William M. "Billy" Anakalea, 59, of Hilo, a retired powder man at Ishii Contracting, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kamaoa, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Loke Gonsalves; sons Jarrett L., Darren K. and William M. Gonsalves; daughter Tanya Kamakeeaina; brother Adam; sister Eva Giron, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Chavael N. Nguyen Ancheta, infant son of Stacy T. Nguyen and Warren G. Ancheta, died Dec. 14 in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Chavez S. and grandparents Nhung Nguyen, Amor Ancheta and Teresita Ancheta. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Noon Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park cemetery.
Jacob Crighton, 12, of Waipahu died Dec. 14. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Richie and Leah Vazquez; sister Jasmine Vazquez; grandparents Richard Gordon, Yvette Blake and Bill and Irma Vazquez; father Troy, and grandparents Robert and Rosemary. Private services.
Jacqueline J. Dalesandro, 69, of Honolulu, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son Michael; daughters Donna Dalesandro and Lynn Shade; brother William Andersen, and three grandchildren. Services will be held in Illinois.
Juana B. Driquito, 66, of Keaau, Hawaii died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Rufino A.; son Romeo; daughters Remy, Rosalia and Rosemarie Driquito and Rose Padilla; brothers Pastor and Doroteo Bitao; sister Dionisia, nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Carol J. "CJ" Duffy, 58, of Sequim, Wash., a former employee at the Beach Press and Pacific Bindery, died Dec. 2 at home. She was born in Canada. She is survived by husband Paul; son David Drummond; stepsons Michael, James and Greg; daughters Michelle "Buki" Borowski, Sheila Erger and Diane Moore; brothers Robin Lynn and Wendal Fairchild, and nine grandchildren. Services held on the mainland.
Ronald T. Higa, 54, of Honolulu, a driver at Larry Auto Parts, died Thursday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Sydney; sisters Arline Uyeunten, Diane Okimura and Lillian Rosengrant, and companion Haeng Martinez. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Mitsuko Kaneshiro, 88, of Honolulu, a retired restaurant owner and operator, died last Saturday. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son George; daughters Sue Asato, Dorothy Sakata and Jane Uyechi; brother Saburo Takara; sister Masako Kakazu, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Robert K. "Bobby" Kaneshiro, 53, of Honolulu, a self-employed property manager, died Dec. 15 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Francis Toyoichi and Haruko Kaneshiro; brother Francis H., and sister Patricia K. Hansen. Services were private.
Kentoku "Ken" Makishi, 71, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, died Dec. 17 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Irene; sons Miles, Preston and Bryan; daughter Karen Cho; brother Mitsuo; sisters Miyoko Furuken and Marion Motoda, and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waialae Baptist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Lorenzo C. Manzano, 76, of Ewa Beach, a retired maintenance worker at Bank of Hawaii, died Dec. 17 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Alejandra; sons Liberato and Arnold; daughters Gloria Cabanaro, Norma Taylor and Josie Ownbey; brother Alfredo; sisters Maura Cablayan and Rosalina Cabrera, and 12 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Richard N. Minagawa, 80, of Honolulu, a retired salesman, died Thursday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Mabel M.; brothers Tadashi, Sadao, Katsusuke and Toshio, and sisters Mitsui Minagawa, Kimiyo Fuse and Sally Okuno. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
John Naholowaa Jr., 68, of Ewa Beach, a retired Honolulu Star-Bulletin employee, died Dec. 16 in St. Francis Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Luciana "Ann"; sons Radford, Randall, Jerry and Wayne; brother Jerry; sister Judith Easom, and six grandchildren. Services were private.
Raymond Y. Toyofuku, 85, of Aiea, a retired tax map draftsman for the state, died Dec. 2. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by brother Ronald T. Private services.
Diega S. Vallesteros, 78, of Honolulu, died Dec. 14 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband John; sons Andres, Bobot, Amado, Felipe, Macario, Erning and Raymond; daughters Irinea, Betty, Isidora, Melrose, Alma, Mary and Florentina; brother Pablo Sagario, 46 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Church, Queen Emma Square. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Cemetery.
Harold E. Weltzien, 95, of San Diego, Calif., a retired sales clerk at Food Giant, died Thursday in California. He was born in Huntley, Ill. He is survived by children Jeanne Kalahiki and Murdock, Harold and Thomas Weltzien; 9 grandchildren, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Memorial donations suggested to a charity of choice.
Bertha Chun Wong, 77, of Honolulu died Dec. 8. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dr. Richard; daughters Deborahann Gilles and Marybeth Ching; son Michael; brothers Raymond and Lawrence Chun; sisters Anna Lee, Mildred Ching and Jane Chang, and five grandchildren. Private services.
Kiyoshi Yokota, 72, of Honolulu, a retiree, died Dec. 5 in Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris T.; daughter Gail K.Y. Thornton; brothers Masaru and George, and sisters Akie Kajiyama and Toshie Takamura. Private services.
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