Archive for May 31st, 2011

Thomas Susumu Arakaki

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April 21, 2011
Thomas Susumu Arakaki, 73, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Herbert M. and sisters Clara H. Kikuyama and Betty M. Higa. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Mildred DeSa Bautista

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May 14, 2011
Mildred DeSa Bautista, 82, of Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, a retired kitchen helper, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Maximillion, Eddie, Robert and Paul; daughters Rosa Cortez, Susana Bautista and Paulita Terrado; brothers Henry Sr. and Manuel DeSa; sister Cecilia Masaoka; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-
grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Seniu Chancheck

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May 21, 2011
Seniu Chancheck, 70, of Honolulu, a Kapiolani Car Express retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Elena; sons Michael Laulusa, Seniu Chancheck, George Roberts and Seniu Chancheck Jr.; daughters Imeleta Mcarthur, Maria Sutton, Mareta, Elena and Imeleta Chancheck, and Doreen Faavi; mother Pepe Chan Cheuk; brothers Kenneth Keneti, and Tuialii R. and Peter Chan Cheuk; sisters Faamita Ah Boon, Silia Brown, Mokiana Bernard, Tilomai Lilomaiava, Tasileta Siutu, Sera McCarthy-Pita, Paula Chan Cheuk, Epifania Smith, Makerita Wright, Lesina Fonoimoana and Sera Jr. Moss; 34 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church, 1614 Monte St., Honolulu. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No faasamoa (fine mats). Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Carol W. Dolera

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May 7, 2011
Carol W. Dolera, 75, of Kaneohe, formerly of Waiehu, Maui, a retired receptionist at the Kaneohe campus of Hawaii Pacific University, formerly Hawaii Loa College, and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry, sons Nyle and Lance, daughter Lisa Uemoto, brother Larry Whitford, sisters Naomi Morgan and Ethel H. Almodova, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. next Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Kiyo Endo

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April 22, 2011
Kiyo Endo, 95, of Mililani, formerly of Waipahu, a retired Arakawa’s sales clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Mateo, Calif. She is survived by daughter Karen Fujii, sister Yoshiko Furuyama and a grandchild. Private services.

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Evelyn Jennie Ericsson

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May 14, 2011
Evelyn Jennie Ericsson, 98, of Mililani, a retired homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by daughters Jean Stevens and Joan Shimizu, five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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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, brother Terry and sisters Michi Gasper and Tammy Gabriel. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

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Doris Caroline Geiger

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May 11, 2011
Doris Caroline Geiger, 99, of Haleiwa died in Haleiwa. She was born in Nebraska. She is survived by son Fred; daughters Margaret Downs, Mary Kelly-Pollette and Caroline Geiger; six grandchildren; and seven great-
grandchildren. Private services.

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Agnes Kiyoyei Gilpin

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March 22, 2011
Agnes Kiyoyei Gilpin, 92, of Waipahu, a retired food service manager, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Charles, son Brian, daughter Barbara Kaneshiro, brothers Kenro and Tom Yoshinaka, sister Fumiko Okada and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Yasuo Hara

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May 20, 2011
Yasuo Hara, 83, of Hilo, a retired plumbing foreman at Heide & Cook Ltd. in Honolulu, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Craig, daughter Lynnette Kanuha, brother Kokichi and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Jean Yoshiko Ho

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May 14, 2011
Jean Yoshiko Ho, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty Bank banker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gilbert T.S.; sons Howard and Ronald Unebasami; brother George Ito; sisters Gladys Goka, Ruth Sato and Violet Kagawa; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Hideko Horita

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May 11, 2011
Hideko Horita, 92, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Raymond M. and Duke I., brother Robert T. Gyotoku, sisters Tokie Fujimoto and Telma T. Shimamura, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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John Kahue Kadowaki Jr.

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May 17, 2011
John Kahue Kadowaki Jr., 67, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a state Department of Transportation Airports Division retiree and an Army veteran, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by wife Iwalani, sons David and Kaniala, sisters Eleanor Keil and Joni Kadowaki and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. June 11 at Kalanianaole Hall in Kalamaula, Molokai. Services: 10 a.m. For information, call 808-937-3007. Additional services in Kona pending.

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William Sonny Kainoa

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May 5, 2011
William Sonny Kainoa, 88, of Anaheim, Calif., an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Anaheim. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by numerous nephews, nieces and relatives. No services.

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Paul Henry Kaiwi

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May 21, 2011
Paul Henry “Pauly” Kaiwi, 66, of Anahola, Kauai, a heavy-equipment operator and paniolo, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by daughter Naomi. Celebration of life pending.

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Myrtle Harue Kato

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May 10, 2011
Myrtle Harue Kato, 86, of Pearl City, a retired Shiro’s cook and Sam’s Club product demonstrator, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Robert K. Jr. and Ronald S., brothers Dr. Izumi and Satoshi Kobashigawa, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Denise Patricia Martin-Smith

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March 26, 2011
Denise Patricia Martin-Smith, 57, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dan Smith; hanai daughter Raisa; mother Mildred; brother Jim; and sisters Cindy, Darlene and Sharon. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. June 12 at Keawe Estate, 85-1149 Waianae Valley Road.

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Kaolu Javair Melemai-Coronel

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May 17, 2011
Kaolu Javair Melemai-Coronel, infant son of Charmaine Melemai and Paul Coronel Jr. of Waianae, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Kanoa L. Maldonado-Melemai and Kaona I. Melemai-Coronel; grandparents Annette and Larry Ratliff, DeAngelo Melemai, and Paul and Debra Coronel; and great-grandparents Bernard and Helen Melemai, and John and Donna Lopes. Visitation: noon Saturday at Wahiawa Christian Church, 1710 Royal Palm Drive. Services: 1 p.m.

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Marilyn Kuulei Mika

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April 28, 2011
Marilyn Kuulei Mika, 62, of Honolulu, a Kika Inc. entertainment production company retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice, The Sister Maureen Keleher Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Eugene A.; son Matthew L.A.; stepson Eugene D.K.; stepdaughter Coriann L. Achi; brothers the Rev. Kekapa, Ronald, Herbert and Richard Lee; sisters Sandra Lum and Arlene Mullen; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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George Fah Siu Mindoro

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May 8, 2011
George Fah Siu Mindoro, 66, of Mililani, a retired Waialae Country Club golf course superintendent, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alohalinda G.; sons Georgie Jr., Garrick, Gordan and Grayson; daughter Ann Marie Cross; hanai sons Johnny K. and Robin I. DeRego; hanai daughters TammyLynn L. Jenkins and Jonelle Pogtis; brother Antone; sister Jessie Lee; stepbrother Moses Basto; stepsister Roslind Miller; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m.

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Cal Yoshiaki Odo

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May 11, 2011
Cal Yoshiaki Odo, 64, of Honolulu, a self-employed seafood broker doing business as Kapono Sales Inc., died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol K., son Jeffrey Y., daughter Cris Y. Nakahara, brother Zenith H. and sister Cay Kathy E. King. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Brian Yoshinari Oshiro

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May 8, 2011
Brian Yoshinari Oshiro, 44, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Myrtle and brother Lance. Private services.

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Herbert Kalani Padello

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April 30, 2011
Herbert Kalani Padello, 73, of Waianae, a Hawaii Air National Guard retiree, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Dixie; sons Rollen and Mark; daughters Vickie Padello, Donna Hoadley, Lynette Padello-Greenstein and Keely Rivera; brothers Raymond and Rodney Padello, and Wallace, Warren and Patrick Fo; 30 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. June 11 at Waianae Maluhia Lutheran Church, 85-256 Farrington Highway. Call 696-3497. Casual or aloha attire, and military uniforms. Flowers welcome.

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Yuzuru Sakimoto

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May 22, 2011
Yuzuru Sakimoto, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Occidental Underwriters Co. vice president, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Herman T.; daughters Susan Carman, and Diane and Irene Sakimoto; brother Richard; sisters Hilda Ohta and Mae Sur; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Cresencio Camero Sr.

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May 7, 2011
Cresencio Camero Sr., also known as “Cres” and “Papa,” 88, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Corp. superintendent, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Cresencio Jr.; daughters Amelia Justice, Aurora Panula, Catherine Kawamoto and Jessica Camero; sister Naty Velasco; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. June 8 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Kameron Shigeo Lanaki Steinhoff

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May 17, 2011
Kameron Shigeo Lanaki Steinhoff, also known as “Kam” and “Steiny,” 21, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Pacific University student and basketball team member, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Shawn Z. and Kathleen K., brother Keoni Z.S., grandparents Milton S. and Paula S. Kurashige, and Shirley F. Steinhoff. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at New Hope Leeward. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Nina Yuriko Sylva

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April 26, 2011
Nina Yuriko Sylva, 90, of Aiea, a clerical supervisor for the federal government, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randal “Dean” and Neal, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire.

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Susan Sumie Takenouchi

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April 17, 2011
Susan Sumie Takenouchi, 83, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ronald Baptiste; daughter Carol Miller; brothers George, Robert and Paul Nuha; sister Eileen Soneda; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Fua’ifale Sakaio Togia’i

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April 28, 2011
Fua’ifale Sakaio Togia’i, 66, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by sons Sakaio and Taumaoe; daughters Taufoa’i Malaki, Ruta Orange, Fuataina Falenofoa and Mataotaua Nomani; brothers Tali, Faupo, Tali and Simeona Nomani; sister Vala’au Nomani; 27 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Haruo Uno

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May 11, 2011
Richard Haruo Uno, 96, of Waianae, a retired truck driver and pig farmer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Stanley T., Dwight M. and Edwin H.; daughters Frances S. Yasuda and Irene A. Edwards; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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