Archive for May 21st, 2012

Jane Yukie Asato

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May 2, 2012
Jane Yukie Asato, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Liliha Bakery cook, died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by brother Ernest and sisters Ellen Doi and Betty Kadekawa. Private services.

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Clyde Allen Bennett

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April 30, 2012
Clyde Allen “Al” Bennett, 83, of Waipahu, a retired Army master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Statesville, N.C. He is survived by wife Judy S., daughter Mary Deaton, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jaime C. Cadiz

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May 9, 2012
Jaime C. “Epiong” Cadiz, 69, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Brigida; son Leonard; daughters Ofelia Norman, Loweline Armas and Leonida Aganus; brother Juanito Cadiz; sister Erlinda Ramiscal; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial to be held in Philippines.

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Harue Chinen

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May 4, 2012
Harue Chinen, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She is survived by sons John and Robert, daughter Jean Sugimoto, sister Kunie Kiyabu, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Karen Kuniko Chock

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May 6, 2012
Karen Kuniko Chock, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Leeward Bowl employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Gordon; daughters Alison Sasaki, Valerie Fukuda and Michelle Nishimura; brother Haruo Kochi; sister Sadako “Elsie” Pang; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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Dorothy Kirwan Granholm

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May 14, 2012
Dorothy Kirwan “Dottie” Granholm, 93, of Princeville, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughters Cathy, Cindy and Diane. Private celebration of life.

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Rodney Suewo Higa

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May 18, 2012
Rodney Suewo Higa, 71, of Waipahu, a retired carpenter and Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Wailea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Joyce Y.; daughters Wendy B. Ragmat and Jenny L. Higa; brothers Richard T., Akira and Kiyoshi; sisters Sally Y. Kishimoto, Lorraine M. Watanabe and Jo Ann Tome; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Saichi Ishimitsu

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April 11, 2012
Richard Saichi Ishimitsu, 92, of Pearl City died in Kapolei. He was born in Honouliuli. He is survived by sons Alan and Alvin, sister Elsie T. Kiyohara, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Tomas Espaldon Francisco Jr.

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May 14, 2012
Tomas Espaldon Francisco Jr., 47, of Honolulu, a stock and inventory clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Zamboanga City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Josephine A. Wee, daughters Kristianee W. and Shanna Theresa W., mother Juana M., brother Eladio and sisters Purificacion Aguedan, Arlene Guevarra, Expedita Ang, Cynthia Candido and Inocenta Gregorio. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ellen Kato

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May 7, 2012
Ellen “Michi” Kato, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Nii Superette employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by son Michael, daughters Linda Hiraki and Cynthia Bonilla, brother Hatsuaki Yamashiro, sister Janet Ito and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jennie Winona Kawaiaea

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April 3, 2012
Jennie Winona “Nor Noe” Kawaiaea, 77, of Waipahu, a retired Sun Island Travel employee, died in Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers William and Ernest and sister Ruby Baker. Services pending. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Chiu Tzu King

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May 6, 2012
Chiu Tzu King, 86, of Honolulu died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by daughters Yin Shun Okimoto and Fee Wen King, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ann Naomi Kiyuna

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May 11, 2012
Ann Naomi Kiyuna, 69, of Pearl City, a retired Wilson Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley, sons Brad and Blaine, and daughter Lori Anne. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wesley Takeo Kouchi

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May 5, 2012
Wesley Takeo Kouchi, 65, of Honolulu, co-owner of Downtown Gifthings at Ward Warehouse, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cindy, son Aaron, sisters Carol-Ann Perrida and Gail Ogawa, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Hiroshi Kurata

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May 11, 2012
Hiroshi Kurata, 95, of Aiea, a retired federal civil service employee and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Norman and Wayne, daughter Lorraine Matsunaga, sisters Kay Nitta and Eleanor Furukawa, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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David Lee Lagat

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May 13, 2012
David Lee Lagat, 58, of Germany, formerly of Papaikou, Hawaii, an Air Force retiree, died in Germany. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Hae Ok “Tina”; daughters Christine Nakamori and Lydia Mukai; father Benigno “Ben”; brothers Francis, Maurice and Paul; sisters Inez Johnson and Carla Lagat; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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CLARENCE MARIANO

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CLARENCE YO HENYO MARIANO

Age 76, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away April 9, 2012 in Pearl City. Born July 20, 1935 in Waipahu, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Erma Kanani Mariano; sons, Clarence Keanae (Juei Yeng Lee) Mariano, Francis Kalani Mariano of Molokai, Matthew Imipono (Simeona) Mariano; 6 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother, Eugene (Judy) Mariano; sisters, Elaine Mariano, Rachel Janicki, Edith Wofford.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:00 p.m.; Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (May 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dorothy Yoshiko Shiraki Matsuura

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April 27, 2012
Dorothy Yoshiko Shiraki Matsuura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk at Kress in Kaimuki, died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by caregivers George, Sharon and Robbyn Shim. Private services.

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Dr. Ben Dee McCallister

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May 13, 2012
Dr. Ben Dee McCallister, 79, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired heart specialist for St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., an Army physician at Tripler Army Medical Center and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kansas City. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Ben Jr., Scott, John and Thomas; daughter Katherine Cubba; brother Larry; and 16 grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, North Hawaii Hospice or Annunciation/Ascension Catholic Church.

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Mildred Maile McManus

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May 5, 2012
Mildred Maile McManus, 76, of Kaneohe, a homemaker and an Air Force veteran, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kalamaula, Molokai. She is survived by son Luke L. and daughter Maile J. Steele. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information given in an obituary Thursday.

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Douglas Mitchell

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May 17, 2012
Douglas “Mitch” Mitchell, 78, Honolulu, a restaurateur, died. He was born in Germiston, South Africa. He is survived by sons Craig and Kevin, daughter Dianne and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. today at Hawaii Yacht Club. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Hawaii Hospice.

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Judy Konatsu Mizusawa

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Dec. 21, 2011
Judy Konatsu Mizusawa, 86, of Henderson, Nev., a retired cook at Haleiwa Sands Restaurant, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by son Nelson; daughters Karen Sarae, Janice Kobashigawa and Jean Santiago; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sixto Miguel Nicolas

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May 15, 2012
Sixto Miguel Nicolas, 78, of Honolulu, a papaya farmer in Kahaluu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Patricia A. Nicolas and Felicitas Quitoras, sisters Consolacion N. Guerrero and Florentina N. Medrano, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ricardo Pajo

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May 11, 2012
Ricardo “Kado” Pajo, 50, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Ricardo III and Royale, and sister Francelle Waipa. No services.

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Esther Marigold Rodrigues

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May 2, 2012
Esther Marigold Rodrigues, 85, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Kapolei. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Henry Jr.; daughters Gwendolyn Paaluhi, Vanessa Wilcox, Geraldine K. Aho and Roberta Durnaleau; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kapolei, Franklin Avenue. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. May 29 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Kimiyo Watanabe Sasaki

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May 14, 2012
Kimiyo Watanabe Sasaki, 101, of Kaneohe, a retired Department of Education teacher, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son David M., sister Yukiko Watanabe and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Church of Crossroads.

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Ranny Hitoshi Sunada

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May 4, 2012
Ranny Hitoshi “Uncle Shrinky” Sunada, 97, of Kaneohe, a retired Consolidated Amusement controller, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by caregivers Reginald and Donna Jean S. Sunada. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mitsuru Takahashi

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May 16, 2012
Mitsuru Takahashi, 90, of Honolulu, owner of Henry’s Place, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Pulehu, Maui. He is survived by wife Catherine K., son Henry K., daughter Jane S. Sato, sister Ethel K. Uyehara and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Mildred Yoshiye Takeshita

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April 24, 2012
Mildred Yoshiye Takeshita, 76, of Honolulu, retired owner of the Ground Floor Restaurant, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Florence Uyeunten, Helen Inada and Edith Takaki. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Thomas Tu Tuan Thai

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April 14, 2012
Thomas Tu Tuan Thai, also known as Alexio Corleon, 43, of Kailua, a former Harbor Court Restaurant executive chef, died. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by mother Kristina L. Speach, stepfather Gerald Shimabukuro, brothers Christopher and Nicholas Shimabukuro, and grandparent Ann Huong Le. Private services.

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