Archive for January 5th, 2013

Zhuo Bo Wu

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Dec. 31, 2012
Zhuo Bo Wu, 70, of Honolulu, a chef, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Huan Nu, sons Sheyang and Brian, daughter Mandy Leung and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Chae Hi Smith

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Dec. 30, 2012
Chae Hi Smith, 77, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Mililani. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by son Paul E., daughters Patricia M. Smith and Betty A. Foster, father Hwa Wook Kim, mother Ok Hee Kim, brother Chae K. Kim, sister Soon H. Kim and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Schofield Cemetery, Lyman Gate. Aloha or casual attire; bright colors.

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Blossom Kaala Bell Saffery

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Dec. 25, 2012
Blossom Kaala Bell Saffery, 87, of Aiea, a retired state clerk stenographer, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Milton H.; son Milton P.; daughters Blossom L. Perry, Camille S. Igawa and Heather H.L. Saffery; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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La Donna Gene Nagata

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Dec. 30, 2012
La Donna Gene Nagata, 62, of Honolulu, a Punahou School cafeteria cashier, died at home. She was born in Tennessee. She is survived by husband Allen J., daughter Erin E.K., brother Larry McCullough and sister Rhonda McCullough. Private services.

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Raymundo Calica Millare Sr.

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Dec. 17, 2012
Raymundo Calica Millare Sr., 83, of Honolulu, a Pagoda Hotel food service worker and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Adelaida A.; sons Raymundo A. Jr. and Reonel A.; daughters Zenaida Mandap, Nenita Sugue, Lorna Ganaden, Juliet Aragona, Grace Tolentino and Bernadette Millare; brothers Joven and Antonio; sisters Leonarda, Ludegaria and Francisca; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sherman Merle

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Dec. 31, 2012
Sherman Merle, 90, of Kilauea, Kauai, formerly of Florida, a retired college professor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Gertrude, daughters Fern Merle-Jones and Carol Fishman, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

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Andrew Lee Lynch

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Dec. 3, 2012
Andrew Lee Lynch, 85, of Waianae, an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Sun City West, Ariz. He was born in Corsicana, Texas. He is survived by wife Mildred H.; son Michael; daughters Marvaleen Gardner, Renee Richardson, Lynette Easley and Andrea Jeter; brother John; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

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Amipeleasi Langi

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Jan. 1, 2013
Amipeleasi “Valeti” Langi, 54, of Lihue, a construction industry employee, died. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Uila; son Amipeleasi F.; daughter Uila A.; brothers Fatani, Tevitapau and Noa; and sisters Selomiti Soakai, Lokeli Liavaa, Kato Makisi, Louhuni Tuihalafatai and Lesieli Domingo. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Lihue Methodist Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Lihue Cemetery. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Winona Ka‘ehukainaniopalemano Kauakahi

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Nov. 28, 2012
Winona Ka‘ehukainaniopalemano “Mama” Kauakahi, 80, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Keei, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Louis R. “Moon,” James L. “Jesse” and Robert I. “Baps”; daughters Betty M. McCracken and Danniel L. Kauakahi; brother William Panui Sr.; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Phyllis Ferry Haffner

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Dec. 24, 2012
Phyllis Ferry Haffner, 87, of Knoxville, Tenn., a homemaker, died in Knoxville. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glenn, daughter Erin Keegan, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to The Outdoor Circle, 1314 S. King St., Suite 306, Honolulu, HI 96814.

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Angelina Monroy Argayoso

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Dec. 15, 2012
Angelina Monroy Argayoso, 91, of Kailua, a food service worker and manager of several restaurants including Andy’s Ebbtide, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Clyde; daughters Carmelita Paracuelles, Delorinne G. Kekauoha and Theresa M.A. Aurio; sisters Dorothy Morales and Edna Rojas; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Updated information for an obituary published Dec. 24.

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Ceferina Lorenzana Ante

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Dec. 17, 2012
Ceferina Lorenzana “Perin” Ante, 94, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Legazpi City, Philippines. She is survived by sons Mariano, Roberto and Sergio Jr.; brother Rufino Lorenzana; sister Concepcion Aycocho; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Chiyoko Akasaki

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Dec. 15, 2012
Chiyoko Akasaki, 87, of Mililani died. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jerome and Clayton, brother Takeo Nakama, sister Doris Horikawa, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Benjamin Abellanosa Jr.

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Nov. 30, 2012
Benjamin Abellanosa Jr., 57, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by mother Consuelo J. Saromines; stepfather Jose A. Saromines; brothers Vincent and Guy; sisters Stephanie Gonsalves, Adelaide and Desiree Abellanosa, and Yolanda David; stepbrothers Richard and Robert Saromines; and stepsister Sandra Dilliner. Private services. No flowers.

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NAOMI OKUMA

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NAOMI OKUMA It is with great sadness that the family of Naomi Chafin Okuma, retired librarian at Kahala Elementary School, announces her death on November 26, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. She was 91 years old. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; two daughters, Yuki Okuma Leon and Katy (Michael) White; daughter-in-law, Ann Yakuma (Reid and Kristi Yakuma); granddaughters, Lisa (Jack) Coffey and Angelica Leon; great grandchildren, Jack and Mariko Coffey; sister, Nancy Nieves; nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Crossroads on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 5:00pm. Informal attire. No flowers.

CHONG JA BILONTA

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CHONG JA BILONTA Moyock, NC Chong Ja Bilonta, 77, of Moyock, NC and formerly of Honolulu HI, died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at her home. Born in Seoul, Korea, she was the daughter of the late Hak Pong Lim and Su I Kim and was the wife of the late Larry Kilito Bilonta who was killed in action in Vietnam while serving in the United States Army. Mrs. Bilonta is survived by three daughters, Annie Burleson and husband Jerry, Yvonne Hernandez and Ellen Burke and husband George; two sons, Chang Lim and Michael Bilonta and wife Liane; a sister, Kyong Pak; ten grandchildren, Jeremy Cintron, Jovan Burns, Clayton White, Jr., Jayme Burleson, Frank Prinea, III, Natasha Hernandez, Raychelle Braithwaite, Ricky Medeiros, Jayde Burke and Joseph Bilonta; and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Chang Su Lim. A memorial service will take place Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Moyock Baptist Church, 123 Oak Street, P.O. Box 459, Moyock, NC 27958. Burial will follow in early summer at Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu, HI. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Bilonta family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

Henry M. Kanehailua

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HENRY M. KANEHAILUA Virginia Beach, VA – Henry M. “Hanalei” Kanehailua, 51, died Sunday, December 23, 2012. Hanalei was born in San Francisco, CA to Henry and Harriet Ing Kanehailua. He was a veteran having retired from the U.S. Navy, enjoyed writing, spending time at the beach and above all, being with his family. Hanalei was predeceased by his wife, Tammy. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Joey J. Arata, Stacey C. Rosales, Malia J. Kanehailua and Kamalei “Kumu” Kanehailua, all of Virginia Beach; parents, Henry and Harriet Kanehailua of HI; siblings, Harry M. Hanehailua of HI and Heidi Kuia of HI; grandchildren, Keilana and Jozlyn Updyke; nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. A funeral service was held on December 29, 2012 in Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

BEATRICE TEIXEIRA DE PONTE

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BEATRICE TEIXEIRA DE PONTE Age 84, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 4, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 9, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, John DePonte; sons, Douglas (Jade) DePonte, Michael (Shellie) DePonte, Ronald (Rienette) DePonte, Stanley (Uilani) DePonte; daughters, Bernadette Kaopua, Elizabeth Costa; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:00 a.m. Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual/Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

GLORIA CASTRO NICOLAS

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GLORIA CASTRO NICOLAS Age 74, of Kapolei, HI, passed away December 3, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 25, 1938 in Cavite City, Philippines. She was a supervisor at the Navy Exchange; member of the Cavitenians and Associates of Hawaii. She is survived by daughters, Nanette C. Nicolas, Michelene C. Nicolas (Juanito Saavedra); brother, Antonio (Lina) Castro; nieces & nephews. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.


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