Kenneth Erdman / 1926-2001
Brigido Balanon Balcita, 74, of Ewa Beach, a retired technical division chief for the Philippine government, died Dec. 19. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Irenea; daughters Maria Carmen Castillo, Bella Luz Obello, Glenda Pita, Maria Brinea and Ma. Aurora Dumanlang; brother Catalino; sister Damiano Gacayan; and eight grandchildren. Wake service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: noon Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Priscilla Aguilera Baldugo, 53, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Dec. 18 in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Priscillano; daughter Ronalynne; sons Rocky, Ramil and Roderick; brother Jose Aguilera Jr.; sisters Corazon Deluna, Binay Aguilera, Teresa Aguilera, Sally Samaniego, Ling Samaniego, Endang Tuzon and Clarita Aguilera; and four grandchildren. Burial in the Philippines.
Shane Arlyn Bowlin, 39, of Kaneohe died Dec. 22 in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Jack D. Sr. and Sophia, and brother Jack D. Jr. Private services. No flowers.
Flora Villamor Coleman, 62, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a manager for Paradise Clothing, Koloa, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa. She is survived by companion Ron Botier, sons Gregory Beutler and Scott Coleman, daughters Roxanne Pascua and Lori Martinez, brother Thomas Quiocho and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. next Friday at St. Raphael's Church, Koloa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Mary "Millie" Coyle, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Wednesday. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Rita and sister Margaret Sylvester. Mass: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Private inurnment at a later date.
Edith Fujimura, 71, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired cafeteria cook for Waimea High School, died Dec. 19 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by son Glen, daughters Patty Raralio and Lynn Cummings, mother Shizuo Okada, brother James Okada, sister Lillian Murakami, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services held.
Kazuto Fujioka, 77, of Honolulu, a retired stock clerk for Sears Roebuck & Co., Los Angeles, died Tuesday in Maunalani Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Hideo Ueno, Haruyuki Fujioka, Yoshito Fujioka and Gary Fujioka; and sister Gladys Ogata. Services: 10 a.m. Jan. 5 at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Victor Polo Hauanio Sr., 65, of Haina, Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired harvesting supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Monday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Waipio Valley. He is survived by wife Leonora; sons Donald, Elia and Victor P. Jr.; daughters Violet Hauanio, Leonora P. Hauanio, Vicki Keawe and April K. Hauanio; stepsons Leeallen Paresa, Edward Paresa Jr. and Walter Paresa; stepdaughters Edwina Ah Puck Jr. and Edelina Paresa; sister Gladys Toko; 28 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at New Hope Christian Fellowship-Waimea. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Yoshiko "Elsie" Kaneshiro, 86, of Pearl City died Dec. 16. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard, Harold, Gary, Leonard and Gene; daughter Janet Hiramoto; brothers Frank and Stanley Sueyoshi; sisters Essie Zukeran, Karen Snook, Sally Jakahi and Ethel Sueyoshi; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Winifred Nalanialoha Keopuhiwa, also known as "Mrs. K." and "Aunty Nani," 70, of Nanakuli, a retired Hawaiian language and arts instructor for Nanaikapono Elementary School, died Dec. 20. She is survived by husband Joseph P. Jr.; daughter Madeline "Bumpie" Ackerman; sons Pililua "Pete," Joseph P. III "Yoyo," Samuel "Namau," David "Eggs," Ruben "RJ" and Peter "Nalani" Keopuhiwa, and Harold "Boxer" Hirakawa; hanai sons William "Bill" Sellers and Leslie "Bobo" Awana; and sisters Mary "Kunani" Titcomb and Frances "Kuulei" Aldrich. Services at a later date.
Tatsumi Kimura, 85, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired carpenter supervisor for the Hawaii County Department of Parks & Recreation, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Motoka; son James; daughters Pearl and Darilyn; brothers Matsuyoshi, Shigeru, Ronald G. and Shunichi; sisters Satoyo Ogata and Harue Araki; and five grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Hilo Meishoin Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Henry Shu Wong Mar, 83, of Guam died March 17 in Guam. He was born in the territory of Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Harry and Arthur; and sisters Rachel Ching and Sarah Toledo. Private scattering of ashes off Waikiki Beach.
Henry "Mike" John McCann of Aiea, a retired major for the U.S. Marine Corps, died Dec. 20 in Aiea. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by sons Timothy and John "Scott"; daughters Jacqueline Miyasato, Bonnie McCann-Catagano and Deirdre Darley; brother William; sister Eileen Crane; and eight grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Wallace P. Medeiros, 69, of Kailua, a retired education manager for Hawaiian Telephone, died Dec. 20 in Kailua. He is survived by wife Vivian; sons Wally Jr., Chris and Douglas; daughters Cathy Shon, Donna Kawamoto and Carolyn Maranda; brothers Stanley and Vincent; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Fusao "Bill" Ogoshi, 76, of Kaneohe died Dec. 16. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Maureen Koki; sons Roland, Reuben and Ivan; sisters Gladys Linsley and Eiko "Jan" Oda; and seven grandchildren. Private services held.
Jane Kisayo Oshiro, 82, of Mililani, retired owner of Nani Lauhala, died Dec. 17. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Gary Nakagawa, daughter Diedre Kamidoi, brothers Gilbert and Ernest Eto, sisters Evelyn Matsuda and June Oda, five grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Private services held.
Shohei "Stanley" Sato, 81, of Pearl City, a retired manager for Seiko Center of Hawaii, died Dec. 12. He was born in Chin Chuck, Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Tomiko Aris, brother Sadao and sister Saiko Nozaki. Private services held.
Alvin Y. Shigemura, 54, of Waipahu died Dec. 17. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by brother Gerald and sister Lorraine. Private services held.
IanJulius Immanuel Stauring, infant son of Yvonne A. and Joel, of Honolulu, died Dec. 19 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Brenda Kelly, Carl Avery, and Donald and Lucy Stauring; great-grandparents Edwin and Mary Thorp; and stepgrandparents Pete and Dot Kelly. Private services held.
Gilbert "Gunga" William Stevens, 70, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired farm supervisor for the University of Hawaii, died Dec. 20 at home. He is also survived by sisters Roselani and Dorothy Stevens. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.
James Teruo Tanida, 88, of Honolulu, a retired construction superintendent for Bert Mitsunaga Construction Co., died Sunday. He was born in Kukuhale, Hawaii. He is survived by son Donald; daughters Evelyn Meade, Faith Tamanaha and Joan Tanida; sisters Peggy Correa and Mitsuko Taves; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. No flowers. Private burial.
Kenichi Toyota, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired warehouse clerk for Shimaya Shoten, died Dec. 5. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son James, daughter Ruth Kiyabu, sister Fumiko and two grandchildren. Private services held.
Mimi Pao Weinsteger, 79, of Kaneohe died Dec. 17 in Kailua. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Carl Weinsteger and Hun Fong Shi; daughters Leah Tanaka, Shi Bing Wang and Shi Yung; brother Chang Lin Pao; sisters Mei Ju Pao and Mei Li Pao; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services held.
Tadayoshi Yamane, 83, of Honolulu, a retired tailor for Haseyama Tailor and Sera Surf Shop, died Dec. 19 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by wife Teiko; sons Richard K., Albert M. and Raymond H.; brother Masaru; sister Masue Hara; and two grandchildren. Private services held.
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