Archive for October 26th, 2011

Gregorio Manzanillio Arios

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Oct. 8, 2011
Gregorio Manzanillio Arios, 95, of Waialua, a Waialua Sugar Co. retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Dante, Glenn, Elvis and Elden; daughter Grace Araki; brother Pedro; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Laura Ching Aweau

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Oct. 6, 2011
Laura Ching Aweau, 83, of Ewa Beach, a retired car rental agent, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Keith, daughter Pamela Sakuma, stepsons Dale and Wyman, sister Janet Hee, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Zosima Ramo Castillo

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Sept. 25, 2011
Zosima Ramo “Sue” Castillo, 88, of Waipahu, a retired teacher in the Philippines and at YMCA, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Christopher and Flor, daughter Maria E., eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Wendell S. L. Ching

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WENDELL S.L. CHING

Age 69, of Honolulu, passed away October 20, 2011 in Honolulu from leukemia. Born May 6, 1942, he was the youngest son of Harry & Lucy Ching.

He was an active deacon at Central Union Church, where he labored tirelessly for Jesus. He loved traveling the world and a good game of golf.

He is survived by brother Melvin Ching, son David, daughters Maile & Carrie, and 4 grandchildren.

Memorial service on Saturday October 29 at 8:30AM at Central Union Church. Bright aloha attire to celebrate Wendell’s life. Burial Monday October 31 at 9AM, Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Thi Nhi Cruze

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Sept. 19, 2011
Thi Nhi “Kim” Cruze, 82, of Honolulu, a Quality Assurance inspector, died in Honolulu. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She is survived by daughter Tanya Ann Lee; stepdaughter Dung Tran; brothers Nam, Be Van, Nen Van and Minh Van Hong; sisters Giha Thi Hong, Tuat Thi Gi and Hue Thi Hong; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Lourdes Paragas Fernandez

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Oct. 21, 2011
Lourdes Paragas Fernandez, 68, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a former caregiver, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Santa Barbara, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Reynaldo, Carlito Jr., Charlie and Leonardo; daughters Josephine Reyes and Criselda Negrillo; brother Fidel Paragas; sister Esther Dagarag; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Kathleen N.S. Kim

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Oct. 21, 2011
Kathleen N.S. Kim, 68, of Honolulu, owner of a housecleaning service, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Max, Ben and Ike Fowler; brother Alan; sister Susan Morrelli; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Church, 638 N. Kuakini St., Honolulu. Services: 5 p.m. Dinner to follow. Casual attire.

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Yim Chun Lam

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Oct. 21, 2011
Yim Chun Lam, 74, of Honolulu, a nanny, died. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Allan C.H. and Paul K.H. Cheng, daughter Kristy K.L. Cheng, sister Yim Shen Lam and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Bernard Orlanes De Leon

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Oct. 11, 2011
Bernard Orlanes De Leon, 46, of Waipahu, an Aloha Lani Condominium employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pasig, Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by wife Merlita A.; daughters Rose Ann Mamuad and Rachel Ann, Russell and Rynell De Leon; mother Librada; brothers Michael and Jun Jun; sisters Lilibeth Golino and Lorena McCord; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gordon Joseph Liu

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Oct. 17, 2011
Gordon Joseph Liu, 73, of Kaneohe, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol, son Keith, daughter Terry, brother Melvyn, sister Loretta Kim and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Amor Lorenzo

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Oct. 21, 2011
Amor Lorenzo, 69, of Kahului, a Monsanto field crew employee, died at home. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Concepcion; sons Jesus, Amor Jr., Jovito and Jerome; daughter MA. Asuncion, Christine J. Batulayan, Lily J., Jolly A. Uclaray, Janese, and Stefanie J. Lorenzo; brothers Ben, Omar and Flavel Felix; sisters Zenia, Tita, Eden and Jean; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Church, Wailuku. Services: 7 p.m. Burial to be held Dec. 4 in Laoag City.

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William Edward Morehouse

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Oct. 21, 2011
William Edward Morehouse, 93, of Hilo, a retired Standard Oil Co. land marketing and leasing manager, died at home. He was born in La Puente, Calif. He is survived by wife Jewell N., sons Craig and Randall, daughter Kathryn Huefner, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services.

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Francis Yoshinori Mori

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Aug. 19, 2011
Francis Yoshinori Mori, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Rustproofing Co. owner and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Alan and sister Doreen Kuroda. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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EDWIN MASAYOSHI NISHIKAWA

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EDWIN MASAYOSHI NISHIKAWA
May 21, 1932
– October 5, 2011

Ed was born to the late Yoshiko and Masanori Nishikawa in Lihue, Kauai. He attended Kauai High School and was a veteran of the Korean War. After relocating to Los Angeles, Ed worked as a transmission mechanic for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, two daughters, Sonia and Cheryl, son-in-law, Carlyle, four grandchildren, Matthew, Allison, Nicholas, and Kimberly, and younger siblings, Bessie, Frances, Henry (Hank), and Herbert. 213-749-1449. www.kubota nikkeimortuary.com

Donna Louise Poaipuni

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Oct. 14, 2011
Donna Louise Poaipuni, 65, of Makawao, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. She is survived by sons Bill Robinett and Kekoa and Kia Poaipuni; and sister Nancy. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Pukalani Nazarene Church. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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EDMUND V. “BUD” ROZYCKI

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EDMUND V.”BUD” ROZYCKI
(1919-2011)

Edmund Vincent Rozycki, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on October 21, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was always known as “Buddy” or “Bud”.

Born on January 5, 1919 in Chicago, Bud was the oldest of three children of Vincent Charles and Lillian Otolski Rozycki. He graduated from Carl Scherer High School in northwest Chicago in 1937 and attended Wright Junior College. For five summers he worked at the Farm Kitchen in Beriboo, WI, advancing from “pot walloper” to head waiter. In June 1940, Bud joined the Marine Corps, choosing the shortest line at the Chicago recruiting station. He arrived at the San Diego Recruiting Depot to begin basic training, graduating as honor man of the platoon, an indication of his leadership potential and his commitment to the Marine Corps. Training in electronics and Morse code led Bud to work with radar. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he joined other Marines on the ocean liner Lurline to travel to American Samoa where he stayed for 2 1/2 years. In 1943, Bud and the other Marines headed for the Gilbert Islands, where he came ashore after the horrific invasion of Tarawa, to set up the radar unit on Betio Atoll. He took part in the capture of Kwajelein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, then returned to the US mainland for further training until the end of WWII.

Bud served his country in four wars: World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. In the late 1940’s, Bud was stationed in Okinawa with the occupation forces, where he learned to scuba dive, an activity he loved. In the early 1950’s he served in Korea, and again in Okinawa. He was promoted from the enlisted ranks to officer corps, and was seconded to the Army at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX to work in the development of guided missile technology. He trained at Ft. Churchill in Manitoba, Canada for three months, one of his most memorable experiences. Bud’s last tour of duty was at Camp Smith in Honolulu, HI, where he retired in 1972 as a major, after 32 years in the Marine Corps. In 1974 he was hired at the Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard as an electronics expert. He loved Hawaii and the tropics, finding it to be a special place to live, seeing the unique beauty of each day. He said each day, “It’s a beautiful day!”

Bud enjoyed the outdoors, spending time hiking the back areas of Camp Elliot and Camp Pendleton, as well as the water, serving as swimming coach for the local swim team that included his children, nieces and nephew. As a competitive swimmer in his youth, and later as a swimming coach, he continued to enthusiastically encourage and support his children and nieces and nephew, and others, to feel special and accomplished in their swimming efforts. Bud loved sailing and scuba diving, was an active member of several diving clubs, lastly with the Sea Wolves in Honolulu. Bud was a lifelong learner who never stopped educating himself; he enjoyed new studies and experiences and truly loved to share his knowledge. Bud is remembered for his solid handshake “with the guys” and for his charm with the ladies, kissing their hands. He loved holding hands with his wife and small children, feeling the energy transmitted to both persons. Though the stern Marine in photos, he is remembered as a loving, happy, social person with a quick smile who was open to all and wanted to be part of others’ lives.

Bud married Mary Elizabeth Hasbrouck in 1946 with whom he had 2 children, Stephanie Ann, now of Hamden, CT, and Vincent Charles, now of Anahola, Kauai. In 2004 he married his beloved Rosemary Casey who survives him. He is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters Dorothy Pauline (Rozycki) Lesak and Joan Lillian (Rozycki) Caldwell, and his first wife Mary Elizabeth Hasbrouck Rozycki.

Bud was a faithful and valued member of the Newman Center-Holy Spirit Catholic parish in Honolulu for more than 30 years. He is remembered as a person who loved everyone, and was open to new friendships particularly with those who could carry on a good conversation. Laughter, music, and people made him joyful. A rosary and wake will be held at Borthwick Mortuary on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm. His funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm at the Newman Center-Holy Spirit Parish at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Free parking is available at St. Francis School on Pamoa Road. Aloha attire please. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bud’s name to the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Honolulu, or to the Renee Heyum Pacific Islander Endowment scholarship fund at the University of Hawaii Foundation.

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped U.H. Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu HI 96828-0270, Memo: Renee Heyum Pacific Islander Endowment, 402 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815.

Harry Koho Yamashiro Sr.

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Oct. 17, 2011
Harry Koho Yamashiro Sr., 82, of Kaneohe, a self-employed worker and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Ruby; sons Ronald, Harry Jr. and Guy; daughters Dianne-Midori Lee, Cynthia Pili and Shari Yamashiro; brothers Dr. Charles K. and Raymond; sister Clara Young; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private burial. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Donald Keith Sylvester

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Oct. 19, 2011
Donald Keith Sylvester, 78, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Police Department detective and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Evangeline, son Keith, daughters Cindy Lopes and Donna Sylvester, hanai daughters Cherise Bush Alo and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 7 a.m. Sunday at Lanikai Boat Ramp. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Richard Yoshito Takafuji

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Oct. 14, 2011
Richard Yoshito Takafuji, 71, of Waianae, a nurseryman and owner of Orchid Center, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lea T., son Kevin K., daughter Laina A., brothers Robert and Walter, sister Marianne and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Shoichi Takeshita

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Sept. 10, 2011
Shoichi Takeshita, 94, of Honolulu, formerly of Mililani, a retired Rite Way Electric Co. backhoe operator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by son Derrick, sister Doris Nishimura and two grandchildren. Private services.

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LESLIE “LES” TANAKA

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LESLIE “LES” TANAKA

Age 48, of Honolulu, passed away September 9, 2011 in Aiea. Born October 2, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a security officer with Securitas.

He is survived by mother, Alice Tanaka; brothers, Derek Tanaka, Terry Tanaka, Steven Tanaka; sister, Dale Fujimoto; companion, Elizabeth Lord.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (October 29) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

Alapati Penuafa Tofa

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Oct. 21, 2011
Alapati Penuafa Tofa, 79, of Laie, a former truck driver, bus driver and security guard, died at home. He was born in Iva, Savai’i, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Vaimanino, sons Aitofele “Joe” and Alapati “Paki” Jr., daughters Valo “Rose” and Salema “Lema,” sisters Etelini Tofa Gisa and Siamoa Tofa, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 5th Ward, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Graveside services: 11 a.m. at Laie Cemetery. Burial at noon.

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JANE FRANCES KELEKOLIO WILES

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JANE FRANCES KELEKOLIO WILES

Jane Frances Kelekolio Wiles, 74, of Wichita Falls, TX died October 11, 2011.
Services were held Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Wichita Falls, TX.
Jane was born June 16, 1937, in Honaunau, Hawaii. She retired from Civil Service after 33 years of service. Jane was proud of her Hawaiian Heritage.
Survivors include two brothers and a sister, Thomas Kelekolio, Gabriel Kelekolio, and Kavehi Ho’omana all of Hawaii; five children, Germaine Wiles, Noella Savey both of Idaho, Jessica Parke of Hawaii, Jolene Weiss, and Jason Wiles both of Texas; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensand brumley.com

Aileen K.L. Wong

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Oct. 6, 2011
Aileen K.L. Wong, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kahala Sportswear secretary and travel agent at various travel agencies, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Dennis and Michael, daughter Joleen Walthall, brother William Won, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Young Tae Yoo

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Oct. 21, 2011
Young Tae Yoo, 92, of Honolulu died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Gyoenggi-do, Korea. She is survived by daughters Dal Soon Kim and Yoo Yang Soon, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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James Edward Young

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Oct. 22, 2011
James Edward Young, 89, of Kailua, a Chevron Shipping retiree and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Healdsburg, Calif. He is survived by wife Joyce; son Richard; daughter Patti Cook; stepbrothers William, Benjamin and Thomas McCutchan; hanai brother David Harmeson; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Christ Church Uniting, 1300 Kailua Road. Scattering of ashes at sea at a later date.

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