Archive for December 5th, 2010

Gilbert Douglas Aguiar

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Nov. 27, 2010
Gilbert Douglas “Gil” Aguiar, 80, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center emergency room department licensed practical nurse and an Army and Marine Corps veteran who served during World War II and the Korean conflict, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Avery “Louie” Fabian and Mathew Aguiar; daughters Michele Carvalho, Margaret Aguiar and Marchele Rapoza; brother James; sisters Eve Hayselden and Jan Sweeney; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Haili Congregational Church, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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FRANCES HELENA LUM AIONA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

FRANCES HELENA LUM AIONA

Age 93, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away November 23, 2010 in Pearl City. Born September 28, 1917 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A life long educator, tutor, volunteer, Grama commanded excellence from her students. An avid golfer, reader, Korean drama lover, our fashionable & fiesty Grama, will be remembered for stength & independence.

She is survived by sons, Earl (Arlene) Ah Moo, James R. (Vivian) Aiona, Jr.; daughters, Roberta M. (Creighton) Richards, Jamie H. (Leslie) Omori; brothers, William (Esther) Lum, Thomas (Rita) Lum; sisters, Dora Kaikainohaole, Ella Young, Mildred Lau; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (December 8) at Resurrection Of The Lord Catholic Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Reid J.K. Richards Foundations.

JULITA CABANILLA CASPILLO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

JULITA CABANILLA CASPILLO

Age 57, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 17, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born September 12, 1953 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

She is survived by daughters, Jovelyn Caspillo, Marilyn Caspillo; brothers, Charlie (Flor) Cabanilla of Philippines, Adriano (Susima) Cabanilla of Philippines, Ariston “Bobot” (Charita) Cabanilla of Philippines; sisters, Felicidad (Rubencio) Dalit of Philippines, Editha Caberto of Philippines; stepsons, Melanio (Charmaine) Caspillo, Jr, Dwayne Caspillo; stepdaughters, Millie (Donald) Ellis of Hilo, Carolyn Hayashi, Lillian (Leighton) Tsubota, Annette (Somchay) Sombatphibane, Angela Caspillo, Andrea Caspillo; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Thursday (December 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Clayton James Cornwell

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Nov. 14, 2010
Clayton James “Da General” Cornwell, 64, of Hono-lulu, 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: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Updated service information for an obituary published yesterday.

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NELDA “NELLIE” U. CORPUZ

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

NELDA “NELLIE” U. CORPUZ

Age 51, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 9, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born November 6, 1959 in #35 Bil Loca, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Nelda worked as a Human Resources clerk at Food Pantry, Ltd.

She is survived by sons, Raynel James Ulit Corpuz, Michael John Corpuz Mangapit; daughter, Krystal Marie Corpuz Mangapit; brothers, Roland (Mary) Corpuz, Roel (Karen) Corpuz; adopted brothers, Edgar (Elvie) Corpuz of Philippines, Jonathan (Gemma) Corpuz of Philippines.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday (December 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Thursday (December 9) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Reynaldo M. Eusebio

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Nov. 17, 2010
Reynaldo M. Eusebio, 45, of Honolulu, a Color Dynamics Inc. painter, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Emerlie; son Jeremy; daughter Raena; mother Josefa; brothers Ricardo, Lutgardo Jr., Roberto and Fernando; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 am. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Henry Daniel Feliciano

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Nov. 28, 2010
Henry Daniel Feliciano, also known as “Danny” and “Pops,” 87, of Kahului, owner of a tire company on Oahu, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons Dennis, Alan, Gary and Leonard; daughter Wanda Ishimine; brother Frank; sister Dorothy Tomlinson; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui.

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Betty Fernando Filart

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Nov. 28, 2010
Betty Fernando Filart, 71, of Lahaina, a retired cashier, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Vigan City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jun, son Janelito Corpuz, daughter Ernaline Calam, brothers Perfecto and Buenaventura Fernando, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui.

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MARY ANN “SISTA” GOYA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

MARY ANN “SISTA” GOYA

Age 74, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away November 24, 2010 in Honolulu. Born June 2, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Member of Soka Gakkai International, Aha Hui Kaahumanu, Hale O Na Alii, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Hawaii United Okinawan Association.

She is survived by sons, Tyrand W. Smith, Thayer (Melissa) Goya; daughters, Vanessa (Alan) Kroll, Sharlla (Mike) Osko, Willyne (Jim) Bergandahl, Eunice Smith, Jan Goya, Dawn (Larry) Goya; brother, Moses (Geri) Laanui; sister, Roberta Abe; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (December 9) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m.

Charles Mahelona Jr.

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Nov. 13, 2010
Charles “Charlie” Mahelona Jr., 74, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired roofer and an Army and Army National Guard veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by hanai son Jeremy Rafael, stepsons Henry K. and Philip Rafael, stepdaughters Luana Kealaiki and Marcella Rafael, hanai sister Aiona Kalahiki, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside committal services and burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo. Casual attire.

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AUDREY MARIE POOL KELLY

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AUDREY MARIE POOL KELLY

Audrey Marie Pool Kelly, known to many as Reezie or Aukele, died on November 28, 2010 at Hawaii Medical Center East in Honolulu.

Audrey was an accomplished artist, who specialized in portraits. She was born September 7, 1935 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as only child to Audrey Brenegar Pool and Dr. Glenn Pool, a Winston-Salem pediatrician. Audrey was a graduate of Salem Academy, of Mount Vernon College of Washington, D.C. and the Corcoran School of Art. She studied classical painting and drawing in Florence, Italy at the Simi Studio. She came to Hawaii in 1971.

Audrey was noted for her ability to capture the natural beauty and spirit of the Hawaiian people. That spirit finds focus among Native Hawaiians, but is shared among many of Hawaii’s diverse people. “She loved beauty,” and that inner beauty was her inspiration. She was especially interested in the revival of Hawaiian music and dance and had a special love for the volcanoes of the Big Island. Her paintings and drawings were shown for many years at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Gallery and at the Koolau Gallery.

For almost twenty years, she did the annual drawings for the poster for the hoike of Kuhai Halau Kawikakapuokalani Olapa Kahiko, as well as several notable paintings and drawings for musical recordings on CDs. Several of these for Olomana, Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and the late Kawai Cockett remain in circulation. In 1986, she was honored with a Na Hoku Hanohano award for the cover of Haunani Apoliona’s album, Na Lei Hulu Makua, Na Wahine Hawaii.

She is survived by her husband of fifty years, James Andrew Kelly of Honolulu, a former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs, and, earlier, a U.S. Navy Captain, son James A. Kelly of Syria, Virginia, daughter Audrey Archer Kelly-Berg of Hilo, Hawaii, hanai daughter Michelle Pearson-Cranshaw of San Francisco, and by grandson James Daniel Kelly of Hedgesville, West Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00PM, Wednesday, December 15 at Diamond Head Mortuary, 535 18th Avenue, Honolulu. Aloha Attire. Interment will be at a future date at the Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Smile Train, 41 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10010 or to one’s favorite charity.

MARTHA LABENZ

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MARTHA LABENZ
Goodbye Mar
We miss you already

Martha LaBenz 1929-2010. Ohio girl until 1975 then moved Waikiki. Sold tours at Outrigger Hotels for 30 years. This year she worked until April, was active through June, then passed away in October. She had two husbands and four children. Second husband was Kalihi boy whose ashes will be spread with hers in the surf off Moana Surfrider. Bowler and card player. Played piano and violin. Vegetarian. Serious bus rider. Loved dogs, cats and just about everybody. She cooked for and fed the homeless at St. Andrews. She read to children at Waikiki Community Center. She was spiritual – a follower of Sai Baba, course in miracles, and a member of Unity Church, singing in the choir. She always, always, always wore pink. Nice girl. We all miss her. Services: Friday December 10, 4:30 pm, Unity Church on Montserrat Ave.

Fiaavae G. Leilua

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Nov. 21, 2010
Fiaavae G. Leilua, 45, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by mother Laelae; brothers Faaliga and Gata Leilua, and Fereti Iamanu; and sisters Leatalua Fepuleai and Seepa Polu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Gary Loomis Blaich, M.D.

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GARY LOOMIS BLAICH, M.D.
Kaua’i Physician, Land Conservationist

Of Kilauea, died at home on November 25. Born April 23, 1946 in Honolulu, he enjoyed working as a psychiatrist in the state mental health system, and in private practice on Kauai for over thirty years. As president of the Kauai Public Land Trust, he led conservation of over 175 acres of coastal lands.

He is preceded in death by parents Alice and Norman Blaich; sister Diane Anderson, and brother-in-law Cliff Bailey.

Dr. Blaich is survived by his wife of 42 years, Beryl, daughters Mehana (Kilipaki) Vaughan, and Meleana (Will) Estes, grandchildren, Pikomanawakpono, and Pi’ina’emalina, mother-in-law Amelia (Jim Beatty) Bailey, brothers and sisters in law Don Anderson, Jim, Fahy, Speedy (Pauline), and John (Karla) Bailey, nieces Britten, Lindsey and Brooke (Johnny) Bailey, Nicole (Bobby) Galchutt, and nephews Camm (Janene) Willener, Kaulana Bailey, and Michael Coots.

A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, December 11 at his family home at 2868 F Kalihiwai Road (on the dirt road to Kauape’a Beach) at 11 AM, with visitation from 9:30.

In lieu of wreaths, the family welcomes lei and donations to Gary’s favorite charities: the Kauai Public Land Trust, the Kauai Food Bank and the Honolulu Art Academy.

Cyrus Satoshi Miyasato

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Dec. 3, 2010
Cyrus Satoshi Miyasato, 56, of Aiea, an Iron Workers Union maintenance employee, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Wayne and sister Phyllis Jackson. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Kent Rikio Morimoto

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Oct. 23, 2010
Kent Rikio Morimoto, 48, of Kaneohe, a civil engineer at Austin, Tsutsumi and Associates Inc., died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Majel A., parents Kenneth K. and Kazue, and sister Gail E. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Masaya Nagamine

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Nov. 18, 2010
Masaya Nagamine, 83, of Pearl City, a retired cook, died. He was born in Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by wife Dorothy, son Eric, brother Masami, and sisters Akiko Sakihama and Katsuko Nohara. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment.

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ROBERT (BOB) JOSEPH SPECK

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ROBERT (BOB) JOSEPH SPECK

Robert “Bob” Joseph Speck, 81, died Sunday, November 28, at his home in Honolulu after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Born September 12, 1929, to Robert and Vivette (Cantlon) Speck, Bob was raised in Chicago and graduated from Mount Carmel High School and DePaul University. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan. He later received a degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Bob married Setsuko Kawashiri in 1957, and they had four children. He worked for IBM from 1959 to 1991 and was involved in creating the national fingerprint registry for the federal government. Upon retirement, Bob participated in community activities and local politics. He assisted with several Republican political campaigns, was elected to the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board and was a long-time smokers’ rights advocate.
Bob is survived by his wife Setsuko (Kawashiri); daughters, Susie Speck Mayor (Joe Fabrocini) of Reseda, CA; Margie Speck Ogawa (Patrick) of Mercer Island, WA; and sons Robert J Speck (Louise) of Wilmette, IL; and Bill Speck (Maria) of Honolulu; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation and viewing at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 9, Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, followed by 12 noon funeral mass. Burial at 2 p.m., Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers please.

Earl Eijun Toma

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Nov. 28, 2010
Earl Eijun Toma, 71, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, proprietor of E.T. Painting Service, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Kurtistown. He is survived by wife Doris, son Sanford, daughter Jennifer T. Bainum, sisters Fusae Suwa and Mitsue Tsuji, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park Japanese Garden Columbarium. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Irene Shendrina Momi Tupou

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Nov. 23, 2010
Irene Shendrina Momi Tupou, 53, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Filipe ; daughters Crystal M., Casey, Candace and Cassandra “Ulu”; brothers Roger Soares, Gordon Soares Sr. and Albert Soares Jr.; sister Cindy Bandmann; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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POWELL “KIM” WHITTENTON

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

POWELL “KIM” WHITTENTON

Age 60, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 25, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born October 23, 1950 in Sapulpa, OK. An IT Specialist at Department of Defense, Pearl Harbor.

He is survived by daughter, Melissa (Michael) Misunas; brother, James Whittenton; sisters, Sarah (David) Campbell, Leslie Tanner; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday (December 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Powell Whittenton’s name.

Chi Chan Wong

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Nov. 28, 2010
Chi Chan Wong, 94, of Hononolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Adam and Ted; daughters Yee Yin, Yee Ming and Qing Feng Wong; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Haw-aiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Miriam Leilani Young

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Nov. 30, 2010
Miriam Leilani Young, 86, of Honolulu, a state employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lewis Aweau Jr.; daughters Eadie Young and Sandra Lee Agres; brothers James “Biggie,” Rawlins “Tako” and Arthur Aweau; sisters Mary Akui, Alice Flores, Audrey Loo, Shirley Camara and Gloria “Tootsie” Agres; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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