Archive for January 7th, 2012

Maurice W. Akau

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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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Jeannette Arias

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Dec. 26, 2011
Jeannette “Jay” Arias, 69, of Kapolei, formerly of Waimanalo, a Kaneohe Marine Base Bowling Alley maintenance retiree, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Daniel “Swampy” Sr.; sons Rodney Sr., Joseph and Daniel Jr.; daughter Leannette “Nettie” Simmons; brothers Richard and Mansfield Mokuiki; sister Dannette Young; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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PEDRO S. BATALON

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PEDRO S. BATALON

Age 85, of Ewa, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2011 in Ewa. Born November 19, 1926 in Saoatan, Bangued
Abra, Philippines. Pedro was a Army Veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the Oahu Sugar Company.

He is survived by wife, Paulita Batalon; sons, Nestor (Omanhara) Batalon, Raymond (Vangie) Batalon, Peter (Kristin) Batalon, David Batalon; daughters, Arlene Batalon, Dorothy (Mike) Fischer, Juliet Batalon; brother, Beningo (Corazon) Batalon; sister, grandchildren; great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Wednesday (January 11) at Immaculate Conception Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

LUISA CORTEZ CABANILLA

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LUISA CORTEZ CABANILLA

Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 3, 2012 in Ewa. Born August 15, 1924 in Paing Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

She is survived by son, Fred (Wanda) Cabanilla of Minnesota; daughters, Felicidad (Roland) Quiton, Delia Cabanilla; brother, Crispin Cortes of Philippines; sisters, Apolonia Fontanilla, Feliciana Piano of Philippines; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 10) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Carolyn C. Choy

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Nov. 6, 2011
Carolyn C. “Ah Sam” Choy, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Palolo Elementary School teacher, died in Senior Care Center-Manoa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald K.H., Willis K.O. and Jon K.T.; daughter Roberta C. Nakamura; sister Hong Sim Leong; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services pending. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Lolita A. Dela Cruz

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Dec. 19, 2011
Lolita A. Dela Cruz, 81, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by son Roberto, daughter Leonila Asprec, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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EDMUND ETIMANI “EDDIE” “AKAFERU” “HUNKIN” FAO

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EDMUND ETIMANI “EDDIE” “AKAFERU” “HUNKIN” FAO

Age 83, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 7, 2011 in Mililani. Born March 14, 1928 in Vailoatai Tutuila, American Samoa. Edmund was employed by Sandwich Isle Communications and retired from Holsum/Orowheat. He was a ILWU Union Rep.

He is survived by sons, Rodney E. (Marta) Fao of TX, Ernie S. (Cynthia) Fao, Paul H. Fao, Dean “Dino” M. (Ember) Fao; daughters, Rejane A. (Stanley) Hoohuli, Regina M. (Wendell) Sabarre; brothers, Henry (Gloria) Santiago, Bill Lamond, Nehemiah G. Hunkin; sisters, Mildred “Millie” Plunkett of CA, Frances (David) Entriken of OR, Grace Mary Niihau Jacinto, Winona (Harry)
Marinus, Evelina Vaavale of American Samoa, Rulene Lamond, Sandra Lamond; 18 grandchildren 26; great-grandchildren; hanai mom, Violet Santiago; companion, Jeanette Robello; ex-wife, Betty Jane Tomita

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:45 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

PHYLLIS GOCKE

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PHYLLIS GOCKE
May 29, 1922
-December 31, 2011

“When I am gone, just release me. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much happiness you gave me. And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and a Welcome Home”

A Service of the Celebration of Phyllis’ Life will be held at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Waimea on Saturday January 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception at the church. Flowers are welcome. Memorial donations may be sent to St. James’ Church at P.O. Box 278, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743. Condolences may be sent to Wayne Gocke at P.O. Box 2281, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743.

Phyllis was born in Fond du Lac Wisconsin and graduated from Carroll University in Chicago Illinois, where she met and married her beloved husband, Wayne.

Phyllis retired from Honolulu Magazine as an Advertising Sales Manager and in the mid-eighties was awarded the prestigious Media Person of the Year Award by the Advertising Agency Association of Hawaii for her excellence in marketing, creativity, drive and public relations skills.

Phyllis and Wayne happily retired and became community advocates and active volunteers in their final island home in Waimea. Phyllis was devoted to St. James’ Church and will be lovingly remembered for her smiles, laughter, kolohe ways and graceful loving manner of which she shared each and every day with everyone.

Yoshi Inouye

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YOSHI INOUYE

91, peacefully passed away on December 22, 2011. born in Tokyo, Japan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gordon K. Inouye.

She is survived by her sons; Guy(Ruriko), John (Yuk Mei), Alfred(Gahchee) of Los Angeles, Douglas(Jane),
Tyrone(LeeAnn); daughters; Julie Nobuko(Kenneth) Yone- da, Michelle Seiko(George) Itokazu, Lena Reiko (Norio) Okada, Lisa Miyoko(Alvin) Michaelson of Los Angeles; eighteen grand-children; nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be January 14, 2012. (Saturday)Visitation 12 noon services at 1 p.m. @ Hosoi Garden Mortuary
Casual attire.

Sun Pok Kang

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Dec. 27, 2011
Sun Pok Kang, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Sung Mo; sons Tae Hong and Tae Young; daughters Hyun Suk, Hyun Ran and Hyun Mee; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

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Shiu Ip Lau

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Dec. 29, 2011
Shiu Ip Lau, 68, of Honolulu, a caregiver at care homes, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Hon Hung, son Vincent, sister Mui Moon Ip and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Betty D. Ling

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Dec. 29, 2011
Betty D. Ling, 87, of Kailua, a writer, composer, 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, Belinda and Olivia Ling; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Francis T.K. Miller

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Dec. 22, 2011
Francis T.K. Miller, 68, of Hilo, a self-employed cook, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by companion Pearl Mokuhalii; son Francis Jr.; daughters Jessie and Kanani Miller, Angel Saizon and Jamielyn Amituanai; stepson Troy Mokuhalii; stepdaughter Chantelle Ballesteros; brother John “Chubby” Jr.; sisters Wilma “Shadda” Galdeira and Elaine “Nette” Kiko; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional services to be held in Hilo at a later date. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Tsuruko Nakasone

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Dec. 26, 2011
Tsuruko Nakasone, 101, of Honolulu, a retired Jane’s Fountain proprietress, died. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by sons James K., Robert T., George M. and Kenneth M.; daughter Jane M.; sisters Sue Ige and Nan Tsuruda; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. No flowers.

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George Paris

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Dec. 19, 2011
George “Joy Boy” Paris, also known as “Big Dog,” 49, of Waianae, an Ironworkers Union Local 625 safety coordinator, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Davidine H.; son Chivas; daughters Chablis and Champagne Paris, Austi Costales and Shantel Waipa; parents T. George and Violet “Sunday”; brothers Shon Paris-Moeai, Roman, Bronson, Kylin and Shane “Fatso” Paris, and Fa’a Auelua; sisters Keren and Shaelyn Paris, Gloria Santiago and Roberta Tautua; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Nieves Bolos Sagarang

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Dec. 23, 2011
Nieves Bolos Sagarang, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Kala Kids seamstress, died at home. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Radford A. and Gregory P., daughter Valerie A. Matsumura, brothers Benjamin and Bernaldo Bolos, sister Dolores Shimabuku, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Ronald John Saragosa

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Dec. 15, 2011
Ronald John Saragosa, 58, of Hilo, an Atebara Chip Factory supervisor, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Ronald Jr., Jeremy K. and Damien K.; brothers Louie, Leroy and Stanley; companion Vennie P. Brodo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m.

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Chad Takeo Segawa

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Dec. 24, 2011
Chad Takeo Segawa, 37, of Kaneohe, a University of Hawaii student, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Carl and Yvonne, brother Craig and sister Nicole. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at the park cemetery.

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Darryl Ray Sespene

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Dec. 13, 2011
Darryl Ray Sespene, 49, of Ewa Beach, a KKK Aluminum and Glass Inc. employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Claire, son Jonah, daughter Noelle, mother Dolores and sisters Rena Sespene-Hinz and Resa S. Hungerford. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Wilfred Masaichi Taira

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Dec. 31, 2011
Wilfred Masaichi Taira, yago-Uchiuebaru, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, medic, E Company, died at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tsutoe T.; sons Terry N., Dan T. and Nathan A.; daughters Carolyn S. Shimabuku, Gwen E. Sasaki and Pat A. Taira; brothers Walter T., Richard S. and Harry S.; sisters Susan H. Takara, Jane M. Taira and Blanche S. Kiyabu; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kazuko Taketa

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Dec. 12, 2011
Kazuko “Pat” Taketa, 88, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Derek, daughters Sandra Pollard and Lorna Taketa, brother Richard Saiki, sisters Sumie Kaneshiro and Dana Kawahigashi, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Edwin Garcia Villanueva

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Jan. 1, 2012
Edwin Garcia “Gus” Villanueva, 75, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired supervisor at the former Kau Sugar Plantation and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marion O. Kittelson-Villanueva; son Elgon J.; daughters Jacquelyn “Jackie” Sinclair, Angela “Angie” Packer and Peggy Kalalau; hanai daughters Anne K. Dorsey and Karen K. Martin; sisters Katherine Villanueva and Rose M. Evangelista; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mitsuko I. Yamashita

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Dec. 18, 2011
Mitsuko I. Yamashita, 98, of Honolulu, a domestic housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Jean Zimmerman and Grace Tsuda, brother Yoshio Ishikane, sister Itsuko Sakamoto, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran