Archive for January 13th, 2012

James Warren Baker

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Jan. 5, 2012
James Warren Baker, 52, of Kailua-Kona, a concrete mason and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Quincy, Mass. He is survived by wife Deborah; son Aaron; daughter Salene; father Eugene; brothers Richard and Marc Baker, and Joey and Carmen Zanghi; sister Cynthia; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Paula J. Carroll

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Jan. 7, 2012
Paula J. Carroll, 46, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died in Wailuku. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by husband Christopher F., sons Duke P. and Casey S., daughter Merrill L.K., father Benny L. Wood, mother Mary J. Wood, brother David D. Wood and sister Brenda Brady. Private services.

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Violet Y.S. Ching

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Dec. 27, 2011
Violet Y.S. Ching, 88, of Aiea, a Department of Education substitute teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harvey C.W., Wendell T.W. and Craig G.W.; sisters Lily and Andrea Yee, and Sue Mun; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 10 a.m. Private graveside services. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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May Haumea Christian

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Jan. 4, 2012
May Haumea Christian, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ron; brothers Alvin, James and Eugene Brown; and sister Dora Seto. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Simeon Ku’ulei Crawford

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Dec. 26, 2011
Simeon Ku’ulei “Sims” Crawford, 70, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, and Wahiawa, a truck driver at RHS Lee Trucking Co. in Honolulu, died at home in Waikoloa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Samuel and Donnavan; daughters Rowena Morlock, Miranda Coronel and Desiree Crawford-Bonner; brother Abe; sisters Mildred Forsythe, Ellen Yamaguchi and Winifred Gonsalves; and 15 grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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Faustino Madriaga Dela Cruz

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Dec. 22, 2011
Faustino Madriaga Dela Cruz, 69, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Sur Apari, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rebecca C., daughter Nimfa, mother Vicenta, brother Patricio and sister Elena Pe. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puu-hale Road. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Christina Cui

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Dec. 12, 2011
Christina “Chris” Cui, 82, of Pearl City, a Sky Chef retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Ben; sons Wayne, Allan and Carl; daughters Beryl Senarighi, Beverly Alaka’i, Barbara Hosaka and Sandra Bradshaw; sister Isabella Shue; 20 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Angeline K.S. Dickson

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Dec. 12, 2011
Angeline K.S. “Sweetheart” Dickson, 91, of Hilo and Honolulu, a retiree from the state Department of Agriculture and Hilo YMCA, died in Hi’olani Care Center, Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Maulili, George and Charles; daughters Irene Biehn, Angeline M. Hind and Evelyn Long; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Raymond T. Eto

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Dec. 4, 2011
Raymond T. Eto, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired painter, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Vernon; daughter Colleen Swain; brothers Walter, Leonard and Larry; sister Edith Horii; and two grandchildren. Services held. No flowers. Donations suggested via check to Castle Medical Center at Development Office, Castle Medical Center, 640 Ulukahiki St., Kailua, HI 96734; or contact the hospital at 263-5335 or email castlemedgift@ah.org.

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Joanne Marie Farden

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Jan. 11, 2012
Joanne Marie Farden, 84, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Dedham, Mass. She is survived by sons Alika and Damien, daughters Marcy McLay and Kahikina Schrier, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Jane Mieko Doi Goo

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Dec. 15, 2011
Jane Mieko Doi Goo, 84, of Wailuku, owner of Lucy Goo’s Pastry Shop, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband George “Buddy,” son Garrett and sister Elinor Fujinaka. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Casey Matao Hayama

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Dec. 19, 2011
Casey Matao Hayama, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Accounting and General Services district manager and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in South Kona. He is survived by wife Naomi, sons Wesley and Dale, daughter Sandra Shimabukuro, brother Wallace S. and a grandchild. Private services.

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Luella Bell Holt

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Dec. 16, 2011
Luella Bell Holt, 76, of Hilo, formerly of Ewa, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Greg Pa; daughters Terri Castillo, Tammy Carson, Lisa DeSa, Kimberly Akamu and Kahea Holt; brother Douglas Bell; sister Clarysse Crane; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles Kenji Kitaoka

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Jan. 3, 2012
Charles Kenji “Charlie” Kitaoka, 79, of Pearl City, a retired Department of Education personnel officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Winifred “Wini,” sons Eric and Craig, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave. Services: 5 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Rachel Uilani Ledesma

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Jan. 9, 2012
Rachel Uilani Ledesma, 57, of Hookamakea, Molokai, a Molokai High School secretary, died. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by husband Antone L. “Tony”; sons Brandon, Lindsey and Bradlee; brother Maurice Lindsey; and sisters Kehau Kaiama and Jaime Maioho. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waialua Congregational Church, Waialua, Molokai. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Arthur T.Y. Lee

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Dec. 31, 2011
Arthur T.Y. Lee, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force command chief master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lois L.; sons Darryl K. and Francis K.; daughter Diane K.; hanai daughters Debra Tario and Sandrianna Lee; brothers Clarence, Richard and Herbert; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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The Rev. Saimone Tupouto’a Lino

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Jan. 8, 2012
The Rev. Saimone Tupouto’a Lino, 46, of Honolulu, a canon missioner of the Pacific Island Ministry for the Episcopal Church, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Kilisilola F.; sons Viliami and Joshua; daughter Anaseini; brothers Tomasi, Soane and Viliami; sister Camilla Zarka; stepbrother Salesi; and stepsisters Luisa and Mele. Night wake: 6 p.m. today at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St. Mass: 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Katherine Lopez

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Dec. 31, 2011
Katherine Lopez, 83, of Kailua, a retired First Hawaiian Bank loan officer, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Paulino Miguel Jr.; daughters Dani Dee and Lydia Daniels; stepsons Joseph Jr. and Steven; stepdaughters Josephine Nobriga, Jane Kaui and Joyce Pascua; brother Boyd Andrade Sr.; sisters Shirley Meheula, Jane Buendia and Maxine Kahaulelio; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneral services.com.

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Magdalena Pasion Ramos

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Dec. 11, 2011
Magdalena Pasion Ramos, 80, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rodrigo, daughter Rhodelynn, brothers Jose and Benjamin Pasion, and sister Rosenda P. Madrid. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Formal attire. Flowers welcome.

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DAVID DASON SHINN

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DAVID DASON SHINN
December 29, 2011

David Dason Shinn 93, of Honolulu, was born and raised in San Francisco, attended Lowell High School, and graduated from San Francisco City College. There he excelled in basketball with his deadly outside set shot. He joined the Army to serve in WW II and was sent on a troop ship headed for the Philippines. However, upon landing in Hawaii, he was reassigned to Fort Shafter. Lucky for him, he not only fell in love with Hawaii, but with a local Korean gal, Mary Lee, his wife for 67 years.

Upon discharge, he joined the Honolulu Police Department. After a 25-year career, David retired as a Major in 1975. He enjoyed the excitement in the Narcotics/Vice and Detective Divisions and was recognized for his interrogation skills and polygraph work. Upon retirement from the HPD, David became the Security Chief for the then Westin Ilikai Hotel. After 10 years, he retired to a life of golfing at the Ala Wai, trips to Las Vegas and other exotic locations, and watching his grandchildren grow up.

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Shinn, daughters Anita Galacia (Godfred) of Irvine, CA, and Carole Shinn and sons Gerald Shinn (Ginny) and Alan Shinn (Ember), six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His daughter, Donna Shinn, recently passed away in October 2011.

A private family memorial service is planned and interment at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

Adrienne Josephine Strauss

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Dec. 22, 2011
Adrienne Josephine Strauss, 82, of Honolulu, a retired educator at elementary and high schools in the Pohnpei District of the Federated States of Micronesia, and at Highlands Intermediate School and St. Andrew’s Priory in Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by daughters Jan Carroll, Debra Burnside and Marta Richardson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 (www.redcloudschool.org); The Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Green Hills Farm, P.O. Box 181, Perkasie, PA 18944-0181 (www.pearl-s-buck.org); St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, P.O. Box 60100, Boulder City, NV 89000-0100 (www.stjudesranch.org/about-st-judes-ranch); or a favorite charity of choice. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Miriam Motoye Tagashira

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Jan. 8, 2012
Miriam Motoye Tagashira, 74, of Pearl City, a Taiyo Inc. office manager and Department of Education cafeteria manager, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George Y., son Eric Y., daughters Lynn T. Nakahara and Suzie Y. Renti Cruz, brothers Minoru Jr. and Herald Takehiro, sister Hiroye Niiya and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Kimiko Murayama Takahashi

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Dec. 20, 2011
Kimiko Murayama Takahashi, 79, of Ewa Beach, a retired Okoriko Japanese Restaurant supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by brother Yoshio Murayama and sisters Tatsuko Kauahi, Matsuko Matsumoto and Takeko Ishiguro. Private services.

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HAROLD H.P. TEVES

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HAROLD H.P. TEVES

Kahu Harold Herbert Puuloa Teves, age 80, of Oceanview, was called home by the Lord December 4, 2011. Born July 14, 1931 to Manuel Tavares Teves and Lily Kahanaiki (Bungo) Teves, he was predeceased in death by his wife, Leinaala Dolores Teves. He is survived by sons David, Ehukai, Puuloa (Martha), and Kamalei (Leeann), eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister Blanche Quintal, niece Lisa Quintal, several nephews and numerous cousins.

A Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, he was a medic and member of the Green Beret, founder and Kahu of the Kahuku Congregational Church, and a Police Chaplain for the Hawaii Police Department.

Service: January 28th at Puka’ana Congregational Church, Kealia, Hawaii. Visitation at 9am. Service at 10am. Inurnment: January 30th at West-Hawaii Veteran’s Cemetery at 9am.

Rolando Tagay Vidal

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Jan. 7, 2012
Rolando Tagay “Lando” Vidal, 54, of Kihei, Maui, a Wailea Golf Course grounds maintenance crew employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia U., sons Eric and Lloyd, parents Rufino M. and Josepa T., brother Wilfredo and sisters Maria Yamashiro, Mina Rose Chan and Luz Siliado. Visitation: 6 p.m. today at St. Theresa Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Betsy Sachiko Watanabe

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Dec. 27, 2011
Betsy Sachiko Watanabe, 85, of Pearl City, a retired accounting clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Yutaka; sons Craig and Keith; daughter Diane; brothers Stanley, Charles and Tetsuro Ushijima; sister Helene Okamoto; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jeanette Keiko Wong

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Dec. 22, 2011
Jeanette Keiko “Pee Wee” Wong, 69, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Credit B of the Pacific retiree, died in Hilo. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Edward C.Y., sons Jason and Jared, brother Gilbert Kamegawa and sisters Emiko Aihara and Gail Kaku. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Ruby Leialoha Wood

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Dec. 29, 2011
Ruby Leialoha Wood, 104, of Honolulu, a retired teacher at Kalihi Waena and Ala Wai elementary schools, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Elizabeth and Sister Helene Wood, and Alexis Kane; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Rosary: 10:30 a.m. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Alz-heimer’s Association of Hawaii. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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