Archive for July 8th, 2012

Sylvia Maureen Abernathy

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July 5, 2012
Sylvia Maureen Abernathy, 75, of Holualoa, Hawaii, an advocate for the blind, died. She was born in Morganton, N.C. She is survived by daughters Sherron Rosenberger and Barbara Sangerman, sister Priscilla Watts and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mokuaikawa Church, Kailua-Kona. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii, West Hawaii Chapter.

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DR. GEOFFREY C. ASHTON

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DR. GEOFFREY C. ASHTON
Dr. Geoffrey C. Ashton died suddenly in Honolulu on June 18, 2012. He was born in Croydon, England on July 5, 1925, but spent most of his childhood in Liverpool where he attended the Liverpool Collegiate School and the University of Liverpool. He earned a B.Sc. in Zoology and then went to work for Lever Brothers in Liverpool and a hospital in Birmingham before moving to Canada, where he worked at the Connaught Research Laboratories at the University of Toronto. He soon returned to England to marry Joy Stanley on February 17, 1951 and subsequently took research positions with Glaxo and later the Animal Health Trust. In 1958, Geoff was ready for a new adventure so he sought a position with the Australian government. He was hired, so Joy and Geoff moved their young family to Rockhampton, Australia where he conducted research aimed at developing cattle breeds adapted to tropical climates. In 1960, he earned the first Ph.D. awarded externally by the University of Liverpool, which also awarded him a D.Sc. in 1967 in recognition of excellence in published research.
In 1964, Geoff joined the University of Hawaii as a faculty member in the Department of Genetics, where he worked until retiring in 1997. He was part of the original faculty of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and served as department chair for Genetics for more than 15 years, He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs for the Manoa Campus during the 1970s and continued to serve on various campus committees and work groups after returning to the Genetics department. His international reputation resulted in requests to deliver presentations at professional conferences around the globe.
Geoff never lost his love of travel and, with Joy, visited more than one hundred countries and all seven continents. In retirement, he took leadership roles in the Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu and was an active member of the British Commonwealth Club of Hawaii and in the Zone 12 Photo Club.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joy; daughters Carolyn (David) Gire, Kathryn (Bill) Sthay, Dr. Melinda Ashton (Dr. Ken Perske); son Jon Ashton and daughter-in-law Diane Ashton; grandchildren Julian, Jennifer and Christopher Gire, Adam (Allison) Sthay, Samantha (Sean) Fannon, Scott Perske, and Geoffrey M. and Lindsey Ashton; great-grandson Ashton Sthay. He is also survived by brother Derek H. Ashton, nephew Jeremy and niece Melanie of the U.K
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to the University of Hawaii Foundation at P.O. Box 11720, Honolulu, HI 96828 to benefit the Dr. Geoffrey C. Ashton Memorial Fund at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. No services.

Margaret Jardin Campos

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MARGARET JARDIN CAMPOS
87, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2012 in Bothell, WA after battling Parkinson’s for 22 years.
Margaret was born in Kalaheo, Kauai to Eliza and Caesar Jardin on December 11, 1924. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred O Campos,
and survived by two children, Marquita Moss (Mickey) and Carlos Campos (Christine), 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grand children, and sister Julia McGuire of Denver, Colorado.
Services to be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday July 14th 2012 at St. Ann’s Church 46-129 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu under the direction of Borthwick Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at Hawaiian Memorial. A Mass will also be held at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday July 18th 2012 at Holy Cross Church 2-2370 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, Kauai.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation www.nwpf.org.

Margaret Jardin Campos

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MARGARET JARDIN CAMPOS
87, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2012 in Bothell, WA after battling Parkinson’s for 22 years.
Margaret was born in Kalaheo, Kauai to Eliza and Caesar Jardin on December 11, 1924. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred O Campos,
and survived by two children, Marquita Moss (Mickey) and Carlos Campos (Christine), 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grand children, and sister Julia McGuire of Denver, Colorado.
Services to be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday July 14th 2012 at St. Ann’s Church 46-129 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu under the direction of Borthwick Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at Hawaiian Memorial. A Mass will also be held at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday July 18th 2012 at Holy Cross Church 2-2370 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, Kauai.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation www.nwpf.org.

Robert Marcel Dawson

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June 22, 2012
Robert Marcel Dawson, 64, of Kihei, Maui, an independent contractor, died. He was born in England. He is survived by companion Susan M.L. Woolson and mother Simone Askey. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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EDITH KAIU FUJISHIGE

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EDITH KAIU FUJISHIGE
Age 76, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away June 16, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 19, 1935 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. A retired secretary from Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate. A graduate of Waialua High School Class of ’53.
She is survived by son, Glen “Gangie” (Kathy) Fujishige; daughters, Colleen “Coco” (Roy) Rodrigues, Lisa Chun & Layne Choi; brothers, James (Sachi) Hookala, Charles (Pat) Hookala, Clarence “Maka” Hookala; sisters, Annie (Henry) Silva, Emma Sasaki, Juju (Paul) Hirayama; 13 grand-children; 10 great-grand-children.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (July 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday (July 13) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Gail Hisayo Hara

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June 23, 2012
Gail Hisayo Hara, 69, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth H.; sons Ken Jr., Kerry, Kurt and Kyle; brothers Melvin and Dennis Yamachika; sisters Carol Ishiara and Marian Yamachika; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charles Kupihea Warrington Jr.

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July 1, 2012
Charles Kupihea Warrington Jr., 64, of Panaewa, Hawaii, a retired social worker with Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, Casey Family Programs, Kamehameha Schools and the state, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hedwig N., sons Kupihea and Kinohi, and daughter Kaliko W. Fatafehi. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hilo Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

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GRACE ETSUKO MASHITA

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GRACE ETSUKO MASHITA
-Honolulu
March 19, 1929
to May 30, 2012
Grace was born in the hills behind Lanikai on a farm to Kazuki and Suya Mashita. From seeing the planes fly over her fields during the Japanese attack in 1941 to later traveling the entire world, Grace lived a rich and exciting life. She spent her final years in Honolulu where her long daily walks from the Banyan Tree Plaza took her all around the city.
Grace became a member of the Arthur family (long-time Lanikai/Kailua residents) in 1947 after graduating from McKinley high school. Until her passing she was revered as an honored Mother and Grandmother as well as Auntie to many nieces and nephews.
To everyone she was the finest example of a person who truly “lived aloha”. Mahalo Grace, you enriched and touched so very many lives.
She leaves siblings Katherine, Gladys and Stanley and numerous nieces and nephews. Also mourning her passing are children Philip, Peter, Ann and Mary and many grandchildren and great-rand-children.
A private service will take place in September. Grace will then rest with her family at the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe.

Tony Toshio Miyamoto

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May 27, 2012
Tony Toshio Miyamoto, 77, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Ryan, brother Bobby N. and sisters Dora Y. Oda and Helen T. Oishi. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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LORNA GOO NAHALE

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LORNA GOO NAHALE
Age 80 of Nu’uanu, passed away on June 15, 2012 with her family by her side. Born May 18, 1932 in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt HS .50. Retired word processing supervisor from Pacific Insurance Company. She is survived by husband Donald, sons Keith (Diane), Jeff (Cyn), Kirk (Dian), Guy (Patty), daughter Donni-Rae (Ron) Pang, brother Denis “Jiggie” (Barbara) Goo, sisters Leota Jean (Albert Jr.) Hussey, Helena “Honsey” Chong, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at St. John Vianney Church in Enchanted Lakes on July 12, 2012. Visitation 9:00-11:00 a.m. followed by program and prayer service. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery (Garden of Inspiration). Aloha attire.

Yamane, Alice Matsuko (nee Nemoto)

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YAMANE, ALICE MATSUKO
(NEE NEMOTO)
Of St. Paul, MN passed away suddenly on June 28, 2012. Born January 15, 1927, in Hayward, California, she was one of eight children in the family of Manabu and Shimo Nemoto. After graduation from high school in the Topaz Japanese-American Relocation Camp, she went to Michigan State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. She continued to travel east to Grasslands Hospital in Valhalla, NY for an internship in dietetics. There she met her future husband George Yamane. They married on July 6, 1951. Together they lived on both coasts (Seattle and New Jersey) and in the Midwest (Chicago and Minneapolis), finally retiring in St. Paul in 1994. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George M. Yamane; sisters, Elizabeth Omi and Elaine Nemoto; brothers, George, Harold, and Howard Nemoto; grandson John Nemoto Merrell. Survivors include daughters, Wende O’Brien and Linda Merrell (James); son, David Yamane (Carol); grandchildren Daniel O’Brien (Sara), James O’Brien (Iva), Alison Sanders (Lamar), David Merrell, and Wilson Merrell; five great grandchildren. Alice will be remembered as an elegant, generous and gracious host; a loyal and caring friend, and was proud of and devoted to her family. She was fiercely independent and eager to expand her horizons. With her husband, she traveled to Japan, China, Fiji, Denmark, Germany England, Australia, Egypt, Panama, and the Caribbean. From taking courses at St. Thomas University in her 70s to volunteering at the Science Museum of Minnesota to keeping up with national and local current events, she was always, to the very end of her life, active and engaged with the wider world. A memorial service will be held on Friday July 6th at 10:30am at Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Ave. St. Paul, MN. Arr. Willwerscheid Funeral Home & Cremation (651-228-1006)

Carolina M. Polintang

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June 22, 2012
Carolina M. Polintang, 89, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Kauai Resort housekeeper, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brother Pedro. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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SUSAN MANEJA RACELIS

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SUSAN MANEJA RACELIS
80, formerly of Gardena, CA and Las Vegas, NV, a retiree of Hughes Aircraft Co., died November 21, 2011 in Keller, TX. She was born on July 18, 1931 in Waialua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ben; daughters Sandra Valera, Allyson (Richard) Bara, and Cindy (Bill) Pennington; sisters Judy (Mel) Mirafuentes, Violet (Stan) Ono, and Sheila (Rudy) Tabelisma; brother, Juan Maneja, one granddaughter, Chivonne (Phil) Morris and three great-grandchildren, Victoria, Isabel and Phillip. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Maria Crabb and Norma Nacario; and her first husband, Harry Henderson Valera. Celebration of Life: 1 p.m. Saturday-July 14th, at the Waialua United Church of Christ, 67-174 Farrington Highway, Waialua, Hawaii. Online tributes and condolences on Facebook.com, Susan M. Racelis Profile.

Yoshikazu Yoshino

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June 23, 2012
Yoshikazu Yoshino, 83, of Lahaina died in Las Vegas. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Julie; sons Ben and Owen; brothers Katsuichi Yoshino, and Kameo and Joe Tanaka; sisters Tsuruyo Hoshide, Kikue Kanemote and Kathleen Miyakawa; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Karol Lewis Van Zwalenburg

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June 27, 2012
Karol Lewis Van Zwalenburg, 51, of Paia, Maui, died in Paia. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Keoni R., mother Jay, brother Paul and sister Kim. Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Grace Church, Pukalani, Maui. Donations suggested to Grace Church to continue the sponsorship of the child Karol and Keoni support through World Vision.

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