Archive for December 17th, 2010

ROSALINA “SALING” BALANAY ABENOJA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ROSALINA “SALING” BALANAY ABENOJA

Age 88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away November 21, 2010 in Honolulu. Born October 7, 1922 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Avelino B. Abenoja; sons, Alberto Abenoja, Abelardo Abenoja; daughter, Anita Kawpunna of New York; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Celino Balanay of Philippines, Florante Balanay of CA, Romulo Balanay of
CA, James Balanay of CA; sisters, Coleta Martinez of Philippines, Loreta Agbayani, Nancy Ronie of CA; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (Dec. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Rosalina Balanay Abenoja

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Nov. 21, 2010
Rosalina Balanay “Saling” Abenoja, 88, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Avelino B.; sons Alberto and Abelardo; daughter Anita Kawpunna; brothers Celino, Florante, Romulo and James Balanay; sisters Coleta Martinez, Loreta Agbayani and Nancy Ronie; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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LEO JOSEPH AIELLO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

LEO JOSEPH AIELLO

Age 80, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away December 3, 2010 in Aiea. Born November 13, 1930 in Boston, MA. Retired Immigration Officer, an active American Legion member; also an usher at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.

He is survived by wife, Macaria K. Aiello; sons, Leo T. Aiello, Jr., Robert E. (Veronica) Aiello, Joseph A. Aiello, Stephen A. Aiello, Matthew G. Aiello; daughters, Angelina (Sosimo) Tabieros, Teresa Anne Aiello; sister-in-law, Annette Aiello; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (December 21) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Leo Joseph Aiello

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Dec. 3, 2010
Leo Joseph Aiello, 80, of Pearl City, a retired immigration officer, died in Aiea. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Macaria K.; sons Leo T. Jr., Robert E., Joseph A., Stephen A. and Matthew G.; daughters Angelina Tabieros and Teresa Anne Aiello; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Ron Artis

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Dec. 8, 2010
Ron Artis, 61, of Haleiwa, a minister and artist, died. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is survived by wife Victoria; children Stephanie, Ron, Victor, Stevon, PraiseJesus, Spirit, Thunderstorm, Martis, Kailua, American, Artis, Tamu and Sikia; brothers and sisters; and nine grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Valley of the Temples. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. Colorful attire requested.

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Donna Joyce Brezina

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Dec. 12, 2010
Donna Joyce Brezina, 85, of Kailua, a homemaker, owner of the Yarn Shop and knitting instructor for the elderly, died in Kailua. She was born in Landon, N.D. She is survived by son Kelly, daughters Heather B. Schilz and Corliss B. Altman, sister Phyllis Nickeson and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Benny Speedy Constantino

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Dec. 7, 2010
Benny Speedy Constantino, 48, of Wailuku, a state painter, died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Victoria Kelly-Constantino; daughters Torialyn, Alisha, Ciera and Mariah; brother Francis; sisters Perla Ross, Sheila Hernandez, Joanne Vares, Laverne Fuqua and Linda Gonsalves; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Wailuku Union Church. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual 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 and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. 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-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yorio Horiuchi

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Nov. 26, 2010
Yorio Horiuchi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter from Sheridan Builders, Yamada Bros. and Wallpaper Hawaii and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He is survived by daughters Sandra Sakamoto, Lynne Horiuchi and Irene Terada, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mutsuyo Kai

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Dec. 12, 2010
Mutsuyo Kai, 93, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Hospital kitchen helper and former employee of the former Chong Store in Kapapala, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Pahala. She is survived by sons Milton, Norman and Randy; brother Masayoshi Ogata; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Susan Kitajima

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Dec. 10, 2010
Susan Kitajima, 63, of Honolulu, an Acoustical Material Services office manager, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roy, daughter Vicki, mother Dorothy T. Kino and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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To Leung

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Dec. 5, 2010
To Leung, 74, a retired Auto Specialists body and fender repairman, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Guang Dong, China. He is survived by wife Wai Fong, son Ken, daughter Karen and a grandchild. Private services.

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JOHN D. MACABEO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

JOHN D. MACABEO

Age 50, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 20, 2010 in Newport Beach, CA. Born October 20, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii. John was a copier technician with IKON Office Solutions. He was active with the Aiea Pony & Babe Ruth Baseball Organizations.

He is survived by wife, Sandra Chun-Macabeo; son, Brandon Macabeo; brother, Felix (Eileen) Macabeo; sister, Evangeline (Romeo) Barnachea; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (December 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Mary Dorothy Martin

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Dec. 13, 2010
Mary Dorothy Martin, 82, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Tom; daughters Shirley M. Breon, Loretta Matsumoto and Susan Baker; brother John Farias Jr.; sisters Hazel McGibboney and Patsy Grossman; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

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Eliza Kamaka Kaopua Miguel

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Dec. 11, 2010
Eliza Kamaka Kaopua “Jackie” Miguel, 84, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John Jr., Michael and Paul; daughters Karen Gunningham, Donna Peiler and Lisa Sugiyama; sisters Dolly Kaneshiro and Theresa Henderson; seven grand-children; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memo-rial Park.

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Keke Vea Moala

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Dec. 9, 2010
Keke Vea Moala, 74, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Vava’u, Tonga. She is survived by sons Lauia, Aisea, Sefo, Kennedy and Osaiasi; daughters Lota Taunatua, Mele Tautuiaki, Fangalilo Fotu, Maselina Kulihaapai and Ana Finau; brother Vaea Vea; sisters Mafi Faupula, Ofa Koli, Tulua Kafoa and Siniva Taulepa; 50 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 349 Kailua Road. Burial 1 p.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples.

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Nobuo Nakamatsu

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Nov. 27, 2010
Nobuo “Nob” Nakamatsu, 79, of Waipahu, a retiree from the Naval Shore Electronics Engineering Activity, Pacific at Pearl Harbor, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Alice; sons Craig and Scott; daughter Pearl; brothers Charles, Thomas and Norbert; sisters Florence Sato and Charlotte and Anna Oshiro; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mitsuko Nishida

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Dec. 3, 2010
Mitsuko Nishida, 92, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Fusayo Furuno. Private services.

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Ayako Okamoto

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Nov. 24, 2010
Ayako Okamoto, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by daughters Amy Watanabe and Caroline Satoshige, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Thelma Nell Kui Gin Chung Pang

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Dec. 5, 2010
Thelma Nell Kui Gin Chung Pang, 84, of Honolulu, a retired city and county collection manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tin Joe A., sons Carlton and Milton, brother Newton Chung and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 11 a.m.

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Jose Juan Ramos

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Nov. 5, 2010
Jose Juan Ramos, 84, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired papaya picker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Flaviana S.; sons Simeon, Ermo and Tito; daughters Ester Inocelda, Nita Miguel and Elvie Jacinto; eight grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. Visitations: 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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ROBERT E. RHEA

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ROBERT E. RHEA

Robert E. Rhea, 78, of Paradise Valley, AZ, a pioneering McDonald’s franchisee, whose roots trace back to the Company’s earliest days, died surrounded by family, on December 14, 2010 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. He was born January 16, 1932 in Aurora, IL, the son of Everett and Florence (Nester) Rhea. He graduated from East Aurora High School and attended Drake University, Des Moines, IA.

In 1961, Mr. Rhea opened his first McDonald’s restaurant in the Cleveland, OH area. He subsequently built two more stores and acquired a fourth before expanding to Philadelphia. In 1974, Mr. Rhea was designated as McDonald’s joint venture partner in England, helping to expand the McDonald’s brand worldwide. He sold his U.S. holdings and moved his family to London where the first McDonald’s was opened in London, England. For the next 12 years, Mr. Rhea’s joint venture opened more than 250 McDonald’s locations in the United Kingdom. He retired in 1986.

In his book “Behind the Golden Arches”, John F. Love, mentions how the Brits initially rebuffed the American-styled burger restaurants. Rhea subsequently set very high standards for store decor and layout that transcended the fast food industry. His combination of very high standards and effective television campaigns made McDonald’s in England a smashing success. He will be remembered as a multifaceted man with great vision and the ability to execute his plans. He was a strong, egalitarian leader who, along with his fellow owner-operators, helped build sustaining operational co-ops in both Cleveland and Philadelphia. Mr. Rhea was a great lover of the outdoors and was a member of Brooks’s Club in London, The Order of Tasse Du Vin and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He was also a devotee and supporter of The Arts.

Mr. Rhea was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Florence (Nester) Rhea. He is survived by his wife Ida (DeBartolo), sons Robert E. Rhea, Jr. (Patty Sue Turner), Belvidere IL. and Charles G. Rhea (Debra Green), Glencoe IL; Three grandchildren: Alexandra Rhea, Terence Rhea and Katherine Rhea; Sisters-in-law Anna Sheagren, Mary (Paul) Preston and Lynette McAley. Mr. Rhea is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Sam Sheagren, Jennie (Sheagren) Maloney, Genna Preston, Joanna Preston, Elizabeth McAley, Matthew McAley and several grand nieces and nephews.

Visitation Sunday, Dec. 19, 3 – 7 p.m. at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Rhea’s name to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave., # 2015, Chicago, IL 60602-3611 or Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53215. Arrangements by Drake & Son Funeral Home, 773-561-6874.

Rodney Koichi Sato

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Nov. 27, 2010
Rodney Koichi Sato, 83, of Wailuku, a retired Ka’u Sugar Co. purchasing coordinator, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tomoe, son Dan, daughters Penny Kiyabu and Laurie Naruto, sister Jean Fujioka and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Carolina Ordonia Silva

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Nov. 27, 2010
Carolina Ordonia Silva, 91, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Rosario La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Remigo O. and Lazaro O., daughter Dorla O., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Service to be held in the Philippines.

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Patricia Piilani Switz

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Dec. 1, 2010
Patricia Piilani Switz, 59, of Kaneohe, a cook, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by cousin Chester Alapai, nephew Pookela Switz and niece Willene Liftee. Memorial services are pending.

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William Alfred Switz

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Dec. 9, 2010
William Alfred Switz, 62, of Kaneohe, a retired laborer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Melanie Cullen, son Pookela, daughter Willene Liftee, hanai son Joshua Liftee, hanai daughter Lauwae Liftee and nine grandchildren. Memorial services are pending.

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Nancy Keala Tamashiro

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Dec. 13, 2010
Nancy Keala Tamashiro, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Dole Cannery preparation department section head, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kawaihae, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Larry Jr., Michael H., Keith H. and Lindsay S.; daughter Leonetta K. Lee and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Carol Marie Walker

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Dec. 7, 2010
Carol Marie Walker, 77, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in New York City. She is survived by son Ed, daughters Donna Yoshino and Debbie Walker, brother Kenneth Rose, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Nobuko Watanabe

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Oct. 10, 2010
Nobuko Watanabe, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Education school secretary, died. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by husband Masaichi; children Carol Igawa, Steve Watanabe, Laurie Watanabe and Joy Fukumitsu; sisters Violet Awaya, Jane Johnson and Emily Fujioka; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ethel Umeyo Yamada

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Nov. 5, 2010
Ethel Umeyo Yamada, 92, of Aiea, a retired private housekeeper, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by son Gary; daughters Gail Wakumoto, Phyllis Muller and Penny Masutomi; brother Richard H. Uno; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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