Archive for September 10th, 2010

PAULINE TOSHIKO ANZAI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

PAULINE TOSHIKO ANZAI

Age 87, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away August 17, 2010 in Pearl City Nursing Home. Born Sept. 8, 1922 in Waipahu, Hawaii. A retired seamstress.

She is survived by sister, Mildred Taniguchi; nieces, nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews.

Private services were held.

Pauline Toshiko Anzai

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Aug. 17, 2010
Pauline Toshiko Anzai, 87, of Pearl City, a retired seamstress, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sister Mildred Taniguchi. Private services.

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John Yorozu Fujinaka

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June 8, 2010
John Yorozu Fujinaka, 84, of Las Vegas, owner of Kose Cosmetics, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by son Jon S.; brother Katashi; sisters Yoshino Yamada, Kimiko Takayama, Sumie Asai and Itsue Kimura; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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Takashi Genishi

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Aug. 18, 2010
Takashi Genishi, 91, of Waipahu, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. powerhouse operator and Military Intelligence Service, Headquarters CO, member, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Kalauoa. He is survived by wife Bessie T., sons Steven and Wayne, daughter Laurie, and sisters Chisato Yoneda and Aiko Tanaka. Private services.

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James Gilmour

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Aug. 28, 2010
James Gilmour, 85, of Kailua, a retired Air Force master sergeant who served during World War II and the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Scotland. He is survived by hanai nephew Robert Turran, hanai niece Karen Turran and hanai grandson Tyler Turran. Private services.

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Nancy Brown Goodreau

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Aug. 30, 2010

Nancy Brown Goodreau, also known as Nancy Orosco, 66, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired state Department of Human Services income maintenance worker and Air Force veteran, died at home. She was born in Keota, Iowa. She is survived by husband Darryl, son Robbie Hauck, daughter Annie Hauck, sister Katherine Brown and two grandchildren. No services.

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Steven Robert Greb

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Sept. 2, 2010
Steven Robert Greb, 60, of Miamisburg, Ohio, a former University of Hawaii Cancer Research Institute research coordinator, died at home. Services on the mainland.

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Nancy Cook Guyette

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Aug. 30, 2010
Nancy Cook Guyette, 59, of Mililani, an Iroquois Point Elementary School teacher, died in Mililani. She was born in Keene, N.H. She is survived by husband Ken, son Andrew and daughter Carrie Borchers. Private services.

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Nobuko Higashi

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Aug. 22, 2010
Nobuko HIgashi, 87, of Aiea, an Iolani Sportswear garment supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald and Alton, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kazuo Ihara

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Aug. 29, 2010
Kazuo “Sam” Ihara, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Fort Shafter employee, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son Calvin, daughters Sheila Oyama and Ada Ching, and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Dean Yukito Izuka

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Aug. 31, 2010
Dean Yukito Izuka, 59, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard supervisor, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Iris M.K., daughters Deanna M. and Donna M., and sister Colleen Shimizu. Visitation: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Enrique Lariosa Jr.

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Aug. 30, 2010
Enrique Lariosa Jr., 74, of Oceanside, Calif., a retired Marine Corps chief warrant officer, died in Oceanside. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Dane, daughter Debbie and three grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

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Kay Kiyono Kaneshima

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Sept. 2, 2010
Kay Kiyono Kaneshima, 87, of Hilo, a retired executive secretary to the high commisioner of Okinawa and Ikenobo Ikebana Society instructor, died at home. She was born in Kaumana, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Hitoshi and Miyoshi Ikeda. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Clayton Uichi Kaya

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Sept. 7, 2010
Clayton Uichi Kaya, 56, of Honolulu, a self-employed life insurance broker doing business as Clayton Kaya and Associates, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Sheryl Shimada, son Jasen D., daughter Cecily D.M., mother Hazel K. and brother Steven T. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Raymond Kaopuiki Keamohuli

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Aug. 17, 2010
Raymond Kaopuiki Keamohuli, 63, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Thrifty/Dollar Rent A Car shuttle driver at Lihue Airport, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Pauoa. He is survived by wife Cynthia L., brother William “Coppa” and sister Raynette Makepa. Services: noon Sunday at Kalapaki Beach. Celebration of life to follow. Oahu services pending. Casual attire.

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Tayzah Ann Leilani Masako Kekumu

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Aug. 31, 2010
Tayzah Ann Leilani Masako Kekumu, infant daughter of Gerome and Tiffany of Waianae, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Gavin, sister Tayzlyn and numerous grandparents and great-grandparents. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Leeward, Waipahu. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edward Seiichi Kishinami

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Aug. 26, 2010
Edward Seiichi Kishinami, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard carpenter, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughter Elaine Tadaki, brother Robert, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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MARGARITA MANEJA MAPANAO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

MARGARITA MANEJA MAPANAO

Age 86, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 4, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born December 24, 1923 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Margarita enjoyed travelling to the mainland and the Philippines to visit family and an occassional side trip to Las Vegas.

She is survived by sons, Daniel Mapanao of Philippines, Cesar Mapanao of Philippines, Eduardo (Luz) Mapanao, Joey (Susan) Mapanao, Alberto (Laurelei) Mapanao of Belfair, WA; daughters, Rose (Edd) Kruk of Belfair, WA, Caridad (Tim) Farley of Belfair, WA, Elizabeth (Zaldy) Dulay of Philippines; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (September 13) at St Anthony Catholic Church; (640 Puuhale St., Honolulu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

BARBARA TERUKO NAKAMORI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

BARBARA TERUKO NAKAMORI

Age 76, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away August 25, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born January 31, 1934 in Waialua. She was a member of Wahiawa Soto Mission.

She is survived by husband, William Y. Nakamori; son, Bryce (Kathy) Nakamori of California; daughters, Jill (Angel) Martinez of Washington, Kimberly Nakamori; 2 grandchildren; brothers, George (Grace) Kubo of California, James (Jean) Kubo; nieces and nephews.

Private Services were held.

Madison Eldon Oliver

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Aug. 17, 2010
Madison Eldon Oliver, 85, of Woodburn, Ore., formerly of Ho-nolulu, a registered professional engineer, Parsons Hawaii general manager and U.S. Naval Amphibious Forces veteran who served during World War II, died. He was born in Hermosa Beach, Calif. He is survived by wife Virginia and sister Madelyn Wallace. Services on the mainland.

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Howard Kwock Sing Pang

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Aug. 22, 2010
Howard Kwock Sing Pang, 79, of Pearl City, a retired insurance agent and Army captain who served in the Korean War, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Wilfred K.T., Benjamin “Barney,” Alvin K.H. and Franklin K.W.; and sisters Joyce Dryman, Sally Chong and Mathilda “Tille” Roat. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Francis Leon Reyes

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Aug. 26, 2010
Francis Leon “Fatty” Reyes, 73, of Waianae, a retired Outrigger Hotels carpet layer, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Francis “Bola,” Lindsey, Larry and Harry; daughter Debbie Vause; sister Eleanor Mata; 12 grandchidren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Hazel Masayo Shimabukuro

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Aug. 26, 2010
Hazel Masayo Shimabukuro, 90, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by sons George K. and Randall T., seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Private inurnment. No flowers.

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Dorothy Eleanor Wilson

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Sept. 1, 2010
Dorothy Eleanor Wilson, 92, of Kailua, a retired federal employee at Hickam Field, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Wanda Rokero, sister Gladys Boies, 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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ELISHA MCCORD WITT

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Elisha McCord Witt
November 17, 1979 – September 8, 2010

Undefeated in spirit and generous of heart throughout his battle with cancer, Eli is survived by parents Maril McCord of Boise, Idaho and Robert Witt of Honolulu; his brother Nathaniel McCord Witt and sister-in-law Vicki of Perth, Australia with their children Alyssa Lani and Cooper James. He attended the Honolulu Waldorf School, and graduated from ‘Iolani School in 1998. He attained his marine sciences degree from Purdue University and Masters of Science from UH Manoa which included highly regarded research at Coconut Island. He served in the Peace Corps in Western Samoa and maintained steadfast dedication to the Polynesian Voyaging Society. He served as crew member and Communications Officer on the Hokule’a on the March ’09 Voyage to Palmyra. Eli will be missed by his colleagues and students at the Myron B. Thompson Academy Public Charter School. His legacy will be carried with honor and undying affection by family members and countless friends. We will carry his torch forward. Contributions may be made to his requested legacy: ‘Iolani School – Eli McCord Witt Award for Student Athlete at 563 Kamoku Street, Honolulu HI 96826 or to a charity of your choice. A service to honor Eli is planned for Sunday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. at Honolulu Waldorf School at 350 Ulua Street in Niu Valley.

HAROLD S. WRIGHT

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HAROLD S. WRIGHT

Harold S. Wright passed away at age 91 in Honolulu on August 20th, 2010. He is survived by his wife June G. Wright, sons Barry H. Wright and Kirby M. Wright, daughter Julie A. Wright, and daughter-in-law Darcy L. Wright.

Wright was born in Honolulu on November 9th, 1918 and graduated with honors from both St. Louis High School and the University of Hawaii. He attended UH on a competitive scholarship awarded by the then Territory of Hawaii and was elected student body president in his senior year.

On December 7th, 1941, Wright, an ROTC officer, volunteered to serve with the Territorial Guard and in March of 1941 he was commissioned a second lieutenant with the U.S. Army. He participated as an infantry officer in the Marshalls and Marianas Campaigns and was awarded a pair of battle stars for combat. He was promoted to captain and then major in Military Intelligence and the General Staff Corps. Wright’s duties included briefing the General of the Central Pacific Command and his staff on the daily war situation transmitted by top-secret radiograms. As the war ended, he was assigned the responsibility of recording the history of Central Pacific Operations. After five years of military service, Wright attended Harvard Law School on the GI Bill of Rights and graduated in 1949. He then joined the firm of Smith Wild Beebe and Cades (later named “Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright”) and became a partner three years later. He practiced as a trial attorney for ten years before specializing in real estate and banking law. He represented First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Amfac, Alexander & Baldwin, Theo H. Davies & Co., 55 Bishop Trust Co., Honolulu Advertiser (tax litigation), Honolulu Star Bulletin (tax litigation), and other companies. As a specialist in loans for the construction of hotels and condominiums, he became local counsel for many national banks and insurance companies, including Citicorp, Bank of America, Bank of New York, Congen Insurance Co., Hartford Insurance Co., John Hopkins Insurance Co. and others.

Wright was a member of the Arizona War Memorial Commission, and, as Chairman, he initiated the establishment of the Arizona War Memorial Museum. He was also a member of the American and State bar associations and the Outrigger Canoe Club. He was a subject of biographical record in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

Funeral Services were held on September 4th at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Wright’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Louis High School and the Salvation Army.

Lindsay Yoshioka

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Sept. 5, 2010
Lindsay Yoshioka, 73, of Lihue, a state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations labor programs field manager, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Joyce; sons Lyndon and Cy; brothers Charles, Mizuo and Suburo; sisters Kiyomi Higa and Claudia Nakamura; and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran