Archive for September 23rd, 2011

FLORENCE M. AKASAKI

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FLORENCE M.
AKASAKI

Age 79, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 1, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 16, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Yoshiharu Akasaki; sons, Kirk (Cindy) Akasaki, Guy Akasaki; daughters, Anne (Greg) Fritz, Laurie (Mark) Ornellas; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Masayoshi Sawai, Thomas Sawai, Michael Sawai; sister, Ruth Takahashi.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (September 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Haruko Edith Bentosino

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Sept. 19, 2011
Haruko Edith Bentosino, 75, of Kahului died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Eileen Hirouji; brother Richard K. Ige; sisters Doris K. Isa, Grace S. Oshiro, Judy S. Kaapuni and Ethel N., Jane K. and Hazel S. Ige; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Marisabel Bonilla

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Sept. 14, 2011
Marisabel Bonilla, 71, of Ewa Beach, a retired hairdresser and caregiver, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Managua, Nicaragua. She is survived by sons Sergio, David and Richard; daughter Vanessa; and six grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in California.

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Alice Mary Tavares Carvalho

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Sept. 17, 2011
Alice Mary Tavares Carvalho, 84, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Walter, sons Walter John and Patrick Joseph, brothers Richard and Henry Tavares, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Evangeline T. Costa

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Sept. 7, 2011
Evangeline T. “Ma” Costa, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne; daughters Lurline Van Elten, Kathleen “Snookie” Knapp and Karen Carl; sister Ethel Thomas; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lydia Delos Santos Elardo

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Aug. 29, 2011
Lydia Delos Santos Elardo, 65, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ferdinand, sons William and Arnel, daughter Judith Llaneta and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mildred Sadako Fujioka

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Aug. 26, 2011
Mildred Sadako Fujioka, 81, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ranold Jr., Aaron and Isaac; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Florence Tomoe Fujishima

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Aug. 29, 2011
Florence Tomoe Fujishima, 78, of Honolulu, a state retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George S.; sons Keith E., Dean A. and Don M.; brothers Franchot Y. and Herbert K. Kurosu; sister Mildred S. Nasu; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Unified …, 1419 10th Ave. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Toshio Gibo

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Sept. 14, 2011
Toshio Gibo, 93 of Hilo, a retired civil servant at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa and an Army veteran who served in World War II with Company C, 100th Battalion, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by son Ken; daughters Keiko Shewmaker, Hitomi Doi and Setsuko Tamura; brother Shigeru; sister Nancy Shintani; and seven grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Herbert Seijin Ginoza

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Sept. 2, 2011
Herbert Seijin Ginoza, 86, of Mountain View, Calif., a retired NASA biochemist and an Army Air Corps veteran who served in World War II, died in Livermore, Calif. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by son Otis; stepdaughter Cheri Collins; brothers George and Frank; sisters Grace Young, Jean Dumphy and June Yoon; and two grandchildren. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii United Okinawa Association.

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Glenn L. Gomes

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Sept. 16, 2011
Glenn L. Gomes, 58, of Ewa Beach, a professional mover, died at home. He was born in Oahu. He is survived by brother John and sister Ereinah Northcott. No services. Donations may be made to Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation, 1814 Liliha St., Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Robert Eugene Grant

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April 30, 2011
Robert Eugene Grant, 55, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. There are no known survivors. No services.

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Calvin Yoshiaki Imura

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Sept. 5, 2011
Calvin Yoshiaki Imura, 67, of Honolulu, a retired manager at Safeway on Beretania Street and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Hide and sister Maizie M. Izumi. Private services.

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Satoru Inouye

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Sept. 6, 2011
Satoru “Sat” Inouye, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state superintendent of school maintenance and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the Military Intelligence Service, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice K.; sons Keevan Y., Carey S., Glenn M. and Kensey S.; sister Bessie E. Okazaki; and eight grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Dalmacio Alesna Jr.

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Aug. 29, 2011
Dalmacio Alesna Jr., 76, of Ewa, a retired grounds maintenance supervisor of Tropicana Apartments Complex and Aloha Airlines, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by son Dal W., stepson Fred Merscher, stepsister Loretta Alison, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Raymond Joseph Kaleohu Marinas Jr.

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Sept. 14, 2011
Raymond Joseph Kaleohu Marinas Jr., 64, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence Tripp, son Raymond J.K. III, brothers Bernard Raymond and Romel Marinas, and sisters Janet Companion, Edna Baricar and Elaine Senensi. Private services.

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Warren Wilfred Kam

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Sept. 10, 2011
Warren Wilfred Kam, 82, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeannette Chun; sons Ralph T. Kam and Brian Chun; daughters Kathy L. Sposato, Terri C. Wasano and Patty Luke; sister Thelma Young; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to MDA/ALS Association. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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John Lai Kau

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Sept. 2, 2011
John Lai Kau, 99, of Mililani, a former employee of Oahu Sugar Plantation, the federal government and Kukui Gardens and the owner of Waipahu Tavern, died in Iowa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Terry W. Rogers, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Robert Minoru Kumura

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Sept. 10, 2011
Robert Minoru Kumura, 92, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance employee at Hawaii Housing Authority, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Ronald, Russel and Roger; daughter JoAnn Au; brother Francis; sisters Jane Teruya and Elsie Fujita; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Kenneth Roy LaReaux

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Sept. 6, 2011
Kenneth Roy LaReaux, 49, of Kaneohe, a fisherman, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by mother Margaret Strauss, brother Robert and sister Doris Silver. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church, 1300 Kailua Road. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Flora Valois Maglaya

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Sept. 7, 2011
Flora Valois “Dalen” Maglaya, 93, of Honolulu, a Kuakini Medical Center nurses’ aide, died in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alejandro “Henry,” five grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitations: 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Chiyoko Masaki

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Sept. 11, 2011
Chiyoko Masaki, 88, of Hilo, a retired barber at the former Sakaki Barber Shop, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Kapehu, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Masato “Norman” and sisters Eleanor S. Kokubun and Eiko Yamaoka. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Esther Sheila Miles

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March 30, 2011
Esther Sheila Miles, 89, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Orval Canicosa-Miles, David Harrington and Samuel and Daniel Yoshida; brother William Mundon; sister Leilani Laronal; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Nancy Chiyoko Muraoka

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Sept. 9, 2011
Nancy Chiyoko Muraoka, 89, of Honolulu, an insurance agent, died in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Lane R., Lyle, Terry T. and Reed H.; daughter Colette L. Komoda; brothers Eddie and Stanley Oshiro; sister Sally Bettencourt; and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Honpa Hongwanji, 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Harue Oda

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Sept. 2, 2011
Harue Oda, 90, of Honolulu, a retired produce packer at Armstrong Produce Ltd., died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clifford S., Dale T. and Earle H.; daughter Susan E. Connett; brother Tadasu Shiraki; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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STAFF SGT. JOHN FREDERICK OGAWA

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STAFF SGT. JOHN FREDERICK OGAWA

Staff Sgt. John Frederick Ogawa, US Army (Retired), 72, of Kaneohe, passed away on April 23, 2011. Memorial will be Monday, September 26, 2011 at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Visitation 5:00pm, Service 6pm. Burial: September 27, 2011 at 1pm, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Survived by: wife, Bobby; daughter, Michelle Vest (Andrew); sons, Daniel Ogawa (Larinda), Brian Gaines; granddaughter, Juliana Gaines; sister, Letittia Fernandez (Butch); brother, Daniel Ogawa (Pam); uncle, Edward Ogawa; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Janet Ogawa; brother, Donald Ogawa; sister, Jane Adair.

Leonar Yustacea Kekahiliaulani Poomaihealani

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July 20, 2011
Leonar Yustacea Kekahiliaulani Poomaihealani, 93, of Cumming, Ga., a homemaker, died in Cumming. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kalani, daughters Louizabel “Louise” Benner and Lyla “Arline” Cahill, sisters Ana McMullin and Louise Underwood, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Valentina Joe Anne Aguinaldo Sado Puno

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Sept. 2, 2011
Valentina Joe Anne Aguinaldo Sado Puno, 47, of Las Vegas died in Nevada. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roger; daughters Alessandra and Gabriella; mother Alejandrea Sado; father Sebastian Sado Jr.; stepmother Shirley Chock; brothers Joel, James, John and Sebastian III Sado; sisters Amelia Real, Vicky Roldan and Caroline Delanoy; grandmother Leona A. Ramiscal; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Church, 229 Queen Emma Square. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Red attire. Flowers welcome.

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Margaret Gean Rowan

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Sept. 18, 2011
Margaret Gean Rowan, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a registered nurse, died in the Regency at Hualalai. She was born in Clarksburg, W.Va. She is survived by daughter Margaret, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Shadyside, Ohio.

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Cecilia Cruz Santos

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Sept. 3, 2011
Cecilia Cruz Santos, 55, of Ewa Beach, a former employee of Hairstyles by Flora, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Horacio; daughters Rachelle and Kathleen; mother Virginia Cruz; brothers Totong, Zosimo, Ubaldo and Ariel Cruz; and sister Nenita Cruz. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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