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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 23, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Aidan M. Balon, infant son of Alan Balon and Melanie Benito-Jacinto, died Jan. 15, 2010. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Also survived by grandparents, Merardo and Aida Guerrero-Balon, Melchor Jacinto and Josie Benito-Romero. Visitation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. next Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wailuku; Mass 11:30 a.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului; prayer service 10:30 a.m.; burial noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku.

Harry Hartwell Broadbent, 96, of Hawaii, died Dec. 21, 2009. Born in Sulphur, Okla. A college-level wrestling coach; member of the Wrestling Hall of Fame; U.S. Navy and World War II veteran. Survived by sons, Dr. William and Robert; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Monday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery.

Ronald Vincent Caesar, 56, of Honolulu, died Jan. 18, 2010. Born in Japan. Flight attendant for United and Pan American airlines. Survived by son, Nicholaus Appelbaum; father, Junius; brother, Erik; stepbrothers, Bert and Kurt Hayles; sister, Angela; half sister, Donna; stepsister, Nanette Hayles; two grandchildren. Private service. Memorial donations American Red Cross. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Daisy Marion Cecil, 85, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died Jan. 13, 2010. Born in San Francisco. Proprietor of the Kona Coffee Mill. Survived by sons, Dennis and Garry; sister, Jeanne Doherty; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service at a later date. Condolences to Dennis Cecil at P.O. Box 756, Kailua, Kona, HI 96745. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ira "Corky" Dwight Cochran, 93, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died Jan. 13, 2010. Born in New Castle, N.H. A retired teacher and coach who attended Mokuaikaua Church. Survived by wife, Winnie; daughter, Vicki Gallion; son, Michael; brother, John; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Private family service. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Chun Mui Goo, 93, of Honolulu, died Jan. 9, 2010. Born in China. Survived by daughters, Lydia Lee and Ana Leong; son, Peter Goo; brother, S.K. Wong; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; Chinese Buddhist service; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Paul Higbee, 56, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., died Jan. 17, 2010. Born in Colorado. A surveyor, rock climber and mountaineer. Survived by son, Timothy; brother, Bill. Service 7 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Beach. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Kazumasa Ikeda, 89, of Pähoa, Hawaii, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Ninole. A retired Hawaii Hardware Company warehouse clerk. Survived by wife, Cheryl; sons, George and Charles; sister, Katsuko Carter; three grandchildren. Private service held. No flowers. No koden. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

William "Bill" Tomihide Ikehara, 77, of Honolulu, died Jan. 14, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A retired Foodland meat cutter and U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Bradley; daughter, Jan Okimura; sisters, Toyo Asato, Dorothy Nomura and Beatrice Kitayama; two grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m.

Reginald "Kaahu" Kaikapu Kaluna, 81, of Hilo, Hawaii, formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 4, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipefitter; a U.S. Army veteran. Survived by son, William "Alan" Nihi; stepsons, Gilbert and Peter Pauole; stepdaughters, Donna Kaohu and Rolanda Pauole; brother Jerrimiah; sister, Ruth Allen; 26 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; service 4 p.m. Service also 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at Auwaiolimo Congregational Church in Honolulu; inurnment to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Information: 808-531-8854.

Kenneth Takenobu Kohatsu, 94, of Honolulu, died Jan. 6, 2010. Born in Kahuku. Retired Aloha Motors auto mechanic. Survived by son, Marvin; daughter, Karen Kuraoka; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Walter; sisters, Betty Ishizaki and Alice Murakami. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Joseph Clyde Meacham, 61, of Honolulu, died Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A social worker. Survived by daughters, Jennifer Witt and Diane Meacham; brothers, Alton, Alan, Michael, Kermit and Byron Meacham; sisters, Ann and Mary Meacham and 2 grandchildren. Private services. Memorial donations to Wahiawa General Hospital. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Father Albert Jaak Jan Miechielsen, 90, of Honolulu, died Jan. 15, 2010. Born in Merksplas, Belgium. A priest for 68 years for Sacred Hearts of Jesus Congregation. Former chaplain to the Sacred Hearts Sisters, Regina Pacis Convent, Kaimukí. Survived by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts; nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Church; Mass 7 p.m.; burial 9 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. No flowers. Memorial donations to Sacred Hearts Retirement Fund, P.O.Box 1365, Käneohe, HI 96744. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Isidro "Sid" Dacusan Nerida, 101, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Balaoan La Union, Philippines. A licensed practical nurse for Hilo Hospital. Survived by wife, Elisa; son, Melvin; daughters, Sally Pimentel and Jolyn Fergerstrom; sisters, Lina Sanchez and Dolores Alminiana; brother, Victorio; eight grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church; service 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leslie Francis Panela, 48, of Kailua, died Jan. 9, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by father, Alfredo; brother, Andrew and Alfred; sisters, June Marr and Rowena Hanson; stepsisters, Faye Hara, Charlotte and Lou Ann Runnels; stepbrother, Michael Runnels. Private services held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Paul J. Phillips, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Alabama. A retired sergeant who also served in the U.S. Marines and U.S. Air Force. Survived by wife, Ieko. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Gail Michie Reyes, 56, of Ewa Beach, died Dec. 31, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Max Kalani; daughter, Crystalstar Keona; former husband, Maximino Jr.; a grandson; mother, Dorothy Fujimoto; brothers, Ronald and George Jr. Fujimoto; sisters, Ann Balansag and Pamela Gillmore. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire.

Dorothy Yoshie Sakamoto, 78, of Wahiawä, died Jan. 9, 2010. Born in Wahiawä. Retired elementary school teacher. Survived by husband, Dr. James; son, Jay; daughter, Jann Tsujimoto; four grandchildren; sister, Helen Nakatani. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Jon Norio Takiyama, 50, of Käneohe, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A U.S. Navy procurement analyst. Survived by father, Isao; mother, Hilda; sisters, Gail, Amy Monma and Lori Tsukada; niece and nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Nadao Yoshinaga, 90, of Honolulu, died Dec. 29, 2009. Born in Wailuku, Maui. A retired attorney. Survived by sons, Alvin, Leslie, Michael and Roger; daughters, Monica Haboush and Susan Yoshinaga-Ward; brother, Toshio Yoshinaga. Private family service. No flowers. No donations.