Archive for November 9th, 2011

Concepcion Rindon Ariola

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Oct. 26, 2011
Concepcion Rindon “Connie” Ariola, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Plaza Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Marcelo Jr. and Mark, daughter Grace, brothers Eugenio and Dominador Rindon, sisters Magdalena Dumag and Isabel Infante, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Helen Nobuye Asakura

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HELEN NOBUYE ASAKURA

Chairman of the Board of Ala Moana Produce, passed away on October 28, 2011 in Honolulu where she was born on August 30, 1923.

She was the widow of the late Raymond Y. Asakura. She is survived by her sister; Mary Matteson of Bennington, Vermont and in-laws Frank Suzuki, Joyce Okimoto and Florence Okimoto, all of Honolulu.

She leaves her daughters, Ann Asakura of Honolulu and Jayne Asakura (Glenn Muramoto) of Mililani, two granddaughters who reside in Chicago, Melia Kimura (Matthew Klancnik) and Noelani Kimura (Michael Kraft) and the third granddaughter, Kulia Lehano (Leroy) who lives in Mililani. Her great-grandchildren are Dallin Lehano and Kiele Kraft. Aunty Helen also leaves many nieces and nephews and their children.

With respect for Helen’s expressed wishes, no services were held.

Moana Lynette Bacalso

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Oct. 31, 2011
Moana Lynette Bacalso, 77, of Lahaina, a Red Hill Elementary School kupuna, died in Lahaina. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Antone Jr., David, John and Steven; daughter Leimomi Bacalso-Murray; brothers Keali‘i, Frank and John Crabbe, and Richard Lauterbach; sisters Lavaina Ku and Jackie Garcia; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:
7 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Daniel Uyematsu Baron

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Oct. 31, 2011
Daniel Uyematsu Baron, 29, of Honolulu, an employee at FedEx and Honolulu Airport, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Danilo and Christine, brother Joel, sisters Helen Kado and Michelle Baron-Sarvida, and grandparents Manuel and Trinidad. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Please allow for travel time due to APEC.

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WILLIAM JAMES BARTON

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WILLIAM JAMES BARTON

William James Barton, Jr., 78, retired Bank of Hawaii Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, died October 27 following a brief illness. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, November 23, 1932, to William James and Dorcas Barton.

Bill received his BBA from the University of Michigan. He served in the United States Air Force as First Lieutenant at the end of the Korean War and in the Michigan Air National Guard as Captain. He later returned to the University of Michigan and completed an MBA.

Bill began his professional career with Comerica Bank in Detroit where he eventually served as Vice President for pension investments. He moved to Honolulu in 1981 to join Hawaiian Trust. In 1985, he made the transition to Bank of Hawaii where he was instrumental in creating the Hawaiian Tax Free Trust and the Pacific Capital Cash Assets Trust. He was a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), former trustee of the Birmingham Michigan Pension Plan, a member of the Security Analysts Society of San Francisco and the American Arbitration Association, and a fellow of the Financial Analysts Federation.

An avid runner, Bill participated in Varsity track at the University of Michigan, and was a member of Michigan’s Big Ten Championship Mile Relay Team in 1952 and 1953. He competed in trials for the 1956 U.S. Olympic track team. Bill completed 14 marathons, including seven Boston marathons, and competed in many Island relay events.

Bill will also be remembered for his love of music and travel. He was an active member of St. Clement’s church choir, and board member of the Hawaii Opera Theatre. He enjoyed annual family ski trips to Colorado and world cruises with friends.

Bill is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Barton Burgin, his hanai wife Martha Laxson, Martha’s ohana including daughters Elizabeth (Adam) Kimberly and Sarah (Andy) Maloy, and grandchildren David and Sophia Kimberly. He is preceded in death by his wife Nancy Lee Barton and son Stuart Barton.

Martha says of Bill that he was the most confident and optimistic person she has ever known.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 14 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. Gathering at 3 pm, followed by service at 4 pm. Reception “A Celebration of Life” will follow at the Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street. Valet parking will be available at the Pacific Club from 3 pm. Lei in honor of Bill are welcome at the service. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the University of Michigan Athletics Dept/Track & Field or to the Parish of St. Clement/Music program. Condolences may be offered at www.borthwickoahu.com.

Thecla Cabancala Cabigas

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Oct. 14, 2011
Thecla Cabancala “Tillie” Cabigas, 72, of Wailuku, a former receiving manager at the Salvation Army store in Kahului, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Cornelio and Jeffrey; brothers Samuel, Sergio Jr. and Francis “Tootsie” Cabanting; sisters Theresa Howard, Agnes Lashaway, Carol Taute and Becky Jacobo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Faith & Family Fellowship Church, Wailuku. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Pablo Valenzuela Chavez

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Nov. 4, 2011
Pablo Valenzuela Chavez, 80, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Nakamura Nursery retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Catanduanes, Bicol, Philippines. He is survived by wife Saturnina; sons Chris, Dante, Rudy, Efren and Tony; daughters Mercy Manaog, Yolly Macadangdang and Rowena Visaya; sisters Rosa De Mesa, Lourdes Chavez and Isabel Tejada; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Jane H.C. Chun

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Oct. 3, 2011
Jane H.C. Chun, 76, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jack U.Y.; daughters Cindy Eickhoff, Gerri Warne, Pamela Morrissey-Kaneshiro, Cora Collins and Lisa Chun; brother Lester Kam; sister Lucy Oue; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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DIANA FAIRCHILD

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DIANA FAIRCHILD

November 5, 2011 Author and early pioneer activist for airline passenger safety, died in New York City following a brief illness. She was 67. For over 20 years, Diana steadfastly advocated for passengers’ right to nontoxic conditions aboard airplanes. Her 21-year career as an international flight attendant was cut short in 1987 when she was medically grounded with injuries from unregulated pesticide spraying in aircraft cabins. In 1992, she published the best-selling book Jet Smart which exposed the previously unknown health hazards of flying and forced government mandated changes in airline policies. Diana was born in NYC in 1944. She graduated from Boston University after spending a year at the Sorbonne in Paris. She lived in Hawaii for 23 years before moving back to Manhattan in 2007. Diana was well-known for her wit, her charm and her lifetime love affair with writing books, teaching seminars and dancing the tango.

Michele Ann Fairfield

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Oct. 30, 2011
Michele Ann Fairfield, 46, of Hilo, a singer and vocalist with several musical groups, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Loma Linda, Calif. She is survived by companion Donald Bearth, sons Joel Landsborough and Kyle Cruise, mother Patrice, sister Angela Fairfield-Kinyon and two grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. Sunday at Honokohau Harbor fuel dock. Fellowship to follow at Oasis on the Point at the harbor. Casual attire.

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Takeyo I. Fujiwara

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Oct. 23, 2011
Takeyo I. Fujiwara, 96, of Ewa Beach, a retired Aina Haina Elementary School baker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by son Clifford; daughters Helen Kumashiro-Nishida and Janet Fujikawa; sisters Gladys Brown, Haruko Capewell and Tomiko Kaneko; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Glenn Hadama

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Oct. 16, 2011
Glenn Hadama, 64, of Lihue, a retired state library technician, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brother Dennis and sisters Kathleen Takenaga, Lauretta Hadama and Lisa Kiuchi. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Hongwanji Church. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

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TAKIO HARADA

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TAKIO HARADA

Age 84, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away October 16, 2011 in Honolulu. Born January 26, 1927 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. A WWII veteran serving with the 3rd Battalion 343rd Infantry Regiment. Retired meat cutter from the Schofield Commissary; and an avid golfer at the Ted Makalea Golf Course; also an auto salesman for Servco.

He is survived by son, John (Helen Chong) Harada; daughter, Amy (Lance) Okami; sister, Margaret Lee; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (November 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Tsutomu Higa

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Oct. 29, 2011
Tsutomu “Tommy” Higa, 80, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired TRW Space & Defense Sector electronic technician and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by brothers Shigeo, Toshio, Richard and Kenneth; and sisters Fusako Tamashiro and Kimiye Koide. Visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Louis Rosas Ladia

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Oct. 24, 2011
Louis Rosas Ladia, 84, of Wailuku, a retired warehouseman, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Baron, brothers Robert and Dicky Ramos, sisters Lillian Pang and Patricia Miguel, and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at King’s Cathedral Prayer Chapel, Kahului. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Darlene Ululani Keama Lee

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Nov. 4, 2011
Darlene Ululani Keama Lee, 65, of Kaneohe, a former secretary at Sutton Construction, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Michele; mother Priscilla Lowe; brothers James “Jimmy,” David, Eugene “Ke” and Dale Keama, and Robert, Stephen and Christopher Lowe; sisters Rosalie “Nani” Kahele, Marvalynn “Marve” Keama-Medeiros, Darryle Jeanne “DeeDee” Kaahanui, Daveyann “Bootsie” Howard, Layunie Matthews and Karla Lowe; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Waikalua Beach Park, Kaneohe.

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Francisco Balmores Maneja

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Oct. 26, 2011
Francisco Balmores Maneja, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Valley Isle dry cleaner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Remy A., son Virgilio A., daughter Minda M. Dacuycuy, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Philomena’s Catholic Church. Mass: 6 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mary Marcella Smith McGuigan

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Oct. 28, 2011
Mary Marcella Smith McGuigan, 79, of Lihue, a teacher and counselor in the education field in Illinois, Florida and Hawaii, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sumner, Iowa. She is survived by husband John. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Breath of Life. Celebration of life: 1 p.m.

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JOSEPH IAO OBA

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JOSEPH IAO OBA

Age 83, of Maunawili, died Oct. 26, 2011. He was born Dec. 10, 1927 in Kalihi to Saichi (Kekuewa) and Elizabeth Iao Oba.
He graduated from Iolani School where he played football for Father Bray. He played football during the late ’40s to mid ’50’s for Tommy Kaulukukui both at UH and with the Senior League of Honolulu. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning from Korea, Joe earned a BA (sociology & history) and a professional teaching certificate. He was retired from the DOE, having spent many of his 34 years teaching at Aiea Intermediate School. Joe was preceded in death by his sisters, Lucinda Edsman and Loretta Dudoit, and his first wife, Mona Travis and son, Clint Shayne Oba.
Joe is survived by wife Linda; sons, Hugh Whitford (Rosa), Saichi (Connie) and Joshua (Jen) Oba; daughters, Huellyn Whitford, Dayna Mora, Anita Kaupiko (Willy), and Dilla Oba (Jeffery Sayles); 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; sister, Emogene Martin; cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held, Nov. 12 (Saturday) at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Visitation from 1pm followed by services at 2:00pm. Burial private. Aloha attire. Free parking.

Maria Mahealani Marciel Oliveira

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Nov. 4, 2011
Maria Mahealani Marciel Oliveira, 84, of Hana, Maui, a Hotel Hana Maui retiree, died at home. She was born in Hana. She is survived by husband Joseph Jr.; sons Firmin, Frederick, Francis, James and Joseph; daughters Francine Walker, Elizabeth Lecker, Rosemary Howell and Leona Nelson; brother Francis Marciel; sisters Mary Beazley, Ellen K. Kahalehoe and Madeline Medeiros; 27 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Urn burial: 2 p.m. Saturday at Puuiki Cemetery, Hana. Floral lei only. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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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.; daughter 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Juan P. Pasion

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Oct. 24, 2011
Juan P. Pasion, 79, of Honolulu, an Oahu Construction retiree, died at home. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Estelita; son Lauro; daughters Marietta Queja, Marites Rabang, Marissa Ramones and Michelle Pasion-Murray; brother Lolito; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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DAVID RODRIGUES

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DAVID RODRIGUES

Age 80, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away October 19, 2011 in Wahiawa. He was born February 22, 1931 in Waialua, Hawaii. Retired Civil Service employee from Schofield of 38 years of service.

He is survived by wife, Lillian M. Rodrigues; sons, David (Sharlene) Rodrigues, Derek (Irina) Rodrigues; daughters, Laura (Efren Galdones) Keao, Davina Kelii, Davilyn (Ransen) Sato; sisters, Thelma (Richard) Robello, Eleanor (Ben) Saguibo, Doris (Ben) Oga; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (November 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Service/Program: 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

FAUSTINA ANDRADA RUMBAOA

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FAUSTINA ANDRADA RUMBAOA

Age 87, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away October 13, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born June 16, 1924 in #25 Dimamaga, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mililani Congregation.

She is survived by husband, Calixto B. Rumbaoa; sons, Dionicio (Magdalena) Rumbaoa, Jeremias (Juliana) Rumbaoa; daughters, Della (Michael) Kiyan, Leticia (Jacinto) Andrada; 22 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Napoleon (Patrocinia) Andrada of Philippines, Florentino (Belen) Andrada of Philippines.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (November 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (November 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MARY ANGELA (MILLER) SCIANNAMEO

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MARY ANGELA (MILLER) SCIANNAMEO

Honolulu, Hawaii, Mary Angela (Miller) Sciannameo, 62, formerly of Worcester, MA. Passed away on October 31st. Mary’s smile, beautiful face, graceful charm and welcoming
personality lit up any room she walked into. She was talented, graceful, beautiful, caring and always extremely generous. Mary leaves her devoted husband, Rocco and son, Marco, whom she adored both with all her heart. She also leaves: Brother, Larry Miller and his wife Ann of Oxford; Sisters, Tina Adams, W. Boylston, and Barbara Miller, Auburn; Sister-in-Iaws Nancy Miller, Auburn, and Vittoria Visci and husband Frank, Worcester; Brother in law: Frank Sciannameo and wife Barbara, Oxford; and nieces and nephews, she was know as “Auntie Mary” by many. Mary is predeceased by her parents Henry and Barbara Miller, and her parents in law, Mauro and Lucia Sciannameo.
Mary graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, and Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester. Mary along with husband Rocco co-founded Forever Yours Gifts, Auburn; Last Exit Boutique, and Rocco’s Clothing, both in Worcester. Mary and Rocco moved to Honolulu in 1984. Mary worked as a realtor with Dolman Associates, and as an interior designer and sales associate with Interior Design both of Honolulu, HI.
Mass to be celebrated on Sunday, November 13th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 9:00 AM. Mary’s cremation will be held privately in Honolulu, Hawaii, Borthwick Mortuary assisted in the arrangements. Donations may be made in Mary’s name to “Holy Trinity” church; 5919 Kalanianaole Highway; Honolulu, HI 96825, or to a favorite charity.

Siisiiae Galu Senituri

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Oct. 18, 2011
Siisiiae Galu Senituri, 47, of Kailua-Kona, a Starkist Tuna quality control inspector, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Poleki Mase; son Donny Aveai; daughters Penina Afoa, Fiaoo Matapula and Donna Mase; brothers Poloma Semau and Senituri Senituri Jr.; sisters Lilia Gray, Valelia Senituri and Gwendolyn Ruiz; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Nazarene, Palani Road, Kealakehe, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Ziona Church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Julian Sajor Somoba

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Oct. 24, 2011
Julian Sajor Somoba, 87, of Kaneohe, a meat cutter at Foodland, Windward City, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Herminia “Mining,” sons Alexander “Alex” and Matthew “Matt,” daughter Nuevarene “Vane,” brother Simeon, sister Dionicia S. Sajor and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Eulogy: 11:15 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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