Jan. 18, 2016
Angela Primina Yokotake, 91, of Honolulu, a retired child caregiver for Waimea Elementary School on Kauai, died in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Niki Fukuroda and Penny Murata, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.
Jan. 16, 2016
Sadao Yamamoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired George Murashige Contractors carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dennis, daughter Amy, brother Tetsuo, sister Alice Moriwake and a grandchild. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jan. 9, 2016
Violet Y. Van Epps, 93, of Kaneohe died. She was born in Aukuni, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Faith Salas; son Brian Goings; brothers Henry, Robert and Daniel Yotsuda; sisters Kimiko Okano, Natsuko Pitts and Misue Shota; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Jan. 20, 2016
Kenneth Kaname Tomita, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by sons Jason M. and Troy A., daughter Tina M. Morishima, companion Karen Okubo, brother Leon, sister Lily and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.
Jan. 25, 2016
Salaevalu Manuo Toilolo Thomsen, 68, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Billy; daughters Leuta and Matilda Toilolo; son Totoa Toilolo; sisters Lonise, Fitugafulu, Sepolataemo and Rowena Toilolo; brothers Oliovaigafa and Safsten Toilolo; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.
Jan. 24, 2016
Natsuko Yamamoto Tada, 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, an employee of Kapaa Big Save Snack Bar and Kapaa Bakery, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward H., sons Glenn and Leslie, daughters Deborah Tada and Susan Wilson, sister Reiko Yoshimura and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.
Jan. 31, 2016
Eiko Tamaki Sakuma, 84, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired housekeeper for the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by sisters June Bennett and Michiyo Kakazu, and brothers Hitoshi and Yogi Tamaki. No services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.
Jan. 24, 2016
Rebecca Jo “Becca” Pouliot, 68, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired seafarer, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by daughter Regina Joblin. No services.
Jan. 27, 2016
Elsie Hisano Nakagawa, 65, of Aiea died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Ernest N. and sisters Thelma M., Helen N., Amy K. and Nancy H. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jan. 12, 2016
De’Juley Tiffany Michaels, 44, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sisters Ofeira Wilson, Samiulaula Mareko and Marietta Lemafa; and brothers Eteuati, Alesana and Scott Michael, and Tulei Pele. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.
Jan. 19, 2016
James McAlister, 93, of Mililani, a missionary, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. He was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He is survived by wife Helen, son Daniel, daughter JoAnne Morikawa and four grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Oceanview Bible Chapel.
Jan. 23, 2016
Eric Hornor Liljestrand, 67, of Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by brother Bob and sisters Wendla Liljestrand and Lana Craigo. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.
Jan. 2, 2016
Ricardo C. Lapenia, 103, of Wahiawa, a Dole Plantation retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Lawrence, Danny, Rowland and Anthony; daughters Caroline Paasch, Frances Tomei, Magdaline Yadao, Arlene Burton and Jennifer Ibert; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Jan. 12, 2016
Carmen Rosa Hiroko Kitagawa, 94, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Lima, Peru. She is survived by husband Shoji, son Gary K., daughters Karen Kitagawa-James and Carol Kitagawa, sisters Chisato Onuma and Satchie Kawamoto, and two grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 5, 2016
Lorraine Yoshiko Kaneshiro, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Holo Holo Apparel seamstress, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wesley T. Harano and Marc Y. Hirata, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Satuday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.
Jan. 13, 2016
Christine Namaka Kakalia, 81, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Wahiawa, a receptionist for Cutter Dodge Pearl City, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kohanaiki, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Wayne; sons Edwin, Wendell and Leslie Lorenz, Wesley Tailan and Robert Manning; daughters Carol Hashimoto, Roxanne Czarnick, Virginia Silva and Brenda Villegas; brother Julias “Sonny” Lee; sisters Ala Ouye and Sadie Cardoza; 36 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kanana Fou Church, 94-261 Kunia Road, Waipahu. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Jan. 26, 2016
Takashi Ishihara, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration clerk and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Alan, John and Glenn; daughter Anne Sakamoto; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 27, 2015
Dennis Michael Hesia Sr., 70, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Highway Construction foreman and a professional boxer and trainer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Colleen L. Dwyer Hesia; sons Frank Mousser, and Dennis M. Jr., Richard J., Robert D., Everett I.D. and Dennett M.K. Hesia; daughters Shereen M. Hesia Garcia and Deneen K.D. Hesia; brothers John and Frank Hesia, Enrique Rodrigues, and Richard, Delbert and Darryl Diaz; sisters Matilda Hesia, Emelia Rodrigues and Lori Diaz; and numerous grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ulu Mau Village, Heeia State Park, 46-465 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Jan. 29, 2016
Richard Alan Henderson, 69, of Keaau and Volcano, Hawaii, a retired finish carpenter, boat builder and maintenance head at Volcano Golf & Country Club and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by brother Robert S. Private services.
Jan. 7, 2016
Robert V. Fraker, 83, of Kaneohe, a former airline and flight school owner and manager, Cessna Aircraft International Division employee and an Oklahoma Air National Guard veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Chickasha, Okla. He is survived by nieces Cathy Gruber, Janis Cibelli and Gail Whipple; and caregiver Jaime Horton. Committal services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. at 95 Nakoko Place, second floor, Honolulu Airport.
Jan. 5, 2016
Apolonia Cortez Fontanilla, 96, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Clemente, Urbano and Ruben; daughter Caridad Cortez; sister Feliciana Piano; brother Crispin Cortez; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.