Archive for October 5th, 2011

Everett A. Allen

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Sept. 25, 2011
Everett A. “Buzzy” Allen, 67, of Ewa Beach, owner of Buzzy Tile in Waipahu, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol K.; sons John, Everett “Willy” and Milton; daughter Annette; brother Bruce; sister Nancy Duarte; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gary Francis Aoki

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Sept. 30, 2011
Gary Francis Aoki, 66, of Poipu, Kauai, a hospitality industry employee at Wardair, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Sheraton Kauai Resort in Poipu, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kymry, daughters Danielle Lin and Chelsea Hermodson, stepsons Ashton and Ryan Perez, brother Earl, sister Janice Sawada and seven grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Joe’s on the Green at Kiahuna Golf Course, Poipu. University of Hawaii attire. No flowers. Online condolences: memorialwebsites.legacy.com/GaryAoki.

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Susana Baguio Barayuga

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Sept. 3, 2011
Susana Baguio Barayuga, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brothers Rogelio, Mariano and Atanacio; and sisters Marcelina and Daria Barayuga, Cesaria Antonio, Biba Bumatay and Felicidad Fabro. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Priscilla DePuy

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Sept. 22, 2011
Priscilla “Ter” DePuy, 69, of Volcano, Hawaii, a Volcano Art Center retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by hanai brother Ira Ono and cousin Michael Myrose. Celebration of life and potluck: 4 p.m. Sunday at Cooper Center on Wright Road, Volcano Village. Red and black casual attire. Dance party and potluck: 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Lava Lounge in Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Island Humane Society (www.hihs.org), Global Fund for Women (www.globalfundforwomen.org), Heifer International (www.heifer.org) or Hawaii Public Radio (www.hawaiipublicradio.org).

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Noela Jannine Erickson

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May 7, 2011
Noela Jannine Erickson, 89, of Honolulu, a retired artist, died in Community Living Center, Honolulu. She was born in Nevada. She is survived by son Paul Drust and daughters Cecile Notzka, Teri Morgan and Joani McLaughlin. No services.

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Gail Sumie Hamabata

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Sept. 12, 2011
Gail Sumie “Su” Hamabata, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired University of Hawaii School of Nursing secretary, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by two brothers and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Antoinette Ululani Insillio

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Sept. 15, 2011
Antoinette Ululani Insillio, 54, of Waianae, a city Parks and Recreation Department supervisor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Henrietta L., brother Antonio Jr. and sisters Marlene, Ann and Blossom. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Sunday.

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Dawn M. Kapu

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Sept. 20, 2011
Dawn M. Kapu, 57, of Anahola, Kauai, a receptionist for time shares, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by brothers James K. Jr. and Dean. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa, Kauai. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.

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Adele Benelli Kato

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Sept. 12, 2011
Adele Benelli Kato, 91, of Honolulu, a retired J.T. Marshall seamstress, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Florence, Italy. She is survived by niece Evelyn N. Ono. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Lung Association, American Red Cross or American Cancer Society.

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CHESTER CLYDE YOSHIO KUNITAKE

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CHESTER CLYDE YOSHIO KUNITAKE

Age 66, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away September 17, 2011 in Honolulu. Born February 8, 1945 in Puunene, Maui. He was a former employee of Hawaii Government Employees Association for 26 years, and Hawaii Labor Relations Board for 9 years.

He is survived by wife, Judy S. Kunitake; son, Todd T. Kunitake; daughters, Michelle M. Kunitake, Janelle J. (Matthew) Lee; brothers, Dennis D. (Susan) Kunitake, Lester Lee Kunitake, Glen “GG” Kunitake, Wayland “Waynie” (Yvonne) Kunitake; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Sunday (October 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 9:30 a.m. Casual Attire.

Spencer Kwock Shun Lau

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Sept. 26, 2011
Spencer Kwock Shun Lau, 50, of Honolulu, a host at Sheraton Waikiki Kai Market Restaurant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Gladys and brothers Daniel “Danny,” Andrew, Eddie and Cleighton. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Khloe Pualani-Raine Keiko Leroy

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Sept. 18, 2011
Khloe Pualani-Raine Keiko Leroy, infant daughter of Sean P. Leroy and Jamie Broome of Waianae, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brothers Jayden-Liegh Leroy and Christian Broome, and sisters Celestial-Starlight and Angela-Rose Leroy, and Chelsey, Cierra and Caylee Broome. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Waianae Sacred Heart Church, 85-786 Old Government Road. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Joseph Lum

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Sept. 9, 2011
Joseph “Joe” Lum, 93, of Honolulu, retired owner of Aina Haina Home & Garden Center, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Anne Chun and Joan Jensen, sister Qunny Kamealoha, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Heamasi Latu Mataele

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Sept. 26, 2011
Heamasi Latu Mataele, 86, of Kailua, a retired landscaper, died in Utah. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Tupouniua, Tutulupeatau, Kolomitoni, Sionehafoka, Feleti, Samuela, Esei and Maika; daughter Ofakipouono Fusitua; brothers Kalani, Kauasi and Viliami; sisters Anaisetoti Maumalanga, Kalolame Soukop, Teisa Vea and Fita Lomu; 52 grandchildren; and 58 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Chapel. Visitation: 7 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center. Services: 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Greenhaven Cemetery.

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Sione Moala

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Sept. 29, 2011
Sione Moala, also known as Emili Sione Moala, 59, of Hauula died at home. He was born in Nukuleka, Tonga. He is survived by wife Siu; sons Soane, Talanoa, Sioeli and Mau-He; daughters Kaunanga, Latai and Melenaite; brothers Pupua, Fonomanu, Vesitani and Samuela; sisters Siosi Philips and Ofa Lavemaau; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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JANE TOMIE CHUN AKA JANE TOMIE NAKAGAWA

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JANE TOMIE CHUN AKA JANE TOMIE NAKAGAWA

Age 63, of Honolulu, passed away September 24, 2011 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born May 19, 1948 in Honolulu. She was a meat cutter at Shopping Basket and Gibson’s Dept. Store.

She is survived by brothers, Frank S. Nakagawa, Eustace C. (Eleanor) Nakagawa, Kenneth K. (Cynthia) Nakagawa, Richard M. Nakagawa, Roy Nakagawa; sister, Darlene E. Nakagawa; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-nephews.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Sunday 10/9 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Roy Wendell Nellis

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Sept. 17, 2011
Roy Wendell Nellis, 44, of Honolulu died in Hospice Hawaii Palolo Home. He was born in Arizona. He is survived by father George M. No services.

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ESTRELLA “ESTER” QUINTO

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ESTRELLA “ESTER” QUINTO

Age 74, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away September 3, 2011 in Honolulu. Born August 19, 1937 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Angelito Quinto, Benedicto Quinto, Michael Quinto Serdenia; daughter, Corazon Serdenia; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (October 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

LUISA ACEBO RAMIREZ

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LUISA ACEBO RAMIREZ

Age 98 , of Honolulu, passed away September 15, 2011 in Kapolei. Born June 2, 1913 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of Surva International.

She is survived by sons, Adriano (Delfina) Rambac of Philippines, Gerry (Melva) Gamiao; daughters, Martina (Hilario) Acoba, Tereza (Macario) Cacal, Clarita (Fred) Acoba of WA, Salvacio (Romulo) Saguilla of WA, Irene (Carlos) Viernes; son-in- law, Tranquilino Carlos of Philippines; daughter-in-law, Crisanta Viernes of CA; 25 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday 10/6 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Family Service 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday 10/7 at St. Paul Church, Mass 10 a.m. Burial 12 noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Henry Ramos

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Sept. 10, 2011
Henry “Gaspar” Ramos, 91, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Paulino and Tomas, daughters Celerina Gamiao and Manuela Agcaoili, brothers Samuel and Jose, 29 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Stanley H. Raymond

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Sept. 28, 2011
Stanley H. Raymond, 88, of Pukalani, Maui, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. retiree, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Edith Kapiko, sons S.H. Kiope II and Steven D.K., daughters Sandra Kaohelaulii and Lee Ann P. Manuel, brother Robert and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Luncheon at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Joseph A. Santos

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Sept. 24, 2011
Joseph A. Santos, 73, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill Co. Ltd. auto mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lorraine, son Herman, daughters Joyce Carpenter and Carol Santos, brothers Herbert and Jimmy, sister Violet Wallace and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

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ELLEN MASAKO SAYEGUSA

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ELLEN MASAKO SAYEGUSA

Ellen Masako Sayegusa was born in Honolulu on August 25, 1913, attended Central Intermediate and McKinley High School before going to Japan to finish her education. While in Japan she studied the art of Ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement, under the late Sofu Teshigahara, founder of the Sogetsu School of Flower Arrangement. After four years of study under Master Teshigahara, she received the highest Sogetsu rank, the Kyojunsho.

Upon returning to Honolulu in 1937 Sayegusa Sogyoku Sensei became Sogetsu’s first overseas and Hawaii’s first Nisei teacher. Her accomplishments and teaching span 60 plus years in Hawaii. She coordinated Sogetsu’s first Hawaii exhibit in 1940 and created floral displays for state occasions, the emperor of Japan, Washington Place, the Japanese Consulate and the Japanese Women’s Society of Honolulu. Her exhibits were highlighted at banks, churches, fashion shows, weddings, Cherry Blossom festivals, retail outlets such as Liberty House (now Macy’s), Shirokiya, Halekulani Hotel, McInerny, American Savings, and the cruise liner the Lurline. She is well known for her “one-man” Ikebana exhibition at the Advertiser Contemporary Arts Center of Hawaii in 1966.

Ellen was a founding member of Ikebana International Hawaii Chapter 56 in 1960 serving as master advisor and an active member for 50 years. As a master teacher she trained many other Ikebana instructors and was a member of the Japanese Women’s Society, Hui Mana’olana and the Gedatsu Church of Hawaii. In 1979, the Sayegusa School of Flower Arrangement was established and as late as 2003, at the age of 89, Ellen was teaching four days a week at her home.

More than 100 students participated in a 50th anniversary celebration, “A Tribute to Flowers,” held April 8-9, 1989. Frank Fasi proclaimed these days as “Ellen Sayegusa Day.” Governor Waihee acknowledged her “distinguished and critically acclaimed shows for Vice President Hubert Humphrey and the late Emperor of Japan.” In 2002, Ellen, along with 50 other outstanding Japanese women, was honored in the Japanese Women’s Society of Honolulu publication, “Living Legacy, Outstanding Japanese Women of the 20th Century in Hawaii.”

On September 13, 2011 Ellen passed away peacefully at home with her family at her bedside. She is survived by son Dennis (Linda), daughter-in-law Iris (son Norman passed in 2003), grandchildren Mark Sayegusa, Sheryl Oi, Derek Sayegusa, Erin Sayegusa, Carey Sayegusa, Jennifer (Todd) Yoshizawa and seven great grandchildren.

Services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Visitation 5pm-6pm, service at 6pm.

Roy Seiji Shimabukuro

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Sept. 23, 2011
Roy Seiji Shimabukuro, 69, of Honolulu, a general contractor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Beatrice K., son Guy S., daughters Gay Shibata and Lori Hadlock, brothers Yutaka and Yoshi, sisters Jane Sakamoto and Sue Sakamaki, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Benedict Tabar

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Oct. 2, 2011
Benedict “Ben” Tabar, 48, of Pukalani, Maui, a manager at Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse in Kahului, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Robin Prais; sons Wyland and Justin; hanai sons Johnathan Histo and Joshua Prais; hanai daughter Jesse Prais; father Francisco J.; brothers Francis, Charles and Steven; sisters Francine Tabar, Doreen Teixeira and Maryrose McKee; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. George Catholic Church, 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Additional services at a later date on Maui. Casual or aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Gordon T. Tashiro

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Sept. 8, 2011
Gordon T. Tashiro, 73, of Laie, a retired city Department of Facility Maintenance lead line electrician and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sisters Jacqueline Chang, Shelly Asao, Blossom Asuncion, June Chang and Victoria Christensen. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 1st Ward, 55-630 Naniloa Loop. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Hukilau Beach. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary on Tuesday.

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Dorothy Walker

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Sept. 29, 2011
Dorothy Walker, 86, of Waipahu, a clerical employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in St. Louis. She is survived by son Richard Swanston. Private services.

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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 Oak Lawn, Ill. He is survived by son Konrad, 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Ryan Sunao Yamasaki

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Sept. 29, 2011
Ryan Sunao Yamasaki, 61, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Eileen K. Fujihara. Private services.

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