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Caylee Marlisa Guilliana Preston Akana

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Nov. 9, 2011
Caylee Marlisa Guilliana Pres-ton Akana, also known as “Bug” and “Sugar Booger,” infant daughter of Craig Akana of Oahu and Christal P. Letizia of Kurtistown, Hawaii, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is also survived by brother Joshua Preston; sisters Taylor Ronolo and Kanela C. Akana; and grandparents Mike and Tamara Kakazu, Harvey and Teri Preston, and Danny and Sharon Akana. Celebration of life at noon Tuesday at Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Casual attire.

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TERESA CIEGO BAUTISTA

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TERESA CIEGO BAUTISTA

Age 71, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away November 6, 2011 in Honolulu. Born February 14, 1940 in Samar, Philippines. Teresa was employed by MGM Resort International in Las Vegas.

She is survived by husband, Ignacio Bautista, Jr. of NV; son, Constantine Bautista of NV; daughters, Cristina (Noel) Gonzales, Cynthia (Mark) Young, Caroline Bautista; sisters, Myrna Fetizan of Philippines, Pacita Chen of NV
Antonia Balulao of Philippines, Carol Dunbar of Australia; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (November 21) at Star of the Sea Catholic Church; (4469 Malia St., Honolulu) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Anne Sinclair Knudsen Bill

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Nov. 11, 2011
Anne Sinclair Knudsen “Sinc” Bill, 71, of Koloa, Kauai, a tennis player, tennis coach and tennis teacher, died at home. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Michael, six children, brother Eric L. Knudsen and six grandchildren. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to The Muriel Osborne Hawaii Tennis Fund, care of Hawaii Community Foundation, 4139 Hardy St., Lihue, HI 96766, to the attention of Darcie Yukimura.

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Lois Ann Bragdon

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Nov. 8, 2011
Lois Ann Bragdon, 69, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker and Worldwide Realty Inc. office manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kansas City, Kan. She is survived by husband Jerry, sons Kenneth and Keith, mother Edna Miller and sister Shirley Mansfield. Private services.

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Un Suk Chon

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Nov. 7, 2011
Un Suk Chon, 91, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by niece Hannah Jung. Private services.

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Rudy Choy

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Sept. 13, 2011
Rudy Choy, 88, of Honolulu, who helped pioneer the modern catamaran, assisted in the design of the Hokule‘a and popularized the tour boat business in Hawaii, will be
remembered in a celebration of life from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at Outrigger Canoe Club, 2909 Kalakaua Ave. He was also an Air Force veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Barry, daughter Robin and three grandchildren. Reception: 8 a.m. Services: 8:15 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Additional information for a story obituary published Sept. 24.

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Geraldine Aea Clark

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Oct. 27, 2011
Geraldine Aea Clark, 88, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rudolph, son Rodney Tai and sister Irene Kau. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Hook Chu Cemetery, 2209 Pauoa Road.

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Renato Costales

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Aug. 20, 2011
Renato “Richard” Costales, 72, of Gilroy, Calif., formerly of Waipahu, an Air Force veteran, died in Gilroy. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Cheryl; daughters Ginna Raahauge and Gillienne and Courtney Costales; brothers Genaro and Joseph Costales, and Tommy Thompson; sisters Francis Viloria, Betty Cambia, Josephine Bautista, Bonnie Rivera, Kathy and Dorothy Thompson and Alexis Stern; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Mass: 9:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Modesta Benitez Domingo

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Nov. 1, 2011
Modesta Benitez “Moding” Domingo, 88, of Kualapuu, Molokai, died in Kapolei. She was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jeremias, sons Rudolfo “Rudy,” Oliver, Abraham and Gerald and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Kalanianaole Hall in Coconut Grove, Molokai. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaakea Cemetery in Kaunakakai. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Aniceta Tabieros Eligio

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Nov. 7, 2011
Aniceta Tabieros Eligio, 78, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Pedro Sr.; sons Mario, Carl, Domingo, Pablo, Pedro Jr. and Stephen; daughter Myrna; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Linda Kay Garibay

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Nov. 8, 2011
Linda Kay “Pete” Garibay, 61, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Life Care Center of Hilo nurse, died at home. She was born in Clinton, Mich. She is survived by husband Roger; daughters Cheryl Taylor, Stacie L. and Delsey K. Clift, Amy R. Majamay, Shannon M. Clift-Ubedei, Chelsey Crabb and Shawndie Gamble; brother Terry David; sister Connie Johnson; 25 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation:
8 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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RICHARD TAKAYUKI HIRATA

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RICHARD TAKAYUKI HIRATA

Age 77, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 19, 2011 in Waipahu. Born September 15, 1934 in Ewa, Hawaii. A volunteer and active member of Hawaii’s Plantation Village, and a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by wife, Marlene Hirata; sons, Lance Hirata, Dean (Michele) Hirata; daughter, Susan (Gabriel) Wai; brother, Mamoru Hirata; sister, Beatrice Hoshino; 6 grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday (Nov. 21) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Robin Isais

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Oct. 15, 2011
Robin Isais, 45, of Honolulu, an electrician and Christmas lights installer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Victorville, Calif. He is survived by mother Judy Keniston and sisters Corrie and Heidi. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in Waikiki at the banyan tree next to the hula stage. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested for the chaplain at the services.

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George Perreira Borges Jr.

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Nov. 7, 2011
George Perreira “Uncle Sonny” Borges Jr., 77, of Waianae, a welder and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Harry “Chubby.” Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Charles Ray Malone Jr.

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Nov. 4, 2011
Charles Ray Malone Jr., 52, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by aunts Juanita Ruis and Kathleen Brilhante and numerous cousins. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Yung Ai Kim

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Nov. 3, 2011
Yung Ai Kim, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Virginia. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by sons Jong Soo and Mung Su Park, daughters Kelly Reynolds, Kui-Ok Thatcher, Yoshiko Fukuyama and Kui-Heui Medcalf and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Jesus Christ Mission Church, 1420 Palama St. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Miriam C. Lau

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Nov. 4, 2011
Miriam C. Lau, 91, of Honolulu, a retired C.S. Wo executive, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Robert and James Wo, and sister Winifred Chock. Private services.

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Molly Ing Louis

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Nov. 3, 2011
Molly Ing Louis, 85, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. She is survived by sons Stanley, Richard and James, sister Geraldine Young and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Arno L. Martin

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Nov. 11, 2011
Arno L. Martin, 87, of Waianae, a retired general foreman in the electrical shop at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Ironto, Va. He is survived by sons Gary and Greg, daughter Debra Christensen, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Aiea Methodist Church. Services: 10:45 a.m. Graveside services: 2 p.m at Nuuanu Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Takeshi Momii

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Nov. 5, 2011
Takeshi Momii, 92, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hisako, son Wayne, daughter Janice Sora and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Ilima Kau‘i Murin

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Nov. 13, 2011
Ilima Kau‘i Murin, 89, of Hawaii Kai, a former Honolulu Symphony sales associate, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stephen T.; sons Thomas and Robert Foglesong, and Everette Hopper; daughters Sue Brimeyer, Barbara Paet and LeeAnn Anies; sister Katherine Wilson; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 2062 S. King St.

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Charles Wilfred Poast

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Nov. 13. 2011
Charles Wilfred “Chuck” Poast, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Kamehameha Schools teacher and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Germantown, Ohio. He is survived by nephew John and nieces Jean Crampon and Samalea Stack. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Arcadia Retirement Residence Chapel. Private inurnment. Donations suggested to Parkinson Research Foundation.

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JOSEPH “JOE” M. POOLE

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JOSEPH “JOE” M. POOLE

Age 81, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away October 22, 2011 in Waianae. Born March 3, 1930 in Chillicoethe, Ohio. A retired Marine, and a Korean War veteran. He worked for the Lualualei Commissary, Waianae; retired from the Schofield Barracks Commissary, Wahiawa. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret.

He is survived by son, Darrell (Jody) Poole; daughters, Roberta Kyle, Debra (Richard) Sabin, Cheryl Poole & Ryan Choi, Linda Poole & Rick Lagmay, Janice (Jason) Mantanona; brothers, Travis Poole, Lamond Poole, Roger Poole, Shelby Poole, Delbert Poole, Avadore Poole; sisters, Priscilla Poole, Judy Rhodes; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (Nov. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers Welcome.

COLLEEN MORROW ROMANEK

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COLLEEN MORROW ROMANEK

Colleen “Sugar” Morrow Romanek died Friday, November 11th at the age of 84. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her three loving children at Kahala Nui in Honolulu.

Sugar was born in Oakland, California on August 12, 1927 and moved to Honolulu shortly afterwards. She attended Washington Elementary School and Punahou. She left Hawaii to attend Finch College in New York City where she met her first husband, Richard “Dick” Morrow who was a student and football player at Yale University. They fell in love and married shortly after graduation from college.

DIck worked for Hercules Powder Company, and his job took them to Oregon, Kansas, New York and ultimately Wilmington, Delaware where they settled and raised three children.

After Dick’s death in 1984, Sugar moved back to Honolulu to help care for her aging parents, Haydn and Lois Phillips. Haydn was a well-known architect in the islands responsible for the design of many prestigious homes in Kahala and Waialae Iki, as well as the Orvis Auditorium at the University of Hawaii. Lois was well known for her charity work with the Festival of Trees, a fifty year tradition benefitting Queen’s Hospital.

After resuming an active social life at the Outrigger Canoe Club, Sugar met her second husband, Henry Romanek, a retired Army Colonel. They were married and spent ten happy years together until Henry’s death in 2008.

Sugar moved to Kahala Nui just before Henry’s passing, and resided in the independent living facility for nearly four years. She made many new friends there, and reacquainted herself with old friends from her youth. She will always be remembered as a cheerful and friendly woman who enjoyed her evening cocktail!

Sugar is survived by her three children: Gary Morrow of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Grant Morrow of Honolulu, and Patricia Morrow McLoughlin of Manhattan Beach, California. She is also survived by her beloved niece, Randy Silleck Conway of Honolulu, and her nephew Haydn Silleck of Boulder, Colorado. Sugar had three grandchildren, Erin, Ian and Gabriella, all residing in California.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Sugar’s favorite charity, the Hawaii Humane Society. The family would love to hear from any and all who knew Sugar, please send email correspondence to: sugarsfamily@grantmorrow.com Aloha Mom! We love you!

Carma Joan Douglas Saito

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CARMA JOAN DOUGLAS SAITO
March 2, 1937 –
September 14, 2011

Born in Honolulu, HI, raised in Wahiawa and Kailua beachside while it was still country. Evacuated on the Lurline during WWII to California and Illinois with her mother and brother. After returning to Hawaii, she graduated from Punahou School, class of 1955, and attended the University of Colorado. She was a Stewardess for United Airlines, and worked for the Bishop National Bank in Honolulu before marrying and moving to Alamo, California for 23 years. There she raised her cherished daughters, Lani and Lesley Williamson. She returned to Hawaii, worked for many years for Liberty House, and married her husband of 29 years, Kenneth Saito.

She loved her home, her cats, and her gardens, especially her orchids, and could make anything grow. She was charmingly feisty in character and willing to try anything, but she will have to come back to learn to drive with a stick shift and clutch. Aloha Carma, we are all going to miss you deeply.

Carma is survived by husband Kenneth K. Saito, mother Norma Briner, daughter Lani Williamson (Dan) Roach, brothers Stanford (Valerie) Douglas and Daniel (Marjorie) Briner, step daughter Jayne (Curtis) Takahama, grandchildren Danielle and Ray Roach, Nicolas Del Buono, and Bryce and Evan Takahama. She was preceded in death by her father Stanley Douglas, step father Howard Briner, and daughter Lesley Williamson Del Buono.

Carlina M. Shuman

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Nov. 8, 2011
Carlina M. Shuman, 53, of Waipahu, a Honowai Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Stephen Mintac, mother Carmen Mintac, brothers Julio and Manuel Mintac and sister Sylvia Olande. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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EARL JAMES ROOT, SR.

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EARL JAMES
ROOT, SR.

91, of Pearl City passed away at home on November 06, 2011. Born March 23, 1920. A WWII veteran, Korean War Veteran and 6th Marines. He is survived by his son, Earl J. Root, Jr. Inurnment service scheduled for Monday, November 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific – Punchbowl.

Joseph Hauoli Wong

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Nov. 4, 2011
Joseph Hauoli “Joe” Wong, 65, of Waimanalo, a retired Honolulu firefighter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joseph H.L.; daughters Janelle Wong, Sarah K. Laufili and Brandi Kamakea; former wife Georgia O.; brothers Anthony Jr., Garrett, Clinton and Scott; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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