Archive for December 12th, 2010

Faustino Acorda

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FAUSTINO ACORDA

Age 95 of Ewa, died on November 10, 2010 in Honolulu. He was born on February 10, 1915 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired mason.

Survived by son, Victorino (Josefina) Acorda; daughter, Inocencia “Gloria” (Agustin) Gervacio, daughter in law, Cecilia Acorda; grandchildren, Jovy Hazel Turman, Cheryl Ann (Romano) Acorda-Magaoay, Glory Anne (Stephen) Saure and Allen Christopher Gervacio; great-grandchildren, Nethaniah Victor Turman, Elijah Aaron Acorda-Magaoay and Gabriel Andrew Saure; cousins, brothers & sisters in law, nephews & nieces.

Visitation Friday, December 17, 2010, 6pm to 9pm at St. John the Baptist Church in Kalihi; service at 7pm. Visitation also Saturday, December 18, 2010, 9am to 10am at St. John the Baptist Church in Kalihi; mass at 10am. Burial to follow 11:30am at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Robert Kenton Ellis

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Nov. 24, 2010
Robert Kenton Ellis , 79, of Mililani, formerly of Milford, Ill., a senior accountant with Queen’s Health Management and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Danville, Ill. He is survived by wife Barbara; son Curt; daughters Carol Soares of Mililani and Sue Schank; brother Richard of Sandy Springs, Ga., four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. tomorrow at Wahiawa Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1313 California Ave. Service 11 a.m. Burial 2 p.m, at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Wahiawa Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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Victor Takeo Fujiwara

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Dec. 1, 2010
Victor Takeo Fujiwara, 67, of Honolulu, a community planning and engineering employee, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Heather Tanaka, mother Takeyo “Irene,” brother Clifford, sisters Helen Nishida and Janet Fujikawa, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Toho No Hikari Church, 3510 Nuuanu Pali Drive. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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HAROLD K. HAKUOLE

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HAROLD K. HAKUOLE

November 30, 2010

Harold Kaheakulani Hakuole, 80, of Honolulu, died November 30, 2010, at Avalon Care Center. He was born August 8, 1930, in Honolulu. He is fondly remembered as a popular singer, arranger, recording artist, and musician known for his playing of the steel guitar, guitar, `ukulele and bass. He performed in some of Hawai`i’ best known venues, including the Halekulani Hotel, with many of Hawai`i’s best and most famous artists. Harold was raised in Kalihi and went to St. Louis School. As messages of condolences come in from all over the world, we are reminded that for more than two decades, he did most of the arrangements for Hawaiian music recordings on the Tradewinds Records label. He also played on many recordings, including “Two Slack-Key Guitars,” which featured Gabby Pahinui and Leland “Atta” Isaacs. Noelani Kanoho Mahoe recalled that she first worked on a recording with Harold in 1958 and that he was subsequently involved in one way or another on every recording she produced. Others recalled that he was also very witty, a fun-loving man with a famous smile, and with whom everyone loved to perform. “Harold was one of the nicest, funniest, most sincere human beings I have ever known,” said New Jersey performer Bill Wynne, a frequent Hawai`i visitor, guitarist and falsetto singer. Longtime friend and fellow singer/songwriter Keith Haugen said Harold had a repertoire of Hawaiian songs to be envied. “And he was a musician’s musician,” Haugen said, “loved and admired by all.” Harold is survived by wife, Doreen; son, James (Jill Leong) Hakuole; daughter, Donnie-Len (Effren) Cordero; step-son, Robert Myers of Honolulu; step-daughter, Doreen Myers of Michigan; and seven grandchildren. He retired after 30 years with Pan American Airlines and retired after 15 years at the Kamehameha Schools. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 14, at Borthwick Mortuary. Visitation at 3:30; prayer service at 6 p.m., followed by a reception. Aloha attire.

Edward Ryan Jr.

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Dec. 5, 2010
Edward “Butchie” Ryan Jr., 72, of Pearl City, a Coast Guard reservist and Hawaiian Tug and Barge retiree, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Edward “Cooke,” daughter Nadine “Nalani” “Dee” Goard, brother Patrick, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

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Richard Lovell Kahakui

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Nov. 20, 2010
Richard Lovell “Dickie” Kahakui, 74, of Aiea, a GTE Hawaiian Tel retiree and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winona A.; daughters Ranee Kin In, Andie Kahakui-Fernandez and Denise Kahakui; brothers Donald Kalani and Thomas Kahakui; sisters Leimomi Andrews and Keola Thoren; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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ETHEL M. KNUEPPELHOLZ

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ETHEL M. KNUEPPELHOLZ

May 26, 1928 – December 6, 2010

Ethel M. Knueppelholz passed away on December 6, 2010 after rare surgery complications. She was born on the island of Maui, Hawaii. In 1952 she became a Registered Nurse. She settled in Ann Arbor, MI and in 1954 she found love and married Joachim Knueppelholz “Jo”. In 1958 she became a loving Mother to Antje. In 1985 Jo and Ethel retired to Melbourne Beach, FL. She is survived by her husband Joachim of 54 years; her daughter Antje and her husband Robert Carroll; Clara and her husband Fred Watanabe; her sister Doris Ajifu; her brother Thomas Nakama and his wife Judy; her brother Walter Nakama and his wife Jean; her sister Gladys and her husband Dumitru Oancea and many other wonderful relatives and friends. Go to www.affuneral.com or call 321-724-2222 for memorial service information.

Tatsuko Kushiyama

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Dec. 7, 2010
Tatsuko “Janet” Kushiyama, 84, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. pineapple trimmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Melvin, Glenn and Neal; daughter Kay Tesoro; brothers Clifford and Clyde Saito; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Joshua Michael Lane

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Dec. 4, 2010
Joshua Michael Lane, 29, of Waipahu, proprietor of 808 Autodetail.com, died in Honolulu. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by wife Tanya, parents Michael and Ina, brother Kaleb and sister Kristi. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 99-005 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. White attire; no black. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Africa Mission Trip, Aiea SDA Church.

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Dale Kiyoshi Mishima

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Dec. 9, 2010
Dale Kiyoshi Mishima, 63, of Hilo, a Waiakea Intermediate School cook, an Army veteran and Hawaii Air National Guard member, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Kelsie M. Sueno; mother Elaine K.; and sisters Maureen Yamashita, Karen Hara, Charlene Hirano and Diane Nakasue. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Milvoy J. Nunes

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Nov. 27, 2010
Milvoy J. Nunes, 85, of Wailuku, a retired heavy equipment mechanic, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Teresa; daughters Kathleen Ezaki and Donna and Judy Nunes; brother Robert Lee; sisters Theresa Bauman and Dorothy Lee; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

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Timothy Kiihoi Peralta

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Nov. 21, 2010
Timothy Kiihoi Peralta, 40, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Ho- nolulu. He is survived by sons Kramer Peralta, Timothy Peralta Jr. and Keali Arzaga-Peralta; daughter Andrea Arzaga-Peralta; father Howard; brother Patrick K. Cazinha; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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OLIVE MARIA PRIDGEN

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OLIVE MARIA PRIDGEN
Nov. 5, 2010

Olive Pridgen, 89, formerly of Honolulu, died in Norfolk, Virginia. Born and raised in New York City, she graduated from St. Luke’s school of Nursing in 1943. She joined the U.S. Army as a Nurse, and spent the duration of WWII in England, and Europe. At wars end, she returned to NY to continue her education.
A visit to her parents in Honolulu led to her meeting Rufus Pridgen, a career Navy officer, and they married in 1952. They had one child, Clinton.
She completed her Bachelors and Masters of Library Science degrees at University of Hawaii and worked as school librarian in windward district schools for many years. After retiring from the DOE, she relocated to Norfolk, and worked for 25 years as an interviewer for the Census Bureau and other agencies.
At age 80, she achieved a lifetime dream, publishing her first novel, Passport Home.
Olive was very active with her parish church in Norfolk, and taught EFM courses for many years. Her wonderful spirit and guidance will be missed by her many friends, students and family.
She is survived by granddaughters Christy Key and Melissa Hussell, nieces Carol Naish, Nancy Melgoza and their families.

Margaret Mary Radona

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Nov. 19, 2010
Margaret Mary Radona, 83, of Wailuku, formerly of Honolulu, died on Maui. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Robert L. and Rustico I.; daughters Gwen Alconcel, Frances Radona and Stephanie Fukuoka; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Raymond “Ray” F. Rosa

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RAYMOND “RAY” F. ROSA

Raymond F. Rosa, known to many as Ray, 89, of Kailua, died on November 25, 2010 at Castle Hos-pital. Ray was born on July 8, 1921 in Pauoa to parents John F. Rosa and Laurinda Andrade Rosa. His family resided in Pauoa and then finally in Saint Louis Heights. The Rosa family owned the Krispy Krust Bakery from 1930 to early 1950’s. He graduated from Saint Louis High School in 1940 and was the captain of his basketball team. He was employed for thirty years at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiring at age 56. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf as well as spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Genevieve (Jenny) Brilhante Rosa and his three daughters, Roz (Joe) Edwards, Pamela (Denver) Webb and Jennifer Noel along with four grandchildren, Kristen Edwards Michaud, Brad Edwards, Michelle Webb Ishida and Niko Noel. He also has three great grandchildren, Nikolas Michaud, Rachael Michaud and Noah Ishida.

He will be remembered for his positive spirit, love of sports and politics and most of all his patient love and dedication to his family. He was a shining example of a true Christian with a heart of gold. He will be missed by all.

Celebration of Life to be on Friday December 17th at 10:00 at Hope Chapel Kaneohe, 45-815 Pookela St., Kaneohe, HI. Committal Services to follow at Punchbowl Cemetery at 11:30. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

James R. Sirois

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JAMES R. SIROIS

James R. Sirois, age 66, passed away after a five-year struggle with Alzheimer’s on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Hill House Assisted Living in Bath, Maine.

James, formally of Wichert, Illinois taught in the Chicago public school system for over 30 years. He started the fine arts program in 1979 at the Franklin Fine Arts Center, where he taught piano to elementary students until his retirement in 2005. He was a graduate of St. Anne High School and the University of Illinois, Cham-paign, with his Masters Degree.

He is survived by his mother, Lorene M. Sirois, 2 sisters and brothers in-law, Joanne & Gerald McTaggart of Chillicothe, Il and Judy & Chuck Reeves of Westport Island, Maine; 3 nephews and 2 nieces. Preceding him in death was his father, Roger Sirois.

HAROLD “POPS” SOUZA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

HAROLD “POPS” SOUZA

Age 86, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 23, 2010 in Mililani. Born August 19, 1924 in Kahului, Maui. Retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Shipyard, Shop #31. Former POW, Korean War 5th Regiment Combat Team; and a assistant coach at Mililani High School.

He is survived by wife, Barbara Souza; son, Jeffrey (Lisa) Souza; daughter, Joycelin (David) Neilson; sister, Jennie Takahashi; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visitation 5:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (December 14) at Mililani Mortuary
Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Harold Souza

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Nov. 23, 2010
Harold “Pops” Souza, 86, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 31 machinist, Mililani High School assistant coach and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War with the 5th Regiment Combat Team, died in Mililani. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Jeffrey, daughter Joycelin Neilson, sister Jennie Takahashi, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Donald Pinto Sr.

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Dec. 8, 2010
Robert Donald Pinto Sr., 73, of Waikapu, Maui, a retired Verizon/ Hawaiian Tel warehouse supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Ho- nolulu. He is survived by wife Claire E., son Ryan, daughter Lani Koki, brother Gary and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m.

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Thelma Teruko Suzuki

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Dec. 3, 2010
Thelma Teruko Suzuki, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Marian’s Catering kitchen helper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kukuihaile, Hawaii. She is survived by son Alan, daughter Barbara Tamanaha, sister Marilyn Joe, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Elmo Howard Tanner

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Nov. 30, 2010
Elmo Howard Tanner, 75, of Wailuku, a retired Maui County Water Department meter reader and an Army veteran, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by brother Edwin P. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Burial at a later date at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Walter Tegge

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Dec. 3, 2010
Walter Tegge, 88, of Kahului, a former Waialae Country Club groundskeeper and an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eva, son Gus, stepsons Albert and Damien Cabral, stepdaughters Marian Andaya and Terry Morales, sister Thelma Robello, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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John C. Ward

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Nov. 24, 2010
John C. Ward, 64, of Mililani, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard civil service retiree and an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Clayton K.; daughter Lianne Ignacio; sisters Belle Johnson, Cathy Ward-Rodrigues, Claire Brunn, Patricia Ward and Barbara Voss; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Audrey Elaine Wilson

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Nov. 26, 2010
Audrey Elaine Wilson, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways supervisor, died in Hale Ola Kino. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by numerous friends. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Marco Polo Condominium, 2333 Kapiolani Blvd., Aloha Room, sixth floor. Services: noon. Parking will be validated. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Cornell University. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Lawrence Isamu Yasunaga

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Dec. 6, 2010
Lawrence Isamu Yasunaga, 64, of Makakilo died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Christine Yasunaga and Kimi Yasunaga-Frith, father William T., brothers Miles and Milton, partner Yong Suk Kim and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School, 563 Kamoku St. Services: 5:30 p.m. No flowers.

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