Francisco A. "Francing" Acidera, 74, of Waipahu, who retired from Albert Kobayashi Construction, died July 8 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Laureta "Loring;" sons Francisco Jr., Chris, Mariano, Arsenio and Jovy; daughters Marcela Mendoza, Fe Constantino and Kenette Acidera; sisters Maria Igarta and Timotea Bascao; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Roman K. "Clyde" Brewster, 34, of Wailuku, died Thursday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Westminster, Calif., he is survived by parents Jerome and Dorothy; brother Mossman; sisters Rhonda Mattos, Aloha Smith and Bell Kaalakea; and grandmother Dorothy Keliikoa. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Leoncia C. Caing, 84, of Ewa, formerly of Waipahu, a schoolteacher in the Philippines, died July 7 in Ewa Beach. Born in Leyte, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Romulo C., Oscar C. and Julio C. "Chito;" daughters Ester C. Couch, Violet C. Pedro, Erlinda C. Buendia and Teresita C. Carraway; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Linda L.F. Carmelo, 80, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired room maid at the former Keauhou Beach Hotel, died July 19 in Keauhou Rehabilitation Healthcare Center. Born in Cebu, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Zacarias C., sons Richard Armington and Robert Carmelo, daughter Rosalinda Smith, hanai daughter Lisa Basamante, brothers Alejandro A. Tapiro and Irinio Cabanatan, sisters Sally Antone and Rita Cabanatan and five grandchildren. Call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Thy Word Kona Faith Center in Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the center. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations welcome.
Shee Moi Choy, 81, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper at Patti's Chinese Kitchen, died July 15 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Allen L., Edmund, Arthur and Warren; daughter Elaine Wong; brother David Fong; and 15 grandchildren. Traditional Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Chanson K.K.K. Enos, infant son of June D. "Maile" Soares and Michael R. Enos, died July 20 in Hilo Hospital. He is also survived by half-brother Tyson Kanohu; grandparents Robert and Bernadette Soares, Joanne Dunn and William and Carol Enos; and great-grandparents Nellie K. Santos, Rose Enos and Richard and Lisa Maldonado. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.
Henry M. "Yamagua" Higa, 87, of Aiea, a retired cellar man for Hawaii Brewery Co., died Sunday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Ewa, he is survived by wife Agnes K.; sons Robert M., Glenn T., Gene M. and Alan T.; daughters Shirley J. Nagata and Arlene K. Zukeran; brothers Thomas M. and Edward M.; sisters Yoshiko Florendo, Kay K. Higa, Nancy Goya and Alice S. Hanson; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
William H.W.S. Keiki, 74, of Nanakuli, a retired dispatcher with MTL, died July 12 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Esther L. "Snoopie;" sons William Jr., Baldwin K., Wayne K.K. and Craig "Vuni;" daughters Charmaine and Johanna M. Mokiao, Novelene "Paka" Robinson and Harolynn "Loke" Yuen; brother John K. Akau; sister Rochelle "Tina" Watson; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Closing prayer: 8:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nanakuli Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Miyoko T. "Betty" Kobayashi, 78, of Honolulu, a retired executive secretary for Sears Roebuck & Co., died Thursday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Judith and Carolyn; brother Ralph Tanijo; and sisters Hoshiko "Alma" Takabayashi, Harriet Handa and Thelma Tanaka. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m.
Kenneth Y.F. Lau, 78, of Kaneohe, an agriculture farmer, died July 20 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Infan; son Don; brothers Ernest C.K., Chew Hing and Thomas K.H.; and sisters Ellen K.Y. Wong and Barbara S.M. Kalino. Taoist services: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Mary Kam Choy Lee, 87, of Waimanalo, a retired executive secretary, died last Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brothers Albert W.S. and Lawrence Loo, sisters Eleanore A.L. Baker and Irene DuPonte, and hanai daughter Eddi Wong. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Leis welcome.
Florence Ann Leong, 74, of Wailuku, a retired deputy local registrar, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by husband Noah A., son Jason, daughter Leola Muromoto, sisters Mary Yin and Audrey Kong, and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Emily G. Maldonado, 64, of Hilo, a beautician at Arlene's Salon of Beauty, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Gregory, Eric and Jason; daughter Theresa Unverzat; brothers Edward and David Molina; and three grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.
Aiko Matsushige, 84, of Aiea, a retired packer for Dole Cannery, died July 17 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii, she is survived by son David I.; daughters Shirley H. Tanaka, Mildred M. Hew, Dorothy Y. Chang and Cay A. Matsushige; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Takeshi Matsuwaka, 84, of Honolulu is survived by son Robert. Incorrect information for an obituary published Saturday provided by the mortuary.
Sadamu Nagata, 83, of Hilo, an electrical engineer for Hawaiian Electric Co., died Monday at home. Born in Mountain View, Hawaii, he is survived by daughters Geraldine Nishimura, Gloria and Ann Nagata, Amy Tom and Martha Oyama; brothers Tsutomu and Isamu; sister Mitsue Kudo; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Doris T. Nakahara, 82, of Aiea, who retired from Arakawa Store, died Thursday in Leahi Hospital. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by daughters Stella Murakami, Barbara Sakato and Sharon Nakahara; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Alfredo D. Narciso, 70, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a papaya farmer for S&L Farms in Keaau, died July 14 in Hilo Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Leticia; sons Amado and Rodel; daughters Jacqueline Agbayani, Josie Talaro, Gemma and Leizel Narciso, Susan Duldulao, Brenda Deschamps and Leila Nomura; brothers Bernard, David and Adriano; sisters Erlinda Pascual and Lourdes Buduan; and 10 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pahoa. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.
Patricia L. Pernsley, 41, of Waipahu died Saturday in Tripler Hospital. Born in Oakland, Calif., she is survived by husband Kenneth; son Steven Scott Jr.; daughter April Scott; brothers Russell, Jerome, Dale, Harry and Joshua; sisters Andreay and Juanita; and mother Juanita. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 8 p.m. Other services at a later date on the mainland.
Ernest Rodrigues, 57, of Hilo, a construction worker, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Bernice; daughters Luanalynn Gushiken and Lisa Rizentes; son Sebastian Kumali-Rodrigues; brothers Louie, Harold and Donald; sisters Carmen Moke, Annie Valez and Lorraine Buchannan; stepfather John D.; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jehovah's Witnesses Keaau Congregation, 2085 Awapuhi St. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Nature I. Rodrigues, infant son of William Rodrigues and Michelle Agoo, died July 15 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He is also survived by sisters Kychelle and Dayzha-Ty Rodrigues and Jessica and Ashley Reyes; and grandparents Dorothy Casimiro, Emilio Agoo and Roberta and Jerry Rodrigues. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
Lynn M. Southard, 46, of Honolulu, a secretary at Pacific Guardian Life, died July 18 in Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, she is survived by husband Graydon W.; sons Jason and Graydon Jr.; daughter Christina; parents Robert and Peggy Aubuchon; sisters Darlene Meyers, Catherine Sueda and Lorrie Roller; brother Robert Aubuchon; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist-Beretania. Private scattering of ashes.
Louise Swartz, 83, of Honolulu died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Newton Falls, Ohio, she is survived by daughter Cher Sullivan, brother Bill Rogos, and sisters Ruth Smith and Dorothy Matthews. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Calvary By the Sea. Call from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to a memorial fund at a later date.
Albert A. Tepedino, 84, of Honolulu died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he is survived by son Anthony, daughter Therese Ellet, brothers and sisters on the mainland, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Edwina M.K. White, 42, of Honolulu and formerly of Ewa Beach, a secretary for Royal Hawaiian Movers, died July 17 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Harry; daughter Kinohiola; sons Keolahou and Kaulana; mother Lillian Kelly; godparents Sonny and Jane Iereneo; hanai father Joseph H. Kamaka; godchildren Isaac and Desiree Kelly and Shasha Piilani; sister Lynn Kaluna; brothers Edward Jr., Emmett and Lee Kelly; hanai brother Earl Santiago; and hanai sister Rexanna Santiago. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.
Elbert Yee, 78, of Kailua, formerly of Rockville, Md., who retired from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, died Saturday in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Frances, son Clyde, daughter Karen Richter, brother George, and sisters Lilly-Mildred Chow and Shirley Allen. Memorial mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii American Heart Association.
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