Archive for January 21st, 2012

James Scott Anderson

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Nov. 28, 2011
James Scott Anderson, 80, of San Francisco, an investment planner at SF Sentry, San Francisco, died in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother John W. and sister Patricia Towill. Private services.

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GUMERSINDO MARTINEZ ATANIS

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GUMERSINDO MARTINEZ ATANIS

Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 20, 2011 in Honolulu. Born January 13, 1924 in Vigan Ilocos Sur, Philippines. U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by wife, Normita C. Atanis; sons, Rogelio (Catherine) Atanis, Gumersindo (Fe) Atanis, Rolando Atanis, William Lagandaon Atanis; daughter, Evangeline Lagandaon Pangilinan; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (January 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (January 26) at St Joseph Church; Mass 11:15 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome .

Sandra Susan Barnes

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Jan. 15, 2012
Sandra Susan Barnes, 61, of Hilo, a former bookkeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Adam Harrison, daughter Germaine Murphy, brother Raymond Asuncion, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wilfredo C. Caban

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Jan. 8, 2012
Wilfredo C. Caban, 51, of Koloa, Kauai, a Grand Hyatt Resort public area worker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by fiancee Angie Fevella; sons Wilmar and Jeffrey Caban, and Jordan Demotto-Caban; daughters Liabelle Cadiz and Raven Joy Caban; brother Gerry; sisters Perlita Casallo, Laring Caban, Anita Alonzo and Bebe Caban; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Burial to be held in the Philippines.

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Jane Kazue Culpepper

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Jan. 17, 2012
Jane Kazue Culpepper, 95, of Honolulu, a retired homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Paul, sister Gertrude Nakahara and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

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IRENE ROSETTA ELSTON

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IRENE ROSETTA
ELSTON

Age 97, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 29, 2011 in Aiea. Born May 20, 1914 in Bryn Mawr, PA. A member of the Waipahu Neighborhood Board for 30 years, past president of Waipahu Neighborhood Improvement Association and member of Waipahu Community Association.

She is survived by son, Halford B. Elston (Darlene); and grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Hope Chandler Hearst

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Jan. 11, 2012
Hope Chandler Hearst, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker and widow of a son of business magnate and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, will be remembered in services 5:30 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. She died in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by son David W. Jr., brother Warren Coley, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Reception to follow the services. Private burial. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Rosalina Hemphill

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Jan. 16, 2012
Rosalina Hemphill, 76, of Wahiawa, a laundry cleaning services employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son James Jr.; daughter Jacqueline El-Tawil; brothers Edward, Julio, Jaime, Gilbert and Raphael Tomas; sisters Helen Latorre and Rose Maikui; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ernest Tsutomu Higashi

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Dec. 17, 2011
Ernest Tsutomu Higashi, 84, of Honolulu, a retired painter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kahana. He was survived by wife Loretta, brother Mitsuji and sisters Marion Kimura and Amy Teves. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Loretta Mae Higashi

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Dec. 23, 2011
Loretta Mae Higashi, 85, of Mililani died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Charleston, W.Va. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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ROBERT T. HIRAYAMA

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ROBERT T. HIRAYAMA

Age 89, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away December 24, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born July 12, 1922 in Mokuleia, Hawaii. A World War II Veteran of the US Army 442nd Regimental Combat Team K Company. A retired heavy equipment inspector at Schofield Barracks.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn Hirayama; sons, Lloyd (Betsy Ann) Hirayama of CA, Wayne (Marcy) Hirayama, Ralph Hirayama of IL, Arnold (Linda) Hirayama; 4 grandchildren; brothers, Hiroshi (Janet) Hirayama of CA, Thomas (June) Hirayama, Ted (Joyce) Hirayama of CA, Isao (Lynn) Hirayama of CA; sister, Harriet Shimamoto of NV; sister-in-law, Frances Hirayama of CA.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Harold Clark II

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Jan. 13, 2012
Harold “Hal” Clark II, 66, of Makakilo, a geologist and a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Makakilo. He was born in Warrington, Va. He is survived by wife Nedra, brother Edward M. and sister Chavela Holland. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Clement Howard Boring Jr.

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Dec. 16, 2011
Clement Howard “C.H.” Boring Jr., 92, of Honolulu, a retired fire chief in Rosenberg, Texas, died in Honolulu. He was born in Rosenberg. He is survived by wife Anne B.; sons Reginald, Wayne and Thomas Boring, and Mike and John Bell; daughters Nita Jean, Diane Hambrook, Kathy Pavelka and Liz Toy; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Waikiki Baptist Church, 424 Kuamoo St., Honolulu. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Youth Van Upkeep at Waikiki Baptist Church.

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Robert F. Sharp Jr.

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Jan. 16, 2012
Robert F. Sharp Jr., 60, of Waialua, a retired electrician, died. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife LaVonne, sons Robert Bone and William Sharp, daughters Amy and Alice, sister Ann Corbin and two grandchildren. Private services and scattering of ashes to be held.

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Robert Kansaku

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Jan. 10, 2012
Robert “Tutu Man” Kansaku, 90, of Kapolei, a retired heavy-duty equipment operator with the Operator Engineers Union, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert Jr. and David, daughter Roberta Chung and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Makakilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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HAROLD “HAL” PANG LAGMAY

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HAROLD “HAL” PANG LAGMAY

Age 63, of Los Banos, CA, passed away December 9, 2011 in Los Banos, CA. Born in Honolulu, HI. Purchasing Agent for Joseph Gallo Farms, Atwater, CA. Farrington High School, Class of 1966

Survivors: Wife of 40 years: Margie Lagmay (Los Banos, CA), Daughter: Amy Verity (Fullerton, CA), Son-in-law: Michael Verity, Grandsons: Ryan & Jack Verity, Brothers: Phillip Lagmay (Honolulu, HI) and Gene Lagmay (Ewa Beach, HI).

Scattering of ashes at 8 a.m. at Waikiki Beach behind the Duke’s statue. Memorial lunch to follow at 9:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 2933 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki. Casual attire. No flowers, please. Contributions can be made to Memorial Hospital Los Banos’s Foundation, c/o Michelle Marchese, in memory of Harold “Hal” Lagmay, 520 West I St., Los Banos, CA 93635.

Robin Edmund Lee

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Jan. 3, 2012
Robin Edmund Lee, 63, of Kahana, Maui, a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, a commercial fisherman and retired Honolulu Fire Department captain, died in Kahana. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Victoria A.; sons Edmund K., Robin H. and Victor K.; daughters Keanani C. Custodio, and Ke‘alohi M. and Aulani V. Lee; sister Susan H.; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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Donna Kay Harvey Mahoe

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Dec. 11, 2011
Donna Kay Harvey Mahoe, 72, of Waianae, an education services technician for the Air Force, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Wheeling, W.Va. She is survived by husband John K. Jr., sons Lance K. and Keith K., brother Bob H. Harvey and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Josefa Julian Miguel

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Dec. 24, 2011
Josefa Julian “Nana Sepa” Miguel, 86, of Haleiwa died in Haleiwa. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Joseph, daughter Jofel Curtis, brothers Ambrocio and Rodolfo Julian, sister Juliana Sison, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Roch Church, 56-350 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Rosario Companero Millari

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Dec. 28, 2011
Rosario Companero “Sayong” Millari, 98, of Kahuku, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Felicidad “Felie” Ulep-Mitzman, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Roch’s Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mary M. Moore

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Jan. 1, 2012
Mary M. Moore, 64, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Charles, sons Jonathan Moore and Jayson Yoshioka-Moore, daughter Charlyn, brother Fred Maika‘i and seven grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Isaac Kaleialii Namuo

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Dec. 27, 2011
Isaac Kaleialii “Ike” Namuo, 83, of Waimanalo, a bus driver at HRT and MTL, and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Alvin; sisters Amber Smith, Celia Fernandez, Bernice Cababat and Elizabeth Namuo; and companion Claire Cabrido. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Dora Kauionamauna Oba

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Jan. 10, 2012
Dora Kauionamauna Oba, 78, of Waipahu, a state Department of Human Services clerk typist, died. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by sons Whiston K. Kaulili Jr., and James “Kimo” Jr. and William P. Keanu; daughters Renee “Kamalani” Keanu and Faith “Angel” Kaolulo; brothers John and Winston “Naka” Piohia; sisters Rachel “Bae” Brickwood, Cornelia “Connie” Wise, Anna Nihipali, Kahina Kates and Linda Johnson; hanai sisters Annie Kaolulo, Alice Makue and Verna-Lou Iha; 22 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 28 at Kalaiakamanu Hou Congregational Church, Kalamaula, Molokai. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m at Kapaakea Cemetery, Kaunakakai, Molokai. Casual attire. No flowers on Oahu only.

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Mildred Rapoza

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Nov. 29, 2011
Mildred Rapoza, 88, of Laguna Hills, Calif., died in Laguna Hills. She was born in Laguna Hills. She is survived by daughter Audrey Fulwiler, sister Margaret Rego, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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MAMIE PABLIN SABIHON

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MAMIE PABLIN SABIHON

Mamie Pablin Sabihon passed away on January 16, 2012 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, California at the age of 91. She was born on April 15, 1920 in Oahu, Hawaii in area near Schofield Barracks what was then called Leilehua Village. Raised in Brodie II, a Hawaiian Pineapple Camp, Mamie was a long time resident of Wahiawa. Her family relocated to Southern California in July 1967. Mamie graduated from Leilehua High School, Class of 1938, was an avid bowler and retired from J.C. Penny’s Corporation in 1986. Widow of the late Stanley Sabihon, she is survived by her four daughters Winona (Cliff) Lane (4 children and 13 grandchildren), Gylene (Rod) Ornellas (2 children and 1 grandchild), Alison (Mickey) Shimabukuro (2 children and 1 grandchild), Christine Sabihon (2 children), one son Darrell (Ellen) Sabihon (2 children and 4 grandchildren), and brother Cyril Pablin who now resides in the Philippine Islands. Mamie was blessed with twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren and is known as “Granny” by all. Online condolences: www.holy crossmortuary.com

Edward Martins Sr.

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Jan. 11, 2012
Edward Martins Sr., 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kauai County retiree, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by sons Donald Engwer, and Edward Jr. and Thomas Martins; daughters Susan Hernandez and Judith Cole; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. No services.

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Donald Tamotsu Motoyama Sr.

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Dec. 31, 2011
Donald Tamotsu Motoyama Sr., 71, of Pearl City died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Donald Jr., Darren and Lance; daughter Lori Featheran; sister Dulcie Terada; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Jimmy Andres Tabios

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Dec. 2, 2011
Jimmy Andres Tabios, 54, of Waipahu, a meat cutter at Pacific Super Market in Waipahu, died in the Philippines. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by former wife Mildred Bumanglag, son Dexter, daughter Mabelle, mother Lydia Manuel and sisters Evelyn Ogami and Jean Bilan. Services held.

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Florentina Luna Tagaca

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Dec. 19, 2011
Florentina Luna “Tinang” Tagaca, 80, of Aiea, a Honolulu Airport retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mariano Jr., Billamor and Keone “Kahimohala”; daughters Pearla Tagaca and Gloria Yanaga; brothers Lawrence, Jimmy and Frankie Luna; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Seichi Taira

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Jan. 10, 2012
Seichi Taira, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Aiea Intermediate School custodian, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Milton K. and John K., daughter Shelly Y. Shimabukuro, sister Jane Shimabukuro and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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