Archive for October, 2010

Michiko Hashimura

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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James Howard Harris

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Joseph Akoa Hanawahine

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Ellen Jane Kaheowahine Hale

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Gwyndolyn Rafols Gutierrez

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Searleen Vanessa Ann Punilei Grace

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Edward Galarita Sr.

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

Sept. 26, 2010
Edward Galarita Sr., 70, of Wailuku, a Maui Prince Hotel security guard, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born on Maui. He is survived by son Edward “Bud” II, sister Lillian Heyert and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Walter Christopher Freitas

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Mae Mikala Kaiawe Ellis

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Bernardo Soriano De Guzman Sr.

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

Sept. 21, 2010
Bernardo Soriano De Guzman Sr., 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired Dutch Boy Paint supervisor in the Philippines, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Luz V.; sons Luisito and Bernardo Jr.; daughters Bernadette De Guzman and Belina Verano; sisters Emeteria Dandan, Zocema De Guzman, Juliana Usita, Valentina Fletchetero and Brigida Divina; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Dorothy Marie DeCoito

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Sarah Cantu Cadena

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Victoria Golis Cabalo

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Josephine Theresa Cosma Greig Blair

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Glen Baker

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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Gabriel Semana Aurellano

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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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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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LEILANI TA’E LEITUALA

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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.

JAMES YOSHIO FURUKAWA

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

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.

JULIANA ‘CULLIT” CALIBOSO SALANIO

Posted On October 2nd, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

JULIANA “CULLIT” CALIBOSO SALANIO

Age 92, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 12, 2010 in Honolulu. Born August 11, 1918 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Member of Sinaitanian Organization.

She is survived by sons, Avelino (Lolita) Salanio, Warlito (Encarnacion) Salanio; daughters, Virginia (Florencio) Ibe of Philippines, Edna (Estanislao) Temporal, Elsa (Domingo) Raquepo of Philippines, Lilia (Cho) Nguyen; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brother, Marcelo (Theodora) Caliboso; sisters, Timotia Caliboso of Philippines, Josefina Ragudo of Philippines; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (October 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Thursday (October 7) St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JERRY PATRICK KEONE KALEIKINI

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

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.

Paulino G. Villanueva Jr.

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

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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James Jitsumi Toma

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

Sept. 18, 2010
James Jitsumi Toma, 83, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a Consolidated Rail Corp. retiree and Army Signal Corps veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died in Hilo. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Shizuo, Katsumi and Goro. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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Hazel Masayo Takahashi Tamura

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

Sept. 12, 2010
Hazel Masayo Takahashi Tamura, 97, of Honolulu, a former Goodwear Dress Shop clothing presser and a housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Masami Kanda and sister “Mildred” Tomoye Fukunaga. Private services.

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Beatrice Faye Tamm

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

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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Chosei Tamashiro

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

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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Jane H. Sheehan

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

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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Pedro Avila Salvador

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

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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Stephen H. Reelitz

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

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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Wendy Lee Pitner

Posted On October 1st, 2010 -

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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