Archive for March 7th, 2012

Rose Mancao Dangidang

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Feb. 5, 2012
Rose Mancao Dangidang, 94, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Adolpho Yacap and Roland P. Dangidang; daughters Yolanda D. Roberts and Charlene A. Nowak; sisters Conchita M. Bellez, Lelang M. Lanosa and Dolores M. Easley; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Josefina Dahilig Fagaragan

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Feb. 8, 2012
Josefina Dahilig “Seping” Fagaragan, 83, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Roger, brothers Jaime and Rodrigo Dahilig, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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DONALD YOSHIO FUJIOKA

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DONALD YOSHIO FUJIOKA

Age 67, of Aiea, passed away February 17, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born June 27, 1944 in Honolulu. Retired Field Engineer from Bell & Howell Company.

He is survived by wife, Elsie K. Fujioka; son, Brian K. Fujioka; daughter, Sherry C. Fujioka; brother, George I. Fujioka; sisters, Amy K. Mishina; Grace T. Magsayo.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday 3/10 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

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 Sherry C., 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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Paul FitzGerald Haygood

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March 1, 2012
Paul FitzGerald Haygood, 87, of Kaneohe, a safety and loss prevention specialist, and developer and administrator of the first Occupational Safety and Health Administration office in Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Frances D., sons Paul G. and James D., daughter Mary H. Topic, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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AYAKO HIGUCHI

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AYAKO HIGUCHI

Age 99, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 13, 2012 in Kapolei. Born July 9, 1912 in Wailuku, Maui.

She is survived by sons, Kazuto (Bessie) Nitahara, Sunao (Helen) Nitahara, Fred (Lindy) Nitahara, Hardy Nitahara, Art (Carmen) Nitahara; daughter, Mabel (Frank) Gushi; 18 grand-children; 31 great-grand-children.

Private services were held.

Mildred Tsuruko Hirashiki

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Jan. 30, 2012
Mildred Tsuruko Hirashiki, 98, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by sons Charles, David and Francis; brothers Raymond and Wallace Shinsato; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Robert Kemamo Hutchison

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Feb. 27, 2012
Robert Kemamo Hutchison, 81, of Kailua, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marie; sons Ralph Hasegawa, and Mark, Robert and Milton Hutchison; stepson Kalani Cornwall; stepdaughter Harvelyn Cooney; sisters Holly Maloney and Mercedes Bacon; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 11:30 am. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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EMILIANA IBARRA IBERA

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EMILIANA IBARRA IBERA

Age 104, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 7, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 25, 1907 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

She is survived by son, Don (Marlyn) Ibera; daughters, Irene Ilar, Magdalena Guzman, Benigna (Cery) Iniba of Maui; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Friday (March 9) at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DAVID MELVIN KEAWEEHU III

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DAVID MELVIN KEAWEEHU III

Age 36, of Waimanalo, passed

Honolulu. Born May 12 1975 in Honolulu. He was an alumni of Kailua High School Class of 1994.

He is survived by sons, Kamakani, Kaleikaumaka; daughter, Kamalani; father, David M. Keaweehu Jr.; mother, Charlene A. Keaweehu; sister, Kuuipo Wills; numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday, 3/11 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GRACIANO “ROCKY” ROSALDO, JR.

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GRACIANO “ROCKY” ROSALDO, JR.

Age 59, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 9, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born September 8, 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by brothers, Albert (Aida) Rosaldo, Albin “Sonny” (Prudence) Rosaldo; sisters, Loretta Respicio, Gloria (Larry) Bell, Rosalind Rosaldo, Adaline “Addie” Lee Hong; hanai children, Rhansyn Lee Hong, Shayna Lee Hong, Sharyah Lee Hong, Chanyn Lee Hong.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (March 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

William F.Y. Chong Jr.

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Feb. 1, 2012
William F.Y. “Sonny” Chong Jr., 85, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and a Hawaiian Electric Co. accountant, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bessie L., daughters Lisa Chong and Karen C. Tokumoto, brothers Paul Fernandez and Raphael Phillips, sisters Winona Foulks and Leatrice Cazinha, and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of Theresa, Kalihi. Private burial. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Kaheleiki Mahinai Jr.

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Jan. 30, 2012
Joseph Kaheleiki Mahinai Jr., 55, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Paradise Pacifica tour guide, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brother Wesley Yadao and sisters Sandra and JoAnn M. Mahinai, B. Kuulei Mahinai-Ornellas and Laverne Gomes. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Anahola “John’s Garden,” across from Anahola Beach Park.

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Faith K. Kamikawa

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Feb. 21, 2012
Faith K. Kamikawa, 85, of Pearl City died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ichiro, sons Carl and Delbert, daughter Karen Nordmeier, sister Lillian Komatsu and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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MELVIN KANAULU KINNEY

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MELVIN KANAULU KINNEY
October 16, 1954-February 14, 2012

Celebrating the Legacy of a Hawaiian Waterman

Kaimana Beach Park
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Kapiolani Park, Area 7
Celebration of Life to follow
immediately after service until 5 pm
Saturday, March 10, 2012

and the saga contintues…

David Kuhaulua

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March 3, 2012
David “Jojo” Kuhaulua, 67, of Haiku, Maui, a retired state Department of Land and Natural Resources laborer, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Elizabeth “Lee”; sons David “Bully,” John and Kekoa; daughters Lee-Ann Kepo‘o, TracyLee and Regina Kuhaulua, and Vanessa Palmero; brother Horace “Hawaiian”; sister Lani Vinuya; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous hanai grandchildren and hanai great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Visitacion Dagang Lactaoen

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Feb. 12, 2012
Visitacion Dagang “Tacing” Lactaoen, 84, of Ewa Beach, a teacher, clerk at Criminal Investigation Service with the Philippine National Police and employee at Al Phillips the Cleaner, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Henry, Ricardo, Arnold, Ronald and Eugenio Jr.; daughter Cecilia Lactaoen-Villanueva; sister Consuelo Noble; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Joseph Linogon

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Feb. 26, 2012
Robert Joseph Linogon, 51, of Honolulu, a Pacific Wiring Co. electrician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Robert, daughters Lydia and Brandi, companion Lynn Leau, mother Philomena S., brothers David and Terry, and sisters Barbara Linogon, Rosita Burnett, Diana Palau, Lorelei George, Phyllis Linogon, Iris Kikuchi, Ann Oshiro and Carol Linogon. Services: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at His Highest Praise, 423 Kamakee St., Honolulu. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mele‘ana Rose Mi‘ikapukamakakehau Manuwai-Joao

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Feb. 23, 2012
Mele‘ana Rose Mi‘ikapukamakakehau Manuwai-Joao, infant daughter of Frankie K. Joao Jr. and Tiare K. Manuwai-Joao of Kapolei, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She is also survived by brothers Aaron K. Joao and Cody F.K. Manuwai-Joao, and grandparents Walter and Althea Nakoa, and Steven and Joddy Manuwai-Oiph. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

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Fumie Nakamichi

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Feb. 29, 2012
Fumie Nakamichi, 100, of Hilo, a homemaker and retired Hilo Lanes Restaurant cook, died at home. She was born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ronald; daughters Nancy Takahashi and Lillian Hayashi; brothers Sadami and Nobuyuki Fukushima; sisters Asako Hirokane, Chiyoko Sato and Michie Ikeda; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Patricia Leslie Leinaala Mu Lai Keliipuleole Nihi

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Feb. 17, 2012
Patricia Leslie Leinaala Mu Lai Keliipuleole Nihi, 69, of Honolulu, a homemaker and University of Hawaii purchaser, died in Honolulu. She was born on Hawaii island. She is survived by sons John Kealoha Wong Nihi 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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LEVON OHAI

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LEVON OHAI

70, of Kapa’a, Kaua’i, passed away on March 3, 2012. Born in Kapa’a, Kaua’i, after high school he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University-Provo in 1965, and then served in Vietnam in the184th Chemical Det 1st Air Cavalry Division, after completing his military service with honors, he completed his Master of Arts degree from the University of Arizona in 1972. Levon began his teaching career in 1966 as a primary school counselor, and taught at the high school and community school levels. He was an instructor of La’au Lapa’au (traditional Hawaiian Medicine) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies (UH-Manoa), and who was credited in developing courses at UH-Manoa reviving interest in La’au Lapa’au, among a new generation of native Hawaiians. He also received in 2005 his honorary doctorate for his Mastery and contribution in La’au Lapa’au for his incredible knowledge of Hawaiian traditional medicinal practices and the Papa Ola Lokahi Kaonohi Awards for his commitment to the health of Native Hawaiians. Survived by wife, Jacqueline; sons, David (Kaleilani), Benjamin (Ka’iulani), and Jesse (Nicole); father, Leo Ohai; mother, Clara Ohai; brother, Nephi Ohai; sisters, Anolani Haiola, Roberta Livingston, and Laola Kau; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4580 Ehiku Street, Lihu’e Ph: 808-245-3063; burial to follow at Kaua’i Veteran’s Cemetery, 4331 Lele Road, Hanapepe. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary, Koloa. Condolences can be sent to PO Box 4002, Lihue, HI 96766.

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 salesclerk and retired KTA Stores cashier, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Franklin, Gerald, Newton and Travis; daughter La Verne Kanno; brothers Jerry and Tasuke Koshi; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Thomas Parsons

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Feb. 29, 2012
Thomas “Tom” Parsons, 63, of Honolulu, a management consultant and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Altoona, Pa. He is survived by sons James and John, daughter Laura, mother June and brother John. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kilohana United Methodist Chuch. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kilohana United Methodist Church or the National Park Service, www.nps.gov.

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Evelyn Leina‘ala Kaleiohi Reis

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Feb. 17, 2012
Evelyn Leina‘ala Kaleiohi Reis, 70, of Anahola, Kauai, a Hawaiian fruit packer at Kauai Sands Hotel and homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Joseph; daughter Evangeline Kaneholani-Reis; hanai daughters Sandrina “Sandy” Kaneholani-Reis and Terrilyn Makanani; brothers Samuel, Edward, Abraham, Joseph, Robert and Theodore Kaleiohi; sisters Evangeline Evans, Phylis Golas and Daisy Tailfeathers; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Anahola Beach Park. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Americo Benito Carnevale Sr.

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March 2, 2012
Americo Benito “Rico” Carnevale Sr., 80, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired Federal Aviation Administration chief air traffic controller, died at home. He was born in Newton, Mass. He is survived by wife Giovannina, son Americo Jr., daughters Linda R. and Andrea J., brother Peter B. and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. In lieu of flowers, donations welcome. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Femio Torres

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Feb. 21, 2012
Femio Torres, 83, of Kailua, an Army sergeant and a retired truck driver at RHS Lee Trucking, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Brigida Y.; daughters Mary Doris, Joyce A. Bridges, Doris Gerona and Terry Ducot; brother Philip; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Masako Kote Yoshioka

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Jan. 22, 2012
Masako Kote Yoshioka, 85, of Kailua died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Roy Y. and Ernest N., daughter Kay K. and sister Shizue Kote. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran