Archive for July 9th, 2012

Hilbert Eugene Bender

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June 16, 2012
Hilbert Eugene “Hib” Bender, 80, of Kailua, a retired Liberty House director of presentation and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in RapidCity, N.D. He is survived by wife Leona; sons Brent, Barclay and Reed; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life:10 a.m. July 21 at Kailua Beach Park Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Antonette Kieiokalewa Birano

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June 17, 2012
Antonette Kieiokalewa Birano, 65, of Honolulu, a retired Bishop Estate and Kamehameha Schools cashier, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William “Billy” and Arthur “Lance”; stepsons Raymond and Tony; sisters Lani Schiro, Betty Addington, Lorraine Pa and Emily Fuller; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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L. Elise Boardman

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June 20, 2012
L. Elise Boardman, 60, of Honolulu, a registered nurse, died. She was born in North Carolina. She is survived by brother William C. and sisters Sarah Sutherland, Julie Coelho and Elena Smith. Celebration of life and potluck: 3 p.m. Saturday at Ala Moana Beach Park, west end. Bring chairs. Casual “beach park” attire. No flowers.

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Robert E. Bonner

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June 25, 2012
Robert E. Bonner, 77, of Kailua, an FBI retiree and an Army veteran, died in Hospice Hawaii, Kailua. He was born in Mississippi. He is survived by wife Judith A., daughters Terri Lynn Lammers and Tammi Perez, stepson Chip Gillin, stepdaughter Christine Joseph, brother Chris and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817; call 924-9255 or after hours 945-1101; or visit hospicehawaii.org/support/donate.

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Edith Kaiu Fujishige

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June 16, 2012
Edith Kaiu Fujishige, 76, of Haleiwa, a retired Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by son Glen “Gangie”; daughters Colleen “Coco” Rodrigues and Lisa Chun; brothers James, Charles and Clarence “Maka” Hookala; sisters Annie Silva, Emma Sasaki and Juju Hirayama; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Richard Ricardo Galeng

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June 21, 2012
Richard Ricardo Galeng, 63, of Kaneohe, a Nursery Associates retiree, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Richard Jr. and Farin; brothers Wayne Sr., Warren and Leon Jr.; and mother Anne Oshiro. Services:11 a.m. Saturday at Kualoa Regional State Park. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Thomasine D. Higa

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May 31, 2012
Thomasine D. “Tammy” Higa, 67, of Mililani, a former manager at See’s Candies at Pearlridge Center and a tour escort at Hawaiian Adventures, died in San Gabriel, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne Z.; son Keith; daughter Michelle; brothers Jackie, Christian Sr., Crandall and Robert “Bob” Jr. Chang; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Tay Kwee HuanYee

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April 26, 2012
Tay Kwee HuanYee, 79, of Waialae, a Yee Travel owner and proprietor, died in Kahala Nui. She was born in Singapore. She is survived by sons Matthew, Terry, Robert and Patrick; brothers Cheow Seng and Woo Seng Tay; sisters Hung Whee and Hung Miang Tay, Yam Tay Wang and Lee Tay Fei. Private services.

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Robert Edward Hutto

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June 28, 2012
Robert Edward Hutto, 76, of Honolulu, an engineer and a Navy retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in South Carolina. He is survived by companion Lily and stepsons Greg and Wayne Pangacian. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Frances Kim Yuk Imamura

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April 22, 2012
Frances Kim Yuk “PilialohaPoinaole” Imamura, 64, of Mililani, a retired Department of Education educator at Wahiawa Elementary School, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Dennis F.; sons Gavan and Ryan; mother Leimomi Medeiros; brothers Elmer “Joey,” Marvin “Bully”and Issac Ching; and four grandchildren. Graveside services:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head MemorialPark.

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Samuel A.L. Kam

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June 15, 2012
Samuel A.L. “Chuku” Kam, 86, of Punaluu, a former general foreman at Hawaiian Dredging and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jo Anne; son Samuel “Sonny Boy”; daughters Mori “Poopsie” and Gail Kam, Dana Kealoha, Lori “Howie” Schamerhorn and Susan Talero; brothers Ernest “Kaimi” and Edward “Ah Mun”; sisters Lily “Honey,” Marcia “Makela” and Margaret Kam, Nancy Naki and Eleanora Chun; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. July 16 in Punaluu.

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Barbara Ann Kela

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June 28, 2012
Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Kela, 69, of Hilo, a maintenance worker at C.W. Maintenance and an employee at the former KFC in downtown Hilo, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard L. Sr., son Richard L. Jr., brother Herbert Sweeney, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Francine K. Kurosawa

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July 3, 2012
Francine K. Kurosawa, 69, of Wailuku, a Maui Beach & Maui Palms Hotel food and beverage manager, and Hale Makua activities director, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Roy; sons James K., Jerome K. “Jay” and Jarrad K. Kalua; daughter Jill L. Kalua; sister Jill Nemoto; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Eulogy: 6 p.m. Services to follow. Cremation to follow services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Carl Mailani “Sonny” Lorenz

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CARL MAILANI “SONNY” LORENZ
1925 – 2012
Age 87, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2012 with his beloved wife at his side. Born in Honolulu, Carl attended Roosevelt High School and joined his father’s trade as a welder at Pearl Harbor, where he witnessed the devastation of December 7, 1941. He served in the Army and retired as a life insurance general agent.
Carl found joy in the simple things; he loved and respected the ocean. As a father he loved and nurtured by example, showing his joy of life with humor and warm affection. He taught his children the meaning of honor, respect, and the ethics of hard work. He warmed the hearts of everyone he met and always had a song in his heart and on his lips. He befriended many at the Marco Polo, Central Union Church ADHC, Franciscan ADC, Atkinson Y and the 24-Hour Fitness.
Upon retirement, he and his wife traveled on cruises, creating some of their fondest memories of their life together. He spent the last years at home in the devoted care of his wife, where he knew love, peace, humor, joy, security and good food.
He is survived by wife Sylvia, son Charles Lorenz; daughters, Andrea von Lossberg, Lucinda, Jane and Mary Lorenz; five siblings, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, July 13, at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation 10 a.m., service 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Carl Mailani Lorenz

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June 25, 2012
Carl Mailani “Sonny” Lorenz, 87, of Honolulu, an American Fidelity Life Insurance Co. general agent and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sylvia K.; son Charles R.; daughters Andrea L. von Lossberg, and Lucinda A., Jane M. and Mary L. Lorenz; brother Jim; sisters Dorothea West, Myrtle McNees, Marion Catto and Mabel Saffery; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Wilbert Cabagbag Lozano

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July 1, 2012
Wilbert Cabagbag Lozano, 36, of Honolulu, a warehouse manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Willie Sr., mother Elvie C., brother Willie Jr. and sister Mary Ann. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ann Elizabeth Blanchart Magoon

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July 2, 2012
Ann Elizabeth Blanchart Magoon, 78, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jerry; daughters Wendy Rose, Juliette Magoon-Costa and Stephanie Magoon-Dwyer; sister Gladys Esposito; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:9 a.m. Saturday at Hualalai Academy Bridge Club in Kona. Visitation:11 a.m. July 16 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Kailua. Services:noon. Inurnment to follow at HawaiianMemorialPark. Casual and aloha attire.In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Family Support Services of West Hawaii.

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Taeko Sanekane Maki

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June 26, 2012
Taeko Sanekane Maki, 78, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired anthurium exporter, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahoa,Hawaii. She is survived by sons Aaronand Neal. Visitation:3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:4 p.m.

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Fumie Miyahira

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June 27, 2012
Fumie “Alice” Miyahira, 87, of Pearl City, a former proprietor of Miya’s Chevron Service, died. She was born in Wailua, Kauai. She is survived by son Glenn, daughters Irene Inafuku and Joyce Tapia-Miyahira, sister Betty Anderson, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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George E. Okayama

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June 1, 2012
George E. Okayama, 82, of Honolulu, a retired accountant and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Eleanor T.; son Judd; brothers Kusato, Jack and Wally; and sisters Hatsune Hirano, Sakiko Nishimura and Berlye Yamaki. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi GardenMortuary. Services:11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

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Pearl Gee Jun Park

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June 9, 2012
Pearl Gee Jun Park, 86, of Waipahu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stephen Wong and Aaron Park, daughter Judy, brother Harvey Choy and two grandchildren. Private services.

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EMILIO BIO RESPICIO

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EMILIO BIO RESPICIO
Age 78, of Kunia, Hawaii, passed away May 30, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born October 12, 1933 in Calumbaya, Dolores, Abra. Retired from Del Monte Fresh Produce and he also was employed at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in Kunia.
He is survived by wife, Nena P. Respicio; son, Danilo (Yolanda) Respicio; daughters, Esperanza (Fred) Peria, Alma (Robert) Ariota; 10 grand-children; 1 great-grand-daughter; brother, Arsenio Respicio; sister, Dominga Wilson.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (July 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (July 14) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; (1403 California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Alice Yadao Ringor

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July 2, 2012
Alice Yadao Ringor, 86, of Wahiawa, a retired school custodian, died in Kapolei. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Calixto; sons Dennis, Anthony and Steven; daughter Louella Robertson; and sister Narcissa Strohlin. Services pending. Donations suggested to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

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Mary Theresa Samson

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May 18, 2012
Mary Theresa Samson, 67, of Honolulu, a Liberty House retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Felician G., brothers Michael and Mark, sister Patricia Thorbs and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:45 a.m. Casual attire.

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Maxine Clare Sandison

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June 30, 2012
Maxine Clare Sandison, 92, of Kailua, a retired public health official for the Hawaii territorial Board of Health and the state Department of Health, died in Kailua. She was born in Utica, N.Y. She is survived by son Ian L. and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Titan and Takoa Segovia

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June 13, 2012
Titan and Takoa Segovia, infant twin sons of Eddie and Hoku E. of Kailua, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. They were born in Honolulu. They are also survived by brothers Taz-Micah, Temahana and Toanui O Te Atua; and grandparents Thomas and Cindy Eulitt, Richard and Lydia Cabrera, Ivan Kong and Edward Chow. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Lawrence SegundoJavillonar

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June 11, 2012
Lawrence Segundo “Dizzy” Javillonar, 63, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii Preparatory Academy maintenance worker, died in NorthHawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Leon Jr. and Manuel, and sisters Maria Aina, Sarah Javillonar and Madeline Corpuz. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass:10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Luncheon to follow.

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Elena Sorei

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June 20, 2012
Elena Sorei, 84, of Ainaloa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. She is survived by sons Thomas, Gonzaka, Wrecks, David and Hermes Sorcy, and Atanasio and John Sorei; daughters Michaela Likiche, Lucia Sorei and Tarsy Lucas; brother Otto Mwareiwy; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. All-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at the family residence in Ainaloa. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Hearts. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Alexander Keonaokalani Amina Sr.

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June 21, 2012
Alexander Keonaokalani “Mona” Amina Sr., 83, of Hilo, a resident manager at Kokea Gardens Condominium in Honolulu, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Alexander “Tykie” Jr., Russell and Shane; daughters Jolyn Jean “Kini” Caingles, Lynette Amina and Tanya New; brothers Frederick, Edward, Thomas, James and Stuart; sisters Jacqueline Rapoza, Lillian Bargamento, Peggy Fukuhara, Wilma Villanueva, Melva Chung-Hoon, Ellen May Naeole and Michele Riley; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Haili Church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Shinami Tanji

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June 26, 2012
Shinami Tanji, 91, of Kaneohe, a state retiree, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael, daughters Georgia Matsuda and Karen Kinney, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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