Archive for January 12th, 2013

Donald DS Kong

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DONALD DS KONG Dec. 15, 2012 Donald Kong, 91 of Honolulu retired from Finance Dept.of City and County Fire Dept after 32 years, passed peacefully. He had a passion for gourmet dining, an avid jogger, swimmer and lover of classical music. He played solo 1st clarinet at Farrington HS. A generous individual who contributed to all charities. He will be missed by daughter Claire W. Lohs and husband Ulrich.

MELECIO “MEL” APOSTOL GUZMAN

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MELECIO MEL APOSTOL GUZMAN Age 64, of Kapolei, HI, passed away December 16, 2012 in Aiea. Born August 15,1948 in Santa Cruz, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired stevedore with Young Brothers Ltd. He is survived by wife, Carlina P. Guzman; sons, Clifford (Juliet) Guzman, Walter (Reah Jane) Guzman, Melvin Guzman; 1 granddaughter; sisters, Josephine (Crispolo) Yadao, Eugenia (Alfonzo) Macadangdang; brother, Prudencio (Soledad) Guzman. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (January 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SIMMON “MIKE” MICHAEL PILIALOHA

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SIMMON MIKE MICHAEL PILIALOHA Age 66, of Waianae, HI, passed away December 10, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 22, 1946 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired from Sunvan Hawaii as a operation manager. He is survived by wife, Arlene Pilialoha; son, Awai (Caryn Sasaki) Pilialoha; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Joe (Lori) Noa, Armond (Sandy) Noa, Charles P. (Rose) Noa, Noble (Dot) Pilialoha, Dennis Pilialoha, Norman (Aulani) Pilialoha; sisters, Katherine Barrett, Sharon (Joe) Aipoalani, Ann (Rob) Hatchett, Alice Noa, Judy (Solomon) Maielua. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (January 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Charles Tetsuichi Jitchaku

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CHARLES TETSUICHI JITCHAKU 91 of Honolulu. Retired Meat Cutter for Times Supermarkets. Member of Chatan-Kadena Chojinkai. Passed on December 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; sons, Gary, Larry(Gayle), Allen(Chun Ja); daughters, Carol Kamehaiku(Herbert), Sharon Tomasa (Ronald); eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Kay Miyashiro, Dorothy Katsunuma, Janet Arakawa. Services will be held Saturday (1/19) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; 10AM service, 9AM visitation; Casual attire.

Dick Hoy Wong

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Dec. 29, 2012
Dick Hoy “Uncle Hoy” Wong, 79, of Honolulu, a retired state personnel specialist and a Coast Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beverly H.K. “Bev”; son Bryan W.K.; daughter Kim L.Y. Balisacan; brother Dick Wah; sisters Jennie Lum King, Quonnie Goo, Hoppy Ching, Marion Chun and Gail Kim; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. today at First Chinese Church of Christ. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Mary Ellen Way

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Jan. 2, 2013
Mary Ellen Way, 85, of Kailua, a retired Castle Medical Center employee, died in Kailua. She was born in Howell, Mich. She is survived by son Robert Reed III, daughters Mary Katherine Junk and Deborah Jean Pacheco, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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Buddy Daniel Wagoner

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Jan. 5, 2013
Buddy Daniel Wagoner, 70, of Kapolei, a Kwajalein Atoll Honolulu Field Office liaison and a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Nashville. He is survived by wife Arunee; sons Robert, Apisit and Johnathan; daughters Tammy Sinor and Lori Hamilton; and sister Janelle Dahlstrom. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Robert Vares

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Jan. 4, 2013
Robert “H.B.” Vares, 69, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paula P.; sons Robert S. “Bobbie” and Troy; daughters Tammy Dela Cruz and Robin Vares; sisters Julia Joan Vares, and Robina and Bernice Grammer; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dora Cormack Thevenin

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Dec. 19, 2012
Dora Cormack “Toots” Thevenin, 94, of Puako, Hawaii, a Honokaa Elementary School teacher, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Leon. Private services. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Ruth Macahilig Teodoro

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Jan. 8, 2013
Ruth Macahilig Teodoro, 68, of Kapaau, Hawaii, died. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Angel; son Paolo; daughters Rossana Teodoro, Anna Suanco and Linna Sison; brothers Samuel, Claro Jr., Rodolfo, Renato and Noel Macahilig; sisters Jededia Tumale and Rachel Canlas; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Kamuela. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Joseph Makaena Taitano

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Dec. 27, 2012
Joseph Makaena Taitano, 83, of Kailua, a retired Army major with U.S. Army Pacific, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty J. and daughter Keolani. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Joan L. Santos

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Dec. 28, 2012
Joan L. Santos, 64, of Waipahu, a retired schoolteacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Nathan Adams; brothers Larry, Kenneth and Edward; and a grandchild. Private services.

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August Rodillas Sr.

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Oct. 23, 2012
August “Dex” Rodillas Sr., 70, of Waianae, a mechanic and welder for Pine Ridge Farms and a Navy veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Elizabeth Gomez; sons August Jr., Sterling, Chad and Bryan; brothers Nick, Algrino, Julius and Alex; sisters Nilda Chock, Frances Allen, Haroldine Kronenburger and Jocelyne Mitchell; half brothers Francis, Charles and Herbert; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at Waianae Boat Harbor and Regional Park.

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Allan Hopkins Renton

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Jan. 7, 2013
Allan Hopkins Renton, 87, of Honolulu, board chairman of Lenakona Development and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris Davis Renton, son Allan D. Renton, daughter June, sister June Renton Chambers and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kapiolani Hospital.

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Yoshio Nishida

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Dec. 18, 2012
Yoshio Nishida, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Textile Distributors vice president and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in South Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kay K., sons Derek R. and Colin H., and sister Yoshiko Yamamoto. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Iwao Nakamura

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Dec. 22, 2012
Iwao Nakamura, 91, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Sugar Co. employee and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Company I, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Ayako; sons Todd T. and Kent T.; daughter Jean E. Miyashiro; brother Keiji; sisters Kimiko Nomura, Nobuko Aoki, Shizuko Kibe and Asano Tokunaga; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Katherine Kawailoa Miranda

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Dec. 21, 2012
Katherine Kawailoa Miranda, 80, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gregorio Jr.; daughters Blossom Tabile, Susan Watson, Cindy Baros, Diane Temple and Rosetta Kali‘iheleua; sister Elizabeth “Betty” Idian; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Charlotte Virginia Crew Lynch

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Jan. 2, 2013
Charlotte Virginia Crew Lynch, 88, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by son James, daughters Lynda Corotan and Lisa Lynch, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at Waikoloa Community Church. Services: 3:30 p.m. Private burial.

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Patricia Louise Love

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Jan. 1, 2013
Patricia Louise Love, 69, of Hilo, a retired special-needs teacher for the Department of Education, died at home. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by daughter Pamela J. Melchor, sister Pamela Carroll and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at Kinoole Baptist Church, 1815 Kinoole St., Hilo. Services: 11 a.m.

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William Harris Larsen

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Dec. 22, 2012
William Harris Larsen, 62, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a general contractor and owner of Malibu Woodwrights, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Myers Flat, Calif. He is survived by wife Carrie Forbes, stepson William Scheafer and stepdaughter Christina La‘u. Private services.

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Frances Loando La Marco

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Dec. 31, 2012
Frances Loando La Marco, 83, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired Kona Surf cook, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William Jr., Ronald, Michael and Bruce; hanai daughter Kathy Carvalho; brothers August, Gilbert and Robert Loando; 13 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Jan. 19 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Honaunau. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Miyako Goto Kubota

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Dec. 24, 2012
Miyako Goto Kubota, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Ibaraki, Japan. She is survived by sons Douglas M. and Stanley T., a sister and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Katharine Afong Kramer

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Dec. 30, 2012
Katharine Afong “Kay” Kramer, 98, of Ewa Beach, a retired Bishop Trust vice president and board member, died in Puuloa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to University of Hawaii Cancer Center, c/o University of Hawaii Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Miyako Itsuno

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Dec. 24, 2012
Miyako Itsuno, 92, of Mililani, a retired Liliha Bakery salesclerk, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Maurice, Alan and Grant; daughter Cynthia Moiha; sister Grace Harada; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Stephen Iacovino

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Dec. 20, 2012
Stephen Iacovino, 60, of Honolulu, a former art curator for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He is survived by companion Mark Van Kleeck, hanai son Sweetie, hanai daughter Peanut Van Kleeck, mother Jean and sisters Maria Guterl and Annamarie Iacovino. Private services.

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George Donald Gedge

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Jan. 4, 2013
George Donald “Don” Gedge, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Union Oil Co. of California employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Jill M. Beaupre, G. Donna Gedge and Catherine K. Payne; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Donation suggested to Phoebe Gedge Scholarship at St. Andrew’s Priory, 224 Queen Emma St., Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Rose Marie Estremera

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Jan. 1, 2013
Rose Marie Estremera, 71, of Honolulu, a Department of Public Safety civil servant and a homemaker, died. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by companion Samuel Spencer; sons David Dodson, Delmir Estremera, and Leon and Gary Kitagawa; and daughter Kristina Estremera. Private services. Donations suggested to Abandoned and Feral Cat Friends, P.O. Box 240052, Honolulu, HI 96824-0052.

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Emily Saymydarling Davis

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Jan. 1, 2013
Emily Saymydarling Davis, 51, of Hawaii, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service sales manager and trainer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James A.; son Roderick O.; parents Emma P. and Peter P. Stanley; brothers Emmanuel, Peter Jr., Atamaifalani and Pe‘o Stanley; and sisters Uila Coloma, Ku‘ulei Stanley and La-Sirena Stanley-Laui. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Church attire. Flowers welcome.

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John David William Davenport

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Jan. 3, 2013
John David William Davenport, 44, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Choice Mart Supermarket food service employee, died at home. He was born in Montclair, N.J. He is survived by wife Ashley, son David Hughes, daughter Julianna Hughes, mother Donna Stickel and grandparents David and Mary Batson. Services and scattering of ashes at a later date. Donations suggested to Ashley Davenport, P.O. Box 725, Captain Cook, HI 96704; or Hospice of Kona.

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Robert Stephen Cronburg

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Jan. 5, 2013
Robert Stephen “Bob” Cronburg, 64, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Morristown, N.J. He is survived by brother Peter, son Jason and former wife Samantha. No services. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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