Archive for April 19th, 2013

Tsuneki Nishikawa

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April 13, 2013
Tsuneki Nishikawa, 94, of Honolulu died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Tokio and sister Chieko Tateishi. Private services.

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William Takesaburo Oshiro

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April 3, 2013
William Takesaburo Oshiro, 89, of Aiea, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard draftsman and an Army veteran who served in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brothers Kiyoshi and Fred, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Kay Pettit

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March 26, 2013
Kay Pettit, 86, of Kaneohe, a server, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Ruth Paglinawan, brothers Masami and Masanori Ohara, sisters Ruth Fujiyama and Kame Nakandakari, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Harold H. Revera

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March 26, 2013
Harold H. Revera, 67, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Ruspel M. Revera Jr. and Frank L. Louis, and sister Bertha Quihano. Private services.

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Albert Freitas Rocha

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April 8, 2013
Albert Freitas Rocha, 73, of Waianae, a retired Kaiser Cement heavy machinery welder and mechanic, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June, son Michael, sisters Irene Elson and Shirley Rocha, stepbrothers Michael and Joseph DeMattos Jr., stepsisters Debby Vierra and Toni-Lynn Amaranto, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. Contact Michael Rocha at 602-999-7075 for more information.

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Shizue Someda

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April 4, 2013
Shizue Someda, 94, of Waimea, Kauai, retired proprietor of Kagoshima Store in Port Allen, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Daine Paresa and Dawn Balocan, sisters Kay Kurashima and Mary Gifford, and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Alberta C. Souza

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April 8, 2013
Alberta C. Souza, 87, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. switchboard operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Guy and daughter Lori. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Joseph E. Spadaro

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March 18, 2013
Joseph E. Spadaro, 95, of Honolulu, formerly of Waikoloa, Hawaii, an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Sicily, Italy. He is survived by wife Luella N., son John N. and daughter Mary L. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at Arcadia Retirement Residence. Interment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Tutasi Wilson Steinhilber

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April 5, 2013
Tutasi Wilson Steinhilber, 99, of Honolulu, an event planner and performer in the Hawaiian Room at the Lexington Hotel in New York City, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Celebration of life: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at YWCA Honolulu, 1040 Richards St. Hawaiian attire. No flowers.

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Katherine Kinko Takaki

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March 13, 2013
Katherine Kinko Takaki, 97, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Steven and daughter Susan Donahue. Private services.

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Donald Ramil Tamarra

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March 17, 2013
Donald Ramil Tamarra, 83, of Maili, a state Department of Transportation airports manager at Honolulu Airport and an Army veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War, died in Maili. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Gordon W., Wade P.K. and Dane Rayce K.; daughters Rae H. and Dawn M. Tamarra, and Leigh N. Tamarra-Leong; sisters Helen Case, Anita Brady, Aileen Barrett and Pauline Cash; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at 89-425 Keaulana Ave., Nanakuli. Scattering of ashes to follow at Zablan Beach Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jeanne Testa

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April 9, 2013
Jeanne Testa, 72, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired Army court reporter and sergeant first class, died in Pohi Malama Hospice. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by husband Frank E. Box; son Russell S. Esposito; daughter Noreen M. Harper; brother Andrew Bradshaw; sisters Patricia Cole, Marguerite Meyer and Kathy Clark; and four grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter or Hospice of Hilo.

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Irene Yoshino Urada

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March 31, 2013
Irene Yoshino Urada, 82, of Waianae, a retired food preparer at the Tamura Super Market in Waianae, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Walter T., son Elden K., daughter Allison M. Oishi, brothers Francis and Eugene Otake, sister Midori Yamashiro and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rumelia Flores Velasco

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April 8, 2013
Rumelia Flores Velasco, 88 of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Gilbert, Ariz. She was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Antonio; daughters Rumelia Hizon and Adelaida Severson; sisters Rebecca Subido, Sinesia Hipolito and Asuncion Litonjua; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemeorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ronald Herbert Vierra

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April 8, 2013
Ronald Herbert Vierra, 75, of Hilo, a retired refrigeration technician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ronald H. Jr., daughter Failene H. Alves, sister Vanessa A. Edrossolan, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. No services.

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Vernon Leroy Williams

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March 29, 2013
Vernon Leroy Williams, 87, of Kapolei, a retired landscaper and a Navy veteran, died in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Lawndale, Calif. He is survived by wife Anna L., sons David L. and Matthew S., sister Martha Jones and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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ROBERT KWOCK CHEW WONG

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ROBERT KWOCK CHEW WONG
Age 76, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 6, 2013 in Pearl City. Born August 5, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. Robert was retired from Hickam Air Force Base. He was a member of the Kapahulu Senior Center; Pearl City Racquet Ball Club; and Kong Physical Culture Club. He is survived by wife, Frances Chee Wong; sons, Dexter (Judi) Wong, Derek (Lani) Wong, David Wong of OR; brothers, Richard (Lucy) Wong, Wilfred (Kathleen) Wong, Stanley Wong; sister, Shirley Chock; 5 grandchildren; caregiver, Pamela Cobb-Adams. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, welcome.

LeeAndrew Lopaka Yano

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March 29, 2013
LeeAndrew Lopaka “Snookums” Yano, 31, of Kailua, a Cold Stone Creamery employee, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by mother Renee A. and grandmother Rosalie K. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Carol Ayame Yoshimura

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March 16, 2013
Carol Ayame Yoshimura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Army supply clerk, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ronald K., daughter Anne T. Krakowiak and a grandchild. Private services.

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