June 12, 2014
Sylvia Sung Yee Yamada, 73, of Mililani, a preschool and special education teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Emerson; daughters Corinne Luzon and Lynn Harano; brothers Sharland and Gordon Chun; sisters Vivian Ishizaki, Stephanie Chang and Rita Ikeda; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
July 1, 2014
Kenichi “Ken” Watanabe, 90, of Aiea, an Army veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, a retired federal government analyst with the Pentagon, and a retired municipal bonds broker, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Michie N. “Miki,” daughters Lori Binek and Linda Reisland, brothers Tsuneo and Kazuyuki, sister Takako Endo, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.
June 26, 2014
Bethsiene Lehua Waialae, 71, of Las Vegas, a civil service retiree, entrepreneur and an Army veteran, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Nanakuli. She is survived by sons Raymond and Kimo; daughter Raynetta; brothers Gerald and Roger; sisters Arviella Kelii, Genevieve Hamilton, Roberta Searle, Dianah Siegmund and Sarah Chun; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ka Waihona O Ka Naauao Public Charter School cafeteria, 89-195 Farrington Highway, Waianae. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-noon. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
July 13, 2014
Itaru Tanimoto, 94, of Honolulu, a Schofield Barracks retiree and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Ann T., and sisters Betty Sato and Alice Albin. Private services.
July 1, 2014
Jeanette Leiko Taketa, 77, of Aptos, Calif., a retired San Jose State College human resources administrator, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by brother Ralph K. and companion Ron Montgomery. Private services. No monetary offerings.
June 24, 2014
Yutaka Tagomori, 94, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Janice Konishi and Janet China, sister Marilyn Kira, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
July 20, 2014
Mitsuo “Benty” Tachibana, 89, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. engineering department senior coordinator and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Amauulu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ruth; son Leslie; daughters Arlene Padamada, Diane Matsuzaki and Carole Abril; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 4, 2014
Barbara Fumiko Sakai, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Woolworth salesclerk, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Sandra Goo and Dorothy Morioka, brothers Richard and Thomas Settsu, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
July 16, 2014
Henry Rodrigues Jr., 73, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a self-employed contractor, co-owner of R&N Inc. and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Maisie; sons Henry Rodrigues III, and Brandon and Shannon Shirota; daughters Corinna Rodrigues and Christy Kitaoka; half brother Robert Henriques; stepbrother Gilbert Henriques; hanai sister Gladys Jose; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Inurnment at noon Tuesday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
July 16, 2014
Josephine V. Reinhardt, 70, of Honolulu, a Realtor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Margertshausen, Germany. She is survived by daughters Beatrice V. Massaro and Elizabeth “Lee” Janeway, sister Erika Pawliczek, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Donations suggested to Austrian Association of Hawaii. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
June 22, 2014
Carmen A. Raguirag, 85, of Wahiawa, a Dole Plantation retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Saragosa, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by sons Sonny, Rudy and Jr.; daughters Lily Raguirag, Linda R. Jones and Lita R. Garcia; brothers Domingo and Mariano Acdal; sister Melecia Eniero; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
June 23, 2014
Bradley Paul Kalani “BJ” Place Jr., 31, of Waianae, a DC Asphalt laborer and truck driver, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Yvette Oyadomari, sons Palaka and Zyan Place-Oyadomari, daughter Tahea Place-Oyadomari, and parents Marjorie and Chevalier Sr. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.
June 19, 2014
Michelle Elizabeth von Wiegandt Mann, 58, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in New London, Conn. She is survived by son Nicholas A. von Wiegandt; brothers Peter, Patrick, Christopher “Kip” and Michael von Wiegandt; and sisters Christine Pagano, Catherine Ralston, and Carla and Noela von Wiegandt. Services: 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at Newman Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Scattering of ashes at sea off Diamond Head to follow. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 19, 2014
Gail Haunani Keomaka, 64, of Kailua-Kona, a Kona Village housing manager, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Samuel and Daniel, and sister Mary Ann. Services held. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.
July 17, 2014
Andrew Robert Johnson, 34, of Punaluu, a Hauula Elementary School cafeteria supervisor, died at home. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by parents Robert and Pamela, and brothers Scott Singleton and Matthew Johnson. Private services. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.
July 15, 2014
Walter Miller Harrington, 70, of Honolulu, a state public safety negotiator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Woody; daughters Kimmy Brereton, Taiana Kahele, and Antoinette and Anastasia Ferreira-Harrington; brothers Al, David, Tony, Orval and Mike; sisters Nele Jacques, Teuila Blythe, Yvette Masterson and Mona Higgins; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Refreshments: 10-11:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.
June 30, 2014
Kimi Fukui, 77, of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by husband Wilfred H., son Neil K., daughters Gayle M. Kawamura and Tracy S. Fukui, and three grandchildren. Private services.
May 15, 2014
Robert Allen Bush, 67, of Hauula, a Turtle Bay Condos head of security and a Navy veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Balboa, Calif. He is survived by son Gem Ahina; daughter Elizabeth K. Keawe-Kaokai; brother Richard; sisters Kathy Dren, Roberta Hansen and Janice; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services at noon Monday at Hauula Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
June 26, 2014
Aurelia Bell Natto “DD” Asasaki, 84, of Honolulu, formerly of Chicago and Las Vegas, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David and Dean; daughter Gwen Konigsfeld; brothers Nyelo-Dean and Whitney Natto; sisters Abigail Stewart, Rosalie Smith and Pauline Palencia; and three grandchildren. Private services.