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PAUL SATORU AZUMA, 88, of Honolulu, died April 24, 2008. Born in 'Ewa. Retired Oahu Air Conditioning mechanic; member of the 100th Battalion. Survived by sons, Dr. Vernon, Dr. Steven and Dr. Eugene; eight grandchildren; brothers, Noboru and Akira; sister, Edith Leong. Service 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts). Aloha attire.
TERI ANN TAMIKO CHIGAWA, 39, of Waipahu, died April 26, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Wahiawa General Hospital administrative secretary. Survived by husband, Keith; brother-in-law, Colin; uncles; aunts. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
DOMINGO "BUN" SAMUEL DIKITO, 39, of 'Ewa Beach, died April 25, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Blayne; daughters, Brelynn, Bronlyn and Brenna; mother, Queenie Dikito-Ebinger; brothers, Gary, Glenn and Leroy; sisters, Clara, Corazon Morrissey and Lovey Mae; grandchild, Shyla. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m., burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
SUEO KANEHIRA, 84, of Kane'ohe, died April 24, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired military communications for Fort Shafter. Survived by brothers, Tamotsu, Clifford and James Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
CRISPIN "CRIS" "JR" TOTE LAYUGAN JR., 69, of Wahiawa, died May 5, 2008. Born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of Carpenters Union Local #745 and Banna-Caldaan Association. Survived by wife, Rosita; daughters, Gail Araki, Camille and Angela; three grandchildren; brothers, Edwin and Robert; sister, Eufemia Viernes. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.
BILL-WERNER MANUEL, 55, of Nanakuli, died April 26, 2008. Born in Nanakuli. Survived by wife Jaycene; sons, Bill-Werner Jr. "Braddah", Charles "Kana", Adam Duke and Brady-Werner "Kalawai"; daughters, Billie-Jo Dung "BJ", Dorilynn "Kanoe", Cliffordee Tama-shiro "Titi" and Brady-Ann "Tita"; brothers, Joseph "Kauka" and Joseph Jr.; sisters, Gardenia Kamealoha and Aaronelle Kaneakua; 18 grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m., service 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nanakuli Door of Faith Mission; visitation also 8 a.m. Thursday at the church; service 9 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
ROBERT MASUMI MIWA, 98, of Honolulu, died April 25, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Owner of Heights Service. Survived by wife, Tsuyako; sons, Melvin, Stephen, Russell and Howard; daughter, Phyllis Suematsu; brothers, James and Ernest; sisters, Dorothy Toyama, Myrtle Hamaoka and Grace Fukutomi; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
SHIGERU MOMOKI, 88, of Honolulu, died April 28, 2008. Born in Honolulu. A retired Hickam Air Force Base federal government fleet service supervisor. Survived by wife, Kimiye; sons, Lloyd and Dan; daughters, Lenore Chang and Judith Oshiro; five grandchildren; brothers, Mitsugi and Thomas. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
T. THOMAS "TOM" MORINAGA, 83, of Kane'ohe, died April 25, 2008. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. Retired civil engineer for the U.S. Coast Guard; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by son, Neil; daughters, Kit Uyeda, Pamela, Jan Miyamoto and Fay Morinaga-Pang; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Tamiko Nagai. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
RAYMOND SHIGERU ODA, 98, of Honolulu, died May 11, 2008. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. Retired Quality Feed proprietor. Survived by wife, Hazel; son, Miles; daughter, Janice Hirayasu; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
ERNEST TAMOTSU SHIMOKO, 80, of Kane'ohe, died May 9, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired Maluhia Hospital food service supervisor; Vacations Hawaii escort/greeter. Survived by wife, Gloria; daughters, Thorann Shimoko, Deanna Tanaka and Marlyn Deguchi; four grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Kamei and Sharon Nakai. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6 p.m.; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.
LELAND KENNETH SNEEN, 92, of Honolulu, died April 20, 2008. Born in Faribault, Minn. President of American Amicable Insurance Co. in the Far East. Survived by daughter, Carole Yoshida; son, David; sister, Dorothy Lindo; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
STANLEY KATSUMI TAKEMURA, 78, of Honolulu, died April 25, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired Thoht Construction carpenter. Survived by wife, Yooko; sons, Ben and Allen; daughter, Carol; one grandchild; brother, Masayoshi; sisters, Tatsue Maeda, Yukie Kashiwagi and Toshiko Kawasaki. Visitation noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 1 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. No monetary gifts.
CALVIN MASAYUKI TAKARA, 58, of Waipahu, died May 5, 2008. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Survived by mother, Haruko; brother, Ronald; sisters, Elsie Nagamine, Amy Odanaka and Eileen Gushiken; nephews, Kurt, Joel Nagamine and Ryan Odanaka; nieces, Jamie, Tiffany Gushiken. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
BRENDA "AUNTIE B" E. TIMAS, 63, of Honolulu, died April 21, 2008. Born in Oregon. Air Survey Hawaii office manager. Survived by companion, David Vaughn Timas; sons, William, Mike and Tony Boy Kaleponi and Ben Hanson; daughters, Jonnie, Geri and Honey Girl Kaleponi, Tammy Jo Avega and Brandie Taualupe; brother, Kelly Clarke; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes ceremony 9 a.m. Sunday at Duke Kahanamoku's Statue; celebration of life to follow at Queen's Beach. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.