Archive for March 2nd, 2011

Douglas K. Akiyama

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Feb. 14, 2011
Douglas K. Akiyama, 63, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hyok Ja, sons Robert and Soon, daughter Melanie Shin, sister Geralyn and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Marion Ruth Armistead

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Feb. 14, 2011
Marion Ruth Armistead, 82, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Jack; son Martin; daughters Pam Kalauli, Jeri Armistead and Karine Herkner; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren. No services.

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Rufolo D. Asuncion

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Feb. 20, 2011
Rufolo D. Asuncion, 69, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria P.; sons Romualdo and Allan; daughters Arlene Asuncion and Rina Pablo; brothers Jesus and Solomon; sisters Trinidad Domion, Gloria Vidad and Margarita Rosario; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Stella Keala Enos

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Jan. 26, 2011
Stella Keala Enos, 75, of Nanakuli, a Hawaii Medical Center East licensed practical nurse, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Doris Enos-Branigan, Garnet K.C. and Diane Enos, Rose P. Enos-Ceniza, and Mel and Violet Hoohuli; brothers Joe, Josiah and William Hoohuli; sister Mabel H. Wright; 23 grandchildren; and 39 great- grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Helen Fumiko Fukuda

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HELEN FUMIKO FUKUDA
July 11, 1927 – February 21, 2011

83, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Naval Supply Center secretary, died at Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu.

She is survived by son Keith Y. (Faye); daughters Karen Y. (Maurice) Tanaka, Joan K. (Guy) Inocelda and Janice G. Fukuda (Kenneth Chan); brothers Masao, Yoshinobu and Albert K. Yamato; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation: 5 p.m. March 7, 2011 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Jean Ackerley Gray

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Feb. 23, 2011
Jean Ackerley Gray, 73, of Hana, Maui, a clinical dietitian, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada. She is survived by husband Chuck, son Jeffrey, stepson Cary and stepdaughter Letty. Celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.

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Stanley Yukinari Hamaji

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Feb. 12, 2011
Stanley Yukinari Hamaji, 68, of Honolulu, a former Creative Signs & Graphics sign technician and fabricator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane and daughter Iris. Private services.

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Thelma K. Achiu Harvest

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Jan. 14, 2011
Thelma K. Achiu “Aunty Thelma” Harvest, 89, of Haleiwa, a retired Mutual Telephone Co. telephone operator, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Edward K., daughter Pearl P., sisters Lei A. Zen and Winifred A. Fujimori, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Yutaka Hoshino

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Feb. 11, 2011
Thomas Yutaka Hoshino, 78, of Aiea, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Dorothy I. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Tama Kavika Isaia

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Feb. 23, 2011
Tama Kavika Isaia, 58, of Waianae, a restaurant chef and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Pi’ilani; sons Kavika Isaia, Kalei Wilbur, and Aika and Pono Makaula; daughters Mone Isaia, and Kehau and Kai Wilbur; brother Fili; sister Pisi Atuatasi; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the family residence. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

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Lee Grant Johnson

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Jan. 14, 2011
Lee Grant Johnson, 78, of Mililani, a retired Army military intelligence officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Jane K., son Ken D., daughter Jere L. Sanchez, sister Joyce Tarrentino and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Yasuhiro Kawamoto

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Feb. 16, 2011
Yasuhiro Kawamoto, 69, of Honolulu, owner of Yasu’s Auto Body, died at home. He was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He is survived by wife Sumiko and son Yasuyuki. Private services.

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Stanley Masahisa Kimura

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Jan. 26, 2011
Stanley Masahisa “Masa” Kimura, 77, of Honolulu, a retired HyGrade Electric Co. electrician, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tina Y., daughter Jo Ann J., mother Yoshie and brothers Henry M. and James T. Private services.

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Adney Yoshio Komatsu

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Feb. 23, 2011
Adney Yoshio Komatsu, 87, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judy, sons Jay and Grant, daughters Jan Komatsu and Jill Nakaichi, sister Ada Yoshimoto, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honolulu Hawaii Stake, 1560 S. Beretania St. Services: 3 p.m.

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Leonard S.F. Malaepule

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Dec. 26, 2010
Leonard S.F. Malaepule, 77, of Waianae, a retired supervisor with the city Parks and Recreation Department tree trimming division, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Olosega, Samoa. He is survived by son Mercer Aikala, daughters Eleanor Akau and Rita K. Martin, 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 48 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua Church, 1760 Nalani St., Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m. No burial services. Casual attire.

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Anthony John Martelles

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Feb. 24, 2011
Anthony John Martelles, 68, of Wailuku, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. welder, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Jeanne, son Robert, daughter Yvette Reece, brothers Joseph and Manuel, sisters Patricia Madella and Magdeline Martelles, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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KATHERINE “KATHY” JANE SABANAL MERCADO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

KATHERINE “KATHY” JANE SABANAL MERCADO

Age 78, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 13, 2011 in Aiea. Born January 17, 1933 in Waimalu, Hawaii. She was a homemaker, and loved her family very dearly, and enjoyed spending time with them.

She is survived by sons, Ben Leal, Mateo (Grace) Leal, Jose Mercado, Dale (Gwen) Mercado, Dewelle (Rochelle) Mercado; daughters, Kris (Ricky) Tingkang, Julie (Tamo) Kitajima, Jo Ann (Davy) Chaves, Euhenia (Ben) Pangelinan; brothers, Edward Sabanal, Harry Cruz; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Yasuo Moribe

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Feb. 23, 2011
Yasuo Moribe, 97, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kauai County road maintenance man and a farmer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Barbara Nishida, five grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Kapaa Jodo Mission. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Harris Nozomu Murabayashi

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Feb. 15, 2011
Harris Nozomu Murabayashi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired city chief fiscal analyst, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by daughters Dona Kang and Fern Yoshida, brothers Harry and Albert, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Hajime Nakao

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Feb. 8, 2011
Hajime Nakao, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel maintenance engineer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masako, son Layton H., brothers Masao and Jerry M., sisters Masako Matsumoto and Miyoko Takegami, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Sam Sadanobu Okuda

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Feb. 16, 2011
Sam Sadanobu Okuda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired publications editor for the federal government, died. He was born in Exeter, Calif. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, sons Arthur T. and Nolan K., daughter Julie M., brothers Frank and Gilbert, and sister Geraldine. Private services.

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Elsie Taeko Ota

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Feb. 27, 2011
Elsie Taeko Ota, 91, of Kahului, a Maui County Department of Personnel executive secretary, died at home. She was born in Pauwela, Maui. She is survived by sons Charles and Yoshio, daughter Karen Wintermyre, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.

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Angeline Pauline-Maka

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Nov. 7, 2010
Angeline Pauline-Maka, 73, of Las Vegas, a customer service employee, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leonard L. Maka; daughters Roxanne Sabado, Renee Barretto and Laurie Batuyong; four brothers; two sisters; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m.

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John David Redell

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Feb. 22, 2011
John David Redell, 79, of Kailua, a retired federal government auditor and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Mobile, Ala. He is survived by daughter Lisa and two grandchildren. Private services.

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WALLY YONAMINE

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It is with profound sadness to hear the passing of Wally Yonamine, my hero and dear friend. I try to bear in mind what a great achievement it is to live one’s life well—and Wally certainly illustrated that belief. The man who changed Japanese baseball, and affected my life into love of the game since he tapped my head gently at Kourakuen Stadium over a half century ago. I mourn his passing but we should also try to celebrate how fully he put our lives to splendid use.
Mariyon I. Robertson Chair of Executive Board of ORIX Buffaloes and Chairman of MetPlan

Susumu Sakaida

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Feb. 7, 2011
Susumu “Tonti” Sakaida, 86, of Aiea, a retired journey general mechanic of CPC Del Monte Kualapuu, Molokai, and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, I Company, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Kaunakakai. He is survived by sons Dane and Eric, daughter Grace McKnight, brothers Seichi and Manabu, and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Services: 3 p.m. Inurnment at a later date at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Shigeo Shibata

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Feb. 10, 2011
James Shigeo Shibata, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Internal Revenue Service revenue agent, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet, sons Vernon and Erwin, brother Paul and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Patrick Nelson Smith

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Feb. 24, 2011
Patrick Nelson Smith, 58, of Kaneohe, owner of Innovative Flooring Systems Inc., died in Waikele. He was born in Oklahoma. He is survived by wife Kathryn, sons Christopher and Nathaniel, brother Michael, sisters Sharon Smith and Evelyn Courson-Quinn, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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LARRY JOSEPH, SR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

LARRY JOSEPH, SR.

Age 85, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away February 7, 2011 in Waianae. Born January 23, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Larry was a paniolo from an early age. He started working for his father, Antone Joseph, who owned the Joseph Dairy in Kalihi by the age of twelve. He later worked for Grace Brothers Company as a paniolo and truck driver for many years. Larry also worked for the Parker Ranch feed lot in Campbell Industrial Park as a paniolo. He participated in many rodeos in Hawaii and won the 1966 All Around Cowboy trophy at Honokaa, Big Island. From 1969-1971 he managed the Makaha Inn riding stables. He also worked as a laborer & leading man at the Lualualei Ammunition Depot until 1975 when he retired. One of Larry’s favorite things was talking story with family & friends about the old days, but his lifelong love was being a paniolo.

He is survived by wife, LaVerna Kahokuokalani Joseph; sons, Larry “Larry Boy” Joseph, Jr., Lesly “Ponto” Joseph; daughters, Veronica “Tina” (Clifford) Chow, Brenda “Ani” Key, Ramona “Tot” Gouveia, Roxanne “Rocco” Joseph, Lea “Tita” (Robert) Vierra; step-daughters, Laurie Digges, Sharon Texeira; step-son, Antony (Michelle) Good; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-greatgrandchildren, nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Peggy Jean Swift

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Feb. 10, 2011
Peggy Jean Swift, 87, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by sons Craig and R. Ned, daughters Tamara Swift and Stephanie Hudson, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kailua Methodist Church.

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