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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 11, 2006


Advertiser Staff

The Advertiser publishes obituaries about people of interest to its readers as a free public service. Obituaries may be submitted by mortuaries or, with proof of death, by individuals in writing. Fax 525-8037 or write to Obituaries Editor, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Include a contact name and phone number. We reserve the right to edit for form, style and newsworthiness. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. To publish paid death notices, call the classified ads department at 521-9111.

MITSU ABE, 88, of Honolulu, formerly of Hali'imaile, Maui, died May 5, 2006. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired private housekeeper for Wilmore residence. Survived by son, Ken; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Hachiro, James and Harry Okazaki; sisters, Grace Inouye and Irene Nakamura. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

JULIA KAPULANI MAKUA "AUNTY JULES" "GRANDMA AKI" AKI, 102, of Honolulu, died May 4, 2006. Born in Na'alehu, Ka'u, Hawai'i. Retired house mother for St. Anthony's Home. Survived by daughters, Sister Herman Julia Aki and Lorraine Pa; brothers, Samuel Makua Sr. and Daniel Naauao; two grandchildren Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Church, Kalihi; Mass 9 a.m.; burial 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

ELLEN K. CHANG, 90, of Honolulu, died May 9, 2006. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. Longtime Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard secretary. Survived by daughter, Lydia Gibson; son, Allen. Donations to animal shelter of choice. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

DAVID ALAN DAWES, 71, of Sprecklesville, Maui, died May 8, 2006. Born in Los Angeles. Retired. Survived by wife, Patsy; son, Matt; daughter, Dana Anderson; brother, Ted; four grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kihei; scattering of ashes at a later date. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

LORNE "DES" HERMAN DES ROCHERS, 76, of Nanawale Estates, Hawai'i, died May 4, 2006. Born in British Columbia, Canada. Construction worker and proprietor of Aloha Garage Doors. Survived by wife, Diane; daughter, Joanne; stepson, Jason Halderson; four sisters; two grandchildren. No service. Scattering of ashes. Donations to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Hilo. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

SANDRA LEE NOELANI DIAS, 50, of Wai'anae, died April 25, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Ernest Sr.; sons, Herman Mahu and Ernest Jr.; daughters, Janice Mahu and Chance; brothers, James, Derwood and Wayde Mahu; sisters, Jeri Torries and Toby Mahu; 13 grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Hill of Zion Church; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow.

"MAMA" FILOMENA VENDOLA DINGLE, 70, of Makawao, Maui, died May 3, 2006. Born in Italy. Survived by brother, Raffaele Vendola; sister, Nina Vendola Puzziferri. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at 217 West Kauai St., Kahului. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

NOELLE KAPUA FARAG, 4 months and 6 days old, of Kailua, died April 4, 2006. Survived by father, the Rev. J.D.; mother, Kellie; brothers, Elias and Levi; grandparents, Sam and Barbara Linn. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel Kane'ohe (in the Kane'ohe Seventh-day Adventist Church building, 45-566 Mahinui St.); reception to follow. Aloha attire. Donations to Aloha Pregnancy Care and Counseling Centers (www.apccc.org) or Trisomy 18 Foundation (www.trisomy18support.org).

ISABELL FERNANDEZ, 89, of Makawao, Maui, died April 28, 2006. Born in Nahiku, Maui. A homemaker. Survived by daughters, Carol Leval and Dorothy Amoral; sisters, Katherine Marciel, Helen Cordeiro, Rita Leval, Flora Cooper, Marie Amoral and Theresa Nunes; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

MARGARET MARY FINK, 55, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died May 3, 2006. Born in St. Paul, Minn. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Win; stepsons, Derek, Scott and David; brothers, Bruce, Eugene, Kevin, Brian and Peter Houle; sisters, Karen Bolz, Cynthia Heaney, Rosemary Roy, Gloria Benz and Jennifer Lundquist; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Service in Minnesota at a later date. No flowers or memorials. Donations to American Stroke Association of Hilo or Hawai'i Island Humane Society. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

FRANCISCO AROY "KIKO" FONTANILLA, 77, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2006. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by wife, Celestina; sons, Francis, Ferdinand and Francisco Jr.; daughters, Gloria Nunag and Christine Julian; brother, Leoncito; sisters, Rita Pascual, Sally Pascual, Corazon Macalma, Helen Lacson, Lydia Cuadro and Imelda Pidlaoan; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Philomena Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

JAMES "GABBY" BENJAMIN GOEAS, 82, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawai'i National Guard staff sergeant. Survived by sons, James-Dean, Alan, Ezekiel and Malachi; daughters, Paulie-Ann Nakila and Terry-Ann. Visitation 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

HIROSHI ITO, 56, of Honolulu, died May 7, 2006. Born in Sendai, Japan. Architect and director of technical services for Airport & Aviation Professionals, Inc. Survived by wife, Valerie; daughter, Lauren; son, Marc; father, Woodrow; mother, Tei; sister, Rosemary. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Monday at Punahou School Thurston Memorial Chapel; service 6 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

MARY FUMIKO KANESHIRO, 82, of Kane'ohe, died March 30, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired sales manager for Army and Air Force Exchange Services. Survived by sons, Gary and Rodney; daughter, Laraine Miyahira; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Nancy Higa and Grace Higa. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

TETSUO KIDO, 86, of Kailua, died April 28, 2006. Born in Waiakea, Hawai'i. Retired carpenter. Survived by sons, Leighton and Sydney; two grandchildren; brothers, Fumio, Hideo and Atsuo; sister, Jane Yamamoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

ALFREDO ROSETE LANTANO, 96, of 'Aiea, died May 6, 2006. Born in Pitombayog, Mayantoc, Tarlac, Philippines. Retired from the Ilikai Hotel. Survived by former wife, Linda Castillo; daughter, Mary-Shirley Ann; granddaughter, Nicole Lantano-Aguinaldo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church, Kalihi; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipi'o; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

DAVID COSTA LINDO, 89, of Honolulu, died May 2, 2006. Born in Oakland, Calif. Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee; retired from Long Beach State College. Survived by wife, Geraldine; son, David "Butch" Jr.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

LUFIA MASOE, 68, of Kahuku, died May 5, 2006. Born in Vaitoloa, Samoa. Retired ground maintenance worker for the Polynesian Cultural Center. Survived by wife, Grace; sons, Lufia Jr., Raymond, Benjamin and Ose Jr.; daughters, Elizabeth Fesolai, Lasela Saga and Jillian Mataele; mother, Salema Hunt Masoe; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Tony, Fono, Pati, Ose, Sione and Charles "Sale"; sisters, Vaimoana Boon, Vaimanino Tofa, Heka Masoe, Manaia Satele and Susaga Liaga. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La'ie 9th Ward; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at La'ie Cemetery. Arrangements by Woosley-Hosoi Mortuary Services.

TERRY ROGER OVER, 57, of Diamond Head, died May 2, 2006. Born in Pasadena, Calif. Entrepreneur and owner/operator of Terry's Pool and Spa. Survived by son, Toti; grandson, Tyler; brothers and sisters. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's By the Sea. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

SAMANTHA SAMMI KIMBERLY-MAE ERMITANIO PASCUA, 9, of 'Ewa Beach, died April 18, 2006. Born in Honolulu. A St. Theresa School student. Survived by mother, Eully; sister, Cristine; brother, Matthew; grandparents, Mariano Ermitanio, Simeona Ermitanio, Rolando Sr. and Rosita. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

YUKIKO TSUKIYAMA, 90, of Honolulu, died April 21, 2006. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by son, Roy; granddaughters, Debra Mancao and Lynn; grandson, Meil; great-granddaughter, Nalani Mancao. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

JAIME TUGADI, 71, of Lawai'i, Kaua'i, died May 8, 2006. Born in the Philippines. A teacher. Survived by wife, Lovelina; son, Arnel; daughters, Joan Balderas, Fe de Peralta and Beatriz Rivera; six grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Visitation also 9 to 9:45 a.m Saturday at St. Raphael's Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

KENNETH KOTOKU UYEHARA, 86, of Honolulu, formerly of Los Angeles, died May 1, 2006. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Retired supervising clerk with the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center. Survived by daughter, Carol; brother, Richard; sister, Lillian Ishiki. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.