Archive for May 5th, 2011

Richard Lee Mayor (Rick)

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RICHARD LEE MAYOR (RICK)

Was the eldest of two children born to William H. and Alice M. Mayor on December 13, 1941 in Arroyo Grande, CA. He died early on Saturday morning, April 16, 2011 in Orlando, FL, losing his long struggle with cancer. He was 69 years old.

He is survived by daughter Regina Mayor of Houston, TX, (m. to Mark Tackley-Goodman), son Robert William Mayor of Half Moon Bay, CA (m. to Libby Mayor), grandchildren Catherine Kennison, Jason Tackley-Goodman, Zoe Mayor and Zachary Mayor, and sister Joene Mayor of Maui, HI. Close friends include Roxanne Koutsoulieris and her 5 adult children and grandchildren in Orlando, FL.

Rick worked in many fields, including many years as a high school science and marine biology teacher with the Hawaii Department of Education, and as a P.A.D.I. SCUBA instructor. He worked in the security field during his later life. His many hobbies included photography, CB radios, shell collecting, rock and crystal collecting, and electronic games.

Rick was a recovering alcoholic and was committed to living the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, remaining an active AA member for the last 25 plus years of his life. His AA friends made up a core part of his extended family, and he personally helped many others conquer their struggles with addiction.

Antonio Manzano Aldanese

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March 17, 2011
Antonio Manzano “Tony” Aldanese, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Leahi Hospital medical assistant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Amancia C.; sons Rey, Rex and Roy; daughters Rosamond Moscoso and Rea Aldanese; sisters Paula Ayunon and Maria Gomez; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Helen Rivera Collazo

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April 14, 2011
Helen Rivera Collazo, 99, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born on the island of Hawaii. She is survived by husband Angel, son Ernest De Jesus, daughter Katherine Kaneshiro, brother Peter Rivera, sister Vivian Hosino, nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Michael Cutler

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A REMEMBERANCE
MICHAEL B. CUTLER
June 1941 – January 2011

Michael Cutler passed away in Vancouver, WA after a short illness. Formerly of Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii for 40 years, and born in Los Angeles, CA, he was a graduate of the University of Hawaii. Mike leaves wife Estelle, son Ari, daughters Alicia (Tom Labue) and April (Darin Lazzaro); greatest joys-grandkids Sofia and Max; sister Dorothy Ryan. Private services were conducted in Vancouver with planned private inurnment on Maui.

For many years he was an executive with Sears-Hawaii and worked with Cutler & Associates, Inc. and the Ashley HomeStore. His extensive interest in sports, and sailing, won him many local-Hawaii friends. Passionate knowledge and love of travel by auto, national parks, geography, geology, plate tectonics, vintage cars, football, and basketball made Mike a welcome resource among relatives and acquaintances both in Hawaii and on the mainland. Mike’s natural ebullience and good cheer will be missed by his extended ohana of in-laws, many business associates and long-time friends.

The family asks that should you donate in Michael’s memory, please use Goodwill-Hawaii, 2610 Kilihau Street, Honolulu, HI 96819, c/o Laura Robertson; or to The National Parks Conservation Association, 777 6th St NW, Washington DC 20001. Equally important, Mike would have appreciated generosity to your chosen Japan Tsunami-Earthquake Relief. Thank you.

Please sign Mike’s Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits

Haruno Figueroa

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May 2, 2011
Haruno Figueroa, 82, of Pa?paikou, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. factory worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gordon “Bozo,” Dereck and Lawrence; daughters Gail Batalona, Beverly Shiroma and Joanne Paiva; brothers Takumi and Naoto “Van” Isotani; sisters Yaeko Wakida and Hideko Tanaka; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalaoa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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DEBBIE ANN HALLOF

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DEBBIE ANN HALLOF

Businesswoman, professor, mentor and friend Debbie Ann Hallof died Thursday morning, April 28, after a year-long battle with a rare cancer. She is survived by her hanai family Renee Duke-Metcalf and Troy Metcalf, their two daughters, Arianne and Sidney, and a constellation of friends spanning from Canada to the Bahamas to her chosen community in Hawaii.

A wonderfully unique and inventive spirit, Debbie threw herself enthusiastically into things that caught her attention: She designed jewelry, fabric and fashion; she was an accomplished SCUBA diver and participated in ocean research; she collected books, old suitcases, kimono, petticoats and odd boxes; she was a foodie and avid chef; and an animal rescuer, most recently of her much-loved cat, Zahara.

One of her most recent projects combined her love of cooking and her business acumen. Working with Hilo-based Kua O Ka LA Public Charter School, which serves predominately Native Hawaiian youth and families, Debbie was project director of their federal grant to design and implement a comprehensive agriculture and culinary program including the infrastructure to run the programs. The students will be publishing a cookbook, dedicated to Debbie, of recipes using only locally grown items.

Debbie founded a consulting firm in Honolulu, Business Advisory Group, Inc., where she put her more than 30 years of international development and management experience in over a dozen different countries to use. Her main area of expertise was strategic development and management and her clients included some of the top names in Hawaii’s private and public sectors such as Bank of Hawaii, Castle & Cook, Young Brothers, Inc., Aloha United Way, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, State of Hawaii, all County Offices of Economic Development, Chambers of Commerce in Honolulu and Houston, TX and several Federal divisions. She was one of three private sector business representatives selected to participate in a recent State of Hawaii and Chinese Chamber of Commerce trade mission to China and Taiwan.

A committed volunteer, Debbie contributed much of her time to community projects such as the State Award of Excellence and the Small Business Resource Center. She was also active in developing and implementing economic development initiatives for entire communities through private and public sector partnering throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. She was the examiner and team leader for the Hawaii Award of Excellence, the state quality award for operational and service excellence modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Another major aspect of Debbie’s life was her love of teaching. She was an adjunct professor at Chaminade University in the MBA and undergraduate Business and Hogan Entrepreneurship Programs since 1999, and held several positions at the University of Toronto including on the faculty of management, director of Special Projects and Development, director of Student Affairs & Faculty and consultant. She was also a sought after certified instructor for Motorola University, Entrepreneurial Education Foundation, Advanced Practical Thinking Training and Interchange International.

In the late 80s Debbie moved from her native Toronto to the Bahamas to work as a project manager for Peter Nygard, a Finnish clothing designer and entrepreneur, to help develop Nygard’s tropical estate into an 150,000-square-foot exclusive retreat for the very wealthy on Lyford Cay, Nassau, Bahamas. The development was featured on the show, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” hosted by Robin Leach.

Her many honors include Chaminade University’s Entrepreneurial Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011, and the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), 2006 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year, State of Hawaii award.

Debbie held degrees in psychology and business from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Chaminade University.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. at Mystical Rose Oratory Chapel at Chaminade University on Friday, May 6. Classes are finished for the term and there are no parking restrictions on campus.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Debbie’s culinary project at Ho’oulu Lahui, Inc., PO Box 2177 Pahoa, Hawaii or to the Legacy Circle in her name at Women’s Fund of Hawaii, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women and girls in Hawaii thrive. www.womensfundhawaii.org

Shoichi Harada

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April 23, 2011
Shoichi Harada, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Castle & Cooke and Hawaiian Tuna Packers weighmaster, and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, Company B, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Mana, Kauai. He is survived by sons Walter S. Harada and Max W.Y. and Kirk K. Shinkawa; daughters Carol A. Yoshida, Ellen R. Chong, Renae K. Lamb, Barbara K. Pang-Chew, Alicia M. Kawasaki and Sharlene S. Yamaguchi; sister Doris M. Porter; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. next Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Myra Miyoko Fukuhara Hatayama

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March 30, 2011
Myra Miyoko Fukuhara Hatayama, 46, of Hilo, a former assistant manager at Pizza Hut in Puainako, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Alena and Zena Kiyota, sister Sandra Ai and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside committal services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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James R. Jenkins Jr.

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April 26, 2011
James R. Jenkins Jr., also known as “JJ” and “Jim,” 68, of Wahiawa, owner of Rugs to Riches, died in Ho?no?lulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by sons James Strickland and David, Tyrone and Jason Jenkins; brothers Dennis, David, Johnny, Eddie and Robbie; sisters Peggy Ballard, Madelyn June and Marykay Santaella; and two grand?children. For information on services, call Dave at 808-238-1810.

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Juno Kaneshige

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April 17, 2011
Juno “Wally” Kaneshige, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base clerk and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, E Company, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Amy, daughter Sherri, brothers Shizuo and Hayami, sister Tome Arashiro, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Viola May Kauakanilehua Kasparovitch

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April 1, 2011
Viola May Kauakanilehua Kasparovitch, 83, of Ho?no?lulu, a retired state Judiciary employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Cathy Arnold; sons Keith, Kevin and Cass K.; sister Johanna Lawrence; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Beverly Ann Lovell

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April 28, 2011
Beverly Ann Lovell, 68, of Kailua died. She was born in Cody, Wyo. She is survived by daughters Amber Betancourt and Heather Waters, parents Edward and Violet Godfrey, brother Larry Godfrey, sisters Gerry Coen and Pam Blake, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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MABEL MASAYE MASHITA

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MABEL MASAYE MASHITA

Mabel Mashita, 89, of Kailua, HI passed away peacefully on April 27, 2011 in Lynnwood, WA. Born May 14, 1921 to Tsunesaburo and Masa Nii from Hiroshima, Japan and lived in Moiliili, Oahu. She married Katsumi Mashita on November 15, 1946 celebrating 53 years together. She was the food service manager for Beerman’s Day Care in Kailua and later, Seagull Schools retiring in 2005 after 34 years of service. In her kitchen, she employed many workers giving them a second chance to succeed. Her influence helped them lead more productive lives. Seagull Schools created a Mabel Mashita Scholarship Fund in her honor.

Cooking, catering, and making the best tempura were her passions. She enjoyed traveling worldwide, gardening, talking to people on her early morning walks on Kailua Beach, and New Year’s Day family reunions.

Mabel is preceded by her husband Katsumi Mashita. Survived by her children: Caroline Kinue Wiedey (husband Keller), Lloyd Isao Mashita (wife Roni), and Eric Mamoru Mashita (wife Christine); grandchildren: Melissa and Mark Mashita, Leah Wiedey, Martin and Nicholas Jones; great-grandchildren: Lillian, Isabella, and Martin Jones, and Elias Scharf; siblings: Clara Ritsue Tsumoto, Charles Chuji Nii, Shigeki Nii, Edith Tsuneko Kawashima, and Marion Fujiko Yamami. She was preceded by her siblings: Tamotsu Nii, Elsie Shizue Storm/Taketa, Ethel Mitsuko Watanabe, and Thomas Tsutomu Nii.

Memorial Service will be on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kanehoe. Casual Attire. No flowers please.

MICHAEL JAMES MEEHAN

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

MICHAEL JAMES MEEHAN

Age 56, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away March 6, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born January 16, 1955 in Torrance County, CA. Worked at the Turtle Bay Resort.

He is survived by wife, Elena Ancog Meehan; sons, Thomas Meehan, Kyle Meehan; daughters, Shannon Meehan, Arlene Meehan; mother, Ann Meehan; brother, Patrick Meehan; sisters, Bridget McLeod, Monica (Hans) Berg; 4 grandchildren; numerous nephews
and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (May 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Alice Tokie Murata

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April 17, 2011
Alice Tokie Murata, 79, of Honolulu, a teacher’s aide, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Toshio; sons David and Paul; daughter Ann; and sisters Elinor Matsumoto, Jeanette Okido and Dora Oya. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala St., Honolulu, HI 96822.

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Thomas Tomio Nitta

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April 12, 2011
Thomas Tomio Nitta, 61, of Ho?no?lulu, a BMW of Honolulu driver and AIM Enterprises sole proprietor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia Ann, sons Bryston M. and Ryan T., and mother Dorothy T. Private services.

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Walter Toshihiko Oda

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April 29, 2011
Walter Toshihiko Oda, 82, of Honolulu, owner of IRC Inc. and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra S., son Walter I., daughters Helen M. Kagawa and Teresa L. Masuda, brother Francis T., sister Alice F. Nakamura and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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JOSE PAMPLONA

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JOSE PAMPLONA
August 31, 1924 – May 5, 2010

Dearest husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, and uncle. You are dearly missed but your memories are forever in our hearts. Your smile, laughter, and music are most cherished. Like you always say, “No worry, be happy!” We love you and miss you! Love your wife Angie,
sister Dolores and many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces,
and nephews.

Belle Reid Relyea

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April 15, 2011
Belle Reid Relyea, 89, of Las Vegas, a retired newspaper classified ad sales representative, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary, Dean, Clark and Scott; daughters Emily Newberry and Dana Ross; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services held in Las Vegas. Donations suggested to Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

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Erlyn Ventura Ricalde

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April 30, 2011
Erlyn Ventura Ricalde, 32, of Hawi, Hawaii, a supervisor at Paniola Greens in Waikoloa, Hawaii, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son John P. Adona, parents Ernesto and Pacita, brother Nathanielle, sister Edlyn and grandparent Alejandro Ventura. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m next Thursday at Sacred Heart Church Hawi, Kohala, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Tomiko Shimaoka

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April 21, 2011
Tomiko Shimaoka, 92, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk at Musashiya Inc. and Fashions by Hino, died in Hale Ola Kino. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by caregivers Ann K. Lee and Wesley Matsukawa, and numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Franz Smeisser

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April 27, 2011
Franz Smeisser, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Host International, Sky Chef and American Airlines maintenance supervisor and manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Mainz, Germany. He is survived by wife Barbara M.; daughters Gailynn Gomez and Teri Reed; sisters Imgard Castelluci, Heida Gans and Christa Neumann; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Gros Bonnet Culinary School, 1431 S. Beretania St., Honolulu. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

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VIOLET S. SUDA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

VIOLET S. SUDA

Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 19, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born October 31, 1925 in Ewa, HI. She was a retired clerk from the Army Airforce Exchange Service.

She is survived by sons, Harvey (Eileen) Suda, Dean Suda; brother, Fred Kiyohiro; 2 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

Bernard Vierra

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April 20, 2011
Bernard Vierra, 75, of Ka?ne?ohe, an industrial equipment repairer at Fort Shafter and a Hawaii Army National Guard first sergeant, died in Kailua. He was born in Ho?no?lulu. He is survived by wife Priscilla; sons Edward B., Michael J. and David J.; brother George; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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