Archive for January 14th, 2013

MAURICE “MO” SUGURU MATSUNO

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MAURICE MO SUGURU MATSUNO Age 83, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 6, 2012 in Honolulu. Born August 11, 1929 in Santa Maria, California. Retired switchman from Hawaiian Tel/GTE. He is survived by wife, Helen K. Matsuno; daughter, Janet K. (Rodney K.) Onigama; 1 granddaughter; 1 grandson; sisters, Mabel M. Yonemori, Mae Fujii. Visitaion 9:30 a.m. Saturday (January 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Shizuko Yazawa

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Jan. 9, 2013
Shizuko Yazawa, 92, of Kahului died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley, Melvin and Lester; daughter HelenTsugawa; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Willis Y. Yamaguchi

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Dec. 16, 2012
WillisY. Yamaguchi, 74, of Kahului, a Kahului Airport agricultural inspector, died inMaui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Hawaii island. He is survived by sister Brenda Cochran. Private services to be held at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Margaret Mitsue Tanna

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Dec. 6, 2012
Margaret Mitsue Tanna, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Ambassador Hotel housekeeper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Sanford and Earl, brother Mitsuo Uchibori, sisters Helen Choi and Lilly Watanabe, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Lor Yin So

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Jan. 9, 2013
Lor Yin So, 86, of Honolulu, a food preparer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Ken and Kinny; daughters Bonnie, Shui and Cindy; brother Sam Loo; sister Pui Ying Loo; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Wednesday BorthwickMortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Damaso Agaran Sarmiento

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Dec. 15, 2012
Damaso Agaran Sarmiento, 91, of Ewa Beach died in Kapolei. He was born inIlocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Artemio, Narcie, Melecio, Leo and Andy; daughters Juanita Guyo,Felicita Agaran, Margarita Gabbac, Marcelina Jarrett and Nellie Cacpal; sister Maria Ancheta; 26 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:8:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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WilliamYasumichi Rothenberger

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Jan. 5, 2013
WilliamYasumichi “Bill”Rothenberger, 59, of Aiea died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by daughter Kyoko Takeuchi, mother Michie Takeda and brother Charles. Private services.

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Simmon Michael Pilialoha

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Dec. 10, 2012
Simmon Michael “Mike”Pilialoha, 66, of Waianae, a retired Sunvan Hawaii operations manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Arlene; son Awai; brothers Joe, Armond and Charles P. Noa and Noble, Dennis and Norman Pilialoha; sisters Katherine Barrett, Sharon Aipoalani, Ann Hatchett, Alice Noa and JudyMaielua; and three grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gary Tadao Okita

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Dec. 14, 2012
Gary Tadao Okita, 68, of Honolulu, a retired city data processor and an Air Force veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Melvin S. and sisters Sharen M. Chung. Private services.

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Alvin Satoshi Matsushima

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Dec. 24, 2012
Alvin Satoshi Matsushima, 67, of Waianae, a retired Ko Olina Golf Course employee, died in Waianae. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by sons Alvin S. “Tosh,” Calvin K.Y., MelvinH.K. and Kyle K.S.; daughter Liane M.A. Tubal; brothers Lawrence “Larry” and Harry; sisters Evelyn Fujiwara and Sandra “Sandy” Saiki; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ramona Satomi Kusaka

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Nov. 28, 2012
Ramona Satomi “Mona” Kusaka, 43, of Mililani, a Maui Divers employee, died in Waianae. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Devin K. Gatewood and Draven, Dreyson and Dylan Duclayan; mother Shirley Kusaka; companion Duke Duclayan; brother Harlan; and sisters Roxane Fujiwara and Corinne Aguinaldo. Private services.

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Octavia Kauionalani Kaili

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Dec. 17, 2012
Octavia Kauionalani Kaili, 68, of Waianae, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph; daughters Mari-Emma Akima, Cecilia Richardson and Jodee K. Inoue; brother Joe Keawe III; sister Marylyn Robello; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua, 1760 Nalani St., Honolulu. Services:10:30 a.m. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Charles Tetsuichi Jitchaku

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Dec. 22, 2012
Charles Tetsuichi Jitchaku, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Times meat cutter, died in Hale Malamalama. He was born in SouthHilo.He is survived by wife Ruby; sons Gary, Larry and Allen; daughters Carol Kamehaiku and Sharon Tomasa; sisters KayMiyashiro, Dorothy Katsunuma and Janet Arakawa; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi GardenMortuary. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Chitose Ishizuka

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Dec. 30, 2012
Chitose “Mary” Ishizuka, 95, of Waipahu, a retired Hauoli Sales employee in Pearl City, died in Pearl City. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Carey E., daughter Gail E. Hiraishi, sisters Kay K. Terao and EllenS. Kawamura, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Paula Lorraine Horner

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Dec. 21, 2012
Paula Lorraine Horner, 64, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Great Falls, Mont. She is survived by husband James, son Eric Viertel, daughter Jessica Barker, brothers David and Danny Frisnegger, sisters Kathy Solberg and Gail Parrish, and two grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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George Shomei Hokama

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Jan. 6, 2013
George Shomei Hokama, 85, of Honolulu, co-owner of Hokama Farm, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Susan Matsumoto and Rene Kozai, brother Franklin T., sisters Haruko “Eleanor” Wauke and Yuriko “Clara” Sumi, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Melecio Apostol Guzman

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Dec. 16, 2012
Melecio Apostol “Mel” Guzman, 64, of Kapolei, a retired Young Bros. Ltd. stevedore, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carlina P.; sons Clifford, Walter and Melvin; brother Prudencio; sisters Josephine Yadao and Eugenia Macadangdang; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Carolyn Nohealani Furtado

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Dec. 13, 2012
Carolyn Nohealani “Carrie” Furtado, 50, of Kaneohe, a Department of Labor secretary, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Aubrey Stone, mother Theresa Chong, brothers Allison and Christopher Chong, and sister Cherilyn Varde. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Services:11 a.m. Prayer service to follow. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Benjamin Tooru Fukunaga

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Dec. 5, 2012
Benjamin Tooru Fukunaga, 86, of Honolulu, a former Servco Pacific business executive, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Kumiko, son Peter and daughters Ruth Uejio and Kay Fukunaga. Services:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Arcadia Retirement Residence Chapel. Donations suggested to Servco Foundation or ‘Iolani School. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Reynaldo Tuliao Bueno

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Dec. 19, 2012
Reynaldo Tuliao Bueno, 62, of Pearl City, a former Sun Noodles employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Reazelyn Naihe and Rochelle Ogawa, brother Ambrocio Bueno, sisters Teresita and Nena, and five grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

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John H. Allen Jr.

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Jan. 7, 2013
John H. Allen Jr., 94, of Honolulu, a builder, died at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Mary A., daughter Paula, brother Charles Kini and a grandchild. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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