Archive for June 1st, 2011

Mauricio B. Balisacan

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May 15, 2011
Mauricio B. Balisacan, 73, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Kentucky Fried Chicken cook, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosa; sons Amante and Mauricio Jr.; daughters Chita Capistrano and Marylou Iglesia; brother Francisco; sisters Salome Balisacan, Florinda Ganotisi, Felicidad Urata and Fortunata Dumayas; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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KATHERINE “GIGEAN & MISS MARTIN” GABONIA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

KATHERINE “GIGEAN & MISS MARTIN” GABONIA

Age 66, of Honolulu, passed away May 24, 2011 at her residence. Born March 7, 1945 in Honolulu. Katherine was a DOE employee.

She is survived by husband, Anthony Gabonia; sons, Douglas Martin of Oregon, Louis (Anela) Martin, Teroy Sanchez of Florida, Terrance Rivera, Dion Gabonia, Desmond Gabonia; daughters, Leeann (Saunoa) Togafau, Lori (Kenyi) Pulgarin of Georgia, Dana (Augustine) Nepo of Louisiana, Desiree Gabonia, Deja Adkins; brothers, Daniel Sanchez Sr., Robert (Lucille) Sanchez, Stanley Sanchez Sr.; sisters, Barbara Hosino of Maryland, Thelma Santiago of Texas, Irene (John) Smith of California, Debra-Jean Johnson of Texas, Lucille (Steven) Napuunoa of Nevada, Bernadette (Richard) Adkins; 19 Grandchildren; Nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9 am to 12 noon Monday June 6 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 12 noon. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Teiko Ogawa Inouye

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May 2, 2011
Teiko Ogawa Inouye, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Veterans Administration rating board specialist, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Craig and Wesley, daughter Gayle Takanishi, brother Richard Ogawa, sisters Esther Monma and Elaine Ogawa, and six grandchildren. Private services.

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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 and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Thornton, Iowa. He is survived by son Bruce, sister Florine Peters and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Windward Christian Church. No wreaths. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Olga Ellen Jowell

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March 8, 2011
Olga Ellen Jowell, 86, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in La Mesa, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Frank Lono Mahiai Jr.

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April 24, 2011
Frank Lono Mahiai Jr., 58, of Makaha, an automobile mechanic, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet; son Francis K. “Braddah”; daughters Josephine Gomes, and Francine and Dana Mahiai; mother Laura Hanamaikai; brothers Wendell and Howard Mahiai, and Rujoin Hanamaikai; sisters Deltia and Mary Ann Mahiai, Christine Mattos and Puala Hanamaikai; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert L. Peugh Jr.

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May 15, 2011
Robert L. Peugh Jr., 66, of Lahaina, a Maui Adventure Cruises retiree, died. He was born in Hutchinson, Kan. He is survived by brother Terry and caregivers Bets Jepsen and Charlie Garner. Scattering of ashes: June 29 in Lahaina. For details, call Terry and Kathy Peugh at 208-939-2807. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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CONSUELO “CONCHING” ALCAPARRAS MENDOZA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

CONSUELO “CONCHING” ALCAPARRAS MENDOZA

Age 89, of Kapolei, HI, passed away May 1, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born December 20, 1921 in Aringay, La Union, Philippines.

She is survived by daughter, Rizalina (Elpie) Carino; sons, Rodolfo (Jesusa) Mendoza of West Covina, CA, Fernando (Victoria) Mendoza, Antonio Mendoza Jr., Domingo (Flordeliza) Mendoza of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Dominador (Virginia) Mendoza of Chino, CA, Ernesto “Ernie” (Felicidad) Mendoza, Ramon (Elena) Mendoza, Hipolito (Evelyn) Mendoza of Las Vegas; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (June 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Monday (June 6) at St. Jude Church (92-455 Makakilo Drive, Makakilo) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Rowena Millare

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April 28, 2011
Rowena Millare, 39, of Honolulu, a former Hawaii Medical Service Associaton employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ransen and Rayden Lat, mother
Estrella Rodrigues, brother Lando, sisters Rose Riley and Gloria Rodrigues, and companion Scott. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sorence Kaalakea Nelson

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April 27, 2011
Sorence Kaalakea Nelson, 84, of Pearl City, a sheet metal worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel Mae, daughters Lyndette Kaluna and Lorrie Nelson, brothers William Hoopii and James Nelson, sisters Leilani Oliveira and Marilyn Willett, five grandchildren, a great-grandchild and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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JAMES KAZUO NITTA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

JAMES KAZUO NITTA

Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away May 13, 2011 at his residence. Born September 7, 1928 in Honolulu.

He is survived by wife, Mae Y. Nitta; brother, Takeshi Nitta; sisters, Jeanne Y. (Russell) Elliman, Fay F. Mizunaka; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday June 5 2011 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Jerome Richard O’Brien

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JEROME RICHARD O’BRIEN

Jerome “Jerry Sam” O’Brien of Kailua passed away on 29 May 2011; he was 81. Born 30 Sep 1929 in St Mary’s, Ohio, he grew up in Dayton.

He lived in Redlands and Monterey, California before coming to Hawaii in 1966. A union bricklayer for over 50 years, he worked on the Ala Moana Center, the State Capitol building, Honolulu International Airport and many other notable structures on Oahu. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Kailua, and the Hawaii Masons Union, Local #1.

He is survived by wife Meredith, son Brian (Cheryle), grandsons Scott and Shad, and sisters Mary Fortunato and Theresa Crowe.

Services will be held Thursday, June 2 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, in Kailua. Visitation at 9:00 a.m., with funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1-800-457-6676.

HIDEO “MAC” OKI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

HIDEO “MAC” OKI

Age 94, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 12, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 21, 1916 in Puunene, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Kimiko “Phyllis” Oki; son, Wesley (Charlotte) Oki; daughter, Ann Suehiro; brother, Masaharu Oki; sister, Fumie Mishina; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (June 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Chiyoko Onishi

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May 23, 2011
Chiyoko Onishi, 90, of Kailua died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughters Stephanie S. Pauling and Winifred Chrismer Nagy; stepson George; stepdaughters Violet Okuhata, Pauline Craig and Annette Pipi; brother Shigeru Ishikawa; sister Betty H. Silva; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jiroichi Otani

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May 25, 2011
Jiroichi “Jay” Otani, 94, of Honolulu, an M. Otani Co. business executive and Hawaii National Bank founding director, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Toshiko E.; daughter Nalani Golesorkhi; brothers Akira, Dr. Theodore T. and Gilbert H.; sisters Gladys M. Yoshimura and Evelyn S. Kiyota; caregiver Farshid Golesorkhi; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Waialae Country Club, 4997 Kahala Ave. Hawaiian attire. No flowers.

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Mabel Gladys Peterson

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May 21, 2011
Mabel Gladys Peterson, 83, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by son Clarence; daughters Beverly Kishida, Carol Gagliardi, Theresa Esprecion and Nora Onaga; brother Stanley Ramos; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Eugenia Bumanglag Sahagun

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May 24, 2011
Eugenia Bumanglag Sahagun, 81, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired owner of a private care home in Waipahu, died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons William and Edgar Sahagun, and Gregory Agonoy; daughters Filma Sahagun and Clarisa Tanisue; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: noon. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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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 veteran and merchant mariner 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: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Updated information for an obituary published Monday.

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SUSAN SUMIE TAKENOUCHI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

SUSAN SUMIE TAKENOUCHI

Age 83, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away April 17, 2011 in Aiea. Born April 8, 1928 in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. A generous person throughout her life.

She is survived by son, Ronald Baptiste of CA; daughter, Carol (George) Miller; brothers, George Nuha, Robert (Betty) Nuha, Paul (Mary) Nuha; sister, Eileen (Gerald) Soneda; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (June 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

RUBY TAZUKO (NAKANO) WATANABE

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RUBY TAZUKO (NAKANO) WATANABE

Age 85, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 25, 2011 in Highland, California. Born in Waimea, Kauai on July 3, 1925. Preceeded in death by her husband, Jerry.

She is survived by daughters, Jennifer (Ray) Holland, Lexine (Tom) Anderson and son, Addison (Susan) Watanabe; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Doreen Leimomi Willing

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May 16, 2011
Doreen Leimomi “Tyson” Willing, 53, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother May “Aunty Momi”; brothers Fred, Carl and William; and sisters Amelia, Eleanor and Alberta Willing, and Yvonne M. Pokakaa. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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RODNEY TAMOTSU YAMASHIRO

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RODNEY TAMOTSU YAMASHIRO

Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away on May 7, 2011. Born in Waialua, raised in Kahuku, he retired as a supervisor for the federal government U.S. Army Department of Transportation. He is survived by his wife, Nora Yamashiro; son, Alvin Yamashiro; daughters, Diane Yamashiro and Gail (Malcolm) Onuma; grandchildren, Michelle (Steven) Wong, Allison (Brian) Yamashiro-Ash and Ryan Onuma; great-grandchildren, Miki Onuma, Tanner Wong and Aubrey Yamashiro-Ash and a brother, Matsuo (Clara) Yamashiro.

Mr. Yamashiro served as president of the 442nd Veterans Club (1987-88). He was a member of 232nd Combat Engineer Company, 442nd RCT; Ishikawa Club andYonabaru Club.

Visitation from 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service at 4:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Grace Yun Tai Yap

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May 18, 2011
Grace Yun Tai Yap of Honolulu, a retired assistant to the president of the YMCA of Honolulu, Metropolitan Office, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Allan; daughters Susan Chun, Colleen Lunasco and Roxanne Murakami; brother Daniel Chang; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran