Archive for January 19th, 2012

Emmaline L.K. Akiona

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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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ANGELINA “ANGIE” CAYETANO

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ANGELINA “ANGIE” CAYETANO

Age 77, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away December 23, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born August 2, 1934 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Allen Cayetano, Alton “Butchie Boy” Cayetano; daughters, Vanessa (John) Rabago, Verna (Miguel) Cayetano, Verena Cayetano, Vina Cayetano; brothers, Miguel “Mike” Toledo, Marcelino Mac” (Sue) Magalianes, Saturino “Tony” (Janet) Magalianes; sister, Neves (Frank) Galbiso; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (January 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 24) at St Joseph Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Michael Chapman

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Jan. 11, 2012
Michael Chapman of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Clifford Silverstein, son Adam, stepdaughters Lynn Sutton and Pam Gillespie, sister Sandra Gillespie and four grandchildren. Services to be announced at a later date.

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Donald Ditch

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Oct. 23, 2011
Donald Ditch, 61, of San Antonio, a self-employed worker and basketball referee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Uldric and Warren S., daughter Angela Carerra, brothers Warren Jr. and Stewart, sisters Camellia Crosby and Cherisse Relacion, and a grandchild. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date on Kauai. Condolences may be sent to Uldric Ditch, 10941 Shady Lane, Corpus Christi, TX, 78410.

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DIANE H. FUNG

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DIANE H. FUNG

Age 65, of Kaneohe, passed away on December 24, 2011. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired teacher for the DOE at Red Hill Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Aaron; son, Tristan; daughters, Chloe (Alex) Rista, Loren (Shane) Watanuki and Tiffany (Andrew) Phillips; ten grandchildren; mother, Elsie Hataye and sister Carolyn (Stephen) Kawahara.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church; memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Sister Marie Therese Hickey

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Jan. 11, 2012
Sister Marie Therese Hickey, formerly Theresa Marie, 79, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Esther Paakaula, hanai brother John Gomes and hanai sister Marie Olsen. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Church. Remembrances and eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m.Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Cris Tutanes Lagapa

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Dec. 22, 2011
Cris Tutanes Lagapa, 90, of Aiea, a retired heavy-equipment mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop No. 02 and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Bohol, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria C.; sons Christopher, Robert, Stanley and Andrew; daughter Geraldine “Geri” Bacon; brother Bonifacio “Boning”; sister LillianUlgaran; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gloria V. Laguana

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Jan. 3, 2012
Gloria V. Laguana, 75, of Wahiawa, a retired barber, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by sons Clifford J. Villados and Jimmy D., Michael R., Edward A., John F. Jr. and Richard A. Laguana; brother Donald Villados; sisters GladysJacobs and Patricia Luna;20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Collin H.P. Leong

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Jan. 14, 2012
Collin H.P. Leong, 40, of Hono-lulu, an engineer with Ralph S. Inouye Co., died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rona, sons Cedric and Caleb, parents Francis and Hannah, brothers Aaron and Brian, and sister Terri-Ann. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Eulogy and remembrances at noon. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Leonard Ku‘umilimili Mamala

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Dec. 25, 2011
Leonard Ku‘umilimili Mamala, 61, of Waianae died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Rodney Willis and George Baker; and sisters April Panui, Henrietta “Honeygirl” Anakalea, Roxanne Mamala, Malia Willis, Emma Sarono and Susie Kama-Popovich. Services: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Maili Beach Park, across Kaukamana Street. Scattering of ashes to be held on March 20 at Waikiki Beach (Walls). Casual beach attire.

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David Leon Martin

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Jan. 3, 2012
David Leon “Dave” Martin, 78, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired machinist for McDonnell Douglas and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Whittier, Calif. He is survived by wife Josephine; son David T.; stepsons Steven, Jeffrey and Alan Winters; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Hilda M. Martin

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Jan. 11, 2012
Hilda M. Martin, 96, of Kapolei died in Kapolei. She was born in Madison County, Iowa. She is survived by daughters Helene Grgurich and Phyllis Grimmond; caregivers Anie Decierdo, Connie Catacutan and Thelma Remotap; 30 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial to be held in Nebraska.

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Suezette Kaleomililani Mercado

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Dec. 18, 2011
Suezette Kaleomililani “Suesue” Mercado, 49, of Hilo died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Daesha Lynn and Tabree Antonio; brothers Zachary Tadio and Chuck Kaina; sisters Sharon Hawkins, Jane Sato and Laroma Parker; and five grandchildren. Private services and scattering of ashes held.

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John Mertus

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Jan. 14, 2012
John Mertus, 72, of Hilo, a retired ophthalmologist and a Navy lieutenant, died at home. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Joanne; son Paul; daughters Anne Davis, Malia Bauer, Lisa Shelton and Amy Milner; sisters Mary “Susie” Thies and Ruth Strohminger; and 14 grandchildren. Private services.

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Janis Makalapua Omori

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Dec. 3, 2011
Janis Makalapua “Babe” Omori, 63, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a supervisor at Macadamia Nut Factory and employee at Mrs. Field’s Cookie Co. and Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Lawrence; sons Larryjason and Troy; sisters Barbara Parish, Jennifer Friels and Sonja Kalili; and five grandchildren. Visitation and mass: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Casual attire.

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Chisato Onouye

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Dec. 3, 2011
Chisato “Esther” Onouye, 88, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by son Richard, brother Masami Komatsu, sister Janet Kato, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Manuel Soares

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Dec. 27, 2011
Manuel Soares, 88, of Aiea, a retired transportation operations lead foreman at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Tove; sons Isaacs Soares and Robert, Mitchell, Aaron and Mark Freitas; daughters Ingrid Burrows and Rennay Angut; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Thomas Soriano

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Dec. 19, 2011
Thomas “Tommy” Soriano, 67, of Ewa Beach, a retired Dupont Paint Co. warehouse manager and an Air Force veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Priscila R., son Robert, daughters Leilani Visarra and Lavi R. Soriano, brother Victor, sisters Emiliana S. Agcaoili and Barbara S. Namocot, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Alfred Gerard Santos Sr.

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Jan. 1, 2012
Alfred Gerard Santos Sr., 73, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired construction supervisor at Maui Excavation and Construction, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Luana M., sons Alfred G. Jr. and Scott R., daughter Raina L., brother Rodney D., sister Bernice L. Lea and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Joel Lester Thornton

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Jan. 12, 2012
Joel Lester Thornton, 65, of Glenwood, Hawaii, a reliability manager at Ocean Technology Inc. and Litton Industries, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Way Cross, Ga. He is survived by wife Andrea, son Tito, sister Toni, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Edith Torres

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Jan. 6, 2012
Edith “Rosemarie” Torres, 81, of Kaneohe died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Donald, Lawrence and Patrick; daughters Donna Crosley and Lorinda Johnson, two sisters, 18 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Dolores Behasa Ulangca

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Dec. 13, 2011
Dolores Behasa Ulangca, 87, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Matias Jr. and Nolan, daughters Abigail Delaforce and Deenette Saragena, sisters Trinidad Malia and Josephine Nicolas, 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Edie Warner

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Jan. 10, 2012
Robert Edie Warner, 70, of Honolulu, an attorney and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by companion Tuyet Hoa Tran, sons Robert T. and Michael P., daughters Susan Warner and Amy Tran, and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Cynthia Ann Watanabe

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Jan. 14, 2012
Cynthia Ann Watanabe, 49, of Hilo, a homemaker, died. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Darryl; sons Samuel, Quintin and Joshua; parents Allen and Emily Cheung; and sister Patricia Miyake. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Missionary Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.

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Neil Lloyd Watson

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Jan. 13, 2012
Neil Lloyd Watson, 81, of Waianae, a retired electrician, died. He was born in Washington. He is survived by partner Jacquelene; daughters Sandie Koplowitz, Linda Johnson and Diana Hoyem; brother Stan; and sister Carol Hawes. No services. Donations suggested to Bristol Hospice, 500 Ala Moana Blvd. No. 4-545, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Stanley Shigemi Yamamoto

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STANLEY SHIGEMI YAMAMOTO

77, of Honolulu, an army veteran, and a retired general contractor and owner of A-1 Hydro Mechanics Corporation, International Masons, Paddock Pools Hawaii, and other subsidiary companies, died January 4, 2012 at Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Henrietta B. I. (Au) Yamamoto; sister, Barbara Yamamoto; sons, Jason Yamamoto and Jeffrey Yamamoto; and daughters, Tracy Yamamoto and Sandra Yamamoto.

He is a graduate of the McKinley High School class of 1952. He loved deep-sea fishing and was a member of the Leeward Trollers Fishing Club. He also received his heart transplant 21 years ago from St. Francis Medical Center.

A celebration of his life will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Saturday (January 21). Visitation at 9:00 a.m. and Services at 10:00 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Shigemi Yamamoto

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STANLEY SHIGEMI YAMAMOTO

77, of Honolulu, an army veteran, and a retired general contractor and owner of A-1 Hydro Mechanics Corporation, International Masons, Paddock Pools Hawaii, and other subsidiary companies, died January 4, 2012 at Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Henrietta B. I. (Au) Yamamoto; sister, Barbara Yamamoto; sons, Jason Yamamoto and Jeffrey Yamamoto; and daughters, Tracy Yamamoto and Sandra Yamamoto.

He is a graduate of the McKinley High School class of 1952. He loved deep-sea fishing and was a member of the Leeward Trollers Fishing Club. He also received his heart transplant 21 years ago from St. Francis Medical Center.

A celebration of his life will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Saturday (January 21). Visitation at 9:00 a.m. and Services at 10:00 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Kong Win Young

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Jan. 7, 2012
David Kong Win Young, 80, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary C.; sons Vance, Derek and Darcy; daughter Jan Shefte; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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