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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 31, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Bernardo Reynaldo Aglugub, 89, of Kailua, died Jan. 14, 2010. Born in Koloa, Kauai. Retired Yamada & Evergreen Nursery nursery man. Survived by wife, Prima; sons, Roberto and Edwin; daughters, Milagros, and Evelyn Reonal; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvaro and Nelson; sisters Naty Menor and Jualita Nimer. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kailua; Mass 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Anacleto Ribuca "Sonny" Battad Jr., 75, of Eugene, Ore., died Jan. 1, 2010. Born on Kauai. Survived by wife, Hester; daughter, Analani; son, Anacleto "Poki" III; sisters, Arlene Battad Kon and Angie "Nani" Rogers and Maile Ann "Cookie" Kaopuiki; brother, Alwin "Chucky"; four grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa; service to follow. Burial at Kapa'a County Cemetery.

Gladys P. "Aunty G." Cachola-Gross, 75, of Kíhei, Maui, died Jan. 28, 2010. Born in Kohala, Hawaii. Retired social worker. Survived by husband, Michael Gross; sons, Kevin, and Eric Espinueva; daughters, Lisa Madeira, Tiona Espinueva and Joni Ramos; hänai daughter, Thelma Akita-Kealoha; sisters, Henrietta Kaleikau, Faith Rocha and Marie Kawai; brother, Fred Cachola Jr.; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Elsie Hung Sim Ching, also known as Elsie Yuen Ching, 91, of Honolulu, died Jan. 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Godfrey; daughters, Charlene Chang, Cecilia Suzuki and Priscilla Oasay; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Yee Moi Lee Chow, 86, of Honolulu, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in China. Survived by son, Charles; one grandson; brother, Bing Chan; sister, Theresa Young. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; Chinese Buddhist service; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Valentina S. Dela Cruz, 92, of Ewa Beach, died Dec. 17, 2009. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired teacher. Survived by daughter, Beatriz Santiago; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Cary Dr. Nancy Oakley Hedemann, 88, of Honolulu, died Jan 15, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Clinical psychologist. Survived by son, Chris; grandchildren, Heather and Holly; great-grandson, Nicholas Welmerling. Private celebration of life. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Yoneko Imamura, 94, of Lafayette, Ind., formerly of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 24, 2010. Born in Hilo. Founder of Waiakea 4-H Club. Survived by children, Morton, and Alma Sakoda; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Service at a later date. Memorial service in Hilo at a later date. Arrangements by Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home, Brookston, Ind. Condolences: www.clapperfuneralservices.com.

Eleanor Leinaniokalanakila Koahou, 77, of Waianae, died Jan. 25, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaii State Hospital laundry operator. Survived by sons, Samuel, Ernest and Francis; daughters, Levaina "Kuulei" Coyaso and Ramona "Chooch" Kauanoe; brother, Thomas Kahea; sister, Maybelle Karatti; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; service 7 p.m. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Jean Sueko Kodama, 94, of Honolulu, died Jan. 9, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Harry's Associated Service Station. Survived by sons, Stanley and Howard; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Miyoko Kubota, also known as Jean Miyoko Kubota, 88, of Käneohe, died Jan. 9, 2010. Born in Kapaa, Kauai. Artist. Survived by sons, Stephen and Alan; daughter, Louise Taniguchi; sisters, Mitsuko Ishii, Sugako Nonaka and Hideko Tsukiyama; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Yasunori Matsumoto, 90, of Honolulu, died Jan. 21, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired mason with Local l. Survived by son, Peter; daughter, Diane Kawada; one grandson. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at Leeward Community Church, Pearl City; service 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Tomiko Mitsui, 89, of Kílauea, Kauai, died Jan. 17, 2010. Born in Puhi, Kauai. Proprietor of Mitsui Store. Survived by son, Michael; daughters, Janice Sumida and Diane; sisters, Satomi Hadama and Kimie Sugimoto; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Dorothy Nga Fong Moy, 92, of Honolulu, died Jan. 1, 2010. Born in Toisan, China. Honolulu Christian Alliance Church missionary. Survived by sons, Alfred and Francis; daughter, Daphne Yee; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Wing Chun and Wing Hoo Choy; sister, Eunice Mah. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6 p.m.; private burial.,

Colleen Chizuko Nishiyama, 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 2010. Born in Hawaii. Business owner. Survived by son, Alton; daughters, Sandra Tanioka and Loren Paranada; sisters, Elaine Sakaitani, Alice Nakano and Laura Bingo; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Rosalie Noneza, 81, of Waipahu, died Jan. 18, 2010. Born in Waialua. Retired waitress and cook. Survived by daughter, Gloria Stirling; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Olly, Alfred Balidoy and Ben Baniaga; sister, Connie Baniaga. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Aloha attire.

Joe Susumu Oshiro, 72, of Waipahu, died Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Kula, Maui. Retired elementary school teacher and counselor. Survived by wife, Ethel Tanaka Oshiro; son, Jolson; daughters, Joleen Sen and Jo Ann Kimura; two grandchildren; brothers, Choyu and David; sister, Fujie Isagawa. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Donna Powell Tate, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan 16, 2010. Born in California. Travel Consultant for HNL Travel. Survived by husband, Wallace; daughters, Valerie Wilson and Kimberly; brother, Larry Powell; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Committal 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Mitsuko A. Tomita, 82, of Käneohe, died Jan. 23, 2010. Born in Waimea, Kauai. Retired Heeia Elementary School cafeteria worker. Survived by sons, Dean and Mark; daughter, Donna; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Visitation 5 p.m., Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

L'Orange "Larry" Franklin Vierra Sr., 71, of Waianae, died Jan. 21, 2010. Born in Waipahu. Owner/operator of Larry's Washing Machine & Dryer Repair. Survived by wife, Bernadette; sons, Lawrence, L'Orange Jr. and Anthony "Kaipo"; daughters, Adelida Correia and Celestine; stepsons, Raymond "Bobby" and Barry "Kaaina" Correia; stepdaughter, Cindy Correia-Santos; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Moses Jr. and Ronald; sister, Vanessa Endrololan. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wai'anae; service 11 a.m. Committal service 11 a.m. Feb. 10 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Paulette "Polly" Wandasan, 52, of Pearl City, died Jan. 6, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A technician. Survived by mother, Esmania "Mary"; sisters, Francine Azama and Arlene Lau; brother, Michael; daughters, Cindy Aipolani, Melissa Asuncion and Joselyn Tuvera; son, Joshua Tuvera; seven grandchildren. Private service.

Wilfred "Sweetheart" Watai, 68, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died Jan.19, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Carpenter. Survived by companion, Nana Spinney; sons, Allen, Kaleo, Kaimana and Kekoa; daughter, Vanessa-Sistah; brothers, Lawrence, Alex and Jerry; sister, Carol Sakata; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Kahaluu Beach Park, big pavilion, Kahaluu, Kona; service 11 a.m. For more information, call Rhodlynn Watai at 808-937-4580. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.