Yaeko Ahina, 71, of Honolulu, died May 16 in Kuakini Medical Center. She is survived by husband Norman; son Gary K.; daughters Stephanie Y. and Lynette N. Ahina, Gaylen S. Torio and Roxanne N. Rowley; sister Roberta L. Yamada; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.
Myrtle V. Baker, 87, of Honolulu, a teacher at various schools in Oahu, died May 9 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Appleton, Wis. She is survived by son Ralph, daughter Jane Barker and grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. June 5 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 800 Kaheka St.
Benjamina Espiritu Basilio, 67, of South Cotabato, the Philippines, and Kailua-Kona, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. She is survived by husband Benjamin; sons Jimmy, Rolando and William; daughters Emelinda B. Aguda, Estelita Letlet Casino and Mary Ann Basilio; brothers Emerito, Martin and Thomas Espiritu; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mariano and Letlet Casinos residence, 77-6363 Kenika Pl., Komohana subdivision in Kailua-Kona. Call after 5:30 p.m. Monetary tributes welcome. Casual attire.
Fraxedes Lestino Cardenas, 88, of Honolulu died May 2 in Honolulu. She was born in Burgos, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by son Romeo, hanai daughter Darlene Borman, sister Gloria Cabanting and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, call after 5:30 p.m.; and 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Loretta Stella Drummondo, 58, of Waialua, died May 17. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Luana Farias, Lydia Drummondo, Valerie Paracuelles and Vanessa Roberts; son Dustin; loving friend Lambert; parents Loretta and Mike Gonsales; brothers Gary, Alex and Winky Franchey; sister Rosanna Gonsales and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the residence, 68-22 Akule St., Waialua.
Norman Constantine Gonzalez, 94, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired maintenance worker with First Hawaiian Bank, died May 15 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa. He is survived by daughter Ella, brothers William and Daniel, and sister Maxine. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Fred Edward Hammond Sr., 64, of Anahola, Kauai, former owner of Showlit Casting, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara; daughters Shanlynn and Romona; sons Fred Jr., Jordan, Robert and Alfred; brother Louis and sisters Elizabeth Jordan, Ella Mae Gehling and Patsy Eho. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual or aloha attire.
Harold Cooper Haroun, 80, of Wailea, Maui, a retired president of a paper manufacturing company, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by wife Dolores Lee, daughter Jana Bakke, brother Al and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the residence, 3600 Wailea Ala Nui No. 901, Wailea. Donations suggested to Maui Humane Society.
Yoshio Kamikawa, 67, of Wahiawa died May 11. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Evelyn, son Reed, daughters Wendy Lavallee and Carrie Kamikawa, brothers Sam and Isamu, and sisters Louise Sato and Miyoko Kamikawa. Private services.
Joseph "Napa Joe" Duck-Sun Wong Leong Jr., 51, of Haiku, Maui, a laborer with Maui Pineapple Co., died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorna; mother Mabel; daughters Joeylene Soares and Shana and Christy Wong Leong; sisters Faye Vivas, Michelle Cox and Patricia and Norine Wong Leong; and one grandson. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Leis only. Aloha attire.
Aurelio Rodrigues Lopez Jr., 48, of Waianae, died May 10 in St. Francis Medical Center-West. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He is survived by wife Emily K.; sons David Pahio, Douglas Page, Kimo, Kalei and Kalani Lopez; daughters Priscilla Pahio, Dixie and Lisa Page and Emily Lopez; parents Aurelio Sr. and Virginia Y.; brothers Jorge and Nelson; sisters Hilba Escobar, Lillian Rodriguez, Evelyn Rivera, Margie Fanas and Yolanda Benitez; and 16 grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Maili Church of God, 87-895 Ehu St., Maile. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Violet Rose Mershon, 67, of Wailuku, a dry-cleaners presser, died Friday at home. She was born in Waihee. She is survived by sons Donald, Roy and Curtis Newton and Robert Mershon; brothers David, Daniel, Obed, Fred, Bert, John and Alan Sniffen; sisters Leocadia Koki, Sally Au Young and Gladys Christopherson; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Call 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Maluhia Church. Private scattering of ashes.
Jacob Kalua Nahinu Jr., 63, of Ewa Beach, a retired employee for the city Road Division, died May 6 in St. Francis Medical Center-West. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gertrude, daughter Trudy Esteban, brother Robert, sister Jackie and one grandson. Memorial services: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 91-1152 North Rd., Ewa Beach. Private burial. Aloha attire.
Luther Louis Nathaniel Jr., 57, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired plumbing inspector with Hawaii County, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Alice; sons Michael and Gregg; daughter Shaun; parents Luther and Maxine; brother Rodney; sisters Laverne Mills, Polly Ann and Joan Varize and Diane Ah Lo; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
John Lawrence Neff, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Navy captain for 30 years, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in LaFountaine, Ind. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Chris, daughter Beth DeLong and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at Aiea United Methodist Church. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Donations suggested to charity. Casual attire.
Jacqueline Theresa Poouahi, 59, of Waianae died Monday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Danielene Patterson, Haunani Doane, Mozel Giron, Puanani Giron and Robyn Waiolani; sons Zane Giron Sr., Zodice Madeyski, Robert Poouahi Jr. and Joseph Poouahi; sisters Helen Feleteo and Butchie Simeona; brothers Moki, Halama and Bernard; 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Bert B. Sakuma, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter foreman with Hawaiian Dredging, died Tuesday. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by wife Angeline; daughters Jasmine Yoshiko Black, Pat Gregory and Carmen Hulu Lindsey; sons Howard and Allen Ai; brothers Ronald Sakuma, Seijun, Roy Seitoku and Seiki Hanashiro and Seiju Sakuma; sisters Asano Teruya and Chieko Uehara; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel in Kaneohe, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Teddy Napolis Samonte, 69, of Lahaina, a retired bellman with Sheraton Maui Hotel and school bus driver, died Saturday in Kahului Harbor. He was born in Paia. He is survived by wife Joan; daughters Camille Mapuana and Kalei Samonte, Kim Gatti-Tinoco and Carla Tibbs; sons Aaron and Stephen; brother Ben; sisters Patricia Markee and Elizabeth Munoz; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Monday at Waiola Congregational Church, Lahaina. Call after 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. at Waiola Church New Hall Facility.
Kimiko Sato, 91, of Honolulu, a retired domestic helper, died May 17. She was born in North Kohala. She is survived by son Howard Katsumi Sonoda and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 12 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
William T.W. Soong, 84, of Honolulu, a produce company owner, died May 11. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hazel; sons Halford, Rodney and Gary; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.
Yoshi Tamashima, 86, of Honolulu, died May 15 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alexander and Nicholas, daughter Janice Cudahay, brother Yoshio Sato, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Francis Hiroshi Teruya, 71, of Honolulu, a retired road maintenance man with the city, died Sunday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Terry, Alan, Roger, Stanford and Darryl; brother Norman; sisters Margaret Shimabukuro and Nancy Fujisaki; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.
Elsie Verna Trimble, 80, of Kihei, a principal broker, president and owner of Trimble Realty Inc., died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lyndyl, Utah. She is survived by her parents, brother and sister. Memorial services: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial in California.
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