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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 23, 2010

Obituaries

Advertiser Staff

Theodore "Ted" Lothian Bell, 81, of Honolulu, died April 2, 2010. Born in Joliet, Ill. A professor of epidemiology and public health with University of Hawaii-Manoa, World Health Organization and Near East Foundation. Survived by wife, Bella; son, Douglas; brother, Jim; sister, Jean Jenkins; grandson, Brian. Service 3 p.m. Friday at St. Clement's Church. Reception to follow. No flowers. Memorial donations to St. Clements Church or Hospice Hawaii. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Joseph Francis Brochon, 85, of Honolulu, died May 12, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Retired tugboat captain; retired U.S. Army sergeant first class. Survived by sons, Kazuo, Richard, Michael and Steve; daughter, Diane Hamilton; sister, Elle. Graveside service 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Albert Hollingsworth Cruz Sr., 66, of Guam, formerly of Makakilo, died Apr. 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Hawaii National Guard veteran; household goods inspector for U.S. Navy in Guam. Survived by son, Albert Jr.; former wife, Greer; daughter, Kristie Cruz Chang; brothers, Danny, Valmores Sr. and Virgil Kalaola and Ricky; sisters, Wilhemina Moniz, Laverne Niebeling, Carrie Sato, Shirley Mae Coleman and Chareen Mendiola; six grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m.; deacon service 11:30 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome, Casual attire.

Bartholomew Dias, 55, of Haiku, Maui, died May 9, 2010. Born in Wailuku. Former technician at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Della; sons, Jessie, Bart Jr. and Vincent; daughter, Priscilla; mother, Luz Moral; brothers, Christopher and Donald; sister, Jennifer Alviar; a grandchild. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Elaine Haruko Enomoto, 88, of Pearl City, died May 13, 2010. Born in Lahaina, Maui. World War II U.S. Army translator for military intelligence; also retired Tripler Army Medical Center nurse's aide. Survived by sons, Philip and John; seven grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary gifts. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Florentina Failano, 64, of Keaau, Hawaii, died May 15, 2010. Born in Hilo. A retired Bank of Hawaii return item clerk. Survived by husband, Gregorio; sons, Vernon and Alexander; daughters, Jennifer Alibivic, Lorelei Eloriaga and Ginger Failano; six grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 10:30 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire.

Ernest Hideo Fukeda Sr., 86, of Aiea, died May 10, 2010. Born in Ewa. U.S. Army veteran; retired president of Atlas Insurance Agency. Survived by wife, Laverne; sons, Ernest Jr. and Richard; two grandchildren; brothers, Masao and Osamu. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Shu Feng Hu, 84, of Honolulu, formerly of China, died May 11, 2010. Born in China. A homemaker and a hospital secretary in China. Survived by three sons; a daughter; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Shirley "Grandma Shirley" K. Inaura, 79, of Honolulu, died May 18, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A school teacher retired from St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kalihi. Survived by sons, Donver, Jerren, Leward and Ty; daughters, Karlene and Zena; brother, Rex Auna; sister, Bobbie DuPont; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. No flowers or monetary gifts. Memorial donations to St. Francis Hospice. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Magdalena "Maggie" Patinio Joaquin, 57, of Waianae, died April 29, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Michael; son, John Gomes; daughters, Jonna Gomes, Melanie Hopeau, Jennifer Gomes and Malia; five grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Jr., William and James Patinio; sister, Barbara Patinio. Visitation 8 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; prayer service 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Roberta T. Kapuaala, 56, of Kahului, Maui, died May 7, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Former cashier at Costco's, Kahului. Survived by sons, Vernon, Victor, Sam, Kalani, John-John Jordan and Buford; daughters, Vernest, and Moni Switzer; brothers, Radford and Arthur Kaleikini Jr.; sisters, Ernestine Kahue, June Kaleikini and Anna Melendez; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Lei only.

Gloria Gean King, 57, of Mililani, died May 13, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Navy Exchange Distribution Center clerk. Survived by husband, Jeffrey; daughters, Rayneal Hunt and Paula Williams; five grandchildren; father, Raymond Sedeno Jr.; mother, Gussie O'Neal; brothers, Gary Sedeno and Fabian Loo; sisters, Joann Higgins, Ellen Cora Gamboa, Gail Winsel and Jamie O'Neal. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10 to 11:30 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Jane Miyahira Kupau, 66, of Lahaina, Maui, died May 8, 2010. Born in Lahaina. Retired Princess Nahienaena Elementary School teacher. Survived by husband, John; son, Jonathan "Jono"; daughters, Marlene and Summer; sister, Jean Miyahira. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church, Kapalua; Mass 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Alyx Kainalu Looney, infant son of Prescott Looney and Jennifer Hawpe-Looney, of Mililani, died May 14, 2010. Born in Kailu. Survived also by brothers, Matthew and Nathan; sister, Alysia Maddison; grandparents, Elmer and Abigail Looney, Carleton and Leona Hawpe and Eonis Hawpe; great grandparents, Harold and Maxine Looney and Frank Vincent. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Hung Luong, 74, of Honolulu, died May 17, 2010. Born in China. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Tru Khoa Le; son, Danny Le; daughters, Janet Giang and Lucinda Le; a grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples chapel; service 9:30 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Silveria Baxa Marquez, 91, of Wailuku, Maui, died May 18, 2010.. Born in Casilian Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired helper at McDonalds in Kahului. Survived by sons, Jose, Rocky, Domingo, Marc, Hilario and Ferdinand; daughters, Esperanza Garcia, Juliana Afaga, Carmencita and Josefina; sister, Venencia Madriaga; brother, Frederico Baxa; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. May 30 at the mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park; lunch to follow at 113 Kuula St., Kahului.

Theodore Keonaona Mutch, 62, of Honolulu, died May 7, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Hilda. Private services. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary Services.

Grace A. Nakamura, 91, of LÝhu'e, Kauai, died April 9, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Homemaker. Survived by daughter, Sandra Fujimoto; son, Steve; five grandchildren; brother, Thomas Masaki. Private service held. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Loretta J. Nelson, 79, of Honolulu, died April 21, 2010. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska. A former registered nurse for Kaiser Hospital. Survived by husband, Philip; brothers, Kenneth and Melvin Bailey; sister, Judy Francoeur. Service 8:30 a.m. Friday St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Memorial donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Daisy Shizue Shiroma, 86, of Kaneohe, died May 2, 2010. Born in Wahiawa. Retired Kalihi Kai Elementary School cafeteria cook. Survived by children, Sharon Nishino, Lawrence, and Ruth Haitsuka; sister, Ruth Yasuda; brother, John Yasuda; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Albert James Soares Sr., 79, of PuhÝ, Kauai, died May 20, 2010. Born in Kalaheo. Retired self-employed contractor. Survived by wife, Marina; children, Albert Jr., Gordon Sr., Irene Tupou, Cindy Bandmann and Edward Sr.; stepchildren, Clarence and Arnold Sales, Mary Ann Asuncion and Mabelyn Salcedo; sisters, Bessie Hendricks, Barbara Ebinger and Diane Latu; brother, Ralley Ebinger; 20 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. Visitation 8 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. Kauai Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Robert Kenji Valenzona, 77, of Pearl City, died April 24, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired United Airlines baggage system operator. Survived by wife, Maragaret; sons, Keith and Dean; six grandchildren; brothers, Freddy and Gilbert. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Shinichi "Sam" Watanabe, 92, of 'Aiea, died April 22, 2010. Born in Stockton, Calif. Retired Kawananakoa Middle School principal; also former Washington Intermediate School principal and Waipahu High School teacher . Survived by wife, Yukiko; daughters, Faye Kurren and Carol Kitaoka; four grandchildren; sister, Sumi Okawa. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Neal E. Winn M.D., 71, of Honolulu, died May 9, 2010. Born in Woonsocket, R.I. A physician and co-founder of Waikiki Health Center and Habilitat. He started The John Howard Association and was chief medical officer at Kapi'olani Medical Center, Hookele Health Care and Navigator Co. Survived by sons, Michael and Christopher; brother, James; sister, Marcia McCaffrey; two grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Friday at St. Andrews Cathedral. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Elizabeth L. Young, 70, of Waimanalo, died May 12, 2010. Born in Kohala, Hawaii. A retired waitress. Survived by sons, William "Bill," Newton "Ola" and Clinton; daughter, Gordean "Kuulei"; brothers, Nicky, Homer and PeeWee; sisters, Loretta "Lani," Betty Ann "Momi" and Alvina; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; burial 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.