Archive for February 23rd, 2011

Beatrice Lauae Ayoso

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Feb. 17, 2011
Beatrice Lauae Ayoso, 78, of Pearl City died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Leo; son Jarom; daughters Colleen Lowe, Jocelyn Lindsey, Kauai Rose, Marcia Ho and Kapewa Gellert; brother Buzzy Sproat; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

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Valerie Tomie Baker

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Feb. 17, 2011
Valerie Tomie Baker, 58, of Haiku, Maui, a grocery store cashier and homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Delbert, daughters Vanessa and Davina, mother Fusae Saito, brother Jon Saito and sisters Laura Kawahara, and Melissa and Meredith Saito. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Haiku. No flowers.

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William M.C. Chun

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Feb. 6, 2011
William M.C. Chun, 96, of Honolulu, a sheet metal worker with the federal government, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother David and sisters Jane Bacon, Mildred Tai, Cornelia Morin, Sandra Chun and Gertrude Quon. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Pauoa Chinese Christian Cemetery. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Julian V. Constantino

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Feb. 12, 2011
Julian V. “Papa” Constantino, 88, of Kilauea, Kauai, an Olokele Plantation irrigator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Christina; sons Roy and Chaz J.; daughters Sharon McMillin, Leona Blankley, Julie Pavao, Kay M. Berry and Jodie Carlsen; hanai sons Leslie Peru and Andrew Byram; hanai daughters Eileen Donohue and Talitha Byram; 17 grandchildren; five hanai grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Saint Sylvester’s Catholic Church, Kilauea. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Saint Catherine’s Cemetery. Casual attire.

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KENNETH KIYOSHI MURAKAMI, DDS

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KENNETH KIYOSHI MURAKAMI, DDS

Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Dentist. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, Mark (Lynn) of Honolulu, Dr. James (Christine) of Dublin, Ohio; daughters, Momi (Bill) Starritt of Torrence, CA. and Melissa (Lee) Richard of Mililani, Hi.; grandchildren, Ian, Meghan and Ethan Murakami of Honolulu, Margaret (Meg) Murakami of Dublin, Ohio, Jason Starritt of Torrence, CA. Caleb Richard of Mililani; brother, Walter (May) Murakami of Honolulu. Visitation from 3:30PM on Friday, February 25, 2011, at Manoa Valley Church; 2728 Huapala Street; memorial service 4:30 PM. Aloha attire, no flowers.

Haruyo Fujimoto

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Feb. 7, 2011
Haruyo Fujimoto, 94, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Richard K., daughter Lori S. Funasaki and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Donn Takeo Fujiwara

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Feb. 9, 2011
Donn Takeo Fujiwara, 48, of Kailua-Kona, owner of Yama’s Fishing Supply, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lisa, sons DJ and Gabriel, father Donald, brother Jon and sister Maile. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kona Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Porfirio Guerra

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Feb. 20, 2011
Porfirio Guerra, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Stevenson Intermediate teacher and Army veteran, died. He was born in Bakersfield, Calif. He is survived by wife Linda N.; son Anthony; daughters Lisa and Kelsi Guerra, and Jenica Wadsack; mother Maria Luisa Garcia; brother Manuel; sisters Rita Alvarez, Angie Cruz and Christine Amador; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala St. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers.

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Robert Wilder Lewis III

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Feb. 3, 2011
Robert Wilder “Bobby Boy” Lewis III, 39, of Pearl City died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Robert W. Jr. and Joanne M.; sisters Robinlee Hiner, Connie L. Laflamme and Lovey H. Hunter; and grandparent Constance Camara. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Dean Atherton Eyre Jr.

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Feb. 9, 2011
Dean Atherton Eyre Jr., also known as “Spike” and “Appy,” 81, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Trust Co. trust officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Bonnie, son Dean III, daughter Lisa and sister Martha McDaniel. Private services.

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Richard Kazuo Kaichi

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Feb. 2, 2011
Richard Kazuo Kaichi, 84, of Honolulu, a Kalakaua Intermediate School music teacher and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Steven, daughter Carolyn K. Schmidt and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Moses Moke Kaikuaana

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Jan. 31, 2011
Moses Moke Kaikuaana, 70, of Hilo, a retired Young Bros. Ltd. freight clerk in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ethel; son Clyde; daughters Ethel and Jasmine Kaikuaana, and Wanda Neves; sister Lillian Whitney; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St. Services: 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes and luncheon: 10 a.m. Sunday at Puhi Bay, Keaukaha, Hawaii. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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FRANCES M. LAU

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

FRANCES M. LAU

Age 70, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 15, 2011 in Kaneohe. Born February 25, 1940 in Hilo, Hawaii. An active member of Pearl City Recreation Center Senior Citizen Club and Toho No Hikari Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Howard C.W. Lau; son, Kenneth G. Lau (Jennifer Ayers) of CA; daughter, Tammy L. Lau of CA; brothers, Harold (Miyo) Kuwahara, Ronald (Pauline), Kuwahara of CA; sisters, Shizue Miyasato, Betty (Shozo) Nagao of Hilo, Ellen (James) Fukuda.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (February 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Louis Lichtenstein

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Feb. 15, 2011
Louis “Luigi” Lichtenstein, 63, of Hilo, owner and chef of Aloha Luigi, died at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by sisters Renee Skalet and Maida Belove-McCarthy. Celebration of life and potluck: 3 p.m. today at Aloha Luigi, Keawe Street, downtown Hilo. Casual attire.

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Matsuye Nakamoto

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Feb. 7, 2011
Matsuye “Myrna” Nakamoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery Corp. feeder and packer, died. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Thomas Y. and Stanley S., daughter June N. Higa, brothers Raymond and Hiroshi Arakaki, sister Betty Scull and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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ALICE TSUYUKO NIIMI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

ALICE TSUYUKO NIIMI

Age 77, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away January 20, 2011 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. Born December 1, 1933 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. A retired bank manager for American Savings Bank. Her hobbies were traveling, reading and spending time with her grandson.

She is survived by daughters, Joy Niimi, Cindy (Myles) Murakami; brother, Harold Akira Kajiwara; sisters, Setsuko Nakamura, Nobuko (Howard) Tsue, Nancy (Tommy) Yamamoto; grandchild, Cody Murakami.

Private services were held.

TOSHIO “BOB” ORITA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

TOSHIO “BOB” ORITA

Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 6, 2011 in Aiea. Born November 17, 1923 in Ewa, Hawaii. He was a member of 442 Battery C, 552nd Field Artillery Battalion. He was also a member of Ewa Hongwanji.

He is survived by wife, Tomii Orita; sons, Alvin (Doreen) Orita, Melvin (Carolyn) Orita; daughters, Stella Yara, Leona Yuen; 8 grandchildren.

Private Services were held.

Sueto Oshiro

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Feb. 18, 2011
Sueto Oshiro, 77, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retiree from the former Honokaa Hospital and an Air Force and Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Susie Akagi, brothers Shinkichi “Rusty” and Teruo, and sisters Yoshie Zakahi, Shigeko Oshiro and Arleen S. Ah Nee. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Sue Shizuko Park

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Feb. 7, 2011
Sue Shizuko Park, 92, of Honolulu, a Shiro’s Restaurant waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laie. She is survived by brothers Take Yama “Thomas,” Eiko “Robert,” Eigoro “Donald” and Take Tomo “Melvin” Onaga; and sisters Kimie “Kay” Shores and Asako “Pat” Kim. Private services.

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August Tavares Perreira

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Feb. 17, 2011
August Tavares “Papa Augie” Perreira, 90, of Waimanalo, a retired self-employed carpenter, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Anita May; sister Mabel Phillips; stepsons Kelly, Danny, Greg and Todd; and stepdaughters LoriANN, Terrine and Lisa Zane, and Sherrie Gaines. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

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Bakuu Smau

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Feb. 16, 2011
Bakuu “Papa” Smau, 76, of Waimanalo, a retired Pepsi-Cola Hawaii truck driver, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Peleliu, Palau. He is survived by wife Yaeko; son Marvin; daughters Margery Hampton, Marcella and Marlene Smau, and Michelle Moses; brothers Susong, Harry, Hensley and Willard; sisters Umeko, Kenri, Diana, Namberta, Calista and Grace; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

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Mideno Keawe Ballesteros Sr.

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Jan. 13, 2011
Mideno Keawe “Dino” Ballesteros Sr., 59, of Wahiawa, a Hokuahi Landscaping employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florie C.; sons Michael and Medino Jr.; daughter Melanie Ballesteros-Rodriguez; stepmother Carmen; brothers Junior Doctolero and Emilio, Clayton, Hymie, Manuel and Robin Ballesteros; sisters Dorothy Casimiro, Barbara Asuncion, Colleen Rivera, Jody Kingston and Janet Kamelamela; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Niu Ta’a Ulima

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Feb. 16, 2011
Niu Ta’a Ulima, 43, of Laie, a Bank of Hawaii senior network engineer, died. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tamara; sons Jarren and Jacob; daughters Jabrielle, Victoria and Jayden-Elizabeth; parents Salafa and Laloifi; brothers Elu Ta

‘a, Kesi and Fosi Ulima, Tony “Apa” Leota Ulima, Timoteo Gasolo Ulima, and Joseph, John, Junior and Joshua Lauama; and sisters Penina Tauai Nathan and Joan, Malia and Tui Lauama. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 6th Ward, north stake center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Renato Bilan Villadolid

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Jan. 20, 2011
Renato Bilan Villadolid, 41, of Waipahu, an Asahi Grill cook and Jani King franchise owner, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Cotabato, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marlyn D., son Renato D. Jr., daughter Rhenalyn D., brother Junicio and sisters Huling and Bibing Villadolid, Vicky Gacias and Edith Quinonez. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Eufemia West

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Jan. 26, 2011
Eufemia “Effie” West, 72, of Wahiawa, a former employee at Dole Plantation and Mililani Golf Restaurant, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband John; son Michael; daughter Lisa Dungca; brothers Federico, Fernando, Edwin and Amado Labasan; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Momoyo Masuko Weston

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Feb. 10, 2011
Momoyo Masuko Weston, 66, of Hawaii Kai died at home. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Loy S., mother Tome H. Masuko, brother Junichi Masuko and sisters Kuniko Sudo and Etsuko Tanikawa. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society, Hawaiian Humane Society or Hawaii Theatre Center.

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Barbara Anne Stevens Wilcox

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Feb. 18, 2011
Barbara Anne Stevens “Steve” Wilcox, 88, of Napoopoo, Hawaii, a retired journalist for The Honolulu Advertiser, former president of Kona Outdoor Circle and founding member of Les Gourmets de Pupu, died at home. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is survived by sons Allen III and Steven, daughter Anne I. Wilcox-Young, sister Carol Roberts, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. March 5 at Fairview in Napoopoo. Call 896-7076. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kona Hospital Foundation.

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