Archive for April 12th, 2011

Kay Kazuko Amuro

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March 8, 2011
Kay Kazuko Amuro, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Sears sales associate, died in Waipahu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Wilfred C.; sons Michael K., Wendell F. and Clayton M.; brothers James and George Aburamen; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Sally Toshiko Aono

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March 18, 2011
Sally Toshiko Aono, 82, of Honolulu, a retired clerk, died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband George H.; son Alvin A.; brothers Minoru, Harry H. and Howard K. Arakaki; sisters Florence Hamamoto, Betty Arakaki and Dixie Miyahira; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Tamela Baqui

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March 19, 2011
Tamela “Tami” Baqui, 48, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Castle MedicalCenter. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Carmen; sons Travis and Kimo M. Baqui, Dederick Rittmeister Jr. and Roman Phillips; daughters Johnette Rittmeister and Kamakaokalani “Anela” Vaiau; brothers Richard “Sonny” and Ritchie; sisters Angela and Carmela; companion Bill Almony; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel, Olomana. Services: 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Park in back of the church. Nonblack aloha attire.

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Louis Kaleikini Burnet

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March 26, 2011
Louis Kaleikini “Louie” Burnet, 55, of Kailua, a Kaneohe Clipper irrigation specialist, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Kully; daughter Kaiulani Puckett; stepfather Allan Farrell; brothers Cranston Kapoi, Lee and Brian Burnet, and Kelly Texeira; sisters Doreen Denis and Denise Tanaka; and two grandchildren. Memorial gathering: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cabanas at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii. For base access, call 292-0230. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lucile Olsen Caple

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April 5, 2011
Lucile Olsen Caple, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Realtor and homemaker, died at home. She was born in Moline, Ill. She is survived by daughters Charlee Abrams and Stephanie Doughty, caregiver Valerie F.C. Pen, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Shoichi Chinen

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March 28, 2011
Shoichi Chinen, 97, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died. He was born on Okinawa. He is survived by sons Takao “Ted” and Masaharu “Masa,” daughters Kikuko “Kay” Nagao and Haruyo “Haru” Martelli, brother Toshio, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary
offerings.

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Jason Cuarisma

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March 26, 2011
Jason “Jay” Cuarisma, 55, of Waianae, an Abby’s Carpet flooring estimator and American Carpet One installation supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yolanda D.; son John-Lorenzo; daughters Charise and Clarise; mother; brother Glen; sisters Paulette Cordoza, Harriet Childs, Sharon Miyake and Susan Matsumoto; half brothers Melvin and Hiram; and half sisters Charlene White, Joann Freeny, Jan Sayers, Marlene Canencia and Nina Harshbarger. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Flowers welcome.

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Alberta G. Demecilio

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March 22, 2011
Alberta G. Demecilio, 75, of Ewa Beach, a retired federal civil service employee and produce manager, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Basilio Jr., Belden and Darryl; daughters JoAnna Macho, Paige Demecilio and Trini Ann Yoshida; brothers Robert, John, James and Richard Garcia; sister Judy Keaka; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Rosalinda Easterday

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March 27, 2011
Rosalinda “Rose” Easterday, 57, of Sarasota, Fla., died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Allen, sons Rainer and Richolo Pangan, daughters Roni Cook and Riel Pangan, and a grandchild. Private services.

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James Kazuto Endo

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March 18, 2011
James Kazuto “Jimmy” Endo, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Servco Pacific Inc. auto sales manager and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edith M.; son Vernon Y.; daughters Diane K. Roy, JoAnn E. Endo and Donna M. Gibo; sisters Ellen N. Tojo, Jean M. Okamoto, Janet T. Kurokawa, Agnes N. Endo, Doris M. Kirihara, Clara K. Mato and June J. Oshima; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Helen K. Filoteo

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March 18, 2011
Helen K. Filoteo, also known as “Tita”and “Helena,” 75, of Ewa Beach, a former employee of Coin Power, BH Petroleum, Gas Express and Tesoro, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Dwight P. “Boy,” Coronella K. “Sweetheart,” Faith K. “Tutu,” Francisco “Cisco” Jr. II, Pernell K. “Haule Boy,” and Lorne K. “Fat’s” Filoteo, Shane P.K. “Tuna” Pebria and Davinna L.K. “Babes” Merrick; brothers Hiram and Bernard H.K. Simeona; sister Sarah “Butchie” Kreger; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Shusuke Fujitake

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March 27, 2011
Shusuke “Shu” Fujitake, 86, of Honolulu, a retired fuel dispatcher for the Navy at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company I, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sister Chikayo. Private
services.

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Juliette Ellen Kuualoha Simpson Furtado

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March 25, 2011
Juliette Ellen Kuualoha Simpson Furtado, 94, of Hilo, co-owner of various Hilo restaurants, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard A. and Robert C., daughter Barbara L. Yeackel, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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ARNOLD H. FURUTANI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ARNOLD H. FURUTANI

Age 67, of Aiea, HI, passed away March 31, 2011 in Idaho. Born September 26, 1943 in Hilo, HI. He retired from Hawaiian Electric Company with 30+ years of service.

He is survived by wife, Lorynn Neser; sons, Troy (Jamie) Furutani, Sean (Lisa) Panquites, Rick (Darcy) Neser of ID, Mark (Cori) Neser of ID; daughters, Denys (Lance) Kazama, Linda (Ross) Pogan of West VA; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Gordon (Lorene) Furutani, Reid (Lynne) Furutani of Hilo, Sheldon (Claire) Furutani of Hilo.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (April 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Andrew Higashiguchi

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March 26, 2011
Andrew “Andy” Higashiguchi, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Love’s Bakery supervisor and an Army sergeant who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife May F.; son David; daughters Cora, Mira and Lisa; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Sukwoo Hong

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April 6, 2011
Sukwoo Hong, 97, of Aiea, a jewelry store owner, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Korea. He is survived by son Inteck, daughter Inae and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Nobuyuki Ishii

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March 8, 2011
Nobuyuki Ishii, 85, of Mililani, a retiree of Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Randall Y. and Ray M.; daughter Lorraine M. Uyeda; brother Masamitsu; sisters Jean Fortuno, Michiko Yamauchi and Yuriko Tsue; caregiver Norma Tan; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Socorro Muico Jumalon

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March 30, 2011
Socorro Muico Jumalon, 81, ofWaipahu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rudolfo, Jamie, Danilo, Hilario, Pedro and Charle; daughters Rosalinda, Susan and Nora; brother Cesar Muico; sister Ely Omania; 30 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Solomon Ki Fui Kam

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March 30, 2011
Solomon Ki Fui Kam, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Consolidated Amusement Co. sound technician and former state employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Roy and William, daughter Adaline Cummings and a grandchild. Private services.

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HALE KINIMAKA

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HALE KINIMAKA

Age 48. Harold Eleakala “Hale” Kinimaka, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2011, in Anyer, Indonesia where he was the general manager of the resort “HAWAII” a Club Bali Resort. Born in Los Angeles, California to parents, Iva Kinimaka and Sylvia Shodahl Nam.A graduate of Kamehameha Schools and later served six years of honorable service in the United States Air force.

Hale’s life spanned many years in the food and beverage industry and managerial positions at such notable restaurants as Dukes of Waikiki, Ruby Tuesday (Mililani), Ceasars Palace & The Harrah’s in Las Vegas, and also Studebakers Nightclub in Honolulu and Sydney, Australia, also international hotels in Hong Kong and Indonesia where he died. Hale grew up from a musical family of his uncle’s Dutchie, Percy Leleo, Kalani and Titus Kinimaka. Aunts Maile, kumu hula Keala Senkus, Kapu Alquiza, Nani Davis, (Kinimaka) of Kauai and his dad entertainer Iva Kinimaka.

Music and singing was a passion with Hale and you could always find him on a karaoke stage belting out the likes of Frank Sinatra tunes with gusto. Mister Moonlite.

He is survived by parents Iva Kinimaka and Sylvia Shodahl Nam. Sisters, Dr. Chamonix “Mele” Kinimaka (Anke), Cheyenne Pauahi, Chenoa Kaiulani and brother Iva Paiea. Half-sisters Noelani Nam, Punialoha Starwood
And half-brother Nathan “Bubi” Nam.

Memorial services and celebration of Hale’s life will be held at the Waikiki Elks Club on April 14, 2011 at 9: a.m. Services at 10:00 a.m. Scattering of his ashes will be held off shore of the Elks Club, followed by a celebration of his life with a reception of mea a’ i (food) and mele (music), at the club dining room. Aloha attire.

Helen Hideko Kubo

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March 28, 2011
Helen Hideko Kubo, 80, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Gladys S. Okamura and Jane S. Kanemura. Private services.

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Benjamin Laymance

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April 2, 2011
Benjamin “John” Laymance, 60, of Lihue, a McDonnell Douglas airplane mechanic, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Blythe, Calif. He is survived by daughter Wendy Custer and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Morris Tamotsu Matsui

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April 9, 2011
Morris Tamotsu Matsui, 78, of Honolulu, a retired U.S.Postal Service employee and an Army veteran, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Cathy M. Paresa, brother George K. and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m.

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Samuel Yukio Matsunaga

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March 8, 2011
Samuel Yukio Matsunaga, 87, of Pearl City, a retired equipment specialist for Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Betty N., son Lorrin T. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Marcela Balocan Maximo

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April 6, 2011
Marcela Balocan Maximo, 83, of Lihue, a cook at Club Jetty and Tip Top Cafe, died. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Frances and Fred; daughters Doris Pina, Linda Staana, Teresita Maximo, Leona Tagupa and Lisa Marie Bernabe; hanai children Richard Jose,Maribel B. Calizo, Rolando Dace, Rinante and Ferdinand Tangonan, Bernadette B. Leota, Katherine and David Bodano, Tracy Dace, Loreilei B. Felix, Alex Palacio, Andrew Michels, Kris Craven,Jose and Ligaya Tan, and Vicky R. Glauberman; brothers Alejandro and John Balocan; sisters Magdalena Sasaki, Beatrice Ysseldyke and Dorothy Furtado; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the church cemetery in Kapaia.

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Ernest K. Miyake

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March 25, 2011
Ernest K. Miyake, 76, of Pearl City, a Honolulu Plumbing Co. and city retiree, died in Pearl City. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wifeJoyce, sonJames, daughterLinda Kelly, brother Edwin, sisters Kinue Osaki and Jane Kawamura, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani MemorialPark. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Melvin Tsuneo Nakamoto

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March 9, 2011
Melvin Tsuneo Nakamoto, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Foremost Dairies milk deliveryman and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wesley, daughter Lori C. Hu, sister Thelma Yonehiro, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Yukiko Nakamura

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March 4, 2011
Yukiko Nakamura, 75, of Los Angeles, formerly of Kona, a department store customer service representative, died in Los Angeles. She was born in Kona. She is survived by brothers Charles and Kiyoshi, and sisters Haruko Mashiba and Kiyoko Ishikane. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Mary Kalai Ah Nee

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March 31, 2011
Mary Kalai Ah Nee, 91, of Honolulu, a Dole Pineapple tour guide, died in San Pablo, Calif. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons John Jr. and Glenn; daughters Maryan Sklar and Blossom Ellis; brother John Davis; sisters Rebecca Davis-Conchee, Evan Prestige, Nellie Sniffen, Miriam McDuffie, Nora Poole and Keala Kikala; companion Clarence Liu; 16 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Mitsuko Nekoba

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March 24, 2011
Mitsuko Nekoba, 97, of Hilo, a retired seamstress for the former Kamehameha Garment Co., died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Charles, George, Kenneth and Albert; daughter Thelma Kurokawa; sisters Kazue Tanaka and Kimiko Higuchi; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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