July 27, 2014
Esther Yoshiko Yamakawa, 92, of Haiku, Maui, a retired Stubbs Poultry Farm worker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Lynn, Glenn and Melvin; daughters June Sage and Elsie Morimoto; sisters Bessie Arakaki, Nancy Johnson and Judy Allen; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Doris Todd Christian Academy, Paia. Services at noon. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Nov. 8, 2014
Leslie James Vida Sr., 83, of Wailuku, a farmer, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Leslie Jr., Robert and Michael; daughters Donna Vida and Lori Salter; brother Royal; sister Claire Pinto; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
Oct. 18, 2014
Ruth A. Tanaka, 88, of Mililani, a Dole Plantation retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Patty Lai, Susan Tanaka, Wendy Ahlo and Amy Tamanaha; brother Minoru Yamada; sister Keiko Okumura; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Nov. 4, 2014
Michael Duane Souza, 61, of Kailua died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Mele Aiona; son Michael R.K.; daughter Maryanne K.; brothers John W. Souza and Terry “Butch,” Robert and Vernie Nutt; sisters Shirley Mori, Vivian Wilebski, and Eva-Mae and Cindy Nutt; and two grandchildren. Gathering: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park boat ramp. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Oct. 16, 2014
Anthony Joseph “Akoni” Sorgent, 54, of Waimanalo, a self-employed painter, mechanic and maintenance man and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Milwaukee, Wis. He is survived by wife Rozlyn, sons Shane “Akoni” Lono and Kilauea Sorgent, daughter Tiana Piimauna Wong, mother Wendy “Malu,” brothers Sidney and Ronald, sister Sui Lan “Lei” Lee, grandmother Sui Lan Wilson and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Baby Makapuu (Kaupo Beach Park). Refreshments and lunch to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Beach attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Nov. 19, 2014
Frank Soares Jr., 63, of Keaau, Hawaii, retired B&J Trucking owner and truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Eloise Rodrigues, sons Frank III and Jamie, daughters Dawn Saragosa and Kristin Valle-Bautista, stepfather James Santos, brother Chucky Oliveira, sisters Charmaine Mendoza and Carita Soares, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Prayer service: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Nov. 20, 2014
Clarence Isami “Dick” Sakaguchi, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard painter and an Army veteran who served during World War II, died. He was born in Halawa. He is survived by sons Earl S. and Miles M., daughters Lorraine T. and Jeannette C., five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
Nov. 18, 2014
Charles Kekahuna Poouahi Jr., 58, of Paia, Maui, a winemaker and cellar master at Tedeschi Vineyards, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Kathleen D., daughters Jodi Poouahi-Cummings and Nicole Poouahi, mother Ann, brother Calvin, sister Sheila Mitsumura and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Nov. 7, 2014
Jean Etsuko Phillips, 87, of Honolulu, a former employee at Hairstyles by Hino, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jon Muse, daughter Michelle Johnson and a grandchild. Private services.
Oct. 12, 2014
Herbert Kenso Oue, 89, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired K. Oue Ltd. factory manager and an Army veteran who served during the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua. He is survived by brothers Tatsumi and Francis, and sister Patricia. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Sept. 30, 2014
George Giichi Ohara, 85, of Mililani, an Amfac retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet E., brother Dr. William M., and sisters Carol S. Tsukada and Jean H. Kamitono. Private services.
Nov. 20, 2014
Shoji Nakamura, 69, of Kihei, a general contractor in Vancouver and Japan and a teppanyaki restaurant owner and head chef in Nanaimo, British Columbia, died at home. He was born in Slocan City, British Columbia. He is survived by wife Karen Moll; son Koji; daughters Miya and Yumi; brothers Ryuichi, Tetsuro, Tsuyoshi and Takao; and sister Mariko Ryuzaki. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Norman’s Mortuary. Services over urn at noon. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Nov. 17, 2014
Joseph Mitchell “Bonehead” Maukele, 73, of Waimanalo died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eliza K.; sons Scott K. and David K. Maukele, and Joseph M. Kaohulani III; daughter Michelle O.; and sister Kauionalani P.A. Services at noon Tuesday at 41-1300 Waikupanaha St., Waimanalo. Incomplete information printed in an obituary Friday.
Oct. 28, 2014
Regino Daquioag Martinez, 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired Philippines air force second lieutenant and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Julia B.; sons Efren B. and Edgar B.; daughter Erlinda M. Durupan; sisters Angeles Pabrua, Anita Dombrique and Filipinas Daguro; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Nov. 13, 2014
Mildred M. Macauley, 101, of Wailuku, a bookkeeper, office manager and Women’s Army Corps veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Makua-Wailuku. She was born in Waukesha, Wis. She is survived by son Dennis, daughter Kathleen, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Nov. 7, 2014
Laau John Liu Chan, 30, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Laosamoa; sons Apoa and Alvin; daughters Eseta and Julie; parents John and Faailoa; brother John; and sisters Oge Lefiti, Julie Korb and Meititi Liu Chan. Services to be held in American Samoa.
Nov. 15, 2014
Yuk Kuen Kau, 86, of Aiea, a retired state employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Robert, Duane, Brian, Wendell and Cullen; daughters Lisa Kau-Torres and Tammy Hirata; brothers Chuck and Bob Wou; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 1 at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 12:45 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Nov. 1, 2014
Benjamin Castanares Juario Sr., 78, of Kahului, an American Fence Co. retiree, died in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Nida; sons Benjamin Jr., Edilberto and Edsel; daughters Alberta Santos, Elizabeth Juario and Mylene Tavares; sisters Mary Ocampo and Sally Augustiro; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Interment services: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, in the Garden of Meditation.
Nov. 14, 2014
Janice Jiyoon In, 62, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Kenneth Ching, son Jin Sung, daughter Janet Kamidoi and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Nov. 15, 2014
John W. Holmes, 84, of Aiea, an Air Force veteran and a National Weather Service retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Dewittville, N.Y. He is survived by son Craig W., daughters Linda M. Rohner and Mary Lou Hardisty, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services pending.
Nov. 18, 2014
Victorina Bolloso “Coring” Andres, 78, of Ewa Beach, a former macadamia nut company employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodriguez, Diosdado, Pedro, Jonathan and Renato; daughters Teodora Cabanizas, Aurelia Behik, Shirley Andres, Gloria Lapea, Llezle Peralta and Grace Shults; brother Rodrigo Bolloso; sister Clarita Bolloso; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.
Nov. 18, 2014
Alvin T. Amaral, 86, of Wailuku, a retired real estate agent and land developer and former state representative and Maui Council member, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Dorothy “Dottie”; sons Alvin Jr., Russell and Jeffrey; brothers Gilbert and Bernard; sister Mildred Cambra; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Nov. 19, 2014
Carolyn Adams, 68, of Honolulu, a registered nurse and certified nurse’s assistant medical certifier for the Red Cross, died in Honolulu. She was born in Oklahoma City. She is survived by sons Britton and Christopher, daughter Deborah, mother Eunice Goff and brother Marty Goff. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.