Archive for October 10th, 2011

Alejandra Tulagan Acorda

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Sept. 26, 2011
Alejandra Tulagan “Belen” Acorda, 66, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Roxas, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sons Nestor, Rodante, Elmer and Erwin; daughters Evelyn and Merlene Acorda, Aurea Corpuz, Fely Padua and Estelita Romualdo; sister Filomena Cabrera; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Clarence Mitsuo Anzai

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Sept. 26, 2011
Clarence Mitsuo Anzai, 93, of Honolulu, a Servco Pacific warehouse supervisor, died. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughters Irene M. Tsumoto and Jane C. Inouye, brother Tomio, sister Evalyn Yamaguchi, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Evelyn Nishida Austin

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Oct. 2, 2011
Evelyn Nishida Austin, 68, of Kailua, a retired First Insurance Co. executive underwriter, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Craig, son Dean Yamamoto, brother Herbert Nishida, sister Susan Morita and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dora Pauole Camarillo

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Sept. 23, 2011
Dora Pauole Camarillo, 82, of Hanapepe, Kauai, an Up to Date Cleaners retiree, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Steven and Archie; daughters Brenda Funk, Carolyn Glassco and Bonnie A. Dela Cruz; brothers William and Clarence Pauole; sister Miriam Sasaki; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Rogelio Duldulao

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Sept. 29, 2011
Rogelio Duldulao, 53, of Honolulu, a landscaper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Merced; son Jaycris; daughter Cherryl J.D. Simeon; brothers Henry, Noel, Jerry and Moises; sisters Adelle Lejano, Nieva Badua and Annebelle Bargara; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines.

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Norma Alice Titus Finnegan

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Sept. 30, 2011
Norma Alice Titus Finnegan, 87, of Kailua-Kona, a licensed practical nurse who worked in the pediatric field and at child care centers, died. She was born in Ayer, Mass. She is survived by sons David and Peter; daughter Nancy Farnham; brothers Vernon, Ernest Jr. and Clarence Titus; sisters Jeanette Loomer, Eloise Bebout and Alice Milson; and eight grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church Episcopal of Kealakekua.

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DR. BERNARD HONG YEE FONG

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DR. BERNARD HONG YEE FONG

Dr. Bernard Hong Yee Fong, 90 died on September 11, 2011 in Honolulu. Born February 11, 1921 in Hawaii. Graduated from St. Louis High School and obtained his Bachelors degree at Michigan State University. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (DMD) at the University of Louisville, Kentucky and set up a dental practice at Moanalua Shopping Center. He married the love of his life, Janet Mew Oi Chun on April 8, 1951. He was a devoted husband and father to his seven daughters and one son. He retired as an Oral Surgeon in 1993 where he began his retired life traveling the world until his wife became ill. For the last 10 plus years, he has been dedicated to his wife’s care where she currently resides at Island Nursing Home. While there, he developed a close relationship with staff making him their “Dad of Island Nursing”. He passed away peacefully with his wife, children, grand children and his Island Nursing family at his side. He is survived by: wife, Janet; daughters: Charlene Fong Choy, Dr. Darlene Metter , Lisa Fong, Tina Fong, Dr. Lucy Wong , Carole Fong Kutchins , Dr. Janice Fong; son: Dr. David Fong; 17 grandchildren and 1 great grand child; brothers: Dr Henry Fong and Ronald Fong and sisters: Edith Freiberg, Helen Ung and Nellie Jong.

Visitation on October 14, 2011 at 10:30 am at Borthwick Mortuary, Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 2 pm.

Carmen Leilani Frances Gamponia

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Sept. 15, 2011
Carmen Leilani Frances “Horse” Gamponia, 74, of Aiea, a city Department of Parks and Recreation attendant at Aiea Gym, Aiea High School campus security employee and Frank Lam’s Bus Co. bus driver, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William Sr., son William Jr., daughters Rayshelle and Willette, mother Mercedes M. Rabago, brother Henry Rabago, sisters Trinidad Peltier and Bobbie Weatherington, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Beverly Joy Gonzaga

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Oct. 3, 2011
Beverly Joy “Bev” Gonzaga, 67, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Don R., sons Octavio F. “Ran” Lucas and Don R. Gonzaga Jr., daughters Nancine J. and Darlyn M. “Dar” Lucas, brother Rogelio “Roger” Billaber, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Sueko Goya

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Sept. 20, 2011
Sueko “Maile” Goya, 94, of Honolulu died in St. Frances Hospice-Puiwa. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Roy Y., daughter June T., sisters Amy T. Shiroma and Mildred T. “Millie” Uchima, and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

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Takeo Harada

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Sept. 27, 2011
Takeo Harada, 92, of Oahu, formerly of Hono-kaa, Hawaii, a retiree and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Clifton and Keith, brother Terence, sister Mineko Ito, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Keiko Kozuki

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Oct. 3, 2011
Keiko Kozuki, 82, of Aiea, a retired seamstress, died. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by daughters Susan M. Sanders, Vickie M.K. Ah You and Kathie M. Ray; brother Kenji Yoshida; sisters Taeko Kanda and Hamae Yoshida; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services to be held in California.

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Pete Dacanay Lacuesta

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Sept. 7, 2011
Pete Dacanay Lacuesta, also known as “Pedring” and “Pedro,” 78, of Wahiawa, a city retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Jaine B.; sons Peter Lacuesta-Cerezo and Paul, Patrick and Edgar Lacuesta; daughters Eleanor Rodriguez, Emelda Sadler and Evangeline, Elizabeth K. and Emelinda Lacuesta; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alice Van Leer

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Oct. 3, 2011
Alice Van Leer, 57, of Keaau, Hawaii, a professional tennis instructor at Hilo Yacht Club, tennis coach at Kamehameha High School-Hawaii campus and Purchase College in New York, and Wall Street stock analyst, died at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by husband Ivan, son Ian, daughter Alexandra and sister Jane Kussel. Private services.

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HIROSHI “PAUL” MITSUNAGA

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HIROSHI “PAUL” MITSUNAGA

Age 93, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away peacefully September 15, 2011 in Pearl City. Born April 27, 1918 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a retired Painting Contractor; and a United States Army Veteran who served with the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion during World War II.

He is survived by wife of 65 years of marriage, Janet H. Mitsunaga; daughter, Ruth (Mario) Arnaldo; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Private Services were held.

Mary Soledad Montoya

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Sept. 23, 2011
Mary Soledad Montoya, 84, of Honolulu, an employee at World Bank in Washington, D.C., and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Dona Ana Misilla, N.M. She is survived by father Daniel, mother Catarina Fresquez, brother Edward and sisters Esther, Elizabeth, Emma and Connie. Private services.

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Jeanette Masayo Oishi

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Sept. 1, 2011
Jeanette Masayo Oishi, 82, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, a retired GTE telephone operator, died at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Mitchell and Michael, daughters Jewel Young and Iris Silva, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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June Sachiko Sawamura

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Sept. 30, 2011
June Sachiko Sawamura, 80, of Honolulu, a Sears Roebuck & Co. retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Calvin T. Izumi and sisters Amy Kaneshige, Margaret Y. Izumi and Verna K. Chikamori. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Manuel Lospoc Sr.

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Sept. 16, 2011
Manuel Lospoc Sr., 82, of Wahiawa, a retired Ohana Hale and Victory Ohana alcoholics counselor, died in Wahiawa. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Manuel Jr., Ronald Sr. and Dane R.; daughter Georgette P. Lum; sisters Caroline Timan and Laura Mohica; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eric R. Stevenson

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Sept. 18, 2011
Eric R. Stevenson, 42, of Kapolei died in Kapolei. He was born in Portsmouth, Va. He is survived by wife Marites; son Charles; daughter Cassidy; father Richard; mother Karen Shaw; brothers Kurt Shaw and Joshua, Ian, Duggan, Andrew, Jarett and Connor Stevenson; and sisters Nicole and Melissa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Richard Yosuke Tokushige

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Sept. 24, 2011
Richard Yosuke Tokushige, 76, of Aiea, a retired school counselor and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Audrey Y., brother Robert and sisters Betsy Mizuno, Alice Isobe and Jean Yanagihara. Private services.

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Crispin L. Tomas

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Sept. 9, 2011
Crispin L. “Satur” Tomas, 86, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Bayambang, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria T.; son Queroben “Ruben”; daughters Jessie DeVera, Berlinda T. Tomas and Elina T. Sumaoang; brother Aurelio; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Akitoshi Wakabayashi

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Sept. 23, 2011
Akitoshi “Aki” Wakabayashi, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Country Club bartender and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by daughter Wendy and sister Evelyn Furukawa. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon.

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Helen Kiyoko Yoshimura

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Sept. 28, 2011
Helen Kiyoko Yoshimura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Food Pantry cashier, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Gail C. Koki and Barbara F. Kuwahara; brother James Horikami; sisters Winifred Fujihara, Betsy Yokoe and Katherine Mar; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lily M. Yoshizumi

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Sept. 29, 2011
Lily M. Yoshizumi, 71, of Monterey Park, Calif., died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Harold; son Dean; daughter Terri Shundo; brother Hideo Koike; sisters Ruth Sato, Masayuki Koike, Charlotte Steffens, Christine Lane and Gloria Malunao; and five grandchildren. Services to be held in Rosemead, Calif.

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