Archive for February 1st, 2013

Dorothy Leong Wong

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Jan. 21, 2013
Dorothy Leong Wong, 90, of Honolulu, a Serta Mattress Co. administrative assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ambrose, daughters Andrea Todd and Avis Takamatsu, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 9:15 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Updated service information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Howard Morio Tengan

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Jan. 24, 2013
Howard Morio Tengan, 81, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Big Save Markets produce clerk, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by wife Emi, son John, daughters Janet Vaughn and Ellen Mitsuda, brother Reginald, sisters Clara Tengan and Grace Nakamatsu, and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Kapaa Jodo Mission. Casual attire.

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James Akira Tamura

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Jan. 14, 2013
James Akira Tamura, 83, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard boilermaker and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emiko; son Ray Y.; daughters Ann M. Luke, May M. Shindo, Clarice M. Ravelo and Julie M. Tamura; brothers Takashi and Hiroshi; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Wayne Tamashiro

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Jan. 28, 2013
Wayne Tamashiro, 53, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Victoria Molina, daughter Jeanette, mother Edith, brother Larry and sisters Cynthia and Susan Tamashiro, and Irene Rangel. Private services.

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Claudia Macatumbas Tabios

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Jan. 14, 2013
Claudia Macatumbas Tabios, 88, of Wahiawa died in Waipahu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Honesto and Gil; brothers Victorio and Dominador Macatumbas; sisters Isabel Bumanglag, Antonina Bonilla and Catalina Guillermo; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Bernadette Surls

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Jan. 27, 2013
Bernadette Surls, 53, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Chantel, brother James, sister Brenda Kaetsu and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Ronald Souza

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Jan. 22, 2013
Ronald Souza, 76, of Kailua, a former drummer for Pua Almeida at the Ala Moana Hotel Banyan Court, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother James and companion Carol Atkinson. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Tim Sombatphibane

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Jan. 29, 2013
“Matu” Tim Sombaphibane, 68, of Honolulu, a chef at S&P Kitchen, died. She was born in Vientiane, Laos. She is survived by sons Todd, Angkhane, Donelaphanh, Daenphachanh, Seuksavanh and Sonesavanh; daughters Somphit, Somphet and Somnith; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Laotian Buddhist services and cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Kenneth Soma

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Jan. 23, 2013
Kenneth “Keiichi” Soma, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard rigger assistant and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Elaine, brother Ronald and sisters Shirley Raymond and Jean Baba. Visitation: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 12:15 p.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Juling Teding Salve

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Jan. 16, 2013
Juling Teding Salve, 98, of Aiea, owner of Hale o Laau, died in Waipahu. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by son Maurice K.; daughters Alita “Vi” Arkin, Bobbin Fasone and Sylvia Holland; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Moses Ragasa

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Jan. 14, 2013
Moses “Moki” Ragasa, 85, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a charter boat fisherman, Kauai Surf Hotel chef and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Larry. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Feb. 9 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Interment to follow.

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Kum Ok Oshiro

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Jan. 21, 2013
Kum Ok Oshiro, 65, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Herman; daughters Stella Acree and Diane and Sandra Oshiro; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Satomi Nakasone

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Dec. 31, 2012
Satomi Nakasone, 101, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Jean E. Sato, Helen H. Ida and Mae Y. Ishida; brother Jenichi Shigematsu; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Hideo Miura

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Jan. 26, 2013
Hideo “HI” Miura, 75, of Wahiawa, a retired engineer, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by wife Nancy, daughters Mary Miura-Aguinaldo and Sarah Spindler, brother Mitsuharu, sisters Aileen T. Hirano and Konoe J. Isoda, and three grandchildren. No services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Grace Miyeko Mikami

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Jan. 20, 2013
Grace Miyeko Mikami, 91, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Albert K. and Richard N. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Seiichi Matsumoto

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Jan. 20, 2013
Seiichi Matsumoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Tachibana Enterprises tour driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hyogoken, Japan. He is survived by son Hiroshi, daughter Michiko Hamada, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Julia Boreliz Manguchei

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Jan. 29, 2013
Julia Boreliz Manguchei, 90, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Michael and Leroy, brothers Charles and Tony Boreliz, sister Lucy Monroy and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Fortunata Pagba Llantero

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Jan. 9, 2013
Fortunata Pagba “Natang” Llantero, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Julian; sons Noemi and Louie; daughters Perlita Gantala and Marilou Doropan, Pacita Agno and Melecia Manuel; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 8 at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lila Pitone Livingston

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Jan. 25, 2013
Lila Pitone Livingston, 54, of Honolulu, an American Samoa Office-Hawaii administrative assistant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Liu; son Samuel Tialavea Jr.; daughter Conleth Nuutupu; parents Letoga P. and Bernadette M. Manase; brothers John and Pitone McKenzie, and Upolu, Tutuila, the Rev. Faitaga, Milton and Duncan Manase; and sisters Bessie, Malofou, Faigofie, Eseta, Ruby and Rosalind Manase, and Claire Manase-Bryce and Elizabeth Manase-Seu. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Francis Soon Cho Lee

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Jan. 20, 2013
Francis Soon Cho Lee, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard supervisory inspector and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Huong, son Timothy, daughters Jill Stevens and Les Emi, brother Bobby Soon Chin, sister Soon Mee and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Tomoyo Kawano

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Jan. 28, 2013
Tomoyo Kawano, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Pest Control office manager, died in Kailua. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Betty K. Kajiwara. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association of Hawaii.

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Gabina Josol

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Jan. 16, 2013
Gabina Josol, 73, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Glenn and Sterling Rosa, daughters Sheree Pokipala and Julie O’Connor, brother Florentino “Patrick” Dumadag, sisters Virginia “Jane” Flores and Bernice “Togi” Cidade, 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Roxy Babbette Ilae

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Jan. 18, 2013
Roxy Babbette Ilae, 65, of Waimanalo died in Honolulu. She was born in Salt Lake City. She is survived by husband Gordon Alan Sr.; sons John, George and Gordon; daughter Michele; mother Barbara Kerr; brothers Kevin McDaniels, Carl and Craig Kerr, and Blair Griffin; sisters Ricky Whelan and Vicki Douglas; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at Hope Chapel Olomana.

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Marie Vivian Hosino

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Jan. 15, 2013
Marie Vivian Hosino, 83, of Honolulu, a Diner’s restaurant kitchen helper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. She is survived by son Julian and brother Peter Rivera. Private services.

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Walter M. Hamamoto

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Jan. 7, 2013
Walter M. Hamamoto, 65, of Guam, a retired Bank of Hawaii employee and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Cheryl, Taryn and Laura; brother Paul; and sister Patsy Guro. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Paulino Balictar Ganotise

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Jan. 8, 2013
Paulino Balictar “Paki” Ganotise, 101, of Wahiawa, a retired Dole Plantation laborer, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Patricia. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Demetrio Panag Galapon

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Jan. 11, 2013
Demetrio Panag Galapon, 90, of Mililani died in Waipahu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Richard J.; daughters Florencia Salvador, Catalina Balatico and Marilyn Galapon; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Kiyomi Fujiwara

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Jan. 7, 2013
Kiyomi “Katie” Fujiwara, 93, of Kaneohe died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by son Clyde T., daughter Jenny S., sister Sueko “Helen” Tojio, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Veronica D. Domingcil

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Jan. 13, 2013
Veronica D. Domingcil, 90, of Waipahu, a retired flat linen feeder at Pacific Laundry, died in Waipahu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by numerous nephews, nieces grandnephews and grandnieces. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Lydy Kam Look Hee Ching

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Jan. 22, 2013
Lydy Kam Look Hee Ching, 96, of Honolulu, a Territory of Hawaii Board of Health employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lynn W., daughter Letitia Tom, sisters Irene Leong and Elizabeth Souza, and a grandchild. Visitation and Taoist services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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