Archive for April 23rd, 2011

Nifo Ala

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April 7, 2011
Nifo Ala, 69, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tato’i T.L.; sons Nifo Jr., Ionatana N., Ala N. and Nifo III; daughters Vaovai M., Va’ai and Aitulagi E.; brothers Frank and Sapatu; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane ohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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ETHEL KAZUE BASUEL

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

ETHEL KAZUE BASUEL

Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 3, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born January 25, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Ronald Sakka, Andy Basuel; daughters, Judy (Roy) Belisario, Gale Scott, Colleen (Tim) Loughlin of N.J.; brother, George (Jane) Okazaki; sister, Ayame (Kenneth) Yamaguchi; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Frederick M. Bell

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April 17, 2011
Frederick M. Bell, 84, of Mililani, a retired Army sergeant first class and Crain Industries sales manager, died in Kailua. He was born in Revere, Mass. He is survived by sons Michael, Kenneth, Ralph, Christopher and Frederick Jr.; daughter Jacqueline Turner; brother Albert; sister Priscilla “Deenie” Twombly; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Francis G. Brennan

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April 15, 2011
Francis G. Brennan, 94, of Mililani, a real estate appraiser and Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died in Aiea. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn. He is survived by wife Grace, daughter Barbara, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Zaida Jugo Bulosan

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April 2, 2011
Zaida Jugo Bulosan, 66, of Honolulu, an Aloha Surf Hotel retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Virgil; daughters Stephanie Ziemba and Abigail De La Cruz; sisters Ester Yanza, Sally Estacio and Alicia Bulosan; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Beverly Lorraine Davidson

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March 28, 2011
Beverly Lorraine Davidson, 91, of Makaha, a registered nurse and homemaker, died in Quilcene, Wash. She was born in Woodstock, Vt. She is survived by son Andrew, daughters Cathy Thourson and Melanie Von Bamberger, brother Alden Ocean, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Eusebio Calora Fenis

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March 21, 2011
Eusebio Calora Fenis, 99, of Honolulu, a retired forklift operator and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalina. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Raymond Tadashi Fujimoto

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March 14, 2011
Raymond Tadashi Fujimoto, 69, of Honolulu, owner of Fujimoto Appliance Repair and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Sandra S.; brothers Arthur, Donald, Roy, Sakae and Gerald; and sisters Amy Fujimoto and Karen Nobriga. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Irene Hedemann

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April 17, 2011
Irene Hedemann, 89, of Kaneohe died at home. She was born in Louisville, Ky. She is survived by sons George H. and Charles H. Collins, daughter KC Collins, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life pending. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Windward United Church of Christ.

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Cynthia J. Jenkins

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April 2, 2011
Cynthia J. Jenkins, 62, of Pearl City, a Kaiser Permanente registered nurse, died in Pearl City. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Clifford M., son Orion, daughter Arielle Diaz, stepdaughters Tiffany and Heather, brother Eugene Keyes and a grandchild. Scattering of ashes held. Donations suggested to Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Wahiawa.

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Kimiyo Kajioka

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March 28, 2011
Kimiyo “Kay” Kajioka, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Garment Factory seamstress and quality checker, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in South Hilo. She is survived by husband Masao, son Kenney, daughter Janise Otsuji, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Karol

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April 14, 2011
Joseph Karol, 91, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a General Electric gas turbines machinist and Navy veteran, died. He was born in Slovakia. He is survived by wife Catherine, sons James and Thomas, and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

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Kenneth Isamu Kitano

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March 28, 2011
Kenneth Isamu Kitano, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired Moriyama Bros. painter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Robert and sisters Sakae Higa and Yaeko Miyashiro. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Glenn K. Kobashigawa

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April 2, 2011
Glenn K. Kobashigawa, 61, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe fitter and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice, daughter Jill S.K. Nakatsu, brother Robert and sister Anne Yasui. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Mabel Lai Lau

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April 13, 2011
Mabel Lai Lau, 88, of Honolulu, a retired federal government employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond D.K., hanai daughter Casey, brothers Richard and Henry Lai, sister Ruby Young and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Stephanie Lynn Ching Loo

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April 10, 2011
Stephanie Lynn Ching Loo, 69, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Melvin; son Bradley; daughters Shanelle and Romelle; brothers George and Douglas Ching; sisters Helen Lee, Joan Binning and Carolyn Kurakake; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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EUFRACIO DE VERA MERCADO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

EUFRACIO de Vera
MERCADO

Age 91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away April 10, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 19, 1920 in Barrio Lambayan, Mapandan Pangasinan Philippines. Retired maintenance man at the Navy Exchange.

He is survived by wife, Librada M. Mercado; daughters, Virginia (Adelito) Corpuz, Perlita (Romeo) Bautista of Duarte, CA, Gloria (Danilo) Gabuat of Las Vegas, Zenaida (Jun) Bulosan of Las Vegas, Flordeliza (Noel) Victoriano of Dixon, CA; son, Roberto (Violeta) Mercado of Ontario, CA; son-in-law, Constantino de Guzman; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Eleodoro (Aurora) Mercado.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (April 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (April 29) at St Elizabeth Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Kay Kazue Mikami

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March 29, 2011
Kay Kazue Mikami, 95, of Honolulu, a Miyagi Michio Koto School koto and jiuta shamisen instructor both privately and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s ethnomusicology department, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Yoshiharu, George and Herbert; and sister Nancy Takiguchi. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Carmen F. Robello

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April 19, 2011
Carmen F. Robello, 83, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Clarence, sons Clifford and Carl, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kahului. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Haruo Sakuma

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April 17, 2011
Haruo “Richard” Sakuma, 75, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; daughters Harriet Yoshida and Gail Nakayama; hanai brother Kazuto Shishido; sisters Lily Miyamoto, Kiyoe Kumasaka, Matsue Inokuma, Harue Yokote, Yatsue Iwatake and Yurino Sugiki; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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ROSE SNIFFEN

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ROSE SNIFFEN

Age 79, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 29, 2011 in Wahiawa, HI. Born September 4, 1931 in Waimanalo, HI.

She is survived by sons, Wayne (Vera) Sniffen, Alvin (Kathy) Sniffen, Jason (Haunani) Sniffen, Allan (Maybellina) Sniffen, Jr.; daughters, Laurie (Jim) Hoffman of Kansas City, Zena Sniffen, Corrine Sniffen, Alena (Samson) Lee, Rebecca (Marcus) Taoy; brother, Antonio (Goria) Sales of CA; sister, Jane (Richard) Abulon of CA
19; grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 28) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (1403 A California, Wahiawa) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Gerald Kelekoma Sylvester

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April 8, 2011
Gerald Kelekoma Sylvester, 63, of Kailua, a child care provider and Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents James and Haleakala; brothers Harold “Hanaukama” Sylvester, and Kauka and John “Kamealoha” Ellingsworth; and sisters Beverly “Kehau” Stanich, Bernadette “Mopsy” Cavaco and Brenda “Kaui” Baldarston. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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CANDIDO HOMOWAN TAGALOG

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

CANDIDO HOMOWAN TAGALOG

Age 76, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 2, 2011 in Aiea, HI. Born August 29, 1934 in Waipahu, HI. He retired from U.S. Air Force after 33 years of service; a lifeguard for Waipahu Recreation Center; Vice President of Ota Camp Association, also worked with Waipahu Catholic & Christian Charities & Body Builder trainer.

He is survived by wife, Gloria E. Tagalog; sons, James P. (Jonina) Tagalog, Marcos E. (Karen) Tagalog, Tilden M. (Angeline) Tagalog, Glen D. (Jennie) Tagalog, Matthias E. Tagalog, Dominick E. Tagalog; daughters, Cindy Ann T. (Al) Nieves, Brenda L. (Luis) Gonzalez; brother, Simplicio (Nora) Tagalog; sister, Loretta (Shack) Shinozawa; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. @ Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Helen Tsurue Takara

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March 26, 2011
Helen Tsurue Takara, 81, of Honolulu, a J.C. Penney waitress, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George I., daughter Sandra N. Nishida, brother Shinsu Kono and sister Beatrice M. Kuba. Private services.

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Yasuko Higa Tanonaka

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March 31, 2011
Yasuko Higa Tanonaka, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Nago, Okinawa. She is survived by brothers Guillermo and Ricardo, and sister Emiko. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Daniel Torres

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March 14, 2011
Daniel Torres, 90, of Aiea, a massage therapist who specialized in shiatsu and reflexology, and a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop No. 2 crane operator, died in Aiea. He also was an Army veteran. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by brothers Angelino Ronquilio, and Alfred Sr. and Albert Torres Sr. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gertrude Sawa Urata

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Feb. 2, 2011
Gertrude Sawa Urata, 81, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Heeia Elementary School, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Dr. Maxwell M. Private services.

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Alverna U.Y.K. Yuen

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April 17, 2011
Alverna U.Y.K. Yuen, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Brewer Environmental Industries secretary, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth D.H.; sons Kevin, Chris, Kent and Kenn; brother Alexander Ho; sisters Audrey Vance and Alexa Hashimoto; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 8:30 a.m. May 2 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Kam Hong Yung

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Jan. 17, 2011
Kam Hong Yung, 91, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by son Gerald; daughters York Seu Lau, Laura Matsumoto, Shelley Yano and Sandra Yung; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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