Archive for August 3rd, 2010

DR. FAY GILKEY CALKINS ALA’ILIMA

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DR. FAY GILKEY CALKINS ALA’ILIMA

Distinguished Pacific author, political scientist, scholar and educator, Dr. Fay Gilkey Calkins Ala’ilima passed away peacefully at her home on Pia Street in Honolulu, Hawaii at 11:00 am on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the age of eight-eight. Born of a US East Coast family with strong Puritan Quaker and Methodist traditions, Fay married her husband Le’iataualesa Vaiao Ala’ilima in January 1952 in Washington D.C. and committed her life to a Pacific community emerging from a colonial era. She will be remember for the many lives she touched through-out the Pacific with her stories, writings published and unpublished works (My Samoan Chief; Aggie Grey: A South Seas Saga, Samoa’s Changing Chiefdom), teachings, love for traveling, good humor, keen insight and intelligence.

She is survived by her husband Vaiao, her two younger sisters, Harriet Hunter and Gladys Keidel, 7 children, 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren.

Private Family Service will be held: Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Time: 9:00am
Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary
2233 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817

Public Memorial Service cele-brating Fay’s life will be held:
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Time: 2:00pm
Wesley United Methodist Church (Kahala) 1350 Hunakai St. Honolulu, HI 96816
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fay Alailima Trust Fund for sustainable forest agro project in Samoa.

BEATRICE ELIZABETH BENNETT

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BEATRICE ELIZABETH BENNETT
July 30, 2010

Beatrice (“Bea”) Elizabeth Bennett, 95, passed on peacefully in her home of 51 years in Honolulu, surrounded by her loving family. Her legacy is honored by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Bea was born on April 15, 1915 in Norwich, Connecticut, to Telley Eugene and Mary Elizabeth Babcock. Some of Bea’s fondest memories were of her childhood summers spent on the Atlantic shoreline. She always enjoyed being near the ocean.

She received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Bacteriology from Tufts University in 1939, where she was captain of the tennis team, a member of the diving team, and a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Bea met and fell in love with young intern Dr. James (“Jim”) Gordon Bennett while working in the lab at Robert Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. They were married on February 17, 1940. Together with great vitality and commitment, they successfully raised four loving children.

In 1959, Bea and Jim moved to Hawaii, where Bea was supportive of Jim’s appointment as one of the founding physicians of Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. Always first and foremost a devoted wife and mother, Bea spent a number of years closely involved in many aspects of community service as well. Among her many accomplishments as a volunteer was her dedicated work in the Outdoor Circle, and the KCAA Preschools of Hawaii and Symphony Thrift Shops. She was a member of the American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters. An avid tennis player from the age of 8 to 80 and nicknamed “the Killer Bea” on the court by her family, she continued to be an enthusiastic tennis fan in her twilight years. Though shirking the long-distance running embraced by her husband, she gladly accepted the title of “coach” and lead supporter of Bea’s Blue Blazers, the family’s running team. In addition, Bea had great knowledge of and appreciation for gardening, flower arranging, and the arts.

Beatrice is survived by son John (Malina) Bennett; daughter Carolyn Bennett; daughter Jean Bishop; five grandchildren (Richard [Denice] von Gnechten, Heidi [Jeff] Wright, Darcey Bennett, Marlisa Bennett and Kelley Bishop); and five great grandchildren (Jacque, Rachel and Danielle von Gnechten, and Ethan and Elijah Wright). Bea was predeceased by husband Jim and daughter Nancy Von.

Bea’s ashes will be interned with her beloved husband Jim of 55 years at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Private services to be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to one’s favorite charity if desired.

Dr. Chin-Jen Chiu

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July 19, 2010
Dr. Chin-Jen Chiu, 88, of Honolulu, a retired doctor of internal medicine, died. She was born in San She, China. She is survived by sons Peter and Yi-Sun “Simon”; daughters O Chiu, Grace and Peggy; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Magdalena Renti Cruz

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July 15, 2010
Magdalena Renti Cruz, 84, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Pacific Missile Range Facility supervisor, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Prudencio Jr. and Jonathan; daughters Jaqueline Duvauchelle, Darolyn Flores, Genoveva Renti Cruz and Crista Alegria; brothers Eugene and Phillip Sabado; sisters Laureta Ellis, Connie Damien and Anita Sabado; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha. Mass to follow. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

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Tamae Honda

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July 24, 2010
Tamae Honda, 90, of Makaweli, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alan, Alvin and Wayne; daughter Harriet Nitta; brother Ichiro Chiba; sisters Haruko Kamishita and Mitsue Games; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Waimea Shingon Mission. Burial at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Julius Wirth Ireland

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July 28, 2010
Julius Wirth Ireland, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Marine colonel and aviator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Delaware. He is survived by wife Virginia “Ginger,” son Michael, daughter Sandra Bellizzi, hanai son Alfred “Butch,” three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Committal services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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DANNY M. KATO, JR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

DANNY
M. KATO, JR.

Age 52, of Pearl City, Hawaii,passed away July 26, 2010 in Pearl City. Born June 13, 1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Danny was employed with Steve’s Electronic Corporation, SEC and formerly at Aloha Airlines.

He is survived by parents, Danny & Ellen Kato, Sr; sister, Donna Ann Kato.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (August 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please

James Stephen Lonokai Ke Jr.

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July 5, 2010
James Stephen “Ipo” Lonokai Ke Jr., 75, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe fitter, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Alapai and Gordon Ke, and Zachary, Clement Jr. and Jerome Kanuha; and sisters Ona Coachman, Linda and Cathrine Keliihoomalu, Louella Branco, Monica Pelekane, Rosemary Kanuha, Pocho Youderian and Caroline Smith. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Florence Chitose Kodama

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July 23, 2010
Florence Chitose Kodama, 87, of Waianae, a Kodama Orchid Nursery Ltd. employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benjamin; son Benjamin Jr.; daughters Lyndell Mark, Christine Fukuhara and Iris Lou; and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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BERNARD K.S. LEONG

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BERNARD K.S. LEONG

Amongst his loved ones, Bernard K. S. Leong, aged 78, died on July 3, 2010, at his home in Pt. Richmond, CA. While never a smoker, he had been diagnosed with lung cancer in late 2009.

He left his influence on friends, relatives, and colleagues from Honolulu, HI where he was born to Pt. Richmond, CA where he died. He attended McKinley High School in Honolulu, enlisted in the Coast Guard, and attended University of Hawaii. He continued to Northeastern University in Boston and earned his Masters Degree in Education at San Jose State College.

He subsequently served the Palo Alto School District as Media Director and retired after 25 years. All the while an entrepreneur, he also opened with his wife, Marion, M’s Tropical Fish Store in Mt. View, CA and operated that business for 15 years. He bought and sold many properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and at death, owned eight mini -storages.

He was a serious business man but was also playful and extremely generous. He was a passionate fisherman, the source of salmon and halibut from his Alaska adventures. He was an avid skier and he always enjoyed his Friday poker games. He travelled the world. He had a wonderful life.

Bernie shared over 50 years of his life with his wife Marion Lee Leong until her death in 2003. He subsequently established a loving relationship with Deborah Collier of Somerset, CA who supported him in his illness. Also preceding him death were parents, Hung Kee and Violet Leong and brother, Herbert. Surviving are sisters Gladys Honan, Reno, NV, Katherine Leong, HI, and brother Frederick (Winona) Leong, HI, sisters-in-law Melvia Cheng, KY, Margaret (Solomon) Kaulukukui, HI, and Marietta (Thomas) Tom, Palo Alto, CA. Numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews enjoyed their Uncle Bernie. Also mourning is the extended Ethel Chew family of San Jose, CA.

The family is grateful to friends Jerry Docktor, Nigel Robson, Karen Terrill, Bill Fisher, Barry Sweet, Paul Bergeron and Lorraine Elliott for their support and help.

We will celebrate his life on Aug. 21, 2010, at the El Sobrante United Methodist Church, 670 Appian Way, El Sobrante, CA, at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity is suggested. Aloha, Bernie.

Joan Margaret Lewis

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July 29, 2010
Joan Margaret Lewis, 73, of Lahaina, formerly of Matawan, N.J., died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in the Bronx, N.Y. She is survived by son William “Bill,” daughter Dwan and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Makawao Cemetery.

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Abraham Kealoha Ho’ohana Mokunui

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July 26, 2010
Abraham Kealoha Ho’ohana Mokunui, 72, of Honolulu, a former United Parcel Service driver and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Peggy, sons Abraham and Patrick, daughter Kimberly Saula, sister Carol Johnson and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward, 622 N. Judd St. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Oi Chan Mow

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July 24, 2010
Oi Chan Mow, 85, of Honolulu, owner of O.C. Mow Dependable Tax Service and an 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. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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CECILIA JEAN “AUNTY CEIL” SARABANO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

CECILIA JEAN “AUNTY CEIL” SARABANO

Age 65, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 3, 2010 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Born November 22, 1944 in Waialua, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Raymond Sarabano; son, Marty (Sonia) Sarabano; daughters, Desirae Jean (Douglas) Garcia, Tracee Shaffer; hanai daughter, Myra (Bill) Weisskopf; sister, Lydia (Leslie) Lunasco; grandchildren, Raymond Douglas Sarabano-Garcia, Raechel Jean Garcia, Alissa Balmoja, Marley Jean Sarabano, Tyson Dean Sarabano, Kylee Kaluheaokapuakea Shaffer, Keana Kaleiawapuhi Shaffer, Kaden Lee Shaffer; hanai grandchildren: Rianne Alohilani Malina, Rayna Kekelia Malina; step-grandchildren, Gerilyn Garcia, Kaipo Garcia, Divina Garcia.

Visitation 9:00-10:30 a.m. Friday (August 6) at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Andrew S.A. Shippy

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July 19, 2010
Andrew S.A. “Andy” Shippy, 63, of Honolulu, a Bekins Moving and Storage supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He also was a football equipment manager at Farrington High School and for the American Football Conference for the Pro Bowl. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanor; sons Andrew B. and Corey; daughter Brenna Kahana; brother William Nipp; sisters Elaine Myers, Evelyn Militante and Winona Castro; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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PATRICK THOMAS FIGUEROA SR.

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

PATRICK THOMAS FIGUEROA SR.

Age 61 of Kaneohe, passed away July 10. 2010 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born March 24, 1949 in Honolulu. Patrick was the owner of Pat’s Painting Service & Da Crew.

He is survived by wife, Eldora J. Figueroa; sons, Patrick “Pat Boy” (Ryvette) Figueroa Jr. of Maui, Jeffery “Jeff” (Cindy) Figueroa, Gabriel Figueroa of Hawaii, Matthew Figueroa of San Francisco, Austin “Boss” Figueroa; daughters, Stacia (Kehau) Mendes, Willora Kanoa, Kendra Kanoa, Jhanna Kanoa; mother, Margaret R. Figueroa; brothers, Wendell Figueroa, Francis Figuerroa, Michael (Sheila) Figueroa; 21 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday (8/7) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha Attire.

PATRICK “PAT” SHAMROCK LUDWIG MENESES SR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

PATRICK “PAT”
SHAMROCK LUDWIG
MENESES SR.

Age 49, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 7, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born April 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Patrick was a former sheet metal fabricator with 3-D Sheetmetal.

He is survived by wife, Elizabeth Meneses; sons, Patrick Meneses, Jr., Leighton Meneses, Zachary Lui, Kristle (Michael) Spillner, Tiana (Jensen) Haasenritter, Annie Stroud of California; brothers, Ray (Jennifer) Kealoha of Minnesota, Robert Meneses, Erin (Maria) Meneses, Jonathan (Tianna) Ah Sing; sister, Viola Mae (Jim) Hartley of Alaska; 2 grandchildren; numerous aunts, nephews, nieces, & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m.

DAVID “LEI” KAHANAOI SR.

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In Memoriam
March 3, 1929 – August 3, 2008

DAVID “LEI” KAHANAOI SR.

It has been 2 years since our Heavenly Father took you home to be with him in Paradise. We miss you and we love you.

Jeanne, David Jr., Damien (Rose), Duane (Mahealani), Debbie, Davelynn (Joe), Darlene (Russell), Denise, and all our Mo’opuna.

Patrick Thomas Figueroa Sr.

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July 10, 2010
Patrick Thomas Figueroa Sr., 61, of Kaneohe, owner of Pat’s Painting Service & Da Crew, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eldora J.; sons Patrick “Pat Boy” Jr., Jeffery “Jeff,” Gabriel, Matthew and Austin “Boss”; daughters Stacia Mendes and Willora, Kendra and Jhanna Kanoa; mother Margaret R.; brothers Wendell, Francis and Michael; and 21 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

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Glenn A. Leopoldo Sr.

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July 19, 2010
Glenn A. Leopoldo Sr., 65, of Henderson, Nev., a parking lot attendant, died in Henderson. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Lena, Kalei, Cherylene, Melissa-Ann and Glenn A. Jr. Leopoldo, and Glenda Noa; brother Victor; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Patrick Shamrock Ludwig Meneses Sr.

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July 7, 2010
Patrick Shamrock Ludwig “Pat” Meneses Sr., 49, of Ewa Beach, a former 3-D Sheetmetal fabricator, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Patrick Jr. and Leighton Meneses, and Zachary Lui; daughters Kristle Spillner, Tiana Hassenritter and Annie Stroud; brothers Ray Kealoha, Robert and Erin Meneses, and Jonathan Ah Sing; sister Viola Mae Hartley; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m.

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Melvin Tamotsu Uyeda

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July 31, 2010
Melvin Tamotsu Uyeda, 67, of Hilo, a retired Hawaiian Airlines agent at Hilo Airport, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Annette, son Shane, daughter Cheryl Hung, sisters Elsie Muramoto and Verna Voght, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Rizalina Lazo Zemina

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July 25, 2010
Rizalina Lazo Zemina, also known as “Lynn,” “Marilyn” and “Malen,” 56, of Mililani, a Navy veteran and an entrepreneur, died in Mililani. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Robert, son Zachary, daughters Heather Quinsland and Candice Zemina, parents Amparo and Bernard Arbiso, brother Mag Hatol and sister Maryann Valdez. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Leeward Community Church. Brightly colored aloha attire requested. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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