Archive for April 19th, 2013

Cenon Ganitano Abanilla

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April 5, 2013
Cenon Gantano Abanilla, 73, of Waipahu, an Aloun Farms employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Paulina B.; sons Florentino, Reynante, Menardo and Emerson; daughters Thelma Baloran and Joely and Myrna Abanilla; brother Abelardo; sisters Erlinda Malvar, Nelly Agcaoili and Corazon Barroga; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Annalynn Aiona-Tailan

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April 12, 2013
Annalynn Aiona-Tailan, 53, of Hilo, a waitress and homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Wesley Tailan; sons Richard Kamau III and Justin Tailan; daughters Lienna Sakado, Stephanie Emch, Corajean Diverson and Caitlin, Raquel, Denise and Sharla Tailan; brother Israel Aiona; sister Lindyann Aiona; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Rodney Aka

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March 21, 2013
Rodney “Oozu” Aka, 63, of Waianae, an Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Solon, Wayne and Damon; and sisters Marian Gomes, Beverly Berry, Alexandra Jenkins and Antoinette Aka. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Zoilo Bumanglag Ambrocio

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March 19, 2013
Zolio Bumanglag Ambrocio, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. irrigation worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Julio, Arnold and David; daughters Elerina Ambrocio, Patricia Ambrocio-Gacayan, Norma Ambrocio-Valdez and Nenita Gabriel; sisters Soledad Bumanglag, Marina Bayudan and Cecelia Mamaclay; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 26 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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RAYMOND ARIAS

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RAYMOND ARIAS Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 12, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born February 25, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. Raymond retired from Gentry Pacific. He is survived by sisters, Margaret (Clarence) Drose, Rita Stair, Marie Mendes; numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Moses Aweau

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March 29, 2013
Moses Aweau, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Grace Pacific purchaser and dispatcher, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Annette, son Bruce and daughter Monette. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Anita Banaag Chaves

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March 31, 2013
Anita Banaag “Nanay” Chaves, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Manila. She is survived by sons Manuel and Armando, daughters Amparo Santiago and Lourdes C. Vazquez, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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LEONIDA DACAYANAN CORPUZ

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LEONIDA DACAYANAN CORPUZ Age 80, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 28, 2013 in Waipahu. Born November 18, 1932 in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons, Rogelio (Ann Lisa) Corpuz, Johnny (Jesusa) Corpuz, Orlando (Bernadette) Corpuz; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 8:45 a.m. Monday (April 22) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Service 10:45 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DIONICIO PASCUAL CORPUZ

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DIONICIO PASCUAL CORPUZ Age 95, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 18, 2013 in Aiea. Born December 26, 1917 in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired groundskeeper at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. He is survived by sons, Vicente (Dolores) Corpuz of CA, Benjamin (Aida) Corpuz; daughters, Lydia (Gonzalo) DeGuzman, Yolanda (Romulo) Gaoiran of CA; 12 grand- children; 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (April 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 22) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Mary C. Cravalho

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April 13, 2013
Mary C. Cravalho, 94, of Kihei, Maui, died. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Patrick J., Desmond and Everett T.; daughter Geraldine Serrao; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kihei. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Franklin Kana’e Farinas

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Feb. 8, 2013
Franklin Kana’e Farinas, 65, of Los Angeles, a Coldwell Banker Brentwood Court broker, died in Los Angeles. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Gerard and sister Florence Dabis. Services in Hawaii pending.

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ROSALINA “ROSE” GELIDO

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ROSALINA ROSE GELIDO Age 82, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 29, 2013 in Aiea. Born March 12, 1931 in Kukaiau, Big Island. She is survived by sons, Ronald (Dawn) Daquip, Robert (Liza) Daquip, Al Gabuat, Vladimar (Jojo) Gabuat; 14 grandchildren; 20 great- grand-children; sister, Gleceria Mendoza. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (April 25) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ella Tsutae Hara

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April 10, 2013
Ella Tsutae Hara, 83, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education special-education aide, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Charles “Fuchu,” son Jason, daughters Irene Nekoba and Susan Yugawa, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Frederick Harap

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April 11, 2013
Frederick Harap, 76, of New Hampshire, a retired federal judge and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Linda, son Dean, brother Jeffery, sister Merle Flamhaft and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, attention Paul Nakamura, 2226 Liliha St., Suite 511, Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Jonathan Kalani P. Ibana

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March 11, 2013
Jonathan Kalani P. Ibana, 32, of Kaumakani, Kauai, died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by mother Helen Coma, brothers Justin and Joel, sister Charlene Ramos, hanai sister Brandi Hustace and grandmother Eduvijes Patinga. Visitation: 6 p.m. April 26 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. April 27 at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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Michael Mitsuo Iha

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March 29, 2013
Michael Mitsuo Iha, 53, of Honolulu, co-founder and vice president of The Shaka Foundation, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Saskia S. and Marijka M., stepdaughter Jennifer L. Chang, mother Elsie K. Iha Sakai, brother Jon T., sister Michelle R. and stepsisters Lorna Loui, Penny Nakamura and Audrey Higa. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Alan Katsumi Katada

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March 26, 2013
Alan Katsumi “Kats” Katada, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired Chevron computer operator and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelma Y., son Derek T., daughter Kathy N., brother Clifford and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maria Sasagi Kelsall

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Feb. 11, 2013
Maria Sasagi Kelsall, 70, of Honolulu died in San Gabriel, Calif. She was born in Faga’alu, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Emila, son Raymond, daughter Jeannie Mane, brothers Gus and Taua Uso, sister Julia Malietufa and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

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Elizabeth “Tod” Haglund King

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ELIZABETH “TOD” HAGLUND KING
Elizabeth “Tod” Haglund King, 86, passed on April 3, 2013, in Seattle. Tod was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Montana. She traveled to Honolulu to teach at Hanahau’oli School in 1950, retiring after a 26-year career. Tod was a gifted teacher who touched the lives of hundreds of children, describing her Hanahau’oli years as some of her richest. Tod married Philip Lloyd King (deceased) and raised her family in Kailua, Hawaii. She was a docent at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, an active member of the Junior League of Honolulu and Pi Beta Phi Honolulu alumnae, and an avid-world traveler. In her retirement, Tod and Phil spent many happy years at their second home in Volcano. Tod is survived by daughter Maile Feick and husband Alex, son John King and wife Clarice, daughter Julie King Hinsley and husband Scott, and grandchildren Kaylee, Brant, Audrey, Danielle and Lea. Private services are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hanahau’oli School, 1922 Makiki Street, Honolulu, HI 96822 or at hanahauoli.org.

Nancy Kimie Kobayashi

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April 12, 2013
Nancy Kimie Kobayashi, 90, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clyde; daughters Charlotte Ferree and Cathy Loo; hanai daughter Caroline Ross; sisters Virginia Abe, Sadako Hisanaga and Florence Abangan; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenneth William Kush

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March 28, 2013
Kenneth William Kush, 69, of Kailua-Kona, a Kona Coast Divers scuba instructor and tour guide, Costco Kona employee and retired Navy chief petty officer, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Kenneth, sister Karen Schuster and three grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Dorothy Lee Kwai

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April 10, 2013
Dorothy Lee Kwai, also known as “Dottie” and “Taipo,” 84, of Kaneohe, a retired First Hawaiian Bank teller, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harry A.S., Ronald A.I. and Mervin Jr.; daughters Kailianu V. Lee Kwai Michaels and Sylvia Y.Y. Lee Kwai Penaroza; sisters Barbara A.H. Lau and Eleanor Hung; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Henry Vun Leong Lee

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April 8, 2013
Henry Vun Leong “Coach” Lee, 86, of Kailua, a retired state social worker and an Air Force retiree, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Duane K. and Rolland K.; daughters Stacia K. Peleholani, Kapuanani Lee and Cheryl Mikilani Kamakea; brother Robert; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus. Services at noon. Private burial. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Thursday.

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Sally F. Lee

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April 3, 2013
Sally F. Lee, 86, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by son Guy I. Kobayashi, daughter Dora T. Hernandez, caregiver Erlinda Ortal, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Vernon W.H. Lum

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April 1, 2013
Vernon W.H. Lum, 48, of Honolulu, an R.M. Towill Corp. civil designer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Moo Ching, brother Leighton and sister Evelyn Roberts. Private services.

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Richard Yoichi Matsumoto

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April 4, 2013
Richard Yoichi Matsumoto, 76, of Kailua, a sales manager, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gail Y.; sons Glenn and Gerald S.; brothers Ken and Stanley; sisters Thelma Lim, Myra Muraoka, Dorothy Yamamoto and Gladys Otsuka; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Howard H.K. Mew

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March 5, 2013
Howard H.K. Mew, 94, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dr. Clyde; daughters Myrna Wong, Sandra Hee and Pamela Furukawa; brothers Hung Yau and Hung Hong; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Abraham Tandal Miram

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April 1, 2013
Abraham Tandal Miram, 71, of Haleiwa, a retired research technician and an Air Force retiree, died in Honolulu, He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Eleanor; son Glenn; daughters Arlene Howard, Cheryl Miram and Beverly Miram-Chu; mother Sally Logan; brother Augustine Jr.; sister Gloria Harper; half brothers Bill and Rick Logan; half sisters Ella Murata and Theresa Parkhouse; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ruby Haruko Nakama

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March 16, 2013
Ruby Haruko Nakama, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Sears Roebuck & Co. audit clerk, died in Pohai Nani Care Center. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Lloyd H.; daughters Joan K. Okumura, Eloise S. Hiura and Hilma N. Fujimoto; brothers Tadashi and Roy “Nobu” Shiira; sisters Gladys S. Higa and Agnes S. Oshiro; four grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren. Private services.

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Betsy Mieko Nakayama

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April 10, 2013
Betsy Mieko Nakayama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Mitsuo, son Mark M., daughter Wendy Y. Nakayama-Theriault and sister Asako Hayashida. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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