Archive for September 20th, 2012

Dolliver Zaiger

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Sept. 9, 2012
Dolliver “Jim” Zaiger, 91, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired plant pathologist and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ross, Iowa. He is survived by wife Janice L.J., sons KImo Kalani and Keo Kanani, daughters Maia Lani Zaiger Daugherty and Mara Nani Zaiger Phipps, brothers Floyd and Jake, sisters Minnie Fancher and Leoris Rager and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Seisho Tomoeda

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Sept. 11, 2012
Seisho Tomoeda, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station engineer, died at home. He was born in North Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marian M., son Jason H. and brother Charles K. Private services.

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Horace Edward Stoessel

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Sept. 16, 2012
Horace Edward Stoessel, 82, of Kapaa, Kauai, a professor at King College in Bristol, Tenn., died at home. He was born in Mississippi. He is survived by wife Phyllis, daughters Deborah Walker and Elizabeth Lee, sisters Evelyn Lassabe and Edwina Hare, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Bruce Moore Stillians

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Sept. 16, 2012
Bruce Moore Stillians, 81, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii English literature professor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by wife Marva. Private services.

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Takumi Shirakawa

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Sept. 4, 2012
Takumi Shirakawa, 89, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired University of Hawaii extension agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waiohinu. He is survived by wife Lenore; son Ray; daughters Patti Shirakawa and Faye Korenaga; sisters Kayono Koike, Nancy Yokota and Sumie Hamamoto; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. No monetary offerings.

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Kameichi Shimizu

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Sept. 8, 2012
Kameichi Shimizu, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired auto mechanic, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen, sons Wayne and Clyde and brother Kazuki “Arrol.” Private services.

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Elaine Noriko Sakaitani

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Aug. 22, 2012
Elaine Noriko Sakaitani, 93, of Honolulu, a Palama Settlement nutritionist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sisters Alice Nakano and Laura Bingo. Private services.

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Henrietta Daisy Perreira

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Aug. 30, 2012
Henrietta Daisy Perreira, 84, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Darrell, daughter Stephanie Bragalone, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Aaron Hatsuo Oshiro

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Sept. 8, 2012
Aaron Hatsuo Oshiro, 50, of Aiea, a waiter, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Amy; mother Sally Matsumoto; stepfather Hisashi Matsumoto; sisters Lorene Higa and Liane Tanigawa; stepbrothers Dr. Bryan, Dr. Roy and Guy Matsumoto; and stepsisters Joy Tanji and Gwen Kojima. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences may be sent to: iamsam@hawaiiantel.net.

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Miyoko Grace Ohama

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Miyoko Grace Ohama,
Aug. 10, 2012

94, of Kailua, a retired St. Francis dental assistant supervisor, died in Kailua. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Rogers Ginoza, and Ronald and Franklin Ohama; daughter Leona Kato; brothers Bob, Hideo and Rudy Arakawa; sisters Ruth Eckert, Yoshimi Kayona, Mildred Miyamoto, Jeanne Gushiken and Sally Fukunaga; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.�

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Fred Takuzo Nomura

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Sept. 3, 2012
Fred Takuzo Nomura, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Department of the Navy lithograph pressman and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy M., son Gary J., daughter Leigh E. Ito, brother George M., sister Kiyoko and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Karl K. Nishimoto

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Aug. 30, 2012
Karl K. “Kiyomi” Nishimoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Meadow Gold Dairies employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eva, son Erik, daughters Yvonne Tanaka and Carla Nishimoto, sister Sumi Khim and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Lary Shinhei Nakamine

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July 12, 2012
Lary Shinhei Nakamine, 87, of Aiea died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Torae, daughters Lori Overbay and Vera Matsumoto, brother Charles, sister Anita Korenaga, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Crystal Levonne Lundy

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Sept. 11, 2012
Crystal Levonne Lundy, 60, of Pearl City, a Navy retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Savannah, Ga. She is survived by brothers James and Charles; and sisters Edith Roberson, Linda Robinson and Cynthia Thompson. Private services.

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Dionicio C. Luis

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Sept. 1, 2012
Dionicio C. “Dinny” Luis, 81, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired drywall hanger, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Dolores D., daughters Corina Nihipali and Roxanne Laguatan, sisters Connie Bobiles and Helen Ugale, 18 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Shirlee Humphrey Liberman

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Aug. 15, 2012
Shirlee Humphrey Liberman, 90, of Honolulu, a retired personnel specialist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Connecticut. She is survived by stepson Terry. Services held.

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Florence Shizuko Kamei

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Sept. 15, 2012
Florence Shizuko Kamei, 108, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a former Kauai Island Tours guide, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Janet Watanabe, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Stanley G. Harlan

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Sept. 12, 2012
Stanley G. Harlan, 90, of Kaneohe, a plant engineer and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Riverside, Calif. He is survived by wife Billie; sons Robert, Stanley Jr. and John; daughter Karen Harlan Wetterlind, sister Jeanne Drury, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Kunio Hamada

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Sept. 14, 2012
Richard Kunio Hamada, 92, of Honolulu, a retired federal government general foreman at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran who served in the 100th Battalion in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife July N., daughter Janice Clements, sister Amy Watanabe and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Alfred Anthony Goo

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Aug. 31, 2012
Alfred Anthony Goo, 65, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tel employee and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Drusilla, son Keola, daughter Noelani Nelson, brothers Allen and Eugene, sister Pauline Mitchell and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Leonard S. Gonsalves

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Sept. 3, 2012
Leonard S. Gonsalves, 68, of Ewa Beach, a retired state Department of Corrections employee and a Navy veteran, died in Kona, Hawaii. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Anita, sons William S. and Michael J., daughter Teresa and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Toribio Terry Gascon Jr.

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Sept. 9, 2012
Toribio Terry Gascon Jr., 71, of Honolulu, a former Hawaii Ecumenical Housing food service manager, an Army veteran and a retired chef for Rudy’s Italian Restaurant, Catering by Angels, Henry Loui’s, Chi-Chi’s Kahala Mall and the Elks Club, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Tobias and Benjamin; daughters Teri-Dyn and Dorina Mae Gascon, Adrianne Terlep and Janine Tenorio; brother Larry; sister Theresa Greer; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Private committal services. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Celso Ramel Fontanilla

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Sept. 12, 2012
Celso Ramel Fontanilla, 60, of Honolulu, a janitor for the Association of Apartment Owners at Hawaii Kai Peninsula, died in Honolulu. He was born in Luna, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda “Linda;” son Melvin; daughters Claire F. Agustin andDanette Fontanilla; brother Pedro; sisters Solidad Andres, Sioning Galapon, Lilia Miguel and Isabel George; stepsister Agnes Fontanilla-Pedraza; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Robert Joseph Fernandez Sr.

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Sept. 13, 2012
Robert Joseph Fernandez Sr., 80, of Kahului, a retired Maui Police Department sergeant and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara J., sons Robert J. Jr. and William A., daughters Yvonne Kanoa and Darlene Kuailani, sister Myrtle Pszyk and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Ellis

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Sept. 10, 2012
Robert Ellis, also known as “Bob” and “Kumu,” 88, of Honolulu, a retired computer art and graphics designer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Nawiliwili, Kauai. He is survived by brother Patrick H.; and sisters Edith U. Ellis, Winona E. Rubin and Dorothy Zeffiro. Private services.

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Mary Tagle Ellasos

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Sept. 13, 2012
Mary Tagle Ellasos, 94, of Waialua died in Waialua. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Errol E. and Gilbert W. Kilantang; daughters Barbara J. Orillo, Carmencita M. Isabelo and Donna Imbo; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Doris F. Crowell

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Aug. 8, 2012
Doris F. Crowell, 92, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired public school teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George K., Robert I., Mel and Dee; brother Richard Fukuda; sister Mary Chang; and eight grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: doriscrowell.com.

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Emelia Bettencourt

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Sept. 8, 2012
Emelia “Peaches” Bettencourt, 67, of Kaaawa, a retired government employee, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Virginia L.K. Bettencourt Reeves. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Waikane. Mass: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Arthur En Kui Ah Loo Jr.

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Sept. 10, 2012
Arthur En Kui Ah Loo Jr., 68, of Waipahu, a retired fire captain, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leina‘ala; son Dexter; daughters Irene Mayan and Leina‘ala Ah Loo; brothers Alvin, Patrick, Warren Sam and Henry; sisters Joy Medeiros, Faith Fernandez and Hope Ah Loo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Kalihi, 720 N. King St. Services: 6 p.m. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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RANDY LEE KARNS

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RANDY LEE KARNS
Randy Lee Karns passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the age of 65. He is predeceased by his parents, Coye and Genevieve Karns. Randy is survived by his loving wife, Jackie, of 34 years; daughter Lori Karns and her husband, Matt Spitz, of New York City; daughter Kelly Karns and her fiancé, John Gardner, of San Francisco; brother Gerald Karns of Lead, South Dakota; and brother Larry Karns and his wife, Rickie, of Spearfish, South Dakota.
Randy grew up in the small gold mining town of Central City, South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1969, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Immediately after graduation, he started his accounting career at Arthur Andersen & Co in Los Angeles, CA. He worked his way up in the ranks from a Staff position in 1969 to Manager in 1974 and in 1980 he was admitted to the Worldwide Partnership. In 1982 he co-founded and became the Managing Partner of the Hawaii Office of Arthur Andersen. In the 30+ years he was there, Randy opened doors for hundreds of others. Whether he was helping existing clients, meeting with business leaders in the community, or mentoring aspiring young accountants, Randy’s leadership, integrity, and business acumen were critical in making Andersen one of the most well-respected accounting firms in Honolulu. In 2002, Andersen shut its doors, but not before Randy conceived of and led the reinvention of the Firm by acquiring the Hawaii practice, retaining its employees and clients, and creating a new practice currently known as KMH LLP. Under Randy’s leadership, the Hawaii office of Arthur Andersen is the only surviving office worldwide.
Throughout his career, Randy lead, mentored, and achieved. At the end of the day, that made everyone around him successful. The reputation he built and lifelong friends he has made during his career are a testament of his character and success. Randy recognized that education, hard work, and integrity were pillars to his success and as a result, he strove to pass these values on to his daughters and other young accountants and mentees.
Randy enjoyed all sports whether he was a participant or an observer. He played high school football, basketball and was an avid skier. Randy enjoyed collecting wine, but found even more pleasure in sharing a glass with family and friends. However, Randy’s true passion was music. To Randy, “music gave a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” (Plato) He loved to listen to vinyl records and had an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz albums and musicians. Most of all, he loved playing his trumpet each summer alongside his daughters and lifelong friends in the Northern Hills Community Band in Deadwood, South Dakota. This was his 50th year playing in ‘The Band’. His wife, Jackie, was always right there cheering them on and Randy was quick to credit Jackie for her unwavering support of both his career and the upbringing of their daughters. He spoke with pride, thankfulness and love of how she would read to Lori and Kelly every night. It was just one example of the bond and love they shared.
Randy will always be remembered with great admiration as a leader in the community. He was a person of high integrity, extreme thoughtfulness and widespread generosity. Randy was a loving husband, father and friend.
To honor Randy’s request, there will be no funeral service.
To continue Randy’s legacy of mentorship and community leadership, an endowed scholarship fund at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa to support students pursuing a degree in accountancy will be established in his honor. Memorial gifts may be sent payable to “UH Foundation” with a note “Randy Karns Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Accountancy” to UH Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270 or you may give online at www.uhfoundation.org.


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