Archive for January 17th, 2011

James Mitsuo Arakaki

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Dec. 30, 2010
James Mitsuo Arakaki, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Auto Body and Paint proprietor and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Satsumi “Kay,” son Miles A., brother Robert Y. and sisters Yoshiko Kohagura, Edna H. Yamashiro and Betty C. Enay. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Ruth Rosemary Blitzer

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Jan. 7, 2011
Ruth Rosemary Blitzer, 90, of Keaau, Hawaii, an Army veteran, died. She was born in Rochester, N.Y. She is survived by sons Robert, Richard and Mark; sister Bety Jane Elman; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Primrose Bow

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Dec. 23, 2010
Primrose “Rose” Bow, 77, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Raymond; son Charles; daughters Kaylynn Costello, Tania Morrill and Kimberlee Bow; sister Christerbelle Itamura; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

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Carlos Robert Buhk

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Dec. 30, 2010
Carlos Robert Buhk, 71, of Koloa, Kauai, formerly of Mountain View, Calif., a former Title Guaranty employee, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Sheboygan, Wis. He is survived by wife Lynette, son Ryan, daughter Laina Maniscalco and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Dalton Van Cates

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Jan. 5, 2011
Dalton Van Cates, 20, of Kailua-Kona, a mason, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by father Dale; mother Debra Aaserude; brother Shepherd; sisters Heather Yohn-Grace, Heidi McKeague and Gretchen, Mindy and Annabelle Cates; and grandparent Margaret Davenport. Services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Amazing Grace Ministries at the end of Old Airport Road, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire.

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Elaine Yoshie Chang

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Jan. 2, 2011
Elaine Yoshie Chang, 67, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jason, brothers Garrick and Calvin Miyamoto, sister Trudy Aragon and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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Amy Tonami Ebesu

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Jan. 10, 2011
Amy Tonami Ebesu, 71, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse and public health nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Eric, daughter Allison Yue, brother Lindsey Arita, sister Ethel Ota and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Annie Kealoha Kapeliela Freitas

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Dec. 30, 2010
Annie Kealoha Kapeliela Freitas, 59, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brian, Anthony, Derick and Ivan; daughters Thelma Medeiros and Barbara Martin; brothers John Kapeliela and Derwin Ruebsamen; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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Samuel Yoshio Hamada

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Dec. 18, 2010
Samuel Yoshio Hamada, 79, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired self-employed carpenter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Wailua, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yaeko; son Samuel K.; daughter Nancy C.; brothers Wallace, Albert and Henry; sisters Ruth Kihara and Nellie Nishihira; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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William Andrew Brede III

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Jan. 7, 2011
William Andrew “Bully” Brede III, 53, of Anahola, Kauai, a Lihue Plantation irrigator, died in Samuel Mahelona Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Ryan “Hoku” Palacio and William “Kalani” Brede; daughters Gardenia, Glory and Gladys; father William Jr.; brother Shane; sisters Deborah Brede and Julieann “Tweety” Balai; stepsisters Helen Azevedo, MaryAlice “Momi” Furtado, LaVerne Sa and Leona McDermott; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Second Ward, Kapaa, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Sarah Kekela Ili

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Jan. 10, 2011
Sarah Kekela Ili, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired librarian with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Shafter, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Piihonua, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ellsworth; daughters Mary Jane Makua, Mary “Mele” Ah Ho and Maydeen Bailey; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Gertrude Roselani Seabury Kaauwai

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Dec. 24, 2010
Gertrude Roselani Seabury “Spitfire” Kaauwai, 78, of Kalaupapa, Molokai, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Olowalu, Maui. She is survived by daughters Laura, Debra, Sharon and Cynthia Frasco; stepsons Charles, Earl, Wayne and Christopher Kaauwai; brothers William and Lawrence Seabury; sisters Elizabeth Kahihikolo and Anna Maglinti; and numerous grandchildren. Private services.

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Susan Ellis Kalkhoven

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Jan. 10, 2011
Susan Ellis Kalkhoven, 55, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is survived by son Roger N., daughters Rachell Van Brocklin and Roseanna Kalkhoven, father Nash Miller, mother Barbara Ah Sing, stepfather Albert Ah Sing, brothers Albert R. and James A. Ah Sing, and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Edward Goro Kuba

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Jan. 1, 2011
Edward Goro Kuba, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Realtor and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mabel and numerous nephews and nieces. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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ETHEL TOYOKO YAKABE KURIHARA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

ETHEL TOYOKO YAKABE KURIHARA

Age 86, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away January 6, 2011 in Aiea. Born December 10, 1924 in Puunene, Maui. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pearlridge Ward; she raised her family in Guam and the Philippines at Anderson & Clark Air Force Base from 1950-1969.

She is survived by sons, Paul (Airi) Kurihara, Gary (Malia) Kurihara of Utah; daughters, Denise (Barry) Mitchell, Colleen (Dennis) Ohira, Sandra Kurihara-Van Ornum, Charlene “Dawn” (Nicholas) Akana; brothers, Robert (Debbie) Yakabe, Harry Yakabe, Charles (Kay) Yakabe; sisters, Lillian Yakabe-Yoshimoto, Katherine “Kit” Yakabe-Gima, Annette Yakabe-Yamada; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (January 20) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (99-641 Pohue St., Aiea) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Christine Dumlao Labuguen

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Jan. 6, 2011
Christine Dumlao “Tinay” Labuguen, 77, of Kahului, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by son Ferdinand “Ferd,” sisters Florencia Caday and Perfecta Agustin, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

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Hannah Kealoha Lino

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Jan. 11, 2011
Hannah Kealoha “Cookie” Lino, 66, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Kaiser Medical Center emergency room registrar, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wallace, Gerry and Kai Adarna; daughters Roxanne Chang and Shanena Lino; sister Puanani Caindec; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Solid Rock Ministries, Kopiko Plaza.

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Charles Arthur Lyman

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Nov. 30, 2010
Charles Arthur “Uncle Arthur” Lyman, 98, of Hilo, a retired Kapoho Land & Development president and manager, died in Hilo. He was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kani L. and son Trysten N. Private services.

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Bret Channon Medeiros

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Jan. 9, 2011
Bret Channon Medeiros, 51, of Kailua, owner of Bret’s Gym in Kailua, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jordan, Sean, Shane and Channon; daughter Jasmine; mother Charlene; brothers Brian, Blake and Billy; sister Joleen Lauriano; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at Boardriders, Kailua.

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Kikuye Mitsuda

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Jan. 6, 2011
Kikuye “Dorothy” Mitsuda, 87, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Hilo. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Dennis; daughters Laura Mizuno and Susan Tanouye; brothers Kazuo, Ikuo and Hideyuki “Dan” Komoda; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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HENRY YASUO MIYACHI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

HENRY YASUO MIYACHI

Age 85, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away December 22, 2010 in Honolulu. Born February 20, 1925 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Remedios M.D. Miyachi; brothers, James (Hannah) Miyachi, Harry (Ethel) Miyachi; daughters, Julie (Ron) Miyachi-Nakamura, Christine (Jon) Miyahira; step-daughters, Agnes (Manuel) Reyes, Dinah Villafranca, Dita Mazerik, Gilda (Rodney) Hayes, Chola Vizcarra; step-sons, Mari (Kaui) Doldolea, Martin K. Doldolea, Fernando Doldolea; grandchildren, Dane Nakamura, Drew Nakamura; 16 step-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (January 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Robert Eugene Mytinger

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Dec. 20, 2010
Robert Eugene Mytinger, 84, of Honolulu, a professor emeritus of public health at University of Hawaii School of Public Health, HMSA vice president of community relations and a Navy veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War with the U.S. Naval Medical Service Corps, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Belle Fourche, S.D. He is survived by wife Faye, daughters Heidi Gassman and Melissa Mytinger, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Asaharu Nakamura

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Jan. 1, 2011
Asaharu “Tani” Nakamura, 90, of Kailua, a retired electrician for the U.S. Signal Corps and for Sheraton Hotels, died. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris K., daughters Dorene A. Matsuoka and Sandra S. Omiya, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Joe Ng

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Dec. 25, 2010
Joe Ng, 94, of Kaneohe, a sheet metal worker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joe Jr., daughters Carolyn Walsh and Geraldine Lum, sisters Bea Wong and Mildred Chun, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Jon Kaichi Nishimura

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Dec. 30, 2010
Jon Kaichi “Jon-Jon” Nishimura, 45, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Hilo, owner of JN Home Inspections, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Warren and sister Lisa Iches. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Sondo Park

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Jan. 1, 2011
Richard Sondo Park, 91, of Honolulu and Tracy, Calif., a retired Highway Construction accountant, died at home in Tracy. He was born in Korea. He is survived by sons Linton and Dana, daughter Dicksie Tamanaha, brother Walter, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Alicia Sachiko Akimoto Robello

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Jan. 7, 2011
Alicia Sachiko Akimoto Robello, 63, of Honolulu, a retired J.C. Penney Co. advertising manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rodney R., daughter Morgan K., stepsons Rodney L. and Chad K., father Akira Akimoto, mother Patsy T. Akimoto and brother Brian T. Akimoto. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1350 Hunakai St. Celebration of life: 5 p.m.

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Morie Evelyn Sakai

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Jan. 12, 2011
Morie Evelyn Sakai, 96, of Kahului died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Howard H. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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ANNIE LAA SIUFANUA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ANNIE LAA SIUFANUA

Age 61, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 30, 2010 in Honolulu. Born March 27, 1949 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Annie was formerly employed by Hale Na’au Pono & Reverend of the Gathering Place of Hope Church.

She is survived by daughters, Antoinette Siufanua, Susan Siufanua; brothers, Edward N. (July) Spencer of L.V., Samuel (Marcella) Spencer, David (Debra) Spencer of Molokai, Rev. Nathan K. (Jackie) Spencer, Rev. Jerremial (Bennielee) Spencer, Rev. Edward H. (Bonnie) Spencer, Nicholas Spencer; sisters, Geraldine (Paul) Souza, Nicolette (Mark) Garland of WA, Naomi Garner, Ruth Barco; grandchild, Tony.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (January 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Benjamin Kazuo Sonoda

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Jan. 8, 2011
Benjamin Kazuo Sonoda, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired nuclear inspector for the federal government, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Naeno; daughters Grace M. Fujimoto, Machi Char and Chico Yahiku; brother Douglas K.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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