Archive for January 24th, 2012

Felipe J. Agustin

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Jan. 16, 2012
Felipe J. “Phil” Agustin, 76, of Waialua, a Federal Express retiree and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Waialua. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Bernadette, daughter Trina A. Casey, brothers Ernesto and William, sisters Elizabeth Omori and Angelina Agsalda, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Waialua United Church of Christ. Casual attire.

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Kanacio Amay

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Jan. 11, 2012
Kanacio Amay, 91, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired state maintenance employee, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by sons August “Sonny” and Julio “James,” seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Donald Brant Anderson

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Jan. 13, 2012
Donald Brant Anderson, 84, of Kahuku, an American Airlines pilot, died in Kahuku. He was born in Redondo Beach, Calif. He is survived by wife Elsa, daughter Gail Lynam, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Dionicio Balaoro Baruela

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Dec. 2, 2011
Dionicio Balaoro “Dio” Baruela, 67, of Pahala, Hawaii, a landscaper, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in San Juan, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmelita Q.; sons Lustrimido, Leonard, Eduard, Ramel, Ruel and Rolly; daughters Merly Baruela, Elsa Corpus and Cely Ramirez; brother Emeo; sisters Pearlita Line and Elizabeth Baruela; half brothers Reyno and Romy Blaza; and 20 grandchildren. All-night vigil: 5 p.m. Saturday at the family residence in Pahala. Final services and committal to be held in San Juan. Casual attire.

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Karen Ruth Blake

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Jan. 20, 2012
Karen Ruth Blake, 56, of Princeville, Kauai, a Princeville Community Association design administrator, died. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by husband George, sons Camren and Devin, daughter Amanda and a grandchild. Mass: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Williams Church, Hanalei, Kauai. Inurnment to follow at St. Catherine Cemetery, Kealia, Kauai.

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V. Vanessa Bosque

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Dec. 20, 2011
V. Vanessa Bosque, 54, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Steven Bali; daughters Tammy Wilkerson and Melissa Jackson; life partner Michael Tolentino; sisters Annette Perreira, Debra and Cheryl Bali and Beverly Yerton; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Family services: 9:45 a.m. Prayer services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Florence Mulehahai Cabulizan

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Jan. 1, 2012
Florence Mulehahai “Aunty Mai” Cabulizan, 64, of Waimea, Hawaii, a nursery worker at Hawaiian Foliage Nursery in Waikoloa, Hawaii, and former cafeteria worker at Waimea Elementary School, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Bernaldo and Maximo, and sisters Betty Nobriga and Rosalind Mad. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Spencer Beach Park, Kawaihae, Hawaii. Casual attire.

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Samantha O. Brossard Channels

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Jan. 15, 2012
Samantha O. Brossard Channels, 36, of Hilo, a homemaker and founder of gotsunblock.com, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Blythe, Calif. She is survived by husband James; sons Josyah, Isaac and Hayzen; daughter Embre’sha; father Mark S. Brossard; mother Terra Mahi; and sisters Aime’e Addison, Kililani and Nicole Mahi, and Kaleia Mc Dade. Services to be held at a later date.

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Dixie Lea Chism

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Jan. 16, 2012
Dixie Lea Chism, 81, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Mountain Bell Telephone Co. telephone operator, died at home. She was born in Sterling, Colo. She is survived by daughter Suellen Mutch and brother Ross Taylor. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kihei Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kihei Lutheran Church, National Marine Sanctuary-Maui Chapter or Kalama Heights. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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ROMERO DOMINGO DOMINGO

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ROMERO DOMINGO DOMINGO

Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away December 29, 2011 in Honolulu. Born January 15, 1941 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by mother, Perpetua Domingo; father, Fidel Domingo; sisters, Avelina (Manuel) Pasion, Clara (Rosendo) Duldulao, Marisa (Leonardo) Bocalbos, Marcelina (Rene) Paguirigan, Marilyne (Rogelio) Manuel; brothers, Rodrigo (Tita) Domingo, Rudy (Antonia) Domingo, Levy (Lani) Domingo, Aresio (Fely) Domingo, Jose (Delia) Domingo; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 1/27 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday 1/28 at St. John The Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Emperatriz Canaberal Echiverri

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Dec. 29, 2011
Emperatriz Canaberal Echiverri, 91, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Adelaide “Aida” Pascual, brother Alfredo Canaberal, sisters Juanita Alvendia and Leonarda Sumawang, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Chuch, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Delfin Ariola Espe

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Jan. 19, 2012
Delfin Ariola Espe, 68, of Honolulu, a machine operator, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by companion LuzViminda G. Quilal-Lan; brothers Nemesio Jr., John and Francis; and sisters Beatriz Goco, Perla DeGuzman and Marietta Borja. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Apolonia A. Fabro

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Jan. 13, 2012
Apolonia A. Fabro, 89, of Waimea, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Benjamin; brothers Antonio, Melchor and Hermie Aquinaldo; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa’s Church, Kekaha, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Ichie Hashimoto

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Jan. 15, 2012
Ichie “Nancy” Hashimoto, 88, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Dennis K., sister Violet U. Katahira, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Loretta M. Higashi

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Dec. 23, 2011
Loretta M. Higashi, 85, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Charleston, W.Va. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Melvin Ikeuchi

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Jan. 19, 2012
Melvin Ikeuchi, 82, of Kahului, owner and operator of Mel’s Wrench House, died at home. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by wife Sueko, sons Wesley and Bruce, daughter Brigid Heirakuji, sister Yukie Emoto, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

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Leonard Paul Cozzo Jr.

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Jan. 9, 2012
Leonard Paul Cozzo Jr., 68, of Honolulu, a retired Navy wardroom and galley supervisor, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio. He is survived by son Richard, daughters Dorothy Abreu and Christine Amii, brothers Joseph Germano and Joey Cozzo, and sister Maxima Germano. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Hawaii Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani St. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Margaret Tsugie Kakesako

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Jan. 3, 2012
Margaret Tsugie Kakesako, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Times Super Market Ltd. meat wrapper, died. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Carol T. Lewis and Pauline S. Oka; sisters Frances Takeshita, Mildred Nomura and Dorothy Teraoka; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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EDWARD “BOBBY” KAM

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EDWARD “BOBBY” KAM

February 11, 1923 – January 16, 2012

88, of Aina Haina passed away on January 16, 2012 at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu, HI to Fat KAM and Laurita Naeole Kam. Edward attended Princess Ka’iulani Elementary School and graduated from St. Louis High School in 1941. Edward retired after 25 years from Honolulu Fire Department as Fire Captain at Kalihi Kai Station, Ladder 31. He was also a Fireman, First Class Merchant Marine- Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Pearl Harbor Survivor, WWII.

He is survived by his long time loving wife of 61 years, Virginia Soy Kwan (Chong) Kam. He is also survived by son Robert J. Kam (Charlene), daughters Edean V. Kam (Richard) and Lisa S. K. Haina (John). His oldest son Wayne Edward Kam predeceased. His greatest pride and joys were grandchildren – Mahina Haina, Keoni Haina, Daniel Kam, Brian Kam and Tommy Kam. He is also survived by his brother Albert Kam of Carlsbad, CA.

Services will be held at Star of the Sea Church, Monday, January 30, 2012. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Lunch: 12:00 noon at Star of the Sea. Burial at 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Arrangements under the direction of Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu, HI

JOHN MINORU KANESHIRO

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JOHN MINORU KANESHIRO

Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away on January 10, 2012. Born in Honolulu, he was a contractor, dba: J. M. Kaneshiro, Inc. and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He is survived by his wife, Setsuko; sons, Daniel (Shinobu) and James; daughter, Christine (Daniel) Inouye; four grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Mowat, Katherine (Carl) Takushi, Nancy Tom and Ruby Kaneshiro.

Visitation from 5 p.m. Tuesday,
January 31, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service at 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Alexander Keone

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Jan. 15, 2012
Alexander Keone, also known as Alex Keone, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian “Lily”; sons Hilton, Miles “JB” and Alexander “Alika”; daughters Lynette “SIS” Rego, Reynette “Bunny” Naujokas and April “AJ” Kimura; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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‘Aukai Lamaku o ka na‘auao Kusunoki

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Jan. 18, 2012
‘Aukai Lamaku o ka na‘auao Kusunoki, infant son of Jonathan Kusunoki and Anna ChongKee of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is also survived by brother Kaiea and grandparents Vivian Tianio, and Jon and Doreen Kusunoki. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lai Jung Leong

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Jan. 12, 2012
Lai Jung “Aunty Jenny” Leong, 77, of Honolulu, a retired child-care provider, died at home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Tommy S.Y. Lai; daughters Marina M.Y. Price, Marion B.Y. Chan and Minna B.Y. Chanhboury; brother Robert; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday 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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Mildred Marie Lono

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Jan. 7, 2012
Mildred Marie Lono, 81, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Philip and Raymond, daughter Patricia Namba, brothers Augustine and Joseph Ferreira, sisters Alice Yoshida and Beatrice Jarneski, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Stephen Thomas Murin

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Jan. 19, 2012
Stephen Thomas Murin, 94, of Hawaii Kai, a retired union representative for United Public Workers in Honolulu and a Navy veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Mammoth, Pa. He is survived by daughter Barbara Paet, stepsons Thomas and Robert Foglesong, and stepdaughter Sue Brimeyer. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Riyoshin Nakama

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Jan. 9, 2012
Riyoshin “Nobu” Nakama, 92, of Honolulu, a retired McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co. Ltd. longshoreman, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Chieko “Violet”; son Dexter Y.; daughters Nancy S. Toyooka, Eva H. Ikeda, Linda J. Ajimine, Gayle N. Lussier and Carolyn S. Lum; brothers Harry Y. and George K.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Takashi Nakamura

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Jan. 3, 2012
Richard Takashi Nakamura, 93, of Honolulu, a retired construction estimator and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie, son Stuart, daughter Terry and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Annette Lei Nao

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Jan. 5, 2012
Annette Lei “Lovey” Nao, 75, of Waianae, a retired ammunition inspector at Lualualei Naval Base, died in Waianae. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Hyram and Hylan; daughters Berthaanne Kanoelani, Albette Wilkins, Althea Paik and Violet Hoohuli; sister Marlene H. Pae; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Margaret N. Ogawa

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Jan. 21, 2012
Margaret N. Ogawa, 90, of Hilo, a retired state 3rd Circuit Court (Hawaii island) clerk-stenographer, died at home. She was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Alana Morishita, sister Toyomi Nonaka, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers or wreaths.

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Lila Watumull Sahney

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Jan. 17, 2012
Lila Watumull Sahney, 88, of Honolulu, a businesswoman in merchandising and fashion, and business executive in investment management, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gobind, daughter Sheela Sondhi and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Pacific Club. No flowers.

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