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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Paul Takumi Akama, 84, of Lhue, Kauai, died April 17, 2010. Born in Lhue. Retired from County of Kauai Department of Motor Vehicles finance department. Survived by wife, Betsy; sons, David, Lance, Alan, Michael and Kenneth; daughter, Edythe Maeda; mother, Umeyo; sister, Ruth Wakayama; seven grandchildren. Visitation 3 p.m. Saturday at Lhue Christian Church; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Alfredo "Amad" Minoru Albert Damaso, 75, of Makakilo, died March 13, 2010. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired Honolulu Terminal A wharf clerk; American Trucking, Dole and Sheraton Waikk truck driver. Survived by daughters, Madalene "Tweedie" Huddy, Virginia "Gini-Girl" Barber, Michelle "Mimi" Nordyke, Olivia Justo, Denise "Dee" Moniz, Germaine "Raymie" Justo, Lorrie-Ann Ganiron and Lucretia "Darcie"; brother, Hoku; sisters, Gloria Jean Mills, Mabellyne and Violet Makekao; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m.

Brian Kevin "Shavana" Galiza, 50, of Wahiawa, died April 5, 2010. Born in Wahiawa. Member of Waipahu Aloha Club House. Survived by brothers, Edward, Leonard James and Derwin Martin; sisters, Carmen Marie Luna, Geraldine Mae Abergas, Patricia Ann Lorita and Theresa Ann Jimenez; nieces; nephews. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday at Alii Beach Park pavillion. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Kameko Ishihara, 100, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died April 3, 2010. Born in Kekaha, Kauai. Retired from Ishihara Market. Survived by sons, Harry and Peter; daughters, June Shota and Gladys Yang; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Yutaka, Akio and Kenji Arakaki; sisters, Fumiko Yoshida, Yuriko Suehiro, Asako Yamashiro and Mildred Go. Private service held. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Takeo Kakuda, 94, of Hanapepe, Kauai, died April 11, 2010. Born in Waimea, Kauai. Overseer at the County of Kauai. Survived by daughters, Alison Nakagawa, Colleen, Iris Parongao and Loris; four grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Amy Yoshiko Koge, 82, of Aiea, died April 4, 2010. Born in Ookala, Hawaii. Survived by husband, Herbert; son, Brian; brother, Raymond Kishida; sister, Betsy Hutcherson. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Larry L. McIntosh, 67, of Kapaa, Kauai, died April 15, 2010. Born in Monroeville, Ind. Band director for Kauai High School and Kauai Community College. Survived by wife, Lauretta Cook McIntosh; daughters, Traci Alaniz, Leana Scibetta and Sydney; son, Larry Wayne; three grandchildren. Celebration of life and his encore music festival 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Robert W. Moore, 84, of Kailua, died April 13, 2010. Born in Covelo, Calif. Retired chief engineer at KITV; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Patricia; daughter, Karen Strailey; hanai daughter, Kathi; granddaughters, Lisa, Jacqui, and Katey Strailey. Service pending. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Alfred S. Mori, 90, of Kapaa, Kauai, died April 2, 2010. Born in Kapaa. State building and grounds superintendent. Survived by wife, Yoshiko; daughter, Alta Shigeta; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Dr. Albert and Kenneth; sister, Barbara Won. Service held at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Patsy Char Murphy, 86, of Honolulu, died April 14, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaiian Tel telephone operator. Survived by son, Patrick; daughter, Rayna Benton; brother, Henry Char; sister, Sally Hostallero; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 9:45 a.m.; entombment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lefty Noboru Sugimura, 86, of Honolulu, died March 19, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired carpenter and owner of Lefty Sugimura Construction. Survived by wife, Elaine; daughter, Stephanie Nipp; brothers, Tadashi and Herman; sisters, Patsy Mainaga and Joan Honda; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Rose Natsuko Teshima, 76, of Honolulu, died April 16, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired school vice principal. Survived by husband, Allen; daughters, Sheila Kitamura and Lori Obata; brothers, George and Stanley Oishi; sister, Lillian Yamane; four grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary.

Betty Jean "Jeannie" Thronas, 80, of Kapaa, Kauai, died April 16, 2010. Born in Kapaa. Survived by sons, Fred Jr. and Daryl; daughters, Debra Lacaden, Sharon Inanod and Crystal Contrades; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, William Correia; sisters, Geraldine Ferreira, Sophie Soares and Agnes Cadinha. Visitation 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine's Church; Mass 11 a.m. Private interment at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Tuinanau Tuia Jr., 29, of Honolulu, died April 7, 2010. Born in Camp Pendleton, Calif. Security guard. Survived by father, Tuinanau Sr.; sisters, Louisa Laupati, Joann Maga and Melinda Mobley; brothers, Peni and Joseph. Visitation 8:30 to 10 a.m. today at Light House Church, Waipahu; service 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Tsuyako Kodani Yamato, 92, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Masao; daughter, Charlotte; nephews; nieces. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.