Archive for August 10th, 2012

The Rev. Don M.R. Aanavi

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July 22, 2012
The Rev. Don M.R. Aanavi, 72, of Ninole, Hawaii, a retired University of Hawaii-Hilo art professor and campus minister, and Roman Catholic Church deacon, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in New York City. He is survived by son Michael. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

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Georgette Eloise Bruns

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July 26, 2012
Georgette Eloise “Keoki” Bruns, 69, of Waianae, a retired Waianae Intermediate School teacher, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Eloise A. and brothers Elua and Kamalu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire.

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Frances Watts Ching

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June 16, 2011
Frances Watts Ching, 75, of Salem, Ore., died in Salem. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clifford; sons Richard, Jonathan, Donavan, Mark, Edmund, Jose, Christopher and Robert; daughter Julia; brothers Jerry, Donald, John and Marvin; and numerous grandchildren. Services: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Heeia State Park banquet hall. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Piliota Aposetolo Failauga

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July 26, 2012
Piliota Aposetolo Failauga, 81, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Fitiuta, Manua, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Vaeoto’oto’o A., Ali’itaeaomai, Namona, Suitonu, Monike and Aposetolo; daughters Silafaga Ioane, Toetuua Taliulu and Gloria Sua; 38 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Worship Center, 94-027 Waipahu Depot Road. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial in Washington at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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NORMAN G. FARNHAM

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NORMAN G. FARNHAM
June 17, 2012
Norman G. Farnham, 84, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, a retired physician, passed away peacefully with family at his side in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He was born on July 11, 1927 in Payette, Idaho and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1945 upon graduation from high school. After discharging from the Navy, he went on to attend The University of Idaho for his undergraduate studies, followed by The University of Washington where he attended the School of Medicine and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for thirty years, first in Long Beach, California and then in Boulder, Colorado. He retired in 1991 to his beloved Hawaii.
He is survived by his wife, Donna D. Farnham, of Kaneohe, Hawaii to whom he was married for fifty two years. He is also survived by daughters Elizabeth A. Middleton of Golden, Colorado, and Catherine L. Vincent of Kailua, Hawaii and his three grandchildren, Matthew, David, and Sarah Vincent. He was a member of Windward United Church of Christ.
Memorial contributions may be made to Melanoma.org or Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Foundation.org

Lawrence Hiromu Fujikawa

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July 25, 2012
Lawrence Hiromu “Larry” Fujikawa, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii employee, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Judy S., son Lyle H., daughter Kristi R., brother Andrew, sister Sharon Shinno and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Carolina Galvez Gascon

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July 11, 2012
Carolina Galvez “Carling” Gascon, 70, of Ewa Beach, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard housekeeper, died in the Philippines. She was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by husband Marcelino B.; son Guillermo; daughters Elsie Badua, Delia Cinco, Elena Pascua, Cecilia Flores, Liza Gugudan, Helen Sonan, and Perla and Cherry Gascon; sisters Maria Borillo and Carmen Pimentel; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Louise Reda Horio

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July 26, 2012
Louise Reda Horio, 68, of Aiea, a retired teacher at Halekula and Waimalu elementary schools, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband James I., son David M., daughter Rena L. and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Gary S. Ishikawa

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July 28, 2012
Gary S. Ishikawa, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Cement Co. mechanic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Stacey Martinez; mother Kiyoko; brothers Stanley and Harry; sisters Elaine Hirashiki, Carol Matsumoto and June Miyasato; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Donald A.K. Morck Jr.

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July 31, 2012
Donald A.K. Morck Jr., 52, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Robert D.K. and Harry, and sister Christian. Services: 9 a.m. Aug. 18 on the beach near Keehi Lagoon Small Boat Harbor (adjacent to the University of Hawaii Marine Center). Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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William Souza Pregana Jr.

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July 27, 2012
William Souza Pregana Jr., 62, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Michael G. and Brian J., and sister Susan C. Keliikoa. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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William Kalaiku Kamai

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July 27, 2012
William Kalaiku Kamai, 94, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation auto mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Beverly “Ululani,” sister Emma Kailewa, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Josephine Lagon

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July 10, 2012
Josephine “Josie” Lagon, 87, of Ewa, an Oahu Country Club retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Cosme “Frank”; daughters Cathy Quevido, Jo-Ann Reed, Fran Santos and Della B. Wells; brother Jack Damate; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ella Jean Welke Lee

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July 12, 2012
Ella Jean Welke Lee, 85, of Kailua, a retired Demolition Engineering office manager, died in Maunawili. She was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. She is survived by husband Robert J., son Robert E., daughters Laura Lee Brandlin and Linda Lee Thorp, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Additional information for an obituary published July 19.

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Dr. Joong Ik Lee

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Aug. 6, 2012
Dr. Joong Ik Lee, 63, of Honolulu, a dentist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Carol Y.J. Chin and daughters Kathryn and Carolyn. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Aiea Korean United Methodist Church. Casual attire.

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Annie Suen Yin Leonard

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Aug. 1, 2012
Annie Suen Yin Leonard, 58, of Kaneohe, a Kalaheo High School teacher, died in Kailua. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by sons Mikey Yeda and Kendal Leonard, brother Koho Hase and sisters Kyoko Morooka and Nina Hase. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 5 p.m.

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George Tai Ping Lum

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July 30, 2012
George Tai Ping Lum, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired supervisor with Navy Public Works Telecommunications and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Gerald and Jeffrey, daughter Donna Hatmaker, brothers John and Walter, sister May Von, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 10:45 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Danielle Ann Maeda

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July 26, 2012
Danielle Ann Maeda, 65, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dennis K., daughters Robin Maeda and Kristin Wauke, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Tetsuo Matsumoto

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July 11, 2012
Tetsuo Matsumoto, 92, of Palatine, Ill., a retired Punahou School maintenance worker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Stephen Lee Mauk

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June 23, 2012
Stephen Lee Mauk, 66, of Honolulu, a building contractor and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by companion Lani Lofgren, sons Jacob and Benjamin, daughters Ginger Lee Escobedo and Satin Marie Greene, sister Valerie and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Mary Edith Snively Muirhead

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July 31, 2012
Mary Edith Snively, 75, of Honolulu, a hairstylist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leslie L., brothers Ralph D. Snively and Michael K. Dove, sister Joann B. Churchill, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. Monday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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Joseph William Muller

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July 12, 2012
Joseph William Muller, 79, of Waianae, a retired Fletcher Pacific Construction Co. supervisor, died in Makaha. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Keoki Borges, Alapaki and Iokepa Yost, and Joseph Jr. and James Muller; daughter Janice Kamelamela; brothers Richard and Vernon; sister Laverne Morikani; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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AGNES TSURUKO NARCA

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AGNES TSURUKO NARCA
Age 91, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 15, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born July 31, 1920 in Waihole, HI.
She is survived by son, Emilio (Bess) Narca; daughters, Florida “Nene” (Jesus) Sablan of Guam, Alicia (James) Yuu, Sheena Ann (Larry) Vaughn of GA, Gayle Aspera, Linda Susan (Earl) Hirata of TX; brother, Jitsuyoshi Nakandakare; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (August 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:45 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Christy Song Ota

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July 23, 2012
Christy Song Ota, 57, of Honolulu, a waitress at Sorabol Korean Restaurant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Roland. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Helen Sawayo Otake

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July 5, 2012
Helen Sawayo Otake, 98, of Laie, a retired self-employed housekeeper, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert, Stanley, Richard and David Otake, and James Asari; daughters Eleanor Otake, Elaine Vervisch and Mildred Cabrey; 24 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Grace Puiaikeonaonaokaleimokihana Parker-Kamohalii

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June 29, 2012
Grace Puiaikeonaonaokaleimokihana Parker-Kamohalii, 86, of Maili died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gregory Kamohalii Jr. and Kenneth, Nathan and Darrel Ortiz; daughters Angeline Costa, Carmen Ruis and Charlene and Kathleen Thompson; brother John Parker; sister Alene Eleneke-Pa; 30 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Solidad Pasion

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July 28, 2012
Solidad Pasion, 87, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Wilcox Memorial Hospital clerk, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by son Arthur; daughters Priscilla Delgado and Lorraine May; sisters Veronica Cook and Karen Guillermo; caregiver Billy Yadao; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Private burial. No flowers.

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Iyo Sugata Ramos

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July 25, 2012
Iyo Sugata Ramos, 85, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Akita, Japan. She is survived by daughter Irlene S., caregiver and son-in-law Henry, brother Isao Sugata and sister Keiko Sugata. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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CALIXTO BALALIO RUMBAOA

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CALIXTO BALALIO RUMBAOA
Age 87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away July 23, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born January 1, 1925 in Barrangay 25 Dimamaga, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired maintenance man from Dole Plantation. Member of Jehovah’s Witnesse’s Mililani Congregation.
He is survived by sons, Dionicio (Magdalena) Rumbaoa, Jeremias (Juliana) Rumbaoa; daughters, Della (Michael) Kiyan, Leticia (Jacinto) Andrada; 22 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Mariano (Leonida) Rumbaoa, Rumulo Rumbaoa, Leonardo (Melendrina) Rumbaoa.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (August 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LAWRENCE MITSUO SHIMAZU

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LAWRENCE MITSUO SHIMAZU
Lawrence Mitsuo Shimazu, 90, passed away peacefully in Honolulu. “A flower lei circlet, knows no loneliness,
as it hugs the happy traveler”-Haiku by Lawrence Shimazu
Lawrence lived a full and happy life having accomplished all that he wanted during his lifetime. He graduated from McKinley High School and attended the University of Hawaii and received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Horticulture, Art, and Business Education. Few years later, he attended New York University and obtained his Master of Arts in Business Education and enrolled in the doctoral program. He was also initiated into the New York University Alpha Chapter of Delta Pi Epsilon (an honorary graduate fraternity in Business Education). On his sabbatical leave, he attended Hitotsubashi University in Japan to expand his knowledge in Japanese History and Art. He also graduated from the local Japanese Language School (equivalent to junior college level) enabling him to speak and write Japanese characters fluently.
In his earlier years, he taught at Farrington High School and was the chairman of the Business Department. Soon after, he transferred to the University of Hawaii Community College at Pensacola and was appointed by the Provost to serve as Chairman for the entire Business Department. During this professional career, he was honored as outstanding educator by the Hawaii Business Education Association.
In addition, he was the Proprietor of Flowers by Lawrence on South King Street for 35 years where he was well known for his exquisite floral arrangements and wedding bouquets. He worked diligently but made time to relax and traveled extensively to many places in the world. However, his favorite was to his ancestral country, Japan, where he visited over 60 times and countless times to Las Vegas and won many jackpots. Lawrence, indeed, fulfilled his life’s dream leaving nothing he wished he had done.
He was predeceased in death by brothers, Iwao and Tokutaro; sisters, Dorothy Nakayama, Ellen Yamamoto, and Eleanore Maehara. Survived by sister, Laura Inake, and numerous nieces and nephews; companion and caregiver, Van Isotani; hanai couple and caregivers, Derrick and Sai; nieces and caregivers, Shirley and Nadine. Lawrence will be remembered as a highly talented man with a keen sense of humor and intelligence. “Memories flicker like lighted candle, a journey’s end”
– Haiku by Lawrence Shimazu
Private funeral services held at Nuuanu Memorial Cemetary.


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