Barbara Benedik, 61, of Kihei, Maui, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Berlin. She is survived by husband Leslie A.; sons Aaron and Jason; daughters Audrey Paulson and Tanya Sullins; brother Leopold Stutz; sisters Hildegard Trappmann, Lieselotte Busch, Friedericke Hausler, and Marrianne, Gisela and Sylvia Stutz; and six grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kihei Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Aloha attire.
Victoria "Kalima" Burke, 82, of Waianae died last Thursday. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by son David Kawai; daughters Abigail Jenks and Geraldine Kish; brothers Royden "Man" and Donald; sisters Marjorie Spencer, Margaret Chun, Henrietta "Lady" Hina, Rowena Rachal and Patricia Miller; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Kealiiokamalu Prince of Church. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.
Robert George Cullen, 50, of Kailua, a road supervisor for TheBus, died Saturday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Shanna-Mae Leinaala; mother Eleanor; brothers James Jr., Charles, Lester and Patrick; sisters Bonnie-Lynn Wenzl, Sharrie Sawaguchi and Dale-Ellen; and a granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Melchor Vea Eder, 86, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, will be remembered in services tomorrow. Aloha attire. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.
Juanita Kalani Gillia, of Ho- nolulu, died Sept. 23. She was born on Maui. She is survived by nephews Glenn, Greg, Wayne and Clarence Jr. Private services.
June Hester Humme, 77, of Kailua-Kona died Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons John and Doug- las, daughters Jean Diaz and Johanna Lillico, sister Audrey Weddington, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Sun "Ah Wo" Wo Kam, 95, of Kaaawa, a retired wood cutter for City Mill, died Sunday in Kahuku. He is survived by daughters Bertha Evans, Shirley Asentista and Amy Kamakaala; son Kwai Sun; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Robin Mitsuo Kawagoe, 37, of Honolulu, branch manager for Bank of Hawaii, Kapahulu Branch, died Sunday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Gladys, brother Kevin, sister Gaye Kawagoe-Aoki and grandparents Masao and Asako Nakamura. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.
Harriett Hanako Kawakami, 90, of Kaneohe, died Sept. 30. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Takeo, sons Alex Nakatani and Francis Soares, and sister Marian Aguiar. Private services.
Mitsue Kawamoto, 86, of Aiea, died last Thursday in Ka Punawai Ola Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Elaine Ishii, brothers Guniichi and Jerry Iwamoto, and two grandchildren. Private services.
John Yuzo Kihara, 83, of Wahiawa, retired owner of Kihara Electric, died Sept. 24. He was also a veteran of the 100th Battalion. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Akiko, sons Gaylord and Troy, daughters June Kasaoka and Arlene, sisters Yukiko Onogi and Sumiko Baba, and four grandchildren. Private services.
Jian Ying Kok, 71, of Ho- nolulu died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Zhao Nong, Zhao Lun and Tommy; daughters Zhao Yan and Zhao Hung; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Simplicio "Peciong" Domingo Luis, 89, of Waipahu, a retired employee for Big 3 Corp., died Saturday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elpidia; sons Johnny and Eddie Lim, and Ferdinand; daughters Ofelia Barrios, Perlita "Pearl" Gines and Catherine Wharton; brother Dominador; sister Vicenta; and eight grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Edith K. Mitchell, 77, of Kailua-Kona, a retired chambermaid, died Oct. 3 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in North Kona. She is survived by husband Charles Levi Jr.; sons Charles C.K. and Albert A.; daughters Nora Hao, Patricia Mitchell, Doreen Mills, Juliette Lucena, Vivian Kaili and Leialoha Kamanawa; sisters Caroline Perreira and Margaret Alapai; 25 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Takeo "Naka" Nakasone, 68, of Pearl City, a retired journeyman painter, died Oct. 3 in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Sprecklesville, Maui. He is survived by wife Toshiko, sons Nathan I. and Kenneth T., brother Roy Shigeo and sisters Sachiko and Shizue. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Teru Okita, 101, of Waipahu died Sept. 27. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by son Kenneth, granddaughters Colette Kinoshita and Jill, and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Toshie Regidor, 72, of Ho- nolulu, a retired cafeteria cook for Saga Food Service, died Friday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Rolann and Clayton; brothers Ray Ogata and Teruko Naramoto; sisters Haruko Takahashi, Janet Yuuki, Yukiko Jandoc and Thelma Kami; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Manuel Guarin Samortin, 52, of Honolulu died last Thursday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Soledad; sons Oliver and Paul Chavez; daughter Joy Salle; brothers Orlando, Renato and Mamer; sisters Shirley Samortin, Elda Asuncion, Aida Domencil, Nena Mangona and Berma Marquez; and a granddaughter. Call 5-7 p.m. today at Nuuanu Community Church. Inurnment: 1 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Sophie Josephine Smith, 73, of Waianae died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion John Galarza; sons John and Jeffrey; daughters Carol Marrero, Rosemarie Wessel and Lucy Parker; stepdaughter Charlene Lopes; brothers Daniel and Joseph Rivera; sister Margaret McAnelly; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Paradise Chapel, 87-125 Maipalaoa Rd., Maili. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Waianae Small Boat Harbor. Casual attire.
Shinsho "Samuel" Tawata, 77, of Kunia, a retired procurement officer for the U.S. Army, died Oct. 1 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Nancy, daughter Terri Van Pelt, brother Richard and a grandchild. Private services.
Victorino Terco Tugade, 92, of Honolulu, died Sunday in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Guillerma, sons David and Jason, brother Mauro and sister Adelina Tabios. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
Felix "Sonny" Vellocido Jr., 69, of Waipahu, a retired mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service, died Sept. 29 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Halaula, Hawaii. He is survived by son James; brother Arthur; sisters Dora Regidor, Julia Neves, Mary Brimmer and Velma Yoneda; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Masayo Yamamura, 89, of Pearl City died Oct. 2 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Haruo and Kazuo; daughters Yaeko Murakami, Toshiko Kobata and Akiko Kumabe; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.
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