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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 21, 2006


 •  Services for Maui hula elder

Advertiser Staff

PATRICIO ACAIN, 78, of Waimea, Kaua'i, died June 17, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A dairy worker. Survived by wife, Florence; sons, Patrick, Aaron and Anthony; daughter, Allison Gaertner; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Kaua'i Veterans Cemetery pavilion; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

RONALD "JOHNNY" CALDERON CANESO, 63, died May 25, 2006. Born in Nanguneg, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Owner of Lita's Leis and Flower Shoppe. Survived by wife, Lolita; sons, Ericson and Clarence; daughter, Marilou Quillopo; brother, Argelino; sister, Naty Cabreros; seven grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

ELENA CHRISTINE CARDUS, 44, of Kane'ohe, died June 14, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Violet; mother, Juanita; two grandchildren; brothers, Clifford Jr. and Kimo. Burial pending. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

LAVERNE LEIMOMI CONCEICAO CHONG, 60, of Kailua, died June 16, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A cashier at Longs Drug Store. Survived by sons, William and Gaylord; daughter, Natasha Pulusila; stepsons, Derek and Eric Waltz, and Dane Chong; stepdaughter, Lorie Hart; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Clement Conceicao; sister, Ione Gumpfer. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. John Vianney's Church; Mass 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

FIAPAIPAI LITIA FONG, 70, of Waipahu, died June 11, 2006. Survived by husband, Renjye; son, Faimafili Taufa'asau; daughters, Otila Tui, Roselie Taliauli and Bathey; brother, Valentino Taufa'asau; sisters, Sieni Siaki, Juliana Alapapa, Teresa Savelio, Caroline Paopao and Va Atonio; eight grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Outreach Center, Waipahu; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Donations to American Savings—Lighthouse Outreach Center, 94-230 Leokane St., Waipahu, HI 96797. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

ROBERT C. FORDYCE, 87, of 'Ewa Beach, died June 13, 2006. Born in West Virginia. Retired U.S. Army colonel. Survived by son, Frederic Kefi. Private service held; burial at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

MARY FUNES, 86, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 4, 2006. Born in Colorado. A seamstress. Survived by daughter, Linda Collazo; son, J. "Paku"; brother, Frank Cabrera; sister, Secorra Riso; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Leleiwi Beach Park, Pavilions 7 and 8. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

AARON "RON" K. HEDGE, 66, of Honolulu, died June 10, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant. Survived by wife, Shirley; daughter, Sandy "Kanoelani Wailehua; brother, Arlin. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

GEORGE "KEOKI" HELEKAHI, 50, of Wai'anae, died June 11, 2006. Born in Honolulu. President and founder of Westside Cruisers Car Club; owner of Hawaiian Island Choppers and G & G Pressure Washing. Survived by wife, Zelinda "Zee"; son, Jorge; daughters, Nikole and Zharise; brothers, Gerald and Gerard Toguchi; sisters, Geraldine Peredes, Germaine Toguchi and Gerraine Dancel. Visitation 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

CHERYL ANN KEOLA HORITA, 57, of 'Aiea, died June 16, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Herbert; daughters, Johnelle Conching, Jennifer Ta'a and Jodilyn Ogawa; son, Joshua; parents, Keola Nunies and Apolei Kahai; brothers, Wayne, Robert, Kai, Ryan and Brian; sisters, Waynetta, Wenda, Charlynn, JoAnn, Joycelyn, Pualani, Puanani and Sharifa; nine grandchildren; hanai sons, Sam and Ben. Visitation 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown Chapel; service 7 p.m. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

HAZEL NYUK YUNG HUANG, 99, of Honolulu, died June 13, 2006. Born in Kula, Maui. Survived by nephews and nieces. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Chinese Church of Christ; inurnment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

TOSHIO "KAPA" INABA, 94, of Kahului, Maui, died June 16, 2006. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. carpenter. Survived by wife, Flora; sons, Edward, Russell, Warren and Raymond; daughters, Shirley Yanagisawa and Colleen Fujimoto; brother, Tadahiko; sister, Tamie Nakagawa; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Maui; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ETHEL CHIYOKO JITCHAKU, 91, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died June 19, 2006. Born in Hawi, North Kohala, Hawai'i. Member of Hilo Hooganji Mission. Survived by husband, Richard; sons, Alvin and Robert; daughter, Nanette Hiraoka; sister, Hatsuko Chinen; hanai brother, Harold Higa; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

GREGORY EHU HAENA KAAIHUE, 80, of Kailua, died May 24, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired plumber. Survived by daughters, Linda Kaaihue-Olivera and Melanie; two granddaughters; sister, Ruby "Momi" Ventson. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

HERMAN HARRIGAN KALEIKINI, 79, of Wailuku, Maui, died June 7, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A staff sergeant retired from the U.S. Army. Survived by daughters, Ululani Kaupe, Muliwai Manlapit, Leilani Hensly, Deborah-Jean Vankuren and Sadie Lankford; sons, Herman Kaleikini Jr., Douglas "Maile" Vankuren, James Polk, and James "Bobo" and Patrick Vankuren; sisters, Suzy Medeiros, Pauline Kaleikini Turibio and Julia-Betty Abraham; brother, Joseph; 35 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

YOSHINOBU KIHARA, 93, of 'Aiea, died June 11, 2006. Born in 'Aiea. A carpenter retired from Hirano Bros. A member of Aiea Hongwanji Mission and the Carpenters Union. Survived by son, Wayne; daughters, Janet Higa, Charlene Asato and Yaeko "Amy" Kihara; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

MARGARET LEIALOHA KOP, 91, of Honolulu, died June 14, 2006. Born in Hawai'i. A retired federal telephone operator. Survived by husband, Lester; daughters, Olan Carpenter and Jennifer Walthall; sons, Edward and Robert Peltier. Private family service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

WILLIAM LYMAN MANSFIELD, 83, of Honolulu, formerly of Largo, Fla., died June 18, 2006. Born in Chicago, Ill. A retired manager in the retail grocery business. Survived by wife, Esther; son, William; daughters, Katherine Cott and Wanda Heaman; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lyman "Ike" Jr., John, Bob, Tom and Jim; sisters, Catherine "Kay" Hancock, Rosemary Younger, Joan Farrell and Sharon Mansfield. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, Phase 2 Chapel, 446 Kawaihae St. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

MAKOTO OKIDO, 96, of Honomu, died June 2, 2006. Born in Honomu. Retired from Pepeekeo Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Setsuko; brother, Masao. Service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

FELIPE P. PAET, 92, of Honolulu, died June 6, 2006. Born in Taleb Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A rigger retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by wife, Alejandria; son, Romeo; daughter, Maria Paet-Ugaitafa; brother, Antonio; four grandchildren. Visitation from 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Church, Kalihi; Mass 8:30 a.m.; burial 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JASMINE ANN PIANO, 31, of Kihei, Maui, died June 11, 2006. Born in Wailuku, Maui. An accountant for Toma & Dreyson CPA. Survived by father, John; mother, Nellie; sister, Jaime; grandmother, Feliza Cortez Padre. Visitation 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church, Kihei; Mass 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church; burial 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

ATANACIO RAMOS TABBAL, 100, of Lahaina, Maui, died June 12, 2006. Born in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A plantation worker retired from Pioneer Mill. Survived by wife, Florentina; sons, Rodolpo, Sim, John, Benjamin, Romeo and Edilberto; daughters, Rosalina Texeira, Prorinda Martinez, Angelina Tanaka and Janice Fairbanks; 31 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church; service 10 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

LING SEN TANG, 85, of Honolulu, died June 9, 2006. Born in China. Retired Central Trust of China, Taiwan, chief administrator. Survived by wife, Mei Yun; sons, Chi Ming, Chien Ming, Lung Ming and You Ming; daughters, Suey Ming Tao and Yueh Ming Cheung; two grandchildren. Service 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

JOSEPH "PAPA JOE" VICENT VICTORINO SR., 76, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died June 19, 2006. Born in Hawai'i. Retired from Kauai Resort Hotel. Survived by son, Joseph Jr.; daughter, Linda; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; hanai daughter, Healani Mandrigues; brother, Louis Victorino; sisters, Thelma Lopez, Alma Soares and Marie Rosa. Visitation 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kapa'a Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

JEREMIAH AKIO NAPUAEHU WATANABE, infant son of Kyleen Watanabe, of Maui, died June 11, 2006. Also survived by grandmother, Nani; great-grandfather, Kenneth. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 5 p.m.; cremation to follow. Lei only. Aloha or casual attire.

MASASHI WATANABE, 76, of Wahiawa, died June 11, 2006. Born in Pa'auilo, Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Joan; sons, Steve and David; brothers, Yoshito and Takeshi; sisters, Irene Takahara, Ruth Flores and Elaine Inafuku; daughters, Joyce Pao, Gale Watanabe and Cindy Bae; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

MARTHA JANIECE WELLMAN, 49, of Kurtistown, Hawai'i, died June 17, 2006. Born in East St. Louis, Ill. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Christopher Whitehead, Larry Jr., Warren and Thomas Wellman; daughters, Amber Whitehead and Brandy Mueller; sister, Mary Jo Hopper and Nell Hannon; brothers, Marion, James and Timothy; three grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial 9 a.m. Monday at East Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

KYONG Y. WONG, 83, of Mililani, died June 16, 2006. Born in Wahiawa. Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree. Survived by sister, Lai Har Huang. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.