Archive for February 29th, 2012

Salud Catungal Villanueva

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Feb. 3, 2012
Salud Catungal Villanueva, 96, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Edmundo and Eddie; daughters Lita Corpuz, Evelyn Brungs, Leticia Munoz and Felina Bayas; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Dorothy Louise Tracey

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Feb. 13, 2012
Dorothy Louise Tracey, 91, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Tennessee. She is survived by son James Wright; daughters Anita and Samantha Wright, and Esther Takemoto; sister Nell Wopperer; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Patricia B. Torres

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Feb. 24, 2012
Patricia B. “Pat” Torres, 68, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel waitress, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Bernard Sr.; sons Raynard, Bernard Jr. and Matthew; daughters Lisa Ann Torres and Teresa L. Emiliano; brother Herbert Saldana; sisters Josephine Tamura, Georgiana Yamauchi and Judy Banasan; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kohala, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Halawa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Esther Hayako Tomita

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Feb. 18, 2012
Esther Hayako Tomita, 89, of Honolulu, a Leonard’s Bakery salesclerk, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Kailua-Kona. She is survived by daughter Rox Ann H. Sato, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lottie Teruko Tarpley

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Feb. 24, 2012
Lottie Teruko “Koko” Tarpley, 64, of Lehuula, Hawaii, a homemaker, waitress and band member of the former Koko & the Kasuals, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Louis; sons Shawn Ibarra, Joshua Mareko and Hoapili Naope; daughter Yvette Keohuloa; stepdaughter Stephanie Apollo; brothers Terry and Glen Muraki; sister Pearl Muraki; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Lanakila Congregational Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. No flowers. For information, call 322-2636.

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Ernesto Tabac

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Feb. 18, 2012
Ernesto Tabac, 69, of Paauilo, Hawaii, an employee at the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and retiree from Parker Ranch, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Harriet S.; son Troy; daughters Ernette Akau and Erlynn Tabac; brothers Simplicio, Amador and James; sisters Erminia Villa, Rosita Ebreo, Beatrice Tabac, Anita Tabac-Powers and Marina Silva; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Daniel Terencio Rompon

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Feb. 22, 2012
Daniel Terencio Rompon, 69, of Honolulu, an auto mechanic at Servco Pacific/Motor Imports, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marie; daughters Tina Inay and Ana Johnson; brothers Ronald and Francis; sisters Josephine Larson, Carol Fisher and Ranel Rompon; and 10 grandchildren. Celebration of life at noon Sunday at Heeia State Park, 46-465 Kamehameha Highway. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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Norman Takeshi Okinaka

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Feb. 14, 2012
Norman Takeshi Okinaka, 61, of Kaneohe, a retired tool designer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Ann Pearl Care Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vaneta “Van”; sons Nathan and Ryan Okinaka, and Stephen Hanohano; daughter Stacy Hanohano; mother Yukie “Doris”; brother Warren; sister Shirley Sakaguchi; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Obra Morris

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Feb. 12, 2012
Obra Morris, 55, of Honolulu, a cashier, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Majuro, Marshall Islands. She is survived by sons Duston Steel and Branson Laneab; daughters Rimina and Ruth; brothers Bantu Alujin, Jellen Kornak and Helsy Lomae; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Stake Center. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Ferdinand Micklautz

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Jan. 27, 2012
Ferdinand “Mick” Micklautz, 96, of Honolulu, an antique dealer, American Red Cross organizer and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y. He is survived by daughter Pamela Pierron, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Elks Club in Waikiki. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Semi Faaloloi Manaea

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Feb. 3, 2012
Semi Faaloloi “Sam” Manaea, 64, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Faleasao, Manua, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Michelle K.R.; sons John R. and Lee C. Manaea, and Justin Z. Richards; mother Faailoa T. Tali; brothers Frank S., Faaloloiaoolelagi S., Raymond S. and Rodney F. Manaea, and Leula and Samau Tali; and sisters Fuaoloa M. Faletufuga, Ruth S. Manaea, Taulolomi and Sue Tali, Nofoao Leaea and Gafa Mauga. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Karna Lynn Magno

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Feb. 11, 2012
Karna Lynn Magno, 47, of Pearl City, a manager at Denny’s Restaurant in Kaneohe, died in Pearl City. She was born in Newport, Ore. She is survived by husband Rudy C., sons Justin and Jarret, mother Sharon Leegos and sister Danielle Parker. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Francis Sui Wo Lum

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Feb. 25, 2012
Francis Sui Wo Lum, 85, of Aiea, a retired commissary foreman at Fort Shafter, died in Makaha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joshua B., companion Josephine Ochavez, stepdaughters Mercedes Wheeling and Pennie Quinata, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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Calvin Kahealani Kaawaloa

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Feb. 17, 2012
Calvin Kahealani Kaawaloa, 44, of Hilo, a Goodwill Industries employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sister Noe Kaawaloa-Naumu. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tabernacle, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honolulu Stake Center, 1560 Beretania St. Services on Hawaii island pending. Aloha attire or Sunday best. No flowers for Honolulu services.

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Shizue M. Iwamoto

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Feb. 14, 2012
Shizue M. Iwamoto, 93, of Lahaina, a retired seamstress at the Queen’s Medical Center, died. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Steve K., daughter Judith Y. Nakashima, sisters Rene Colley and Ethel Tomita, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Josephine Hughes

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Feb. 11, 2012
Josephine Hughes, also known as “Sepa” and “The Bibingka Lady,” 92, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Michael; daughters Patricia Lasconia, Sonja Bowen-Kudoba, Priscilla Stephens, Leandra Castroni and Pauline Russell; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Makakilo Baptist Church, 92-611 Makakilo Drive. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Erwin Y.P. Ho

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Feb. 12, 2012
Erwin Y.P. Ho, 51, of Honolulu, a city Budget and Fiscal Services Department procurement and specification officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Sheryl Ikeda, mother Helen, brothers Patrick and Glen, and sisters Phyllis Miyashiro and Edwina Ching. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Cynthia Mee Hung Ho

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Feb. 12, 2012
Cynthia Mee Hung Ho, 60, of Honolulu, a state Department of Education Honolulu District Office secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Nicole and Noelani Sato, mother Elsie, brother Leonard and sisters Rebecca Ho and Carol Claes. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Hazel Tsuruyo Harris

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Jan. 23, 2012
Hazel Tsuruyo Harris, 84, of Kaneohe, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service data processor, died. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons John, Harry and Arthur; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ambrosio Paparico Demecillo

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Jan. 28, 2012
Ambrosio Paparico Demecillo, 83, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Ewa Beach, a retired painter at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Keaau. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by son Donovan, brothers Celino and David, sister Marcela Oman and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kuuipo Gail Kaiwa Burley

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Feb. 24, 2012
Kuuipo Gail Kaiwa Burley, 74, of Lawai, Kauai, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by husband Stewart, sons Skipper and Sperry, daughter Surreyann Parongao, sister Ivy Rivera, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo Ward.

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Ellen Albertina Bautista

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Jan. 16, 2012
Ellen Albertina Bautista, 75, of Las Vegas, an SOA Security employee, died in Nevada. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bernard Cleveland and Melvyn Liu Jr., daughter Patricia Martin, brothers Edward Jr. and Raymond Cleveland, sisters Alicia Moore and Dino Cleveland, 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Danny Tordel Astrande

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Feb. 17, 2012
Danny Tordel Astrande, 85, of Hilo, a retired sugar cane truck driver, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. He was born in Dolores Abra, Philippines. He is survived by sons Rodney, Randal, Darren and Douglas; brothers Petronilo T. and Conrado T.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Mass: 2 p.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Hilo. Casual attire.

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DR. CAROLYN ANN SEWELL YAMAOKA, DDS

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DR. CAROLYN ANN SEWELL
YAMAOKA, DDS
February 24

79, of Kailua, died. She was born in Lafayette, Indiana, attended Purdue University and Indiana University Dental School. She became the second female dentist in the state of Hawaii and worked at Strong Carter Dental Clinic in Palama until its closure in 1995. Her life has been a testament to her love of Jesus Christ. She has been a dedicated and active member of the Windward Church of the Nazarene, teaching Sunday School and serving as an official greeter. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ronald Yamaoka; daughters, Leila, Laura, and Lorna; son, Joseph, and 8 grandchildren. Celebration service Sunday, 4 March 4PM (greeting starting at 3:30) at Windward Church of the Nazarene in Kaneohe. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations made to the Windward Church of the Nazarene.

Frances E. Folsom (Vogel)

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FRANCES E. FOLSOM (VOGEL)

Age – 63 of Kailua passed away February 22, 2012 at home. Born July 16, 1948 in Honolulu.
She is survived by husband Andrew, son Andrew M. Kuuiini Folsom, Brother (hanai) Freddy Morris Sisters: Mary Louise Rodrigues, Josephine Sanderson, Shirley Blankenship, Mildred Riggs, Margaret Joseph.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 41-685 Ala Koa St. in Waimanalo, at 11:00 am.

Dana Robert Morrison

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DANA ROBERT MORRISON

On Feb 13, “Capt. Bob”, 65, was cleared for an earthly departure from Saint Francis Hospice in Honolulu on his final flight following a brief battle with cancer.

Born Dana Robert Morrison in Los Angeles October 7, 1946, Bob spent a lifetime enamored with baseball, sailing, and flight. After learning to fly as a teenager, he graduated from University of Southern California with a desire to pursue aviation as a career. Following service as a USAF pilot, he moved to Hawaii in 1978 and began to accumulate airtime as a flight instructor. He also flew for Panorama Air tours, Hawaii Air Ambulance, Royal Hawaiian Air Service, and eventually for Aloha Airlines with both interisland and mainland routes. Also interested in glider flight, he held altitude diamonds for glider flights exceeding 30,000 feet. He joined Pacific Air Charters, Inc. and flew part-time for an aerial photogrammetry firm when he reluctantly retired from Aloha due to the FAA “Age 60 Rule”.
Fun loving and adventurous, he particularly enjoyed surfing, and sailing, skiing or snowboarding with his many friends. He was proud to spend time with fellow aviators as a member of the Quiet Birdmen. Always the gracious host at home, he enjoyed any opportunity to welcome visiting friends. He and his wife, Sony, made Christmas in their beautiful Kahala home an annual tradition.

He is survived by his devoted wife Sony, sister JoDee (Ernie) Hunt, nephew Jeff (Heather) Young, and nieces Laureli Lunn and Tina Young. Services at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, March 3, 10am.

Alice Shoecraft

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ALICE SHOECRAFT

Born December 11,1919, Wamic Oregon to Esther and George Wood, second of 5 siblings, died February 8, 2012, Harstine Island Washington.

Alice is survived by her brother Allan Wood & Flo of Spokane Washington; Son Sam Ambrose and Carol of Denver Colorado; Grandchildren Mike Ambrose and his son Colton of Long Beach CA; Granddaughter Antoinette Cox and her family Ryan, Emma and Joey of Littleton Co; and Grandson Bradley James Ambrose and his family Clare, Matt and Jack, of Littleton Colorado.
Along with her parents, preceding Alice in death were: sister and brothers Aileen Forbing of HI, Joe Wood of WA, and Glenn Wood of OR, son Mikel Ambrose of San Francisco, CA, and her precious husband Robert Shoecraft of Xenia Ohio.

Alice graduated from Stadium High school, Tacoma WA. After Business College, she worked for Bank of America. Alice and her boys (quite young at the time) moved to Denver when she was transferred by Bank of America. Alice was a single parent, and when asked what she fed her boys, she said, “I don’t know what we ate, but I’m sure we ate!”

Those that are close to Alice know her as a volunteer. After her boys were grown and gone– Sam to the Navy and Mikel to college– Alice joined the Peace Corp as a volunteer. She served two years in Malaysia then on staff with her assignment in Saipan. On hearing of her death, John Pencetich, her boss in Saipan, said “Alice was empathetic, strong and brilliant”. Ann Morgan, Alice’s Peace Corp bungalow mate, remembers long walks on the beaches of Saipan as they developed a life long friendship. Saipan is where Alice met the love of her life, Robert Shoecraft. Robert and Alice married in Hong Kong and made their home on Guam. While living in Guam, Robert practiced law and Alice was a loan officer for Bank of America. They retired to Waikiki in 1980. Once in Hawaii Alice enjoyed walking…and that is an understatement. Walking literally led her to many years of dedicated service with the American Heart Association (AHA). With her outfit matching hat. Alice would walk 4 miles across town to put in several hours of volunteer time, walk home, and then went for a “good” walk in the afternoon! Alice was a valued part of the AHA for nearly 20 years. Robert had to remind her that she was a volunteer, and not a paid employee, when they would plan a cruise or a visit to the mainland. Alice saw “Heart” as a job and never missed a day without making plans for it. She was an “honoree” of the Heart Ball because she gave so much of her own heart as a volunteer.

Alice and Bob often had friends and family visit. A visit would include golf and strolls on the beach with Bob; fast walking, ice cream and latte’s with Alice! With either, you would meet the street people that they cared for along the way…. bringing them a lunch, umbrella, or just $5. Alice and Bob were no strangers to giving.

Alice was a person of great dignity, who always carried herself with great confidence and poise. She was a beautiful person whose big smile would light up a room either with a good joke or a welcoming “hello friend”. Alice was known by many as a bill capped, white haired, legally blind woman— sipping a latte at The Honolulu Coffee Company, with her coffee friends– Carol, Ilse, Kathleen, Helen, Jane, Flo and Abi. She was willing to share her politics and opinions of world problems…usually unsolicited and with little prompting. Alice had a listening ear that young and old alike would take advantage of often. After a visit with Alice, you knew she believed you to be special and important.

In 2008, Alice moved to the mainland to be closer to her brother Allan and niece Susan Wood her family, Orville, Donyea, and Jayden and niece Rita Mercer and her family Don, Andrew and Matt.

Missing her deeply, Alice’s first barista Jenny, followed by Susanna and Sam, along with her many coffee friends, kept in touch with Alice through calls, cards, presents, and visits.

Alice is interred at Punch Bowl with her Sweetie, Robert.
In lieu of flowers… Please, on behalf of your memories of Alice… “Pay it Forward”.

SHIZUE MASUNAGA IWAMOTO

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SHIZUE MASUNAGA IWAMOTO

Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away on February 14, 2012. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a retired seamstress for Queen’s Medical Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Isamu, she is survived by her son, Steve (Nancy) Iwamoto; daughter, Judith (Ralph) Nakashima; grandsons, Justin and Wade (Tammy) Iwamoto and Craig and Grant Nakashima; sisters, Rene Colley and Ethel (Kazuo) Tomita. Visitation from 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 5:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

IRENIO PILLOS DIZOR

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IRENIO PILLOS DIZOR

Age 88, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 1, 2012 in Waipahu. Born November 26, 1923 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Oahu Sugar Company.

He is survived by wife, Susana R. Dizor; son, Rudy (Naida) Dizor; daughters, Clarita (Rogelio) Tolentino, Corazon (Joseph) Bernal; 7 grand-children; 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (March 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Monday (March 5) at St Joseph Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KOICHI “MAUI” UYEHARA

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KOICHI “MAUI” UYEHARA

Age 91, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away January 31, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 23, 1920 in Okinawa, Japan. A retired Ewa Sugar Plantation painter.

He is survived by sons, Logan Uyehara, Ted (Kathleen) Uyehara; daughter, Ann Uyehara; 2 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Friday (March 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday (March 3) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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