Archive for June 30th, 2013

Richard Alcomindras

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June 14, 2013
Richard Alcomindras, 66, of Lahaina, a retired police officer, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Fea-B-Lei S., daughters Kuulei and Koleka, brother Frank, sisters Linda Martin and Gloria J. Williams, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Maui Lani Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuar-ies.com.

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Marcelino H. Altura

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June 24, 2013
Marcelino H. “Celine” Altura, 84, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Hono-kaa Sugar Co. cover seed tractor operator, died at home. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinidad Y., sons Reynaldo and Ronald, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yuriko Awa

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YURIKO KUBA AWA Age 94, of Aiea, Hawaii, (formerly from Lanai City) passed away May 26, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born April 29, 1919 in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii. She was a retired Dole Pineapple Company worker. She is survived by son, Ronald Awa (Darlene); daughters, Ella Fryberger (Jack), Carolyn Fukui (Donald), Myrna Bedford and Debbie Awa-Williams (Lew); brother, Roy Kuba; 7 grandchildren, 5 great- grand- children and one great-great grandchild. Services to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park, July 1, 2013, visitation at 9:30 am and services at 10:30 am.

Steven Barro

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June 19, 2013
Steven Barro, 52, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a lunch wagon and restaurant owner, and a Navy veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Blake, parents Phillip and Loretta, brothers Stewart and Anthony, and sisters Debbie Gacayan and Liane Kilmede. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Frances Annie Beckley-Ohelo

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FRANCES ANNIE BECKLEY-OHELO
Frances Annie Beckley-Ohelo, (90), was born in Honolulu on May 30, 1923. She retired as an Inspector with Dole Cannery after 42 years or more of service. She died in Honolulu on June 12, 2013. Predeceased by parents: Benjamin and Frances Annie Beckley; by all (7) of her brothers and sisters: William Weir, Benjamin (John Bull), Edward (Eddie) and James (Jimmy) Beckley; sisters: Marie (Kahino) Holt, Harrietta (Henrietta) Naki, and Gladys (Namie) Kanei; husband, Victor Ohelo and sons, Victor (Humpty) and Newell (John) Ohelo. Frances Ohelo is survived by daughter: Winona Frances Ohelo; 3 grandchildren: Amber, Angela and Bradah Ohelo and 6 great-grandchildren: Brittney, Steffen, and Ashlyn Onaga, Ron Ohelo, Mahina and Noah Monsarette-Ohelo, daughter-sister-brother-in laws, numerous nieces and nephews. Frances loved her mother, Frances Annie Beckley, uncle, Uncle Fred Beckley-Kahea, curator of the Royal Mausoleum, mother-in-law, Mrs Annie Ohelo, and the Beckley-Ohelo family throughout her lifetime. Private Services on July 2, 2013 at Valley of the Temple Chapel: Visitation: 9:30 to 10:30 am, Services: 10:30 to 11:30 am, Lunch (next to chapel upper lanai): 11:30 to 12:30 pm, Burial: 1:00 pm

NORAH ADRIC “QUEEN OF BINGO”

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NORAH ADRIC QUEEN OF BINGO Age 87, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away June 2, 2013 in Haleiwa. Born November 16, 1925 in Makawao, Maui. She had a passion for life and a “heart” for people and animals. She is survived by daughters, Alexandria L. Adric, Eva L. (Edward) Robello, Pamela M. (Armondo) Garza, Brenda L. Tripp; sons, Alexander H. (Theresa) Adric, Jr., Randall B. Adric, Reginald V. (Rhoda) Adric, Hanalei R. Adric, Shannon K. (Wendy) Preece; 32 grandchildren; 49 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. Private Services were held.

Harold Hiromi Furukawa

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May 24, 2013
Harold Hiromi “Maxie” Furukawa, 84, of Hono- lulu, a retired city Department of Housing civil engineer and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sue, son Dean, daughter Joy Morimoto, brother Dr. Edward and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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HAROLD HIROMI “MAXIE” FURUKAWA

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HAROLD HIROMI MAXIE FURUKAWA Of Honolulu, 84, passed away on May 24, 2013, at Queen’s Medical Center. He was a retired civil engineer with the City and County of Honolulu’s Dept. of Housing and Community Development. He is survived by wife, Sue S. Furukawa; son, Dean M. (Leslie) Furukawa; daughter, Joy K. (Bruce) Morimoto; granddaughters, Lisa Michelle Furukawa, and Marcy Furukawa; grandson, Scott Morimoto; brother, Dr. Edward F. (Grace) Furukawa; niece, Dr. Louise Furukawa; and nephew, Arthur Furukawa. Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, July 5, 2013, at Hosoi Mortuary; visitation to begin at 4 p.m. and service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

James Shoichi Hasebe

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June 25, 2013
James Shoichi Hasebe, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Japan Airlines passenger service supervisor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by sons Kunio and Thomas N., daughter Lisa C. Lockwood, brothers Frank and Roy Fujimoto, and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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Derek Kekona Haugen

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June 2, 2013
Derek Kekona Haugen, 42, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Deanne “Dee”; sons Chaz and Zahc Calistro, and Derek K. Haugen II; daughter Crystal Haugen-Lee; father Cordell K.; mother Georgina; stepmother Carmen; brothers Stanton Haugen and Michael Rivera; and sisters Cathy Rivera-Concannon and Donna Lucero. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ross Hiatt

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Celebration of Life in memory of ROSS HIATT Wednesday, July 3, 2013 4-7 pm Ko’olau Ballrooms & Conf Ctr 45-550 Kionaole Rd Kaneohe, HI 96744 Drop by anytime. Pupus available throughout the celebration. Mini concert at 5:15 with pastor to speak at 5:30.

Sharon L. Hiona

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June 14, 2013
Sharon L. Hiona, 65, of Kaneohe, a Parents and Children Together retiree, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David O.; sons David O. Jr., Christopher A. and Sheldon A.; brother Sheldon Yap; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Fusae Oda Hiranaga

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June 18, 2013
Fusae Oda Hiranaga, 93, of Kahului, a Maui Land and Pineapple Co. payroll clerk, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Patricia Borg, brother Takeo Oda and sister Aiko Tarumoto. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jason M. Hirano

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May 25, 2013
Jason M. Hirano, 52, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sons Jonah Hirano, Isaiah Takushi and Alika Limatoc; daughters Sheena Hirano and Shannon Limatoc; mother Hatsune; sister Mona Hirano-Asada; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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KAORU “KAY” ITO

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KAORU KAY ITO Age 93, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 9, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 19, 1920 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Anthony House. She is survived by sons, James S. (Pamela) Ito, Ronald M. Ito; brother, Shigeo (Adela) Shiraishi; sister, Grace Morales; 5 grandchildren; 1 great- grandchild. Private Services held. Please, no monetary offerings and no flowers.

Robert Colver James

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June 27, 2013
Robert Colver James, 83, of Kaneohe, a Realtor and an Army retiree, died at home. He was born in Hollywood, Calif. He is survived by son Mark; daughters Jenny James, Jessica McArdle and Julie Kauhane; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kailua Church of the Nazarene.

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Marieatta Pu‘unani Jarnesky

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June 25, 2013
Marieatta Pu‘unani Jarnesky, 49, of Pukalani, Maui, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Daniel Nakasone; son Kai Nakasone; daughters Shantey and Tia Kakalia, and Vanna Duarte; and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Joseph Anthony Nieves Jr.

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June 15, 2013
Joseph Anthony “Joe” Nieves Jr., 23, of Hilo, a Don’s Grill cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Cassandra Lokelani Cho; brother Melvin Kikau Jr.; sister Au’tumn Cho-Kikau; grandparents Marciana and Kenneth Armstrong, and George Cho; great-grandparent Jeanny Cho; and fiancee Maria Salmeron. Private services.

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Patricia Kanoekawehilani Secretario Kahaikupuna

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May 30, 2013
Patricia Kanoekawehilani Secretario Kahaikupuna, 60, of Lahaina, an education assistant at King Kamehameha III School, Front Street, Lahaina, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Daniel and Jerry; daughter Jerika; brothers Gary and Theodore Secretario; sisters Maxine Carlson, Monica Vierra, Anna Rosenthal, Pamela Hardy and Moana Grothmann; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Services at noon. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jerry Kuuleialoha Kamalii

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June 5, 2013
Jerry Kuuleialoha “Indian” Kamalii, 60, of Hilo, a former Oneloa Papaya Co. field worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Harry K., Henry K. and Barry K.; and sisters Leatrice L. and Marilyn M. Kamalii, and Jolana L. Colobong. Private services held. Celebration of life to be announced at a later date.

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Marcus C. Kanahele

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MARCUS C. KANAHELE Marcus C. Kanahele, 59, of Florida, passed away on January 14, 2013. Marcus is from Oahu and survived by wife, Gloria and daughter, Malia. Service 6-8 pm, July 5, 2013 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kihei Ward, Maui. Ocean scattering July 6.

Pauline Miwako Kaneshiro

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June 19, 2013
Pauline Miwako Kaneshiro, 86, of Wahiawa, a preschool teacher at Hanalani Schools, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband the Rev. Mike; son James; and daughters Merle Jones, and Lynne and Annie Kaneshiro. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Friday at Calvary Independent Church, 1375 California Ave., Wahiawa. Services: 10:45 a.m. No flowers.

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Natalie Kanoa

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June 3, 2013
Natalie “Suzie” Kanoa, 59, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by husband Henry Sr.; son Henry Jr.; daughters Ulysus Kanoa-Perez, and Ursula and Uynice Kanoa; brothers Saff, Vince and Nathan Aina; sisters Vina Aina, Ui Denham, Pake Wong and Michelle Kealohanui; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Charles A.Y. Mau

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June 24, 2013
Charles A.Y. Mau, 73, of Hono-lulu died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Esther L. Nakoa, son Emery L. Nakoa, daughter Melody K. Colburn, sisters Sadie Yamaguchi and Darlene B. Sparks, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 pm. Burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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AKIMASA NISHIMURA

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AKIMASA NISHIMURA Age 90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 2, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 2, 1922 in Oakala, N. Hilo, HI. He is survived by sons, Carl Nishimura, Paul Nishimura, Errol Nishimura; daughter, Gail Nishimura; brother, Fred (Ruth) Nishimura; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 great- great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

Katsuko Otani

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June 10, 2013
Katsuko “Helen” Otani, 97, of Hilo, a retired papaya packer at the former Mr. Papaya Co., died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son George; daughter Pearl Y. Lueftner; brothers Robert and Richard Ishihara; sisters Thelma Botelho, Lillian Ho and Sue Tanabe; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Sadiri P. Padrigo

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June 23, 2013
Sadiri P. “Cesar” Padrigo, 52, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a landscaper, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Alcala, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Geraldine; sons Leonson and Joven; daughters Princess, Kristina, Bea and Alyssamae; father Rafael; brothers Darlito, Edmar and Marlo; sisters Princisita Miranda and Presnida Ibay; and a grandchild. Visitation and all-night vigil: 5 p.m. Thursday at the family residence in Naalehu. Rosary: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alfredo Panela

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June 7, 2013
Alfredo “Pedong” Panela, 83, of Kailua, an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Haina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yukie; sons Andrew and Alfred Panela, and Michael Runnels; daughters June Marr, Rowena Hanson, Faye Hara, and Charlotte and Lu Ann Runnels; brother William Valera; sister Beatrice Cabral; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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ALFREDO “PEDONG” PANELA

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ALFREDO “PEDONG” PANELA
Age 83, of Kailua, HI, passed away June 7, 2013 in Kailua. Born June 20, 1929 in Haina, HI. He is survived by wife, Yukie Panela; sons, Andrew (Julie) Panela, Alfred (Teri) Panela, Michael Runnels; daughters, June (James) Marr, Rowena (Kermit) Hanson, Faye (Dean) Hara, Charlotte Runnels, Lu Ann Runnels; brother, William (Carmen) Valera; sister, Beatrice (George) Cabral; 12 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildern. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire.

Edwin Teiji Sato

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May 30, 2013
Edwin Teiji Sato, 74, of Pearl City, a former Japan Airlines employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Misao; sons Edward, Brian, Jason and Keith; brothers Roy, Benjamin and Clifford; sister Phyllis; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

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