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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 8, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Brad Arnold, 55, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died April 2, 2010. Born in Santa Monica, Calif. Vietnam War veteran; member of the Hilo Church of the Nazarene. Survived by mother, Betty; brothers, Ron, Tad and Greg. Committal service 9 a.m. today at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Edith Mariko Arakawa, 79, of Honolulu, died March 25, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired state Department of Education teacher at Maemae and Kalihi Elementary Schools. Survived by brother, Clarence; nephews; nieces. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Mary A. Boekhout, 90, of Honolulu, died March 25, 2010. Born in Sodus, N.Y. Retired medical center clerk. Survived by daughter, Barbara Saromines-Ganne. Service May 18 in Puttneyville, N.Y. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Dennis L.H. Chang, 64, of Honolulu, died April 6, 2010. Born in Honolulu, Retired Times Supermarket meat cutter. Survived by sisters, Annie Chang Park, Beatrice Chang Carter, Clara Chang Yokotake and Elaine Hoffman; nieces; nephews. No service. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Elsie Kam Wan Chang, 93, of Honolulu, died April 4, 2010. Born in 'Ola'a, Hawaii. Active in the Pauahi Recreation Center. Survived by sons, Philip and Lawrence; daughter, Linda Chun; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church; Mass 11:15 a.m.; entombment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Evelyn Ho Clarke, 91, of Honolulu, died March 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by son, Arthur; sisters, Elsie Quinn, Marian and Constance Ho and Anita Brewster, three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Walter J. Crawford, 96, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died April 6, 2010. Born in Cheneyville, La. World War II flight surgeon in the Army Air Corps; pediatrician and ophthalmologist. Survived by daughter, Sarah; three grandchildren. No service. Donations to Hualalai Academy and to the Hawaii Island Humane Society. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Joseph Ralph Downs III, 56, of Honolulu, died March 1, 2010. Born in Hagerstown, Md. Barnwell Industries chief information officer; U.S. Air Force veteran. Survived by wife, Stephanie; son, Daniel; daughter, Kristen; parents, the Rev. Joseph Jr. and Doris; brother, Stephen; sisters, Carrol Schuessler and Beth. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Maile Moore Forbert, 52, of Vallejo, Calif., died March 30, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Certified gemologist and appraiser. Survived by husband, Mark; daughter, Malia; brothers. Richard, James and Andrew Moore; sister, Sara Moore. Mainland celebration of life. Donations made to Malia Forbert trust c/o Mark Forbert. Arrangements by Tulocay, Napa, Calif.

Margaret "Aunty Sachan" Satoyo Harada, 93, of Honolulu, died March 29, 2010. Born in Waipahu. Homemaker. Survived by sister, Mitsue Lum; caregivers, Charlene, Hide and Cindy; nieces; nephews. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Edward "Ed" Joseph Heemink, 63, of Hilo, Hawaii, died March 21, 2010. Born in Seattle. A substitute teacher for the state Department of Education. Survived by sister, Gretchen Kunkel; brother, Don Campbell; caregiver, Lorraine Araujo. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday at Zion's House of Praise Holiness Church, 170 Makaala St., Hilo; celebration of life 10 a.m. Private burial of ashes at a later date. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edward Masatoshi Ihara, 84, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died April 1, 2010. Born in Waipahu. Coco Palms Hotel receiving clerk; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Betty; daughters, Sharlyne Fallon, Tamra, Ellarye Ramos and Bekki Malapit; four grandchildren; sisters, Merlin Sakai, Edith Matsuda and Harriet; brother, Wallace. Service 2 p.m. today at Kauai Veterans Cemetery; inurnment pending at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Jacob Caraang Imperial, infant son of Moses and Jocelyn, of Honolulu, died March 30, 2010. Born in Ho-nolulu. Also survived by grandparents, Corazon Caraang and Anatalia. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Mass 11 a.m.; graveside service 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Rose Schumacher Keahi, 77, of Anahola, Kauai, formerly of Honolulu, died April 3, 2010. Born in Lhue, Kauai. Retired Alphabetland School pre-school teacher. Survived by sons, Scott and Emerson; daughter, Twila Otstot; brothers, Walter and Rudolph Schumacher; sister, Gladys Carter; five grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; inurnment at Diamond Head Cemetery. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Patrick Kiernan, 70, of Mililani, formerly of Kaneohe, died Nov. 17, 2009. Born in Honolulu. U.S. Navy veteran. Survived by daughter, Cheryl; brother, Raymond Jr.; sister, Patricia Soares; stepson, Walter Alonzo Wilbur; caregiver, Amy Cera; nurse, Armando Celestino. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

King Andreaus Lamadora, 58, of Daly City, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, died April 3, 2010. Farrier for 29 years. Survived by wife, Nina Anne; children, Tony Joseph and Keola Rose; mother, Gloria; siblings, Chris and Lisa. Visitation 4 to 9 p.m. April 15 at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, Daly City. Visitation also 3 to 9 p,m. April 16 at the mortuary; service 7 p.m. Service also 11 a.m. April 17 at the mortuary. Private interment.

Wayne Lancaster, 50, of Waianae, died March 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Maintenance worker at Makaha Valley Country Club. Survived by sons, Alika and Kekoa; daughters, Kahealani, Kuuleialoha and Lehua; sisters, Gwyneth English, Carolynn Lancaster and Marie Lancaster; three grandchildren. Visitation 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary; service 3 p.m.

Rosita M. Lewis, 58, of Kapolei, died April 2, 2010. Born in the Philippines. Quilter. Survived by husband, Donald; sons, Lito and Erwin Casantusan, Rod, Brian and Scott; father, Francisco Condino; three grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

James Howard Love, 78, of Honolulu, died March 29, 2010. Born in Waipahu. Hawaii businessman; Korean War U.S. Army lieutenant. Survived by wife, Blossom; son, Joseph; daughters, Valeri, Dara Duncan, Constance Lewsadder and Laura Gillis; four grandsons; sister, Nell Barrington. Private service. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Thomas Takao Maruyama, 72, of Mililani, died March 12, 2010. Born in Waialua. Retired aircraft mechanic for Pam Am and United Airlines; U.S. Air Force veteran. Survived by wife, Amy; son, Dwayne; daughter, Jayna Smith; two grandchildren; brother, Roy; sisters, Helen Nakamura and Barbara Morioka. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Larry Y. Nagai, 80, of Honolulu, died March 13, 2010. Born in Kona, Hawaii. A retired mechanic. Survived by wife, Alice; sons, Rodney and Derek; daughter, Joyce Anguay; sisters, Margaret Ogawa and Toyomi Nonaka; two grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements Moanalua Mortuary.

Sally Setsue Nakayama, 89, of Honolulu, died March 31, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Housewife. Survived by son, Mark; daughters, Fay Murashige and Wilma Yonemoto; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Myrle Loretta Ululani Nuesca, 77, of Kailua, died March 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Homemaker Survived by sons, Sterling, Mark, Michael, Guy Sr., Lloyd and Louis; daughters, Sandra Miller, Lezlee, Laurel Nuuhiwa and Victoria; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Service 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kailua Seventh-day Adventist Church. No flowers. Aloha attire. Donations to the Nuesca family. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Michael Pszyk, 92, of Haiku, Maui, died April 4, 2010. Born in Mountain View, Hawaii. Retired Haleakala National Park maintenance supervisor. Survived by wife, Violet; sons, Michael and Ronald; daughters, Agnes Groff and Lillian Bacos; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Josphine Laul. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rita's Church, Haiku; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church Cemetery. No flowers. Lei welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Patrick Milton Rosa, 72, of Kailua, died April 4, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired city Department of Parks & Recreation surveyor. Survived by wife, Irene; sons, Robert and David; daughters, Donna Corrales, Julie Vainowski and Cheryl Rackle; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church; family eulogy 10:30 a.m.; Mass 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Ruth Berger Ross, 98, of Brooklyn, N.Y., former Honolulu resident of 35 years, died April 2, 2010. Schoolteacher in Honolulu into her 80s. Survived by daughter, Hilary Salk; grandchildren, Nicole and Daniel Salk; five great-granddaughters. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Chapel, Cranston, R.I.

Tatsuyo Shiraki, 93, of Honolulu, died March 27, 2010. Born in Puunene, Maui. Housewife. Survived by daughter, Meg Uehara; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Elizabeth Sumie "Liz" "Beth" Tanigawa, 92, of Honolulu, died March 27, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Employee of the Tahitian Lanai restaurant in Waikk. Survived by son, Melvin; daughters, Arlene Yamamoto and Susan; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life and love service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts). Casual attire. Donations to Harris United Methodist Church.

Juana Polomar Velasco, 98, of Lhue, Kauai, died March 28, 2010. Born in Bantay Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Pineapple cannery laborer. Survived by daughter, Bacilia Asuncion; sons, Jacinto and Dominador; 12 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. April 17 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Marion Leroy Wolverton, 69, of Ocean View, Hawaii, died March 16, 2010. Born in Bedford, Iowa. U.S. Navy veteran; Kona Surf cook. Survived by sons, John, Daniel and Robert; daughters, Patricia Maffit and Susan; sisters, Martha Harrison and Mary Lois Payton; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service 9 a.m. April 24 at the Ocean View Community Center. Commital service 9:30 a.m. April 26 at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.