Archive for May 5th, 2013

NORMAN ON YAU CHING

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NORMAN ON YAU CHING
Age 89, of Pearl City, HI, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2013 at Kapuna Wai Ola in Kapolei. Born October 14, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. Norman was an Army veteran and worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a shipfitter, Hickam Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic, and for the City and County of Honolulu as a swimming pool manager. He was active with the Pearl City Lions Club and the American Red Cross. He is survived by wife, Shin Hop “Hoppy” Ching; sons, Garrick (Yvonne) Ching, Clifton (Laurie) Ching, Gilmore (Rimiko) Ching; grandchildren, Jason, Chantel, Bradley, Cherie, Andrew, Jeffrey, Joshua and Hana. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Thursday (May 9) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

IVANHOE H. KAIUI

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IVANHOE H. KAIUI
Age 48, of Honolulu, passed away April 27, 2013 at Honolulu. Born January 21, 1965 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Josephine M. Kaiui; son, Brandon (Sasha) Cruz; mother, Wanda Kaiui; brother, Harold Piilani, Jr.; sisters, Tammy Kaiui, Susan (Paul) Gorton, Maevadyne Kaiui; 3 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday 5/13 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m.

RUDOLPH JAMES BRILHANTE

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RUDOLPH JAMES BRILHANTE 85 of Kailua, HI went to be with The Lord on 04/29/2013, with his family by his side. Rudy was born in Punchbowl on 06/22/1927 to the late Oliver P & Jennie Garcia Brilhante. He is survived by his wife Audrey Denis Brilhante, 4 daughters, Paulette Teves, Mari Teves, Celeste Humalon, Corinne Souza and their husbands, sister Genevieve Rosa, brother LeRoy Brilhante, 15 grand- children & 30 great grand- children. Rudy was known as a godly, honest man who loved his wife & his family. Services will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on SAT May 11, 2013. Visitation from 9:00 – 10:00am. Mass at 10:00am.

MARYLYN LEI KEAWE ROBELLO “SWEETHEART”

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MARYLYN LEI KEAWE ROBELLO SWEETHEART
70, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away April 25, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born June 15, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is the daughter of Hawaii’s Falsetto Joe Keawe, and Mary Naiheauhau, also member of Fraternal Order Eagle’s, Auxiliary 140, and Ka Hale Hoano O Ke Akua Church. Mahalo to Queen’s Medical Center. She is survived by daughters, Joette “Kalei” (George) Hilo, Jamie (Derek) Mahaulu, Kelli (Stephen) Keawe, Octavia “Honeygirl” Bunker; sons, Joseph (Cheryl) Hosea, Jr., Jay (Leona) Hosea; brother, Joe Keawe, Jr.; 12 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Friday (5/10) at Mililani Mortuary Downtown Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (5/11) at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. For More information, please contact the family @ (808) 847-3047.

BLANCHE REIKO WATANABE

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BLANCHE REIKO WATANABE Blanche Reiko Watanabe was born on December 20, 1930 in Lihue, Kauai. She was the only child born to Charles (father) and Chiyoe “Dorothy” (mother) Tsuda. After raising her children to a (relatively) self-sufficient age, she worked for the University of Hawaii in the Hamilton Library retiring after 24 years of service. When she joined her husband Harry in retirement in 1993, they traveled extensively around the world including North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. She passed away quietly in her sleep on March 2nd, 2013 to be reunited with her husband of 58 years. She is survived by her son Laren (Laura), her daughter Leane (Craig) Ziebell, grand- daughter Justyn and grandson Jeffrey. Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Blanche will be deeply missed. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, at Borthwick Mortuary-Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Committal service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Family requests no flowers.

Nancy Campbell Kwok

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April 3, 1933 – April 25, 2013 NANCY CAMPBELL KWOK Was born in Wisconsin, her parents Rowland and Evelyn Campbell. She finished high school in Switzerland and France and graduated from Pembroke College, Brown University. At Brown she met her husband Daniel W. Y. Kwok, now Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Hawaii. A dedicated researcher, writer, librarian, and editor, Nancy worked at the Yale University Sterling Memorial Library, Punahou School, the Bishop Museum, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. She also edited all of her husband’s writings. In 1973 she wrote and published A Woman’s Guide to American Football: or a Wide-eyed View of the Big Game (see the December 5, 1973 Honolulu Star-Bulletin). She leaves her husband of fifty-nine years, daughter Alison, son Theodore (wife Hueyduan), and grand- daughters Anne and Alisa. Sisters Jane de la Boutetiere and Susan Trimble live in France and Georgia respectively. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions made in memory of Nancy Kwok be to the Hawaii State Chapter Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816; Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave Honolulu, HI 96826; or the Hawaii Council on the Humanities, 3599 Waialae Avenue, Room 25, Honolulu, HI 96816. Services will be private.

REBECCA NORRIS

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REBECCA NORRIS Rebecca Norris, beloved sister of Rev. John T. Norris (Marilyn Watts), Kathleen Norris, Charlotte Norris (Dan Dufrene); aunt of Christina Norris-Watts (Jerry Popescu), Jacqueline Norris-Watts (Len Zheleznyak), Lillian and A.J. Schemadovits-Norris.; great-aunt of Gabriella and Maria Elena. Daughter of the late John H. and Lois T. Norris of Honolulu. Born October 20, 1952, Bethesda, Maryland; died in Honolulu, 18 April, 2013. Artist and participant in Clubhouse, Palama Settlement, Kokua Kalihi Valley, Queens Hospital Counseling and Clinical Services, and Queens Cancer Center art class. Celebration of life at St Clements, 1515 Wilder, 11 May, 2:00 PM. Family requests donations to Queens Cancer Center Art Program or St Clements. A special needs woman who was special to all who knew her.

ALICE REGO VENTURA LENNON

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ALICE REGO VENTURA LENNON
94 years old, died on April 12, 2013 at Oceanside Assisted Living in Hauula, Hawaii. Alice was born in Malukia, Maui to the late Eliza (De Souza) and Manuel De Ventura in 1918. Alice was educated in Maui schools until moving with her family to Honolulu. She was a graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Hearts in Honolulu. Alice was the widow of John J. Lennon, Major (Ret) USAF who died in 1993. She was also predeceased by her son John J. Lennon Jr. who died in 1988. Her three sisters; Suzanne Kahapea, Katherine Pacheco, and Grace Meyers also predeceased her as well as her brother Alvin Ventura. Alice is survived by her son, Thomas J. Lennon, B/Gen., (Ret) USAF, and his wife Lynn of Amherst, N.H. Two grandsons, Col. Thomas J. Lennon JR.,USAF and his wife Amie of Barksdale AFB, LA., and Timothy J. Lennon, Esq. and his wife Emily of Appleton, WI. Five great-grand- children; Tommy, Jack, Jay, Kylie, and Dailey Lennon. Alice is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday May 25th at St. Joachim Church in Hauula at 10:00 a.m.

Molly Hatsue Kumura

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MOLLY HATSUE KUMURA
Molly Hatsue Kumura, 93, of Kaimuki, retired housekeeper, died at Gaylord’s Adult Residential Care Home. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii and is survived by son, Norman (Winifred); brother Mitsugi “Putch” Asaeda; sisters Chieko Oshiro (Harry), Mitsue Takatani and Miyoko Maeda (Peter), granddaughters Andrea Kumura, Stacia Kumura and Maris Kumura Jones; and five great-grandchildren. She now joins her late husband, Richard, in a world where everything is perfect. Molly was a sweet, humble and giving mom who served several kamaaina families during all of her working days till she was 85. She was a superb cook on top of doing housekeeping. She enjoyed traveling and was a world traveler going on many tours and cruises. Throughout her 13-years of being diagnosed with vascular dementia she never lost her pleasant disposition and personality. Private services held. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter,1050 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 2610, Honolulu, HI 96814.

Young Taek Yoon

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April 14, 2013
Young Taek Yoon, 80, of Honolulu died in KuakiniMedical Center. He was born in Uljin-Kun, Korea. He is survived by wife Choon Mae, sons John and James, brothers Hee Kon and Young Mok, sister Jung Ja and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani DowntownMortuary. Service:10 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park Cemetery. Flowers welcome.

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Leonard Yap

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April 24, 2013
Leonard Yap, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village head bartender and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son David, daughter Annette Okamoto, brother Gordon, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. May 17 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Service:11:45 a.m. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Chong Soon Yang

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April 26, 2013
Chong Soon Yang, 94, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Kong Ju, Korea. She is survived by sons Hong Sok, Chung Sok “Robert,” In Sok and U Sok; daughters Suk Cha, Kwang Cha, Myong Cha and Micha Yang; brothers No Hui Park and No II Park; sister Young ChaHuo; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Service: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Yoshiko Toma

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April 23, 2013
Yoshiko Toma, 90, of Honolulu, a retired hotel housekeeper, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers JerryK. and Paul H., and sister Pat K. Cargnoni. Private services.

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Margaret Chizuko Tanouye

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April 15, 2013
Margaret Chizuko Tanouye, 82, of Mililani, a retired University of Hawaii Student Health Center registered nurse, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by husband Gary, sonMark, daughter Mary Motoda, sister Dorothy Watanabe, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Fred Sims

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April 14, 2013
Fred Sims, 75, of Mililani, an attorney for the Air Force and an Air Force veteran, died in Hawaii. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Janyce and sister Karen Badenoch. Burial:1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Mary Miyuki Shimabukuro

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April 28, 2013
Mary Miyuki Shimabukuro, 91, of Wailuku, a Misaki Star Supermarket clerk, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband James Y., daughter Anna Moss, sisters Thelma Takata and Misayo Kekauoha, and two grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. May 18 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service:6:30 p.m. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Rudy Sebresos

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April 28, 2013
Rudy Sebresos, 74, of Pearl City, a retired American Airlines crew chief, died in Aiea. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Elaine; son Keone; daughters Angelique Flores, Rebecca Sebreros and Debbie Chargualaf; hanai daughter Heather Canio; brothers Leonard and Danny; sister Hilda Viernes; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Florentino M. Sagon Sr.

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April 27, 2013
Florentino M. “Tino” Sagon Sr., 106, of Hilo, a Volcano House Restaurant head chef, died at home. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Florentino Jr., Alvin, Randolph, Michael and Leonard; daughter Clarita Waldram; sisters Valentina, Pauline, Pilarita and Leonora; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service:11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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Robert Elmer Potter

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April 30, 2013
Robert Elmer Potter, 89, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii professor and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Maryland. He is survived by wife Prudence S.; sons Bruce and David; daughters Elizabeth Alford and Jane James; brothers Walter, James and John; sister Mildred Painter; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service:4 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Reception to follow. Donations suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church inHonolulu, University of Hawaii College of Education or favorite charity.

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Walter Hoku Poka

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April 11, 2013
Walter Hoku Poka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired accountant with the state Department of Budget and Finance, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Kokomo-Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Fumie A. and son Wesly L.Y. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Helen Uyeno Perry

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April 28, 2013
Helen Uyeno “Bunny” Perry, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Craig B.; daughters Linda F. O’Brien, Bonnie P. Galuteria and Celeste Krepack; brother Charles Uyeno; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. May 13 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Service:10:30 a.m. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to favorite charity.

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June Kikue Matsushita

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May 1, 2013
June Kikue Matsushita, of Hilo, a retired substitute teacher for theDepartment of Education in Hawaii, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gordon, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services held.

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Chiu Lee

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April 1, 2013
Chiu “Pak Chiu” Lee, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Lin Fong baker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Gui MeiLin; sons Simon, Kevin and Dennis Lee, and Jie Feng Li; daughters Feng Chan and Feng Fei Li, Jamie Hui, Yvonne Yip and Dora Chee; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service:10 a.m. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Arthur Victor Krumper

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April 20, 2013
Arthur Victor Krumper, 95, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in New York City. Private services.

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Edwin Ryuichi Koyama

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April 13, 2013
Edwin Ryuichi Koyama, 57, of Honolulu, a state Department of Education administrative services director, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Michele T., son John K. and daughter Celeste K. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Celeste Koyama College Fund, in care of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, attention Celeste Koyama, P.O. Box 3072, Honolulu, HI 96802-3072. Incorrect information given in an obituary Friday.

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Shirley Ann Kaha‘i

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April 23, 2013
Shirley Ann Kaha‘i, 60, of Wailuku, a program director for Friends of Moku‘ula, died in Arizona. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Brandon; mother Louise Medeiros; stepfather Peter Keau; hanai daughter Anabelle Paet; brothers James Medeiros, Joseph Kaha‘i Jr. and Matthew Keau; sister Bernadine “Bernie” Kauweloa; and a hanai grandchild. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service:4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Edwin T. Hirai

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April 26, 2013
Edwin T. “Hirai” Hirai, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Eastman Kodak warehouse clerk with 40 years of service, and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gayle T., daughter Chanel A. Kipper, brothers Walter T. and Francis S., and sisters June S. Hirai, Margaret Tom and Eleanor Marquez. Services pending.

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Juan Cortez Fontanilla

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April 25, 2013
Juan Cortez Fontanilla, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Renaissance Wailea Beach Hotel employee, died. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lelita P.; sons Efren and Eddie; daughters Emily Ambata, Esmin Aquino andElisa Fontanilla; brother Santiago Sr.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Service:7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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CoreyKia Dado Deloso-Tallant

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April 29, 2013
Corey Kia Dado Deloso-Tallant, 22, of Wailuku died in Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Christopher and Colleen Tallant; brother Cejay; sister Cheyna Tallant; grandparents Walter Deloso, Patricia and Earl Helm, and David and Michiko Tallant; and great-grandparent Shigeko Bettencourt. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann Church in Waihee, Maui. Mass:10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Felix Dela Cruz

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April 8, 2013
Felix Dela Cruz, 75, of Waianae, a retired Department of Transportation highway maintenance supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Wai-anae. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Esmenia; sons Edison, Damien, Fulton and Adrian; daughters Lynne Paaluhi and Ingrid Anduha; sister Florentina Obrien 24 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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