Archive for September 28th, 2010

Iluminada Madamba Carino

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Sept. 7, 2010
Iluminada Madamba Carino, also known as “Luming” and “Ruby,” 84, of Aiea, a ballroom-dancing teacher, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Philippines. She is survived by sons Charito “Chuck” and Emerson Sales, and Andres Jr. and Terence Carino; daughters Elizabeth “Nena” Sales-Lee, Norma Torda and Audrey Pagala; brothers Felix and Manuel Madamba; sister Josephine Caalim; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Silvestre Bumanglag “Bitti” Fagaragan

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

SILVESTRE BUMANGLAG “BITTI” FAGARAGAN

Age 83, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 25, 2010 in Honolulu. Born January 1, 1927 in Puzol, Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired journeyman carpenter from Pacific Construction. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 745. Member of Badoc-Pinili Aid Association.

He is survived by wife, Josefina Fagaragan; son, Roger (Rosita) Fagaragan; grandchildren, Wayne (Lauren) Fagaragan, Eilleen Ruth (Edgard) Delos Santos; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Ava, Andrew Noah and Adam Peter Delos Santos; brother, Aquilino (Felicidad) Fagaragan of Philippines.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Friday (October 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Saturday (October 2) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Avemaoe T. Filoialii

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Sept. 10, 2010
Avemaoe T. Filoialii, 66, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Faleasao, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Talalotu; sons Uele and Tony Leaai, and Casey Fuamaila; daughters Salamasina Stevens, Tofu Augafa, Kaiser Kekoa and Avemaoe Peters; brothers Misitupa Fuamaila, and Elisaia, Siafuafu, Tineimalo, Tuivalelouola and Olive Vaitogi; sisters Manualii and Saono Vaitogi; and 18 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at First Samoan Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, 3814 Salt Lake Blvd. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Sunset Memorial Park.

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Herbert Gomes

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Sept. 1, 2010
Herbert Gomes, 78, of Kailua, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38 marine machinist and an Air Force veteran, died in Pohai Nani Care Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Jeffrey, Keith and Kevin; daughter Diane Baltunado; brother Philip; sisters Frances Martin and Sophie Liebold; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers; lei welcome.

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Emerson Hayes Morse Jr.

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Sept. 17, 2010
Emerson Hayes Morse Jr., 67, of Honolulu, president of Inter Island Home Builders, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathleen; sons Emerson III, Shawn and Keanini; father Emerson H. Sr.; brothers Tilton and Byron; sisters Sheila Bush and Gail Akeo; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at 41-046 Hilu St., Waimanalo. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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LAURA JANICE KAPOI

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

LAURA JANICE KAPOI

Age 61, of Ewa Beach, passed away September 4, 2010 at Hawaii Medical Center West. Born November 3, 1948 in Honolulu.

She is survived by sons, Carl “Cully” Kapoi, Jr., Rudy “Joshua” Labinia, Matthew Kapoi; daughter, Lori (Empty) Frank; brothers, Lloyd (Mokihana) Souza of Maui, Vernon “Dickie” (Audrey) Souza, Patrick (Ginger) Souza; sister, Paulette (Juan) Quantanilla; hanai sister, Audrey Olsen; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Oct.1) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m.
at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Joseph C. Lucas

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Sept. 23, 2010
Joseph C. Lucas, 68, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Department of Public Works construction inspection supervisor and Navy petty officer first class, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Doreen Mae, son Noland, daughters Cheryl Tokihiro and Karen Lucas, sister Agnes Medeiros, two additional sisters and a brother. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Betty Malugani

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Sept. 17, 2010
Betty Malugani, 60, of Honolulu, a CK Lounge bar manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Pyeong Taek City, South Korea. She is survived by numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Kazuo Mizusawa

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Sept. 19, 2010
Kazuo Mizusawa, 88, of Haleiwa, a retired state Department of Transportation mechanic supervisor, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Kimiko; sons Wayne, Galen, Warren and Leigh; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Melville Moncrief

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ROBERT MELVILLE MONCRIEF
August 21, 1939 – August 25, 2010

Undefeated in spirit and generous of heart and aloha, Bob is survived by wife Trudy, sons Scott and Robb; brothers David, Kimo and Guy, and two grandchildren; Iain and Ella.

Bob attended Punahou School (Class of ’57) and was regarded as a gentleman who was held in high esteem by his classmates, many of whom remained close friends throughout his life. He attended Oregon State University and graduated from the University of Washington. Bob was devoted to his family and to the Hawaii he loved and worked hard to protect, both on land and under the water. He filled his life with adventure and always told fantastic stories about growing up in Makiki and Manoa, his lifetime of experiences at Kawela Bay, achieving amazing feats in Hawaiian Outrigger canoe competitions, and his innumerable diving and fishing expeditions that took him to unexplored reefs all over the Pacific.

Bob enjoyed many interesting projects during his career as marine biologist and ecologist with National Marine Fisheries Service, the Navy, and Army Corps of Engineers; his professional career centered on mitigating impacts to marine habitat during construction of shoreline improvements across the Pacific. Bob cared deeply about Hawaii’s natural resources and their protection and enjoyment by all.

Throughout his life Bob supported many different charitable organizations and was never one to be shy about advocating a worthy and noble cause. He was one of the very first organizers of efforts to stop the poorly planned development of Kawela Bay in the early 1980’s, championed laws to protect marine life and was emphatic about being a responsible fisherman and conservationist, and countless other endeavors that left Hawaii a better place. Toward the end of his life Bob became an icon by those advocating for the protection of public access to the beaches of Kailua. His legacy will be carried with honor and undying affection by family members and countless friends.

Swimmer, diver, canoe paddler, musician, storyteller, scientist, island boy, environmental conservationist, and a man who defined the word ‘aloha’ in both deed and spirit, Bob will be sorely missed.

A celebration of life will be held at Lanikai Park on October 2, 2010. Gathering beginning at 12:30 and services beginning at 1:00 pm. Please visit www.bobmoncrief.com. Aloha attire.

LORRAINE P. (MARA) PERALTA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

LORRAINE P. (MARA) PERALTA

Age 79, went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2010 while surrounded by family. Born August 21, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed simple things in life like homemaking and family.

She is survived by sons, William Mara, Michael (Betty) Mara, Bruce Mara, Kevin (Lin) Mara, Gary Mara, Dean Mara, Brandon Mara; daughters, Allison (David) Villanueva, Lorrie Moniz; 33 grandchildren; 35 greatgrandchildren; brother, Stanley Martin of Hilo.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (October 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Charles Keaukaha Pu’uohau

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Sept. 12, 2010
Charles Keaukaha “Sonny Boy” Pu’uohau, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. test desk technician and Kukui Gardens resident manager, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Emere; sons Charles K. Jr., Kanani, Kali and Charles “Kawika”; daughters Lenore, Helene and Irene; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m.

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William Ruble

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Sept. 13, 2010
William “Bill” Ruble, 81, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars with the 101st Airborne Division (“Screaming Eagles”) and a Bronze Star recipient, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Kuniko M.; sons Anthony B., Joseph C. and Patrick J.; brothers Gerald, Charles, Robert and Christopher; and five grandchildren. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Samuel Panao Santiago

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Sept. 20, 2010
Samuel Panao Santiago, 54, of Waipahu, an Akamai Employment Services field technician, died in Aiea. He was born in Cabagan, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife Josephine; children Christian Paul R., Pauline Mai R. and Joseph Samuel R.; and siblings Doroteo A. and Esperanza P. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial: 4 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Thomas B. Stewart

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Sept. 25, 2010

Thomas B. Stewart, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired Navy Public Works Center supervisor at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Constance, son Priam, daughter Cassandra, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Graveside inurnment to follow. Casual attire.

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Janet Suda-Mizuuchi

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Sept. 16, 2010
Janet Suda-Mizuuchi, 61, of Honolulu and Kauai, an independent outside sales representative and real estate manager, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gary, stepson Jason, stepdaughter Jill Hunziker and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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CORAZON DELA CRUZ VENTURA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

CORAZON DELA CRUZ VENTURA

Age 58, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away Sept. 2, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born December 12, 1951 in San Marcelino, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Corazon was employed at August Ahrens Elementary School in Waipahu as an educational assistant and also an elementary school teacher for 17 yrs in the Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Benito “Benny” B. Ventura; daughters, Michelle Ventura of Philippines, Shella Ventura (Alden Gabriel) of Philippines, Gladys (Vilmar) Agliam, Bless Joy Ventura; sons, Ismael Smith Ventura, Stephen Ventura, Wesley Sheen Ventura; 4 grandchildren; brother, Orlando (Marietta) Dela Cruz of Philippines; sisters, Hermelita (Hermenio) Alonzo of Philippines, Fely (Virgilio) Silvestre of Philippines; numerous brother & sisters-in-law, nieces & nephews and friends.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (October 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Saturday (October 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ichiro Wada

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Sept. 21, 2010
Ichiro Wada, 87, of Honolulu, a retired mason contractor, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edna K.; son Stephen H.; brothers James, George, Richard, Thomas and Stanley; sister Rose Stewart; and two grandchildren. Services have been postponed. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Micah Joseph Lokomaika’i Williams

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Sept. 21, 2010
Micah Joseph Lokomaika’i Williams, infant son of Roxsann H.I. Barros and Ringo M. “Will” Williams of Waipio, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Daesean, Rocky- Elijah and Malachi-Marcus; sisters Lashaiah and Malie- Vivian; grandparents Lauren Carvalho and Richard Barros, and Lena and Curtis Williams; and great-grandparents Duane I. Kalama, Francis and Sylvia Barros, Leroy and Hattie Williams, and Mr. and Mrs. Seegars. Visitation: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations welcome.

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Gladys Loo Wong

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Sept. 10, 2010
Gladys Loo Wong, 102, of Honolulu, a Spreckelsville Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Toni Tong, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services. Incorrect information published in an obituary Thursday.

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Nada H.L. Kaneshiro Wong

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Sept. 18, 2010
Nada H.L. Kaneshiro Wong, 57, of Waianae, a government employee, died. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by husband James; daughters Jenifer Donatiello and Blanche Lagud; brothers Julius, Patrick and Dereck Kaneshiro; sisters Lucia Bartels, Faith Kwock, Noelle Renti Cruz and Anna Lee Lum; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. today at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Waianae. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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