Archive for November 19th, 2010

Sueko Asuka Arai

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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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Lola Yee Chang

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Nov. 14, 2010
Lola Yee Chang, 85, of Honolulu, a retired UCLA Medical Center registered nurse, died. She was born in Brewster, N.Y. She is survived by husband Norman, sons George and Eric, daughters Mary L. Leggett and Lisa L. Heinl, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Christ. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ye Shing Chao

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Nov. 10, 2010
Ye Shing Chao, 82, of Missouri, an owner of a food service company, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Ming Yuth Wang; sons Steve and Szu Chiang; daughters Szu Mei, Szu Fun and Szu Jung; and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

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Miriam Shizue Chiya

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Nov. 5, 2010
Miriam Shizue Chiya, 95, of Honolulu, a retired government clerk at Fort Shafter, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Sharon Miyashiro, brothers Thomas and David Yano, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert M. Cooke

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Oct. 29, 2010
Robert M. “Bobby” Cooke, 67, of Molokai died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Erick and sisters Susan Harrington and Marie Vail. Services to be held at a later date. Donations suggested to charity.

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Clarice Robinson Cox

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Nov. 13, 2010
Clarice Robinson Cox, 96, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Hawaii, an author and educator, died in Williamsburg. She was born in Helena, Mont. She is survived by son William E., daughter Willa M., a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Services held. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to any hospice organization.

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Samuel Gayap Domanay

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Oct. 25, 2010
Samuel Gayap Domanay, 64, of Kapolei, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard painter and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kapolei. He was born in Santa Maria, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Purita G., son Jason, daughters Jane Kina and Joyce Domanay, sister Engracia Gayap and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Timothy Church, 98-939 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Betty Miyoko Ehara

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Oct. 25, 2010
Betty Miyoko Ehara, 86, of San Francisco, a cashier, died in San Mateo, Calif. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by brother Harry and sisters Dorothy Ehara and Mabel Kuboyama. Private services.

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JOYCE “MA FIN” FINLEY

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JOYCE “MA FIN” FINLEY

Age 70. Joyce Finley was born in Portland, Oregon on February 7, 1940. Joyce passed away November 11, 2010 at St. Francis Hospice in Ewa after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Joyce was a graduate of the University of Oregon, a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and received her master’s degree from the University of Hawaii. Joyce was an artist, mother and teacher. Joyce and her beloved son, Ron moved to Hawaii in 1970. Joyce began a long and wonderful career as an art teacher at Punahou School where she brought enriched the lives of thousands of children. Even while battling cancer, “Ma Fin” continued to teach at Punahou and traveled abroad with students from Punahou and Roosevelt sharing her knowledge and love of art with them. Sadly, her son Ron passed away in 2002. Joyce is survived by sister, Carolyn Campbell and much loved granddaughters Lauren Finley-Jacob, Kendall Finley- Jacob and Emma Finley-Jacob. Memorial Service to be held at Punahou Chapel on Sunday November 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., followed by the scattering of her ashes at Kaimana Beach at 1:00 p.m. Loose flowers are welcome. Donations may be made in her name to Punahou School Art program or Heifers International in lieu of flowers.

Suzuno Fujisaki

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Oct. 23, 2010
Suzuno Fujisaki, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Allen T., daughter Carol Sue Yanagihara, sister Sumie Ng, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Stanley Burns Gouveia

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Nov. 7, 2010
Stanley Burns Gouveia, 85, of Waimanalo, a retired heavy construction equipment foreman and Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty; daughters Peggy Taphouse, Jane Gouveia-Simpson, Tilda Gouveia, Sally Waller and Tori Leahy; sister Patricia Loesche; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grand- children. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Hawaii.

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Yukiko Bise Higgins

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Nov. 16, 2010
Yukiko Bise Higgins, 74, of Honolulu, a private caregiver, died. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by brothers Masashi and Masaru Bise, and sister Hisae Nakazato. Services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Honolulu Christian Church, 2207 Oahu Ave.

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Tomoyoshi Horiuchi

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Oct. 25, 2010
Tomoyoshi “Tom” Horiuchi, 79, of Mililani, formerly of Pearl City, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Ellen C.; sons Ted T., Craig T. and Bertram T.; brother Glenn H.; sister Louise Caison; and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings or flowers.

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Joong Jae Im

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Nov. 15, 2010
Joong Jae Im, 87, of Honolulu, a retired banker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Korea. He is survived by sons Sung Soon Im, Jue Soon Im and Woo Soon Im; and daughters Ji Soon Im, Jung Soon Im and Cha Soon Im. Private services.

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CANE KEONI ALOHIKOA KANEAIAKALA

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC.

CANE KEONI ALOHIKOA KANEAIAKALA

47, of Nanakuli, passed away on November 4, 2010. He was born on August 19, 1963 in Honolulu and raised in Hawaii and California. Cane was preceded in death by his father, Henry and brother Shane. He is survived by mother, Alva; brother Shannon, sisters, Erin Kaneaiakala (Richard Robinson) and Erika Liashenko; nephews Zachary Fueston, Seth and Luke Kaneaiakala; niece, Malia Liashenko; numerous aunty’s, uncles, cousins & Friends. Visitation at 9 a.m. followed by Memorial Service at 10 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Committal service at Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetary at 1 p.m. Aloha attire; lei’s welcome.

Bunsaku Katagiri

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Nov. 12, 2010
Bunsaku Katagiri, 90, of Honolulu, a retired sake manufacturer, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Niigata, Japan. He is survived by wife Hanako; son Kazuo; daughters Fumi Snyder, Hisae Sugiyama and Jan M. Iwai; sister Hiro Oguro; and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings or flowers.

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Chester N. Kato

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Nov. 13, 2010
Chester N. Kato, 69, of Pearl City, an architect for CNK Architects Inc. and a Honolulu Community College professor, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen, son Andrew, daughters Valerie and Alison, brothers Stanley and Melvin, and sisters Joyce Sato and Violet Tokumura. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Bertha S.D. Kennison

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Oct. 24, 2010
Bertha S.D. “Bea” Kennison, 88, of Castle Rock, Colo., a former Wahiawa General Hospital radiologist and choir director at the Korean Christian Church, died in Castle Rock. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Michael and Rex, daughters LaVerne Moak and Vanessa Kennison, brother Harold Chun, sister Bernice Ahn, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery.

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George Saichi Kimura

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Nov. 6, 2010
George Saichi Kimura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor for Kimura Florist, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Terence Y. and Clarence M.; daughters Frances A. Ashimine, Betty Jane S. Tamashiro and Kay K. Saito; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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William W. Klein

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Nov. 8, 2010
William W. Klein, 71, of Mililani, a retired state Department of Transportation bus operator, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maxine; daughters Nadine Choy, Cynthia Mapa, Willene Robello and Celeste Lavsen; brother Abraham; sisters Shirley Moniz, Thelma Enos and Margaret Baker; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 6 p.m.

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Young Chun Ko

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Oct. 31, 2010
Young Chun “Chuck” Ko, 85, of Aiea, a retired Hickam Air Force Base aircraft electrician and Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret J.S.; sons Michael, Klayton and Calvin; daughters Diane Ko and Deborah Lau; brother Robert; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial.

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Sione Nuku Koloamatangi

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Oct. 23, 2010
Sione Nuku Koloamatangi, 70, of Hilo, a rock-wall builder, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Elika, Semisi, Tevita, Paea, Kinikini and Ofa Koloamatangi and Vaitohi and Samisoni Elika; sisters Suliana and Ana Tufui; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. tomorrow at Hilo United Methodist Church, 374 Waianuenue Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Matthew Lee

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Nov. 10, 2010
Matthew Lee, 71, of Honolulu, an ironworker with Local 451 in Delaware, died in Potomac Falls, Va. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Joanne, son Ben, daughter Debbie Hawk, sisters Sunny Stewart and Grace Park, and six grandchildren. Private services.

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ELAINE KUI HEONG LUFF

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

ELAINE KUI HEONG LUFF

Age 64, of Honolulu, passed away October 26, 2010 at Kaiser Medical Center. Born July 9, 1946 in Honolulu. Dedicated Police Dispatcher and 911 Operator

She is survived by hanai children, Gregory-Paul (Ana) Maring, Naomi-Ann Maring, Hershul “Kua” Speer III; numerous cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial I:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CONCEPCION “JEANNIE” LUNASCO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

CONCEPCION “JEANNIE” LUNASCO

Age 78, of Waialua, passed away November 16, 2010 at Hawaii Medical Center-East. Born July 28, 1932 in Kohala, Big Island. Retired from Barber’s Point Naval Air Station.

She is survived by sons, Terry B. Lunasco, Jeff (Michiko) Lunasco, Wade Lunasco of Gilroy, CA; daughters, Laura (Thomas) Brown of El Dorado Hill, CA, Vanessa (Milton) Sylva of Hollister, CA; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest (Eufemia) Ongoy; sisters, Marquita (Domingo) Pascual, Carlita (Ronald) Riberal of Red Bluff, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 22) at Mililani Mortuary-Makai Chapel, Waipio; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Conception Lunasco

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Nov. 16, 2010
Conception “Jeannie” Lunasco, 78, of Waialua, retired from Barbers Point Naval Air Station, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Terry B., Jeff and Wade; daughters Laura Brown and Vanessa Sylva; brother Ernest Ongoy; sisters Marquita Pascual and Carlita Riberal; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Helen Shigeko Matsushima

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Oct. 23, 2010
Helen Shigeko Matsushima, 84, of Honolulu, a Miko Meat office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Shigeo; brothers Ronald Miyahara and Howard Inao; and sisters Ethel Doi, Clarice Kubota and Rose Yonehara. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Jack Cadiz Mendoza

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Oct. 23, 2010
Jack Cadiz “Naning” Mendoza, 71, of Waipahu, a retired Navy Exchange employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Cadaratan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lilia C., son John C., brothers John and Nicasio, and sister Felicidad Agustin. Visitations: 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Service: 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lionel Albert Morneau

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Nov. 12, 2010
Lionel Albert Morneau, 86, of Hilo, a retired fireman at Pearl Harbor, died at home. He was born in Springfield, Mass. He is survived by wife Ada; sons Donald and Daniel; daughters Debra Morneau and Denise Kanahele; brothers Norman, Gerard and Lawrence; sisters Annette Gioeilli, Lucille Twining and Sister Pauline Morneau; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Homelani Crematory Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Monetary donations may be made to the Hospice of Hilo. No flowers.

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LILY (LEE) OVERTON

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LILY (LEE) OVERTON

Lily Overton, 87, formerly of Bethesda, MD, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 in Norwood, MA.

She was born November 22, 1922 in Honolulu, HI, the daughter of Sang-Ho and Hae-Kyung (Nam) Lee. She traveled widely throughout Europe and Asia, and lived in the Washington, DC area for 43 years. She was a former docent for the Smithsonian and was actively involved in the Asian American Forum and the Sumie Society.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard C. Overton.

She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Robbins; her son-in- law Gregory Robbins; and her grandsons, Douglas and Benjamin, all of Wellesley, MA.

Private graveside services will be held on November 20, 2010 at Millville Cemetery in Concord, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Paul’s School Parents Fund, 325 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.


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