Archive for February 22nd, 2013

James L. Walter

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Feb. 11, 2013
James L. “Whity” Walter, 78, of Waianae, a Navy veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Dillonvale, Ohio. He is survived by wife Lorraine Schucht-Walter; stepsons Frederick Jr., Henry and Mark Schucht; stepdaughters Lorraine Jenkins, Barbara Pacheco and Elaine “Sweetheart” Kutzen; sister Martha Rusnak; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waianae First Ward. Services: 9 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anne S. Vida

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 14, 2013
Anne S. Vida, 82, of Waikapu, Maui, a retired Ka Lima o Maui accountant, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Leslie, Robert and Mike; daughters Donna Vida and Lori Salter; brothers Al, Robert, Clarence and Charles Spenser; sisters Catherine Thomas, Evelyn Everett, Betty Barry, Frances Garcia and Theresa Ventura; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Michael Maurice Vendrell

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 17, 2013
Michael Maurice “Sifu Mike” Vendrell, 59, of Kailua-Kona, a martial arts teacher and Hollywood stuntman, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Stephanie, daughters Jamie Vendrell and Heather Arthur, mother Maureen, hanai mother Barbara Nobriga, sisters Nancy Vendrell and Susan Arthur, numerous hanai children and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at OTEC/NELHA beach park.

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Jo Ellen Vannatta

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Jan. 22, 2013
Jo Ellen Vannatta, 62, of Napa, Calif., a Hawaiian Telephone Co. billing representative, died in Napa. She was born in Vallejo, Calif. She is survived by daughter Kelli-Jeanne Heu, brother Jack and sisters Janice Mitchell, Margaret Howard and Jill Brown. Services: 6 p.m. March 1 at Art’s Hideaway, Honolulu. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Lillian Kimie Tsukamoto

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Jan. 31, 2013
Lillian Kimie Tsukamoto, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel housekeeper, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by sons Gerald M., Dennis T. and Edwin H.; daughters Betsy T. Leduc and Jean R. Cubero; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Katsumi Takahata

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 9, 2013
Katsumi “Kay” Takahata, 92, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Kathy M. and brother Sam Hata. Private services.

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Raymond Silva Sampaio

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 7, 2013
Raymond Silva Sampaio, 83, of Kapolei, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Kailua-Kona. He is survived by wife Jean M.; daughters Nancy Espiritu, Cindy Sampaio and Joanne M. Jeremiah; brother Clarence S.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Joseph David Rauska

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 14, 2013
Joseph David “Shmoo” Rauska, 41, of Kailua-Kona, a furniture repairman, died. He was born in Wisconsin. He is survived by son Elijah Janos and parents Leon and Charlene. Services: 6 p.m. March 2 at Hale Halawai.

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Alfred Ramos Sr.

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 6, 2013
Alfred “Al” Ramos Sr., 68, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard material handler and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Shirley-ann K.; son Alfred “Kui” Jr.; daughter Shiral Koshi; brother Jaime Daoang; sisters Rosita Saguindel, Rosal Emil, Mary Pollard and Gloria Noble; and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Abel C. Quiocho

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Feb. 13, 2013
Abel C. Quiocho, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 11 mechanic and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sallie, sons Quincy and Agent, daughter Melanie Tapia, brothers William Quiocho and James Martinez, sisters Darlene Fitzgerald and Agnes Snyder, and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Lillian Keopuhiwa Pualoa

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Feb. 2, 2013
Lillian Keopuhiwa “Tita” Pualoa, 88, of Mililani, died in Malama Ohana. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Marvin and Richard Keopuhiwa, and James K. Pualoa Jr.; daughters Charlotte Almarza, Karen Benavente, Laura Valentine, Shirley Pokipala, and Larraine and Martha Pualoa; brother Rodney “Bogo” Keopuhiwa; sister Angeline Chun; 24 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Albert W. Porras Jr.

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 16, 2013
Albert W. Porras Jr., 59, of Mililani, a Board of Water Supply employee, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jason; daughter Jolene Garza; parents Violet and Albert Sr.; sisters Donna Van Osdol, Wanda Galios, Val Jean Porras-Lai and Tina Porras-Jones; hanai brother Joe Timmreck; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Bounma Phanthalasy

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 17, 2013
Bounma Phanthalasy, 88, of Waianae died in Kapolei. She was born in Banehatsaysong, Laos. She is survived by son Boun, daughters Thongsy Manivanh and Phouvieng Chanthakham, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: noon.

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Theresa Doris Pacheco

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 9, 2013
Theresa Doris Pacheco, 49, of Hakalau, Hawaii, died. She was born in Sinton, Texas. She is survived by husband Warren; daughters Belinda Rangel and Christina Reyes; stepson Caleb; stepdaughter Alea; parents Louis and Leona Hill; sisters Carrie and Mary Hill, and Marcy Plenefisch; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Kikuno Okamoto

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 11, 2013
Kikuno Okamoto, 83, of Honolulu, a ceramic artist, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Santa Maria, Calif. She is survived by husband Wilson M., son Gary T., daughter Darcie M. Minami, brother Dr. Akira Tajiri, sisters Yoshino Hasegawa and Haruno Tsuruoka, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Zebulon Eugene Nudson

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 10, 2013
Zebulon Eugene Nudson, 35, of Hilo, a Tesoro Hawaii terminal operator and driver, died at home. He was born in Soldotna, Alaska. He is survived by parents Law-rence and Annette, brother Thor, sister Oralee and grandmother Pat. No services. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 8055, Nikiski, AK 99635.

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Lily Sachiyo Nikaido

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Feb. 8, 2013
Lily Sachiyo Nikaido, 89 , of Arroyo Grande, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a former Armour & Co. employee, died in Arroyo Grande. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Reginald “Nick,” son Miles, daughter Lisa Arakaki, brother Robert Kunihiro, sister Nancy Teragawachi and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Florence Shigeko Nakao

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Jan. 28, 2013
Florence Shigeko Nakao, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Toshiharu, daughter Sharon and sister Alice Oshita. Private services.

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Douglas Asama Nakamura

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 11, 2013
Douglas Asama Nakamura, 83, of Hono-lulu, a retired businessman and an Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fumi A., sons Roy E. and Paul D., brother Mitsu and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Noriko Maeda Morishige

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Jan. 26, 2013
Noriko Maeda Morishige, 91, of Salt Lake, a retired waitress, died. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Randal, daughter Carol Shigemitsu, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Bettie Terue Mishima

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Jan. 26, 2013
Bettie Terue Mishima, 80, of Honolulu, a retired library technician for the Supreme Court of Hawaii, died. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Mark, daughters Liane Takaba and Cheryl Nakai, brothers George and Junji Kawabata, sisters Bernice Shota and Jean Yoshimura, and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Jane Kawahineaumoananuiakea Miguel

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Feb. 7, 2013
Mary Jane Kawahineaumoananuiakea Miguel, 72, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker and former maintenance custodian at the Honolulu Police Department, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by companion Edwin Wofford, sons Frank and Carl, daughters Yolanda Bottomley and Brenda Santos, brother Butch Horde, sister Gloria Gomes and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. Call 896-6483 for information.

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Taliu McMoore

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Feb. 12, 2013
Taliu McMoore, 86, of Honolulu, a groundskeeper, died at home. He was born in Utulei, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Daniel and Henry McMoore, and Jack Maene; daughters Mandy Collazo and Hannah Mascoto; brothers Finagalo and Toetu Matautia; sisters Peka and To’aga; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alice Marie McGovern

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Jan. 30, 2013
Alice Marie McGovern, 95, of Washington, formerly of Waianae, an AARP Waianae chapter employee, died in Redmond, Wash. She was born in Batavia, N.Y. She is survived by sons Michael and Brian, and daughter Elaine Cummins. Services on the mainland.

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Benson Bow Yun Lum

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Jan. 15, 2013
Benson Bow Yun Lum, 90, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran, died in Ho-nolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy, son Marshall, daughter Jade Wong, brothers Milton and Kalfred, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Selma M. Leavitt

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Feb. 16, 2013
Selma M. Leavitt, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Hutchinson Tree Care secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Norwood, Mass. She is survived by son Neal, daughters Nadine Leavitt Siak and Dara C. Leavitt, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Rosita Almora Laureta

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Feb. 12, 2013
Rosita Almora Laureta, 60, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Buguias, Benguet, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose G.; son Jonathan A.; daughter Robelyn Sejalbo; brothers Esteban, Martin and Jimmy Catanes; sister Marcilit Caasi; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

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Thelma Sau Lan Lau

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Feb. 9, 2013
Thelma Sau Lan Lau, 100, of Waipahu, a retired Fort Shafter staffing assistant, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brother Stanley and sister Alice Estrella. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Anna Cathrine Hartung LaMothe

Posted On February 22nd, 2013 -

Jan. 5, 2013
Anna Cathrine Hartung LaMothe, 97, of Santa Barbara, Calif., an artist, died in Santa Barbara. She was born in Salinas, Calif. She is survived by son Pierre, daughters Louise and Michelle, and six grandchildren. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to Daughters of Hawai’i.

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Bok Sun Kim

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Feb. 11, 2013
Bok Sun Kim, 99, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Daejeon, Korea. She is survived by son Seng Woong; daughters Hong Ye, Chun Cha and Suk Ok; 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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