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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, July 6, 2009


Advertiser Staff

Raymond Benson, 88, of Honolulu, died June 30, 2009. Born in Stockholm, Sweden. A retired electronic engineer. Service 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Hiroko Oyama Chun, 76, of Honolulu, died June 26, 2009. Born in Kokura, Japan. A dog lover. Survived by sons, Carlton and Terence; daughters, Almira Craig, Camellia and Michele Ancheta; brother, Norimasa Oyama; sisters, Toshiko Kingyo, Yuko Sato, Yoshiko Kondo and Setsuko Kamo; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Richard Van "Dick" Coffin Sr., 80, of North Las Vegas, Nev., died June 30, 2009. Born in Cleveland. U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, transport pilot; missile, logistics and supply commander; retired state Department of Transportation, Airports Division, Lihu'e Airport, and Honolulu International Airport, assistant manager. Survived by wife, Janet LaRee; son, Richard Jr.; daughter, Theresa Wriston; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Services noon tomorrow at Veteran's Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev. No flowers; donations to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Palms Mortuary Northwest, North Las Vegas.

Helen Hiserman Cole, 95, of Honolulu, died June 17, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired public school teacher; co-founder of the Historic Hawaii Foundation; past regent of Daughters of Hawai'i; named a National Treasure. Survived by daughter, Patti Lupton; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Historic Hawaii Foundation or Daughters of Hawai'i. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Emily Correa, 92, of Honolulu, died June 24, 2009. Born on the Big Island. Retired Bank of Hawaii greeter. Survived by daughter, Nina Craig; brothers, Raymond and Albert Salsedo; sisters, Carmela Burgo, Eliza Flores and Margaret Ferreira; and a granddaughter. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 9:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Isaac Kealoha Han, 58, of Kaunakakai, Moloka'i, died July 1, 2009. Born in Ho'olehua, Moloka'i. A carpenter. Survived by wife, Shirley; sons, Patrick and Kamakalani; daughters, Sandy Manubag, Rosalani Han-Garana and Amanda Han; mother, Tilden Han; seven grandchildren; brothers, James "Kama" and Lambert "Kalani" Han; sisters, Jeanette "Rosie" Mawae, Fannie "Malani" Agliam, Caroline "Kapu" Kaholoa'a and Jane Teves. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaunakakai Ward; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Stanley "Stan" Quon Chong Ho , 88, of Hanalei, Kaua'i, died June 19, 2009. Born in Hanalei. Retired Qantas Airlines lead mechanic; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Lilly; sons, Russell and Stanton; daughter, Valerie; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Sarah Nunes, Florence Ching, Pearl Canefield and Joyce Fountain. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

George Seiji Ishii, 74, of Honolulu, died June 29, 2009. Born in Honolulu. A retired Bank of Hawaii main branch supervisor. Survived by wife, June; son, Garrick; daughters, Sherilyn Waters and Liane Dequina; five grandchildren; and sister, Janet Goto. Visitation from 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Choong Shee Loke, 90, of Honolulu, died July 1, 2009. Born in China. Retired physician. Survived by wife, Elsie Liang Loke; son, Victor; daughters, Joan and Yvonne; three grandchildren; brother, Choong Yoi Loke. Visitation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Ruth Rose Lin How Kam Mow, 80, of Honolulu, died June 22, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Commissary. Survived by husband, Teong; sons, Daniel and David; daughters, Evelyn Kotomori and Winifred Farrell; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, William Kam. Visitation for Chinese Buddhist services 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Joshua Maxwell Neves, age 3, of Honolulu, died June 19, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Maxwell and Erica; sister, Makayla; and grandparents, Max Sr., Kathy King, Richard MacGuyer and Mayleen Lake. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Oahu Ministry Center, Sand Island; service noon; private scattering of ashes at Diamond Head to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Donations to the Joshua Neves Memorial Fund c/o Bank of Hawaii, 4634 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816, to help defray medical expenses. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Thi Huynh Phuong, 88, of Honolulu, died June 27, 2009. Born in China. A homemaker. Survived by son, John; daughters, Bank Ngo and Jeannie Tang; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation for Vietnamese Buddhist services10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; cremation to follow.

Vilayphone Songvilay, 59, of Honolulu, died June 23, 2009. Born in Laos. Survived by brother, Jiang Chai; sister, Keo. Visitation for Chinese Buddhist services 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary.

Yoshio Takagi, 91, of Honolulu, died June 16, 2009. Retired Pagoda Hotel maintenance supervisor. Survived by son, Warren; daughters, Sylvia Yasutake and Lynn Okamura; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 1 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Robert M. Yaatame, 86, of Honolulu, died June 14, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired federal civil servant; U.S. Army, Military Intelligence Service veteran. Survived by wife, Edna; sons, Bryan Yaatame and Neal Hashimoto; daughter, Dawn Hofmann; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Donald; sister, Dora Oshita. Private services held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Robert "Bob" Shigeto Yoneda, 79, of Pearl City, died June 19, 2009. Born in Pearl City. A retired Honolulu Fire Department captain. Survived by wife, Elsie; sisters, Matsuno Nakamura and Helene Watanabe; nieces; nephews. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at Pearl City Community Church. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Roy Oswald Zinsman, 84, of Hai'ku, Maui, died July 2, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. Survived by wife, Thelma; sons, Max and John; daughters, Leilani Muller and Adele Morar; sister, Elizabeth Hall; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.