Archive for May 3rd, 2012

ANNA ASANO

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ANNA ASANO

Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 30, 2012 in Aiea. Born May 3, 1927 in Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii. A retired Kemoo Farms waitress.

She is survived by caregivers, Kenneth Asano, Esmeralda R. Racachot; brothers, James Kaku of Big Island, Donald Kaku; sister, Doris Katano.

Private services were held.

Herbert C. Carvalho

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April 30, 2012
Herbert C. Carvalho, 78, of Honolulu, a retired longshoreman and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Olga Kessler; sons Damien H., Jason E. and Jared P.; brother Jessie H. Newsome; sister Bertha I. Newsome; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Honolulu.

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Wallace Y.F. Chang

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April 23, 2012
Wallace Y.F. Chang, 87, of Honolulu, a technical director of the Naval Shore Electronics Engineering Activity, Pacific, at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, nuclear planning manager in the Planning Department at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and a Navy veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Claire; son Keith; daughters Carrie Talwar and
Kara Carlyle; brothers Anthony, Winfred, Clement, Eugene and Wayland; sister Aileen Lee; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Elaine Sumako Costello

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April 7, 2012
Elaine Sumako Costello, 86, of Honolulu, owner of Nui Mono Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Steven M., daughter Luella A. Zimmelman, brothers Mac and Ike Kawahara, sister Ruby Sakurada and a grandchild. Private services.

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Jean Croly

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April 28, 2012
Jean Croly, 88, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She is survived by son John, daughter Julia, parents Robert and Mary Dockstader, sister Meta Butler and four grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in Greensboro, N.C. No flowers. Donations suggested to Higher Ground, 801 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.

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Alma Mae Elzey

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April 22, 2012
Alma Mae Elzey, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a cashier, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Decatur, Ark. She is survived by son Gary, daughter Donna Osborne and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Warren K.N. Fong

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April 24, 2012
Warren K.N. Fong, 59, of Honolulu, a Fong’s Meat Market retiree, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Macau, China. He is survived by sons James and Brandon; daughter Christine; mother Helen; and brothers Edmund, Norman, Nelson and Nathan. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Archie K. Grant

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April 24, 2012
Archie K. Grant, 79, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired professional musician for Olliephonics, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kobe, Japan. He is survived by wife Michiko, sons Guy and Kelly, brother Morgan, sister Mitsuko Kanesashi and four grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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DAVID AINAHAU KANE III

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DAVID AINAHAU KANE III
February 20, 1952-May 3, 2008

We love and miss you, Brah.
Forever in our hearts.
The Kane Family.

Masayo Iyo

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April 12, 2012
Masayo Iyo, 102, of Hilo, a retired proprietor of Iyo Dry Goods, died in Life Care Center in Hilo. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harry M. and Raymond H., daughter Harriet Y., brother Gilbert Yabusaki, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Daniel Poepoe Sanford Jr.

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April 14, 2012
Daniel Poepoe Sanford Jr., 85, of Palolo Valley, a retired laborer and an Army veteran, died in Palolo Valley. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Louise, sons Daniel III and Ben, daughters Louise “Boogie” Renaud and Raemi Sanford, brothers Augustine “Pinie” Ikekai and Douglas Kekoa, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Makanalani Oke Akua Konanui

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April 25, 2012
Makanalani Oke Akua Konanui, 15, of Honolulu died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by parents Fred and Cheryl; brother Christopher D. Royston; and sisters Keshia, Tiffany, Malia and Kukui. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 5:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Ayako Kurio

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April 16, 2012
Ayako “Nikki” Kurio, 88, of Wahiawa died in Manoa Senior Care. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Kelvin and Jon, daughter Linda Lee and sister Beverly Klopf. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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NEMECIO JUAN MACASIO

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NEMECIO JUAN MACASIO

Age 88, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 5, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 8, 1923 in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired landscaper from Nahua Apartments.

He is survived by wife, Nancy M. Macasio; sons, James (Sue) Macasio, Clayton (Janice) Macasio; daughters, Nadeen (Duane) Aleviado, Norine (John) Goas, Anafe (Kevin) Emerick, Brenda (Rodorick) Ruiz, Karen Macasio, Kimberly Macasio, Shintel Popp; 18 grand-children; 14 great-grand-children; brothers, Juan (Victoria) Macasio, Florendo (Claudia) Macasio, Elijio (Marcelina) Macasio; sisters, Cresencia (Florendo) Gayya, Violeta (Vicente) Galing, Petronila (Nestor) Gonzales.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (May 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Wednesday (May 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 12 Noon Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Robert Gunki Matsuda

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April 8, 2012
Robert Gunki “Bob” Matsuda, 86, of Pearl City, a retired Army staff sergeant and a U.S. Postal Service retiree, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June S., sons Merrill T. and Gordon M., brother Kenneth M., sisters Shizuko “Sue” Nakamura and Doris H. Miyata, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Richard Gasalio Moeveve

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April 18, 2012
Richard Gasalio Moeveve, 57, of Honolulu, a city mower and tractor operator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Fausaga, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Iokapeta; sons Pe’epe’e, Ping and Galen; daughters Juliana, Julietta and Jeanette; brothers Lamese, Vega and Falagi Tavai; and sisters Pesi Finauga, Masela Seumalu and Ina Tavai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual
attire. Flowers welcome.

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Claire Fumiko Nashiwa

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Jan. 23, 2012
Claire Fumiko Nashiwa, 103, of Paia, Maui, died in Anaheim, Calif. She was born in Englewood, Calif. She is survived by daughters Sylvia Osato and Carol Chung, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services held. No monetary offerings.

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Thomas J. Palama

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April 30, 2012
Thomas J. “Tommy” Palama, 73, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired fireman, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Patsy; sons Lance, Kimo, Kawila and Keola; daughter Tara; brothers David Jr., Artie and Stephan; hanai brother Clayton Tremaine; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Casual attire.

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WILFRED S. PANG

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WILFRED S. PANG

90, of Honolulu passed away peacefully at Manoa Cottages on April 12, 2012. He was born in Kula, Maui and is survived by his sister Evelyn P. Chun and brother Stanley Pang (Mary) of Ripon, California and many nieces and nephews. Wilfred attended Iolani School (Class of 1940) and the University of Hawaii. He worked for Matson Navigation Company, Mid-Pacific Insurance Agency, and the State of Hawaii as the Executive Director for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Commission.

Wilfred was committed to community service and volunteering. He was active with organizations such as the Honolulu Chinatown Lions Club which he was a Founder and Life Member, Palolo Chinese Home, Mun Lun School, the Elks Club Honolulu Lodge No. 616, Aisen Shiatsu School, Iolani School Alumni Association, and the Hawaii Heritage Center. He conducted classes in Tai Chi, Qigong and
Healing Arts at Nuuanu Congregational Church, led exercises at the Palolo Chinese Home and Central Union Adult Day Care Center, provided massage at the Honolulu Marathon, proctored the Hawaii State bar exam, and was a court docent for the Volunteer in Public Service Program.

For leisure Wilfred enjoyed playing the organ, piano, ukulele, mah jong and ballroom dancing. Wilfred was proud of his accomplishments and known for his skills in tai chi, karate, qigong, massage, shiatsu, ki, reiki, and feng shui. Until recently, Wilfred was involved in these activities which he held dear to him.

Celebration of Life on Monday May 7, 2012 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation at 10:00 a.m, service at 11:30 a.m with burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Lillian Yasuko Sasaki

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Feb. 12, 2012
Lillian Yasuko Sasaki, 91, of Honolulu died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter-in-law Karen S., sister-in-law Yoshiko Nishihara, nephew Curtis and niece Carol Onishi. Private services.

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Kaname Shigemura

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April 16, 2012
Kaname “Kenneth” Shigemura, 99, of Pearl City, a retired carpenter foreman, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughters Nora Y. Onishi and Mildred K. Shigemura, and sister Toshiye Hino. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kiyoshi Shirai

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March 23, 2012
Kiyoshi Shirai, 82, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, retired owner of and painting contractor at Shirai Painting Co., died in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Kaawaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Seiko, brothers Toshio and Takashi, and sisters Mildred Arai and Shizue Asato. Private services.

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Harry Hideto Shiraishi

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HARRY HIDETO SHIRAISHI

87, of Honolulu, born in Ke’ei, Kona, a retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel maintenance employee, died April 25, 2012. He is survived by wife, Tamae; son, Ray (Kathy); daughters, Naomi (Phil Rosenberg), Joy (Carlton) Higa; grandchildren, Traci, Scott, Ashley, Landon, Alan; caregiver, Aunty Jane; brothers, Herbert, Shigeo; sisters, Carole Shiraishi, Ruth Furuta, Lynda Oue. Private services.

CHIYO TAKAHASHI

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CHIYO TAKAHASHI

Age 78, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 6, 2012 in Aiea. Born June 6, 1933 in Fukushima, Japan.

She is survived by sons, Alan Takahashi, Glen (Susan) Takahashi, Gary Takahashi; daughter, Lona (Louis) Barnett; 6 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (May 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

Mildred Midori Takahashi

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April 22, 2012
Mildred Midori Takahashi, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. executive secretary, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gilbert and Hal; hanai daughter Rita
Manago; brothers Harold, Harry, Takashi, Jay and Isamu Manago, and Pentson Sugamura; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Ellen Misako Takiguchi

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April 17, 2012
Ellen Misako Takiguchi, 90, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Ted; daughters Sharon Kauinana, Joanne Yamauchi, Lynn Oshiro and Doreen Curtis; sister Tsutayo Enomoto; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Rose Yoshino Takushi

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April 19, 2012
Rose Yoshino Takushi, 84, of Kaneohe, a self-employed beautician doing business as Pali Beauty Salon, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Brian, daughter Cheryl and sisters Loretta T. and Florence Y. Yogi. Visitation: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mailau Amone Vaka’uta

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April 17, 2012
Mailau Amone Vaka’uta, 83, of Waianae, a mason for a private family business, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lapaha, Tonga. He is survived by sons Raymond T., Alexsio F., Penitiketo M., Maka K., Pakileata, Felise K. and Falanisesi; daughters Taina V. Funaki, Laungafefine V. Fifita and Soanataake Vaka’uta; 53 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation and services: 6 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waianae. Additional services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Mike Wall

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April 27, 2012
Mike Wall, 48, of Honolulu, a computer salesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by father Herbert B., mother Patricia A. Day and sisters Elizabeth Jesch and Melissa Pangle. Private services.

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Jo Wokoun

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April 28, 2012
Jo Wokoun, 77, of Keaau, Hawaii, a civil service retiree and former Big Island Honda shuttle driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Jeffersonville, Ind. She is survived by husband Dennis T.; sons Richard L., John E. and William D. Rager; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Donations suggested to Hawaii Island Humane Society, P.O. Box 939, Keaau, HI 96749.

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