Archive for March 14th, 2013

Richard Yoshio Asao

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Feb. 26, 2013
Richard Yoshio Asao, 86, of Kaneohe, a Castle Medical Center custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son AaronMiyamoto and brother Fujio. Private services.

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Candido Duco Baillo

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March 6, 2013
Candido Duco Baillo, 81, of Waipahu, a Philippine Constabulary officer, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Catalina B.; sons Pedro, Lyndon and Ferdinand; daughters Luzvimeda and Ederlina; sister Levy Vargas; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Final services and burial in the Philippines. No flowers.

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“KIMO” JAMES BEDFORD

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KIMO JAMES BEDFORD It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our Beloved “KIMO” James Bedford on March 8, 2013. He leaves behind his beloved wife Jan Bedford, children Todd, Andrea, Sarah, Shawn. Also daughter-in-law Stephanie and grandchildren Tristan, Caitlyn, Emily and Zack. We invite you to share in a celebration of Kimo’s (Jim Bedford) life on Sat. March 16, 2013. It’ll be held at 5230 B Iroquois Ave, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706. Time: 2:00 pm Bring your favorite dish. In honor of KIMO’S memory consider a contribution to The Rotary Club of Kapolei, P.O. 700593 Kapolei, Hawaii, 96709

James Bedford

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March 8, 2013
James Bedford, 64, of Ewa Beach, an accountant, died at home. He was born in Trenton, Canada. He is survived by wife Jan, sons Todd and Shawn, daughters Andrea and Sarah and four grandchildren. Celebration of life:2 p.m. Saturday at 5230 B Iroquois Ave., Ewa Beach. Casual attire. Donations suggested to the Rotary Club of Kapolei, P.O. Box 700593, Kapolei, HI96709.

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Mei Tsu Birkeland

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March 7, 2013
Mei Tsu Birkeland, 60, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by husband Charles, sons Andrew and Eric, brothers Wu Mung Jin, Liu Pao Hong and sisters Wu MeiYan, Pu Shi Fu, Wu Mei Ying, Liu Mei Yu, Wei Zong Shi and Wu Mei Man. Services held. Inurnment to be held on Saturday at Chinese Buddhist Association of Hawaii. Flowers welcome.

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Ethel Kahili Stender Bridges

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Feb. 28, 2013
Ethel Kahili Stender Bridges, 94, of Hauula, a homemaker, died in Kahuku. She was born in Hauula. She is survived by sons John Worthington and Charles and Ambrose Bridges Jr.; daughters Lois Lee, Winifred Miller, Gail Suzuki and Kamaka Tuia; brothers Walter Kamalolo and Oswald, Robert and Stanley Stender; sisters Henrietta Nihipali, Dorothy Padeken and Hermina Stender; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Ken Chen

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Feb. 23, 2013
Ken Chen, 90, of Honolulu, a retired chef, died in a private care home. He was born in Shanghai. He is survived by sons Allan, Gary and Jimmy, and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Matsue Chikazawa

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Feb. 25, 2013
Matsue Chikazawa, 92, of Kaneohe, a store clerk, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dennis and Steve, daughter Ginny Kimata and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Yuen Tai Chin

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Feb. 17, 2013
Yuen Tai Chin, 97, of Honolulu, a retired dressmaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Yin Ping County, Guangdong Province, China. She is survived by sons William and Wallace, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Michael James Dwyer

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March 6, 2013
Michael James Dwyer, 49, of Kapaa, Kauai, formerly of Delmar, N.Y., a UPS driver in New York, died at home. He was born in Albany, N.Y. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Michael Jr., Tanner and Matthew; daughters Tabitha and Alexis; parents Michael and Gail; brothers John, Christopher, James, Terence, Thomas and Timothy; sister Tracy Wheeler; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. today at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial at a later date in New York. Casual attire.

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Faustino Cereno Fines

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March 5, 2013
Faustino Cereno Fines, 97, of Honolulu, a retired landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosario G. “Sayong,” daughter Lilia Cachuela, sister Oliva Gasmen and a grandchild. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Services:10:15 a.m. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online Condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Emily Saffery Hall

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March 9, 2013
Emily Saffery Hall, 88, of Kailua, a bartender, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons David K. Mensa, Wayne Birtodaso, William Buchan and Patrick Hall; daughters Lucille Aguilar and Davelyn Monalim; brothers Kenneth and Carl Saffery; sister Phoebe Saffery; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Monday at Keolu Hills Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1461 Kanapuu Drive, Kailua. Services:10 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences:www.BorthwickOahu.com.

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William Tokuichi Higa

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Feb. 20, 2013
William Tokuichi Higa, also known as “Willie”and “Bill,” 84, of Honolulu, a HawaiianMiso and Soy Co. owner and an Army veteran, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hisako C.; sons Alvin T. and Harold M.; daughter JeanH. Kop; brothers Roy, George and Ronald; sisters NancyIsa, Marjorie Okimoto and Rena Higa; and two grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi GardenMortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fumie Ikari

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March 5, 2013
Fumie Ikari, 93, of Pearl City died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Tenshin, China. She is survived by sons Norikiyo andTakakiyo, daughters Sallie andKimiko Hall, sister Sumie Hiiro, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Samuel Saburo Ishida

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March 6, 2013
Samuel Saburo Ishida, 78, of Honolulu, a retired salesman for construction equipment companies and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born inKoloa, Kauai. He is survived by son Craig T., brothers Arthur M. and Allen E., sister Rose Ikeda and two grandchildren. Private services.

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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 custodian, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Noah Jr., Thomas Sr. and LarrySr.; daughter Willien Kapihe; sister Lulu I. Enos; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an published obituary Tuesday.

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Glenn Kearns

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Feb. 22, 2013
Glenn Kearns, 89, of Hilo, a retired architect, died in PohaiMalama Hospice of Hilo. He was born in Santa Clara, Calif. He is survived by sons Gary and Michael, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Walter Kaimiola Kotrys

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Feb. 28, 2013
Walter Kaimiola Kotrys, 49, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Army National Guard member and a veteran of operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brandonn Kealiinohomoku and Chad Kotrys; brothers Tom, Larry and Kahea; sisters Noe Hoohuli and Mel Keliikipi; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: noon March 23 at Zablan Beach, Nanakuli.

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BERT TUNG YET LOO

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BERT TUNG YET LOO Age 82, of Honolulu, HI, passed away March 7, 2013 in Honolulu. Born January 1, 1931 in Honolulu, HI. A retired postal service supervisor with United States Postal Service, and also a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Shizuko Loo; brothers, Lawrence Loo, Raymond Loo; sisters, Harriet Chang, Rose Ono; 4 grand- children; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (March 17) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 20) at National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual Attire.

AMBROSIO GANTALA MALVAR

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AMBROSIO GANTALA MALVAR Age 72, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 8, 2013 in Aiea, Hawaii. Born December 7, 1940 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Elenor A. Malvar; sons, Nelson (Annette) Malvar, Carlito (Rufina) Malvar, Gilbert (Livia) Malvar, Ambrocio (Margie) Malvar, Jr., Allan (Nellie) Malvar; daughter, Felgrace Malvar (Rony Ganal); brother, Prudencio Malvar; sister, Ines Castillo; 17 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sun. (3/17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service: 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Mon. (3/18) at St. Joseph Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu) Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Suzanne F. McQuade

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March 11, 2013
Suzanne F. McQuade, 57, of Haleiwa died in Honolulu. She was born in England. She is survived by husband Neal Brooks and parents Kenneth and Patricia. Private services.

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Rosa Luana Misiafa

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Feb. 14, 2013
Rosa Luana Misiafa, 55, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Apia, Samoa. She is survived by husband Momoli F.; sons Moega Jr. and Fusi; daughters Sieni Espinosa and Luana Misiafa; mother Katerina Fatupaito; hanai mother Mika’i Silipule; brothers Joe and Victor Misiafa, Fiu Taligi and Tausagi Saletele; and sisters Kenzie, Delilah, Rosa L., Peseta L., Margaret and Christina. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Edith Momoyo Mukawa

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Feb. 19, 2013
Edith Momoyo Mukawa, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Visitors Bureau statistician, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Cyrus S., Wesley H., Craig H. and Riki N.; brothers Albert H., Clifford T. and Paul T. Araki; sisters Nancy “Chisan”Kunichika and Glorian”Mari”Kunioka; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:4 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Chad Nielsen

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March 2, 2013
Chad Nielsen, 8, of Kihei, Maui, a Kihei Elementary School second-grader, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Logan and Elise, sister Cairo and grandparents Troy and Dianna Nielsen, Darrell Peck and Sheila Eoff. Services held.

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Ignacio Narceda Noble

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Feb. 10, 2013
Ignacio Narceda Noble, 103, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hickam Air Force Base sheet metal mechanic, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Luna, La Union, Philippines. He is survived by sons Albert, Melvin and Brian; daughters Vivian Orlando, Linda Perez and Velma Salvador; brother Jose; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yoshiye Oda

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Feb. 12, 2013
Yoshiye Oda, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stephen and Carl, brothers Haruyuki and Fred Kamemoto, sister Violet Matsumura and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Sumi Watanabe Okawa

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March 8, 2013
Sumi Watanabe Okawa, 96, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii speech instructor and state Department of Education teacher at Aiea and Pauoa elementary schools, died in Manoa Senior Care. She was born in Stockton, Calif. She is survived by daughter Gail Y., son Benn S., caregiver/daughter-in-law Judy Okawa and two grandchildren. Visitation:2 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Takeo Ota

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Feb. 19, 2013
Takeo Ota, 100, of Mililani, a retired mason, died inKaneohe.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Duke and Guy, daughter Carol Hirano, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Thomas Fred Palmer

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March 2, 2013
Thomas Fred “Tom” Palmer, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died at home.He was born in Forrest City, N.C. He is survived by wife Betty P.; sons Thomas and Tracy Palmer, and David McGlone; daughter Kristen McGlone; sister Libby Rushings; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Remedios Bartolome Prais

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March 6, 2013
Remedios Bartolome Prais, 63, of Wailuku, a food court attendant for Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center and Maui Market Place, died at home.She was born in Laoag, Philippines. She is survived by husband Michael; daughter Michelle Prais; brothers Mariano, Manuel and Bonifacio Bartolome; and sisters Julia Corpuz, Valeriana Dela Cruz and Presentation Castillo. Visitation:10 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, Maui.

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