Archive for August 7th, 2010

CARL R. NELSON

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

CARL R. NELSON

Age 54, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away July 6, 2010 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Born December 20, 1955 in Yokosuka, Japan. A member of the Professional Golfers Association, PGA, and a retired Head Pro for the Par 3 Golf Course on Hickam Airforce Base. Above all a unconditional Loving Father and Truly devoted Husband.

He is survived by wife, Linda Marie Carrillo; daughter, Christine Ann Nelson; mother, Maria Nelson; sisters, Teresa M. Nelson, Louise Ponsiano, Angela M. Rivera; brother, Anthony J. Nelson; 1 granddaughter.

Visitation 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

COL. JW IRELAND USMC (RET)

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COL. JW IRELAND USMC (RET)

Born in Delaware in 1917, “Buck” was raised in Baltimore, and a graduate of the University of Maryland. In 1941 he became a Marine Corps Aviator. During his career of 28 years he flew Corsairs off aircraft carriers in the Pacific in WW II and was declared an “Ace” in 1944, C.O. VMF223; flew jets in the Korean War, C.O. VMF324; flew helicopters in the Vietnam War, C.O. MAG16. He earned numerous commendations including the Distinguished Flying Cross. Buck retired from the Corps in 1967 and started General Business Services in Kailua, consulting to small businesses on bookkeeping and tax preparation.

Loved ones include his wife, Virginia; daughter Sandra Ireland Bellizzi; son Michael Ireland; hanai son Alfred “Butch” Ireland; grandchildren Anna Bellizzi, Anthony Bellizzi and Schelin Ireland; great grandchild Sophia Bellizzi; nieces, nephews and many treasured friends.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to Bristol Hospice Foundation.
Committal service and interment at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe 11:00 am Mon., August 9.

Lourdes Asuncion Agtarap

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July 15, 2010
Lourdes Asuncion Agtarap, 90, of Honolulu died in Las Vegas. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by son Dominador, daughters Narda Bumanglag and Celestina Strahle, brother Maximo Asuncion and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. next Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 12:45 p.m. next Saturday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Annell Aulani Bell

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July 23, 2010
Annell Aulani “Lani” Bell, 78, of Honolulu, a retired former J.C. Penney Co. Ala Moana gift wrapping department supervisor and homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons David, Hiram, Michael, Douglas and Gerard; daughters Geralyn Bell and Laurie Tolbert; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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JOSE “JOE” ALCOSEBA BERANO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

JOSE “JOE” ALCOSEBA BERANO

Age 84, Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away July 18, 2010 in Aiea. Born March 25, 1926 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. A retired Sergeant from the U.S. Army and also at Pacific Construction. A member of Labor’s
International Union of North America Local 368.

He is survived by wife, Leticia P. Berano; son, Lester (Evelyn) Berano; 4 grandsons; brothers, Raymond (Toni) Birano, Jon Berano; sister, Nancy Cui; sister-in-law, Asuncion “Kay” Berano; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (August 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Thursday (August 12) at St. Philomena Catholic Church; (3300 Ala Laulani Pl., Salt Lake) Mass 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOSE “JOE” ALCOSEBA BERANO

Posted On August 7th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

JOSE “JOE” ALCOSEBA BERANO

Age 84, Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away July 18, 2010 in Aiea. Born March 25, 1926 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. A retired Sergeant from the U.S. Army and also at Pacific Construction. A member of Labor’s
International Union of North America Local 368.

He is survived by wife, Leticia P. Berano; son, Lester (Evelyn) Berano; 4 grandsons; brothers, Raymond (Toni) Birano, Jon Berano; sister, Nancy Cui; sister-in-law, Asuncion “Kay” Berano; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (August 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Thursday (August 12) at St. Philomena Catholic Church; (3300 Ala Laulani Pl., Salt Lake) Mass 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Jose Alcoseba Berano

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July 18, 2010
Jose Alcoseba “Joe” Berano, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Army sergeant and Pacific Construction employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Leticia P., son Lester, brothers Raymond Birano and Jon Berano, sister Nancy Cui and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Salt Lake. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eugene Galay Cortez

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Aug. 1, 2010
Eugene Galay Cortez, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Radford High School custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Mae-Claire and Lisa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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EDITH FUMIKO FUJITA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

EDITH FUMIKO FUJITA

Age 87, of Pearl City, passed away July 22, 2010 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born January 26, 1923 in Eleele, Kauai.

She is survived by daughters, Joyce S. Jo, Carole (Michael) Angulo of Washington; son, James Fujita of Washington; brothers, Stanley (Margaret) Hirozawa of Michigan, Henry (Faye) Hirozawa of California; sisters, Charlotte (Morris) Takishima, Doris (Henry) Ishida, Florence Kubota of California, Janet (Ed) Nitahara of California, Lois (Dave) Oshiro; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

James B.V. Gascon

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July 30, 2010
James B.V. “Jimmy” Gascon, 89, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter shop foreman for the Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lapog, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Honorata “Rita”; sons Reginald, Garrick, Leonard and Brian; daughter May Tanoura; hanai sons Daniel Richardson and Clayton Mew; brothers Hilarion “Sonny” and Jose Gascon; sisters Ludy Inovejas, Mary Cordero, Dorothy Godin, Betty Manois and Rosalinda Pregana; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual and aloha attire.

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Bruce Shigeki Hamada

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July 30, 2010
Bruce Shigeki Hamada, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Band member and Army veteran, died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Randall Y. Iwase and Bruce T. Hamada; daughters Larrene H. Iwase, Richie H. Hamada and Rissa T. Miyasato; brothers Harold S., Richard K. and Paul T.; sisters Nancy S. Ogino and Janet K. Hirata; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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MANUEL “MANNY” ANITO BARTOLOME, JR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

MANUEL
“MANNY” ANITO
BARTOLOME, JR.

Age 83, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away July 21, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born April 5, 1927 in Wailuku, Hawaii. Manuel retired from Hickam Air Force Base as a Aircraft Sheetmetal Fabricator. He was a former boxer with the United States Air Force.

He is survived by wife, Victoria Bartolome; sons, John (Vivian) Bartolome of Virginia, Stanley (Jan) Bartolome; daughters, Josie Herr of N.Y., Rosa Robello, Mary (Dennis) Hartsock of TX; sister, Viyes Marerro; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (August 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

PUNA K. LIWAI, JR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

PUNA K. LIWAI, JR.

Age 81, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away July 26, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born July 5, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Puna was a retiree from the Hawaiian Telephone Company.
He was a member of the International IBEW.

He is survived by sons; Wayne E. (Patricia) Liwai, Scott (Choo Han) Liwai; daughters, Roseann Liwai Patinio, Sarahann (Lawrence) Lopes; brother, William Mahaulu; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; numerous: nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Manuel Anito Bartolome Jr.

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July 21, 2010
Manuel Anito “Manny” Bartolome Jr., 83, of Waipahu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base aircraft sheet metal fabricator, Air Force boxer and veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Victoria; sons John and Stanley; daughters Josie Herr, Rosa Robello and Mary Hartsock; sister Viyes Marerro; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Puna K. Liwai Jr.

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July 26, 2010
Puna K. Liwai Jr., 81, of Mililani, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wayne E. and Scott, daughters Roseann L. Patinio and Sarahann Lopes, brother William Mahaulu, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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William D. Sanders Jr.

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July 26, 2010
The Rev. William D. Sanders Jr., 74, of Fort Worth, Texas, an Ewa Beach Baptist Church pastor and Air Force veteran, died in Fort Worth. He was born in Fairmont, Va. He is survived by sons Bill, David, Matt, Aldon and Scott; daughters Cheryl S. Macalik and Rebecca Ramsey; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grand- children. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Wahiawa, 1233 California Ave. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Togo Langrine

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July 26, 2010
Togo Langrine, 73, of Ewa Beach, U.S. Postal Service branch manager, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in the Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Amera; son Wendall; daughters Naire, Gayle, Blaudina and Fumiko; and 19 grandchildren. Services held. Burial: 12:30 p.m. today at Mililani Memorial Park.

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RENEE MALIA DUDOIT LESSARY

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

RENEE MALIA DUDOIT
LESSARY

Age 37, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away July 28, 2010 in Honolulu. Born May 30, 1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii. “Love Sunsets”

She is survived by husband, Ted Lessary; children, Kaneala Dudoit, Keoni Dudoit, Kiani Dudoit, Kalani Lessary, Christy Lessary, JoJo Lessary, Teddy Boy Lessary, Ashley Lessary, Buddy Lessary; parents, John & Debbie Dudoit; mother, Katherine Griep; brothers, Jon Edward Dudoit, Kaipo Lopaka Dudoit, Keoki Kapelieala Dudoit; grandmother, Mary N. Dudoit; grandfather, Frederick Kalauli.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (August 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Renee Malia Dudoit Lessary

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July 28, 2010
Renee Malia Dudoit Lessary, 37, of Waianae died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ted; sons Kaneala and Keoni Dudoit and Kalani, Teddy Boy and Buddy Lessary; daughters Kiani Dudoit and Christy, JoJo and Ashley Lessary; parents John and Debbie Dudoit; mother Katherine Griep; brothers Jon E., Kaipo L. and Keoki K. Dudoit; and grandparents Frederick Kalauli and Mary N. Dudoit. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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Stephen Nobler

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July 25, 2010
Stephen “Steve” Nobler, 63, of Honolulu, a computer consultant and Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Redwood City, Calif. He is survived by daughter Janice, brother Alan and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Calvary by the Sea, 5339 Kalanianaole Highway. Aloha attire.

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Natsue Okada

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July 19, 2010
Natsue “Natchan” Okada, 87, of Aiea, a retired Kamehameha Schools custodian, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Gilbert T. Morita and Melvin Okada, sister Yoshino Okada, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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ELIZABETH DOLE PORTEUS

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ELIZABETH DOLE PORTEUS
Dies at 99

Elizabeth Dole Porteus, once dubbed the ‘Pineapple Princess’ as daughter of pineapple visionary James Dole, passed away July 24, 2010, at the age of 99 after a distinguished life as an avid historian, genealogist, and author.

Born in old Honolulu in 1911, Betty was a great-granddaughter of missionary William Patterson Alexander. She attended Punahou School and then obtained her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and her master’s degree in social work from Smith College. At Smith Betty worked with wayward youth and had always hoped to continue in social work, but upon graduation she married former Punahou classmate, D. Hebden Porteus, then a young attorney and aspiring politician, and went on to raise five children in Manoa. Betty was active in community affairs, including the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society and the Daughter’s of Hawaii, and supported Hebden’s three-decade career in politics, which included serving as Secretary of Hawaii’s first Constitutional Convention and President of the second ConCon.

A lifelong learner and born with a zest for life, Betty’s life belied her upbringing of privilege, however. Even as a senior citizen she still loved to climb trees, scale the Pali and the cliffs of South Point, go mudsliding at Nuuanu, and hike to the “Toilet Bowl” at Haunauma Bay. She studied Hawaiian language, Hawaiian history, astronomy and native plants, and she shared her knowledge of and love for the islands with stories for family and visitors alike.

Betty will particularly be remembered for her writing, which culminated in her first book being published at the age of 76 and a writing career that extended into her 90s. As Betty described often, the seeds of this were planted when, as a young mother, she took the simple step of “escaping the drudgery of housework” by carving out an hour for herself each day to write. She submitted her work to the Honolulu Advertiser and surprised herself by being hired as a columnist, which she penned under the name of “Anne Drummond” as to not interfere with her husband’s politics. The pseudonym gave Betty greater license to express her own views, and so in between changing diapers and making dinners she wrote on a range of topics which revealed her concern for the lives of women and children.

Eventually Betty gave up her column as her family grew, but she nevertheless continued her writing which culminated in three published books and a host of unpublished biographies. Her proudest accomplishment in writing was publishing her book, “My Twentieth Century Philosophy,” in which she espoused her theory for success in life: follow your own creative impulses. In essence, Betty encouraged people to pursue their dreams and act on their creative ideas, since she was convinced that by doing so would bring harmony to not only one’s life but also to the world as a whole.

True to her own advice, Betty lived her life to the fullest and she will be remembered for her curiosity, intellect, and enthusiasm for life. Her death at the age of 99 marks another milestone in the pages from old Hawaii, yet her legacy continues through her writing and through her large family of 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, all of whom were her pride and joy. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 14th at the Punahou Chapel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The family requests no flowers but donations can be made to Punahou School.

Thomas Silva

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June 25, 2010
Thomas Wailehua “Babe” Silva, 94, of Waianae, a retired business owner, Army combat engineer and National Guard veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth N., sons Thomas W. Jr. and Franklin, daughters Winona Brown and Kathleen Dehne, brother Almer and sisters Elizabeth and Mei. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Gudelia Tuliao Tabadero

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July 27, 2010
Gudelia Tuliao “Mila” Tabadero, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tuliao, Santa Barbara, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Daniel “Danny”; daughters Aurora “Au” Tuliao, Flordeliza “Liza” Roman and Criselda “Cris” Afante; sister Magdalena Tuliao; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grand- child. Visitation: 10 a.m. next Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Services: 11:15 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Yu Ying Wang

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Aug. 3, 2010
Yu Ying Wang, 86, of Honolulu died. She was born in Zhong Shan, China. She is survived by sons Bo Lun Lau and Bao Lian Liu, two brothers, a sister, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation and Taoist services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Renny Keiho Yasuda

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Aug. 5, 2010
Renny Keiho Yasuda, a retired U.S. Postal Service bookkeeper and Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Hazel S., daughters Gayle S. Ah Quin and Cynthia C. Yasuda, brothers Kaiso “Bolo” and Edward K. “Chip,” sister Alice F. Miyasato, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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