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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 29, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Dale Stuart Adams, 62, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, died April 25, 2010. Born in New York, N.Y. Retired decorator and florist; Vietnam War U.S. Army veteran. Survived by companion, Les "Buster" von Arnswaldt; father: John; sisters, Patricia Alioto and Deborah Claris; brother: Greg; nieces; nephews. Committal service 9 a.m. tomorrow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Cheyn Eric Anderson, 21, of Ewa Beach, died April 26, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Student/construction laborer. Survived by father and mother, Loren and BettyJean; sisters, Angelise and Asia; grandparents, Sid Ortiz and Tessie Amores Valledor, Glenn Walter and Leslie Anderson and Jacqueline Elliott Anderson. Celebration of life 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Leeward, Waipahu Town Center. No flowers. Casual/aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Edward Stanley Bento, 90, of Hilo, Hawaii, died April 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired from city Department of Sanitation. Survived by son, Dennis; daughter, Patricia Merker; brothers Antone and Walter; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park.

Evelyn Byron, 93, of Waialua, died March 11, 2010. Born in Michigan. Survived by son, Frank. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Daniel Edward Demerly, 62, of Keaau, Hawaii, died April 25, 2010. Born in Lafayette, Ind.. Survived by wife, Mary Lynn; daughter Heather Butterfield; brothers. Richard and Michael. Visitation and luncheon noon Sunday at Central Christian Church, 109 Haili Street; service 1 p.m. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Richard DeMetro, 56, of Honolulu, died April 22, 2010. Born in Morristown, N.J. Hardwood flooring carpenter. Survived by companion, Christine O'Connell; father, Joseph; brothers, Robert, Joseph and Mark; nieces; nephews. Service pending. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Pearl Hefner-Gill, 98, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, died April 25, 2010. Born in Flagstaff, Ariz. Retired insurance secretary. Survived by son, Lee Hefner; hanai sons, Leo, Luke and Zach Hefner; hanai daughters, Bianca and Maile Hefner, Nancy Lindman and Jennifer McAnally; sister, Ginger Murphy. Service 4 p.m. tomorrow at 88-1559 Akahi Ave., Milolii. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

Joenette April Iwalani Kaawa, 57, of Waianae, died April 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Justin Kaawa-Kalani; daughters, Charity, Shoshana and Amethyst Kaawa-Kalani; sisters, Noreen Kekawa and Helena; two grandchildren. Burial 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Richard Wakao Kawada, 73, of Paauilo, Hawaii, died April 25, 2010. Born in Paauilo. Served in the National Guard; retired Hamakua Sugar Co. electrician. Survived by brothers, Paul, Edwin and Leslie; sisters, Irene Helsley, Beatrice and Edna; nieces; nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home, Hilo.

Ding Hong Lau, 85, of Honolulu, died April 26, 2010. Born in Zhong Shan, China. Retired cook for former Wo Fat Chop Suey. Survived by wife, Yee Ling; sons, Luther and Richard; sister, Oi Ping Lee; one granddaughter. Visitation 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Taoist service; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Iwalani Edith Ruddle, 84, of Waimea, Hawaii, died April 14, 2010. Born in Koloa, Kauai. Retired state Department of Education elementary school teacher. Survived by son, Francis; daughter, Lukela; two grandchildren. No service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Michael Ross Saldania, 52, of Kaneohe, died April 22, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Heavy-equipment operator. Survived by wife, Lani; daughters, Carrie Ann Lehua Kaheaku and Lorell Malia; son, Pua Daniel Sonnenburg; brothers, Anthony and Andre; sisters, Gloria Nahina and Laurie; four grandchildren; nieces; neph-ews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service over the ashes 10 a.m.; scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

Mildred Takeko Shinto, 85, of Honolulu, died March 2, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Asato Insurance Co. secretary. Survived by brother, Ronald Asato; sisters, Betty Awakuni and Grace Jeung. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Lily Kahoowaha Sugahara , 77, of Hilo, Hawaii, died April 23, 2010. Born in Opihihale, Kona, Hawaii. Homemaker; also a master lauhala weaver. Survived by husband, Yasushi; daughters, Charlene, Sharon Shimaoka, Leomi Bergkut, Leona and Melanie; brother, Benedict Shon; sister, Mary Cabarloc; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Miyako Fujii Takaki, 83, of Honolulu, died April 18, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired state Department of Accounting and General Services bookkeeper supervisor. Survived by husband, Russ; husband's daughters, Ruth Pyszczynski, Cheri, and Kuulei Rodgers; brother, Kenneth Fujii; sister, Doris Ogawa; nieces; nephews. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. No koden (monetary gifts).

Flora Tsuneyo Tanouye, 89, of Wahiawa, died April 11, 2010. Born in Waialua. Member of Haleiwa Shingon Mission. Survived by husband, John; sons, Rodney, Perry and Melvin; daughters, Susan, SandraRepercio and Janice; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.