Archive for March 30th, 2012

Matsumori Arashiro

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March 14, 2012
Matsumori “Mutt” Arashiro, 95, of Honolulu, a retired electrician at American Electric, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by son Kenneth H., daughters Carolyn C. Arashiro and Lynett M. Reese, and brother Matsuyoshi. Private services.

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Jacques J.H. van Belle

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March 23, 2012
Jacques J.H. van Belle, 88, of Honolulu, a real estate broker and photgrapher, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Holland. He is survived by wife Helen A., son Jacques Jr., brother Jean-Jacques and sister Maria Wilhelmina Buissink. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Donny W. Botelho

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Feb. 2, 2012
Donny W. Botelho, 54, of Honolulu, a pipe fitter and welder, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Elwood and Fredrick, and sisters Arlene Abraham, Terry Botelho and Jacqueline Jarrell. Services: 3 p.m. April 7 at Cedar Assembly of God at Korean Baptist Church, 620 Waipa Lane. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Max Gerald Botticelli

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March 22, 2012
Max Gerald Botticelli, 80, of Honolulu, retired chief executive officer of University Health Alliance, will be remembered at graveside services at 3 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. He was born in Fenton, Mich., and was a former Army officer. He is survived by wife Alice, sons Marc and Paul, daughters Ann and Lisa, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Blossom Kui Heong Liu Butler

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March 19, 2012
Blossom Kui Heong Liu Butler, 87, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Debbie Gaffey, Ginger Suderman and Wendy Reeves; brothers Sam Y.Q. and Dr. Calvin Y.Y. Liu; sister Dora L. Kraul; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church. Mass at noon. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Jessamine S. Char

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March 4, 2012
Jessamine S. “Jaz” Char, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael, Gregory and Joey; daughter Jennifer Arashiro; sister Rachel Chang; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Lavaina Juanita Leilokelani Kahele “Baby” Ching

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LAVAINA JUANITA LEILOKELANI KAHELE “BABY” CHING
Feb 17, 1931 . March 17, 2012

Lavaina J.K. Ching, age 81, passed away in Aiea on March 17th, 2012. She is survived by sons Wendall Kahele, Lesford, Robert, and Gregson Ching, daughters Paula Hirai, Alison Ching, and Kaylia Iona (hanai), thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brother Lawrence K. Kahele, sisters Lorraine Arboleda and Janice Low. Lavaina was preceded in death by husband Rueben Ching. Services will be on Thursday, April 5th at Diamond Head Memorial Park Chapel. Visitation from 9:30am-11:00am, memorial service from 11:00am-12 noon. Burial at 12:45pm. Aloha attire is requested.

KWAI DICK CHUN

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KWAI DICK CHUN
March 21, 2012

Kwai Dick Chun, 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Honolulu. He was born to the late Chun Quon Yee Hop and Lai Shee Chun on June 14, 1919, in Honolulu. He was CEO of C.Q. Yee Hop & Co., Yee Hop Realty Ltd., American Brewing Co. Ltd., Yee Hop Ltd., Hawaiian Hardwood Co. Ltd., United Meat Co., and Commercial Enterprises Ltd.

He is survived by wife Evelyn Lee Chun; sons Reginald Robert (Shelley), Dennis, Randall (Linda), Steven Michael (Judith); daughter Celia (Russell); grandchildren Terrence, Kimberlee (Michael) Bassford, Joey Bortfeld, Alexander, Amanda, Laura, Amber, Nicholas Chun; and great-grandchild Jonathan Bassford: Sisters Patsy Chun, Anita Luke, Vera (Wilfred) Lum, Betty Yuen and Doris Fong.

Graveside services to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park (Kaneohe) 11 AM Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Raymond Yutaka Fujii

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March 5, 2012
Raymond Yutaka “Ray” Fujii, 74, of Kaneohe, died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehabiltation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Shirley Hayashi and Norma Okasaki. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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William K. Green

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March 27, 2012
William K. Green, 65, of Honolulu, a landscaper and National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Johanna K. Medrano, and Kay U. and Wanda Takemoto. Private services.

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Edward Carlson Hackbarth Anna Naehu Hackbarth

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EDWARD CARLSON HACKBARTH

ANNA NAEHU HACKBARTH

Anna Naehu Hackbarth peacefully passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012. Born on March 14, 1922 in Waihee, Maui, she was retired from the US Government and worked at Ft. Shafter and Camp Smith as a Clerk Stenographer.

Edward Carlson Hackbarth peacefully passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012. Born on April 14, 1923 in Makaweli, Kauai, he was retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Pipe Fitter. Both died at their home in Kalihi.

They are survived by daughters Loretta (Elijah) Thomas, Leilani Hackbarth, Deanna (Jeff) Isbister and preceded in death by son Wallace Hackbarth. Anna Naehu is survived by her brother Arthur Naehu of Waialua, Moloka’i. Both are also survived by five grandchildren (Hollie, Kaipo, Pua, Summer, and Paul, Jr.) plus 10 great-grandchildren. They enjoyed being with friends at their Makule Senior Softball League as well as their many trips to Las Vegas.

Services to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Visitation 10am with services at 11am. Burial to follow at 1:00 pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Anna Naehu Hackbarth

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March 12, 2012
March 23, 2012
Anna Naehu “Ah Nee” Hackbarth, 89, of Honolulu, a clerk stenographer at Camp Smith and Fort Shafter, and husband Edward Carlson Hackbarth, 88, also of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe fitter and Army veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. They are survived by daughters Loretta Thomas, Leilani Hackbarth and Deanna Isbister; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Arthur Naehu. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Margaret Masumi Iizaki

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March 15, 2012
Margaret Masumi Iizaki, 91, of Honolulu, a former University of Hawaii at Manoa secretary, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Leo and Henry, and sisters Helen Narimasu, Emily Yamamoto and Elaine Nonaka. Private services.

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Elmer Kaulei Jr.

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March 17, 2012
Elmer Kaulei Jr., 66, of Honolulu, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Ronald Kong and Jerry Kaulei, and sisters Victoria K. Alagao and Pamela Moreno. Services: 8 a.m. April 14 at Duke Kahanamoku Beach. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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Tadami Kamitaki

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Feb. 27, 2012
Tadami Kamitaki, 94, of Honolulu, a retired businessman, died at home. He was born in Puukolii, Maui. He is survived by sons Roy T., Wayne K. and Guy K.; daughters Ann S. Yamasaki and Lynn K. Ushijima; sister Matsuko Mizoguchi; and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Sadao Kimoto

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March 15, 2012
Robert Sadao Kimoto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired accountant with Fort Shafter, Tripler Army Medical Center and H&R Block, and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan, sons Alan and Chris, daughter Shirley Fukushima and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Judith Wilcox King

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March 11, 2012
Judith Wilcox King, 67, of Aiken, S.C., died in Aiken. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Mark I. Bryan and Michael C. Bryan Jr., daughters Deborah B. Chow and Sherry K. Niethammer, sister Pamela W. Dohrman and 11 grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. June 6 at Lihue Cemetery, Kauai. No flowers. Donations suggested to Waioli Corp., P.O. Box 1631 Lihue, HI 96766; Island School, 3-1875 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI 96766; or a charity of choice.

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Margaret Wai Sui Lum

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March 21, 2012
Margaret Wai Sui Lum, 94, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died in Cupertino, Calif. She is survived by son Calvin, daughters Joanne Tong and Jean Fukuda, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Betty Sumire Machida

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March 17, 2012
Betty Sumire Machida, 87, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Margo, brother Jack Yamashiro and sister Martha Yamashiro. No services.

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Anson Mendoza

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March 17, 2012
Anson Mendoza, 64, of Pearl City, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Noberto and sisters Lovyna Maynes, Haleann Magsayo and Tina Romero. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Margaret Morita

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March 9, 2012
Margaret “Umeyo” Morita, 90, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii bookstore retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Puukolii, Maui. She is survived by husband Jack T.; son Timothy T.; daughters Marilyn Takeshita and Wanda M. Murata; brothers Wallace, Harold and Edwin Kubo; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Gerald Kenji Nagao

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March 11, 2012
Gerald Kenji Nagao, 48, of Fremont, Calif., died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hyonae; son Landon; stepsons Alexander and Nicholas; father George; brothers Wayne, Steven, Wesley and Garrick; and grandmother Shizue. Services: 11 a.m. April 7 at Shingon Shu Hawaii, 915 Sheridan St. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Grace Mitsuyo Nojima

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March 2, 2012
Grace Mitsuyo Nojima, 94, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by daughters Sally and Sadie, brother Jiro Koike and sisters Margaret Ooka and Clara Ogawa. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Jameelah Peer

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March 16, 2012
Jameelah Peer, 57, of Kailua, a teacher, died in Kailua. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Mikail; daughters Aliya, Nadia and Avishan; mother Debbi Glanstein; brothers Steve, Jeff and Russ Glanstein; and sisters Jan Waiolama and Miki Liu. Services at a later date.

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Baden Powell Pere

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March 11, 2012
Baden Powell Pere, 78, of Laie, a Brigham Young University-Hawaii educator, died in Kahuku. He was born in New Zealand. He is survived by sons Jared, Dana and Guy; daughters Teryl Soren, Rani Kaanaana and Kim Paalua; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Scattering of ashes to follow at Clissold Beach, Laie.

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Wallace Pratt

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March 16, 2012
Wallace “Wally” Pratt, 81, of Ewa Beach, a retired federal firefighter and Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pearl P.; son Eric; daughters Wallene Murray, Colleen Mundon and Kathleen Murphy; brothers Merlin and Edward; sisters Emmaline Yen and Genevieve “Jay” Pratt; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Rosario A. Sabala

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March 7, 2012
Rosario A. Sabala, also known as “Charing” and “GiGi,” 96, of Honolulu, retired owner and director of Sabal’s Pre-School and Day Care, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Cebu City, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Billie Ann Sabala, Kathleen Connolly and Kym Y.S. Loo; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Davida Serdenia

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March 25, 2012
Davida “Vida” Serdenia, 40, of Makakilo, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Eulogio S., daughters Kailyn and Klowie, mother Laura Bargas, brothers Leroy and Juanito Rasay, and sisters LeeAnn Verano and Josaphine Rarsay. Services pending.

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William Anselm Kainoa Kahoekapu Sr.

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March 11, 2012
William Anselm Kainoa Kahoekapu Sr., also known as “Kepa” and “Willie K,” 65, of Kaneohe, a Honolulu city refuse collector, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Kainoa Jr. and Henry James-Kamaile, daughters Sherri-Ann L. Rufino and Billie-Joe P. Kahoekapu, brother Joseph Jr., 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held on Memorial Day weekend in Wailuku. Contact family for more information. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Herbert Justin Swift

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March 8, 2012
Herbert Justin Swift, 87, of Kailua, a retired services and supplies manager at Hawaiian Tel and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Norman; daughters Veronica and Tracy Swift, Gloria Brown, Cynthia Silva and Carol Pohina; brother Robert; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grand-children. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua of Kailua. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran