Archive for August 3rd, 2011

Grace Toshiko Arakawa

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July 13, 2011
Grace Toshiko Arakawa, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Glen and Charles; daughters Linette Arakawa and Marian Crocco; brother Walter Moriyama; sisters Alyce Yogi, Nancy Tome and Ellen Harvey; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Virginia Pauahi Bobbitt

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July 24, 2011
Virginia Pauahi Bobbitt, 42, of Waianae, a site coordinator for Breaking Boundaries of Independent Living Homes, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keoki Moses, Jessie Supnet and Josiah Bobbitt-Supnet; daughters Tandrene and Fantasia; father George; brother John Hauoli; sisters Denise Kaaihue, Violet Bobbitt-Villegas, Priscilla Ahyou, Georgette Bobbitt-Spencer and Naomi Bobbitt; and six grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Middle Park.

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George Ray Cabang

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July 29, 2011
George Ray Cabang, 75, of Pearl City, a U.S. Agriculture Department inspector and a Marine Corps veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Georlynn M. Cabang and Renee Kaleimamaha, brother Mel, sister Lorna Sickwood, companion Loretta Hookano, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Marlo Galao Cabigon Jr.

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July 17, 2011
Marlo Galao Cabigon Jr., 28, of Honolulu, an Alakai Mechanical plumber, died in Honolulu. He was born in Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Irish M., parents Marlo Sr. and Gloria, brother Scott G. and grandparents Bernardita A. Galao and Casimero C. Cabigon. Visitation: 6 p.m Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Richard I.C. Caldito Sr.

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July 25, 2011
Richard I.C. “Pablo” Caldito Sr., 98, of Kahului, a former Maui County councilman, died at home. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Richard Jr.; daughters Nona Apuna, Ivy Caldito and Iola Balubar; hanai brother Nobu Yamanaka; hanai sister Maggie Ikeda; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Mass: 1 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Arturo E. Calip Sr.

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July 20, 2011
Arturo E. Calip Sr., 63, of Honolulu, a maintenance employee in the hotel industry, died in Honolulu. He was born in La Union, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonida; sons Crispulo and Arturo; daughters Arlene C. Tumbaga, Kristen Jacobs and Annalyn Calip; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Robert Kunuiakea Hanohano

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July 5, 2011
Robert Kunuiakea Hanohano, 72, of Honolulu, former president of Hanohano Enterprises and president of Hanorai Inc., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian K.; son Timothy G.; daughters Lillian and Bobbie A. Hanohano, Donna Hanohano-Mederios, Sarai A. Vahey and Tamara A. Hanohano-Nakabayashi; brothers William, Harry, Henry, Philip, Louis, Edgar, Edwin and Carl; sisters Maude Nakila, Ester Lum and Stella Judd; 26 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Jesse Josei Higa

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July 14, 2011
Jesse Josei Higa, 84, of Honolulu, a self-employed handyman and an Army veteran, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sisters Sachiko Teruya and Betsy Colobong. Private services.

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Theresa Tanya Kupahu Keopuhiwa Hirakawa

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June 24, 2011
Theresa Tanya Kupahu Keopuhiwa Hirakawa, 40, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Harold “Boxer” and Jennifer, brothers Harold Jr. and Wayne G., and sister Joy K.L. Peterson. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Thelma Miyoshi Hirata

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July 12, 2011
Thelma Miyoshi Hirata, 93, of Honolulu died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Gail Y. Yamamoto, Susan Higa and Jo-Ann Chan; sister Violet Amakawa; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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DIONICIO BUMANGLAG AGAS JR.

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DIONICIO BUMANGLAG
AGAS JR.

Age 56, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away July 17, 2011 in Las Vegas. Born December 4, 1954 in Bacarra Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at Dick Pacific Construction Company.

He is survived by wife, Lina S. Agas; sons, Jay (Charry) Agas, Joseph Agas (Winnie Valdez); 4 grandchildren; parents, Dionicio and Cristina Agas Sr.; sisters, Tessie A. Cadelina, Eufemia (Nicasio) Mendoza, Corazon (Aurelio) Ramento, Tina (Idriano) Edrada, Lolita (Danilo) Macadangdang, Lydia (Atamante) Ganiban; brother, Flor (Elvie) Agas.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (August 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (August 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Kahalaomapuana Kanahele

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Aug. 1, 2011
Kahalaomapuana Kanahele, 74, of Hanapepe Heights, Kauai, a retired Kauai Surf housekeeper and Punana Leo teacher’s aide, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born on Niihau. She is survived by sons Alvin, Julius and Elvis; daughters Darline Benjamina, Sharon Kanahele and Connie Rita; hanai daughter Victoria; brother Keoki Kemoai; 35 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Miyoko Fujimoto Kawabata

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July 13, 2011
Miyoko Fujimoto Kawabata, 92, of Lihue died at home. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by son Kenneth Jr., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sidney Charles Kimhan

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July 26, 2011
Sidney Charles Kimhan, 81, of Kaneohe, an Army veteran and a retired Honolulu Police Department inspector of police, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Brigitte, son Sidney C. III, daughters Charmagne Kimhan and Mignon Bertranou, brothers Harold and James, sister Beatrice Minnear and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Yoshie Maeda

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July 30, 2011
Yoshie Maeda, 91, of Hilo, a retired seamstress and business proprietor, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gary; daughter Susan Maeda-Kimura; brother Ed H. Nitahara; sisters Misae Takata, Kay K. Iijima and June F. Ikeda; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Lorraine Ngit Sim Mitsunaga

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July 8, 2011
Lorraine Ngit Sim Mitsunaga, also known as “Sweet Lorraine,” “Simmie” and “Lulu from Honolulu,” 77, of Honolulu, a retiree from Waikiki Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Minute Chef Restaurant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dr. Adam S.; sons Drs. Morris M., Dave A. and Alan T.; daughter Dr. Donna M. Thompson; brother Dr. Alvin Young; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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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 and an Army veteran, 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. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Dennis M. Nakamiyo

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July 1, 2011
Dennis M. Nakamiyo, 58, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kimiyo and sisters Patricia H. Masuda and Karen Rodrigues. Private services.

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Satoru Okamoto

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July 27, 2011
Satoru “Sat” Okamoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired cabinetmaker and proprietor of Okamoto Cabinet Shop and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel T.; daughters Wendy S. Tomita and Pat M. Hanagami; brothers Akira, George Y. and Richard T.; sisters Martha H. Ohtani and Sumiko S. Ching; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Florencio Anez Oliva

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July 29, 2011
Florencio Anez Oliva, 90, of Lanai, a retired Dole Pineapple Co. truck driver, died at home. He was born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Hermenegilda; sons Henry and Florito; daughters Ermelita Oliva-Wikoli, Aimee Rolefson and Faith Tamashiro; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Lanai Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at the church. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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RICHARD Y. “BOY” OYA

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RICHARD Y. “BOY” OYA

Age 63, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away July 13, 2011 in Honolulu. Born November 5, 1947 in Paia, Maui, Hawaii. A Snap-On Tools dealer.

He is survived by wife, Jean Oya; son, Tyler Oya; mother, Masako Oya of Maui; brother, David (Lynne) Oya; sister, Diane (Larry) Hubert of Maui; sister-in-law, Ann Kimura; niece, Lisa Hubert.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers,please

RONALD “RON” LIBERATO PAAAINA

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RONALD “RON” LIBERATO PAAAINA

Age 63, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away July 11, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 27, 1947 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ronald retired as a truck driver from the State of Hawaii. He was a member of the CB Ohana, Island ShoreCasters; and a band called Just 5.

He is survived by son, Jason Paaaina; daughter, Jessica Paaaina; mother, Rosita Pailolo Paaaina; brothers, David Kawika Paaaina, Robert (Nalani) Miranda, Stevie (Carolyn) Miranda, Edwin Miranda, Rudy Miranda; sister, Maverlee (Patrick) Garza; grandchildren, Justin Paaaina, Jaylin Paaaina; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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Visitation 5:15 p.m. Sunday (August 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:30 a.m. Monday (August 8) at National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Vaelua T. Purcell

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July 30, 2011
Vaelua T. Purcell, 90, of Laie, a Polynesian Cultural Center retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Savai’i, Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Tini, Vini, Tiafau, Solitu, Palota and Mosula; daughters Matagofie Scott, Nafanua Asuao and Lufilufi Taua; sisters Feagiai Tuaitanu and Alamoni Faialaga; 44 grandchildren; and 64 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th Ward, back chapel. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Ellen L. Quilinderino

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July 24, 2011
Ellen L. Quilinderino, 67, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Frank; daughter Norma Litke; brothers Raymond Chang and Ernest Chang Jr.; sisters Elizabeth Yadao, Patricia Chang, Eunice Park, Flora M. Chang-McKay and Adrianne Chang-Fields; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual or aloha attire.

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Mitsuko Roe

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April 20, 2011
Mitsuko Roe, 81, of Virginia Beach, Va., formerly of Pearl City, a former Kuakini Hospital licensed practical nurse, died in Virginia Beach. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by son Gordon A., daughter Sharolyn Rancour and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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Bung Chong Yuen

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July 14, 2011
Bung Chong Yuen, 95, of Pearl City, a retired Hickam Air Force Base Paint and Fabrication Shop foreman and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Randall, daughter Lena Suzuki, sister Mary, two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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