Dec. 29, 2014
Donald H. Yoshimoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance employee for the Gas Co. and retired owner of and salesman at Yoshimoto Slipper Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judy, son Jon and brother Eiso “Harold.” Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.
Jan. 10, 2015
Marion Kaihikapuonalani Vasconcellos, 96, of Hawaii, a state Department of Education teacher, died in Arcadia Retirement Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by grandson Kaipo Kamai and granddaughters Kiilani H. Spencer and Sarah M.K. Vasconcellos. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Church. Services:\0x200811 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Jan. 16, 2015
Peni Lavakeiaho Tokelau Fifita, 83, of Hilo, a retired Free Church of Tonga minister, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Haapai, Tonga. He is survived by wife Masela; sons Ofa, Isileli, Uasi and Sione; daughters Pelela, Makasini and Kaneisini; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 7 a.m. Saturday at Free Church of Tonga, off Kaloli Drive. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section.
Jan. 14, 2015
Edwin Hiroshi Saito, 62, of Mililani, a retired Delta Construction controller, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Carol, son Scott, father Chester K., mother Jane F., brother Bert and sister Annette Bacalso. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.
Jan. 17, 2015
Janet Brule Pettengill, 92, of Kailua died on the mainland. She was born in Upper Peninsula, Mich. She is survived by sons Kenneth Brooks and Greg Pettengill; daughters Sky Mitchell, Evelyn Larsen, Mary Peoples, Essie Swanson and Carey-Padmani Brown; stepsons John and David; stepdaughter Gail French; brothers Warren and John D. Brule; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Vermont. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.
Jan. 5, 2015
Dwayne Edward “Boogie” Kusaka, 55, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by partner Jamelyn Padre, son Dwayne, daughters Jaylynn and Jayde, parents Yuki and Fely, brother Royden and sister Norine. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m.
Jan. 22, 2015
Fumiye Kotaka, 84, of Lodi, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired General Steamship Lines accountant, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Denis and Dean; daughters Gail Asada and Robin Kotaka; brother Shomei Kaneshiro; sisters Chiyoko Kaneshiro, Toyoko Kinjo and Nobuye Tobaru; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Lodi.
Jan. 19, 2015
Lily Mokihana Bush Kahalehili, 76, of Kailua, a postal clerk, died in Kailua. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by husband Earl P.; son Fred K. Verceles; daughters Linda Murray and Lisa Kunioka; stepsons Alika and Michael; stepdaughters Ronell Kaneaikala, Earlyn and Scottie K. Kahalehili, and Suzette Mazon; brothers Peter and Henry Bush; sisters Virginia Apana and Darlyn Napoleon; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keolu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Jan. 21, 2015
Clarice Hoopai Honda, 84, of Pearl City, a custodial supervisor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by daughters Gail Atkinson, Beverly, Joycelyn and Alberta Pukahi, Mahealani Tabuya, and Clarissa Moranha; brother Joseph Hoopai Sr.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Jan. 19, 2015
Alexander L. Hendry Jr., 71, of Haleiwa, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by wife Susan, son Alex, daughter Caroline Evans, mother Marjorie, brother Richard, sisters Jean Beltz and Laura Reifsnyder and a grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.
Dec. 29, 2014
Hanako Fukuki, 88, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker and a worker in the family manufacturing and farming businesses, died at home. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lloyd, Marshall and Hudson; and sisters Asako Fukuki, Rose Nishimura and Ruth Kaneda. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Jan. 5, 2015
Takeo Fujikawa, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Central Pacific Bank loan officer and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yukimi, daughter Jean, brothers Daniel and Satoru, sister Teruko Fujita and a grandchild. Private services.
Jan. 21, 2015
Richard Lawrence Duran, 66, of Lahaina, a retired stuntman in the entertainment industry, died in Lahaina. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Camille; sons Marlo, Lawrence and Daniel; daughters Cheyenne Clark and Shawnee Opunui; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Canoe Beach, Lahaina. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
Jan. 10, 2015
Herman Cambra, 91, of Kahului, a retired postal clerk at the Kahului Post Office, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Irene V.; sons Glenn E., Dwight S. and Robert W.; daughter Karen Laborte; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Urn burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballard-familymortuaries.com.
Dec. 14, 2014
Ruth La Verne Kaho’oilihala “Penny” Brooks, 71, of Hilo, an independent contractor in Hilo and managing director for the former Waiakea Theaters, died at home. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by son Shawn; daughters Noreen Escalona and Sheri Wills; stepmother Paz Kaho’oilihala; brothers John, Donald, Timothy and Jerry Kaho’oilihala; sister Pua Gamiao; and eight grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 7, 2015
Genevieve Cecilia Boyd, 86, of Rogersville, Tenn., a retired employee of Honolulu Rapid Transit and Pearl Country Club, died in Rogersville. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold G. and William W., eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 3, 2015
Karlton “Kalei” Borges, 53, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents John and Esther, and sisters Noreen Mattos and Janna Insillio. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
Jan. 23, 2015
Eleanor Ann Arrojo, 67, of Lihue, a retired early-education teacher at Immaculate Conception, St. Catherine and Holy Cross schools, and at Kauai Economic Opportunity, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald G.; sons Michael and Randy Manuwa, and Jon Arrojo; daughter Melissa; brothers Alan, Steven and Sidney “Nani” Manosa; sisters Theresa “Joyce” Magdadaro and Diane Barbadillo; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Additional services to be held Feb. 7 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue, times to be announced. Casual attire. No flowers.