Archive for August 1st, 2011

Daphne C. Chun

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July 4, 2011
Daphne C. Chun, 69, of Hono­lulu, a state Department of Human Services retiree, died in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by sons Andrew Stanton and Peter Chun; daughters Heather Moretzsohn, Elizabeth Barrera and Elizabeth Chun; brother Charles Shepard; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Pali View Baptist Church, 45-510 Halekou Road, Kaneohe. Burial: 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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VIOLET LORENZO DUNSTON

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VIOLET LORENZO
DUNSTON

Age 88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away July 17, 2011 in Kapolei. Born March 18, 1923 in Kawaihau, Kauai. A member of the Apostolic Faith Church (Jesus Coming Soon).

She is survived by daughters, Darlene Dunston, Adalene (Warner) Hashimoto, Lois Dunston; sons, Walter (Frances) Nelson Jr., Vernon (Glenda) Nelson, John (Cici) Dunston III, Frank (Marie) Dunston Sr., Kimo Castreverde, Daven Manaba; sister, Madline Cates; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (August 5) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Hideyasu Higa

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July 20, 2011
Hideyasu Higa, 85, of Kahului, a retired Wailuku Sugar Plantation mechanic, died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Patsy M.; son Rodney; daughters Colleen Kauhane and Sandra Higa; brothers Seigi, George and William; and sisters Yoshiko Napihaa and Hiroko Fukuda. Private services.

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Malcolm Tadashi Hirano

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July 10, 2011
Malcolm Tadashi Hirano, 56, of Aiea, a supervisory engineer at U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Pacific, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Nancy M.; son Jason; daughter Jenelle; mother Midori; brothers Andrew, Wesley and Patrick; and sisters Loreen Hirano and Joanne Sakamaki. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kenneth Tsugio Ito

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July 7, 2011
Kenneth Tsugio Ito, 96, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Education employee, died at home. He was born in Honouliuli. He is survived by sons Nils J. and Lance A., daughters Judy S. Fujii and Mamie Y. Luke, sister Kiyoko “Edna” Tomita, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

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FLORA T. JIM

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FLORA T. JIM

Age 84, formerly of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away July 24, 2011 in Lake Mary, Florida. Born January 13, 1927 in San Francisco, CA.

She is survived by sons, Melvin (Geri) Flores, Richard (Mary) Jim, Jr of FL; daughters, Stephanie (Rodney) Giron, Winifred (Warren) Cohen of FL; brothers, Ben Torres of CA, Sylvester (Connie) Torres; sisters, Lolly Omoto, Rose Oleck, Nena Stibbard, Chana (Leo) Cyr of NY, Octavia Torres of NY; 7 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (August 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Kevin Blaine Freitas Jr.

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July 29, 2011
Kevin Blaine Freitas Jr., 27, of Waipahu, a painter, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ryzin and Rythem; daughters Zyrie, Zyanne and Zaylee; father Kevin Sr.; mother Deborah; stepmother Jamie; sisters Kristin and Kaylin; hanai brother Ben Wallace; and grandparents Sina Tupuola, and George and Amy Freitas. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Resurrection of the Lord. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Harold Meyer Jr.

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July 19, 2011
Harold Meyer Jr., 76, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard planner and estimator-electrician, and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chung Won “Wonnie,” brothers Jacob and Daniel Sr., and sister Sarah L. Teixeira. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations suggested to University of Hawaii Foundation/Cancer Center, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270.

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Carol Miyuki Karimoto

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July 20, 2011
Carol Miyuki Karimoto, 64, of Honolulu, a retired administrative officer at the University of Hawaii College of Natural Sciences, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roy, son Ryan and daughter Darcy. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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ELIZABETH YOSHIE “YOPEY” KAWAMURA

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ELIZABETH YOSHIE “YOPEY” KAWAMURA

Age 75, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away July 20, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born April 18, 1936 in Waialua, Hawaii. Elizabeth retired as a baker from Waialua High and Intermediate School. She was a member of the Haleiwa Seniors Club & Wahiawa Soto Mission.

She is survived by brother, Stanley (Ruby) Kawamura; brother-in-law Alfred Alameida; hanai son, John (Vanessa) Keli’iholokai; hanai sisters, Cynthia (Mike) Datanagan, Diane Kalama, Edeline (Rodney) Abregano, Beverly (Daniel) Macadamia, Colleen (Lance) Sabarre; hanai brothers, Reggie (Sandra) Aricayos, Stanley (Angela) Aricayos, Stuart (Yukiko) Aricayos; niece, Trisha (Ioane) Sellesin; grandnephew.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Friday (August 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m.

Wai Quon Fong Lau

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July 27, 2011
Wai Quon Fong Lau, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Zhong Shan, China. She is survived by son Kwock Yee Lau; daughters Sen Yoong Lau Lee, Sin Wan Lee, Qian Qing Cheng and Qian Ru Mao; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwick­oahu.com.

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Gary Alan Koualoha Lewi

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June 28, 2011
Gary Alan Koualoha Lewi, 56, of Kailua-Kona, a master lei and floral designer, and sales associate at Keoki’s Donkey Balls, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by mother Adeline; brother Lester; sisters Sandra, Francine, Val, Cheryl and Bernie Lewi, Jody Hiraishi and Michelle-Kaulu Amaral; and numerous stepbrothers and stepsisters. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hale Halawai. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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David Montero

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July 23, 2011
David Montero, 69, of Aiea, a meat cutter at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lorita, sons David “Chino” and Dana, daughter Dawn, mother Juney and brothers Richard Jr. and Harry. Visitation: 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralserv­ices.com.

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Takeo Otani

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July 25, 2011
Takeo Otani, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government civil service employee on Okinawa and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emiko; son Reggie M.; daughters Margie N. Hirama and Karen K. Shinagawa; sisters Masako Wakisaka, Loretta N. Fujiwara and Marjorie S. Yuasa; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Barbara F. Quitan

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July 14, 2011
Barbara F. “Peachie” Quitan, 68, of Pearl City, a retired hotel sales executive, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James Jr. and Walt, mother Hilda Costa, brothers Wayne Sr. and Dr. Bruce Costa, sister Gwen Akau and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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John Chin Jin Quong

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July 17, 2011
John Chin Jin Quong, 87, of Honolulu, a former proprietor of Royal Hawaiian Market & Hofbrau, Green Turtle, Sandbox, Boulevard, Eagle’s Nest and Cavalier restaurants, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by son Ronald, daughter Gayle Q. Takiguchi and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Henry Francis Rosa

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June 28, 2011
Henry Francis Rosa, 62, of Pearl City, a tour bus driver at Grayline Tours, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Larrilyn; sons Henry Jr., Phillip and Daniel; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaii­funeralservices.com.

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Bernice M. Saiki

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July 18, 2011
Bernice M. Saiki, 87, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Wilcox Elementary School teacher, died. She was born in Kapaa. She is survived by son Roy and sisters Alice Victorino and Jane Kashiwabara. Private services.

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Susumu Sakamoto

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July 11, 2011
Susumu Sakamoto, 95, of Kahului, a retired HC&S Co. researcher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Norie, son Adrian, daughters Susan Shimada and Sharon Jung, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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John Howard Thomas

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June 16, 2011
John Howard Thomas, 84, of Kailua, a retired teacher with Kamehameha Schools and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by daughters Susan Stern, Betsy Thomas and Tori Thompson; sisters Joyce Newlander and Rosa�lie Heard; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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LESTER CORNEL VENTURA

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LESTER CORNEL VENTURA

Age 56, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away July 19, 2011 in Mililani. Born September 21, 1954 in Hawi, Hawaii. He had a passion for surfing & coaching baseball. A pipefitter with Shop 56 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

He is survived by wife, Viki Ventura; sons, Darby Ventura, Isaac Ventura; daughters, Kimberly (Micah) Topolinski, Serena (Melvin) Yacapin; brother, Allan (Rita) Ventura; sister, Penny (Alan) Lundberg of Big Island; 4 grandchildren; numerous nieces nephews, aunts, & uncles.

Visitation 4:15 p.m. Tuesday (August 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Committal Service 9:30 a.m. Friday (August 5) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran