Archive for February 26th, 2012

MEVET B. AZADA

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MEVET B. AZADA

Age 51, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away February 11, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 6, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sergeant Azada a dedicated deputy for the Sherrif’s Department.

He is survived by sister, Dion A. (Darrick) Pohaku; nieces, Kristina Mitchell, Nicole Pohaku; nephew, Lance Pohaku.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

MILDRED ELIZABETH (SILVA) DUARTE

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MILDRED ELIZABETH (SILVA) DUARTE

Mildred Elizabeth (Silva) Duarte passed away after a long bout with heart failure and Alzheimer’s. She had been living in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Millie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 28, 1923, to Georgina and Ernest Silva. She married Anthony Duarte, a veteran of threewars who pre-deceased her in 1978.

Millie is survived by her children Lani Robbins, Tony, Bernhardt, Curtis (Gayle), Dana, Scott (Susan), Stephanie Whalen, and Gary; thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; sisters Vivian Spencer and Donna Soares; brother Frank Kahoohanohano Jr., and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed for her friendly ways and selfless giving to those she loved.

A mass will be said for her at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colorado Springs, on Monday, February 27 at 10:30 a.m. A future memorial service will take place in Honolulu where her remains will be placed next to her husband in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society or research on Alzheimer’s.

Trinidad P. Echavaria

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Feb. 7, 2012
Trinidad P. “Virgie” Echavaria, 82, of Pearl City, a retired teacher at the Children’s House in Pearl City, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Felix; sons Alan, Terrence and Robin; daughters Phyllis Graham and Jennifer Kincaid; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Agatha J.K. Miller Gomes

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Feb. 3, 2012
Agatha J.K. Miller Gomes, 82, of Makawao, Maui, formerly of Kalihi Uka, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Allen D.; daughters Georgeann Abrew, Tammy M. Gomes Poaha and Eva K.C. “Sissy” Orpilla; brother Alexander Miller; sister Beatrice Loman; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, Kalihi Uka. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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James Michael Gowler

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Feb. 14, 2012
James Michael Gowler, 64, of Mililani, a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Queens, N.Y. He is survived by wife Pauline; son Todd; daughter Kristi G. Robinson; mother Rita; brothers Edward, Gregory and Douglas; sister Lisa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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GEORGE HAMABATA

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GEORGE HAMABATA

85, of Kaneohe, died January 11, 2012. He was a retired Supervisor for Chevron Refinery. He served in the Army during WWII. He was born June 4, 1926 in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Kiyoko; sons, Cory (Paula), Jan (Beryl), Colin; daughter, Georgette Hamabata; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister Lynn Wong. Private services were held. Assisting funeral home; Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Richard Johnson

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Feb. 18, 2012
Richard Johnson, also known as “RJ” and “Razor,” 71, of Waipahu, an Air Force retiree and a civil servant at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Waipahu. He was born in New Castle, Pa. He is survived by wife Cora, daughter Kelli Kitchens, brothers Thomas and William, sister Evelyn and two grandchildren. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Herbert Edgar Smith, Jr.

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HERBERT EDGAR SMITH, JR.

53, passed away suddenly on February 9. Born September 4, 1958, in Honolulu. After high school in California, Herb attended the University of Hawaii. After graduating, he met his future wife Naomi Koga-Smith, whom he married on Kauai in a ceremony fondly remembered by all in attendance. Back to California, the couple resided in San Jose where he worked as senior accountant for Ridge Winery. His hobbies included photography, bicycling, viticulture and opera, in which he became an accomplished tenor. He is remembered by friends and family for his gentle nature, big heart, warm humor and courage. As a parent, he cherished his daughter Emily Michiko Smith. Besides his wife and daughter, Herb is survived by his mother Mary Lou Arnold Beldner of Belmont and sister Lisa Keala Carter along with brother-in-law Ron Carter and nephews Cameron, Brett and Kyle Carter, all of Honolulu. A celebration of life will be held March 11, 2012 in Saratoga, California. Ashes will be scattered in Hawaii. Donations can be made to ALS Guardian Angels Foundation,
alsguardianangels.com.

MILES YOSHIO KANESHIRO

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MILES YOSHIO KANESHIRO

Age 49, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 27, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 27, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Miles was a 1980 graduate of Pearl City High School, and was a civilian employee at Camp Smith.

He is survived by wife, Yoko Kaneshiro; parents, Paul and Jeannette Kaneshiro; brother, Brett (Lisa) Kaneshiro; sister, Paula (Paul) Nakasone; 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

Private services were held.

Minnie Maldonado

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Feb. 21, 2012
Minnie Maldonado, 92, of Haiku, Maui, died at home. She was born in Haiku. She is survived by son Frank Jr.; daughters Vivian Montalvo, Joyce Perreira, and Josephine and Adeline Maldonado; sister Roseline Estrella; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass:11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Carolyn Yen Nguyen

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Feb. 20, 2012
Carolyn Yen Nguyen, 47, of Honolulu died. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She is survived by husband Kevin H., daughters Lisa and Christine, father De Van Tran, mother Ut Thi Le, brothers Binh L. and Danh L. Tran, and sister Y Nhi T. Tran. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Cremation to follow.

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NORMAN OKINAKA

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NORMAN OKINAKA

On February 14, 2012, Our dad, Norman Okinaka left us to join God’s “Coaching Staff”. He was born and raised in Palolo Valley on March 10, 1950. He was a graduate of Kaimuki High School Class of 1968 and worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Tool Designer for 37 years.

His passion included Fishing, Bowling, Coaching, Cooking, and Watching his children and grandchildren grow.

He was a member of the Pacific Casting Club and in 1982 joined the “100 Plus Ulua “club with 129 lbs. Ulua. He also placed in various statewide fishing tournaments.

He bowled in the AJA and other various Open leagues.

He coached Bobby Sox Softball, ASA Softball, Little League Baseball, Pop Warner Football, Pearl City High School JV Football and Semi Pro Football.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years Vanetta Cazimero. Sons Nathan Okinaka, Ryan Okinaka and Stephen Hanohano. Daughter Stacy Hanohano (Lester Kahalelehua) and grand children Jolene, Mikayla, Marcus, Malia and Andrew.

His mother Yukie “Doris” Okinaka, Sister Shirley Sakaguchi and Brother Warren (Lenora) Okinaka.

Services are being held at Nu’uanu Mortuary, Mar. 3rd with visitation at 430pm and service to start at 6pm.

The family would like to thank the many Doctors and Nurses of Castle Hospital, Ann Pearl Care Home and Island Hospice.

MARY LUKE PETTY

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MARY LUKE PETTY

Mary Luke Petty passed away peacefully on February 20, 2012 following a brief Illness. She was surrounded by loved ones to send her On her next journey. She is survived by her husband Kevin Petty and many family and friends.
Mary was born In Portland, Oregon on March 26, 1950. She was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii where she graduated from Kalani High School. Following a year of finishing school in London, she returned to Hawaii where she attended the University of Hawaii. She always had a passion for medicine so she moved to Boston where she worked her way through school and obtained her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree at Boston University in 1981.
She started her nursing career at the Massachusetts General Hospital eventually working her way up to
Assistant Head Nurse of a Medicine ward. Her nursing skills and compassion for patients were remarkable. It was during this time that she met and married her husband Kevin in 1986.
She moved to Silver Spring, Maryland in 1987 where she was a research oncology nurse at the National Institutes of Health. She later took a position at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda where she became a Certified Critical Care Nurse.
After some time, she decided to change her career direction and entered the travel Industry working as an agent for Ober United Travel in McLean, Virginia. She then moved to Dallas in 1991 where she continued her travel career with Graystone Travel.
In 1997, she moved to the Philadelphia area where she opened a CruiseOne franchise which she owned and operated. She was a member of the CruiseOne Advisory Board and Information Technology Subcommittee and was also an Accredited Cruise Counsellor for the Cruise lines International Association. She had many devoted and grateful clients all over the country whose lives she enriched by sending them on wonderful cruises.
Mary not only loved selling cruises but she loved going on them as well, traveling to destinations all over the world. In addition to cruising, Mary was passionate about Hawaiian music and all things Hawaiian. She particularly loved hula and became an accomplished hula dancer and performer in her final years. She was also an aficionado of single malt scotch.
Mary was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Aloha, Ku’u lei. A hui hau kakou.
Services and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the ASPCA.

ROSE MILARE RODRIGUES

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ROSE MILARE RODRIGUES

Age 90, of Kaimuki, Hawaii passed away February 9, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 21, 1921 in Olaa, Hawaii. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Puerto Rican Association.

She is survived by son, John (Linda) Rodrigues and daughter Geri (James) Kahue (caregiver); 4 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters.

Visitation Monday March 5th 6 – 9 PM at Diamond Head Mortuary. Additional visitation Tuesday March 6th 9:30 – 11:30 AM at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

No Flowers. Aloha attire.

Agustina C. Salviejo

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Feb. 13, 2012
Agustina C. “Agus” Salviejo, 93, of Honolulu, a retired state caregiver, died in Honolulu. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Perfecto and Louis, daughters Felicitas Verzosa and Cornelia Semana, sister Ruperta C. Abucay, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church, Kalihi. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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ROSAMELIA D. SENSANO SIBAYAN

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ROSAMELIA D. SENSANO SIBAYAN

Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 2, 2012 in Waipahu. Born October 27, 1926 in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. A member of the Ewa Beach Assembly of God. Previously worked for Mililani Downtown Mortuary and a self employed seamstress.

She is survived by sons,. Johnson Sensano, Richard (Mae) Sensano; daughters, Marilyn L. Butler of Ohio, Kimberly G. Duke of California, Shirley D. Thompson of Ohio; sisters, Toribia Ganir of Philippines, Josefina Balanay of Philippines; 28 grand-children; 23 great-grand-children; 2 great-great-grand-children; 2 nieces: Marlene Sagucio, Juanita Budiao.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (March 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALBERT DAI WOON SUR

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ALBERT DAI WOON SUR

92, of Honolulu, passed away on February 17, 2012. He was born in Kapehu, North Hilo, Hawai’i. He was a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. He was assigned to Guadalcanal in Jan. of 1944 to guard Admiral Bull Halsey and was a member of the 298th Infantry Dog Company, He applied for officers training and was accepted in Nov. 1944. He retired from the United States Army as a Major. He worked and retired, at age 91, as a property manager for Professional Island Management, Ltd.
He is survived by his son, Michael, daughters, Laurie Ann (Vance) Fung and Evette (Michael) Pickett, grand-children, Jenna Pickett and Leilah Fung, companion and best friend, Blackie. Private services.

THEODORE ORAL TALBOTT

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THEODORE ORAL TALBOTT “TED”

Died on Feb. 10, 2012 at his home in Kahalu’u. He was born on July 14, 1944 in Oregon and was a longtime C.P.A. in Kaneohe. He is survived by his wife, Alice Talbott; children, Kevin Gatewood, Donna Gatewood, and Karen Bush; brother, David Talbott; grandchildren, Westly, Sasha, Jade, Albert, and Trinity.
Memorial services will be conducted in the manner of the Society of Friends (Quakers) at the Key Project Community Center, 47-200 Waihee Road on March 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Casual attire is requested. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Key Project, Winners’ Camp Foundation, or the Institute for Human Services.

WILLIAM THOMAS “MIKE” TANNAHILL

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WILLIAM THOMAS “MIKE” TANNAHILL

Age 87, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 26, 2012 in Aiea. Born December 29, 1924 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

He is survived by wife, Elaine Tannahill; daughter, April (Dan) Easter; sons, Edward Tannahill, Richard (Kay) Tannahill, Michael Tannahill; brother, Abe (Pat) Tannahill of Oklahoma; caregiver, Cheryl Murakami; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grand-children.

Private services were held.

Zillah Puaala Kumaloe Young

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Feb. 15, 2012
Zillah Puaala Kumaloe Young, 104, of Honolulu, a retiree from Army and Air Force Exchange Service Hawaii, died at home in Kaimuki. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leander B. and Bill, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples.

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FREDERICK K. E. YUEN

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FREDERICK K. E. YUEN

88, of Kaneohe, passed peacefully on January 14, 2012. He retired as the owner of Honolulu Bag Supply. He was known for his light-hearted spirit and his jokes, many often kolohe. In his better years he would volunteer to sing a song or two, having sung along in lounges in Waikiki. He prided himself in his military experience, having served in the Philippines in World War II and later as a lieutenant colonel in the Hawaii State Guard. He is survived by his wife, Thelma, his son, Greg, and his sister, Eugenia Young. Private services were held.


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