Archive for December 23rd, 2012

Walter Moolaulani Young

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Dec. 14, 2012
Walter Moolaulani Young, 81, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telephone retiree and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cecilia P., son Rowen N., daughter Pomai Lau, brother Donald Yap and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneral- services.com.

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Rodney Burl Yarberry

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Dec. 14, 2012
Rodney Burl Yarberry, 92, of Hilo, a retired superintendent of Hawaii public schools, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Colorado. He is survived by sons Duston, Christopher and Matthew; daughters Sara J. and Megan; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. No services.

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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. Private services. No flowers. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

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William Yamaguchi

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Dec. 20, 2012
William “Tets” Yamaguchi, 76, of Wailuku, a retired Beneficial Finance office manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lydia, son David J., daughters Casey A. and Teri A., and sister Kay Hedani. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Encarnacion Bareng Viernes

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Dec. 12, 2012
Encarnacion Bareng Viernes, 89, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Jones, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sons Virgilio and Freddie; daughters Cresencia Borromeo, Lolita Raquipo, Gloria Ocbana, Teresita Julian, Josie Bianes, Virgie Vinluin, Fenita La-Bictoria and Chita Recaido; 52 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at the park cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lorraine Tsumako Takiyama Tsuneda

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Sept. 24, 2012
Lorraine Tsumako Takiyama Tsuneda, 86, of Honolulu, a First Hawaiian Bank retiree, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Kanji, sons Glen and Milton, daughter Jenny and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Paul H. Tanouye

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Dec. 10, 2012
Paul H. Tanouye, 56, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Raenette, parents Gary and Margaret, brother Mark and sister Mary K. Motoda. Private services.

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Gary Tung Ming Soong

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Nov. 25, 2012
Gary Tung Ming Soong, 67, of Honolulu, self-employed, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Halford and Rodney. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Alethea A.K. Akau Cabral Silva

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Oct. 28, 2012
Alethea “Ale” A.K. Akau Cabral Silva, 70, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kaneohe, a retired waitress at Flamingo’s Kaneohe, Tiki Tops and Hungry Lion, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kawaihae, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Vincent “Peewee”; sons Paul and Dan Cabral, and Keola Silva; daughters Ruby Koch, Laura Rodrigues, Athena Kaluhiwa and Jamie Silva; brother Solomon Akau; sisters Diane Hillen and Lei Gomes; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at Parkway Recreation Center, 45-396 Mokulele Drive, Kaneohe. Graveside services and burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Patsy Tomie Shimizu

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Dec. 18, 2012
Patsy Tomie Shimizu, 86, of Honolulu, a pension consultant and retiree from the Plumbers and Mechanical Contractors Association, Local 675, administrative and trust fund offices, died. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Diane Y., brother Kaoru Uyeda and sister Leatrice M. Taketa. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Kou Sakuma

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Dec. 14, 2012
Kou “Helen” Sakuma, 89, of Makawao, Maui, a bakery store clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Masanobu and daughters Hazel Okamoto and Lynne Sierra. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Mutsuko Reed

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Dec. 13, 2012
Mutsuko Reed, 80, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Karen, brother Syunji Tokito, sister Misao Noguchi, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Benjamin Hiroshi Kawakami Sr.

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Dec. 14, 2012
Benjamin Hiroshi “Ben” Kawakami Sr., 69, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired painting contractor and owner of B. Kawakami Painting, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gloria “Gloreen”; sons Thomas “Tom,” Benjamin “Ben” Jr., Dion and Bentley; sisters Annabelle Okazaki and Nancy Sato; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Community Church, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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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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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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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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