Archive for March 18th, 2013

JAMES IWAO HIRAI

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JAMES IWAO HIRAI Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away March 3, 2013 at Maunalani Nursing & Rehab Center. Born June 23, 1918 in Kauai. Original member of the 100th Infantry Battalion. He is survived by sons, Earl Hirai, Alan (Daphne Ikeda) Hirai, Calvin Hirai; daughter, Pamela Hirai 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 3/23 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Committal service 9:30 a.m. Monday 3/25 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

Toyoko Ajifu

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Feb. 19, 2013
Toyoko Ajifu, 86, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Waiahole. She is survived by son Michael K.; daughters Laura M. Fok, Sharon Y. Gibo, Aileen Y. Ogimachi and Lois M. Shimada; 10 grandchildren; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Patricia Crosetti

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March 9, 2013
Patricia “Pat” Crosetti, 93, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Guthrie, Okla. She is survived by son Jerry, daughters Juli Damazo and Lani Kahawaii, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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LINDA KAREN BIERIG (FREITAS DEMELLO)

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LINDA KAREN BIERIG (FREITAS DEMELLO) Age 61 of Honolulu, died March 5, 2013 at her home in Nanakuli. Mrs. Bierig was born in Honolulu and a long time resident of the Waianae Coast. She was a homemaker for most of her life and enjoyed the beach. She is survived by her beloved husband, Bobby Bierig of Okeene, Oklahoma; daughter, Christine Karen of Nanakuli and son, Anthony Harris (Tammy Malau’ulu) of Waianae; Stepson, Casey Bierig of Okeene, Oklahoma; Stepdaughter, Angel Bierig Dewitt of Okeene, Oklahoma; 5 Grandchildren, DeAnn Hall, Dwayne Hall Jr., Alana, Akoni, and Alekanekalia Harris and 2 Great Grandchildren, Diamond Holbron-Kealoha, and Emily Pimental; 4 sisters, Memory (Taulua) Pesamino, Bernadette (Homer) Keliiwaiwaiole, Norma Jean (Lonnie) Snyder, Patricia (Darrell) Yamane; brothers, Keoki (Kawehi Lum) and Kepa (Lindsey Kasperowicz); nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Linda (MaMa) loved her family and the outdoors. Her passion was the beach and enjoyed picking beach shells and fishing. She was a loving mother and wife; outgoing and free-spirited. Memorial services will be held on March 23, 2013 from 10am – 3pm at Lualualei beach park (Middle Park) in Waianae. Scattering of ashes will be held at sunset at Makaha Beach.

MarianMomoyo Hironaga

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Feb. 19, 2013
Marion Momoyo Hironaga, 87, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in South Kona. She is survived by husband Edwin M.; sons Mark, Lance and David; brothers Kazuo, Hideo and Teruo Maruyama; sisters Fusano Harai and Carol Hanaoka; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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ByronLopaka Tadashi Hoxie

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Feb. 28, 2013
ByronLopaka Tadashi Hoxie, 33, of Ewa Beach died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Robert and May, sisters Nicole Ah Sue and Crystal Hoxie, and grandparent William. Services:11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Christian Church, 91-1130 Renton Road, Ewa Villages. Casual attire.

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Ronald LeRoy Moreno Jr.

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March 6, 2013
Ronald LeRoy “Ronnie” Moreno Jr., 37, of Kapaa, Kauai, a personal assistant to Bobby Moreno, died at home. He was born in Huntington Beach, Calif. He is survived by father Ronald Sr., mother Marion, sister Alicia Villarreal and grandparents Delores Moreno and Wanda Haight. Services to be held in California.

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Sarah Kapoli Kamakea

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Feb. 11, 2013
Sarah Kapoli Kamakea, 76, of Waianae, a retired special education bus driver, died in Aiea. She was born in Kona. She is survived by husband John K. III; sons George Jr. and Felecito Rivera, and Wayne Kamakea; daughter Ruby Rellin; brothers Peter Kamealoha and William Panui; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services:10 a.m. Saturday at Da Ku’s Hale, 89-543 Pohakunui Ave., Nanakuli. Lei welcome. No wreaths.

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William Robert Knupp

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Feb. 7, 2013
William Robert Knupp, 62, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii teacher, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by wife Lani, brother Keith and sisters Susan Riley and Patricia White. Private services.

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Dick Koji Konno

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March 4, 2013
Dick Koji Konno, 70, of Kahului, a Wailea Beach Resort purchasing director and an Army veteran, died at home.He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife June Y., son Darren, sister Sandra Tokihiro and two grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary in Wailuku. Services:11 a.m. Reception at mortuary to follow. Private burial to be held at a later date. No flowers.

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Theodore Kazuo Kubota

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Jan. 5, 2013
Theodore Kazuo “Ted” Kubota, 75, of Honolulu, a retired TimesSuper Market administrator and purchaser, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna F., sons Kerric and Cory, sisters Doreen Yuen and Eloise Kubota, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Tadashi Kunimoto

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Feb. 14, 2013
Tadashi Kunimoto, 84, of Kailua, a retired Federal Aviation Administration and M&E Pacific professional engineer, died at home. He was born in Kapapala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife ElizabethN.; sons Lloyd M. and Brent F.; daughter Laverne Y. Baker; brothers Edward, Walter, Earl and Richard Kunimoto; sister Violet Sakuda; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Rui Qoing Liang

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March 6, 2013
Rui Qoing Liang, 101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by daughter Shao Min Ung. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Kiyoko LillianMatsumoto

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Feb. 19, 2013
Kiyoko Lillian Matsumoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Kenny’s counter clerk, died. She was born in Halaula-Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Roy S.; daughters Sharon E. Maekawa, Laverne K. Sugamoto and Pauline A. Mashima; sisters Norie Uyeda, Yurie Takai and Elaine A. Yamashita; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Liliana Faith Long

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March 6, 2013
Liliana Faith Long, infant daughter of Sarita McKee and Peter Long Sr. of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brothers Peter Jr. and Kaisen Loyola; sisters Nicole L., Kortney and Illeana Long, and Daycee Lei and Saydee McKee-Haalilio; grandparents Rosalinda Ambrosio, Steve McKee, Mary Ann and Marc Fried, and John and BJ Long; and great-grandparents Margret, Tony and Barbara Long, and Roberta and Reid McKee. Private services.

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Larry S. Maeda

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Feb. 23, 2013
Larry S. Maeda, 72, of Honolulu, a retired accountant for IBMand Diamond Bakery as well as an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bruce; brothers Ronald, Herbert and Charles; sisters Myrtle Goo, Jean Mitsuzawa, Doris Ogawa and Winifred Kakazu; and a grandchild. Private services.

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DOLORES ESPEJO MIRAN

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DOLORES ESPEJO MIRAN
Age 83, of Ewa, Hawaii, passed away February 27, 2013 in Honolulu. Born December 21, 1929 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Laurito Miran; sons, Larry (Darlene) Miran, Laurito “Lawrence” Miran, Jr., Richard Miran, David (Jo-Ann) Miran; daughters, Elsie (Robert) Munetake, Lily (Royce) Ynigues, Doris Duque of CA; 11 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 22) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa); Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Sadato Miyashita

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March 7, 2013
Sadato Miyashita, 91, of Hilo, a retired Meadow Gold Dairy employee in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sueko Sue, son Wesley, daughter Lynne Furutani, brother Kazuaki, sistersSayako Hirose and Amy Matsunaga, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Irene M.L. MoodyNelson

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March 12, 2013
Irene M.L. Moody Nelson, 72, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James; daughters Desiree Soares, Shabri Yuen and Princess Rodrigues; brother Leandro Abat; sister Barbara Simmons; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Emiko Phillips

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Feb. 14, 2013
Emiko Phillips, 82, of Waipahu died. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by husband Edward R.; son James; daughters Terry Ann Tamekazu and Mary Ann James; sisters Fumie, Kazuyo and Ikuyo; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Larry D. Roper

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Feb. 3, 2013
Larry D. Roper, 68, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines employee, died in Kapolei. He was born in Lincoln,Neb. He is survived by wife Claudia “Haole” Kaahanui-Roper; sons Dean Kaahanui, Larry Dean and Larrin Roper, and Misioka Tauiliili; hanai sonJason Wise; daughters Charlotte, Charlene and Elizabeth Roper; hanai daughters Precious Rhodey and Cherelle Rivera; and 11 grandchildren. Services:9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Pentecostal Full Gospel Assembly Church.

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Nobuko Sawada

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March 3, 2013
Nobuko “Jo” Sawada, 86, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Hattie seamstress, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center.She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband James, son Alden, brothers Sadaki and Noboru Fujisawa, sisters Michiko Yahata and Kiyoko Tokuoka, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Anita J. Steigerwald

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Jan. 31, 2013
Anita J. Steigerwald, 67, of Honolulu, a retired KHET graphic artist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Micah K. and Peter P., father Walter T. Nomura, brother Andrew Nomura and sister Faith Burgess. Visitation:11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela St.. Services:noon. Aloha attire.

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TERESA CAABAY VALDEZ

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TERESA CAABAY VALDEZ Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 20, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born June 17, 1926 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Member of San Antonio Association, and Narvacan Association. She is survived by husband, Zacarias D. Valdez; sons, Zacarias Valdez, Jr., Reynaldo “Rey” (Florence) Valdez; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ronald H. Yogi

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March 1, 2013
Ronald H. Yogi, 65, of Kaneohe, an owner of Slow Poke Fishmarket and retired King Intermediate School teacher in Kaneohe, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Peggy, son Kevin, daughters Shannon Yogi-Lee and Megan Yogi, brothers Elbridge and Glenn, and sisters Sanae Kato, Shirley Ho and Charlene Yogi. Visitation:5:15 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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LillianMichiko Yoneda

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Feb. 24, 2013
Lillian Michiko Yoneda, 76, of Honolulu, a retired central files department associate at First Insurance Co., died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in South Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by a nephew and a niece. Private services.

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