Archive for November, 2010

Edith Akiko Najita

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Nov. 5, 2010
Edith Akiko Najita, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center manager, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Elaine Kui Heong Luff

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Oct. 26, 2010
Elaine Kui Heong Luff, 64, of Honolulu, a police dispatcher and 911 operator, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai sons Gregory-Paul Maring and Hershul “Kua” Speer III, and hanai daughter Naomi-Ann Maring. Visitation: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Masayoshi Kaya

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Nov. 13, 2010
Masayoshi “Masa” Kaya, 84, of Honolulu, a retired golf pro and Hawaii Golf Hall of Famer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Mollie; sons Michael, Adrian and Wayne; daughters Janyce Higa and Daralynne Kaya-Lau; brother Patrick; sisters Sally Inouye and Jane Kurisu; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. next Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Elisabeth Seehaus Huddy

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Nov. 15, 2010
Elisabeth Seehaus Huddy, 95, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Hawaiian Fruit Packers supervisor, died. She was born in Zwingenberg, Germany. She is survived by daughter Heidy Huddy-Yamamoto, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at Kapaa Missionary Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

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Masaaki Hisanaga

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Nov. 9, 2010
Masaaki Hisanaga, 56, of Honolulu, a sushi chef, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kin, Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by wife Tachiko, son Ken, daughter Sayuri, mother Yoneko Nakama, brothers Noriyoshi and Masakazu Nakama, and sisters Kimiyo Suzuki and Chiyo Yonashiro. Private services.

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Gilbert M. Hayashi

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Oct. 28, 2010
Gilbert M. “Mutt” Hayashi, 92, of Aiea, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency news printer, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Lorraine; sons Douglas, Melvin, Roger and Glenn; daughter Pamela Okimoto; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Namiko Hamano

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Nov. 3, 2010
Namiko Hamano, 98, of Honolulu, co-owner of Ho-Me-Footwear Co. Ltd., died. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harry and Ken, daughter Patsy Sakamoto, brother Yasuo Katayama and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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Cynthia Mooberry Hamada

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Oct. 24, 2010
Cynthia Mooberry Hamada, 79, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Portland, Maine. She is survived by sons Peter “Ripper,” Bruce and Timothy Bartholomew; daughter Bonnie Bartholomew; stepson Edward K. Jr.; stepdaughter Tane; hanai daughter Angela Tom; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Committal services and burial, combined with inurnment services for Edward “Eddie” Hamada Sr., to be held at a later date at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual or aloha attire. Donations suggested to ‘Iolani School for the Eddie Hamada Scholarship Fund.

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Rodney Albert Fountain

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Nov. 7, 2010
Rodney Albert Fountain, 51, of Kapahulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rozell, son Alfred K. II, daughters Leiana M. Brito and Falyn P.L. Fountain, parents Alfred K. and Patricia J., brothers Garry A. and Heine A., sisters Sharon M. Fountain and Leiann T. Dunaway, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Franklin Katsuto Endo

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Oct. 29, 2010
Franklin Katsuto Endo, 76, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by numerous cousins. Private services. No flowers.

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Barbara S. Broadbent

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Nov. 9, 2010
Barbara S. Broadbent, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bronxville, N.Y. She is survived by husband Edward “Ned,” son Henry and daughter Ann Leighton. Private services. Donations suggested to Punahou School and the Arcadia Retirement Center.

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GAVIN JAMIESON PEMBERTON

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

GAVIN JAMIESON PEMBERTON

88 died peacefully in his sleep at Kingsfield Care Centre in England on July 23, 2010. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 5, 1921. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Wong Pemberton of 53 years. He is survived by daughters, Mayling Stone, Pody Woodman (Laurel), granddaughters, Kim Fletcher (Lynn) and Tami Baca (Dwayne), and great grandchildren, Steven Baca and Ryan Fletcher. Services to be held at Punchbowl National Cemetery on Tuesday at 11:30. Aloha attire.

HATSUKO OKA

Posted On November 22nd, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

HATSUKO OKA

Age 93, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away October 21, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born December 27, 1916 in Aiea, Hawaii. She was a long time employee at Speedy’s Supermarket.

She is survived by sons, Clifford H Oka, Gerald T. Oka; daughter, Barbara M. (Glenn) Morikawa of CA; sister, Akie (James) Sugai; granddaughters, Karlyn & Haley Morikawa.

Private services were held.

David Wai Sing Yap

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Sept. 8, 2010
David Wai Sing Yap, 79, of Huntington Beach, Calif., a retired aerospace electrical engineer and an Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War, died in Huntington Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred C., sons Darrell Y.F. and Darren Y.K., daughter Kimberly M.L. Hopkins, sister Dr. Caroll W.O., and six grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Mary Abby B. Willey

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 14, 2010
Mary Abby B. “Opae” Willey, 90, of Kula, Maui, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard B. and David A. Sylva, daughters Judy A. Waterhouse and Martha C. Ellman, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Maui Food Bank and Hospice Maui.

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Vincent C. Vellucci

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 11, 2010
Vincent C. Vellucci, 84, of Honolulu, Six Pack Liquor Store co-owner, former Dale Co. and Studebakers employee, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by son Danny, daughter Barbara Guier, brother Albert, sister Alvera Dudeck, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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Martin Anthony Tomasaitis

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 13, 2010
Martin Anthony Tomasaitis, 51, of Kaneohe, a telecommunications sales employee, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Jill Andrade; sons Conrad, Robert, Jackson and Ka’aukai; daughter Laila; mother Patricia Mckeown; brothers Mark, Matthew and Miles; and sisters Michelle Haw and Maribeth Barnauskas. Private services.

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Mildred M.N. Toma

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 15, 2010
Mildred M.N. Toma, 89, of Kihei, Maui, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by daughter Terry Molina and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Kenneth Jiro Tateyama

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 12, 2010
Kenneth Jiro Tateyama, 73, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane E., sons Kenneth J. Jr. and Dean H., and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Darrel Kanemasa Takemoto

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Oct. 31, 2010
Darrel Kanemasa Takemoto, 62, of Kailua-Kona, a self- employed mechanic, lead ramp agent at Aloha Contract Services in Kona and an Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gloria May, mother Yaeko, brother Russell and numerous sons, daughters and grandchildren. Private services.

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Florence I. Takaki

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 18, 2010
Florence I. Takaki, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Kida Nursing Home registered nurse, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Everson, Wash. She is survived by husband Yoshitaka, son Terry and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Cong- regational Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Genevieve Frances Silva

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 4, 2010
Genevieve Frances “Pante” Silva, 66, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gilbert; sons Wallace “Wally,” Roman, Solomon, Jacob and Emmanuel “Manny;” daughters Christina Alameda, Beatrice Kalakau, Magdaline “Maggie” Kamakea, Sarah Silva-Sale and Rachael Martin, and Ramona and Starlite “Star” Silva; 42 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Herbert C. Schiro

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 15, 2010
Herbert C. Schiro, 88, of Honolulu, a Pan American airline executive and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Jose, Calif. He is survived by wife Sylvie; daughters Annette McManus, Michelle Piazza and Danielle Grimes; and three grandchildren. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Maria Obena Salmo

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 12, 2010
Maria Obena Salmo, 87, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired macadamia nut picker at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. in Pahala, Hawaii, died in Kau Hospital, Pahala. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Prudencio, hanai daughter Karrah Lee, brothers Alfredo and Domingo Obena, sister Aurora Umbay, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Marcus Antonio Russell

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 16, 2010
Marcus Antonio Russell, 30, of Honolulu, a mechanic and an Army retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Maryland. He is survived by wife Harumi, daughters Allana and Keanna, father Charles Ford, mother Marie Ford, brothers Reggie D. Scriber Jr. and Charles Ford Jr., and sister Gwen Brooks. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Kailua. Mass: 5 p.m. Burial at a later date.

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Sandee Pia

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 16, 2010
Sandee Pia, 59, of Kapaa, Kauai, a bodybuilder, died. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by son Jason Fliegel, mother Esther Brodsky, sister Pam Brodsky, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Hio Whoon Park

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 6, 2010
Hio Whoon “Honie” “Parky” Park, 87, of Honolulu, a finish carpenter with the Army at Fort Shafter and with 20th Century Furniture Co., and an Army and Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Dorothy Y. Yoshida, daughter Patricia D. Ho and two grandchildren. Services: 4:45 p.m. today at Kewalo Basin, dock side near the charter fishing vessel Magic. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Richard Kunitoshi Ogawa

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 7, 2010
Richard Kunitoshi Ogawa, 78, of Waialua died in Wai alua. He was born in Wai- ialua. He is survived by brothers Robert and Francis, and sister Helen Kimura. Private services.

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Elisa Obra-Edwards

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Oct. 7, 2010
Elisa “Lisa” Obra-Edwards, 57, of Clinton, Md., formerly of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service management analyst, died in Clinton. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bruce, daughters Catherine and Jessica Edwards, mother Teresa Obra, brother Rosendo Obra Jr., sisters Fe Reed and Lillian Williamson, and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire.

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Robert John Paul Melena

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 18, 2010
Robert John Paul Melena, also known as Robert John McDonald, 51, of Honolulu, a construction truck driver and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by sons Robert J. Jr. and Keanu A. McDonald, daughter Selena McDonald, parents Johnnie and Margaret McDonald, brother Michael McDonald, sister Laura Lander and a grandchild. Private services in California.

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