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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 25, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Atanacio Bumanglag Balon, 75, of Honolulu, died March 13, 2010. Born in the Philippines. Retired Hawaiian Dredging laborer with 27 years of service. Survived by wife, Rose; daughters, Maria Mariano, Juliana Lopez, Laura Balon-Keleti and Fe Gonzales; son, Elmer; brother, Remedios; sisters, Manuela Mariano and Ignacia Agustin; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. April 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Ok Chin Bennett, 64, of Honolulu, died March 18, 2010. Born in South Korea. Manager. Survived by husband, James; sons, George and Jonathan. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Robert "Papa Skippy" Francis Branco Sr., 78, of Hilo, Hawaii, died March 22, 2010. Born in Hilo. Retired Hawaii County Police Department officer; Korean War U.S. Army M.P. veteran. Survived by wife, Verna Mae Kawaiula; sons, Robert Jr., Michael and James; daughters, Verna Gale Tavares, Lola Ann, Anna Rose Azevedo and Charlotte De Reis; brothers, Martin "Jackie," Charles and Manfred; hänai sister, Vivian Araujo; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Mass 11 a.m.; entombment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Bruce Rex Christensen, 61, of Bangkok, Thailand, formerly of Honolulu, died Feb. 8, 2010. Born in California. Retired manufacturer's representative. Survived by brother, Wayne; brother, Dale; sister, Susan; sons, Erik, Neal and Dane; granddaughter, Kallie. Private services held in Bangkok and Hawaii.

Richard "Pops" "Unco" Rosendo Coyaso Jr., 54, of Hilo, Hawaii, died March 18, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Disabled construction worker. Survived by wife, Levaina "Kuulei"; sons, Sonny Alika Koahou, Rosendo "Tino," Joey, Richard "Bu" Jr. and Jeremy "G-Toe"; daughters Pauline Mahuna and Maria "Missy"; sisters, May Abraham, Frances Simataua and Lola; 13 grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; service 6 p.m.

Helen Thomas Ford, 85, of Pähoa, Hawaii, died March 17, 2010. Born in Hono-lulu. Homemaker. Survived by sons, Melvin "Butch" and Marvin "Boy" Chun and Robert Liwai; daughters, Charlene Frendo and Helene; stepchildren, Robert Hill, Janise Argent, Jean Kelley, Richard, Faye Foster, Miriam Cullen, Leland, and Gayle Whigham; 21 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Yuiki Fukumoto, 83, of Wailuku, Maui, died March 22, 2010. Born in Kahului, Maui. Retired U.S. Postal Service clerk at the Kahului Post Office; also volunteered at the county Department of Personnel Services and the Veterans Administration. Survived by wife, Ruth Kazuyo Fukumoto; sons, Ronald and Glen; daughter, June Daimaru; four grandchildren. Visitation over the urn 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission; service 4 p.m. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Manuel "Manny" Albert Silva Ferreira, 53, of Käneohe, died March 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. City refuse worker. Survived by wife, Maile Lahela Hao; sons, Christopher "Chris" Kamakeeaina, Justin, Jaysen and Simeon Albert; daughters, Chaniece-Nicole Torralba and Jennifer Teixeira; sisters, Francilyn "Fran" Arrambide, Chrislene "Christy" French and Jacqueleen "Jackie" Rosete; father, Manuel Jr.; six grandchildren. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary; service 4 p.m.

Jerson Tulensa Freddy, 54, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died March 20, 2010. Born in Lelu, Kosrae, Micronesia. Security officer. Survived by wife, Nita; sons, Casey, Winton, Tulensa, Atchuo, Freddy and Justin; daughters, Mitchigo Thompson, Kimie Sigrah and Kesaia; mother, Viola; brothers, Frank, Likiaksa and Dick; sisters, Shrue and Julise; 14 grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kosrae Kona Congregational Church, Kalaoa, Kona; burial at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

Robert Dale Haines, 81, of Honolulu, died March 20, 2010. Born in Springfield, Ill. Retired staff judge advocate with the U.S. Air Force. Survived by son, Thomas IV; two grandchildren; ex-wife, Kimi Komatsu. Service 6 p.m. Sunday at Tendai Mission of Hawaii; inurnment to follow. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Nathan Kaainoa Hernandez-Momon, infant son of Nathan Momon II and Leonora Hernandez, of Waianae, died March 10, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Also survived by brothers, John-Michael and Jayce Hernandez-Momon; sister, Aleia Hernandez-Momon; grandparents, Allen and Linda Hernandez, Nathan Momon and Sweets Wright. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Patricia Hiu Ho, 71, of Honolulu, died March 1, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Donald; daughters, Linda Gabel, Leslie Iseke and Lois Kwon; brother, Donald Hiu; sister, Muriel Rodrigues; seven grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11:45 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11:45 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Lorraine Evelyn Linhart, 62, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died March 16, 2010. Born in Passaic, N.J. Substitute teacher; also worked in migrant education. Survived by daughters, Julia and Lana; brothers, James, Thomas and Vincent Kinack; sister, Helen. Private service. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Taavaoga Muaava, 90, of Nänäkuli, died March 10, 2010. Born in Pago Pago, American Sämoa. Retired Barbers Point Golf Course groundskeeper. Survived by sons, Tanielu and Faitala Toma, Faanoa, Faitala, Anthony, Christopher, Shawn and Travis; daughters, Maga Atualevau, Pulou, Lealofi Penitito, Savaliga Tufu and Soli Sale; 194 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild-ren; brother, Mautu Maea. Visitation 8:30 a.m. next Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 10 a.m. to noon; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kaaikalauamoku Casey NaluaI, 13, of Waimänalo, died March 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. King Intermediate School student. Survived by parents, Kakela and Toni; sister, Blossom; grandparents, Godfrey and Lurline Kanoa, Dr. Solomon NaluaI, Melveen Leed-Dacascos and Sondra Haines NaluaI; great-grandparent, Theresa Blossom Navarre. Visitation 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Käneohe Hawaii Stake Center; service 10 a.m. to noon; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary Services.

Renaldo "Lando" Velo Pascual, 64, of Pähala, Hawaii, died March 22, 2010. Born in Alcala, Pangasinan, Philippines. ML Macadamia Orchards nut picker; member and former finance officer for Iglesia Ni Cristo in Näälehu. Survived by wife, Corazon; sons, Jonathan, Ferdinand, Randy and Fausto; daughters, Merlina Baltazar, Jenalyn Capiral and Evangeline; brother, Saturnino; sisters, Rosalia Rabang and Cresencia Inocencio; 11 grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Alice Adriansen Porteus, 96, of Kula, Maui, died March 21, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Homemaker. Survived by daughters, Karen Jones and Katherine Axel; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life pending. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Raymond Culver Price, 82, of Honolulu, died March 6, 2010. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Retired trainer for Pan American Airways; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Katherine; sons, John, Michael and Vincent; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Ted and Oliver. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

John William Smith Jr., 67, of Wahiawä, died March 20, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant. Survived by wife, Lavada Caldwell-Smith; stepson, Steven; brother, Alan; stepsister, Charmayne Delrosario. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church; service 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to International Order of Rainbow for Girls or International Order of Demolay for Boys, Knights Templar Eye Foundation and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

James "Jimmy" Sadao Togami, 81, of Käneohe, died March 13, 2010. Born in Keopu, Kona, Hawaii. Proprietor of State Body and Fender; also a longtime instructor at the University of Hawaii and Manpower Training for 25 years. Survived by wife, Mildred; daughter, Linda Couch; sons, Dean, Mark and Trent; sisters, Florence Yamada, Emily Higa and Elizabeth Okada; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Melvin S. Vittum, 93, of Kailua, died March 10, 2010. Born in California. Retired engineer in charge of Federal Communications Commission for the Pacific. Survived by daughters, Bette Long and Barbara Edwards; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.