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Leonard Alesna

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July 4, 2012
Leonard Alesna, 52, of Lanikai, a retired city employee and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leslie Chambers-Alesna; parents Larry Sr. and Lucy; brothers Larry Jr. and Michael; and sisters Debbie Morazinni, Frances Spangler, Charlene Alford and Margaret Alesna. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the family home, 118 Onekea Drive, Lanikai. Casual attire.

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HILGUND BUCKY

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HILGUND BUCKY
1924 – 2012
Founder “Hildgund at Dawkins Benny Jewelers”
Hildgund Bucky, affectionately known as “Hildy” a long time resident of Honolulu for over six decades, peacefully passed away in her home on July 19, 2012 at the age of 88. Hildgund was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany on July 13, 1924. She started her education in jewelry and design, in Vienna and Mannheim. The art schools were closed until the end of the war, so the only chance of completing her education was to attend the trade school in Kaiserslautern at the Masters of Jewelry. In 1944 she graduated with a degree as a journeyman goldsmith in the midst of air raids.
After the war she worked at the American Red Cross in a resort town where the soldiers had R and R activities including arts and crafts. She had her tools and the family sterling she rescued from her home that was destroyed in the bombings. She used the silver to make rings for the soldiers with their initials and traded a carton of cigarettes for a ring. At that Red Cross she met and fell in love with her first husband, Arthur Joseph Weeks, a handsome Hawaiian soldier. They married on August 28, 1948 and with nerve, courage and some trepidation she started her journey to Hawaii.
Fortunately soon after arriving in Hawaii she was able to get employment at McKinley High School teaching an evening class in arts and crafts and textile painting. Hildgund traveled to Lanai once every two weeks to conduct a three hour class. She also had a home workbench made by her father-in-law and worked for Gump’s until the store closed. Then she found full time employment at Ming’s. At that time Ming’s only worked with ivory and sterling silver. Her boss, Mr. Moon got some pearls, jade and gave her carte blanc to created rings, earrings, and broaches in 14K gold. After seven years she began a fascination with black coral and used it with the pearls and jade in rings and pins.
While still working at Ming’s in 1959 her husband, Arthur, died in a drowning accident at the age of 33 leaving Hildgund with two little girls, Malulani and Laola.
She went to work for Maui Divers and after several years there, she opened a small shop in the Merchandise Mart Building in downtown Honolulu, known as Hildgund of Hawaii with her partner and fellow war bride Edith Park. She married Jack Zukerkorn during this time and had a son, Alan in 1964. She divorced Jack after four years and continued to build her business.
She purchased the Dawkins & Benny Co., established in 1873, in 1969 and renamed it “Hildgund at Dawkins Benny.” They had contracts with Hawaiian Telephone Co., many local businesses and schools for service pins and rings. She also made the Hawaiian bracelets, rings and Hawaiian Coat of Arms jewelry. Her clientele were primarily kamaaina. She had her workbench alongside five other jewelers at the store where she created her one of kind designs. Her specialty was redesigning old jewelry into unique, modern pieces. Customers would come in and explain what they wanted and she would draw it on paper for them. From there she would create her master pieces.
When Hildgund met Carl Bucky in 1977, she asked him to help her expand the company. They were married in 1982. Together they built a business that had five stores and an international reputation. They were partners in love, life and business. Hildgund retired in 1995 and in their semi-retirement they traveled the world many times over looking for Colored Gem. Carl died in 2002. Hildgund at Dawkins Benny is still operating in 6 locations in Hawaii. She continued to live in their apartment with occasional trips to visit her daughters in California and family in Europe.
A loving mother and Omi, she is survived by her daughters Malulani Eccleshall, Laola Simmons, and son Alan Zukerkorn; grandchildren Kalei, Keaka, Samantha and Asher; great grandchildren Kamea, Mahina and Ryder.
Hildgund was a gracious lady who cared deeply for the Hawaiian people, their culture and history. She supported The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace. She first saw the palace after the war while being occupied by the military. It was her dream to see it returned to its original stature.
Her kindness, integrity, courage, and compassion will be remembered by everyone who knew her. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Special thanks caregivers Gerhild Daida, Herta McGuire, Sue Gulledge, Nettie Tamale and Kim Rodriguez who provided such loving care to our mother for many years and to Bristol Hospice, Dr. Brett Flynn, Michelle Apana-Sargent, RN, and Mary Jane Miguel, CNA for providing excellent hospice care during the last eight months.
The memorial service and mass will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 North School St. Visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. mass at 11:00 a.m., burial to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends, please join us at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate Hildgund’s life with a champagne toast at Hildgund Jewelry of Hawaii at the Kahala Resort.
Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to Hildgund’s favorite charities, Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace – Honolulu, The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace and the Alzheimer’s Association – Aloha Chapter.

CHIA-LING CHANG

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CHIA-LING CHANG
July 25, 2012
Chia-Ling Chang, 85 of Honolulu died in Honolulu.
She was born in Shanghai China, one of six children born to Shing-Tze and Kuo Pu Lee Chang. She earned a scholarship to Smith College in Massachusetts, obtained her degree, and went on to complete graduate school at the University of Oxford, England. She returned to the United States to begin her lifelong career as an educator, starting at the University of California Los Angeles Lab School. She later moved to Hawaii to teach at the University of Hawaii Manoa Lab School, and also ran a program on the Waianae Coast for 17 years, teaching Hawaiian children to read and write. In her commitment to helping others advance their education, she supported the Summer Student Research Program and many charitable organizations focused on advancing education and care.
She is survived by her brothers Chia-chin, of Chatsworth, California, and Chia-hsi and Chia-jui, both of Shanghai, China.
Private scattering of ashes. Contributions to keep her good work ongoing can be made to Chia-Ling Chang Endowment Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation.

Kwai Fong Choy

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KWAI FONG CHOY
Dr. Kwai Fong Choy passed away peacefully surrounded by those who loved him; his wife, children and siblings on July 17th, 2012 in Honolulu at the age of 81 after a 10 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii on June 17, 1931, the 2nd youngest of nine.
Kwai Fong was most known for being the founder and owner of Kapalama Pet Hospital and later Waipio Pet Clinic. He practiced veterinary medicine from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. Over the years, he worked with and trained dozens of veterinarians, vets-to-be and interacted with thousands of clients. He was very cordial, polite, good-natured, humorous and easy-going in his demeanor and was popular for his caring bedside manner. Kwai Fong gave back to the community by visiting local schools and talking to students about becoming a veterinarian. He was an occasional guest veterinarian on the KHON 2 morning TV kid’s show, “Romper Room” with Miss Robin.
Kwai Fong had many different enjoyments in the later part of his life. Besides spending time with his wife, kids, and later grandkids, he enjoyed playing tennis, ping pong, watching Rainbow Volleyball and Football, professional tennis on TV. He enjoyed traveling with the family on trips to the mainland, internationally, and later cruises to Alaska, Mexico, and the Hawaiian Islands. He loved the holidays, seafood, and was proud of his Chinese heritage.
He is survived by his wife, Constance of 57 years; sons: David (Jo-Ann) Choy, and Douglas (Beth) Choy; daughters: Shari (Guy) Okazaki, Tracy Tycer; grandchildren: Kara and Laura Okazaki, Sarah and Jonathan Tycer, brother: Kwai Tin (Jocelyn) Choy, sister: Lai Yung Kam, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary-Makai Chapel on Friday, August 17, 2012. Visitation: 9am-11am, Services: 11am-12pm. Burial: 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire, no flowers please.

Kwai Fong Choy

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KWAI FONG CHOY
Dr. Kwai Fong Choy passed away peacefully surrounded by those who loved him; his wife, children and siblings on July 17th, 2012 in Honolulu at the age of 81 after a 10 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii on June 17, 1931, the 2nd youngest of nine.
Kwai Fong was most known for being the founder and owner of Kapalama Pet Hospital and later Waipio Pet Clinic. He practiced veterinary medicine from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. Over the years, he worked with and trained dozens of veterinarians, vets-to-be and interacted with thousands of clients. He was very cordial, polite, good-natured, humorous and easy-going in his demeanor and was popular for his caring bedside manner. Kwai Fong gave back to the community by visiting local schools and talking to students about becoming a veterinarian. He was an occasional guest veterinarian on the KHON 2 morning TV kid’s show, “Romper Room” with Miss Robin.
Kwai Fong had many different enjoyments in the later part of his life. Besides spending time with his wife, kids, and later grandkids, he enjoyed playing tennis, ping pong, watching Rainbow Volleyball and Football, professional tennis on TV. He enjoyed traveling with the family on trips to the mainland, internationally, and later cruises to Alaska, Mexico, and the Hawaiian Islands. He loved the holidays, seafood, and was proud of his Chinese heritage.
He is survived by his wife, Constance of 57 years; sons: David (Jo-Ann) Choy, and Douglas (Beth) Choy; daughters: Shari (Guy) Okazaki, Tracy Tycer; grandchildren: Kara and Laura Okazaki, Sarah and Jonathan Tycer, brother: Kwai Tin (Jocelyn) Choy, sister: Lai Yung Kam, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary-Makai Chapel on Friday, August 17, 2012. Visitation: 9am-11am, Services: 11am-12pm. Burial: 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire, no flowers please.

Corazon Pumaras Dela Cruz

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July 17, 2012
Corazon Pumaras Dela Cruz, 57, of Honolulu, a Fiesta Mart cashier, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Syrylle J.; father Bernabe Sr.; brothers Rogelio, Charito, Elnor, Mario and Bernabe Jr.; and sisters Carmelita O’Callaghan, Lorenza Martinez, and Lourdes and Merly Dela Cruz. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist, Kalihi. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Donald Roy Dawson

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DONALD ROY DAWSON
On Saturday, July 21, 2012, Donald Roy Dawson passed peacefully at Imperial Point Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. He was 90 years old.
Don, also known to his grandchildren as “Tutu,” was born August 7, 1921 in Hamilton Ontario, Canada, only child to mother Margaret Hannah O’Connor and father Roy Elgin Dawson.
A child of the Depression Era, Don joined the Canadian Army at 18 and served proudly in the Canadian Intelligence Corp throughout the European Theatre of World War II.
Honorably discharged at 24, Don fast-tracked his 8th grade education and, by the time he was 30, earned his high school diploma, a bachelor’s degree in Political Economics from McMaster University and a master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Toronto.
In 1956, Don married Beadie Leina’ala Kanahele at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu. They had four beautiful children together and lived five decades in Nu’uanu Valley.
In 1967, Don was named Hawai’i’s Small Businessman of the Year by one of his mentors, Governor John A. Burns. Don worked as an advertising and marketing executive and trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He established Hawai’i’s first hardwood logging, sawmill and pallet plant operation; a prepaid legal insurance company; and helped launch a successful environmental engineering firm.
Longtime member and lay reader of the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu; member of The Pacific Club for 46 years; lifelong Rotarian and founder of Metropolitan Rotary Club of Honolulu and member of the Rotary Club of John Knox Village in Pompano Beach Florida. Don was proud of his Scottish heritage and wore his clan’s colors proudly on numerous occasions.
He is survived by his former wife of 50 years, Beadie Kanahele Dawson; daughter Victoria Lani Arena; daughter Kathryn Malia Song (husband Alan Song M.D.); daughter Donne Dawson; and son Christopher Dawson; grandson Theron Keahi Arena; grandaughters Kylie Malia Arrell; Leina’ala Song; Alana Kanahele Song; and great grand-daughter Khloe Arrell.
Private services will be held on August 7 which would have been Don’s 91st birthday. Donations in Memory of Don Dawson can be made to “The Desmond Tutu Outreach Fund” c/o The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813.
“Good Night Sweet Prince; and Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest.”

Eunice Frances Fusae Forster

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April 10, 2012
Eunice Frances Fusae Forster, 91, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Karland brother Herbert Nishimoto. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery on Hawaii island. Additional information for an obituary printed April 16.

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Mabel Medeiros Freitas

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July 16, 2012
Mabel Medeiros Freitas, 88, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Charles N., daughters Betty Freitas and Geraldine Rivera, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church,94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Judy Kama Hart

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June 10, 2012
Judy Kama Hart, 68, of Waimanalo, an H&R Block senior tax adviser and military morale, welfare and recreation manager, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jerry, daughter Jodie, brothers Herman and William Kama, sisters Josephine Lau and Jewel Purdy, and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Mass:10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Kainoa Beach Park, Waimanalo.

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Toshio Ichinotsubo

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TOSHIO ICHINOTSUBO
Toshio Ichinotsubo, 83, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on July 2, 2012. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. A retired Parts Manager of Shelly Motors, he is survived by his wife Frances; children Ivy Miyasaki (Kent), Lance (Mikki) and Cindy Kishi (Cavin); six grandchildren, two great grandchildren; brothers Roger and Carl Ichino, and sisters Yoshiko Nishihara and Yuriko Sugioka. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012, at 12:40 p.m. at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Alejandro Andres Jr.

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July 21, 2012
Alejandro Andres Jr., 76, of Maui, a Kapalua Bay Hotel kitchen utility retiree, died in Laoag City, Philippines. He was born in Laoag City. He is survived by sons Edwin, Gilbert, Clevin and Garner; daughters Marilyn A. Sioco, Feliza Duque, Carina Taylan and Neric Ines; mother Susana D.C.; brothers Amancio, Lucas and Ernesto Sr.; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary Chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Jiyoji Kaneshiro

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July 11, 2012
Jiyoji Kaneshiro, 91, of Kaaawa, a retired heavy-equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging, died in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons Eugene and Reuben, daughter Charlotte, brothers Masa and Shigeru, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Timothy Wee Kauhane

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July 13, 2012
Timothy Wee Kauhane, 52, of Honolulu, a journeyman floor layer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Timothy “Kaipo,” Matthew and Abraham; daughters Shannon Averett, Momi Kauhane-Malrey and Rebekah Kauhane; mother Roselani Hall; brothers Gaylord Nishimura, and Gaylen and Stanton Kauhane; sisters Ruth Faafiti, and Williet, Juliet and Anne Kauhane; stepbrothers Henry, Richard and Lincoln DeVincent; stepsister Cecilia DeVincent; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ramil Musngi Mangubat

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July 24, 2012
Ramil Musngi Mangubat, 17, of Kapolei, a Kapolei High School student, will be remembered at a Mass 4 p.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by parents Raoul G. and Emilda H., brother Ryan and grandparents Erlinda Mangubat and Lilia Musngi. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at the church. Cremation to follow services. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jussaswalla, Meheroo

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JUSSAWALLA, MEHEROO
Economist, Prescient Scholar of the Information Age
Meheroo Jussawalla, (1923-2012) was a respected scholar, college professor, university administrator and researcher both in Hyderabad, India and Hononlulu, Hi,at the EWC and UH and at Nizam College, Women’s College, the Osmania University College of Arts and Sciences, Wharton School of Economics, at St. Mary’s College, MD, Hood College, MD, Osaka, University and elsewhere. She had a distinguished career at the East West Center for 35 years publishing and bringing in grants unparalleled. She is survived by a daughter, Feroza Jussawalla and grandson, Hormuzdiyar Henry Dasenbrock. She published 15 books and over 100 articles on what came to be known as “information economics”. In 1998: a “Festschrift,” was published in her honor. In 1995, she was named Emerita Research Fellow in Telecommunications. A founder of the Pacific Telecommunications Council she played a leadership role for nearly 35 years, where she received a distinguished service award and has a prize named after her. She loved Hawaii and was dedicated to the State, her community and civic and religious organizations. Several Hawaii politicians, Senators Daniel Inouye, Mazie Hirono, Akaka, recognized her contributions. A Zoroastrian, she believed in peace and unity of religious beliefs. She was a faithful member of Unity, Diamond Head. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m., at Unity Church, Diamond Head Circle where all who knew her are invited to come and share their memories and tributes. Please visit our online guestbook for Meheroo at www.remembertheirstory.com

GEORGE EICHI MIURA

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GEORGE EICHI MIURA
Age 78, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away July 10, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born January 30, 1934 in Waialua, Hawaii. A retired planner with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Previously worked for Aloha and Lockheed Aircraft Companies. He also served in the U.S. Airforce as a technical instructor.
He is survived by wife, Betty Fusae Miura; son, Shane (Donna) Miura; daughter, Stephanie (Randy) Funakoshi; sister, Sachiko (Kiyoshi) Kato; brother, Masaru (Reiko) Hirano; 5 grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (August 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Florence Kazuko Miyashiro

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July 14, 2012
Florence Kazuko Miyashiro, 84, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kauai High School teacher, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by son Gary, daughters Stephanie and Laura L., brother Michael Nagano and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michael Leopold Montpetit

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July 15, 2012
Michael Leopold Montpetit, 58, of Waianae, a U.S. government transportation worker and a Navy veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Queens, N.Y. He is survived by daughter Brenda; brothers Paul, Robert and Stephen; sister Suzanne Mann; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Alfred J. Pachico

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July 22, 2012
Alfred J. Pachico, 54, of Kahului, a Hyatt Regency Maui maintenance department employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Agaga Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughter Melanie; brothers Laudinio “Ludy” and Bartolome Jr.; sisters Carmelita Mayer, Gloria Fernandez, Mercy Lebag and Margie Pachico; his child’s mother Merlie Valdez, and her son, Frederick Domingo; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Lunch to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Paul Thong Huy Pham

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July 31, 2012
Paul Thong Huy Pham, 36, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Melissa; father Dinh; mother Ky; brothers Cuong, Dat, Tien and Thanh; and sister Trinh. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Juana Soledad Sangeb Queja

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July 17, 2012
Juana Soledad Sangeb Queja, 73, of Keaau, Hawaii, a laborer at Puna Certified Plant Nursery in Keaau, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Lorenzo; son Romelene; daughters Celedonia Queja, Maxilinda Visaya, Analyn Delos Santos and Esmeralda Pascua; brother Alenjandro Sangeb; sister Paula Sangeb; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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IYO SUGATA RAMOS

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IYO SUGATA RAMOS
Age 85, of Waipahu, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. A homemaker, she was born on March 5, 1927 in Akita, Japan and moved to Hawaii in 1969. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Sarmiento Ramos, of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, P.I.; she is survived by her daughter Irlene (Henry) Torres; brother Isao (Eiko) Sugata, sister Keiko Sugata of Japan; and family dog Macy.
Visitation from 9:00am on Tuesday August 14, 2012 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 10:00am. Burial will follow at 1:00pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual/aloha attire.

Carmelita Giron Soberano

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July 17, 2012
Carmelita Giron Soberano, 62, of Lanai City died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Glicerio; son Dominic; daughters Crimson Soberano and Emilisa Ulangca; sisters Rosa Cabatbat, Shirley Alboro and Bernie Giron; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Overnight visitation and novena prayer: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Filipino Clubhouse, Lanai. Services: 7 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, Lanai. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Gaylord Waipuna Ellis, Sr

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GAYLORD WAIPUNA ELLIS, SR
91 of Kaimuki, a retiree of the Iron Workers Union Local 625,
passed away on June 20, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center.
Born in in Honolulu, Hawaii. he is survived by – son Gaylord (Butch) Ellis, Jr and daughters Helene (Ala) and Leona Ellis (Kane), hanai brother Michael Ellis, 2 grandchildren, and 6 great grand children.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug 18 at Diamond Head Mortuary with prayer service to follow. Burial at 12:45 p.m.

John Williams Sr.

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July 28, 2012
John “Johnny” Williams Sr., 91, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor at McCabe, Hamilton and Renny, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy J.D.; sons John Jr. and Jeff; daughters Leatrice M. Kauahi, Bernadette N. Wright, Sandra K. Moskovitz and Louise K. Gerboc; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Donations suggested to Lunalilo Home, 501 Kekauluohi St., Honolulu, HI 96825. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Derrick Michio Sugimoto

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July 19, 2012
Derrick Michio Sugimoto, 61, of Aiea, a Horizon Lines stevedore and a Marine Corps veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Lance and Kyle; daughter Alaina Ajifu; stepsons Bobby and Julian Tanioka; brothers Brian, Michael and Patrick; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Mary Taira

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MARY TERUYO TAIRA
84, born a Numazawa, by Territorial records a YAMAMOTO, died June 29. She lived in Wahiawa, Kauai until 1945 after her junior year at Waimea HS. She was like a second mother to her younger siblings. To raise her own 4 children, she worked as a well-respected salesman at Manchester Sterling, then as a realtor.
As a young girl, she won an island-wide song contest by KTOH. Called “Canary” in her home plantation camp, she pursued singing and dance all her life. She was active for decades in ballroom dance, bon dance, shinbuyo, and later, hula. Her voice rang out for decades in the Wesley Methodist choir and from atop the yagura tower of the Honolulu Fukushima Bon Dance Club. Her voice is heard publicly as featured in “Musics of Hawaii.”
Our kind mom had to be strong. Daring even in her 60’s and 70’s, she braved the autumn waves of Sunset, ate sand at Sandy’s, took in the view from Koolau and Waianae summits, and on a jaunt into Haleakala, enjoyed pelting hail and the challenges of the thin atmosphere.
Please send cards of remembrance to Mary T. Taira, 801 Ala Nioi Place, Apt. 1002, Honolulu, HI 96818. They will be displayed on occasions for her spirit to read. “Private” assures privacy. Memorial service (aloha attire) at Hosoi Mortuary is on Sunday, August 12 at 3:00 p.m., visitation from 2:00. See coming obituary.

Ichiro Toba

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July 24, 2012
Ichiro Toba, 96, of Kahului, an employee at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., East Maui Irrigation and Kahului Development Co., and retired Maui County land surveyor, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Bert, Morris and Rodney; daughter Joyce Watanabe; brothers Jiro, Shiro, Goro, James and Dr. Harold; sisters Jane Saikami, Patsy Kaya and Sally Murakami; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers.

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Masaru Uradomo

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July 6, 2012
Masaru “Masa” Uradomo, 79, of Kula, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Celestine; sons Ira and Jason; daughters Linda Uradomo-Berce and Valerie Jones; brothers Hideaki, Irving and Harold; sisters Doris Yamamoto and Clara Oda; and six grandchildren. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji. Services: 3 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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