Archive for December 9th, 2010

Juanita Nayes Almeida

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Nov. 27, 2010
Juanita Nayes Almeida, 72, of Honolulu died in Nuuanu Hale Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John J. Jr.; daughter Mariea M. Ayers; hanai sons J.B. Freitas, Ed Ayers and Ed Rickard; hanai daughters Annette Gouveia and Jo Mohika; brother Julio Coltes Jr.; companion Manuel C. Laboy; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Nancy Mitsuko Arakaki

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Dec. 1, 2010
Nancy Mitsuko Arakaki, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Jefferson School cafeteria manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by brothers Robert S. and Henry S. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ralph Lanakila Artaho

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Nov. 26, 2010
Ralph Lanakila Artaho, 89, of Waimea, Hawaii, formerly of Koloa, Kauai, a retired maintenance employee at Seventh-day Adventist School in Kahili Mountain Park, Kauai, former maintenance employee at Knudsen’s in Kahili Mountain Park and former ranch hand at Knudsen’s Poipu Ranch, died in Waimea. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Emily; son Ralph II; daughters Donna Higa, Enola G. Lum, Priscilla Yawata, Patrice Silva, Ingrid Keaweamahi and Janell Artaho; brother Gregorio; sister Felicidad Perreira; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Koloa Missionary Church, Koloa. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

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Basilia Galapon Baitlon

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Nov. 14, 2010
Basilia Galapon Baitlon, 98, of Waialua died in Waialua. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Domingo and Benjamin, daughter Simplicia B. Ramelb, brother Santiago Galapon, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Gary Loomis Blaich

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Nov. 25, 2010
Gary Loomis Blaich, 64, of Kilauea, Kauai, a psychiatrist and land conservationist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beryl, daughters Mehana Vaughan and Meleana Estes, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at his family home, 2868 F Kalihiwai Road, on the dirt road to Kauapea Beach. Services: 11 a.m. Carpool recommended. Look for parking signs and shuttle. Aloha attire or T-shirt of your favorite cause. In lieu of wreaths, lei welcome. Donations suggested to Kauai Public Land Trust, Kauai Food Bank and Hono-lulu Academy of Arts.

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Petra F. Cagaoan

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Nov. 25, 2010
Petra F. Cagaoan, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Felino, daughters Anjela Tejada and Ines Foronda, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. No flowers.

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Jacquelyn Shaye Carden-Oyadomari

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Nov. 25, 2010
Jacquelyn Shaye Carden-Oyadomari, 37, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Government Employees Association union agent and staff accountant at James Michishima, CPA, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Webster, Texas. She is survived by husband Felice Oyadomari Jr.; sons Gianni, Antonio and Felice Oyadomari III; daughters Keely and Bryanna Oyadomari; father Larry Carden; mother Donna Oyadomari; sister Jennifer Oyadomari; and half sisters Jeaquitte Smith and Marie Tkac . Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Celebration of life to be held in Pasadena, Texas. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Frederick Thomas Chase

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Dec. 4, 2010
Frederick Thomas Chase, 85, of Kailua-Kona, a Cooper Industries diesel engine quality control employee and machinist, and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Titusville, Pa. He is survived by wife Ruth, and brothers Herbert and Rodger. Celebration of life: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at University of the Nations, Ohana Court.

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Annie Puaalaoainahau Christ

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Nov. 8, 2010
Annie Puaalaoainahau Christ, 67, of Waianae, a former occupational therapist and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Raphael “Kealoha” Kaliko, and sisters Diana Benner and Sharlene Nahale. Private services.

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Clarence Wright Coulbourne

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Nov. 21, 2010
Clarence Wright Coulbourne, 92, of Makakilo, a retired Bank of Hawaii revolving credit supervisor, died in Aiea. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by sons Michael and Mark; daughters Carmen Duncan and Lisa Nishimoto; sisters Katherine and Irma Coulbourne, and Florence Williams; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Robelyn Galeon

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Nov. 16, 2010
Robelyn “Roby” Galeon, 37, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Orlando Jr.; parents Robert and Leticia Dacanay; and sisters Jane Toyama, Lilybeth Ching and Joyce and Susan Dacanay. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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David Kalani Goldstein

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Nov. 28, 2010
David Kalani Goldstein, 58, of New York died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by mother Leilani; and sisters Leilani Kelly, Leinaala El-Houshy, Mahealani Ferreira and Iwalani Goldstein. No services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Humane Society of the United States, Attention: David Kalani Goldstein Fund, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.

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Harry Greene

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Nov. 25, 2010
Harry “Country Harry” Greene, 83, of Kapolei died in Aiea. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by wife Kumok, son Cort, daughter Colleen and sister Dolores Darr. Private services.

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Chad Everett Guill

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Nov. 29, 2010
Chad Everett Guill, 38, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a heavy equipment mechanic at Koa Coffee, Pacific Waste, Cirpiano Trucking and Japanese Auto Works Service, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Baker, Ore. He is survived by companion Laura Yamashiro-Alboro, father John, mother Shirley Thurston, and numerous half brothers and half sisters. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Koa Coffee Plantation, 82-1213 Greenwell Mountain Road, Captain Cook. Services: 11:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. For more information, call Laura Yamashiro-Alboro at 808-938-7243.

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Harold Kaheakulani Hakuole

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Nov. 30, 2010
Harold Kaheakulani Hakuole, 80, of Honolulu, a musician, died in Avalon Care Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doreen R., son James K., daughter Donnielen K. Cordero, stepson Robert Myers, stepdaughter Doreen Myers, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Raymond Peter Hesapene

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Dec. 5, 2010
Raymond Peter “Titang” Hesapene, 88, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Plantation heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 1st and 2nd Filipino Regiment, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons Milling Jr., Wayne and Alexander Canon Sr., and Raymond Jr. and Peter Hesapene; daughters Shiela, Cynthia and Linda Canon, and Cecelia Swartzmiller; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass: 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Casual attire.

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Richard Wui Yin Hew

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Nov. 26, 2010
Richard Wui Yin Hew, 92, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired teacher who taught at Baldwin High School, Paia School, Puunene School and Kula Elementary School, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Dorothy, son John, daughter Lois Farrington and brother Eugene. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Po’okela Church, Makawao, Maui. Services: 11 a.m.

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Fusao Hirano

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Nov. 15, 2010
Fusao Hirano, 97, of Eleele, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Co. carpenter, died. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by son Robert, daughters Shirley Kodani and Alice Yamauchi, sisters Ellen Kawakami and Yukie Ueoka, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Seichie No Ie Kauai church, Omao. Casual attire.

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Ruth Soonie Hirokawa

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Nov. 30, 2010
Ruth Soonie Hirokawa, 82, of Mililani, a Wahiawa United Church of Christ choir director, died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and John; daughter Carol Saporito; brothers Jerry, Harry, James and Maun Sung Lee; sister Linda Dang; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Lawrence Kim Chow Ho

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Nov. 15, 2010
Lawrence Kim Chow Ho, 89, of Honolulu, a retired dentist, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet Y.H., sons Edward and Edmund, daughter Mary Ann Quinn, brother Daniel, sister Phyllis Wong, eight grandchildren and five great-grand- children. Private services.

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GEORGE S.W. HONG

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GEORGE S.W. HONG

On December 4, 2010, George S.W. Hong passed away peacefully at home. George Hong was the third son born to Chul Soo and Sook Cha Hong. Korean immigrants who came to work the plantations, his parent worked extremely hard to create a good life for their family. Unusual for a woman in her time, Sook Cha was educated in Korea and graduated from what would become Ewha University. Education was strongly valued in his family. Another enduring influence in George’s life was the love and caring of his beloved grandmother, Kim Sin Kyung.

As a young boy, George had many successes. In addition to skipping a grade, for a time he was the youngest Eagle Scout in the Territory of Hawaii. However, George’s main passion was sports. Whether on the streets or in school, George loved the competition and camaraderie of football. In 1944, George was the first-string quarterback of the Roosevelt Roughriders when the team won the Territory-wide championship.

George came of age in the shadow of World War II, and attended the University of Hawaii. There he made some of the strongest and most meaningful friendships of his life, and it was during college that he met his future wife of 62 years. Both beautiful and bright, Jane Fujii was the recipient of one of two Territorial Scholarships, which enabled her to attend UH.

George and Jane shared an amazing life, embodying the American dream. George enlisted in the Army during World War II, saw active duty in the Korean Conflict, and later rose to the rank of Major in the Reserves. The G.I. bill allowed George to attend law school at Columbia University in New York. Jane later joined him at Columbia, receiving a Masters in Education.

Armed with an ivy-league law degree, George returned to the islands to practice law with prominent local attorney Chuck Mau. In 1957, George launched his own practice and later formed a partnership with Donald K. Iwai. Hong and Iwai (and its successors) generally represented Loyalty Development Company, Ltd. (for which he served as a Director and officer from its incorporation) as well as other landowners in the airport industrial park area. George and his law firm also represented the other business interests controlled by the late Clarence T.C. Ching (and his affiliates), including International Development Company, Territorial Investors, and Liberty Bank.

In 1961, George was instrumental in forwarding the adoption of legislation enabling the formation of dental service corporations. Shortly thereafter, with Dr. John Kim and other dentists, George founded Hawaii Dental Service. In the mid-1960’s, along with the late Clarence Ching, K. J. Luke, and Harold Spector, George developed the first Section 221(d)(3), below-market low-moderate income housing project in Hawaii, known as Moanalua Hillside Apartment. A few years later, George assisted the late Mr. Ching in financing and developing the 822 unit multi-family complex known as Kukui Gardens.

Always a gifted athlete, George was also an extremely good golfer. George became a member of Waialae Country Club in 1967. He served on their Board of Directors for several years, and was elected President of Waialae Country Club in 1986. George was also an advisor to the Honorable Mayor Frank F. Fasi.

George is survived by his three children: Carol Hong (attorney), Robert Hong (M.D.) and Claire Hong (environmental protection), and three grandchildren, Scott Hong, Matthew Hong, and Lauren Croxton. Despite his many accomplishments, those of us who will miss him the most remember him for the man that he was – strong, charismatic, fierce of nature, yet also gentle and loyal.

A Celebration of Life will be held for George S.W. Hong on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Waialae Country Club from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: UH Foundation, JABSOM, Cardiology Fellowship Fund.

Michael Tooru Inake

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Dec. 3, 2010
Michael Tooru Inake, 66, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Sharon, son Matthew, mother Laura, brother Claude and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makiki Christian Church. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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SIDNEY FRANK KANANI MEDEIROS JR.

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SIDNEY FRANK KANANI MEDEIROS JR.
Nov. 23, 2010

Sidney Frank Kanani Medeiros, Jr., 33, of Wailuku died in Wailuku. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by son Chance K.B., mother Margaret B. Joseph, stepfather Alfred Joseph III, father Sidney K., stepmother, Sharla I. and sisters Trina Kaonohi, Theresa Davidson, Shalia Tialino, Ku’u’i’ini Medeiros and ‘Alohilani Kamaunu. Prayers: 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at 41-1005 Malolo St., Waimanalo. Luncheon to follow at 1:30 p.m.

James Yoshitaka Kanada

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Nov. 26, 2010
James Yoshitaka Kanada, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired Pyramid Insurance Centre Ltd. insurance agent, an Army sergeant and aikido sensei, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jeffrey Y., Curtis S. and Michael M.; brothers Harry H. and Richard Y.; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Satoko Kobayashi

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Nov. 27, 2010
Satoko “Lei” Kobayashi, 83, of Hilo, a J.C. Penney Co. sales clerk, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Miyoko Kawamoto. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Shizue Kouchi

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Nov. 11, 2010
Shizue “Elaine” Kouchi, 85, of Kauai died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by brother Edward and sister Nancy Heyada. Private services.

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Leslie Michael Kovaloff

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Dec. 6, 2010
Leslie Michael Kovaloff, 50, of Fremont, Calif., a mechanic, died in Fremont. He was born in Maili. He is survived by wife Imelda; son Thomas; daughters Audiss Tania, Shandell Kovaloff-Coryell and Michaela Kovaloff; brothers Thomas, William and Joseph; sisters Tammy Sierras and Jacinta Kovaloff-Sierras; grandparent Carmalita Jackson; and five grandchildren. Services to be held in Fremont.

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DORIS YOYOKO LONGARINI

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

DORIS YOYOKO LONGARINI

Age 88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away November 29, 2010 in Honolulu. Born June 22, 1922 in Kohala, Hawaii. Retired waitress from the Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki.

She is survived by daughter, Harriet Lani (Timothy) Guernsey; brothers, Seitoku Arakaki, Wilfred Arakaki; sisters, Patricia Persons, Tomiko See, Yukiko Ross, Judy (Fred) Ayling; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Monday (Dec. 13) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Haruji Maeda

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Nov. 25, 2010
Haruji Maeda, 78, of Kekaha, Kauai, an Olokele Sugar Co. electrician supervisor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Wayne, Owen and Bert; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Curtis Lavon Martin

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Nov. 27, 2010
Curtis Lavon Martin, 69, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 640, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Phoenix. He is survived by wife Karen, son Dan, daughters Jo Dee Hulsebus and Kyle Sue Tucker, brothers Jack and Keith, sister Pat, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Island Humane Society, Keaau.

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