Archive for December 21st, 2010

Richard John Bryant

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Dec. 5, 2010
Richard John Bryant, 85, of Honolulu, a Navy retiree, died at home. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. He is survived by wife Beatrice, daughters Cheryl Fong and Cathy Ng, brother Howard, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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JANE Z.Q. CHEN

Posted On December 21st, 2010 -

JANE Z.Q. CHEN

Age 76, of Honolulu, passed away at home on Dec.1st. 2010. She was born in Shandong, P. R. China. A lifelong educator, greatest mom and lovely wife.

She is survived by her husband Michael M. Chen, daughter Fern Aki, son Aying Chen, Daughter-in-law Rui Liao, grandson Xingyu Chen, a sister and numerous nieces.

Visitation: 10 am Tuesday (December 28) at Hawaii Memorial Park (45-425 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe). Graveside Funeral Service: 10:30 am Thursday (December 30) at Diamond Head Memorial Park (535 18th Ave. Honolulu). Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Clarence Andrew Eblen

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Dec. 11, 2010
Clarence Andrew “Cliff” Eblen, 86, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and Hawaii Public Radio founder and general manager, died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by wife Carol; son Paul; daughters Wendy Sherwood, Lani Egbert and Janet Eblen; brother Jack; sister Marie Gaudielle; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Public Radio. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Beatrice Hanzawa

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Dec. 13, 2010
Beatrice “Betty” Hanzawa, 82, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in New Britain, Conn. She is survived by son George; daughters Ida Jean Ho, Regina Shimomura, Laura McHugh and Linda Mau; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m.

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Edwin Saburo Hironaka

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Dec. 4, 2010
Edwin Saburo Hironaka, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired K. Shioi & Co. construction project manager, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yaeko, son Grant, daughter Lynn Parscal, brothers Albert and Walter, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Nagato Kato

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Dec. 10, 2010
Nagato Kato, 69, of Lahaina, a retired restaurant manager, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chiiko; sons Kelton and Kenichi; daughters Shawnelle Kema and Dorilyn Kato; mother Chiyo; brothers George and Toshito; sisters Mieko Watari and Eiko Stewart; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Mitsuyo Miyai

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Nov. 6, 2010
Mitsuyo Miyai, 102, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Peahi, Maui. She is survived by sons Marvin A., Stanley T. and Raymond S.; daughter Miriam Y.; and a grandchild. Private services.

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NOBUO “NOB” NAKAMATSU

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

NOBUO “NOB” NAKAMATSU

Age 79, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 27, 2010 in Honolulu. Born October 7, 1931 in Ewa, Oahu. He retired as an Electronic Engineer from Naval Shore Electronics Engineering Activity, Pacific at Pearl Harbor after 24 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by wife, Alice Nakamatsu; sons, Craig Nakamatsu, Scott (Sandra) Nakamatsu; daughter, Pearl Nakamatsu; brothers, Charles (Toyoko) Nakamatsu, Thomas (Charlotte) Nakamatsu, Norbert Nakamatsu; sisters, Florence Sato, Charlotte Oshiro, Anna (Seikichi) Oshiro of CA; grandchildren, Johnalynne and Kelly; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (December 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Harry Hideo Nakano

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Dec. 4, 2010
Harry Hideo Nakano, 70, of Waipahu, a retired Redondo’s Inc. sales manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dwayne H., daughter Sherrie K. Motooka, brother Raymond and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Morio Okamoto

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Dec. 15, 2010
Morio “Mori” Okamoto, 92, of Hilo, a retired painting contractor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kayono; son Alan M.; daughter Gail Ito; brother Noboru; sisters Chizuko Tarutani, Toshiko Okamoto and Yoshiko Sasahara; and three grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or Hawaii Island Adult Care Inc.

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Esteban E. Ordonez

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Dec. 16, 2010
Esteban E. Ordonez, 75, of Kihei, a retired laborer and carpenter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Gloria B., sons Marlon and Herbert, daughters Leilany Hiwatashi and Wendy McNeill, brother Alfredo, sisters Dominga Espejo and Josefina Vergara, and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Thomas Matthew Rienzi

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Dec. 15, 2010
Thomas Matthew Rienzi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Army lieutenant general and a Roman Catholic deacon in Hawaii, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by daughter Claire “Sherri” Bulkley, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Parish. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 30 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Catholic Charities.

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Robert Sabuo Sato

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Dec. 11, 2010
Robert Sabuo Sato, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Kodak maintenance worker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Florence; son Dennis; daughters Joy Kawasaki and Crystal Shiroma; sisters Ellen Ibaraki, Nobuye Horio, Doris Watanabe, Dorothy Watanabe and Rose Kume; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Rodney Koichi Sato

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Nov. 27, 2010
Rodney Koichi Sato, 83, of Wailuku, a retired Ka’u Sugar Co. purchasing coordinator and an Army private first class who served in World War II, 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. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Dorothy Yoshiko Shimamoto

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Nov. 23, 2010
Dorothy Yoshiko Shimamoto, 90, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Poamoho. She is survived by sons Melvin and Patrick Sakaba, daughter Lori S. Black, stepsons Robert and Myron, stepdaughter Sandra Ooka, brother Takio Harada, sister Margaret Lee, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Doris Sachiko Shomura

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Dec. 5, 2010
Doris Sachiko Shomura, 78, of Honolulu, a retired United Pool Service bookkeeper, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Raymond, brother Toshio Morikawa and sisters Nobuko Beppu and Janet Hadama. Private services. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to charity.

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Shuji Tagami

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Dec. 15, 2010
Shuji Tagami, 88, of Hilo, owner of Aloha Appliance, died at home. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tokuko, sons Mark and Guy, sister Chieno and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Miyuki Yasuda

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Nov. 22, 2010
Miyuki Yasuda, 66, of Honolulu, a Louis Vuitton salesperson, formerly with Duty Free Shoppers in Waikiki, died at home. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by brother Susumu and sisters Kimie Ueda, Tokie Yoneshige and Kaemi Hayama. Private services.

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