Archive for October 28th, 2010

Florentino Galera Aganus

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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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Timotea Garcia Alejo

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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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Evaline Kaleiluhia Rodrigues Gunderson Awa

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Oct. 20, 2010
Evaline Kaleiluhia Rodrigues Gunderson Awa, 93, of Aiea, a supervisor at Bellows Air Force Base, Wackenhut Security employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ualapue, Molokai. She is survived by husband Charles; sons Hamilton Pieper, Clarence J. Gunderson Jr. and Calvin J. Gunderson Sr.; daughter Clarice U. Gasper; sisters Harriet Chung and Eliza Kaopua; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Carol Boulanger

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Oct. 21, 2010
Carol Boulanger, 66, of Waipio Valley, Hawaii, a farmer, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kimberly and Lia Boe and Traci Boulanger, sisters Kay Swan and Liz Turpin and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the family home, Waipio Valley. For more information, call 808-936-2019.

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Maxime Castro Ebalaroza

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Oct. 21, 2010
Maxime Castro “Sonny” Ebalaroza, 76, of Kapolei, a retired machine operator at Matson Terminal and an Army National Guard Veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Pilar, sons Osmund, Jason and Chard, daughters Milisa Freeman and Ilsa Ramos, 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ronald James Eubanks

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Oct. 18, 2010
Ronald James Eubanks, 34, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by mother Wendy J. and sister Dawn M. Services to be held at a later date in Florida.

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Herbert Y.S. Foo

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Oct. 8, 2010
Herbert Y.S. Foo, 90, of Honolulu, a retired baking instructor, small business management instructor at Honolulu Community College and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hi’olani Care Center at Kahala Nui. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura M., daughter Marcella K.F. Yee and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Gary Van Hashimoto

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Oct. 17, 2010
Gary Van Hashimoto, 50, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Vance K., parents Stanley and Jacqueline, sisters Tammie Calma and Jo-Ann Niemczyk and grandmother Bertha Lee. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Bernard Puniawa Koon Sau Ho

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Oct. 21, 2010
Bernard Puniawa Koon Sau Ho, 65, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu firefighter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife J. Leimomi; son Kemamo; daughters Ku’ukamalani H. Wehrsig and Vikilani H. Sutherland; brothers David Heart and Lindsay and Davis K. Ho; sister Faith Simon; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church. Program: 11 a.m. Mass: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Seichi Hoashi

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Oct. 14, 2010
Seichi Hoashi, 88, of Eleele, Kauai, a self-employed poultry farmer and an Army veteran who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, Company C, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sister Dorothy Inouye. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary chapel. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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STEVEN L. KOLT

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Steven L. Kolt
December 29, 1942 – October 22, 2010
“Most Loving Father in the Whole World”
One of a kind father, husband, son, friend, protector and mentor.
On Friday, October 22, Steven L. Kolt passed away unexpectedly. He passed after “the best 5 months in my life in a long time,” living happily at Ko Olina Resort and starting multiple new transportation companies, owner of KOLT Cars and Managing Director of Ko Olina Transportation for Ko Olina Resort & Marina.
Steve was born and raised in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He attended Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. It was at Cornell where his career in transportation began; he created an extremely successful transportation company servicing upstate New York from his dormitory room and sold it upon graduation.
Steve was a leader in the travel industry and became known as “Mr. Transportation” for years in the State of Hawaii as an Owner & Operator of Rainbow Coaches, Trans Hawaiian, Regal Travel, The CAB, Americabs, Carey Limousines of Hawaii, Tradewind Taxi, Hawaii Kai Taxi, and managing director of VIP Transportation.
Steve operated the City & County of Honolulu’s public bus routes as Leeward Bus Company and founded and operated the first private commuter buses in Hawaii, offering coffee, newspapers, and refreshments on board. He was the first to design and operate park and ride programs for Honolulu City and Waikiki Ho’olaulea events enabling thousands of Oahu residents to attend these events without parking hassles. The BUS took over his system after the second year of operations.
Steve was also a leader in the hospitality industry, as co-owner, vice president, and chief officer of First Travel Inc. which included Colony Resorts, Travel Consultants Inc., and Ask Mr. Foster Travel with 115 branches nationwide. Steve was also past president and board member of the Hawaiian Transportation Association for 20 years.
Steve’s expertise was sought after by such luminaries as Peter Ueberroth, where Steve organized the transportation serving the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. When he finished, the system worked to perfection. As senior VP of Aramark Corp. he operated over 3,000 motor coaches nationwide with over $140M in revenues, making it the most profitable division. Steve designed and operated transportation systems in Vienna, Bermuda, London, Mexico, Honolulu and cities all over the US mainland.
Most recently, Steve pioneered the repositioning for Ko Olina Resort’s entire transportation system, which included the upcoming Disney Resort, Ihilani, and Marriott Timeshares. He introduced Ko Olina to the first ever resort-wide ladybug themed shuttle with spirited Aloha drivers.
Steve was active in the local Hawaiian and Samoan communities. His endeavors included being founder and board member of the Coalition For a Drug Free Hawaii, and founder of DASH, the First Armed Services Don’t Drive Drunk Program in Hawaii. He was also the founder and CEO of Lokahi Hawaii, an on-site living and training facility for delinquent youth in Hawaii. Steve was a board member for Hawaii Literacy, Inc., and founder and funder of “To Advance Local Employment,” a program he created to train Hawaii’s youth to obtain and keep jobs, including training at HYCCN homes for teens. Steve produced a one-hour play on the KGMB station which taught teens about life’s choices in a comedic format starring Frank De Lima. Steve’s efforts in the local communities were so much appreciated he was flown to Samoa and was ceremonially honored as a Chief.
Those that know Steve personally know that there isn’t anyone quite like him. His well-known traits were his strong personality, humor, blunt honesty, loyalty, and unwavering love. Steve had a character that was larger than life that will live on in people’s memories and stories. His cowboy boots, big smile, charm and colorful aloha shirts along with his witty jokes are unforgettable. Advice was never at a loss, and the best hugs were always available. Steve will live on in the hearts of many and through his legacy in the transportation business in Hawaii and the throughout the US mainland.
Steve’s family includes his daughters, Kimberly Ann Kolt and Ginny Anderson, his sons Gaylord and Byran Kolt, and grandchildren Kit, Hiilei, Rangel, Darron, and Chrisz Kolt, Heather, Whitney, Jordan, and Sierra Anderson, and his sister Andy Kliphouse.
“Steve may have missed his calling,” said a long time friend. “He was an expert in Jewish humor and used it effectively in his business I have lost my personal trainer,” he said.
Private services will be held at Steve’s favorite lagoon, Secret Beach under the banyon tree at Ko Olina Resort on Saturday, October 30th at 11am. He requested the service to be lighthearted and short, with bright and colorful attire. At the request of his daughter, in lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Coalition For a Drug Free Hawaii or The Hawaii Humane Society and send “In Memory of Steven L. Kolt.”

James Shigeru Makiya

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Oct. 6, 2010
James Shigeru Makiya, 85, of Kaneohe, a city retiree, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Marvin, daughter Sharon Rahn, brother Thomas, sister Dora Uyeunten and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Edward Manners

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June 19, 2010
John Edward Manners, 72, of Kapolei, a retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by father LeRoy, brother Richard and sisters Monica Oakes and Lynne Johnson. Services pending.

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Owen T. Mitsui

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Oct. 21, 2010
Owen T. Mitsui, 57, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joey Korzon; brothers Alvin, Randy and Rusty; and sister Karen Brookshire. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park, section Haka I.

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Ellen Goya Santos

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Oct. 5, 2010
Ellen Goya Santos, 87, of Kahului, co-owner of Sam’s Kailua Chevron on Oahu, died in Kahului. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Samuel G. Jr., daughters Linda Santos and Donna Gomes, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Maui Memorial Park.

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Kenzo Takahashi

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Oct. 26, 2010
Kenzo “Jimmy” Takahashi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired mason and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kikuyo, sons Craig and Ricky, daughter Lori Higa, brother Uechi, sister Yuriko Okano and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Luciano Baclig Yadao

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Oct. 24, 2010
Luciano Baclig “Ciano” Yadao, 98, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Lihue Plantation push rake operator, died in Kahului. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Warren and Robert, daughters Janice Neptune, Yvonne Martin and Encarnacion Mendez, and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. next Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

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