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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 14, 2008


 •  Bob Oshiro, Democratic stalwart

Advertiser Staff

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HARRIET AHANA ALBAO, 92, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Feb. 11, 2008. Born in Hule'ia, Kaua'i. Retired editor for the Garden Island newspaper and administration employee for the Social Security office. Survived by sons, Timothy and Jeffrey; daughter, Candace Yanagihara; brother, Ah Sau Ahana; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at All Saints Church, Kapa'a, Kaua'i; service 11 a.m.; inurnment to follow at the church cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.

RUTH S. BALLARD, 87, of Honolulu, died Feb. 1, 2008. Born in Dunn Center, N.D. Retired Radford High School counselor. Survived by brother, William Swenson. Private service. Donations to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

LOUIS DAVID BLOOM, 92, of Keauhou, Hawai'i, died Feb. 11, 2008. Born in Philadelphia. Retired chemical engineer. Survived by sons, David and Kenneth; brother, Alfred Bloom, M.D.; sister, Fannie DeJohn; two granddaughters. Service pending. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawai'i, Kailua, Kona.

U.S. flag TOSHIMITSU HARA, 76, of 'Aiea, died Jan. 19, 2008. Born in Kaueleau, Hawai'i. Retired St. Francis Medical Center chief storekeeper; retired U.S. Army sergeant 1st class with 28 years of service. Survived by wife, Maria; brothers, Tadayoshi and Takeshi; sisters, Emily Igarashi, Eva Kobayashi and Lyn. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

U.S. flag EMMA LUE DRAKE JOHNSON, 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 15, 2008. Born in Manitou, Colo. Survived by son, Robert Franklin Johnson; daughter, Karen Lee Johnson; brother, Edgar Drake; three grandchildren; one great-grandson. Service 3 p.m. tomorrow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

THELMA TATSUE KATSUKI, 91, of Honolulu, died Feb. 7, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired licensed practical nurse for Sanford Katsuki, M.D. Survived by daughters, Linda Katsuki and Ellen Desruisseaux; one granddaughter; brothers, Isami "Mike" and Harry Tsuji. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

NANCY "KAUI" VICTOR KAUIOKALANI KAONOHI, 49, of Waimanalo, died Feb. 6, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Ramp handler for FedEx; former manager at Burger King and Volume Service, Inc./Center Plate. Survived by parents, James Jr. and Anna "Dodo; brother, James "Kimo" III; sisters, Jimmienette "Jimma" Lopez, Nancine "Kalani" McCorriston, Roxanna "Ulu" Kaonohi, Wendy "Keanu" Camara, Raynell "Uilani" Hall and Anna "Napua" Germano. Visitation 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Olomana Ward; service 8:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park; reception to follow at the church. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

U.S. flag TSUGIO KIYOHIRO, 90, of 'Aiea, died Jan. 17, 2008. Born in 'Ewa. U.S. Army veteran. Survived by daughter, Winifred Amii; brother, Fred; sister, Violet Suda; grandchildren, Clint and Allison Amii; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Colin and Casey. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

DONALD D. NIECE, 90, of Kihei, Maui, died Feb. 10, 2008. Born in St. Paris, Ohio. Barber. Survived by wife, Dorothy; daughter, Denise Guerin; sister, Vivian Meyers; two grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

U.S. flag HARRY LIONEL PANAI "BLA" ONEHA JR., 72, of Wai'anae, died Jan. 23, 2008. Born in Waipahu. U.S. Army veteran; past president of 'Ewa Beach Jaycees and a Junior Chamber of Commerce International senator. Survived by sisters, Kaui Brandt, Barbara McMillen, Gwendolyn Oneha, Bonnie Pang and Norie Moyen; brother, Randall. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ANGIELIC BAUTISTA PAJINAG, 35, of Buena Park, Calif., died Feb. 9, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Tante; father, Franklin Bautista Sr.; mother, Florinda Bautista; brothers, Frenklin Jr. and Steven Bautista; sisters, Rosalynda and Rachele Bautista; grandmother, Modesta Bautista. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; service 11:30 a.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

LEO RIEL SR., 83, of Honolulu, died Feb. 2, 2008. Born in Leyte, Philippines. Retired union painter. Survived by sons, Leon Jr., Alvin, David, and Michael; daughters, Glenda Celebrado, Julie Dayaganon, Audrey Dela Cruz and Georgette Nickulas; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Philomena Church; Mass 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

BRIAN WILLIAM SCHENK, 56, of Wailuku, Maui, died Feb. 9, 2008. Born in Detroit, Mich. Orchid grower. Survived by parents, Walter and Mary Lou; brothers, David, Douglas, Gregory, Michael, Kenneth and Jeffery. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church; Mass 10:45 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at the Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

GEORGE TOSHIYUKI SHIJO, 79, of Pearl City, died Jan. 26, 2008. Born in Wahiawa. Retired Barbers Point Public Works Center maintenance supervisor. Survived by wife, Gladys; son, Clyde; daughter, Deborah Bird; granddaughter, Kaylee Bird; sisters, Evelyn Kihara and Dora Sakurao. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

SUMIE TAOKA, 90, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 29, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Homemaker. Survived by sons, Roy and Galen; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Herbert and Larry Yoshimoto; sister, Edith Kuwamoto. Visitation 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service noon. No flowers. Casual attire.

RALPH TIN YAI YEE, 84, of Honolulu, died Dec. 31, 2007. Born in Honolulu. Retired accountant at COMTEST Technologies Inc. Survived by wife, Mabel; son, Reginald; daughters, Marian, Virginia Lau and Loretta; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Richard, Ernest and Raymond; sister, Sadie Gouveia. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.