Archive for October, 2010

Posted On October 29th, 2010 -

MARY NOYES FORBES DOLAN

96, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2010 in California. Born in Honolulu in 1914, she graduated from Punahou School and then attended the University of Hawaii before completing the nursing program at Queen’s Hospital.

She married Gerald A. Dolan, now deceased, in 1937 in Honolulu. They had three children Robert (deceased), Patricia, and Douglas, six grand children and one great grandchild. Mary always lived with the Aloha spirit.

ROBERT RHODA SSGT, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

ROBERT RHODA, SSGT, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Born July 24, 1942 passed away September 24, 2010 in Houston, TX. Preceded in death by his son Robert Rhoda, Jr., he is survived by his wife, Dolores Rhoda; children, Kim Wilson, Trinda Sam and Angela Washington and step-children, Josphine Weissberger and Jerome Ibrao. Family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until noon Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Allen Dave Tribute Center, 2103 Cypress Landing Drive in Houston with Military Honors and interment Monday at Houston National Cemetery. He is forever in our hearts. To leave condolences and view map, visit AllenDave.com.

COL. BERT NOBURO NISHIMURA (RET.)

Posted On October 19th, 2010 -

COL. BERT NOBURO NISHIMURA (RET.)
August 1, 1918 – October 15, 2010

Col. Bert Noburo Nishimura (Ret.) passed away on October 15, 2010. He was born on August 1, 1918 in Pahala, Hawaii. He graduated from McKinley High School in 1935 where he became the first editor of the school newspaper. He graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1939 with a Bachelor’s degree in education and in the same year won the Territorial Judo Championship. On May 9, 1942, he married Hanayo Minatoya of Kapaia, Kauai.
He taught at Pahala Elementary School and in 1941 was called to active duty with the Hawaii National Guard. In 1943, when the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RTC) was formed, comprised of 2,696 all-Nisei volunteers, the then lieutenant Nishimura served as its Camp Commander at Schofield Barracks, and eventually joined the regiment during its training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
He served with the 442nd RTC in Italy and France in WW II and received military decorations including the Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, Legion of Merit, Air Medal and Distinguished Unit Badge. He was the only Nisei soldier promoted to the rank of Captain within the 442nd RTC. After WW II he returned to Hawaii, but was recalled to active duty in 1948 during the Korean War and assigned to Yokohama, Japan. He was deployed to combat in Korea where he monitored enemy tank movements. During the war he periodically submitted articles from the field to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
He returned to civilian life in Hawaii after the war, but was recalled to service in 1948 and was assigned to Yokohama, Japan. During the Korean War, he served in Korea with the 8th Army and was later stationed at Ft. Knox, KY, Ft. Shafter, Ft. Ord, CA. and Ft. Richardson, AK. He became the first Nisei in the Regular Army promoted to full Colonel, the rank at which he retired in 1966.
Following his retirement from the military, he taught and coached football, golf and wrestling at high schools on the Monterey Peninsula, CA. He worked in human relations for an electronics manufacturer in San Diego and in the same capacity for Hawaii National Bank.
In February, 2009, he was recognized as one of five honorees for the Thirty-Fourth Annual Living Treasures of Hawaii instituted by the Honpa Honogwanji Mission of Hawaii.
Col. Nishimura is survived by his son, Alan Nishimura, an attorney in Los Angeles, and a granddaughter, Jennifer who also resides in Los Angeles.
Memorial services will be held on October 23, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, 1727 Pali Highway.

Maxima Ramos Abrigo

Posted On October 9th, 2010 -

Sept. 28, 2010
Maxima Ramos Abrigo, 58, of Waipahu, a Pearl City Walmart McDonald’s manager, died. She was born in Victoria, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Nicolas C., son Tito R., daughter Trina R., mother Herodia, brother Teodorico and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. next Saturday. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Maxima Ramos Abrigo

Posted On October 14th, 2010 -

Sept. 28, 2010
Maxima Ramos Abrigo, 58, of Waipahu, a Pearl City Walmart McDonald’s manager, died. She was born in Balingog, Victoria Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Nicolas C., son Tito R., daughter Trina R., mother Herodia, brother Teodorico and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Florentino Galera Aganus

Posted On October 28th, 2010 -

Oct. 22, 2010
Florentino Galera Aganus, 94, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felina, daughters Aida Aganus, Dory Villafuerte and Virgie Pascua and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Mass: noon. Burial at a later date in the Philippines. No flowers.

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HARUE T. AGENA

Posted On October 24th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

HARUE T. AGENA

Age 88, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away October 11, 2010 in Kaneohe. Born February 24, 1922 in Kauai. A retired store clerk from Shimaya Shoten.

She is survived by sons, Ken Agena of Seattle, Mel (Cathy) Agena; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (October 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual Attire.

Harue T. Agena

Posted On October 25th, 2010 -

Oct. 11, 2010
Harue T. Agena, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired Shimaya Shoten store clerk, died in Kaneohe. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Ken and Mel, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

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Virginia Obando Agoy

Posted On October 18th, 2010 -

Sept. 9, 2010
Virginia Obando Agoy, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Cabuloan, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Calixto O., Esteban O., Auxelio O. and Crispin O.; daughters Conception A. Agtang, Lilia A. Tolentino, Nenet A. Calaro and Ruthmarie O. and Pury O. Agoy; sister Inosencia Agno; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Lunch: noon.

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Lydia Castro Aguilar

Posted On October 21st, 2010 -

Oct. 12, 2010
Lydia Castro Aguilar, 61, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Dadap, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. She is survived by husband Romeo; daughters Rolyn Mills and Reina Calma; mother Petra Castro; brothers Arsenio Paranes and Edwin and Hilario Castro; sister Concepcion Raspado; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Services: 8:45 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. White attire. Flowers welcome.

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LYDIA C. AGUILAR

Posted On October 22nd, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

LYDIA CASTRO AGUILAR

Age 61, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away October 12, 2010 in Honolulu. Born November 21, 1948 in Dadap, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Romeo Aguilar; daughters, Rolyn (Jeffery) Mills, Reina (John Mar) Calma; 3 grandchildren; mother, Petra Castro of Philippines; brothers, Arsenio Paranes, Edwin Castro, Hilario Castro of Philippines; sister, Concepcion Raspado of Philippines; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (October 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 8:45
a.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. White Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Marcelino Pagaduan Aguinaldo

Posted On October 12th, 2010 -

Sept. 25, 2010
Marcelino Pagaduan Aguinaldo, 95, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. boiler room operator, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He also was a member of the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines who fought for the U.S. Army during World War II. He was born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by wife Virginia; brothers Andres, Vicente and Eugenio; sisters Maria Aguinaldo and Estelita Bacorro; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Esther E. Ajifu

Posted On October 14th, 2010 -

Sept. 26, 2010
Esther E. Ajifu, 86, of Aiea, a retired general office clerk at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Aiea. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Richard, sons Glenn and Jon, hanai daughter Wanda Padasdao, brother Thomas Tsuha, sister Tomoe Fukushima, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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GWENFREAD LEILANI AKEN

Posted On October 3rd, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

GWENFREAD LEILANI AKEN

Age 83, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away September 21, 2010 in Honolulu. Born February 1, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Leilani was a retired kitchen helper from Nanakuli High School.

She is survived by sons, William Aken, Jr. of CO, Robin (Lisa) Aken of CO, Chester Aken of CO; daughters, Anne (Pershing) Mizuta, Patricia (Gary) Rule, Roberta Davis of WA, Kathleen Aken of Waimea, HI, Marilyn (Clifton) Young of WA, Loretta Aken of WA, Sylvia Aken, Marlene Aken; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; hanai sisters, Thelma Copp, Loretta Silva; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (October 7) at Nanaikapono Protestant Church; Scattering of Ashes 1:00 pm Saturday (October 9) at Nanakuli Beach Park (Flats). Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Gwenfread Leilani Aken

Posted On October 4th, 2010 -

Sept. 21, 2010
Gwenfread Leilani Aken, 83, of Waianae, a retired Nanakuli High School kitchen helper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William Jr., Robin and Chester; daughters Anne Mizuta, Patricia Rule, Roberta Davis, Marilyn Young and Kathleen, Loretta, Sylvia and Marlene Aken; hanai sisters Thelma Copp and Loretta Silva; 32 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Waianae. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park flats. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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TAKEUCHI

Posted On October 12th, 2010 -

MASAJI TAKEUCHI

It’s hard to believe you have been gone a year. You may be out of our sight, but never out of our hearts and minds.

Your loving family,
Peggy, Wendy, Tina, Dan, Kent, Anthony, Kelcie, Michael & Gabby

Jeanette Yasuko Akimoto

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

Sept. 19, 2010
Jeanette Yasuko “Jean” Akimoto, 84, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Daniel K. and sister Fumi Schmidt. Services pending.

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Ricky Nelson Laya Albano

Posted On October 19th, 2010 -

Sept. 30, 2010
Ricky Nelson Laya Albano, 49, of Waipahu, an Alaska fishing industry employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Ricky; daughters Heather Y. and Ricquel Q. Albano, and Ricquei Jackson; brothers Ancelmo “William,” Romulo, Hipolito and Washington “Junior”; sisters Francisca “Fely” Sagayaga, Mannie Ramones, Josie Angobung, Rosario Cua and Juliet Cu; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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RICKY NELSON LAYA ALBANO

Posted On October 20th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

RICKY NELSON LAYA ALBANO

Age 49, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 30, 2010 in Honolulu. Born September 20, 1961 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was employed in Alaska for Alaska Fishing Industry.

He is survived by daughters, Heather Y. Albano (Ronald Cabuhat), Ricquei (Greg) Jackson, Ricquel Q. Albano; son, Ricky (Melissa G.) Albano; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Ancelmo “William” (Eufrecinia) Albano, Romulo (Febe Luz) Albano, Hipolito “Bobby” (Evelyn) Albano, Washington “Junior” (Laura) Albano; sisters, Francisca “Fely” (Santiago) Sagayaga, Mannie (Simeon) Ramones, Josie (Orlando) Angobung, Rosario (Francisco) Cua, Juliet (Irineo) Cu.

Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday (October 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Percival Palafox Alcantara

Posted On October 7th, 2010 -

Oct. 3, 2010
Percival Palafox “Percy” Alcantara, 34, of Waimea, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Lupao, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by mother Patroncinia “Patro,” brother Marvin and sister Mina A. Madrid. Visitation and all-night vigil: 6 p.m. tomorrow at the family home, 64-411 Leleaka Loop, Waimea. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Waimea. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Timotea Garcia Alejo

Posted On October 28th, 2010 -

Oct. 22, 2010
Timotea Garcia “Moteang” Alejo, 78, of Kahului, a retired Maui Lu Resort housekeeper, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Celestino, Arthuro, Adonis, Jaime, Odelon, Daniel and Godencio; daughters Erna Ann Guiwa, Victoria Halunajan and Angelina Alba; brothers Armancio, Cornelio and Benjamin Garcia; sisters Avelina Garcia and Candida Della; 23 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Christ the King Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 13 at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Edward Alferes

Posted On October 17th, 2010 -

EWARD ALFERES

82, of Kailua died October 3rd 2010. He served in the Air Force, and was a retiree of both PWC and the City and County of Honolulu.

Known as a devoted, hard-working, brilliant man and a jack of ALL trades. His laid-back approach to life could put even the most stressed at ease. He had the warmest smile and an awesome sense of humor. His wise words were spoken soft so you had to listen carefully. This loving, caring gentle-man will be missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Zoe Ann; Son Glen; Daughter Roxane; Grand-daughter Tahani; Grand-son Kekai; and Sisters Julia (Eddie) Nakamoto and Dorothy (Robert) Fukumoto.

Memorial Services to be held Thursday, October 21st at Hawaiian Memorial in Kaneohe. Visitation 5 p.m., memorial service 6 p.m. Committal service Friday 11a.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetary. No flowers. Casual Attire.

Edward Francis Alferes

Posted On October 19th, 2010 -

Oct. 3, 2010
Edward Francis Alferes, 82, of Kailua, a retired state inspector, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Zoe, son Glenn, daughter Roxane, sisters Dorothy Fukumoto and Julia Nakamoto, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dexter Alia

Posted On October 31st, 2010 -

Sept. 24, 2010
Dexter Alia, 50, of Pearl City, a clerk, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Alberto E. Sr.; brothers Alberto Jr., Brian and Christopher; and sister Marilyn Cintron. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Ruth Aloni

Posted On October 31st, 2010 -

RUTH ALONI
Oct 3, 2010

Ruth Aloni died quietly on Sunday, October 3, 2010 as she had wished, with her daughter and dear friends at her side. She is survived by her children, Lara and Sam. Daughter of Israel, child of Australia, and citizen of the US, Ruth was an active and valued member of many communities. She was founder of Hands on Healing, a Hawaii-based creative arts program for cancer patients.

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held November 13 from 4-6 pm. For details: 808-352-6312 or handysandy@hawaii.rr.com. To honor her memory, please send donations to Hands on Healing, c/o Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Hwy. Honolulu HI 96817.

Ioane Kealii Helemauna Nihipali Amina

Posted On October 30th, 2010 -

Oct. 14, 2010
Ioane Kealii Helemauna Nihipali Amina, 28, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a security guard for Millennium Security Services, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Edward Spencer; mother Alice M.H. Amina; son Ioane Jr.; daughters Loea Amina and Naheana Lindsey; companion Kahele F. Loo; brothers Herman and Haena Kalani, Kaipo Amina-Kalani, Keko Batalona, Johnathan Kanui, John Amina IV, Victor, Whiston and Likeke Kawaa and Edward, Mark, Johnathan and Lily Spencer; and sisters Kauilani, Kuulei and Alice Kalani, Rina Kawaa, Bernice Joshua, Jubilee, Milly and Kuuipo Amina, Uilani Batalona, Amanda Spencer and Elizabeth Roper. Visitation: 9 a.m. next Saturday at the Imiola Congregation Church in Kamuela. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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VICTORIANA IDICA ANTIONIO

Posted On October 4th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

VICTORIANA IDICA ANTONIO

Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 28, 2010 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Born December 24, 1925 in Caniag, Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She retired as a coffee picker from Henry Morimoto Coffee Farm, Kona, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Venancio F. Antonio; sons, Venancio I. (Fredeswinda Torres) Antonio, Vicente I. (Gloria Vitacion) Antonio; daughters, Virginia A. Marzan, Villanueva A. (Orlando) Castillo, Valentina A. (David) Batuyong, Catalina A. (Arnulfo L.) Mateo; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30-11:00 a.m. Thursday (October 7) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VICTORIANA IDICA ANTIONIO

Posted On October 4th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

VICTORIANA IDICA ANTONIO

Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 28, 2010 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Born December 24, 1925 in Caniag, Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She retired as a coffee picker from Henry Morimoto Coffee Farm, Kona, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Venancio F. Antonio; sons, Venancio I. (Fredeswinda Torres) Antonio, Vicente I. (Gloria Vitacion) Antonio; daughters, Virginia A. Marzan, Villanueva A. (Orlando) Castillo, Valentina A. (David) Batuyong, Catalina A. (Arnulfo L.) Mateo; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30-11:00 a.m. Thursday (October 7) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Victoriana Idica Antonio

Posted On October 3rd, 2010 -

Sept. 28, 2010
Victoriana Idica Antonio, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired coffee picker at Henry Morimoto Coffee Farm, Kona, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Caniag, Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Venancio F.; sons Venancio I. and Vicente I.; daughters Virginia A. Marzan, Villanueva A. Castillo, Valentina A. Batuyong and Catalina A. Mateo; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Mortuary Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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MICHIE ARAKI

Posted On October 8th, 2010 -

ARAKI, MICHIE

(84) passed away on September 27, 2010 in West Covina. She is survived by her children, James (Janet) Araki of Honolulu, HI, Wendy (Larry) Okazaki, and Wendell (Martha) Araki; grandchildren, Ian, Noa, Aya Araki, Jennifer (Eric Oguma) and Tracy Okazaki, and Jamie Araki; great grand son, Ayden

Oguma; sister, Ethel Kobata of Hilo, HI; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A private graveside service was held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Rose Hills Memorial Park with Rev. Mario Kawakami from Seicho-No-Ie officiating. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com


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