Archive for December 21st, 2012

John Daniel Utley

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Dec. 13, 2012
John Daniel Utley, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Army master sergeant who served in the Vietnam War, a Purple Heart recipient, Chaminade University professor and Bobby Benson Center program director, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Laramie, Wyo. He is survived by daughter Tara Arriola; mother Ada; brother Tom Jr.; sisters Diana Colbert, Ada Terrell, Jacque Dupree, Lilly Saucier and Rose Vance; and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples.

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Wesley Masayuki Tanaka

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Dec. 13, 2012
Wesley Masayuki Tanaka, 58, of Honolulu, a D/K Restaurants human resources department employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Masumi. Private services.

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Seiichi Takara

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Dec. 6, 2012
Seiichi Takara, 85, of Pearl City, a retired plumbing foreman at Au’s Plumbing and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Ethel C., son Duane S., daughters Tammy K. Naone and Paula M. Murakami, brothers Masao and Thomas, sister Sue Furukawa and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michael K. Seely

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Sept. 13, 2012
Michael K. Seely, 76, of Lanikai, a teacher and poet, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua House. He was born in Denver. He is survived by son Joseph M.L.; daughters Michelle S. Lang, Nancy Theofrastous, Jennifer S. Hamburg and Tessah M. Schoenrock; brother Anthony; and five grandchildren. Services, paddle out and reception: 10 a.m. Dec. 29 at Lanikai Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Ventura College Michael K. Seely Memorial Scholarship, 805-654-6400, ext. 3152.

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Thomas Richard Sayles

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Dec. 16, 2012
Thomas Richard Sayles, 73, of Wailuku died. He was born in Pasadena, Calif. He is survived by sons Dano and Greg, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church, Paia, Maui. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Aileen Jean Oshiro

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Dec. 12, 2012
Aileen Jean Oshiro, 71, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Sanford K., son Kevin K. Christian, daughters Melanie Ching and Kim Costales, brothers Paul K. and Thomas Rivera, sister Barbara Cummings, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. today at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial at a later date at the church cemetery.

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Roy Sadao Miyata

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Oct. 28, 2012
Roy Sadao Miyata, 70, of Waipahu, a retired Coastal Construction foreman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jon; daughter Michelle; brothers Bobby, Mike and Danny; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hawayo Mikami

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Dec. 14, 2012
Hawayo Mikami, 94, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. retiree, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George “Bugs” and Norman, daughters Margaret Peeler and Elizabeth Root, sister Miyuki Nakamoto, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow at Homelani Crematory. Casual attire.

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Daisy F. Matsuura

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Dec. 7, 2012
Daisy F. Matsuura, 94, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by daughters Jane Sameshima and Kathleen Chun, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Albert Seiki Matsushima

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Dec. 10, 2012
Albert Seiki Matsushima, 89, of Honolulu, former owner of Wilder Chevron Service and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ann and Gail, brother Paul S. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Sue Ying Mew Lee

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Dec. 13, 2012
Sue Ying Mew Lee, 96, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died. She was born in Guangzhou, China. She is survived by son Jack. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Haulani Leal

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Dec. 15, 2012
Haulani Leal, 72, of Hilo, a horticulturist, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters RosaLei and Roselani Quinting, mother Rose Swegler, brothers Mark Swegler and Morton Leal, sisters Delle Nadler and Moana Luka, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Marie Kekahuna

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Dec. 1, 2012
Marie Kekahuna, 71, of Largo, Fla., died. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by husband Thomas L.; son Kapalena; daughters Mokihana, Kanani and Malia; and 10 grandchildren. Services held in Florida. Donations suggested to Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater, Fla., at www.thehospice.org.

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Denise Kawaiopuna Kanahele

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Dec. 14, 2012
Denise Kawaiopuna Kanahele, 43, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Walter, Tyler and Timothy; daughters Terry Pacheco, Shalea Kanahele and Kaylee Leffingwell; sisters Rose Palakiko and Betty Lou “Kuuleimomi” Kanahele; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Hattie Gushikuma

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Dec. 14, 2012
Hattie Gushikuma, 89, of Kapolei, a former secretary at Pan American World Airways, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Shad and Hanz Kane, hanai daughter Keala K. Au, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Carey Patricia Grana

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Dec. 18, 2012
Carey Patricia Grana, 40, of Kailua, an educator in Hawaii, Japan, Maryland, Virginia and California, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Tampa, Fla. She is survived by husband Brian T., sons Jacob T. and Lucas A., father Gary Lindholtz and sister Joellen Lindholtz. Services: 2 p.m. today at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Chapel. Bright, cheerful and aloha crisp attire.

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Katherine E.A. Gaison

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Nov. 30, 2012
Katherine E.A. “Heavy Ettay” Gaison, 69, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lucio “Lucky” Cabus III; daughters Doreen Alimoot, Denise “Dee Dee” Correia and Desiree Cabus; father Aki Chow; brothers Frank and August Meyers, Samuel Keoho, Christian Naki, and Talino “Sonny” Gaison; sisters Pauline Clayton, Gertrude “Betty” Fisher, Anna Rose, Mary Montez, Davidine “Dallas” Williams, Georgette Meyers, Linda, Stephaine and Suzette Chow, Malavina Cameron, and Esther Souza; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Mabel W.F. Wat Chang

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Dec. 5, 2012
Mabel W.F. Wat Chang, 88, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Karen Liu, Cheryl Shimabukuro and Wanette Tanaka; brother Herman Wat; sisters Florence Lum and Roberta Fong; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Dale Reynolds Brabenec

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Dec. 1, 2012
Dale Reynolds Brabenec, 72, of Wahiawa, a Navy retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Betty W.; sons John “Pinky,” Radliegh “Chuck” and Darren Rivera; and brother Yaro Hospodarsky. Private services.

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Paula Caraang Bonilla

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Nov. 22, 2012
Paula Caraang Bonilla, 86, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jorge B.; son Charles; daughter Lily Balmores; brothers Roque, Andres and Ardolfo Caraang; sisters Ignacia Domingo and Trinidad Abella; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29 at First Assembly of God, Red Hill. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Emil Guillermo Arreola

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Dec. 5, 2012
Emil Guillermo Arreola, 54, of Honolulu, a draftsman and printer at Dana Sales, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Edrei J., daughter Amber L., father Victor, brothers Vimoel and Viclouis, and sisters Melva Manzano and Melody Cadiente. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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LT. COL. JAMES CHARLES MCGRATH, USAF RET

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LT. COL. JAMES CHARLES MCGRATH,
USAF RET Of Honolulu, passed away at the age of 83 on 12/1/2012. He was a decorated Air Force pilot who served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Upon retirement he became a broker for Mike McCormack Realtors. He grew up in Malden Massachusetts and graduated from Boston College. He is survived by loving wife, Dolores; daughter Diane; sons Donald (Elaine), Daniel, David (Kari), Richard, Dennis (Jim) and Douglas; brother Francis McGrath; sister Eileen Terrio; 6 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. Besides his parents, James is predeceased by brothers Joseph and George McGrath. Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. at the Arlington National Memorial Cemetery.

GRACE MICHIKO YOSHIMOTO

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GRACE MICHIKO YOSHIMOTO Age 90, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 28, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 1, 1922 in Kapulena, Big Island. She is survived by sons, Denis Yoshimoto, Gary Yoshimoto; daughter, Royene (Daniel) Kahoopii; brothers, Manabu Murakane, Oran Murakane; sisters, Maude Chang, Kumiko Nakashima, Ikuko New, Machan Sako, Tetsu Harae, Amy Aoyagi, Karen Yamaoka; 4 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren. Private Services were held.


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