Archive for May 13th, 2012

Leland Lee Akamu

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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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CHERYL ANN MARIE APO

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CHERYL ANN MARIE APO

66, passed away May 6, surrounded by loving family and friends. Born September 13, 1945 in Chicago to Charles & Lorraine Kadlec. She moved to Hawaii in 1967, fell in love with the islands, its cultural diversity, and decided to make it her home. She embraced local values, customs, and people. She was regarded as the blue-eyed blond with the big, warm Hawaiian heart. She had a deep love of her family and looked forward to luau celebrations, holiday gatherings, and the preparation of laulau for New Year’s.

Cheryl was renown in Hawaii’s hotel industry. She was the Director of Personnel, then Resident Manager of Hilton Hawaiian Village. In 1980 she moved to Hale Koa and was the Director of Food & Beverage and Assistant General Manager. There she was tireless, determined, selfless, passionate, and dedicated to the hotel’s employees and guests. Employees will remember her as fair and compassionate. She took the time to meet and welcome every new hire. She always had time to “talk story”. She delighted in hearing about their families, graduations and marriages of their children. She believed employees should be treated with dignity and respect. She spent great portions of her time mentoring those from disadvantaged backgrounds, she was a champion of the underdog.

Guests will remember her as gracious and generous. She was an advocate of the service member, insuring their visits exceeded expectations. She will be remembered for her wonderful lobby displays at Christmas. People came from all over the island to take
photos in the Victorian Parlor display she would lovingly craft. In 2008, the US Army reassigned her to Ft. Shafter but her heart remained at Hale Koa. Under her direction the hotel achieved a standard that has not been matched since.

She is survived by her husband, John Lee, Jr., son, Sean Ah Yen, mother, Lorraine, father & mother-in-law, John, Sr. & Maile Lee, sister-in-law, Jamie Yamashita, brothers-in-law, Jeff & Jay Lee, nieces and nephews.

“Ha ‘awi, ha ‘awi, ha ‘awi pau loa”
“Give, give, give till it’s all gone”
Hawaiian Proverb

Visitation Friday, May 25, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Private Inurnment. Aloha Attire.

ANGELESA “HELEN” GANIGAN ARCE

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ANGELESA “HELEN” GANIGAN ARCE

Age 75, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away April 27, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born September 20, 1936 in Kalapa, Hilo, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Enrico C. Arce; daughters, Bernadette Mores & Michael Takeuchi, Leona (Michael) Costa; sons, Norman Arce, Daniel Arce, Ernest Arce; sisters, Hermenia Valentine, Conception Rivera; brother, Pedro Laem; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Thursday (May 17) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Walter Kenichi Ashimine

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April 23, 2012
Walter Kenichi Ashimine, 82, of Kaneohe, former manager of the Kaiser Estate and a retired Matson Navigation Co. heavy-equipment mechanic, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dolores S.; sons Dustin K. and Derek K. Ashimine, and William K.N. Malina; daughters Misty T. Ashimine, April K. Ishigami, Allison K. “Aly” Takasaki, Williann K.N. Tucker and Williesue K.N. Kedro; brother Robert T.; sisters Jane K. Koki, Elsie K. Sumi and Jean S. Ashimine; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire.

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Praxedes Cardenas Atianzar

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April 5, 2012
Praxedes Cardenas “Cedes” Atianzar, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rolando, Alexander and Edgar; daughters Layda Garcia, and Imelda, Josyline and Maria Victoria Atianzar; brother Ernesto Cardenas; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Wanda Branco

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Dec. 15, 2011
Wanda Branco, 82, of California, formerly of Kailua, a retiree, died in Fountain Valley, Calif. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by son Andy Snodgrass. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Lisa B. Cabral-Kahaleua

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May 6, 2012
Lisa B. Cabral-Kahaleua, 50, of Waianae, a lead salesperson at Goodwill Industries in Kapolei, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by spouse Ginger E. Kahaleua, son Brandon Cabral, daughters Gloria “Kehau” and Krystal Apaisa, brothers Brian and Keith Cabral, hanai sister Annette Nunes and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Alfred Freitas Caires

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April 29, 2012
Alfred Freitas Caires, 94, of Pearl City, an automotive mechanic, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Stephanie, daughters Sommer Magana and Lisa Kanuha, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Betty May Avilla Chamizo

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April 18, 2012
Betty May Avilla Chamizo, 85, of Honolulu, a retired photo studio laboratory technician, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Keaau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William J. Avilla and Edward Chamizo; daughters Patricia and Genny De Jesus, Iris Souza, Lorraine Hamilton, Judy Gonsalves and Mary Ann Kaopua; sisters Ollie Rodrigues, Rosaline Gutierres and Melva Correa; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Church, Kaimuki. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Urn burial: 12:45 p.m at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lloyd Yun Chai Ching

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April 29, 2012
Lloyd Yun Chai Ching, 78, of Pearl City, a retired owner of Ching’s Nursery in Waimanalo and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Vincent, Eric, Duane, Christopher and Matthew; brother Irwin; sisters Shirley Ng and Sharen Leong; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, Red Hill, 3400 Moanalua Road. Services: 4 p.m. Reception to follow. Private inurnment. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Catherine Colgan

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May 9, 2012
Catherine Colgan, 96, of Honolulu, a bookbinder, died in Honolulu. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son William. Services to be held in Illinois.

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JACK KIYOSHI HASHIMOTO

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JACK KIYOSHI HASHIMOTO

Age 93, passed away May 2, 2012 at the Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui. Born July 11, 1918 in Wailuku, Maui. He retired as the Construction and Maintenance Superintendent of the Honolulu Airport in 1983. In his youth, he played catcher for the Kahului Railroad baseball team, and after retirement he took up golfing. He was very proud of his hole-in-one at the Hawaii Kai golf course. He and his wife “Ann” enjoyed traveling and visited many countries around the world; however, they enjoyed visiting Japan the most and went to Japan more than eighty times. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marian Natsuko (Kitagawa), and son Robert Tadashi. He is survived by his son Andrew (Merle), four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation at 5 pm and service at 6 pm on Thursday, May 17 at Nuuanu Memorial Mortuary. No flowers or monetary gifts.

George A. Helsham

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May 2, 2012
George A. Helsham, 57, of Winchester, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, a Navy veteran, died in Murrieta, Calif. He was born in Vaitogi, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Antwan and Mack; daughters Amelia Asuega, and Ariana, Yesenia and Victoria Helsham; and four grandchildren. Services to be held in Sun City, Calif. Flowers welcome.

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Haruko Hirakawa

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April 30, 2012
Haruko Hirakawa, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state secretary, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Lisa N. Private services.

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Nora Kaoru Inouye

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April 18, 2012
Nora Kaoru Inouye, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael S., brother Jerry Ogasawara and sisters Jane Lee and Ruby Murata. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Henry P. Kawaihae Jr.

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March 31, 2012
Henry P. Kawaihae Jr., 78, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by brother Leland and sisters Barbara Stevenson and Myra Tim Sing. Services pending.

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Louis Watson Jr.

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April 23, 2012
Louis “Louie” Watson Jr., 71, of Kaneohe died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Louis K. III, sister Ruth Fernandez and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at Heeia Kea Pier, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Paul Leland Aloha Kaaukai

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May 5, 2012
Paul Leland Aloha Kaaukai, 43, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a drilling operator supervisor at Delima’s Drilling, will be remembered in services 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by fiancee Naomi Subica; sons Micah P.K. and Ezekiel-Paul K.; daughter Makayla A.; mother Lenora; brother Louis III; and sisters Lisa Kaaukai-Cole, Michelle Kaaukai-Perreira and Melanie Kaaukai. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Cremation to follow services at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Luncheon at noon May 20 at Puueopaku.

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DARLENE ISABEL KEALOHA

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DARLENE ISABEL KEALOHA

65 years young, of Honolulu, was born on Oahu, August 12, 1946 and called to heaven on April 24, 2012, while residing in Las Vegas Nevada.
She is survived by husband Clifford L. Kealoha. Brother Russell F. Lautherboren. Sons, Keith J. Souza Jr. and Mark P. Kealoha. Granddaughters, Tawny Keahaulani and Sharay Kanoeho’onalani Souza, Harley Elizabeth Kaeo and Hunter Riley Kalina Kealoha. Grand-sons, Avery Kaye Kaneala Kealoha and Trey Kamalei Tina and great grandson, Eleu Manawale’a Ezekiel Kamakea.
Private services to be held. Please send all condolences to: The Kealoha Ohana, 94-196 Anania Drive #305, Mililani Hi, 96789.

VIVIAN Y. KEKINA

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VIVIAN Y. KEKINA

71, of Honolulu, a retired Time Warner Oceanic Cable Customer Service Representative, passed away at Oahu Care Facility on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

She is survived by husband, Michael; daughters, Denise K. (Matthew) Neher and Debra K. (David) Maloney; son-in-law, Eric Shimomura; and four grandchildren, Derek Kekina, Marisa Neher, Michael Neher and Melanie Neher.

Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Visitation begins at 8:30 a.m; Services at 10:30 a.m. Private Burial. Casual attire.

ROBERT “SARGE” LANGLEY

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ROBERT “SARGE” LANGLEY

Age 84, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away April 30, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 9, 1927 in East Point, Georgia. Retired manager of the Teen Care Club, Schofield Barracks. A Korean War Army Veteran.

He is survived by sons, Robert (Carol) Langley Jr., Steve (Beverly) Langley; daughters, Vicky (Ernie) Saxton, June “Cammie” Langley & Geri Gonzado Ortogero; 4 grand-children; 7 great-grandchildren.

Burial 11:00 a.m. Saturday (May 19) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

John L.T. Lee

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May 7, 2012
John L.T. “Boy” Lee, 69, of Hilo, a self-employed contractor and carpenter, and retired Yamada and Sons carpenter, died at home. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son John B.; daughters Cindy Enovejas, Joann Abiley and Melissa Soto; brother Peter; sisters Anna Cordero and Josephine Kaopuiki; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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HANNAH KAINOA AKANA LIVINGSTON

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HANNAH KAINOA AKANA LIVINGSTON

86, passed away peacefully at home in Hawaii Kai surrounded by family and loved ones on April 29. She was married to Cato L. Livingston who recently passed away in January. She was a devoted wife, and most loving and giving Mother and “Tutu”. She shared her joy for life with everyone she touched.
Hannah had a long career with the Dunkin Donuts in Aina Haina and Ala Moana. When Dunkin Donuts closed she moved to the Sheraton Waikiki where she retired as a PBX operator.
She is survived by 5 children, Joni Albao (Cecil), Diana Edwards, Cato Chuck Livingston (Michelle), Robert Livingston, and Terry Foy (John). 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life will take place on May 15 at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy. Visitation at 10am, service at 11am. Lunch to follow in church gym.

Ellen Kam Kwai Lum

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ELLEN KAM KWAI LUM

Ellen K. K. Lum, 76, of Honolulu, a retired school teacher, died in Honolulu on April 28, 2012. She was born to Philip and Violet Soo. She is survived by husband Roland; son Darryl; daughters Kristie Ching and Sherrie Garedo, brother Harry Soo; sisters Jennie Chow, Kathleen Ong, and Evelyn Shiroma; grandchildren Alyssa and Travis Ching, Tate Furuya, Tseguhn Garedo, and Ethan Lum. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

THEODORE “TED” MARQUINA

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THEODORE “TED” MARQUINA

Age 71, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 5, 2012 in Waipahu. Born May 8, 1940 in Hilo, Hawaii. Ted was a retired air conditioner equipment mechanic with the Federal Government. He was a member of the Barbers Point Bowling League and Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by wife, Julie Marquina; sons, Michael Marquina, Eduardo (Janice) Mariano of CA, Spencer Kealoha; daughter, Lanae Mariano of CA; one grandson.

Visitation 9:15 a.m. Friday (May 18) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Edilberto Retondo Martin

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May 3, 2012
Edilberto Retondo Martin, 85, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. mechanic, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Eddie Martin and Hamilton Rodrigues, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Robert Katsumi Matsushita

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April 11, 2012
Robert Katsumi Matsushita, 81, of Kaneohe, a Nordic Construction Co. estimator, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Gladys, son Keith, mother Florence Hasegawa, sister Pat Masumoto and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sabrina Leimomi Mitchell

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May 7, 2012
Sabrina Leimomi Mitchell, 41, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, an E.M. Rivera & Sons Inc. general manager, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by sons Keoni and Keanu Balucan; parents Bobo and Lydia; brother Billy; sisters Kalei Mitchell, Sonya Bento-Mitchell and Lynelle Kamakau; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Clubhouse at Honokohau Boat Harbor. Services: 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. For information, call 938-8661. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ann Yaeko Murashige

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May 6, 2012
Ann Yaeko Murashige, 88, of Lihue, a retired First Hawaiian Bank executive secretary, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Kukuiula, Kauai. She is survived by husband Hiroshi, sons Brian and Les, brother Minoru Isobe, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Elfreide Nakasato

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Dec. 10, 2011
Elfreide Nakasato, 87, of Los Angeles, formerly of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died in Los Angeles. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She is survived by daughter Belinda Nakasato-Suarez and a grandchild. Services held in Los Angeles.

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