Archive for August 28th, 2012

Rodney Alcoran

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Aug. 23, 2012
Rodney “Bismarck” Alcoran, 69, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator for Kohala Sugar Co., J.M. Tanaka, Grace Bros., Goodfellow Bros., Fong and Volcanite Construction and a National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Matea; son Bruce; daughters Jennifer Alcoran, Ronilynn Thorell and Pattyann Veincent; hanai daughters Lilly and Eldayne Barawis; brothers Benigno, Harold and Clarence; sister Veronica Schivone; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 7 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ng Moi Andrews

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Aug. 19, 2012
Ng Moi Andrews, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Peyton L. and Francis W., daughter Liane B. Bilonta, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Blane Arisue

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June 26, 2012
Blane Arisue, 57, of, Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by companion Nani Lopez, son Brion, daughters Ashley and Kim, and brother Wesley. Private services.

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BENJAMIN PAMMIT BALLESTEROS

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BENJAMIN PAMMIT BALLESTEROS
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away August 12, 2012 at home. Born October 30, 1927 in Lahaina, Maui.
He is survived by wife, Juanita V. Ballesteros; sons, Benedicto (Lily) Ballesteros, Jesus Ballesteros, Rolando (Myrna) Ballesteros, Florante (Beatriz) Ballesteros, Herman (Juliet) Ballesteros, Cesar Ballesteros; daughter, Helen (Jeff) Ballesteros-Mundon; brother, Juan Ballesteros; sisters, Felicidad Guzman, Victoria Rausa, Rosalina Ladines, Perpetwa Cuayzon; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grand-children.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday 8/31 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

Grace Mieko Furugen

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Aug. 22, 2012
Grace Mieko Furugen, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Health public health nurse, died at home. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Barbara E. Minkin Furugen, brothers Hideo and Lloyd Tanabe, sister Akiko Oshima and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. No flowers. Donations suggested to Moiliili Community Center. Incorrect information in an obituary Sunday.

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Eleanor Adrian Garcia

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ELEANOR ADRIAN GARCIA
78 years old of Pearl City passed away on August 19 at Kaiser Hospital. Born February 15, 1934 in Waipunalei-Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Hilo. She married and moved to Oahu in 1959 and resided in Pearl City, worked as a messenger for the Hawaii Newspaper Agency for 21 years. She is survived by husband George R. Garcia; sons Patrick Garcia, Michael (Lisa) Garcia; daughters Cheryl (Jay) Sylva and Charlene (Rick) Saunders; brother John F. (Andrea) Adrian Jr.; sisters Marian (Ernest) De Luz and Elaine Powers; brother-in-law Rev. Albert Garcia; grandchildren Jaizie Sylva, Shae Bryan Sylva, Adrienne Sylva, Ciera Sylva, Lichelle Garcia, Alisha Garcia and Nicholas Garcia.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 31st at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Pearl City, mass at 10:30 a.m.

Arlyn LaMoyne Garside

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Aug. 25, 2012
Arlyn LaMoyne “A.L.” Garside, 80, of Laie, a retired fine-arts professor at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, died in Kailua. He was born in Riverton, Utah. He is survived by sons Bradford and Scott, daughter Kawehi Stant, brother Don, sister RuthAnn Metcalf and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at 55-439 Naniloa Loop, Laie. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Friday at Laie Cemetery.

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ARSENIO VILLANUEVA de GUZMAN

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ARSENIO VILLANUEVA
de GUZMAN
Age 86, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 29, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born December 14, 1925 in Cagayan Valley, Philippines. A member of St Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu.
He is survived by wife, Andrea Burgos de Guzman; daughters, Socorro de Guzman Caranto, Joy de Guzman Belano; 7 grand-children.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (September 1) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Edward Gilbert de Harne

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Aug. 19, 2012
Edward Gilbert “Vic” de Harne, 79, of Manoa Valley, a real estate salesman and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Halden. Services: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

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SHANDRA “TITA” G.C. HEW-HIGUCHI

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SHANDRA “TITA” G.C. HEW-HIGUCHI
Age 53, of Honolulu, passed away August 2, 2012 at her home. Born December 30, 1958 in Honolulu. Retired Stevenson Middle School special education teacher.
She is survived by husband, Roy M. Higuchi; brother, Clement Y. F. Hew, Jr.; hanai-sister, Joy F. Yoshimura; hanai-brother, Wayne Kagami; hanai mom & dad, Kay & Gordon Chang; nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday 9/1 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire.

Garfrey Makia Jury

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Aug. 5, 2012
Garfrey Makia Jury, 66, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Godfrey, Richard, Ben, Jason and Gilbert; daughters Jessica and Noe; brother Tommy; sisters Leina, DeeDee, Laverne and Lynette; companion Martha; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Baptist Church, 85-716 Farrington Highway. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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RICHARD “HULI” HULIHONUA KAAUMOANA

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RICHARD “HULI” HULIHONUA KAAUMOANA
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away August 4, 2012 at his home. Born March 24, 1928 in Hanalei, Kauai.
He is survived by sons, Richard Kaaumoana, Jr., David Kaaumoana, Joseph (Annette) Kaaumoana, Gaynon Sobrado, Daniel Kaaumoana; daughters, Miu Lan (David) Oman, Marie Fritzgerald, Mary Jane (Archie) Morris, Christine (Paul) Kempczenski; brother, Harry (Barbara) Kaaumoana; sisters, Hannah Lopez, Rebecca Kapoli Maka; 14 grand-children; 27great-grand-children; nieces and nephews.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 8/31 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Franklin Kung Sun Kam

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July 29, 2012
Franklin Kung Sun Kam, 71, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii procurement and property management clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Heather and brother Victor K.K. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mystical Rose Chapel, Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Ave. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Kiyoshi Kawasaki

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Aug. 17, 2012
Kiyoshi “George” Kawasaki, 94, of Honolulu, a retired fenderman for United Auto Body Repair and Aloha Motors, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bert, daughter Lynne Ozaki, brother Hyoichi, sister Hanayo Kashimoto, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Abigail Kupihea Kelepolo

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July 15, 2012
Abigail Kupihea “Abbie” Kelepolo, 65, of Kailua-Kona, a waitress at the former Kona Inn Hotel, died at home. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Nolbert; daughter Alexandra; brothers Francis and Richard Mokuohai, and Jonathan and Moody Castillo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the St. Benedict’s Church lot, next to the City of Refuge, Honaunau. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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Leelani Alicante Lagunero

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Aug. 15, 2012
Leelani Alicante Lagunero, 47, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Manila. She is survived by mother Remedios, brother Allen, sister Aulani and grandparent Cristina Alicante. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Emily Luna

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Aug. 21, 2012
Emily Luna, 87, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Wayne Morris; brother Manuel Marin; sisters Mercy Espiritu, Anita Ishibashi and Delores Byrd; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Alii Beach Park (boat pier), Haleiwa.

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Mary-Jane McMurdo

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Aug. 18, 2012
Mary-Jane McMurdo, 88, of Honolulu, a former Hawaii state senator, will be remembered in services 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hawaii Yacht Club. She died in Hiolani Care Center. She was born in Boston. She is survived by sons Strathmore and Michael, daughter Dahlis M. Day and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. at the yacht club. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society. Incorrect information in an obituary published Aug. 21.

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Malvin Edward Milburn

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July 26, 2012
Malvin Edward Milburn, 86, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Martha; sons Troy and Michael English; daughters Patricia Enright, and Cathy and Ginger English; brothers William, Kenneth and Rodney McFeeley; sisters Catherine Fuller and Shirley Kelley; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 1455 Hoolaulea St., Pearl City. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Minoru Okawa

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July 24, 2012
Richard Minoru Okawa, 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, an Arakaki Mechanical Construction Co. ironworker and a National Guard veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Liza Cabatbat, son Derek, daughter Karla, brother Robert and a grandchild. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Bonnie Lee Rodriguez

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Aug. 14, 2012
Bonnie Lee Rodriguez, 67, of Ewa Beach, a retired Diamond Head Mortuary funeral director, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Portland, Ore. She is survived by son Darin; daughter Judy; sisters Barbara Morris, Josephine Stevens, Winona-Wendy Joy, Loretta Thomas and Londa May; and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lynn Ann Shimabukuro

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Aug. 3, 2012
Lynn Ann Shimabukuro, 49, of Waipahu, a retired Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room assistant manager, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fernando Ladines and brothers Jay and Dean. Private services.

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Harold Jinko Tamaye

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Aug. 17, 2012
Harold Jinko Tamaye, 91, of Kailua, a retired millwork estimator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Randolph R., daughters Miriam S. Tamaye and Diane K. Nishikawa, brother James, sister Betty Maeshiro, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Shirley Sumiye Tanaka

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June 30, 2012
Shirley Sumiye Tanaka, 68, of Kaneohe, a retired secretary for G4S, formerly known as Wackenhut, died in San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Thane, daughter Michele “Missy” Mori, brothers Stanley and Ronald Yasuda, sister Carole Haitsuka and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Parker Methodist Church, Kaneohe. Services and lunch to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lolita Ibuos Yagin

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Aug. 23, 2012
Lolita Ibuos Yagin, 65, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. clerk, died at home. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Eddie I.; sons Ray, Rodelio, Celso and Jim Ibanez; daughter Imelda I. Kaneshiro; mother Maura Rosete; brothers Alfredo and Florencio Ibuos, and Fernando, Prisco and Floro Rosete; sister Charito Yadao; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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KIYO YAMASHIROYA

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KIYO YAMASHIROYA
Age 89, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away July 29, 2012 in Torrance. Born October 2, 1922 in Ewa, Hawaii.
She is survived by son, Alvin Yamashiroya; daughters, Susan Higa, Lynne Kaneshiro; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Itsuo Saito, Minoru Saito; sisters, Clara Ouchi, Mieko Tsutsumi, Masako Saito.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (September 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Take Yazaki

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Aug. 12, 2012
Take Yazaki, 108, of Hilo, a retiree of the former Palm Terrace Hotel, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kanagawa-ken, Japan. She is survived by sons Anselm Sr. and Albert, daughter Jeanne Liu, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Arthur Yoneshige

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Aug. 15, 2012
Arthur Yoneshige, 84, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Becky and Gabriele, brother Harry “Aki” and sisters Florence T. Tanimitsu and Grace Grimes. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran