Archive for November, 2010

HELEN SYBIL TURNER SMITH

Posted On November 26th, 2010 -

HELEN SYBIL TURNER SMITH

DURHAM: Helen Sybil Turner Smith was born in Orange County, NC on May 8, 1920. Her life on this earth ended on Nov. 22, 2010. She was predeceased husband Jack Smith, and son Peter Smith.

She is survived by children Courtney Yoshikawa-Kuller (Kenneth), Dinah Weatherby, and Robert Mark Smith; grandchildren Matthew, Daniel and David Yoshikawa, and Jasmine Weatherby.

Helen was a graduate of Braggtown High School and Watts School of Nursing in Durham, NC, and Western Carolina University. She was a registered nurse, and when Jack entered the Methodist ministry, she became a dedicated minister’s wife. They served together in Misenheimer, Cold Springs, Hayesville, Clyde, and Asheville, NC; Kahuku Methodist Church and Ewa Beach Methodist Church, Oahu, Hawaii; and the Methodist Mission at Yuma Reservation, AZ. She worked as a nurse in Yuma and western NC, and as a substitute teacher at Kahuku High and Elementary School. She retired in 1987 to Durham, NC and was active in church and community activities. She also went on UMC work missions to Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Costa Rica. She had a great love for Hawaii and treasured her memories of her years in Kahuku and Ewa Beach.

The family offers thanks to all who were part of her beautiful life memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Helen’s name to Habitat for Humanity, United Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief, to any cause dear to your heart, or by planting a tree or flowers to beautify the earth.

The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc.

Geminiana Campania Acruz

Posted On November 24th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

GEMINIANA CAMPANIA ACRUZ

Age 61 of Honolulu, HI passed away November 20, 2010 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 20, 1949 in Carcar, Cebu, Philippines.

She is survived by her husband, Tito R. Acruz Jr.; sons, Tito C. (Christy Leah) Acruz Jr., Johnny C. Acruz; daughter, Rowena C. Acruz; brothers, Mario (Conchita) Campania, Dionisio (Lourdes) Campania, Sabiniano (Bibina) Campania, Eduardo Campania; sisters, Rita Campania, Lilia (Seclo) Trapila; 2 grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program: 10:30 a.m.; Prayer Service: 11:15 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire, flowers welcome.

Geminiana Campania Acruz

Posted On November 24th, 2010 -

Nov. 20, 2010
Geminiana Campania Acruz, 61, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Carcar, Cebu, Philippines. She is survived by husband Tito R. Jr.; sons Tito C. Jr. and Johnny C.; daughter Rowena C.; brothers Mario, Dionisio, Sabiniano and Eduardo Campania; sisters Rita Campania and Lilia Trapila; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 10:30 a.m. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sgt. Edwin “Buddy” Adolphson

Posted On November 1st, 2010 -

SGT. EDWIN “BUDDY” ADOLPHSON

November 1, 1916 – August 5, 1990 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY

It’s been 20 years since you left us. We love you and miss you so very much.

YOUR FAMILY
Daughters: Diana (James) Capili
Maria (Richard) Chun
Patti Adolphson (aka) Laura Warren
Grandsons: Rich (Corrie) Chun
(Eden, Chelsielynn, Elijah)
Jason (Sheilamae) Chun
(Cameron, Jayce, Jayla, David)
Nephew: George (Paulyn) Foster
(Troy, Kelli)

Jaime Ibalio Agbalog

Posted On November 6th, 2010 -

Oct. 20, 2010
Jaime Ibalio “Jimmy” Agbalog, 54, of Honolulu, an Outrigger Reef Hotel houseman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Malabon, Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by wife Consuelo “Ching”; son Christopher “Chris”; daughter Crystal Lynn; stepmother Belma Agbalog; brothers Sonny, Robert, Ramon and Jaybe; and sisters Angelica “Angie” Sales, Janelyn “Janet” Castillo and Krystle Joy Agbalog. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. next Saturday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Kikue Agena / Noburo Agena

Posted On November 20th, 2010 -

Nov. 9, 2010 / Nov. 11, 2010
Kikue Agena, 83, died at her Kapaa, Kauai, home, and husband Noburo Agena, 88, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He was born in Kapaa. They are survived by daughters Bonny and Pamela. She is also survived by sister Nancy Westlake. He is also survived by sister Sue Leong. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. next Saturday at Kapaa Missionary Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edison Balon Agustin

Posted On November 24th, 2010 -

Nov. 3, 2010
Edison Balon Agustin, 53, of Ewa, a Hawaii National Landscape landscaper, died in Ewa. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elsa; sons Ellison and Glenn A.; daughter Edelyn L.; mother Ignacia; brothers Mardito, Efenio, Nelson and Robert; and sister Manita A. Agmata. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 4 at Valley of the Temples. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m.

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RICHARD K. AJIFU

Posted On November 13th, 2010 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

RICHARD K. AJIFU

Age 88, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away October 31, 2010 in Aiea. Born June 30, 1922 in Ewa, Hawaii. Richard was a member of the Infantry Company G-442nd Infantry Regiment and was a Silver Star & Purple Heart recipient. He retired as a draftsman from the City & County.

She is survived by sons, Glenn (Sheryl) Ajifu, Jon Ajifu; hanai daughter, Wanda (Medardo) Padasdao; sister, Peggy Sakamoto; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (November 17) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial. Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ESTHER E. AJIFU

Posted On November 13th, 2010 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuar (20 S. Kukui St.)

ESTHER E. AJIFU

Age 86, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away September 26, 2010 in Aiea, Hawaii. Born July 15, 1924 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Esther was a retired General Office clerk at Hickam Air Force Base.

She is survived by sons, Glenn (Sheryl) Ajifu, Jon Ajifu; hanai daughter, Wanda (Medardo) Padasdao; brother, Thomas (Sue) Tsuha; sister, Tomoe Fukushima; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (November 17) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific at Punchbowl. Casual Attire.

Richard K. Ajifu

Posted On November 14th, 2010 -

Oct. 31, 2010
Richard K. Ajifu, 88, of Aiea, a retired city draftsman and an Army veteran who was a member of Infantry Company G, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and a recipient of a Silver Star and Purple Heart, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Glenn and Jon, hanai daughter Wanda Padasdao, sister Peggy Sakamoto, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Shigeyo Akamine

Posted On November 15th, 2010 -

Nov. 5, 2010
Shigeyo Akamine, 94, of Pearl City, formerly of Kalihi Valley, a retired Flamingo Restaurant pantry employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Thomas and Wallace; daughters Nancy Nakamura, Leatrice Sakuma and Sandra Sakata; three sisters; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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KAREN CHIEKO AKAMINE

Posted On November 17th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

KAREN CHIEKO AKAMINE

Age 56, of Aiea, HI, passed away November 4, 2010 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 30, 1954 in Honolulu.

She is survived by daughter, Dayle (Matthew) Tanaka; step-daughter, Christie (Paul) Wilson, Carrie (Micah) Shklov; step-son, Grant (Amy) Akamine; father, Harold K. Kishi; brother, Clyde (Cathy) Kishi; 11 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday (November 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Karen Chieko Akamine

Posted On November 18th, 2010 -

Nov. 4, 2010
Karen Chieko Akamine, 56, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Dayle Tanaka, stepson Grant, stepdaughters Christie Wilson and Carrie Shklov, father Harold K. Kishi, brother Clyde Kishi and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Rachel Akazawa

Posted On November 8th, 2010 -

Nov. 1, 2010
Rachel Akazawa, 77, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Kauai Police Department secretary, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She is survived by husband Chiaki, son Clayton, brothers Seiji and Paul Okutsu, sisters Mitsuko Matsuura and Margie Shin, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Amy Young Akina

Posted On November 18th, 2010 -

Nov. 11, 2010
Amy Young Akina, 86, of Honolulu, a retired St. Francis Hospital registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Bertram, daughter Charlene, brother Oliver Young, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Debra Ann Alani

Posted On November 9th, 2010 -

Oct. 31, 2010
Debra Ann Alani, 47, of Kukaiau Ranch, Paauilo, Hawaii, owner of Executive’s Plus Legal Service, Kepi’s Baskets of Hawaii Gift Shop and Florist, and Kamuela Shave Ice and Snacks, and a state civil deputy sheriff and Koholalele Ranch executive administrator, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clayton I. Jr., daughters Arrionne Alani and Shantel Obadencio, companion Fred Kozy, father Raymond Walker, mother Florence Dias, stepbrothers Gilbert and Chad Osaki, sister Raydyn Ines, stepsister Napua Osaki and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mana Christian Ohana Church in Kamuela, Hawaii. Services: 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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SUSAN SOARES ALDEGUER

Posted On November 30th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

SUSAN SOARES ALDEGUER

Age 77, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 13, 2010 in Honolulu. Born March 31, 1933 in Waialua, Hawaii. Susan was a member of Ka Mana Ho’ Ola Hou Church.

She is survived by sons, Walter (Frances) Aldeguer, Jr., Herbert (Sandi) Aldeguer, Juan (Barrylyn) Aldeguer; daughters, Walterbea Aldeguer, Koreen (Fred) Perry, Dalmacia Aldeguer, Homelani (Ken) Kozeniewski; Susan (Lupe) Gonzalez, Katherine Aldeguer, Alma Aldeguer, Jaynai Aldeguer, Maysana Aldeguer Lopes; brother, Orlando Soares; sisters, Rosemary “Aga” Awong, Edith Teixeira; 38 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (December 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service also 10:00 a.m. Saturday (December 11) at the Soares Estate on Halona Rd., Waianae. Scattering of remains to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Maili Beach across Hila St. Flowers Welcome.

Timotea Garcia Alejo

Posted On November 8th, 2010 -

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 Amancio, Cornelio and Benjamin Garcia; sisters Avelina Garcia and Candida Della; 23 grandchildren; and 23 great- grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Updated service information for an obituary published Oct. 28.

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David Alices

Posted On November 30th, 2010 -

Nov. 17, 2010
David Alices, 81, of Honolulu, a retired curator of fish and mammals, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deanna; son David Jr.; daughters Dovelynn Valenzuela, Darvette Abbate and Davedine Schott; sister Joanna Festa; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Burial in Idaho at a later date.

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Beatrice O. Almeida

Posted On November 29th, 2010 -

Nov. 18, 2010
Beatrice O. Almeida, 91, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an employee at Kauai Pineapple Cannery and Medeiros Chicken Farm, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Lorraine Kakalia, Alberta Paris and Caroline Barretto; brothers Sarafin and Frank Octavio; sisters Josephine Douglas and Sylvia Yonalunas; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Raphael’s Cemetery.

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Faith Kapuananio’kalani Alonzo

Posted On November 13th, 2010 -

Nov. 1, 2010
Faith Kapuananio’kalani Alonzo, 18, of Waimanalo, a Kailua High School student, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Ferdinand Fernando, mother Clarisa Alonzo, brothers Preston and Christian, sister Precilla and grandparents Felix and Zeneida Alonzo. Private services. No flowers.

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Howard David Altman

Posted On November 3rd, 2010 -

Oct. 30, 2010
Howard David Altman, 58, of Kailua, a wholesale business owner, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Cynthia, son Justin, daughters Ariana and Brianna, and sister Cheryl. Services held.

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Ioane Kealii Helemauna Nihipali Amina

Posted On November 3rd, 2010 -

Oct. 14, 2010
Ioane Kealii Helemauna Nihipali Amina, 28, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Millennium Security Services security guard, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Loea Amina and Naheana Lindsey; companion Kahele Faelyn Loo; mother Alice M.H.; father Edward Spencer; brothers Edward, Mark, Johnathan and Nelly Spencer, Johnathan Kanui, John Amina IV, Herman and Haena Kalani, Kaipo Amina-Kalani, Kekoa Batalona, and Victor, Whiston and Likeke Kawaa; sisters Amanda Spencer, Rina Kawaa, Bernice Joshua, Kauilani, Kuulei and Alice Kalani, Elizabeth Roper, Uilani Batalona, and Jubilee, Milly and Kuuipo Amina; and hanai mothers Stephanie Amina, Dorene Ako and Loraine Ishii. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Robert Lee Andrus

Posted On November 6th, 2010 -

Nov. 3, 2010
Robert Lee Andrus, 85, of Honolulu, a retired personnel manager for the former Honolulu Federal Savings and Loan and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Utah. Graveside inurnment: 3 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Shirley Pualani Antone

Posted On November 23rd, 2010 -

Nov. 18, 2010
Shirley Pualani Antone, 63, of Las Vegas, an auto detailer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Annie; sons Wayne and Jeffrey; daughter Jane Little; brothers James and Benjamine; sisters Terry, Dorcas and Joan Antone, Jane Halmos and Helen Mangrobang; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Masao Anzai

Posted On November 5th, 2010 -

Oct. 23, 2010
Masao “Mac” Anzai, 82, of Kahului, a retired mechanic at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. and Taco Bell employee, died in Hale Makua. He was born in Puunene. He is survived by wife Doris, sons Ronald and Wesley, daughter Rachel Horikawa, brothers Richard and Wayne, sisters Terry Hotta and Judy Suzuki, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. next Friday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual and aloha attire.

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Carolee Misue Aoki

Posted On November 24th, 2010 -

Nov. 16, 2010
Carolee Misue Aoki, 71, of Honolulu, a retired attorney at the state Office of the Attorney General, died in Japan. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Todd T. and Craig F., and sister Maureen S. Tanaka. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Nativity Church, 5286 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Robert Hiroshi Aoyagi

Posted On November 30th, 2010 -

Nov. 17, 2010
Robert Hiroshi Aoyagi, 90, of Honolulu, retired proprietor of Bob’s Auto & Service and chief instructor at Aikido of Honolulu on Waialae Avenue, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kealia, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dora H.; sons Robert T. and Terence H.; daughter Eleanor S. Matsuda; brothers Dusty T., Noboru, Tom T. and Hisao; sisters Caroline A. Marrero, Lillian Y. Chang, Alphild K. Clark, Marjorie K. Iwamoto, Esther Ann S. Hayashi and Marcia Ann S. Drake; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sueko Asuka Arai

Posted On November 19th, 2010 -

Nov. 6, 2010
Sueko Asuka Arai, professionally known as Fukiko Kotobuki, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Nishikawa Kotobuki Japanese Dancing School dance instructor, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Teruo, professionally known as Koishiro Nishikawa. Private services.

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May Taeko Arakaki

Posted On November 1st, 2010 -

Oct. 13, 2010
May Taeko Arakaki, 72, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James, sons Scott and Ryan, and sisters Barbara Oya and Sandra Kobayashi. Private services.

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