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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Leocadia Lee, 83, of Pearl City, died May 8, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Survived by sons, Donald, Clayton, and James Wong; brothers, Aloysius and Michael Wong; sister, Lovellene Wong; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel; Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

John W. Lynch, 86, of Kaneohe, formerly of Moorea, Tahiti, died May 24, 2010. Born in Milwaukee. Retired pilot and air tour guide in Tahiti; personal investment and financial manager; accountant; real estate agent. Survived by stepson, Georges Clark; stepdaughter, Rosita Faafatua; six grandchildren; caregivers, Jojo Young and Kathy Taylor. Visitation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann Catholic Church; eulogy 9:30 a.m.; Mass 9:45 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Melissa Kuuipo Miranda, 18, of Waipahu, died May 7, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Student at KaimukÝ High School Class of 2010. Survived by father, Walters; mother, Sheila Niderost; sister, Marla; grandmothers, Arlene, and Keala Niderost. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Cyril Norio Okamoto, 79, of Kailua, died May 15, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Farrington High School vice principal; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Jane; sons, Lance and Ethan; grandson, Kawika; brother, Russell; sister, Betsy Miyata. Visitation 4 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 5 p.m.

Robert Yukinobu Shishido, 92, of Kahului, Maui, died May 22, 2010. Born in Waiakoa, Hawaii. Retired Pioneer Mill Co. field supervisor. Survived by sons, Robert and Rodney; daughter, Florence Williams; three grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Wesley Leroy Smith Jr., 51, of Hilo, Hawaii, died May 25, 2010. Born in Reno, Nev. Maintenance worker for the former J.C. Penney's in Hilo. Survived by sons, Wesley III, and Ikaika Smith-Ching; daughter, Chelsea Smith-Ching; sister, Monica Keahilihau; brother, Kevin; two grandchildren. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday at Leleiwi Beach Park, Hilo. Flowers and lei welcome, Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. Hilo.

Chien-fen Wu, 89, of Honolulu, died May 19, 2010. Born in Chiekang, China. Homemaker. Survived by sons, James and Robert; daughters, Nancy Liu, Diana Cheung and Winnie Chen; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Chinese Buddhist service; private inurnment at a later date. Casual attire.

Haruo Yasutake, 83, of Pearl City, died May 10, 2010. Born in Aiea. U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Ellen Hanako; sons, Larry and Wesley; daughters, Verna Uchima, Renee Fukumoto and Gail Leong; brothers, Isamu and James; sisters, Alice Kobashigawa, Shirley Teranishi and Jane Moriwaki; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m.