Royal Kapiolani Kaukani, 25, of Wai'anae, died March 17, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Graduate of Wai'anae High School; Leeward Community College; supervisor at Ko Olina Beach Club. Survived by sisters, Esther and Keli'i De Francia, Marcella, Nadine Kuikahi, Rosanna Peralta, Samantha and Gardenia; parents, April and Paul Jr. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Leeward New Hope Chapel, Waipahu; celebration of life 7 p.m. Flowers welcome. Casual/Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
Valentine "Babe" Adric Jr., 58, of Anahola, Kaua'i, died March 29, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. telephone splicer with 37 years of service. Survived by wife, Blossom Maile; daughters, Valerie Caminos and Ellen Hooikaika; sons, Kolo, Elvin and Alika; hanai son, Kawika "Chuuch" Kahuanaele; sisters, Kathryn "Irish" Lontayao and Sunny Honda; brothers, Rodney "Oggie," Gary and Joseph; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandson. Service 10 a.m. May 9 at Anahola Beach. Arrangements by Kaua'i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Iluminada Duya Batangan, 77, of Wai'anae, died March 16, 2009. Born in Porac, Pampanga, Philippines. Survived by husband, Alejandro Sr.; sons, Carlito, Alejandro Jr., Wilson and Renell; daughter, Minerva Carreon; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Honorio, Bienvenido and Dedicacion Duya; sister, Opricina Kinazo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Wai'anae; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.
Christine Santiago Castro, 80, of Volcano, Hawai'i, died March 27, 2009. Born on O'ahu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Roy and Larry; daughters, Christine Antolin, Shirley Kaaumoana, Doris Meria and Nora Ward; brother, Louis Santiago; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Thursday at East Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 2.
Joseph Patrick Ferreira, 80, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 29, 2009. Born in Papa'ikou, Hawai'i. Retired adult corrections officer for the Kulani Correctional Facility. Survived by son, Wade; daughter, Jodi; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Mass 10 a.m. Graveside committal service 9 a.m. Tuesday at East Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.
William August Habermann, 68, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died March 26, 2009. Born in New Jersey. Retired auto mechanic. Survived by wife, Zelda Brooks; sons, John and William Jr.; daughters, Mary Propst and Judy Scruggs; four grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
George Richard Hansen, 97, of Honolulu, died Feb. 23, 2009. Born in Richmond, Calif. Retired terminal superintendent, Matson Navigation Co./Castle & Cooke Terminals Ltd., and group vice president for Maritime Services, Dillingham Corp.; retired U.S. Army colonel, Transportation Corps, Pacific Theater, World War II; and Army Reserves. Survived by wife, June; son, Michael; daughters, Christina and Johanna; three grandchildren. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Donations to Shriners Hospitals. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
Mitsue Ishimoto, 87, of Honolulu, died March 14, 2009. Born in Kona, Hawai'i. Member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Survived by husband, Arthur; daughters, Linda Inlay and Elizabeth Yamamoto; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Yasunori and Allen Deguchi; sisters, Fujie Inouye, Pat Akimoto and Mutsumi Komo. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
Otis Russell King, of 'Ewa Beach, died March 28, 2009. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Retired U.S. Marine Corps master sergeant. Survived by wife, Virginia; sons, Steven and Alex; mother, Emmie; sister, Rochelle; brother, Andy Barron. Committal service 1 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
Miyoko Kinoshita, 80, of Hilo, Hawai'i. died March 30, 2009. Born in Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i. Worked for AJA Saimin Noodle Factory. Survived by sons, Alan and Lloyd; daughter, Corinne Walsh; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home, Hilo.
Larry N. Kumakura, 93, of Honolulu, died March 22, 2009. Born in Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i. Retired sewing machine repair man. Survived by son, Calvin; daughters, Sandra Otani, Merle Yonehara, Aileen Yuen and Lynne Honbo; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice Aoki and Lillian Fujikawa. Graveside service 10 a.m Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
Don Michio Kusunoki, 60, of Honolulu, died March 14, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Parks and Recreation district superintendent. Survived by wife, Donna; sons, Brad and Dean; brother, Milton; mother, Harriet. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
Ralph E. Lance, 96, of Honolulu, died March 14, 2009. Born in Pennsylvania. Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 67 electronics technician; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by daughters, Cindy Lance and Arlene Moore; brothers, Bruce, Robert and Norman; sister, Betty Hallquist; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Honolulu; service 7 p.m. Colorful aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
Jane Ayako Murashige, 95, of Honolulu, died March 17, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired sales clerk for Thrifty Drugs in Kaimuki. Survived by sister, Sue Letman; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
James Isamu Nakahodo, 66, of Honolulu, died March 18, 2009. Born in Honolulu. An electrician. Survived by sister, Jean Agena; nephew, Christopher Agena. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
Luz Feria Obenchain, 66, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 29, 2009. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from the former Sea Chest at Mid Pacific Fisheries. Survived by sons, Jason and Jeffer; brothers, Josefino and Johnny Feria; sisters, Clarina Soria, Teresita Santos, Florida Panem and Mila De Guzman; four grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, Hilo; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Floral tributes should be delivered to the church between 8 a.m. and noon Monday. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
Johnny Lee Rayford, 56, of Wai'anae, died March 26, 2009. Born in Chicago. Retired real estate title researcher. Survived by stepmother, Essie Oliver; sons, Jimmie Jr. and Robert Swann; daughters, Marilyn Hou-Arrington and Eseta Ulu; brothers, Ellery and Isaiah Rayford, and Larry and John Butler; sisters, Diane Stringfellow and Mary; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Jesus the Bread of Life, Nanakuli; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.
Timoteo "Tim" Reyes, 78, of Waipahu, died March 7, 2009. Born in Kipu, Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Retired U.S. Army master sergeant; retired city Parks & Recreation Center employee. Survived by wife, Lillian; son, Randall; daughter, Valerie; sister, Fausta Ty. Private service held. Donations to St. Francis Hospice West. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
Clarence Melvin Souza, 79, of Kane'ohe, died March 15, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Federal Aviation Administration personnel specialist. Survived by wife, Beatrice; sons, Scott, Karl and Keith; daughter, Lea Souza-Rasile; nine grandchildren; sister, Eleanor Toner. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
Ellis Devall Starkey, 83, of Shreveport, La. and Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died March 28, 2009. Born in Albany, La. Retired Western Electric in Shreveport, La., electrical engineer; retired U.S. Army and U.S. Navy veteran. Survived by wife, Irene Onizuka-Starkey; sons, Elis Jr., Audie, Jimmy and Jon; daughter, Cheryl Roy; stepsons, Robert, Edward and William Schoeppner; stepdaughter, Donna Keliipio; sister, Nell Kinchen; brothers, Edgar and Rollie Bigner; stepsister, Alice Savoy; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. April 12 at Kona Koyasan Daishiji Mission, Holualoa, Hawai'i; service 11 a.m. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawai'i, Kailua, Kona.
Helen Blauvelt Tripi, 96, of Kane'ohe, formerly of San Mateo, Calif., died March 30, 2009. Born in Charleston, Wash. Retired director with the Department of Parks and Recreation in San Mateo. Survived by sister, Edith Idler; brother, Everett Blauvelt. Private service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
Ann Widdifield, 66, of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died March 27, 2009. Born in Arkoma, Okla. Pahoa High School special education teacher. Survived by husband, Harry; daughter, Shannon Lanzone; son, Scott; mother, Lillian Burgess; brother, Bernie Burgess; three grandchildren. Urn committal service in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Fort Smith, Ark. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
Linda Lovell Wong, 75, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died March 31, 2009. Born in Moloa'a, Kaua'i. The owner/operator of Wong's Care Home. Survived by children, Melissa, Benson, Paul Chong, Lydia Chong and April Wong Warling; sisters, Katherine Hoe and Jane Kau; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kapa'a Seventh-day Adventist Church. Visitation also 9 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kaua'i Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Anthony Don Yoshio Yamashiro, 24, of Honolulu, died March 24, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by father, Clayton; mother, Loretta Walker; sisters, Alexia Heitzer, Tiffany Kapoi and Malia Kamahiai; brother, Travis Katekaru; grandparents, Don and Betty Briskey and Audrey Tanaka, Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Burial 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.