Archive for January 23rd, 2011

Arthur Fui Hee Ako

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Jan. 16, 2011
Arthur Fui Hee Ako, 91, of Honolulu, a Navy Public Works Center machinist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kailua-Kona. He is survived by wife Josephine “Dolly”; daughters Sheila Pang, Donna Yogi, Frances Perry and Leslie Brown; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Robert Anthony Almeida

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Jan. 7, 2011
Robert Anthony Almeida, 63, of Waialua, a hospital transporter and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Melinda S., son Justin L.K., daughters Joell K. Andrade and Janell K. Almeida, brother Mitchell, sisters June Kauwalu and Arlene Kokubun, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Parish, Waialua. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Derrick Keaoula Amaral

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Jan. 16, 2011
Derrick Keaoula Amaral, 40, of Hilo, a musician and cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sarina; son Isaiah; daughters Chevlyn Wooley, Isis Amaral and Mehana and Taysha Salvador; father Henry J. Jr.; mother and stepfather Maize and Chris Lievens; brothers Duane, Darren and Desrick; sister Trisha; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alejandra Reyes Arigo

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Jan. 14, 2011
Alejandra Reyes Arigo, 77, of Ewa Beach, a teacher, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Cavite, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rodolfo B.; sons Nolasco Joseph, Guillermo Peter and Paul; daughters Maria Lourdes A. Ganal and Maria Theresa R. Arigo ; sister Agripina R. DeGuzman; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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John Arrojo

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Jan. 14, 2011
John Arrojo, also known as “Rippah” and “Bull,” 62, of Papaaloa, Hawaii, a former Orchid Isle Hauling & Rental bulldozer operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Aaron, Bradley and Jeffrey; daughter Tricia Ventura; brothers Howard and Marvin Angelo, and Joseph, Gary and Donald Arrojo; sisters Elizabeth Alameida and Irene Malendres; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Remedios Abuel Badua

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Jan. 2, 2011
Remedios Abuel “Remy” Badua, 77, of Honolulu, owner of Jesse Bakery and Restaurant, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jacinto; sons Manuel, Joseph, Reuben and Fernando; brother Buenaventura Abuel; sister Soledad Acosta; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Ruth “Ruthie” Lee Chock

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RUTH “RUTHIE” LEE CHOCK

Age 70, of Kaimuki, Hawaii, was a retired educator who taught at Kainalu Elementary School. She passed away January 18, 2011 in Kaiser Permanente Hospital. Born November 25, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Loved and will be missed dearly.

She is survived by husband, Theodore Y.S. Chock, sons Darrell
J. and Derrick G. (Gwen) and grand daughter Gabrielle.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday January 26, 2011 at Diamond Head Mortuary (529 18th Ave)., service at 6:30 p.m.. Burial and grave side services on Thursday January 27, 2011 10:30 a.m.

Casual/Aloha attire.

Silvino Jambaro Dela Cruz

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Dec. 26, 2010
Silvino Jambaro Dela Cruz, 83, of Waipahu, a Hawaii Laborers Union Local 368 retiree, died in Ho-nolulu. He was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Honorata M.; son Franklin; daughters Belma Back, Susan Rosario, Jo Sarajina and Brenda Baliza; brother Nestor; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Pomaika’i kalani he u’i lani Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Ferreira

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Jan. 9, 2011
Pomaika’i kalani he u’i lani Ke-liko-a’ela-ka-ua-i-ke-kai Ferreira, 1, of Hilo died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by father Ernest Medeiros; mother Sommer; grandparents Joe Ferreira Jr., Kirk and Lolita Rapozo, and Ernest M. and Lori Medeiros; hanai grandparents Todd and Nalani Brown; and great-grandparent Florence Medeiros. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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George Yoshito Fujimoto

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Jan. 12, 2011
George Yoshito Fujimoto, 79, of Mililani, a Mililani Recreational Center employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Fern M. Fujimoto and Imi S. Tojo, brother Franklin and sisters Amy Fujimoto and Diana Minakami. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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FRANK DEWEY GIBSON

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

FRANK DEWEY GIBSON

Age 81, of Honolulu, passed away January 1, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center East. Born April 4, 1929 in Honolulu. Frank was the night foreman for Hickam Air Force Base Commisary.

He is survived by wife, Mildred K. Gibson; sons, Kimo (Lynn) Gibson, Michael (Vickie) Sherlock, Daniel (April) Sherlock, Robert Sherlock, Mark (Trudy) Sherlock; daughter, Katie (John) Erickson; brother, Eddy (Marla) Gibson of California; sister, Della Bowthorpe of California; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 28, 2011, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Frank Dewey Gibson

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Jan. 1, 2011
Frank Dewey Gibson, 81, of Honolulu, a Hickam Air Force Base Commissary night foreman, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred K.; sons Kimo Gibson and Michael, Daniel, Robert and Mark Sherlock; daughter Katie Erickson; brother Eddy; sister Della Bowthorpe; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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DIONISIA AMANTE GUILLERMO

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DIONISIA AMANTE GUILLERMO

A.k.a. Mama Guillermo, D, Mama & Nanai, 95 years old, of Kaneohe passed away on January 6, 2011. She was born in Alegria, Cebu, Philippines. She is survived by children Sophie (Harold) Nakamura, Joseph (Patricia) Guillermo, Millie (Peter) Conrardy; son in-law Alfredo Ramento; daughter in-law Bertha Barques; 27 grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren; 63 great, great grandchildren; siblings Juanita Gemeno, Tibong Ames, Conchita “Bonnie” Padayao, Cornelio “Coneng” Manaba & many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by husband Jose Guillermo; children Felisa & Chrysantos Taiping, Elizabeth Ramento, Fortunato Barques Jr.; two grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; siblings Marciana “Saning” Jugas; Sotero Manaba & Teodolo Manaba. SERVICE & BUIRIAL ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary & Cemetery. Visitation: 10 am. Service: 11 am. Burial: 1 pm. Casual attire, no flowers.

Charlottte Elsbeth Hedwig Ihara

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Jan. 13, 2011
Charlotte Elsbeth Hedwig Ihara, 84, of Honolulu died in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Germany. She is survived by husband Tetsuo and brother Werner Helass. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Gerald Alfred Tipp III

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Jan. 8, 2011
Gerald Alfred “Gary” Tipp III, 46, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Washington. He is survived by father Gerald A. Jr.; brothers Chris, Jason, Aaron, Colin and Parker; and sisters Leslie, Linnea and Payton. Services: 2 p.m. today at Sandy Beach.

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TOYOKO KANESHIRO

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

TOYOKO KANESHIRO

Age 84, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. She was born in Hono-lulu, Hawaii. She is survived by brother, John (Setsuko); sisters, Sharon Hideko Mowat, Katherine Takushi (Carl), Nancy Tom, Ruby Kaneshiro; nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews; caregivers Luz & Alex Ruiz & family.

Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 25 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Noah Ah Sing Leong

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Jan. 19, 2011
Noah Ah Sing Leong, 88, of Wailuku, a state Highways Division painter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Jason; daughter Leola Muromoto; sisters Williette Wong and Charlotte Morton; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Kepualani Charley Panui

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Jan. 5, 2011
Kepualani Charley Panui, 80, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Christina A.M.; sons Charles K. and Randall F.; daughters Karen Swain, Derine Tiell, Charlene Mejia, Sharon Fout and Brenda West; stepsons James Querra, Benjamin Manini and Robert Mahina; stepdaughters Leimomi Motoyama, Leilani Manini and Leihua Guerra; brother Andrew Kalaukoa; sisters Maxine Avilla, Nora Taylor, Veda Burroughs and Bernadette Hughes; 31 grandchildren; 21 stepgrandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lazaro Cajas Raymundo

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Jan. 11, 2011
Lazaro Cajas Raymundo, also known as “Ray” and “Pedring,” 73, of Ewa Beach, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Violeta Q.; sons Russell, Larveeh and Junior; brothers Jose and Rogelio; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Victoria Leinani Pulawa Reis

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Jan. 13, 2011
Victoria Leinani Pulawa Reis, 80, of Nanakuli, a Sears Roebuck sales clerk, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne B. and Clyde C.; daughters Sharaleen C. McShane and Darlyette L. Meyer; brothers Wilford K., Lawrence L., Herbert S. and Steven Pulawa; sisters Joyce K. Ah Mook Sang, La-Venda J. Saberon, Maydell L. Osterlogh, Marian R. Pulawa and Roberta Westbrooks; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire.

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MICHAEL HADEN ROGERS

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MICHAEL HADEN ROGERS

61 yrs young passed away of natural causes JAN. 18, 2011. Born in Hawaii, Michael worked closely with the medical community. He was a waterman and a talented surf photographer and artist. He is survived by his Mother, Esther Rogers; children, Keith, Christian and Ashley Rogers; brother, Daniel Rogers; sister Deborah Howe and her husband Grant Howe. Services will be held Feb 5, 2011 from 2-5pm at Kailua beach park (near the parks pavilion)

DAVID LEE SPELL

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

DAVID LEE SPELL

Age 82, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away January 7, 2011 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Born December 21, 1928 in Yoakum, Texas.

He is survived by wife, Chung Hee Spell; step-son, Jae Yong Shin; step-daughter, Su Hwa Shin (Daniel T.) Meisenzahl; 2 granddaughters; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday (January 28) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Memorial Service 11 a.m. Committal Service 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

David Lee Spell

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Jan. 7, 2011
David Lee Spell, 82, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Yoakum, Texas. He is survived by wife Chung Hee, stepson Jae Yong Shin, stepdaughter Su Hwa Shin Meisenzahl and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Gregorio Tapaoan Dela Cruz Sr.

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Jan. 11, 2011
Gregorio Tapaoan Dela Cruz Sr., 89, of Wailuku, a landscaper at the Kapalua Bay Hotel, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita G.; sons Alex “Felix,” Rodolfo “Rudy,” Ricardo “Ricky,” Gregorio Jr., Eddie, Darwin and Sonny; daughters Josie Tumaneng, Lolita Villanueva, Erlinda Cabingas and Julie Valencia; sisters Dorothea Santos and Felomina Pascua; 30 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pawela, Haiku, Maui.

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Alice Matsue Sumida

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Jan. 12, 2011
Alice Matsue Sumida, 92, of Kahului, a Craft’s Drug Store waitress, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by son Baron; daughters Martha Ishii, Sylvia Lum and Sandy Sumida; brother Nagatoshi Yoshida; sisters Satono Suzuki and Yvonne Nagoshi; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.

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Cindy Lou Darlene Summerall

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Jan. 11, 2011
Cindy Lou Darlene Summerall, 51, of Waianae, a Leeward Roofing and General Contracting secretary, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Latoya Rivera and Tiana and Bianca Summerall; parents Peter and Juanita Rivera; brothers Peter Jr., Pete Steven , Daniel and Rocky Rivera; sisters Cynthia Lou Vilamova, Crystal A. Walden and Lavita Richardson; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Patricia Piilani Switz

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Dec. 1, 2010
Patricia Piilani Switz, 59, of Kaneohe, a cook, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by cousin Chester Alapai, nephew Pookela and niece Willene Liftee. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kualoa Ranch Fishpond, Molii. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 17.

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William Alfred Switz

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Dec. 9, 2010
William Alfred Switz, 62, of Kaneohe, a retired laborer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Melanie Cullen, son Pookela, daughter Willene Liftee, hanai son Joshua Liftee, hanai daughter Lauwae Liftee and nine grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kualoa Ranch Fishpond, Molii. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 17.

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Naomi Yamakawa

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Jan. 13, 2011
Naomi Yamakawa, 68 of Haiku, Maui, a retired Maui County waste water division clerk, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by mother Esther; brothers Lynn, Glenn and Melvin; and sisters June Sage and Elsie Morimoto. Private services.

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Patsy Ann S. Yang

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Jan. 8, 2011
Patsy Ann S. Yang, 83, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. laboratory employee, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sisters Betty P. Manzano, Hattie Y. Le Blanc and Alice Yang. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: noon.

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