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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, January 7, 2009


ADELAIDA "NENE" MARTINEZ AGUILAR, 86, of Pearl City, died Jan. 3, 2009. Born in Manila, Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by son, Arsenio; daughters, Corazon Guzman, Amparo Agmata, Celia Totten and Elizabeth Temple; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Luz Latus. Visitation 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m.; reception to follow. Aloha attire.

HERMAN KALANI BACLE, 54, of Puhi, Kaua'i, died Dec. 28, 2008. Born in Koloa, Kaua'i. Bus driver/mechanic for Akita's Enterprise, Survived by wife, Donna Texeria; sons, Kaipo Texeria and Kanani; daughter, Summer Texeria; sister, Grace; brother, Miki Toledo; three grandchildren. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday at Po'ipu Beach Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.

MICHAEL DELA CRUZ CALIXTRO SR., 96, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 10, 2008. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines. U.S. Army veteran; formerly employed at Gentry Homes. Survived by wife, Leonora; sons, Michael and Dean; daughters, Lita Lazo and Jane Alonzo; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ROBERT JOSEPH CUTTIE, 61, of Ha'iku, Maui, died Dec. 19, 2008. Born in Joliet, Ill. Maui Electrical Co. troubleshooter. Survived by companion, Dorsa Asing; former wife, Adela; son, Quentin Alika; daughter, Charla Haunani; father, Harold; brothers, Don, Jay, Jim and Vincent; sisters, Helen Stutzman, Mary Jan Lambert, Diane Martin, Carol Cuttie and Cathy Windisch; seven grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 5:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

MANH GREGORY DO, 66, of Waipahu, died Jan. 2, 2009. Born in Vietnam. Survived by sisters, Cay, Thao, Vinh and Hue. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Mass 10:30 a.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

CARLINA SAMPAYAN FELIPE, 90, of Honolulu, died Dec. 29, 2008. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by daughters, Carol Martinez and Eleanor Samarzea; son, Moises Jr.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; graveside service noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

TERESA "PADMAVATI" LEE KAMA FUNES, 50, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 1, 2009. Born in Portland, Ore. Former proprietor of Western Pacific Interiors. Survived by daughters, Malika Brown, Kaya Smith, Tamara Cook, Ara Nelson and Tiara; sister, Cynthia Giubardo; companion, Michael Moore; four grandchildren. Service 3 p.m. Saturday at the Godrum Gardens Temple, Wainaku Drive, Hilo. No flowers. Casual attire. Donations to Hospice of Hilo. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park & Crematory.

ALVIN GANZER, 97, of Po'ipu, Kaua'i, formerly of Los Angeles, died Jan. 3, 2009. Born in Cold Springs, Minn. Retired motion picture and television director; directed more than 450 motion pictures and television shows; original director for "Hawaii Five-0." Survived by wife, Murial; son, Alvin Nicolas; daughter, Carolynn Jacobs Finnegan; three grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at Po'ipu Beach Park at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.

DENNIS WAYNE KANE, 61, of Pana'ewa, Hawai'i, died Dec. 30, 2008. Born on O'ahu. A mason, fisherman, musician and farmer. Survived by wife, Karen; daughters, Ke'ala and Kauwela; eight grandchildren; sisters, JoAnn Ka'iliwai, Raynette Moana, Faith Estores, Mona Lisa Freitas, Ann Abromavich and Debbie Sample; brother, Robert Abromavich. Service noon Saturday at his home in Pana'ewa Farmlots on Homestead, 1194 Auwae Road, Hilo; pa'ina to follow. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home, Hilo.

MASASHI "MASA" "MUTT" KOBASHIGAWA, 84, of Pearl City, died Dec. 26, 2008. Born in Pearl City. Retired state Department of Education maintenance personnel at Pearl City High School; retired from Hickam Air Force Base; member of I Company, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Survived by wife, Nobuko; son, Peter; daughter, Anne; brother, Noboru; sisters, Violet Shiroma and Tetsu. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

GERALDINE SATOMI KODANI, 56, of Wailuku, Maui, died Dec. 28, 2008. Born in Wailuku. Secretary for Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Survived by companion, Howard Nakasone; brothers, Ronald and Gerald; sisters, Shirley Cavanaugh, Marilyn Matsuda and Naomi Sugihara. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission; service 3 p.m. Private urn burial at a later date. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

TRI CAO LA, 65, of Honolulu, died Dec. 19, 2008. Born in Vietnam. Retired pharmacist. Survived by son, Phillip; daughter, Ngoc-Tran; three grandchildren; brothers, Dong Cao and Qui Cao; sisters, No Cao, Nghia Cao, Nguyet Cao, Ngocdung Thi and Ngocanh Thi La, and Odette Nozaki. Visitation 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; service 7 p.m. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

WILLIAM GUILLERMO LANDIZA, 63, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2009. Born in the Philippines. Survived by wife, Elizabeth; sons, Ronald, Joel and Marlon; daughters, Perla Tajantajan, Zenaida Palgan, Dee Ann Napala and Aileen; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters in the Philippines. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Temple; service 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

MARTIN MANADAY, 75, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died Jan. 2, 2009. Born in Waimanalo. Retired Gay & Robinson boiling house superintendent with 50 years of service. Survived by wife, Eleanora Sabala; children, Judith Ann Solovieff, Russell, Wesley and Alison Brown; sisters, Felisa Taguma, Solidad Lagazo and Maximina Carveiro; brother, Steven; six grandchildren. Service 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kaua'i; eulogy 10 a.m.; Mass to follow. Private interment. Arrangements by Kaua'i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

ALICE S. MARTIN, 101, of Kula, Maui, died Dec. 31, 2008. Born in North Kohala, Hawai'i. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Jerry and Henry; daughters, Dorothy Medeiros and Elanor Karaz; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

KIYOSHI MIYABUCHI, 97, of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 2, 2009. Born in Pu'unene, Maui. Survived by daughter, Jean; son, Robert; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park.

HERBERT "HERB" W. NEILS, 82, of Honolulu and Libby, Mont., died Jan. 2, 2009. Born in Libby. A tennis instructor and author; Army Air Corps veteran. Survived by wife, Patricia; son, Thomas; daughter, Christine Neils-Lee; sister, Marilyn Haberstroh; two grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church; service 11 a.m. Donations to Wings Regional Cancer Support, P.O. Box 7852, Kalispell, MT 59904, St. Francis Hospice, St. Patrick's Church or Herb Neils Memorial Tennis Courts c/o First National Bank Libby, MT 59923. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

DANIEL KU'ULEI NEIZMAN, 67, of Lahaina, Maui, died Dec. 3, 2008. Born in Lahaina. Commercial fisherman. Survived by companion, Colleen Bedoya; son, Daniel Jr.; daughters, Danette, Dana and Kiana Neizman and Tiffany Bedoya; brothers, Gilbert, Kimo, Edward and Randall; sisters, Frances Rickard, Roselani D'Arcy, Puanani Felicilda and Emily Michel; five grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina; eulogy 11:15 a.m.; Mass 11:30 a.m.; urn burial to follow in the church cemetery. Flowers welcome. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

RONALD YOSHIAKI OKIMI, 90, of Honolulu, died Dec. 25, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired city truck driver; also retired limousine driver for Exclusive. Survived by wife, Sadaye; son, Dean; daughters, Gail Takeda and Carol; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Mikito, Yoshitaka and Teruaki. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

JAMES MCCUBBIN PERRY JR., 75, of Mililani, died Dec. 24, 2008. Born in Knoxville, Tenn. Survived by wife, Fulvia; son, James; daughter, Rossella; grandchildren, Kristan, Michelle and Lisa. Committal service 1 p.m. Monday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

STANLEY "ISLAU" JAMES PROPIOS, 50, of Waipahu, died Dec. 27, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Driver for American Hauling Inc. Survived by wife, Susan; sons, Nicolas and Alexander; parents, Sofronio Sr. and Eleanor; brothers, Sofronio Jr., Ruben, Robert and Michael; sisters, Marla Propios and Marisa Abendanio; granddaughter, Alyssa Kahikina; grandson, Jacob Anderson. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

CECILIA MAY SAMSON-SHIMABUKURO, 57, of Honolulu, died Dec. 12, 2008. Born in Waipahu. State Department of Human Services family services assistant. Survived by husband, Jerry; son, Jeremy; daughters, Jasmine and Jade; mother, Cristota "Cris" Samson; brothers, Michael and Mark Samson; sisters, Mary Theresa Samson and Patricia Thorbs. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

PATSY HISAYO SHIIGI, 98, of Honolulu, died Dec. 12, 2008. Born on Maui. Owner of Tropicana Sportswear. Survived by son, Melvyn; daughter, Carolyn Ohashi; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday at O'ahu Cemetery Chapel; service 11:30 a.m. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

GLORIA CERNA VELOSO, 36, of Honolulu, died Jan. 1, 2009. Born in Baybay Leyte, Philippines. Survived by son, Lawrence Puaala; daughter, Nicole; mother, Lourdes; brothers, Jose, Sisinio, Ferdinand, Sergio and Benjamin; sisters, Evangeline, Anita Dupont, Glendores, Ruth Braga and Domenilda Cantuja. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

JOHN LEE SUI WAHINEKAPU, 88, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died Jan. 3, 2009. Born in Kailua, Kona. Retired postmaster assistant. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, John, James and Gerald; daughters, Barbara Kessler and Debra Rivera; stepsons, Fabian, Robert and Pete Chacon; stepdaughters, Judy Picozzi, Tammy Padilla, Janette Cardona, Jerieana Hernandez and Aldeen Ramos; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kailua, Kona; Mass 10 a.m.; inurnment to follow at West Hawai'i Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

MARY LOU WATUMULL, 81, of Honolulu, died Dec. 26, 2008. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bible study teacher for First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Survived by sons, David Jr., Rann, Teren and Denton; daughter, Melanie Rosehill; brothers, Jerry Watson and Bill Watson; nine grandchildren. Service 1:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, Koolau Golf Club. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

TERUO "BUDDY" WATANABE, 82, of Honolulu, formerly of Moloka'i, died Jan. 2, 2009. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired Kaiser Foundation Hospital maintenance supervisor. Survived by brothers, Mitsuo, Kiyoshi and Myles; sister, Lillian Mochizuki. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4 p.m. Casual attire.