Hideo "Chocolate" Agena, 81, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore for McCabe Hamilton and Renny, died Saturday in Kaiser Malama Ohana. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by wife Helen-Miyo; son Guy T. Shishido; brothers Paul S. and Masaru; sisters Nancy H. Agena, Sumiko Manriki and Mildred M. Sentinella, and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.
Joseph P. Akana-Leong, also known as Joseph Preston Leong, 75, of Honolulu died Sunday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Kamaile-Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Joseph W. and Joel A.; daughters Jonell K. Eiland, Joleen H. Noa and Jonia H. Kamada; brothers Ernest Jr., Henry H.P. and Robert L. Akana Leong; sisters Clara P. Kakalia, Frances K. Gilman and Lily W. Leong, also known as Elenore Hanakeawe, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Norma K. Alden, 79, formerly of Honolulu died Thursday in Oregon. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Gary M.; daughters Judith B. Carkner and Sue E. Alden-Rudin, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.
Errol K. Anakalea, 62, of Pearl City, who retired from the U.S. Air Force, died Thursday in Tripler Army Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Geraldine A. Yogi and Rhonda Anakalea. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools. Call from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Doris J. Benjamin, 62, of Honolulu and formerly of Olympia, Wash., a retired caterer, died July 11. She was born in Yuma, Ariz. She is survived by sons Michael, Mark and John Williams and Jeff Benjamin; daughters Joni McCarty, Jaci Williams and Jennifer Cutler; mother Opal Sabol; sister Tina Sabol, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Lily N.N. "Queenie" Bernard, 63, of Honolulu, a retired worker at Punahou School, died Monday. She is survived by husband Samuel; sons Samuel Jr., Alvin and Valentine; daughters Mary, Valerie and Robinette White; father Edmund Ha'o; sisters Sari Ha'o and Yardley Preuc, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:45 a.m. Aloha attire.
Nancy J. Bogost, 59, of Jerusalem, formerly of Honolulu, died Sunday. She was born in Urbana, Ill. She is survived by mother Rose and daughters Melissa Armosa and Deborah Davis. Private burial.
Marguerite W. Callender, 94, died Friday. She is survived by sons Richard D., Patrick D. and Weston D., and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private burial.
John A.L. Chong, 77, of Honolulu, who retired from Pearl Harbor Sheet Metal Shop No. 17, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice; son Steven; daughters Annette Ikemori and Patricia Tsutsui; brother Henry; sister Alice Chang, and six grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aloha attire. Private burial.
Dr. Bruce J. Cooil, 85, of Honolulu, a professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Idaho. He is survived by wife Drea; daughter Connell Watkins; son Dr. Bruce K.; sister Diane Lean, a granddaughter and a great-grandson. No services.
Nancy J. Cummings, 79, of Honolulu, a retired owner of the Sample Shop, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by sons Mike and Mark Buck; daughters Maureen Kilcoyne and Malie Ostrem; sister Doris Cellarius, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. Friday at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association or Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.
Sixto F. Garcesano, 96, of Waianae died June 19 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Sixto F. Jr.; daughters Stella F. Ornellas and Celia Kuakini, and four grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Charles L. Hamner, 86, of Princeville, Kauai, a university professor, died Monday at home. He was born in Wyoming. He is survived by wife Ruth J.; daughters Wendy S. Sherr and Cheryl Shimbach; sister Alice Helm, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Choyo Iraha, 83, of Honolulu died June 19. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mitsue "Margaret"; sons Randall and Darren; daughters Sharon Ogomori, Marcia Iraha and Arlene Higashi; brothers Yasu and Yasuo Nakamatsu, and four grandchildren. Private services.
Aileen A. Ishikawa, 56, of Torrance, Calif., an accountant for Honda Research and Development Co., died May 30 in City of Hope Hospital, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Laurie A. Capelbo and Dana Wencel; mother Alice T.; brother Dennis M.; sisters Marjorie M. Oshiro and Jean T. Ogawa, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Graylin N. Jackson Jr., 30, of Shreveport, La., a nurse technician, died last Wednesday in Kaneohe. He was born in Baton Rouge, La. He is survived by wife Helga S.W. Nahoopii; son Melchizedek; father Graylin N.; mother Shirley M. Jackson Burton; brothers Steven Jackson and Joshua Burton; sisters Sybil Jackson, Brittany Burton and Candace Burton, and grandmother Ida Williams. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Call from 9 a.m. to noon. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
Debra J. Juan, 46, of Waimea, Hawaii, an employee of the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, died Monday at home. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by husband Wendall; daughters Anna and Laurra; sons Jeremy and Eric; parents Wesley and Marion Smith; brother Ralph Smith, and a grandson. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire.
Vera L. Kaholokula, 66, of Honolulu died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Germany. She is survived by husband Russell; son Kim; brothers Dieter and Karlheinz Heller; mother Marga Heller, and three grandchildren. Private inurnment.
Michael K. Kane, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Merchant Marine, died Monday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brian Kealiinohomoku; daughters Michele Davis and Cheryl Kealiinohomoku; brothers Joseph, Gabriel, George, Paul and Philip; sisters Violet "Vi" Barin, Annie Kalula, Victoria Kalunaino, Margaret Apiki, Elizabeth Kane, Miriam Cecelia and Ellen Pua, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date. Call Nuuanu Mortuary at 537-3907 for information.
Lorraine L. Kapu, 65, of Anahola, Kauai died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Dawn; sons James Jr. and Dean; sisters Helen Young, Mabel Badua, Hilda Perreira, Roberta Rita and Violet Sprinkles, and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Lihue Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Christina L. Kealaiki, 74, of Molokai died Saturday in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Kualapuu, Molokai. She is survived by sons Valentine, Henry, Reginald and Wane; daughters Evangeline Keith, Pauline Dudoit, Charlotte Yuen and Lorraine Kealaiki; brothers Edmund, William, Alexander and David Lima; sisters Zelie Anderson, Violet Kamano, Helen Kuroda, Mae Parrish and Marjorie Jordano, 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church Hall in Molokai. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kanakaloloa Cemetery. Casual attire.
Shaina N.K. Kojiro, 14, of Waianae, a student of Waianae High School Class of 2003, died July 6 in Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Lance and Daile; sister Callie, and grandparents Yuriko Kojiro and Richard and Teri Kaneshiro. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Agnes L. Makanani, 71, of Lihue died Monday at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Cheryl Jordan; sons Clinton, Jon and Gabriel; mother Gertrude Robinson; sister Lynette Bukoski; brother Joseph Manini, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lihue Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.
Masamichi Matsunaga, 73, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired groundskeeper at the Maui Police Station, died Monday at home. He also formerly worked for Valley Isle Motors, Ka Lima O Maui. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Setsuko; son Alan; daughters Rene and Diane Parabicoli; brother Haruo; sisters Kimi Matsunaga, Mitsue J. Takiguchi, Charlotte Sakata and Jean Seki, and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Maui.
Edmund E. Nielsen, 80, a manager for Capitol Records in Los Angeles and San Francisco, died June 27 in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by children Karen Friedrich and David Nielsen and four grandchildren. Celebration of life on the mainland. Donations suggested to a hospice or charity.
Sato Okano, 94, of Honolulu died July 1 in Rehab Hospital of the Pacific. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by daughters Yasuko Okano and Yoshiko Shimooke, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Tadashi Oki, 81, of Wailuku, a retired mechanic at Wailuku Sugar Mill, died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Natsue; son Howard; daughters Carol Mae Higa, Linda Kajiwara and Darlene Kinoshita; brothers Hideo "Mac," Iwao and Masaharu; sisters Margaret Hisano and Amy F. Mishina, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Reception to follow. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
The Rev. Judy Sakae, 60, of Kaneohe, a minister with the Church of Ke'auhou, died July 10 in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lorrin; daughter Allison, and brother Kenneth R. Boyd II. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Sunday at Punahou School, Thurston Chapel.
Lucy L. Samio, 58, of Waimea, Kauai died last Wednesday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert "Boy"; daughters Raynette Kagawa, Roxanne Callahan, Rochelle Samio, Rhonda Kapuniai Jr. and Roslynn Samio; sons Ronald, Roderick and Reid; sisters Sweetheart Harris and Adele Tavares; brothers James Jr. and Lloyd Waialae, and 12 grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Kekaha. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.
John W. Semple Jr., 54, of Honolulu, a retired foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, died July 2 at home. He also managed private estates. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Theresa M. Schroeder, and parents John and Jane B. Memorial donations suggested to the Honolulu Symphony, 660 Iwilei Road, No. 202, Honolulu, HI 96817. Private services.
Isaac R. Smith, 41, of Hemet, Calif. and formerly of Kailua died June 22 at home. He is survived by wife Peggy; father Frank; mother Aloma Kadooka; brothers Wayne, Dominic and Frank; sisters Keola, Deenie, Bernie, Joan and Melissa, and a grandson. Services and burial held. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the family home, 912 Kaipii St. in Kailua. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.
John S. Tilton, 90, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Kau High School, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho. He is survived by daughter Janis Selland and sister Helen Hence. Private services.
Teodora A. "Dora" Tumbaga, 60, of Waipahu, an employee of Magic Needle of Honolulu, died July 14 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Florendo; sons Rogelio and Reynaldo Pabiona; daughters Remedios Bisquera, Rodita Lagmay, Rowena and Josephine Pabiona and Annabelle Tumbaga; brothers Felipe, Florencio and Catalino Andres; sisters Priscilla Bermudez, Florencia Ferrer and Lilia Bisquera, and 21 grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire.
Candelaria B. "Delay" Vigilla, 80, of Pahoa, Hawaii died June 27 in Hilo Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Aureliano B.; daughters Nora Vigilla Corpuz, Primitiva Vigilla Ancheta, Leticia Vigilla Andres, Dolly Vigilla Julian and Tessie Vigilla Aleta; sons Prodencio and Henry; sister Manuela Roque, 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.
William C. White, 56, of Waianae was born in Chase, La. He is survived by daughter Janice Remland. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.
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