Archive for November 19th, 2012

ROBERT C. BELL, M.D.

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ROBERT C. BELL, M.D. Robert Clayton Bell passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 24, 2012 at the age of 90. He was born March 1, 1922 at Lake Stevens, Washington. He was the grandson of Snohomish County pioneer Judge Water P. Bell and son of Harold C. Bell, a Banker. He served honorably in WWII as a Naval Pharmacist’s Mate and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Captain in a medical unit. He was in the first graduating class of the University of Washington Medical School in 1950.He practiced medicine for forty- four years in Hawaii and Washington. His lifelong passions were reading, photography and bike riding. He loved people and was a compassionate and caring physician. Bob is preceded in death by his mother Ruth E. (Reid), father Harold C. Bell, and brother John A. Bell. He is survived by bother Walt, first wife Charleen and children Judith Lynn and Jeffrey Charles (Andrea), three grand- children and two great grandchildren. His ashes were scattered in Puget Sound on October 4, 2012 in a private ceremony. Aloha ‘oe Dad.

DORIS MICHIKO ARITA

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DORIS MICHIKO ARITA Age 88, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away October 17, 2012 in Mililani. Born February 18, 1924 in Waialua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Glenn T. (Carleen) Arita, David K. (Christine) Arita; 6 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held. No monetary gifts, please.

BettyFumiko Yoshinaga

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Oct. 25, 2012
Betty Fumiko Yoshinaga, 77, of Honolulu, a retired licensed practical nurse for Dr. Gerald Hiatt, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Bert and George, and sisters May Sato, Nancy Thom, LilyHamada and Judy Yoshinaga. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Francis Hideo Yasutake

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Oct. 28, 2012
Francis Hideo Yasutake, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Edward Enterprises sales representative and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace T.; daughters Sharon C. Amoy and Faye H. Sagun; brothers Harry T. and Jack T.; sisters Katherine K. Hagi, Betty F. Takaezu, Alice S. Yasutake and Gladys S. Tanimura; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:2 p.m. Committal services and inurnment:11:30 a.m. Nov. 27 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fumi Itasaka Weideman

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Nov. 14, 2012
Fumi Itasaka Weideman, 86, of Honolulu, a jewelry saleswoman, died at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Marc K. and Dean L., brother Shiro Itasaka, sister Masako Takeuchi and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Ayako Uchida

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Nov. 12, 2012
Ayako Uchida, 91, of Kahului, a Maui Land & Pineapple trimmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Niigata, Japan. She is survived by sons Michael and Calvin, sisters Barbara Tadakuma and Elaine Char, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui MemorialPark.

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Cory Jun Someda

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Nov. 4, 2012
Cory Jun Someda, 54, of Honolulu, a Finance Factors vice president and business development manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by parents Jerry and Shizue, stepdaughter Leigh N. Chang and sisters Diane Paresa and Dawn Balocan. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa,Kauai. Celebration of life:10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Richard William Simao

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Oct. 26, 2012
Richard William “Dick” Simao, 73, of Kapolei, owner of D&MHydraulic, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pauline S.; sons Michael and Mark Simao; daughters Laurie Ramelb, Lisa Ebanez and Leslie Simao; mother Dorothy Zetrouer; brothers Milton and Bobby; sisters Carol Morency and Vernie Abasial; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

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Tomeko Shinozawa

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Oct. 7, 2012
Tomeko Shinozawa, 85, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Wailua, Kauai. She is survived by son Wayne, brother HarryYamamoto, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Emily Aiko Sakamoto

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Oct. 29, 2012
Emily Aiko Sakamoto, 83, of Honolulu, a bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Noboru, son Milton S., daughters Gloria S. Del Rosario and Iris F. Watabu, and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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Anthony Wayne Paulino

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Oct. 9, 2012
Anthony Wayne Paulino, 47, of Honolulu died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by brothers Andrew and Tony. Private services.

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William K. Palama Jr.

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Oct. 26, 2012
WilliamK. “Sonny” Palama Jr., 75, of Waianae, a retired city Division of Road Maintenance employee, died in Waianae.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne; sons William, Duley and Dutchie; daughter Emily Anoc; brothers James “Kanak”and Eddie; sisters Helen Afong, Emily “Ba” Waiolama, Betty Ann Jones and Trudy Ann Lobo; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services and celebration of life: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Waianae. Casual attire.

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Peter Takeshi Oshima

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Nov. 4, 2012
Peter Takeshi Oshima, 93, of Hilo, a retired nurseryman at Eunice Nursery and the former Flowers Inc., died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Yuki, daughter Jeri Oshima-Fiset and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Masayuki Oda

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Nov. 15, 2012
Masayuki Oda, 62, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a sculptor, died. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Kimiko Gomyo, brother Masando and sisters Hiromi Grobel and Mayumi Oda. Private services.

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Teresa Obaldo Obra

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Nov. 1, 2012
Teresa Obaldo Obra, 86, of Aiea died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines. She is survived by son Rosendo “Ross”Jr., daughters Fe U. Reed and Lillian O. Williamson, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Mass:10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Steere Y. Noda

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Oct. 26, 2012
Steere Y. Noda, 97, of Honolulu, a retired proofreader at The Honolulu Advertiser, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katsy U. and daughter Lilliann A. Yoshii. Private services.

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Grace Yoshiko Sumida Nagai

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Nov. 1, 2012
Grace Yoshiko Sumida Nagai, 83, of Henderson, Nev., and Honolulu died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Karen N. Umeda and Pat K. Mukai, brother George Sumida and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Dennis Wayne Meyer Sr.

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Nov. 15, 2012
Dennis Wayne Meyer Sr., 67, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired Maui County mechanic supervisor and an Army sergeant who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kaunakakai.He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by wife Lorraine U.; son Dennis W. Jr.; hanai daughter Dayna-Ann Leimomi Dudoit; brothers Henry, Theodore and Timothy; sisters Lynn Yamaguchi, Odetta Kaliikipi, Karen Anderson, Wendy Kekahuna and Karleen Meyer; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel.

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Richard Tokio Masuda

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Nov. 6, 2012
Richard Tokio Masuda, 76, of Honolulu, a city traffic engineer for the Department of Transportation, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Lillian Y., son Landan S., daughters Carrie A. and Camlyn K., and brothers Melvin and Roy. Visitation:10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu MemorialPark and Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire.No flowers.

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Halina Lung

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Nov. 2, 2012
Halina Lung, 83, of Lakewood, Colo., a homemaker, died in Lakewood. She was born in Rowno, Poland. She is survived by sons John and Eugene Jr., daughters Cynthia Akau and Janyce Wenz, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Nov. 26 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of thePacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Online condolences:www. borthwickoahu.com.

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Nova Leispears

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Oct. 16, 2012
Nova Leispears, also known as Eugene S. Gonzales, 68, of Kailua, an Astro Gardens Restaurant banquet manager, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Moses, Matthew, Abe and Billy Gonzales; sisters Rona Wilson, Toni Ukishima, Pat Kahapea, Jo-Anne Medeiros, Margaret Gordon and Sunny Kaapana; and companion Christopher Kendrick-Stafford. Scattering of ashes:9 a.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach Park. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Caroline Fumiko Kiyotoki

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Nov. 2, 2012
Caroline Fumiko Kiyotoki, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired C.S. Wo &Sons accounting clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Stanley S., sons Wilfred K. and Eric K., sisters Florence K. Hashimura and Betsy M. Kagawa, and a grandchild. Visitation:noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Fumiko Segawa Kawamura

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Sept. 22, 2012
Fumiko Segawa Kawamura, 99, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Joseph G., daughter Winifred A. Kanemori, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Scott Seichi Ishiara

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Nov. 4, 2012
Scott Seichi “Scotty”Ishiara, 39, of Pearl City, a sales associate for various auto parts stores, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nicole A., father Donald I. and mother Elaine S. Visitation:9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fusako Higa

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Oct. 22, 2012
Fusako Higa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state account clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Clifford; son Rodney; daughters Patricia Tochiki, Eileen Higa, Marjorie Garrison and Gerry Akana; sister Fumiko Kuniyoshi; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Asuncion Quijano Dinong

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Oct. 28, 2012
Asuncion Quijano Dinong, 84, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Tarloc, Philippines. She is survived by husband Francisco B.; sons Romeo Q., Wilfredo Q., Rene Q., Cesar Q. and Juanito Q.; daughters Luzviminda D. Balaoing, Marcelina D. Obaldo, Felicita D. Yadao and Mina D. Castillo; brothers Ramon and Jose Quezon and HenryQuijano; sister ElizabethQuijano; 23 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass:11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Irene Judith Birchland

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Nov. 4, 2012
Irene Judith Birchland, 71, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard Irwin and Edward, Keith Sr. and Neil Birchland; daughters RobertaIrwin, Renee Hon and Jeri Birchland; mother Edith Irene Santiago; brothers Julio Ruiz Jr., Thomas and William Moran and Anthony Santiago; sisters Carol Gusman and Sharon Bass; adopted brother John Futch; 35 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:4:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services:6 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

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