Archive for October 5th, 2012

Laraine Aiko Azama

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LARAINE AIKO AZAMA
Age 64, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2012 at the Holy Family Care Home in Kaneohe. She was born on January 6, 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Laraine worked as a sales clerk/ cashier for The Goodwill Industries.
She is survived by brothers Arthur (Lei) Azama, Walter Azama, Frederick (Linda) Azama and sister Helene (Lincoln) Furuya; 6 nieces and nephews; 14 grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitation 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 12 at Hosoi Mortuary; Memorial Serrvice 3:30 p.m. Interment 11am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Saturday, October 13. Casual attire.

GEORGE MELVIN BEAL

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GEORGE MELVIN BEAL
5/21/17-9/20/12
Born in Parkdale, Oregon to Isaac and Anna Mae Beal. He had an older brother, Bob. He attended Iowa State University, where he earned his PhD. While teaching there, he was awarded the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor Award in 1973; and in 1983, the Henry A. Wallace Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture. He was a major professor for many graduate students who loved him. During WWII, he was an Army captain and served with the Mule Pack Artillery in the CBI Theater.
On retiring from Iowa State in 1977, he moved his family to Kailua, Hawaii to take a position as professor in the Communications Institute at the East West Center. He enjoyed 35 years of living in Paradise with the love of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn (Lull) Beal, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 8 grand-children and 3 great grand-daughters.
Private services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John Lutheran Church in Kailua, or Bread for the World (bread.org).

Joy Nadine Black

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Sept. 29, 2012
Joy Nadine Black, 87, of Kaneohe, a self-employed real estate investor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is survived by sons Kim and Lee Gottwald, daughter Gail Hazlehurst and six grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Christopher Lawrence Broussard

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Sept. 26, 2012
Christopher Lawrence Broussard, 34, of Hilo, a Haka Security guard, Hawaii Army National Guard member and Marine Corps veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Lafayette, La. He is survived by wife Dawn, son Joshua, parents Lillie Sims and Ivory Broussard, brothers Adam Guillory and Kenneth Broussard, and grandmother Mary Brown. Private services. Additional services and burial on the mainland.

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Priscilla K. Bush

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Sept. 27, 2012
Priscilla K. Bush, 83, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in a private nursing residential home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George H. III and the Rev. Scott R., sister Mary B. Hastings, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Monetary offerings welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Simon Albert Charbonnier

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Sept. 29, 2012
Simon Albert Charbonnier, 92, of Lahaina, co-owner of Chez Paul in Olowalu and The Orient Express in Napili, died under hospice care. He was born in Brussels. He is survived by companion Jean Oeyen, son Lucien and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Services: 11:30 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Piilani Chee

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Sept. 24, 2012
Piilani Chee, 75, of Ewa Beach, a retired Wesley Hayashi Dental Office receptionist, died in Aiea. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by former husband Bertrand Sr.; sons Bertrand Jr., Byron and Bennett; daughters Carolyn Bley and Cheryl Ann Chee; brother Robert “Bob” Evans; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anita Chun

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Sept. 21, 2012
Anita “Oma” Chun, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Teisnach, Germany. She is survived by sons Peter, Henry and Michael; daughters Judy Vinluan and Caroline McKinney; sisters Kathrin Billing and Rosemarie Duvall; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Wednesday.

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Emelita Limon Custodio

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Sept. 28, 2012
Emelita Limon Custodio, 69, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Malabon, Rizal, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Maria Cayco, stepbrothers Edgardo and Edie Limon, stepsister Editha Yango and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mamoru Doi

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Sept. 16, 2012
Mamoru Doi, 88, of Pearl City, a retired city auto mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kay E., son Malclom, brothers Hiram and Joe, and sister Michie Yamashita. Private services.

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Daniel Patrick Hamill Doyle

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Sept. 3, 2012
Daniel Patrick Hamill Doyle, 55, of Kailua, a retired estate investor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Augsburg, Germany. He is survived by sons Sean, Justin and Ryan; brothers Terry and Tim; and sister Colleen. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Waikiki Yacht Club. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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“AUNTY KUNA” KATHERINE M. FONTES

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“AUNTY KUNA”
KATHERINE M. FONTES
Age 62, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away September 25, 2012 in Waianae. Born December 9, 1949 in Honolulu,
Hawaii. Katherine was a retiree of the Nanakuli High School Cafeteria. She was a member of the Up House Mahjong Club.
She is survived by husband, Ronald G. Fontes; sons, Ronald G.K. (Lisa) Fontes of CA, Robert (Lianne) Fontes of WA, Richard Fontes; daughter, Lydia Bolden of WA; brothers, Sydney (Naomi) Keamo, Clayton (Helen) Young, Clifton (Eli) Young; sisters, Abreen (Danny) Padeken, Madeline (Kale) Young, Sharleen (Glen) Acierto, Doreen (Jimmy) Mansinon, Irene (Rance) Nakano; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (October 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. No flowers, please.

Jessie J. Heanu

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Aug. 27, 2012
Jessie J. Heanu, 46, of Waianae, a Pearl City Public Library clerk, died in Waianae. She was born in Nanakuli. She is survived by husband Ernest Jr.; son Lilo; daughters Girl and Leialoha; parents Buddy and Theorre Morgan; brothers Byron, Edward and Pernell Morgan; and sisters Ivy, Angela and Laura Morgan. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind, 3440 Leahi Ave. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Gary Tatsushiro Ishida

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March 14, 2012
Gary Tatsushiro Ishida, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Northrop Aircraft computer operator and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary F. and daughter Cynthia M. Wada. Private services.

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Edwin Mitsuo Ishigaki

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Sept. 28, 2012
Edwin Mitsuo Ishigaki, 85, of Wahiawa and Los Angeles, a mechanic, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, Kauai. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Miles M.; daughter Sheryle M.; sisters Virginia Abe, Florence Abangan and Sadako Hisanaga; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Benita Pancho Malvecino

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Sept. 21, 2012
Benita Pancho Malvecino, 73, of Waipahu, a retired HPC Foods packer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cabatuan, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by son George, sisters Sosima Alvarez and Aurora Guerrero, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Irene Gaoiran Santa Monica

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Sept. 20, 2012
Irene Gaoiran Santa Monica, 83, of Waipahu died at home. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons Alexander Jr. and Francis, daughters Arlene Santa Monica and Genoveva Santa Monica-Shogren, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Luella Leilani Moniz

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Sept. 30, 2012
Luella Leilani Moniz, 76, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired Kiahuna Plantation Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Gilbert, Wilson, Kelvin, Kawika and Moku; daughters Shana Tupou and Melinda Correa; brothers Clay, Ainsley and David Kelekoma; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 13 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Robert Masaharu Nagata

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Sept. 27, 2012
Robert Masaharu Nagata, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Matsuura & Associates partner and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Aileen M. Yamashiro and Gayle L. Kawahakui, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Carlton E. Nobrega

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Aug. 26, 2012
Carlton E. Nobrega, 54, of Honolulu, an Alert Alarm System employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Mary Jane Soo and hanai sister Ginger Perreira. Services: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Thomas Kunitake Omori

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Aug. 31, 2012
Thomas Kunitake Omori, 87, of Aina Haina, a retired Hickam Air Force Base supply clerk and an Army veteran who served during World War II, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Geraldine A.; sons Lloyd T. and Daniel K.; brothers Walter 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. Cas-ual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Robert James Snider

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Sept. 20, 2012
Robert James Snider, 83, of Waimanalo, a retired Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. vice president and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Kearney, Neb. He is survived by daughters Terri Jenkins and Cindy Lei Peterson, and sister Patricia Elliott. Private services.

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THEODORE S. TAKAHATA

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THEODORE S. TAKAHATA
Age 64, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away September 25, 2012 in Aiea. Born July 25, 1948 in Tokyo, Japan. A retired marine machinist with Shop 38, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.
He is survived by wife, Yong Suk Takahata; son, Tyson of Hilo; mother, Miyo Takahata of
Hilo; brothers, Clyde Takahata of Hilo, Byron Takahata of Hilo; sister, Francine Yano.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Jean Louise Towill Thomas

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Sept. 20, 2012
Jean Louise Towill Thomas, 84, of Kaneohe, retired owner of Garden Consultants, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael, Robert, Steven, David and Mark; daughters Janet Bufaro and Kelley Thomas; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Isabelle Tumbaga

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Aug. 27, 2012
Isabelle Tumbaga, 95, of Honolulu, an airline food service industry supervisor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Margaret Hansen, Betty Jane Repoyo, Isabelle Kaonohi and Eleanor Deveas. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneral-services.com.

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Paul Masayuki Yamamoto

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Sept. 25, 2012
Paul Masayuki Yamamoto, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired P and L Yamamoto contractor, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Paul Jr., daughter Linda, brother Larry, sister Emi Inouye, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Walter K. Yamamoto

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Sept. 22, 2012
Walter K. Yamamoto, 70, of Wahiawa, a retired elementary school counselor, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Dean M., daughter Kerri Lee S., brother Lawrence and sister Jane Otomo. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Masaru Yokota

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Sept. 18, 2012
Masaru Yokota, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired Navy Fire Department alarm dispatcher and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Sharon Takano and Carol Macdonald, brother George, sisters Akie Kajiyama and Toshie Takamura, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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