Archive for November 21st, 2011

Kimie Akiyama

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Oct. 15, 2011
Kimie Akiyama, 91, of Hilo, a retired florist, died in Hilo. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gerald; daughter Irene Yamamoto; brothers Roy, Tommy, Iwao and Masato Shimizu; sisters Edith Booth and Ethel Chang; caregiver Gloria Inocencio; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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William Isaac Alvey

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Oct. 29, 2011
William Isaac Alvey, 85, of Honolulu, a retired printer at The Honolulu Advertiser and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Payna, Ill. He is survived by son Tracy I., daughter Tami L. Lum and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Elizabeth Ann Besenbruch

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Nov. 2, 2011
Elizabeth Ann Besenbruch, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker and Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal translator, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Jackson, Ohio. She is survived by husband Max L., son Peter, daughter Helen and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral Music Fund.

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Carleen Kehaulani Mortensen Birnie

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Nov. 15, 2011
Carleen Kehaulani Mortensen Birnie, 71, of Kailua, a retired Realtor, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ian, son Alan K., daughter Kim K., brothers Hadrian B.K. and Hughland A.A. Achong, sisters Alfrieda K. Achong and Joycelyn M. Sheely, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at 1127 Mokulua Drive, Lanikai. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

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Erenna Chesebro

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Nov. 13, 2011
Erenna Chesebro, 65, of Hilo, a retired bartender, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John K.; sons John K. III, JaceKevi M. and Chandon KK; daughter Jayreen M.; hanai daughters Trina D. and Doreas Grace P. Grube; brothers Alika K. III, Revelation M., Titus Kevin K., Brian Keith K., Lamentations A. and PsalmsDannyThomas K. Kalauli; sister Patlynn Elizabeth P. Kalauli; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m.

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CLARENCE WRIGHT COULBOURNE

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CLARENCE WRIGHT COULBOURNE
January 18, 1918
-November 21, 2010

Daddy, it has been a long year since you have left and I know that heaven is a much better place now. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think or talk about you often. You always had my back. You are my rock, my mentor, my friend and my hero and I can only hope to become a man as great as you. I take comfort in knowing that you and Mommy are back together again eternally. I love youMark

Rodrigo Ganio Diamsay

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Oct. 19, 2011
Rodrigo Ganio Diamsay, also known as “Rudy” and “Rodring,” 74, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. laborer, died in Aiea. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Luzviminda B., sons Rodante and Raymond, daughter Luzvilla Pestana, mother Visitacion Duropan, brothers Ray and Ruben Duropan, sister Rosalia Balino and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Melita Enriquez

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Nov. 17, 2011
Melita Enriquez, 85, of Hilo died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Viborg, Finland. She is survived by son Arthur “Bird,” daughter Ilona Helliangao, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Allen Mitsuru Fujinaga

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Oct. 17, 2011
Allen Mitsuru Fujinaga, 101, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, a retired Laupahoehoe High School teacher, died in Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Edwin M., Glen S. and Morris N.; daughter Ellen S. Maeda; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Oito Fujioka

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Nov. 11, 2011
Oito Fujioka, 97, of Hilo, formerly of Piihonua, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Lionel; brother Takeo Seo; sisters Toshie Yamamoto, Yukiko Mura≠kami and Masayo Hamora; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Fusae Fujise

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Oct. 24, 2011
Fusae Fujise, 90, of Honolulu died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ben B., son Alan H., daughter Alison Shigekuni, brother James Tanaka, sister Janet Matsu≠moto and two grandchildren. Private services.

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HARRY TAKEMI FUKUYAMA

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HARRY TAKEMI FUKUYAMA

Harry Takemi Fukuyama, 88, of Honolulu passed away peacefully on November 3, 2011. Born in Honolulu on February 24, 1923, he worked as a carpenter and later a business agent for the Carpenters Union Local 745.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Edith of 65 years; daughters Diana (Barney) Ige, Sandra (Orin) Gima, and Ellen (Brian) Murakami; grand-children Darren (Cheryl) and Brandon Ige, Lorin (Lorene), Christopher and Kelli Gima, Brianne (Kevin) Enomoto and Ryan Murakami; and great-grandchild Cailin Gima.

Harry shared many wonderful years with his family and friends. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by all.

Private services were held.

Apolonia Severino Gorospe

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Oct. 21, 2011
Apolonia Severino “Polon” Gorospe, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Rey, daughter Perlita Rebibis, 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Ken Harimoto

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Nov. 8, 2011
Ken Harimoto, 69, of Honolulu, a self-employed attorney, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono≠lulu. He is survived by son Ryan; daughter Lauren Yee; brothers Nathan, Craig and Scott; sister Linda Tam; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yoshiko Nishikuni Higashi

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Nov. 10, 2011
Yoshiko Nishikuni “Diane” Higa≠shi, 97, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Myron and Raymond, daughter Joyce Garrigus, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Private burial. No flowers or wreaths.

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Susan Chiemi Nakamoto Jenkins

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Nov. 18, 2011
Susan Chiemi Nakamoto Jenkins, 40, of Kailua, a pediatric nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by husband Randall; sons Miles, Hayden and Calvin; mother June Morfit; and sisters Sharleen Lavine and Lorna Asami. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

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Abraham Puaoliwa Kanehe

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Nov. 9, 2011
Abraham Puaoliwa Kanehe, 90, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Construction & Draying ready-mix driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by hanai son Salvatore Jordano Sr.; daughters Josephine Kozuki and Melva K. and Koleen K. Kanehe; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Ronald Tetsuo Kanno

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Oct. 24, 2011
Ronald Tetsuo “Ron” Kanno, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Universal Electric foreman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Rose T., son Lester, daughters Kathryn Wata≠nabe and Faith Tom, sisters Violet Monkawa and Thelma Fukuyama, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Stanley Sung Dai Kim

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Oct. 11, 2011
Stanley Sung Dai Kim, 84, of Kailua, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Stanley Jr. and Paul; daughters Rocky Cambra, Sandy Cabral and Stacey Smith; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua of Kailua. Mass: 10 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Martha Henna Lee

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Oct. 15, 2011
Martha Henna Lee, 85, of Hono≠lulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard clerk typist, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Edward, daughters Leona Hongo and Lynnette Louis, brother Tom Henna, sister Bernice Salvador and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Leonard Wayne Medeiros

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Nov. 17, 2011
Leonard Wayne Medeiros, 68, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a carpenter at Matsunaga Construction and Kauai Builders, and a Kauai County retiree, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Marcelina “Marcie”; son Michael; daughter Kerri; stepsons Michael, Dennis and Lawrence Samante; stepdaughters Geri Green, Sharon Martin and Doreen and Harmony Samante; brother John Jr.; sisters Gwen Carveiro, Carol DePonte and Kathleen Langtad; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Doris Yoshiko Nishimura

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Nov. 1, 2011
Doris Yoshiko Nishimura, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Maunalani Nursing Center diet kitchen supervisor, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ivan; sons Stanley, Keith and Glenn; daughter La Vern Kumai; and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Kiyoko Okunami

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Oct. 29, 2011
Kiyoko Okunami, 95, of Waimea, Hawaii, a housekeeper, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Umikoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kenneth S., Herbert Y. and Lester S.; daughters Yoshie O. Chun, Sharon F. Yamasaki and Linda M. Whitcomb; 21 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Hatsume Oyama

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Nov. 11, 2011
Hatsume Oyama, 96, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a coffee farmer, died at home. She was born in Honalo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Stanley, daughters Mildred Shimakura and Jane Chang, sister Alice Kono and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. Dec. 3 at Keauhou Beach Resort, 78-6740 Alii Drive, Keauhou, Hawaii. RSVP to Mildred or Henry Shimakura at 328-2365 for final arrangements.

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ELAINE SUENO PAVEY

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ELAINE SUENO PAVEY

Age 73, of Corte Madera, California, passed away on November 11, 2011, in Kaiser Foundation Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she retired as a secretary for the Trust Real Estate Department, Sumitomo Bank of San Francisco. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Pavey, she is survived by her stepson, Peter A. Pavey and his spouse, Tony Miller; step-daughter, Pam and her husband, Tom Nowell; four step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; brothers, Chosaburo (Sue) and Douglas K. (Trung) Arai; sisters, Ethel T. Eshima, Saki (Albert) Uyechi and Shinno Kobayashi. Private services to be held at a later date.

Elaine Sueno Pavey

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Nov. 11, 2011
Elaine Sueno Pavey, 83, of Corte Madera, Calif., a retired secretary at Sumitomo Bank of San Francisco trust and real estate department, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by stepson Peter A.; stepdaughter Pam Nowell; brothers Chosaburo and Douglas K. Arai; sisters Ethel T. Eshima, Saki Uyechi and Shinno Koba≠ya≠shi; four step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Ronald Charles Porkalob

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Nov. 12, 2011
Ronald Charles “Captain Cake” Porkalob, 67, of Ewa Beach, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lorain, Ohio. He is survived by sons Ronald Theofelis and Charles Porkalob; daughters Maria E., Anna and Lily; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles Mitsuru Saiki

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Nov. 11, 2011
Charles Mitsuru Saiki, 87, of Wailua House Lots, Kauai, a retired Kauai County waste-water division supervisor and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wailua, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Clint and Alan; brothers Robert, Jimmy and Clifton; sister Kay Terao; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.

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Julia Gouveia Silva

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Nov. 6, 2011
Julia Gouveia Silva, 92, of Hono≠lulu, a day care center owner and worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kapaia, Kauai. She is survived by son Ronald J., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Bertha Elizabeth Kamaka Simonson

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Oct. 31, 2011
Bertha Elizabeth Kamaka Simon≠son, 85, of Wailuku died in Waipahu. She was born in Wai≠luku. She is survived by sons John, Wayne and Brian; daughters Ruth Simonson and Nellie Oguma; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Nov. 28 at the cemetery. Aloha attire.

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