Archive for June 19th, 2012

Antonio Rivera Acoba

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May 31, 2012
Antonio Rivera “Tony” Acoba, 85, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Carlota M., son Francisco, brother Dionicio and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Val V. Ambrosio

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May 18, 2012
Val V. Ambrosio, 67, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Brenda M.; son Edgar; daughter Krista Templeton; mother Adelina; brothers Jerry, Alan, Ted and Len; sisters Rebecca Ambrosio, Perla Young, Myrna Boehning and Ruby Batalona; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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JUAN MONTANO ARUCAN

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JUAN MONTANO ARUCAN
Age 77, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 16, 2012 in Waipahu. Born May 6, 1935 in Laoag City, Philippines. A retired housekeeper of Ilikai Hotel.
He is survived by wife, Consolacion “Conching” Arucan; sons, Rudy (Amy) Arucan of CA, Larry (Laverne) Arucan; daughter, Evelyn A. (Michael) Barut; 7 grand-children; brother, Eugene (Marilyn) Arucan; sisters, Maria “Saling” Pascual, Modesta (Willie) Yadao.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (June 21) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 22) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Elijah Dee Makanikolonahe Evans

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May 17, 2012
Elijah Dee Makanikolonahe Evans, 37, of Kailua, a carpenter, died in Aiea. He was born in Oklahoma City. He is survived by wife Moani M., sons Maika D. and Ethan D., father John D. and sisters Kyla Graham and Mia Evans. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at 55-137 Kamehameha Highway, Laie. Aloha attire.

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Matthew Kalani Fragas

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June 2, 2012
Matthew Kalani Fragas, 30, of Kaneohe, a federal firefighter and an Air Force Reserve veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nola, sons Zane and Duke, parents Mark and Trisha and brothers Kenny and Kristopher. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Kualoa Beach Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Helen Toyoko Fujita

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May 12, 2012
Helen Toyoko Fujita, 89, of Honolulu, a Waialae Japanese School principal, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James N., three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Taneko Hirakami

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Feb. 6, 2012
Taneko “Dora” Hirakami, 95, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond N., daughter Leatrice Y. Hayashi, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Josephine Kaopuiki

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June 5, 2012
Josephine “Keala” Kaopuiki, 71, of Hilo, a homemaker and pastor at Gospel of the Alpha and Omega Church in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kalapana, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Alexander, son Joseph, hanai son Sidney Kamoku, hanai daughter Gayleen K. Roldan, brothers Peter and Harry Lee and sisters Anna Cordero and Gladys Lee. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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JohnBoyd Waianu Krause

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June 3, 2012
JohnBoyd Waianu Krause, 19, of Hana, Maui, a Kipahulu Ohana Organization resource manager, died in Hana. He was born in Keanae, Maui. He is survived by parents Elroy and Dee Dee; brothers Toby, LeRoy “Pule” and Fabian “Ho‘i”; sister Britney “Kilani”; and grandparents LeRoy and Dorothy Krause, and John “Boy” and Lani Hanchett. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hana. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow in Puuiki Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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EUGENIO “KINYO” PEDRO LABUGUEN

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EUGENIO “KINYO” PEDRO LABUGUEN
Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 5, 2012 in Waipahu. Born April 20, 1924 in Lanao, Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from State
Janitorial Services.
He is survived by spouse, Brigida “Nida” Labuguen; daughters, Lydia (Filomeno) Sagadraca, Lyneth (Jamall) Batle; sons, Cesar (Marlyn) Labuguen, Marino (Leyela) Labuguen, Eddie (Sybil) Labuguen, Glenn Labuguen; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arnold (Linda) Labuguen, Billy Labuguen; sisters, Rosa Ulet, Rosita San Miguel, Caroline Ulet, Helen Relacion.
Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (June 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Monday (June 25) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Kassalee Kuulei Maio

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May 20, 2012
Kassalee Kuulei “Kassie” Maio, 51, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Honolulu, a General Communication Inc. employee, died in Anchorage. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Henry C. Kassebeer, brother Chadman K. and sisters Prelldeen G. Hicks and Zenia K. Maio. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela St. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gilbert Makua

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May 25, 2012
Gilbert Makua, 80, of Waimanalo, a Navy crane operator and an Army veteran, died in Waimanalo. He was born in South Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kaipo Makua and Michael Naihe; daughters Manulani and Mahealani Makua, Napua Kepa and Puanani Torres; sisters Chrisanta Largo and Felicia Martinez; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Rosita Pigao Mariano

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June 3, 2012
Rosita Pigao Mariano, 84, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Cecilio; sons Jesus and Carlos; daughters Anita Apdal, Gloria Javier and Memia Pfleegor; sister Rosita Pineda; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Lunch: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Francis Militante

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May 17, 2012
Francis “Lehua” Militante, 78, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, merchant seaman and Kalakaua Gym boxing trainer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Edi Tanaka, Georgette “Noelani” Militante, Georgene “Kehau” De Guzman, Karleen “Lehua” Agbayani and Karlette “Sui” Tario; brother Lehua Ritchie; and sisters Jane Chung and Maryann Boudreaux. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Community Church of Honolulu in Nuuanu. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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The Rev. Margaret Kalani Mahi Naeole

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June 6, 2012
The Rev. Margaret Kalani Mahi Naeole, 68, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a minister at Ke Ola Mau Loa Church in Waimea, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers the Rev. Abraham, Jacob “Sonny Boy” and Paul; and sisters Elizabeth “Peka” Halualani, Dinah Kaikuana, Phoebe Hopfe and Katherine Mahi. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. June 29 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 9:30 a.m. Brunch to follow at the mortuary. Burial at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Lillian Hatsuki Noda

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June 12, 2012
Lillian Hatsuki Noda, 86, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Keaau Elementary School and Hilo Union School, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Laura and Diane Noda, Karen Emerson and Sharon Kataoka; brother Raymond Tanaka; sisters Patsy Hirata and Leonora Tanaka; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Holy Cross, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Shandora Ulumahiehie Santos

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May 26, 2012
Shandora Ulumahiehie Santos, 43, of Waipahu, a former employee at Tesoro Hawaii, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Peter and Carol, brothers Shenandoah, Shane and Peterson and sister Shani Ann. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at His Name Is Jesus Tabernacle, 94-321 Leonui St., Waipahu. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Arlene Mae Schakel

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June 15, 2012
Arlene Mae Schakel, 87, of Omao, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by son Kevin, daughters Raelene Brown, Jody Stillwell, Kathy Schafer and Jan Larsen, 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

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CATHERINE CALAOAGAN SOHNS

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CATHERINE CALAOAGAN SOHNS
Age 64, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 25, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born November 22, 1947 in Waialua, HI. A member of the Watercolor Society and former employee of Research Center of Hawaii.
She is survived by sons, Bobby Sohns of NV, Stephen Sohns; mother, Teodorica Tapaoan; sisters, Esperanza (Donald) White of NV, Lydia (Joseph) O’Neill.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (June 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Benjamin Sapinozo Somera

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May 3, 2012
Benjamin Sapinozo Somera, 71, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village retiree, died at home. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Evangeline; daughters Imelda S. Lucy, and Bernadette and Veronica Somera; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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NATHAN M. SUGAI

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NATHAN M. SUGAI
Age 54, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 2, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 22, 1958 in Honolulu, HI.
He is survived by wife, Geraldine “Gerry” Sugai; son, Christopher Orimoto; parents, Richard & Rose Sugai; brothers, Brant (Michelle) Sugai, Stephen (Susan) Sugai.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (June 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

GLADYS WAI KIN TANG

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GLADYS WAI KIN TANG
Age 82, of Pearl City, passed away May 29, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice-East. Born October 12, 1929 in Honolulu. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City. Retired Tax Preparer at H&R Block.
She is survived by sons, Michael (Cathy) Tang, Mark Tang, Matthew Tang; daughters, Andrea (Gary) Nakamura, Pamela (Ross) Wong, Tina (Tim) Lee; brothers, Alvin (Jade) Chang, Lawrence Chang, Ernest (Lillian) Chang, Leonard (Dioni) Chang; sister, Betty Chun; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 6/22 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Hm Rd., Pearl City; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Omit Flower.

Charlotte Wai Ung Wong

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary CHARLOTTE
WAI UNG WONG
84, of Honolulu died June 10, 2012 at Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Honolulu and was the owner of Monsarrat Grocery. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Y. N. Wong; son, Steven C.S. (Nina D.) Wong; four grandsons, Matthew K. (Jessica Kalika) Wong, Adam K. (Mahie) Wong, Jacob K. Wong and Arthur K. Wong; great-grandchildren, Summer K., Kilinahe, Kauaheahe, Aiden Hanohano and Maya Wong; sisters, Winnifred Chang and Shirley Young. A private service was held.

JULIA KULIA SCHWARTZ YIM

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JULIA KULIA SCHWARTZ YIM
Age 89 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on May 29, 2012 in Pohai Nani. Born October 8, 1922 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a retired pineapple cannery Trimmer. Survived by: Sons: Patrick (Santa Maria) and Gordon (Lee) Yim; daughter: Theresa (Ernest) Malterre; grandchildren: Laura Yim, Eli (Jeannette) Yim, Matthew Yim, Hana (Shaun) Yim-Wahl, Lena Yim, Catherine (Vince) Dacanay, and Megan (Adan) Contreras; 4 great-grand-children. Visitation Friday, June 22, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church; eulogy 10:30 a.m.; Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service 12:45 p.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. Donations suggested to Good Samaritan Society – Pohai Nani. Aloha Attire.


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