Archive for January, 2013

Beatrice Teixeira De Ponte

Posted On January 7th, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2012
Beatrice Teixeira De Ponte, 84, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John DePonte; sons Douglas, Michael, Ronald and Stanley DePonte; daughters Bernadette Kaopua and Elizabeth Costa; 21 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Henry K. Preece

Posted On January 30th, 2013 -

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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Ernestine Faye Punilei

Posted On January 31st, 2013 -

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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Elizabeth Kunewa Puulei

Posted On January 19th, 2013 -

Dec. 22, 2012
Elizabeth Kunewa “Aunty Betty” Puulei, 83, of Waianae, an economics engineer, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Diana, brother Jacob Raposa, sister Agnes Daniluck, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation and services: 9:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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ElizabethKunewa Puulei

Posted On January 21st, 2013 -

Dec. 22, 2012
Elizabeth Kunewa “Aunty Betty” Puulei, 83, of Waianae, an economic engineer, died in Kapunawai Ola. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Diana, brother Jacob Raposa, sister Agnes Daniluck, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation and services:9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Cemetery. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary printed Saturday.

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James Quisano

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 29, 2012
James “Jimmy” Quisano, 72, of Honolulu, an automobile service station business owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Joanne; daughters Jennifer Quisano-Yu and Jolene Belvin; brothers John, Richard, Leslie, Gary, Arthur, Ronald and Alan; sister Loretta Alba; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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James Quisano

Posted On January 19th, 2013 -

Dec. 29, 2012
James “Jimmy” Quisano, 72, of Honolulu, an automobile service station business owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Joanne; daughters Jennifer Quisano-Yu, Jolene Belvin and Jamielynn Quisano; brothers John, Richard, Leslie, Gary, Arthur, Ronald and Alan; sister Loretta Alba; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Consolacion Alata Rabanal

Posted On January 19th, 2013 -

Dec. 28, 2012
Consolacion Alata “Connie” Rabanal, 84, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hawaiian Graphics file clerk supervisor, died in Aiea. She was born in San Fabian, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Rubisante A.; daughters Raquel R. Rivera, Arlene R. Mendoza, Elizabeth R. Ramirez and Catherine R. Villanueva.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alberto Galapia Ragragola

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Jan. 6, 2013
Alberto Galapia Ragragola, 62, of Waimea, Kauai, a truck driver at Kekaha Sugar and Gay & Robinson, and security guard at Securitas, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by daughters Trisha Jarnesky and Edee Tam; mother Bernice K.; brothers Antonio, Timoteo and Arnold; sister Carmen Arashiro; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kekaha Methodist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Douglas Kaipo Anthony Ramirez-Garcia

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 19, 2012
Douglas Kaipo Anthony “Doug” Ramirez-Garcia, 22, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by parents Douglas Garcia and Rowena Sakamoto; brothers Raymond Sarabano-Garcia and Jaren Sakamoto; sisters Geri-Lyn Ramirez Garcia, Divina and Raechel Garcia, Nicole Ramirez and Aliyah Sakamoto; and grandmothers Lita Garcia and Tessie Ramirez. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m.

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Graciano R. Ramos

Posted On January 21st, 2013 -

Dec. 19, 2012
Graciano R. Ramos, 86, of Waipahu, a retired Bautista Kitchen cook, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Laoag, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teofila; sons Silverio and Graciano Jr.; daughters Candida Ancheta, Imelda Aguinaldo and Paula M. Bringas; and six grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani MemorialPark.

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WALTER LEO RANKIN

Posted On January 4th, 2013 -

WALTER LEO RANKIN
B – Illinois 9 Feb 1920 D – California 10 October 2012 Leo, as he preferred to be called, filled his 92 years with honor, energy, humor and enthusiasm. He was married 66 years to Carolyn Cummings, of Colton, CA from 1939 until her death in 2005. They moved to Honolulu in 1946. He served his country with distinction during World War II, received Honorable Discharges from both the Army and the Navy and served at Consolidated Vultee Corporation (later Convair) in California and Australia, building, flying, maintaining and delivering WWII’s Liberator B24 in the War effort. He retired as Captain after a distinguished career flying for Hawaiian Airlines In Honolulu for 32 years (often delivering aircraft around the world) and later served Hawaiian as Vice President, Special Projects. In the early ’60s he took a few months’ leave from Hawaiian to fly for President Airlines, flying to major cities in Europe, the middle-East and Asia before returning to Hawaiian. For 60 years he enjoyed being a member of the QBs, Honolulu Hanger, a pilots’ organization he truly loved. His hobbies included traveling with his wife, auto racing, photography, Hawaiian jewelry design and production, everything “Apple,” and helping those less fortunate in Hawaii. He was past president of the Marguerite Gambo Wood Foundation, making major contributions to the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, the Pacific Air Museum Pearl Harbor and other organizations in Hawaii. He was Safety Chairman, State of Hawaii, Air Line Pilots Assn. for many years, and founder and past president Retired Hawaiian Airline Pilots (RHAP). He and Carolyn were active in many community organizations over their years in Hawaii, including Castle Medical Center of which Carolyn was a co-founder. Leo took his final flight in early December when his ashes were scattered South of Diamond Head from Hawaiian Airlines’ first aircraft, a restored 1929 Bellanca. Leo helped so many and was loved by all whose lives he touched. He will be truly missed. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Rankin Arsenault, and his brother, Lee Rankin.

Francis Steven Rapoza

Posted On January 10th, 2013 -

Dec. 19, 2012
Francis Steven Rapoza, 87, of Haleiwa, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Elizabeth G., son Nathan L., daughter Stephanie B. Pereira, brother Robert J., six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Debra Ann Mogote Reagan

Posted On January 1st, 2013 -

Dec. 17, 2012
Debra Ann Mogote Reagan, 54, of Aiea, a medical biller, died in Aiea. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Michael, brothers Bernard Mogote Jr. and Ted Mogote, and sisters Cathy T. Correia and Melinda Mogote. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 9 at St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual or aloha attire. Lei only.

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Beatrice Reeves

Posted On January 8th, 2013 -

Dec. 27, 2012
Beatrice Reeves, 88, of Honolulu, a retired federal civil service employee/radiology technician at Tripler Army Medical Center, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne P. Wakeman and Thomas D. Reeves Jr., daughters Lori A. Gonsalves and Susie L. Akamine, sister Leilani Dillard, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Make-A-Wish Foundation or Ronald McDonald House Hawaii.

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Allan Hopkins Renton

Posted On January 12th, 2013 -

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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CMSGT Buddy Daniel “Danny” Wagoner, RET.

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

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.

Naomi Anna Maria Leilani Risko

Posted On January 7th, 2013 -

Dec. 24, 2012
Naomi Anna Maria Leilani Risko, 50, of Kaaawa, a senior living facility caregiver, died in Kailua. She was born in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Darrell; son Anjojo; daughters Lee-Ann Rodenhurst, Lahela Jibok and Limike “Kaikai” and Luana “Ala” Risko; mother Jiban Kabua; brother John Kabua; and sisters Doris Jorbal and Aklina and Ami Kabua. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Church of the Islands, 201 N. Kainalu St., Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Kelly L. Rita

Posted On January 1st, 2013 -

Dec. 16, 2012
Kelly L. Rita, 40, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Kauai, a licensed insurance agent and partner at R & R Productions and RX Inc., and former finance manager for various car dealerships in Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by daughter Hayden K. Nachor-Rita, stepdaughter Faith Nachor, mother of his daughters Pamela Nachor, father Richard, mother Priscilla Lopez and sister Liana Vegas. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Janine Pastor Robison

Posted On January 23rd, 2013 -

Dec. 13, 2012
Janine Pastor Robison, 47, of Burbank, Calif, formerly of Honolulu, a massage therapist in California, died in California. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Sean and brothers Johnny and A.J. Pastor. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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RICHARD H. RODBY

Posted On January 28th, 2013 -

RICHARD H. RODBY
January 31, 1931, Waialua January 28, 2012, Honolulu You have left each of us with wonderful memories. e malama ‘ohana po’ohala mahalo piha Aloha nui loa

RICHARD H. RODBY

Posted On January 28th, 2013 -

RICHARD H. RODBY January 31, 1931, Waialua January 28, 2012, Honolulu You have left each of us with wonderful memories. e malama ‘ohana po’ohala mahalo piha Aloha nui loa

JUDITH “MELVA” HOLOLIO RODRIGUES

Posted On January 7th, 2013 -

JUDITH MELVA HOLOLIO RODRIGUES Age 71, of Kapolei, HI, passed away December 7, 2012 in Kailua. Born April 14, 1941 in Paia, Maui. She worked at Makakilo Elementary for over 20 years of service. She is survived by sons, Keith K. Rodrigues, Kyle “Kimo” (Mia) Rodrigues, Kaililaau K. Rodrigues (Nasha); daughter, Kim K. (George) Ilae; sister, Alice M.L. Baptiste; brother, Richard N.Y. Ah Lee Sam, Jr.; 14 grandchildren; 6 grand- children; nieces & nephews. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chape; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Judith Hololio Rodrigues

Posted On January 8th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2012
Judith Hololio “Melva” Rodrigues, 71, of Kapolei, a Makakilo Elementary School employee, died in Kailua. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Keith K., Kyle “Kimo” and Kaililaau K.; daughter Kim K. Ilae; brother Richard N.Y. Ah Lee Sam Jr.; sister Alice M.L. Baptiste; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Isaac Faaili Tago Roe

Posted On January 30th, 2013 -

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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Richelle Devin Romero

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 21, 2012
Richelle Devin “Cissy” Romero, 52, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Jersey City, N.J. She is survived by husband Juan Jr.; sons Adrian Bates, Danric Pascua, Michael Briseno, John Little and Loren Freitas; daughters Uilani Amarino, Kimberlee Koki and Charlene Hester; brothers Obed and Duane Keanaaina, Bruce and Richard Pascua, and Keala Bates; sisters Irene Esco and Deborah Howell; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at Mauna Ziona Church, Kalaoa, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Celebration of life reception to follow at Kailua View Estates Pavilion. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Stanton Romsdal

Posted On January 8th, 2013 -

Dec. 29, 2012
Stanton “Dale” Romsdal, 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Colorado State University professor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in York, Neb. He is survived by wife Barbara and daughters Dana and Kirsten “Leigh.” Private celebration of life.

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Gloria Lea Kaiser Roper

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

Jan. 15, 2013
Gloria Lea Kaiser Roper, 72, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Portland, Ore. She is survived by husband Richard, daughter Kristina A., stepmother Joan Kaiser, brothers Nicholas and John Kaiser, and sisters Kathryn Coleman and Annie Kaiser. Private services.

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Bunith Ros

Posted On January 6th, 2013 -

Dec. 26, 2012
Bunith Ros, 33, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Thailand. He is survived by brother Bunnat; and sisters Rany Ros Perry, Rina Hood, and Len and Reath Ros. Services to be held in Vancouver, Wash.

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Adoracion Gabriel Del Rosario

Posted On January 11th, 2013 -

Dec. 29, 2012
Adoracion Gabriel Del Rosario, 68, of Lihue, a private health care provider, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Winnie; son Randy Soliven; daughters Carlota Nada and Charito Lontoc; brothers Angelino and Artemio Gabriel; sisters Teofila Vigilia, Fely Gabriel Lopez, Pacita Bugayong, Tita Visitacion and Lota Manuel; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery.

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