Archive for February 3rd, 2011

Wesley E. Aguinaldo

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Jan. 27, 2011
Wesley E. Aguinaldo, 52, of Jacksonville, Fla., a self-employed worker in the home remodeling industry, died in Jacksonville. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Abbie, sons Jason and Josh, daughter Rachel and father Ernesto. Services in Jacksonville.

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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. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Ryan Arizo

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Jan. 25, 2011
Ryan “Kainoa” Arizo, 18, of Hilo, a college student, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Roy and Vanessa; brothers Christian Uahinui and Roy Jr. and Joshua Arizo; sister Alexandria; half sister Rachael; and fiancee Jordyn Mansinon. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Celebration of life to follow at Wailoa State Park, large pavilion, Hilo. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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RAFAEL “PAENG” BASILIO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

RAFAEL
“PAENG” BASILIO

Age 84, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 13, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born October 25, 1926 in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines. Retired Petty Officer First Class United States Navy and at Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center as a Supply Officer. Former Vice President and current member of Zambalenean Club; “he was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and friend.”

He is survived by wife, Aurelia “Auring” A. Basilio; daughters, Brenda (Philippe) Flory of Santa Rosa, CA, Shirley (Sherman) Kitagawa, Adelyne (Steve) Hayamoto, Elen May Basilio; sons, Ralph (Mary) Basilio of West Springfield, Virginia, Harold Basilio; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Anacleta Aglibot, Felipa Cleto.

Visitation 5:30 – 9 p.m. Sunday (February 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Monday (February 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 10 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Frederick Vincent Becera

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Jan. 13, 2011
Frederick Vincent Becera, 71, of Mililani, a retired machinist inspector at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Beatrice B.; sons Kevin, Eric, Jeffrey and Jason; brother Joseph; sister Kay Dijos; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Renee Lee Ventura Carlos

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Jan. 28, 2011
Renee Lee Ventura Carlos, 48, of Honolulu, a home school teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Royal Oak, Mich. She is survived by husband Anthony, son Brandon, daughter Nicole, parents Allan and Rita Ventura and sister Roxanne Gillary. Private services.

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Roger William Carvalho

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Jan. 23, 2011
Roger William Carvalho, 65, of Honolulu, a retired civil servant and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Glendale, Calif. He is survived by wife Susanne, son David, daughter Elizabeth, brother Eugene and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Charles Kini Chu

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Jan. 28, 2011
Charles Kini Chu, 97, of Kaneohe, a machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, died at home. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by wife Susan, sons Charles Jr. and Frederick, daughter Bette Go, sister Eleanor P. Santos, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Joseph H. Correia

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Jan. 28, 2011
Joseph H. “Joe” Correia, 84, of Hilo, a retired Jensen Welding & Machine Works welder and an Army veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Elaine K., sons Wade Carver and David J. Correia, daughters Michelle L. Correia and Jolaine Locke, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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JUANA “MELIA” S. ECHANES

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

JUANA “MELIA”
S. ECHANES

Age 79, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 22, 2011 in Aiea. Born August 21, 1931 in Consolacion, Urdaneta, Pangasinan.

She is survived by son, Arnolfo Echanes; daughters, Elizabeth (Rogelio) Salanga, Bernadette (Romeo) Cayetano; brothers, Jose (Remy) Sellona of NJ, Federico (Marilou) Sellona of NJ, Isidro (Anita) Sellona of CA; sisters, Norma Antiniw of NJ, Carmelita (Marino, Sr.) Jacob of CA; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (February 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (February 8) at St Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 9:15 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temple Cemetery.

Michiko Yoshina Galacgac

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Jan. 16, 2011
Michiko Yoshina Galacgac, 88, of Hilo, a homemaker and retired waitress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Gary and Chris, daughter Glenna Nathaniel and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Marian Lois (Joy) Hathaway

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MARIAN LOIS (JOY) HATHAWAY

84, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Midland, TX. She was born Monday, July 26, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii to parents Alfred Burton Joy and Helen Lois (Rugg) Joy. She married George Clyde Hathaway Jr. of Wichita Falls, TX on December 12, 1950 and was a faithful Navy wife, homemaker and Texas Rangers fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her brother Donald R. Joy and wife Joan of Conway, SC, two sons, Wayne L. Hathaway and wife Vicki of Midland, TX, and Bruce Hathaway and wife Ruth of Longview, TX. She is also survived by grandchildren Jennifer Rose and husband Rodney of Lemoore, CA; Jason Hathaway and wife Shannon of Kennewick, WA; Jana Anderson and husband Jeremy of Midland, TX and great grandchildren Casey, Michael, Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Brayden, Sierra, Delaney and Gabriel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midland Need to Read.
Private services are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, with burial at Bluebonnet Memorial Park in Colleyville, TX. Condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com

Russell Herrington

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Jan. 27, 2011
Russell “Rusty” Herrington, 55, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a general manager for the Country Goose Bed and Breakfast on Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Bellflower, Calif. He is survived by wife Jo, sons Shannon “Nacoma,” Dakota “Cody” and Spirit, father George, mother Joan Earley and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Community Cemetery Pavilion. Graveside services: 10 a.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Clement A. Akina III

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Jan. 21, 2011
Clement A. “Skip” Akina III, 62, of Honolulu, a self-employed worker and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by companion Kathy Botelho, mother Gladys and brothers Gary, Robin, Duane and Shawn. Private services.

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Nobuko Izumi

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Jan. 10, 2011
Nobuko “Ann” Izumi, 95, of Hilo, a seamstress at the former Kamehameha Garment Co. in Hilo and flower packer at the former Roberta’s of Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Herbert, brother Hiromu Sakai and sister Michiko Tomosada. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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ELIZABETH LEILANI KILA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ELIZABETH
LEILANI KILA

Age 76, of Nanakuli, Hawaii, passed away January 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 6, 1934 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Elizabeth was a member of New Life Christian Faith Fellowship, Pacific Faith Fellowship, & a founding member of the Nanakuli Door of Faith Mission.

She is survived by sons, Samuel (Nadine) Kila III, Kahu Victor (Angela) Kila, Kahu Ivan (Sarah) Kila; daughters, Annie K. Kila-Kea, Flame L. Kila, Cindy (Samuel) Saffery IV, Raydean Opamin; daughter-in-law, Sarah Chun of CA; brothers, Melvin P. Keawe, Mitchell (Momi) Keawe; sisters, Helen P. Hoohuli, Esther Keamo; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Monday (February 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (February 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual Attire.

Herbert O. Lagerfeld

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Jan. 30, 2011
Herbert O. Lagerfeld, 98, of Las Cruces, N.M., formerly of Hawaii, died in New Mexico. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by son Paul and daughter Loretta Frietas. Cremation and scattering of ashes at a later date.

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PRUDENCIA DELA CRUZ LAOAN

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

PRUDENCIA
DELA CRUZ LAOAN

Age 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 21, 2011 in Honolulu. Born October 22, 1926 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Cornelio Laoan; son, Jose Laoan; daughter, Arcelie (Canuto) Dela Cruz; daughter-in-law, Consolacion Laoan; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (February 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Monday (February 7) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Harvey Y.D. Lung

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Jan. 25, 2011
Harvey Y.D. Lung, 80, of Honolulu, a retired engineer and an Army veteran who served during the Korean War, died in The Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen K.H.; sons Harvey J., Kyle P. and Darryl J.; daughters Kim A. and Dana A.; sister Eunice L. Awai; and seven grandchildren. Services pending.

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Rodney M. Makaehu

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Dec. 4, 2010
Rodney M. “Moki” Makaehu, 78, of Haleiwa, a retiree, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Wilfred. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Wednesday in Kaneohe, at the end of Wakalua road and the park. Additional information for an obituary published Jan. 8.

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Frances M. Mammana

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Jan. 27, 2011
Frances M. Mammana, 48, of Honolulu, a student, died. She was born in Pennsylvania. No services.

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Willard Yeiko Matsumoto

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Jan. 28, 2011
Willard Yeiko “Lanky” Matsumoto, 89, of Kahului, a retired executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Maui County Council, and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat team, died at home. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by daughters Lila Kanda, Iris Yamashige and May Matsumoto; sister Alyce Yoshino; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Michael Noa McShane

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Jan. 6, 2011
Michael Noa McShane, 59, of Waianae, an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jennell; son Troy; daughters Joy and Sonja McShane, and Michelle and Teri Pedro; brothers Dennis and Bruce; sisters Angeline, Lorraine and Christina; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Services: 6:45 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. next Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire at services. Casual attire at burial. Flowers welcome. Donations to the family welcome.

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Lilly D. Meyer

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Jan. 12, 2011
Lilly D. “Choo-Choo” Meyer, 76, of Tampa, Fla., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Jet Hoopii, son Stephen, daughters Glorianne McFann, Stephanie Clute and Jewella Richmond, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Kenneth T. Morioka

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Jan. 22, 2011
Kenneth T. Morioka, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Maguire Bearing Co. warehouse worker, died in The Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Florence Nishida. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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George Tomoyuki Murato

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Jan. 18, 2011
George Tomoyuki Murato, 84, of Honolulu, a retired electrician-engineer, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty, son Glenn, daughter Sandra Kadekaru, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Brian Keolani Pokipala

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Jan. 27, 2011
Brian Keolani “Poki” Pokipala, 60, of Honolulu, a self-employed painter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Keolani Booth, daughters Tatiana Hurley and Puukani Lakalo, brother David V. Jr., sisters Minnie Motis and Rjoya Atu and three grandchildren. Private services.

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DAVID G.R. SHORT

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DAVID G.R. SHORT

Age 70, of Landenberg, PA died suddenly at home on January 28, 2011.

He was born in Kapaau, HI, the son of Walter and Lena Short. He attended school in the Kohala public school system and graduated from Kohala High School, where his parents were respected teachers, in 1958. He was also a member of Kalahikiola Congregational Church. Although he had no immediate family left on the Big Island, he made it a point to visit his Island Ohana at least every one to two years. He also attended all three North Kohala Reunions.

Dr. Short received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, where he was a member of Triangle Fraternity (for engineering, architecture, and the sciences). He served as an officer in the United States Army at Fort McClellan, AL in 1962-1964 during the time of the integration of the University of Alabama.

Upon graduation, he joined the DuPont Company with assignments at Spruance VA, Washington Works WV, Corpus Christi TX, Chambers Works NJ, and Wilmington DE. He retired from DuPont Engineering in 2002 with 37 years of service. He then worked as a professor at the University of Delaware Chemical Engineering Department until his death. He was a Professional Engineer and a member of the American Society of Chemical Engineers.

He was involved with the Delaware Youth Soccer Association for over 20 years, serving as both a coach and the Delaware State Registrar. Other interests include astronomy, high dynamic range photography, woodworking, computers, and travel.

He was predeceased by his first wife of 39 years, Carolyn J. Short; parents Walter and Lena Short; and brother John P. Short. He is survived by his current wife Jeanne C. Haley; son Jeffrey M. D. Short and wife Ilana of Cumming, GA; daughter Jennifer S. Short of Magnolia, DE; brother Charles B. Short and wife Charlotte of Kenosha, WI; and grandson David Reed Short.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE on Thursday, February 3. Visitation will be 12 noon to 1 pm with the memorial service beginning at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 and Kalahikiola Congregational Church, PO Box 159, Kapaau, HI 96755. www.mealeyfuneralhomes.com

Kwok-Yee Tai

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Jan. 25, 2011
Kwok-Yee Tai, 63, of Honolulu, an artist, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by daughter Adi Noe, mother Tai Ku-Cheung, brothers Vincent and Anthony and sisters Fanny Wong and Yvonne, Lianne and Ilenna Tai. No services.

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