Sean Mckeown / Herpetologist
Harry "Boy" Ah Chun Apana Jr., 57, of Honolulu, retired from the Hawaii Army National Guard and the Army-Air Force Exchange Service, died Thursday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Irene Apana and Pearleen Cabasag, and companion Ellie "Sweetie" Morton. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church in Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Gregorio "Greg" Ballesteros Jr., 61, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Kau Agribusiness planter operator, died July 8 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Debra L.; daughters Alicia Nahinu and Pauahi and Kandi Ballesteros; mother Matilda K.; brothers Thomas, Harry and Patrick; sister Linda Breithaupt; and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Assembly of God Church in Kau. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Teotimo Batis, 88, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Plantation tractor mechanic, died Friday in Hale Omao Heritage Home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Norman, Jerry, Thomas and Wayne; brother Albert; sisters Connie Mier, Felicidad Valdez, Gloria Aranita, Helen Ariola, Marie Ceballos, Juanita Parongao, Florence Hubahib and Sofronia and Maxima Bate; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.
Carole Bauer, 56, of Pukalani, Maui, a speech therapist, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hinton, Okla. She is survived by father Paul. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaii Nature Conservatory.
Dalmacio Molina Condaya Sr., 79, of Honolulu died Sunday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Eusebia; sons Dalmacio Jr., Rodrigo, Ricardo, Alexander and Ferdinand; daughters Mercy Andres, Patricia Condaya and Helen Parubrub; sister Ines Alagano; 24 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 6 p.m. Friday at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St. Call after 4 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in the Philippines.
Fred H. Fontes, 91, of Hilo, a retired automotive welder, died June 29 in Life Care Center. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by daughter Loretta Z., stepdaughters Jody Ancheta and Tammy Akee, adopted daughter Ramona Duschemin, stepson Ernest Ancheta, brother George, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Yoshie Fujinaka, 85, of Pearl City died June 29 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Roy T., Alan and Miles; sister Yoshiko Masuda; and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
Yutaka Himeno, 85, of Pearl City, a retired carpenter, died July 6 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; sons Mike, Randall and Howard; daughter Nancy Rauliuk; brother Stanley; and five grandchildren. Private services.
Dorothy Kanemori Jinbo, 90, of Hilo, a retired employee for the former Modern Camera Center in Hilo and a homemaker, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Volcano, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Eileen Shiraishi and Estelle Sato, brothers Ralph T. and Edward M. Kanemori, sister Yoshiko Kadota and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.
James Albert Jones, 85, of Princeville, Kauai, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and a retired professor, died Saturday. He was born in Kidder, S.D. He is survived by wife Shirley; daughters Peggy Bogle, Pat Brown, Cindy Laybourn, Lynn Berger and Laurie Custer; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 4760A Kuawa Road, Kilauea, Kauai.
Mabel Hisayo Kumasaka, 91, of Waipahu died Sunday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Jon, daughter Anne Yamasaki, sisters Tayoko Maeda and Aiko Kawachi, and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Michele "Mickey" Louise Lastra, 55, of Waianae died Sunday. She was born in Portsmith, Va. She is survived by sons Christopher and Napoleon Gibson; father Charles Skillman; brothers Charles Jr., William and David Skillman; and sisters Susan Skillman and Laura Arkema. Services: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m.
Masanobu "Maxie" Mukai, 86, of Lihue, a Kauai Veterans Service Station owner and manager, died Monday. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by wife Shimoe, daughter Julie Dixon, sister Kimiyo Takeuchi and a grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kaoru Ooka, 86, of Kailua, a retired self-employed salesman, died July 3. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Margaret, sons Glenn and Brian, brothers Shigeru and Minoru, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Kent Kunio Oshiro, 46, of Mountain View, a Hawaii Radiologic Associates Ltd. billing clerk, died July 8 in San Diego. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Gloria, daughter Kathy Freitas, son Douglas Freitas, parents Chiyoshi and Shirley, brother Bradford, sister Susan Gishitomi and a stepgrandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow services. Aloha attire.
Theodore Y.S. Park, 86, of Mililani died July 8. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Dora; son Gerald; daughter Carolyn Hamada; brother Kenneth; sisters Elizabeth Okubo, Flora Bettis and Doris Kim; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Olive United Methodist Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Alice Pires Perreira, 92, of Honolulu died June 25. She has many great-great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Monday.
Angel Kalanimoana Solomon-Tai, infant daughter of parents Julie-Marie Solomon and Kyle Kalani Alan Tai, of Pearl City died July 7. She is also survived by grandparents Alii and Susan Solomon, and Scotty and Charlene Langley. Services: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at the park.
Maximo "Max" Gamatero Tacub, 80, of Honolulu died June 19. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dolores; sons Eddie, Wilfred and Reuben; daughters Marilyn Apuya and Danette Acob; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena's Church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Ernest Sadayoshi "Candy" Tanaka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired dentist, died Monday. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Charlotte, son Dr. Robert, daughters Lesley Tanaka and Alison Lee, brother Edwin, sister Kimiko Kayatani and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Tadao Wakakuwa, 74, of Kahului, a retired Maui Beach Hotel night auditor, died Thursday at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Mildred, son Vance, daughter Lori Lynn, brothers Frank and Stanley, and sisters Florence Sato and Edith Yoshinaga. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary. Reception to follow. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.
Mildred Sumie Yoshino, 81, of Kailua, a retired seamstress, died Thursday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Dennis Y. and Leslie S.; brothers Sonsei, Richard S., Raymond S., Jack S., James K. and Roy Y. Nakamura; sisters Harriet H. Saito and Betty N. Hayashi; and two grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
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