Archive for February 5th, 2012

Bennett Akana

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Feb. 1, 2012
Bennett “Ben” Akana, 72, of Lahaina, sole proprietor of The Villa Store in Kahana, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean; daughters Lorelei and Camille Akana, Carol Ah Puck and Sherri Tamayo; brothers Francis, David “Lang” and Alton; sister Irene Fijimori; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Waiola Congregational Church, Lahaina. Services: 5 p.m.

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Leon Cortez Alonzo

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Jan. 28, 2012
Leon Cortez Alonzo, 90, of Wailuku, a maintenance employee at Kaanapali Golf Course in Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paing Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Pedro, Nestor and Ben; daughters Flordelina “Flor” Andrion, Rosita Aquino and Adela Paet; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Saint Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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FLORENCE OSHIMA CHUNG

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FLORENCE OSHIMA CHUNG

Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away on January 18, 2012. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. supervisor and member of Tanna Jin Kai. Preceded in death by siblings, Ted Oshima, Peggy Kumagai and Margaret Nakagawa, she is survived by her son, Glenn Chung; daughter, Collette (Carl) Bento; daughter-in-law, Charlene Chung; grandchildren, David (Paula) Chung, Jonathan Chung, Jennifer (Joseph) Ciesiolka, Katherine Chung, Scott Chung and Kamele Bento; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Madelyn Ciesiolka and Daniel Takahashi; brothers, Robert (Asahi) Oshima and Owen Oshima; sisters, Helen Furukawa, Grace Yamasaki and Doris (Fred) Kaneshige and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation from 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service at 4:00 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

PAUL ARTHUR DOLAN

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PAUL ARTHUR DOLAN

Age 78, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully on 2/1/12. Born in Honolulu on 12/27/33, Paul was the seventh and final child of Louis and Christine Dolan of Round Top Drive. He was a graduate of St. Louis High School (’51) and the University of Hawaii (’58), and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Paul retired as a Hawaii State Boating Regulation Officer, and Past District Commodore (’77-’78), U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 14th District, with 22 years of volunteer service. He was a Life Member (68 years) of the Outrigger Canoe Club (OCC) and an avid waterman. Paul spent decades swimming, surfing, canoeing, sailing and boating throughout the islands. He was also a passionate historian, making significant contributions to the OCC Historical Committee, and acting as the extended family genealogist. Paul leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Gail; sons, Peter (Michelle) of Mission Viejo, CA; Jeffrey (Takako), of San Ramon, CA; daughter, Andrea (Raymond) Owen, of Coto de Caza, CA.; sister, Louise DuMontier of Ellisville, MO; six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at the Outrigger Canoe Club on Wednesday, February 8th at 8:30 am. Private internment will follow at Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, Hi, 96817.

Asipeli M. Fakaosi

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Jan. 15, 2012
Asipeli M. Fakaosi, 66, of Honolulu, a construction worker, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Ruta; son Asimoto; daughters Levaai Alualu, Faaafe Tuioti and Pauline Faatili; brothers Tevita and Siaosi; sister Temalisi Kaufusi; 25 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Richard S.W. Gan

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Jan. 26, 2012
Richard S.W. Gan, 86, of Hilo, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard sheet metal worker and an Army and Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepson Stafford Santiago; stepdaughter Stephanie Lawrence; brothers George and Johnny K.; sisters Elsie Kam, Rose Lau, Lily Gan and Esther Ho; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion, care of Hawaii County Parks and Recreation. Graveside services at noon. Casual attire.

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Dinah Ann Kina Goeas

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Jan. 26, 2012
Dinah Ann Kina Goeas, 67, of Hauula died in Hauula. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary J. Jr., Michael and Scott A.; daughter Rene’e Mariano; brothers James R. and John Lee; sisters Sharon Wheeler and Donna Bowers; and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery.

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Ward Arnold Hayward

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Jan. 30, 2012
Ward Arnold Hayward, 73, of Princeville, Kauai, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii and of computer science at Chaminade University, and an Air Force pilot, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Masumi. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Hanalei Beach Pavilion.

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Jayson C. Juario

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Jan. 27, 2012
Jayson C. Juario, 30, of Kahului died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by father Dennis Sumagaysay, mother Elizabeth, brother Rudy Domingo and grandparents Benjamin Sr. and Nida. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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JO ANN “JO” L. LEE

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JO ANN “JO” L. LEE

Age 68 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on January 17, 2012 at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born February 18, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a retired Sales Associate. Survived by husband of 46 years Ernest Lee; daughters: Janell Lee and Leilani (William) Grondahl; 1 grandchild; mother: Florence Yuen Ling Lum; brother, Danny Lum; sisters: Sandra Lum and Jan Werner. Vistitation Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Graveside Service Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Agnes Bernice De Lima

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Jan. 26, 2012
Agnes Bernice De Lima, 95, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Herbert “Sonny”; daughters Lorraine Amaral, Agnes “Tootsie” De Lima and Patsy Mendoza; sister Delia Whitt; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 4. Casual attire.

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Edward Y. Ogawa

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Jan. 27, 2012
Edward Y. Ogawa, 93, of Haiku, Maui, a University of Hawaii agricultural research technician and an Army staff sergeant with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Haiku. He is survived by son Wayne, daughter Joyce, brother Jerry and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Lucia C. Pelayan

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Feb. 1, 2012
Lucia C. Pelayan, 79, of Kahului, a Grand Wailea Hotel employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Salcedo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Mario Chiu; daughters Susan Chiu, Josephine Garcia and Marilou Yap; mother Benilda; brother Daniel; sisters Benita Amgao, Patricia Del Rosario and Beatriz Pelayan; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday at King’s Cathedral, Kahului. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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CAROLYN (BUNNY) McDOUGALL PETERS

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CAROLYN “BUNNY” PUANANI (MCDOUGALL) PETERS
(November 30, 1938 – January 10, 2012)

Carolyn Peters, 73, of Waianae, Oahu, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2012 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired Administrative Assistant in the Office of Council Services, City & County of Honolulu. After attending college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, she was employed by the University’s Adult Education and Extension Services Dean as the Supervisor of Education Week, an adult educational workshop that enabled adults to attend classes at the University. Two years after marrying her college-sweetheart, Henry Peters, she returned home to Hawaii and taught the 6th Grade at Maili Elementary. She left teaching and started her career with the City & County of Honolulu initially as a Senior Stenographer in the office of the Managing Director, eventually becoming an Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Office of Council Services. Co-workers, friends and family have always described Carolyn as a kind, caring and considerate person with a warm heart, she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Henry H. Peters; daughter, Kimberleigh K. Peters Villasenor; grandson, Christopher H. Villasenor; siblings, Elnora “Mackie” Pratt, Myrna Mae “Tita” Dayondon, Michael McDougall, and Mary “Kim” McDougall. (Brother: William “Billy” McDougall, deceased). Life Celebration will be held at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Visitation 5:30 p.m.; Sunday (February 12); Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Burial: 11:00 a.m. Monday (February 13) at Hawaiian Memorial Park. The family requests that, in lieu of monetary gifts, donations be made to “The Arthritis Foundation Hawaii Branch,” 615 Piikoi St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

“I know now you’re free, finally without pain and watching over us dancing on the clouds. I love you Mama.” – — Chris

CAROLYN (BUNNY) McDOUGALL PETERS

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CAROLYN “BUNNY” PUANANI (MCDOUGALL) PETERS
(November 30, 1938 – January 10, 2012)

Carolyn Peters, 73, of Waianae, Oahu, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2012 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired Administrative Assistant in the Office of Council Services, City & County of Honolulu. After attending college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, she was employed by the University’s Adult Education and Extension Services Dean as the Supervisor of Education Week, an adult educational workshop that enabled adults to attend classes at the University. Two years after marrying her college-sweetheart, Henry Peters, she returned home to Hawaii and taught the 6th Grade at Maili Elementary. She left teaching and started her career with the City & County of Honolulu initially as a Senior Stenographer in the office of the Managing Director, eventually becoming an Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Office of Council Services. Co-workers, friends and family have always described Carolyn as a kind, caring and considerate person with a warm heart, she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Henry H. Peters; daughter, Kimberleigh K. Peters Villasenor; grandson, Christopher H. Villasenor; siblings, Elnora “Mackie” Pratt, Myrna Mae “Tita” Dayondon, Michael McDougall, and Mary “Kim” McDougall. (Brother: William “Billy” McDougall, deceased). Life Celebration will be held at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Visitation 5:30 p.m.; Sunday (February 12); Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Burial: 11:00 a.m. Monday (February 13) at Hawaiian Memorial Park. The family requests that, in lieu of monetary gifts, donations be made to “The Arthritis Foundation Hawaii Branch,” 615 Piikoi St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

“I know now you’re free, finally without pain and watching over us dancing on the clouds. I love you Mama.” – — Chris

Esterlyn Misay Ramirez

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Jan. 20, 2012
Esterlyn Misay Ramirez, 59, of Lahaina, a cook at Westin Maui and Sheraton Maui, and owner of Lynn’s Kitchenette in Honokowai, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Loreto; sons Randolph and Ronald; mother Lilia Misay; brothers E L Jr., Eduard and Eddylmar Misay; sisters Evangeline Balintona, Ely Guerrero, Eden Omiat, Elsie Rosales, Emely Pascua and Chamille Serrano; and three grandchildren. Night wake: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park, Gardens of Meditation. Casual attire.

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CONSTANCE ELEANOR RECKTENWALD

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CONSTANCE ELEANOR RECKTENWALD

Constance Recktenwald was born in Czechoslovakia on Feb. 17, 1922. She came to the United States at age eight along with her mother Clara, and they joined her father John Olesch in Pittsburgh. Connie graduated from Avalon High School in 1941, and received a BA in education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1945.
Connie then obtained a teaching job in upstate New York. There she met the love of her life, William Recktenwald, who had returned from service with the Army. They were married in Hornell, NY, on December 26, 1946. Connie and Bill went to Indiana, where Bill finished his engineering degree, and then moved to Washington, D.C. There Connie worked at the Library of Congress and as a translator at the State Department, while Bill worked at the patent office and obtained his law degree.
Connie and Bill moved to Rochester, NY, and then to Detroit, MI, where their only child Mark was born in October 1955. The new family moved to Long Beach, IN, where Connie taught English at Elston High School while Bill pursued his career as a patent attorney. Later, the family moved to Lake Forest, IL, eventually settling into a 1860s-era farm house that Bill and Connie restored. Connie started an antique business named for the house, The Proper Victorian, and she and Bill spent many hours refurbishing and selling furniture and clocks. Connie was a loving mother and wife, and did everything to help Mark in sports, education, and life.
Connie and Bill were blessed with two grandchildren, Andrew and Sarah, and visited Mark and his wife Gailynn in Hawaii each year. After Bill retired in 1996, Connie and Bill lived in Honolulu, Henderson, NV and Boulder City, NV. When Bill passed away in 2007, Connie moved back to Honolulu and lived at the Plaza at Punchbowl, and later at Oahu Care Facility. At Oahu Care, she made many good friends among the other residents and staff, always greeting visitors with a bright smile and a cheerful “Hello Darling!” She passed away peacefully on January 25, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu, at age 89.
She is survived by her son Mark, daughter-in-law Gailynn, grandchildren Andrew and Sarah, and step-grandson Trevor. The family wishes to extend its deep appreciation to all those who helped to care for Connie in her last years, and especially the staff at Oahu Care Facility and St. Francis Hospice.
A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Healthcare Foundation or Oahu Care Facility.

Neva Charming Sagapolutele

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NEVA CHARMING SAGAPOLUTELE

24, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 31, 2011. Born Honolulu, Hawaii. Former Head Cashier of Home Depot Company.

She is survived by beloved fiancÈ Jake Asino; mother Darlene and stepfather Soane Halaifonua; father Enoka Sagapolutele and stepmother Corona Iosua; devoted brothers Metui, Robert and Vailoa Halaifonua; loving sisters Taisha and Hoku Sagapolutele, Melemau and Litea Halaifonua, Shanamae, Sina and Diane Iosua; grandparents Jack and Blossom Atkins; caring mother-in-law Charlene Asino along with countless family members.

Neva touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark of crazy adventures personality all the way to the end.

Visitation Saturday (2/11) 2:00 p.m. @ Moanalua Mortuary Chapel; service @ 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Daniel K. Sniffen

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Jan. 24, 2012
Daniel K. “Ming” Sniffen, 69, of Wailuku, a retired welder and member of the Iron Workers Union, died at home. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by companion Cheryl Howanic, sons Todd and Ikaika D., daughter Terri “Te’a” Sniffen-Keaweehu, sister Gladys “Tita” Christopherson and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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ERNEL J. SMITH, SR.

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ERNEL J.
SMITH, SR.

Age 94, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away January 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 4, 1917 in Koloa, Kauai. A retired cable splicer at Fort Shafter and Hawaiian Telephone Company. Also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by sons, William (Rhoda) Smith of Hilo, Ernel (Gail) Smith, Jan (Miriam) Smith of VA; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (February 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual/Aloha Attire.

ANNA CHRISTINE WALTERS

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ANNA CHRISTINE WALTERS

Anna Christine Walters, 97, passed away December 18, 2011. She was born in Golden, Colorado. She loved cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, cats and her YMCA water aerobic class. She volunteered for years at Foster Botanical Gardens in Honolulu.
Chris was predeceased by the love of her life, Henry Monroe Walters (Gunner), U.S. Marines. She will be missed by all whose life she touched by her zest for life and sense of humor.
Interment will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to the Hawaii Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 25574, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825

Ellen Kam Yap

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Feb. 1, 2012
Ellen Kam Yap, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Waialua Elementary School teacher’s aide, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael W.L., daughter Rachel E., brother Dooley Kam, sisters Jenny Young and Eugenie Lau, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hale Koa Hotel, Laulima Room, 2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Benjamin Say Bun Yee

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In Loving Memory

BENJAMIN SAY
BUN YEE
July 30, 1935 –
February 5, 2011

It’s been a year since you left us and went to heaven to be with Mom. We want you to know that not a day goes by that we don’t think of you and wish you well. It brings us much comfort in knowing that you are with the love of your life, happy and full of joy. We feel your presence every day, guiding us throughout our lives. We miss you. Love you both forever….
Pulani & Robin


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran