Archive for July 1st, 2010

Carmelita Topenio Adorias

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June 24, 2010
Carmelita Topenio Adorias, 69, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a Kona Coast Resort Condominiums housekeeper, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Norberto; son Gerald; daughter Joy; brothers Florencio, Eduardo, Rudolfo and Ablando; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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EMILY K.S. CHOI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

EMILY K.S. CHOI

Age 90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 25, 2010 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born August 9, 1919 in Hawi, HI. Member of Korean Christian Church; Oahu Country Club; Dong Ji Hoi Society and Tai Guk Club.

She is survived by husband, Clarence B.S. Choi; daughter, Clarice (Arthur) McGuire, Donna (Jeffrey) Nooney of Mountain View, Emilyn (Dean) Tanaka; 3 grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Duk Hee) Kim.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 9:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Isaac Rivera Colon

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June 15, 2010
Isaac Rivera Colon, 83, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pakala, Kauai. He is survived by brother George and sisters Mary Chun and Ida Noack. Services: 10:30 a.m. July 10 at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Janyce Ruth Hines

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May 29, 2010
Janyce Ruth “Jan” Hines, 85, of Kailua died. She was born in Boston. She is survived by children Harold, Carol, Alan, Diane and Nancy; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lanikai Community Center (at Aalapapa and Kaiolena drives). Potluck to follow. Private burial at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814; or to the Bishop Museum or American Cancer Society.

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RACHEL PUAAHIHI IGNACIO IGARTA

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RACHEL PUAAHIHI IGNACIO IGARTA

Rachel Puaahihi Ignacio Igarta, age 77, of Pearl City, went home with the angels on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. She joined her husband, Benito Sonny Igarta Jr, and her beloved son, Diedrick Francis Igarta, who preceded her in death.

Rachel is survived by her loving partner of 44 years, Joseph DeVera, her daughters, Kulamanu Maunupau (Joseph), Lahela Igarta, Pamela Kau’i Keola (Rocco), Jo-Lynn Igarta, her son, Lopaka Igarta-DeVera (Sonny), 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.

Services on Saturday, July 3 at Borthwick Mortuary Downtown. Visitation 9 – 12. Services 12:00. Burial 2:00 at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Kenji Ito

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June 24, 2010
Kenji Ito, 96, of Aiea, a Pioneer Mill Co. field supervisor, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Puukolii, Maui. He is survived by wife Sadako; daughters Martha Fukunaga and Karen Ujimori; sisters Sakae Hondo, Nobuko Munemitsu and Chiyoko Furumoto; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. July 9 at Ala Lani United Methodist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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Margaret Elaine Joaquin

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June 24, 2010
Margaret Elaine “Laney” Joaquin, 76, of Kailua, a retired receptionist for Dr. Joseph Tsai, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Sonny, daughters Joy Rider and Cindy Blottenberger, and five grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Primo Erice Lucena Jr.

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June 27, 2010
Primo Erice Lucena Jr., 64, of Lahaina, a retired Maui Pineapple Co. labor and maintenance worker, died at home. He was born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina T.; daughters Diane K., Emmie J. and Britney R.; brothers Ernesto and Perfecto; and sisters Natividad Patricio and Erlina Martinez. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. tomorrow and after 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

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Robert Yoshikiyo Kuwaye

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June 27, 2010
Robert Yoshikiyo Kuwaye, 57, of Kailua died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Debra Crowe-Kuwaye, mother Janet, brother Steven and sister Carole Wakazuru. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kilohana United Methodist Church. Casual attire.

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Shau Shan Chan Li

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June 24, 2010
Shau Shan Chan Li, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Zhongzheng, China. She is survived by sons Zhong Tian and Shao Yan; daughters Liyun, Zhanghua, Zhang Ming and Jian Shao; brother Li Zun Gai; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Tsuruko Matsuura

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June 12, 2010
Tsuruko “Violet” Matsuura, 86, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Masaichi “Tom”; sons Rodney, Wesley and Elvis Kimura; stepson Ronald; stepdaughters Leatrice Komatsu and Sandra Hirano; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grand- children. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Hatsuyo Miyamoto

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June 17, 2010
Hatsuyo Miyamoto, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Nuuanu Hale Nursing Home. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Betty Aquino, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Clayton Kunio Morita

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June 15, 2010
Clayton Kunio Morita, 59, of Haleiwa, an auto mechanic, painter and body-and-fender worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deborah; son Kalani Moe; daughters Kimberly Finau, Mady and Stacie Morita, Kaleialoha Latuselu and Kuuleilani Morita; father George; brothers Greg, Brad and Randall; sister Sheila Foster; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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Peggy Isabelle Maka Barrett Baldauf Oglesby

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June 24, 2010
Peggy Isabelle Maka Barrett Baldauf Oglesby, 77, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph, Andrew, Steven and Randall Baldauf, and Richard and Kenneth Oglesby; daughters Leilani Baldauf, Elizabeth Trevino, Cheryl Oglesby and Yvonne Gutierrez; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. next Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Rosemary Kuuleikiele Peters

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June 26, 2010
Rosemary Kuuleikiele Peters, 68, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Pacific Missile Range Facility accountants technician, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Raymond K. Jr.; sons Raymond K. III and Kirkjon; daughter Sarah; mother Martha Kruse; siblings Kalani, Berna, Teddie Dela Cruz, Joe, Tony and Peter Kruse, Ann Duarte and Malia Fu; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha. Mass to follow. Casual attire. No floral wreaths.

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Otto Carroll Powers

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June 27, 2010
Otto Carroll “Bud” Powers, 92, of Kapaa, Kauai, an Army captain who served in World War II and won the Bronze Star, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by wife Dorothy and son Bill. Mass: 10 a.m. July 17 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wade Kenji Sakai

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June 20, 2010
Wade Kenji Sakai, 46, of Honolulu, a self-employed plumber and carpenter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Tsukiko, son Reid and sister Wendy Yasutake. Private services.

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JEAN SLEIGHT SHARPLESS

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JEAN SLEIGHT SHARPLESS

CHAPEL HILL – Jean Sleight Sharpless, age 89, widow of Richard K. Sharpless, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Carol Woods Health Center.
Mrs. Sharpless was born in Los Angeles, California in 1921, and attended schools in California and Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Sharpless were married in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1948, and lived there until 1981, when they retired to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Mr. Sharpless, a prominent attorney, died in 1997.
Mrs. Sharpless, while living in Honolulu, was a parishioner of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church and the Church of Holy Nativity, a member of the Outrigger Canoe Club, the Uluniu Women’s Swimming Club, the Honolulu Academy of Art, and was a founding member of the Legal Wives Auxiliary. She was Secretary-Librarian of the Hawaiian Historical Society from 1969 to 1972, and was a member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors. In the 1960s , Mrs. Sharpless was a member and officer of the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. She enjoyed politics and was actively involved in campaigns for the presidency, the U.S. Senate, and the office of Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu. Mrs. Sharpless is listed in “Who’s Who of American Women.”
In Chapel Hill, Mrs. Sharpless was a parishioner of the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church and a member of the Davie Poplar Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving are a son: Richard K. Sharpless Jr., his wife, Annette Louise Hughes, and their daughter, Jeannette Helen Sharpless, Mrs. Sharpless’ only grandchild, all of Cranford, NJ; daughters: Kendall Deborah Sharpless of Volcano, Hawaii, and Lincoln Kennedy Sharpless and Robin Q. Evans of Provincetown, MA.
A memorial service will be held at the Carol Woods Retirement Center in the lobby of building 5, on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 11:30AM. Inurnment of the ashes will be in the family plot at Greenwood Memorial Park near Springdale, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill, 120 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 is assisting the Sharpless family.

BETTY N. SMITH

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BETTY N. SMITH

Age 86, of Kailua, Oahu, HI succumbed on June 18, 2010. Preceded in death by her brother, Henry Nelson and sister, Gladys Smith of the Midwest mainland and her son Peter B. Smith of Kailua, Oahu, HI.
She is survived by half-brother, Peter Nelson; half-sister, Nancy Dummer, and her remaining children, Susan Ozawa, Steven J. Smith, Michael R. Smith, Marcianne Aikau, Pollyanne Wilson; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Private memorial. Ashes to be scattered at sea.

Betty Taft

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June 16, 2010
Betty Taft, 63, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born on Eru Island, Kwajalein Atoll. She is survived by sons Sam Piamon and Leroy Lokkon, daughters Helentina Lokkon and Lynn Loeak, sisters Tarkij Riklon and Kuma Samuel, and 12 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Tatsuo Tajiri

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May 26, 2010
Tatsuo Tajiri, 94, of Hilo, a retired businessman, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Harvey, daughter Jean Bulseco, sister Kayono Okamoto, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Gary Yoshimune Tokuda

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June 23, 2010
Gary Yoshimune Tokuda, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired electrician, died in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Mildred, son Lance, daughters Dr. Cara Tokuda and Rona Anduha, brothers Yoshihiro and Clinton, sisters Tamaki and Dorothy, and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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