Kiana Naomi Cobb, infant daughter of Jeffrey Richard Takashi and Melissa Erin "Sexson" Cobb of Fort Collins, Colo., died Monday at home. She was born in Fort Collins. Services on the mainland.
Brenda Lou Franco, 38, of Paia, Maui, died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by mother Rosalina, sister Carolyn and brothers Joseph A., Gerald, Ronald and Dennis. Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Lei welcome.
Randi Lee Frye, 45, of Kapolei, executive director for Leeward Radiation Oncology, died Saturday. She was also treasurer for Hawaii Medical Managers Association. She was born in Great Lakes, Ill. She is survived by husband Steven, daughter Shanna, parents Robert and Mary Warren, brother Eric Gilhoi and sister Susie Gilhoi. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Robert Lewis Gordon, 78, of Kailua, who retired from the U.S. Army and the state of Hawaii, died Monday at home. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by sons Robert L. Jr. and Ronald E., daughter Diana R. Huihui, brother Lawrence, sisters Mary Durnbaugh and Mildred Witalec, three grand-children and a great-grandson. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
William "Sweed" Johansen, 90, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired ranch hand for Kukaiau Ranch, died Monday at home. He was born in Ookala. He is survived by son Waltham, daughter Mary Ellen Wong, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Honokaa Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kalopa Cemetery. Casual attire.
Shirley Shizue Kamihara, 49, of Waianae, died Oct. 8. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Grieg, granddaughter Averi, mother Mitsuko, brother Robert and sister Lillian Takai. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Higashi Hongwanji, 1685 Alaneo St. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.
James H. Koshi, 82, professor emeritus for the University of Hawaii School of Agriculture, died Tuesday in Straub Medical Center. He was born in Colo-rado. He is survived by wife Irene; son Kimo; brothers George, Peter and Sam; and sisters Yuki Watabyashi and Michi. Private services.
Tome Limkadre, 54, of Honolulu, a Head Start teacher for the government of the Marshall Islands, died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in the Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Bwia; sons Tony and Bradley; daughters Lucy Helenty Tibon, and Carolynn Serah and Kaiboke Helma; father Abija Kaious; mother Tobej Jinno; brothers Herbi, Mesa and Elias Kaious; sisters Eollet Toreland, Bielua Phillip, Alice Samson and Kiar Lemari; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 2-6 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahualii St., Waipahu. Burial in the Marshall Islands.
Margaret "Kana" Kamakaholoi Kanawaliwali Miyashiro, 54, of Hoolehua, Molokai, a clerk for the state of Hawaii, Kalaupapa Store, died Oct. 4 in Honolulu. She was born in Hoolehua. She is survived by mother Evelyn Kanawaliwali; brothers Henry, Newton and Henry (III) Kanawaliwali and Peter Brighter Enoka; sisters Helen O'Connor, Joyce Dillon, Eden Castillo, and Pauline Brighter and Margaret Brighter Enoka; and hookama kaikuaana (older sister) Erma Kanani Mariano. Call 6-8 p.m. tonight at the family residence, Puu Kapele, Hoolehua. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at the family residence. Call 8-10 a.m. Burial: Kanakaloloa Cemetery.
Clifford Katsuichi Nakasone, 55, of Honolulu, a heavy equipment operator for Jack Endo Electric Inc., died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen Y. Matsumoto; sons Garrett S. and Davin S.; daughter Carianne M. Komenaka; and sisters Janet Ito, Jean Bennett, Susan Hill and Karen Matsuda. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Meavale Ofisa, 82, of Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Autai, Ofisa Jr. and Salota; daughters Aneriueta Mauia and Fiaai "Felolini"; brother Toealu Malae; 27 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. today at Puna Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hawaiian Paradise Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Duksin Oh, 79, of Honolulu died Saturday. He was born in North Korea. He is survived by wife Hyo Jin; sons Sung Hoon, Sung Kun, Sung Jin and Sung Chul; sister Yong Sin; and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 2:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Harry Enji Okawa, 76, of Ho-nolulu, a retired office machine supervisor for the U.S. Army, died Sunday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kay K., son Dwight M., daughter Corinne M., brother Charles K. and two grandchildren. Private services.
Andre Kalani Peterson, 77, of White City, Ore., formerly of Honolulu, a foreman in building maintenance, died Monday in Medford, Ore. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Peter K., Woodrow W., Henry K. and Harold K.; and sisters Palmyra Driver, Victoria Yasuda, Goldi Villes and Betty Jane Roberson. Services on the mainland. Private inurnment in Honolulu.
Carmella Marie Prose, 47, of Mililani, died Tuesday. She was born in Sharon, Conn. She is survived by husband Mark; children Christopher, Peter and Aleta; parents Rose and Carlo Ciancio; and sister Carla Smith. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church. Call after 6 p.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society for ovarian cancer research, or the Maurice J. Sullivan Family Hospice Center, Ewa Beach.
Raymond Gonsalves Roque, 79, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Straub Medical Center. He is survived by companion Lillian Soto, brother Ernest and sisters Josephine Caldera, Gladys Santos and Alice Van Dyke. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after noon. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Sakiyo Oura Shigemitsu, 92, of Kahuku, died Sept. 11. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday.
Prospero Bullangan Siquian, 57, of Kualapuu, Molokai, died Monday in Kaunakakai. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rose, brothers Guillermo "Willie" and Benito, and sisters Esther Lopez and Emma Samson. Services: 8 p.m. tonight at St. Sophia Catholic Church, Kaunakakai. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.
Lawrence Cabral Souza, 83, of Aiea, died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kawailoa. He is survived by wife Helen, son Melvin, daughter Gail Paiva, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Rodney Wayne Tavares, 50, of Waikapu, Maui, a control and switchboard operator for Maui Electric Co. at the Maalaea Powerplant, died Saturday at home. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by mother Margit, daughter Lisa Maio, brother Glenn and a granddaughter. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Private scattering of ashes at a later date.
Vivia "Sister" N. Purdy Waiolama, 57, of Waianae, died Sept. 30. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Solomon; brothers Harry Jr., Manase, LeRoy and Paul Purdy; sisters Sarah Ohelo, Holly Terukina and Rachael Purdy; hanai sister Annette Perez; and hanai brother John Peeples. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call 6-9 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Dorothy T. Yokoyama, 94, of Kailua, died Sept. 30. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Arthur Horibe and Melvin, sister Florence Sakaitani, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Raymond Tomio Yoshimura, 73, of Honolulu, died Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet; daughters Raegene Fournier, Deedee Wong and Sandy; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Inurnment: 2:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
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