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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, June 5, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Richard "Al" Akau, 48, of Waianae, died May 30, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Sarah; brothers, Ernie "Bushrod," Clifford and Lee "Longie"; sisters, Darlene Vincent-Akau and Ernestine "Lou" Asuncion; nieces; nephews. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waianae Ward; service 11 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Suzanne Rose Clark Alexander, 52, of Honolulu, died May 7, 2010. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Art dealer and writer. Survived by daughter, Mandy Vitale; parents, Evelyn and William Clark; sisters, Annamarie Springer, Linda Abraham and Lisa Gamundoy; brothers, Daniel and Billy Clark; three granddaughters. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; service and celebration of life 11 a.m.; private inurnment. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Emma Moeala Henrietta Branco, 88, of Waimanalo, died May 29, 2010. Born in Kau, Hawaii. Worked at the Waimanalo Post Office. Survived by daughters, Rose, Alberta Naleieha, Eunice Puou, Debbie Kelsey, Lillian Cline, May Lei and Manoa Davis; brother, Richard Papa; sister, Beatrice Kuni; hanai sons, Joseph Hanawahine and Joseph Kaopuiki; hanai daughter, Beverly Dela Cruz; 23 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Ward; service 11:30 a.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Jerome Lauifitaualuga Ala Alofaatasi Kaipo Brede-Savini, 19, of Waianae, died May 21, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Member of the Special Olympics and Soka Gakkai International. Survived by mother, Savilena Savini; mother, Davietta Brede; brothers, Jonah "Kaleo" Brede, James "Jaja" and Jah-Rue "Chico" Brede-Savini, Faalua and Pule Tafaoa, James, Walter and Keone Akau; sisters, Kahenawe "Sis" Brede, Kapualani "Pua" Brede-Savini and Koreti "Koki" Ah Mu. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio; service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Henry Hing Quon "Professor" Chun, 92, of Honolulu, died May 12, 2010. Born in Schofield. An aerospace optical engineer retired from Boeing. Survived by brothers, Richard, Dr. Alexander, Dr. Edward and George; sisters, Grace Au, Irene Boyson, Charlene Kuwabara and Virginia Sakoda. Private services were held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Julian Kean Seng Chye, 69, of Honolulu, died June 2, 2010. Born in Malaysia. Kindergarten faculty member at St. Theresa School; retired Packard Bell director. Survived by wife, Bee Ling "Grace" Yong; son, William; sisters, Pik Ching, Dr. Vivian and Ping Ling; two grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Mildred Puailima Cuaresma, 75, of Haleiwa, died May 29, 2010. Born in Waialua. Survived by husband, Edward; sons, Edward and Kevin; daughters, Elizabeth Echanove and Cheryl Ragragola; brothers, Rudy, Lionel and Masa Galapia; sisters, Shirley Fisher and Marilyn Galapia-Shim; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Florencio "Larry" Espinosa Sr., 89, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, died June 3, 2010. Born in Makaweli, Kaua'i. Retired Oahu Sugar Co. truck driver instructor. Survived by wife, Madeline; sons, Ronald Henderson, Florencio Jr. and Floyd; daughters, Mercedes Nuesca, Marla Alonzo and Monica Maycong; 16 grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Seth Gilbert Frankel, 41, of Auburn, Wash., formerly of Hawaii, died May 21, 2010. An award-winning videographer and Punahou School graduate. Survived by partner, Bonny Jean Johnson; daughters, Abigail and Maile; parents, Dr. Richard and Donna Frankel and Emily and Ron Markowitz; sister, Caitlin Rowe; stepbrother, Gavin Hamano; stepsister Tara Hirohata.

Louis "Butchie" C. Galderia Jr., 63, of Kailua, died May 29, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Williamette; sons, Phillip "Kunia," Paul "Ka'inoa," Chester "Kapoe," James and Clarence Gonsalves, Louis III and Butch; daughters, Lisa Ann "Kalama," Casey Rivera, Rose Ellen, Jori, Nicole and Jessica; brothers, James Joyce, Bernard, Jerry, Raymond, Herbert and Leslie; sisters, Marie Torres, Viola Lewis, Yvonne Camara and Marvleen Bilermo; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. June 12 at St. George Catholic Church; service 11 a.m.; reception to follow; cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Irene Hilda Gozum, 80, of Hilo, Hawaii, died May 30, 2010. Born in Hilo. Retired McDonald's maintenance worker; former worker for Rainbow Craft. Survived by daughter, Patsy Kunishi; sisters, Dorothy Nemeth, Margaret Larot, Rose Howard and Patricia Naeole; brothers, Joseph and James. No service. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Olga Naomi Hew Sang, 87, of Kaneohe, died May 26, 2010. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Survived by son, Floyd; daughters, Arlette Hew Kealoha and Colleen Hew Tano; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. June 12 at the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center; service 11 a.m. to noon. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary Services.

G. Jeannette Kaupp, 88, of Mililani, died May 20, 2010. Born in La Grange, Ill. Survived by daughters, Judy and Sherri; family on the Mainland. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Rebecca Ann Pierce Kawai, 57, of Waianae, died May 30, 2010. Born in Hays, Kan. Planner for Kamp Hawaii USA. Survived by husband, Leighton; sons, Kaena, Kaimi and Kanoa; daughter, Kanani; mother, Jean Pierce; brother, Shawn Pierce; sister, Susan Drummond; seven grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. June 12 at Kalihi Baptist Church; service 9:30 a.m.; lunch to follow. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Kazue "Kachan" Kawamoto, 88, of Lhue, Kauai, died June 3, 2010. Born in Puhi, Kauai. Proprietor of Kawamoto Barber Shop. Survived by daughter, Ann; sons, Wesley and Miles; sister, Sueko Takiguchi; one grandson. Visitation 3:30 p.m. June 24 at Lhue Christian Church; service 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

John "JK" George Krajeski, 42, of Honolulu, died June 2, 2010. Born in New York. A member of Da Hui Surf Club. Survived by mother, Loretta Speckman; stepfather, Joe; brothers, Jimmy and Gary; sisters, Irene and Joanne; hanai ohana; caregiver, Ailene. Farewell celebration at Kaisers June 12. Service to also be held in New York. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.

Felimon Lapinig, 78, of Las Vegas, formerly of Hawaii, died May 6, 2010. Born in Kahuku. A government employee. Survived by wife, Dolcicima; siblings, Felicia Magallones, Vicenta Imperial, Dolores Lagua, Loretta Kelai and Helen Buehlmann; children, Ben Reyes, Yolanda Kaululaau and Anette Ramos. Service 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Conception "Connie" Medrano Lopez, 75, of Lhue, Kauai, died May 25, 2010. Born in Hawaii. Homemaker. Survived by husband, Richard; daughter, Mary Lou Mindoro; son, Danny Viernes; sister, Flora Domingsel; brother, Angel Medrano; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. June 12 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass 10 a.m.; private scattering of ashes. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Alain Mademba-Sy, 20, of Wailuku, Maui, died May 23, 2010 Born in Toronto, Canada. Survived by family on Maui, the Mainland, Canada, France and New Caledonia. In lieu of flowers, donations to Maui Food Bank or to A Keiki's Dream.

Thomas Ng Foong Mau, 81, of Waipahu, died May 26, 2010. Born in Waipahu. U.S. Army veteran. Committal service 1 p.m. Monday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Michelina Grace Mayer, 81, of Ewa Beach, died May 22, 2010. Born in New York City. Survived by husband, Irwin; son, John; daughter, Deborah Garrow; brothers, Frank and Leonard LaCoppola; sister, Ceil Lenmark; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Taielua Moeoge, 73, of Honolulu, died May 20, 2010. Born in Tau Manua, American Samoa. Retired carpenter with the American Samoan government. Survived by wife, Teletala; sons, Faigame, Itualo, Simona and Falepo; daughters, Leleai and Eseta; brothers, Fasia, Puipui and Usoalii; sister, Vaa; 32 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at First Samoan Assembly of God; service 10 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

James "Uncle Jimmy" Kaleinani Puni, 70, of Kapaa, Kauai, died May 31, 2010. Born in Honolulu. F.T. Opperman heavy equipment operator. Survived by wife, Mary Ann; son, Bishop Frank Sr.; daughters, Alexie Ann and Mary Ann; hanai son, Juan Lopez; hanai daughters, Drusilla Miala Summers, Paulette Yam, Mary Ann Francisco and Dayna Lee Santiago; brother, Norman; sisters, Yvonne DeCanto, Aloma, and Ava Kridler; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 14 hanai grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. June 24 at Kauai Veterans Center, Lhue; service 10:30 to 11 a.m.; private burial. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Esther H. Shiroma, 85, of Wahiawa, died May 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Homemaker. Survived by sons, Larry, Lester and Kenneth; daughter, Jann; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Wai-pio; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Leigh Reiji Sodetani, 92, of Honolulu, died May 25, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Napa Auto Parts owner/manager. Survived by wife, Peggy; son, Raymond; daughter, Amy Ota; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Maria Tabiolo Tabios, 77, of Honolulu, died May 9, 2010. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Homemaker. Survived by daughters, Eileen Barreno and Elizabeth Medrano; son, Tylor; brother, Nicolas Tabiolo; sisters, Pepita Lazaro and Feliza Tabiolo; four grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; prayer service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. June 12 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kalihi; Mass 10:15 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Isagani Ramos Valendia, 40, of Honolulu, died May 26, 2010. Born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by parents, Elpidio and Dionicia; brother, Dionel; sisters, Soridad Malapit, Noridel and Lovely. Visitation 6 p.m., Friday at Co-Cathedral at St. Theresa; service 7 p.m.; final service and burial in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Pat Weissich, 85, of Kaneohe, died April 18, 2010. Born in Santa Rosa, Calif. Preschool teacher. Survived by husband, Paul; sons, Paul, Fred and Bruce Weissich and Richard Ochner; brothers, James and John Lenhart; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Service 3 p.m. June 12 at St. Clement's Episcopal Church. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Clements Church School. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Kiyoko Yamagishi, 92, of Hamakuapoko, Maui, died May 26, 2010. Retired Libby's Cannery forelady. Survived by brother, Hisashi. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.