Archive for November 27th, 2011

JAN BLICHFELDT

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JAN BLICHFELDT
October 23, 2011

Jan Blichfeldt, age 82, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away October 23, 2011 at the Queen’s Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Oslo, Norway in 1929, Jan emigrated to the United States in 1955 and attended Denver University where he received a degree in hotel and restaurant management.

Jan started working on the Norwegian Cruise Lines after high school and worked his way up to Chief Purser. During his career at sea he traveled the world and met the love of his life Beth. After graduating from college and getting married he began working for Sheraton Hotels on the East Coast and the Midwest and ended up in Jamaica as an assistant hotel manager. After leaving Sheraton he worked at several major resorts in Caribbean before moving to Hawaii in 1976. Jan continued his work here on the Big Island, Maui and Oahu. He was admired for his sense of humor and personal connection he had with the staff and guests. After retiring from the hotel industry he continued to work as a consultant.

Jan along with his wife Beth, were active in the Masters Swimming Community having taken up swimming in earnest in their senior years. He volunteered and competed in numerous Waikiki Roughwater Swims, North Shore Swims and USMS pool events.

Jan spent the last 10 years of his life caring for his beloved wife Beth. While his cancer ravaged his body, it never took away his spirit. He continued with his good humor and concern for those who were caring for him.

He is survived by his wife Beth, sister Karin (Jarnfeldt), sons Peer (Norma), Tore (Karen), nephews Stein, Tron and Kjell and granddaughters Kelly, Erika and Sarah Brooke. Per his request no funeral services were held. His ashes were scattered in the ocean off Waikiki. Tributes online at www.janblichfeldt.wordpress. com.

Robert Jesse Flores

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Nov. 6, 2011
Robert Jesse “Bob” Flores, 69, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired customs agent and a Navy and Air Force veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by wife Charlotte Maile, son Robert Dale, brother Charles and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hope Chapel Olomana, 1020 Keolu Drive, Kailua.

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Louis Baas Fojas

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IN MEMORIAM

LOUIS BAAS FOJAS May 19, 1933-Nov. 27, 2010

Deep in our hearts you’ll always stay, loved and remembered every day.

You are greatly missed by your loving wife Joyce, daughters Sofia, Olivia, Camilla, Rebecca and Ohana.

HARUYO GLADYS IHARA

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HARUYO GLADYS IHARA

Haruyo Gladys Ihara, 95, of Aiea, a housewife, passed away on November 14, 2011 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Warren S. (Geralyn) Ihara; brothers, Kiyoshi Kawasaki and Leonard (Vera) Kawasaki; sister, Dorothy H. Kashimoto; and three grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Bryson Jhung

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Nov. 19, 2011
Bryson Jhung, 79, of Kailua, a retired Army colonel and a civil service employee at grade GS-15, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vera H.J. Ami, son Bryson R. and daughter Vera R.K. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Gwendolyn Michiko Kano

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Nov. 14, 2011
Gwendolyn Michiko Kano, 73, of Honolulu, a commercial artist and payroll clerk, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Alma K. and sister Kay S. Aoki. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jerome A. LaSorba

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Nov. 20, 2011
Jerome A. “Jerry” LaSorba, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Army staff sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by son Jerome A. II, daughter Lisa A. Martin, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Charles Lee Manwarring

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Nov. 22, 2011
Charles Lee Manwarring, 78, of Kona, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Okemah, Okla. He is survived by wife Hawley, son William, daughter Nalani, sister Grace York and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Aloha attire.

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ALVA “GUAVA” JANSSEN MCDIARMID

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ALVA “GUAVA” JANSSEN MCDIARMID

Age, 83 of Kailua, Hawaii passed away November 15, 2011. Born June 17, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Alva taught Elementary School for 35 years For the State of Hawaii and retired to enjoy travel and the good life with her husband Don McDiarmid Jr. and family.

She is survived by her 3 children, Son, “Flip” McDiarmid; and daughters Mabby McDiarmid Porter, Dee-Dee Wilson; 7 grand-children and 4 great-grand-children; sisters, Patricia R. Clark and Betty Kelley.

Services will be held at Punchbowl Cemetery at 3:00 pm November 29, 2011. A celebration of her life will follow at the families home.

Please make a charitable contribution to The American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Co Van Nguyen

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Nov. 18, 2011
Co Van Nguyen, 73, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Lieu Thi Tran. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Mass: 5:30 p.m.

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CO VAN NGUYEN

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CO VAN NGUYEN

Age 73, of Honolulu, passed away November 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born August 11, 1938 in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. Member of the Vietnamese Catholic Community Church

He is survived by wife, Lieu Thi Tran.

Visitation 5:15 p.m. Thursday 12/1 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N School St. Mass 5:30 p.m.

HOWARD CHIA-HO PAI

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HOWARD CHIA-HO PAI

Age 67, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 7, 2011 in Mililani. Born December 30, 1943 in Chung King, China. Howard was a retired physical therapist from Kaiser Foundation Hospital.

He is survived by wife, Remedios “Remy” Pai; son, Carlos Pai; daughter, Ruth Butler; brother, Charles Pai; sister, Lily Resch; 4 grandchildren.

Celebration of Life 10:00 a.m. Friday (December 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.

Annie Kaliko Paia

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Nov. 16, 2011
Annie Kaliko Paia, 74, of Papakolea died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Napuaonalani “Charlene Paia” Buckley; brothers George, Paul and Eddie; sisters Winifred Burgess, Bernice Pettaway and Bernadine Paia; companion John K. Apana; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Emilia Sagun Pertubal

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Nov. 20, 2011
Emilia Sagun Pertubal, 96, of Hilo, a retired MacFarms of Hawaii laborer, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Luis; sons Ceferino, Domingo and Angelito; daughters Norma Diego and Concepcion Villa; two sisters; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Lougina Lee Prigge

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Nov. 20, 2011
Lougina Lee “Gina” Prigge, 56, of Honolulu, a retired Star Markets price coordinator, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Emil Jr., sons Adam and David, and daughter Rachel. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Steven Rodrigues

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Nov. 21, 2011
Steven Rodrigues, 84, of Wailuku, owner of Steve’s Automotive in Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son David; brother Lawrence; sisters Mildred Pico, Virgie Perreira, Mabel Lopes and Shirley Jacintho; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 5 at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Dalmacio Z. Rogel

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Oct. 27, 2011
Dalmacio Z. Rogel, 88, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Medical Service Association custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Cruz, Marin Duque, Philippines. He is survived by wife Gloria, sons Alex and Albert, daughters Melinda Carlet and Marivic Papin, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Kathryn Huitt Rosendahl

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KATHRYN HUITT ROSENDAHL
May 10, 1950- November 12, 2011

Kathryn Huitt Rosendahl was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on May 10, 1950 to Frances (Abernethy) Huitt and Dr. John Dempsey Huitt. Kathryn passed peacefully to life everlasting on November 12, 2011 at home surrounded by family after her struggle with a rare cancer disease.

When Kathryn was four years old, her family moved to Oahu, Hawaii. She was the oldest of five children and grew up as a “Kailua Girl”, where she graduated from Kailua High School in 1968. Kathryn then attended Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972.

Kathryn reflected the warmth and beauty of the Islands in her daily life. She was known for her warm smile and honesty. She was generous, kind and gracious and was full of love and happiness. Kathryn placed others before herself and had joyous, spiritual values to always do what was right to help others.

Kathryn had a wonderful gift for hospitality and was comfortable planning events and preparing elegant dinners for friends. She loved to travel extensively and preferred tropical, warm weather, water views and sandy beaches, where her favorite destinations were Hawaii (Kailua, Oahu and Kona) and Positano, Italy.

On her trips home, Kathryn would love to start each morning with a walk around the Lanikai loop. A special part of every day was to walk along the surf at Kailua Beach. Trips home would also include time with family and friends, a hike to the Pill Boxes, shaved ice at Island Snow, and dinner at Buzz’s. Kathryn lived her passion and remained active and enjoyed playing golf, swimming and competed in eleven marathons.

Kathryn enjoyed a long career in real estate, most recently as an agent with Realty Trust Group in Lake Oswego and, prior to that as a general contractor where she designed and built high quality homes. She was talented and hard working and her success came from her perspective, thoughtfulness and fairness toward others.

Kathryn supported and volunteered for many organizations including Friends of the Children, Parry Center, Our Lady of the Lake Parish and School, Jesuit High School and Junior League.

A loving wife, caring mother and a special friend to many, Kathryn is survived by her husband, Tom; son, Matt DeBellis; daughter, Kate DeBellis; step-children, Hillary, Emily and Grant; mother, Frances Abernethy Huitt; sister, Mary Lou Hoffman (Richard), brothers, John Jr. (Heather), Bob (Gail) and Philip (Terri); and eighteen nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Lake Oswego OR. A reception will follow at Waverley Country Club, Portland OR.

Remembrances may be made in Kathryn’s name to Friends of the Children (503-281-6633; 44 NE Morris Street, Portland OR 97212), Providence Medical Foundation-Providence Cancer Center Fund (503-215-6186; 4805 NE Glisan, Portland OR 97213) or Legacy Hopewell House (503-244-7890; 6171 SW Capitol Highway, Portland OR 97239).

Darla C. Serrao

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Nov. 16, 2011
Darla C. Serrao, 68, of Kapolei, a University of Hawaii Employment Training Center retiree, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Norbert and Wendell. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Kaheka Street. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at St. Joseph Church Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwick-oahu.com.

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JOAN TOMIKO ARAKAWA TABA

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JOAN TOMIKO ARAKAWA TABA

Joan Taba, 91, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2011.

Joan, the 8th of nine children of Zempan and Tsuru Arakawa, was born on August 24, 1920 and grew up in Waipahu. She graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute, attended Wolfe Fashion Design School and worked at Arakawas Store until its 1996 closure as the Manager of apparel and accessories. She is known for the use of palaka material and apparel that became symbolic of Arakawa.

Her devoted husband of over 59 years, Horace Taba died in 2003, but Joan continued to enjoy life with children: Ann-Lea (John) Schramm, Bobbie and Leacia Taba; grandchildren, LiliAnn and Jenelle Schramm; brothers, Shigemi and Goro Arakawa, and many nieces and nephews.

Joan’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, December 4 at Milialni Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation 9:00 am; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Melchor Ancheta Taclan

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Nov. 11, 2011
Melchor Ancheta Taclan, 43, of Honolulu, a Healy Tibbitts Building Inc. operator, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Melchor Jr.; daughter Chellanne; mother Filipina; brothers Marcelino, Mike and Amador Jr.; sisters Novelia Rivera and Analyn Cardon; and companion Darlene Yacapin. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com

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Alice Tamura

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Nov. 3, 2011
Alice Tamura, 80, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randal R., Darryl K. and Lindsey J.; daughter Gayle H. Sousa; sister Bertha Y. Ling; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Helen Matheson Tilghman

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Nov. 18, 2011
Helen Matheson Tilghman, 78, of Kailua, a retired St. Francis physical therapist, died in Kailua. She was born in Wellington, New Zealand. She is survived by sons Jeffery Matheson, Richard William and Dr. Steven Ian “PB”; daughter Mary Joanna Fletchall; sisters Pam Schlater and June Schultz; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Services: 4 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Juichi Tokioka

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Nov. 24, 2011
Juichi Tokioka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired electrician at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Stanford, Michael and Carleton; brother Tokio “Thomas”; sisters Asako “Margaret” Fox, Motome “Loretta” Mitsunaga and Hanako Haida; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Linda Etsuyo Shitamoto Vidinhar

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Nov. 18, 2011
Linda Etsuyo Shitamoto Vidinhar, 64, of Wailuku, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Stanley; daughters Hillary and Ashley; stepsons Kevin, Bruce and Brian; stepdaughter Deborah Miyahana; brother Barry Shitamoto; sister Aileen Figuerres; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Tadashi Wakamatsu

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Nov. 15, 2011
Tadashi “Aku” Wakamatsu, 89, of Kailua, a retired construction superintendent, died in Kailua. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Stella, sons Glen and Alan, daughter Gwen Michi, sisters Amy Sakata and Setsuko Kobayashi, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mark Mokulani Wilhelm

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Nov. 13, 2011
Mark Mokulani Wilhelm, 48, of Honolulu, an account executive with Aloha VIP Tours, alakai with Sonny Ching’s Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu and a Hawaii Army National Guard retiree, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Harvey and Claire, and sister Holly A. Andrade. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Seisho Yagi

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Nov. 23, 2011
Seisho Yagi, 73, of Wailuku, a retired painting estimator at Endo Painting, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Anita; son Clayton; brothers Seiyei and Walter; sisters Joyce Miyabara, Mildred Yagi, Yukie Seredon, Catherine Norwood and Geraldine Sato; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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