Inocencia Briones Aquino, 68, of Kihei, Maui, a retired laundry technician for the Maui Marriott Hotel, died yesterday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Tante C.; sons Reynaldo, Albert and Melanio; daughters Zenaida de Peralta, Lilia delos Reyes and Marissa Galiza; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Casual attire. Burial in the Philippines.
Yoichi "Joe" Arakaki, 76, of Ewa Beach, a retired printer for the Hawaii Newspaper Agency, died Monday. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Anna; sons Michael and Mark; daughter Joanne Escobedo; brothers Shigenobu, Mitsuhide and Eikichi; sister Betty Emoto; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Judy Beatrice Burnett, 64, of Kapolei, died Monday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leroy "Joe"; sons Richard, Jody and Matt Joao; daughters Debra Valdez, Blanche Hatori, Bernadette Martinez, Sandy Fortson, Lee Ann Burnett and Anna Mainaaupo; brother Norman Leopoldo; sisters Diane Rude and Eleanor King; 27 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Philip R. Dixon, 93, of Hono-lulu, a retired orchard farmer, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Springville, Utah. He is survived by wife Susana, stepson Chris Jorgensen and stepdaughter Deborah Jackson. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Waialae Country Club. Aloha attire.
Seikichi Ganiko, 86, of Kahului, a retired carpenter, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Kikuko; daughters Mollie Tamashiro and Patty Jones; brothers Kosuke, Jack and Susumu; sister Ethel Chinen; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Jane S. Guthrie, 82, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a retired switchboard operator at Kona Community Hospital, died Friday at home. She was also a retired Social Security claims representative. She was born in Yosemite Valley, Calif. She is survived by son Alexander Peter Jr., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Howard Masao Hada, 83, of Honolulu, a retired agent for Atlas Insurance, died Friday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kent K. and Mark K., daughter Lorraine M. Dobashi, brothers Nelson Tetsuo and Saburo, sister Mildred Toshiko Abe, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Eiji Hata, 86, of Honolulu, former proprietor of 10th Avenue Market, died Aug. 30. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Leslie Hata, daughter Joy Ann Nagaue, brothers Kosaburo and Yozo, sister Sadako Omura, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Michael Lee Hemm, 50, of Honolulu, a musician, died Thursday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by daughter Maile, sister Patrice Mason and hanai sister Brenda Matsumura. Private services.
Jane Mii Ishii, 85, of Waipahu, died Sept. 1. She was born in Kaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Milton and David; daughters Ethel Adams, Mabel White and Loretta Hayashi; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Caroline Agnes McCandless Kahoohanohano, 73, of Kahului, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She is survived by husband Ernest; sons Anthony "Tony," John and Edmund; daughters Ernestine Estrella and Carolyn; brother Richard "Dickie" McCandless; hanai mother Emilie Beimes; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Leis only.
Jeanne Teiko Kajiya, 74, of Kula, Maui, a retired paymaster for the Hilton and Intercontinental Hotels on Maui, died Sunday at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Gaylord; brother James Sato; and sisters Kikuno Sato, Motoe Yoshimatsu, Midori Kanno, Dorothy Fujimoto, Susie Yoshinaga, Joan Higashi and Shirley Sasada. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Greer Kalaluhi, 56, of Kailua, died Aug. 29 in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Tammy Arang, father William D. Cook and mother Barbara Berry. Private services.
Norman Kwock Hong Lee, 41, of Honolulu, died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jonathan, daughters Candice-Nohelani Lee and Tralena Lee, parents Mr. and Mrs. Lup Ching Lee, brothers David and Edmund, and sister Elain Liu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Earl "Rabbit" Takashi Nagao, 60, of Pearl City, an airport manager for Qantas Airways, died Friday. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mae, son Troy T., daughters Rae-Ann T. and Terri-Lyn, brothers Ralph S. and Stanley T., and sister Elaine Baker. Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
George Namihira, 78, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for the former Puna Sugar Co., died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shige; sons Jeffery T. and Danny T.; hanai son Bruce; sisters Kameyo "Doris" Bolton, Carol Reynolds and Eiko Brown; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Puna Hongwanji Mission, Keaau. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Julia-Anne "Julie" Kaheakahiwahiwakaopuaokalani Coelho Olson-Brown, 56, of Pukalani, a self-employed real estate agent, died Saturday at home. She was also a former manager for numerous hotels in Waikiki. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bentley Brown; daughters Kimberly Holder, Heidi Everett, Leslie Bair and Lindsey Brown; son Mark Olson; brothers William and Donald Coelho and Gary Rickard; hanai daughters Renee McGuire and Michelle Kapana-Baird; and nine grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to: 140 Maikailoa St., Pukalani 96768. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui or the American Cancer Society.
Baptista "Leechi" Ortiz Jr., 72, of Waipahu, died Aug. 22. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Enrick; daughter Madeline Kawaakoa; brothers John, Ernest, Steven, James, David and Joe; sisters Nettie Vasques, Margaret Dominquez and Faith Estrada; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Goro Sadaoka, 76, of Lihue, a retired mail carrier for the Lihue Post Office, died Aug. 26 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Huleia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Momoyo, brothers Bing and Kunito, and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services.
Tatsuo Sakai, 82, of McBryde, Kauai, a retired warehouseman for McBryde Sugar, died Friday at home. He was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Haruko; sons Sterling, Colin and Sydney; daughter Penny Dusenberry; sisters Ayano Arakawa and Shimeyo Horita; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. today at the Kauai Soto Zen Shuji Temple, Hanapepe. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Richard "Butch" Taro Shimomura, 80, of Pearl City, a state Department of Transportation retiree and a U.S. Army veteran, died Aug. 31. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelma, son Richard, daughters Sandy Apter and Marilynn Taniyama, brothers Jiro and Saburo, sister Minnie Marushige, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Osamu Sugimoto, 89, of Waipahu died Aug. 30. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Dennis and Harvey, daughters Sharon Kuroyama and Arlene Sugimoto-Kaneshiro, and five grandchildren. Private services.
Tiare Sarah Tai, 38, of Kapolei, died Sunday at home. She is also survived by friend and caregiver Stephanie. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.
Nancy Noriko Teruya, Yago "Nundunchi," 86, of Honolulu, a retired restaurant manager, died Monday in Straub Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Steven and Bert, daughter Karen Nakamura, brothers Soyei and Roy Uehara, sister Jean Yonaha and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.
Barbara Leilani Valoroso, 67, of Waianae, a private duty security guard, died Thursday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Steven, Sunday, Edwin Kawaii and Philip Whitney; daughters Shirley Ann Manaku, Laverne Quintal, Marie Balai and Trini Nelson; hanai daughter Lia Baines; brother Kenneth Kapiliela; sister Margaret Cummings; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makaha Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Lucy Pasco Watson, 74, of Hilo, a retired housekeeper for Liberty House, died Aug. 31 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Onamea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Rudy, Calvin and Glenn Gabonia; daughters Wand Jean Pasco and Linda Ann Baker; brothers George, MacArthur and Tony Pasco, and John and Ruben Reyes; sisters Florence P. Aninion, Dolores Sarme, Clara Collingwood, Violet P. Duguran and Fely Reyes; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Call after 9:30 a.m. Urn burial to follow.
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