Archive for March 5th, 2012

Timothy Paul Alencastre

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Feb. 6, 2012
TimothyPaul Alencastre, 52, of Volcano, formerly of Kailua, a Hawaii Army National Guard master sergeant and an aircraft mechanic supervisor for Army Aviation Support FacilityNo. 2, died in Halape, Kau. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Ikaika and Ka‘imipono, daughter Ua Alencastre-Galimba; brother Melvin; sister Laura Motu‘apuaka and Makalapua Alencastre; and fiancee Jodi Kennedy. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:11 a.m. Scattering of ashes:1 p.m. March 12 at Kailua Bay. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

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Bryan James Cudal Alfaro

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Feb. 11, 2012
Bryan James Cudal Alfaro, 16, of Wahiawa, a Leilehua High School student, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Larry Alfaro and Rosalinda “Sally” Cudal Alfaro, and sisters Tiffany C. and Lyla C. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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LAN HIANG CHAR

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LAN HIANG CHAR

82, of Honolulu, retired Southeast Asian Specialist, Librarian at Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii, died in Queen’s Medical Center on February 19, 2012. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Educated at University of Indonesia and Columbia University in the City of New York.

Survived by husband, Benjamin P.S. Char; daughter, Leonora C.L. Char; sisters, Nieke Gondokusomo, Lily Lie; brother, Swie In Tan.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary West Chapel; services at 10:30 a.m. Burial at 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veteran Cemetary.

Yin Choy Wong Cheng

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Feb. 19, 2012
Yin Choy Wong Cheng, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by daughter Rui Lian Huang and two grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Wonderlynn Leimamo Ching

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Feb. 14, 2012
Wonderlynn Leimamo Ching, 60, of Pearl City died. She was born in Kona. She is survived by fiance Warren Fong; son David; daughter Darlynn; mother Violet Bishop; brother Eugene Cho; sisters Nora, Donna-Faye and Lily; grandparent Lily Bush; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:10 a.m. Sunday at Keehi Lagoon Veterans Hall. Services:11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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William R. Coops

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Feb. 26, 2012
William R. “Bill” Coops, 79, of Honolulu, former director of administration for the Research Corp. of the University of Hawaii, interim managing director of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii and Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park, and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Carol, brother James H. and sister Judith L. Lessard. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St., Suite 101, Honolulu, HI 96814. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Adelaide Medeiros Costa-Strunk

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Feb. 27, 2012
Adelaide Medeiros “Addie”Costa-Strunk, 79, of Hilo, a retired housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo,Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clifford and Abel Costa; daughter Mary Gacusana; sisters Dorothy Farias, Genevieve Badua and Violet DeMotta; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Nelson Dan Foster

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Feb. 28, 2012
Nelson Dan Foster, 49, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Social Security Administration service representative, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte, mother Barbara and brothers Kelvin, Melvin and Bruce. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Urn committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

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Donald Yoshio Fujioka

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Feb. 17, 2012
Donald Yoshio Fujioka, 67, of Aiea, a retired Bell & Howell Co. field engineer and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie K., son Brian K., daughter SherryC., brother George I. and sisters Amy K. Mishina and Grace T. Magsayo.Visitation:5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Daniel Gouveia

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Feb. 26, 2012
Daniel Gouveia, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply heavy equipment operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie, daughters Bobbie Ma and Sharon Bowman, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Gladys Shizue Harada

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Feb. 23, 2012
Gladys Shizue Harada, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Eugene M.; daughters Edean A. Iwanaga, Suzanne E. Kim and Gaye K. Dunphy; brother Robert Tsuda; sisters Jane Cook, Ellen Iwasaki and Esther Mito; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Eleanor Fumi Horiuchi

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Feb. 25, 2012
Eleanor Fumi Horiuchi, 94, of Honolulu, a former school cafeteria manager and retired Church of the Crossroads maintenance worker, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. She is survived by sons David M., Paul T. and IsaacN.; brother HideoUchida; sister Fusae Takahara; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu ChristianChurch. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Grace Hanako Ishikawa

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Feb. 12, 2012
Grace Hanako Ishikawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired dietary aide at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Frank T.; sons Kenneth K. and Walter T.; sisters Bessie Fujihara, Mae Hiraoka, Sharon Ishikawa and Maile Takane; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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John R. Aguiar Jr.

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Feb. 19, 2012
John R. Aguiar Jr., 82, of Kapolei, an MTL Inc. (TheBus) maintenance department employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons John, Ralph and Allen; daughter Charline; stepdaughters Karen Teramoto, Gail Miyagi, Merle Inouye, Leona Shimizu and Lynette Fukumoto; brother Glenn; and sisters Angeline Calasa, Francis Racquedan and Mildred Cataluna. Private services.

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Reynold Mitoshi Kaetsu

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Feb. 21, 2012
Reynold Mitoshi Kaetsu, 70, of Hilo, a retired Eagle Distributors truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Cynthia, son Reynold M., daughter Dr. Raechel Torres, brothers Elmer Yada and Melvin Kaetsu, sisters Florence Kitamura and Elaine Yano and two grandchildren. Services pending.

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Richard W.O. Kam

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Feb. 29, 2012
Richard W.O. Kam, 86, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Annie; daughter Carolyn Lee; brother Harold; sisters Lizzie Yee, Hazel Ahlfield and Alice Chong; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lydia Ok Soon Kim

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Feb. 17, 2012
Lydia Ok Soon Kim, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Government Employees Association office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Wendy K. Messier, Jolene Kim, Deborah Kaneshiro and Leslie Piiohia; brother Henry S.T.; sister Katherine S. Minn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Wallace S.M. Kim

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Feb. 19, 2012
Wallace S.M. Kim, 87, of Waipahu, a retired city electrical inspector, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughters Claire S. Rodrigues, Pamela C. Umeda, Wendale S.M. “Wendy” Imamura and Paula J. Yonezawa; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Masatoshi Mitani

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Feb. 25, 2012
Masatoshi “Masa” Mitani, 89, of Aiea, a retired maintenance mechanic for the state Department of Transportation Airports Division and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sumie, sons Marvin M. and Kent T., five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Ronald Keliiokalani Otholt

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Feb. 3, 2012
Ronald Keliiokalani Otholt, 52, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Edna and Joseph Pedro, brother Joseph “Chad” Pedro and sisters Lucian Bond, Alyce Phillips, Crystal and Trudy Pedro and Tessie Anduha. Celebration of life:2 p.m. March 24 at Moanalua Mortuary. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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Eileen Carol Kort Pacheco

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Feb. 15, 2012
Eileen Carol Kort Pacheco, 68, of Kapolei, a former employee at Waikiki Trader Corp., died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lawrence E. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Manuel Efrain Pachon

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Feb. 26, 2012
Manuel Efrain Pachon, 77, of Kailua, an industrial technician, died in Kailua. He was born in Bogota, Colombia. He is survived by wife Maria G.; five children; sisters Ligia, Betty and Melida; and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

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Elmyra Pualani Kekawa Pangorang

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Feb. 6, 2012
Elmyra Pualani Kekawa “Grandma” Pangorang, 71, of Waianae died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Phillippi; sons Steven and Kevin; daughters Mary Ann Johnson, Shirley Ann Curtis, Kristine Pangorang and Arlene Avilla; brothers Joseph, James, William and Clifford Kekawa; sisters Ella Barret and Audrey Johnekin; 26 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nanakuli Door of Faith Mission, 89-142 Haleakala Ave., Waianae. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sadako Higa Rondon

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Feb. 21, 2012
Sadako Higa “Ruby” Rondon, 90, of Aiea, a retired Kalihi Palama Library aide, died in Wahiawa Long Term Care. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by sons Manuel Rivas Jr. and Fred “Willie”Rondon, daughters Mary Pacrem and Hazel Izumi, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial:3 p.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Jun Saito

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June 26, 2012
Jun Saito, 64, of Honolulu, a retired T&B Gift Shop salesperson, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born inTokyo. He is survived by wife Sakiyo; stepsons Robert Jr., Stephen and James Barber; stepdaughters ChristineMcFall, Cheryl Griep, Jean Baptiste and Barbara Devinney; brothers Shiro and Masayuki; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation:noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Lambert Y. Sakai

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Feb. 19, 2012
Lambert Y. Sakai, 50, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Traci; son Lambert R.; stepson Dane U. Matsuda; stepdaughters Lynette Yoneshige, Aspen Costanios and Joseline Holmgren; parents Daniel and Tomiko; brother Wesley; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at New Hope- Leeward, 94-050 Farrington Highway. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes at noon Saturday at Ewa Beach Park (Hau Bush). Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Steven Sakamaki

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Feb. 28, 2012
Steven Sakamaki, 66, of Honolulu, a certified public accountant for Shigemura & Sakamaki CPAs and an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, died in Straub Clinic &Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Judy L., son Charles E. II, daughter Victoria L., brother David J. and three grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Saturday at Waiokeola Congregational Church. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Charlotte Kazuko Sasaki

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Jan. 30, 2012
Charlotte Kazuko Sasaki, 74, of Aiea died in Seattle. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Fred, son Dwayne, daughter Michelle and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Anne Kathleen Shine

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Feb. 22, 2012
Anne Kathleen Shine, 90, of Honolulu, a teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by son Frederick J. III, daughter Kathleen A., brother James Medeiros, sister Phyllis Stranske, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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KATSUJI “AL” SHIZUMURA

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KATSUJI “AL” SHIZUMURA

Age 82, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away February 12, 2012 in Aiea. Born September 1, 1929 in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii. Katsuji was retired from the US Army and Postal Carrier.

He is survived by son, Lyle Shizumura; brother, Yukio Shizumura; sisters, Misae Nagahiro, Katsumi Takeyama; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (March 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran