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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 16, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Toshio Arisumi, 81, of Honolulu, died April 7, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired state Department of Agriculture plant quarantine inspector; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Hiroko; brother, Haruo; sisters, Gladys, Michiko Taniguchi and Ann Suzawa. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Kuuipo Morgan Chai, 66, of Kaneohe, died March 30, 2010. Born in Wailuku, Maui. A registered nurse at The Queen's Medical Center. Survived by husband, Dennis; daughters, Aulii Graf, Lani Kaaa, Puna and Courtney; son, Hone Stone; seven grandchildren; father, David Morgan Sr.; brother, David "Kawika" Morgan Jr.; sister, Poni Daines. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Monday at St. Ann's Church; prayer service noon; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Virginia B. Cleary, 79, of Los Alamos, N.M., died Jan. 30, 2010. Born in Toledo, Ohio. Longtime science editor of University of Hawaii Press; University of Hawaii alumna. Survived by sons, Warren Jr. and Gregory; grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer and Holly.

Peggy Kodama Dinman, 100, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired Lahainaluna and Farrington High Schools school teacher. Survived by sisters, Harumi Tamanaka and Adele Tyau; nieces; nephews. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Virginia Naval-Batalona Gomez, 62, of Waipahu, died April 3, 2010. Born in the Philippines. Retired Pearlridge Center custodian. Survived by sons, Ronnie and Benjamin Sulvita Jr., and Edgar Ballesteros; daughter, Venuesa Aoto; 12 grandchildren; mother, Bonifacia Batalona; brothers, Winnie, Pepe, Danilo, Roberto and Victor Naval; sisters: Nita Ramos, Emma Juan, Lea Dudley and Maria Esposo. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church; Catholic prayer service 11:30 a.m.; graveside service 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Rikio "Lucky" Higashi, 89, of Honolulu, died March 16, 2010. Born in Puunene, Maui. Retired Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co. general foreman, also retired from Duty Free Shopping. Survived by wife, Ruth; son, Henry Yanabu; sisters, Eva Inouye, Doris Sukita and Lois Hilti; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Jane Kazuko Kameoka, 66, of Honolulu, formerly of Townville, S.C., died April 7, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Delta Air Lines employee. Survived by mother, Mitsu; brother, Roy; sisters, Dorothy Kameoka-Dumont and Alice Orimoto. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Tapasa Uili Lafaele, 2, of Laie, died April 8, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Pili and Shyla; sister, Tausala; grandparents, Uili and Susi Lafaele, Filipo and Carolyn Fuimaono; great-grandparent, Enike Lotomau. Service held. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary Services.

Auwae Noa Kepoikai Lyons Jr., 63, of Honolulu, died April 6, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Rigger/owner of Noa Lyons Rigging with ILWU Local 665; a pyrotechnician. Survived by wife, Jan Foster Lyons; sister, Kulamanu Alexander; brother, Matthew. Celebration of life 4 to 9:30 p.m. May 8 at Waikk Shell. No flowers. Donations to a charity of choice.

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 Kekawa; hanai sisters, Audrey and Ella Kekawa 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.

Felisa Viernes Medina, 73, of Mililani, died March 19, 2010. Born in Olongapo City, Philippines. Retired food preparer at Schofield Barracks mess hall. Survived by husband, Silverio; daughters, Teresita Simsuangco, Shirley Ellefritz, Rosemarie Soriano and Diana Roach; son, Carlito; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Trinidad Bernardo, Dionicia and Norma Viernes and Carmelita Ramos. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. at the mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Jane A. Miller, 81, Aiea, died April 13, 2010. Born in Atlantic City, N.J. Realtor. Survived by daughters, Teri McCready and Lisa Wheeler; sons, William, Michael Wheeler and Charles; eight grandchildren: 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Pearl Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Assistance League of Hawaii or the Smile Train Organization.

Leonardo "Leo" R. Nagtalon, 49, of Waipahu, died March 14, 2010. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Kaiser Moanalua employee with 18 years of service. Survived by wife, Rowena; sons, Aries, Jayford and Laarni; brothers, Virgilio, Willy and Ronald; sisters, Erlinda Loiz, Lydia Agpaoa and Florderliza Felipe; two grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.[0x0b]

Mason Kawai Namahoe, 66, of Honolulu, died March 31, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Kahala Mall security director; also Walmart-Keeaumoku sales associate. Survived by sons, Trent and Ryan; daughter, Sharla Taufetee; brother, Benjamin; six grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Scattering of ashes 10:30 a.m. April 25 at Sand Island. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Ellen Mariano Pahinui, 67, of Waianae, died March 30, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Homemaker. Survived by sons, Abel, Robinson, Robert and Robinson Pahinui II, Clifton and Shane Leandro; daughters, Elizabeth and Ashley Guerrero; sister, Helen Nani Ahuna; brother, Harold Ahuna; 40 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Rita's Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes 11 a.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Joel N. Pahk, 76, of Honolulu, died April 13, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired from SERVCO Forklift & Industrial Equipment; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Marilyn; daughter, Amy Wong; brothers, Daniel and Isaac; two grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; inurnment 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Jeffrey James Phillip, 31, of Honolulu, died April 10, 2010. Born in Tamuning, Guam. T&C Surf employee. Survived by wife, Chace; sons, Jeffrey and Jalen; daughter, Tianna Rodrigues; parents, Swither and Aurea Phillip; brother, Kevin; sister, Jennifer Tudela; grandfather, Temba Soram. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Constancio "Tuns" "Sal" Sausa, 79, of Waipahu, died April 8, 2010. Born in Waipahu. Retired Oahu Sugar Co. heavy-equipment operator with 43 years of service. Survived by sons, Gordon, Gary and Darrel "Boz"; daughters, Diane Robello, Sharlene Cabebe, Doreen Andrade and Sharon; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Emilia Carlos; Sojot family of Ewa Beach. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church; Mass noon; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Violet Sumie Tamura, 84, of Honolulu, died April 8, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, David; daughters, Katie Yoshioka and April; brother, Ernest Iwane; four grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Katie Won Pil Tevesaka Katie You Teves, 87, of Honolulu, died March 24, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Homemaker. Survived by sons, Jonathan and Rodney "Rod"; half sister, Lynn Garcia; a half brother; two grandchildren. Service 11:30 a.m. April 24 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

George Kojin Tokuhama, 92, of Aiea, died March 29, 2010. Born in Aiea. Retired C&H 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 Takeo Tokunaga, 68, of Honolulu, died April 7, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired owner/general contractor of T. Tokunaga Contracting. Survived by son, Thomas Jr.; daughters, Teresse Iaela-Tokunaga and Trude Lau; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth, Ronald and Dennis; sisters, Beatrice Alegar and Janet Kuwahara. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Myra Sumiko Wakukawa, 81, died April 7, 2010. Born in Eleele, Kauai. Gardening enthusiast. Survived by husband, Daniel; sons, Ernest, and Mark Miyashiro; daughter, Eva Kishimoto; sisters, Margaret Chong and Amy Makishi; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; inurnment 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Gladys Chiyoko Wataoka, 98, of Honolulu, died April 7, 2010. Born in Kohala, Hawaii. Homemaker. Survived by son, Russell; daughters, Miriam "Michiko" Doi and Andrea Fujinaga; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Private service held. No flowers. No monetary gifts. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.