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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 11, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Norma Juanich Agdeppa, 85, of Honaunau, Hawaii, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Näälehu, Hawaii. Homemaker and coffee farmer. Survived by sons, Faustino and Frank; daughters, Carolyn Billaber, Sloria Samson and Carmen Wagner; sisters, Ida Kim, Florentina Johnasen and Bernadette Llanes; brother, Elmer Juanich; stepsister, Catalina Juanich; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Visitation 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at St. Benedict's (Painted Church) Hall; rosary 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Feb. 20 at the church hall; eulogy 9:45 a.m.; Mass 10 a.m.; inurnment to follow at the church cemetery. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii, Kailua, Kona.

Candida Agustin Bayani, 98, of Waipahu, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Abulug, Cagayan, Philippines. Member of the Church of Christ at Pearl Harbor. Survived by sons, Felipe and Hipolito; daughters, Cristina Bilen and Catalina Johansson; sisters, Mercedes Ifurong, Arsenia Agustin and Esperanza Mappala; 39 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; service 7 p.m.

James "Jim" Lloyd Brand, 55, of Hawaiian Acres, Hawaii, died Feb. 8, 2010. Born in Portland, Ore. Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard engineer. Survived by sons, Russel, and Brian Bittner; brother, Raymond; sisters, Janice, Jonelle, Judy and Joyce. No service. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Eleanor Yew Jun Hu Chow, 94, of Honolulu, died Jan. 30, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Preschool teacher. Survived by sons, Harold, Leonard and Keith; brother, Walter Hu; sister, Lilian Tom and Dorothy Young; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 11:15 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers; donations to Alzheimer's Association.

Jo Ann Hicks, 81, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Jan. 31, 2010. Born in Texas. State Department of Education secretary. Survived by son, Charlie Lorenz; daughters, Andrea Kennedy, Lucinda, Jane and Mary Lorenz; brother, Olin Smith; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Service 3 p.m. Saturday at Haili Church. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Priscilla Florence Hicks, 87, of Mililani, died Feb. 7, 2010. Born in Appleton, Maine. Survived by husband, Benjamin; son, Bruce Ladd; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Rueben "Komo" Namakaeha Kahalekomo, 77, of Waianae, died Jan. 31, 2010. Born in Waimea, Kauai. Retired city refuse worker. Survived by sons, Alvin Ainoa Kahalekomo and Craig Ainoa; daughters, Gwendolyn Naeole, Sarah Valdez, Pauline Cash, Geraldine Meyer and Stephanie Allen; 29 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jenny Keuma. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:45 p.m.; cremation to follow. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Steven Iwao Kanemitsu, 65, of Lahaina, Maui, died Feb. 8, 2010. Born in Lahaina. Retired electrician. Survived by wife, Lena; son, Kai; sister, Harue. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday at Lahaina Methodist Church; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Ella Kaukini, 95, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Feb. 4, 2010. Born in Kona, Hawaii. Retired state Department of Transportation, Airports Division custodian in Hilo. Survived by son, James; daughters, Ella Tirado, Frances Austria and Constance Hao; brother, Leslie Wo; sisters, Virginia Ohumikini, Louisa Ferreira and Annie Kahawai; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary; prayer service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park (Section 5). No flowers. Casual attire. No koden (monetary gifts). Donations to charity.

Mary Sakiko Kinoshita, 85, of Honolulu, died Feb. 6, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Granat Brothers Jewelry assistant manager. Survived by daughters, Doraine Contreras and Diane Ogata; brother, Eugene Shimizu; one grandchild. Visitation 6:30 p.m. today at Waialae-Kähala Chapel; service 7:30 p.m. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Hugh James O'Brien, 62, of Mililani, died Feb. 3, 2010. Born in Panama Canal Zone. Retired Air Force senior master sergeant. Survived by wife, SunCha; daughters, Kathleen Song and Caroline Montoya; brothers, Francis and John; sister, Ruth Ann Perrin; one grandchild. Private service. No flowers; donations to assist in covering funeral costs. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Bill Edward Smith, 64, of Ewa Beach, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired pipe fitter for the U.S. Navy. Survived by brother, Thomas; sisters, Clara Jean Placido, MaryAnn Hall and Myrtle Kesler. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; reception 1 p.m. at his residence. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Clyde Takeharu Uchida, 69, of Honolulu, died Feb. 4, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Warner Lambert Corp. sales representative. Survived by son, Sean; daughters, Ardis Arakaki and Kari-Lynn; three grandchildren; sister, Sharlene. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Jack W. Williams Jr., 59, of Käneohe, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Hawaii. Air Force veteran. Private inurnment held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.