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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Rudy Ruti Aiono, 68, of Mililani, died Feb. 1, 2010. Born in Western Sämoa. Army veteran of Vietnam War; driver with TheCab. Survived by wife, Marilyn; sons, Hugh and Rudy; daughter, Tui; five grandchildren; great-grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Stake; service 10:30 a.m.; committal service 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Alice Kawaionapua Basque, 55, of Näpoopoo, Hawaii, died Jan. 27, 2010. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Kona Community Hospital operating room nurse. Survived by husband, Walter Jr.; son, Walter; daughters, Lea and Tresha; mother, Maria Kihe; brothers, Ernest, Herman, Lorin, Wayne and Daniel Kihe; sisters, Ernestine Hanato, Nancy Cagampang, Laverne Kihe, Kanani Matsunami and Sharline Akeo; seven grandchildren. Visitation 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake Center; service 11 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

Kenji Ijima, 91, of Kaumakani, Kauai, died Dec. 23, 2009. Born in Makaweli. Olokele Sugar Co. heavy equipment operator. Survived by son, Lance; four grandchildren; great-grandchild; brothers, Jeff and Charlie; sisters, Tsurue Hashimoto and Honey Wiebke. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Dagmar Luana Joao-Duffy, 62, of Molokai, died Nov. 19, 2009. Born in Oahu. Retired certified dietician manager. Survived by husband, John Duffy; mother, Margaret Duvauchelle Joao; brother, Francis Isaac Joao; sister, Colleen Leimomi Joao Bordeaux. Service 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Honolulu Central Seventh-day Church. Arrangements by California Cremation Centers, Riverside, Calif.

Douglas "Dougie" Keanuinui Kauai, 70, of Ewa Beach, died Jan. 24, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Sparry and Hanson Co. mason-first class. Survived by wife, Catherine; sons, Shane Kauai, Rocky and Kirk Smith; daughters, Sheryl Sedeno, Kim Pascua, Sabrina, Samantha Fujimoto, Debra Silva and Desire Smith; brother, Bobby; sister, Yvonne George; 36 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Toshiko "Mae" Kohashi, 90, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 30, 2010. Born in Ookala, Hawaii. Retired from Fashion House and RSVP volunteer. Survived by son, Russell; daughters, Joanne Yagi and Phyllis Uno; brother, Teruo Takayama; sisters, Dorothy Hamamoto and Toyoko Tanaka; six grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Veronica B. Lat, 40, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Marshall Islands. Survived by daughter, Jennifer; father, Bruno; brothers, Roxson and Kevin; sisters, Elina, Eveline Morelik, Rose and Berlynn. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; service 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Faaiuga Lauti, 67, of Wahiawä, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Western Sämoa. Survived by husband, Amalau; sons, Siamalu Jr., Lefa, Sana, Kaisa and Pio; daughters, Malae Lauti-Alenese, Iulieta Tupuola and Mele; brothers, Lisale, Tuano, Emelio, Alesana and Masifau Telea; sisters, Analosa Fale, Koleki Ulugia, Peka Patea, Lai Tuga, Fa Telea and Selafina Stowers; 27 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Fernando Magno Lopez Sr., 58, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Jan. 31, 2010. Born in Samal Davao, Philippines. Self-employed auto body technician and mechanic. Survived by wife, Teresita; sons, Jocelo, Fernando Jr., Allan and Ivan; daughters, Ferlyn Lidey, Arlene Javier and Geraldine; mother, Alejandra; brothers, Peregreno, Ernesto, Frederico, Marcelo and Dominador; sisters, Filiciana Sepada, Juliet Nix, Rina Casto, Rosalinda Lecorcheck, Elordirly Ramos and Juditha; 19 grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary chapel, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Graveside committal service 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery, Hilo. Casual attire.

Richard Hideo Miyahira, 92, of Aiea, died Jan. 27, 2010. Born in Waipahu. Former owner of Miya's Chevron Service. Survived by wife, Fumie; son, Glenn; daughters, Irene Inafuku and Joyce Tapia-Miyahira; seven grandchildren; five great-grand-children; brothers, Robert, Yoshinobu and Wallace; sisters, Vivian Higa, Eleanor Yonashiro, Doris Maedo and Amy Tsuhako. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Sosiua Folia Moala, 44, of Honolulu, died Jan. 31, 2010. Born in Tonga. Survived by mother, Keke Vea; brothers, Paula Misele, Osaiasi and Sefo; sisters, Lota Taungatua, Mele Valingi Tautuiaki, Maselina Kulihaapai, Ana Manu Finau and Fangalilo Fotu; son, John Vea Coleman. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Fusae Munemitsu, 91, of Lahaina, Maui, died Feb. 3, 2010. Born in Lahaina. Retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. receptionist. Survived by sons, Noel and Lee; daughters, Sarie Hylkema, Carie Carpenter and Anne Elliott; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service 5:30 p.m. Friday at Lahaina United Methodist Church; reception to follow at the church. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Manabu Shimabuku, 78, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 28, 2010. Born in 'Ola'a, Keaau, Hawaii. Retired County of Hawaii Department of Parks & Recreation accountant. Survived by wife, Dolores, daughters, Corrine Sanborn, Jill Low and Laura Oishi; sister, Chiyoko Sumimoto; three grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Tokuye Kosaka Torres, 91, of Wailuku, Maui, died Feb. 1, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Survived by sons, Michael Jr., Patrick and Richard; daughter, Fae; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Cuong Tran, 94, of Honolulu, died Feb. 5, 2010. Born in China. Survived by wife, Khanh Thuan Diep; sons, Tuan and Quang; daughters, And, Muoi and Nu Diep, Terisa and Lina; 19 grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; Chinese Buddhist service; cremation to follow.