Archive for December 31st, 2011

Rose Teruko Aragaki

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Dec. 2, 2011
Rose Teruko Aragaki, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery forelady, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Paul; daughters Patricia Sasaki, Margaret Lee, Nina Franco, Lynn Aragaki, Ann Parmley and Rita Aragaki-Kane; brother Shigeo Teruya; sister Dorothy Goshima; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Frances Harue Azumi

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Dec. 28, 2011
Frances Harue Azumi, 86, of Mililani, formerly of Pearl City, a Navy Exchange Dry Cleaning Plant retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clayton T., daughter Kyle K. Tajima, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Charles Kalimapehu Bray

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Dec. 13, 2011
Charles Kalimapehu Bray, 80, of La Jolla, Calif., a carpenter and a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died in Carlsbad, Calif. He was born in Manoa Valley. He is survived by wife Florence, son Robert, daughters Sharon Mullen and Kapualani Brown, brothers Josiah K. and William K. “Bug” Jr., sisters Pansy K. Aguillon and Molly Hart, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services held.

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HEATHER T. BYRNE

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HEATHER T. BYRNE

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 6, 1923 to Beatrice and Samuel Todd. Passed away peacefully in the home that she loved on Christmas Day with her daughters by her side.
Heather grew up in Honolulu, and attended Sacred Hearts Academy of Honolulu, Class of’ 1940 and the University of Hawaii, Class of 1944. She taught on the island of Lanai for two years after receiving her teaching degree. In 1946, Heather traveled to the mainland where she met and married her beloved Bill Byrne. They were married for 62 years before his death in 2009.
Heather loved to travel, and to spend time at her home in Maui. She and Bill enjoyed many trips and cruises during which they met fellow travelers who became life-long friends. She loved flowers and plants, and found much joy and peace in her garden. She created bonsai and was a longtime member of Millbrae Bonsai Class and Sei Boku Bonsai Kai. She was a member of Lahaina Yacht Club. Heather was a generous giver. She had a gentle spirit and was a loving friend and support to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her two sisters Rachel Todd and Marjorie Todd, as well as many friends.
She is survived by her daughters Pat Byrne and Kathy Byrne, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jack and Mary Alice Byrne, nephews John Byrne and Will Byrne and their families, niece Bernadette Byrne, several godchildren and many close friends.
In addition, we are thankful for and indebted to her wonderful caregivers Nalisce, Neill, Ruby, Daisy, Carol and Jean, who became part of our family. We are grateful to her amazing Care Resource staff scheduler Ida, to her fitness friend, Kim and to Pathways Hospice for their care during her last weeks.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation Saturday, December 31, 2011, 10:15AM at St. Dunstan Church 1133 Broadway, Millbrae, CA followed by the Rosary at 10:45AM and the Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Committal at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA. Donations preferred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the charity of your choice. SULLIVAN’S FUNERAL HOME
(415) 621-4567

Maude Maile Nakagawa Adamski Canadilla

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Dec. 12, 2011
Maude Maile Nakagawa Adamski Canadilla, 81, of Wahiawa, a retired Servco service writer supervisor, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kunia. She is survived by son Todd Adamski, sisters Queenie M. Oandasan and Nohea M.A. “Aika” Daniel, and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ALLAN D. DOI

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ALLAN N. DOI

Age 92, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 6, 2011 in Mililani. Born January 28, 1919 in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii. Allan was a member of the 100th Battalion during World War II. He was a member of Mililani Missionary Church.

He is survived by wife, Mitsue Doi; son, Arnold (Sandy) Doi of CA; daughters, Laura (Gary) Iwamoto, Cynthia Lee; brother, Omar (May) Doi; sisters, Yoshie (Ambrose) Smith, Mutsue Nakamura, Nobue Tanaka; 5 grand-children; 2 great-grand-children.

Private services were held.

Norman Francisco Flores

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Dec. 1, 2011
Norman Francisco Flores, 75, of Tacoma, Wash., an Air Force retiree, died in Washington. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshiye G.; sons Steven and Darren; daughter Shari Dee Armstrong; brother Joseph; sisters Andrea Motoyama, Beatrice Tano, Frances Ishida and Shirley Choy; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services held. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Thomas Susumu Harimoto

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Dec. 17, 2011
Thomas Susumu “Tommy” Harimoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Advertiser circulation department district manager and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company I, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Walter Y. and sister June J. Takasaki. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James L. Laskowsky Jr.

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Dec. 14, 2011
James L. Laskowsky Jr., 77, of Waipahu, a retired federal government aircraft mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Whiteside, Pa. He is survived by wife Chiwaki, daughter Terumi, brother Charles and sister Madeline Saupp. Private services.

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Mary Ann Kahalehili

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Dec. 5, 2011
Mary Ann Kahalehili, 75, of Mililani, a former Young Laundry employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roven, sons Roven P. and Rogan, brother George Correa, sisters Giovanni Heu and Janice Choy, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Alyce Lee Kim

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Dec. 25, 2011
Alyce Lee Kim, 86, of Honolulu, a United Airlines on-board service support employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by son William Jr., daughters Willyce Kim and Carmel Swan, brother Charles Lee and sister Grace Kukonu. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to a charity of one’s choice.

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Frances Kunimura

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Dec. 29, 2011
Frances Kunimura, 89, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son Glenn; daughters Jeraldine, Ruth and Lucy Kunimura, Meryl Tadakawa and Vera Lynn Nakamura; hanai daughter Mabelle Hennessey; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life held.

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Frances Leilani

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FRANCES LEILANI

Frances Leilani, 73 of Honolulu, Hawaii and Las Vegas, Nevada, a retired Realtor and Interior Designer died peacefully in Las Vegas on December 21st.

She is survived by her two sons, Rocky and Christopher, her daughter-in-law, Debbie and one grandson. She is also survived by her sisters June Cummings and Nadine Harrell.

Services to be held at a later date in Honolulu. Online condolences can be posted on the “Frances Leilani Memorial & Remembrance Page” on Facebook.

Margaret Locey

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Dec. 6, 2011
Margaret Locey, 84, of Kihei, Maui, died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by daughters Michelle Rush, Danielle Feller and Marguerite Veber; brother Richard Hay; sister Dianne Adams; and seven grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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THOMAS MAHONEY

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THOMAS MAHONEY

Thomas Mahoney, long time Island resident, passed away peacefully December 26, 2011 in Murrieta, California. Born November 26, 1928 in Holy Oak, Massachusetts,Tom was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. While serving for the United States Air Force he also attended the University of Chicago where he acquired a Masters Degree in Business. He retired from the Air Force in 1969 and moved on to a long banking career and ultimately retired from First Hawaiian Bank in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tom is survived by Shirley Mahoney, their Children, Terese Stone, Thomas W. Mahoney, Jr, Gregory Mahoney and Kathryn Fleischer; 5 grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by he and Shirley’s son, Daniel Mahoney.

Services are currently pending. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Animal Shelter.

Samuel Makaiwa

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Dec. 20, 2011
Samuel “Sam” Makaiwa, 86, of Wahiawa, a city retiree and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by the Makaiwa, Kalua-Robello and Keawe families. Burial services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Jane Sumie Masuda

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Dec. 17, 2011
Jane Sumie Masuda, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Spencecliff Restaurant pantry helper, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Karen M. Yasuda, brothers Jerry and Joseph Oshiro, sister Gladys Miyata and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Rogelio Villanueva Mayo

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Dec. 18, 2011
Rogelio Villanueva “Roger” Mayo, 67, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia; sons Rogelio Jr. and Freddie; daughters Normalita Estranero, Rosemarie Ulep, Helen Ramos and Aidalyn Mayo; mother Paula; brothers Willie and Ernesto; sisters Aida Calip and Cecilia Hina; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in Ilocos Sur.

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Rose Mary Reny Medeiros

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Dec. 6, 2011
Rose Mary Reny “Aunty Rose” Medeiros, 88, of Waianae, a state Department of Education cafeteria helper at Waianae Elementary School, died in Waianae. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by daughters Rosemary R. Solomon and Betty Lou Reny, sister Frances Mendonca and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Myrna Elizabeth Kaohuokalani Lima Naeole

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Dec. 2, 2011
Myrna Elizabeth Kaohuokalani Lima Naeole, 73, of Waimanalo, a Bellows Air Force Station retiree and former employee at Dole Cannery and Lunalilo Home, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Efran J.K. and Lance S.K., sister Gaylene K. Lima, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Ward, 41-972 Oluolu St. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Itoe Okamoto

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Dec. 19, 2011
Itoe Okamoto, 106, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Care Home Inc. She was born in Ehime prefecture, Japan. She is survived by sons Wilson M. and Herbert H., daughter Florence T. Inouye, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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LITA MAUA PALEAFEI

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LITA MAUA PALEAFEI

Age 76, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 20, 2011 in Aiea. Born November 16, 1935 in Aua, American Samoa. She was an active member of St Elizabeth Catholic Church and an avid bowler.

She is survived by sons, Anetele’a (Charlene) Patolo, Suetena (Brenda) Patolo, Tasimilo (Nu’uasoa) Faumuina, Lui (Colby) Patolo; daughters, Susitina Lemalu-Patolo, Akenese Blakemore Patolo, Cecilia (John) Paleafei-Betham; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tuiava Sagato Pule, Petelo Pule, Tolomulo Opetaia; sisters, Fa’ane’e Tagoilelagi, Christina Unutoa.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 3) at St Elizabeth Catholic Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 12:00 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Eileen J. Polzien

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Dec. 21, 2011
Eileen J. Polzien, 80, of Mililani died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Pawtucket, R.I. She is survived by husband Ronald E.; sons Daniel C., Mark E. and Joseph A.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Kaye Rochelle

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Dec. 24, 2011
Kaye “Star Lady” Rochelle, 75, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wichita, Kan. She is survived by son Paul A. Potts, daughters Kelly S. Grapp and Tawny C. Austin, and eight grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, McCully Ward, Honolulu Hawaii Stake, 1560 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96826.

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Patricia Ann Rohlfing

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Dec. 27, 2011
Patricia Ann Rohlfing, 70, of Kula, Maui, a retired travel agent and legal secretary, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Frederick “Fred,” daughters Alice Newkirk and Michelle M. Bond, stepsons Fritz and Karl, sister Pamela Wong and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Church of Honolulu, Nuuanu. Services on Maui are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Roy Masayoshi Sesoko

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Dec. 13, 2011
Roy Masayoshi Sesoko, 65, of Honolulu, a Kaiser Foundation architectural draftsman, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda T.; son Chad Y.; daughter Jennifer A. Yamashita; brother Stanley S.; sisters Shirley A. Drozdowski, Alice Y. Sesoko, Judy B. Wong and Gloria K. Takaoka; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Oloalilo Tusi

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Dec. 22, 2011
Oloalilo Tusi, 46, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Pita; daughters Nonalina Pau-Tusi, Beverly and Ruth Tusi, and Elizabeth and Lusi Bale-Tusi; brother Paul F. Noa; sisters Falole Togia, Ana Petelo, Ekenese Elemile, Maria E. Brown, Fa’asoasoa Moors, Lusi Noa, Evelyn Noa-Lualemaga and Victoria Noa-Tuiasosopo; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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