Archive for December 7th, 2012

Philip H. Yasuhara

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Nov. 8, 2012
Philip H. Yasuhara, 78, of Des Moines, Wash., a retired Northwest Airlines purser and a veteran of the Marine Corps and Air Force, died in Des Moines. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kei, brother Raymond and sister Mari Kirby. Interment: 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wilma Primary Wood

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Nov. 30, 2012
Wilma Primary Wood, 57, of Waianae, a Ledcor Holdings USA clerical employee, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Johnnie Torres; sons John Brandon Ikaika, Ryan Kawika and Jonah Keoki Torres; daughters Amber-Rose K., Ana-Nicole K. and Sarah Puanani Torres; brother John III; sisters Desire Kekuna and Cathy Ines; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Amos Laakea Kauahinui Wikoli

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Nov. 16, 2012
Amos Laakea Kauahinui Wikoli, 78, of Honolulu, a retired state ramp controller and an Air National Guard technical sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte Quon, sons David and Michael, daughter Sharon Ho, stepsons Raymond and Dr. David Peter Quon, stepdaughters Renee Charla Kim and Donna Lee Quon, sister Eva Hughes, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rory Jeremiah Kalani Mitsuo Tani

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Nov. 19, 2012
Rory Jeremiah Kalani Mitsuo Tani, 58, of Kaaawa, a former auto body and paint job foreman, died in Kailua. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons Ryan and Randy; daughter Renee; brothers Wayne, Calvin and Kapua; and sisters “Sako” Hassel, “Fattie” Bryant and Vel Tani. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ester Porras Tam

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Nov. 16, 2012
Ester Porras Tam, 97, of Honolulu, a retired clothing manufacturer seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Iloilo City, Philippines. She is survived by sisters Elsa Montinola and Edna P. Tom. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Isaac Reyes

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Nov. 30, 2012
Isaac Reyes, 33, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Mokulele Airlines commercial pilot and a veteran of the Navy and Marine Corps, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Denise, brother Gabriel and sister Celia. Visitation: noon Monday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Marlene Lois Rembold

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Nov. 17, 2012
Marlene Lois Rembold, 63, of Scotland, S.D., a Veterans Administration employee, died in Yankton, S.D. She was born in Scotland. She is survived by brother Roger and sisters Wanda Dolejsi, Joyce Brunken, Lillian Helms and Joan Rembold. Services held.

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Kenneth Leroy Perreira Sr.

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Dec. 3, 2012
Kenneth Leroy “Alfalfa” Perreira Sr., 69, of Hilo, a retired R&G Tire Center commercial salesman and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Deidre “Dee,” sons Kenneth Jr. and Timothy, daughters Amenda Moses and Melissa Barretto, brother Carl, sisters Geraldine Carreira and June Ha, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Kitoku Oshiro

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Nov. 9, 2012
Kitoku “Kito” Oshiro, 82, of Waipahu, a retired Carnation Co. truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Evelyn S.H., sons Wayde T. and Jared T., brother Seiji and sister Fumie Asato. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Steven Nasario

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Nov. 25, 2012
Steven Nasario, 60, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Steven J. Jr.; daughter Georgette C.; mother Emily; brothers Ronald, Dennis and Edward; sisters Yvonne Rigal and Diane Carvalho; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Edna Yoshie Nakaguma

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Dec. 2, 2012
Edna Yoshie “Yochi” Nakaguma, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Plumbing secretary, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Vern M. and Craig K., sisters Karen F. Ebato and Doris S. Borges, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Alice Nakayo Matsunaga

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Nov. 24, 2012
Alice Nakayo Matsunaga, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Queen Kapiolani Hotel head pantry employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Douglas H., daughters Adele N. Kim and Susan L. Matsunaga, sister Doris E. Ouchi and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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Maximino Mauricio Mateo Sr.

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Nov. 18, 2012
Maximino Mauricio Mateo Sr., 87, of Waipahu, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. tractor driver and Aloha Stadium maintenance employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Genoveva; sons Michael, Robert and Maximino Jr.; daughters Imelda Rios, Angela Gaoiran and Mary Benito; brother Isabelo; sister Eusebia Andres; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Ernest Tamotsu Kurohara

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Nov. 8, 2012
Ernest Tamotsu Kurohara, 78, of Hilo, proprietor of the former Kurohara’s clothing store in Hilo and a marketing consultant, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Martha; sons Dr. Kevin, Darren, Randall and David; brother Dr. Samuel; sisters Amy Hashimoto, Helen Kanda and Alice Fujimoto; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Benjamin Sai Kau Kong

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Nov. 23, 2012
Benjamin Sai Kau “Benny” Kong, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired electrician and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He survived by sons Clode and Wendell, brothers Albert and Robert, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Shiro Kanetani

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Nov. 24, 2012
Shiro Kanetani, 90, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Puna Sugar Co. laboratory analyst, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Masayo; son Arnold; daughters Karen Cambra, Patricia Straight and Gail Kanetani; brothers Masato and Tomeo; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Marvaline E. Kamai

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Nov. 20, 2012
Marvaline E. Kamai, also known as “Auntie Marvi” and “Peewee,” 62, of Kapolei, a trolley driver, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kaili, mothers Mary Calebas and Susie Kalaiwaa, brothers Allen Kalaiwaa and David Calebas, and sisters Luci Kalaiwaa, and Iris and Joyce Calebas. Contact Kaili for service information at 382-6840.

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Roberta Lahapa Kama

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Nov. 29, 2012
The Rev. Roberta Lahapa Kama, 68, of Honolulu, a retired telephone communications operator at the Queen’s Medical Center and a Hawaii Fellowship minister, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Charles Sr., William, John, Archie and Harold Sr.; and hanai sister Healani Gomes. Scattering of ashes in Hilo.

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Beatrice Johnson

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Nov. 14, 2012
Beatrice Johnson, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Newton Public School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She is survived by sons Michael and Scott, daughter Laura Sprowls and two grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Kevin Koichi Iwai

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Nov. 23, 2012
Kevin Koichi Iwai, 60, of Waimea, Kauai, a Kauai Petroleum terminal operator, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Benjinette N. “Pili,” son Ridge L. Silva-Vidinha, daughters Erica A.K. and Kerri-Anne Y.K., father Yoshio and brother Lonne. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Jeremiah Mahealani Hui

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Nov. 7, 2012
Jeremiah Mahealani “Jerry” Hui, 67, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired construction laborer, died at home. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane Higashi, sons Pono and Rufus, daughter Molly, sister Edna Dela Cruz and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Spencer Beach Park Pavilion.

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Taneko Hirakami

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Feb. 6, 2012
Taneko “Dora” Hirakami, 95, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond N., daughter Leatrice Y. Hayashi, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Darren Hashida

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Sept. 20, 2012
Darren Hashida, 53, of Hayward,•Calif., died in Orange County, Calif. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by father Miles; brothers Darryl, David, Dwayne and Dean; and sister Jeannie Ohta. Services: 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Georgette Yoko Guerrero-Murdah

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Dec. 1, 2012
Georgette Yoko Guerrero-Murdah, 36, of Anahola, Kauai, a Kauai Humane Society receptionist, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Craig Murdah, parents Caroline and Benjamin Guerrero Jr., and brother Benjamin Guerrero. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Kauai Humane Society.

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Katherine Ellen Puanani McMillan-Gordon Farm

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Nov. 22, 2012
Katherine Ellen Puanani McMillan-Gordon Farm, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gordon, daughter Dawn Farm-Ramsey, brother George McMillan-Gordon and two grandchildren. No services.

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Koon Ye Ching

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Nov. 25, 2012
Koon Ye Ching, 97, of Lihue, a Lihue Plantation safety director, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Steven; daughters Lora Deahl and Ellen Ching; brother Koon Chee “Wesley”; sisters Shew Young “Florence” Leong, Oi Kam “Mildred” Kam and Mew Lung “Elsie” Goo; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Lihue Christian Church. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. No flowers.

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Janet Marie Canada

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Nov. 26, 2012
Janet Marie “Jan” Canada, 53, of Kailua, a graphic artist, died in Kailua. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Bart A., son Randy Allen Stearman, stepdaughter Andrea H., hanai daughter Christina Arambula, mother Margaret “Margie” Camp, stepbrother Chris Vaughn and a hanai grandchild. Services pending. Aloha attire.

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Clayton W. Botelho

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Dec. 1, 2012
Clayton W. Botelho, 68, of Vancouver, Wash., died in Vancouver. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Christian, Joey and Aaron; and brother Irvine. No services.

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Moana Beverly Aiwohi

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Nov. 24, 2012
Moana Beverly Aiwohi, 68, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian-studies teacher in the kupuna program at Aliamanu Elementary School, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Arthur III; sons Arthur “Skip” IV, Curtis, Shannon, Kirk and Cory; daughters Hauoli Rutledge and Haunani Tabocol; brothers Benjamin, Kenneth, Phillip and Ronald Pai, and Ralph “Bud” Albino; sisters Lokelani Reichert, Benadeen Paraiso, Raldeen Albino and Carolyn Kaupu; 32 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Onlince condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rosalina Ke-a Acierto

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Nov. 14, 2012
Rosalina Ke-a “Lala” Acierto, 75, of Wahiawa, a retired Yama-guchi Bus Service driver aide, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Derek, Guy and Rad; daughters Roberta Gennuso, Jo-Elizabeth Aspera, RoseAnn Beauchamp, Valerie Parker and Gay Linn Orbase; stepsons Phillip and Mark; sister Felicia Deliz; 32 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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