Archive for December, 2012

James Ho Young Kim

Posted On December 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 12, 2012
James Ho Young Kim, 79, of Waipahu, a retired factory manager at Honolulu Sake Brewery, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Kobe, Japan. He is survived by wife Young; daughters Gail Yuh, Sandy Naito, Susie Suen and Kelly Osedo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Inurnment at noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Takao Kimura

Posted On December 10th, 2012 -

Nov. 20, 2012
Takao Kimura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired federal customs agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Heeia. He is survived by sons Clifford T. and Kyle T., daughter Liane K. Briggs, sisters Sue Tomasu and Helen Akamine, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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FREDERICK “FRED” SATORU KIMURA

Posted On December 16th, 2012 -

FREDERICK FRED SATORU KIMURA Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 10, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born May 24, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the First Baptist Church of Wahiawa. Retired from the Civil Service as Chief of the U.S. Army Communications System Agency. Also retired as a lieutenant colonel with the Hawaii Air National Guard. He is survived by spouse, Masako Kimura; sons, Ken Kimura, Steve (Cris) Kimura; sister, Nancy Harada; 4 grand- children. Private services were held.

Frederick Satoru Kimura

Posted On December 17th, 2012 -

Nov. 10, 2012
Frederick Satoru “Fred”Kimura, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired civil service chief of the U.S. Army Communications Systems Agency and a Hawaii Air National Guard lieutenant colonel, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Masako, sons Ken and Steve, sister Nancy Harada and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Samuel Yutaka Kimura

Posted On December 24th, 2012 -

Dec. 8, 2012
Samuel “Sonny” Yutaka Kimura, 85, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Parker Ranch operations coordinator and purchasing agent and an Army veteran of World War II, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by daughters Elsa Kimura, Natlee Oshiro, Faye Deal and Teri Chong; brothers Thomas and Charlie; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Davies Chapel, Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Lions Club services: 9:45 a.m. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Aileen Miyoko Kishaba

Posted On December 6th, 2012 -

Nov. 27, 2012
Aileen Miyoko Kishaba, 65, of Honolulu, a retired international business development consultant and director at the U.S. Small Business Administration, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Beverly Ann Teramoto, Cynthia Nishimura and Ethel Ogane. Private services.

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YAYOE “HILDA” KITASHIMA

Posted On December 4th, 2012 -

YAYOE HILDA KITASHIMA Age 94, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away November 4, 2012 in Aiea. Born April 7, 1918 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the Aiea Hongwanji Fujin-Kai. Former member of the Aiea Lani Gateball. A retired cafeteria worker at the Pearl Harbor Elementary School. She is survived by spouse, Shigeru Kitashima; son, Wayne S. (Donna) Kitashima; daughter, Joyce S. (Clifford) Asato; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

YAYOE “HILDA” KITASHIMA

Posted On December 5th, 2012 -

YAYOE HILDA KITASHIMA Age 94, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away November 4, 2012 in Aiea. Born April 7, 1918 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the Aiea Hongwanji Fujin-Kai. Former member of the Aiea Lani Gateball. A retired cafeteria worker at the Pearl Harbor Elementary School. She is survived by spouse, Shigeru Kitashima; son, Wayne S. (Donna) Kitashima; daughter, Joyce S. (Clifford) Asato; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

Yayoe Kitashima

Posted On December 5th, 2012 -

Nov. 4, 2012
Yayoe “Hilda” Kitashima, 94, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Elementary School cafeteria worker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Shigeru, son Wayne S., daughter Joyce S. Asato, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Thomas M. Kitayama

Posted On December 9th, 2012 -

Nov. 22, 2012
Thomas M. Kitayama, 88, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. Private services.

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Fumiyuki Kiyota

Posted On December 9th, 2012 -

Dec. 7, 2012
Fumiyuki Kiyota, 93, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Parker Ranch water pump operator, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Sadako, son Rodney, daughter Lillian Hamada, brother Moriyuki, sisters Betsy Nakamasu and Geraldine Nakamitsu, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Leonard Kling

Posted On December 30th, 2012 -

Dec. 17, 2012
Leonard Kling, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Army sergeant major, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Antonita De Vera-Kling; stepsons Kevin De Vera and Marshal De Vera Jr.; stepdaughters Marsha Nelson, Diane Ferreira, Angie Tunoa and Jenna Horton; numerous grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren. Services at a later date.

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KAZUTO KODAMA

Posted On December 12th, 2012 -

KAZUTO KODAMA Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away November 27, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born August 21, 1921 in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife, Jane H. Kodama; sons, Calvin K. (Florence) Kodama, Wayne T. Kodama; brothers, Kaoru (Kazuko) Kodama, Robert Kodama (Mari), Richard (Sueko) Kodama; sister, Lois Murakami; 3 grandchildren. Private services were held.

Kazuto Kodama

Posted On December 12th, 2012 -

Nov. 27, 2012
Kazuto Kodama, 91, of Hono;lulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jane H.; sons Calvin K. and Wayne T.; brothers Kaoru, Robert and Richard; sister Lois Murakami; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Thomas H. Kokubun

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 26, 2012
Thomas H. Kokubun, 80, of Wahiawa, a law enforcement officer with the Naval Base Police Department and a Navy veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Arlene P.; sons Norman H. and Daniel N.; daughter Lorna L.A. James; brothers Edward and Walter; and 13 grandchildren. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Benjamin Sai Kau Kong

Posted On December 7th, 2012 -

Nov. 23, 2012
Benjamin Sai Kau “Benny” Kong, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired electrician and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He survived by sons Clode and Wendell, brothers Albert and Robert, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Charles Kalei Kuhaulua

Posted On December 30th, 2012 -

Dec. 9, 2012
Charles Kalei Kuhaulua, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, a heavy-equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging Co. and Rojac Trucking Co., died at home. He was born in Ulupalakua, Maui. He is survived by wife Geranium; sons Irving, Charleston, Grifford “Kamoa,” Ivan and William-Charles; daughters Cecily “Lehua” Poouahi and Geranium “Sweetheart” Kuhaulua; brother Robin Transfiguracion; sister Wanda Transfiguracion; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Grace Izutsu Kumabe

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Nov. 12, 2012
Grace Izutsu Kumabe, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Army & Air Force Exchange Service accounting supervisor, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dennis L. and Russell P., brothers Setsuo and Satoru Izutsu, and sisters Jane Nakabayashi, Thelma Akau and Satsuki Izutsu. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Doris Fukue Kumashiro

Posted On December 10th, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
Doris Fukue Kumashiro, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kalani High School custodian, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary, Bernarr and Marvin; brother James Narahara; sisters Mary Fukumoto and Esther Baba; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ernest Tamotsu Kurohara

Posted On December 7th, 2012 -

Nov. 8, 2012
Ernest Tamotsu Kurohara, 78, of Hilo, proprietor of the former Kurohara’s clothing store in Hilo and a marketing consultant, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Martha; sons Dr. Kevin, Darren, Randall and David; brother Dr. Samuel; sisters Amy Hashimoto, Helen Kanda and Alice Fujimoto; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Elaine Hisano Kurokawa

Posted On December 6th, 2012 -

Nov. 26, 2012
Elaine Hisano Kurokawa, 92, of Waimea, Hawaii, died at her daughter’s home in Kawaihae, Hawaii. She was born in Wailea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Reginald; daughters Geraldine Kraynek, Jacqueline Probst, Nadine Demaree and Lisa Jones; brother Jack Tagawa; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Yoshi Kyhos

Posted On December 26th, 2012 -

Dec. 14, 2012
Yoshi Kyhos, 79, of Davis, Calif., died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald; daughters Alice Belenis, and Jill and Gayle Kyhos; brothers Masao and Kazumi Tamekuni; sisters Sachie Fujii, Hanae Okumura, Sumie Makino and Rosemary Goto; and eight grandchildren. Services to be held in Sacramento, Calif.

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Yoshie Kyhos

Posted On December 27th, 2012 -

Dec. 14, 2012
Yoshie Kyhos, 79, of Davis, Calif., died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald; daughters Alice Belenis, and Jill and Gayle Kyhos; brothers Masao and Kazumi Tamekuni; sisters Sachie Fujii, Hanae Okumura, Sumie Makino and Rosemary Goto; and eight grandchildren. Services to be held in Sacramento, Calif. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Edward Lindsey Lake

Posted On December 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 20, 2012
Edward Lindsey “Eddie” Lake, 77, of Kailua-Kona, a prep cook, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Peter and sister Louneille Limahai. Private services.

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Mariano Sonny Lampitoc

Posted On December 11th, 2012 -

Nov. 28, 2012
Mariano Sonny Lampitoc, 81, of Waimea, Kauai, a cook at Job Corps Hawaii and Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by son James; daughters Brenda Lampitoc and Barbara Hicks; brother Melvin Soriano; sisters Josephine Alvarez, Diana Sasan, Lolita Toves, Rosalina Agni and Arsenia Schroeder; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Dorothy Anna Landgraf

Posted On December 29th, 2012 -

Dec. 23, 2012
Dorothy Anna Landgraf, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired real estate broker, died in Pohai Nani Nursing Home. She was born in California. She is survived by son Henry H. Hart, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yun Lau

Posted On December 15th, 2012 -

Nov. 29, 2012
Yun Lau, 97, of Honolulu, a retired warehouseman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Zhongshan, China. He is survived by son Jerry, stepson Albert Chun, stepdaughter Regina Ting, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Haulani Leal

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

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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VAOIVA ANNIE LEALAI

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

VAOIVA ANNIE LEALAI Age 46, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 7, 2012 in Aiea. Born August 15, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by companion, Christopher; sons, Hawaii Jordan Lealai, Jr., Robert James Jack Cliff Le Beau, Jr., Elia Michael Nusi Keepseagle Le Beau, Dakota Faatoaga Keepseagle Le Beau, Thomas Poiva Faafouina, Mu’un Marmar; daughter, Christyann Leelukan, Mealelei Marmar; brother, Elia (Sherie) Leiu; sisters, Lulu (George) Hicks, Leilua La Croix; parents, Suevale & Mealelei Leiu. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (December 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Vaoiva Annie Lealai

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 7, 2012
Vaoiva AnnieLealai, 46, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Christopher; sons Hawaii J. Lealai Jr., Robert J.J.C. Jr., Elia M.N.K. and Dakota F.K. Le Beau, and Thomas P.F.M. Marmar; daughter Christyann L.M. Marmar; brother Elia Leiu; sisters Lulu Hicks and Leilua La Croix; and parents Suevale and Mealelei Lutu. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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