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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Advertiser Staff

Benjamin "Ben" Acoba Acob, 72, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, died May 23, 2009. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Worked for the former Hamakua Sugar Co.; hotel landscape maintenance worker. Survived by wife, Severa; sons, Benjamin, Bobby, Willy, Antonio and Merlito; daughters, Mayrose, Josie Laurence and Romelia Franada; mother, Lorenza; brothers, Juan and Nicolas; sister, Arsenia Acosta; 18 grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honoka'a; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church; prayer service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Ca Thi Ahlo, 74, of Kailua, died May 27, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired. Survived by daughters, MyDung DeCambra and Ana Luu; sister, Chau Thai; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

Kimiyo Morimoto Akaji, 92, of Lawa'i, Kaua'i, died May 14, 2009. Born in Kaua'i. Homemaker. Survived by son, Bruce; daughters, JoAnn Fujimoto and Barbara Gargano; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Dr. Robert T. Anderson, 74, of Honolulu, died May 29, 2009. Born in Chicago. Distinguished Southern Methodist University organ professor. Survived by brother, Ronald; sister, Dorothy Faller. Service 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Rogelio "Roger" Fabro Aragon, 57, of 'Ewa Beach, died May 6, 2009. Born in San Quintin, Abra, Philippines. Member of Sunday Morning Vegas Bowling League and Saturday Ohana Bowling League. Survived by wife, Gloria; daughter, Jennifer; stepsons, Pete Jr. and Rodney Pascua; stepdaughters, Lori-Ann Ganal and Elena Fragas; grandmother, Janet; sisters, Liza Ordonez and Dolores Aday; brothers, Danilo, Gudar, Braquin and Nollie; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; program 11 a.m.; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Bernard "Bernie" Joseph Bourcier, 78, died May 7, 2009. Born in Ludlow, Mass. U.S. Navy veteran; retired Hickam Air Force Base aircraft mechanic. Survived by sister, Bernadette Bourbeau; son, Gary; daughter, Sue "Sumo" Egloria; grandchildren, Austin Bourcier, Tanya and Shayna Egloria. Visitation 1:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; service 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Roberta "Berta" Frances Chung, 64, of Mililani, died May 16, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Allan "Cherokee"; daughters, Faith, and Karen Manrique; six grandchildren; brothers, Ellsworth "Pocho" and Wallumoore "Honey Boy" Place; sisters, Winona "Noni" Reyes, Henrietta Robb and Kathy Puaa. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 12:45 p.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mabel Yee Dang, 94, of Honolulu, died May 19, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Former beautician and owner of Maybelle Beauty Shop. Survived by brothers, Alfred, Jewett, Richard and Wilbur Yee. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Charles Kalani Jr., 79, of Palm Desert, Calif., died May 27, 2009. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. Retired Maui Land and Pineapple Co. supervisor. Survived by companion, Vivian; daughters, Yvonne, Cheryl, Soland Lode and Nancy Bradshaw; hanai brother, Martin; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Keawala'i Church, Makena; celebration of life 10 to 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Kenneth Masuo Kamiya, 71, of Torrance, Calif., died April 30, 2009. Born in Honolulu. 'Iolani School graduate; an insurance broker for the past five decades. Survived by mother, Yoshiko; daughters, Katherine Korenaga, Kristine and Keira; brothers, Ronald and Edward; sisters, Helene Shimane and Jean Enomoto; grandsons, Kenneth and Kingston Murata. Service held. Arrangements by Kubota Nikkei Mortuary.

Hitoe Muraoka Kamm, 90, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died May 30, 2009. Born in Hawai'i. Survived by brother, Ikipo Muraoka; sister, Sueko Goon. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary, Koloa; service 10:30 a.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. June 10 at Evangelical Christian Church, Honolulu; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Cemetery.

Mohamed Hassan Kanji, 83, of Kailua, Kona, Hawai'i, died June 1, 2009. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa. A trade businessman and car dealership owner. Survived by sons, Mukhtar Hasan, Oman, Muslim and Abbas Hassan; daughters, Masooma Anvarali and Zainab McFarlane; 11 grandchildren. Graveside service today at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawai'i.

Linda Sachie Kumasaka, 64, of Wahiawa, died May 14, 2009. Born in Waipahu. Member of Hawaiian Astronomical Society and Lanialii Kumiai. Survived by husband, Kenneth; son, Peter; daughter, Jennifer Janes; grandson, Mitchell Janes; sister, Carol Karakawa. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Felipa "Pepay" Galiza Laciste, 96, of Waipahu, died April 26, 2009. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of United Bacarraneos of Hawaii. Survived by daughter, Priscilla Freitas; hanai son, Rodolfo Aczon; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; program 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Mee Oi Lum, 81, of Pearl City, died May 15, 2009. Born in China. Survived by husband, Kam Lau; son, James; daughter, Alison Higa; four grandchildren; brother, Peter Inn. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Ruth C. Matsuguma, 97, of Honolulu, died May 6, 2009. Born in Hanapepe Kaua'i. Retired practical nurse. Survived by daughter, Eleanor Sakane; granddaughters, Holly Sakane and Stacey LeBlanc. Private service held. No flowers. No monetary gifts. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

Yoshito Miyasato, 78, of 'Aiea, died May 25, 2009. Born in 'Aiea. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard; U.S. Air Force veteran. Survived by brother, Gordon; sisters, Lillian, May Tome and Sally Oya. Visitation 5 p.m. June 9 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Any monetary gifts received will be donated to various charitable organizations.

Gregoria "Gloria" Aspuria Taglinao, 85, of Mililani, died May 22, 2009. Born in Gen Trias Cavite, Philippines. Member of St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church. Survived by sons, Rodolfo and Francisco; daughters, Adelaida, Emerenciana Estonque, Soledad Aguas, Escolastica and Corazon; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church; Mass 5 p.m. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Ayako "Ai Chan" Tomita, 77, of Pearl City, died May 3, 2009. Born in Okinawa, Japan. Retired seamstress for Tori Richard Ltd. Survived by husband, Isao; son, Gordon; grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew and Alexander; sister, Akiko Higa. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

James Heitaro Yoshimura, 91, of Honolulu, died May 26, 2009. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired self-employed businessman. Survived by wife, Maxine; sons, Michael, Neal and Owen; brother, Samuel; four grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.