Dionisia P. "Dee" Balignasay, 62, of Mililani died last Saturday. She was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ernest, also known as "Ernie," "Mr. B," "Coach" or "Skipper"; parents Francisco and Leonarda Pascua; brothers Remegio "Ray" and Francisco "Joe" Jr. Pascua; and sisters Teresita "Teri" Lumabao, Valentina "Val" Nordell, Yolanda "Yolly" Thompson and Esmenia "Esse" Sinenci. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Soon Rye Chang, 72, of Honolulu died Tuesday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Chum Nam, Korea. She is survived by sons In Seon and In Koo; daughters In Soon Chang, Keum Soon Kim and Un Sook, Keum Sook and Chung Sook Chang; brother Il Bong Oh; sisters Soon Im, Soon Dong and Soon Ae Oh; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Ellen A.L. De Corte, 80, of Pearl City, a cafeteria worker at James Campbell High School, died Monday. She was born in Niumalu, Kauai. She is survived by children Clayton and Joycelyn De Corte, Ellen Bridges and Milton Gainey; brothers Aki, Richard, Kenneth and Raymond Chow; sisters Dorothy Huddy and Gladys Davis; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Mark K. De Costa, 49, of Waianae, a certified Porsche technician with Theo Davies Euromotors, died Feb. 5. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Debra "Gleason," sons Gerard and Mason, daughter Desire'e, seven brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m.
Simeon D.C. Deuz, 77, of Waialua, who retired from Waialua Sugar, died Feb. 5. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria, sons Edwin and Wayne, daughters Rosebell Sumait and Marilyn Solusod, brother Damien, sister Anna and nine grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Jerome "Ono Kine Laulau Man" Freitas, 58, of Hauula, owner of a yard maintenance service, died Tuesday. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by father David, brothers David Jr. and Jerry and sisters Dorothy Hunt, Pearl Stinson and Ruth Librando. Services: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Second Ward. Call 6 to 8 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makawao Ward. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Larry D. Godsey, 61, of Makakilo, a retired tech sergeant for the U.S. Air Force, died Monday in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tamiko, sons Robert and William, sister Wanda Herr, brothers Kenneth and Russell, mother Wilma and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Adam K. "Rawley" Haraguchi, 78, of Mililani, a retired painter for the University of Hawaii maintenance department, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty F., son Edmund K., daughters Cynthia H. Hagino and Doreen K. Nelson, mother Hisako, brother Harry, sisters Grace Noda and Margie Muto and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Yvonne T. "Rusty" Hoke, 75, of San Francisco died Sunday at home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Woodrow C., sons Michael Enanoria and Anthony Hoke and five grandchildren. Private services. Private burial in Hawaii.
Grace M. "Gracie" Isono, 83, of Honolulu died last Saturday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. She was born in Niigata, Japan. She is survived by daughter Helen M. Valdez, brother Seichi Kojima and sisters Mabel Goya, Hilda McConkey, Doris Sawada, Thelma Yonezawa and Katherine Ogi. Private services.
William D. Jellison, 78, of Loudonville, N.Y., a regional sales manager for Consolidated Freightways, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Brookline, Mass. He is survived by wife Sue, daughters Mary Ellen Angress and Joan Marie Smith, stepdaughter Denise B. Mason, sister Janet Le Blanc, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services and scattering of ashes at sea: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waikiki Elks Club. Casual attire.
Reginald M. Kamei, 66, of Wahiawa, a retired diesel engine mechanic at Honolulu Shipyard, died Feb. 9 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Reginald M. Jr., Donald M., Ronald M. and Robert Y.; daughters Andrea J. Lunasco, Rosemarie S. Valmoja and Lori A. Villiatora; sisters Ella Scott and Elaine Higashi; 27 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
John P. "Big Jawn" Kekuna Jr., 75, of Honolulu died Tuesday. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.
Myron B. "Brad" Kemp, 82, of Lahaina, formerly of Southern California, vice president of Technicolor Worldwide, died Tuesday in Hale Makua. He was also vice president of Trans American Video. He was born in Norfolk, Va. He is survived by wife Rose; son Joshua; daughter Suzi DeAnfasio; sister Verna Herziger; brother Bruce; stepdaughters Sheriden Bentley, Donna Crane and Mikie Ruggles; stepsons Gary Mallicoat and Ian, Duncan and Andy Blyth; 20 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Lahaina. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 200 Hina Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. Aloha attire.
Otto E. Kohagen, 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired brick mason, died yesterday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Germany. He is survived by wife Gisela, son Henric M., brother Werner, sister Ursula Fieseler and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hilo Christ Lutheran Church. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ashley B. Lee, 13, of Wahiawa, a student at Wahiawa Middle School, died Tuesday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Cynthia Hanson, father Hanson Lee, stepfather Phil Hanson and grandmother Song Moon. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Michelle T. Magalei, 25, of Laie is survived by father Taofi and brother Taofi Jr. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday.
Robert L. Mannon, 93, of Broomall Presbyterian Village, Pa., an insurance executive in New York, California and Hawaii, died Sunday. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He was born in Paris. He is survived by daughter Suzanne S. O'Connor, stepsons Walter, Richard and David Fish, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Contributions suggested to the Friendship Fund of Rosemont Presbyterian Village.
Lillian H. Murakami, 81, of Honolulu died Feb. 6. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Jean Taguchi; brothers Fran, James and Donald Kaku; sisters Misao Kosora, Sue Shimada, Anna Asano, May Nishihara and Doris Katano; and two granddaughters. Private services.
Koyei Nakamura, 80, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed pig farmer, died Wednesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen H.; son Neal K.; daughters Norynn N. Clark and Allyson C. Uchimura; brother Shoyei; sisters Edna Nakamura, Leatrice Shimabukuro and Annie Ida; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Gerald K. Okano, 89, of Honolulu, who retired from Castle & Cooke, died Feb. 6 at home. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kimiko, sons Stephen Y. and George H. and a grandson. Private services.
Craig K.S. Smith, 32, of Waipahu, a field commissioner for Mililani Pop Warner, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was also employed at the Board of Water Supply. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by the mother of his children Lorrie A. Toyofuku, sons Justin C. and Jacob C., mother Alvina F.C. Shimabukuro, brother Anson T. Shimabukuro and grandparents Alvin and Evelyn Chock, Sophie Smith and Charles Shimabukuro. Rosary: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Apostle and Evangelist Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Julia O. Spencer, 92, died Tuesday in Carmichael, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Eleanora K. Lindo, three grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Sakae Suda, 88, of Honolulu, a retired owner of Naka's Inn in Kaimuki, died Wednesday in Hale Ola Kino. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Tokiko; sons Barry and Brian; daughter Jann Comstock; brother Noboru; sisters Hanayo Goto, Kimiyo Kikuta and Aiko Sato; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Howard H.M. Watt, 73, of Honolulu, a retired electrical engineer with the city, died Feb. 9 in St. Francis Hospital. He is survived by brothers Philip H.F. and Walter H.K. and sister Lillian Chun. Private services.
Howard W.K. Wilson, 59, of Honolulu, a truck driver for the city, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Coral; son Howard W. Kuhia Jr.; daughters Robin, Kellie and Emma Prince-Wilson; brothers Harvey and Jonathan; sisters Henrietta Ishikawa, Myrtle Abang, Joan Kanakaole and Sharon Alvarado; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.
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