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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Christopher James Agonias Agni, of Waipahu, infant son of Christopher Agni and Evangeline Agonias, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Also survived by grandparents, Inocencio Agni and Pacita Badua, Benjamin and Alma Agonias. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; service at 11:30 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Franklin "Frankie Forklift" Monderon Alconcel, 55, of Waipahu, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Marian; sons, James and Landen; brothers, Alex, Buddy, and Danny; sister, Norma Hunter; eight grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaumakapili Church; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Paula Lagac Balmores, 85, of 'Aiea, died Dec. 26, 2009. Born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Jaen Clothing Co. seamstress. Survived by brother, Arsenio "Esperanza"; sister, Julie Aguinaldo. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Episcopal Church, Parke Chapel; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Lance Martinez Buesa, 26, of Kula, Maui, died Jan. 21, 2010. Born in Honolulu. University of Hawaii graduate student. Survived by father, Dr. Reginald Glenn; mother, Gloria Lei; sister, Adrienne Kendra; grandmother, Isabel Martinez. Visitation 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Aldersgate Methodist Church; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku, Maui; service, 2:30 p.m.; private burial. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary.

Tomas Hermohila Corpuz, 89, of Wahiawä, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan. Retired Dole truck driver. Survived by wife, Lemau; son, Tomy; daughter, Lisa Pitolo; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; program 10 a.m.; service noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

David "Sonny" De Mattos, 85, of Aiea, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in Hilo. Retired jet mechanic supervisor for 154th CAM Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard. Survived by wife, Agnes; daughters, Joyce and Donna; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Committal service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Ryan Kalani DeMotta, 34, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, died Jan. 21, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Stevedore for Young Brothers and a member of Country Boy Association. Survived by girlfriend, Rachael Ramler; daughter, Chamry Chiemi; son, Rycen Cross; father, Nelson "Strappa"; mother, Colleen DeSa; paternal grandfather, Albert; maternal grandmother, Julia Martha DeSa; brothers, Radford, Royden and Rusty; sister, Tia Naiga. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Christina Kalehua Silva Fizer, 75, of Haleiwa, died Jan. 7, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughters, Janae and Christina; brother, Alii Silva; sisters, Ihilani Miller, Lale Kam, Hannah Uribes, Hilda Lopez and Queenieann Davis; seven grandchildren. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park.

Dr. Howard Hoosaku Furumoto, 88, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Nínole, Hawaii. Veterinarian and founder of Care Animal Hospital and Aloha Animal Hospital; World War II Army veteran, and member of Military Intelligence Service, and with Merrill's Marauders. Survived by sons, William, Wesley, David, Kimo, Edward; daughters, Alice Furumoto-Dawson, Dr. Nancy Furumoto; half brother, Shigeo Sorakubo; sisters, Harue, Hisano Fujiwara; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 4 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, service 5 p.m. Inurnment 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Mary Z.R. Hernriques, 53, of Kula, Maui, died Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Former Maui Economic Opportunity bus driver. Survived by son, Patrick; mother, Bernice Lane; brother, Robert; sisters, Virginia Nikolaidis and Judy Henriques- Hubin; five grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Makawao; Mass 11 a.m.; urn burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Potted floral arrangements only. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Takeshi "Chunky" Higa, 84, of Mililani, died Jan. 2, 2010. Born in [0xd6]laa, Hawaii; raised in Päia, Maui. Retired from A-1 A-Lectrician Inc.; Army veteran. Survived by wife, Muriel "Sue"; son, Darryl; daughter, Gayle Ambrosecchio; two grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; memorial service 11 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Patrick Edwin KawailaniKeliikipi, 62, of Waianae, died Jan. 3, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Army veteran retired from the state of Hawaii. Survived by daughters, Lucille Miller, Paula Kamakani, Tanya, Sonia, Aikane and Rickiei; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Misi, Sharlette Poe, Candace Manewa and Linda Tam; brother, Paul Aweau. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; cremation to follow.

Robert Masaaki Kawahara, 80, of Lahaina, Maui, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in Makawao, Maui. Retired from County of Maui refuse department and Nagasako Store. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Darren; two grandchildren; brother, Melvin; sister, Sumako Masusako. Visitation 4 p.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary; service 4:45 p.m.

Shigenobu "Shige" Kobashigawa, 84, of Koloa, Kauai, died Jan. 18, 2010. Born in Kekaha, Kauai. Kauai Builders carpenter. Survived by wife, Gladys; sons, Bert, Lyle and Gregg; daughters, Lynn Pahk and Susan Taniguchi; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Matsusuki. Visitation 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion, Hanapepe service 10 a.m.; burial to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

George Joji Kunisaki, 65, of Kailua, died Dec. 25, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Sears Roebuck & Co. television repair technician; Olomana Golf Course marshall. Survived by wife, Vickie; daughter, Kellie; brothers, Harold, Wally and Donald; sister, Hazel Tando. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service over ashes 11 a.m.; reception to follow. Casual attire.

Hattie Kalakulaia Lederer, 83, of Käneohe, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired State Hospital custodian. Survived by sons, Michael Cullen Jr. and Edward Aloiau; daughters, Doreen Ramirez, Miriam Hinatsu and Bernadette Chaligoj; sisters, Joann Mesburg and Lily Galdeira; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Käneohe Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Sister Rose Kathleen Lenchanko, 81, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Longtime sister of the Sacred Heart; Sacred Hearts Academy teacher. Survived by sister, Katherine Medeiros. Visitation 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Academy chapel; rosary 8:45 a.m; eulogy, 9 a.m; Mass 9:30 a.m; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park; reception to follow at St. Anthony Retreat Center, 3351 Kalihi St. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Jitsuo "Jay" "Jits" Nishida, 81, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in Kapulena, Hawai'i. Road construction supervisor for Kuwaye Brothers, Sonomura Contracting Co. and Goodfellow Brothers; Army veteran. Survived by wife, Hamako; daughters, Arlene Terry, Lori Taketa, Cori Lee Rapoza and JoAnn; sisters, Peggy Hamano, Molly Yamaguchi, Carol Honma and Betty Sanehira; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Matsue Nishimura, 100, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Dec. 31, 2009. Born in Päpaikou, Hawaii. Homemaker. Survived by daughter, Faye Honma; sons, Robert, Gilbert, Harold, Warren, and George; sister, Kiyoko Oshita; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; memorial service 4 p.m. No flowers or koden (monetary offerings). Casual attire.

Douglas "Kahu Doug" Richard Olson, 77, of Honolulu, died Dec. 30, 2009. Born in Minnesota. Minister at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church. Survived by sons, D. Richard "Rick," S. Olaf, Daniel, Andrew Armstrong, Kevin Armstrong; daughters, Dawn, Sara Petruna; sister, Carolyn Canfield; brother, David; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial services 2:30 p.m. Friday at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Dolores Julia Pinheiro, 65, of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Puun[0xeb]n[0xeb]. Retired planter for Hawaiian Commercial Sugar Co. Survived by husband, Alfredo Sr.; sons, Alfredo Jr., Lawrence, Samson and Nelvin; daughters, Pauline Rollins and Roberta; brothers, Raymond and Nelvin Ruiz and Emery Racadio; sister, Eve Ash; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary; prayer service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Saturday; service noon. Burial 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Dorothy Hisako Wada Suehiro, 87, of Wailuku, Maui, died Jan. 21, 2010. Born in Kuiaha, Maui. Rtired Valley Hardware Store fishing department sales clerk. Survived by daughters, Sharon Umeno, Diane Wakamatsu and Aileen Waite; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary; service 5 p.m. Inurnment Friday at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Tuvale Maona Toelupe, 81, of Waipahu, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in Ofu Manua, American Sämoa. Retired elementary school teacher. Survived by sons, Tauave Pepe, and Junior Toelupe and Pulu Toelupe; daughters, Aofiaalelai Fiapule Taylor, Sesa Pepe Toelupe and Me Toelupe; 30 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Lelia Vaeena. Services 10 a.m. at Lighthouse Outreach Center, Waipahu; entombment 1 p.m. at Garden Crypt, Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Henry Hung Tom, 89, of Honolulu, died Dec. 30, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Tripler Army Medical Center management analyst. Survived by companion, Kiyoko Shimazu. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Melvin "Mel" Minoru Tsutsui, 63, of Honolulu, died Jan. 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Former Servco Pacific employee, and retired U-Haul warehouse manager. Survived by daughters, Kristie Wataoka, Lori Ann Hirohata; son, Kevin; grandchildren, Jeran Hirohata, Kai Wataoka. Memorial service 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.

Tsuruko Uyehara, 96, of Honolulu, died Jan. 7, 2010. Born in Maui. Survived by sons, Kazuo, Jack, Sadayoshi Roy; daughters, Jane, Nancy; sister, Haru Yomine; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Felix Luis Valera, 68, of Waipahu, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Langiden Abra, Philippines. Retired from Leeward Drive Inn. Survived by wife, Carmelita; sons, Ronaldo, Roderick, Ruel; daughters, Magdalena Borillo, Melanie Bagwang, Melinda, Melody Parinas; sisters, Teresita Alvaro, Josefina Cabigon; 15 grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m.