Archive for January 2nd, 2011

Patricia Ann Amormino

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Dec. 28, 2010
Patricia Ann Amormino, 68, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Joseph Sr.; son Joseph “Little Joe” Jr.; daughters Debra A. Navarro and Diane C. Samper; brothers Tinoy Buan and Alfred, Lawrence and Rodney Abinosa; sisters Rose Ernstrom and Debra Wagner; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pahoa Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Mormon Section.

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Vibencia Guillermo Ancheta

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Dec. 22, 2010
Vibencia Guillermo Ancheta, 104, of Lahaina, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Rosendo, daughters Tasing Bayang and Regina Ragudo, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

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Wan Cheng Chiu

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WAN CHENG CHIU

Surrounded by wife, daughters, and family members who dearly loved him, Wan Cheng Chiu passed away on November 27, 2010 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Washington.

He was a professor of Meteorology at UH Manoa. He was born Nov 1, 1919 in Meihsien, Guangdong, China. He attended the prestigious National Central University in Chungking and came to the US under a scholarship. He obtained a Ph.D from New York University in 1951.

He was a member of the Royal Meteorological Society, American Meteorological Society, and the American Geophysical Union, and in 1951 was one of only two scholars chosen to assist Prof. Sydney Chapman, an internationally-renown geophysics scholar, with missile research at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology.

From 1951-1961, while at New York University, he conducted research and published numerous papers in scientific journals. In 1961, he accepted a full tenured professorship at the UH Manoa Meteorology Department where he taught and at times served as chairman until his retirement in 1987. His career in Meteorology spanned four decades during which he earned international respect and recognition. He was included in numerous biographical compilations including Men and Women in Hawaii, Leaders in American Science, American Men and Women in Science, the Dictionary of International Biographies, Who’s Who of the Republic of China, and the International Biographical Centre’s Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century. In 2010 he received the Man of the Year Award from the American Biographical Institute.

Wan Cheng was also active in his community. In 1975, he initiated a community effort that culminated in the legal conversion of Hawaii Kai leasehold land to fee simple property.

He loved music, played Chinese violin, enjoyed ballroom dancing, Chinese literature, and excelled in ping pong and Chinese calligraphy. He was a member of the Han Sheng Choir, Guanghua Chinese Music Association, Chinese Overseas Scholars Association, and Hawaii Chinese Association.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and will be deeply missed. He was a very honest, kind and generous person who helped those less fortunate. He donated to many charitable causes and often served as a financial guarantor of foreign students.

He is survived by wife Margaret, daughters Linda (David), Ellen (Joe), Elaine (Cliff), grandchildren Christopher, Patrick, Tayler, Kalena, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on January 8, 2011 at Nuuanu Mortuary, East Chapel, 2233 Nuuanu Avenue. Visitation will begin at 9 AM, service at 10. Private burial.

Wan Cheng, you will be in our hearts forever.

PETER JOHN CORPUS

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

PETER JOHN CORPUS

Age 51, of Los Angeles, California, passed away November 22, 2010 at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Los Angeles, CA. Born October 3, 1959 in Wahiawa.

He is survived by parents, John C. and Dolores H. Corpus; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2011, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Josephine Agnes Edwards

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Dec. 18, 2010
Josephine Agnes Edwards, 91, of Hilo, a retired seamstress and child care provider, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Janet Naylor, Annette Mahon and Mari Bailey; sisters Shirley Freitas and Sally Gomes; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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RICHARD “DICK” MERRILL EVANS

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RICHARD “DICK” MERRILL EVANS

WWII Vet. Born in Stockon, CA on 5/27/25, Richard, 85, passed away on 8/2/10 in Santa Barbara, CA with his children by his side. He was married to Jeanne Grace Bowen who proceeded him on 6/30/80. They had 5 children. He served in the Pacific. Dick lived in Santa Barbara & Honolulu. He traveled the world with is wife.

He was Our Family Hero. Richard is survived by 4 children:Pamela, Randall, Amy & Colleen & 13 grandchildren. His son, Mark, proceeded him on 8/17/00.

A Military Service will be held on Mon. 1/3/11 at 10:30 a.m. at Punchbowl Cemetery. He will be laid to rest with his wife.

Konao Hakoda

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KONAO HAKODA

Of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away recently at the age of 92. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. His parents, Nobujiro and Chiyo Hakoda, emigrated from Fukuoka, Japan. They named Konao after his birth place. So his name, Konao, stands for Kona boy. Konao was the oldest of eight sibllings. His parents owned a general store, a coffee farm and the former Kona Soda Works. When he was growing up, Konao and his siblings would awaken at 3:00 a.m. to work on the farm before going to school and after returning from school they worked till dark. Konao graduated from Konawena High School –class of 1936. He attended the University of Hawaii and graduated in 1940, majoring in Business and Economics. During his senior year he needed only 12 credits to graduate so he worked for Dr. Andrew Lind, a noted sociologist at the University of Hawaii on a study that became a noted source on the immigration of Japanese to Hawaii and America.

Shortly after the start of World War II, Konao volunteered and joined the newly formed 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He served in Italy and France and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Man’s Badge. He was assigned to the Headquarters Company and authored many of the recommendations for awards and medals for the 442nd , which turned out to be the most decorated combat unit in American history. Konao also became almost fluent in the French and Italian languages. Many years after the war he would take his wife, Doris, to visit some of the battlefields where many of his comrades from Hawaii perished.

Konao retired at age 62 from a career as an insurance and real estate agent and as a business manager. During his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife to all parts of the world. They traveled throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S several times. He also was one of the original volunteers for the Honolulu Heart Program and the Hawaii Cancer Study.

Konao is survived by his wife of almost 68 years, the former Doris Mori whose parents owned the Mori Drug Store in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He is also survived by sons Harvey and Gary, daughter in law, Mary, grandchildren: Wendy Oshiro and Mark Hakoda and two younger siblings, Dan and Kenneth Hakoda.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, with viewing at 5:00 p.m. and an observance at 6:00 p.m. at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. Internment will be at Punchbowl National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.

Nobuo Hamamoto

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Dec. 14, 2010
Nobuo “Duke” Hamamoto, 93, of Wahiawa, a retired Schofield warehouseman and Solomon Elementary School custodian, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Kawailoa. He is survived by sons Wayne and Jacob, daughters Dr. Pauline Hamamoto and Jill Kawamoto, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Yoshio Mainaga

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Dec. 26, 2010
Yoshio Mainaga, 84, of Wailuku, a Wailuku Agri Co. supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Marshall, Kyle and Lee; daughters Shelby Thompson and Terry Ferreira; sister Margie Omuro; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jean Sydney Nahalekula Oki

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Dec. 21, 2010
Jean Sydney Nahalekula Oki, 69, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Tsutomu D.; son Denes I.; daughter Lisa L.U. Wallrabenstein; brothers Dennis and Ruben Kaio; sisters Jennie Rosa, Luukia Benson and Lani Choy; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Richard “Butch” Masaichi Oshiro

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RICHARD MASAICHI OSHIRO “BUTCH”

Age 69, of Honolulu, passed away on December 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired house painter and a member of Nishihara Chojin Kai. He is survived by his wife, Jean Oshiro; son, Reid Oshiro; daughter, Joni (Ryan) Fujimoto; grandson, Tyler Fujimoto; step-mother, Kathleen Sumi Oshiro; brothers, Dennis and Donald Oshiro; sisters, Elaine “Rinky” Takahara and Jane Oshiro; brother-in-law, James Okahara.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Richard “Butch” Masaichi Oshiro

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RICHARD
MASAICHI OSHIRO
“BUTCH”

Age 69, of Honolulu, passed away on December 23, 2010. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired house painter and a member of Nishihara Chojin Kai. He is survived by his wife, Jean Oshiro; son, Reid Oshiro; daughter, Joni (Ryan) Fujimoto; grandson, Tyler Fujimoto; step-mother, Kathleen Sumi Oshiro; brothers, Dennis and Donald Oshiro; sisters, Elaine “Rinky” Takahara and Jane Oshiro; brother-in-law, James Okahara.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Alicia Pelenakeka Pada

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Dec. 10, 2010
Alicia Pelenakeka “Pele” Pada, 24, of Ewa Beach, a Target employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Anthony “Tony” and Queenie, and brothers Anthony “Keoni” and Alex. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at Aiea Hongwanji, 99-186 Puakala St. Casual attire.

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David T.Y. Park

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Dec. 19, 2010
David T.Y. Park, 84, of Honolulu, a retired ambulance driver and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys, daughter Sandy and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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MARGARET MITSUYO PRESCOTT-HATCHIE

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

MARGARET MITSUYO PRESCOTT-HATCHIE

Margaret Mitsuyo Hatchie aka Margaret M. Prescott passed away at her residence in Maili, Oahu on December 16, 2010, at the age of 77. Born in Honolulu, February 5, 1933 to Lucy Margaret Puahi and Joseph Kalani Hatchie. Preceded in death by her parents, daughter Jeanne Prescott Haili, brothers’ James, Joseph, Harry and Herman Hatchie, sisters’ Viola Puahi Lee and Ruby Hatchie Kaaihue. She is survived by her son Sherwood Prescott (Jaynie) Harbor City, Calif., hanai son William Bradley (Katja) Raleigh, No. Carolina, daughters June Prescott-Ahina (William Ahina), Joy Soriano (Jeff) Tucson, Arizona, brother Andrew A. M. Hatchie, sister Gladiola Aloha Schneider (Victor) of Captain Cook, sister- in- law Kouko Hatchie, 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Margaret is a graduate of McKinley High School Class of 1951. She enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve following graduation and was an active member until 1957. While raising four children as a military wife she volunteered at Maili Elementary School, Waianae Elementary School, Waianae Intermediate School, held various positions including substitute teacher, librarian helper, office clerk, chaperoned fieldtrips, cafeteria helper, P.T.A., organized fundraisers, and so much more. She was a member of the Na Wahine Lokai Mothers Club, Waianae jogging Clinic under the Parks & Recreation and completed 14 Honolulu Marathons, and countless Fun-Runs. Margaret also volunteered and campaigned for a variety of members in government of both political parties. In her later years she was very involved in the WAVES National and American Legion Kau Tom Post #11, serving various positions and attending many Veterans’ events. She was also a member of the Waianae Hongwanji Mission, Moanalua Gardens Foundation, and the Pearson Foundation.

Her memberships included Maryknoll Fathers, Waianae Sacred Heart Church, and St. Ritas Church in Nanakuli. She grew up asa member of Kawaiahao Church and Kakaako Mission. She later attended New Hope in Nanakuli.

Margaret was everybody’s Aunty; her horne was open and welcoming. The kids loved to stay at Aunty Margo’s house for sleepovers because she made the most delicious goodies and always ready to go to the beach or “holo holo”. She fought thru the aftermath of seven significant strokes since 2006. Daughter June, (Ted), and her family Ryan and Madison were her primary caregivers in Kaneohe. In April 2010 her wish to reside at her home was answered, as niece Jacqueline Barfield brought her home to Maili to care for her, along with twin sister Shirleen Oili and the whole clan as back up. God blessed her and took her home.

Viewing will be held at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Downtown (behind Pali Longs) on Thursday, January 6, 2011 from 6:00prnto 9:00pm, Services will be held at 7:00 pm. Viewing will also be held on Friday, January 7, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:30pm, Services at 12:30pm. Burial will follow at The Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery (Hawaiian Memorial) in Kaneohe at 2:30pm.

Cristota Gella Samson

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Dec. 15, 2010
Cristota Gella Samson, 85, of Waipahu, a state Department of Education retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael A. and Mark G., daughters Mary T. Samson and Patricia Samson-Thorbs, 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ryo Evans Stanwood

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Dec. 24, 2010
Ryo Evans Stanwood, 51, of Kailua, a Bible translator at Wycliffe Bible Translators, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Edward K. and Niki. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Kapahulu Bible Church, 3224 Kaunaoa Ave. Services: 6 p.m. Additional services on Kauai. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862.

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Randall Anthony Sumida

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RANDALL ANTHONY SUMIDA

1/2/2010 – Born to eternal life
We all miss you, our special angel. Fly free honey!!
My love forever…Misty

Amy Tetsuko Tagomori

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Dec. 27, 2010
Amy Tetsuko Tagomori, 80, of Makawao, Maui, owner and operator of a flower distribution company, died in Roselani Place. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Tsuyoshi “Tag”; sons Jon Tagomori and Joel, Brian, Dean and Neal Nakamoto; daughters Jan Teruya and Gail Miyagawa; brother Thomas Tahara; sisters Sally Leonida and Lily Thompson; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Private inurnment at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Anna Molia Fiu Tupai

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Dec. 11, 2010
Anna Molia Fiu Tupai, 61, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Hinesville, Ga., a former employee at Gibson McDonald’s Home Store and Otani, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Apia, Western Samoa. She is survived by son Lenny, daughter Cecelia Fata, brothers Levi and Siaosi Fiu Saelua, sister Leagatele To’a and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

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Isao Yamamura

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

ISAO YAMAMURA

Age 89 of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 16, 2010 in Ewa Beach. He was born December 4, 1921 in Kipapa, Oahu. Instructor in Aikido 4th degree at Hawaii Aiki Kai in Ewa; and an avid gardener. Member of the Hawaii Carpenters Union #745. A devoted family man who took great pride in his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Yamamura; sons, Dean Yamamura, Daniel (Sabine) Yamamura; sisters, Yvonne (Tak) Tokumoto, Audrey (Dr. George) Shimomura; brother, Lawrence (Diana) Yamamura; 2 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (January 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Libert E. Yap

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Dec. 10, 2010
Libert E. Yap, 82, of Kailua, a retired Hawaii Air National Guard chief master sergeant, died in Kailua. He was born in Pauwela, Maui. He is survived by wife Roselani; sons Patrick “Ronnie,” David and John; daughters Lorna Bick, Janice Napolis, Debra Taniguchi and Michelle Yap; brother Henry; sisters Margaret Louis, Catherine Casaquit, Charlotte Leong and Henrietta “Dutchie” Simmons; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Mass and services: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

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