Archive for November 29th, 2011

ORILIO VERGARA “SLIM” ABAD

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ORILIO VERGARA “SLIM” ABAD

Age 93, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 15, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born June 16, 1918 in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A retired mechanic with Lualualei
NAD & Richard Lee Trucking. Predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Rose Abad.

He is survived by wife, Bella Abad; sons, Joseph (Ludy) Abad, Stephen (Carole) Abad; daughters, Petra Esber, Sylvia Abad, Mary Anne (Frank) Tom; 6 grandchildren, Douglas, Daniel, Duane, Debra, Gina & Jeremy; 5 great-grandchildren, Dustin, Justin, Malia, Kiana & Kalia; brother, Sal (Kay) Follosco; sisters, Rose Fa’agata, Connie Gongob; numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass 12:00 noon Tuesday (Nov 29) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu), followed by Burial 1:30 pm at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings; a donation in his name to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity is appreciated.

Lourdes Legaspi Abuel

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Oct. 24, 2011
Lourdes Legaspi Abuel, 81, of Ewa Beach died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Zamboanga, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ernesto M.; sons Ernesto L. Jr., Edwin L., Ruben L. and Carlo L.; daughters Zenaida A. Tiongco and Pamela A. Musni; brothers Ernesto L., Alfredo L., Amor L. and Alex L. Legaspi; sisters Letty L. and Lilia L. Legaspi, and Leonora and Leonida L. Gonzales; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences at www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Urias De Los Santo Asuncion

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Nov. 10, 2011
Urias De Los Santo Asuncion, 102, of Waipahu died in Kaneohe. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Maximo and Rosevelt T.D.; daughters Rosalina Acosta, Loreta Tamayo, Juanita Nelson and Clarina Asuncion; 23 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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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 U.S. Postal Service carrier, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen S.L., sons Robin and Rory, daughters Rowena Auyong and Ramona Ching, and four grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Nov. 26.

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LEONCIA SALVADOR BALISACAN

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LEONCIA SALVADOR BALISACAN

Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 18, 2011 in Aiea. Born September 12, 1926 in Barangay #14 Baay-Bungon, Batac Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by daughters, Barbara (Cirilo) Colobong, Gloria (Kendall) Doi; sons, Juanito (Zenaida) Balisacan, Jacinto Balisacan, Teofilo (Aida) Balisacan, Ernesto (Kathy) Balisacan; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Julia Vicente of Philippines, Goya Matutino of Philippines, Lorin Espiritu of Philippines; brother, Soling (Visitacion) Savador of Philippines.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (December 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Monday (December 5) at St Jude Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Eric Fujiwara

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Nov. 16, 2011
Eric “Garfield” Fujiwara, 54, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Hawaii Army National Guard mechanic technician, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna, son Daniel, daughter Michelle Hinazumi, parents George and Yaeko, brothers Duane and Myles, sister Lorene Takasaki and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Wattie Mae Hedemann

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Nov. 15, 2011
Wattie Mae Hedemann, 84, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a businesswoman, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son George, daughter Meta Eckart, stepson Ed Hedemann, stepdaughter Jeremy Heath, sister Harriet Tom, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, Kealakekua. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Vicente Salileng Galimba Jr.

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Nov. 8, 2011
Vicente Salileng “Jack” Galimba Jr., 76, of Los Angeles, formerly of Hilo, a retired Philippine government employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Eugenia U. “Gening,” daughters Irene Galimba-Narciso and Genievic Galimba-Ancheta, sisters Leticia Galimba and Luzviminda Galimba-Cortez, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Final services in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Casual attire.

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Richard Mersberg Jr.

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Nov. 15, 2011
Richard Mersberg Jr., 57, of Waianae, a construction employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jadelynn; sons Bruce Mersberg and Ikaika Mahuka; daughter Natashia; brother Samuel Pa’e; sisters Joan Amendariz, Majorie Mielke, Daisy Pletcher, Charlotte Evans, Joann Mersberg and Faye Smith; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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DON EDWARD NALANIALOHA KEOPUHIWA PAISHON, JR.

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DON EDWARD NALANIALOHA KEOPUHIWA PAISHON, JR.

Age 17, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 6, 2011 in Waianae. Born December 3, 1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A 2011 graduate of Waianae High School.

He is survived by mother & stepfather, Anjanette & Alvin Puha; father, Don Paishon, Sr.; brother, Rian Puha; sisters, Jaesha Puha, Jaeslyn Puha, Antoinette Puha; maternal grandparents, Pililua & Antoinette Keopuhiwa; paternal grandmother, Leilani Puha; uncle, Berry Myer; uncle & aunt, Pililua (Uilani) Keopuhiwa.

Visitation 6:30 p.m. Thursday (December 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Pui Ying Tsao Lau

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Nov. 20, 2011
Pui Ying Tsao Lau, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Zhong Shan, China. She is survived by daughter-in-law Tze Hing Lau, a hanai grandchild and two hanai great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences at www.borthwickoahu.com.

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ISABEL BAITIONG PACARIEM

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ISABEL BAITIONG PACARIEM

Age 91, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away October 23, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born November 17, 1919 in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A housewife and an accomplished seamstress.

She is survived by sons, Marcial (Rosalina) Pacariem, John (Maria Josefina) Pacariem, Augusto (Menchi) Pacariem; daughters, Erlinda (Juan) Corpuz, Milagros (Floro) Soliven, Elizabeth (Honofre) Grande, Carlina (Amancio) Malate; 21 grand-children; 22 great-grand-children; brother, Joe Pagala; sister, Fermina Bungcayao.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (December 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (December 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

CRISELDA AGMATA RIVERA

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CRISELDA AGMATA RIVERA

Age 86; formerly of Kalihi, passed away November 7, 2011 in Las Vegas. Born August 19, 1925 in Aiea, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Dionicio (Marylou) Rivera, Maurelio (Aida) Rivera, Fidelino (Sharon) Rivera of Maui, Nonito (Judy) Rivera of Las Vegas, Julio (Liza) Rivera of Las Vegas; daughters, Carlina (Warren) Natividad of Las Vegas, Soledad (Marcos) Co of Las Vegas, Paz (Junie) Gano of Las Vegas; 21 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Ricardo (Maxima) Agmata.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (December 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu) Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Saturday (December 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Mass 9:45 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Kameichi Sakamoto

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Nov. 24, 2011
Kameichi Sakamoto, 85, of Lihue, a retired Kauai High School agriculture teacher, died at home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mae, daughters Stacy Matsuzawa and Jan Sakamoto, brother Haruichi, sister Matsuko and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10 a.m.

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Alejandro Lianos Navarez Sr.

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Nov. 15, 2011
Alejandro Lianos “Ando” Navarez Sr., 83, of Waipahu, a retired federal government electrician, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by Rosario “Rose,” sons Alejandro Jr. and Justin, daughters Julie Osthoff and Judy Navarez, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Howard Numealani Plunkett Sr.

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Nov. 14, 2011
Howard Numealani “Bullo” Plunkett Sr., 75, of Kula, Hawaii, a retired construction laborer, died at home. He was born in Keanae, Maui. He is survived by sons Howard Jr. and George “Keoki”; daughters Roxane Benavides, Irene Plunkett-Mina, Lynette “Nani” Pokipala and Noelani “Honeygirl” Jensen; stepdaughters Kamae and Linda Ha’o, and Jody Kazanecki; brothers Edward and Leonard “Boy”; sister Lorraine P. Kenui; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences at www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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KEN TAKAHASHI

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KEN TAKAHASHI

Age 79, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away November 7, 2011 in Pearl City. Born January 10, 1932 in Ewa, Hawaii. Ken was a member of the Pearl City Lions Club. He retired from the Hawaii Transfer Company.

He is survived by wife, Sayoko Takahashi; son, Lance Takahashi; daughter, Lynne (Carl) Shimazu; brother, Stanley (Phyllis) Takahashi; sisters, Florence Kondo, Dorothy Toyota; 5 grand-children.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (December 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

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 husband George H.; sons Randal R., Darryl K. and Lindsey J.; daughter Gayle H. Sousa; sister Bertha Y. Ling; and six grandchildren. Services held. Private inurnment. Additional information for obituary published Nov. 27.

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Melchor P. Tenoso

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Nov. 6, 2011
Melchor P. Tenoso, 45, of Waipahu, a maintenance landscaper, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by mother Milagros; brothers Guillermo Jr., Salvador and Joey; and sisters Mildred Tenoso, Juliet Agag, Magadalena Tadeja and May Labuni. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Matthew Gaea Uti

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Oct. 29, 2011
Matthew Gaea Uti, also known as “John” and “Ioane,” 53, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by sons John Uti-Mathias and Matthew Uti-Kauki; daughter Johnette Uti-Mathias; brothers Daniel and Lauma Salu Uti, Paulo Gaea and Salu Jr Uti; sisters Iutita Gaea, Lesina Salu Uti Bienaime, Ana Salu Uti Filipo, Christina Salu Uti and Sofia Salu Uti Ta’ase; hanai brothers Siitia, Albert and Veni Gaea, and Norman Bartley; hanai sisters Katerina Ta’a and Cassandra Soa; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary Nov. 25.

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TADAO “TAD” WAKAYAMA

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TADAO “TAD” WAKAYAMA

Age 88, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away November 3, 2011 in Aiea. Born September 20, 1923 in Hawaii. Raised on Kipu, Kauai, Tadao was a member of the 442nd Regiment in Italy. He was a retiree of HECO.

He is survived by wife, Fusae Wakayama; son, Mark (Sara) Wakayama; daughter, Gail (Richard) Miyamoto; brothers, Stanley (Ruth) Wakayama, Jack (Florence) Wakayama; sisters, Betty Yama, Kate Watase, Grace (Kenji) Munechika, Irene (Jerry) Matsuda; 6 grandchildren.

Private services were held.

Calvin Chung Hee Wong

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Nov. 14, 2011
Calvin Chung Hee “Wongie” Wong, 81, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Airlines cargo agent and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet, sons Brian and David, daughter Sandra Cramer, brother Lewis and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Stanley K. Yamashita

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Oct. 22, 2011
Stanley K. Yamashita, 70, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Advertiser copy editor and Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Derral R. Herbst, brother Glenn T. and sisters Jennie T. Yamashita, Eleanor Y. Meyer and Marie Y. Okamura. Services held. No monetary offerings. Online remembrances at stanleyyamashita.blogspot.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Nov. 25.

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Calvin Chikao Yokomoto

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Nov. 22, 2011
Calvin Chikao “Chiko” Yokomoto, 84, of Honolulu, a real estate broker and Army veteran, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandy J., daughter Joan M. Gregory and brother John. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran