Archive for September 23rd, 2012

TERRY YASUKICHI ARAKAKI

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TERRY YASUKICHI ARAKAKI
91, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and an Army veteran, passed way on September 11, 2012 in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nancy, son Terance, daughters Carol (Gordon) Steever and Sandy (Les) Honda, brother Thomas (Sally) Arakaki, sister Nancy (Ikito) Muraoka and two grandchildren, Joshua and Daniel. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Benjamin T. Arre

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Sept. 14, 2012
Benjamin T. Arre, 64, of Honolulu, a retired construction worker, died in Aloha Nursing & RehabCentre. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Victorina G., sons Brendo G. and Benjamin G., daughter Maria V. Agbisit, father Raymundo C., brother Ray, sisters Helen Javier and Mely Ramos, and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Ahtagi Atagi

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Sept. 18, 2012
Ahtagi Atagi, 50, of Hilo, a Kamaaina Motors sales representative, died at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Bernadette; son Zachary; daughters Adriana, Sondra and Elena; brothers Tuileva “Tui,” Toveli “Sole,” Miller and Fa’amoana “Ana” Atagi, Falemai Pia-Atagi andLeRoy Lele; sisters Linemoe “Lin” White, Sa Robinson, Vasati “Sati” Ulii and Fesoloai “Sai” Atagi-Trice; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sylvester Bennett

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Sept. 9, 2012
Sylvester Bennett, 75, of Kapolei, a medical administrator, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and an Air Force senior master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by wife Conchita S.; and sons John D., Teo S. and Paul S. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of thePacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sept. 15.

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Ellen Chang Burley

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Sept. 20, 2012
Ellen Chang “Ma”Burley, 88, of Kailua died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne, Raymond Jr., Bruce and Steve; daughtersSnooki Puli and Bobbi Peters; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of thePacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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CHARLES M. CHIBANA

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CHARLES M. CHIBANA
Age 92, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 14, 2012 in Pearl City. Born February 13, 1920 in Paukaa, Hilo, HI. He retired from Economy Plumbing and was a member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters 675 Union.
He is survived by wife, Thelma Chibana; sons, Howard Chibana, Kyle (Jerilyn) Chibana; daughters, Kathleen Long, Marvis (Michael) Remboldt, Lanelle (Paul) Guillory; brother, Robert Chibana; sisters, Carol (Fred) Shimabukuro, Elaine Miyashiro; granddaughters, Sumi Long, Kari Remboldt.
Private Services held. Please no monetary gifts or flowers.

Kayoko Yamashita Davis

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Sept. 1, 2012
Kayoko Yamashita Davis, 82, of Honolulu died. She was born in Owase City, Japan. She is survived by husband John L. and son Glenn. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ralph ElvinZimmerman

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Sept. 3, 2012
Ralph Elvin Zimmerman, 69, of Hawaii Kai, president and owner of A-1 Construction Corp., died in Hawaii Kai. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wifeBetty. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gerald Verne Erickson

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Sept. 13, 2012
Gerald Verne Erickson, 69, of Naalehu, Hawaii, an electronics engineer and proprietor of Galilee Enterprises Inc., and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Denver. He is survived by wife Diana, son Colin K., daughter Michelle Coss, mother Argyle, sister Diane, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Marilyn Ethel Crane

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MARILYN ETHEL CRANE
Was born on March 22, 1947, to Pat and Violet Mooney in Reno, Nevada. She was the middle child and had an older sister, Marsha Mooney Ward (husband Bob) and a younger brother, Patrick Mooney (wife Helen). Her early childhood was filled with activities including learning to swim at the old Riverside Hotel and pioneering the ski hills of Mount Rose. She attended Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School and showed great spirit, although probably not the spirit that the nuns were looking for! Marilyn and best friend Donna were producers, directors and actors in the Whoater Theater which certainly must have served as a stepping off point for many a thespian career. Donna was also the inspiration for joining ballet where Marilyn usually danced in the chorus or played a tree or a flower while Donna basked in the limelight. Miss Archalee’s whacking stick was never far from Marilyn’s feet which is why chocolate eclairs became more desirable than tutus. Junior high was the beginning of public school education. Marilyn joined the band and was mediocre in playing flute, bass clarinet and baritone sax, but later learned that French horn players have great lips for kissing. Marilyn attended Earl Wooster High School, and along with friend Joan M. became the first mascot, the Wooster colt. Four legs protruding from a rather lumpy body provided great entertainment at the football games. Marilyn went on to attend the University of Nevada Reno on a four year Sarah Fleischman scholarship. Her first masters was in home
economics education and her second masters was in counseling and guidance. Both offered her the opportunity to be a compassionate professional in the school system where she was happiest being of service to others. She married James Crane who later died while serving on active duty. They had a son, James. Marilyn thoroughly enjoyed her time with friends and family. Quite the pleasure seeker, she would quite happily spend hard earned money on a holiday, excellent meal or fine wine. She loved to travel and play golf. She toured Europe with her son, James and later with his new family, Kim, Marcus, Daniel and Branon. Marilyn invariably had a smile, joke, or some whimsical remark at the ready. She truly enjoyed life and checked off an impressive bucket list of things to do before you die. She spent 32 years in the educational system working at University of Nevada, Reno High School, Earl Wooster High School in Reno, St. Andrew’s Priory and Fern Elementary School in Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations to : the American Kidney Foundation. Celebration of life service 10 a.m. Thursday (9/27) at Valley of the Temples Chapel; visitation from 9 a.m.

Augustine Ferreira

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Sept. 17, 2012
Augustine “Sonny”Ferreira, 85, of Hilo, a Hilo Coast Processing Co. retiree and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Allen, Gordon, Jaime andRilan; daughter Wendy Lee; brother Joseph; sistersAlice Yoshida and Beatrice Jarneski; 17 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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CHARLES M. FUJIWARA

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CHARLES M. FUJIWARA
Age 82, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away August 25, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born February 27, 1930 in Haleiwa, Hawaii.
He is survived by wife, Agnes Y. Fujiwara; sons, Dr. Daryl (Janine) Fujiwara, David (Jan) Fujiwara, Jon (Linda) Fujiwara; sister, Jane Fujiwara; 6 grandchildren.
Private services were held. No monetary offerings, please.

Umeyo Goya

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Aug. 17, 2012
Umeyo Goya, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Iolani Sports Wear presser, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by son Jerry K.; daughters Gladys T. Miyamoto, Doris S. Pohanka and Amy E. Shirk; brothers Shigeru and Minoru Nakamura; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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James Thomas Hutcherson

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Sept. 15, 2012
James Thomas Hutcherson, 78, ofMakakilo, an economist and Air Force veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born inDetroit. He is survived by wife Akiko, daughters Diana H. Murphy and Mona Koehler, and other family members. Private services. Donations suggested to Honolulu Shriners Hospital for Children or Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Dean Kazuo Ida

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Sept. 14, 2012
Dean Kazuo Ida, 45, of Kaneohe died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Clyde T. and caregiver/sister-in-law Linette. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Masae Ishida

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Sept. 14, 2012
Masae Ishida, 104, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Lincoln, caregiver Alice, sister Bernice Chu, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church, Kealakekua. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Cy Seichi Izumi

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Aug. 7, 2012
Cy Seichi Izumi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired foreman at Hawaiian Bitumuls andPaving Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honokahua, Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by sons Dennis and Darrell, daughters Wanda Kajioka and Linda Nagata, and sisters Millie Clark and Darling Chee. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services:10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at National Memorial Cemetery of thePacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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John Helekahi Jr.

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Sept. 8, 2012
John Helekahi Jr., 82, of Hana, Maui, a retired Hotel Hana executive chef, died at home.He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wifeLovena K.T.; sons Hymie J., Erwin M., Arthur J., ChristopherJ., Roger E. and Kawaiola; daughters Glenna Ann Lind, Karen Redo, Mapu Sinenci, Leila Castro, Zaneta S. Shintani, Fawn S. Helekahi-Burns andKealohanui Helekahi; sister Katherine Abreau; 46 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hana. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Puuiki Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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BIKER KAREN KAHAWAI

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In Loving Memory Of My Wife
BIKER KAREN KAHAWAI
She was an angel always helping others. She was so special with a big heart of Gold, why did He take my angel away? Don’t He have enough angels up there in heaven? I need her more than Him, my wife Karen was a big spark plug in my life and everyone around her, the spark is gone in my life, my Biker Karen was a trooper with last weeks on this damn world. She suffer pain every hour of the day but keep on smiling, I want anyone out there to explain to me why did she leave in so much pain, why can’t she go in her sleep? Why anyone? Call me 808-927-3129-and Lets Talk. Aloha Biker Karen
I Will Always Love You,
See You later Biker Karen
Aloha Aloha Aloha
Just me Bolo Kahawai
Your Other Half.

JUNE KURAKO KAUKAU

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JUNE KURAKO KAUKAU
Age 75, of Kailua, passed away September 16, 2012 at Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. Born June 4, 1937 in Kula, Maui.
She is survived by husband, Leroy “Dukie” Kaukau; daughters, Jeri “Lani” (keoni) Darisay, Allyson Kaina, Penny (Darren Opunui) Kaukau, Terrilyn (Stephen) Farmer Kaukau; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 9/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire.

Philip Mun Ho Kim

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Aug. 29, 2012
Philip MunHo Kim, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Army master sergeant, died in Pearl City. He was born in Kapaia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Dorothy; son Jonathan; daughters K. Emilei and Janna Beth Kim, and Coralee K. Harai; and a grandchild. Private services held at National Memorial Cemetery of thePacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Han Jie Ma

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Aug. 26, 2012
Han Jie Ma, 55, of Honolulu, a cook at a Mililani restaurant, died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by wifeWan Ci Li; sons Darius and Raymond; and brothers Hon Wing, Hon Fai andHon Chiu. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Chinese Buddhist services: 9:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Darlene Leilani Nakaahiki

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Aug. 24, 2012
Darlene Leilani Nakaahiki, 40, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husbandBlake; sons Charles andBlake; daughter Kolealani Kamailoa; father Robert Anderson; brothers Patrick Anderson andDonald, Lester, Walter and Eugene Figueroa; sistersDoreen Anderson, Pricilla A. Ramos andPatricia Figueroa; and grandparent May L. Willing. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Helen Aukai Obrero

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Sept. 13, 2012
HelenAukai Obrero, 75, of Anahola, Kauai, an entertainer with Wailua River Boat Rides, died at home. She was born in Anahola. She is survived by son Jonathan M.; daughtersSandra Vea, Donna M. and Hattie Obrero, and Darlene L. Sasil; brotherHiram Kaleiohi; sistersEsther Pezario, Julia Wasano, Florence Navas and Elaine Fernandez; and 11 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at Anahola Hawaiian Homes Park. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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KazueA. Odo

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Sept. 15, 2012
Kazue A. Odo, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenji, son Michael K., brother S. George Kinoshita and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Noelani Charmine Okada

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Aug. 30, 2012
Noelani Charmine “Pinky” Okada, 72, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald, sons Ronald Jr. and William, daughters Stacy Helemano and Daylin Thomas, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Services at noon. Burial:2 p.m. at the park cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Clifford Charles Olivera

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Aug. 26, 2012
Clifford Charles “Cliff” Olivera, 62, of Kailua, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintenance worker and an Army veteran, died in Kailua.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeLinda Kaaihue-Olivera; sonKalani Bell; daughters Chelsea and JordanneOlivera; brothers Herbert, Victor and John; and sisters Judy Chee, FrancesYoung, Joan “Pamela” Tomas, Janice Aquino and Jeanette Olivera. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kualoa Beach Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Donald Osurman

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Sept. 16, 2012
Donald Osurman, 76, of Pearl City, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Hazel; son Donald Jr.; daughter Donna May Johnston; stepson Melvin Klunk; stepdaughter Donna May Johnston; brothers Victor Jr., Thomas, Gilbert and Dennis; sisters Mercedes and Florencia; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Manuel Coloma Pagdilao

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Sept. 2, 2012
Manuel Coloma “Manning” Pagdilao, 89, of Lahaina, a retired Maui Land &Pineapple Co. weatherman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wifeIsabelina A.; sonsIsmael, Pablo III, Rodrigo, June and Wilson; daughtersPerlita Bali andEstrella Bisarra; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass:7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Frederick Lyman Perkins

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Sept. 13, 2012
Frederick Lyman “Freddy”Perkins, 67, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Maui Toyota car salesman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by daughterTrinalee K. Purdy; brothersAndrew, Stephen andAnthony Garcia; sisterSandra Bird; companion Candi Cocca; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Niche placement: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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