Archive for December, 2012

Abner Lepen Nunes

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Nov. 26, 2012
Abner Lepen Nunes, 60, of Ewa Beach, a city landscaper, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ranceford K.; daughters Marshalynn, Raynette and Charde; brothers Bulla Lepen, Domingo Jr., Randall and George Rio, Richard Murton, Charles Newman, Franklin Borling, Pete James, and Richard Garcia; sisters Marjorie Bixby, Martha Kamaka, Madeline Agualo, Susan Jeremiah, Anita Seal and Esther Pila; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Thomas S. Nakashige

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Nov. 6, 2012
Thomas S. Nakashige, 87, of Honolulu, a retired park caretaker for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Marion R. Lopes

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 11, 2012
Marion R. Lopes, 73, of Wailuku, a retired Kamaole Beach Club office manager, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Clarence L., daughters Charlene Peacock and Karen Tanaka, sisters Catherine Lopes and Lorraine Perreira, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymort-uaries.com.

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Abraham Kawaakoa III

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Nov. 29, 2012
Abraham Kawaakoa III, 52, of Wailuku, a cleaning industry laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Robin E. Vierra; son Llewellyn Vierra Jr.; daughters Diana and Shayna Vierra, and Christina Ramos; brothers Gary and Samuel; sisters Deborah Naleieha, Lynn Piimauna, Trudiann Kuailani and Pamela Nakooka; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Family Fellowship (Old Rose of Sharon Church), 420 N. Wakea Ave., Kahului. Refreshments to follow. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes to be held at a later date at River Mount, Pakukalo, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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David Hanohano Kalohi Jr.

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 11, 2012
David Hanohano Kalohi Jr., 59, of Waimanalo, a retired city equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Marcus Starkey, and David III and Kaulana Kalohi; daughters Rhonda Manufekai, Desiree Hee, Robin Kama and Lahela Arroyo; brothers Baldwin “Blue” Makua, Jacob and Wendell Kekumu, and Joseph “Sepa” Napoleon; sisters Leilani Nasau, Eva Malaki and Kuulei Ruiz; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes and celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Aloha attire and surf shorts. Flowers welcome.

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Miliana Jible

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 4, 2012
Miliana Jible, 49, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Ebon, Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Jible Labija; sons Andanny Jible and Tarry Limkadre; daughters Maun Uraia, and Diana and Hosina Jible; mother Anban Libokmeto; brothers Milton, Hunson, Josea, Menajet and Gary Libokmeto; sisters Nosie Minor, Luis Erakrik, Cathlina Debrum and Malan Limkadre; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation at noon Thursday at King’s Chapel, 5740 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Mae Sayoko Ida

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 9, 2012
Mae Sayoko Ida, 79, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired Hawaiian Tel business representative, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jerome, Damon and Dean Furukawa; brother Gilbert Takaoka; sisters Elaine Chong and Dolly Jane Nomura; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Chiyono Ichikawa

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 6, 2012
Chiyono Ichikawa, 92, of Haiku, Maui, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Dennis, sisters Masaye “Vivian” Saikami and Namie “Eleanor” Masuda, brothers Mitsuro “Kam” and Minoru “Pancho” Owara, and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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David Hong Sr.

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 4, 2012
David Hong Sr., 71, of Wailuku, a Maui Police Department retiree, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Robin; sons Kawika Hong, Adam van Alderwerelt, David Hong Jr. and Cory Kapahulehua; daughters Elizabeth Rosa, Harolynn and Ronie Hong, and Su-Lang Sarver; sisters Carol Nakaahiki, Kamela Bailey, Conny Cardoza and Toda Paaga; and 16 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary.

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Frieda Masae Honda

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 4, 2012
Frieda Masae Honda, 69, of Honolulu, a retired secretary with the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Horace H., son Chris, daughter Jennifer Hartman, brother Roy Okimoto, sister Judy Nakamura and four grand- children. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Taani Vakautakakala Hiliau

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 1, 2012
Taani Vakautakakala Hiliau, 26, of Kahului died on Lanai. He was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 4 to 10 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. All-night vigil to follow until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Updated information for an obituary published Dec. 9.

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Carl Alexander Heoulumanawaokalani Hanohano

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
Carl Alexander Heoulumanawaokalani Hanohano, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways ramp manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Carlette Luka and Carlene Bautista; sisters Maude Nakila, Esther Lum and Stella Judd; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Clarence Masao Fujitani

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 4, 2012
Clarence Masao Fujitani, 81, of Wailuku, a retiree from Maui County Office of Human Concerns, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Constance T., sons Jay and Riki, brothers Donald and Herbert, sister Katsue Shishido and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shirley Juliette Fernandez

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 2, 2012
Shirley Juliette Fernandez, 77, of Las Vegas, a sales associate, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Douglas W., daughters Celeste M. Fernandez and Deborah A. Fernandez Fiori, brother Richard “Dickie” Heartherly, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jopelo Theophilo Ermitano

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 5, 2012
Jopelo Theophilo Ermitano, 91, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment operator, former maintenance worker at the former Hilo Medical Group and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Keith and Glennon; daughters Claudia Pine, Jo-Nell “Gigi” Palacio, Gaile Prugh, Pam Kahakua and Sharon Fontes; hanai daughter Alicia Rodriguez; 27 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Michael John Daraban Jr.

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 4, 2012
Michael John Daraban Jr., 38, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He is survived by daughter Briell Daraban-McEnroe, mother Charlene, brothers Chris and Matthew, and sisters Malia Daraban and Maurica Daniel. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11:30 am. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Gary Louis Collins Sr.

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
Gary Louis Collins Sr., 60, of Waianae, a retiree from Public Work Center, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, died in Waianae. He was born in Newellton, La. He is survived by wife Evelyn K. “Lei,” sons Dennis Kauwe Jr. and Gary Collins Jr., daughters Eva “Kapela” Eli and Linda Jury, sister Linda Gard and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kupono Josias Ching

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Nov. 20, 2012
Kupono Josias Ching, infant son of Jonathan and Joanne of Pearl City, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Shayden and Kahiau; and grandparents Loretta Ching, William and Yolanda Congdon, and Fred and Mei Okamura. Private services.

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Francis N. Cambra

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 7, 2012
Francis N. Cambra, 87, of Kailua, a retired aircraft maintenance supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army private first class who served in World War II, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Mildred Amaral-Cambra; daughters Francine Russell-Grimes, Wendy Cambra and Tammie Apt; sister Terry Kibbie; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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James Kaneikawaiula Akana

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Dec. 4, 2012
James Kaneikawaiula Akana, 83, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation employee and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence; sons James. T., Albert and Donald; daughter Irene Kobayashi; sisters Rosemarie Spencer, Judy Nakamura and Josephine Miller; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Melchor Baltazar Agustin

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
Melchor Baltazar Agustin, 67, of Ewa Beach died in the Philippines. He was born in Malacin, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda J.; daughters Carmelita Oria, Lorelee Padilla, Rowena Agarpao and Geraldine Valencia; brother Aurelio Ancheta; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Mae Sim Young

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Nov. 11, 2012
Mae Sim Young, 83, of Honolulu, a dental assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by daughters Debra Goo and Caryn Nowak. Services held.

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George Shoji Yamamoto

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Nov. 26, 2012
George Shoji Yamamoto, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Kawasaki Teitoku investment banker, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ben M., daughters Carol K. Yamamoto and Ann K. Kushiyama, and three grandchildren. No monetary offerings.

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Aiko Nakamura Thomas

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Dec. 6, 2012
Aiko Nakamura Thomas, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired secretary for a Japanese toy company, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by stepdaughters Patricia A. Hayes, Kathryn I. Thomas and Judith E. Dodson; and brother Kazuo Nakamura. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Viet Thanh Thi Thai

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Dec. 10, 2012
Viet Thanh Thi Thai, 45, of Pearl City died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by parents Huong Pham and Tao Thai; brothers Nhut, Son, Hung, Phat, Loc and Chau; and sisters Nhan, Ngan, Ngoc, Nga and Bao. Private services.

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Lilia Juan Tamayo

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
Lilia Juan “Lily” Tamayo, 62, of Waipahu, a Shiro’s Ewa Beach general manager, died in Waipahu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brothers Alfredo Jr. and Rudy. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Program: 10:30 a.m. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James Naomitsu Tajima

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Nov. 29, 2012
James Naomitsu Tajima, 83, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Audrey T., daughters Janice R. Bart and Barbara M. Tajima, brothers Naosue and Naoyuki, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Teruo Tabata

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Nov. 12, 2012
Teruo Tabata, 84, of Aiea, a retired director of factory operations for American Factors and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Marilyn T.; sons Lyle M. and Curtis T.; daughter Allyn Y.; brothers Katsutoshi, Seichi, Shogo and Takashi; sisters Nobuko Abe, Hideko Kurihara and Shirley Ponomareff; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 29 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

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Feleti Sua

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Nov. 19, 2012
Feleti Sua, 79, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born on Swains Island. He is survived by wife Apiseka F. Su’a; sons Feleti Jr., Anthony and Joe Kima Su’a; daughters Masina Kauha, Cindy Isnec and Ruth Salausa; brothers Wallace, Aneti, Keneti and Ben Pedro; sisters Millie Tyrell, Siniva Lopez and Ruth Brown; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Laura Mitsuko Sakae

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Nov. 27, 2012
Laura Mitsuko Sakae, 88, of Waipahu, a retired head custodian, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence M. and Ronald S. Ikari Sr., daughters Beverly H. Baker and Karen K.S. Awa, 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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