Archive for May 8th, 2012

Frances Masue Abe

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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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Aniceta Agustin Agapay

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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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DELPHIN “MONGOOSE” ANGELES

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DELPHIN “MONGOOSE” ANGELES

Age 75, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away April 25, 2012 in Waianae. Born March 14, 1937 in Kohala, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Rose K. Angeles; daughters, Doreen “DeeDee” (Daryl) Kila, Renee K. Angeles, Delveen P. (William) Angeles-Eli, Desiree K. Angeles; brothers, Gordon “Sonny” (Perla) Mendoza, Leon Paul Angeles, Arnold “Jr.” (Maggie) Queypo; sisters, Beatrice (Steven) Wong-Leong, Shirley Tetsutani; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grand-children.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (May 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Andrew Arceo

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April 28, 2012
Andrew “Sonny” Arceo, 82, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired cultivation superintendent at the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou. He is survived by sons Paul and Andrew J., daughters Andrea Oshiro and Annette Kaga, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gail Lynette Belin

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April 29, 2012
Gail Lynette Belin, 58, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired nurse in a private practice, died at home. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by husband Carl A.; sons Carl Jr. and Kalae Eckman; daughter Cheyenne M.; stepson Shannon; stepdaughters Carlene Atwater and Buffy; brothers Carl “Puli” III, Curtis and Calvin Eckman; sister Gwen Miyasato; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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Ann Borovick

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April 28, 2012
Ann Borovick, 86, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Bureau of Mines clerk, died at home. She was born in Pittsburgh. She is survived by son Gary and sister Stephanie Matijcio. No services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Leonora Javellana Chock

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April 17, 2012
Leonora Javellana Chock, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki pantry worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary K. and Lenox K.; daughters Dale H. Ching, Julianna P. Uejo, Colleen M. Valdez and Monica P. Carpenter; brothers Jose and Aurelio Javellana; sister Conchita Javellana; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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TSUYUKO “LORRAINE” DELFIN

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TSUYUKO “LORRAINE” DELFIN

Age 89, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 26, 2012 in Harbor City, Los Angeles, CA. Born March 12, 1922 in Hilo, Hawaii.

She is survived by daughters, Alice Low, Janet Hagarty, Patsy Carvalho, Barbara Perez, Gen Lappin, Audrey Johnson; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (May 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Elizabeth Momi Elarionoff

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May 1, 2012
Elizabeth Momi Elarionoff, 85, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired licensed practical nurse, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Faith, hanai daughter Kathleen Andrews, brothers Howard and Henry Apao, and a hanai grandchild. Graveside committal services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery, Hilo. Casual attire. Umbrella recommended.

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Ramona G. Fernandes

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April 23, 2012
Ramona G. Fernandes, 63, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lisa Villalba, and Ann, Holly and Wendy Cantere; brothers Robert Pedro and Michael Perry; sister Sylvia Pedro; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. today at Lanikai Boat Ramp. Reception to follow at Aikahi Gardens Pool and Lanai. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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TET CHOI FUNG

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TET CHOI FUNG

Tet Choi Fung was born on July 2, 1920 to Oi Yin Ng (mother) and Ah Tyam Fung (father) in Kohala on the Island of Hawaii. He died peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Hospice Hawaii in Kailua, Oahu.

Tet Choi or Choi as he was known was the eighth of 13 children. He began his education at Aina Kea Elementary and then at Honomakau School, the forerunner to Kohala High School, graduating in 1938. He was then groomed to take over the family poi business, but Choi also remembered his first paying job with Kohala Sugar, a Castle and Cooke subsidiary, earning 35 cents a day for Summer work, and his job as a truck driver with big time wages at $1.50 per day.

When Choi moved to Oahu, he worked as a milk deliveryman for Dairymen’s, the forerunner to Meadow Gold Dairies, and drove a route that took him to East Oahu via Kalanianaole Hwy. He then worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a mechanic.

While renting on Oahu, Choi met and married Shuk Sim (Simmy) Yuen in 1942. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Choi was drafted into the Army and stationed at Schofield Barracks. When the war ended, he returned to work at Pearl Harbor. Choi, Simmy and their four children settled in Kahalu’u on ‘Oahu and raised cattle and pigs along with chickens, ducks, turkeys and rabbits and planted their own vegetables, which included watercress and ong choi. Choi continued his employment with the Federal Government, having transferred from Pearl Harbor to the Kaneohe Marine Base Hawaii, as a mechanic and heavy equipment supervisor and retired in 1973.

In anticipation of retirement, Choi began the banana farms that he and his sons were best known for. As a member of the Young Farmers Association, he worked with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Castle High School. Until his stroke in August 2009, he continued his farming work while being actively involved with the agricultural program at the high school. Choi was also a charter member of the Kahalu’u Lions and a member of the Hawaii Farm Bureau.

Tet Choi Fung is survived by his wife, Simmy; daughters, Ariel (Larry d.) Chun and Norma (The Rev. Canon Franklin) Chun; son, Aaron (Diane d.); brother, James; sisters, Anna Ching, Hilda Soon and Esther (Robert) Kong; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Son Eric predeceased him in 2007.

The Fung family wishes to thank Hokulaki Care Home in Kane’ohe and Hospice Hawai’i in Kailua for the wonderful care they provided their patriarch.

Celebration of life services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Hall (formally the Disabled Veterans Hall) at 2685 North Nimitz Hwy. Visitation at 2:30 p.m. Hawaiian or casual attire.

JOSEPH “JOSE” G. GAOIRAN

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JOSEPH “JOSE” G. GAOIRAN

Age 57, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 26, 2012 in Pearl City. Born March 19, 1955 in Brgy 39, Pasiocan, Bacauu, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Previously worked for Pan Asiatic Travel & Tours as a airport representative and travel agent.

He is survived by wife, Maria Victoria Canoza Gaoiran; daughters, Jennifer Gaoiran (Mendel Corpuz) De Los Santos, Jacqueline Canoza Gaoiran & Jim Agsalda Leano, Joy Gaoiran (ClintonJames) Redel; sons, Jeffrey Canoza (Aiza Castillo) Gaoiran, Joseph Bernard Cabrera, Joseph Timothy Cabrera; father, Timoteo Gaoiran Gaoiran; mother, Irinea Gaoiran Gaoiran; brother, Narciso Gaoiran (Jennifer Reyes) Gaoiran; sisters, Natividad Gaoiran (Hipolito “Danilo”) Agustin, Leonila Gaoiran (Johnny) Sabug, Fe Gaoiran (Francisco) Dumlao, Joenalyn Gaoiran (Wendell) Miguel, Lani Gaoiran (Jesse) Ulep, Grace Gaoiran (Daniel) Piena; 4 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 9) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (May 10) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Donald Gordon Doran Jr.

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April 30, 2012
Donald Gordon Doran Jr., 61, of Kapoho, Hawaii, an orchid farmer, died at home. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He is survived by wife Deborah, son Scott Wangsness, daughter Marley, stepfather Gerald Smith, brother Dan, sister Kathie Overman, half sister Dawn Fowle, stepbrother David Smith, stepsister Stephanie Hutchens and two grandchildren. No services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Martha Kaleikahua Kanaulu

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April 18, 2012
Martha Kaleikahua Kanaulu, 74, of Waipahu, a retired Kahi Mohala accounts payable and payroll clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John Sr.; sons Clyde, Kimeona and John Jr.; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alfred Kuuleianuenue Keliiholokai

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April 19, 2012
Alfred Kuuleianuenue Keliiholokai, 61, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Defiance, Ohio. He is survived by sons Joseph, Steven, Joshua and David; daughters Valentine and Rebekah; brothers Joseph, David, Dawne and Benjamen; sisters Lei Makanani and Cecelia Keliiholokai; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Kaiona Beach Park, Kailua.

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Masanori Masuda

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March 12, 2012
Masanori Masuda, 92, of Hilo, a retired Sonomura Contracting Co. carpenter, died in Life Care Center in Hilo. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Chris S.M. Hee, Iris K. Ahue and Jeri T. Kawakami; and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Filemoni Lotoa Nagaseu

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April 21, 2012
Filemoni Lotoa Nagaseu, 40, of Waipahu, a state Department of Accounting and General Services janitor, died at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Fofoga J.; sons Wesley, Jonathan, Dallas, Jr. Dawson and Daniel; brothers the Rev. Kolisi and Faafetai Nagaseu and Faasalele Lotoa; and sisters Maria Gasologa, Merina and Sifua Nagaseu, Lucy Mamea and Toaono Laupola. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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David Kipling Nicholls

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April 27, 2012
David Kipling “Kip” Nicholls, 60, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a former firefighter in Portland, Ore., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Boston. He is survived by companion Carmen Downs, sons Ryan and Cayle, stepson Jonathan Downs, stepdaughter Clarissa Fernandes, brother Jeffrey, sister Dana Rheault, a grandchild and a stepgrandchild. Private services.

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RICHARD HENRY OLIVER

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RICHARD HENRY OLIVER

72 of Waipahu, a retired photo journalist of Hawaiian Telephone Company and Alexander & Baldwin. He was a former U.S. Navy with the same profession. He was born in Red Wing, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife Adelina; Son Eric; Grandson Joshua; and brother Charles. Services May 15, 2012 public 6pm.

Florence May Redden

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Dec. 25, 2011
Florence May “Lynn” Redden, 88, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Kailua, an interior designer and accountant at Royal Hawaiian Hotel, died in Colorado Springs. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by son John, daughters Kelly and Peggy, four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to Leukemia Research Foundation.

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M’hernie Noelani Seril

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May 2, 2012
M’hernie Noelani Seril, 60, of Kailua-Kona, a retired secretary at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gary, son Daniel Keala, daughter Charniel, brothers Herman G. Jr. and James Keala, sister Charlotte Ebana, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers.

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Minoru Shibata

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March 8, 2012
Minoru Shibata, 91, of Honolulu, an electrical planner at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nora S.; son Clarke J.; daughters Diana A. Tung, Patricia T. Shibata-Murashige and Joyce M. Uyehara; sisters Ruth Honda, Sandra Rosa and Irene Oppheimer; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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George P. Fernandez Sr.

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May 3, 2012
George P. Fernandez Sr., 88, of Sidney, Ohio, an engineer, died in Sidney. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons George P. Jr., John R., William J. and Thomas E.; daughters M. Catherine Vernon and M. Elizabeth Bailey; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services to be held in Sidney. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Holy Angels Church Choir, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, OH 45365; or Miami Valley Boy Scouts of America.

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Elaine Yukiko Tajima

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May 5, 2012
Elaine Yukiko Tajima, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House buyer, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul J., daughter Lynn S. Kanno, brother Alvin Fujimoto, sister Betty Walker and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yoshiko Takushi

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April 27, 2012
Yoshiko Takushi, 92, of Waianae, a retired housekeeping aide at the Queen’s Medical Center, died. She was born in Nishihara, Okinawa. She is survived by sons Masamitsu and Seishin, daughter Joy S. Inada, sister Yoshiko Inafuku, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Ryoichi Tanaka

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April 16, 2012
Richard Ryoichi Tanaka, 87, of Honolulu, a warehouse supervisor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sister Peggy T. Tanaka-Hicks. Private services.

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Sumie Tashiro

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April 21, 2012
Sumie Tashiro, 97, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. She is survived by son George Jr., daughters Karen E. Mead and Kathrine Tashiro, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Shinnyo-en Hawaii, 2348 Beretania St., Honolulu. Reception: 6 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Ellen Emiko Toi

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April 25, 2012
Ellen Emiko Toi, 82, of Kailua, a city Department of Parks and Recreation automotive repair assistant, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kelly R. Toi and Stacey A.T. Wentland, caregiver and son-in-law Ivan Wentland and a grandchild. Private services.

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Christine Ineko Tokunaga

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April 3, 2012
Christine Ineko Tokunaga, 53, of Honolulu, a Japan Travel Bureau customer service representative, died at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by mother Nancy C. Private services.

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Betsy Tomiko Uemura

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May 2, 2012
Betsy Tomiko Uemura, 84, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired Kealakekua Library custodian, died at home. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by sons Terry and Aaron; daughters Lorna Motogawa, Ruth Andrade and Lori Ann Edmundson; brothers Eric and Richard Kira; sister Grace Hayashi; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake Center, 75-230 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Keei Japanese Cemetery. Casual attire.

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