John Franks Jr., 76, of Kaneohe, a retired pipe fitter for the Board of Water Supply, died Tuesday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Thomas C., Dennis P. and Glenn J.; daughters Catherine M. Wataoka and Genevieve K. Kaleiheana; brother Dayton; sisters Rhoda Spencer and Denise Akana; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.
Rev. Hisako Hino, 105, of Pukalani, a retired Japanese language school teacher, died Sept. 8 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Larry T. and Akira; daughters Akiko Okada, Sue Sumiko Wei and Lillian Kobayashi; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.
James R. Graham, 69, of Kailua, a retired Matson Terminals employee, died Tuesday in Kailua. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; daughter Donna Dilloughery; son Steven; and one grandchild. Private services.
Angel Calamasa Manuel, 61, of Waipahu, a retired Waipio Gentry Foodland employee, died last Saturday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elizabeth "Alice," son Aaron, daughters Angela Dudoit and Allyson Agcaoili, brothers Saturnino and Dennis, sisters Josie Dela Cruz and Femia Calvan and nine grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:45 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Gary Toshio Matsumoto, Sr., 78, of Hilo, a retired Department of Water Supply supervisor and 442nd Infantry Regiment veteran, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elsie; son Gary; daughter Joy Ann; brother Paul; sisters Nancy Yamada, Masae Lum and Mildred; four grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.
Marsha Lynn Tagami-Tao, also known as Chris Kobayashi, 51, of San Francisco, formerly of Hawaii, a journalist, died Sept. 3 at home. Memorial service: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Secret Island, Kualoa Ranch, 49-345 Kamehameha Hwy. Casual attire. Additional information provided by the mortuary for an obituary published yesterday.
Minnie Mineyo Tominaga, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House gift wrapper, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Paul S., son Michael, daughter Gail Sur, half brother Edward Ku, hanai brother Kenneth Kuwahawa, sister Akiko Oda, half sisters Anna Keanaiana and Roselei Sur, hanai sister Lillian Sato and one grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Elizabeth "Betty" Silva Vierra, 71, of Pearl City, died last Sunday in Kaiser Hospital-Malama Ohana. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George S.; daughters Georgianna "Pinky" Nunes, Melody "Bunny" Vierra and Yvonne "The Baby" Criado; sister Eileen Nawa'a; hanai sons and daughters; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Siu Lin Wong, 98, of Honolulu, died last Saturday in Liliha Home Care. She was born in China. She is survived by daughter Shu Kan Chang, son Sik Kwan and seven grandchildren. Taoist services. Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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