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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Aurelio "Bobot" Calabucal Agno, 54, of Waipahu, died Dec. 25, 2009. Born in Brngy 9, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. CFC Landscaping yardman. Survived by wife, Cecilia; daughter, Rochelle Domingo; son, Ceazar-Ryan; brother, Tony; sisters, Teresita Bali, Norma Malejan, Cora Bolibol, Julie Garcia and Annie Silao; three grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10:15 a.m.; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Walter "Shorty" Mindoro Albao, 74, of Lahaina, Maui, died Jan. 10, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Good Fellows Co. heavy-equipment operator. Survived by sons, Bertram Alan and Bruce Nelson; daughters, Donnalynn Ng, Tina Rodrigues and Jamie; hänai daughters, Leah Haywood, Milly Okamura and Karen Higgins; sisters, Josephine Pimson, Rosie Nacion, Jeannie Hivley, Elanor Seriano, Paulette Glezner, Sandrea Ritz and Wendy Pardon; brothers, Fredrick Jr., Lee Roy, Melvin, Danny and Roland Havalana; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Service pending. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

Roberto Dominic Butacan, 66, of Líhue, Kauai, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in the Philippines. Retired teacher at Gardena High School in California. Survived by wife, Carmen Palacay Ochoco Butacan; daughters, Tianna Benedict, Meagan, Kyra Carter and Jorene; stepson, Ric Ochoco; stepdaughters, Cristy Almeida, Lisa Ochoco and Kelly Nelson; mother, Juanita; brother, Wilson; sisters, Caroline Julian and Merlyn Powers;10 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Kaua'i Mortuary; service 6 p.m.

George Chan Fai Chang, 94, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Electrician at the Marine Electrical Shop for the federal government; retired from U.S. Navy. Survived by wife, Irene; sons, David and Donald; three grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Hoe, Elizabeth Yee and Laura Ching. Visitation 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Katherine Mae Kehaulani Ceniza, 67, of Kapolei, died Dec. 29, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Owner and maker of Ceniza Ukuleles by T&K. Survived by husband, Tomas; son, Alfred Jovero; daughter, Sarina Jovero; hänai daughter, Debra Werner; stepsons, Brandon, Jason, Mark and Cedric; stepdaughters, Tammy Perry and Kootie Quarentes; brothers, Clayton and Franklin Mahuka; sisters, Darlene Worden and Faith Mahuka; 25 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Ernest Seu Ming Chun, 81, of Honolulu, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Baptist minister/teacher and missionary. Survived by wife, Daphne; sons, Peter and Andy Stanton; daughters, Liz Chun, Elizabeth Barrera and Heather Moretzsohn; four grandchildren; brother, Calvin. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Pali View Baptist Church; service 4:30 p.m. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Edward "Eddie" Raymond Colman, 76, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired mechanic; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by daughters, Karen Kaainoa and Lisa Colman-Gomes; ex-wife, Shirley; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Tiger, Timmy, James, Parker and Jack Wong; sisters, Emmaline and Margaret Wong, Ethel and Remona. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Inurnment 10 a.m. Jan. 21 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mary Elise Derieg, 71, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died Jan. 6, 2010. Born in Urbana, Ill. Writer/editor for Ford Motor Co., Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Caldwell Progress, Caldwell, N.J. Survived by husband, Michael; daughters, Melisa Greene and Dr. Marta; son, Myles; brother, Andrew Siebert. Musical celebration of life and subsequent reception to be announced. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii, Kailua, Kona.

Damaso "Itong" C. Furigay Jr., 79, of Pearl City, died Dec. 26, 2009. Retired. Survived by wife, Rosa; daughters, Amy Quides and Vivian Furigay-Dudgeon; sons, Henry and Roderick; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Wilfrido Sr.; sisters, Eugenia Doroja, Agie Ocampo and Letty Gammad. Burial held at Furigay Family Cemetery, Lamitan, Basilan City, Philippines.

Frances Afong Hill, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Self-employed property manager. Survived by son, John Afong; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Tawarahara and Amy Chong. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service noon; burial 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Amy Emiko Inouye, 75, of Wahiawä, died Dec. 28, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retail manager. Survived by husband, Suyeo; sons, Bill Yoshinaga, Wayne, Brian and Tracy; daughter, Joclyn. Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Lili-Marlene Leimomi Isagawa, 53, of Waianae, died Dec. 23, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Certified nurse's aide. Survived by sons, Eli and Lance; daughters, Moani and Chare; brother, Lee; sister, Rocklyn; four grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Walter Hajime Ito, 94, of Honolulu, died Dec. 28, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired carpenter. Survived by sons, Richard, Michael and Robert; daughter, June Hinsdale; brother, Stanley; sisters, Fumiye Nakano, Harriet Takeuchi and Kazue Ekimoto; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Private service. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Kazuichi Kawamoto, 79, of Waipahu, died Jan. 5, 2010. Born in Ewa. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard planner estimator; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Jane; son, Ken; daughter, Kris; one grandchild; brother, Thomas; sisters, Ethel Yee, Elaine Hanzawa and Shirley Alota. Service 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Edward Kunioka-Volz, 52, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Dec. 13, 2009. Born in Salem, Ore. Refrigeration pipefitter. Survived by wife, Sheri; daughters, Nichol, Lani and Kacie; mother, Jean Volz; brothers, Bob Jr., Joseph, James, Stephen and Phillip Volz; sister, Maria Brinker. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Neighborhood Center. No flowers. Casual or aloha attire.

Lois Adine Litsey, 87, of Kailua, died Jan. 4, 2010. Born in Osgood, Iowa. Youth leader with First Church of the Nazarene. Survived by husband, Harold, children, Mike, Pam DeBoard, Shari, Greg, and Leilani Grant; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Skagerberg; brother, Russell Speer. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Honolulu First Church of the Nazarene. No flowers. Donations to HEARTS (Hawaii Education of the ARTS), 1342 Aloha Oe Drive, Kailua, HI 96734.

Howard Hiroshi Matsunaga, 92, of Käneohe, died Dec. 31, 2009. Born in Päauhau, Hawaii. Retired Board of Water Supply water service investigator. Survived by daughters, Gloria Amaral and Myra Mayer; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Reynaldo "Rey" Alfaro Mozo, 65, of Wahiawä, died Jan. 5, 2010. Born in Cavite City, Philippines. Retired from the U.S. Navy. Survived by wife, Julia; sons, Reynaldo "Allen" II, Christopher Andrew and Carlos Middleton; daughter, Nikki; brothers, Benjamin and Carlito Del Rosario; sisters, Estralita Lubag and Rosalinda Nguyen; eight grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Läie Stake Center; service 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Läie Cemetery. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Hermelina Racca Muraoka, 64, of Koloa, Kauai, died Jan. 7, 2010. Born in Santa Catalina Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Laundry washer for The Grand Hyatt Hotel, Poipu, Kauai. Survived by daughters, Maricel Illastron, Letty Yamagata and Marcia Smithheisler; son, Thomas; brothers, Fidencio Racca, Ikito Muraoka, Rogelio and Nestor Racca; sisters, Perlita Baldonado and Erlinda Lopez; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Kapaa; Mass 10 a.m.; burial to follow at the church cemetery, Keälia. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Anna M. Nakamoto, 64, of San Francisco, died Jan. 7, 2010. Born in Buckner, Mo. Homemaker; volunteer at the Cardio Thoracic Surgery Clinic. Survived by husband, Roy. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului, Maui. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Benjamin "Benny" Ernest Orso Jr., 64, of Keei, Hawaii, died Jan. 6, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Fisherman, ranch help, heavy-equipment operator and coffee picker. Survived by wife, Fely; daughter, Monica; sisters, Katherine dela Pena, Benay Mullen, Vanessa, Avis Makalii, Dolly Bahn, Marion Russell, None Stevens and Moani Akana; brothers, Danny, and Harry Kau; hänai ohana, the Edwin Nobriga Sr. ohana; four grandchildren. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Nobriga Ranch in Kainaliu, Hawaii, 79-7327 Mämalahoa Highway; luncheon to follow. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii, Kailua, Kona.

Sandra Gale Taka-Medeiros, 52, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, died Dec. 17, 2009. Born in Takoma Park, Md. Student support coordinator and former counselor and teacher at Keaau Elementary School; former district resource math and science teacher for the Puna/Kau School Complex. Survived by husband, Vernon Medeiros; daughter, Chenoa Medeiros; parents, Samuel and Sylvia Taka; brother, Stuart Taka. Visitation 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Donald "Red" "German" Napier, 87, of Bakersfield, Calif., died Dec. 17, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired after 25 years from General Foods coffee division. Survived by daughter, Becky Edwards; sons, Donald and Rodney; 13 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service held. Arrangements by Greenlawn Mortuary, Bakersfield.

Fred "Sonny" F. Pereira Jr., 35, of Nänäkuli, died Dec. 25, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Member of the Waianae Boxing Club and U.S. Junior Olympic Bronze Medalist; amateur boxing official. Survived by wife, Dara-Marie; sons, Jeremy and Daniel; daughters, Kaimana and Cadamia; parents, Fred Sr. and Barbara; brother, Anthony; sisters, Lena-Marie, Kat Krikac and Liz Bonilla. Visitation 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 11 a.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

George William Reay, 87, of Hoquiam, Wash., formerly of Oahu, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Ann Arbor, Mich. G & G Sales manufacturers' representative; U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Survived by wife, Alta; former wife, Virginia Tornbom; daughters, Laurinda Hadsell, Gina Hart, Cindy, Kathleen Latimer and Mary Anne Mabrey; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service and inurnment in May at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. To record your thoughts for the family sign the online register at www.cole manmortuary.net. Arrangements by Coleman Mortuary.

Randall Y.M. Tom, 50, of Aiea, died Jan. 1, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Ernest and Gladys; sister, Madeline Lee; brothers, Russell and Rodney. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Richard "Gary" Yee, 91, of Honolulu, died Jan. 10, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrical engineer; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Alma; sons, Douglas, Russell and Gregory; daughters, Barbara Goto and Janice Shimizu; brothers, Alfred, Jewett and Wilbur; four grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at United Church of Christ, 467 North Judd St.; service 10 a.m. Inurnment 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Eiko Y. Yodogawa, 78, of Kaläheo, Kauai, died Jan. 4, 2010. Born in Tokyo. Green Garden Restaurant cook. Survived by son, Wayne. Private service held. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.