Archive for January, 2013

STEPHEN REID JEFFERIES

Posted On January 31st, 2013 -

STEPHEN REID JEFFERIES
Stephen Reid Jefferies lost his long battle with cancer on January 17, 2013. He is survived by his parents, John and Charmian Jefferies, his sister and brother-in-law Helen and Johnny Dearmore, his brother and sister-in-law Trevor and Shirley Jefferies, his devoted and adoring nephews Alex, Charlie, Nicholas, Ian and David, and his wife Margaret. Stephen was born in Sydney, Australia in 1952. When he was 11 his family moved to Hawaii, where he attended Punahou School. After graduation, he moved to the mainland, where he had many adventures traveling around in his old VW van and acquiring skills that he greatly enjoyed applying in later life. Enrolling in a few technical classes at Portland CC started him on a path which led to a degree from Portland State and then, in 1984, a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a career that he absolutely loved. Steve returned to his beloved Hawaii in 1987 and became one of the first employees of Makai Ocean Engineering in Waimanalo. His patented software for laying communications and other cables underwater was a major contributor to the growth of the company. Steve was a renaissance man – engineer, scientist, mathematician, philosopher, politician, musician, craftsman, inventor, activist – but at heart, he was a genuine, caring human being. He will be sadly missed by all he touched with his warmth and kindness, and who loved him in return for his simple goodness. The last few years of his life were very difficult, but he bore them with dignity and strength, and with his characteristic good humor and thoughtfulness for others. May he rest in peace in Heaven with his beloved daughter, Angela, and his little sister, Gabrielle. Goodbye, dearest son and brother.

REV. CECIL MARIANO

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REV. CECIL MARIANO Age 88, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 12, 2013 in Aiea. Born January 28, 1924 in Tondo, Manila, Philippines. A church planter for Bible Baptist in Asia, Middle East & Philippines. He is survived by wife, Hope Mariano; daughters, Mercy Mariano, Mishael (Scott Carlson) Mariano, Myrtle (Todd) Huff; 2 grandchildren; brothers, Isagani Mariano, Lanlin Mariano, Sinukuan Mariano; sister, Ordette Urduja. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 2) at Mililani Baptist Church (94-293 Anania Dr., Mililani); Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 9:00 a.m. Monday (Feb. 4) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Ellen Lacerdo

Posted On January 31st, 2013 -

ELLEN LACERDO
Passed away one year ago today, January 31, 2012. She was 87 years old. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 6, 1924. Graduated Leilehua High School, Summa Cum Laude, Class of 1942. She also graduated from Ohio State University 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy worked as a physical therapist for Queen’s Hospital. Married in 1948. She had 6 children. 1972-1982 worked as an Educational Assistant at Leilehua High School. Ellen leaves behind her husband Norman, daughters Kathy (Bina), Patty (Mike) Ikeda, Lani (Wes) Murphy and Pris . Sons Jeffrey (Ella) and Paul. Eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren. A loving and giving person who was always there for her family and friends. Ellen has gone to be with her mother, Silla, father, Chung Whan Kim, sister Pearl and brothers Thomas and George. LOVE YOU MOM

Rikiko Downing

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Jan. 19, 2013
Rikiko Downing, 89, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Karafuto, Hokkaido, Japan. She is survived by son George E., daughter Susan R. Olegario and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Denny Clarence Eckenrode

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Jan. 11, 2013
Denny Clarence Eckenrode, 93, of Honolulu, a Federal Home Loan Bank savings and loan examiner, died in Kahala Nui. He was born in Chambersburg, Pa. He is survived by wife Jane, four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward, 4847 Kilauea Ave. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Henry Kaalekahi Gaspar

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Jan. 17, 2013
Henry Kaalekahi “Makule” Gaspar, 74, of Waipahu, an Allied Construction Co. carpenter foreman, died in Honolulu. He was born in South Kona. He is survived by wife Lily-Ann; son Henry Jr.; daughters Janice Galeon, Wendy Avilla, Anna Whitfield, Lindy and Sharon Gaspar, and Karen Papas; stepson Maurey Nip; stepdaughters Maurinn Kahawaii, Mauriann Au and Maurynda Salis; hanai brother Joseph Grace; hanai sister Barbara Grace; 34 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaii­funeralservices.com.

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Elroy J. Gomes

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July 17, 2012
Elroy J. Gomes, 83, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines captain, died in Henderson. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marsha Anderson; sons David and Mike; daughters Leslie, Lori and Leigh; stepdaughters Misha and Erin; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kurt Ingram

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Jan. 3, 2013
Kurt Ingram, 46, of Kekaha, Kauai, died in California. He was born in California. He is survived by daughters Madison and Kaitlyn Ingram, and Kyla Christine; mother Wanda; brother Cottrell; and sister Mia Gaines-Alt. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Cemetery.

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Kevin Y. Katamoto

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Jan. 19, 2013
Kevin Y. Katamoto, 53, of Hono­lulu, a Honolulu Police Department lieutenant, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Peggy, parents Masaru and Chieko, brothers Kenneth and Curtis, and sister Joe Ellen Nurding. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Priscilla Kelley

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Jan. 27, 2013
Priscilla Kelley, 69, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Stephen Joseph Kona

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Jan. 21, 2013
Stephen Joseph Kona, 63, of Ewa Beach, a custodian, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Renee C.; son Eric; daughters Desiree and Stephanie Kona, Rita Chow Hoy, Carlene Parra and Brandy De Leon-Kona; brother Matthew; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Bernardo Pascua Layugan

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Dec. 29, 2012
Bernardo Pascua “Bernan” Layugan, 92, of Wahiawa, a retired Dole Co. supervisor, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Rodrigo M. Sr., Neilbert M.P. and Jonathan M.; daughter Celerina Adriance; brother Cancio; sister Jacinta Pizarro; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Marvin K. Makiya

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Jan. 16, 2013
Marvin K. Makiya, 65, of Kane­ohe, a Honolulu Police Department retiree, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Phillip, daughter Tiffany and sister Sharon Rahn. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Paul Tadashi Muramoto

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Jan. 14, 2013
Paul Tadashi Muramoto, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center director of purchasing and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Irene A.; son Mark H.; brothers Daniel and Joseph; and sisters Jean Kikuchi, Gail Hashimoto and Fay Muramoto. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Edna Yaeko Muraoka

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Jan. 9, 2013
Edna Yaeko Muraoka, 92, of Aiea, a real estate agent and department store saleswoman, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by son Michael; daughter Merle Kishida; brothers Herbert, James and Richard Nakamura; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Fumi Murasame

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Jan. 25, 2013
Fumi Murasame, 40, of Hono­lulu, a Shirokiya Inc. cook, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Junichiro and mother Toshiko Iwaoka. Services to be held in Japan.

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Masao Oda

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Jan. 8, 2013
Masao “Masa” Oda, 82, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masae; a son; a daughter; and brothers Hisao, Stuart and Sean. Private services.

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Fusako Okita

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Jan. 21, 2013
Fusako Okita, 103, of Hono­lulu, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Kai Assisted Living. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Josephine Peters

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Jan. 24, 2013
Josephine Peters, 93, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Andrew Jr. and Jim; daughters Ramona Alexander, Barbara McDaniel, Karen and Cindy Peters, Susan Pascal, Priscilla Gray, Mary Kay Carvalho, Brenda Harris, Kathy Knoche and Veronica Goforth; sister Genevieve AhSing; 36 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Waimea. Eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Mass to follow. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.

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Ernestine Faye Punilei

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Jan. 24, 2013
Ernestine Faye Punilei, 65, of Honolulu, a school bus driver and taxi dispatcher, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by hanai son Alden Machado, hanai daughter Karen Noji, brother Ernest Fontes and sister Alexandria Machado. Services pending.

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Mie Saito

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Jan. 9, 2013
Mie Saito, 91, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired Sure Save Super Market assistant manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Sandra Murdoch, Merle Saito-Millico and June and Leatrice Saito; brothers Walter and Tatsumi Omori; and sister Emi Sakagawa. Private services.

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Dorothy Leong Wong

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Jan. 21, 2013
Dorothy Leong Wong, 90, of Honolulu, a Serta Mattress Co. administrative assistant, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ambrose, daughters Andrea Todd and Avis Takamatsu, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 9:15 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Antone Gomez Youn

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Dec. 9, 2012
Antone Gomez Youn, 93, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of Tony’s Health Food Store and Tony’s TV Sales and Service, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by sisters Dolores Keliikipi, Mary Kerr and Therese Y. Almeida. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Bo Jun Young

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Jan. 20, 2013
Bo Jun Young, 82, of Hawaii, a waitress, died at home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Arthur, Bertram, Glenn and Edmund; daughter Nora Worsham; brother Patrick Lau; sisters Helen Lee and Diana Wong; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert F. Young

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Jan. 28, 2013
Robert F. Young, also known as Bob Young, 93, of Hono­lulu, formerly of Yonkers, N.Y., an Army veteran who served in World War II and an employee at Pacific Bell in San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and Seattle, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in Vandalia, Ill. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. No services.

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Sharon-Mae Takako Yadao

Posted On January 30th, 2013 -

Jan. 14, 2013
Sharon-Mae Takako “Kookie” Yadao, 52, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Freddie Jr.; sons Kimo and Rico; daughters Kawailani Soares and Mahealani and Savena Yadao; brothers Guy Doria and Laurens and Eddie Pieters; and sisters Patricia Soares, Debora Dennis, Leida Quidella and Nettie Pieters. Private services.

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Kum Ok Song

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Jan. 25, 2013
Kum Ok Song, 79, of Honolulu, a pottery maker, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Kwang Ju, Korea. She is survived by sons Byong Dong Choi and Thomas Yong In Song; daughter Mee Ja S. Berndt; brothers Bong Ju No and Paul B.Y. No; sisters Kum Sun Kim, Kum Soon Santos and Kum Ja Lee; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Shizuko Shimabuku

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Jan. 8, 2013
Shizuko Shimabuku, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Urasoe, Japan. She is survived by son Kenneth, daughter Sueanne Metz and a grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Isaac Faaili Tago Roe

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Jan. 23, 2013
Isaac Faaili Tago “Butch” Roe, 48, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret A.; son Isaac F.T. Jr.; father Faaili T.; mother Esther T.M.; sisters Becks Kakatin, and Terrylynn and Kuulei Kalahiki; and grandparent Isaac Kaopuiki. Services to be held at a later date.

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Henry K. Preece

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Nov. 4, 2012
Henry K. Preece, 83, of Waialua, a retired city refuse department crew leader and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Alberta; son Shannon; daughters Francine Kanae, Marilyn Kealoha and Alvina Adams; sister Alma Kalilikane; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church, 66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Alii Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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