Archive for August 20th, 2010

Abraham Thomas Akana

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July 28, 2010
Abraham Thomas “Abe” Akana, 51, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Anna L. Kealoha-Akana; sons Terrence, Alecxander and Abraham Akana, Abruaym Kealoha, Soloman Kealoha-Kaaiwela, and Dalton Kealoha-Rajkowski; daughters Malia Teulilo, Jasmine Perdomo, Chalsey, Abreana and Leianna Kealoha, Xaraiyah Kealoha-Kaaiwela and Shanel Akana; hanai sons Nahina and Mark Tuinei, and McKenna Kaaiwela; hanai daughters Amanda and Britney Tuinei, and Alyssa and Alannah Kaaiwela; mother Annie Ortiz; father Clarence Ortiz Sr.; brothers Peter Akana and Matthew Ortiz; sisters Jaquelyn Balen, Francine Ortiz, Miko Sunada and Jeanie Stacy; stepbrother Clarence Ortiz Jr.; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at Pokai Bay Cabana on Farrington Highway, Waianae. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anna Mae Apoliona

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Aug. 2, 2010
Anna Mae Apoliona, 77, of Waipahu, a receptionist in the travel industry, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Leslie J., sisters Anna and Gladys Helbush, and a grandson. Private services.

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Dorothy Aranaydo

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Aug. 10, 2010
Dorothy Aranaydo, 65, of Las Vegas died in Sandy Valley, Nev. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry; sons Harrison, Hadrian and Harland; daughters Gwendolyn and Marlene Aranaydo, Carla Sadler and Darlene Vertido; brother Solomon Siangco; sisters Caroline Albano, Natividad Fernandez, Theresa Nobori, Elizabeth Siangco and America Childress; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services in Las Vegas. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 2 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Honolulu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Shirley Ann Bailey

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Aug. 13, 2010
Shirley Ann Bailey, 73, of Hilo, a property manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Klondyke, Ariz. She is survived by sons William D. and Jimmy Z., daughter Toni L. and four grandchildren. No services.

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Lydia Dumalanta Bayani

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Aug. 7, 2010
Lydia Dumalanta Bayani, 71, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Burgos, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Felipe A.; son Edgar; daughters Fely Ventura, Rachel Bayani-Negre, Daisy Bayani-Dahilig, Leah Bayani and Reggie Regalario; brother Josue Dumalanta; sister Rebecca Lopez; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples.

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Helen Devaughn Cain

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Aug. 9, 2010
Helen Devaughn Cain, 88, of Kailua died in Kaneohe. She was born in Arnoldsburg, W.Va. She is survived by daughter Carolyn L. Adams; brothers Jess, Carl and Chester Sturm; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services in West Virginia at a later date.

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Elsie Kim Cantu

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June 19, 2010
Elsie Kim Cantu, 82, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Joanne Solliday, brother David Kim, sister Edna Hiyane, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenneth Dressler

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Aug. 14, 2010
Kenneth Dressler, 92, of Pahoa, Hawaii, formerly of Ventura, Calif., a retired air traffic controller and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Akron, Ohio. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons Terry, Todd and Brian; daughter Lee Ann Green; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Serv-ices at a later date.

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Amy Toshie Fujii

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July 14, 2010
Amy Toshie Fujii, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki High School teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Alan Y. and sisters Jane E. Fujii, Dorothy Y. Colonnese, Gladys S. Tamashiro and Beatrice N. Shimabuku. Private services.

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Helen Greene

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Aug. 13, 2010
Helen “Mace” Greene, 95, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by son Ed, daughter Chace Kendro, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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George Evan Hansen

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Aug. 4, 2010
George Evan Hansen, 84, of Haleiwa, a Navy machinist’s mate second class and World War II veteran, died in Haleiwa. He was born in San Francisco. Services: 8 a.m. tomorrow at Waimea Bay Beach, Haleiwa. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Kingo Hayashi

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Aug. 1, 2010
Kingo Hayashi, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired Occidental Insurance Co. insurance agent and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Mana, Kauai. He is survived by sister Tsurue Migita. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Carrie Suyeko Hoe

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Aug. 8, 2010
Carrie Suyeko Hoe, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Davenroy Linen Supply presser, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Walter S. Jr.; daughters Patricia K. Chun, Arlene H. Katahira and Corinne L. Lloyd; brother Earl M. Okamoto; sister Lorraine Y. Hamasaki; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Wallace Kenneth Medeiros Jr.

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Aug. 14, 2010
Wallace Kenneth “Bo” Medeiros Jr., 52, of Waimanalo, a hotel and hospital security officer, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Renee Pfeiffer; stepson Shane Pfeiffer; mother Elizabeth Daoang; brothers Gabriel, Darrell, George and William; and sisters Adrienne-Sunny Algoso and Geraldine Laamea. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Mass: 1:15 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yaeko Kunihiro Kim

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July 29, 2010
Yaeko Kunihiro Kim, 81, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Dennis G.; daughter Dorothy Faber; brother Mitsuru Kunihiro; sisters Yoshie Amimoto, Kimiko Koyanagi and Hanako Takahashi; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Johnson Kwock

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JOHNSON KWOCK

August 9, 2010

Johnson Kwock, 65, a civil engineer employed by SSFM International in Korea. He was born in Honolulu, a graduate of Maryknoll School and Michigan State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam.

He is survived by wife, Chong Hui, daughters Traci (Kevin) Rhee of Maryland, Darci and Michelle, two grandchildren, Miles and Amelia Rhee, five brothers and two sisters.

Services at National Cemetery of the Pacific at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2010.

Dexter Wainley Lum

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Aug. 5, 2010
Dexter Wainley Lum, 68, of Honolulu, a real estate broker, appraiser and part-time teacher, died in Honolulu. He also was an Air Force veteran. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Suzette Oide and Sheree Orsi, and stepmother Charlotte Lum. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Scottish Rite Cathedral. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. next Friday at Shriners Beach Club, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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Grace Kazuyo Matsuoka

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Aug. 17, 2010
Grace Kazuyo Matsuoka, 95, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kalihiwai, Kauai. She is survived by sons Fredric “Saichi” and Lance Kawahara, daughters Joyce “Jo” Olson and Faith Kawahara-Seal, sister Eleanor Okubo, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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MONA MICHIKO MORRIS

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MONA MICHIKO MORRIS

97, of Honolulu, passed away on August 10, 2010. A retired Waitress of the Outrigger Reef Hotel. Pre-deceased by sons James E. Morris, Fred J. Morris and Robert J.M. Morris. Survived by 13 Grandchildren; 41 Great-Grandchildren; and 2 Great- Great Grandchildren. Visitation on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Borthwick Mortuary from 9:00am to 1:30pm, Service at 10:30am. Burial at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00pm.

Hideki Nagata

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Aug. 17, 2010
Hideki “Shy” Nagata, 81, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Transportation bridge maintenance worker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Bertha, sons Dale H. and Alan H., brother Tokiwo and sisters Sue T. Saiki, Tatsuko Nishimura and Hisako Kurata. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Linda Yukie Oyadomari

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July 3, 2010
Linda Yukie Oyadomari, 47, of Lahaina died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Kenneth and Doris, brother David and sister Diane. Private services.

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Jesus Pasa

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Aug. 12, 2010
Jesus Pasa, 54, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda. Private services.

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CHARLOTTE MONIZ PORLAS

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

CHARLOTTE MONIZ PORLAS

Age 82, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away August 3, 2010 in Honolulu. Born November 24, 1927 in Hilo, Hawaii.

She is survived by daughters, Melinda (James) Nishimura, Barbara (Derek) Soma; brothers, James Moniz of Hilo, Robert (Mary) Moniz of Hilo, Eugene (Tani) Moniz, George (Vicky) Moniz of Idaho; sister, Dorothy Ventura; daughter, Mary Ventura; step-daughters, Rosemarie Mason, Alice Porlas; 14 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Services were held.

Charlotte Moniz Porlas

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Aug. 3, 2010
Charlotte Moniz Porlas, 82, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Melinda Nishimura, Barbara Soma and Mary Ventura; stepdaughters Rosemarie Mason and Alice Porlas; brothers James, Robert, Eugene and George Moniz; sister Dorothy Ventura; and 14 grandchildren. Services held. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

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ALICE LEILANI POTES

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

ALICE LEILANI POTES

Age 69, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away July 30, 2010 in Las Vegas. Born March 10, 1941 in Kau, Pahala, Hawaii. A member of Kaahumanu Society and active member of Paradise Chapel in Maili. Also a Kupuna with Department of Education at Naniikapono Elementary School.

She is survived by daughters, Leticia (Mike) Potes Fevella of Las Vegas, NV, Nita Potes; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Rose) Delosantos; sister-in-law, Connie (Ernie) Glorioso of Florida; step-son, Ernesto Potes of Virginia.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (August 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (August 25) at Paradise Chapel; 87-125 Maipalaoa Rd., Maili) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:00 p.m. at Nanakuli Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Masako Annette Shinsato

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Aug. 12, 2010
Masako Annette Shinsato, 87, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Herbert M., Michael H., Lawrence S. and Rodney S.; daughter Janet S. Tolentino; sisters Kimiko K. Shimabukuro, Nancy Johnson and Gladys Nagamine; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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LEONARDO INDIG DELA CRUZ SR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

LEONARDO INDIG DELA CRUZ SR.

Age 55, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 24, 2010 in Honolulu. Born September 30, 1954 in Lodiong, Tambulig Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines. He was employed at Monsanto Farm.

He is survived by wife, Erlinda M. Dela Cruz; sons, Robin (Merlyn) Dela Cruz, Herberth (Mary Jane) Dela Cruz, Leonardo Dela Cruz Jr, Robert Dela Cruz; daughter, Leolinda (Neal) Paulo; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Rosalinda Espinosa of Philippines, Estrella Dela Cruz, Bernadit Galon; brother, Sergio Dela Cruz.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (August 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (August 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Domingo Castro Degala Sr.

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July 15, 2010
Domingo Castro “Doming” Degala Sr., 73, of Kapolei, an Oahu Construction Co. retiree and Mililani Agricultural Park farmer, died in Kapolei. He was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonila P.; sons Edwin, Mardio, Mariano, Gilbert and Domingo Jr.; daughters May Morales and Elizabeth Degala; brothers Catalino and Alfredo; sister Apelina; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shigeo Robert Nitta Sr.

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Aug. 13, 2010
Shigeo Robert Nitta Sr., 82, of Lahaina, a retired Hawaiian Dredging carpenter, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Rodney, Roger, Robert and Regan; daughters Roberta Kamakawiwoole, Lori Garoutte, Noella Iwahashi and Norine Matsumura; brothers Masaru and Ray Nitta, and Yoshino Okazaki; sisters Mildred Tsukuda, Mary Wakamatsu and Ethel Okabe; 24 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Reception to follow at Laniuopoko Beach Park.

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Esther Saeko Sunakoda

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Aug. 3, 2010
Esther Saeko Sunakoda, 75, of Hilo, a retired Pahala Elementary School teacher, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Eugene, sons Kent and Jay, brother James Kawasaki and sisters Helen Murata and Alice Inouye. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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