Archive for March 19th, 2013

Zaul Manuel Acevedo-Gonzalez

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March 13, 2013
Zaul Manuel Acevedo-Gonzalez, 40, of Wailuku, an Army explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 10th Mountain Division and a Transportation Security Administration explosive specialist at Kahului Airport, died in Wailuku. He was born in Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Kat DeGuzman-Acevedo, son Angel Acevedo, daughter Nancie Acevedo, mother Carmen Gonzalez and brother Rey Cotto. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial: noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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John Tamatoa Baker

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March 10, 2013
John Tamatoa Baker, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired naval shipyard sheet metal worker and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Tamatoa and John A., daughters Luana and Roxanne, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Evelyn Espiritu

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March 9, 2013
Evelyn Espiritu, 62, of Waimanalo, a retired Castle Medical Center nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by mother Margaret; brothers Rudy, Anthony and Phillip; and sisters Nancy and Lucy Antonio. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Helga Miriam Frankel

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March 7, 2013
Helga Miriam Frankel, 88, of Honolulu, a community volunteer and researcher, died. She was born in Germany. She is survived by son David K., sister Rita Kugler and a grandchild. No services.

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Carla Napua Kekuewa Freitas

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March 3, 2013
Carla Napua Kekuewa Freitas, 74, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired park ranger at Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, died at home. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Wilfred, Loren, Michael and Kawika; daughters Kaui, Noe and Kehaulani Freitas, and Joby Crichton; brothers Wayne and Zadoc Kekuewa; sisters Ruby Kahoonei and Patricia Imai; 33 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Honaunau. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Calogero Gambino

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March 7, 2013
Calogero Gambino, 77, of Honolulu, a senior vice president at GECC Financial Corp. and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Palermo, Italy. He is survived by wife Maria, son Anthony, daughter Rosa Gambino-Young, brother Salvatore and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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JEANETTE MIEKO (SAKAI) GOOD

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JEANETTE MIEKO (SAKAI) GOOD
Mar 14, 1939 to March 19, 2008 Five years have now passed and my memories of Jeanette are stronger than the day she died. No one person could have given more of themself than Jeanette. She was a devout family member, routinely demonstrating her mettle to do what was right for her family, regardless of the time and effort it took to meet her personal satisfaction. This was shown for birthdays and all holidays during the year, but particularly the Christmas/New Year season. Jeanette was sought out by many due to her good deeds such as babysitting children at the drop of a hat; tutoring high school students in preparation for graduation; and gladly giving of her time in listening to others. Perhaps her most stunning achievement was rearing our children alone for more than six years during my military career for which she will never receive ample recognition. May God bless you Jeanette. I, along with Alissa, Stanley, and David, including their children, miss you so very, very much. She and our first born, Stephanie, are at peace in Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu HI.

Ruby Caroline Tuzon Gouveia

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March 7, 2013
Ruby Caroline Tuzon Gouveia, 68, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Ronald and Russell, daughter Ronette, brothers Ramsey and David Tuzon, sisters Mary Domingo and Alice Miyazono, caregivers Vanessa Tuzon and Larry Hutchins, and two grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Haliimaile Scout Hall, behind Haliimaile Ball Park Gym. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ronald Seian Ikehara

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March 2, 2013
Ronald Seian “Ron” Ikehara, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Enoa Trolley bus driver, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Derek and Neil; daughter Lynette Kau; brothers Kenneth and Ricky Ikehara, and Ken Nohara; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Albert Joseph Deleconio Jr.

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March 13, 2013
Albert Joseph Deleconio Jr., 70, of Maile, a retired American Airlines system programmer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Lela P.; daughters Patrice Carlton and Suzanne Neal; brothers Thomas, Steven and Dennis; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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John Kamuela Naeole Jr.

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March 11, 2013
John Kamuela Naeole Jr., 77, of Wailuku, a retired Hawaiian Bitumuls & Paving Co. dispatcher and an Army veteran, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mildred L.; daughters Jadelyn Kaapana-Moses, Davina Pisoni and Liliea Kiaaina; hanai daughters Racquel Caires, Martha Goodhue-Kaili and Lei Kanamu; sister Pumehana Cobb-Adams; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kings Cathedral. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Perfecto L. Lopez

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March 11, 2013
Perfecto L. Lopez, 95, of Kahului, a retired Libby, McNeill & Libby truck driver, died at home. He was born in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Cee, Ernie and Tony; daughters Judy Moniz and Josie Stalls; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Josephine Lorenzo

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Feb. 23, 2013
Josephine “Joping” Lorenzo, 70, of Kalapana, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Pineapple employee and former Mass Transit Lines bus driver on Oahu, died at home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by brothers Augustine “Ben” and Domingo; sisters Bevencia V. Agbulos, Berlina Mindoro and Evelyn Delos Reyes; and numerous hanai sons, hanai daughters and hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes on Sunday; see family for more information. Casual attire.

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John R. Lovell

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Feb. 25, 2013
John R. Lovell, 80, of Honolulu, a sales and installation technician and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Washington. He is survived by wife Marilynn A., daughters Kimberley A. Von Wiegandt and Jacquelyn M. Rodrigues, sister Sara Green, hanai brother Phillip Chee, hanai sister Brenda Chee, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Patricia McNulty

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Feb. 2, 2013
Patricia McNulty, 74, of Kaneohe died in Hawaii. She was born in Lawrence, Mass. She is survived by sister Joanna McGuirk. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Dr. Rev. James F. McNulty Scholarship Fund at Merrimack College, Andover, Mass. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Brenda Joyce Morishige

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Feb. 17, 2013
Brenda Joyce Morishige, 69, of San Diego, a Marine Corps Community Service Recreation Center assistant manager, died in San Diego. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael T. Sr.; son Michael T. Jr.; daughter Gina M. Morishige-Bernardo; mother Sally A. Masamune; brothers Nelson and Russ Masamune, and Brian Maeda; sisters Faith Miyashiro and Janice Ritchie; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. at the cemetery.

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Natsumi Morita

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Feb. 25, 2013
Natsumi “Phyllis” Morita, 91, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Rodney; daughters Marian Hattori, Gail Inoue and Elaine Teraoka; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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ALLAN H. RENTON

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ALLAN H. RENTON
Allan H. Renton of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at age 87. He was born in Honolulu on January 4, 1926, the son of Allan Renton and Floria Lachmund Renton. He is survived by one sister, June Renton Chambers, and his wife, Doris Davis Renton, plus his son, Allan D. Renton, daughter, June Renton, and granddaughter, Christine Renton Christensen. Growing up in Honolulu, Allan attended Punahou School until WWII erupted on December 7, 1941, which caused his parents to send him and his sister to the Mainland for safety and further schooling. After graduating from Tamalpais School for Boys in San Rafael, CA, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on a ship monitoring weather stations in the Pacific until his honorable discharge in 1946. Later he decided to pursue degrees in Chemistry and Business Administration so he moved to the California Bay Area to begin his studies at Menlo College in Menlo Park. While there he met his future wife Doris Davis of San Mateo. They married after his graduation and then set up housekeeping in Oakland, CA. so Allan could enroll at the University of California Berkeley. When he graduated in 1949 with a B.S. degree they moved to Honolulu and Allan began working for Hawaiian Gas Products. It was founded by his father in 1919 and became one of the oldest industrial companies in Hawaii, dealing mainly in industrial and Medical gases. In 1954 the name was changed to Gaspro, Ltd. Following his father’s death in 1974, Allan decided to sell the business while forming a new company, maintaining land ownership, in 1979. HGP, Inc., which later became Lenakona Development, Ltd., was managed by him along with son, Allan D. Renton. The Renton family ties to Hawaii went back to 1864 when Allan’s great-grandfather, James Renton, traveled from Nova Scotia, Canada and settled in Kohala, Hawaii where he rebuilt and managed the Union Sugar Mill. This early interest in Hawaii sugar was carried on by Allan’s grandfather, George Fullerton Renton, who moved from Kohala to Oahu and became manager of the Ewa Plantation in 1898 followed by his son, George F. Renton, Jr., in 1921 until 1937. As an avid golfer, Allan was a member of Oahu Country Club for a number of years. Later he joined Waialae Country Club where he enjoyed playing with many friends including the “Happy Hackers.” Also, as a member of the Pacific Club, Allan spent his lunch hours playing cribbage with friends in the card room. He will be remembered by family and friends alike for his joyful nature and love of storytelling. While he was involved with and supported many local charities and organizations, Allan favored Kapiolani Hospital/Medical Center, where he served on its Board of Directors for 26 years. The family requests that those wishing to honor Mr. Renton’s memory may send donations to Kapiolani Health Foundation, 55 Merchant St. 26th floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. Attention: Jeffrey Pederson.

Grace Kimiye Sato

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March 6, 2013
Grace Kimiye Sato, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Vernon K. Jr. and Glenn S., daughter Sharon C.S. Tamayoshi, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Chikashi Shigemura

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Jan. 2, 2013
Chikashi Shigemura, 100, of Honolulu, an Amfac building material salesman, died in Kuliouou. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Shawn, daughter Sheila Scarlett, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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Jennie Himena Patricia Timmins

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March 8, 2013
Jennie Himena Patricia Timmins, 80, of Kihei, Maui, a professional musician, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Ronald, Edward and Robert Sensano; daughters Pamela Blum, Claudine Lum, Sonnie Jean Augustin and Janice Harrell; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at 220 Noe St., Kihei.

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Mitsuo Ushijima

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Feb. 15, 2013
Mitsuo Ushijima, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Ushijima Couch Factory employee, died in a private care home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Yoshi-mitsu and Jensen. Private services.

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Florence Bonilla Vinluan

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March 2, 2013
Florence Bonilla Vinluan, 86, of Paauhau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua, Honokaa. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Leslie and Kevin, daughter Barbara Bugado, sisters Mary Rosa and Margaret White, 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Carl T. Watanabe

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March 8, 2013
Carl T. Watanabe, 73, of Aiea, a retired Federal Aviation Administration employee, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joyce T.; son Mark K.; daughter Ann K.; sisters Irene Fujii, Marion Nishijo, Susan Kennelly and Karen Henthorne; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Services: 3:30 p.m. Private inurnment.

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Keith Mamoru Yamamoto

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March 2, 2013
Keith Mamoru Yamamoto, 82, of Pearl City, a retired Pfizer sales representative and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nancy T.; daughters Teresa Sakurada and Sheila Yamamoto; brothers George, Richard and Steven; sister Gladys Salles; and a grandchild. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Arthur Y.H. Young

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March 4, 2013
Arthur Y.H. Young, 63, of Indianapolis, a forklift operator, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jennifer; son Justin; daughter Allison Weinkein; brothers Bertram, Glenn and Edmund; and sister Nora Worsham. Services on the mainland.

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Norman Tadashi Yukuno

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Feb. 14, 2013
Norman Tadashi Yukuno, 67, of Keopu, Hawaii, a retired Sears Roebuck & Co. mechanic, coffee farmer and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Stanley, Edward, Wayne, Leslie and Jerry. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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