Archive for March 12th, 2013

Leon Bergman

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Feb. 21, 2013
Leon Bergman, 85, of Honolulu, a retired insurance adjuster, Leon Bergman & Co. accountant and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medcial Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Tolza, daughters Karen Jones and Kathie Christsensen, brother William and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Paul Matthew Bonanno

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Feb. 28, 2013
Paul Matthew Bonanno, 58, of Hilo, a retired executive chef at Harrington’s Restaurant, died. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Lynn Workman, son Sir Lovey and sister Pamela Previch. Graveside services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mauna Kea Memorial Park.

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Rick Kaulaokalani Botelho

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Feb. 10, 2013
Rick Kaulaokalani Botelho, 50, of Honolulu, a New Hope East Shore pastor and a National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Racie; sons Ryne, Rustyn and Rycen; parents Herbert and Mary Lou; brother Chris; and sisters Jolyn Dydasco and Tracy Botelho-Read. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Rick Botelho Memorial Fund at Bank of Hawaii. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmnortuary.com.

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Henry C.H. Chu

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Feb. 21, 2013
Henry C.H. Chu, 89, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor foreman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Corinne W.Y.C., sons Wendall K.C. and Kent C.K., daughters Mavis S.Q.C. Chong and Donna S.L. Chu, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, Judd St. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Julia Ann Cosser

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Jan. 25, 2013
Julia Ann Cosser, 90, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., a secretary and TV copywriter, died. She was born in Salina, Kan. She is survived by daughters Susan Erne and Christine Cosser, and a grandchild. Interment in Kailua pending. Donations suggested to Salina Education Foundation, Smokey Hill Museum or Shriners Hospital.

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Alfredo Almazan Dela Cruz

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March 5, 2013
Alfredo Almazan Dela Cruz, 85, of Honolulu died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by companion Lolita Talbo; sons John, Jessie and James; daughters Yolanda, Ligaya, Violeta, Adelfa, Mila and Leomar; brother Louie; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

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Frank Farias

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Feb. 22, 2013
Frank Farias, 91, of Honolulu, a city Parks and Recreation employee and an Army veteran, died in San Antonio. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Susan Perry, Janet Bailey, Mary Goetz and Cheryl Monroe; stepsons Harold and Joseph Kailihiwai; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Beverly Moneypenny Fisher

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Feb. 28, 2013
Beverly Moneypenny Fisher, 87, of Kaneohe, an accountant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Bergen, N.J. She is survived by sons Eric and Kirk, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Francis Seichi Futagawa

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Feb. 28, 2013
Francis Seichi “Sunny” Futagawa, 83, of Honolulu, a retired plumber and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Neill and Verne Futagawa, and Greig Nakamura; brother Masayoshi Nakamura; sister Irene Shinsato; and five grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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Randy Allen Gambill

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Feb. 28, 2013
Randy Allen Gambill, 48, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Gold Course foreman at Kukio Golf and Beach Club and former Honokaa High School basketball coach, died at home. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Desiree; sons Christepher and Chace Gambill, and Joseph and Jeremiah Rivera; daughters Zerin and Nelly Gambill, and Zerica Bell-Gambill; brother Bronson; sisters Shirley DeRego and Lana Incillio; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahilu Town Hall, Waimea. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

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Segunda Gandalera

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Feb. 21, 2013
Segunda “Goding” Gandalera, 77, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired housekeeper and former employee of Kona Surf Hotel, Kona Bali Kai Resort and C&W Maintenance, died at home. She was born in Captain Cook. She is survived by sons Pedro Gandalira, and Augie and Henry Gandalera; daughters Catherine LaMarco and Frances Garcia; hanai sons Lino Sebastian and Keone Case; brothers Eugene and Paul Pancho; sisters Jane Pancho and Bobbi Pemberton; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Honaunau. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Nancy Sarzuelo Giron

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Feb. 7, 2013
Nancy Sarzuelo Giron, also known as Nancy Bates, 81, 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Jane Miyoko Hamamoto

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Feb. 23, 2013
Jane Miyoko Hamamoto, 95, of Honolulu, a retired preschool teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Joyce Verdugo, Louise Komata and Wilma Muneoka; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Maryann Huli Kaiwi Isabel

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Feb. 20, 2013
Maryann Huli Kaiwi Isabel, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Lunalilo Care Home nurse aide, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel Kakutani and Samuel Dacosan; daughters Bernice Kaiwi-Medeiros, Donna Taitaiau, Diana Tone and MaryAnn Jenks; brother Adam Kaiwi Sr.; sisters Rose Hirokane and Josephine L. Stephens; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edwin Takeo Iwata

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Feb. 1, 2013
Edwin Takeo Iwata, 77, of Pearl City, a retired Continental Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chon Sun Martinez Iwata; sons Kurtis, Darryl and Jason; daughter Leslie Mihara; brother Clarence; sister Sally; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Waianae Hongwanji. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Charles Lennox Jr.

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Feb. 28, 2013
Charles Lennox Jr., 91, of Haleiwa, a retired principal at James Campbell and Kapaa high schools, and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Granada, Colo. He is survived by wife Gladys A.; sons Charles III and Kaoni Lennox, and Kevin and Kyle Farm; daughters Susan Burrows, Laurie Dunn and Maile Raske; sister Mary Jo; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. today at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Urn burial: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Hattie Kauai Kalama

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Jan. 28, 2013
Hattie Kauai Kalama, 92, of Waianae, a former Waianae Elementary School teacher, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Noah Jr., Thomas Sr. and Larry Sr.; daughters Emma K. Luna and Willien Kapihe; sister Lulu I. Enos; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Andrea A. Macalma

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March 7, 2013
Andrea A. Macalma, 96, of Honomu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Andrew Pascual, and George and Merlin Macalma; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Elsie Tatsumi Maekawa

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Feb. 21, 2013
Elsie Tatsui Maekawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government reporter at Schofield Barracks, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Shigeo, sister Marilyn Caruthers and caregivers Lorraine Lau and Erlinda Ferrer. Private services.

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Robert Masami Ota

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Feb. 23, 2013
Robert Masami Ota, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii vice president and retired dean of tropical agriculture at the University of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen G., sons Ronald B. and Russell A., daughter E. Ann Nishimoto, sister Maude S. Kasuya and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha or casual attire.

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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 wife Virginia M., daughters Diane P. Fallas and Katy P. Maberry, and two grandchildren. Services pending. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Hernando Ugale Ramos

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Feb. 7, 2013
Hernando Ugale “Boy” Ramos, 59, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Susan C., son Kristopher, daughter Jackie, sister Henie Raquinio and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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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 Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, 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, 1614 Monte St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Antje Paula Shelton

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Feb. 14, 2013
Antje Paula Shelton, 79, of Honolulu, a Cen Pac Realty Realtor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Rostock, Germany. She is survived by daughter Monica Feliciano, brother Dieter Reimers, half brother Helmut Reimers and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Thursday at Elks Honolulu Lodge, Waikiki. Services: 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Barbara Hideko Shimabuku

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Feb. 23, 2013
Barbara Hideko Shimabuku, 86, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by daughter Adele Barres, three brothers, four sisters, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Wayne Kalei Waiolama Sr.

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Feb. 14, 2013
Wayne Kalei Waiolama Sr., 65, of Waianae, a retired security officer at Sheraton Resorts Makaha and Waikiki, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife JoAnn “Anna Kaleiahihi”; sons Crayton, Wayton, Wayne “Ballz” Jr., Duane Sr., Duane “Ipo” Jr., Kelena, John, Ikaika and John Wayne Waiolama, and Andy Combis, Wayne and Jacob Kauwe, and William “Hamma,” Samuel and Michael Hanawahine; daughters Wayndee Goff, Ruby Keawe, and Nita “Baby Dolly,” Nafeesah, Jemima, Joscelyn, Jazmen and Leialoha Waiolama, and Jeanette, Wilma and Charisse Hanawahine; brother Glenn; sisters Sharleen Uyeno, Charlotte Kahalewai, Paulette Lane and Wainani Waiolama; and 39 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Randal Sylva

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March 5, 2013
Randal Sylva, 82, of Kailua, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel technician and retired Army staff sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Patricia J., son Randal A., sister Vera Demello and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach.

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Toshimasa Tando

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March 7, 2013
Toshimasa “Toyan” Tando, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Vanier Graphics pressman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice S., brothers Tsutomu and Herbert, and sister Harue Tanabe. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Harue Morishita Wilhide

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Jan. 24, 2013
Harue Morishita Wilhide, 76, of Kailua, a Palm Tree House manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sagamihara-shi, Japan. She is survived by daughter Sandra Larsen and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Louis Wong

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March 1, 2013
Robert Lewis “Ah Choi” Wong, 76, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired flight catering truck driver for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, died at home. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janie L.K., daughter Jennifer W. Hise, brother Lawrence, sisters Alice M. Wong and Maile Batalome, and a grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Hawi Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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