Archive for October 9th, 2011

CARMEN LEILANI FRANCES GAMPONIA aka”HORSE”

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CARMEN LEILANI FRANCES GAMPONIA AKA”HORSE”

Age 74, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away September 15, 2011 in Las Vegas. Born April 11, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Attendant with Parks and Recreation, Aiea Gym. Campus security with Aiea High School and bus driver with Frank Lam’s Bus Company.

She is survived by husband, William Gamponia, Sr.; son, William (Dawn) Gamponia Jr.; daughters, Rayshelle Gamponia, Willette Gamponia; mother, Mercedes Maria Rabago; sisters, Trinidad Peltier, Bobbie Weatherington; brother, Henry Rabago; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday (October 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Srvice 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday (October 14) at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Barbara Jean Ululani Apana

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Sept. 13, 2011
Barbara Jean Ululani Apana, 68, of Honolulu, a custodian, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Chilltin, Charles and Clayton; daughters Blessedeve “Pomai” Lopes, Julia Dela Cruz and Judy and Carla Apana; sisters Jeanette Silva, Pearl Palimoo and Winona Salavea; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown 1st Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Gladys Tokiko Arashiro

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Sept. 26, 2011
Gladys Tokiko Arashiro, 80, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, a restaurant manager and vice president of Wailua Marina Restaurant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Sam and Craig; daughters April and Darlene; brothers Robert and Hisashi Kaneshiro; sisters Betty Doi, Nancy Yuriko and Tomoe Osborne; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kapaa Missionary Church. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jeanette Chantel Avey

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Oct. 4, 2011
Jeanette Chantel Avey, infant daughter of Jeffrey and Tamika of Honolulu, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Tripler Army Medical Center. She is also survived by half sister Kali and grandparents Steve Avey, Betty Spranger and Loula Zeno. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Business casual attire.

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Adolph H. Bartels

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Oct. 3, 2011
Adolph H. “Duffy” Bartels, 85, of Hilo, a retired Matson Navigation clerk and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born on Lanai. He is survived by sons Allan and Adolph “Duffy” Jr.; daughters Leda A. Peni, Joni Cooper and Drusilla To’a; sisters Alma Kealoha, Harriet “Pinky” Mariani and Helene “Blue” Suganuma; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Cesaria Regis Mapula Basalan

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Sept. 27, 2011
Cesaria Regis Mapula Basalan, 67, of Honolulu, a trimmer at the former Del Monte Fresh Fruits & Produce, died. She was born in Tuyan Naga, Cebu, Philippines. She is survived by sons Leo, Luche and Jerry; daughter Gina Boniel; brothers Pedro and Antonio Mapula; sister Julieta Navarro; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Novemia A. Boteilho

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Sept. 26, 2011
Novemia A. Boteilho, 81, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired food server and cook at Paramount Grill and Kuhio Grill, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Carl and George Gastilo; daughters Melisa Boteilho, Geraldine Harmon, Debbie Diego and Carmalita Marsden; brothers Andrew and Sonny Tamala; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow Saturday services at Alae Cemetery.

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Mary Ann Josephine Botelho

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Sept. 7, 2011
Mary Ann Josephine Botelho, 77, of Waimanalo, a housekeeper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Elwood, Donny and Fredrick; daughters Arlene Abraham, Terry L. Botelho and Jacqueline Jarrell; brothers Joseph, Ronald, John and Darrell Kaolelopono; sisters Harriet Johnson, Margaret Taylor and Trudean Kahoai; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Cedars Assembly of God at the Korean Baptist Church, 620 Waipa Lane, Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers; lei welcome.

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ERNEST V. CORPUS

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ERNEST V. CORPUS

Age 59, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 22, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born August 8, 1952 in Ewa, Hawaii. A carpenter and general contractor.

He is survived by wife, Yong Corpus; son; ErnestRyan (Jamie) Corpus; daughter, Brandiann Yonemura; mother, Aurelia Corpus; brother, George Corpus; sisters, Leonilla Eligio, Jeanette Monroy, Maxine Castro, Esme Marconi, Arleen Taylor, Mary Corpus, Michelle Corpus; grandsons, Brent Corpus, Evan Corpus, Ezekiel Corpus; numerous nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.

Arthur DeMello

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Oct. 2, 2011
Arthur DeMello, 90, of Kahului, a retiree from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., Paia Mill, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Lawrence Sr. and Thomas; daughter Barbara Rames; brother Edward “Eddie”; sisters Thelma Boteilho, Frances Tengan and Agnes DeMello; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Dr. Bernard Hong Yee Fong

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Sept. 11, 2011
Dr. Bernard Hong Yee Fong, 90, of Honolulu, a retired oral surgeon and an Army veteran who served during the Korean conflict, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet M.O.C.; son Dr. David; daughters Charlene Fong-Choy, Dr. Darlene Metter, Dr. Lucy Wong, Carole F. Kutchins and Lisa, Tina and Dr. Janice Fong; brothers Dr. Henry and Ronald; sisters Edith Freiberg, Helen Ung and Nellie Jong; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Leilani Meu Sun Goldstein

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LEILANI MEU SUN GOLDSTEIN
September 18, 2011

Leilani Meu Sun Goldstein, 92, a Civil Service retiree at Schofield and Pearl Harbor, died in VA. She was born in Kahana, Oahu.

Preceded in death by her loving husband David A. Goldstein and sons, Paul Cashman, Jr. and David K. Goldstein. She is survived by daughters Leilani Kelly, Leinaala El-Houshy, Mahealani Ferreira and Iwalani Goldstein, 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Private services were held. Donations can be made in her memory to: Kapi’olani Health Foundation, 55 Merchant St., Suite 2600, Honolulu, HI 96813, or at www.kapiolanigift.org.

SUEKO “MAILE” GOYA

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SUEKO
“MAILE” GOYA

Age, 94, of Honolulu, passed away on September 20, 2011 at St. Francis Hospice – Puiwa. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii.

She is survived by son, Roy Y. (Genny) Goya; daughter, June T. Goya; sisters, Amy T. (Thomas) Shiroma and Mildred “Millie” T. Uchima; granddaughter, Jodie Goya.

Visitation 3 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 4 p.m.

Louis Alfred Hart

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Oct. 4, 2011
Louis Alfred “Louie” Hart, 56, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a worker at the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and former dishwasher at Hilton Waikoloa Village, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by parents Alfred Jr. and Caroline, brothers Presley “Pres” and Kyle, and sister Alfreda. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery.

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RICHARD H. HIRAI

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RICHARD H. HIRAI

Age 69 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on October 1, 2011 at the St. Francis Hospice – Nuuanu. He was born December 4, 1941 on Kauai. He was an attorney at Hirai and Hirai. Survived by: wife: Elsie M. Hirai; sons: Craig H. and Todd Y. Hirai; grandchildren; Christopher, Casey and Carter Hirai; brother: Brian Hirai; sisters: Larraine Hartley and Sharlene Crawford. Family and friends are welcomed on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Harris United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will begin at 5:00 p.m. Private Inurnment. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the St. Francis Hospice – Nuuanu, Harris United Methodist Church or the Rehab Hospital of the Pacific. Aloha Attire.

Yueji Horie

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Sept. 26, 2011
Yueji “Barney” Horie, 76, of Aiea, an Army and Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Deanne M., sons Guy and Dean, daughter Brenda Cole, brother Atsushi, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Lana Anela Hudson

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Oct. 4, 2011
Lana Anela Hudson, 72, of Waipahu, a retired executive assistant of R&D for Callaway Golf, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Doyle, daughter Suzanne Jackson, mother Susan Chu, brother Anthony “Sonny” Soares, sister Gwendolyn Leong, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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James Bartlett Melcher III

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Oct. 6, 2011
James Bartlett “Bart” Melcher III, 54, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Hyannis, Mass. He is survived by wife Donna; sons Paul, James IV, Sam and Chad Melcher, and Shawn Lynch; daughter Kolokea; mother Barbara; brothers Peter and Charles; and six grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Central Kona Union Church, Kealakekua.

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Albert L. Fraga Jr.

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Sept. 9, 2011
Albert L. Fraga Jr., 56, of Honolulu, a vehicle registration clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dianne L.P.; sons Shane and George Cadd; daughters Angela L.M. Cadd and Holly K. Fraga-Lino; mother Geraldine; sisters Terry Silva, Deborah Bee, Alberta Sayurin and Darcie Fraga; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Genevieve Kanoholani Kaea

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Oct. 3, 2011
Genevieve Kanoholani “Pua” Kaea, 85, of Kula, Maui, a retired Kula Hospital licensed practical nurse, died at home. She was born in Kona. She is survived by husband Ernest; son Clyde; daughter Ernette Prones, brother Elmer Kanoholani; sisters Anita Chang, Edith Hurt and Patsy Tom; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at St. James the Less Cemetery, Ulupalakua, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Karen Sachie Sato Kahawai

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Sept. 23, 2011
Karen Sachie Sato “Aunty Cookie” Kahawai, 59, of Waimanalo, a Shima’s Supermarket head cashier, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Richard “Bolo,” brother Kevin Sato and sister Colleen Kina. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Jack Isamu Kina

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Sept. 26, 2011
Jack Isamu Kina, 87, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. motor patrol operator, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by sons Anthony and Stanley, daughters Diane and Suzanne Cabacungan, brother Robert, sisters Gladys Isobe and Doris Ebatu, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

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Hiroshi Kouchi

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Sept. 13, 2011
Hiroshi “Tommy” Kouchi, 86, of Honolulu, a retired salesman, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane T.; daughters Lori Hamilton, Jan Iwanaga and Jean Kouchi; sister Kazuko Fujioka; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

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David Allen Kratochvil

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Oct. 2, 2011
David Allen “Dave” Kratochvil, 61, of Kailua, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Rapid City, S.D. He is survived by daughter Brenda Eivens; hanai sons Josh, Adam, Cody and Dylan Kratochvil, and Scott Eivens; parents Adolf “Buff” and Alice; brother Gary; and two grandchildren. Services pending. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Mitoe Machida

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Oct. 5, 2011
Mitoe Machida, 92, of Kahului died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Kenneth. Private services.

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Muriel Haruko Miyasato

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Sept. 22, 2011
Muriel Haruko Miyasato, 85, of Honolulu, a University Pharmacy sales clerk, died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Alvin, Carl and Wayne; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. No flowers.

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Hiroshi Morikawa

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Sept. 27, 2011
Hiroshi Morikawa, 85, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Sign Co. silk screen printer, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jon H., daughters Gail C. Camara and Janice Y. Ogoshi, brother Akira and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Makiki Christian Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joan Shizue Morisaki

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Oct. 4, 2011
Joan Shizue Morisaki, 57, of Honolulu, a Safeway cashier, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by brother Robert and sisters Joyce Nakamoto and Betty Taira. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary, Maui. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mindy Ann Munroe

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Oct. 1, 2011
Mindy Ann Munroe, 27, of Pukalani, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by father Kirk Jr.; mother Sally Fernandez; brother Edward Fernandez Jr., sisters Dolores and Kathie Fernandez; and grandparents Agnes Fernandez, Dorcas Turoski and Kirk Munroe Sr. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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BARBARA (NANI) ANN MURRAY

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BARBARA (NANI) ANN MURRAY

Age 78 of La Vernia, Texas, left this Earth on 26 September 2011. Born 09 March 1933, Barbara spent most of her life on Oahu, Hawaii. Barbara was a family leader of great strength, stamina, courage, optimism, and love. For the last month of her life, Barbara fought the good fight; finished the race, and all the while she kept the faith.

Seven children survive Barbara: Michael Murray, Kathleen Niez, Daniel Murray, Shawn Murray, Matthew Murray, Theresa Murray, and Mary Au. Barbara is also survived by many hanai ohana (you all know who you are), 16 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

For friends wishing to share last moments, Barbara’s ashes will be at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church in Mililani Town at 09:15am on Friday, 21 October 2011. An informal eulogy will take place from 09:15-10:00am. Promptly at 10:00am that same morning, Father Mooya will bless Barbara’s ashes.

Barbara’s immediate family will be taking her to Waimea Bay, her final resting place on Earth on Saturday morning, 22 October 2011 where Barbara will be joined with her late husband Patrick, her mother Esther, and God.


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