Archive for June 14th, 2010

Robert Kenichi Yoshimoto

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April 30, 2010
Robert Kenichi Yoshimoto, 92, of Eleele, Kauai, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He is survived by wife Sachiye; sons Ronald, Leslie and Craig; daughter Laura Imamura; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Thomas Kunio Yamasaki

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June 4, 2010
Thomas Kunio “Bones” Yamasaki, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Pyramid Insurance Center insurance agent and Waialae Bowl manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Gail Nitta. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Beatrice Guzman Yago

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June 2, 2010
Beatrice Guzman Yago, 88, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Sotero Sr.; sons Clarito, Sotero Jr., Edwin and Jaime; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 8:30 a.m. Graveside committal services: noon at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Lily Bow Lin Young Wong

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June 9, 2010
Lily Bow Lin Young Wong, 99, of Hilo, a retired educator at Hilo High and Hilo Intermediate schools, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ron and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

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Rosie Kahalau Wilcox

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May 19, 2010
Rosie Kahalau “Loki” Wilcox, 80, of Kailua died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Joseph, George and Lunalilo; daughters Rose and Maria; brothers Abraham and Edward Young; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua 3rd Ward, Keolu chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lois Jean Westerfield

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June 3, 2010
Lois Jean Westerfield, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Western Electric line supervisor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Lone Jack, Mo. She is survived by daughters Deborah and Ruth “Lori,” brothers Robert “William” and Charles “Russell” Yates, and a grandchild. Inurnment services: 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Robert Stanley Kai’aeha Wallace

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June 8, 2010
Robert Stanley Kai’aeha “Kaia” Wallace, 32, of Paia, Maui, a laborer for a construction company, died in Paia. He was born in Paia. He is survived by parents Robert “Bobby” and Elizabeth “Libby,” and sisters Shana-Lei, Lisa and Tammy Lyn. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Paia. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes to follow.

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Catherine Puller Thomas

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June 5, 2010
Catherine Puller Thomas, 79, of Honolulu, an advertising consultant, died in Honolulu. She was born in California. She is survived by daughter Liz Garman and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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Leon Alfred Paoa Sterling

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June 11, 2010
Leon Alfred Paoa Sterling, 64, of Kahikinui, Maui, a McCabe, Hamilton & Renny longshoreman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna D., stepsons Christopher and Scott, stepdaughters Paige Harrison and Emily Simpson, brother Wayne and sisters Marion Salazar and Becky Kala. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Victoria Lynn Simonelli

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June 10, 2010
Victoria Lynn “Vicky” Simonelli, 43, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Child & Family Services Head Start Program educational manager, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Maryland. She is survived by fiance Timothy Reagan and mother Margie Simonelli. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kealia Beach, south side. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Head Start Program, 2970 Kele St. Suite 203, Lihue, HI 96766.

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Lander Ramsis

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June 5, 2010
Lander Ramsis, 82, of Kahului, a retired heavy equipment operator for a construction company, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Micronesia. He is survived by wife Siome Sorim; sons Suwanter, Soiter and Suwainer Sorim; daughters Ensita Sam, Suwani Kenit and Sechimy Sorim; brothers Kinchiro and Takio Sorim; sister Otiel Sorim; and eight grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial in Micronesia at a later date.

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Dr. Judith Ramseyer

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June 7, 2010
Dr. Judith Ramseyer, 75, of Honolulu, a physician and former University of Hawaii assistant professor, died in Hospice Hawaii Palolo Home. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by a brother and two sisters. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu 96817-5018; or charity.

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Raphael Martelles Ramos

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June 5, 2010
Raphael Martelles Ramos, also known as “The Vacuum Man,” 81, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Kauai Filter Queen retiree, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Oremenia “Meni,” daughter Barbara Nakato, sisters Rose Ribao and Francis Masterson, two grandchildren and a great- grandchild. Private services.

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Pancho Quidangen

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May 16, 2010
Pancho Quidangen, 98, of Mililani, a Meadow Gold Dairies retiree and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Ronald; daughters Katherine Biroan and Loretta Crowder; stepchildren Mabel Kuratani, Walter Mapa and Albert Sabanal; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kenneth John Perreira

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June 8, 2010
Kenneth John Perreira, 35, of Makawao, Maui, a laborer for a tile and granite company, died in Haiku, Maui. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by companion Kim Baldwin, parents Gary and Annette, brothers Gary Jr. and Clifton, and grandparents Priscilla Perreira and George and Rita Leval. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Miguel M. Pascual

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June 7, 2010
Miguel M. Pascual, 90, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired McBryde Sugar Co. seed-cutter operator, died at home. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Perfecta, sons Erwin and Fred, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Donald Patrick Murphy Jr.

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May 27, 2010
Donald Patrick Murphy Jr., 69, of Hamakua and Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired cowboy, former Golden Gloves boxer and landscape gardener, died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by adopted sons Bryan and Shannon Jordan, adopted daughter Sandra Baijo, brother Carroll Hall and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ho’okena Beach house. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes and potluck luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. For more information, call Megan at 775-1111.

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Tokie Emoto Miyake

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May 23, 2010
Tokie Emoto Miyake, 86, of Lihue, a retired Tiptop Cafe & Bakery helper, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Annette Oda, brother Masa Emoto, sister Yukiko Vanlandingham, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Doris Jean Milotta

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June 10, 2010
Doris Jean Milotta, 89, of Kaneohe, an artist, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Erie, Pa. She is survived by husband David E., son David S., daughter Gaye Ann Tate and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Kaneohe. Luncheon to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Walter Joseph Meyer

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June 8, 2010
Walter Joseph Meyer, 93, of Burlingame, Calif., a retired United Airlines pilot, died in Kihei, Maui. He was born in Elma, Wash. He is survived by son Michael, daughter Michelle Kleid, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Hazel Hatsuyo Matsushige

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May 12, 2010
Hazel Hatsuyo Matsushige, 87, of Honolulu, a retired co-owner and operator of Moiliili Service Station, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Anthony and Nolan, daughter Beverly-Joan Garcia, brother Richard Nakamura, sisters Jane Nakamura and Joan Kim, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Florence Marks

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April 25, 2010
Florence “Komai” Marks, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Vincent Cantere, daughters Cynthia Ching and Barbara Figueroa, brothers Manabu and William Sorakubo, sister Carol Freitas and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Toyoko Maeda

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May 25, 2010
Toyoko Maeda, 80, of Honolulu, a Coco Joe’s souvenir crafter, died. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband George, daughter Irene Kukino, sisters Jane Saito and Yaeko Kanda, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Nealton K.N. Lau

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May 30, 2010
Nealton K.N. Lau, 46, of Honolulu, a former Napa Auto Parts employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Hilton and Clayton, and sister Terrilynn. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Chuck Lassiter

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May 29, 2010
Chuck Lassiter, 75, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired United Airlines employee in Hilo and Kona, and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center, Moanalua. He was born in Roseburg, Ore. He is survived by wife Pudding, son Billy, daughters Christy Lassiter and Keala Zoll, brother Clint O’Conner, sister Jo-Ann O’Conner and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. July 3 at the family residence on Puu Moi Road in Papaikou, Hawaii. Luncheon to follow. For more information, call 964-5454. Donations suggested to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, P.O. Box 1415, Papaikou, HI 96781.

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Judy Michiko Kuba

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June 2, 2010
Judy Michiko Kuba, 65, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Reid M., daughter Janelle Suyemura, brothers Alan and Roy Ishida, sisters Carol Nakamura and Sue Ohata, and three grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kiyoharu Kawasaki

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May 20, 2010
Kiyoharu Kawasaki, 88, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. lineman and storekeeper, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ayako, son Miles T., daughter Pauline M., sisters Hideko Nonaka and Chiyoko Miyamura, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Helen Heu Ing

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May 8, 2010
Helen Heu Ing, 99, of Honolulu, a retired teacher and businesswoman, died in Kahala Nui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lowell; daughter Beverly Lee; brother Morris Heu; sisters Bertha Ho, Frances Onaga, Ruby Choy, Cornelia Tahara, Marilyn Law and Sylvia Carruthers; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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John Toshitada Honda

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June 8, 2010
John Toshitada Honda, 85, of Wailuku, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Midori O., son Marshall T., daughter Marilyn M., brothers Shoichi S. and MYK Mitsuru, and sister Mikie Fujimura. Services: noon Wednesday at Wailuku Door of Faith. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial at a later date. No flowers.

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Halldor Leo Hintze

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May 30, 2010
Halldor Leo “Hal” Hintze, 84, of Mililani, a retired Department of Defense employee who worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Rosa, Calif. He is survived by wife Florecita R. “Florie” and daughter Corinne M. Private services.

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