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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010


Advertiser Staff

Yaeko Aburamen, 86, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Jan. 22, 2010. Born in Hilo. Retired bookkeeper. Survived by son, Leslie; daughter, Gayle Hatada; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Private service held. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts). Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Emelio Delphine Acia Jr., 74, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Jan. 25, 2010. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii. Retired U.S. Forest Service forestry technician. Survived by wife, Rosita; sons, Anthony, Joey and Emelio III; daughter, Rose Rose; hänai sons, Shane Madriaga and Jason Liwai; stepson, Milton Ventura Jr.; stepdaughters, Ida Grace, Katrina Oberg, Betty Jane Ah Nee and Vyonne Alip; brother, Frank; sisters, Rose Marie Torres and Marjorie Bachiller; 32 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Blanche Yee Ching, 93, of Honolulu, died Jan. 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Central Pacific Bank corporate secretary. Survived by husband, Ping Quon; daughters, Sandra Wong, Linda and Brenda; brother, Dr. Lester Yee; sisters, Hazel Ching and Saura Wu; five grandchildren. Visitation 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Central Union Church Atherton Chapel; service 10 a.m.; private inurnment. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Abraham "Abe" Forges, 75, of North Las Vegas, died Jan. 19, 2010. Born on Kauai. Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve with 30 years of service. Survived by wife, Sally; daughter, Denise Miyashiro; sister, Leonora Won; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Harold J. Garner III, 49, of Southport, N.C., formerly of Mililani, died Jan. 24, 2010. 1978 graduate of Mililani High School. Survived by wife, Iris; children, Abigail, Jael, Josiah and Hannah; parents, Harold and Shirley; sisters, Asila and Stephanie. Service 1 p.m. tomorrow at Brunswick Church of Christ, Southport, N.C. Arrangements by Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel. Condolences: www.frenchidavisfuneralhome.net/index.cfm.

Ronnie Freeman Gilbert, 58, of Hauula, died Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Only, Tenn. Mechanic with the U.S. Army. Survived by wife, Donna; sons, Kanamu and Richard; hänai son, Bryan Taua; daughter, Ronnette Maiava; hänai daughter, Hope Gonsalves; brothers, John D and Edward; sister, Zeelan; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula 2nd Ward, Makai chapel; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary Services.

Harry Burton Grant Sr., 81, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, died Jan. 23, 2010. Born in Calexico, Calif. Truck driver; member of Teamsters, Masons and the American Legion. Survived by wife, Velma; sons, Vincent, Harry Jr. and Kawika; daughters, Lanae Kamakea Carter, Winona, and Ischa Shar-mae Nary; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Niche-side service 9 a.m. Thursday at West Hawaii Veteran's Cemetery. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Harry Marshall Greenwood III, 75, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Jan. 23, 2010. Born in Syracuse, N.Y. Retired school teacher. Survived by wife, Barbara Kasadate; son, Casey Sr.; two grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. Monday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion; service 11:30 a.m.; burial to follow. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Masashi "Mahi" Higa, 84, of Waipahu, died Jan. 18, 2010. Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. Retired Pearl Harbor Public Works Center maintenance worker; also retired city Parks and Recreation groundskeeper; World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Margaret; brother, Shigeo; sister, Doris Ikehara; nieces; nephews. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Yuk Yee Choy Hung, 85, of Honolulu, died Jan. 17, 2010. Born in China. Survived by son, Richard; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Ray Jason Kanemori, 61, of Käneohe, died Jan. 18, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Hotel manager with Outrigger Hotels; member of the Hawaii Air National Guard with five years of service. Survived by wife, Camille; sons, Tyler and Brian; brother, Ted; nieces, Kathy, and Sandi Kanemori-Yum; nephews, Mark and Gaven. Visitation 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel; celebration of life 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Roy Kawaguchi, 78, died Jan. 26, 2010. Born in Seattle. Retired Boeing Co. aeronautical engineer. Survived by wife, Barbara Tanabe; son, Nicolas; first wife, Hana; their children, Keith, Janey Campbell and Gary; sisters, Tomo, Saki and Masa; five grandsons; one great-granddaughter. Private service.

Ralph Kalaionaona Luhiau Sr., 47, of Kamuela, Hawaii, died Jan. 22, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Courtesy clerk for Foodland. Survived by companion, Deborah Solomon; son, Ralph Jr.; daughter, Kuuipo Subica; hänai son, Fred Solomon III; hänai daughter, Gwyn Solomon; sisters, Darlene Badua, Valerie Anjo and Charmaine Solomon; brother, Leonard; two grandchildren; one hänai grandchild. Private service. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Elaine Morton, 66, of Waialua, died Jan. 22, 2010. Born in Líhue, Kauai. Survived by sons, Phil and Winston II; daughters, Wendy Morton-Rin, Lorie Ann and Valinda; brothers, Clayton and Glenford Park; sisters, Blossom Eveland and Sherelle Park; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Main Post Chapel, 790 McCornack Rd., Schofield Barracks; service 10 to 11 a.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Flowers and lei welcome. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.

Mitsuo Nagaki, 90, of Wahiawä, died Jan. 9, 2010. Born in Wahiawä. Veteran of 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regiment Combat Team; active member of Club 100; Purple Heart recipient. Survived by wife, Frances; daughters, Jenny Kam, Patty Chu and Donna Kekua; brother, Yoshiyuki; sisters, Chisato Shintani, Michie Aoki and Doreen Maeda; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Albert "Al" Hau Hong Ng, 72, of Honolulu, died Jan. 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired state Department of Transportation civil engineer. Survived by wife, Shirley; daughters, Karen Chun and Deborah Takimoto; son, Allan; four grandchildren. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Agnes C. Okamoto, 88, of Kailua, died Jan. 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired Ft. Shafter inventory specialist with 30 years of service. Survived by daughter, Karen Honda; brothers, Leonard, Richard, Wilfred and William Chong; two grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6:30 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Faith Olmos, 87, of Pähoa, Hawaii, formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 26, 2010. Born in Waialua. Fruit packager for the plantation; also Pearl Harbor clerical typist. Survived by sons, Walter, Roy and Alan; brothers Stanley and Richard Chun; sister, Hope Iwanaka; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Service in Hono-lulu at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Darleen Katsue Oshiro, 61, of Ewa Beach, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Ewa. Honowai Elementary School attendance clerk. Survived by mother, Shizue; brothers, Walter and Harris; sisters, Judith Miyaguchi, Carol Uchima and Gwen; nieces, nephews; grandnephews. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Leonora Hufana Suares, 75, of Ewa Beach, died Jan. 11, 2010. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired Queen Kapiolani Hotel housekeeper. Survived by sisters, Rita Doran, Linda Villa-Betonio and Mary Magdalene Villa; brothers, Alfred Hufana and Rufo Villa. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.

James Kazuo Takahashi, 88, of Honolulu, died Jan. 14, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired First Hawaiian Bank supply supervisor. Survived by wife, Edna; son, Galen; daughter, Jerrilyn Au; sister, Rosie Llewelyn; four grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Donna Powell Tate, 79, of Honolulu, died Jan 16, 2010. Born in California. Travel consultant for HNL Travel. Survived by husband, Wallace; daughters, Valerie Wilson and Kimberly; brother, Larry Powell; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Committal 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

Anita Brown Wakahiro, 70, of Mililani, died Jan. 17, 2010, in Denver. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Teacher in various schools in Hawaii; also retired Pearl Harbor equipment specialist. Survived by husband, William "Bill"; son, Brad; daughter, Valerie Stilwell; mother, Lei Ansai; stepfather, Yukitaka Ansai; sisters, Gail Katayama, Linda Brown, Sharon Hiam, Elaine Akashi and Janet Watanabe; brother, David Ansai; two grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. Wednesday at Makiki Christian Church; service 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.