Obituaries 11-19-13


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Nohea Aana

Nohea Kahiawalu O Keaumakani Aana, 4, of Honolulu died Nov. 1, 2013, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. She was born in Honolulu.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home for an 11 a.m. service.

She is survived by mother, Sheana Aana of Keaau; father, Perry Aana of Keeau; grandparents, Minerva Aana of Keaau, Ramona Kahana of Honolulu; brothers, Maka Kahana and Samson Aana, both of Keaau, Ikaika Kahana-Aana of Honolulu; sisters, Mahina Homalon, Uilani Aana, Nauoe Aana and Nanea Aana, all of Keaau, Tiana Aana-Sutton of Honolulu; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Benjamin Dela Cruz

Benjamin “Hamin” Acosta Dela Cruz, 64, of Waimea died Nov. 3, 2013, at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born March 18, 1949, in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a former farm hand for Hirako Farms.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Nov. 23 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by mother, Margarita Dela Cruz of Waimea; brothers, Alfredo (Leticia) Dela Cruz of Papaaloa, Jeff (Liza) Dela Cruz of Waimea; sisters, Clarisa (Vance) Honda and Chita (Ryan) Arai, both of Waimea, Delia (Wilfred) Gaspar of Paauilo, Lucia (Alberto) Gullaba of Washington; seven nephews; 10 nieces; 16 grandnephews and grandnieces; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Luana Hook

Luana Kanani Holokahi Hook, 72, of Hawi died Oct. 26, 2013, at Castle Medical Center on Oahu. Born Oct. 12, 1941, in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Nov. 23 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward, for an 11 a.m. service. Burial will be at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery Park in Kaneohe, Oahu. Family requests aloha attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, George Hook of Hawi; sons, Jared (Zaclyn) Hook of Kona, Jeremy (Lara) Hook and Jacob (Mary) Hook, both of Hawi; daughters, Deanne (Jason) Ah Sing and Heather Hook, both of Hawi, Brianne (Philip) Richter of Kaneohe, Oahu; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patricia Nartatez

Patricia “Pat” Louise Leilani Nartatez, 64, of Puna died Nov. 7, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu.

Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in the Mokuola room. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

She is survived by partner, Alvin Bernard of Puna; daughters, Maria Nartatez, Crescent Nartatez and Elvina Nartatez, all of Puna; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Ronald Saiki Jr.

Ronald “Bones” “Juju” Futoshi Saiki Jr., 71, of Keaau died Nov. 3, 2013, at home. Born March 15, 1942, in Hilo, he was a retired linesman for Hawaii Electric Light Co. and an Vietnam Army veteran.

Friends may call at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 4 p.m. service. Cremation follows. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by sons, Raymond (Jasmin) Saiki of Paradise Park, Kalani Saiki of Keaukaha, Keala (Carol) Saiki of Arizona, Collin Wasti of Honolulu, Kaipo (Kaysha Mendiola) Saiki of Waiakea Uka; daughter, Renee Abraham of Keaukaha; stepmother, Donna Saiki of Keaukaha; sisters, Lei Andrade of Hilo, Luana Kawelu of Waiakea Uka; brother, Bo (Millie) Saiki of Hilo; seven grandsons; four granddaughters; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret Ushijima

Margaret Shizue Ushijima, 86, of Hilo died Nov. 9, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Oct. 6, 1927, in Laupahoehoe, she was a retired attorney.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Church of the Holy Cross for a 4 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers or monetary gifts.

She is survived by sister, Katherine Johnson of San Diego; brothers, Edward (Edith) Kunishige of Gardena, Calif., Albert Kunishige of Coos Bay, Ore.; numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jewell Cuizon

Jewell Leimomi LaStell Johanna Key Cuizon, 70, of Puna died Nov. 4, 2013, at home. Born April 21, 1943, in Palolo, Oahu, she was a homemaker and member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Friends may call from noon to sunset Nov. 24 at Pohoiki Beach for a service and scattering of ashes. Family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers and lei are welcome.

She is survived by daughters, Valerie Robinol of Texas, Valda Tagawa of California, BeauDrena (Curtis) Lasconia and Pearl Berdon, both of Puna, Jamie Cuizon and Jogene Cuizon, both of Waianae, Oahu; sons, James (Cindy) Cuizon and Roberto (Tina) Contero Jr., both of Puna, Soloman Harris of Hilo; sister, Pearl Campbell of Waianae, Oahu; brother, James (Lucy) Key of Waimea; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; many hanai children and hanai grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

James Kalili Jr.

James “Jimmy” “Uncle Boy” David Kalili Jr., 64, of Kahaluu died Sept. 12, 2013, at Nakamaru Hale. Born March 2, 1949, in Honaunau, he was a former state Department of Parks and Recreation maintenance worker, rock wall mason, professional football player and little league and high school football coach.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 24 at Kahaluu Beach Park’s large pavilion. For more information, call 747-0042.

He is survived by mother, Mary Kalili of Makaha, Oahu; sons, Kawika Piko-Kalili of Eugene, Ore., Kimo (Maile) Piko of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Kalei (Robert Burdman) Kalili-Burdman of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Stephen (Paula) Kalili of Makaha, Oahu, Fabian (Pearl) Kalili of Honolulu, Sebastian (Pua) Kalili of Waimea, Jerome (Sonya) Kalili of Honaunau; sister, Anela (Douglas) Kalaiwaa of Salt Lake City; 16 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Alexandrine Olival

Alexandrine Maile (Legaspi) Olival, 85, of Hilo died Nov. 11, 2013, at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, former insurance agent for the Phil-American and Pacific Union Insurance companies and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church for a 9:30 a.m. rosary and 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at the Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section.

She is survived by husband, Frederick Olival of Hilo; daughters, Angel Soares of Hilo, Valerie (Ronald) Rillon of Reno, Nev., Charlene (Alvin) Miyashiro, Sandra (Cyril Shimokawa) Nuha and Marilyn (Harold) Pakele, all of Hilo; son, Benjamin (Elizabeth) Legaspi Jr. of Hilo; brother, Raymond (Rosemary) Rodrigues of Hilo; sisters, Evelyn Rodrigues of Honolulu, Elizabeth Toribio of Papaikou; stepbrother, Clement Chang of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret van der Flier

Margaret “Midge” Jones van der Flier of Waikoloa died Nov. 5, 2013, at The Hague, Netherlands. She was born June 26, 1918, in Wales, United Kingdom.

Private services were held.

She is survived by two stepdaughters; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren.

Elaine Sumiyoshi

Elaine Kazuko Sumiyoshi, 89, of Hilo died Nov. 10, 2013, at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born April 7, 1924, in Manchuria, China, she was a minister for the Tenrikyo Puna Church.

Private services were held.

She is survived by daughter, Seiko (Kenichi) Osanai of Tokyo; two brothers; two sisters; three grandchildren.

Toshio Furuyama

Toshio Furuyama, 102, of Hilo died Nov. 9, 2013, at his home. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired barber.

Private services will be held. Family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.

He is survived by son, Ricky Furuyama of Hilo.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.