Archive for April 9th, 2011

Bernardita Benigno Agbayani

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March 30, 2011
Bernardita Benigno “Merlyn” Agbayani, 78, of Honolulu, an Ilikai Hotel retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ramon V.; daughters Melva Ross and Melinda Zisko; brothers Fred, Geroni and Iniego Benigno; sisters Leonora Agpalza and Emilia Ventura; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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BERNARDITA “MERLYN” BENIGNO AGBAYANI

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

BERNARDITA “MERLYN” BENIGNO AGBAYANI

Age 78, of Honolulu, passed away March 30, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born April 20 1932 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Bernie retired from the Ilikai Hotel and was very active at Our Lady of the Mount Church, Filipino Catholic Club and with the United Vintarinians of Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Ramon V. Agbayani; daughters, Melva (Darrell) Ross of Alabama, Melinda (Harry) Zisko; brothers, Fred Benigno, Geroni Benigno of Philippines, Iniego Benigno of Philippines; sisters, Leonora Agpalza, Emilia Ventura of Philippines; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and many other family members.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday April 12 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday April 13 2011 at Our Lady of The Mount Church, Mass 10 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific/Punchbowl.

Priscillano Nava Balala

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March 1, 2011
Priscillano Nava Balala, 70, of Honolulu, a retired electronic technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Sergia; son Wilson; daughters Precilyn Herana, Dina Costillo, Myrna Cristobal, Ruth Manensala, Florence Bautista, May Ann Ganuelas and Penny Lou Domenden; brother Avelino; and 21 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. next Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Theresa Iwalani Colburn

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March 20, 2011
Theresa Iwalani Colburn, 80, of Waianae, a retired Dole Cannery forklift operator, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Chinnough, Bobby and Thomas Ching; daughters Angie Ancheta, Phyllis Whaley, Louise Gusman, Billie Aweau and Tiare Kaui; brothers Denny and Ronald Dement; sisters Maile Shidaki, Sweetie Medeiros and Marvis Fujita; 30 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. today at St. Rita’s Church, Nanakuli. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Luncheon and scattering of ashes to follow at Nanakuli Beach. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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JAMES ARTHUR DELACY

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JAMES ARTHUR DELACY

Passed away on April 2, 2011 at his Kaneohe home with his loving wife Kawehi (Lindsey) DeLacy at his side.

James was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on June 6, 1966. The son of Barbara M. DeLacy and the late Arthur F. DeLacy. James grew up in East Boston, Massachusetts. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii with an Economics Major, and he then continued his education and received a Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law. After completing law school James started the successful law firm Costa & DeLacy with his classmate and friend Brian A. Costa. He was also sworn in and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2009.

He is survived by his wonderful Mother Barbara DeLacy. His beloved wife Kawehi (Lindsey) DeLacy. Dear sister Cheryl her husband Frank Ricardo and their two children Ashley and Nathan. Also survived by Marlene Lindsey (Ralph Foulger), Marvalene (Henry) Kanahele, William P. (Tomacene) Lindsey.

Nieces and Nephews Malina (Cary) Schiff, Kekai Kanahele (Gary Godoy), Candice Lindsey, Thomas (Jamie) Lindsey, Christopher Lindsey. Grand Nieces and Nephews Dylan Schiff, No’i, U’i & Hi’ilei Lindsey. Ethan & Kevin Lindsey and Alika Kanahele.

Visitation: 6:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday (4/12/11) at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Service: 7:00 p.m. Visitation: 10:00-10:30 a.m., Wednesday (4/13/11) at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Service: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Angeline T. Figgeroa

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March 23, 2011
Angeline T. Figgeroa, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph A., daughter Jo-Ann C., brothers Baptist Jr. and David J. Torres, and sister Betty J. Factora. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services:
11 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Roy Mitsuru Lonohiwa Fujishige

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March 28, 2011
Roy Mitsuru Lonohiwa Fujishige, 54, of Kamuela, Hawaii, formerly of Haleiwa, a Fairmont Orchid employee, died in Kamuela. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Claire Y., son Reyn, daughters Candace Haney and Cara Fuji?shige, mother Edith, brother Glen, sisters Colleen Rodrigues and Lisa Chun, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. next Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, 65-1235 Kawaihae Road, Waimea. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Arnold H. Furutani

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March 31, 2011
Arnold H. Furutani, 67, of Aiea, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree, died in Idaho. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lorynn Neser; sons Troy Furutani, Sean Panquites, and Rick and Mark Neser; daughters Denys Kazama and Linda Pogan; brothers Gordon, Reid and Sheldon; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Donald Hary Gordon

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DONALD HARRY GORDON
April 22, 1925 – March 28, 2011

Was born in Brookline, MA. He graduated with a degree from Princeton University, where he majored in the Latin classics, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. After graduation, he practiced law in Boston for several years, and then, after earning an LLM with a specialty in tax law from Harvard, embarked on a lengthy teaching career. His main service was as a tax professor at the Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit, MI, and from 1975 to 1980 he also served that school as Dean. Gordon had a long and fruitful association with Hawaii, being one of the founding professors at the University of Hawaii’s Richardson School of Law during 1973-75. During his service as dean at Wayne State, he was also a co-founder of the Law Library Microform Gonsortium (LLMC), an international cooperative of libraries, headquartered on the campus of the University of Hawaii’s Windward Community College, that is dedicated to scanning law libraries and making them available online. After finishing his service at Wayne State in 1990. Gordon returned to his beloved Hawaii to spend his retirement years.

He is survived by his wife Irene Rizkallah Gordon, of Honolulu, a daughter, Katherine S. Gordon, of Boston, and a stepson, Stephen F. Greaves, of Los Angeles.

Funeral Arrangements are private. Those wishing to make donations in Professor Gordon’s memory are requested to direct them to the Law Library Microform Consortium, P.O. Box 1599, Kaneohe, HI 96744, where a permanent online memorial in his name is being organized.

Sueno Honda

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April 1, 2011
Sueno Honda, 83, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a homemaker and former private branch exchange operator at Hawaiian Telephone and the former Kona Inn Resort, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Takao, son Ross, daughters Sharon Rapoza and Annette Honda, brother Muneo Inouye, sister Fujie Matsuoka, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo, Hawaii. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Harry H. Imamura

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Feb. 5, 2011
Harry H. Imamura, 81, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Janet Hayashi and Doris K. Harris. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Wilfred Takeji Imamura

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Feb. 3, 2011
Wilfred Takeji Imamura, 91, of Pearl City, a retired painter and an Army veteran, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Catherine; sons Gary and Rodney; daughters Sharon Kunihiro and Janice Nagato; brothers Wallace, Robert and Albert; sisters Muriel Yamauchi and Helen Watanabe; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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KENNETH K. INADA

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DR. KENNETH K. INADA

Dr. Kenneth K. Inada, 87, of Buffalo, NY, Henderson, NV, and Honolulu died on March 26, 2011. Born and raised in Honolulu, he graduated from Farrington High School and went on to receive a B.A. from the University of Hawaii, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and encouraged by the famous Zen scholar, Dr. D. T. Suzuki, he went to Japan where he studied Asian Buddhism at the University of Tokyo (Todai), receiving a Ph.D. in 1960. He was the first U.S. citizen to receive a doctorate from Todai. After serving ten years on the faculty of the Philosophy Department at the University of Hawaii, he was recruited by the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 1969, where he remained for the next 28 years, before retiring in 1997 at the rank of SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.

A prolific scholar with numerous publications, Professor Inada was internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities in the field of Buddhism and East-West comparative philosophy. In 1990 he was the second American in 150 years to receive the Cultural Award from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Buddhism. The author, editor and translator of numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles, he is noted, in particular, for his distinguished translation and commentary on Nagarjuna’s Mulamadhyamakakarika, a seminal work in Western studies of that great Buddhist thinker.

As a long serving editor of the SUNY Press Buddhist Studies Series, Inada oversaw the publication of some 30 critically acclaimed volumes. Professor Inada was instrumental in turning SUNY Press into the largest, most successful publisher of philosophy books in North America. His distinction on a global scale is underscored by his election as president of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy in 1990; he was the first non-Chinese to be elected to this prestigious society. He also served as president of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

At the University at Buffalo Professor Inada is remembered as a kind and gifted teacher and an exemplary university citizen. He served for many years as a member of the University Council on International Studies and Programs, and was one of the principal organizers of the Asian Studies Program and the Japanese Language and Culture Program. He was a mentor to many junior faculty and graduate students in philosophy and Asian Studies.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-45 and was wounded in action in France. He served as a member of the famous 442 Infantry Battalion which was deployed to Europe and where he participated in the famous rescue operations of the Lost Battalion consisting mostly of soldiers from Texas. Some 65 years later he was invited to Houston to attend an appreciation gathering organized by the survivors of the Lost Battalion where he was honored as a special guest.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Masako and his son, Ernest.

Visitation: 3 p.m., Funeral Service: 4 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at Hosoi Mortuary, Honolulu.

Committal Services, Monday, April 18, 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Casual attire. Flowers are welcome.

Violet R. Jones-Medusky

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March 29, 2011
Violet R. Jones-Medusky, 59, of Honolulu, a registered nurse, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Jan Medusky; sons Mikala and Daniel Jones; daughter Malia Jones; father Florentino Sagon Sr.; hanai parents Harold and Betty Lawson; brothers Florentino Jr., Randolf, Leonard, Alvin and Michael Sagon; sister Clarita Waldram; hanai brother Terry Lawson; and three grandchildren. Visitation: noon Wednesday at Manoa Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 1:30 p.m. Donations suggested to ALS-Augie’s Quest, 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 220, Honolulu, HI 96814.

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Leonardo Soria Elaydo Jr.

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March 10, 2011
Leonardo Soria “Leo” Elaydo Jr., 44, of San Francisco, formerly of Waipahu, a University of California employee, died in San Francisco. He was born in Ho?no?lu?lu. He is survived by parents Leonardo and Alma, and brothers Errol and Terrence. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tsutomu Kaitoku

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March 17, 2011
Tsutomu Kaitoku, 83, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a handyman, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by caregiver Elizabeth Kagimoto and sisters Betty Sakumoto and Alice Inoue. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Standward Fee Bung Kim

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March 23, 2011
Standward Fee Bung Kim, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Federal & State aircraft mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother George and sisters Joyce Luce and Charlotte Hamada. Private services.

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LAZARA ACIERTO LABOGUEN

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

LAZARA ACIERTO LABOGUEN

Age 89, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 15, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born December 17, 1921 in Bacara, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retiree of Dole Plantation.

She is survived by sons, Ernest (Priscilla) Laboguen, Roland (Ellen) Laboguen; daughters, Rufina Skrove, Arsinia (Ricardo) Paracuelles; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Contrado (Helena) Acierto of Kauai, Alfredo (Lolita) Acierto; sisters, Gloria (Larry) Rivera of Kauai, Mary (Richard) Link of GA.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Emily Nogales Ladines

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March 16, 2011
Emily Nogales Ladines, 66, of Ewa Beach died in Ho?no?lulu. She was born in Bacon, Sorsogon, Philippines. She is survived by husband Juan L.; daughters Jeannie Ursua, Joan Leos and Jane Balcita; five brothers; two sisters; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Petra Tolentino Lara

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March 29, 2011
Petra Tolentino Lara, 98, of Pearl City died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Ernesto, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Green Haven Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Maria M. Guitguiten Loquere

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March 16, 2011
Maria M. Guitguiten Loquere, 77, of Mililani, a McDonald’s retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Calape, Bohol, Philippines. She is survived by husband Isidro; sons Danilo and Arthur; daughters Helen L. Naong and Marina L. Racoma; brothers Timoteo, Vicente and Ceferino; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass:
11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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EUGENIA RAMOS MAGLAY

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

EUGENIA RAMOS MAGLAY

Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away March 18, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center East. Born January 3, 1941 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Ernesto Maglay; son, Edgar (Carmel) Maglay; daughter, Rosemarie Maglay; brothers, Michael (Florentina) Ramos, Antonio (Mayrose) Ramos, M.D.; sisters, Caridad (Franklin) Sales, Florentina Ramos, Virginia Boruvka of Canada; 3 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011 at Our Lady of the Mount, Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

CONSOLATION “CONNIE” MANDAPAT

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

CONSOLATION “CONNIE”
MANDAPAT

Age 86, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away March 23, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 2, 1924 in Kapaa, Kauai. She retired from Kelly’s Restaurant.

She is survived by sons, Richard Evangelista, Norman (Phyllis Ono) Evangelista, Francis (Emi) Evangelista, Wayne Mandapat; sisters, Dora Yasay, Helen Avergonzado, Beatrice Biroan Lavarias, Dolores Biroan, Rose (Honorato) Sales; brothers, Benjamin (Rose) Biroan, Alfred (Kathy) Biroan; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday (April 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (April 13) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Sadamu Mukai

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March 23, 2011
Sadamu Mukai, 98, of Ho?nolulu, an Army corporal with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company M, died in Honolulu. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Suzue, daughters Sandra Tokeshi and Alyce Yamaguchi, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Bernard J. Pavlovec

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March 27, 2011
Bernard J. Pavlovec, 73, of Wahiawa, an Army retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Iowa. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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