Archive for July 24th, 2011

GRACE TOSHIKO ARAKAWA

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GRACE TOSHIKO ARAKAWA

Age 90 of Honolulu, loving wife, mother, and sister passed away July 13, 2011. She is survived by sons Glen and Charles, daughters Linette Arakawa and Marian Crocco; brother Walter Moriyama, sisters Alice Yogi, Nancy Tome and Ellen Harvey; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Visitation 10:00am Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Kalihi Union Church, Funeral Service 10:30am. Private burial at Valley of the Temples.

TERESITA PANONCILLO ARRIBA

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TERESITA PANONCILLO ARRIBA

Age 56, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away July 10, 2011 in Waipahu. Born September 8, 1954 in Iligan City, Mindanao, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Mario G. Arriba, Sr.; sons, Mario Arriba, Jr., Herman Arriba; daughters, Melissa Arriba, Sarah Arriba, Jessica Mervin; brothers, Gilbert Panoncillo, Jr., Carlito Panoncillo, Cesar Panoncillo; sisters, Julieta Driskell, Nenita Viloria; grandson, Kaydien Nieves Arriba.

Private Services were held.

Kenneth Kenichi Asato

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July 16, 2011
Kenneth Kenichi “Kenchi” Asato, 89, of Pearl City, a retired Holmes & Narver construction foreman and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by son Bernard K.; daughters Iona E. Choy and Arleen A. Asato; brothers Sadao “Lawrence,” Kazuo “Norman” and Tatsuo “Daniel”; sister Yukiko “Loretta” Yoshimoto; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Norman James Camara

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June 8, 2011
Norman James Camara, 75, of Waianae, a retired Hawaiian Telcom communications technician, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Jeffrey and John; daughters Leslyn Martinez, Jerrae Miranda and Amber Martin; brothers Francis and Allen; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Ernesto Cacho Combes

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July 11, 2011
Ernesto Cacho Combes, 43, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. factory employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pagasinan, Philippines. He is survived by fiancee Cathy Balicoco; sons Edgar Agonias and Richard and Christopher Mendoza; mother Mercedes; brothers Federico Sr. and Gaudencio Combes, and Romy Jacobe; sister Primitiva Bibay; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at the family residence in Pahoa. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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Tadatsugu Wayne Endo

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July 5, 2011
Tadatsugu Wayne Endo, 85, of Makawao, Maui, a retired carpenter and farmer, died in Wailuku. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Earl; daughters Ethel “Amy” and Robin Endo, Bonnie Estrella, Cindy Hanks and Wendy Davis; caregiver and grandchild Aaron; 14 other grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

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Charlotte Kehaulani Felipe

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July 18, 2011
Charlotte Kehaulani Felipe, 71, of Lanai City, a pineapple industry employee, died in Lanai Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Florindo “Pete”; sons Mark, Michael “Mickey,” Mitchell “Miko” and Christopher “Kaleo”; sisters Roseline Carpio, Margo Watson, Diane Leong and Violet “Kalei” Hee; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai. Mass: 11 a.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Send flowers to Maui services only. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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MARCIANO MORALES GUILLERMO

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MARCIANO MORALES GUILLERMO

Age 71, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away July 10, 2011 in Pearl City. Born January 19, 1940 in Laoag City, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Proteza D. Guillermo; son, Jerwin D. (Heidi) Guillermo; daughter, Jesusa “Susan” (Gerry) Quinabo; brother, Anatolio (Magdalena) Guillermo; sisters, Paula G. Villahermosa, Consolacion (Dominador) Pascual; grandchildren, Gyssela, Jehriko.

Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Wednesday (July 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial to take place in the Philippines.

Melvin Rikio Higashi

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MELVIN RIKIO HIGASHI
July 14, 2011

Melvin R. “Mel” Higashi, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Company Supervisor Dispatcher, died at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu.

He is survived by wife Joyce S.; son Ryan M. (Pam); daughter Shari M.; and grandchildren Brandon and Jessica. Visitation: 10 a.m.

Sunday, July 31 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Robert Wayne Soares Jr.

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July 2, 2011
Robert Wayne Soares Jr., 35, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a truck driver and mechanic, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kandice; daughter Treyslyn; stepdaughter Teisha Nacis; parents Robert and Bernadette; and sisters Bernadine and Francine Paasch, Sheriann Soares, Junedale Rios and Geri Heu.Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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Moses Vierra Jr.

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July 15, 2011
Moses Vierra Jr., 75, of Waianae, a Global Associates Co. laborer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Irene; sons Moses III and Manuel; daughters Donna Blakemore, Regina and Susan Vierra, and Katherine Quarles; brother Ronald; sister Vanessa; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Irene Vierra’s residence, 87-871 Hakimo Road, Waianae.

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Steven Alvin Kahunanui

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July 11, 2011
Steven Alvin “Honey Boy” Kahunanui, 67, of Wailuku, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by son Gino Aquino; daughters Gail Aquino, Vanessa Tau-a, Santy “Pua” and Stephanie “Ipo” Mateo, and Jane “Kainoa” Luis-Mateo; brother Harry Sr.; sisters Sister Lucia Iwata and Mildred Purdy; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 7:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hale Kiawe at the Kahului boat ramp. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Kenneth Susumu Kanda

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July 14, 2011
Kenneth Susumu Kanda, 77, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent and salesman, and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kinue N., brother Henry and sister Mitsuko Sato. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private urn committal services. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jean H. Keanini

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July 20, 2011
Jean H. Keanini, 85, of Lahaina, a former Lahaina Fashions salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Wayne, brothers George and Stanley Takeuchi, sister Lily Takeuchi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lolita Mae Ko

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June 24, 2011
Lolita Mae “Aunty Li” Ko, 76, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai daughter Mela Kealoha-Lindsey, brother George Padilla, sisters Elsie Lee and Rose Chow, and a hanai grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. Aug. 1 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Lei and tropical flowers welcome.

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Hin Chiu Lau

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June 29, 2011
Hin Chiu Lau, 88, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center retiree, primary broker and owner of Hin Chiu Lau Real Estate Brokerage Inc. and an Army master sergeant who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Leong Doo, Zhong Shan, China. He is survived by wife Rachel; daughters Beverlyn Chong, Raelynn Pang and Jerelyn Waialae; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Ida Kamakahukilani Lee

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April 22, 2011
Ida Kamakahukilani Lee, 98, of Bellevue, Wash., died in Bellevue. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Carlson “Bunny,” daughters Alethea L. Caspers and Challiss L. Vanich-Angkul, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m.

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Louis M. Marks

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July 19, 2011
Louis M. Marks, 98, of Waimanalo, a retired merchant seaman for Matson Co., died in Aiea. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Jessie C.L.; son Louis; daughters Jean Boskie, Cynthia Marks and Donna Daniels; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Jerry Julio Agustin Pasion

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July 8, 2011
Jerry Julio Agustin Pasion, 45, of Wailuku, a car repairman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlita N.; daughters Joane M., Lovely and Kristelyn; father Domingo; mother Flora; brothers Joel, Jimmy and Joey; sisters Jemma and Jenny; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kahului. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Akiona Sanoria

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July 19, 2011
Robert Akiona “Bobby” Sanoria, 67, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired engineer at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, an aide at ARC of Kona, a construction laborer and Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Darlen; son Robert Jr.; daughter Barbara; brothers Fred, Richard and Raymond Sanoria, and Tony Akiona; sister Marlene; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Irene Hisako Sato

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July 8, 2011
Irene Hisako “H” Sato, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House salesclerk, died. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sisters Janet Akahoshi and Ellen Arakaki. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Goro Shiroma

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July 7, 2011
Goro Shiroma, 88, of Kailua, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Molly Y.; sons Nathan T., Eugene A., Miles G. and Kerry N.; sister Gertrude T. Choy; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Matilda K. Pokipala Silva

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July 20, 2011
Matilda K. Pokipala Silva, 83, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Realtor, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Paulette, Maydeen, Benjamin, Rubin and Michelle; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 7 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Church Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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JOSEPH KANAKAO`O KANIAUPIO SR.

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JOSEPH KANAKAO`O KANIAUPIO SR.

Joseph Kanakao’o Kaniaupio Sr., 87, of Kailua died Saturday, July 2, 2011 at his residence. He was born March 31, 1924 in Maunawili. He retired as a Heavy Equipment Operator, IBEW 1186 Electrical Union. He was a faithful member of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1978. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Judd Kaniaupio. Children: Luwella “Sweetheart” Leonardi, Joseph Kaniaupio Jr, and Edith Kaleo. Step-Children: Junelle Kekahuna, Buddy Wong, Leland Wong and Jamieson Wong, 29 grandchildren, 56 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son Marshall Kaniaupio, step daughter Jemima “Honeygirl” Waiolama, Lyann Thayer and Grand Daughter Tiare Franco.

A Memorial will be held on Saturday, July 30th at Waimanalo Intermediate School Cafeteria, 41-1330 Kalanianaole Hwy. Visitation: 4 pm. Services: 5:30 pm. Scattering of ashes will be held July 31st at Kaiona Beach Park at 9:30 am.

Lydell K. Taomia

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July 17, 2011
Lydell K. Taomia, 24, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a restaurant prep cook, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Louisiana. He is survived by mother Melvalyne; brother Stardale; sisters Leilyne T. Pale, and Madeline and Kaylen Taomia; and grandparent Benjamin Raymond. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward, Hawi, Hawaii. Services: noon. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery.

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TOOT-Z (AKA “VIVIAN”) TYRRELL

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TOOT-Z (aka “VIVIAN”) TYRRELL

Toot-Z (aka “Vivian”) Tyrrell passed away peacefully on July 10th. She had reached her goal of living a healthy and happy life for almost 101 years. She had her degree in library science and initially worked as a librarian in Chicago’s main library, then worked as the right hand to several Chicago business owners until retiring. After retirement she and her sister Violet Fross (now 91 years young) became Professional Clowns entertaining children and seniors to bring laughter and love into their lives. She was living in Honolulu and is survived by her son, Jack Tyrrell, Realtor and former practicing CPA in Honolulu and his fiancÈ, May Lew. Toot-Z’s wish was to forego having a service and instead her family will have a private celebration of her wonderful life. Donations suggested to The Rainee Barkhorn Charitable Foundation c/o Jack Tyrrell 1288 Ala Moana Blvd #4A, Hon., Hi 96814.

Koei Uechi

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July 9, 2011
Koei Uechi, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired Dynamic Industries general superintendent and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Arlene; son Daniel; daughters Ann Nagamine, Valerie Taga and Alice Riley; sisters Lillian Matsumoto, Norie Uyeda, Yurie Takai and Elaine Yamashita; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Richard Kazuo Umeno

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July 13, 2011
Richard Kazuo Umeno, 97, of Hilo, a bookkeeper at the former Bevway Corp. in Hilo, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Keaau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Douglas and Dennis; daughters Patricia Ah Sing, Irma Imai and Lois Wakida; sister Fujie Murakami; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Thomas Michael Wilk

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May 29, 2011
Thomas Michael Wilk, 68, of Honolulu, a banking industry employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by brother Ken and sister Susan Zach. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Calvin Chonn Hing Wong

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July 14, 2011
Calvin Chonn Hing “Bucky” Wong, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Pacific University groundskeeper and an airline jet mechanic at Lockheed and Aloha Airlines, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen B.Y.; sons Bryan and Derrick; daughter Cheryl Lynn Miller; hanai sons Stephen and Troy Remigio; brother Clinton; sisters Joyce Gum, Velma Sasaki and Beverly Wong; and four grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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