Archive for December 29th, 2011

Benjamin Bonilla Casabay

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Dec. 3, 2011
Benjamin Bonilla Casabay, 56, of Honolulu, a construction worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Benjamin Jr.; daughters Shellanie, SherylAnn and Mea; mother Tomasa; brothers Eddie, Arnolfo and Ferdinand; sisters Presencia, Marlynn and Nancy; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11 a.m. Burial at noon at the park cemetery.

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Robert Sun Mun Chun

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Nov. 30, 2011
Robert Sun Mun Chun, 85, of Honolulu, a retired pipefitter supervisor at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Walter S.W. and sister Dorothy Erne. Private services.

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PAUL HING CHINN CHUNG

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PAUL HING CHINN CHUNG

Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away on December 15, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he retired from the City and County of Honolulu as an Administrative Services Officer for the Department of Transportation Services. He is survived by his wife, Eunice; daughters, Paula (Andrew) Monden and Vicki Chung; grandchildren, Andrea (Darryen) Rhodes, and Brent Monden; brother, Raymond Chung; sisters, Mildred Chung, Grace Wu and Agnes Lee.

Mr. Chung was Past Master of Pearl Harbor Masonic Lodge; a member of Aloha Shriners and a member of Peng Hui Fraternity.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Family requests donations to Shriners’ Hospital. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Paul Hing Chinn Chung

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Dec. 15, 2011
Paul Hing Chinn Chung, 80, of Honolulu, a retired city Department of Transportation Services administrative assistant and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eunice K.; daughters Paula K.T. Monden and Vicki K.N. Chung; brother Raymond H.W.; sisters Mildred H.N. Chung, Grace H.L. Wu and Agnes Lee; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital.

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PAUL HING CHINN CHUNG

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PAUL HING CHINN CHUNG

Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away on December 15, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he retired from the City and County of Honolulu as an Administrative Services Officer for the Department of Transportation Services. He is survived by his wife, Eunice; daughters, Paula (Andrew) Monden and Vicki Chung; grandchildren, Andrea (Darryen) Rhodes, and Brent Monden; brother, Raymond Chung; sisters, Mildred Chung, Grace Wu and Agnes Lee.

Mr. Chung was Past Master of Pearl Harbor Masonic Lodge; a member of Aloha Shriners and a member of Peng Hui Fraternity.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Family requests donations to Shriners’ Hospital. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Maselina Puipui Fuamatu

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Dec. 13, 2011
Maselina Puipui Fuamatu, 62, of Kalihi died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Amaluia, American Samoa. She is survived by four sons, a daughter, seven brothers, eight sisters and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at Kuhio Park Terrace gym, Kalihi. Services: 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

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Sue Fukumoto

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Oct. 26, 2011
Sue Fukumoto, 88, of Koloa, Kauai, a Hale Kauai clerk, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Melvin, daughters Elaine Sasaki and Sharon Moriwaki, brothers Jack and Satoru Hijirida, sisters Aileen Grymes and Betty Oshio, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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BESS MARIE SCHICK FUNKHOUSER

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BESS MARIE SCHICK FUNKHOUSER

Age 101, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 17, 2011 in Honolulu. Born January 9, 1910 in Burlington, Iowa. During her years in Wahiawa she was active with the Outdoor Circle, Wahiawa Hospital Auxillary, Orchid Society, Friends of the Wahiawa Library, Tripler Hospital Grey Ladies, Bromeliade Society and was a docent at the Wahiawa Botanical Garden.

She is survived by son, Paul Funkhouser; daughter, Barbara Ireland of NM; grandchildren, Cyndee O’Hara, Wendy Maxwell, Todd Ireland, Annie Funkhouser, Mary Lynn Fitton, David Funkhouser and Sarah Funkhouser; 11 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for this Spring at the Wahiawa Botanical Garden for family and friends.

Wayne T. Hatcher

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Dec. 11, 2011
Wayne T. Hatcher, 58, of Wahiawa, a retired Army staff sergeant, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Jackson, Ark. He is survived by wife Sintorn, daughter Michelle North and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Alma Sadame Lau Hee

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Dec. 16, 2011
Alma Sadame Lau Hee, 93, of Wailuku, a former Coco Mac Co. candy maker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Thomas “Tommy” Jr., Gerald and Andrew; daughters Sandra Kahoohalahala, Suzette Lamborn, Karen Ogata and Adrienne Okubo; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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YAEKO “NANA” JOY

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YAEKO “NANA” JOY

92 of Honolulu, passed away Nov. 29, 2011 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born in

Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Karen (Richard) Alvaro; four grandchildren, Lisa, Chad, Curt, and Lori Keao; two grt. grandchildren; nieces & nephews; Inurnment at a later date.

David Keliihoopii Ono Yun Seghorn Jr.

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Dec. 26, 2011
David Keliihoopii Ono Yun “D.J.” Seghorn Jr., 28, of Kaneohe, a University of Phoenix student majoring in nursing and an Air Force veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Fort Hood, Texas. He is survived by daughter Lia, father David Sr., mother Haechi “Yun” Kim, stepfather Michael Kim, stepmother April and brother Dustin. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay Beach Park. Casual attire.

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Miyeko Kitamura

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Dec. 24, 2011
Miyeko “May” Kitamura, 77, of Hilo, owner of TMK Nursery and a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Teruo, sons Terry and Curtis, daughter Cindy Yokomoto, brothers Harry and Sadao Oshiro, sister Jean Murashige and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Betsy Mieko Sugimura Kiyabu

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Nov. 22, 2011
Betsy Mieko Sugimura Kiyabu, 83, of Kailua, a retired manager at Cornet Stores in Kailua and Kaneohe, died in Honolulu. She was born in Haina, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gary, Richard and Steven; daughters Doreen Motooka and Robin E. Kiyabu; brothers Bert and Richard Sugimura; sister Lei Yamaoka; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Betty Jo Klemme

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Dec. 20, 2011
Betty Jo Klemme, 89, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a homemaker and former Stanlon Oil Co. employee, died. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. She is survived by daughters Jane and Karen. Visitation: 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Chapel at Palm Terrace. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Reception to follow at Chapel at Palm Terrace.

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Floyd Marlan Larson

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Dec. 8, 2011
Floyd Marlan Larson, 77, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by brother Keith G. No services. No flowers.

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Betty M. Lyons

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BETTY M. LYONS

Honolulu lost a gentle woman of grace, kindness and tact beloved of her family and friends, who lived her faith so fully as to be officially designated an “Island Treasure” by her diocese in 2000. Betty M. Lyons joined her Lord and her husband of 64 years, John, on December 17. Betty was born in Nebraska to an Irish farmer and a German schoolteacher. The physical isolation of the farm combined with the tendency of recent immigrants to gather based on their country of origin taught Betty how easy it is to feel left out, and began her quest to always make others feel comfortable and included. After the dust bowl years, the family sold the farm and returned to Milwaukee, WI. She finished school and began to work in an insurance agency in Madison. She met John on a blind date when he was attending the UW at Madison and wrote a letter to her mother that night saying “If I am to marry I believe I have met the man”. They married in 1946 after John returned from his Navy service in WWII.

The next 3 decades involved 6 moves for the family as John rose up in the Phone Company. Betty spent those years raising Lorna and Ross while moving and resettling in WI, NY, HI, and IN. The last 39 years of her life (save 3 yrs in Indiana) Betty was finally able to settle down and call Hawaii her home, which was especially meaningful to her because one of her sisters (Anita McFarland) had moved to Kailua directly after the war. Betty’s Mid-West roots and her gift of hospitality kept her in touch with her extended family and all her lifelong friends which ensured frequent visitors.

Once retired, Betty and John traveled extensively to the Far West and Europe in addition to their family visits to the mainland. While John golfed and focused on photography, Betty was able to dedicate herself to volunteering in her community which was how she lived her faith. She worked at Dana Project, Right to Life, various parish thrift stores, Meals on Wheels, rides for patients to medical appointments, and was both Greeter at Holy Trinity, as well as well as helping out in the office. She was involved with BCC and RCIA where she sponsored several “adopted daughters” who were studying to become Catholic.

Betty is survived by her daughter Lorna, who relocated to Honolulu from Vermont in October 2009 to served as a primary care-giver to Betty and John. Her son, John “Ross” (Jennifer) of upstate New York, also visited frequently over the last years to provide assistance. The five grandchildren each enjoyed their individual trips to spend time with John and Betty. They are Sean, Tiptonville, TN; Katie (Keith Krause) Cortez, CO; Tim (Kate) Colchester, VT; Christopher, NY, NY; and Greg, Oswego, NY.

Betty will surely be missed by her friends and family through her parishes, bridge groups, 1K, and all of the hoaaloha that shared her life. She lived as an embodiment of kindness and gentility, in service to the spirit of God’s love and blessed the lives of all she touched. We will celebrate her life on Saturday December 31st at Holy Trinity Church. In Memoriam will begin at 10a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 am. All are welcome, Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Hawaii Benedictine Monastery. Internment of her ashes will follow at Hawaii Memorial Cemetery for family.

Kenneth Arthur Makekau

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Dec. 25, 2011
Kenneth Arthur “Calf” Makekau, 77, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired General Electric Co. quality control worker and a former merchant sailor, died in Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol; sons Kenneth Jr., Alwood and Edward; daughter Gaylynn Witt; sisters Barbara Kaapuni and Violet Gomes; stepbrother Donald Keawe; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Keith Eliot Mattos

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Nov. 25, 2011
Keith Eliot Mattos, also known as “Apa” and “Uncle Pancake,” 56, of Waimea, Hawaii, a former cook at Hawaiian Style Cafe in Waimea, scale mechanic at Automation Hawaii and Chang Scales, and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kimberly Puou-Mattos; daughters Stacey and Charlotte; hanai sons Jay Brewer Sr. and Jay Brewer Jr.; hanai daughters Luana and Lily Brewer; brothers Bernard Sr. and Carl-Denis; and sisters Wanda-Lee Corpus, Marie-Lyn Mattos, April-Jean Trusdell and Donna-Von Espinda. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, 30 N. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Celebration of life reception to follow. Additional celebration of life services: 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor, Hawaii island. Scattering of ashes to follow. For information, call 960-5296 or email monica@teammotorhead.com. Aloha or casual attire.

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Kimie Y. Nogawa

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Dec. 18, 2011
Kimie Y. Nogawa, 90, of Aiea, a retired state Department of Health secretary, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ernest, daughter Karen Okada, brother Nobuo Yoshioka, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Darlene Leilani Oshiro

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Dec. 22, 2011
Darlene Leilani Oshiro, 56, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Albert M.; sons Keala Gorospe, and Shaston and Shaidon Oshiro; daughter Desiree Arhelger; stepson Miles; stepdaughters Robin Kotani, Michelle Chang and Jamie Oshiro; mother Marlyn “Molly” Kuhaulua; brothers Franklin Jr., Kalani, Jeffrey, Clay, Ainsley and David Kelekoma; sisters Marlyn “Hoku” Souza and Luella “Tida” Moniz; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation and celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at the family residence, 15-351 N. Puni Makai Loop, Pahoa. Additional services: 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at Hanamaulu Beach Park, Hanamaulu, Kauai.

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SAMUEL “UNCLE SAM” TABARANGAO PAGUIA

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SAMUEL
“UNCLE SAM” TABARANGAO PAGUIA

Age 74, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 15, 2011. Born May 14, 1937 in Lanai City, Hawaii. U.S. Army Veteran. Retired mason and a general contractor. Volunteered masonry work at St. Michael Church and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

He is survived by wife, Juanita R. Paguia; son, Rodney (Natty) Paguia; daughters, Sherry (Eric) Johansen, Pamela (Erik) Christianson, Cerbanie (Nui) Rubin; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Remedios Feria; brothers, Michael (Ingrid) Paguia, Richard (Maria) Paguia.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday (January 2) at St Michael Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Memorial Mass 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire.

MAGDALENA “MAGGIE” “DALING” MARCOS PASION

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MAGDALENA “MAGGIE”
“DALING” MARCOS PASION

Age 84, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 29, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born January 15, 1927 in Ewa, Oahu. Retired from Kaimiloa Elementary School in Ewa Beach. Member of Sacred Hearts Association.

She is survived by daughters, Angie (Paul) Vrana, Virginia (Dan) Loop of Virginia, Nellie Pasion-Callueng; sons, James Pasion, Raymond (Grace) Pasion, Steven (Ester) Pasion, Sheldon (Cris) Pasion of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (January 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 4) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

James Mitsuo Suenaga

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Oct. 12, 2011
James Mitsuo “Mits” Suenaga, 92, of Pearl City died in Hale Harmony. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael Y., daughter Julie M. Kawahigashi, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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