Sophie Arellano, 74, of Kaieie, Papaikou, proprietress of Sophie's Place and cashier at the Kai Store, died Sunday in Arizona. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Barbara Agustin and Earlene Salvador; brothers Albert, Barney and Tony Helliangao; sisters Patsy Asejo and Beatrice Ganzagan; hanai son Stanley Asejo Jr.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Mildred Asahara, 89, of Honolulu, died Aug. 2. She is survived by son Bernard Y. and daughter Lorraine Y. Private services.
Clifford Duck Yeu Chee Sr., 67, of Kailua, a mechanic and retired Hawaiian Telephone employee, died Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Clinton, Clifford Jr., Clayton, Colin and Curtis; brother Albert Sr.; sisters Betty Gin, JoAnn Chun, Juliette Araki and Noreen Teruya; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Kamehameha Schools, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Edward Kaihe Makawalu Chong Sr., 71, of Honolulu, a city engineer aide, died Wednesday. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Anita Y.S.; daughter Wanda Chong-Mendonca; sons Edward K.M. Jr., Dr. Blane K. and Russell L.; brothers William K. and Arthur Chong and Samuel Kaomea; and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Elks Club, Waikiki. Aloha attire.
Kodie-Mae Pi'ikea Conol-Paishon, infant daughter of Cody Paishon and Ronell-May Conol, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. She is also survived by grandparents Pamela Pashion and Ronnie and Miriam Conol; and great-grandparents Donald Paishon, Audrey Fivella, Charles Konanui and Winona Kaheiki. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Thomas "Tom" De Laura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 07, died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Peggie L.; sons Allen D., Mel R., Glenn T., Gilbert L., Michael A. and Richard; daughter Darlene Delima; sister Cecilia Garlasa; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Thomas Isami Fuchigami, 67, of West Hills, Calif., a member of the U.S. Air Force Aeremedical Evacuation Squad, died Sunday in California. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Agnes, daughter Cindy K. Fuchigami and Tommie L. Norris, son Billy, brothers Melvin and Kenneth, sisters Dorothy Morris and Roseline Matayoshi, and six grandchildren. Services to be held in California.
Carmen M. Hall, 74, of Hayward, Minn., a retired housekeeper and custodian for the U.S. Navy, died July 24 in Minnesota. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Elino, Eston Jr., Walter, Leroy and Timothy; daughters Rosemary Hodd and Carmen Hall; brothers Richard Mehio and Rudy Mehio; sister Dulce Mehio; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter and Paul Church, Waimea Bay.
Kenneth Marn On Kam, 87, of San Francisco, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Base employee and custodian, died Jan. 31 in San Francisco. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Evelyn Low, son Thomas L.F., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Donations suggested to Palolo Chinese Home, 2459 10th Ave., Honolulu 96816.
Kuaana Nathaniel Kekua, 83, of Hilo, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons John C., Dwight and Ellsworth; daughters Darlene Iokepa and Maria Smith; brothers Arnold, Thomas and Conrad Nathaniel; sister Juliet Lindsey; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Haili Congregational Church, Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.
Perry Lavea Jr., 30, of Waianae, died July 29 at home. He was born in Torrance, Calif. He is survived by parents Perry T. Sr. and Solofiolo, and sisters Late S. Lavea and Evelyn Lavea Makulino. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at First Samoan Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, 3814 Salt Lake Blvd. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sunset Cemetery-Pearl City.
Hoon Sin Low, 69, of San Francisco, a retired Safeway employee after 28 years, died April 8 in San Francisco. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Evelyn; daughters Ingrid Chan, Clara Chin and Mildred Low; brothers Patrick and Sinclair; parents Richard and Clara; and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to the Kidney Foundation of N. California, 553 Pilgrim Dr., Foster City, Calif.
Lillian Teves Miccio, 84, of Honolulu, former hospitality director at the Ala Moana Hotel, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Harriet T. Ord. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at the Newman Center, 1941 East-West Rd., University of Hawaii. Ashes to be scattered at a later date. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society-Honolulu Unit or St. Francis Hospice.
Dale Jay Miller, 31, of Honaunau, Hawaii, manager at Island Lava Java, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Chula Vista, Calif. He is survived by wife Sunny, daughter Brittany, parents Dee Dee and Patrick, and biological father Dennis Van Winkle. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Kailua-Kona pier. The Body Glove vessel will depart to scatter ashes at sea. A flyover will commence at approximately 6:15 p.m. Additional services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Island Lava Java. Aloha attire. Loose flowers and lei welcome.
Danny John Miller, 47, of Oceanview, a cook, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in California. He is survived by mother LaRose, brother Craig and sisters Margaret H.A. Smith, Suzanne Goodspeed and Nancy Avery. Private services.
Shizue Nishimoto, 83, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died Sunday. She was born in Almeida, Calif. She is survived by son Ronald; daughters Doris S. Munemasa, Jane M. Serikawa, Barbara T. Hiraga and Ellen K. Miyasato; sister Mitsue Shitashima; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Harue Onuma, 88, of Keaau, Hawaii, a seamstress at Kamehameha Garment Business, died Tuesday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Miyoshi; son Tsuyoshi; daughters Setsuko Kanayama, Junko Iyo and Fusako Lee; sisters Miharu Yoneda and Mariko Ogawa; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Taishoji Soto Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Efrain "Freddy" Ortiz, 51, of Waialua, a maintenance engineer at Aloha Tower Marketplace, died Wednesday. He was born in Miami. He is survived by wife Annie, daughter Melissa, sons Stephen Ortiz and Brian Hawkins, sister Nerada Vieitez, brother Jesse, mother Cecilia Rodriques and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at 67-249 Kanaone Loop, Waialua. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the United AIDS Foundation.
John Rio Oxiles Jr., 78, of Ewa Beach, a U.S. Army veteran and retired U.S. Army civilian employee, died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son John S.; daughters Sandra Soto, Stephanie Akiona and Susan Abe; sister Blanche Herrera; and one great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Stephen James Pitt, 60, of Haiku, Maui, a structural engineer at Pitt Engineering, died Monday at home. He was born in Australia. He is survived by companion Nanette Guillory, daughters Zoe K. Berg-Pitt and Mia A. Guillory-Pitt, brother Michael and father Douglas D. Services: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at his Haiku residence.
Arthur S. Poindexter, 73, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army retiree, died Thursday at home. He was born in Alton, Ill. He is survived by wife Irene; brothers James, Ronald and Richard; and sisters Jean Teague and Mary Carrol Poindexter. Services: noon Tuesday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Joseph Mathias Ventura, 59, of Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired rubbish hauler at Ace Hauling, died Saturday in the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Randford Sr., Randell and Rex; sisters Adaline Lewis and Eleanor; brothers Raymond and Anthony Sr.; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 10 a.m.
Sumie Yamamoto, 91, of Pearl City, died July 31 in Leahi Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Steven H.; daughters Jane T. Takemoto, Patsy F. Kaetsu and Odiene E. Ota; brother Kiyoji Nakamura; sisters Yuriko Nakamura and Paula Wong; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Gayle S. Yoshida, 57, of Honolulu, died July 23 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kuakini Foundation, 347 N. Kuakini St., Honolulu 96817, or a charity.
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