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WALLACE LANDRETH TATE “WALLY”

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WALLACE LANDRETH TATE “WALLY”

81, of Waikiki, passed away on the 8th of May. Born in Riverside California August 1st, 1929, he was a retired US Army Officer, Veteran of the Korean & Vietnam Wars, Pilot, Golfer, University of New Mexico and Nebraska Graduate, and a Loving Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. Wally was a soft spoken, kind and very generous man, a Hawaii Resident for 41 years with wife Donna, of 59 years who passed away in 2010. Donna & Wally traveled and cruised the world with close friends and family. Wally is survived by daughters Valerie & Kimberly, brother Sam, grandchildren Chris, Carrie, Tate, & Taylor, and great grandchildren Campbell & Carly. Graveside, military service will be held at 3pm on Friday the 24th of June at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
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Cecilia S. Milanio Abut

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June 14, 2011
Cecilia S. Milanio Abut, 89, of Lahaina, a Hilo Hattie saleswoman, died at home. She was born in Iloilo, Philippines. She is survived by husband Maximino; sons Ted, Anthony and Randall Milanio, and Francis Abut; daughters Sally and Rose; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park-Gardens of Meditation. Aloha attire.

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MARILYN BLAISDELL ANE

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MARILYN BLAISDELL ANE

Marilyn Blaisdell ’48 Ane, veteran Punahou School Kindergarten teacher and wife of the late legendary football coach, Charles Ane ’49, passed away peacefully at home on June 13, 2011. She was 80.

The daughter of former Honolulu mayor Neal S. Blaisdell and wife Lucy, Marilyn inherited a love of athletics from her father and a love for teaching from her mother. At Punahou, she presided over the Punahou Girls Athletic Association, which sponsored non-competitive interscholastic games, reigned as May Day Queen and rallied School spirit as a cheerleader. Her zest and charm caught the eye of football star Charles Teetai Ane, Jr. ’49, whom she later married.

Marilyn received her bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from the University of Southern California. After living in Detroit during the 1950s, Marilyn persuaded her husband to move the family back to Hawai’i so that their three children would know their grandparents and have the opportunity to attend Punahou.

“The School meant so much to my mom,” said son Neal ’74. “She thought there were so many great qualities at Punahou in terms of education and a sense of tradition. She wanted us to experience that.” Marilyn joined Punahou School in 1965 as a teaching assistant, becoming a kindergarten teacher two years later, after completing her master’s in education at the University of Hawai’i.

Beyond her innate love of children, Marilyn found creative ways to celebrate ‘ohana. She launched such School traditions as Kindergarten Christmas caroling, the Flaming ‘P’ and Kupuna Day, and helped with the lu’au for new faculty. These beloved customs have become part of the fabric of the Punahou experience. In 2007, the Punahou Alumni Association recognized Marilyn with its highest honor, the “O” in Life Award.

Marilyn was a talented teacher and in 1975 received the Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America Award. Her greatest gift, however, was the enduring impact she has had on the lives of her students, many of whom have named her as their most influential teacher.

Marilyn spent her final weekend at the Punahou Reunion, reveling in the camaraderie of schoolmates and leading a rousing cheer of “Strawberry Shortcake!” “That’s Mom,” said son Kale ’71. “She loved the tradition and she loved being the torchbearer for the spirit of the school. That’s her way of sharing with everybody.”

In his message to faculty and staff, Punahou President Jim Scott wrote, ” ‘Tutu’ Ane will be greatly missed. As we mourn her passing, we also know that her spirited embrace of life will continue to live on in all those who have been graced by her inimitable presence.”

Marilyn is survived by Kale, Punahou associate director of athletics; daughter Malia ’72, who has taught third grade at Punahou and recently was named K-12 Hawaiian Studies Director at the School; and Neal, a kumu at Ka Waihona o ka Na’auao. Tutu also was blessed with seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Her beloved husband passed away in 2007 after a stellar career as a football standout at Punahou, USC and in the NFL, and as a renowned high school football coach in Hawai’i.

Services will be held Friday, June 24 with visitation from 3 – 4:30 p.m. and service to follow at Thurston Memorial Chapel on the Punahou School campus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Charles Teetai Ane, Jr. ’49 and Marilyn Blaisdell ’48 Ane Endowed Scholarship.

Nobuyo Hirota Arashiro

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June 12, 2011
Nobuyo Hirota Arashiro, 76, of Honolulu, a retired baker at Kauluwela Elementary School, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Harry H., sons Garrett H. and Michael N., sisters Akiko Hirota and Satomi Shindo, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Debra “Debbie” Ann Bachiller

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DEBRA “DEBBIE” ANN BACHILLER

Celebrated her “Homegoing” to Our Gracious Lord, May 24, 2011 in Chesterfield, VA,

Debbie Bachiller, 58, native of Hawaii was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, but made her home in Pensacola, FL. Debbie of Christian faith possessed a joyful heart.

Debbie graduated from Leilehua High School, 1970, Wahiawa, HI. She earned her Associates Degree from Pensacola Junior College, 2007 and retired from the U. S. Navy Reserves 2008.

Debbie worked for the Naval Hospital Laboratory, Pensacola, FL as a Phlebotomist Supervisor until her retirement in April 2011. Debra enjoyed swimming, crafts, cooking and especially singing praises to the Lord.

She is survived by mother Victoria Bachiller of Wahiawa, Oahu, Brother Alfred Bachiller, Jr. of Scranton, PA; Brother Wayne Bachiller of Kihei, Maui; Sister Gale “Terry” Williams of Chesterfield, VA, Sister Sandra M. Bachiller of Honolulu, HI.; many loved relatives, her beloved families in Christ and many others of fond memories.

Debbie’s final resting place will be at The Punchbowl National Cemetery located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Memorial service with Military Honors will be held at a later date.

Debbie has touched many hearts with her love for Our Lord and her sweet and gentle disposition.

Debbie, you are Deeply Loved and Missed. We “Salute” you and we celebrate your “Homegoing”. Inquiries may be made to: homegoing2011@yahoo.com.

Arnold John Baines

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June 17, 2011
Arnold John Baines, 80, of Kahului, a retired high school teacher for the San Mateo Union High School District, died at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by sons James Kent, Harold “Kent” McGroarty, and Keoni and Aaron Baines; daughters Mary S. Mahelona, Shirley Chidester and Sharon May; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

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JEFFREY SCOTT BARBIETO

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JEFFREY SCOTT BARBIETO
October 18, 1969 – May 24, 2011

Jeffrey Scott Barbieto, 41, served with the Honolulu Fire Department for 21 years, most recently as a Rescue Technician with Rescue 2, founder and co-owner of Ku’au Rescue, drowned while diving for a commercial firm. He was born in Honolulu and is survived by his parents Alfredo and Katie, wife Myesha, sons Jeffrey (Nalu), Lokahi and daughter Mali’e. Twin brothers Douglas (Dory) and Derrick (Jennifer), a niece, and 6 nephews. Celebration of his life will take place on June 25th at Saint John Vianney Catholic Church on Keolu Drive. Visitation at 9:15am, Pass and review at 10:30am, Mass at 11:00am with fellowship in parish hall until 2:00pm. Celebration Luau to follow at Bellows AFS, public side @3:00pm. Scattering of ashes, 10:00am on June 26, in the waters off Ku’au (Pyramid Rock) on MCBH. Anyone with base access is invited and welcome to attend. Contributions can be made to the Memorial fund established for his children at any Bank of Hawaii location. Aloha attire. Hai’ina (Let’s go)!

JAY WAYNE FELIX BATACAN

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JAY WAYNE FELIX BATACAN

Age 40, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 30, 2011 in Honolulu. Born June 20, 1970 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. He was an elder at Emmanuel Temple.

He is survived by daughter, Justine R. Batacan (William); mother, Benilda F. Batacan; father, Filemon A. Batacan; brothers, Jaysen J. Batacan, Filemon P. (Carol) Batacan, Jr.; sisters, Victoria B. (Mark) Hodge, Ofelia B. (Noel) Medrano, Beverly Judy (Cliff) Villanueva; 2 grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Wednesday (June 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (June 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Joel Leolani Borges

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June 13, 2011
Joel Leolani “Papa Jo” Borges, 65, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Brandon and Kaleo, father Joseph, sisters Ann B. Paulino and Hauoli Borges, and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow at the mortuary. Casual attire.

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EVELYN H. DOLIM

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EVELYN H. DOLIM

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 4, 2011, at the age of 93. She was born, raised and spent most of her life in Honolulu. She resided the last few years of her life at Heatherwood in Walnut Creek, California.

She was predeceased by her husband Lorrin “Larry”. She is survived by daughter, Sandra (Steve) Strobel, sons Dennis (Andrea), Dave (Amelia), five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Visitation from 9:30 A.M.; Service at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday June 29, 2011. Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations may be made in memory of Evelyn to: St. Francis Healthcare Foundation 2228 Liliha St. # 205, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

Marjorie Kealohapoinaole Gavagan

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June 13, 2011
Marjorie Kealohapoinaole Gavagan, 87, of Kula, Maui, died at home. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Craig Shotwell and Kevin Gavagan; daughters Catherine Gavagan and Robin Lindsey; brother Jacob Thomas; sisters Pauline Stroud, Janice Kekauoha and Nellie Angelo; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the pavilion at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Burial to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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FRANCISCO GONGORA GUITTAP

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FRANCISCO GONGORA GUITTAP

Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away May 18, 2011 at his home. Born January 28, 1932 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by sons, Emmanuel (Evangelyn) Guittap, Roger (Monet) Guittap, Jesus (Raquel) Guittap; daughters, Virginia (Rodante) Dela Cruz, Gloria (Renato) Agtang, Cristina (Elmer) Agorilla, Grace (Amading) Fermin, Sevilla (Felix Ray) Geronimo, Jane Olga (Henry) Cabreros; brother, Alfredo Guittap of Philippines; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday June 24 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday June 25 2011 at the Mortuary, Service 12:30 p.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Solomon Huaka Hezekia

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May 31, 2011
Solomon Huaka Hezekia, 83, of Aiea, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Daniel and Clifford Maning; daughters Andrey Domingo, Kele Day and Teri Anderson; sisters Flora Pearl and Mina Rodriguez; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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NICHOLAS NIKELA SIMEONA III

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NICHOLAS NIKELA SIMEONA III

Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away May 31, 2011 at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. Born October 2, 1940 in Honolulu.

He is survived by brothers, Randall Simeona, Earl Simeona, Robert (Judith) Simeona; twin brother, Edmund Simeona; sisters, Martha Takata, Viola “Keala” (Neil) Okamura; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday June 23 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

WILLIAM CHIN “SONNY” NIPP, JR.

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WILLIAM CHIN “SONNY” NIPP, JR.

Age 79, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 9, 2011 in Mililani. Born March 22, 1932 in Honolulu, HI. Born He was a retired postal carrier & Roberts Hawaii Handi-Van school bus driver.

He is survived by companion, Peggy Chong; sons, Clyde (Stephanie) Nipp, Clinton Saison (Sherry) Nipp; daughter, Sandra (Denis) Park; sisters, Elaine Myers, Evelyn (Gregory) Militante, Winona (Wilbert) Castro; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.

Scattering of ashes 6:00 p.m. Saturday (June 25) at Mokuleia Beach (before Camp Erdman). Loose flowers welcome.

IHILANI E. SILVA MILLER

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‘IHILANI E. SILVA MILLER

Age 81, of Kapolei, formerly of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away May 17, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born August 15, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Member of The Daughters of Hawaii, and Aha Hui Mo ‘I O Aloha Week. She was known as the Voice of the South Pacific, a renowned singer, songwriter, musician, and entertainer. Her famed musical compositions were “Kuhio Beach”, written for the beach boys of the era and “Pakalana”, a song that she wrote as a young teenager.

She is survived by son, Kamaile Miller; daughter, ‘Ihilani Tanya D. Miller-Cummings; brother, Ali’i Noa Silva; sisters, Hannah Uribes, Lale (Raymond) Kam, Hilda (Juan) Lopez, Queenieann (Scott Manandic) Davis and Haleaka Martin; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews and many Hanai children & extended family.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (June 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Richard Masaichi Oshiro

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June 7, 2011
Richard Masaichi Oshiro, 91, of Aiea, an Army veteran with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, I Company, and former employee at Dole/Castle & Cook and Spencecliff Corp., died in Aiea. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nobue “Nickie,” daughter Elyse Farley, brother Chiyoshi “CO,” sister Doris Higa and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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AURORA BARBA REVILLA

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AURORA BARBA REVILLA

Age 64, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away May 26, 2011 in Kapolei. Born August 1, 1946 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Aurora was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Hawaii Cancer Society.

She is survived by sons, Alex (Rae) Revilla, Walter (Elaine) Revilla; daughters, Maria T. (Don) Revilla of KS, Mary Ann (Chris) Bartlett, Audrey (Lester) Tamayo; brothers, Francisco (Norma) Barba, Sr., Crisanto (Bobbee) Barba, Jr., Ison (Elsa) Barba, Darwin Barba of WA; sisters, Rosario Beunaflor of Philippines, Emma (Mandy) Dy, Nelzie (Rudy) Crisostomo, Belma (Carl) Labadie; 5 grandchildren; husband, Alejo Revilla.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (June 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 24) at St. Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park

Julia K. Souza

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June 14, 2011
Julia K. Souza, 92, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lono and Kanani, brother Steven P. Mero, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: noon. Graveside services: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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RET/LT. COMMANDER CHARLES HAMBLETON FLEMING JR. U.S.N.

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RET/LT. COMMANDER
CHARLES HAMBLETON FLEMING JR. U.S.N.

Age 74, of Honolulu, passed away May 27, 2011 at his residence. Born December 18, 1936 in Topeka, Kansas. Lt. Commander Charles Fleming Jr. was a proud Vietnam Veteran with numerous meritorius citations, including Bronze Star w/Combat V, Vietnamese Armed Forces Honor Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation w/Palm.

He is survived by son, Guy (Sydney) Fleming; daughter, Lisa (Arthur) Lessing; grandson, Spencer.

Memorial Services 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 25 at Aiea United Methodist Church 99-101 Laulima St., Aiea. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. Tuesday June 28 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Aiea Methodist Church Kokua fund in Charles Fleming Jr.’s name.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran