Archive for September 27th, 2011

Juan M. Agbigay

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Sept. 17, 2011
Juan M. Agbigay, 89, of Hilo, a diversified farmer, and a police officer and mail carrier in the Philippines, died. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Concepcion; sons Alberto, Erlindo and Wenceslao; daughters Ernesta Dela Cruz, Ofelia Solmerin, Edita Castro, Amelia Baclig and Emelyn Ilar; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at the family residence in Hilo. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at noon. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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HAZEL MIYUKI ARAKI

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HAZEL MIYUKI ARAKI

Age 86, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away August 25, 2011 in Ewa Beach, passed away February 28, 1925 in Ewa, Hawaii. Former owner of Jimmy and Sons Texaco Service Station, Ewa Beach.

She is survived by husband, James Shinichi Araki; sons, Roy Araki, Ted (Margie) Araki, Alan (Barbara) Araki; daughters, Linda (Derek) Teruga, Sandra (Myron) Shiraki; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (October 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Rosaline Quinones Baldonado

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Sept. 1, 2011
Rosaline Quinones Baldonado, 80, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Isabelo B., also known as “Bill” and “Billy”; sons Vincent and Angel Lime; daughters Anita Navares, Shirley Miguel and Linda Daniel; sister Connie Gapol; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Walter Dai Mung Ching

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Sept. 3, 2011
Walter Dai Mung Ching, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Haleakala Motors auto salesman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by wife Frances, son Clayton, daughters Karen Kwock and Susan Higa, brother Richard, sister Beatrice Goodenow and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Amado Rabut Coloma

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Aug. 28, 2011
Amado Rabut Coloma, 89, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Justina; son Salvador; daughters Gloria Cabading, Rosamelia Cardenas, Tina Acosta, Ella Dadufalza and Vicky Arubio; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Mary Anne Johnston

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Sept. 18, 2011
Mary Anne Johnston, 87, of Hawaii, a retired Paauilo Infirmary nurse, died in Yukio Okutsu Veterans State Home, Hilo. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Myrna Kobayashi and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Kamuela. Services: 10 a.m. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Lawrence Kiyoshi Kodama

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Aug. 31, 2011
Lawrence Kiyoshi “Larry” Kodama, 71, of Waipahu, a retired AT&T Keawaula Cable Station manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Irene S., son Chad T., daughter Rie K., brothers Paul and Gordon, and sister Karen Nakamura. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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ERNEST MUN SUNG LOO

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ERNEST MUN SUNG LOO

Age 97, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on September 17, 2011, in Honolulu. Born December 17, 1913 in Hilo, he was one of those quiet, determined men who helped change the course of history. A modest and pious individual, he would have smiled in embarrassment to hear that said about him. But like many men and women of his generation he was as much a hero as any Medal of Honor winner.

The son of Loo Akau and Awana Ching, his father owned Loo’s New Market, a quality grocery business known as the chief purveyor of caviar and other delicacies on the Big Island. After graduation from Hilo High School in 1932, Ernest went on to earn a BA in chemistry at the University of Hawaii, Manoa in 1936. His high marks qualified him for graduate school but he returned to Hilo where he managed his father’s business and helped provide for his other siblings. All seven children of the Loo family of Hilo went to college and would go on to become professionals, doctors, teachers and government managers.

In his late twenties, while still managing his father’s store, Ernest’s response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor was to volunteer for the US Army. As an enlisted man in the 25th Infantry (“Tropic Lightning”) PVT Loo, along with many other men from Hawaii, was shipped to the Solomon Islands where in December, 1942 he fought alongside the US Marines against the tenacious Japanese 35th Infantry at Guadalcanal in what was one of the early and decisive battles of WWII in the Pacific. As Major General Kiyotake Kawaguchi, the commander of the Japanese brigade later said, “Guadalcanal is no longer merely a name of an island in Japanese military history. It is the name of the graveyard of the Japanese army.” Loo was honorably discharged from the Army and National Guard in 1953 and had achieved the rank of Captain, Infantry.

At the end of the war, Ernest returned home to his wife Eleanor and children and took up work as an accountant for the Hilo fire station. He also worked for the Hilo Board of Health before moving to Honolulu for a job as a Hawaii State human resources manager in the Department of Personnel, signing pay checks monthly for hundreds of employees. He continued until his retirement in 1975 at a ceremony attended by then Governor George Ariyoshi. He seldom mentioned his soldiering, and only spoke about the war when he was asked a direct question. He was a peaceable soul, with an orderly mind and a quiet heart. He was a non-drinker, non-smoker, non-gambler, but a great lover of food, of family dinners and holiday meals. His greatest joy was his role as the patriarch of an extended family, and he was at his most content sitting at a large round table in a Chinese restaurant on a holiday, and happiest when, as sometimes happened, every member of the family was present. Generosity was another of his traits, at the end of the meal presenting out lee see, red envelopes, of money to his grandchildren.

Ernest loved to travel, making several voyages to China as a young man in the south of Guangdong province to visit relatives in his ancestral village in Xiangshan county, later named Zhongshan county after Sun Yat-sen, who was born there (and who also studied in Hawaii). He and Eleanor were avid ballroom dancers since the 1960?s and were regulars at the Ala Wai Club House up until about 2003. In retirement Ernest remained active in clubs, in particular the Ket On Society (of which he was elected president) and studying Mandarin, which he and Eleanor enjoyed together. He continued to travel with his wife throughout the Mainland and delighted in cruises to Alaska and Canada, loved Europe and revisiting a modernized China, taking some of his children with him. He loved watching football, and when Hawaii won, capped with a Mainland victory by the Forty-Niners, his weekend was complete.

He was the husband every woman would wish for, the father every family flourishes under – even-tempered, dependable, generous, punctual, modest, law-abiding, hard-working, fair, and because he was widely-traveled and a witness to the horrors of war, he was wise in his advice, though he never imposed himself. He was watchful, but he was prudent, and though he might not comment on a transgression he did not miss anything.

He is survived by wife, Eleanor W. Loo; daughters, Wilma Loo and Sheila Donnelly Theroux; son, Ernest J.T. Loo; grandchildren, Christopher Loo, Elizabeth Loo, Meredith Loo; Brendan Donnelly; Great grandchildren, Darius Donnelly; Rain Ensign, In-laws, Victoria Wang, Paul Theroux, Amelia Ensign, Ruri Loo.

Services will be held at Arcadia on September 28 at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment at Punchbowl September 29.

Manabu Matsumoto

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Sept. 18, 2011
Manabu “Champ” Matsumoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired city electrician, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice M., son Donald Chisum, daughters Joy Matsumoto and Helen Chisum, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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Johnny Nelson Mooneyhan

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Sept. 20, 2011
Johnny Nelson Mooneyhan, 65, of Honolulu, a First Hawaiian Bank manager, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Corsicana, Texas. He is survived by wife Henrietta “Mapuana,” son Nelson K., brother Wayene and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Robert H. Ouchi

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Sept. 21, 2011
Robert H. “Bobby” Ouchi, 64, of Wailuku, a retired Schindler elevator serviceman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharyl Seino; sons Cary and Scott; parents Katsumi and Elaine; brother Kent; sisters Kathleen Shin, Arlene Kau and Karen Hanohano; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Terrence Takao Ouchi

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Sept. 18, 2011
Terrence Takao Ouchi, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Corp. office clerk and state Department of Education custodian, and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Kipapa. He is survived by wife Doris E., sons Garrett T. and Scot S., daughters Christine S. Fichtner and Leilani S. Ouchi, sister Marjorie Imade and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Itsuki Shiroma

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Sept. 6, 2011
Richard Itsuki Shiroma, 43, of Pearl City died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Richard I. Jr., daughter Malicia, parents Stanley H. and Betty S., sisters Lisa Shiroma and Liane Taylan, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Lawrence George Patoc Sr.

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Sept. 7, 2011
Lawrence George Patoc Sr., 96, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation Highways Division retiree and former associate pastor at The Way of Salvation Church, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Lawrence G. Jr., Gregory and Samuel; daughters Patricia and Janice Patoc, Cyndy Serapion and Marlene Freitas; brother Bobby Asuncion; sister Carlina Sunio; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Camilo Tenoso Tacto

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Sept. 17, 2011
Camilo Tenoso Tacto, 82, of Waimanalo died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ana Maria; sons Loberto, Vivencio, Melchor, Mario, Carlito, Camilo Jr. and Jose; daughters Imelda Conciso and Genuin Tababa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at St. George Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines at a later date.

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VICENTE B. TALON

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VICENTE B. TALON

Age 84, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away September 13, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born May 21, 1927 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retiree of Del Monte Pineapple Plantation as a field worker.

He is survived by brother, Amador Talon; sisters, Esperanza Talon Basig, Trinidad Talon Soberano, Ponciana Talon Munoz, Teresita Talon Parcasio; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (September 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KATSUO TOKUMURA

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KATSUO TOKUMURA

Age 96, of Honolulu, passed away on September 22, 2011. Born in Kealakekua-Kona, Hawaii, he was a retired plumber for Tsukamoto Plumbing. He is survived by his sons, Earl (Frances) and Raymond (Louise) Tokumura; daughter, Kay (Wayne) Tomoyasu; grandchildren, Michelle Damitio, Ryan Tokumura, Jamie Casile and Adele Tomoyasu-Oumi and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation from 12:00 noon Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Casual attire.

Samuel Kwai Sum Wong

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SAMUEL KWAI SUM WONG

Age 94, of Honolulu, died September 15, 2011. Retired from Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery as storekeeper for over 40 years.

Survived by daughter, Sandralene (Everett) Pang; sons: Malcolm and Nathan Wong; grandchildren: Ethan, Keri, and Kevin Pang; hanai son: Fenton Lee; sister-in-law Betty Wong; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation on Thursday, September 29 at 10 a.m. Borthwick Mauna Kea Chapel, services @ 11:00a.m.; aloha attire; private inurnment @ Tsu Yun Temple.

Antonio Moreno Wong

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Sept. 2, 2011
Antonio Moreno Wong, 84, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. heavy equipment tractor operator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in New Mill, Kauai. He is survived by sons Anthony, Byron and Chadwick; daughters Antoinette Daos, Charmaine Manuel, Walnita Aviguetero and Jacqualene Wong; sisters Anna Mae Brandt, Dolores Phillips and Rose Marie Burns; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Samuel Kwai Sum Wong

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SAMUEL KWAI
SUM WONG

Age 94, of Honolulu, died September 15, 2011. Retired from Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery as storekeeper for over 40 years.

Survived by daughter, Sandralene (Everett) Pang; sons: Malcolm and Nathan Wong; grandchildren: Ethan, Keri, and Kevin Pang; hanai son: Fenton Lee; sister-in-law Betty Wong; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation on Thursday, September 29 at 10 a.m. Borthwick Mauna Kea Chapel, services @ 11:00a.m.; aloha attire; private inurnment @ Tsu Yun Temple.

Bobby Dwaine Woods

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Sept. 19, 2011
Bobby Dwaine Woods, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Navy master chief petty officer who served in the Vietnam War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Three Rivers, Mich. He is survived by wife Sung Cha, son Chae Choe, sister Virginia R. Scarbrough and a grandchild. Committal services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Yoko Yonamine

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Sept. 9, 2011
Yoko “Roy” Yonamine, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Academy of Arts security guard supervisor, died at home. He was born in Mana, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen M., son Calvin M., daughter Laurie H. and brother Yoshin. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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