Archive for June 27th, 2010

Buena Sabangan Baclig

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June 12, 2010
Buena Sabangan Baclig, 95, of Kapolei died in Atwater, Calif. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Epifanio; daughter Venancia Asuncion; brothers Jose and Eugene Sabangan; sister Maria Sabangan; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Julio Tesoro Bicera

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May 18, 2010
Julio Tesoro Bicera, 49, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Abra, Philippines. He is survived by sons Jonas and Julius; and sister Elma Sicat. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Marlene Kehaulani Burgess

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June 23, 2010
Marlene Kehaulani Burgess, 48, of Kahului, an Office of Economic Development program executive director, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by companion Thomas Hussey; brothers Milton, James and Kimo; and sister Faith. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Services on Kauai to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society, 95 Mahalani St. No. 27, Wailuku, HI 96793-2598.

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Carmen Ying Cabanting

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June 21, 2010
Carmen Ying Cabanting, 38, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a nurse’s aid, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Lloyd Hayashida; sons Tomas and Tymothy; daughters Taneil and Tiare Cabanting and Nicole Hayashida; mother Muriel; brothers Stanley and Levi; sisters Cora Cabanting and Muriel Hardesty; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Doda Kukahili Chong

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June 7, 2010
Doda Kukahili Chong, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired Liberty House employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son William Jr., brother Sylvester Pauelua, sister Blossom Smith, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Henry Frank Ciano

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June 20, 2010
Henry Frank Ciano, 85, of Honolulu, a Holiday Theaters owner and retired Radio Shack employee, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Toronto, Canada. He is survived by companion Mildred Ferreira; son Gordon D.; daughter Sheila A.; sister Helen; half brothers Frank and Gino; half sister Theresa; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: noon July 9 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. July 9 at Valley of the Temples.

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Angeline Duncan

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June 23, 2010
Angeline Duncan, 85, of New Caney, Texas, died in Humble, Texas. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Benny Quizon, Larry and Anthony DeGuerra, and David and Nathan K. Andrews; and daughters Linda Flynn and Mahialani Pruitt. Services to be held on the mainland.

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Palmyra Freitas

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June 21, 2010
Palmyra Freitas, also known as Bellmeda Zimbra, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by son Brian; daughter Priscilla Freitas-Brady; brothers Cecil and Morris Zimbra; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire.

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Juan Ramos Guerrero

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June 15, 2010
Juan Ramos “Johnny” Guerrero, 80, of Hilo, a retired Martin Zachary Construction reinforced-steel worker and self-employed farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Miriam; son Dr. James; daughters Jennifer Kawasaki and Jerrilyn Guerrero; brothers Tomas, Camilo and Angel; and sister Luisa Paguirigan. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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Rachel Puaahihi Igarta

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June 9, 2010
Rachel Puaahihi Igarta, 77, of Pearl City died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Joseph DeVera; son Joseph “Lopaka” Igarta-DeVera; daughters Kulamanu Maunupau, Kaui Keola, and Lahela and Jo-Lynn Igarta; sister Amy K. Keawe; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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John Kalua Kupa III

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May 24, 2010
John Kalua Kupa III, 38, of Waianae, an American Piping Installation employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jonathan, daughter Jacqueline Agbayani, parents John K. and Geraldine K., brother Mathew and sister Gayle Meyer. Private services.

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Harry Kenji Ishida

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June 23, 2010
Harry Kenji Ishida, 85, of Honolulu, a retired dentist and Navy veteran, died in Kahala Nui Senior Living. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Blake Horio, sister Edna Sakimoto and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Friday.

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RILEY T. HARRISON, JR.

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RILEY T.
HARRISON, JR.

Riley (Jack) passed away peacefully on May 26 surrounded by family. Riley was a beloved husband to Marilyn, father of Laurie, Clifford and Christopher, and grandfather of seven.

After serving in the Air Force, Riley joined the FAA and retired as an Area Supervisor for the Honolulu ARTCC.

Interment services will be held on July 1 at 3:00 p.m. at Punchbowl National Cemetery.

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9.

Josephine Diaz Kundis

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June 24, 2010
Josephine Diaz Kundis, 81, of Mililani, a homemaker, died. She was born in Alt, Colo. She is survived by husband Walter; son Warren; daughters Laural A. Kundis-Naven and Geraldine Kundis; brother Charles Diaz; sisters Carmen Nunez and Rene Martinez; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Cemetery.

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Clara Leong Lee

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June 21, 2010
Clara Leong Lee, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Small Business Administration Services Corps of Retired Executives administrator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gregory; daughters Lisa Lee-Chung and Catha Lee-Combs; brother Gilbert Leong; sisters Dorothy Wong and Evelyn Leong; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Helen Chung Sook Lee

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June 22, 2010
Helen Chung Sook Lee, 92, of Kaneohe, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel maid, died. She was born in Pyung Yang, Korea. She is survived by sons Bryan and Sung Joo; daughters Christine and Susan Kim; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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DENNIS DUFFY LOREY

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DENNIS DUFFY LOREY

September 10, 1942 – June 5, 2010

Duffy Lorey, 67, passed away Saturday June 5th after a short battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his wife Jody, sons Dan and Jeff, daughter Brandy, four grandsons, sister Sharon and brother-in-law Bruno Bianco, two nephews and one niece. Always great fun to be with, Duffy was truly one of a kind and a gift to all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at Punchbowl July 13th at 11:30am with a Celebration of Life to follow.

Fila Tamapua Maluina

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June 14, 2010
Fila Tamapua Maluina, 64, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Village Lauli’i, Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Lilieni T.; sons Steve, Tony and Mcqueen; daughter Lily; hanai daughters Lily and Se’eta’i Tinai; brothers Homer M., Ionatana, Maluina, Lomitusi and Victor Tamapua, and Homer Pelesasa and Falefatu T. Maluina; sisters Serah Tuaoa, Venise Faaita, Waikiki Salu, Foua’i Tamapua and Su’e; and nine grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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STEPHEN LESLIE WEE, MD

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

STEPHEN LESLIE WEE, MD

Age 56, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away June 11, 2010 in Ewa. Born November 16, 1953 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Wee an Internest practicing in Waipio Gentry, worked, loved, & lived in this community for 26 years with his wife Theresa Y. Wee, M.D.; a Pediatrician; and their four children.

He is survived by wife, Dr. Theresa Young Wee; sons, David (Cheree) Wee, Chris Wee, Brad Wee; daughter, Stephanie Malia Wee; mother, Gladys Wee Evenson; brothers; Michael (Audrey) Wee, Dr. Gordon Wee; numerous uncles, aunts, & cousins.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (July 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. No flowers, please.

Kazuo Motobu

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June 16, 2010
Kazuo Motobu, 86, of Honolulu, a retired social worker and Army veteran with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Fujiko; sons Alton and Weston; daughters Robyn Hashimoto and Alison Kajiwara; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Benjamin Oasay

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May 30, 2010
Benjamin Oasay, 72, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hunter’s Point shipfitter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by companion Patsy Ramilo; sons David and Francisco; daughters Darla Ippolito and Pamela Sandillo; brothers Franklin, Rolando “Dong,” Manuel, Larry and Danny; sisters Mary Ann Hashimoto and Angeline Leynes; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Elva Kakina Perriera

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June 6, 2010
Elva Kakina Perriera, 82, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Frank V.; sons Jerome and Frank Jr.; daughters Sandra and Elva Perriera and Shirley Pantaleon; sister Johanna Ka’ai; 15 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leona Kululani Rawlins

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June 24, 2010
Leona Kululani Rawlins, 80, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Moke Jr.; daughters Karen Desha and Pikake Kramer; brother Leslie Kanakaole; sister Jo-Ann Veincent; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Berean Bible Church, 420 Lama St., Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Urn committal services to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Epifania C. Ringor

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June 1, 2010
Epifania C. “Pipay” Ringor, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired Department of Education custodian, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Basilio Jr., daughter Elizabeth Low and five grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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TAKUMI “JOHN” “ONE CUP” SAWAMOTO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Motuary
Mauka Chapel

TAKUMI “JOHN” “ONE CUP” SAWAMOTO

Age 93, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 16, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born September 17, 1916 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired from Ewa and Waipahu Sugar Plantation; veteran of 442nd , 2nd Battalion, HD. Co. 1943-1945; active member of ILWU; and member of Ewa Hongwanji.

He is survived by brothers, Tsutomu Sawamoto, Masaru Sawamoto of California, Stanley Kiyoshi Sawamoto of Florida; nephews, Michael Sawamoto, Wayne Hisamoto, Dwayne Yap; nieces, Sharon Sawamoto, Diane Lucas, Becky Denmark, Patty Hisamoto.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m.

Takumi Sawamoto

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June 16, 2010
Takumi Sawamoto, also known as “John” and “One Cup,” 93, of Ewa Beach, a retired Ewa and Waipahu Sugar Plantation employee and Army veteran with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by brothers Tsutomu, Masaru and Stanley K. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m.

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Clarence Alexander Kaopuuokalani Kuuleialoha Mortensen Sr.

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June 11, 2010
Clarence Alexander Kaopuuokalani Kuuleialoha “Pops” Mortensen Sr., 66, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a National Car Rental shuttle bus driver and a business owner, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynda “Drue”; sons Clarence Jr. and Clay Mortensen, and Jon and Michael Knotts; daughters Constance Mortensen and Carla Au Young; brothers Theodore Mortensen, Harry Kahale and Frank Cunha; sisters Lurline Mattos, Beatrice Maldonado and Gwendolyn Thornley; and 11 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. July 11 at Hale Halawai. Call after 1 p.m. For kokua information, call (808) 457-5968.

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Alfred Ludwig Stohr

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May 28, 2010
Alfred Ludwig “Al” Stohr, 81, of Kailua, a retired Coast Guard veteran and fisherman, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born in Schiller Park, Ill. He is survived by stepsons Guy, Ivan and Cyrus Machiguchi; stepdaughter Sandy Kameekua; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services held. Corrected information for an obituary printed yesterday.

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Satomi Takashiba

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May 7, 2010
Satomi “Spike” Takashiba, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of Keei, Hawaii, a coffee and macadamia nut farmer, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Keei, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Joyce Nishita, Aileen Tilton, and Nora and Faye Takashiba; brother Yoshitaka; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua, Hawaii. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Ichiro Watanabe

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June 24, 2010
Robert Ichiro Watanabe, 84, of Kailua, a Hawaiian Tug & Barge chief engineer and Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Lilly; daughters Jodi Smith and Rae Piesner; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. No flowers.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran