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Obituaries

For Sunday, August 3, 2014


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Pastor Amor Alsola Jr.
July 30, 2014
Pastor Amor Alsola Jr., 61, of Aiea, a retired master sergeant of the Philippine navy, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in San Roque, Northern Samar, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felisa; son Philip John; daughters Catherine Alsola and Sonia Brooks; sisters Cristi Simcock, Lucy Hochrine, Amelia Lim and Lourdes Lubag; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

Ligaya Antonio Bonilla
July 2, 2014
Ligaya Antonio Bonilla, 53, of Honolulu, a medical assistant at Central Medical Clinic, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Cadacad, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alberto S.; sons Bradley and Jonathan; daughter Jennifer; parents Abraham and Rosita Antonio; sister Myrna A. Villaver; and two grandchildren. Visitation and services: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Virgilio Buted
July 28, 2014
Virgilio Buted, 55, of Kihei, Maui, a master cutter and upholsterer, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Virgie and Ericka; mother Veronica; brothers Melecio, Dominador and Mario; sisters Edna Allado and Delia Buted; and three grandchildren. Overnight vigil: 2 p.m. Thursday at the family residence, 278 Hoohie St., Kihei. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kihei. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Elgin Manuel Puaimoku Duarte
June 24, 2014
Elgin Manuel Puaimoku Duarte, 85, of Kailua, a retired Army sergeant major, died at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Joyce C. Hunter; sons Matthew Duarte and Scott and Kenneth Lawton; daughter Cindy Lwin; sisters Elaine Hara and Ethel Morimoto; and seven grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Luncheon to follow.

Melvin Hayashi
July 22, 2014
Melvin Hayashi, 72, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Air Force experimental test pilot and director of the F-15 Strike Eagle System Program Office, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. His awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gail; sons Dean and Brad; brothers Douglas, Roger and Glenn Hayashi, and Larry P. Gladden; sister Pam Okimoto; and stepmother Lorraine. Visitation: 2:45 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Cisto Hondonero
June 15, 2014
Cisto Hondonero, 86, of Waimea, a Kau Agribusiness (formerly C. Brewer) retiree and an Army veteran of World War II, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Vivian J.; brother Phillip; sister Carmen Pestano; daughters Cheryl H. Fujihara and Ralnamarie Hondodero; sons Cisto H. Martines and Brian S. and Stanford Hondodero; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Assembly of God Church, Kau. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Tokiyo Inouye
July 26, 2014
Tokiyo Inouye, 96, of Kula, Maui, a flower farmer, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Kula. She is survived by sons Michael and Lloyd, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Mardie Sughrue Jim
July 17, 2014
Mardie Sughrue Jim, 78, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse specializing in open-heart surgery, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Manhattan. She is survived by husband Dr. Edward L.S., sons Edward E. and Gregory R., and brother Terrance Sughrue. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested in her memory to Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Josiah Kealoha
July 23, 2014
Josiah Kealoha, formerly known as "Pake" Gaspar, 65, of Hilo, a retired professional musician who played with Manae and the Kapaakea Homestead Band and a choir director of the 3 Days and 3 Nights Study Hall of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by sons Eddie and Lopaka Gaspar, and Michael Halican; daughters Mary Lee, Crissy Distelhorst, Donna Juliussen and Makanani Gaspar; brothers Roy and Gene McNabb; sisters Ipo Koyaso, Joelyn Gaspar, Shirley Olsen, Mary Nalley and Maxine Linary; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Leleiwi Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Keller
July 24, 2014
Mary Keller, 65, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by spouse Elmer Sr.; sons Elmer Jr., John and Jonathan; daughters Mary Castillo, Crystal Defries and Alisha Willis; brother Eddie Grammer; sister Tina Alvarez; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial: 3:30 p.m. at Alae Cemetery.

Stanley Bernard Koko Sr.
July 20, 2014
Stanley Bernard "Kamanuiwa" Koko Sr., 79, of Kula, Maui, a tour driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Bernard Jr., Steven and Cyrus; daughters Robin Vierra-Koko, Charmaine Delapina-Koko and Gretel Koko-Kong; hanai daughters Malani Rodrigues and Kela Koomoa; brothers George and Joseph; sisters Mary Ann Morioka and Martha Kalaniopio; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Urn burial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church. Inurnment at Puuiki Cemetery; reception to follow.

Barbara F. Kubo
July 12, 2014
Barbara F. Kubo, 69, of Ellensburg, Wash., a corporate controller in the agriculture industry, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by companion Mary Vinci, mother Kimiyo Follosco, and brothers Howard, Leland and John. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial to follow at Haleakala National Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Gregorio Asocro Layugan Jr.
July 27, 2014
Gregorio Asocro Layugan Jr., 45, of Lahaina, a Kapalua Plantation House chef, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Davao City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marissa S., son Jeremiah, daughter Kristel K., brothers Primo and Jeferson, and sisters Merlie Valdez and Berverlyn Aveno. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Lydia L.K. Miha
July 28, 2014
Lydia L.K. "Mamo" Miha, 57, of Honolulu, an Oahu Mortuary funeral director and support staff member for Oahu Cemetery and Crematory, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai son Jake J. Manini; brothers John Miha and Joe and Ulyesses Nahinu; and sisters Bernadette Manini, Pua and Pauline Miha, Yolandra Brown and Virginia Choberko. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Thomas H. Nakamoto
July 27, 2014
Thomas H. Nakamoto, 68, of Kahului, a retired teacher from the Wayne-Westland School District in Michigan and Baldwin High School golf coach, died at home. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Mi Suk Cho, daughter Mindy, brothers Roy and Kenneth, and sister Amy Williams. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maui Full Gospel Korean Church, 390 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Henry Shoichi Nihei
July 19, 2014
Henry Shoichi Nihei, 85, of Paia, Maui, owner and operator of a farm in Kula, Maui, died at home. He was born in Kula. He is survived by wife Yukie; sons Dennis, Craig and Randal; sisters Hatsumi Abe and Tsugiko Kikuta; and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Julia K. Pai
June 30, 2014
Julia K. Pai, 63, of Waianae, a retired Waianae Intermediate School substitute teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Arthur, Samson and David; daughters Evelyn Pai and Chastity Cochran; brother Harry Momoa; sister Darleen Jumawan; and four grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at Makaha Beach. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Spencer Lee Kawaihoola Pomroy
June 21, 2014
Spencer Lee Kawaihoola "Poco" Pomroy, 49, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a bus driver for Roberts Hawaii Tours on the Big Island, Oahu, Maui and Kauai, and for Hawaii County's Hele-On Bus, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu and also was owner of Volcano Sound System with Slides by Deysia Views. He is survived by wife Darrilynn; sons Kawai "Yours" Pomroy and Darren Jr. and Dietrick Rodrigues; daughters Shandie "Onedays" and Kaulana "Lucy"; brothers Henry Pomroy III and Gerald Morison-Pomroy; sisters Serena and Lesley Pomroy, and Kalaniwela Glory; stepmother Jeanie; and seven grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Casual attire.

Vaiao Iosefo Pulefa'asisina
July 11, 2014
Vaiao Iosefo Pulefa'asisina, 61, of Waipahu, an ironworker with Labor Union 625 and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Amanave, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Moana M. Hampton; daughter Monica; stepsons Laki, Oscar, Tumua, Moi and Thomas; stepdaughter Leilani T.; brother Po'a; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Fred Sakurada
July 4, 2014
Fred Sakurada, 79, of Aiea, a retired electrician with Shop 51 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Lanikai. He is survived by wife Nancy and brother Paul. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Rodney D. Santos
July 29, 2014
Rodney D. Santos, 72, of Wailuku died at home. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by wife Linda Awai-Santos; daughters Serena Dodd, Venona "Nona" Vargas, Regina "Gina" Santos, Dreena Baisa, Corina "Ululani" Akeo, Regan "Ui" Awai and Rodina "Ro" Santos; hanai son Danton "Danny Boy" Akuna; sister Loretta Lea; 22 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Aug. 11 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, in the Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

Su'afaiga Herman Raymond Louis Scanlan
July 9, 2014
Su'afaiga Herman Raymond Louis Scanlan, 79, of Waianae, died in Wahiawa. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Herman S. Jr., Paul M.M., Atapua'i L. and Makai P.; daughter Laloifi B.; brother High Chief Fanene M.; sisters Cecilia P. Reid, Mary Jane Taufaasau and Florence B. Scanlan; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No fa'a Samoa.

Doris Yooko Iura Teraoka
July 14, 2014
Doris Yooko Iura Teraoka, 84, of Hilo, a retired bookkeeper for Shuman Lumber Co., died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Tetsuo "Terry"; daughters Arlene and Beverly Teraoka and DeEtte Teraoka-Robarts; sister Lorraine Hora; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary chapel, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

David Kanaeaupuni Teves
June 4, 2014
David Kanaeaupuni Teves, 62, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Postal Service retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jonathan and Garner; daughter Kaikea; brothers Puuloa, Ehukai and Kamalei; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Wailoa State Park, large pavilion. Casual attire.

Lynne Aiko Uyehara-Enriques
July 22, 2014
Lynne Aiko Uyehara-Enriques, 59, of Pukalani, Maui, a partner of Uncle Louie's Sausage Co., died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Kenneth R. Enriques, son David K. Enriques, daughter Joy T.N. Enriques, brother Calvin Uyehara and sister Eunice Dean. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.






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