Archive for August 27th, 2010

Barbara Blackwell

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Aug. 7, 2010
Barbara Blackwell, 60, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Tripler Army Medical Center. She is survived by husband Danny J. Blackwell; sons Kalani and Sonny Johns and Isaiah Blackwell; daughters Rose Rosa and Tania Vaiau; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at 250 Aumoe Road, Kailua. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Benjamin Carpio

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Aug. 21, 2010
Benjamin Carpio, 84, of Honolulu, a retired manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Maria, sons Rey and Roly, and five grandchildren. Private services.

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JOSEPH KENNETH CONANT

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JOSEPH “JOE” KENNETH CONANT

Joseph “Joe” Kenneth Conant, 80, of Mililani, Hawaii passed away on August 1, 2010. He was born on October 3, 1929 in Natchitoches, Louisiana and attended schools in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. His higher educational achievements included two Bachelor Degrees and a Master of Arts Degree. He enjoyed a very successful career in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, receiving The Legion of Merit and The Army Commendation Medal, both with Oak Leaf Clusters.

Upon retiring from the Military, Joe started a career with the local government. He served in various positions with the Hawaii Housing Authority. In 1981, former Mayor Eileen Anderson appointed him Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development. He later became the Executive Director of the Housing Finance and Development Corporation with former Governor John D. Waihee, III. He was involved with the creation of master planned communities in Kapolei, Oahu; Lahaina, Maui; and Kealakehe, Hawaii. He retired from his second career in 1994.

Joe was a member of St. John Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church in Mililani, as well as, a member of the Mililani Lions Club. He was also involved with Ho`ala School in Wahiawa as the Site and Building Committee Chairperson and remained active in the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

Joe is survived by Dolores, his wife of fifty-seven years; Children, Lisa (Glenn), Karen (David), Sharon (Earl), Brian (Myra) and Yvette (Wendall); Grandchildren, Janeece (Jason), Ian, Brandon, Zachary (Ashley), Mykah, Heppy (dec.), Troy, Kylin, Zane, and Zoe; Great-Grandchildren, Dana, Jacob, Blake, and Jesse; Sisters, Alice, Theresa, Cecilia, and Elouise; Brother, James and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

“Honey,” “Dad,” “Grandpa Joe,” “Joe,”- we are all better people for having had you in our lives. You will be missed dearly!

Memorial Service on Monday, August 30, 2010 at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church in Mililani at 9:30 a.m. Army Honor Guard ceremony to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at 11:30 a.m. Burial Service 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Joseph K. Conant

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Aug. 1, 2010
Joseph K. Conant, 80, of Mililani, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and Hawaii Finance & Development Corp. executive director, died in Kapolei. He was born in Natchitoches, La. He is survived by wife B. Dolores; son Brian; daughters Lisa Ogawa, Karen C. Norville, Sharon La Cour and Yvette Omura; brother James; sisters Alice Gregory, Theresa Donatto, Cecilia McLaughlin and Elouise Martin; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Jeffrey Quides Daquep

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July 31, 2010
Jeffrey Quides “Jeff” Daquep, 31, of Pearl City, a Hansen Distribution Group truck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Janito, mother Tina, wife Michelle and sister Joyce Sacramento. Visitation: 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. today. Burial: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Valley of the Temples. Additional information for an obituary printed Sunday.

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Roger Earl Davidson

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Aug. 22, 2010
Roger Earl Davidson, 89, of Lihue, a retired Southern California Gas Co. engineer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by sons Mike and Jeff, daughter Judith, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ruth Constantine Ehrhorn

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Aug. 20, 2010
Ruth Constantine Ehrhorn, 68, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by husband William “Bill,” son Nicolas “Nick,” sister Zola Constantine and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Thursday at family residence. For more information, call 778-3371.

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Ora Hooks Finney

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Aug. 14, 2010
Ora Hooks Finney, 92, of Kapolei, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died. She was born in Conway, Ariz. She is survived by sons Emmett and Ricardo Finney, brother James F. Hooks and sister Flora Allen. Visitation to be held in Kansas City.

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Abigail Maluhia Awa Gonzalez

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Aug. 10, 2010
Abigail Maluhia Awa Gonzalez, 92, of Kaneohe died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alfred, Howard, Robert and Don Manthie, Dennis Awa and Timothy and Ronald Gonzalez; daughters Faye Stapleton, Petrona Harrell, Leslie Cazinha and Vaudine, Oveta and Lucia Gonzalez; sister Momi Porter; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Laenani Beach Park in Kaneohe. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Clarencena Hamby

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Aug. 20, 2010
Clarencena Hamby, 86, of Honolulu, a retired federal government travel disbursement supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kentucky. She is survived by sons Thomas Jr., Jeffrey and Timothy; daughters Barbara and Quincie Hamby and Maria Hawley; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. No services. Private burial.

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John Napali Akina III

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Aug. 24, 2010
John Napali Akina III, 52, of Waimea, a Securitas Security Services USA guard at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, died at home. He was born in Kaunakakai. He is survived by daughters Brooke Akina and Blair Embernate, mother Margarita Flores, brothers Vernon K. and Kimo, and sisters Noelani Akina and Puanani Etcheverry. Private services. For more information, call Lorrie Akina at 557-9669.

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Priscilla Anne Kuulei Kaauwai

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Aug. 23, 2010
Priscilla Anne Kuulei “Percy” Kaauwai, 60, of Aliamanu died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jack; son Jack Jr.; daughters Kattie, Karen Koreen, Kimberly and Kristal; brothers Russell, Lani, Paul, Nick and Gary; sisters Diane and Sandra; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Elizabeth Hjorth Kirch

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Aug. 20, 2010
Elizabeth Hjorth Kirch, 72, of Kailua, a volunteer licensed practical nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in Cook County, Ill. She is survived by son Stephen Doversola, daughter Amanda Lau, brother Peter Bowen Hjorth, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Mitsuo Maeda

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Aug. 21, 2010
Mitsuo Maeda, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Army staff sergeant and tour bus driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife In Sun “Ann,” son Roy, daughters Carol and Iris, stepdaughter Tina Nakahara and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes.

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SUNAO MIYABARA

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SUNAO MIYABARA

World Fellowship of Buddhists Founding Member

Sunao Miyabara, born in Pahoa Hawaii in 1919, World War II veteran, successful banker, diplomat, most senior Vice President and member of the Executive Council of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB), and beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed on August 21, 2010.

Sunao Miyabara dedicated his 91 years to living and teaching the precepts of Buddhism. He was a founding delegate at the inaugural session of the World Fellowship of Buddhists in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 1950. It’s goal, to increase communication and unity among all Buddhists world-wide.

In WWII, Sunao served as a Japanese language translator in the Burma Campaign. In 1943, while serving in India, he journeyed to Lumbini, Nepal, birthplace of the Buddha. Seeing the ruins and the sad state of this most holy place of Buddhism, he dedicated his life to restoring Lumbini and expanding the cause of Buddhism and world peace.

Sunao was an active member of the Executive Council of the WFB from 1950 to 2003. He was able to realize his dream of restoring Lumbini to a holy pilgrimage site when in 1967, Lumbini was reopened to the world. He was also very proud of his work with the Punch Bowl National Cemetery to engrave the Dharmacakra, the eight-spoked wheel of Dharma, (the international symbol of Buddhism) on the gravestones of Buddhist military veterans.

Sunao received many awards for his work globally with the WFB. In 1990, he was honored with the Merit Medal for World Peace, the Grand Merit Medal for lifetime service in 2000, and Honorary Vice President of the WFB For Life in 2003.

Sunao devoted much of his life’s energy to community service. That history includes Executive Director of the Young Buddhists Association, President of the Hawaii Kiwanis Club, Civil Air Patrol officer, Chairman of the Hawaii Housing Authority, Board member for Kuakini Hospital, board member on the Governor’s Commission on Youth and Children, Farrington High School P.T.A. president.

In 1972, he was appointed the Honorary Consul to Thailand, and though retired in 1992, he continued to perform many functions for the rest of his life. In 1984, he was awarded a Dean Emeritus of the Consular Corps of Hawaii, and in 1986 was awarded the Diplomat of the International Consular Academy.

Sunao balanced his humanitarian efforts with a successful career in finance. He retired from Liberty Bank as a Senior Vice President in 1976, thereafter managing his own import/export business.

Sunao and Chiyoko traveled the world with the WFB, attending more than 20 international conferences, visiting more than 30 countries. Despite the many hours devoted to work, he loved to golf and made The Golfer’s Pilgrimage to play at the famed St. Andrews course in Scotland.

Sunao and Chiyo were always the proud Grandpa and Grandma, attending every school event and loudly cheering at countless sports events. Even in recent years, they would be seen cheering on great-grandson Gabriel.

Sunao left this world on August 21st. He died at home under the loving care of his family. After many difficult hospitalizations, Sunao wished to die at home surrounded by his family. He was at peace coming home.

Sunao is survived by many loved ones, his wife of 64 years, Chiyoko, daughter Lorayne Kimi Treschuk, son Colin Takumi Miyabara, sister Yurie Hagihara, son-in-law Edward Treschuk, daughter-in-law Susan Okamura Miyabara, grandchildren Sasha Fernandes, Yuri Treschuk, Kenji Treschuk, Erica Miyabara, Marcus Miyabara, great-grandson Gabriel Fernandes, and many more in his loving ohana

Services celebrating Sunao’s life and contributions will be on August 29th at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Visitations at 4:00 pm. Services at 5:00pm.

Mele Tangikiama Pulu

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Aug. 18, 2010
Mele Tangikiama Pulu, 57, of Lihue died at home. She was born in Malapo, Tonga. She is survived by husband Sosaia V.; son Sione F. Pulu; daughters Luisa Aleli and Fehikitaki Maile; brothers Samuela, Siale, Takapautolo, Sioele, Sione V. and Semisi Hafoka; sister Sesi Oufiu; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lahaina Ward 2. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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HILARIO “AYYONG” JAMORABON RUMBAOA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

HILARIO “AYYONG” JAMORABON RUMBAOA

Age 77, of Honolulu, passed away August 19, 2010 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born March 16, 1933 in Lanao, Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of IFC (Independent Filipino Church).

He is survived by wife, Encarnacion Rumbaoa; sons, Irineo (Myrna) Rumbaoa, Froilan (Leonida) Rumbaoa; daughters, Shirley (Godofredo) Garvida, Jocelyn (Rey) Carnate, Nancy (Dante) Aguinaldo; sister, Victoria Ocinar; 13 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday (8/30) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Final services and burial will be held in the Philippines. Casual Attire.

MALAMALAMA TUIONU’U SALAUSA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

MALAMALAMA TUIONU’U SALAUSA

Age 59, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away August 7, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born September 27, 1950 in American Samoa. Malamalama was a member of the Uluai Ekalesia Meto Tisi I Waianae. She was a longtime employee of the Schofield Commissary.

She is survived by son, Maluelue Salausa, Jr.; daughter, Jovann (Alasi) Sylve-Matautia, To’afa (Noi) Tuionuu of GA, Tiasamo (Toefoi) Tuionuu; sisters, Saili M. (Esau) Tauanuu of CA, Malouamaua (Tofu) Aioletuna of CA, Leitu (Peni) Pele of CA, Alo T. Salausa, Faapaia (Logo) Savusa of CA; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (August 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (August 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Yeiichi Uyeunten

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Aug. 3, 2010
Yeiichi Uyeunten, 92, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mitsuyo, son Ralph, daughter Gale Sadaoka, brother Richard Unten, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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ANNA MARIE YOUNG

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ANNA MARIE YOUNG

Age 82, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away August 6, 2010 in Honolulu. Born April 18, 1928 in Kelsterbach, Germany. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Anna met and married Clarence when he was stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany, 1948. Shortly thereafter they returned to Hawaii and raised their family.

She is survived by husband, Clarence Y.K. Young; sons, John Young; daughters, Thelma A. (Dudley D.) Rice of Denver, CO, Pam Young, Martina (Bernard) Campos of Apple Valley, CA; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (September 1) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran