Archive for October 14th, 2012

RICHARD MASAHARU TSUJI “DICK”

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RICHARD MASAHARU TSUJI DICK 89, of Honolulu, retired president of Continental Shoe Findings Co., died on August 28, 2012 at Kuakini Hospital. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty, he is survived by daughters, Julie Tsuji-Alhadeff (Rick Alhadeff), Ami Tsuji- Jones and grandson, Branden Tsuji-Jones. Private services were held.

Natividad Belano Baldonado

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Oct. 1, 2012
Natividad Belano Baldonado, 88, of Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Fernando, daughters Josephine Leano and Lourdes Bautista, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Oct. 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sally Sachiko Blackwell

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Oct. 3, 2012
Sally Sachiko Blackwell, 82, of Mililani, a retired Roberts Hawaii tour guide, died in Mililani. She is survived by son Jeffrey, daughter Marlene, sisters Masuko and Kimiko, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Rogelio Esteves Diaz

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Oct. 1, 2012
Rogelio Esteves “Roger” Diaz, 70, of EwaBeach died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Levita M.; sons Ruel, Rommel and Rodel Diaz and Rogelio Avelino; daughters Rochel Lopez, Ruby Ann Brenner and Sapphire Avelino; brothers Nedy, Danilo and Manuel; sisters Nellie Ilog and Marilyn Bender and fourteen grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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WILLIAM “WILLIE” C. FERNANDEZ

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WILLIAM “WILLIE” C. FERNANDEZ
Age 97, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2012 in Waipahu. Born June 8, 1915 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired after 49 years as a mechanic with the Oahu Sugar Plantation. A foster parent for many years.
He is survived by son, James “Jimmy” Fernandez; daughters, Marian Linville, Roseann Conroy; brother, Stephen Fernandez; sister, Eva Perreira; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (October 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Aiaiaga E. Galea’i

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Oct. 3, 2012
Aiaiaga E. Galea’i, 76, of Laie, a seamstress and wardrobe specialist at the Polynesian Cultural Center, died at home. She was born in Samoa. She is survived by husband Lilomaiava L.; sons Titipa, Lemaefe, Tuia, Kennedy and Raymond Galea’i and Ila Talapa; daughters Florence Ano Fotu, Sa Talapa and Talamaleke Iafeta; sister Miliama Betham and Alofi Taufasau; 45 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services:noon. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie, 55-600 Naniloa Loop, Laie. Services:10 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Laie Cemetery, 55-710 Wahinepee St., Laie. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.BorthwickOahu.com.

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Gene Edward Granito

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Aug. 12, 2012
Gene Edward “Gino” Granito, 68, of Las Vegas, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer and retired city Liquor Commission investigator, died in Las Vegas. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Shawn; sons Dino K. and Jeremy Granito and Keola, Kalama and Kekoa Smith; daughter Gina Vasconcellos; and eight grandchildren. Services:10 a.m. Oct. 27 at St. Ann’s Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Celebration and lunch to follow at the Ramirez residence. Casual and aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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MaijonMarchello Holi-Arrington

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Oct. 1, 2012
Maijon Marchello Holi-Arrington, 30, of Waianae, a solar panel installer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center.He was born in Virginia. He is survived by companion Kawehi Kaailii; sons Kamren and Exodus Arrington; daughters Alize A. Kaeo and Lyrikal Arrington; father Morris Arrington; mother Marvilyn; brothers Maijah Holi-Arrington, Morris Ford and Monta Bivins; and sisters Marsalina Momoa and Makisha and Morrisha Holi-Arrington. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Jesus the Bread of Life in Nanakuli. Services:9 a.m. Scattering of ashes:10 a.m. Oct. 21 at Zablan Beach. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Calvin Bung Tim Hoo

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Sept. 14, 2012
Calvin Bung Tim Hoo, 76, of Kapolei, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane, son Charles, daughter Audrey, brothers Robert and Edmund, sister Edith Kruhner and two grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Lei welcome.

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Benjamin Dacalano Jacobe

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Sept. 28, 2012
Benjamin Dacalano Jacobe, 84, of Aiea, a Navy veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Baguio, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carolina C., sons Ferdinand and Benjamin, daughters Belinda and Maripaz, sister Zenaida Pasaporte and five grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass:11:15 a.m. Committal services:1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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DOROTHY JOSE

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DOROTHY JOSE Age 82, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away September 25, 2012 in Honolulu. Born February 1, 1930 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired after 40 years from the Waianae Drive Inn. Also a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. She is survived by son, Stanley B. Jose; daughter, Virginia L. (Lionel) Medeiros; companion, Wallace Martin; 4 grand- children; 7 great-grandchildren 1 great-greatgrandchild. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (October 18) at Sacred Heart Church; (85-786 Old Gov’t. Rd., Waianae) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Katherine K. Kipapa

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Oct. 2, 2012
KatherineK. “Kaui”Kipapa, 56, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Julian K. “Noho”and Julius H. “Ola”; hanai sons Dennis Pule, Angel Savea, Mulinuu Tialavea and Lokeni Tuua; daughter Bobbie Rae Kaleo O Kalani Kipapa; mother Lavaina K. Kia; brothers Abert M., Lambert H., Blaine K. Kia and Barney Cypher; and sisters Constance K. Warrington, Deldrene Mowat, Lorene H. Kekahuna and Delphene Corpuz. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services:10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.BorthwickOahu.com.

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Eleanor Voorhees LawtonKerecman

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Oct. 8, 2012
Eleanor Voorhees Lawton Kerecman, 91, of Volcano, Hawaii, a teacher and caregiver, died at a private care home in Mountain View, Hawaii. She was born in Trenton, N.J. She is survived by daughters Barbara Kerecman and Karen Smoczynski. Private services. Online condolences:www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Marie Louise Silva Manguchei

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Oct. 10, 2012
Marie Louise Silva Manguchei, 66, of Lihue, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born inKalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Chantelle and Mary-Ana Manguchei and Barbara-Jean Linoz-Hodges; brother Joseph Silva; sister Aileen Brun; and seven grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Oct. 30 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Minerva Leilani Akiu Manuel

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Sept. 23, 2012
Minerva Leilani AkiuManuel, 65, of Hilo/Waiohinu, Hawaii, an entertainer, died at home. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George; sons George K., Jerome A. and Joshua K.; daughters Joshlynn K. and Corinthian K.; brother Joseph Akiu; sister Margaret Lee Hong; and three grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services:6 p.m. Additional visitation:8 a.m. Friday at Naalehu SacredHeart Catholic Church. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Paul L. Martin

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Oct. 1, 2012
Paul L. Martin, 86, of Pearl City, a retired Navy officer and Hawaii prelate of the Church of God in Christ, died in Aiea. He was born in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by daughters Myrna P. “Cookie” Jones, Elizabeth “Candie” Malone, Leila V.H. Ulufale, Elizabeth “Maka” Vann, Dawn Aquesta and Elizabeth”Liz”Chang; 26 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Services:6 p.m. Additional visitation:11 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences:www.BorthwickOahu.com.

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Emilia Legaspi Miguel

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Sept. 25, 2012
Emilia Legaspi Miguel, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born inManila. She is survived by husband Leonardo C.; son Alejandro; daughters Teresa Giron, Nidia Pascua and Myrna Dela Cruz; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Cemetery. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Harriet Yoneko "Noelani" Nakama

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Sept. 23, 2012
Harriet Yoneko Nakama, 83, of Honolulu, a retired YWCA secretary, died at home. She was born in Waikii, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard S.; sons Randy K., Wesley H. andJasonM.; brothers Hideo and Kenneth S. Oshiro; sister Lorraine Kodama; and two grandchildren. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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MARTIN (MARTY) NIELSEN

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MARTIN (MARTY) NIELSEN
“King of Layout” passed on 9-21-12 at 79. Was General Contractor. Taught blueprint reading at UH-Carpenters Union for many years. Restored 1960 VW dblecab pickup, in Hot VW mag 10-11.Wilma, wife of 55 yrs, sons Martin Jr (deceased), Michael, Mark, Matthew; grandsons Martin, Robert; sisters Peggy, Anita, brother Bill; many nieces, nephews, hanai sons. Services at 267 Portlock Rd. Sun 11-4-2012 11 am- 3:30 pm. Donations to Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.

BETSY SADAKO KAZAMA PARK

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BETSY SADAKO KAZAMA PARK
Mar. 11, 1919 – Oct. 5, 2012 Betsy passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 93. She was born in Waialua and was a graduate of Lelehua High School. She moved to San Francisco in the 1950s. She worked many years in Civil Service, first in Honolulu, then in Alameda and San Francisco. Betsy is survived by her daughter Betty Bassi, grand- sons Donald and Mark Witzel and 3 great grandchildren. She is also survived by younger brother Francis Kazama who resides in Pearl City, as well as nieces, nephews and their families primarily in Hawaii and California. She was preceded in death by her husband Luther Park, sister Kiyoko Kazama and brother Thomas Kazama. Betsy will be laid to rest with her husband Luther at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo, CA. She will be greatly missed.

CAROL ONGIE SANTIAGO

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CAROL ONGIE SANTIAGO Age 73, of Mililani, passed away on October 4, 2012. Carol was born in Kauai on August 26, 1939 and grew up in Helemano Camp. Carol was a retired registered nurse at Medical Arts Clinic in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughter Tammy (Tim) Dumlao, and sons Dwayne (Sheila) Worley, Gregory (Mirriam) Worley, Stephen (Caroline) Worley, and John Philip (Jordan) Santiago. Brothers Ronald (Angie) Ongie, Roy (Merle) Ongie and David Ongie. She has 11 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30pm Thursday, October 18th at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service at 6:30pm. Burial 10:00 am, October 19th at Mililani Memorial Park.

Robert Tamotsu Sera

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Oct. 7, 2012
Robert Tamotsu Sera, 90, of Wailuku, a retired state Occupational Safety and Health branch manager, died at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Michie, daughter Stephanie Borges, sister Joyce Sonobe, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:4 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:5 p.m. Additional visitation:5 p.m. Nov. 1 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Oahu. Services:6 p.m.

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Kimberly Akemi Bal Sloper

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Oct. 9, 2012
Kimberly Akemi Bal Sloper, 37, of Wailuku, an attorney for the County of Maui Corporation Counsel Department, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband William; daughters Caroline, Emily and Olivia; parents Eugene and Beryl Bal III; and grandparents Masae Murakami and Eugene Jr., Peggy and Patricia Bal. Services:4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Condolences may be sent to www. ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Harry T. Suzuki

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Sept. 21, 2012
Harry T. Suzuki, 76, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gail S., son Eric, daughter Renee Kihara, brother Frank, sisters Olive Fujimoto and Ruth Murakami; and three grandchildren. Visitation:5:15 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Elsie Yonemura Ting

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Sept. 20, 2012
Elsie Yonemura Ting, 91, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker and co-founder of Ting’s Enterprises, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons David P. Jr., Duane P., Dennis P. and Darryl P.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Saelua Suameli Ulufale

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Sept. 23, 2012
Saelua Suameli Ulufale, 70, of Waianae, an immigration officer, died. He was born in American Samoa.He is survived by sons TamafaigaLaveai and Asotau and Teetai Ulufale; daughters Faamanu, June and Letitia Ulufale and Amuia Toimoana; brother Salele Tau; sisters Soonamuli Falefia and Faamanu Siliva; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:4 p.m. Wednesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services:5 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Theodore Vorfeld

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Oct. 6, 2012
Robert Theodore “Bob” Vorfeld, 85, of Wailuku, an AmFac and AmFac JMB employee and retired Pioneer Mill Sugar Co. president and manager as well as a Navy veteran who served in World War IIand the Korean War, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wilma, sons Walter and Robert J. and three grandchildren. Private services and scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hale Makua Health Services, 472 Kaulana St., Kahului, HI96732; or American Heart Association, 95 Mahalani St., Suite 13, Wailuku, HI96793. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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George Woo

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Sept. 14, 2012
George Woo, 86, of Honolulu, a retired owner of George Woo Architectural Engineering, died inHonolulu. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by sisters Emma Louie, Nina Matheson and Barbara Radke. Private services.

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