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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Carmen Justo Almaida, 95, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Angadanan, Isabela, Philippines. Survived by daughters, Evelyn Plata, Arlene Santiago, Christma Paraso, Carmen Sapp and Priscilla Yamamoto; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Mass noon; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

William Hunt Beauchamp, 88, of Honolulu, died Jan. 20, 2010. Born in New York. Retired University of Hawaii professor; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Junko; sons, Christopher, and Michael Ruffalo; brother, Tom; two grandchildren. Service 5 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Josefina Fuertes Cereno, 61, of Kahului, Maui, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Mangaldan, Pangasinan Philippines. Stock clerk for Kahului and Keeaumoku Walmart Stores. Survived by daughters, Jocelyn and May Jean; son, Bernard; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Merly Pulido, Pat Garcia and Teresita Aspillaga; brothers, Ray and Steven Sam Fuertes; adopted brother, Kenneth Fuertes; adopted sister, Lina Teano. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church; Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church; prayer service 10 a.m.; burial 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

Ollie Lono DeMello, 53, of Waianae, died Jan. 22, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Kainalu and Irock, Kui and Lane Lima; mother, Merlyne Berryman; stepfather, Doc Berryman; brother, Kai and Brian; sisters, Lisa Hayes, Connie Henderson and Doreen. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Baptist Church; service 6 p.m. Casual/aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Daniel Deparini, 67, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Dec. 29, 2009. Born in Pähala, Kau, Hawaii. Pearl Harbor Public Work Center certified welder; U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Survived by brothers, Robert Abrisce and Conrad; sisters, Nancy Giron, Violet Ishikawa and Nina Stephens. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Manuel "Sonny" Espejo, 68, of Honolulu, died Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Sigrid; sisters: Priscilla and Monica. Service 5 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Kingdom Hall. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

Conrado Mercado Francisco, 87, of Kaumakani, Kauai, died Jan. 22, 2010. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Olokele Sugar Co. mechanic. Survived by wife, Sumile; sons, Millard Jr. and Steven Taylor and Dennis; daughters, Patricia Cabinte, Stephanie Verduga and Caroline Nakamura; brother, Juan; sister, Olivia Gubaton. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Lillian Yuriko Galas, 95, of Koloa, Kauai, died Jan. 15, 2010. Born in Oahu. Retired Kress Store sales clerk. Survived by son, Leonard "Bumpy"; daughters, Vivian Rinehart, Katy Asai and Carol Rose; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Dr. M.L. Hefley, 97, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Union City, Tenn. Retired Straub Clinic & Hospital physician; head of the emergency room and founder of geriatric department. Survived by daughter, Chloe West; son, James; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

David Sadamori Higa, 83, of Honolulu, died Jan. 3, 2010. Born in Waipahu . Retired Iida T. Contracting Ltd. carpenter/mason. Survived by wife, Dora; son, Douglas; daughters, Charlotte Kato, Koreen Yogi and Carol; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry, Alfred and Reginald; sisters, Grace Bush, Ruth Oshiro, Lillian Yamashiro and Alice Sur. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Gladys Chiyoko Hiranaka, 89, of Aiea, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Läwai, Kauai. Survived by son, Keith; daughter, Faith Matsuura; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Florence Hamamura. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Rachel Kulani Kahapea, 79, of Omaha, Neb., died Jan. 5, 2010. Born in Waimea, Hawaii. Survived by husband, Robert Carlson; sons, Edward Miller, Paul and Alex; daughters, Thyonepola Kahapea-Naki, Gail Wagner and Georgianna See; brother, Durand Kealanahele; sisters, Abigail Calina and Rita Joyner; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; program/service 10 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.

Reginald "Kaahu" Kaikapu Kaluna, 81, of Hilo, Hawaii, formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 4, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipefitter; 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, Hilo; service 4 p.m. Service also 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 at Auwaiolimo Congregational Church, Honolulu; inurnment to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Information 808 531-8854.

Harriet Cecilia Kellett, 92, of Mäkaha, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Hawaii Air National Guard purchasing agent. Survived by sister, Marian Aldinger; brother, Raymond DeCoito; hänai sister, Peggy Faria. Visitation 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Hearts Church, Waianae; Mass 10 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Natsuo "Natchan" Kunimune, 86, of Honolulu, died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Saki, Mana-Waimea, Kauai. Retired Moiliili Store co-owner. Survived by son, Brian; daughter, Carol Shiraki; grandchildren, Franklin and Lillian Shiraki; sister, Marion Laramie. Visitation 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Shai Cheung Lam, 89, of Honolulu, died Jan. 18, 2010. Born in Guang Zhou, China. Member of Tan Wah Temple. Survived by sons, Sum and Raymond; daughter, Yuet Bing; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary; Taoist service; burial noon at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park.

Leslie J. Martin, 64, of Honolulu, died Oct. 5, 2009. Born in Milwaukee. Committal service 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Morris Masato Matsumoto, 93, of Käneohe, died Dec. 21, 2009. Born in Waipahu. Retired owner of Hawaiian Distributor, Ltd. Survived by wife, Elsie; sons, Russell, Warren and Barry; daughter, Karen Wong; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Hideo Matsumoto; sister, Fumiko Une. Private family service held. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

James "Maliko" Seizen Miyashiro, 87, of Pearl City, died Jan. 9, 2010. Born in Puunene, Maui. Retired U.S. Army sergeant first class; Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Naval commissary federal civil service employee. Survived by wife, Miyoko; son, Kirk; brother, Matsuyei Miyagi; sisters, Betsy Sato, Yasuko "Pattye" Eastland, Helen Tamashiro, Nancy Miura and Jane Serikaku; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Yoshio "Bob" Murakami, 84, of Honolulu, died Dec. 27, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Taeko; son, Dr. Joseph; daughter, Lila Mower; brothers, Frank and George. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

Ethel Fujiko Omori, 84, of Honolulu, died Jan. 10, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Mildred's of Hawaii seamstress. Survived by husband, Yutaka; son, Kevin; daughter-in-law/caregiver, Tammy; grandchildren, Brianne and Brandon. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Stephen "Boy" Orillo Jr., 62, of Henderson, Nev., died Dec. 31, 2009. Born in Wahiawä. Retired Southwest Airlines provisioning supervisor; retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard tool designer. Survived by wife, Carlene Cook-Orillo; sons, Nathan and Benjamin; mother, Josephine; five grandchlidren; brothers, Hilary and Cornel; sister, Marlene Diego. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Rodolfo Antonio Domingo Ortega, 61, of Líhu'e, Kaua'i, died Jan. 21, 2010. Born in Laoag City, Philippines. Caretaker. Survived by mother, Fausta; siblings, Lucas, Patrocinia Schraeder, Cathrine Alayvilla and Arlene Palmeira; half sister, Sally Eugenio; half brothers, Antonio and Emerson. Visitation 1 p.m. tomorrow at Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home; service 2 p.m.

William "Bill" E. Rhoden, 69, of Honolulu, died Jan. 12, 2010. Born in Ratcliff, Ark. Retired Honolulu Police Department superintendent; former Honolulu Marathon committee chairperson for medical communications; former state MARS director and ham radio instructor. Survived by wife, Sharon "Nani"; sons, Wayne and Jason; sisters, Cynthia Halloway and Josephine Thomas; two grandchildren. Visitation 2:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 4 p.m. Committal service 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Joyce Yooko Suga, 63, of Honolulu, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Liholiho Elementary School educational assistant. Survived by husband, Lawrence; son, Michael; daughter, Carin Higuchi; mother, Edith Sonoda; brothers, Steve Sonoda and Lawrence Hall; sister, Diane Sonoda-Maruyama; one grandchild. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 6 p.m.; private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Henry Hung Tom, 89, of Honolulu, died Dec. 30, 2009. Born in Honolulu. Retired Tripler Army Medical Center management analyst. Survived by companion, Kiyoko Shimazu. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Masaaki Tsunemoto, 85, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Hilo. Retired from Isemoto Contracting Co.; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Marie; sons, Steve and Wesley; brothers, Takeshi, Shigeo Kimura, Haruyuki and Stanley; three granddaughters; one great-grandson. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Leonard Leong Wong, 98, of Kahaluu, died Jan. 17, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Entrepreneur in farming and property management. Survived by wife, Ellen; sons, Linford, Leonard, Sherwin, Gerald and Allen; daughters, Rebecca Johnson, Myrtle, Marilyn Kamimura and Thelma Loo; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist service; burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.