Archive for March 24th, 2011

Rosalinda Augustine Aglanao

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Feb. 21, 2011
Rosalinda Augustine Aglanao, 84, of Waipahu, a retired Marriott Food Services food preparer, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Orlando, Mamerto, Aldemar and Wilson; daughters Concepcion Amigo, Remy Manuel and Mary Lynn Idica; brothers Arturo and Augusto Augustin and Federico Tolentino; sisters Maria Malgana, Visitacion Ragpala, Fe Valencia and Encarnacion Hermano; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 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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Jose C. Andia

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March 19, 2011
Jose C. Andia, 55, of Kihei, Maui, a Kapalua Bay Hotel bartender, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Frederick and Christian; daughter Joyce Roback; brothers Alfredo Jr., Peter, Paul, Bobot, Kenning and Jerry; sisters Estrella Javier and Panning Rabang; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Edward Gangano

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March 13, 2011
Edward Gangano, 67, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Louie and sisters Cecilia Almazan, Carman Riola and Delfin Gangano. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

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JOY JEFFUS

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JOY JEFFUS

Joy Jeffus made her transition on March 19, 2011. She was born January 15, 1933 in Ponca City, OK. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Dianne Loyall of OKC, son-in-law, Roger L. Loyall; and son, Stephen McFall of Knoxville, TN and 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sister Suzy Star of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and son Robert Henry Wenzel. She lived in New Jersey, Nigeria; Honolulu, and Santa Fe, before returning to OKC in 1994. During her 18-year life in Hawaii, Ms Jeffus was a well-known and respected real estate Broker and Instructor. She authored many courses in real estate and received several local and National honors, as well as a book on real estate contracts. She ran her own real estate post-licensing school and worked as an expert witness in several real estate lawsuits. Ms Jeffus wrote several articles, short stories and one book about her favorite cat, Starr. She was a keen observer of nature and often fed and housed stray cats. Ms Jeffus was cremated and her ashes will be scattered near Waikii Ranch on the Big Island of Hawaii. Arrangements under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home Edmond, OK.

Nolan Charles Mitchell Jr.

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March 4, 2011
Nolan Charles Mitchell Jr., 63, of Fresno, Calif., a Fresno County children’s services employee, died in Fresno. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lisa, mother Evelyn C. and sister Pamela A. James. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at 94-072 Kaweloalii Place, Mililani. For more information, call 888-6837. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to cureforiokepa.webs.com.

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Lurline Moana Kimokeo

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Feb. 25, 2011
Lurline Moana Kimokeo, 74, of Brighton, Colo., a retired general’s administrative assistant, administration support worker with the Army’s Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division, and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Brighton. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randy and Vincent, daughter Margaret, brother Louis Benjamin, sister Rachel Montayre, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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ROBERT “UNCLE BOB” SHIZUTO KUNIYOSHI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ROBERT “UNCLE BOB” SHIZUTO KUNIYOSHI

Age 90, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 28, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 20, 1920 in Lahaina, Maui. Retired electrical inspector and planner estimator at Barbers Point, Naval Air Station. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and scout master for the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by sons, Patrick G. (Evelyn) Kuniyoshi; Steven W. Kuniyoshi; step-son, Richard O. (Armis) Tsuchiya; daughters, Iris A. (Thomas) Au, Sandra L. Kuniyoshi; sister, Ayako Higuchi; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please. All donations to Boy Scouts of America.

Augusto Calvan Lazo

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March 20, 2011
Augusto Calvan Lazo, 56, of Paia, Maui, a retired fisherman and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lorilee; sons Daniel and Benjamin; daughters Michelle and Cathylyn; sisters Presentacion L. Garcia, Dolores L. Hermoso, Jeanie L. Villanueva and Emma Puzon; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Dr. Mathew H.M. Lee

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DR. MATHEW H.M. LEE

Former Chairman and Medical Director, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rusk Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, Dies at 79

Dr. Mathew H.M. Lee, a pioneer in rehabilitation medicine, died of complications due to colon cancer on Friday, March 11, 2011 at his home in Pupukea, Hawaii. He was 79.

He was born in Honolulu, and grew up in Wahiawa in the pineapple district of Oahu. He was the second child of Shui Sang and Cecilia Lee. After attending Johns Hopkins University on a scholarship, Mathew earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland, where he was selected by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for a summer fellowship in infectious diseases, and earned his master of public health and preventive medicine with honors from the university of California, Berkeley.

He served in the US Navy from 1957 to 1959 where he was the medical director for four destroyers. After his 2 years in the Navy he joined the Public Health Services and served 6 years, reaching the rank of commander.

He began his career in Rehabilitation Medicine in 1962 under the leadership of Dr. Howard A Rusk, the father of Rehabilitation Medicine. He became the first physician in the country to be trained in both preventive medicine and rehabilitation medicine. After his training in rehabilitation medicine he remained with the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation ultimately becoming the youngest and last full professor to be recruited by Dr. Rusk. Over the succeeding 46 years, he served numerous important roles for the Rusk Institute including department chair from 1989 to 2008 and was named The Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Medical Center in 1997. Under his leadership, the Rusk Institute continually ranked among the top 10 Rehabilitation Hospitals in the country and the best in New York State by US News and World Report.

Dr. Lee was an extraordinary crusader in the field of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine and was determined to carry on Dr. Rusk’s legacy of restoring the disabled to a productive lifestyle. He was most proud of establishing “Rusk Without Walls” to utilize rehabilitation medicine to promote world peace at a reception at the United Nations. He is revered around the world for his kindness and clinical brilliance and for creating new avenues for the medical use of acupuncture, arts medicine, music therapy and thermography in restoring patients to more productive and satisfying lives. Dr. Lee was a world-renowned expert in using the power of music to enhance quality of life while working to create more sustainable communities.

Dr. Lee taught, mentored and inspired generations of physicians, government decision-makers, health officials and university students with his international philosophy of rehabilitation medicine. He held three professorships at New York University-School of Medicine, College of Dentistry and Music & Music Education, and was also an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Adelphi University. He lectured and consulted in over 40 countries around the world. Dr. Lee authored and edited eight books and 115 scientific papers, and also received numerous awards, both national and international including the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the prestigious 2006 Honor Award and Gold Key from his alma mater, the University of Maryland Medical School for his outstanding contributions to medicine and distinguished service to humanity.

In 1973, Dr. Lee was one of the first Americans to visit China, spending six weeks studying the practice of acupuncture. He returned to China in 1982 with his mentor, Dr. Rusk, to help Beijing establish the first rehabilitation center in China-a full-circle achievement Dr. Lee took great pride in accomplishing.

Although his career kept him in New York City for almost 50 years he never lost his deep ties to his beloved North Shore of Oahu. Beyond his numerous accomplishments, he instilled a deep love of nature as well as his sense of fairness and generosity in his family. He always treated others as equals while creating in them the desire to achieve more. His legacy extends well beyond his scientific achievements, as he will be remembered for his extraordinary depth of humanism and indomitable courage.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou; his children, Mathew Jr. of Kaneohe, Hawaii; Wende of Waialua, Hawaii; and Randall of New York City; his sisters, Aurora and Rachel; his brother, Albern; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 28, 2011, 9:00am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of life service will follow at 5pm at the St. Louis School. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York City.

Mathew Hung Mun Lee

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March 11, 2011
Mathew Hung Mun Lee, 79, of Haleiwa, a rehabilitation medicine doctor and a Navy veteran, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Lou, sons Mathew Jr. and Randall, daughter Wende C., brother Albern, sisters Aurora Ginn and Rachel Chang, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at the cemetery.

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ALICE AIKO MIYASHIRO-SANTIAGO

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ALICE AIKO MIYASHIRO-SANTIAGO
March 13, 2011

Alice Aiko Miyashiro-Santiago, 63, died in Phoenix, Arizona. Alice was born in Honolulu and employed at the Phoenix Police Department. She is survived by husband Walter Santiago; children Wendell Santiago, Stewart Santiago, Valerie Santiago and Chereen Pires; siblings Arthur Miyashiro, Thomas Miyashiro, Doris Higa and Jane Sasaki; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Graveside services: Valley of the Temple, 3/26/11; 11AM, casual attire, lunch to follow. No flowers please

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 to City Councilman Dennis O’Connor, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Edgar, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at her residence, 73-1141 Mahilani 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Dolores Margaret Okawa

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Jan. 21, 2011
Dolores Margaret Okawa, 80, of Mililani, a retired federal civil servant, died in Pahrump, Nev. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Andy Ancog, and Gary, Danny and Patrick Okawa; daughters Daryl Tober, Sylvia Alamares and Cheryl Ancog; brothers Francis Martinez and Carl Takahashi; sisters Ethel Lunasco and Mary Martinez; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services held on March 8.

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Barbara Lorraine Pai

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March 13, 2011
Barbara Lorraine Pai, 75, of Honolulu, a retired athletic director and coach at Holy Trinity and Star of the Sea, and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Antone III and Eric; daughters Cathyjean Marciel, Alison Adviento and Jennifer DeMello; brother Darryl DeRego; sister Eleanor Higa; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass:11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Gladys K.S. Pang

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March 19, 2011
Gladys K.S. Pang, 87, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died in Hono�lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lowell and Dennis; daughters Judy Scarlett, Cindy Kimball and Patti-Jo Bock; brother Norman Chang; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services:10 a.m. tomorrow at Waialae Baptist Church.

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Lewis L. Schreiner

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LEWIS L. SCHREINER
Feb 6, 1915 – Feb 9 2011

Born in Ellensburg, WA, Lew came to Hawaii in 1936 with the Air Corp. He worked at Hickem AB in WWII and became a pilot for Hawaiian Air in Dec 1942. He became a Capt and retired in 1974. His passion was flying since the day at 16 he snuck away to take flying lessons. He loved to golf, bowl, fly gliders and travel with his wife the late Mary Jane.

Lew is survived by his, 4 children Belinda (Ray) Winge of Oregon, Jill Miller of Oregon, Lee Schreiner of Calif, Cindy Cowling of Oregon and two grand children Morgan Cowling and Matthew Booker, and his Sister, Jean of Washington.

Private services have already been held.

Ritsuko “Dorothy” Takeno

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RITSUKO “DOROTHY”
TAKENO

Age 92, of Kaneohe, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Hospice Hawaii – Palolo. Born in Kahaluu, she was a retired Cashier from Star Market.

Survived by sons, Nobuo(June), Koji(Joyce), Yasuhiro(Nora) and Michael(Debbie); daughters, Yoshiko Nakaoka (Wilford) and Linda Hirai (Michael); thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; sister, Florence Davidson.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Ritsuko Takeno

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March 16, 2011
Ritsuko “Dorothy” Takeno, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Star Market Ltd. cashier, died in Hospice Hawaii Palolo Home. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by sons Nobuo, Koji, Yasuhiro and Michael; daughters Yoshiko Nakaoka and Linda Hirai; sister Florence Davidson; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:6 p.m.

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Chiyoko Toshikiyo

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March 21, 2011
Chiyoko Toshikiyo, 91, of Lahaina, a retired seamstress at Sheraton Kaanapali, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by son Ted and Denis, daughter Phoebe Takenaga, brother Richard Hashimoto, sisters Beatrice Fukuda and Nachie Kikuta, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Althia Ku‘uipo Vidinha

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March 1, 2011
Althia Ku‘uipo Vidinha, 59, of Ewa Beach, a communications employee at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Washington. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Warren; sons Cory, Joey and Brandon; daughters Palani and Britney; brothers Dennis, David and Adam Josiah; sister Judy Kanoa; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Elizabeth R. Whitney

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March 13, 2011
Elizabeth R. “Betsy” Whitney, 60, of Hilo, Dolphin Press founder, former telephone operator and Big Island AIDS Project counselor, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Tom, parents Walter and Rose Palmer, and sister Mary Poole. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kalapana Maunakea Church, 14-3502 Kahoolawe Road, off Nanawale Boulevard near Pahoa. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation.

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Toshiko Naito Yagi

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TOSHIKO NAITO YAGI

Passed away peacefully at her home in Kailua surrounded by her family on March 17, 2011. She was born in Waianae, Hawaii on March 6, 1917 and recently celebrated her 94th birthday.

Now reunited with her husband the late Tetsuo Yagi. She is survived by her children Thomas (Hideko) Yagi, Jane (Thomas) Tsuda, Florence (the late Jun) Ouchi, Esther (Lawrence) Maru, Joanne (Leslie) Oyama and Diana (Dayton) Hong. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 6 sisters.

Services Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Visitation 4:30 p.m., funeral service 5:30 p.m. In lieu of monetary offerings, the family suggests a donation to your favorite charity.


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