Archive for June 26th, 2010

WILLIAM “BILL” T. BUTLER

Posted On June 26th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

WILLIAM “BILL”
T. BUTLER

Age 81, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away June 14, 2010 in Honolulu. Born July 1, 1928 in Oklahoma City, OK. He was an active member and usher of Waipio Grace Brethren.

He is survived by wife, Agnes Butler; son, Steven (Elizabeth) Butler; daughters, Debra (Bobby) Winkfield of Saipan, Dee Anne (Steven) Conrad of Lancaster, OH; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (July 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Friday (July 2) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

William T. Butler

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June 14, 2010
William T. “Bill” Butler, 81, of Mililani died in Honolulu. He was born in Oklahoma City. He is survived by wife Agnes, son Steven, daughters Debra Winkfield and Dee Anne Conrad, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edison Dela Cruz Cuaresma

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June 1, 2010
Edison Dela Cruz Cuaresma, 61, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Cadaratan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by brothers Alfredo E. Cuaresma and Rodrigo Refareal and sisters Leonora Guerrero, Estelita Gaba and Teresita R. Caldito. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Roy DeCambra

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June 19, 2010
Roy “Biggie” DeCambra, 72, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret “Nicky,” son Roy “Boy,” daughter Debra, sisters Rita Texeira and Clara DeCambra, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Gary Anthony Dias

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June 22, 2010
Gary Anthony Dias, 63, of Ewa Beach, a retired radio broadcast journalist, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Carolyn and sister Claudia Whitman. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. No flowers. Donations to any local food bank.

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Amy Emiko Fukumae

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May 26, 2010
Amy Emiko Fukumae, 75, of Kaneohe died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wallace Jr., daughter Sharon Hagihara, sisters Peggy Kayahara and Sally Ito, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Annette Heather-Leao

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May 28, 2010
Annette Heather-Leao, 49, of Waianae died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Neli S. Leao; sons Pinate, Louis L., Nelson S. Jr., Teavaiki, Esekielu S. and Frank-Moses Leao; hanai son Daniel Puailoa; daughters Lani and Penina B.K. Leao; father Frank F. Heather; mother Mona M. Heather; brother Kirk Heather; sisters Pearl Spencer and Janet Siuta; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Irene Marie Horimoto

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June 18, 2010
Irene Marie Horimoto, 83, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kapaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Patrick and Daniel, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. next Saturday at St. Ann’s Church in Kaneohe. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Matsuko Kaitoku

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May 25, 2010
Matsuko Kaitoku, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired Shigenoya Restaurant waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Chester A., daughter Elaine Fukuda, sister Grace Nii, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Kenneth Kazumi Kina

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June 8, 2010
Kenneth Kazumi “Kazu” Kina, 72, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic and dispatch supervisor for Charley’s Taxi, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan R.; son Kraig; brother Walter; sisters Patricia Takeuchi, Caroline Koga and Gloria Toma; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Mitsuye Kitayama

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June 22, 2010
Mitsuye Kitayama, 90, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Wallace and Oren, daughter Phyllis Withers, brothers Wallace and Ronald Nishimoto, sister Ethel Ng and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Walter Tsugio Kobayashi

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May 13, 2010
Walter Tsugio “Cabbage” Kobayashi, 74, of Honolulu, a retired A.H. Hansen Sales purchasing agent and Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Maeta M.; sons Paul, Glenn B. and Christopher M.; brothers Hiram S. and Norman T.; sister Gail C. Kamahiai; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rainbow Kuahulu

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June 2, 2010
Rainbow Kuahulu, 46, of West Jordan, Utah, a homemaker, died in Utah. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Pilialoha, Leroy and Victor; and sisters Lily Sasaki and Jan Le Rae Chaco. Graveside services: 10 a.m. today at Mililani Memorial Park.

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DONALD CHEW LEONG LEE

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DONALD CHEW LEONG LEE

72, of Honolulu, HI passed on June 5, 2010. His career as a civil engineer spanned almost fifty years between the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division; Park Engineer-ing; and Parsons Brinkerhoff Quade. He is survived by wife Gwendolyn; daughter Robin Ann (Tommy) Zovich; grandchildren Tommy Jr. and Malia; mother Florence; brothers Reginald (Kathleen) and Gerald (Gwen “Michi”); sister Lillian; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.

Graveside service Monday, June 28, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha/casual attire. No flowers.

Shu Fang Lu

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June 17, 2010
Shu Fang Lu, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Ming Ming and Ming Fu, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Walter George Luckau

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June 22, 2010
Walter George Luckau, 82, of Kula, Hawaii, a retired J S & W developer/contractor, died in Kula Hospital on Maui. He was born in Danzig, Poland. He is survived by son Erik, daughters Natalie Walters and Karin Bergemann, brother John “Hans” and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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David Yuk Cheong Lum

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May 31, 2010
David Yuk Cheong Lum, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Young Bros. and former S.S. Hawaii baggage department supervisor and Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Gilbert and sisters Thelma Wong, Clarice Lagrimas and Arlene Goodwin. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Signe Luscomb

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June 8, 2010
Signe Luscomb, 84, of Hilo, a retired Kapiolani Medical Center registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Eureka, Calif. She is survived by sons Chip and Peter, daughter Peggy, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

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Jose Lucero Manzano

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June 13, 2010
Jose Lucero Manzano, 72, of Ewa Beach, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Santo Tomas, Philippines. He is survived by sons Jay T. and Anthony T., daughter Ruena M. King, brother Manoling, sister Lolita Reyes and seven grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Daniel Pacheco Melendez

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June 3, 2010
Daniel Pacheco Melendez, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Army supply sergeant and Army & Air Force Exchange Service employee, died in Community Living Center. He was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. He is survived by daughters Jeanette M. Melendez and Phyllis S. Cruz, sister Joan M. Pacheco and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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BENJAMIN “BEN” OASAY

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

BENJAMIN
“BEN” OASAY

Age 72, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 30, 2010 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 7, 1938 in Ewa, HI. He retired as a shipfitter from Hunter’s Point in California.

He is survived by sons, David (Lisa) Oasay of Utah, Francisco (Jennifer) Oasay of CA; daughters, Darla (John) Ippolito of CA, Pamela (Tony) Sandillo of CA; 8 grandchildren; companion, Patsy Ramilo; brothers, Franklin (Sue) Oasay, Rolando “Dong” (Pauline) Oasay, Manuel (Carole) Oasay, Larry (Virginia) Oasay of TX, Danny (Suzanne) Oasay; sisters, Mary Ann (Yagi) Hashimoto, Angeline (David) Leynes of Maui; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Robert Shoichi Oka

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June 9, 2010
Robert Shoichi Oka, 71, of Pearl City, a retired University of Hawaii business administrator, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Milton Y., a daughter, brother Edward and sister Helen Siu. Private services.

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Helen Misao Otake

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May 31, 2010
Helen Misao Otake, 93, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Virginia Kadota; brother Lew Nishiyama; sisters Grace Ishimi, Alice Suzuki, Irene Asari, Lila Okata, Betsy Uemura, Vilma Harada and June Kawaharada; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary printed Tuesday.

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EPIFANIA “PIPAY” C. RINGOR

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

EPIFANIA “PIPAY” C. RINGOR

Age 84, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 1, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born July 12, 1925 in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She retired as a Department of Education custodian after 25+ years of service. Active with People’s Open Market in Kalihi.

She is survived by son, Basilio (Ofelia) Ringor, Jr.; daughter, Elizabeth (Garrett) Low; 5 grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 30) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; (1403 A California Avenue, Wahiawa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Darryl Hidemitsu Sato

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June 10, 2010
Darryl Hidemitsu Sato, 44, of Kapolei, a Pacific Preferred Contractors employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rebecca L., 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. Incorrect information given in an obituary Thursday.

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Elaine J. Spurrier

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June 1, 2010
Elaine J. Spurrier, 91, of Virginia, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Naval Supply Center employee, died in Chesapeake, Va. She was born in Talmage, Neb. She is survived by sons Randall and Jeffrey, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Dr. John Cummins Mebane Sr.

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June 16, 2010
Dr. John Cummins “Jick” Mebane Sr., 87, of Hilo, a retired psychiatrist, physician and Air Force lieutenant colonel, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Colon, Panama. He is survived by wife Mildred H. “Midge,” sons John “Jick” Jr. and Dr. Andrew H., daughter Julie M. Stipanov and three grandchildren. Private services and scattering of ashes held.

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Alfred Ludwig Stohr

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May 13, 2010
Alfred Ludwig “Al” Stohr, 81, of Kailua, a retired Coast Guard veteran and fisherman, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Schiller Park, Ill. He is survived by stepsons Guy, Ivan, Cyrus and Machiguchi; stepdaughter Sandy Kameekua; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services held.

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Dorothy Tolentino Surell

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June 20, 2010
Dorothy Tolentino Surell, 95, of Waipahu, a retired Queen’s Medical Center, Kaiser Medical Center and Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel housekeeper, died in Pearl City. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rudy, Rodney and Rick; hanai son Tony Jr.; daughters Helen Agua, Nancy De Corte and Gloria Jean Surell-Maikai; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Richard Yoshitsugu Takabayashi

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June 11, 2010
Richard Yoshitsugu Takabayashi, 87, of Wailuku, a retired Kahului Railroad Co. vulcanizer, died at home. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Erillee, son Earl, daughter Lynn Wong and two grandchildren. Private services.

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