Archive for March 11th, 2013

Abel Amaral

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March 1, 2013
Abel “Buddy” Amaral, 82, of Kihei, Maui, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War and Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sister Gwendollyn Lutey. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waiola Church. Services:11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Barbara Catherine Boyle

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Feb. 26, 2013
Barbara Catherine Boyle, 85, of Kapolei died inKa Punawai Ola. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by son Clayton T., daughters Kathleen M. Odiorne and Mary Colleen Jay, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Katherine Moura Franklin

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Feb. 13, 2013
Katherine Moura Franklin, 94, of Kapolei died in Aiea. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughters Gwendolyn Comer, Phyllis P. Abiva and Geraldine Person; sister Agnes Mactagone; caregivers Florentina Nunez, Cora Lamarca and Debbie Clanton; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10 a.m. Committal services:1 p.m. at National MemorialCemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nancy Sarzuelo Giron

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Feb. 7, 2013
Nancy Sarzuelo Giron, also known as Nancy Bates, 61, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai sons Elmer L., Elcid K. and Elmore Giron; hanai daughters Elaine G., Elmera P.J. and Eliza R.; brothers Robert Abrisce and Conrad Deparini; and sister Nina Stephens. Visitation:9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:9:45 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dora Heller

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March 7, 2013
Dora Heller, 91, of Kahului, Maui, a schoolteacher at Congregation Poale Zedeck, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Siauliai, Lithuania. She is survived by sons Steven and Josh, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services held in Pittsburgh. Donations suggested to Jewish Congregation of Maui, 634 Alulike St., Kihei, Maui 96753. Condolences may be sent to:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Joseph Frank Hunkler

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Feb. 8, 2013
Joseph Frank Hunkler, 66, of Mililani, a retired GE medical engineer and a Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter volunteer and a Navy veteran, died.He was born in New York.No survivors. Private services. No flowers.

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MARYANN HULI KAIWI ISABEL

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MARYANN HULI KAIWI ISABEL
Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away February 20, 2013 at Oahu Care Facility. Born February 24, 1926 in Honolulu. Retired nurses’ aid from Lunalilo Care Home. She is survived by sons, Daniel Kakutani, Samuel Dacosan; daughters, Bernice Kaiwi-Medeiros of CA, Donna (Faifaimalie) Taitaiau of Alaska, Diana (Michael) Tone, MaryAnn (Joseph) Jenks; brother, Adam (Sarah) Kaiwi Sr; sisters, Rose Hirokane, Josephine Laumihi (Steve) Stephens of CA; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grand- children; 10 great-great-grand- children; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday 3/16 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Henry K. Iwasa

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Feb. 16, 2013
Henry K. Iwasa, 75, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii educational specialist in the Hawaiian Language Arts and Culture, died. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life:Noon to 4 p.m. March 24 at deceased’s home. No flowers.

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Walter Johnson

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March 3, 2013
Walter Johnson, 89, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Central Pacific Bank vice president and an Army Air Corps veteran who served as a B-26 Marauder pilot during World War II, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Fresno, Calif. He is survived by sons David and John Walczak; daughters Marchand Green, Cherie Johnson and Susan Bustamante; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services to be held in California at a later date.

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LESLIE T. KAAI

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LESLIE T. KAAI Age 67, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 1, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 3, 1945 in Honolulu, HI. Leslie was a 1965 graduate & ROTC member of Farrington High School. He is survived by mother, Evelyn Kaai; brothers, Kenneth (Vicky) Kaai of NV, Jonathan (Sandy) Kaai, Jaime Kaai; sisters, Portia Alferes, Linda Agcorpa, Stephanie Kaai. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (March 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific, Punchbowl.

Yachiyo Kojima

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Feb. 14, 2013
Yachiyo Kojima, 99, of Aiea died in Pearl City. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons George A. and David H., daughters Janet Kojima and Dora K. Broder, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ngan Kwan Lau

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Feb. 25, 2013
Ngan Kwan Lau, 83, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Lambert and Jeffrey and two grandchildren. Taoist services:10 a.m. Wednesday at BorthwickMortuary, makai chapel. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edwin Yip-Tong Lee

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March 1, 2013
EdwinYip-Tong Lee, 61, of Kaneohe, a maintenance manager, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Kaipo, daughters Sanoe Deaver and Malia Lee, brother Norman, sister Norma and three grandchildren. Celebration of life:5 p.m. Friday at Ulu Mau. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Violet Elena Lyons Limjap

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Feb. 20, 2013
Violet Elena Lyons Limjap, 71, of Wahiawa, a Tamura Market employee in Wahiawa and former employee for Woolworth in downtown Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Eugene; son Kamuela; daughters Renee Tuscano, Jeanne Limjap and Kim Mamiya; brother Wesley Lyons; sister Bertha Pakele; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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BlossomJane KuuleiConchee Love

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March 4, 2013
Blossom Jane Kuulei Conchee Love, 81, of Nuuanu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Joseph, daughters Dara L. Duncan and ValeriL. Love, sister Norma C. Moon and four grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 622 N. Judd St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services:1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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Janice Shizuye Low

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Feb. 1, 2013
Janice Shizuye”Happy Grandma”Low, 86, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Camp 7 Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Glenn, Martin, Lawrence and Milton-Thomas Lopez; daughters Irish Lontayao, Adele-Marie Nakamura, Ann-Miriam Lopez-Hirata and JoanLopez-Bagood; brothers Thomas, Steven, Daniel and Milton Arashiro; sisters Jeanette Akamine, Adele Tsukamoto and Cyrilla Yonehara; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jerome G. Manis

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Feb. 23, 2013
Jerome G. Manis, 95, of Honolulu, a retired sociologist and an Air Force staff sergeant, died. He was born in Albany, N.Y. He is survived by wife Laura G., son Robert E., daughter Lisa N. and sister Frieda M. Rubin. Private services. Donations suggested to Kokua Council c/o Harris Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI96813.

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Genoveva Delos Santos M. Mateo

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Feb. 16, 2013
Genoveva Delos Santos M. Mateo, 82, of Goodyear, Ariz., a retired employee for Diners Drive-In at Waimalu and Goodwill Industries distribution center, died in Arizona. She was born in Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sons Michael, Robert and Maximino “Max” Jr.; daughters Imelda Rios, Angela Gaoiran and Mary Benito; sister Leonarda Ventura; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m.Thursday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual or hot pink attire.

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Joe Daniel McKay

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Feb. 12, 2013
Joe Daniel McKay, infant son of Amela Kaneko and Henson Daniel of Waipahu, died.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by grandparents Susan and McKay Daniel and Kejone and Boklen Kaneko. Visitation:1:30 p.m. Saturday at NuuanuMemorial Park & Mortuary. Services:2:30 p.m.

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Howard Yukio Nakahara

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Feb. 9, 2013
Howard Yukio Nakahara, 60, ofKailua, a retired store manager for Ben Franklin and Blind Vendors Hawaii, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Raquel, daughter Heather and brother Richard. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Evelyn Daniels Nunes

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Feb. 26, 2013
Evelyn Daniels Nunes, 98, of Kula, Maui, a homemaker and plotter in the Women’s Air Raid Division during World War II, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by niece and caregiver Ione Nobriga; nieces Jovena Daniels, Yvonne Cox and Haunani Valente; and four stepgrandchildren. Services:Visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Mission Church in Waiakoa, Kula. Mass:10:30 a.m. Entombment:2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jack Donald Peters

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March 5, 2013
Jack Donald Peters, 96, of Kailua, a retired air traffic control specialist and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua.He was born in Wichita, Kan. He is survived by daughters Diane P. Fallas and Katy P. Maberry, and two grandchildren. Service spending. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Alfred Ramones

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March 5, 2013
Alfred “Freddie” Ramones, 94, of WailuaHomesteads, Kauai, a retired Samuel Mahelona MemorialHospital housekeeping supervisor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Helen, sonRichard, daughter Valerie Blair, sister Flordelisa Longboy, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:8 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church on Kauai. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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James RigneyMurray

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March 1, 2013
James Rigney Murray, 70, of Makawao, Maui, a musician with the Quicksilver Messenger Service, died at home. He was born in New York. He is survived by son Thomas Sult, daughter DaisyGwin and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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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; sons Ronald Jr. and Brannon; daughter Michele R. Spacek; brothers Donald Hoopii and Andrew Jr., Nathan, Reggie and Kealoha Apuna; sisters Eileen Vidinha, Rhonda Tandal, Andrea “Sweetie”Hamasaki, Bernadette Janicki andBernardine Cypher; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Shopo Hall, 1717 Hoe St., Honolulu. Services:11:30 a.m. Additional visitation on Kauai:10 a.m. March 23 at Kauai Baptist Church. Services:11 a.m. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Florence Ching Rocha

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Feb. 25, 2013
Florence Ching Rocha, 81, of Hawi, Hawaii, a Kawaihae Terminals office administrator, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond; hanai son Jeffrey Ching; daughter Florene Kaai; brother Warren Ching; sisters Bernice Lee, DaisyLuke, Sylvia Ching and Eleanor Yu; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission, 55-1104 Akoni Pule Highway, Hawi. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Aniceta Saguibo

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Feb. 14, 2013
Aniceta Saguibo, 86, of Honolulu, a housekeeper, died at home.She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Pat Pascua and Ely Rumbaoa, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church, 48-422 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI96744. Services:10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Tervin T. Sirom

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Feb. 20, 2013
Tervin T. Sirom, 27, of Wailuku, a Denny’s Restaurants dishwasher, died in Wailuku. He was born in Micronesia. He is survived by parents Susana and Otto, brother Terson and sister Blessing. Visitation:2 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Burial to be held in Micronesia at a later date.

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Peter Kawanana Kali Sr.

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March 6, 2013
Peter Kawanana Kali Sr., 63, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a state employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Alberta J.; son Peter “PK”; daughter Clarice K.; brothers Henry and Anthony; sisters Christina Kali, Hyacinth Miller, Gladys Tawata, Carol Edwards and Emma DeCosta; and a grandchild. Visitation:9 a.m. March 30 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa, Kauai. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Edward M. Tanaka

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Jan. 2, 2013
Edward M. “Smiley” Tanaka, 81, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died inPineville, La. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Walter M. and sisters Florence Ishihara and Helen Shiraishi. Private services.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran