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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2006


Advertiser Staff

FRIDA "ITANG" AGUINALDO, 67, of Honolulu, died Feb. 10, 2006. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by husband, Elpidio; sons, Amado, Wilson and Joseph; daughters, Tess Ancheta and Femar Lee; father, Sinforoso Ragasa; brothers, Loreto, Semion, Alfredo and Arnulfo Ragasa; sisters, Violeta Baribar, Leonarda Ragasa, Pacing Gamay and Edelyn Ragasa; six grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

LINDA DIANE AH SAM, 51, of Waimanalo, died Feb. 15, 2006. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Survived by husband, Ronald; son, Jacob; sister, Wanda Wilkinson. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel; service 10 a.m.; private scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

WALTER E. CAMACHO, 84, of Ho-nolulu, died Feb. 11, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Longtime Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrical engineer. Survived by wife, Thelma; daughters, Bernice Mattingly, Merilyn Brown, Waldeen Miranda and Joan Rosales; sisters, Lauri Light and Lucille Montiho; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday at The Catholic Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

THELMA TSUTAYE IWAMOTO, 89, of Honolulu, died Feb. 15, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired Dole Cannery pineapple packer. Survived by husband, Yoshio; son, Francis; daughters, Diana Ishihara and Gloria Hasegawa; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ALEXANDER "ALIKA" KANEAKUA, 87, of Honolulu, died Feb. 14, 2006. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. City Refuse Division retiree and steel guitar player. Survived by sons, Alexander Jr. and Wayne Haia; daughters, Poniala Morales, Faith Chung and Carol Kaneui Kaneakua; brothers, Thomas and Walter; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

SHIGEJI KOBAYASHI, 89, of Ho-nolulu, died Jan. 13, 2006. Born in Waialua. Retired welder. Survived by wife, Matsuko; sons, Glenn and Richard; brother, Kichitaro; sisters, Satsuko Watanabe and Masae Wakatsuki; two grandchildren. Service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

LILLIAN MISAO ROBELLO, 76, of Honolulu, died Feb. 24, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Norman DeMello, and Ernest, John and Frank; daughter, Mary Tarutani; 11 grandchildren. Service 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

JOEL A. SANTIAGO, 27, of Waipahu, died Feb. 15, 2006. Born in the Philippines. Survived by mother, Zenaida Arcangel; brother, Michael; sister, Melanie Monis. Visitation 6 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Baptist Church; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. No flowers; lei welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

ROBERT TADASHI SONODA, 70, of Honolulu, died Feb. 23, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired U.S. Army master sergeant. Survived by wife, Ayako; sons, Joseph and Timmy; daughter, Cila Goda; three grandsons. Visitation 6 p.m. March 9 at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 11 a.m. March 10 at the mortuary; burial service 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

GLORIA JUNE STIPE, 76, of El Cajon, Calif., died Jan. 30, 2006. Born in Harrisburg, Pa. Retired civil service registered nurse. Survived by companion, Maxine Davis; sister, Jean Paul; and Hawai'i 'ohana. Celebration of life 4 p.m. Friday at 19 Pueohala Place, Kailua. Donations to San Diego Cancer Society. Arrangements by El Cajon Mortuary.

MAY SEIKO TSUBOTA, 79, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Feb. 11, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired owner of Puna Tavern. Survived by husband, Sadamu; daughters, Suzan Nakashima and Hazelynn Amano; son, Russell; brother, Harold Kamoto; sister, Doris Shimizu; five grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at Puna Hongwanji Mission; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo, Hawai'i.

MARGARET KIYOKO VIERKOETTER, 82, of Redondo Beach, Calif., formerly of Kilauea, Hawai'i, died Dec. 21, 2005. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. Survived by sons, Jim and Jerry; daughter, Joyce; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Chizuko Takara, Tokushin Nakamoto, Anne Nakamoto, Ruth Iha, Wallace Nakamoto and George Nakamoto. Celebration of life 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at Community Church of Christ, 45-119 Kane'ohe Bay Drive. Aloha/casual attire. Arrangements by Rice Mortuary, Torrance Calif.

CISARIO "SONNY" YADAO, 71, of Hillsboro, Ore., died Feb. 15, 2006. Born in Kilauea, Kaua'i. An athlete. Survived by wife, Carmelita; sons, Alvin, David, Danny and Tracy; daughters, Roxanne and Leslie Yadao, and Alexis Kozak; sisters, Sally Pasion, Paula Cadaoas, Veronica Cook and Karen Guillermo; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; cemetery service 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Service also 11:30 a.m. March 25 at 'Anini Beach, Kaua'i.

NELSON PUAMANA YOUNG, 47, of Honolulu, died Feb. 2, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Member of 'Aiea Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survived by wife, Leonette "Bebe"; son, Zachary "Pono"; daughter, Zoe "Pii"; sister, Liann "April." Visitation 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 1 p.m.; inurnment 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.