Leon "Illo" Laurena Bisarra Sr., 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired employee at Host International, died Wednesday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalina; daughter Ruby Taaca; son Leon Jr.; and sisters Juana Loria, Maria Bisarra, Emeteria Rosario and Buena Ventura. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 11 a.m. Casual attire.
Audrey Gilroy, 88, of Makena, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Sunday at home. She was born in Canada. She is survived by husband Wallace R., son Ross W., daughter Lynne A., sister Norma Pentecost, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
John Arch Harman, 76, of Honolulu, died Friday at home. He was born in Oklahoma. He is survived by wife Cheung Ping; son John L.; daughters Lisa Sumbodo and Cathy White; brother Joe; sisters Paula McNutt, Judy Harris and Marie Harman and seven grandchildren. Private services.
Miyuki Kawabata, 87, of Lahaina, a pantry worker for the Royal Lahaina and a housekeeper for Maui Sands, died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by son Glenn, daughters Myrtle Akiyama and Sandra Klask, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m.
Josefa Manubag Lazaga, 66, of Mt. View, Hawaii, an employee for the Alves Farm in Mt. View, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Benjamin, Alberto, Felixberto, Aldofo, Allan, Geran and Ardok; daughters Editha Parrish, Carmen Maseh, Jojo Solis, Regina Chan, Amparito Blanquero and Alta Laude; brothers Teofilo, Sarito, Sergio and Sam Manubag; sisters Valeriana Carillo, Eufemia Arnaiz, Felisa Roque and Tita Manubag and 31 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.
Raymond Manzano, 89, of Wahiawa, a retired owner of Raymond's Barber Shop at Wahiawa Shopping Center, died Sunday in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinidad "Irene," daughters LaVerne Maples Bishop and Joycelyn Manzano, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Mililani Memorial Park.
Jane Marie Lauae Medeiros, 69, of Oak Harbor, Wash., died Monday in Washington. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Helen Truman, Laura Picard and Teresa, Jana and Mary Park; sister Mary Pancho; brothers William and Daniel Kahanu; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Mortuary Chapel. Call after 12 p.m. Entombment to follow.
Catherine "Philomena" Correa Pico, 97, of Kahului, a homemaker, died Monday in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by daughters Irene Abreu, Priscilla Viveiros, Catherine Maeda and Mildred Tavares; sons Donald and Manuel; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ The King Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.
Ceferino Porgatorio, 104, of Honolulu, died Monday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Dick, Walter, Donald and Kenneth Olaso and Roland Porgatorio; daughters Helen Richardson, Linda Baker and Joanne Winchester; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Thursday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Fort Street Mall. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.
Katherine Santiago Skinner, 89, of Honolulu, a retired preschool teacher, died Wednesday in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Sonny; daughters Darlene Spahn and Chuckie, also known as Charlotte Skinner-Whittaker; sisters Mary Cravalho, Annie DuPonte and Jane McCrabbe; brother Manuel Santiago; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franciscan Adult Day Center, 2715 Pamoa Road, Suite 103, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.
Ma'ava Makoa Kaimana Levu Souza, infant son of Gisela "Kahea," of Kailua, died last Sunday in Kailua. He was born in Kailua. He is also survived by great-grandparents Sarah Tuisaloo and Kaleihua Gaspar. Incorrect information provided by the mortuary for an obituary was published yesterday.
Martin Peter Strasen, 71, of Lahaina, a retired management trainer at ADVO Systems and a U.S. Air Force veteran, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is survived by wife Leann M.; sons Derek, Paul and Marty; sisters Ruth Franz, Elizabeth Droege, Charlotte Heidel and Catherine Fischer and four grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the West Maui Improvement Foundation marked for West Maui Medical Center, c/o Leann Strasen.
Richard "Sharky" Takano, 86, of Kailua, a supply clerk for the federal government, died July 8 in Kailua. He is survived by wife Audrey, son Melvin, and daughter Jeanne. Private services.
George Carreira Teves Jr., 70, of Kailua, an employee at Napa in Kailua, died Tuesday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, son George III, daughter Cindy Olayer, brothers Wallace and Patrick, sisters Helen Silva and Rose Atyeo and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Betty Sumi Yamada, 88, of South Pasadena, Calif., died March 24 in Los Angeles. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Rodney and Clayton, daughter Candace Arai, brother Charles Watanabe, sister Eleanor Kunimura, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. No flowers or gifts please.
June Junko Yamashita, 72, of Honolulu, a retired social worker for the state of Hawaii Department of Education, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Raymond S.; son Jon; daughters Lisa Zablan and Lori Yamashita; brothers Hidesuke "Bud," Hidehiko "Jerry" and Ryuzo "Howard" Uyenoyama; sister Tomoko Hisamoto and three grandchildren. Private services.
Edward Masatoshi Yasuhara, 84, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired missionary, died July 14 at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Albert, Herbert, Thomas and Franklin and numerous nieces and nephews. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment in Honolulu at a later date. Casual attire.
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