Frances Mew Ching Lee "Frankie" Balasbas, 75, of Ewa Beach died May 15 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alfred P., sons Alan K.T. and Warren K.H., daughter Cindy K.L. Gin, brother Lovell Lee, sister Bertha Kiyotoki and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Maria Conchita Benabise, 74, of Waimea, Hawaii, died May 18 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by sons Vicente Gesteuyala and Frederick and Ronald Benabise; daughters Brenda Peters, Irene Penderson and Melody Clarke; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Elsie Sin Eh Chung, 77, of Honolulu died Sunday in the Korean Care Home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brother Reginald and sisters Hannah Balcanoff and Janet Young. Private services.
Manuela Ramelb Galdones, 89, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Anthony and Efren Visaya, daughter Solidad Antonio, foster children Andy Reuarin and Gloria Dela Cruz, brother Reymundo R. Ramelb, sister Modesta R. Valite, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael's Church in Koloa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.
David Lee Joslin, 53, of Hawaii Kai, a retired sheriff's deputy and Marina Palms resident manager, died last Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Sonora, Calif. He is survived by wife Brenda Kennedy-Joslin; sons David Jr., Cory and Casey Joslin and Shaun Kennedy-Joslin; mother Donna Lancaster; sister Kathy Stoltz; and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.
Moana Margaret Hooper "Aunty Mo" Kaulia, 61, of Kalamaula, Molokai, a Hale Ho'omalu Advocate II employee, died Saturday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; sons George Jr. and Leiff; daughters Harriet H. Kaulia, Zianna K. Pelland, Leimomi Hooper and Kazan Dela Cruz; parents Herbert Hooper Sr. and Harriet A. Ne; brothers Herbert "Bucky" Hopper, Gerald Ne and Reynolds Ayau; sister Anna L. Arakaki; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Kalamaula.
Kathleen P. Kilcare, 85, of Menlo Park, Calif., a Defense Finance Department employee, died Saturday at home. She was born in Palo Alto, Calif. No survivors. Services to be held in California. Donations suggested to a charity.
Thomas Yen Pui Lew, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration electronic technician, died May 15 in Hono-lulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Wendell, Dennis and Lester Lew; daughter Debra Wong; and four grandchildren. Private services.
Violet Martin, 87, of Kane-ohe, a homemaker, died May 15 in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia Dudoit, Geri Lee-Hon and Isabel "Liz" Davis; sister Laura; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Aloha attire.
George Medeiros, 83, of Kailua, a retired Matson Navigation Co. security guard, died May 16 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Richard and Jordan, daughter Elaine Elliot, brother Clarence, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Geraldine Alice "Geri" Mendes, 56, of Hilo, formerly of Honokaa, Hawaii, a former manager for the original Tex Drive In in Honokaa, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Glen and Warren, daughter Claudine, sisters Rosemarie Alfonso and Diane Rebuldela, and three grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Urn committal to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Edward Kihalii Pea Jr., 80, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base employee, died May 16 in the Queen's Medical Center. He is survived by wife Cynthia; son Edward III; daughters Lynnette Jenks and Marianne Pea; sisters May Lee, Edna Crehan and Elizabeth Chong; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.
Juan Padron "Johnny" Ramelb, 79, of Ewa Beach died April 30 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Valerie "Enrica"; son Clarence A.; daughters Evelyn R. Velasco, Shirley R. Cortez Jr. and Lorraine R. Insong; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Ernest Caluag Serame, 78, of Kapolei, a retired civil service employee and a retired U.S. Navy veteran, died May 8 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Manila. He is survived by sons Earl Serame and Bradford Ibanez; daughters Valerie Okahara and Theresa Funakoshi; brothers Rodolfo "Rod," Donato "Dony," Wilfred "Fred" and Pablo "Lito"; sisters Lorenza "Loring," Flordelis "Baby," Andrea "Anding" and Elvira "Elvy"; five grand-children; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Kazushi "Mousey" Shinyama, 75, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill Co. electrician, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Fumie; sons Neal and Ryan; daughter Cheryl Kohagura; brother Mitsuyuki "Tony"; sisters Asami Hirouji, Ayame Kubo and Hifume Taguchi; and six grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.
Vernette Ko'oi "Honey Girl" Soares, 52, of Honolulu died May 20 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Milton "Boy" Seu and Nathan and Chad Soares; daughter Francine Fernandez; brothers Joseph and Anthony Pa; sisters Lorelei Brookins and Cynthia Pa; and five grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.
Elsie Rebecca "Pumpkin" Workman, 47, of Wailuku, a former custodian, died May 10. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Peter, Boyd and Robert Kamalii; brothers Danny, Freddy, Augie, Esket and Francis Padeken; and a grandchild. Private services.
Alice Misao Yamaoka, 75, of Kahului, a retired Maui Pineapple office clerk, died May 19. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Don; daughter Joy; mother Shizuyo Kamita; brothers Mitsuo and Hideo Kamita; and sisters Kimiko Ueda, Mineko Naito and Yukiko Noda. Private services.
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