Archive for August 9th, 2011

Winona O. Alatan

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Aug. 3, 2011
Winona O. Alatan, 75, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a factory worker for a papaya processing company, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Glenn and Jayson, daughters Cynthia Isom and Donna Ragocos, hanai son Ernest, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Church, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

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Clara Nobuko Arakawa

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Aug. 4, 2011
Clara Nobuko Arakawa, 86, of Waianae, a retired Bank of Hawaii loan officer, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughters Ardis A. Kaneshiro, Janice Y. Tabernigg and Gail K. Taira; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Margaret Choy Au

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July 30, 2011
Margaret Choy Au, 90, of Honolulu, a real estate developer and investor, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Daniel Talbert, sons Dr. Thomas and James, daughters Ginger Sanderson and Jeannie A. Wong, sister Rose Ching, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ivy L. David

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July 30, 2011
Ivy L. “Auntie Ivy” David, 86, of Honolulu, formerly of Hookena, Hawaii, a retired state Department of Agriculture inspector, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gervacio B. Jr. and Clayton L. Pasion, daughters Lina Tagudin and Florence Ellazar, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Frank Douglas

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July 6, 2011
Frank Douglas, 85, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Trout, La. No survivors. No services.

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Clarence Mineo Fukushima

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July 28, 2011
Clarence Mineo Fukushima, 77, of Pinckney, Mich., a retiree, died in Pinckney. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty M., daughters Lori Ramaker and Lyn Williamson, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes in California.

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Ernest W. Furtado

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Aug. 1, 2011
Ernest W. “Ernie” Furtado, 56, of Kailua, a Terminix service manager on Maui, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Debra Lee, daughter Sherrie Lee, brothers Stanley and Steven, sisters Cynthia Gray and Debbie Mendoza, and two grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at 1151 Kahili St., Kailua. For information, call Debra at 463-2929. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Florence Kyau Lau Haars

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July 15, 2011
Florence Kyau Lau “Do” Haars, 91, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughter Beverly G. “Buff” and sister Helen K. Lau. Private services.

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James Haglund

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July 28, 2011
James “Jaime” Haglund, 45, of Honolulu, an international educator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by companion Pok Kanpirom, mother Maxine H. Blommer, stepfather Dan Blommer, father Jack, stepmother Carol, brother John and sister Barb McKenzie. Services on Saturday at Bodhi Tree Meditation Center, 654 N. Judd St.; time to be announced. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the family in care of Maxine Haglund Blommer.

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George Hironaka

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Aug. 2, 2011
George Hironaka, 80, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard naval architect, died in Aiea. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Jeannette H., son Jon, daughter Liane Yamashiro and a grandchild. Private services.

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Cecelia Lucas Holtzmann

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Aug. 3, 2011
Cecelia Lucas Holtzmann, 80, of Kailua died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Upland, Calif. She is survived by husband Oliver V.; sons Fredrick, Nicholas and Joseph; daughters Kathryn H. Bailey and Eleanor Holtzmann; brother Philip Lucas; sister Patricia Worthing; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Roseline Hunt

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July 9, 2011
Roseline “Roz” Hunt, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Island Paradise School teacher, died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Beauclerc, daughters Jeannette Smiddy and Marietta Bennett, brother Alfred Caires, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Yacht Club, Ala Wai Boat Harbor. Casual attire. No flowers.

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FUMIKO IWAMOTO

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FUMIKO IWAMOTO

Age 90, of Kaneohe, passed away on July 28, 2011. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, she was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Suyeichi Iwamoto, she is survived by her sons, Calvin and Rodney (Linda) Iwamoto; daughter, Gayle (Tom) Jamison; seven grandchildren and nine-great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Leo Bernard Rodby Jr.

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July 4, 2011
Leo Bernard Rodby Jr., 85, of Wahiawa, a state Department of Consumer Affairs retiree and Navy veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Walter and Peter, daughter Leilani Collins, brother Richard, sisters Jayne Wakeham and Linnea Horsnell, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1611 California Ave., Wahiawa. Scattering of ashes: noon Sunday at Haleiwa Boat Harbor. Aloha attire.

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Lyle Kaiwi Kamaka

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July 26, 2011
Lyle Kaiwi Kamaka, 53, of Waianae died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers James and Bradley, and sisters Blossom Kamaka and Delight Kaai. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

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Stephen Leilehua Kapuakela

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July 30, 2011
Stephen Leilehua Kapuakela, 67, of Waimanalo, an Air Force veteran, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Harold, Robert, Thomas and Abraham; and sisters Henrietta Orta, Julia Belisario, Louise Kapana, Eliza Martin, Sandra Evans, Sharon Kiilehua, Dorothy Moore, and Carol Jean, Doreen, Elizabeth, Danielle, Barbara and Velvet Kapuakela. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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HASEL MAY KEALA

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HASEL MAY KEALA

Age 59, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 25, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born December 14, 1951 in Hilo, Hawaii. A case manager with Maililand Transitional Shelter for Catholic Charities Hawaii. She had a passion for crafts and leimaking.

She is survived by sons, John (Kalei) Ahokovi, Abraham “Kiki” (Chas) Keala, Jr; daughters, Kalae Keala of Hilo, Cheris Gastilo of Hilo, Bertajane “BJ” (Kenneth) Younce, Krysia (Jason) Agosto; brothers, David Walker of Alaska, Kenneth (Donna) Walker of Hilo, Warren (Kaleo) Walker, MSW of Hilo, Glenn Walker of Hilo; 10 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Celebration of life services and scattering of ashes for Hasel and Abraham “Abe” Keala, Sr. will be held Saturday (August 13) 11:30 a.m. at Pokai Bay. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Angelina L. Narito

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Aug. 3, 2011
Angelina L. “Angie” Narito, 86, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. factory worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Robert and Bonifacio, daughters Shirley Harvey and Rose Araujo, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire.

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RACHEL YOSHIKO SAKA

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RACHEL YOSHIKO SAKAI

Age 85, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 26, 2011 in Pearl City. Born February 27, 1926 in Aiea, Hawaii. Rachel retired from the accounting department of the Navy Public Works Center. She was a former member of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association and Pearl City Hongwanji Fujin Kai.

She is survived by sons, Mitchell (Gaye) Sakai, Miles (Brandee) Sakai; daughters, Yvonne (Guilhermo) Alboro of Lanai, HI, Sharon (Curtis) Oki; sisters, Frances Idemoto, Marian Kitamori; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (August 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

James Naomitsu Sakamoto

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Aug. 5, 2011
James Naomitsu Sakamoto, also known as “Jimmy” and “Sak,” 88, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard quarterman and Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mitsue, sons Dale N. and Alan M., daughters Lynn K. Cabato and Amy Y. Park, sister Ethel F. and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Marcelina Guzman Upano

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July 21, 2011
Marcelina Guzman “Mercy” Upano, 87, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Sudipen, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Francisco “Frank” and Raymond “Ray,” daughter Marlina Duldulao, brothers Perfecto and Reynaldo DeGuzman, sisters Maria Cortez and Felicidad Miaco, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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STEPHANIE LEE UYEDA

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STEPHANIE LEE UYEDA
October 4th, 1954 – July 30th, 2011

Stephanie Lee Uyeda, Age 56, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on July 30th, 2011 in California while attending a woman’s seminar. Born October 4th, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Stephanie grew up in Monterey Park, California. She graduated from Romona Convent High School in Alhambra, California, then on to the University of California at Santa Barbara where she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. Stephanie also attended the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan teaching English to Japanese students. In 1978 she joined American Airlines Reservations in Los Angeles, then transferred to Honolulu in 1980 returning to her birthplace and worked her way through the ranks at American to lead the Regional Sales & Marketing efforts in the islands, a position she held until the events of September 11, 2001 resulted in the closing of the office.

Stephanie then operated her own business running various Associations in Honolulu including the Honolulu chapter of SMEI (Sales & Marketing Executive International), SKAL Hawaii, a travel industry association as Executive Director of both organizations. She was also the former Executive Director of HAB, (Hawaii Association of Broadcasters).

She is survived by her parents, Herbert & Dale Uyeda of Monterey Park, California.

A memorial service & Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 1701 Wilder Avenue – aloha attire – The family requests no flowers.

Audrey Vasconcellos

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AUDREY VASCONCELLOS
June 19, 2011

70, of Pearl City, a Realtor, died. She was born in Hanapepe.

She is survived by sons Randy and Val Vasconcellos; and daughter Jacque Lakatani.

Celebration of life services will be held Sunday, August 28, 2011, 1030am at Kualoa Ranch Hale Moli’i, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Ka’a’awa, 96730. RSVP 808-479-0478.

CAROLINE MASAKO YAMAMOTO

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CAROLINE MASAKO YAMAMOTO

Age 81, of Los Gatos, CA, passed away June 9, 2011 in San Jose. Born Masako Tanaka on December 24, 1929 in Waialua, Oahu. She was the 1947 Salutatorian of Waialua H.S. and received her teaching professional degree at the University of Hawaii. A retired Maunawili Elementary School teacher and 21-year volunteer at Kuakini Home. A long-time resident of Kailua and Kaneohe, she moved to Los Gatos, CA in 2007 to be closer to her grandchildren.

She is survived by son, Wayne Yamamoto; daughter, Ann Yamamoto; daughter-in-law, Jean Hsu; 2 granddaughters, Valen & Rachel Yamamoto; sisters, Lorraine Tenjoma, Margaret Wakui, Florence Ishii, Chieko Lendio; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grandnephews.

Private services were held.


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