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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, September 10, 2008


ROMELIAS DOMINGO AGUSTIN SR., 96, of Lana'i City, Lana'i, died Aug 25, 2008. Born in San Nicholas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Dole Co. refuse truck driver. Survived by wife, Paula Domingo Agustin; sons, Romelias Jr., Gregory Sr., Frederick and Walden Sr.; daughter, Magdalina Cabras; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Novena prayers at Sacred Heart Church, Lana'i City from Friday to Sept. 20. Vigil service 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Union Hall, Lana'i. Vigil service also Sept. 20 at the church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at the Lana'i Cemetery. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

FRANKLIN "RANDY" BENJAMIN BENABISE SR., 63, of Waipahu, died Aug. 22, 2008. Born in Waipahu. Survived by sons, Jeremy Montes, Franklin Jr. and Gabriel; daughter, Aleka Coranado; brother, George Binabise; sisters, Lenora Domingo, Pacita Raymondo and Rose Clavel; six grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 11 a.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

LEMONA "RAYMOND" PALENE CHING, 36, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Aug. 29, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Survived by father, Bruce Sr.; mother, Noella David-Smith; brother, Bruce Jr.; stepbrothers, Sidney Smith III and Shelby Smith; stepsister, Allison; grandmother, Alice. Visitation 5:30 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes Saturday in Honolulu. No flowers. Casual attire.

LEILANI DEBUSCA-MANKE, 56, of 'Aiea, died Sept. 4, 2008. Born in Honolulu. A member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown 1st Ward. Survived by husband, Joe Manke; son, Joey Manke; daughters, Adrienne Isham and Mercedes Flores; parents, Mariano and Mercedes Debusca; brother, Kelvin Debusca; sisters, Aldrena Cantrell and Marian Kaaa; nine grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown 1st Ward; service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

BRYAN A. DUNHAM, 31, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died Aug. 23, 2008. Born in Seattle. A 1995 Roosevelt High School graduate and carpenter. Survived by parents, Stephanie and Roger; sister, Julia; grandmother, Louise Bedker. Service held. Memorial Web site: www.lostscruz.com. Arrangements by Floral Hills Mortuary and Cemetery, Lynnwood, Wash.

BETTY FRANCES HILL, 87, of Kihei, Maui, died Aug. 31, 2008. Born in Indianapolis, Ind. A homemaker. Survived by husband, James; son, Richard; daughter, Marian Elliot; sister, Barbra Easterday; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 4 p.m. Monday at Hope Chapel, Kihei; scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

YOSHINORI HIRAZUMI, 90, of Volcano, Hawai'i, died Aug. 29, 2008. Born in Ke'ei, Kona, Hawai'i. A self-employed peddler. Survived by wife, Carol; sons, Frank and Reynold; daughters, Lorraine Shimauchi and Karen Tanigawa; brothers, Naoshi and Sadamu; sister, Clara Shirota; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Donations to Hospice of Hilo and Volcano Community Foundation. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

WARREN WILLIAM HOLLISTER, 26, of Kawaihae, Hawai'i, died Sept. 4. 2008. Born in Kealakekua, Hawai'i. Manager of Lex Brodie's Tire & Service Center in Waimea. Survived by parents, Bradley and Georgette "Joey"; brothers, Alexander "Alika," Karl and Jordan "Jay"; sister, Kauilanionalehua; three nieces; one nephew. Service 6 p.m. Friday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Church, Waimea. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home in West Hawai'i.

DENNIS MINORU INOUYE, 61, of Pearl City, died Sept. 4, 2008. Born on Kaua'i. Retired electrician. Survived by mother; sisters; children; grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

SHARON RAE KALEIKINI, 60, of Mililani, died Sept. 1, 2008. Born in Tularosa, N.M. A 7-Eleven store manager. Survived by son, Kenneth; daughters, Mikul Kaleikini and Joey Lucas; mother, Joanne Fobes; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. No service. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

WILLIAM "KANAK" "UNCLE BILL" "COACH BILL" T. KANEAKALAU, 65, of Hau'ula, died Aug. 25, 2008. Born in 'Ewa Beach. Retired La'ie Elementary School head custodian. Survived by wife, Melody; sons, Bobo, Billy and Keoke; daughters, Popo Capillan and Dodo Kaneakalau; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Aggie and Ruthie Watson and Annie Sotelo; brothers, Hiram and David Watson. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; graveside service 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

EDITH KIYOKO KANESHIRO, 88, of Honolulu, died Aug. 31, 2008. Born in Laupahoehoe, Hawai'i. Retired Maunalani Nursing Facility dietetic cook. Survived by son, Lloyd; daughters, Grace Arakaki and Karen Apostol; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, James and Richard Nagamine; sisters, Stella Higa, Mary Arakaki and Shirley Teruya. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

LISA H. KAUL, 74, of Ha'iku, Maui, died Sept. 3, 2008. Born in New York. Retired social worker in California. Survived by daughter, Lauri Cerizo; three grandchildren. Service pending. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

KYUNG CHO KIM, 84, of 'Ewa Beach, died Aug. 29, 2008. Born in Wahiawa. Survived by son, David Jungquist; daughter, JoAnn Robley; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

CLYDE S. LEE, 87, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Sept. 1, 2008. Born in Honolulu. A retired federal government employee. Survived by wife, Kay; son, Roger; stepson, Frank Izuta; daughters, Suzanne Wong, Linda Lee, Janice Kuromoto and Helen Tricas; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Clifford. Private service held. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

EDITH ANNELIESE LUNASCO, 76, of Waialua, died Aug. 28, 2008. Born in Weisbaden, Germany. President of Lion's Club of Wai'anae and Waialua; team mother for Waialua Little League for nine years. Survived by husband, Mariano; sons, Thomas, Albert and Raymond Nakasono; daughters, Christa Ermer, Lisa-Ann Pestana and Monica; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

DANIEL LEONARD SHELDON McCARTY, 88, of Kailua, died Sept 3, 2008. Born in Seattle, Wash. Retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel having served in the division of Navigational Aids for Aircraft in Japan and Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by wife, Elaine; children, Deryl, Brian and Keryl; nine grandchildren. Private service. Donations to Kailua Cancer Society or Hospice Hawai'i.

KIYOMITSU MURANAKA, 89, of Mililani, died Aug. 23, 2008. Born in Wahiawa. Retired Meadow Gold Dairies employee with 43 years of service. Survived by son, Kenneth; daughter, Laura Takara; grandchildren, Jill Muranaka, Kristy Au, Jaime Castro Jr., Matthew Muranaka, Lindsey and Carly Takara; great-grandchild, Joshua Au. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

VELMA AYAKO NAKAMURA, 91, of Pearl City, died Aug. 30, 2008. Born in Waipahu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Michael; son, Randal; daughters, Sharon Kurz and Myrtle James; sisters, Barbara Ornellas and Helen Kihara; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 10:45 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No koden (monetary gifts).

SHANNON ASHIKA RAO, 14, of Kihei, Maui, died Sept. 4, 2008. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Freshman at Maui High School. Survived by parents, Paul and Nirmala Main; sister, Reshmi; brother, Jayden Main; grandmothers, Janki Goundar and Elvie Main. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. No red clothing. No food items allowed.

CAROL NAOMI TANAHARA, 62, of Honolulu, formerly of Kane'ohe, died Sept. 4, 2008. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, George "Hide"; son, Shawn; daughters, Lynn Higa and April Shields, mother, Nancy Toguchi; brothers, Ronald, Terry and Glen Toguchi; sister, Linda Hatori; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire.

CHARLOTTE LEIMOMI VALENTINE, 72, of Hale'iwa, died Aug. 29, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired utility maintenance supervisor at BYU-Hawai'i; also a part-time tutor at Kahuku High School. Survived by daughters, Yolanda, Josslyn Jenkins and Renee Nixon; sons, Gordon, Robert, Clayton and Lyndon; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Leong. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawai'i Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La'ie 4th Ward. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

JOSEPH "POPS" STEVEN VELLES SR., 72, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 13, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Susan; sons, Joseph Velles Jr. and Bobby Roberson; daughters, Yolanda Ekau and Joanne; brother, Clarence Ramos; sisters, Maria Rios, Angie Villegas, Rose Medeiros and Phyllis Ortiz; 15 grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Ma'ili Beach Park across from St. John's Road. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

HARLOW D. WRIGHT, 94, of Lahaina, Maui, died Aug. 29, 2008. Born in Stoughton, Wis. Retired cultivation superintendent. Survived by sons, Carson and Dan; daughter, Bonnie Penniman; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Lahaina; celebration of life service 10 a.m.; reception lunch to follow in the rectory lawn. Aloha attire. Donations to Lahainaluna High School Foundation-Library, P.O. Box 11617, Lahaina, HI 96761 or to Hale Makua, 472 Kaulana St., Kahului, HI 96732 or one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.