PALOKOA WRIGHT ABRAHAM, 31, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died March 24, 2006. Born in Kosrae, Micronesia. Automobile detailer for Big lsland Toyota Kona Branch. Survived by wife, Gina; sons, Steiner and Wright; daughter, Joyann; parents, Wright and Edwina; brothers, Aaron, Chuck and Morsin; sisters, Edrine Palsis, Kieko Mongkeya, Jane, Tee, Cortilia, Jerusa and Benida. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Kona; service 11 a.m. Burial in Kosrae, Micronesia. Casual attire.
HARRY KANAHELE AU JR., 68, of Carson, Calif., formerly of Kahuku, died March 31, 2006. Born in Kahuku. Retired wastewater division supervisor. Survived by wife, Maria; sons, Randall, Kasey, Lorne and Harry; daughter, Reyna Masoe; mother, Lillian "Dee Dee" Souza-Au; brothers, Stanley and Franklin; sisters, Catherine Kealoha, Leilani Chock, Bernadette Hiwauli and Barbara Estrella; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La'ie North Stake Center; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.
ROSIE VI BARNHART, 63, of Ho-nolulu, died April 4, 2006. Born in Vietnam. Survived by daughters, Phung Chen, Hoa Nguyen, Jackie Chun Fat and Christina Barnhart-Cheung; sons, Minh Nguyen and Samson Barnhart; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:45 a.m. Cremation to follow.
THOMAS "TOMMY" BENEDICTO SR., aka THOMAS BENEDICTO FOSTER, 68, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 1, 2006. Born in Hilo. Survived by companion, LanaLee Harris Simeona; son, Thomas Jr.; hanai daughters, Kealohaaina Simeona and Chelsea Ah Sing; twin brother, Theodore Benedicto Foster; sister, Margaret "Girlie" Parong, Nancy Hardie and Annie "Ann" Hulama; three grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
THOMAS JACOB COLLEPS, 31, of 'Ewa Beach, died April 2, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Paradise Cove cook. Survived by wife, Lynn; sons, Austin and Auryan; daughters, Aurial and Audrey; parents, Thomas Colleps, Betty Jean and Robert Johnson; brother, Michael; sisters, Wanda Villegas and Inez Dindy; grandparents, Anacita Shin and Angeline Villegas. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Gospel Lighthouse Southern Baptist Church; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
RICHARD ALBERT MAX CONRAD CRAMER, 74, of Kihei, Maui, died April 4, 2006. Born in Pundang, Sumatra, Indonesia. Engineer. Survived by wife, Rika; children, Rene, Alexandra and Michael; sister, Joyce; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service in California at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.
GERVACIA "BAS" DICCION, 79, of Honolulu, died March 31, 2006. Born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by daughters, Mary Jane Diccion and Holly Moy; brother, Fabian Toribio; sisters, Aquilina Santos and Iluminada Respicio; three grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. April 17 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. April 18 at St. Elizabeth Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
EDWARD TOSHIO EHARA, 71, of Honolulu, died April 5, 2006. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Retired electrician. Survived by sons, Michael, Stanley and Gary; daughter, Linda; two grandchildren; brothers, Thomas and Harry; sisters, Betty and Dorothy Ehara and Mabel Kuboyama. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Soto Mission of Hawaii. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
OWEN HIDEO HADA, 31, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 1, 2006. Born in Hilo. U.S. Air Force veteran. Survived by father, Roy; mother, Colette Varize; sister, Iris. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
YURIKO HARADA, 87, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired accounting clerk for Von Hamm Young. Survived by brother, Henry Nakagawa; sisters, Kikue Nakagawa and Yukiko Murata. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
BEN HOOPAI HOKOANA JR., 87, of Ha'iku, Maui, died March 29, 2006. Born in Nahiku, Maui. Former laborer for East Maui Irrigation. Survived by son, Benjamin; daughters, Jackie Burns, Gertrude, Mona Fangupo, Leona Lama, Lily Hoko and Linda Keliikoa; brother Joe-ole; sister, Rebecca Blankenship; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
RAY ISMAEL, 44, of Honolulu, died April 3, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Auto body repairman. Survived by companion, Jackie Hayashida; son, Marquez; daughters, Andrea and Michelle; brothers, Nori and Frank; sisters, Helen Thomas and Lucy Dilay; a granddaughter and grandson. Visitation 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ohana Baptist Church (old Kelly's Restaurant); service 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
OLIVER BRANDT JOHNSON, 34, of Waikiki, died April 6, 2006, at The Queen's Medical Center. Born in Mount Airy, N.C., and grew up in Boca Raton, Fla. Mortgage broker. Survived by parents, Leonard L. Sr. and Friederike Boszko; brothers, Leonard L. Jr. and John; nephews, Derrick and Bradley. Memorial service 4 p.m. tomorrow at Sherwood Forest, Waimanalo. In lieu of a traditional paddle out, which Oliver would have wanted, the family has chosen to do a scattering of lei and flowers in the ocean. Casual attire.
JOHN KOFKA JR., 76, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., formerly of Round Top in Honolulu, died Feb. 4, 2004. Retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. Survived by brothers, David and Joseph; sisters, Ruth Wollman and Marie Coppadge. Interment with military honors 11:30 a.m. April 18 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Valley of the Sun Mortuary, Chandler Heights, Ariz.
MARY LOUISE MEYER LEINEWEBER, 83, of Kailua, died April 1, 2006. Born in Mt. Angel, Marion, Ore. Noted Island artist and quilter. Survived by children, Michael, Mary Jo Culvyhouse, Thomas, David, Paul, Martha Ray and Joseph; sister, Angela Noack; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Gathering 10 to 10:30 a.m. May 13 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua; Mass 10:30 a.m.; reception to follow; private inurnment. No flowers. Donations to the American Cancer Society Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ARIANA LEILOA LOGOTALA, infant daughter of Seliga and Alvin Logotala of Waipahu, died April 1, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived also by brothers, Matthew and Kevin; sister, Fa'amaneenee. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ka Hale Hoano Hou O Ke Akua Church; service 11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
BETTY MIYOKO MATSUDA, 89, of Kane'ohe, died March 22, 2006. Born in Waiamae, Kaua'i. Homemaker. Survived by children, Jane Uemura, Judy Awaya and Steven; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Tadami Naito. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
NAN M. PETERSON, 55, of Kihei, Maui, died April 4, 2006. Born in Saginaw, Mich. Retired registered nurse. Survived by son, James Husack; brothers, Mike, Wayne and Roy Carl; sisters, Jane Steinhoff, Sue Nettleton, Beth Leppanen and Mary Tweedale. Private service held. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
ANNIE ROSE IWALANI PITOY, 75, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 4, 2006. Born in Hilo. Retired librarian for the Keaukaha Study Center. Survived by daughters, Paula Goldstein, Sarah Kelaukila Carter, Phyllis, Peggy Keala Pitoy-Schmedes and Leah Ogden; sons, Michael and Norman "Kalei"; brother, Arthur Iokepa Jr.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
GODOFREDO "GOLDIE" RONOLO, 64, of Wailuku, Maui, died April 2, 2006. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Beautician. Survived by niece/caregiver, Kathy Morondos; sister, Celerina Morondos. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. April 21 at Ballard Family Mortuary; cremation to follow. Visitation also 10 to 11 a.m. April 22 at the mortuary; scattering of ashes to follow at 'Iao Valley.
HARRIETT "KOOKIE" ROSE MEDEIROS SYLVA, 80, of Makawao, Maui, died April 7, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Alfred Sr.; sons, Alfred Jr. and Anson; daughter, Audrey Au; brothers, William Jr. and Bernard; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
DAISY HOWELL TAUVELA, 67, of 'Aiea, died March 27, 2006. Born in American Samoa. Survived byy husband, Eliapo; children, Karen Afalava, Ruby, June, Rodney and Daicia Tauvela; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Nellie Tofili, Ailini Tuita'u and Aiaga Sagiao; brothers. Visitation 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
KATALINA ILAISAANE VAKAUTA, 73, of Honolulu, died March 29, 2006. Born in Tonga. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Mailau; children, Teuaki Folau, Alekisio, Masua, Maka, Taina Funaki, Laungafefine Fifita, Soana Taake Fifita, Kolio and Falanisesi; sisters, Anaise Toti Maumalanga, Kalolaine Mataele Soukop, Teisa Paluvavan Mataele and Sita Lomu; brothers, Heamasi Latu, Sosaia Kalani, Bishop Kauasi Tuku'aho and Viliami Mataele; 27 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Service 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Service also 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church; burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
CLARICE ELSIE MONIZ WERSING, 80, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died April 8, 2006. Born in Hilo. Homemaker. Survived by son, Kenneth; daughters, Kathy Veitch and Karleen Abaya; brother, Walter Moniz; sisters, Mary Alice Matsumoto, Irene Kondo and Janette Sisson; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.