Archive for June 29th, 2010

Robert Wendell Akee

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June 15, 2010
Robert Wendell Akee, 67, of Aiea, a mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert W. and Darryl J., brothers Glen Valencia and Marvin Akee, sister Betty Kalani and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples.

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FLORENTINA “TINA” ARIOLA BEGONIA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

FLORENTINA “TINA” ARIOLA BEGONIA

Age 87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away June 17, 2010 in Honolulu. Born May 25, 1923 in Wainaku, South Hilo. Retired Licensed Practical Nurse from Kaiser Permanente Hospital; volunteered for Lanakila Meals On Wheels Program; member of Whitmore Senior Citizen’s; and Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3rd Ward, Wahiawa.

She is survived by sons, Albert “Sonny” (Patricia) Begonia, George Begonia of Sacramento, CA; daughter, Patricia “Pat” (Andrew) Wallace; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Albert Villanueva, Sr., Lawrence Ariola; sisters, Cecilia Dana, Carol Sonoda.
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Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (July 2) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3rd Ward (44 Leilehua Rd., Wahiawa); Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Florentina Ariola Begonia

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June 17, 2010
Florentina Ariola “Tina” Begonia, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired Kaiser Permanente licensed practical nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wainaku, South Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Albert “Sonny” and George, daughter Patricia “Pat” Wallace, brothers Albert Villanueva Sr. and Lawrence Ariola, sisters Cecilia Dana and Carol Sonoda, 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great- grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3rd Ward, 44 Leilehua Road, Wahiawa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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PHILIPPE “EPE” BUELA BODONIA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

PHILIPPE “EPE” BUELA BODONIA

Age 82, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 22, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born May 1, 192-8 in Waimea, Kauai. He retired from Marriott at Honolulu International Airport.

He is survived by wife, Celia B. Bodonia; daughters, Josie (Hayden) Daclison, Marie-Ann Bodonia; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Herminio Bodonia of Philippines, Teofilo Bodonia of Philippines; sister, Mercedez Bodonia Anacay.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday (July 3) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (91-1104 North Road, Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Philippe Buela Bodonia

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May 22, 2010
Philippe Buela “Epe” Bodonia, 82, of Ewa Beach, a Honolulu Airport Marriott retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Celia B., daughters Josie Daclison and Marie-Ann Bodonia, brothers Herminio and Teofilo, sister Mercedez B. Anacay, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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GLENDA MARIE CELEBRADO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

GLENDA MARIE CELEBRADO

Age 57, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 4, 2010 in Pearl City. Born January 2, 1953 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Michael E. Celebrado; son, Kristoffer M. Celebrado; daughter, Kathleen L. Celebrado (Jay Lucrecio); brothers, Leon (Fely) Riel, Alvin Riel, David Riel, Michael (Juanita) Riel; sisters, Julie Dayaganon, Audrey Dela Cruz, Georgette Nickulas; grandchildren, Chance Gabriel, Chasity Gabriel, Noah Lucrecio-Celebrado; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Glenda Marie Celebrado

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June 4, 2010
Glenda Marie Celebrado, 57, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael E.; son Kristoffer M.; daughter Kathleen L.; brothers Leon, Alvin, David and Michael Riel; sisters Julie Dayaganon, Audrey Dela Cruz and Georgette Nickulas; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Wallace Koon Hew Chang

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June 8, 2010
Wallace Koon Hew Chang, 93, of Aiea, a retired Castle & Cooke computer programmer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Beverly H.L. Pang and Charlene S.Y. Liu; sisters Mildred Chun, Phyllis Young, Constance Ching and Clara Lum; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Orvis James Warmoth Jr.

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June 12, 2010
Orvis James “Jim” Warmoth Jr., 83, of Honolulu, owner and operator of Consolidated Insurance Adjustors and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Quincy, Ill. He is survived by wife Connie; sons Gary Warmoth and Charles Baptiste; daughters Sheryl Cyrus, Lori Regalia, Becki Haynes and Joni Walter; hanai daughter Lady; sister Sally Oakes; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. next Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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CLARA LEONG LEE

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CLARA LEONG LEE

Age 90, of Manoa, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2010 at Queen’s Hospital with her family at her side. Born in Honolulu, Clara graduated from McKinley High School and attended the University of Hawaii. As a Business Management Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration, she managed the SBA’s SCORE program, connecting retired business executives with new business owners. A compassionate listener, many sought Clara for her wisdom and guidance.

She is survived by son, Gregory (Lynne) Lee; daughters Lisa Lee (Harrison) Chung and Catha Lee (Bruce) Combs; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother Gilbert (Sylvia) Leong, sisters Dorothy (Ambrose) Wong, and Evelyn Leong.

Mass will be offered on July 1, Thursday at 12p.m., at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 800 Kaheka St.. Visitation July 2, Friday, at 10a.m., Diamond Head Mortuary. Service at 11:15 a.m., followed by interment.

John Christopher Pagan

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June 26, 2010
John Christopher Pagan, 49, of Kahului, a state Highways Division laborer in Keanae, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son John C., daughters Tia K. Souza and Cody K. Pagan, father John, mother Margaret Espiritu, sisters Blossom Pagdilao and Hilda L. Albert, and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

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Gloria Jean Paulino

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June 22, 2010
Gloria Jean “Gola” Paulino, 65, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a manager and cashier for a restaurant, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born on Maui. She is survived by companion Tony Ancheta; sons Tony Jr., Wayne and Andrew J.; stepdaughters Jodell Ancheta and Jolene Lu; brothers George, Benny and Sonny Torres; sister Sara Pacheco; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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MELVIN THOMAS SAUNDERS

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

MELVIN THOMAS
SAUNDERS

Age 66, of Waianae, HI, passed away May 31, 2010 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born November 6, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. He was an army veteran; also a member of Paradise Chapel.

He is survived by sons, Alfred (Marie) Saunders of CA, Kevin (Nikki) Saunders; daughter, Melvalee (Kalani) Kaulia; 10 grandchildren; mother, Dorothy Saunders; brothers, Richard (Edwina) Saunders, Milton Saunders; sisters, Dorothy Ae, Agnes Saunders; many nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (July 2) Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Melvin Thomas Saunders

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May 31, 2010
Melvin Thomas Saunders, 66, of Waianae, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alfred and Kevin, daughter Melvalee Kaulia, mother Dorothy, brothers Richard and Milton, sisters Dorothy Ae and Agnes Saunders, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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BETTY TAFT

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Mililani Downton Motuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

BETTY TAFT

Age 63, of Honolulu, passed away June 16, 2010 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born May 12, 1947 in Eru Island, Kwajalein Atoll.

She is survived by sons, Sam Piamon, Leroy Lokkon; daughters, Helentina Lokkon of Marshall Island, Lynn Loeak; sisters, Tarkij Riklon, Kuma (Jolbo) Samuel; 12 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (July 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

VERNON MASAO TAOMAE

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VERNON MASAO TAOMAE

61, of Honolulu, died in Queen’s Medical Center on June 13, 2010. He graduated from Aiea High School and was employed at A1 A-Lectricians, Inc.

He is survived by wife, Cynthia; sons, Ethan and Justin; brother, Steven (Bonnie); sisters, Susan (Eric) and Noreen Takara.

Celebration of life 6:00 PM Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

MORRIS YEIMEI TENGAN

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MORRIS YEIMEI TENGAN

86, of Waianae, retired from Kaiser Cement and an Aza Gushikawa Doshi Kai member, passed away at Hawaii Medical Center West on June 11, 2010. He was born in Puunene, Maui.

He is survived by sons David Y., Carlton T. (Sue) and Daniel Y. (Tanya), daughter Susan T.T. (Marvin) Ling, sister Leatrice H. (Shigeru) Higa.

Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2010, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 3 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers.

Hanako Dorothy Uota

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May 29, 2010
Hanako Dorothy Uota, 84, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Mildred M. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Robert Ichiro Watanabe

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June 24, 2010
Robert Ichiro “Porky” 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. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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John Douglas Williams

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June 25, 2010
John Douglas Williams, 72, of Haiku, Maui, a retired Maui Electric power plant manager and Navy senior chief petty officer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kingfisher, Okla. He is survived by wife Maile; sons Walter Spratte and John K. Williams; daughters Pamela M. and Sheralee L. Williams, and Lynn N. Blomfield; hanai daughter Tachie McDonald; mother Marie K.; brother Michael H.; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran