Archive for July 1st, 2011

Damien Man-Ho Ah-Nee

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June 27, 2011
Damien Man-Ho Ah-Nee, 56, of Waianae, a painter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances U.; sons Damien K. Hanuna, and James K. and Noah I. Ah-Nee; daughter Angela Hanuna; father James K.; brothers Joseph Akai and Ponipake Ah-Nee; sisters Josephine Lee and Johanna Randolph; and two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Makaha Beach. Casual attire.

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Isabel Kaupe Ahrens

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June 15, 2011
Isabel Kaupe Ahrens, 84, of Waianae, a retired Waianae Elementary School janitorial office supervisor and Waipahu Bakery prep assistant, died in Leeward Integrated Health Services. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Matthew, Moses, Jeremiah and Jeffrey Naone, Roy Bagorio and Elroy Ahrens; daughters Ruth Cachola and Diane Ahrens-Obedoza; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Masaru Asato

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June 24, 2011
Masaru “Jeff” Asato, 83, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo. He is survived by wife Yukiko, sons Darrell and Chad, daughter Maxine Yamamoto, sisters Haruko Yamauchi and Masako Kimoto, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hanaye Endo

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June 6, 2011
Hanaye “Harriet” Endo, 86, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Sharon Kageyama, Elaine Lee, Eleanor Swift and Tammy Ferrara; brother Tom Kondo; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ron Takashi Fukumoto

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June 13, 2011
Ron Takashi Fukumoto, 85, of Honolulu, a U.S. government supply clerk at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army veteran, died. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Doreen H. Morimoto and Charlene K. Lum; sisters Fusako Miyamoto, Joan Nihei and Kimie Daniels; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published on Wednesday.

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Joseph Elliott Hebert

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June 20, 2011
Joseph Elliott Hebert, 50, of Hilo, a Farwest Resources proprietor and director, died at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by sons Lewis and Eugene, brothers John and Ernie, and sisters Susan and Lucy Hebert, and Annie Scott and Josie Adams. Services to be held at a later date in Oregon. Condolences may be sent to Ernest Hebert, 26398 S.W. Labrousse Road, Sherwood, OR 97140.

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Ronald K.L. Ho

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June 24, 2011
Ronald K.L. Ho, 65, of Honolulu, a Hyatt Regency Hotel retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Ernest and Melvin, and sister Marian Y. Private services.

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TOSHIKO “LEFTY” ISHIZAKI

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TOSHIKO “LEFTY” ISHIZAKI

Age 77, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away June 23, 2011 in Aiea. Born May 7, 1934 in Waimea, Kauai, HI. Toshiko retired from the Public Works Center on Ford Island. She was a member of the Aiea Makule Bowling League.

She is survived by husband, Masato Ishizaki; daughters, Renee (Dean) Kaneshiro, Tracy (Nick) Du of CA; sister, Shizuko (Larry) Nakamoto; 4 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Cecilia Jardin

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June 17, 2011
Cecilia Jardin, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Charlotte P. Ornellas, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Catholic prayer: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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HARRY KIYOSHI KIHARA

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HARRY KIYOSHI KIHARA
June 10, 2011

Harry Kiyoshi Kihara, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrician and Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wahiawa.

He is survived by wife, Jean H.; sons, Troy I. (Diane) and Bart Y. (Holli); daughter, Kimberly R. (Mark) Yamauchi; sisters, Alice Kanemaru, Dorothy Aruga and Florence Ideue; sister-in-law, Marian Kihara; and four grandchildren.

Private services.

GARY ISAMU KONDO

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GARY ISAMU KONDO

Gary Isamu Kondo passed peacefully away on June 11, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born February 24, 1947 in Honolulu. Son of the late Chiyokichi and Miyako Kondo, Gary grew up in the Mc Cully area where his family owned Kondo Auto Paint & Service and he attended Bingham Tract Elementary and Stevenson Intermediate. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1964 and the University of Hawaii in 1968 where he was an enthusiastic member of the Phi Kappa Pi fraternity.

Gary went on to receive a doctorate of dental surgery at the University of Detroit where he graduated Cum Laude and was the recipient of a number of awards, including the clinical practitioner’s award and the crown and bridge award. Upon graduation, he was inducted into both the Alpha Sigma Nu-National Jesuit Honor Society and the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society in 1972. Dr. Kondo went on to receive residency training and a specialty certificate in Endodontics and served as a clinical instructor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Detroit.

Dr. Kondo had a tremendous impact on the lives of everyone who knew him both professionally and in business. After being in private practice in Michigan, he returned home to Hawaii in 1974 to join as a partner with Endodontic
Associates, the largest endodontic group practice in Hawaii, and also served as an instructor in the Queen’s Medical Center Dental Residency program from 1975-1990.

For 30 years, he practiced as an endodontist in Hawaii. He was a driving force that helped shape Hawaii’s dental industry as Trustee of the Hawaii Dental Association, President of the Honolulu County Dental Society, President of the Hawaii Independent Dental Alliance, President of the Hawaii Smile Centers, the entity that delivered Britesmile teeth whitening in Hawaii, American Dental Alliance, a dental practice management company, and finally as the President and CEO of Hawaii Dental Group, Hawaii Family Dental Centers, Hawaii’s largest group dental practice serving 10 communities on four islands.

Never content with the status quo, Dr. Kondo was also a visionary entrepreneur who founded a number of highly successful and timely businesses outside of his chosen profession. Among them were Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems over 21 years ago, which grew to become Hawaii’s largest medical waste treatment contractor serving over a thousand of Hawaii’s hospitals and medical facilities on all islands. Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems led to the formation of Honua Technologies, one of the first Act 221 qualified high technology businesses in Hawaii, which manufactures a non-incineration technology for medical, pharmaceutical, and low-level radioactive waste, and Honua Power, one of the first independent renewable energy power producers which is developing the first biomass
gasification power plant on Oahu.

A former member of the Board of the Hawaii Community Development Authority and a supporter of many political causes, Dr. Kondo gave back to his community as much as possible. Dr. Kondo was a strong supporter of local non-profits. He was also a generous contributor to his Alma Mater, Roosevelt High School, The University of Hawaii and University of Detroit Dental School. He was especially proud of his most recent contribution to Shriners Hospital, where he served as a member of the Friends Board. Dr. Kondo took great pride in conceiving of and launching the first children’s dental facility at Shriners Hospital which will serve basic dental needs for children throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Rim.

Amongst many interests, his favorites were golf, baseball and music. He was a devoted golfing member of Waialae Country Club for nearly 20 years, he founded the Hawaii Historical Baseball Society, and he regularly enjoyed Kanikapila with his friends and family.

Dr. Kondo is survived by his wife Mary Oxley Kondo, children Kevin Kondo (Kelly) and Michelle Kondo Ho (Peter), sister Ann Kondo Corum (Van), brother David Kondo, brother-in-law Jim Oxley (Takako), mother-in-law Eleanor Oxley, four grandchildren, Keira Kondo, Eian Kondo, Kahn Ho and Lia Ho, three nephews Ken Corum, AJ Oxley, and Neil Kondo, his niece Masako Oxley, cousins, auntys and uncles, many more loyal and trusted comrades, and finally, his beloved dachshunds, Coco and Oprah.

Dr. Kondo’s family is eternally grateful for the tremendous support and love received from their friends and colleagues during this time. The family would also like to thank and commend the incredible doctors, nurses, and staff of Queen’s Medical Center and all of the other healthcare professionals who touched the lives of Dr. Kondo and his family during the final months of his life.
Services will be held Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the Waialae Country Club. Visitation is from 3:30 p.m.; Services begin at 5:00 p.m.; aloha attire; the family kindly requests no flowers. Parking at Waialae Country Club will be very limited – please carpool. A parking and shuttle service will also be available from Hunakai Park (at Hunakai Street and Farmers Road) in Kahala. Donations can be made in Memory of Gary I. Kondo to Shriners Hospital in Honolulu, Catholic Charities of Hawaii, or the Hawaii Food Bank.

Donald Matthew

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June 13, 2011
Donald Matthew, 68, of Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands, a pastor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in the Republic of Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Miako; sons Darryl, Stanney, Tommy and Wilton; daughters Mary R., Glacel, Mattie and Marion Matthew and Mayancel Benjamin; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Majuro.

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Tom Tomoharu Tanizaki

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June 26, 2011
Tom Tomoharu Tanizaki, 82, of Pukalani, Maui, a Haleakala Dairy truck driver, died in Pukalani. He was born in Pukalani. He is survived by wife Misae, son James, daughters Naomi Tanizaki and Akimi Mitake, brother David S., sisters Sadame Harada and Sue S. Nakashima, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

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Walter Yutaka Tokuda

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June 5, 2011
Walter Yutaka Tokuda, 83, of Honolulu, a retired farmer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepmother Mitsuko; brothers Shizuo, Henry S., Edward T., Ronald H., Wallace S. and Wayne M.; and sisters Janet T. Higa, Barbara M. Arakaki, Elizabeth A. Nakama, and Lillian Y. Nakao. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Taro Yamada

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June 26, 2011
Taro Yamada, 91, of Hilo, a retired anthurium grower, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary, daughter Margo Erickson, sister Ethel Kamimura, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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ELSON LACISTE YANUARIA

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ELSON LACISTE YANUARIA

Age 63, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away June 17, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born December 24, 1947 in Baranggay #9, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Owner of Elson’s Goldsmith Incorporated. Vice Moderator of Moanalua Community Church.

He is survived by wife, Melinda S. Yanuaria; daughters, Janel (Tony) Guira, Vena (Jeremy) Joco; sons, Elson (Evalani) Yanuaria Jr, Calin Yanuaria; 7 grandchildren; parents, Osias and Estrella Yanuaria; brother, Erwin Yanuaria; sisters, Ofelia (Lolito) Luzod of San Jose, CA, Hedy (Mario) Ganos, Everly (Brandon) Le of San Jose, CA; 1 niece & 1 nephew.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (July 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 6) at Moanalua Community Church; (4867 Bougainville Dr., Moanalua) Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ellen Sueko Yotsuya

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May 26, 2011
Ellen Sueko Yotsuya, 84, of Kailua, a retired state registered nurse at Maluhia Hospital, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sister Mitsuko Umetsu and numerous nephews and nieces. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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