Archive for March 27th, 2013

Wol Sun Baek

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March 16, 2013
Wol Sun Baek, 84, of Honolulu died in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by sons Mun Hyon and Kyong Hyon Paek, daughters Song Tabalba and Ae Hyon “Amy” Baek, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Bernaldo “Bernie” Daniel Bicoy

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BERNALDO BERNIE DANIEL BICOY
Age 89, passed away surrounded by his family on March 15, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 24, 1923 in Lahaina, raised on Molokai. Bernie served in World War II and the Korean War receiving 13 military metals of honor including the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor device and Purple Heart. He also served as researcher for the Allied War Crimes Commission in the Nuremburg trials, known to many as the greatest trial in history. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel (JAGC). He later obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri and was head of his own law corporation in Honolulu, dedicating 26 years to helping people. Bernie served as a member in the last Hawaii Territorial Legislature and was involved in creating what we now know as the State of Hawaii and served 2 terms in the State of Hawaii legislature – a distinction held by a select few. Bernie also played a founding role in the creation the Filipino Chamber of Commerce, the United Filipino Council of Hawaii, and the Congress of Visayan Organization (COVO) and in 1975 he was awarded the “Outstanding Filipino Overseas in Law” by the Republic of the Philippines. He is survived by his wife Betty; daughters Fayrene “Renee” Delos Santos (Art), Dawn Marie Bicoy-Stephenson (Rob); sons James Bicoy, Bret Bicoy (Cari); 15 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son Bernie Bicoy, Jr. Please join us in his celebration of life on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Aloha attire. Visitation 9 AM, Services at 11 AM. Burial to follow at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bernie Bicoy Memorial Fund at www.bicoy.com which will benefit Hawaii charities.

Bernaldo “Bernie” Daniel Bicoy

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BERNALDO BERNIE DANIEL BICOY Age 89, passed away surrounded by his family on March 15, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 24, 1923 in Lahaina, raised on Molokai. Bernie served in World War II and the Korean War receiving 13 military metals of honor including the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor device and Purple Heart. He also served as researcher for the Allied War Crimes Commission in the Nuremburg trials, known to many as the greatest trial in history. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel (JAGC). He later obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri and was head of his own law corporation in Honolulu, dedicating 26 years to helping people. Bernie served as a member in the last Hawaii Territorial Legislature and was involved in creating what we now know as the State of Hawaii and served 2 terms in the State of Hawaii legislature – a distinction held by a select few. Bernie also played a founding role in the creation the Filipino Chamber of Commerce, the United Filipino Council of Hawaii, and the Congress of Visayan Organization (COVO) and in 1975 he was awarded the “Outstanding Filipino Overseas in Law” by the Republic of the Philippines. He is survived by his wife Betty; daughters Fayrene “Renee” Delos Santos (Art), Dawn Marie Bicoy-Stephenson (Rob); sons James Bicoy, Bret Bicoy (Cari); 15 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son Bernie Bicoy, Jr. Please join us in his celebration of life on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Aloha attire. Visitation 9 AM, Services at 11 AM. Burial to follow at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bernie Bicoy Memorial Fund at www.bicoy.com which will benefit Hawaii charities.

Paul Exum Blakemore

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March 22, 2013
Paul Exum Blakemore, 95, of Waianae, a Lualualei Ammunition Depot ordinance transporter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alvin K.; daughters Lahaina Jackman, Paulette Simmons and Illinois L. Isaacs; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Maili Beach Park. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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Sayoko Doi

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March 14, 2013
Sayoko Doi, 89, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, co-owner and manager of the former T. Doi & Sons (Doi Store), died at home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ted, daughters Sandra Lynn Uemura and Irma Matsuo, and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Lucy Lola Fielding

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March 11, 2013
Lucy Lola Fielding, 100, of Honolulu, an artist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Washington state. She is survived by son Melvin J., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 3 p.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Charlene Dejionalyn Tuivale Fualaau

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March 24, 2013
Charlene Dejionalyn Tuivale Fualaau, infant daughter of Demarcus Sheeley and Christiana Fualaau of Honolulu, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by hanai parents and godparents Gabriel and Charity Reyes, and grandparents Fualaau and Atalina Fualaau, and Joyce and Johnnie Ray Sheeley. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Waipahu Good Samaritan Worship Center. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Janice Mitsue Kadooka

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Feb. 25, 2013
Janice Mitsue “Jan” Kadooka, 67, of Kailua-Kona, a retired registered nurse at Kona Community Hospital and a seamstress, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Marty Martinez, son Scott, daughters Kimberly Kunitomo and Joy Hamada, sisters June Yukumoto and Mae Oshiro, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Community Church, 74-4889 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona. Celebration of life at noon. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Fumiko Koike

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March 22, 2013
Fumiko Koike, 100, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by sons Roy and Lester, daughters Mazie Kozuki and Alma Yotsuda, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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SATURNINO “SATTY” F. MENDOZA

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SATURNINO SATTY F. MENDOZA Age 60, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 3, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born April 11, 1952 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by spouse, Wilhelmina “Mina” A. Mendoza; daughter, Fretzie Joy Mendoza; brothers, Rogelio “Martin” (Melecia) Mendoza, Angel (Enriquetta) Mendoza, Nestor (Herminia) Mendoza, Venancio (Marissa) Mendoza; 4 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

Jack E. Reich

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March 14, 2013
Jack E. Reich, 91, of Koloa, Kauai, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by sons Kip, Andrew, Keith and Quintin; daughter Alexander Tower; and numerous grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

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Larry Sombelon

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March 24, 2013
Larry Sombelon, 74, of Kahului, retired owner of Larry’s Janitorial Services, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Kamaile A.C., daughters Rochelle “Shelley” Sombelon-McEwen and Desiree “T” Talamai, hanai son Kerry Kamalii, sisters Margaret “Margo” Kaiama and Shirley R. Sombelon, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Ala Lani Church, 50 S. Papa Ave., Kahului. Services: 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ralph Herman Peiler Sr.

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Feb. 25, 2013
Ralph Herman Peiler Sr., 81, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. electrician and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Ralph Jr., Paul, Wendell and Roy; daughter Lenora Alexander; sister Susan Parrish; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Arthur Mamoru Tominaga

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March 8, 2013
Arthur Mamoru Tominaga, 79, of Honolulu, a retired National Mortgage Co. printer, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by sister Evelyn Y. Kirio and caregivers and nieces Suzanne and Carolyn Kirio. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tung Mei Tseng

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March 23, 2013
Tung Mei “Fuyuko” Tseng, 78, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Taipei. She is survived by daughters Cathy “Ching Hui” Tseng and Ching Hsin Duncan, brothers Ching Fa and Ching Yang Lin, sisters Ju and Weh Yao Lin, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. April 3 at Community Church of Honolulu. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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SUNAO UMETSU VIERRA

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SUNAO UMETSU VIERRA
Beloved wife, mother & friend passed away on March 16, 2013. Born in Yamagata-Ken, Japan on March 17, 1937, she is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frank; daughters, Jo-Anne (Jeff) Apana and Shelly (Elden) Esmeralda; sons, Jason (Arlene) and Lyndon (Cris) Vierra; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mom is also survived by brothers and sisters in Japan. Mom excelled in the arts of embroidery, crocheting and sewing. She stood 4’11” and was the backbone of our family-providing strength and support to us, even throughout her illness. Mom never complained and was always concerned for others. We love and miss you, Morn. Until we meet again, Aloha and Sayonara. Dad & kids. Private services.

Eleanor Margeson Warner

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March 18, 2013
Eleanor Margeson Warner, 90, of Kailua, a state government retiree and a Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II, died in Kailua. She was born in Providence, R.I. She is survived by daughters Barbara Schaaf, Beverly Shook and Patricia Warner; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services to be announced at a later date.

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Patricia Kehoe Wessling

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March 22, 2013
Patricia Kehoe Wessling, 79, of Makawao, Maui, formerly of Phillipsburg, N.J., and Falmouth, Mass., a registered nurse, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by sons Clark J. and David R. Fritz; daughters Catharine M. Mannick, Lisa A. Rudd and Teresa A. Wessling; several grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Little Hill Foundation, 61 Ward Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran