Archive for January 15th, 2011

Stanley Cedric Kaiponohea Bertelmann

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Jan. 6, 2011
Stanley Cedric Kaiponohea “Honey Boy” Bertelmann, 93, of Honolulu, owner of Bertelmann Electric, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Genevieve M., sons Fred and Clyde, hanai son Charles Bob, 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Aloha attire.

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Filipo Elise Elisala

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Jan. 11, 2011
Filipo Elise “Fil” Elisala, 62, of Pearl City, owner of Kristen’s Kitchen and a former Young Laundry production manager, died in Aiea. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Lynn, son Russell, daughter Kristen Savea, brothers Robert and Elise Jr., sister Emma McCall and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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JANET SHIZUE GALAPIA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

JANET SHIZUE GALAPIA

Age 71, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away January 3, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born September 20, 1939 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. A retired cashier at Haleiwa IGA Supermarket.

She is survived by husband, Rudy C. Galapia; sons, David Galapia, Randy (Liana) Galapia; daughters, Dawn (Joe), Whittaker, Dana (Darrell) Kuboyama; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Alice), Yamanoha, Glenn Yamanoha of Volcano; sisters, Lynn Yamanoha of Hilo, Nora Yamanoha of Kona.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (January 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Margaret “Cookie” Seu Kook Tom Goo

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MARGARET “COOKIE” SEU KOOK TOM GOO

94, of Honolulu, Hawaii, a retired Federal Selective Service System employee, died in Honolulu on December 25, 2010. She was born on May 17, 1916 in Honolulu.

Survived by daughter, Geri (Robert) Walker; brothers, Michael Tom, Francis Tom, Joseph Tom; grandchildren Jonathan and Heather Lee and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held. Arrangements by: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

James Franklin Hurd

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Jan. 1, 2011
James Franklin Hurd, 70, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired auto technician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Arkansas. He is survived by daughter Jamell, brother Junior and sisters Netty Virnig, Yvonne Whitworth, Cozette Mathis and Della Lee White. No services.

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Richard Blaine Jacintho

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Dec. 30, 2010
Richard Blaine Jacintho, 63, of Haiku, Maui, a self-employed landscaper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Theresa “Teri,” daughter Arlene, brothers Robert and Nelson, and sisters Sandra Nelson and Joslyn Minobe. Visitation: 9 a.m. today at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m.

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Leilani Kahale

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Dec. 28, 2010
Leilani Kahale, 69, of Waimanalo died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edward F. Jr.; daughters Debora L. Keliihoomalu-Napihaa, Brenda I. Keliihoomalu, Sharon Naeole and Georgette “Joey” Loa; brother Larry Mckeague; sisters Shirley Rodrigues and June Harden; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard N. Kujiuji

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Jan. 1, 2011
Richard N. Kujiuji, 77, of Waipahu, a retired Hamilton & Renny Co. stevedore, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Sheila Kujiuji and Karen Scanlan; brothers Edward and Jerry; sisters Mildred Tokuda, Nancy McKee and Jane “Amy” Celebrado; five grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Annalisa P.V. Lee

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Jan. 6, 2011
Annalisa P.V. Lee, 77, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Ronald, son Edward P. Talaro, daughters Darrelynn Abac and Josie Talaro, sisters Gleceria Mendoza and Rosalina Gelido, and three grandchildren. No services.

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John Reuben Lee

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Sept. 3, 2010
John Reuben Lee, 71, of Honolulu, a computer programmer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Donald, Gerald and Kimo; daughters Roberta Muller and Elizabeth DeGrood; brother Robert; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Committal services: 1:30 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Leu Wu Biing Mey

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Jan. 6, 2011
Leu Wu Biing Mey, 85, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by sons Leu Cheng Chong and Leu Cheng Ting, daughter Fumei McCullough, brother Wu Su Ling, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Frank R. Molica

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Dec. 29, 2010
Frank R. Molica, 68, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by brothers Greg, Curtis and Stuart; and sisters Gloria Molica and Monica Lindahl. Private scattering of ashes.

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Edward Moke Naeole

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Jan. 2, 2011
Edward Moke Naeole, 76, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Cement retiree, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Betty A., son Glenwood Akana, daughter Geralmaine Akana, sisters Anita Arce and Annie Mickelson, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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JOSEPHINE NAVARRO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

JOSEPHINE NAVARRO

Age 77, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away December 21, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born November 13, 1933 in Pepeekeo, Hilo, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Recalte “Tommy” Navarro; sons, Recalte (Geri) Navarro Jr., Andrew (Jennifer) Navarro, Reck (Vilma) Navarro; daughters, Patricia (Abe) Lumoya, Bernadette Simmons, Cheryle Navarro, Randalyn Navarro; brother, Norman Ilac; sisters, Angelina “Kay” Acoba, Rose Ilac Meyer.
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Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 18) at St John Apostle & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Lillian Etsuko Nishioku

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Jan. 4, 2011
Lillian Etsuko Nishioku, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Debonaire Beaute’ Salon owner and Hale Malamalama Nursing Home general manager, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Akira “Archie”; sons Randall and Gary; daughter Diane Nishizawa; brothers James and Francis Ono; sisters Grace Ochiai, Margaret Hatori and Florence Ono; and seven grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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Harriet Tsuneyo Nozaki

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Dec. 30, 2010
Harriet Tsuneyo Nozaki, 88, of Honolulu, a personnel clerk for HC&D Concrete and Aggregate Sales, died. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brothers Henry, George and Kenneth; and sister Jean Ueno. Private services.

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KEVIN P. NUTT

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KEVIN P. NUTT

Age 41, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on January 6, 2011. He was a 1987 graduate of Kaiser High School and a 1991 graduate of Culinary Institute of America in New York. Kevin enjoyed an illustrious career as a chef and culinary professional, working in establishments across the nation, including New York and Las Vegas, before returning to his home on the islands. He was a loving and caring husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend whose passion for good food and good company defines his personal legacy.

Kevin was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 on his 38th birthday. He fought his battle bravely, with courage, hope and perseverance. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Leilani; 2 sons Jayson & Ryan; father, Gerald; mother, Valerie Maher; brother, Garrett; sister, Kami and nieces, Caylin & Kaya.

Services & burial will be held on January 17, 2011 at Valley of the Temples. Visitation 9:30 AM, Mass 12:00 PM & Burial 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, family request donations to the “Friends of Kevin Nutt” Fund at any Bank of Hawaii or the St. Francis Hospice at Nuuanu in Kevin Nutt’s name.

Yukie Okamura

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Dec. 29, 2010
Yukie “Yuki” Okamura, 81, of Pahala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Gail Nishimura and Katherine F. Okamura, sister Masako Shigeta, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Clifford Kale Joseph De Rego

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Jan. 4, 2011
Clifford Kale Joseph “Cliff” De Rego, 46, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Joseph and Iris, sister Narlette “Kuulei” Akaka and grandparent Doris L. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Dale Marsha Iliahi Robinson

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Jan. 2, 2011
Dale Marsha Iliahi Robinson, 64, of Ewa Beach died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alexander P. Jr.; sons Aukai, Olu and Bobby; brother Jerry M. Neumann Sr.; sisters Jerry J. Viela and Cindy Manzano; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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JUANITA KALEI SAKAMOTO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

JUANITA KALEI SAKAMOTO

Age 69, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away January 3, 2011 in Honolulu. Born April 18, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired dedicated teaching assistant at Waialua High School.

She is survived by husband, Jonathan Sakamoto; sons, Troy (Tanya) Sakamoto, Jon Sakamoto (Darcie Mizusawa), Dr. Greg (Brooke) Sakamoto; 4 grandchildren; brothers, Roy Alameida, Jeffrey (Debbie) Alameida, Mark (Julie) Alameida; nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (January 19) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SIAUA FUALAU TAEFU

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

SIAUA FUALAU TAEFU

Age 41, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away January 9, 2011 in Honolulu. Born February 24, 1969 in American Samoa. Siau was a former employee at K-Mart-Iwilei. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church.

She is survived by husband, Lole Taefu; father, Iefata Fualau; brothers, Junior Fualau, Lance (Marie) Eka; sisters, Sasa Faiilagi of American Samoa, Epi (Fealofai) Vasai, Ime (Ioane) Sofeni, Onolata (Joseph) Soon, Dora (Donald) Thigpen; numerous: nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 26) at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church; (2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Hiroko Takasaki

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Dec. 31, 2010
Hiroko Takasaki, 79, of Monterey, Calif., a retired restaurant owner, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by husband Yasuo; son William; daughters Yumiko T. Laney, Shirley Jensen and Irene Oshiro; sister Yasuko Kawasaki; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services to be held in California. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Terue Tamura

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Dec. 29, 2010
Terue Tamura, 83, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Wayne, brother Kiyoshi Hishinuma and sister Fujie Sato. Private services.

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Sadamu Tasaka

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Dec. 31, 2010
Sadamu Tasaka, 96, of Lihue, a carpenter, died in Mahelona Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Koloa Jodo Mission.

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Kiyomi Tatsukawa

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Dec. 30, 2010
Kiyomi Tatsukawa, 89, of Honolulu, a retired fisherman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Kazumi and Akida Tatsugawa, and sisters Chieno Kurosu and Yukiko Sumiyoshi. Private services.

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Betty Sueko Tengan

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Dec. 29, 2010
Betty Sueko Tengan, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Foodland Super Market meat wrapper in Liliha, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John Sakuma; daughter Wendy Mizuno; brothers James and Clarence Morikawa; sisters Shigeko Okamura, Doris Inouye and Margaret Ichimura; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Hiroji Togashi

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Dec. 28, 2010
Hiroji Togashi, 97, of Maple Valley, Wash., a retired carpenter for Bonded Construction and E.E. Black, and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 1,399th Construction Battalion, died in Washington. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Wayne and Ralph, brother Kiichi and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kiyoto Uejio

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Jan. 5, 2011
Kiyoto Uejio, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Slipper House owner, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Glenn, daughter Karen Frix, brother Hiroshi, sister Masano Kubota, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations suggested to Palama Settlement.

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Tadao Urago

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Dec. 24, 2010
Tadao Urago, 81, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Agriculture research technician and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Jean, son Robert, daughter Elizabeth Tomosada, sister Toshiko Nakamura, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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