Archive for December 15th, 2012

Mae Sim Young

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Nov. 11, 2012
Mae Sim Young, 83, of Honolulu, a dental assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by daughters Debra Goo and Caryn Nowak. Services held.

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George Shoji Yamamoto

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Nov. 26, 2012
George Shoji Yamamoto, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Kawasaki Teitoku investment banker, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ben M., daughters Carol K. Yamamoto and Ann K. Kushiyama, and three grandchildren. No monetary offerings.

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Aiko Nakamura Thomas

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Dec. 6, 2012
Aiko Nakamura Thomas, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired secretary for a Japanese toy company, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by stepdaughters Patricia A. Hayes, Kathryn I. Thomas and Judith E. Dodson; and brother Kazuo Nakamura. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Viet Thanh Thi Thai

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Dec. 10, 2012
Viet Thanh Thi Thai, 45, of Pearl City died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by parents Huong Pham and Tao Thai; brothers Nhut, Son, Hung, Phat, Loc and Chau; and sisters Nhan, Ngan, Ngoc, Nga and Bao. Private services.

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Lilia Juan Tamayo

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Nov. 24, 2012
Lilia Juan “Lily” Tamayo, 62, of Waipahu, a Shiro’s Ewa Beach general manager, died in Waipahu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brothers Alfredo Jr. and Rudy. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Program: 10:30 a.m. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James Naomitsu Tajima

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Nov. 29, 2012
James Naomitsu Tajima, 83, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Audrey T., daughters Janice R. Bart and Barbara M. Tajima, brothers Naosue and Naoyuki, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Teruo Tabata

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Nov. 12, 2012
Teruo Tabata, 84, of Aiea, a retired director of factory operations for American Factors and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Marilyn T.; sons Lyle M. and Curtis T.; daughter Allyn Y.; brothers Katsutoshi, Seichi, Shogo and Takashi; sisters Nobuko Abe, Hideko Kurihara and Shirley Ponomareff; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 29 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

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Feleti Sua

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Nov. 19, 2012
Feleti Sua, 79, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born on Swains Island. He is survived by wife Apiseka F. Su’a; sons Feleti Jr., Anthony and Joe Kima Su’a; daughters Masina Kauha, Cindy Isnec and Ruth Salausa; brothers Wallace, Aneti, Keneti and Ben Pedro; sisters Millie Tyrell, Siniva Lopez and Ruth Brown; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Laura Mitsuko Sakae

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Nov. 27, 2012
Laura Mitsuko Sakae, 88, of Waipahu, a retired head custodian, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence M. and Ronald S. Ikari Sr., daughters Beverly H. Baker and Karen K.S. Awa, 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Edna M. Rosa

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Dec. 9, 2012
Edna M. Rosa, 100, of Waipahu, a retired secretary, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister May Matsunaga. Private services.

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Florence H. Rodrigues

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Dec. 8, 2012
Florence H. Rodrigues, 88, of Honolulu, a Malia International production manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughter Charlotte P. Luhiau, brother Billy Y. Higa, sister Nancy Cho and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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Martin Quiocho Pineda

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Nov. 21, 2012
Martin Quiocho “Chris” Pineda, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughter Kathleen and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Allan Pennington

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Dec. 4, 2012
Robert Allan Pennington, 87, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a retired United Airlines airline mechanic and tech service supervisor, died at home. He was born in Kansas. He is survived by wife Aiko; daughter Deanna; stepsons Harold, Charles, James and John Harris; stepdaughters Cherie Carter and Annette Brown; sister Doris Lorenz; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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Jay B. Patterson

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Dec. 5, 2012
Jay B. Patterson, 6, of Kekaha, Kauai, formerly of Kailua-Kona, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by son Jay B. Jr.; daughters Misty M. Pali, Jaylin J. Grace and Gloria Jean Long-Patterson; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private cremation. Services at a later date. Condolences may be sent to 108 Hoomalu Place, Hilo, HI 96720.

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Stanley Taiho Park

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Dec. 5, 2012
Stanley Taiho Park, 66, of Honolulu, a banker and a Hawaii National Guardsman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Virginia; daughter Stefanie; brothers Ed and Wayne; sisters Sylvia Miyashiro, Charlotte Chow and Lorna Park; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers.

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Adele Lehuanani Brown Ornelles

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Dec. 6, 2012
Adele Lehuanani Brown “Peewee” Ornelles, 51, of Honolulu, an insurance company customer service representative, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John, sons Marcus K. and Matthew K., brothers Gardner A. and Paul K. Brown, and sisters Tanna M. “Keola” Pestana, Louise E.K. Snyder and Christianna N. Brown. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Yukiko Ohara

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Nov. 9, 2012
Yukiko Ohara, 93, of Mililani, a retired assistant minister, died in a private care home. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kenjyo; son Harlan; daughters Jasmine Morrison and Nadine Ohara; brothers Hiroshi, Haruo, Isao and Mitsugi Aruga; sister Chieko Fujimoto; caregiver Cherry Quibol; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Richard Ichiro Nakamura

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Dec. 2, 2012
Richard Ichiro Nakamura, 91, of Hilo, an automotive sales employee, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Greg K. and Russ S.; sisters Sadako Toyama, Itsue Yamasaki and Alice Char; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Edith Kameko Matsuura

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Nov. 14, 2012
Edith Kameko Matsuura, 94, of Honolulu, a retired clothing manufacturer’s seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by brother Noburu “Charlie” Yonamine. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Ruth Chizuko Matsumoto

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Nov. 22, 2012
Ruth Chizuko Matsumoto, 104, of Honolulu, a retired sales employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kapaia, Kauai. She is survived by sons Edward and Kenneth, daughters Barbara Furukawa and Gertrude Sato, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jack Marpel

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Dec. 2, 2012
Jack Marpel, 88, of Honolulu, a retired air traffic controller and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wisconsin. He is survived by son Edward; daughters Suzanne Soares, Sharlene Kim and Jayne Roberson; brother Jerome; sister Virginia Lyshek; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life pending.

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Yun Lau

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Nov. 29, 2012
Yun Lau, 97, of Honolulu, a retired warehouseman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Zhongshan, China. He is survived by son Jerry, stepson Albert Chun, stepdaughter Regina Ting, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Grace Izutsu Kumabe

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Nov. 12, 2012
Grace Izutsu Kumabe, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Army & Air Force Exchange Service accounting supervisor, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dennis L. and Russell P., brothers Setsuo and Satoru Izutsu, and sisters Jane Nakabayashi, Thelma Akau and Satsuki Izutsu. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Violet Tatsuko Kamisugi

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Nov. 26, 2012
Violet Tatsuko Kamisugi, 87, of Pearl City, a retired AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. secretary, died at home. She was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Mitsuo, daughter Gail M. Kansako and brothers Isami and Haruo Sumida. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Melvilyn Huapala Kaimimoku

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Dec. 7, 2012
Melvilyn Huapala Kaimimoku, 62, of Waianae, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Marche, Marquise and Marco “Misty”; daughters Marcel “Rachel,” Marcilina “Noe” and Chandis Wilkins; brothers Daniel, Nathaniel and Joel Kekahuna; sisters Alida “Tita” Kauihana and Minerva “Sweetie” Davis; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Soka Gakkai International, 2729 Pali Highway. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eugene Wilson Hewitt

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Nov. 24, 2012
Eugene Wilson Hewitt, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a retired federal government electrician and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Odon, Ind. He is survived by son William, daughter Karen Thornton, brother Roy, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No services.

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Catherine D. Embree Harris

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Dec. 1, 2012
Catherine D. Embree Harris, 93, of Honolulu, a teacher, administrator, historian and author, died in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons Robert B., David L. and McLaren L.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. No services.

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Lena Gomes

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Dec. 10, 2012
Lena Gomes, 95, of Makaha, a homemaker, died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband John Sr., sons Ronald M. and John Jr., sister Marjorie Duncan, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kitt Ford-Scholz

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Dec. 6, 2012
Kitt Ford-Scholz, 77, of Kaneohe, a businesswoman, died at home. She was born in Salmon, Idaho. She is survived by son Garry McGonigle, daughters Darlene Medaris and Diane Toevs, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services. Private inurnment. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.

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Jennifer Ululani Enos

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Dec. 6, 2012
Jennifer Ululani Enos, 65, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a homemaker and Kona Lagoon Hotel bartender, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband William J. Pruitt; son Jason; brothers Mervyn, Thomas, Wilfred, Adrian and Samson Ahtou, and Bennett, Jesse Jr., Norman and Alexander Enos; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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