Archive for February 27th, 2011

IONE B. CHAPMAN

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IONE B. CHAPMAN
5/30/42-2/27/08
The love of my life 39 years together with love forever
Don

NELLIE YOUNG HUNG CHUN-MING

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NELLIE YOUNG HUNG CHUN-MING

81, of Independence, MO, and formally of Honolulu, HI, passed away surrounded by loving family on December 1, 2010, at Centerpoint Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth Keen Nam Chun-Ming. A memorial and life celebration service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Community of Christ New Walnut Park Congregation, 1137 S. Pearl Street, Independence, MO. All are invited to stay after to share in fellowship and a light meal of Chinese noodles. Written remembrances and photos of Nellie would be appreciated as keepsakes for her two granddaughters. Please mail to Nellie’s family c/o P.O. Box 92, Ashland, MO 65010. Memorial contributions may be made to Outreach International, 129 W. Lexington, Independence, MO 64050. Nellie was born June 4, 1929, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Koon Sut and Kai (Ing) Chang. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu and went on to Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, where she received an Associate of Arts degree. She then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Kansas State University at Emporia and taught school in Missouri, Hawaii, and California. Nellie met Kenneth, also from Hawaii, at Graceland College. They married on December 29, 1950, at the Stone Church in Independence. Nellie and Kenneth lived in Independence until their return to Hawaii with their young daughters in 1961. Nellie supported Kenneth faithfully in his work as full-time minister for the RLDS Church from 1965 until his retirement in 1990. While under World Church appointment the family lived in Hawaii, California, and Japan. In addition to sharing the responsibilities of her husband’s ministry, Nellie served as women’s leader, church school teacher, and Girl Scout leader. During their 10 years in Tokyo, Japan, when Kenneth made extended trips abroad, Nellie maintained the home, taught English, and cultivated a deep appreciation for Japan’s language, rich culture, and people. Upon returning to the United States in 1978, Nellie and Kenneth continued their dedication to Community of Christ, participating in local and World Church activities. Nellie became an ordained minister in October 2000. She worked as a substitute teacher and stayed active playing tennis, exercising (20-year member of the YMCA), volunteering for youth and community services, and keeping in close touch with family and friends. Her energetic lifestyle was an inspiration to both young and old. Everyone was welcome in her home, a unique expression of Chinese, Hawaiian, Japanese, and many other cultures. While she enjoyed visitors from around the world, she especially cherished spending time with her two granddaughters. Nellie missed Kenneth greatly after he passed in 2008, but did not waver in serving her church and community. Nellie is survived by two daughters, Nadine Cathey and her husband Dan of Albuquerque, NM, and Nanette Ward and her husband Craig of Ashland, MO; two granddaughters, Lauren Chun-Ming Cathey and Kai Lynn Chun-Ming Ward; sister Norma Lee and her husband Terrance, two aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews of Hawaii; and many other dearly loved family members. Nellie had a zest for life. She was known for her infectious smile, spirited personality, non-stop energy, sense of humor, candor, and never wasting time to offer help and friendship to others. She shared her life, love, and joy generously, ensuring that no one was forgotten or left out. Nellie will truly be missed. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel 816-252-7900).

Demetrio Catura Florentin

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Jan. 31, 2011
Demetrio Catura Florentin, 85, of Ewa Beach, an Ewa Sugar Mill Plantation field worker, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Vigan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Caridad P., son George P., daughter Susan P. Berry, sister Angelita Corpuz, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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SHEILA KIKU (TSUBOTA) GARCIA

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SHEILA KIKU (TSUBOTA) GARCIA

Sheila Kiku Garcia, 48, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by husband Ruben Garcia, daughters Tracy and Tiffany, son Chad, grandchildren Briley, Aiden and Felix; parents George and Harumi Tsubota; brothers Joel (Jina), Clint, Miles (Tina), Kevin (Myrna) and Reid (Joyce); numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. John Vianney Parish in Kailua, Hawaii on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 10:30am. Light lunch reception to follow. Family requests no flowers.

MODESTO TAMAYO CRUZ, JR

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

MODESTO TAMAYO CRUZ, JR.

Age 74, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 3, 2011 in Aiea, Hawaii. He was born in the Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Julia M. Cruz; sons, Herman (Grace) Cruz, Modesto (Jennifer Lyn) Cruz III, Arnel (Kim Chi) Cruz, Noel (Casey) Cruz; daughters, Venie (Dennis) Lee, Leah Cruz, Rowena (George) Vessiropoulos, Gemma (Ali) Atti; brother, Dr. Victor Cruz; sisters, Dr. Josefina Cruz-Soto, Mercedes Boan; 12 grandchildren.

Visitation is 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (March 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (March 7) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

William J. Aylward Jr.

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Feb. 11, 2011
William J. “Bill” Aylward Jr., 92, of Lihue, a Navy veteran who worked in personnel, labor relations and management at various corporations, died. He was born in Fall River, Mass. He is survived by son Bill III, daughters Lynn Aylward-Bingman and Leslie J. Centner, brother Paul T. and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Regency at Puakea. Scattering of ashes at a later date in the Pacific Ocean.

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Dennis Tadashi Kido

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DENNIS TADASHI KIDO
August 22, 1945 – January 11, 2011

“Dennis Kido, age 65, from Kailua, Oahu died at St. Francis Hospice-West. He was kind hearted and generous and always looked for opportunities to help others. He graduated from Kailua High School in 1963 and served in the US Army in the Far East. After the army he worked on the mainland, SE Asia and the South Pacific. Besides work, Dennis always found time for others: Volunteering for public TV, Big Brothers and as a ski guide at the Colorado Ski School for the Blind. He continued to improve himself by taking classes at University of Colorado and Hawaii, studying engineering and computer technology. He returned to Hawaii in l995 to care for his aging parents and started a new career at the UH in information technology.

He was big brother to Carol (John) Burke of Waianae and Howard (Donnette (Doi)) Kido of Portland, OR. Dennis was a loving uncle to his nephew, Michael Burke of Honolulu, and nieces Anne (David) Standring of Renton, WA, Michelle Kido of New Orleans, LA, Jennifer Kido of Portland, OR and Kimberly (Bert) Chang of San Francisco, CA.

Visitation: 10am, Service: 11am at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Sat. Mar. 5, 2011. Aloha attire. No flowers.”

Jean Y.J. Kong

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Feb. 18, 2011
Jean Y.J. “Girlie” Kong, 95, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Halaula, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ivan, Arthur C. Jr., Stefan and Ranney; daughters Sherri Kong and Penny Kollars; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Myrna Harriet Largosa

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Feb. 19, 2011
Myrna Harriet Largosa, 71, of Kahului, an employee of various Honolulu firms, including Fujikami Florist floral arrangements creator, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Mark; daughters Stephanie Mattos, Stacey J. Weber and Kim Edney; brothers William and Bruce Sakamoto; sisters Patricia Nearing, Winona Afaga, Linda Texeira and Stella Sakamoto; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Church. Services: 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers.

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Fei Matila

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Jan. 31, 2011
Fei Matila, 74, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Aunuu, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Fei Jr. and James; daughters Toefuaina Hill, Fia’avae Toeaina, Aloiluma Matila, Gloria Lilo, Serina T. Asuega Toeaina-Matila and Falaofuta Satele; brothers Anovale Lulu, Lulu Lulu Jr., Asoiva, Tu’ugafue, Taulafoga, Ese and Ulavale Umu Fa’alave, Fa’amao Bower, and Tutau, Nameli, Lokeni, Neueli, Alesaga and Semisi Nu’usila; sisters Asofausia Matila, Sipa’u Lavatai, Tolua Fa’alave Tafua, Letineia Tufele, Taiana Fuala’au, Matauaina O’brien , Faleilelagi Foster, Taumalatou Taua and So’ogafai Mamea; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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ARTHUR WILSON MENEZES

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ARTHUR WILSON MENEZES

Arthur Wilson Menezes passed away on February 15, 2011, at Queen’s Hospital. He was 93 years old.

Arthur Menezes was born in Honolulu on April 5, 1917, the son of Manuel and Lucinda Menezes, and the youngest of six children. He grew up in Kaimuki. He loved surfing, wrestling and weight lifting. He won several wrestling championship titles in the Territory of Hawaii.

Arthur graduated from St. Louis College in 1935. He sailed to Wake Island in May of 1941 to work there as a civilian. He participated in the Battle of Wake Island and was taken and held as a prisoner of war for forty-four months in China and Japan. In January of 1946 he married his long-time sweetheart, Helen Ornellas. They had eight children together and were happily married until Helen’s death in 1987. A few years later, Arthur met and courted Geraldine (Medeiros) Keliinoi. She became Geraldine Menezes when she and Arthur married in May of 1993. Arthur always said he was blessed to have the love of two such wonderful women in his life.

Arthur worked in the life insurance industry, spending forty years of his career as an agent with the New York Life Insurance Company. Arthur made many lifelong friendships among the men and women at the company.

Arthur was a member of the YMCA, Elks Club, Portuguese Pioneer Civic Association and provided sweet harmony in the church choir, the Portuguese Chorale and the Honolulu Symphony Chorale.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Geri, his eight children, Carol Scolari (Bill), Robert Menezes (Lori), Doug Menezes (Ellie), Susan Berk (Brent), Christi Wright (Pete), Jim Menezes (Patty), Mitch Menezes (Bridgette) and Marijo Parkin (Ed), and their families, including seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren with two more on the way.

Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. on March 3, 2011, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 800 Kaheka Street. A Mass will be celebrated immediately following, at 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The family asks that flowers be omitted.

MILDRED FUMIKO NAHINA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

MILDRED FUMIKO NAHINA

Age 89, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 4, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born December 5, 1921 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, George “Moke” Nahina Sr.; sons, Robert (Bobby) Miyasato, George Moses Jr. (Gloria) Nahina, Lyndon Nahina, John Nahina of Long Beach, CA; daughters, Evelyn (Emmy) Dacuag of Kent, WA, Georgette (Jeff) Henmi, Jackie (Larry) Cabebe; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, John (Elaine) Miyasato; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

ESTEBAN CORPUS PADUA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

ESTEBAN CORPUS PADUA

Age 83, of Pearl City, passed away February 19, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center West. Born August 3, 1927 in Santiago, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines. Esteban was a leader supervisor with Planning & Estimator at Pearl Harbor and active with the Aloha Shriners & Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by wife, Norma A. Padua; sons, Elmer A. (Lesa) Padua of Washington, Steve A. (Alice) Padua of Colorado, Adam A. Padua of Los Angeles, Joseph A. (Lori) Padua of New York, Anthony A. (Sandra) Padua; brother, Teofilo (Betty) Padua of Canada; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Friday March 4 2011 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6 p.m. Committal service 8:30 a.m. Monday March 7, 2011 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers, please.

BONNIE KEALOHA “BABY GIRL” PETERS

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

BONNIE KEALOHA “BABY GIRL” PETERS

Bonnie Kealoha “Baby Girl” Peters of Pahoa, Hawaii and Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu. She was born in Mendocino, California on July 8, 1975. She is survived by husband, Jared, “Smokey” Peters, parents, Bruce S. Ames and Sally Emery, step parents, Andy Adler and Srimati Ames, brothers, Andy Adler, Stephen Ames, Kent (Trista) Ames, sister, Belle Gildina, nephews, Dustin Gilding, Macks Gilding and Noah Ames, nieces, Savannah Ames, Chevi Ames, Gracie Ames and Mary Ames; uncles, aunts, cousins and many close friends and dear friends from Pahoa High School, including Mia Moore, Felicia Harms and Chandraka Fisher. Memorial services at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011 at Leilani Estate Park, Big Island. Scattering of ashes in the ocean at Kalapana, Hawaii

MERCEDES BANGGO REINANTE

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

MERCEDES BANGGO REINANTE

Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away February 2, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center East. Born January 12, 1929 in Luna, Burgos, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Leopoldo (Herminia) Reinante Sr. of Philippines, Roberto (Iluminada) Reinante of Philippines, Agustin (Minda) Reinante, Marcelo (Imelda) Reinante of Philippines, Dionisio Reinante of Philippines, Danny (Nely) Reinante; daughters, Erlinda Reinante of Philippines, Adelina Lestino, Domie Reinante, Leonila (Emeterio) Mentoy of Philippines, Jenny Reinante, Victoria (George) Nakagawa, Evelyn (German) Garcia; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday March 5, 2011 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ray Salazar

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Feb. 9, 2011
Ray Salazar, 72, of Kahului, a retired Maui High School social studies teacher and a Navy veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Pauline; sons Kirk, Sean and Ikaika; brothers George Salazar and Alfred Bumanglag; sisters Violet Taboniak and Emily Watanabe; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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HELEN SUEKO TAKESHITA

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NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

HELEN SUEKO TAKESHITA

Helen Sueko Takeshita age 76, of Honolulu was called home to be with the LORD on February 6, 2011, surrounded by her children and loved ones. Member of New Hope Christian Fellowship. She was born on December 3, 1934 in Waialua, Oahu. Mom’s Golden Heart

God saw you were getting tired
and a cure was not meant to be.
So he put his arms around you
and whispered, “Come with me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you
being called home to be
with the Lord.
Although we loved you deeply,
we could not make you stay.

Your golden heart stopped beating,
hard-working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to
prove to us
he only takes the best.

She is survived by 5 sons: Ray (Joann), Richard, Wayne, Craig (Angela), Keith; 4 daughters: Iris (Greg) Lee, JoAnn Takeshita, Lori (Jesse) Kaneshige, Lynn (Mark) Yamada; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers: Kenneth, Richard, Paul, and James Sonobe; 2 sisters: Ethel Tanaka, and Evelyn Nakahira; Nieces and Nephews.

March 5, Saturday. Visitation and fellowship at 10 A.M. Celebration of Life at 11 A.M. New Hope Christian Fellowship, 290 Sand Island Access Road. Casual attire.

Dr. Richard A. Williams

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Feb. 16, 2011
Dr. Richard A. “Rick” Williams, 66, of Honolulu, a gynecologist, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Fort Bragg, N.C. He is survived by brothers Dr. Rodney and William. No services. Donations suggested to Rick Williams Memorial Fund, c/o Little Flower High School, 1000 W. Lycoming St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.

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JOHN WILLIAM WOOD

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JOHN WILLIAM WOOD

Formerly of Ewa Beach and Kailua passed away February 4, 2011 in Bellingham, WA. John was born October 5, 1926 in Logan, Iowa. John went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska, serve his country proudly as a career Naval Officer, and spend his post Naval years in business and property management.

He married Barbara L. Kell in 1949, she passed away in 1982. He married Rosetta P. Wood in 1983. Together John and Rosetta shared the joy and love of 8 children, 17 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

ERVIN PINEDA YANUARIA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

ERVIN PINEDA YANUARIA

Age 20, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 4, 2011 in Honolulu. Born December 5, 1990 in Philippines.

He is survived by mother, Gemma P. Yanuaria; father, Errel Yanuaria; brother, Justine P. Yanuaria; grandparents, Junita Ramelb Yanueria, Marcelino Perez Pineda, Rosita Cornejo Pineda; many uncles, aunties, & cousins.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (March 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 – 11 a.m. Thursday (March 3) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy. Waipahu) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

BENJAMIN SAY BUN YEE

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BENJAMIN SAY BUN YEE

Ben (Uncle Bunny) passed away on February 5, 2011 at age 75.

Born in Honolulu on July 30, 1935, Ben graduated from Kaimuki High School and Chaminade University.

Served in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years and retired as a Lieutenant in the Honolulu Police Department after 25 years. Ben was a helping hand to all his friends and relatives; and was an active member of the Kailua Senior Citizens Club and Choral Group.

Survived by son Robin (Tonya); daughter Joni Pulani (Alan) Cumpston; grandchildren Mahina (Lucas) Sayin, Kainoa Cumpston and Malea Yee; a great-grandchild on the way; brothers Charles (Ernestine) and Walter (Ursula); sisters Gwen (Raymond) Leong, Angie Kau, May (Herman) Nii and Nannette (Norman) Koga; brother-in-law Harry Haynes; sister-in-laws Nancy Yee, Clara Yee and Dorothy Kahoiwai; 25 nephews and nieces; and many grandnephews and grandnieces.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Paahana in 2007; brothers Chungy and Ted; and brother-in-law Kulina Kau.

VISITATION 10:00 A.M.; MASS 11:30 A.M. ON SATURDAY MARCH 5 AT ST. JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH, 920 Keolu Drive in Kailua. Private inurnment at Hawai’i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran