Archive for March 12th, 2011

Elisa Brioso Balauro

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Feb. 25, 2011
Elisa Brioso Balauro, 69, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Syngenta Seeds Inc. retiree, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Patucannay Bangued, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by husband Valentin Sr.; sons Richard and Valentin Jr.; daughters Jackelyn Hayashi, Jean Balauro and Joy Groenleer; brothers Leonardo Brioso and Juan Brioso Jr.; sister Herminia Gandeza; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. today at St. Theresa Church, Kekaha. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Cemetery.

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Hipolito Baguio Bonilla

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Feb. 16, 2011
Hipolito Baguio “Lito” Bonilla, 89, of Waipahu, a Waialua Sugar Co. retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Dionicia S.; sons Policarpo and Samuel; brothers Mariano, Valerio and Francio; sisters Severa Bonilla, Candida Ramos and Juliana Tungpalan; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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MARIA A. SARONO BONTOG

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

MARIA A. SARONO BONTOG

Age 82, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 17, 2011 in Waipahu. Born August 15, 1928 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Member of St. Joseph Church, Waipahu Filipino Catholic Club, and Ladies Altar Society.

She is survived by daughters, Patricia (Douglas Ortiz) Goeas, Cathy (Mark) Stancil, April (Randy) Ellis, Paulette (Clint) Scovil; sons, Lawrence (Traci) Bontog, Peter Bontog, Clarence Bontog, Patrick Bontog; sister, Juanita Achiu; 17 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (March 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

Edward Hung Wo Chun

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Feb. 9, 2011
Edward Hung Wo Chun, 92, of Kailua, a retired real estate and insurance agent and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys N.C.; sons Ronald “Ronnie,” Randall “Randy” and Eugene “Gene”; daughters Geraldine “Gerry” Nishihira and Donna Noguchi; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney’s Church, Kailua. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Elizabeth K. Cristobal

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Feb. 24, 2011
Elizabeth K. Cristobal, 93, of Pearl City, a retired Young Laundry presser operator, died in Pearl City. She was born in Kona. She is survived by daughters Ruth Cristobal and Victoria Norman, sisters Rachel L. Napeahi and Eliza Nahoeu, five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Vilma Aileen DuBois

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March 8, 2011
Vilma Aileen DuBois, 79, of Taft, Calif., died at home. She was born in Bangalow, Australia. She is survived by sons John Miller and Dennis DuBois; daughters Donna Kirking, Debra Harlan and Corinna Kana’ina; brother John Englert; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services in California.

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Ruth Mary Frazer

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Feb. 28, 2011
Ruth Mary Frazer, 93, of Honolulu, a retired elementary school teacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Wakefield, Mich. She is survived by sons Edward and Douglas; daughters Sherry Daniels, Bonnie Town and Laurie Haslund; brothers Walter and Carl Lepisto; sisters Fern Dutemple and June Anderson; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Elderwise of Seattle or Special Angels of Honolulu.

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Eleanor Boone Frierson

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March 1, 2011
Eleanor Boone Frierson, 97, of Kailua, a retired Chaminade University professor, died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by son James W. Jr., daughter Pamela, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.

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Blanche M.K. Hino

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Feb. 23, 2011
Blanche M.K. Hino, 97, of Honolulu, a retired private school teacher, died. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Seiko Ikei

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Feb. 17, 2011
Seiko “Jimmy” Ikei, 86, of Ewa Beach, a retired cook at various restaurants, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brothers Seijin and Seiki; sisters Kazuko Tobaru, Kikuko Shinzato and Kiyoko Higa; and caregivers Nelson and Gaudelia Simbajon. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Edward Kazuyoshi Inouye

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Feb. 17, 2011
Edward Kazuyoshi “Kazu” Inouye, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Armstrong Produce marketing and sales manager, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane T. and stepdaughters Kari and Christy Itamoto. Private services.

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Shepler Ward FitzGerald Jr.

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March 8, 2011
Shepler Ward FitzGerald Jr., 92, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force colonel, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Coronado, Calif. He is survived by daughters Suzanne Betz and Lynn FitzGerald, stepsons Bill Logan and Preston Maginis, stepdaughter Robyn Duzendorf, companion Mary E. King, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Herbert Kawainui Kane

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March 8, 2011
Herbert Kawainui Kane, 82, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Hawaiian artist and historian, died. He was born in Paynesville, Mich. He is survived by wife Deon, son Douglas, daughters Susan and Jennifer L., and brother Wally. Private services held.

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Margaret F. Kawamoto

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Feb. 28, 2011
Margaret F. Kawamoto, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Takeshi, son Ivan M., daughter Kristi Shiraki, brothers Roy and James Yamaguchi, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire.

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Rose Wilhelmina Keoho

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March 9, 2011
Rose Wilhelmina “Loke” Keoho, 86, of Hauula, a retired Crouching Lion and Laniloa Inn cook, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George Jr.; sons George K. III, Ivan and Larry; daughters Rosette Aalona and Wilhelmina “Lani” Bryant; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Hauula Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Alice Kang Young Lum Loo

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March 4, 2011
Alice Kang Young Lum Loo, 89, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald and Jeffrey, brother James Lum and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Friday at Honolulu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Kenneth Kui Hee Mau

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Feb. 22, 2011
Kenneth Kui Hee Mau, 89, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Yaeko D.; daughters Stephanie Saito, Roberta Ono and Valerie Watanabe; brother Philip; sisters Irene Wong, Gladys Abang and Nancy Lum; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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JANE I. MULKERN

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JANE I. MULKERN

MULKERN, Jane I., our beloved Auntie, 92, arrived in Heaven on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. She resided in Brandon, FL for the past 7 years. Born to James and Gertrude Mulkern, on June 24, 1918, in Dedham, MA, where she enjoyed her childhood and teen years. She was a devout Catholic, proud of her Irish heritage and often visited the Emerald Isle. Jane was the younger sister of two brothers, who preceded her in death; Paul C. Mulkern, Tampa, FL and James A. Mulkern, Honolulu, HI. Jane graduated from Dedham High School in 1935, attended Colby College, Waterville, ME and graduated from Boston University, Boston, MA. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Hawaii while teaching English at Radford High School over many years. As a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dedham, MA and Fort DeRussey Chapel in Waikiki, Honolulu, HI, she actively practiced her faith. Upon the death of her parents 60 years ago, Jane left her New England roots and joined relatives in Hawaii. She was a dear and loving lady, a joy to all who knew her; truly “an Auntie”, to the children of brothers, Paul and James. Jane leaves, Madeleine Mulkern Davis (Wayne), and Peter F. Mulkern, of the Tampa, FL area, as well as James’ children, Kevin Mulkern (Susan) and Brian Mulkern, of Honolulu, HI. Jane also leaves, sister-in-law, Margery Mulkern, Honolulu, HI. Aunt Jane will be missed by Madeleine’s children, Jennifer Jane Carlstedt (Jim) and their son, Andrew, Tampa, FL, Patrick T. Davis, Atlanta, GA and nephew, Kevin Mulkern’s daughter, Dorothy A. Mulkern, Honolulu, HI. Jane enjoyed tremendous pleasure from the name given to her by Jennifer’s son, great-grandnephew, Andrew Davis Carlstedt, who at the young age of five gave her the name “Great-great Jane”! She delighted in it. How perfect! She touched all of us with her simple gentle ways, kindness and laughter. We celebrate her life and are thankful to God for our time with her. Now, she is with those who went before.. What a glorious reunion! With sadness we say, “Aloha, Auntie Jane”. Services will be private. If you wish, remembrances in Jane’s memory may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Please sign guestbook at SouthernFuneralCare.com.

Clayton Hideo Okazaki

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Feb. 22, 2011
Clayton Hideo Okazaki, 56, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Justin Ikeda, daughter Jaylin Matsunaga, mother Dixie M. and brother Dennis. Private services.

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Hilda Pang

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March 9, 2011
Hilda Pang, 91, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Inselberg Lehmann, Germany. She is survived by daughters Heide Mar, Monika Pang and Erika Pang-Harrison; hanai daughter Sherry Saito; two grandchildren; and a hanai grandchild. Private services.

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Eugene Henry Rodrigues

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Feb. 21, 2011
Eugene Henry “Henyo” Rodrigues, 92, of Ewa Beach died at home. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by brother Raymond. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gay Whipple Saunders

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GAY WHIPPLE SAUNDERS

Gay Whipple Saunders, passed away peacefully at home on March 5, 2011. She was 92 years old. Gay was born in Salt Lake City to Anor and Aurilla May Whipple. She grew up in Holladay with her brother, Ross & sister, Helen. Gay attended Granite High School and the University of Utah where she graduated with a degree in art and then continued at Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles. She married Cecil Allen Saunders in 1943, they later divorced. They moved to Hawaii where they raised their four children on Niuiki Circle. She was an accomplished interior designer. Her designs were used at Honolulu International Airport and Kamehameha Schools. She was active with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in Hawaii and later in Utah. In 1965 she returned to Holladay Utah to care for her mother. She was a decorator for leading Salt Lake furniture stores. Gay loved to travel and has been a world traveler for years. She bought new luggage last year.

Gay is survived by her children, Kathryn Bob of Mililani, Hawaii, Barb Saunders of Bainbridge Island, Washington, C. Allen (Chris) of Sandy, Utah and Stephen (Patt) of Lahaina, Hawaii as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Ross Whipple and sister Helen Ingalls.

Services will be held at the East Millcreek LDS Ward, 2702 E. Evergreen Avenue with a visitation at 10:45 – 11:45 am. Services begin at 12:00 noon. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 North “N” Street, SLC. Online condolences may be made to www.wasatchlawn.com

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Diabetes Association or favorite charity.

Sally Tsutako Vegas

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Feb. 5, 2011
Sally Tsutako Vegas, 87, of Honolulu, a retired waitress and cook for the old Seven Seas and Joe & Mel’s Arcade cafes, died in Waipahu. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Melvin, daughters Susan and Vanessa, stepdaughter Vivian, sister Sue Ching, nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kay Kanae Yoshimoto

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Feb. 22, 2011
Kay Kanae Yoshimoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed beautician doing business as La Rose Beauty Shop, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Nelson and Glenn; daughters Naomi Endow, Amy Tamashiro and Millie Yoshimoto; brother Jack T. Oniwa; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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