Archive for April 11th, 2013

RUDY ACAIN

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RUDY ACAIN
Age 64, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 11, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born July 16, 1948 in Wahiawa, HI. Rudy was a 1966 graduate of Leilehua High School. He was a retired supervisor with the Navy Public Works Center; member of the United States Army and Air Force. He is survived by son, Justin Acain; daughters, Shawna (Randy) Lacuesta, Janelle Acain of CA; mother, Pacita Tolentino; stepmother, Carmen Acain; brothers, Michael Tolentino, Nicolas Acain, Jr. of Kauai, HI, Billy Tolentino of CA, Julius Tolentino, Jr., Michael Acain of CA; sisters, Ilona (Dwight) Robinson of NC, Elena (Kenneth) Gongob, Jackie Davis, Josie (Jerome) Edayan, Josie (Randy) Sagucio of Kauai, HI, Marilyn (Gary) Gushiken; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (April 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

RUDY ACAIN

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RUDY ACAIN Age 64, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 11, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born July 16, 1948 in Wahiawa, HI. Rudy was a 1966 graduate of Leilehua High School. He was a retired supervisor with the Navy Public Works Center; member of the United States Army and Air Force. He is survived by son, Justin Acain; daughters, Shawna (Randy) Lacuesta, Janelle Acain of CA; mother, Pacita Tolentino; stepmother, Carmen Acain; brothers, Michael Tolentino, Nicolas Acain, Jr. of Kauai, HI, Billy Tolentino of CA, Julius Tolentino, Jr., Michael Acain of CA; sisters, Ilona (Dwight) Robinson of NC, Elena (Kenneth) Gongob, Jackie Davis, Josie (Jerome) Edayan, Josie (Randy) Sagucio of Kauai, HI, Marilyn (Gary) Gushiken; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (April 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Walter Kauwilaokeahi Aona

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March 11, 2013
Walter Kauwilaokeahi Aona, 87, of Waianae, a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, a retiree from the Naval Ammunition Depot at Lualualei and a Honolulu Police Department reserve police officer, died in Waianae. He was born in Wai-anae. He is survived by son Walter C.K., sister Elizabeth Short and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Francisco Flores Balberdi

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April 4, 2013
Francisco Flores Balberdi, 93, of Wailuku, a Maui Memorial Medical Center ambulance driver, died in Wailuku. He was born in Urdaneta, Philippines. He is survived by wife Deodina; sons Eddie Agpaow, and Francisco Jr., Benjamin, George, Frederick and Nelson Balberdi; daughters Norma Lista, Camilla Lanse, Cynthia Cuaresma, Francine Williams, Leilani Kealoha, Carol Lopez, Dianna Kaine and Evelyn Balberdi; 43 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. today at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

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Florencio Bumanglag Basilio

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March 17, 2013
Florencio Bumanglag Basilio, 64, of Eleele, Kauai, a retiree from Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in San Nicholas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Bonifacia A.; son John Mark; daughters Christine Cablingan and Milaflor, Florence and Jennlyn Basilio; brothers Teofilo, Roberto, Felino and Rhomy; sisters Carriedad Villanueva, Lucena Bunsaan and Angela Tayamen; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services to follow. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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Richard Lawrence Chadwick

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April 7, 2013
Richard Lawrence Chadwick, 79, of Kalapana, Hawaii, a retired United Airlines communications manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Denver. He is survived by wife Donna K., sons Daren and Damon M., daughter Kate and four grandchildren. Services at noon Saturday at the Chadwick residence in Kalapana Shores West. Casual attire.

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Janet Konomu Durrett

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March 31, 2013
Janet Konomu Durrett, 84, of Aiea, an educator, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Bob, sons Stephen and Jonathan, brothers Arnold and Charles Seiji, sisters Judy Montgomery and Ethel Seiji, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Hisashi Fukuda

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March 21, 2013
Hisashi Fukuda, 93, of Aiea, a retired Young Brothers sales agent and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace, daughter Kathleen Uyemura, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Victorio Calaro Ganitano

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March 11, 2013
Victorio Calaro Ganitano, 94, of Waipahu, a former carpenter at G.A. Thompson Construction Co., died in Waipahu. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Ruben, Rudy, Alexander and Roland Ganitano, and Marcon Aguilar; daughters Zenaida Agno, Hortencia Cabal, Imelda Martinez, Edith Tingey, Letty and Mina Ganitano, and Vangie Ribao; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph 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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Bessie Toyoko Hirano

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March 26, 2013
Bessie Toyoko Hirano, 94, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed beautician doing business as Central Beauty Salon, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Michael J. and caregiver and daughter-in-law June. Private services.

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Lemon Holt

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March 17, 2013
Lemon “Russ” Holt, 83, of Ho-nolulu, a retiree from LW Holt Bakery and Hawaiian Electric Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol A.; sons Paul, Steven and Charles; daughters Karen and Susan Holt, Ann Wiltbank, Jeanne Brady, Mary Holt-Gosselin and Alice Taum; 28 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services at noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Entombment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Masao Ito

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March 26, 2013
Masao Ito, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Travel Plaza tour driver, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Ayako, sons Yoichi and Albert, daughters Chiyo Ogasawara and Lola Ito, brother Kenjiro, sister Yoshie Sakai, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire.

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WILLIS BUCKLEY WARD, JR.

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WILLIS BUCKLEY WARD, JR.
Age 90, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 6, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 21, 1922 in Wichita, Kansas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by wife, Esther Laborado Ward; sons, Ivan Ward of CA, Daniel Ward; daughters, Jennifer Ward of CA, Diane Ward; brother, Donald Ward of Kansas; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (April 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Robert J. Marcos Jr.

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Feb. 12, 2013
Robert J. Marcos Jr., 58, of Hilo and Waimea, Hawaii, a truck driver in Texas, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Justin Roy; daughters Shannon Hisetake, Andrea Ramos and Cassie Gale; mother Naomi K. Lacerdo Alcosiba; brother Tony Alcosiba; sisters Gale K. Camacho and Alissa L. Kashiwada; caregiver Judy Ebanez; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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WILLIS BUCKLEY WARD, JR.

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WILLIS BUCKLEY WARD, JR. Age 90, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 6, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 21, 1922 in Wichita, Kansas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by wife, Esther Laborado Ward; sons, Ivan Ward of CA, Daniel Ward; daughters, Jennifer Ward of CA, Diane Ward; brother, Donald Ward of Kansas; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (April 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Virginia R. Kam

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March 21, 2013
Virginia R. Kam, 86, of Honolulu, a secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Edlin, daughters Colleen Springer and Linell Kam, brothers Carlito and Domiador Racuya, sister Benita Esperas and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe.

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Mamoru Kanda

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March 29, 2013
Mamoru “Uson” Kanda, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Waialae Country Club head groundskeeper, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Larry M., seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kathleen K. Kashiwabara

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March 27, 2013
Kathleen K. Kashiwabara, 69, of Lihue died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by brother James and sister Nancy Toyama. Private services.

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Patricia Kaslausky

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April 6, 2013
Patricia “Pat” Kaslausky, 70, of Kahuku, an outreach counselor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Robert K. Private services.

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Toshio Kawamura

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March 28, 2013
Toshio Kawamura, 74, of Hono-lulu, owner of Touchdown Trucking Inc., died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Yoko, son Rodney T., daughter Shirley M. Kawamura Shimizu, sister Hisako Sugio and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Shoji Kimura

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March 24, 2013
Shoji Kimura, 97, of Kaneohe, a retired Kaneohe Elementary School custodian, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by caregivers Leonardo and Francine Bidal. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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TADASHI “TED” KUNISHIGE

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TADASHI TED KUNISHIGE Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 7, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born December 11, 1924 in Wahiawa, HI. He was a 442nd Regimental Combat Team Veteran, and retired captain of the Federal Fire Department. He is survived by sons, Craig (Michong) Kunishige, Patrick Kunishige, Perry (Miyako) Kunishige; daughter, Dierdre (Brant) Porter; brother, Toshio (Kiyomi) Kunishige; sisters, Hideko Kuroiwa, Asako Suwa, Kiyoko Harada; 4 grand- children; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (April 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Richard R. Luis

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March 11, 2013
Richard R. Luis, 73, of Portland, Ore., died in Portland. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Candace, son Michael, daughter Michelle Meierotto, sister Charlene and a grandchild. Private services.

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Naotomo Matoi

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March 25, 2013
Naotomo “Neka” Matoi, 94, of Honolulu, a retired federal government painter and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Napoopoo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hazel T. and sisters Kimiyo Kimura and Betty Watanabe. Private services.

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Irene Yere Queja

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March 9, 2013
Irene Yere Queja, 82, of Wahiawa, a retired Wahiawa General Hospital cook, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Irvin, daughter Vivian Dryer, sisters Amalia Yadao and Josefina Igarta, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.Flowers welcome.

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Violet Geraldine Rufino

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March 30, 2013
Violet Geraldine Rufino, 75, of Hilo, a Hawaiian Regent Hotel waitress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Elizabeth Kapuras. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Ginger Lee Dee Ruiz

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March 28, 2013
Ginger Lee Dee Ruiz, 46, of Kekaha, Kauai, a former salesclerk at a gift shop in Lihue Airport, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by father Alfred G. “Freddy,” brothers Maurice and Fredric, and sister Dianna Young. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

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Grace Oda Rummel

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April 3, 2013
Grace Oda Rummel, also known as Grace Sachiko Oda, 72, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Rudolph J. and daughters Dawn A. Rummel and Lei S.R. Wilmoth. No services.

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Norma Larsen Sanford

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April 1, 2013
Norma Larsen “Peter” Sanford, 90, of Aiea, a plant physiologist, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by daughters Wendy Thomas and Margit Howell, sister Margit Holsworth and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Wataru Shigehara

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March 13, 2013
Wataru Shigehara, 93, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Kea Sugar Plantation supervisor, died. He was born in Onomea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Glen and Keith, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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