Archive for February 15th, 2011

Rosita Sampayan Acasio

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Feb. 1, 2011
Rosita Sampayan “Rose” Acasio, 81, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired principal from Buri Elementary School in Masbate, Philippines, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sisters Martina Semana and Regina Lagundino, and hanai sister Eufrocina Mariano. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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Rui Ann Keikilaniwahinealiiopuna Apaka

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Jan. 25, 2011
Rui Ann Keikilaniwahinealiiopuna Apaka, 39, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii at Manoa Fine Arts Program student, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents William Jr. and Tsuruko, and brother Eric. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Soto Mission of Hawaii, 1708 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Marcus Jin Araki

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Jan. 21, 2011
Marcus Jin Araki, 30, of Honolulu, a Coast Guard avionics technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ethan J., former wife Candice J., mother Francine S., sister Danyelle T. Sutherland and grandparents Evelyn S. Araki and Linda L. Simon. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Leilani Pratt Bowen

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Feb. 6, 2011
Leilani Pratt Bowen, 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. tomorrow at Outrigger Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

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Romeo Cabantog Caparas

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Jan. 30, 2011
Romeo “Romy” Cabantog Caparas, 61, of Ewa Beach, a Fred Lau Landscaping employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Alejandrina J.; son Roberta J.; daughter Rowena J.; parents Ricardo and Florcirpida; brothers Rodolfo, Renato and Ricardo; sister Rosemarie Bello; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Phillip Man Sing Chang

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Jan. 28, 2011
Phillip Man Sing Chang, 79, of Ewa Beach, a retired carpenter, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Waiehu, Maui. He is survived by wife Pauline A., brother Malcolm and sister Emmaline Akiona. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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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. Saturday at Liliuokalani Church, Haleiwa. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Nora Mitsue Hirashima

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Jan. 26, 2011
Nora Mitsue Hirashima, 94, of Wahiawa, a retired salesclerk supervisor of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service at Schofield Barracks, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Harold, daughters Elaine Gima and Charlotte Sotelo, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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NANCY MITSUKO ITAGAKI

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

NANCY MITSUKO ITAGAKI

Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away January 30, 2011 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born March 23, 1920 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

She is survived by daughters, Sandy M. Ahu, Kathryn A. (Warren H.) Soma; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Sadamu Ito

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Feb. 2, 2011
Sadamu “Sada” Ito, 89, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. boiling-house supervisor, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kehalani, Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sumiko, daughters Karen Moriyama and Coleen Taylor, sisters Irene Suzuki and Hinae Hashimoto, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Melanwut Jelke

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Jan. 26, 2011
Melanwut Jelke, 70, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a Marshallese Kona Church deaconess, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Majuro, Marshall Islands. She is survived by sons Albon, Jimmy, Albi and Marbi; daughters Martha Jelke and Jelleen Boaz; brothers Labwit, Edwin and Wilfred Lawin; sisters Arline Ralpho and Nora; 30 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon tomorrow at Marshallese New Life Church, Kona Marketplace. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

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ROBERTO “BERTO” JOSE

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

ROBERTO “BERTO” JOSE

Age 44, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away January 21, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 7, 1966 in Semong, Kapalong, Davao Del Norte, Philippines. Class of 1984 from Waipahu High School.

He is survived by son, Randy Jose; daughter, Roberta Ann Jose; parent, Johnny & Leonida Jose; brothers, Eddie (Jewelyn) Jose, David (Jennifer) Kaya, John (Myra) Kaya; sisters, Rosellin Jose Maika, Jonilda Jose; paternal grandfather, Juan Jose, Sr; maternal grandparents, Antonio & Lourdes Dela Cruz; grandchildren, Jonaven and Blayzen Jose; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, & cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (February 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Angelino Dela Cruz Julian

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Jan. 21, 2011
Angelino Dela Cruz Julian, also known as “Seding” and “Lino,” 75, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Co. retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Mario and Angel, daughters Emelyn Damaso and Auring Julian-Nickelson, sister Magdalena and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ALAN T. KAWAHARA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ALAN T. KAWAHARA

Age 53, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 13, 2011 in Aiea. Born January 11, 1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Beloved husband, dedicated father and fun-loving spirit. Alan was a retired Fire Captain with the Honolulu Fire Department where he proudly served for 25 years. He also worked for Costco Waipio. He endured life’s trials with great love from family and friends, a strong faith and an unbelievable positive attitude.

He is survived by wife, Joelle Kawahara; sons, Casey K. Kawahara, Layne K. Kawahara; daughter, Kiana A. Kawahara; parent, Peggy Kawahara; brothers, Bert (Lynn) Kawahara, Dennis (Carina) Kawahara, Brian (Karen) Kawahara, Francis (Evelyn) Kawahara, numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (February 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Alan Kawahara’s name.

Grace Toshie Kimoto

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Jan. 11, 2011
Grace Toshie Kimoto, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Skirts and Blouse Store manager, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clayton K., brother Walter Shintani, sister Marlene Shioi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 9:45 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Jackson Huynh Lau

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Feb. 5, 2011
Jackson Huynh Lau, 53, of Honolulu, a WK Jewelry business owner, died at home. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Hang Anh. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

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SHIRLEY JEAN LINDO

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SHIRLEY JEAN LINDO

75 of Pearl City formally Of Kapahulu. Born April 26, 1935, Passed away January 24, 2011. Survived by Husband Leonard (Jimmy); Son, Leonard (Lenny). Daughters, Kathleen (Robert) Chong; Rj, Shantell, & Brandon. Liane Okuna; Crystal & Courtney. Lisa (Ron) Remigio; Brittany, Kelsey, & Katelyn. Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews. She was a hana’i Mother & Grandmother to many. Visitation will be at 5 PM, with 6 PM services on Thurs, Feb. 17, 2011 held at the Moanalua Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Jansen Leonard Masaniai

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Jan. 25, 2011
Jansen Leonard Masaniai, 40, of Waianae, an Ariel Truss Construction laborer, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Barbara Eteuati-Masaniai; sons Eddie, Joseph and Jansen Eteuati, and Solofua Grey; daughters Naomi, Lola, Barbara and Lilliana Eteuati; mother Siniva S. Mapu; brother Joseph Satele; sister Sa’ovale C.M. Grey; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, Nanakuli. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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YATERU NAKAMATSU

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

YATERU NAKAMATSU

Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 6, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born September 30, 1923 in Kula, Maui. An Army Veteran; civil engineer for the Federal Government in Okinawa.

He is survived by sons, Glenn Y Nakamatsu, Daniel H. Nakamatsu; daughter, Amy (Hyong) Kim; 1 grandson; brother, George (Julieta)
Nakamatsu.

Private services were held.

Gilbert Casimiro Pacheco

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Feb. 2, 2011
Gilbert Casimiro Pacheco, 72, of Kapolei, an employee of Hopaco, City Transfer Co. and American Movers, and a driver for movie and television shows shot in Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He also was an Army National Guard veteran. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eileen C., son Lawrence E. and sister Dorothy Jose. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Elaine K. Rodrigues

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Dec. 31, 2010
Elaine K. Rodrigues, 53, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Glenn Arakawa, sons Chad Rodrigues and Greg Ishikawa, brother Alan Onuma and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Karen Kamealoha Kapehe Rosado

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Feb. 10, 2011
Karen Kamealoha Kapehe Rosado, 62, of Mililani, a hairdresser and homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond C. Jr.; sons Kevin K. Kapehe, and Aaron K. and Eric M.M. Rosado; mother Maria C. Kapehe; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial gathering: 11 a.m. Thursday at Sand Island Beach Park.

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The Rev. Joseph M. Sanders

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Jan. 11, 2011
The Rev. Joseph M. Sanders, 82, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Honolulu, a former Nuuanu Baptist Church pastor, died. He was born in Charlotte, N.C. He is survived by wife Doris, daughter Debra Jo Bright and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Baptist Church, 2010 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 10 a.m. Parking available at Hawaii Baptist Academy elementary school campus.

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Robert Minoru Sasaki

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Jan. 11, 2011
Robert Minoru Sasaki, 89, of Honolulu, a retired 442nd Veterans Club executive secretary and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company L, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughter Doreen Y. Matsuda; brother the Rev. Norio; sisters Agnes K. and Doris T. Sasaki, and Nobue Asaeda; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Tracy Alan Souza

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Feb. 9, 2011
Tracy Alan Souza, 48, of Wailuku died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents John and Winona, brothers Kevin and Brandon, and sister Johnette. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 1 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Edith Shige Tanaka

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EDITH SHIGE TANAKA

Age 104, of Honolulu, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Born in Pearl City, Oahu. She worked for many years as a dressmaker and a bookkeeper/ accountant for her husband’s general contracting business. She was a pioneer member of Sekai Kyusei Kyo, now known as Toho no Hikari, Hawaii. She was a head instructor of Kado Sangetsu Ryu, flower arrangement program.

She is survived by her daughter, Leilani Tsukazaki; daughter in law, Betty Tanaka; 9 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband James Ichiji, son James Shoji and daughter Faith Harada.

A memorial service will be held for her on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., at Toho no Hikari, Hawaii, located at 3510 Nuuanu Pali Drive. Visitation begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Frederick Tokiyoshi Tanita

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Jan. 30, 2011
Frederick Tokiyoshi Tanita, 71, of Kapolei, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, died. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Sunyo, sons Kevin and Kendall, stepson Daniel Crowley, stepdaughter Angela Crowley, mother Kikuyo, brothers Warren and Clyde, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Edith Chisato Tosaki

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Jan. 27, 2011
Edith Chisato Tosaki, 73, of Honolulu, a Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kevin, daughters Corinne Tosaki and Lynnette Dinell, brother Gary Okura and sister Sarah Suzuki. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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VICTORIO TUMBAGA ULEP

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Mililani Downtow Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

VICTORIO TUMBAGA ULEP

Age 46, of Honolulu, passed away January 22, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born March 11, 1964 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Febilyn G. Ulep; parents, Mariano & Gervacia Ulep; brothers, Reynaldo Ulep of Philippines, Rogelio (Tercie) Ulep of Philippines, Rewely Ulep, Fredelito Ulep, Roylan Ulep; sisters, Patricia (Juanito) Butay, Rosemelinda Ulep, Evelyn (Shem) Delim; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday February 19 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:30 p.m. Final services and burial will be held in the Philippines. No flowers, please.

Victorio Tumbaga Ulep

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Jan. 22, 2011
Victorio Tumbaga Ulep, 46, of Honolulu died in The Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Febilyn G.; parents Mariano and Gervacia; brothers Reynaldo, Rogelio, Rewely, Fredelito and Roylan; and sisters Patricia Butay, Rosemelinda Ulep and Evelyn Delim. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional services and burial in the Philippines. No flowers.

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