Archive for December 8th, 2011

Mildred Burgo

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Nov. 27, 2011
Mildred “Nani” Burgo, 84, of Kailua, a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel housekeeping department supervisor, died at home. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Richard “Rick”; daughters Charleen Gonzales, Victoria Pundyke, Patricia Tilton, Lois “Bonnie” Takenishi and Heidi Hennessey; 23 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:45 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

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Albert Estabilio

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Nov. 20, 2011
Albert Estabilio, 79, of Hilo, a retired Hilo High School head foreman, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Albert W.; daughters Jessie K. Stein, Debra L. Saragosa, Bertha A. Rezentes and Sherrie I. Estabilio; brother Gilbert “Bobby”; sisters Sally Magallones, Evelyn Tuttelmondo and Lorelei Lendhardt; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Eli Elias Keolanui Jr.

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Nov. 21, 2011
Eli Elias Keolanui Jr., also known as Eli Elia Keolanui Jr., 82, of Hauula, a retired teacher and coach at Kahuku High and Elementary School, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Darwin, daughter Karen Lindsey, hanai son Jon Iwami, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Luzviminda Parco Kendrick

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Nov. 28, 2011
Luzviminda Parco Kendrick, 73, of Honolulu, owner of Counseling by Luz LLC, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Manila. She is survived by sons Jerome and Jonathan Parco; brothers Regelio, Romeo, Alexander, Antonio and Leopoldo Galura; sisters Angelina Forbes and Gloria Apolinario; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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In Pok Lee

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Dec. 3, 2011
In Pok Lee, 87, of Honolulu, a retired architect for CDS International, GYA Architects and Benjamin Woo Architects, died at home. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Jung Hi, son Siwon R., brother Shin Bok, sister Hae Sook and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon.

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RUTH ELIZABETH (NELSON) LEUPP

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RUTH ELIZABETH (NELSON) LEUPP

Long-time Honolulu resident Ruth Elizabeth (Nelson) Leupp passed away November 28 in Colorado Springs.

Born in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1930, she met Gene M. Leupp of Stanton, North Dakota and married in 1953. After tours in the Air Force in Germany and the continental U.S. he was assigned to a post in Hawai’i in 1970, where he retired.

After his retirement Mom traveled the world with Gene, making repeated trips to China where they were known as “Dad” and “Mum” to several families. Active in the Morning Music Club, they worked many years to support local musicians.

Mom always loved words, and instilled in her sons a passion for reading and writing. She was a formidable Scrabble player to the end.

Mom was a loving, supportive wife through her husband’s terminal illness, which claimed him in 2010. Soon falling ill herself, she spent her last days surrounded by family in Colorado Springs.

She is survived by her 3 sons David, Gary and Jon; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. We cherish our memories of a caring mom who was always there for us, fiercely loyal and infinitely giving.

PORFERIO C. LOPEZ

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PORFERIO C. LOPEZ

Age 84, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 11, 2011 in Kapolei. Born September 17, 1927 in Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Crispina Lopez; sons, Cesar (Mely) Lopez, Romy (Lourdes) Lopez, Orly (Nenita) Lopez of NJ, Mar Lopez, Jojo (Eva) Lopez, John (Mindy) Lopez; daughters, Fely (Jun) Ragudos, Josephine (Todd) Bardoni, Cielo Lopez; brother, Ernesto Lopez; sister, Lilang; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (December 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (December 12) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Sandra Marie Lopez

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Nov. 26, 2011
Sandra Marie Lopez, 57, of Honolulu, a medical lab technician and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Allentown, Pa. She is survived by husband George; parents Harry and Marian Ross; brother Michael Ross; and sisters Barbara Ross, Diane R. Godwin and Susan R. Chassard. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Lawrence Kwai Hong Lum

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Dec. 3, 2011
Lawrence Kwai Hong “Larry” Lum, 59, of Waipahu and Honolulu, a retired pipefitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Air Force retiree, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Joseph “Timmy.” Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Celebration of life Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Inurnment: 3 p.m at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Fumio Miyamoto

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Nov. 27, 2011
Fumio Miyamoto, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Lewers and Cooke auto mechanic, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maile M.; sons Gary M., Wallace M. and Ronald M.; sister Hisako S. Taniyama; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hiroaki Morita

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Nov. 17, 2011
Hiroaki “Rocky” Morita, 66, of Honolulu, a Department of the Army civilian employee for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an Army Reserve veteran, died in Yokosuka, Japan. He was born in Tule Lake, Calif. He is survived by wife Kathleen K., stepsons Scott and Lee Kamimura, stepdaughter Nicole Okamura, sisters Helen Tanigawa and Elaine Park, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Eufemio Richard Nagun

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Nov. 29, 2011
Eufemio Richard “Rick” Nagun, 61, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Mauna Kea Beach Hotel kitchen utility employee and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Rosita, son Allan, brothers Jeffrey and Eric, sister Annabelle Lean and a grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Monday at Kuhio Hale Hawaiian Homes Hall, Waimea. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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Reginald Nash

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REGINALD NASH
Nov. 24, 1922
to Nov 22, 2011

“Celebration of Life” Memorial service. Mon. Dec. 12, KALIHI WARD BECKLEY CHAPEL 1723 Beckley Visitation 9a. Service 10a. Lunch 11a Burial 1p. Hawaiian Memorial Park, Veteran Sec.

Aloha Family & Friends. Join us. *No wreaths, leis welcome.
No monetary cards. Donation welcome. Payable to: Papa Ola Lokahi Attn. Veteran’s Fund 894 Queen Street Honolulu, HI 96813

The children of Reginald Nash:
Haunani Picerno Manrique, Reginald Nash, Ka`ohu`onapua “Pua” Kaninau-Santos (Vernon), Vanya Fagasa, Tracey Camara (Tony), Harry Robert, and David Nash with mo`opuna and their mo`opuna, invite you to Kaimana Beach 2pm to celebrate our dad’s life in the manner that is reflective of our dad, grandpa, and tutuman.

Reginald Nash

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Nov. 22, 2011
Reginald Nash, 88, of Kapahulu, a retired Army master sergeant, died in St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Haunani K.; sons Reginald K., Harry R., David K. and Patrick K.; daughters Nani Picerno-Manrique, Ka‘ohu‘onapua “Pua” Kaninau-Santos, Vanya K. Fagasa, Tracey M. Camara, Keahi Munetake and Jorie Patalinghog; 31 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Clarence Lani Pauole

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Nov. 26, 2011
Clarence Lani Pauole, 90, of Honolulu, a retired construction foreman and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Eleanor H., daughter Donna Shimabuku, brother William and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head
Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Irineo Aquiat Ramos

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Nov. 15, 2011
Irineo Aquiat Ramos, 88, of Mililani, a retired MAINCO Parking attendant, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Leticia Pascua and Gladys Mendoza, brother Rodrigo Ramos, sisters Lope Constantino and Presentacion Rivera, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Reed Ikaika Sho Shiraishi

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Dec. 3, 2011
Reed Ikaika Sho Shiraishi, 25, of Hawi, Hawaii, a guest activities coordinator at Hilton Grand Vacations at Kings’ Land in Waikoloa, Hawaii, and former Kukio employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Wayne and Valarie; and grandparents Catherine Murai, and Tadashi and Satsuki Shiraishi. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Jodo Mission. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Leuma T. Soa

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Nov. 19, 2011
Leuma T. Soa, 72, of Juneau, Alaska, died in Waianae. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Faitau L. Tago, Asolupe Gauai and Masalosalo, Faitau and Puao Ia; daughters Feiloaiga G. Byrd, Faanimo G. Pomele, Tapunia Soa and Leuma F. Valeron; brothers Faitau and Puao Tago; sisters Siutu Tai, Tuputala Tuli, Alofaifo Suka, Petina Vaovasa, Sese Niumata and Ulueta Ulit; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Jesus Ministry Church of the Nazarene, 87-109 St. Johns Road, Waianae. Services: 7 p.m. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Monday at the church.

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Mathias Soumwei

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Nov. 17, 2011
Mathias Soumwei, 69, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. He is survived by wife Felisa; sons Lukas and Mark; daughters Imakulata Primo, Natif Lee, Lotaria William, Matirina Elieisar, Jane Darensburg, and Loreta, Maklin and Fermina Soumwei; brothers Stephen, Lewis, Peter, Ignacio and Clement; sister Lucia Toli; and 29 grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist. Visitation to follow till 2 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Danny Jack Sparks

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Nov. 29, 2011
Danny Jack Sparks, 69, of Kailua, a retired Navy E6 petty officer first class, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Phoenix. He is survived by wife Indira, son Nathan, daughters Cynthia Vogelgesang and Deanie Sparks, mother Mirian, brother Ronald, sister Judy Burns, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 2:45 p.m.

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John G. Souza Sr.

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Nov. 18, 2011
John G. “Uncle Gil” Souza Sr., 65, of Waianae died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorna, son Kameaike Souza-Pauole, daughter Johnnalle Kellikipi, brother Eldon, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Richard Baker Thomas

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Nov. 20, 2011
Richard Baker Thomas, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force colonel, died at home. He was born in Port Angeles, Wash. He is survived by wife Keiko, son Dr. James, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Conchita Datanagan Villaro

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Nov. 20, 2011
Conchita Datanagan “Manang Connie” Villaro, 82, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Benjamin Sr. and John Jr.; daughters Dolly Hutchins, Monalisa Cabiles and Margaret “Fudge” Villaro; brothers Lorenzo and Victorino Datanagan; sisters Mercedes Efhan and Lourdes Corpuz; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Beatrice Y.Y. Winterkorn

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Nov. 30, 2011
Beatrice Y.Y. “Honey Bee” Winterkorn, 89, of Honolulu, a Bank of Hawaii retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Joella Nakamura, sisters Evaline Wong and Elizabeth Moy, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Fred James Wood

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Nov. 29, 2011
Fred James “Jesse” Wood, 61, of Nanakuli, a carpenter and teacher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Potsdam, N.Y. He is survived by companion Dianne Miller, stepson Erin Carroll, stepdaughter Nikki C. Isabelo and brother James. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at Waimanalo Polo Club. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ross Kenji Yamashita

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Dec. 5, 2011
Ross Kenji Yamashita, 60, of Honolulu, a state Department of Public Safety correctional officer at Halawa High Security Facility, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia W., son Ken T. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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