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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Shannon Patrick Abreu, 48, of Kapaa, Kauai, formerly of Hanapepe, died Jan. 18, 2010. Born on Kauai. Survived by father, Fibriun; sisters, Soncy Tamashiro and Melissa; nieces. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Hanapepe Salvation Army Church; service 11 a.m. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Violet "Maile-Tita" Kalina Kwai Chan Almeida, 73, of Kahaluu, formerly of Papakolea, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Personal caregiver. Survived by sons, Alan "Pancho" Caballero, Douglas and Darrell; daughters, Jeanne Caballero-Alday, Linda Caballero-Toribio and Uilani; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; mother, Violet Yee Schmidt; brother, Joe Keola; sister, Jujenann Keola. Visitation 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 2:30 p.m.; scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire.

Karen N. Benard, 66, of Oxnard, Calif., died Jan. 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Human resources representative. Survived by mother, Lillian Bessette; son, Steven Bessette; two grandchildren.

Joan W. Campbell, 78, of Líhue, Kauai, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Coldwater, Mich. Survived by husband, Harold; son, Steven Ward; one grandchild; one great-grandchild. Service at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Louis Kahoano Elia Sr., 89, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 24, 2010. Born in Opihikao, Hawaii. Retired state Highways Division foreman; U.S. Army World War II veteran. Survived by sons, David, Louis, Jr., Anthony and Henry; daughter, Marjorie; hänai daughters, Minnierose Lindsey and Yvonne Kahoonei; brother, Hiram; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchild-ren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary chapel; service 7 p.m. Graveside committal service 10 a.m. Tuesday at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Arthur Robert Erwin, 78, of Xenia, Ill., formerly of Hawaii, died Jan. 23, 2010. Born in Louisville, Ill. Retired U.S. Navy commander; veteran of Korean and Vietnam wars; and after retirement, manager/driver of the Clydesdales horse team for Budweiser-Busch of Hawaii. Survived by wife, Dena; second wife, Elizabeth Kauhane and their daughter, Pamela Tijerna; one step-grandchild; one grandchild. Louisville service held; burial in Orchard Hill; donations to Fur a Good Paws Pet Assistance League of Clay County. Arrangements by J.W. Neal Funeral Home, Louisville.

Reuben Escuadro, 70, of Waianae, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. Retired Chevron Hawaii Refinery head operator. Survived by wife, Lydia; sons, Robin, Rowan and Randal; daughters, Marymae Bennett and Jessica Trippett; brothers, Jose and Ilpidio Quilit and Robert; sisters, Arpenia Sampaga, Juanita Pascual and Betty Jane Macalino; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Cynthia M. Freitas, 58, of Makawao, Maui, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Survived by brothers, Joaquin "Jack" Jr. and Philibert; sisters, Erma O'Toole, Theresa Shaw and Doreen Freitas Suminsky; nieces; nephews. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Visitation also 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial at the church cemetery.

Mildred Emily Guenther, 95, of Honolulu, died Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Chicago. Survived by sons, Edward, Philip and John; daughter, Mary Miller; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Edward "Eddie" Kiyoshi Hamada, 81, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Iolani School educator/coach/athletic director; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Cynthia; son, Edward Jr.; daughter, Tane; stepsons, Peter, Bruce and Timothy Bartholomew; stepdaughter, Bonnie Bartholomew; grandsons, Mikaele "Buggy" and Connor; 10 stepgrandchildren; sister, Alice Takeuchi. Visitation 9 a.m. Sunday at St. Alban's Chapel, Iolani School; service noon. Parking available at Iolani School Parking Structure (enter from Kamoku Street) Iolani Athletic Fields (enter from Date/Laau Streets) and, after 10:30 a.m. at Kaimukí High School and Ala Wai Elementary School. Handicapped parking on Convention Drive (enter from Date/Laau Streets). Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

William Yum Hee Jr., 80, of Honolulu, died Dec. 6, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired aircraft maintenance inspector; U.S. Air Force veteran. Survived by wife, Jean; daughters, Lisa Tocher and Susan Smead; three granddaughters. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Van Bernard Shaw Henderson, 83, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Jan. 24, 2010. Born in Norfolk, Va. Retired development manager with USAID. Survived by wife, Oubonh; sons, Tchad, Tchad Tu, Von, Eric and Basil; daughters, Joylynn Dickerson and Carol Guillory; sister, Thelma Jordan. Service 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary chapel, Hilo; cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.

Sherie Puanani Kuamoo Howard, 50, of Käneohe, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Hale Koa Hotel housekeeper. Survived by husband, Roby Sr.; son, Roby Jr.; daughter, Robyne Letreta; sisters, Jessie, Carmen and Doris; four grandchildren. Visitation noon Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church; service over the ashes 1 p.m.; private scattering of ashes. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Sadao Oda, 76, of Honolulu, died Jan. 23, 2010. Born in Upland, Calif. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and University of Hawaii mechanical engineer; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by brothers, Setsuo and Gene; sisters, Harua, Pat Hayashi, Jane Uemura and Rose. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m.; cremation to follow. No flowers. Aloha attire.

John Francis O'Toole, 82, of Honolulu, died Dec. 19, 2009. Born in New Zealand. Retired pilot, aviation sales and services. Survived by sons, Peter, Kevin and Laurence; brother, Michael; sister, Shelia "Sister Mary Laurence"; six grandchildren. Service 10:30 a.m. today at 49-003 Kamehameha Highway. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Frederick Mung Hing Pang, 72, of Kailua, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired chief of research for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; U.S. Air Force veteran. Survived by wife, Lorna; son, Creighton; daughter, Melanie Ah Sam; mother, Lily; sister, Barbara Nowdesha; brother, Norman; three grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; committal service 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

George Ival Prater, 75, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, formerly of Bainbridge Island, Wash., died Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Tacoma, Wash. Professor at the Schools of Business at Dartmouth College, retired professor at the University of Hawaii-Mänoa; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Joan; son, Karl; daughter, Kristin Glenn; granddaughter, Emily Glenn; sister, Ann; uncle, Kay Parks. Oceanside service at a later date. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii, Kailua, Kona.

Jocelyn Poouahi, 40, of Waimänalo, died Jan. 10, 2010. Homemaker. Survived by father, Joseph Jr.; brothers, Joseph III, Melvin, Kenneth Davis, Gene Kaneapua and Charles Kuailani; sisters, Kathleen Kuailani, Carol Keanini and Laura Kuailani. Visitation 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary; service 4 p.m.

Corazon Farinas Quijano, 70, of Honolulu, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Watanabe Florist. Survived by husband, Andres; son, Ador; daughters, Amia Ibbay, Susan, Quijano, Kathleen Ancheta and Kareen Ibbay; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

William "Bill" E. Rhoden, 69, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Ratcliff, Ark. Retired Honolulu Police Department superintendent; former Honolulu Marathon committee chairman for medical communications; former state MARS director and ham radio instructor. Survived by wife, Sharon "Nani"; sons, Wayne and Jason; sisters, Cynthia Halloway and Josephine Thomas; two grandchildren. Visitation 2:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 4 p.m. Committal service 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Susan Celeste Siegel, 47, of Diamond Springs, Calif., died Jan. 2, 2010. Registered nurse, formerly with Kula Hospital on Maui. Survived by husband, Mark; son, Ty; father, retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul Lafleur; mother, Sharon Kientz; brother, Paul Lafleur. No service at the request of the deceased. Donations to Fund  For Ty Siegel c/o Mark Siegel, P.O. Box 823, Diamond Springs, Calif.

Ruby K. Silva, 78, of Waianae, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Bonny; son, Gilbert; three grandchildren. Celebration of life 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire.

Grace Kikue Tabata, 90, of Honolulu, died Dec. 30, 2009. Born in Puun[0xeb]n[0xeb], Maui. Employed at Moana Surfrider Hotel; executive housekeeper for Sheraton Maui Hotel and Maui Surf Hotel; also founder and former owner of K's Bento-Ya in Waipahu. Survived by daughter, Amy Reynolds; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Jenny Yasu Takaoka, 92, of Honolulu, has died. Born in Kohala, Hawaii. Survived by daughters, Adrienne Pacarro and Beckie Oshiro; son, Brian; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Donations to Hospice Hawaii or St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea.

Jennie Kini Vierra, 60, of Waianae, died Jan 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Homemaker. Survived by brother, Richard Paulo; children, Francine, Frank, Floyd and Fabian Marshall; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Gathering 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at Nänäkuli Beach (across from Sack N Save & McDonald's). Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Kianna Kuulei Fabia Yamada, 9, of Waipahu, died Dec. 27, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by parents, Robert Sr. and Annabelle; brother, Robert Jr.; sister, Kelsey; grandparents, Roy and Joyce Yamada, Moises Sr. and Ninfa Fabia. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10:45 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.