Archive for October 9th, 2012

George Iwao Arai

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Sept. 24, 2012
George Iwao Arai, 84, of Hilo, a former employee of Dole Cannery and Paramount Grill, and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Herbert and sisters Tsuruko Daimaru and Evelyn Inouye. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Laraine Aiko Azama

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Sept. 24, 2012
Laraine Aiko Azama, 64, of Kaneohe, a retired Goodwill Industries salesclerk, died in Holy Family Care Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Arthur M., Walter S. and Frederick S.; and sister Helene L.A. Furuya. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Honorio Barrientos Barrientos

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Sept. 23, 2012
Honorio Barrientos Barrientos, 92, of Kaneohe died at home. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Wilfredo, Hector, Narding, Manuel, Gaudencio and Honorio Jr.; daughters Yolanda Munoz, Orlina Esta and Macrina Portela; brother Feliciano; sister Cresencia Amistad; 29 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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WHITNEY G. BEATTIE

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WHITNEY G. BEATTIE Waikiki, HI, a highly decorated, Marine, passed away at the age of 87 on Friday, 09/7/12. Whit retired Gunnrey Sergeant after 24 years and 28 days, 12 yrs civil service. Whit is survived by 5 of his 7 children, William, Colleen, Kathleen, Maureen & Eileen, 9 grandchildren and 15 greats. Whit was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Patrick lost as infants, as well as the mother of his children, Ramona, and wife Suzi. Whit was seen daily greeting the Waikiki catamaran’s guests in their native languages and shaka while swimming with his red USMC hat, & a smile! Service will be held on October 10th at Sts Peter & Paul Church, viewing 8am, mass at 9am with Father Dave, Honors at Natl Mem Cemetery, Punchbowl 10:30 In memory, donations may be made to STS PETER & PAUL Catholic Church (800 Kaheka Street Honolulu) or JACOBS HEART (2007 Freedom Blvd. Freedom, CA 95019) serving the children & families like his great grandchild, Kyle, thru his battle & victory w/ Leukemia.

Wilbert Nicholas Ernst

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Oct. 1, 2012
Wilbert Nicholas “Ernie” Ernst, 82, of Show Low, Ariz., an Aloha Airlines aircraft mechanic and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Lakeside, Ariz. He was born in Belleville, Ill. He is survived by sons John and Michael, daughter Sandra Sulliban, stepson Dean Tamayoshi, stepdaughters Carol Gutterson and Grace Kaneshiro, brother Russell, sister Dolores, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ruby Freitas

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Sept. 21, 2012
Ruby Freitas, 81, of San Jose, Calif., a retired Watkins Johnson employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald “Pal” and sister Roselani Kanamu. Services on the mainland. No flowers.

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Peter Yoichi Fujimura

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Sept. 12, 2012
Peter Yoichi Fujimura, 71, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Gayleen; son Brandon; daughter Deanne S.P.; brothers Thomas, Noel and Dwayne; sisters Helen Fujimura, Irene Yamada, Elizabeth Nelmida and Sharon Nacapuy; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Feliza Olipares Galiza

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Sept. 30, 2012
Feliza Olipares Galiza, 92, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Andres O., Alfredo O., Lucio O. and Loreto O.; daughters Corazon O. Galiza, Estrella O. Mangurit and Adela O. Bonilla; brothers Juan and Nicolas Olipares; sisters Martina Dechoso, Monica Tabua and Hilaria Aggabao; 22 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Service: 7 p.m. Sunday. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ronald Andrew Gustie

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Sept. 10, 2012
Ronald Andrew Gustie, 81, of Mililani, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and chief of marketing at the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Region of the Pacific, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Rita, sons Thomas and Timothy, daughters Lorraine and Nicole, brother Gerald, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Charles Mac Guzman

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Sept. 20, 2012
Charles Mac Guzman, 61, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by parents Vincent and Julia, brother Johnny and Gilbert, and sister Diane Anders. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to the National Diabetes Foundation.

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Martin Joseph Gillan III

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Sept. 29, 2012
Martin Joseph Gillan III, 83, of Kailua, an entrepreneur and Navy commander, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Leonide D.; sons Martin IV and Michael; daughters M. Joy and Margret Gillan, and Michaela Sano; and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joseph Iokewe Mukini Jr.

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Sept. 25, 2012
Joseph Iokewe “Joe Boy” Mukini Jr., 51, of Ocean View, Hawaii, an auto mechanic and Pop Warner Lions football coach, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Cindy Grace; sons Jonah, Joseph III, Jocyiah and Jycetin Mukini, and Jared Guillermo; daughters Joanna Stevens, April Jarra, Fernanda Corpuz, and Jewel, Rena, Raeann, Raelyn and Chazlyn Mukini; brother Joseph Manuel; sisters Irjina Kaawa and Joycelend Damasco; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Methodist Church. Services: 10 a.m.

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BETTY HO KAM

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BETTY HO KAM
Age 74, of Aiea, passed away September 16, 2012 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born November 9, 1937 in Honolulu.
She is survived by son, Randall G. Kam; daughter, Sandra Y. L. Galvez; sisters, Evelyn Wong, Emma Ajimine; nieces and nephews.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 10/12 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Kanae Inouye Kita

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Sept. 30, 2012
Kanae Inouye Kita, 87, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired Westin Mauna Kea Beach Hotel housekeeper and proprietress of Kita Store in Hawi, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ken, daughter Clorinda Herron, brother Larry Inouye and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hawi Jodo Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Edna Chiyoe Kondo

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Sept. 25, 2012
Edna Chiyoe Kondo, 91, of Honolulu, a retired barber and owner of Plaza Hairstyling and Campus Barber Shop, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kawailoa. She is survived by son Roger M., daughter Faith K. Shibuya, sisters Mildred Ibara and Alice Miyata, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Maria Raposas Lopez

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Sept. 17, 2012
Maria Raposas Lopez, 75, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died in Nevada. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Francine J. Yoshimura and Pamela L. Gregory, a brother, two sisters, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services held.

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Alan K. Luning

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Oct. 1, 2012
Dr. Alan K. Luning, 83, of Kailua, a retired physician and anArmy veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanette M., sons Michael “Mike” and Henry “Hank,” daughters Valerie Lynn “Happy” Luning Akau and Vida Cavaco, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Mid Pacific Country Club. Services: 11 a.m.

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Alfred Giichi Matsuse

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Sept. 17, 2012
Alfred Giichi Matsuse, 79, of Honolulu, a retired S&M Sakamoto foreman and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Peggy Y.; son Lon G.; daughter Lynne A. Inouye; sisters Hinae Okinaka, Masae Kogawara, Charlotte I. Fujitani, Vivian M. Matsuse and Grace S. Hasegawa; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tatiana Dolly Millare

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Oct. 2, 2012
Tatiana Dolly Millare, 14, of Lihue died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by mother Bernadene Lancaster; father Derek Millare; brothers Derek Boy and Nainoa; sisters Jaimelee Victor, and Tiara, Taylor and Kailana Millare; and grandparents Ermine Akuna and Bernard Lancaster Sr. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Kunio Nakahara

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Sept. 28, 2012
Kunio “Naka” Nakahara, 83, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. plan designer and a retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant first class, died in Pohai Malama Hospice Facility. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Terumi; daughter Glynis; brothers Sueo, Shigeru and Jitsuo; sister Fumie Saye-gusa; and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Mitsuko Nakasone

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Sept. 21, 2012
Mistuko Nakasone, 87, of Las Vegas died. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by sons Glenn, Leslie and Clayton Murata, and Dickie Shimoko; daughters Kayoko Kiyota, Susan Ihira, and Blanche and Gale Nakasone; brother Iwao Hagiwara; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Walter Tamotsu Okumoto

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Oct. 3, 2012
Walter Tamotsu “Joe” Okumoto, 90, of Hono-lulu, a retired Internal Revenue Service special agent and an Army veteran who served on the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Cindy R. and sisters Violet Ansai, Dorothy Okamura and Betty Choo. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Joseph Paiva

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Sept. 14, 2012
Robert Joseph Paiva, also known as “Bobby” and “Pops,” 72, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gale, sons Bobby and Scot, daughter Yvette K. Chinen, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. today at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Maura I. Rosete

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Sept. 30, 2012
Maura I. Rosete, 87, of Makawao, Maui, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alfredo and Florencio Ibuos, and Fernando, Prisco and Floro Rosete; daughter Charito Yadao; 22 grandchildren; and 74 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Edward S. Santos

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Oct. 2, 2012
Edward S.Santos, 89, of Honolulu, a shipping inspector and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Josephine, son Edward Jr., daughter Jodie, sister Jenny Bradley, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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ALFREDO GINES SR.

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ALFREDO
GINES SR.
Age 83, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away September 28, 2012 in Honolulu. Born February 8, 1929 in Narvacan,
Ilocos Norte, Philippines. An elder in the North Iloko Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation.
He is survived by spouse, Lourdes DeCastro Gines; sons, Alfredo D. (Annabelle) Gines Jr., Caleb D. (Deborah) Gines; sisters, Rebecca D. Gines, Leah (Arnel) Gines Danao, Ruth (Charlie) Gines Vanegas, Noemi Gines & Wesley Hufana; 18 grand-children; 5 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday (October 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Carol Reiko Taketa

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Sept. 26, 2012
Carol Reiko Taketa, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Charles T.; sons Craig T. and Mark M.; daughter Gayle R.; brothers Stan, Henry and Richard Yamashita; sisters Rebecca Berry, Beatrice Sakoda and Ellen Mabuni; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Edith Nobuko Tamura

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Sept. 21, 2012
Edith Nobuko Tamura, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Kamehameha Schools cook, died in Care Center of Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Terry, daughters Jane Osato and Carolyn Tamura, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Masaru Yokota

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Sept. 18, 2012
Masaru Yokota, 91, of Kaneohe, formerly of Pearl City, a retired Navy Fire Department fire alarm dispatcher and an Army 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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