Nov. 21, 2014
Maria Franziska “Oma” Wilson, 81, of Kailua, a homemaker and former owner of Affordable Paradise Bed and Breakfast, died in Kailua. She was born in Wiggensbach, Germany. She is survived by husband William H. “Bill”; sons Raymond and James; daughters Gabriele “Gaby” Finn and Shirley Sullivan; brothers Toni, Josef and Albert Lederle; sister Bertl Klemmer; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Kaneohe Yacht Club Longhouse.Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
Nov. 30, 2014
Buenaventura Madamba “Ben” Vesido, 67, of Waipahu, a retired groundskeeper from the Queen’s Medical Center and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Baclaran, Paranaque, Philippines. He is survived by wife Amelita D.; son Regie; daughters Maricel Urmeneta, Marileve Guban, and Maureen and Maria S. Vesido; brother Justito; sisters Josefina Vesido and Rosalinda Cant; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Nov. 18, 2014
Clarence Yoshito Tsuzuki, 96, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughter Evelyn M. Nihei, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 1, 2014
Trach Tich Truong, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Crown Noodle Factory cook, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Huol Thi Chang, sons Kenneth and Darren Chang, daughters Vanessa Ly and Serena Chang, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.
Nov. 20, 2014
Fernando V. “Andong” Somera, 60, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by mother Nena V.; brothers Felix V., Tristan V. and Constantino V. Jr.; and sisters Angelica V. Somera, Marietta S. Bustamente, Rossana S. Lirio and Evita S. Mina. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 13, 2014
Rene Michele Shindo, 54, of Hilo, a student activities coordinator and former teacher at Hilo High School, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Howard, parents Walter and Frances Tanaka, and sister Kelly Kodani. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Dec. 10, 2014
Justin Michael Saragosa, 30, of Kapolei, a Heally Tibbets Builder certified crane operator, will be remembered in services 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Justin Jr., father Gerald G., mother Robin Rodero, brothers Gerald Jr. and Jason, half sisters Christel Rosario and Leiahi Saunoa, and grandparent Ramon Rodero. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services at noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.
Dec. 6, 2014
Jonathan Renti Cruz, 56, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Macy’s housekeeper supervisor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Noelle; daughters Jonelle, Marleah and Sharnelle; brother Prudencio Jr.; and sisters Jacqueline “Jackie” Duvauchelle, Darolyn Flores, Geneoeva “Genny” Renti Cruz and Cristita Alegria. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha, Kauai. Celebration of life to follow. Casual attire. No flowers or wreaths.
Dec. 10, 2014
Frances Marian “Sam” McClurkin, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and clinical nurse, died. She was born in Wisconsin. She is survived by caregivers Phil and Michiko Smith. Committal services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Dec. 13, 2014
Sophie K. Lee, 103, of Haiku, Maui, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Frank Jr. and Stanley; daughter Mary Moniz; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Dec. 4, 2014
Donovan Kealohaokalani Keliiaa, 33, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Bernadette “Bernie,” sister Dawn M., and grandparents Sam and Betty. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-435 Aumoku St., Kaneohe. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Autism Society of Hawaii. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.
Nov. 11, 2014
Irineo M. Handog, 77, of Aiea, a Navy retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Cavite, Manila, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalinda P., sons Reynaldo P. and Danilo P., and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Dec. 16, 2014
Edward Charles Grasa, 88, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Haleakala National Park roads and trails foreman and an Army Merchant Marines veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by sons Edward Jr. and Arthur Lee, daughters Charleen Parker and Malia Christianson, sisters Charlotte “Girlie” Lum Ho and Betty Gonzales, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Pookela Church, Makawao. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Dec. 1, 2014
Louis Richard Fuka, 76, of Hilo, a federal government mechanical and structural engineer and employee at McDonnell-Douglas and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Louis T., Joseph and Daniel; daughter Mary Z.; sisters Carol Bereswill and Mary Ann Bolt; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow at Hale Kahakai. Casual attire.
Nov. 28, 2014
Kay Kiyoko Fujimoto, 86, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Calvin. Private services.
Oct. 6, 2014
Jenny Chin-Mullis, 58, of Hilo, a retired financial planner, died at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by husband David Mullis, two brothers and three sisters. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Kaumana Drive Baptist Church, 388 Kaumana St., Hilo. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Dec. 5, 2014
George “Shorty” Burns, 79, of Waianae, a Marine Corps retiree, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Delores “Dee”; sons Carl, Harold and Eric; daughters Georetta Burns-Pua and Rhonda Burns; stepsons John Pierce and Michael O’Brien; brother Lyle “Boom”; sisters Roseline DeMello, Theresa Opunui, Julia Van Kuren, Catherine “Momi” Keomaka, Valerie Daoang and Leila Mamiya; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Dec. 10, 2014
Glenn Umekichi Beppu, 60, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service supervisor and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jamie Napuunoa-Beppu, brothers Wayne and Wendall, and sister Dana Oandasan. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Elks Club Waikiki. Scattering of ashes to follow at sunset. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Dec. 3, 2014
Jessica Ava, 17, of Honolulu, a student, died at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by father Tutuila, mother Liz, stepfather Ace Seiuli, brothers Castle and Chad, and sister Vila. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire; please wear red and gold, the colors of her school, Roosevelt High School.