Archive for May 18th, 2011

LESLIE GOICHI ARAKI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

LESLIE GOICHI ARAKI

Age 90, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 9, 2011 in Aiea, HI. Born May 7, 1920 in Puunene, Maui. A Veteran of 442nd; also retired from U.S. Post Office.

He is survived by wife, Satsuko Araki; daughter, Beverly (Jeanguy) Dube; 1 grandson.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (May 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers, please.

M.E. BITTERMAN

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M.E. BITTERMAN

Morton Edward Bitterman, professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii, known by friends and colleagues as “Jeff,” died at the age of 90 surrounded by family and friends on May 10, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in the same house as his mother, and a graduate of New York University, with an M.A. from Columbia University and Ph.D. from Cornell University, Bitterman was an experimental psychologist who was internationally recognized for developing the methodological and theoretical foundations of the comparative analysis of animal behavior. His academic homes were Cornell University, the University of Texas at Austin, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Bryn Mawr College where he chaired the Department of Psychology, the University of South Florida, and the University of Hawaii where he served as Director of the BÈkÈsy Laboratory of Neurobiology. Over a period of 68 years he published extensively and was co-editor of the American Journal of Psychology and consulting editor for the Journal of Animal Learning and Behavior and the Journal of Comparative Psychology. He was a recipient of the Humboldt Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany and was a Fulbright professor in Argentina, Germany, and Yugoslavia. Bitterman’s visiting academic appointments took him to Mexico, Brazil, the Bahamas, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Italy, France, Poland, Russia, and the United Kingdom. He was a grantee of NSF, the Office of Naval Research, NIMH, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. He was awarded the University of Hawaii Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research in l992 and was a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, receiving its Howard Crosby Warren Medal in 1997. He was honored by the American Psychological Association in 2001 with the D. O. Hebb Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award and he received the Ernest R. Hilgard Award for Lifetime Career Contributions to General Psychology in 2004.

Bitterman is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years, Mary Gayle Foley Bitterman, three daughters, Joan (Keith Morrison), Ann, and Sarah Fleming, and two grandchildren, Johanna and Jeffrey. He also is survived by his brother-in-law, California Superior Court Judge Robert M. Foley, and by a niece and several nephews.

Bitterman was known for his academic rigor, intellectual curiosity and honesty, elegant writing, discriminating taste, and lifelong commitment to his students in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. His word was his bond and he was a faithful friend. He believed with Goethe that nothing was more characteristic of man than his ability to live on hope and he lauded those who repaired the world. “He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.” Family members will scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean. May he rest in peace.

Donations may be made to Project Dana, 2720 Nakookoo Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826.

Benigna Dayacos Butac

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April 12, 2011
Benigna Dayacos “Bea” Butac, 84, of Mililani, a retired cook at Army Air Force Exchange Services at Schofield Barracks, died in Honolulu. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Manuel and Jesus “Skip” Realin, and Reinold and Fausto “Stanley” Butac; daughters Angelita Dapper and Esraelita “Joyce” Lee; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ANNIE CABAIS

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ANNIE CABAIS

Annie Cabais, 84 passed away in San Jose, California on April 30,2011. She married her late husband, Albert, an American Air Force Officer from Honolulu, in England and moved to Hawaii several times in their lives. Annie developed and taught knitting at Sears Ala Moana for 15 years. She was a well liked and respected teacher and enjoyed lifelong friendships with her students, sometimes three generations of the same family in a class. A naturalized citizen of the USA, she and Albert were staunch Democrats and were involved in campaigns and conventions over the years. Annie retired from Sears in 1989 and maintained dual residency in the UK and USA. Residing primarily in UK, she reveled in her independence and volunteering spirit.In 2009 she received an award for 10 years of voluntary service for the Help The Aged Foundation. She is survived by daughters Maureen (MOE) Ayala (Arthur) of San Jose; Leilani Cabais; Grandson, Brandon Rathbone; GGS Reidon Rathbone, all of Kauai, Brothers, Sister, Cousins, nieces and nephews in UK. Services will be June 3,2011. Mass at St. Stephens Catholic Church-2747 Pali Hwy-at 10 am: Interment at the Punchbowl -2177 Puowaina Drive at 11:30 am.

LaVerne Theresa Calonico

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May 10, 2011
LaVerne Theresa Calonico, 85, of Kailua, a retired California state employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Frederick, son Frederick Jr., daughter Karen Tam, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date in Colma, Calif. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, 148-A Makawao St., Kailua, HI 96734; or Church of the Epiphany, 827 Vienna St., San Francisco, CA 94112. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Grace R Cambra Collins

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GRACE R CAMBRA COLLINS

Age 81 of Waiahole, Oahu formerly of Ocean View and Keopu, Hawaii journeyed home to the Lord at sunrise on February 15, 2011

The youngest daughter of Joseph W Cambra and MaryAnn Fernandez, she was born in Honolulu on December 12, 1929

Sincere, kind and loving “Gracie” often gathered with family and friends to share the fruits of her labor and partake in the benevolence of his grace

Gifted with the resources of many talents and the ability to create with a needle and thread, throughout her life she quilted and shared Hawaiian quilts and American blankets, many of which continue to warm the hearts and souls of her family and friends

As the thread in its continuity holds the quilt together, the gift of Grace keeps always as one

She is survived by her husband Louis K Collins Jr., sons: Taylor, Gerold (Pam), Michael, Stacey (pre deceased), Ernest (Brenda),& Louis III, daughters: Joanna Kaalele, Fanny (George) Alcosiba, Kathy Lou (Dan) Manuel & Titi (Bill) Ricafort. 22 Grandchildren, 29 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren,, sister Eleanor Thompson, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Private services were held by family Condolences may be mailed to:
Ernest Collins
PO Box 62
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Donations may be mailed to:
St Francis Health Foundation of Hawaii
2228 Liliha St Ste 205
Honolulu, HI 96817
Memo on check: In Memory of Grace Collins

RUDOLPH “RUDY” VILLANUEVA DUCUSIN

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

RUDOLPH “RUDY” VILLANUEVA DUCUSIN

Age 70, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 24, 2011 in Waipahu, HI. Born September 7, 1940 in Kahuku, HI.

He is survived by wife, Erlinda R. Ducusin; daughter, Rowena “Rena” Ducusin; son, Rudolph (Jeanette) Ducusin Jr. of Las Vegas; 5 grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Sunday (May 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (May 23) at Resurrection of the Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula Street, Waipahu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FLORENCE SUMIE IWAMOTO

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FLORENCE SUMIE IWAMOTO

Florence Sumie Iwamoto, 82, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on May 5, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born September 24, 1928, in Honolulu, HI, she was a retired library assistant for the State of Hawaii Department of Education at Roosevelt High School. She is survived by her son Michael; daughters, Valerie I. (Leighton) Lum and Lisa Anne Y. (Kevin) Matsumoto; and four grandchildren. Visitation 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 North King Street. Funeral Service 4:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Carol Katsuyo Makahanaloa

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May 2, 2011
Carol Katsuyo Makahanaloa, 72, of Kapolei, a Bank of Hawaii loan officer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph, sons Ainsley K. and Samuel, daughters Kara Kaneshiro and Betsy L. Bush, brother Dr. Hamilton McCubbin, sister Joni Fabrao, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools Chapel. Services:
2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers; lei welcome. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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LORRIN MITSUYUKI MATSUMOTO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

LORRIN MITSUYUKI MATSUMOTO

Age 56, of Mililani, HI, passed away May 4, 2011 in Mililani, HI. Born October 31, 1954 in Honolulu, HI.

He is survived by wife, Debbie Y. Matsumoto; daughters, Kellie-Ann Matsumoto, Brittny Matsumoto; brothers, Neal (Debora) Matsumoto, Arlen (Annette) Matsumoto; sisters, Shirley (Ron) Hayashi, Cheryl (Richard) Wachi; numerous nieces & nephews.

Private services were held. No monetary offering will be accepted.

MICHEAL “TURTLE” S. MAY

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MICHEAL “TURTLE” S. MAY

Michael “Turtle” S. May, 77, Kahiapo o ko makou ‘ohana pono’i, passed peacefully at his home in Waianae. Michael was born in Kalihi and in his early youth moved to Mai’li to be with his Tutu, Antoinette Spencer. Mike’s Tutu lived near the ocean and he soon became a lover of the sea.

Mike was an expert fisherman and learned to make his own fishing nets and traps. In Wai’anae Mike learned to build boats and at the age of 14 operated his own fish boat on the leeward coast. A skin diver, Mike was given the nickname “Turtle” because he was able to hold his breath and dive as deep as a turtle.

Turtle was one of the founding fathers of the old Mai’li Sons Canoe Club.

Following a short hitch in the U.S. Army, Turtle worked for 26 years on Kwajalein Atoll for the Department of Defense where he operated the company boat. Mike returned and retired to Wai’anae, the place that he loved.

Mike was a quiet, generous and unassuming man. He will be missed by many. He is survived by daughters Michelle Fernandez, Debra Lipai and Linda Lipai; son Michael May; sisters Carol Laua’e Palencia (Phillip) and Norma D. Manoa (William); brothers Solomon Kupihea and Victor M. Parina (Lillian).

Visitation: 10 am Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Oahu Cemetery.

GERALD A. HIATT, MD

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GERALD A. HIATT, MD

Gerald A. Hiatt, MD, 70, passed away on April 29, 2011. Jerry was born in Berkeley, California on January 12, 1941 to Robert W. & Elizabeth Hiatt.

Jerry and his family came to Hawaii in 1944 via military escort on the USS Henderson. He grew up in Waimanalo and graduated from Punahou School in 1959. Jerry went on to graduate from the University of Hawaii and Jefferson Medical University in Pennsylvania. He did his medical residency at Tripler Medical Center and his gastroenterology fellowship at Brooke Anny Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Jerry began his practice at The Fronk Clinic in Honolulu and went into private practice in 1981. He was an attending physician at Queen’s Medical Center for 35 years and was Chie{ of the Gastroenterology Division from 1997 to 2000.

He had a love of adventure that was fulfilled in world travel. But, greater was his love for family, friends, medicine and caring for his patients. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Diane M. Hiatt, two siblings, Judith Tuttle and William Hiatt, three children, Robert W. Hiatt, Heather Hiatt Kunz and Tadd K. Hiatt, and many grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held at Olivet Baptist Church on Friday, May 27, 2011. Visitation beginning at 5:00 pm and memorial service at 6:00 pm.

MICHAEL “MIKEY” KEKOA NAKADA

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MICHAEL “MIKEY” KEKOA NAKADA
February 10, 1980 – May 5, 2011

Age 31, of Honolulu, Hawaii, father to beloved daughter with Cariane Campos and state champion swimmer at Iolani, he shared his life-long love of the water with family & friends. Mikey most recently worked as a Warehouse Manager at CVS Longs and previously a technician with Thyssen-Dover State Elevators.

Michael is survived by daughter Joely, mother Gail, sister Emily, Grandfather Kenneth, Grandmother Betty Koizumi, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins as well as his large extended Ohana of Friends.

A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, May 21, 2011 At Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary (2233 Nuuanu Avenue). Visitation at 4:00pm, with services to follow at 5:00pm. Casual Attire, Red Crocs Optional.

Keith H. Nakano

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April 4, 2011
Keith H. Nakano, 60, of Honolulu, a Costco retiree and owner of KHN Contracting, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wendy, sons Joshua and Caleb, parents Keiji and Betty, and sisters Janice Ogoso and Lori Nakano. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Aina Haina Kingdom Hall. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Stanley Masakazu Sato

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April 12, 2011
Stanley Masakazu Sato, 74, of Waialua died in Aiea. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Pamela and brother Marven. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Haleiwa Jodo Mission, 66-279-A Haleiwa Road.

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Pauline Sentinella

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May 15, 2011
Pauline Sentinella, 71, of Kahului, a St. Anthony’s School secretary, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by brother Hank and sister Harriet Pacheco. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial at a later date at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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WILLIAM DAVID SILVA

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WILLIAM DAVID SILVA

William David Silva (73), of Kahalu’u, Hawaii Passed away peacefully on April 28th, 2011. Born January 4, 1938 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Retired from the City and County of Honolulu as a crane operator in 2000.

He is survived by wife Beatrice C. Silva. Daughters, Gloryann Ahuna-Hoapili (John Hoapili), Martha Ing (Garrett Ing), Alohanapua Silva (Grant Shimabukuro) Joeanna Silva (George Vares), (15) Grand Children. Sisters Martha Vierra, Terry Saito (Lloyd Saito), Iwalani Dabbs, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation 9:00am Friday May 20th, 2011 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauna Kea Chapel; Memorial Service 11am, Burial at Hawaiian Memorial “Pikake Terrace” 2pm. Casual Attire, Flowers Welcome

Francisco Fernandez Pagay Sr.

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April 25, 2011
Francisco Fernandez Pagay Sr., 98, of Waipahu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree, died in Waipahu. He was born in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Neri L., son Francisco Jr., daughters Carolyn C. Locquiao and Cynthia A. Yates, brother Rosario F., 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Hisayuki Tanigawa

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May 12, 2011
Richard Hisayuki Tanigawa, 75, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myra, sons Dale and Wes, daughter Laura, brother Wally, sisters Lillian Morikawa and Ruth Nojiri, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Missionary Church, 95-801 Kipapa Drive. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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JANET SILVA VIERRA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary  Mauka Chapel

JANET SILVA VIERRA

Age 76, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away April 14, 2011 in Henderson. Born August 22, 1934 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Manager and score keeper for Ewa Beach Bobby-Sox Softball.

She is survived by sons, Walter Vierra, Andrew (Meale) Vierra of NV; daughters, Lily Vierra of NV, Vera Vierra, Mary (Maka) Vierra of NV; hanai-daughter, Patty-Girl Manuwa; sisters, Frances Harada, Mary Rapoza, Carol Silva; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (May 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Avelina Villanueva

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April 24, 2011
Avelina Villanueva, 66, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a Pioneer Hybrid laborer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Pilar, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rogelio; sons Sandy, Marlon, Roldan, Ronald, Rick and Reynante; daughters Annalyn Caberto and Pilita Talingdan; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Eleele Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

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MASAE WAKATSUKI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

MASAE WAKATSUKI

Age 92, of formerly of Waialua, HI, passed away May 12, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 19, 1919 in Waialua, Oahu.

She survived by son, Alan Wakatsuki of Kona, HI; daughters, Karen Gieser of Cotati, CA, Janice (Gareth) Yee; 2 grandsons; brother, Kichitaro Kobayashi; sister, Helene Satsuko Watanabe.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Masae Wakatsuki

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May 12, 2011
Masae Wakatsuki, 92, formerly of Waialua, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Alan, daughters Karen Gieser and Janice Yee, brother Kichitaro Kobayashi, sister Helene S. Watanabe and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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