Archive for December 22nd, 2010

Melba P.K. Agena

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 4, 2010
Melba P.K. Agena, 77, of Honolulu, a document clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Guy and Kinsem, daughter Melissa “Missy,” sister Vanderlyn Anana, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Judy Sugie Cabe

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 18, 2010
Judy Sugie Cabe, 63, of Kaneohe, a retired nurse at Hawaii State Hospital and Koolau Club House, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mario, son Sterling Okajima, daughters Vanessa Cabe and Jolene Okajima-Kodani, brothers Leslie and Roland Asakura, sisters Rose Kawasaki and Amy Uchima. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. No flowers.

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Jane Zheng Qin Chen

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 1, 2010
Jane Zheng Qin Chen, 76, of Honolulu, a teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Shandong, China. She is survived by husband Michael M., son Aying, daughter Fern Aki and a grandchild. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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John C. Chiang

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

JOHN C. CHIANG

John Ching-Chung Chiang passed away peacefully on Dec. 9, 2010 in High Point, NC. He was born October 6, 1919. He was preceded in death by wife of 60 years, Betty Kuo Ma Chiang.

John is survived by his daughter, Mildred Kwan and son-in-law Hing of High Point, NC; granddaughter, Nicole Kwan of New York, NY; son, Han Chiang and daughter-in-law Shao-Wen of Honolulu; Uncle Feng Chiang and wife Yung S. and family of San Jose, CA; sister Li Chiang Wong and brother-in-lawYue Kai and family of Taipei, Taiwan.

John graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai with a degree in journalism. He was a translator in the National Chinese Air Force before Communism. While in South Korea, he worked for the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission as a translator at the DMZ.

He moved to Honolulu in the early ’80s and worked as a teacher for community college adult education, specializing in ESL and naturalization. After his wife’s passing in ’08, he moved to the mainland with his daughter’s family.

John enjoyed reading, volunteering, and going to the movies. He always had the “Aloha Spirit.”

A private family service was held in High Point, NC. His ashes will be scattered on Magic Island.

Robert Gordon Culbreth

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Oct. 20, 2010
Robert Gordon Culbreth, 59, of Grangeville, Idaho, a fiber optics and computer technology worker, died at home. He was born in Millington, Tenn. He is survived by parents Howard and Florine, and brothers Howard II and Steven. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sunset Beach. Casual attire. Leis only.

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Kenneth S. Eiland

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 7, 2010
Kenneth S. Eiland, 65, of Honolulu, formerly of Montgomery, Ala., a library assistant, Hawaii State Public Library System employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Florida. He is survived by brother Leonard and sister Susan Hayes. Private services. Donations suggested to Honolulu Zoo.

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Georgina Fitzsimmons

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 17, 2010
Georgina Fitzsimmons, 91, of San Francisco and Kilauea, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by daughter Sally Spencer, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Pat Moi Ho Goo

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 11, 2010
Pat Moi Ho Goo, 99, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Hanson and Nelson; daughters Gloria Laimana, Violet Murakami and Marlene Uesugi; hanai sons Robert Laimana, Nelson Murakami Sr., Roy Uesugi and Roy Morinaka; hanai daughters Dianne and Sandra Goo; stepdaughter Elsie Ho; brother Alfred Ho; sisters Patty Char and Lorraine Tyau; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the park cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Takae Harada

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 13, 2010
Takae “Tee” Harada, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Ming’s Jewelry employee, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Darrell Alan Hunter

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 16, 2010
Darrell Alan Hunter, 32, of Hilo, a tile setter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ojai, Calif. He is survived by son Dustin A., mother Donna Mae Morales, stepfather Archie Morales and grandparent Bobette Hawley. No services.

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Esther Joy

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 17, 2010
Esther Joy, 82, of Waipahu, a laborer and homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Christian Originel (also known as “Kealii Joy”), sister Rose U. Livingston and hanai sister Wilhelmina Emmsley. Services at a later date.

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John M. Vidinha Jr.

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 19, 2010
John M. Vidinha Jr., 73, of Lawai, Kauai, proprietor of John Vidinha Jr. Septic Systems, died. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Christina E.; sons Matthew, Dominic and Kurt “Jaime”; daughters Christina Taylor and Veronica Botelho; brothers Michael, Wayne, Harold and Leslie “Challa”; sister Rose Daley; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary chapel, Koloa. Services: 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Lawai Cemetery.

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Sachiko Kanda

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 8, 2010
Sachiko Kanda, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free Shoppers salesclerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Richard M. and sister Hanako Tateishi. Private services.

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Toraichi Kanda

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 9, 2010
Toraichi Kanda, 90, of Eleele, Kauai, an Olokele Sugar Co. mill mechanic, died at home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Beatrice, son Edward, daughters Cathy Mosier and Estelle Furuike, brother Yasuichi, sisters Tokiko Silva and Miyo Tengan, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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ATSUO “TINY” KIDO

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

ATSUO “TINY” KIDO

Age 88, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 12, 2010 in Waianae. Born January 26, 1922 in Hilo, Hawaii.

He is survived by sons, Lawrence (Pam) Kido, Roy (Stephanie) Kido, Roland Kido, Kent (Mel) Kido; daughters, Meloney Dela Cruz, Julian (Statlin) Geneau; brother, Fumio Kido; sister, Jane Yamamoto; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday (December 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Albert Ah Chong Mark

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 15, 2010
Albert Ah Chong Mark, 90, of Honolulu, a retired budget analyst for the Army and state Department of Transportation, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Kenneth, daughter Kathleen Yamada, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Megumi Muramoto

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 16, 2010
Megumi “Lefty” Muramoto, 90, of Honolulu, a retired union agent and administrator for Local Union PEMAH, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Centre. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by wife Harriet, son Kenneth, daughter Jeanne Yasuda, sisters Momoyo Doi and Mildred Muramoto, five grandchildren, a hanai grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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Richard Mitsuo Nakasone

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 8, 2010
Richard Mitsuo Nakasone, 92, of Honolulu, a retired city employee, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Edith S., son Randall T. and daughter Jo Ann M. Loo. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Manabu Omura

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 15, 2010
Manabu Omura, 90, of Pearl City, a Hirano Bros. carpenter, died in Aiea. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons Ronald and Garrick, daughters Norma Higuchi and Joy Omura, sisters Fumie Nishino and Toshie Nakamura, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Asayo Shimada

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 19, 2010
Asayo Shimada, 82, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a Kauai Electric secretary, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband Calvin, son Kelly, sister Takeyo Saito and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Church of Christ, Hanapepe. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to charity.

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Lawrence Kekiwi Sr.

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 13, 2010
Lawrence Kekiwi Sr., 78, of Waianae, a heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by sons Lawrence H. Kekiwi Jr. and Alfred, Allen and Rudolph Perez; daughters Florence L. Tua, Gwendolyn Vierra and Genevieve Balisacan; brothers Walter, Joseph and Dennis; sisters Isabel K. Kaha, Lucille K. Smith and Agnes L.K. Loe; 32 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Nemesia Sarmiento Unciano

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 5, 2010
Nemesia Sarmiento “Nemy” Unciano, 73, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired rooms control clerk with Castle Resorts and Kiahuna Plantation, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Manuel; sons Eric and Edger; daughters Marietta Oyamot, Consolacion Pigao and Edelwisa Cruz; brothers Domingo and Benito Sarmiento; sister Emerita Sarmiento; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. today at St. Theresa Church, Kekaha. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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Helene Tsutae Uyemura

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

HELENE TSUTAE UYEMURA

December 13, 2010

Helene Tsutae Uyemura, 84, of Honolulu, a retired employee of the State of Hawaii Dept. of the Attorney General, died at home. She was born in Wainaku, on the island of Hawaii.

She is survived by sister-in-law, Yuriko Uyemura; nieces, Louise Ohta and Lisa Uyemura; nephew, Dennis Uyemura; grandnephew, Ross Uyemura; and grandnieces, Jodi Davis, Kristin Momohara and Jazz Uyemura.

Private services were held on December 18, 2010. No monetary offerings, please.

Lois Wist Wright

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 16, 2010
Lois Wist Wright, 90, of Honolulu, a retired physical education teacher at McKinley High School, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Carol Yurth and Marcia Wright, sister Corrine Cherry, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services in January.

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Tsutomu Yamamoto

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Nov. 19, 2010
Tsutomu “Yama” Yamamoto, 77, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Sugar Planters Association superintendent, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carol; son Dean; daughter Gwen Tanaka; brother Edward; sisters Elsie Koi, Jeanne Sugi and Lois Murai; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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June Atsuko Yanagawa

Posted On December 22nd, 2010 -

Dec. 11, 2010
June Atsuko Yanagawa, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired Foodland cashier in Kaneohe, died. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Eileen E. Fujita and Sandey S. Gorodinsky; sisters Betty Uehara, Yasuko Watanabe and Nariko “Ann” Kouchi; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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