Archive for April 3rd, 2013

Leonora Curammeng Albayalde

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March 31, 2013
Leonora Curammeng Albayalde, 92, of Lihue, a news reporter at The Honolulu Advertiser and a court interpreter, died at home. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brother William L. Curammeng Sr. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private burial.

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Irmanette Ballutay

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Feb. 21, 2013
Irmanette “Netta Naki” Ballutay, 59, of Wailuku, a former housekeeper and laundry attendant at Pioneer Inn, died at home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by sons Leroy Jr. and Landon Cadorna, and Lynden Ballutay; daughter Louise Villanueva; father Lani D. Naki Sr.; brothers Manuel Kawaha, Raymond Ortiz, Edyngton Sr. and Mark Naki, and John Kaalakea Jr.; sisters Jennie Naki-Biga and Gwendolyn Naki-Kaauwai; hanai brothers Ben Hoopai and Independence Kaohelaulii; hanai sister Barbara Kalama; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Launiupoko Beach Park, Lahaina. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Marjorie Ann Bixby

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March 16, 2013
Marjorie Ann Bixby, 66, of Honolulu, a minister, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband the Rev. Gary L.; sons Bobby, Richard, Bernard and Christopher Kumuhone, and David Bixby; hanai daughter Sabrina Rusin; brothers Bulla Lepen, Richard Murton and Domingo Jr., Randall, George and Charles Rio; sisters Martha Kamaka and Madeline Agualo; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services: 7 p.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Rufina Delos Santos Frades

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Feb. 21, 2013
Rufina Delos Santos Frades, 94, of Auburn, Wash., died in Washington. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Simeon Prades and Catalino Prades Sr.; daughters Mercita Ramirez, Rebecca Arreola and Aida Martinez; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Beatrice Michiko Fukuoka

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March 7, 2013
Beatrice Michiko Fukuoka, 88, of Waipahu, a retired clerk at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Alvin and sister Edith Y. Fukeda. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waipahu Hongwanji Church, 94-821 Kuhaulua St. Casual attire.

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Gemma Pasquini Galati

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GEMMA PASQUINI GALATI Gemma Pasquini Galati, 84, died peacefully on March 20, 2013 in Honolulu. Gemma was born August 2, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Eustachio and Maria Pasquini. Gemma graduated from South Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1946 and met Nick Galati a few years later. In 1952, Gemma and Nick were married. They soon moved to Bradford, PA with their young family. In addition to raising three children, Gemma owned and operated GiGi, a women’s clothing store. Family and friends were Gemma’s passion and delight. She was a great cook and loved to entertain, and frequently hosted parties that everyone enjoyed. Gemma and Nick moved to Hawaii in 1988. She became a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic minister for many years. She was an active volunteer and fundraiser for Project Respect and a member of the Malia Hoku O Ke Kai Senior Hula Halau. Her faith and God’s love guided her life. Gemma was a creative and inquisitive person whose interests and talents ranged from art to computers. She created portraits and still life paintings in both watercolors and acrylics, and was an avid Mac user. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, playing cards and board games. In May of 2006, she moved to Kahala Nui and was active and involved in the community. She enjoyed her many friends. Gemma was predeceased by her husband Nick and daughter Marisa. She is survived by her son Vito, daughter in law Rayna, and granddaughter Allie of Honolulu; and daughter Jai and grandson Nick Fenjves of Pacific Palisades, CA. She also leaves behind many loving relatives and friends. There will be a memorial mass at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa Street on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00am. A reception will follow at the Star of the Sea Activity Room. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Legacy of Life Hawaii, 405 N. Kuakini Street, Suite 801, Honolulu, HI 96817

Akira John Ishikawa

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March 19, 2013
Akira John Ishikawa, 93, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. plantation truck driver and utility driver, died in Honolulu. He was born on Ulupalakua Ranch, Maui. He is survived by son Lloyd, brothers Tony and Maka, and sisters Satoku Yamada, Nancy Motoyama and Yoshie Saito. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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George Kaoni Panui Jr.

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Feb. 20, 2013
George Kaoni Panui Jr., 77, of Pearl City, a retired captain at Young Bros. and Hawaiian Tug & Barge, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice; son Gary; daughters Georgette and Gwen; brothers Edward “Bro,” Paul “Lani” and Charlie; sister Jenny Gomes; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl St., Honolulu. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Franklin Viernes Maruquin

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March 2, 2013
Franklin Viernes “Iling” Maruquin, 82, of Ewa Beach, a Yacht Club Knolls retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Cornelia A.; sons Warlito, Ruben, Bernard and Jesse; daughters Aida Fernandez and Eleanor Ramos; brother Reynaldo; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Aileen T. Ojano

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March 28, 2013
Aileen T. Ojano, 63, of Hilo, an insurance agent, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Donn Sr., son Donn “DJ” Jr., daughters Stacy Ojano and Natasha Ke, brothers Clyde and Melvin Matsunaga, and sister Elaine Oba. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Henry Yasuichi Okuda

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March 19, 2013
Henry Yasuichi Okuda, 93, of Wahiawa, a Wahiawa Builders retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Beatrice A., son Harris Y., daughter Jerrilyn Y. Segawa, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Marie G. Olsen

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March 31, 2013
Marie G. Olsen, 91, of Wailuku died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard and Leonard, hanai brother John Gomes, 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Lunch to follow in the funeral home dining area. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jacqueline Oxiles

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March 3, 2013
Jacqueline “Jacque” Oxiles, 67, of Wahiawa, a state Department of Public Safety Corrections Division employee, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Michele Oxiles-Venne; brothers Orlando, Jonathan and Terrence; sisters Valerie Leverenz and Amanda Pope; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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John-Eric Parinas

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March 14, 2013
John-Eric Parinas, 35, of Eleele, Kauai, an ITT information technology technician, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by parents Nestor and Avelina, brother Jay and grandparents Alvaro and Beatriz Serapio. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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JOAN “TITANG” AGRAVANTE PICO

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JOAN TITANG AGRAVANTE PICO Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 11, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born April 8, 1926 in Cebu, Philippines. A member of the Ewa Plantation Singers, and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church Choir. She is survived by sons, Melvin (Christina) Pico, Leland (Norma) Pico, Vernon “Ricky” (Lorna) Pico; daughters, Gale V. Daclison, Cynthia (Chuck) Miller; sisters, Sophie (James) Victoria, Esther (Dado) Daclison; 17 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 9) at Immaculate Conception Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Esminio V. Ramones

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March 12, 2013
Esminio V. Ramones, 86, of Kapolei died in Aiea. He was born in Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife Cristina; sons Mario, Romeo, Manuel and Jovencio; and daughters Norma Garcia, Aida Rosete, Amelia Calling, Ethel Fernandez and Fe Holzer. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maile Jean Repetti Rogers

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Feb. 26, 2013
Maile Jean Repetti Rogers of Aiea died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John and mother Angie Repetti. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Convent Church, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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RICHARD “KAZU” KAZUYUKI SUZUKI

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RICHARD KAZU KAZUYUKI SUZUKI Age 73, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 21, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born July 8, 1939 in Paia, Maui. He liked to wear his strange hat while playing golf at Makalena Golf Course everyday. He is survived by wife, Ethel M. Suzuki; son, Alan (Soyoung) Suzuki; daughter, Richelle (Roy) Takara; brothers, Harry (Janet) Suzuki, Roy (Caryl) Suzuki; sisters, Lorraine (John) Stringfellow, Eleanor (Gerald) Machida, Betty (Richard) Fujiwara, Sally (Francis) Suda; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sat. (4/6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service: 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK

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RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK
March 21, 2013 Raymond Vincent Tiwanak, age 91, of Pearl City, an Army veteran and retired jet engine master mechanic of Pan American Airways died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai and raised in Kakaako. He also resided in Damon Tract, John Rodgers Civilian Housing Area-3, and on Noelani Street in Pearl City. He was skilled in the art of Central Hawaiian Activity-3 Kenpo and boxing, and was a retired member of the Pan American Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Kalei Paele; and brothers, Marino (Vivian), Robert (Molly) and Stanley (Dorothy). He is survived by sons Eugene N. (Mary Juanita); Eric K. (Gail); daughter Eileen P.; sisters Gladys Sevener (Alan); and Thelma (Thomas) Ligsay; family Rizalino (Barbara) Tolentino; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass and Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Diamond Head Cemetery, at 12:45 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK

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RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK March 21, 2013 Raymond Vincent Tiwanak, age 91, of Pearl City, an Army veteran and retired jet engine master mechanic of Pan American Airways died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai and raised in Kakaako. He also resided in Damon Tract, John Rodgers Civilian Housing Area-3, and on Noelani Street in Pearl City. He was skilled in the art of Central Hawaiian Activity-3 Kenpo and boxing, and was a retired member of the Pan American Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Kalei Paele; and brothers, Marino (Vivian), Robert (Molly) and Stanley (Dorothy). He is survived by sons Eugene N. (Mary Juanita); Eric K. (Gail); daughter Eileen P.; sisters Gladys Sevener (Alan); and Thelma (Thomas) Ligsay; family Rizalino (Barbara) Tolentino; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass and Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Diamond Head Cemetery, at 12:45 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Natalie Diane Tunoa

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March 26, 2013
Natalie Diane Tunoa, also known as “Deedee,” “Puna” and “Diana,” 66, of Wailuku, a retired security officer in the Hale Makana o Waiale community, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by former husband Faamanu A., son Tony, daughters Tammy M. and Trixy Y., brother Harold Ornellas, sister Annette Smith, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Edgardo Ullero Ujano

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March 16, 2013
Edgardo Ullero Ujano, 53, of Waipahu, a Hau Tree Lanai restaurant waiter, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Imelda; sons Bryson and Brandon; daughters Chantelle and Bernadette Ujano, and Sherlyn Albis; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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