Obituaries for Tuesday, May 29, 2012

• Francis Pahia • Harriette Yoshino

Francis Pahia

Francis Pahia died at the age of 85 on May 5, 2012, peacefully at home. He was born on March 16, 1927, in Honolulu. He was retired from the United States Air Force and the Operating Engineers. He also worked for Hawaiian Telephone, Tom Okada Trucking Company, and the State Tile Company, Peter Kiewit & co., Morrison & Knudsen and Hawaiian Dredging Company.

He was predeceased by daughter Darlene Kaanoi and son James Daniel Pahia.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Abigail Kaui Ornellas Pahia, daughters, Patricia Kanohokula, Laura Limo (Ernie), Linda Canincia (Robert), Charlene Omura (Letty), and Karen Pahia; son Gary Francis Pahia; brother John of Las Vegas, sister Rose Gleason of Mililani; 26 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; step-children Henry (Rowena) Ornellas, Katherine (Samuel) Huddy Sr., Patsy (Francis) Hapenney and Daniel Kama, and 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. and services from 10  to 11 a.m. on June 13, at Mililani Makai Chapel. Burial to follow at Punchbowl Cemetery. Casual attire, flowers welcome.

Harriette Yoshino

Harriette Ululani Dias Yoshino died peacefully on Sunday, May 6, at the Queen’s Medical Center on O‘ahu, surrounded by her family. Harriette worked as a clerk at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Shigeru Yoshino and sister Beryl Mapuana Bruhn.

She is survived by her four daughters, Karen (Claude) Lumacad, Lianne Yoshino, Noreen (Kurt) Javinar, Elise (Jesse) Guirao; nine grandchildren, Nicole and Jason Lumacad, Lee Yoshino, Kurtis, Kolby and Keenan Javinar, Isaac and Amber Lopes and Elijah Guirao; two great-grandchildren Kainalu Lumacad Aguinaldo and Kieren Lumacad and godson Shawn Tyler Ah Mow.

A celebration of life will be held at the Koloa Borthwick Mortuary on Saturday, June 2. Visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. with service to follow. A private family burial will be held on Monday, June 4.

The family suggests casual attire. Arrangements by Koloa Borthwick Mortuary.

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