Archive for February 1st, 2011

PEDRO A. BRACEROS

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

PEDRO A. BRACEROS

Age 88, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away January 4, 2011 in Honolulu. Born March 31, 1922 in Aragan, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

He is survived by daughters, Francisca (Freddie) Castaneda of NY, Lourdes (Elpidio) Baclig, Jr of NY, Sally (Danny) Jardinado of TX, Visitacion (Villamor) Baclig of NY, Charita (Leonardo) Baclig; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; nephews, Dr Godofredo Baclig, Diokno Ramelb; niece, Luz Baclig-Ramelb.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (February 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (February 5) at St Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

RALPH HANAILANI HANOHANO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

RALPH HANAILANI HANOHANO

Age 69, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away January 9, 2011 in Kapolei. Born March 13, 1941 in Hilo, Hawaii. A retired welder.

He is survived by son, Ralph Hanohano; daughters, Felecede Hanohano, Audra Aano, Serena Hanohano; sisters, Kathleen Sato, Lorraine Vinigas, Aileen Franco, Loretta Nonies, Cindy Ontiveros; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews,
nieces and cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (February 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Flowers Welcome.

Raymond Tetsuo Higa

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Jan. 27, 2011
Raymond Tetsuo Higa, 67, of Pearl City, a retired Leeward Lounge bartender and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by brothers Herbert and James, and sister Jean Yamanaka-Kane. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alfred Mitsuo Hisamoto

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Jan. 2, 2011
Alfred Mitsuo Hisamoto, 89, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Mieko, sons Wayne Hisamoto and Dwayne Yap, daughter Patricia, brother Hidemi, sister Norma Kido and three grandchildren. Private services.

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ALFRED MITSUO HISAMOTO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

ALFRED MITSUO HISAMOTO

Age 89, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 2, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born September 9, 1921 in Waialua, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Mieko Hisamoto; sons, Wayne (Ann) Hisamoto, Dwayne (Nancy) Yap; daughter, Patricia (Gary Yatomi) Hisamoto; 3 grandchildren; brother, Hidemi Hisamoto; sister, Norma Kido of CA; nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.

Roland Pedro Ibous

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Jan. 4, 2011

Roland Pedro Ibous, 62, of Waipahu, an Aloha Contract Services employee, former Aloha Airlines employee and a Navy veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Roland R.; companion Blanca Larson; and sisters Clarita “Clair” Amante, Lolita “Linda” Reynon and Donna Nieves. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services at noon. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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George Carl Schattenburg III

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Jan. 18, 2011
George Carl Schattenburg III, 77, of Makawao, Maui, an artist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Mark, Richard and Aaron; daughter Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond; sisters Ellen Townsley and Marian Pickens; former wife Patricia Avery; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Hanakao’o “Canoe Beach” Park, Lahaina. Celebration of life and potluck luncheon: 11 a.m. No flowers or gifts. Donations suggested to charity.

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ARTHUR A. “BUDDY” WIGGLESWORTH III

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

ARTHUR
A. “BUDDY” WIGGLESWORTH III

Age 48, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 14, 2011 in Aiea. Born September 27, 1962 in Calais, Maine.

He is survived by son, Arthur A. “Makana” Wigglesworth IV; daughter, Alyxus Wigglesworth; mother, Patricia M. Wigglesworth; sisters, Kimberly (Joseph) Buggs, Jerilynn (David) Herrell; nephews, niece, and grandnieces.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (February 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Eugene Kaleihalakahi Pahee Jr.

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Jan. 18, 2011
Eugene Kaleihalakahi Pahee Jr., 80, of Pupukea, a retired coconut tree trimmer, died in Wahiawa Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Delilah-Mae K. Ortiz. Services pending.

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Juan Rivera Sagucio Jr.

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Jan. 25, 2011
Juan Rivera “Jr.” Sagucio Jr., 55, of Kekaha, Hawaii, a Transportation Security Administration employee at Lihue Airport, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Jack; brothers Bernardo, Elmer and Edgar; and sisters Rizalina Nacapuy and Carolina Pacol. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Ernest Hideo Kamisato

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Jan. 8, 2011
Ernest Hideo Kamisato, 87, of Honolulu, a general contractor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy; brother Tadao; and sisters Gladys Kamisato, Jane Larson and Jessie Teruya. Visitation: 11 a.m. next Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Jim Konzo Kishida

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Jan. 19, 2011
Jim Konzo Kishida, 43, of Oxford, Ala., formerly of Kamuela, Hawaii, a Bright Idea Candle Factory employee, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by companion Michael Cantyne; mother Alice; brothers Alan, Dyck and Keevin; and sisters Donnajean Sunada, Patsyann Costa and Paula Young. Services in Alabama.

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Prudencia Dela Cruz Laoan

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Jan. 21, 2011
Prudencia Dela Cruz Laoan, 84, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cornelio, son Jose, daughter Arcelie Dela Cruz, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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TIRSO GUERRERO MARQUEZ

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

TIRSO GUERRERO MARQUEZ

Age 58, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 12, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born July 27, 1952 in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. Was employed at Fresh Start Bakeries; member of Teamster Union Local 996.

He is survived by wife, Resurreccion Marquez; daughters, Maribel Marquez, Kimberly Marquez; brothers, Eduardo (Bessie) Marquez, Carlos (Karen) Marquez; sister, Romualda (Villamor) Martin of North Carolina.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (February 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Verna Kam Nyuk Martin

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Jan. 15, 2011
Verna Kam Nyuk Martin, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Hawthorne Pacific Corp. sales manager, died in Long Beach, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Violet Ng Chang; sons Scott, Shane, Shawn and Stacy; and daughter Susan. Celebration of life: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hawthorne Pacific Corp., 94-025 Farrington Highway. Program: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Soroptimist International of Waikiki Foundation Inc., Aloha United Way or American Red Cross.

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Akio Masuda

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Jan. 16, 2011
Akio “Aki” Masuda, 76, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment mechanic and Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. He is survived by son Wesley; daughters Sandee Kishimori, Kay Tajiri and Tammy Oishi; brother Terry; sisters Dorothy Hutson and Chieko Soga; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Michael Tsuneo Nakamura

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Jan. 7, 2011
Michael Tsuneo Nakamura, 94, of Pearl City, former owner of North American Life Insurance Agency, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by son Randal, daughters Sharon Kurz and Myrtle James, sister Yuriko Yanagisako, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Legend Kalaeloa Nuestro

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Dec. 31, 2010
Legend Kalaeloa and Christian Sixx Nuestro, infant twin sons of Marvin Nuestro and Tricia Laanui of Hawaii, died. They were born in Kapiolani Medical Center. They are also survived by brother Lamont Laanui and sister Triana Laanui. Private services.

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Haruso Sawamoto

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Jan. 11, 2011
Haruso Sawamoto, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard fire control mechanic, retired Kuakini Medical Center maintenance worker and an Army veteran, died in Ho-nolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Carole Sonoda and Judy Garma, sisters Yaeko Hasegawa and Dorothy Yusi, five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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REV. PUNEFU “WILLIE” SIANIA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

REV. PUNEFU “WILLIE” SIANIA

Rev Punefu W. Siania (Papa), 83, of Waipahu, Hawaii passed from this life on January 5, 2011 at Pali Momi hospital. Preceeded in death by his mother, Pele Paogofie of Pava’ia’i, Am. Samoa, father, Willie Siania of Satupa’itea, Savai’i, and his wife, Mua’au P.Siania of Nu’u’uli, Am. Samoa. Punefu graduated from Marist Brothers HS in Am. Samoa, Kapiolani Community College (AS) and Central Michigan University (BS).

At the early age of 22, Punefu had already established himself as an entrepreneur in Am Samoa with several businesses (bakery shop, grocery store and bus passenger service) that were very prosperous. Punefu gained a wealth of knowledge as he worked as the Sr. Court Administrator for the Supreme Court of Am. Samoa. In his 13 years in the courts, he conducted legal research; public defender for 7 of his court years; legal translator/interpreter; and Director of Vital Statistics (birth/death, Land/Titles; Marriage/Divorce) etc. Meanwhile, Punefu was also a devoted layman in the Methodist Church.

Approximately 14 years later, Punefu was to pursue Law School at Georgetown University. Instead, he decided to expand his entrepreneurial wings and relocated his family in 1965 to Honolulu, establishing himself as a PR officer with Pan American Airlines, a Sales Rep for Tavares Travel Service, as well as founding one of the first Samoan owned grocery stores in Honolulu and continued to open several other stores in various locations in the Kalihi-Palama area. Punefu, by choice, raised his family in the projects (Kam IV & Mayor Wright Homes). At the time, 6 of his 7 children, ranging in the ages of 15 years to a few months old with his youngest son being born in 1975. Punefu maximized their living conditions as an opportunity to teach his children and have them experience first-hand, humility, hard work, perserverance, respect, honor, appreciation, love, family, cohesiveness, confidence, self-worth, opportunity, pride, time management and a wide world of choices.

In his lifetime, Punefu used his God given ability as an educator by teaching at Farrington High, State Safety Driving Instructor/Inspector, and also as a Citizenship instructor for the US Immigration Office. Punefu was involved in numerous projects with the City and State (Model Cities Program, HCAP, SSPA, Homeless Programs Youth Corrections & First to Work). He was a political activist, a proud Republican that worked gracefully with Democrats. Punefu had several political and dignitary friends like Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, John Waihe’e, John Carroll and his good friend Uncle Barney Trask who once at Mayor Wrights, cooked us Turkey for Thanksgiving with the best home-made gravy ever.

In 1985, Punefu was ordained as a full fledged Reverend with the Methodist Church of Samoa (MCS) in Hawaii. After his retirement from the MCS in 1997, he attended Harris United Methodist Church where he continued to use his credentials as a Pastor. He also continued to be very active in the community and practiced his legal experience by representing numerous families in Family Court mitigating on their behalf such cases as: welfare fraud, divorce, adoption, misdemeanor, and child/spousal abuse. Rev Siania trusted in God as his provider and his security, as the scripture says, “If God before us, who can be against us?” Papa remained a strong independent individual going about his every-day business whether driving, catching the city bus, handi-van or walking until he lost his left leg in August of 2009 due to a serious infection.

Dad ran his course, finished his race and reached his final destination on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. He is survived by daughters, Musuai M. (Chaco Unutoa) Siania – Mua’au, Ma’alona, Mitiana, Manaia of Waipahu, HI; Soia M. (Rev Pio) – Musuai, Oikoumene, Tafilele, Pio, Gerrica, Punefu, Taimane Pa’u’ulu of Honolulu and Western Samoa; Feagaimaleata D.L. (Seali’i) – Seali’i Epenesa of Waipahu, HI; sons, Toetu T.F.(Tafa’imamao) – Christian, Leopeni, Toetu, Misipati, John, Fred, Wesley, Tolia Solaita of Nuuuli, Am Samoa, Honolulu & CA; Leopeni A. (Manuia) – Pele, Leopeni, Lemueli Siania of Pearl City, HI; Christian P. (Ella) – Tasha, Christian, Creighton, Carmen, Camryn Siania of Waipahu, HI and Tofigatele G.B. (Sherrie) – Malosi Siania of San Bernardino, CA; 29 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; Hanai children Arnel (Menchie) Bautista, Tammy Hara, Elton (Cynthia) Bahrens, Joseph Solaita, Christian Solaita, Amo Solaita, Akesa Ah-Yen, Monotaga Levi and Tanielu Jr. Solaita.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (February 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SEVERO SORIANO

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SEVERO SORIANO

Severo Soriano, 73, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter died at home. He was born in Bago, Vintar, Ilocus Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Gilbert and Glenn; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Visitation: Feb. 3rd, 6-9 p.m. at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Final viewing and mass on Feb. 4th at 8:30 a.m. at Saint John the Baptist Church followed by burial at Valley of the Temple.

Betty Fusae Taniguchi

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Jan. 11, 2011
Betty Fusae Taniguchi, 85, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kiyoto, son Edward K., daughters Iris Y. Mulder and Lori F. Taniguchi, sister Momoe Kataoka, two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Marcelino Vegas Toledo

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Jan. 20, 2011
Marcelino Vegas “Mac” Toledo, 95, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired McBryde Sugar Co. truck driver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by wife Eva, brothers Martin Toledo and John Cruz, and sister Mary Vales. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at the church cemetery.

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Barbara Ulii

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Jan. 9, 2011
Barbara Ulii, 72, of Hauula, a retired Laie Elementary School employee, died in Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by sons Gerard Ulii and Jesse Dudoit; daughters Regana Ulii, Moselyn Akau and Felicia Tausinga; and sisters Janet “Kupaia,” Mary and Henrietta Ulii, and Pearl Montero. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Holiness Church, Hauula. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Hauula Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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Nani Ann Kanipa’e Wilson

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Dec. 23, 2010
Nani Ann Kanipa’e Wilson, 65, of Lanai died. She was born on Lanai. She is survived by sons Perry and Douglas, hanai daughter Denise Ching, mother Lei K. Kanipa’e, sister Sandra Ropa and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kalanakila Oka Malamalama, Lanai City. Services: 10 a.m.

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