Archive for January 31st, 2011

Alice Michiko Abe

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Jan. 12, 2011
Alice Michiko Abe, 82, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Luci. Private services.

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Thomas Tsutomu Aoki

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Jan. 18, 2011
Thomas Tsutomu Aoki, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Robert K. Akahiji Construction Co. carpenter and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Kukaiau-Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lucille; son Blaine; daughter Allison Nikaido; brother Roy; sisters Nancy Meguro, Jane Okuhara and Betty Shiotani; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ruby Jeannette Ascherman

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Jan. 25, 2011
Ruby Jeannette Ascherman, 88, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Findlay, Ill. She is survived by daughter Vicki L. Feeney. Services to be held in Illinois. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association of Hawaii.

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Pedro A. Braceros

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Jan. 4, 2011
Pedro A. Braceros, 88, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Francisca Castaneda, Sally Jardinado and Lourdes, Visitacion and Charita Baclig; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren, Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Mable Mew Hee Chang

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Jan. 19, 2011
Mable Mew Hee Chang, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state government secretary, died in Kuakini Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dixon; brothers William, Kenneth, Dr. Carl and Dr. Bert; and sisters Minnie Lum, Marian Chun and Melanie Jakahi. Private services.

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John Stephan Edwards

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Jan. 11, 2011
John Stephan Edwards, 61, of Honolulu, founder and president of Edwards Design Group Inc. Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Jan; son Noel Klingenberg; brothers Dr. James, Jeffrey and Joel; and sister Jane Bianco. Private services.

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Yasuko Fujimoto

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Jan. 19, 2011
Yasuko Fujimoto, 86, of Aiea, a retired office clerk with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, died in a private care home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Sharon S. Fujimoto and Jan C. Lim, sisters Hazel Hamura and Sue Nishimura, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Tomoye Fukunaga

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Dec. 22, 2010
Mildred Tomoye Fukunaga, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery forelady, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George T. “Pola,” daughters Diane E. and Lynette M., and brother Masami Kanda. Private services.

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James Tsugio Hamada

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Jan. 17, 2011
James Tsugio Hamada, 101, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government electrician for the Army, died. He was born in Pauwela, Maui. He is survived by wife Yachiyo, daughter Kathy Hamaka-Kwock, hanai son Milton Kwock, sister Toshie Ikemori, caregiver Roxanne Miller and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Soto Mission of Hawaii, 1708 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Lorna Kikuno Hino

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Nov. 2, 2010
Lorna Kikuno Hino, 87, of Kailua, a retired Kailua Intermediate School teacher, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hono- lulu. She is survived by husband Packard A. and son Lincoln K. Private services.

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Chadwick Keola Huihui

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Jan. 26, 2011
Chadwick Keola Huihui, 63, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired custodian, died at home. He was born in Hono-lulu. Private services.

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Esther Y. Ishikawa

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Jan. 20, 2011
Esther Y. Ishikawa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dr. Glenn, daughter Susan A., brothers Walter and Thomas Harimoto, and sister June Takasaki. Private services.

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Richard Keiso Iwanaga

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Jan. 12, 2011
Richard Keiso Iwanaga, 93, of Aiea, a retired McKesson & Robbins liquor department supervisor, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Elsie A., daughter Eve T. Takayesu, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Josephine Maile Kalani Jakahi

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Jan. 15, 2011
Josephine Maile Kalani Jakahi, 81, of Waianae, a retired Fort Shafter Commissary sales clerk, died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Jack and Michael, daughters Jacqueline and Cynthia, brother George Staudinger, sister Frances Lamadora, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Augustine Kahai Jr.

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Dec. 27, 2010
Augustine Kahai Jr., 66, of Molokai, an Army veteran, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by companion Monnett Kamelamela; sons Augustine III, Arthur and Sean; daughter Melissa; brothers Joseph, Abraham, Eugene and Roland; sister Lavern Rhody; and 11 grandchildren. Celebration of life potluck: 1 p.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park, “Flats.”

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Nora Setsuko Kanja

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Jan. 16, 2011
Nora Setsuko Kanja, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by daughters Coreen Kanemoto, Lynn Tanabe and Charlene Kanja; brothers Brian and Patrick Morioka; sister Florence Kono; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edwin Kaukini

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Jan. 23, 2011
Edwin “Richard” Kaukini, 78, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Ka’u Mac Nut heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Keoni Kahiliawa, caregiver Doreen Kamakea and a grandchild. Private services.

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HAROLD TSUTOMU KIMOTO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

HAROLD TSUTOMU KIMOTO

Age 88, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 21, 2011 in Pearl City. Born June 26, 1922 in Kukuhaile, Hawaii. A former member of Pearl City Lions Club, a
retiree of Oahu Transport and a U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by wife, Gertrude Kimoto; daughter, Karen (Brian) Thompson of NJ, Glenda (Sandy) Miyashiro, Colette (Edward) Sowers; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Isami Kimoto of CA, Sanji Kimoto of MI; sisters, Edna Tanabe, Akie Nason of CA.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (February 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 8:30 a.m. Saturday (February 5) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Kimiko Kodani

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Jan. 11, 2011
Kimiko “Kay” Kodani, 89, of Hilo, a Mr. Papaya retiree, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clayton, Glenn and Wayne; brother Sakuichi Nakamura; sisters Nora Imamura, Betsy Kubo, Sarah Okada, Mabel Watanabe, Eileen Nakamura and Lorraine Yogi; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Nobue Kotomori

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Jan. 12, 2011
Nobue “Lillian” Kotomori, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Woolworth deli employee, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Edward H., Roy K. and Wayne K.; brothers Haru and Goro Kajiyama; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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LISA ANN LAFAVE-SOLMERIN

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

LISA ANN LAFAVE-SOLMERIN

Age 44, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 17, 2011 in Waipahu. Born July 11, 1966 in Denbigh, Virginia.

She is survived by husband, Jason Solmerin; sons, Titus Solmerin, Thor Solmerin; daughter, Brandi Solmerin; 1 grandchild, Summer Solmerin; brothers, John LaFave, Michael LaFave; aunt, Elizabeth Takara; cousin, Michelle Takara.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (February 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (February 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park

Dorothy Foo Ying Lee

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Jan. 15, 2011
Dorothy Foo Ying Lee, 76, of Honolulu, a retired food service employee, died. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by son Cedric, daughters Lynette Lee Eng and Marilyn Lee, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Reginald Chiu Hung Lum

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Dec. 19, 2010
Reginald Chiu Hung Lum, 83, of Monterey Park, Calif., a Jet Propulsion Laboratory aeronautical engineer and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Christine, sons Ronald and Marcus, daughters Susan Lum-Watts and Tracy Lum, and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Hector Tasuku Matsuda

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Dec. 9, 2010
Hector Tasuku Matsuda, 81, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Agriculture pesticide specialist and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by son Howard K.; daughter Sandra M. Akazawa; brothers Richard and Wellington; sisters Margaret Amano, Mabel Ueshiro, Alice Tachenko, Dorothy Pokipala and Grace Mock; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Nancy Takako Mitsuyoshi

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Jan. 5, 2011
Nancy Takako Mitsuyoshi, 75, of Honolulu, a retired medical records clerk at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, died. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Debra L.M. Triska and Lisa Y.M. McWhorter; sisters Florence Kaneshiro, Rose Kawasaki, Margaret Beck, Getty Galvin and Carolyn Mizukami; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward, 1723 Beckley St. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Elaine Mitsuko Nishimoto

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Jan. 17, 2011
Elaine Mitsuko Nishimoto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired J.C. Penney sales clerk, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Norman H., son Guy H., daughter Janice R., sister Julia Fukumoto, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Takeo Ono

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Dec. 10, 2010
Takeo Ono, 87, of Kailua, a retired mason and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Evan; daughters Rita Duarte-Avilla, Helen Oshiro and Grace Takemoto; brothers Stanley, Warren and Stephen; sister Jean Zenigami; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Fanny Ching Saito

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Jan. 15, 2011
Fanny Ching Saito, 82, of Honolulu, a federal civil service retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kaaawa. She is survived by husband Tatsuo, sons Stuart T. and Sanford A., brother Henry Ching, sisters Annie Kam and Gladys Mello, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Azalea Daisy Anuhea Sapigao

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Jan. 9, 2011
Azalea Daisy Anuhea Sapigao, infant daughter of Bradford A.E. and Nicole A. of Waianae, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Xeden; grandparents Esitolo and Redine Mauga, Richard Rosario and Vanessa Gomes; and great-grandparents David and Aileen Rosario, and Helen Rodrigues. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Polino Evangelista Sr.

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Jan. 14, 2011
Polino “Lino” Evangelista Sr., 77, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a Mauna Kea Agribusiness heavy equipment operator, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gilberta; sons Paulino and Jamie; daughters Kelly Velasco, Tracie Cruz and Kristle Evangelista; hanai son Christopher Kawaihae; hanai daughters Cheryl Ahonima and Lorinette Dedrick; brothers Henry and Allen; sisters Aileen Gascon, Margie Cudal, Elizabeth Soares, Mildred Cabral, Yvonne Blare and Patricia Villasista; nine grandchildren; and two hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kolekole Beach Park. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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