Archive for August 18th, 2012

Violet Kimie Amakawa

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Aug. 4, 2012
Violet Kimie Amakawa, 92, of Honolulu, retired owner of Ama’s Place, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Craig Takemoto, daughter Dandra Y., three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Mary L. Aweau-Akui

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Aug. 4, 2012
Mary L. Aweau-Akui, 85, of Kaneohe, a tour director, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in Kaalaea. She is survived by son Irwin K.; daughter Lana M.A. Franco; brothers James, Rawlins and Arthur Aweau; sisters Alice Flores, Audrey Loo, Shirley Camara and Gloria Agres; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Benito Bisera

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Aug. 14, 2012
Benito Bisera, 80, of Kahului, a co-owner of Insight Enterprise Inc., died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. He is survived by wife Betty; son Darrell; daughters Lynette Kamakaokalani, and Cheryl and Lorreen “Lo” Bisera; brothers Jose and Domingo; sisters Angie Vasquez, Rosalani Cacal and Patricia Juario; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Wayne Black

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Aug. 11, 2012
Robert Wayne Black, 52, of Kihei, Maui, a restaurant chef, died at home. He was born in Salt Lake City. He is survived by daughters Amanda and Annie, parents Robert N. and Mary Ann, and sisters Christine Gunnell and Carrie Black. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Manuel Inovejas Cabacungan

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July 25, 2012
Manuel Inovejas Cabacungan, 80, of Waipahu, a retired Axa Equitable Life Insurance agent and founder of Annak Ti Sinait Iti Hawaii, died in Waipahu. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ester Y., sons Ariel and Manuel Jr., daughters Jean Medina and Gladys Pearman, brothers Cayetano and Edison, sisters Delia Lagua and Delma Salvador, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Akira Doi

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July 31, 2012
Akira Doi, 90, of Ho-nolulu, an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Company K during World War II, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Cynthia I. Maeshiro and a grandchild. Private services.

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Lydia Sutton Eitner

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July 27, 2012
Lydia Sutton Eitner, 85, of San Carlos, Calif., a retired Eastman Kodak executive secretary, died in California. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William, daughters Linda Sutton-Doll and Suzette S. Grover, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Betty Jean Factora

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Aug. 13, 2012
Betty Jean “Gina” Factora, 68, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ricky and Thomas; daughters Belinda J. Cordero, Gina Factora and Samantha Poiroux; brothers David J. and Baptist Torres Jr.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Tommie Feliciano

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June 18, 2012
Tommie Feliciano, 4, of Pearl City died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Leilani Botelho and Desmond Feliciano, stepfather Jadmeerhan F. Biteng, brother Jadehan and caregivers Ramona Takahashi, Erika Lopes and Fredrick Botelho. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to the Jashua Neves Foundation. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Fred Allan Garcia

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Aug. 9, 2012
Fred Allan Garcia, 89, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. truck supervisor, died at home. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by wife Frances, son James, daughter Francine R., sisters Caroline Gonsalves and Theresa A. Edwards, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Yiu Kang Yu Gee

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Aug. 6, 2012
Yiu Kang Yu Gee, 88, of Honolulu died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in China. She is survived by daughter Connie Y.W., brother Yu King Chung and sisters Yu Yiu Son and Yu Yiu Tong. Private services.

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Leonora Timario Gonsalves

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Aug. 10, 2012
Leonora Timario Gonsalves, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired hotel housekeeper for Sheraton Waikiki and Hilton Hawaiian Village, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Gloria Largusa and Diana Wendt, sister Catherine Peiler, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Clara Miyuki Hess

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July 17, 2012
Clara Miyuki Hess, 78, of Lahaina, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randy and Jonathan, brothers Harry and Claude Tokashiki, and sisters Ruth Higa and Janet Hughes. Services: 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Lahaina Civic Center. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Tokie Higashi

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July 31, 2012
Tokie Higashi, 93, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Warren and Patrick, daughters Frances Imai and Ann Teraoka, sister Misae Kakimoto, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kazuaki Hiromoto

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Aug. 1, 2012
Kazuaki Hiromoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation civil engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kipapa. He is survived by wife Hazel, sons David and Daryl, daughter Lorianne, sisters June Kumagai and Amy Kawanishi, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mariann Hummrich

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Aug. 11, 2012
Mariann Hummrich, 78, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a Kona Hertz Car Rental employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lorain, Ohio. She is survived by husband Louis; sons Louis Jr. and Larry; daughters Diane Kaergard, Denise Tunaitis, Deborah Binkley and Donna Donati; sister Doris Hardy; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alice Yoshie Johiro

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ALICE YOSHIE JOHIRO
August 7, 2012
Alice Yoshie Johiro, 84, of Pearl City passed peacefully at home on Aug. 7, 2012. A retired secretary, she was born in Honolulu on Dec. 15, 1927.
Predeceased by her husband (Mitsuo); she is survived by sons George (Sharon) and Gary (Rhoda), 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, and sister Mary (Moriichi) Ono. Services will be held Sunday (8/26) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, 2pm visitation with services to begin at 3pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ignacio Villaluz Jr.

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Aug. 14, 2012
Ignacio “Al” Villaluz Jr., 81, of Aiea, a retired Army staff sergeant, died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hilo. Private services.

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Ethel Kasumi Kakimoto

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Aug. 4, 2012
Ethel Kasumi Kakimoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed barber doing business as Kakimoto Barber Shop, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Harold M. and Raymond Y. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Frank H. Kikuyama

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Aug. 4, 2012
Frank H. Kikuyama, 85, of Pearl City, a self-employed painting contractor and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Eric and Brian, brothers Richard and Harry, sisters Helen Kikuyama and Nancy Gushikuma, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Bing On Louie

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July 30, 2012
Bing On Louie, 92, of Honolulu, a retired hotel and restaurant chef, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Zhongshan, China. He is survived by wife Shiu Ching, son Jason Y.M., brother David, sister Janice Chee and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Ernest Mahiai Makalii

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Aug. 11, 2012
Ernest Mahiai Makalii, 90, of Honolulu, formerly of Pukalani, Maui, a Haleakala Ranch employee, retired state prison guard and Department of Agriculture employee, died. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by son Warren J., daughter Mary-Agatha Leighnor, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Makawao. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Somerset Kalama Makaneole

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July 20, 2012
Somerset Kalama “Bradda Sam” Makaneole, 63, of Waianae, a Halawa Correctional Facility employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth K.; sons Soloman and Kawika; daughters Kehaulani Kahaulua, and Napuaikaumakani and Sommer Makaneole; brothers William Jr. and Kawelo; sisters Vivian Flores, Diane Robinson, Paulette Mao, Youline Kalima and Kaui Amantiad; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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RICHARD “DICKIE” SHIGEHARU MATSUBARA

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RICHARD “DICKIE” SHIGEHARU MATSUBARA
Age 75, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away July 25, 2012 in Pearl City. Born February 13, 1937 in Hilo, Hawaii. Richard was a retired store manager from Foodland Supermarkets. He was an honorary member of the Hawaii Kai Rotary Club & JAIMS.
He is survived by wife, Elaine Matsubara; son, Dwayne Matsubara; daughters, Raeleen Matsubara, Lynette Matsubara; daughter, Dale (TJ) Tuley; grandchildren, Randy Tuley, Eli Matsubara; brother, William T. (Bessie) Matsubara; sisters, Lillian (John) Ide, Susan (Thomas) Kiyojima; hanai daughter, Ninette Vonier.
Private services were held. Please, no flowers and monetary offerings.

Clara Yaeko Okimoto

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Aug. 5, 2012
Clara Yaeko Okimoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Mid-Pac Tours bookkeeper, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Ho-nouliuli, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Blake and Bruce; brothers Daniel, Gary and Tomio Takiguchi; sister Jane Kato; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Virginia Ann Parr

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Aug. 10, 2012
Virginia Ann Parr, 86, of Haiku, Maui, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Bellflower, Calif. She is survived by sons Sam, Ed and George; brother Bill Milburn; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Leonard A. Perreira

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Aug. 5, 2012
Leonard A. Perreira, 67, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Celia N., son Garrett J.M., sister Sister Margaret L., stepmother Theresa and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1520 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Howard E. Shimoda

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July 26, 2012
Howard E. Shimoda, 83, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. employee, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by brother Carl and sister Virginia Endo. Private services.

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Rosei Shinsato

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Aug. 9, 2012
Rosei Shinsato, 81, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by daughters Verna Chai and Roxane Shintaku, brother Yoshio, sister Charlotte “Sueko” Hashimoto, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Kai Hung Siu

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Aug. 4, 2012
Kai Hung Siu, 84, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by sons Henry and Kelly; daughters Elaine Lum, Marian Siu and Mary Daos; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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