Archive for June 16th, 2011

Lorna Jane Blackburn

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April 6, 2011
Lorna Jane Blackburn, 74, of Kihei, Maui, an employee at Brookside Hospital pathology lab in San Pablo, Calif., employee at a Richmond, Calif., court and assistant activity director at an intermediate care facility in California, died in Wailuku. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by son James L., daughters Jana L. Blackburn and Lorna J. Stone, seven grandchildren and three great-grand-children. Private services.

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Joni Jong-Ae Chinen

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May 31, 2011
Joni Jong-Ae Chinen, 64, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Vernon; sons Young-Sok, Young Jin and Kyle; daughter Hee-Jong; and brother Pil Pak Chae. Private services.

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Toneyo Choriki

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May 3, 2011
Toneyo Choriki, 103, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Mildred Oba and Jeanette Yoshimura, brother Mamoru Takeuchi, sisters Mutsue Amaki and Dorothy Clapper, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Silvestre Doctor Dela Cruz

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June 6, 2011
Silvestre Doctor Dela Cruz, 97, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a Taniguchi Taro Farm employee, died at home. He was born in Mayantoc, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by sons Remegio Sr., Rogelio, Arsenio and Monico; daughters Teresita Guillermo, Rosita Nolasco and Clarita Rafael; brother Protacio; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Alice Rapozo Dabin

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June 13, 2011
Alice Rapozo “Cissy” Dabin, 77, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, a Flowers Forever floral arranger, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by sons Darrell, Daniel, Carl, Clayton and Craig; daughters Debra Cummings and Carolin Kuehu; brother George Rapozo; sisters Ameilia Dias and Wanda Siitani; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at the church cemetery.

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Kenneth Michael DaVico

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June 5, 2011
Kenneth Michael DaVico, 74, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired production superintendent of the Machinery Group for the U.S. Navy Shipyard in Guam, died in Poipu Beach. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Judy, sons Michael and Richard, sisters Constance Cole and Beverly Bain and four grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Sebastian Denzler

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June 1, 2011
Sebastian “Honey Bee Man” Denzler, 82, of Kailua-Kona and Ocean View, Hawaii, a mason, beekeeper, mechanic, organic farmer, architect, construction worker and horticulturist, died at home. He was born in Althausen, Germany. He is survived by companion Eleonore Yeto-Denzler; sons Guido and Arno; daughters Melanie Denzler, Monica Bryant, Marion Taylor and Anita Tsunoda; brother Odo; sister Susanne Schorlchuber; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. For information, call Melanie Denzler at 329-6823.

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Elmo Douglass

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May 28, 2011
Elmo Douglass, 94, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a meat cutter, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Fairmount, N.D. He is survived by wife Josephine, son James, daughter Mary Jo and a grandchild. Private services.

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FREDERICK DUHAYLONSOD

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FREDERICK “FRED” DUHAYLONSOD

Age 72, of Kapolei, HI, passed away May 10, 2011 in Aiea, HI. Born September 27, 1938 in Kahuku, HI. Retired warehouse supervisor at the Naval Air Station Barbers Point. A member of two bands “Love Encounter” and “Way Bac Wenn”.

He is survived by wife, Frances Villafuerte Duhaylonsod; sons, Daren J. (Hae Young) Duhaylonsod, Damon J. (Karen) Duhaylonsod, Dietrix J. Duhaylonsod, Dutro J. Duhaylonsod; daughters, Debra J. Duhaylonsod, De Andra J. (Darryl) Duhaylonsod; hanai daughter, Jahna P. Duhaylonsod; brothers, Pete Duhay, Ronald Duhaylonsod; sisters, Remedios Magalion, Betty Deinhardt; 17 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 20) at Miliani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Clifford En Yee Ho

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May 24, 2011
Clifford En Yee Ho, 85, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betsy, sons Rendall and Randall, daughter Harveleen Kaleo-Lum, brothers Gilbert and Donald, five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Jin San Hong

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June 1, 2011
Jin San Hong, 48, of Honolulu, owner of Oahu Arts & Framing, died in Muryangsa Temple. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by companion Lea Lee, brothers Jin Tae and Jin U and sister Bo Hee. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Muryangsa Temple. Casual attire.

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Judy C. Idemoto

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June 7, 2011
Judy C. Idemoto, 82, of Kula, Maui, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. cook, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Honokahua, Maui. She is survived by daughter Mary Ann Baker, brother Francis I. Ito, sister Mary Nodurft, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Luncheon: noon in the mortuary lounge. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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KELLY IKEHARA

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KELLY IKEHARA

Kelly “Ike” Ikehara, 52, of Henderson, NV passed away May 18, 2011. He was born Nov. 16, 1958, on Kauai, Hawaii, and resided in Nevada for 17 years. He dedicated 20 years of service to our country with pride. After serving in the Gulf War, he retired from the U.S. Air Force, and went to work for Clark County as an airport escort. “Ike” was a friend to all. He was kind hearted and had the “Spirit of Aloha” that drew everyone near. He was an avid New England Patriots fan. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenichi Ikehara. Kelly is survived by his loving wife, Kim, and their two children, Adam and Ally; mother, Yaeko Ikehara Matsumoto (Toraki); brother, Ken Ikehara (Ardis); sisters, Jean Hirsch (Ron) and Terry Nakakura (Derek); and many nieces and nephews. Kelly’s wish was to be returned to Hawaii and once again be embraced by the liquid beauty of the sand and sea against the glorious sunset for eternity. His spirit lives on! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, www.cholangio carcinoma.org

WALLY JAY

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WALLY JAY
June 15, 1917-May 29, 2011

Wally Jay of Alameda, California passed away peacefully Sunday, May 29th in Redwood City, after having suffered a stroke four days earlier. Born Wah Leong Jay in Honolulu, to Tim Chang and Albert Yat Jay, he was the third of six siblings: Mew Quon Ho of Honolulu, Mew Yung Chu of Honolulu and Alfred Jay of Honolulu, Elsie Sniffen of Alameda and John Jay of Alameda. A long-time resident of Alameda, Wally was 93 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Bernice Jay and children: hanai daughter Winona Purdum (John) of London, Ohio, Alberta Jay of Alameda, Alan Jay (Pam) of Alameda, Antoinette Mussells (Jim) of Orinda, and Leon Jay (Sandra) of Epsom Downs, England, fifteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many thousands of students/friends worldwide. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, renowned judo coach/instructor, Founder of Small Circle JujitsuTM, and author. Professor Jay was an internationally recognized martial arts living legend.

A celebration of life services will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, June 26th, at Kofman Auditorium, Alameda High School, 2200 Central Avenue, Alameda. Aloha Attire.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Professor Wally Jay Scholarship Fund, Post Office Box 2246, Alameda, CA 94501. A full obituary may be seen at the official Small Circle JujitsuTM website: www.smallcirclejujitsu.com. Please visit www.legacy.com Mahalo, The Jay Family

Richard Allen Kaleo Kahihikolo

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May 13, 2011
Richard Allen Kaleo “Midnight” Kahihikolo, 59, of Honolulu, an able-bodied seaman and a Navy veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by brothers Steve and Rodney Campos, and Joseph Kahihikolo and sisters Roberta Kahihikolo and Chris Campos. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes on Saturday in Waikiki at Baby Queens in front of the banyan tree. Celebration of life to follow. Aloha attire.

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Jean Yoshie Kaneshiro

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May 18, 2011
Jean Yoshie Kaneshiro, 86, of Wahiawa, a Turtle Bay Hilton retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Michael Proie and Byron Kaneshiro, daughters Janice Pereira and Judith Peiler, sister Helen Green, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elaine Hu LaVallee

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June 11, 2011
Elaine Hu LaVallee, 74, of San Jose, Calif., died in San Jose. She was born in Shekki, China. She is survived by husband Bill, sons Andrew and Matthew and daughters Sherri, Patti and Penny. Services to be held in San Jose. No flowers. Donations suggested to Santa Clara County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association at www.kafpa.org or Episcopal Church in Almaden, San Jose.

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Lois McKay

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June 8, 2011
Lois McKay, 95, of Hilo, former owner of Fantasia Pacific Inc., died at home. She was born in Alamota, Kan. She is survived by daughters Anita Norris and Linda Hart, stepson Jack, stepdaughter Alix S., hanai daughter Ginny Boehnke, sister Ellen J. Hall, 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Private services.

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DENISE ULUALOHA NA-O

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DENISE
ULUALOHA NA-O

Age 37, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 12, 2011 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Born January 20, 1974 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by companion, Jesse Nielsen; son, Jonah A. Rohden-Na-o; daughter, Felicia N.K. Na-o; father, Dennis K. Na-o Sr.; brothers, David (Sharolyn) Na-o, Dennis K. Na-o Jr., Andrew A. Na-o; sisters, Alberta K. Na-o, Alexandria S. (Faaleaoga) Afo, Daysha-Ann K. Pancho, Jamel A. Leota, Mavis P. Hunt; many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (June 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (June 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Natsue Oka

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May 24, 2011
Natsue Oka, 88, of Kihei, Maui, a retired secretary at ILWU Honolulu, Maunaolu College, Baldwin High School and the state Department of Social Services, died in Kihei. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons David and John; brother Yasuo Higa; sisters Tsurue Higa, Asako Jitchaku and Shizuko Miyashiro; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Doris Yoshimi Onaka

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May 27, 2011
Doris Yoshimi Onaka, 92, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Kai Retirement Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Leslie I., Wayne T. and Calvin Y.; sisters Miyuki Denton, Janice Iwatake and Mabel Domae; and two grand- children. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head
Memorial Park.

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JOSE “JOE” SAHAGUN PILLOS

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JOSE “JOE” SAHAGUN PILLOS

Age 82, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away May 19, 2011. Born December 30, 1928 in Gabon, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Filipino Catholic Club Sacred Heart Church in Waianae.

He is survived by wife, Teresa Batallones Pillos; daughter, Miriam (Steven) Kaganove of Midland, Michigan; son, Jommer (Ann) Pillos of San Francisco, CA; 2 grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (June 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

James Kaehukulani Plunkett

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June 8, 2011
James Kaehukulani “Kimo” Plunkett, 75, of Wailuku, a retired Fong Construction Co. heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Nahiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Verna H.; sons James J. and Jordan J.; daughter Delphine L. Kaiwi; brothers Howard “Bullo,” Edward and Leonard “Boy”; sister Lorraine P. Kenui; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Mass: 1 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Young Ae Pyon

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June 12, 2011
Young Ae Pyon, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by daughter Jeanie S. Chun and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 2:30 p.m Private scattering of ashes.

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Doris Ada Rewick

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May 30, 2011
Doris Ada Rewick, 89, of Honolulu, a Central Union Church preschool director, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is survived by sons Virgil “Budge” and Ken; daughters Doris “Demi,” Elizabeth “Buffy” and Stephany; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Central Union Church. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Central Union Church Women’s League in memory of Kenneth O. and Doris A. Rewick Educational Aid Grant, or Punahou School in memory of Chaplain Kenneth O. and Doris A. Rewick Community Service Endowment, Attention: Advancement Office. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Toshiyuki Sakamoto

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May 31, 2011
Toshiyuki Sakamoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired city painter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hisako, son Edric T. and brother Mamoru. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Kay Kayano Shibasaki

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May 31, 2011
Kay Kayano Shibasaki, 90, of Honolulu died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Rowland K., Robin G. and Nelson M.; brother Richard Kashiwaeda; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Jean Yukiko Takita

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June 11, 2011
Jean Yukiko Takita, 82, of Kula, Maui, a Kaanapali Beach Hotel retiree, died in Kula. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Michael and Allen; daughters Shirley, Amy and Elaine; brother Edward Sato; sisters Janet Wakayama, Ethel Kawamura, Florence De Rego and Alma Murikami; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire.

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Paulo Junior Talamoa

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May 29, 2011
Paulo Junior Talamoa, 43, of Hono-lulu, an electrician, died. He was born in Utulei, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Shawna Nakila-Talamoa; sons Shandon-Paulo K.L. and Slater M.P.; daughters Shae K. and Sade K.; hanai sons Sky Talamoa and Slade Tuilata-Nakila; father Paulo; brothers Hans Lofaia, Moreli and Ahkiong Talamoa, and Fausia and Pene Paulo; sisters Elfrieda Rumell, Katelina Davis, Tumuatasi Lefatia and Lisa Talamoa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Sunday at Kewalo/ Point Panic.

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James C. Tannehill

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June 4, 2011
James C. Tannehill, 90, of Hot Springs, S.D., an optician and contact lens master, died in Hot Springs. He was born in Eureka, Calif. He is survived by wife Sylvia; sons Doss K., B. Punahele and James L.; daughter Signa H.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to charity.

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