Archive for October 2nd, 2011

Quintin Querubin Martinez

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Sept. 14, 2011
Quintin Querubin Martinez, 84, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired mechanic’s assistant at the former Honokaa Sugar Co., died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Wesley R., daughter Erlinda Cachola, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Services: 6 p.m. Friday. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow mass Saturday at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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LYNN BAGA MATA

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LYNN BAGA MATA

Age 75, of Honolulu, passed away September 22, 2011 at her home. Born November 30, 1935 in Manila, Philippines. Married the late T. Ruben Mata. Member of the choir at Holy Trinity Church and Former DJ for KISS-AM; jewelry sales at Ben Bridge and former office manager at Beeman Center at Pearl Harbor.

She is survived by daughters, Rubylyn B. Mata-Viti, Melani Ann B. (Rodney) Mata-Carias, Gail Mata (Scot) Arakaki; brother, Dom V. Baga; sisters, Trini B. Cocson, Remy V. Baga; eight grandchildren, Taylor Viti, Arielle Carias, Zachary Carias, Mikayla Carias, Gabriel Carias, Ezekiel Carias, Luke Arakaki & Zane Arakaki; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6 p.m. Monday 10/3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday 10/4 at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy, Mass 10 a.m. Lunch after Mass at the church. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

TRICIA AKIKO MATSUMOTO

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TRICIA AKIKO MATSUMOTO

Age 43, of Honolulu, passed away September 23, 2011 at St. Francis Hospice. Born December 24, 1967 in Honolulu. She attended Easter Seals and Preferred Home & Community Based Services.

She is survived by parents, Robert & Janice Matsumoto; brother, Jon M. (Michelle) Matsumoto; sister, Sandra K. Matsumoto; two nephews; caregiver, Gladys Menor.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday 10/6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Donnie H. Meeks

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Sept. 4, 2011
Donnie H. Meeks, 67, of Pearl City, an insurance agent at Guardian Life Insurance, died in Aiea. He was born in Harriman, Tenn. He is survived by wife Sophie, son Ricky, daughter Darlene Ku, brother Jim, sister Nicki Papile and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alfred Peter Mendiha

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Sept. 16, 2011
Alfred Peter Mendiha, 64, of San Antonio, an Army retiree, a police officer at Pearl Harbor and security supervisor in San Antonio, died at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Marilee, son Alfred “Bully,” daughters Paulette and Jennifer, brother Michael, sister Katherine “Kaye” Bajo and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tricksy Chiyoko Akamine Oshiro

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Sept. 21, 2011
Tricksy Chiyoko Akamine Oshiro, 83, of Pearl City, a retired waitress at Zippy’s in Waiau and McCully, and at Kenny’s Restaurant, died. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Wynn T. Oshiro, daughters Erin T. Tanaka and Tracy C. Oshiro, sisters Rose Oshiro and Lorraine Nishiyama, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Natsue Y. Ota

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Sept. 14, 2011
Natsue Y. Ota, 92, of Wahiawa died in Pearl City. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Thomas, Fred and James; daughters Eleanor Onizuka, Marion Suzuki and Grace Yamashiro; sister Kimiko Taniguchi; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Ernest Hajime Sakoda

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Sept. 18, 2011
Ernest Hajime Sakoda, 62, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard nuclear electrician and Shop 51 instrument mechanic supervisor, and an Army retiree and Purple Heart recipient, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Geraldine “Gerry”; daughter Marla Tengan; hanai daughter Sasha Souza-Stant; brother Ronald; sisters Beatrice Iwata, Gladys Harada and Betsy Uyematsu; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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SAMUEL (SAM) SPOONE

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SAMUEL (SAM) SPOONE

Our dad Sam passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 27, 2011 in the presence of his son Mark and daughter Cathy, after a short struggle with cancer. He was 86 years old.

Sam was born August 14, 1925 in New Orleans and spent the early part of his life there. He moved to Pueblo Colorado around the age of 6 and grew up there graduating High School at “The Abbey” in Canon City. Upon graduation he was anxious to join the service as most young men were at the start of WWII, so he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17. He proudly served his country until the end of the war.

After the war, he moved to Santa Monica California where he opened a Texaco station in Santa Monica and operated it for a few years until the gas wars hit. He had been in Hawaii briefly during the war and was very intrigued by the Islands so in 1958 he moved to Oahu and opened a Chevron Station in Kailua. His plan was to stay for 3 years then return to Santa Monica. 53 years later he was still in Hawaii!

Sam Spoone’s Onewa Service in Kailua opened New Years eve 1959. He operated that station for about 8 years then a new opportunity enabled him to open the Waialae-Kahala station, which as I am sure a lot of you remember, was Sam Spoone’s Waialae Service. He operated that station until retiring in1986.

Sam embraced the lifestyle and diverse culture of the Islands and quickly became part of the local daily fabric of his community. He loved these Islands and called them home.

He lived his life humbly and with dignity, showing compassion, care and generosity to all. He believed in treating people with fairness and respect. He was scrupulous in his dealings with customers and friends. These are the tenets he lived by. It always amazed him when he was out and about that folks would recognize him and say “Hi Sam!” He just never got over that and it made him very happy.

Sam is survived by his daughter Catherine (Cathy) Spoone- Griffin, Son, Samuel “Mark” Spoone, son in Law James Griffin, daughter in law Minda Spoone and their kids (grandkids) Rylan and Gryphon Spoone.

On behalf of our father Sam, we, Cathy and Mark, would like to thank you, his friends, customers and neighbors of this magical state he loved so much for your friendship, care and concern. We try to live our lives every day by the examples he set. Mahalo.

Celebration of Life to be held Saturday October 15th from 1-3:30pm at the Kahala Hilton.

Please join us in celebrating a life well lived.

Richard Kalamaku Lovell Sr.

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Sept. 16, 2011
Richard Kalamaku Lovell Sr., 72, of Hilo, a retired insurance agent at North Coast Life Insurance and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Atidrik; sons Richard K. Jr., Gaylord K. and Henry J.; daughter Rolania Malolo; brothers Karl K. and Gordon W. Kunewa; sister Louella Gramberg; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m.

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Walter S. Taguma

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Sept. 23, 2011
Walter S. Taguma, 78 of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Jon, Paul and Alan; brothers Henry and George; and a grandchild. Visitation at noon Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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BEATRICE L. TURNER

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BEATRICE L. TURNER

Beatrice L. Turner, age 87, of Cheyenne, WY, formerly of North Platte, NE passed away September 14, 2011, in Loveland, Co. She was born May 2, 1924 in Casper, Wyoming to Edwin and Dorothy (Bouldin) Wake.
Survivors include her children, Bonnie Kaanaana of Honolulu, HI, Marjane (Mike) Belomyzy of Cheyenne, WY, Mary Lou Stark of Hamilton, MI and David C. (Deb) Korf of Kentwood, MI; sister, Dorothy (Ron) French of Mesa, AZ.; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Wayne; and two brothers Edwin and Carl Wake.
Memorials may be made to the Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80525, and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Graveside Memorial Services were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.

FRANCISCO CABASOG VALDEZ

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FRANCISCO CABASOG VALDEZ

Age 91, of Kalihi, Hawaii, passed away September 18, 2011 in Pearl City. Born March 14, 1920 in Umingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Francisco migrated to Hawaii in 1977, worked at the Dole Plantation in Kunia. He was an avid dancer in Waikiki.

He is survived by daughters, Juanita (Cresencio) Salunson, Betty (Virgilio) de Ocampo, Luzviminda (Delfin) Jacob; sons, Prudencio (Albinia) Valdez, Francisco (Rowena) Valdez; brother, Roberto Valdez; sisters, Loren V. Laungayan, Rosita Valdez, Romana Valdez; 33 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. FlowersWelcome.

Chester Wegner

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Aug. 25, 2011
Chester Wegner, 76, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired Keahole Airport maintenance employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Oaklawn, Ill. He is survived by son Konrad Andrade, daughter Annemarie, brother August, caregiver Lily Leslie and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church hall, Honaunau, Hawaii. Mass: 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ruby Aiko Katayama Yoshimura

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RUBY AIKO YOSHIMURA
July 21, 1922 to
September 6, 2011

Ruby, age 89, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side. She was born in Hanalei Kauai and graduated from Santa Maria High School in California. Ruby is a Sears Roebuck retiree.

She was married to the late Charles Yoshimura, who passed away this year on March 5. They are together again, reunited in heaven after 70 great years of marriage.

Survived by son Michael, daughters: Shirley Yoshimura and Diane (John) Beirne, Grandchildren: Debra (Keith Boruff) Yamakami, Dina (John) Suyemoto, Dara (Greg) Duane, Derek Yamakami. Great-Grandchildren: Tiare (Daniel Kuba) Yamura, Jake and Cole Suyemoto, Aidan and Dilyn Duane, Jarin Tengan Yamakami. Great-Great-Granddaughter, Paisley Kuba. Sisters: Nancy Kobayashi, Geraldine Katayama, Kathleen Davis. Brothers: Donald Takaki, Kenneth Takaki, William Takaki.

A celebration of life will be held at the Hawaiian Memorial Chapel in Kaneohe on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:30am. Visitation 10:00am.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran