Phillip Alferez,58, of Pearl City and formerly of Waianae, a retired salesman from Gaspro, died June 16 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Janette; sons David Balecha and Eric, Johnny, Wayne, Lawrence and Phillip Alferez Jr.; brother Raymond; sisters Josefa Hernandez and Cathy Temblor; and 11 grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: noon Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Mamie L. Kaneta Apiki,93, of Honolulu died last Friday in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii, she is survived by brother Thomas J. Kaneta Jr. and sisters Annie Coleman and Caroline Weaver. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Alexander R.K. Bishaw Jr.,30, of Guntersville, Ala. died June 15 in Guntersville, Ala. Born on Molokai, he is survived by parents Alexander and Donna, brother Kaleo and sister Jazzlynn. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Kanakaloloa Cemetery.
Dalton W. Castro,42, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a sugarcane truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by son Norton; daughter Chenoa; brothers Dennis and Carl; and sisters Sharon and Peggy Castro, Roseline Kobayashi and Lillian Gomes. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Alfred H.C. Chang,72, of Pearl City, a retired captain with the federal Fire Department, died Saturday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Michael, Robert and Walter; daughter Amy Viela; brothers Robert W.B. and Jonah; sister Ellen Burley; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.
Terry T. Gascon III,18, of Honolulu, a McKinley High School student, died June 16. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by parents Doronio Gascon and Beatrice Quisano; brother Benjamin; sisters Adrianne, Janine and Dorina Mae; grandparents Richard and Josephine Quisano; and great-grandmother Eugenia Quisano. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Tsukao Haitsuka,72, of Lihue, a retired custodian with Grove Farm Sugar Co., died Saturday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Lihue, he is survived by brothers Yukio Nishimura and Yutaka, Hisamitsu and Sueji Haitsuka; and sisters Sumiyo Matoba, Kay Suzurikawa, Edna Min, Gail Imanaka, Masako Horiuchi and Kimi Navarro. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Harriet H. Hirakawa,82, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government research specialist, died June 13. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brothers Francis and Howard and sister Margaret Mahelona. Private services.
Mitsuo Kashigi,80, of Aiea, a retired shipfitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Wednesday at home. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by wife Marion T.; daughters Linda K. Yonemura, Susan K. Inouye and Amy M.K. Dizon; brother Toshio; sisters Janet T. Shimizu, Barbara Y. Okubo, Jean T. Hazama and Betty K. Paul; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Shirley I. Matsumura,63, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii county real property tax clerk, died June 17 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Masaru; daughter Dale S.; mother Fukuyo Iwamoto; and sisters Emiko Fujie, Miyoko Okamura and Irene Yoshino. Private services.
Shirley S. Matsuo,68, of Kapolei died Wednesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by husband Daniel; son Edward; daughters Arleen Miho and Debra Chow; sisters Eleanor Shigeta, Thelma Lee and Janet Nakai; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Aloha attire.
Hatsuyo K. Morita,96, of Honolulu died last Friday in Liliha Healthcare Center. Born in Kau, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Jitsuo and Morio, daughter Misao Oda, stepdaughter Shizue Kurashige, half sister Ethel S. Kawakami, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.
Shizuko Murakami,90, of Honolulu died May 25 in Liliha Nursing Home. Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, she is survived by son Archie, daughter Beatrice Yoshinaga, brother Minoru Haraguchi, five grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Private services.
Bernice H. Nakashima,87, of Honolulu, a retired Servco Pacific secretary, died last Friday at home. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by sons Roy H. and Bert T.; daughters Amy H. Kashiwai, Gail A. Onishi and Judith S. Kappenberg; sisters Gladys Y. Tashiro, Dorothy T. Harada, Elaine E. Medeiros and Joan R. Yamachika; and 14 grandchildren. Private services.
Erika B.K. Oma Oide,77, vice president of a typesetting and proofreading company, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. She was also the former owner of Aloha Motors. Born in Silesia, East Germany, she is survived by husband George K. Opa, sons Ralf and Glenn, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at San Souci Beach. Call after 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Leis welcome. Casual beach attire.
Jennie L. Pate,96, of Denver, died Wednesday in Aurora, Colo. Born in Waikane, she is survived by daughter Nina L. Lenon, brother Howard K. Lee, sister Florence Lum, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.
Tadao Sakai,85, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation highway inspector, died June 17 in Maluhia Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by wife Ellen M.; son Willson M.; daughters Jamie Mae N. Kaneshiro, Laraine E. Karamatsu and Maydeen T. Akimoto; brother Masao; sisters Masae Nishi and Hatsue Fujimoto; and 11 grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Violet H. Sasaki,84, of Honolulu, a retired Sears stockroom inventory clerk, died June 15 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by son Alvin T., daughter Claire K. Shirota, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Clarence E. Stowell,47, of Waimanalo, a rodeo cowboy entertainer, died June 3 in Waimanalo. Born in Illinois, he is survived by son Shane, brothers Clay and Tim and sister Lin Dee. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Calvary By The Sea Church. No flowers. Donations suggested to Stowell's son, Shane, at P.O. Box 25789, Honolulu 96825-0789.
Clara T. Yamamoto,67, of Honolulu, a retired F.W. Woolworth salesclerk, died Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brothers Kazumi and Haruo and sisters Nobuko Acopan and Sueno Inasaki. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Joan P. Yamashiro,50, of Wahiawa, owner of Screens Unlimited, died Saturday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Kyle; sons Kepi and Thomas Pineau and Ryan Yamashiro; daughters Heather Pineau and Sandy Torres; brothers George and John Nakahara, John, Thomas and Brett Waipa, Bill PaGrimes and Randy, Grant, Guy and Mel Aurio; sisters Charlene Nakahara, Maureen Fredrickson, Johnette Kaai, Davelyn Han, Davidette Pa-Kala and Alison Kupau; and mother Margaret Aurio. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
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