Archive for November 10th, 2010

Margaret Benavitz

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Nov. 5, 2010
Margaret “Margie” Benavitz, 66, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jolynn Mehrtens and Melody Brown, brother Walter, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the north end of Pokai Bay, Waianae. Loose flowers welcome.

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Thomas Chung

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Oct. 5, 2010
Thomas “Tommy” Chung, 86, of Honolulu, an aircraft mechanic leader for the federal government, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane, son Terry, daughters Valerie Kardash and Alison Takanishi, brother Raymond, sister Maria Lin and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvary by the Sea Church. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Dionicio Duldulao Corpuz

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Oct. 20, 2010
Dionicio Duldulao Corpuz, 99, of Kapolei, a Pearl Harbor retiree, died at home. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Dwayne and Delbert; daughters Costina Racilis, Dora Calizo, Dionette Caday and Delphine Hartmann; brother Filemon D.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Carol Marie Guerrero

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Nov. 2, 2010
Carol Marie Guerrero, 65, of Wailuku, a retired Beltone Hearing Aid Center secretary, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by husband Patrick, son Conrad, parents Sam and Mamie Giallombardo, sister Phyllis Smith and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Chieko Miyaoka Inter

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Oct. 9, 2010
Chieko Miyaoka Inter, 91, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Ted A. and Ron C., brother Kenneth Miyaoka, sisters Leattrice Miyaoka and Jane Takara, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1350 Hunakai St., Honolulu. Services: 4 p.m. Committal services: 8:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

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Movia Niau Jr.

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Nov. 1, 2010
Movia “Tony” Niau Jr., 54, of Salt Pond, Kauai, a Kauai County groundskeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Puuwai, Niihau. He is survived by sons Hilton “Boy” and Lincoln “Bubz,” daughters Marie “Ui” and Ann Marie “Annie” Kanahele, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Salt Pond Beach, Hanapepe, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m.

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Akiko Leilani Kanno

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Nov. 4, 2010
Akiko Leilani Kanno, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Edward T.; daughters Vivian K. Kanno-Ogawa, Margaret Wong, Lisa Vegas and Karen Dick; brother Tsutomu Takimoto; sister Ryuko Horiguchi; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Shingon Mission of Hawaii, 915 Sheridan St. No flowers.

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Kum Soon Kwak

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Nov. 7, 2010
Kum Soon Kwak, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kyung Sang Buk-Do, Korea. She is survived by sons Tae Sung, Tae Cho, Tae Soo, Tae In, Tae Hyo and Tae Wan Kwak; daughters Chong Cho Sim, In Cho Park and Deuk Cho Chang; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Joseph William Kana’iaupuni Nahonoapi’ilani Aka “China” “Sonny” “Pops” “Billie” “Billy” “Uncle Willie” Malina

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

JOSEPH WILLIAM KANA’IAUPUNI NAHONOAPI’ILANI
AKA “CHINA”, “SONNY”, “POPS”, “BILLIE”, “BILLY”, “UNCLE WILLIE”, MALINA

Joseph William Kana’iaupuni Nahonoapi’ilani Malina aka: China, Sonny, Bill, Billy, Billie, Will, William, Uncle Willie, 75. Beloved son, brother, husband, father, tutuman & friend passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2010. He was born in Waikiki, a Waikiki Beach Boy known as the original China the “True Pahke” who surfed with many legends & one of the first to surf with his dog. Former employee of Foremost Dairies, and owner of Uncle Willie’s Lock & Key. He’s touched many lives throughout his lifetime. His ultimate pride-and-joy is his Ohana Wives Club; Momi Malina (Best friend, Ultimate Love & Wife; 3rd time’s a charm), Marlene Sanchez Malina Ho (#2 ex-wife), Dolores Ashimine (#1 ex-wife). Parents; Leatrice Yat Ying Wun (Mother, deceased), William Kanaiau Malina (Father, deceased), Merrill “Pops” Grubb (Step-Father), Josephine Malina (Step-Mother), Mama Duarte (God-mother), Jimmy Kaupe (Father-in-law). Brothers; Bernard “Pudgie” (Jackie) Malina, Derrick (Ayako) Grubb, Patrick (Ella) Yuen, William K. Malina. Hanai Brothers; Tom Fukushima, Frankie Mehio. Sisters; Leatrice Lum, Lydia Werner (deceased), Bessie Chong, Darlene Tamanaha, Denise Dela Pena. SONS; William K.N. (Chenoa) Malina , John Alfred K.N.S. Malina, Joseph William “Babes” K.N. (Nalani) Malina Jr., Tony (Ermie) Jose. DAUGHTERS; Ann K.N. Tucker, Williesue K.N. (Gregg) Kedro, Sugar Malina (deceased), Jane M.S. Malina, Mokihana (Sal) Salazar, Katherine (Cameron) Gatrost, Tiare Sua, & Myra Delos Reyes Weisskopf. Grandchildren; Rianne Malina, Rayna Malina. John Debnam III, Christopher Tucker, Korwen (Niki) Gonsalves, Taysha Kedro, Kayla Kedro, Ashley Kedro, Noa Timas, Taylor James “Tunda” Malina, Kacy Aloha Malina, Kazzy U.K.N. Malina Patacsil, Coryn Salazar, Sal Salazar, Keoni Salazar, Alexis Sua, Honey Girl Jose, Clement Jose, Cassidy Gatrost, Chloe Gatrost, Camille Gatrost. Great-Grandson; Zyon E. Gonsalves. He considered all of his Hanai children, his own; Mark Gapol, Connie Gapol (deceased), Richard (Charlene) Edayan, Steven Boloson, Felicita Garrido, Shad (Nelly) Bolosan, Kenny Ige Jr. And all the many more countless nieces, nephews, hanai children, &
friends that he shared his life with. Visitation & Celebration of Life at Mililani Mortuary, Makua Chapel, November 13, 2010, Saturday 5pm Family, 5:30pm Public, 6pm Services & kaukau to follow. Casual Attire.

HARVEY FUMIO MASUDA

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HARVEY FUMIO MASUDA

Harvey Fumio Masuda, age 79 of Honolulu died Oct. 25th at the Queen’s Medical Center. He is survived by wife, Harumi Masuda; sons Michael (Susan) Masuda of Honolulu, Randal Masuda of Hilo; sisters Eunice Chung and Janet Abe; two grand children; and numerous relatives. Private services.

Margaret Hisayo Nakamura

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Nov. 7, 2010
Margaret Hisayo Nakamura, 86, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, a co-owner of Nakamura Repair Shop, died at home. She was born in Wailua, Kauai. She is survived by sons Clyde and Milton, daughters Irene Nitta and Marie Hashimura, sister Eleanor Seshiki, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Gerald Iopa Ne

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Nov. 6, 2010
Gerald Iopa Ne, 51, of Kalamaula, Molokai, died at home. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by wife Anna N.; sons Grant I.I. Ne and Chance “Aka” Reinhardt-Ne; daughters Jasmine N. and Jessica L.; mother Evangeline “Ochie” Bush; brothers Shane, Byron, Kevin and Axell Bush, and Reynolds Ayau; sisters Annalou Arakaki and Beverly “Kaleo” Akiona; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Laa o Irusalema Hou Church, Kalamaula. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Edith Masue Okada

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Nov. 5, 2010
Edith Masue “Auntie Bobbi” Okada, 97, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brother David Okinaka and sister Shirley Sukisaki. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yukie Ueoka Ozaki

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Oct. 29, 2010
Yukie Ueoka Ozaki, 92, of Honolulu, owner of Robert’s of Kauai, died in Hi’olani Care Center at Kahala Nui. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Milton R., daughters Marian O. Conroy and Joyce T. Tomonari, brother Richard K. Ueoka, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Estrelio Pablo

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Nov. 1, 2010
Estrelio “Eliong” Pablo, 78, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Mark Pablo and Darren and Dustin Kim; daughters Arlene Kim, Kristie Keckhut, Angela and Rebecca Mayo, and Samantha, Danielle, Tasha, Tristen, Mitchellyn and Chyna Pablo; brother Frederico Mariano; sisters Plesista Primacio, Josephine Aspacio and Rose Glisch; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eduardo Q. Quinata

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Oct. 25, 2010
Eduardo Q. Quinata, 75, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran and retired Pearl Harbor Shipyard Shop 71 painter, died. He was born in Umatac, Guam. He is survived by son Earl; daughter Mavis; brothers Jose, Ralph, Antonio, Mariano and Joaquin; sister Ana; and four grandchildren. Services to be held in California. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

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LAVERNE “VERNE” LEHUA QUINTAL

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

LAVERNE LEHUA QUINTAL

Age 57, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 3, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born March 14, 1953 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Laverne was employed at Kunia WalMart as a cashier/customer service manager. Member of New Hope Oahu, Honolulu.

She is survived by husband, Boyd I. Quintal; sons, Peter (Melissa) Whitney, Chad (Clydena) Whitney, Donovan Whitney; daughters, Alexandra Whitney, Kanoi Whitney, Kristy Ann Whitney; 18 grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Manaku, Marie Balai, Trini Nelson, Aldrina Pua of Maui, Roxanne Mitchell; brothers, William R. Mitchell II of Oakland, CA, Sunday Valoroso, Alexander Mitchell, Edward Mitchell; parents-in-law, David/Toyoko Quintal; brother-in-law, Bradford (Michelle) Quintal; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (November 13) at Mililani Mortuary
Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Inurnment 2:30 pm at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Imelda Alquiza Recaido

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Nov. 8, 2010
Imelda Alquiza Recaido, 72, of Kahului, a retired chief chemist for the Department of Agriculture in the Philippines, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Mariano; sons Dante, Dennis, David and Derrick; daughter Maria D.R. Arcilla; mother Leoncia Alquiza; sisters Felicidad A. Orpilla, Emy A. Adaya and Perlita A. Tangonan; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines. No flowers.

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THOMAS JENNINGS WELLS, COL., US ARMY, RET.

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THOMAS JENNINGS WELLS,
COL., US ARMY, RET.
9/28/1906-10/23/10

Colonel Thomas Jennings Wells, the oldest living West Point graduate, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2010 at the Hawaii Kai Retirement Center, just one month after celebrating his 104th birthday.
Colonel Wells was born on September 28, 1906 at Fort Douglas, Utah, to Captain Briant Harris Wells and Mary Jane Jennings Wells. After a youth spent moving from post to post, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1924, and graduated in 1928. His long and illustrious military career spanned 30 years, and saw him serve in many different countries across the globe, including Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Africa, Tunisia, Japan and Italy. One of his first assignments was when he was ordered to Hawaii, where he became Aide-de-Camp to his father, who commanded the Hawaiian Department.
As the clouds of war darkened in 1941, Colonel Wells was selected for an assignment as Assistant Military AttachÈ in London. In successive assignments Colonel Wells’ experience and energy accounted in a significant degree towards the success of the invasion and conquest of North Africa and Sicily. In 1942 he became executive to Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, during the assault on Oran, Algeria.
While serving with the Fifth Army, he was wounded in the left arm. After his discharge from the hospital, he became Deputy G-2, Hq. 5th Army, and was indoctrinated at British Hq. in Sicily, and made the landing at Salerno. His duties were primarily the handing of “ultra” intelligence, which included the material derived from the interception and breaking of German code messages.
In August 1945, Colonel Wells was ordered home to receive new orders for the Far East. After a short stay in Okinawa, he returned to Hawaii and became the Special Services Officer of U.S. Army Pacific, in which capacity he supervised the athletics and recreation of the command, including the building of recreational facilities.
In 1948 he was ordered to Ft. Chaffee where, for one year, he commanded an infantry recruit training regiment, after which from 1949-1950 he was a student at the National War College. There followed a short tour in Army intelligence in the Pentagon, from which he was rescued to become Chief of Staff of the 6th Armored Division at Fort Leonard Wood, an infantry recruit training center. Following this assignment, he led a cadre to form the 5th Infantry Division at Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, where he was also Chief of Staff of this recruit training division. In 1952 he was selected for the Staff and Faculty of the National War College where he remained until the summer of 1956, when he was assigned as Secretary of the Joint Staff, Hq. U.S. European Command at Camp des Loges, outside of Paris. This was his last assignment. He was retired in August 1958, at Ft. Hamilton, New York.
In 1954, he married Anne Bunting Heriot, widow of a friend in USMA Class of 1930, thus acquiring two children, a daughter, Maury Anne and a son, James Judson Heriot Jr.
After retirement, Colonel Wells was transferred to Munich, Germany in 1961, to serve as Budget and Planning Officer at Radio Free Europe. He resigned in 1964 and went into retirement in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he remained active in political party matters and environmental causes. He was widowed in January 1984, when he lost his beloved Anne.
Colonel Wells was loved by many, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends, as well as by the small wild birds he trained to eat from his hand.
Colonel Wells is survived by his daughter Maury, son Judson, grandchildren Briant, Katherine (Trina) and Thomas, great-granddaughter, Spencer, great-grand-son Ethan and many nieces and nephews.
Service: November 15th 11:00am, Diamond Head Memorial Park Chapel

Timothy T. Samson

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Oct. 12, 2010
Timothy T. Samson, 38, of Mililani, a former Hawaiian Airlines employee, died in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Charlotte S. Kincaid, brother Randy and grandmother Stella H. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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JOSE “JOJO” Y. RADONA, SR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

JOSE “JOE JOE” Y. RADONA, JR.

Age 46, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away October 7, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born October 8, 1963 in Hawaii. Was employed at Walmart, Keeaumoku Warehouse.

He is survived by parents, Jose Yago Radona Sr, Agripina L. Radona; daughters, Natalie Radona, Natasha Radona; son, Nathan Radona; sister, Penny Jo Silva; grandfather, Rufo I. Radona; 2 grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles, & aunties.

Visitation 8:15 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday (November 13) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy. Waipahu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Flowers Welcome.

Asami Takaki

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Oct. 6, 2010
Asami Takaki, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Walker-Moody Construction carpenter foreman, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Lillian and sister Yasuko Tanaka. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Kenneth Tolentino

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Nov. 5, 2010
Kenneth “Ale” Tolentino, 72, of Waianae, a retired roofer and fisherman, died in Waianae. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Alejandro and Tim, daughters Ipo Blanchard and Lani Turner, sister LaVenda Roman, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Casual attire.

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Alvin Kapena Wright

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Nov. 6, 2010
Alvin Kapena Wright, 68, of Kaneohe, an Ameron Hawaii employee and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marcia; son Matthew Barrett-Wright; daughters Naomi Sousa, Alane Dalit, Kristine Furuike, Valerie Pacarro and Pua Tenorio; brothers Jack, George and Benny; sisters Lucille Wong, Clara Kekahuna, Jacqueline Wright, Katie DeAguiar and Alice Loo; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. next Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran