Archive for June 17th, 2010

George Aguilar

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68, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired Maui County truck driver, died June 8, 2010 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Pukalani. He is survived by wife Irene, son George Jr., daughters Bobbie Pagay and Lisa Shimabukuro, parents Sebastiana and Ana, sister Maxima Manegdeg and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Sandra Haili Ah Nee Antone

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72, of Kaneohe, co-operator of Haili’s Hawaiian Food, died May 22, 2010 in San Diego. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wendell and Brandon Ah Nee; daughters Donna Tanouye, Wanda Ah Nee, Pamela Sua and Wendy Kahumoku; sisters Donna Pang, Roberta Ah Nee, Rachel Haili and Lorraine Alo; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Jose “Sonny” Barcelona

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86, of Pearl City, a Hickam Air Force Base driving instructor and accident investigator, died June 12, 2010 in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Helen, daughters Marcella Tamashiro and Melissa Fraser, and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Patricia Ann Bartel Bavengren

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67, of Lihue, a security guard for Garden Island Security and a Kapaa First Hawaiian Church deacon, died June 10, 2010 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Virginia. She is survived by daughter Maureen Dick. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church.

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Jerry Lee Harbin

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69, of Mililani, a Marine Corps veteran, died June 7, 2010 in Honolulu. He was born in Marion, Ohio. He is survived by wife Toyoko, sons Dennis and Donald, daughter Kumiko Sakihama, sister Twila Berry and six grandchildren. Private services.

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ERNEST “ERNIE” HARRIS

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ERNEST “ERNIE” HARRIS

Born July 29, 1939, died peacefully at his home in Honolulu on June 11th at age 70, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. As a Naval scholarship recipient, he attended Oregon State University where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps. Captain Harris saw battle in Vietnam at Khe Sanh and Hue City and was most proud of the fact that he was able to bring all of his men home safely. Among many military honors and decorations, he was awarded a Bronze Star with Combat V and a Purple Heart for his service.

His Hawaii career began in 1969 with Dillingham Construction. From there he soon moved into the Senior Vice President position with Pacific Construction and then on to Division Manager and Senior Vice President of John D. Lusk and Son where he oversaw the developments of Wailuna, The Heights at Wailuna and Kumulani in the Pearl City/Aiea neighborhoods. His greatest satisfaction was starting The HARRIS Company with his wife, Paula in 1986.

Ernie felt honored to serve as Master of Ceremonies for 20 years in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Service. He also took great pleasure in being able to provide 12 full, four-year college scholarships to local public school students from Oahu. He was twice chosen to sit on the board of directors for the Oahu Country Club, and was considered a mentor by many younger colleagues in his industry.

Ernie was a quiet giant with elegant charm. He will be remembered as a brilliant, caring, modest man, whose integrity and generosity inspired those around him. His loyalty to family, friends, fraternity and the Marines, remained constant throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Paula Harris; son John Harris of Honolulu; daughter Mary Beth Harris Maassen of Arizona; and Bret Withrow of North Carolina.

The family wishes to offer heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jonathon Cho, Dr. Mark Lum, and Dr. Roy Chen for their wonderful care and dedication throughout his journey.

Visitation will be held at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, on Friday, June 18th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Services will be held at the Newman Center on the University of Hawaii campus on Saturday, June 19th at 11:00am. Captain Harris will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to the Newman Center, University of Hawaii, 1941 East West Center Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

Juan Cuenta Hermosura

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89, of Pearl City, a Grove Farm boilermaker, died June 13, 2010 in Aiea. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicidad, sons Isidro and Gabriel, daughter Edidha Greer, sisters Baldomera Hailar and Florencia Hermosura, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Koloa, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

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Rachel Gonsalves Hussey

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88, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker, died June 11, 2010 in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Benjamin A. III and Robert K., sister Lydia Joy, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. June 26 at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church on Molokai. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Molokai Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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LuWanna Johnson

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78, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, and Lakeside, Ariz., a retired elementary school teacher, died June 10, 2010. She was born in Glenn’s Ferry, Idaho. She is survived by husband Fred, sons Stephen and Eric, daughter Cheryl Carden, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jean Yoshiko Kingman

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85, of Kailua died June 14, 2010 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Gail N. Exzabe and Lorelei C. Kanda, companion Chico Kanda, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mutt Matsuichi Kusatsu

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86, of Honolulu, a retired Occidental Life Insurance sales agent, an Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died May 19, 2010. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Clyde S., sister Grace Tsuru and two grandchildren. Private services.

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VALENTINE K. LARSON

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VALENTINE
K. LARSON

Valentine K. Larson went home to be with her Lord on June 4th, 2010. Born on October 26th, 1912, she is survived by her brother Butch Krikorian, son Lowell Larson, daughter Lani Jackson, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was much loved and will be truly missed. Memorial Service: July 10th, at 1:30 at Kapahulu Bible Church.

Gertrude Lillian Mahi

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91, of Kahului, a retired preschool teacher, died June 9, 2010 in Leahi Hospital. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by sons Kauwila, Lono and Kalani; daughter Nani Rezentes; sisters Winona Kakaio and Winifred Naehu; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Kahului Baptist Church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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GILBERT “JR. BOY” MATA

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In Memory of

GILBERT
“JR. BOY” MATA
5/16/64 – 6/16/07

It’s been three years since our Lord has taken you home with him. It seems like just yesterday, that we enjoyed your laughter and smile. You will always be in our hearts and mind forever. For we will keep you love forever, cause we miss you very much. That love lives on.

Love You, Renee, Brandon, Jenna, Bryson, Mom, Papa, Kalbert, Marv, Aloha, Laura, Lurlene and many nieces & nephews, cousins & friends.

Shirleen Aiko Matsuda

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56, of Honolulu, a retired cashier, died June 11, 2010 in Kahuku. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Harry and sisters Jean Yagi, Jeanette Sakauye and Eleanor Yogi. Private services. Donations suggested to a cancer organization or charity.

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Fumiko Muraoka

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95, of Honolulu, a retired furniture sales associate, died June 2, 2010 in Honolulu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughter May Tsukamoto, sisters Evelyn Furushima and Leatrice Kimura, and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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POLICARPIO ESPIRITU NARTE

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

POLICARPIO ESPIRITU NARTE

Age 98, of Honolulu, passed away June 9, 2010 in Hale Ho Aloha. Born January 26, 1912 in Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Anastacia G. Narte; son, Wade Narte; daughter, Annette (Carl) Karstetter of Georgia; sister, Engracia Espiritu of Philippines; four grandchildren.

Private services were held.

Policarpio Espiritu Narte

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98, of Honolulu died June 9, 2010 in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Anastacia G., son Wade, daughter Annette Karstetter, sister Engracia Espiritu and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Sharon Elizabeth Ogawa

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65, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Long Term Care Association executive vice president, died June 10, 2010 in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Madison, Wis. She is survived by husband Robert T., son James C. Lima, daughters Kimberley A. McDonald and Kelley M. Armendariz, brothers John and Joseph Little, sister Lynne Little, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Fay Matsuko Okita

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90, of San Mateo, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired public accountant, died March 17, 2010. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Howard A. and Denis K., daughter Sheila Murakami, brother Harry Yamamoto and sister Tomie Shinozawa. Private services.

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Sayako Oumaye

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82, of Honolulu, a retired Maluhia Hospital dietitian, died June 3, 2010. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Wendell, daughter Lori Oumaye-Chun, sisters Itsuko Ochiai and Taeko Nakamoto, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Ronald Ellsworth Smith

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80, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Air Force major, died June 13, 2010 at home. He was born in Oklahoma City. He is survived by wife Nola M., daughters Karen and Rachele Greene, brother Philip, sister Naomi and two great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hospice of Hilo Chapel. Call after 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

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Pierce Asher Thompson Sr.

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86, of Ewa Beach, a diesel mechanic and an Army and Air Force veteran, died June 8, 2010 in Ewa Beach. He was born in White Salmon, Wash. He is survived by wife Ida; sons Phillip, Pierce, Delbert, Michael and Tony; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services in Washington.

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Hue Thi Tang

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82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died June 3, 2010 in Honolulu. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Binh Thai and Khanh Thai; daughter Xinh Thai; sisters Huong Tang, Nam Tang, Len Tang and Anh Tang; and two grandchildren. Buddhist services: 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tevita Mounga, also known as Semisi Tauga

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80, of Kailua, a retired Mid-Pacific Country Club ground maintenance worker, died June 1, 2010. He was born in Fakakakai, Haapai, Tonga. He is survived by sons Peni, Paula and Sione Mounga, and Sele, Sione, Havili and Sesimoni Manukafoa; daughters Paea Fisilau, Atelaite Nikua, Olivia Finau and Sini Manukafoa; 63 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Waipahu Depot. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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RALPH “BLUE” TEXIDOR

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
( 20 S. Kukui St.)

RALPH “BLUE” TEXIDOR

Age 85, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 4, 2010 in Waipahu. Born December 6, 1924 in Kohala, Hawaii. Ralph retired as a painter from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He was a member of the senior citizens baseball league and lived in Haleola/Pearl City for 30 years.

He is survived by son, Eric (Toyoko) Texidor of Japan; daughters, Margaret Ayers, Virginia Salcedo; brother, Tolo Texidor; sister, Frances Rivera; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 25) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary;
Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

Edward Michael Lee Valko

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62, of Kapaa, Kauai, an EML Valko self-employed certified public accountant, died May 24, 2010 at home. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Angelei, son Winter, daughters Asylan Valko and Becky Light, stepdaughters Tiffany Naihe and Sharece Hauge, stepsons Nicholas and James Hauge, and four grandchildren. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Nawiliwili small boat harbor. Reception to follow at 4 p.m. at Nawiliwili Park (tented area). Loose flowers welcome.

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Carol “Tiger” Waters

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49, of Kahuku, Hilo and Keaau, Hawaii, a public relations employee, died June 10, 2010 in Honolulu. She was born on Ernest Harmon Air Force Base in Canada. She is survived by sons Zackery and Christopher Waters, Rodrigo “Kermit” Borreta and Stewart McInnis; daughter Olivia; parents Jack and Conchita Waters; brothers Jack Jr., James, Richard, Michael and Anthony Waters; sisters Sharon Kelly, Connie Lee Caulford and Linda Waters; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kaneohe Seventh-day Adventist Church on Mahinui Street. Casual attire.

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Tomiko Yamasaki

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95, of Pearl City, formerly of Ewa, died May 8, 2010 in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Betty Uechi and Ellen C. Nagamine, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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