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LEILANI A. APANA, 91, of Waimanalo, died Dec. 7, 2008. Born in San Francisco. A house mother with the Women's Community Correctional Center. Survived by son, Joseph Jr.; daughters, Jacqueline Woolsey, Leona Lindsey, Antoinette Driver, Joey Pajela, Noel Walker and Elizabeth Kaahue; brothers, John Allen, Clyde, Aaron and Charles Kini; 27 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
ROSAMOND LAU BARTZ, 91, of Honolulu, died Dec. 10, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired Kuhio School kindergarten teacher. Survived by son, John; daughters, Barbara Osborn and Beth Kingery; brother, Harold Lau; sisters, Margaret Yuen, Clarice Young and Hester Goforth; four grandchildren. Visitation 1 p.m. Tuesday at Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church; service 2 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations to the Women's League scholarship fund. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
ANTONINO RAMORAN CARLOS, 81, of Waipahu, died Dec. 5, 2008. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. Retired city emergency medical technician; a renown musician. Survived by wife, Emilia; son, Anthony; daughters, Charlotte Smith, Laura Baruz and Verniette Raymondo; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Camilo and Mariano; sisters, Perfecta "Eitang" Garcia, Dominga Belaras, Virginia Ishikawa, Leonora Peters, Rosita Guevera, Trinidad Aderinto and Magdalina McClung. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery.
FERDINAND TEJADA GASCON, 61, of Honolulu, died Nov. 25, 2008. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by wife, Irene; brother, Emilio Delos Santos; sisters, Consuelo Edrosa and Joyce Manuel. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
MATSUE GUSHIKEN, 86, of Hawi, Hawai'i, died Dec. 14, 2008. Born in Honolulu. A housewife. Survived by sons, George, Alvin and Glenn; daughters, Helen Bryant, Amy Tominage, Joanne Antonio and Suzie Arakaki; sisters, Kikue Unten and Setsuko Machida; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 2 p.m.; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
STANLEY NAOHIRO IKEI, 68, of Pearl City, died Dec. 11, 2008. Born in Honolulu. A University of Hawai'i Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program chef instructor. Survived by brothers, Duane and Kelvin; sisters, Joyce Ekimura and Gladys Hiramoto. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
SANAE OKAMURA IMAI, 81, of Kaunakakai, Moloka'i, died Nov. 25, 2008. Born on Moloka'i. Survived by daughters, Arlene Keanini and Wendy Ammasi; brother, Kaoru Okamura; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private family visitation 88 to 9 a.m. and public visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, Ho'olehua, Moloka'i; service 10 a.m. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
DORIS FUSAKO KAGIHARA, 99, of Honolulu, died Dec. 1, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired nurse of Drs. Thomas Frissell and Raymond Ogawa. Survived by son, Dr. Edward; brother, Thomas Takesue; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
DOROTHY TSURUYO KAIZUKA, 95, of Honolulu, died Nov. 24, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired seamstress for Malihini Sportswear. Survived by sons, Winfred, Bert, Glenn and John; daughter, Kathleen Iwao; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Lillian Komatsu, Mildred Kaya and Doris Tanaka. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
KENNETH SUNAO KAWAMOTO, 81, of Honolulu, died Dec. 12, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired manager and funeral director for Kukui Mortuary, Nu'uanu Mortuary and Diamond Head Mortuary; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Kimiko "Kay"; sons, Isaac and Denis; daughter, Diane Chan; two grandchildren; sisters, Muriel Okuda and Aileen Fukumoto. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.
DENVER RANDOLPH KESNER of Waipahu, died Dec. 6, 2008. Born in Virginia. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist. Survived by daughter, Penny Ann; son, Denver Jr.; sisters, Martha, Kate and Scott; brother, David; one grandson. Committal service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
JANET WONG LEE, 86, of Honolulu, died Nov. 23, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired from The Queen's Medical Center Pharmacy. Survived by husband, Clarence; son, Nelson; two grandsons. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
PATRICK PAUL MEDEIROS, 73, of Honolulu, died Nov. 18, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired City and County of Honolulu worker. Survived by wife, Gwen; son, Christopher; daughter, Bernadette Alaelua; brothers, Lionel and Thomas; four grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church; Mass 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
HEATHER KIMIYO NAGUWA, 85, of Honolulu, died Dec. 8, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Dr. Stanley, Warren and Dean; daughter, Dr. Gwen; sister, Esther Yamashita; five grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.
KUNI NAKAHAMA, 106, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2008. Born in Japan. Centenarian homemaker. Survived by three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
HISAYO OTA, 90, of 'Ewa Beach, died Dec. 5, 2008. Born in Waipahu. Member of Waipahu Soto Mission & Fujinkai. Survived by daughters, Evelyn Nakagawa, Irene Watanabe and May Jones; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.
SHINICHI NAKAMINE, 92, of Honolulu, died Nov. 29, 2008. Born in Wai'anae. Original owner of Grace's Lunchwagon. Survived by daughters, Joanne Kimokeo, Barbara Lawson and Patricia Nakamine; grandchildren, Reid Kimokeo, Carla Kimokeo-Valdez, Barry Kimokeo and Spencer Hisatake; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon. No flowers. Casual attire.
KENJI NISHIJIMA, 80, of Waipahu, died Dec. 10, 2008. Born on Kaua'i. Retired Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines electrician. No known survivors. Private service. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.
RONALD A. PAIGE, 91, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died Dec. 13, 2008. Born in Massachusetts. Retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel. Private service. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawai'i.
LORRAINE PHILLIPS PERREIRA, 81, of Pukalani, Maui, died Dec. 6, 2008. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired nurse's aide. Survived by daughter, Bernadette; sons, Christopher, Benedict and Harrison; brother, Wilfred Phillips; sisters, Katherine Winters, Josephine Hagmen and Edna Kern; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
JOHN WALLACE RICHARDSON JR., 82, of Kurtistown, Hawai'i, died Dec. 12, 2008. Born in Kansas City, Mo. Survived by wife, Joyce; sons, Lynn and James; daughter, Jill; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Robinson. Celebration of life Sunday at his home, 16-443 Pualani St. Call 982-3545 or 551-4285 for directions. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
NATHAN E. SILVA, 48, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died Nov. 30, 2008. A cook. Survived by wife, Deborah; sons, Nathan and Nicolas; daughters, Nadine and Natasha; eight grandchildren; parents, Paul and Penny; brothers; Jerry and Rodney; sister, Kathy Evangelio. Celebration of life held. Arrangements by Palm Motuary, Las Vegas.
NORMAN HIROSHI TERAMOTO, 67, of Honolulu, died Nov. 14, 2008. Born in Pahala, Hawai'i. Retired state draftsman. Survived by brother, Kenneth; sisters, Vivien Keliiaa and Eleanor Lau. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
GILBERT PATARLAS VALDEZ, 94, of Hale'iwa, died Dec. 7, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughters, Ruth Johnson, Hedy Spence and Willa; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Crawfords Convalescent Home 58-130 Kamehameha Highway, Hale'iwa, HI 96712. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
KIMOKEO WAKITA, 39, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Dec. 12, 2008. Born in Kohala, Hawai'i. County of Hawai'i Environmental Management Solid Waste Division equipment operator. Survived by wife, Crystal; son, Kealohapau'ole; daughters, Ashley and Kainani; parents, Charles and Momi; brothers, Kahuwila and Kaniala Kanakaole, Randy Apele, Kahoalii and Kamaka; sisters, Kaohu Kanakaole and Kaui. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 4. Casual attire.
ALFRED BURRELL "BILL" WIEDEMAN, 85, of California, formerly of Kailua, died Dec. 8, 2008. Co-owner of Connie Wiedeman Inc., Real Property Investment Engineering Inc. and Sentinel Escrow of Hawai'i Inc.; vice president and treasurer of the former HC&D; World War II Army Air Corp officer. Survived by wife, Connie; daughter, Juli Showkeir Oliver; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. No service. No flowers. Arrangements by Neptune Society.
WARREN "TOMMY" THOMAS WILLIAMS, 59, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 10, 2008. Born in Honolulu. A groundskeeper. Survived by sons, Bernard and Troy; sister, Dora; five grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 11 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
WAYNE YAMAMOTO, 60, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Dec. 3, 2008. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Lihu'e Plantation Co. welder. Survived by daughter, Kristy Swinehart; two sons; brothers, Milton, Melvin, Dexter and Kenneth. Private service. Arrangements by Kaua'i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.