Archive for May 23rd, 2013

Gladys Tamako Yamada

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May 16, 2013
Gladys Tamako Yamada, 88, of Honolulu, retired owner of Artistic Beauty Shop, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dwight and Milton, daughters Alyson Takasaki and Sandra K. Yamada, sisters Lorraine Yonemura and Leatrice Muramoto, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Winifred Chang Wong

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March 28, 2013
Winifred Chang Wong, 89, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alfred; sons Roger, Bert, Byron and Vernon; daughter Carol Pong; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Chin Sing Won

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May 2, 2013
Robert Chin Sing Won, 89, of Aiea, a retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Air Force retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Leonard H.N.Y. and a grandchild. Private services.

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Melvin Sakae Tsuneda

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May 14, 2013
Melvin Sakae Tsuneda, 83, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Mary S.; son Dean T.; sisters Teruko Nakayama, Tessie Kochi and Elaine Nakao; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Sue Tate

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April 23, 2013
Mildred Sue Tate, 66, of Waipahu died. She was born in Christian County, Ky. She is survived by husband Larry; son Larry Jr.; brothers Charlie and Vinson Kendrick; sisters Annie Bell, Ruth Henry and Sarah Catlett; and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 3950 Paine Circle, Honolulu. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shigeo Suzuki

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April 29, 2013
Shigeo Suzuki, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Concrete & Rock Co. cement mixer driver, died in Rainbow Care Home. He was born in Piihau, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Sharon S. Kokubun, brother Michio and sister Fumiko Moore. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mildred Awaya Sueoka

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April 22, 2013
Mildred Awaya Sueoka, 98, of Pearl City, a Manoa Finance Co. retiree, died in Ewa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Cynthia Ichioka, sister Jane Imamura, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to a nonprofit organization of your choice. Updated information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Glenn Sequin

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April 26, 2013
Glenn “Lionel” Sequin, 82, of Pearl City, a retired crane operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jimette Holt Sequin, sons James D. “Snip” and Glenn “Whitey” Jr., daughter Kimberly “Tita” Matsumoto, brother William C., sister Mary Jane Lum, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Pearlridge. Services: 6:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Updated information for an obituary published May 2.

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Veronica Sales Rivera

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May 8, 2013
Veronica Sales Rivera, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired schoolteacher, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brother Alfred. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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John Edward Parker

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May 20, 2013
John Edward Parker, 75, of Hilo, a retired software designer, jazz musician and bass player for various bands in Hilo, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Judith Zeichner, daughter Laura, sister Amy and a grandchild. Gathering: 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Hilo Town Tavern. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gladys Michie Miyamoto

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May 12, 2013
Gladys Michie Miyamoto, 86, of Honolulu died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Faith, Doreen and Wendy. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Ethel Fusaye Mita

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May 13, 2013
Ethel Fusaye Mita, 96, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Thomas K. and Michael K., sisters Shirley K. Yamashiro and Margaret J. Horiuchi, and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Masakazu Minei

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May 10, 2013
Masakazu Minei, 83, of Waimea, Kauai, a radar technician at Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by wife Emily, son Marvin, daughter Sandra R. Souza, brother Masahiro, sister Gladys Komesu and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Takayoshi Kurokawa

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April 28, 2013
Takayoshi Kurokawa, 56, of Honolulu, a Realtor, died in Paris. He was born in Ehime, Japan. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu St. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Arthur Norris Jones

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May 17, 2013
Arthur Norris Jones, 84, of Hilo, a retired engineer at San Jose Steel and West Coast Rebar, and an Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Thorsby, Ala. He is survived by sons David and Daniel, daughter Deborah Newton, brothers Robert and Walter “Bud,” and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Rex Duane Johnson

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May 7, 2013
Rex Duane Johnson, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Realtor and a retired Air Force officer, died at home. He was born in Knox County, Ill. He is survived by wife Paula K., daughters Kathy Cazana and Kris Johnson, sisters Evelyn Roberts and Marilyn Johnson, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Development Department, 1310 Punahou St., Honolulu, HI 96826, or shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

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Soichi Ito

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May 3, 2013
Soichi “Willie” Ito, 90, of Honolulu, a retired house painter and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by son Brian H., brothers Masao and Harold, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Antonio Paakahile Inay

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May 17, 2013
Antonio Paakahile Inay, 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired security officer and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Michael and Mark; brother Melvin “Blur”; sisters Hannah Gentry, Lorraine Ahyo and Marvis Miyashiro; and 10 grandchildren. Services pending.

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Helena Hsu

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May 15, 2013
Helena Hsu, 68, of Kailua, a retired RadioShack sales associate, died in Honolulu. She was born in Macau, China. She is survived by son Benjamin Liao; sisters Angela Cantafio, Jenny Funkmeyer and Omega Kleinman; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Donald Eldon Gardner

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May 20, 2013
Donald Eldon Gardner, 70, of Centerville, Utah, formerly of Hawaii, a National Park Service research biologist, died in Centerville. He was born in Ogden, Utah. He is survived by wife Kathryn, son Richard, daughter Roseanne Christiansen and 10 grandchildren. Services to be held in Centerville.

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Joseph Nicholas Castelli

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May 17, 2013
Joseph Nicholas Castelli, 86, of Kailua-Kona, a retired GTE Sylvania advanced engineering specialist, Kona town historian and a Navy veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Dawn, sons Michael and Paul, daughters Claire Castelli and Catherine Persello, hanai daughter Mela Kealoha-Lindsey, sister Gloria Muscenti, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: noon Tuesday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua-Kona. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 76-5760 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa, HI 96725, or to Hospice of Kona. Aloha attire.

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Malcolm Ashlee Clark Carter

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May 10, 2013
Malcolm Ashlee Clark Carter, 35, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn. He is survived by fiancee Mary L. Borabora, mother Willena and sister Kellie. Services: 8 a.m. Saturday near the banyan tree at “Waikiki Walls.” Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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EDITH MADDAGAN SAGISI JAMON

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EDITH MADDAGAN SAGISI JAMON Age 68, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 14, 2013 in Las Vegas. Born June 16, 1944 in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines. Edith was a member of the Resurrection of The Lord Catholic Church. She is survived by sons, Les R. Sagisi & Stephanie Nash of NV, Jerome Sagisi & Karen Salgado of NV; daughter, Elaine Sagisi Stone (Kanani Stone); sisters, Tita Maddagan of CA, Susana Fronda of CA, Yolanda Cadavona of CA; brother, Tony Maddagan of TN; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 29) at Resurrection of The Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

FLORDELINO BALOCON TAGAMA

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FLORDELINO BALOCON TAGAMA Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 17, 2013 in Aiea. Born March 9, 1926 in Ewa. Retired from Oahu Sugar Co. He is survived by wife, Magdalena T. Tagama; sons, Herly (Emyline) Tagama, Billy (Maryline) Tagama, Danny (Sophie) Tagama; daughters, Estelita (Reynold) Cadiz, Emelda Salvador, Myrna Tagama; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children; sister, Rosalinda Nebres. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

AMY K. MISHINA

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AMY K. MISHINA Age 80, of Aiea, HI, passed away May 3, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born May 6, 1932 in Honolulu, HI. A retired civil service employee at Hickam Air Force Base. She is survived by son, Scott Mishina of San Francisco, CA; daughter, Hope Hipskind of Antioch, CA; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, George Fujioka; sister, Grace Magsayo of CA. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (May 26) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

JOSE MARIANO QUINTAL

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JOSE MARIANO QUINTAL Age 67, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 7, 2013 in Ewa. Born August 19, 1945 in Caoayan Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Was employed at Lenox Metals at Campbell Industrial Park and Oahu Sugar Company. He is survived by sisters, Leti Quintal, Alletha (Henry) Oliva; brothers, Pete (Cynthia) Quintal Sr, Abraham (Yolanda) Quintal. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 28) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Francis Emory “Buddy” Oliveira

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FRANCIS EMORY “BUDDY” OLIVEIRA
Passed away on May 5, 2013 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leilani W. and was extremely proud of his three children Brigadier Gen. Bruce Emory (Jeanne) Hon., Kay Haunani Lipps (Dan) Hon., and Brian Francis (Celeste) of LA. He adored his eight grandchildren Natasha Martens (Carey) WA, Brittany Nikolic (David) WI, Bronson Oliveira LA, Trixee Tsuji TX, 2nd Lt. Cean Oliveira GA, Keliko Oliveira UNLV, C’era Oliveira USD, and Taylor Tsuji UO and his three greatgrandchildren Shaelyn and Aurelia Martens and George Nikolic. Also surviving him is his sister, Jean O. Bowen (J. Adrian) CA. Buddy participated in track and football while in high school and college and was on the US Army track team, coached the Fort Shafter Commandoes Football Team and served as assistant track coach at Waipahu HS, Kailua HS, and University HS. As a member of the US Army, he served from 1945-46, 1947-51 UH ROTC, and 1951-61 US Army Reserves, 442 Inf. Regt. A graduate of the Univ. of Hawaii, he earned a B.A in Business and Master’s in Elem. Educ. and Administration. Professionally, Buddy was a teacher then principal at Nimitz Elem., Halawa Kai Elem., Barber’s Point Elem., Waipahu High, Lana’i Elem. and High, Aliamanu Elem., Aiea Inter., Kalani High, Roosevelt High, Jefferson Elem. and Orthopedic Unit, Booth Memorial for Young Mothers and Shriners Hospital. He retired from the DOE in 1980 then joined the State House of Representatives Sgt. Of Arms staff. His final retirement came in 1987 as Lecturer in the UH College of Education. Never lacking for something to do, Buddy had been active with the Lana’i City Lions, the East Hon. Rotary Club, the Honolulu Elks, Central YMCA Board of Managers,Waikiki Comm. Center, was a charter member of the Moanalua Lions and most recently active with the American Cancer Society. An avid golfer, Buddy was a charter member of Moanalua Golf Club. Following retirement, he and his wife moved to Volcano, Hi where he enjoyed playing at the Volcano Golf Club, gardening and receiving visits by friends and family for 20 years. Health needs brought him back to Honolulu where he could enjoy his family even more. Nothing was closer to his heart than his family. We’ll miss his pleasant disposition, ready smile, intelligence, humor, generosity and unconditional love of life and family.

SHIRO SAWAI

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SHIRO SAWAI Age 85, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 24, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born July 9, 1927 in Kipapa, Honolulu. He is survived by son, Ryan (Bridget) Sawai; daughter, Lisa Sawai; brothers, Kiyoto Sawai, Satoru (Barbara) Sawai, Mamoru Sawai; sisters, Mitsuru Sawa, Sumako Sawai, Chikako (Yoshitsugu) Nishimura; grand- child, Jessica Sawai. Private Services were held. No monetary gifts.


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