Archive for March 31st, 2012

DORIS TOMIKO ARAKAKI

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DORIS TOMIKO
ARAKAKI

Age 92, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away February 23, 2012 in Mililani. Born August 28, 2012 in Olaa, Hawaii.

She is survived by son, Norman S. (Glenna) Arakaki; daughters, Sharon S. (Joe) Yamasaki, Phyllis T. (Leslie) Tom; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

No Monetary Offerings. Private services were held.

MR. MATSUMORI ARASHIRO

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The family of the late
Mr. Matsumori Arashiro
would like to thank all members of the neighborhood and community who stepped in and made his life better. You brought him dinner, gave him a ride home, helped him to cross the street and picked him up when he fell and for many, many other caring, kind deeds. We greatly appreciate all you did for him. Thank you!

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 in private services. He was born in Fenton, Mich. 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Lavaina Leilokelani Kahele Ching

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March 17, 2012
Lavaina Leilokelani Kahele “Baby” Ching, 81, of Aiea, a retired groups sales manager at Princeville at Hanalei, Kauai, and a state Department of Education Kupuna Program employee, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wendall Kahele, and Lesford, Robert and Gregson Ching; daughters Paula Hirai and Alison Ching; hanai daughter Kaylia Iona; brother Lawrence Kahele; sisters Lorraine Arboleda and Janice Low; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Bessie Kim Choi

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March 20, 2012
Bessie Kim Choi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper at Pagoda Hotel and Pacific Beach Hotel, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Robert “Bobby”; sons Glenn and Gerald; daughter Kathleen McMabb; sisters Clara Lee, Daisy Park and Evelyn Shiyama; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Kwai Dick Chun

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March 21, 2012
Kwai Dick Chun, 92, of Honolulu, chief executive officer 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., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn L.; sons Reginald, Robert, Dennis, Randall and Steven; daughter Celia; sisters Patsy Chun, Anita Luke, Vera Lum, Betty Yuen and Doris Fong; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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KAREN KANIU COSTA

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KAREN KANIU COSTA

Daughter of Alfred G. and Sylvia Costa left this earth March 28, 2012. To think of Karen is to believe in how she lived. “To handle yourself use your head: To handle others, use your heart”. Rachel, her niece wrote of her “Love lifts us higher than time could ever drag us down. Life slips away but we remain.” She is with God and Family to help guide our path til we meet again. Services 9 to 11:30am at St John Vianney Church at 920 Keolu Dr., Kailua.

Sachiko Chinen Ishihara

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March 26, 2012
Sachiko Chinen Ishihara, 90, of Glendale, Calif., a retired Pohukaina School special-education teacher, died in Glendale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gerald, sons Loren and Derrick, daughter Coreen and three grandchildren. No services.

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Troy D. Griffin Jr.

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March 18, 2012
Troy D. Griffin Jr., 65, of Mililani, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died in Mililani. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by wife Annemarie Newman, daughter Marlies Blackford, sister Carol Zittle and a grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Main Post Chapel, 790 McCornack Road, Schofield Barracks.

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Louis C. Medeiros Jr.

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March 23, 2012
Louis C. “Braddah” Medeiros Jr., 73, of Honolulu, a former Windward Movers truck driver, Aloha Taxi cabdriver and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife LaVerne N.; daughters Lisa A., Lori A. and Lee Ann Medeiros, and Liza A. Cabrera; brothers Leroy and Earl; sister Lola Ann Duran; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Mary Georgiana Navarro

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March 23, 2012
Mary Georgiana Navarro, 51, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Carl A. Wright, daughter Diana Santoyo, mother Diana Darney, stepfather Thomas Darney, brothers George and Patrick Pavao, sisters Wanda and Cheryl Pavao, and four grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Shigekazu Nishi

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March 19, 2012
Shigekazu Nishi, 94, of Eleele, Kauai, a sugar industry harvesting supervisor, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Robert, James and Wayne; daughter Janet Kagihara; sister Misako Kawamoto; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Raymond Mamoru Nishida

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March 16, 2012
Raymond Mamoru “Lefty” Nishida, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired flooring company estimator and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel Y., son John T., daughter Joy N. and hanai daughter Susan Ma. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Janet Nakamoto Okamoto

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March 24, 2012
Janet Nakamoto Okamoto, 85, of Wailuku, a retired state legal clerk, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband S. Stanley, daughter Sandra A. Cross, brothers Larry and Thomas Nakamoto, sister Alice Morioka and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.

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Ellenora Rezentes

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March 24, 2012
Ellenora Rezentes, 79, of Waianae, a retired cook and waitress, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son David, daughter Yolanda Calkins, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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ELEUTERIA VISITACION RIVERA

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ELEUTERIA VISITACION
RIVERA

Age 90, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 14, 2012 in Honolulu. Born February 20, 1921 in Bacarra Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Dole Cannery. Preceded in death by husband: Mariano Pasion Rivera.

She is survived by sons, Juanito (Norma) Rivera, Hilario (Veronica) Rivera, Carmelo (Clarita) Rivera, Pedro (Jessie) Rivera, Aurelio (Celedonia) Rivera; daughters, Irene (Charles) Grover, Susana (Alfonso) Pascua, Florentina (Stephen) Way; 21 grand-children; 13 great-grand-children.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (April 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday (April 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Sakiko Sako

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March 25, 2012
Sakiko Sako, 72, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Sagamihara, Japan. She is survived by husband Richard Y., sons Curt Y. and Carl Y., brothers Hidekatsu and Noboru Kato, and sisters Mitsue Tokumasu and Akie Yokota. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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BENJAMIN “BENNY MAC” MACALINO SR.

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BENJAMIN “BENNY MAC” MACALINO SR.

Age 79, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away March 2, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 2, 1932 in Paia, Maui. Benjamin retired from Gaspro after 47 years, he also served in the Army National Guard.

He is survived by wife, Juanita Macalino; daughters, Dorinda Castro, Sharon Shobu, Juanita (Chevy) Cabatbat; sons, Benjamin Macalino Jr., Alvin Macalino; 4 brothers; 4 sisters; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Hilda Chieko Yanamura

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March 22, 2012
Hilda Chieko Yanamura, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in a private care home. She was born in South Kona. She is survived by son Haines H., daughter Sandra S. Lee and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Michie Yoshimoto

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March 14, 2012
Michie “Michi” Yoshimoto, 74, of Ewa Beach, a retired state Department of Health paramedical assistant, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Yoshio; sons Wayde, Lee, Ted and Dan; brothers Fumito, Sumio and Mutsuo Yoshisato; and sister Shinayo Tanaka. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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