Archive for September 30th, 2012

Sumie Yoshioka

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Sept. 18, 2012
Sumie Yoshioka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Punahou School custodian, died in Manoa CottageCare Home. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Neal K., daughterRene E. Burnett and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Reginald Hideo Yamano

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Sept. 17, 2012
Reginald Hideo “Reggie” Yamano, 62, of Bishop, Texas, formerly of Pahala, Hawaii, an aircraft mechanic and a Navy veteran, died in Texas. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by daughter Mika Womack, mother Miharu, brothers Terrence and Wendell, and sister Corrine. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ronald Keiki Yamamoto

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Sept. 25, 2012
Ronald Keiki Yamamoto, 68, of Makawao, Maui, a retired state auditor, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Pearl, son Blaine, mother Yukie and brother Dexter. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m.

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Ralph Yutaka Yafuso

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July 6, 2012
Ralph Yutaka Yafuso, 77, of Kahului, a retired Department of Transportation construction and maintenance superintendent at Kahului Airport, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wifeAmy, sons Blake and Matthew, brother Morikichi and a grandchild. Private services.

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Jack Mamoru Tomita

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Sept. 20, 2012
Jack Mamoru Tomita, 89, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeGrace F.; son Paul A.; daughters Shirley K. and Judy K.; brothers Shigeru, Richard and Thomas; sisters Kimiko Ohashi and Betty Miyamoto; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Mitsuko Uyehara Takara

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Sept. 5, 2012
Mitsuko Uyehara “Linda” Takara, 89, of Honolulu, a retired waitress at Flamingo restaurant on Kapiolani, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Kaumana, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Jean M., brothers Hideo and Koshin Uehara, and sisters Sadako Uehara and Yuriko Adaniya. Private services.

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Ronald Joseph Silva

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Sept. 18, 2012
Ronald Joseph Silva, 65, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Foodland meat cutter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeMary A.; son Ronald II; daughter Delinah “Dee”Okita; sisters Barbara Broome, Joanette Kam and Donna De Costa; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Makawao Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Francis Tsuneo Sakamoto

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Sept. 3, 2012
Francis Tsuneo “Baby” Sakamoto, 75, of Honolulu, a retired S&M Sakamoto vice president of operations, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lily Y.; son Francis T. “Boy”; daughters Julyne L. Padeken, Joann M. Kwock and Jan M. Vasconcellos; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of theSea Church. Mass:11:30 a.m. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Stephen Wayne Porter

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Sept. 25, 2012
Stephen Wayne Porter, 59, of Keaau, Hawaii, a carpenter, mason and Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Cumberland County, Pa. He is survived by sons Stephen, Jeremy and Justin; daughters Jenny Kwon and Alicia Porter; parents Stewart and Peggy; brothers Stewart H. “Butch” Jr., Dennis L. and John L. Porter, and Eddie Bird; sister Cherry Ann Ellis; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. No services.

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Stanley Shigemi Ota

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Sept. 20, 2012
Stanley Shigemi Ota, 72, of Honolulu, a retired construction worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wifeJudy; sons Kenneth S. and Brian L. Ota, and Scott N. Naauao-Ota; and sisters Alice Murakami, Ruth T. Masaki and Ethel A. Nonaka. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Blossom Suzuko Omura

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Sept. 24, 2012
Blossom Suzuko Omura, 88, of Paia, Maui, an Alexander &Baldwin Properties senior secretary, died in Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Jon, daughter Diane, brothers Hachiro and Harry Uchida, sister Shizuko Kuwada and two grandchildren. Private services.Donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Thomas Kunitake Omori

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Aug. 31, 2012
Thomas Kunitake Omori, 87, ofAina Haina, a retired Hickam Air Force Base supply clerk, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wifeGeraldine A.; sons Lloyd T. andDaniel K.; brothersWalter K. and George T.; sisters Mie Saito, Toshiko Makida and Emiko Sakagawa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Chie Okamuro

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Aug. 24, 2012
Chie “Clara” Okamuro, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Tropicana Sportswear garment worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Masaaki, son Terence M., brother Toshiyuki Takaki and sister Mildred M. Takaki. Private services.

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Alfred Obina

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Sept. 24, 2012
Alfred Obina, 89, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Motors’ Parts Department sales clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by son James Spencer; daughters Fran Matsumoto, Frances Sagun, Francine Kamoku, Mapu Kama, April Kamohai, Ilima Cazimero and Sharon Pang; brothers Gilbert and Edward; sistersHelen Faisca, Lucy Crivello, Mildred Obina and Dora Zemke; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services:10 a.m. Burial: noon at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Mary F. Napoleon

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Sept. 23, 2012
Mary F. Napoleon, 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired janitor for the state government, died at home. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Veronica Sanchez, Winona Sheldon, Lorraine Rapozo, Marie Alejo, Ruby Tsukamoto, Diane Genegabuas and Beverly Boiser; hanai daughter Colleen Aleman; brother John Pacheco; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine’s Church, Kapaa. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Donations suggested to St. Catherine’s Church.

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Herbert Yasushi Nakaura

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Sept. 2, 2012
Herbert Yasushi Nakaura, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired inventory specialist for the U.S. Army at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Carl T., daughter Ann N., brother Paul and sister Evangeline Izuo. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yukiko Murakami

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Aug. 27, 2012
Yukiko Murakami, 87, of Pearl City and Paauilo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Susan Sakata and Kathy Nakashima, brother Takeo Seo, sistersToshie Yamamoto and Masayo Hamora, and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Lewis Shoki Matayoshi

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Sept. 2, 2012
Lewis Shoki Matayoshi, 90, of Kailua, a retired refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic for Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gloria K.; son Andrew T.; daughters Patricia A. Oshiro and Barbara A. Matayoshi; sisters Gladys Miyake, Chieko Asato and Toyoko Akamine; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Llewellyn Kauhola Jr.

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Aug. 22, 2012
Llewellyn “Luka” Kauhola Jr., 51, of Aiea, a kumu hula with Waimakanamakamae of Oahu and Japan, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Maika; brothersElias A. Parker, Clement Paishon, Will Peahi, and Kealii and Kala Kauhola; and sister Keahi. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Beach Park.

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Robert K. Kamai

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Sept. 18, 2012
Robert K. Kamai, 75, ofWaimanalo, a retired salesman for various national and local firms, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brotherJoseph P. and numerous nieces and nephews. Scattering of ashes: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Makapuu Beach,Waimanalo.

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Alfreda Kaoionapuaonalani Kahalewai Kaimikaua

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Sept. 13, 2012
Alfreda Kaoionapuaonalani Kahalewai “Kal‘oi” Kaimikaua, 61, of Makakilo, an Alu Like cultural specialist, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai daughter Kianna M.S. Kahalewai; brothers Alfred M. Jr., Richard C.K. and Russell H.K. Kahalewai; and sisters Melvamay M. Kahalewai and Mabel H. Avilla. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Graveside services Oct. 13 at Kanakaloloa Cemetery, Molokai. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Betty Cecilia Kahanaoi-Tseu

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Sept. 4, 2012
Betty Cecilia Kahanaoi-Tseu, 77, of Honolulu and Hilo, a federal employee of Hawaii Regional Exchange at Fort Shafter and U.S. Marine Corps Exchange, and a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph L. Jr. and Daniel K.; daughter KathleenI.K. Papalimu; brothers Sylvester, Peter and Howard Garcia; sisterLiberta Delasmenes; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Barbara Kalanikiekie Kaapuni

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Sept. 11, 2012
Barbara Kalanikiekie “Be’Bop” Kaapuni, 85, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Isaac K. Gloor, Hans and Aaron Kaapuni, and Melvin Hall; brother Donald Keawe; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services:9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, Nanakuli. Aloha attire.

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Kallie-Ann Mikala Ray Hughes

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Sept. 8, 2012
Kallie-Ann Mikala Ray Hughes, infant daughter of Brandon Hughes and Macy Vertido of Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She is also survived by sister Kamia N.A. Hughes; grandparents Darlene and Anthony Vertido, Kathleen and Michael W. Cabradilla, and Michael Hughes; and great-grandparents Pacita and Antonio Vertido, LaVerne A. Rickard, Teresito and Barbara Cabradilla, and Harry and Dottie Aranaydo. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Church, Waihee. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Thomas A. Ewing

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Sept. 25, 2012
Thomas A. Ewing, 87, of Kihei, Maui, a retired aerospace quality-control manager, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif. He is survived by wifeMarie Palmer; sons Andrew, Craig and Steven; daughters Kathryn Tillman, Jan Hedrick andMelani Hamilton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Constance Vockel Ching

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Sept. 26, 2012
ConstanceVockel Ching, 67, of Kailua died at home. She was born in Pittsburgh. She is survived by daughtersCourtney Ching-Borden, Casey Akana, and Carrie and Chelsea Ching; mother Barbara Vockel; brothersRichard L. Jr. and Robert S. Vockel; and seven grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. Thursday at LanikaiBeach. Scattering of ashes to follow. Memorial luncheon:11 a.m. at LanikaiBeach Park. Beach attire.

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Jeanette Chang

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Sept. 21, 2012
JeanetteChang, 89, ofHonolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephew Philip Hung, nieces Deborah Lee andRebecca Kamp, and caregivers Tessie and Mike Shuman. Private services.

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Roy Manuel Kaaumoana Barrett

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Roy Manuel Kaaumoana Barrett
Sept. 15, 2012
Roy Manuel Kaaumoana Barrett, 82, of Waianae, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons William K. and Roy M. Jr., daughtersRoyalette K. Kealoha and Roxanne Felisi, brother Walter, 26 grandchildren, 9 hanai grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes:12:30 p.m. at Leeward Kai Canoe Club.

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James T. Hutcherson

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JAMES T. HUTCHERSON
Age 78, of Makakilo, Hawaii passed away surrounded by his family in Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on September 15, 2012. A retired Air Force veteran of 23 yrs, a professor at the University of Maryland, University of Guam and Hawaii Pacific University and retired Sr. Economist for GovGuam Dept. of Commerce. Born in Michigan, he grew up in Ontario, Canada. A beloved husband and father, Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by wife Akiko, daughters Diana Murphy and Mona Koehler and beloved family in Michigan, Canada, Tennessee, Kentucky and Japan. He was a devoted member of the Aloha Shriner’s Int’l., Tokyo Scottish Rite and B.P.O. Elks.
Private services with Air Force military honors ceremony held with inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, Hawaii. Donations suggested to his favorite charities: Honolulu Shriner’s Hospital For Children or Hawaiian Humane Society.

ROBERT “BOBBY” “POPS” J. PAIVA

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ROBERT “BOBBY” “POPS” J. PAIVA
72, of Pacific Palisades was called home to be with our Lord on Sept. 14, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born Sept. 11, 1940 to John and Eva Paiva. He attended St Augustine’s, graduated from St Louis College class of ’59 & later retired from Hawaiian Electric. He enjoyed coaching Little League, racing pigeons, golfing, boating but most of all he enjoyed his family. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gale V., Sons Bobby (Noe); Scot; Daughter Yvette (Randy) Chinen; 9 grand-children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:00 p.m., Oct 9th at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7:00 p.m. Casual attire.


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