Archive for October 4th, 2012

PIILANI CHEE

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PIILANI CHEE
Age 75, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2012 in Aiea. Born December 8, 1936 in Wailuku, Maui. Retired receptionist at Wesley Hayashi Dental Office. Member of St. Jude Church.
She is survived by former husband, Bertrand Chee Sr.; sons, Bertrand (Donna) Chee Jr., Byron Chee, Bennett (Frances) Chee; daughters, Carolyn (Rob) Bley, Cheryl Ann Chee; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert “Bob” (Young Kee) Evans.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 9) at St Jude Catholic Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Mass 11:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome

John Hokulani De La Cruz

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Aug. 31, 2012
John Hokulani De La Cruz, 60, of Honolulu, an IslandRecycling employee, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Peter; and sisters Josie De La Cruz, Maylene Acosta, Irene Nagata and Maile Hirao. Private services.

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MAMORU DOI

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MAMORU DOI
Age 88, of Pearl City, passed away September 16, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born March 9, 1924 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired from the City & County of Honolulu as an Auto Mechanic and a Veteran of the U. S. Army.
He is survived by wife, Kay E. Doi; son, Malcolm Doi of Oregon; brothers, Hiram Doi, Joe (Momo) Doi; sister, Michie (Bob) Yamashita of Washington.
Private Services were held.

SHEILA M GEIB

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SHEILA M GEIB
90, died on September 14, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born on December 14, 1921, she was the daughter of Leo P and Anita Krejci Geib of West Bend, Wisconsin. She was predeceased by brothers Bobby, Jimmy, Leo M and Thomas and a sister, Vivian Trimpi. She had a long and successful career in the tour and travel industry, first working for Northwest Airlines in Chicago and then relocating to Hawaii in 1957, where she worked for Island Holidays Travel Service. The second largest travel agency in Hawaii, she was in charge of the independent tour division and supervised the daily operations of the company. As an officer of the Hawaii division, she was a delegate to the many conferences of the International Association of Travel Agencies, which took her to many parts of the world. Physical fitness and yoga were significant in her daily life. Community service was her calling during her retirement years and she volunteered at Project Dana, assisting the elderly to live independently. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Her ashes are being returned to Wisconsin to be with her family.

Paul Anton Honzik

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Sept. 21, 2012
Paul Anton Honzik, 91, of Honolulu, a state teacher and principal and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manitowoc, Wis. He is survived by wife Elizabeth. Services: 1 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Soo Hyun Kim

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Sept. 24, 2012
Soo Hyun Kim, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha State Tour & Transportation driver, died at home. He was born in Busan, Korea. He is survived by wife Liza I.; sons Song Ki, Song Nam, Song Hyo and Song Hoon; daughter Song Ja; brothers Soo Jin, Soo Woo and Soo Chul; sisters Susie Morioka and Carol Kim; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Tsuruko Kohashikawa

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Sept. 11, 2012
Tsuruko Kohashikawa, 97, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Wallace; daughters Jean Imai, Amy Morita, and Irene and Rose Kohashikawa; brothers Yoshio and Kiyoshi Taira; sister Misao Tsuhako; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jeane Kubera

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Sept. 6, 2012
Jeane “Harpo” Kubera, 75, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. truck driver, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sons Anthony “Harp” and Rick, daughter Debra Agbayani, sisters Rose Stafford and Janice Johnson and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Gilbert Carvalho Park, 860 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo. Casual attire.

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IRENE GAOIRAN SANTA MONICA

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IRENE GAOIRAN SANTA MONICA
Age 83, of Waipahu, passed away September 20, 2012 at her home. Born March 29, 1929 in Laoag City, Philippines.
She is survived by sons, Alexander (Aimee) Santa Monica, Jr., Francis (Rosalind Galinato) Santa Monica; daughters, Arlene (Ross Sakauye) Santa Monica, Genoveva (Russell, Jr.) Santa Monica-Shogren; 9 grand-children.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday 10/8 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 10/9 at Mauka Chapel, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Beatrice Haruyo Nakamura

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Sept. 4, 2012
Beatrice Haruyo Nakamura, 88, of Pearl City, died in a private care home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Earl I., Wayne E., Calvin M. and Lloyd S.; daughter Lynn E.; brothers Harry T., Frank N. and George Y. Kadokawa; sister Mary T. Saito; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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HAROLD MASARU OTANI

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HAROLD MASARU OTANI
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away September 7, 2012 at his home. Born October 11, 1927 in Honolulu. He was the Owner of Y. Fukunaga Products, Ltd.
He is survived by wife, Mary Otani; sons, Neal (Janis) Otani, Dwight (Trese) Otani; daughters, Joyel Horita, Karen (Hugh) Wakuzawa; sisters, Ellen Park, Arlene (Ray) Kakimoto, Judy (Hideo) Tanaka, Gail (Reuben) Shimabukuro; 10 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren.
Celebration of life 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Sunday 10/7 at St. Louis School TC Ching Presidential Suite, 3142 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu HI 96816. Casual Attire. In Lieu of flowers and monetary gifts, please make checks payable to: St. Louis School to the Harold Otani Endowment.

Ligea McCracken Painter

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Sept. 28, 2012
Ligea McCracken Painter, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a former teacher and Continental Airlines stewardess, died. She was born in Afton, Okla. She is survived by sons Steven and Douglas, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date.

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Hatsue Shishido

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Sept. 15, 2012
Hatsue “Betty” Shishido, 90, of Kula, Maui, a canning and manufacturing business owner and operator, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Sandy Daniells, sisters Jane Sagawa and Myrtle Hanzawa, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Clara Shizuko Takasane

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Sept. 23, 2012
Clara Shizuko Takasane, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono lulu. She is survived by son Dennis and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon.

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Lainie Yuen Victor

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Aug. 26, 2012
Lainie Yuen Victor, 75, of Las Vegas, a retired Straub Clinic & Hospital nurse, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kona. She is survived by husband Peyton, sons Kaniela Victor and Ryan Ching, daughters Theresa Sanchez and Malia Ching, and brother Jan Yuen. Services: noon Saturday at Black Rock Beach, Kaanapali. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lawrence Vidinha

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Sept. 26, 2012
Lawrence Vidinha, 90, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an Alexander & Baldwin commercial truck driver, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Kalaheo. He is survived by son Lawrence Jr., daughter Charlene Medeiros, brothers Richard and Charles, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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WALTER K. YAMAMOTO

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WALTER K. YAMAMOTO
Age 70, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 22, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born July 24, 1942 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. A retired counselor from Waialua, Helemano & Iliahi Elementary Schools.
He is survived by son, Dean M. Yamamoto; daughter, Kerri Lee S. Yamamoto; brother, Lawrence (Carole) Yamamoto; sister, Jane (Raymond) Otomo.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (October 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.


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