Archive for May 22nd, 2011

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.

Encarnacion Partosan Braceros

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

April 26, 2011
Encarnacion Partosan Braceros, 75, of Wahiawa died in Ewa Beach. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Dan J.; brothers Vicente, Leonardo and Alejandro Partosan; sister Geny Castasus; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Flor M. Cabanilla

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April 25, 2011
Flor M. Cabanilla, 55, of Palolo Valley, a Jehovah’s Witnesses minister, musician and computer analyst, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Loan; son Keola I.; brothers Rudy and Catalino Cortez, Benny Supnet, and Peter and Ernesto Cabanilla; and sisters Janet Marquez, Barbara Kaleohano, Cynthia-Joyce Mcquarrie, Teresita Angelo, Eleanor Seeley, Fely Nicholson and Epepania Cabanilla. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. Semiformal attire. No flowers.

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CAROL WHITFORD DOLERA

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

CAROL WHITFORD DOLERA

75, of Kaneohe, formerly of Waiehu, Maui, a retired Hawaii Pacific University Kaneohe Campus (formerly Hawaii Loa College) receptionist and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, died May 7, 2011 in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu.

She is survived by husband, Henry; sons, Nyle (Vicky) and Lance (Sharise); daughter, Lisa (Irvin) Uemoto; brother, Larry Whitford; sisters; Naomi Morgan and Ethel H. Almodova; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 6th at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m.; burial 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 7th at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Gerald Lee Foster

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

GERALD LEE FOSTER

75, of Kailua, who spent his life helping others, has passed away. For 20 years, Jerry was the unpaid director of Harbor House, an organization that fed 2,000 people a month on O’ahu. He also started Kids Kitchen, built homes and restaurants, was a chef, hosted a cooking show on television and at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, and started the 50th State Show Circus. He was a yachtsman for many years aboard Carousel. He “lived in Paradise” for 50 years. “He did not live life he DEVOURED IT”

He is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Sid, Jerry Jr., Daniel and Michael, and daughter Kim.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 18th at Emmanuel Church in Kailua. Jerry’s remains were donated to John Burns School of Medicine. Memorial donations can be made to Lima Kokua or your favorite charity.

“May your spirit live and may you spend millions of years standing with your face to the wind, your two eyes beholding happiness.”

Alice Kazuko Furuya

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May 19, 2011
Alice Kazuko Furuya, 81, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Chuck and Neil, brother Harold Matsuura, sisters Marjie Yokoyama and Ruth Tomita, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Marie Gibson

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May 12, 2011
Marie “Aunty Mary” Gibson, 84, of Haiku, Maui, a lomi lomi native practitioner, died in Kula Hospital. She was born on Lanai. She is survived by sons James “Kimo” and Dana, brothers Charles Kwan and Sam Shin, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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DONALD ROBERT JONES

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

DONALD ROBERT JONES

Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away May 1, 2011 at residence. Born August 23, 1940 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Donald was a salesmanager at Servco Pacific & Admor Distributors

He is survived by wife, Josephine M. Jones; sons, Donald Jones, Kenneth (Lulu) Jones; daughter, Debbey (John) Baricuatro, Jr.; brother, Ronald (Pat) Jones; sister, Linda (Mark) Kuklinsky; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday May 26 2011 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Kimie Kaneshige

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

May 7, 2011
Kimie “Kay” Kaneshige, 86, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Roy, Byron and Jesse; daughter Doreen Skedeleski; sister Satsuki Matsumura; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Clarence Takayuki Kubo

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May 14, 2011
Clarence Takayuki Kubo, 90, of Lahaina, a machinist at Baldwin Packers and Maui Land & Pineapple Co., and a retired Maui Eldorado maintenance supervisor, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Jeffrey and Todd, daughter Leila Nacua, sisters Sadako Ito and Kazumi “Kay” Sakuma, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lahaina United Methodist Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Harold Lawson

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May 3, 2011
Harold Lawson, 85, of Loma Linda, Calif., a physician in Waimanalo and Kailua, died in Loma Linda. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. He is survived by wife Betty; sons John, Jeff and Terry; and daughters Jessie and Donna. Services held in California. Additional services: 7 a.m. Thursday at Kalama Beach Park, Kailua. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Hawaii Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Youth Fund, in care of Pastor Jesse Seibel.

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Margaret V. Lum

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May 13, 2011
Margaret V. Lum, 87, of Tennessee, formerly of Kahului, a retired caregiver and housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by daughter Anel Garcia, brother Roland, sister Helen, two grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Marjorie Gift Martin

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April 27, 2011
Marjorie Gift “Peedie” Martin, 84, of Kailua, a preschool teacher with a private school, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by sons Michael R., Timothy P. and Peter R.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 11 a.m. June 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Updated information for an obituary published Friday.

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Noboru Ogami

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April 22, 2011
Noboru Ogami, 87, of Honolulu, a retired OB-GYN doctor and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty, son David, daughters Susan Ogami-Van Camp and Carrie Ogami-Fuller, and five grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Chiyo Ohashi

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May 18, 2011
Chiyo “Chiyoko” Ohashi, 94, of Wailuku, a Nashiwa Bakery clerk, died in Kihei, Maui. She was born in Kaheka, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Marvin, Gary and Cullen; brothers Toru, Minoru and Robert “Hiro” Yamaguchi; sister Betty S. Tomikoshi; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wailuku Door of Faith Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Thomas S. Omori

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

May 17, 2011
Thomas S. “Tommy” Omori, 71, of Burbank, Calif., a manager, died in Newport Beach, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Iris and son Eric. Services to be held in Huntington Beach, Calif. Call Iris at
222-0415.

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Rachel Tomoe Ono

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

April 25, 2011
Rachel Tomoe Ono, 89, of Pearl City, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria baker, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John and Alvin, daughter Karen, sister Barbara Matsuura, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Services: 3 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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SHOTARO “SHO” OTA

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

SHOTARO “SHO” OTA

80 of Honolulu, a retired Supervisor at Foodland Supermarkets, passed away on May 10, 2011 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii and was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by wife Barbara, daughters Cynthia Leiko Frost and Darlene Ota; brothers Akinori, Clarence and James; sisters Miyoko Sugai, Eleanor Bowser, Janet Ota and Vicky Chan; and grandchildren Christopher, Jennifer and Brandon Frost.

Visitation 11 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, service 12 p.m.

Perry J.O. Poepoe

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

May 1, 2011
Perry J.O. Poepoe, 49, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Criscencia; brothers Ivan, Eric and Kevin; and sisters Raelynn Nako’oka, Betsy Arakaki-Poepoe and Angie Lyn Poepoe. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Leeward, Waipahu. Services: 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. next Sunday at Maili Beach Park, across Kaukamana Street.

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Lucio Daliva Rabago

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April 25, 2011
Lucio Daliva Rabago, 91, of Aiea, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Mercedes M., son Henry J., daughters Trinidad M. Peltier and Carmen J. Gamponia, hanai daughter Barbara Weatherington, 17 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 am. Wednesday at Pearl City Community Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Michael John Robles

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May 17, 2011
Michael John Robles, 56, of Kihei, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Madera, Calif. He is survived by sons Tyler, Michael Jr. and Zachary; sister Lynda Garcia; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Charlie Young’s Beach, Kihei. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Darnell Mahealani Ferreira Sabey

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April 19, 2011
Darnell Mahealani Ferreira Sabey, 61, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Shana and Sharla; brothers Freddy, Charlie and Sherman Rokero; sisters Dawnette Sheldon and Lori Gomes; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Elizabeth Ladera Santos

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May 7, 2011
Elizabeth Ladera Santos, 88, of Wailuku, a retired Waihee Elementary School cafeteria manager and former St. Anthony Catholic School cafeteria manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sisters Beatrice L. Santos and Katherine L. Fernandez, two grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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June Takeko Shimokawa

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May 14, 2011
June Takeko Shimokawa, 76, of Honolulu, a retired social worker and social activist, died. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by brother James and sisters Atsuko Hasegawa and Hideko Shimokawa. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii People’s Fund or Harris United Methodist Church.

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JOHN YEUN SOO SHIN

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

JOHN YEUN
SOO SHIN

Age 62, of Honolulu, passed away May 16, 2011 at Hospice Hawaii Palolo Home. Born September 29, 1948 in Seoul, S. Korea. John was a mission coordinator.

He is survived by wife, Susan Y. J. Shin; son; daughter; brother and sisters; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday May 27 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bernard K. Silva

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

May 14, 2011
Bernard K. Silva, 73, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Elizabeth Ventura, sons Bernard “Kai” Jr. and Shane, and a grandchild. Private services.

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ADELINE KUUALOHA LIFTEE SPENCER

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

ADELINE KUUALOHA LIFTEE SPENCER

Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away May 4, 2011 at her residence. Born November 24, 1921 in Honolulu.

She is survived by sons, Erick (Ashraf) Spencer of California, Fred (Charlene) Spencer, Dean (Robin) Spencer; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday May 28 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. No flowers, please. Leis Welcome.

VIIGA SAUILA ALUALU SR.

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

VIIGA SAUILA ALUALU SR.

Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away April 28, 2011 at his residence. Born January 14, 1932 in Apia, W. Samoa.

He is survived by wife, Tasia Alualu; sons, Rev. Taavao (Levaai) Alualu, Salesa (Soloao) Alualu, Viiga (Sandy) Alualu, Jr., Ionatana (Anna) Alualu, Tupu (Ana) Alualu, Feagaiga (Tau) Tuala; daughters, Lalotoa (Faamasani) Filo of California, Malaga (Johnny) Romo; brother, Fiamatai-Faafoi (Vaosa) Alualu; sisters, Fouai Tamapua of W. Samoa, Faaleleiga Tuigamala of American Samoa, Salai-Malae (Selauae) Aitu of Washington; 31 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5 to 9 p.m.Wednesday May 25 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Wake Service 6 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday May 26 at the Mortuary, Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Cecilia Arriba Tanudtanud

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May 16, 2011
Cecilia Arriba “Celing” Tanudtanud, 83, of Wahiawa, formerly of Waianae, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Ciriaco; sons Theodosius Tan and Rodulfo, Dominic and Glenn Tanudtanud; daughters Maria Tanudtanud, Edwina Semetera, Annelyn Richard and Imelda Tagaleoo; brothers Erasto and Arthuro Arriba; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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James Bernard Nobles Umiat

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May 15, 2011
James Bernard Nobles Umiat, 44, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a papaya farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Jonalyn; parents Severina and Jaime Daluson; brothers Richard and Arthur Umiat, and Steven Sagon; and sister Erlinda Kay. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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