Archive for January 19th, 2011

Antonia Aikichy

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Jan. 3, 2011
Antonia Aikichy, 59, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Micronesia. She is survived by husband Supu; sons Dominic and Suwaik Samuel, and Liwis Aikichy; daughters Maureen Ledlec and Tonia, Suania, Suanin and July Aikichy; brother William Bossy; sisters Rosita Samuel and Josephin Luke; and 25 grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

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Ignacio Quidachay Babauta

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Dec. 20, 2010
Ignacio Quidachay Babauta, 79, of Honolulu, a retired government employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Guam. He is survived by wife Marjorie, daughter Jadean and a grandchild. Private services.

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Toyoko Baham

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Dec. 31, 2010
Toyoko “Yoko” Baham, 77, of Mililani died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Yamagata prefecture, Japan. She is survived by son Randolph. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Norman H. Eko

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Dec. 21, 2010
Norman H. Eko, 50, of Ashburn, Va., formerly of Pearl City, an RLM Communications information assurance manager, died in Suburban Hospital in Virginia. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Janet. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers.

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JOHN WILLIAM P. JAMES

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JOHN WILLIAM P. JAMES

Celebration of Life:

Sadly for all, John William P. James passed away on Dec. 31, 2010.

A celebration of John’s fully-lived life will be held at 6-9pm on January 21th at Kapiolani park near the 12 Coconuts meeting place. Bring your favorites stories of John for farewell toasts. A short history of John is available at www.hopeandpeacehawaii.org/

Otome Kaneshiro

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Jan. 8, 2011
Otome Kaneshiro Yago: Menokanegusuku, 101, of Honolulu, a retired co-owner of Columbia Inn, died. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Francis K. “Frenchy” and Robert R., daughters Lily Higuchi and Doris Sheppard, brother George J. Takara, sister Kiyoko K. Higuchi, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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NIKI PILI KANUI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

NIKI PILI KANUI

Age 30, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 9, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born April 20, 1980 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Loved and will be missed dearly.

He is survived by father, Jeffrey Kanui; mother, Faith Pomaikai; grandfather, Samuel Pomaikai; grandmother, Bernice Kanui; brothers, Jeffrey (Cheryl) Kanui, Niki (Danielle) Kanui, Jr., John (Anela) Kanui, Anu Boi Kanui, Jonathan Amina Kanui; sisters, Charlene (Joseph) Aweau Kanui, Bernice (Ama) Joshua, Keola Kaahanui; hanai brothers, Graham (Kailani) Weiss, Jesse Sale, Niki Kanui III, Thomas (Jenn) Palallatoc, Nelson Kanui, John Jacob Newman, Nolan Kanui, Ray Dillingham “Sticks”, Kainoa Aila, Apela Medina, Herman Jeremiah, Jonathan (Momi) Taamu; hanai aunty’s, Rene’e U. Tavares, Ronnie Taamu, Vanessa (Spake) Morse; hanai children; nephew, Chevy Kanui; niece, Selena Kanui; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, and aunties.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (January 22) at Nanaikapono Protestant Church (89-235 Pua Ave., Nanakuli, HI 96792 Ph. 668-1184). Service 11:00 a.m.

SARAH KUULEI REQUILMAN LENNOX

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SARAH KUULEI REQUILMAN LENNOX

71, died 01 JAN 2011 in Lansing, Kansas. She was born in Olaa, Puna, Hawaii. Survived by sons, Nolan E. M. of Indiana, John N.K. and Roger W.K. of California, Craig A.K. and Keven K.K. of Waianae, HI Martin. Brothers, Alfred of Arizona, John and Arnold Requilman of Honolulu, HI. Sisters, Maraea Barrientos of Tenn. Florence Keliikoa and Rosita Hatori of Hilo, HI. Josephine Melanowski of California and Frances Camp of Honolulu, HI; 10 grandhildren, 1 great-grandchild. Memorial 22 JAN 2011 at Waianae Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 10 AM Viewing, 11 AM. Service, 12 PM Internment at Waianae Boat Harbor, 1 PM Luncheon at Chapel to Follow. Flowers and Leis Acceptable.

MELESELEISE SATARAKA MAO

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

MELESELEISE SATARAKA MAO

Age 73, of Honolulu, passed away January 2, 2011 at her residence. Born February 8, 1937 in Fagamalo, American Samoa.

She is survived by son, Samuel Mao; daughters, Verna Teofilo, Jane (Manuia) Siagatonu of Kentucky, Edwina Mao, Stephanie Mao; brothers, Sale (Faletolu) Sataraka, Etisone (Litia) Sataraka, Enele Sataraka, Dr. Isakara (Elisapeta) Sataraka, Andrew Sataraka of Texas, Malala (Aloaloelela) Pei of American Samoa; sister, Taielua Smith; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 24, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Committal service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers Welcome.

James Paul McMoore

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Dec. 22, 2010
James Paul “Mac” McMoore, 71, of Waianae, a retired heavy equipment operator, truck driver and an Army veteran who served with the 1st Battle Group, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Emilia Kipapa; sons James Jr. and Jesse; daughter Kaleo Sivia; brothers Les Kent and Raleigh Reid; sisters Lillian T. Wipple, Marian Alexander, Shirley Lantrip, Jane Utu and Lucille S. Nua; and 10 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Divine Church of God, 86-406 Kuwale Road, Waianae. Lunch to follow.

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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, Leatrice Ogata, Eiko Kajiyama and Barbara Tsukamoto; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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Masao Nishioka

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Jan. 10, 2011
Masao “Mac” Nishioka, 85, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Lihue Sugar Plantation heavy equipment mechanic, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by caregiver/niece Laura and numerous nephews and other nieces. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1:30 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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HARRIET HANNAH MAKIA AWANA O’SULLIVAN

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O’SULLIVAN, Harriet Hannah Makia Awana
1917-2011
Hali`a Aloha
Makia: The stake which holds the main beams of a house together, that its roof will remain firmly over everyone’s head
Harriet Hannah Makia Awana O’Sullivan, of Kailua, died peacefully at her home on January 8, 2011, ninety-three years after taking her first breath.
She was a beloved woman who descended from a distinguished line of Hawaiian and Tahitian chiefs. Her great-great-grandfather, Tau`a, journeyed from Huahine to Hawai`i in the company of Reverend Ellis and became a revered spiritual teacher to Keopuolani, Kamehameha’s sacred wife. Her great-grandmother, Hannah, for whom she was named, was a relative of Queen Emma and a member of her household. John Kamanoulu, Harriet’s grandfather, was elected to the Territorial House of Representatives, Fifth Legislature. While, her grand aunt, Jennie K. Wilson, was a distinguished dancer in the court of King Kalakaua and the wife of Mayor John Wilson.
The daughter of Jennie Kamanoulu Awana Ezera of Wailuku, Maui and Theodore Awana, of Makawao, Harriet was born at the Kapi`olani Children’s Hospital in Honolulu on November 20, 1917 and raised on Maui and O`ahu. With scholarship awards from Princess Bernice Pauahi and Ida Pope, she graduated from the Kamehameha School for Girls, Class of 1936, where she was Class President, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, 5th year Teaching Certificate, and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. Choosing to serve in the public school system, her illustrious career spanned thirty years of service in classroom teaching and school administration in urban and rural communities, from Kalakaua to Ka`a`awa, Hau`ula, Ala Moana, Kahuku, Waiahole, Kailua, American Samoa, and beyond.
A revered hulu kupuna, “Aunty Harriet” was a passionate educator who treasured her work, her students, especially those with special needs, and her colleagues throughout her life and continued to motivate and inspire them, even decades after her retirement as the District Special Projects Director for the State Department of Education
Her distinguished lifetime of leadership and service to the community epitomized excellence in education, the empowerment of women, and the rights of the Hawaiian people. Harriet’s gifts were numerous, and she shared them abundantly, with a “can do” attitude: As chair of the Kailua Neighborhood Board; Founder of the Hoku Le`a Preschool; Advisor to the Queen Lili`uokalani Children’s Center; Community Advisor to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; President and Board member of the Girl Scout Council of the Pacific; Special Projects Coordinator and O`ahu Island Representative of ALU LIKE, Inc.; Project Coordinator of the Native Hawaiian Education Council; President of the Foundation for Hawaii Women’s History; Board member of the Aloha United Way; Officer and Board member of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs O`ahu Council (AOHCC); lifetime member of the Ali`i Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Club; Chair of the AOHCC Hanai Task Force; member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society; and, on. With the support of Papa Ola Lokahi, Harriet authored seminal articles on the health and well-being of Native Hawaiians, adding to her list of important publications.
She was actively involved in numerous civic, professional and social organizations over the years, among them: The Young Farmers Association; Hawaii Education Association; Hawaii Government Employees Association; National Educational Association; and, the Hawaii Foundation for History and the Humanities.
Residents of Ko`olauloa and Ko`olaupoko fondly remember how Harriet enriched their lives by organizing the University Extension (UE) club, coaching team sports, hosting dances, gathering and raising food to supplement the school budget, and, even, operating the 1st volunteer Fire Engine Company out of the family’s garage in Ka`a`awa.
Though her philosophy was one of service without expectation of recognition, she was honored by numerous organizations, including the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Hawai`i State House of Representatives, the Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association, the YWCA, and the Girl Scout Council of the Pacific.
Harriet was preceded in death by her college sweetheart and husband, Patrick J. O’Sullivan, Jr., as well as her siblings, Theodore Kauanoe, William John, and Benjamin Onaona Awana and, step-brother, Daniel Ezera. A great-great-grandmother seven times over, she leaves a legacy of 79 descendants, and one yet on the way, including her children: Lynette Ku`uipo Lum (Winston); Patrick “Sonny” III (Lynn); Lois Mikahala Blackstad (Stan); Peter Mike (Lisa), and, Rachel Kealaonapua Watson; 29 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and, loving friends.
No one will forget her aloha, compassion, honesty, humility, integrity, passion for learning, and wisdom. Her words and deeds comfort and inspire us at this time of great sadness. Hawai`i is blessed to have known such a woman as Harriet Hannah Makia Awana O’Sullivan, who tirelessly held the roof strongly over all of our heads.
Memorial services will be held on January 23 at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Visitation at 2:00 p.m. Service at 3:00 p.m. Shuttle service will be provided between designated parking areas and the Chapel. Burial will take place at Diamond Head Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. on January 24. Flowers and lei are welcomed. Aloha/casual attire. Services will be managed by Borthwick Mortuary.

Virgilio Oberes

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Jan. 13, 2011
Virgilio “Ver” Oberes, 69, of Mililani, a Mililani Fil-Am Baptist Church pastor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Culion, Palawan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Nelda, sons Vernel and Walter, daughter Nelvee “Bing Bing,” two sisters and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Fellowship, Mililani Mauka, 95-1080 Ukuwai St. Casual attire.

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BETTY KIMIKO OSHIRO

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

BETTY KIMIKO OSHIRO

Age 87, of Hawaii Kai, passed away January 13, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born May 13, 1923 in Koloa, Kauai.

She is survived by sons, Wilfred (Gail) Oshiro, Alan (Letitia) Oshiro; daughters, Karen Ogawa, Lynette Uehara; sisters, Madeline (Miyoshi “Boxer”) Matsuda, Alice Kamiya; daughter-in-law, Anne Oshiro; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, January 24, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RICHARD SONDO PARK

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RICHARD SONDO PARK

A memorial service will be held for Richard Sondo Park at the Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., on Saturday, Jan. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. Park, 91, died on Jan. 1 at his Tracy, Calif. home attended by his son and daughter-in-law, Linton and Mary Beth Park.
Born in Korea in 1919, Park became a naturalized citizen of the United States in the 1950s, in Honolulu, where he lived until 2002, when he moved to California.
The youngest of six children born to father Sai Whan Park and mother Sunie Lee Park of Korea, Park is survived by his older brother, Walter Park of Honolulu, HI. Upon entering English standard school in Honolulu, Sondo chose for himself the name Richard, after Richard the Lion Hearted, legendary king of England.
Park married his high school sweetheart, Madeline Louise Peters in 1942. They both enjoyed performing in high school musicals by Gilbert and Sullivan, which started them on a life-long ministry of singing and playing music.
A committed Christian and self-taught musician, harmonica player and tenor soloist, Park directed choirs for Kakaako Mission and Honolulu Bible Church, where he led worship service singing, taught Sunday School and served as deacon. He also sang and played for churches and community organizations with his wife and their three children as the Park Chorale Group.
Park worked as a bookkeeper and accountant for Von Hamm Young and Highway Construction Company until his retirement in 2001. During that time, he also served as a member of the construction industry men’s choral group.
More recently Mr. Park’s harmonica medleys could be heard at the First Baptist Church in Tracy, assisted living facilities, Tracy restaurants, medical offices, political events and for three consecutive years — 2008, 2009 and 2010 — at the Tracy Fourth of July “Day in the Park” celebration at Lincoln Park, as well as generally all around town.
Richard and Madeline Park are survived by three children who reside in California: Dicksie Park Tamanaha of Santa Rosa, Linton Park of Tracy (wife Mary Beth Park), and Dana Park of Kelseyville; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Grandchildren are Christopher (Fen) Tamanaha, John Tamanaha, Noelle Hense, Soonie Landschoot, Toby Park, Kristina Vommero and Tracy Olsen. Great grandchildren are Sierra and Hannah Hense, Samantha and Dylan Park, Logan and Connor Olsen, Alexa Kiyomi Tamanaha and Melia Landschoot.
Another memorial service will be held for Park on Jan. 29 in California. Burial will be in Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe, HI.

Serafi Namulauulu Lafaele Sala

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Dec. 16, 2010
Serafi Namulauulu Lafaele Sala, 88, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Fogapoa, Savaii, Samoa. She is survived by sons Etuati “Eddie,” Tali, Areta, Fanueli, Edison, Jaracz, Tavita and Valoaga Lafaele; daughters Salilo Andersen, Nuu o moa Talivaa and Amaketo Scanlan; sister Seiao Mose; 42 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaii First Samoan Assembly of God, 1420 Palama St., Honolulu. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Additional services: 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Edwin Tokifuji

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Dec. 29, 2010
Edwin “Eddie” Tokifuji, 69, of Honolulu, a Hirota Painting Co. painting supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maria; brothers Allan and Ernest Tokifuji, and Steven Nishiyama; and sisters Harriette Asato and Lynn Iwamoto. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji, 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dorothy June Turnbull

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Jan. 11, 2011
Dorothy June Turnbull, 88, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Livingston, Mont. She is survived by husband Joseph II, son Joseph III, daughter Mary Kaems, brother Arnold Huppert Jr. and four grandchildren. Private services.

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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. tomorrow at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No floral arrangements. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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Erode S. Venkataraman

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Jan. 8, 2011
Erode S. Venkataraman, 88, of Mililani, died in Pune, India. He was born in Madras, India. He is survived by sons Jayaraman and Balaraman, daughter Bhagya, sisters Sampoornam and Rajeswari, and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Balaraman residence, 94-1015 Ahiu Place, Mililani. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to your favorite charity or Kapiolani Health Foundation.

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Siling Jo Westcott

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Jan. 9, 2011
Siling Jo Westcott, 36, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia. She is survived by husband Arthur N., mother Yohoen Jo and sister Ainie Jo. Private services. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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LOIS WIST WRIGHT

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LOIS WIST WRIGHT
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SATURDAY 1/22
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT KOOLAU-KANEOHE
VISITATION 8:30 A.M.
SERVICE 9:30 A.M.

Nobuichi Yokoyama

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Jan. 7, 2011
Nobuichi Yokoyama, 93, of Pearl City, a retired carpenter, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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