Archive for January 20th, 2011

FRANK “FRANKIE” PARAN CABANIG

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

FRANK “FRANKIE” PARAN CABANIG

Age 62, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away December 25, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born June 20, 1948 in Tabunok, Cebu, Philippines. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 64 as a sandblaster. Member of Balaan Catalina Society.

He is survived by wife, Leilani T. Cabanig; sons, Frank (Stella) Cabanig, Jeff (Jennifer) Cabanig; daughter, Lucy (Laren) Narciso; 6 grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (January 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (January 24) at Immaculate Conception Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Bobby Kuuipo Enfield

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Dec. 31, 2010
Bobby Kuuipo Enfield, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Earle M. Jorgensen Steel Co. machine operator and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mae Z.; son Randy Brezee; daughters Dawn K. and Erica A.; father Henry Thronas; brothers Andrew Jr., Nathan, Neal and Reginald Apuna; sisters Coleen Rivera, Eileen Vidinha, Rhonda Tandal, Andrea Hamasaki, Bernadette Janicki and Bernadene Cypher; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial at a later date. Aloha attire.

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Francesanne Fountain

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Jan. 6, 2011
Francesanne Fountain, 76, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired legal secretary, died in Pukalani. She was born in Knoxville, Iowa. She is survived by sons Mark and Dr. Nathan, daughter Jessica, a brother, six sisters, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services held.

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SARAH KEKELA ILI

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SARAH KEKELA ILI
Ko Makou Anuenue o Kealoha
“Our Rainbow of Love”

Like the hues of the rainbow arched high in the sky, so was our Mom who planted and guided us with her gentle hands, her firm loving voice, but most of all the seed she planted with love. Like the rainbow, each color represented her loving kindness. Through our peaks and valleys, our joys and disappointments, she was there. With faith she moved mountains. With faith she trusted in her Lord for His loving kindness to see her through the times she felt alone. Mom, the seed of love you planted years ago is in full bloom. New branches have sprouted and each leaf, the colors of the rainbow. So when the rainbow appears, it will remind us that each color we see, we will really see you. Me ke aloha pauole, kau ohana keiki, Ellsworth, Mary Jane, Mele and Maydeen.

Allan M. Iwaishi

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Jan. 16, 2011
Allan M. Iwaishi, 92, of Makawao, Maui, a state Parks Department Maintenance Division employee, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Dorothy; daughters Faith Onaga and Ranie Fukumoto; brothers Isamu, Yoshito and Ryuichi; sister Masae Honda; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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William Perry Jr.

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Jan. 10, 2011
William “Boy” Perry Jr., 64, of Henderson, Nev., a retiree, died in St. Rose Sienna Hospital, Henderson. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty J.; sons Kalani, John and Kaipo; daughters Anela Delima and Judith Kanealii; stepsons James, Vidal, Jon and Berle Edayan; stepdaughter Anna Young; five brothers; a sister; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Holiness Church, 53-776 Kamehameha Highway, Hauula. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Toyoko Kaneshiro

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Jan. 12, 2011
Toyoko Kaneshiro, 84, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother John; sisters Sharon Mowat, Katherine Takushi, Nancy Tom and Ruby Kaneshiro; and caregivers Luz and Alex Ruiz and family. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yasuo Kawakami

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Jan. 10, 2011
Yasuo Kawakami, 87, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a coffee farmer, state employee and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Waikiki. He is survived by brother Kenneth and sister Shirley Uyemura. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua, Hawaii. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Hichiro Kawamoto

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Jan. 2, 2011
Richard Hichiro Kawamoto, 84, of Pearl City, a retired general contractor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Richard Y.; brothers Jerry S., Herbert Y. and Fred N.; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Carol Keiko Kawamura

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Jan. 13, 2011
Carol Keiko Kawamura, 62, of Makawao, Maui, a state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations employment service specialist supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Glenn; sons Garrett and Derek; daughters Julie and Janna; father Kazuyoshi Kikuchi; brothers Wayne, Brian, Neil and Keith ; and sister Karen Kikuchi. Private services.

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Charles Kalua Kealoha

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Dec. 31, 2010
Charles Kalua Kealoha, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a musical entertainer and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Christine; sons Kale and Kelena; daughter Kalika; brothers Alexander and Nelson; sister Maryann K. Parker; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. Call 808-756-8459.

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Isaac Pohakoaoli Lewi

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Jan. 12, 2011
Isaac Pohakoaoli “Ike” Lewi, 55, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a former Kona Surf Resort banquet porter, Carquest Kona driver and United Meats butcher, died at home. He was born in Waikii , Hawaii. He is survived by companion Janice Medeiros; sons Solomon Lewi III, Isaac Lewi Jr., Shawn Vasquez and Christian Medeiros; daughters Rebecca Lewi and Megan Medeiros; brothers Leroy and Kaulu; sister Rebecca Zetler; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hale Halawai. Lunch and fellowship to follow. No flowers.

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Meleseleise Sataraka Mao

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Jan. 2, 2011
Meleseleise Sataraka Mao, 73, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Fagamalo, American Samoa. She is survived by son Samuel; daughters Verna Teofilo, Jane Siagatonu and Edwina and Stephanie Mao; brothers Sale, Etisone, Enele, Dr. Isakara and Andrew Sataraka, and Malala Pei; sister Taielua Smith; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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Edwin Satoshi Masuda

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Jan. 17, 2011
Edwin Satoshi “Eddie” Masuda, 54, of Lihue, a Kauai County Solid Waste Division accounting clerk, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Jodie; daughters Kristal, Kellie and Kori; father Satoru; brother Eric; and sister Debbie Harris. Visitation: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Services: 5 p.m.

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Raymond Dennis Motta

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Jan. 11, 2011
Raymond Dennis Motta, 69, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. substation planner and scheduler, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Clara, sons Raymond Jr. and Robert, daughter Colleen Toma, brother William and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Asaharu Tani Nakamura

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ASAHARU TANI NAKAMURA

Age 90, of Kailua, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2011 at his home with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doris K., daughters Dorene (Maughn) Matsuoka, Sandy (Dan) Omiya, & grandson Matthew Omiya.

Tani was born in Hilo, Hawaii, a proud graduate of Hilo High School 1939. Following graduation, he moved to Honolulu to attend the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Business College. He joined the U.S. Army where he served from 1946-1949 and received an honorable discharge as a Corporal. He found employment with the Federal Civil Service U.S. Army Main Communications Station Signal Corp. working as an electronic technician. While work-ing, he heroically saved the life of a co-worker from electrocution and received an official Commendation for Meritorious Service. He retired from the Federal Government after 29 years of service.

Not one to stay idle, Tani studied for and achieved his Electrician’s License which allowed him continued employment at Kuakini Hospital & the Ilikai Hotel. He stayed with the Sheraton Hotel Corp. for 10 years, was extremely well liked and was often personally called upon by the General Manager himself. He finally welcomed retirement in 1985.

Tani was a member of the Amateur Ham Radio Club (KH6ALU, AH6DM), RCA Golf Club, Oroku Golf Club, and the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association. His passion for Hawaiian music and slack-key steel guitar playing introduced him to many notables in the field of music.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation from 10:00 am. Aloha/ casual attire is welcome.

Betty Kimiko Oshiro

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Jan. 13, 2011
Betty Kimiko Oshiro, 87, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Wilfred and Alan, daughters Karen Ogawa and Lynette Uehara, sisters Madeline Matsuda and Alice Kamiya, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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JENNIFER LYNN COLON PARSONS

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

JENNIFER LYNN COLON PARSONS

Age 42, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away January 1, 2011 in Waipahu. Born January 23, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jennifer was a bakery manager at Foodland-Ewa Beach.

She is survived by husband, Norman Parsons; sons, Daniel Colon, Norman Parsons, Jr.; daughter, Johnette Colon; parents, Benjamin & Juanita Colon; brothers, William (Mona) Pelayre, Greg (Julia) Pelayre; sister, Janet (Jeff) Svare of CA; stepsons, Aaron Parsons of Hilo, Donavan Parsons of Hilo; stepdaughter, Nicole Parsons of Hilo; grandchild, Dayson; in-laws, Jeanette & Nelson Mize; numerous nieces, nephews & uncles.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (January 24) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd. Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Lorraine Thelma Perry

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Dec. 25, 2010
Lorraine Thelma Perry, 86, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Genevieve G. Perry and Ethel E. Medieros. Graveside services: 2:15 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary published last Thursday.

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Gerard Russo

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Dec. 5, 2010
Gerard “Jerry” Russo, 55, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii economics professor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Wilmington, Del. He is survived by wife Mary E. Sellers; daughter Alexandra; mother Rachela; and brothers Louis, David, Bruce and Richard. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to University of Hawaii Foundation.

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EDITH T. SHIMOMURA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

EDITH T. SHIMOMURA

Age 94, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 14, 2010 in Pearl City. Born January 6, 1916 in Ewa Beach. A member of Waipahu United Church of Christ. Her hobby was being a mom, grandmother, and wife.

She is survived by husband, Hiromu Shimomura; son, Douglas (Nanette) Shimomura; daughter, Jo Ann (Mark) Tanaka; sister, Ethel Nishijima; 5 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private Services were held.

Clinton J. Molina Sr.

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Jan. 13, 2011
Clinton J. Molina Sr., 57, of Waianae, a Close Electric employee and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mildred K.; son Clinton J. Jr.; daughters Jessica Tabije and Bernadette Sapp; mother Lehua Leroux; stepmother Dorothea; brothers Randy and Vicxon Molina, and Cedric Low; sisters Jessie and Victoria Molina, Winifred Labrador, Iris M. Johns and Janeen M. Payne; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay Beach. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Mildred K. Molina, P.O. Box 4184, Waianae, HI 96792.

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Elizabeth Elsworth Starbuck

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Jan. 1, 2011
Elizabeth Elsworth “Bettie” Starbuck, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired real estate agent, died at home. She was born in New York City. She is survived by husband Raymond, son David, sister Phebe Elsworth-Williams, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Monday in Parke Chapel at Saint Andrew’s Cathedral. Services: 1:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Edwin Masao Sueyoshi

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Jan. 6, 2011
Edwin Masao Sueyoshi, 76, of Los Angeles died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Motoyoshi, Sakae J. and Osamu; and sisters Shizuko Maeda, Naeko D. Takara and Setsuko Sueyoshi. Services in Los Angeles.

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Juana Obando Sunga

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Jan. 5, 2011
Juana Obando “Aning” Sunga, 64, of Waianae, a Makaha Valley Country Club retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Eliajar, Sherwin, Jerome and Ronald; father Julian Obando; brothers Mariano and Ricardo Obando; sisters Vitaliana Ceon, Rosario Agmata, Virginia Castillo, Zita Obando and Asuncion Leung; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Patsy Harumi Suyat

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Jan. 10, 2011
Patsy Harumi Suyat, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired McKinley High School librarian, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Craig, Keith and Scott; brother David Oda; stepsister Rachel Nagai; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin.

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Andrew Mitsuto Takata

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Jan. 12, 2011
Andrew Mitsuto Takata, 79, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Alice S., sons Scott H. and Matt H., brother Daniel T., sister Kiyoko Murashige and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Elaine Mieko Takata

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Jan. 14, 2011
Elaine Mieko “Mike” Takata, 83, of Kailua, co-owner of Kailua Auto Top and Glass Shop, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roy H. and Nelson N., daughters Karen Y. Zink and Diane E. Takata, sisters Julia A. Takata and Lorraine T. Tengan, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. next Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Glenn Allan Takemoto

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Dec. 30, 2010
Glenn Allan Takemoto, 55, of Kahuku, owner of a landscaping business, died in Kahuku. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Dolores C. Manalo; brothers Anthony M., Harold L. Jr. and Deano; and sisters Theresa Sells and Rena Hix. Services in March.

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Matilda Tamarra

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Nov. 15, 2010
Matilda “Sima” Tamarra, 62, of Salida, Calif., died in Modesto, Calif. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Burton A. “Burt” or “Bobo” I; son Burton “Butch” II; daughters Rozelle Neely, Rhoda Tamarra and Rozelyn Onate; brothers Ronald and George Ondayog; sisters Teresita McKee and Candy Nakagawa; and 13 grandchildren. Private services.

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