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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, August 21, 2009


Advertiser Staff

Rudolph "Rudy" Dole Artuyo, 77, of Waimea, Hawai'i, died Aug. 9, 2009. Born in Holualoa, Hawai'i. Retired heavy-equipment operator; former professional boxer and coffee farmer. Survived by sons, Rudy, Booty and Lanelle; daughters, Leina'ala Cibulka, Zena Beall and Hailama-Ana Tromba; brothers, George "Duke" Artuyo and Morris Arrisgado; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 11:30 a.m. Saturday at La'au's Fish Market, Kawaihae, Hawai'i. Information: 808-990-7677. Casual attire. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawai'i, Kailua, Kona.

Severino "Shorty" Cabralda Bagasane, 98, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died July 31, 2009. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Mauna Kea Sugar Co. truck driver/laborer. Survived by wife, Pacita; daughter, Suzanne Nakayama; grandson, Travis Nakayama. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Jeffrey Robert Barber Sr., 40, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died Aug. 9, 2009. Born in Bellflower, Calif. A cook. Survived by son, Jeffrey Jr., mother, Sherry Chee; brothers, Paul, Troy and Eron; sisters, Sandy Barber, Kerry Ferguson and Faeth Marten; grandmother, Sandra Isakson. Private service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

Gordon A. Bode, 60, of Honolulu, died Aug. 2, 2009. A proprietor; Vietnam War veteran. Survived by wife, June; sons, Jacob and Joshua; father John; brothers, Gene, Glenn and John Jr.; sister, Marlene. Visitation 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita's Church, Nanakuli; Mass 11 a.m.; committal service 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Dai Bew Chang, 87, of Honolulu, died Aug. 18, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Honolulu Star-Bulletin district manager. Survived by wife, Alice; sons, Roy and Nelson; daughter, Renee Chang- Yamada; brothers, Dai Sun and Dai Mung "Clifford"; sisters, Evelyn Titcomb, Marian Chun and Lillian Texeira; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Frank Fook Ming Chun, 78, of 'Ewa Beach, died July 29, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Former groundskeeper at the Honolulu Zoo. Survived by daughters, Lorna Kidder, Linda Morgan, Frances Labajo, Jan Medina and Labor Ann Hidaro; son, Nathan; brother, Howard; sisters, Beatrice Wong and Rhoda Lopez; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.

Alfred Cornelio Sr., 68, of Honolulu, died Aug. 16, 2009. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired from Ono Construction. Survived by wife, Martha; sons, Alfred Jr., Randolph and Clifford; brother, Henry; sisters, Margaret Hubin, Mary Caravalho, Connie Rodrigues, Nita Alvarez and Doris Basque; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Borthwick Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Sept. 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Rose Kwai Yin Chang Fujii, 84, of Honolulu, died Aug. 5, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Co-founder of Hawaii Hearing Aids Ltd. in 1948. Survived by son, Dalton; daughters, Ronnie Mae Farinas and Wilma Fujii-Ho; brother, Marquis Chang; sister, Ellen Goo; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Marina Yago Ganno, 47, of McAllen, Texas, died Aug. 15, 2009. Born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A housekeeper. Survived by husband, Domingo; son, Angelo; daughter, Hilary Viernes; mother, Teresa Yago; brothers, Celso, James, Clint, Phillip and Johnny Yago; sisters, Marrieta Balisacan and Olivia Bernardo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 28 at Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary. Visitation also 8 to 9:45 a.m. Aug. 29 at St. Catherine's Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Lihu'e Cemetery.

Donald Harry Harris, 80, of Ocean View, Hawai'i, died Aug. 7, 2009. Born in Seattle. A carpenter. Survived by son, Steve; daughter, Cheryl Bendixen; four grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i.

Shigeko Violet Ibara, 86, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 16, 2009. Born in Kalihi. Former manager of Yoshi's Service Station in Wahiawa. Survived by daughters, Lucille Tsuzaki and June Kawashima; sons, Stanley and Wayne; sister, Mieko "Rose" Kawaoka; brothers, Yoshiharu "Roy" and Takashi Yoshika; niece, Helen; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Monday at Wahiawa Hongwanji; service 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Kenneth Masaki Kanemura, 97, of Honolulu, died Aug. 10, 2009. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Retired from the City and County of Honolulu. Survived by wife, Mildred; sons, Ronald, Daniel and Mark; daughters, Madge Chun, Janet Young and Laura Oba; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Yoshito; sister, Doris Tomita. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Sione Moeakiola Kanongataa, 65, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Aug. 4, 2009. Born in Alaska. Pioneer who first brought the Jehovah's Witnesses religion to Tonga. Survived by wife, Feofaaki; sons, Kei, Malaki, Maikolo and Pouesi; brothers, Tevita Lotaki, Alifeleti, Esitimoa, Siosiua, Samisoni, Finau, Hailo'ai, Samuela, Sione Mafi and Salesi Palu; sister, Mele Lauaki; four grandchildren. Service 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Mililiani; burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Elmer Juichiro Kawakami, 66, of Mililani, died July 18, 2009. Born in Manzanar, Calif. Retired state of California Department of Transportation engineer. Survived by wife, Judy; children, David, Cheryl Nishimura, Mark, Cheri Tarutani and Scot Tarutani; eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Richard, Grace, Walter, Zinnia, Dale, Margaret and Jane. Private service held. Arrangements by Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Kate Nobuko Kaya, 83, of Pearl City, died Aug. 8, 2009. Born in Gunma, Japan. Retired salesperson. Survived by sons, Stephen, Eric and Theodore "Ted"; daughter, Elizabeth Jimenez; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Paul Winthrop Kidd, 93, of Honolulu, died Aug. 15, 2009. Born in Fall River, Mass. Founder and original owner of New Balance Athletic Shoes. Survived by daughters, Carolyn Merrithew and Rosemary Hill; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, David and Rev. James. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Toshio Kimura, 85, of Wailuku, Maui, died July 9, 2009. Born in Kilauea, Kaua'i. Retired manager and owner of Paukukalo Store on Maui. Survived by wife, Kunie; sons, Lloyd and Jay; daughter, Kathy Watts; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Frances Harada and Yvonne Kajikawa. Inurnment 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Robert "Bobby" Komine, 78, of Las Vegas, died July 29, 2009. Born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. A truck driver for Ameron Hawaii, Kapa'a Quarry; retired rodeo champion. Survived by wife, Sue Cates; sons, Max and David Komine and Randy Cates; daughters, Roberta Komine and Dorothy Garrigan; brothers Raymond and Ronnie; three grandsons. Service 10 a.m. Aug. 29 at Kailua Beach Park, across from Buzz's Steakhouse.

Rhoda R.E. Lamitie, 85, of Kailua, died Aug. 18, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Gaylord "Michael" and James; daughters, Donna Estomago, Linda Feliciano, Margaret Franks and Ann Grasso; 26 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church, Kailua; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Eleanor Tsin Len Fo Lau, 100, of Honolulu, died Aug. 14, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Richard Sr., Albert and George; daughters, Mildred Look, Frances Veriato and Jane Mun; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. No monetary offerings. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Jonel Marie Lee, 53, of 'Aiea, died Aug. 12, 2009. Born in Inglewood, Calif. Leilehua High School Class of 1975 graduate. Survived by husband, Nathan; sons, Jay and Mark Balasbas; mother, June Kurt; brother, Roger Kurt; hanai sister, Dawn Freitas. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Yoshiko Maeshiro, 87, of Waialua, died July 25, 2009. Born in Waialua. Survived by brothers, Seizen and Melvin; sister, Joan Kameoka; caregiver, Carmelita Pascua. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Marian Setsuko Miyashiro, 77, of Wailua, Kaua'i, died Aug. 15, 2009. Born in Lihu'e, Kaua'i. Longtime resident of Wailua. Survived by husband, Wilson; daughters, Leinani Miyashiro-Demond, Bridget and Marcia; sons, Sonny, Bruce, David, Toppy and Joel; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Nestuk; brother, William Ouye; hanai brother, William Asing. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Catherine's Parish, Kapa'a; eulogy 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Mass to follow. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Bernard Kaoru Murata, 70, of Pearl City, died Aug. 4, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Interisland Door Servicing proprietor. Survived by wife, Esthel; son, Patrick; daughters, Sandra Hee and Gaile; sisters, Rachel Toshi and Carol Hamasaki. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Alfred "Freddie" Carduso Rapozo, 86, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, died Aug. 9, 2009. Born in Pa'auhau, Hawai'i. Retired herdsman for the Mealani Animal Science Experiment Station in Waimea, Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Marian; sons, Gary and Kirk; daughters, Gaylyn Nobriga, Colette Yamamoto, Joni Rapozo, Noella Rapozo-Reyes and Odetta Pung; hanai daughter, Sheila Vicente; sister, Caroline; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Felizardo Rillon Rellamas, 89, of Kea'au, Hawai'i, died Aug. 9, 2009. Born in San Felipe, Zambales, Philippines. Carpenter at the U.S. military installation in the Philippines. Survived by wife, Esmenia; daughter, Lerma; sons, Napoleon, Cesar, Edgar and Florante; sisters, Filomena Sumarnap and Eropida Carreon; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service in the Philippines. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home, Hilo.

Sally Chieko Takamatsu, 71 of Mililani, died Aug. 11, 2009. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Chris, Dan and Michael; daughters, Roxanne, Naomi and Kathy; sisters, Ruby "Sadako" Suenishi, Agnes "Aggie" Amuro, Winifred "Winnie" Fujimoto and Mae "Yuri" Suemori; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

Kenneth Kenji Takao, 70, of Pearl City, died Aug. 6, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Chiyoko; daughters, Christina Tarumi and Katherina; mother, Elsie; brother, Wilfred; sisters, Alice Kanemori, Jean Miyahira and Fay Furuta. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Catherine Templeton, 69, of Pearl City, died Aug. 16, 2009. Born in Baltimore. A masseuse. Survived by sister, Iris Berger; daughter, Marissa McKinney; sons, John-David and Christopher Steffens; three grandchildren. Service at a later date.

Mitsuo Yasue, 85, of Honolulu, died Aug. 6, 2009. Born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. Retired welder; Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard general foreman; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Florence; son, Wayne; daughter, Iris Yasue-Kang; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Fumie Nakamura. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.