Archive for May 25th, 2011

Robert “Bobby” Acoba

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ROBERT “BOBBY” ACOBA
“Mr. Magic”

71 of Pearl City, passed away on May 13, 2011 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born on July 24, 1939, in Makawao, Maui and graduated from Waipahu High School.

Bobby tended bar at Sarento’s Top of the I and Aaron’s (Nicholas Nickolas). Bobby touched the hearts of many with his kindness and generosity. Entertaining and putting a smile on everyone’s face with MAGIC was his life. Bobby filled the world with MAGIC.

Bobby spent time volunteering charity events, teaching judo, wrestling and volley ball. Bobby sold ribbons and leis at Aloha Stadium.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosie Agnes Acoba; mother, Katie Acoba; Brothers, Edwardo “Eddie” Acoba and David Acoba; children, Jodee (David) Acoba-Suganuma, Jon Thomas Acoba, Riley Lewis Acoba of WA, Corey Ramon (Laura) of WA, Christine Rose Acoba and Grandson, Marc Kawika Suganuma.

Services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea/Vineyard Chapel. Visitation from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Wake-Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation also Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel from 9:30 to 11:30 am; Prayer Service at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at 1:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

Keith McClure Brink

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May 16, 2011
Keith McClure Brink, 61, of Kahaluu Mauka, Hawaii, an assistant with a Hawaiian culture and studies group, A.P.M.P. Inc. assistant coordinator and a Navy veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Oak Park, Ill. He is survived by hanai mother Anna Keanaaina and ohana, hanai brother Kaina Keanaaina and numerous Brink relatives. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at “Granny’s Place,” next to Matsuyama’s Food Mart, Kalaoa, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Eliezer Santos Castillo

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May 19, 2011
Eliezer Santos Castillo, 65, of Eleele, Kauai, and Texas, an electric technician in Texas, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Wilhelmina S., daughters Lisa C. Rich and Elaine Ferrer, parents Constante and Felipa, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Mass: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Joyce Joan Garren

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May 13, 2011
Joyce Joan Garren, 81, of Laie, a swim coach and health food store owner, died. She was born in Colchester, England. She is survived by son James B., daughters Patricia J. Fawcett and Laura J. Ford, sister Doris Tomlinson and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 3rd Ward, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Additional services and scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kokololio Beach Park.

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Steven Jack Hansen

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May 18, 2011
Steven Jack Hansen, 64, of Hilo, a professional event planner, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Judy and son Charles J. Services: 7 p.m. today at Soka Gakkai International Center, 695 Makalika St., Hilo. Celebration of life and potluck: 3 p.m. Thursday at Carlsmith Beach Park Pavilion. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Irene Ho

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April 1, 2011
Irene “Toshiko” Ho, 77, of Mililani, a retired insurance underwriter, died in Aiea. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Kenneth; brothers Yeikichi and Hideo Goya; sisters Ethel Shiroma, Mildred Nakasone, Myrtle Ishikawa and Janet Nakamura; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Sunday at Pearl Country Club.

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Leslie Toshio Miyamoto Jr.

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April 21, 2011
Leslie Toshio Miyamoto Jr., 40, of Waialua, a Honolulu Board of Water Supply employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Nicholas M. Pennywell, father Leslie T. Sr., mother Gail, brother Kevin and grandparent Haruyo. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. No
flowers.

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Miriam Ann Puahinano Kahananui

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April 15, 2011
Miriam Ann Puahinano Kahananui, also known as “Annie” and “Annie Green,” 56, of Waianae, a nurse’s aide, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Kona. She is survived by daughter Alfredda K.; hanai daughter Christine Kahananui-Quimoyog; father Samuel K. Sr.; brothers Samuel K. Kahananui Jr. and William Landford; sisters Yolandann Hime, Liane-Dallas Herrington and Rose Lua; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaeloa Ward. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Patsy Kiyoko Kam

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May 21, 2011
Patsy Kiyoko Kam, 85, of Honolulu, a secretary at Fort Shafter and Tripler Army Medical Center offices, died in Kahala Nui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Russell, daughters Sherry and Tessa, brothers Wallace and Walter Arasato, sisters Thelma Yamasaki
and Myrtle Miyashiro, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. June 16 at Hawaii State Veterans
Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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HIRAM KAPU “BIG HEAD” KAMANA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

HIRAM KAPU “BIG HEAD” KAMANA

Age 72, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 16, 2011 in Aiea, HI. Born January 18, 1939 in Kaneohe, Oahu. A Hawaiian kumu of Mauka to Makai.

He is survived by sons, Shane (Raynette) Kamana, Hiram (Earlyn) Kamana Jr., Walter Kamana; hanai son, Paul Zoller of Seattle; daughters, Tammy Kapiolani (Anthony) Yeager, Thomasine “Sina” (Leroy) Kamana, Leihua (Siva) Savini; sisters, Florence Lei Barrozo, Donna Mae (George) Gaspar; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (May 28) at Nanaikapono Protestant Church (89-235 Pua Avenue, Waianae) Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead. Paina Saturday 2:00 p.m. at Nanakuli Beach Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Hiram Kapu Kamana

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April 16, 2011
Hiram Kapu “Big Head” Kamana, 72, of Waianae, a kumu of the Hawaiian organization Mauka to Makai, died in Aiea. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by sons Shane, Hiram Jr. and Walter; daughters Tammy K. Yeager, Thomasine “Sina” Kamana and Leihua Savini; hanai son Paul Zoller; sisters Florence L. Barrozo and Donna M. Gaspar; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Waianae. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead. Paina at 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Hiroshi Kato

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April 14, 2011
Hiroshi Kato, 89, of Honolulu, a former Circuit Court judge, state representative, attorney and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet H., sons Keith H. and John Y., daughter Joanne M. Aloiau, brother Tadashi and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. at the mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Rose Marie Meheula

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April 14, 2011
Rose Marie Meheula, also known as Rose Pia, 61, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by sons Jamie Simmons and George “Brooks” Pia, daughters Keikilani Simmons and Pua Camelo, and 13 grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Niumalu Beach Park.

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Allen Mark Millstein

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May 20, 2011
Allen Mark Millstein, 52, of Honolulu, a Starwood Hotels & Resorts sales agent, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Leni, son Davis P., brother Stuart and stepsisters Tammy and Lindey. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to
follow.

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Colin Sachio Morohashi

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May 10, 2011
Colin Sachio Morohashi, 48, of Honolulu, a former Yuki’s Hari Salon barber, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by mother Doris Y., brother Dennis S. and sister Lauri H. Fu. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lesieli Amanaki Oku Ikaihoko Niusini

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May 20, 2011
Lesieli Amanaki Oku Ikaihoko “Makeleta” Niusini, 88, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Lofanga, Ha‘apai, Tonga. She is survived by son Solomone; daughters Lanuola Saulala and Anesiu Fine; brothers Taniela, Sioeli and Sione Si‘ulua; sisters Amelia Tofavaha and Kafoatu, Mele, Sulia and Nunia Si‘ulua; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at First Tongan United Methodist Church, Waimanalo. Services: 8 p.m. Additional services: 7 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Hugo Rivera Pagaduan

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Hugo Rivera Pagaduan, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired Dole Plantation truck driver, died in Wahiawa. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dolores C.; sons Eric Jon, Robert Glen and Hugo Ray; daughters Yvonne P. Omalza and Debora Ann Pagaduan; two brothers; a sister; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Rocky Joseph Racoma

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May 16, 2011
Rocky Joseph “Joe” Racoma, 73, of Oklahoma, formerly of Manhattan, Kan., a former civilian pipe fitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 56, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Jeanie; sons Chad and Shawn; daughters Heidi Wiley and Tammy Genobia; stepmother Clementia; brothers Alfredo, Felix and Franklin; sister Elsie Demesillo; and five grandchildren. Services to be held in Kansas. Donations suggested to Rivercross Hospice, 4150 S. 100th Ave., Suite 109, Tulsa, OK 74146. Online condolences: www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

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John Yeun Soo Shin

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May 16, 2011
John Yeun Soo Shin, 62, of Honolulu, a mission coordinator, died in Hospice Hawaii Palolo Home. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Susan Y.J., a son, a daughter, a brother, numerous sisters and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Dolores Hay Sin Soderstrom

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May 18, 2011
Dolores Hay Sin Soderstrom, 81, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Arthur, daughters Barbara Harding and Sharon Matsui, brothers Ernest Choy and Stanley Kim, sister Connie Ikeda, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kaumakapili Church. Services: 11:30 a.m.

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Mildred Souza

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May 9, 2011
Mildred “Millie” Souza, 83, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Natalie Hopkins and Frances and Geraldine Andrade; brother Bobby Rapoza; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park, 848 4th St., Pearl City.

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Priscilla Napuanani Spencer

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March 14, 2011
Priscilla Napuanani “Cilla” Spencer, 56, of Kailua, a retired Gomes Bus Co. bus driver, died in Kailua. She was born in Kailua-Kona. She is survived by son Kalapana “Pana” Garrett; daughters
Hiilaniwai “Hi‘i” Satoga, Keaupuui “Mala” Warren and Puuone o Makapuu “Pu‘u” and Kapiolani “Pio” Awo; brother Joshua “Bud” Spencer; sisters Florence “Hi‘i” Waurtsbaugh and Virginia “Puni” Staudinger; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. June 4 at Milolii Village Halau, Milolii, Hawaii. Lunch to follow. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Steven C. Sprague

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May 17, 2011
Steven C. Sprague, 49, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a pilot, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Saturday at Koloa Kingdom Hall, 3358 Waikomo Road. He died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Texas. He is survived by wife Anna, son Zac, daughters Tiana Purvis and Jerrica Trevino, parents Charles and Lana, brother Scott, sister Jana Ortiz, grandparents Faye Lessiter and Frank Garrig, and a grandchild.

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Sue Sumiko Tamanaha

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May 6, 2011
Sue Sumiko Tamanaha, 82, of Kaneohe, a cashier, died in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Kevin K.; daughter Cindy S. Higa; brothers Hisashi and Mitsugi Nakatsuka; sisters Betty U. Kondo, Lillian Y. Higuchi and Aiko Yamashiro; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary
offerings.

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Ernest Junior Weicker

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May 8, 2011
Ernest Junior Weicker, 49, of Waimanalo, formerly of Waimea, Hawaii, a Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Health Center maintenance employee and fisherman at Corsair, Kula Kai and Neptune Fishing Inc., died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tammy N.; sons Ikaika and Kilakilamana Weicker-Mahoe; daughters Waikalani and Abigail Mahoe, and Koleka Weicker-Mahoe; father Ernest; sister Wendy P. Jeffery; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Beach Park. Inurnment to be held at a later date at Imiola Church, Hawaii County. Aloha attire.

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