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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, April 25, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Ernest "Ene" Akimseu, 83, of Hilo, Hawaii, died April 19, 2010. Born in Kalaoa, Papaikou, Hawaii. A retired supervisor for HELCO. Survived by sons, Ernest Aaron, Terry, Gary, Larry, Everett and Ernie; daughters, Ernestine Hekekia, Sharon Akimseu-Victorino, Jeri Kekaualua and Elizabeth Kataoka; hanai son, Darryl Bissen; brothers, Raymond, Thomas, Ameil and Earl; sisters, Momi Nueva, Ilima Noeva, Priscilla Kagawa, Luwana Sumiki, Cynthia Moses and Gail Figueroa; 27 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center; service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Nicholas Roy Arato Sr., 97, of Honolulu, died April 19, 2010. Born in the Philippines. A retired federal civil service employee. Survived by wife, Natividad; sons, Nicholas Roy Jr. and Alan; daughters, Sylvia Arato Ishibashi and Karen Arato Castillo; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter and Paul Church; Mass 9:30 a.m.; inurnment 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Bregoria "Alice" Aricayos, 83, of Kahului, Maui, died April 17, 2010. Born in Haiku, Maui. Retired Sheraton Resort and Spa pantry worker. Survived by sons, Augustine "Augie," Joseph "Pancho," Severino "Junior" Jr., Rogelio "Roy," Rodney, and Andrew "Ricky"; daughters, Gloria "Tita" and Annette "Naneng" Pearson; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Haiku; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

John "Gago" Bega, 83, of Ewa, died March 20, 2010. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired Oahu Sugar Co. truck driver. Survived by sons, Clifford and Kenneth; daughters, Donna Rivera and Susan; brothers, Manuel and Raymond; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

John Michael Bolosan, 22, of Khei, Maui, died Jan. 27, 2010. Born in the Philippines. Survived by parents, Emmanuel and Neri; brother, James; sisters, Emmalee and Ivy. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Albert P. Caporoz, 75, of Las Cruces, N.M., died Feb. 26, 2010. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii. A City of Las Cruces electrician; military veteran. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Eric Luna; stepchildren, Debra Martinez and Jonny Nevarez; one granddaughter; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Calahate; brothers, Barney, Domingo and Henry. Mass Friday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Scattering of ashes 1 p.m. Saturday at Poka Bay.

Ronald Cruz Deguzman, 39, of Wailuku, Maui, died April 14, 2010. Born in Bulacan, Philippines. Paradise Beverage warehouse stocking department assistant and Polynesian Adventure tour bus driver. Survived by mother, Teresita Balato Cruz; hanai mother, Floramina Uremeneta; wife, Bridget Keala DeGuzman; sons, Justin and Ronald; daughter, Kristine. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wailuku Door of Faith; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

George Louis Freitas, 83, of Makawao, Maui, died April 18, 2010. Born in Paia, Maui. Retired labor worker for a private construction company. Survived by sons, Wayne and Louis; daughters, Annette Dennis and Cheryl Lucero; brothers, Richard and Walter; sisters, Betty Carvalho and Gladys Caires; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

Shiro Fukunaga, 76, of Pahala, died April 8, 2010. Born in Pahala. Retired master sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. Survived by sons, Chester and Steve; daughter, Amy Johnson; brother, Saburo; sisters, Janice Taniguchi and Yoneko Sakai; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary; service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Christen V. Jensen, 30, of Khei, Maui, died April 21, 2010. Born in Colorado. Restaurant manager for the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa. Survived by fiancee, Alison Jakubowski; parents, Neil and Patrice. Service 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

Raymond "Mr. Happy" Jordan, 66, of Waianae, died April 19, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Retired owner of Happy's Garage in New Jersey. A U.S. Marine. Survived by wife, Patricia; sons, Raymond and Shawn; three grandchildren; sisters, Mary Conley and Peggy Mongelli. Committal service 2 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Celebration of life 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Maili Beach Point. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Chung Ho Kim, 69, of Honolulu, died April 22, 2010. Born in Jeol La Nam-Do, South Korea. Survived by wife, Boo Me; son, John; daughters, Eun Jong and Mee Jong Kim; six grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Jerridee "Jerri" Leinani Miyoko Halliwell, 51, of Waimea, Hawaii, died April 13, 2010. Born in Boise, Idaho. Loan officer. Survived by companion, Andrew Bannister; daughters, Jody Manalo and Nicole Beter; stepdaughters, Tharranne Covington, April Atud and Louremae McCue; mother, Jody Leilani Fleming; stepfather, Leo Fleming; stepmother, Annie; brothers, Bradley and Keahi Fleming; sisters, Lian Fleming-Nazara and Maile Gagliardi; stepbrother, Kelly Fleming; stepsister, Chanel Atoa-Williams; grandmother, Mary Williams; 11 grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. May 1 at New Hope Chapel, Waipahu, 94-050 Farrington Highway. Service 3 p.m. May 8 at Keauhou Bay, Keauhou, Hawaii; scattering of ashes to follow. Flowers and loose flowers for scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

Coleen "Lynn" Mae Hirota, 53, of Waialua, died April 8, 2010. Born in Waimea, Kauai. Leeward Community College working supervisor. Survived by husband, Francis "Aki"; sons, Dwayne Ramos, James and Aki; daughters, Jaselyn Aki, Francine, Kayla Richards and Nicole; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Alvin Yew Tong Leong, 60, of Honolulu, died April 18, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaii Modular Space. Survived by wife, Margaret; daughters, Jennifer, Stephanie Pagaduan and Kimberly; son, Jason; sisters, Shirleen Cordeiro and Aileen Chinen. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Guillerma Adiong Lonzaga, 67, of Kahului, Maui, died April 20, 2010. Born in Bais, Philippines. Retired housekeeper with InterContinental Hotel. Survived by son, Vergel; brothers, Alfredo and Bernardino; sisters, Hilaria Colubio, Bebina Jalit and Arsenia Eregil. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Paia, Maui; Mass 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

Calvin Takeshi Masaki, 66, of Kailua, died March 10, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired state Department of Health deputy director. U.S. Army veteran. Survived by companion, Valerie Ako; sister, Cheryl Teruya; nieces; nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Marguerite "Maggie"Mayfield, 71, of Waipahu, died April 12, 2010. Born in Buffalo, N.Y. Co-owner of CM Office Services. Survived by husband, Carl; son, Michael Havens; daughter, Jane Havens; stepdaughter, Carole Santucci; stepson, Gordon Santucci; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Joseph Ramos Miguel, 86, of Victorville, Calif., formerly of Waipahu, died April 10, 2010. Born in Makaweli, Kauai. A concrete operator with Ameron HC&D. Survived by wife, Leonida; son, Jeffrey; daughter, Joslyn Stephan; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Paulino Sr.; sister, Florida Padron. Service Saturday in Victorville, Calif. Scattering of ashes in Honolulu at a later date.

Theodore "Ted"Tatsuo Miyamoto, 81, of Mililani, died April 12, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired U.S. Army TMDE Support Detachment-Hawaii Technical director; Korean War U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Joyce; son, Steven; daughter, Susan; brothers, Keiso and Genji; sister, Nobue Fujimoto. Private service held at Schofield Barracks Main Chapel; committal at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Yukie "Ethel" Morinaka, 84, of Waianae, died March 19, 2010. Born in Waianae. Former longtime employee of Lau Tang Store. Survived by sister, Chiyoko Yamane; nieces; nephews. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Yoshino Nemoto, 87, of Honolulu, died April 5, 2010. Born in Haiku, Maui. Survived by husband, Kazuye; son, Alan; daughters, Julie, Doris and Catherine; brother, Toshio Saito; sister, Keiko Goto; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Donald Eli Pauole, 55, of Wahiawa, died April 21, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Hattie Akahi Sevellino; brother, Abraham; sisters, Rose Wiley, Diana Johnson and Amelia Figueroa. Service 1 p.m. May 8 at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park, Haleiwa. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Rosalina "Rosal"Repoyo Peralta, 91, of Waipahu, died March 26, 2010. Born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of the Filipino United Church of Christ. Survived by husband, Jose; son, Roger; daughter, Norma Greenly; sisters, Rosaria Morales and Luida Repoyo; one grandchild. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:45 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Thursday at Filipino United Church of Christ, Waipahu; service 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Paul Edward Shriner, 87, of Haiku, Maui, died April 21, 2010. Born in Wheeling, W. Va. Retired window cleaner; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Doralee; sons, Roger, Paul Jr., Robert, Willliam, and Perry; daughter, Rosalie Roy; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

Amos "Butch" JamesKamaile Smith, 63, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died March 31, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Proprietor and master mechanic for Smith's Repair. Survived by wife, Sandra; sons, Troy Samson, Amos Jr. and Butch; daughters, Davlynn "Davey" Samson and Daisylynn Tilton; mother, Vivian Borero; brothers, Barron Sr., Alexander Borero, Allen and Ryan; sisters, Diane and Lynn, Mariah Yamamoto, Deolinda and Rochelle Borero, Elizabeth Andrew, Betty Gifford, Bonnie Latham and Mapu Russo; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

Mary Young Soon, 88, of Wailuku, Maui, died April 16, 2010. Born in maopio, Kula, Maui. Homemaker/product consultant for Haleakala Dairy. Survived by sons, Albert Jr., Nicholas and David; daughters, Estelle Cutler and Marvelee Tahauri; brother, Oliver Young; sister, Amy Akina; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward; service 10 a.m.; reception to follow at the church; private burial. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Richard "Sushi" Sorida, 71, of Honolulu, died April 18, 2010. Born in Lanai City, Lanai. Retired from Dole Cannery Plantation; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Carol; daughters, Joyce and Janice; sisters, Kikumi Kawamura, Setsuyo Takahama, Harumi Masuda, Mabel Sakado, Molly Sakamoto and Merle Suwa; two grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. May 3 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; service 10 a.m.; inurnment 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Raymond James Taylor, 57, of Khei, Maui, died April 19, 2010. Born in Trenton, N.J. A maintenance worker for Maui Tropical Plantation, Wailuku. Survived by wife, Karin. Service at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

Tanya Leimomi Vagai, 39, of Waianae, died April 1, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Frank; son, Kainoa; daughter, Chanistee-Ann; parents, Thomas and Bernadette Downey; brother, Collin Rose; sisters, Faye Machado and Keala Kaopuiki; a grandchild. Service 9 a.m. Saturday at Maili Tumble Land Beach. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Pauline C. Villa, 87, of Honolulu, died April 15, 2010. Born in Waikapu, Maui. Survived by sons, Ronald, Rodney, Ben and Ray Bali; daughter, Diane Venturi; brothers, Raymond, Flaviano and Domingo Cabrido; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Visitation 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church; Mass 9 a.m. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Betty Miyoko Yamashiro, 77, of Kahului, Maui, died April 21, 2010. Born on Maui. Retired California Good Samaritan Hospital registered nurse. Survived by husband, Walter; daughter, Shari Denham; brothers, Katsuo and Hisashi Nakata; sister, Shinae Nakata; two grandchildren. Visitation 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Maui Veteran's Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Sadako Yonemori, 92, of Hilo, Hawaii, died April 17, 2010. Born in Pahoa. Retired from Kamehameha Garments. Survived by sons, Alan and Wayne; daughters, Eva Mae, and Thelma Wegner; brothers, Sadamu, Teruto and Katsushi Tsubota; sister, Tatsuko Hayashikawa; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.