Archive for August 21st, 2011

Richard Alcoran

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Aug. 14, 2011
Richard “Ricky” Alcoran, 70, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a Waikoloa Land Co. groundskeeper, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Angie; sons Richard S., Gregory and Benny; daughter Rachel; stepsons Nario and Kekoa Libron; stepdaughter Narlynn Libron; brothers Benny, Rodney, Harold and Clarence; sister Veronica Alcoran-Schiavoni; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Jodo Mission Hall. Services: noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Balai

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Aug. 9, 2011
James “Kimo” Balai, 59, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. foreman and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon L.; stepson Scott Kaiue; stepdaughters Rebecca Piilani, Melissa Antonio and Vicki Kaiue; mother Harriet; brothers Edward Jr. and Raymond; sister Clara Yokono; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation and celebration of life: 9 a.m. Friday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, Waimea. Casual attire.

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Nancy Chizuko Ballesteros

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Aug. 16, 2011
Nancy Chizuko Ballesteros, 63, of Lahaina, a retail industry worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Rolando; son Roland; daughter Ashley; brother Masa Hirouji; and sisters Doreen Kaneyuki, Doris Okazuki and Merle Yamanto. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Helen W. Bussey

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HELEN W. BUSSEY

92, formerly of Kailua & Kaneohe, passed away July 20, 2011. A beloved pre-school teacher for many years in many settings, including Parent Participation Nursery School (PPNS), Kailua & Marine Corps Base Kaneohe. She was instrumental in organizing a Hawaii chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support organization for bereaved parents. She was a member of the Windward United Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by her husband William H. Bussey and son William H. Bussey, Jr. (Capt., U.S. A.F.) Survived by son George D Bussey, MD (Moira), daughter Linda Clausen (Ken), Grandchildren Andrew Bussey (Heather), Megan B. Katz (Daniel), Cathy Chien (Louis), and Edward Clausen (Joanna), and four great-grandchildren.

Donations may be sent to The Compassionate Friends (Honolulu or National) or PPNS, Kailua, HI.

Eusebio B. Cajudoy

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Aug. 17, 2011
Eusebio B. Cajudoy, 81, of Lahaina, a retired Maui Pineapple Co. laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lolita T.; son Ericson; daughters Sheila and Sheryl; brothers Lorenzo, Valentine and Maximiniano; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Theodore Leroy Carson

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Aug. 13, 2011
Theodore Leroy “Ted” Carson, 81, of Wailuku, a retired postmaster at Newport War College and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Newport, R.I. He is survived by sons Stephen, Gary, Wayne, Raymond, Ed and Shawn; daughter Michele; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, 1627 B Mill St., Wailuku. Mass: 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow at the Carson family home. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to hospicemaui.org; MLK Center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI 02840, 401-846-4828; or Boys and Girls Club of Newport, 95 Church St., Newport, RI 02840, 401-847-6927.

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Jane Yuriko Ditzel

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Aug. 9, 2011
Jane Yuriko Ditzel of Honolulu, a retired state director of school food services, died. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Resi J. Suehiro and Lise L. Ditzel-Ma, sister Matsuko Haruguchi and three grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 2:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Mitsue Funasaki

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July 27, 2011
Mitsue Funasaki, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Punchbowl Market co-owner, died. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Gerald T. and Edward I., daughter Ann S. Arakawa, sister Aiko Tokumura, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Laura Hisano Tamashiro Gerum

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July 25, 2011
Laura Hisano Tamashiro Gerum, 31, of Kaneohe, a PARENTS Inc. program director, died. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Mark, mother Patricia Tamashiro, stepfather Philip Bachman, brothers Terry Y. Tamashiro and Philip “Trey” Bachman III, sister Suzanne Manzano, stepbrothers Dion and Kristopher Bachman, and grandparents Chokichi and Sueko Tamashiro. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kokokahi YWCA, Atherton Hall, 45-035 Kaneohe Bay Drive.

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Emma Correlina Hencke

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Aug. 17, 2011
Emma Correlina Hencke, 89, of Kailua-Kona, a retired secretary and Jafra consultant, died at home. She was born in Kota Radja, Sumatra, Indonesia. She is survived by sons Paul and Hans; daughters Anna Birch, Franciska H. Pence and Ingrid Hencke; sisters Jacqueline Pantus and Victorine Vermeesch; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Aloha Center for Spiritual Living, Hulikoa Drive.

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David Chock Yong Hou

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Aug. 11, 2011
David Chock Yong Hou, 88, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Geraldine; son Joseph; daughters Rita Lum, Christina Kwa and Grace Cheah; brothers George, Gregory and Patrick; sister Shirley Chan; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 9:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Chi Keung Hui

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Aug. 8, 2011
Chi Keung “C.K.” Hui, 80, of Honolulu, a Kaiser Permanente retiree, died at home. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Yuen Ming, son Keith, daughter Judy Wong and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Kimie Isa

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Aug. 2, 2011
Kimie Isa, 82, of Honolulu, a state Department of Labor clerk, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Brian, daughters Sharon and Jodene, sister Nobue Hirakawa and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m.

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Sayoko Taniguchi Kawasaki

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July 22, 2011
Sayoko Taniguchi Kawasaki, 89, of Maple Valley, Wash., formerly of Hilo, a retired KTA Supermarket store clerk, died at home. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Lillian Asato, sister Sachiko Chun, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services: 1:30 p.m. Services will also be live online at www.ustream.tv/channel/sayoko- t-kawasaki-memorial-service. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Clifford K. Keahi

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Aug. 7, 2011
Clifford K. Keahi, 60, of Wailuku died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Percy and Robert, and sisters Susan Joaquin and Mary J. Keahi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Hilda Morreira Keau

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Aug. 9, 2011
Hilda Morreira Keau, 92, of Kula, Maui, a retired Kula Hospital seamstress, died at home. She was born in Kula. She is survived by daughter Melvia Kalawaia, brothers Frank and David, sister Evelyn Carrier, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Mission. Mass: 11 a.m. Urn burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Allen Cha Soon Kim

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July 19, 2011
Allen Cha Soon Kim, 91, of Mililani, formerly of Honolulu, a retired mechanical engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jule, daughters Victoria Kim and Patricia Hill, and brother Chang Sun. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Arthur Takeshi Komiyama

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July 30, 2011
Arthur Takeshi Komiyama, 91, of Hono-lulu, an accountant and office manager at John Hancock, and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Carol K. Matsunaga, sister Jane T. Shikasho and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshio Koyanagi

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Aug. 2, 2011
Yoshio Koyanagi, 82, of Wailuku, a Wailuku Agriculture tractor operator, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Kazuo and Yoshimatsu “Blackie,” and sisters Harue Tsukamoto and Yuriko Ajifu. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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HIDEKO S. KUWAHARA

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HIDEKO S. KUWAHARA
(1913-2011)

Mrs. Hideko S. Kuwahara, age 97, formerly of Lahaina, passed away on February 8, 2011, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. For many years between 1936 and 1968 she taught at Kamehameha III School and Honokohua School and was active in the Delta Kappa Gamma teachers’ organization.
Born on April 3, 1913, in Lahaina to Okuju and Wasa Kamimoto Sasaki, Mrs. Kuwahara graduated from Lahainaluna High School and the University of Hawaii. A sociology major in college, she published a journal article on the immigrant experience of a man from the Azores and acted in the Japanese Students Association Theatrical Guild. In 1935-36 she taught in Kapoho on the Big Island before marrying Dr. Toshio Kuwahara, a dentist, in 1937. Except for 1954-55 spent in Whittier, California, the Kuwaharas lived in Lahaina until 1969 when they moved to Santa Cruz, California, and then to Kirkland, Washington, before settling in White Salmon, Washington. Later they lived in Hood River, Oregon, where Dr. Kuwahara died in 1996. In May 2001 Mrs. Kuwahara moved to New Mexico.
Mrs. Kuwahara is survived by her elder sister, Sakae Sasaki Kawakami of Honolulu, and her children: Dr. Steven and Rene Miyajima Kuwahara of Sunnyvale, California; Professor James and Avis Kuwahara Payne of Las Cruces, New Mexico; and David and Lynda Maricle Kuwahara of Idaho City, Idaho. Other survivors include her grandchildren: Daniel and Gretchen Breunsbach Kuwahara of Corvallis, Oregon; Dr. Sara Kuwahara of Tucson, Arizona; and Marina Payne of Winston, Oregon; and her great-grandchildren: Calvin and Natalie Kuwahara of Corvallis, Oregon.
The family invite friends to the memorial service for Dr. and Mrs. Kuwahara at 4 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011, at the Lahaina Hongwanji Temple and ask that anyone wishing to make a monetary contribution send it to a favorite charity.

Elaine Hu LaVallee

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June 11, 2011
Elaine Hu LaVallee, 74, of San Jose, Calif., died in San Jose. She was born in Shekki, Guangdong, China. She is survived by husband Bill; sons Andrew and Matthew; daughters Sheryl Wung, Patti Wallack and Penny Burgoon; brother Gilman Hu; and sister Evelyn Chong. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1317 Queen Emma St., Honolulu. Casual attire.

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Kwai Chang Lum

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July 27, 2011
Kwai Chang Lum, 86, of Honolulu, a retired King’s Bakery wholesale clerk, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Alvin, daughter Janice Nagahiro, brothers Hoy and Stanley Chang, sisters Charlotte Kop and Margaret Kau, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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The Rev. John K. Mahoney

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Aug. 15, 2011
The Rev. John K. Mahoney, 85, of San Antonio, Texas, an Oblate missionary priest and missionary in Japan, died in San Antonio. He was born in Long Island, N.Y. He is survived by sister Mary J. Malar and numerous nephews and nieces. Services held in San Antonio. Additional services to be held in Massachusetts. Donations suggested to Oblate Infirmary Fund, 486 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA 01876-2849; or to the missions of the Vice-Province of Japan, made payable to “Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate — Japan,” send to Rev. Raymond Bourgoin, OMI, Treasurer, Vice-Province of Japan, c/o Reginald Bourgoin, 11 Old Blue Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074-9608. Online condolences: www.mckennaouellette. com.

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Darlina R. Matias

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Aug. 5, 2011
Darlina R. Matias, 56, of Kihei, Maui, a McDonald’s Restaurant cook, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in San Mateo, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Dina Bagorio, Jessica Caintic and Jocelyn Ulep; brothers Willy and Jose Rosete; sisters Leonida Batara, Flora Languido and Lucia Domingo; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial: 2 p.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Roy Y. Nakatani

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Aug. 10, 2011
Roy Y. Nakatani, 92, of Waipahu, retired owner of Nakatani Farm and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernice T.; sons James J., Don S., Guy Y. and Dale T.; daughter Joan Sasaki; sisters Ethel M. Kunishige and Lorraine H. Sugihara; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Manuel Nitullama

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Aug. 15, 2011
Manuel “Manny” Nitullama, 71, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Aisa and Chevis Robino; daughters Shirldene Walker, Marlene Lawson and Anela Navarro; brother Chris Amper; sisters Juanita Salsbury and Bassy Lawles; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Miriam Yaeko Noda Ohye

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Aug. 2, 2011
Miriam Yaeko Noda Ohye, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Kaahumanu Elementary School teacher, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Jana Cooney and Sonya Miyashiro, sister Sachiko Yanagihara, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m.

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ELEANOR FISHER PENCE

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ELEANOR FISHER PENCE

Eleanor Fisher Pence passed away at age 98 on August 15, 2011. She was born on September 14, 1912 in Tokyo Japan.

She was raised on the East Coast where she graduated from Smith College and Yale School of Nursing. She came to the islands in 1938 and is a descendant of early missionaries Lucy and Abner Wilcox.

She was an early advocate for Women’s vote and Women’s right to choose. She was very passionate about her community involvement and actively supported many causes such as Planned Parenthood, Hawaii Humane Society, Manoa Valley Theater, Daughter’s of Hawaii, and Mission House.

She was a lover of all animals and helped to start the Poodle Club of Hawaii. She raised monkeys and loved all her cats and dogs.

She was married to the late Judge Martin Pence and is survived by her daughters, Merrill Johnston, Drudi Johnston, Suzy Hemmings of Honolulu and her son Tom Johnston of Sydney Australia. She has 6 grand children and 14 great grand children. The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation to Hawaii Humane Society or Hanahau’oli School.

Eleanor Fisher Pence

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Aug. 15, 2011
Eleanor Fisher Pence, 98, of Honolulu died. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Tom Johnston; daughters Merrill and Drudi Johnston, and Suzy Hemmings; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society or Hanahauoli School.

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John Ramento

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March 1, 2011
John Ramento, 62, of Las Vegas, a heavy-equipment operator and truck driver, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carmen; sons Justin, Manuel and Michael; daughters Jamie and Iris; brothers Larry, Frederico, Ricardo, Alfredo, Marcelino, Florendo and Alberto; sisters Meling, Esperanza and Lenora; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Luncheon to follow at 1471 Olino St. Casual attire. No flowers.

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