Archive for June 26th, 2011

Alfred M. Mendoza “Uncle Sonny” “Manong” “Pak”

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ALFRED M. MENDOZA “UNCLE SONNY” “MANONG” “PAK”
Feb. 6, 1934 – May. 23, 2011

A Simple Man, Living a Simple Life! “You will be missed but not Forgotten”

The Ohana of Alfred M. Mendoza would like to express our most sincere and deepest gratitude to John Davis Jr. & Louetta Davis and The Waikiki Beach Boys.

Thank you also to the many families and friends who have given and supported us with all the love, kind words of sympathy, prayers, refreshments, flowers and generosity through this most difficult time. We are truly blessed to have all the love & Aloha that has been shown by all of you.

Misty Leilani Agres

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June 1, 2011
Misty Leilani Agres, 44, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a Hilo Lunch Shop food server, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Leroy Jr. and Sean Aguiar, and Keaka P.M. Tolentino; daughters Chanel Aguiar and Sassie Agres; brothers Clyde Jr., Irvin T. and Nivan N.; sisters Nadine, Darci and Janelle; companion Moke Perkins; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside committal services: 11 a.m. next Sunday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Doris Mae Atiz

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June 20, 2011
Doris Mae Atiz, 59, of Honolulu died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by parents Albert and Mary Mata; brothers Roberto, Fabian and Albert Mata; sisters Angie Apigo, Jacque Lum and Virgie Kang; and caregiver Lolita Peralta. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Albert Keith Brown

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May 29, 2011
Albert Keith Brown, 78, of Billings, Mont., formerly of Honolulu, a former manager at Young Laundry in Honolulu, died in Billings Clinic Hospital. He was born in Jefferson County, Colo. He is survived by sons Steven K. and Stanley K., and four grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the charity of your choice. Online condolences: www.michelottisawyers.com.

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Bartolome Santos Daoang

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May 26, 2011
Bartolome Santos Daoang, also known as “Bantor” and “Bart,” 71, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Reinforcing & Associated Co. rodman, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Connie; son Brian; brothers Zoilo, Claro and Ferdinand; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Scott William Denno

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May 24, 2011
Scott William Denno, 45, of Waianae, a domestic violence counselor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Cheryl Ann, son Michael A., daughter Shayla M. Davis, father William A., sister Catherine Tolentino and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makaha Ward. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Vergenia Esposo DeVera

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June 2, 2011
Vergenia Esposo “Virgie” DeVera, 55, of Ewa Beach, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel housekeeping department employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Mark A. and Vincent; daughter Summer A.; brothers Narciso, Eladio and Primitivo Esposo; sisters Gloria Marlang, Presentacion Buenaluz, Tita Liberato and Loretta Gusman; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Ellen Keahilani Dias

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June 19, 2011
Ellen Keahilani Dias, 65, of Hilo, formerly of Waimanalo, an adult corrections officer at Halawa Correctional Facility and former licensed practical nurse at St. Francis Medical Center-East and Castle Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas Jr.; sons Robin, Wynton and Thomas III; daughters Jewel Dias and Patsy Gonsalves; brother William Kau Aki; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Final visitation: 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Frances Mae Downing

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June 22, 2011
Frances Mae “Frankie” Downing, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a Kahakai Elementary School special education teacher, died at home. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. She is survived by mother Dorothy Worstell, brothers Earl and Michael Worstell, and sister Carol Christopher. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hale Hoomalu Cemetery, above Kona Mazda, Kailua-Kona. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Hesa Esa

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June 2, 2011
Hesa Esa, 54, of Wailuku, a former maintenance employee at Kmart in Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Suensina Kovac; son R.J.; daughters Teslyn, Sina and Mertia Esa, and Lesly Tim; brothers Sachuo Chunga, Arthur Arthur, and Smith, Jack, Toku, Eas and Joseph Esa; sister Bichirina Amram; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Stephen Lance Frasco

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June 10, 2011
Stephen Lance “Steph” Frasco, 63, of Kaneohe, a self-employed mechanic and an Army sergeant who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rosalie, brothers Rodney and Gary, and sister Sharon McClure. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Damiana Tumacder Garcia

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June 5, 2011
Damiana Tumacder Garcia, 85, of Aiea, a retired office clerk at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Evelyn Garcia-Perreira, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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MARION BUSH HAINES

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MARION BUSH HAINES

Island girl, “Butch” to many of her friends, passed away on June 16, 2011 at her home in Laguna Beach. She was born in Honolulu on December 15, 1924 to LeRoy Cagwin Bush and Octavia Ruth Johnson Bush.

She met her husband Dr. Charles Leroy Haines, Jr., at Stanford and settled in Altadena, California. Pre-deceased by her husband and her sister, Jane Miller, Marion is survived by four children: Tay Haines, Salt Lake City, Tex Haines and Jo Johnson, Laguna Beach, and Peter Haines, Honolulu. Six grandchildren include: Matisse Milovich, Fletcher and Quinn Johnson, Carly Haines, and Taylor and Mayson Haines.

Later Marion (and Roy) lived within blocks of the Huntington where Marion’s soul was nourished as a “super docent” for the library, gallery and gardens for over 25 years. She cheered the Dodgers, was an enthusiastic cook, and a low-handicap golfer. Marion was committed to her family, friends, and to her passions, managing to make an art of all her loves-shining brightest in entertaining-mode, with great food and a good story. Her big smile and aloha spirit carried through to the end.

A memorial service in honor of Marion will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 4 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 428 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach, California. . . . valet parking and good kau kau to follow. Everyone who knew Marion is welcome to join in saying aloha. RSVPs to the family appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Outdoor Circle (since 1912 the leading organization for protecting the beauty of Hawaii), 1314 South King St., Suite 306, Honolulu, HI 96814.

Timothy Charles Harder

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June 11, 2011
Timothy Charles Harder, 44, of Kaanapali, Maui, died at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by father Philip, mother Melinda and brother Jeffrey A. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Airport Beach, Kaanapali. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Henry Joji Henna

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June 18, 2011
Henry Joji Henna, 81, of Honolulu, a retired salesman and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Sumiko, a nephew and a niece. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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HENRY JOJI HENNA

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HENRY JOJI HENNA

Age 81, of Honolulu, passed away June 18, 2011 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born September 8, 1929 in Honolulu. Henry retired as a salesman.

He is survived by sister, Sumiko Henna; niece, Joyce Henna; nephew, David Henna.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday July 1 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11 a.m. Inurnment 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire.

David Haili Ka‘awa III

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June 22, 2011
David Haili “Bulu” Ka‘awa III, 66, of Naalehu, Hawaii, an Isemoto Construction Co. heavy-equipment operator and former employee at Christian Twigg-Smith Earth Moving, Kau Plantation and Honomalino Farm, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Madeline; sons David H. “Bulu Boy” IV, Garry D.K. and Laizer M. Ka‘awa, and Phillip Vierra; daughter Angela K.; father David H. Jr.; brothers Dennis, Dave, Larry and Eric; sisters Sarah Lazar, Doris Silva, Stephanie Mento, and Verna, Evon and Gail Ka‘awa; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward, Naalehu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Violet Ito

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June 15, 2011
Violet Ito, 79, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk at Liberty House and Times Market, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Myles, Darrell, Lloyd and Garret; daughter Sherry Noguchi; sister Martha Beckstead; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Gertrude Irene Janosko

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June 9, 2011
Gertrude Irene Janosko, 87, of Wailuku, a retired Seabury Hall bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Michael S. Jr. and Frederick A., daughter Rosemarie Foronda, sister Rita Fernandez, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church, Paia. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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DR. CHRISTOPHER WAYNE JOHNSON

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DR. CHRISTOPHER WAYNE JOHNSON

DR. CHRISTOPHER WAYNE JOHNSON, age 45, of Hollywood, Florida, formerly of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away in Bay Pines, Florida on June 4, 2011. Born March 7, 1966 in Kailua, he was a podiatrist and owner of “Dr. Chris Johnson Podiatry Home Care” in Florida. Survived by parents, Rodney and Kay Johnson; brother, Brad (Dayna) Johnson; sisters, Lei (Matt) Wong, Kuuipo (Harry) Santana, Roxanne (Chris) Cardejon; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins.

Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (7/02/2011) at the Keolu Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1461 Kanapu’u Drive, Enchanted Lake, Kailua). Service 11:30 a.m.; grave dedication and burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences at: www.Borthwick Oahu.com

Iopu Fale Jr.

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May 18, 2011
Iopu Fale Jr., 50, of Aiea, a Farrington High School special education teacher, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai sons Abel and Kinston Kerisiano, Tivia Fuimaono, Siaosi Siaosi, Sapati Laloulu, Anthony Samuelu, Raymond Melei, Wesley Akeli and Mario Fatafehi; hanai daughters Ariel Griffen, Talia Ng-Satoga, Pennylaine Vaelua, Hailey Satoga, Kiara Griffin, Lalago Soi, Keila and Kaitlyn Salave‘a, Marlene Lafaele, Si‘i Maiava, Salamasina Fuimaono, Taimane Fale, Monalisa Mareko and Vailua Tafao; father the Rev. Iopu Sr.; brothers William F. and Franklin Fale, and Gabriel Griffin; sisters Sua Taiti, Penifea Satoga, Lenora Fale and Lorena M. Fooks; hanai brothers Dwayne K. Kaulia, Hauoli Akaka, Piapo Nihipahi, Keawe Lopes, Mataio Pulusila and Sio Filipo; and hanai sisters Susan Manuma, Amanda Salanoa, Meleane Tafao, Tiresa Pagofie, Saipeti Lafaele, Felili Filipo, Tologa Ioelu, Ku‘ulei Akaka and Tracy Lopes. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Community Church. Burial: noon Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Louisa Leimamo Kauhane

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June 18, 2011
Louisa Leimamo Kauhane, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a housekeeper for Francis E. Brown, Hilton Hawaiian Village, and laborer for Hawaiian Cold Storage, died at home. She was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Lehua Kihe, Lanihau Akau, Keala Tagavilla and Maile Rapoza; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Mokulea Bay at the old Kona Lagoon grounds in Keauhou, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ernest Douglas Kealoha

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ERNEST DOUGLAS KEALOHA
Born: March 25, 1942
Died: June 27, 2010

ROOKIE….There is not a day that goes by that we do not think of you. You went too soon, like a bolt
of lightening across the summer sky. You were gone we can’t wait to see you again. We miss you PAPA E.

Molleen, Scarlett, Richard, Sue Anne, Danny, Molly, Allen, Lisa, Sione, Kala, Darlene, Kale, Ashley, Bryson, Derek, Kainoa Michael, Vikatolia, Keola, Kayla, Dallas, Kainalu, and Honi your beloved dog.

UL SUN KIM

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UL SUN KIM

Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away June 13, 2011 at Palolo Chinese Home. Born November 20. 1921 in Seoul, S Korea.

She is survived by daughter, Nana (Samford) Kamezawa; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday July 2 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

James Kalama Koanui

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June 18, 2011
James Kalama Koanui, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Army Reserve sergeant major, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hannah; son Clifford; brother Christopher; sisters Elaine Kim-Kama, Madeline McKeague, Francine Woodward and Donna Goo; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. July 5 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Sanford Yoshiaki Kotani

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June 7, 2011
Sanford Yoshiaki Kotani, 53, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Shannon Nichols; mother Betty T.; brothers Bryan Y., Delbert R. and Jody Y.; and sister Dessie M. Kiyabu. Private services.

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Ellen Shigematsu Lau

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May 28, 2011
Ellen Shigematsu Lau, 96, of Aiea, a retired owner of Lau Farm LLC, died at home. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Nelson Y., daughter Lynette S.A. Tamanaha, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Bessie Wong Lee

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June 8, 2011
Bessie Wong Lee, 87, of Vancouver, Wash., died in Vancouver. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Leonora Y.J. Grey, Sandra L. Reed and Naomi L. Kong; sister May Lei Yanagawa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. No services. Private burial. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Delphina Ramos Mahuna

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June 16, 2011
Delphina Ramos Mahuna, 92, of Paauilo Mauka, Hawaii, a retired Honokaa High School custodian, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Paauilo Mauka. She is survived by son Myron, daughter Charlette Norfleet and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa, Hawaii. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Harry Gerald Maldonado

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May 31, 2011
Harry Gerald “Jerry” Maldonado, 67, of Honolulu, a bartender and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Steven; daughters Tamara and Jessica; brothers Gilbert, Victor and Reginald; sisters Lou-Marie Puckett, Verna Makuakane and Regina Willing; and two grandchildren. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran