Archive for October, 2012

Sadao Nishikawa

Posted On October 16th, 2012 -

Sept. 11, 2012
Sadao “Sada” Nishikawa, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state television technician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia “Pat,” sons Michael and Kinohi, brothers Richard and Herbert, sisters Grace Ishizaki and Ethel Nishino, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Yoshihisa Nishimura

Posted On October 22nd, 2012 -

Oct. 18, 2012
Yoshihisa “Yoshi” Nishimura, 71, of Aiea, an international piano technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by wife Norie, son Alan, daughters Takae and Joyce, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kawaiaha‘o Church, 957 Punchbowl St. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Yoshihisa Nishimura

Posted On October 24th, 2012 -

YOSHIHISA NISHIMURA Yoshihisa Nishimura (“Yoshi”), 71, died on October 18, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Yoshi always possessed the vigor to explore beyond boundaries. With his wife, he ventured to Hawaii to begin his dream. Passionate to bring beautiful music to the world, Yoshi built Mozart House that serviced and sold pianos internationally. He brought life to pianos and touched the hearts of many. Yoshi was a beloved husband of Norie, devoted father of Takae, Alan and Joyce and adored grandfather of Dylan, Keenan and Sienna. Visitation at 3:00 p.m. followed by service at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Kawaiaha’o Church, 957 Punchbowl Street.

Hisako Nishioka

Posted On October 28th, 2012 -

Sept. 10, 2012
Hisako Nishioka, 82, of Mililani, a retired salesclerk at Sears Ala Moana, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Yoshito, sons Greg and Jon, daughter Lynne Moore, brothers Hiroshi and Robert Okuno, sisters Teruko Yamada and Ellen Kobashigawa, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Carlton E. Nobrega

Posted On October 5th, 2012 -

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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Anita S. Norris

Posted On October 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 11, 2012
Anita S. Norris, 71, of Hilo, owner and financial manager of Fantasia Jewels and co-owner of Fantasia Pacific Inc., died at home. She was born in Lancaster, Calif. She is survived by husband Floyd, sons Richard and Kevin, daughters Colleen Norris and Stacy Packard, sister Linda Hart, 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

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Beatrice Mitsuko Nose

Posted On October 25th, 2012 -

Oct. 8, 2012
Beatrice Mitsuko Nose, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Palolo Elementary School teacher, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Karen C. Nose and Katherine S. Nose-Warner; sisters Kayano Yoshimatsu, Elnora Wakatane, Takeko Yamane, Ellen Goto and Jean Morioka; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Hakaru Nouchi

Posted On October 11th, 2012 -

Sept. 6, 2012
Hakaru “Hank” Nouchi, 75, of Makaha, a retired hotel manager and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lauretta, sons Marc and Matthew, daughters Truly Streng and Christy Bradley, and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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HAKARU “HANK” NOUCHI

Posted On October 15th, 2012 -

HAKARU HANK NOUCHI
Age 75, died at Wahiawa General Hospital on September 6th, 2012, following an extended illness. He was born July 20th, 1937 in Wailuku, Hawaii, to Sotaru and Tari Nouchi. Hakaru served in United States Army from 1955-1959. Hank will be remembered as a generous man who had a great sense of humor and carefree love of life. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, listening to Frank Sinatra, and talking story over beer and pupus. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Left to cherish his memory are his children; daughter Truly Streng (Russell), son Marc Nouchi (Misty), daughter Christy Bradley (Alan), son Matthew Nouchi; nine grandchildren, siblings and extended family. He was preceded in death by sons Rory and Anson Nouchi. Following a private service, interment will be at The Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Ken Noyle

Posted On October 8th, 2012 -

Sept. 2, 2012
Ken Noyle, 90, of Honolulu, an entertainer, died in Honolulu. He was born in England. He is survived by son Ric, daughter Cherry Wilkinson and two grandchildren. Services:2 p.m. Sunday at Manoa Park, next to Manoa Gardens. Cas ual attire.No flowers. No gifts. Please bring memories of Ken only.

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Haroldine C. Nunes

Posted On October 13th, 2012 -

Oct. 2, 2012
Haroldine C. Nunes, 83, of Honolulu, a Department of Education employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai sister Arlene Souki. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Services: 4 p.m. Private burial. Casual or aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hatsumi Nunogawa

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

Sept. 22, 2012
Hatsumi Nunogawa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department dispatcher, died. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Jason H., daughter Gail T. Kim, brother Franklin K. Tanaka, sister Momoyo K. Tanaka and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Karyn Mary O’Brien

Posted On October 25th, 2012 -

Oct. 20, 2012
Karyn Mary O’Brien, 55, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by son Christopher Snavley; daughters Dawn Martin and Crystal and Jennifer O’Brien; brothers Bill and Dennis; sisters Charry Moore and Pam O’Brien; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at the family residence in Hawaiian Acres. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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CHRISTINA M. O’KEEFE

Posted On October 19th, 2012 -

CHRISTINA M. O’KEEFE Of Oceanside, Ca., passed away peacefully on Aug. 21, 2012. She is greatly missed by her friends and family, including her sons, Ian and Cameron; her daughter-in-law, Shea; her grandsons, Joaquin and Aidan; and her four siblings. She loved and spent a great deal of time in Hawaii. Contact okeefe.ian1@gmail for more information.

Larry Katsumi Odagiri

Posted On October 12th, 2012 -

Sept. 24, 2012
Larry Katsumi Odagiri, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Pacific Concrete truck driver, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Dennis T. and Bradley K., daughter Suanne A. Miyata, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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MATSUYO OGATA

Posted On October 27th, 2012 -

MATSUYO OGATA 88 of Honolulu. Retired from Edward Enterprises. Peacefully passed at home on October 9. She was born in Waimea, Kauai to Shigeru and Chisato Nakagawa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald. She is survived by her sons, Glenn(LaVerne), Gordon, Gary (Paulette) and Ronald (Susan); daughter, Gloria Saito (Sterling); eighteen grand- children and eleven great- grandchildren. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 3 @ 1:00 PM at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; Visitation at 12 NOON; Casual attire.

Matsuyo Ogata

Posted On October 28th, 2012 -

Oct. 9, 2012
Matsuyo Ogata, 88, of Honolulu, an Edwards Enterprises retiree, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Glenn, Gordon, Gary and Ronald; daughter Gloria Saito; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ray Noboru Ogata

Posted On October 29th, 2012 -

Oct. 9, 2012
Ray Noboru Ogata, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Air Engineering Corp. air-conditioning technician, died at home. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Brian; sisters Teruko Naramoto, Haruko Takahashi, Janet Yuuki, Yukiko Jandoc andThelma Ogata; and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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June Ruth Ogilvie

Posted On October 27th, 2012 -

Sept. 23, 2012
June Ruth Ogilvie, 88, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired secretary for the Defense Property Disposal Service of the Navy, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by husband James K., sons James Jr. and Burton E., daughter Lynn, sister Cat Cutie, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Chiyoko Okabe

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 5, 2012
Chiyoko Okabe, 89, of Kane ohe, a seamstress, died at home. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dr. Jona than; daughter Jenny Arimoto; brothers Richard, Kenneth and Kiyoshi Kubo; sister Motoko Nishie; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Chiyoko Okabe

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 5, 2012
Chiyoko Okabe, 89, of Kaneohe, a seamstress, died at home. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Jonathan; daughter Jenny Arimoto; brothers Richard, Kenneth and Kiyoshi Kubo; sister Motoko Nishie; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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George Takeo Okamoto

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

Oct. 7, 2012
George Takeo Okamoto, 92, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Accounting and General Services civil engineer and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Michael G., daughter Barbara L. Okamoto-Subject, brother Hisao and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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NOBORU “LEFTY” OKAZAKI

Posted On October 21st, 2012 -

NOBORU LEFTY OKAZAKI 3/1/1919-10/2/2012 Passed peacefully at home with his family at his side. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu. Noboru worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, in Okinawa for 34 years. Preceded in death by his wife Chiyoko, parents Ryoichi and Fumiyo Okazaki of Hiroshima. Survived by daughters Naomi and Irene (California), grandchildren Jessica, Daniel, Mary, Caleb, Ashley, Raymond “Noboru” and great-grandson Miko “Noboru”; sisters, Kiyoko Kim (Kaneohe), Midori Okazaki (Hiroshima), brother, Roy Okazaki (Honolulu), numerous nieces and nephews. We do miss him, yet joyful and expectant as he is now in the eternal presence of his Lord and Savior. Arrangements are under the direction of P.L. Fry and Son, Manteca,CA (www.plfryandson.com). “Lefty” will be laid to rest at the Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery on a later day.

Walter Tamotsu Okumoto

Posted On October 9th, 2012 -

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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Thomas Kunitake Omori

Posted On October 5th, 2012 -

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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Stephen Mark Opliger

Posted On October 28th, 2012 -

Oct. 19, 2012
Stephen Mark Opliger, 55, of Kihei, Maui, owner of Art Craft All Natural Stone &Tile on Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif. He is survived by mother Rose Martinez; and brothers Robert, Rocky and Albert. Services in San Bernardino. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Helen Aoyama Orbase

Posted On October 31st, 2012 -

Oct. 12, 2012
Helen Aoyama Orbase, 90, of Waipahu, a housekeeper, died in Waipahu. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by son Dean, daughters Shirley and Barbara Liu, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kozo Orimoto

Posted On October 12th, 2012 -

Oct. 3, 2012
Kozo Orimoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745 carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sara E., sons Steven Y. and Emerick M., brother Hideo and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Henry Isamu Osaki

Posted On October 6th, 2012 -

Sept. 3, 2012
Henry Isamu Osaki, 86, of Kailua, a retired Kailua High School science teacher and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons John I. and Carl H.; brothers Jitsuo, Herbert and Franklin; sister Helen Iwai; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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ESTER PICO OSALVO

Posted On October 20th, 2012 -

ESTER PICO OSALVO Age 62, of Honolulu, passed away on October 8, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 1, 1950 in Paing Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Was employed at So Ono Foods and at Hawaii Building Maintenance for Kmart and 24 Hr. Fitness. She is survived by husband, Alejandro A. Osalvo; daughters, Marjorie (Ricky) Carreon, Maryjane (Francis) Magpantay, Marisa (Joezer) Dace, Juvy Osalvo, Maricar Osalvo (Emerson Tuppil), Sheryl Ann Osalvo; 4 grandchildren; sisters, Petronilla Marinas, Ofelia (Orlando) Balboa, Josefina (Boy) Cortez, Corazon (Rey) Valliente; brothers, Roberto (Tina) Pico, Francisco (Elize) Pico. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (October 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m., Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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