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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Theresa Mae Scanlan Andrade, 76, of Honolulu, died March 23, 2010. Born in Fagatogo, Tutuila, American Samoa. Retired from Hawaiian Telephone Co. Survived by daughters, Noralynn Mae Samalaulu Schubert, Gretchen Michelle Schubert LeGalley, Wendee Jeanne Van Gieson, Dawn-Sheree Lehua Young and Kanani Rose Aea; son, Byron Wade Eugene Schubert Sr.; sisters, Rosary Catala, Anna Reed, Gretchen Makaiwi and Yvonne Foster; brothers, Clarence "Rags" and John Christopher Scanlan; aunt, Emily Reed; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Gary M. Arita, 75, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2010. Born in Kyoto, Japan. Retired sole-proprietor of his own transportation business. Survived by wife, Joan; son, James; daughter, Joyce Kato; one grandson. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Robert Solomon Biesiada, 79, of Waimea, Hawaii, formerly of Hilo, Hawaii, died March 31, 2010. Born in Milwaukee, Wis. Blacksmith; U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife, Katherine Eckert; daughters, Ana Nawahine-Kahoopii and Kate Nawahine; son, David Nawahine; sister, Jule Llama; three grandsons. Service 10 a.m. April 24 at Kuliamano Senior Housing Meeting Hall, Pepeekeo. In lieu of flowers, donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Primitiva D. Castillo, 89, of Waipahu, died April 5, 2010. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by children, Pauline Yuen, Mary Linda, Roxanne Kinimaka, Dolores Enomoto, Steven and Franklin; six grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Margaret M. Chun, 84, of Mililani, died April 7, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired accountant clerk. Survived by son, Bradford; daughter, Joyce Tanaka; granddaughter, Tiffany. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

James E. Cox, 89, of Waianae, died April 9, 2010. Born in Norway, Maine. Handyman; U.S. Navy veteran. Survived by wife, Laura; sons, James Jr. and Archie; stepsons, John and Rodney Raymond, Marvin and Hal Vance, James Jr., Brian, Alvin, Robert and Eric Garcia; daughters, Pualani Souza and Leilani Keawe; stepdaughters, Monica Raymond, Sandra and Laurie Garcia; 34 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchild-ren. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makaha Ward; service 11 a.m. to noon; committal service 1 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

John "Frank" Francis Curtis, 82, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2010. Born in Boston, Mass. Retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency employee. Survived by wife, Audrey; sons, Jim and Rick; daughters, Debbie Benson and Cathy Cisneros; sisters, Winifred Strange and Teresa Barry; six grandchildren. Visitation 11:30 a.m. April 24 at Borthwick Mortuary; celebration of life service noon. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Yoshihiro "Yoshi" Daimaru, 79, of Hilo, Hawaii, died March 18, 2010. Born in Hilo. Retired welder for former Hilo Iron Works. Survived by sons, Dennis and Ronald; daughter, Sharon Kai; sisters, Lillian Nishiura, Clara Yanabu and Jane Sakanoi; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Seichi Fujiwara, 97, of Lahaina, Maui, died April 12, 2010. Born on Maui. Pioneer Mill Co. carpenter supervisor. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, Clyde, Neal and Wade; daughters, Clarice Miyahira, Lani Goto and Teri; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Editha C. Guerrero, 67, of Honolulu, died March 29, 2010. Born in the Philippines. Retired Avalon Care Center housekeeper. Survived by husband, Gerardo; son, Jerry; daughter, Jenny Pavao; brother, Jovencio Dela Cruz; sisters, Anna Ignacio, Merced Cayetano, Celina Clemente, Maxima Pascual and Lolita Wieand; six grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Philomena Church; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Lorraine Harris, 82, of Kailua, died April 11, 2010. Born in Ferndale, Mich. Retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel hostess; entertainer with Harris 5-0 and other musicians. Survived by sons, Dennis and Timothy; sisters-in-law, Agnes Marie Bofill and Lucia Velma Bofill; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Kailua Community Church. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Don Paul Hartmann, 64, of Hauula, died April 10, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Sales representative with Alpha Electric. Survived by wife, Debi; son, Joshua; daughters, Yavette Charles and Alison; six grandchildren. Visitation 2 to 3:45 p.m. today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mauka Chapel Hauula 4th Ward; service 4 p.m. Private burial. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary Services.

Toshiko "Larrie" Higa, 85, of Gardena, Calif,, died April 11, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Owner of jewelry business, Monarch-Covina. Survived by husband, Charlie; daughters, Michele and Mary; son, Robert; three grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Faith United Methodist Church, Torrance, Calif. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Kubota Nikkei Mortuary.

Kameko Hokama, 87, of Aiea, died March 12, 2010. Born in Hamakua, Hawaii. Survived by son, Dr. Myles; daughters, Joyce Dela Calsada, Dian, Leona Yamatsuka and Judith Kaneshiro; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Hisao "Hisa" Ishida, 88, of Honolulu, died April 11, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired proprietor of Asahi Service Station; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Kazuko; son, Neal; daughters, Lynn Yoshimoto and Kathy Shota; five grandchildren; brother, Gary. Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Kimie Ito, 96, of Honolulu, died March 20, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Oishimochi Ltd. office manager. Survived by brothers, Robert and Stanley; sister, Yaeko Miyata. Private service. No koden (monetary gifts), Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Sachiko Ito, 75, of Honolulu, died March 20, 2010. Born in Tokyo, Japan. Retired Akepo Arms Apartments office clerk. Survived by husband, Stanley; daughters, Carol Yamamoto and Susan; granddaughter, Traci. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Doneyn Adelmeyer Johnson, 84, of Fairfield, Calif., died March 17, 2010. Born in Waialua Plantation, Oahu. Homemaker. Survived by husband, William; daughters, Beverly and Gayle; son, Douglas; sister, Judith; one grandson. Service held at Oahu Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Yonyi Kim, 104, of Honolulu, died April 9, 2010. Born in South Korea. Homemaker. Survived by son, Bong Ho Lee; daughters, Cathy Lee, Sang Gum Lee, Jung Sil Sung, Kwi Hwa Lee and Kwi Nyon Santoki; 25 grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 5 p.m.

Kikuno Kimura, 101, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, died April 10, 2010. Born in Naalehu, Hawaii. Housewife and coffee farmer. Survived by son, Stanley; daughters, Yasue Young, Mildred Inouye and Lynda Palea; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo, Hawaii; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kailua, Kona.

Stanley Kodani, 71, of Kahului, Maui, died April 3, 2010. Born on Lanai. Survived by mother, Kay Kimura; sister, Gladys Miyasaka; brother, Gary; nieces; nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Katsumi Rodney Kokubun, 80, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died April 6, 2010. Born in Makawao, Maui. Mason with the Masons & Plasterers Union Local No. 1, Hawaii. Survived by daughters, Pamela Diaz and Renee Balkwill; son, Ward; sister, Hideko Miyauchi; brothers, Robert, Mervyn and Ronald; two granddaughters; one great-grandson. Private service. Arrangements by Palm Mortuary Inc., Las Vegas.

Sateki Loketi, 44, of Lahaina, Maui, died April 7, 2010. Born in Longoteme, Tonga. Security guard in the hotel industry. Survived by parents, Manu and Mele; wife, Velonika; son, Solomone; daughters, Taieni, Milika, Ilaisaane Lose and Fahina Kamataaangaheuikelotu; brothers, Tevita, Solomone, Taniela, Saia, Sitaleki, Alatini and Lupeni; sister, Kakala. Visitation 6 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Saturday at Puehuihueiki Cemetery. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Joan R. McDonald, 76, of KÝhei, Maui, died April 6, 2010. Born in Wyoming. Retired elementary school teacher. Survived by sons, James, John, Ted and Bruce Leibly; daughter, Elizabeth Leibly; 12 grandchildren. Service 8 a.m. May 14 at the Royal Mauian Resort, KÝhei. Aloha attire. Donations to Hospice Maui. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

Loretta Leonani McKeague, 60, of Kaneohe, died April 3, 2010. Born in Koolaupoko. Worked at the Hawaii State Hospital. Survived by companion, James Tollefson; daughters, Charlene, Cheryl McDonald and Connie; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Benjamin and Conrad Jones; sister, Elizabeth Waialae; hanai sons, Eddie Kahale, Marcus Ishiki, Joseph McKeague, Thomas and Patrick Osborne; hanai daughters, Patricia Osborne, Debbie and Brenda Keliihoomalu, Marie Spotkaff and Dorren Jones; hanai brothers, Joe, James, William and Robert Kekeawa; hanai sisters, Audrey and Ella Kekaawa and Elmyra Pangarang. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel; service 10 a.m.; graveside service noon at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Masaye Oyama, 80, of Pearl City, died April 1, 2010. Born in Yamaguchi-Ken, Japan. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Kazuyoshi; daughters, Theresa Ann, Julie Inouye and Sheri Kajioka; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Eiichi Kagimoto; sister, Shigeko Yokota. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Peter Sengpraseut, 48, of Wahiawa, died April 8, 2010. Born in Laos. Retired engineer. No service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii .

George Kojin Tokuhama, 92, of Aiea, died March 29, 2010. Born in cAiea. Retired Hawaiian and Commercial Sugar Co. lab analyst. Survived by wife, Beatrice; sons, Wayne, Roy and Robin; daughter, Wilma Uyehara; stepdaughters, Louella "Coco" Coogan and Sheila Young; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward and Thomas; sister, Vivian. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Thomas "Montana" T. Watanabe, 83, of Honolulu, died March 24, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard mechanical engineer. Survived by brother, Wallace; sister, Alice Botticelli; seven nieces and nephews; eight grandnieces and grandnephews. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Elroy Fujio Yamashiro, 46, of Pukalani, Maui, died April 7, 2010. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Former construction laborer. Survived by mother, Sylvia; brothers, Kelly and Gerald Jr.; sister, Cheryl. Service 4 p.m. Sunday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.