Archive for June 3rd, 2012

Mercedes J. Agtarap

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May 17, 2012
Mercedes J. Agtarap, 83, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by son William; daughters Erlinda Saturino, Virginia Espero and Gloria Littleton; brothers Constantino, Irineo and Guillermo Julian; sisters Visitacion Paz, Natividad Domingo and Hermana Corpuz; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ida Lau Sen Chang Alina

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May 20, 2012
Ida Lau Sen Chang Alina, 96, of Honolulu, a retiree from Alfred Shaheen and Tori Richard, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Marie B. Chun and Carol Ann S.L. Alina, sister Elsie Yuen, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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George Kazumi Aoki

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April 28, 2012
George Kazumi Aoki, 76, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired salesman, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in South Kona. He is survived by sons Jeffrey and Kirk; daughters Kathleen McAngus, Sheryl Lynn Kaya and Jacqueline Mukai; brothers Tamio Otsu and Isamu Aoki; sisters Sumiko Biller and Chizuko Kudo; and eight grandchildren. No services.

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LaDonna Mae Austen

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May 11, 2012
LaDonna Mae Austen, 85, of Hilo, a retired department store manager at Strike it Rich in Odessa, Texas, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pineland, Texas. She is survived by husband Edmund F. “Denny”; daughters Sherry A. Black, Barbara J. Austen, Jacqueline K. Sauceda and LaDonna M.K. Fincham; brother Robert Ferguson; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Life Care Center of Hilo, 944 W. Kawailani St., Hilo, HI 96720.

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CMDR RICHARD F. AVILA

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CMDR RICHARD F. AVILA
USN RETIRED

Richard F. Avila passed away on March 17, 2012 in Pinehurst,NC. Rick was born in Chicago on January 31, 1944, graduated from Reavis High School in Oaklawn, IL. and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas. He enjoyed a 26 year career in the US Navy, serving on submarines including the USS Gudgeon, USS Thomas Edison and USS Patrick Henry; as well as on the submarine tender USS Proteus. After traveling to ports around the world, he retired as Commander from the US Pacific Fleet Submarine Force at Pearl Harbor in 1988. He went on to work in Hawaii at Lion Coffee and Straub Clinic and Hospital. Leaving Hawaii in 1994, Rick lived in San Jose, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Prescott, AZ, and Pinehurst, NC. He is preceded in death by his parents Francisco Parocua Avila and Patricia Metzger Avila, and son Robert Russell Avila. He leaves brothers Russell (Liane)Avila and Robert (Darlene) Avila; half siblings Mary Theresa Pabon, M. Frank (Sherry)Avila, Richard Avila and Daniel Avila; children James Avila of Dallas, TX, Richard F.( Jackie) Avila, Jr. of Abington, MA, and Elena (David) Strom of Pinehurst, NC; and grandchildren Colby Avila, and Natalie, Parker and Kiefer Strom. He is deeply missed by many cousins and friends. A burial at sea is planned.

LORRAINE LUCILLE CHANG

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LORRAINE LUCILLE CHANG

Age 75, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 29, 2012 in Kapolei. Born March 3, 1937 in Honolulu, HI.

She is survived by sons, Joseph Chang, Michael Chang, George Chang, Jr.; daughters, Theresa Chang of CO, Geraine (Greg) Santiago of Hilo; brother, Gerard (Bernadette) Cypriano; sister, Barbara (Kenneth) Silva; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grand-children.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (June 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Marian Kanani Christine

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March 26, 2012
Marian Kanani Christine, 54, of Oak Hills, Calif., a hotel industry employee, died in California. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Corrie, brothers Darrell and Peter Woo, and sisters Vivian Kalua and Sharon Ehia. Services: 2:30 p.m. June 10 at Kapiolani Park, section 4. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edward Yasuo Enoki

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May 15, 2012
Edward Yasuo “Eddie” Enoki, 58, of Agana Heights, Guam, formerly of Honolulu, died in Talofofo, Guam. He was born in Tamuning, Guam. He is survived by sons Morey and Joel; mother Yoshie Shishido; brothers Noel Enoki, and Bart and Marc Shishido; and sister Irene Takami. Services held in Barrigada, Guam. No flowers. Donations suggested to Guam Cancer Care.

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Petra S. Failano

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May 23, 2012
Petra S. Failano, 72, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Arturo; sons Amor, Amador and Dennis; daughters Chita Lagazo, and Marivic and Ruthy Failano; sisters Cresencia and Eusebia Dancel; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation and services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

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Malaefono Fanene

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May 21, 2012
Malaefono “Fono” Fanene, 79, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Faasiu, Sasa, Ulisese and Tinilau Muliufi, and Eka Jr., Kitiona and Lite Eka; daughters Luisa Tuanai, Paefoa Fanene and Lotoa F. Ikeda; 26 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Waipahu Samoan Seventh-day Adventist. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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George B. Fernandes

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May 27, 2012
George B. Fernandes, 93, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, a retired state Department of Health microbiologist, a rancher and farmer, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Kapaia, Kauai. He is survived by sons George L., Michael and David; daughter JoAnn Yamaguchi; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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DORA BOW JUN CHING GRUBER

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DORA BOW JUN CHING GRUBER

84, of Greers Ferry, AR born July 16, 1927 in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, passed away at Seven Springs Nursing Home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on April 12th, 2012.

One of eight children of Ching Hing and Louisa Kong. She was married to Robert L. Gruber for 66 years. Dora was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Irene Chew Lan Len and Winifred Bow Yuk Mahi, and her brother Ah Sheong Dang.

She is survived by her husband Robert; son David Gruber (Sharon) of Maumelle, AR.; two daughters Carol St. John (Scott) of Monticello, Ar., and Deborah Pearce of Tumecula, Ca. Her brothers Edward Ching of Pearl City Hawaii and Donald Ching (Helen) of Waimalu, Hawaii, sisters Muriel DeLawder (Doug) of Frederick, Md. And Kam Brenno (Kris) of Nipomo, CA. are surviving. Three grand-daughters, three great-grand-children, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews also live with her memory.

There was a memorial service in Greers Ferry on April 28th at 2pm at Holiday Hills United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Greers Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Fund at 892 Shiloh Road, Greers Ferry AR 72067.

Chiyoko Kono Hamai

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May 20, 2012
Chiyoko Kono Hamai, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Helen’s Fabric salesclerk, died in Infante Foster Care Home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Albert T. and Ernest O., daughter Nancy M. Ikuta, sisters Kimiko Matsumoto and Amy Enright, caregiver Isabel Infante, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Toyoko Harbin

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May 20, 2012
Toyoko Harbin, 72, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by sons Dennis and Donald, daughter Kumiko Sakihama and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Phillip Hiroshi Ikeda

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May 29, 2012
Phillip Hiroshi Ikeda, 58, of Kula, Maui, a Maui County wastewater department operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Monika Jost, daughter Napuaonalani, mother Cecelia Hopkins, brothers Kent and Clayton, and sisters Evelyn M. Zimmerman and Leimomi Lane. Services: 12:30 to 4 p.m. June 10 at Fort DeRussy, on the beach. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Walter Kaoru Ikeuchi

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May 10, 2012
Walter Kaoru Ikeuchi, 84, of Honokaa, Hawaii, former owner of B. Ikeuchi & Sons True Value Hardware Store, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by wife Daisy; son Alan; daughters Sandra Fortune, Karen Veloria and Susan Tanoue; sisters Yaeko Kobata and Taeko Ikenaga; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mildred Fumiko Izuwa

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May 11, 2012
Mildred Fumiko Izuwa, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by son Leslie Tadashi, daughter Linda Yoshie, sister Patsy T. Shoji and a grandchild. Private services.

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Mercedes Duldulao Jacinto

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May 31, 2012
Mercedes Duldulao “Merced” Jacinto, 75, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Reynaldo, Roger and Ramelton; daughters Cherelyn Mamaclay, Jeogy Pagtama, Marlene Vintero, Margie Anderson and Mamelyn Mones; brothers Candido, Albert and Rodolfo Duldulao; sisters Juana Longboy, Perfecta Mamuad and Dominga Tabangay; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

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David Earl Jaggers

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April 20, 2012
David Earl “Big Dave” Jaggers, 48, of Ewa Beach, a retired construction laborer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Kimmie Blaisdell; son Joshua “Josh”; mother Lily L.; brother Donald; and sisters Debra Jaggers, Darrelyn Brown and Denise Ching. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneral-services.com.

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Frank Bautista Jr.

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April 8, 2012
Frank Bautista Jr., 83, of Ewa Beach, a former farmer at Orians Farm, died in Waianae. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by hanai family members Albert, Frederick and Alexander Orian, and Pauline Sugimoto. Private services.

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George Emery Clifton Jr.

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May 11, 2012
George Emery Clifton Jr., 78, of Wahiawa, a retired security guard for the city and Oahu Civil Defense, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by caregiver Stephanie Cattell; sons Doug Kamae, B.J. Clifton, Chuck Fontez, and George and Peter Tagudin; daughters Larena Clifton, Moniquie C. Fernandez, Donna Souza, Kenui Fretas, Suzi Fontez, Elena “K.K.” Meheala, Julie-May and Tammy Tagudin, and Anna Kalana; brother Jimmy; sister Barbara Sanchez; 39 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mokuleia Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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Harry Urise Hillen Jr.

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April 17, 2012
Harry Urise Hillen Jr., 71, of Honolulu, formerly of Kaunakakai, Molokai, and Kawaihae, Hawaii, a retired Operating Engineers dredge mate, died in Honolulu. He was born in Harrisburg, Pa. He is survived by wife Erla M.; son Chadd M.; daughters Paula “Lani” Follner, Cynthia Seno and Desiree Hillen; brothers Otto, Thurston, Frederick and Allisson; sister Amy Kululoia; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. No flowers.

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William McKnight Jr.

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May 28, 2012
William “Scotty” McKnight Jr., 84, of Irvine, Calif., a retired air traffic controller and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Providence, R.I. He is survived by son David, daughters Sue Weidert and Karen Teramura, brother Peter, sister Shirley Cruickshank, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to American Heart Association.

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HARRY URISE HILLEN JR.

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HARRY URISE HILLEN JR.
June 2, 1940 – April 17, 2012

Harry Urise Hillen Jr. of Honolulu passed away peacefully April 17, 2012. He was a retired dredge mate and member of The Operating Engineers, Local 3 for more than 50 years. Harry’s love of the ocean was surpassed only by the love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren. His kind and giving heart will truly be missed.

Survivors include wife Erla, daughters Paula “Lani” Follner (Matt), Cynthia Seno (Craig) and Desiree Hillen (Raymond Ikeda); son Chadd Hillen (Kelli) and grandchildren Kaimi, U’ilani, Heidi, Moani.

A celebration of Harry’s life will be held on Saturday, June 9 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 219 Lunalilo Home Road, in Hawaii Kai. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. with service to follow at 11.

Georgina Uha Kahawai

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May 9, 2012
Georgina Uha Kahawai, 94, of Honolulu, a minister at Church of Christ of the Redeemed of the Lord and a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel and Ronald, daughter Arlene U., brothers Joseph and Rockie Kamai, 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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William Kapualani Kaohi

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May 13, 2012
William Kapualani Kaohi, 81, of Honolulu, a retired city refuse collector and a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jung Hee; son Dae Jun Kwon; daughters Roberta Rodrigues, Rogerlyn Kaohi, Jacqueline Bagood and Jung Soon Kwon; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Norman Kiyoshi Kino

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May 25, 2012
Norman Kiyoshi Kino, 67, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Kyong Hui, sons Chad and Jason, daughter Patti K. Cristobal and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Masao Kitayama

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May 23, 2012
Masao Kitayama, 90, of Honolulu, a retired vending machine collector and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris M., daughter Doreen Uyemura and brother Thomas “Manbe.” Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Higashi Hongwanji, 1685 Alaneo St., Honolulu. Casual attire.

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Olympia Carreira Kline

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May 29, 2012
Olympia Carreira Kline, 89, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Isabel McKinstry, Margaret Whitmire and Jean Amell. Private scattering of ashes.

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Grant Masami Kumura

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April 29, 2012
Grant Masami Kumura, 50, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Stevedore Inc. machine operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Reece Kumura-Shodahl, daughters Nicole Jalomo and Amber Kamakele, father Kenneth, brother Morris, sisters Candace Kumura and Paula Reginer, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Olomana, 1020 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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