Archive for September 24th, 2011

Edna Piilani Crehan

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Sept. 20, 2011
Edna Piilani Crehan, 86, of Honolulu, a retired purchasing agent at the Pearl Harbor supply department, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Cassandra Ellington, Colleen Ferrebee and Erin Adler; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Myrna Eswagen Dacanay

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Sept. 9, 2011
Myrna Eswagen Dacanay, 55, of Kalihi, a telephone operator, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Lee; mother Teresa Eswagen; brothers Manuel, Jimmy and Wilfredo Eswagen; and sister Fely Eswagen. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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James Dunbar Flannery

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Sept. 21, 2011
James Dunbar “Jim” Flannery, 81, of Kailua, a retired college president and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Austin, Minn. He is survived by wife Joanne, sons James Knowlton and Jon Todd, daughters Cyndi Myers and Peggy Ann Swanson, stepsons David and Doug Pertz, stepdaughter Cathy Carter, sisters Nancy Pedersen and Mary Johnson, and 11 grandchildren. Private services.

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Xiaoyuan Gan

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Sept. 17, 2011
Xiaoyuan Gan, 29, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Zhongshan, China. She is survived by husband Yongen Chen, son Victor Chen, father Shuifu, mother Fengying Liao and brother Suquan. Private services.

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DANIEL JEZEK

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DANIEL JEZEK

(June 25, 1977 –
September 24, 2010)

My dearest Daniel,

It is one year since you left us. You were so young, only 33, and full of life and hope for a good life. You had so many plans for your future. You were so kind and generous, always thinking of others and never about yourself. You had so much potential in your life, but it was cut short. I miss you so much, my angel, you were everything to us, and to your father who joined you in March. Life without you is so empty. There is no moment in my life I am not thinking of you and wish you were still with us. Build your Lego dream for yourself and others, just as you did in life. I hope we will meet one day again, my son. Until then, I love you and miss you and will never forget you. I say this for the entire Jezek family and for me, your mom, who will love you for eternity. Sleep peacefully, my son, in the arms of our Lord.

Eliska Jezkova

Rosalind K. Kuresa

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Sept. 4, 2011
Rosalind K. Kuresa, 70, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Fatausaga; sons Samuel and Alton Takata, and Terrence Kuresa; daughters Keala Takata, Linda Kuresa and Moana Atuatasi; brother George Phillips; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Flora Jane Lawrence

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Sept. 7, 2011
Flora Jane Lawrence, 79, of Haina, Hawaii, a retired Hawaiian Plantation cook, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Louis G.; son Wayne; daughters Lorna Lawrence and Laura Vasquez; brothers Daniel and Benny “Chico” Umayam; sisters Jody Kini, Dorothy Jordan, Susie Akagi, Cecilia Islise and Charlene Rodrigues; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa, Hawaii. Mass: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Anna Lee

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Sept. 8, 2011
Anna Lee, 87, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Leroy C., Larry T.S. Jr., Alan R. and Leonard J.; daughter Leila C.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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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 Honolulu. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Alejandro “Henry”, daughters Linda Maglaya and Floralei Diamsay, 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Susan Elliott Miller

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Aug. 30, 2011
Susan Elliott Miller, 71, of Kailua died at home. She was born in Utah. She is survived by brother Douglas and caretaker Ana Fisilau. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Oct 1 at Kailua Beach Park Pavilion.

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NORMA JEAN NICHOLL

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NICHOLL, NORMA JEAN
1927 – 2011

Norma Jean Nicholl formerly of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 19, 2011 in Calgary Alberta Canada, surrounded by her loving family. Norma is survived by her brother Garth (Mary); four nephews: Lowell (Lori Lynn), Lance (Rhodi), Shawn (Shellee), Tyler (Tanis); twelve great nephews and nieces and four great great nephews and nieces. Norma lived for forty-five years in her beloved Hawaii before returning to Calgary five years ago to reside at Wentworth Manor. Her smile and terrific sense of humor will be sadly missed. A small Family Memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Norma Jean’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary (#201, 222-58 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2S3). To email expressions of sympathy: mountainview@arbormemorial.com subject heading: Norma Jean Nicholl. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1605 – 100 Street SE, Calgary, AB, T1X 0L4. Telephone: (403) 272-5555 www.mountainview memorial.ca

Masahide Ojima

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Sept. 5, 2011
Masahide Ojima, 89, of Honolulu, an auto mechanic and owner of Hide’s Service, and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, Baker Battery, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Walter K. and sisters Grace S. Konno, Nancy T. Sakuda, Margaret F. Ojima and Agnes E. Fujii. Private services.

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Virgilio Mina Palacol

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Sept. 18, 2011
Virgilio Mina Palacol, 72, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Medical Center laundry attendant, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Gloria, daughter Camille Stamatakos, hanai daughters Samantha King and Dr. Mary Ann Pefanco, father Hilarion, brothers Renato and Edmundo, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. today at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 2 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Rachael S. Pires

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Sept. 2, 2011
Rachael S. Pires, 84, of Honolulu died in Aiea. She was born in Kalaupapa, Molokai. She is survived by husband Moses, daughters Elaine DiChiara and Patricia Watanabe, brother Richard Ho’opi’i and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Pius Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Jo Ruth B. Shirkey

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Sept. 19, 2011
Jo Ruth B. Shirkey, 75, of Whitefish, Mont., died in Whitefish. She was born in Circleville, Ohio. She is survived by daughter Jodi, stepson Wade and stepdaughter Kathryn Leithead. Services to be held at a later date.

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Nicanor Duarte Pugay Sr.

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Sept. 10, 2011
Nicanor Duarte “Nick” Pugay Sr., 90, of Waipahu, a retired Tripler Hospital mess foreman and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Rosario, Cavite, Philippines. He is survived by wife Cecilia U.; sons Nicanor A., Virgilio A., Nicanor L., Edward L. and Nicanor D. Pugay, and Dominic Gaballo; daughters Emelda A. Profeta, Estalita P. Ishikawa, Erlinda L. and Cecilia D. Pugay, Caroline U. Brown, Mary D. Kawainui, Dorothy T. Pugay-Correa, Rose S. Pa and Theresa Gaballo-Oliva; 42 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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EDWARD CLAYTON STEVENSON

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EDWARD CLAYTON STEVENSON

Passed away peacefully on September 12, 2011 at the age of 79. A dedicated husband and Father, Edward was preceded in death by his wife of over fifty years, Pearl Klovdahl Stevenson. During their marriage, they lived in Colorado and Hawaii where they made many lifelong friends. He is survived by his son, Edward E. Stevenson and his brothers, Robert and Roy.

Edward was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church for many years and a Big Brother in the Big Brothers and Sisters Program.

Edward was a Civil and Structural Engineer involved in designing transportation improvement projects for over forty years. During this time, he was in charge of over 100 highway and airport projects with a construction cost of over 1.5 billion dollars. Edward had many projects in Hawaii, the Philippines, Saipan and China. Before his retirement, he served as a project director for the E-470 highway toll projects and the 20th Street viaduct replacement project.

An intimate family memorial service was held for him at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

EDWARD CLAYTON STEVENSON

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EDWARD CLAYTON STEVENSON

Passed away peacefully on September 12, 2011 at the age of 79. A dedicated husband and Father, Edward was preceded in death by his wife of over fifty years, Pearl Klovdahl Stevenson. During their marriage, they lived in Colorado and Hawaii where they made many lifelong friends. He is survived by his son, Edward E. Stevenson and his brothers, Robert and Roy.

Edward was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church for many years and a Big Brother in the Big Brothers and Sisters Program.

Edward was a Civil and Structural Engineer involved in designing transportation improvement projects for over forty years. During this time, he was in charge of over 100 highway and airport projects with a construction cost of over 1.5 billion dollars. Edward had many projects in Hawaii, the Philippines, Saipan and China. Before his retirement, he served as a project director for the E-470 highway toll projects and the 20th Street viaduct replacement project.

An intimate family memorial service was held for him at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

George Samuel Tai

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Sept. 20, 2011
George Samuel Tai, 70, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan H.; sons George and Peter; daughters Joreen and Jerolyn Johnston, and Darcy Tai; brothers Alfred J. and Clifford; sister Rowena; and nine grandchildren. No services.

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Russ Michio Takaki

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Sept. 21, 2011
Russ Michio Takaki, 92, of Honolulu, a retired chief executive of the state Board of Paroles and Pardons, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Ruth Pyszczynski, Cheri Takaki and Kuulei Rodgers; sisters Ellen Kunihiro, Nobuko Hayashi and Toshiko Hansawa; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. No services. No monetary offerings.

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Marion Taylor Tilghman

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Sept. 19, 2011
Marion Taylor Tilghman, 81, of Kailua, a retired Coast Guard pilot, died in Kailua. He was born in Weldon, N.C. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Jeffery, Richard and P.B.; daughter Joanna; brothers James and Lewis; sister Georgia Green; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. today at Kailua United Methodist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Xing Ya Wong

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Sept. 16, 2011
Xing Ya Wong, 55, of Honolulu, an Aloha Fashion seamstress and an Island Manapua kitchen helper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Philip, daughter Susan and mother Jie Yun Chen. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Mitsuo Yamasaki

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Sept. 8, 2011
Mitsuo Yamasaki, 88, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Kiyoto and sisters Annie A. Takemoto, Chiyeko Tanouye and Janet K. Okazaki. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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