Archive for February 17th, 2012

Cliff Needham Ahue

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Jan. 26, 2012
Cliff Needham Ahue, 57, of Lahaina, a Tihati Productions kumu hula, died in Lahaina. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Wilford, brother Kent and hanai brother Randy Villanueva. Visitation: noon Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Celebration of life: noon Feb. 26 at Hyatt Regency Maui, Sunset Terrace. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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MATSUE “GLADYS” ARAKAKI

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MATSUE “GLADYS” ARAKAKI

Age 85, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 11, 2012 in Pearl City. Born September 1, 1926 in Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii. Matsue was a member of Seicho-No-Ie Church and also, Kuban Chu Okinawan Club.

She is survived by son, Larry H. (Diane) Arakaki; daughters, Sandy H. (Harrison) Sugawara, Susan H. (Morris) Russell; sisters, Tsuruko Higa, Harriet Yap; brother, Teruji Agena; 4 grandsons; 2 grand-daughters; 3 great-grandsons; 5 great-granddaughters.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (February 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

Evan Gomes Camacho

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Feb. 7, 2012
Evan Gomes Camacho, 86, of Kailua-Kona, owner of Hawaii Lube Equipment and an Army veteran of World War II, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Vance and Geoff, daughter Rhonda Ellis, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Curtis

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Feb. 10, 2012
Robert “Bull” Curtis, 69, of Honolulu, a Merill Lynch financial adviser and a retired Navy captain, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He is survived by wife Shirley, son Mike and sister Martha. Services: 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Flowers welcome.

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Benjamin Dorotan Doronio

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Feb. 1, 2012
Benjamin Dorotan Doronio, 92, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Caridad N., daughter Gloria D. Garma, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist, 2324 Omilo Lane. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Elisea Jarra Estrada

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Feb. 11, 2012
Elisea Jarra Estrada, 86, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. field worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Romulo, Renato and James; daughter Christina “Lucy” Porte; brothers Augusto and Modesto Jarra; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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RICHARD ALVARO GANHINHIN

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RICHARD ALVARO GANHINHIN
January 18, 2012

Richard Alvaro Ganhinhin, 96, retired sheet metal worker at Pearl Harbor Shipyard returned to Our Lord. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. His life was spent on his passion for ballroom dancing, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his daughter, CARMEN GANHINHIN, his son, RANDY GANHINHIN, his grandsons, ALIKA WINTER and KAWIKA WINTER, and his great-grandchildren, CHIEN, MALIA, TIANA, KALA and KAIWI.

St. Patrick’s Church: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Visitation Noon to 1::00 p.m. Mass: 1:00 p.m., to 1:45 p.m. Casual Attire, No Flowers.

RICHARD ALVARO GANHINHIN

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RICHARD ALVARO GANHINHIN
January 18, 2012

Richard Alvaro Ganhinhin, 96, retired sheet metal worker at Pearl Harbor Shipyard returned to Our Lord. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. His life was spent on his passion for ballroom dancing, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his daughter, CARMEN GANHINHIN, his son, RANDY GANHINHIN, his grandsons, ALIKA WINTER and KAWIKA WINTER, and his great-grandchildren, CHIEN, MALIA, TIANA, KALA and KAIWI.

St. Patrick’s Church: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Visitation Noon to 1::00 p.m. Mass: 1:00 p.m., to 1:45 p.m. Casual Attire, No Flowers.

William Robert Gruenewald

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Feb. 9, 2012
William Robert Gruenewald, 61, of Honolulu, a retired Navy electrician’s mate who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He is survived by brother Robert L. and sister Mary A. Stenulson. Services at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, at a later date. Donations suggested to the Navy League of Honolulu.

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ISAO HIRATANI

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ISAO HIRATANI

Age 90, and long-time resident of Wahiawa, passed away on January 23, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Katherine (Bruce) Kim; grand-daughters, Kara, Mariel and Kelsey; brother, Moriyoshi (Lilian); sisters, Miyako Nakai, Ann Goya and Violet (Xavier) Padilla; numerous nephews, nieces; grandnephews and grandnieces. Private services were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific where he was laid to rest alongside wife, Takako.

CLIFFORD M. HOSHINO

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CLIFFORD M. HOSHINO

Age 68, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away January 31, 2012 in Aiea. Born January 25, 1944 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Clifford was retired from the Honolulu Dental Lab and presently at DLS. He was a member of the Nisei Bowling Club.

He is survived by wife, Lorna Hoshino; son, Kevin Hoshino; daughter, Wendy (Russ) Thompson of CA; brothers, Clark (Alice) Hoshino, Brian Hoshino of WA; sisters, Hanayo Meyers of Wisconsin, Harue (John) Gant of OR; 2 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:15 p.m. Tuesday (February 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers.

Jong Joo Hyun

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Feb. 3, 2012
Jong Joo Hyun, 54, of Honolulu, a jewelry designer, died. She was born in Korea. She is survived by son William Pitton, daughter Seychelles Pitton, mother Yong Ok Lee and sisters Sunah and Soonjo. Services in Shasta, Calif., pending.

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Mary Chiyeko Inamura

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Jan. 26, 2012
Mary Chiyeko Inamura, 83, of Honolulu, a retired GRG Enterprises Inc. bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glen T.; daughter Lee Ann Y.; sisters Florence Hirata, Alice Okoji, Leatrice Wago and Irene Ota; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Yukiko Iwamasa

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Jan. 22, 2012
Yukiko Iwamasa, 81, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Warren, Curtis and Keith; daughter Gail Olanolan; brothers Minoru and Shigeru Nakamura; sister Umeyo Goya; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Pascal Jervis

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Feb. 7, 2012
Robert Pascal Jervis, 89, of Hilo, a retired Minnesota Mutual insurance salesman and Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Andover, Va. He is survived by son Michael, daughter Valerie Nakao, sister Lois Price, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Frederick Wilfred Cavallo Jr.

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Jan. 16, 2012
Frederick Wilfred “Freddie” Cavallo Jr., 56, of Mililani died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Masako K., daughter Yukino S., brother Chad Kanoe and sister Suzette K. Tarape. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sakae S. Kawakami

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Dec. 24, 2011
Sakae S. Kawakami, 100, of Honolulu, a retired registered public health nurse at Lanakila Health Center, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Owen Y. and Myron E. “Skip,” six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William H. Maguire

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Jan. 13, 2012
William H. Maguire, 82, of Winchester, Va., formerly of Oahu, a businessman and Navy veteran, died. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary; son William J.; daughter Karen L.; brothers John J., George and Charles T.; sister Merna Kin In; and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. March 10 at the Pacific Club, Honolulu. Business casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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Arthur William McCarter

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Feb. 7, 2012
Arthur William “Bill” McCarter, 86, of Bellingham, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, a mechanical engineer, died in Bellingham. He was born in Topeka, Kan. He is survived by wife Chlois, sons Les and Larry, and daughter Linda. Services held in Bellingham. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Mount Baker Kidney Center, 410 Birchwood Ave., Suite 100, Bellingham, WA 98225.

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LELA MINUTE

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LELA MINUTE

Age 51, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away January 24, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born June 26, 1960 in Fagamalo, American Samoa.

She is survived by husband, Tauoa Minute; sons, Douglas (Sailau) Minute, Deroy Minute; daughter, Daisy Minute; 4 grandchildren; mother, Siane Tuuga; brothers, Palma (Georgina) Tuuga, Puipui (Mona) Tuuga; sisters, Elemae Tuuga, Loretta (Pale) Tuuga.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (February 22) at Hawaii First Samoan Assembly
of God (1420 Palama St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Eufemia S. Miranda

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Jan. 18, 2012
Eufemia S. Miranda, 74, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Eduardo, son Jesus, daughters Josie Valenzuela and Evelyn Randolph, brothers Lorenzo and Ricardo Serraon, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Thomas S. Morisaki

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Feb. 4, 2012
Thomas S. Morisaki, 81, of Aiea, a retired U.S Postal Service carrier and Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yaeko; sons Layne and Scott; daughters Joy Vaninwagen, Peggy Santos and Carol Morisaki; brother Richard Nishimura; sisters Jean Ray and Evelyn Inafuku; and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Seihachi Richard Nakasone

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Jan. 31, 2012
Seihachi Richard “Joe” Nakasone, 89, of Honolulu, a Department of Education custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hatsuko; son Jun; daughters Anna Uyehara, Millie Nakasone and Leta Mamizuka; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Stanley Masami Okano

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Jan. 25, 2012
Stanley Masami Okano, 70, of Honolulu, a retired business owner and state Judiciary print shop manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Ross S., Guy T. and Scott T.; brother Rex; sister Jinny; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Karen Lee Pelowski

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Feb. 4, 2012
Karen Lee Pelowski, 70, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Omaha, Neb. She is survived by daughters Susan R. and Jeanne M., brother Dennis Pope and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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Randy Pero

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Feb. 7, 2012
Randy Pero, 38, of Kapolei, a roofer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in the Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Jenny; parents Anjen and Malen; brothers Berwin, Materson and Bradford; and sisters Claudy Pero, Cleana Arelon, Mynell Henry, Linda Luther and Joyce Morris. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

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Dorothy J. Silva

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Feb. 8, 2012
Dorothy J. Silva, 79, of Makawao, Maui, a retired certified nurse’s aide, died in Makawao. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by husband Antone F. Jr., daughters Rebecca W. Ignacio and Colleen K. O’Hara-Rosa, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation and casual services: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Haliimaile Annex.

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Mary Shizuko Soo

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Jan. 31, 2012
Mary Shizuko Soo, 82, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Teruo; sons Ronald, Warren and Darrin; daughters Donna Ichimasa and Lori Kouchi; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Arnold Myron Rodrigues Souza

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Jan. 29, 2012
Arnold Myron Rodrigues Souza, 89, of Kailua, an auto mechanic for Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Naval Air Station, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne “Bonnie,” son Arnold A., daughter Toni-Ann P. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Gabriel P. Gonsalves Sr.

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Feb. 2, 2012
Gabriel P. “Gabby” Gonsalves Sr., 86, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gabriel P. Jr., daughters Gail M. and Gwendolyn C., sister Virginia Polinski, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Mount. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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