Archive for August 30th, 2012

Shizuka Abe

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Aug. 8, 2012
Shizuka Abe, 93, of Kahului, a commercial seamstress, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Thomas T., son Alan, daughters Patricia Takatani and Sharon Uno, brother Lawrence Shoda, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Todd James Kalanikoa Cantor

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Aug. 18, 2012
Todd James Kalanikoa Cantor, 42, of Kailua-Kona and Hilo, a transportation industry employee, died in Nakamaru Hale. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by son Steven; mother Mary Jane; brothers Peter, William, Stanley and Paul; and sisters Tessie Cantor and Mary Toves. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at Kona Baptist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ernest K.H. Chang-Tung

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Aug. 26, 2012
Ernest K.H. Chang-Tung, 92, of Honolulu, a retired construction company vice president and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Eric G., daughter Patrice Thomas, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Patricia A. Gionson

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July 28, 2012
Patricia A. Gionson, 73, of Ewa Beach, an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Aniano; daughters Joaddie and Patrice Gionson, and Toni Okamura; brother John S. Silva Jr.; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday 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.

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Edward Thomas Foley Jr.

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Aug. 4, 2012
Edward Thomas Foley Jr., 60, of Honolulu, a retired chief financial officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Joanne S., brother Neal and sisters Kathy Bruckner and Norine Williamson. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Jimmy Justiliano

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Aug. 12, 2012
Jimmy Justiliano, 55, of Barbers Point, a cook, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Japan. He is survived by daughters Sheina and Tashar, brother Frank and a grandchild. Services held.

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Otsuru Kaneshiro

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July 6, 2012
Otsuru Kaneshiro, 101, of Hilo, a retired Tori Richard seamstress, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Richard, Harold and Warren; daughters Mildred Holland, Nancy Capellas and Patty Mattson; brother George Nakasato; sisters Fumiko Kaneshiro, Shigeko Asato and Betsy Hansberry; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Jacqueline Masae Kaya

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Aug. 24, 2012
Jacqueline Masae “Jackie” Kaya, 50, of Hilo, a Hawaii County Police Department word processing center clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by fiance George Makua, parents Asami and Lei, brothers Ronald and Randall, and sisters Jasmine Iyo and Lorraine Lerma. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Phillip Raymond Munos

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Aug. 20, 2012
Phillip Raymond Munos, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by niece Jessie and two grandnephews. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Lei and flowers welcome. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edwin H. Nagasako

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Aug. 23, 2012
Edwin H. Nagasako, 61, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Beach Hotel bartender, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Melanie C., mother Betty, brother Alvin, sister Joan and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Fumie Nakagawa

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Aug. 12, 2012
Fumie Nakagawa, 82, of Hilo, a Hilo Airport custodian, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Isao, 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. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Kimie S. Nakashima

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Aug. 14, 2012
Kimie S. Nakashima, 85, of Kahului, a state Department of Education cafeteria manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Michael B.H. and Kenneth H., daughter Ann T., sisters Matsue Tsuya and Kikue Nitta, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Joe Niimi

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Aug. 20, 2012
Joe Niimi, 88, of H-onolulu, a retired Robert M. Kaya Builders carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini MedicalCenter. He was born in Fresno, Calif. He is survived by wife Kimiyo, son Roy, daughter Judy Kaneshiro and a grandchild. Private services.

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Milton Koon Wo Soong

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Aug. 23, 2012
Milton K.W. Soong, 63, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Intel Corp. computer programmer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice C.L. and sons Steven and Jason. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Elsie Yoshiko Suzuki

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Aug. 7, 2012
Elsie Yoshiko Suzuki, 93, of Pearl City, died in Pearl City. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Wayne and Nathan, daughters Lynette Takayama and Cheryl Suzuki, sisters Jean Kameoka and Carole Furukawa, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Haruko Takara

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Aug. 11, 2012
Haruko “Florence” Takara (Yago, Miofuya), 98, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of Yuki’s Cafe, died in a private care home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Howard K. and Alan K., daughter Judy S. Teruya, sisters Grace A. Sagami and Nancy M. Manabe, caregiver Lourdes Bumanglag, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Chieko Tashiro

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Aug. 1, 2012
Chieko Tashiro, 86, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by sons Alan, Neal, Tokuo, Fukuo, Earl and George; daughters Emiko Fujikawa and Thelma Uyama; sisters Ritsu, Atsuko and Kumiko; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Michael Terry Tomas

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Aug. 5, 2012
Michael Terry Tomas, 56, of Nanakuli, a laborer, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael Shayne, Derek and Sean; daughters Erica Sua and Regina Mitchell; companion Jinny; brothers Charles Hinano and Paul Tomas; sisters Cynthia Kaimimoku and Pearl Wilson; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Doris Michiyo Tong

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DORIS MICHIYO TONG
Passed away on August 4, 2012. Survived by daughter Michele and husband William Shieh with grandchildren Jeremy, Monica and Philip; by son Phil and wife Mary; and nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Hawaii, she carried the aloha spirit to the mainland that touched everyone she met. After retiring she went back to school and graduated college with honors. She was a devoted grandmother whose kindness, wisdom and patience will always be remembered.
Burial services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at 11 a.m., Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii.
Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

Paul Michael Troeger

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July 31, 2012
Paul Michael Troeger, 67, of Kaneohe, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Waco, Texas. He is survived by wife Emi. Private services.

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DORIS KIKUE YAMASHIGE

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DORIS KIKUE YAMASHIGE
Age 95, of Honolulu formerly of Waipahu, passed away August 13, 2012 at Hale Ho Aloha. Born December 25, 1916 at Waipahu, Hawaii.
She is survived by son, Kerry K. Yamashige; daughters, Joyce E. (Ivan) Kawazoe, Carol K. (Tad) Iwanuma; daughter-in-law, Goldie Yamashige; brother, Takemi (Harriet) Goya; sisters, Carole Holokahi, Grace Goya, Jeannette (Ian) Capps; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grand-children.
Private services were held.


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