Archive for February 25th, 2012

Dorothy Agan

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Feb. 22, 2012
Dorothy Agan, 82, of Hilo, a Life Care Center of Hilo retiree and part-time Hiilani Center tutor, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Lloyd; daughters Cynthia Reis, Yvonne Ferreira and Corliss Yamada; brother Ricarte Naiga; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Franklin Salinas Anno

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Feb. 8, 2012
Franklin Salinas “Frank” Anno, 81, of Honolulu, a retired heavy-equipment operator at Hickam Air Force Base, licensed real estate broker and insurance and travel agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Escolastica “Tessie”; sons Clarence, Wayne and Frank Jr.; daughters Annie L. Anno and Jeannette Petersen; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Co-Cathedral. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome; no roses. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Apolonia Buenio Botacion

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Jan. 29, 2012
Apolonia Buenio “Ponyang” Botacion, 91, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Alfredo Sr., daughter Maria R. Pactanac, sister Esperanza Bello, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Marlissa Michelle Carvalho

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Jan. 29, 2012
Marlissa Michelle Carvalho, also known as “Missy” and “Moose,” 50, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John; son Toby; daughters Melody Heu and Sayde Carvalho; parents Lani and Ben Cravalho; father Richard Andrade; brothers Richard Andrade and Brendan Cravalho; sisters Johnna Oson, and Jessica and Jamie Libby; and grandparent Elizabeth Andrade. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life at noon. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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TRINIDAD “VIRGIE” P. ECHAVARIA

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TRINIDAD “VIRGIE” P. ECHAVARIA

Age 82, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 7, 2012 in Honolulu. Born August 2, 1929 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Trinidad was a retired teacher from Childrens House in Pearl City. She was a member of the
Filipino Catholic Club at Our Lady of Good Counsel.

She is survived by husband, Felix Echavaria; sons, Alan (Sandra) Echavaria, Terrence (Pegeen) Echavaria, Robin (Theresa) Echavaria; daughters, Phyllis Graham of CA, Jennifer (Shane) Kincaid; 14 grand-children; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (February 29) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Rd, Pearl City, HI; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROQUE “ROCKY” ENOSARA

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ROQUE “ROCKY” ENOSARA

Age 69, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 2, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born August 16, 1942 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Retired from Civil Service after 41 years of service, and currently worked for BAE Systems in Schofield Barracks.

He is survived by wife, Lorraine Enosara; sons, Roque Wayne Enosara, Sean Enosara, Jesse Enosara; step-son, Christopher (Rhonda) Respicio; adopted sons, Rockne Enosara, Railey Enosara; daughters, Jaynelle Enosara, Raquel Enosara, Roxanne (Justin) Nemoto; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grand-children; brother, Freddie “Manoi” Enosara; sister, Violet Kuhia.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (March 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Judie Grey Parcasio Feliciano

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Feb. 15, 2012
Judie Grey Parcasio Feliciano, 25, of Waipahu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by father Ernesto S., mother Rebecca P. and sister Maricel F. Espejo. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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JUDIE GREY PARCASIO FELICIANO

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JUDIE GREY PARCASIO FELICIANO

Age 25, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 15, 2012 at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. Born April 17, 1986 in Philippines. She is one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She is survived by father, Ernesto S. Feliciano; mother, Rebecca P. Feliciano; sister, Maricel Feliciano (Jonathan) Espejo of Australia; one nephew.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday 2/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 2/29 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

Raymond F. Groeschner

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RAYMOND F. GROESCHNER

Previously of Old Greenwich, CT passed away on 2/16/12 in Honolulu, HI. He was 68. He is predeceased by his parents John & Cecile (Ford) Groeschner & brother Michael A. Groeschner, survived by brother John Groeschner (Marie) of Jacksonville, FL & sisters Janis Owens of Lakewood, CO & Lois Salvatore (Guy) of Belvidere, NC, & several nieces & nephews. Born on 9/4/43, Raymond spent his childhood & teenage years in the Stamford/Greenwich CT area, where he enjoyed the many beaches along Long Island Sound, blue & snapper fishing & playing chess. He moved to Honolulu in 1976. He loved his paradise home with a passion, & was often found at the Waikiki chess tables or along the beach with his metal detector, with which he found many treasures over the years. He was a very spiritual man. The family would like to thank all the kind people of Hawaii who helped Raymond over the many years-your kindness, compassion, understanding & generosity are deeply appreciated. Raymond’s interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Stamford, CT alongside his parents. Remembrance donations to United Cerebral Palsy at www.UCP.org or 1825 K St NW, Ste 600, Washington DC 20006.

WILLIAM ROBERT GRUENEWALD

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WILLIAM ROBERT GRUENEWALD

61, died Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at the Veteran Affairs Center for Living Care on the grounds of Tripler Hospital.

He was born on November 13, 1950 in the Bronx, New York to Louis and Mary Gruenewald.

Enlisting in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era, he was proud to have served as an Electricians mate at the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

A 21 year resident of Honolulu, he enjoyed being an usher at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Waikiki.

He is survived by his brother, Robert L. Gruenewald of Honolulu, sister Mary A Stenulson of Colorado, as well as cherished family members in Florida, South Dakota and New Mexico.

The Family gratefully acknowledges the support and care he received by all concerned at Tripler during his long ordeal with multiple illnesses.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 2pm at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

No flowers, please. Donations may be made to the Navy League of Honolulu on his behalf.

WILLIAM ROBERT GRUENEWALD

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WILLIAM ROBERT GRUENEWALD

61, died Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at the Veteran Affairs Center for Living Care on the grounds of Tripler Hospital.

He was born on November 13, 1950 in the Bronx, New York to Louis and Mary Gruenewald.

Enlisting in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era, he was proud to have served as an Electricians mate at the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

A 21 year resident of Honolulu, he enjoyed being an usher at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Waikiki.

He is survived by his brother, Robert L. Gruenewald of Honolulu, sister Mary A Stenulson of Colorado, as well as cherished family members in Florida, South Dakota and New Mexico.

The Family gratefully acknowledges the support and care he received by all concerned at Tripler during his long ordeal with multiple illnesses.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 2pm at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

No flowers, please. Donations may be made to the Navy League of Honolulu on his behalf.

Eleanor Wahinenukuohiilawe Puuomoeawa Hanakeawe

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Feb. 10, 2012
Eleanor Wahinenukuohiilawe Puuomoeawa “Nuku” Hanakeawe, 76, of Kapolei, a maintenance foreman with the state Department of Transportation at Honolulu Airport, died in Kapolei. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lawrence K. Jr., Leonard K. and Lyle Kaloi, and Kaipo H. Hanakeawe; daughters Memory Hanakeawe and Bernadette K.M. Kaloi; brothers the Rev. Robert and Henry Leong; sisters Fanny K. Gilman and Cecilia Kuahiwinui; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mr. Matthew Joseph Fitzsimmons, Jr.

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MR. MATTHEW JOSEPH FITZSIMMONS, JR.,

Aged 69, of Honolulu, passed away February 17, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born December 26, 1942 in Scranton, PA. He is survived by his wife, Tina Fitzsimmons; sons, Sean Fitzsimmons and Matthew Fitzsimmons; daughter, Landy Lagon; sister, Leilani Earls. During his life, he was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a loyal friend.

VISITATION WILL BE FROM 10 – 11:00 A.M. MONDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2012 AT NU’UANU MEMORIAL PARK AND MORTUARY, CHAPEL OF THE FLOWERS. SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT 11:00 A.M. ALOHA ATTIRE.

Special thanks to Molly Kealoha, Robin Umeda, Steve Kuna, Rev. George W. Scott, and Greg and Susu Markham for the love and support.

Christopher Brooks Kaufman

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Feb. 15, 2012
Christopher Brooks Kaufman, 41, of Haleiwa, a carpenter, died. He was born in La Jolla, Calif. He is survived by son Cooper, stepson Bryce Sutton, father John, mother Barbara Tauvell, brother Peter and sister Desiree. Call family for details on services. Casual attire.

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Dana Mae Leoneza

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Feb. 12, 2012
Dana Mae Leoneza, 36, of Honalo, Hawaii, a waitress at Fish Hopper Restaurant, Outback Steakhouse and Outrigger Keauhou Beach Hotel, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by the father of her children, Duane Cunningham; sons Tyger and Colby Cunningham; father Roy; mother Lorraine Araujo; hanai father Earl Araujo; and brother Roy Jr. Celebration of life: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Kaniohale Community Center, 74-5100 Haleolono St., Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Julia Olds Mock

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Feb. 10, 2012
Julia Olds Mock, 69, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by husband Duke, son Greg, daughters Michele Naho‘oikaika and Angel Huddleston, sister Paulette Hedemark and a grandchild. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Straub Clinic & Hospital, Honolulu.

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Victor Morihisa

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Feb. 6, 2012
Victor Morihisa, 95, of Lihue, a Lihue Plantation Co. mechanic, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanalai, Kauai. He is survived by son Samuel. Private services.

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Belinda Alohalani Palakiko

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Feb. 2, 2012
Belinda Alohalani Palakiko, 45, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Newton; sons Bronson Kaawa, and Newton Jr., Nathan, Nolan and Noah Palakiko; daughter Shentell; brothers Sampson Jr., James and Malcolm Kaawa; sisters Bernadine McShane and Sheraldine Silva; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Carol M. Rice

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Feb. 6, 2012
Carol M. Rice, 75, of Pearl City and Wahiawa, an Army retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by daughter Courtney Turner, brothers John and Michael, and sisters Rosemary Williams, Joanne Rice and Barbara Scanlon. For details on services, visit www.carolmrice.weebly.com.

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Carl F. Schneider

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Jan. 10, 2012
Carl F. Schneider, 76, of Irvine, Calif., a retired insurance manager and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Irvine. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Ellie, sons Joey and Jon, daughters Jeffrey and Jami, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Jack Lee Stahley

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Jan. 27, 2012
Jack Lee Stahley, 75, of Lihue, a retired drywaller in the construction business, died at home. He was born in Montana. He is survived by son Jeffrey, daughters Jill Rylander and Joy Stahley, and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaii Community Foundation in the name of the Jack L. Stahley Fund.

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Tsuneo Taguma

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Feb. 4, 2012
Tsuneo Taguma, 82, of Pearl City, an Otis Elevator Co. retiree and an Army retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Felisa; daughter Shirley “Jeannie” Timmons; stepsons Frederick Sr., Daryl and Carl Fidel; stepdaughters Grace Alvarado and Donna Hillman; brothers Lawrence, George and Victor; sisters Gladys Nagata and Helen Kanno; a grandchild; 17 stepgrandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bethany Assembly of God, Aiea. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Catherine Toshiko Tomita

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Feb. 12, 2012
Catherine Toshiko Tomita, 89, of Wahiawa, a Wahiawa General Hospital retiree, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Ricky, daughters Joan Barringer and Linda Ball, brothers Mori and Koichi Ono, sister Elaine Yoshioka, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Jane Sadako Tonaki

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Feb. 14, 2012
Jane Sadako Tonaki, 91, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Carl, sister Dorothy F. Higa and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Charlotte Leimomi Travis Vela

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Feb. 13, 2012
Charlotte Leimomi Travis Vela, 46, of Phoenix, formerly of Waialua, a long-term health care specialist, died at home. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband John R.; daughters Katarina G., Juanita L. and Marcela K. Vela, and Mandy V. Huff; brothers John Jr., Jay and Guy Travis; and sisters Pauline Quinsaat, Wanda Kamauoha, Darlene Soma, Cheryldean De Guzman, Maizelette Edayan and Ilima Pena. No services. Sympathies and condolences can be sent to John R. Vela, 2848 E. Greenway Road No. 207, Phoenix, AZ 85032.

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Hazel Elizabeth Vergara

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Feb. 14, 2012
Hazel Elizabeth Vergara, 76, of Las Vegas, formerly of Waipahu, a retired art teacher, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Cuyahoga, Ohio. She is survived by sons James M.A. and Jason M., daughters Loretta E. Aubert and Elizabeth C. Kekauoha, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life in Las Vegas. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date in Hawaii. Flowers welcome.

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Charles Sun Woo

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Feb. 9, 2012
Charles Sun Woo, 89, of Mililani, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Willa, daughter Diane Kam and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Donald Kenji Yamada

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Feb. 1, 2012
Donald Kenji Yamada, 89, of Kapolei, a retired federal firefighter and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Clara, daughters Delma Y. Yamada and Hilma K. Inenaga, brothers Ronald T. and Tom S., and a grandchild. Private services.

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Janet Yaeko Yayoshi

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Feb. 16, 2012
Janet Yaeko Yayoshi, 87, a retired Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. office clerk, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by brothers Suemi and Tetsuo. Services: 3 p.m. today at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. No monetary offerings or gifts.

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