Archive for June 3rd, 2011

Aifa’i Akau

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May 17, 2011
Aifa’i Akau, 79, of Waianae, a Salvation Army Stores Iwilei customer service representative, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Fagasa, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Kalisi, Manogi and Luuga Vailuu Jr., Peni Mamea and Harry Akau Jr.; daughters Meleane Leota, and Christine, Catherine and Adaline Akau; brothers Sausau Mamea and John Foumai; 24 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ROBERT ARTHUR ALLISON

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ROBERT ARTHUR ALLISON
June 24, 1929 – May 19, 2011

Robert “Bob” Allison, a founder of Warner Center in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, died on May 19, 2011, of natural causes at his home in Newport Beach, California. He was 81. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kerstin, and their son David, as well as the children from his first marriage Thomas, Stephen, James and Susan Hughes and his sister Nancy Stefanides.

After serving 3 1/2 years on active sea duty as a Naval officer during the Korean War, Allison started work in 1955 at the Los Angeles office of Coldwell Banker in the mortgage loan department. He described Coldwell Banker as a ‘great group of guys and a great place to work’.

In 1962 he opened and managed the San Fernando Valley office for Coldwell Banker. Based on relationships he cultivated during those years, Allison brokered the sale of the undeveloped 630 acre “Warner Ranch” property, then owned by Harry Warner of Warner Brothers, to Aetna Life Insurance Company in 1969. Allison then worked on behalf of the early ownership to oversee the master planning, zoning, and land sales of what he dubbed ‘Warner Center’. He became involved in Los Angeles public affairs and was appointed by Mayor Sam Yorty as a member of the Los Angeles Economic Development Council. He went on to develop a fruitful working relationship with Mayor Tom Bradley, who bought into the vision of what Warner Center could become.

Allison later went on to develop much of the core business district of Warner Center in partnership with Robert Voit and New England Life Insurance Company. Warner Center is now one of the major urban centers in the greater Los Angeles area containing 1 1/2 square miles developed with retail, residential, commercial, hospital, office, industrial and hotel uses, with approximately 40,000 jobs and 11,300 residents located within its boundaries.

A humorous placard on his desk bore the inscription “Don’t start vast projects with half vast ideas”. A self described ‘dreamer’ and ‘farm boy’, Allison spent the summers of his youth on his grandfather’s ranch in San Martin, California, where he learned about the virtues of hard work and developed a tenacity that stayed with him throughout his life. After graduating from South Pasadena High School, he went on to college at USC (class of 1951) where he managed the football team his senior year.
In the early 1980s, Allison moved to Honolulu with his wife Kerstin and his young son David. He had spent several years during his boyhood in Honolulu and always had yearned to return there someday.

From his new home base in Hawaii he continued his numerous real estate development activities both in Hawaii and on the mainland. One notable project was the 251 South Lake building in Pasadena, which he developed in partnership with Hawaii hotelier and old family friend, Roy Kelly. He also developed multi-family housing and retail projects in Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii during that time.

In 1993 he suffered a major brain aneurysm while in California from which he made a remarkable recovery but after which he no longer pursued new projects. His family is thankful for the last 18 years which gave him time to enjoy the fruits of his labor and to spend time with family and friends.

A memorial and celebration of his life will take place at 218 Kaimanawai Place in Honolulu at 5 PM on Monday, June 27th. Donations in his name can be made in lieu of flowers to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at www.fallenheroesfund.org.

ROBERT ARTHUR ALLISON

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ROBERT ARTHUR ALLISON
June 24, 1929 – May 19, 2011

Robert “Bob” Allison, a founder of Warner Center in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, died on May 19, 2011, of natural causes at his home in Newport Beach, California. He was 81. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kerstin, and their son David, as well as the children from his first marriage Thomas, Stephen, James and Susan Hughes and his sister Nancy Stefanides.

After serving 3 1/2 years on active sea duty as a Naval officer during the Korean War, Allison started work in 1955 at the Los Angeles office of Coldwell Banker in the mortgage loan department. He described Coldwell Banker as a ‘great group of guys and a great place to work’.

In 1962 he opened and managed the San Fernando Valley office for Coldwell Banker. Based on relationships he cultivated during those years, Allison brokered the sale of the undeveloped 630 acre “Warner Ranch” property, then owned by Harry Warner of Warner Brothers, to Aetna Life Insurance Company in 1969. Allison then worked on behalf of the early ownership to oversee the master planning, zoning, and land sales of what he dubbed ‘Warner Center’. He became involved in Los Angeles public affairs and was appointed by Mayor Sam Yorty as a member of the Los Angeles Economic Development Council. He went on to develop a fruitful working relationship with Mayor Tom Bradley, who bought into the vision of what Warner Center could become.

Allison later went on to develop much of the core business district of Warner Center in partnership with Robert Voit and New England Life Insurance Company. Warner Center is now one of the major urban centers in the greater Los Angeles area containing 1 1/2 square miles developed with retail, residential, commercial, hospital, office, industrial and hotel uses, with approximately 40,000 jobs and 11,300 residents located within its boundaries.

A humorous placard on his desk bore the inscription “Don’t start vast projects with half vast ideas”. A self described ‘dreamer’ and ‘farm boy’, Allison spent the summers of his youth on his grandfather’s ranch in San Martin, California, where he learned about the virtues of hard work and developed a tenacity that stayed with him throughout his life. After graduating from South Pasadena High School, he went on to college at USC (class of 1951) where he managed the football team his senior year.
In the early 1980s, Allison moved to Honolulu with his wife Kerstin and his young son David. He had spent several years during his boyhood in Honolulu and always had yearned to return there someday.

From his new home base in Hawaii he continued his numerous real estate development activities both in Hawaii and on the mainland. One notable project was the 251 South Lake building in Pasadena, which he developed in partnership with Hawaii hotelier and old family friend, Roy Kelly. He also developed multi-family housing and retail projects in Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii during that time.

In 1993 he suffered a major brain aneurysm while in California from which he made a remarkable recovery but after which he no longer pursued new projects. His family is thankful for the last 18 years which gave him time to enjoy the fruits of his labor and to spend time with family and friends.

A memorial and celebration of his life will take place at 218 Kaimanawai Place in Honolulu at 5 PM on Monday, June 27th. Donations in his name can be made in lieu of flowers to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at www.fallenheroesfund.org.

Margaret Alexandrina August

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April 29, 2011
Margaret Alexandrina August, 84, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Raymond, Manuel and William; daughter Cherylann Arquinez; sisters Doris Texeira and Evelyn Kiyabu; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great- grandchild. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park mortuary. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society in memory of Margaret August. Condolences may be sent online to www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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James Bolosan

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James Bolosan, also known as “Jamie” and “Bolo,” 70, of Haleiwa, an Army veteran, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Ethelvina R.; sons Steven and Shad; brothers John, Alejandro, Bernardo Jr., Lawrence, Daniel, Gerald Sr. and Jeffrey; Florence Marcos and Beatrice Park; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Brian Lee Bradshaw

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May 17, 2011
Brian Lee Bradshaw, 45, of Waianae, a chef and baker, died. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by father Fenton L. Sr., brother Fenton L. Jr. and sister KimberlyAnn K. Services: 10 a.m. June 11 at Pokai Bay Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Monetary offerings welcome.

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RICARDO MIGUEL CADAY

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RICARDO MIGUEL CADAY

Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 11, 2011 in Waipahu. Born June 8, 1923 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Active with Bethel Chapel of Waipahu. Retired maintenance man with Certified Management.

He is survived by wife, Victoriana Caday; sons, Pricillano Caday, Remigio Caday; daughters, Erlinda (Rick) Lim of VA, Adelina (Modesto) Mendoza, Juanita (Willie) Rabanal, Lilia (Lordy) Tamayo; 9 grandchildren; brothers, Alex Caday of Philippines, Honorato Caday; sister, Teresa Caday of Philippines; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

DOREEN “NANI” DURAN CARINO

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DOREEN “NANI” DURAN CARINO

Age 52, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away May 14, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born August 19, 1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii. General manager of J Carino Contracting. CEO/Head Chef of Nani’s Kitchen, Mililani.

She is survived by husband, Julio Carino Jr.; sons, Javis D. Carino, Jarin D. Carino; daughter, Darla J. Carino; parents, Vincente and Julie Duran; 3 sisters; 2 brothers; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tueday (June 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual/Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Christopher Hi‘ipoiokalani Conant

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April 17, 2011
Christopher Hi’ipoiokalani Conant, 54, of Waianae, an apartment and condominium resident manager, died in Waianae. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by daughter Brittney and brother F. Blake III. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Koloa Hawaiian Christian Cemetery, Kauai. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Frances Martina DeMello

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May 27, 2011
Frances Martina DeMello, 90, of Waimanalo, a retired Dole Pineapple Cannery packer, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Robert “Buddy” and Theodore “Ted” Salsedo, daughters Claire Soares and Juanita “Nita” Lee, stepdaughter June Telles, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Terrance Thomas Doyle

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May 20, 2011
Terrance Thomas Doyle, 57, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired railroad employee and painter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by father John and brothers Michael, Brian, John and Thomas. Private services.

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Charles Tadashi Fujiwara

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May 3, 2011
Charles Tadashi Fujiwara, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American Airways and Delta Airlines agent, died. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Sylvia M., daughter Michelle K., brother Norman N. and sister Nancy H. Iwamoto. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Thomas Enocanti Kovaloff II

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May 21, 2011
Thomas Enocanti “Honey Boy” Kovaloff II, 56, of Honolulu, a former Goodfellow Bros. construction employee and former Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery grounds maintenance supervisor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Francisca; sons Michael, Brian and Dennis Lewellen; brothers William and Joseph; sisters Tammy Sierras and Cynthia Kovaloff-Sierras; grandmother Carmelita Jackson; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Lynn Karen Ladd Konrath

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May 14, 2011
Lynn Karen Ladd Konrath of Gardnerville, Nev., formerly of Makakilo, a Henry Loui’s Restaurant and La Ronde Restaurant employee, died in Gardnerville. She was born in Monterey Park, Calif. She is survived by stepdaughters Lori C. Nascimento, Kris Gaddie and Debra McCarran; brother Curtis Ladd; sister Louise L. Whitson; hanai sister Lisa B. Wiley; and numerous stepgrandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. June 11 at Moana Surfrider Hotel. Services: 5 p.m. Dinner to follow. Aloha attire. No wreaths. RSVP to Bob Armstrong at Jandbstrong@gmail.com. Condolences may be sent online at www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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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; sister Kawehi M.; grandparents Annette and Larry Ratliff, Paul and Debra Coronel, and DeAngelo Melemai; and great-grandparents Bernard and Helen Melemai. Visitation: noon Saturday at Wahiawa Christian Church, 1710 Royal Palm Drive. Services: 1 p.m.

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Alfred M. Mendoza

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May 23, 2011
Alfred M. Mendoza, also known as “Manong” and “Uncle Sunny,” 77, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and Waikiki Beach Boys band member, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Loretta M. Godfrey. Celebration of life: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Kuhio Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Marty Jardin Molina

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May 12, 2011
Marty Jardin “Margie” Molina, 92, of Honolulu, a Sacred Hearts Academy teacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughters Kathy Rowe, Carol Pregil, Barbara Kooker and RoseMarie Lopez; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Church, Kaimuki. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Toshio Okamura

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May 14, 2011
Toshio Okamura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Toyo’s Superette owner and Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys F.; sons Glenn N. and Grant M.; daughter Gayle K. Fujihara; brother James M.; sisters Tsuruyo Kamemoto, Namiko Hirota and Yaeko Wasa; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Dwayne Ortiz

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May 25, 2011
Dwayne “Dino” Ortiz, 50, of Honolulu, an Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association Local 630 plasterer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brian and Dwayne D. Jr.; daughters Brianne and Brandi; father Daniel Sr.; brothers Daniel Jr., Derek, Dean and Darren; sisters Doreen Fujiyama, Donna Vereze, Darilyn Lum, Dale Rodrigues, Dinah-Lin Livesay, Davalin Yoshii, Doretta Hedani and Desireen Tin-Loy; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ark Christian Center, 45-1141 Kamehameha Highway. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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PEARL B.G. OW

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PEARL B.G. OW

Pearl B. G. Ow (Wongwai), our beloved Mom and Grandma, passed away May 30, 2011 in Honolulu. Pearl, a retired Paralegal, is preceded by son: Gordon Jr; and survived by children: Steve, Gail, Mark, Rick; grandchildren: Andreya, Alexandra, John Michael, Steven Boy, Melanie, Maiya; and sisters: Beatrice Reeves and Leilani Dillard. Memorial Services are Saturday, June 4 Star of the Sea Church, 10:30 AM visitation. Mass at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Sacred Hearts Academy or St. Francis Hospice.

EXPECTACION “CION” ACOB ROSARIO

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EXPECTACION “CION” ACOB ROSARIO

Age 77, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away May 5, 2011 in Waialua. Born December 19, 1933 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Turtle Bay Hilton.

She is survived by sons, Mario (Grace) Rosario, Ruperto (Nelly) Rosario, Nestor (Cynthia) Rosario, Carlito Rosario; daughters, Teresita (Nestor) Arreola, Virginia (Larry) Encarnacion of San Francisco, CA, Lolita (Dan) Salvador, Janet (Ron) Warfle of Maryland, Thelma (Rolly) Ramos, Rosalinda Rosario, Gina Rosario, Rebecca (Hercules) Rosario; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Pricil Acob, Rogelio (Avelina) Acob, Daniel Rivera of New York; sisters, Venni Aceret, Veronica (Richard) Acierto, Vivian De Leon, Julie (Robert) Bangloy of CA, Rufina (Nino) Nacapuy of CA.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 8) at St. Michael Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua, HI) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Michael William Brown Sr.

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May 28, 2011
Michael William Brown Sr., 64, of Waipahu, a retired Department of Transportation highway supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Richmond, Va. He is survived by wife Carmencita R.; sons David J., Robert A. and Herbert W.; brother Timothy; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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WENCESLAO “PEPE” GAGALAC UMALI

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WENCESLAO “PEPE” GAGALAC UMALI

Age 70, of Waianae, HI, passed away May 3, 2011 in Waianae, HI. Born September 28, 1940 in Lemery, Batangas, Philippines. He retired from Waianae Elementary School as a custodian; also a former member of United Public Workers.

He is survived by wife, Eleuteria “Ellie” M. Umali; son, Philip (Kristen) Umali; daughter, Elaine U. (Walter) Revilla; 6 grandchildren; brothers, Angel Umali of San Jose, CA, Teodoro Umali, Guillermo (Lucita) Umali of San Jose, CA, Simeon (Mercelita) Umali, Alvin (Haydelina) Umali of Nipomo, CA; sisters, Eugenia (Felizardo) Sebastian of San Jose, CA, Adelaida (Ding) Abarintos of Antioch, CA, Remedios (Blair) Evans of Campbell, CA; sister-in-law, Lucy Umali; father-in-law, Camilo Moresca.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (June 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (June 9) at Sacred Hearts Church (85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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