RANDAL KONG Age 58. Surrounded by family and friends during his last day, Randal peacefully passed into the welcoming arms of Jesus on November 5, 2013. Caring husband, faithful friend, fun- loving uncle, Associate Director of Libraries at Hawaii Pacific Univ., he enjoyed serving on missions work teams both locally and abroad. He is survived by wife Kathleen M.; mother Sybil Liu; parents Robert and Esther (stepmother) Kong; sister Lynne (Curt) Campbell of California; brothers Alan, Kevin (Julie) and Adin Kong of Honolulu and several nieces and nephews. Celebration of life service on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Kalihi Union Church. Visitation: 3pm; service: 4pm. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Dec. 8, 2013
Cary Miles Barreto, 57, of Paauilo, Hawaii, an airport fire equipment operator at Kona Airport, died in Honolulu. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by sisters Julie Barreto and Ramona Cutri. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Kona Airport fire station.
Nov. 19, 2013
Melvin Everett Spencer Jr., 79, of Honolulu, a financial consultant, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shigeko, sons Melvin E. III and Michael S., and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kaumakapili Church, 766 N. King St., Honolulu. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Lei only. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
RODNEY SILVANO TEXEIRA Rodney Silvano Texeira, 77, left us on December 3, 2013 surrounded by his family at his side in Modesto, CA. Rodney is survived by his wife of 59 years, Isabella “Pinky”, his daughter Silvana “Van” Ducasse (Victor), sons Rodney Jr “JR” (Lina), Mathew “Matt” (Tina). His sister Jeanette Faulkner, brother William “Bill” (Kathy) and many cousins, neices and nephews. Rodney also known as “Papa” was truly blessed with 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He will truly be missed by family and friends, but always in our hearts!!! Services will be held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 709 J St. Modesto on December 13 at 1:00pm. Please join us in this special celebration!
Nov. 11, 2013
Josephine Vincent “Josie” Cabral, 86, of Honolulu, a Pearl City swimming pool manager for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughters Yvonne Marandola, Naomi Motoshige and Karen M. Cabral; brother Peter P. Vincent; sister Malia Apio; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Nov. 3, 2013
Aiko Taira, 85, of Waipahu, a church minister of education, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by brother Sachio and sister Chiyoko. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Nov. 26, 2013
Thomas Koolani Clarke, 83, of Honolulu, a U.S. Customs officer and an Army sergeant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Randall K., Raylan T. and Thomas K.; daughter Ramona A.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life on Sunday at the family residence, 2752-G Pali Highway. For more information, call Raylan at 225-5452.
Nov. 14, 2013
Elizabeth M. Tkachenko, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Kaukau Corner waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard, daughter Alice Clay, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
Nov. 14, 2013
Emmeleen Haunani Keyes “Chic” Contrades, 74, of Nanakuli, a retired Hawaii Pacific Monarch Hotel executive housekeeper, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Daniel W. Sr.; son Daniel W. “Kaniela” Jr.; daughters Rainnette Nagasako, Ginger and Lorna Contrades, Danielle Padilla, Emmeleen Eiser, and Sheila Kapua; brother Michael Keyes; sister Mavourneen “Midge” Keyes; 24 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation noon-1 p.m. Sunday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus. Celebration of life to follow.
Nov. 2, 2013
Kiyoko “Kim” Tokuoka, 82, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Takamasa, son Dan, daughter Donna, brothers Sadaki and Noboru Fujisawa, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Nov. 9, 2013
Victor “Papa” Garo Sr., 86, of Wahiawa, a retired Del Monte Fresh Produce machinist, former owner of Rosa’s Lounge in Wahiawa and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by companion Patricia A. Acoba, son Victor Jr., daughters Ida Maryott and Doreen G. Provost, sister Marciana Quidez, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Nov. 25, 2013
Paul W.K. Wong, 67, of Honolulu, an accountant, died in Hong Kong. He was born in Canton Kwangtung, China. He is survived by wife Yim Foon, sons Eric Y.C. and Derick Y.K., a brother and a sister. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:15 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Dec. 4, 2013
James Eugene Hartzell, 74, of Haiku, Maui, a retired Polli’s Restaurant chef, died at home. He was born in Modesto, Calif. He is survived by brother Garry L. and sister Jackie Hartzell-Heinrich. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at the top of the pasture above the lavender farm on Waipoli Road, Kula, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
BARBARA HALIAKA DELA CRUZ It’s been a year since God has welcomed you to heaven and you are still very missed. We love you so very much and think of you everyday – God has another Angel with him and that gives us peace and comfort. Love you, wife, mother, grandmother & great-grand- mother, sister, aunty and friend “Until we meet again”
Nov. 25, 2013
Edison Kapiohu Keomaka, 82, of Kailua, an ironworker and director of training for the Hawaii Masons & Plasterers, died. He was born in Waipio. He is survived by wife Lilian; daughter Alda; brothers Joseph Keomaka, Anthony Martin, Clyde Agres, John Chu Hing and Edward Pascua; sister Paulette Kato; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.
BOBBY TOWNES Age 78, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 17, 2013 in Mililani. Born January 20, 1935 in Greenville, South Carolina. Served in the U.S. Army for 24+ years. He is survived by daughters, Pia (Emory) Halemano, Patricia Ann (Leighton) Mamalias, Sandra Dee (Reggie) Aricayos, Bobbie Jo Davison, Michele Ranee (Theodore) Plummer; 11 grandchildren; 9 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m.
Nov. 25, 2013
George M.C. Lim, 82, of Mililani, an Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kara Miller-Lim; son Patrick; daughter Diann N.L. Makino; brothers James Lim and Kenneth and David Kim; sister Helen Uehara; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
ESTEFANIO INIONG ACOSTA ACOSTA Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 19, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 28, 1927 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Safeguard Security Services. He is survived by wife, Milagros F. Acosta; daughters, Nona (Peter) Galla, Sylvia (Herbert Pinera) Acosta, Grace (Edmundo) Giron, Syna (Randy) Matsudo; 2 grandsons. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (Dec. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7;00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
Dec. 1, 2013
Serafin “Bones” Abelaye, 65, of Pearl City, a former Specialty Builders contractor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Trinidad; brothers Joseph Jr., Melvin, Brian, Clyde and David; and sisters Miriam and Yolanda Kikawa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Graveside inurnment services: 12:45 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Nov. 29, 2013
Lenora Torres Lubguban, 85, of Waipahu, a retired custodian at Waianae Intermediate School, died in Pearl City. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Mass: 10 a.m.
Notice of Services Celebrating PATRICIA KELLEY November 13, 1937 – November 17, 2013 A private family ceremony including the scattering of her ashes will occur around sunset on December 29, 2013 off Diamond Head in Honolulu. If you wish to send a message to be read by the family, then burned and scattered with her, please send it to Kelley Family, PO Box 15941, Honolulu, HI 96830. Full obituary published on November 26, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made the Patricia Kelley ’55 & Gerald “Pete” Petrequin Scholarship Fund Punahou School; Oregon Episcopal School, in memory of Patricia Kelley ’55-SHH; the Marshall-Kelley Kama’aina Scholarship Fund at Pacific Lutheran University; or the charity that comes to mind when you think of Patricia Kelley.
Nov. 20, 2013
Angeline Kawailani Hueu Apo, 83, of Waianae, a retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died in Waianae. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Matthew K., Jonathan K. and Wade L. Mano; daughters Darylene K. Alboro and Reginamae K. Martin; stepdaughter Melvina Kanaha; brother Jacob Hueu; sisters Irene Kalawaia and Laura Mohika; 26 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Nov. 2, 2013
Dayne Kawika Ortiz, 18, of Honolulu, a Farrington High School student, will be remembered in celebration of life services 11 a.m. Saturday at Farrington High School gymnasium. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Darren K. “Bully” Sr. and Charmain, brother Darren K. Jr. and grandparents Season and Lolita Servantes, Robert M. Jr. and Margaret Sison, and Daniel Ortiz Sr. Visitation: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations may be made at any Bank of Hawaii to the Dayne Ortiz Memorial Fund. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.
(MRS.) MARY WARNER (MEW) MICHAEL Well, it had to happen sometime! B: 3-28-1928/D: 10-20-2013 A resident of Hawaii over 50 years; born Pendleton, Oregon. She was with state of Hawaii for over 30 years as a professor of English, LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Previously, a speech and hearing therapist for 13 years with the Hawaii Easter Seal Society. As well, she served as a member of the U.S. Navy on active duty for 7 years as a hospital corps WAVE. She is survived by four nieces: LAURIE LONG; Janet Henson; THERESA Bengtson and DONNA Cobletz, all of Oregon. PRIVATE SERVICES at Hawaiian Punchbowl cemetery.
Nov. 14, 2013
Rosario Donato Cabal, also known as “Yayong” and “Rose,” 94, of Wahiawa, a Dole Plantation employee and mess hall retiree at Schofield Barracks, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Ivana, Batanes, Philippines. She is survived by son Oscar D., daughters Machellie C. Rabanal and Lilian C. Barsana, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Dec. 4, 2013
Steven Gordon Keaka Rodrigues, 39, of Kihei, Maui, a Villas at Kenolio maintenance employee, died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Jonna Marie “Kanani”; sons Elijah, Brayden, Jonaven and Kainoah; daughters Shanda Kamalii, and Leila Marie and Hayden Rodrigues; parents Sonia and Leonard Kekona; brothers Paul-Michael Rodrigues, and Salter and Thomas Kekona-Rodrigues; sisters Gordene and Paula-Marie; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.