Archive for August 31st, 2011

Thomas Abregana

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Aug. 11, 2011
Thomas Abregana, 64, of Tacoma, Wash., a U.S. Postal Service employee and retired Army veteran, died in Tacoma. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by a wife, five children, five brothers, four sisters and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Merri Lee Phillips Enomoto

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Aug. 28, 2011
Merri Lee Phillips Enomoto, 57, of Wailuku, an office manager for Sante Rehab in Austin, Texas, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. She is survived by husband Chuck Sr.; sons Dana and Aaron Tucker; daughter Danielle Korns; stepsons Alan, Chuck Jr. and Kawika; stepdaughters Nani Racadio and Anna Enomoto; father Russell Phillips; mother Maxine Phillips; sister April Rigsby; stepbrother Robbie Phillips; stepsisters Jayne and Michelle Phillips; seven grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Floral lei only. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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SEE HONG GOO

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SEE HONG GOO

88, born on August 12, 1923, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died August 15, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center East. Retired sheet metal worker for Pearl Harbor Shop 17. Past President of the Goo Association. Survived by his wife, Rose; sons, Edward and daughter-in-law, Grace, Edmond and daughter-in-law; Jadie, daughter, Edwina Lee and son-in-law, Wayson; and 10 grandchildren, William, Elizabeth, James, Andrew, Lawrence and Emerson Goo, Wendy, Erica, Creighton and Stanford Lee; brother, See Kong Goo; and sisters, Sau Harn Lee and Sau Jean Au. Visitation 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Makai Chapel of Borthwick Mortuary; Chinese Taoist services and English program at 1:45 p.m. Burial at 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

BRIAN GRAY

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BRIAN GRAY
August 22, 2011

Brian Gray, 77, of Honolulu, a retired consulting engineer, died at home. He was born in Australia. He is survived by his sons Anthony and Timothy; hanai daughter Linda Cuaron; sister Yvonne Bradley of Australia; extended ohana Jane Gray, David Bills, and his many beer-drinking mates at Queenscliff Surf-Lifesaving Club down under. Private services.

Ethel Healani Alama Hamilton

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ETHEL HEALANI ALAMA HAMILTON

87, OF KANEOHE, PAST PEACFULLY IN HER HOME ON AUGUST 25, 2011. SHE WAS ACTIVE IN THE BAHAI FAITH. SHE PERFORMED BOTH IN THE MAINLAND & HERE IN HAWAII, AS A HULA DANCER, MODEL, ACTRESS & VOCALIST. IN THE 50’S SHE SANG & RECORDED WITH ALFRED APAKA, SR.

IN THE 1960’S, SHE ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND, TRACY HAMILTON & SAMUEL KEALA,PRODUCED THE FIRST “HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE” ALBUM. THE HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLE ALSO PRODUCED, “LEGENDS OF HAWAII SERIES” , WITH KAMOKILA CAMPBELL. DURING THESE BUSY YEARS THEY ALSO STARTED THEIR VERY OWN COLTHING LINE, BEING THE VERY FIRST TO EXPERIMENT WITH USING VELCRO, RATHER THAN BUTTONS!

THROUGH HER YEARS SHE WAS SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO LOVE HER DEARLY! SHE IS SURRVIVED BY HER BROTHER KAUI ALAMA, 2 SONS; BRIAN (WIFE AVIE), RALPH (WIFE PUA) & DAUGHTER; HEALANI OGNE(HUSBAND MARK); 7 GRANDCHILDREN; KIMO (CAROL), KALANI (NALANI), KANOELANI (PAUL PERRY, JR.), HEALANI (GLENN REGO), KEKANAWAI, NICOLET & NOAH. ALONG WITH 15 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; KIMO BOY, SANOELANI, ANUHEA, MOANI, HI’ILANI, KEKOA, GRANT, JORDAN, KAWENA, TATIANA, KEALANI, KAYDEN, HO’OKENA, KULIA & KAULANA. GRANDMAS FAVORITE PRAYER
“O my God! O my God! Unite the hearts of Thy servants, and reveal to them Thy great purpose. May they follow Thy commandments and abide in Thy law. Help them, O God, in their endeavor, and grant them strength to serve Thee. O God! Leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge, and cheer their hearts by Thy love. Verily, Thou art their Helper and their Lord.” -Baha’ullah

CELIBRATION OF LIFE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2011 AT BORTHWICK MORTUARY; VISITATION FROM 9:30 TO 10:30 AM.; SERVICES BEGIN AT 10:30 AM. BURIAL IS BEING HELD AT HAWAIIAN MEMORIAL PARK AT 2:00 PM.

Bruce Richard Jamieson

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JAMIESON, RICHARD BRUCE

Passed away peacefully on 14 July 2011 after a long illness, at St Andrew’s Hospital, Glendowie, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 80 years.

Dearly loved husband of Verna, father of Richard, Norman, Anita and Serena, and grandfather of Max, Ava, Hunter, Madison, Molly and Elliot. A life lived to the full, he will be greatly missed by all of his family and by the many friends and employees he helped and inspired during his lifetime.

Special thanks to the staff of St Andrew’s Hospital for their unfailing loving care and support.

An interment ceremony will take place at Purewa Ceremony at a later date and in the meantime all communications should be directed to the Jamieson Family, care of Verna Jamieson, PO Box 47488, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144, New Zealand.

Linda Shun Tim Leung

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Aug. 25, 2011
Linda Shun Tim Leung, 70, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by sons Andy and Anson Lam; daughter Ada Lam; brothers Nicky and Anthony Leung; and sisters Diana Lee, Suzanna Tsui and Chammy Wong. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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Robert Kazuto Matsuhara

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Aug. 19, 2011
Robert Kazuto “Bobby” Matsuhara, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base heavy-equipment mechanic and an Army veteran and member of the Military Intelligence Service who served in World War II, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Kiku, sons Reggie M. and Mel J., sisters Ruth S. and Harriet K., and a grandchild. Private services.

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Kazuo Okimura

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July 19, 2011
Kazuo Okimura, 100, of Haleiwa, a member of the Hawaii Carpenters Union, Local No. 745, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughter Jean Ohara, sister Doris, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Rosalind Sumiko Onishi

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Aug. 19, 2011
Rosalind Sumiko Onishi, 60, of Aiea, a physical therapist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Helen Y. and brother Henry H. Jr. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Unified … Church, 1419 10th Ave. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Christina Bouafong Phithamma

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Aug. 23, 2011
Christina Bouafong Phithamma, 52, of Waianae, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vientiane, Laos. She is survived by husband Bounnhong, sons Christopher and Phoukhong, daughter Dara P. Manivong, mother Mone, brother Ricky Young, sister Veingkham Bounlangay and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Miyoko Smith

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Aug. 16, 2011
Miyoko Smith, 87, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kyushu, Japan. She is survived by daughters Kimberly Pacarro and Yoshimi Yoshioka, brothers Hiroyuki Nishino and Yugi Nishio, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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Fred Trask

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FRED TRASK

83, died May 11, 2011 in San Jose of lung cancer (never smoked)

MEMORIAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE on Friday, Sept. 2, 6pm at 5002 Maunalani Circle, Wilhelmina Rise, POT LUCK

Masaichi Uyehara

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Aug. 11, 2011
Masaichi “Masa” Uyehara, 87, of Honolulu, a retired cook’s supervisor for the state government, and owner of Vee Jay’s Lunchwagon and Vee Jay’s Coffee Shop, died in St. Francis Hospice. He also was an Army veteran. He is survived by wife Lilly Y., daughters May S. Hinazumi and Marilei Driggs, sister Misako Asato, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Benjamin Yun Hung Wong

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Aug. 20, 2011
Benjamin Yun Hung Wong, 84, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte C., son Christopher, daughter Marilynn and sister Carmen Tom. Private services.

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Clayton Shogo Yamaguchi

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Aug. 16, 2011
Clayton Shogo Yamaguchi, 81, of Wahiawa, an employee of Automatic Vending Machine Co. in Wahiawa and manager of Kalapana Store and Drive-In in Hawaii, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Charlotte; son Glenn; daughter Dawn; hanai daughter Gail Stringer; sisters Daisy Conquest, Rachael McQuerrey and Junko Iwata; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran