Archive for October 30th, 2011

Roland Sun Chuck Au

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Oct. 20, 2011
Roland Sun Chuck Au, 75, of Honolulu and Palos Verdes, Calif., an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center, Moanalua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane, son Derrick and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Ann L. Bautista

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Sept. 27, 2011
Mary Ann L. Bautista, 82, of Aiea, a retired Central Pacific Bank clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ernest Jr., daughter Roxanne Tunoa, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Bertha K.Y. Char

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Oct. 7, 2011
Bertha K.Y. Char, 98, of Hono-lulu, a homemaker, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dr. John David and Douglas; daughters Cynthia Schwab and Claudia Loo; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Zhong Shu Chen

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Oct. 16, 2011
Zhong Shu Chen, 74, of Hono-lulu, a retired Legend Restaurant cook, died in Honolulu. He was born in Zhong Shan, China. He is survived by wife Bi Juan Lin; sons Jin Sheng and Jin Nian; daughters Yan Qun, Yan Fen “Fanny” and Yan Yan; stepson Guo Xiang Lin; stepdaughter Qun Ying Lin; and 11 grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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YIN CHANG “RUBY” CHIN

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YIN CHANG “RUBY” CHIN

89, a loving mother, retired waitress, passed away peacefully at the Oahu Care Facitility. She was born in Canton, China. Preceded in death by daughter, Janice Chin Nakasone. She is survived by son, Chester Chin; brother, Dai Fun (Evelyn) Chang and sister, Mew Ha Chang Chun. Visitation 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Saturday, November 5th at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial 1:00 pm. at the Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire.

YIN CHANG “RUBY” CHIN

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YIN CHANG
“RUBY” CHIN

89, a loving mother, retired waitress, passed away peacefully at the Oahu Care Facitility. She was born in Canton, China. Preceded in death by daughter, Janice Chin Nakasone. She is survived by son, Chester Chin; brother, Dai Fun (Evelyn) Chang and sister, Mew Ha Chang Chun. Visitation 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Saturday, November 5th at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial 1:00 pm. at the Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire.

Su Nam Choe

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Oct. 23, 2011
Su Nam Choe, 83, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Seoul, Korea. She is survived by son Jaejun; daughters Jeongwon and Un Suk Choe, and Naomi S. Nakamura; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Daniel Joseph Dever

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Oct. 19, 2011
Daniel Joseph Dever, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired superintendent of Catholic schools in Hawaii, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wildwood, N.J. He is survived by brothers Roger and Francis. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Mass: 6 p.m. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Diocesan Center. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Walter J. Egami

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Oct. 1, 2011
Walter J. Egami, 71, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an Army National Guard mechanics’ technician, and a veteran of the Army and Army National Guard, died in San Bernardino, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dolly K.K.; sons Walter J. Jr. and Darrell K. Sr.; daughters Mariann K. Vasquez, Jennifer L. McNamara, Pamela K. Nakooka and CathyAnn L. Kawaakoa; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Patrick Steven Fernandez

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Oct. 24, 2011
Patrick Steven Fernandez, 68, of Haiku, Maui, a retired Rojac Trucking Inc. truck driver, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Joann, son Steven J., daughter Victoria “Vikki,” brothers Alvin A. and Joseph H., sisters Patricia M. Dilley and Malinda J. Ortega, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Verlie Yuk Fung Goo

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Oct. 16, 2011
Verlie Yuk Fung Goo, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Navy clerk at Pearl Harbor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Eugene, sisters Beatrice Sing and Margaret Chow, and companion Joseph Wong. Services held.

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ANNA POHINA MAERTENS HANCOCK

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ANNA POHINA MAERTENS HANCOCK

Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away October 25, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born November 2, 1918 in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Anna was a retired Secretary from Kawaihao Church; member of the McCully Seniors Club and German Club of Hawaii.

She is survived by god-daughter, Chuckie; parents, William Ludwig Maertens, Anna Pohina Maertens.

Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday 11/3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Anna Pohina Maertens Hancock

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Oct. 25, 2011
Anna Pohina Maertens Hancock, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Kawaiaha’o Church secretary, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by parents William L. and Anna P. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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James Masao Hirouji

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Sept. 29, 2011
James Masao Hirouji, 69, of Lahaina, a Royal Lahaina Resort retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Jamescy Haines and Jaleen Hirouji; hanai son Darren; sisters Doris Okazaki, Merle Yamamoto and Doreen Kaneyuki; and a grandchild. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Casual attire.

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ALLEN TAKESHI HANAOKA, JR.

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ALLEN TAKESHI HANAOKA, JR.

44, passed away on October 16, 2011 at 11:00 p.m. He is survived by parents, Allen and Valerie Hanaoka, grand-mother, Lillian Hanaoka, sisters, Barrie Hanaoka and Chantil (Wendell) Kealoha, daughters, Allysa, Allyson, Ashlen, and Alexis Hanaoka, girlfriend, Cindy Shishido.

Service at Hawaiian Memorial, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. Burial to follow at 1:00 p.m. Casual attire. A wonderfully gifted and talented son. We miss him!

Edward Norman Van Kleeck

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Oct. 18, 2011
Edward Norman Van Kleeck, 84, of Hilo, a retired auto dealership sales manager and Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Berkeley, Calif. He is survived by daughters Dayna V.K. Ziegler, Cynthia Van Kleeck and Katherine V.K. Remmers; and seven grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Holy Cross.

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James Hissaji Kuba

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JAMES
HISAJI KUBA

Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away on October 17, 2011. He was born in Waialua and was a retired electrician general foreman for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 51. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Alyce K. Kuba; daughters, Lisa (Stephen) Tsukayama, Patti (Gordon) Sato, Lea (Thomas) Mukai; sisters, Janet K. Yamasaki, Leatrice H. (Norimasa) Takushi; grand-sons, Blaise Sato, Tomson Mukai; grand-daughters, Kiira Sato, Ansje Tsukayama, Jordan Mukai; great grandson, Kasin Ito-Sato.

Visitation 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masanobu Matsuura

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Oct. 19, 2011
Masanobu “Harry” Matsuura, 85, of Haliimaile, Maui, an Army veteran and a former Maui Land & Pineapple Co. employee, sumo wrestler and Maui High School football and track coach, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Eva; sons Harry W. and Danny J.; daughters Julie Miguel and Rose Naeole; brother Masuichi R.; sisters Hatsue B. Tamori, Harumi D. Miyahira and Violet T. Sakai; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Midori Messner

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Oct. 19, 2011
Midori Messner, 59, of Kunia, a wedding coordinator, died at home. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by husband James “Jim”; daughters Christina Seu and Kathleen Geiger; sister Hiromi Kohler; and four grandchildren. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Edward Lee Miller

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Oct. 25, 2011
Edward Lee “Eddie” Miller, 59, of Kalopa Makai, Hawaii, a creative engineer and musician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Salem, Ore. He is survived by companion Jeannie Clement, brothers Jerry and Brian, sister Karen Carter and two grandchildren. Celebration of life and potluck: 3 p.m. Saturday at 43-216 Kaapahu Road, Paauilo. Casual attire. Donations welcome. For information, call 936-8253.

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ALBERT M. MORITA

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ALBERT M. MORITA

Age 83, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away September 28, 2011 in Aiea. Born February 5, 1928 in Pahoa, Big Island, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Yuriko Morita; brothers, George (Ruth) Morita, Ivan (Vivian) Morita; sisters, Nobue Oshiro, Mae (Nobu) Takata, Marjorie (Richard) Asato; many nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

Dorothy Kimie Naeole

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Sept. 30, 2011
Dorothy Kimie Naeole, 73, of Hoolehua, Molokai, a retired Molokai High and Intermediate School cafeteria worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Darrell and Jon, daughters Dayna Pa and Jenny Naeole, sisters Katherine Aoki and Marie Kuroiwa, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nuuanu, 622 N. Judd St. Services: 10 a.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalamaula, Molokai. Services: 10 a.m.

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HARRY FUKUO NAKAI

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HARRY FUKUO NAKAI

80 of Honolulu, passed away Oct. 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu. He was the retired CEO of Harry Nakai Inc. Former member of Honolulu Country Club and Eagles Golf Club. Survived by wife, Pat; son, Neil (Lora) Nakai; daughters, Sandra (Richard) Kersten, Susan Chu; stepson, George (Myrna) Doi Jr.; stepdaughters, Glori (Jon) Inafuku, Gina Tanaka; 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond (Janet) Nakai; sisters, Jeanette (David) Maekawa, Marian (Tetsuro) Sasaki; sister in law, Elaine Nakai; caregiver, Tiala Toetuu; Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 6 p.m.; No flowers. Aloha attire.

Michael Frank Nauyokas

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Sept. 5, 2011
Michael Frank Nauyokas, 52, of Honolulu, an attorney, died in Honolulu. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by parents Frank and Mary; companion Suzanne Aquino; brothers Christopher, Peter and Joseph; and sisters Mary Cooper and Sarah Meisner. Private services.

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Rose Setsuko Oshiro

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Oct. 17, 2011
Rose Setsuko Oshiro, 80, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange seamstress, died. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Gordon N., sister Lorraine Nishiyama, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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HARUKO OYADOMARI

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HARUKO OYADOMARI

Age 95, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 4, 2011 in Kapolei. Born March 15, 1916 in Peahi, Maui, Hawaii. Member of Ginoza Son Jin Kai. Co-Owner of Nobu’s Fish Market, Aala Market Place.

She is survived by daughters, Jean Teshima, Joan (Nobutoshi) Kinoshita; son, Gary Oyadomari; sister, Jane Mizushima; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; caregiver, Ofelia Mendez; many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (November 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

LT. COL. LOUIS S. REHR

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LT. COL. LOUIS S. REHR

Lt. Col. Louis S. Rehr, decorated World War II pilot and author of “Marauder Memoir of a B-26 Pilot in Europe in World War II,” died at his Makaha home October 20. He was 92.
Rehr, a squadron commander of the 456th Bombardment Squadron, 323rd Bombardment Group, flew 60 missions over France and Germany. He earned 12 air medals and five battle stars and was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses. For his role in the liberation of France from 1944 to 1945, the French government awarded him the Croix de Guerre and recently appointed him a “Chevalier” of the Legion of Honor — France’s highest honor.
“Lou taught me serenity under fire, dignity amidst chaos and warmth in camaraderie,” says Frank Burgmeier, his lead navigator. “He was an exceptional being.”
Rehr enjoyed a lifelong love of airplanes and flying. Following World War II, he ferried aircraft from South Florida to buyers in Brazil. In addition to corporate and airline flying, he taught thousands of pilots to fly before his retirement at age 80 in New Jersey, where he was a flight instructor and Designated FAA Examiner.
As a sailplane pilot, Rehr holds one of the first international Gold Badges in the sport of soaring, He won two national soaring championships in 1958 and 1968.
Rehr spent many years surfing in waters off Florida and on yearly visits to Makaha Beach before moving to Hawaii in 1999.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Rehr is a graduate of Culver Military Academy, 1938, and Washington and Lee University, 1942.
He is survived by his wife and coauthor, Carleton; sister Judy Dunning of Vero Beach, FL; son Robert S. Rehr of Shalimar, FL; daughter Tasha Rifkin Connolly of Bloomfield, NJ; and three grandchildren.
Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

Esperanza Espejo Reyes

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Oct. 19, 2011
Esperanza Espejo Reyes, 76, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Hilo Intermediate School part-time English language teacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Reynaldo, Jonathan and Leonard; daughters Mary Lou Co and Rebecca Baron; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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SARAH KALAI FUJIKO ROBACK

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SARAH KALAI FUJIKO ROBACK

Age 77, of Ewa Beach, passed away October 26, 2011 at Pali Momi Medical Center.

She is survived by sons Warren (Debbie), Anson (Avis), and Galton (Jennifer) Tokuhisa; daughter Shirleen (Audie) Fujimoto; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; former husband George Tokuhisa; sister Kathy Craig; companion partner Roy Taira and his children Traci-Ann and Terry.

Private services.

Evalani Rose Rosser

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Oct. 17, 2011
Evalani Rose Rosser, 58, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tomas, sons Tomas M. and Jackson K., daughter Grace Paaaina, brothers Joseph and Abraham Komomua, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 7 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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