Archive for January, 2012

THOMAS DAN SARI “TOMMY”

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

THOMAS DAN SARI “TOMMY”

Age 62, of Aiea, Hawaii, died January 5, 2012 in Straub Hospital, Honolulu, HI. Born in Buffalo, New York, he moved to Hawaii in his college years. The younger son of the late Judge William and Virginia Sari of Lackawanna, New York. Tom worked for the State of Hawaii as a social worker for 27 years and retired in 2003.

A gentle, warm-hearted person, Tommy was a loyal and fun-loving friend to many. He loved making people laugh and writing poems and short stories. Tom loved playing tennis. He was an enthusiastic Buffalo Bills’ football team fan and a faithful fan of UH sports. An avid reader, he was particularly knowledgeable about the Civil War and American Revolutionary War era. He loved planning and taking trips and vacations with his wife and family.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Lynn Sari; brother, James (Sharon) Sari; their children, William Sari and Anneliese Parisi; mother-in-law, Sueno Miyasato; sister-in-law, Nancy (Alan Nitta) Miyasato and their children, Jolie Nakamura and Benjamin Nitta.

He is deeply missed by his family and many friends. We are with you always. Private services.

Katherine Kalapu A’asa

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 5, 2012
Katherine Kalapu A’asa, 62, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Avemaia Jr. and Samuel; daughters Leaiseaiga Temese, Charmane Nofoa, Katherine Kiliona, Kalapu Galoia and Junella A’asa; brothers James Pancho, and Joseph, Roy Jr., Bertie and Philip Hall; sisters Henrietta Ah Loy, Noella Tupua, Maryann Bing and Jerryann Dunn; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Final services and burial to be held in American Samoa. Casual attire.

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EDUARDO “EDDIE” APANTE ABARCA

Posted On January 31st, 2012 -

EDUARDO
“EDDIE” APANTE
ABARCA

Age 59, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away January 6, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born June 11, 1952 in Toril, Davao City, Philippines. Retired from Aloha
Shoyu.

He is survived by wife, Enriqueta “Tita” “Ekit” B. Abarca; daughters, Merlyn Abarca, Elizabeth (Arcadio Jr.) Aliganga, Haydee (Matthew) Garcia; sons, Reynaldo (Annabel) Abarca, Bryan Abarca, Edmon (Joanna) Abarca; 7 grandchildren; brothers, Romeo Abarca, Johnny (Leona) Abarca, Joelito (Rowena) Abarca, Josefino (Amy) Abarca, Enrique (Luisa) Abarca Jr., Edgar (Maribel) Abarca; sisters, Enriquita (Steve) Briley, Teresita (Daniel Sr.) Tanda, Mercedita Abarca Strutner

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (February 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (February 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Janet M. Abe

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

Dec. 23, 2011
Janet M. Abe, 73, of Waialua died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Wallace; son Stanford; daughters Lori Ann Halm and Beryl Fava; sisters Yuriko Hiramoto, Rosie Shimizu and Jean Moritsugu; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Haruko Abe

Posted On January 3rd, 2012 -

Dec. 26, 2012
Haruko Abe, 95, of Kaneohe, formerly of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Clyde T., brother Shigeo Murakami, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Edith Hatsue Abe

Posted On January 4th, 2012 -

Dec. 26, 2011
Edith Hatsue Abe, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs chief administrative officer, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth K.; sons Melvin K., Brent H., Mitchell K. and Vernon E.; brother David M. Takeuchi; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Daniel Roark Abrams

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 10, 2012
Daniel Roark Abrams, 65, of Nahiku, Maui, owner of a bicycle sales and repair store in Lahaina, died at home. He was born in Vancouver, Wash. He is survived by sister Linda Smeltzer. Private services. Online condolences: www. ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Josephine Sabina Acadimia

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

Dec. 16, 2011
Josephine Sabina Acadimia, 86, of Kahului, a retired Maui Memorial Medical Center nurse, died in Kahului. She was born in Kipahulu, Maui. She is survived by sons David and Jerome; daughters Barbara Chong-Kee, Tani Kenyon and Roxanne Morton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Michael Alan Acain

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

Dec. 12, 2011
Michael Alan Acain, 44, of Makawao, Maui, an independent painter and former employee at Endo and March Painting, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lynette; daughter Tianna; hanai sons Joshua and Tyler Capertina, and Devon Manuel; parents William and Ynez “Peewee”; brothers Bill, Tony and Dennis; and sisters Lorelei and Crystal. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Haroldine Aulani Adams

Posted On January 9th, 2012 -

Dec. 14, 2011
Haroldine Aulani “Lani” Adams, 69, of Waianae, a Kapolei Elementary School adult supervisor, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Reginald “Tubs,” Kirk and Robert; daughters Chantel Poloa and Shirlene “Nalani”Holt; brothers Gilmore “Boggie”Chun, Charles “Chucky” Cypher and George Beaver; sisters Aloma Myers and Charlene Lavigne; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services:11 a.m. Burial:3 p.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

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MAYNARD E. ADAMS

Posted On January 15th, 2012 -

MAYNARD E. ADAMS

71, of Mililani, retiree of 15th Logistics Support Division Hickam Air Force Base and a retired Marine Corp veteran of 21 years who served in the Vietnam War, passed away peacefully at home. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut. He is survived by wife Ethel; daughters Gidget Antone, Tammy Adams, and Nina Guitang; son Ricky Adams; sisters Irene Barletta and Edna Bardelli; brother, Bobby Adams; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Friday at Calvary Independent Church, 1375 California Ave., Wahiawa. Services: 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Cecilia K.Y. Adaniya

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

Nov. 30, 2011
Cecilia K.Y. Adaniya, 93, of Wahiawa died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glen, daughters Vilia Robertson and Wynnelle Lau, sisters Bertha Chung and Katherine Chang, and six grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Lunch to follow. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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Felipe J. Agustin

Posted On January 24th, 2012 -

Jan. 16, 2012
Felipe J. “Phil” Agustin, 76, of Waialua, a Federal Express retiree and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Waialua. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Bernadette, daughter Trina A. Casey, brothers Ernesto and William, sisters Elizabeth Omori and Angelina Agsalda, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Waialua United Church of Christ. Casual attire.

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Robert G. Ahlstrom

Posted On January 14th, 2012 -

Dec, 19, 2011
Robert G. Ahlstrom, 80, of Honolulu died. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by brother Wilton and sister Ruby Gatz. Services: 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou St., Honolulu, HI 96822.

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HELEN H.P. LEE AHN

Posted On January 29th, 2012 -

HELEN H.P. LEE AHN

Helen H.P. Lee Ahn passed away on October 27, 2011. She was born in Wahiawa, Oahu, on August 12, 1924, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1942. She served in the Women’s Air Raid Defense during World War II, thereafter assisted her husband in business, raised her children and grandchildren, and served for many years as a member of the University of Hawaii Foundation. She also was cited for her fund-raising accomplishments on behalf of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii. She is survived by her husband, Chung Dho; daughters Karen Ahn, Jennifer Minami, Marcella Sugihara, Lucy Ahn, and Margaret Ahn; as well as ten beloved grand-children and two great-grand-daughters. Private services have been held.

DR. RALPH N. AKAMINE

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

DR. RALPH N. AKAMINE
November 2, 2011

Dr. Ralph N. Akamine, 89, of Honolulu, a retired oral surgeon and Army veteran, died at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Louise L., Linda C., and Lauren Chan (Peter) Estern; sisters Jessie Y. Varble and Marion M.; brother Richard G.; and granddaughter Thomasina. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012, Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel, 535 – 18th Ave. Service celebrating life and expressing appreciation: 11 a.m. Inurnment: Punchbowl June 8, 2012, 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

DR. RALPH N. AKAMINE

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

DR. RALPH N. AKAMINE
November 2, 2011

Dr. Ralph N. Akamine, 89, of Honolulu, a retired oral surgeon and Army veteran, died at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Louise L., Linda C., and Lauren Chan (Peter) Estern; sisters Jessie Y. Varble and Marion M.; brother Richard G.; and granddaughter Thomasina. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012, Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel, 535 – 18th Ave. Service celebrating life and expressing appreciation: 11 a.m. Inurnment: Punchbowl June 8, 2012, 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ralph N. Akamine

Posted On January 10th, 2012 -

Nov. 2, 2011
Dr. Ralph N. Akamine, 89, of Honolulu, a retired oral surgeon and Army veteran who served during World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Louise I. and Linda Chan Akamine, and Lauren Chan Estern; brother Richard G.; sisters Jessie Y. Varble and Marion M. Akamine; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. June 8 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mae K. Akamu

Posted On January 30th, 2012 -

Jan. 19, 2012
Mae K. Akamu, 92, of Kailua, an elementary school teacher, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Terry, Russel, Leland and Payton; daughters Shirley A. Clark and Brenda J. Garlock; sister Mabel Kaipo; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kauahaao Congregational Church, Waiohinu, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Arthur Kaheakulani Akana

Posted On January 11th, 2012 -

Dec. 20, 2011
Arthur Kaheakulani “Atta” Akana, 84, of Kalihi, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village bartender and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Iola, son Kalani and sister Grace Kiilehua. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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MAURICE W. “ALE” AKAU

Posted On January 6th, 2012 -

MAURICE W. “ALE” AKAU

Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away December 15, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born April 8, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retiree from Hawaiian Telephone Company.

He is survived by sisters, Elaine Kaopuiki, Bertha Akau; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday 1/9 at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Maurice W. Akau

Posted On January 7th, 2012 -

Dec. 15, 2011
Maurice W. “Ale” Akau, 82, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Elaine Kaopuiki and Bertha Akau. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sumiyo Akazawa

Posted On January 30th, 2012 -

Jan. 22, 2012
Sumiyo Akazawa, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Del Monte cannery forelady and homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kelvin, daughter Karen Nakashima and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park Cemetery. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Emmaline L.K. Akiona

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
Emmaline L.K. Akiona, 89, of Haiku, Maui, formerly of Wailua Nui, died at home. She was born in Waihee, Maui. She is survived by sons James and Norman; daughters Evelyn Yamada, Winona Enesa and Lorry Ann Akiona; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial at noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Anna June Alvaro

Posted On January 26th, 2012 -

Jan. 17, 2012
Anna June Alvaro, also known as “Junie” and “Girlie,” 75, of Honolulu, a retired part-owner of Park-A-Lot, died in Hawaii Hospice House in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Henry Hoopai and Alan Alvaro; brothers Harry A. Jr. and Elijah Boyd; sisters Alice J. McElwain, Rose P. Aki and Harriet L. Dunbar; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anna June Alvaro

Posted On January 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 17, 2012
Anna June Alvaro, also known as “Junie” and “Girlie,” 75, of Honolulu, a retired part owner of Park-A-Lot, died in Hawaii Hospice House in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Henry Hoopai and Alan Alvaro; brothers Harry A. Jr. and Elijah Boyd; sisters Alice J. McElwain, Rose P. Aki and Harriet L. Dunbar; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Kanacio Amay

Posted On January 24th, 2012 -

Jan. 11, 2012
Kanacio Amay, 91, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired state maintenance employee, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by sons August “Sonny” and Julio “James,” seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Faumuina Malaesilia Leituala Talosaga Tootooalii Aii Amituanai

Posted On January 12th, 2012 -

Dec. 29, 2011
Faumuina Malaesilia Leituala Talosaga Tootooalii Aii Amituanai, 58, of Waipahu, a Roberts Hawaii bus driver, died in Waipahu. He was born in Samatau, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Tailoto M.; sons Iosua T. Amituanai and Austin E. Malaesilia; daughters Heather A. Tiuli and Talalupelele M. Malaesilia; hanai son George Mauinatu; hanai daughters Tuaialuga Faumuima-Eze and Afiafioaana H. Vailisale; brothers Alaelua and Apa S.; sisters Muaimealelei A. Aii, Peka Laione, Malae Vaa, Penelope Amituanai, Taulesulu Mamea and Leilua A. Tupua; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Waipahu First Samoan Ward. Services:
11 a .m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Robert Cadiz Andaya

Posted On January 9th, 2012 -

Dec. 19, 2011
Robert Cadiz Andaya, 40, of Waipahu, a painter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Evaristo C. Jr., mother Pamela S. and sister Li Ann L. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Richard James Kaulana Anderson

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Jan. 6, 2012
Richard James Kaulana “Richie”•Anderson, 25, of Waimanalo died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Marc Lewis and Laura Awana-Lewis, brother Samuel Lewis, sister Rebecca Lewis and grandparents James and Anna Awana. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at the family’s Kailua residence.

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