Archive for January 16th, 2011

Sioloa Aitogi

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Jan. 1, 2011
Sioloa Aitogi, 84, of Keaau, Hawaii, a computer technician and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Leone, American Samoa. He is survived by son Faatautui Sioloa, daughter Siupapa Segi, 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Felix Tolentino Aldoz

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Jan. 8, 2011
Felix Tolentino Aldoz, 61, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Fely Bolos; brothers Dominador, Mariano A. and Juanito; sisters Angela, Antonia and Apalonia Aldoz, and Lourdes Dizer; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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ROBERT B. ALEJADO

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ROBERT
B. ALEJADO

Robert B. Alejado, 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii passed away on January 5, 2011. Born In Kapaa, Kauai, he is survived by his wife Annie E., son; Robert Jr., daughters; Diane, Linda, Roxanne, Susan, Cynthia, brothers; Francisco, Dana, sisters; Leonora, Cresencia, Georgia, 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Services will be held January 24, 2011 at Resurrection of the Lord; address: 94-1260 Lumikula St. Waipahu, HI 96797. Visitation at 9:30 AM followed by Services at 11:30 AM. Casual Attire.

ROBERT B. ALEJADO

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ROBERT B. ALEJADO

Robert B. Alejado, 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii passed away on January 5, 2011. Born In Kapaa, Kauai, he is survived by his wife Annie E., son; Robert Jr., daughters; Diane, Linda, Roxanne, Susan, Cynthia, brothers; Francisco, Dana, sisters; Leonora, Cresencia, Georgia, 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Services will be held January 24, 2011 at Resurrection of the Lord; address: 94-1260 Lumikula St. Waipahu, HI 96797. Visitation at 9:30 AM followed by Services at 11:30 AM. Casual Attire.

Consuelo Carasi Bringas

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Jan. 1, 2011
Consuelo Carasi Bringas, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Manuel, Gary, Paul and Leopoldo Jr.; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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ELSIE AWAI BURGESS

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ELSIE AWAI BURGESS
January 7, 2011

Elsie Awai Burgess, 87, of Honolulu, a retired art educator. died of cancer complications. She is survived by her loving husband Dr.Jesse Hugh Burgess, sons Dr.Lawrence Burgess and Alex Burgess, daughters Liane Spoylar, Lani Lippert. Memorial Service January 19, 2011, 430 p.m., The Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), 2426 Oahu Ave., (Manoa), street parking. Casual attire, no flowers, optional donations to: The Dolphin Institute, 420 Ward Avenue, Ste. 212, Honolulu, Hi 96814.

HOWARD “HANKY” HING CHUN

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HOWARD “HANKY” HING CHUN

Howard “Hanky” Hing Chun, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully from this life into eternal life with Jesus on January 4, 2011 at the Hale Pulama nursing Facility at Kuakini. He was 94 years old. “Hanky” was born in China and moved to Hawaii at age 8 with his father. He started his printing career as a salesman for the old Tongg Publishing Company and quickly adapted to the American Dream. In 1952, he and his late wife, Frances, founded Howard’s Printery. Through the years he was also affililated with Hawaii Resort Industries, Royal State National Insurance and Wo Fat Restaurant. He reitred in 1990. He is survived by his son Harvey Chun; daughter Valerie (Patrick) Mathews, brother Edward Chun, sisters Rose Wong and Mabel Chun, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Family and friends are welocmed on Friday, January 21, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at 9:30 a.m. Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. The family requests that casual or aloha attire be worn for the services.

ANNIE KEALOHA KAPELIELA FREITAS

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ANNIE KEALOHA KAPELIELA FREITAS

Age 59, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 30, 2010 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Born July 12, 1951 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Brian (Kalei) Freitas, Anthony Freitas, Derick Freitas, Ivan (Charise) Freitas; daughter, Thelma (Wesley) Medeiros, Barbara Martin; brothers, John (Evelini) Kapeliela of AZ, Derwin Ruebsamen of CA; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (January 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. FlowersWelcome.

Janet Shizue Galapia

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Jan. 3, 2011
Janet Shizue Galapia, 71, of Waialua, a retired Haleiwa IGA Supermarket cashier, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by husband Rudy C., sons David and Randy, daughters Dawn Whittaker and Dana Kuboyama, brothers Robert and Glenn Yamanoha, sisters Lynn and Nora Yamanoha, and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Minnette Herras

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Jan. 5, 2011
Minnette “Louise” Herras, 79, of Kailua, a retired bakery sales supervisor at Safeway in Kaneohe, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James; daughters OJ Pacheco, Nani Figueroa, Minnette Herras, Deanie Herras-Glasow and Michele “Mickie” Herras-Fazzi Mattos; sister Luella Hug; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Lunch to follow. Private inurnment.

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Yoshiko Ishikawa

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Dec. 30, 2010
Yoshiko Ishikawa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Spencecliff-Tahitian Lanai waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Richard Kimitsuka; brothers Minoru and Shotoku Nakasato; sisters Yuriko and Toshiko Kato, Tomie Miyashiro and Shizuko Kimura; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Ashley Meleana Joy

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Dec. 9, 2010
Ashley Meleana Joy, 24, of Aiea, a University of Hawaii student, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Adam J. Joy and Charyl Ann McNeff, brother Michael, sister Kaui and grandparents Marion Kealoha and Barbara McNeff. Private services. Donations suggested to Ashley M. Joy Endowment Fund, c/o Ke Alii Pauahi Foundation, 534-3966.

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Emily K. Kaaua

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Jan. 11, 2011
Emily K. Kaaua, 88, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center head surgical nurse, died in Hilo. She was born in Umauma, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Pawela. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Entombment to follow at Homelani Mausoleum. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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LEILANI KAHALE

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

LEILANI KAHALE

Age 69, of Waimanalo, passed away December 28, 2010 at Castle Medical Center. Born August 9, 1941 in Honolulu.

She is survived by son, Edward Francis (Angie Lai) Kahale Jr.; daughters, Debora Leilani (Smiley Napihaa) Keliihoomalu-Napihaa of Alaska, Brenda Iwalani Keliihoomalu, Sharon (James) Naeole, Georgette “Joey” (Garry) Loa; brother, Larry Mckeague of Hilo; sisters, Shirley Rodrigues, June (Don) Harden of Georgia; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ethel Toyoko Yakabe Kurihara

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Jan. 6, 2011
Ethel Toyoko Yakabe Kurihara, 86, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Paul and Gary; daughters Denise Mitchell, Colleen Ohira, Sandra Kurihara-Van Ornum and Charlene “Dawn” Akana; brothers Robert, Harry and Charles Yakabe; sisters Lillian Yakabe-Yoshimoto, Katherine “Kit” Yakabe-Gima and Annette Yakabe-Yamada; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 99-641 Pohue St., Aiea. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Robert Wah Kee Luke

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Jan. 10, 2011
Robert Wah Kee “Bob” Luke, 91, of Honolulu, a retired city building inspector and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael; daughters Gloria Oshiro, Roberta Chong Kee, Paula Hoopai and Christine Go; sisters Dorothy Aila, Ethel May and Margaret Chun; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:15 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Virginio Marcos

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Dec. 6, 2010
Virginio “Marcus” Marcos, 49, of Honolulu, owner of Diamond Head Cove Health Bar, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Ann T., mother Josephine, brothers Efren and Alan, and sisters Jocelyn Ishikawa and Elizabeth Navarro. Scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Saturday at Ft. DeRussy Beach. Gathering: 10:30 a.m. on the Ilima Lawn fronting the beach and next to Hilton Hawaiian Village. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual or beach attire. Donations suggested to Marcus Marcos “Live Pono” Foundation. For more information, visit www.diamondheadcove.com.

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Felix Martinez

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Dec. 31, 2010
Felix Martinez, 87, of Honolulu, a Royal Typewriters office machine technician, died in Waipahu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Salvacion; sons Felix R., Henry and Dennis; daughter Helen Punohu; sisters Dalan Belmonte and Felicetas Ambaquil; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park-Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Ronald Yoshikatsu Mukai

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RONALD YOSHIKATSU MUKAI

69, died January 4, 2011, at Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Pearl City and raised in Waipahu.

He is survived by Grace H. Chae and Ron’s two sons, Derek K. (Karen) and Chad K.; brother, Douglas K. (Betty); sister, Elaine A. (Fumihiko) Indei; and grandchildren Kayla and Kelly.

Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, service 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Josephine Navarro

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Dec. 21, 2010
Josephine Navarro, 77, of Haleiwa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Recalte “Tommy”; sons Recalte Jr., Andrew and Reck; daughters Patricia Lumoya, Bernadette Simmons and Cheryle and Randalyn Navarro; brother Norman Ilac; and sisters Angelina “Kay” Acoba and Rose I. Meyer. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Marian Mitsue Nishioka

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Jan. 8, 2011
Marian Mitsue Nishioka, 88, of Hilo, an Orchids of Hawaii retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Atsuo; sons Newton, Owen and Curtis; daughter Lorna Yamashiro; brothers Toshiyasu, Terumi and Roy Sato; sisters Yasuko Honda, Elaine Soga, Sachiko Ogata, Eiko Kajiyama and Barbara Tsukamoto; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Andrew Gross Oliveira

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Jan. 8, 2011
Andrew Gross “Andy” Oliveira, 83, of Hana, Maui, a Hasegawa’s General Store retiree and an Army veteran who was honorably discharged, died at home. He was born in Hana. He is survived by daughter Armine Medeiros, brothers Joseph “Pinky” and Louis, sister Janet Hill and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hana. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao.

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GERARD “JERRY” RUSSO

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

GERARD “JERRY” RUSSO

Age 55, of Honolulu, passed away December 5, 2010 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born September 4, 1955 in Wilmington, Delaware. Jerry was a Professor of Economics at the University of Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Mary E. Sellers; daughter, Alexandra Russo; mother, Rachela Russo of Delaware; brothers, Louis (Michelle) Russo of Arizona, David (Cathy) Russo of Delaware, Bruce (Barbara) Russo of Delaware, Richard (Judy) Russo of Delaware; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University of Hawaii Foundation.

Ferdinand Agulay Alcantara Sr.

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Dec. 18, 2010
Ferdinand A. Alcantara Sr., 53, of San Felipe Llanera, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, a landscaper at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lahaina, died in Premiere Medical Center, Nueva Ecija. He was born in Nueva Ecija. He is survived by companion Emilia Paz; sons Roderick and Ferdinand Jr.; daughters Ferdilyn, Rubielyn, Jeannie, Ashley, Emberlyn and Wendilyn; mother Andrea; brothers Eduardo and Arturo; sisters Amelita Aquino and Nenita Alcantara; hanai sister Julie Antes; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

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Phyllis Yoshiko Takase

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Dec. 17, 2010
Phyllis Yoshiko Takase, 82, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, owner of Yoshi’s Sweet Shop, died in Aiea. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Clyde A., Neal S. and Warren Y.; daughter Carla L.; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Vito William Veneri

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Jan. 9, 2011
Vito William “Bill” Veneri, 91, of Mountain View, Hawaii, formerly of Honolulu, a Prudential Insurance Co. leading agent and manager, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Jersey City, N.J. He is survived by wife Harriet; son John; daughters Patricia Shimomoto, Glorianne Garza and Lisa Veneri; sister Anne Miars; caregiver Julieann Alesna; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No floral arrangements.

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Florence Ichiko Williams

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Jan. 7, 2011
Florence Ichiko Williams, 84, of Kailua, a retired co-founder of and office manager for Honolulu Freezer Food Service, died in Hospice Hawaii Palolo Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ted and Steven Csigi , daughters Emiko Chang and Eiko Romero, brother Kiyoshi Kimura, sister Mildred Hosokawa and 11 grandchildren. Visitation and refreshments: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Lois Wist Wright

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LOIS WIST WRIGHT

July 2, 1920 – Dec. 16, 2010

Lois Wright was born in Lahaina Maui. She was raised in Manoa, attended Lincoln elementary, Roosevelt (class of 1938), and graduated from U H Manoa. During WWII she worked in the WARDs (Women’s Air Raid Defense). She received her teaching degree and taught P. E. at Konawaena, Rad-ford, Dole, and McKinley, finishing at McKinley in the audiovisual department with an MA. In 1946 Lois married newspaperman Sidney Carl Wright. Lois had a passion for horticulture which was exemplified in her gardens. An avid outdoors-woman, she enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, and gardening, while continuing to teach swimming into her 80’s. As a teacher of feather lei making, she was never seen without her papale and feather lei. She was involved in Daughter’s of Hawaii, Oahu Retired Teachers Association, Foster Gardens, Lyons Arboretum, the Makiki Senior group, Wahine O Manoa, and the Hawaii Philatelic Society. She spent half the year on the Big Island where she belonged to Hamakua Family Community Education, the Hawaii Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, Vireyas in Hawaii, and the Hamakua Senior group and club.

Lois is survived by daughters, Carol W. Yurth and Marcia B. Wright, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau, 45-550 Kionaole Road, on Saturday January 22nd. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Service 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Yvonne Marie Yuen

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Jan. 5, 2011
Yvonne Marie Yuen, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Laura Morgan Preschool teacher’s aide, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Franz H., daughter Roma Y. Cadinha, brothers James and Philip Passion, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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