Archive for October 7th, 2011

Patrick Mitsuo Abe

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Oct. 2, 2011
Patrick Mitsuo Abe, 55, of Waipahu, a Maili Elementary School head custodian, died in St. Francis West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rosie C., brother Melvin and sister Charlene. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Mabel Arnett

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June 6, 2011
Mabel Arnett, 94, of Saugus, Calif., died in California. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jeptha Eddy, Alfred Jeremiah and Lawrence Wayne; sisters Dorothy Jeremiah and Dorothy Lindo; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:15 a.m. today at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity. Additional information for an obituary published on Sunday.

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John Gonsalves Benedicto

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Sept. 17, 2011
John Gonsalves Benedicto, 83, of Makakilo, formerly of Kalihi, an Army veteran and City and County of Honolulu groundskeeper, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Stanley D., daughters Veronica L. Ortega and Cheri A. Benedicto, sister Marie B. Louis, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Clytia Aileen Edoff Rowland Debaugh

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Aug. 18, 2011
Clytia Aileen Edoff Rowland Debaugh, 87, of Kaaawa, a retired passenger agent for Theo H. Davies Marine Agency, died at home. She was born in Sauk Centre, Minn. She is survived by sons Patrick and Gregory Rowland; daughters Cheryl Mello, Bonnie Kapu and Liz Anderson; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 48-422 Kamehameha Highway, Waikane. Gathering for friends and family to follow. Information: biondoinkaaawa@gmail.com.

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Cornelio Calaranan Ganir

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Sept. 7, 2011
Cornelio Calaranan “Conning” Ganir, 86, of Waipahu, a retired painter with Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor and a deacon with Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Waipahu, died in Aiea. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Trinidad A., sons Edwin A. and Glenn A., sister Criselda G. Obaldo and a grandchild. Visitations: 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Leilani Meu Sun Goldstein

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Sept. 18, 2011
Leilani Meu Sun Goldstein, 92, of Manassas, Va., a civil service retiree at Schofield and Pearl Harbor, died in Virginia. She was born in Kahana. She is survived by daughters Leilani Kelly, Leinaala El-Houshy, Mahealani Ferreira and Iwalani Goldstein; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations may be made in her memory to Kapiolani Health Foundation, 55 Merchant St., Suite 2600, Honolulu, HI 96813; or at www.kapiolanigift.org.

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Venus Leinaala Gay Holt

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Sept. 7, 2011
Venus Leinaala Gay Holt, 105, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Keomoku, Lanai. She is survived by daughters Lamela Battley and Luella Kurkjian, two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Central Union Church. Services: 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Punahou School, Central Union Church or charity.

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Jack William Kamohai Jr.

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Sept. 16, 2011
Jack William Kamohai Jr., 88, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a longshoreman and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Jack III, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Louis Soares Jr.

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Sept. 25, 2011
Louis Soares Jr., also known as “Al” and “Pinhead,” 73, of Ewa Beach, a retired Dole Co. truck driver, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Judith Dela Cruz; sons Wayne and Glen; daughters Bernadeth Sobrado, Brenda Powell, Debra “Jido” Galvez and Darlene Holt; brother Robert; sisters Patricia Ahsam, Joanne Azevedo and Patti Mendiola; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Marilyn Lorene Leinani Kaleiopu

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Sept. 5, 2011
Marilyn Lorene Leinani Kaleiopu, 61, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Thomas and Sean; daughter Ramona-Li Monderen; brothers Solomon, Samuel, Christopher, John and Stephen Kaleiopu, and William Jameson and Conrad Dequilla; and sisters Louisa Colt, Veronica Suda, Barbara Clark, Lolani Kekipi, Marian Cambra, Marlene Armijos and Georgianna Makue. Services: 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at 84-1139 Lahaina St., Waianae. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers optional.

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Helen Emiko Kishimoto

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Aug. 14, 2011
Helen Emiko Kishimoto, 88, of San Francisco, a retired administrative assistant, died in San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Sadao. Services: 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 2062 S. King St., Honolulu. Casual attire.

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Thomas Tatsunori Kodama

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Sept. 7, 2011
Thomas Tatsunori Kodama, 58, of Pearl City, a warehouse clerk for Macy’s and the former Liberty House, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Dennis and Jason, and sisters Cheryl Nakasone and Karen Lombardo. Private services.

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Gilbert S. Mar

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Sept. 13, 2011
Gilbert S. Mar, 82, of Gardena, Calif., died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gordon, daughter Carolyn, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Noriyasu Miyakawa

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Sept. 24, 2011
Noriyasu Miyakawa, 95, of Honolulu died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Gary N., stepdaughter Kathleen Kim, sister Beatrice Kobayashi and grandchildren. Private services.

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Kwan Ying Ng

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Sept. 22, 2011
Kwan Ying Ng, 80, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Piu; sons Siu Cheung, Siu Hong and Kenneth; daughters Sin Sim Lau, Sin Lin Wu, Sin Hung Ma and Sin Yung Sosna; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Gariett Lehua Patterson

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Sept. 25, 2011
Gariett Lehua Patterson, 57, of Kaneohe died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Jeff, sister Pamela Ching and caregiver Gary Alexander. Visitation: 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahaluu Ward. Services: 7 p.m. No flowers.

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LAURENTIA “BERNIE” AHIA ROBELLO

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LAURENTIA “BERNIE” AHIA ROBELLO

Age 70, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away September 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 25, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired District Secretary from Assembly of God.

She is survived by husband, Owen C. Robello, Sr.; sons, Owen C. Robello, Jr., Sinai K. Robello, Zion K. Robello; hanai son, Richard Adkins; daughters, Owena-Lee Hooks, Odelle Alcantra, Laurene B. Robello, Sylawette R. Kuhiiki, Gaye Keaunui, Joelle Robello; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Antoinette Leando.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (October 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (October 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha/Casual Attire.

Ellen Masako Sayegusa

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Sept. 13, 2011
Ellen Masako Sayegusa, 98, Honolulu, a retired master of ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) at Sayegusa School of Flower Arrangement, will be remembered in services 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dennis R., six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. at the mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lupelele Touli

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Oct. 4, 2011
Lupelele Touli, 89, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Samoa. She is survived by son Steve La’ulu, daughter Taufaoa Lal, sister Sipuao Matuauto, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th Ward Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery.

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Margaret “Maggie” Sweitzer Wert

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MARGARET “MAGGIE” SWEITZER WERT

Margaret Jane Zilz was born Dec. 19, 1943, in Brownville, Texas, and died Sept. 20, 2011, in Grants Pass,Ore., where she lived for most of the last 20 years.

Maggie was raised in Beaumont, Calif., and moved to Hawaii in 1969 after marrying Sam Sweitzer, also of Beaumont. They had two children, Stephanie Kendrick of Honolulu and Sam Sweitzer of Sacramento, Calif.

Maggie left Hawaii in 1982, having spent most of her time in Honolulu running the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Robert Flowers. She returned to the islands often to visit her daughter and friends. Hawaii always had a special place in her heart.

Maggie was beloved for her good humor, generous spirit and ability to see the best in people. She loved taking care of others, cooking, gardening and animals. She was an avid reader and a wizard at crossword puzzles.

In addition to her children and first husband, Maggie is survived by spouse Dennis Vixie of Grants Pass; father Robert Zilz of Beverly Hills, Calif.; mother Billie Black of Beaumont; brothers Michael Zilz of Livingston, Mont. and Lenny Zilz of Seattle; sister Cathy Bagnara of Beaumont; and granddaughters Dallas and Sawyer Williams of Sacramento.

Services were held in Grants Pass and Los Angeles.


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