Archive for November, 2010

Bernice Leilani Goff

Posted On November 3rd, 2010 -

Sept. 30, 2010
Bernice Leilani Goff, 51, of Las Vegas died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard, son Richard Jr., daughter Kristina, father Vincent Mancini, brothers Chris and Alika Mancini, sister Joyce Fooy and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay, Waianae. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charles Gokan

Posted On November 5th, 2010 -

Oct. 30, 2010
Charles Gokan, 73, of Lihue, a Kauai County Department of Water meter mechanic, died in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Hiroko; sons Kevin and Cory; brothers Melvyn, Wayne and Edward; sister Karen; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lihue Christian Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Manu Hatsu Gono

Posted On November 4th, 2010 -

Nov. 1, 2010
John Manu Hatsu Gono, 61, of Ewa Beach, a foreman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Debra, sons John Jr. and Jay, daughters Jonell Ramos and Jewls Kealoha-Ramos, brother Ted, sisters Rowena Gono and Annie Nebres, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Hatsuko Osaka Goto

Posted On November 20th, 2010 -

Nov. 4, 2010
Hatsuko Osaka Goto, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Helene Penn and Betty Ann Kanbara, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Stanley Burns Gouveia

Posted On November 19th, 2010 -

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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STANLEY BURNS GOUVEIA

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

STANLEY BURNS GOUVEIA

December 27, 1924 – November 7, 2010

Stanley, 85, of Waimanalo, passed away peacefully at home on November 7, 2010. He will be missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty (Hendrixson) Gouveia and his 5 daughters; Peggy Taphouse (WA), Jane Gouveia-Simpson (CO), Tilda Gouveia (CO), Sally Waller (CA) and Tori Leahy (NC), 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, his sister, Patricia Loesche, her husband, Bill and sister and brother-in-law Barb and Terry Monahan of Hawaii.

He was born in Honolulu, was a veteran of the US Army, and had retired from careers in construction and Real Estate. Stanley was attending Xavier University in Cincinnati when he met his wife, Betty, who was a student nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital. They lived in Cincinnati until 1962 when they moved with their 5 daughters to Honolulu. Stan and Betty enjoyed traveling the world and developed many friends (and flowers) as active members of several orchid clubs in Hawaii.

Stan’s family would like to thank the staff from Castle Community Care for their kindness and care over the years as well as the staff of Hospice Hawaii for their support through his last months. Stanley’s wishes were for a private service for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations in Stanley’s memory to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Rd, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Beverly T. Kaopua Griffin

Posted On November 13th, 2010 -

Oct. 29, 2010
Beverly T. Kaopua Griffin, 60, of Honolulu, a food server, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael, Johnathan and Jason; mother Thelma Robello; stepfather Antone Robello; brother Alexander Kaopua; stepbrother Richard Robello; sisters Yvonne Paiva and Bernadette Yockman; and stepsister Charlene Moran. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sarah Sherrick Gronna

Posted On November 25th, 2010 -

Nov. 12, 2010
Sarah Sherrick Gronna, 54, of Honolulu, a state Department of Education test development section educator, died. She was born in Pasadena, Calif. She is survived by husband Richard D., daughters Judith S. and Jessica M., parents Dr. Robert M. Failing and Letty Lauffer, brother Robert Failing and sisters Lee Scheuermann and Margaret Esposito. Services: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center (for pancreatic cancer research), DUMC, Box 3828, Durham, NC 27710. Casual attire.

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DR. SARAH SHERRICK FAILING GRONNA

Posted On November 27th, 2010 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

DR. SARAH SHERRICK FAILING GRONNA

July 14, 1956 – Nov.12, 2010. Born in Los Angeles, CA, grew up in Santa Barbara, CA.. Earned BA Duke University 1979, teaching credential U.C. Santa Barbara 1990. Moved to Hawai’i in 1991 became a V.P. Castle High School. Earned two Masters Degrees in Education in 1996 and PhD in Education Psychology in 1998 from the University of Hawaii. Accepted a position as a Test Development Specialist for Hawaii’s DOE.

Surviving are her husband, Richard D. Gronna, daughters Judith S. Gronna and Jessica M.M. Gronna; parents Dr. Letty Lauffer, Robert Failing, MD and wife, Nancyann; brother, Robert Failing, Jr., sisters, Lee Scheuermann, Margaret Wrath-Esposito, step sister Carol Crego, and step-brother Steven Raber.

A celebration of Sarah’s life will take place at 4:30 PM November 30 at St. Clements Episcopal Church, Honolulu.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, (for pancreatic cancer research) in memory of Sarah Failing Gronna at: Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, DUMC, Box 3828, Durham, NC 27710

Carol Marie Guerrero

Posted On November 10th, 2010 -

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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Delfina Unite Guerrero

Posted On November 14th, 2010 -

Nov. 8, 2010

Delfina Unite Guerrero, 81, of Lahaina, a retired cut seeder at Pioneer Mill Co. in Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Nehemiah and Natanael, daughters Lorna Beth Tobias and Delma Hoylman, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kahului. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

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Curtis Glenn Guthier

Posted On November 4th, 2010 -

Oct. 17, 2010
Curtis Glenn Guthier, 61, of Hilo died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Roseline, brother Newton B. and hanai brother Russel Fleming Jr. Private services.

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Norman Katsumi Hakikawa

Posted On November 1st, 2010 -

Sept. 30, 2010
Norman Katsumi “Haki” Hakikawa, 68, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, a retired mason, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hono- lulu. He is survived by companion Joann Sawai; sons Randy, Dean and Wayne; parents Robert and Loretta; brother Howard; sisters Gail Hakikawa and Charlotte Higa; and nine grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wilfred Rodney Halm

Posted On November 27th, 2010 -

Nov. 21, 2010
Wilfred Rodney Halm, 76, of Kailua, a mail carrier, musician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Iwalani Decker-Halm, son Rodney A., daughters Laura Kaiwi-Machen and Leah Pak Chong, brother William, sister Evelyn Snay, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Frances Tomoe Hamada

Posted On November 8th, 2010 -

Oct. 12, 2010
Frances Tomoe Hamada, 94, of Honolulu, a barber at Hamada Barber Shop, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alvin; daughters Myris Shinsato and Carol Kaakimaka; brother Bert Nakayama; sisters Betty Soga, Helen Inouye, Lillian Yamasaki and Judith Harada; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Cynthia Mooberry Hamada

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

CYNTHIA MOOBERRY HAMADA

Age 79, preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward K. Hamada (Coach Eddie), of Honolulu, passed away on October 24, 2010. A homemaker, she was born in Portland, Maine.

She is survived by sons, Peter “Ripper” Bartholomew, Bruce Bartholomew, Timothy Bartholomew; daughter, Bonnie Bartholomew; step-son, Edward K. Hamada, Jr.; step-daughter, Tane Hamada; hanai daughter, Angela Tom; nephew, Henry Mooberry; 15 grandchildren, a great-grandchild; and two beautiful pugs, Mr. and Mrs. H.

Visitation from 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 27 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service at 10:00 A.M., reception to follow. Committal service and burial (combined with inurnment service for Edward “Eddie” Hamada, Sr.) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery to be held at a later date.

Casual attire. Donations may be made to Iolani School for the Eddie Hamada Scholarship Fund. We will miss you and love you forever Tu-Tu!!
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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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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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Gladys Ayame Hamaoka

Posted On November 8th, 2010 -

Oct. 13, 2010
Gladys Ayame Hamaoka, 78, of Honolulu, a Dole Cannery retiree, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Dutchy Haole

Posted On November 21st, 2010 -

Nov. 10, 2010
Dutchy Haole, 54, of Kailua, an E Noa Tours tour driver, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dani M. Santiago-Haole; daughters Ashley Santiago and Celine Haole; father William P. Jr.; brothers Bill, Wengie, Baba and James; sisters Val Haole, Pua’ala Niau, Naomi Bleakley, Donna Haole-Valenzuela, Pinky Enomoto-Haole and Alberta “Nakuea” Liu; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Sadae Hasegawa

Posted On November 18th, 2010 -

Nov. 10, 2010
Sadae Hasegawa, 90, of Waipahu, formerly of Honokaa, Hawaii, a proprietor of S. Hasegawa Store in Honokaa, died at home. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harvey and Ford, daughters Rowena Takamiya and Luana Fukutomi, sister Masano “Kathleen” Oda, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. Services: 6 p.m.

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Wullmer Kiyoshi Hasegawa

Posted On November 18th, 2010 -

Nov. 9, 2010
Wullmer Kiyoshi “Wally” Hasegawa, 70, of Kaneohe, an AMZ Financial Insurance Services regional vice president, died. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Laraine; son Peter; daughter Laurie Fujikawa; sisters June Matlock, Sumiko Ito, Amy Holmquist and Barbara Yanagihara; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Hiromi Hashimoto

Posted On November 6th, 2010 -

Nov. 2, 2010
James Hiromi Hashimoto, 83, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of Chaco’s Japanese Steak House and an Air Force veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mieko, sons Michael and Ronald, daughter Renee Nakagawa and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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GILBERT “MUTT” M. HAYASHI

Posted On November 20th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

GILBERT “MUTT”
M. HAYASHI

Age 92, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away October 28, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born October 27, 1918 in Kona, Hawaii. Gilbert was a retired news printer of Hawaii Newspaper Agency.

He is survived by wife, Lorraine Hayashi; sons, Douglas (Laura) Hayashi, Melvin (Gail) Hayashi of Maui, Roger (Linda) Hayashi of OH, Glenn (Gail) Hayashi; daughter, Pamela Okimoto of Washington, DC; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held.

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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Jocelyn Yoshie Hayashida

Posted On November 17th, 2010 -

Nov. 6, 2010
Jocelyn Yoshie Hayashida, 58, of Honolulu, a coder at the Queen’s Medical Center, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brent and Wyatt, and brothers Wayne and Leslie Mizumoto. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Isabell B. Helton

Posted On November 18th, 2010 -

Nov. 5, 2010
Isabell B. “Peggy” Helton, 83, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jack, sons Jeffrey and Russell, daughter Jacqueline Rocha, sister Angie O’Black, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: noon Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yukiko Bise Higgins

Posted On November 19th, 2010 -

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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Henry Kazuo Higuchi

Posted On November 14th, 2010 -

Nov. 1, 2010
Henry Kazuo Higuchi, 76, of Hilo, proprietor of the former Henri’s On Kapiolani restaurant in Hilo, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Harold and Albert; and sisters Tsutaye Nonaka, Kaoru Mikami, Setsuko Isa, Chizuru Sugawara and Carole Yano. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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SUZANNE K. HIGUCHI

Posted On November 29th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

SUZANNE K. HIGUCHI

Age 54, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away November 5, 2010 in Aiea. Born May 8, 1956 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Suzanne worked as an accountant for the Department of Defense-(DFAS) Division of Financial Advisory Services.

She is survived by parents, Thomas & Edith Higuchi; brother, Mark (Joanne) Higuchi; niece & nephew; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (December 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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