Archive for July 7th, 2010

HARRIET YAEKO ASATO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary


HARRIET
YAEKO ASATO

Age 83, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 19, 2010 in Honolulu. Born January 2, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from Blind Vendors Inc.

She is survived by husband, Yoshio Asato; son, Harvey S. Asato; daughter, Helene Y. Asato; 2 grandsons; brothers, George Miyaguchi, Takeo (Jane) Miyaguchi, Matsuo (Nancy) Miyaguchi; nieces & nephews.

Private Services were held.

MARYJANE LEIMOANA KEKAHUNA COILA

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MARYJANE LEIMOANA KEKAHUNA COILA
Kawaiaha’o Church
(957 Punchbowl Street)

Age 62, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on June 30th, 2010 at her daughter’s home in Kailua. Mary Jane was born April 12, 1948 in Ho’olehua, Molokai. At 12 years old she left Molokai to attend Kamehameha School for girls where she graduated in 1966. She received her bachelors degree from Washington State University.

MaryJane “MJ” lived 30 years on the mainland in Washington State. She was an avid snow-skier, who loved travel and her family and was especially delighted in her grandchildren. She also enjoyed biking and completed the 200 mile Seattle to Portland bicycle classic or “STP” multiple times. MJ was proud of her volunteerism with the Fort Vancouver historical society where she helped to educate the public on the contributions of Hawaiian people to the history of the Pacific Northwest. She was also a ski adviser for Mt. Hood Meadows and organized weekly ski buses for over 15 years. After returning home to Hawaii in 2002 she was an active member and trustee of Kawaiaha’o church and enjoyed time spent with her Kamehameha classmates.

MaryJane bravely battled cancer for nearly two years but didn’t allow it stop her from enjoying life. She was planning a trip to Greece, Italy and to see the Holy land this fall. Six days before her passing she fulfilled another one of her dreams by taking a starlight ride on the Hokulea sailing canoe. She was a strong independant and spiritual woman who’s last days were peaceful as a result of her enduring faith in Ke Akua.

She is survived by her son, Kahala Coila; daughters, Mahealani Coila and Makani Maeva and son-in-law Dean Maeva; sister, Lani (Lee) Bretzfelder of Virginia, brothers Daniel (Bertha) Kekahuna of Kaneohe and Terrace (Tica) Kekahuna of Ho’olehua Molokai. Grandchildren Isabella Coila Irons, Keanae Coila, Helela, Ka’aha and Iliahi Maeva as well as a large extended family. She is predeceased by her brother Loke (Wendy) Kekahuna of Kaunakakai Molokai and her granddaughter Kahea Coila.

“Mamo” as her grandchildren called her encouraged us to “delight in the journey”. We encourage her to do the same in the next step of her journey. She was loved and will be missed.

MEMORIAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JULY 11TH, 2010 AT KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH AT 4:00 P.M. FAMILY REQUESTS ALOHA ATTIRE.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society of Hawaii 2370 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96817 (808) 595.750

Harlan Francis Dyckman

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June 27, 2010
Harlan Francis Dyckman, 66, of Makawao, Maui, a Century 21 All Islands real estate agent, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Billings, Mont. He is survived by wife Jeanette, father Robert, brothers Pat and Michael, and sisters Nicki McMurry and Robyn Charles. Celebration of life: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Lei only.

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Muriel Hauhio

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June 28, 2010
Muriel “Giggi” Hauhio, 79, of Kapolei died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John III, David, William, August and Richard; daughters Cecilia “Kiko” Stewart, June K. Payton and June K. Aina; brothers Wilford and Clifford Lopes; 46 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Nanakuli Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joel L. Hingada

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June 13, 2010
Joel L. Hingada, 46, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, a Costco Wholesale manager and employee, died in Las Vegas. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife April C.; son Jorel; daughters Stephanie and Ashley Gordon and Ke Aloha and Anjelynn Hingada; sisters Anadel H. Solis, Emily Vallente, Susan Maglaya and Marie Hingada; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

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Milton Kalua Kanei

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June 10, 2010
» Milton Kalua Kanei, 62, of Kaneohe, a retired city supervisor for the road division and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Waonette Rochelle Markham; sons Milton K. Jr., Marcus K. and Micah K.; daughter Mavis A. Kanei-Kamanu; brother Wayne K.; sisters Lucy M. Hironaka and Louise U. Morales; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

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Robert Edward Kelly

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June 18, 2010
Robert Edward Kelly, 62, of Keaau, Hawaii, a handyman, died at home. He was born in Lodi, Calif. He is survived by wife Linda; sons Mark S.I. and Timothy G.I. Kelly, and Robert and Benjamin Riveira; daughters Carline Tanuvasa and Maelyn Burns; brother John; sisters Nadine Thomas, Barbara Kelly and Patricia Furtado; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

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Ernest V. Masocol

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June 16, 2010
Ernest V. Masocol, 78, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Donald and Rodney Masocol and Daniel Cabaldon; and sisters Barbara Lankford and Priscilla Ewing. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary.

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GERALDINE HATSUKO KUULEI HEIRAKUJI MEADE

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GERALDINE HATSUKO KUULEI HEIRAKUJI MEADE

On June 27, 2010 Our Heavenly Father was enriched with another angel, Geraldine Hatsuko Kuulei Heirakuji Meade, after 73 years of dutiful service as a loving sister, devoted wife, extraordinary mother, nurturing tutu, inspirational educator, and loyal community servant.

Born in charming Kohala, Hawaii to her mother Elizabeth Kapeka Meheula and father Richard Masato Heirakuji, Geraldine was raised humbly by her grandparents Elizabeth Kekaula Kaioa and Heloke Namakualua Mookini. She then moved to Honolulu to attend and eventually graduate from The Kamehameha School for Girls, Class of ’54. Following her schooling, Geraldine taught at various educational institutions in the mainland and in Hawaii, with most of her employment at Kahuku High and Intermediate School.

Her earning of wings is celebrated by husband Chuck Meade; daughters Keala Meade-Alcuran (Dickie), Uluwehi Meade, and Hoku Meade; grandchildren Madison Leiwehiokohala and Allan Mark Kanekawaihoolanaeola; siblings Roy Heirakuji (Marge), Jean Yim Heirakuji, Rodney Cazimero (Pat), Robert Cazimero, Kanoe Cazimero Fukumitsu (Keoki), Roland Cazimero (Lauwae), Wilfred Cazimero (Comela), Wally Heirakuji (Phyllis), Clyde Heirakuji, Charles Heirakuji (Diane), Brenda Heirakuji Romero, Lionel Cazimero (Alicia), Elmer Cazimero; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Please join her family for her memorial service to be held on July 13th at Hawaii Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Visitation 9:30am. Service at 10:30am with private inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire welcomed.

YOLANDA JEAN GARCIA MIYASHIRO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

YOLANDA JEAN GARCIA MIYASHIRO

Age 61, of Waipahu, HI, pased away June 3, 2010 in Stanford, CA. Born August 14, 1948 in Honolulu, HI.

She is survived by husband, Clyde Miyashiro; son, Brayden Miyashiro; daughters, Allison (Bernard) Somera, Ashley (John) Uahinui, Christy Ann Miyashiro, Sherilyn (Michael) Bruchal; brothers, Romaldo “Dong” Garcia, Raymond Knutson; sisters, Leonida “Girlie” (Gene) Mago of NV, Estrelita “Ning” (Leone) Kamahele; 12 grandchildren; father & mother-in-law, Harlan & Nancy Miyashiro.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. Saturday (July 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.

Yolanda Jean Garcia Miyashiro

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June 3, 2010
Yolanda Jean Garcia Miyashiro, 61, of Waipahu died in Stanford, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clyde; son Brayden; daughters Allison Somera, Ashley Uahinui, Christy Ann Miyashiro and Sherilyn Bruchal; brothers Romaldo “Dong” Garcia and Raymond Knutson; sisters Leonida “Girlie” Mago and Estrelita “Ning” Kamahele; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

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LeRoy Shun Him Ngai

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July 1, 2010
LeRoy Shun Him “Roy” Ngai, 64, of Honolulu, a Royal Hawaiian Hotel banquet employee, retired McKinley High School teacher and retired Army reservist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Chadwick and Colin; daughters LeAnne and Jeri Anne; mother Yuk Sim; brothers William, Herman and Norman Young; and sister Patricia Hulihee. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Dora K. Nojima

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June 26, 2010
Dora K. Nojima, 83, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Melvin Y., Ricky I. and Dale Y.; daughters Sharrie Jean P. Pascual and Terilyn N. Poaha; brothers Peter H. Jr. and Reginald Flores; sister Jodie Ann N. Flores; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11:15 a.m. Friday at Lot 134, Moomomi Avenue in Hoolehua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kanakaloloa Cemetery in Hoolehua.

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Katsumi Okata

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June 30, 2010
Katsumi “Charley” Okata, 95, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. employee, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sadako; son Russell; daughters Lei Oishi and Geraldine Ochikubo; sisters Satsuyo Hasegawa, Edith White and Frances Dahlquist; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Joyce Y. Oyama

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June 4, 2010
Joyce Y. Oyama, 77, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keith, Peter and Randy; sisters Charlotte Muraoka and Barbara Kimura; and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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ANDREW JACKSON ROACH

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ANDREW JACKSON ROACH

Andrew Jackson Roach of Honolulu died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 4, 2010.

Andrew was born in Eldorado, Texas, on September 14, 1926, to Nettie Mae Espy Roach and Andrew Jackson Roach. He enlisted in the air force on his 17th birthday. After graduating from Michigan State University, he was called into the U.S. Army where he served for 27 years and attained the rank of colonel.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Andrew represented his country as the military attaché at the American Embassy in Tokyo. He was decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the emperor of Japan for his contribution to world peace.

Andrew was a descendant of William Bradford, governor of Plymouth Colony for 20 years.

A warm, gracious and generous man, Andrew always tried to help others. He and Martha cooked for a homeless shelter for 10 years and raised funds tirelessly to build schools in Cambodia, the birthplace of their granddaughter Monique Brousseau, in whose name they sponsored a school in Siem Reap province.

In addition to Monique, Andrew is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dr. Martha Taylor Roach, daughters Andrea Roach Waxman and her husband Michael of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Karen Roach Brousseau and her husband Ron, and Leslie Roach-Laing and her husband Ian Laing, all of Honolulu. Other survivors include granddaughter Naomi Waxman of Appleton, Wisconsin, and Kyle Roach-Laing of Honolulu; nieces Julia Cobb and husband Vance of Odessa, Texas and Kathryn Gatlin and husband Ed of Midland, Texas. He was preceded in death by his sister Marjorie Roach Kramer in 2009.

A memorial service and celebration of Andrew’s life will take place at the Parish of St. Clement, 1515 Wilder Avenue, on Wednesday, July 7th at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial contributions to American Assistance for Cambodia, The Monique Brousseau School (#266) c/o Marty Roach, 4389 Malia St., Honolulu, HI 96821.

Gene Wesley Sampley

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June 27, 2010
Gene Wesley Sampley, 78, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a mason, died at home. He was born in Amarillo, Texas. He is survived by companion Kathleen Berghoeffer; sons David, Kenneth and Thomas; daughters Debra Schluter, Alice Sellers and Nancy Sampley; stepson David Keith; stepdaughter Betty Fletcher; numerous hanai children; sister Linda Simpson-Harjo; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kahuku Park, Keaka Parkway Circle in Ocean View. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jacob Ryan Schmidt

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April 28, 2010
Jacob Ryan Schmidt, 27, of Baytown, Texas, a truck driver and emergency medical technician student, died in Houston. He was born in Hobbs, N.M. He is survived by wife Brandy, stepchildren Isaiah and Halie, father Bob, mother Sharon McFadden, stepmother Tricia, brother Eric, numerous half and step-siblings, and grandparents Richard McFadden, and Fred and Glenda Schmidt. Services held. Donations suggested to the Jacob Foundation, P.O. Box 240806, Honolulu 96824. For information, call Sharon at 352-4668 or e-mail thejacob foundation@yahoo.com.

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Crispolo Benito Sindiong

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June 8, 2010
Crispolo Benito “Polo” Sindiong, 75, of Pearl City, a retired Kober-Hanssen-Mitchell Architects draftsman and Marine Corps veteran, died in Spark Matsunaga Community Living Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Lance and Kyle; daughter Mary Ann Sindiong-Weeks; brothers Apolonio Sindiong, Ambrosio and Ricardo Sarmiento, and Bernard Palilio; and sisters Patricia Facuri, Irene Sarmiento and Linda Mac Love. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Earl Kahiki Kealaiki Sr.

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July 1, 2010
Earl Kahiki Kealaiki Sr., 69, of Hilo, a retired Kalapana Papaya employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Earl K. Jr., daughter Kahikiula D. “Kahi” Gonzalez, brother George Pa’aluhi and sister Grace Requelman. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.

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Dennis Emilio Soriano Sr.

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June 8, 2010
Dennis Emilio Soriano Sr., 66, of Kihei, a retired Quality Craft Builders pool builder, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dennis Jr., Orio, Laki Sr. and Michael Soriano, Sam Sr. and Samuel Jr. Gusman, and Llewellyn Hoopii Jr. and Norman Hoopai; daughters Mary Soriano, Patricia Soriano, Maka Hoopii and Elizabeth Gusman; brothers Mike and Joe Aglia; sister Vivian Drapesa; 46 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in Iao Valley.

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JAMES DUNN STAUB

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JAMES DUNN STAUB
March 2, 1933 – July 5, 2010

James D Staub, 77, was delivered by his grandfather Dr. J. Howard Staub in Stamford, Connecticut in 1933. James Staub was a graduate of Choate School and Kenyon College and received an M.B.A. from the American Institute of Foreign Trade. In 1958, he began teaching fifth grade at Punahou School and, shortly thereafter, met and married Judith Flanders of Honolulu. After two years at Punahou, Staub entered his corporate career with Alexander & Baldwin in Honolulu, serving for many years as Treasurer. Transferred to A&B’s San Francisco office, Staub continued his career and established his residence in the East Bay with Judith and their four children.

After 24 years with Alexander & Baldwin, Staub joined the New York firm of Atalanta Sosnoff Corporation in 1984. As Senior Vice President, he headed the company’s Western Pacific Marketing Division, traveling and servicing clients in Hawaii and Micronesia. Staub deeply valued the strong relationships he established with Western Pacific communities on Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.

Staub worked with Hawaii Pacific University’s President’s Fund and represented Atalanta Sosnoff at events with the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies, the annual NMI Club 2000 American Red Cross sponsorship program, and other charitable and educational events throughout the region.

A passionate traveler, Jim’s appetite for adventure took him to many of the world’s most remote locations. Jim was not one for taking the path most traveled. Upon determining his destination, he would often take the most exotic mode of transportation and, once there, immerse himself in the culture. Asked if there was any place in the world he hadn’t seen that he would like to visit, his unhesitating response was Sri Lanka.

Although he lived part-time in Northern California, he maintained his permanent residence on Oahu and considered Hawaii his home. He was well known in all of the islands where he enjoyed many friends and clients.

He is survived by his wife Judith Flanders, his sons Jonathan Staub and his partner Jefferson Finney, and David Staub of Honolulu, his daughter Kila Staub Peterson and her husband Arne Peterson, daughter Blair Paterson and her husband David Paterson, grandchildren Drew and Keala Peterson all of California and his brother Jack Staub of Litchfield, Connecticutt.

The family will hold an open Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 11 at Lanikuhonua [Ko Olina] at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute, James Campbell Building, Suite 200,1001 Kamokila Ave., Kapolei, Hawaii 96717.

Tadashi Sugimura

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June 23, 2010
Tadashi Sugimura, 98, of Mililani, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple truck driver, died in the Ka Punawa Ola Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Jerry M. and Warren N., daughter Gail S. Yafuso, sisters Pat Mainaga and Joan Honda, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Macario Dan Kumukahi Timbal

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June 29, 2010
Macario Dan Kumukahi Timbal, 63, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a former professional musician and commercial photographer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leslie Lang, daughter Emma Rose K., brother Aaron Von and sisters Schyler Ann Stewart, Sandra P. Burgess and Stephanie K. Von. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave. Services to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

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SHIGEO USHIRO

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SHIGEO USHIRO

Age 78, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 18, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born February 16, 1932 in Wailuku, Maui. Community Leader and retired Principal at Pearl City Highlands Intermediate School.

He is survived by wife, Elaine Ushiro; sons, Reid Ushiro, Gary (Kristi) Ushiro, Jon (Nina) Ushiro; daughter, Cheryl Ann (Alton) Fujimoto; brother, Keiji (Irene) Ushiro; sisters, Misayo (Tadao) Murata, Setsuyo (Keiji) Munemitsu; 5 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (July 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (July 13) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Memorial Mass 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire.


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