Archive for January 7th, 2011

Venetta Anna Allen

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Jan. 4, 2011
Venetta Anna Allen, 81, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Vaitogi, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Albert R. Jr., the Rev. Richardson M., Ulugaono W., Lancaster D.P., Danis I. and the Rev. Elder Ieremia G.; daughter Hellene F. Stanley; one brother; six sisters; 32 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Service to be held in Vaitogi. Call 953-5779.

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Mary Frances Allender

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Nov. 23, 2010
Mary Frances Allender, 90, of Kahuku died in Honolulu. She was born in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by sons Richard H. Jr. and John E., daughter Sarah Jane Blackmore, hanai sons Janos A. Racz and Steven Hartman, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services.

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Marc Echavez Bacani

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Jan. 2, 2011
Marc Echavez Bacani, 89, of Honolulu, a retired architect with the Army, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Lourdes, sons Willie and Ron, daughters Evelyn “Lyn” Lucio and Marilene Imasa, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Valerie Lai Hin Dennison

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Jan. 2, 2011
Valerie Lai Hin Dennison, 66, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James J., Joseph J. and John J. Casey; brother Russell Goo; sister Pamela Yoshioka; and four grandchildren. Services pending. Donations suggested to charity.

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Robert Baldwin Ebert

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Dec. 22, 2010
Robert Baldwin Ebert, 98, of Honolulu, a retired state safety engineer and former Star-Bulletin chief photographer, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. Wednesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He died at home. He was born in Wisconsin. He is survived by son Anthony; daughters Nancy Ebert, Judith Yalch and Elizabeth Rockwell; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Julia Fernandez

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Dec. 28, 2010
Julia Fernandez, 79, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Goodhue Jr.; daughters Lillian Novak, Geraldine “Gerri” Fernandez-Cash and Julie Tavares; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. George Catholic Church. Service: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Lauro Garcia

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Dec. 21, 2010
Lauro Garcia, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Corp. foreman, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Samuel, Mariano and Robert; sister Josefa Tungpalan; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. next Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Anthony John Grillo

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Dec. 30, 2010
Anthony John Grillo, 68, of Honolulu, a retired electrical boats draftsman, died at home. He was born in Holyoke, Mass. He is survived by sons Anthony P. and Peter C., daughter Elizabeth G. Baton, sisters Mary and Diane, and two grandchildren. Services held in Rhode Island. Additional services on Oahu are pending.

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Masaru Hiyane

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Dec. 22, 2010
Masaru Hiyane, 89, of Honolulu, a retired operations inspector for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Elsie T., sons Milton M. and Keith K., and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

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Mitsugi Horiuchi

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Dec. 17, 2010
Mitsugi Horiuchi, 92, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Evelyn H., son Glenn, daughter Maxine Lee, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William K. Ichimura

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WILLIAM K. ICHIMURA

72, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 3, 2011. He was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Honolulu, and was a 17 year resident of Nevada.

William served in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired electric company superintendent.

William is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Raelene Ichimura; sister, Helen; brother, Paul, all of Honolulu; and two grandchildren.

No services scheduled.

Shizue Elizabeth Johnson

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SHIZUE ELIZABETH JOHNSON

Passed away quietly December 30, 2010, freed from the shackles of such questions as: Why? How Come? What is happening to me? Questions, symptomatic of Alzheimer’s disease, for which no one had answers and which would progressively plague her the last eight years of her life.

Shizue was born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands. She temporarily relocated to Florida to be with her daughter’s family in 2004 upon the death of her husband. She never really adapted to her new life in Florida and knew she would eventually return to Hawaii as a final resting place. A memorial service will be held at a later date to honor her wishes to have her ashes and that of her deceased husband scattered in Kaneohe Bay, HI.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Carl W., and a son Lance K. Johnson. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Welch (Clifton); two grandchildren, Miko Burgstiner (Scott) and Rad Welch (Melody); four great grand-children, Peyton, Michael Scott, Christian, and Sarah Morgan (Suki); a sister, Mitsuye Inouye; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A special thanks to her caregivers at Emeritus at Orange Park and especially to those in the Memory Care Unit who made her last few months memorable, and the nursing staff who ensured her comfort. They are truly caring people! Also thanks to Hospice of Northeast Florida.

In lieu of flowers or condolence cards, the family requests contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073 (904) 264-1233.

Henry Lopez

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Jan. 1, 2011
Henry Lopez, 52, of Waialua, a carpenter, contractor and a Mano o ke Kai Canoe Club paddler, died in Waialua. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by daughters Salina McElreath and Miranda Lopez, parents Henry L. Lopez and Rachel Stewart, brother Danny Orozco and a grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mano o ke Kai Canoe Club in Haleiwa. Casual attire.

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Margaret Medeiros

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Jan. 3, 2011
Margaret “Hilda” Medeiros, 97, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Alvin; daughters Eleanor Derasin, Betty Jane Celia and Geraldine Lyman; hanai daughter Janet Chaves; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Prayer services: 10:30 a.m. Casual and aloha attire.

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ISABEL “BELLA” NAVAREZ

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ISABEL “BELLA” NAVAREZ

Age 79, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 14, 2010 in Waipahu. Born July 2, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Isabel retired as a court clerk from the Ewa District Court.

She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Devela; brother, Alejandro (Rose) Navarez; sister, Lucia Sandobal; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, & cousins.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Claudia Uilani Lee Okada

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Dec. 25, 2010
Claudia Uilani Lee Okada, 55, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Nathan, daughters Jenifer Thomas and Tyler Okada, mother Merna Akana, brothers Frank and John, sisters Nani Botelho and Kathy Uehara, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kaeo K. Perez

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Dec. 17, 2010
Kaeo K. Perez, 47, of Waimanalo, a city lifeguard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Cindy; sons Kapuhe and Aliau; mother Margaret; brothers Kaipo Jr. and Daniel; sisters Yvonne Kaahanui, Leina DeCosta, Antoinette Perez, Pomai Cole and Leona Mahoe; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park.

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Phoebe A. Roman

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July 7, 2010
Phoebe A. Roman, 77, of Waianae, former owner of Phoebes Inn Crown and a Hawaiian music musician and entertainer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Dawne P. Hampton, Pamela M. Williams and Eve A. Moreno; brothers Phillip K. Sr. and Wilfred T. Kalipi; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Charles Kolowailani Shimada

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Jan. 1, 2011
Charles Kolowailani “Charlie Boy” Shimada, 29, of Kahului died in Wailuku. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Joella Kaluau, son Josiah K. Kaluau-Shimada, daughters Jordyn R. “Pookie” Kaluau-Shimada and Moani-Keala Shimada, hanai son Kapono Gaspar, mother Kathy, brother Arnot K. Meyer and sister Missy “Tita” Meyer. Visitation: 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Edward Eichi Teruya

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Dec. 12, 2010
Edward Eichi Teruya, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired A-1 A-Lectrician electrician, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Dexter, brother Seigi, sister Yoshiko Miyashiro, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kalihi Union Church. Inurnment: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. No monetary offerings.

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Misae Frances Uyesugi

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Dec. 29, 2010
Misae Frances Uyesugi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress and personnel manager for Alfred Shaheen, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Takeshi, son Ronald Y., daughters Myrna T. and Susan S., brothers William N. and Takeshi Saifuku, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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PEDRO RAMILO VALIENTE

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

PEDRO RAMILO VALIENTE

Age 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 25, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born August 9, 1926 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company,
member of Local Union 368.

He is survived by wife, Hilaria A. Valiente; sons, Henry (Virginia) Valiente, JR (Marinel) Valiente, Franklin (Felma) Valiente of San Fernando Valley, CA, Renante (Ronnievelle) Valiente; daughters, Resurreccion (Tirso) Marquez, Josephine (Jerry) Taclas; sisters, Marcela Eda of Philippines, Maria Gallon of Philippines; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Pedro Ramilo Valiente

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Dec. 25, 2010
Pedro Ramilo Valiente, 84, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Hilaria A.; sons Henry, JR, Franklin and Renante; daughters Resurreccion Marquez and Josephine Taclas; sisters Marcela Eda and Maria Gallon; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kathy Ann Vore

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Jan. 2, 2011
Kathy Ann Vore, 42, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Jeffrey; mother Ryoko Donaldson; brothers Donald, Charles and Michael Donaldson and David Vore; and sisters Sandra Vore-Ho and Michelle Eugenio. Private services.

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Jane Werneken

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Dec. 31, 2010
Jane Werneken, 95, of Honolulu, former director of the University Nursery School at Grosse Pointe, Mich., former dean of girls at the Judson (Private) School in Scottsdale, Ariz., director of reading programs for the Mesa Elementary School District and a Waikiki Elementary School volunteer teacher, died in Manoa Senior Care Center. She was born in Phoenix. She is survived by daughters Lynda Perez and Gay Finch, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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G.O. Baboo Wickramaratne

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Dec. 22, 2010
G.O. Baboo Wickramaratne, 83, of Victoria, Sri Lanka, a retired civil engineer and businessman and honorary consul for Sri Lanka in Hawaii, died in Victoria. He is survived by wife Peggy, daughters Sally Mejia and Jennifer Zimmerman, brothers Roy and Glenn, and two grandchildren. Services held in Sri Lanka.

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