Archive for May, 2012

Bernadette Iwalani Amasiu (Mauliola)

Posted On May 7th, 2012 -

BERNADETTE IWALANI AMASIU (MAULIOLA)

Bernie “Granny” Amasiu, age 59, passed away at her home in Kailua peacefully, just as she wished, surrounded by her family on April 4, 2012. She was born in Honolulu on April 9, 1952
She had a heart of gold and truly knew the meaning of “Love” which she whole heartedly extended to everyone she met.
Survived by her husband Simon K. Amasiu, daughter Denise (Aldemir) Lugo, Sons, Joseph A (Kiana) & Chad A (Iris) and 8 grandkids
Hawaiian Memorial Park Thurs, 5/10 Visitation 5 p.m. Services 6 p.m. & Fri, 5/11, Visitation 10 a.m. Services 11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Celebration of Life to follow @ 413 Ulupaina Street, Kailua.

Abigail K. Puli (Maunupau)

Posted On May 23rd, 2012 -

ABIGAIL KALOIOKALANI (MAUNUPAU) PULI

Age 80, our beautiful Mom, went home to Our Lord on April 14, 2012 at her home in Nanakuli. Born April 7, 1932 in Honolulu, she was the last surviving sibling of 11 children born to Thomas and Eunice Maunupau. She was preceded in death by our Dad, Francisco Pio, and sister Susan Alvarez. She is survived by daughters Laureen (Willy) Brown, Abigail (Floriano) Castaneda, Francesca (Bill) Patronis, Anastasia (Leroy) Kamealoha, and 14 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. A Private Memorial Service for immediate family members will be held on Saturday, June 9.

PRIMITIVA VIERNES ABAD

Posted On May 1st, 2012 -

PRIMITIVA VIERNES ABAD

Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away April 5, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born February 8, 1926 in Diaton, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by son, Angel (Andrea) Abad, Jr.; daughters, Hipolita Rosete, Eva Abad; 6 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 5/4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Saturday 5/5 at St. John The Baptist, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Primitiva Viernes Abad

Posted On May 2nd, 2012 -

April 5, 2012
Primitiva Viernes Abad, 86, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Angel Jr., daughters Hipolita Rosete and Eva Abad, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Frances Masue Abe

Posted On May 8th, 2012 -

April 9, 2012
Frances Masue Abe, 91, of Honolulu, a self-employed Realtor and broker doing business as Frances M. Abe Realty, former employee at Mike McCormack Realty and former owner of Lincoln Bakery, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sisters Florence Sakae, Kikuye Ito and Claire Matsumoto. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Florecina Maltezo Rosario Acasio

Posted On May 30th, 2012 -

May 19, 2012
Florecina Maltezo Rosario “Floring” Acasio, 95, of Hilo, a Hershey’s Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Co. retiree, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Godofredo R., Manuel R., Felinor R., Elmer R., Gill R. and Robert R.; daughter Levita A. Nagtalon; 24 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

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Lois Jeanne Acheson

Posted On May 14th, 2012 -

April 13, 2012
Lois Jeanne Acheson, 66, of Honolulu, a Foodland employee, died in Kailua. She was born in Oregon. Services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society or Hospice Hawaii.

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Mary Alvarado Afong

Posted On May 18th, 2012 -

April 26, 2012
Mary Alvarado Afong, 97, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr., Andrew, David, Wayne, Kenneth and Harry Afong, and Joseph Nawatani; daughters Annie Farling, Rachel Link, Sarah Potter and Yvonne Cobb-Adams; 52 grandchildren; 105 great-grandchildren; 33 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Aniceta Agustin Agapay

Posted On May 8th, 2012 -

April 29, 2012
Aniceta Agustin Agapay, 80, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Honolulu, a retired licensed practical nurse, died in Phoenix. She was born in Tarlac, Gerona, Philippines. She is survived by son Dr. Allen A., daughter Olinda L. and two grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Burial at noon at the cemetery.

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Gertrudis V. Agmata

Posted On May 9th, 2012 -

April 30, 2012
Gertrudis V. Agmata, 63, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Kauai Beach Resort housekeeping department employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Epifanio, daughter Eumalyn Mabini and sister Eugenia Anselmo. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Friday at the family home in Hanamaulu. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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PATRICIA “PATTY” RIVERA AGPALZA

Posted On May 30th, 2012 -

PATRICIA “PATTY” RIVERA AGPALZA

Age 86, of Ewa, Hawaii, passed away May 1, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born May 28, 1925 at Brgy 17, Sto. Cristo, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by daughters, Maria Gregoria (Ben) Dacuycuy, Angelita (Daniel) Galut, Leoncia (Dean) Nakayama, Aida (Danny) Frias, Julie (Modesto) Oasay; brother, Leopoldo Rivera; sister, Dorotea Rivera; 31 grandchildren; 43 great-grand-children; 1 great-great-grand-child.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Tuesday (June 5) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Patricia Rivera Agpalza

Posted On May 31st, 2012 -

May 1, 2012
Patricia Rivera “Patty” Agpalza, 86, of Ewa died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Maria G. Dacuycuy, Angelita Galut, Leoncia Nakayama, Aida Frias and Julie Oasay; brother Leopoldo Rivera; sister Dorotea Rivera; 31 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Diony Pacli Aguinaldo

Posted On May 25th, 2012 -

May 6, 2012
Diony Pacli Aguinaldo, 77, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rose, son Rodel, daughter Rosie Gaoiran and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Online condolences at hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Cezar Corpuz Agustin

Posted On May 6th, 2012 -

April 29, 2012
Cezar Corpuz Agustin, 76, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a vegetable farm worker in Waimea, Hawaii, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Luviminda F.; sons Walter, Clarence, Edmon and Fridel M.; daughters Maritez Libed, Marieta I. Galat, Lornalyn Regpala, Irene Cumlat, and Rowena, Shermie and Maricar Agustin; sisters Bencharing Agbayani, Avelina Mabanag and Rosebella Ponce; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Rosary: 7 p.m. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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James Polani Ahu

Posted On May 28th, 2012 -

May 6, 2012
James Polani “Kimo”Ahu, 71, of Moaula,Kau, Hawaii, a retired county Department of Parks and Recreation supervisor, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Iokepa; daughters Kimela Ahu, Dallas Olivera, Laurie Ann Mahelona, Shannon Alcoran and Kaleo Alexander; brother Robert Jr.; sister Lorraine Pestano; and nine grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass:10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Wallace Watty Ahuna

Posted On May 18th, 2012 -

May 13, 2012
Wallace Watty “Barrel” Ahuna, 67, of Hilo, a retired Better Brands supervisor and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Robert Shioji, and George and Walter Ahuna; and sisters Luella Aina and Wanda Cardines. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Puhi Bay main tent. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes and luncheon to follow. Casual attire.

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Joseph David Ahuna

Posted On May 26th, 2012 -

JOSEPH DAVID AHUNA

Passed away peacefully surrounded by those he loved his wife, children, and siblings on May 3, 2012 in Indio, CA. He was born in Honolulu on November 1, 1943. Son of Joseph Ahuna II and Maude Waikiki Ahuna, he was a member of IATSE Local 665 and worked as a Grip and Key Grip for the film and television industry in Hawaii for many years. When his work took him to California, he worked as a Key Grip with IATSE Local 80. Later in his career he was elected president of Local 80 and retired as an assistant business agent in 2010.

He is loved and survived by his wife Joanie Ahuna, daughters Joelle (Eddie) Lee and Michelle “Kahea” (Kalani) Ching, son Joseph David “Kawika” Ahuna Jr., stepson Derric (Gracie) Teran; and his 8 grandchildren Jasmine and Jordan “Kamalei” Lee; Jonathan “Ashton”, Justin, Jonah, Joshua, and Joel “Pono” Ching; and Jadyn Ahuna. He is also survived by brothers Dickie (Irene) Ahuna, Archie (Fern) Ahuna, Walter (Donelle) Ahuna, and Pachec Yamashiro; sisters Doreen (Richard) Bell, Jo-Ann (Arthur) Carreira, Brenda “Leimamo” (Richard) Pua, Patricia “Patsy” (Kaleo) Kaina, Maude “Pi`ilani” (Steven) Tanaka, Donalyn (Leonard) Naihe, and Corinne Ahuna; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kane`ohe on May 30, 2012. Viewing is from 10:30am-12:30pm. Eulogy and mass will begin at 12:30pm. A private burial will follow. Aloha attire requested. In lieu of flowers, to honor the importance of education in his life, the family suggests donations to Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation, 567 South King Street, Suite 160, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813 in memory of Joseph David Ahuna to establish a scholarship in his name.

Joseph Ahuna

Posted On May 28th, 2012 -

May 3, 2012
Joseph Ahuna, 68, of Indio, Calif., a key grip for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 80, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan M.; son Joseph D. “Kawika”Jr.; daughters Joelle Lee and Michelle “Kahea” Ching; brothers Dickie, Archie and Walter Ahuna and Pachec Yamashiro; sisters Doreen Bell, Jo-Ann Carreira, Leimamo Pua, Patsy Kaina, Piilani Tanaka, Donalyn Naihe and Corinne Ahuna; and eight grandchildren. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass:12:45 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Vickie Aio

Posted On May 12th, 2012 -

April 22, 2012
Vickie Aio, 68, of Waianae, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jacob Aio Jr., and Robert and Lyman Mattos; daughters Darlene Aio and Janine Abe; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Leland Lee Akamu

Posted On May 13th, 2012 -

April 17, 2012
Leland Lee Akamu, 63, of Kailua, a welder at British Aerospace Systems Hawaii Shipyard and caretaker of the Macomber family gravesite in Kau, Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kau. He is survived by brothers Terry, Russell and Payton; and sisters Shirley Clark and Brenda Garlock. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Clubhouse in Naalehu Park. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Donna Jeanne Cecelia Akana

Posted On May 14th, 2012 -

April 30, 2012
Donna Jeanne Cecelia Akana, 64, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Wailuku. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Johnathan and Robert Brito, daughter Nicole Ribucan and eight grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to: c/o Nicole Ribucan, 9 Wehi Way, Kahului, HI 96732.

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Sueko Akimoto

Posted On May 31st, 2012 -

May 8, 2012
Sueko “Sue” Akimoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Stevenson Intermediate School cafeteria employee, died in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in Moloaa, Kauai. She is survived by caregivers and nieces Fusako Kubota and Sally Ching, and caregiver and grandnephew Warren Kunimoto. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Elizabeth Keawe Kaili Alapai

Posted On May 23rd, 2012 -

May 18, 2012
Elizabeth Keawe Kaili Alapai, 89, of Pahoa, Hawaii, formerly of Kalihi Uka Valley, a retired Hawaii State Hospital nurse and Royal Elementary School kupuna, died at home. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by son Sam K., daughters Valerie M. Chu and Taila J. Alapai, 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo. Services: 1:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church, Kalihi Uka. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

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Frederick F. Alensonorin

Posted On May 9th, 2012 -

April 30, 2012
Frederick F. Alensonorin, 81, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Pearl Harbor heavy equipment dispatcher, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by brother Frank F. and sisters Dolores Yap, Margaret “Maggie” Estrella, Alice Kaaihue and Remedios “Remy” Cardona. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann Church, Waihee, Maui. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. No flowers.

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Norene Jones Alexander

Posted On May 22nd, 2012 -

May 11, 2012
Norene Jones Alexander, 86, of Honolulu, a former Punahou School nurse and flower arranger, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cherokee, Iowa. She is survived by daughter Mary Ann Lentz, sister Maryann Balasa and three grandchildren. Services pending at Central Union Church. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives.

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NORENE JONES ALEXANDER

Posted On May 25th, 2012 -

NORENE JONES ALEXANDER

86, passed away May 11, 2012 after a fall. Mrs. Alexander was a tireless advocate for the medical profession, children, and Hawaii’s fragile eco-system. She and her late husband, Henry A. Alexander, were a couple with deep and abiding faith who shared their love of life as they mentored countless others.
Born in 1925, Cherokee, Iowa, Mrs. Alexander enjoyed sports and music in her teen years and graduated from Clarkson School of Nursing. She arrived in Honolulu in 1946 to help fill Hawaii’s nursing shortage and worked at Puunene Sugar Company where she met and married Mr. Alexander, great-great grandson of four missionary families. Together they made a difference in every community in which they lived.
Mrs. Alexander learned to love flower shows as a member of the Hilo Women’s Club, and after moving to Honolulu, joined The Garden Club of Honolulu. Mrs. Alexander shared her passion by teaching others in the club, at Lyon Arboretum, and in TGCH’s project at the women’s prison. Among other positions, she was President of TGCH and Vice President of the Garden Club of America.
During her ten years as nurse at Punahou School, Mrs. Alexander tended to the four thousand students, faculty, and staff. Her community spirit served the Honolulu Academy of Arts as she researched and helped to pioneer the Garden Cafe. She was an active member of Central Union Church for 45 years where she shared her leadership in many capacities. She worked closely with her husband in commercial real estate sales, later joining Choi Realty.
Predeceased by her husband and by her son, James Alton, Mrs. Alexander is survived by Mary Ann and Preston Lentz, their three children, Elizabeth, Alexander (Noelle), and Christopher, and her sister, Maryann Balassa of Colorado. A celebration of her life will be held at Central Union Church at 5 p.m. on May 31. She will be memorialized in Mission Cemetery, and in lieu of flowers, she requested contributions be made to Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 553 South King Street.

Marsha Alvarez

Posted On May 22nd, 2012 -

April 16, 2012
Marsha “Lei” Alvarez, 65, of Mililani, an employee at DLA Maritime at Pearl Harbor, died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John T. and Kelan K., daughter Melissa K. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Bernadette Iwalani Mauliola Amasiu

Posted On May 5th, 2012 -

April 4, 2012
Bernadette Iwalani Mauliola “Granny” Amasiu, 59, of Kailua, a retired Sprint long-distance phone operator, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Simon K.; sons Joseph A. and Chad A.; daughter Denise L. Lugo; father Francis Mauliola; brothers Galen and Jeff Wheeler, and Francis Jr. and Skip Mauliola; sisters Jackie Kamai, Lee-Anna Vought, Tracy Tobias and Jana Mauliola; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Nele Siu Anderson

Posted On May 31st, 2012 -

May 25, 2012
Nele Siu Anderson, 69, of Laie, a retail clerk, died in Laie. She was born in Pesega, Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Marvin Bruce Jr., Robert D. Uatime and Kuinise Lisona; daughters Kelli T. Te’o, Marchelle T. Tapusoa and Nele S.K. Lefau; brothers Kuinise S., Lisona S. and Uatime S. Leiataua; sisters MoeMoe S. Stotler, Lonise Leilua and Talauula S. Pili; and 30 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Donald D. Anfinson

Posted On May 4th, 2012 -

April 5, 2012
Donald D. Anfinson, 73, of Aiea, a Navy retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Nevada, Iowa. He is survived by wife Helena, son Darren, daughter Donna Yoshida, sister Dolores Williams and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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