Archive for December 4th, 2010

Harriet Akana

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Nov. 29, 2010
Harriet Akana, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Love’s Bakery sales order clerk, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benjamin, son Ben, daughter Lovelynn Bell, sister Mabel Lau and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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James Nelson Behse

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Oct. 23, 2010
James Nelson Behse, 81, of Kapolei, a former Tongg Publishing Co. marketing director, Mercantile Printing Co. employee and Army veteran who served in the Korean War and received the Korean and the United Nations service medals, died at home. He was born in Saginaw, Mich. He is survived by brother Dean P., stepson Roy Rodrick Henry, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity or to the Alzheimer’s Association in Honolulu.

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BEATRICE Y. C. CARTER

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BEATRICE Y. C. CARTER

Beatrice Y. C. Carter, 75, passed away on November 22, 2010 and entered eternal rest with her Lord and Savior. Bea was born December 29, 1934 in Honolulu, Hawaii to parents Edward and Helen Chang. She graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy class of ’53 and also the University of Hawaii. Bea retired from the Kamehameha Schools after 26 years of service and made Mesa, AZ her new home with her only daughter Donna and her family. Those who knew Bea will remember her generosity, loving dedication to her family and her love for the Lord. We will miss her sweet smile and quick laughter. Bea is survived by her husband of 52 years, Albert “Paki” Carter, daughter Donna Jo and son in law Jason Tani. She was Nana to her precious grandchildren, Lauren Mahina, Carter Kapono and Caroline Moana Tani. Sisters Annie Park, Clara Yokotake and Elaine Hoffman. Bea was preceded in death by her brother Dennis Chang. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care Mesa, Arizona. To offer condolence; visit www.mariposagardens.com.

Maurice F. Caspillo

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Nov. 28, 2010
Maurice F. Caspillo, 67, of Princeville, Kauai, a retired Kauai Police Department officer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Carol, son Eric, daughter Carrice and brother Milton “Jojo.” Visitation: 9 a.m. today at St. Catherine Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Reception to follow.

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Raymond C.L. Cheong

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Oct. 27, 2010
Raymond C.L. Cheong, 97, of Honolulu died in Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by son Tedmon “Ted,” daughter Sue Ann Lau, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Clayton James Cornwell

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Nov. 14, 2010
Clayton James “Da General” Cornwell, 64, of Honolulu, a retired nuclear inspector at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kaipo D., daughter Carolyn M., mother Mabel A., brothers Kimo and Alvin, sister Sweetheart Enos and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Nelda U. Corpuz

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Nov. 9, 2010
Nelda U. “Nellie” Corpuz, 51, of Waipahu, a Food Pantry Ltd. human resources clerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Raynel J.U. Corpuz and Michael J.C. Mangapit, daughter Krystal M.C. Mangapit, brothers Roland and Roel, and adopted brothers Edgar and Jonathan. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lillian L. Costa

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Nov. 24, 2010
Lillian L. Costa, 83, of Kailua, a state Department of Education and Consolidated Amusement retiree, died at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Wayne Perreira and George Costa Jr., daughters Virginia Holm and Priscilla May, brother Abraham Kailikini, sister Helen Kim, 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Amelia Malia Faavesi

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Nov. 26, 2010
Amelia Malia Faavesi, 72, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Apia, Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Teofilo, Mikaele and Taetuna; daughters Taiaopo and Taiana Samoa, Iuliana Andrew, Matalena Osgan and Anaselita Taetuna; numerous brothers and sisters; 34 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Houghton “Buck” Freeman

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HOUGHTON “BUCK” FREEMAN

Dearly loved husband of Doreen for over 62 years, passed away in Stowe, Vermont, on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

He is deeply mourned by his beloved son, Graeme Freeman, and his wife, Nancy, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and daughter, Linda Post, and her husband, Don, of Stowe, Vermont. Equally loved were his grandchildren, Alec and Colin Freeman; Tyler, Alexi, and Graham Post; and stepgrandsons, David and Scott DeCristo.

Buck Freeman was born in Peking, China, in 1921, the son of Professor Mansfield Freeman and his wife, Mary Houghton. He graduated from the Shanghai American School and then attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. After this, he entered the U.S. Navy and attended the Japanese Language Schools in Berkeley, CA, and Boulder, CO. He returned to Wesleyan and graduated in 1946. He began his insurance career with American International Under-writers Corporation. After training at Lloyds of London and marrying Doreen Brown in London in 1948, he was transferred to Shanghai, China, where his daughter, Linda, was born in 1949. Upon evacuation from Shanghai, they relocated to Tokyo, Japan.

He was appointed Resident Vice President of AIU Japan in 1952; his son, Graeme, was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, in 1955; and he was appointed President of AIU Japan in 1956. He remained in Japan for 21 years before moving to New York. In 1983, he was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of American International Group (AIG). Upon his retirement in 1993, he remained an honorary Director of AIG.

Upon his father’s death in 1992, Mr. Freeman assumed position of Chairman of the Freeman Foundation which he ran with his wife and son until his death.

A memorial service will take place in early summer in Greensboro, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT, 05661; American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816; or a charity of your choice.

Manuela Velasco Garidan

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Nov. 20, 2010
Manuela Velasco “Mining” Garidan, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Breakers Hotel maid, died at home. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son John; daughters Janet Prieto, Jenny Fong and Josephine Garidan; brothers Francisco and Marcelino Velasco; sister Nenita Agbayani; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Betty Jean Hannaman

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Dec. 2, 2010
Betty Jean Hannaman, 82, of Honolulu, a retired transportation customer service agent, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tacoma, Wash. She is survived by husband John and grandchild Josh Payne. Private services. Donations suggested to Aloha Shriners.

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Rose Kameko Higa

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Nov. 8, 2010
Rose Kameko Higa, 82, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Brenda Akau and Lynette Duque, brother Richard Oshiro, sisters Ethel Hamano and Emma Masuda, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Stanley Hisao Higa

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Nov. 26, 2010
Stanley Hisao Higa, 74, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. and Aloha Airlines retiree and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by brothers Tokuyei, Tamotsu and Shigeru; and sisters Helen Kakazu and Hester Higa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Graveside inurnment services to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Betty Hiroko Honda

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Nov. 17, 2010
Betty Hiroko Honda, 73, of Honolulu, a retired office manager for Paul S. Honda, D.D.S., died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Ruth S. Matsunaga, brother Dr. Sanford S. Asahina, sisters Alice A. Suyeoka and Jane S. Morikawa, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Robert Joseph Speck II

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Nov. 28, 2010
Robert Joseph “Bob” Speck II, 81, of Honolulu, a retired IBM IT Systems engineer, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Setsuko, sons Robert III and Bill, daughters Susan Speck Mayor and Margaret Speck Ogawa, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway. Mass: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Frank Shinichi Ishimine

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Nov. 21, 2010
Frank Shinichi Ishimine, 61, of Honolulu, a Chili’s dishwasher, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Kenneth S. and sister Gloria S. Kaneshiro. Private services.

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Violet Natsuko Leilani Kaeo

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Nov. 29, 2010
Violet Natsuko Leilani Kaeo, 74, of Honolulu, a retired certified nurse assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Ernest Jr.; sons Herbert, Francis, James, Ernest III, Benjamin and Walter; daughters Doreen Ellison and Debra Lono; sisters Charlotte Lum and Jeanette Dement; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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FIAAVAE G. LEILUA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

FIAAVAE G. LEILUA

Age 45, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 21, 2010 in Aiea. Born June 24, 1965 in American Samoa.

She is survived by mother, Laelae Leilua of NV; brothers, Faaliga (Siatumotu) Leilua of NV, Fereti Iamanu of WA, Gata Leilua; sisters, Leatalua (Uli) Fepuleai of NV, Seepa (Tootooalii) Polu; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (December 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m.

Louisa Rose Lindow

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Nov. 24, 2010
Louisa Rose “Lou” Lindow, 88, of Honolulu, an attorney, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Antonio. She is survived by brother William B. Private services.

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Betty K.C. Mark

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Nov. 23, 2010
Betty K.C. Mark, 85, of Honolulu, a retired secretary at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert, son Kenneth, daughter Kathleen Yamada, brother Albert Yap, sister Alice Lau, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Paul Kapono McAngus

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Nov. 29, 2010
Paul Kapono McAngus, 64, of Ewa Beach, a Tesoro retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Paul A. Jr. and David, daughter Rachel, brothers Allan McAngus and David Montero, sisters Sarah L. Jaggers and Jane Donnor, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Iroquois Point Beach Park. Casual or beach attire. No flowers.

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Yoshio Miyamura

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Oct. 22, 2010
Yoshio “Tiny” Miyamura, 88, of Kailua, a retired city supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Walter T. and Paul Y., daughter Jacqueline T. Ryan, brother Mitsuyoshi and a grandchild. Private services.

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Ellen K.H.Y. Nadai

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Nov. 16, 2010
Ellen K.H.Y. Nadai, 88, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Robinson Camp, Kunia. She is survived by son Timmy Quan; daughter Tugar Nadai-Willett; brothers Charles, Joseph, Dong Ho and Thomas Yang; sisters Margaret Kim, Linda Wong and Inez Kameoka; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ness Keio Nakamura

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Nov. 16, 2010
Ness Keio Nakamura, 40, of Mililani, a Xerox Corp. electronic technician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wendy K., sons Seth Y. and Ethan K., brothers Dane and Justen, and sisters Nadine Goya and Pamela Cobb-Adams. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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Dominador Abalos Peralta

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Nov. 24, 2010
Dominador Abalos Peralta, 90, of Ewa Beach, owner and operator of Peralta Auto Repair and Paint Shop in Waipahu, a former Ewa Sugar Plantation employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Benjamin, daughter Estella P. Collins, sister Teodora P. Caliboso, 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Aurelia Dolores Ildefonso Ribao

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Nov. 5, 2010
Aurelia Dolores Ildefonso “Loling” Ribao, 88, of Aiea, a retired Aloha Surf Hotel housekeeper, died in Aiea. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Wilson and Merlito; daughters Maria Carlina Guira, Warlita “Lita” Pablo and Erlinda “Linda” Tolentino; brothers Elpidio and Maximino Ildefonso; sister Bibiana “Ebing” Ventura; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. next Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Eleanor T. Sakane

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Nov. 19, 2010
Eleanor T. Sakane, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker and accountant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Holly Sakane and Stacey Leblanc. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Evelyn Hamilton Schaefer

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Nov. 12, 2010
Evelyn Hamilton Schaefer, 91, of Medford, Ore., formerly of Hawaii, died in Medford. She was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She is survived by sons Rick and David, daughter Susan James, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Heart Association, Hawaii Heart Association or Punahou School’s Frederick A. Schaefer III Scholarship Fund.

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Winifred Wai Sim Shields

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Nov. 30, 2010
Winifred Wai Sim Shields, 78, of Salinas, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Salinas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Rebecca Harris, brothers Jason and James Chun, sisters Elaine Fong and Jeanette Kinimaka, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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