Archive for July 26th, 2012

BARBARA M. AHIA

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BARBARA M. AHIA
Age 69, of Kahuku, Hawaii, passed away July 12, 2012 in Kailua. Born December 1, 1942 in San Francisco, CA. Barbara was a swimming pool manager at the Kaneohe District Park.
She is survived by husband, Don Ahia; mother, Gerda Barrus of UT; brother, Walter Rodger (Margaret) Barrus of UT.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (August 2) at Kings Cathedral Church; (5740 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu) Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

Charlotte Emiko Amerman

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July 4, 2012
Charlotte Emiko Amerman, 59, of Mililani, a registered nurse at Kaiser Medical Center, died in St. Francis Hospice-Puiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald, daughter Sheree and brother Albert Hino. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road. Services: 5:30 p.m.

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Hazel L. Andrade

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July 20, 2012
Hazel L. Andrade, 86, of Honolulu, a Chaney Brooks employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by grandson and caregiver Todd Calleon, granddaughter and caregiver Stacie Calleon, caregiver Charlene Panoke and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Church, Pali Highway. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert Herbert Arruda

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June 30, 2012
Robert Herbert Arruda, 58, of Kaneohe, a self-employed certified nurse’s assistant and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judilyn, sons Herbert Arruda and Blaine Kelai, daughters Bobbie Teixeira and Joy Arruda, brothers Johnny and Timmy, sister Cindy and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark-mortuary.com.

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Robert Lee Butler

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July 19, 2012
Robert Lee Butler, 90, of Waikiki, a Western Airlines captain, died at home. He was born in Middletown, Ohio. He is survived by wife Antonie “Toni,” son Phil, daughters Gayla Elliot and Cindy Lembke, stepson Mark Pfister and stepdaughter Kay Shearer. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Friday at Waikiki Elks Club. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Catalina Iwalani Cameros

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June 29, 2012
Catalina Iwalani Cameros, 46, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by companion Brian G. Goings; sons Albert, Aaron and Alex; stepson Brian E. Goings; parents Carl and Dana; and sisters Carlana and Marcie Cameros, and Cindy Toalei. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Eleanor Canevali

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July 23, 2012
Eleanor Canevali, 92, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Taxation clerk, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Ralph, brother William Souza, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Avelina P. Castillo

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June 20, 2012
Avelina P. Castillo, 98, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by caregivers Mercy and Del Estaban, and nephew Chris. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Suerte Andrea Mabuti Cotter

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July 14, 2012
Suerte Andrea Mabuti Cotter, 44, of Marina Del Rey, Calif., a UCLA Medical Center administrative care partner, died in Los Angeles. She was born in Marcos Town, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by father Anselmo Mabuti Sr.; mother Magadalena B. Mabuti; brothers Anselmo Jr., Don, Gil, Alex, Rey and Aristotle Mabuti; and sisters Elizabeth Tokushige and Saniata Abellano. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alfred T. Furtado

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July 17, 2012
Alfred T. Furtado, 82, of Honolulu, an artist and an Army veteran, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Leilehua B., son Jeffrey Annon, daughters Bambi Furtado and Wendy Spaulding, sister Carol Marino and a grandchild. Services held. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert Jenko Higa

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July 15, 2012
Robert Jenko Higa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired elevator adjuster at Otis Elevator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Clyde and Scott; daughters Charlene Higa, Carolyn Roscoe, Cindy Baptista and Maeva Mamiya; brothers Zensuke, George, Richard, Harry, Ronald and Michael; sisters Mabel Higa, Alice Howe and Lorene Ono; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Gwendolyn Leinaala Joseph

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June 24, 2012
Gwendolyn Leinaala Joseph, 79, of Honolulu died in Lunalilo Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Sniffen Jr., Whitney Sr. and Jonathan Sr.; daughters Gwendolyn Kurahara and Annette White; hanai daughter Debbie Aki; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen’s Church. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Samuel G.K. Ah Nee Jr.

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July 13, 2012
Samuel G.K. Ah Nee Jr., 75, of Kaneohe, a city Refuse Division superintendent at the Kailua yard and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wendell and Branden; daughters Donna Tanouye, Wanda Ah Nee, Pamela Ah Nee-Sua and Wendy Kahumoku; hanai daughter Denny-Jean Baylor; mother Jennie; brother David; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Hoohuli Jr.

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July 21, 2012
Joseph “Sonny” Hoohuli Jr., 81, of Nanakuli, a heavy-equipment operator at Grace Pacific and Kaiser Cement, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emma; sons George and Issac Hoohuli, Harrison Brown, and James and Justin Woosley; daughters Christine Hayes, Charlene and Kulani Hoohuli, April Apo, Robyn Nahulu, Rosie Maestas-Hoohuli, Harriet Briones, Airleen Lucero, Sherleen Woosley and Hallie Mae Robello; brothers Josiah “Black” and William; sister Mabel “Lin Choy”; 43 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Nanakuli. Services: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 1:30 p.m. at Depots Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Clare Hunt Kasher

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June 28, 2012
Clare Hunt Kasher, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii collector, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert J. “Bob,” brothers Rubert and Greg Hunt, sisters Debbie Hunt Nordstrom and Naomi Hunt Martin, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Hearts Academy Chapel, 3253 Waialae Ave., Honolulu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Andrew Kay Joe Kim

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July 12, 2012
Andrew Kay Joe Kim, 82, of Honolulu, formerly of Kalihi Valley, a retired Foremost Dairies driver and salesman and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Theresa K.S., sons Andrew and Anthony, daughter Anna, sister Margaret Chiu and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Parish, 1701 Wilder Ave. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Betty Toshiye Matsushima

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June 27, 2012
Betty Toshiye Matsushima, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Resort Inc. retail salesperson, died in Islands Hospice Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lynette A. Liu, Sharon M. Shigemoto, Janice E. Dawson and Sandra M. Matsushima; brothers Tadashi, Henry and Walter Konishi; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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John Justin Medeiros

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July 13, 2012
John Justin Medeiros, 83, of Kailua, a retired state legislator, a Realtor and an Army veteran, will be remembered in a Mass 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Parish, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gloria T., son Dwaine, daughters Pamela Steir and Cindy Maser, sisters Florence Puana and Rose Fryer, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Eulogy: 6:30 p.m.

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VICENTE “CENTE” MENDOZA

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VICENTE “CENTE”
MENDOZA
Age 79, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away June 30, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 27, 1932 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Moana Surf Rider Hotel, Waikiki.
He is survived by spouse, Erlinda Mendoza; daughters, Emelda (Amos) Lapointe, Erlinda (Rolando) Viado, Virginia (Rolly) Gano; son, Lorenzo (Norma) Mendoza; 14
grandchildren; 7 great-grand-children; brothers, Pedro (Seniang) Mendoza, Sotero (Lapaz) Mendoza, Rosendo (Lilia) Mendoza, Sonny (Gaudencia) Mendoza; sister, Leonarda Ramil.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (July 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (August 1) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temple Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ramona Aviles Mercado

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July 14, 2012
Ramona Aviles Mercado, 81, of Waianae, a retired Kapiolani Hospital housekeeper, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randall and Matthew; daughter Delailah Kahler; brothers George Fraticelli, and Joseph and Raymond Aviles; sisters Mary Hosino, Louise Ray and Judy Ortner; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Yuri Nakamura

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June 2, 2012
Yuri Nakamura, 96, of Waipahu died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Stanley, daughter Joyce Tanaka, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Hideo Nimori

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June 25, 2012
Hideo Nimori, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Moiliili Store meat cutter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Dorothy, daughters Jeanne Omaye and Gail Kawahara, brothers Shiro and Joseph, sister Nancy Nishimiya, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Lance Isao Okasaki

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June 9, 2012
Lance Isao Okasaki, 50, of Makaha, a tile setter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Florence “Ala” Campos, sons Jason D.I. Asuncion and Lance I. Okasaki Jr., daughters Ashley T. Avilla and Alayna S. Okasaki, father Leslie M., mother Fay J. Soares, sisters Lynn Y. Phelps and Kim Dahl, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Bounchanh Phanthavong

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July 19, 2012
Bounchanh Phanthavong, 81, of Honolulu, a retired landscaper and a veteran of the Laotian military, died. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Sio; sons Khampheng, Konseng and Somsack Phanthavong, and Syce Love; daughters Sinh and Noy Phanthavong, and Nikcole Kobashigawa; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Luana Estrilita Yee Poong

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July 14, 2012
Luana Estrilita Yee Poong, 50, of Kaneohe, a 7-Eleven cashier and employee in Stadium Kmart’s sporting and toy departments, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Hyrum K. Jr.; sons Hyrum K. III and Hyatt K.; daughters Rumana K., Rumunique K. and Rumalynn K.; brother Duane Casuga; sisters Valerie Clay and Danita L. Garcia; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. today at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 45-150 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Services: 7:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Barbarajean T. Rutsch

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July 20, 2012
Barbarajean T. “BJ” Rutsch, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Punahou School secretary, died in Hiolani Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Peter; daughters Robin R. Beasley, Wendy D.R. Roberts and Catherine “Katie” Lowrey; brother Colburn Tuttle; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. Private inurnment.

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Margaret Hanako Sakai

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July 3, 2012
Margaret Hanako Sakai, 77, of Las Vegas, a retired Honolulu Police Department dispatcher, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dean and Dale; daughter Kay Agustin; brothers Harry and Ronald Igarashi, and James Hamada; sisters June Kuwabara and Gladys Hamada; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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