Archive for August 7th, 2011

Ann Marie Oxley Becker

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July 25, 2011
Ann Marie Oxley Becker, 43, of Keaau, Hawaii, an Avon sales representative, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Azusa, Calif. She is survived by husband Reed; sons Eric Taylor Jr. and Jeremiah Becker; daughters Breanna Richey, and Cameron and Misty Becker; father Edwin Oxley; stepmother Debbie Oxley; stepfather Gary Peters; brothers Charles Madison, and William and Daniel Oxley; and sisters Tina Madison, Lisa Fuentes, Sonja Lenfestey and Amanda Oxley. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, 2575 Kilauea Ave. Food and fellowship to follow. Casual attire.

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Margaret Oi Lan Chow

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July 7, 2011
Margaret Oi Lan Chow, 74, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Benson and Winston, daughter Sherrianne, brother Samuel Fung and sister Marilyn Sakai. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1041 10th Ave. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Margaret Gillette

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July 2, 2011
Margaret “Peg” Gillette, 79, of Kaaawa, a retired medical technologist, died in Kaaawa. She was born in Green Bay, Wis. She is survived by sons David and Dan Charneski, daughters Kyle Grace and Kay Pozun, two brothers, two sisters, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kualoa Park.

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JACK JAMES JENKINS “UNCLE JACK”

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JACK JAMES JENKINS “UNCLE JACK”

Jack James Jenkins, better known as UNCLE JACK passed away July 20th at the age of 83 surrounded by three generations. A “Tar Heel” born and raised in Lowell, North Carolina he is the son of Velma Blair and Ralph Jenkins, preceded in death by siblings Catherine, R.C., Carolyn, Bill and Bob Jenkins.

A North Shore kama’aina his survivors are his wife “Aunty Betty” Kawohiokalani Ellis Jenkins, children Kimo, Kaipo and Nalani Jenkins Choy, nine mo’opuna, daughter in law Lucy Anna Jenkins, son in law Shelton Choy and niece Catherine Jenkins.

A business career and community volunteer UNCLE JACK partnered with the military, Rotarians and International Lions, Waialua and Ali’i Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Mililani Presbyterian Church, Waialua’s Congregational Church and the Ahupua’a o Waimea. An advocate of mind, body and spirit wellness his alliamce was with Ho’omau Ke Ola, Imi Ke Ola Mau, Papa Ola Lokahi and Hina Mauka.

A Celebration Service is scheduled for Sunday August 14th at the Waialua United Church of Christ, 67-174 Farrington Hwy adjacent to Waialua High School. Visitation hours are 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a service to follow.

James Edward Javier

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July 12, 2011
James Edward “Kimo” Javier, 55, of Cleveland, formerly of Honolulu, owner of Kimo’s Sushi Shop in Cleveland and a former chef at different establishments in Honolulu, died in Kansas. He was born in Sagamihara, Japan. He is survived by daughters Anela Javier and Melissa Chang; former wife Marilyn; parents William and MaryNell; brothers William and Terrence; sisters Marisa and Mary Javier, and Melanie Vredenburgh; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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WILLIAM HAKA PETERSON JR.

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WILLIAM HAKA PETERSON JR.

William Haka “Bill”, “BillyPete” or “Junior” of Honolulu age 74 passed away on June 27, 2011. Born August 24, 1936 to William Haka “Willy” Peterson and Emma Nobriga Peterson of Kauai and it was on the Garden Isle where BillyPete spent his boyhood years.

As a teenager Bill moved to the Valley Isle of Maui where he attended Maui High School located in the town of Pa’ia at the time. A talented athlete Bill was an All-Star halfback for the Sabers and was honored as the Most Outstanding Player in the 1956 Shriner’s Maui All-Star game.

After high school he worked as a lineman-trouble shooter for Hawaiian Electric Company. During his spare time he built two-seater Piper Cub planes and to satisfy his love for flying became a licensed private pilot.

In 1971, the businessman Bill Peterson started Koolau Refuse, Inc., and after having notable business success he sold the company and retired from business life in 1986 to take up golf and travel.

He is survived by three sons, Joseph Van, Scott Kealoha, and William Haka “Jr.” III, one daughter Rae Kailani Peterson-Kaliko, seven grandchildren and great grandchildren.

By his request, a Private Service was held attended by his immediate family.

Elias Sugui Jr.

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July 22, 2011
Elias “Manso” Sugui Jr., 72, of Waipahu, a federal government warehouse maintenance employee and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Brenda; sons Eric and Elias “Eddie Boy” III; daughter Joyce; brothers Albert, Ben, Danny and Ronnie; sister Annette Vertido; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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MINORU KANDA

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Minoru Kanda
August 2, 1914 July 26, 2011

Minoru Kanda was born in Pahala, in the Ka’u District on the Island of Hawaii to parents Tsurumatsu and Riso Kanda who immigrated from Yamaguchi Ken, Japan. He was the youngest of eight children.
At the age of fourteen, he attended middle school in Hilo and graduated from Hilo High School, since Pahala did not have any secondary schools then. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in accounting at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
In 1940, Minoru married Nobuyo Hirata, sister of his close college friend, Teichiro “Timmy” Hirata and moved back to Pahala to care for his mother and helped run their family grocery store. He worked as an accountant at Hawaiian Agricultural Company, a C. Brewer & Company sugar plantation subsidiary.
He actively served the Pahala community in organizations such
as Lions Club, PTA and Pahala Hongwanji. He was appointed to
the State of Hawaii Social Services Commission by then Governor William Quinn and served the Island of Hawaii for several years.
During the Pahala years, he enjoyed time with family and friends, partying, picnicking and golfing. Singing and playing the ukulele was always a part of his life.
In 1970, they decided to move to Honolulu where he continued to work at C. Brewer’s headquarters until his retirement in 1979. Minoru continued to serve community organizations in Honolulu, being active with the Honpa Hongwanji Mission Betsuin and Project Dana, a nonprofit organization serving the elderly.
Minoru is survived by his wife of 71 years, Nobuyo Hirata Kanda, and daughters Lynette “Ko” Miyataki (Glenn), Diane “Didi” Iwaoka (Wayne), and son Neal Kanda (Lynette), all of Honolulu.
Five grandchildren: Linn Reiko Miyataki Pellarin (Federico) of Lyon, France; Sayuri Ann Miyataki Dimitroff (Nicholas) of San Francisco; Jon Takashi Iwaoka (Leiko) of Kaneohe; Allison Yuri Iwaoka Scott (Andrew) of San Francisco, Sean Akio Kanda (Kaori) of Honolulu; step grandchild Jenny Claire Tom of San Jose, California; and six great grandchildren: Julia Harumi Pellarin, Alessandro Akio Pellarin, Mieko Kanda Dimitroff, Kathryn Emiko Iwaoka, Kai Benjamin Scott and Chloe Kokoro Kanda.
Private services were held. Contributions were made in his name to Project Dana, ‘O Ka’u Kakou (We Are Ka’u) and the Honpa Hongwanji “Wednesday Volunteer Gang”.

Marilyn Namiko Katayama

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July 26, 2011
Marilyn Namiko Katayama, 81, of Aiea, a former employee at Bishop Insurance Agency of Hawaii Inc., died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Malcolm K.; sons Dennis K., Dale N. and Kelly T.; sisters Dorothy K. Murakami, Evelyn S. Mizusawa, Mildred S. Noguchi and Grace A. Nishimoto; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Warren D. Kekona

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July 15, 2011
Warren D. “Blue” Kekona, 57, of Aiea, an OK Hardware driver, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Anthony Kekona and Michael Chang-Wo; and sisters Helen White, Patricia Morris and Cynthia Keamohuli. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Depots Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Iwao Kinoshita

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Aug. 2, 2011
Robert Iwao Kinoshita, 90, of Honolulu, a BMA Underwriters insurance executive, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Paul T. and Brian S.; daughters Karen C. and Carol M., Ann E. Chun and Iris A. Hamano; brothers Tony and Harry; sisters Amy Muranaka and Bertha Nakamura; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Yee Lan Chan Kwok

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Aug. 1, 2011
Yee Lan Chan Kwok, 87, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Henry, Calvin and Franklin; daughters Jenny Ma and Irena Chung; two brothers; three sisters; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Linda L.T. Lindsey

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July 25, 2011
Linda L.T. Lindsey, 69, of Waipahu, a procurement clerk at Pearl Harbor, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James F.; son Bradley “Brad”; daughters Jamilyn “Jamie” Lindsey-Kea and Melissa “Lisa” Lindsey; brothers Thomas, Alan and Alfred Lum; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Gervacia Novida Lopez

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Aug. 3, 2011
Gervacia Novida Lopez, 93, of Kahului, formerly of Molokai, died at home. She was born in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Perfecto; sons Celestino, Ernesto and Tony; daughters Josie Stalls and Judy Moniz; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Rosary: 10:15 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Richard Maeda

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July 23, 2011
Richard Maeda, 77, of Kahului, a retired carpenter and maintenance employee at Wailea Development Co., died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Keith, Leslie and Lance; daughters Gail Edlao, and June and Heidi Maeda; brothers Masanori Takemoto, and Koichi and James T. Maeda; sisters Norie Sakamoto and Mildred Hongo; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at Kahului Union Church. Celebration of life: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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John Ioane Pale Mageo

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Aug. 4, 2011
John Ioane Pale Mageo, 48, of Pearl City, a construction worker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Kanani K. Eskew, Natasha L. Kaufman and Sabrina L. Mageo; parents Peni and Sekolasitika Toomalatai; brothers Mark and Alphonso Pitolo; sisters Valerie Pitolo, Dorothea Hunkin, Losalia Sialega, Julie Fualema, and Sekora and Roxanne Toomalatai; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.

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Roseale Pi‘ilani Marcello

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July 17, 2011
Roseale Pi‘ilani “Mama Lee” Marcello, 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel housekeeping manager, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Daviann Kama; hanai daughters Natalie Stevens, Rayna Maldonado and Amanda Andrade; brothers Reggie Marcello and Jackie Puhi; sisters Doreen, Alohalinda and Karen Kama; and hanai sister Alison Aki. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Violet Shizue Matsumoto

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July 29, 2011
Violet Shizue Matsumoto, 90, of Hilo, an Orchids of Hawaii retiree, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Harold, daughters Ellen Kusano and Lois Matsumoto, brother George Fujita, sisters Betty Shima and Daisy Matsushita, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Margaret Louise May

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July 26, 2011
Margaret Louise May, 73, of Kihei, Maui, a musical evangelist and minister at local churches, including Maui Nikkei Christian Church, died. She was born in Dayton, Ohio. She is survived by son Charles J. II, sisters Dolores Shakro-Paul and Donna Allen-Townsley, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Kawaiahao Church, Honolulu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private burial. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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REV. DANIEL W.J. MCNICHOL

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REV. DANIEL W.J. MCNICHOL

Rev. Daniel W.J. McNichol, who has served the Diocese of Honolulu since 1968, died in Honolulu on July 29. He was 70 and a priest for 44 years. Funeral Service will be held at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa: Wake on Wednesday August 10: Visitation at 6 pm and Wake Service at 7 pm; Thursday August 11: Visitation at 9 am, Funeral Mass at 11 am, and Burial at Mililani Memorial Park at 1:30 pm. He was born in Philadelphia on March 17, 1941, to Joseph and Jeanette (Bucky) McNichol. He was educated in Catholic schools in Philadelphia, and in Wildwood, N.J. He attended the University of St. Jerome in Ontario, Canada, and then Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsbury, Maryland. He was ordained for the Diocese of Camden, N.J., on May 20 1967. Father McNichol moved to Hawaii in 1968. His first island assignment was at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Pearl City (1969-1973). He was incardinated into the Diocese of Honolulu on April 8, 1972. Other parishes that he served were: St. John Vianney Parish, Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, St. Sophia Parish in Molokai, St Elizabeth Church, Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, and in 1999 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Over the years, he was a member of the diocesan priest senate, the College of Consultors, and the Presbyteral Council. He was also chaplain or spiritual director of the Filipino Catholic Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Diocesan Union of Holy Name Societies. After a series of strokes forced him to retire about 12 years ago, he shared a duplex home in Kalihi with the family of his close friend and former parish secretary, James Uy, now a high school math teacher at Maryknoll School. He kept an active retirement despite his health problems. He regularly celebrated Mass and the sacraments on Oahu’s military bases from Barber’s Point to Ft. DeRussy to Schofield Barracks. For years he also celebrated daily Mass for the Christian Brothers at Damien Memorial School.

Bernard Yorito Mochizuki

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Aug. 4, 2011
Bernard Yorito Mochizuki, 82, of Kailua-Kona, a retired salesman at McKesson Liquors and Paradise Beverages, and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie, son Kelly, daughters Carol Ohlmann and Jean Lee, brother Arthur, sisters Florence White and Helen Shishido, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo, Hawaii. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Martin Gaspar Morales

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July 15, 2011
Martin Gaspar Morales, 79, of Honolulu, a Green Thumb landscaper, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leticia, son Neil, daughter Myla Morales-Tomas, sister Dominga and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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JULIETTE KIKUE NAKASHIMA

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JULIETTE KIKUE NAKASHIMA

Juliette Kikue Nakashima, 93, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2011. Juliette was born in Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii and grew up in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Clarence I. Nakashima (Honolulu, HI); her three children and their spouses, David and Jade Ching Nakashima (Honolulu, HI), Kyle and Robin Nakashima (Federal Way, WA), and Ann and Michael Imus (Bellevue, WA); two sisters, Lillian Yamanaka and Rochelle Shimabuku; and nine grandchildren. Her beautiful smiles and warm and caring ways will live on in those she touched. A memorial service will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Friday, August 12. Visitation at 5 p.m. Service at 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Donations may be made in her memory to Nikkei Concerns, 1601 East Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122.

Juliette Kikue Nakashima

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July 17, 2011
Juliette Kikue Nakashima, 93, died. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Clarence I., sons David and Kyle, daughter Ann Imus, sisters Lillian Yamanaka and Rochelle Shimabuku, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Nikkei Concerns, 1601 East Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122.

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Ulrich Kealoha Naki

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June 27, 2011
Ulrich Kealoha Naki, 54, of Hauula, a laborer, minister and an Army and National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Troy and Shane; daughters Jessica Chavez, Koriann Naki and Shannon Dejong; brothers Cy T. Jr. and Josiah P.; sisters Rita Makekau, Gail DeCambra, Makanani Andrews and Tuesday Naki; and five grandchildren. Services: noon today at Hauula Beach Park. Lunch to follow.

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Joyce Y. Nekoba

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July 29, 2011
Joyce Y. Nekoba, 56, of Honolulu, a registered nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kamakura, Japan. She is survived by husband Benjamin A. Derderian, sons Daron and Derek Miyake, daughter Dacia Miyake, parents Atsushi and Mihoko, and brother Alvin. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Jack H. Nowell

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Aug. 3, 2011
Jack H. Nowell, 90, of Kapalua, Maui, founder of Ridge Realty Rentals in Kapalua, a real estate broker and an Army Air Forces B-25 bomber pilot who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by daughters Diane Loughland and Terry Craven, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday in the pavilion at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Joseph Laikona Nuuanu

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July 16, 2011
Joseph Laikona Nuuanu, 63, of Kapolei, a retired bus driver for TheBus, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elizabeth “Lindy”; daughter Monique J.L.; brothers Theodore, Henry, Abraham, Paul-Waylyn and Timothy; sisters Libby-Ann Bicoy, Charmine Kaawa, Wilma-Joyce Nauka, Annie Kuakini, Veronica and Antonette Nuuanu, Pauline Morante and Virginia Chuberko; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Katherine C. Sacapanio

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July 4, 2011
Katherine C. Sacapanio, 91, of Kula, Maui, a retired housekeeper at Sheraton Resort & Spa in Kaanapali, Maui, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Glory Boteilho, Sharleen Passkiewicz and Geraldyne Alexander; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao, Maui. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Private urn burial. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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RONALD “SHIMA” T. SHIMABUKURO

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RONALD “SHIMA” T. SHIMABUKURO

Age 85, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away July 22, 2011 in Waianae. Born April 20, 1926 in Lahaina, Maui. Retired from Kaiser Cement, Nanakuli Plant. A former boxer with the Kalakaua Gym and served with the Merchant Marines.

He is survived by daughter, Rosalia (Les Kuwaye) Shimabukuro; sons, Keith Shimabukuro, Bruce (Jan) Shimabukuro, Guy (Howardene) Shimabukuro; sister, Sue (Marcelino) Magalianes; brothers, Joji (Betty) Shimabukuro of CA, Heiji Shimabukuro; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (August 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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