Archive for April 14th, 2012

Mitsuyo Aramaki

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March 18, 2012
Mitsuyo Aramaki, 92, of Fukuoka, Japan, died in Japan. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Nobuo, daughter Kinuyo and brother Yoshiharu. Services held in Japan.

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MARY ANGELINE ARREOLA

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MARY ANGELINE ARREOLA

Age 68, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away March 20, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 3, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by spouse, Benny E. Arreola; daughters, Zera Arreola, Haz (Jerremy) Espiritu, Beajaye (Steve) Arreola-Sacamos, Xan Charise (Kurt) Simafranca; 8 grand-children; 10 great-grand-children; brothers, Frederico (Sally) Soliven, Gary (Bernie) Ohashi; sisters, Rose (Jim) Pollington, Felicidad “Anita” Pacada, Caridad (Charles) Burris, Rose “Saling” (Domie) Ballesteros, Anna Allas, Carol Hubert, Vicky “Mac” (Richard) Yagi.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (April 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VIOLET LO BARICUATRO

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VIOLET LO BARICUATRO

Age 85, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away March 2, 2012 in Aiea. Born March 10, 1926 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Retired from Navy Exchange Pearl Harbor and in 2001 she received her GED at the age of 75.

She is survived by sons, John (Marion) Baricuatro, Jason Kaninau (Diane) Baricuatro, Jedwin Kaina Baricuatro; daughters, Jana Roselani Kahaleana, Juli-Ann Piilani Womack; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (April 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

VALENTIN SERRANO DELA CRUZ

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VALENTIN SERRANO
DELA CRUZ

Age 99, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away March 20, 2012 in Aiea. Born December 9, 1912 in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Clarita Dela Cruz; daughters, Cherry (David) Feliciano, Relita Dela Cruz, Evelina (Nino) Javar, Delia Dela Cruz, Mona (Fernie) Nicolas, Merlene (Tony) Aquino; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 17) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

CHARLES “BLACK” LUM-KING JR.

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CHARLES “BLACK” LUM-KING JR.

Age 69 of Waimanalo & Hawi., passed away April 2, 2012. Visitation 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday April 16, 2012 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday April 17, 2012 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

George Ing Soo Kim

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April 3, 2012
George Ing Soo Kim, 95, of Honolulu, a welder and fabricator for the Iron Workers Union, died in Honolulu. He was born in Huleia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Elizabeth K.; sons George P.G., Walter P.H., Francis S.K. and Dennis P.Y.; daughter Yvonne E.; sisters Soo Ne Apilado, Janet Finn and Marjorie Orr; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Gerald Chin Lee

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March 19, 2012
Gerald Chin Lee, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department detective and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esraelita Joyce Butac; sons John M. III and Brendan; daughters Jereen Findlay, Jeanelle Horner and Shannon Kipapa; sisters Frances L. Ching and Judith P.P. Lewis; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Wade McVay

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WADE MCVAY

Was born in Santa Monica, California and attended high school in Venice, California. Graduating in 1942, he entered military service and became a fighter pilot Army in the U.S. Army air force, serving in the Pacific region.

Following WWII, he attended both the University of Hawaii and San Jose State College, graduating in 1950. He then earned his Master’s degree at Ohio State University in 1951.

His business career began in August of 1951 as a ceramic research specialist (later Assistant Plant Superintendent) for Hawaiian Gas Products, Ltd. (later known as Gaspro). At the time, the company was making bricks and faced many challenges with the clay content of the components used in the manufacturing process. Gaspro later discontinued the product.

Hired as Assistant to the Manager for the Estate of James Campbell in 1954, Wade was fond of saying that his position made him “#2 from the top but also, being in charge of three janitors and an elevator operator, I was fifth from the bottom.” Wade helped to spawn new business ventures, such as the Kahuku Aquaculture Farm and Hawaii Earth Products. With his son and daughter, Wade would scour the island for coconuts, establishing nurseries in Kahuku and near Campbell Industrial Park that eventually expanded to several thousand palm trees which, today, grace the Turtle bay, Ko’olina, and Kapolei areas.

Wade was committed to the principles of urban design and was instrumental in the initial planning an zoning for Campbell Industrial Park, Makakilo, Leeward Estates, Turtle Bay, and eventually the city of Kapolei. Wade was a keen proponent of master planning and was active as a member of the Urban Land Institute and Institute of Real Estate Management.

Wade became Chief Executive Officer in 1960 and in 1976 was appointed as a Trustee of the Estate– a position he held until Dec 31, 1994. By that time, the city of Kapolei was well on its way, the Estate had a significant portfolio of office and industrial buildings on the mainland, and the Estate’s value was approaching $2 billion.

Was was known for his “Wade-o-grams,” short memos to various members of the Estate’s management team with observations, new ideas, and subtle suggestions to fix things that weren’t quite right. He was dearly loved and respected by the Estate’s employees, both before and after his appointment of Trustee.

Wade was a fighter pilot in the Hawaii National Guards from 1949-1956, flying the P-47 “Jug” and he F-86 “Sabre.” Achieving the rank of captain, he managed his dual career until 1955, concluding that he needed to devote more time to his growing family. He left his mark on the 199th Fighter Squadron, however having designed the squadron insignia which was used for many years after his “early retirement.”

Wade was a respected business leader, serving as a director for such organizations as HMSA, Territorial Savings, Hawaiian Humane Society, Downtown Improvement Association, and the Hawaii Resort Developers Conference. He was a charter member and served for several decades in the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu and was well-known for spearheading new and innovative projects. His annual drive to collect used books to send to South Pacific school children is perhaps his best known initiative. It is estimated that more than 30,000 books were sent under this program. Wade and his wife, Harue, started Diamonds in the Rough scholarship program which to date has provided 91 scholarships to 91 students.

Wade was a humble man who loved to walk downtown, shop in Chinatown, and enjoy the people with whom he came in contact. He thrived on working as a team member planning meaningful communities and believed in the power of new ideas. He was a loving husband, father, and friend to many. Wade is survived by his wife of 58 years, Harue, his son Kurt, daughter Lisa, and one grandson. Donations in his memory can be made to the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu for the DIR Scholarship Program and mailed to the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu, P.O. Box 179364, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

MICHAEL TAKEO MORIMOTO

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MICHAEL TAKEO MORIMOTO

Age 61, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away March 24, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 30, 1951 in Wailuku, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Joanne Morimoto; sons, Chad Michael (Chesha) Morimoto, Michael Shane Regohos, Roycestan Jason Cabarloc; daughters, Shaylina Ann (Jason) Quenga, Jaylyn Marie (Eric) Fely, Tanya Kaleionalani Morimoto, Chelsey Micah Morimoto; brothers, Clyde (Mary) Morimoto, Allan (Elsie) Morimoto; sister, Sandra (Arthur) Osaki; 11 grand-children.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (April 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

CAROL KIYOKO OI

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CAROL KIYOKO OI
(1922-2012)

Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Carol was born September 12, 1922, in Shizuoka, Japan, to the Reverend Joei Oi and Takee Itagaki Oi. Carol moved to Hawaii in 1931 when her father was invited to teach at the Rissho Japanese Language School. She attended Royal and Kapalama Schools and graduated from Roosevelt in 1941. She attended the University of Hawaii until World War II. Carol’s family recalls her reminiscing about working part-time at the snack shop in the Kress Department Store in Downtown Honolulu and at Sears Department Store in the catalog department. She then worked at KULA as a Japanese radio announcer. When she moved to Japan, Carol found a job with Pacific Stars & Stripes in Tokyo, then for Pan American Airlines at Haneda Airport and in Honolulu. For a while, Carol also worked evenings and weekends at radio station KAHU. After Pan Am, she continued to be employed in the visitor industry, working at Host Duty Free, Continental Airlines, and for Worldwide Flight Services, until she retired about 2001. In addition, Carol found time to volunteer as a docent at the Bishop Museum and help at her grandchildren’s schools.

Carol was a lover of the Japanese arts, especially kabuki. She also took lessons in samisen, Noh, and flower arrangement. She involved her sons and then, later, her granddaughters in many Japanese cultural activities. Carol loved to have all six grandchildren with her, and she could often be seen driving around in her little Omni with most or all of them.

Carol Kiyoko Oi passed away peacefully on April 2, 2012. She will be remembered by family and friends as an outgoing, smart, energetic, and generous person who would go out of her way to help others.

Carol is survived by her sons, Kenneth L. (companion, Seri Tengan) Bauske and Richard L. (Corinne) Bauske, daughter-in-law Laverne Bauske, grandchildren Mika (Bernard) Kuamo’o, Chiho Bauske, Christina Bauske Zimmerman, Maya (Anthony) Lambouths, Jason Bauske, and Jared (Wendy Lee) Bauske; 9 great granddaughters, and a great-great grandson.

Services to be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on April 18, 2012. 5:00 pm visitation; 6:00 pm service.

Walter Thomas Perreira

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March 30, 2012
Walter Thomas Perreira, 85, of Kailua, a Hawaii County Department of Public Works cost accountant and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Marie D.V.; son Duane; daughters Yvette Lewis-San Ramon, Emelyn Furtado, Anne Eustaquio and Millicent Gilmore; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Daniel Joseph (D.J.) Savino

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DANIEL JOSEPH (D.J.) SAVINO
1922 – 2012

Daniel Joseph (D.J.) Savino a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Dad was born and raised in Elmira, New York on June 22, 1922 and passed away April 4, 2012 in Boise, Idaho a few short weeks before his 90th birthday.

The son of Mary and Frank Savino, an Italian immigrant from Bari, Italy, dad was known as Danny or D.J. and enjoyed bowling, playing golf and following the N.Y. Yankees.

In 1942, while serving in the Army, dad was severely wounded in Luzon, Philippines and received the Purple Heart among other medals and accommodations.

For 30 years in New York, dad worked in the Elmira Post Office then moved and retired to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1973. In 2008 Dad and family moved to Idaho to be with his family.

As a life member of the American Legion Post #0154, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1540, life member of the Elks Post #2297 and lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, dad cherished his lifetime membership with Tour Partners, a charitable arm of the PGA.

Dad was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, putting his life and faith above all else with unwavering love of God and family.

He is survived by his youngest brother, Tom (Jan); son, Danny (Charlotte); grandkids, Christianna, and D.J.; daughter, Corinne (Roy) Westlake; grandson, Roy Jr.; daughter, Roxanne (Paul) Steward; grandkids, Joanne and Michael; as well as 8 great-grandkids and 6 great great grandkids.

Daniel was preceded in death by our loving mom and his wife, Loretta, his partner for 58 years; his oldest brother, Mike; sister, Angela and some of his cousins, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A Catholic Mass and Remembrance was held Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian, ID.

To share memories with the family please visit D.J.’s memorial webpage online at www.CloverdaleFuneralHome.com.

MYRNA VALDEZ SUGAWA

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MYRNA VALDEZ SUGAWA

Myrna Valdez Sugawa, loving mother and wife, age 56, of Pearl City, died April 9, 2012, surrounded by her family, in Honolulu. She was born March 4, 1956 in Laoag City, Philippines, to Guillermo and Martina (Agamata) Valdez.

Myrna was educated in Laoag City and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Perpetual Care Nursing College. Myrna immigrated to Hawaii in 1980 and became a naturalized American citizen. She was employed at the Kuakini Medical Center for over 32 years. Her last position was that of a senior Registered Nurse at the step-down critical care unit. She was also chosen as a nurse preceptor to help train nurses, many of who continue to keep in contact with her.

Myrna was married to Edmund (Ed) Sugawa. She had two daughters, Rochelle, 21 & Jennifer, 16, and a stepdaughter, Kimberly Sugawa-Fujinaga.

Myrna was a parish member of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City, a member of the Hawaii Nurses Association and the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She was also a graduate of the PSI Women’s Leadership Seminar.

Myrna was the co-founder of EMEE Kitchens & Baths, LLC, a kitchen and bath design & supply company in Aiea. She served as office manager and chief financial officer. She was also in charge of appliance and fixtures sales.

Myrna is survived by her husband, Ed; daughters, Rochelle Sugawa, Jennifer Sugawa, Mother, Martina Agamata Valdez; brothers, Elpidio Valdez, Efren Valdez; sisters, Evelyn Diego-Coloma, Germalinda (Linda) Pascual, Thelma Tamura.

Services are to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Our Lady of Good Counsel church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City, HI 96782. Family/Private viewing, 9:00am to 9:30am; Viewing, 9:30am to 11:30am; Mass, 11:30am to 12:30pm, Lunch, 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Burial to follow at 3:00pm at Hawaii Memorial Park, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744.

Patrick Sadao Takara

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April 12, 2012
Patrick Sadao Takara, 82, of Honolulu, owner of American Employment Agency and a masseuse, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Tsuneko, son Daniel, brother Brit, sisters Shirley Uehara and Dorothy Kokubun, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Honolulu Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church, Manoa. Casual attire.

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PRISCILLA N. TOMAS

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PRISCILLA N. TOMAS

Age 83, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away March 23, 2012 in Honolulu. Born August 17, 1928 in San Fernanda, La Union, Philippines. A retired Straub Clinic & Hospital employee.

She is survived by husband, Aurelio Tomas; daughters, Leticia (Renato) Maniulit, Bella (Elpidio) Marquez, Marlyn (Floro) Trinidad of GA, Edna Tomas; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Carmen Arceo of Philippines.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 18) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Jane Umeno Uehara

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March 19, 2012
Jane Umeno Uehara, 85, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by son David T., daughters Joyce J. Uehara and Lorna S. Uehara-Tilton, brother Mitsuo Toyama, sister Myrna F. Toyama and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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Chester Wasuke Yasuda

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March 21, 2012
Chester Wasuke Yasuda, 88, of Kailua, a retired carpenter at various companies and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Miles, Mark, Mel and Matthew; daughters Michelle “Miki” Akiona, and Marlene and Myra Yasuda; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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