Archive for September 30th, 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; half brothers Anthony Anakalea and Daniel, Bernard Jr., Lawrence and Francis Agbigay; half sisters Diane Easley, Evelyn Schwarz and Bernadette Nakano; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. today 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Harumi Amaki

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Sept. 25, 2011
Harumi Amaki, 83, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a Thrifty Mart baker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by sons Neal, Donald and Milton; daughters Aileen Arakawa and Claire Olores; brother Kenneth Konishi; sisters Ann Matsuoka, Yaeko Ho and Edith Kojiri; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

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Hazel Miyuki Araki

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Aug. 25, 2011
Hazel Miyuki Araki, 86, of Ewa Beach, a former owner of Jimmy and Sons Texaco Service Station in Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband James S.; sons Roy, Ted and Alan; daughters Linda Teruya and Sandra Shiraki; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Taufao Atualevao

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Sept. 17, 2011
Taufao Atualevao, 92, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Eteuati Mamoe, Falesao Lua and Esau Iese; daughters Eseta Utuutuvanu, Eveline Nanai and Sui Maileitulua; 26 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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ALEJANDRA ESPIRITU CERVANTES

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ALEJANDRA ESPIRITU CERVANTES

Age 92, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away Sept. 17, 2011 in Pearl City. Born May 28, 1919 in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. Alejandra was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.

She is survived by son, Phillip Cervantes; daughters, Florida Cabansag, Laura (Rick) Tiu, Remie Cervantes; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (October 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Thursday (October 6) at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church; (1184 Bishop St., Honolulu) Mass 12:00 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Velma Accola Fisher

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VELMA ACCOLA FISHER

Age 92, of Kailua, Hawaii passed away peacefully at home on September 28, 2011 with her family by her side. She is survived by sister Mona May Kretzer, son Skip Fisher (Jackie) and daughters Mona Roblin, Luana Brown and Jana Moniz (Dennis), 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A casual celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Kailua Beach Park pavilion.

SALOME “OMING” CACHO GARCES

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SALOME “OMING” CACHO GARCES

Age 75, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, passed away September 4, 2011 on Oahu. Born July 11, 1936 in San Antonio, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired Housekeeper and Seamstress at the former Sheraton Kaluakoi Hotel on Molokai. Member of The Kaunakakai Filipino Association and The Blessed Damien Catholic Parish.

She is survived by sons, Marlon (Elizabeth G. Nagal) Garces, Mario Garces-Javier, Marino (Bernette “Nessie”) Garces; grandchildren, Celina, Joshua, Marlyssa, Jaylyn, Michael and Marcus; brother, Gerardo C. (Emma) Dela Cuadra; sisters, Isabel C. Dela Cuadra, Iniana C. Cabanting, Guadalupe C. Javier, Bibiana C. Taasan, Dionisia C. Dela Cuadra; numerous nieces, & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (October 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Friday (October 7) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Minnie Young Soon Gomes

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Sept. 11, 2011
Minnie Young Soon Gomes, 94, of Honolulu, a housekeeping manager in the hotel industry, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Greg, Rod, Mel and Dennis; daughter Sherylann Johnson; sister Mary Spencer; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Nancy Natsuko Higashi

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Sept. 13, 2011
Nancy Natsuko Higashi, 80, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ronald, daughters Sharon Higashi and Wendy Kakogawa, brother Robert Oshiro and sisters Masako Fukumoto and Sally Oshiro. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Karen M. Ige

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Sept. 9, 2011
Karen M. Ige, 47, of Pearl City, an office manager at Matt’s Transmission, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Kenneth and sister Kathy Nakamoto. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Robert James Rivers Jr.

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Sept. 9, 2011
Robert James Rivers Jr., 55, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by daughter Selena, parents Robert Sr. and Sarah, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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JEANNE (SAKAKIHARA) KANAHELE

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JEANNE (SAKAKIHARA) KANAHELE

Wife of the late Dr. George Kanahele, passed away on September 20, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a former school teacher and Pan American flight attendant. A member of World Wings International Hawaii chapter, for many years, she was active in their charitable work.

She is survived by her daughter Joanna, son-in-law Hoku, George Jr. and Kauana.

Family receiving friends at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, at Central Union Atherton Chapel. Service will be at 2 p.m. Private Burial.

Ella M.J. and Dickey H.T. Lau

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A TRIBUTE TO
ELLA M.J. AND DICKEY H.T. LAU

On May 23, 1921, Ella Miu Jun Lee was born in Portland, Oregon. At the age of seven, Ella moved to Tai Shan, China, and grew up a diligent, scholarly student.

Dickey Hoon Tuck Lau, born in Honolulu, HI, on July 30, 1923 was raised and nurtured by mother Violet Wong Lau and Grandmother Lau Hong Shee, and initiated his English education at Puuhale Elementary.

Due to the passing of his mother at an early age, Dickey Hoon Tuck and his brother, Hoon Chin, similarly, moved to Canton, China, where they were educated. In June of 1948, Dickey graduated from the New China Institute of Journalism.

Meanwhile, Ella matured into a devout Christian missionary and fervent prayer warrior, affiliating herself with the Assembly of God Seminary and Missions in Hong Kong.

So, it was in China, Dickey and Ella met and on June 2, 1949, married. With Communism looming over China, Ella, along with other missionaries, returned to Hong Kong for safe haven.

During their final preparation to leave Shanghai, Dickey and his brother witnessed China’s downfall to Communism, resulting in Dickey and brother’s detention in a concentration camp. After four months of meticulous planning, twenty-seven prisoners initiated their escape from China via the Yangtze River. After swimming in hypothermic waters and enduring severe conditions, Dickey was one of the two prisoners to escapte to safety.

Dickey traveled relentlessly from Shanghai throught Fuzhou and to Canton, speaking three diferent Chinese dialects, to seek his grandfather’s advice on configuring his escape from China via Hong Kong, the only port of exit, and reentry into America.

After much red tape and logistical challenges, Dickey managed to return to Honolulu, and subsequently arranged the return of Ella and Lurene, born in 1950, to the U.S.A.

When Dickey and Ella arrived in Hawaii, Dickey received information that his brother did not survive the Chinese concentration camp and that grandfather lost his wealth and possessions to Communism.

Dickey wisely chose to be trained vocationally at Honolulu Vocational College and to receive on-th-job training with various plumbing companies.

Dickey and Ella’s family size increased with Rickey in 1952, Shirley Ann in 1953, and Sheila in 1956.

Ella continued her affiliation with the Assembly of God Church in Honolulu, HI. She led the Chinese-speaking Division at Calvary Assembly of God during the years 1956 through 1966.

Meanwhile, Dickey trained and worked locally and abroad as journeyman plumber and later worked as a maintenance handyman for the Hale Kulani Hotel.

For many years Ella and Dickey worked hard and lived frugally. They purchased and sold residential properties in Kalihi, in Palolo, and then in Wahiawa.

In 1974, Dickey and Ella purchased the Park and Shop Launderette, where they maintained and offered the services for 29 years to the Wahiawa community.

On September 12, 2008, Ella Miu Jun Lau, wife of 58 years passed away.

In 2009, Dickey moved to Hardesty St., to enjoy his senior years with his adult children.

Dickey particularly enjoyed patronizing the local shops and eateries. On the evening of Tuesday, July 5, 2011, Dickey was walking to or from some of his favorite neighborhood spots on 10th Avenue, when he sustained extensive injuries in a pedestrian/ automobile collision.

Today, we celebrate the lives of Dickey Hoon Tuck Lau and Ella Miu Jun Lau, their hard work and intense desire to contribute to family and community. The extended family of the Dickey Hoon Tuck Lau and Ella Miu Jun Lau wishes to thank the many people who loved and embraced Dickey and Ella during their long, productive lives. We are forever, humbly grateful and indebted to you.

Dickey and Ella Lau are survived by their four adult children, Lurene Lau, Rickey Lau, Shirley Ann (Lau) Yoshida and Sheila (Lau) Yamaoka; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Donations and condolences may be mailed to: Shirley Ann Yoshida
P. O. Box 861087
Wahiawa, HI 96786

Duk Jae Lee

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Sept. 13, 2011
Duk Jae Lee, 60, of Honolulu,
a retired manager with meat sales, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in South Korea. He is survived by wife Wan Sook, son Jonathan, daughter Eunice, brothers Dong Jae and Sung Il, and sister Youn Jae Park. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Church of God Honolulu, 822 Coolidge St. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Alexis Malia Leorna

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Sept. 7, 2011
Alexis Malia Leorna, 16, of Kirkland, Wash., a student at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, died in Kirkland. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by parents Mark and Gretchen; and grandparents Annie Leorna and James Kuluwaimaka, and Howard and Anne Scheinholz. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel at Palm Terrace, Luhia Street, Kailua-Kona. Services: 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Camp Erin Hawaii, c/o Hospice of Kona (make checks out to Hospice of Kona), P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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NANCY MIDORI MATSUOKA

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NANCY MIDORI MATSUOKA

Age 88, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away September 13, 2011 in Aiea. Born January 18, 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Alan (Mina) Matsuoka, Clyde Matsuoka; daughter, Gail Matsuoka; grandchildren, Jodi Matsuoka, Elsie Watanabe, Alan Matsuoka Jr.; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

FRANK “JERRY” PERRIERA

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FRANK “JERRY” PERRIERA

Age 95, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away September 14, 2011 in Waianae. Born September 3, 1916 in Keaue, Big Island. Retired machinist/ welder for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Fuel Department.

He is survived by sons, Jerome (Ginny) Perriera, Frank (Toni) Perriera; daughters, Sandra Perriera, Shirley (Allen) Pantaleon, Elva Perriera; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Dennis Benjamin Rademacher

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Sept. 17, 2011
Dennis Benjamin Rademacher, 70, of Honolulu, a retired postal carrier, died in Aiea. He was born in Guttenberg, Iowa. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Julia B. Salsedo

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Sept. 20, 2011
Julia B. Salsedo, 81, of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George O. Sr., sons George O. Jr. and Galen D., daughter Rosalita S. Guillermo, brother John Belen, sister Mary Valesques, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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James Kealoha Sr.

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Sept. 12, 2011
James Kealoha Sr., also known as James “POPS” Kealoha-nui, 53, of Waianae, a musician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons James Kealoha Jr. and Chris and William Freitas; daughters Clarabeth Woods and Tanya and Healani Freitas; brothers Raphael R. Sr. and Michael R. Kealoha-nui, Philip Kealoha, Geno Fernandez and Thomas Tom; sisters Kehau Simon, Maylea Perez, Raymar Egami, Anita Ouye and Naomi Wong; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at Waimanalo Beach Park camping area. Scattering of ashes at noon. Lunch to follow. Casual attire. No wreaths.

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Temukisa Talitiga

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Sept. 10, 2011
Temukisa Talitiga, 67, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Safato‘a, Lefaga, Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Fatu and Afasene; daughters Toeosavaii Matagi, Tauileva T. Simeona and Elena and Faafetai Talitiga; brothers Sili, Elika, Toaaloga, Faauila, Faapaia, Faaiuga, Patone, Amosa and Masei; sisters Tulisa, Tiai and Siniva; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sunday at Samoa Tokelau Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Jerry Q.T. Tom

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Sept. 11, 2011
Jerry Q.T. Tom, 76, of Honolulu, a heavy-vehicle operator and a former Marine Corps staff sergeant, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Georgette Lopes, sons Gregory and Randal, daughter Jerrilynn, hanai daughters Jade and Kaili Rose, brothers Eugene and Bernard, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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