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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Elaine Odette Ahn, 84, of Honolulu, died Jan. 14, 2010. Born in Iowa. Retired vice president and co-owner of ACRM. Survived by son, Charles Guess; stepsons, Lew and Robert Jr.; daughters, Cheryl Bechert and Patricia Kaleo; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Vernon South; sister, Leona Bayne. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; inurnment 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Chester "Andy" Eugene Anderson, 86, of Kíhei, Maui, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Sycamore, Ill. Retired Los Angeles police officer. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Tom; hänai son, Ken Hafleck; sister, Dee Remala; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter . Service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the East Maui Animal Refuge, 25 Maluaina Place, Haiku, HI 96708 or Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Mary Case Bird, 96, of Temple, Ariz., formerly of Kailua, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Everett, Wash. Kindergarten teacher. Survived by sons, Frederick, David and Alan, and Hong Tan; cousin, Persis Shook; nieces; nephews; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Jon Clyde Diffenderfer, 62, of Honolulu, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in New York. Retired auditor. Survived by brothers, Gordon, James and Raymond; sister, Joan. Private service held in New York. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Gertrude Marie Ferdun, 97, of Honolulu, died Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Makaweli, Kauai. Kauluwela Elementary School teacher. Survived by son, Raleigh; daughter, Linda Kneeland; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday at Arcadia Retirement Residence. In lieu of flowers, donations to Arcadia Foundation. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Emily Saranillio Garliyo, 89, of Waianae, died Jan. 7, 2010. Born in [0xd6]laa, Hawaii. Retired from Del Monte. Survived by sons, Fredericko Jr., Gilbert, Melvin, Alexander, Andrew and Leroy; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Lara; brother, Frederick Saranillio. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Waianae; Mass 10:15 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Sherri Ann Lawson, 46, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Wisconsin. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Joel; daughters, Candy and Cathy Fleck; sons, Zack and Wyatt Fleck; sister, Shirley Stewart; brother, Opi Larson; two grandchildren. Service noon Jan. 31 at Black Pot Beach; scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Margaret "Margie" Leong, 67, of Pearl City, died Jan. 10, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Security Title escrow officer. Survived by son, Randall "Randy"; daughters, Margene, and Melveen "Mel" Yamamoto; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, George "Sonny" Padilla; sisters, Lolita "Lee" Ko, Elsie Lee and Rose Chow. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Alice K. Santos, 81, of Käneohe, died Jan. 4, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired food demonstrator; lifetime member of Ohana Kauaua. Survived by son, Irwin; daughters, Jennifer, and Marilyn Helock; brothers, Joseph Jenks, Paul Manini Manuel, Jimmy Manini Manuel, Everett "Ipo" Whitney and Charles Manini Manuel; sister, Filimina Padapat; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church; family eulogy noon; Mass 12:15 p.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Gaudencio Sotio, 83, of Waipahu, died Jan. 10, 2010. Born in the Philippines. World War II veteran. Survived by wife, Norma; son, Joel; daughters, Emilita Rosana Conley, Jessica, and Sonia Takam; eight grandchildren. Committal service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Frances Shizue Tagawa, 72, of Honolulu, died Jan. 4, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Secretary for Kamehameha Schools. Survived by husband, Edward; son, Lance; daughter, Lorene Ikeda; four grandchildren; brother, Roland Okumura; sisters, Barbara Okumura, Peggy Fukushima, Karen Hosaka, Evelyn Hosaka and Alice Nunogawa. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Marcella S. Tanaka, 66, of Waipahu, died Dec. 28, 2009. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Cook and owner of Marcie's Okazuya & Catering on the Big Island; also a homemaker. Survived by husband, David; sons, Sidney and Darren Daguio; daughters, Cora Kim and Carolyn Ng; stepdaughters, Tina and Gina; brother, Richard Camara; sisters, Leatrice McCleve and Paula Camara; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Maka Makakona Tanele Sr., 71, of Waipahu, died Jan. 18, 2010. Born in American Sämoa. Retired tractor trailer driver. Survived by wives, Norma and Eleanor; sons, Maka Jr., Mark A., Mark T., Jason, Prince, Layne, Christian and Simi; daughters, Valerie, Moka, Mel, Norma Deenie and Annie; sisters, Volike, Newbarth, and Siutu Tavai; 40 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary; service 5 p.m.

David Twigg-Smith, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 13, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Artist; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Benedict; sons, Christian, Desmond, Timothy and Michael; daughters. Lucy Gospodnetich, Sophie Teururai and Oona Perez de Ayala; brother, Thurston; 14 grandchildren. Celebration of life 9:30 a.m. Monday at Kolea House, 2831 Coconut Ave. on Kaluahole Beach; scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Red Cross-Haitian Relief Fund or Hawai'i Nature Conservancy. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Edward "Kaipo" Wilmington, 79, of Mäili, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Ho-nolulu. Retired from U.S. Army II Bravo; also retired Pearl Harbor Public Work Center wharf builder. Survived by wife, Charlotte, son, Kalani; daughter, Pualani; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Joann Thomas, Noelani Mahoe and Nalei Harris. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Casual or aloha attire.

Masaichi Yamane, 85, of Mililani, died Jan. 7, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Dole Co. head mechanic; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by daughters, Audrey Taguma and Lynn Honda; brother, Henry; sister, Mildred Sugimoto; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.