Masamitsu Abe, 85, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired field laborer, died Oct. 26 in Hale Makua. He was born in Keahua, Maui. He is survived by wife Mitsie; sons Alvin and Colbert, and sisters Sumie Furuichi and Kiku Kato. Services were private.
Peter K. Akiona Sr., 98, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for Hawaiian Electric Company, died Oct. 30. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by sons Peter Jr. and Paul; daughters Josephine Crow, Ramona Teves, Lorraine Kaniho, Dorothy Kekuewa, Veronica Samera, Shirley Hering and Lorna Terry; brother Lawrence; sister Annie Hew; 34 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 17 great great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Interment: 1 p.m. next Monday at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Sadao Amimoto, 85, of Mililani, a retired carpenter, died Oct. 29 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Roger; daughters Janet Amimoto, Pat Okimoto and Linda Miyashiro, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Herbert K. Apaka Jr., of Lihue, Kauai died at age 74. The incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday was provided by the mortuary.
Albert L. Castro Sr., 77, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for the state Harbors Division, died Oct. 28 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marie; son Albert Jr.; daughters Delphine Castro, Debra Ho and Felicia Castro; brother William, and sisters Julia Kahoonei, Adeline Welker and Shirley Medeiros. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney Church. Call after 9 a.m. Committal: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Margarita U. Dawang, 78, of Waipahu, died Oct. 21 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Leonilo; sons Danilo, Edgardo, Nestor and Elpidio; daughters Clety Buenaventura, Myrna Legaspi, Digna Emata, Cleote Gonzales and Anabelle Dawang, 32 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be held in the Philippines.
Daniel P. Hano Jr., 79, of Honolulu, a retired welder, died Oct. 30. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Ileana K. Derouin, Danna K. Lyman, Lana K. Hano and Diane K. Lindsey; son Daniel P. III; sisters Lorna Kauo and Sarah Barnes, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Sophie L. Kamanu, 82, of Kailua, died Oct. 30 at home. She is survived by sons James K. Sr., Earl N., Roy K. and Daniel I.; daughters Sophie L. Warren and Beverley Smith; brother Eugene Pahee; sisters Mary Ramos and Deliah Ortiz; 24 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Greenhaven Cemetery.
Takuzo Kawamoto, 90, of Honolulu, retired treasurer for Hawaii Times Ltd., died Oct. 28 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chiyuki; son Randall K.; daughters Diane S. Umemoto and Marcia T. Tanaka; brother Toshio; sister Kikue Tanada, and six grandchildren. Services were private.
Sithath Kihamphilavanah, 45, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Bounkouam; sons Kevin and Baylen, and mother Noi. Laosian Buddhist services to be held Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Elizabeth K. Maka, 72, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clyde W.K. Palakiko, Humphrey G. Palakiko and Newton A. Palakiko; daughters Gwendolyn K. Gusman, Cynthia U. Mimms, Ingrid K. Palakiko, Debra O. Brink and Chandra L. Palakiko Scanlan; stepsons Arthur Palakiko Jr. and Lawrence H. Palakiko; stepdaughter Margaret Palakiko; brothers Henry Waiolama, Abel Waiolama, Solomon Waiolama, Castle Waiolama and Herman Waiolama; sisters Queen Emma Leong and Caroline Ramos; 80 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 15 great great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.
Shigeo Muroda, 95, of Waianae, a retired contractor for Blackfield Enterprises, died Thursday in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by daughters Lillian Hasegawa, Reginia Hakoda, June Hanabusa, Marguerite Nobuhara and Nancy Nakashima; hanai son Carl T., 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 7 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Jacqueline L. "Jackie" Ross, 28, of Kahuku, a Laie branch teller supervisor for the Bank of Hawaii, died Oct. 25. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Ryan; son Travis "Kaweo"; daughter Kalei C.; mother Rosenda Lopez; sisters Marcia "Terri" Bognar, Patricia Johnson, Sabina "Gene" Hidalgo and Marilyn Greenen, and brothers Eddie and Christopher Lopez. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.
Hong Chun L. Tom, 77, of Honolulu, died Oct. 29 at home. She was born in China. She is survived by son She Cong Tam; sister Kwai Gun L. Tam, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Taoist services: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Suluvale L. Tupua, 58, of Waipahu, died Tuesday in St. Francis Medical Center West. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Loia; sons Faalo Siliga, and Saina, Muga, Elia, Enoch and Paul Tupua; daughters Susanna Fautanu and Ruth Tupua; brothers Kolose, Taape, Pani and Feleai Laloulu; sisters Fono Siliga and Pago Tevesini, and 14 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hawaii First Samoan Assembly of God Church, 1420 Palama St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park.
Karl E. Wersing, 48, of Hilo, a boilermaker for the former Hilo Coast Processing Company, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Clarise E. Moniz; sisters Karleen Abaya and Kathleen Veitch, and brother Kenneth. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Malia Puka O Kalani, Keaukaha. Burial to follow, location pending. Casual attire.
Kenneth H. "Sam" Yamasaki, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Army program analyst, died Oct. 26 in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace O.; sons Don K. and Rand M.; daughters Joy E. and Pat M.; brothers Kiyoto and Mitsuo; sisters Annie Takemoto, Aggie Tanouye and Janet Okazaki, and two grandchildren. Services were private.
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