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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Allen Peter Kwon Sing Akiona, 59, of Haiku, Maui, died April 30, 2010. Born in Hana, Maui. County of Maui supervisor. Survived by wife, Lois; son, Allen Jr.; daughter, Kristi; brothers, James and Norman; sisters, Evelyn Yamada and Winona Enesa. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Kim Loretta Joyce Alba, 80, of Honolulu, died Apr. 16, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Steven Crowe; daughter, Susan Jagodzinski; brother, Dennis; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Valeriano "Bale" A. Amoyan, 83, of Honolulu, died April 28, 2010. Born in Borongan, E. Samar, Philippines. Survived by daughters, Linda Opriasa, Aida Aida and Nida Kelley; sons, Nilo, Lydio and Cirilo; sister, Juanita Anacio; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; prayer service 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary, Waipio.

Lawrence Brian Chun, 59, of Honolulu, died April 9, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee; also Primemerica financial planner. Survived by brother, Kenneth; sisters, Colleen Cunningham and Kathleen. Visitation 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lillian Geraldine DeRego, 83, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired sales associate with the former J.C. Penney's. Survived by son, Michael; daughter, Anne Terry; five grandsons. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Mystical Rose Chapel, St. Louis High School campus; service 9:45 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Ronald G. Drum, 76, of KÝhei, Maui, died April 23, 2010. Born in LaSalle, Ill. Retired typesetter for the state of California. Survived by sisters, Elizabeth Rocknowski and Lois Fletcher; caregiver/niece, Robin Monik. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, KÝhei; Mass 9 a.m. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Tadao Fujiyoshi, 96, of Makawao, Maui, died April 28, 2010.. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired Baldwin Packers machinist. Survived by wife, Hiroko; sons, Gilbert, Steven and John; daughter, Joan Nagamine; brother, Toshio Kawamura; sisters, Mitsue Oga and Yaeko Hazama; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 3 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 4 p.m. No flowers.

Kauikeaouli Kui O'Kalani Good-LaBatte, 63, of Wailuku, Maui, died April 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Maui Community College student. Survived by wife, Honeylyn "Honey"; sons, Kahekili Kanauao Yoshio LaBatte and Davin Makana O'Kalani Andaya-LaBatte; daughters, Kelynn Pakalana Kalalea and Kimberly-Jade Kamaile Nalei O'Nalani Andaya-LaBatte; father, Francis LaBatte; brother, Mark Palani LaBatte; sister, Maui Lehua LaBatte. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7 p.m; cremation to follow.

Sadao Higa, 86, of Kaneohe, died Apr. 17, 2010. Born in Honomu, Hawaii. Retired U.S. Army master sergeant; also an administrator. Survived by son, Steven; daughters,Barbara-Ann Nishiiwa and Debra-Sue Higa-Voorhees; grandchildren, Alison, Colleen, Kaylie and Michael; brothers, Kenji and Stan; sisters, Grace Tsuchiya and Elaine Arakaki. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Ernest Kalani Hoohuli, 66, of Waianae, died April 13, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Construction worker. Survived by companion, Loki; brothers, Joseph "Sonny", Josiah "Black" and William "Willie"; sisters, Stella "Ala" Enos and Mable "Lin Choy" Wright; nieces; nephews. Celebration of life 4 p.m. July 10 at Ernest's residence. For information call Kim Hoohuli at 677-0998. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Juana "Jeannie" Rumbaoa Kim, 81, of Wahiawa, died March 28, 2010. Born in Makawili, Kauai. Retired federal government supply specialist at Barbers Point Naval Air Station and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by husband, Sung Cho; son, Jonathan; sister, Priscilla Olaso; granddaughter, Kiana; grandniece, Ashley Samson; nieces; nephews. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 9:45 a.m. Aloha attire.

Ted Shiro Kunimitsu, 79, of Mililani, died April 18, 2010. Born in Waialua. U.S. Army veteran; retired Kahuku High School teacher. Survived by wife, Nancy; sons, Lester and Alden; daughters, Eunice Galvez and Debra Kung; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Ken; sister, Barbara Sakaguchi; nieces; nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Lumina "Luming" Ortaleza Malong, 78, of Honolulu, died April 4, 2010. Born in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines. Survived by husband, Domingo; son, Danny Boy; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Servillano Ortaleza; sisters, Norma and Lynn Ortaleza. Visitation 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Kathryn Fumie Miyakawa, 89, of Honolulu, died April 16, 2010. Born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. Survived by husband, William; daughter, Kathleen Kim; brothers, Saburo and Edward Tokunaga; sister, Helen Cameron; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Kaoru Morishige, 97, of Honolulu, died April 26, 2010. Born in Kukuihale, Hawaii. Survived by sons, Kazuaki and Tsugio; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Robert Kazuo Nagai, 83, of Wahiawa, died March 31, 2010. Born in Kapehu, Hawaii. U.S. Army veteran; retired civil service worker. Survived by wife, Sarah; daughters, Lillian Shimoda and Janice Takeuchi; five grandchildren; brothers, Shuichi, Shiro, Seiichi and Toshio; sisters, Hanako Hiroe and Aiko Nakamitsu; nieces; nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Gilbert Minoru Sugai, 89, of Mililani, died April 11, 2010. Born in Kahuku. Retired U.S. Army sergeant first class. Survived by wife, Anna; son, Don; daughters, Marilyn Mitchell and Diana Chaffin Sugai; two grandchildren; brothers, Wallace, Kiyoshi, Bruce and Walter; sisters, Margaret Matsufuru and Esther Mori. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Richard Tasaka, 78, of Kamuela, Hawaii, died April 30, 2010. Born in Haina, Honokaa, Hawaii. Retired County of Hawaii road maintenance worker; U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Survived by wife, Hamby; sons, Dane, Clyde and Shanen; daughters,Charlene Tasaka-Ragan and Syvell DeRego; brothers, Tadao and Masao; sisters, Lily Correira and Nancy Kaaekuahiwi; stepsons, Shem, John, Daniel and Justin Kahawaii; stepdaughters, Patti Fischer, Lorri Cardoza, Cathy Hicks, Hamby Ochmann, Bonny Herbert and Jacquelin Kahawaii; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 28 stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Waimea Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kamuela; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at the Waimea Mormon Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Kenneth Kazuki Uemura, 71, of 'Aiea, died April 3, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired systems analyst with the insurance industry. Survived by wife, Alice; son, Craig; mother, Tatsuko; brothers, Eugene, Rodney, Wesley and Russell; sisters, Beverly Masuda and Daphne Hanai; two grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Private service held. No monetary gifts. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Yoshihiko "Hiko" "Uncle George" Yamate, 85, of Aiea, died April 19, 2010. Born in Kapulena, Honokaa, Hawaii. Retired carpenter; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Violet; sons, Ray and Darrel; three grandchildren. Private service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.