Sept. 4, 2016
LeRoy Kalanihekili Seitoku Akamine, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency advertising manager and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leinaala Naipo-Akamine, son Kalama, daughter Leinaala Nakamura and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Kamehameha Schools, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Aug. 24, 2016
Forisina Fiesta “Florence” Antonio, 87, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ferdinand and John; daughters Daisy Antonio-Immel, Andrea and Margie Antonio and Joyce Mendonsa; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Sept. 21, 2016
Laura Fusae Aono, 92, a retired Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Realtor and University of Hawaii research analyst, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Honolulu. Private services.
Sept. 3, 2016
Genevieve Badua, 77, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Mario Jr. and Curtis, daughters Flora Ojano and Lorie Yocum, sister Dorothy Farias and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.
July 30, 2016
Barbara Ann Van Blyenburg, 69, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Federal Credit Union employee, died in Mililani. She was born in Manistique, Mich. She is survived by husband George, sons Vincent J. Barrett and George A. Van Blyenburg, daughters Edie L. Mayeshiro and Arlene A.S. Silva, brother William Soder, sisters Patricia Dowling and Mary Khan, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii, P.O. Box 490, Waialua, HI 96794.
Sept. 12, 2016
Jean Demetria Borge, 92, of Makaha, a retired Wahiawa General Hospital administrative clerk, died in Waianae. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by daughters Cassandra J. and Lois J., sisters Dolores Dela Cerna and Erlinda Daymil, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 9, 2016
Cheryl Elizabeth Cutler, 64, of Keaau, Hawaii, a licensed practical nurse, died at the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Fall River, Mass. She is survived by husband Russell Sr., son Russell Jr., daughters Dena and Amy, brother Charles Verrette, sister Sharon Verrette and three grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.
Aug. 24, 2016
Marita D. Flora, 83, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rodrigo; son Renato; daughters Dolores, Catherine, Jocelyn and Carolyn; sisters Manuela and Anacita; 15 grandchildren; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
July 21, 2016
Cornelia Arcenas Gamao, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by grandson Elijah and granddaughter Taja. Private services.
Sept. 12, 2016
Jane Harumi Inayoshi, 88, of Aiea, a retired Sheraton Waikiki banquet help employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wilfred, Milton and Gary; daughter Lynn Kau; eight grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 2 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.
Aug. 25, 2016
Lot Loka Akina Jr., 79, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired roofer and Marine Corps Reserve veteran, died at home. He was born in Halawa, Molokai. He is survived by wife Betty Jane; sons Lloyd, Russell and Lot Akina III, and Troy Oliveira; brothers Ronald, Charles and Gordon; sister Gwendolyn Bautista; 16 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St., Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Aloha attire.
Aug. 19, 2016
Raymond “Blue” Branco Jr., 70, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a former Puu Waa Waa Ranch employee and a truck diver who worked for Volcanite, Shield Pacific and West Hawaii Concrete, from which he retired, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Genevieve Wong Chong and Louella Branco. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Services: 11 a.m. Lunch and fellowship to follow. Casual attire.
Sept. 2, 2016
Tranquilino Ulita “Kia” Fronda Jr., 71, of Waipio Valley, Hawaii, a chef, food connoisseur, farmer, artist and flower arrangement specialist, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Ernest and sisters Emily Fronda-Choy Foo, Maria Simeona, Eileen Jurado, Pualani Muraki and Maile Baird. Visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 2 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 9 a.m. Casual/aloha attire.
May 21, 2016
Jack Sunao Kaguni, 96, of Honolulu, a real estate broker, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Margaret; son Jon; daughters Ellen Schroeder, Diane Kogawara and Susan Koizumi; brother Gordon Kakuni; 6 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Sept. 17, 2016
Maria Paz Abogado “Pazie” Kahooilihala, 82, of Honolulu, a retired employee for Consolidated Theatres, Kahala, died in Honolulu. She was born in Manila. She is survived by sons John “Baba,” Donald, Timothy and Jerry; daughter Elva “Puanani” Kahooilihala-Gamiao; sisters Clarita Groth, Marcelina “Nanette” Gersner and Lilia Camacho; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
Aug. 31, 2016
David Bruce Kurata, 49, of Honolulu, a state of Hawaii deputy sheriff, died in Straub Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ciera-Lynn Lucas-Kurata and Brigette Lucas-Kurata, parents Wilbert “Porky” and Susan, and sisters Naomi Kimura, Cindy Kurata and Keri Medeiros. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Sept. 14, 2016
Violet Leilehua Nobriga, 67, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired general store proprietress, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Garrard, Hudson and William Carvalho; daughter Marnie Pauli; brothers Alfred P. Nobriga Jr. and Joseph Pacheco; sister Sheila Chambers; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Leis welcome.
Aug. 26, 2016
Noritoshi Ono, 97, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired truck diver for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died in Legacy of Hilo. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Wayne, Malcolm and Glen; sisters Hisayo Hiramoto, Grace Nonaka, Janet Kadooka and Betty Cardenas; and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Aug. 23, 2016
Rudolph Albert “Rudy” Calicdan Sr., 73, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an employee of the former Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Rudy Jr., Zachary and Jarrett; daughters Tonya Baybayan and Tina and Stephanie Calicdan; brothers Segundo Jr., John and George; sisters Mary Jane Peleholani and Lilian Soares; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at the mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Motorcycle procession with burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Sept. 11, 2016
Robert Dunbar Summers, 60, of Keaau, Hawaii, a proprietor of and baker at Bread Box Kalaheo on Kauai and Bread Box Keaau, died at home. He was born in Berkeley, Calif. He is survived by wife Valerie M., son Kayton, daughters Rene’e Loiacono and Kayla Manini, brother James, sisters Heather Garner and Maile Summers, hanai father Georges Amtamblian and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences: homelanimemorial park.com.
Sept. 5, 2016
Yoshio “Wendell” Tomimoto, 95, of Honolulu, a former Kuhio Cleaners owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Sharlyn and brother George. Private services.
Sept. 6, 2016
Jonnette Hope Nalani Ubando, 66, of Honolulu, a retired secretary from Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center in Punaluu, Oahu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leonardo “Chu Chu,” daughters Leonala “Hokulani” Ahloy and Lovette K. Ubando, sister Melanie Kaina and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Kalihi and Moanalua United Church of Christ, 1313 Kamehameha IV Road, Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.
Sept. 15, 2016
Lucille M.M. “Baby Dee” Vesper, 77, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Daniel Jr., sons Daniel III and Leslie Scott “Sammy,” daughter Robin L. Nagasako, hanai daughter Harriet “Nina” Vickers, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 3 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Aug. 18, 2016
Joseph S. “Suki” Vincent, 89, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran and retiree of the Department of Defense at Barbers Point, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Judy H.Y., son Vernon, daughter Wanda Ann Fisher, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.