GUY CLIFTON BENSON, 57, of Rockport, Texas, formerly of Hale'iwa, died Nov. 12, 2008. Born in San Antonio, Texas. Retired sous chef. Survived by mother, Blanche Bebe; daughters, Kimi, Charmaine Nakagawa, Leialoha, Leilani Kim and Tiffany Kaleikini; siblings, Blanche Yoshida, Betsy Soon, Becky Jay and Fielding; six grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waialua Chapel; service 11 a.m.; paddle out 3 p.m. at Piddley's at Chun's Reef. Arrangements by Maxwell Dunn Inc., Rockport.
MARY SABONG DELA CRUZ, 85, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2009. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Edward and James; daughters, Jacqueline Nelmida, Jocelyn Takara, Janice Tai Hook, Judith and Jelena; brother, Al Abillana; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ALLEN "BIG AL" D. FERNANDES, 72, of 'Ewa Beach, died Jan. 5, 2009. Born in Oakland, Calif. Retired drywall taper; U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife, Esther; sons, Jerry and Jack; three grandchildren; brother, Barry. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Committal service 10 a.m. Friday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.
ELDEAN "IPO" KUUIPO KANOHO, 64, of Waimea, Kaua'i, died Jan. 3, 2009. Born in Kipu, Kaua'i. Retired Waimea Canyon School custodian. Survived by daughter, Desiree Koani; three grandchildren; brothers, Steven, Makalapua and Harry; sisters, Eloise Taniguchi, Leilani Suenaga, Noelani Ornellas, Iwalani Soares and Manu Figueira. No service. Arrangements by Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
FELIPE "PIPING" LARIOSA SR., 90, of 'Ewa Beach, died Dec. 26, 2008. Born in Cebu, Philippines. Retired field supervisor at Ewa Sugar Plantation with 45 years of service; owner of Lariosa Auto Repair Shop. Survived by sons, Wayne and Gale; daughters, Susanna "Sue" Watanabe, Angeline "Penny" Vedder, Virginia "Ginny" Lariosa and Myra Malek; hanai daughter, Loretta Marchan Bates; hanai sons, Richard Marchan, Thomas Anguay and Fred Paulino; brother, Terry; 30 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Mass 9 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
SHIRLEY MASAYO FUJII MORIMOTO, 86, of Kula, Maui, died Dec. 10, 2008. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired farmer and homemaker. Survived by sons, John and Homer; daughter, Sharon Taniguchi; five grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.
GAIL W. MYHRE, 73, of Kailua, died Dec. 29, 2008. Born in South Dakota. Retired secretary. Survived by son, Joel; brother, Gary Strauss; sister, Linda Hansen. Inurnment in Mt. View Cemetery, Oregon. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
HIROKO NAKANISHI NELSON, 72, of Kane'ohe, died Jan. 6, 2009. Born in Kyoto, Japan. Le Jardin Academy teacher's aide. Survived by husband, David; son, Mark; daughter, Rachel Pulis; two grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Church; service 11 a.m. to noon; burial 2 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Donations to Le Jardin Academy. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary Services.
EUGENE TERUO OTANI, 80, of Kailua, died Dec. 25, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired U.S. Postal Service sorter and mail carrier; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by brother, Takeo; sisters, Jane Wakisaka, Loretta Fujiwara and Marjorie Yuasa. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
NANCY TOSHIE SATO, 76, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 18, 2008. Born in Wahiawa. Survived by husband, Katsuji; sons, Kurt and Kelly; grandchildren, Keylan, Isaiah, Keani and Kanoe; sisters, Doris Kawahara and Clara Matsumoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
FRANCES "FRANNY" ARLENE SMITH, 63, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7, 2009. Born in Bronx, N.Y. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Heather Scudder; son, Eric; three grandchildren; brothers, David, Mark and Joel; companion, Georgie Kuoha. Visitation 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Burial at a later date in New York. Casual attire.
JAMES HUGH SMITH, 50, of Kailua, formerly of Pahoa, Hawai'i, died Jan. 5, 2009. Born in Santa Ana, Calif. Construction tile setter and surfer. Survived by brother, Gary; sister, Kathy Smith Common. Private service in California. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
ROSARIO "ROSE" UNGOS SOROTEN, 67, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 18, 2008. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Eugenio; sons, Roger, Eddie, Jerry, Sonny and Eugene; daughters, Flordeliza Menor, Brenda Tamondong and Roda Agpaoa; brothers, Simeon Jr., Florentino and Gabriel Ungos; sisters, Maria Penuliar, Gloria Peterson and Yolanda Brotarlo; 23 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
JOHN KENNETH STANSFIELD, 71, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 7, 2009. Born in Los Angeles. Self-employed independent contractor. Survived by wife, Angela; daughter, Ann; sons, Sean and Ryan; one grandchild. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 5 p.m. Casual attire.
RAYMOND SHIGERU YOKOMOTO JR., 88, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2009. Born in Honolulu. City real estate officer. Survived by wife, Sumiko; daughters, Carol Adams and Ann Igarashi; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.