Archive for October 1st, 2010

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

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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.

George Bridges

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Sept. 26, 2010
George Bridges, also known as “Gel” and “George Allen,” 81, of Hauula, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Cy M., Kaipo, Kalei and Stacy; daughters Hoolaulea Steffen; hanai son Vernon Cox; brother Granville “Randy”; sisters Mary Ellen Aana and Elaine G. Colburn; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hauula, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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James K.F. Chun

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Sept. 22, 2010
James K.F. “Foney” Chun, 91, of Honolulu, an accountant, died in Hale Ola Kino. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Sue Oasay and Mei D. Chun; brothers Louis, Edward and Walter; sisters Goldie Siu and June Chu; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 9:45 a.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Patricia Ruth Ellard

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Sept. 23, 2010
Patricia Ruth “Patty” Ellard, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Urban Management Corp. resident manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Wausau, Wis. She is survived by son David D. Groth, brothers David and Bill Groth, three grandchildren and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Marc Alan Grodan

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Sept. 28, 2010
Marc Alan Grodan, 67, of Kihei, Maui, a Promise Made in Paradise owner, died at home. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Judy J., son Eric, daughters Ana J. and Sarah J., mother Peggy, sister Lois Klempner and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Sunday at Kamaole Beach Park I, Kihei.

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Gary Alan Grubb

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Sept. 27, 2010
Gary Alan Grubb, 57, of Keauhou, Hawaii, an acupuncturist, died at home. He was born in Syracuse, Kan. He is survived by wife Lee Ann McConnell; parents John and Edna; brothers Richard and Brian; sister Annetta Saunders; stepson Chris McConnell; stepdaughters Tiffany Onwvegbu and Andrea and Ellen McConnell; and two grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Keauhou Bay. Services: 9:30 a.m. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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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.; son Shawn; daughter Tasha; 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. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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BERNARDO SORIANO DE GUZMAN

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

BERNARDO SORIANO DE GUZMAN, SR.

Age 80, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 21, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born August 20, 1930 in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines. A Retired supervisor for Dutch Boy Paint in Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Luz V. De Guzman; daughters, Bernadette De Guzman of Philippines, Belina (Jeffrey) Verano of Philippines; sons, Luisito (Kathlena) De Guzman, Bernardo (Carmencita) De Guzman Jr; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Emeteria Dandan of Philippines, Zocema De Guzman of Philippines, Juliana (Gregorio) Usita of San Jose, CA, Valentina (Patricio) Fletchetero, Brigida (Rafael) Divina of Madera, CA.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (October 4) at Immaculate Conception Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MELVIN MASAMI IMAMURA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

MELVIN MASAMI IMAMURA

Age 64, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 14, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born May 23, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He retired as a Adult Corrections Officer from Oahu Community Correctional Center. He was a beloved father, son, and friend.

He is survived by daughter, Staci A. Imamura; mother, Yatsuru “Helen” Imamura; life long friend, Wendy K. Imamura.

Visitation 5:00-9:00 p.m. Monday (October 4, 2010) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

John Jay Jones

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Sept. 25, 2010
John Jay “JJ” Jones, 84, of Hilo, an Emmy-nominated director of photography for the motion picture and television industry, former macadamia nut farmer in Belize and an Army Air Corps veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Sharon E., sons Daniel Y. and Barry D., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Eliza Keikilani Josiah

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Sept. 28, 2010
Eliza Keikilani “Dolly” Josiah, 79, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired nurse, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Manu, daughter Beverly Brosseau, sister Irene Kinney, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

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John Seto Ortiz Jr.

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Sept. 20, 2010
John Seto Ortiz Jr., 71, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 99 dock supervisor and Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons John III, Brian, Curtis and David; and daughter Lorna M. Private services.

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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 Villanueva; mother Mildred B. “Millie” Kiyan; father Paulino G. Sr.; brothers Stafford and Mitchell; sisters Lori Ann LaFontaine, Theresa Kiyan, Darnella Villanueva and Michele Tengan; grandmother Terry Partridge; five grandchildren; and wife Audrey Kamai. Visitation: 3 p.m. tomorrow at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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JERRY PATRICK KEONE KALEIKINI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

JERRY PATRICK KEONE KALEIKINI

Age 66, of Nanakuli, Hawaii, passed away August 25, 2010 in Nanakuli. Born May 24, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Owner/manager of OIWI Trucking, LLC; member of Operating Engineers Local 3.

He is survived by wife, Paulette Kaanohi Kaleikini; son, Kala Kaleikini; daughters, Roslynn Dayoan, Reggie-Anne Ostermiller, Reina-Lynn Medeiros, Racquel Kaleikini, Moani Soares, Tuahine Kaleikini; mother, Dorothy Kaleikini; brother, Richard Kaleikini; sisters, Leilani Purdy, Napua Bagano, Cynthia Kaleikini-Todd, Pamela Kaleikini; 22 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday (October 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Sunday (October 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

JERRY PATRICK KEONE KALEIKINI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

JERRY PATRICK KEONE KALEIKINI

Age 66, of Nanakuli, Hawaii, passed away August 25, 2010 in Nanakuli. Born May 24, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Owner/manager of OIWI Trucking, LLC; member of Operating Engineers Local 3.

He is survived by wife, Paulette Kaanohi Kaleikini; son, Kala Kaleikini; daughters, Roslynn Dayoan, Reggie-Anne Ostermiller, Reina-Lynn Medeiros, Racquel Kaleikini, Moani Soares, Tuahine Kaleikini; mother, Dorothy Kaleikini; brother, Richard Kaleikini; sisters, Leilani Purdy, Napua Bagano, Cynthia Kaleikini-Todd, Pamela Kaleikini; 22 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday (October 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Sunday (October 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Diane Mareva Tahauri Kamai

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Sept. 14, 2010
Diane Mareva Tahauri Kamai, 52, of Hauula, a Polynesian dancer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Papeete, Tahiti. She is survived by mother Monique Tahauri; brothers Tetetia, Bob M. and Mike Tahauri; and sisters Sylvana Johnson and Marina Tahauri. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:15 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Flowers welcome.

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LORRAINE KIM-SMITH

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

LORRAINE KIM-SMITH

Age 68, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away September 6, 2010 in Aiea. Born October 13, 1941 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She retired from First Hawaiian Bank.

She is survived by companion, Jack J. Yamaguchi; son, Randall K. (Yun Kyoung) Kim; daughter, Joline J. (Tim) O’Leary; brother, Thomas (Pamela) Kim; sisters, Bernadyn (Paul) Suh, Gwendolyn (Tom) Lau; grandchildren, Austin Randi, Adam, Ray.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Monday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Lorraine Kim-Smith

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Sept. 6, 2010
Lorraine Kim-Smith, 68, of Aiea, a retired First Hawaiian Bank employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by companion Jack J. Yamaguchi, son Randall K. Kim, daughter Joline J. O’Leary, brother Thomas Kim, sisters Bernadyn Suh and Gwendolyn Lau, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Alston Fukuichi Kimura

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Sept. 26, 2010
Alston Fukuichi Kimura, 43, of Hilo, a Hawaii County Police Department sergeant, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Leslee; son Aaron; mother Edna; brothers Lowell, Ricky and Sean; and sister Gale Haruki. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Paul Bong Sool Lim

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Sept. 23, 2010
Paul Bong Sool Lim, 88, of Pearl City, a retired federal government pipe fitter, died in Waianae. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Leslie and Lloyd, brother Jacob, sisters Bong Sun Lee and Helen Thompson, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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John McClellan

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Sept. 25, 2010
John McClellan, 68, of Honolulu, a property manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Atlanta. He is survived by brother Theodore M. Jr. Private services.

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Irene Rumiko Millies

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Sept. 24, 2010
Irene Rumiko Millies, 71, of Aiea, a salesclerk, died in Aiea. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Myron; sons Scott Millies and Clayton, Wesley and Stelzig Aguinaldo; daughters Cynthia Edralin, Rene Jacintho and Leane Medeiros; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Yasuo Okinaka

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Sept. 20, 2010
Yasuo Okinaka, 87, of Wailuku, a retired Paia post office postmaster and an Army first sergeant in charge of Company L, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Calvin and John, brother Tsuneyo, sister Kiyoko Saito and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: noon Wednesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

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Wendy Lee Pitner

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Sept. 26, 2010
Wendy Lee Pitner, 44, of Kailua, a Keiki o ka Aina Family Learning Centers employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Craig, daughters Taylor and Brooke, mother Laurie Lee, stepfather Timmy Novida, father Wayne Lee, brother Wayne Lee Jr., stepbrother Larry Novida and sisters Lilinoe Andrews and Carrie Lee. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Stephen H. Reelitz

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Sept. 24, 2010
Stephen H. Reelitz, 54, of Kaneohe died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Theresa, sons Kalani and Ena, daughter Keopu, stepmother Madelon, sister Leilani Reelitz Luke and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Services: 11:30 a.m.

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Pedro Avila Salvador

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Sept. 25, 2010
Pedro Avila Salvador, 92, of Pearl City, a retired police officer in Manila and Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Rodolfo, Pedro II, Wilfredo, Reynaldo, Ariel, Alexander and Melvin; daughter Vivien Jose; 27 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jane H. Sheehan

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Sept. 22, 2010
Jane H. Sheehan, 85, of Kailua, a supervisor sales store checker at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe commissary, died in Kailua. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y. She is survived by companion Thomas W.C. Koani, son Thomas P., daughter Jacqueline M. and a grandchild. Private services.

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Alberto Lorenzo Sr.

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Sept. 28, 2010
Alberto Lorenzo Sr., 78, of Paradise Park, Hawaii, formerly of Oahu, a retired mason for the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 630, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Albert Jr. and Wilbert, daughter Juliet Glimane, sister Madeline Gates, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Chosei Tamashiro

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Sept. 18, 2010
Chosei Tamashiro, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, a postman, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Maui. He is survived by brothers Chokichi and Susumu, and sisters Yoshiko Awakuni, Kimie Nojima and Toyoko Lee. Private services.

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Beatrice Faye Tamm

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Sept. 22, 2010
Beatrice Faye Tamm, 85, of Lihue, a self-employed seamstress and clothes designer, died in the Regency at Puakea. She was born in Ashland, Wis. She is survived by husband Ralph, sons Richard Hipsack and Bradley Tamm, daughter Charlene Tamm Barnes, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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