Feb. 15, 2014
Masanobu Yagi, 91, of Hilo, a retired Waldron distributor, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jennifer, son Lawrence N., daughters Shirley F. Yamashita and Gloria N. Carlile, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.
April 11, 2014
Adeline Lucian Wilson, 90, of Kailua, a clerk typist, died in Kailua. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Edwin Jr., hanai daughter Edwina VanVooren, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
April 2, 2014
Caroline Timan, 82, of Waianae, a Child Protective Services foster parent, died in Aiea. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Donald; son Lawrence Baldisamo; daughters Maxine Garcia, Karen Gomes, Eunice Milikaa and Caroline Keeler; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services to be announced at a later date. Donations suggested to American Heart Association, 677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 600, Honolulu, HI 96813.
Jan. 14, 2014
Selwin Kazuto Saito, 73, of Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, an Army veteran and a retired cargo master and supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Calbayog City. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Edwina S., daughters Gia and Aliana, and brothers Russ, Sterling and Ryland. Services held in the Philippines and Hawaii.
March 29, 2014
Sadie Sue Kamali’i Lewis Ruff, 80, of Silverdale, Wash., formerly of Aiea, a teacher at Pearl Ridge and Aiea elementary schools, died in Silverdale. She was born in Fort Smith, Ark. She is survived by son Randy, daughters Kymberlee Ruff and Karen Ruff Laberge, and five grandchildren. Services to be held in Bremerton, Wash. Flowers welcome.
March 28, 2014
Fumiko Oshiro, 79, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Mindanao, Philippines. She is survived by husband Yoshimori, daughter Marisa, brother Yoshikazu Matsumoto and sister Yoko Matsumoto. Private services.
April 2, 2014
Yoshiko Nishihara, 92, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired Iolani Sportswear seamstress, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Lawrence and Melvin; daughters Barbara Kutis and Lynn Nishihara; brothers Shigeru, Yoshio, Shikisei and Yasuo Awakuni; sister Sadako Roldan; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.
March 15, 2014
Sueno Ikeuchi, 83, of Wailuku, a retired Napili Kai Beach Club housekeeper, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by nephews Patrick, Lloyd and Ned Taguchi, and Satoru Murashige; nieces Colleen Suyama, Joyce Ames and Cherisse Yamatsuka; and sister-in-law Cora Y. Benosa. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
March 27, 2014
Gladys Miyako Higa, 92, of Waimanalo, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria employee, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Melvin S. and Gordon T.; daughters Amy E. and Doreen K. Higa, and Deanna S. Gutierrez; sister Mildred S. Kumura; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
April 7, 2014
Ethel Fumiyo “Fumi” Gushiken, 87, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Hattie seamstress and Waiakeawaena School employee, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George; sons Jason, Leslie and Gerald; sisters Nellie H. Taise and Doris M. Nagamine; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
March 26, 2014
Florentino “Pat” Dumadag, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired Straub Clinic & Hospital electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Patrick, Roy, Gordon, Charles, Daniel and Samuel; daughters Danita Dumadag-Hugh, Donna Kinney and Debra Perio; sisters Virginia “Jane” Flores and Bunisia “Togi” Cidade; 34 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Eulogy: 11:30 a.m. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
March 29, 2014
William Wah Lum Chong, 92, of Kailua, an optical instrument mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane, sons Ronald and Leonard, daughters Aileen Chong and Gwendolyn Dace, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
March 18, 2014
James Leslie Carr, 75, of Wahiawa, an Army captain and Purple Heart recipient who served in the Vietnam War, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Sheridan, Wyo. He is survived by wife Larraine; daughters Rayne Jensen, Gerianne Medeiros and Sarah Tabije; brother John “Jack”; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
March 26, 2014
Pedro “Pete” Bio, 91, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Dredging retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Bangued, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Rosita Duhon, Priscilla Griffin, Theresa Matsuo, Veronica Bio, Carmelita Uta and Virginia Orpilla; brother Honesto; sister Magdalena Quiocho; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
GENEROSO OGOY RIO Age 91, of Honolulu, HI, passed away March 28, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 10, 1922 in Philippines. Retired as a custodian from Fort Shafter Bowling Alley. He is survived by sons, Leonardo Rio, Rolando (Jona) Rio, Felizardo “Bong” (Jenny) Rio; daughters, Dolores (Joe) Katigbak, Josefina Rio, Cirila (Flor) Mallari, Rhodora Rio, Grace Rio, Bernadette (Rey) Rufon, Estrellita Rio; 19 grand- children; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 22) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.
BUSTER MITSUAKI KOMORI At the age of 89, “Papa” peacefully started his journey to eternal life on April 4, 2014, in the comfort of his home. He was born on August 6, 1924 in Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii, and was CEO of Buster’s Repair Services, Inc. He was active in his community as a member of the Soto Mission of Hawaii, Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Platinum Heritage Member of the Honolulu Country Club, and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was also involved with teaching and promoting education in the automotive body and paint industry, the Special Olympics, the Junior Golf Program in Honolulu, and was a reserve police officer. He is predeceased by his wife, Christine Yaeko Ishigami Komori and brothers Kenneth Komori, Herbert Komori, and Bobby Komori. He is survived by daughters Leslie M. Silva and Charlene (G. Andy) Dunlap; sons Jared (Pattie) Komori and David (Linda) Komori; seven grandchildren: Ryane Doi, Lyndi (Reinaldo) Pacheco, Lance (Erin) Komori, Aaron (Saya) Komori, Kristie (Alf) Dela Vega, Allen Komori, and Lauren Komori; four great grandchildren: Riley Doi, Mackenzie Doi, Kaleb Komori, and Leah Komori; hanai great-grandchild Mycah Lee; brother Sam Komori; sisters Mildred Akimoto, Edna Kondo and Ethel (Rusty) Nakagawa; numerous nieces and nephews; goddaughter, Jennie Tamashiro; and cherished friend, Janice Frias. Papa’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation starts at 4:00 p.m. Service at 5:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
WILLIAM KAWAILANI PANG JR., February 23, 2014 Age 79, of Honolulu, a retired pipefitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Marine and Army veteran, died in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Christopher, Kenneth and Douglas; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.