Archive for February 14th, 2012

Stacey Dominic Kealii Achiu

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Jan. 30, 2012
Stacey Dominic Kealii Achiu, 49, of Ewa Beach, a James Campbell High School employee and coach, died in Aiea. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Joni; son Jacob; daughters Jilianmarie Velasquez, and Josianne, Jacelynmarie and Jolinalynn Achiu; father Dickie; mothers Juanita and Aileen; brothers Ford, Jason, Kimo and John; sisters Suzy Cortez and Karla Achiu; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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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 Neyda Cabingabang, Naty Jara, Lolinda Madigal, Rosita Fagaragan, Elizabeth Calaycay 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Thomas John Calabrese

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Feb. 7, 2012
Thomas John Calabrese, 74, of Hilo, a federal government engineer and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Pittson, Pa. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Thomas, Michael and Nicholas Calabrese, and Stephen and Harry Nishimoto; daughter Jan Arita; brothers Charlie, John and Anthony; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Richard K.T. Ching

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Jan. 17, 2012
Richard K.T. Ching, 96, of Honolulu, a retired foreman at the Office Appliance Repair Shop with the Army, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Melvin, daughter Myrna Fong, brother Lawrence, sister Sarah Yee, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Raymond K.Y. Chun

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Jan. 23, 2012
Raymond K.Y. Chun, 87, of Pearl City, a federal government management analyst and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sachiko; sons Michael, Andrew and Jeffrey; daughters Ramona and Naomi; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Jose Tumik Eyadao

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Jan. 13, 2012
Jose Tumik Eyadao, also known as Tumik Laporga, 84, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by brothers Epitacio P., Morris, Alfonso and Warlito Yoro; and sisters Martina Yoro and Martha Roldan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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VALERIE “VAL” L. FERNANDEZ

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VALERIE “VAL” L. FERNANDEZ

Age 55, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 19, 2012 in Waipahu. Born December 22, 1956 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by son, Deacon E. (Rickey-Ann) Fernandez; mother, Yvonne Adkins; brothers, Russell (Kim) Adkins, Leslie (Wendy) Adkins, Robin Adkins, Terry (Suelynn) Adkins; sister, Cheryl Adkins; grandchildren, Dearri-Ann Fernandez, Deaonn-Kelly Fernandez, Dearra Fernandez.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (February 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Richard Mitsuo Higa

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Jan. 26, 2012
Richard Mitsuo “Mits” Higa, 71, of Honolulu, a Matson Terminals mechanic and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane K.; son Tracy I.; daughter Jocelyn K. Iwamasa; brother Roy H.; sisters Shizuko Miyashiro, Tomiko Arakaki, Jean M. Nagamine, Dorothy K. Gibo and Linda T. Shishido; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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RIICHI “HIRANO-SAN” HIRANO

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RIICHI “HIRANO-SAN” HIRANO

Age 106, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 4, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born February 18, 1905 in Onomea, Hawaii. Founder of the Hirano Nursery. A member of the Wahiawa Hongwanji; the eldest participant of the Honolulu Heart Program.

He is survived by sons, George (Nobue) Hirano, Robert (Chieko) Hirano; daughters, Beatrice (Manfred) Kempf, Katherine (Alan) Marugaki, Jill (Jay) Ellowitz; sister, Misayo Hirota; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grand-children.

Private services were held.

Ruth Ann Heider Johnson

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Feb. 3, 2012
Ruth Ann Heider Johnson, 74, of Kaneohe, a teacher and Kahala Elementary School retiree, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Orange Grove, Texas. She is survived by husband the Rev. Donald K.; sons Mark, Daniel and Jonathan; brother Donald Heider; sister Adelaide Marlatt; and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, Associate Pastor for the Children and Youth Fund, Windward Artist Guild Scholarship Fund or charity.

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Charles Kiaaina Handley Jr.

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Jan. 23, 2012
Charles Kiaaina “Charlie” Handley Jr., 64, of Kailua died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Charles K. III; daughter Kailani C.; brothers Carlton, Craighton, Kalai and Clifford; sisters Charlene Huffman and Carleen Ornellas; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach Pavilions, near boat ramp. Services: noon. Scattering of ashes and lunch to follow. Bring your own watercraft. Photos welcome to share at services; bring a copy with your story for a scrapbook. Loose flowers to scatter are welcome.

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Ramiro Mendez Jr.

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Feb. 10, 2012
Ramiro Mendez Jr., 45, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telcom computer controller, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by parents Ramiro Sr. and Rosa; brothers John, Eric, Jason and Mike; and sisters June, Graciela Jean “Gina,” Maricela and Angie. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at University Avenue Baptist Church. Services: 4 p.m.

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TOORU ROBERT KODAMA

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TOORU ROBERT KODAMA

Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away January 4, 2012 at his home. Born October 27, 1927 in Haiku, Maui.

He is survived by sons, David (Yukiko) Kodama, Daniel (Wendy) Kodama; 3 grand-children.

Private services were held.

PATRICIA M. KONO

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PATRICIA M. KONO

Age 65, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away January 26, 2012 in Honolulu. Born November 6,
1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Patricia retired from Alexander & Baldwin as an executive secretary.

She is survived by husband, Frederick Kono; sons, Kourtney (Shelly) Kono, Korey (Melanie) Kono; sister, Susanne Yuu; 5 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (February 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

Pacita Bernadette Mero Lobitos

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Feb. 7, 2012
Pacita Bernadette Mero “Alice” Lobitos, 75, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Pedro Jr., Larry, Rodney, Randy and Leroy; daughters Debbie Cummings, JoAnn Agabin, Julianne Mark and Gina Kaniaupio; sister Lillian M. Pimental; 30 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park, behind the lifeguard stand. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Philomena Nanomi Mahiai

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Jan. 4, 2012
Philomena Nanomi “Mena” Mahiai, 51, of Waianae, owner of Na Pua Mahiai, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Balbina W., brothers Theodore and Timothy, and sisters Theodora Mahiai and Maraia Ah-Van. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at 85-576-B Plantation Road, Waianae (Mahiai Flower Farm). Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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JOSE INTERINO MENDOZA

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JOSE INTERINO MENDOZA

Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away January 9, 2012 at his home. Born March 21, 1929 in San Ildefonzo, Bulacan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Rosita L. Mendoza; daughter, Eroditha (Edgardo) Cubacub; 1 grandson.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday 2/10 at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, Mass 12:00 noon. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Michele Rowe Gallagher Mendoza

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Jan. 30, 2012
Michele Rowe Gallagher “Shelly” Mendoza, 46, of Honolulu, a hairstylist, died at home. She was born in Santa Clara, Calif. She is survived by husband Dennis L., daughters Brittany and Brooke, mother Vivian Fraser, stepfather Hugh Fraser, sisters Keleigh “Kelly” Kaufman and Sandra Sheehy, stepbrothers Gregg and Douglas Fraser, and stepsister Kimberly Fraser. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Aloha Shriners Beach Club, 41-525 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Beach attire. Online condolences: www.diamondheadmortuary.com.

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Norman Richard Moen

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Jan. 29, 2012
Norman Richard “Bud” Moen, 88, of Kailua-Kona, owner of the former Viking Bags & Baggage and an Army Air Corps bomber pilot and flight instructor who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Hillsboro, N.C. He is survived by son Randall, daughters Karen Valentine and Shelley Hoist, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club pavilion at Honokohau Harbor. For information, call Shelley at 937-1774. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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Stanley Mutsuo Ono

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Jan. 19, 2012
Stanley Mutsuo Ono, 80, of Pearl City, a retired Japan Airlines ticketing department manager and an Air Force veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice, Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane, sons Dayton and Garry, brothers Warren and Stephen, sister Jean Zenigami and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rodney Takashi Sakamoto

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Feb. 3, 2012
Rodney Takashi Sakamoto, 59, of Ewa Beach, a carpenter and an Army Reserve retiree, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Lebonna “Bonnie”; sons Harry III and Mannual J. Cruz; daughters Alberta Cruz and Dionicia Kapaona; numerous hanai children; brothers Rex, Robert and Paul; sisters Jane Hong and Karen Furukawa; 14 grandchildren; numerous hanai grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship, 95-061 Waimakua Drive, Mililani. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Howard Akira Sato

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Feb. 4, 2012
Howard Akira Sato, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force Reserve senior master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Jane M., son Darrin A., mother Ichiye, brother Donald and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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JON E. SCHMEISER

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JON E. SCHMEISER

Jon E Schmeiser of Aiea, HI, 63 years young, passed away on Jan 30, 2012, in the VA Center, Honolulu, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Jon was born in Ellenville, NY and attended Valley Central where he was an All-State wrestler. He earned his BS degree from Clarkson College and a Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University.
He was assigned to US Army, HQ 9th ARCOM and retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Jon’s civilian career included serving as an IRS Revenue Agent, Management Analyst, Army Telecommunications Specialist, and a State Dept Diplomatic Courier. In return for his service Jon was able to travel to all parts of the world.
Jon volunteered for, and participated in, many numerous community events. He was a dedicated Faerber Flyer’s Running Coach and appeared in the HI Opera Theater Production of Aida. Eating was Jon’s passion and running was his chosen sport. Jon completed the prestigious Boston Marathon three times.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Lee, his mother Myrna Schmeiser of Walden, NY; his brothers Marc Schmeiser and Michael Schmeiser; his sister, Julie Marburger; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jon was predeceased by his father John J Schmeiser and his sister Stephanie Tillson.
During his very active life not a day went by without Jon’s signature greeting, “It’s another beautiful day.” He will be missed by everyone who knew him. A memorial service will be held Feb 29, 3:00 pm at Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) Chapel, 1085 Bougainvillea Loop, Honolulu. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Parks Conservation Association.

Joshua Kolokona Silva

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Jan. 1, 2012
Joshua Kolokona Silva, 26, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Sailas; daughters Tiani K. and Lexus K.; mother Zena Parker; brothers Jordan P. Silva-Parker, and Jarrett and Justin Silva; and grandparent Virginia Parker. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Valentine Santarone Sr.

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Jan. 17, 2012
Valentine “Val” Santarone Sr., 58, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a former operations manager at Doonwood Engineering on Oahu, died at home. He was born in Elmira, N.Y. He is survived by wife Darlene L., sons Anthone K. and Valentine “Val” Jr., and five grandchildren. Private services held. Additional services to be announced and held on Oahu and Hawaii island at a later date.

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Robert Shizuo Takashige

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Jan. 17, 2012
Robert Shizuo Takashige, 95, of Honolulu, retired owner of Holo Holo Apparel and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, Company B, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Michiko, son Todd T. and sister Toshie Hihara. Private services.

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Robert Villamil

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Jan. 31, 2012
Robert “Sunny” Villamil, 79, of Pearl City, a Marine Corps master sergeant, died in Pearl City. He was born in Pauoa. He is survived by sons Robert Jr. and Barry; daughter Robin; brothers Abraham and Rudy; sisters Vivian Moku, Lillian Tim Sing and Priscilla Manuel; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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GEORGE YEIZO YOKOMORI

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GEORGE YEIZO YOKOMORI

Age 72, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away January 16, 2012 in Aiea. Born July 17, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. A member of the Word of Life Christian Center, Honolulu. Retired from the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel.

He is survived by wife, Jean Suzui Yokomori; sons, Eric Yokomori, Davin (Liko) Yokomori brother, Gary (Linda)
Yokomori.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday (February 18) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers, Please..


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