Archive for November 8th, 2011

Maureen Pualani Namauu Amaral

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Oct. 30, 2011
Maureen Pualani Namauu “Aunty Lani” Amaral, 62, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Behavioral Health Center social service worker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Donald; sister Daisy Nakamoto; sons Antonio M. III and Ivan K. Louis; daughters Georgianna Washington, Maureen Camacho and Harriet “Kainoa” Springs; former husband Antonio M. Louis Jr.; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Christian Fellowship. Services to follow. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Comfortable attire.

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DANIEL UYEMATSU BARON

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DANIEL UYEMATSU BARON

Age 29, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away October 31, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 15, 1982 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He worked for FedEx, Honolulu Airport. A member of the Subaru Owners Club.

He is survived by parents, Danilo and Christine Baron; brother, Joel Baron; sisters, Helen Kado, Michelle Baron-Sarvida; nieces, Krystalynn Kado, Klaryssa Kado; nephew, Joshua Baron.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (November 12) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire.

FLORENCE YAN LUM CHANG

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FLORENCE YAN LUM CHANG

Age 86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away October 29, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 15, 1925 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Florence was formerly employed by the Dole Corporation and member of the First Chinese Church of Hawaii. Preceded in death by son, Herman Chang.

She is survived by husband, Clifford Chang; sons, Brian Chang, Norman (Linda) Chang; daughters, Patricia (Gary) Theemling of NV, Brenda (Rodney) Kiyota; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (November 10) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers, please.

Brian Chang

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Oct. 31, 2011
Brian “BC” Chang, 62, of Honolulu, an Aloha Airlines retiree, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Clifford K.C., brother Norman and sisters Patricia Theemling and Brenda Kiyota. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Lead Center, 290 Sand Island Access Road. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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JANE H.C. CHUN

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JANE H.C. CHUN

Age 76, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away October 3, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born January 1, 1935 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. Active member of Waiawa Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She is survived by husband, Jack U.Y. Chun; daughters, Cindy (David) Eickhoff, Gerri (Michael) Warne, Pamela (Patrick) Morrissey-Kaneshiro, Cora (Kent) Collins, Lisa Chun & Ernest Tsugawa; brother, Lester Kam; sister, Lucy Oue; granddaughters, Kristin Kaneshiro, Kelsey Kaneshiro, Elizabeth Warne; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (November 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:45-11:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Robert Charles Fazio

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Oct. 24, 2011
Robert Charles Fazio, 58, of Honolulu, a state court reporter, died. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by son Chaz T.L. and sister Valerie. Private services.

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Ray Michael Fuhrmann

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Oct. 4, 2011
Ray Michael Fuhrmann, 95, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired structural engineer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in British Columbia. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Cooper Center in Volcano.

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Toshiko Gota

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Oct. 27, 2011
Toshiko Gota, 95, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She is survived by sons Raymond and Gordon, daughter Florence Izumoto, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Shigeko Gushiken

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Oct. 29, 2011
Shigeko Gushiken, 95, of Mililani, a retired cook, died at home. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by daughter Amy A. Saito, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Jikoen Hongwanji Mission, 1731 N. School St. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers.

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Luree J. Hays

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Oct. 5, 2011
Luree J. Hays, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired Kamehameha Schools teacher, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Kansas City, Kan. She is survived by sister Sharon H. Marshall. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools chapel. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society, St. Francis Hospice or charity.

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Pearl Kauakaapuni Kamaunu

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Oct. 25, 2011
Pearl Kauakaapuni Kamaunu, 74, of Kailua, a Lunalilo Home Laundry Department retiree, died in Kailua. She was born in Kapahulu. She is survived by husband Matthew K. Sr.; sons Keith, Walter, Benjamin, Eric, Matthew III, Robert and Kenneth; daughters Marciann, Virginia, Elsbeth, Janille, Mariann, Merleann, Casey and Teriann; hanai sons Roland, Kerstan and Domingo; hanai daughters Jenny, Hope and Stephanie; 21 grandchildren; 10 hanai grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Hawaiian blessing: 9 a.m. Saturday at Makapuu Beach (across from Sea Life Park). Buddhist services: 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mervin L. Kawainui

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Oct. 25, 2011
Mervin L. “Unko Merv” Kawainui, 51, of Kaneohe, formerly of Papakolea, a certified fire sprinkler fitter for the State of Hawaii Local 675 and 669, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital on Hawai island. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lurline Wreath; sons Kawehi and Kawelo; daughters Kawena and Kawekiu; hanai children Debbie Gomes, Isaac and Patricia Dikilato, and Cody Hoffman; mother Alvina Puaoi; brothers Manu and Leif Mokuahi; sisters Stephanie Arakaki, Nala Palma and Nue Jerome; step-siblings Edward, George, William, Geneallan and Maryann Puaoi, Kapio Inoke and Nani Hill; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis preferred. Online condolences: www.borthwick oahu.com.

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Dorothy Yeshiko Kimura

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Oct. 21, 2011
Dorothy Yeshiko Kimura, 93, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roy J. and Brian I.; daughters Sharon K. Hirose and Nora N. Kimura; brother Masato Igarashi; sisters Peggy Fujita, Vivian Yamasaki, Eleanor Wagatsuma and Jean Deguchi; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Melvyn Mitsuo Mabe

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Nov. 3, 2011
Melvyn Mitsuo Mabe, 69, a state Department of Transportation employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Sally M., son Chris S., daughters Jerri M. and April M., sister Geraldine Beppu and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Door of Faith Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Patricia Maruta

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Oct. 15, 2011
Patricia Maruta, 67, of Kapolei, a state Department of Education school food service manager, died in Kapolei. She was born in Hono- lulu. She is survived by son John; brother Dennis Silva; sisters Charlene Barroza, Carol Silva and Marlene Phillips; and numerous hanai grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Takeshi Murakami

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Oct. 28, 2011
Takeshi “Sandy” Murakami, 89, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired barber, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Toshie Shimose and Kasumi Mura kami, and caregiver Virginia Dela Cruz. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Kent Mitsuo Nakamura

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Oct. 31, 2011
Kent Mitsuo Nakamura, 57, of Kailua, an agriculture inspector, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Catherine “Katy,” son McKenna G., daughter Kiley S., mother Sally S., brothers Chester and Harry, and sister Faye. Services held. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

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William Anthony Nobriga

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Oct. 26, 2011
William Anthony Nobriga, 74, of Kaneohe, a Hawaii Newspaper Agency photo engraver, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diana; sons Paul, Schott and James; daughter Cynthia Kock-Wahi; brothers Earl and Jerry; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaii funeralservices.com.

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Chieko Ellen Okuno

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Oct. 30, 2011
Chieko Ellen Okuno, 90, of Hilo, formerly of Los Angeles, a retired seamstress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Amy Sasaki. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Tsuyako Oshiro

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Oct. 23, 2011
Tsuyako Oshiro, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimana Beach Hotel housekeeper, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kenji “Kenneth,” Richard S., Robert Y., Alban S., Henry S., George, David N., Alwin M. and Ernest M.; sister Olivia N. Begeman; half brothers Seimo Asato, and Isamu “Richard” and Takeshi Miyashiro; half sisters Haruko Kobashigawa, Yoneko Tsuchiyama, Chiyo Goya, Fujie Murata, Emi Nomura, Sue Yoshida and Carol Yanagisawa; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Karen Keaka-Okalani Powell

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Oct. 23, 2011
Karen Keaka-Okalani Powell, 44, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Kona Community Hospital dietitian and HPM Building Supply clerk, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by son David Doria; daughter Tiare Doria; parents Lucy and Donald Oliveros; brothers John Krems and Douglas, Derwin and Abraham Chang; and sisters Mary Toledo and Donna Galigo. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sunday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Captain Cook. Services: 10 a.m.

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Young Ok Sin

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Nov. 3, 2011
Young Ok Sin, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by son Pyong Kuk Choe, daughter Hyon Cha Choe and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Dean A. Talbott

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Nov. 3, 2011
Dean A. Talbott, 70, of Wai anae, a Dalbo Trucking Co. truck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cheyenne, Wyo. He is survived by wife Kyong, daughters Linda and Loretta, sister Peggy Bachman and six grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. today at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 86-072 Farrington Highway, Waianae.

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Masue Toyama

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Oct. 16, 2011
Masue Toyama, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Gerald and Myron, daughters Mary Louise Toyama and Kathleen Shimizu, sisters Kiyoko “Kaye” and Charlotte Shimabukuro, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Matsunobu Uyehara

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Oct. 25, 2011
Matsunobu “Nobu” Uyehara Yago: Menanzatogwa, 88, of Honolulu, a self-employed optician doing business as State Optical Co. Inc., died. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Fusae, daughters Gayle M.U. Fujioka and Lynne C. Uyehara, brother Jimmy T. and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Scott Masao Watanabe

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Oct. 21, 2011
Scott Masao Watanabe, 54, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Jennifer Y. Heiser, and Shannon N. and Nicolle S. Watanabe; mother Jean N.; brothers Lyle K., Lindsey K. and Steven Y.; sister Kay K. Castro; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Marion Davis Williams

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MARION DAVIS WILLIAMS

Of Vallejo, California, formerly of Maui and Oahu, passed away October 30, 2011. Eighty-three years of age.

Preceded in death by husband, Stanley E. Williams. Survived by daughters, Belinda Cortright (Steven) and Sabrina Ruehl, by son Jefferson James Williams, by numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by sister Norma Taliaferro and brother Robert Davis.

Mrs. Williams was active in many local groups, including Girl Scouts, 4-H, YWCA, Waimanalo Council of Community Organizations, and Kaneohe Friends of the Library.

Memorial services in California; interment private.

Gerald D. Wong

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Oct. 31, 2011
Gerald D. Wong, 71, of Lakewood, N.Y., a retired captain of Honolulu Fire Department’s Rescue One and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Patty; sons Daven and Darren; daughters Stephanie Wong, and Erin M. and Nicole Lindberg-Wong; brother Lorrin; sisters Judy Wong and Beverly Engcabo; and four grandchildren. Services in New York.

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Shizue Yoshimura

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Oct. 12, 2011
Shizue Yoshimura, 98, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Nancy Ishikawa Weisner, sister Chizuko Kawatani, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elsie Yaeko Yuen

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Oct. 31, 2011
Elsie Yaeko Yuen, 71, of Honolulu died. She was born in Wai mea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Clifford, daughters Terri Fujii and Elyse Oshimo, mother Doris T. Kaneshiro, sisters Jean Oshiro and Frances Yamamoto, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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