Archive for February 10th, 2011

Harrison Chang

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Jan. 29, 2011
Harrison Chang, 64, of Kaneohe, a bus driver and dispatcher for TheBus, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pauline; son Samuel; brother Halfred; sisters Georgianne Gahan, Glorianne Young and Gailyanne Sharkey; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay. Aloha attire.

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Francis Chun

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Jan. 13, 2011
Francis Chun, 66, of Cornelius, Ore., a retired Air Force master sergeant, died at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Troy, Robert and Daniel; brothers Robert, Richard, Ronald, Randy and James; sisters Rochelle Ladao, Marlene Hutchinson, Karen Asato and Johnella Nemoto; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 19 at Liliuokalani Church, Haleiwa. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Iuen Fong Lei Chun

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Feb. 1, 2011
Iuen Fong Lei Chun, 72, of Pearl City, a retired Foodland head cashier, died in Pearl City. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Thomas, son Rodney, daughter Sandra Okuma, brothers Kenneth and Stanley Lei, sister Lina and a grandchild. Private services.

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FRANKIE CHUNG

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FRANKIE CHUNG April 10, 1961 – January 23, 2011 Kauai’s Garden Island newspaper called Frankie Chung “the quintessential American success story.” Those who knew him will remember him as a kind, caring and intelligent man who always put his family and the people around him first. Chung emigrated from Hong Kong and came to Hawaii in August 1980. He spoke little English at first but was determined to make the most of the opportunities he saw in America. A month later he started his career as an entry-level crew member at the McDonald’s on School Street in Honolulu, improving his English as he worked to support his family. Through hard work, determination and a strong sense of ambition, Chung invested himself fully in his McDonald’s career. He saw the potential that his life and career could reach within the McDonald’s system and dreamed of eventually owning and running his own McDonald’s restaurant. Chung’s career advanced quickly as he became a restaurant manager, an area supervisor and eventually manager of several departments for McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii. Along the way he made a name for himself among colleagues. He earned numerous awards and recognitions, including the McDonald’s President’s Award in 1997 – an honor accorded to only the top one percent of McDonald’s employees in the nation. Chung’s McDonald’s career also turned into a love story when he met a fellow restaurant swing manager named Darlene 27 years ago. At first they competed in a friendly game of one-upmanship, but a date at the 50th State Fair broke the ice. They were married on November 21, 1991, and happily raised two sons, Brandon and Michael. In 2005, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii named Chung its Director of Operations. This made him responsible for managing the wide range of departments and people needed to ensure the smooth operation of more than 80 McDonald’s restaurants in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. He worked tirelessly to ensure the success of McDonald’s of Hawaii, but never lost sight of his goal. Chung realized his dream of owning a McDonald’s franchise on December 1, 2009, when he acquired not one, but all five McDonald’s restaurants on the island of Kauai. This was no small feat, but he charged straight into the challenge with great gusto and without a doubt of success. He moved his family to Lihue and quickly began playing an active role in Kauai’s business and charitable communities. Well known for freely sharing his talents, resources and skills, Chung included among his charitable interests the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, on whose board of directors he served for six years, most recently chairing the fundraising committee. A colleague, mentor and friend to many, Chung will be widely remembered for his larger-than-life personality, humility and, among much else, enthusiastic karaoke singing. One of his favorite songs was Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” – a fitting tribute to someone who took control of his own destiny, worked hard and attained the success he had dreamed of. In addition to his wife and sons, Chung is survived by two brothers, Simon Chung and Poshu Cheng, and a sister, Gloria Lau. Services will be held on Monday, February 14, at Diamond Head Mortuary in Honolulu from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 1:30 p.m. Both are open to the public. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii.

Johnna Corpuz Clark

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Feb. 1, 2011
Johnna Corpuz Clark, 33, of Hegins, Pa., formerly of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Stephen M. Jr.; son Marc J.; daughter Kristin E.; parents Romeo and Jovita “Betty” Corpuz; grandparents Constancio and Flora Corpuz, and Marcela Fortaleza; and brothers Ronnie, Noel, Romeo “Bong Bong” Jr. and James Corpuz. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial at a later date in Pennsylvania.

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Harry Atsushi Endo

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Feb. 5, 2011
Harry Atsushi Endo, 80, of Hilo, a retired co-owner of Endo Painting Service Inc., died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Yukino, sons Kevin and Kelly, daughter Melanie Shibuya, brothers Wallace and Victor, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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TAKAYOSHI “PLUCK” ENDO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel TAKAYOSHI “PLUCK” ENDO Age 81, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 28, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born July 1, 1929 in Waialua, Hawaii. He retired from Jack Endo Electric, Inc. He is survived by wife, Jane M. Endo; daughters, Jill Kinder, Jamie (Craig) Pang, Jodie (Ivan) Tamaye; brothers, Jack Endo, Paul (Sumiko) Endo, Seichi (Gail) Endo Sisters: Yoshiko Kato, Patsy (Yoshi) Uchiyama; 5 grandchildren; many nieces & nephews. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday (February 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

Egidio Sanchez Haduca

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Jan. 16, 2011
Egidio Sanchez “Milio” Haduca, 94, of Waipahu, an Arcadia Retirement Home maintenance employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Estrella; sons Dominador, Danilo and Davin; daughters Carmen Mangornong, Clarita Galima, Catalina Ancheta, Corazon Galvez, Cres Valdez, Lemy Broxton and Cheryl Haduca; sisters Emeteria Haduca, Felomina Mongornong and Florentina Alacar; 36 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. next Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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CALVIN H. HASHIMOTO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel CALVIN H. HASHIMOTO Age 66, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away December 27, 2010 in Las Vegas. Born July 3, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Calvin was an educator with the Department of Education. He was a basketball coach at Kaiser and Moanalua High School and a coach at Iolani School for 28 years. He is survived by wife, Chloe Hashimoto; sons, Scott (Pamela) Hashimoto of CA, Ross (Julie) Hashimoto of NV; mother, Florence Hashimoto; brother, Milton (Karen) Hashimoto; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (February 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Edward Fubito Hirai

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Feb. 4, 2011
Edward Fubito Hirai, 77, of Mililani, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Lihikai Elementary School on Maui and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Theodine T., son Curtis A., daughter Candice A. Hikiji, brothers Jerry H. and Wallace A., sisters Evelyn Sano and Lillian Kimura, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional services: 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at Makawao Hongwanji, Maui. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Walter Masami Ishii

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Jan. 20, 2011
Walter Masami Ishii, 62, of Port Orchard, Wash., formerly of Hawi, Hawaii, an accountant for Ernst & Ernst, Steinman and Ishii, and a telecommunications industry employee, died. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sister Gene T. Becker. Private services.

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Toshio Iwai

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Feb. 1, 2011
Toshio Iwai, 90, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kenneth T. and Garrett T., daughters Jeannie T. Salmon and Faye I. Miura, sister Joyce S. Sato, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Elsie Fujie Kamimura

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Jan. 17, 2011
Elsie Fujie Kamimura, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard accountant, died. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by daughter Janis N., brothers Walter and Wesley Doi, and sisters Jane Okemura and Helen Nakakura. Private services.

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Tadami Kawamura

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Jan. 20, 2011
Tadami Kawamura, 92, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by son Lloyd S., brother Kenneth, sisters Lillian Saiki and Sally Heirakuji and a grandchild. Private services.

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Warren Yoshio Kobashigawa

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Jan. 13, 2011
Warren Yoshio Kobashigawa, 78, of Las Vegas, former proprietor of LoriKay Lawns landscaping services and a Navy veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Ofelia; daughter Lori; and sisters Tsugie Shiroma, Leatrice Goya and Patsy Akamine. Private services and burial at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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William Henry Kaui Kahea Leleo

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Jan. 26, 2011
William Henry Kaui Kahea “Bill” Leleo, 66, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired mortician and funeral director, died in Anahola. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathy; sons Billy, Kaui and Kekai Leleo, and Sean Hoapili; daughters Tracy Honda, Camille Futa, Inola Leleo, Rachel Hookala, Kanoe Leleo-Rodrigues and Tirza Vetter; mother Helen; brothers Charles Cabe and Daniel Leleo; sisters Nani Woo and Shirley Paahana; 31 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m.

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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. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Foumai Jason Aitalafu Mamea

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Jan. 21, 2011
Foumai Jason Aitalafu Mamea, 68, of Aiea, a former commercial truck driver, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Fagasa, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Tuai Foumai and Elcid, Aitalafu and Bruce Mamea; daughters Elenoa Foumai, Cherylann M. Mekuli, Colleen S. Utu and Mia Mamea; brothers Api, Malievave and Seth Foumai, and Elcid F. and Jacob Mamea; and sisters Tusipi Nofoa, Eseta Tauanu’u and Emo Amaral. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park.

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Kay Wakana Matsunaga

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Jan. 15, 2011
Kay Wakana Matsunaga, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired seamstress at various garment factories , most recently Jacqueline’s of Hawaii, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jeni and Karin, brothers Yoshi and Teruo Fukumoto, sisters Taeko Sato and Dorothy Yoneda, and a grandchild. Private services.

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RITA QUISON MEHIO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel RITA QUISON MEHIO Age 75, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 20, 2011 at Kapolei. Born May 20, 1935 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She enjoyed karaoke, darts, fishing and bowling. Her favorite past time was shopping with the grandchildren and drinking coffee at Dots. She is survived by husband, Frank Mehio; sons, Steven (Jan) Enjada of Arizona, Eric Enjada, Guy (Cathy) Enjada of Texas; daughters, Doreen (Gary) Cuellar of Las Vegas, Carrie (Adam) Rivers; brother, Lawrence (Elaine) Sakamoto; step-daughters, Debra (Rick) Schonberg, Andrea Mehio; step-son, Frank P. (Alison) Mehio; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (February 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Grace Meyer

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Jan. 25, 2011
Grace Meyer, 86, of Pearl City, a Reyn’s Men’s Wear tailor, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in North Queensland, Australia. She is survived by husband Victor E., son Robert W., daughter Kimberly V., four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Kiyoko Nagatani

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Jan. 31, 2011
Kiyoko Nagatani, 93, of Kapolei, formerly of Honolulu, a retired private housekeeper, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ronald M., Dennis T. and Nason S.; daughter Sheila K. Tonaki; brother Hiromu Yamauchi; sisters Yukuno Tamaru, Miyuki Hamada, Kazuyo Okamoto and Asako Sako; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Betty Hatsue Namiki

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Jan. 16, 2011
Betty Hatsue Namiki, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Iolani Sportswear seamstress, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roger T. and Glenn M., and stepsister Florence Kubota. Private services.

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Damian Kualii Ostrowski

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Jan. 26, 2011
Damian Kualii “Kui” Ostrowski, 43, of Aiea, formerly of Kailua, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Michele, son Jeremiah “Miah,” daughters Raquel and Mia, father Robert F., brothers Robert “Miki” and Dominic “Hiki,” and sister Robbie-Jean. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Central Union Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Thomas H. Patterson

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Feb. 7, 2011
Thomas H. “Tom” Patterson, 68, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Harrisburg, Ill. He is survived by wife Myra, sons Thomas H. Jr. and David, daughter Katherine Sonuga, sister Emily Stevenson and seven grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 98-1098 Moanalua Road, Aiea.

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Mitsuo Shimizu

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Jan. 7, 2011
Mitsuo “Mits” Shimizu, 83, of Honolulu, a retired real estate appraiser and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeanette K.; sons John, Dr. David and Daniel; daughter Cynthia Nakamura; sister Shizuko Kanemoto; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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Pedro I. Ibarra Sr.

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Jan. 14, 2011
Pedro I. Ibarra Sr., 86, of Ewa Beach, a retired construction worker and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bonifacia Y.; sons Pedro Jr., Emmanuel and Romeo; daughters Nenita Crisostomo and Elenita Ibarra-Pratt; brother Alfredo; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Yoshio Yoshimura

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Feb. 7, 2011
Yoshio Yoshimura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Accounting and General Services maintenance manager and an Army veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen, daughters Gail Koki and Barbara Kuwahara, sister Kimiko Hayashi, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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