Archive for November 27th, 2012

Eleanor Puaala Alama Villamor

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Nov. 10, 2012
Eleanor Puaala Alama Villamor, also known as “Ellie” and “Mada’s,” 77, of Aiea, a retiree from Gibson’s Store in Mapunapuna, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Curtis, Clyde, Tracy, Robin and Jody; brothers Patrick Alama, and Edmund and Vernon Hao; sister Merren Hao; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Patricia Yvonne Kehaulani Tolentino

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Oct. 20, 2012
Patricia Yvonne Kehaulani “Patty” Tolentino, 69, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Melvin Jr., Kenny and Jacob Tolentino, and Phillip Arruda; daughter Tricia H. Garcia; brother Boniface “Bugs” Leong; sisters Joann Beyer, Jerry Maruquin and Leanna Trujillo; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Helena H. Rapoza

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Nov. 14, 2012
Helena H. Rapoza, 59, of Ewa Beach, a former Wahiawa Botanical Garden nursery assistant, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Joseph K., Joseph J. Jr. and Nicky K.; and sisters Josette and Willette. Services at noon Saturday at Shinshu Kyokai Mission. Casual attire. Updated information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Calixto Abara Pascua

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Nov. 1, 2012
Calixto Abara Pascua, 89, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. irrigator, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Jacinta; sons Ernesto, Edwin and Romualdo; daughters Estrella Butin, Monica Ramos, Emerlina Ganotisi, Yolanda Pailma and Rosalinda Cantonjos; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Nikolasi Paongo

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Nov. 16, 2012
Nikolasi Paongo, 62, of Honolulu, a health inspector in Tonga, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Lofanga, Tonga. He is survived by wife Kalisi T.L.; sons Paea, Leonaitasi, Makasini and Tevita; daughters Penelope Asi and Cecelia Paongo; sisters Akanesi Taufa, Luisa Fatai and Susana Angitau; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church Honolulu, South Beretania Street. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Masano Nekota

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Nov. 10, 2012
Masano Nekota, 87, of Waialua died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Allen, daughter Diane Tamura, brother Eichi Kanemori and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Julian P. Monsarrat

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Oct. 26, 2012
Julian P. Monsarrat, 90, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and a motor transport dispatcher at Fort Shafter in Honolulu, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Violet, son Julian III, daughters Rochelle and Tracy, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Hawaiian attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301; or call 877-426-2838, ext. 1340. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Saburo Matsumoto

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Nov. 4, 2012
Saburo Matsumoto, 90, of Wahiawa, a First Hawaiian Bank retiree and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the Military Intelligence Service, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Terry M., Lester N. and Aaron M.; daughters Gail Kagehiro and Wendy T. Ruis; brothers Frank and Yoshio; sister Chiyoko Araki; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Mele Halaevalu Loketi

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Nov. 13, 2012
Mele Halaevalu Loketi, 71, of Honolulu died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Longoteme, Tonga. She is survived by husband Manu F.; sons Solomone, Taniela, Saia “Sionefinau,” Sitaleki, Alatini and Lupeni; daughter Kakala; brothers Peni, Fiuanga, Timiluti and Siaosi Holakeituai; sisters Litea Tatofi and Sepiuta Taufa; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Siasi Tonga Tau’ataina, Emeline Place. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kim Ying Lee

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Nov. 19, 2012
Kim Ying Lee, 84, of Honolulu, a cook, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Woon Cheung, sons Martin and Tommy, daughter Janet Wong, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Josephine Fajatin Lavaro

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Nov. 10, 2012
Josephine Fajatin Lavaro, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Lita Viloria-Delahunty, Linda and Mila Lavaro, Flora Kobayashi and Lisa DelaCruz; sister Gloria Duldulao; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Ferry Nak Soong Kim

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Nov. 1, 2012
Ferry Nak Soong Kim, 89, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a civil service retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Dennis C.H., Harvard C.S., Eric C. and Delbert F.; daughter Darlene L.M.F.; brothers John N.G., Edward N.S. and Wayne B.; sister Cecilia N.S. Baber; 18 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Hawaii Stake Center, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Rosalie Haunani Kahele

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Nov. 17, 2012
Rosalie Haunani Kahele, 62, of Hauula died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Hiram “Halama” Jr.; sons Hiram “Hailama” and Kealoha “Ke”; daughters Priscilla “Luka” and Haunani “Kamalu”; mother Priscilla Lowe; brothers James “Jimmy,” David, Eugene “Ke” and Dale Keama; sisters Marvalynn “Marve” Keama-Medeiros, DarryleJeanne “DeeDee” Kaahanui and Daveyanne “Bootsie” Howard; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula fourth ward, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hauula Cemetery.

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Wade Monroe Winfield Jones

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Oct. 29, 2012
Wade Monroe Winfield Jones, 55, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired Army staff sergeant and a director of logistics for the Pohakuloa Training Area in Hilo, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Cambridge, Md. He is survived by wife Young O.; son Marcus; daughters Angel Jones-Robinson, Aeyaina Jones and Anitra Pace; brothers Henry, Lamont and Bernard; sisters Bonnie Henry, Michelle Pender and Demetrius Jones; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Aiea. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Masae Honda

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Nov. 15, 2012
Masae Honda, 105, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired macadamia nut farmer, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. She was born in Kona. She is survived by son Nadao, daughters Hisae Watanabe and Shigeko Mukai, brothers Sunao and Larry S. Kadooka, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Harriet M. Hirata

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Nov. 7, 2012
Harriet M. Hirata, 85, of Mililani, a retired Hirata Builders Inc. office manager, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Russell, daughters Gail Nishikawa and Gay Watanabe, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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George Hiroshi Higa

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Nov. 8, 2012
George Hiroshi “Hiro” Higa, 74, of Pearl City, a retired Marujyu Market manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Naty, sons Bobby and John Nicholson, brother Norman M., sister Stella H. Kon and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Lei only. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Richard Gersaba

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Nov. 15, 2012
Richard Gersaba, 59, of Kalihi, a Security Armored Car retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Likeke, daughters Sasha and Tamar, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Caroleen Kehaulani Gates

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Nov. 8, 2012
Caroleen Kehaulani Gates, 67, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald R.; son Alva H. Kaiwi; daughters Rocsand P.H., April L. and Madline K. Gates, and Louise L. Kaiwi; brothers David K. Nuuanu and Alva “Mahi” Kaiwi; sisters Katherine M. Kalama and Joyce Purdy; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 85-574 Plantation Road, Waianae. Services: 8 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mahlon Spencer Fernandez

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Nov. 18, 2012
Mahlon Spencer Fernandez, 81, of Honolulu, part owner of Kahala Shell, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Toshiko, sons Spencer Fernandez and Richard Stein, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mildred Miyoshi Doi

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Nov. 5, 2012
Mildred Miyoshi Doi, 94, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ted, Larry and Dexter; daughters Lorraine Johnson, and Sandra and Sharon Doi; brothers Saburo and Koichi Miyamoto; sisters Patsy Kishimoto, Jane Sasano and Mabel Momohara; nine grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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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 Belay 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Dora Andrade

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Nov. 15, 2012
Dora Andrade, 91, of Pahala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kau Hospital. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Edward and Patrick, daughters Dorothy Louis and Mary Y. Ibarra, sister Ethel Chow, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church in Pahala. Mass: 11 a.m. Urn burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

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Angela Molina Ruiz Agorilla

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Oct. 24, 2012
Angela Molina Ruiz Agorilla, 83, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alfredo L.; sons Domingo R., Oscar R. and Celso R.; daughter Luz Helen A. Viloria; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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George Hiroshi Higa

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GEORGE HIROSHI HIGA

Nov.8, 2012 George Hiroshi Higa, 74, of Pearl City, retired manager of Marujyu market, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He survived by wife, Naty (Natividad) Higa, sons Robert Nicholson, and John Paul Nicholson; grandchildren Rochelle Nicholson Fellipi, James Oliva Ancog, Justin Sunday Nicholson, Ciera N.C. Nicholson, Justice K. Nicholson, Keanu K. Nicholson, and Alyssa Nicholson; Sister Stella Kon, brother Norman Higa. Visitation 5 P.M. , services 6:30 P.M. at Hawaii Memorial Park Mortuary. Scattering of Ashes on December 1, 2012, Leis preferred to be released with the ashes. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Joseph (Joe) Michael Konane Conrad

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JOSEPH (JOE) MICHAEL KONANE CONRAD

Age 20, of Kailua, passed unexpectedly at home on Nov. 11, 2012. Joseph was a graduate of St. Anthony’s in Kailua & Damien Memorial High School in 2010. Survived by loving family, Carroll & Victoria Conrad & brother, Ryan; maternal grandparents, Howard & Virginia Seitzer of Minnesota; & many aunts, uncles, cousins. Joseph was a loving and caring person who enjoyed comedy, history, & the time spent with his relatives, his Hawaiian Ohana, & family pets. Joseph had a wonderful sense of humor & could always bring a smile to your face. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1st, visitation at 10 AM with Mass following at 11 AM at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hawaii Kai, Hi. Casual attire. Online condolences at www.legacy.com

SUMIYE “SUMI” TANABE

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SUMIYE SUMI TANABE

Age 88, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away October 23, 2012 in Aiea. Born February 21, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired employee of Star Bulletin Printers. She is survived by spouse, Robert “Hachi” Tanabe; son, Merle (Lynn) Tanabe; daughters, Linda (Michael) Florendo, Karen (Bobby) Morneau, Patti Tanabe; brother, Shigeru Tsubota; sister, Margie Hirasaki; 1 grandson; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (December 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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