Archive for May 30th, 2011

Philip Benedito

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May 20, 2011
Philip Benedito, also known as Philip Fujita Benedito, 81, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired National Security Technologies maintenance technician and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by wife Emelia; son Philip Jr.; daughters Phillynn Benedito-Haas and Phyllis Benedito-Felipe; brothers Carlos Roy and Leocadio; sisters Rosalina Omalsa, Lourdes Fujimoto, Caroline Kawano, Jeanette Arellano, Elenita Keanini, Beatrice Abadilla and Adele Gorospe; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kalanianaole Hall, Molokai. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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KIYO ENDO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

KIYO ENDO

Age 95, of Mililani, HI, formerly of Waipahu, passed away April 22, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 20, 1915 in San Mateo, California. Retired sales clerk for Arakawa’s.

She is survived by daughter, Karen (David) Fujii; sister, Yoshiko Furuyama of Fremont, CA; 1 grandson.

Private services were held.

Gayle N. Fukutomi

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May 14, 2011
Gayle N. “Gibby” Fukutomi, 60, of Aiea, an employee at various state departments, including transportation and human services, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Janet and sisters Denise and Paula Fukutomi, Lynn Matsumura and Joann Morinaga. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Herbden Tatsuo Gabriel

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April 26, 2011
Herbden Tatsuo “Gabe” Gabriel, 46, of Pearl City, a welder, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Janaine Ellis; mother Leimomi; and sisters Michi Gasper and Tammy and Terry Gabriel. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

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Kiyotsugu Hirako

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May 20, 2011
Kiyotsugu Hirako, 87, of Waimea, Hawaii, founder of Hirako Farms Inc., died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Shizuko; sons Roger, Jeffrey and Norman; daughter Sharon; brother Harold Fukunaga; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.

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Bette Allinor Ikeda

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May 9, 2011
Bette Allinor “Ellie” Ikeda, 65, of Hauula, owner of Aunty Bette’s Daycare and a former White Sands Hotel employee, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne M.; son Kyle M.; brother Larry Basconis; sisters Lenora Bernardo, Irene Chee and Saring “Sarina” Fujii; and a grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Irveing Jacobsen

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May 17, 2011
Irveing “Jake” Jacobsen, 94, of Kailua, a retired supply officer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died at home. He was born in Thornton, Iowa. He is survived by son Bruce and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Windward Christian Church. No wreaths.

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Olga Ellen Jowell

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March 8, 2011
Olga Ellen Jowell, 86, of La Mesa, Calif., a homemaker, died in La Mesa. She was born in Kaimuki. She is survived by sons Maitland, Christopher and Corey; daughters Jody Diaz and Tracy Halstead; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mary Kaehukai Kaleo

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May 15, 2011
Mary Kaehukai “Pineki” Kaleo, 85, of Aiea, a retired Libby’s Cannery forelady and homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Norman and Keith; daughters Tedi K. Kaleo and N.J. Moana Abiva; parents Theodore K. and Catherine K. Kaanoi; brothers Louis “Jippy,” Theodore “Tuna” and Charles “Buddy” Kaanoi; sister Catherine “Nani” Espiritu; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Lei welcome.

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Fujie Koizumi

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May 22, 2011
Fujie Koizumi, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl City Highlands Elementary School cafeteria employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Stewart H., brothers Larry K. and Elliott S. Miyazono, and sister Jeanette T. Miyazono. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Louise Ku

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May 9, 2011
Louise “Sista” Ku, 71, of Molokai, a state retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by brothers William “Honeyboy” Sr. and Testa Sr., and sister Clara “Sweetheart.” Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lanikeha, Hoolehua. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Homelani Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ROWENA MILLARE

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ROWENA MILLARE

Age 39, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 28, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Born January 23, 1972 in Honolulu, HI. She was formerly employed by HMSA; also a member of New Hope Christian Fellowship Church.

She is survived by sons, Ransen Lat, Rayden Lat; mother, Estrella Rodrigues of CA; brother, Lando Millare; sisters, Rose (Chris) Riley of MI, Gloria Rodrigues of CA; companion, Scott; numerous uncles, aunts & cousins.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel Funeral Service 11:45 a.m.
Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GEORGE FAH SIU MINDORO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

GEORGE FAH SIU MINDORO

Age 66, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 8, 2011 in Waipahu. Born December 31, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. George retired as a golf course superintendent from Waialae Country Club.

He is survived by wife, Alohalinda Guillermo Mindoro; sons, Georgie Mindoro Jr., Garrick Mindoro, Gordan (Kaylene) Mindoro of OR, Grayson Mindoro; daughter, Ann Marie (Bryan) Cross of TX; brother, Antone (Janet) Mindoro; step-brother, Moses Basto of GA; sister, Jessie Lee of CA; step-sister, Roslind (Donald) Miller of TX; hanai sons, Johnny K. DeRego, Robin Indreginal DeRego; hanai daughters, Tammy Lynn L. Jenkins, Jonelle Pogtis; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:15 p.m. Friday (June 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel;
Funeral Service 7:00 p.m.

Todd Isaac Okemura

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May 11, 2011
Todd Isaac Okemura, 55, of Mililani, a Slim’s Power Tools employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Arleen Y., daughters Nicole M. and Jody K., father Iwao “Slim” and brothers Rand J and Sean E. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha attire.

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THELMA BUSCH PANKONIN

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THELMA BUSCH PANKONIN

Thelma Busch Pankonin was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 26, 1931. She passed away April 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. She worked at the YWCA of Oahu, Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was an active volunteer all of her adult life, being a Girl Scout leader for seven years, Y-Teen Advisor, Sunday School Teacher at Central Union Church, and President of Straub Hospital Auxillary for five years. She was preceded in death by her twin daughters, Tisha Hookano and Patricia Cooper and her husband, William Pankonin. Thelma is survived by her son Daniel Pimentel, stepdaughters, Linda Gordan, Kathy Corman, and Judy Lins; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held June 4th at 12:00 noon at Kahaluu Methodist Church.

THELMA BUSCH PANKONIN

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THELMA BUSCH PANKONIN

Thelma Busch Pankonin was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 26, 1931. She passed away April 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. She worked at the YWCA of Oahu, Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was an active volunteer all of her adult life, being a Girl Scout leader for seven years, Y-Teen Advisor, Sunday School Teacher at Central Union Church, and President of Straub Hospital Auxillary for five years. She was preceded in death by her twin daughters, Tisha Hookano and Patricia Cooper and her husband, William Pankonin. Thelma is survived by her son Daniel Pimentel, stepdaughters, Linda Gordan, Kathy Corman, and Judy Lins; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held June 4th at 12:00 noon at Kahaluu Methodist Church.

Harley Jayde Ku’upu’uwaihilina’iikahaku Naemi Soto

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May 19, 2011
Harley Jayde Ku’upu’u?waihilina’iikahaku Naemi Soto, infant daughter of Christopher Soto and Lynne Eliazar of Kapolei, died in Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. She was born in Sharp Medical Center for Women & Children in San Diego. She is also survived by brothers Caden Olanolan and Hunter J. Soto; sister Shelyn Longboy; grandparents Tyron and Stephanie Nojima, Albert and Lucy Eliazar, and Stafford and Heide Soto; and great-grandparents Ilpidio Quilit, J. Hazel Soto and Yoneko Honjo. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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MODESTO SAAVEDRA LOMONGO, SR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

MODESTO SAAVEDRA LOMONGO, SR.

Age 89, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 30, 2011 in Waianae, HI. Born January 11, 1922 in Maria, Siquijor, Philippines. He was a retiree of Hawaiian Electric Company at Kahe Point as a custodian.

He is survived by sons, Modesto (Maria) Lomongo Jr. of FL, Eduardo (Farley) Lomongo Sr., Arturo C. (Tessie) Lomongo of CA, Salvador (Teresita) Lomongo of Maui; daughter, Serlita (Robin) Parker; 5 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 1) at Sacred Hearts Church, Waianae (85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Lawrence Ku’ulei McColgan Pedro Sr.

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May 6, 2011
Lawrence Ku’ulei McColgan Pedro Sr., 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Laborers Union foreman and an Army and Merchant Marine veteran who served during World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Lawrence K. Jr., daughter Theresa K. Martinson, sister Catherine Silva and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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FUA’IFALE SAKAIO TOGIA’I

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

FUA’IFALE
SAKAIO TOGIA’I

Age 66, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 28, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born December 6, 1944 in Western Samoa.

She is survived by sons, Sakaio (Annette) Togia’i, Taumaoe (Miriama) Togia’i; daughters, Taufoa’i (Iuogafa) Malaki, Ruta (Napoleon) Orange, Fuataina Falenofoa, Mataotaua Nomani; 27 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tali (Fipe) Nomani, Faupo Nomani, Tali (V’ea) Nomani, Simeona (Edith) Nomani; sister, Vala’au Nomani; sister-in-law, Leinati Nomani.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (June 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Paula V. Vea

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May 1, 2011
Paula V. Vea, 87, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerardo, Hilario, Chris, Romeo and George; daughters Antonina Derige, Dionie Dela Cruz and Marina Saikevych; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph 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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PEDRO P. VIRTUDES

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

PEDRO
P. VIRTUDES

Age 86, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away May 9, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born June 29, 1924 in Lahaina, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Josephine Virtudes; sons, Darrell Virtudes, Gordon (Patty Jean) Virtudes; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (June 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

DOREEN “TYSON” LEIMOMI WILLING

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

DOREEN “TYSON” LEIMOMI WILLING

Age 53, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away May 16, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born February 24, 1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a strong minded and soft hearted person that loved her ohana.

She is survived by mother, May “Aunty Momi” Willing; sisters, Amelia Willing, Eleanor Willing, Alberta Willing, Yvonne Moki Pokakaa; brothers, Fred Willing, Carl (Debra) Willing of Maui, William (Cheryl) Willing; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (June 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Rodney Tamotsu Yamashiro

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May 7, 2011
Rodney Tamotsu Yamashiro, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of Kahuku, a retired supervisor for the U.S. Army Department of Transportation and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 232nd Combat Engineer Company, died. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Nora S., son Alvin I., daughters Diana M. Yamashiro and Gail Y. Onuma, brother Matsuo, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran