Archive for December 9th, 2012

Arlette Moana Lahela Rittmeister Adams

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Nov. 10, 2012
Arlette Moana Lahela Rittmeister Adams, 76, of Honolulu, a telecommunications operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Kimberlay Lee Soon, and Dietrick and Frederick Adams; daughter BJ Hokoana; brother William Rittmeister; sister Peaches Cullen; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Loretta Tamiko Kawakami Amoy

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Nov. 18, 2012
Loretta Tamiko Kawakami Amoy, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired Army supply clerk and a former Army sergeant, died in Pohai Nani Good Samaritan Retirement Community. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Nelson Kawakami. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Stanley W. Anderson

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Dec. 5, 2012
Stanley W. “Stan the man” Anderson, 88, of Lahaina, a retired real estate broker, died at home. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is survived by son Mark, daughter Leilani Rodrique and four grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Shark Pit, Lahaina. Reception to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Francisca Butac Antonio

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Nov. 29, 2012
Francisca Butac Antonio, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Nuuanu Hale Nursing. She was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Marino B. and Eddie B.; daughters Catalina A. Echipare, Encarnita A. Esteban, Charlie A. Ranada and Tessie A. Esperanza; 20 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tyson Kenji Kekuaokalani Butts

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Dec. 4. 2012
Tyson Kenji Kekuaokalani Butts, 28, of Honomu, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Marvin “Skippa” and Wendy; brother Quinton; sister Ciara; companion Tyson Quebral; and grandparents Suzette Leite, and Ralph and Norma Uchima. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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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.

Eleanor Coop

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Nov. 17, 2012
Eleanor “Miss Ellie” Coop, 82, of Honolulu, a retired medical insurance sales representative, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Douglas J., brother Douglas Goeas and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Kozue Cox

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Nov. 19, 2012
Kozue “Rima” Cox, 77, of Kailua, a retired psychiatric social worker, died. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Sam, sons Casey and Randy, brother Masahiro, sisters Kazue and Yoko, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thelma Keanoaloha Jones Edwards

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Nov. 13, 2012
Thelma Keanoaloha Jones Edwards, 86, of Kailua, a state Department of Education substitute teacher, died at home. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Robert B. Jr., daughters Isabella “Noelani” Spencer and Daphne K. Ho’okano, hanai son Momoe Toomata, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Maria Leticia Escamilla

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Nov. 29, 2012
Maria Leticia Escamilla, 47, of Wailuku, a homemaker and former basic forelady at Maui Pine, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Dallas. She is survived by companion Simone C. Polak; mother Maria D.L.A.G. Rangel; and sisters Guillermina E. and Hilda G. Garcia, and Luz E.G. Rangel. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Harriet Noriko Fukumoto

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Nov. 6, 2012
Harriet Noriko Fukumoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Foodland Super Market meat wrapper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard T., sons Wayne H. and Glenn T. Fujieki, daughter Gayle S. Thomas, brother Ko Kamano, sister Patsy Mau and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Helen Macadangdang Galiza

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Dec. 2, 2012
Helen Macadangdang Galiza, 43, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Walmart Lihue sales associate, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Willie; mother Damiana Macadangdang; brothers Rolando and Emmanuel Macadangdang, and Federico Macadangdang Jr.; and sisters Lerma and Lilliebeth Dela Cruz, Edna Georghiades, and Priscilla Soriano. Visitation: 8 a.m. Dec. 20 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines.

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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.

Mitchell Gordon

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Nov. 28, 2012
Mitchell Gordon, 86, of Lahaina, a retired Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent, editorial writer and Los Angeles bureau chief, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Carol, son Joshua, daughter Shauna Kisicki, stepson Rick McCutcheon, stepdaughter Brenda McCutcheon, two grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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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 wife Martha; son Corey; 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. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Charles Tsutomu Hayashi

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Nov. 15, 2012
Charles Tsutomu “Charlie” Hayashi, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired electrician and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fumiko “Elsie,” daughters Sharon Lamberti and Deborah “Debbie” MacArthur, brother Stanley, sister Doris Miyashita, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Taani Vakautakakala Hiliau

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Dec. 1, 2012
Taani Vakautakakala Hiliau, 26, of Kahului, a construction industry laborer, died on Lanai. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother Mele Faka’iloatu’u, brother Heneli Taufahema, and sisters Folingi Hiliau and Malie-He-Fakafoou Tatafu. Visitation: 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 17 at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. All-night vigil to follow at the mortuary until 9 a.m. Dec. 18. Burial: 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.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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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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Virginio Correa Aguiar Jr.

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Nov. 26, 2012
Virginio Correa “Gene” Aguiar Jr., 70, of Ninole, Hawaii, owner of American Pacific Inc.-International, Agee Inc. and A&A Trucking, died in Portland, Ore. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Phyllis; sons Shawn and Kevin; daughters Linnea and Andrea Aguiar, and Aletia Brown; sister Miriam; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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