Archive for June 13th, 2010

Jean Kiyomi Arakawa

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June 4, 2010
Jean Kiyomi Arakawa, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Gary, daughter Jan Yoshimoto, brother Robert Chinen, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information given in an obituary Friday.

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Luther M. Davis

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June 10, 2010
Luther M. Davis, 92, of Kahului, a retired Kahului Railroad stevedore, died in Hale Makua Health Services, Wailuku. He was born in Mississippi. He is survived by sons Michael Sr. and Van Alden, daughters Penny and June Davis, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.

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DOMINGO “DOMI” DOMINGUES

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DOMINGO “DOMI” DOMINGUES
(USA Ret)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on 3 April 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born 29 May 1932 in Kahana. Domi married the love of his life, Anita “Cookie” Manalo of Kahuku, 7 Jan 1956.

He is survived by his wife and children: Wanda Harmon (Roger); Lori Triplett; Dwayne Alan (Sarah); and John (Diana); 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his siblings: James Domingues (Esther Ann); Tomasa “Imi” Abulon; John Domingues; Elizabeth Yamashita; Josephine “Tita” Orosco (Dofo); Benny “Bla” Ebalei (Lillian); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Henry “Bugoy” and Felix “Dong” Domingues.

Celebration of his life will be held St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe, on 26 June 2010. Visitation begins at 0900 with services following at 1100.

THAD WAYNE EKSTRAND

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THAD WAYNE EKSTRAND

Thad Wayne Ekstrand, 89, retired District Manager for Nabisco, died in Honolulu, Friday June 4th 2010.Thad was born in Honolulu, November 20,1920, to Wight and Mabel Ekstrand. He had two sisters, June and Betty.

At age 10, he was sponsored for membership at the Outrigger Canoe Club by his mentor, Duke Kahanamoku. Thad later served as president and had been a member for 79 years at his passing. He took great pride in having been one of “Duke’s Boys”, a handful of young paddlers who were coached and guided by Duke.

He served in the military police in Honolulu during World War II, before beginning his career with Nabisco. During those years he was known as the “Cookie Man”. Upon retirement after 36 years with Nabisco, he was able to indulge in his love of deep sea fishing on his boat, the Mele O Ke Kai.

Thad is survived by his wife, Patricia, his daughter, Tina Whitney, and his granddaughters, Ysabel and Rachel, as well as his sister, June Snyder.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 18th at the Outrigger Canoe Club at 8 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation at 350 Ward Ave. Ste. 106-202, Honolulu, Hi 96814.

ADELINE NOBRIGA CHERUBINI FERREIRA

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ADELINE NOBRIGA CHERUBINI FERREIRA

Adeline Nobriga Cherubini Ferreira, 92 passed peacefully on March 3, 2010 in Vista, Ca. “Addie” retired from Kapiolani Hospital at 77. She will be greatly missed by her children Marion Gaddi & Jerry Cherubini; sisters Hilda Amorino, Lorraine Benson; & 8 grand-children, 3 great-children; several nieces, nephews, & cousins. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday June 17, 2010 9:30 AM, St. Patrick’s Church & Internment at Punchbowl Cemetery at 11:30 AM.

May God bless and keep you always, Addie!

SETH GILBERT FRANKEL

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SETH GILBERT FRANKEL

Seth Gilbert Frankel, 41, passed away in Auburn, Washington on May 21, 2010. An award-winning videographer and a man who loved family, friends, nature, music, and life, Seth was a former Hawai’i resident. After graduating from Punahou School, he received his degree in Telecommunication and Film from the University of Oregon. He stayed on the mainland to pursue his career in non-commercial television, working most recently at Kent TV21. Seth always considered Hawai’i his home and visited regularly. Seth adored his daughters, Abigail and Maile, who survive him. He is also survived by partner Bonny Jean Johnson of Auburn, parents Dr. Richard and Donna Frankel of Honolulu and Emily and Ron Markowitz of Virginia, sister Caitlin Rowe of Michigan, stepbrother Gavin Hamano of Oregon, stepsister Tara Hirohata of Honolulu, niece Ellie and nephew Makana. A gathering of family, friends, and colleagues was held in Washington. Ashes will be scattered in Hawai’i at a later time.

GAY GIBSON SINGLEHURST FRASER

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GAY GIBSON SINGLEHURST FRASER

Gay, who considered Hawaii her home, but lived and was socially active in San Francisco for over half of her life, peacefully passed away in her Pacific Heights home in San Francisco.

Gay grew up in Honolulu with her sister Jean, daughters of Carol and Tom Singlehurst, founders of the legendary Carol & Mary Fashion Stores.

Gay attended Punahou, the Westover School, Sarah Lawrence College and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an Art Degree.

Graduation brought her back to the islands where she traveled the world buying high end designer fashions for Carol and Mary. It was in Honolulu where she met her future husband Roy Fraser. After they were married, Roy brought Gay back to San Francisco to enjoy a 32 year marriage where they rigorously pursued active business and social endeavors. After 28 years of buying for Carol & Mary, Gay opened her own boutique; Fraser & Knowles in San Francisco.

Gay had a passion for fashion, art, animals, the 49ers, and international travel. Gay was a long time member of the Outrigger Canoe Club, Junior League, and the SPCA. She was also passionate about nationwide politics.

She is survived by her loving son Thomas G. Fraser, named after her father, his wife Betsey and her grandchildren; Gibson Fraser, fondly called “Too” and Haven Fraser, who wishes to emulate her grandmother’s earlier fashion sense.

Gay’s Life Celebration will be held at The Outrigger Canoe Club on Thursday, June 17th at 4:00pm.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, to The American Cancer Society are very much appreciated, as cancer is what abruptly ended her love affair with her husband Roy.

Villamor Espiritu Jr.

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May 19, 2010
Villamor Espiritu Jr., 51, of Honolulu, an Oahu Community Correctional Center corrections officer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Greta, son Villamor III, daughter Amanda, mother Dolores, brother Van, sisters Trinidad Manlapit and Sherilynne Agustin and hanai brother Gino Alipio. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Beatrice Rafaela Kaahanui

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June 2, 2010
Beatrice Rafaela Kaahanui, 65, of Kaneohe, a retired Pohai Nani Good Samaritan and Maluhia Health Center registered dietician and licensed practical nurse and United Public Workers Union stewardess, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wilson “Boy;” sons Wilson “Willie” Jr. and Joseph Winslow; daughter Sheryl “Uilani;” brother Theodore Ventula III; sisters Roseline Spencer, Janet Ballio, Estralita Seeberger, Sarah Shim, Elizabeth Karratti and Eleanor Joy Ventula-Honda; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Church. Call after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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JEREMIAH “JERRY” JOSEPH LENT

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JEREMIAH “JERRY” JOSEPH LENT
April 29, 2010

Jerry, 70, died in Mill Valley, Ca. Born in LA, Jerry attended the University of Hawaii in 1957 on a basketball scholarship.
A talented musician he played drums for gigs in Waikiki including Kui Lee and Don Ho. He traveled the world as a Top Model and is known for the “Winston Man” ads during the 1970’s.
Beloved son of Albertine Lent, cherished soul mate of Jill Lent-Kelleher, loving father of Amber Andrews, John Baker, Scott Soderstrom, father figure to Flynn Kelleher and Nico Andrews, grandfather of Connor, Roan and Tallulah, and loving friend to Judy Eagle and Peter Dietrich of Oahu.
“Jerry was known for his wonderful dry humor and charming wit and he will live in our hearts forever.” A scattering of his ashes will be on Mon June 14 at the Elks Club. For information please call Jill Kelleher at 415-419-4126.

Rodrigo Calingcaling Lucas

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May 27, 2010
Rodrigo Calingcaling Lucas, 56, of Ewa Beach, a retired restaurant worker, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Cullalabo, Gamu, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by parents Benjamin and Marta; daughter Jacqueline Salvosa; brothers James, Sam and Ferdinand; and sisters Connie Juan and Rufina Nightingdale. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Charles Kaiu Moses

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June 2, 2010
Charles Kaiu “Moke” Moses, 81, of Ewa Beach, an Ameron cement mixer driver and Army and Air Force veteran, has died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha and casual attire.

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Philomena Quison Preece

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May 11, 2010
Philomena Quison “Minang” Preece, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Wheeler Field Air Depot, U.S. Weather Bureau, U.S. Post Office and Bank of Hawaii employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by stepdaughters Rowena Bolin and Annette Sue Martin, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Church of the Epiphany, 1041 10th Ave., Honolulu HI 96816.

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DR. JUDITH RAMSEYER

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DR. JUDITH RAMSEYER

Dr. Judith Ramseyer, age 75 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on June 7, 2010 at the Palolo Hospice Hawai’i House. She first came to Hawaii in 1962 as an intern at Queen’s Hospital. After eight years as an instructor on the mainland, Judy returned to Honolulu in 1971 for her residency in internal medicine at Queen’s Hospital. After a few years as a researcher and consultant in endocrinology at UCSD (San Diego), Judy returned once again to Honolulu in 1975 as an assistant professor at UH. Her friends said if she left again, they were not throwing her another going away party.

Judy was drawn to the diversity and generosity of the Hawaiian Islands. She was associate professor, supervisor, TB doctor, volunteer at the Waikiki Health Center in the 1970’s, then volunteer at both the CRCH (Cancer Reaerch Center of Hawaii) and the Bishop Museum since 1998. Over the past twenty years Judy also helped with the Hiroshima A-Bomb survivors medical examinations in Honolulu. Sailing and hiking enthusiast and long time member of the Kokokahi Sailing Club and HTMC (Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club), Judy’s contributions and interests were deep and varied. Those who knew Judy admired her strength of character and conviction. She leaves behind one brother, two sisters and a legion of friends.

If desired, send contributions to Hospice Hawai’i, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-5018 or to a charity of your choice.

Cullen John Benedicto Kalehua Santos

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May 22, 2010
Cullen John Benedicto Kalehua Santos, 21, of Waipahu died in Waialua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Eric and Christine G. Santos; sisters Luciana Lucas, Leia Cano Jr. and Brittany and Shavelle Santos; grandparents Gilbert Santos and Althea Cazimero-Kahai; and great-grandmother Maile Cazimero. Wake service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hope Chapel Kapolei, 1762 Franklin Ave. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Raymond A. Simao

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June 2, 2010
Raymond A. “Ray” Simao, 65, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii police captain, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mona, sons Dean and William, daughter Tracy Bolos, stepsons Clayton and Dean Baltero, stepdaughters Alethea “Kama” Kaneshiro and Vanessa Higa, brother Wilbur and numerous grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Urn committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Robert Dennis Taum

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May 25, 2010
Robert Dennis Taum, 48, of Honolulu, a Schuman Carriage and Cutter Chevrolet master auto mechanic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by former wife Montse Howard, son Keoni, daughter Hi’ilani, parents Thomas K. Taum and Verna F. Latiolais, brothers Clay and John Latiolais, sisters Rena Itson and Robyn From, grandmother Roselle and caregiver Jim Howard. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

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CONWAY NOBORU YAMAMOTO

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CONWAY NOBORU YAMAMOTO

Conway Noboru Yamamoto passed away on April 14, 2010 in Reno, Nevada after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Lorine of 63 years, children: Louise (Ed) Sakihama, Dennis (Mary) Yamamoto, Sandra (Randy) Krivo; grandchildren: Dean (Karen) Sakihama, Derek Sakihama, Jill (Andy Buffington) Yamamoto, Kyle Yamamoto, Michael Krivo, Bryan Krivo; sisters: Helen Tachibana, Cynthia (Walker) Kelley. He was preceded in death by son: Russell Yamamoto.

He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Sawazo and Kameno Yamamoto on March 1, 1921. Conway graduated from McKinley High School and the University of Hawaii. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, MIS in the Philippines.

Conway’s professional life encompassed all aspects of civil engineering. In his career he worked for the City and County of Honolulu, Park Engineering and retired after 20 years with the U.S. Civil Service, working with the U.S. Air Force in Hawaii and Japan.

Throughout his life, Conway was an avid golfer finding much enjoyment with family and friends, striving for and ultimately making the prized “Hole in One”. In his later years, he and Lorine critically followed the PGA tours, analyzing both the skills and temperaments of champions and challengers.

Above all, he loved his wife and family, and will be remembered for the determination and energy he put into all of his life’s endeavors.

The family will gather for a celebration of his life in Honolulu on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Hee Hing Restaurant at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers and koden, the family suggests that donations be made in Conway’s name to the American Heart Association.

DOROTHY MIYAKO YUU

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

DOROTHY
MIYAKO YUU

Age 90, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 8, 2010 in Aiea, HI. Born February 3, 1920 in Pearl City. She retired from the Yick Lung Company; also a member of the Pearl City Community Church.

She is survived by daughters, Susanne Yuu, Patricia (Fred) Kono; brother, Fumio (Mary) Takeshita; sister, Doris Takeshita; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (June 10) Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran