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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Diane Kanoelehua Aiana, 79, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, died April 19, 2010. Born in Hana, Maui. Retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel food and beverage manager. Survived by daughters, Aldreen Reynolds and Armine Medeiros; son, David Jr.; brothers, Harry and Robert Malaikini; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, condolences to Aldreen Reynolds, P.O. Box 44928, Kamuela, HI 96743. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kailua, Kona.

Alejandro Elizaga Aquino Jr., 70, of Waipahu, died March 31, 2010. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines. MMI Realty Service employee. Survived by wife, Lourdes; sons, Jeffrey and Fernando; daughter, Ligaya; mother, Francisca; sisters, Petronila Aquino Eschelbach and Warmelita Aquino Eleazar; six grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m. Flowers welcome.

Francisco "Frankie" Eder Basilio Jr., 38, of Honolulu, died April 13, 2010. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by wife, Romelyn; daughter, Ysabel; son, Francis; mother, Maria "Cion"; brother, Glenn; sisters, Grace Simon and Gina Agustin. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Suzanne D. Bonds, 83, of Honolulu, died April 9, 2010. Born in Vietnam. Retired doctor and head of a nursing home. Survived by daughter, Daniele Gortz; son, Philippe Couture; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Beatrice Boneza, 77, of Kailua, died April 1, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Richard and Peter; daughters, Linda Feliciano and Tina; brother, Thomas Moniz; sister, Dorothy Moniz; eight grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

James "Jimmy" Colobong, 64, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died April 18, 2010. Born in Kapaa, Kauai. Retired Lhue Plantation heavy equipment operator. Survived by wife, Veronica; sons, Scot Pacanas and Robin; daughter, Tina Ferreira; brother, Robert; sister, Flora Cortez; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Service at a later date. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Paula Ewe Delgado, 85, of Haleiwa, died April 5, 2010. Born in Wahiawa. Member of St. Peter & Paul Church of Waimea. Survived by husband, Samuel Sr.; daughters, Faith Bajio, Connie Foster and Monica; sons, Samuel Jr. and Eric; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; program 10 a.m.; prayer service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Tokuji Emoto, 86, of Honolulu, died April 18, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired federal government civil service supply clerk; U.S. Army recipient of the Purple Heart. Survived by son, George; grandchildren, Shelly, Kimberly and Shaston; brothers, Yoshimi and Kameo. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Eugene Hachiro Imamura, 88, of Edmonds, Wash., died Jan. 28, 2010. Born in Waipahu. Retired doctor; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by nephews and nieces. Visitation 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service noon. No flowers.

Rose Gulapa Juan, 93, of Honolulu, died April 20, 2010. Born in Waimanalo. Retired Hawaii National Bank loan adjuster; formerly employed at First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of Hawaii. Survived by daughter, Cora Vasquez; son, the Rev. Alan; sister, Violet Medina; granddaughter, Melanie Vasquez. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

Craig B. Kamiko, 52, of Waianae, died April 15, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaii Transfer Co. truck driver. Survived by wife, Margaret; son, Brandon; daughter, Hoku; sisters, Cissy and Sheila Scanlan; five grandchildren. Service over the ashes 10 a.m. today at Kualoa Beach Park; luncheon to follow; scattering of ashes 2:30 p.m. from Heeia Kea Pier. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Maikala M. Kema, 41, of Kaneohe, died March 26, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Keoni and Kamakaii Bush-Lo and Terry Aukai Mendez; parents, John and Lei; brother, John III; sisters, Lesa Padua and Cynthia Tauai; nieces; nephews. Service 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Donations to the Hawaii Kidney Foundation. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii and Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Gladys Itsuko Tomita Mahelona, 90, of Honolulu, died April 20, 2010. Born in Puunene, Maui. Retired from Sears Roebuck. Survived by son, William Jr.; daughter, Lisa Sukita; two grandchildren; one great-grandson. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Floyd Masao Maruya, 56, of Honolulu, died March 16, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Kuakini Medical Center maintenance worker. Survived by daughter, Alexis Maruya-Racca; brother, Harvey; sister, Gloria Wong; nephew, Kyle Wong. Visitation 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 5 p.m.

Ethel Fusae Mori, 94, of Honolulu, died April 15, 2010. Born on Oahu. Retired Jacqueline's of Hawaii seamstress. Survived by son, Kenneth; daughters, Janet, and Linda Shimizu; grandchildren, Shari Takashima, Erik and Wade Shimizu and Laura Gonzales; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Kaneshiro and Gladys Nakata. Visitation 1 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Violet Yoneko Nakayama, 86, of Honolulu, died April 14, 2010. Born in Waialua. Retired seamstress. Survived by brother, James Oshiro; nephews; nieces. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Loretta J. Nelson, 79, of Honolulu, died April 21, 2010. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska. Former Kaiser Hospital registered nurse. Survived by husband, Philip; brothers, Kenneth and Melvin Bailey; sister, Judy Francoeur. Service at a later date. Donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

John B. Rapozo Jr., 70, of Hanapepe, Kauai, died April 20, 2010. Born in Hawaii. Retired McBryde Sugar truck driver. Survived by sons, John III, Adam and Edwin; daughter, Bernadette Gutierrez; sisters, Anna Mae Kona, Mary Jane Cabral and Rose Marie Poirier; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Prayer service 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Miyoko Shiramizu, 91, of Mililani, died April 8, 2010. Born on Maui. Survived by son, Ray; daughter, Charlotte; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Kay Yoshimoto and Mabel Okamura; nieces, nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Rosalina "Alice" Sereno Smith, 82, of Honolulu, died March 20, 2010. Born on Kauai. Retired Kuakini Hospital ward clerk. Survived by sons, Glen Hymie Kekaula and Alan Wayne; grandchildren, Kellilynn Kanoelani and Leland Kekaula Cockett-Smith; brother, Robert Harold Balangsag Sr.; sister, Carol Carmen Rose. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Lillian Miyoko Tsuji, 78, of Aiea, died March 27, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Dole Corp. clerk. Survived by daughter, Jo Ann Verzon; grandson, Gavin; brothers, Wilfred and Kenneth Ikari; sister, Hazel Lee. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary. .

Morie Yagi, 86, of Honolulu, died April 17, 2010. Born in Onomea, Hawaii. Retired Times Super Market meat cutter. Survived by sons, Jason and Lester; daughter, Joanne Like; sister, Hiroko Nakamatsu; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Waialae Baptist Church; service 6 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. May 1 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.