Archive for August 19th, 2011

Shizuko Fujikawa

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July 31, 2011
Shizuko Fujikawa, 102, of Honolulu died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Calvin M., sister Kikue Saeki, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Eugene John Gloetzel

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Aug. 9, 2011
Eugene John “Bud” Gloetzel, 91, of Aiea, a retired Suzuki Motorcycle Co. parts manager and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Clay County, Iowa. He is survived by son Galen, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Juan A. Gumayagay

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Aug. 1, 2011
Juan A. Gumayagay, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired Deluxe Pastry Shop baker, died in Kailua. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Natividad; sons Nading and Froilan; daughter Jane Pimental; brothers Tiburcio, Anacleto, Cirilo, Agapito and Dalmacio; sisters Filomena Parubrub and Carmelita Oshiro; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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SETSUKO “SETS” NAO HAMASAKI

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SETSUKO “SETS” NAO HAMASAKI

87, died peacefully at home on August 12, 2011. Born in San Francisco on March 3, 1924, she is survived by husband Richard Noboru “Dick” Hamasaki; sons Richard and Mark (both of Kaneohe); daughter Lorene (of Vacaville, CA); grandchildren Sydney, Kai, Napu, Ryo and Mele. She is survived by sister Chiyo Wada and brother Isamu Nao, both of San Francisco. She was preceded in death by her parents Senri and Yoshino Nao, also of San Francisco, along with siblings Makoto Nao (Honolulu), Michi Hatano (Ayabe, Japan), Chiye Hiura (San Francisco), Kimi Matsumoto (Oakland) and Kazu Harano (North Platte, NE).
In 1942, shortly after Executive Order 9066, she and her family members, along with some 4,000 others, were confined to Tanforan Racetrack sheltered in horse stalls, grandstands and makeshift barracks. Later, her family was incarcerated at the “Topaz War Relocation Center” in central Utah.
Despite this and other challenges, Setsu attended at San Francisco City College and later transferred to the University of Minnesota. Unfortunately, her studies were curtailed because of financial circumstances. In a twist of fate, she went on a blind date and met a “short, dark, quiet, but handsome” U.S. Army officer from Paauilo, Hawaii. This initial meeting and subsequent wooing led to her marriage 64 years ago, to now retired U.S. Army Major Richard Noboru Hamasaki.
Together, the military family moved many times across the United States and abroad to Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand before settling into their retirement home in Northern California in 1975. In the past 10 years, Obachan and Ojichan divided their time between Vacaville, California and Hawaii to spend time with grandchildren before moving permanently to Kaneohe to be cared for by family. Always creative, Sets would adapt quickly to new environments and cultures. She dressed stylishly, appreciated arts and crafts, and studied oil painting and batik. She was unequivocal about the importance of education, the arts, and family.
She was a devoted mother and wife and lived a full and vibrant life. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday (August 22) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Memorial: 6 pm. Private inurnment on a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Robert Yukio Higa

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Aug. 14, 2011
Robert Yukio “Bobby” Higa, 80, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Pahoa High & Intermediate School custodian, died in the Life Care Center in Hilo. He was born in Kapoho. He is survived by wife Sayoko; sons John and Mark; daughter Carol; sisters Doris Tatsuzawa, Lois Shimoda and Betsy Seki; a grandchild; and a hanai grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Yoshio Higashi

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July 16, 2011
Thomas Yoshio Higashi, 76, of† Keizer, Ore., a retired state of Oregon attorney, died in Salem. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother George. Celebration of life was held in Oregon. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Darl Jean Hunt

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Aug. 12, 2011
Darl Jean Hunt, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii State Hospital registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kekoa, Christopher and Daniel; mother Stella Hahn; brothers Albert Cortez and Leighton Hahn; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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LOUISE H. HUNTER-WALLACE

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Age 77, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away August 5, 2011 in Honolulu. Born August 15, 1933 in Manila, Philippines. Author and retired teacher from Waianae High School.

She is survived by daughters, Elsie Foster, Evelyn Hunter; 2 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (August 23) at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church; (930 Lunalilo St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual/Aloha Attire.

Minoru Kanda

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July 26, 2011
Minoru Kanda, 96, of Honolulu, a retired C. Brewer and Co. accountant, died. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nobuyo Hirata-Kanda, son Neal, daughters Lynette “Ko” Miyataki and Diane “Didi” Iwaoka, five grandchildren, a step-grandchild and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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ALLEN CHA SOON KIM

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ALLEN CHA SOON KIM

Allen Cha Soon Kim 91, of Mililani formerly of Puunui, Manoa, died July 19,2011 at 10am at his Mililani residence, cared by his second wife of 18 years Jule (Pimpaite) Kim of Lithuania. A US Navy veteran, Distinguished NARFE member and Eagle Scout. He is preceded by his first wife of 46 years, Eloise Leilani ( Kamalii – Mokulehua) Kim with her they have two beautiful daughters, Victoria Kim of Honolulu and Patricia Hill of Washington D.C. Allen retired after 37 years of service as a mechanical engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is also survived by his brother Chang Sun Kim, nephews and nieces. Visitation, Friday, August 26, 2011, 9:00am – 12:30pm Borthwick Mortuary “Mauka Chapel” Burial 1:00pm National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, www.borthwickoahu.com

SIDNEY C. KIMHAN

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SIDNEY C. KIMHAN

The family of Sidney C. Kimhan wishes to thank each and every one of you who blessed his life with your love, loyalty, and friendship. We are deeply grateful for the many heartfelt condolences, prayers, generous monetary and floral gifts, and for honoring him at his services. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

William Lithgow

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Aug. 16, 2011
William “Bill” Lithgow, 79, of Honolulu, a retired union painter and jazz musician, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by companion Setsuko Ainsworth, four daughters, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday at Makiki Christian Church. Aloha attire.

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Heracleo Lucero

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Aug. 2, 2011
Heracleo “Frank” Lucero, 69, of Waipahu, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Duranes, N.M. He is survived by wife Lillian S., son Frank A., daughters Margaret L. Yoro and Marylynn L. Oshima, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Aileen Janette Lyman

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July 19, 2011
Aileen Janette “Tootsie” Lyman, 86, of Coarsegold, Calif., died in Coarsegold. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robin and sister Miriam Parrish. Celebration of life was held in Coarsegold.

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Richard Koon Seong Ma

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Aug. 9, 2011
Richard Koon Seong Ma, 90, of Honolulu, a businessman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Norma; daughters Stefanie Higa, Josanne Ma and Ceseli Ma-Fred; sister Rose Yoshimura; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Star of the Sea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Patrick L. Maguire

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Aug. 13, 2011
Patrick L. Maguire, 48, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii photography student, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Pennsylvania. No survivors. No services.

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Epiphania Guavis Marcello

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Aug. 3, 2011
Epiphania Guavis “Fanny” Marcello, 92, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Navy Officers Club waitress, died in Kapolei. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Robert, Reynold, Roland and Randolph; daughters Dolores Dos Santos, Lolita Haburda, Yolanda Gonsalves and Judy Ann Yockman; brothers Cypriano, Maxmiano, Herbert, Nicholas and Benjamin Calio; 28 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Fuyuko Nagata

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July 24, 2011
Fuyuko Nagata, 94, of Hilo, a retired Kamehameha Garment Factory seamstress, died in Kaamilo Hale LLC. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Kenneth, daughters Aileen Nagata and Joanne Nagao, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to charity.

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Sally R. Patrocinio-Tee

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Aug. 12, 2011
Sally R. Patrocinio-Tee, 45, of Honolulu, a state Department of Education payroll clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lagonoy, Camarines Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Noel; sons Neil and Nolan; mother Marina; brothers Daniel, Jinny, Sonny and Morris; and sisters Fanny, Lanny and Mylene. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Leticia Matute Quitoriano

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July 20, 2011
Leticia Matute Quitoriano, 70, of Pearl City, a retired Quitoriano Care Home operator, died in Aiea. She was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons John and Gerald; daughter Roberta Lynn Gonzales; brothers Antonio, Manuel, Charito, Leon and Dante Matute; sisters Fulseda Robles, Jovita Ibon, Meding Jaucian and Catalina Bugarin; and five grandchildren. Visitations: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Rose Lim Rho

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Aug. 5, 2011
Rose Lim Rho, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired Army supply clerk, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Cynthia Rho Fukumoto and Roann Rakta, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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KWAN YIN FITZGERALD IHILANI SAFFERY

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KWAN YIN FITZGERALD IHILANI SAFFERY

44, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Samuel III, mother Aileen (deceased); brothers Samuel IV (Cindy Saffery), Pono, Kalani (Lei), Shea and Simon; sisters Ann, Meri-Beth Kekumu (Marcus), Clare Pili (Alika), 11 nieces and 4 nephews. Services: Saturday August 27, 10 a.m. at Pu’uhonua Hale 68-603 Crozier Drive, Mokuleia. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.

STEFANIE SMART

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Stefanie Lee Havens Smart, 45, passed away on August 17, 2011.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Diamond Head Theater on Sunday August 21, 2011 at 4pm.

Stefanie was born on August 24, 1965 in Hilo, Hawaii to Antony Parker Smart and Diana Damon Smart. She grew up in Honolulu where she attended Hanahau’oli and Punahou Schools and went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. Stefanie was a prominent figure in the Hawaii theater scene and she garnered three Po’okela Awards for her performances as “Carrie” in Carousel (DHT), “Anna” in King & I (DHT) and “Mrs. Lovett” in Sweeny Todd (ACT).

Stefanie had an incredible zest for living. She loved to cook and savor the flavor of life and was at her happiest on the stage. She was at home in the ocean and with her friends and had a laugh that carried for miles. She was a gifted singer and performer, loving and passionate wife and beloved friend. As a child and into her mid-teens, Stefanie spent summers and weekends on Parker Ranch, then owned by her grandfather Richard Smart, living in his art museum home, Puuopelu. After high school, “granddaddy” recommended she attend the school in Pasadena because, as she put it, “I want to be a singing Meryl Streep.”

Stefanie is survived by her husband, James B. Triplett; her brother Parker Damon Smart, her niece and nephew, Maya and Keaton Smart, her first cousin, Willow Smart, and her mother and step-father, Diana Damon Henderson and Charlie Henderson.

Raymond Masao Teragawachi

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July 12, 2011
Raymond Masao Teragawachi, 90, of Honolulu, a retired commercial photographer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Hideko Iwai and Mae Kunihisa. Private services.

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Harold Tiahrt

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HAROLD TIAHRT

Harold Tiahrt was a true American Hero – A hero to his country and his family. He passed away on August 15, 2011.

Harold was born June 1, 1920 in Aberdeen, Idaho and raised in Paso Robles, California in the Mennonite faith.

He was drafted into the US Army on November 13, 1941. He piloted 43 B-17 combat missions with both the 99th Bomb Group (H) and the “Bloody” 100thBomb Group (H). He retired as a command pilot with over 9,000 hours.

He was a test pilot with the Air Force in Van Nuys, CA, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Peterson.

He retired on September 1, 1964, as a Lt Colonel with 23 years of military service and continued to serve his country with the Department of Defense. His service to the country totaled 43 years.

He is survived by his co-pilot of 63 years, Patty, and seven of their eight children, Harold II, Tanya, Tamara, Nikko, Patrick, Eric, and Natasha. One son, Leif, preceded him in death. He leaves nineteen grand and great grandchildren who adored him.

He was a wonderful, much loved father and role model for his children even though he had been left fatherless at age two. He was a hard worker throughout his life and had a gentle sense of humor.

Services celebrating his life take place on Sunday, August 21st at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1716 Komo Mai Drive, Pearl City at 3:00 PM. Internment at Punchbowl National Cemetery will take place on Monday, August 22nd at 8:30 AM.

Jovita Madrid Tolete

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July 22, 2011
Jovita Madrid Tolete, 90, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Cabacaraan, San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jorge Jr. and Jose; daughters Helen Galutira, Elvira Ocomen and Caridad and Remedios Tolete; sister Anita Madrid; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Jeanette Tokiko Waki

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Aug. 10, 2011
Jeanette Tokiko Waki, 85, of Honolulu, a Sears Roebuck and Co. credit clerk, died. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Vernon, daughter Joanne Yee, brother Clarence Yamashita, sisters Chiyomi Morikawa and Nancy Yamamoto, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 26 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Yolanda Zepeda

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Aug. 16, 2011
Yolanda Zepeda, 69, of Waianae, a waitress, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Puebla, Mexico. She is survived by sons Marco Zepeda and Angel Camacho, daughter Laura Camacho, sisters Lourdes and Isabel, and two grandchildren. No services.

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