Archive for January 15th, 2013

Gary S. Yonamine

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Dec. 20, 2012
Gary S. Yonamine, 49, of Waipahu, a former employee at Arakawa’s and the state Department of Transportation, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by parents Shigeo and Ellen, brothers Guy and Glen, and sister Lori. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Glenn Hiroichi Tanoue

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Dec. 19, 2012
Glenn Hiroichi Tanoue, 60, of Honolulu, a co-owner of Tropic Fish Hawaii LLC, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Keiko, sons Shawn and Shannon, mother Katherine, sister Gail Sumner and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dinah Tabucbuc

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Jan. 4, 2013
Dinah “Mulan” Tabucbuc, 73, of Hilo, formerly of Paauilo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Facility, Hilo. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alfred, Alvin, Aquilino Jr. and Ricky; sisters Nina K. Ishiki and Presca Bruce; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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David Phillip Paiva

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Jan. 12, 2013
David Phillip Paiva, 85, of Hilo, former proprietor of Aloha Taxi and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Eileen, son Robert, daughter Tricia and brother Antone. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Thomas L. Oberholtzer

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Dec. 25, 2012
Thomas L. “Tom” Oberholtzer, 61, of Keaau, Hawaii, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Montana. He is survived by son Jeffery. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Wailoa State Recreation Area. Casual attire. Call 425-344-2082 for more information.

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Ellen Asako Nihei

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Dec. 21, 2012
Ellen Asako Nihei, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dean, brothers Satoru and Kazuo Togashi, sister Kay Matsuwaki and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshiko Nakashima

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Jan. 10, 2013
Yoshiko Nakashima, 99, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Ahualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Earl, Clyde and Alan; daughters Vivian Iwai, Mary Ann Katayama, Irene Yamasato and Sue Kagawa; brother Kunio Fujii; sister Natsue Nakamoto; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Leslie Mo‘okini

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Jan. 5, 2013
Leslie Mo‘okini, 38, of Ewa Beach, a senior director of operations at Child & Family Service, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Brenda; sons Justin and Andrew Reyes; daughters Melina and Logan; brothers William, Joseph and Brian; and sister Pohai Kirkland. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Leeward Waipahu. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to “Friends of Leslie Mo‘okini” at any First Hawaiian Bank location.

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Jinsei Miyashiro

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Jan. 9, 2013
Jinsei Miyashiro, 85, of Kahului, a Wailuku Sugar Co. retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Patricia; son Scott; daughters Wendy M. Wong, Lisa Battad and Gale Miyashiro; brothers Sozen Yogi, and Jintoku, Jinsuke and Charles Miyashiro; sister Fumiko Uyehara; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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Maurice Suguru Matsuno

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Dec. 6, 2012
Maurice Suguru “Mo” Matsuno, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tel and GTE switchman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Maria, Calif. He is survived by wife Helen K., daughter Janet K. Onigama, sisters Mabel M. Yonemori and Mae Fujii, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Henry Aguda Manayan

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Dec. 15, 2012
Dr. Henry Aguda Manayan, 86, of Honolulu, a retired physician and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lorraine C.; sons Henry A. Jr., Rick C., Dr. Conrad C. and Dr. Rex C.; daughter Loren C. Pulice; brother Fred A.; sisters Dr. Cora A. Manayan, Belen A. Rumbaoa and Lorna A. Mesina; and nine grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Marcelina A. Lutao

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Jan. 8, 2013
Marcelina A. “Merci” Lutao, 80, of Honolulu, a hostess, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by husband Salvador, sons Paul and Patrick, sister Irene Thomas and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Leila M. Lipton

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Jan. 10, 2013
Leila M. Lipton, 83, of Honolulu died in Islands Hospice. She was born in New York. She is survived by brother Merrill and sister Rhoda Goldsby. Private services.

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George Soei Kohatsu

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Dec. 12, 2012
George Soei Kohatsu, 78, of Mililani, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Ada M. and sisters Marian Kohatsu, Lillian Satoshige, Jane Ikeda and Toshie Nako. Private services.

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John Lawrence Kahahane

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Dec. 30, 2012
John Lawrence Kahahane, 74, of Lahaina died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by daughters Elizabeth L. “Lisa” Kahahane and Kathy K. “Michael” Miller, sister Isabella K.G. Thompson and a grandchild. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Mass at noon. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Charles Fook Wah Choy Holani

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Jan. 4, 2013
Charles Fook Wah Choy Holani, 73, of Honolulu, an electrical contractor and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife S. Pua; sons Charlie Jr. and Randi; daughters Sharlene Akina, Denise K. Pokipala, Chantilly Holani and Darlyne Godinet; hanai son Ernest Yee Pong III; hanai daughter Gardenia Y.P. Kealoha; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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David M. Handa

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Dec. 21, 2012
David M. Handa, 92, of Pearl City, a retired firefighter at Pearl Harbor Naval Station and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet, daughters Diane Itamoto and Rachel Struss, sister Evelyn Honda and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Steven Corson Gaspar

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Jan. 10, 2013
Steven Corson Gaspar, 58, of Kahului, a retired Pioneer Mill broiler operator, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Steven and Simon; daughters Marissa Kaukani, Stacey Villon and Tracy Ihu; mother Isabella Chimura; stepmother Natividad “Nana”; brothers Abraham, Alan, Anthony, Daniel and Chris Gaspar, and Phillip Limahai; sister Della Dias; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private burial. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Violet Hung Yea Chir

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Jan. 3, 2013
Violet Hung Yea Chir, 88, of Honolulu, a retired preschool teacher and homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clinton and Stanley, brothers Bill Kim and Dr. Harry Park, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Aloha attire.

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Jared Isamu Abo

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Dec. 21, 2012
Jared Isamu Abo, 65, of Aiea, a retired Ala Moana Hotel steward, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Sharie Koeppel and Sheila Krugh, and brother Terry. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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CMSGT Buddy Daniel “Danny” Wagoner, RET.

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CMSGT BUDDY DANIEL DANNY WAGONER, RET.
70, of Kapolei passed away on January 5, 2013 at Queens Medical Center. He was born November 28, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee. Buddy had lived in Hawaii with his family for almost 30 years after having been transferred to Hickam AFB during his service in the US Air Force. After completing school at Howard High School in Nashville, TN, Danny entered the US Air Force and served 26 years, 4 months and 11 days until his retirement here in Hawaii with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. During that time, Buddy became a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. Soon after his Air Force retirement, he accepted a position with the Department of the Army at the Honolulu Field Office of the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll/RTS where he served his country for another 26 years as a civilian. The office is currently based at Hickam AFB. Buddy will be fondly remembered by his family and colleagues for his humor, his smile, and for his devotion to his country. He was a gentle giant of a man with an occasional fiery temper, but was well respected by those who knew him for his experience and for his dedication to quality. Survived by wife of 40 years, Arunee; sons, Robert, Apisit, and Johnathan; daughters, Lori Hamilton and Tammy Sinor; sister, Janelle Dahlstrom; daughters-in-law, Michelle and Catherine; and grandchildren. Service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, his family is requesting that you consider making a donation in Buddy’s name to his favorite charity, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Family would love to hear from you at http://BuddyWagoner.us.

EVELYN LACUESTA

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EVELYN LACUESTA Age 43, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 28, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 3, 1969 in Bakir, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. She is survived by son, Daniel Manuel (Julie-Ann) Lacuesta; daughters, Kasandra Faye Coulter, Jericka-Jane Mirafuentes, Jessicka Mahialani Mirafuentes; parents, Manuel Lacuesta and Lourdes Lacuesta; sisters, Noralyn (Wilson) Montemayor, Maila (Dustin) Teves; 1 grandchild. Private services were held.


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