Oliver Ah Yo, 83, of Makakilo, a retired city bus driver, died Monday at home. He was born in Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Terry, Duane, Gary, Robert, Dennis and Alan; daughters Sarah Spears and Penny Torres; brothers Banaba, Herman, Paul, Gabriel, Andrew and Wilfred; sisters Lei Griess, Rose Rapoza, Virginia Ah Yo and Marilyn Artega; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Vicente Amoroso, 98, of Koloa, Kauai, a water tender with Grove Farm Plantation, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Frankie and William; daughters Juanita Agu, Elizabeth Malapit and Rosita Phillips; 22 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. next Saturday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Koloa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Koloa Catholic Cemetery.
Santiago Bisera, 96, of Lahaina, a retired laborer at Pioneer Mill, died Sunday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by 10 children, 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Private graveside services.
John J. Bondeaug, 61, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired sergeant first class and Army National Guard recruiter, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons John J. and Jonathan Bondaug; daughters Annette and Carol Bondaug, Jennifer Taliauli and Judith Gonzado; brother James Bondaug; sisters Mercedes Leialoha and Marcella Beversdorf; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
Blanche G. Charron, 81, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Armand M., daughter Delia L. Harger, brother John J. Brunelle, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Elsie L.Y. Chow Hoy, 75, of Honolulu died Oct. 13 in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Dai Sun, Dai Kau, Dai Bew and Clifford Chang and sisters Christine Yee, Marion Chun, Lillian Texeira and Evelyn Titcomb. Private services.
Mary E. Fitzpatrick, 84, of Hauula died Tuesday in Kahuku Hospital. She was born in Merchantville, N.J. She is survived by husband Robert P. and brother William W. Wheeler. Committal services: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Diseases and Related Disorders Association, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. Bldg. D, Honolulu, 96814.
Hiyoshi "Jerry" Fukuoka, 87, of Aiea, vice president/director of Fukuoka's Inc., Pearl City Tavern, died Oct. 11 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was also executive chef at Pearl City Tavern and a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Waiakea. He is survived by wife Susie H., son Douglas T., daughters Becky T. Pyo and Jill M. Villarmia, sisters Kaoru Tsunoda and Nioru Fukuoka, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Francisco "Frank" Gutierrez, 72, of Kailua-Kona, a retired drywall contractor, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Kunia. He is survived by wife Ida May; son Kirt; daughter Tracy V. Lenz; brother Isabelo Unabia; sisters Trancy Murphy, Brigida Wayne, Augustina Cho, Ming Unabia and Sylvia Sexton; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hulihee Palace on Alii Drive. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona.
George Huffman, 75, of Waianae died Monday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty Ann; daughter Cheryl A. Walton; sons Robert B. and George B. Huffman and Joseph, Byron, James and Gary Corn; sisters Myra Thomas and Karen Gonsalves; brother Thomas; hanai son Tony Liboy; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. next Saturday at Maile Beach Park, across from Gilipake Street. Casual attire.
Jean S. Hunter, 90, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., and formerly of Honolulu, died Oct. 13. She was born in New York City. She is survived by sisters Mary Gazlay and Carol Stephan, children Robert and Jamie Hunter and Lucy Hunter O'Brien, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. No services.
Bernadette L. Koko, 47, of Honolulu died Sept. 1 at home. She is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Private services.
Ruth G. Lara, 73, of Ewa Beach, who retired from Hickam MWR, died Tuesday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Andrae Jr.; daughters Andra and Tracee Lara, Dayna Risner and Janna Diaz; hanai daughters Barbara Grange and Colet Bennett; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.
David M. Naeole, 60, of Hilo, a retired truck driver, died Oct. 13 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Margaret K.; brothers Harold Padilla and Edwin K., Earl L. and Herman K. Naeole; and sister Annie K. Kaniho. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: Noon Friday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
Evelyn R. Sanders, 78, of Kilauea, Kauai, a retired restaurant owner, died Oct. 13 in Honolulu. She was born in Berryville, Ark. She is survived by daughters Marilyn K. Murphy, Beverly S. Phillipson and Linda L. Greulich; son Randy Lee Sanders; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Celebration of life potluck: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Kilauea Senior Citizen Center. Donations suggested to Kilauea Seniors Center.
Norberto M. "Scheduling Bert" Suan, 72, of Aiea, who retired from Hawaiian Airlines, died Oct. 10 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Puhi, Kauai. He is survived by wife Diosdada "Dada" E.; sons Matthews, Scott and Shane; brothers Frank and Lawrence; sisters Patsy Canales, Dorothy Agustin, Mary Oshima, Josephine Gatiuan and Elizabeth Batara; two grandchildren; and a grandson. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Masao Uchida, 85, of Waipahu, a retired coffee farmer, died Oct. 11 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masako; sons Calvin M. and Harry T.; daughter Florence A. Idei; brother Hideo; sisters Shizuka Yamashita, Fumi Horiuchi and Fusae Takahara; and six grandchildren. Private services.
Barbara B. Yoshikawa, 57, of Pearl City, a waitress at Victoria Inn, died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward; sons Curtis, Michael and Edward Jr.; mother Lucille Baptiste; brothers Herbert, Rodney and Donald Baptiste; sisters Pauline Pruett and Debbie Cornwell; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God, Red Hill. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
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