Archive for April 4th, 2013

Luisa Zunajo Arellano

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March 19, 2013
Luisa Zunajo Arellano, 87, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Crispin, Venancio, Johnny, Gabino Jr. and Esteban; daughters Faye Agno and Marina Bolibol; brothers Elpidio and Manuel Zunajo; sister Leonora Basug; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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AUDREY PRATT BLISS

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AUDREY PRATT BLISS Audrey Pratt Bliss passed away in Lake Forest, California on March 9, 2013. She graduated from Punahou School and the University of Colorado. In Nov. 1945, she married Walter Bliss who had attended the University of Colorado at the same time. Audrey and Walter remained in Honolulu until 1991 when they moved to California. She is survived by her husband Walter; two children, Web Bliss and Wendy Martin; four grandchildren, Keeley Bliss, Tracie Martin, Todd Martin, Tyler Martin; her brother, Dickson Pratt; and her sister, Vonnie Turner.

Coy V. Brown

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Dec. 14, 2012
Coy V. Brown, 97, of Kailua, a retired teacher at Hilo and Washington intermediate schools and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Anderson, Ala. He is survived by daughters Carole Mills and Cathy Sullivan, sister Violet Todd, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Keolumana United Methodist Church, Kailua. Interment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Restituto Urmeneta Costales

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April 2, 2013
Restituto Urmeneta Costales, 90, of Lanai City died in Lanai Community Hospital. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Magdalena; sons Restituto, Randal and Henry; daughter Cassandra Tamashiro; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at the family home, 344 Ilima Ave., Lanai. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lanai. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ants Eert

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March 22, 2013
Ants Eert, 89, of Kihei, Maui, an engineering consultant for a pulp and paper mill, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Harjumaa, Estonia. He is survived by wife Malle, sons Michael and William, and daughters Linda Ray and Jane Eert. Private celebration of life.

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ELEANOR K.L. FERN

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ELEANOR K.L. FERN Age 102, of Honolulu, passed away March 12, 2013 in Honolulu. Born June 7, 1910 in Honolulu. Retired Registered Nurse from Leahi Hospital. She is survived by daughter, Rae Tang; brother, Joseph Chun; sisters, Florence Diamond, Faith Inouye, Jeannette Naki, Grace Chun, Lily (Winchell) Lee; grandchildren, Cindan Tang, Eric (Stacy) Tang, Sharon Backman, Fern Yoon. Private services were held.

Alden Asao Iha

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March 22, 2013
Alden Asao Iha, 46, of Honolulu, a plasterer and cement mason, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Elsie K. Iha Sakai; brother Jon T.; sister Michelle R.; and stepsisters Lorna Loui, Penny Nakamura and Audrey Higa. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Thomas Kaiawe

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March 7, 2013
Thomas Kaiawe, 90, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator supervisor and pilot for Hamakua and Kohala sugar companies, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kaohe, Hawaii. He is survived by son Thomas G.; daughters Elizabeth Freitas, and Evelyn and Jane Kaiawe; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Holualoa, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Kona Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Toshio Kaichi

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March 28, 2013
Toshio Kaichi, 93, of Aiea, a retired tour driver, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Florence, son Lester, daughter Gail Hamada, brother Setsuo, sister Misao Uyeda, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Harry Minoru Kaneshiro

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March 21, 2013
Harry Minoru Kaneshiro, 76, of Honolulu, a retired federal probation officer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Lily; son Kolin; daughter Lisa Teri Chang; brothers Wallace and Charles; sisters Ethel Serikaku, Ellen Hisao and Carol Naipo; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Valentina Lang Lui-Kwan

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March 20, 2013
Valentina Lang Lui-Kwan, 92, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Benedict, Ivan, Gregory, Timothy, James, Randal and Alexander; daughters Anne Akaka, Valerie Lui-Kwan and Nicola Giardina; 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Rosary and services: 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Mary Chieko Masuda

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Feb. 26, 2013
Mary Chieko Masuda, 85, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mitsuo, sons Glenn and Burt, brother Stanley Yoshida, sister Helen Fukuda and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Marian Namiko Munekata

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March 16, 2013
Marian Namiko Munekata, 91, of Cuba, Mo., formerly of Bel Air, Md., and Honolulu, a retired secretary for the city Planning Department and R.M. Towill Engineering, and an administrative assistant at Victoria Ward Ltd. in Hawaii, died in Cuba. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Jeff and two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Christian Church, 45-416 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Burial: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Immanuel Christian Church, 45-416 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744.

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Mary Louise Obina

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March 26, 2013
Mary Louise “Mary Lou” Obina, 81, of Hauula, a telephone operator, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Gilbert J.; sons James F., Jovit J. and Paul V.; daughters Pearl T. Bothelo, Vena L.K. Marks, Tina M.P. Paaaina and Lindsey Fay Obina-Kaneakalau; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joan Agravante Pico

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March 11, 2013
Joan Agravante “Titang” Pico, 86, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Cebu, Philippines. She is survived by sons Melvin, Leland and Vernon “Ricky”; daughters Gale V. Daclison and Cynthia Miller; sisters Sophie Victoria and Esther Daclison; 17 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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ESMINIO V. RAMONES

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ESMINIO V. RAMONES Age 86, of Kapolei, HI, passed away March 12, 2013 in Aiea. Born June 2, 1926 in Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Cristina Ramones; sons, Mario (Erlinda) Ramones, Romeo (Floralinda) Ramones, Manuel (Feliza) Ramones, Jovencio (Ma. Luisa) Ramones; daughters, Norma (Jaime, Sr.) Garcia, Aida (Jerry) Rosete, Amelia (Leonard) Calling, Ethel (Tufilo) Fernandez of Philippines, Fe (Karl) Holzer of Philippines. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (April 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (April 8) at St. Jude Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei); Mass 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Emilia Rego Souza

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March 17, 2013
Emilia Rego Souza, 94, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Annette Gardner and Diane Fischer, hanai daughter Aileen Sodetani, brother Robert Rego, four grandchildren, two hanai grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X. Services: 11:30 a.m. Mass at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Luncheon to follow. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Richard Kazuyuki Suzuki

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Feb. 21, 2013
Richard Kazuyuki “Kazu” Suzuki, 73, of Pearl City, an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Ethel M.; son Alan; daughter Richelle Takara; brothers Harry and Roy; sisters Lorraine Stringfellow, Eleanor Machida, Betty Fujiwara and Sally Suda; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Sadao Tachibana

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March 7, 2013
Sadao “Sam” Tachibana, 88, of Mililani, formerly of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired auto mechanic at Orchid Isle Auto Center in Hilo, died at home. He was also an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company H, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by daughters Gail Tachibana and Merle Yusi; brother Walter Matsumoto; sisters Doris Kanemitsu, Betsy Irei and Dorothy English; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private urn committal services. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Nancy Chiyeko Taniguchi

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March 21, 2013
Nancy Chiyeko Taniguchi, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James, Royse and Wayne; daughter Carolyn Kalaukoa; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson

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MARY ELIZABETH WILKERSON Passed away March 18, 2013 at Pali Momi Hospital. She was born November 25, 1956 in Henderson, Nevada, the daughter of Marjory Brewer Wilkerson and William H. Wilkerson. Mary moved from Maryland to Hawaii 30 years ago and was employed as a registered nurse at Straub Hospital, then Pali Momi Hospital until her passing. She is survived by her mother, sisters Ann Harber and Jane Wilkerson, brother James Wilkerson, niece Marjory Harber, nephew Alec Wilkerson and many close friends. A memorial service was held on March 26, 2013. Friends will gather and ashes will be scattered at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Yokohama Bay.


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