Archive for September 30th, 2010

Stanley Miles Anderson

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Sept. 13, 2010
Stanley Miles Anderson, 63, of Kailua, a marine biologist, died in Kailua. He was born in Gilroy, Calif. He is survived by wife Katharine F.; daughters Nicole K. and Giulia M.M. Anderson, and Jennifer D. Arnzen; brother Kenneth; sisters Ardyth Martin and Judyth Hall; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Charlotte A. Dela Cruz

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Sept. 20, 2010
Charlotte A. Dela Cruz, 89, of Honolulu, a retired benefits coordinator at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Rochester, Minn. She is survived by sons Daniel A. and David A., daughters Paula Ayer and Susan A. Imamura, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass to be held at a later date. For information, e-mail delacruzhfd@yahoo.com.

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Paul Gerard Dupuis

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Sept. 26, 2010
Paul Gerard Dupuis, 52, of Makawao, Maui, a former respiratory therapist at Maui Memorial Medical Center and Gammie HomeCare , died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Manchester, N.H. He is survived by companion Richard S. Cambra; parents Dr. and Mrs. Marcel Dupuis ; hanai parents Richard and Rose Cambra; brothers Daniel, Dr. Dennis, Phillip and Michael; and sisters Ann Marie O’Neil, Rosemarie De Cambra, Francine Hokoana and Harriet Cambra. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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JOYCE LEE ESPOSITO

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JOYCE LEE ESPOSITO,
1927 – 2010

Joyce Lee Esposito peacefully passed away September 25, 2010 after a courageous battle with ALS ( Lou Gehrig’s disease ). Born in Honolulu on January 30, l927 Joyce grew up in Hilo, which she loved even though she used to call herself a “country hick”, then moved back to Honolulu to work for the VA, marry, and raise 4 children. She was a fulltime mother until her youngest child was in high school and she then joined the staff of Lieutenant Governor Jean King’s office. She later worked a few years in the Traffic Court and finally became a Bailiff in the Family Court, a position she enjoyed and held for 25 years until her retirement in 2007.

Joyce had a remarkable memory for names, faces and events. Always at his side, ready with a name and an affiliation, she was a great asset to her former husband, the late O. Vincent Esposito. She was enthusiastic about politics, had liberal ideals, and worked as a volunteer in the campaigns of her favorite candidates. The qualities she admired most were ones she herself had – honesty and integrity. In her last months, she told her friends and family she’d had a wonderful life with no regrets, no remorse and was grateful for the years she’d had.

She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, but especially by her four children, Donnie, Kathy, Gina and Peter; her five grandchildren, Erin and Kevin Mason, Nick Esposito, Vincent Joy and Emily Esposito; and her sister Eun Sook Liebling.

The family invites friends to join in a celebration of her life at her home, 1970 Mott-Smith Drive on Sunday, Oct 3. Visitation 5-6, remembrance 6-8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Joyce Lee Esposito to MDA/ALS Hawaii. Please contact kathym@hawaii.rr.com for details on the service. Also visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ joyceesposito

If you could please park at Roosevelt High school, we will provide continuous shuttle service from the parking lot starting at 4:45.

Yoshito Fukuki

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Sept. 7, 2010
Yoshito Fukuki, 93, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired takuan and sanbaizuke manufacturer, and truck and floral farmer, died at home. He was born in Kamuela. He is survived by wife Hanako; sons Marcus M. Kaya, and Lloyd, Marshall and Hudson Fukuki; sisters Eiko Kubo, Matsue Taniguchi, Tokuko “Ann” Hamane and Tamiko Watanabe. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Mary Inouye Van Gils

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Sept. 14, 2010
Mary Inouye Van Gils, 91, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Kaunakakai. She was born in Kamalo, Molokai. She is survived by son Michael Inouye, brothers Paul and Shigenobu Inouye, sister Beatrice McWiggins, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Stewart H. Gushi

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Sept. 21, 2010
Stewart H. Gushi, 52, of Aiea, a glazier, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Helen W.; sons Shawn, Roy, James and Jeff; daughters Tasha, Ann and Judy; father Masao; mother Mabel; sisters Rita Nakabayashi, Audrey Sue, Bridget Sawai and Nadine Gushi-Lo; and great-grandmother Ayako Higuchi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire; family requests green clothing.

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Kathryn Sloan Herzog

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Sept. 22, 2010
Kathryn Sloan Herzog, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Wisconsin Telephone Co. chief operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Milwaukee. She is survived by daughter Charlotte K. Services: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Punahou School Chapel. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charles Martin Keliihualei Hopkins Jr.

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Sept. 29, 2010
Charles Martin Keliihualei “Buddy” Hopkins Jr., 77, of Hilo, a former resident manager at Kamana elderly housing, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Craig and Colby, daughters Yvette Miraflor and Kayla Sheldon, former wife Winona K., 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Paulino G. Villanueva Jr.

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Sept. 26, 2010

Paulino G. “Paul” Villanueva Jr., 52, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a loss prevention agent, Hilo High School track coach and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by sons Joshua and Ikaika; daughters Fransisca Guerpo and Nohea, Sarina, Tamra and Nanea; mother Mildred “Millie” B. Kiyan; father Paulino G. Sr..; and brothers Stafford and Mitchell. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Herbert Keppeler

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Sept. 20, 2010
Richard Herbert Keppeler, 85, of Portland, Ore., a Del Monte Corp. retiree and Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II, died in Portland. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Gail, son Paul, daughters Lisa Keppeler and Heidi Schroeder and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Karma Christensen Knudsen

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Sept. 21, 2010
Karma Christensen Knudsen, 72, of Koloa, Kauai, a spiritual writer and cattle rancher, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Provo, Utah. She is survived by sons Clint Prescott and John Atkins; daughters Lori and Sheryl Prescott, Ronnie Walker and Annalena Thompson; brothers Marty, Lynn and Richard Rasmussen; sisters Evelyn, Elaine and Shawna; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo. Potluck and paddle-out: 2:30 p.m. at Poipu Beach Park. Casual attire.

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Carol Leimomi Labor

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Sept. 23, 2010
Carol Leimomi Labor, 70, of Kailua, a retired federal government personnel staffing specialist and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul Sr.; sons Paul “Sonny” Jr., Kenneth and Jonathan; daughters Nanette Baker and Donalyn DeMusis; sister Sylvia Nam; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

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Roseline Kane Hussey Levi

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Sept. 22, 2010
Roseline Kane Hussey Levi, 90, of Lahaina, a bus driver, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Nathan “Mamo” Hussey Jr. and Randolph K. Hussey; daughters Darleen Savage, Lynette Pakele and Harlen Kuamo’o; hanai sons John Kane and Kauhi Hussey; sister Lauralei Nakea; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Puamana Beach Park, Lahaina.

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Julia Raquel Lucero

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Sept. 13, 2010
Julia Raquel Lucero, 16, of Honolulu died in San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents James and Ana; brothers Nicolas, Michael and Marcus; sister Charis; and grandmother Yolanda Olivares. Visitation: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jennie Lee Lyum

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Sept. 26, 2010

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Kevin Akira Mashima

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Sept. 15, 2010
Kevin Akira Mashima, 56, of Kunia, a caretaker of Ka Iwi Scenic Shoreline and Makapu’u Lighthouse Hiking Trail , died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian, one brother and one sister. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sinbad Hachime Michael

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Sept. 12, 2010

Sinbad Hachime Michael, 50, of Honolulu, a security officer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. He is survived by wife Nachie; sons Pitwin and Aies, and Atiry and Cyrus Michal; daughters Sharon and Angel; parents Hachime and Yoriki Mikel; brothers Reisy, Michael and Ismael Mikel; sisters Mercy Phillip, Shirly Albert and Mariena Johnny; and two grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Center of Light Christian Ministry Church. Funeral services to be held at a later date in Chuuk.

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Tamotsu Michihara

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Aug. 3, 2010

Tamotsu “Tom” Michihara, 89, of Kailua, a masonry contractor, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patsy; son Dean; daughters Elaine Monji and Claire Michihara; brothers Kazuo, Shoji and Kunio; sister Mary N. Tampling; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Stella P. Mizumoto

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Aug. 21, 2010
Stella P. Mizumoto, 63, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John K., mother Dorothy Jose, brother Stanley Jose and sister Virginia Medeiros. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Thelda Michiko Nishiki

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Sept. 6, 2010
Thelda Michiko Nishiki, 85, of Ookala, Hawaii, a retired industrial relations supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Norman and Rodney, daughters Faith Matoba and Fern Yamane, brother Walter Matsumoto, sister Jane Fujioka, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Takehiro Oshiro

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Sept. 10, 2010

Takehiro “Joe” Oshiro, 95, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 56 pipe fitter, died in Castle Medical Center. He also was an Army veteran who served in World War II and was a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company K. He was born in Heeia. He is survived by wife Nancy M., sons Glenn H. and Gaylord A., brothers Dr. Robert T., four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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STEPHEN H. REELITZ

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

STEPHEN H. REELITZ

Age 54, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2010 in Honolulu. Born September 27, 1955 in Honolulu. Member of Kuhai Halau O Kawaikapuokalani Pa Olapa Kahiko. Kamehameha Schools graduate Class of ’73.

He is survived by wife, Theresa Reelitz; sons, Kalani (Amber) Reelitz of Chicago, IL, Ena (Cory) Reelitz; daughter, Keopu Reelitz of Tucson, AZ; sister, Leilani Reelitz Luke; step-mom, Madelon Reelitz of FL; granddaughter, Ava Apuakea Kwei-lin Reelitz.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 2) at Bernice Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools; Memorial Service 11:30 a.m.

Kris Yoshio Shibano

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Sept. 25, 2010
Kris Yoshio Shibano, 52, of Kahului, a University of Hawaii-Maui College computer information specialist, died in Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by father Shigenobu, brother Clifford and sisters Cheryl Yamaguchi and Dawn Shibano. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.

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Alfred A. Silva

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Sept. 22, 2010
Alfred A. “Sonny” Silva, 85, of Hawi, Hawaii, a Kohala Sugar Cane Co. sugar cane contractor, vegetable farmer and an Army veteran, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kaauhuhu Homestead, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Joseph and Frederick, daughters Cecelia Sheetz and Theresa Meikle, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hawi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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GEORGE J. KILA, SR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

GEORGE J. KILA, SR.

Age 68, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away September 12, 2010 in Mililani. Born October 13, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii. George was a barber for 22 years; he worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 99 for 27 years. He was a volleyball referee ILH, OIA, HGEA & Okinawan Leagues. Waianae High School Class of ’59; he loved all sports especially volleyball. Dedicated to his family. Great sense of humor. Loved God and lived life to the fullest. He’ll be forever in our hearts.

He is survived by wife, Lorna Kila; sisters, Nona Gouveia, Olga Ah Sing; sons, George (Gina) Kila, Jr, Jason Kila; daughters, Kirsten (Kaipo) Ng, Cenia Kila, Kristina Kila, Jade Kila, Kelsey Kila; hanai children, Mika Kila, Mackenzie Kila; 16 grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (October 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 8:30 a.m. Monday (October 4) at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

George J. Kila Sr.

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Sept. 12, 2010

George J. Kila Sr., 68, of Mililani, a barber, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 99 employee, volleyball referee and Navy veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorna; sons George Jr. and Jason; daughters Kirsten Ng and Cenia, Kristina, Jade and Kelsey; hanai children Mika and Makenzie ; sisters Nona Gouveia and Olga Ah Sing; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Corazon Dela Cruz Ventura

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Sept. 2, 2010
Corazon Dela Cruz Ventura, 58, of Waipahu, an August Ahrens Elementary School educational assistant and former elementary school teacher in the Philippines, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in San Marcelino, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Benito B. “Benny;” sons Ismael S., Stephen and Wesley S.; daughters Michelle, Shella and Bless Joy, and Gladys Agliam; brother Orlanda Dela Cruz; sisters Hermelita Alonzo and Fely Silvestre; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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