Archive for March 27th, 2011

Joyce Toshie Anamizu

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Feb. 23, 2011
Joyce Toshie Anamizu, 88, of Honolulu, a Tripler Army Medical Center dietitian aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Phillip, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

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Bernardo Mendoza Biscocho

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March 10, 2011
Bernardo Mendoza “Grandpa Bernie” Biscocho, 90, of Kapolei, an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Batangas, Philippines. He is survived by son Bernard; daughters Bernardine Yamamoto, Bernadette Frank, Bernice Nicolas, Bernette Garces and Bernalina Felix; brother Benjamin; sisters Lydia Biscocho and Zenaida Manalo; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Elpidio Cachero Cabalo

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March 20, 2011
Elpidio Cachero Cabalo, 88, of Haliimaile, Maui, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. laborer and truck driver, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Alejandra C., sons Ben and Dominick, daughter Lucy Peros, brother Mac, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Samuel Guzman Cabebe

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March 4, 2011
Samuel Guzman Cabebe, 85, of Waipahu, a self-employed handyman and a retired Army infantryman and medic who served in the Korean War, died in Waipahu. He was born in Dinalaoan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Joy; sons Joel and Jonathan; daughters Deborah Braceros and Kori Knapp; brothers Fernando, Pedro and Jose; sisters Esperanza Susa, Felicitas Noble, Natividad Cabebe and Avelina Aquino; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ewa Community Church, 91-1258 Renton Road, Ewa Beach. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Edward Ceballos

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March 19, 2011
Edward “Eddie C” Ceballos, 86, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. shop supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Gertrude, daughter Iris Aguinaldo, brothers Peter and Alfonso, sisters Margaret Sanches and Mary Reyes, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Primitiva Degracia

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Feb. 12, 2011
Primitiva “Prima” Degracia, 79, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steven T. Jr., Francis P. and Daniel P.; daughters Yvonne A. Acosta-Degracia, Marcia L. Gonzalez-Brown, Celestina D. Lee, Laverne M. Lang, Regina Degracia-Bailey, Bernice L. Atkinson, Yvette M.D. Yap, and Alicia A., Annette M. and Roberta E. Degracia; brothers Robert and Raymond Villanueva; sisters Florence Tecson and Virginia Damaso; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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RALPH “RALPHIE” EDAYAN

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

RALPH “RALPHIE” EDAYAN

Age 51, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away March 1, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born April 17, 1959 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Retired laborer with City and County. Volunteer supervisor for the Haleiwa War Memorial Monument-Lions Club Waialua.

He is survived by wife, Maizelette Edayan; daughters, Kathleen Edayan, Erlene Edayan (Mitchell Sarol-Silva), Blossom Edayan, Karen Edayan, Gloria Edayan; sons, Isaac Edayan, Moses Edayan, Isaiah Edyan, Judah Edayan; godson, Kaulana Kaneakua (Rose); sisters, Diane Kittleson of CA, Pacita Edayan of CA, Yvonne (Henry) Alejandro; sister-in-law, Rene Edayan; brothers, Antonio Edayan of CA, Ryan Edayan (Charlene) Derwin Edayan (Shereen), Whitney Edayan, Richard Edayan (Charlene) of OR; 6 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MACARIO RINGOR ESLABA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

MACARIO RINGOR ESLABA

Age 99, of Honolulu, passed away March 7, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Laoac, Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. Macario retired from Pacific Construction.

He is survived by wife, Filomena R. Eslaba; daughters, Gloria (Phillip, Sr.) Bryant of Tennessee, Nancy Eslaba, Melanie (Gary Kitagawa) Eslaba; three grandsons, Phillip & Michael Bryant; John Mychael Eslaba; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday April 1, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Mortuary, Service 1:30 p.m. Burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Macario Ringor Eslaba

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March 7, 2011
Macario Ringor Eslaba, 99, of Honolulu, a Pacific Construction retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Filomena R.; daughters Gloria Bryant and Nancy and Melanie Eslaba; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Wendy Chan Chun Goodness-Kailikea

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March 21, 2011
Wendy Chan Chun Goodness-Kailikea, 70, of Ho-nolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department dispatcher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Charles W. Goodness, son Charles K. Goodness, daughters Alyson T.P.U. Goodness and Bernice A. Goodness-Viveiros, brothers Harold Ung and Clayton Loui, sister Helena Turbeville, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Henry D. Perreira Jr.

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Celebration of Life for

HENRY D. PERREIRA JR.

Henry “Hanalei” died on Dec. 4, 2010 in Las Vegas.

Survived by wife, Debbie Perreira of Nevada; parents, Henry Sr. & Audrey Perreira of Kaneohe, sons Henry (Missy) Perreira III of Honolulu, Erik Mau & Dylan Perreira of Nevada, daughters Jan-lin Ciparro of Texas, Karee (Clay) McClanahan & Kimberly (Mario) Gonzalez of California, Kandace Perreira of Nevada, Missy Kapoo & Leo (Milli) Ah Quin of Arizona; brother Billy (Avis) Perreira of Hilo; sisters Peachy Guilmet of Salem, MA, Lee Anne Perreira & Christine Perreira of Kaneohe, & 16 grandchildren.

Services: Community Church of Hon., Nuuanu, on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9am to 1pm. Program at 10am., in Nuuanu, on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Services start at 10:00am.

Marvallin Mokihana Kahalepuna Kalua

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MARVALLIN MOKIHANA KAHALEPUNA KALUA

86, affectionately known as “Aunty Lala”, died on March 12, 2011. Born and raised in Pauoa, she was a 1942 graduate of McKinley High School. Growing up she trained and performed hula under Kumu Hulas’ such as Henry M. Pa, George P. Mossman, Mama Rose K. Joshua, and Aunty Sally Woods. Mokihana worked for the State of Hawai’i as a Licensed Practical Nurse starting at the State Hospital in the mid-1950s, Kalihi Union Church in the 70s, then to Lanakila Mental Health before retiring. She was a member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I Women’s Auxiliary for many years, serving as its President and various other positions.

There are a few words that portrayed Mokihana: independent, elegant, graceful, and loving. She was self-reliant from a young age, and although widowed for 41 years, she always ensured her family was well taken cared for; Mokihana had an elegant style about her in speech, dress and mannerism; when she danced hula, it was with a style as taught exactly to her by her Kumus, with grace, charm, and at times- playfulness; and as a loving daughter, sibling, wife, mother, and grandmother- she was a person who gave unconditionally. To those who knew Mokihana, they will understand the true gift and meaning of what she brought to all of our lives.

Survived by her daughters, Patricia “Kaai” (Prince) Kekaulike, Marcella “Bozo” Kalama, Charlene “Kalena” (Rojelio) Rodrigues and Penny P. Kalua; brother, Alexander (Helene) Kahalepuna; sisters, Barbara “Kanani” (Gilbert) Lewis and Nancy Lum Won; nephews, David Kahalepuna and John “Johnny Boy” Pang; niece, Debbie Medeiros; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

Please, no flowers or donations as no services will be held by Mokihana’s request for a private service.

For the past 19 years, Mokihana diligently exerted her time and energy in a “life saving” work of spreading the good news of God’s Kingdom (Matthews 24:14). As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she could be seen in the mornings sitting at a stonewall bench on Fort Street Mall with her bible, offering the Watchtower & Awake magazines. Please feel free to speak to one of Jehovah’s Witnesses if you are concerned about the prevalence of wars and natural disasters, they will be happy to help you understand the turmoil we are facing, so that you may someday, help others. Mokihana now awaitsher resurrection.

Sherry Galuega Leiato

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March 20, 2011
Sherry Galuega Leiato, 44, of Honolulu, an Outrigger Reef Hotel employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by daughter Sherrica T.K. Nath; brothers Eddie Leiato, Samuelu and Andrew B. Su, and Galuega Leiato Jr.; and sisters Tina L. Hunkin, Rachel T. Tevaseu and Juanita and Satoevai Leiato. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Lighthouse Outreach Center, Waipahu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Benjamin Manlopig

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Feb. 23, 2011
Benjamin Manlopig, 88, of Ho-nolulu, a retired Von Hamm Young supervisor and a Navy veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by brother Jeremiah Sr. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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VIRGINIA PETERSON MCGOWAN

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VIRGINIA PETERSON MCGOWAN

Virginia Peterson McGowan, 94, passed away in Honolulu. She had a kind, beautiful, soul and was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. She was born in Dayton, Iowa and was financially independent, and on her own, from the time she left home at 17 after high school graduation. She worked while putting herself through business college and still managed to save money to send home to help with the educations of some of her 8 siblings. During World War II, she got her pilot’s license so she could take advantage of a civil aeronautics program looking for female pilots to fly domestic cargo. She was accepted into the program as a pilot but the program was discontinued. She went on to become the secretary for the Secretary of State, Edward R. Stettinius. She was in the first group of civilians sent to work in Germany after V-E day. Her career advanced and she became a buyer of pulp and paper for the Federal government, a job which was based in Paris. In Paris, she met her husband, John, who was in the diplomatic corps. They married in Paris and lived in Europe for 17 years; in Yugoslavia, Paris, and Germany where her child, Mary, was born. They came to Hawaii in 1968 when John was assigned as an adviser to the Commander in Chief for the Pacific Command (cincpac). In Hawaii, Virginia became a realtor and then a broker and eventually opened her own business, Epic Realty. She was an amazing woman in many respects. She was gracious, sensitive, competent, and had a great sense of humor. The above photo was taken on her 94th birthday. She is survived by her daughter, hanai daughters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Punchbowl on March 30 at 11:30.

Dane Lee Miller

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DANE LEE MILLER

61 of Honolulu died on March 9, 2011. Mr. Miller was an attorney who practiced in Hawaii and California for 32 years. He was a graduate of Boalt Hall and began his career with the Wall Street firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, before moving on to an Asia-based practice with the firm of Marks & Murase. Mr. Miller started his own firm, Miller Tokuyama & Sur in Hawaii in 1995. He was proud to have served the Hawaii community that he loved, including successfully arguing before the Hawaii Supreme Court to limit commercial surf schools from expanding into local surf areas.

He is survived by his wife Wilma Sur, sons Bennett and Kenneth Miller, daughter Maile Miller, mother Nora Davis and sisters Ann and Helen Miller.

Scattering of ashes will occur at Tonggs surf break between 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, with an aloha party to follow at the Elks Club from 4 to 7 p.m. No flowers.

Steven Allan Rodrigues

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March 19, 2011
Steven Allan Rodrigues, 62, of Ho-nokaa, Hawaii, a retired Nordic/PCL Construction Inc. superintendent, part-time taro farmer and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Ho-nokaa. He is survived by wife Charlotte K.; daughters Les and Charven; brothers Frank Jr. and Robert; sisters Margaret Loo, Caroline Carvallyo, Phyllis Plunkett and Stella Abarcar; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Wilburt Kekahuna Kaimikaua Sr.

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March 25, 2011
Wilburt Kekahuna Kaimikaua Sr., 75, of Hoolehua, Molokai, a retired Ho?nolulu Police Department detective and Securitas security officer in Honolulu, Kona and Hoolehua, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hoolehua. He is survived by wife Deanna, son Wilburt Jr., daughters Heidi Hao and Kimberly Saifoloi, sisters Arlene Brixius and Linda Kaimikaua, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel, 45-150 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Services: 7 p.m. Additional services: noon Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalamaula, Molokai. Services: 2 p.m. Burial to follow at Kanakaloloa Cemetery, Hoolehua.

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Franklin Ladera Sr.

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March 17, 2011
Franklin Ladera Sr., 84, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Lahaina, a fresh fruit distributor for Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Honolua Plantation, a former bantamweight boxer and an Army veteran, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Franklin Jr. and Wesley Ladera and Steven Kaina; daughters Marian and Ivy Y.; sisters Katherine Fernandez, and Kay and Betty Santos; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jane Hatsuyo Tanaka

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March 11, 2011
Jane Hatsuyo Tanaka, 80, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died at home. She was born in Kona. She is survived by son Neil A., daughter Dorrie K. Tsuka, brother James M. Sakumoto, sister Shizue Hirano, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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BETTY HARUE TSUJI

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BETTY HARUE TSUJI
March 16, 2011

Betty Harue Tsuji, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Continental Shoe Findings Co. co-owner, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Richard M.; daughters, Julie H. (Rick) Tsuji-Alhadeff and Ami M. Tsuji-Jones; sister, Mildred N. Sakumoto; and grandson, Branden Tsuji-Jones. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Hwy. Service: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Teokila Faletoa Ulufale

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March 13, 2011
Teokila Faletoa “Joe” Ulufale, 34, of Waihee, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Nalani; son Logan Kana-Ulufale; mother Marie; brothers Faletoa, Elekana and Asotau Ulufale, and Shoka Fa’afiti; and sisters Nofo Falefia, Fuamoa Ta’ai, Vanila Vae and Fa’amanu Ulufale. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Bible Church, 635 Hina Ave., Kahului. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Stacey Marie K. Urbano-Pepe‘e

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March 13, 2011
Stacey Marie K. Urbano-Pepe‘e, 39, of Hilo, an Aloha Air Cargo freight clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Luis K. “Kiki”; sons Stanton, Kindall and Stason; daughter Kiani; mother Sandra Pepe‘e; brothers Paul Jr. and Sheldon Pepe‘e; sisters Pauline Baker, Rochelle Kalili, Melony Yim, and Sherilynn and Sheeana Pepe‘e; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Hilo. Services: 11 a.m.

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