Archive for June 24th, 2010

Tam Huu Bui

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June 3, 2010
Tam Huu Bui, 52, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Can Tho, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Virginia G.; daughter Malia Ho; mother Kim Nguyen MacPherson Jr.; brothers David Thanh, Tony Tri, Johnny Dung, Khanh Viet and Kevin Long; sisters Helena Thu-Hang, Cindy Yen and Julie Thuy; and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Co-Cathedral, 712 N. School St. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Donald B.C. Chan

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June 10, 2010
Donald B.C. “Dominic” Chan, 80, of Honolulu, a retired owner of the Fun Music piano and organ store, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Madolon L.; sons Bennett and Tyler; daughters Bonnie Chan and Merri Gratz-Arce; stepdaughters Sue Kaiser, Pennie McCarten and Lonnie Bishop; sister Dorothea Li; half brothers Peter “Quinn” Chan, and Bow Sum and William Cheng; half sister Pauline; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and 14 step-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Glenn Mark Cooke

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June 15, 2010
Glenn Mark “Cookie” Cooke, 45, of Honolulu, an electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Gainesville, Fla. He is survived by wife Laurie, sons Dylan and Brenton, parents Richard and Sandra, and sisters Angela Estrada and Jari Lounsberry. Services pending.

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Kenneth Simplicio Dela Cruz

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June 6, 2010
Kenneth Simplicio Dela Cruz, 65, of Waianae, a supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Meloney M.; sons Kenneth Dela Cruz and John Peahi; daughters Kenlynn Cameros, Effie Kawaauhau and Pam Kido; brothers Harold Kalama, and Melicio and Raphael Dela Cruz; sisters Rose Campos, Henrietta Hoopii, Catherine Sairot, Daisy Himalaya, Mercy Caballes, Jeanette Yamanuha and Linda Ebrada; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Call after 3 p.m.

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Gordon N. Fernandez

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June 17, 2010
Gordon N. Fernandez, 79, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a transportation industry salesman and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Melelani Malo and Puanani, Gordon A., Kuahiwi, Kaulana and Sean Fernandez; sisters Lani Maile and Zania Custino; brothers Winton and Eugene Leong; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

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Marlin Earle Goss

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June 18, 2010
Marlin Earle Goss, 75, of Makakilo, a retired Navy lieutenant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Coldwater, Miss. He is survived by wife Pat, son Eugene E., daughter Galinda Kay Goss-Kuehn and three grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Church, Ewa Beach. Call after 9 a.m. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

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Kazue Harada

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June 4, 2010
Kazue Harada, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Waialae Elementary School teacher, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Yoshito, daughters Nadine I. Webb and Nalyne Y. Ah Sam, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Fumiko N. Hata

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June 1, 2010
Fumiko N. Hata, 87, of Hilo, a retired state document clerk for Circuit Court on the Big Island, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Howard Y.; daughter Sandra S. Higuchi; brother Richard I. Nakamura; sisters Sadako Toyama, Itsue Yamasaki and Alice Char; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Marilyn Holland Henslee

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June 16, 2010
Marilyn Holland Henslee, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a teacher and an artist, died. She was born in Carroll, Iowa. She is survived by her mother, a brother and six sisters. Private services.

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Richard Hisashi Ihara

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May 9, 2010
Richard Hisashi Ihara, 77, of Lihue, a Westin Kauai maintenance worker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Patsy, daughters Debbie Valenciano and Shari Ihara, brothers Allen and Wayne, sisters Kimie Sommerfeld and Patricia Ticala, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Missionary Church. Services to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joseph Kepa Kaaumoana Jr.

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June 16, 2010
Joseph Kepa Kaaumoana Jr., also known as “Joe” and “Gaylord,” 58, of Honolulu, a maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepson Mason, half brothers John and Alfred Pauole, and sisters Dorothy Epps and Flora Griffiths. Private services.

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Gustav Tiedemann Jr.

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June 16, 2010

Gustav “Sonny Boy” Tiedemann Jr., 49, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Conchita “Connie”; sisters Debra Knight, D. Lynn Gonsalves, Dawn Nakoa, Drinda Kaya and Diana L. Okamura; and caregiver Olivia Quiambao. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Toshio Kagehiro

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June 13, 2010
Toshio Kagehiro, also known as “Froggie” and “Kage,” 83, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Jean; sons Danny, Gary and Wayne; brothers Kenchi and Hisashi; sister Alice A. Oshita; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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BETTY MASAKO KAMINAGA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

BETTY MASAKO
KAMINAGA

Age 94, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 20, 2010 in Pearl City. Born May 5, 1916 in Fukushima, Japan. She is a retired sales representative for cookware distributors.

She is survived by sons, Michael (Barbara) Kaminaga, Robert (Charlotte) Kaminaga of Las Vegas, NV, Neal (Yuko) Kaminaga; daughter, Gail Kaminaga; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held. No monetary offerings, please.

Betty Masako Kaminaga

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May 20, 2010
Betty Masako Kaminaga, 94, of Pearl City, a retired sales representative for cookware distributors, died in Pearl City. She was born in Fukushima, Japan. She is survived by sons Michael, Robert and Neal; daughter Gail; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Takayo Kanno

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June 16, 2010
Takayo Kanno, 86, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by daughter Carol Yamashina, brother Larry Yaji, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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David Yoshio Katayama

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May 19, 2010
David Yoshio Katayama, 36, of Pearl City, a state financial retirement counselor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Thomas and sister Jamie-Lynn Ruiz. Private services.

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Yoshiko Kaya

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June 16, 2010
Yoshiko Kaya, 97, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond M., daughter Janet H., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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KENNETH KAZUMI “KAZU” KINA

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KENNETH KAZUMI “KAZU” KINA

Age 72, of Honolulu, passed away on June 8, 2010, at home. A retired auto mechanic and a dispatcher supervisor for Charley’s Taxi. He is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Kraig (Heather); granddaughters, Kalei, Kanoe, and Rell; brother, Walter; sisters, Patricia Takeuchi, Caroline Koga and Gloria Toma. Private service held.

Harry Takeshi Kodani

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June 6, 2010
Harry Takeshi Kodani, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Associated Masons Ltd. superintendent, died at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Edward and Arthur. Private services.

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Yung Hoi Lum

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June 2, 2010
Yung Hoi Lum, 89, of Aiea, co-founder and co-operator of Aiea Chop Suey, died in Honolulu. He was born in Shanghai. He is survived by five children, a brother, a sister and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Florence Fujiko Miyagawa

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May 25, 2010
Florence Fujiko Miyagawa, 89, of Chatsworth, Calif., died in Chatsworth. She is survived by sons Raymond T. and Alvin H., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Francis Y. Muramoto

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June 17, 2010
Francis Y. Muramoto, 63, of Aiea, a retired state Department of Agriculture plumber and National Guard veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Melvin and Lawrence, and sister Faith Chinen. Private inurnment.

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Saburo Nakagawa

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June 8, 2010
Saburo Nakagawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Motors parts sales representative and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughters Faye R. Suzuki and Sheryl T. Matsudo, brother Akio, sister Setsuyo Kokubun and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Norbert Benedict Rapoza

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June 5, 2010
Norbert Benedict Rapoza, 76, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County police lieutenant, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Jeffrey, Terry and Scott; daughters Tammy Rapoza, Jody Eleneki and Trish Singh; brother Alvin; sister Mildred M. Subica; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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YOSHIHARU SAKAMOTO

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YOSHIHARU SAKAMOTO

Yoshiharu Sakamoto, 78. Retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahala Kau on the Big Island. He is survived by wife Doris, son Donald (Dulcie), daughter Christine Strandberg (John), sister Fusae Uyemura (Roy), and brother Sueo Sakamoto. Also survived by grandchildren Lauren, Ashley, and Kaitlyn. Services at 11:00 am on Sunday June 27 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Call after 10:00am. Casual Attire.

Ruth M. Santos

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June 2, 2010
Ruth M. “Ufie” Santos, 84, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education custodian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Elaine and Amelia, brothers Bernie and John Lam Ho, and sisters Emelia “Honey” Kailio, Inga Halas and Lillian “Lei” Lagapa. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Heeia Kea Boat Harbor. Scattering of ashes to follow. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Monday.

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Hatsuyo Inomoto Sasaki

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June 11, 2010
Hatsuyo Inomoto Sasaki, 97, of Mililani, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Raymond and Stanley; daughter Misao Oyadomari, Dorothy Hiraoka and Katherine Hamamura; sister Pansy Miyao; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Darryl Hidemitsu Sato

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June 10, 2010
Darryl Hidemitsu Sato, 44, of Kapolei, a Pacific Preferred Contractors painter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rebecca Lynn, sons Shane and Chaston, daughters Randi Tanakaya and Heather Sato, parents Roy H. and Shirley R., sister Cheryl Takashima and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Paul Kalaunuiohuaokalani Smith

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June 21, 2010

Paul Kalaunuiohuaokalani “Smitty” Smith, 40, of Kaneohe, a Panasonic warehouse supervisor, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shawn, son Makana, daughters Ashley and Brandi-Lei, parents Danny and Rosie, and sister Regina Meleisea. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Call after 5 p.m; eulogy begins 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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