Archive for February 4th, 2012

Bruce Adams

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Jan. 16, 2012

Bruce “Tony” Adams, 59, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired bookkeeper and accountant, died at home. He was born in Portales, N.M. He is survived by mother Lanna Weiland and sisters Sharron A. Byrd and Sharlene A. Haering. Private services.

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MILDRED AWONG ARJONA

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MILDRED AWONG ARJONA

Age 88, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away January 27, 2012 in Kailua. Born November 14, 1923 in Papaloa/ Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. Retired Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Francis Hospital and also for Dr. Ozawa Private Practice.

She is survived by daughters, Carol A. (Robert) Kahalewai, Kathleen M. (Yoshi) Sato; son, Ramon “Buzzy” (Charlene) Arjona III; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (February 9) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Enfu Chu

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Jan. 24, 2012

Enfu Chu, 69, of Honolulu, a retired dishwasher at a Chinese restaurant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Xiu Lan Liang; son Byron; daughters Nancy Chu, Lori Lock, and Cindy and Cecilia Lum; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Lorene Durgan

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Nov. 12, 2010

Lorene “Rena” Durgan, 88, of Honolulu, a retiree, died. She was born in Poteau, Okla. She is survived by son Edward and daughter Darlene. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire.

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George Keoki Espirito

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Jan. 24, 2012

George Keoki Espirito, 59, of Kapolei, a Hawaii Foodbank driver and an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda, son Buddy, daughter Liana Grande, mother Annie, brother Gregory, sisters May Wright and Marci Kato, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire.

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Kelly Jo Fisher

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Jan. 23, 2012

Kelly Jo Fisher, 46, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a bartender and server, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Deadwood, S.D. She is survived by husband Gary D., son Brandon, daughter Abbie, mother Kay Jung, brother Todd Jung and sisters Tina Jung and Pam Luepkes. Celebration of life: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Anaehoomalu Bay.

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DINAH ANN KINA GOEAS

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DINAH ANN KINA GOEAS

Age 67, of Hauula, Hawaii, passed away January 26, 2012 in Hauula. Born November 17, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Gary J. Goeas, Jr. of OR, Michael (Lora) Goeas, Scott A. (Lori) Goeas; daughter, Rene’e (Nishant Pandit) Mariano; sisters, Sharon Wheeler, Donna Bowers of OR; brothers, James R. Lee, John Lee; 9 grandchildren.

Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (February 8) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Burial 11:00 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery.

Gwendolyn Montz Ihrig

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Jan. 23, 2012

Gwendolyn Montz Ihrig, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in Milwaukee. She is survived by husband Judson, son Neil and daughter Dr. Kristin Hardison. Private services.

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Nancy C. Ishida

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Jan. 13, 2012

Nancy C. Ishida, 82, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph and Michael; daughters Clara Saragoza and Colleen and Kim Ishida; brother Jerry I. Sakai; sisters Hatsumi Kubo and Naomi Fukuhara; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard John Tavares Jr.

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Jan. 28, 2012

Richard John “Ricky” Tavares Jr., 70, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Parker Ranch cowboy and former heavy-equipment operator, died in Waimea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jenny, sons Richard III and Daniel, daughters Lee and Leean, hanai son Steven Cruz, brother Moses, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to the Tavares family, P.O. Box 2273, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Fujie Kawakami

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Jan. 19, 2012

Fujie “Janet” Kawakami, 93, of Aiea, former proprietor of H. Kawakami Tailor Shop, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons James M., Robert J., Ralph K. and Brian H.; daughters Shirley K. Arakaki, Rosalind S. Sueyoshi and Susan T. Lucas; hanai daughter Vicky Lee; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gloria Kosam

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Jan. 17, 2012

Gloria Kosam, 28, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. She is survived by mother Rose Epen; brothers Kasty, Jowanes and Johnbosko; and sisters Carol Hartman and Rejoice Kosam. Visitation and services: 4 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial to be held at a later date in Chuuk.

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Jo Ann L. Lee

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Jan. 17, 2012

Jo Ann L. “Jo” Lee, 68, of Honolulu, a retired sales associate, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ernest, daughters Janell Lee and Leilani Grondahl, mother Florrence Y.L. Lum, brother Danny Lum, sisters Sandra Lum and Jan Werner, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Beatrice Gouveia Martin

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Jan. 29, 2012

Beatrice Gouveia “Bea” Martin, 95, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Kapaia, Lihue. She is survived by sons Eric, David, Glenn and John; brother Stanley Gouveia; sister Olive Rawlins; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Cheryl Colleen Moriguchi

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Jan. 26, 2012

Cheryl Colleen Moriguchi, 61, of Honolulu, a billing accountant at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Okei Muka. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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David Souza

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Jan. 14, 2012

David Souza, 90, of Honolulu, a retired independent businessman and a Navy Seabee who served in World War II in the Pacific, died in Honolulu. He was born on Ewa Plantation. He is survived by daughters Gail Souza-Save, Gwen Souza and Lynn Higashiguchi; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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Felix Villarico Llanos Sr.

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Jan. 17, 2012

Felix Villarico Llanos Sr., 86, of Wahiawa, a retired base policeman at Barbers Point Naval Air Station and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Virginia G.; son Felix “Chuckie” Jr.; daughters Patty Monroy, Theresa Walker and Darlene Llanos; brothers Henry, Jerry, Albert and Eddie; sisters Laura C. Bautista and Gloria M.L. Sumile; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Patrick Tamotsu Suzuki

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Jan. 22, 2012

Patrick Tamotsu Suzuki, 73, of Waipahu, a retired Army sergeant first class, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth S.; son David T.; daughters Beverly T. and Sharie Y. Suzuki, Evelyn E. Higashi and Patricia K. Robles; sisters Nancy N. Suzuki and Miriam M. Sugiyama; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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ELLEN KAM YAP

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ELLEN KAM YAP

Age 94, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away February 1, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born April 15, 1917 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired teachers aide at Waialua Elementary School.

She is survived by son, Michael W.L. (Wanda) Yap; daughter, Rachel E. Yap (Lawrence H. Bubel); 5 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jenny Young, Eugenie Lau; brother, Dooley Kam.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (February 7) at Hale Koa Hotel -Laulima Room (2055 Kalia Rd., Honolulu); Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96817.

Cara Kum Yau Yuen

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Jan. 26, 2012

Cara Kum Yau Yuen, 46, of Tracy, Calif, a Chartis Insurance director of national accounts, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael Fujita and parents Thomas and Lynette. No services. Donations suggested to Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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