Anne Holt spread aloha on mainland
Alston A. Isom, 39, of Honolulu, a production manager for Diamond Head Seafood Company, died June 4 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Montebello, Calif. He is survived by wife Stacy; sons Alston Jr., Tracee, Bubba and Alden; daughters Alysha and Ashlynn; parents Al and Dee, and sisters Denise and Debbie. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.
Howard Johnson worked
for African Americans
Joseph P. "Dodo" Kamekona, 68, of Waianae, a retired Okada Construction Company employee, died June 3 in Tripler Hospital. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Albert, Benjamin, Samson and Sniffen, and sisters Evelyn Hoopai, Sarah Makaena and Cecilia Lee. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Call again on Friday after 8:30 a.m. Services at 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery. Casual attire.
Elizabeth N. "Betty" Kanoa, 87, of Kaneohe died Tuesday. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by daughters Helene Kahalepuna, Larrietta Kanoa and Laribeth Kanahele; sisters Feadora Miller and Harriet Teshima, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:45 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Howard M. Kubota, 90, of Honolulu, a retired state building inspector, died June 4 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Edna S.; sons Kenneth K., Bruce S. and Melvin M.; daughters Barbara R. Sunada and Charlotte T. Unten; brothers Robert T. and Dick Y.; sisters Kazuko Arakawa and Peggy K. Arita, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.
Selbino V. Lacayanga, 90, a retired stevedore for Castle and Cooke, died Wednesday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Odetta; daughters Kim Koki, Dawn Makaula and Bernie Cabreros; son Benjamin, and grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Raymond A. Lesher, 72, of Kailua, a retired real estate appraiser and consultant, died June 5. He was born in Jamaica, N.Y. He is survived by wife Audrey E.; sons William, Andrew, Thomas and Raymond Lesher and Michael Jackyra; daughters Susan Lesher, Claudia Kono and Nancy Affleck; sister Patricia Hedges, and 11 granchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kailua. Call after noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery.
Dolores A. Manalo, 91, of Honolulu, died June 5 at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Luis; son William; daughters Flora Arceo and Amanda Newsome; brothers Victorio and Manuel, and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. An additional service will be conducted at 10 a.m. June 23 at Arlington Funeral Home in Virginia. Burial: 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
Jeffery M. Nagata, 55, of Wailua, Kauai, a retired Kauai County firefighter, died Wednesday in Wilcox Hospital. He also served in the U.S. Army. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Natividad "Naty"; daughter Rina Takata; son Jeff Jr.; mother Matsue Nagata; sister Carol Peters, and brothers Wayne and Kurt. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.
Hiroshi Naito, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Froce Base firefighter, died June 3 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence; son Dennis; brother Wallace S., and sister Doris H. Yoshimoto. Private services.
Benjamin M. "Pops" Oili Sr., 70, of Hilo, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Army sergeant and Chevron truck driver, died Thursday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Josephine M.; daughter Josephine "Honeygirl" Tirrell; sons Benjamin, Daniel and Kalei; sisters Sarah K. Droze and Leialoha Haleamau; brother Bernard, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Call again on Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, Keaukaha. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veteran's Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
Mary Lou C. Preus, 72, of Honolulu, died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Maplewood, N.J. She is survived by son Glenn and a grandson. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Clement's Episcopal Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Kwang Cho Ro, 59, of Waipahu, a retired Outrigger Malia Hotel maintenance worker, died Friday. He was born in South Korea. He is survived by wife Jennifer; sons Hyon Joon and Young Jae; sisters Shin Ja and Young Suk, and brothers Hak Su, Kwang Nam, Han Su and Kyong Su. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary, West Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bernice K.B. Self, 87, of Pahoa, is survived by daughter Lahi Lahi "Catherine" Afu and sons Robert "Likolehua" and Lance "Lono." The additional information for an obituary published Wednesday was provided by the family.
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