Archive for January 11th, 2011

Kainoa Austin Churness Abril

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Dec. 20, 2010
Kainoa Austin Churness Abril, 23, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, an employee at Jameson’s by the Sea in Kona, handyman and entrepreneur, died in Honolulu. He was born in Keauhou, Hawaii. He is survived by parents John R. and Judy A., and sisters Chelsea K. and Aisha A. First scattering of ashes on Friday at Magic Sands Bay on shore or aboard the Body Glove; those with reservations must be at Kailua Pier by 5 p.m. Second scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kealakekua Bay; kayaks and flotation devices welcome. Benefit concert to follow from 2 to 10 p.m. on Napoopoo Park grounds. Burial: 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Benedict’s Painted Church. Potluck dinner and benefit concert to follow at Rockstarz Bar. Casual attire. E-mail iloveyoukainoa@gmail.com.

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REMIGIO “MIKEY” AGODONG AGODONG

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

REMIGIO “MIKEY” AGODONG AGODONG

Age 45, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 9, 2010 in Honolulu. Born December 28, 1964 in Barangay 18, Pari-ir, Sarrat Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at Agsalud Construction;
member of Union Espirista Christiana De Incorporada and Sarrat Association of Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Concepcion A. Agodong; daughters, Deserre Agodong, Debby Agodong, Marjorie Agodong, Melody Agodong; mother, Teresita Agodong; mother, Rosalinda Fiesta; sisters, Purita E. (Jaime) Tagaca, Carol (Dennis) De Jesus, Imelda (Mario) Calapit, Leonida (Rogelio) Castillo of Philippines; brothers, Arman Agodong, Juanito (Jenny) Fiesta, Guillermo (Teresa) Agodong.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary;
Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (January 15) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary;
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Remigio Agodong Agodong

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Dec. 9, 2010
Remigio “Mikey” Agodong Agodong, 45, of Honolulu, an Agsalud Construction employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Concepcion A.; daughters Deserre, Debby, Marjorie and Melody; mother Teresita; mother Rosalinda Fiesta; brothers Arman and Guillermo Agodong, and Juanito Fiesta; and sisters Purita E. Tagaca, Carol De Jesus, Imelda Calapit and Leonida Castillo. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Aurelia Bayaca Dela Cruz Antolin

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Dec. 13, 2010
Aurelia Bayaca Dela Cruz “Aurel” Antolin, 81, of Pearl City, an Island Nursing Home retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Primo; son John; daughters Cora Dantes, Tessie Tutaan and Erlinda Rigos; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Trudy Fujia Arakaki

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Jan. 2, 2011
Trudy Fujia Arakaki, 68, of Aiea, a state Department of Transportation retiree, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Eaton R., sons Steven and Scott, daughter Sheryl Lee, brothers Robert and Raymond Uyeda, sisters Constance Ma and Jane Uyetake, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

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Archie Kaupu Dung

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Dec. 16, 2010
Archie Kaupu Dung, 79, of Waianae, an Army retiree and retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in Waianae, died at home. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Diana; sons A.D. Kaimi and A. Dana K.; daughters D.A. Kalua and Doreen A.K. Dung, and Danni A.K. Nelson; brother Warren Kaaihue; sisters Lulu Vincent and Winifred Badayos; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Gladys Hanako Ishida

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Dec. 21, 2010
Gladys Hanako Ishida, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Ishida Auto Repair bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Yvonne Koga, Wendy Tokumine and Paulette Yoshikane, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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FRANCISCO D. JAMORA, JR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

FRANCISCO “FRANK” D. JAMORA, JR.

Age 77, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 24, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born July 29, 1933 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Solomon Elementary School as a custodian.

He is survived by sons, Francis (Sandra) Jamora, David Jamora of Hilo, William (Tania) Jamora; daughters, Evelyn Jamora of NY, Myrnamay Jamora, Denise Jamora; 12 grandchildren; brother, Juan Jamora; nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

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-grandparents 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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John Solberg Ove Jr.

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Dec. 22, 2010
John Solberg Ove Jr., 73, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Apex, N.C., a retired IBM computer course developer and instructor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Rosemary K. Fujimoto, sons John M. and Christopher P., daughter SueEllen Banko, brothers Blaine and Mike Shultz, stepson Mark M. Fujimoto and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

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Doris Peke Kanuha

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Borthwick Mortuary

DORIS PEKE KANUHA

Age 81, of Waimanalo died on December 25, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Kanuha was born on October 12, 1929 in Pu’unene, Maui, Hawai’i. She retired from the State of Hawai’i, Department of Transportation; Airport Division Custodial Department.

She is survived by her children, Clare K. (Dennis) DeLeon Sr., Catherine K. (Rudy) King Sr., Frances (Harvey) Torres, Hilary K. (Lani) Kanuha Sr., Robert M. (Dynette) Kanuha Jr., Roland K. (Liana) Kanuha, Makalapua Deanie Kanuha (Kamaka), Jerida Villaruel and Jeffrey Hewett; brother, Earl (Honeyboy) Nakoa; 38 grand-children, 71 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Hanai daughter: Keala Moreno and caregiver, Jody Barques.

Visitation will begin at 9am, Friday Jan. 14 at St. George Church in Waimanalo; Mass at 1:15pm, and her final resting place to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 3:00pm.

Helena Rose Nagelova Kekoanui

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Dec. 15, 2010
Helena Rose Nagelova Kekoanui, 86, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Tresmonia, Czech Republic. She is survived by husband Wilfred. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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ULA LOMU

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

ULA LOMU

Age 53, of Kailua, passed away December 28, 2010 in West Valley, Utah. Born Nov. 16, 1957 in Foui, Tonga. Ula was the caretaker for the Paul Mitchell Estates.

He is survived by sons, Siope Lomu of New York, Jesse (Jeisha) Lomu, Levi Lomu; daughter, Amalia Lomu of New York; grandson, Jevais Lomu; mother, Sela I. Lomu of Utah; brothers, Tevitatonga (Lea) Mataele of Utah, Ofa (Ana) Lomu of Utah, Toa Lomu of Utah, Sionekaifilo Lomu of Kauai, Kauasi (Mele) Lomu of Utah, Pailate (Makasini) Lomu of Utah; sisters, Lola (Tevita) Maumau of Utah, Ema (Apiesa) Kinikini of Utah, Siosiana (Mapa) Taulanga of Utah, Kesa (Kina) Fangupo of Utah, Polu (Manase) Tuakoi of Utah, Lovey (Brian) Ramos; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 13, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani St. across from King Intermediate School and Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. January 14 at Church. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Ula Lomu

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Dec. 28, 2010
Ula Lomu, 53, of Kailua, a Paul Mitchell Estates caretaker, died in West Valley, Utah. He was born in Foui, Tonga. He is survived by sons Siope, Jesse and Levi; daughter Amalia; mother Sela I.; brothers Tevitatonga Mataele and Ofa, Toa, Sionekaifilo, Kauasi and Pailate Lomu; sisters Lola Maumau, Ema Kinikini, Siosiana Taulanga, Kesa Fangupo, Polu Tuakoi and Lovey Ramos; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani St. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

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Nancy Ayano Matsumoto

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Jan. 3, 2011
Nancy Ayano Matsumoto, 88, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired Hotel King Kamehameha laundry room attendant, died at home. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Marvin; daughters Claudine Souza and Joyce Faris; sisters Annie Iwane, Akino Matsubara and Nora Morihara; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua. Services: 4 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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William K.H. Mau

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Nuuanu Memorial Park
& Mortuary, LLC

WILLIAM K.H. MAU

January 3, 2011

William K. H. Mau, 97, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully in his home on January 3, 2011. The quintessential entrepreneur, William’s contributions to Honolulu’s hotel, restaurant, real estate and visitor industry were invaluable. His generosity assisted multiple charitable organizations throughout Hawaii that enabled them to achieve their goals as well.

He is survived by children; Milton Mau (Kelly), Cynthia Seu (Guy), Lynnette Mau, Leighton Mau (Peggy), Letitia George – deceased (Keith), 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters; Mavis Lee, Vivian Fo & Loretta Young.

Services on Friday, January 14 at First Presbyterian Church of Hono-lulu at Koolau. Visitation 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Service from 11 to 11:30 a.m. No flowers. No monetary gifts.

Donna Mae Moses

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Dec. 17, 2010
Donna Mae Moses, 61, of Waimanalo died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Donovan Naleieha and Peter Moses I; daughters Dawn Apo and Bernadette, Stacie, Rose and Daisy Moses; father Peter K. Jr.; sister Eleanor Afong; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edward Tadashi Nonaka

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Jan. 3, 2011
Edward Tadashi Nonaka, 66, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired truck driver, owner of E.T. Nonaka and Son Trucking, and Shredco employee, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanapepe. He is survived by wife Ethel; son Darin; daughter Adele Yoshimori; brothers Allen, Alvis, Harry, Bert and Clifford; sisters Irene Yoshioka, Lynda Makanui, Amy Sunada and Janice Akiyama; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Salt Pond Beach Park Pavilion. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Norman Kazuo Okamura

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Nov. 29, 2010
Norman Kazuo Okamura, 97, of Kaneohe, a retired bank 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. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Sunday.

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Fumiko Unoki Sunahara

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Jan. 6, 2011
Fumiko Unoki Sunahara, 84, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Postal Service postmaster in Hakalau, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Masa, son Reed, daughters Joan Chong and Marcia Lee, brothers Paul and Richard Unoki, sister Ellen Horiuchi, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Devin Wai Namm Tom

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Dec. 13, 2010
Devin Wai Namm Tom, 43, of Honolulu, an Air Force technician sergeant, died in Oregon. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Mabel and brothers Dexter and Derek. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Herbert Bernardino Tongpalan

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Dec. 28, 2010
Herbert Bernardino “Herbie” Tongpalan, 78, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Dorothy A.; daughters Doreen T. Koruan, Bernadette N. Baggerly and Stephanie T. Arruda; brother Thomas; sister Josephine Leong; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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TRANQUILINO “KELLY” ABAGA VALDRIZ

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

TRANQUILINO “KELLY” ABAGA VALDRIZ

Age 86, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 15, 2010 in Waipahu. Born July 6, 1924 in Lubing, San Juan, La Union, Philippines. A retired ground maintenance supervisor at Kahala Hilton. Member of Local #5.

He is survived by wife, Anita A. Valdriz; daughters, Fe (Eding) Casugay of Philippines, Bella (Eulalio Jr) Palabay of Philippines, Ofelia (Edwin) Pimentel of Portland, Oregon; sons, Marc (Michelle) Valdriz, John (Susan) Valdriz; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Saturday (January 15) at St Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Tranquilino Abaga Valdriz

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Dec. 15, 2010
Tranquilino Abaga “Kelly” Valdriz, 86, of Waipahu, a retired Kahala Hilton ground maintenance supervisor, died in Waipahu. He was born in San Juan, La Union, Philippines. He is survived by wife Anita A.; sons Marc and John; daughters Fe Casugay, Bella Palabay and Ofelia Pimentel; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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DR. DANIEL WHANG

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

DR. DANIEL WHANG

Dr. Daniel Whang, 91 years old, died on Nov 28, 2010 at Saddleback Memorial Hospital in San Clemente, CA after a brief illness and surgery. His loving family members from Hawai’i, California and Colorado, who had gathered together to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend, surrounded him at the time of his passing. Dr. Whang was born on April 6, 1919 in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from McKinley High School in 1938, he attended the University of Hawaii but left in 1941 to work for several years at the Naval Shipyards at Pearl Harbor. Because he had just completed his night shift he narrowly escaped the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. Dan went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska and Albany Medical School and completed his internship at Queen’s Hospital.

A longtime general practitioner in Wahiawa and Waialua, Dr. Whang was committed to his family and the community. As team physician for the Leilehua High School football team for a number of years, he was their number one fan.

His wife, Rose, predeceases Dan. His children and their spouses, Lyn & Ed Maher, Kathy & Myles Inouye, Cindy Whang & Kristy Tochihara, and Pam & Paul Tran survive him. He was also the proud patriarch of six grandchildren and four great granddaughters. Dan was especially pleased that he was able to meet his two newest great granddaughters on his last trip to California.

Private services were held in Hawaii. The family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.

Dr. Edward Y. Yamada

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Dec. 14, 2010
Dr. Edward Y. Yamada of Honolulu, a physician at several Honolulu hospitals, an Army staff sergeant and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alberta; son Stuart; daughters Tanya, Monica and Trina; hanai daughter Kinue Miki; brothers Yoshitsugu Yamada, and Maurice and Thomas Iha; sisters Maureen Chong and Jocelyn Nishihara; three grandchildren; and three hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Celebration of life: 2:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers or wreaths. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to “Edward Y. Yamada, M.D. Endowment Fund” through the Kuakini Foundation.

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