Archive for December 9th, 2012

FRANCES NOBUKO SHINTANI

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FRANCES NOBUKO SHINTANI
Frances Nobuko Shintani, born February 19, 1925 in Honolulu, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu on November 20, 2012 at the age of 87. She was married to Robert Shinichi Shintani for 62 years and lived her life to the fullest. Retired from Ala Moana Gift Lode as a sales associate, she enjoyed providing the best possible home for her children and grandchildren. Frances was preceded in death by her brothers Kenneth (Sumiko) Ishii, Harry (Judy) Kido, Larry (Joyce) Kido; sisters Faith (Tokio) Fukumoto and Marie (Dale) Trenhaile. Frances is survived by her husband Robert Shintani, sons, Alan (Jennifer) Shintani, Stephen (Andrea) Shintani; daughters Celia Burke, Roberta Shintani and Karen (Edlin) Kam; sisters Sally Ueno and Ruth (Kenneth) Kasenberg; and blessed with 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. We loved her immensely and will miss her loving and feisty spirit. Visitation 3:00 PM and Celebration of Life service 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 16, 2012 Hosoi Mortuary. Casual Attire. No Flowers.

FLORENCE FUMIKO SATO

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FLORENCE FUMIKO SATO Age 90, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away November 21, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born September 2, 1922 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired from Swift & Company. She is survived by sons, Melvin (Sybil) Sato, Rodney Sato; daughters, Jo Ann Y. Sato, Shirley M. Saki; brothers, Thomas Shige Nakamatsu, Norbert Tadashi Nakamatsu; sisters, Charlotte Oshiro, Anna Oshiro; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (December 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MAGDALENA GALLARDO GANAPIN

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MAGDALENA GALLARDO GANAPIN Age 91, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 20, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 21, 1921 in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Former teacher at Waianae Intermediate School. She is survived by daughter, Rosemarie G. (Jesus D. Butay) Correa Herrell; sister, Marcela Gallardo Correa; 7 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (December 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Wednesday (December 12) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FLORENCE MASAKO ADACHI GOTO SUMILE

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FLORENCE MASAKO ADACHI GOTO SUMILE Age 85, of Lihue, Kauai formerly of Wahiawa, passed away November 25, 2012 in Lihue. Born August 14, 1927 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired as a telephone exchange operator with the Naval Communications Area Master Station, Eastpac. Also a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wahiawa. She is survived by sons, Michael (Deborah) Goto of Kauai, Elliott Goto, Tommy (Marcia) Sumile, David (Connie) Sumile; daughters, Larraine (Robert) Thompson of TN, Brenda (Henry) Pascual; brothers, George (Marilyn) Adachi, Franklin (Geraldine) Adachi of CA; 15 grand- children; 24 great-grand- children; 2 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (December 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RICHARD A. COONS

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RICHARD A. COONS
Richard A. Coons, 73, former Managing Partner of the Hawaii office of Deloitte & Touche LLP, passed away at Queens Medical Center on November 22, 2012. He suffered a heart attack in Vancouver, Canada en route to an annual fishing trip. He succumbed to his condition several months later. In 2008 the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants named him to its first Legacy Hall of Fame. He was appointed by the Chief Justice to four terms on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court. Most recently he served on the Screening Committee to assist in the selection process of Kamehameha Schools’ Board of Trustees. Richard Coons was born in Oklahoma, raised in Nebraska and California. He was a graduate of California State University at Long Beach. At age 28, he merged his Santa Rosa, California CPA practice with Touche Ross & Company becoming a relatively young partner in a “Big 8″ national CPA firm. While with Touche Ross he moved to Hawaii in 1974 to become the Managing Partner. The firm later became Deloitte & Touche LLP. He was a past president of Historic Hawai’i Foundation, a member of Rotary International, 200 Club, National Rifle Association, Aloha Shriners, Republican Party, Outrigger Canoe Club, and Waialae Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Marumoto-Coons, sons, Theodore L. Coons and Charles R. Coons, step-children Marshall T. Marumoto, Jay M. Marumoto, M.D., Wendy Suite, Megan T. Marumoto, M.D., one granddaughter and 7 step-grandchildren. Friends will remember him as honest, rather reserved, with a good sense of humor. He enjoyed horseback riding, tennis, sailing, and fishing. Services will be held at Waialae Baptist Church on Sat., Dec. 15. Visitation will commence at 3 pm with services at 4pm. Aloha attire. Private burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to HUGS or Waialae Baptist Church.

HENRY FUJIICHI SASAKI

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HENRY FUJIICHI SASAKI
Age 72, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 15, 2012 in Waipahu. Born May 30, 1940 in Waialua, Oahu. A retired shop supervisor at Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor. He is survived by wife, Cecelia “Chila” Sasaki; daughter, Kelly Fernandez; grandchildren, Kailey Fernandez, Austin Fernandez, Kayla Acasio; sisters, Mildred (John) Sakamoto, Thelma (Kenneth) Nozaki, Flora (Wally) Hayashi, Marjorie Hayakawa; nieces & nephews. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (December 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

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 Yim and Donna Lee Quon, sister Eva Hughes, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Alfred Basilio Viernes Sr.

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Dec. 1, 2012
Alfred Basilio Viernes Sr., 67, of Wahiawa, a retired limousine driver, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alfred Jr. and Toma Viernes, and Chivas Kiaaina; daughters Michelle Mitsui, Chelsea Shope and Christy Tigilau; brothers Joseph, Stanley Sr. and Andrew; sisters Evangeline Lono, Beatrice Milted, Helen Horde and Louisa Yamaguchi; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Valerie Victorino

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Dec. 4, 2012
Valerie Victorino, 61, of Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sisters Eileen Bascon and Cynthia Duarte. Private services.

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Patricia Tokuyo Uehara

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Nov. 28, 2012
Patricia Tokuyo Uehara, 93, of Honolulu died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by stepson George and stepdaughter Yoshiko Yano. Private services.

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Teresita Torres

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Nov. 29, 2012
Teresita “Tessie” Torres, 78, of Waimea, Hawaii, a housekeeper at Fairmont Orchid Hotel, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by son Joseph; daughter Regina; brothers Nick, Danilo, Edwin and Federico Jr.; sisters Hortencia Funtila and Morena Imelda; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa, Hawaii. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Maria C. Sahagun

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Nov. 16, 2012
Maria C. Sahagun, 93, of Kahului, a retired pantry person at Chez Paul restaurant, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son James, daughter Eleanor, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Entombment: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Gene Rickard

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Nov. 28, 2012
Gene “Buddy” Rickard, 81, of Honolulu, a retired medical contractor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Loretta, daughters Tanya Heibert and Kim Rickard, and six grandchildren. Services to be held in California.

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Marciano Teodoro Rafael

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Nov. 17, 2012
Marciano Teodoro “Manuel” Rafael, 81, of Honolulu, a Century Square janitor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Gattaran, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carlina; sons Edwin, Jerry, Efren, Marciano Jr. and Marvin; daughters Filomena and Wilma Rafael, and Agnes Pesdacor; sisters Paula Constantino, Felisciana Matias and Florentina Gervaciano; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Barbara Paris

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Dec. 1, 2012
Barbara “Barbie” Paris, 84, of Pearl City died in Ewa. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Robert L.; sons Jack, Tom and Donald Martinez; daughters Eileen Breedlove and Tanya McDugald; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dr. Young Ki Paik

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Nov. 9, 2012
Dr. Young Ki Paik, 81, of Hono-lulu, a retired St. Francis Medical Center physician and director of laboratories, died in Honolulu. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Beris M.; sons Michael, David and John Paik, and Sean Dennis; daughters Susan Paik and Julia Little; sister June Emerling; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Edna Y. Nishimura

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Oct. 31, 2012
Edna Y. Nishimura, 77, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died in California. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George, daughters Jan Brydle and Lyn Holub, brother Milton Yamauchi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Harold T. Nakasone

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Nov. 23, 2012
Harold T. Nakasone, 90, of Kahaluu died. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Ernest; daughters Linda Miyamoto, Diane Paoa and Miriam Koki; brother Herbert; sisters Cynthia Kobashikawa, Flora Signor and Ruth Arakawa; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Milton Kazuo Motonaga

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Nov. 11, 2012
Milton Kazuo Motonaga, 61, of Waipahu died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Douglas and Paul, and sisters June Herrera and Ruby Motonaga. Private services.

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Lawrence Palmer Mosher

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Dec. 5, 2012
Lawrence Palmer Mosher, 81, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Air National Guard pilot, personal security guard for Gov. George Ariyoshi and an Air Force and Army veteran, died in Pohai Malama Hospice Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred; sons Scott and Dale; daughter Pamela Kau; stepsons Hutch, Patrick and Curtis Palmer; brother Fred; sister Barbara Blank; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Kapa Kaniela Moke Jr.

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Nov. 30, 2012
Kapa Kaniela Moke Jr., 3, of Hanapepe, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by father Kapa; mother Puna Duarte-Perreira; and grandparents Daniel “Papa Daniel” and Lisa Moke, Tanya Duarte, and Tommy Perreira. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, Koloa, Kauai. Burial to follow at Koloa public cemetery.

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Cirila Pascua Mamuad

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Nov. 27, 2012
Cirila Pascua “Apo Cilala” Mamuad, 87, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. field laborer, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Juanito and Ricardo; daughter Rowena Mamuad-Fernandez; hanai son John Pasalo; sisters Mila Mamuad, Dallie Alejo, Lumin Damo and Concing Agtagma; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Carmen Alvarez Malabon

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Nov. 29, 2012
Carmen Alvarez Malabon, 90, of Kahului died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Amabo; son Michael; daughters Karen Schrimshire, Sharlene Walker, Carmalita Heintz and Marcia Wilson; brother Emelio Alvarez; sister Betty Roman; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Paia Holy Rosary Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Kawika Makoko Maka Jr.

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Nov. 25, 2012
Kawika Makoko Maka Jr., infant son of Kawika and Monica of Waianae, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sister Grace, grandparents Bonnie Maka and Janet Mason, and great-grandparents Thomas and Beverly Mason. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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Fumiyuki Kiyota

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Dec. 7, 2012
Fumiyuki Kiyota, 93, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Parker Ranch water pump operator, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Sadako, son Rodney, daughter Lillian Hamada, brother Moriyuki, sisters Betsy Nakamasu and Geraldine Nakamitsu, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Thomas M. Kitayama

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Nov. 22, 2012
Thomas M. Kitayama, 88, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. Private services.

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Juanita Kalua Keawemauhili

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Nov. 27, 2012
Juanita Kalua Keawemauhili, 85, of Honolulu, a Waimano Home licensed practical nurse, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Larna Weber-Keawemauhili, sister Hannah Tacub, three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward, 622 N. Judd St. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Yong Kam

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Nov. 24, 2012
Yong Kam, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired preservationist mechanic at Pearl Harbor, a tuberose farmer for Kam’s Flowers and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Mitchell; daughter Jeannie Yoshida; brothers Howard, George and Kenneth; sisters Ann Chang and Helen Ho; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Fusako Holeyfield

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Nov. 26, 2012
Fusako “Candy” Holeyfield, 80, of Kailua, a Liberty House and Macy’s employee, died at home. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Glen; son John; daughter Robyn Winters; sisters Kiyoko, Kazuko, Yasuko and Kimiko; and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Kailua Methodist Church. Services to follow. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Yukiko Hirashima

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Dec. 2, 2012
Yukiko Hirashima, 96, of Kula, Maui, a carnation grower on the slopes of Haleakala Crater, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Honokowai, Maui. She is survived by son John; daughters Yvonne Petro, Robin Visser and Lynn Hirashima; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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