Archive for January 29th, 2011

Francis Dennis Hau’oli Akaka

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Jan. 15, 2011
Francis Dennis Hau’oli “Oli” Akaka, 65, of Kihei, Maui, a mason, landscaper, taxi driver, lunch wagon cook and entrepreneur, and security guard, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jonah H., Jason K., Jacob L. and Tyler H.; daughters Melony K. NeSmith and Janessa H. Akaka; sister Lou Ann K. Garcia; former wives Monica L. Akaka and Niana “Bonnie” K. Downey; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Motorcycle run: 10 a.m. Friday through South Kihei. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Kalama Park, Kihei. Celebratory ‘Aha ‘Aina to follow at Kalama Beach Park Pavilion.

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Chester K.T. Ching

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Jan. 7, 2011
Chester K.T. Ching, 90, of Honolulu, a retired equipment specialist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clara C.; son Chresmon N.C.; daughter Colette C. Dhakhwa; brothers Percival and Ronald; sisters Mabel Woo, Alice Young, Gladys Dye and Bernice Chong; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Bowman Michael Chun

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Jan. 25, 2011
Bowman Michael Chun, 79, of Honolulu, a private pilot and an Air Force veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Christy and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Brigida Cabanilla Dela Cruz

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Jan. 12, 2011
Brigida Cabanilla Dela Cruz, 87, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Alberto Jr., Florante and Raymund; daughters Purificacion C. Pagaduan, Ester Pacis, Teresita Banderil, Adoracion Ku and Leticia Giron; sister Epifania Oliva; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Apostles & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ADELAIDE “FRENCHY” CONETTE KEANUENUEOKALANINUIAMAMAO DESOTO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ADELAIDE “FRENCHY” CONETTE KEANUENUEOKALANINUIAMAMAO DESOTO

Age 81, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away January 21, 2011 in Waianae. Born February 4, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii. “Frenchy” was a champion of causes, former OHA trustee chairwoman, and Hawaiian activist.

She is survived by sons, John (Pati) DeSoto, Bruce (Margit) DeSoto, Ronald (Tamara) DeSoto, Manny (Cathy) DeSoto; daughter, Laura (Bart) DeSoto-McCollough of Kamuela, HI; sister, Patricia Layton of Maui; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous: nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (February 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Thursday (February 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ELIZABETH “NONI” DUMLAO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ELIZABETH “NONI” DUMLAO

Age 69, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 8, 2011 in Aiea. Born September 10, 1941 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Retired beautician at Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange Beauty Shop.

She is survived by sons, Dominic (Crystal) Dumlao, Donavan Dumlao; daughter, Donna Lynn Dumlao; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; brothers, Steven (Alice) Bello, Ernie Bello, Mel (May) Bello of Torrance, CA, Richard Bello; sister, Rosalinda (Stanley) Senaha of Montebello, CA.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (February 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (February 2) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

William Paul George

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Dec. 14, 2010
William Paul George, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Navy master chief petty officer on four submarines, died at home. He was born in Springboro, Pa. He is survived by brothers Robert and Wendell, and sisters Bernice Braden, Donna Blood, Beverly Middleton and Margaret Briley. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Viella Kahuluiwalani Vida Whittle Hao

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Jan. 14, 2011
Viella Kahuluiwalani Vida Whittle Hao, 94, of Pearl City, a retired Consolidated Theatre cashier and Hawaii Humane Society bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leighton and William “Willy” Whittle, daughters Patricia “Pat” Baker and Leilani Oliveira, stepson George,14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Andrew Cruz III

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Jan. 19, 2011
Andrew Cruz III, 66, of Wahiawa, a former employee of Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station Public Works Central, Honolulu Mass Transit and the construction industry, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Linn Lucas; sons Michael, Curtis and Jason; daughter Felline Yoshikawa; mother Inocencia; brother Lester; sisters Estrellita Kamaka and Winnie Colon; and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. today at Wellspring Covenant Church, 99-900 Iwaena St., Halawa Valley. Casual attire.

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Kay Kimie Ito

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Jan. 20, 2011
Kay Kimie Ito, 95, of Honolulu, a private cook, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Roy K., daughter Fay I. Atkinson and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Fern Ione Jancovic

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Jan. 23, 2011
Fern Ione Jancovic, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired secretary, died in Pohai Nani Care Center. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by daughters Diane Kuta and Joanne Schultz, brother Harris Johnson, sister Laverne Andrews, and two grandchildren. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Pohai Nani at www.good-sam.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

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George Perry Jr.

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Jan. 24, 2011
George Perry Jr., 76, of Honolulu, a city retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born on the Big Island. He is survived by wife Myrna, son Bruce, daughter Lora and sister Judy. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joseph Kananimauloa Kalani

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Dec. 30, 2010
Joseph Kananimauloa Kalani, 88, of Chula Vista, Calif., died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean K. Hopkins; daughters Bernice Yandall and Bonnie Olmos; sisters Mildred Willingham, Betsy Ho, Dorothy Colli and Virginia Geigle; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Chula Vista.

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Dorothy K. Kawakami

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Jan. 19, 2011
Dorothy K. Kawakami, 88, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Hakipuu. She is survived by daughter Milie Murakami, brother John Yamamoto and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Harold Tsutomu Kimoto

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Jan. 21, 2011
Harold Tsutomu Kimoto, 88, of Pearl City, an Oahu Transport retiree and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gertrude; daughters Karen Thompson, Glenda Miyashiro and Colette Sowers; brothers Isami and Sanji; sisters Edna Tanabe and Akie Nason; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. next Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maria Kit Yuk Lau

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Jan. 25, 2011
Maria Kit Yuk Lau, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Buddah Lounge bartendress, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by husband Yuk Keung; sons Steven and Henry Lee; daughter Pauline Paczkowski; stepsons Wai Sing, Wilson and John Lau; stepdaughters Im Fun Ling, Tracy Lau and Amy; father Tin Lap Chow; brother Paul Chow; sisters Kit Ching Law and Kit Ho; five grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Maximino A. Raquedan

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Jan. 4, 2011
Maximino A. Raquedan, 87, of Kailua, a retired Kailua Nursery florist, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cresencia; son Nelson M.; daughters Elizabeth Fernandez and Leslie-Ann M. and Shirley Raquedan; father Silvestre; mother Filipa Areola; four grandchildren; and a great-grand- child. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. next Saturday at St. Anthony’s Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Severo Soriano

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Jan. 12, 2011
Severo Soriano, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Kiewit Pacific Construction carpenter, died at home. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Helen, sons Gilbert and Glenn, mother Juliana, three brothers, two sisters, seven grandchildren and a great-grand- child. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual black attire. Flowers welcome.

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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, daughter Susan B., sister Phebe Elsworth-Williams, six grandchildren and two great-grand- children. Services held. Additional information for an obituary published Jan. 20.

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FRANCIS “SKIP” CRAWFORD JR. RET CAPT USSN

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FRANCIS “SKIP” CRAWFORD JR. RET CAPT USN

Francis “Skip” Crawford Jr. Ret Capt USN April 9, 1930 – January 29, 2010, 79, passed away suddenly in Stockton, CA. Originally from New York. While in the Navy he fell in love with the Islands. The Islands were his home! Survived by son Michael (HI), daughter Sue, grandson Robert (CA) and brother Peter (VA).

Gordon K.H. Wong

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Jan. 19, 2011
Gordon K.H. Wong, 46, of Kaneohe, owner of Key Lime Tree Communications Co., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kris Matsumoto, sons Jordan and Noah, and sister Kathryn W. Smith. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Agnes F. Yuen

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Jan. 23, 2011
Agnes F. “Agie” Yuen, also known as Agnes F. Duffy and Agnes F. Kalama-Mana, 90, of Wahiawa died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William M. and Ralph Kalama, and Ron Mana; daughters Thelma Kim, Murriel M. Ana, Barbara J. Matias and Kathleen K. Mana; brothers Benjamin, David and James Alvarez; 31 grandchildren; 107 great-grandchildren; and 58 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. at the park cemetery. Casual attire.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran