Archive for October 3rd, 2010

GWENFREAD LEILANI AKEN

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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.

Victoriana Idica Antonio

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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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HERMAN KWAI SING AUYONG

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HERMAN KWAI SING AUYONG

Herman K.S. Auyong, a former resident of Hawaii left us on August 7, 2010. He died peacefully at the age of 75 in Henderson, Nevada where he resided for the past 14 years after his retirement from Dean Witter Reynolds and Wedbush Morgan as an Account Executive. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the 154 Medical Group formerly known as 154 USAF Dispensary/154 USAF Clinic/154 Medical Squadron of the Hawaii Air National Guard. He was a member of Sunrise Rotary and was a Mason of the Honolulu Lodge and Scottish Rite Bodies of Honolulu as well as an Aloha Shriner.

Known to many as hard-working and honest, fun-loving, a good listener and a man of simple tastes, graveside services will be held on October 30, 2010 at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 10:45 a.m.

In keeping with his philosophy of “giving back,” the family is suggesting that donations in his memory be made to St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 720 North King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Evelyn, daughter Liane and son-in-law Gavan Imamura and son Scott and daughter-in-law Patrice (Chun). He was the proud grandfather of Kayla Auyong, Katerina Imamura, and Noah Auyong. He is also survived by his sisters, Mrs. Angie Brooks, Mrs. Elaine Young, Mrs. Jennie Lum, and Ms Mary Lau; nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

Remegio Reyes Barcena

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Sept. 25, 2010

Remegio Reyes “Remec” Barcena, 93, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Nursing Home. He was born in Burgos, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Francisco and Salcedo; daughters Marcelina Langoban, Zenaida Frio and Jovita Galvan; 24 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, 1614 Monte St. Mass: 7 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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BARBARA A. BURGER

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BARBARA A. BURGER

Barbara A. Burger (81), retired painter and potter of Kailua died at home on September 10, 2010 of cancer after a long illness.

Born in Ventura, California on April 13, 1929, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Willamette University and a direct commission as Ensign USN in 1951.

Barbara is survived by Husband Don, their daughter Emily Sytsma of Viroqua, WI; son Fred Burger of Friendswood, TX; Brother Jere Geurin of Morehead City, NC; sisters Carol Vancil of Folsom, CA and Rosalie Tuttle of Fairview, OR; two Grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at Kailua United Methodist Church on a future date to be announced. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Hawaii.

VEDA I. BUSHART

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VEDA I. BUSHART, 91
Born Karnak, Ill 8/27/1919
Died Honolulu, Hi 9/18/2010

Surviving family in Hawai`i, California, Florida, Oklahoma, Michigan: son Daniel Heely (Patricia), daughter Carol Ramsey (Ted); step daughter Patricia Bushart Buss (Charles); grandchildren Patricia-Ann, Sean, Dee-Ann, Lee-Ann, Adrianne, Erin, Dwayne Patrick, Brandy, Kelli, Debbie and Charles Wesley (dec’d); great grandchildren Mykah, Mylah, Ty, Lauren, Danielle, Ashlee, Spike, Klyne, Payton, Stanley Ray, Blair, Ryan, Eli, Ta`ani, Kailan, Lauren, Brian and Zachary; great-great grandchildren Keona, Makana, Hugh (Hoku), Ikaika, Avery and Madison.

WALTER CHRISTOPHER FREITAS

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WALTER CHRISTOPHER FREITAS

Passed away at St. Francis Hospice at the age of 87. Walter retired in 1988 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer from Hawaiian Trust Co. Born in Honolulu.

Walter is survived by his wife Violet, children Bonnie, Jeffrey (Beth), and Kim (Brian); grandchildren Kyle (Pili), Lauren, Mari, Christopher, Anna, Emma, and Noah; sisters Eleanor McDonald and Adeline Freitas.

Services will be held at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church on Friday, October 8th. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be at the National memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl at 2:00 p.m. Donations to the Alzheimer Assn in Walter’s memory may be made on-line at: http://act.alz.org/goto/wcfreitas

Yolanda C. Gazmen

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Sept. 21, 2010
Yolanda C. Gazmen, 68, of Kahului, a retired retail manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ryan, Ryle and Roger Jr.; daughters Ryvette Figueroa and Rychelle Gazmen; brothers Rene and Nelson Cuadro; sisters Carolina Andam, Anita C. Daquioag, Leticia A. Cuadro and Beverly Kahahane; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

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Mary J. Kapalu Kaina

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Sept. 21, 2010
Mary J. Kapalu Kaina, 68, of Waiehu, Maui, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by partner Robert Houpo, sons Christopher and Calvin, daughter Eugenie Nishie, sister Harriet Kaahea, brother Antone Kapalu Jr., 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Robert Michael Kane

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Sept. 12, 2010
Robert Michael Kane, 47, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Dredging and Akakaki Mechanical boilermaker and pipefitter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by companion Debra Akuna; sons Sami and Kona Akuna; daughter Mahealani Akuna; father Sonny; mother Heather Montgomery; brothers George, Byron and Walter Cook and Steven Serrano; and sisters Lisa Kane and Lehua Korpacz. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leilani Ta’e Leituala

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Sept. 18, 2010
Leilani Ta’e Leituala, 25, of Kapolei, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Leka; mother Aitu Luafalemana; brothers Richard Lemaota and Honey Boy and Blessing Luafalemana; and sisters Merle Leilua and Grace Tu’umalo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Mortuary Park.

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Arthur Kekaula Lum

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Sept. 23, 2010
Arthur Kekaula Lum, 80, of Waimanalo, a U.S. Postal Service carrier and Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Bert Kanoa and Gerald and Arnold Lum; daughter Sandra S. Dias; brother Raymond; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Richard W.C. Lum

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Sept. 20, 2010
Richard W.C. Lum, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration construction inspector, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Annie M.; hanai son Kevin Meyer; brother Calvin; sisters Gladys and Rosalind Chun and Elsie Perkins; and three hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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VIOLET LEE MAUNU

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VIOLET LEE MAUNU

Violet Tai Kyau Maunu, 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Friday, September 24th.

Violet, second eldest of 10 children, married Solomon Keahukapu Maunu. Children: Marilyn (Michael) Castro, Carolyn Haunani (Rick) Hendrix, Puanani (Leonard Johnson) Maunu, Melvin (Suzanne) Maunu; grandchildren: Kalani (Lindsay) Castro, Kanoe (Tagiilima) Apelu, Christopher Nainoa & Leland Ikaika Castro, Hollan & Kate Hendrix; great-grandchildren: Mikayla & Marcus Apelu.

A teacher’s aide at Lincoln & Kalakaua Schools, and a member of American Legion Kau-Tom Post, Lion’s Club, Kawaiahao Church. Known in Papakolea as “Mrs. Maunu” to many of the children she taught, she was most known for encouraging everyone to be their best and to follow their dreams. Her legacy will be her positive attitude and generous spirit of giving.

Services Thursday, October 7, Borthwick Mortuary. Visitation 9am-1pm, Memorial Service at 10:30am. Burial Kaneohe Veterans Cemetery 2pm.

Masato Nitta

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Sept. 23, 2010

Masato Nitta, 89, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard civil service worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judith; sons Alan and Garry; brothers Kenneth, George and Thomas; sister Ichio Koga and Alice Asato; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Evelyn Sachiko Ono

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EVELYN SACHIKO ONO

Evelyn S. Ono passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 19. She was born on April 10, 1933 in Honolulu and graduated from McKinley High School. She faithfully served for 35 years with her husband Lt. General (Ret.) Allen Ono in the U.S. Army and was an active and passionate volunteer in the Merrie Ladies of the Aloha Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, and Kapi’olani Craft Volunteers.

She is survived by her husband and sons, Dr. Craig Ono, his wife, Claire Ono, and granddaughters, Caryn, Caitlin and Christianne of Wahiawa and Dr. Curtis Ono, his wife, Wendy Nakatsukasa-Ono and grandson, Alex Ono of Seattle. She is also survived by her three brothers, Mr. James, George and Stanley Masaki and their families. She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Toyoichi Masaki and mother, Mrs. Hanako Masaki.

Visitation on Sunday, October 10 at noon and memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. She will be privately laid to rest at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery.

Stanley Pomaikai

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Sept. 9, 2010
Stanley Pomaikai, 66, of Mililani, a Del Monte Pineapple Cannery luna, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosaline; brothers Jerry, Roy and Allen; and sisters Margaret Maikui, Lillian Guinn, Violet Hively and Elaine and Hazel Pomaikai. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park, section LL. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Albert Ragsac

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Sept. 3, 2010
Albert Ragsac, 75, of Honolulu, an Army housing management specialist, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Mark, daughters Tracy Edwards and Carol Smith, brothers Ted Ragsac and Ruperto Agcaoili, sister Nina Lovan and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Peter Alexander Ross

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Williams Funeral Services

PETER ALEXANDER ROSS

Was born July 16, 1943 at Kapiolani Maternity Hospital. His parents were so proud; they named him after his God-Father, Sir Peter Buck, from New Zealand. Peter grew up in Kailua on Kalaheo Avenue. The front yard was right on Kailua Beach. He and his younger sister, Bernie loved the beach life. Peter graduated from Punahou School in 1962. After graduation he went to California for a year to attend Foothill Junior College. Peter returned to Oahu and turned his great love of automobiles into a career when he began selling cars. He sold Volkswagens, Mercedes, Jaguars, Maseratis, and other exotic vehicles. Peter not only sold many cars, but owned probably just as many. He owned his first car at the age of 10. He drove it around Kailua carrying his sister, Bernie, around in the passenger seat. Peter LOVED cars!

Peter married Sharon Conant in January 1969 and moved to Maui later that year. In 1973, his darling Brandy, was born. He was the happiest man alive. In 1983, Peter and Brandy moved to Oahu and lived in Nuuanu with his mother, May, after his father “Danda” passed away. After a few years, Peter and Brandy moved to Kailua where Peter liked to hit golf balls across the canal. Brandy woud dutifully get in the inflatable row boat and paddle across to retrieve the balls for him. A year later they moved to Kaimalu Place in Kaneohe. Peter loved it’s island style “Dicky” roof and enjoyed sharing his home entertaining friends and family. In 1991 Peter returned to the house in Nuuanu where Peter could more closely care for his mother, May. As her health deteriorated, Peter became her care-taker. He stayed by her side for 8 years until she passed away on March 2, 2009. He was a loving dedicated son.

Peter is survived by his daughter Brandy-Alicia Kehaulani Ross (Danny Maalouf) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, sister Bernice-May (Douglas) Fernandez of Honokaa Mauka, and niece & God-daughter Danielle Wainani Gay of Kailua. Peter was a wonderful and loving father, brother & son. He is missed very much by family and friends.

Peter was laid to rest in his family plot at Oahu Cemetery on July 23rd. Donations in his memory may be made to The American Lung Association and Punahou School.

LEON E. “BUDDY” CAMARA SR.

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

LEON E. “BUDDY” CAMARA SR.

Leon E. “Buddy” Camara Sr., 74, of Waimanalo died September 15, 2010 at Castle Medical Center. Born in Paia, Maui. Retired rigger from Hawaii Stevedores, Veteran of both the U.S. Army and the Hawaii Army National Guard. Survived by wife, Yvonne Galdeira Camara; sons, Leon “Buddy” (Donna) Jr., Lyndon “Smitty” (Sherilynn); grandchildren, Buddy Boy, Kalani (Dawn), Leeya, Tiare (Laramie); great-grandchildren, Tialar-John, Kyla-Marie, Jaycee-Ann, Dodge, Jazmin, Tristan-Jade, Kenlyn-Claire; hanai grandchildren, Nicole, Nikita, Nadia, Tony, Nathan Boy, Roxy Girl; brother, Hana; sister-in-law, Momi and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 7 p.m. Visitation again at the mortuary on Friday (Oct. 8) from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., service 11 a.m., committal service 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Marcellina Tranilla

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Sept. 28, 2010
Marcellina Tranilla, 81, of Lahaina, a retired Royal Lahaina Resort housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Maurice and Timothy, daughter Pamela Carvalho, sister Victoria Belasco, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

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Hazel Mary Worrell

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Sept. 10, 2010
Hazel Mary Worrell, 77, of Honolulu, a snack bar attendant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Jimmy Tokuhara, sons George and Gary, daughter Debbie, sister Connie M. Blake, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation over ashes: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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