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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 14, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Francis Paul Akamine, 64, of Hilo, Hawaiçi, died March 7, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Hawaii Public Defender office supervisor. Survived by wife, Chun “Soo”; mother, Barbara Takata; sisters, Pat Sasaki, Sandra Arrowood, and Pianta. Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary; service 3 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Norma Peralta Bartolome, 65, of Wailuku, Maui, died March 9, 2010. Born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Ritz Carlton Hotel housekeeper. Survived by husband, Fabian; sister, Leonida Aganon; brother, Jay Peralta. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; service 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Urn burial in the Philippines.

Darryl Gregory Bruce, 54, of Kíhei, Maui, died Feb. 28, 2010. Born in Los Angeles. Counselor and mental health professional. Survived by wife, Michelle; daughter, Amber; son, Zion; brother, Walker; three grandchildren. Burial of ashes at sea off Maui. Service details pending. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Carl Van Brundage, 57, of Honolulu, died March 1, 2010. Born in Buffalo, N.Y. Survived by wife, Cynthia; daughter, Monique Neira; two grandchildren. Cremation and private service held.

Raymond J. Gomes Jr., 72, of Waianae, died Feb. 20, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A Local 996 movie production driver of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; worked at Primo Brewery Co.; driver with Hawaiian Scenic Tours. Survived by wife, Carole; sons, Raymond III, Robert, Roy and Russell; daughter, Romaine Garguilo; mother, Florence; brothers, Harvey and Wesley; sister, Lurline Kaili; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Masami "Hambone" Hamamura, 96, of Wailuku, Maui, died March 11, 2010. Born in Hämäkuapoko, Maui. A retired dentist. Survived by wife, Helen; sons, Wayne "Burgs," Dennis and Dwight "D.D."; sisters, Irene, Hazel Ueno and Jane Fukunaga; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Visitation over the urn 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Iao Congregational Church; service 5 p.m. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Tupu Hunt, 49, of Waipahu, died Feb. 27, 2010. Born in Asau, Savaii. Glads Landscaping Co. mechanic. Survived by wife, Susie Fuimaono; daughters, Mavis and Beverly; sons, Murphy and Sonny; five grandchildren; brothers, Selau and Olesa; sisters, Lena, Ana and Faafetai; hänai children, Frankie, Kelii, Mel, Lena, Jr., Sue, Tasi and Manu. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Tsukasa Inoue, 92, of Hilo, Hawaii, died March 10, 2010. Born in Hilo. A retired building contractor. Survived by wife, Teruko; sons, Clarence and Alvin; daughters, Jane Kawachi and Karen; four grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Higashi Hongwanji Mission; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jose Purganan Jandoc, 88, of Honolulu, died Feb. 23, 2010. Born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Suyo, Philippines. Retired McCabe Hamilton & Renny Ltd. longshoreman with 57 years of service. Survived by wife, Petronila; sons, Daniel and Jose Jr.; daughters, Josefina Javonillo, Rebecca, Jennifer, and Isabelle Apuya; brother, Alfred; sisters, Francisca Guieb, Sotera de Castro and Vicenta Baron; five grandchildren. Visitation 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of The Mount Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Edward Peter "Uncle Kama" Johnson, 92, of Kaneohe, died Feb. 22, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop No. 38 marine machinist. Survived by wife, Sarah; sons, Edward Jr. "Kalama" and Donald; daughters, May Lei Johnson-Barros and Sarah-Ann Waeyenbergh; sister, Cecelia Hopkins; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bobbie Jo Kahakauwila, 52, of Wailuku, Maui, died Feb. 27, 2010. Born in Evanston, Ill. Budget Rent A Car Maui customer service representative. Survived by husband, Edward "Honeyboy" "Ed"; son, Justin; mother, JoAnn Daniels; sisters, Dani Junkes, Wendy Daniels-Vierstra and Virginia Wautlet; brother, Warren Daniels. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao; Mass 11 a.m.; cremation to follow; reception to follow service in the church gym. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Miriam "Aunty Nani" Cockett Leong, 89, of Lahaina, Maui, died March 4, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired U.S. Postal Service worker at the Lahaina Post Office; retired from the Old Lahaina Cafe. Survived by sons, Edward and Francis; daughters, Miriam, and Marianne Rickard; brother, Henry Perritt; sister, Maude Cockett; 10 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren. Service over urn 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Lahaina; burial to follow at the Waiola Church Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Ira J. Lichton, 81, of Honolulu, died March 10, 2010. Born in Chicago, Ill. Retired University of Hawaii, Department of Nutrition and Animal Sciences professor. Survived by son, Alex; companion, Sylvia Hormann-Alper; sister, Carol Ferber. Visitation 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Temple Emanu-El; service noon. Graveside service to follow at Mililiani Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations to the Jewish Community Service or University of Hawaii. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Jack Tadashi Matsui, 87, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Feb. 23, 2010. Born in Waiakea Uka, Camp No. 4. Retired County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation specialist; founder of Big Island International Amateur Boxing Council; founder and inductee into the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame. Survived by wife, Cora; daughters, Lynn Lura and Jan Inn; sisters, Hayako, Toshiko Ono and Emiko Sugikawa; four grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hilo Seventh-day Adventist church; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Moses "Moki" S. Medeiros Sr., 86, of Kula, Maui, died March 6, 2010. Born in Kula. Hawaiian Telephone Co. cable splicer; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Rose; son, Moses Jr.; daughters, Pamela Lopes, Ramona Kan Hai and Angela Fass; brother, Joseph; sisters, Rose Protacio and Ruth De Ponte; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary; prayer service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church, Päia, Maui; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Tomiya "Towala" Nikaido, 88, of Pukalani, Maui, died March 9, 2010. Born in Kehua, Hawaii. Retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. truck driver. Survived by sons, Jerel and Avery; brothers, Masami and Yoshimi; sister, Haruyu "Grace" Umeda; two grandchildren. Visitation and service 3 p.m. Saturday at Päia Montokoji Mission. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Brian Borick Peroff, 57, of Honolulu, died Feb. 28, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Registered nurse at Castle Medical Center. Survived by parents, Borick and Jane; sister, Diana McKeague. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary; service over the urn 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Henry Gustave Thompson, 83, of Mililani, died Feb. 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu. U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Christine “Chris”; son, Pete; daughter, Penni Collas; three grandchildren; brothers, Duncan, Daniel and Frank; sister, Caroline Akana-Baker. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Private burial. No flowers. Aloha attire.