Archive for December 20th, 2012

Grace Michiko Yoshimoto

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Nov. 28, 2012
Grace Michiko Yoshimoto, 90, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Denis and Gary; daughter Royene Kahoopii; brothers Manabu and Oran Murakane; sisters Maude Chang, Kumiko Nakashima, Ikuko New, Machan Sako, Tetsu Harae, Amy Aoyagi and Karen Yamaoka; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Julieta Atienza Yanos

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Dec. 13, 2012
Julieta Atienza Yanos, 51, of Kahului, a housekeeper in the hotel industry, died at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Benny S.; daughters Junalyn and Janet Sagario, and Girlie Ramos; and four grandchildren. Night wake: 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4 at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at the mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Mitsuko Noda Wada

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Dec. 9, 2012
Mitsuko Noda Wada, 84, of Lihue, a Mahelona Hospital medical technician, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Warren; son David; daughters Joy Wakumoto and Janelle Wada; sisters Kiyoko Noda, Tsuyuko Verona and Namiko Patrick; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Saturday at Wailua Marina Restaurant.

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Lance Noboru Sakagawa

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Dec. 12, 2012
Lance Noboru Sakagawa, 49, of Honolulu, a self-employed systems analyst, died at his family home in Kaneohe. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by father Norman, mother Janet and sister Deanne. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Dec. 27 at Pali Golf Course, 45-050 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Dorothy Anita Reinhardt

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Dec. 14, 2012
Dorothy Anita Reinhardt, 88, of Waipahu, a retired registered nurse, died in Waipahu. She was born in Edwardsville, Ill. She is survived by son Donald, daughters Judith Nupen and Ellen Bridges, sisters Elaine Gerike and Carolyn Frank, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Washington state.

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Dean Wesley Ponggan

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Dec. 11, 2012
Dean Wesley Ponggan, 66, of Hilo, a retired HPM truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Mel J. and Malcolm Lehano, and Charles “BooBoo” Fenenbock; daughter Melanie Lehano; sisters Collen Weza and Deanna Kanuha; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Berean Bible Church, 420 Lama St. Services: 11 a.m. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Carol Ann Goodwin Payne

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Dec. 3, 2012
Carol Ann Goodwin Payne, 62, of Waipahu, a retired registered practical nurse at the state Department of Public Safety, Health Care Services Division, died in Ewa. She was born in El Dorado, Ark. She is survived by companion and caregiver Roger Ah Tou, son Rusty L., daughter Cori P. Gonzalez, parents Raul and Vera Torres, brothers Larry and Gary Goodwin, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Erla Kahakuilauokamoku Padilla

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Dec. 11, 2012
Erla Kahakuilauokamoku Padilla, 85, of Waimanalo, a musician, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Buster, daughters Erlette Richardson and Kehaulani Padilla, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Dr. Takeo Ogawa

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Dec. 17, 2012
Dr. Takeo Ogawa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired dentist and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gertrude N., sons Alan and Gary Nakatsuka, daughters Patrice Peacock and Marsha Powers, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Hubert Yukinaga Nakahara

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Dec. 13, 2012
Hubert Yukinaga Nakahara, 93, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Ronald and Sidney, and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. No gifts. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Terry Satsuki Milhaupt

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Nov. 21, 2012
Terry Satsuki Milhaupt, 53, of New York, an independent scholar on Japanese textiles, died in New York. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Curtis J., son Conrad, mother Grace Unemori and sisters Joyce Unemori and Karen Matsushima. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at the La‘a residence, 46 Puukani Place, Kailua. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii.

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Joseph Torres Mendez

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Dec. 15, 2012
Joseph Torres Mendez, 79, of Honolulu, a retired federal government firefighter and a Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Norie, sons Joseph and Gary, daughters Cheryl Nelson and Twyla Mendez, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 27 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 28 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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James Ho Young Kim

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Dec. 12, 2012
James Ho Young Kim, 79, of Waipahu, a retired factory manager at Honolulu Sake Brewery, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Kobe, Japan. He is survived by wife Young; daughters Gail Yuh, Sandy Naito, Susie Suen and Kelly Osedo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Inurnment at noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Hisashi Kanno

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Sept. 27, 2012
Hisashi Kanno, 97, of Henderson, Nev., a U.S. Geological Survey retiree, died at home. He was born in Kawailoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Momoko S., son Wayne H., daughter Pamela Hicklin, sister Fumiko Tanaka and a grandchild. Private services.

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Hatsuyo Kamiya

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Dec. 9, 2012
Hatsuyo Kamiya, 91, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Warren, daughters Rachael Tafua and Janice Yamakawa, brother Yasuo Taba, sister Shizue Tachikawa, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

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Curtis W. Hitzelberger

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Dec. 17, 2012
Curtis W. “Spot” Hitzelberger, 59, of Honolulu, a surfboard shaper, artist and musician, died in St. Francis Hospice, Honolulu. He was born in North Carolina. For service information, call Billy at 630-0644. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice at www.stfrancishawaii.org/mission/foundation/ways-to-give or Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter at ww2.surfrider.org/oahu.

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Kitti Ford-Scholz

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Dec. 6, 2012
Kitti 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Stephanie Lynn Clifton Cattell

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Dec. 13, 2012
Stephanie Lynn Clifton Cattell, 57, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by husband Donald; sons Dennis and Dalvin Meyer, and Douglas Kamae; daughter Jadelynn; brothers Jimmy and Sonny Clifton, and Randell Fikert; sisters Pamela Fikert, Rose Altimari and Tanya Clifton; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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William Bayogo Bernal

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Dec. 6, 2012
William Bayogo Bernal, 90, of Mililani, a retired bookkeeper with the federal government and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josephine; daughters Carol Merrick, Tina Hashida and Sharon Gabayan; brother Jesus Poscusa; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Romulo Andres Balbin

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Nov. 28, 2012
Romulo Andres Balbin, 68, of Lihue, a park caretaker for the Kauai Department of Parks and Recreation, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Luna, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife Bonnie; sons Rendell, Ronald and Romell; brothers Venancio and Manoling; sisters Rosalia Pagulayan and Pacita Villanueva; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Rosary: 7 p.m. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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THOMAS K. HIRAYAMA

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THOMAS K. HIRAYAMA Age 88, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away November 8, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 21, 1924 in Waialua, Hawaii. A retired supervisor of Waialua Sugar Company. An active member of Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission. He is survived by wife, June Hirayama; son, Melvin J. Hirayama; brothers, Hiroshi (Janet) Hirayama of CA, Ted (Joyce) Hirayama of CA, Isao (Lynne) Hirayama of CA; sister, Harriet Shimamoto of NV. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (December 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ELLEN HARUYE EGUCHI

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ELLEN HARUYE EGUCHI Age 87, of Waialua, passed away November 22, 2012 at Lorenzo Care Home. Born January 29, 1925 in Ewa, Hawaii. Wife of the late Kazuo Eguchi. She is survived by daughter, Karen Eguchi. Private services were held.


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