Archive for March 22nd, 2011

Herbert Poliokeola Akana

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Feb. 25, 2011
Herbert Poliokeola “Poli” Akana, 81, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired Carnation Co. truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Emiko “Emi,” son Francis, sisters Elizabeth Ah Chin and Roseline Horwatt, and seven grandchildren. Private serv ices. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Tadashi Anbe

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 6, 2011
Tadashi Anbe, 91, of Wai luku, a retired Maui Pineapple Co. warehouse department head mechanic, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wai luku. He is survived by sons Carl and Alvin, brother Natsuo, sisters Gladys Blondin and Flor ence Oka moto, and two grandchildren. Private serv ices.

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Saujon Li Chan

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Feb. 26, 2011
Saujon Li Chan, 65, of Hono lulu, a property manager, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Mary Lung, son Luis Li, daughters Takyin Ideta and Taklai Li, brother Napoleon Li and sister Sauken Li. Private services.

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Robert Colobong

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 10, 2011
Robert “Bobby” Colo bong, 69, of Eleele, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memo rial Hospital. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Nelson Kane and Jason Colo bong, sister Flora Cortez and five grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Desmond Dale Dawana

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 9, 2011
Desmond Dale “Dez” Dawana, 38, of Hilo, self-employed, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mykala; sons Desmond “Tyler” and Shaunacen Dawana-Pattioay; daughters Shenicia Kahakua and Jazlyn Dawana; parents Howard and Flor ence; brothers Howard “Conrad,” Shannon and Davin “Dave”; and sister Tammy. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Cas ual attire. No flowers.

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Laurencio Ponciano Domingo

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Feb. 25, 2011
Laurencio Ponciano Domingo, 92, of Mililani, a retired American Airlines janitor, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Rogelio, Moses, Agustin and Jesus; daughters Patricia Dancel, Rebecca Navarro, Josephine Lime, Lita Domingo and Loida Ortega; sister Toribia Cali boso; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Serv ices: 7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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ARTHUR FLOYD FREEDLE

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ARTHUR FLOYD FREEDLE

Age 60, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away February 22, 2011 in Mililani. Born August 2, 1950 in Kokura, Japan. Retired detective with the Honolulu Police Department. Worked for the Motor Vehicles Department. An avid surfer and member of Da Hui Club.

He is survived by wife, Frances H. Freedle; sons, Ansel Clarke (Jamie), Arthur Keoki Freedle; daughter, Iman Bance (Pasha); mother, Sumiko Takami; brother, George Freedle; sister, Donna Freedle; hanai grandchild, Ryan Pauline; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Robert Shigeru Hamakawa

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Feb. 25, 2011
Robert Shi geru Hama kawa, 79, of Hono lulu, a retired U.S. Postal Serv ice manager and Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Evelyn F.; sons John and Stuart; daughters Rae Katano and Lynn Hama kawa; brothers Fumio, Kiyo shi and Masaru; sister Tsu yuko “Sue” Blackwood; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Serv ices: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memo rial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Patricia Hardy

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 15, 2011
Patricia “Pat” Hardy, 70, of Hono lulu, formerly of Kona, died in Hono lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Eddie Rangasan; sons Stanford Lanias, Eric, Rick and Cass Gorloff, and Russell Hardy; daughter Rena Queja; mother Lena Fernandez; brother William DeSilva; sisters Betty Ann Corniel and Clarissa Hosino; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Doris K.H. Hironaka

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March 3, 2011
Doris K.H. Hironaka, 79, of Wai lua Homesteads, Kauai, a self-employed farmer, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Myles, daughter Colleen and brother Herbert Hamura. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Serv ices: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jamie Kuuipo Puanani Holmes

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 14, 2011
Jamie Kuuipo Pua nani Holmes, 29, of Ewa Beach, a Pearl Harbor Mail Center mail clerk, died in Hono lulu. She was born in Hono lulu. She is survived by companion Anthony Waweru, parents Larry and Barbara, brother Zachery and sister Nicole. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Blaisdell Park. Casual attire.

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Doris Kanako Ikehara

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Feb. 27, 2011
Doris Kanako Ikehara, 91, of Aiea, a retired March of Dimes office manager, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Murton T. and Brian T., daughter Faye M. Furu kawa, brother Shi geo Higa, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life at noon. No flowers.

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Dennis S. Imai

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Feb. 27, 2011
Dennis S. Imai, 62, of Torrance, Calif., a Delta Airlines senior customer service agent for Los Angeles International Airport Cargo, died in Torrance. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan, son Matt, daughter Allyson, brother Roy and sister Irene Tenn. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mike Kiyoshi Inouye

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 5, 2011
Mike Kiyoshi Inouye, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base federal firefighter, University of Hawaii maintenance worker and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nora and son Michael. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Serv ices: 4 p.m. Cas ual attire. No flowers.

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Tomoe Jones

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 13, 2011
Tomoe Jones, 90, of Kane ohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hono lulu. She is survived by sons John Ludwig, and Ronald and Donald Jones; daughter Linda Kuklinsky; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Pohai Nani, 45-090 Namoku St., Kaneohe. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. next Tuesday at National Memo rial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Pete Santos Ramirez Jr.

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 8, 2011
Pete Santos Ramirez Jr., 54, of Wahiawa, a retired groundskeeper, died in Wahiawa. He was born in California. He is survived by brother Tino. Private services. Donations suggested to Community Care Program, New Hope Central Oahu,
410 Kilani Ave., Wahiawa, HI 96786.

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Chester Frank Kahapea

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 4, 2011
Chester Frank Kahapea, 65, of Waianae, a soils technician with Construction Engineering Labs Inc., died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jeffrey and Christopher; daughter Nadine; brothers Kanui, Kalei, Keola and Ronnie; sister Lurline; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Helen Natsuko Koyama

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Feb. 26, 2011
Helen Natsuko Koyama, 91, of Hono lulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edwin R., brother Katsuto Shigemoto, caregivers Violeta Gonzales and Michele Koyama, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Litara Pa Ma’ave

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 16, 2011
Litara Pa Ma’ave, 80, of Wai pahu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Ma’ave Jr., Jesse, Wallace and Aleki; daughters Florita Suka, Vanilla, Maila, Moana, Orepa, Misty and Jessica; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Vernon Douglas Maxwell

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March 11, 2011
Vernon Doug “Max” Maxwell, 59, of Honokaa, Hawaii, owner of Max’s Auto Parts, a Convenience Plus warehouseman and retired Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Audrey; daughters Marian Hinton and Nicole Dye; brothers Leonard, Steven and Wesley; sister Evelyn Starkey; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maxwell residence, Ahualoa.

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YOSHIHARU MIYAHIRA

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YOSHIHARU MIYAHIRA

Age 88, of Honolulu, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Born in Lahaina, Maui, he was a retired Clerk at Pearl Harbor – Public Work Center. Retired Army WWII and Korean War Veteran. Survived by his son, Roy (Vida Ann); daughter, Nancy Iwamoto (Steve); grandchildren, Justin Iwamoto, Wade Iwamoto, Jennifer Miyahira, Farah Doiguchi, and Lauri Yonamine; brothers Michael, Mitsuji, Stanley, Richard, Steven; sister, Patsy Young. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 12 NOON. Casual attire.

Alice Aiko Miyashiro-Santiago

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 13, 2011
Alice Aiko Miyashiro-Santiago, 63, of Phoenix, formerly of Waialua, a Phoenix Police Department employee, died in Phoenix. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter, sons Wendell and Stewart, daughters Valerie Santiago and Chereen Pires, brothers Arthur and Thomas Miyashiro, sisters Doris Higa and Jane Sasaki, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dorothy Yoshiko Moriyama

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Feb. 21, 2011
Dorothy Yoshiko Moriyama, 86, of Waimanalo, a retired Keolu Elementary School cafeteria cook, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Herbert K. Jr., daughter Nan H. Aiona, brother George T. Sonoda, sisters Nancy A. Kanbara and Shirley K. Yamada, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Clariza Andres Navoa

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 9, 2011
Clariza Andres Navoa, 46, of Wai luku, a Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii lab technician, died in Maui Memo rial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Percival, hanai daughter Geilynd Andres, parents David and Narita Andres, brother Ferdinand Andres and sister Zenaida Tesoro. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial in the Philippines at a later date. For online condolences, visit www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Deane Burke O’Neill

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 8, 2011
Deane Burke O’Neill, 76, of Kaneohe, a transportation dispatcher, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Ronald, Michael and Patrick; daughters Mia Keesey and Jody Palmer; brother Neil; sisters Shannon King and Erin Andrew; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or Castle Medical Center.

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Shizuko Okada

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March 3, 2011
Shizuko Okada, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a retired clerk at Fort Shafter, Kyo-ya Restaurant hostess and aide for City Councilman Dennis O’Connor, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Edgard, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at her residence, 73-1141 Mahi lani Drive, Kailua-Kona. Additional services: 10 a.m. April 2 at Diamond Head Mortuary, 529 18th Ave., Honolulu. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Laumua Konesane Sagapolutele

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Feb. 22, 2011
Laumua Konesane Sagapolutele, 55, of Waipahu, a Tripler Army Medical Center clerk typist and an Army sergeant, died. She was born in Ofu, Manu’a, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Laki T.N.; sons Lucky Jr., Alexander S., Tamaseu, Nuutele A. and Palaita T.; daughters Losilosivale T. and Samanu A. Sagapolutele, Laumua L. Lupe and Avery Livi; brothers Konesane, Tuiafono, Tavita and Siafono; sisters Sitalailoto Suivaaia, Evelina Seumalo, Itumalo Niuvela and Iuni Palaita; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at First Samoan Full Gospel Church, Salt Lake. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Jaymes Reuben La‘akea Serrao

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March 12, 2011
Jaymes Reuben La‘akea Serrao, 21, of Waimanalo, a Sunshine Landscaping landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Alec “Alika” Serrao and Jacqueline “Nani” Woolsey; hanai mother Richele Awana; sisters Tianne and Haunani Woolsey, Kamaile, Kawehi, Kamahina, Kaulupamakealahou and Kamakaho‘ominoaka Adams, and Brittany Awana; and grandparents Napua Woolsey and Helen Serrao. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Annie Catherine Alexander Souza

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

March 11, 2011
Annie Catherine Alexander Souza, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hospice Hawaii Palolo House. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Calvin R., hanai daughter Sharynn Moniz, sister Dorothy DeLima, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii Palolo House, c/o 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu HI 96817. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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AMADEO “MADING” DICION GANTE SR.

Posted On March 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

AMADEO “MADING” DICION GANTE SR.

Age 87, of Kahuku, HI, passed away February 26, 2011 in Kahuku, HI. Born March 2, 1923 in Sta, Barbara, Llanera, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He retired from Waimea Falls Park. An avid cyclist.

He is survived by wife, Consuelo A. Gante; sons, Ernesto (Josie) Gante, Amadeo (Luisa) Gante, Eduardo Gante; daughters, Rosalinda Raquiza of New Jersey, Milagros (Ernesto) Lomboy, Evelyn (Ranilo) Angeles; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Mauro (Carmelita) Gante, Vic (Tessie) Gante, Roman (Segundina) Gante; sisters, Juliana Gante of Philippines, Lucila Versola, Apolonia (Renato) Vinluan of Philippines, Naning Bulosan of Philippines, Josefina (Pedro) Arocena of Philippines, Corazon Dalde of Philippines.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday (March 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (March 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran