May 8, 2016
Natalia Ceria “Naty” Ursua, 65, of Wahiawa, a Dole employee, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by companion Alfredo Baroga, mother Alejandra C., brother Rodrigo C. “Rudy” and sisters Victoria Ursua-Mergens, Teresita “Tessie” Bactista, Cecilia Ursua-Thompson and Evelynne Maryann Ursua. Visitation: 6 p.m. June 3 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
April 25, 2016
Shigenobu Nagafuchi, 88, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Sandra Oku and Sharon Okura, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. June 6 at Oahu Cemetery. Services: 6 p.m. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.
May 20, 2016
Jerelyn Donarie Kamalani “Shugah” Chong, 25, of Kailua-Kona, a cosmetologist, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by father Angus Jr.; brothers Angus Chong III, Jake Wong Jr. and Jacob Duarte; and sisters Star Waiamau-Faiumu, Mahealani Lemus, and Lala and Sienna Chong. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. June 4 at OTEC Beach. Casual attire. Call 313-1146 for information.
May 14, 2016
Acetyn Na’aukaniahi Barrozo, of Waianae, infant son of Alfred and Makanani, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sister Armanii, grandparents and great-grandparents. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 2 at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.
April 24, 2016
Marina Tolentino Antonio, 88, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Leo and Gerry; daughters Bernadette Tamayo and Terry Antonio; brothers Loreto and Adriano; sisters Lucena Vallejo, Anita Apostal and Connie Ines; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. June 5 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. June 6 at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
VIOLET A. NG Violet A. Ng, 92, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2016. A retired diagnostic prescriptive teacher with the State DOE and woman of letters, she is survived by son Mark, daughter Shelley, hanai sister Anne Itomura, hanai daughters Gail Rombaoa and Ella Tokunaga, nieces Cecily (Steven) Lui and Cathleen (Guy) Sato, grandnieces and grandnephews. Celebration of life and memorial service held.
ELIZABETH POTTER RIPPERTON FORT WORTH -- Elizabeth Potter Ripperton, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Betty always gave her birthdate as the 1st, 13, 30. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Colin and Nora Bush Potter whose families had immigrated from Scotland to the Hawaiian Islands. She lived and grew up on the idyllic grounds of Foster Botanical Gardens. There was hardly a plant that Betty could not identify by its scientific name due to her father's tutelage. Who knew that Texas bluebonnets are really "lupinus texensis"? Betty spent almost her whole life in Honolulu attending both Punahou School and graduating from Roosevelt High School. She married the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Ripperton, in 1950. Together they lovingly raised two sons, John and Scott Ripperton. Betty moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 2007 to be closer to her son John and daughter-in-law Mary who she often introduced as her daughter. Betty was a strong and determined woman who fought through many challenges to live a very productive life. She was predeceased by her husband in 1983. She fiercely loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She had resided in Fort Worth at Brookdale Ridgmar Senior Living and more recently at Senior Care of Stonegate. She made many new friends and cared for them greatly. She was very appreciative of the wonderful care she received at both facilities. Survivors: Son, John Ripperton and wife, Mary, of Aledo, Texas; son, Scott Ripperton and wife, Marcille of Fox Island, Washington; grandchildren, Tracey Ford, Allen Ford, Kathleen Pritchett-Corning, Adam Rogers; and six great- grandchildren.