Archive for July 18th, 2011

AJI SAM BENJAMIN

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AJI SAM BENJAMIN

Age 83, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 25, 2011 in Pearl City. Born February 7, 1928 in Marshall Islands. Retired sailor with the Merchant Marines.

He is survived by sons, Josa Benjamin, Almar Benjamin, Arvie Benjamin; daughters, Emilie Clarence, Nennet Joel; sisters, Anban Libokmeto, Namiko Sue, Evlan Jeik; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

Yvonne Blackiston Fernandez

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June 24, 2011
Yvonne Blackiston Fernandez, 73, of Kailua, a Pali Lanes bowling alley desk clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael, John, Darin and Scott; brother Peter “Chubby” Mainaaupo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralserv­ices.com.

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Yvonne Blackiston Fernandez

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June 24, 2011
Yvonne Blackiston Fernandez, 73, of Kailua, a Pali Lanes bowling alley desk clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael, John, Darin and Scott; brother Peter “Chubby” Mainaaupo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Cy Kiyoshi Hakikawa

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June 29, 2011
Cy Kiyoshi Hakikawa, 46, of Honolulu, a Straub Clinic & Hospital radiology technologist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte, son Jett, father Earl, brother Michael and sister Sandra Kochiyama. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Union Atherton Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. July 25 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwick­oahu.com.

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Cy Kiyoshi Hakikawa

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June 29, 2011
Cy Kiyoshi Hakikawa, 46, of Honolulu, a Straub Clinic & Hospital radiology technologist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte, son Jett, father Earl, brother Michael and sister Sandra Kochiyama. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Union Atherton Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. July 25 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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FRANCISCO “FRANK” LATORRE, JR.

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FRANCISCO “FRANK” LATORRE, JR.

Age 72, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 23, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 15, 1939 in Hilo, Hawaii. Frank served 45 years of honor to the Hawaii Army National Guard. He devoted his life to his family and Kempo Karate.

He is survived by wife, Helen Latorre; daughters, Noreen Latorre-Holt, Helene Fontes of California; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (July 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (July 21) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea); Mass 9:30 a.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

Patsy Yuriko Kanzaki

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July 11, 2011
Patsy Yuriko Kanzaki, 84, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government Department of the Army clerk at Fort Shafter, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clayton M., daughters Raynette S. Gomoto and Shanon N. Miho, sister Sadie S. Inouye and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Violet Sumiko Kawasaki

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July 5, 2011
Violet Sumiko Kawasaki, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas, sons Brian and Dean, sisters Ann Nogami and Grace Kaneshiro, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Karl Loa

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July 12, 2011
Karl Loa, 60, of Honolulu, a carpenter and beach boy, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pago Pago, Samoa. He is survived by wife Jerileah; son Kainalu; mother Maria; brothers Andy Roache, and Kenneth and John Loa; and sister Doris Mc’Sadzen. Private services.

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Ashline Lilia Manipon

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June 27, 2011
Ashline Lilia “Blue” Manipon, 59, of Waianae, a retired Oahu Transit Services bus driver, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by companion Elizabeth Hagerty; hanai daughter Christina Nunes; brothers Jerry Lee, and Marino, Maxcimo and Benny Manipon; and sisters Charmaine Markee, Yolanda Joaquin, Mercedes Popa, Rose Nunes and Loretta Manipon. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Patricia Mae Tanouye McKeon

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July 5, 2011
Patricia Mae Tanouye McKeon, 69, of Honolulu, a culinarian, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Jennifer Gonzales, brother Calvin Tanouye, sisters Sandi Thornton and Marie Fernandez, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Church of the Crossroads. Services: 11 a.m. Reception to follow. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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Tomiko Minamoto

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July 2, 2011
Tomiko Minamoto, 91, of Hono­lulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in El Monte, Calif. She is survived by son Mark T., three grandchildren and three great-grand- children. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Tomiko Minamoto

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July 2, 2011
Tomiko Minamoto, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in El Monte, Calif. She is survived by son Mark T., three grandchildren and three great-grand- children. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jitsuo Mizota

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July 9, 2011
Jitsuo “Jeepo” Mizota, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Ilikai Hotel bartender and an Army veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Grace K., son Tracy M., daughter Sandra T. and sisters Fumi Satake and Asaye Mizota. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Jitsuo Mizota

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July 9, 2011
Jitsuo “Jeepo” Mizota, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Ilikai Hotel bartender and an Army veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Grace K., son Tracy M., daughter Sandra T. and sisters Fumi Satake and Asaye Mizota. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Katherine Lyman Mount

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June 30, 2011
Katherine Lyman “Kass” Mount, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a retired editor for A.B. Dick and the Christian Science Monitor in Chicago, died at home. She was born in Winnetka, Ill. She is survived by husband Ellis, daughter Marsha Eckert, son Paul, sister Louise Dickson and a grandchild. Services: 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Regency at Hualalai. Flowers welcome.

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HAROLD H. “NAKA” NAKAMURA

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HAROLD H. “NAKA” NAKAMURA

Age 83, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away June 18, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born October 1, 1927 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Retired employee from Hawaiian Tel.

He is survived by son, Bruce H. (Edee) Nakamura; daughter, Jill R. (Stephen H.T.) Wong; sister, Jane (Saburo) Matsumoto; 5 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Saturday (July 23) at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Shoichi Nomura

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June 17, 2011
Shoichi “Andy” Nomura, 91, of Honolulu, a Hickam Air Force Base retiree and an Army veteran who was a member of Company B, 100th Battalion, and who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther S.; son Daniel S.; daughters Marian M., Lisa M. and Edna M.; brother Herbert S.; sisters Jane M. Nakanishi and Nellie N. Sakai; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Shoichi Nomura

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June 17, 2011
Shoichi “Andy” Nomura, 91, of Honolulu, a Hickam Air Force Base retiree and an Army veteran who was a member of Company B, 100th Battalion, and who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther S.; son Daniel S.; daughters Marian M., Lisa M. and Edna M.; brother Herbert S.; sisters Jane M. Nakanishi and Nellie N. Sakai; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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LORRAINE BARBARA LOBETOS PAPAS

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LORRAINE BARBARA LOBETOS PAPAS

Age 76, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 28, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born September 4, 1934 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired adult supervisor for Kaimiloa Elementary School, Ewa Beach. She was an active member of the Bereavement Committee and Choir at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Also a member of the San Miguel Club, Ewa.

She is survived by sons, Paul (Karen) Papas, Clyde Papas, Mark (Rowena) Papas; daughters, Elizabeth (Douglas) Cabral, Francine (Robert) Cabral; brother, John (Erma) Lobetos; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (July 22) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

George Park

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July 13, 2011
George Park, 78, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired commercial Realtor, an Army veteran and two-time Hawaii state senior golf champion, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Spring Canyon, Utah. He is survived by wife Nancy, sons Gregg LaShelle and Derek Park, brother Young, sister Mary and a grandchild.

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George Park

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July 13, 2011
George Park, 78, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired commercial Realtor, an Army veteran and two-time Hawaii state senior golf champion, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Spring Canyon, Utah. He is survived by wife Nancy, sons Gregg LaShelle and Derek Park, brother Young, sister Mary and a grandchild.

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MARGARET FRANCES PEREZ

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MARGARET FRANCES PEREZ

Age 77, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 26, 2011 in Pearl City. Born December 29, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired chef at the Pali Momi Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific and numerous restaurants. Preceeded in death by husband of 55 years Ralph Perez Jr.

She is survived by daughter, Lorene (Bryan) Barboza; sons, Mike (Yu) Perez, Randy (Tina) Perez; sister, Carol Morris; brothers, Eugene (Cynthia) Zimbra, Ted (Kim) Lindo; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (July 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Daraneil Ulalia Perry

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July 6, 2011
Daraneil Ulalia “Dani Girl” Perry, 54, of Kailua-Kona, a Sunshine Helicopters sales manager and hula dancer, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Allen; mother Louneille Limahai; brothers John, Kenlen and Kendale Limahai; sisters Herbie Kupahu and Maryloo Kuhaulua; hanai brothers Keoni Atkinson and Gabe Nicholas; and hanai sister Jana Moniz. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. July 31 at Hale Halawai. For information, call Keoni Atkinson at 989-7631. Oahu services: noon Aug. 4 at Waimanalo Beach Park. For information, call Herbie Kupahu at 563-0556.

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Takeo Sato

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June 27, 2011
Takeo Sato, 84, of Aiea, a retired electrician at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; sons Edward Sato, and Gary and Richard Nedervelt; daughters Janice Medeiros, and Lana, Naomi and Diana Nedervelt; brothers Ted and Harry; sisters Ellen, Jane, Harriett and Carol; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Takeo Sato

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June 27, 2011
Takeo Sato, 84, of Aiea, a retired electrician at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; sons Edward Sato, and Gary and Richard Nedervelt; daughters Janice Medeiros, and Lana, Naomi and Diana Nedervelt; brothers Ted and Harry; sisters Ellen, Jane, Harriett and Carol; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Jose Arriola Sonoda

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July 3, 2011
Jose Arriola Sonoda, 73, of Honolulu, an Army engineer and veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He is survived by sons Jose A. Jr. and Anthony P.; daughters Maria S. Cruz, Annette P. Sonoda, Donna S. Harlan and Therese Meyer; brother Jesus R.A.; sister Rosario S. Kessler; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 25 at the Newman Center. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneral- services.com.

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Jose Arriola Sonoda

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July 3, 2011
Jose Arriola Sonoda, 73, of Honolulu, an Army engineer and veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He is survived by sons Jose A. Jr. and Anthony P.; daughters Maria S. Cruz, Annette P. Sonoda, Donna S. Harlan and Therese Meyer; brother Jesus R.A.; sister Rosario S. Kessler; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 25 at the Newman Center. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneral- services.com.

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