Archive for February 27th, 2013

Colonel Kaimi Pakele

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Feb. 14, 2013
Colonel Kaimi Pakele, 56, of Kahaluu, a heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by wife May; sons Ben and Colonel “Kaimi” Jr.; daughters Coleene and Ivalynn Pakele, Jennifer Seales, and Christine Mello; brothers James “Kea,” John “Mia” and Allan Pakele, Quintin Gohia, and James “Sonny” Laemoa; sisters Trini Hough, Gwen Higa, Haunani Witsch, Eva Kong, Johnsie Kodama and Norinne Vierra; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialp

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Gregorie Ventic Valdez

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Feb. 2, 2013
Gregorie Ventic “Mary” Valdez, 88, of Waianae died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by sons Alipio F. Jr., Roland, Rodney and Gary; daughters Stella Montero, Shirley Valdez, Sheila Herlandiz, Sandra Horner and Susan Mayer; brother Jude Ventic; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Joseph F. Souza Jr.

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Feb. 12, 2013
Joseph F. Souza Jr., 83, of Honolulu, a retired Army sergeant first class, died in Gresham, Ore. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lorraine; sons Charles, John, Mark, Paul and James; daughters Mary Gagne, Starlette Bauer, Celeste R. Souza and Carolyn Conner; brother Edward; sister Elsie Furtado; 32 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Haruko Seida Shimatsu

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Feb. 20, 2013
Haruko Seida Shimatsu, 94, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Kelly, daughter Kathleen Okamoto, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Coleen Ruth Apuna Rivera

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Feb. 19, 2013
Coleen Ruth Apuna Rivera, 62, of Kahakuloa, Maui, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald Sr.; sons Ronald Jr. and Brannon; daughter Michele Rivera Spacek; brothers Donald Hoopii, and Andrew Jr., Nathan, Reggie and Kealoha Apuna; sisters Eileen Vidinha, Rhonda Tandal, Andrea “Sweetie” Hamasaki, Bernadette Janicki and Bernardine Cypher; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Additional services to be held at a later date on Oahu and Kauai. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Gail Ann Paris

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Feb. 21, 2013
Gail Ann Paris, 72, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Century 21 real estate agent, died at home. She was born in Utah. She is survived by son David Carscadden, daughter Kimberly Lugar, brother Garth Jones, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 to 6 p.m. March 7 at Lydgate Park Pavilion. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Unity Church, Kauai Humane Society or Kauai Hospice.

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Aliyana Malulani Orellana-Santana

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Feb. 25, 2013
Aliyana Malulani Orellana-Santana, infant daughter of Jose F. Orellana and Natasha Santana of Kailua-Kona, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Francisco I. and grandparents Natalie Santana, Virginia Miranda and Hunberto Orellana. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa, Hawaii. Mass: 11 a.m.

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Frank Harrison Neizman

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Feb. 12, 2013
Frank Harrison Neizman, 86, of Haiku, Maui, a fisherman, died in Haiku. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Thomas “Champ,” Charles “Bobo,” Frank “Chu Chu” and Robert “Bear”; daughters Linda “Chak Chak,” Ramona “JoJo,” Kelcy “Sweetheart” and Theresa “Honeygirl”; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services pending. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Yoshiro Nakamura

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Feb. 14, 2013
Yoshiro Nakamura, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Chiyo; daughters Jill Nakayama, Jan Yamauchi and Joy Beal; brother Goro; sisters Michiko Nakamura and Haruyo Kakimoto; and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Julia Nabeshima

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Feb. 10, 2013
Julia Nabeshima, 77, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital nurse, died at home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband Genzo; sons Philip, Raynard and Neil Sr.; daughter Danette Fujii; brothers Stanley, Roy, Dennis, Leon and Louie Buduan; sisters Gail Agular and Charmane Chu; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m.

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William Henry Muragin

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Feb. 17, 2013
William Henry Muragin, also known as “Bill” and “Russian,” 86, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Iron Works welder and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Waikii, Hawaii. He is survived by son Clifford and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Bonnie Bell Marcella

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Feb. 9, 2013
Bonnie Bell “Mrs. Q-Ball” Marcella, 85, of Haleiwa died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael Ford and daughter Sydney Peiler. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Dora Kanani Lactaoen

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Feb. 21, 2013
Dora Kanani Lactaoen, also known as Dora Kanani Lactaoen Keliikoa, 71, of Waimea, Hawaii, a senior care center nurse aide, died at home. She was born in Hono- lulu. She is survived by sons Robert, Guy and Lee Keliikoa, and Les, Jay, Joseph and Jacob Lactaoen; daughters Maria Benali, Robin-Lyn Lopez, Naomi Clark and Jeneal, Celeste, Tania and Kelsey-Lyn Lactaoen; 29 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph K. Kahale Jr.

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Feb. 18, 2013
Joseph K. Kahale Jr., 66, of Honolulu, a retired engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by companion Viola M. Rivera and brothers Arthur Keale and Arthur Kahale. Private services.

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Albert Takayuki Hayashi

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Feb. 14, 2013
Albert Takayuki Hayashi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired supply technician at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War and a Purple Heart recipient, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Harrison, daughters Susan Hayashi Ho and Annette Hayashi, sisters Alice Fujinaka and Dorothy Kotaka, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Chance Evans Foulk Jr.

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Feb. 22, 2013
Chance Evans Foulk Jr., also known as “CJ” and “Little Chance,” 1, of Kailua-Kona died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Tasha Kolo and Chance Foulk Sr.; brother Kouaikane; sisters Tiare, Kiele and Lilia; grandparents Naomi Camacho, Nicholas Taniguchi and Mary and William Foulk; and great-grandparents Barbara Camacho, Nicholas and Nancy Taniguchi, Nancy Evans, Ronald Evans and William and Barbara Foulk. Private celebration of life. Call 895-8481 for information.

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Robert Earl Boyd

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Feb. 21, 2013
Robert Earl Boyd, 59, of Paia, Maui, a landscaper, died at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by sons Donald, Bobby, John and Willy Saltiban; daughters Alia Tesorio and Anna Lisa and Alicia Sinenci; sister Susan; companion Patricia Johnson; and 20 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kuau Cove, Paia.

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Caridad Erice Batulayan

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Feb. 14, 2013
Caridad Erice Batulayan, 82, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons William Jr. and Wilson; daughters Carwilia Damaso, Visitacion Ibanez and Modesta Baldovino; sisters Juanita E. Castillo, Leonarda E. Batulayan and Martina E. Kabig-ting; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Rudy R. Alao

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Feb. 12, 2013
Rudy R. Alao, 59, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Kauai County scale attendant and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Jensen and Gerald; brothers Dennis, Larry, Eric, Quintin, Gaivin and Vincent; and sisters Lydia Schornach, Rena Ulanday, Janice Gusman, Norma Alao and Zelda Alvarado. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

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Patricia Ann Aki

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Feb. 5, 2013
Patricia Ann Aki, 59, of Aiea, a Roberts Hawaii tour bus driver, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Christopher C., stepmother Tsuneko, brothers Gary and Darrell, sister Abby Kamai, stepbrother Norio Thomas and hanai sister and caregiver Lorna Fredeluces. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No floral wreaths. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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GWEN AKUTAGAWA KOMETANI

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GWEN AKUTAGAWA KOMETANI
Age 73, of Pearl City passed away Feb 9, 2013 at St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. She was a retired Dept of Health Administrative Assistant. She is survived by her mother, Doris Akutagawa, daughter Nadine Kometani-Oura (Robin); sons, Douglas Kometani (Lorna) and Nathan Kometani; brother, Ralph Akutagawa (Ardeth), 9 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3rd at Thurston Chapel, Punahou School Services 10:30 a.m. Casual attire, No flowers


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