MOLLIE "MICKEY" AARONS, 97, of Volcano, Hawai'i, died Feb. 2, 2006. Born in Philadelphia. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Barbara McIntosh and Patricia Hanwright; hanai sons, Michael Stewart and Mochi; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
JAMES "JIMMY" K. AIKAU JR., 59, of Las Vegas, died Jan. 31, 2006. Born in Honolulu. An automobile mechanic for Oahu Transit Services. Survived by wife, Lei; son, Shannon; daughter, Maile Rodrigues; sister, Nani Fife. Service and Mass 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Nunman Catholic Church, Las Vegas. Memorial donations to Nani Fife, P.O. Box 4372, Honolulu, HI 96812.
MARCELO BARTOLOME ALEJO, 83, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2006. Born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A janitor retired from the Pacific Club. Survived by wife, Primitiva; sons, Pedro, Rick and Tony; daughters, Myrna Ramos, Felicitas Calucag, Natividad Simpliciano, Glecy Seminuk, Violeta Baguyo and Carmencita Duldulao; sister, Alfreda Cristobal; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
FORREST WILLIAM BATSON, 59, of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 29, 2006. Born in Terre-Haute, Ind. A marine machinist. Survived by wife, Hydelene; sons, Forrest Shaun-Ryan, Shaka and Emmanuel; stepdaughters, Theresa and Cara-Lee; mother, Lucy Perchman; brother, Terry; sisters, Darlene Batson-Harris and De'sheer Batson-Harris; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the mortuary; service 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Burial 2 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
MILDRED A. BILLETER, 83, of Hawaii Kai Retirement Center, died Dec. 6, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired from the Corona-Norco School District in California. Survived by husband, James "Bill"; children, Leighton Raynor, Raynette Crabbe, Annette Lederer, Lynette Soular and Debra Baldwin; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Committal service 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
RICHARD DIX CARAVALHO, 78, of Pearl City, died Feb. 2, 2006. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard welder. Retired from state Department of Transportation, Airport Division Maintenance Department. Survived by wife, June; daughters, Pamela Bramschreiber, Pearl Mariani and Joyce Won; brothers, William, Nicholas, Robert, James and Kenneth; sister, Miriam Walker; seven grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Private burial.
JOSEPHINE CARREIRA, 87, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 31, 2006. Born in 'Ewa. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Wendel and Amorine Jr.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, John Texeira and William Ayers-Costa. Visitation 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 12:30 p.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
ROBERT LAWRENCE CORNETTE, 43, of Honolulu, died Jan. 25, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A sales associate in retail clothing. Survived by son, Robert; daughter, Karli Kennedy; a granddaughter; mother, Barbara Kennedy; father, Thomas Jr.; grandmother, Sylvia Kennedy; grandfather, Albert Lee; sisters, Billie-Jo Kennedy, Lara Dunhour and Sarah Cornette; brothers, Thomas III and Michael Cornette, Michael and Alika Rosa. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Saints Peter and Paul Church; service 10 a.m. Celebration of life 5 p.m. and service 6 p.m. at Mariner's Cove Bay Club, 800 Lunalilo Home Road. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
EVA MONIZ CRAVALHO, 94, of Kahului, Maui, died Feb. 1, 2006. Born in Kaheka, Pa'ia, Maui. A homemaker. Survived by children, Wilfred, Adam, Lionel Sr. and Manuel; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church; Mass 10 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.
JOHN MAKAALA "MAKA JOHN" DE FREITAS, 49, of Nanakuli and Anianiku, died Jan. 30, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A driver and household mover for Royal Hawaiian Movers and Sun Van Movers. Survived by wife, Jennifer; sons, Makaala and Maika; daughter, Mihana Apana; mother, Pamela; brothers, Joseph and Paul "Koi"; sisters, Pamela McShane, Paulette Paaluhi, Penny Kaneakua and Jacque; a grandson. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.
GRACE KIM LAN DEPONTE, 62, of Kahului, Maui, died Feb. 1, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Owner of Cami's Coffee Shop & Lounge. Survived by daughters, Donna Mae DePonte, Lori Lindsay and Camille DePonte; son, Michael; father, Yasuo Omura; sister, Elizabeth Takara; two grandchildren. Service over the urn noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church; Mass 1 to 2 p.m.; reception 2:30 p.m. Inurnment at a later date in Honolulu. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
JAMES SOICHI FUJITA, 78, of Ho-nolulu, died Jan. 25, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired owner of Market Center Service Station. Survived by sons, Russell, Randall and Rick; three grandchildren; brother, Richard Chinen; sister, Peggy Komatsu. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
ROBERT "BOBBY" HIROMICHI FUKUHARA, 73, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 25, 2006. Born in Papa'i-kou, Hawai'i. A former road maintenance worker for Hawai'i County and Waiakea High School custodian. Survived by son, Clayton; daughters, Sandra Ai and Myra Caldito; brothers, Kenneth and Melvin; sister, Nora Nagao; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
ROBERT BRUCE GRAHAM, 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 27, 2006. Retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and former longtime treasurer and general manager at Fort Shafter Federal Credit Union. Survived by wife, Dorothy; son, Robert Jr.; daughter, Katherine "Katie"; stepson, Barry Hofcroft; stepdaughters, Marilyn Wallace and Claire Bartos. Mass 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Inurnment 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Memorial donations to the American Lung Association.
NORMAN WALTER JOSEPH SR., 68, of Mililani, died Jan. 30, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaiian Electric Co. Survived by wife, Patricia; sons, Norman, Joey and Curtis; daughters, Terry Reid-Selth and Mary Indreginal; brother, Robert; sisters, Shirley Gum and Mildred Carvalho; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many hanai family members. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.
HERMAN KAIPO "IPO" "TIGER" KALUNA, 62, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Jan. 26, 2006. Born in 'Ola'a. A scale house supervisor for the former Puna Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Brenda; sons, Johnathan Thunell, Jacob Mares, and Haime, Eddy and Troy Rodrigues; daughters, Amanda "Mandy" Freitas, Rachel Kaluna-Rabago, and Heidi and Amy Rodrigues; brothers, Herbert Jr., Eugene, Clement, Charles and Wesley; sisters, Carol "Nani" Ahin, Kathleen Paio and Charlotte Malendres; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
NORA HO KAM, 99, of Honolulu, died Jan. 30, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Owner of Crack Seed Center, Ala Moana Center. Survived by sons, Dr. Calvin and Denis; daughters, Shirley Chung and Kathleen Ching; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 9:15 a.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
ELEANOR TOSHIKO KOTOSHIRODO, 84, of Pearl City, died Jan. 29, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A retired fashion designer, grader and pattern maker for garment factories. Survived by sons, Edwin and Ronald; daughter, Hope Koyama; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Faith Ijiri and June Ikeda. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
GARNER HERVEY MAHELONA, 65, of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 24, 2006. Born in Hawai'i. A welder who belonged to the Boilermakers Union. Survived by brothers, Nathanael, Charles, Arnold and Herbert; sisters, Miriam Lien, Pearl Dillon, Shirley Miyahana, Irma McMilla, Jeannie Smith and Darlene Baines. Graveside service noon Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Inurnment to follow. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.
WAYNE GEORGE MCCALL, 73, of Kane'ohe, died Feb. 2, 2006. Born in Kane'ohe. A special-education teacher with Kailua and Benjamin Parker elementary schools and Castle High School. Survived by wife, Shirley; sons, Wayne "Greg," Richard Allen and Anthony McCall; daughters, Sherri Ann and Patricia Ann; hanai daughters, Annette Creamer and Virginia Ngotel; eight grandchildren. Mass 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kane'ohe. Private inurnment of ashes at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Reception 3 p.m. at the McCall residence. Memorial donations to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Research Division, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
HARRY AKIONA MEDEIROS, 47, of Waipahu, died Jan. 20, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by brothers, Jerry Jr., Kelii and Perry Medeiros and Jerry Areola; sisters, Dorcas Fick-Chung, Kimberlee Lum, Allison Pullman, Camille Redel and Gwendolyn Medeiros-Areola. Service noon Saturday at Alii Beach Park, Hale'iwa. Scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
MAPUANA BERNALL MURAI, 72, of Kahului, Maui, died Feb. 3, 2006. Born in Wailuku. Retired housekeeping secretary for Hyatt Regency. Survived by husband, Atsushi; son, Wally Peroff; brother, Nichollas Peroff Jr.; three grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; eulogy 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
GEORGE GENICHI NIINO, 86, of Pearl City, died Feb. 1, 2006. Born in Niigata, Japan. A lead warehouseman for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by son, Terrill; four hanai grandchildren; two hanai great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Schroeder and Bertha Bailey. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
SISTER ROBERTA NODA died Jan. 28, 2006. Born on Maui. A member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary who taught fourth, fifth and seventh grade at St. Patrick School until 1981. Also helped at St. Anthony Retreat Center and after retirement, at St. Ann School and parish. Survived by nieces, a nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church, Kane'ohe; Mass 11 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
ALICIA LYNN OKINISHI, 32, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 26, 2006. Born in Hilo. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Renwick; stepchildren, Kimberlyn and Kameron; parents, Abelardo and Felicia Gragas; sisters, Audrey Leitch and Anita DeVera; brothers, Arthur and Chade Gragas Sr. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Glad Tidings Church, Hilo; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
JENNIE "AUNTY HONEY" CHUN PIRES, 74, of Honolulu, died Feb. 2, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Waimano Training School and Hospital. Survived by son, Paul; daughters, Sharon Perreira and Julie Saldania; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Kaniaupio, Lillian Ernestberg and Elsie Fivella. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hospice of Hilo; service 5:30 p.m. Honolulu service pending. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
PATRICIA MONIS RAMOS, 63, of Honolulu, died Jan. 21, 2006. Born in 'Ele'ele, Kaua'i. A client service representative. Survived by husband, Juan "Johnny"; son, Alan; daughter, Michelle; brothers, Victor Jr. and Marvin Monis; sisters, Priscilla Kurihara and Linda Gushikuma. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church; service 11 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
ALBERTO HONG RINGOR, 67, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died Dec. 24, 2005. Born in Lahaina, Maui. A foreman retired from Tripler Army Medical Center warehouse. Survived by wife, Loretta; son, Casey; daughters, Larisa Meredith, Sherry Prevo and Renee Bennitt; five grandchildren; brother, Richard; sister, Patricia Mirafuentes. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes.
ALOALI'I SIMETA, 58, of Honolulu, died Jan. 30, 2006. Born in American Samoa. Survived by wife, Malamalama; sons, Junior, Richard and Filise; brothers, Vale, Michael and Jerry; sister, Noela; two grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church; Mass noon. Burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
HAROLD ALVES "HALE" VARES, 84, of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 29, 2006. Born in Pa'ia. A mechanic retired from HC&S. Survived by companion, Rebecca "Bing" Villarimo; sons, Kenneth and William; daughter, Kathleen Phillips; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Lei only. Casual attire.
MARJORIE "MARGIE" KAHOLO-KAI WESSEL, 79, of Waimanalo, died Jan. 31, 2006. Born on Kaua'i. A Kamehameha Schools custodian. Survived by daughters, Marjorie Stringer, Yvonne Souza and Lana Wistrick; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
YVETTE "KALEI" PEROFF YAMAMOTO, 56, of Wailuku, Maui, died Feb. 2, 2006. Born in Hawai'i. A tour director. Survived by parents, Borick and Jane; sister, Diana McKeague; brother, Brian Peroff. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; service 6 p.m. over the urn.
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