Archive for March 4th, 2011

EDMOND PUULEI AMARAL

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

EDMOND PUULEI AMARAL

Age 82, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away February 8, 2011 in Waianae. Born May 16, 1928 in Maui, Hawaii. Edmond retired as a tugboat captain. He was a 1st counselor for The Church of Latter Day Saints-Makaha Ward.

He is survived by son, Buddy Amaral; daughters, Dawn H. (Moses) Naone, Holly N. Kuehu, Nalani (Robert) Cline of GA; sister, Gwen Lutey of Maui; brother, Abel Amaral of Maui; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (March 7) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Makaha Ward (85-574 Plantation Rd., Waianae) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Thomas Haruo Amimoto

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Feb. 22, 2011
Thomas Haruo “Jaga” Amimoto, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Army National Guard master sergeant and aircraft mechanic supervisor, died in Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Laura, son Guy, daughters Gae Neath and Gal Amimoto, brothers George and Ronald, sisters Elsie Tamashiro and Elaine Yamagata, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Tokusei Arakaki

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Feb. 11, 2011
Tokusei “George” Arakaki, 78, of Honolulu, a retired plumber and Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Toshuke, Robert M. and Stanley H.; and sisters Hanako Shishido, Kikue Matsuoka, Kikuko Oshiro, Fumie Poka and Irene Y. Arakaki. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Beatrice Y. Araki

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Feb. 17, 2011
Beatrice Y. Araki, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired federal government accountant, died at home. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Brian, daughter Nadine Berinobis, sisters Margaret Wago and Helen Yoshimura, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ernestine N. Askman

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Feb. 21, 2011
Ernestine N. Askman, 95, of Mililani died in Waipahu. She was born in Florida. She is survived by son Victor and two grandchildren. Private services.

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William Bryson Bray

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Feb. 26, 2011
William Bryson “Bill” Bray, 86, of Honolulu, a retired architect in home design and building, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kelso, Wash. He is survived by wife Maxine McCreery Bray, son J. “Bick,” daughters Sharon Bechler and Candice Carrieres, numerous grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Pamela K. Brooks

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Feb. 24, 2011
Pamela K. Brooks, 54, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Harrison, brother Glenn McKemy and sister June McKemy. Private services.

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Keio Fukunaga

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Feb. 25, 2011
Keio Fukunaga, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Health sanitation inspector, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence K., son Avery K., daughter Alison K. Adachi, brother Larry T., sister Jean Y. Kimata and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Helen T. Furumoto

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Jan. 30, 2011
Helen T. Furumoto, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Fisherman’s Wharf employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waikiki. She is survived by daughters June M. Senaga and Elsie A. Yamane, brother Tadashi Mihara, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Clark George Greenlee

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Feb. 20, 2011
Clark George Greenlee, 59, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired counselor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by sons Mars and Drake, daughters Nepal Greenlee and Jade G. Kiko, mother Sally J., brother Arthur, sister Debra and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Clarke Katsumi Hadama

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Feb. 22, 2011
Clarke Katsumi Hadama, 73, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Lihue Sugar Plantation welder and Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Cecilia, sons Gerry and Nathan, and sister Jane. Visitation: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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Baverstock Arthur John

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Feb. 27, 2011
Baverstock Arthur John, 77, of Kailua, founder and original owner of Enchanted Travel, Inc., died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by daughters Jeanne and Janet Baverstock and Joan Hall and Jennifer Kamiko; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Wednesday at 974 Mokulua Drive, Lanikai. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Augustine Kamaka Duarte Jr.

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Feb. 17, 2011
Augustine Kamaka Duarte Jr., 68, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son George Moniz; daughters Michel and Marcella Duarte and Wanda Torres; brother Wayne; former wife Sara Manuel; and companion Joanne Nunes. Private services.

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Edward Poni Kamaka Jr.

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Feb. 18, 2011
Edward Poni “Eddie” Kamaka Jr., 69, of Waianae, a bus driver, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lucia V.; stepdaughter Marina; brothers Wayne B., Samuel K. and Wilmore H.; sisters Anthurium K. Kamaka, Effie N. Akona, Haroldeen M. Aviata and Sheila V. Hibbs; and two grandchildren. Visitations: 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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Lillian Kazue Kanemaru

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Dec. 28, 2010
Lillian Kazue Kanemaru, 91, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lester, Jared, Calvin and Gordon; daughter Vivian Kimura; brother James Kamo; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ayako Kanno

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Feb. 12, 2011
Ayako Kanno, 77, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by sons Stephen K. and Frederick K., two brothers, four sisters and a grandchild. Private services.

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PETER V. “PEKELO” KEALOHI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

PETER V. “PEKELO” KEALOHI

Age 83, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away February 12, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 25, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by sons, Henry “Hanalei” (Marcia) Kealohi, Wendell Kealohi, Nelson James Kealohi, Lawrence (Belle) Ryan, Gerald Boyd; daughters, Faye “Nani” Bolton, Jody (George) Parton, Valerie (Robert) Fujino, Deborah (Ricky) Brodo, Collette Villanueva; brother, James “Rudy” (Ellynette) Kealohi; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (March 8) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Peter V. Kealohi

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Feb. 12, 2011
Peter V. “Pekelo” Kealohi, 83, of Waianae, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Henry “Hanalei,” Wendell and Nelson Kealohi and Lawrence Ryan and Gerald Boyd; daughters Faye “Nani” Bolton, Jody Parton, Valerie Fujino, Deborah Brodo and Collette Villanueva; brother James “Rudy”; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual and aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Masaru Kobashigawa

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Jan. 29, 2011
Masaru “Mike” Kobashigawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired city Parks and Recreation District 2 supervisor and Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tamayo “Clara,” daughters Schalene Kobashigawa and Lynne Tsuchiyama, sister Betty Lee and a grandchild. Private services.

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Dorothy Magdalene Lacey

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Feb. 23, 2011
Dorothy Magdalene Lacey, 64, of Kailua-Kona, a retired federal program manager and homemaker, died. She was born in West Point, N.Y. She is survived by husband Bill, stepdaughters Bridget and Donna, sister Mary Foster and two grandchildren. Services pending.

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Dac Ly

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Feb. 17, 2011
Dac Ly, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Tran Chi and Tran Thieu Duong; daughters Muoi T. and Tai De Tran and Nu Ly and Tran Thi Dau; and 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alan Avelino Malunao

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Feb. 7, 2011
Alan Avelino Malunao, 63, of Mission Hills, Calif., a Universal Studios Transportation Department planner and dispatcher, died in Mission Hills. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Gloria; son Alan Jr.; brothers Raymond, Orlando, Gary, Glen, Gerald and Michael; and sisters Tanya Malunao-Barba and Bernadette M. Setik. Services held. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Providence Holy Cross Foundation, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills, CA 91345; indicate donation to Critical Care Ward.

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Audrey Leilani Bright Edling Santiago McKalvia

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Feb. 17, 2011
Audrey Leilani Bright Edling Santiago McKalvia, 73, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired bartender, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Koolaupoko, Oahu. She is survived by brothers Melvin G. Bright and Albert M. Jr., George E., David C., Jerry D. and Mark Waterson; sisters Winona Bright-Berry, Gail T. Waterson Edmonds, Tharon R. Waterson Wright, Kelly S. Waterson and Tracy A. Waterson Emerson; six grandchildren; and caregivers Benita and Joe Riingan. Private services.

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Dorothy Miernik

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Feb. 14, 2011
Dorothy Miernik, 96, of Honolulu, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, a professional ballerina, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Sioux City. She is survived by daughter Michaeline Belatti, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Janet Lucille Moore

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Feb. 25, 2011
Janet Lucille Moore, 73, of Wenatchee, Wash., a retired restaurant owner, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Springfield, Ill. She is survived by husband Hugh, daughter Lori, brother Tony Nady Jr., sister Judy Chapman, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services to be held in Washington.

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Lester Mitsuo Moriyama

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Jan. 24, 2011
Lester Mitsuo Moriyama, 57, of San Diego, a certified automotive mechanic specializing in Volkswagen, died in San Diego. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Brynne Montenegro, father Tony S., mother Sally and brothers Glenn and Miles. Services held in San Diego.

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Conrad Masao Oda

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Feb. 22, 2011
Conrad Masao Oda, 90, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fuyumi; son Conrad Jr.; daughters Sandra Luke, Claudia Oda and Laura Vadman; brother George; sisters Marjorie Haae and Kim Nancy Cowser; and four 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 United States Government Publications editor, 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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Richard Edward Palm

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Feb. 18, 2011
Richard Edward Palm, 53, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, an importer and exporter and owner of Palm’s of Paradise in Maui and One Step Ahead on the Big Island and Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Highland Park, Mich. He is survived by fiancee Diane Watanabe and sister Elizabeth Volz. Private services.

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Benigno A. Rivera

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Feb. 28, 2011
Benigno A. Rivera, 73, of Kilauea, Kauai, a heavy equipment operator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kamakani, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yolanda; sons Ben, Demetri and Billy Joe; daughter Giselle “Gigi” Miller; brothers Paul and Alberto Rivera and Gumby Lattigg; sister Gloria Lattigg; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Saint Sylvester Catholic Church, Kilauea. Mass: 10 a.m.

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