Archive for January 9th, 2011

Marc Echavez Bacani

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Jan. 2, 2011
Marc Echavez Bacani, 89, of Honolulu, a retired architect with the Navy, 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. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the park cemetery. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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JUNE MARGARET BRADLEY

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JUNE MARGARET BRADLEY

June Margret Bradley widow of Gordon Bradley died at her home in Honolulu January 2nd 2011.

Born in Aberdeen, WA in 1927. She and her husband came to Honolulu in 1951 following the graduation from Washington State University in 1951. Mr. Bradley was an architect.

She was one of the first parishioners of Waiokeola Church and one of the designers of the Kahala churches columbarium where she will be interred with her husband.

She managed the Mission House Museum Shop for several years before leaving to develop and manage the Iolani Palace Shop. While there she designed a collection of Christmas ornaments and jewlery utilizing architectural details from the Palace.

June was a talented harpist a member of PEO and the Outrigger Canoe Club.

She is survived by sons Bruce of Honolulu, Scott (Carol) of Tacoma, WA, Todd (Kris) and daughter Colette (Pete) of Honolulu. Also surviving is a sister Carol Murphy (Hugh) and grandchildren Nicholas, Taylor, Richard, Kathryn, Christian, Brendon, Emma, Janice and Kainoa.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 14th at 5pm at Waiokeola Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave, Honolulu 96816. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Waiokeola Church. Please dress Aloha attire. Borthwick was the attending Mortuary.

Pedro Gallardo Cervantes

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Dec. 4, 2010
Pedro Gallardo Cervantes, 70, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Bugallon, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marites F.; daughter Angelina C. Cablay; brothers Salvador and Alberto; sisters Julia and Maria Cervantes, and Merly C. Ferrer; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel.

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Dai Sun Chang

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Jan. 4, 2011
Dai Sun Chang, 93, of Ho-nolulu, a retired gyro mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Hawaii Kai Assisted Living Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty C.W.; daughters Diane Chung, Marcia Vogl and Lorrie Chang; brother Clifford; sisters Marian Chun, Lillian Texiera and Evelyn Titcomb; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11:45 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Cullen Chee

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CULLEN CHEE

Fondly called Moonie or Tutuman, died on Dec. 28, 2010. Born in Honolulu, HI, he moved to CA in the 80’s to be closer to his kids. He was a proud father, grandfather, & great-grandfather who’s sense of humor, calm & gentle persona, & staunch independence remained with him until his final days.

Cullen is survived by his son & daughter-in-law David Chee & Vickie Stoller; granddaughter Kiki Light; grandson & granddaughter-in-law Cory & Ricki Light; great-grandchildren Kylee & Riley Light; brother William Chee & sisters Betty Ching & Rose Young. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Suzanne Horillo & brothers Henry & George Chee.

A dinner was held in his honor on Jan. 2, 2011 to celebrate his life.

HELEN KAPILILANI SANBORN DAVIS

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HELEN KAPILILANI SANBORN DAVIS
1907 – 2010
December 13, 2010

Helen Davis was born in Hanalei, Kauai on September 22, 1907. At the age of 10 she was sent to Oahu to live with her grandmother and attend Punahou School. She became a boarder at Punahou’s Castle Hall, graduating with the class of 1927. Territorial Normal School followed from which she earned her license as a dental hygienist.
Helen married Alan Sanford Davis, a rising businessman, March 18, 1930. They lived on his ranch, Wawamalu, in the Koko Head area until their beachfront home was destroyed by the tsunami of April 1, 1946. The family moved to Honolulu where Helen continued an interest in volunteer work.
Helen’s earliest volunteer work was through her membership in the Junior League of Honolulu when she helped to teach nutrition to young immigrant mothers. Her volunteer work went on to include serving on committees and board of directors of the Red Cross, YWCA, Kapiolani Hospital, Palama Settlement, Florica Pacificia, Moanalua Gardens Foundation, Historic Hawaii Foundation, Friends of Iolani Palace, the Hawaiian Humane Society where she was a director for 30 years and received recognition for her meritorious service from the American Humane Society.
In 1943 she joined the Garden Club of Honolulu where she served as a member chairman of almost every committee, held several offices, and was president from 1968 to 1970. She was Zone XII Chairman from 1961 to 1974 and received the Garden Club of America’s Creative Leadership award in 1982.
By 1950 Honolulu had become a big town and Helen was deeply involved in civic improvement and conservation. After 10 years of working with the Outdoor Circle she became president of the organization in 1961. Her most important contribution was her successful program to put Diamond Head on the National Register for Historic Landmarks, preventing forever commercial encroachment there. In 1998 the organization Scenic Hawaii recognized Helen’s lifelong dedication to the beautification of Hawaii with a monkeypod tree planted in her honor in the city park between St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the Priory.
Well into her 90’s Helen was still riding horseback with her granddaughter, an Olympian Equestrian who lives in England. Her book “Helen Kapililani Sanborn Davis – Reminiscences of a Life in the Islands” as told to Maili Yardley was for many weeks among the top of the Honolulu Best Sellers list. Helen joyfully celebrated her 103rd birthday three months ago. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Pflueger and Linda Davis, eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Private services. Memorial donations suggested to forenamed organization of choice.

Orelia Fernandez

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Dec. 23, 2010
Orelia “Willi” Fernandez, 90, of Honolulu, part owner of Ethel’s and Willies Diner on Guam and a retiree from the Willows Restaurant, died in Ho-nolulu. She was born in Kona. She is survived by daughter Healani Gomes, hanai daughter the Rev. Roberta Kama, brother Francis LaBatte, four grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

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Braind Joash

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Dec. 25, 2010
Braind Joash, 18, of Kahului, a Baldwin High School senior, died in Kahului. He was born in the Marshall Islands. He is survived by parents Harry and Tina, brothers Timothy and Cybrian, and sister Yoko. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Union Church. Burial at a later date in the Marshall Islands.

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Ammon (Doc) Kershner Leeson, Jr.

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AMMON (DOC) KERSHNER LEESON, JR.

Age 56, died on Friday, December 24, at his home in Little Rock, AR from complications caused by multiple myeloma.

He was one of five children born to the late Barbara and Ammon Leeson, Sr. and was the beloved husband of Deborah Lynn Vazquez Leeson. Doc will forever be remembered by his beloved children Shawn Leeson (Traecey) of Marysville, WA and Barbara Leeson of Boise, ID, from a prior marriage, and his treasured grandchildren Caitlyn Leeson, Victoria Wilson and Alyssa Fischer, his devoted brothers Jim Leeson (Beth) of Pottstown, PA and Mark Leeson (Shawn) of Casa Grande, AZ and his loving sisters Kathy Grace of Atkins, IA and Judy Russell of McCleary, WA along with many nieces and nephews, cousins, Aunts and Uncles and other extended family members as well as countless friends that were blessed to know him. Also missing Doc are his fur-ball Chihuahua babies: Ikaika Kai and Ihelani Kai (Lani).

Doc spent each day of his life focusing on the positive daily joys and peaceful moments while being grateful for all he had and he was always eager to share whatever he was enjoying with others. At his request, there will not be a funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, and in the spirit of sharing, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choosing or to any of the following organizations which were special to Doc: Arkansas Zoological Founda-tion Inc., Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Heifer International.

To view and sign the online Obituary and Guest Register please go to: www.ARcremation.com (Cremation Association of Arkan-sas, 201 N. Izard, Little Rock, AR Ph: 501-975-1002).

Francis Andrew Imaikalani Bowers Jr.

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Jan. 1, 2011
Francis Andrew Imaikalani “Miki” Bowers Jr., 83, of Honolulu, a retired Punahou School mathematics teacher, retired Army colonel and retired Hawaii Army National Guard officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary “Mandy”; sons Andy, John, Jib and Doug; daughter Laurel Husain; brother Vernon Knight; sister Betty Evensen; and four grandchildren. Military inurnment services: 8:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Punahou Chapel. Services: 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Miki Bowers Scholarship Fund at Punahou School or a charity of your choice.

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Jonah Marshall Kaleikaumaka Kalaikai Jr.

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Dec. 27, 2010
Jonah Marshall Kaleikaumaka “JBoy” Kalaikai Jr., 8, of Wahiawa, an Iliahi Elementary School first-grader, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Jonah Sr. and Evonne; brothers Chance Botelho and Kekoa Fernandez; sisters Shayna Fernandez and Kayla and Janiah Kalaikai; grandparents William and Debra Geron, Maurice Kalaikai and Daryl and Katherine Andaya; and great-grand-parents Alice Kaikana and Mary Kalaikai. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Wahiawa United Methodist Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Blue attire.

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Lydia Kamailealii Kahanu

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Jan. 4, 2011
Lydia Kamailealii Kahanu, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired city senior groundskeeper, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Vern and Shipman, daughter Sharon Winward and brother Erick Reff. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, maunakea chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kualoa Beach Park. Casual attire.

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Izuo Kaku

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Dec. 29, 2010
Izuo “Frank” Kaku, 87, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Hamakua Sugar Co. retiree and Army veteran, died in a private care home. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Grant Kaku and Jamie Iwasaki, brothers James and Donald, and sisters Tomie Katano and Anna Asano. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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DAVID KELIIPOIMOKU KENNEDY

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

DAVID KELIIPOIMOKU KENNEDY

Age 49, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away January 4, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born December 28, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a horticulturist, commercial fisherman, and avid sportsman. His greatest pleasure was showing his enthusiasum for life with his family and friends.

He is survived by son, David Kennedy; daughter, Deanna Kahealani Pasion; mother, Priscilla Kennedy; brothers, Jacob (Wilma) Kennedy Jr., Francis (Denise) Kennedy, Nicholas (Jen) Kennedy; sisters, Kathy (Emil) Dopyera, Corinne (Dave) Ferguson, Jackie (Mike) Mazzone; 3 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (January 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual/Aloha Attire.

Violeta Balaqui Martinez

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Dec. 19, 2010
Violeta Balaqui Martinez, 72, of Lahaina, a hotel housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Dindras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Isaias and David, daughter Marie Kurihara, brother Silverio Balaqui, sister Mercedes Tutop, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui.

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Thomas Natto

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THOMAS NATTO

Age 79, of Las Vegas, Nevada died September 1, 2010. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Natto was born in Honolulu, January 16, 1931. He is survived by 2 brothers, Nyelo Dean and Whitney Natto, 4 sisters, Abbie Stewart, Kanani Smith, Didi Asasaki, and Pauline Palencia, and many nieces & nephews & cousins.

Services and burial will be January 13, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/Aloha Attire. Leis will be accepted.

Norman Kazuo Okamura

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Nov. 29, 2010
Norman Kazuo Okamura, 97, of Kaneohe, a retired banking services teller, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Alan, Neil and Michael; daughter Eunice Ellis; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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ALBERT R. RIVERA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ALBERT R. RIVERA

Age 73, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away December 17, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born September 12, 1937 in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. Albert retired from Shuman Carriage as an auto repairman.

He is survived by wife, Agnes Rivera; sons, Roger Rivera, Darrell Kahiamoe, Philip Kekahu, Jr., Michael Kekahu, Bryan Bonilla; daughters, Faith Brown, Karen Philbrook, Sharon Kekahu, Sandee Willets; brothers, Robert Rivera, John Rivera; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (January 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Isaiah David Kahaku Kahiau Del Rosario

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Jan. 4, 2011
Isaiah David Kahaku Kahiau Del Rosario, 8, of Kailua, an Ahuimanu Elementary School third-grader, died in Kailua. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by parents Patrick and Lianne; sisters Sarai, Aliya and Tayani; grandparents Rae Williams and David and Charmayne Del Rosario; and great-grandparent Nancy Serikawa. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay. Casual attire.

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Melvin Joseph Dutro Sr.

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Dec. 30, 2010
Melvin Joseph Dutro Sr., 89, of Wahiawa, an employee for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Watsonville, Calif. He is survived by sons Melvin J. Jr. and Kenneth J. Sr., daughter Elvajean T. Weeks, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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William Reyes Sr.

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Dec. 26, 2010
William Reyes Sr., 80, of Anahola, Kauai, a retiree from Pearl Harbor Base Police and the U.S. Postal Service, airport branch, and a Marine Corps veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by sons Wesley Yadao and William Jr., Wendell, Patrick, Preston and Robert Reyes; brothers John and Solomon; sisters Henrietta “Etta” Napolis and Helen Ellegard; 14 grand-children; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Nieves Timson

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Dec. 18, 2010
Nieves “Stella” Timson, 81, of Kapolei, a Wahiawa General Hospital central supply employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Keith; daughters Roberta Supebedia and Terri Carreira; brothers David and James Gongob; sisters Lucy Duhay, Brenda Lee and Florence Motofuji; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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