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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Advertiser Staff

Carol Ann Ching, 65, of Honolulu, died Nov. 28, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Kamehameha Federal Credit Union operations manager. Survived by brothers, Syun Kong II and Patrick; sister, Patricia; nephews and niece. Visitation 3 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

Jean Nobuye Ebesu, 86, of Honolulu, died Dec. 10, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Liberty House/Macy's sales associate/knitting instructor. Survived by sisters, Gertrude Kodani and Lorraine Tagawa. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

James "Jim" Hafford, 74, of Washington and Hawaii, died Dec. 7, 2009. Born in Harrisburg, Ill. Retired U.S. Army captain. Survived by son, James; daughter, Jowena Moffis; mother, Iva Mae; sister, Minnie Collins; four grandchildren. Service 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Donations to Samaritan's Purse or Hawaiian Humane Society. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Roy A.V. Holck, 73, of Mililani, died Nov. 22, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. Survived by wife, Constance; daughters, Nicole Vedelli and Maile; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Minoru Inouye, 73, of Käneohe, died Dec. 5, 2009. Born in Maui. Retired supervisor with the Hawaii Stevedores. Survived by wife, Dora; sons, Timothy, Michael and Patrick; daughters, Mary Kaanana and Jane; 14 grandchildren; mother, Hinayo; brother: Haruo; sister, Peggy Yamamoto. Service 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Casual attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Bruce Robert Kelly, 58, of Mililani, died Dec. 17, 2009. Born in Dayton, Ohio. Senior systems engineer I communications for Raytheon Co., NCTAMS Wahiawä. Survived by wife, Denise; brother, Mark. Service pending at National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific. No flowers. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Melvin Noboru Kina, 64, of Honolulu, died Dec. 16, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Iron worker and Army veteran. Survived by wife, Cherl; sons, Thomas Koa and Taylor Keha; sisters, Karen Yamamoto and Cynthia Olson. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery chapel; service 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Jose "Jodad" Laulusa, 51, of Honolulu, died Dec. 9, 2009. Born in Oneona, American Sämoa. Caterer. Survived by wife, Hosana; daughters, Sarah Bryce and Faith Kamai; son, Abraham Bryce; brothers, Timo Mailo, Isese, and Rex; sisters, Afimuao Lafo-Lavea and Lisa Mamea; two grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; private inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire.

Robert "Bobby"Kaoru Masuda, 71, of Honolulu, died Dec. 13, 2009. Born in Kauai. Retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. mason; Army veteran. Survived by wife, Arlene; companion, Jean Sasaki-Kuramoto; daughters, Tammy Yagi-Barratt, Michele Sarae and Dawn Stout; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Kakutani, Sueko "Sue" Harada and Mitsuko "Nikki" Yamase. Service 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Seimitsu Nako, 94, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Dec. 13, 2009. Born in Mountain View, Hawaii. State custodian. Survived by wife, Yoshiko; daughters, Kate Yoshimura, Shyran Nakayama and Diana; brother, Jensei; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Private service held. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Jesus Peralta Nartatez, 89, of Honolulu, died Dec. 3, 2009. Born in Santa Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired sheet metal worker. Survived by wife, Esperanza; son, Edward; brother, Fernando. Visitation 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Dec. 29 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Antero Nerpio, 84, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Dec. 15, 2009. Born in the Philippines. McBryde & Olokele sugar processor. Survived by wife, Ann; sons, Jeremiah and Wesley; daughters, Jessica Harris and Rachel Bentley; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Kingdom Hall; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Roland Theodore Perreira, 41, of Ocean View, Hawaii, died Dec. 12, 2009. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Owner and operator of Perreira's Auto Repair; construction worker. Survived by wife, Joanie; son, Logan; daughter, Monique; stepdaughter, Felisha Gomes; father, Wesley "Wes"; grandmother, Agnes; sister, Yvette Butterfield. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Urn burial at Homelani Memorial Park at a later date. No flowers. Casual attire.

Hinako Kojima Redell, 78, of Honolulu, died Dec. 16, 2009. Born in Osaka, Japan. Survived by daughter, Lisa; two grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Lawrence Waianuhea Zablan, 83, of Pearl City, died Nov. 30, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Army master sergeant with 23 years of service; retired state Department of Safety, Oahu Community Correctional Center employee. Survived by wife, Muoi; daughters, Lokelani Zablan-Tovio and Malia; sons, Lapaki and Lowena; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.