Archive for December 15th, 2011

Don A. Alvarez

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Nov. 16, 2011
Don A. Alvarez, 73, of Ewa Beach, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by companion Chulet Paco; sons Anthony, Daniel, David and Dean; hanai son Alan Clemente; hanai daughters Daisy Lui-Kwan and Krystle Knowles; brothers Argenio and Benedict; sisters Gregoria Mallabo, Gloria Alvarez, Dita Pacis and Nimfa Sta. Ana; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:15 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Francisca Billon Aquino

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Dec. 5, 2011
Francisca Billon Aquino, 93, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Oribi, Santa Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ambrocio Sr.; sons Quirino, Benjamin, Ambrocio Jr. and Carlos; daughters Irene Pascua, Delia Godin, Lilia Poblete and Angeles Baisa; brother Jose Billon; sisters Rosita Cabatic and Natividad Quiocho; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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CHARLES “POCHO” GILBERT COSTA

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CHARLES “POCHO” GILBERT COSTA

Age 81, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 24, 2011 in Ewa. Born December 5, 1929 in Koloa, Kauai. Charles was a retired bouncer of the Swing Club.

He is survived by sons, Wendell (Leilani) Costa, Gilbert Kahalewai, Robert Andrews, Charles (Kristen) Andrews of Honokaa, HI; daughters, Stephanie Dayton, Sandralee Irvine Antoinette, Deserie Ohori, June (Michael) Andrews-Asing; brother, Joeking Costa; sister, Katherine Clark; 23 grand-children; 29 great-grand-children.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (December 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Geraldine K. Garcia

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Dec. 3, 2011
Geraldine K. Garcia, 84, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died. She was born in Kalihi. She is survived by husband Ernest; sons Edward and Ricky Kaleohano, and Gregory Garcia; daughter Tania Cachola; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Kaneohe Beach Park, Waikalua Road. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yukio Gotanda

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YUKIO GOTANDA

Passed away at the age of 88. He was born on the island of Kauai, was Class President of Waimea High School, and later served in the Military Intelligence Service in World War II. He received his B.A. from the University of Hawaii, his M.S.W. from the University of Michigan, and his LL.B. from the University of Wisconsin. He was committed to public service. He was the Director of the Oahu Division of the Honolulu Community Action Program, worked for the Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau, taught statistics at the University of Hawaii, and spent most of his career at the State of Hawaii Department of Social Services and Housing, where he oversaw the Administrative Appeals Office and was an administrative law judge.

He is survived by his wife, Masae; son John, wife Brenda and children William and Kayla; and daughter Misa Zane and son Robert (Robbie).

He will be laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Services: Saturday, December 17th @ Hosoi Mortuary. Visitation at 3:00p with services @ 4:00p.

DEAN HYRY

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ALOHA
Dean Hyry – April 27, 1957-November 27, 2011
Dean was aloha and shared it with everyone he met. Born in Hilo and raised in Honolulu, Dean graduated Class of ’75 from ‘Iolani School. He went on to college at Lewis and Clark and then to a career in the hospitality industry. He began his career in Kona at Huggo’s, Keauhou Beach Hotel, Sheraton Waikoloa and continuing on to the mainland with Hyatt and Mandarin Oriental Hotels in California. It was there he became a wonderful husband to Cheryl and devoted father to Miranda. Wanting to share Hawaii with his family, Dean returned to Hawaii with the Kahala Mandarin on O’ahu and Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island. He and his family continued to keep Kona their home while working at the Four Seasons Aviara in San Diego and eventually, his final position with Four Seasons as Vice President, Residential Operations Worldwide. Dean passed away suddenly while on a business trip to Beijing, China. He leaves behind his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Miranda; parents, Bert and Warren Morgan; aunt, Jean Myers and uncles, Jay, Reed and Miles Takaaze. Please join us as we celebrate Dean’s life with a paddle out at 7:30am on Wednesday, December 21,2011 at Kukio. Please bring your boards and try to carpool as parking is limited.

CARLITO “JUN” FLORES CAMAT, JR.

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CARLITO “JUN” FLORES CAMAT, JR.

Age 33, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born April 4, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employed at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop #64 as a fabric worker helper, and Shop #98 as a forkliff operator. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Hawaii National Guard assign to Company A (EN) 29th BSTB.

He is survived by wife, Roxanne M. Camat; sons, Deven Justis Camat, Caleb Jordan Camat; daughters, Cassidy Jade Camat, Deja Jazelle Camat; parents, Carlito and Cristina Camat; sisters, Caroline (Robert) Gutterrez, Sonia (Johnathan Sr.) Purdy, Chanda (Felix Jr.) Yagin; brother, Clifford (Marytess) Camat; parents-in-law, Marcelo & Edna Miguel; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, & uncles.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 21) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Otto Salausa Jr.

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Nov. 9, 2011
Otto Salausa Jr., 46, of Aiea, an Operators Engineer Local 3 Union employee of Jayar Construction, died in Aiea. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Ala Onekea; son Otto-Titan; daughters Tiare and Tirana; brothers Fasia, Allen, Tolupo, Halepuna, Runi, Togiva, Sopoaga, Naseri and Daniel; sisters Fetalaialofi, Sally and Easter; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Joy Leinaalaonapua Kaio

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Nov. 19, 2011
Joy Leinaalaonapua Kaio, 53, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mitchell, Jason, Delbert W., Braden, Kuna, Robert and Daniel; daughters Margaret Kamaka, Charilyn Tote, Michelle Pii, and Shyla and Cheyann Kaio; mother Ethel K. Amina; brothers Melvin Amina Jr. and Jay Amina Sr.; sisters Melvina Ah Wong and Gail Amina; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Stanley Hisao Kamimoto

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Dec. 9, 2011
Stanley Hisao Kamimoto, 75, of Honolulu, a retired electronic technician at Wheeler Army Airfield and Hickam Air Force Base, and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dewayne K., Stuart H. and Keith K., and two grandchildren. Visitation at noon today at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Daisy Tomoko Kanda

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Nov. 27, 2011
Daisy Tomoko Kanda, 80, of Kaneohe died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Eric and Clyde; daughter Susan; brothers George, Harry and Calvin Beppu; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwick oahu.com.

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Marion Kelly

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Nov. 12, 2011
Marion Kelly, 92, of Honolulu, a retired ethnic studies professor, cultural anthropologist and indigenous activist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Colleen and Kathleen, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Monday at Church of the Crossroads, behind Varsity Theatre site. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Hawaii People’s Fund, 949 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814.

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Roy Arthur MacDonald

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Nov. 22, 2011
Roy Arthur MacDonald, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Navy operation sonar specialist, died at home. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Karen; sons Ralph, RobertEleonard, Rogerwilliams, Roymand and Robertrianroyson Makanani, and Earl Sueyoshi; daughters Kreesheradawnnielle Makanani and Earline Sueyoshi; companion Pearl Mendiola; brother George; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Robert Brundage Shoemaker

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Dec. 8, 2011
Robert Brundage Shoemaker, 56, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a Continental Airlines captain, Civil Air Patrol captain, certified flight instructor and mission and cadet orientation flight pilot, and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Gail; sons Kaine Charleston and Liam “Joey” Shoemaker; hanai sons Matt Gagnon and Jesse Fourmy; hanai daughter Jennifer Fourmy; parents Dr. William and Norma; brothers Dr. Stephen, Frank and Thomas; and four hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Civil Air Patrol Hangar, Kekuanaoa Street (airport road). Services at noon.

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Julian Bergado Siquig Sr.

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Dec. 3, 2011
Julian Bergado “Eliano” Siquig Sr., 82, of Wahiawa, a Schofield Barracks sports maintenance retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Daisy N.; sons Reynaldo, Rodrigo, Ronald and Julian Jr.; daughters Josephine Ulep, Jocelyn Rambaud, Judith Macasio, Ruby Moises and Rosalie Baldugo; brothers Emilio, Avelino and Simplicio; sisters Florencia Siquig and Celedonia Soriano; 31 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ARCHBISHOP JOHN A.M. SUYAT

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ARCHBISHOP JOHN A.M. SUYAT

Archbishop John A.M. Suyat, of 31 Akamu Place, Nuuanu, Honolulu, went to be with the Lord at the age of 101 years old on November 26, 2011. He was born on November 13, 1910 in Unzad, Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is the Founder of “The Gospel Of
Alpha And Omega Church, Inc.” He is Survived’ by five sons, James (Cornelia) of Waianae, Pastor Peter Suyat of Honolulu, Paul (Florence) of Honolulu, Church International President Steven (Thelma) of Kahului, Maui, Evangelist Matthew (Jody) of Molokai, eight daughters, Marlene “Tina” Kawano (Nelson) of Molokai, Lovell “Linda” Maikui of Honolulu, Barbara “Rita” Paleka (Robert) of Molokai,Sr. Church Advisor and Reverend Edith “Libby” Kimball (Vernon) of Honolulu, Pastor Ruth “Nani” Suyat of Molokai, Reverend Deborah “Hinano” Lew of Kaneohe, Leatrice “Naomi” Reimann (Kimo) of Makakilo, Corina “Maima” Suyat Of Honolulu. Also survived by one brother Teofiloo Suyat (Ruth) of Las Vegas, three hanai sons, Ricardo Suyat of the Philippines, Gregory Manintin (MaryAnn) of Kauai, and Bryan Wong (Beverly) of Waianae, hanai daughter Pastor Gladys “Mui Lan” Lee-Kamoku of Hilo, (deceased), 104 Grand-children, 118 Great-Grand-children, and 12 Great-Great Grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his wife Reverend Rose and son Adam Suyat. Numerous nieces, and nephews in the Philippines, Hawaii and on the Mainland. Visitation is 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary-East Chapel, service
10 a.m. Burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire and flowers welcome.

Vivian Teiko Takahashi

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Dec. 5, 2011
Vivian Teiko Takahashi, 76, of Kaneohe, a retired payroll coordinator at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George T., son Garrett S., daughter Terry E. Debebar, brothers Calvin C. and Stephen K. Nakamura, sisters Naomi R. Goya and Ginger Ishmael, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon.

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GARY ERNEST TEIXEIRA

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GARY ERNEST TEIXEIRA

Beloved husband, father and “Papa”, of Waimanalo, passed away on December 4, 2011 at the age of 64. Born September 5, 1947, he served in the National Guard and retired as a Supervisor from the Board of Water Supply. A dedicated coach of Windward Pony baseball.

Gary is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beatta; Sons Gary Jr. (Samee), Gino (Corinna) and Garrett (Ululani); Daughter, Bernie (Keone); Mother Doris; Brothers Greg and Gordon (Anna); Sisters Sheila (Eddie) and Shelly (Barrett). Also survived by six grandchildren; Ryan Jr., Briana, Ray, Kali, Kila and Antonio.

Services at St. George Parish in Waimanalo on Monday, December 19. Visitation from 9:30-1:00pm; mass at 1:00pm with burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire.

Gary Ernest Teixeira

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Dec. 4, 2011
Gary Ernest Teixeira, 64, of Waimanalo, a retired Board of Water Supply supervisor and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatta; sons Gary Jr., Gino and Garrett; daughter Bernadine “Bernie” Seabury; mother Doris; brothers Gregory “Greg” and Gordon; sisters Sheila Lando and Shelly Vickery; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Mass: 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Georgene Kiyomi Thompson

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Nov. 15, 2011
Georgene Kiyomi Thompson, 51, of Waianae, a Hawaii News Now assistant regional controller, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alan, parents George and Amy Nagayama, and brothers Verne and David Nagayama. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Lorlyn Caluya Viernes

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Dec. 9, 2011
Lorlyn Caluya Viernes, 83, of Honolulu, a retired St. Augustine School teacher, died in California. She was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by sisters Aurelia V. Baker, Zoraida V. Letendre and Emma V. Ancheta. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Jewelle Yaeko Yamada

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JEWELLE YAEKO YAMADA
December 11, 2011

Jewelle Yaeko Yamada, a retired Shriner’s Children’s Hospital nurse, died at her home in Hawaii Kai. She was 76. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, she graduated from Hilo High School and went on to get a nursing degree from Hamline University of Minnesota, and worked at Asbury Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. After returning to Hawaii, where she raised her family, she continued her nursing career as a registered nurse at Queens Medical Center, Arcadia Retirement Facility and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, where she retired after almost 20 years in pediatric orthopedics.

She is survived by husband, Henry H. Yamada, two daughters, Jewelle K. Emanuel of Scarsdale, New York and Pamela A. Baysa of Torrance, California and one granddaughter, Jennifer J. Baysa.

Donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice. Private Services.


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