Archive for April 29th, 2013

FRANCIS K. AKANA

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FRANCIS K. AKANA Age 66, of Honolulu, passed away March 30, 2013 in Honolulu. Born September 13, 1946 in Honolulu. Retired Gym Supervisor from Palama Settlement. He is survived by wife, Leila Akana; sons, Shawn K. Akana, Shane (Hoku) Akana; daughter, Shonna (David) Vaovasa; brothers, Chester (Myra) Akana, Micey (Patty) Akana, Suki (Marlyn) Akana; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday 5/4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Felix Martillano Antonio

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April 1, 2013
Felix Martillano Antonio, 89, of Honolulu, a retired contractor and laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by sonsMichael Jess and Alwin and Archie J. Antonio; daughters Evangeline Munoz, Elsa Palting and Aurelia Manley; sister Francisca Roque; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass:7 p.m. Additional visitation:10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:11:30 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ethel Leimomi Palama Buchanan

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April 20, 2013
Ethel Leimomi Palama Buchanan, 91, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Kalaheo Elementary School kupuna teacher, died in Maunalani Health Center in Honolulu. She was born in Kalaheo. She is survived by son Alexander Jr., daughters Leimomi Thompson and Marvelyn Clini, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:1:30 p.m. Friday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion in Hanapepe, Kauai. Services:2 p.m. Burial to follow.

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Clara Maxine Dawson

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April 19, 2013
Clara Maxine Dawson, 62, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired accountant, died. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by partner Richard Jimenez, son William, daughter Christine, brothers Russ Glasgo and Chuck Colandrez, and four grandchildren. Celebration of life:1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward Building in Hawi on Banana Ranch Road, across from the Hawi Post Office.

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Carmen Fernandez Gazmen

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April 14, 2013
Carmen Fernandez Gazmen, 91, of Lahaina, a Beneficial Finance officer, died at home. She was born in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ed and Glenn; daughter Josie Dabir; brother Bernardo, Andres and Balthazar Fernandez Jr.; and sisters Claudia Gazmen, Virginia Gurat and Ester Carbonel. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at NakamuraMortuary. Services:6 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Seijin Higa

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March 4, 2013
Seijin Higa, 92, of Makawao, Maui, a Maui Memorial Medical Center launderer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center.He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Henry and Glenn; daughters Helen Yamanuha, SharonKakiuchi and Audrey Kawamura; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Chiyo Hikichi

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April 21, 2013
Chiyo “Flo” Hikichi, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Fujio; brothers Yasuyoshi, Yasusaburo and Ansei Takushi; and sisters Rene Nishino and ShirleyMatsui. Private services.

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Ellsworth Kekela Ili

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April 9, 2013
Ellsworth Kekela Ili, 74, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired J.C. Penney employee and Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Anne; sons Ryan Makua and Russell Ili; daughters Robin Luahiwa, Ronda Makua, Lynn Akeo and SarahIli; sisters Mary Jane Makua, Mele Ah Ho and Maydeen Bailey; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services:10 a.m. Additional services on Oahu to be held at a later date. Aloha attire.

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Eleanor Mitsue Itomura

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April 10, 2013
Eleanor Mitsue Itomura, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Maunalani Nursing Home.She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jon, daughter Michele Nitta and four grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Beatrice Leialoha Kahai

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March 8, 2013
Beatrice Leialoha Kahai, 88, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died. She was born in Kalaupapa, Molokai. She is survived by hanai daughter S. Lita Aponte. Private services and scattering. Casual attire.

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Paul Lanui Kekuewa

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Feb. 8, 2013
Paul Lanui Kekuewa, 77, of Waimanalo, a maintenance employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kekoa, Kalani, Keola, Lanui, Lokahi, Ikaika and Kinoe; daughter Leila Li‘a; brothers Philip and James; sisters Leilani Osorio and Mildred Rabe; hanai daughters Sara Leialoha and Kali and PamelaKekuewa; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes:1 p.m. Saturday atHonaunauBeach on Hawaii island. For more information, call Malissa Kekuewa at 969-9184.

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Leialoha Kiaha

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March 31, 2013
Leialoha Kiaha, 84, of Waianae died in Leeward Integrated Health Service. She was born in South Kona. She is survived by brothers Chester, Sonny “Guy” and John H.; and sister Lorraine Yamaguchi. Visitation:9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Makakilo Stake Center. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

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Steve Lewis

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April 22, 2013
Steve Lewis, 60, of Waipahu, an electronic engineer and Navy and Coast Guard veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Washington. He is survived by wife Debra K.; son Matthew; daughter Jennifer Bannwarth; hanai daughters Nohea, Minnie and Leilani; parents Wil and Shirley; brother Shawn; sister Elaine; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert MartinKamins

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April 16, 2013
Robert Martin Kamins, 95, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii at Manoa professor and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Chicago.He is survived by wife ShirleyR., daughters Diane K. Linn and Melissa MacPherson, and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to PBS Hawaii or Defenders of Wildlife.

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Beryl MayLum

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March 1, 2013
Beryl May Lum, 73, of Stilwell, Okla., died in Muskogee, Okla. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Chauncey Kila; daughter Cathy Nofire; mother Helen Chun-Hoon; brother Briant Chun-Hoon; sisters Sonia Hsu, Judy Sakamaki, Verna Pang and Mona Wong; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Gloria Ann Nahinu

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March 27, 2013
Gloria Ann Nahinu, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. janitor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samuel, daughter Leinaala P. and sisters Norma Gerion, Catherine Burton, Patricia Abragar, JudyLum and Sandy Duenas. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Palama Settlement. Services:10 a.m.

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Torae Nakamine

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March 23, 2013
ToraeNakamine, 86, of Aiea died in Pearl City. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by daughters Lori Overbay and Vera Matsumoto, sister Setsuko “Patsy” Miyama, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Gwendolyn K. Nakamoto

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April 3, 2013
Gwendolyn K. “Gwen” Nakamoto, 56, of Waipahu, a Hanalani School principal, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Steven; sons Christopher, Michael and David; mother Amy Chagami; and brother Gregory Chagami. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Douglass Lance Van Orden

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April 21, 2013
Douglass Lance Van Orden, 77, of Kihei, Maui, a retired fighter pilot and a lieutenant commander in the Navy, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by son James, daughter Stacy A. Chai and eight grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 25 W. Lipoa St., Kihei, Maui. Mass:6 p.m. Graveside services:10 a.m. Thursday at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao, Maui.

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NESTOR BUKAS PUESTA

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NESTOR BUKAS PUESTA Age 57, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 21, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 31, 1955 in Quezon, Philippines. Nestor was formerly employed by the City & County of Honolulu. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. He is survived by wife, Elena Puesta; son, Edward Puesta; daughter, Angelique Puesta; brothers, Benjamin (Evelyn) Puesta, Manuel (Carol) Puesta, Jimmy Puesta; sisters, Carmen Puesta, Rosalinda (Edmund) Uy. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (May 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (May 4) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Mae Midori Pung

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April 14, 2013
Mae Midori Pung, 79, of Kahului, a retired Maui Lu Restaurant cook, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Gordon and Warren, daughter Susan Mainaga, brother Harry Yoshioka, sister Jeanette Shimizu and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences may be sent towww.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Norma Kazuno Shimada

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March 18, 2013
Norma Kazuno Shimada, 98, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by son Ernest, daughters Joyce Asato and Leona Yoshida, and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Cindy F. Silva

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CINDY F. SILVA Daughter of the late Melvia and Henry Silva, passed away on Apr. 21, 2013. Survivors include brother, Randy M. (Herberta) Silva and sisters, Debra E. (Harvey) Yuh and Edee B. (Dan) Silva Trapp. She was wonderfully loved and nurtured by her adult foster care family; Vicky and Arman Cayabyab and their sons, Joshua, Aaron and Arman Jr. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Service at noon. Burial 1pm at Oahu Cemetery. Online condolences: www. kenordensteinfunerals.com.

TracyL. Soriano

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April 17, 2013
Tracy L. Soriano, 51, of Merrimack, N.H., a beautician, died in Merrimack. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Eleanor, companion Joseph Lindsey, daughter Tayler, brothers Russell and Pedring “Pete” Jr., and sister Roxane “Anna.” Visitation: 10 a.m. May 6 at Hawaiian Memorial ParkMortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.†

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Takayuki Tanaka

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March 27, 2013
Takayuki “Professor” Tanaka, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery machinist and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Stanley H. and Harold T.; sisters Mary S. Kadokawa, Elizabeth Y. Furuya and Sharon N. Yanagawa; and caregivers Florence Fayloga and Ar-Nell Valdez. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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George Naoichi Tokunaga

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April 13, 2013
George Naoichi Tokunaga, 87, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired sales representative for Commercial Motors, died. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Daisy; son Wayne; daughter Diane Tokunaga-Ide; brother Motoshi; sisters Tomiko Ito, Rose Kaji and Minnie Yuen; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Laura N.C. Ung

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April 1, 2013
Laura N.C. Ung, 67, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Supply Center clerk, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Harry Asato, son Buster, daughter Mei Chan and sister Gertrude. Services held. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published April 17.

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Jane Fumie Uyemura

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March 27, 2013
Jane Fumie Uyemura, 84, of Kaneohe died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George H.; daughters Gail Dagdag, Gwen Lee and Geri Uyemura; and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Mabel Chiyoko Oki Wong

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March 31, 2013
Mabel Chiyoko Oki Wong, 83, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Edward “Yoshio” Oki, caregiver and grandchild Mark Sanders and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Peter Wynn Young

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April 12, 2013
Peter Wynn Young, 65, of Waianae died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Peter A., Robert W. and Edgar J.; daughter Vanessa Chang; brothers Godfrey and Chris; sister Teresa Young-Kapaona; and nine grandchildren. Scattering of ashes:10 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay. Beach wear is suggested.

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