Archive for December 22nd, 2012

Muguette K. Biver Rovansek

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MUGUETTE K. BIVER ROVANSEK Age 90, of Sun Lakes, Arizona passed away on December 15, 2012. Funeral services will be held at H.M. Patterson and Son Canton Hill on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM, interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Park. She is survived by her son, Joseph S. Rovansek, Jr. of Fairfax, VA; daughters, Mary Katherine Rovansek of Kailua, HI, Margaret Suzanne Mallory of Lewiston, ID; 9 grand- children and 7 great- grand- children; sister,Lucette Biver Witty of Newport News, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Rovansek, Sr ,her son, Raymond Joseph Rovansek and younger sister, Yolanda Biver Miller. Muguette was a native of Phoebus, Virginia and an avid golfer, world traveler and loyal military wife. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Hospice of the valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. H.M. Patterson and Son Canton Hill Chapel is serving the family, 770-977-9485

Terry Satsuki Milhaupt

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

TERRY SATSUKI MILHAUPT
Was born to Thomas and Grace Unemori in Kailua, Hawaii on May 15, 1959. She died in New York City on November 21, 2012. Terry attended Kailua High School and the University of Hawaii. She studied at Sophia University in Tokyo under a Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship, where she met her husband, Curtis J. Milhaupt. Terry received a Masters Degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis. One of the world’s leading experts on Japanese textiles, she staged museum exhibitions, lectured widely, and conducted research on Asian art and textile collections around the world. She was due to begin a position as Associate Curator of Asian Textiles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which plans to stage an exhibition based on her forthcoming book on Japanese Kimono (Reaktion Press). Terry was first and foremost a loving wife and mother, active in New York baseball leagues and school functions with her beloved son, Conrad. She touched countless lives with her spirit of optimism, generosity and compassion. Terry is survived by Curtis J. Milhaupt, her husband of 27 years, and son Conrad, both of New York City, mother Grace Unemori, sisters Joyce Unemori and Karen (Harris) Matsushima, nephew and niece Reid and Gail Matsushima, all of Oahu, brother-in-law John Milhaupt, sister-in-law Kris (Dave) Frost, and nephew and nieces Michael and Nicole Milhaupt and Sarah and Rachel Frost, all of Wisconsin. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 28 at 6:00pm at the home of Kelly and Patrick La’a, 46 Puukani Place, Kailua, Oahu. Donations can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii in her memory.

SALLY SADAKO MIYASHIRO

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

SALLY SADAKO MIYASHIRO Age 87, Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away November 25, 2012 in Pearl City. Born January 10, 1925 in Pearl City, Hawaii. Sally was retired from the Federal Government and was a member of the Pearl City Community Church. She is survived by son, Steve K. Miyashiro; son-in-law, Don Tokumori; sisters, Emily Tamanaha, Edith Bise, Janet Okumura; brother, Harold Yonashiro. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (December 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

HIDEO HIRATA

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HIDEO HIRATA Age 90, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 30, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 16, 1922 in Paauilo, Hawaii. He was a veteran for the United States Army. He is survived by wife, Jane Hisae Hirata; sons, Allan Hirata, Alvan (Jennifer) Hirata; daughters, Arlene (Randall) Cuddeback, Ann (Steve) Nakasato; 5 grandchildren. Private services were held.

Mitsuru Dick Yoda

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Dec. 3, 2012
Mitsuru Dick Yoda, 86, of Honolulu, retired president of Hawaiian Host Candies and a retired partner and certified public accountant of Coopers & Lybrand, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Peggy; son Stephen; daughters Colette Garibaldi and Colleen Liu; brother Kiyoshi; sisters Frances Yoda, Mildred Ariyoshi, Ruth Nagaoka and Annette Yoda; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Ave. Eulogy: 12:15 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Thomas K. Yanagihara

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Dec. 8, 2012
Thomas K. Yanagihara, 92, of Honolulu, retired owner of THW Construction Components Inc., died in Honolulu. He also was an Army veteran who served in World War II and an Air Force Reserve veteran. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Geraldine, sons Arick B. and David A., daughter Toni A. Takahashi, sister Lillian M. Ting and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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John Kiyoshi Yanagihara

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Dec. 2, 2012
John Kiyoshi Yanagihara, 79, of Honolulu, a machine operator, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Paul K.; daughters Sandra A.M. Agas, Carol M. Shimizu, Cyd T. Edwards and Loreen S. Oamilda; brother Harold; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Dr. Tetsui Watanabe

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Dec. 18, 2012
Dr. Tetsui Watanabe, 98, of Honolulu, a retired radiologist at the Medical Arts Building, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sapporo, Japan. He is survived by sons Ken, Brent and Roger; daughters Carolyn Adler and Kathryn Tyler; brothers Saburo and Douglas “Dan”; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.

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Robert Dale Trenary

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Dec. 17, 2012
Robert Dale Trenary, 71, of Waimea, Hawaii, a teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by son Mark, mother Margaret, brother Bruce and sisters Leslie Fugett and Dona Jenkins. Private services.

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Aki Sato

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Nov. 28, 2012
Aki Sato, 84, of Aiea, a retired Mail-Well printer, died at home. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Stanley K. Private services.

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Anne Bradbury Sage

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Nov. 12, 2012
Anne Bradbury Sage, 69, of Kailua, a bereavement educator, grief support group facilitator and funeral director, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by daughters Cherie, Milika’a and Liz; mother Evelyn; brother Bill; sister Comfort; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Kalama Beach Club, 280 N. Kalaheo Ave. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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John Gilbert Rivera

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Nov. 24, 2012
John Gilbert Rivera, 75, of Makakilo, a Fleet Services Hickam Air Force Base civil service retiree and National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Theresa Bowers-Rivera; sons John Jr., Glenn, Patrick and Joshua; daughters Lisa Lawson and Donna Rivera; brothers Mike and James; hanai sister Vivian Algarin; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lewis T. Leong

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Dec. 16, 2012
Lewis T. Leong, 86, of Honolulu, a vault custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Burma. He is survived by wife Ruby, sons Sonny and Winston, brothers Judson and Wilson, sisters Janet Ng and Margret Teoh, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Yuk Fut Temple, 3348 Mooheau Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Tom Eikichi Henna

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Nov. 23, 2012
Tom Eikichi Henna, 89, of Los Angeles, a retired Holmes and Narver Inc. field material supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sister Bernice Salvador. Private services.

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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 Rosa, 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. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

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James M. Ewing

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Dec. 17, 2012
James M. Ewing, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii and Ohana Pacific Bank executive bank credit officer and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Sarah, son Sherrard, daughter Caroline E. Walker and a grandchild. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Rotary International.

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Bessie Lee Chong

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Nov. 29, 2012
Bessie Lee Chong, 85, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of Party Center, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Lisa Chong and Karen Chong Tokumoto, brother Harold Lee, sister Evelyn Lee and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew’s Priory Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Doris Fung Chock

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Dec. 9, 2012
Doris Fung Chock, 88, of Honolulu, a retired city clerk, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Rodger, Brian and Gary; daughter Melody; and two grandchildren. Private burial.

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Naomi Brailsford

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Dec. 13, 2012
Naomi Brailsford, 61, of Waianae, a retired General Dynamics Telecommunications contract worker and Navy retiree, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Cleryton, S.C. She is survived by son Cory, mother Alma, brother Alex Mason, sister Gert and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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