James Grant Benton / 1949-2002
Borge 'Ben' Breining / Energy conservation pioneer
Fernando "Pindong" B. Bio, 80, of Kahului, a retired irrigator for Hawaii Cane & Sugar Co., died Saturday in Wailuku. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Rogelio, Romeo, Nestor and Jeffrey; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at same church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.
George "Bubba" Cummings Camara Jr., 50, of Wailuku, a maintenance worker at A&B Properties, died May 21 in Wailuku. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Anna-Mae Medeiros; father George C. Sr.; son Anthony III; daughter Lani; brother Eric Reff; sisters Carol Brown, Gracie Carlton, Lollie De Best, Lennie Hipkins and Lisa Nakoa; hanai brothers Robert A., Alika, Solomon, Wayne, Nelson and Landish Armitage and Rudy Farmer; and one grandchild. Wake services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Violet Tam Dove, 95, of Niu Valley died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Joann Churchill and Mary Muirhead, sons Ralph D. Snively and Michael Dove, sisters Lillian Deaton and Edith Niemann, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Maria Merced Cadavona Eder, 90, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a homemaker, died May 20. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Maggie Acoba, Carlina Eder-da Silva, Adele Pedronan and Lucrecia Cacal; brothers Dionicio, Hilario and Gregorio Cadavona; sister Catalina Delos Santos; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual aloha attire. No flowers.
Ruth Ogata Eldredge, 88, of Aiea died May 20 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Feadora Runnels and Audrey Eldredge; brother Ralph Ogata, sister Sueko Sato, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
George Fernandez, 84, of Kekaha, Kauai, an accountant for Kekaha Sugar Plantation, died Friday in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Ruth, daughter Patti Ann Niau, sons George "Chico" and Gerrit, brothers Anthony and Lawrence, sister Ruth Trolesi, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church. Call after 10 a.m. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.
Robert Hidezo Ikei, 85, of Pearl City, a retired ink quality controller at ACME Printing Inc. and World War II veteran serving in the 100th Battalion, C Company, died May 21. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughter Lora J. Canter, brother Yoshi, and sisters Shizu Hirahara and Sue Kobashigawa. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Ruth Makaila Nakagawa Kaholoa'a, 96, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Solomon, Jackie, William, Clyde, Jeremiah, Freddie and Derwin Kaholoa'a and Elmer Auna; daughters Evangeline M. Belog, Eunice K. Thompson, Mary Cabera, Rachel N. Kaholoa'a and Mildred K. and Hannah Polido; sister Rachel L. Thomas; 56 grandchildren; 108 great-grandchildren; and 39 great-great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Honokaa. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Maryland H. "Mele" Kamai, 44, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Puuwai, Niihau. She is survived by husband Joseph E., sons Joseph and Joshua K., daughter Christina Hart, brother Moria Niau, sisters Lillian and Pennie "Pua" Niau, and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.
Alice Lum Kong, 87, of Honolulu died Friday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard; daughters Leona Chock, Kathleen Wong, Lorene Yoshiyama and Gayln Akaka; sisters Lily Gamboa, Ruby Loui, Dorothy King, Frances Wong, Bernice Lau, Annie Lum; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Chinese Church of Christ, 1054 S. King St. Call after 1 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.
Yasuo "James" Koochi, 94, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore with Castle & Cooke, died May 18 in Hale Nani Nursing Home. Incorrect information provided by the mortuary for an obituary published yesterday.
Harold P. Luscomb Jr., 76, of Hilo, a retired corporate executive at C. Brewer and Co. and a member of the board of directors for Lyman House Museum and Friends of the Library, died Thursday in Kaiser Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Turtle Creek, Pa. He is survived by wife Signe, sons Chip and Peter, daughter Peggy, and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Lyman House Museum, Friends of the Library or Hawaii Island Adult Care.
Isabelo "Bill" Galima Madayag, 92, of Kunia, a retired employee of Castner Ford, died May 5. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Christopher; daughters Janet Lee, Jerrine C. Madayag, Patsy Carvalho, Barbara Perez, Melissa Tubon, Linda Wright, Evelyn Paas and Charlene Cabico; stepson Eddie Cabico; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 12:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Lauring "Lali" Miguel, 63, of Kualapuu, Molokai, a housewife and former student monitor at Kualapuu Elementary School, died May 17 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Blas; sons Blas Tadio and Mark, Perry and Justin Miguel; daughters Anita Okimoto, Lydia Tadio, Corina Bloch and Darna and Helena Miguel; brothers Marciel Tadeo and Dennis and Jerry Tadio; sisters Priscilla Tabil, Rosemary Kotalik, Nancy Vogt and Leilani Toledo; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Wake services: 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Sophia Catholic Church in Kaunakakai. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at same church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapa'akea Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Alan Haruo Nakagawa, 42, of Honolulu, died last Wednesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Claudia E., daughter Tori T., parents Etsuo and Doris M., sisters Claire K. Ariyoshi and Joy K. Nakagawa. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Bernardino Q. Racoma, 89, of Kahului died May 19 in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Kiyoko; sons Robert, Frank and Albert; daughters Lorraine Sagawinit, Nora Racoma, Gloria Keomaka, Martha Lee-Racoma, Patricia Ferrier and Sandra Kalua; brothers Marino and Phil; 26 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. A reception to follow the burial at Nakamura Mortuary.
Kathleen "Kathy" C. Rogers, 56, of Honolulu, a licensed practical nurse, died May 14 in Honolulu. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by sons Michael and Billy Kruger, and sister Mary Hunsicker-Gomez. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Haruichi Shimabukuro, also known as Charles H. Shimabukuro, 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired baker at Spencecliff, died May 10. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Allen, daughter Carol, sister Helen Harada, two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Elizabeth Mary Watkins, 78, of Pearl City, a retired telecommunications operator at Pacific Air Forces, died May 16. She was born in Wainiha, Kauai. She is survived by sons Ronald, Bruce and Bill; daughter Susan P. Goodman; sister Eleanor Inciong; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 6 p.m. Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at 11 a.m. Casual attire.
Llewella Naukana Zablan, 76, of Koolua Waipake, Hawaii, a retired personnel specialist with the federal government, died May 21 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She is survived by husband Francis B., son Randy S.N. Rego, daughter Renee Martin, and sisters Karen Gabeler and Benedyne Kim. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Hawaii Blood Bank.
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