Archive for November 26th, 2011

NORMA LILLIAN (PONI) WATSON

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NORMA LILLIAN (PONI) WATSON

Poni Watson died in Kailua on November 9, 2011 at the age of 91. Born in Los Angeles in 1920, she was the only child of Florence and Roland Baruch. After attending UCLA, Poni married Chuck Watson in 1941. They moved to Hawaii in 1946 after which Chuck became President of Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Company. Chuck and Poni were the first family to build a home in Dune Circle, Kailua in 1948. Later they moved to Lanikai where the family home remains. Chuck died in 2002.

Poni’s optimistic and upbeat personality was inspirational. She was loved and admired by all who knew her. Family and friends enjoyed being with her either at the Opera, the bridge table or the MidPacific Country Club golf course. She welcomed visitors (including Opera Stars during their Hawaii stays) into her beautiful Lanikai home. She had great influence in her chosen profession as a Realtor Extraordinaire. As a Principal Broker for Wade Realty, for decades she was one of the Wonder Women of Kailua Real Estate. Poni loved the Hawaii Opera Theater and Honolulu Symphony. She served on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Opera Theater for many years, never missing a rehearsal, performance, or the opportunity to take a batch of her freshly baked cookies for the cast and crew. Poni also loved to travel and visited many exotic places, including taking African safaris and crawling through the Pyramids of Egypt at 75 years young. She also took her children and grandchildren on four ocean cruises between 1996 and 2001.

Regardless of where she went, Poni would always happily return to her Lanikai home, the place she knew to be the most beautiful in the world. Poni’s children considered her to be a wonderful mother and grandmother who loved them all without reservation. She is survived by three children, Kerry Watson, who lives in Bali; Cathi Sanders and Wendy Erickson, both of whom live in Kailua, and seven grandchildren: Liana Vegas, Cully Erickson, Alyssa Erickson, Brian Sanders, Riley Sanders, Julia Sanders, and Zadoc Watson.

The family will hold a private ceremony at her home in Lanikai, Aloha, Poni! We will miss but never forget your sweet smile and gentle touch.

FRANCISCA “ANGIE” QUIJANO DEVERA

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FRANCISCA “ANGIE” QUIJANO DEVERA

Age 80, of Vancouver, WA, passed away November 1, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. Born June 16, 1931 in Lanai City, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Peter (MaryAnn) DeVera of NV, Michael (Vanessa) DeVera, Robin (Roxanne) DeVera, Robert (Celia) DeVera, David (Suzanne) DeVera, Christopher DeVera; daughters, Florence Carios of CO, Trinidad (Tony) Fountain, Laurie (Curtis) DeVera of WA, Diana (Gilbert) Salsis of WA, Apolonia (DJ) DeVera; 45 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren’ brothers, Patrick (Ruby) Quijano, Barton (Patricia) Quijano, Jerome Tabelisma; sisters, Frances Rowe, Josephine Ribada, Eleanor Samuelson, Caroline Golding.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 1) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

TADASHI “AKU” WAKAMATSU

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TADASHI “AKU” WAKAMATSU

89, of Kailua, a retired construction superintendent, passed peacefully on November 15. Born in Wailuku, Maui, survived by wife Stella, sisters Amy Sakata & Setsuko Kobayashi; daughter Gwen Michi (Jerry) Lee; sons Glen (Janice) & Alan; grandchildren Shelly (Keoki) Pelfrey, Brandi (Shannon) Oshiro, Lindsey (Jordan) Tamayo & Cody Wakamatsu; and four great-grandchildren. Services at Haw’n Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel 10:30am, December 1, Thursday. Visitation from 9:30 am. Casual Attire.

Inocencio Pagaduan Villanueva

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Oct. 25, 2011
Inocencio Pagaduan Villanueva, also known as “Benny” and “Inciong,” 87, of Honolulu, a Leahi Hospital groundskeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Wilma A. “Billie”; son Keaweolu “Awe”; daughters Pamela Dela Puz, Karen Waioli-Adarna and Rhonda Villanueva; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward, Judd Street. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Kay Kinuyo Sunakoda

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Nov. 19, 2011
Kay Kinuyo Sunakoda, 87, of Hilo, a retired seamstress at the former Kamehameha Garment Factory, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Glenn, daughter Gayle Ito, brothers Hideo and Kiyoshi Hamada, sisters Betty Suzuki and Kim Umeda, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wilfred Tadashi Sasaki

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Nov. 3, 2011
Wilfred Tadashi “Willy” Sasaki, 74, of Aiea, an Oahu Transit Services retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice; sons Scott, Ross and Kenn; brothers Ronald and Glenn; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Criselda Agmata Rivera

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Nov. 7, 2011
Criselda Agmata Rivera, 86, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kalihi, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Dionicio, Maurelio, Fidelino, Nonito and Julio; daughters Carlina Natividad, Soledad Co and Paz Gano; brother Ricardo Agmata; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Dec. 3 at the mortuary. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Marie Anastasia Pukini

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Nov. 7, 2011
Marie Anastasia Pukini, 79, of Kaneohe, a Hawaiian Airlines administration retiree, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edward; daughters Anne Marie Magarro, Lily G. Duran, Lisa Cameron and Tina Pukini; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mass: 12:45 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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William James Moore

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Nov. 6, 2011
William James Moore, 81, of Kailua, a retired Navy commander and a Pacific Resources Inc. petroleum specialist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wellsville, Ohio. He is survived by wife Verne, daughters Kimberly and Valerie, and sister Diane Wheelock. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to ROTC Scholarship Fund Hawaii Chapter MOAA, P.O. Box 1185, Kailua, HI 96734. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Haruyo Gladys Ihara

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Nov. 14, 2011
Haruyo Gladys Ihara, 95, of Aiea, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Warren S., brothers Kiyoshi and Leonard Kawasaki, sister Dorthy H. Kashimoto, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Alberta Ayau Goo

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Nov. 19, 2011
Alberta Ayau Goo, 101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Dandina DeLeon

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Nov. 9, 2011
Dandina DeLeon, 85, of Livermore, Calif., died in California. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Daniel, daughters DeLynda and Doreen, brother Larry DeAsis, six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Arnold Callejo Cabael

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Nov. 3, 2011
Arnold Callejo Cabael, 48, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Consuelo C. and sisters Darlene and Marcela. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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William K.W. Auyong

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Oct. 30, 2011
William K.W. “Bill” Auyong, 76, of Honolulu, a retired postal carrier, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen S.L., son Robin, daughters Rowena Auyong and Ramona Ching, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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