Archive for June 26th, 2012

RONALD OSCAR ARCANGEL

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RONALD OSCAR ARCANGEL
Age 65, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 19, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born January 30, 1947 in Laoag City, Philippines. A landscape maintenance worker with Takano Nakamura Landscaping.
He is survived by wife, Lucila Arcangel; sons, Lester (Bernadette) Arcangel of Philippines, Dondie (Genevieve Domingo) Arcangel of Philippines; daughter, Venus Arcangel of Philippines; 6 grandchildren; sisters, Purita (Guillermo “Jimmy”) Lamug, Nelly Valdez, Nancy (Zosimo “Tante”) Agtarap.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (June 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

WESLEY RICHARD “DICK” BODDY

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WESLEY RICHARD “DICK” BODDY
Age 84, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 3, 2012 in Waianae. Born June 29, 1927 in Pipestone, Minnesota. A U.S. Navy veteran, served as a
telecommunications specialist for the U.S. Navy at Kunia and Whitmore Village for 30 yrs.
He is survived by wife, Barbara Boddy; son, Paul (Robinlyn) Boddy; daughter, Maria (Daniel) Scheidt; 2 grand-children; sister, Gladys Meyer of ND.
Visitation 3:00 p.m. Saturday (June 30) at Joy of Christ Lutheran of Pearl City; (784 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City) Memorial Service 4:00 p.m. Committal Service 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 10) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Lutheran World Relief or Bread For The World Organization, 784 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City 96782.

Brittany Jade Fuerte Castaneda

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June 7, 2012
Brittany Jade Fuerte Castaneda, 22, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Ziarie J.K.F. Saplan; mother Aurea F.; sisters Deslynn A. and Chazlyn F.; stepbrother Jaisen Garcia; stepsister Zyrae Garcia; and grandparents Cleotilde Castaneda, Clara Ann Fuerte and Prodincio Fuerte. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Kazuko Shikuma Ching

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June 12, 2012
Kazuko Shikuma “Kay” Ching, 85, of Honolulu, a social worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Jeffrey and Melvin; daughters Donna and Deborah Ching, and Sandra Kimura; brothers Jiro, Miki and Takao Shikuma; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations suggested to Kalihi YMCA.

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ARTHUR CHRISTENSEN

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ARTHUR CHRISTENSEN
Age 82, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away June 12, 2012 in Aiea. Born January 20, 1930 in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. A retired construction inspector of Pearl Harbor Shipyard.
He is survived by sons, Wade Christensen, Brian (Elizabeth) Christensen; daughter, Leilani (Raymond) Olinger; 4 grand-children; sisters, Dorothy Peterson, Mary Christensen.
Private services were held.

Cecil John Hagedorn

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June 15, 2012
Cecil John “Seisi” Hagedorn, 76, of Fagaalu, Samoa, died in Honolulu. He was born in Saleufi, Apia, Western Samoa. He is survived by sons Einstein and Kurt; daughters NeeLun Navarrete and Neemoe Hagedorn; sisters Loretta Schmidt, Nora Kalilimoku, Renee Hagedorn and Mae Duckworth; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maxine Lin On Ikehara

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May 16, 2012
Maxine Lin On Ikehara, 57, of Ewa Beach, a Holomua Elementary School clerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Craig; son Kevin Johnson; daughters Rachel and Kristen; father Howard Kam; mother Eleanor Kam; brothers Howard Jr., James, Calvin and Jeffrey Kam; sister Elaine Akau; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Egon N. Kalama

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June 14, 2012
Egon N. Kalama, 90, of Honolulu, an antenna rigger at Pearl Harbor, federal government employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koblenz, Germany. He is survived by wife Rose K., and sisters Helen K. Silva and Hazel N. Bishaw. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Yong Man Kim

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June 12, 2012
Yong Man Kim, 58, of Honolulu, a Shon’s Auto Body repairman, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Pusan, Korea. He is survived by wife Hae Suk, sons Rodney S. and Reuben S., brothers Yong Chol and Yong Kwan, sister Eun Ok and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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MARGARET MISUE KIYABU

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MARGARET MISUE
KIYABU
Age 88, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away April 25, 2012 in Aiea. Born March 29, 1924 in Wainaku, Hawaii. Proprietor of Quality Letter Service in Los Angeles, CA. An avid bowler in her retirement years.
She is survived by brothers, Masuo (Ellen) Sakasegawa, Mineo (Lily) Sakasegawa, Harry (Judy) Sakasegawa; sisters, Fusayo Scannell, Sadie (Tadao) Sekiya.
Private services were held.

Francis C.L. Leong

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June 18, 2012
Francis C.L. Leong, 80, of Honolulu, a Matson container supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hannah Kwock, sons Aaron and Brian, daughter Terri-Ann, brother Ronald and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services at noon. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert Duane Lowe

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June 25, 2012
Robert Duane Lowe, 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired carpenter, died at Garden Isle Healthcare. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by son Robert K. “Bobby” Mariano, daughter Patricia Fermazin, caregiver and grandchild Tabitha Long, four other grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Pavilion, Hanapepe. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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PETER SAVEA MAILO

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PETER SAVEA MAILO (70)
Of Pago Pago, American Samoa died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at his home in the village of Mesepa. Born in Fale’ula, Apia, Western Samoa on to Latafale Sarah Fruean Mailo.
Survived by his 6 biological kids; Donna Mailo-Westerlund, Luana Mailo-Bass, Peter F. Mailo, Sarah Mailo-Ray, Audrey & Tanya Mailo; siblings; Albert, James, Jacob, Kenneth, Luana, Sarah & Puna.
Service set for Friday, June 29, 2012 in Mesepa.
Contact Luana at (808) 285-6694 or email: ms.luana.bass @gmail.com

BARBARA LEILANI HOPU MATEO-KIHANO

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BARBARA
LEILANI HOPU MATEO-KIHANO
Age 69, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away June 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 5, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Barbara was retired from the Navy Public Works Center. She was a member of Na Kupuna O Koolau, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club, and Menehune Marchers.
She is survived by husband, Percy Kihano; daughter, Michele (Anthony) Ostrowski; mother, Esther Hopu; brother, Hiram Hopu, Jr.; sisters, Kuuleiminamina (Richard) Mercado, Leinaala (Bruce) Chamberlin; grand-daughters, Kealaokuupualilia Ostrowski, Leilani Ostrowski.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 29) at St Ann’s Catholic Church; (46-129 Haiku Rd., Kaneohe) Mass 11:45 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Barbara Leilani Hopu Mateo-Kihano

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June 11, 2012
Barbara Leilani Hopu Mateo-Kihano, 69, of Kaneohe, a Navy Public Works Center retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Percy Kihano, daughter Michele Ostrowski, mother Esther Hopu, brother Hiram Hopu Jr., sisters Kuuleiminamina Mercado and Leinaala Chamberlin and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Dixon Yoshihiko Mugiishi

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June 16, 2012
Dixon Yoshihiko Mugiishi of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent at Prudential and Atlas and an Army veteran, died at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Doris, sons Kevin and Dr. Mark and brother Masami. Visitation: 5 p.m Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John “Johnny Boy” Muraki

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JOHN “JOHNNY BOY” MURAKI
Age 53, died on June 15, 2012. St. Louis School Graduate, Military Veteran, and an Avid Fisherman.
Survivors: Parents; James & Lipine Muraki, Son; John Anthony Muraki, Brothers; James “Kimo” Muraki III, Justin Muraki, and Jeffrey Muraki, Sisters; Trina Ann Muraki and Tandra Muraki, Nieces and Nephews.
Private Services

Tsutomu Nakamura

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June 4, 2012
Tsutomu “Tomu” Nakamura, 90, of Aiea, a retired American Mutual Group insurance agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Tsuyuko, son Roy, daughters Esther Ajifu and Ruth Nakamura, brother Richard, sisters Aylene Nabeta and Elsie Asuka and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Tetsuo Oshiro

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June 2, 2012
Thomas Tetsuo Oshiro, 71, of Honolulu, a retired vending facility specialist for the state Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Services for the Blind Branch-Employment Section, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Norma E., daughters Jodi Ann T. Nakaoka and Dr. Shari Ann T. Oshiro, brothers Ken and Henry, sister Kay Belleza and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Maile Y. Pang

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June 13, 2012
Maile Y. “Gram” Pang, 73, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired head PBX operator at Mauna Kea Beach and Hapuna Beach hotels, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George Y.C.; sons Leonard, Jordan, Steven and George Y.K.; brothers Sonny and Albert Yangson; sister Napua Akamu; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Assembly of God Church. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Kenso Sakai

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June 12, 2012
James Kenso “Jimmy” Sakai, 84, of Honolulu, formerly of Washington, D.C., a senior executive for Sen. Daniel Akaka and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence T., daughters Colleen C. and Cheryl N., and brother George Nakagawa. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire.

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Merna Lahela See

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June 3, 2012
Merna Lahela See, 79, of Aiea, a Leong’s Cafe cook, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Burt, Miles and Gary; daughters Victoria Liu, Dani Dee Asuncion and Dawn Gamponia; sister the Rev. Alberta P. Kalama; 27 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Charles E. Pirga Sr.

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May 17, 2012
Charles E. “Uncle Charley” Pirga Sr., 69, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. supervisor and Ewa Lighting Service Inc. licensed electrical contractor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elmyra K.; sons Charles Jr., Ernest and Godwin Sr.; brothers Thaddeus Jr., James and Timothy; sisters Lani Goodman and Stasia Barcelona; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 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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Ruth Ayako Tamanaha

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June 10, 2012
Ruth Ayako Tamanaha, 79, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Seigi; son Lee; brothers James, John and Raymond Oshiro; and sisters Janet Tamashiro, Jane Otoshi and Irene Sakima. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sione Maligi Uta

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June 12, 2012
Sione Maligi Uta, 47, of Kapolei died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Blossom L.; son John A.; daughter Leilani M.A. Paonessa; father Maligi; brothers Leamanaia “Joe,” Ernest M., Maligi S. Jr. and Herman Uta, Darrell Meacham and James Keanu; sisters Brenda M. Uta, Mary Jackson and Fiamaua Taaga; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jane Junko Wakamiya

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May 14, 2012
Jane Junko Wakamiya, 47, of Honolulu, a dental assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Amy M., brother Walden and sister Diane Shinoyama. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jay Akio Yamafuji

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June 11, 2012
Jay Akio Yamafuji, 55, of Waipahu, a Hyatt Regency Hotel massage therapist, died in Aiea. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Miyoko, son Micah, daughter Jaycie, mother Fumiko, brother Guy and sisters Joy Shigemasa and Gay Yamafuji. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Ichiro Yamaguchi

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June 20, 2012
Ichiro Yamaguchi, 89, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Parker Ranch retiree and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Makahalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice K., son Craig K., daughter Dee, brother Saburo, sisters Satoe “Panzy” Miyamoto and Alma Murabayashi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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