Archive for March 16th, 2011

Valentine Edward Andrews

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March 11, 2011
Valentine Edward Andrews, 78, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valerie, son Allan, daughter Iris, brother David, sister Minnie Wilson and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

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Darrel G. Camacho

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March 7, 2011
Darrel G. Camacho, 68, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a former Hamakua Sugar Co. irrigation supervisor, cowboy and taro farmer, died at home. He was born in Paauilo. He is survived by wife Mary Jane R., son Robert, hanai daughter Lokenani Souza, mother Anne Johnston and sister Myrna Kobayashi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Waimea. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Clayton K.L. Ching

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Feb. 10, 2011
Clayton K.L. Ching, 70, of Kailua, a retired Oahu Sheet Metal Co. welder and an Army veteran, died in Center for Aging at Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Brenda; daughters Valerie Cramer and Vanessa Enomoto; brothers Delbert and Phillip; sisters Yin Clendenen, Kim Oe Yuen, Lan Yin Inouye, Nyuk Lan Ching and Carol Manning; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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MARY ORTIZ CHO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

MARY ORTIZ CHO

Age 90, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away February 12, 2011 in Honolulu. Born March 14, 1920 in Hawi, Hawaii.

She is survived by daughters, Barbara (Gerald) Kaaa, Sylvia (Joseph) Rios; sister, Cecelia Barroza of FL; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday (March 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Ginger Lani Chocklett

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Feb. 13, 2011
Ginger Lani Chocklett, 60, of Kaneohe, a retired Kaiser Medical Center laboratory assistant, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne; brothers Robert, Wesley and Merleton Konishi, Harriston Munsey, and Winston and Eric Purdy; and sisters Pearl P. Gomes and Eve P. Kahoonei. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

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CAROL MCCREADY HARTLEY

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CAROL MCCREADY HARTLEY

SAVANNAH

Carol McCready Hartley was born February 19, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska. She died March 10, 2011 at her home in Turner’s Cove, Wilmington Island, Georgia.

Her parents were Robert Iver McCready, electrical engineer with Otis Elevator Company, and Fern Thornton McCready, homemaker.

Mrs. Hartley graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics, specialty in textiles. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Her first job was in Chicago, at Carson Pirie Scott, the city’s second largest department store, as a member of the Fashion Board, staging style shows throughout Chicago and North Shore suburbs.

She married Richard H. Voshall in 1955, divorced in 1961. She moved from Chicago to Phoenix, Arizona in 1961, went to work for Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., the following year becoming the first food editor of the afternoon paper, The Phoenix Gazette. Eventually the Food Section was among the largest in the country, up to 50 pages. At that time Phoenix was popular with food manufacturers as a test product city because it was relatively isolated population-wise.

Carol won numerous Arizona Press Women awards, also National Press Women awards. She was Arizona judge of Fleischmann Yeast awards to deserving high school girls, Arizona judge for Junior Miss contest. In 1967 she was one of 25 national food editors in Redbook magazine.

Numerous years she won the top Vesta award for excellence in food writing from the American Meat Institute.

In 1969 she was one of nine judges at the Pillsbury Bake-Off, her team of three drawing the new Refrigerated Division, and selecting the top winner. It involved rolling a marshmallow in melted butter, cinnamon and sugar, covering with a rolled Pillsbury Crescent roll, and baking it for an instant cinnamon bun. It was the start of “Pigs in Blankets”, etc. using supermarket refrigerated dough.

In 1969 and 1970 Carol was nominated by Pi Beta Phi Phoenix Alumnae Club to Professional Woman of the year for Achievement. In 1970 she entered a frozen salad recipe in a Kraft Food contest for food editors and won with Frozen Daiquiri Salad, and a trip to Brussels, Madrid, Paris and London. She won twice the Carnation Company award for nutrition writing. She judged the U.S. Men’s cooking championship and the Heublein Arizona recipe contest and the National Chicken Cooking contest.

She received “outstanding contribution”award in 1970 from Arizona Dietetic Association. The next year she was one of eight food editors invited to tour West Germany by the German Marketing Board for Agriculture. Also in 1971 she was one of ten food editors to tour Spain, hosted by the Spanish Green Olive Growers Co-Operative. In 1973 she was a guest of the Danish Consulate and Denmark Cheese Association, touring Danish food production. Also that year she hosted Tour of Netherlands and Germany, hosted by Lufthansa and American Express, open to Phoenix residents.

Carol was a charter member of Arizona Home Economists in Business, also charter member Newspaper Food Editors & Writings Association. In 1974 she was one of three national judges of Junior Miss Kraft Menu Contest. That year she was a judge at the National Pineapple Cooking Contest held in Honolulu at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

She married Joseph W. Hartley, Jr. in 1975 in her Phoenix home. They made their home on Maui for 20 years until Mr. Hartley retired in 1995 as President of Maui Land and Pineapple Co., grower and canner of fresh pineapple, sold in supermarkets as the “store brand”. The company also had the Kapalua Resort on Maui.

While on the Island Mrs. Hartley was President of both Maui Art Associations: Hui Noeau and Art Maui.

The couple then spent nine years in Seattle, where they sailed a 36-foot Blanchard Standard wooden classic boat, built in 1926. Often they used it to go north to the San Juan Islands and British Columbia. In 2004 they moved to Savannah, Georgia where in 1979 they had bought property.

The Hartleys were members of Maui Country Club, Washington Athletic Club and The Savannah Yacht Club, Georgia Historical Society and Historic Savannah.

There will be no service. She was preceded in death by her daughter Amy Thornton Voshall. She is survived by Mr. Hartley.

Her mother was one of the four bridge playing Omaha friends whom Warren Buffett approached for a small seed money investment in his dream of a company, and she said no, as she thought he was too young at the time.

Toshie Ikemori

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Feb. 23, 2011
Toshie Ikemori, 92, of Kahului, a retired Maui Country Club cook, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Pauwela, Maui. She is survived by husband Jiro; sons Kenneth, Roy, Ben and Wilfred; daughter Marilyn Kubota; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Samuel Ah Yee Jr.

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March 9, 2011
Samuel “Sam” Ah Yee Jr., 81, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for the former Kau Sugar Co., died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Kamaoa, Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marie; son Sam III; daughter Stalma; brothers Herman, Raphael, Francis, Paul and Sylvester; sister Ellen Paulo; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Hilaria Juliano

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March 5, 2011
Hilaria Juliano, 75, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired farmworker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons John, Juanito, Robert and Ferdinand; daughters Julie Ann Luis, Mary Ann Ballesteros and Janette Juliano; brother Euseqio Difontorum; sister Leonida Leones; and 20 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the family’s home, 4536 Laukona St. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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Wataru Koji

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March 7, 2011
Wataru Koji, 87, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired state carpenter and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by wife Nobuko, son Warren, daughter Lorraine Smith, brother Yoshio, sister Hanae Irie, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Mickey Mitsuo Kurokawa

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Feb. 16, 2011
Mickey Mitsuo Kurokawa, 86, of Aiea, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard refrigeration mechanic and an Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company L, died. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tatsue, daughters Mimi Shiroma and Sheri Kurokawa, brother Edward, sisters Satsuki “May” Fukutomi and Yaeko Ishisaka, and two grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Emily Labaya

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Feb. 28, 2011
Emily Labaya, 73, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kapuna Wai Ola, Kapolei. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Flaviano “Danny,” Richard and Thomas; and sisters Felippa “Fely” Mero and Shirley Reyes. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Felipa Bado Lai

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Feb. 23, 2011
Felipa Bado Lai, 78, of Kailua, proprietor of Flowers by Fely, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons R. Chico Edralin, and Michael and D. Kanoa Lai; daughters Zenaida Giesseman, Edith Winkler and Leitrisha Kim; brother Silvestre Bado; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney. Mass: 11 a.m. Private burial. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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ROSE PUAKAHINANO MAKUE

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ROSE PUAKAHINANO MAKUE

A memorial service will be held for Rose Puakahinano Makue, on March 19th 2011 at 2:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. The service will be held at the grave site. She was the last of eight sisters. She is survived by her son Vernon L. Kaiawe and wife Carol. Grandsons Mahana, Kehaulani, and Keli’i and wife Candi Kaiawe. Her granddaughters are Lily and Leilani Kaiawe. She was a great Mom and great Grandmother, and a terrific Mother-in-law.

Kikuo Matsuoka

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March 10, 2011
Kikuo “Maty” Matsuoka, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Army veteran and a Hale Koa Hotel retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kimiko, son Milton, daughter Grace Rivera, sister Masae, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Frances Y.P. Mew

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Feb. 13, 2011
Frances Y.P. Mew, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Army recruiting staff support worker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Howard; son Clyde; daughters Myrna Wong, Sandra Hee and Pamela Furukawa; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Koolau, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. No flowers.

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Gerald Yoshinobu Ota

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Feb. 23, 2011
Gerald Yoshinobu Ota, 91, of Honolulu, a retired federal Department of Defense estimator and planner at Fort Shafter, died. He also was an Army veteran who served in World War II and member of Company C, 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian S., son Glenn, daughter Carol Hirashima, sisters Asako Takane and Mashiko Abe, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Margarita Fontanilla Pascual

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Feb. 19, 2011
Margarita Fontanilla Pascual, 80, of Ewa Beach died in California. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Alfredo; sons Mandrake, James, Rizaldy, Sinbad and Gregory; daughters Lilian Garen, Cathrine Guting and Marivic Puaa; brother Leo Fontanilla; sisters Rizalina “Sally” and Corazon M. Pascual, Helen Lacson and Mildred Pidlaoan; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Rodney John Romanak

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Feb. 4, 2011
Rodney John “Rocket Rod” Romanak, 64, of Kailua-Kona, a retired air traffic controller at Keahole Kona Airport Tower and owner of Rocket Suds Homebrewing Equipment & Supplies, died at home. He also was an Air Force veteran. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn. He is survived by wife Cheryl, sons Zachary and Jake, brother John and two grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. April 2 at Pine Trees. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Clubhouse, Honokohau Harbor. Call 325-7449.

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Paul M. Tokusato

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Jan. 22, 2011

Paul M. Tokusato, 90, of San Francisco, formerly of Hilo, a retired superintendent of services for Concordia-Argonaut in San Francisco and an Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company F, died in San Francisco. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Yasuko, son Craig, daughter Pauline Harada, brother Douglas, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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CARLINA “ALLING” LAPORGA YORO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

CARLINA “ALLING”
LAPORGA YORO

Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 5, 2011 in Waipahu. Born January 13, 1926 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired from United Laundry Services.

She is survived by husband, Epitacio “Pitas” Yoro; son, Elisio (Carol) Yoro Sr.; daughters, Estefania (Paul) Guzman, Virginia (Arsenio) Macadangdang, Maggie (Antonio) Roldan; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brothers, Jose Eyadao, Morris (Jean) Yoro of CA, Alfonso (Sheila) Yoro of Las Vegas, Warlito (Yuen) Yoro; sisters, Martina Yoro, Martha (Cirilo) Roldan of Philippines.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (March 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (March 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Carlina Laporga Yoro

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Feb. 5, 2011
Carlina Laporga “Alling” Yoro, 85, of Waipahu, a United Laundry Services retiree, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Epitacio “Pitas”; son Elisio Sr.; daughters Estefania Guzman, Virginia Macadangdang and Maggie Roldan; brothers Jose Eyadao, and Morris, Alfonso and Warlito Yoro; sisters Martina Yoro and Martha Roldan; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great- great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran