Archive for July 31st, 2011

ELIZAR MARTIN MARCOS ACORDA

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ELIZAR MARTIN MARCOS ACORDA

Age 23, of Kahuku, Hawaii, passed away July 3, 2011 in Kailua. Born December 14, 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was employed by Waikele Golf Course and loved surfing, golfing & hunting.

He is survived by mother, Elsa Marcos Acorda; brother, Elmar (Savanna) Acorda; maternal grandmother, Aniana Marcos; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins; girlfriend/special companion, Kirah Orian.

Visitation 5:30 – 9 p.m. Friday (August 5) at St Roch Catholic Church; (56-350 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku) Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday at St Roch Catholic Church; Mass 11 a.m.

Robert Loreto Arellano

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July 12, 2011
Robert Loreto “Bobby” Arellano, 63, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel bellman and laundry attendant, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Sean, daughters Rhonda Bell and Fran Arellano-Guillen, sisters Jane Arellano and Amy Baruel, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mana Christian Ohana, formerly Kahilu Town Hall, in Waimea, Hawaii. Services: 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire.

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John Beresiwsky

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July 25, 2011
John Beresiwsky, 68, of Honolulu, an adjunct professor at Chaminade University, Hawaii Pacific University, University of Hawaii and Kapiolani Community College, and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Malastiw, Ukraine. He is survived by wife Carol; sons Evahn, Stefan and Evash; brother Bohdan; and sisters Daria Shaw and Irene Hamm. Private services. Donations suggested to Weisenthal Cancer Group Memorial Fund, 16512 Burke Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.

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Layton Hoon Sun Chew

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July 16, 2011
Layton Hoon Sun Chew, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Transportation licensed land surveyor and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Guangzhou, China. He is survived by wife Ellen, sons Garrett and Gordon, daughter Debbie, sisters Betty Chang and Judy Reis, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lawrence Martin Conley

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July 14, 2011
Lawrence Martin “Larry” Conley, 60, of Honolulu, a retired city contracts manager and an Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He was born in Auburn, N.Y. He is survived by mother Mary E. Calandro, brother Peter W., stepbrother Gerry McLaughlin and stepsister Elaine Brodock. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kakaako Waterfront Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual or aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Judith Ann Cunningham

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June 28, 2011
Judith Ann Cunningham, 70, of Waipahu, an Oahu Community Correctional Center retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Denver. She is survived by companion Herbert “Mr. Aloha” Hew-Len, daughter Rosanne Kaleikau, brother Paul Stein, sisters Danette Wallenstrom and Sharon Gentry, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.

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James Florentino Daguimol

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July 10, 2011
James Florentino Daguimol, also known as James Baldogo Daguimol, 74, of Honolulu, a retired customer relations representative at The Gas Co., died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Crescencia A., son Gary, daughters Julie Ancheta and Jo-Ann Sagaysay, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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May Kaulani Enos

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July 21, 2011
May Kaulani Enos, 69, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert, Terry and Kevin; daughter Tracy; brother Raymond Agpoon; sisters Loretta Evangelista, Florence Respicio and Odetta Ah Nee; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

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Charles Larry Flippo

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July 12, 2011
Charles Larry Flippo, 55, of Aiea, a health and safety specialist for EA Engineering, Science & Technology Inc., died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Richmond, Va. He is survived by wife Sandra S.; sons Shannon and Calay; daughters Nikita Flippo, Sheryl Kinilau and Michelle Low; mother Christine Lane; sister Sheila Clymens; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Alice Tomiko Funakoshi

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June 29, 2011
Alice Tomiko Funakoshi, 93, of Honolulu, a retired YMCA of Honolulu housekeeper, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Earl and Dan, daughter Gayle Alderson, sisters Toshiko Hokama and Betty S. Darnell, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Eileen Mary Apuna Gabonia

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July 17, 2011
Eileen Mary Apuna Gabonia, 59, of Honolulu, a state Department of Human Services retiree, died at home. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by husband Rufo; sons Jason Gabonia and Hector Alvarez; daughters Shannon Kahoano, Joyleen Gabonia and Zoe-Ann Kauka; mother Jennie Ah Pang; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire.

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William Gabriel

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July 23, 2011
William “Pete” Gabriel, 91, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Transportation Highways Division equipment operator III, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a Pearl Harbor attack survivor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Bernice, daughters Gabriella Cabanas and Glenda Sugi, brothers Antone and Joaquin, sisters Geraldine and Helen, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

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Nani Joy Galolo

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July 24, 2011
Nani Joy Galolo, 62, of Aiea, a U.S. Postal Service clerk at the Downtown Post Office, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dionicio “Don” Jr.; daughters Dawn “Maile” and Doreen “Kanani”; mother Iola M. Seymour; brothers George “Kui,” William “Puna” and Kimo Seymour; sisters Louise Wilmes, Mealii “Bunny” Prieto and Puamana Ninomoto; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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John Takehiko Gaza

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July 17, 2011
John Takehiko Gaza, 73, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation highway inspector and an Air Force veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Ho�no�lulu. He is survived by wife Aileen; sons Guy Gaza, and Kaipo and Kunane Awong; daughter Charlotte Caballero; sisters Grace Nakama and Charlotte Santos; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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JOHN TAKEHIKO GAZA

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JOHN TAKEHIKO GAZA

Age 73, of Honolulu,passed away July 17, 2011 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born April 27, 1938 in Honolulu. Retired from the State Dept. of Transportation as a Highway Inspector.

He is survived by wife, Aileen Gaza; sons, Guy (April) Gaza, Kaipo (Patty) Awong, Kunane (Leilani) Awong; daughter, Charlotte (Neal) Caballero; sisters, Grace (George) Nakama, Charlotte (Paul) Santos; sister-in-law, Marjorie Gaza; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Stella Michiko Gotanda

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July 25, 2011
Stella Michiko Gotanda, 87, of Kailua, a state Department of Social Services supervisor, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Vern J. and brothers Takeshi and Robert Matsuda. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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STELLA MICHIKO GOTANDA

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STELLA MICHIKO GOTANDA

Stella Michiko Gotanda, 87, passed away on July 25, 2011 in Kailua.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Vern and Xinh Gotanda, and by two brothers, Takeshi Matsuda and Robert (Nancy) Matsuda.

A memorial service will held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Saturday, August 6. Visitation at 1 p.m. Service at 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Stephanie Ha‘anio

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Jan. 5, 2005
Stephanie Ha‘anio, 57, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Keola, brothers Edward and Hank Kaiwi, and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa 2nd Ward, Kauai. Scattering of ashes to follow at Bertlemann Hill, Pilaa, Kauai.

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MALCOLM TADASHI HIRANO

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MALCOLM TADASHI HIRANO

Age 56, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away July 10, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center East. Born December 11, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Malcolm was a supervisory engineer at Defense Logistics Agency Pacific.

He is survived by wife, Nancy M. Hirano; son, Jason Hirano; daughter, Jenelle Hirano; mother, Midori Hirano; brothers, Andrew (Caroline) Hirano, Wesley (Olga) Hirano, Patrick Hirano; sisters, Loreen Hirano, Joanne (Derek) Sakamaki; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday (Aug 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Shizuko Igawa

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June 20, 2011
Shizuko Igawa, 97, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk at Sears, Ala Moana, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Kenneth K., Robert S. and Jason T.; daughter Karen S. Chang; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenneth Tsugio Ito

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KENNETH TSUGIO ITO

Age 96, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on July 7, 2011 at home. He was born on December 20, 1914 in Honouliuli (Ewa), Hawaii, and lived in Kakaako, Liliha and Kaneohe. He retired from the DOE in 1976.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Mildred Yukiko, and son, Kenneth Yukio (Harriet). He is survived by sons, Nils (Barbara) and Lance (Jessie); daughters, Judy (Earl) Fujii and Mamie (Ernest) Luke; sister, Edna Kiyoko Tomita, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 4:00 PM, SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011 AT THE HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY.

Harold Meyer Jr.

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HAROLD
MEYER, JR.

Harold Meyer, Jr., 76, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Planner & Estimator-Electrician and Navy veteran, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2011 at his home. Born on July 7, 1935 in Honolulu.

He was the son of the late Harold Meyer, Sr. of Waianae and Jennie (Akeo) Meyer of Honolulu. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Chung Won (“Wonnie”), brothers Jacob and Daniel Sr, sister Sarah L. Teixeira, nephews, nieces and in-laws.

As Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class onboard the USS Sargo (SSN 583), Harold planted the Hawaiian flag at the North Pole on February 9, 1960.

Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday, August 4th at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 12 noon. Interment: 3 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire requested. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations may be made in his memory to the University of Hawaii Foundation/ Cancer Center, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270.

LOEA HULA CHARLES KAUHI KA’UPU, JR.

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LOEA HULA CHARLES KAUHI KA’UPU, JR.

Loea Hula Charles Kauhi Ka’upu, Jr., son of the late Charles K. Ka’upu, Sr. and Esther Nagai Ka’upu, age 53, of Palolo, O’ahu passed away at his home in Napili, Maui, and went to be with our Lord on July 12, 2011. Born in Honolulu on October 21, 1957. Hawaiian Cultural Expert, Master Chanter, Lecturer, Recording Artist, Licensed Kahu.

Survived by sisters Julie Ka’upu, Tomi (Paul) Mamuad, Kamalanai (Michael) Clarke, A. Ke’ala Ka’upu, Keahi Ka’upu; nephews Christopher (Ka’ala) Mamuad, Justin (Joreen) Mamuad, Tom (Billie) Mamuad; mo’opuna Kalaokahaku,Kau’ika’alohika’anapaokalani, Ka’imi’ike, Kaleiimilia, Kamaha’o, Keli’iho’omalu; and numerous Ka’upu, Nagai, Mokiao, Boyd, Mau, Higa, Kama, Castor, Ka’upu-Dudoit ‘ohana.

Visitation 3:00pm family; 4:00pm-5:30pm with service to follow on Thursday, August 4, at Kaumakapili Church in Honolulu. Aloha attire. Lei are welcome. Hawaiian protocol gathering on Maui on August 20 at The Old Lahaina Lu’au grounds will commence at noon. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Christopher Hanalei Kanoa

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July 10, 2011
Christopher Hanalei “Fur” Kanoa, 28, of Wailuku died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Hanalei Feliciano-Kanoa, father Henry Jr., mother Norma-Lee R. Dadez, brothers Kawika and Keoki Rosaga, sister Christiana Hoopii and grandparent David Kaanana Jr. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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William Louis Kilauano

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July 15, 2011
William Louis “Bill” Kilauano, 62, of Kailua, a war trauma therapist and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emily Kobashigawa-Kilauano, son Alex, daughters Eri Fallau and Tai Nunies, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Leocadia U. Koki

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July 23, 2011
Leocadia U. Koki, 82, of Wailuku, a retired Baldwin High School health aide and evangelist at Maluhia Church in Waiehu, Maui, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Clifford, Lawrence and Glenn “Masami”; daughter Sue Ellen Bader; hanai son Roy Newton; brother Daniel Sniffen; sister Gladys Christopherson; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Family may be contacted at sebader@gmail.com.

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Phillipo Laninmej

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July 14, 2011
Phillipo Laninmej, 77, of Hilo, a restaurant waiter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in the Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Erkula; sons John, Andrew and Titus; daughters Neian Laninmej and Rosey Jemwai; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. All-night visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pepeekeo Assembly of God Church. Services: 1 p.m. Cremation at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Timothy Peter Leyes

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July 18, 2011
Timothy Peter “Tim” Leyes, 58, of Wahiawa, a Securitas Security Services USA Inc. employee and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in England. He is survived by wife Elizabeth C., hanai son Isaac Naki, hanai daughter Denise Bennett, stepfather Frederick Rynder, stepbrother Jerry Webster, stepsister Barbara Berger and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Wahiawa Community Church of the Nazarene, 1805 California Ave. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Ruby Sui Young Lum

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July 28, 2011
Ruby Sui Young Lum, 90, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation accounts clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Barry, daughter Linda Oki, brother Hing Yee Tom, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Doretta Marie Madeira

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July 23, 2011
Doretta Marie Madeira, 53, of Waianae, a baker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Keith; son Daniel M.; mother Ropena “Ruth” Castellano; brothers Floyd and Ivan Castellano; and sisters Arlita Malenky, Clovita Ledward, Estella Tavares, and Gina and Joella Castellano. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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