Archive for February 2nd, 2011

Margaret Lee Anderson

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Dec. 27, 2010
Margaret Lee Anderson, 63, of Kailua, a Hawaii Pacific University nursing professor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Ryan Young, daughter Rona Kahoonei and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel.

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Maria Relin Pico Aquino

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Jan. 20, 2011
Maria Relin Pico Aquino, 64, of Ewa Beach, a Halawa Correctional Facility seamstress, died at home. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Marben P. and Reoben P., daughter Belynn P., brothers Juan and Fred Pico, and sister Lolita Blue. Visitation: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.

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Benson Hideo Araki

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Jan. 5, 2011
Benson Hideo Araki, 67, of Ewa Beach, a dentist in Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorraine S.; sons Chadron and Derrin Araki, and Reyn and Chub Uehara; daughters Franceen Visoria and Tammy Yoshimoto; brother Milton; sisters Maris Araki and Joanne Faulkner-Araki; 26 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe, 45-815 Pookela St., Kaneohe. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mabel Mew Hee Chang

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Jan. 19, 2011
Mabel 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 Lum; and sisters Minnie Lum, Marian Chun and Melanie Jakahi. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Arthur P. Cotter

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Jan. 19, 2011
Arthur P. “Peter” Cotter, 75, of Kailua, a Realtor, contractor and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Charleston, Mass. He is survived by life partner Veronica de Saulles, daughters Joanna Flynn and Leslie Cotter, sisters June Collins and Ann Conrad, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lanikai Boat Ramp, Kailua. Lunch to follow at Kalama Beach Club, 280 N. Kalaheo Ave., Kailua. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Ellen Haunani Freitas DeCambra

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Jan. 4, 2011
Ellen Haunani Freitas DeCambra, 51, of Waianae, a lei maker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Manuel III; daughter Mandie Kaneshiro; parent Joseph Freitas; brothers Merton and Robin Stevenson, and Glen, Gilbert and Franklin Freitas; sisters Lorraine Schucht, Lillian M. Pomaikai and Minnie Richard; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

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RUTH FOSTER

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RUTH FOSTER

January 18, 2011

She was the closest thing to an angel to walk the earth. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 2, 1922 to Elizabeth and Peter Murphy she passed away at the Ponds at Punaluu. Mom possessed a true servant’s heart that blessed her with the ability to gain joy through making others happy. Not only was she loving and comforting, but she had the rare combination of intelligence, beauty, kindness, and a wonderful sense of humor. In 1940 she went on a double date and ended up talking to her friend’s date all night. When she came home she told her parent’s I just met the man I am going to marry (so maybe there are 2 people who might dispute the angel reference). And for 63 years she protected him until Thomas predeceased her in 2009. Their marriage produced 5 children: Susan (deceased), Kristine, Thomas (Karen), Michael (Shelley), and Denise. She was the proud grandmother of 3 grandkids: Kimi, Rebecca, and Stephen. A brother, Robert (Nancy) of Massachusetts also survives her.

Mom was everything you would want in a mom, and even though her mind slowly slipped away toward the end her kind spirit never abandoned her.

It is said that all that remains in life is the dash between birth and death. That dash represents what others think of you, that’s all thats left of your time. We believe that mom’s dash is a gift to anyone who will listen – that no day is promised to anyone, so be selfless to a fault and cherish the simple blessings that always surround you, and maybe one day your dash will bring fond, loving memories when others think of you too.

The Foster family would like to thank Barbara Fields for her never-ending selflessness, the Pond’s at Punaluu, who under the direction of Warren DeBary, made her final days as happy as possible, and finally Dee Kupahu, whose love for both our parents brightened their lives during difficult times. Private service.

Leslie Dwayne Furukawa

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LESLIE DWAYNE FURUKAWA

Jan. 17, 2011

Leslie Dwayne Furukawa, 43 formerly of Las Vegas, NV passed away in Aiea. Born in Los Angeles, Leslie was a graduate of Aiea High School & Heald College in Honolulu.

He is survived by wife Yolanda Pasion; mother Jane S. Murakami; father Michael (Claire); brothers Michael Steven of Aiea, James of Sacramento, CA, Darrin (Anne) of Walnut Creek, CA, and Chad of Honolulu, Grandmother Yuki Murakami of San Francisco, CA.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11 am at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 98-939 Moanalua Rd, Aiea.
Casual attire, no flowers please.

Antonio John Giardina

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Jan. 21, 2011
Antonio John Giardina, 79, of Honolulu, a beauty shop owner and a Navy veteran, died in Hale Nani Nursing Center. He was born in Haverhill, Mass. He is survived by wife Clare A.; sons John and Salvatore; daughters Francesca M. Reinking, Nina R. Powell, Catherine A. English and Donna M. Youngs; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. today at The Kalia, building A on the sun deck.

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Ralph Hanailani Hanohano

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Jan. 9, 2011
Ralph Hanailani Hanohano, 69, of Kapolei, a retired welder, died in Kapolei. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Ralph; daughters Felecede and Serena Hanohano, and Audra Aano; sisters Kathleen Sato, Lorraine Vinigas, Aileen Franco, Loretta Nonies and Cindy Ontiveros; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Mona Moevao Heather

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Jan. 9, 2011
Mona Moevao Heather, 74, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Leone, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Frank, son Kirk, daughters Pearl Spencer and Janet Siuta, brothers Vaitu’uipu and Fa’aea Tuitele, sisters Mata’u Solomona and Mamaitaloa Alailefaleula, and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Palolo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Russell Herrington

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Jan. 27, 2011
Russell “Rusty” Herrington, 55, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a manager for The Country Goose on Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Huntington Beach, Calif. He is survived by wife Jo; sons Shannon “Nacoma,” Dakota “Cody” and Spirit; mother Joan Early; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Community Cemetery Pavilion. Graveside services: 10 a.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

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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. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Arthur A. Wigglesworth III

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Jan. 14, 2011
Arthur A. “Buddy” Wigglesworth III, 48, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Calais, Maine. He is survived by son Arthur A. “Makana” IV, daughter Alyxus, mother Patricia M. and sisters Kimberly Buggs and Jerilynn Herrell. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

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Elwyn Andrew Kahahane

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Jan. 30, 2011
Elwyn Andrew Kahahane, 57, of Lahaina, a self-employed residential landscaper, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by daughter Michlynn, mother Winona, brothers Daryl and Shayne, sisters Wanda Prepose and Donna Gomes, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 7 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Mass: 8 p.m. Cremation to follow. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church cemetery.

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HELEN KANOHOKULA KANE

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In Memoriam

HELEN KANOHOKULA KANE
May 11, 1927 – February 2, 2010

Forever In Our Hearts. We Miss You. Love, Haupu, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and relatives.

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. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Alipate Koka

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Jan. 31, 2011
Alipate “Pate” Koka, 58, of Haiku, Maui, a pastor and self-employed stone wall builder, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Haapai, Tonga. He is survived by wife Ofa H.; sons Peni, Siosifa and Roger; brothers Joshua, William and Robert Cocker; sister Pesi C. Kupu; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 8:30 a.m. Burial: 3:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku.

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Alvin Yoshinori Kuwaye

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Jan. 21, 2011
Alvin Yoshinori Kuwaye, 87, a retired self-employed business owner, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Flora Y.; son Norman K; brothers Charles Y., Satoru, James M. and Richard N.; and sisters Katherine S. Lee and Betsy Y. Saito. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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Tirso Guerrero Marquez

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Jan. 12, 2011
Tirso Guerrero Marquez, 58, of Waipahu, a Fresh Start Bakeries employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by wife Resurreccion, daughters Maribel and Kimberly, brothers Eduardo and Carlos, and sister Romualda Martin. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anna Coyle Miller

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ANNA COYLE MILLER

Anna Coyle Miller, 89, of Volcano died Dec. 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, she was the wife of Dr. Rodman B. Miller and supported him in his practices in Waialua and Haleiwa for almost 40 years.

Survived by, husband, Dr. Rodman B. Miller; daughters, Antya Miller and Lisa Miller Simmerman; brother, Joseph Coyle Jr.; three grandsons; one granddaughter.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 5th, 2pm. at Waialua United Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Boy Scouts of America, 42 Puiwa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96817 or Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.

Kunio Mitsuzawa

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Jan. 25, 2011
Kunio “Jack” Mitsuzawa, 93, of Aiea, a retired carpenter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Jan Naguwa and Karen Asato, brother Yoshio, sister Sakae Miyazaki and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Konko Mission of Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Private graveside inurnment. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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James M. Montgomery

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Jan. 13, 2011
James M. “Jimmy” Montgomery, 52, of Mililani, a former recording artist, musician and proprietor of Sunset Electronic Repair, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by fiancee Andrea Mehio, stepdaughter Chenoah Nigrelli and brother Mark. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Alii Beach Park, west end, near Jodo Mission.

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MICHAEL TSUNEO NAKAMURA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

MICHAEL TSUNEO NAKAMURA

Age 94, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 7, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born April 22, 1916 in Kahaluu, Oahu. He was the former owner of North American Life Insurance Agency. Member Emeritus of West Honolulu Association of Life Underwriters; member of Leeward Oahu Lions Club, and a professional registered
parliamentarian with Hawaii Association of Parliamentarians.

He is survived by son, Randal (Anna) Nakamura; daughters, Sharon (Roy) Kurz of San Diego, Myrtle James of San Diego; sister, Yuriko Yanagisako; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (February 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. No flowers, please. No koden, please.

Takemitsu Nakata

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Jan. 3, 2011
Takemitsu “Nick” Nakata, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired Continental Airlines aircraft mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley; daughters Shari and Nancy; brothers Edwin and Lawrence; sisters Nobuko Nakano, Suemi Nakata, Amy Ballard and Rose Kelley; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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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 the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cresencia; son Nelson M.; daughters Elizabeth Fernandez and Leslie-Ann M. and Shirley Raquedan; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Stanley Masato Sasada

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Jan. 30, 2011
Stanley Masato Sasada, 74, of Kahului, a retiree, died in Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Nancy, sons Craig and Brian, daughters Faith Kushiyama and Joy Sasada, sisters Iris Matsuda and Eva Dull, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Yoshiko Yatsushiro Shibao

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Jan. 14, 2011
Yoshiko Yatsushiro Shibao, 87, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations supervisor, died in a private foster home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Bruce K. and brothers Toshio, Kenji, Yasuo and Tamio Yatsushiro. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Mary Perreira Simao

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Jan. 28, 2011
Mary Perreira Simao, 88, of Kauai, a homemaker, died in Arizona. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Paul, Anthony and Steven; sister Helen Silva; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Roy William Wasser

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Jan. 16, 2011
Roy William Wasser, 77, of Haleiwa, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bethlehem, Pa. Scattering of ashes at a later date. For more information, e-mail gouveiawaimea@msn.com.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran