July 17, 2015
Taumaloto Lemafa Lasi Tufeluani, 66, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Matu’u, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Afa Neueli, and Tasi S. and Roy Tufeluani; daughters Uputaua Williams, Loseli “Sally” Peau, Barbara T. Uiagalelei and Faagao “Baby” Tufeluani; brothers Lalauega T.M. Setu and Siliaga Lemafa; sister Sileiloa Lemafa-Faagau; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Waianae Congregational Samoan Church. Services: 9 a.m. Entombment: noon at Sunset Memorial Park, Garden Crypt. Casual attire. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.
July 28, 2015
Samuel Elia Meyer, also known as “Sam” and “Uncle Bubba,” 73, of Princeville, Kauai, formerly of Hanalei and Wanini, Kauai, and Kailua, a salesman for Volkswagon Kauai and Kuhio Motors, and a retired Princeville Makai Golf Course starter, died in Wilcox Memorial hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cora Sue; son Steve Burrell; daughters Sherilyn K. Hoomanawanui, Kamaile Labor and Kelley Doi; sister Sarona De Costa; and six grandchildren. Private services on Kauai. Additional visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. Services: 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date in Wanini.
July 4, 2015
George Katsuake Matsuda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired manager for the Laniakea YWCA and George’s Produce and Produce Packers, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Gail Tom, brothers Motoo and Robert, and sister Ellen Lau. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 2, 2015
Susana Tuifao Lifa, 76, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Ioane Mauga and Siasau Lifa; daughters Taumanupepe T. Iosua, Ana Lealiiee, Faataputala Iona, Siafa Rocha and Tutasi Lifa; brother Lopati Tuifao; sisters Fu’a Matavele, Noela Pua and Pito Augafa; 39 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.
July 30, 2015
Florence Tsuruyo Kurasaki, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Pawaa Beauty Salon hairdresser, died in Honolulu. She was born on Hawaii island. She is survived by sons Ronald T. and Barry T., daughters Beverly T. Miyake and Lynne T. Gardetto, sister Edith Kuwana, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.
July 3, 2015
Wilbert Mun Sin Ho, 87, of Aiea, an avionics supervisor and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Waiawa. He is survived by wife Helen Y., son Dr. Wilton W.M., daughters Sharon H. Miyashiro and Pam F.L. Vierra, brother Warren, sister Gladys Nishioka and five grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School. Services: 3 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
July 10, 2015
Ethel Shizuko Hironaka, 94, of Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Hale-iwa, died in Kent, Wash. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lorna Viloria, sisters Merle Ragasa and Shizue Tan, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.
July 4, 2015
Dr. Bert Yukio Hayashi, 94, of Honolulu, a self-employed dental surgeon and an Army veteran, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clara C., sons Gerald and Craig, sister Amy Nishijima and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.
June 20, 2015
Lourdes A. Hale, 83, of Waipahu died in Ewa. She was born in Pukalii, Maui. She is survived by sons Cecil and Bruce, daughter Valerie, 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome.
June 30, 2015
Sarah Naomi Haia, 60, of Kailua, a housekeeping services business owner, died at home. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by son Dustin Kepaa; daughters Kanoelani Kepaa, and Nichol and Sarah Pedro; brothers Kimo Haia Jr., and Steven and Norman Nakasone; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
July 18, 2015
Eric Kumio Gokan, 53, of Waipahu, a painter, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Noel Y. and Arline H., and sister Rory T.N. Leatherman. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
July 26, 2015
Pauline Kekiwi Fernandez, 73, of Pukalani, Maui, owner and operator of Fernandez Catering, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband James G. Sr.; son Jamie; daughters Kooky, Kimi and Maiki; sisters Jame Nanamori, Caroline Higa, Grace Davis and Peggy Nascimento; and six grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
July 27, 2015
Hao Man Chung, 77, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband Le Nguyen; sons Tong, Lam and Canh Nguyen; daughters Kathy Miyahira and Trinh Nguyen; sister Helen Oshita; and seven grandchildren. Visitation and Taoist services: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Cremation to follow.
July 12, 2014
William Hoyming “Bill” Choy, 88, of Vacaville, Calif., a retired World Airways instrument mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Vacaville. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Bill, daughters Lani and Jennie, and six grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m.Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association or Wounded Warrior Project.
July 27, 2015
Margaret Jean Arcaina, 63, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a special-education teacher at Pahoa High School, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Allegan, Mich. She is survived by son Devin Tripp; daughters Andrea Tripp and Genia LaNore; brothers John, Chuck and Tom Wearne; sister Linda Burgel; and a grandchild. No services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.
July 5, 2015
Mabel Pua’ala Makekau Andrade, 66, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Ronsten and Ronden Andrade, and Stanley R. Rosario; daughters Rachael, Ronalyn and Ronelle Andrade, Ronnie May Andrade-Ramos and Sarah Mei R. Rosario-Black; brothers Luther, Alex and David Makekau, Patrick Lopes, and Jesse, Alfredo and Joseph Moniz; sisters Josephine Napiha’a, Irene Riddick, Roxanne Dean and Alberta Parks; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Burial at sea to follow. Celebration of life at a later date.
July 18, 2015
Paterno Sonajo Albano, 74, of Honolulu, a landscaper with Landscape Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marina B.; daughter Precy Libed; brothers Reynaldo and Corazon; sisters Salvacion Agmata, Remedios Gumayagay, Ernesta Agudong, Gloria Prieto and Lusvimin Daranciang; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 1 0:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
July 3, 2015
Kirsten Lokelani Abe, 20, of Wahiawa, a business assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Steven R. and Helen M., brothers Ira M. Jury Jr. and Nathan Kaho’onei, and sister Devani-Lynn K. Jury. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Sunday at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa.