Archive for August, 2013

Robert Kiyoshi Sasaki, “Bob”

Posted On August 1st, 2013 -

ROBERT KIYOSHI SASAKI, “BOB” 72, of Honolulu, a loving husband, father, brother, friend and colleague to many, passed away peacefully at Queens Medical Center on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Bob was born on January 12, 1941, at Kapiolani Medical Center, to Robert and Maizie Sasaki. After graduating from Kailua High School, Bob received a Bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Bob was an iconic member of Alexander & Baldwin’s executive team throughout a distinguished 44 year career, before retiring as Vice Chairman of A&B Properties in 2010. His leadership, hard work and loyalty contributed immeasurably to A&B status as Hawaii’s premier leading real estate company. Bob was recently recognized with a Lifetime Achievement award from NAIOP Hawaii. Bob’s insight & guidance extended far beyond the business community into numerous charitable boards including the Boys & Girls Club of Honolulu, Kuakini Medical Center Foundation, American Diabetes Association as well as Star of the Sea School and Luana Gardens, where he served as board president. Bob has also been an influential presence as a board member of Waterhouse Inc. and the University Of Hawaii School Of Architecture Advisory Board. Bob lived through principles of hard work, integrity and innate benevolence. “Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and feed him for a lifetime.” Bob was an amazing teacher to all who knew him. His principles and direction have influenced countless individuals throughout various communities in Hawaii. Bob is survived by his wife, Vivian; son, Robert; daughter, Jessica (Dean) Uehara; mother, Maizie; two brothers, Richard (Iris) Sasaki, John (Patricia) Sasaki; and step-brother, Charles (Dale) Keyes. A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 3rd, Visitation 9:30AM, Service: 10:30AM, at Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoku St, Honolulu HI. All are welcome to celebrate the life of the late Robert Kiyoshi Sasaki. Aloha attire. No flowers.

DAISY KELIIKIPI LUNG (97)

Posted On August 11th, 2013 -

DAISY KELIIKIPI LUNG (97) Passed away on August 2, 2013 at the Straub Clinic and Hospital. Born on May 10, 1916 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a long time employee of 47 years at the Straub Clinic and Hospital. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Ipo) and Robert and grandchildren Kimi and Keenan. A memorial visitation and service will be at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, on August 15, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

SETSUKO JUNE MURANAKA (OTA)

Posted On August 16th, 2013 -

SETSUKO JUNE MURANAKA (OTA) 92, was a devoted wife, great mom, one-of-a-kind grandmother, good friend, amazing dressmaker, and wonderful cook. She would say, “I had a good life. I traveled all over.” Born in Kau on 11/23/1920, she passed away peacefully at home in Kalihi on 7/15/2013, the last of 10 siblings. Survived by husband Toshiki (97), son Alvin and wife Jenny, son Randy and wife Maria, and granddaughter Laura. She lost her number three son, Garrett, when he was 11. Memorial was held.

Henrietta E. Aarona

Posted On August 10th, 2013 -

July 19, 2013
Henrietta E. “Tita” Aarona, 68, of Waimanalo, a retired Hilo Hattie supervisor, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ray A. Aarona and David Poohina; brothers David “Butch,” Donald, Darrell and Denny DeMello; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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DOMINADOR “DON” PAMAT ABREGANO

Posted On August 2nd, 2013 -

DOMINADOR DON PAMAT ABREGANO Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 28, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 22, 1925 in Hakalau, HI. Dominador was a retired staff sergeant from the Hawaii Army National Guard 29th Infantry Brigade & Troop E 19th Calvary who also served in world war II & the Federal Civil Service. He was an assistant professor of the Central Hawaiian Activities 3 Kenpo Karate Association. He is survived by sons, Roland (Mary) Abregano, Gerald “Kelala” Abregano, Garrett Abregano, Darwin Aliser; daughters, Donna (Geronimo) Tolentino, Della (Michael Cobb) Joaquin, Brenda Abregano- Walker, Reinette Ashpole; brothers, Zacarias “Zack” (Lucy) Abregano, Jose Abregano; sister, Olivia Betonio; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (August 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (August 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Schofield Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Dominador Pamat Abregano

Posted On August 3rd, 2013 -

June 28, 2013
Dominador Pamat “Don” Abregano, 87, of Pearl City, a federal civil service employee and a retired Hawaii Army National Guard staff sergeant and an Army veteran who served in World War II in the 29th Infantry Brigade and Troop E 19th Cavalry, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Roland, Gerald “Kelala” and Garrett Abregano, and Darwin Aliser; daughters Donna Tolentino, Della Joaquin, Brenda Abregano-Walker and Reinette Ashpole; brothers Zacarias “Zack” and Jose; sister Olivia Betonio; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Angelina Acoba

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

Aug. 13, 2013
Angelina “Kay” Acoba, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired clerk at the former Pay Less Department Store in Hilo and a seamstress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Leonard and Patrick, daughters Paula Chuck and Claudia Palea, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anthony Acpal

Posted On August 10th, 2013 -

July 30, 2013
Anthony Acpal, 58, of Ewa Beach, a dishwasher, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Bernard and Abraham Koko; brothers Rogelio, Teodorico, Artemio and Alfred; sisters Carolina Tacotaco, Rose A. Oasay, Carmelita Hipshire and Josefina Salvador; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Athena K. Adams

Posted On August 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 16, 2013
Athena K. Adams, 82, of California, a Realtor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Newark, N.J. She is survived by sisters Kartherine Britton, Sotira Shibley, Bessie Anuszkiewsz and Evangeline Corzelius. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 990 Lunalilo St. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Ladies Philoptochos Society-Honolulu. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Patrick Wayne Agcalon

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

Aug. 7, 2013
Patrick Wayne Agcalon, 36, of Glenwood, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Fred and June; brother Derek; and sisters Laura, Sonia and Robyn. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow at the mortuary. Casual attire.

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Santiago Aguda Agcaoili

Posted On August 4th, 2013 -

July 28, 2013
Santiago Aguda Agcaoili, 81, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired principal at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind in Honolulu and an Army veteran, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Miriam; son Maury; daughter Janis Kara; brothers John Rabanal, Ernest and George Agcaoili, and Tony and Benjamin Serapion; sisters Felicidad Fagaragan and Agnes A. Casupang; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Private urn committal services. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Salvacion Marcelino Agsalda

Posted On August 9th, 2013 -

July 17, 2013
Salvacion Marcelino Agsalda, 89, of Waialua died in Waipahu. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Julio Malasig and Jeremias and Primo Agsalda; sisters Agripina Agcaoli and Rizalina Tunac; nine granchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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SALVACION MARCELINO AGSALDA

Posted On August 10th, 2013 -

SALVACION MARCELINO AGSALDA Age 89, of Waialua, HI, passed away July 17, 2013 in Waipahu. Born October 28, 1923 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Julio (Ester) Malasig, Jeremias (Delia) Agsalda, Primo (Angie) Agsalda; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Agripina Agcaoili of Philippines, Rizalina Tunac of Philippines. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (August 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Generosa Rivera Aguinaldo

Posted On August 2nd, 2013 -

July 26, 2013
Generosa Rivera Aguinaldo, 103, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Amado, Ernest “Jackie,” Domingo “Sunday” and Fausto; daughters Mariana Villatora, Julia Tambua and Karol Rita; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Willard Zenei Akamine

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 30, 2013
Willard Zenei Akamine, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Safeway Manoa store manager and an Army Military Intelligence Service veteran who served in World War II, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife May F., son Dan, daughters Jane Ching and Marian Uyehara, brother John, sister Nancy and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Amy K. Akau

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

Aug. 6, 2013
Amy K. Akau, 85, of Kaimuki, a school bus driver and homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by sons Richard Jr., James, Maurice, Christopher and Patrick; daughters Christine and Corrine Akau, Catherine Pitre, Cynthia Calvey and Amy Somera; 22 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu. Services:noon. Burial:2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

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AMY K. AKAU

Posted On August 29th, 2013 -

AMY K. AKAU Aug. 6, 2013 Amy K. Akau, 85, of Kaimuki, housewife/school bus driver, died in Honolulu. She is survived by sons: Richard Jr, James, Maurice, Christopher, Patrick Sr; daughters: Christine, Catherine, Corrine, Cynthia, Amy; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 am, Sat. 8/31 at Star of the Sea Church. Service 12:00. Burial 2:15 pm at Diamond Head Cemetery. Casual Attire.

Lucille Yvonne Leimomi Alapai

Posted On August 9th, 2013 -

Aug. 4, 2013
Lucille Yvonne Leimomi “Momi” Alapai, 65, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired Molokai Airport bartender, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Akira Alapai and Paul “Pauly” Kuwamura; daughters Mieko Kaui, Kikue Donnelly, Ty Alapai and Shar “Choo” and Shay “Choriki” Iseri; brothers Adrian and Delbert K. Lewis; sisters Flora “Laie” Iseri, Miriam “LaHapa” Texeira, Frances “Leinaala” Kaneakua and Rosemary “Leialoha” Millarich; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Family visitation: 8:30 a.m. and public visitation: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Christian Crossroads Fellowship, Kapaa. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaa County Cemetery.

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Lucille Yvonne Leimomi Alapai

Posted On August 14th, 2013 -

Aug. 4, 2013
Lucille Yvonne Leimomi “Momi” Alapai, 65, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired Molokai Airport bartender, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Akira Alapai and Paul “Pauly” Kuwamura; daughters Mieko Kaui, Kikue Donnelly, Ty Alapai and Shar “Choo” and Shay “Choriki” Iseri; brothers Adrian and Delbert K. Lewis; sisters Flora “Laie” Iseri, Miriam “LaHapa” Texeira, Frances “Leinaala” Kaneakua and Rosemary “Leialoha” Millarich; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Family visitation: 8:30 a.m. and public visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christian Crossroads Fellowship, Kapaa, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaa County Cemetery. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Josephine Del Rosario Alarca

Posted On August 2nd, 2013 -

July 26, 2013
Josephine Del Rosario Alarca, 55, of Honolulu, a cashier, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Cirio J., daughters Cielo M.D. and Chanel J.D., mother Norma B. Del Rosario, brother Ronald B. Del Rosario and sister Celia D. Pananiban. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Michael Alfiche

Posted On August 5th, 2013 -

July 25, 2013
Michael Alfiche, 63, of Kaneohe, a Kraft Foods Hawaii merchandiser, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Brenda M., son Kaimi, daughter Cheri Beddow, father Ristantino C., brothers Phillip and Peter, sisters Lolly Boranian and Rose Alfiche, and two grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Anthony Albert Aloha Amadeo

Posted On August 6th, 2013 -

July 8, 2013
Anthony Albert Aloha “Tony” Amadeo, 55, of The Dalles, Ore., formerly of Hawaii, a musician, died in Oregon. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous children, brother John and sisters Priscilla “Percy” Awai Checter, Sharlene “Lani” Tuitavuki, Henrietta “Penny” Gueso and Irene “Rayna” Despabiladeras. Celebration of life: noon Thursday at Pokai Bay.

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KEIJI AMEMIYA

Posted On August 30th, 2013 -

KEIJI AMEMIYA Age 88, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 20, 2013 in Mililani. Born March 3, 1925 in Opaeula, Waialua, Honolulu. Retired superintendent for Dole Wahiawa and Lion’s Club member for 52 years. He is survived by wife, Setsuko Amemiya; sons, Roy (Marilyn) Amemiya, Chris (Anne) Amemiya; daughters, Corinne (Edwin) Watanabe, Jan (Randy) Iwase, Debra Luning; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great- great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald (Caroline) Amemiya, Clayton (Jan) Amemiya; sisters, Grace (Sadamu) Sakai, Kuniko Kay (William) Griffith, Hoshiko (Howard) Miike, Brenda (Larry) Henry. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:15 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Keiji Amemiya

Posted On August 31st, 2013 -

Aug. 20, 2013
Keiji Amemiya, 88, of Mililani, a retired Dole Wahiawa superintendent, died in Mililani. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Setsuko; sons Roy and Chris; daughters Corinne Watanabe, Jan Iwase and Debra Luning; brothers Ronald and Clayton; sisters Grace Sakai, Kuniko Kay Griffith, Hoshiko Miike and Brenda Henry; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:15 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Roland Manuel Andaya

Posted On August 5th, 2013 -

July 27, 2013
Roland Manuel Andaya, 78, of Ewa Beach, a Campbell High School substitute teacher, retired AT&T Communications teacher and an Army veteran, died at home. He is survived by wife Babette, son Richard, daughters Roberta Kmet and Illana Wright, and three grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at KROC Center in Kapolei. Services:6 p.m. Graveside services:1 p.m. Aug. 12 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Catherine Close Anderson

Posted On August 22nd, 2013 -

Aug. 4, 2013
Catherine Close “Katie” Anderson, 101, of Honolulu, an entrepreneur, died in Honolulu. She was born in Liberty, Mo. She is survived by adopted son John and niece Sarah Barrow. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at her home. Donations suggested to the Salvation Army.

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Mikala S. Anderson

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

Aug. 12, 2013
Mikala S. “Kala” Anderson, 29, of Anahola, Kauai, a carpenter, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Jaylouise “Jali” Carlyle-Anderson, parents Thomas and Thomasina “T,” brother LurGuail Counts, and numerous stepbrothers and stepsisters. Celebration of life:Noon Saturday at the end of Lydgate Beach Park. Potluck gathering. Casual attire.

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David Kauhanekui Mc Angus

Posted On August 23rd, 2013 -

July 17, 2013
David Kauhanekui Mc Angus, 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired U.S. Postal Service postmaster, a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War and a recipient of the Purple Heart, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy G., son David, daughters Dawn Sachs and Christine Ontai, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Hazel Ayako Aoyagi

Posted On August 27th, 2013 -

Aug. 16, 2013
Hazel Ayako Aoyagi, 91, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired State Auto Parts bookkeeper, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born inHilo. She is survived by daughters Brenda Matsuyama and Sharon Langsi, brother Kazumi Muraki, sister Helena Muraki, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Marjorie June Maier Apana

Posted On August 13th, 2013 -

July 30, 2013
Marjorie June Maier Apana, 89, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by husband Lionel W.; sons William F. Jr. and Patrick Maier, and Robert M. Apana; daughter Pamela L. Maier; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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