Archive for January 6th, 2012

MAURICE W. “ALE” AKAU

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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.

Arthur Chew Hu Chang

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Jan. 2, 2012
Arthur Chew Hu Chang, 83, of Honolulu, a retired mason at Hawaii Masons & Plasterers, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Arthur T.C.H. and Joseph A.K., brother Henry and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Tammy C. Costello

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Dec. 26, 2011
Tammy C. Costello, 41, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Chase Lemson and Vash Royce, daughter Abigail Gerard, father Thomas, mother Myrna, stepmother Katie, brother Michael T. and grandparent Sumie Sumida. Private services.

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Myrtle L. Deitch

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Nov. 16, 2011
Myrtle L. Deitch, 79, of Kaneohe, a retail sales cashier, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kamalo, Molokai. She is survived by husband Charles O.; son Kayne; daughters Noreen Rasmussen and Renee “Puddy” Deitch; brothers Gordon, Phillip and Lawrence Akiona; sisters Verna Sorenson and Barbara Ballao; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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GEORGE “JOE BOY” PARIS aka “BIG DOG”

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GEORGE “JOE BOY” PARIS AKA “BIG DOG”

Age 49, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2011 in Waianae. Born January 18, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employed as a safety coordinator for the Ironworkers Union Local 625. Member of Proud Waianae Searider #79.

He is survived by parents, T. George and Violet “Sunday” Paris; wife, Davidine H. Paris; daughters, Chablis Paris, Austi (Kaimana) Costales, Champagne Paris (Kainoa Ramos-Harrington), Shantel Waipa; son, Chivas Paris (Reyna Ganitano); grand-children, Destiny “Tunta” Kingston “Bruzah”, Desire “Cocoa” Maximus-Shane “Boom Boom”; brothers, Shon Paris-Moeai, Roman (Fabiola) Paris, Bronson (Jasmine) Paris, Fa’a (Rosie) Auelua, Kylin Paris, Shane “Fatso” Paris; sisters, Keren Paris, Gloria Santiago, Roberta Tautua, Shaelyn Paris.

Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Claudine Duke

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Jan. 1, 2012
Claudine Duke, 85, of Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, a retired truck driver and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roriki; sons Herbert, Edward and Howard Troche, and John Duke; daughters Anita Rodrigues, Gwendolyn Rivera, Betty Rodrigues, Emily Rivera and Marie Marquart; stepsons George, Virgil, Charles and Andrew Stinnett; stepdaughter Marie Binauea; 39 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; and 81 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Manuel Correa Fernandes

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Dec. 30, 2011
Manuel Correa Fernandes, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian A. Arita, son Wayne A. and sister Mary Ayers. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Maria Valencia Ganal

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Dec. 23, 2011
Maria Valencia Ganal, 86, of Honolulu, a farmer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Pablo; sons Antonio and Esteven; daughters Corazon Graulty, Amelia Coma and Cecilia Portela; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Lydia Giganti

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LYDIA GIGANTI

Age 90, of Aiea, died in Pearl City Nursing Home.

Born in Pueblo, Colorado. She is survived by husband of 62 years, George Giganti of Aiea, daughter Linda Devore of Wasilla, Alaska, 2 grand daughters of Anchorage, Alaska and brother Rod Gutierrez of Bencia, Calif.

Services 1 pm, 10 Jan at the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No Flowers. No Donations.

Lydia Giganti

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Dec. 5, 2011
Lydia Giganti, 90, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by husband George M., daughter Linda Devore, brother Rod Gutierrez, caregiver Eva Thomas and two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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GEORGE K. GODFREY

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GEORGE K. GODFREY

Age 82, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2011 in Aiea. Born December 5, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Loretta Godfrey; son, George (Dee-dee) Godfrey, Jr.; daughters, Kathleen (Rick) Ragona of CA, Marcella-Ann (Brian) Marumoto of Maui, Francine (Arnold) Iaea, Carolyn (Bob) Cook of CA, Geraldine (John) Kingery of OR; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grand-children.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ann Yoshie Hoo

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Dec. 13, 2011
Ann Yoshie Hoo, 73, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Wallace W.G.; sons Randy W., Russell W. and Rick W.; daughter Laura A.; brothers Francis and Earl Shigemitsu; sisters Margaret Shigemitsu and Betty Chin; and a grandchild. No services. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services.

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Martin Esteban Jr.

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Jan. 3, 2012
Martin Esteban Jr., 77, of Hilo, formerly of Lanai, a retired meat department supervisor, fish buyer and meat cutter at KTA Super Stores and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Edith “Edie”; sons Nathan, Gregory and Martin B.; daughter Tina Cook; sisters Geraldine Sivils and Germaine Lockman; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Private burial at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Joseph Morrison Irvine Jr.

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Dec. 18, 2011
Joseph Morrison “Uncle Jackie” Irvine Jr., 84, of Waianae, a former Gomes School Bus Service driver and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Joseph, Raymond, Robert and Brian; daughters Druearilyn Kauhane, Danalyn Sialega and Elaine Brown; sisters Geraldine “Earl” Costa and Anabel “Mokihana” Ramos; hanai brother John Agoan; 32 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Nathan Kalei Kamali’i

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Dec. 30, 2011
Nathan Kalei Kamali’i, 65, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Maui Memorial Medical Center admitting clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Jane L., sons Darin K. and Jason P.K., daughter Leilehua “Lei” Ikegami and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Shigeru Kami

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Dec. 30, 2011
Robert Shigeru Kami, 91, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired state Department of Agriculture weed inspector, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Rolberta Masaki and Joenne Kami-Kim; sisters Julia Kawasaki, Myrtle Kunitake, Helen Okamoto and Jeanette Tanaka; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Margaret Akiko Kealoha

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Nov. 30, 2011
Margaret Akiko Kealoha, 100, of Honolulu, a self-employed dressmaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Nuuanu Congregational Church or Waialua United Church of Christ.

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Betty D. Ling

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Dec. 29, 2011
Betty D. Ling, 87, of Kailua, a writer, composer and teacher and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by daughters Melissa Ling-Ing and Cindy, Melinda and Olivia Ling; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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Eleanor Yok Gnin Lum

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Dec. 3, 2011
Eleanor Yok Gnin “Aunty Mui” Lum, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lenette B.M. Tam and Lynn Lum; brothers Bernard and David Yuen; sisters Bessie Young, Loretta Loo, Leilani Mau and Peace Wong; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Sister Maria Seraphina Maziliauskaite

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Dec. 29, 2011
Sister Maria Seraphina Maziliauskaite, 104, of Honolulu, a sister who taught at the historic Fort Street School; Sacred Hearts Convent, Nuuanu; and Immaculate Conception School in Lihue, Kauai, died. She was born in Lithuania. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Malia o ka Malu Convent, 1117 4th Ave. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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William C. Murphy

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Dec. 24, 2011
William C. “Billy” Murphy, 66, of Honolulu, a retired maitre d’ at Nick’s Fish Market, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Michelle A., sons Shawn M. and Christopher A., daughter Caitlin, mother Jane Dunn Lowe and two grandchildren. Services pending.

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TSURUKO NAKASONE

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TSURUKO NAKASONE

Age 101, of Honolulu, passed away on December 26, 2011. Born in Hamakuapoko, Maui, she was a retired proprietress of Jane’s Fountain. Preceded in death by her husband, Matsuro and son, Richard, she is survived by her sons, James K. (Jane K.), Robert T. (Wakako), George M. and Kenneth M. (Lynn C.) Nakasone; daughter, Jane M. Nakasone; seven grand-children; nine great-grand-children; sisters, Sue (Ralph) Ige and Nan (Roy) Tsuruda.

Mrs. Nakasone was a member of Jikoen Hongwanji, Ishikawa Shijin Kai and Lanakila Okinawa Nenchosha Club.

Visitation from 1:00 p.m. Thursday (January 12, 2012) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 2:00 p.m. No flowers.

Raymond Hiroshi Oda

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Dec. 20, 2011
Raymond Hiroshi Oda, 83, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Judith Y.; daughters Jacqueline Sawai and Traci Ann Shiraishi; brother Kenneth; sisters Margaret Nosse, Gladys Aoki and Helen Tanaka; and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Helen Miyoko Okasaki

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Dec. 26, 2011
Helen Miyoko Okasaki, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Ethel’s seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Jan K. Marushige and Julie C. Lau, brothers Hisao and Paul T. Togawa, sisters Masako Yanohira and Dorothy K. Teramae, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Randolf Forbes Palk

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Dec. 12, 2011
Randolf Forbes “Randy” Palk, 66, of Honolulu, a retired bartender, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Lei Gonzales; brothers John and Charles Palk, and Robert Orita; and sisters Linda Murphy, Wanda Rauschenburg, Susan DeDely and Christine Tokoma’ata. Private services.

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DARRYL RAY SESPENE

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DARRYL RAY SESPENE

Age 49, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away December 13, 2011 in Aiea. Born October 25,
1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Darryl was employed by KKK Aluminum and Glass, Inc.

He is survived by wife, Claire Sespene; son, Jonah Sespene; daughter, Noelle Sespene; mother, Dolores Sespene; sisters, Rena (Mert) Sespene-Hinz of MN, Resa (Robert) Sespene Hungerford.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

TOMAS B. TAGUBA

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TOMAS B. TAGUBA

Age 92, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 18, 2011 in Mililani. Born January 31, 1919 in Estefania, Amulung, Cagayan, Philippines. A retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class.

He is survived by sons, Antonio (Debra) Taguba of VA, Jose Alexander (Ann) Taguba of AL, Arthur (Vicki) Taguba of TX; daughters, Estrellita (Michael) Ebersole of AZ, Evelyn (Luis) Garcia of AZ, Elaine Taguba, Emeline (Troy) Ogasawara; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 10) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; (1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Walter A. Wellinger

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Dec. 22, 2011
Walter A. Wellinger, 80, of Kihei, Maui, a pilot for the Navy and a commercial airline, died at home. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by wife Jeanne, son Bill and sister Kay Hunt. Services: 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church by the Sea, 100 Kulanihakoi St., Kihei. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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