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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, March 14, 2009


JAMES BALAI, 68, of Wahiawa, died March 4, 2009. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired laborer. Survived by stepson, Paul Pinero; stepdaughters, Lisa Viluan and Patricia Freitas; sister, Frances Murillo. Private service. Donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

STEWART "SCOTTY" SWAN BELL, 78, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died March 1, 2009. Born in Los Angeles. Retired proprietor of Scotty's Taxi. Survived by daughter, Wendy Pellegrino; grandchildren, Tina Luke, Peter Schiffer, Tiger Schiffer and Kimi Salvador; eight great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Kaua'i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

MARIA BARTOLOME BONIFACIO CASTILLO, 94, of Waipahu, died Feb. 15, 2009. Born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Former member of Piddigineos of Hawai'i. Survived by husband, Lucas Batara Castillo; daughters, Nena and Andrea Salazar; grandchildren, Rodney and Raymond. Visitation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

TRINITY KAPUALEINANIO-MAKANAKEALOHALANI COLOMA, of 'Ewa, died March 6, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by father, Psalm; mother, Tiffany; grandmothers, Sherry Patinio and Amy Corrales. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

BENEDICT LONTAYAO FLORES, 85, of 'Aiea, died Feb. 28, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired aircraft mechanic. Survived by wife, Jennifer; sons, Arthur and Jonathan; daughter, Vivian Flores Dow; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

KEHAULANI MIRIAM FULLER, 52, of Waipahu, died March. 6, 2009. Born in Honolulu. U.S. Air Force veteran; a housewife. Survived by husband, David; sons, David and William; brothers, Vernon and John Botelho; sisters, Kaunoa Wilson and Jennie Hunt. Inurnment 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

STANLEY FRITZ GODES, 75, of Hanalei, Kaua'i, died Feb. 26, 2009. Born in Boston. Retired owner and proprietor of Stango Inc.; past member of Hawaii Yacht Club. Survived by daughters, Ruth Belmonte, Cheryl Zarachoff and Debbie McLean; grandchildren, Kim, Allison, Roxanne, Kaylee, Jared and Aaron. Celebration of life and lu'au 11 a.m. April 11 at Hanalei Beach Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary.

MIKE AKIO KAWAMOTO, 84, of Cerritos, Calif, died Dec. 27, 2008. Born in Kailua. Graduate of McKinley High School and University of Washington. Survived by wife, Pat; daughters, Beverly and Sharon; grandson, Mathew Streshinsky; brother, Robert; sisters, Ruth Hasegawa and Ethel Tanoue. Committal service held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Fukui Mortuary.

MASATO KODAMA, 91, of Honolulu, died Feb. 18, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired auto diagnostic technician at Schofield Barracks; World War II U.S. Army veteran of 100th Battalion, Headquarters Co. Survived by son, Clifford; daughter, Carol Laciste; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

MAY MARIKO MILLER, 70, of Waipahu, formerly of Los Angeles, died Feb, 5, 2009. Born in Waipahu. Survived by brothers, Toru, Ralph and Mitsuru Yamaguchi; sisters, Sybil Komatsu, Patsy Haga and Naomi Gonsalves. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

SIM SOOK MIYAGAWA, 75, of Honolulu, died March. 10, 2009. Born in Seoul, South Korea. A salesperson at Yokohama Okadaya at Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Survived by son, Jong Chul Lee; daughters, Jong Soon and Jong Sun Lee; brother, Eugene Won; sisters, Sim Hee, Jung Sook, Young Ae, Young Sim and Sim Kyung Won; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Flowers welcome.

HELEN MASAYE MIYAMOTO, 86, of Honolulu, died March 10, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Matson Navigation stenographer. Survived by brother, Herbert Morioka; sister, Mildred Kajiura. Private service held. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

DIANE EMIYO NEKOMOTO, 69, of Honolulu, died March 7, 2009. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Lawrence; sons, Kevin and Dr. Jeffrey; daughter, Donna Okino; brothers, Howard and Lance Okimoto; sisters, Grace Ono and Esther Kaneshiro; two grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

RICHARD TADASHI SHIGEMATSU, 79, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, died March 11, 2009. Born in Lihu'e. A Merchant Marine with the federal government. Survived by sons, Derek Kamahoahoa and Delroy; daughter, Mary Quinores; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Helen Watanabe, Eunice Kinoshita and Gladys Palk. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. next Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kaua'i Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

KIYOKO "KAY" SHINSATO, 95, of Honolulu, died Feb. 28, 2009. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired poi factory/grocery store owner and a drapery seamstress. Survived by sons, Francis, Stanley and Roy; daughter, Katherine Kimura; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Haruko Shinsato and Misao Asato. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

DANE CURTIS SMITH, 51, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 3, 2009. Born in Washington, D.C. Clerk at Giant Food. Survived by mother, Waltraut Allen. No service. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park & Crematory.

ELLEN "ARLENA" LEE STAVERS, 87, of Fullerton, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died March 7, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired state Department of Education school counselor. Survived by daughter, Dr. Judy Davidson; brother, Thomas Lee; sisters, Angeline Lee, Anne Lewis, Alice Thudium and Louise Fleming. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

ADELO TIMBREZA, 69, of Mountain View, Hawai'i, died March 5, 2009. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired city head mechanic. Survived by former wife, Susan; son, Darrell; daughters, Venassa, Valerie Manious, Jessie Sheeley and Jennifer Lucien; sisters, Theresa Timbreza and Dionysia Kaanapu; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Service at a later date. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

MASANORI TSUCHIDA, 89, of Waialua, died March 3, 2009. Born in Waialua. Survived by wife, Toyoko "Thelma"; son, Glen; daughters, Caren Ferreira, Corinne Chung and Vicki Tsuchida; four grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

KOICHI WATANABE, 88, of Honolulu, died March 1, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired self-employed vegetable peddler. Survived by wife, Yukiko; daughters, June Niizuma, Nancy Kaneshiro, Karen Ebesu, May Takamatsu and Ethel Gongob; brothers, Eiji and Kizo; sisters, Miyo Abe and Chiyo Takahashi; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.