Archive for March 26th, 2013

Jovito Riberal Alcantra

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Feb. 25, 2013
Jovito Riberal Alcantra, also known as “Joe” and “Kuming,” 80, of Honolulu, owner of JRA Construction, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Aida N.; sons Vincent and Chito; daughters Joy Sahagun, Alma Caberto and Aida Paulin; former wife Bessie Alcantra; brother Lito; sisters Nora Alcantra, Andrea Benitez and Francisca Tapat; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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WOL SUN BAEK

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WOL SUN BAEK Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away March 16, 2013 at Liliha Healthcare Center. Born April 15, 1928 in South Korea. She is survived by sons, Mun Hyon (Sukie) Paek, Kyong Hyon (Un Mi) Paek of South Korea; daughters, Song (Robert) Tabalba, Ae Hyon “Amy” Baek; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday 3/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Serviliano Bantilan

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March 9, 2013
Serviliano Bantilan, 83, of Riverbank, Calif., a retired Moffett Field electronics technician, died in California. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Marceline; sons Bradford and Brian; daughter Leayne Bantilan-Trubell; brothers Martin, Alex and Willie; sisters Mary Camacho, Fely Atay and Loretta Ridella; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Rogelio Barayuga

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Feb. 17, 2013
Rogelio “Rogel” Barayuga, 89, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. sakada, died in Wahiawa. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Florentina T. “Floring”; daughters Andrea Barayuga, Ruthy Cuaresma, Debra Agoo, Cristina Llewellyn and Teresa Shepherd; brothers Mariano and Atanacio; sisters Marcelina and Daria Barayuga, Cesaria Antonio, Biba Bumatay and Felicidad Fabro; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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James Keheakamana‘ookaleookalani Beckley

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March 9, 2013
James Keheakamana‘ookaleookalani Beckley, 74, of Hilo, an American Hawaii Cruises teacher and storyteller, and an Abigail Kekaulike Kawananakoa Foundation resource for hula, Hawaiian language and kupuna programs, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was also an Army National Guard veteran. He was born in Maunaala, the Royal Mausoleum, Nuuanu. He is survived by wife Theresa K., five stepchildren, sister Frances Ohelo and 24 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Services: 11:30 a.m. Additional visitations: 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. April 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. April 2. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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SHIRLEY MARIE BOMKE-CRADDOCK

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SHIRLEY MARIE BOMKE-CRADDOCK Age 81, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 14, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born October 20, 1931 in Kilauea, Kauai. Born at the Kilauea Plantation Hospital on Kauai to Bill and Lila Bomke of Lihue Plantation. Employed as an Intelligence Research Specialist at the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army, Hawaii and U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters at Fort Shafter for 34 years, as a civil service employee. She is survived by son, Robert Craddock; daughter, Carol Ann Melvin; 4 grandchildren, Patrick, Greg, Kikiana, and Nalu. No service. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

June Asako Caravalho

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March 6, 2013
June Asako Caravalho, 79, of Pearl City, a teacher assistant at Our Lady of Good Counsel School, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Palmer Bramschreiber, Pearl Mariani and Joyce Won; sister Helen Takaesu; and seven grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Debra Jean Ching

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Feb. 20, 2013
Debra Jean “Debbie” Ching, 60, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Kai Early Learning Center preschool teacher, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ryan, Clifford and Brandon; mother Dorothea Nathaniel; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Wilfred Sin Fu Chu

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March 8, 2013
Wilfred Sin Fu Chu, 78, of Kailua, a retired First Hawaiian Bank vice president, died in Kailua. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janice L., son Carter J., daughters Colleen J. Vincent and Carla J. Chu, sister Patricia Ho, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences borthwickoahu.com.

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Jeremiah S. Espina

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March 13, 2013
Jeremiah S. Espina, 77, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Talcom employee and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian “Lee,” son Jeremy Kalani, daughter Aleta Bain and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charles Lee Giddens

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Feb. 14, 2013
Charles Lee Giddens, 66, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter and an Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died on Kauai. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beverly K. “Bev” Sakai-Giddens; sons Howard J. “Ikaika” Giddens and Imiloa J. Sakai-Giddens; daughters Kananiokaaina C. “Kanani” Giddens Hulama and Puanani P. Giddens Cortez; mother Cecilia K. Lindo; brothers Marshall E. “Hutso” and William H. Giddens, and Paul K. Lindo; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, maka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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JOHN KALANI GONSALVES

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JOHN KALANI GONSALVES Age 54, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 12, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born October 21, 1958 in Hawaii. Head custodian at Barbers Point Elementary School for 33 years. Ambassador of Aloha. He is survived by wife, D. Lynn Gonsalves; son, John “Kalani Boy” (Ashley) Gonsalves, Jr.; daughter, Erica-Lyn (Steve) King; 4 grandchildren; brother, Moses Gonsalves of Big Island; step-mom, Violet Gonsalves of Big Island; many family members. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Yoshio Hayashi

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March 5, 2013
Yoshio Hayashi, 80, of Honolulu, a retired graphic designer and artist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Leslie; brothers Susumu, Kenneth, Stanley and Larry; and sisters Sue Ellen, Kathleen and Ruth. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Makiki Community of Christ, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Friends of the Library of Hawaii. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Elisa Florendo Joaquin

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ELISA FLORENDO JOAQUIN 98, of Honolulu, a retired school teacher peacefully went to meet her Creator on March 18, 2013. She was born and raised in Bauang, La Union, Philippines by her father who was an engineer and a lay Protestant minister and her mother, a teacher & a business woman. She was one of 11 siblings. Nora Florendo Lorenzana, who lives in the Philippines, is the lone survivor. She taught English and Drama in the Philippines and Baltimore, Maryland for over 50 years before retiring to Honolulu in 1981. She graduated from the Univ. of the Philippines and earned her Master’s degree in Education in the U.S. She was the Society Editor of a popular newspaper, The Evening Herald, in the Philippines. She loved to direct school plays and write poetry for which she won numerous awards. She published many poems including a book of poetry about her family, friends and her observations on life. She was an active member of the Honolulu Filipino community, including the La Union Circle of Hawaii, the Maharlika Toastmasters Club and a longtime Member of Central Union Church. She is survived by her sons Rodolfo, Donato Jr, Nicanor, Doel, daughter Elizabeth Fitz-Patrick, 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on March 27, 2013.at Central Union Church., 1660 S. Beretania Street. Interment will follow immediately after at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations to Central Union Church may be made in lieu of flowers.

Lawrence Kupanihi Aki Jr.

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Feb. 19, 2013
Lawrence Kupanihi Aki Jr., 79, of Henderson, Nev., an aerospace engineer and Air Force veteran, died in Henderson. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai daughter Monica Hupp; brother Francis K. Sr.; sisters Inez Aki, Emmaline Kaailau, Juliet Tankersley, Violet Lung and Mary Huihui; and two hanai grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools campus. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Dionicio G. Galon Jr.

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Feb. 22, 2013
Dionicio G. “Don” Galon Jr., 69, of Honolulu, an Army retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Stella; sons Troy, Michael and Mark; daughters Charity and Loyal; brothers Ronald and Douglas; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Thomas Kaoru Kono

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Feb. 10, 2013
Thomas Kaoru Kono, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery lab technician and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Kazuo and Stanley S. Private services.

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Theodore Kazuo Kubota

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Jan. 5, 2013
Thoedore Kazuo “Ted” Kubota, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Times Super Market administrator and purchaser and an Army veteran, 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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Satoyo Takenaka Kurihara

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March 16, 2013
Satoyo Takenaka Kurihara, 89, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband James, sons Isaac and Daniel Iida, daughter Sharon Richards, sister Tokiko Tada, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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James N. Kuritani

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March 13, 2013
James N. Kuritani, 86, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Keaau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mieko, daughter Kathleen Sakamoto, sister Ruth Ota, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Time Lea’e

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Feb. 24, 2013
Time Lea’e, 52, of Wahiawa, a retired Oahu Community Correctional Center chief, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aunuu, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Memmo; sons Timothy and Petelo; daughter Princess; mother Fia Tautolo, brother Maava; and sisters Meleane Salanoa, Lofi Esera, Taeao Laapui, Penina Lea’e, Lotoalofa Tautolo and Fenuinuivao Taumua. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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CHIEF TIME LEA’E

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CHIEF TIME LEA’E
Age 52, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 24, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 12, 1960 in Aunu’u, American Samoa. A retired chief at Oahu Community Correctional Center. Also a deacon at Solid Rock Fellowship Assembly of God. He is survived by wife, Memmo Lea’e; sons, Timothy Lea’e, Petelo Lea’e; daughter: Princess Lea’e; mother, Fia Tautolo;’ brother, Maava (Flo) Lea’e; sisters, Meleane Salanoa, Lofi (Filipo) Esera, Taeao (Soloi) Laapui, Penina (Lawrence) Lea’e, Lotoalofa (Amosa) Tautolo, Fenuinuivao (Tanu) Taumua. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 28) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (March 29) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

HARRY YOUNG KUN LEE

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HARRY YOUNG KUN LEE March 14, 2013 Harry Young Kun Lee 93, of Honolulu, a retired banker with First Hawaiian Bank died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He is survived by wife Frances S.; daughters Deborah (Warren) Saito, Lori (Eugene) Kim; grandchildren Cherise Saito, Reid (Laura) Saito, Trey Saito; sister Pauline Chapman, brother Robert Lee. Private services.

Nancy T. Magoon

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Feb. 26, 2013
Nancy T. Magoon, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Canada. She is survived by son Keoki II, daughters Denise Parker and Caprice E. Magoon, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortary. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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MARGARITA INES MANGRUBANG

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MARGARITA INES MANGRUBANG Age 105, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 23, 2013 in Waianae. Born January 28, 1908 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son, Rodi (Leonila) Mangrubang; daughters, Pacita M. (Pedro) Corpuz, Virginia I. Mangrubang 15 grandchildren; 28 great- grandchildren; 8 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (April 1) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Robert T. Murakami

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Feb. 17, 2013
Robert T. “Bob” Murakami, 87, of Honolulu, retired jeweler and owner of Federal Jewelry Inc., died in Honolulu. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yaeko; son Craig; brothers Tsukasa, Kiyoshi and Yoshiki; sisters Hatsuko Yamamura, Michiko Higa and Yoshiko Murakami; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Marion K. Oshiro

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March 1, 2013
Marion K. Oshiro, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Medical Service Association medical claims clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by husband Hideo, sons Brian and Wayne, daughters Gail Yama and Corinne Uyeno, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Stanley Fred Pekar

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March 18, 2013
Stanley Fred Pekar, 60, of Honolulu, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Santa Monica, Calif. He is survived by brother Paul and sister Melissa Francis. Private services. No flowers.

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Yolanda Ranche Ragasa

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March 11, 2013
Yolanda Ranche Ragasa, 53, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Hale Kupuna Heritage Home nurse, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. She is survived by husband Felymar P.; brothers Glenn, Wayne and Erwin Ranche; and sisters Jocelyn Ranche, Maribel R. Perez and Lailanie R. Marquez. Visitation: 6 p.m. April 5 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines.

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Pearl Mabel Keaona L. Rapozo-Santos

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March 21, 2013
Pearl Mabel Keaona L. Rapoza-Santos, 91, of Anahola, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by daughters Marleen Lawhorn and Daisy Fujimoto, sister Gladys Christian, seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Koolauhui‘ia Protestant Church, Anahola. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at the church cemetery.

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