Archive for December 3rd, 2011

Joseph John Adams

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Nov. 17, 2011
Joseph John “Joe” Adams, 95, of Honolulu, a military governor of Lanai and Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired deputy public guardian in California, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Dickson City, Pa. He is survived by son Joseph J. III; daughters Margaret C. Cross, and Jo-Ann M. and Mary K. Adams; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private committal services.

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Marino Almazan

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Nov. 8, 2011
Marino Almazan, 79, of Hilo, a retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Bernydette “Berny” Krout-Almazan; sons Byron and Lawrence; daughters Helen Posey, Davena Almazan and Charlene Edayan; stepson Joseph Krout; stepdaughters Bernydette Adams, Jessica Funai and Bonnie Krout; brothers John and George Manuel; 31 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 9:30 a.m. Lunch to follow. Burial at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Imelda Lopez Bergantinos

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Nov. 18, 2011
Imelda Lopez “First Lady” Bergantinos, 64, of Honolulu, an employee at Alsco in Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Ferdinand L.; daughters Melgien L. and Arlene L.; brothers Gumercindo Jr., Roland and Eddy Lopez; sisters Teresita and Thelma M. Lopez, Lilia L. Garcia and Leticia L. Barcelon; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Timothy S.K. Chun

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Nov. 23, 2011
Timothy S.K. Chun, 74, of Aiea, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant, an airport security guard and an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deborah, sons Darryl Chun and Marc Tabayoyon, daughter Sherry Samons, stepson Alexander Takemoto, stepdaughter Joy Miyamasu, brothers Peter and Al, sisters Dorothy Lee and Beatrice Murakami, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Sister Cecile Marie Duarte

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Nov. 20, 2011
Sister Cecile Marie Duarte, also known as Genevieve Duarte, 84, of Honolulu, a former principal and teacher at various schools, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Felix and Raymond, and sisters Rosemarie Duarte and Lilly King. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Academy Chapel. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Sisters of the Sacred Hearts Retirement Fund.

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Teofilo Licardo Edano

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Nov. 9, 2011
Teofilo Licardo Edano, 92, of Pearl City, an Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, veteran of the armed forces of the Philippines, and a retired Waikiki Trade Center parking cashier, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Palompon, Leyte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosario A.; sons Teofilo D., Joey and Francisco; daughters Charito Villacrusis, Angie Ildefonso, Rosana S. Montesines and Socorro Edano; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Hono-lulu. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Astrid V. Esteban

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Nov. 15, 2011
Astrid V. “Terry” Esteban, 77, of Honolulu, a medical records clerk and retail sales employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sweden. She is survived by husband Alfredo P., sons Brian P. and Doug-las B., brother Ingvar Carlson, sister Gunnel Stewart and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Kenneth Henry Gottlieb

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Oct. 25, 2011
Kenneth Henry Gottlieb, 77, of Kaneohe, formerly of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Beatrice G., sons Kenneth W. and Dewey E., daughter Nora C.T. Tehada, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Leo Thomas Jones

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Nov. 25, 2011
Leo Thomas Jones, 80, of Waimanalo, a retired state Department of Transportation district engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Sherry, sons Rick and Scott, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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JUAN SORIANO SONGCUAN, JR.

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JUAN SORIANO SONGCUAN, JR.

Age 68, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 13, 2011 in Aiea. Born April 17, 1943 in Manaoag, Philippines. Juan was a retired structural painter. He was a member of the Painters Union Local 1791.

He is survived by wife, Feliza Songcuan; son, Jaye (Rowena) Songcuan; daughter, Faye (John) Eleazar, Jr. of WA; brothers, Robert (Narda) Espiritu, Jaime (Lani) Espiritu of CA, Marlon (Sally) Espiritu, Clemente (Sharlaine) Espiritu; sisters, Virgie (Ricarte) Coloma, Millie (Jose) Agtarap, Lea Espiritu; 5 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Natalia Quinas.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (December 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (December 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Douglas Parmelee Juntilla

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Nov. 6, 2011
Douglas Parmelee Juntilla, 63, of Honolulu and Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. He was born in Manila. He is survived by sons Peter P. Wingsoe and Matthew and Joshua Juntilla; mother Mercedes P.; brothers Edgar, Frank, Richard and Charles; and sisters Queenie P. Juntilla, Lydia Gerakas and Magda Alarcon. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Adeline Kawela Kahalekulu

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Nov. 18, 2011
Adeline Kawela Kahalekulu, 78, of Waianae, a retired school bus driver, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by companion Moses Purdy; sons Alfred Jr., Kerwin, Keith and Kaplan; daughter Fredlynn Olivar; brother Charles Kahakauwila; sisters Mildred Fetalvero, Emily Thomas, Margaret Thielk and Violet Koishigawa; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Myrtle Bedore Nadler

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Nov. 20, 2011
Myrtle Bedore Nadler, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son John F. and a grandchild. Private services.

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Lorraine Izumi Oba

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Nov. 16, 2011
Lorraine Izumi Oba, 84 of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Wesley J., daughter Leila Oba-Nakamatsu, brother Hisashi Kawai, sister Shirley Y. Muraoka and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Toshio Okamura

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Nov. 21, 2011
Toshio “Maui” Okamura, 87, of Honolulu, a retiree from Naval Supply Center in Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company E, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Hazel K., brothers Kiyoto Katsura and Joe I. Okamura, and sister Evelyn A. Ikeda. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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EDITH KAWAIAEA SHAVER

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EDITH KAWAIAEA SHAVER

Age 86, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 3, 2011 in Waianae. Born June 14, 1925 in Kapehu, Hawaii. Edith was a former employee of Tasty Freeze in Waianae. She attended Ka Hana O Ke Akua United Church of Christ and Sacred Hearts Catholic Church.

She is survived by sons, Charles “Chuck” (Ellen) Shaver of Waimea, HI, Billy (Donna) Shaver, James Wesley Shaver; daughters, Faye Nalani (Harry) Shaver-Simons, Dolores Marie Lapalio of WA State; sister, Beatrice Canario; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (December 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Raymond Kaiminaauao Akau Sr.

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Nov. 10, 2011
Raymond Kaiminaauao Akau Sr., 80, of Honolulu, a musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Raymond Jr., Charles and Alden; daughters Raynette and Germaine Akau, Gayle Nobriga, Lureene Jenks and Christine Pilialoha; brother Norman; sisters Dora Brown, Elizabeth Griffin and Ethel Kahili; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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SR. CECILE MARIE DUARTE, SS.CC.

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SR. CECILE MARIE DUARTE, SS.CC.

Early Sunday morning, November 20, 2011, after a prolonged illness, God called Sr. Cecile Marie Duarte, 84, to His eternal home. Sr. Cecile Marie (Genevieve Duarte) was born and raised in Honolulu, the third of six children of Manuel and Carrie Duarte. After high school, she entered the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts and in 2010 celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of Religious Profession.

Sister taught from elementary level through college, at Immaculate Conception School, Lihue, Kauai, St. Joseph Elementary School, Fairhaven , MA, St. John Baptist School, Kalihi, Sacred Hearts Academy, Fairhaven, MA, Sacred Hearts Academy, Honolulu, HI. taught Theology at Chaminade University, and served in campus ministry at the University of Hawaii Newman Center. She gave lessons in elementary music and band at St. Patrick School and at Immaculate Conception School, Lihue. She was organist at St. Augustine Church for many years. In1990, she was missioned to Japan and upon her return to Hawaii, Sister became a qualified Kumon instructor. In 2010, she completed a children’s book entitled Turtles and More Turtles, Endangered Species and was awarded a Diploma from the Institute of Children’s Literature.

Sister Cecile Marie is survived by older brothers, Felix Duarte and Raymond Duarte, by younger sisters, Rosemarie Duarte and Lilly King (Lillian Duarte), sister-in-law Lucille Duarte (Benjamin-deceased), several nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Sacred Hearts Academy Chapel. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts Retirement Fund.

Kiyoto Tominaga

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Nov. 21, 2011
Kiyoto “Harold” Tominaga, 92, of Kaneohe, a Hicks Homes carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Miyoko S.; sons Melvin K., Raymond T. and Mark S.; daughter Phyllis M. Enoki; brother Wallace K.; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Shigeko K. Villaluz

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Nov. 21, 2011
Shigeko K. Villaluz, 79, of Ewa Beach, a retired cook, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Eugene and Edward F., daughters Shirley A. Beemer and Sandra S. Benevides, sisters Mitsuko Suzuki and Shizue Yamamoto, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Wesley Mamoru Yoshikawa

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Aug. 5, 2011
Wesley Mamoru Yoshikawa, 66, of Honolulu, an architect, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Elizabeth M.H., stepsons Timothy Otholt and Anthony Lee, brother Harold K. and sister Winona K. Wagstaff. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Buddhist Temple. Casual attire. No flowers.

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