Archive for August 29th, 2012

Florence Alboro

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Aug. 25, 2012
Florence Alboro, 77, of Lahaina, a baby sitter and homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Domingo; son Duke; daughters Linda Takahashi, Adele Hayman, Lydia Mendes and Carol Nakamura; sister Susan Watari; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lahaina United Methodist Church. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Benjamin Pammit Ballesteros

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Aug. 12, 2012
Benjamin Pammit Ballesteros, 84, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Juanita V.; sons Benedicto, Jesus, Rolando, Florante, Herman and Cesar; daughter Helen Ballesteros-Mundon; brother Juan; sisters Felicidad Guzman, Victoria Rausa, Rosalina Ladines and Perpetwa Cuayzon; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ROBERT SHERRILL BARNES

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ROBERT SHERRILL BARNES
Robert Sherrill Barnes, a lifetime Kamaaina was born in Honolulu May 18, 1920, passed away at Manoa Cottage Hospice August 26, 2012. He was a pilot in the Navy during World War II, flying throughout the Pacific until leaving the Navy in 1946 when he joined Hawaiian Airlines with 34 years of dedicated service. He had a total of 25,860 flying hours. Bob’s love of aviation was reflected in his love of building and flying radio controlled airplanes, and his pride of being a member of the QB’s (Quiet Birdmen) for retired pilots. Bob was an avid golfer and an admirer of beautiful women. He is survived by his three children, Susie, Jimmy and Debbie, 7 grandchildren Ethan, Leina, Cody, Shane, Michelle, Rob and Mike, and two great-grandchildren, Quin and Elik.

Raphael J. Curry

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Aug. 17, 2012
Raphael J. Curry, 86, of Hilo, a retired ITT Communications district manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Miriam; sons Raphael J. and Anthony; stepsons Lawrence and Scott Haili; stepdaughters Marlene Kuraoka, Johnette Baptista, Sandy Hopkins and Cheryl Rente; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elsie K. Fenna

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Aug. 26, 2012
Elsie K. Fenna, 87, of Kailua died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard, daughter Yvonne, brothers Masahiro and Nagato Sawamura, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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LAWRENCE TAMOTSU FUJII

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LAWRENCE TAMOTSU FUJII
Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away on August 17, 2012. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired fireman for the U. S. Government at Hickam Air Force Base. A member of Company L, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, he is survived by his wife, Chiyoko; sons, Lance (Nancy) and Burt (Faith) Fujii and four grandchildren.
Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at 2:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Lawrence Tamotsu Fujii

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Aug. 17, 2012
Lawrence Tamotsu Fujii, 90, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government firefighter at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company L, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chiyoko, sons Lance T. and Burt T., and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Hanae Fujimoto

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Aug. 9, 2012
Hanae Fujimoto, 92, of Hilo, a retired Del Monte employee, died at home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Alvin T.; daughters Mae E. Hasegawa, Thelma S. Ohigashi and Dorothy T. Ouchi; brother Seimasa Miyashiro; sisters Ruth Kaae, Yukie and Judy Mento, and Rachell Arakaki; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Eleanor Adrian Garcia

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Aug. 19, 2012
Eleanor Adrian Garcia, 78, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in North Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George R., sons Patrick Scott and Michael Alan, daughters Cheryl Ann Sylva and Charlene Marie Saunders, brother John F. Adrian Jr., sisters Marian DeLuz and Elaine Powers, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Arsenio Villanueva de Guzman

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July 29, 2012
Arsenio Villanueva de Guzman, 86, of Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Cagayan Valley, Philippines. He is survived by wife Andrea Burgos de Guzman, daughters Socorro de Guzman Caranto and Joy de Guzman Belano, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shandra G.C. Hew-Higuchi

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Aug. 2, 2012
Shandra G.C. “Tita” Hew-Higuchi, 53, of Honolulu, a retired Stevenson Middle School special education teacher, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roy M., brother Clement Y.F. Hew Jr., hanai parents Kay and Gordon Chang, hanai brother Wayne Kagami and hanai sister Joy F. Yoshimura. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Stanley Sadao Higashi

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Aug. 8, 2012
Stanley Sadao Higashi, 69, of Wahiawa, a Pearl Harbor mechanic supervisor, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlaine; sons Stanley V. and Jason; daughter Shawn McCormick; brothers Harold, Herbert, Edward and Roy; sisters Ailene Tanji and Marian Kahapela; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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JayVaughn Alexander Kamalei’okalani Hosino-Shaw

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Aug. 23, 2012
JayVaughn Alexander Kamalei’okalani Hosino-Shaw, 15, of Kahului died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother ChristieAnn Cummings; stepfather Glenn K. Cummings; brother Shamari Jones; sisters Ruby-Mae Hosino-Shaw, Mokihana Hosino-Cummings and Nysha and Manorah Shaw; grandmother Stacey Hosino; and great-grandmother Virginia “Blondie” Kuaana. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Lei welcome. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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JIM E. HUGGINS

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JIM E. HUGGINS
Age 61, of Kailua, HI, passed away August 22, 2012 in Kailua. Born April 1, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN.
He is survived by wife, Puanani Huggins; son, James “Kimo” (Alissa) Tamayo; brothers, Bill (Marsha) Huggins, David (Sue) Huggins; grandsons, Makoa Alpis, Maikah James Tamayo; granddaughter, Teah Tamayo; nieces & nephews.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (September 1) at St. John Lutheran Church (1004 Kailua Rd., Kailua); Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. No flowers but leis welcomed.

Douglas Kekalia Jeremiah Jr.

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Aug. 22, 2012
Douglas Kekalia Jeremiah Jr., 56, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a professional ballroom dance instructor and Polynesian dancer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Dalton and sisters Dawn Travis and Dovelyn Conner. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Richard Hulihonua Kaaumoana

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Aug. 4, 2012
Richard Hulihonua “Huli” Kaaumoana, 84, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by sons Richard Jr., David, Joseph and Daniel Kaaumoana, and Gaynon Sobrado; daughters Miu Lan Oman, Marie Fritzgerald, Mary Jane Morris and Christine Kempczenski; brother Harry; sisters Hannah Lopez and Rebecca Kapoli Maka; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Seriaco Kameialoha Kaholi

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Aug. 12, 2012
Seriaco Kameialoha Kaholi, 58, of Waimanalo, a Department of Defense maintenance employee and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maude; son Seriaco Jr.; daughters Hana Duplesse, Sabrina Parks and Shanon Kaholi; brother Abraham; and three grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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KIYOSHI “GEORGE” KAWASAKI

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KIYOSHI “GEORGE” KAWASAKI
94 of Honolulu, passed away Aug. 17, 2012 at the Hale Ho Aloha. Born in Honolulu. Retired Body Fenderman for United Auto Body Repair Inc. and Aloha Motors. Survived by son, Bert (Ginny) Kawasaki; daughter, Lynne (Harold) Ozaki; 3 grandchildren, Shari (Dave) Kawasaki Cowan, Liane (Alika) Kawasaki Marciel, Jon Ozaki; 2 great grandchildren, Ian Marciel, Rie Marciel; brother, Hyoichi Kawasaki; sister, Hanayo Kashimoto; Visitation 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Sept. 2, 2012 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 5 p.m.; No flowers. Casual attire.

Aileen Joyce Paaluhi Keahi

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Aug. 14, 2012
Aileen Joyce Paaluhi Keahi, 78, of Honolulu, a school bus aide, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George K. and Peter K. Tagudin Sr.; daughters Elena K.P. Meheula, Julie-May K. and Tammy P. Tagudin, and Anna P. Kalama; sister Jean K.; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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John Keith Lawson

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Aug. 24, 2012
John Keith Lawson, 50, of Roxboro, N.C., formerly of Honolulu, a truck driver, died in Durham, N.C. He was born in Bedford County, Va. He is survived by sisters Lisa L. Lawson, Sherry C. Solomon and Terry Lawson Cane. Services held. No flowers. Donations suggested to Semora Baptist Church, 14450 NC Highway 119 N., Semora, NC 27343 or Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 North Roxboro Road, Durham, NC 27704. Online condolences: brooksandwhite.com.

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DON G. LOYOLA

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DON G. LOYOLA
Age 40, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away August 9, 2012. Born in September 25, 1971.
He is survived by wife, Charlyn A.Y. Nishiki-Loyola; father, Julio Loyola; mother, Wilhelmina C. Loyola; brother, Leo G. (Melody) Loyola.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Sunday (September 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

Don G. Loyola

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Aug. 9, 2012
Don G. Loyola, 40, of Aiea died. He is survived by wife Charlyn A.Y. Nishiki-Loyola, parents Julio and Wilhelmina C. and brother Leo G. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Henry Joseph Makey

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Aug. 17, 2012
Henry Joseph “Hank” Makey, 89, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Sumi. Private services.

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Edwin Ikuma Matsuzaki

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July 30, 2012
Edwin Ikuma Matsuzaki, 87, of Honolulu, a retired city Department of Parks and Recreation painter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy M.; sons Gary and Michael M.; brother Thomas; sisters Stella Uchimura, Yoko Aramaki and Sister Rose Lorraine; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Andrew Insoo Miyashiro

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Aug. 13, 2012
Andrew Insoo Miyashiro, infant son of Ryan Y. Miyashiro and Stacy M. Yang Miyashiro of Honolulu, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Daniel Y.; grandparents Edwin and Jean Miyashiro, Vernon Yang and Song Nakata; and great-grandmothers Chieno Sugihara and Tamiko Miyashiro. Private services.

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Fumie Nakagawa

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Aug. 12, 2012
Fumie Nakagawa, 82, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Airport custodian, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Neal, daughter Joy Fukuoka, brothers Kiyomi and Harry Omoto, sister
Itsuko Murakami, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Stella Aiko Nakano

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Aug. 6, 2012
Stella Aiko Nakano, 87, of Kahului, a Maui Teachers Federal Credit Union loan officer, died in Kahului. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Jon and daughter Jan Yamamoto. Private services.

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Marilyn Miyako Ogawa

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Aug. 2, 2012
Marilyn Miyako Ogawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Geraldine and Barbara Hothan, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lillian Yoshiko Okumoto

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Aug. 24, 2012
Lillian Yoshiko Okumoto, 88, of Kailua, a retired Hawaii Heart Association bookkeeper, died. She was born in South Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ron; brothers Melvin, Sunao and Akio Mayeda; and sister Masako Kadooka. Private services.

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Glen Takeo Shikuma

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Aug. 21, 2012
Glen Takeo Shikuma, 59, of Hilo, former business owner and member of the 1023 Golf Club, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Karen, sons Ryan and Reid, father Atoru, brothers Carl and Gene, sisters Patricia Ann Rabago and Aileen Tokihiro, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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