Melodie "Lesing" Cabalona Aduja, 78, of Kaneohe died Wednesday. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Peter A.; son Jay P.; daughter Melodie-Rebecca Williams-Aduja; brother Aurelio Cabalona; sisters Marina LaMadrid, LaPaz Rainforth and Rufina Ishikawa; and two grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Thomas Hewahewa Aikau, 85, of Orem, Utah, an electrician in Hawaii and an employee of the federal government, died last Saturday in Orem. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Keala K.; children Keala Espinoza, Lahela Fernandez, Roselani Lomu and Ned Aikau; sister Evelyn Ambrose; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.
James Grant Benton, 53, of Kaaawa, the well-known comedian, will be remembered in services 2 p.m. June 8 at the Hawai'i Convention Center, Queen Lili'uokalani Theater. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary that was published yesterday.
William Robert Buevens, 74, of Honolulu, an airport engineer, died May 23. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by daughters Barbara L. Wiggins and Susan A. Musgrave, and two grandchildren. No services.
Olive Warner Carroll, 72, of Wailuku, a proprietor of a secretarial service, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Missouri. She is survived by sister Helen Lee and niece and caregiver Barbara Shaffer. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Maria Barut Castillo, 93, formerly of New Mill (McBryde) Camp, Kauai, a housewife, died Thursday in Hale Kupuna Elderly Housing. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Alfred and MacArthur, daughters Josephine Samoy and Pacita Tegen, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great- grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kauai. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Harrison Bernard Celoza, 43, of Honolulu, a foreman for Mega Construction, died May 23. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael K. Telles and Harrison I. Celoza; daughter Shannon K.; brothers Rudy Barian and Bonifacio Jr., Jacob, James, Tyrone and Bradley Celoza; sisters Eleanor Yarnell, Isabel Asuncion, Virginia Puma and Patricia, Mary C. and Jacqueline Celoza; and parents Thomas H. and Pasencia "Loretta" Barian. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Viewing: 7:30-9:45 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Robert Gene "Brah" Costa Jr., 41, of Honolulu, proprietor of Rob's Clearglass Window Cleaning and a musician-songwriter, died May 24. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane; sons Robert G. III and Joseph R.; sisters Roberta "Berta" Bennett, Lutrell "Trella" Costa and Rashel "Raka" Washburn; parents Robert G. "Boy" Sr. and Grace "Angie" K.O.; grandmothers Grace Kamohalii and Louise Correa; and great-grandmother Estelita Ortiz. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.
Lauro Baltazar Dameg, 76, of Honolulu, a retired truck driver for a sugar plantation, died Monday in Leahi Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria; son Lawrence; daughters Marilyn Silao, Jeaneth Marin and Jacqueline and Diane Dameg; brother Paolo; sisters Lapaz Molina, Pacita Cambe, Felipa Rosario; and nine grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.
Franklin M. "Doc" Doctorello, 63, of Honolulu, a retired employee for the U.S. Postal Service, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Delcie; sons John K., Matthew K. and Anthony "Chungy"; daughters Johnleen K. Amina, Norvina G. Tagata, Francie Ann K. Telona, Lindel "Ihi" Doctorello; mother the Rev. Annie K.; brothers Douglas and Samuel Doctorello and Alika Aikala; sisters Maryann Puni, Dawn Kaalakea and Priscilla Doctorello; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at mortuary. Private visitation: 7 a.m. Public visitation: 8 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
Petra Viloria Funtanilla, 84, of Waipahu, died May 7 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She is also survived by husband Felipe C. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.
George Kenji Gushikuma, 57, of Waipahu, a retired owner of Masa's Shell Service Station, died May 24. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wraynelle G.; son Blake; daughter Kelli-Ann; parents Masaichi and Mieko; brothers Herbert, Wayne and Clint; sister Karen Kiyabu; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment of ashes: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ree Hiatt, 72, of Kailua, a retired secretary for Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc., died Wednesday. She was born in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by husband Ross, daughter Ronna Sato, son Ryan and one grandchild. Memorial services: 5 p.m. June 9 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Manoa. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice and Hawaii Public Radio.
Raymond Imbo, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired worker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 03, died Monday in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Gelina "Helen," sons Raymond Jr. and Marcus, daughters Josie Jarrett and Dee Kauffman, sister Christina Rapozo, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow in Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Randolph K. "Lehe" Kaopio, 61, of Nanakuli died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Randy "Ikaika" and Shandell "Lehua"; stepchildren Ann Avila and Charles and Angela Abellana; sisters Mary Lum, Abie Kaopio and Elaine Hook; brothers Everett "Donny" Davis and Soloman M. Kaopio Jr.; and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.
Miyuki Kawahara, 84, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a housewife, died Wednesday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Kimio, sons Ray and Melvin, daughter Elaine Schenkel, brothers Susumu and Frank, sisters Hiroe Sanehisa and Kimie Mizoshiri, and one grandchild. Funeral services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Irene E. Korsak, 66, of Kaneohe, a former artist, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Maspeth, N.Y. She is survived by husband Richard, sons Christopher and Andrew, daughters Cynthia Aroz and Suzanne Hamil, sisters Monica Sosaris and Rose Girda, and two grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at St. Ann's Church, Kaneohe. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.
Bailey Kaapokalani Kuewa Jr., 69, of Aiea, died May 23 in Honolulu. He is also survived by sons Reynolds and Wallace Suenaga. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday.
Du Ky Lam, 87, of Honolulu, a retired insurance company owner, died May 21. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Hai Thi Tao; sons Nhiem Huy, Tao Huy and Phong Kim; daughters Bich-Chau Thi, Bich-Van Thi, Bich-Lan Thi and Bich-Lieu Thi; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Buddhist services. Visitation: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No monetary donations.
James Lathrop, 72, of Honolulu, a retired real estate developer, died Tuesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in South Dakota. He is survived by wife Shirley; son David; daughter Cynthia Corpuz; stepchildren Michael, Mark, Susan, Steven, Andrew and Nancy Grzadzielewski; and five grandchildren. Services: 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Private burial. No flowers.
Domingo S. "Dhay" Martin, 51, of Waipahu, an electrician for the State of Hawaii and commercial industry, died Tuesday. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Linda, sons Christopher and Chris J., daughter Christina and stepdaughter Danielle Cerilo. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Shoji Matsumoto, 89, of Wailuku, a former employee with Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co., died May 10 in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Jerry; daughters Stella Asakura and Terry Matsui; brothers Kenji, Yomoji and Paul; sister Matsuko; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jasmine "Noe" Lilinoekauluwehileleleiauilani Pai, 15, of Kaneohe, a student at Castle High School, died Tuesday in Kailua. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by parents Michael and Lisa, sisters Leaura Kahaunaele and Kamalei and Kelsie Pai, brother Pihana, paternal grandfather John, maternal grandparents Anthony and Joyce Silva, and maternal great-grandparents Manuel and Mae Andrade. Services: 8 p.m. Monday at St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 2:30 p.m. June 8 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kauai. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: 4 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Garden Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Teofilo Poloa Jr., 42, of Waianae, died Wednesday. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by companion Beverly Lewis; sons Henry Kamailei and Bryson Poloa-Lewis; daughters Kanoe and Teonna; mother Anuilagi; brothers Bill, Bobby and Henry; and sisters Susan Martin, Glorieana Woolsey, Margaret Fulton, Ida Perkins and Virginia White. Private services.
Yachiko Shiraishi, 83, formerly of Honolulu, died March 29 in Garden Grove, Calif. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Naomi Mullins; brother Manabu Umoto; sisters Hanamie Umoto, Kazuko Salbeda, Sawako Sakaguchi and Sue Kusao; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.
Tamayo Tamashiro, 74, of Pearl City died May 7 in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by brothers Shigeru and Takeshi, and sister Yoshiko Okuda. Private services.
Sueko Tanaka, 95, of Honolulu, former owner of S. Tanaka Dress Shop and a retired employee of Punahou School, died May 15 in Beverly Manor. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Halcyon Okino, brothers Philip and Norman Nagator, sister Florence Golden, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Grace Chang Young, 92, of Honolulu died Tuesday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randolph K.C. and Felix K.L., daughters Mollie Aloiau and Jo Ann Chock, brothers Edmund and Alfred Chang, sister Mabel Lai, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Taoist services. Visitation: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
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