Archive for September 17th, 2010

Diane Mozelle Akau

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Sept. 4, 2010
Diane Mozelle Akau, 68, of Waipahu, a Waipahu Community Association past president, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by husband Richard B. Sr.; sons Richard Jr., Bradley and Scott A.; daughters Darcy Akau and Kaelyn Camarao; sister Margarett Orr; hanai sister Makanani Cabunoc; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Brad Allan Bailon

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Aug. 31, 2010
Brad Allan Bailon, 28, of Wahiawa, a U-Haul Hawaii general manager, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Allan M. and Frances M., sister Nicole A. and grandparents Engracio Bailon and Vivian Cabal. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Elizabeth Baldwin

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Sept. 6, 2010
Elizabeth Baldwin, 92, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher and principal, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Yonkers, N.Y. She is survived by sister Eleanor B. Forrest. Services on the mainland.

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Dorothy Aiko Fukunaga

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Sept. 5, 2010
Dorothy Aiko Fukunaga, 90, of Honolulu, a Vanda Apartments manager and former Liberty House and Vimi’s Dress Shop employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by sons Barry and Glen, and brother Norman Hashisaka. Private services.

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Marina Andres Galiza

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July 14, 2010
Marina Andres “Auntie Maring” Galiza, 98, died in Fayetteville, N.C. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Joaquin, daughter Leticia Curameng, brothers Justo and Ador Andres, sister Rosario Andres, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Paul’s Church, St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Inurnment to follow at Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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Abner Gabriel Kanehekili Hinau

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Sept. 5, 2010
Abner Gabriel Kanehekili Hinau, 73, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu firefighter, former city bus driver and Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Gladys “Liz”; brothers Alvin, Norbert and Edward; and sister Grace H. Tihada. Private services.

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Herbert Takao Hirata

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Aug. 30, 2010
Herbert Takao Hirata, 83, of Hono-lulu, a retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief observationist and Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane Y., son Colin T., daughters Li Ann T. Wada and Faye S. Ogoshi, brother Harry, stepbrother Gary, stepsister Gail Kanda and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Janice Emiko Hori

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Sept. 4, 2010
Janice Emiko Hori, 57, of Koloa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Wayne, son MacWayne Funamura and brother Martin Funamura. Private services.

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Charles Freitas Calistro Jr.

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Aug. 28, 2010
Charles Freitas Calistro Jr., 86, of Honolulu, a federal civil service law officer at Barbers Point Naval Air Station and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by companion Irene Ganueles, daughters Linda Joy Cabalbal and Charlene Deveraturda, sister Dorothy Jane Carvalho, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great- grandchild. Private services. Private scattering of ashes in the Pacific Ocean.

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Jonathan Kahinu Kawai

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Sept. 11, 2010
Jonathan Kahinu Kawai, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Education and Hawaii Baptist Academy school counselor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Anne “Nancy”; sons Sean and Dallas “Kekoa”; daughters Maile Sliger and Tara Kahahawai; brothers Lemuel Aweau, and James III, Leighton and Vaughn Kawai; sister Blossom Atkins; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Paul Crawford Awana Kong

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Sept. 11, 2010
Paul Crawford Awana Kong, 59, of Honolulu, an Expedia concierge, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beverly Yeung, sons Bryan and Derek Yeung, daughter Deanna Yeung Hino, brothers Howard and Harland, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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William Katsushi Kusumoto

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Aug. 31, 2010
William Katsushi “Bill” Kusumoto, 77, of Pearl City, a retired Theo H. Davies food brokerage account representative and Army veteran who served during the Korean War, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dorothy; son David; daughters Janice Cortez, Donna Yano and Denby Nakamoto; sister Miyoko “Rae” Honma; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Hono-lulu at Koolau, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Monte Dell Long

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Sept. 7, 2010
Monte Dell Long, 50, of Makawao, Maui, a mason, died in Makawao. He was born in Oklahoma. He is survived by parents Coy and Margie, brother Rex E. and sister Connie Holt. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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George S.G. Mark

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Sept. 6, 2010
George S.G. Mark, 88, of Hono-lulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center warehouse foreman and Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company F, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ilean and brother Charles. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Michael Alan Medeiros

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Sept. 9, 2010
Michael Alan Medeiros, 58, of Honolulu, a Securitas security guard at Honolulu Airport, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Neeli, sister Kathrine W. Ronia and hanai brother Randy Fujishiro. Private services.

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Elsie Hatsuyo Morita

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Aug. 8, 2010
Elsie Hatsuyo Morita, 90, of Honolulu, a housekeeper for the Maurice Sullivan residence, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Harold, James and Robert, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Rear Admiral Ralph E Cook, USN, Retired.

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REAR ADMIRAL RALPH E COOK, USN, RETIRED.

Admiral Ralph Cook who passed away on Aug. 27, 2010 in Honolulu at age 94 enlisted in the US Naval Reserve in 1934. Born in Montana, he earned his degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State College in Boseman before advancing to Radioman 3rd. Class and being commissioned to active duty in January 1941. His first duty station was to the Philippines where in 1942 he was evacuated from Corregidor to Australia on the last submarine out before the island fell to Japanese forces. He served the next 21 years as a Navy cryptologist and in 1963 was select-ed as the Director of the Naval Security Group. In 1968 he became it’s first Flag Officer commander. His final assignment before retiring in 1974 was as Chief, National Security Agency/CSS Pacific. The contribution of Ralph Cook and the Naval Reserve to the American Victory in the Second World War and since to the security of our country would be difficult to overstate.

Admiral Cook is survived by his beloved wife, Clara G. Cook of Honolulu and Sister Lois Saari of Washington state.

Burial service will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Sept. 21 at 9:30am with full military honors followed by interment of ashes in the grave along side his first wife, Valda T. who died of cancer in 1974. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bristol Hospice Foundation are welcome.

Riper Samuel

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Sept. 5, 2010
Riper Samuel, 85, of Honolulu, senior pastor of Bethel Church at Federated States of Micronesia, died at the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. He is survived by wife Kachiko; sons Repeat, Koachy, Emanuel, Risao and Robert; daughters Ristel Yechem, Risda Phillip, Keret Wood and Danty Samuel; 39 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Kalihi Baptist Church. Final services and burial in Chuuk. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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Florante Buduan Tabladillo

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Sept. 2, 2010
Florante Buduan “Pol” Tabladillo, 69, of Waipahu, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Estrelita; son Joie; daughters Lea Respicio, Sheryl Tagay and Ayra Fe Tabladillo; brothers Quirino and Clarito; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Lillian Mitsuko Takaesu

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Sept. 1, 2010
Lillian Mitsuko Takaesu, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery employee, died at home. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by son Melvin; daughters JoAnne Uemura, Laverne Ung and Colleen Moriki; brother Stanley Kaneshiro; sisters Jean Kimura and Elsie Kepaa; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Taniela Limoni Vakauta

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Aug. 31, 2010
Taniela Limoni Vakauta, 88, of Kapolei, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Eua, Tonga. He is survived by wife Asinate M.; sons Sione L., Paula H., Sione O. and Folaumoeloa; daughters Sinita F. Uluave, Meleana P. Harke and Sioana O. Matangi; brothers Sione F., Tevita and Aisea; 35 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Wilma B. Keanuenue Villiarimo

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Sept. 4, 2010
Wilma B. Keanuenue “Iron Mama” Villiarimo, 69, of Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Frederico “Rico” Jr., Frank K. and Joshua K.H.; daughters Susan Plate, Florence “Ala” Villiarimo and Sandi Doane; sisters Pauleen Torres, Janice Kalua and Patricia Kamaka; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elizabeth Rego Wrixon

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Aug. 26, 2010
Elizabeth Rego Wrixon, 69, of Honolulu, a retired small-businesswoman, died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Joseph L., sons Kenneth Dillingham and Michael MacEvitt, sister Charlotte Cox and a grandchild. Private services.

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Wilbert Y.K. Yee

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Sept. 13, 2010
Wilbert Y.K. Yee, 92, of Wailuku, a retired optometrist, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Steven, daughter Patricia Iwamoto, brother Wadsworth, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

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EIKO NANCY YONESHIGE

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

EIKO NANCY YONESHIGE

Age 82, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 30, 2010 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born November 25, 1927 in Tokyo, Japan.

She is survived by husband, Taketo Yoneshige; son, Michael Yoneshige; daughters, Diane (Dean) Tamanaha, Linda (Paul) Fuchigami; 4 grandchildren.

Private services were held.

Ah Wai Young

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Aug. 27, 2010
Ah Wai Young, 97, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Glenn D.O., Robert G.P., Steven B.K. and Tracy K.H.; daughter Sandra Chew; half-sister Kam Lan Quon; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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You Xing Zhang

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Sept. 6, 2010
You Xing Zhang, 77, of Honolulu, a retired farmer, died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Hui Xian Zhao Zhang, two sons, two sisters and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m.

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