Archive for September 16th, 2012

Kay Katsue Yamanaka

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Aug. 4, 2012
Kay Katsue Yamanaka, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Painting & Decorating Co. office manager, died. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband Brian M. Sr., son Brian M. Jr., daughter WendyS.C., brother Jack Oyama, sisters Edna Ching and JudithFukumoto, and two grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Arlyn V. Visitacion

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Aug. 31, 2012
Arlyn V. Visitacion, 39, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Virgoneza, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jon F.; daughter Lorilei; father Alfredo Valiente; brothers Knorlee, Arlee and Jomar Vic Valiente; and sister Relyn Delfin. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Ballard FamilyMortuary. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery Wailuku. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mitsuo Tsugawa

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Sept. 4, 2012
Mitsuo “Mike” Tsu-gawa, 89, of Honolulu, a retired city housing code inspector and Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, F Company, in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son Glenn H., daughter Gerry M. Tomonari, sister Edna K. Naka and four grandchildren. Private services.

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SharonAnne Trinidad-Pak

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Sept. 3, 2012
Sharon Anne Trinidad-Pak, 55, of Kapolei, a DHLExpress customer service representative, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kevin Pak; sons NoahBishaw and Isaac and Isaiah Pak; daughter Nicole Kalua; mother Mely McGivern; stepfather Daniel McGivern; sisters Trinette Villoria and Melanie Belden; and five grandchildren. Visitation:9:15 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass:11 a.m. Aloha attire.No flowers.

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Richard Rinichi Toyama

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Sept. 5, 2012
Richard Rinichi Toyama, 80, of Honolulu, a retired state elevator inspection supervisor and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Frances T.; daughter Monica M. Lortz; brothers David K., Yukio, Shigeo and Thomas T. Toyama; and sisters Aiko Tengan and Janet H. Naumu. Visitation:10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 am. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Ian Tengan

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Aug. 25, 2012
Ian Tengan, 37, of Hilo, a mechanic helper and fisherman, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Michael and Charlotte and brothers Ryan, Jace and Aaron. Visitation:3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services:5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Emily Natsumi Tanaka

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Sept. 2, 2012
Emily Natsumi Tanaka, 86, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government supervisory supply technician at Pearl Harbor Submarine Base, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Derrick K. and Jaime J., daughter Emi M., brother Paul Sakai, sister Shera Naito and a grandchild. Visitation:3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Carolina Butacan Susterich

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Sept. 12, 2012
Carolina Butacan Susterich, 85, of Kahului, formerly of Kauai, co-owner of Joe’s Service on Kauai, died. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Jerry and William “Bill” Valdez; daughters JaneAhman, Evelyn Sally Condon and Leila “Millie”Liva; brother Licerio Butacan; sisters Linda Bristol, Isabel Speck and VisitationBrittain; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation:9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuar- ies.com.

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Alice Tsuyuko Shintaku

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Aug. 8, 2012
Alice Tsuyuko Shintaku, 91, of Barrigada, Guam, formerly of Wahiawa and Kaneohe, died on Guam. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Paul; brothers Robert, Edward and Franklin; sister Mildred Ida; three grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Saint Andrew’s Cathedral Church. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Micheal Ichiro Shimomura-Robinson

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July 13, 2012
Micheal Ichiro Shimomura-Robinson, 26, of Honolulu, a Leeward Community College student, died in Honolulu. He was born in Torrance, Calif. He is survived by mother Diane Shimomura. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at OurLady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach. Mass:11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 3.

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Stella Sono Shimatsu

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Sept. 12, 2012
Stella Sono Shimatsu, 94, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Fullerton, Calif. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by sons Marvin and Lance; daughters Eileen Cabinte and Janice Blankenship; brothers Seichi, Kiyoichi, Jack and Roku Kanekuni; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. No services.

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Deloris Paulette Rhines

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Sept. 8, 2012
Deloris Paulette Rhines, 59, of Waipahu, a retired cab driver, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Frankie and Lloyd. Graveside services:2:15 pm. Saturday at Diamond Head MemorialPark. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Julia B. Ramos

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Sept. 10, 2012
Julia B. Ramos, 59, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mathew J.S. and MatthanJ.S. Pattioay and Kaimana N.S.B. Ramos; daughters Maechel S. Nakamoto and Melanie S., Maranda S. and Micalen S. Pattioay; hanai sisters Gwen Harris and SharonRamos Manley; and 10 grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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Kalei Aloha Paio

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Sept. 12, 2012
Kalei AlohaPaio, also known as Jack K. Paio, 82, of Waianae, a retired truck driver and Army veteran, died in Waianae.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Bonnie Silva, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Abigail Eiko Oshiro

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Aug. 23, 2012
Abigail Eiko Oshiro, infant daughter of Blane and Trina Oshiro of Kaneohe, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by sisters Tiana Aana-Sutton and Madisen and Emily Ann Oshiro; grandparents Walter and Joyce Oshiro, Frances Sutton, and Dane and Kathy Chan; and great-grandparentsBetty Lou Chan, Marian Sutton and PeggyMakiya. Visitation:10 a.m. Sept. 23 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Carolina Yrigoyen Oliveira

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Sept. 8, 2012
Carolina YrigoyenOliveira, 79, of Kahului, formerly of Wahiawa, a retired Marians Catering employee, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in El Paso, Texas. She is survived by son David, brother Lorenzo Yrigoyen, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Masaaki Nakamura

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Sept. 7, 2012
Masaaki Nakamura, 93, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. millwright, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii.He is survived by wife “Sue” Sumayo, sons Glenn T. and Alton M., daughter Lynne M., sisterKarenY., four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:3:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Joel Norman Mosley

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Aug. 25, 2012
Joel Norman Mosley, also known as “Norm”or “Mo,” 68, of Mesa, Ariz., a retired Navy chief petty officer who served in the Vietnam War, died in Mesa. He was born in Alpine, Texas. He is survived by daughters Wainani and Puanani, stepson Michael, stepdaughter Velma, brother Billie Neal, sister Ina Lou, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at Dots in Wahiawa. Inurnment:11 a.m. Oct. 1 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Alice Y. Morimoto

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Sept. 11, 2012
Alice Y. Morimoto, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Spencecliff waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister-in-law and care provider Hisako Morimoto; nephew Mark Smith; and nieces Margie Hall, Joyce Kawada, Janet Hanamoto and Lynette Morimoto. Private services.

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Jon Phillip Lewis

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Sept. 2, 2012
Jon Phillip Lewis, 76, of Honolulu, an engineer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in California. He is survived by companion Phyllis Furutani; daughters Debbie Takayama and Kimberly Kaya; sisters Cassie Wingender, Janice Johnson and Virginia Badker; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date in Hilo. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Wayne K. Jose

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Aug. 31, 2012
Wayne K. Jose, 58, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Community Economic Opportunity Center program coordinator and former employee at the Naniloa Hotel, a guava farm and Hilo Life Care Center, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Bernard “Kanak”Jr. and Burt; and sisters Carnation”Lei” Castillo, ShirleyMedeiros and Betty Jose-Brannam. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hilo. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Carol Keiko Hong

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Aug. 5, 2012
Carol Keiko Hong, 70, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harold L.S., sons Wendell and Michael, mother Betty Hirahara, sister Elsa Sato and two grandchildren. Services:10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Oahu, 290 Sand Island Access Road. Casual attire.

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Buck Michio Hamano

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Sept. 6, 2012
Buck Michio Hamano, 83, of Hilo, a retired Global Associates clerk on Kwajalein Island, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Masaaki and sister Kiyoko Fujishige. Private services.

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Louis Garcia Jr.

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Sept. 6, 2012
Louis Garcia Jr., 77, of Lahaina, a retired Maui Electric Co. troubleshooter, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Rudybelle K.; son Louis III; daughters Princisca “Lei” Greig, Rena Kaina, Carmela Garcia, Doreen Buenconsejo and Michelle “Shelley” Blackburn; sister Florence “Inday” Tabbal; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Waiola Church. Services:11 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ruth Deichman

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Sept. 14, 2012
Ruth Deichman, 76, of Maui died. She was born in New York City. She is survived by daughters Sara, Amy and Jodi, and four grandchildren. Services:11 a.m. today at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku.

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Alberta C. Crook

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Sept. 5, 2012
Alberta C. Crook, 85, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Lahaina, a former real estate broker in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. Services:10 a.m. Friday at Papakea Resort Molokai Cabana in Lahaina. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Flower petals only. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Samuel A. Agapay

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Sept. 8, 2012
Samuel A. Agapay, 65, of Kahului, a Maui High School custodian, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Belinda; sons Jessie, Jefferson, Samuel Jr. and James; daughtersJosephine Salviejo and Cathy Agapay; sister Tessie Cuaresma; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation:6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass:7:30 p.m. Additional visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services:9 a.m. Burial:10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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CECILY “OMA” MOORE

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CECILY “OMA” MOORE
September 1, 2012
Cecily “Oma” Moore was born to Sanemon and Meta (Eckhart) Teshima in the plantation town of Waihee Maui on November 13, 1908. She was the 2nd eldest of 8 siblings and enjoyed the few pleasures and many rigors of plantation living, working in the pineapple fields and the butcher shop during her youth, besides helping her mom with the younger children. She attended Maui High, and after graduating she was sponsored to attend nursing school at Queen’s Hospital on Oahu. Upon her graduation as an RN, she worked at various hospitals and before settling in at Leahi Hospital where she remained until her retirement in 1972.
Cecily met and married Robert J. Moore in 1932, and they raised four children, Carol (Tom) Warden, Robert Jr. (Paulette), and Susannah (Sheldon) Katsutani. Cecily was preceded in death by her spouse and son Richard (Kris). Oma is also encircled by 10 grandchildren and 27 greater-grandchildren.
Since enrolling her older children in Epiphany School in 1940, Cecily became a lifelong member of that Church, which remained the foundation for her life and faith thereafter. She served on the Altar Guild with her sister Lily Pearson for over 30 years and seldom missed a service until her later years. The Epiphany community became her extended family and she spoke lovingly of those dear friends and ministers who shared that community with her. When asked the secret to her longevity, Oma would reply ” God let me live so long because He loves sinners”.
Oma left us peacefully on Saturday morning, September 1, 2012, at Leahi Hospital, which had been her home for almost 3 years. She was 103 years old. Her family will long remain grateful for the loving and attentive care she received at Leahi from nurses and the caring staff, who treated her with love, humor, respect and dignity. Oma will be missed, but remains bright in our memories. Aloha oe
Services will be held at Epiphany Church on September 29, 2012 with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and services commencing at 10 a.m. No flowers please. Aloha attire is welcome.

Jacqueline Watson Richardson

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JACQUELINE WATSON RICHARDSON
Passed away peacefully on September 6, 2012 in Weymouth, MA. She was a long time resident of the Honolulu area.
Jackie was born in Hackensack, NJ in 1930. She was a generous soul and caregiver all her life. She attended Leonia High School in Hackensack and graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY with a B.S. degree in nursing in 1952. Jackie also had a spirit for adventure and after working in New York City for a few years as a nurse, she and a college classmate set out on a Hawaiian vacation with the idea of investigating the job market while they were there.
Jackie fell in love with the islands, was hired by Straub Clinic and worked there intermittently until 1977. She married John F. “Jack” Richardson, Jr. in 1955 and settled into a busy life on Oahu raising four children while working evenings and holidays at Straub. When the children were older, she took a job with Hawaii Public Schools and was employed as a school health aide for eleven years. She retired from Wilson Elementary in 1989.
After her children were grown and she resigned from nursing, Jackie focused her energies volunteering in her community, entertaining island visitors, and rekindling her passion for adventure. She was a volunteer at Hawaii Public Radio, Planned Parenthood, and Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. She and Jack travelled world-wide – to Africa, through the Panama Canal, and all over Europe. However, her favorite trips were always to attend Skidmore class reunions and visit her grandchildren on the mainland.
Jackie is survived by Jack, her husband of 56 years and their children Mark Richardson of Huntington Beach, CA, Claudia Seaver (David) of Eaton, CO, John F. Richardson, III (Kathy) of Seattle, WA and Jill O’Brien (Tom) of Marshfield, MA, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Remembrances can be made in Jacqueline W. Richardson’s name to Aloha Shriners Children’s Transportation Fund, c/o Aloha Shriners, 1611 Kewalo Street, Suite 201, Honolulu, HI 96822.
The family is planning a private memorial in California.

CATHERINE KAAWA LAU

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CATHERINE
KAAWA LAU
87, born in Honolulu, Hawaii died peacefully on September 8, 2012. Survived by children Kehaulani (Jube) Kuewa, Walter (Sandra) Lau and Stephen (Gaylynn Lehua) Lau, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, her sisters Alice Chun, Naomi Wilkinson, Diana Leialoha Ganon, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Lau and son William Lau. Catherine had a deep religious faith and served in several ministries at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She lived and shared the love of Jesus Christ throughout her life. Catherine retired as a manager of the men’s department after being with Liberty House for 41 years. Her love for her job and kindness and care for customers were recognized by the Retail Merchants of Hawaii naming her its Outstanding Oahu Retail Salesperson in 1990. Services for Catherine will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea, Oahu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Program: 10:45 a.m. Mass: 11:00 a.m. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire.


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