Archive for February 12th, 2012

Masayo Adachi

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Jan. 17, 2012
Masayo Adachi, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired housekeeper at St. Mary’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, died. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by sons Wayne, Henry M. and Fuji; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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PONCIANO JOHN ADARO

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PONCIANO JOHN ADARO

Age 86, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 13, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 22, 1925 in Puunene, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Francisca Pasco Adaro; son, Ronald (Laure) Adaro; daughter, Staphane “Girlie” Paz; brothers, Alberto (Maggie) Adaro, Marshall (Pearl) Adaro; sisters, Martina Navares, Julie (Glenn) Riddle; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (February 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Safuvale Leia Aga

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Jan. 28, 2012
Safuvale Leia Aga, 78, of Ho-nolulu, a former housekeeper at Rainmaker Hotels in American Samoa, died at home. She was born in Ofu, Manu’a, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Vaitanoa Jr., Afasene “Fale,” Lio and Manu; daughters Toreka Teleni, Malae Demi and Selesitina Luamanuvae; brothers Tino and Iosefa Lei’a; sisters Toese and Rasela Aga, Ruby Vaovasa and Tapu’itea Moeva; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at First Samoan Assembly of God, Palama. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Sachiko Akamine

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Jan. 28, 2012
Sachiko Akamine, 75, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Nagasaki, Japan. She is survived by sons Neal, Todd and Blair Akamine, and Jack Gately; daughter Susan Matsuoka; sisters Shizuyo Oba and Keiko Gohara; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Laverne Amay

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Feb. 1, 2012
Laverne Amay, 70, of Hilo, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. installation coordinator, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Julio “Jimmy”; sons Benjamin, James R. and Floyd; sister Sonia J. Madaloniz; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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Lois Lucille Anderson

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Feb. 6, 2012
Lois Lucille Anderson, 95, of Honolulu, a ceramist and potter, died in Manoa. She was born in Butte, Mont. She is survived by son Ronald and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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Jacqueline Monalisa Kuulei Apilado

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Feb. 5, 2012
Jacqueline Monalisa Kuulei Apilado, 49, of Kapolei, a cafeteria aide, died at home. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Bobby Orita, sons Kaelo and Kelvin Orita, daughter Tavia Orita and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Pentecostal Full Gospel Assembly. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mercedes Baquiro

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Jan. 26, 2012
Mercedes Baquiro, 75, of Ho-nolulu died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by brothers Rizal and Jose Bagcal. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Villamor Ramos Cabingabang

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Jan. 25, 2012
Villamor Ramos Cabingabang, 67, of Waipahu, a Hawaii Food Product meat cutter, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmelita L.; son Edwin; daughters Josie and Maryrose; mother Leandra R.; brothers Ernesto Sr., Gilbert, Rolando and Romy; and sisters Neda Cabingabang, Naty Jara, Lolinda Madigal, Rosita Fagaragan, Elizabeth Calaylay and Lety Lacar. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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John F. Cassidy

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Jan. 10, 2012
John F. Cassidy, 64, of Wahiawa, an Army retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Junko, sons David and Thomas, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lynne Reiko Chinen

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Jan. 27, 2012
Lynne Reiko Chinen, 52, of Honolulu died in Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Carlton S., father Kazuo Horiuchi, and sisters Donna E. Masagatani and Laureen Y. Horiuchi-Karstetter. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anacleto B. Costello

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Feb. 7, 2012
Anacleto B. Costello, 99, of Haliimaile, Maui, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. truck driver, died at home. He was born in Narbacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Nena, son Ernie, daughter Virginia C. Furuganan, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lei Waiola Deluze

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Jan. 25, 2012
Lei Waiola Deluze, 58, of Wai-anae died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael; daughters Nicole Troche and Rena Techur; parents Francis Sr. and Margaret Sato; brothers Francis Jr. and Ivan Sato, and Daniel and Shane Moepono; sisters Eleanor Cash, Donna Aki and Ramona Moepono; four grandchildren; and two hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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JOSEPH H. DIZON

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JOSEPH H. DIZON

Joseph H. Dizon of Lanikai, Oahu, passed away on February 4, 2012. He was born in Honolulu on August 12, 1924. A graduate of Farrington High School (1943), the University of Hawaii and Asbury University (Kentucky), he also earned an advanced degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He pastored First Community Church of Honolulu from 1950 to 1970 and founded the Joe Dizon Camera Service near Waikiki. A president of the Hawaii region of the Porsche Club of America, he was featured in the November 2009 Porsche Panorama magazine. Joe is survived by his wife Lila; son Richard J. Dizon (Winnie); daughters Darian Best and Dana Ratay (Jeff); brother Dr. Victor Dizon; and grand-children Joshua Ratay, and Blayne and Nicole Fujita. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 18th at the First Church of the Nazarene (408 Judd St.). Visitation 1 p.m. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Alexander Faisca

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Feb. 2, 2012
Alexander Faisca, 88, of Kapaau, Hawaii, an Army veteran who served with the 298th Infantry and a retired C&K Kohala Sugar Plantation vehicle service technician, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Halawa. He is survived by son Edward; daughters Bernadette Montero, Marietta Cadiente and Virginia DeSilva; brothers Joseph and Samuel; sister Sister Ruth; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Hawi, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Halawa Catholic Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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BARBARA MAY GRUITCH FIGUEROA

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BARBARA MAY GRUITCH FIGUEROA

Barbara May Gruitch Figueroa passed away January 31, 2012, Las Vegas, NV. Born in Hawaii May 19, 1933 she raised 16 children. She was preceded in death by her children Diane, Maryann, David and Gary and her spouse George Figueroa. Surviving children are Clifford Figueroa, Marie Miller, Arlene (Charlie) Mederios, Leona Faustina, George Figueroa Jr., Donna (Edward) Schine, Valerie (Charles) Pu`u, Michael Figueroa, Faith (Roger) Benge, Damien (Sirma) Figueroa, Thomas (Germaine) Figueroa, Marilyn (James) Stillwell, Paul Figueroa, Peter Figueroa, 35 grandchildren, 52 great-grand-children and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Our mother loved our Lord, always giving to those in need; all were welcomed to her table. Memorial services are being held at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 204 Boulder Highway, Henderson NV 89015. Burial to follow at Palm Memorial 800 South Boulder Hwy. Henderson NV 89015.

Violet Kealaonaona Gomes

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Jan. 29, 2012
Violet Kealaonaona Gomes, 81, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George, Kevin and Martin; daughters Barbara N. Tavete and Lillian S. Aiwohi; brother Donald Keawe; sister Barbara Kaapuni; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Shizue Hashimoto

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Jan. 16, 2012
Shizue Hashimoto, 96, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold and David, daughter Aileen Omori, sisters Elsie Hirota and Edith Miyazono, caregiver Lita Ruiz, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William “Bill” Toshiyuki Honjiyo

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WILLIAM “BILL” TOSHIYUKI HONJIYO
Age 74, of Hanapepe, died at home on February 3, 2012. Born July 16, 1937 in Hanapepe, he was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. He served in various military installations, including two tours in Vietnam. He was the recipient of the Silver Star Medal for valor, five Bronze Stars and the Air Medal. Following his military service, he was an Executive Assistant for Big Save and General Manager for Grove Farm Land Corporation. He was a past President of the United Japanese Society of Kauai and a former Director of the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. With a 5th Degree Black Belt, he was the President of the Hanapepe Judo Club for over 30 years and also the Commander of the Kauai Veterans Council until his passing.

He is survived by wife Merle of Hanapepe; sons Jason of San Diego and Brent (Megumi) of Honolulu; daughters Lori of Oakland and Tisha (Craig) Hamasaki of Honolulu; sisters Edna Kawamura of Waimea and Elizabeth (Melvin) Tanita of Pearl City; and four granddaughters.

Visitation: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 18 at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe followed by services at 12:30 p.m. No flowers.

William K.K.K. Paia III

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Jan. 16, 2012
William K.K.K. “Billy” Paia III, 53, of Honolulu, a sewer maintenance technician, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons William K.K.K. Jr. and Bryce; daughter Chasity Akiona; sisters Bambi P. Gibo, Tambi Paia and Kim Borges; grandparent Miriam Char; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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ISAMI “BUTCH” INOSHITA

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ISAMI “BUTCH” INOSHITA

Age 103, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 14, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born September 20, 1908 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Former president of Oahu Finance Company.

He is survived by son, Gene Inoshita; daughters, Naomi (George) Okino, Gail (Patrick) Bow; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren

Private services were held. No koden or monetary gifts

Brycen Jonah Iona

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Jan. 22, 2012
Brycen Jonah Iona, 20, of Kaneohe, an All Tree Services tree trimmer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Dwayne J.; mother Jessica L. Niau; brother Kuponoka‘imilani; sister Sierra; grandparents Abraham and Mary Crawford, and Lynnette Iona; and great-grandparent Theresa Niau. Visitation: noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Shizuyo Ishida

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Jan. 10, 2012
Shizuyo Ishida, 103, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Herbert and William; daughters Nancy Sumida, Ann Ishida and Dorothy Muranaka; brother Masato Sawa; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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RUTH ANN HEIDER JOHNSON

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RUTH ANN HEIDER JOHNSON

Ruth Ann Heider Johnson passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 3, 2012 after battling cancer for 2 1/2 years. She was born on a little farm in a house without electricity or running water in Orange Grove, Texas on April 14, 1937. Education was of utmost importance to Ruth. She was valedictorian at Orange Grove High School, earned a B.A. in only 3 years from Texas State University, San Marcus, and a Masters of Education from the University of Nevada, Reno. Ruth was an advocate for good public education and served as a teacher for 41 years in Hawaii, Illinois and Nevada, teaching in the D.O.E. at Nimitz and Kahala Elementary Schools for 32 years. In 1992, Ruth was selected as “Teacher of the Year” for the Honolulu District.
Ruth was a woman of faith, leaving her home and family in Texas to support her husband through four years of Lutheran seminary in Illinois then 37 years of ministry in Nevada and Hawaii.
She was a pillar of strength, hope, love and compassion for her family, instilling her values of love of God, faithful living, excellence in public education and community service deeply into her children and grandchildren. Her passion for life and advocacy for excellence in education, inspired her children, grandchildren, and thousands of students to achieve and serve to their greatest potential. After retirement from the D.O.E. she used her gifts as an Executive Board member of the Windward Artists Guild.
Ruth is survived by her husband the Reverend Dr. Donald K. Johnson; sons Mark (and wife Pamela) of Kent, WA; Daniel (and wife Joycelyn) of Kaneohe; and Jonathan (and wife Monica) of Kaneohe; nine grandchildren, sister Adelaide (and husband John) of Rockport, TX; and Donald Ray (and wife Janis) of Spring, TX.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at 2 pm at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou Street.
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to educational charities including the Lutheran Church of Honolulu Associate Pastor for Children and Families Fund, the Windward Artists Guild Scholarship Fund, or to a charity of the donor’s choice, including any public school, as Ruth was known to do.

Roland Amos Koki Jr.

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Jan. 26, 2012
Roland Amos “Papa RoRo” Koki Jr., 65, of Honolulu, a security officer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Viola L.; sons Kapena, Kahele, Lokahi, Ka La and Ka‘inoa Koki, and Shane Kapea; daughters Malia, Mahina and Kawehionalani Koki, Melanie Kawai and Catherine Freitas; brother Gregory; sisters Lionetta Koki and Rosemary Burgess; and 18 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Eduarda Susa Julian

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Jan. 18, 2012
Eduarda Susa “Duarda” Julian, 88, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired co-owner of Julian’s Papaya Farm, died in Hilo. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Marcos L.; sons Laureto, Juanito and William; sisters Flaviana Ramos and Antonia Alejandro; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Cemetery. Semi-casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Beatrice Louise Kahao

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Feb. 2, 2012
Beatrice Louise “Bea” Kahao, 75, of Nanakuli, a retired city bus driver, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Janet Dudoit; sons Daniel and Rodney; daughters Laurie, Cheldine and Grace Ann; sister Elizabeth Nuuhiwa; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Michael V. Kilantang

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Jan. 14, 2012
Michael V. Kilantang, 61, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Carmen Nippolt; daughters Michelle Bonifacio and Cassidy Dalton; mother Julia L.; sisters Evangeline “Eve” Ballungay, Julie Bauguess and Aurora Scott; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Louis Franklin King

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Feb. 4, 2012
Louis Franklin King, 43, of Kailua, an Otis Elevator Co. elevator mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by sons Joseph and Xavier; daughter Alexandria; father Gary; mother Patricia Thompson; brothers Shawn Moseley, and Josh and Jeremy King; sisters Elizabeth Reynolds and Jennifer King; and grandparent Carol Ulsh. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Barbara May Kuluwaimaka

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Feb. 2, 2012
Barbara May Kuluwaimaka, 39, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a maintenance supervisor, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. She is survived by companion Chris Davis, brother Jerry Jr., and sisters Clara and Nancy. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at Kona Old Airport beach pavilion No. 3. Potluck luncheon to follow.

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