Archive for March 6th, 2012

Teresita Dinglasan Abejon

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Jan. 23, 2012
Teresita Dinglasan Abejon, 70, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Pontevedra, Capiz, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alberto S.; stepsons Fredilito D. and Alger D.; stepdaughter Mary A. Jahnke; brothers Rudy, Fernando, Antonio, Reynaldo, Victor, Ireneo and Eduardo Dinglasan; sisters Erlinda De Los Santos and Aida Dela Cruz; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church Waimanalo. Mass: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Florentina Pasco Aninion

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Feb. 19, 2012
Florentina Pasco “Flo” Aninion, 79, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Safeway meat wrapper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gordon, Terence and Russell; daughters Andera Cuba, Christy De Coito and Diana Perreira; brothers Tony and George Pasco Sr., and Robinson and John Reyes; sisters Dolores Sarme, Fely Reyes and Clara Collingworth; 18 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Ichiro Awa

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March 1, 2012
Ichiro “Rick” Awa, 79, of Hilo, a retired Jack’s Tours Co. mechanic and retired Army sergeant, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Richard, Roy and Stanford; daughter Jeanette Dela Cruz; hanai sons Francis “Boydy” Makaiwi, and Duwayne, Harvey, Milton and Rodney Waipa; hanai daughters Nadine Aceret and Natalie M. Ulibas; sisters Mitsuko Tsuha, Judy Yamamoto, Helen Oba and Lillian Awa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Committal services and burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers.

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Mary Magdalene Cambra

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Feb. 16, 2012
Mary Magdalene Cambra, 83, of Honolulu, a retired teacher for Maryknoll School and St. Michael’s School, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Adam L.; sons Adam F. and John W.; daughters Rosalia Flores, Priscilla Burgess, Josephine Mundo, Theresa Hess, Christine Kauhi and Mary Medeiros-Strasbaugh; 24 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Catholic prayer services: noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Additional information for obituary published Saturday.

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Walters Kalahiki Eli

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Feb. 22, 2012
Walters Kalahiki Eli, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union representative and National Guard veteran, died in Pohai Nani Care Center, Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosalie, son Robert, daughters Arlene Miranda and Leona Low, stepsons Thomas and Paul Carney, stepdaughters Lenore Scotney and Sandra Maddess, sister Kamila Malterre, half brother Henry, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 1:30 p.m. Graveside services: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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JOSEFINA “SEPING” DAHILIG FAGARAGAN

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JOSEFINA “SEPING” DAHILIG FAGARAGAN

Age 83, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 8, 2012 in Aiea. Born June 27, 1928 in Mabusag, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Badoc Pinili Aide Association and Pinili Association U.S.A.

She is survived by son, Roger (Rosita) Fagaragan; grandchildren, Wayne (Lauren) Fagaragan, Eilleen Ruth (Edgard) Delos Santos; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Ava Delos Santos, Andrew Noah Delos Santos, Adam Peter Delos Santos; brothers, Jaime Dahilig, Rodrigo (Nobleza) Dahilig.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday (March 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Monday (March 12) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Gary Kazuyoshi Fujii

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Jan. 22, 2012
Gary Kazuyoshi Fujii, 74, of Honolulu, an electronic technician and Hawaii Air National Guard master sergeant, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Grace T., sons Grant-Kiyoshi and Guy-Kazuyoshi, daughters Gloria and Maria-Mimi, brothers Earl, Stanley, Allan and Myron and sisters Carol Inouye and Susan Tsuchiyama. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church, 1117 Koko Head Ave. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m.

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Lily Keahi Goo

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Feb. 6, 2012
Lily Keahi Goo, 80, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dennis K.; daughters Bernadette K. Goo, Henrietta K. Hamachi and Marielouise K. Felton; mother Marielouise K. Nuuhiwa; brothers John K. and Leonard K. Nuuhiwa, and Wilson, Robert, John and Chris Kaahanui; sisters Charlotte Caminos and Elaine Gomes; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Marcos Respicio Guerrero

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Feb. 8, 2012
Marcos Respicio Guerrero, 90, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a self-employed farmer, died at home. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Henry, Teddy and Romeo, daughters Ruth dela Cruz, Joise Agdinaoay and Olivia T. Guerrero, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Urn committal services in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Della Yoshino Hamada

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Feb. 19, 2012
Della Yoshino Hamada, 65, of Junction•City, Ore., a retired Looking Glass teacher in Oregon, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Charles Y., sons David S., Brian Y. and Christopher T. Kim, sister Joann Yonehara and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jane Yoshiko Hashimoto

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Feb. 17, 2012
Jane Yoshiko Hashimoto, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born on Hawaii island. She is survived by caregivers Brenda Leong and Jealith Marquez, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ayako Higuchi

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Feb. 13, 2012
Ayako Higuchi, 99, of Wahiawa died in Kapolei. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Kazuto, Sunao, Fred, Hardy and Art Nitahara, daughter Mabel Gushi, 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dick Michio Higuchi

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Feb. 6, 2012
Dick Michio “Dicky” Higuchi, 64, of Honolulu, a Home Depot salesman and Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Roy S., Robert A. and William T. and sister Frances T. Nagatori. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

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SCOTT J. HIROZAWA

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SCOTT J. HIROZAWA

Scott J. Hirozawa, a software engineer and accomplished photographer, bicyclist and outdoorsman, died on February 12, 2012, in Decatur, Georgia, at the age of 50. The cause of death was brain cancer.

Scott Jiro Hirozawa was born on April 22, 1961, in Wyandotte, Michigan, the son of Stanley and Margaret Hirozawa, and the grand- son and great-grandson, respectively, of Dr. Motokazu Mori and Dr. Iga Mori, both of Honolulu. After graduating from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan, he moved to Portland, Oregon, where he attended Reed College. He later received a B.S. in computer science from Oregon State University and an M.S. in computer science from the University of Oregon. During his career as a software engineer, Hirozawa worked for several companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hirozawa was an avid photographer of landscapes and cityscapes. Much of his work was done in the mountains and national parks of California and Oregon, and during his travels in the United States and Europe. He was also a bicycle enthusiast. He is survived by his parents, a brother, Kent, of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, and two sisters, Faye, of Decatur, Georgia, and Anne, of Richmond, California. There will be a private family gathering in his memory.

Emiliana Ibarra Ibera

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Feb. 7, 2012
Emiliana Ibarra Ibera, 104, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Don, daughters Irene Ilar, Magdalena Guzman and Benigna Iniba, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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“BUZZY” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KNEUBUHL III

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“BUZZY” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KNEUBUHL III

Dearest Buzzy (Kinimaka/ Atcherly ohana) passed Feb 22nd, 2012 while paddling canoe outside Sprecklesville, Maui. Beloved husband and companion of Robyn Kneubuhl. Father of 4, grandfather of 6. Survived by father, brother, and 2 sisters. Born Jan 7, 1946, Manoa, Oahu. Graduated Punahou class of ’65. Retired Longshoreman, Pier 1, Kahului, Maui. Accomplished waterman and athelete. Loved by all who knew him. Celebration of life: March 10th, 2012, 8-11 AM at Kanaha Beach Park (Laeula Canoe Hale). Bring board or waa for paddle out and instrument for kanikapila. PLEASE send photos, stories, etc. to buzzysurf@gmail.com.

John Lawrence St. John

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Feb. 4, 2012
John Lawrence St. John, 71, of Hawaiian Acres, Hawaii, proprietor of Sin Jin Ohana and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Stephanie Becher, Linda Corbett and Chery Bradley; mother Henrietta V. Billena; brothers Paul St. John and James Billena; sisters Leimomi Tudela, Joann Molitau, Lorraine Chung and Veronica Figueroa; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Keehi Lagoon Park, 465 Lagoon Drive. Aloha attire.

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Elmer C. Johnson

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Feb. 14, 2012
Dr. Elmer C. Johnson, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Medical Group physician and Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by wife Lila, sons Robert and Christopher, daughters Susan Bertrand and Kathleen Blomquist, brother Robert and sister Eleanor Barber. Services: 4 p.m. March 18 at Church of the Holy Nativity. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Fund.

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Graciano Rosaldo Jr.

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Jan. 9, 2012
Graciano Rosaldo Jr., 59, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai sons Rhansyn and Chanyn Lee Hong; hanai daughters Shayna and Sharyah Lee Hong; brothers Albert and Albin “Sonny”; and sisters Loretta Respicio, Gloria Bell, Rosalind Rosaldo and Adaline “Addie” Lee Hong. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lisala Kanongata’a

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Feb. 28, 2012
Lisala Kanongata’a, 46, of Honolulu, proprietor of Selu Real Estate, died in Honolulu. He was born in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. He is survived by wife Siatua; sons Alifeleti and Ilaisa; daughters Leiva-Sioata, Selu, Lavinia, Talanoa, Lesoni and Mitiani; parents Alifeleti and Lupe; brother Ilaisa-Tuifetoa; and sisters Leiva Iongi, Mitiani Pine and Seiniela Bloomfield. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala ward, 4847 Kilauea Ave. Services: 9 p.m. Funeral services: noon Monday at the church. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Sumiko Kashiwaeda

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Feb. 27, 2012
Sumiko “Sue” Kashiwaeda, 84, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kenneth, daughters Suzanne and Jayne, sisters Pennie Nihei and Margaret Okimoto, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Patricia Leslie Leinaala Mu Lai Keliipuleole

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Feb. 17, 2012
Patricia Leslie Leinaala Mu Lai Keliipuleole, 69, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born on Hawaii island. She is survived by sons John Kealoha Wong and Perry Kealoha Nihi, daughter Patricia Leslie Leinaala Me Lai Nihi Kauhane, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Leo Kiyoto Kida

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Feb. 17, 2012
Leo Kiyoto Kida, 83, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Community College automotive employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Geanette; sons Clayton and Jonathan Kida, and Gerald Yonashiro; daughters Lee-Ann McClain and Lea Kada; brothers Dennis, Harry and Hideo; sister Mitsuko Fukuda; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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VISITACION “TACING” DAGANG LACTAOEN

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VISITACION “TACING” DAGANG LACTAOEN

Age 84, of Hawaii, passed away February 12, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 5, 1927 in Bitalag, Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines. Employed as a teacher, clerk at Criminal Investigation Service with Philippine National Police (Philippines Constabulary) also worked for Al Philipp’s the Cleaner.

She is survived by sons, Henry (Yolanda) Lactaoen, Ricardo (Norma) Lactaoen, Arnold (Myrna) Lactaoen, Ronald (Teresa) Lactaoen, Eugenio (Mildred) Lactaoen Jr.; daughter, Cecilia (Bryan) Lactaoen-Villanueva; 14 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Consuelo Noble.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (March 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (March 12) at St Jude Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Priscilla Tam Leong

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Feb. 11, 2012
Priscilla Tam Leong, 91, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Kapaa Elementary School librarian, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Private services.

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Corbin Derek Morse

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Dec. 25, 2011
Corbin Derek Morse, 64, of Honolulu, a retired computer consultant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Layli Magers and Jessica L.K. Morse, brothers Richard and Peter, sister Carol Wilcox and seven grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bahai Center, 2165 10th Ave. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Leigh M. Nakamoto

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Feb. 11, 2012
Leigh M. Nakamoto, 62, of Pearl City, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard safety instructor and judo sensei, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Darryl, Everett and Christian Pavo; daughter Lorri Pavo; brothers Wayne and Jon; sisters Deanne Horie, Marjorie Malilay, Hazel Sumile and Faye Mamiya; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Thelma Tsutae Nakamura

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Feb. 28, 2012
Thelma Tsutae Nakamura, 95, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steve and Robert, daughters Hedy Sentani and Deanna Sakamoto, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Naomi June Nishida

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Feb. 22, 2012
Naomi June Nishida, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kauai Complex Area district educational specialist, died in Aiea. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by brothers James E. and Nelson N. Visitation: 4 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Yuriko Koshi Ota

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Feb. 22, 2012
Yuriko Koshi Ota, 82, of Holualoa, Hawaii, co-owner of the former Holualoa Super Market, Hardwoods Hawaii sales clerk and retired cashier for KTA Stores and the former Kona Inn Gift Lanai, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honaunau. She is survived by sons Newton and Travis, daughter La Verne Kanno, brothers Jerry and Tasuke Koshi, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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