Archive for April 30th, 2012

MARINO ESTEBAN ORTEGA, JR. “JUNIOR”

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MARINO ESTEBAN ORTEGA, JR. “JUNIOR”

Age 63, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away April 16, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 21, 1949 in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He has been a part of the hotel industry for 40 years and worked as an assistant bell captain at the Hilton Hawaiian Village since 2004.

He is survived by wife, Marjorie “Margie”; son, Ryan (Serena) Ortega; daughters, Rhea (Trey) Maddox, Raimee Ortega of CA; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Leo (Marissa) Ortega, Edgar (Maribel) Ortega, Sr., Oscar (Lynn) Ortega of CA, Ronald Ortega; sisters, Leticia (Gerry) Pascua of CA, Mildred Bolosan, Tessie (Max) Redaja, Sally (Nicholas) Pugal of TX, Bella (Rueben) Tomas, Nida Ortega.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire.

Thomas M. Amii

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Feb. 13, 2012
Thomas M. Amii, 81, of Campbell, Calif., a retired Army sergeant major, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chiyoko; sons Daryl, Mitchell, Howard and James; daughter Ann Vurquist; brother Mike; sister Victoria Romano; and five grandchildren. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m.Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Clifford Townsend Anderson

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April 4, 2012
Clifford Townsend Anderson, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in St. Charles, Mo. He is survived by niece Sandra Hohensee and caregivers Giovannie and Rogelio Sibayan. Private services. Online condolences: www. Hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Janet Eiko Carmichael

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March 30, 2012
Janet Eiko Carmichael, 75, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Guy P.T.; daughters Gail L.Y. Carmichael and Geri A.E.Rodrigues; brothers Wilfred, Andrew, Kenneth and Stan Watanabe; sister Lillian Katahara; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Peter Corless

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April 9, 2012
Peter Corless, 81, of Waipahu, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died in Aiea. He was born in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. He is survived by wife Taeko, brother Patrick and sister Anna Stay. Private services.

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Jessie Kam Shiroma Freeney

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April 21, 2012

Jessie Kam Shiroma Freeney, 96, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Herbert and Edgar; daughters Garland Connally, Roseland Tjen and Ruby Ann Hayasaka; brothers Stanley and Wally Kam; caregivers Brian and Jessie Lopez; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Jerry Katsumi Fujii

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March 31, 2012
Jerry Katsumi Fujii, 68, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Katherine K.; sons Terrence, Shelton and Weston; mother Grace Takahashi; stepfather Naohiro Takahashi; brother Earl Takahashi; stepbrothers Ganji and Jiro Takahashi; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Stanley Takashi Hachida

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April 5, 2012

Stanley Takashi Hachida, 89, of Honolulu, a retired industrial welding estimator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Doris K.; sons Ralph and Howard; daughter Linda Gonzales; brothers Paul, Isamu and Akira; sister Louise Hironaka; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Donald P. Heu

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April 20, 2012

Donald P. Heu, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired repairman for GTE Hawaiian Tel, died in Kailua. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by wife Linda; sons Donald “OJ” Heu Jr.and Matthew W.and Randall R. Holt; daughters Donna-Lynn Heu and Charlene D.Iokia; brother Clifford; sister Marvalee Puaa; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 3 p.m.at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Chiyoko Pauline Higuchi

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April 10, 2012

Chiyoko Pauline Higuchi, 92, of Aiea, a retired Daisy Pot Dress Shop seamstress, died. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Calvin and daughters Sue and Ann. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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JOSEPH “JOE” HOOPAI

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JOSEPH “JOE” HOOPAI

Age 82, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away April 9, 2012 in Kapolei. Born July 9, 1929 in Paia, Maui. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Makakilo Stake. Joe retired from Beneficial Financial Group as a life insurance and investment agent.

He is survived by daughter, Valerie K. (Patrick) Hoopai-Kaawa; sister, Eva K.H. Lin-Kee; grandson, P. Kaimipono Kaawa.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (May 4) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Kalaeloa Chapel; (2074 Lauwiliwili St., Kapolei) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Cassia Fa’auliuli Punahele Ioka

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April 24, 2012
Cassia Fa’auliuli Punahele Ioka, 14, of Pearl City died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Doris Annie; father Perritte Ia; brothers Uaine, Ammon, Corban, Isaac, Isaiah, Devero, Perritte, Braeden, Jaeden, Ochi, Reo and Jojo; sisters Juewels, Jenesis, Rahab, Isaley, Isalyn, Isis, Darian, Crystal, Chelsea, Aryana and Cypriana; and grandparent Annie M.Tuitele Togafau. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waipahu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m.at Sunset Memorial Park.

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Robert Munekazu Jitchaku

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April 5, 2012

Robert Munekazu Jitchaku, 65, of Hilo, a retired Realtor, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carol Ann, daughter Roberta Nelson, brother Alvin, sister Nanette Hiraoka and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edric Spencer Johnson

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April 8, 2012
Edric Spencer “Treva” Johnson, 70, of Hilo, a retired concierge at Mauna Lani Resort, former director of guest activities at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, former employee of the beauty salon at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and former dancer with Halau o Kekuhi, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Alan Johnson, sister Louella Schutte and hanai brothers Felward Kahakelii, Paul K.Takamatsu and David L.Becker. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Frank Hiroshi Kurihara

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April 16, 2012
Frank Hiroshi Kurihara, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shipfitter and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Carol M., sons Tod T. and Ken S., daughter Ann L.Kurihara-Mee, sister Sanae Saito and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Claire Kam Sun Lee

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April 10, 2012

Claire Kam Sun “Sunny” Lee, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Queen’s Medical Center accounts payable clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Joyce, sister Ethel Chock and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Ongoing Buddhist services. Burial: 2 p.m.at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Gordon K. P. Lum

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April 9, 2012
Gordon K. P. Lum, 66, of Honolulu, a United Foods salesman, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Kenton C. F.and sister Charlene “Shar” Yoshida. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ernest Hutoshi Miyabe

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March 20, 2012

Ernest Hutoshi Miyabe, 83, of Pearl City, a retired accounting manager for the Kaneohe Marine Corps Exchange and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Jane Y., son Vance H., daughter Gail M.Kamitaki and four grandchildren. Private services.

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William Emil Pilama Naeole

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April 15, 2012
William Emil Pilama Naeole, 64, of Waianae died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by wife Anna M., son Travis, daughters Trina Ho and Vanna Naeole-Raymondo, brothers James and Leslie, sister Narcissus and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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Benjamin Tomio Nakagawa

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March 27, 2012
Benjamin Tomio Nakagawa, 77, of Wahiawa, a retired Foremost Dairies truck driver and Marine Corps sergeant, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Janice; sons Raymond Nakagawa and Wayne Horikami; daughters Lana Matsunaga, Lisa Lefebvre and Eunice Chinen; brothers Stanley and Hiroyuki; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Georgee Darlene Keala Naluai

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April 18, 2012
Georgee Darlene Keala Naluai, 60, of Kaneohe, a substitute teacher, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Aleksander K.; daughters Darlene K.and Kuupuamakamae R.Naluai and Emma K. Lowe; brothers George E.N., Robert G.K., Hansel T.K., Dr. Solomon D.K., Eugene A.N., Calvin B.K., Alfred I. L., Brian S. L., Brent C. L.and Duane E.A.; sister Lucia N. L.Naluai-Kamae; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel, 45-150 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Cain Kenichi Nohara

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April 7, 2012
Cain Kenichi Nohara, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Motors/Cutter Chevrolet car salesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Drake and Darren, daughters Darlene Czerwinski and Doreen Hemmingway, sisters Nancy Kamisugi and Irene Mau, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Newell Victor Ohelo

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March 23, 2012
Newell Victor “Green-Eyes John” Ohelo, 60, of Waianae, formerly of Kahaluu, a retired heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local 3, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ivon “Eva”; daughters Amber and Angela; mother Frances; sisters Winona Ohelo, Claudia Kealoha and Karlada Gifford; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.Hawaiifuneralservices.Com.

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Oudom Piasourapanya

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April 22, 2012
Oudom Piasourapanya, 65, of Kahuku, a retired farmer, died in Texas. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Bouabanh; sons Donald and Moksoda; daughters Metta and Carolyn Piasourapanya, and Cindy Stine; numerous brothers and sisters; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m.Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Laotian Buddhist services. Cremation to follow.

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Joseph Mahuna Thomas

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April 18, 2012
Joseph Mahuna “Tommy” Thomas, 89, of Waianae, an Army retiree, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nora; son Joseph K.; daughters Mary Mawdsley, Yolanda Lindsey, Naomi Tanigawa and Lei Blodgett; sister Violet Piiohia; 25 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m.Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 92-900 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Services: 11:30 a.m.committal services: 2 p.m.at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Gertrude Puanani Uso

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April 22, 2012
Gertrude Puanani Uso, 71, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a catalog order department employee for Sears, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Augustine S.; sons Michael and Mathew; daughters Monalisa, Mara and Marleen; brothers Stanley K.McKeague and Kelmar Weeks; sisters Millie Kahalekai and Evelyn Souza; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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