July 31, 2016
Kamaile Dorothy Brown, 52, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Human Services executive secretary, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Clarence and sister Roxanne Simao. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 30 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Private Inurnment. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
Aug. 3, 2016
Elizabeth Ngit Lung Ching, 104, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kaamilo Hale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Norman and Clayton, daughters Loretta Tom and Louneille Michinaka, sister Flora Lum, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Aug. 25 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: borthwickoahu. com.
July 31, 2016
Sofia Domingo Dela Cruz, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hale Nani Nursing Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Artemio and Ruben, daughters Fely Manipon and Euziele Azacueta, brother Basilio Domingo and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Waikiki. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.
July 28, 2016
Joseph K. Custino, 78, of Kapolei, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. retiree, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alohalinda; sons Paul, Joseph and Jonathan; daughter Paulyn Ancheta; sisters Victoria “Vicky” Custino and Lani Jo “Lulu” Arellano; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.
July 12, 2016
Kenneth Amado Esperas, 64, of Spokane, Wash., a City of Spokane Department of Parking Enforcement retiree, died in Spokane. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Darlene; sons Owen and Chan; daughter LeAnne; brothers John, Clifford and Sydney; sister Corinne; and two grandchildren. Services in Spokane. Flowers welcome. Sympathy cards may be sent to The Esperas Family, P.O. Box 3966, Spokane, WA 99220. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.
Aug. 8, 2016
Avelino “Ave” Francisco, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center housekeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by wife Chita; sons Alfredo Esteban Jr., Gerald Francisco and Kim D. Agustin; brother Benjamin; sister Teresita Santos; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Final services and burial to be held in the Philippines. No flowers.
Aug. 9, 2016
Estelle-Starr Esther Bat Avraham Hasson, 76, of Honolulu, a retired executive consultant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by son Robert M. Seeley, daughters Natalie M. Seeley and Elizabeth S. Pecoraro, brother Yosef D., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at Oahu Cemetery.
Aug. 14, 2016
Hollis T.Y. Ho, 85, of Honolulu, retired owner and president of Jade Food Products and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Deanne W., sister Hester Wong and two grandchildren. Services pending.
July 28, 2016
Sebastian “Ala” Alalem Jr., 61, of Waipahu, an adult correctional officer at Oahu Community Correctional Center, died in Waipahu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Marilyn, son Troy, brothers Michael and James, and sisters Cindy Kehau and Linda Rodriguez. Private services.
Aug. 9, 2016
Elizabeth Maluihi Ako Lee, 87, of Kohanaiki, Hawaii, a master lau hala weaver, cultural historian, Hawaiian translator and employee for Dr. Thomas Mar at Kona Community Hospital, died at her family’s residence. She was given the MAMo Award by Bishop Museum. She also was named a Living Treasure by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert E. Jr. and Reggie K.; brother Valentine Ako; sisters Jane Nunies, Emma Conjugacion and Elaine Spencer; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Mokuaikaua Congregational Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 3:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Aug. 29 at Mokuaikaua Church Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Aug. 1, 2016
Mary Nani Makalena, 85, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kalua; daughter June K. “Kihapai”; sisters Hannah McKeague, Alice Makue and Pua Holani; and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to New Hope Oahu or St. Francis Hospice. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.
Aug. 9, 2016
Lois Takako Matsumoto, 81, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education health aide at Kaleiopuu Elementary School, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kevin K. Visitation: 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.
July 29, 2016
Keith Patrick Koohele Hilo Matthews, 72, of Papakolea died in Seattle. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jacqueline Tarricone; son Dominic; daughters Ginger, Megan and Nicolette; brother Calvin; sisters Reynette Ahuna, Darnell Zablan and Samunette Matthews-Leslie; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Celebration of life: 6:45 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Aug. 21, 2016
Ramon Niango Ramos, 77, of Mililani died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Indai L.; sons Regan, Randy and Ramil; daughter Leigh Ramos-Platt; brothers Roque, Ruben and Romeo; sisters Dolores Ricafort, Maria-Elena De Juan and Lourdes Esquivel; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.
Aug. 10, 2016
Jeanne Wai Yee Tamanaha, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by son Jensen, daughter Diane Duldulao, brothers Tony Ng Hon Fun and Ng Hon Hay, sisters Winnie Lee and Eliza Shiu, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 27 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.