Archive for February 24th, 2011

Florence Shizue Ariyoshi

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Feb. 13, 2011
Florence Shizue Ariyoshi, 81, of Kailua, a retired Windward Volkswagen secretary, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Della K. Kawabata and Sheila A. Young, brother John S. Kitagawa, sisters Nancy F. Hanzawa and Sandra S. Iwata, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Arthur Baxter

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Feb. 3, 2011
Arthur Baxter, 86, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. engineer, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam War, and a Navy aviator who served during World War II and the Korean War, died in Pearl City. He was born in Kettle Falls, Wash. He is survived by wife Norma, son Dennis, daughters Patti Gutzeit and Cyndi Denomie, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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Fortunato Laconsay Cabanila

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Feb. 7, 2011
Fortunato Laconsay Cabanila, also known as “Playmate” and “Bamboo,” 99, of Keei Beach, Hawaii, a commercial fisherman, yard man for Alan Wilcox Jr. and sugar plantation worker, died at home. He was born in San Juan, La Union, Philippines. He is survived by wife Imelda; daughters Rosenia Kagawa and Rosemarie Punsalan; brothers Marcelino, Adencio and Eligio Cabanela ; sisters Rosario Rendon, Andrea Bacani, Pacentia Dumaguin and Lauriana Delena; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Kealakekua, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa, Hawaii. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edeane Mew Lung Ching

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Feb. 17, 2011
Edeane Mew Lung Ching, 55, of Honolulu, a Tripler Army Medical Center medical support assistant, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Betty C. and brothers Edyson and Carleton. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m.

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Carl Jon Fredholm

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Feb. 18, 2011
Carl Jon Fredholm, 68, of Torrance, Calif., formerly of Maui and Oahu, an employee at Pan American Airways, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, and a construction worker in Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Joyce, son Kale, daughters Cindi Economou and Michelle Paredes, brother Jay, sisters Sue Ellen Kelly and Haunani Collins and five grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Basilisa M. Pita Fuerte

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Feb. 19, 2011
Basilisa M. Pita “Nana” Fuerte, 88, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. She was born in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Adela P. Cosare, Norma P. Matsumoto and Joan P. Gour, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Casual attire. Cut flowers welcome.

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Josephine K. Kauwenaole

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Feb. 17, 2011
Josephine K. “Aunty Pine” Kauwenaole, 91, of Lanai City died in Lanai Community Hospital. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by son John, daughters Josephine Reinicke and Georgina Kawamura and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Lanai Community Center. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery.

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Flora Oliveros Lorenzo

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Feb. 9, 2011
Flora Oliveros Lorenzo, 93, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker and former coffee picker, died at home. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Juanito and Leonardo Ambrosio; daughters Adelina Niino, Pacita Agbanlog, Carmelita Ambrosio and Rosalinda Ambrosio; 34 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa, Hawaii. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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The Rev. Tevita Kehe Malafu

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Feb. 18, 2011
The Rev. Tevita Kehe Malafu, 68, of Kihei, Maui, retired owner of Malafu Contractors, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Ilaisaane F.; sons Semisi “James,” Vetekina, Sitiveni “Steven” and David; daughters Ana Makoni; brothers and sisters Siale Saili, Fisiipeau Lolohea, Liliosa Fifita, the Rev. Tevita K. Malafu , Pasova Sepuloni, Akesa Masi, Talite Malafu and Elizabeth Malafu; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation and services: 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Dorothy Yasuye Matsuura

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Feb. 6, 2011
Dorothy Yasuye Matsuura, 86, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Diane Goo, Sharon Yoshiura and Arleen Matsuura, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ester Silbestra Magtalas Midel Mullin

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In Memory of
ESTHER MAGTALAS MIDEL MULLIN
1923 – 2010

On the one year anniversary of our mother’s death, we recall a verse she wrote on 12-14-94, four days before her 71st birthday. . .

Remember me when this you see
if in this world I may not be,
but if the grave shall be my bed,
please think of me when I’m gone.

We will always remember our Mother and hold her close to our hearts. We miss her very much.

E ho’omaka me ka maluhia

Aloha nui loa,

Richard, Robert, Edwin, Leilani & Grace

Siaosi Mani Taufa Naniseni

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Feb. 14, 2011
Siaosi Mani Taufa Naniseni, 64, of Kaneohe, a construction worker, died in Waipahu. He was born in Nautoka, Tonga. He is survived by son Tevita Pikula, daughter Ofa Pikula, brothers Tonolo, Latanoa, Siua, Sione, Fuiva and Siale and sisters Iunisi, Tokilupe, Fololeni, Ofa, Kafuatu and Fanua. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Kahuku Methodist Church.

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Alice Tsuyuko Niimi

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Jan. 20, 2011
Alice Tsuyuko Niimi, 77, of Haleiwa, a retired American Savings Bank manager, died in Haleiwa. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by daughters Joy Niimi and Cindy Murakami, brother Harold A. Kajiwara, sisters Setsuko Nakamura, Nobuko Tsue and Nancy Yamamoto and a grandchild. Private services.

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Toshio Orita

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Feb. 6, 2011
Toshio “Bob” Orita, 87, of Waipahu, an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Battery C, 552nd Field Artillery Battalion, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Tomii, sons Alvin and Melvin, daughters Stella Yara and Leona Yuen and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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Francis Pan

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Feb. 11, 2011
Francis Pan, 93, a retired attorney, died at their Honolulu home. He was born in Guangdong, China. She was born in Qingdao, Shandong, China. They are survived by son Peter, daughter Margaret, caregiver Katherine and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Rose Marie Pan

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Jan. 18, 2011
Rose Marie Pan, 94, a retired paralegal, died at their Honolulu home. He was born in Guangdong, China. She was born in Qingdao, Shandong, China. They are survived by son Peter, daughter Margaret, caregiver Katherine and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Boniface Kaui Romualdo

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Jan. 2, 2011
Boniface Kaui Romualdo, 50, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kaohilii, daughter Falon Romualdo-Feliciano, father Peter J., brothers Peter Jr. Audwin, Theodore and Anthony, sister Maile Kurata and three grandchildren. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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David C. Sanford

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Feb. 7, 2011
David C. Sanford, 82, of Aiea, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. industrial engineer and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Norma L. “Peter,” daughters Margit “Pooh” Howell and Wendy “Pie” Thomas, brother Tim and two grandchildren. No services.

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Naomi Carol Tom Sato

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Jan. 31, 2011
Naomi Carol Tom Sato, 49, of Honolulu, a First Hawaiian Bank vice president, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Marshall, daughter Rhiann, mother Gail O. Tom and brother Gregory Y.P. Tom. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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David G.R. Short

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Jan. 28, 2011
David G.R. Short, 70, of Landenberg, Pa., a University of Delaware Chemical Engineering Department professor, DuPont Engineering retiree and an Army officer, died at home. He was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeanne C. Haley, son Jeffrey M.D., daughter Jennifer S., brother Charles B. and a grandchild. Services held. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Neward, DE 19713, or Kalahikiola Congregational Church, P.O. Box 159, Kapaau, HI 96755.

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Danny Ronald Thornton

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Feb. 14, 2011
Danny Ronald Thornton, 61, of Clarksville, Tenn., a school teacher, former Honolulu Police Department employee and a retired Marine Corps master sergeant who served in the Vietnam War and the Desert Storm campaign, died in Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born in Clarksville. He is survived by wife Marjorie, son Donald, daughter Jennifer Pittman, mother Lottie, brothers Gregory and Richard, sisters Debra Berry and Brenda Thornton, grandmother Jennie Ramey and four grandchildren. Services in Tennessee.

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RONALD “KEN CHAN” K. TOGASHI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

RONALD “KEN CHAN” K. TOGASHI

Age 77, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 13, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born September 10, 1933 in Pomoho Camp, Wahiawa, Hawaii. Ronald retired as a carpenter from Wahiawa Builders.

He is survived by wife, Shirley Togashi; sons, Terry (Cheryl) Togashi, Kent (Barbara) Togashi, Kurt Togashi, Ron Togashi; daughter, Joy (Michael) Watai; sisters, Helen (Ted) Shimaura, Kay (Lewis) Ito; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (February 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Nga Truong

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Feb. 8, 2011
Nga Truong, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Guangdong, China. She is survived by sons Heng Penh, Hiem and Phi T. Luu, daughters Pei Jin and Nghi B. Luu, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Niu Ta’a Ulima

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Feb. 16, 2011
Niu Ta’a “Jr” 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. Additional information for a obituary published yesterday.

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Vernon Kekahimoku Valdez

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Jan. 29, 2011
Vernon Kekahimoku Valdez, 63, of Kailua, a traffic control supervisor with Hardware Hawaii in Kailua and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ashelyn K. Valdez and LaRene “Kahai” Tamashiro, brothers Nelson Valdez and Chuck Hercules and sisters Laverne Hercules, Celestina Castro and Julie Bethe-Valdez. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran