Archive for February 17th, 2011

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 Tsuneko, and brother Eric. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Soto Mission of Hawaii, 1708 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Dorothy Mikie Arakawa

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Jan. 30, 2011
Dorothy Mikie “Miki” Arakawa, 84, of Molokai, a retired Monsanto and Hawaiian Research office manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Robert, son Bruce, daughters Laura Weeks and Janice Rogers, brother Alexander Kimura, sister Doris Fujimoto, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Col. Stanley Malcolm Boone

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COL. STANLEY MALCOLM BOONE USAR (Ret)

Passed away on Saturday the 15th of January 2011, at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Stanley Boone was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii on Jan 3, 1926, the son of Rev. Byron Douglas Boone and Elsie Miyoko (Norimoto) Boone and grew up in the Kapahulu area of Honolulu with a passion for surfing and airplanes. He began taking private pilot flight lessons at Rogers Field in July 1941. He graduated from Roosevelt High School (Class of 1943), and briefly attended the University of Hawaii, before enlisting in the U.S. Army in April 1945. He was disappointed that as an AJA (American of Japanese Ancestry) he was not able to become a military pilot.

He attended basic training at Camp Livingston, Louisiana and Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was sent overseas to Italy, where he served as a Platoon Leader with Company C of the 351st Regiment, 88thInfantry Division. He served as an outpost commander on the “Morgan Line” in the Trieste area during the opening moments of the Cold War. He left active duty in 1947 and returned home to Honolulu.

Later that year he entered Seattle Pacific College in Seattle where he met his wife, Anne (Lingerfelt) Boone. He received his Bachelors Degree in Economics in June, 1950 and went to work for the Boeing Company.

He was recalled to active duty in March 1951 to serve during the Korean War. Already having a private pilot license, he was this time assigned as an aviator and sent directly to advanced flight training. He went on to fly L-19 “Bird Dogs” with the 1st Cavalry Division. While serving in Korea he was awarded an Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After leaving active duty he served in the Army Reserve another 25 years, retiring as a Colonel in 1977.

Following the Korean War he returned to Seattle Pacific College where he earned his teaching degree. He taught in the Shoreline School District near Seattle, a job he loved for 32 years, until he retired. During that time he earned his Masters Degree from Seattle Pacific College and his PhD in Education from the University of Washington. He taught every level from 4th grade through graduate classes in Education. He retired from teaching in 1986 and returned home to Hawaii for good this time.

He loved and was very much loved by his family. He is survived by his wife, Anne, his four sons (Richard, Stanley, Daniel, and David), their wives (Louise, Linda, Anne, and Kim), 10 grandchildren (Kathryn; Jennifer, David, Stanley; Rachel, Sean, Ryan, Trevor; Sarah, Wesley) and one great grandchild (Jon), with another great grandchild (Kaiden) soon to arrive.
Col. Boone will be interred at Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Virginia Norma Brantley

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Feb. 5, 2011
Virginia Norma Brantley, 85, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by son James and sister Betty Rodardy. Private services.

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Rueben Wayne Buendia

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Jan. 11, 2011
Rueben Wayne Buendia, 54, of Honolulu, a Gima Pest Control employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Noelie M., daughters Nichole K. and Alexis C.U., brothers Gary S. and Donovan B., sisters Yvette Nagtalon and Nanette “Nene” Kiyota, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sumie Moriwake Burgett

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Feb. 6, 2011
Sumie Moriwake Burgett, 84, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Michael H. and Kelly T.; daughter Barbara; brothers Shigeto “Richard,” Kazuto “James” and Kiyoto Moriwake; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Lazar Castro Castanares

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Feb. 10, 2011
Lazar Castro “Atoy” Castanares, 61, of Kaaawa died in Crawford Convalescent Home, Haleiwa. He was born in Manila. He is survived by brothers Jesse, Oscar, Cesar and Luis Jr.; and sisters Joan Monforte, Sarah Aballe, Elaine Balmonte, Liza Lee, Cosette Marzan and Christine Reyes. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. March 8 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Rosie Kim Chang

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Feb. 1, 2011
Rosie Kim Chang, 92, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John W.K., brother Earl Kim, sister Clara Amundsen and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Center for Asia -Pacific Exchange or charity.

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Michiko Ikawa Cole

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Feb. 6, 2011
Michiko Ikawa Cole, 55, of Honolulu, a United Airlines flight attendant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by husband Allen C., daughter Maxine R., mother Teruko Ikawa, brothers Seiji and Yuji Ikawa, and sister Kimiko Ikawa. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Patricia Chiharu Hata

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Jan. 31, 2011

Patricia Chiharu Hata, 58, of Waipahu, a Lehua Elementary School educational assistant, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Michael T. and sisters Pearl Fukuhara, Lillian Ishimaru, Marilyn Shigetani and Karen Hasegawa. Private services.

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James Hipsher

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Feb. 8, 2011
James Hipsher, 76, of Hilo, a retired Pacific Maritime longshoreman, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Elizabeth, sons Christopher and Tod, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Albert Eimei Hokama

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Feb. 9, 2011
Albert Eimei Hokama, 89, of Honolulu, co-owner of Hokama Farm, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Glenn Y., daughter Cynthia T. Yanabu, brothers George S. and Franklin T., sisters Haruko “Eleanor” Wauke and Yuriko “Clara” Sumi, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Nancy Mitsuko Itagaki

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Jan. 30, 2011
Nancy Mitsuko Itagaki, 90, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Sandy M. Ahu and Kathryn A. Soma, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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PAUL PAGAN CARVALHO, JR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

PAUL PAGAN CARVALHO, JR.

Age 56, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away February 8, 2011 in Waialua. Born December 24, 1954 in San Francisco, CA. Paul formerly worked for Dillingham Shipyard, BAE Systems-Hawaii Shipyards for 35 years. He was a member of the Northshore Christian Fellowship Church.

He is survived by wife, Rhonda Carvalho; sons, Thomas (Jamie) Carvalho, Nainoa Carvalho, Kaikala Carvalho; daughters, Brianne Carvalho, Kaimanaokai Carvalho; mother, Katie De Aguiar; stepfather, Thomas De Aguiar; brothers, Raymond (Dana) Carvalho, Arnold (Lisa) Carvalho, Henry De Aguiar; sisters, Pansy (Joseph) Mendez, Annette Higuchi, Renee Carvalho, Eleanor (Anthony) Ortiz, Frances (Garrett) Maluenda; 8 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:15 p.m. Monday (February 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m.

Alexander McLain Jr.

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Feb. 8, 2011
Alexander McLain Jr., 80, of Honolulu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paulette; son Arnold; daughters Alette Kauku, Arlene Pratt and Alyson Pacarro; brother Robert; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Monday at 1127 Mokulua Drive, Lanikai.

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Carolyn Marie Kadooka

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Feb. 10, 2011
Carolyn Marie Kadooka, 81, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, owner of Hale Manu Farms in Captain Cook, died at home. She was born in Bakersfield, Calif. She is survived by daughter Dianna Miller and sister Gloria J. Smith. Private services.

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Albert Alii-Kane Kassebeer

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Jan. 25, 2011
Albert Alii-Kane “Al Boy” Kassebeer, 48, of Waimanalo, a roofer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Uilani Ellis, daughter Katrina “Faddle”; sons Kalani and Jon Auala-Ellis; father Abraham “Uncle Porky”; brothers Abraham “Mongie” and Allen; sisters Alonza “Ti Girl” Scott, Alberta “Bootsie” Lui and Alexis Ann Kassebeer; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Grace Toshie Kimoto

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Jan. 11, 2011
Grace Toshie Kimoto, 95, of Honolulu, a retired store manager, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clayton K., brothers Walter and Edwin 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Leatrice Mutsuko Kimura

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Jan. 21, 2011
Leatrice Mutsuko Kimura, 89, of Honolulu, a city retiree, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Rodney I., daughter Kathleen R. and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Michael Yoshikazu Maruo

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Feb. 2, 2011

Michael Yoshikazu Maruo, 61, of Honolulu, an Austin Tsutsumi & Associates Inc. land surveyor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Yoshikatsu; mother Katie; and sisters Patricia Maruo, Leslie Kayser and Adele Maruo. Private services.

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Jacob I. Moon

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Jan. 7, 2011

Jacob I. Moon of Honolulu, an Eastman Kodak Co. retiree and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen, brother Charles and sisters Theresa Kaneshiro and Sylvia Lawton. Private services.

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Hildegard Katie Muschel

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Feb. 14, 2011
Hildegard Katie Muschel, 79, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in New York City. She is survived by son George A. Theofanis, daughters Christina T. Han and Irene M. Theofanis, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road, Kailua. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations optional.

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Filimina B. Omalza

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Feb. 2, 2011
Filimina B. Omalza, 83, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Candido; sons Kenneth, Rodney, Candy, Gary, Christy and Glenn; daughters Dora Holick, Pearla Fernandez, Jere Canionero, Donna Hasley and Diana Garcia; brothers Billy and Roy Bernades; sisters Pacita Agan and Jane Gabriel; 32 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Milton Chuon Fuk Pang

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Feb. 4, 2011
Milton Chuon Fuk Pang, 63, of San Jose, Calif., died in San Jose. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sally En Sook; daughter Jessica; parents Benjamin and Rita; and brothers Melvin, Gary and Gregory. Visitation: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: noon.

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Loreta P. Pascual

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Jan. 29, 2011
Loreta P. Pascual, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Pidding, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ernesto, Perfecto, Domingo, Quincy and Matt; daughters Maria, Cathy, Anna and Amy; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. next Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Samuel Aalona Kaopua Pomaikai

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Jan. 24, 2011
Samuel Aalona Kaopua Pomaikai, 90, of Corvallis, Ore., a retired ammunitions inspector in Lualualei, West Loch and Waikele, and retired pastor, fisherman and carpenter, died in Corvallis. He was born in Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Samuel Jr., Paul “Kaipo” Sr., Moses, Princeton and Matthew; daughters Jo-Ann Isomura, Mae and Laverne Leslie, Faith Kanui and Shantel Schmidt; sisters Mary “Maka” Lee and Loretta White; 47 grandchildren; and 75 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Lurline Puamana Ross

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Dec. 30, 2010
Lurline Puamana “Sweetie” Ross, 74, of California, formerly of Hauula, died in California. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Todd; daughters Tanya Tekurio and Sandy and Wendy Ross; brothers Bernard Kamakahi and Joseph Kamakahi Jr.; sister Tiny Lane; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Congregational Church. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hauula Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Princess Tiola Sele-Kauihana

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Feb. 7, 2011
Princess Tiola Sele-Kauihana, 26, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Frandee Feliciano, hanai son Excel Kekahuna, mother Shirley-Ann Kauihana-Chock, stepfather William K. Chock, sisters Evelynn Sele-Kauihana and Julianna-Catherine-May Chock, hanai brother Nuu Siufanua and grandparent Alida W. Nakea-Kauihana. Visitation and services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Baptist Church. Casual attire.

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Henry Hiroshi Onishi Sr.

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Feb. 2, 2011
Henry Hiroshi “Hank” Onishi Sr., 88, of Aiea, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Helen Y., son Henry H. Jr., daughter Rosalind S., brother Isao, sister Haruko Fukuhara and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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James Robert Woods Sr.

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Jan. 13, 2011
James Robert Woods Sr., 90, of Haleiwa, a retired Honolulu Rapid Transit welder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons James R. Jr., Robert, Clement K., George and Walter; daughters Geraldine Naki, Victoria Sebetich and Emily Sagundo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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