Archive for April 4th, 2012

Amelia Ana Kaopua Bailey “Tutu”

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AMELIA ANA KAOPUA BAILEY, “TUTU”

Lei mau ia kakou i kona aloha pau ole. Master lei maker, Amelia Ana Kaopua Bailey, “Tutu,” passed away peacefully at her home in
Manoa on Tuesday, March 27th, surrounded by family. She was born to James Kaopua Sr. and Kamila Amina in Kalihi on November 20, 1922. Amelia graduated from Kamehameha School for Girls in 1941, and the University of Hawai`i, Queen’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She married Dr. Robert F. Bailey, a family medical doctor in 1946, and raised five children.

Amelia worked twenty years for Punahou School as Costume Coordinator and received the “Old School Award” for outstanding service to the school community. She was an active member of Hui Hanai, Queen’s Nursing School Alumni Association, Queen’s Hospital Auxiliary, The Garden Club of Honolulu, Aha Hui Kaahumanu, Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, and the Daughters of Hawaii, where she started the lei booth at the annual “Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace.” She annually contributed her lei and wreath-making talents to the Queen’s Festival of Trees, the Art Academy’s Kamaaina Christmas, the Honolulu Marathon, and numerous other Honolulu fundraisers and events. She also taught lei making to school children, halau, Garden Club members, women prisoners at the Waimanalo Correctional Unit, and hundreds of Punahou School students, parents, faculty and friends
through her annual workshop for the thriving Haku Lei Booth she founded for the Punahou School Carnival.

Tutu will always be remembered for her generosity in being there for others, gracious aloha, elegance, hard work, avid learning, warmth, creativity, hula, music, and gifts of beautiful lei for every occasion. In recent years, Amelia wrote, “I look on past and present experiences with pride for all have added to the process of
growing into being a kupuna. I feel blessed, enriched, and productive. Memories abound and life is beautiful.”

Amelia is preceded in passing by her parents, eight Kaopua siblings, husband, Robert F. Bailey, son Robert Clifton Bailey, and son-in-law Gary Blaich. She is survived by her children, daughter Beryl Blaich, sons James, Speedy (Pauline,) and John (Karla) Bailey, daughter-in-law Fahy Bailey; eight moopuna, Brooke (Johnny ) Wiskerchen, Mehana (Kilipaki) Vaughan, Meleana (Will) Estes, Kaulana Bailey, Mike Coots, Nicole (Bobby) Galchutt, Britten and Lindsey Bailey; and five great-grandchildren, Gavin, Micah, and Makana Galchutt, and Pikomanawakupono and Piinaemalina Vaughan; husband James W. Beatty; brother Glenn Kaulukukui, sister Marcella Brede, and countless dear friends. A memorial celebration of Tutu’s life will be held on Saturday, April 7th at Punahou School Chapel at 2PM. Visitation with family before and after service, begins at 12:30PM. Please carpool. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary (www.borthwick.com). In lieu of wreaths, please wear lei as Tutu always did. Donations to Punahou School’s “Dr. Robert F. and Amelia Bailey Endowed Scholarship Fund, ” (1601 Punahou St., Honolulu, HI 96822), would be gratefully received, as would memories emailed to mehanav@gmail.com.

Maile Katherine Paoa Akana

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April 1, 2012
Maile Katherine Paoa Akana, 86, of Honolulu, an educator in Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benjamin L., sons Michael P. and Neil P., daughter Anne N., brother Eugene K. “Bal” Paoa, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha attire.

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NELLANETTE HOOKANO YOUNG ARAKI

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NELLANETTE HOOKANO YOUNG ARAKI

Age 84, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away March 23, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born June 7, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired principal from Mauka Lani Elementary School. Member of the Hale O Na Alii; the Hawaiian Civic Club; Latter-Day Saints member, Newtown Ward; and the Zenta Women’s Club, Wahiawa.

She is survived by husband, William “Bill” Araki; son, John (Beryl) Tyau; daughter, Nellani “Tookie” (Bernard) Asato; step-sons, Robert (Grace) Araki, Charles Araki; step-daughters, Dawn (Alvin) Arasato, Darlene (Robert) Chai, Twila (Eliseo) Cuenca; sister, Delorinne (Gregory) Wong; 17 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 9) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Robert James Brown

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March 1, 2012
Robert James “Bob” Brown, 81, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Marion, Ind. He is survived by wife Rosalind H., sons A.C. and Michael, daughter Patricia R. and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

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Hazel Mary Castilio

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March 19, 2012
Hazel Mary Castilio, 87, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son George Jr., daughters Deanna Siliado and Rosaline Largo, 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leong Wah Chun

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Feb. 11, 2012
Leong “LW” Wah Chun, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department fireman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Edgar C.Y., Eric C.Y. and Everett C.S.; daughter Edwina K.S. Lau; brothers Henry L.Y. and Edmund L.F.; sisters Helen S.S. Kau and Betty S.H. Chee; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Agnes Kam Lan Chung

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March 29, 2012
Agnes Kam Lan Chung, 90, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired Hanalei Elementary School head custodian, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Wainiha, Kauai. She is survived by son David “China” Haumea, hanai daughter Jade Haunani, sister Verdelle Lum, five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Wai‘oli Hui‘ia Church, Hanalei, Kauai. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanalei Cemetery.

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SADIE H. GIBO

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SADIE H. GIBO

Sadie H. Gibo, 82, of Aiea, a retired bookkeeper, died at the Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband, Peter S.; sons, Lester and Milton (Donna); daughter, Janice (Alan) Nakamura; sisters, Peggy Teruya and Evelyn Miyahira; grandchildren, Landon, Andie, Jessica and Jaimie. Private services held.

Tokihiko Hamai

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March 24, 2012
Tokihiko Hamai, 91, of Paia, Maui, a retired Chevron Oil plant manager, died in Paia. He was born in Paia. He is survived by son Clifford, daughters Jennifer Moriwaki and Karen Ishizu, sister Shirley, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Doris Yemiko Heshiki-Muramoto

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March 27, 2012
Doris Yemiko “Sugar” Heshiki-Muramoto, 70, of Kailua, a Longs Drug Store cashier, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lance Muramoto, hanai son Anson Echevary, hanai daughters Sharleen Tamashiro and Sheryl Hufalar, and numerous hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Fructuoso Jale Jr.

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March 20, 2012
Fructuoso Jale Jr., 82, of Honolulu, a United Airlines retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keith, Michael, Glen, Jonathan and Nathan; daughters Joyce Paoa and Rynette Jale; brother Henry; sister Martina; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5156 Kalanianaole Highway, Aina Haina. Services: 6 p.m.

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Harry Haruo Kamikawa

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March 2, 2012
Harry Haruo Kamikawa, 89, of Honouliuli, a retired Big Way Super Market produce manager, an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 100th Battalion Infantry and a Bronze Star recipient, died in Kailua. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Edwin, Kenneth and Derek; daughters Janice Yuasa, Irene Kamikawa and Lynn Tam; brothers Yoshito Sugimoto and Osamu Kamikawa; sisters Yoshiko Sugimoto, Tome Gushi and Susan Komatsu; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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YOSHIKO MATSUMOTO

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YOSHIKO MATSUMOTO

Age 100, of Honolulu, passed away March 18, 2012 at Leahi Hospital. Born May 10, 1911 in Makaweli, Kauai.

She is survived by sons, George (Ellen) Matsumoto, Henry (Mi-ja) Matsumoto Francis (Tandra) Matsumoto, Kenneth (Pauline) Matsumoto; sister, Kimiye Masumoto; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grand-children.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday 4/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire.

Zachary A.T. Mokiao

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March 7, 2012
Zachary A.T. Mokiao, 56, of Nanakuli, an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Johanna M.; daughters Charnevene Kisel-Mokiao and Esther M. Keiki; brothers Edward Keanui, Clarence Jr. and Robert Mokiao, and Paul and David Nihipali; sisters Ruth Hinol, Myrtle Mokiao, Christina Kawelo, Gina Salcedo and Lisa Wailani; and six grandchildren. Services: noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park, and 5 to 8 p.m. April 14 at Soka Gakkai International-USA Makaha Center. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Rosemarie Patcho

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March 10, 2012
Rosemarie Patcho, also known as “Nina” and “Charlie,” 64, of Waianae, a former Mac Farm of Hawaii employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Davin “Ka‘imi”; daughter Bernadette B. “Skinny”; brothers Paul H., Albert W. and Raymond S.; sisters Annie Jane Carlson, Deborah P. Aguilar, Darleen L. Patcho and Sandra “Dukie” Puahi; hanai sister Claudette “Tracy” Givens; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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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 three great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information
in an obituary published Saturday.

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Antone Mocelio Rodrigues

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March 19, 2012
Antone Mocelio Rodrigues, 60, of Honolulu, a mason, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Antone and James, daughters Racheal Fernandez and Rossine Valentine, sisters Hattie Fellez and Ruby Rodrigues, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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AGNES CORDOVA SHIRAKI

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AGNES CORDOVA SHIRAKI

Age 86, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away March 28, 2012 in Waianae. Born February 1, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Long time member of Maili Bible Church.

She is survived by spouse, Rocky Y. Shiraki; sons, Bruce Holloway, Jay (Lena) Rodrigues; daughters, Patsy Seawright, Kathleen Mahi, Barbara Lewis, Bernie Rodrigues; sister, Betty (Ray) Guerra; 20 grandchildren; numerous great & great-great grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (April 7) at Maili Bible Church; (87-138 Gilipake St., Waianae) Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

Reginald Kaleiohana Aken Sr.

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March 21, 2012
Reginald Kaleiohana “Reggie” Aken Sr., 80, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Army National Guard retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lei; sons Reginald K. Jr., Regis K. and Regil K.; daughter Regina K. Dela Cruz; hanai son Ikaika Kekona; brother Clifford W.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Hazel Kawaye Yokochi Umaki

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March 22, 2012
Hazel Kawaye Yokochi Umaki, 103, of Honolulu, a dental hygienist and homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dr. Clyde and Gordon, daughter Carol M. Uyeda, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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