Archive for June 13th, 2012

Gregory Bakiano

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June 9, 2012
Gregory Bakiano, 89, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Kauai Police Department veteran, died in Washington state. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by son Baron, daughter Regina Becker, sisters Maxine Alfiche and Elutaria “Daing” Saulibio, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Beth Ellen Bath

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May 29, 2012
Beth Ellen “Granma” Bath, 84, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a clothing manufacturing industry retiree, died in Hilo. She was born in Graham County, Kan. She is survived by sons Roy and Philip, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Orchidland Chapel, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers.

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Emaile Randolf Carvalho

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May 25, 2012
Emaile Randolf Carvalho, 57, of Kailua-Kona, an automotive mechanic, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gail Chismcarvalho; sons Email Carvalho, and Allen and Kenneth Brock; daughters Roberta and Sylvia; parents Payst Gouveia and Mealo Balgas; brothers Ronald and Chico Carvalho, Dennis Balgas and Michael Mercado; sisters Dolly Sanchez and Debra Mercado; and 16 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kona Church of God. For information, call 238-0939.

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Pua Choy

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May 28, 2012
Pua “Aunty Sweetie” Choy, 79, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Solomon Kam and sister Esther K. Castain. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Laura “Eden” Eder Defiesta

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LAURA “EDEN” EDER DEFIESTA
Age 71, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2012 at Kaiser Permanente, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. After retiring from Maluhia Hospital, she traveled around the world several times. She was nominated in 2004 Parents of the Year, along with her husband of 46 years. That same year, she won the title of Charity Queen of St. Anthony School and Church for her tremendous generosity. She was a devout Catholic and involved in several Church ministries.
She is survived by her Husband, Enrique. Sons: Benjamin, Clarence (Sheila), Anthony, and Enrique (Lorie) Jr. Sister, Victorina E. Acosta, and Brother Feliberto S. Eder. And four grandsons, many nephews and nieces.
A Celebration of her life will be on Thursday June 14 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:00pm. A service will begin at 6:00pm. Additional visitation: 9:30am Friday at St. Anthony Church-Kalihi, Mass at 10:30am. Burial at 2:00pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Brooksie A. Fikert

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May 26, 2012
Brooksie A. Fikert, 74, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Randell; daughters Stephanie Cattell, Pamela Fikert and Rosanna Altimari; brother James Clifton; sister Barbara Sanchez; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leila Misao Furukawa

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May 16, 2012
Leila Misao Furukawa, 67, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Daniel Y. and Isaac I., and sister Charlene T. Ouchi. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Judith Pualani Grace

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April 22, 2012
Judith Pualani Grace, 71, of Palmdale, Calif., died in Palmdale. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by son Wendell Jr.; daughter Primavera Grace-Fuller; sisters Isabelle Carey, Wanda Fernandez and Luneta Aiwohi; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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William Henry Arnold Jr.

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June 4, 2012
William Henry “Billy” Arnold Jr., 52, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a commercial fisherman and proprietor of Onipaa Self-Defense School, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Sheila Higa, Kawaiala Avelino, Pauahi Alvarez and Nakalia Ishikawa; brothers Lance, Merle and Clint Arnold, and Solomon Kunewa; sisters Maelynne Quick, Barbara Lively, Robyngail Laysa, Gaylene Moku, Marie Haumesser, Donna and Lucy Ann “Keo” Kunewa, and Abigail Seda; and eight grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. Online condolences: www. homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Donald Mapuana Meyer Jr.

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May 5, 2012
Donald Mapuana Meyer Jr., 68, of Kailua died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Laie. He is survived by sons Kawika, Kimo, Donald, Kapono and Bob; and daughters Julie, Donna, Laura and Monica. Services to be announced.

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ELEANOR MURAKI KAM

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ELEANOR MURAKI KAM
78, died May 29, 2012 at Castle Hospital. She was the youngest of 4 daughters born to Richard S Muraki and Dora Chung Muraki of Hilo, Hawaii. Eleanor attended Michigan State University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Education. Eleanor worked for the Department of Education as a teacher for over 20 years. She married Benjamin D.L. Kam in December, 1957.
Eleanor is survived by son Wayland (Lynn) Kam of Maui, daughter Tedi (Dan) Kam-Yahata of Honolulu, and 3 grandchildren. She is further survived by sisters Doris (Ben) Guerrero of Hilo, Lei (George) Chun, and Lily (Kenneth) Ho, nieces, nephews and other friends.
Funeral services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary, Friday, June 15th. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am. Services will begin at 10:30 am. Aloha attire, no flowers. Private burial at a later date.

Eleanor Nobuko Kam

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May 29, 2012
Eleanor Nobuko Kam, 78, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Education high school teacher, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Wayland; daughter Theodora “Tedi” Kam-Yahata; sisters Doris Guerrero, Lei Chun and Lily Ho; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private burial. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Glenn T. Matsuura

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May 29, 2012
Glenn T. Matsuura, 64, of Londonderry, Vt., a bartender who worked at many taverns, inns, lodges and resorts in Vermont, died in New Hampshire. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by brother Reed. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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Tanya Lokelani Midel

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June 1, 2012
Tanya Lokelani Midel, 49, of Keaau, Hawaii, a preschool office clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by husband Thomas; stepsons Chad, Kaimi and Bryson; father David Pua; brothers Drake and Dwayne Pua; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life at noon to 7 p.m. Monday at Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion No. 4, Hilo. Casual attire.

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Michiko Motosue

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May 24, 2012
Michiko “Michi” Motosue, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hiolani at Kahala Nui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wilfred and Ronald, daughters Shirley A. Nakatsu and Hilma H. Uyeno, brother Raymond Tajiri, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Philip Haruto Nakagaki

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June 5, 2012
Philip Haruto Nakagaki, 88, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment service shop supervisor for Amfac, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy S., sons Joel A. and Mark E., sister Bertha A. Miyahira, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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MAL JE PAE

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MAL JE PAE
Age 83, of Mililani, passed away June 5, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 8, 1929 in Korea.
She is survived by sons, Chung Tae Pae, John Pae, Steven Pae; daughters, Wae Sun Chong, Karen Toti, Yvonne Parks, Patty Fulton; 1 sister; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 6/15 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Mal Je Pae

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June 5, 2012
Mal Je Pae, 83, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons Chung Tae, John and Steven; daughters Wae Sun Chong, Karen Toti, Yvonne Parks and Patty Fulton; a sister; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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FRANK RAMELB

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FRANK RAMELB
Age 90, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away June 1, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born October 12, 1921 in Barrio 14, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. World War II United States Army Veteran. Retired from Schofield Barracks Motor Pool Heavy Equipment as a Truck Driver. Member of American Legion and St. Michael Filipino Catholic Club.
He is survived by spouse, June Baysa Ramelb; sons, Steven (Gloria) Ramelb, Eric (Theresa) Ramelb, Mark (Sharon) Ramelb; hanai daughter, Cion (Perlito) Mingming; 11 grandchildren; stepmother, Filomena Ramelb; brothers, Benjamin Ramelb, Jose (Ann) Ramelb, Nicolas Ramelb III; sisters, Lapas Koja, Carrie (Ronald) Yamaoka.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (June 18) at St. Michael Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Mary Anoba Retamal

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May 16, 2012
Mary Anoba Retamal, 92, of Waipahu died in Parker, Colo. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Jean R. Valle, Gwendolyn A. Hillman and Melissa Barawed; sister Ramona Saniatan; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Artemio Agbayani Sensano Sr.

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June 7, 2012
Artemio Agbayani Sensano Sr., 86, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. welder, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Leonora; son Artemio Jr.; daughters Stella S. Cook, Yolanda Cartwright and Marlyn Akiona; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Erlinda Rosa Tamale

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May 7, 2012
Erlinda Rosa Tamale, 56, of Waianae died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Sione T.; daughters Anisa Pacapac-Marquez and Arlene “Hoku” Pacapac Munro; sisters Elizabeth “Liz” Farinas, Delphina “Fina” Pacapac and Teresa “Resa” Sanders; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. June 30 at Maili Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shigeru Tamanaha

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May 10, 2012
Shigeru “Pop” Tamanaha, 98, of Honolulu, retired owner of Pacific Auto Repair Shop, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Judy S. Taira, Dianne A. Aragaki and Susan H. Kanechika; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Nancy Haruko Nakamura Tsumura

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June 3, 2012
Nancy Haruko Nakamura Tsumura, 89, of Waipahu, a retired Waipahu Elementary School cafeteria worker, died at home. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Michael T., daughters Charlotte T. Caluyo and Faye M. Miyamoto, brother Fujio Nakamura, sister Myrtle M. Nakamura, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Harue Hirata Yamamoto

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June 3, 2012
Harue Hirata Yamamoto, 94, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by sons Gary and Alan, daughter La Verne Wada, brother Jukichi Hirata, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Tatsumi Yashiki

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June 1, 2012
Tatsumi Yashiki, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Motor Supply automobile painter, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Atsushi and Lawrence M., and sisters Mildred K. Suganuma, Elizabeth M. Echavaria, Jane E. Tateyama and Patsy Y. Petersen. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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