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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Ruth Keiko Dorothy, 58, of Honolulu, died Feb. 18, 2010. Born in Tokyo. Survived by husband, Wayne; father, Takashi Kikuta; brother, Roy Kikuta; one nephew. Visitation 4:30 to 5:50 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 5:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Ted Teiyei Higa, 73, of Käneohe, died Feb. 22, 2010. Born in Okinawa. Retired RHB Contracting estimator /sales representative. Survived by son, Theodore "Ted"; daughters, Charlotte "Char," and Claire Nozawa; grandson, Chase Nozawa. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Brett Jacobsen, 57, of Pukalani, Maui, died Feb. 20, 2010. Born in New London, Conn. Owner/broker of Maui Real Estate Professionals. Survived by son, Brett; daughter, Jen; brother, Jeff Jones; sisters, Weegie Antle and Marty Summers. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Sunday at Maluaka Beach Park, fronting the old Maui Prince Hotel, off Mäkena Road. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Elizabeth L. Lu, 96, of Käneohe, died Feb. 15, 2010. Born on Maui. Retired from Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. Survived by son, Kelvin; daughters, Jane, Maydeen, and Leilani Perchan; grandson, Shane Allan Beaver; brothers, David and Delbert. Visitation 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dorothy Toshiko Matsui, 93, of Makawao, Maui, died Feb. 12, 2010. Survived by son, Paul; daughters, Winifred Kubo, Jean Takiguchi and Patsy Matsueda; sister, Shirley Kawahara; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Wallace "Wally" Kaoru Minemoto, 75, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Feb. 17, 2010. Born in Mountain View, Hawaii. Retired from HT&T; former member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. Survived by wife, Diane; sons, Eric and Scot; daughters, Juli, and Nami Izumo; brother, Lionel; sister, Eileen Makaea; five grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Richard "Dick" Chiyoto Nagao, 88, of Líhue Kauai, died Feb. 15, 2010. Born in Líhue. Banana farmer; hotel maintenance technician; heavy-equipment operator. Survived by wife, Shizuko; sons, Robert, Lighten and David; daughters, Melani, May Sato, Lani Nagao Tadaki, Cynthia, and Angela Agustin; sister, Eleanor Shizue Izutsu; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service. No flowers and/or gifts. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Michael Eugene Negus, 65, of Honolulu, died Feb. 16, 2010. Born in Prairie City, Ore. Retired owner of Mike Negus Insurance. Survived by wife, Isabelle, daughter, Elena Stephens; two grandsons; sisters, Pat McClintock, Terri Taber and Kathleen Negus-Bennett; hänai son, Marvin Belanio. Remembrance gathering noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Neal S. Blaisdell Park, Pearl City. Celebration of life in September in Grant County, Ore. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Fumiyo "Lillian" Nishimura, 92, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired manager for Watumull's. Survived by sons, Gen and Dan; daughters, Ann Kaneshiro and Laurie "Joy" Cole; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Gordon Masaji Okumoto, 64, of Honolulu, died Feb. 15, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughters, Kelli Takara and Kristi; sister, Gail Hamada; brother, Rodney; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Regino Ortiz Patague, 78, of Waipahu, died Jan. 30, 2010. Born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired hotel chef steward. Survived by wife, Anita; sons, Regino and Rey; daughter, Jenna-Anne; brother, Patricio; sister, Francisca; one grandson. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; rosary 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary; prayer service 10:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Keanuenue L. Kaeo Rochlen, 81, of Honolulu, died Jan. 28, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Artist and waterwoman. Survived by daughters, Haunani "Nani" and Mapuana "Kootchie" Kekai and Nohea; sons, Mark "Alika" and Pua; brother, William "Iggie" Kaeo; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 7 a.m. Monday at the Outrigger Canoe Club; service 8 a.m.; scattering of ashes 9 a.m. at Castles off the Waikíkí Natatorium. Loose flowers welcome. No wreaths. Aloha attire. Donations to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation and/or The Dave and Keanuenue Rochlen Fund. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Jacob P. Silva, 70, of Kailua, died Jan. 16, 2006. Born in Honolulu. Retired from U.S. Air Force. Survived by nieces and nephews. Committal service 2 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Natsuko Takemoto, 90, of Holualoa, Hawaii, died Feb. 19, 2010. Born in Läwai, Kauai. Retired cook. Survived by son, Earl; daughters, Florence Ashihara and Pauline Uchimura; sister, Midori Kimura; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kona Koyasan Daishiji Mission, Holualoa, Hawaii; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

Sau Kong Young, 84, of Apple Valley, Minn., died Feb. 9, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired social worker; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Jean Teranishi Young; sons, Michael and Jack; sister, Loretta Yee; two grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.