Archive for February 11th, 2011

Irene Kauwe Alexander

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Jan. 30, 2011
Irene Kauwe “Ola” Alexander, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Handi-Van driver, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Early “Toby,” Eric and Jason; daughter Chandell Asuncion; brothers Allen Kauhane and Robert Kauwe; sisters Yvonne Stevens, Annie Pasa, Eileen Sylva and Ginger Bastatas; and seven grandchildren. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Celebration of life at a later date. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Jane N. Asato

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Jan. 30, 2011
Jane N. “Auntie Natchan” Asato, 89, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dick N.; daughters Joyce Endo, Gloria Asato and Valarie Murakami; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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RAYMUNDA “MUNDANG” C. BALI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Maikai Chapel RAYMUNDA “MUNDANG” C. BALI Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 26, 2011 in Waipahu. Born October 6, 1923 in Barrangy #20, San Jose Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Justo Ganitano Bali; sons, Felizardo G. (Teresita) Bali, Edward G. (Eduvina) Bali, Derek G. (Perlita) Bali, Nori G. (Norma) Bali, Robbie G. (Felirose) Bali; daughters, Connie B. (Orlando) Felipe, Lerie B. (Leoncio) Nicolas, Elma B. (Orlando) Reyes, Ann B. (Louis) Koorndyk, sister, Judith G. Ganitano of Philippines; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous, relatives and friends. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (February 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (February 16) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Leilani Pratt Bowen

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Feb. 6, 2011
Leilani Pratt Brown, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Margaret P. and Pamela L., four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Mildred Walker Clendenin

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Jan. 29, 2011
Mildred Walker Clendenin, of Kailua, a fashion coordinator, died in Kailua. She was born in Sandoval, Ill. She is survived by daughters Sherri C. Royal and C.J. Rankin, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in Honolulu and California. Donations may be made to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Takayoshi Endo

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Jan. 28, 2011
Takayoshi “Pluck” Endo, 81, of Wahiawa, a retired Jack Endo Electric employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Jane M.; daughters Jill Kinder, Jamie Pang and Jodie Tamaye; brothers Jack, Paul and Seichi; sisters Yoshiko Kato and Patsy Uchiyama; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Magdalena Momi Estores-Hasegawa

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Jan. 27, 2011
Magdalena Momi “Magee” Estores-Hasegawa, 72, of Honolulu died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Watertown, Oahu. She is survived by husband George K.; sons Robert and Whitney Sheldon; daughter Marina Mattos; brothers S. Joe, Richard, Gilbert, John, Leonard, Kinsey, Chris, Michael, Peter and Ninyo; and sisters Marilyn Williams, Yvonne Wallace and Lourdes Pacheco. Private services.

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MAGDALENA “MAGEE” MOMI ESTORES-HASEGAWA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.) MAGDALENA “MAGEE” MOMI ESTORES-HASEGAWA Age 72, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away January 27, 2011 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born May 9 1938 in Watertown, Oahu. She is survived by husband, George K. Hasegawa; sons, Robert Sheldon, Whitney Sheldon; daughter, Marina Mattos; brothers, S. Joe (Ingrid) Estores, Richard Estores, Gilbert (Ilona) Estores, John (Carolyn) Estores, Leonard Estores, Kinsey Estores of San Francisco, Chris Estores of Hawaii, Michael Estores, Peter Estores, Ninyo (Faith) Estores of Washington; sisters, Marilyn (William) Williams of Las Vegas, Yvonne (Ashley) Wallace of Utah, Lourdes (Lee) Pacheco of California. Private services were held.

Calvin H. Hashimoto

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Dec. 27, 2010
Calvin H. Hashimoto, 66, of Pearl City, an educator with the state Department of Education and a basketball coach at Kaiser and Moanalua high schools and ‘Iolani School, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chloe, sons Scott and Ross, mother Florence, brother Milton and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Masaichi Higa

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Jan. 17, 2011
Masaichi Higa, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired Aloha Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mabel M.; sons Zachary I., Alexander S. and Nathan T.; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Elizabeth A. Howell

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Feb. 7, 2011
Elizabeth A. Howell, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Woodrow, sisters Annie Hinch and Helen Partinos, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa’s Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Herbert Toshio Ishii

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Jan. 4, 2011
Herbert Toshio Ishii, 73, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and civilian inspector for the Inspector General Office at Fort Shafter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Amy; daughters Tracy McCarty and Joy Itoman; brothers Roy and Harley; sisters Nancy Okimura, Doreen Usui, Karen Matthews, Marlene Visaisouk and Roxanne Vagay; and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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Clarence Toyomi Isobe

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Feb. 2, 2011
Clarence Toyomi Isobe, 76, of Honolulu, a retired commercial fisherman and Marine Corps veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by son Alvin; daughter Jeannie; sisters Florence Kato, Margo Iwami and Audris Abella; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Sophie Almodova Ke-a

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Jan. 21, 2011
Sophie Almodova Ke-a, 90, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Elaine Searle and Mary Ann Chang; brothers Louis Jr., August, Benjamin and David Almodova; sisters Lydia Troche, Isabelle Carvalho and Margie DuPont; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Hyun Yung Kim

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Feb. 2, 2011
Hyun Yung Kim, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired P & L Market business owner, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Duk Kwan Kim; son Barry Bum Kim; daughters Young Kim, Ji Eun Kim-Takeshita and Ji Sook Kim; brother Walter; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Raymond Akio Kimoto

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Jan. 10, 2011
Raymond Akio Kimoto, 64, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired county supervising building and project inspector and RAK Consulting owner, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Norman and Wayne. Private services.

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Sun Kien Lam

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Jan. 13, 2011
Sun Kien Lam, 87, of Honolulu, a retired broker for S.J. Lam Custom House Brokers and a Navy veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn, son Amery, daughters Karen Hirotsu and Avis Lam, brothers Ernest and Sun Choy, sister June Chun and five grandchildren. Private services.

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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. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Lilian Katigbak Liongson

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Feb. 5, 2011
Lilian Katigbak Liongson, 87, of Kailua, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Batangas, Philippines. She is survived by sons Geraldo and Manuel; daughters Josefina Valerio, Anicia Liongson and Cecilia Sawangin; sister Teresita K. Canilao; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Rita Quison Mehio

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Jan. 20, 2011
Rita Quison Mehio, 75, of Wahiawa died in Kapolei. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Frank; sons Steven, Eric and Guy Enjada; daughters Doreen Cuellar and Carrie Rivers; stepson Frank P.; stepdaughters Debra Schonberg and Andrea Mehio; brother Lawrence Sakamoto; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Laura Kuwaye Morioka

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Jan. 24, 2011
Laura Kuwaye Morioka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education secretary, died in the Plaza at Punchbowl. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne H., brother Walter Kuwaye and sister Marian K. Kikuchi. Private services.

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Shigemitsu Nakashima

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Feb. 5, 2011
Shigemitsu “Shig” Nakashima, 89, of Kaneohe, a former state public welfare administrator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet, sons Gerald and Michael, daughters Karen Kimura and Ellen Nakashima, brother Richard “Yasu,” six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church, 1401 Mahiole St. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Donations may be made to Hospice Hawaii or the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Chapter.

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Motoharu Nakayama

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Jan. 25, 2011
Motoharu Nakayama, 91, of Honolulu, a nurseryman and a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village gardener, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gary S. and Dale H., daughter Lori M.N. Shimoda, brother Hideo, sister Martha T. Nakamura and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Doris Mitsue Okimoto

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Jan. 19, 2011
Doris Mitsue Okimoto, 93, of Honolulu, a former owner of Sib’s Okazu Center in Los Angeles, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son James I., daughter Jo Ann O. Chinn, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Barbara Oswald

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Feb. 1, 2011
Barbara Oswald, 75, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Birkenhead, England. She is survived by sons Paul and Alan Williams. Private services.

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Maxima Dela Cruz Pascual

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Jan. 23, 2011
Maxima Dela Cruz Pascual, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center food service employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by hanai daughter Jenny Pavao; brother Joven Dela Cruz; sisters Anna Ignacio, Mercedes “Merced” Cayetano, Celina Clemente and Lolita Wieand; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Family services: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Melody Y. Phillips

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Jan. 15, 2011
Melody Y. Phillips, 49, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Korea. She is survived by mother Carol Ross, brothers Arthur and Mark, and sisters Sabina Wilford, Tasha Goff and Leah, Mary, Tabitha and Sara Ross. Services held.

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Harry Koki Sakoda

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HARRY KOKI SAKODA February 2, 2011 95 of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in St. Francis West Hospice. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife, Sally, sons, Allen and Richard M., daughters in-law, Joanne and Colette, sisters, Mary Tokimura, Marion Kashige, Gladys Fuchigami and granddaughters, Lori, Raeann and Marissa. Private ceremony for immediate family and inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Charlotte Kam Hoong Sasaki

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Jan. 23, 2011
Charlotte Kam Hoong Sasaki, 70, of Kaneohe, a bus instructor for TheBus, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Dennis and Garret, and sisters Janice Arizumi and Valerie Elmore. Private services.

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Young Hee Shin

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Feb. 1, 2011
Young Hee Shin, 96, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Ka Punawai Ola, Kapolei. She was born in Buyeo, Korea. She is survived by sons Chun Kyun Shin, Pu Kyun “Peter” Shin, Thomas H. and Ike Shin; daughters So Kyun Rothstein and Chung Kyun Shin; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at the Korean Catholic Church of Hawaii, 2949 Kahawai St., Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m.

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