Archive for December 23rd, 2012

Raviland Ai

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Dec. 11, 2012
Raviland “Kaui” Ai, 76, of Wahiawa, a security guard at a private security company, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Joy, brothers Rudy and Vernon, and sisters Myra “Aileen” Peters and Violet “Aniani” Kalai. Private services.

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Michael M. Aki

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Dec. 17, 2012
Michael M. Aki, 55, of Lawai, Kauai, president and owner of Hawaii Partition Systems, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Pearl; sons Keola, Kainoa, Kaiwi and Kupono; daughters Moani, Mokihana, Maile, Melia, Mahealani, Momi and Makanani; brothers Raymond, Blaise, Matthew, Timothy and Kevin; sisters Maria Orr, Maureen Carvalho, Seana Aki, Veronica Lindo, Anne Park, Elizabeth Manning and Monica Nagahisa; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael’s Church, Koloa, Kauai. Mass: 11 a.m. Lunch to follow at Poipu Beach Park, big pavilion. Pupu welcome. Private burial.

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PAULA CARAANG BONILLA

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PAULA CARAANG BONILLA
86, of Honolulu, passed away on Nov. 22, 2012 at Straub Hospital. Born in #22 Catuging, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, PI. Survived by husband Jorge Barayuga Bonilla, son Charles (Anne) Bonilla, daughter Lily (Julian) Balmores; brothers Rosaoro, Cornelio, Roque, Andres, and Ardolfo Caraang; sisters Ignacia Domingo and Trinidad Abella; six grandchildren. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, service at 7:00 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at First Assembly of God (Red Hill), service at 11:00 a.m. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Dolores C. Callo

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Dec. 17, 2012
Dolores C. Callo, 85, of Wailuku, an HC&S retiree, died. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerry and James, daughters Jocelyn Moniz and Jo Gascon, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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MABEL CHIN OK CHANG

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MABEL CHIN OK CHANG Age 89, of Kalihi, passed away December 9, 2012. Born November 27, 1923, in Puna, Hawaii. Retired Pearl Harbor accountant. Survived by daughters Pamela Ishihara (Roy), Lorna Chang; brothers Raymond Woo, Robert Woo, Richard Woo; sister Alice Fitzsimmons; grandchildren Leanna Agcaoili, Andrew Agcaoili, Ryan Ishihara. Celebration of life at 10:30a.m., Friday, December 28, Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Aloha attire.

Maile Lourdes Domingo

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Dec. 5, 2012
Maile Lourdes Domingo, 80, of Pearl City, a retired C. Lloyd Johnson inventory clerk, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Arthur and Anthony, daughters Beryl Willis and Toni Park, sisters Leilani Agao and Inez Sitarek, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to American Breast Cancer Foundation. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Virginia Corpuz Duque

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Dec. 6, 2012
Virginia Corpuz “Jean” Duque, 61, of Lahaina, a Westin Maui room attendant, died. She was born in Gattaran, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Dominador; sons Don and Jave; daughters Cindy Lulu and Dana Duque; father Simeon Corpuz; brothers Manuel, Felix, Andres, Rolando and Rodrigo Corpuz; sisters Lilibeth Galanga and Lillian Licudan; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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KATHERINE E.A. GAISON “HEAVY ETTAY”

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KATHERINE E.A. GAISON HEAVY ETTAY Age 69, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 30, 2012 in Aiea. Born January 17, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by son, Lucio “Lucky” (Laura) Cabus III; daughters, Doreen Alimoot, Denise “Dee Dee” (Greg) Correia, Desiree Cabus; father, Aki Chow; brothers, Frank Meyers, August Meyers, Samuel Keoho, Christian Naki, Talino “Sonny” Gaison; sisters, Pauline Clayton, Gertrude “Betty” Fisher, Anna Rosa, Mary Montez, Davidine “Dallas” Williams, Georgette Meyers, Linda Chow, Malavina Cameron, Stephaine Chow, Suzette Chow, Esther Souza; 13 grand- children, 28 great-grand- children; 2 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (December 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.

Lysha Ann Freitas

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Dec. 6, 2012
Lysha Ann “Lee” Freitas, 58, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Sam Dudoit, sons Mark A. and Christopher M. “Chris,” daughter Amber R. Fernandes, sister Karen Kurlansky and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Hattie Pavao Kane Gushikuma

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Dec. 14, 2012
Hattie Pavao Kane Gushikuma, 89, of Honolulu, a former secretary for 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Hideo Hirata

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Nov. 30, 2012
Hideo Hirata, 90, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane H., sons Allan and Alvan, daughters Arlene Cuddeback and Ann Nakasato, and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Sawayoshi Iwata

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Nov. 15, 2012
Richard Sawayoshi Iwata, 86, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances T., sons Owen and Eric, brother Herbert, sisters Sumiye Kimura and Fujie Iwatani, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William Allen Kalani

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Dec. 18, 2012
William Allen Kalani, 69, of Wailuku, an employee of Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by hanai son Jon Prest; brothers Robert and Ronald Kalani and Richard D. Bayong Sr.; sisters Margaret M. Sato and Abbiegal L. Pali; and hanai sister Rochelle Tomaselli. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mary Ellen Russell Keenan

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Dec. 16, 2012
Mary Ellen “Marie” Russell Keenan, 79, of Honolulu, a primary school teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Boston. She is survived by sons Thomas, James and William Russell; daughter Elizabeth Hochberger; stepson Jay; stepdaughters Deirdre Shoffner, Terry Keenan and Grace Ingrim; brother Martin Coyle; sisters Elizabeth “Betty Ann” Nolan, Jeanne Ford, Claire Aston and Patricia Altieri; and six grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Church, Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Augustine Church.

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Mauga Lafaele Leo

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Nov. 29, 2012
Mauga Lafaele Leo, 44, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Tower Corp. security guard, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by daughters Atasema Sefo and Leaiseaiga Seiuli; brothers Sefo Sefo and Wally Kauone; and sisters Faga and Levao Sefo, and Lomiga Noa. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. today at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Francis Low

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FRANCIS LOW November 30, 2012 Francis “Sonny” Low, 78, of Ewa Beach passed away November 30, 2012. Born in Oahu Sugar Company Hospital on December 4, 1933 to Joseph and Isabel Low. Graduate of Kamehameha School for Boys, class of ’51. Retired Superintendant with the U.S. Postal Service and Air Force Veteran. Member of the Ewa Beach Jaycees, Ewa Beach Jaycees Mountain Ball League, Cofounder and 1965 President of the Puuloa Hawaiian Civic Club, Kuni Golf Club, Pearl City Elks Lodge 2669, Pearl City Elks Golf Club. He was a musician, fisherman and golfer. He is survived by wife Lanette “Chinky,” sons Anthony (Darlene), Timothy Sr. (Diana), Alika (Nevitte) Aaron (Nikki) Gomes; daughters Carla (Opetaia) Low Auelua Wanda Keala Anae-Onishi; 9 grandchildren; 9 great- grandchildren. Siblings: Joseph (Alice) Low, Rosemarie Morikawa, Robert Low, James (Janice) Low, Lianne (Tim) Flournoy. Numerous nieces, nephews cousins. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Mauka Chapel. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. Dinner to follow. Casual attire.

Aurora Victoria Anne Macphee

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Dec. 11, 2012
Aurora Victoria Anne Macphee, 56, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Kongs Trust trustee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by sons Michael Macphee, Gary Alcosiba III and Ronald Kong; daughter Chasity Alcosiba; and six grandchildren. No services.

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JOHN J. MAHONEY

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JOHN J. MAHONEY
John Joseph Mahoney, 59, died on Friday 23 November in Honolulu after a swiftly progressing illness. John was a professor emeritus and research scientist at the University of Hawaii, and a lover of the natural world. He is survived by his wife Nancy; his siblings Donna (Victor, MT), Marla (Stevensville, MT) and Thomas (Denver, CO) Mahoney, and their families; and his three WW II jeeps. John is greatly missed and respected by family, friends and colleagues around the world. Please find more information at www.soest. hawaii.edu

Crisogono Simeon Melchor

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Dec. 7, 2012
Crisogono Simeon Melchor, 92, of Omao, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Co. retiree, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Emilia; sons Constante and Tony; brothers Artemio, Anacleto, Ben, Manuel and Geronimo; sisters Crispina Gaoiran, Rosa Melchor and Florita Asuncion; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Rafael Church, Koloa, Kauai. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Sally Sadako Miyashiro

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Nov. 25, 2012
Sally Sadako Miyashiro, 87, of Pearl City, a federal government retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by son Steven K.; brother Harold Yonashiro; and sisters Emily Tamanaha, Edith Bise and Janet Okumura. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michael Morano

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Dec. 7, 2012
Michael Morano, 76, of Mililani, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Worcester, Mass. He is survived by wife Ann G., sons Jonathan J. and Anthony R., daughter Dana, brother Peter, sister Rose Quercio, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Colin Katsuji Murai

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Dec. 17, 2012
Colin Katsuji Murai, 67, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sisters Caroline Yoshida and Loretta Hamada. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Howard Muneo Murakami

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Dec. 14, 2012
Howard Muneo Murakami, 89, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Electric Co. general account administrator and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Shirley; daughter Colette “Coco” Griffis; brothers Robert, Hirotada and Melvin; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Steven Satoru Nishiyama

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Dec. 5, 2012
Steven Satoru Nishiyama, 70, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maria. Services: 2 p.m. today at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, Pali Highway. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. For information, call 772-1107.

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Dr. Takeo Ogawa

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DR. TAKEO OGAWA
87, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl City dentist, passed away on December 17, 2012. He was born in Honolulu on May 24, 1925. He was a member of the Hawaii Dental Association and Hawaii Dental Services, and an active Pearl Harbor Rotarian since 1956. He is survived by wife, Gertrude; daughters, Patrice (Jim) Peacock and Marsha Powers; sons, Alan (Cindy) Nakatsuka and Gary (Gaylyn) Nakatsuka, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy, and siblings, Seido, Henry, Mae and Lillian. Visitation at 10 a.m. with service to follow at 11 a.m. at Hosoi Mortuary on Wednesday, December 26. An Inurnment ceremony will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Friday, December 28 at 3pm.

Earl M. Onitsuka

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Nov. 1, 2012
Earl M. Onitsuka, 65, of Pearland, Texas, a computer technician, died in Pearland. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by mother Ethel M.; brother Clarence; and sisters Beatrice Okino, Deanna Sato and Faith Hoo. Private services.

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Mary Han Sook Park

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Dec. 14, 2012
Mary Han Sook Park, 86, of Mililani, a Liberty House retiree, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence and Wesley; daughters Sandra Pili, Sharon P. Wise, Shar Hardin and Pamela Anderson; brothers Paul Kim and Gilbert Lee; sisters Margaret Ko and Gretchel Wong; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Services: 1 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Manuel Pinheiro

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Dec. 18, 2012
Manuel Pinheiro, 68, of Puunene, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. chemical truck driver, died at home. He was born in Puunene. He is survived by wife Linda; son Manuel Jr.; daughters Lori Pavia, and Helene and Joscelyn Pinheiro; brother Joseph; sister Grace Fernandez; half brothers Julio and Daniel Torres; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Edward Kaonohi Pu

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Dec. 7, 2012
Edward Kaonohi Pu, 83, of Hana, Maui, a National Park Service ranger, died at home. He was born in Hana. He is survived by wife Beverly; son Vance; daughters Barbara Abeyta, Kanani Kahalehoe, Linda Wilson and Loretta Battles; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Church, Hana. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Puuiki Cemetery, Hana.

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Richard L. Radtke

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Aug. 7, 2012
Richard L. Radtke, 60, of Kaneohe, a marine biologist, died in South Bend, Ind. He was born in Knox, Ind. He is survived by wife Judith, son David and daughter Ocean. Services: 11 a.m. Dec. 30 at Seventh-day Adventist Diamond Head Church, 828 18th Ave., Honolulu. Phone: 737-1234. Casual attire.

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