Archive for June 28th, 2012

ROMUALDO SAOIT ACOSTA

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ROMUALDO SAOIT ACOSTA
Age 76, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 31, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 28, 1935 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from the Double Tree Alana Hotel.
He is survived by wife, Rosario A. Acosta; sons, Jose (Ednalina “Marlyn”) Acosta, Selmar (Shirley) Acosta, Emmanuel Acosta; daughters, Abelina (Francisco) Almachar, Carmenchita Acosta, Zenaida (Esperdion) Ramos, Rizalina Acosta; brothers, Ruperto (Iluminada) Acosta, Dalmacio Acosta, Rodney (Leonida) Acosta Sr., Leodigario (Marita) Acosta; sisters, Juliana (Dodoy) Gattu, Eugenia Bermudez, Apolonia Agarma, Regina (Romy) Mentac, Nena (Alex) Lacar; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (July 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Friday (July 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Albert J. Arbuckle

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June 3, 2012
Albert J. Arbuckle, 78, of Kapolei, a former employee at Familian Northwest (Hawaii Pipe & Supply), died in Kapolei. He was born in Quinlan, Texas. He is survived by wife Sandra “Sandee”; son Sidney; daughters Edna Arbuckle, Jaye Atiburcio, Dawn Smith, Reyne Yamane, Wendee Shigekawa and Skye Mabalot; brother Bobby; sister Estelle Coburn; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Patrick Kamakakealoha-okaopuaokalani Barrionuebo

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May 3, 2012
Patrick Kamakakealohaokao-puaokalani Barrionuebo, 52, of Volcano, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Patricia G. Camacho; brothers Peter, Paul and Raymond; and sisters Annette Barrionuebo-Paik and Ida Harvest. No services.

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Joseph Taipin Budiongan

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June 22, 2012
Joseph Taipin Budiongan, 79, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Celsa; daughter Jocelyn; brothers Ricado, Cirilo and Ireneo; sisters Victoriana Tuba, Gosefina Llano, Dionesia Carnecer, Petra Mangmang and Rosario Abonales; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Honolulu Cosmopolitan Church. Casual attire.

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Wilhelmina Fung Gin Ching

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June 15, 2012
Wilhelmina Fung Gin Ching, 86, of Bremerton, Wash., a homemaker, died in Bremerton. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stacey, Winston, Clifton, Wesley and Terry; and two grandchildren. No services. No flowers.

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Moon Bong Choi

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June 14, 2012
Moon Bong Choi, 52, of Honolulu, a bus driver, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Sun Hae, son Kevin, daughter Heidi, mother Bok Rea and brother Jae Bong. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

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Lawrence Joseph Correa

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June 13, 2012
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Correa, 71, of Waianae, a retired president of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, Local 1, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Celeste; sons Lawrence “Suki” Jr., Daryl and Derek; daughter Marla; hanai son Gilbert; hanai daughter Jamie “Keala” Tactacan; brothers Lawrence Correa Jr. and Stanley Gerardo; sister Nadine Kealamakia; 11 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two hanai grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Betty Marie Dahl

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June 18, 2012
Betty Marie Dahl, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Sears Roebuck sales associate, died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by sons Clifton, Karlton “Ehr-Dee,” Jon “Sudee” and R. “Udee”; daughters Suelyn Kalua, and Maelyn and Joelyn Dahl; brothers Richard and Arthur Kim; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1404 University Ave., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Judith M. Emerson

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June 12, 2012
Judith M. “Judy” Emerson, 67, of Poipu, Kauai, a retired United Airlines flight attendant and psychology professor at Dominguez Hills College in California, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is survived by husband Thomas “Tom”; stepsons Steven, Craig, Jon and Jay; sister Valerie Ventura; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

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EDITHA JUAN FELIPE

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EDITHA JUAN FELIPE
Age 70, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away May 22, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 6, 1941 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A sales associate at 7-Eleven store at Haleiwa.
She is survived by husband, Gerardo Felipe; sons, Darryl (Sergina) Felipe, Gary Felipe; mother, Agueda Felipe Juan; brother, Artemio (Pacencia) Juan, Elmer Juan, Oscar (Noemi) Juan; sisters, Norma (Rico) Lozano, Wilma (Alejandro) Lorenzana; 5 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 6:00 p.m. Sunday (July 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Alice Emiko Fujiuchi

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June 20, 2012
Alice Emiko Fujiuchi, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Ilikai Hotel banquet waitress, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Justin, Jordan and Jon; daughter Joanne; brother Dennis Nakasone; sisters Jane Oshiro and Geri Nakamura; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary T. Halunajan

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June 8, 2012
Mary T. Halunajan, 78, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ho-nolulu. She was born in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Juan Jr. and Ronald, daughter Marilyn Aczon and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Masayo Hirota

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June 17, 2012
Masayo Hirota, 96, of Wahiawa, a retired Shan’s Bakery salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons George and Francis; daughters Jean Okamoto and Nancy Yoshimoto; brother Tadashi Danhara; sisters Haruko Urasaki, Kaneko Ohara, Kazuko Kawachi and Tsurue Hidani; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Matsuko Honda

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June 18, 2012
Matsuko Honda, 92, of Hilo, a retired Frank’s Foods meatpacker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Albert and Russel, daughters Janice Morioka and Majorie Kawaimura, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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James A. Jones

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June 25, 2012
James A. Jones, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by daughters Candi Marie Simpson and Renee A. Chaney, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Services: 4:15 p.m. Monday at the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the USS Missouri Encampment Program.

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Joseph K. Kekahuna

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May 8, 2012
Joseph K. Kekahuna, 76, of Nanakuli, a retired heavy equipment operator and a Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Peter and John, and sisters L.A. Kakalia, Susan Kanewa, Betty Ann Perkins and Beatrice N. Hussey. Private services.

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Yin Wan Ng Lau

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June 14, 2012
Yin Wan Ng Lau, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Fat and Yun, daughter Celina Gun, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services with cremation to follow.

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Kensuke Miyahara

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June 17, 2012
Kensuke “Ken” Miyahara, 96, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired vegetable farmer, died in Ka’u Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hanako; sons Paul and Jon; daughters Dawn Pitton, Jill Marquez, April Luera and Joy Murata; and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Fumio Nagaishi

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June 6, 2012
Fumio Nagaishi, 86, of Honolulu, a pest control retiree for the Air Force in Kadena, Okinawa, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Ruth Nakamoto. Private services.

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Setsuko Oyama

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May 28, 2012
Setsuko Oyama, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Kapiolani Hospital medical social worker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Bradford, daughters Susan Oyama and Ann Nishiyama, sisters Sueko Kimura and Miwako Yorita, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Judith Elaine Wrigley Rossetti

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June 19, 2012
Judith Elaine Wrigley Rossetti, 65, of Hilo, a Hilo Central Fire Station dispatcher, Hawaii County Parks and Recreation accountant and retired Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office accountant, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Lawrence, Mass. She is survived by son Charles, daughter Janene Oamil, numerous hanai children, mother Arlene Wrigley, sister Janet Gonsalves, a grandchild and numerous hanai grandchildren. No services. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or other charity.

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Marie A. Sheldon

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June 18, 2012
Marie A. “Toni” Sheldon, 69, of Kapolei, an attorney, died at home. She was born in Columbus, Ga. She is survived by husband Danny, son Michael McDonald, stepsons Scott and Spencer, stepdaughter Jennifer Montoya, mother Doris, brother Stephen Pouleris, sister Teresa Broom and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Harry Jinyei Shiroma

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June 16, 2012
Harry Jinyei Shiroma, 88, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet H., son Russell R., daughter Noreen N. Chun Shiroma, sister Hazel Yonamine and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Chuneu Song

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June 3, 2012
Chuneu Song, 89, of Mililani, an Army veteran and member of the 5th Regimental Combat Team who served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Rosa, son Larry J., sisters Hong Nang Morita and Naromi Nix, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Maxima Queja Soriano

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June 14, 2012
Maxima Queja “Sima” Soriano, 87, of Honolulu, a Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Thomas; sons Salvador Q., Erwin and Nathan; sisters Luisa Ramirez and Cecilia Eder; hanai sister Maximina Sanchez; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. July 5 at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Sean Shigemi Kainoa Browne Sr.

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June 11, 2012
Sean Shigemi Kainoa Browne Sr., 43, of Kahului, a painter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Vilma, sons Sean Jr. and Beau, daughters Chanel and Savannah, mother Adeline Nikaido, stepfather Masaichi Nikaido and brothers Justin and Jeremy Nikaido. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortu- aries.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Kenneth Kenji Torigoe

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May 2, 2012
Kenneth Kenji Torigoe, 66, of Lihue, a heavy duty mechanic, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Karen; daughters Kimberly and Kellie; and sisters Esther Nakata, Marian Ligsay and Jane Sasahara. Private services.

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VAL TETSUTO TOYAMA

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VAL TETSUTO TOYAMA
Born December 7, 1946 in Honolulu, Val Tetsuto Toyama, age 65, passed away on April 14, 2012 in Renton, Washington.
He was a loving family man, a Vietnam veteran, and an aircraft engineer that loved his old Corvette and Hawaii home.
Val is survived by his wife Nicole Toyama, mother Betty Toyama and families.
There is a 2:00 PM, June 29th, Punchbowl service followed by a reception at the Queen Emma Summer Palace Emmalani Hale.

Monico V. Viernes

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June 15, 2012
Monico V. Viernes, 98, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired sugar industry laborer, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Albina, son Michael, brothers Patrocinio and Adriano, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Albert Kiyoshi Yakabu

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May 24, 2012
Albert Kiyoshi Yakabu, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force electrical engineer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Elaine S., son Kyle S., daughters Sharon Y. Klein and Gwyn C. Loudermilk, brothers James and Gary, sisters Kathleen Nakao and Betty Shimabukuro, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at jHosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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