Archive for November 13th, 2011

LEIGHTON ANDERSON

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LEIGHTON ANDERSON

80, Kaneohe, passed away on Nov 4, 2011. Born in Honolulu on 3/18/1931, son of the late Gus & Lorita Anderson. He is survived by his wife Lila Mary; brothers, Leslie & Duane; sister, Sandra; sons, Leith & Lance; daughters, Lynne, Lei, Lesley; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Leighton served in the US Marine Corp, Honolulu Police Dept with 30 years of service, Federal Courthouse, and Dept of Defense before his final retirement. Service information at Borthwick Mortuary, (808) 522-5200; www.borthwick oahu.com

Gladys Alice Enriques Black

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Nov. 4, 2011
Gladys Alice Enriques Black, 87, of San Jose, Calif., died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clifton and Karl; daughter Marleen Bush; brothers Wayne, George, Ken, Rodney and Larry Enriques; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to The Home Front Cares, P.O. Box 38516, Colorado Springs, CO 80937-8516.

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ALFREDO BERMUDEZ CALDERON

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ALFREDO BERMUDEZ CALDERON

Age 88, of Honolulu, passed away October 17, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born January 12, 1923 in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from the Pacific Beach Hotel and Moana Surfrider Hotel.

He is survived by wife, Regina Alcantara Calderon; sons, Henri (Lina) Calderon, Philip (Ofarma) Calderon, Alfredo (Devy) Calderon, Jr., Jose Calderon; daughters, Lety (Sonny) Pajela, Narcisa (Chris) Bustamante, Aurora (Joe) Ignacio, Ely Calderon, Elvie (Tony) Cariaga, Em Calderon; sister, Christita Ancheta; grandchildren: 26; great-grandchildren: 44.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday 11/17 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday 11/18 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 712 N School St., Mass 11 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

MARIA ROEHRIG CHERNIN

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MARIA ROEHRIG CHERNIN

Maria Roehrig Chernin , 74, of Inverness, California died November 7, 2011, at her residence , after a long illness. She was born November 16, 1937 and grew up in Honolulu. She attended Punahou School where she was a cheer leader. She spent many years in the visitor industry with Island Holidays.

Friends may call at 10: A.M. on November 19th, 2011 at the Oahu Country Club in Honolulu for a celebration of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Elliott Chernin, her sisters, Roberta (Jim) Kennedy of Portland and, Jill (John) Olson of Kona; brothers, Stanley (Jan) Roehrig of Hilo and Kit (Wendi) Roehrig of Kamuela; and numerous nieces and nephews.

DOLORES M. ESTEBAN

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DOLORES M. ESTEBAN

Age 78, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away October 23, 2011 in Waialua. Born December 11, 1932 in Buffalo, New York.

She is survived by husband, Carlos Esteban; daughters, Carol Day, Kathy Esteban, Cynthia Esteban, Sandra “Sam” (Larry) Morris; brothers, Richard Booth, Robert Booth; sisters, Shirley (Paul) Waldmiller, Diane (Bert) Shorts; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (November 16) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SUSAN MCGOVNEY HANSEN

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SUSAN MCGOVNEY HANSEN

Susan McGovney Hansen, age 78, passed away in Honolulu on October 22, 2011 surrounded by family. She was a loving mother and gifted artist. Born in Southern California, Susan spent most of her adult life in Lanikai raising three children and working in her Keolamau Studio. Her art is spread throughout the islands and across the world.
She is survived by son Michael (Jacquelyn) Hansen, daughters Kathy (Lyle) Galdeira and Patricia (Oscar) Demasi, sisters Anne M. Brown and Meredith Kaplan, and five grandchildren (Kyle, Emma, Robert, Michael and Angelina).
A private celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Donations in her honor may be made to Honolulu Academy of Arts.

DEAN M. HARVEY

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DEAN M. HARVEY
Aug. 04, 1964 – Oct 26, 2011

Dean Harvey, 47, peacefully transitioned from his family’s loving embrace into the arms of God in heaven at his home in Tigard, Oregon. Dean passed away from the very rare brain illness, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

A native of Oahu, Hawaii, Dean graduated from Kamehameha High School and then attended Southern California College in Costa Mesa, Calif., where he received his Bachelors degree in marketing and management. He was an amazing athlete, and sports were his life’s passion. He played basketball, football and baseball in high school, but baseball was his true love. Dean played baseball at Southern California College, where his team finished fourth in the 1985 College World Series and then later was inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame. Dean also played semi-pro baseball for a short period. Later in life, Dean became an avid golfer, and it quickly became his favorite participant sport.

Dean lived his passion everyday, choosing a career in the Sporting Goods Industry that spanned 22 years. He worked at Nike, Inc., a company he loved, for the last 15 years in a variety of management roles that allowed him to travel the world, work closely with world-class athletes and be a primary contributor to the start of both the equipment and golf businesses. Dean’s career with Nike also provided an opportunity for he and his family to live in Tokyo, Japan where he managed Nike Golf for four years.

Dean was a man of deep and unwavering faith who loved his family beyond measure. Through his huge smile, warm heart and genuine caring nature, Dean had the unique ability to make everyone he came in contact with feel special. He was a man with strong values, integrity and an amazing inner strength. He had a unique combination of being very competitive and putting all he had into everything he did. At the same time, he was extraordinarily generous and kind hearted. Dean had a passion and enthusiasm for life that was as contagious as his laughter.

Remaining to carry forward Dean’s amazing spirit are his wife and best friend, Kathi; their precious children, Dylan Malia and Justin; paternal grandmother, Polita Clark; his loving parents, Sam and Judy Harvey; sister, Lisa Keamo (Lawrence); brother, Duane Harvey (Muenca); and his numerous extended family and dear friends who have been such an amazing source of love and support throughout this journey.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, HI 96814. Visitation will begin at 4:30p.m. and the service will start at 5:30p.m.

In lieu of flowers, for those who desire to make memorial donations, an education fund has been established for Dylan & Justin. Payable to: The Dean Harvey Fund, First Tech Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 60057, City of Industry, CA 91716. Ref. Acct. #9304451398.

Dorothy Agnes Jeremiah

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Oct. 27, 2011
Dorothy Agnes Jeremiah, 93, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alfred, daughters Diana Rittmeister and Mardell Manzano, hanai son Jeptha Eddy, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Felix Baxa Acio Jr.

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Oct. 21, 2011
Felix Baxa Acio Jr., 59, of Waipahu, a Moana Surfrider Hotel employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Cecilia Ramoran; daughters Floridel and Mirriam Ramoran; brothers Enrico B. and Rodrigo; sisters Enrica Asio, Teresita Quibol, Ardelina Molina and Crisanta Tomas; companion and caregiver Castora Fiesta; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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ANGELINE “ANGIE” ANTONIO ANDRADA KAHO’ONEI

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IN LOVING MEMORY
ANGELINE
“ANGIE” ANTONIO
ANDRADA KAHO’ONEI
January 15, 1940 – November 13, 2010
We Miss your Smile
We Miss Your Laugh
We Love You and Miss You Much
Always and Forever
Love your Luv Jon Jon,
Your Sons John Boy, Nikko and Joe Boy
Your Loving ‘Ohana
Aloha Ke Akua

Francis Kiyoshi Kawahara

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Nov. 2, 2011
Francis Kiyoshi Kawahara, 61, of Waipahu, an Air National Guard retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn R.; mother Peggy C.; and brothers Bert, Dennis and Brian. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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JUAN ULAY LAFORGA

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JUAN ULAY LAFORGA

Age 98, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 17, 2011 in Waipahu. Born July 4, 1913 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by son, Danny (Flora) Laforga; daughters, Flora (Jaime) Agbayani, Rosita Laforga, Warlita (Andres) Radona; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 17) at St. Joseph Catholic Church 94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Lum Nip Leong

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LUM NIP LEONG

Age 87, of Honolulu passed away peacefully on October 19, 2011. Born September 21, 1924 in Zhongshan, Lung Ngit Tou Village, China. Immigrated to Hawaii in 1950. Worked as a cook for P.Y. Chong. Held numerous jobs before retiring as a carpenter with Hawaiian Dredging Co. After retirement, worked for See Dai Doo Society. Past Officer of Chinese Physical Culture Assn (Pres), HooChoSha (Pres), See Dai Doo Society, Kwangtung Comm Honolulu Lin Yee Hui, Chung Shan Assn-HI, Chee Kung Tong, Chinese-English Debate Society, and United Chinese Society (Trustee).

Survived by wife, Betty K.O. Chun, son Colin K.W., daughter Wendy M.N. (Creighton Mow); brothers Lum Gwung & Cliff J.S. Soon; grandchildren Kimberly-Ann, Chelsie-Ann, Brandon, & Leighton Mow; & numerous nieces and nephews.

Taoist Service Sunday, November 20, 2011. Visitation: 9:30am – 12:30pm. at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial to follow. Online condolences can be made at: www.dignitymemorial.com

JAYNE FUSAKO MIHO

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JAYNE FUSAKO MIHO

92, of Honolulu, a former owner and principal of Jayne Miho’s Style Center, died November 5, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center after a brief illness.

A beloved mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, and aunt, Jayne was a very modern Japanese American woman, one who had built an uncommon legacy amongst her generation. For nearly half a century, Jayne pursued her passion for the art of fashion and established herself as one of the state’s premier fashion designers, designing clothing for such dignitaries as Claire Booth Luce and several First Ladies of Hawaii.

Jayne was preceded in death by husband, Katsuro Miho, son, David Miho and grandson Ross Katsuro Miho. She is survived by her son, Jon (Pam) Miho; granddaughter, Paige Miho of Honolulu; grandsons Jon D. Miho and Michael Miho of Portland, Oregon; and great-grandchildren, Heather and Ross.

Private services were held on Saturday.

RICHARD HIROSHI NAKANISHI

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RICHARD HIROSHI NAKANISHI
January 25, 1938
-October 14, 2011

Rick “Pepe” Nakanishi peacefully went home to meet Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on the 14th of October 2011, in Everett, Washington. He leaves behind a beloved wife of 47 years, Doris; son, Dean; daughter-in-law, Staci; and his beloved grandchildren: Elias, James, and Caitlyn. Richard was born in Hilo, Hawaii to Charles and Kiyomi Nakanishi. He grew up in Mt. View, HI and graduated from Hilo High School in 1956. After graduating from the University of Hawaii he received a direct commission into the US Army as a Medical Technologist and would receive an honorable discharge in 1963 as 1st Lieutenant. He and Doris Asato were married in 1964 in Hawaii. They moved to the California Bay Area where he worked at Stanford Hospital and United Airlines in the medical laboratory field. He also opened and operated a plant tissue culture lab in San Mateo. He had longstanding relationships with the Japanese American Citizen’s League (of which he served as president); the San Mateo Fishing Club; and Sturge Presbyterian Church. He will be fondly remembered for his giant pumpkins, his fishing adventures, his ukulele, his historical writings, his warm genuine smile, and his strong faith. He is loved and will be missed by many. He was laid to rest at Punchbowl National Cemetery. Memorial Service will be at Honolulu Christian Church (2207 Oahu Avenue) on November 19th at 11AM. Casual attire. No Flowers Please. Mahalo.

Maria Trinidad Paras

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Oct. 28, 2011
Maria Trinidad Paras, 82 ,of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Orlando and Joseph; daughters Brigida McGarry and Yolanda Paras; brother Joe Salazar; sisters Enrica Yabut, Corazon Alimurung, Erlinda Supan and Angela Tuazon; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Walter Correa Sr.

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Nov. 3, 2011
Walter “Kinky” Correa Sr., 93, of Wailuku, a retired state Department of Transportation supervisor and an Army National Guard veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Walter Jr. and Glen, brothers Frank and Gilbert, sister Constance Mathias and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Benjamin R. Tolentino

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Oct. 30, 2011
Benjamin R. Tolentino, 97, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Angadanan, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by sons Randolph and Roland, and daughter Christine. Private services.

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DIANE EVETTE UEHARA

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DIANE EVETTE UEHARA

Diane Evette Uehara, the most beautiful, brown-eyed girl was born to Patsy Fusae Yasuda and Richard Kokichi Uehara in Honolulu February 2, 1944.

Diane was the first of 3 girls. She spoke of her childhood fondly, about carefree times in Chinatown on Buckle Lane. Her mother was a waitress and her father a chef so she often missed them, particularly on holidays. Dad’s parents lived next door so she grew up with Okinawan traditions. Young Diane demanded fish when neighbors invited her for dinner.

Diane was shy but blessed with a delightful, youthful spirit and a most caring nature. After high school she was interested in physical therapy but started nursing school instead as she wasn’t ready to leave Hawaii. Plans changed after marriage and she began studying ceramics. Later she divorced and ultimately received her Masters in Fine Arts from UH.

Diane operated a pottery studio at The Foundry in Waikiki for years and many attended her classes at the YWCA. Diane’s jobs included selling sea shells by the seashore, vacuuming bugs out of pineapples and working at Cane Haul Road. For 23 years she sold classified ads for HNA where she met many friends and joined a canoe club.

Diane moved from Aiea to Everett, WA 10 years ago. She loved exploring Seattle’s vibrant arts community. Pursuing both her passion for cooking and for creating art by hand, she graduated from South Seattle’s Pastry & Specialty Baking College. She was a pastry chef until diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2006, at which point she retired.

Given only months to live, Diane surprised everyone by responding well to numerous treatments for several years. She had a zest for life and so loved exploring the mainland and learning new things. She traveled extensively and was thrilled to make her dream trip to Japan and Korea.

This last year she focused on friends and family and her final 2 trips to Oahu. She showered us with love and we did everything to keep her happy, comfortable and surrounded by love and affection. She died at home in Everett, WA.

Diane is survived by her life partner, Ronnie Armstrong; her father, Richard Uehara; her sister, Karen Inn; her nieces, Denise Nakasone and Geri Lee Rita; her half-brother, Arick Emoto and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Her Aunties, Nancy Hagiwara and Sally Shimabukuro, were especially close to her. Diane was preceded in death by her mother, Patsy Yasuda Emoto, and her sister, Paulette Embury.

Diane received extraordinary care from Howard West, MD, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Donations in her honor may be made to his nonprofit educational entity for lung cancer: GRACE, 4616 25th Ave. NE, #300, Seattle, WA 98105-4183.

Please visit the memorial website: www.forevermissed.com/ diane_uehara

Visitation 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Service at 5:00 pm. Aloha attire. Bring stories and pictures to share.

EARL MITSUO USHIJIMA

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EARL MITSUO USHIJIMA

73, of Honolulu died November 1, 2011 in Honolulu. He was born August 15, 1938 in Hilo, Hawaii. Earl was a personnel administrator at Global Associates and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

He was predeceased by his parents, Sakae and Satsuki Ushijima and brother, Charles. Earl is survived by wife, Jane; son, Colin; daughter, Gail (Mark) Shirakata; two grandchildren, Jake and Jada Shirakata; brothers, Ronald (Agnes) and Gerald (Linda); sister, Eleanor Hirano & sister-in-law, Rachel, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 5 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 16) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary in Honolulu, Memorial service: 6 p.m. Committal service: 11:30 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 18) at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran