Archive for October, 2012

Joy Nadine Black

Posted On October 5th, 2012 -

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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Laraine Aiko Azama

Posted On October 5th, 2012 -

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.

“AUNTY KUNA” KATHERINE M. FONTES

Posted On October 5th, 2012 -

“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.

THEODORE S. TAKAHATA

Posted On October 5th, 2012 -

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.

GEORGE MELVIN BEAL

Posted On October 5th, 2012 -

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).

Lawrence Vidinha

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 26, 2012
Lawrence Vidinha, 90, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an Alexander & Baldwin commercial truck driver, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Kalaheo. He is survived by son Lawrence Jr., daughter Charlene Medeiros, brothers Richard and Charles, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Lainie Yuen Victor

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Aug. 26, 2012
Lainie Yuen Victor, 75, of Las Vegas, a retired Straub Clinic & Hospital nurse, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kona. She is survived by husband Peyton, sons Kaniela Victor and Ryan Ching, daughters Theresa Sanchez and Malia Ching, and brother Jan Yuen. Services: noon Saturday at Black Rock Beach, Kaanapali. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Clara Shizuko Takasane

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 23, 2012
Clara Shizuko Takasane, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono lulu. She is survived by son Dennis and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon.

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Hatsue Shishido

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 15, 2012
Hatsue “Betty” Shishido, 90, of Kula, Maui, a canning and manufacturing business owner and operator, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Sandy Daniells, sisters Jane Sagawa and Myrtle Hanzawa, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Ligea McCracken Painter

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 28, 2012
Ligea McCracken Painter, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a former teacher and Continental Airlines stewardess, died. She was born in Afton, Okla. She is survived by sons Steven and Douglas, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date.

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Beatrice Haruyo Nakamura

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 4, 2012
Beatrice Haruyo Nakamura, 88, of Pearl City, died in a private care home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Earl I., Wayne E., Calvin M. and Lloyd S.; daughter Lynn E.; brothers Harry T., Frank N. and George Y. Kadokawa; sister Mary T. Saito; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Jeane Kubera

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 6, 2012
Jeane “Harpo” Kubera, 75, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. truck driver, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sons Anthony “Harp” and Rick, daughter Debra Agbayani, sisters Rose Stafford and Janice Johnson and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Gilbert Carvalho Park, 860 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo. Casual attire.

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Tsuruko Kohashikawa

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 11, 2012
Tsuruko Kohashikawa, 97, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Wallace; daughters Jean Imai, Amy Morita, and Irene and Rose Kohashikawa; brothers Yoshio and Kiyoshi Taira; sister Misao Tsuhako; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Soo Hyun Kim

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 24, 2012
Soo Hyun Kim, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha State Tour & Transportation driver, died at home. He was born in Busan, Korea. He is survived by wife Liza I.; sons Song Ki, Song Nam, Song Hyo and Song Hoon; daughter Song Ja; brothers Soo Jin, Soo Woo and Soo Chul; sisters Susie Morioka and Carol Kim; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Paul Anton Honzik

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 21, 2012
Paul Anton Honzik, 91, of Honolulu, a state teacher and principal and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manitowoc, Wis. He is survived by wife Elizabeth. Services: 1 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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John Hokulani De La Cruz

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Aug. 31, 2012
John Hokulani De La Cruz, 60, of Honolulu, an IslandRecycling employee, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Peter; and sisters Josie De La Cruz, Maylene Acosta, Irene Nagata and Maile Hirao. Private services.

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SHEILA M GEIB

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

SHEILA M GEIB
90, died on September 14, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born on December 14, 1921, she was the daughter of Leo P and Anita Krejci Geib of West Bend, Wisconsin. She was predeceased by brothers Bobby, Jimmy, Leo M and Thomas and a sister, Vivian Trimpi. She had a long and successful career in the tour and travel industry, first working for Northwest Airlines in Chicago and then relocating to Hawaii in 1957, where she worked for Island Holidays Travel Service. The second largest travel agency in Hawaii, she was in charge of the independent tour division and supervised the daily operations of the company. As an officer of the Hawaii division, she was a delegate to the many conferences of the International Association of Travel Agencies, which took her to many parts of the world. Physical fitness and yoga were significant in her daily life. Community service was her calling during her retirement years and she volunteered at Project Dana, assisting the elderly to live independently. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Her ashes are being returned to Wisconsin to be with her family.

PIILANI CHEE

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

PIILANI CHEE
Age 75, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2012 in Aiea. Born December 8, 1936 in Wailuku, Maui. Retired receptionist at Wesley Hayashi Dental Office. Member of St. Jude Church.
She is survived by former husband, Bertrand Chee Sr.; sons, Bertrand (Donna) Chee Jr., Byron Chee, Bennett (Frances) Chee; daughters, Carolyn (Rob) Bley, Cheryl Ann Chee; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert “Bob” (Young Kee) Evans.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 9) at St Jude Catholic Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Mass 11:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome

IRENE GAOIRAN SANTA MONICA

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

IRENE GAOIRAN SANTA MONICA
Age 83, of Waipahu, passed away September 20, 2012 at her home. Born March 29, 1929 in Laoag City, Philippines.
She is survived by sons, Alexander (Aimee) Santa Monica, Jr., Francis (Rosalind Galinato) Santa Monica; daughters, Arlene (Ross Sakauye) Santa Monica, Genoveva (Russell, Jr.) Santa Monica-Shogren; 9 grand-children.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday 10/8 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 10/9 at Mauka Chapel, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

WALTER K. YAMAMOTO

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

WALTER K. YAMAMOTO
Age 70, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 22, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born July 24, 1942 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. A retired counselor from Waialua, Helemano & Iliahi Elementary Schools.
He is survived by son, Dean M. Yamamoto; daughter, Kerri Lee S. Yamamoto; brother, Lawrence (Carole) Yamamoto; sister, Jane (Raymond) Otomo.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (October 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

MAMORU DOI

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

MAMORU DOI
Age 88, of Pearl City, passed away September 16, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born March 9, 1924 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired from the City & County of Honolulu as an Auto Mechanic and a Veteran of the U. S. Army.
He is survived by wife, Kay E. Doi; son, Malcolm Doi of Oregon; brothers, Hiram Doi, Joe (Momo) Doi; sister, Michie (Bob) Yamashita of Washington.
Private Services were held.

HAROLD MASARU OTANI

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

HAROLD MASARU OTANI
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away September 7, 2012 at his home. Born October 11, 1927 in Honolulu. He was the Owner of Y. Fukunaga Products, Ltd.
He is survived by wife, Mary Otani; sons, Neal (Janis) Otani, Dwight (Trese) Otani; daughters, Joyel Horita, Karen (Hugh) Wakuzawa; sisters, Ellen Park, Arlene (Ray) Kakimoto, Judy (Hideo) Tanaka, Gail (Reuben) Shimabukuro; 10 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren.
Celebration of life 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Sunday 10/7 at St. Louis School TC Ching Presidential Suite, 3142 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu HI 96816. Casual Attire. In Lieu of flowers and monetary gifts, please make checks payable to: St. Louis School to the Harold Otani Endowment.

ARSENIA MANAOIS VILLAMIL

Posted On October 3rd, 2012 -

ARSENIA MANAOIS VILLAMIL
Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away September 27, 2012 at Hale Nani Nursing Home. Born December 14, 1926 in Philippines.
She is survived by husband, Gaudencio C. Villamil; sons, Alejandro (Estela) Villamil, Christopher (Remedios) Villamil; daughters, Lourdes Villamil, Avelina (Bill) Crabtree, Josephine (Rodolfo, Jr.) Casilang; brothers, Reynaldo (Mary) Manaois, Benjamin Manaois; sisters, Lourdes (Abraham) Espiritu, Lolly Hortaleza, Preciosa Garin; 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grand-children.
Visitation 4:15 p.m. Thursday 10/4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Prayer Service 5:15 p.m. Final services and burial will be held in the Philippines. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Janice Maurine Smith

Posted On October 3rd, 2012 -

JANICE MAURINE SMITH
68, of Honolulu, died September 17, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center after a short struggle with double pneumonia and a two decade plus valiant fight against Multiple Sclerosis.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 4 at 1:00 PM at Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 22182 Canton Road, Albemarle.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ola Mae Herrin Hinson, and her daughter in law, Milagros Piatos Brown.
Janice was born November 24, 1943, in Stanfield, NC and was a proud graduate of the Ridgecrest School system.
She had a career as both a Legal Secretary at a prestigious Charlotte law firm, and as an Executive Secretary at several major companies in Charlotte, to include Arnold Palmer Cadillac and Wachovia.
Janice is survived by her son, Todd Brown, and granddaughters, Jasmine and Alexandra Brown, of Honolulu; and her beloved brother, Larry Smith and his wife Brenda and her older brother, Gareth Smith and his wife Judy, all of Locust. Janice had a deep and abiding love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and she has finally joined Him now in Heaven.
Arrangements are by Moanalua Mortuary in Honolulu and Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.

PHYLLIS M. HIGA

Posted On October 3rd, 2012 -

PHYLLIS M. HIGA
Age 93, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 16, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born August 4, 1919 in Pahala, Hawaii. A retired cafeteria manager at Kipapa & Hale Kula Elementary Schools.
She is survived by sons, Raymond (Gerilyn) Higa, Dennis Higa; daughter, Maile (Norman) Kanemaru; 7 grand-children; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Tomio Kanno; sisters, Nora Nakahira, Jane Sasaki, Eleanor Nishi.
Private services were held. No koden, please.

Gilbert Asami Yanagawa

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 30, 2012
Gilbert Asami Yanagawa, 83, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. supervisor and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty A., son William C., daughter Lori K. Johannes, brother Robert, sister Betty Tatum, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Reginald Hideo Yamano

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 17, 2012
Reginald Hideo “Reggie” Yamano, 62, of Bishop, Texas, formerly of Pahala, Hawaii, an aircraft mechanic and a Navy veteran, died in Texas. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by daughter Mika Womack, mother Miharu, brothersTerrence and Wendell, and sister Corrine. Services postponed. Updated service information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Kiyoshi Watanabe

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 11, 2012
Kiyoshi Watanabe, 82, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a Department of Accounting and General Services maintenance employee and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by son Garret, daughters Joni and Geri, brothers Mitsuo and Myles, sister Lillian Mochizuki and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sept. 25.

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Toshie Tanaka

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 8, 2012
Toshie “Toshi” Tanaka, 83, of Aiea, a retired First Hawaiian Bank clerk and employee of dentist Jeffrey K. Hirai, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Cheryl Tsumura and Cathy Tanaka; brother Gerald Ishikawa; sisters Midori Murakawa, Margie T. Hirai and Ann Hirota; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Marie Sumagaysay

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 19, 2012
Marie Sumagaysay, 57, of Aiea, a former Salt Lake Shopping Center custodian, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fulgencio “Ful”; son Aaron Gene; brothers Lucio B. Jr., Clifford and Vincent Brioso; sisters Rani Vargas, Shirley Sabatian and Andrea Rosa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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