Margaret Naumu Akiona, 71, of Wahiawa, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Seymour Albinio; daughters Kathleen Kuni, Doreen Gano, Margene Alefosio, Hilma Albinio and Ellen Akiona-Kolbu; brothers John Kuehu and David, Richard and Harry Kaaumoana; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Katsuki Arita, 77, of Hilo, founder and former owner of Hawaii Spring Supply Inc. and a U.S. Army veteran during WWII, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Naoki and sister Miyo-me Tanaka. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 3 p.m. Inurnment: 4 p.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.
Clara Mitsuka Asakura, 80, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Leslie and Roland; daughters Rose Kawasaki, Judy Cabe and Amy Uchima; brothers Tom Tanaka and Hishashi Tanaka; sister Amy Saki; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 4:30 p.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Saturday at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Jacquie June Awana-Chong, 53, of Kaneohe, a Kuakini Medical Center employee, died Thursday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Steven Chong; daughter Megan Chong; mother Elizabeth Awana; brothers Buddy, Jake and Lon Awana; and sisters Liz Short and Sonjnia Matsumoto. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Josephine Keau Mahi "Lady" Cacabelos, 72, of Hilo, also known as "Tutu," a retired replanting equipment operator at the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died April 4 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kapehu Homestead, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Fidencio L.; sons Ronnie, Alexander and Laurence; daughters Lillian L. Rosati and Rita G. Baniaga; hanai son Pohaku Kahoohanohano; brother Arthur Mahi; sisters Helen Elisaga, Annie Mokiao and Mary Reyes; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An all-night vigil will start at noon Saturday at the Cacabelos residence, 44 W. Naauao Way, Hilo. Call 808-961-4442 for information. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Bert Ching Lin Chan Wa, 82, of Mililani, retired president and manager at Guaranteed Mutual Life Underwriters Inc., died March 30 in Hale Malamalama. He is survived by wife Lan Hung; son Ivan; daughter Val-erie Tucker; sisters Miu Lan Apo, Momi Fujimoto and Stella Fowler; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services held.
Byron Duane Drummondo, 56, of Kahuku, died March 31 in Queen's Medical Center. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary published Tuesday.
Florence Green, 82, of Kailua died Tuesday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Harvey A., daughters Loretta L. Barman and Barbara H. Loftus, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Nuuanu Memorial Park Morutary Chapel-West. Call after noon. Additional services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park.
Emily Chong Hiu, 100, of Honolulu, died April 2. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by son Betram; daughter Patricia Yim; brothers Peter, Nelson and Alfred Chong; sisters Ellen Chang and Hannah Lee; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Richard G. Kilfoyle, 49, of North Fort Meyers, Fla., a vascular surgeon who had served as a physician at Tripler Army Meidcal Center, died April 3 in Florida. He was born in Germany. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Richard, Alexander and Joseph; father Chester W.; mother Marianne; and brothers William, Patrick and Daniel. Services to be held on the mainland.
Nancy Sen Fai Lam, 87, of Honolulu, who died April 3 in Queen's Medical Center, also is survived by son Wilfred. Incomplete information appeared in an obituary published yesterday.
Solomon Maielua III, 76, of Waipahu, a retired City and County of Honolulu employee, died April 4 in St. Francis Medical Center West. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son Dennis; daughters Sarah Maielua, Loriann Ching and Joann Kapeliela; mother Tsuyuro; numerous brothers and sisters; and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Lillie Yoshiko McCabe, 93, of Lihue, died Friday at home. She was born in San Juan Bautista, Calif. She is survived by sons Ernest K. Yamada and Edwin Y. Yamada; brother Dr. Kenneth Sugioka; sisters Mabel Kenneth, Arlie Gildner, Mary Sakamoto, Dr. Gertrude Fujii and Dora Uyeno; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services to be held next month in Los Angeles.
Edna Harue Miike, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died April 4 at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons James T. and Lawrence H.; daughters Arlene S. Yoneyama, Evelyn G.Y. Miike and Mary A.T. Zoota; sisters Margaret Kakesako, Frances Takeshita, Lillian Kano, Mildred Nomura and Dorothy Teraoka; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Aster Kikuye Okabayashi, 78, of Pearl City, a retired accounting clerk at Hopaco, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Ruth Y. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
Larry Ramon Oler, 71, of Kaloko, Hawaii, a retired college teacher and administrator at Brigham Young University and temple president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kona, died Saturday at home. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Canada. He is survived by wife Midge L.; children Eric Oler, Lani Manumaleuna, Duke Mossman, Julie Tangiora, Michael Oler, Kala Mossman, Gerald Oler, Ruth Freitas, Gretchen Currie, Jennifer Kennedy, Lorraine Dotson, Steven Oler, Kawekiu Mossman and Debbie Cabral; brothers Donald, Clair, Jan and Kirt; numerous hanai children; and 34 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake Center, Kalani Street. Call after 9 a.m.
Manuela "P" Pavao, 78, of Keaau, Hawaii, also known as "Pakita," died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons David Rosario, Alvin Pavao and Milton Pavao; daughter Pamela; brothers Vicente "Sonny" Rosario, Robert Rosario, Abel Medina and Primitivo Gualdarama; sisters Patricia Shelley and Josephine Fontes; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Keaau. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. Casual attire.
Mary da Silva Curiel Roe, 76, of Kailua, a Realtor at Malia Ltd., died Tuesday. She was born in Holland. She is survived by daughter Michele Smith, hanai daughter Tami Tierney, sister Aleida Van Lonkhuizen and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Kailua Community Church, 250 Oneawa St. Reception to follow.
Onao Kurisu Saito, 102, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died March 14 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Thomas "Tomatsu" and Robert "Satoshi," daughter Dr. Janet Ishikawa-Fullmer, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Itsuo Sakai, 99, of Haleiwa, retired co-owner of Kits Super Market, died April 1. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Lawrence, Harvey, Ralph, Lionel and Kenneth; daughter Evelyn Kusaka; 16 grandchildren; and nine grandchildren. Private services.
Iosefo Paniani Suafoa, 39, of Sacramento, Calif., an outreach counselor at Sacramento City Community College, died March 12 in Sacramento. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Lote and brothers Uati Jr., Etuale and Kose. Services held. Memorial donations suggested to the Iosefo P. Suafoa Polynesian Center for Higher Education c/o Sacramento City College, Sacramento.
Yoshime O. Tanouye, 81, of Olowao, Maui, retired proprietor of Tanouye Market and Okazuya, died Tuesday. She was born in Olowao. She is survived by son Gary, daughter Linda Smith, sister Shigeko Yoshino and four grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Call after 11 a.m.
Lauri Teramoto, 38, of Ewa Beach, a former Monterey Bay Canners employee, died April 4. She is survived by parents Richard H. "Jr." and Betty, brother Isa, sisters Teri and Shari, and companion Claron Oshiro. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Duke Maluo Thompson, 67, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a retired police officer and liquor commission investigator, died April 4 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sisters Gwendolyn Evaimalo and Mary L. Jarrett. Private services.
Vance Lee Turner, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Can Plant machinist, died Friday in Aloha Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Mishawaka, Ind. He is survived by wife Mikahala, son the very Rev. Donald, daughter Patricia Elizares, sister Virginia Smith, stepmother Nellie, stepson Herbert Cockett and stepdaughter Billie Oliveira. No services. Ashes to be scattered at sea.
Gabriel "Ambit" Ugale Ursua, 74, of Wahiawa, a retired maintenance worker at Mililani Town Association and Gilbert Kubotaki Construction Co. employee, died March 31. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Alejandra; son Rudy; daughters Naty Ursua, Vicky Mergens, Tessie Bactista, Cecelia Thompson and Evelynne Ursua; sisters Fortunata Ringor and Francisca Ringor; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
James Kaauwai Makalele White Sr., 78, of Ewa Beach, a retired state government custodial worker, died March 22. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Gregory, Warren, Glen, James "Kimo" Jr., Nathan "Kaleo" and Matthew; daughters Darlene Sabate, Shalene White, Debbie "Pua" Kuhia, Jamie Kaulia, Georgia White and Ernestine "Pinky" Alfapada; brother Edward White; sisters Luciana "Lou" Hardison, Thelma "Momi" Cross and Velma "Nani" Kekona; 47 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, 30 N. Kukui St. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
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