Archive for May 5th, 2012

Bernadette Iwalani Mauliola Amasiu

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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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DONALD D. ANFINSON

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DONALD D. ANFINSON

Age 73, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away April 5, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 5, 1939 in Nevada, Iowa. A U.S. Navy retiree.

He is survived by wife, Helena Anfinson; son, Darren Anfinson; daughter, Donna (Marc) Yoshida; 2 grand-children; sister, Dolores Williams.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Brent Brody

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April 6, 2012
Brent Brody, 70, of Vancouver, Wash., owner of Brent’s Restaurant in Kailua, died in Vancouver. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by wife Joanne and daughters Yanah, Shanah and Sarah. Services to be held in Vancouver. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: brent-brody.virtual-memorials.com. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Charlotte Marie Chincio

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April 2, 2012
Charlotte Marie Chincio, 63, of Wahiawa, a retired Leilehua High School security officer, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leroy Jr., Matthew and Brian; mother Helen Brittain; brother William Brittain; sister Lisa Peterson; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Joseph G. Gaoiran

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April 26, 2012
Joseph G. “Jose” Gaoiran, 57, of Wahiawa, a former Pan Asiatic Travel & Tours airport representative and travel agent, died in Pearl City. He was born in Bacau, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria V.C.; sons Jeffrey C. Gaoiran, and Joseph B. and Joseph T. Cabrera; daughters Jennifer G. De Los Santos, Jacqueline C. Gaoiran and Joy G. Redel; brother Narciso G.; sisters Natividad G. Agustin, Leonila G. Sabug, Fe G. Dumlao, Joenalyn G. Miguel, Lani G. Ulep and Grace G. Piena; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Betty M. Hagihara

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March 30, 2012
Betty M. Hagihara, 97, of Pearl City, a retired state government cafeteria worker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ronald K. “Ron” Kawakami, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No monetary offerings.

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Mitsuko Itamura

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April 16, 2012
Mitsuko “Mitsi” Itamura, 91, of Haliimaile, Maui, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. She is survived by sons Melvin, Nolan, John and Alfred. Private services.

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William Phillip Kuntz Jr.

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April 24, 2012
William Phillip Kuntz Jr., 87, of Aiea died in Honolulu. He was born in Loda, Ill. He is survived by son William P. III; daughters Phyllis Rollins, Dr. Nancy and Laurie Kuntz, Beverly Richey and Roxane Carreira; sister Ruth Wilson; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Community Living Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859.

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Joseph Maurice Kanoa

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JOSEPH MAURICE KANOA

86, of Aina Haina died April 14,
2012. Born in 1926 in Kekaha,
Kauai, son of Joseph and Julia
Kanoa.

Attended Kekaha Elementary School and went on to Waimea
High School. He was a proud member of the class of 1944 and had many fond memories there. During the war, he and his classmates strung barbed wire along the seashore from Waimea to Polihale. He served in the U.S. Army at Schofield Barracks and was discharged as a staff sergeant.

He was employed at AmFac in Honolulu and later for Devoe Paint as a manager for many years. During those years was active in many organizations including Lions Club, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Kalihi
Businessmen Association, Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, Hawaiian Civic Club and the Kalanianaole Athletic Club.

Joseph was married to Bertha Lanakila Kiaaina Kanoa before she passed on in June 2007. They were married 61 years. Survived by sons; Maurice-Wayne, Lyle (Stephanie), and J. Marvin (Momi), sisters; Juliet Tita Aiu, Lorraine Puanani Like, Ellen Darling Young, brother; Mervin Buddy, 10 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren.

Private Services to be held.

Helen Hisae Kishi

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April 3, 2012
Helen Hisae “Jikyu” Kishi, 66, of Wahiawa, a retired Wahiawa Elementary School teacher, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Michael M. and Dennis Y. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Don D. McKinnon

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April 28, 2012
Don D. McKinnon, 87, of Honolulu, a retired general manager and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Nebraska. He is survived by companion Lucy Au and son Randall W. Services to be held at a later date. Donations suggested to St. Augustine Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or St. Francis Healthcare Foundation.

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ALFRED “JUNIOR” PASCUA

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ALFRED “JUNIOR” PASCUA

Age 74, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away April 10, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born July 14, 1937 in Wailuku, Maui. Retired truck driver from Dole Cannery, member of Hawaii Mixed Five-Some Bowling League.

He is survived by sons, Alfred (Susan) Pascua, Wayne (Lanette) Pascua, Miles (Melanie) Pascua, Michael (Virginia) Pascua, Matthew (Marilyn) Pascua; daughters, Doris (Michael) Gayer, Roberta Kamakele, Kimberly (Jordan) Dungca; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, David Tabares, Randolph Tabares, Stanford Tabares, Alfred Tabares; sisters, Sharlane Ondayog, Elna Morgan.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GLORY ANN LAGMAY SCRIBNER

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GLORY ANN LAGMAY SCRIBNER

Age 45, of Washington, passed away April 29, 2012 in Washington. Born March 25, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Glory was employed at Bartel Drugs in Washington.

She is survived by husband, Michael Scribner; mother, Esperanza Lagmay; sisters, Esther R. Delsignore, Pearl R. Sodaria of CA; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.

Harry Hideto Shiraishi

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April 25, 2012
Harry Hideto Shiraishi, 87, of Honolulu, a Princess Kaiulani Hotel retiree, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Keei, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tamae; son Ray N.; daughters Joy M. Higa and Naomi Shiraishi; brothers Herbert G. and Shigeo; sisters Carol M. Shiraishi, Ruth S. Furuta and Lynda M. Oue; caregiver Jane “Aunty Jane” Smith; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Mark Anthony Souza

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April 9, 2012
Mark Anthony Souza, 51, of Hilo, a music professor at University of Hawaii at Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Melvin and Darrel “Chuck” Perreira, and Gilmore Fivella; and sister Terrie Carvalho. Graveside services: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Homelani Memorial Park. For more information, call Terrie Carvalho at 443-8322. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Don C. Viray

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April 19, 2012
Don C. Viray, 25, of Waipahu, an Army pilot, will be remembered in services 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. He was born in Hono- lulu. He is survived by parents Leo and Luz, sister Sherry Anne and grandparents Geronimo and Luz Viray, and Juliana Cayetano. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Charlene Marie White

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April 21, 2012
Charlene Marie White, 55, of Mililani, an Aloha Island Mart store manager, died in Mililani. She was born in Corydon, Ind. She is survived by husband Michael J., sons Gary and Micheal Colber, father Howard Raines and sisters Vicki Haycox, Debra Bement and Karen Wilson. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Benson Sakio Yamanaka

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April 20, 2012
Benson Sakio Yamanaka, 79, of Kailua, an Amfac & Bello’s Millwork retiree and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Marjorie; son Todd; daughter Ruth Sales; brother Herbert; sisters Elsie Franca, Annie Tanaka, Helen Shimizu and Lorraine Kunishima; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Donald Makoto Yano

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April 15, 2012
Donald Makoto Yano, 76, of Honolulu, a retired McDonnell Douglas Corp. engineer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carole Y., daughters Kimberly S. and Marilynn K., brother Kenneth and sisters Elaine Patience, Leatrice Shiroma and Pauline Yano. Private services.

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Takeshi Yasuda

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April 24, 2012
Takeshi Yasuda, 85, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Department of Defense chief budget officer and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Teruko and daughter Cathy. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment.

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