ROSALINE PUALANI KAINA Rosaline Pualani Kaina, 69, of Papakolea, passed away August 30, 2014. She is survived by her two Hanai Sons, Revelation Kalauli and Shawn Heatman; Sisters: Madeline Ongais and Pauline Fernandez; Brothers: Sam (Joanne), Wendall (Helen) and David Kaina.
EDWARD THOMPSON SKIPPA’ DIAZ Age 70, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 30, 2014 in Aiea. Born February 17, 1944, in Kalihi, Hawaii, the son of the late Pedro Alonzo and Mary Ann Kamakahonu Kaa’a Diaz. Skippa’ was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Michael Andrew Krause and John Kalaukoa Diaz; two brothers, Ramon and John and his special brother, Butchie. He leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife, best friend, and constant companion, Mary; his children, Gerald Lee (Karen) Krause, James Akau Diaz, Haunani Kathleen (Joseph) Sparks; 15 grandchildren, including Luke William and his namesake, Sean Edward Krause; 1 great grandchild; sisters, Marian “Nana” Kahale, Leetha Faleafine, Elizabeth (Joseph) Charles, Harriet Martinez; and sisters-in-law, Joy (James) La Rose, Gabrielle and Jeanie Diaz; many-nieces, including namesake, Edwina Charles, nephews; and friends. Services will be held at Central Union Church (1660 S. Beretania St.) on September 26, 2014. With viewing from 11 AM until 7 PM. Services at 5 PM. No Flowers.
Sept. 13, 2014
Gary Dean Wilson, 64, of Ewa Beach, a business owner and Marine Corps veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Theresa, son Garrett, daughter Alayna Maldonado, mother Veronica, brother Richard Spencer, sister Nancy Spencer and a grandchild. No services.
Sept. 11, 2014
Gilman Kimo Watson, also known as James Gilman “Jimmy” Watson, 86, of Lahaina, formerly of Wailua Homestead, Kauai, a tour bus driver and an entertainer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Rudy, Randy, James Jr., Jesse, Harold, Nelson and David; daughters Sharon Ako, Nellie Bucasas, Yolanda Keaweamahi, Puanani Perreira, Moana Souza and Thea dora and Shelly Watson; sister Joan P.; 31 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa, Lihue. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Aug. 27, 2014
George Harumi Uyemura, 94, of Kaneohe died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Gail Dagdag, Gwen Lee and Geri Uyemura; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Sept. 3, 2014
Jane Shizuko Udo, 84, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hama kua Coast Federal Credit Union office manager, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Gaylen and Daynor, daughter Vanessa Unoki, brother Van Dale Furusho, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Sept. 5, 2014
Kalani Jyun Tokunaga, 71, of Makawao, Maui, a Maui County Parks and Recreation painter, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Francesca, sons Kaleo and Kawika, and daughter Miki Adams. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
Aug. 18, 2014
Joyce Hisae Tengan, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Tropics Fishmarket cook, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Russ S., Jay Y. and Mel N.; sister Jenny Pendergast; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Sept. 16, 2014
Rolf Reis, 65, of Waianae, a retired custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Germany. He is survived by son Erich, daughter Jennifer, brothers Bernd and Timmy, and sister Susan Cummings. Private services.
Sept. 10, 2014
Gladys Satoko Okamura, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Kona. She is survived by daughters Julie Yamanaka and Lynn Leong, sister Jane Kanemura and three grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 8, 2014
Evelyn Kimie Nishimura, 89, of Aiea, a retired Army and Air Force Exchange Service key punch operator, died in Kunia. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by brother Richard and caregiver Evangeline Billena. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Aiea Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual/aloha attire.
Sept. 18, 2014
Rosella M. Blaisdell “Rags” Newell, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways reservationist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Timothy E., daughters Ann M. Pearson and Keala N. Simcik, brothers William and Sumner Blaisdell, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services gathering: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Services: 11 a.m. Reception to follow at Oahu Chapel lanai. Aloha attire. Leis welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Sept. 10, 2014
Mieko Muramaru, 82, of Kahului, formerly of Hilo, a retired saleswoman, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Arlene Shinozuka and Robin Lopes, and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences may be sent to ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Aug. 20, 2014
Kazue Morimoto, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired secretary for Hoopono Services for the Blind, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Gail E., brothers Osamu and Kyoge “George” Kasashima, and sister Haruko Shizumura. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Aug. 24, 2014
Joyce Jane Maki, 67, of Lakeland, Fla., a retired bartender, died in Florida. She was born in West Virginia. She is survived by husband Mark, sons Travis S. and Sean E. Johnson, brothers Wayne and Dubert Johnson, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Sept. 14, 2014
Sandra “Kaimi” Maka, 54, of Waianae died. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by son Abraham “Mahina”; hanai sons Sam Nahulu, Thomas White and Jerome Flores; daughters Reina Nahulu and Kehau and Sadie Maka; mother Winona; hanai mother Maile Kipilii; brothers Kanila and Scott; sister Stef; hanai sisters Darlene and Nikki; and 14 grandchildren. Celebration of life gathering: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ulehawa Beach Park, Nanakuli. Services: 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Beach casual attire. Loose flowers or lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Sept. 16, 2014
Benjamin Kawaii Limahai Jr., 69, of Waianae, a retired truck driver, a Marine veteran who served in Vietnam, a musician and a fisherman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rita L.; sons Michael K., Benjamin and Ceriol; daughters Karen Lynch and Brittany Ortiz; stepdaughters Megan and Jasmine Chapman; and 18 grandchildren. Services to be held Friday. For more information, contact the family via Facebook.
Aug. 3, 2014
Edward T. Lawrence, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired civil engineer with the Pacific Division, Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Shafter, and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Linwood, Pa. He is survived by wife Helen, sons Edward T. Jr. and Sean B., daughter Ellen Nunn, sister Eileen Jardine and two grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Aug. 23, 2014
Kayono Koike, 101, of Mililani, a retired cafeteria baker at Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate School on the Big Island, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Will K., Lyman S. and Pierson H.; daughters Leora K. Tun, Sylvia S. Koike, Mae S. Iwamoto and Lynne T. Uchida; sisters Nancy T. Yokota and Barbara S. Hamamoto; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Jonah Umauma Puhipau Kelekolio, 39, of Hilo, a lead kitchen utility worker for Kamehameha Schools’ Hawaii campus, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hilo and was also a former Seaside Restaurant cook, an H.S.I. security guard, an apprentice at Alu Like’s Youth Offender Project and a cook at Woolworth’s Restaurant in Hilo. He is survived by wife Denise K.K.; sons Keikiali’imahieakumukahi and Luhiehukawenaokahailimoe; mother Joyce L.; brothers Louis Jr., David “Kawika” and Stanley; and sister Dawnaree Arnold. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Aloha attire.
Sept. 8, 2014
Seichi Kawamoto, 82, of Kaneohe, a Carpenters Union supervisor and Marine Corps veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Keith, Ross and Lester; daughters Kay Alesna and Linda Kawamoto-Dalire; brothers Takeshi, Tamotsu and Robert; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date.
Sept. 7, 2014
Mitsuru Kato, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base aircraft mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Kyle and Kenn, brother Kiyoshi and three grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Aug. 15, 2014
Toshiko Isawa, 100, of Pearl City, a retired housekeeper for private families, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond, daughter Marlene Makino, sisters June and Sharon Momita, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 4, 2014
Benjamin “Ben” Ildefonzo, 83, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Bibiana M., son Edgar, daughters Loridel Rosa and Norma I. Campos, sisters Alfreda Ildefonzo and Rosita Macapulay, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Aug. 31, 2014
Raymond H. Hasegawa, 82, of Mililani, an Air Force retiree and city Parks and Recreation employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by wife Mieko S., son Hal, daughter Tammy, brother Mitsuo, sister Harue Endo, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 23, 2014
Antonio “Tony” Guzman, 90, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Ray G., Rodge and Eleazer; daughter Merlinda; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 16, 2014
Carolyn Hiroko “Carol” Fujita, 68, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa campus mailroom clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Claude K. “Kats,” sons Clete H. Fujita, daughter Catherine E. Chan, brother Thomas M. Goda and two grandchildren. Private services.
Sept. 5, 2014
Peregrina “Nanette” Donaldson, 61, of Aiea, a business owner, died in Aiea. She was born Tigbauan Iloilo, Philippines. She is survived by stepdaughter Diana C.; brothers Aurelio G., Joselito G., Roberto G., Genny G., Edwin G. and Charlie G. Teruel; and sisters Maria Elena T. Nutter and Esperanza G. and Delia G. Teruel. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at donate.lls.org/lls/donate. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Sept. 7, 2014
Diana Joycelyn Chong, 50, of Kailua died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by partner Raemi K. Bolosan, son Angel K., brother John L. and sister Valkyrie R. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: noon. Light refreshments to follow. Casual attire. Color theme: purple.
Aug. 25, 2014
Helen Shizuko Cameron, 103, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Loretta Dela Cruz, brother Edward Tokunaga and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.