Archive for May 20th, 2012

Esteban Mabutin Bibilone

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April 7, 2012
Esteban Mabutin “Steve” Bibilone, 92, of Mililani, an Army and Hawaii National Guard retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by son Benedict; daughters Stephanie Miyahara, Rena Ferreira, Sandie Pagay and Sherlyn Francisco; brothers Tashio, Pablo and Richard; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Freddie S. Cendana

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May 17, 2012
Freddie S. Cendana, 49, of Wailuku, an Endo Painting painter, died at home. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marife; sons Francis N. and Maundrey S.; parents Perry and Consolacion; brothers Edgar, Richard, Willie and Julius; and sisters Christy Gutierrez, Esther Cereno, Marlyn Corrigan, Helen Wicks, Emily Shimizu and Meliza Cendana. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 5 p.m. Thursday at Kanaha Beach Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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KAREN KUNIKO CHOCK

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KAREN KUNIKO CHOCK

Age 79, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 6, 2012 in Aiea. Born July 1, 1932 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Karen was retired from Leeward Bowl.

She is survived by son, Gordon (Gale) Chock of WA; daughters, Alison (Clyde) Sasaki, Valerie (Lloyd) Fukuda, Michelle (Glenn) Nishimura; brother, Haruo (Dolly) Kochi; sister, Sadako “Elsie” Pang; 7 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (May 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:00 p.m.

MARY “PENNY” HO’OIPO DACOSIN

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MARY “PENNY” HO’OIPO DACOSIN

Age 66, born February 3, 1946, of Kaneohe, a supervisor at Poly Tees, passed away April 20, 2012. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, James Mariano Dacosin; sons Ryan (Raylette), Darren (Monica), Nathan Dacosin; daughters, Jamielynn
(Jeff) Dacosin, Jiminette (Whitney) Morris, Josie Dacosin, Tina (Doug) Farrar, Nancy Dacosin; brother, Mateo Jr. (Debra) Cordero; sisters, Gloria (Fidel Ogo) Cordero, Carol (Jack) Torree, Ellie (David) Pangelinan & Shirley (Eddie) Chargualaf; grand-children; Rayline, Noelle, Nicole, Ryanne, Ryan-James, Chandelle, Kaisha, Darrien, Raykelle, Keana, Krissie, Blaze, Braeden, Bacardi, Dougie, Tiffany, Kamalii & Nansen; great-grandchildren, Ryden-James, Jaydif Kanewa, Rysen-James, Taeya-Marie, Andrea, and Zion. Visitation: 10:00-11:00a.m. Friday (6/1) at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Service at 11:00a.m., Burial at 1:00p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. “I love you Hun”
“We love you Mommy”
“We love you Gramma”

Melvin Tamio Endo

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May 2, 2012
Melvin Tamio Endo, 64, of Puunene, Maui, a U.S. Postal Service postman in Honolulu and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by father Rikio; brothers Stanley, Stephen and Dr. Edwin; and sister Stella Kodama. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Joseph Morrison Irvine III

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May 10, 2012
Joseph Morrison Irvine III, 42, of Waianae, a truck driver, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pua; daughters Destiny, Sunshine and Tiffany Irvine-Halama; brothers Raymond, Robert and Brian; and sisters Druearilyn Kauhane, Danalyn Sialega and Elaine Brown. Services: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Holy Hill of Zion Thy Dwelling Place, Waianae. Casual attire. No flowers. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Namiye Ann Ishii

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April 27, 2012
Namiye Ann Ishii, 89, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Masayuki. Private services.

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Joseph K. (Uncle Joe) Kaapuni

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JOSEPH K. (UNCLE JOE) KAAPUNI

Was Born into this world on Dec. 5,1929 In Honolulu and Departed this world On Apr. 28, 2012. He is survived by Wife Judith I Kaapuni, Daughter Joey-Lynn K. (Steven) Springel, Hanai Son Darryl K. Chang, and 2 granddaughters Des’ree and Danielle Springel. He retired from the City and County Of Honolulu in 1994. He also retired From the Varsity Theatre after working There for over 30 years. He was on numerous commercials such as Longs Drugs, Celebrity Tuxedos, Coors and Many Others. He also acted on Good Bye Paradise with Joe Moore. (small Part) The Local Newspaper Highlighted Him as well as the Mid Week, giving him The Distinguish title of “Mr. Aloha”. He Was also recognized by the Rotary Club For “Live the Aloha Spirit”. He later Helped out at the Food Distribution in Kahalu’u while raising his grandchildren. He was A Loving Husband, A Wonderful Father & Father-in-Law and The BEST Grandpa (Papa) to his Precious Little Girls. Services will be on May 27th 9:30 am at the Key Project Pavilion 47-200 Waihee Rd. Casual Attire.

Thomas Gordon Keli’iokalani Kanana

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April 30, 2012
Thomas Gordon Keli’iokalani Kanana, 48, of Hana, Maui, a bellman and security officer at Travaasa Hotel Hana Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by companion Kimberly Moiha, sisters Vanessa Pinheiro and Mili Kelepolo, and numerous hanai brothers. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church, Hana. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Melvin Michio Kiso

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May 8, 2012
Melvin Michio Kiso, 79, of Honolulu, a retired federal government certified surveyor and an Air Force veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Karen Ebato, Doris Borges and Edna Nakaguma. Private services.

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Konstantinos Kritikos

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May 7, 2012
Konstantinos Kritikos, 63, of Kaaawa, a painting contractor, painter and sole proprietor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Athens, Greece. He is survived by wife Sarah C.; son Christopher; daughters Maria K. Naval, Anastasia Kritikos and Theone K. Meyers; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 930 Lunalilo St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Melvin Sadao Kushiyama

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May 13, 2012
Melvin Sadao Kushiyama, 64, of Wailuku, an employee at First Hawaiian Bank and Hawaii Protective Association, died in Aloha Nursing Home in Kaneohe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Gail M., sons Layne S. and Cory T., brothers Glenn and Neal, and sister Kay Tesoro. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Kauaheahe’okauanomeha Jay Palapa Lactaoen

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May 6, 2012
Kauaheahe’okauanomeha Jay Palapa Lactaoen, 19, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Merriman’s Restaurant back waiter, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Jay and Kawehilani, brother Kawika-Sheldon, sisters Naomi Clarke and Napualei Palapala, and grandparents Joseph Chang and Dora Lactaoen. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Kahilu Town Hall, Waimea. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire or Kihei attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Lisa Kehau Kaehuokekai Ledward

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April 7, 2012
Lisa Kehau Kaehuokekai Ledward, 21, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Caius, parents Rodney W. and Valerie N., sister Tanya H.L. Racoma and grandparent Catherine H. Naylon. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Arthur Kuakini Lindsey

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May 2, 2012
Arthur Kuakini Lindsey, 86, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retiree from the former Sure Save Supermarket in Waimea and an Army veteran, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in Makahalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Eva Kealamakia, Irene Fergerstrom, Abigail Akiu and Grace Spenser. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Waimea. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Christy Lovell

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May 9, 2012
Christy Lovell, 59, of Honolulu, a real estate sales executive, died in Moanalua. She was born in Washington. She is survived by mother Marjorie Jordan, brother Danny Moore and sister Diana Neff. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Abraham Lovino Mascardo

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May 1, 2012
Abraham Lovino Mascardo, 88, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Emeteria; sons Abraham Jr., Bienvenido and Demosthenes; daughters Emiteria De Veyra, Fe Oriola, Gloria Saycon and Helen Cabusog; sisters Olivida Sandalo and Anesia Gomes; 26 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Helen Sumiko Meadows

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May 8, 2012
Helen Sumiko Meadows, 85, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Sherman F. Jr.; sons Robert, Charles, Daniel and John; daughters Diane Meadows, Patti Roberts, Marylou Hacoba and Cathy Mello; brother Paul Uyehara; sisters Sally Higa, Mary Kawahara and Kay Ajimine; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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ROBERT “SCOTTY” MEECHAN

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ROBERT “SCOTTY” MEECHAN
92, passed away on April 23rd surrounded by family members in Bend, Oregon. He was born in Kirkintilloch, Scotland, on September 15, 1919. During World War II he served in the Royal British Navy on the famous British battleship, the Warspite, and was involved in the Battle of Normandy at Juno Beach. He was a member of the Normandy Survivors group.
Robert came to the United States and married Colleen Smith on June 24, 1946. They lived in Oregon and California and later moved to Hawaii in 1965. He retired from Owens Corning in 1980 and in 1981 became the owner of Associated Insulation Company in Hawaii from 1981 until his retirement in 1996. From 1991-1992 he served as President of NIAC (National Insulation Contractors Assn) and later served 2 terms of the WICA (Western Insulation Contractors Assn). While in Hawaii, he founded PICA (Pacific Insulation Contractors Assn) and was past President.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen Meechan; sister, Helen Stuart of Scotland; daughter, Nancy (Simons); sons, Howard and Kevin Meechan; nine grand-children; and eight great-grand-children. Private Services. No flowers or monetary offerings. Letters of condolences can be sent to : Meechan Family C/O Howard Meechan 808 Ahua Street MB 8 Honolulu, HI 96819

Taeotafe Lee Melei

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April 19, 2012
Taeotafe Lee Melei, 58, of Honolulu, a former parking attendant at APCOA in Honolulu, died at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Aulama L.; sons Kamalei, Siaasu, Daniel and Mathew Melei, and Sauiluma Timoteo; daughter Teri T.; father Faausu F. Asi; brothers Peniamina, Enesi, Olioli, Maalo, Manase and Seilala; sisters Puavao, Salome and Aofia Melei, and Arasi Powell; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Worship Center Church, Waipahu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon.

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LILY D. MEYER

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“Celebration of Life”
LILY D. MEYER
“Aunty Choo-Choo”

Sat., May 26, 2012
Waimanalo, “Baby Makapu’u”
Service at 9:00 a.m.
Scattering of ashes to follow.
Lunch 12:00 p.m.
Survived by companion, Georgette “Jet” Hoopii, Son, Stephen (Carol) Meyer, daughters, Stephanie (Mike) Clute, Glorianne (Charles) McFann and Jowella (Ken) Richmond.

Robert Milliora

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April 16, 2012
Robert “Bobby” Milliora, 83, of Waianae, an EE Black Construction Co. retiree, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth L.; sons Manuel Milliora, Steve Castro, Henry M. “Sparky” Silva and Levy Stanley; daughters Elizabeth L. Villacruzes, Ethel Gomes, Jonalinn P. Silva and Ruthie L. Montefalcon; 24 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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JUDY KONATSU MIZUSAWA

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JUDY KONATSU MIZUSAWA

Age 86, of Henderson, Nevada, passed away December 21, 2011 in Las Vegas. Born May 10, 1925 in Osaka, Japan. Judy was a retired cook of Haleiwa Sands Restaurant.

She is survived by son, Nelson (Kendra) Mizusawa; daughters, Karen Sarae, Janice Kobashigawa, Jean Santiago; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held.

Violet V. De Motta

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May 12, 2012
Violet V. De Motta, 77, of Hilo, a retired egg farmer at Fujimoto Egg Farm and a housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center Extended Care Facility. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert R. and Wayne R.; daughters Louise M. Oliveira, Bonny G. Rosa, Linda M. Victorino and Faye A. Miranda; sisters Dorothy Farias and Genevieve Badua; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Services: 10 a.m.

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Shoko Nagamine

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May 1, 2012
Shoko Nagamine, 66, of Hilo, a retired University of Hawaii-Hilo maintenance supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by wife Aileen; daughters Kaye, Susan and Nancy; brother Robert; sister Kikumi Goshi; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Masuko Okada

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April 30, 2012
Masuko Okada, 91, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed retailer, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Nancy E. Okada and Jean M. Watanabe, brother Allen Teshima and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yoshiko Ashimine Oshiro

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May 5, 2012
Yoshiko Ashimine Oshiro, 96, of Honolulu, former proprietor of Bar-B’s Lunchwagon, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons James S. Akamine, and Ronald K. and Edwin H. Oshiro; daughter Flora T. Kaneshiro; brother Robert T. Ashimine; sisters Jane K. Koki, Elsie K. Sumi and Jean S. Ashimine; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Ernest L. Dobbs D.D., PH.D.

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ERNEST L. DOBBS D.D., PH.D.

Passed April 13th, 2012 in Honolulu after battling complications of COPD for over twenty years. Formerly of Alabama and NYC Dobbs was raised by his great-grandmother, Dona Phillips Wood Reilly, of Etowah County, AL, who was a traveling companion of Eleanor Roosevelt. At a young age, he visited Europe, Africa, and the British Isles, having been present at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Dobbs studied at Birmingham Southern University, where he was a member of Beta, Beta, Beta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega, and at The University of Paris, specializing in history and early French. During his early career, Dobbs was an Associate Professor of French at The University of Saigon and Secretary to the French Ambassador to the (British) Court of St. James. After moving to New York he served on numerous Boards for the Arts and worked as a publicist, literary agent, book editor, and Vice President of stories for Columbia Pictures.
In 1990 Dobbs moved to Hawaii where he met his life companion Daniel Char and was able to give full attention to his lifelong hobby of growing orchids. After arriving in Hawaii, Dobbs established AIDS Project Hawaii and served as Executive Director.
He is survived by his longtime companion of 21 years Daniel K Char and many close friends. Private burial service at Diamond Head Memorial Park on May 16, 2012

Florencio R. Ramos

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May 13, 2012
Florencio R. Ramos, 74, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired farm laborer, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresita, sons Noel and Hilarion, daughter Marie R. Nakano, a brother, two sisters and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

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Agnes A. Ringle

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April 30, 2012
Agnes A. Ringle, 76, of Aiea, an arts and crafts instructor for her own company, died in Aiea. She was born in Vintook, Namibia, West Africa. She is survived by husband George and son Rodney Keet. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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