Archive for September 11th, 2012

Evelyn Tsuruko Yoshida

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Aug. 13, 2012
Evelyn Tsuruko Yoshida, 89, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl City Highlands Elementary School custodian, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Yoshiichi, daughters Nan Chong and Nellie Yoshida, sister Daisy Kitaoka and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Michael Austin Uso

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Sept. 4, 2012
Michael Austin Uso, 50, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a Kauai Bus dispatcher, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Augustine, brother Mathew and sisters Monalisa, Mara and Marleen. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Richard P. Tesoro

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Aug. 10, 2012
Dr. Richard P. Tesoro, 74, of Mililani, a physician and co-founder of Medical Arts Clinic, Wahiawa, and an Army Medical Corps battalion surgeon who served during the Vietnam War, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Adalida C. “Adele”; son Dr. Richard A.; daughters Renee Tesoro Dang, Lori A. Wiley and Michelle Tesoro Tsuruda; brother Reynaldo; sisters Violet Tabisola, Marin Patao and Jane Smith; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Debra Nalani Simon-Householder

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Sept. 3, 2012
Debra Nalani Simon-Householder, 65, of Ewa Beach, a retired American Savings Bank loan officer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ken Householder; sons Warren and Paul Simon; daughter Kamailehulu Moni; brothers Stanley, Matt and Clifford Jim Jr., and Leroy and Cajeten Sajulaga Jr.; sisters Caroline Paaluhi, Bobbie Elisala, Toni Respicio, Lorna Lenord, Delilah Drane, Linda Preus and Wanda Sajulaga; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Mitsuo Shinde

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Aug. 24, 2012
Mitsuo “Tug” Shinde, 86, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. tractor operator, died in Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Yoshie Hashimoto, Miyoko Shinde and Satsuki Naito. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Leroy Punua

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Sept. 1, 2012
Leroy Punua, 80, of Kaneohe, a United Airlines customer service employee and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Primrose; sons Michael and Boyd; daughters Victoria Punua, Dawn Kaawaloa and LeeAnn Punua Anthony; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Elaine Toshimi Oyadomari

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Aug. 19, 2012
Elaine Toshimi Oyadomari, 92, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Loa Orchids flower packer, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Dixon, son Alvin, sisters Kiyoko Nakamura and Yaeko Kitagawa, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Lynn Kiyomi Puamaeole Okimoto

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Aug. 13, 2012
Lynn Kiyomi Puamaeole Okimoto, 46, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Pathologists Laboratory billing supervisor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by son Ikaika S.M., brother Wendell C.K. and sisters Suzanne M.M. “Cookie” and Wendy U.T. Okimoto, and Colleen K.K. Kotani. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at Waimea Bay at a later date. Casual attire.

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Kenneth Walter McWade

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Sept. 3, 2012
Kenneth Walter McWade, 74, of Kailua, a U.S. Department of the Treasury attorney, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by wife Molly Jones-McWade, sons Kenneth J. and Michael S., daughters Cheri Schmitz and Maureen Baldwin, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Jerry Arnold Martin

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Sept. 1, 2012
Jerry Arnold Martin, 80, of Kula, Maui, a Maui County International Life Support Ambulance Service supervisor, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet A., daughter Joan Vares, brother Henry, sisters Dorothy Medeiros and Eleanor Graves, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Church, Kula. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Aaron K.A. Kahuena

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Aug. 23, 2012
Aaron K.A. Kahuena, 28, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jasmin M. Garcia-Kahuena; sons Donovin J.K. Anderson, and Makanakealoha A.A. and Kaimana M.I. Kahuena; daughter Jenalyn A. Anderson; parents Alexander U. Kahuena Jr. and Cathy M. Obenour; and hanai father Marty Burke. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yoshio Ishikane

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Sept. 2, 2012
Yoshio Ishikane, 97, of Hilo, a retired carpenter, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Jerry, Allan and Harvey; daughters Karen Suga, and Lynn and Nora Yoshida; sister Itsuko Sakamoto; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Walter D. Ines Jr.

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Aug. 31, 2012
Walter D. Ines Jr., 47, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Pacific Missile Range Facility employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by parents Donnie and Mercie, brothers Damon and Darrell, and sister Michelle Brun. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 5 p.m. at Kekaha Cemetery.

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Walter R. Iaela

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Aug. 10, 2012
Walter R. Iaela, 55, of Aiea, a Mohawk Industries warehouse manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Penny; sons Justin I. and Jesse M.; daughter Chelsee N. Iaela Morimoto; brothers James Jr., Daniel and George; sisters Rebecca Peahi and Harriet N. Iaela; and a grandchild. Private service.

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Robert Akira Honda

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Aug. 20, 2012
Robert Akira Honda, 72, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Henry, Richard, Larry and Gerald; and sisters Helen Look, Betty Imai, Nancy Yanagi and Sandra Honda. Private services.

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Sadie Sumi Haraguchi

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Aug. 23, 2012
Sadie Sumi Haraguchi, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George T., Paul S., Glenn M. and Gary N.; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Henrietta Gouveia

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Aug. 22, 2012
Henrietta Gouveia, 92, of Waianae died in Kapolei. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Walter and Kenneth, sister Nettie Senarighi, eight grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mary Ann Goold

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Sept. 4, 2012
Mary Ann “Poki” Goold, 84, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, chef and owner of Poki’s Pasta and Poki’s at Dorian’s, and new-restaurant consultant, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Bob; sons Steve, Craig, Joe, Kelly and Bruce; daughters Cheri Mandaquit and Sue Fronda; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. today at Kona Outdoor Circle. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Louise Kaiwalani Fields

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Sept. 7, 2012
Louise Kaiwalani Fields, 83, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lee Jr., daughters Louise E. Prestidge and Linda Lee Fields, brother James I. Kaanapu and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe. Services: 7:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Bernaldo Bidal Duarte

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Aug. 19, 2012
Bernaldo Bidal “Bernie” Duarte, 77, of Waianae, formerly of Kaimuki, a retired Royal Contracting heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Kalawao, Molokai. He is survived by wife Miranda “Randi”; son Bernaldo B. Jr.; daughters Darleen “Melody,” Dovelyn “Dove” and Diann “Anna” Duarte, Doreen “Honey Girl” Kahakauwila and Destiny “Tweet” Silva; sister Geraldine M. Manalo; 26 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Edward E. Decker

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Aug. 12, 2012
Edward E. “Ned” Decker, 96, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Hilo, a former Honolulu Advertiser circulation manager, Assemblies of God minister and a Marine Corps captain who served in World War II, died in Oklahoma. He was born in Narrowsburg, N.Y. He is survived by son Dr. Edward Jr., daughters Julene “Julie” Ignacio and Nadine Davies, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Committal services: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720. Condolences may be sent to ainaokalani@yahoo.com.

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Jose C. Costales Sr.

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Sept. 4, 2012
Jose C. Costales Sr., 97, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired sugar plantation truck driver, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary T.; sons Martin, Edwin, Paul, Joe, Ernest and Jose Jr.; daughters Patrica Drury and Cari Ann Csigi; brother Pedro; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Church, Kekaha. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Leodora Gladys Conn

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Aug. 30, 2012
Leodora Gladys Conn, 82, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Swope and Jerry, daughters Carvat Jenkins and Karen Izawa, 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Marie M. Coker

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July 18, 2012
Marie M. Coker, 82, of Haleiwa died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Bell, Calif. She is survived by sons Steven and Bradley, daughter Diane Niethamer, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Flowers welcome.

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John Henry Bishop

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Sept. 2, 2012
John Henry Bishop, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Army colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Constance C., sons Michael and Mark, daughters Melanie Tanaka and Melissa Rothenbuscher, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services held. Inurnment: 3 p.m. today at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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May Kuuipo Badiyo

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Aug. 15, 2012
May Kuuipo Badiyo, 61, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Koolauloa. She is survived by husband Albert Jr.; sons Albert and Kai; daughters Leina Ann, Maylin and Lauren; parents Emmaline and Donald Hopkins; sisters Ambra Bee, Eileen Kalahiki, Diane Halas and Beverly Kane; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Pearl Winona Awaa

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Aug. 17, 2012
Pearl Winona Awaa, 73, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a 7-Eleven Hilo salesclerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Raymond, Rayburn, Larry and Lawrence Abenes, Mathew and Bernard Torres Jr., and Rene Tali-say; daughters Theresa Emeliano, Raynette Lacad and Stephanie Wong; brother Samuel Awaa Jr.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Ernest M. Almeida

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Aug. 25, 2012
Ernest M. Almeida, also known as “Uncle Ernie” and “Maka‘i,” 87, of Hilo, formerly of Poipu, Kauai, a retired Kauai Police Department sergeant and district commander, Hyatt Regency Kauai employee and Army sergeant who served during World War II, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Mark and Robert, daughter Marlene Maze, brothers Harold Kang and William Almeida, sister Lucille Yuen, caregiver Ruby Gacusana, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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WIDASKY, ETHEL

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WIDASKY, ETHEL
Ethel Widasky, 83, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away September 4, 2012.
Ethel was the first Legal Administrator at Carlsmith, Carlsmith, Wichman and Case and was known for implementing the first computerized billing program designed specifically for law firms. She was a visionary who saw the future of attorneys, staff and outlying offices communicating with computers.
After 10 years with the law firm, she retired to become a business consultant and later the owner of Ethel K. Widasky, Realtor, Inc.
In 1995 she and her husband, Stanley W. Widasky, a retired Bank of Hawaii Executive Vice President, moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Stanley died on January 21, 2012.
Ethel is survived by her daughter, Debby Sgambelluri, son, Gerry Widasky, nephew Jay Kauffman, six grand-children and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Clinic, Attention: Dept of Development, 13400 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 or to the American Cancer Society, 4550 E. Bell #126, Phoenix, AZ 85032.

HELEN DOBBS

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HELEN DOBBS
95, long time resident of Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, died peacefully in Honolulu. She was born in Baltimore Maryland and was predeceased by her beloved husband, Peter Dobbs. She is missed by her two daughters and their husbands; Drs. Dorothea and John Gaither of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Drs. Joannie Dobbs and Alan Titchenal of Honolulu, Hawaii; her grandson and his wife, Ian Gaither and Diane Proudfoot and her two great grandchildren, Liam and Anya Gaither of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Celebration of life for family and friends: Sunday 9/16/2012 at 7:30 am at Kaimana Beach.


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