March 1, 2014
Katherine R. Yamamoto, 61, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Calvin K.; mother Velma Maldonado; brothers Colbert, Robert and Jobert Maldonado; and sister Glynis Lewis. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
March 27, 2014
Fung Sim Ching Wong, 77, of Honolulu, a retired pantry employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by son William; daughters Linda Montalvo, Sheila Wong-Buczek and Lisa Wong; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 6, 2013
Shawn Cameron “Burp” Weeks, 46, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an auto mechanic, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by daughter Pono and brother Todd. Services at noon Sunday at Makekua Point (right at Pohiki, 0.8 mile to Makekua Point). Call Robert Stallard at 747-3956.
April 7, 2014
Earlene A. Vendiola, 70, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Grey, Colo. She is survived by husband Henry P.; sons Jeffrey A., Joel R. and Gary L. Milon; daughters Jill L. and Jan L. Milon, and Melissa B. Cardenas; brother Terry L. Eastin; sister Donna G. Carr; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
April 14, 2014
Emmy Taylor, 63, of Mililani, a Hawaiian Airlines Japanese interpreter, died. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by husband Patrick, stepsons David and Kekoa, stepdaughters Kuualoha Taylor and Kamele Richardson, mother Fumi Mersom, sister Patty Yun and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
March 27, 2014
Esther Kiyoko Tanaka, 79, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dr. Stanley K., son Glen A., daughter Fay M.T. Atebara, brothers Ernest and Walter Kokubun, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Feb. 28, 2014
Paul A. Shaboyan Sr., 54, of Kailua died in Kailua. He was born in Mineola, N.Y. He is survived by the Shaboyan, Dillinger and Boynton families. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Kailua Beach Park pavilion. Casual attire. Donations suggested to pancan.org. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
March 21, 2014
Genaro Vea “Felicito” Ramelb, 74, of Honolulu, a Pagoda Hotel and Restaurant banquet service employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leo O.; daughters Jennifer Olivar, Joannalyn San Buenaventura and Jean Kagawa; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
March 21, 2014
Risati Leota Tuisi’ufaga Poueu, 77, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Swains Island, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tauva; sons Laauli P. and Ata Risati; daughters Lealofi Risati, Tauilo Poueu, Saifaaua Tuisaula, Siolo Hunt and Ruta Siaosi; 40 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
March 8, 2014
James “Junior” Numazu Jr., 76, of Kapolei died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joyce, son Marc, daughters Lisa Quinto and Kris Nakabayashi, brother Rodney, sisters Bertha Ueoka and Sharlene Itoman, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
March 29, 2014
Jay Fredrick Neumann, 68, of Kainaliu, Hawaii, formerly of Kalapana, Hawaii, a plumbing contractor and owner of Preferred Plumbing and Talking Dolphin Records, died at home. He was born in La Jolla, Calif. He is survived by son Jayson; daughters Marama Patrick and Angela Neumann; brothers Dan, Gregory, Jeffrey, Mark and William; and sisters Anne Neumann and Jackie Parecki. Celebration of life at noon Sunday at Kahaluu Beach Park, Keauhou, Hawaii.
April 2, 2014
Hannah Hanayo Nardini, 87, of Hilo, a former employee at the Law Offices of Carlsmith, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David, brother Richard Will and two grandchildren. Private services.
March 31, 2014
Larry Bunji Nakamoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired AMSCO plumber and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yasuko and brothers Warren and Theodore. Private services.
Feb. 27, 2014
Clifton Tetsuhiko Mashiba, 76, of Honolulu, a retired accountant and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kaori, sons Chris and Cary, brothers Richard and Roy, sister Doreen Shishido and three grandchildren. Private services.
March 4, 2014
Arlington Raymond Jung, 87, of Palm Springs, Calif., an Army veteran and a retired Time Warner information services manager in Los Angeles, died in Hallmark Palm Springs, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Lily Jung Ing. Private services.
April 8, 2014
Ralph Rudi Johnson, 67, of Waipahu, a retired Kaiser Foundation Hospital data center manager and Duty Free Shoppers information technology employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by wife Carolee; sons Rudi K. and Arlie “A.J.” Johnson, and David Craigo; daughters Deborah Johnson and Caren Craigo; brothers James “Buzz” and Jerry; sisters Teresa Diebling and Norma Garcia; and eight grandchildren. Services: 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Burial: 10 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
April 13, 2014
Elsie Hatsue Ishizaki, 84, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank accountant, died in Arcadia Health Care Center. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by sister Evelyn Kuraoka. Private services. No monetary offerings.
April 10, 2014
Elaine C. Galang, 85, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Keith and Carlton; daughters Henriette Galang and Beverly Johnson; sisters Magdalen Anoba, Isabella Lambayan, Chris Torres, Gloria Perreira, Loretta Corniel and Pearl Vierra; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
April 4, 2014
Marie Crowell, 84, of Aiea, a salesclerk, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert P., son Clayton R., sister Jeanette Tavares and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. April 28 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
April 10, 2014
Joyce Emma Akana, 77, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, cook at Luke’s Restaurant, server at McDonald’s in Waimea, Hawaii, and receptionist at Sunshine Helicopters, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Brendalynn Owens, Cecelia Souza, Dena Soares, Celeste Keyes, Jadelyn Hoopai, Johanna Walker and Rowena Kanaha; hanai son Sam Kaeo; hanai daughter Shirley Tomei; brother Henry Jr.; sister Olivia Teramoto; 25 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hawi, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
BRANDON F. CAYETANO Brandon F. Cayetano, 55, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014 at Straub Hospital. Born on December 08, 1958, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Brandon spent his early childhood in Kalihi and at age 5, moved to Los Angeles with his family. He returned to Hawaii in 1971 and attended King Intermediate School. He later enrolled at Damien Memorial High School where he was an honor roll student and senior class president. He graduated in 1976. An entrepreneur at heart, in 1983, Brandon created T.A.G. (Tactical Air-Games of Hawaii) in Waimanalo and quickly established himself as a pioneer in Hawaii’s paintball industry. Brandon dedicated nearly 30 years to the sport and was considered a “Living Legend” in the paintball community. In 2001, Brandon formed Hawaii All-Star Paintball & Airsoft Games which is frequented by many local and mainland players of all ages. Cognizant of the world and social issues, Brandon often raised money for Autism Hawaii, the Hawaii Food Bank and other local charities. Brandon was a true friend as it was his natural inclination to think of others and help those in need. An intelligent free spirit, Brandon was a great singer, a karaoke king, a connoisseur of ketchup and clever prankster. He lived each day with fun and brought laughter and love to everyone he met. He will be deeply missed and forever loved. He is survived by his father, former Governor Ben Cayetano; his mother, Lorraine G. Cayetano; sisters, Janeen Cayetano and Samantha Cayetano; step-mother Vicky Cayetano; step-sister Marissa (John) Ross, step-brother William (Erika) Cayetano; grandmother, Mary Gueco; Uncles Ken and Ron; Uncles Randy (Sue), Wayne (Claudia), Glenn (Sari) and families; Aunts Jean (John), Virgie (Norris), Shirley, Jasmine and families; grand-aunts Rachel Willing and Violet Ayers; Uncle Douglas Willing and Aunts Charlene, Charlotte and Nani and families; Uncles Patrick (Puni), Jack Jr. (Elsie) Ayers and families and Stacie Ayers; nephew Micah (Krissy) Ancheta, grand-niece, Makylah Ancheta, grand-nephew, Kyson Ancheta; Uncle Michael & Aunty Estelle Green; Uncles Godfrey (Vivian) and Gaylord Ortiz; Aunty Veronica (Ed) Buck and families; Uncle Kamaki and Aunty Aggie and numerous cousins. A memorial service will be held on April 19, 2014 at 10:30 am at Nuuanu Memorial Park, 2233 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii 96817. Aloha attire and paintball uniforms are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cayetano Foundation Scholarship Fund c/o Hawaii Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
DIOSDADO DADO REAL PELAEZ Age 86, of Waipahu, passed away March 17, 2014 in Waipahu. Born Decmber 8, 1927 in Marinduque, Philippines. Retired from Freeman Guards and Global Associates. He is survived by wife, Afra P. Pelaez; sons, Wilfredo (Marylou) P. Pelaez of Virginia, Eduardo (Paulette) P. Pelaez of Philippines, Rodolfo (Vangie) P. Pelaez, Diosdado (Glena) P. Pelaez, Jr.; daughters, Evie (Ernie) P. Roque, Gloria (Florencio) P. Melicor of Virginia, Liberty (Bong) F. Monsayac, Maria Ligaya P. Pelaez; brother, Teodoro R. (Loring) Pelaez; sister, Millie Pelaez; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (April 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (April 23) at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
ANGELA MUNGCAL ENRIQUEZ Age 83, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 21, 2014 in Aiea. Born May 31, 1930 in Samal Bataan, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Irene (Pete) De La Cruz, Irma (Curtis) Colipano; 4 grand- children. Visitation 9:15 a.m. Monday (April 21) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd. Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire.
REV. BENJAMIN PUNA BAKER Age 78, of Waianae, HI, passed away March 18, 2014 in Waianae. Born July 22, 1935 in Aiea, HI. Benjamin was retired from the Hawaiian Electric Company. He was a Reverend at Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship; formerly known as Waianae Pentecostal Faith Mission. He is survived by wife, Barbara Baker; sons, Benjamin P. Baker (Lani Moniz), Brian K. (Angela) Baker; daughters, Blossom N. (Happy) Meyers, Brenda-Lee (Reginald) Kalahiki, Brenette I. Baker; 13 grand- children; 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Lydia Escuadro. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Monday (April 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 4/22 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Cemetery.
RICHARD MASA MASARU NOMURA Age 83, of Pearl City, passed on March 28, 2014 at Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born March 11, 1931 in Honolulu. He retired as a Purchasing Agent from Pearl Harbor – Public Work Center, also served in the Air Force. He is survived be his wife, Mildred; son, Keith (Edean), daughter in law, Jan; grand- children, Ashley, Kailey, Jerick and Brayden; brothers, Norman and Gary; sister, Deanna Higa; preceded in death by his son, Dean. Private services were held.