Chiyoko "Florence" Shirota Arakawa, 82, of Wailuku, Maui, a retired licensed practical nurse at Maui Memorial Hospital, died July 31 in Hale Makua. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Claudia Kanoho, Margaret DeMello, Charlotte Tamashiro, Sharon Seiki, Stella Chong and Diane Smith; sister Hazel Harris, 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: Maui Memorial Park. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Leis welcome.
Bonifacia R. Cera, 88, of Wahiawa died Monday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Antonio; son Isidro Ramirez; daughters Leonida Edrozo, Adelina Estrella, Ardiente Guillermo, Merly Dillenbeck, Fely Baluaua and Mary A. McMurray; 25 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Honolulu Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Ronald J. "Bosco" Char, 41, of Honolulu, a bus driver for Oahu Transit Service, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Minnie Lau; father Ronald C.H. Char; brothers Russell and Randall Char and Allen Lau. Services: noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.
Louis B.T. Chin, 77, of Honolulu, died July 31 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Seoul, Korea. He is survived by wife Hye Suk; son Clifford; daughters Sharon Chin, Janet Kim and Wendy Okita; brothers Byong Jo, Byong Oh and Dr. Byong Han, and five grandchildren. Services were private.
Ronald M. Domen, 56, of Waianae, a retired certified welder from Domen Welding and karate instructor, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Dolores V. McBraun-Domen; sons Robert and Ronald "Pa-u" R.; daughter Ronnette S. Gonsalves Jr.; father John; mother Faye Calurio-Domen; stepmother Lily; brothers John Jr., Calvin, Eric, Johnathan "Tookie," Mathew "Murf" and William; sisters Genevieve Caballes and Valerie Domen-Tavares; 12 grandchildren, and hanai sons and daughters. Rosary and services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jeannette "Nettie" Dukes, 64, of Lahaina, Maui, a retired hospital admission supervisor from Redondo Beach, Calif., died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She is survived by sister Mary Ann Cleveland and brother Tom McDonnell. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes at Canoe Beach.
Endelicio B. "Deling" Ganir, 91, of Waipahu, who retired from Oahu Sugar Co., died Aug. 1 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria; stepsons Alipio and Alejandro Gantala; stepdaughter Basilia Bagoyo; sister Aurelia Narag; brother Juan B. Ganir; 38 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Evelyn P. Guidotti, 78, of Honolulu died July 26. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Andrew; daughters Marvis Maharaja and Marilyn Fey; sister Gladys Niemeyer, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were private.
Margaret B. "Connie" Harvey, 86, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, a retired financial adjustor in Philadelphia, died yesterday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in New York. Memorial Mass: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kameyo "K" Hayashi, 87, of Aiea died July 31 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Stanley T.; daughters Kay M. Fujii and Dianne N. Yamamoto, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Barbara M. Hirano, 57, of Pearl City, an executive secretary at Surf Line Hawaii, died Friday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Albert K.; sons Mark and Cory; parents George and Matsuo Tsuji; brothers Stanley, Nelson, Douglas, Earl and William Tsuji, and sisters Maizie Ash and Pearl Tsuji. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.
Richard K. "Rich" Javier, 24, of Lahaina, Maui, a cook at Denny's Restaurant, died Monday in Honokowai, Maui. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Cecilia K. "Ceci"; son RC Kuumaka; mother Lucille "Lucy" Koa; hanai mother Paula Price; father Daniel; sister Denniyle "D" and grandparents Harriet Price and George Koa Sr. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Launiuopoko Park. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Yoshiko Kaneko, 88, of Honolulu, died Aug. 1 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by son Richard S.; daughters May H. Uetake and Dorothy E. Uemura, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services.
Kiyoko J. McVey Lum, 77, of Honolulu died July 30 in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Heeia. She is survived by daughter Moriko McVey; stepdaughters Carlietta Hirasa and Pearl Malalis; brothers George and James Tanabe and Yoshi and Tadashi Gomez; sisters Violet Castro, Betty Hall and Delores Frias, and a grandson. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Private burial. Casual attire.
Diosdado G. "Diosy" Macusi, 57, of Waipahu died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Norma; daughters Delores G., Mary J., Judy M. and Jocelyn; brother Eduardo, and sister Milagros Carino. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. Burial in the Philippines.
Arthur C. Medeiros, 84, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Kaneohe, a retired Federal Aviation Administrator, died Aug. 1. He is survived by companion Emma Smith; son Art; daughters Merle Bennett, Sheila Conry, Candace Tamayori and LuAnn and Cheryl Medeiros; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Masayoshi "Pachin" Onodera, 77, of Waimea, Hawaii, former proprietor of the former M&M Hardware who served on the Hawaii County planning and water commissions, died Tuesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mariko; brothers Mitsutoshi "Mito" and Yukio "Eki." and sisters Makiko Makii, Tadako Chitose and Tetsuko Onodera. Services: Lions necrology, 4:45 p.m. Saturday at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission followed by funeral at 5 p.m. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Egleseria Orosco, 94, of Wahiawa, also known as Egleseria Titman, died Aug. 2 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Leroy Titman; son Adolpho "Dofo"; daughter Trini Silva; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.
Sueki Oyama, 75, of Honolulu is also survived by three grandchildren. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. The additional information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.
David K. Pimental, infant son of William E.K. Jr. and Deborah Erhard Pimental Jr. of Honolulu, died July 14 in Santa Clara, Calif. He is also survived by brother Kalihau; grandparents Mr. and Mrs.William E. Pimental, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holt, Werner Erhard and Patricia Fry, and great-grandparents Dorothy Rosenberg and Albert A. Kam. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Dorothy T. Shibano, 81, of Honolulu, a retired professor of Japanese language at the University of Hawaii,. Manoa, died July 30 at Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Wailuku. Maui. She is survived by brothers Tom T., Shigenobu and Fujio. Private services.
Dorothy A. Stubbart, 76, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Friday. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is survived by son John M. ; daughters Kathryn J. Coronetz, Chelsea Goodner and Marice A. Woodruff, and eight grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Call after 2 p.m. Gathering to follow at her home in Pono Kai. Casual/aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kapaa United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 218, Kapaa, Kauai, 96776.
Daisy S. Takayesu, 79, of Kula, Maui, a retired registered nurse at Castle Memorial Hospital, died July 26 in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Ben; sons James and Edward; sisters Francis Kim, Kay Yamaguchi, Emma Yonaha, Tokuko Emura, Alice Serikaku and Sue Tokunaga, and three granddaughters. Call after noon Tuesday at Iao Congregational Church, Wailuku. Private burial. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.
Marcia J. Thorp, 59, of Kailua died Saturday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was orn in Boston. She is survived by husband George Jr.; sons George W. III, Michael S., Dennis P. and William C.; mother Margaret Davenport; sister Suzanne Ficia, and two grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Church. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment on the mainland. Aloha attire.
Lily M. Torii, 91, of Waianae, a retired Waianae Elementary School teacher, died July 30 in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Ruth S. Okamoto, Mary K. Chung and Ramona N. Tom; brother Dr. George M. Matsukawa; sisters Joan Shockley, Peggy Kushi and Cora Soga, and five grandchildren. Private services. No flowers or monetary offerings.
Stanley K. Yamada, 67, of Honolulu, a retired trades supervisor at Kamehameha Schools, died Saturday in Honolulu. He also worked for Dole Company. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara K.; sons Stanley K. Jr. and Kevin; daughter Jenell O. Juarez; brothers Leness, Raymond, John and Brian; sisters Hilda Kono, Merle Masuda and Thelma Lum, and eight grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
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