Archive for November 28th, 2012

George Hiroshi Higa

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GEORGE HIROSHI HIGA Nov.8, 2012 George Hiroshi Higa, 74, of Pearl City, retired mgr, Marujyu Market . He survived by wife, Naty (Natividad) Higa, sons Robert Nicholson, and John Paul Nicholson; grandchildren Rochelle Nicholson Felipe, James Oliva Ancog, Justin Sunday Nicholson, Ciera Justice, Marley, Keanu, and Alyssa Nicholson. , sister Stella Kon, brother Norman HIiga, nieces and nephews. Visitation 5 PM, services 6:30 pm @ Hawaiian Memorial Park. Scattering of ashes Dec. 12, 2012 . Leis will be thrown at the scattering of ashes. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

RICHARD GERSABA

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RICHARD GERSABA Nov. 15, 2012 Richard “Rico” Gersaba, 59, of Honolulu, retired from Security Armored Car Service; an avid golfer and member of Hana Hou Athletic Club, died at St. Francis/West Hospice Center. He is survived by daughters Sasha and Tamar; son Likeke (Makana) and grandchildren, Hanamua and Paiea. Brothers George Jr., Lawrence (Carolyn), Robert (Nelda), Michael of Oregon. Visitation on Monday, 9:30 am, December 3 at Borthwick Mortuary downtown, Makai Chapel. Service at 10:30 am. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Lucille Keliinoi Morse

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LUCILLE KELIINOI MORSE Luci, age 70 of Kapolei passed away on November 7, 2012. She is survived by her husband Michael Morse: son, Stephen Kaneai Morse (Francine), daughter Stephanie Kehau Morse-Hidaro (Shane), five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Parents, William and Dorothy Keliinoi, brothers William K Keliinoi (Sharon); Johnnie Pinto; sisters Bernie Takabayashi, Gini Pinto, Penny Brodie (Kevin) and Dorothy Morgenstein (Armand). Celebration of her life will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Monday Dec 3, 2012 from 5:30 to 9:00. Casual attire and no flowers please.

GEORGETTE “GEGE” KAWELO

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GEORGETTE GEGE KAWELO Age 72, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 16, 2012 in Waianae. Born June 3, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Georgette was the president of the Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club, also retired Civil Servant & employee of the year. She is survived by husband, Robert “Bob” Frosch; sons, David (Aldrena) Cantrell, Ralph Cantrell, Gregory (Debra) Cantrell, Jeffrey Cantrell; daughters, Angela Cantrell, Kalokeokalani Cantrell; father, George K. Kawelo, Sr.; brothers, George Kawelo, Jr., David (Rochelle) Kawelo, Eugene (Stephanie) Kawelo; sisters, Melmanette Worthington, Ursula (Joe Fred) Mikulenka, Janmar Gonzalez, Obedine Villamor; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (December 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Flowers Welcome. Donations may also be made to the Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club.

MARILYN JEAN KEOHO

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MARILYN JEAN KEOHO Of Hanalei, Kauai, passed away on October 27, 2012 at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Judith Gomez. She is survived by her husband Edward K. Keoho Sr., Daughters Malia (Canen) Ho’okano, Leilani (Elton Kaui) Keoho, Leimomi (Mark) Niitani and son Edward (Rochelle) Keoho Jr. Sisters Lauren Lui-Kwan, Donna (Jeff Powers) Gomez-Powers, Ema (Jay) Furfaro, and brother Robert Gomez, 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grand children, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Services will be held on Saturday December 8, 2012 at the kauai veterans center from 8:30am-10:00am with burial to follow.

HARRIET M. HIRATA

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HARRIET M. HIRATA Age 85, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 7, 2012 in Waipahu. Born February 12, 1927 in Ewa, Oahu. A retired Hirata Builders, Inc. office manager. She is survived by son, Russell Hirata; daughters, Gail (Wayne) Nishikawa, Gay (Alan) Watanabe; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (December 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

CALIXTO ABARA PASCUA

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CALIXTO ABARA PASCUA Age 89, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away November 1, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born October 19, 1923 in Bacsil North, Laoag City, Philippines. Retired irrigator for Waialua Sugar Company. He is survived by wife, Jacinta Pascua; sons, Ernesto (Isabelita) Pascua, Edwin (Minda) Pascua, Romualdo (Adelaida) Pascua; daughters, Estrella (Severino) Butin, Monica (Amante) Ramos, Emerlina (Franklyn) Ganotisi, Yolanda (Robert) Pailma, Rosalinda (Erwin) Cantonjos; 21 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (December 2) at St Michael’s Catholic Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (December 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

LILLIAN TOKUDA CERELEJIA

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LILLIAN TOKUDA CERELEJIA Age 88, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 30, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 6, 1924 in Honohina, Hakalau, Big Island. Retired housekeeping clerk from Hawaiian Regent Hotel. She is survived by sons, Robert G. Cerelejia, Dominic A. Cerelejia, Lloyd R. (Gail) Cerelejia; daughters, Bettyjane Hines, Jean T. (Felix) Dalida; 10 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great- granddaughter; brother, Yukio (Rachel) Tokuda; half brother, Thomas (Mayral) Nakadomari; half sister, Mildred (Ray) Williams. Private services were held.

Feng Chao Tan

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Nov. 11, 2012
Feng Chao Tan, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Yiji Liang; sons Shaoxiong, Herry, Johnny and Samuel Liang; daughters Sue In Cheung, and Shao Yu and Shao Fei Liang; brothers Quon Jung and Feng You; and sisters Feng Ling and Feng Yi. Services: 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hisayo Taguchi

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Nov. 23, 2012
Hisayo Taguchi, 88, of Lanai City, a Dole employee, died in Lanai Community Hospital. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Itsuki, sons James and Merrill, daughters Michiyo Morimoto and Ann Sakagawa, brother Ichiro Teranishi, sister Makoto, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Momoe Sakuda

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Nov. 11, 2012
Momoe Sakuda, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Herbert K., Walter T., Morris A. and Edwin T.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Bronx-Chino Kawehilani Rodriguez

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Nov. 24, 2012
Bronx-Chino Kawehilani Rodriguez, infant son of Jonathan Rodriguez and Johnna Rowland of Mililani, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sisters Jersey-Rae and Phoenix-Layne, and grandparents Juan Rodriguez, Estella deRodriguez and John and Sandra Rowland. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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George Elwin Preston

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Nov. 9, 2012
George Elwin “Pops” Preston, 61, of Kaneohe, a head custodian, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Koolauloa. He is survived by wife Elizabeth K.K.; son George II; daughters Raenell, Georgette and Keonaona Preston, Georgina Fernandez, Ramona Bush, Roberta Kalua and Myra Colbert; brothers Richard Ahina, Robert Vance and Clarence, Gerald and William Preston; sisters Aileen Piohia, Martha J. Aho, June Kailiponi, Gail Green and Elizabeth Enriquez; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1461 Kanapuu Drive, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Yvonne M. Priest Palmer

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Nov. 23, 2012
Yvonne M. Priest Palmer, 70, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kevin Priest and Craig Correia, brother John Keawe and sisters Beverly Silva, Gloria Moniz, Donna Bajo and Leslie Keawe. Private services.

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Elizabeth K. Palacio

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Nov. 20, 2012
Elizabeth K. Palacio, 85, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Federico R.; sons Aurelio Mina Jr. and Rey, Vincent, Benjamin, Valentino and Edwin Palacio; daughters S. Kuuleialoha Kamakea M and Donna Lau-Laranio; brother Phillip Kamakea; sister Mona Paulo; 51 grandchildren; 92 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

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Miriam Deicken Ogata

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Oct. 11, 2012
Miriam Deicken Ogata, 84, of San Francisco, a homemaker, died in San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Phillip J. Ogata and Raymond F. Deicken, and a grandchild. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 28 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Misae Nakamoto

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Nov. 22, 2012
Misae Nakamoto, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kay Uyeda and Shirley Nakamoto, and sisters Faye Toda, Nancy Yoshida, Mary Tamura and Jean Sato. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nora K. Muraoka

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Nov. 18, 2012
Nora K. Muraoka, 94, of Honolulu, a retired city supervising abstractor, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Kiyoshi, son Gary, daughters Ivy Muraoka and Claire Nagata, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Unified. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Lucille Kuuipo Morse

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Nov. 7, 2012
Lucille Kuuipo “Luci” Morse, 70, of Kapolei, a sales associate, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael; son Stephen A.K.; daughter Stephanie Morse-Hidaro; brothers William Keliinoi and John Pinto; sisters Bernice Takabayashi, Gini Pinto, Penny Brodie and Dorothy Morgenstein; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Arthur Charles McGuire

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Nov. 16, 2012
Arthur Charles McGuire, 75, of Aiea, an Air Force veteran and a Hawaiian Telcom retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clarice, sons Arthur C. and John D., brothers Vernon and Herbert, sister June Miyashiro, two stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Private services.

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Om Van Luong

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Nov. 24, 2012
Om Van Luong, 55, of Mililani, a vegetable farmer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Vientiane, Laos. He is survived by wife Khamsavanh Ounaphom and sons James and Bob Ounaphom. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Yasuji Kisaba

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Nov. 20, 2012
Yasuji Kisaba, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Kaiser heavy equipment mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by wife Dorothy, son Kenton, daughters Wendy Ing and Janis Hokama, brother Satoki and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire.

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Patsy Toyomi Kawaoka

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Nov. 16, 2012
Patsy Toyomi Kawaoka, 75, of Honolulu, a retired state library technician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Faye. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lionel Joseph Kalua Kaohi

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Nov. 16, 2012
Lionel Joseph Kalua Kaohi, 73, of Eleele, Kauai, a Gay & Robinson herbicide truck driver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Lydia I.G.M.F.; daughters Meilin L. Miyashiro, Marlene Barino, SuYen Kaohi and KwaiYen Viquelia; hanai daughter Sarah Peters; sister Janet Kahalekomo; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery.

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Kent S. Kaneko Sr.

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Nov. 19, 2012
Kent S. Kaneko Sr., 63, of Hilo, a former mechanic at Roberts Tours and Gray Line, and proprietor of Kent’s Auto Repair, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doreen J.P.; son Kent S. Jr.; daughters Tanya M. Kaneko and Sherry L. Taheri; mother Sumiko Johnson; brothers Milton, Russell, Delton, Sheldon and Reed; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. There will be no burial on Saturday; updated information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Wendall Hew

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Nov. 26, 2012
Wendall Hew, 53, of Kula, Maui, a retired Fong Construction welder, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Garret and sisters Debra Yoshida, Sharon Akana and Donna Lum. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ruby K.K. Choy

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Nov. 7, 2012
Ruby K.K. Choy, 88, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Derrek G. and Anthony E., daughter Suzanne K. Hong, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Flowers welcome.

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Harold K. Brown

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Nov. 12, 2012
Harold K. Brown, 86, of Waianae, a former Amfac commercial lighting specialist, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jay T. and Shane K., daughters Lavon Kum and G. Colleen Yasuhara, sister Irma Pante, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Lucita Cabanero Amistad

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Nov. 9, 2012
Lucita Cabanero Amistad, 81, of Kapolei, a retired Spencecliff Restaurants 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: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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