Archive for February 1st, 2012

James Ralph Bensman

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Jan. 20, 2012
James Ralph “Benny” Bensman, 56, of Kaneohe, a materiel expediter with the Department of Defense Federal Service and a Marine Corps retiree, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by wife Nadine; son Kevin Kanemori; daughters Kelly and Jennifer Bensman, and Bernadette Kornasiewicz; brothers Michael, Ricky, Billy, Steven and Danny Bensman, and Shawn Stansbury; sisters Kathy Askins, Giget Menard and Shirley Fugate; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Wilma Ululani Caspino

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Dec. 31, 2011
Wilma Ululani Caspino, 67, of Waianae died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Louie “Dino,” Robert “Bobby,” Rodney, Anthony, Brian, Manuel “Rogan,” Joseph and Moses; daughter Pamela J. Caspino-Beauford; brother Ronald; sister Winona “Nona” Perez; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at noon Sunday at Pokai Bay Beach, Waianae. Casual attire.

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Cody Ikaika Miyoshi Endo

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Jan. 28, 2012
Cody Ikaika Miyoshi Endo, 20, of Makawao, Maui, a Goodyear service technician, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Aaron and Shannon; brother Aaron N.; grandparents Joe and Bonnie Estrella, Kelcy Bal and Fabian Allencastre; great-grandparent Helen Allencastre; and companion Nicole Mendes. Services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Teruo Ezuka

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Dec. 27, 2011
Teruo Ezuka, 87, of Keauhou, Hawaii, formerly of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired painter for the former Hutchinson Sugar Co., died in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Naalehu. He is survived by brother Koozo and sister Ayako Shintaku. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Teresita Palalay Fagaragan

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Jan. 3, 2012
Teresita Palalay Fagaragan, 68, of Waipahu died in the Philippines. She was born in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Felizardo; sons Gari≠zaldy, Glenn, Geoffrey and Gene; daughters Gina Zafaralla, Geraldine Hirahara and Gay Arsenault; mother Catalina Sadorra; brother Vicente Sadorra; 22 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Cas≠ual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gertrude Fujie Goto

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Jan. 15, 2012
Gertrude Fujie Goto, 95, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk and clothes pattern designer at Gay Garment Co., died in Waipahu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Ray A. Private services.

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Dan Shimao Hakoda

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Jan. 19, 2012
Dan Shimao Hakoda, 92, of Honolulu, a Sears Roebuck & Co. division manager, died at home. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Danette M. Emoto, brother Kenneth, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Teresita Joven

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Jan. 20, 2012
Teresita Joven, 79, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Julius; sons Joseph E., Julio Jr. and Emmanuel; daughter Maricel; brother Nickomedes Mariano; sisters Carmen Padua, Rosa≠lina Roque and Ofprefina Mariano; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Fay Jocelyn Keahi Kaaihue

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Dec. 18, 2011
Fay Jocelyn Keahi “Daling” Kaaihue, 60, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband James Vasquez; sons Jason, Kevin and Alvin; daughter Cina Sahagun; sisters Beverly Nalieha, Cleora Gazmen and Pamela Kaaihue; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 11 at Sacred Hearts Kapalua, Honolua Church. Services: 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Honolua Point. Luncheon: 3 p.m. at Puamana Beach. Casual attire.

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Erleen Kam

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Jan. 6, 2012
Erleen Kam, 59, of Kalihi, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dennis; brothers Patrick, Wade, Harry and Thomas White, and Michael Kealoha; and sisters Beverly Miller, Carol Shaver, Gwendolyn White, Malia Silva and Lucille Ridgeway. Services: 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 at Haleiwa Beach Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Dae Kon Kwon

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Jan. 29, 2012
Dae Kon Kwon, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hono≠lulu. She was born in Taegu, Korea. She is survived by son Jong Ku, daughter Helen S., brother Chun Suk Chung and two grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Margaret Balgas Laboy

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Jan. 25, 2012
Margaret Balgas Laboy, 78, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono≠lulu. She is survived by former husband Manuel C.; sons Manuel “Junior” Jr., Clifford, Frank and Clives Richard; daughter Cindy Ann Rogers; brothers George, Mello and Phillip Balgas; sisters Angeline Burkett, Thelma Gonzales, Juanita Bravo, Marie Pagan, Lillian Maldonado and Maryann Valenzuela; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Neli Siu Leao

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Dec. 31, 2011
Neli Siu “Nelson” Leao, 59, of Waianae, a Masons Union retiree, died in Waianae. He was born in Vaitogi, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Pinate, Louis L., Nelson, Esekielu S. and Frank-Moses; daughters Mahealani Malepeai and Penina Leao; brothers Pitone, Mac, Tama, Pinati, Fotu, Toe and Danny; sister Emma Cole; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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William Chung Wai Lum

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Jan. 17, 2012
William Chung Wai Lum, 94, of Honolulu, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs claims examiner and a retired Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy C.W.; sons Scott M.F. and Paul W.K.; daughter Noni P. Bienfang; brothers Kenneth, Carl and Bert; sisters Minnie Lum, Marian Chun and Melanie Jakahi; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Ruth Aiko Maeda

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Jan. 13, 2012
Ruth Aiko Maeda, 84, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Scott; daughters Cris Yamabe, Kim Ueno and Else Ushijima; brother Raymond Sakumoto; sister Masayo Nagao; and eight grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Florefin Shirley Mande

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Jan. 26, 2012
Florefin Shirley Mande, 76, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired assistant housekeeper at the Westin Kauai and seamstress, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband William Sr., sons Kalena G. and William Jr., daughter Melory Mande-Oliver, brothers Sonny Ventura and Edward Tarape, sister Angie Flores, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Agnes Hatsue Pascua

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Jan. 12, 2012
Agnes Hatsue Pascua, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Los Angeles. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert, Wallace and Stephen; daughter Winifred Butler; brother Toshio Araki; sisters Toshe and Sumiko; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Louise Lani Soong

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Jan. 8, 2012
Louise Lani Soong, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines customer service agent, died at home. She was born in Hono≠lulu. She is survived by brother William G. Aki; sisters Charlene Dibelka, Cathy Clint and Manono McMillan; and caregiver Dorothy J. Lonnon. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Memorial Chapel of Kamehameha Schools. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

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Iloilo Ta’atiatia Pasi Suaava

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Jan. 10, 2012
Iloilo Ta’atiatia Pasi Suaava, 85, of Waipahu, a Ralph S. Inouye Construction Inc. retiree, died in Nanakuli. He was born in Aua, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Ruta; sons Never “Mase,” Iloilo Jr., Pasi, West, Isaac, Stanley and Donald; daughters Mele Alovao and Tua Tokio; hanai sons Malo Auelua and Albert Gaea; hanai daughters Lei Auelua, Anna Gaea and Alice Meredith; sisters Aolele Luafulu, Lotomau Esene, Lufilufi and Iliili Satele, and Vaiga Fiu; 39 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Hakimo, 87-168 Hakimo Road, Waianae. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Rufus Sadayuki Tsuda

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Dec. 30, 2011
Rufus Sadayuki Tsuda, 82, of Honolulu, a retired crane operator and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Douglas, George and James. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Scott Brennan Urabe

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Jan. 9, 2012
Scott Brennan Urabe, 42, of Waipahu, a former employee at Foodland, Kiso Store, L.H. Gamble and Love’s Bakery, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Harlow L., mother Alice, brother Ryan S.T. and sister Kristen A. Kashima. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Granville Yoshina

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Jan. 4, 2012
Granville Yoshina, 70, of Placentia, Calif., a retired La Habra City School District educator, died in California. He was born in Kealakekua-Kona. He is survived by wife Alice, son Garrett, daughter Briana, brothers Nelson and Dwayne, and sister Mary Frances. Private services.

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