Archive for September 29th, 2012

Carey Takashi Ushijima

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Sept. 18, 2012
Carey Takashi Ushijima, 55, of Honalo, Hawaii, a construction equipment mechanic for the Hawaii County automotive division, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Toshio and Kikuko and sister Janice Kameda. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ruta Fulisia Tofa

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Sept. 11, 2012
Ruta Fulisia Tofa, 52, of Auburn, Wash., a retired cook for the American Samoa Department of Education school lunch program, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Alamagato, Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Poe; sons Tioata, Talati, Robert and Nathan Tofa, and Faafetai Filipo; brothers Tema, Fuavasa and Pili Eteuati; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Robert William Sherlock

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Sept. 26, 2012
Robert William “Bob” Sherlock, 74, of Hilo, a retired Loomis Fargo Armor supervisor, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Ululani K., son Richard J.K., sister Shirley King and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Eduardo Silva Rodriguez

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Sept. 22, 2012
Eduardo Silva Rodriguez, 81, also known as “Ed,” “Pops” and “Vida,” of Kailua, San Francisco and Fresno, Calif., a retired Bank of America foreign affairs representative and a travel agent, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Lima, Peru. He is survived by wife Helen; son Edmund; stepsons Jackson, Marvin and Stanley “Miko” Lakatani; stepdaughters Harriett Lakatani-Taito and Ijeva Lakatani-Matavale; brother Ernesto Silva-Rodriguez; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. today at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

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Moses Patigayon

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Sept. 17, 2012
Moses Patigayon, 80, of Kunia, formerly of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a painting contractor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by companion Linda C. Shiverdaker; son Danny; daughters Marie Rodrigues, Alexandria and Diane “Anna” Ishimura, and Donna Flores; sisters Rosario Maglinti, Pastora Torres, Maria Gonsales, Darlene Steaveson and Victoria Ah Choy; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Sally Palacol

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Sept. 19, 2012
Sally Palacol, 71, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a homemaker and salesclerk and Maxwell’s Landing cook, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Noland, Darrin and Benjamin Jr.; daughters Melanie Palacol and Trinidad Domingues; brothers Demetrio, Richard and Frank Campogan; sisters Connie Perez and Gloria Phillips; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Walter Peter Paiva

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Sept. 2, 2012
Walter Peter Paiva, 79, of Waipahu, a retired city paramedic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Walter Paiva Jr., and James and George Heu; daughter Waldreen Heu; stepsons James and Leonard Faria; brother George; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at Moanalua Mortuary. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire.

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Fusae Fujii Masumoto

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Sept. 15, 2012
Fusae Fujii Masumoto, 96, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard, Roy, Ronald and Rodney; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Russellyn Anne Mabuti Marzan

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Sept. 12, 2012
Russellyn Anne Mabuti Marzan, 52, of Honolulu, an adult judiciary system supervisor, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Davao, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jaime E.; son Christopher M. Icmat; daughter Ferlyn Icmat; mother Clarita M. Quismundo; brothers Romulo and Roehl Quismundo; sisters Charlene Marcellano, Jocelyn Gerghty, Pedrita Pecher, Aireene Brandt and Maureene Webb; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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John Melvin Kaiawe

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Sept. 9, 2012
John Melvin Kaiawe, 67, of Kaloko, Hawaii, owner of J.M.K. Equipment, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Earlene; daughter Leesa Ann Kam; brothers Charles and Joseph Nahale, Lyle, Lance and Tommy Lance Gomes, Francis Ng Sr., and Kenneth Sr., Thomas and Ronald Kam Sr.; sisters Eleanor and Grace Kaiawe, Debra Sasaki, Jasmine Bledsoe, Sonyamae Fukushima, Barbara Leleiwi, Thelma Macomber, Edwina Booth and Jeanette Kuwada; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Calvary Community Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 10:30 a.m. Hawaiian attire. Lei welcome.

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Adelaida Andres Glorioso

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Sept. 22, 2012
Adelaida Andres Glorioso, 78, of Waipahu, a Germaine’s Luau park custodial engineer, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Robert Jr., daughters Gloria Breininger and Arlyn Hood, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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John Domingues

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Sept. 3, 2012
John Domingues, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired state licensed practical nurse and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kahana. He is survived by sons Michael J. and David R., daughter Joni C., brother Benny Ebalei and sisters Amy “Imi” Abulon, Elizabeth Yamashita and Josephine “Tita” Orosco. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Scattering of remaining ashes at Kahana Bay at a later date. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Dennis Ronald Detjen

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Sept. 10, 2012
Dennis Ronald Detjen, 71, of Honolulu, an Air Force Reserve veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by sisters Kathleen Brothen and Linda Mcghee. Private services.

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Shelston Leilani Costa

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Sept. 12, 2012
Shelston Leilani Costa, also known as “Noe” and “Jojo,” 44, of Waimanalo, a Waimanalo Elementary School employee, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael “Mike” Jr.; sons Michael “Mikey” III, Micah “Kaleo” and Micah Boy; daughters Maoni, Malaea, Martha, Micaiah and Keani; mother Rowena “Maile” Carreira; brothers Edward “Squeaky” Carreira, and Godfrey, Richard and Benjamin Jury; sisters Stacy-Ann “Annie” Eli, Calcy-Ann “Tita” Kaimi, Bridgette Aiona and Jessica Trinidad; and hanai brother Willy-John Peahi. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Donald Mark Chang

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Sept. 21, 2012
Donald Mark Chang, 84, of Honolulu, a retired professor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred and sister Mabel Chun. Private services.

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Charles Lopes Bonilla

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Sept. 11, 2012
Charles Lopes “Charlie” Bonilla, 96, of Waipahu, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in Waipahu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Gervin L.; daughters Conchita Townsend, Geraldine Kunishige and Mildred N. Martin; caregivers Jonathan Mahuka and Renee Thompkins; 25 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11:30 a.m. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Irene Alves Medeiros Barragan

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Sept. 12, 2012
Irene Alves Medeiros Barragan, 94, of Conroe, Texas, a homemaker, died in Conroe. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Ronald J. Medeiros; daughters Linda M. Harris, Lolita M. McKinley, Irene B. Henry and Dorothy B. Hammond; and sister Rita Medeiros. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Saneterini Amosa

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Sept. 7, 2012
The Rev. Saneterini Amosa, 58, of Honolulu, Areto O Le Ola, Samoa Congregational Christian Church priest, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Amanave, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Lagimaina P.; sons Lawrence L.S.P., Bulamaiviti R.P. and Phillip L.S.S.; daughters Sabrina F.P.A. Sinapati and Doris L. Umi; brothers Poti S., Amosa, Isaako and Asomoe; sisters Kale Liufau, Elisapeta Luaao, Asopa’epa’e Lafoga and Savali Taamu; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Kanana Fou Church, Waipahu. Services: 2 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 8 at Areto O Le Ola, Samoa Congregational Christian Church, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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JULITO “JOE” CORPUZ DOMINGO

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JULITO “JOE” CORPUZ DOMINGO
Age 56, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 18, 1956 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of United States Bowling Congress for over 35 years. (USBC).
He is survived by wife, Geraldine Domingo; daughters, Prime Rose (Marcelino, Jr) Andrews, Connie Dayton; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Luis F. Domingo, Jr., Randolph Domingo, Raymond Domingo; sister, Maryvick (Gary) Domingo-Tang.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (October 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 Noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Jean Louise Towill Thomas

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JEAN LOUISE TOWILL THOMAS
Died at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by children, Michael (Donna), Robert (Yuki), Steven and Kelley of Kaneohe.David, of St. Croix USVI, Mark,Kailua-Kona and Janet of Oregon. Brother, Richard Towill. Grandchildren, Ryder, Alia, Anna, Noa, Scott, Malia, Dylan and Rachael. Great Grand-children, Austen, Frances, Wesley, Taj and Lincoln. Gone ahead, her husband of 57 years Wesley Thomas, daughter-in-law Frances Kelley Thomas and grandaughter Kailani Frances. Respecting the wishes of the deceased in liu of flowers or donations, the family suggests you do a random act of kindness for someone. Private Services Held.

Pauline Mae Hadley

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PAULINE MAE HADLEY
4-4-1934 to 9-21-2012
Daughter of Paul Hadley and Irene Carter Hadley. Mother, entrepreneur and Real Estate investor. Founder of Sugar Shack in Waikiki. Led an exciting life. Always eager to meet new friends and last to leave a gathering. She had unlimited energy. Talented at piano, photography and sewing. Expert typist except for the shift key. A wizard at math, she mastered computers, and traveled the world. She teased her hair into a work of art for decades. Her middle name should have been Mame. Embraced conspiracy theories. Thought Nicola Tesla was robbed. A lover of dogs. Now at peace. She will be remembered always. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the SPCA or the Humane Society.

Miyoko Ohama

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MIYOKO GRACE OHAMA
Miyoko lived a long and beautiful life. She was 94 years old when she passed away peacefully at home in Kailua on August 10, 2012. She was an extraordinary woman who lived her life with joy and grace.
Miyoko was born in Makawao, Maui on February 20, 1918, the eldest of nine children. Her love and influence was life changing for many. She lovingly raised and guided many family members over the course of three generations.
Her work career included starting her own laundry business at her home in the 1940s, working at the Civic Auditorium, and becoming a dental assistant. She retired after many years as the supervisor at the St. Francis dental clinic.
Miyoko is survived by her son Rogers Ginoza; daughter Leona Kato; stepsons Ronald Ohama, Franklin Ohama; brothers Robert Arakawa, Hideo Arakawa, Rudy Arakawa; sisters Ruth Eckert, Yoshimi Kayona, Mildred Miyamoto, Jeanne Gushiken, Sally Fukunaga; grandchildren Garrett Ginoza, Lisa Ginoza, Laura Ginoza, Michael Kato, Leslie Hamasaki; great grand-children Micah Hamasaki, Rachel Hamasaki, Kellen Kato, Devon Kato; and favorite cat Samantha.
Private services were held on September 8, 2010.

JACK MAMORU TOMITA

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JACK MAMORU TOMITA
Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away September 20, 2012 at his home. Born April 6, 1923 in Honolulu.
He is survived by wife, Grace Fumiko Tomita; son, Paul A. (Masako) Tomita; daughters, Shirley K. Tomita, Judy K. (Glen Barber) Tomita; brothers, Shigeru (Margaret) Tomita, Richard Tomita, Thomas (Joyce) Tomita; sisters, Kimiko Ohashi, Betty Miyamoto; 5 grandchildren.
Private services were held.


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