Archive for July 30th, 2010

Mildred Tsuyuko Azeka

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July 11, 2010
Mildred Tsuyuko Azeka, 86, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Agriculture secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by brothers Hiroshi, Itsuo and Clifford; and sister Lorraine Katsumoto. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Desiderio Colobong Basilio

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July 3, 2010
Desiderio Colobong “Derio” Basilio, 87, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Petra L.; sons Rolando, Prudencio, Randy and Andy; daughters Shirley Matute, and Judy and Grace Basilio; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Andres G. Damaso

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July 16, 2010
Andres G. Damaso, 101, of Aiea, a barber and Sakada plantation worker, died in Aiea. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Virginia B., son Edwin B., daughter Hermelyn B. and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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The Rev. Iesi Dobich

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July 20, 2010
The Rev. Iesi Dobich, 90, of Honolulu, a retired minister, died in Waipahu. He was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. He is survived by wife Iofina Andon, son Ismael, daughter Risten, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Kalihi Baptist Church. Final services in Chuuk.

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Ernest Ernesto Engano

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June 22, 2010
Ernest Ernesto Engano, 68, of Las Vegas, a retired air conditioning and refrigeration technician at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Geraldine; son Ernie; daughters Terri Taira, and Lisa and Dennise Engano; brothers Richard Takahashi and Stanley Ingano, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at New Hope Leeward Church, Waipahu. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations to the Engano family welcome.

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Jack Richard Fisher

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July 4, 2010
Jack Richard Fisher, 80, of Aiea, a Bishop Museum botany collections technician, died in Aiea. He was born in Singapore. He is survived by sister DorothRose F. Babineau. Services: 5 p.m. Aug. 8 at Bishop Museum. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Herbert K. Fukumoto

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July 20, 2010
Herbert K. Fukumoto, 81, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Jason K., daughters Kathy N. and Sherrie A., and a grandchild. Private services.

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MOSES “MOKE” LUM HOY

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MOSES “MOKE” LUM HOY

Age 81 Born Nov. 27, 1928, Keanae, Maui. Passed away at home in Honolulu July 19, 2010. Retired from the City & County of Honolulu, Moke was a dedicated Board Member and volunteer for various credit unions on Oahu, active at the Legislature for the State of Hawaii, and an avid golfer.

Survived by wife Janet Lum Hoy, sons Neil (Gina) and Jace Lum Hoy, daughters Faye Malia (Preston Kimo) Makishi, and Lora (Miles) Ogawa, brother Bernard (Lolita) and sister Sr. Mary Victor and nine grandchildren.

Services to be held Aug 2, at Diamond Head Mortuary. Public Visitation 10am-11:30am, Memorial Service 11:30am-12:30pm, Lunch from 12:30pm-2pm and Inurnment at Diamond Head Memorial Park 2:15pm.

Dwight Cleo Johnston

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June 9, 2010
Dwight Cleo Johnston, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Army gunnery sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kirkville, Iowa. He is survived by wife Anne, son Darrell Camacho, daughter Myrna Kobayashi, brother Chet, sister Jane Kruse and two grandchildren. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

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Richard Takahashi Jr.

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July 13, 2010
Richard Takahashi Jr., also known as “Sonny” and “Taka,” 67, of Kapolei, a retired Wheeler Air Force Base Fire Department captain and Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife LeeAnne T.S. “Pua”; sons Richard T., Reginald “Ola” and Radford “Ikaika”; brother Lance M.; sisters Gwen K. LaSpina, Ronnie E. Tsujiguchi, Gayle T. Racette and Esther Cazimero-Aio; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Geraldine Largo Kawamura

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July 20, 2010
Geraldine Largo Kawamura, 62, of Waimea, Kauai, a Marriott Waiohai Beach Club associate, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Wilfred; son Keenan; daughters Tammy Cacal, Kimberly Cummings and Terri Nemoto; hanai sons Vail Tompkins and Lloyd Palmeira; hanai daughters Robyn Bernaldes, Kristi Rita and Renae Waalani; father Rufo Radona; brothers Joe Jamero and Rudy, James, Chris, Gary and Les Largo; 33 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Patricia Manzano Keane

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July 22, 2010
Patricia Manzano “Patti” Keane, 57, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii teller, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bruce “Skip”; brothers Vicente Jr., Benjamin and Rudy; and sisters Irene Coe, Pearlla Bagood, Ruthie Esdicul, Judy Cajigal and Lorraine Shimabukuro. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Hawaii.

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Melvin Hisao Kiyabu

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July 25, 2010
Melvin Hisao Kiyabu, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired Federal Aviation Administration electronic technician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lavern S., sons Gordon H. and Gary M., daughters Patricia L. Abrams and Barbara A. Sonognini, brothers Franklin H. and Herbert H., sister Juliet H. Mickelsen, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tommy Mun Leong

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July 20, 2010
Tommy Mun Leong, 93, of Honolulu, a retired woodcarver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Tommy and sisters Mildred Kaulukukui, Harriet Liu and Nancy Rego. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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LAAULI JUNIOR LIKI

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Mililani Downtown & Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

LAAULI JUNIOR LIKI

Age 60, of Honolulu, passed away July 2,2010 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born October 23, 1949 in Iliili, American Samoa. Laauli was an advisor with H5.

He is survived by son, Taumata (Kimberlee) Liki; daughters, Tooa N. Liki, Maryanne Liki, Bernamae Liki, Rachel Liki, Seneuefa Liki; brothers, Lilivau (Tupu) Liki, Folitoto (Lily) Pauu, Logo (Ramy) Pauu; sister, Tooa (Peti) Teofilo; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (8/2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 9:00 a.m. Committal service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Laauli Junior Liki

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July 2, 2010
Laauli Junior Liki, 60, of Honolulu, an H5 (Hawaii Helping the Hungry Have Hope) adviser and Marine Corps veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Iliili, American Samoa. He is survived by son Taumata; daughters Tooa N., Maryanne, Bernamae, Rachel and Seneuefa; brothers Lilivau Liki and Folitoto and Logo Pauu; sister Tooa Teofilo; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kalameli Isaia Matautia

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July 22, 2010
Kalameli Isaia Matautia, 76, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Lafaele Jr., Randal, Anthony and Ben; daughters Otila Poti, Christine Kelemete, Malia Poyer, Virginia Langille, Anita Moni, Florina Kernaghan, Evelyn Hong and Debra Matautia; brother Sale; sisters Anna, Silia, Elena, Telesia, Wila, Maleine and Koreiti; 48 grandchildren; and 60 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary published yesterday.

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Peter Meria

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July 29, 2010
Peter Meria, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Associated Insulation Co. employee and Army veteran, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Soledad G.; son Peter Jr.; daughter Patricia Linda Meria-Smith; brother Francisco; sisters Rose Antolin, Dolores Timbreza, Patsy Ramiscal and Cora Dingcong; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, site of ash scattering. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

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Oi Chan Mow

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July 24, 2010
Oi Chan Mow, 85, of Honolulu, an O.C. Mow Dependable Tax Service owner and Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by brothers Teong Chan “Danny,” Soon Chan and Fook Chan “Norman”; sisters Lillian Ako and Judith Chin; and caregivers Laura and Gertrude Ung. Private services.

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Agnes D. Paiva

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July 25, 2010
Agnes D. Paiva, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Leahi Hospital nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by son Russell, stepson Anthony “Bobo,” sisters Dorothy Andrade and Vivian McCreary, six grandchildren and 10 great-granadchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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William Pentz

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July 4, 2010
William “Bill” Pentz, 51, of Honolulu, a woodcrafter and Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Yakima, Wash. He is survived by wife Jean “Jeannie White”; sonsWilliam Paul, Matthew and James Andrew; mother Betty; brother Danny; sisters Shelly Barns and Melanie, Joyce and Crystal Pentz; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Paul Jerome Reioux

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July 25, 2010
Paul Jerome Reioux, 89, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Army captain, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Pelican Rapids, Minn. He is survived by wife Margaret A.; sons Barry, George and James; daughters Michele Reioux, Theresa Finch, Barbara Naland and Rita Massey; and three grandchildren. Rosary and visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kihei. Mass: 6 p.m. Reception to follow at Stella Blues Cafe. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

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Mary Beth Sandla

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July 25, 2010
Mary Beth Sandla, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Maryknoll High School teacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons Robert S. and Raymond S., and a grandchild. Private services.

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Jesus Ducusin Tadifa

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July 18, 2010
Jesus Ducusin “Jess” Tadifa, 41, of Honolulu, a project engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marlene, daughter Sofia J., mother Anita and sisters Helen and Evelyn. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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John Gagalac Umali

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July 17, 2010
John Gagalac Umali, 58, of Honolulu, a PER Inc. and Lyz Inc. carpenter, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucy B.; daughters Donna Mendoza, Joyce Perreira and Arleen Umali; brothers Angel, Wenceslao, Teodoro, Guillermo, Simeon and Alvin Umali, and Fabian Gagalac; sisters Eugenia Sebastian, Adelaida Abarintos and Remedios Evans; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Aurelio De Vera

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July 25, 2010
Aurelio De Vera, 40, of Sacramento, Calif., died in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Regnar Y., son Darynne, daughters Dana and Danielle, mother Daisy Orbeta, brothers Ignacio Jr. and Herman, and sisters Emeline Cayabyab, Mary Rose Villapando, and Teresita, Magdeline and Madeline De Vera. Services on the mainland.

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Richard Wong

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July 26, 2010
Richard “Chunie Dickie” Wong, 74, of Kapolei, a security guard and Navy veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Harry P. and sister Patricia Y.K. McDowell. Private services.

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Michael Sin Kui Yee

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July 18, 2010
Michael Sin Kui “Mike” Yee, 65, of Kaneohe, a Suburban Plumbing Inc. owner, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lucille “Lulu”; daughters Correan “Cory” DeJesus, Christine “Chrissy” Naone, Claudine “Dini” Calpito, Sara Brown and Claudine, Heather and Hillary Yee; stepdaughters Chantelle Reynoso and Danielle Laliberte; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes.

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Sally Sueme Yokoyama

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June 21, 2010
Sally Sueme Yokoyama, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son George T. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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