Archive for December 31st, 2010

Myrtle K. Aiu

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Nov. 25, 2010
Myrtle K. Aiu, 94, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jeanie and Joanie, sisters Joyce Chick and Barbara Kon, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Celestino Rutab Alcantara

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Dec. 16, 2010
Celestino Rutab “Celing” Alcantara, 73, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Electric auto mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina A. “Josie”; sons Rodrigo “Rod,” Henry and Antonio “Celes” Jr.; daughters Jocelyn Pestana and Renee Vallesteros; brothers Esteban “Benny” and Meddie; sisters Susie Alcantara and Precy Carbonell; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Daphanie Kehau Campogan

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Dec. 21, 2010
Daphanie Kehau “Fanny” Campogan, 58, of Kailua-Kona, a former Ocean View Restaurant waitress and homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard, son Nathan, brothers Jeffries and Solomon Alani, and sister Betty Kelekolio. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at Liliuokalani Recreation Center, Kona. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Khai Fong Ching

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Dec. 11, 2010
Richard Khai Fong Ching, 88, of Kailua, a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice, sons Richmond and Randall, daughter Beverly and two grandchildren. Services held.

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May Evelyn Chung

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Dec. 5, 2010
May Evelyn Chung, 85, of Riverside, Calif., a philanthropist, died in Riverside. She was born in Richmond, Mo. She is survived by sons Keven, Mark and Kirk; and daughters Cherie Chung, Laurie Chir and Lani Norton. Services held. Donations suggested to the May Chung Scholarship Trust.

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AMANCIO CALIJA CURAMMENG

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

AMANCIO CALIJA CURAMMENG

Age 95, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 3, 2010 in Honolulu. Born April 6, 1915 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Gay and Robinson Company in Kauai; member of Pasuquinio Association of Hawaii.

He is survived by daughters, Simeona (Pedro) Supnet, Anastacia C. Calixterio; son, German Curammeng of Kauai; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Rosalina Oamil of Philippines, Angela Chavez of Philippines, Victoria Cacho of San Diego.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Monday (January 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Gloria Ann Ebalaroza

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Dec. 11, 2010
Gloria Ann Ebalaroza, 73, of Waipahu, a retired Flamingo Restaurant waitress, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Marc A. and Roy A.; daughters Cristine A. Treptow, Bernadette A. Toyama, Gerry A. Ebalaroza-Tunnell and Michelle Ann Ebalaroza; brothers Richard “Sonny” and Eugene Felimer; sisters Anita Lafrenz, Linda Litton, Elaine Jackson, Arlene Jansen and Natalie Fowler; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ida Violet Chapman Gibson

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Borthwick Mortuary-Mauka Chapel

IDA VIOLET CHAPMAN GIBSON
1906 – 2010

Dec. 18, 2010

Ida Gibson was born in London, England, on October 1, 1906, the daughter of a master mariner, the second of three children. After the family moved to Liverpool, Ida trained as a teacher and taught young children in a school near the Liverpool docks. While on a holiday cruise to the Baltic she met a young American teacher, Robert Gibson, and a whirlwind romance followed which led to marriage in the 1930s and Ida’s move to the USA.

At the outbreak of World War II Ida became secretary to the British Naval Attache’ in Washington but moved to San Francisco after Pearl Harbor when Robert became responsible for the education of the Japanese Americans who had been interned — an act they always opposed.

After World War II, they spent time in Korea, before Robert was appointed Director of Education of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, during which time they lived on O`ahu, Guam, Chuuk, and Saipan before retiring to Waimanalo in 1965. Robert died in 1992 at the age of 93. Following his death Ida continued to live in Waimanalo until moving to Manoa Senior Care in 2004.

Having no children of her own, she took great interest in her British nephews and nieces with regular correspondence and visits before health rendered the journey too exhausting. Always known as their glamorous American Aunt, she plied them with food parcels and luxuries such as chocolate and cake mix during rationing after the war. She was an avid reader and loved discussions on any subject, and although she retained her British nationality she was a great supporter of the American way of life. She is survived by six nieces and nephews, all living in England, and their descendants.

Services 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers. Contribu-tions to Hawaiian Humane Society.

Konao Hakoda

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Oct. 6, 2010
Konao Hakoda, 92, of Pearl City, a former business manager and Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris H., sons Harvey and Gary, brothers Dan and Kenneth, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Interment: 10:30 a.m. next Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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George J. Heil

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Dec. 24, 2010
George J. “Jim” Heil, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by wife Patti Naiyoke, daughter Frances T. Rodriguez, stepsons Robert and Kirk Tavener, stepdaughters Deborah Masters and Cynthia Wood, nine stepgrandchildren and 18 step-great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. next Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Jan. 8 at Hawaii Yacht Club. Casual attire.

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Dennis Willington Hernandes

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Dec. 24, 2010
Dennis Willington Hernandes, 59, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Carlos Jr. and sisters Dorrine Hernandes, Dellvyne Gandia and Dannette Oppenheimer. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Herbert K. Horita

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Dec. 20, 2010
Herbert K. Horita, 80, of Aiea, a developer and Realtor, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keith and Joshua; daughters Karen and Mari Horita, Johnelle Conching, Jennifer Ta’a and Jodilyn Ogawa; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown chapel, 98-530 Kaahele St., Aiea. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mary Minor Johnston

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Dec. 18, 2010
Mary Minor Johnston, 82, of Kailua, a retired ‘Iolani School teacher, businesswoman and homemaker, died at home. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by son Chris; daughters Teresa and Connie Johnston, and Polly Kinsinger; and two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Kaiolena Drive beach access, near Lanikai Community Park. Donations suggested to National Right to Read Foundation, P.O. Box 560, Strasburg, VA 22657.

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Phillip Gerald Edwards Jr.

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Dec. 17, 2010
Phillip Gerald Edwards Jr., 80, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a retired Air Force master sergeant and U.S. Postal Service carrier, died at home. He was born in Snow Hill, N.C. He is survived by sons Richard, Glenn and Jacob; daughters Jaye Brown, and Ryan, Dannie and Larissa Edwards; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Salem T. Simon Jr.

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Dec. 29, 2010
Salem T. Simon Jr., 79, of Puhi, Kauai, a retired Army master sergeant, died at home. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by wife Gail A., former wife Tiney, son Salem T. III, daughter Stefanie T., a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Lihue United Church. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

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Richard Hiroto Kagimoto

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Dec. 19, 2010
Richard Hiroto Kagimoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil engineer and Army veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Ian and Grant, daughter Kathleen Ann Stevens, brother Henry, sister Eiko Sugimoto, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Bernard Chow Ket Kau

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Dec. 12, 2010
Bernard Chow Ket Kau, 92, of Honolulu, a retired state Department on Labor and Industrial Relations Special Services supervisor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jennie Goo Kau, son Glenn, daughters Laurie Maw and Debbie Decker, sister Charlotte Akamu, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. next Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaimuki Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Edward Keohohou

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Dec. 14, 2010
Edward Keohohou, 85, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Tel Waipahu station installer and Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Napoopoo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Henry, Melvin, Edwin, Steven, David and Bruce; daughters Arden Victor and Sandra Keohohou; sisters Eleanor Clark and Daisy Kelly; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Harold H. Kuwahara

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Dec. 10, 2010
Harold Hirokuma Kuwahara, 80, of Honolulu, formerly of Hiroshima, Japan, a retired TV Asahi representative, journalist and media consultant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet N., son Arthur H. and daughter Rheta H. Kuwahara-Fujita. Private services.

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Mary Cho Lee

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

MARY CHO LEE

Age 93 of Kaneohe, Oahu, passed away December 23, 2010 in Kaneohe. She was born October 11, 1917 in Hana, Maui. Mary was a graduate of Roosevelt High School & University of Hawaii. She was a retired school teacher from Wheeler Intermediate School.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Susan) Lee, Stephen (Jacqueline) Lee; daughter, Wanda (Michael) Yap of VA; brother, John (Betty) Cho of MD; sister, Grace Chung; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 4) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); Mass 10:15 a.m. Aloha Attire.

Adriano Mendoza

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Nov. 21, 2010
Adriano “Jano” Mendoza, 79, of North Las Vegas, a civil engineer and carpenter, died in North Las Vegas. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Plecita; sons Warren, Matthew, Thomas, Edmund, John and Nolan; daughters Adria, Stasia and Pauline; sister Mary Badis; 22 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: noon. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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Odetta Ann Mitchell

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Dec. 8, 2010
Odetta Ann Mitchell, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Medical Service Association employee, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Royal K. Sr., son Royal K. Jr., daughter Charmain Camara, brother Owen Robello, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. next Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Elaine Mitsuyo Morita

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Dec. 16, 2010
Elaine Mitsuyo Morita, 93, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Hawaii state employee and K. Morita Service Station proprietor, died. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by sons Marvin and Roy, daughter Beverly, brothers Hideo and Lloyd Tanabe, sisters Grace Furugen and Akiko Oshima, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 3:30 p.m.

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Fu’ameleke Nikki Sii Fa’aliga Soliai Pomele

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Dec. 14, 2010
Fu’ameleke Nikki Sii Fa’aliga Soliai Pomele, 62, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Tulipo Jr. and Puleava F.; daughters Rosemarie Maugatai, Vaolele Pomele and Lisa Kaio; brother Faaliga Faaliga; sisters Vaopule Turner and Vaa Sii; and 10 grandchildren. Services and burial in American Samoa.

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Flora Sibucao Rabago

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

FLORA SIBUCAO RABAGO

Age 94 of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 17, 2010 in Kaneohe. She was born October 14, 1916 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Flora was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

She is survived by her sons, Fausto (Leticia) Rabago, Zosimo (Caridad) Rabago, Rodolfo (Rosita) Rabago, Emiliano (Leovehilda) Rabago, Alejandrino (Teresa) Rabago, Ricardo (Cerila) Rabago, Aurelio (Maria) Rabago, Jr.; daughters, Flor (Santos) Alcantara, Beatriz (Pedro) Ibon, Luz Rabago of Washington State.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:45 a.m.; Casual Attire, Flowers Welcome.

Theodore Redoble

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Dec. 14, 2010
Theodore Redoble, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. security guard, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Nolan, Bryan and Tracy; daughter Gloria Zane; brother Manuel Presillas; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Faith Maltezo Sahagun

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Dec. 22, 2010
Faith Maltezo Sahagun, infant daughter of Rodney and Meliza of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by grandparents Hipolito and Francisca Sahagun, and Francisco and Estrellita Maltezo; and great-grandparents Vicente Acidera and Primativa Calucag. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. White attire. No flowers.

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William Kiyoshi Sasaki

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Dec. 3, 2010
William Kiyoshi Sasaki, 86, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sue, daughters Barbara Sasaki and Aileen Park, brother Fred, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Gerald Roger Spehn

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Oct. 4, 2010
Gerald Roger “Jerry” Spehn, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died at home. He was born in Sheboygan, Wis. He is survived by friends Judy Castle and Teela Craik. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Kay Kimiyo Tasaka

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KAY KIMIYO TASAKA

December 5, 2010

Kay Kimiyo Tasaka, 95, of Hono-lulu, HI., a homemaker, passed away in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Hiram; son Michael, daughter-in-law, Adele (Kuroiwa), grandsons, Christopher & Nicholas, brother, Minoru Kanemoto and sister Yukiko Kajiwara. Private Services were held.


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