Archive for November 25th, 2012

Edith Acosta

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Nov. 12, 2012
Edith Acosta, 58, of Waipahu, a medical billing employee, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Sonny U.; sons Sonny Jr. and Eric; brothers Manuel, Santiago and Dominador Longboy; and sisters Theresa L. Badua and Florentina L. Campus. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leslie Noelani Aki-Kahawai

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Nov. 13, 2012
Leslie Noelani Aki-Kahawai, 56, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brandon Shirai and Blaise Viernes; daughter Raymee Sugihara; mother Violet Aki; brothers William, Wallace, Warren and Willard Aki; sister Wesley Aki; and seven grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Dec. 2 at Kakaako Waterfront Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lucita Cabanero Amistad

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Nov. 9, 2012
Lucita Cabanero Amistad, 81, of Kapolei, a retired Spencecliff Restaurant kitchen helper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ramon Jr., Roland and Ronnie; daughters Florence Amistad, Lyn Sogawa and Glenda Laciste; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mekonnen Hi‘ialolawakua Belay

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Nov. 2, 2012
Mekonnen Hi‘ialolawakua Belay, infant son of Amare and Chantelle Soto of Wahiawa, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sister Addis; grandparents Belay Gonfa, Etenesh Debele, David and Sharlene Rodrigues, and Clyde and Vanessa Soto; and great-grandparent Eleanor Nihipali. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Balbina Ulep Bocobo

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Nov. 10, 2012
Balbina Ulep Bocobo, 91, of Honolulu, a housekeeper, died in Hospice Hawaii-Kailua. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Herminio U., Inosencio U. and George U. Sr.; daughter Virginia B. Damaso; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2 at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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HAROLD KAHOALII BROWN

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HAROLD KAHOALII BROWN Age 86, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 12th. Born December 13, 1925 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the Maili congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Previously employed at Amfac as a Commercial Lighting Specialist. He is survived by sons, Jay (Sheryl) Brown, and Shane (Maxine) Brown; daughters, Lavon (Andrew) Kum, and Colleen Yasuhara; sister, Irma (Ray) Pante; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (December 1st) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Bonnie Lee Coutsourakis

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Oct. 29, 2012
Bonnie Lee Coutsourakis, 69, of Kapolei, a private practicing psychotherapist and former state social worker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Constantine “Gus,” son Christopher, daughter Tonya, sister Laurie Farmer-Espinoza and a grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Kapolei Regional Park. Casual attire.

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Michael Paul Creason

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Oct. 30, 2012
Michael Paul “Topo” Creason, 32, of Hilo died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Catherine, stepfather Matthew Balbin, brother Leighton Balbin, sister Rachel Balbin and grandparents John and Patricia Baji. Services to be held at a later date.

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Alejandro Martinez Domingo

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Nov. 15, 2012
Alejandro Martinez Domingo, 72, of Wailuku, a retired laborer in the construction industry, died. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by son Alex Kealoha, daughters Darlyn Cimini and Rhodalyn Domingo, brother Eufresino, mother of his children Beverly P. and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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LUIS ESTEBAN DOMINGO

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LUIS ESTEBAN DOMINGO Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away November 17, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 9, 1923 in Sta. Fe, San Marcelino, Zambales, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Patria Gozon Domingo; sons, Arthur (Citas) Domingo, Luis (Nimfa) Domingo, Jr., Narciso (Jonah) Domingo, Stanley Domingo; daughters, Maritess (Michael) Cox, Grace (Jojo) Viray; sisters, Crisconia Cacho, Victoria (Fausto) Fabrigas; 14 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (November 28) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Thursday (November 29) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m.; Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Merlyn Barrett Ferreira

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Nov. 1, 2012
Merlyn Barrett Ferreira, 83, of Kailua, a former trust officer at Bishop Trust Co. and a retired Army National Guard captain, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sonsMerlyn Scott and Byron Joseph “BJ”; daughter Darlene K. Burgess; stepdaughters Stephanie and Melissa Smith, and Jennifer Summa; sister Dorothy “Maile” Gerard; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, Kailua. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.</p>

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YOSHIE MENDE FUJIWARA

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YOSHIE MENDE FUJIWARA Age 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away October 9, 2012 in Pearl City. Born June 19, 1931 in Waialua, Hawaii. Retired after 40 years as a customer consultant with the First Hawaiian Bank, Kalihi branch. A member of the Moanalua Garden Senior’s Club. She is survived by brothers, Teruo (Mitsuko) Mende, Hiroji (Barbara) Mende, Raymond Masami Mende; sisters, Harue (Yasuhide) Tamashiro, Sachiko Ono, Mitsue (William) Teruya. : Private services were held. No koden or monetary offerings, please.

Basilisa Galano

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Nov. 4, 2012
Basilisa “Sitang” Galano, 94, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Co. employee, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Olivia C. Santos, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass at noon. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, ilima section. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Maria Y. Giron

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Nov. 7, 2012
Maria Y. “Rosal” Giron, 86, of Wailuku, a retired steward at the former Hotel Intercontinental Maui, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Loreto “Lito” and Dominador “Chuco”; daughters Rose J. Sijalbo, Annie Natividad and Helen Giron; brothers Fructuoso and Andres Yago; sister Victoria Ines; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 8 a.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Tonilynn G. Gutierres

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Nov. 5, 2012
Tonilynn G. Gutierres, 39, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a cashier at Salvation Army in Waimea, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Honokaa. She is survived by daughter Kawailani Gutierres-Batalona, father Anthony Sr., brothers Anthony “Bimbo” Jr. and Josten, and sisters Misty and Amber. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Urn committal services to follow at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Miriam R. Horita

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Nov. 11, 2012
Miriam R. Horita, 81, of Honolulu, owner of Developers Escrow, died in Honolulu. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by son Keith, daughters Karen and Mari, and brother Jay Ishimoto. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private burial. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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William Joseph Green III

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Nov. 18, 2012
William Joseph “Bill” Green III, 60, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a painting contractor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by companion Linda Brown, sons William J. “Billy” Green IV and Kory Brown, and daughter Joni. Celebration of life to be announced and held at a later date.

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Gabriel Ikaika Kapeliela-Yuen

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Nov. 12, 2012
Gabriel Ikaika Kapeliela-Yuen, 32, of Tustin, Calif., a Petco assistant manager, died in Orange County, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Susan Phommacharinh, father Randall K. Kapeliela, mother Gail K. Yuen and brother Garrett K. Yuen. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela St. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Ranko Kawaguchi

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Oct. 14, 2012
Ranko Kawaguchi, 83, of Waipahu, a Lualualei Naval Magazine retiree, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by brother Yuzo. Private services.

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Benjamin Keliikuli

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Nov. 4, 2012
Benjamin Keliikuli, 81, of Pearl City, a retired Con Agra truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in North Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kalani “Edna”; sons Hezan Keliikuli and Keonimana Kawelo; daughters Earleen and Bennie Ann Keliikuli, Maylisajoy “Missy” Kamakeeaina and JourDee Vierra; hanai son William Young; brothers William, George and Archie; sisters Shirley Ann Greig, Delilah Keliikuli-Kaimana and Gladys Keliikuli; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Macario Baldugo Labasan

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Nov. 15, 2012
Macario Baldugo Labasan, 59, of Ewa Beach, a United Laundry Services garment presser, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Esterlita C.; sons Rusty, Nic-Glend and Mac M.; brother Frank; sister Consing; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional funeral arrangements to be held in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

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Gladys Ann Lenchanko

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Oct. 29, 2012
Gladys Ann Lenchanko, 91, of Kaneohe, a purchasing agent, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Frederick Jr., daughter Frieda A. Helgerson, brothers Bill and Clarence Young, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Rose Ululani Ahuna Livingston

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Nov. 14, 2012
Rose Ululani Ahuna Livingston, 79, of Hilo, a retired registered nurse, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Aaron D.K. Costa; daughters Debbie Neves, Rowena Freeman and Patricia and Dorena Costa; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kerlut Luter

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Oct. 27, 2012
Kerlut Luter, 35, of Wailuku, an Employer’s Option employee, died in Wailuku. He was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. He is survived by son Keanu Boteilho, daughter Karita, mother Tapita Amumu, brothers Kaser and Tuter, sisters Ines Franas and Esina Sat Lutz, and mother of his child Lisa Boteilho. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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SABURO MATSUMOTO

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SABURO MATSUMOTO Age 90, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 4, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born March 25, 1922 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Retired from First Hawaiian Bank of 43 years. Congressional medal of honor recipient WWII veteran with Military Intelligence Service. He is survived by wife, Jane Matsumoto; sons, Terry M. Matsumoto, Lester N. Matsumoto, Aaron M. Matsumoto; daughters, Gail (Wayne) Kagehiro, Wendy T. (Mick) Ruis; brothers, Frank (Lorraine) Matsumoto, Yoshio (Mary) Matsumoto; sister, Chiyoko (Akio) Araki; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (November 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

GAIL NAKAMURA MATTHEWS

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GAIL NAKAMURA MATTHEWS
Former Pan Am flight attendant, recently retired, Kalihi Uka Elementary School teacher and loving mother, Gail Nakamura Matthews, also known as Gail Nakamura Lam, died at home at the age of 67 on November 12, 2012. Born on March 12, 1945 in Honolulu, she graduated from McKinley High School, was an alumna of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and the University of Hawaii, earning a master’s degree in teaching. Gail had traveled the world, taught and influenced the lives of hundreds of children and is well remembered for her cheerful and giving spirit. Adventurous and outgoing, Gail was also an avid SCUBA diver. She was married to the late LeRoy Matthews, and she is survived by her daughter Dr. Summer Lam and brother James Nakamura. Evening services will be held on Friday, November 30, at the Hosoi Mortuary at 30 N. Kukui Street, with visitation at 5 p.m and services beginning at 6 p.m.

ODETTA M. MEDEIROS

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ODETTA M. MEDEIROS Age 69, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 31, 2012 in Waianae. Born February 14, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Richard (Lunetta) Medeiros, Jr., Russell Medeiros, Randall (Rhonda) Medeiros, Robert (Vee) Medeiros, Roger (Kim) Medeiros, Rodney (Terry) Medeiros; brothers, Lionel (Loretta) Kahele, Douglas (Eleanor) Souza, Sam (Alexis) Souza, Emerson (Paula) Souza, Wyatt (Felicia) Souza, Sean (Tasha) Souza; 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (November 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Carol Ann Sakima Mori

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CAROL ANN SAKIMA MORI Carol Ann Sakima Mori, age 71 of Carson, CA passed away on 11/12/12. Carol Ann attended Roosevelt High (class of ’58) and graduated from San Jose City College. She was an active member in the Carson, CA community and volunteered her time at the Banning Museum. Carol Ann is survived by her husband of 50 years, Mitsuru, her daughter, Mitzi, her son Tim (Kathy) and grandkids, Josh and Traci Ann, her siblings, sister, Sharon, brothers Dean (Monique) and Gilbert (Yvonne), nieces Hillary, Heather (Danny), Jill and Nina, and nephews Tyler and Tommy. Carol Ann requested a Celebration of Life, for details contact the family. We wish to thank those who visited and cared for her during her illness.

Aiko Nakahara

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Oct. 26, 2012
Aiko Nakahara, 86, of Honolulu died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Len, daughter Jan Nagamine and four grandchildren. Private services and burial.

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Kiyomi Omoto

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Nov. 17, 2012
Kiyomi “Kim” Omoto, 89, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Fire Department captain, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Penny Montibon and Patti Nishimoto, companion Diane Kim, brother Harry, sister Itsuko Murakami, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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