Archive for June 14th, 2012

Celine M. Chang

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June 6, 2012
Celine M. Chang, 68, of Aiea, an educator and Mohawk Industries service representative, died in Ewa Beach. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Cheuk T. Tse and brother Mervyn. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Burial to follow. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Nora L. Chee

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June 5, 2012
Nora L. Chee, 82, of Ewa Beach, a biology professor, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jeffrey, Brian and Timothy; and sisters Mary Shinn, Susie Lim and Marilyn Chang. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Frank F. De Costa

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June 10, 2012
Frank F. De Costa, 85, of Kekaha, Kauai, a sugar plantation serviceman, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dolores P. “Dolly,” sons Frank F. Jr. and Stan C., daughters Julie Kajiwara and Vanessa Woodmansee-O’Laughlin, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kekaha. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

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LEONARDO “ESPI” G. ESPINUEVA

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LEONARDO “ESPI” G. ESPINUEVA
Age 85, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away May 16, 2012 in Waipahu. Born June 3, 1926 in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii. Leonardo was a retiree from HECO.
He is survived by sons, Tiki (Tammie) Espinueva, Stephen (Jo Ann) Espinueva, Dexter (Georgie) Espinueva of Kona, Lester (Sheree) Espinueva; daughters, Trudy LaVerne (John) Arakaki, Lei (Edwin) Endo, Puanani (Derek) Claveran of Kona; brothers, Francisco “Jackie” (Nettie) Espinueva of CA, Domingo (Mary Jane) Espinueva; 21 grandchildren; 51 great-grand-children; 4 great-great-grand-children.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (June 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LORRAINE KATSUE FUJIMOTO

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LORRAINE KATSUE FUJIMOTO
Age 93, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away May 12, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born January 21, 1919 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
She is survived by sons, Glenn (Joyce) Fujimoto, Wayne Fujimoto; grandsons, Troy Fujimoto, Todd Fujimoto; brother, Tatsuto Harada; sisters, Jane Nakagawa, Yoshika Kami.
Private services were held.

RUFINA TACTAY GARCIA

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RUFINA TACTAY GARCIA
Age 88, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away May 22, 2012 in Kaneohe. Born December 6, 1923 in Cabugao, Philippines.
She is survived by husband, Rosauro Fernando Garcia; sons, Rosauro (Corazon) Garcia Jr., Fernando T. (Girlie)
Garcia, Ramon (Imelda) Garcia, Angel Garcia; daughters, Corazon (Emmanuel) Cabrera, Carolina (Osmond) Villamayor, Josephine (Fred) Cadiz, Mercedes (Froebel) Garcia; 25 grand-children; 24 great-grand-children.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 18) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 19) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Petra Sambrano Gomez

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June 1, 2012
Petra Sambrano “Insiang” Gomez, 87, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Nicolas, Philippines. She is survived by son Carlito Sambrano; daughters Virginia Corpuz, Evangeline Barba and Susan Salvador; brothers Rodolfo and Paquito Sambrano; sister Corazan Sambrano; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Tatsuto Harada

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June 7, 2012
Tatsuto Harada, 92, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Department of Defense carpenter foreman and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Kenny T. and Ernie T., daughter Kay M., sisters Yorimi Nakagawa and Yoshika Kami, caregiver and son-in-law Mark Ames, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Richard S. Iman

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May 26, 2012
Richard S. Iman, 75, of Waialua, a retired city surveyor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Rick, Mark and Lance; daughters Darlene Moran and Shirley Kaya; brothers Donald and Robert Iman, and Darrel Caldino; sister Princella Canionero; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joe Marvin Jeffers

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May 31, 2012
Joe Marvin “Papa Joe” Jeffers, 91, of Mililani, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who served in World War II, a former employee at U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter and former state Department of Education instructor at Waiawa Correctional Facility, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pineville, Mo. He is survived by wife Bertha, sons Allen and Arthur, brother H.W., sister Bobbie J. Ralph, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Committal services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Henon Pinson Jr.

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May 26, 2012
Henon Pinson Jr., 83, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force staff sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kermit, W.Va. He is survived by wife Bernardita, son Danny, daughter Bernadine Jose, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Terrance Desmond Loui

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May 24, 2012
Terrance Desmond Loui, 53, of Honolulu, a U.S. government systems analyst, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by mother Dr. Florence C. and brothers Michael, Warren, Dr. William and Ronald. Services to be held at a later date.

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Riyo Nakamoto

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May 29, 2012
Riyo Nakamoto, 89, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Yasuharu, David, Guy and George; sister Betty Yanagawa; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kelii Michael Oliveira

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June 7, 2012
Kelii Michael “Pocho” Oliveira, 43, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a self-employed maintenance man, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dallas; sons Tyrell and Austin-Hawk; daughter Gynel-Jasme; mother Dolores De Mello; brothers Joseph Kauhaihao Jr., Ralph Kaapana and Tony Oliveira; sisters Melani Kauhaihao-Murillo, Jodi Galdones, Phina Wroblewski, Jonette Gaston, Anela Oliveira, Camille Hauanio and Monica Hashimoto; and grandparent Agnes Kailiawa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook, across from Napa Auto Parts. Services: 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow at the De Mello residence on Hooper Road in Honalo, Hawaii. Please follow signs. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tulpe Puulei

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June 1, 2012
Tulpe Puulei, 56, of Wainiha, Kauai, a housekeeper, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. She is survived by sons Agenhart “TinTin,” Randy, Robert and Duke; daughters Mingtoi Guilao, Bonnie Puulei-I’ili, Nance M.P. Chandler, Trudy Puulei and Jojo P. Prem; and numerous sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Haena Beach Park.

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Dreanne M. Quinsaat

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June 11, 2012
Dreanne M. Quinsaat, 51, of Makawao, Maui, a Hawaiian Telcom inventory specialist, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Brandonsean Quinsaat and Jake H. McKie; daughter Jacelin N. McKie; parents Augustin and Pauline; brother Augustin D.; sisters Norinne and Sandra Lynn Quinsaat, and Charlyne Ramolete; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Celebration of life: 7:30 p.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Frank Ramelb

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June 1, 2012
Frank Ramelb, 90, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired Schofield Barracks motor pool heavy-equipment truck driver, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife June B.; sons Steven, Eric and Mark; hanai daughter Cion Mingming; stepmother Filomena; brothers Benjamin, Jose and Nicolas III; sisters Lapas Koja and Carrie Yamaoka; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday 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.

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Tsuruko Tai See

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April 26, 2012
Tsuruko Tai See, 91, of Pearl City, formerly of Hilo, a flower arranger, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ronald I. and Robert G., daughters Betty J. Shibata and Evelyn J. Saito, brother Chosei Sakihara, sister Shizue Shiroma, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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REV. JOSEPH LAWRENCE K. KAMAI, SR.

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REV. JOSEPH LAWRENCE K. KAMAI, SR.
Age 81, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away May 13, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born April 20, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Member of Ka Makua Mau Loa Church since 1955, and ordained as a minister in 1987. A retired Honolulu Police Officer, a retiree of Victoria Ward Security and a marine veteran of the Korean War. He also served as a marine reservist.
He is survived by sons Donald J. (Stephanie) Kamai, Joseph (Lee Ann) Kamai, Jr., Kevin (Elena) Kamai, Jonny (Carol) Kamai; daughter, Sharon (Jeff) Fujii; brother, Rocky (Yon Sik) Kamai; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (June 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Welcome.

Evangeline Cirela Ling Sumic

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May 24, 2012
Evangeline Cirela Ling Sumic, also known as “Evan” and “Eve,” 65, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Kohala, Hawaii, died in Aiea. She was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Allan Jr. and Robert Bigtas, daughters Ellie Sumic and Aileen Stromer, brothers Robert Sumic and Ross Morales, sisters Shirley Kondo and Rosslyn Lowry, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Phyllisann S. Tam

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May 5, 2012
Phyllisann S. Tam, 89, of Aiea, a retired executive secretary at C. Brewer and the state Department of Health, died in Aiea. She was born in Anderson, Ind. She is survived by daughter Cynthia Denis, three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Queen Emma Gardens Teahouse, 1119 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers.

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JANET FUJIYE UEHARA

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JANET FUJIYE UEHARA
Age 89, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 1, 1923 in Waipahu, Hawaii. A member of the Waipahu Taiyoji Soto Mission. Retired from the McInerny Co. as a cosmetic buyer.
She is survived by son, Bryan Uehara; daughters, Geraldine Nagatoshi, Nadine Okumura; brothers, Takeshi Ii, Kenji Ii; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grand-children.
Private services were held.


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