John Jong Soo Bae, 64, a Sida Taxi driver in Honolulu, died Saturday at Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Annie Jeong Ja; son James; daughters Grace, Hee Suk Lee, Young Sil and Young Min Bigornia; mother Son Un Choi, and six grandchildren. Services: noon Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m.
Donne Florence, 52, of Honolulu, a public information officer for the University of Hawaii, died Thursday at Queen's Hospital. She is survived by brother Donald and stepmother Milly. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call: 5 to 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of the ashes at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations in her memory suggested to the Women's Campus Club, University of Hawaii, 1627 Bachman Place, Honolulu, HI 96822.
Yoshiye Iwai, 83, of Honolulu, died Nov. 19 at Kuakini Hospital. She is survived by husband Toshio; sons Kenneth and Garrett; daughters Jennie Salmon and Faye Miura; sisters Mitsuko Shirai, Mary Miyaji, Elaine Komatsu, Ethel Oda and Dorothy Ippongi, five children and a great-grandchild. Services were private.
Cecilia Kawahinekaapuni Kamahele, 85, of Hilo died Nov. 20 at the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kalapana, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Andrew, James, Oliver, Herman and William; brother Gabriel Kapahua; sister Cecilia Kapali Torres; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Wake service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary; friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary; call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Masami Kaneta, 74, of Honolulu, died Tuesday at Queens Hospital. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by wife Marjorie Sachiko; sons Darryl and Wayne; brother Harry; sisters Kimiko Ito and Susan Nakashima, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary chapel.
Mitsuyo Kodani, 83, a homemaker from Papaikou, Hawaii, died Friday at her home. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by son Susumu; brothers Takeo, Robert and Hideo Mizuno; and sisters Nancy Vallesteros, Clara Oyafuso, Evelyn Teranishi, Hazel Nakagawa and Katherine Wong. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m.
Masao Komoda, 80, of Honolulu, a retired communication specialist for Fort Shafter, died Nov. 16 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Miyako "Myra;" daughter Patricia; brothers Kazushige "Kenneth" and Fred K. Ishikawa, and sisters Namie Momiyama and Tamie Hori. Services were private.
Esperanza Garma Labez, 83, of the Philippines, a writer, concert pianist and community development worker, died Wednesday at Crawford Nursing Home. She is survived by children Alma Marie Elmer, Victoria Lani, Lowell, Hipolito Balthazar, Zachary, Luisa Joy, Faith Hope and Patricia Lei Muntz, 13 grandchildren and seven great-granchildren. Memorial program: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Philippine Consulate at 2433 Pali Highway. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Alfredo "Fred" "Danding" Lawas, 79, of Waipahu, a retired cabinet maker and guitarist, died last Monday. He is survived by wife Mary C.V.; daughters Rosalie Quintal, Pearlyn Daguman and Mary Jane Acedilla; brother Ralph; sisters, Consuelo Amasiu and Delphine Lawson, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu; call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.
Shizue Lucero, 74, of Hilo, died Friday at the Hale Anuenue Care Home. She is survived by sons Earl and Patrick; sister Masae Nagaishi, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mauna Kea Cemetery.
Mary Takane Mizuko, also known as Takane Araki, a retired Central Medical Clinic Pharmacy technician, died Wednesday at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Kona. She is survived by husband Dick, son Charles Araki; stepson Dr. Mark; brother Tokuo Ueno; sisters Gladys Nishimura and Corrine Shigaki; hanai daughter Motoko Okamoto, and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii.
Yeijiro "Jerry" "Naka" Nakamoto, 71, of Aiea, a Hawaii Isle Vending mechanic, died Nov. 21 at Kuakini Medical Center. He is survived by son Gordon; daughter Helene Shinjo; brother Seitaro; sisters Betsy Momoye Nakamoto, Florence Fumiko Tamayose and Jane Keiko Matsusaka, and three grandchildren. Services were private.
Salvador Reginaldo Ramento, 49, of Mililani, an employee of Waltlen & Son, died Nov. 21. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Kathleen; parents Domingo and Ester, and sisters Estrella Dale and Estela Lopes. Rosary: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at St. John A&E Church; call after 10 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Alfred "Alika" S. Rezentes, 59, of Kailua, owner of Al Rezentes Roofing, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife In U.; sons Alfred III and Dwayne; daughters Lisa, Donnalynn and Angela; father Alfred Sr.; brother Frank; sisters Lena Molnar and Susanne Shibata, and eight grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; call after 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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