Archive for April 24th, 2011

Michael Hiroshi Abe

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April 11, 2011
Michael Hiroshi Abe, 65, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transit Services bus driver, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Faye; son Reed; daughter Lee-Ann; brother Kevin; sisters Sandra Tamanaha, Pamela Hirayasu, Merle Abe and Verna Nishimura; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Francisca Dagan Alejandro

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April 14, 2011
Francisca Dagan Alejandro, 64, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Hanamaulu Cafe kitchen helper, died at home. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Mark, mother Dionicia Dagan, sister Saturnina Bumanglag and hanai mother Maximina Pascual and family. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Lutheran Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Margarita Gabat Domligan Antonio

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March 31, 2011
Margarita Gabat Domligan “Garet” Antonio, 84, of Ho-nolulu, a retired care home operator for Antonio Care Home, died in Honolulu. She was born in Banayoyo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Peter; son David Domligan; daughter Jennifer; sisters Victorina Bugarin, Esther Cardona and Susana Baguso; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Ethel Kazue Basuel

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April 3, 2011
Ethel Kazue Basuel, 84, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald Sakka and Andy Basuel; daughters Judy Belisario, Gale Scott and Colleen Loughlin; brother George Okazaki; sister Ayame Yama-guchi; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charles R. Beamer

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March 29, 2011
Charles R. “Dick” Beamer, 92, of Ewa Beach, a retired Army major and chairman of the Hawaii Lions International Youth Camp, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Anderson, Ind. He is survived by hanai grandchild EileenLynn, nieces and nephews. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Ewa Beach Lions Club in support of the 2011 Hawaii Lions International Youth Camp, P.O. Box 2044, Ewa Beach, HI 96706. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Boris Bounsou Chanthalangsy

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April 20, 2011
Boris Bounsou Chanthalangsy, 80, of Honolulu, a Lao Buddhist Foundation spiritual leader, died. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Savannah, son Sounthala, daughter Vanphen, brother Dee and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

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Sui-Wu Chow

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April 17, 2011
Sui-Wu Chow, 84, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Nanking, China. He is survived by wife May I., two sons and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Katherine Jon-Macdonald Donovan

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April 18, 2011
Katherine Jon-Macdonald Donovan, 57, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Waikoloa Elementary School substitute teacher, died. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband James; daughters Stacy Frances and Melissa d’Arabian; sisters Virginia Miller, Louise Todd and Patricia Macdonald; and nine grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Francis Jackin Fu

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March 25, 2011
Francis Jackin Fu, 63, of Kailua, a Bank of Hawaii branch manager, Trans Quality Inc. retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by wife JoAnn M.; son Kenneth S.Y.; brother Dr. Denis; and sisters Linda Wolfenbarger, Deanna Park and Patricia Lee. Private services.

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Elaine Ikuko Fukuda

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April 2, 2011
Elaine Ikuko Fukuda, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Hotels pay master, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by sons Kenric and Walden, daughters Kathleen Fukuji and Ernell Aoki, sisters Carol Fujita and Annie Okada, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Herberta A.L. Gaspar

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April 18, 2011
Herberta A.L. “Bertie” Gaspar, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired Budget Rent A Car customer service representative, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; sons Christopher, Anthony and Richard; daughters Sydney “Tootie” De Cambra and Allyn and Ramsey Gaspar; stepfather Alvin Kulani; brothers Sterling and Herbert Lau; sisters Sandra Young and Marsha Yim; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Church, 46-129 Haiku Road. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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VICTORIA “VICKY” GAYER

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

VICTORIA “VICKY”GAYER

Age 80, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away March 24, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 10, 1930 in the Philippines. A parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach.

She is survived by sons, Glen “Butchie” (Patty) Gayer, Michael “Mikey” (Doris) Gayer, Peter (“Arnella Ganda”) Gayer, Ronald “Ronnie” (Celeste) Gayer, Robert (Jessica) Gayer; daughter, Karen (Alan) Guzman; brothers, Pedro “Pete” Galera, Gilbert (Momi) Galera, Thomas “Tommy” Galera; sisters, Josephine “Joey” Faustino, Mary Soriano, Elenor “Ellie” Campos; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

Visitation 9:15 a.m. Thursday (April 28) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

IRENE HARROD COLLINS HEDEMANN

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IRENE HARROD COLLINS HEDEMANN

Irene Hedemann, 89, of Kaneohe, passed away peacefully at home April 17, 2011. Irene Harrod was born November 19, 1921 in Louisville, Kentucky, and grew up in Southern California. She attended undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley (Cal) and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles. She joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority in 1942 while at UCLA. Irene completed her post-graduate studies in physical therapy at Stanford University. Choosing which football team to root for when each alma mater played each other was always a fun challenge. She admitted, though, that she always had a soft spot for Cal. Irene moved to Hawai’i in 1946 after marrying George F. Collins (deceased). She was active in the Junior League of Honolulu while raising three children. After marrying F. Frederick Hedemann (deceased), she became active with the Garden Club of Honolulu. Irene was an avid tennis player until the age of 80, travelled extensively, and loved a good game of bridge, which she began playing in college and enjoyed throughout her lifetime.

She is survived by two sons: George Holbrook Collins and wife Madeleine (of McHenry, Maryland), Charles Harrod Collins and wife Paula (of Palo Alto, California); and daughter KC Collins (of Kaneohe); six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A celebration of life is pending. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are suggested for Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe, HI 96734.

MICHAEL KYUN HO

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

MICHAEL KYUN HO

Age 76, of Honolulu, passed away April 11, 2011 at his residence. Born September 28, 1934 in Seoul, S. Korea.

He is survived by wife, Jong Soon Ho; son, Kevin (Hye Sook) Ho of Georgia; daughters, Pamela Lee, Yun Hee (Robert Eng) Ho of New York; brothers, Jun (Yong Ju) Ho of S. Korea, David (Ellen) Ho; sisters, Frances DeWeil of California, Annie Bae, Lisa (Wendell) Small of N. Carolina; five grandchildren.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday April 29, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Michael Kyun Ho

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April 11, 2011
Michael Kyun Ho, 76, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Jong Soon; son Kevin; daughters Pamela Lee and Yun Hee Ho; brothers Jun and David; sisters Frances DeWeil, Annie Bae and Lisa Small; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dolores Garcia Hudcovic

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March 28, 2011
Dolores Garcia Hudcovic, also known as “Dee” and “Dolly,” 76, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Waipahu, a former Straub Clinic & Hospital employee and retired co-owner of Covic Realty and Covic Construction Co., died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Alfred “Al Covic”; sons Michael and Alan; daughters Valerie Hudcovic, Lori Miller and Andrea Comstock; brother Roger Garcia; sister Loretta Garcia; hanai brothers Dong and Raymond Garcia; hanai sisters Girlie Mago and Lee Kamahele; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 11 a.m. Private inurnment at Makawao Veterans Cemetery.

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RAYMOND MASARU IKEHARA

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RAYMOND MASARU IKEHARA
May 1935 – April 2011

Raymond “Ike” Masaru Ikehara, of Kailua, retired Honolulu Police Department Lieutenant, passed peacefully on April 18th. He was born in Honolulu on May 10, 1935 and graduated from McKinley High School. His passions were music and baseball. Ray was a member of the Honolulu Youth Symphony and the National Guard Marching Band. He played baseball for the Hawaii Senior League and other leagues. He retired from HPD after 25 years of service and later was Loss Prevention Manager for Windward Mall Sears for nearly 10 years. He and Betty celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Ray is survived by wife Betty Amano Ikehara, Raynor (son) & Janel Ikehara, Rona (daughter) & Rey Ikehara-Quebral, Charles (brother) & Mildred Ikehara, second mother Nancy Ikehara, and grandchildren: Rylan & Chantel Ikehara, and Ripley & Ricky Quebral. Preceded in death by father Seiko Ikehara, mother Yoshiko Ikehara, sister Evelyn Bransfield, step-sister Patsy Izumigawa, and half-brother James Oshiro.

Graveside service at Valley of the Temple, Saturday April 30, 2011 at 12 noon with luncheon to follow at Valley of the Temple Chapel lanai. Casual attire. “Always in our hearts”

George Richard Ilae

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April 9, 2011
George Richard Ilae, 67, of Honolulu, an Ilikai Hotel head of housekeeping, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Adela, son George R. Jr., sister Deanna Elderts, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Mariano Ramoran Carlos Jr.

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April 10, 2011
Mariano Ramoran Carlos Jr., 46, of Waianae, a truck driver, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Wendy; sons Ashton and Mariano III; daughters Mae, Ashlyn and Mari; father Mariano R. Sr.; stepmother MaryJane; brother Ryan; and sisters Summer and Autumn. A convoy on Saturday begins at 8:45 a.m. at Keehi Lagoon and ends at Nanakuli Beach Park, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes and luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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LORETTA EVELYN JUREK

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

LORETTA EVELYN JUREK
April 14, 2011

Loretta Jurek, 70, of Honolulu a retired security staff employee of the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange and the McInerney stores passed away at Hale Ho Aloha in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago, IL.

Devotion to her husband, family, friends, was her life and she lived it with grace and enthusiasm. She was an avid sports fan and developed strong, lifelong friendships, some since high school. She is an example of a truly giving spirit.

She is survived by husband Paul, sons Michael, and wife Diana of Bartlett, IL and Gregory of Elgin, IL and beloved grandchildren John and Sarah. She will be laid to rest in Chicago, IL.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Kaiser Medical Center, Hale Ho Aloha and St. Francis Hospice for their compassion and care.

In honor of Loretta’s love of animals, donations will be accepted in her memory at the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Henry Kalani Kahakelii

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April 3, 2011
Henry Kalani Kahakelii, 54, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother John. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Darlene Mary Kamaka

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April 9, 2011
Darlene Mary Kamaka, 47, of Waianae, a minister, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Ho- nolulu. She is survived by husband Nathan D.; sons Shane T., Keali’i D. and Zechariah A. Calarruda-Kamaka; daughter Joye N. “Puaala,” mother Rosebell Calarruda; brothers Michael and Clayton Calarruda; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Esther Masako Kawamae

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April 2, 2011
Esther Masako Kawamae, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Kalihi-Palama Public Library technician, died at home. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by companion Kenneth Kunisaki, sons Stephen S. and Ivan M., daughter Gail Y. Youn, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Charlotte Roselani Marciel Kimi

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March 19, 2011
Charlotte Roselani Marciel Kimi, 86, of Hilo and Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Alan, daughters Stephanie Noe-Kimi Buchanan and Patti Kimi-Woodd; brothers David and Patrick Marciel; sisters Jeanette Tokunaga and Peggy Spencer; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter.

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Carol Kim Cheun Lau

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April 11, 2011
Carol Kim Cheun Lau, 77, of Kula, Maui, a retired government employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Henry, son Dr. Jonathan, daughter Cynthia Takamine, brothers Abraham and Donald Ho, sisters Dorothy and Marilyn Ho, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula. Mass: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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TEREZA “ISANG” AGCAOILI LEANO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

TEREZA “ISANG” AGCAOILI LEANO
Age 89, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 22, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born January 31, 1922 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She retired from Del Monte Corporation; also a member of Annak Ti Dipilat Association of Hawaii, Canada Chapter and Vintarinians of Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Jonathan Leano, Alexander (Soledad) Leano of CA, Rolando (Cornelia) Leano, Jerry (Josephine) Leano of Maui; daughters, Esmeralda (Andrew) Taban, Myrna Fe (Reynaldo) Miguel; sister-in-law, Carmen De La Cerna; sister, Salvacion Gapuzan; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday (April 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also, 9:30 a.m. Friday (April 29) at Resurrection of the Lord Church; (94-1260 Lumikula Street, Waipahu) Mass 11:15 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Ruth Laura Mahuka

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April 6, 2011
Ruth Laura Mahuka, 67, of Nanakuli died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clayton; sons Alfred, Robert, Clayton and Solomon; daughters Debby, Claytreen and Helen; and brother Billy Faubion. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shizuka Nagao

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April 15, 2011
Shizuka “Alice” Tottori Nagao, 92, of Honolulu, retired founder of Eiyoh Do Inc. and owner of Health Food Products of Hawaii, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kei and Gen Iinuma, daughter Meri A., sister Rhoda Teshima, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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LARRY TADASHI NAKATA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

LARRY TADASHI NAKATA

Age 92, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 22, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born April 20, 1918 in Paumalu, Oahu, Hawaii.

He is survived by sons, Melvin (Lorraine) Nakata, Norman Nakata, Keith Nakata; daughter, Pamela Nakata; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held.

Joseph Nauka

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March 29, 2011
Joseph “Uncle Joe” Nauka, 77, of Nanakuli, a retiree, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by caregiver Sunsiree and sister Eleanor Kaliko. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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