Archive for October 2nd, 2010

Jeanette Yasuko Akimoto

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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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Gabriel Semana Aurellano

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Sept. 23, 2010
Gabriel Semana Aurellano, 77, of Ewa Beach, a former Hardware Hawaii custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Clemente Espejo; daughters Lilia Pascua, Kristina Cortez, Elvira Idica, Marites Rosete, and Remedios and Marilou Aurellano; brothers Feliciano and Elpidio; sisters Benita Aurellano, Josefa Rana, Lucena and Marcelina Agapay; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Prayer services: 6:30 p.m. Burial at later date in the Philippines. No flowers.

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Glen Baker

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Sept. 18, 2010
Glen Baker, 72, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a Marine veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winifred A.; sons Glen and Jonathan; daughters Stephanie Whitesell, Lylac Torres and Ellen Sandoval; sisters Shirley Salazar and Linda Fitzgerald; eight grandchildren; and a grandchild. Services pending.

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Josephine Theresa Cosma Greig Blair

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Sept. 23, 2010
Josephine Theresa Cosma Greig Blair, 68, of Lahaina, a retired elementary school teacher, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband David; sons Michael K. and James “Buddy” Greig; daughter Ilima Greig-Hong; stepdaughter Chrystie Vasquez; brothers Steven, Manuel Jr., Patrick, Leroy and Peter Cosma; sister Maddie Helekahi; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. next Saturday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial.

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Victoria Golis Cabalo

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Sept. 28, 2010
Victoria Golis “Vicky” Cabalo, 76, of Haliimaile, Maui, a retired hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Robert; daughters Barbara “Bobbi” Cabalo, Yolanda Plunkett, Teodora “Dora” Jim, Juanita Lau and Bernadette Aquino; brothers Fernando, Ceferino Jr., John and Tony Golis; sisters Christine “Santa” Cabrera, Sally Corrales, Isabelle Sulliban, Delphina Fuller, Josephine Sakamura and Carol Yanagi; 10 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Sarah Cantu Cadena

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Sept. 29, 2010
Sarah Cantu Cadena, 80, of Lihue, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Mexico. She is survived by daughter Yolanda “Lani” Lugo, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes in Arizona.

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Dorothy Marie DeCoito

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Sept. 22, 2010
Dorothy Marie DeCoito, 81, of Hilo, a homemaker, will be remembered in a Mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. She died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Anthony “Tony”; son Robert; daughters Susan Hoch and Debra Sanbei; sisters Bernice Ragland, Evelyn Arbles and Margaret Conner; and six grandchildren Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Mae Mikala Kaiawe Ellis

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Sept. 18, 2010
Mae Mikala Kaiawe Ellis, 81, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired former King Kamehameha Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died at home. She was born in Kaohe, South Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Prentiss and Bobby, daughter Irma Freitas, brother John Kaiawe, sister Eleanor Kaiawe, nine grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. next Saturday at her residence, 64-5073 Mana Road, Kamuela. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Casual attire.

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Walter Christopher Freitas

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Sept. 14, 2010
Walter Christopher Freitas, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Trust Co.-Bank of Hawaii senior vice president and treasurer and an Army staff sergeant who served in World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet Y., son Jeffrey, daughters Bonnie E. Freitas and Kimberley Sherrell, sisters Eleanor McDonald and Adeline J. Freitas, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donation suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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JAMES YOSHIO FURUKAWA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

JAMES YOSHIO FURUKAWA

Age 80, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away September 18, 2010 in Aiea. Born October 20, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired Associated Steel iron worker.

He is survived by wife, Nancy C. Furukawa; daughters, Diane (Herb) Okawa, Dale (Tim) Oneal-Furukawa of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters, Mary (Hiroshi) Kono, Nancy (Gordon) Sellers, Sally (Cecil) Cason, Mildred (Robert) Pope; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.

Searleen Vanessa Ann Punilei Grace

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Sept. 13, 2010
Searleen Vanessa Ann Punilei Grace, 55, of Waianae died at home. She is survived by brothers William W., Searle W. and Charlsa R. Grace; and sister Rose Mary L. Grace. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples.

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Gwyndolyn Rafols Gutierrez

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Sept. 25, 2010
Gwyndolyn Rafols “Gwyn” Gutierrez, 73, of Waialua, a retired California psychiatric technician and medical doctor in Philippines, died in Waialua. She was born in Cebu City, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Cheryl and Charlene Ferrer, Charmaine Cortes and Cherry Williams; 11 grandchildren; and a grandchild. Services to be held on the mainland.

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Ellen Jane Kaheowahine Hale

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Sept. 22, 2010
Ellen Jane Kaheowahine Hale, 81, of Honolulu, a retired St. Luke’s Preschool custodian, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Earl; son Kaiponohea; brothers Clarence, Ned and Walter Kelley; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kawaiaha’o Church. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Lei welcome.

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Joseph Akoa Hanawahine

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Sept. 14, 2010
Joseph Akoa “Dodo” Hanawahine, 68, of Waimanalo, a heavy equipment mechanic for the Operating Engineers Local 3, died in Kailua. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by wife Louisa, daughter Gloria L., brother Henry Kealoha, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Casual attire.

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James Howard Harris

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Sept. 28, 2010
James Howard Harris, 67, of Lihue, a bar and restaurant entrepreneur, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Columbia, S.C. He is survived by wife Rose, sons James “Scott” and Benjamin, daughters Elizabeth and Allison, hanai son Michael Sauer, stepdaughter Debra Girald and seven grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Michiko Hashimura

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Sept. 28, 2010
Michiko Hashimura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired owner of a wig and hair products concession booth in Shirokiya, died. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by son Tetsuo, daughters Yumiko Udagawa and Noriko Nakazaki, brothers Kenji and Toshio Usuki, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Sally Hunt

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Sept. 13, 2010
Sally Hunt, 67, of Kailua-Kona, a National Economic Research Associate economist in New York City, died at home. She was born in London. She is survived by husband Ron Twitty, sons Paul and Mark Streiter, stepsons RonAllen and Miles Twitty, and four grandchildren. No services.

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Melvin Masami Imamura

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Sept. 14, 2010
Melvin Masami Imamura, 64, of Wahiawa, a retired Oahu Community Correctional Center adult corrections officer, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Staci A., mother Yatsuru “Helen” and former wife Wendy K. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Anthony Joseph

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Dec. 1, 2005
Anthony Joseph, 92, and Rosalie Joseph, 96, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died. They were born in Honolulu. They are survived by son Patrick, Anthony’s sister Mabel Mendes and Rosalie’s brother Stanley Azevedo, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial: 9 a.m. today at Nuuanu Memorial park. Rosary service and memorial: 9:45 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Nuuanu, followed by a short reception in the parish hall.

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Rosallie Joseph

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June 16, 2010
Anthony Joseph, 92, and Rosalie Joseph, 96, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died. They were born in Honolulu. They are survived by son Patrick, Anthony’s sister Mabel Mendes and Rosalie’s brother Stanley Azevedo, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial: 9 a.m. today at Nuuanu Memorial park. Rosary service and memorial: 9:45 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Nuuanu, followed by a short reception in the parish hall.

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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. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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LEILANI TA’E LEITUALA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

LEILANI TA’E LEITUALA

Age 25, of Kapolei, HI, passed away September 18, 2010 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born December 20, 1984 in American Samoa.

She is survived by husband, Leka Leituala; mother, Aitu Luafalemana; brothers, Richard (Jenny) Lemaota, Honey Boy (Flo) Luafalemana of WA, Blessing (Christina) Luafalemana; sisters, Merle (Mauola) Leilua of American Samoa, Grace (Ricky) Tu’umalo of UT; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (October 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 11:45 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Edwin Kim Siack Liu

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Sept. 26, 2010
Edwin Kim Siack Liu, 68, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Regulatory Agency cable TV program specialist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Clarence K.S. Liu. Visitation: 8:30 p.m. next Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ. Services: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Beatrice Kamakane Loo

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Sept. 23, 2010
Beatrice Kamakane Loo, 83, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for a telephone company, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert W.S. Sr., sons Albert W.S. Jr. and Robb S., and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences may sent to 469 Ena Road No. 2110, Honolulu, HI 96815.

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Pat Mahaulu

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Sept. 28, 2010
Pat Mahaulu, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons Jonathan, Larry, Matthew and Peter Holmes; daughters Kathy Bloom, Julie Hamer and Debra Spinks; stepdaughters Aeral, Carrie and Lori Mahaulu; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Violet Lee Maunu

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Sept. 24, 2010
Violet Lee Maunu, 84, of Honolulu, a retired teacher’s aide, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Melvin K.Y.F.; Marilyn K.Y.K. Castro, Carolyn H. Maunu-Hendrix, Sharolyn P. Maunu; brothers Francis, Lawrence, Ernest and Herbert Lee; sisters Ellen Ching and Evelyn Char; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Herbert Kealoha Mesick

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Sept. 14, 2010
Herbert Kealoha Mesick, 88, of Wahiawa, a pianist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Ralph L.L. and sisters Ruth M. Groves and Lysa Palmer. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Leahi Hospital Thrift Shop, St. Francis Hospice or charity.

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Kenneth H. Naito

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Sept. 21, 2010
Kenneth H. Naito, 75, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris; son Wesley; daughters Adele and Lisa Ann Naito; brother Jack; sisters Helen Sato, Shirley Joyo and Jane Umetsu; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Fendel Pale Oclit

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Sept. 14, 2010
Fendel Pale “Ding” Oclit, 73, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired contractor, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Keoua Kaneakua, Jimmy Yap, Jonathan and Dean Oclit; daughters Ginger Kaneakua, Donna Hoopii and Franque Oclit; companion Marlin Cummings; brother David Sotelo; sisters Lena Rutledge, Terrylynn and Loretta Sotelo; 42 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Services: 11 a.m. Oct. 9. Scattering of ashes: noon at the family beach house.

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Eusebia Lorenzo Ramos

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Sept. 24, 2010
Eusebia Lorenzo Ramos, 88, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Romeo and Erwin, daughter Cora, sister Eugenia Baracao, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. next Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran