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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 7, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

James Peter Kamealoha Akau, 22, of Ocean View, Hawaii, died April 28, 2010. Born in Kealakekau, Hawaii. Labor/apprentice of Local 38B Union. Survived by father, Howard; mother, Alicia Miller; sisters, Briana, Jharne Seabon and Chelsea Henriques-Akau; brothers, Solomon-James "Nalu" Henriques-Akau and Michael "Mikey" Miller; fiancee, Lena "Malia" Rego; son, Trent Lippertz; daughters, Tiana Lippertz and Tserene "Kiki" Tuaifaiva; brother, Kaipo Aniu; grandparents, Lynette "Lei" and Thomas "Papa T" Ku-Gomes. Visitation 9 a.m. tomorrow at Kona Gospel Church; service 10 a.m. Service and scattering of ashes noon Tuesday at Keei Beach (Lelekaua's). Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Inocencio "Papa Bob" Balderas, 72, of Ewa Beach, died May 1, 2010. Born in Dallas. Retired executive chef. Survived by wife, Pauline; son, Christopher; stepchildren, Roland, Ramsey, Rowena, Rodney, Rodela, Reagan, Reynold and Robert; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Private service. [0xa0]Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

William Leo Bauman, 85, of Kailua, died May 4, 2010. Born in Chenoa, Ill. World War II U.S. Army veteran; retired vice president general manager of Coca Cola Bottling Co. Honolulu. Survived by wife, Donna; sons, Michael and Steven; daughters, Lynn Peterson and Ranae Bird; six grandchildren. Private Mass; scattering of ashes at a later date. Donations to Catholic Charities Hawaii. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary Services.

David Yong Mahn Cho, 89, of Hilo, Hawaii, died April 21, 2010. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii. Honolulu Police Department and Hawaii County Police Department officer. Survived by wife, Marion; daughters, Connie, and Carla Nelson; sons, Casey and Craig; two grandchildren. Celebration of life 11 a.m. tomorrow at No. 2 Puako Drive, Waikoloa. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

R. Maile Ah Nee Colson, 68, of Kailua, died May 1, 2010. Born in Hawaii. Retired GTE Hawaiian Telephone central records manager. Survived by sisters, Dorothea Figueroa, Alice Ebright and Terry Antone. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service noon; burial 2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park.

Elaine Pooi Dean, 57, of Honolulu, died April 28, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Secretary. Survived by husband, Raymond; son, Sean Rabes; daughter, Kiara Sheehey; brother, Raymond Awana; sisters, Paulette Peterson and Ilona Sai; grandchild, Ava Sheehey. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Ervin Dee Emerson, of Honolulu, died April 28, 2010. Born in Kentucky. Retired Customs & Border Protection supervisor; retired U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps Force Recon master sergeant. Survived by wife, Carmelita; sons, Joseph and Melvin "Douglas"; father, Elmer; sisters, Ruth Oertel and Joyce Herbort. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment service 2 p.m. May 14 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

Thomasina Gillilan, 93, of Ewa Beach, died May 2, 2010. Born in Champaign, Ill. Nurse and automobile dealer. Survived by daughter, Barbara Ann. No service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Federico Cruz Giron, 82, of Waipahu, died May 1, 2010. Born in Zambales, Philippines. Retired U.S. Navy veteran. Survived by sons, Jessie and Ricky; daughter, Gina Manalo; sister, Conchita Pascua; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Epifania D. Kaaihue, 79, of Ewa Beach, died April 23, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survived by husband, Elmer; son, Zachary; daughter, Naomi Merritt; brother, Petronello Montera; sisters, Theresa Pacheco, Agnes Romena, Frances Incarnation, Mary Garcia, Shirley Hertling, Julia, Carol and Elizabeth Garcia; three grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; prayer service 11:45 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.

Siaosi Leota, 69, of Kapolei, died April 20, 2010. Born in Western Samoa. Retired groundskeeper. Survived by sons, Siaosi, Potusa and Eddie; daughters, Kirisimasi Saunoa and Kilika; sister, Faleono Leota Afutiti; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Service 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii First Samoan Assembly of God Church; burial 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Bernice Kawai Lopes, 77, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, died April 29, 2010. Born in Kaneohe. Homemaker; retired documentary clerk for Young Brothers, Honolulu. Survived by sons, Kenneth Matias, Wesley and Randy Gonsalves and Ronald; daughters, Margaret Silva and Sheryl Moniz; sisters, Jane McIntosh and Viola Nazara; brother, John Kapele; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii, Kailua, Kona.

Rohan Daniel Marsh, 44, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died April 30, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Cabinet maker. Survived by wife, Ann; mother, Patricia; children, Catherine and Veronica Christensen; sister, Lesli Masuda. Private service held. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Daniel Melendez Sr., of Kapaa, Kauai, died April 24, 2010. Born in Lhue, Kauai. State Department of Agriculture entomology aide. Survived by wife, Louise; daughters, Suzanne Duncan and Sharlene Swanson; sons, Daniel Jr., Randy, Herman and Ricky; brothers, Louis Tory and Ronald Borilez; sisters, Isabelle Anduha, Evelyn Bonachita and Sylvia Hardy; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Kenneth Akira Muraoka, 73, of Aiea, died April 20, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard engineer. Survived by wife, Audrey; daughters, Jill Lim and Tisha Fujino; granddaughter, Brooklyn; sisters, Rachel and Charlotte. Service 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Jose "Joe" Pamplona, 85, of Pearl City, died May 5, 2010. Born in Pahala, Hawaii. Timekeeping clerk. Survived by wife, Angelita Talan-Pamplona; sons, Richard and Thomas; daughters, Jo Ann, Tessie Kalawa, Sonia Baculanta and Kathy Pamplona-Rita; sister, Dolores Lorenzo; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Takeo Sakami, 84, of Pearl City, died April 23, 2010. Born in Ewa. Survived by wife, Chiyomi; daughter, Shari. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers.

Alejandro "Alex" Sanchez, 82, of Honolulu, died April 25, 2010. Born in the Philippines. Retired laborer. Survived by wife, Edwina. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Eugene Hans Schiller, 87, of Honolulu, died April 29, 2010. Born in Los Angeles. Musician; U.S. Army Air Corps lieutenant. Survived by sons, Gene, Eric and Karl; daughters, Victoria Croce and Angel Rose; sister, Diana Klakovich; two grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Robert "Bob" Kinji Shibuya, 88, of Hayward, Calif., and Honolulu, died May 3, 2010. Born in Utah. Survived by wife, Janet; daughter Michele; son, Robert; grandsons, Robert and Richard. Service 3 p.m. May 16 at Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, Calif. No flowers. Messages of condolence to 3357 Bridle Drive, Hayward, CA 94541. Arrangements by Sorenson Bros. Mortuary, Hayward, Calif.

Trudy Nui Shinsato, 98, of Pearl City, died May 4, 2010. Born in Hsingking, Manchuria. Former proprietor of Shinsato Store in Waipahu. Survived by son, Terry; daughters, JoAnn Kaneshiro, Pearl Toma, Gay Hongo and Joy Nakamura; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 p.m. tomorrow at Kalihi Union Church; service 3 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Josephine Albao Timson, 77, of Muskogee, Okla., died April 8, 2010. Born in Kaneohe. Survived by children, Trudie Soto, Madeline Reddell and Wilfred; sisters, Rose Nacion, Jean Hively, Eleanor Soriano, Paulette Glessner, Sandra Ritz and Wendy Varde; brothers, Frederico, Leroy, Melvin, Daniel and Ronald Havellana; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Service 10 a.m. tomorrow at Maili Beach Park. Lunch to follow. Casual attire.

Suraphol "Joe" Wattanasura, 42, of Waipahu, died April 16, 2010. Born in Nakornpanom, Thailand. Avid golfer, fisherman and master gardener. Survived by mother, Saidana Turney; brothers, Sgt. Marvin Whitney, William Agbayani, Ronnie Hu and Terry Davis. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.