HERMAN LEMKE / HAWAII POLITICIAN
James J. Detor, 80, of Honolulu, a retired state land administrator, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanne, son J. Nick and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at the National Cemetery of the Pacific-Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hospice Hawaii.
Federico Callos Garcia, 91, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died July 28 in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Dolores Hudcovic and Loretta Quinn; son Roger; brothers Rostico, Pedro and Jose; hanai sister Estrella Cabreros; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Donald S. Gurnicki, 71, of Mililani, a calibrating technician with the federal government, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Sun Hee, daughters Claire Ho and LeeAnn O'Toole, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Presbyterian Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers suggested.
Irene S. Hamamoto, 84, of Waipahu, died July 25. She was born on the Big Island. She is survived by son Keith, daughters Maris Nakata and Cecilee Nielson, brother Robert Noguchi, nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services held.
Paul Kalani Keola, 59, of Waimanalo, a retired roofing foreman with R.S. Toyama Roofing Services, died Wednesday in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Steve "Kalani"; daughter Terrie-Lyn Lau; mother Leinora Young; sisters Ruth "Lani" Lale, Elizabeth Wood, Connie Feato and Loretta Sargent; brothers Robert "Bobby" Young and Andrew "Andy" Young; and two granddaughters. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10:15 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Thursday and after 8:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Alice Kim-Furtado, 73, of Aiea, a retired office clerk with GTE Automatic Electric, died Thursday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. Kim-Furtado was a dance instructor and was on the board of directors of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dance Association. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by sons Denis K., Mark D., Richard J., William H. Jr., and Robert C. Furtado; companion Joseph M. Domingo; brother Harold P.C. Kim; sisters Doris Kim, Bessie Choi, Betty Hodder, Daisy Park, Clare Lee, Evelyn Shiyama and Eleanor Kim; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Tokuso Koki, 99, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance employee at American Security Bank, died Tuesday. He was born in Gushikawa, Okinawa. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.
Gary Allen Larita Sr., 45, of Waianae died July 28. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Avis; sons Gary Jr. and Ashley; parents Helen and Larry; brothers Larry Jr., Tony and Robin; and sister Rowena Ishitani. Services: 6:30 p.m. today at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Louis "Loui" Lopez, 71, of Kamuela, a retired maintenance mechanic supervisor with the Hawaii State Hospital, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Lloyd L., Allan L. and Albert R.; daughters Jacqueline M. Paro and Cheryl Ann J. Ryder; sisters Matilda Torres and Emily Link; brother Augustine; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.
Yoshimi Minamoto, 80, of Silverton Camp, Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired control worker for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died last Sunday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Robert Minamoto; and sisters Hagie Kaya, Jane Ota, Emi Lee, Ellen Iwasaki and Eunice Kimura. Private services.
Loreano "Larry" Parden Mirafuentes, 78, of Waianae, a U.S. Air Force retiree, died Monday. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Barcelisa "B" "Bar"; daughters Karen Elliott, Veronica Llarinas and Christine Ompad; son Lawrence; brothers Herman and Antonio; sisters Florence Lee and Theresa Robles; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. Cremation to follow.
Janet Sakae Nakayama, 82, of Kahului died Friday at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Kenso Nakayama, sons Richard Masao and Steve Hiroshi, sister Lilly Yuriko Agena and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Kahului Jodo Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Luther "Chief" Louis Nathaniel Sr., 81, of Hilo, Hawaii, a retired tour driver for Hawaiian Scenic Tours, and sergeant-at-arms for the Hawaii County Democratic Party, died Tuesday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Maxine; son Rodney; daughters LaVerne "Val" Mills, Polly and Joan Varize, and Diane AhLo; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jack Olivetti, 64, of Holualoa, Kona, Hawaii, a retired fire captain in San Jose, Calif., and a U.S. Army veteran, died Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Sylvia; sons Warren, Jeffrey and David; daughter Phyllis; father Ilio; brother Clyde; sisters Christine Olivetti Popp and Janet; and nine grandchildren. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Thursday at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Queen Kaahumanu Highway 19, Mile 89. Call after 2:30 p.m. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Solid Rock Ministries in the Kaloko Industrial Park, Kona, Hawaii. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Gary Michael Piro, 44, of Kaneohe, a sales and marketing employee, died Wednesday. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Debra, daughters Gianna and Angelina, parents Nicholas M. and Thelma Lorraine, sisters Donna Geniti and Debbie, and brother Gregg. Private services.
Sabino Madamba Salcedo, 88, of Waianae died Tuesday. He was born in Sinate, Ilocos, the Philippines. He is survived by sons George, Rudy, Leopoldo and Austin; daughters Rosenda Ann Silva and Jovita Ramirez-Salcedo; 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Robert H. Sato Sr., 87, of Honolulu, a self-employed electrical contractor, died Friday. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by son Robert Jr.; sister Kimiyo Kobayashi; brother Masao; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Tamaki "Ruth" Yoshioka, 79, of Kahului, a cafeteria worker for Kahului Elementary School, died last Sunday at home. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by husband Kosuke, sons Vernon and Harry, daughters Suzette Robinson and Marilyn Tsang, brother Matthew Mori, sister Kikuyo Yokoyama, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.
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