Archive for May 23rd, 2012

Abigail K. Puli (Maunupau)

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ABIGAIL KALOIOKALANI (MAUNUPAU) PULI

Age 80, our beautiful Mom, went home to Our Lord on April 14, 2012 at her home in Nanakuli. Born April 7, 1932 in Honolulu, she was the last surviving sibling of 11 children born to Thomas and Eunice Maunupau. She was preceded in death by our Dad, Francisco Pio, and sister Susan Alvarez. She is survived by daughters Laureen (Willy) Brown, Abigail (Floriano) Castaneda, Francesca (Bill) Patronis, Anastasia (Leroy) Kamealoha, and 14 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. A Private Memorial Service for immediate family members will be held on Saturday, June 9.

Elizabeth Keawe Kaili Alapai

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May 18, 2012
Elizabeth Keawe Kaili Alapai, 89, of Pahoa, Hawaii, formerly of Kalihi Uka Valley, a retired Hawaii State Hospital nurse and Royal Elementary School kupuna, died at home. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by son Sam K., daughters Valerie M. Chu and Taila J. Alapai, 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo. Services: 1:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church, Kalihi Uka. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

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JACKLYN “KAHEA” ENE

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JACKLYN “KAHEA”
ENE

Age 47, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 21, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 23, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Devoted member of Ka Makua Mau Loa
Church.

She is survived by son, Keola A. Ene; brothers, Luke Kaleolani Kaakau, Rodney Kawehikulani Kahao.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (May 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Tom Fukushima

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April 29, 2012
Tom “Leggy” Fukushima, 79, of Wahiawa, a Foremost Dairy retiree and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Todd; daughters Sharon Miyake and Sandra Ogino; sisters Lillian Higa, Jean Fukushima and Faye Takara; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Richard E. Gibbons

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April 21, 2012
Richard E. “Dick” Gibbons, 85, of Aiea, a retired S.E. Rykoff credit manager, founder of Dick’s Fine Foods in Waikiki and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in California. He is survived by daughters Carole G. Kirk and Lynn G. Beckler, brother Roger D., four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Shane R. Kamiya

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March 26, 2012
Shane R. Kamiya, 54, of Wahiawa, a retired Halawa Correctional Facility adult corrections officer, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by mother Margaret M., brother Allan S. Ouye and sisters Donna R. Hamilton and Stephanie S. Rodrigues. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Florence Misako Lau

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April 27, 2012
Florence Misako Lau, 89, of Honolulu, an East-West Center student counselor and University of Hawaii-Manoa Continuing Education for Women director, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Michael and Wendell; daughter Richela Das; brothers David, Raymond, Francis and Ronald Funakoshi; sisters Marion Inaba, Lillian Takahara and Geraldine Katayama; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Friday at 1717 Mott-Smith Drive, Pavilion Room. Donations suggested to your favorite charity.

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Mark Richard Mendes

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April 24, 2012
Mark Richard Mendes, 44, of Haleiwa, a city park maintenance employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by father Richard and sisters Gwendolyn Mihara, Andrea Hadley, and Beth and Melinda Mendes. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Roch Church, 56-350 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Pearl Masako Michihara

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April 15, 2012
Pearl Masako Michihara, 80, of Kapolei died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry T., son Douglas T., daughter Wendy Y., sister Helen Sakai and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Vincent Napolis

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May 2, 2012
Vincent Napolis, 79, of Waimanalo died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Ruby L.; son Vincent L.; daughters Titi R. and Lianne Napolis, and Laurie L. Iona; sisters Aileen Farias and Nani Napolis; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Agnes Mitsue Niyekawa

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May 4, 2012
Agnes Mitsue Niyekawa, 87, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii professor emeritus, died. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Erik Calogeras, daughter Meagan K. Calogeras and brother Yoshiyuki. Services to be determined. Donations suggested to Chamber Music Hawaii, Hawaii Public Radio or Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra.

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Akio Okamoto

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May 17, 2012
Akio Okamoto, 94, of Honolulu, retired owner of Star Cleaners, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Kimie, daughters Jeanne K. Yamada and Suzanne M. Kamei, brother Shigeru, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Masami Okui

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May 16, 2012
Masami Okui, 96, of Hilo, a retired laboratory technician at C. Brewer Analytical Laboratory, died at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Aiko; sons Harvey, Craig and Garret; and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Pei Li Peng

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May 17, 2012
Pei Li Peng, 89, of Honolulu, a retired domestic housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by daughters Ying Li, Mei Li and Wai Li Cai; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services to follow. Burial: 1 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery.

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Timothy Pierce

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May 12, 2012
Timothy “Slick” Pierce, 64, of Honolulu, a mason, died in Honolulu. He was born in Utah. He is survived by wife Bonnie J. Kauhi; brothers Robert, Mike and Terry; sister Kathryn Malone; hanai son Sam; hanai daughters Leinaala U‘u, and Kulaniakea and Puaolena Kauhi; and nine hanai grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Waimanalo Assembly of God, 41-941 Kalanianaole Highway. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. to noon June 2 at “the Wall” in Waikiki. Casual attire.

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Roger T. Ramos

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April 30, 2012
Roger T. Ramos, 71, of Waipahu, a retired Cutter Dodge mechanic, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Genoviva; sons Roger Ramos Jr., Arnold Rego, and Christopher, Leroy and Michael Llanos; daughters Rogelyn “Rita” Casil, Darlene Nazarino and Kathleen Llanos; brothers Henry and Joseph Duhaylongsod; sisters Mercedes and Helen Barcelona, Doris Conselva and Alejandra Ramos; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St. Services at noon.

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Peter-Jerome Kamika Romano

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May 13, 2012
Peter-Jerome Kamika Romano, 17, of Mililani, a student, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Jerome, mother Ula, brother Nathan De La Cruz, sister Leilani De La Cruz and grandparents Dexter and Dawn Smith, Jerome and Pat Romano, and Rita and Robert Chappel. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Mass at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Thomas Kaimi Spinney

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May 6, 2012
Thomas Kaimi Spinney, 54, of Waimea, Hawaii, a carpentry and landscaping worker, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Minnie, son Jonathan, daughter Leslie-Ann, brothers Alfred and Howard, and sisters Demeatrice and Lorna Spinney, Sandy Lippertz and Faith Taketa. Scattering of ashes: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Honokau Harbor. Luncheon to follow at the “Point” at the harbor.

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Clarence Decoite Sr.

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May 18, 2012
Clarence Decoite Sr., 74, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Cement truck driver, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Clarence Jr., daughters Debra Bohlmann and Denise Wainui, brother Henry “Ronald,” sister Lorraine Santos, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Makawao. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Regan Steelman

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May 17, 2012
Regan Steelman, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a special-education teacher, died. He was born in Anaheim, Calif. He is survived by wife Julie, daughter Jordana and sister Stephanie Scott. Private services.

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Mildred Yoshiye Takeshita

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

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Marion Tavares

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May 13, 2012
Marion “Sonny” Tavares, 88, of Hilo, formerly of Honomu, Hawaii, a Hawaii County Fire Department retiree, rancher and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honomu. He is survived by wife Laura G., sons Skipper Tavares and John “Ringo” Roach, daughter Sandie Kaleikini, sisters Blanche Pakele and Roselyn Lakis, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Michiyo Todoki

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May 10, 2012
Michiyo Todoki, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc., Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Robert A., Edwin T. and Norman S.; daughter Faith M. Kimura; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jack Vo

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May 10, 2012
Jack Vo, 37, of Honolulu, a teacher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. He is survived by mother Julie T.T.; brothers Nhut and Quang Ngo, and Adam Vo; and sisters Jocelyn and Jacquie Vo, and Jennifer Ungacta. Private services.

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Geraldine Ululani Wallace

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May 9, 2012
Geraldine Ululani Wallace, also known as “Ulu” and “Geri,” 71, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Thomas Wallace, Mitchell Phillip and Shannon Kaae; daughters Velverdee Roberts and Terrylynn Kaae; brother William; sisters Lucille Amelung and Norma Kiehn; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Aloha attire.

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Linda Ellen Waters

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May 8, 2012
Linda Ellen “Lynn” Waters, 48, of Las Vegas, a Safe Nest truck driver, died in Kahuku. She was born in Little Rock, Ark. She is survived by companion Gloria Alsip; hanai sons Joey and Michael Alsip; hanai daughter Querida Alsip; mother Conchita; brothers Jack Jr., James, Richard, Michael and Anthony; sisters Sharon Kelly and Connie Caulford; and 10 hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kaneohe Seventh-day Adventist Church, 45-566 Mahinui Road. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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