Archive for October 26th, 2012

Ronald Awong

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Oct. 11, 2012
Ronald Awong, 83, of Honolulu, a retired City Mill lumber department heavy equipment operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jane, son Arnold, daughters Lillian Awong and Verley Nakamiyo, brother Abel, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Joan E. Brummett

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Oct. 18, 2012
Joan E. Brummett, 80, of Kahuku, a retired ceramics instructor, died in Kahuku. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by daughter Debi Hartmann, brother Don Donahoo, six grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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David Kahiwamano Kupau Cullen

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Oct. 2, 2012
David Kahiwamano Kupau Cullen, 43, of Honolulu, a First Hawaiian Bank computer operator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Patrick “Pat” Sr., brothers Patrick Jr. and Daniel, and sisters Dawn and Deborah. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Mary Deguiar

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Oct. 19, 2012
Mary Deguiar, 88, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons August and James; daughters Beatrice Torres and Audrey Cagampang; brother Joseph Gouveia; sisters Roseline Gouveia, Julia Preston, Jane Henriques and Vivian Morimoto; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maureen Gibson Doughtie

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Oct. 18, 2012
Maureen Gibson Doughtie, 82, of Kailua died at home. She was born in England. She is survived by daughters Maureen and Sharon. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.

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Barbara Anne Dronkers

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Oct. 15, 2012
Barbara Anne Dronkers, 81, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by daughter Deidre Weiss, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No services.

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George Seiyu Ganeko

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Oct. 15, 2012
George Seiyu Ganeko, 82, of Honolulu, a retired car salesman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Koyoto, daughter Karen, brother Ralph and sisters Mildred Komoda and Betty Teruya. Private services.

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Gerald John Glass

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Oct. 18, 2012
Gerald John Glass, 92, of Hawaii Kai, an IBM and NASA safety engineer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Linda Musto and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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MARY CAROL FRANKS HOLMBERG

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MARY CAROL FRANKS HOLMBERG Age 69, of Waialua, passed away on September 28, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 25, 1942 in Honolulu. A retired accounts payable supervisor at Queen’s Medical Center. Also a former bookkeeper at St. Michael Church. She is survived by husband, Richard Adam Holmberg; son, Michael Holmberg; daughter, Christine (Shawn) Kapeliela; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grand- children; brothers, Anthony (Diana) Franks, George Franks III of MT; sisters, Veronica (Monty) Witt of WI, Monica Des Jarlais of CA, Regina (Keith) Sano of WI, Bernadette (Ben) Franks-Ongoy of MT. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (October 29) at St. Michael Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); Mass 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Mary Carol Franks Holmberg

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Sept. 28, 2012
Mary Carol Franks Holmberg, 69, of Waialua, a retired accounts payable supervisor at the Queen’s Medical Center and former bookkeeper at St. Michael Church, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard A.; son Michael; daughter Christine Kapeliela; brothers Anthony and George Franks III; sisters Veronica Witt, Monica Des Jarlais, Regina Sano and Bernadette Franks-Ongoy; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Edward Adam Davis Jr.

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Oct. 15, 2012
Edward Adam Davis Jr., 59, of Honolulu, a retired state unemployment insurance tax agent, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Isabelle M., brothers Jeff T. and Isaac H., and sister Alicia K. McCullen. Services at a later date.

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Joseph Komomua Jr.

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Oct. 19, 2012
Joseph Komomua Jr., 61, of Pearl City, a heavy equipment operator, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Francine; sons Joe Boy, Austin, Abraham, Mylo and Myka; daughters Shannon, Ashley and Kahea; brother Abraham; 33 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Richardson Stephen Smith Jr.

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Oct. 20, 2012
Richardson Stephen “Kealoha” Smith Jr., 44, of Kailua-Kona, a sushi chef and former culinary chef for Restaurant Yokahama, Kuakini Cafe, Hualalai Resort and Four Seasons at Hualalai, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Wynn Hanato-Smith; son Pookela Hanato-Smith; daughters Liana, Kara and Thea Hanato-Smith; parents Richardson Sr. and Caroline; brothers Randal and Rhine; and sister Debbie Amone. Visitation:
8 a.m. Nov. 9 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Honokohau. Mass: 11 a.m. Call 329-3076
for information. Aloha or casual attire.

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David Torao Kagawa

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Oct. 19, 2012
David Torao Kagawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply accountant and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Frank, Wayne and Eldred Kagawa, and Colin Kiyonaga; daughters Carol Miyagawa and Noella Narimatsu; brothers Buddy, Paul, Donald, Lawrence and Ernest; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hideko Kawasaki

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Sept. 24, 2012
Hideko Kawasaki, 98, of Kailua, formerly of Nuuanu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kochi, Japan. She is survived by son Hiromi, daughters Atsumi Nagatani and Kazuko “Ellen” Imai, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Okajima Lillie

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Oct. 20, 2012
Robert Okajima Lillie, 73, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a retired Yokohama Okadaya office manager, died at home. He was born in Yokohama, Japan. He is survived by wife Janice, sons Robert Jr. and David, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Rebecca Kapoli Kaaumoana Maka

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Oct. 12, 2012
Rebecca Kapoli Kaaumoana Maka, 76, of Haena, Kauai, a retired hotel chambermaid, died at home. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by sons Murphy “Bobo,” Jacob, Keith “Fetta” and Sherman; hanai son Ed Hayes; hanai daughter Jolly Ann Mahuiki; brother Harry Sr.; sister Hannah K.K. Lopes Jr.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Wai’oli Hui’ia Church, Hanalei. Scattering of ashes to follow at Hanalei Pier.

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Rosemarie McDonald

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Oct. 4, 2012
Rosemarie McDonald, 74, of Ewa Beach, a retired secretary for GTE Hawaiian Tel and the University of Hawaii-Manoa Department of Theatre and Dance, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Robert and Thomas, daughter Patricia Walton, sister Elizabeth Palmeira, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Michael Masao Miyamura

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Oct. 8, 2012
Michael Masao Miyamura, 47, of Kaneohe died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Henry and sister Liza Kaniho. Private services.

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Yuriko Miyashiro

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July 24, 2012
Yuriko Miyashiro, 91, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Waipahu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Charles T., daughters Loretta Sato and Janie Doran, nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Curtis S. Nakagawa

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Oct. 20, 2012
Curtis S. Nakagawa, 57, of Honolulu, a mason, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by father Richard; brothers Earle and Don Nakagawa, and Ron Sato; and sister Fran Lau. Private services.

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Dereck Saludo Pacatang

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Oct. 15, 2012
Dereck Saludo Pacatang, 30, of Kailua-Kona, a warehouse delivery driver for Kona Trans, Grabber Drywall and Hinchcliff Drywall, and a cook for Bite Me Fish Market, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Andrea, sons Dereck and Kingztyn, daughter Lehjennd, hanai sons Makana and Isaiah Case, parents Querico and Laurie, hanai father Alfred Sr., brother Joshua, sisters Norene Cabuag and Naylene Haleamau, hanai brother Alfred Jr., hanai sisters Tina Pacatang-Taetuna and Pamora Miguel, and grandmother Arlene Antone. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Nov. 3 at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Harbor. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Elizabeth Kananiokahome Punohu

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Sept. 27, 2012
Elizabeth Kananiokahome Punohu, 79, of Lihue and Glendale, Ariz, a retired Kauai Westin employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clayton J. and sisters Jeanette Mendonca and Gloria Siu-Fukumitsu. Celebration of life at a later date on Kauai.

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Misao Kinoshita Ringor

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Oct. 22, 2012
Misao Kinoshita Ringor, 90, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Huleia, Kauai. She is survived by sons Larry Iida and Leonard Ringor; daughters Carol Toyofuku, Karen Iida and Kathleen Soogrim; brother Kiyoto Kinoshita; sisters Sunao Pescador, Tomie Kelekoma, Fujiko Yamamoto and Kathryn Oyama; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Lihue Hongwanji. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Inurnment at a later date.

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Kalani Henrietta Schutte

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Oct. 6, 2012
Kalani Henrietta Schutte, 82, of Kailua, a retired Kaiser Medical Center nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews Sanford and Adams Kamelamela, and Alick Carreiro; and nieces Wendy K. Kalahele, Kathleen L. Kamelamela, Dannye K. Naipo, Tracie K. Balanay and Dawn W. Schutte. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Tammy Sims

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Oct. 15, 2012
Tammy “Cherokee” Sims, 47, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Greensboro, N.C. She is survived by companion Paul Stegman, sons Brandon and Ian Tuttle, daughter Reanna Tuttle, father Lawrence Williams, sister Cheryl Bradford and a grandchild. Private services.

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Toilolo Siu

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Oct. 20, 2012
Toilolo Siu, 84, of Waianae died. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Atia’e Malu and Tapuni and Palemene Siu. Services: 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at Borthwick Mortuary. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Thaddeus Tanouye Sr.

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Sept. 18, 2012
Thaddeus “Tsugu” Tanouye Sr., 83, of Pahrump, Nev., a retired diesel mechanic and welder, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Thad Jr. and Tracy, daughters Gloria and Fudgie, and sisters Paulene Teruko and Gladys Misao. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 3 at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua Church, 1760 Nalani St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Minnie A. Sylva

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MINNIE A. SYLVA Age 84, of Mililani, passed away October 1, 2012 at Pearl City Nursing Home. Born Dec. 3, 1927 in Waipahu. Member of the United Puerto Rican Association. She is survived by sons, Ronald (Evie) Ortiz, Gary Ortiz, Keith Ortiz; daughter, Cindy (Ryan) Gilla; step-mother, Betty Corniel; sister, Helen Gorris of Texas; brother, Roy (Carol) Corniel ; father of children, John Ortiz; 7 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 10/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire.

Betty S. Takai

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Oct. 4, 2012
Betty S. Takai, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii State Hospital nurse aide, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Shirley A. Maxfield, Sandra M. Queypo, Noella A. Takai, Celine Janiszewski and Johnette T. Hunter; brother Tamotsu Kimura; sister Mildred Y. Pei; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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