Archive for August 1st, 2013

Robert Kiyoshi Sasaki, “Bob”

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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.

Arrianna Victoria Diaz

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July 2, 2013
Arrianna Victoria Diaz, 18, of Waipahu died at home. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by parents Carlos Eric Diaz and Juliet Bartolome. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hickam Air Force Base Chapel, 180 Kuntz Ave. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Contact Juliet Bartolome at 386-5396 for more information. Updated service information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Alice Miyoko Higa

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July 20, 2013
Alice Miyoko Higa, 88, of Kaneohe, an owner and proprietor of a bulldozing company, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Brian; daughter Constance Zimmerman; brothers Kiyoshi, Richard, Harold and Robert; sister Helen Sakurai; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Emma Ibea Hoffmann

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July 11, 2013
Emma Ibea Hoffmann, 54, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Mauna Kea Beach Hotel housekeeper, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Steven, brothers Felix and Fred Agdeppa, and sister Teresita Hostallero. 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 the church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Chad Kevin Hundley

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July 24, 2013
Chad Kevin Hundley, 40, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a former Hawaii County Fire Department firefighter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Tiger and Talon; mother Caroline K. Kuilipule; stepfather Preston Kuilipule; and sisters Lynn Iokepa, Lezli Strength and Laura Hundley. Private services.

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Takao Imae

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July 28, 2013
Takao Imae, 90, of Kahului, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. mechanic, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Hubert, daughter Susan Spegar, brother Thomas Imaye, sister June Fukuoka and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Dorothy Yoshiko Kamioka

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July 25, 2013
Dorothy Yoshiko “Dot” Kamioka, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Lanakila Health Center nurse, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by sons John M. and Thomas M., daughter Mary M. Kitsu, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Matao Nihei

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July 4, 2013
Matao Nihei, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Defense electronics technician at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Alice A., son Clayton, daughter Dora Miyagi and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Brillante Pedro Pagaduan

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July 24, 2013
Brillante Pedro Pagaduan, 96, of Honolulu died in Lilliha Health Care Center. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Ricardo, Victorio and Eusebio; 20 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines at a later date.

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SGT. MAJ. ROBERT F. PORTER

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SGT. MAJ. ROBERT F. PORTER Sgt. Maj. Robert F. Porter was born on March 5th, 1925 in Hornell, NY. He passed away peacefully on July 28, 2013 at Tripler Army Medical Center. At the age of 17 he joined the Marine Corps. After completing boot camp at Paris Island, S.C. he was sent to China for his first duty station. He served in WWII, The Korean War and 2 tours in Viet Nam. He also served as an instructor/inspector for a reserve unit in S. Bend, Indiana and was 1st Sgt. Of the 1st Medical Battalion. He was the Sgt. Maj. In charge of the Naval Prison in Kittery, ME. and the first Sgt. Maj. of Marine Corps Base Hawaii. He was a Master Mason and a member of St. John’s Lodge in Portsmouth, NH. He was A Shriner and Past Commander of The Legion of Honor of Aloha Temple. He was a Past Patron, Order of the Eastern Star and Rainbow Dad. He was a charter member and served many years on the Board of Directors at Windward Community Federal Credit Union. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Flora, Sons Lloyd (Kriss), Head Golf Pro at Rancho Bernardo, CA, David, (Susan) Retired Cmdr., USN, of Louisville, KY and Debbie Bagwell of Kailua, HI. He has 5 grandchildren and three great granddaughters (triplets) . Military Honors will be at the Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery in Kaneohe, Friday, August 2, 2013 @ 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Shriner’s Hospital, Honolulu Unit.

Thelma Florene Rutkoskie

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July 9, 2013
Thelma Florene Rutkoskie, 96, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in South Dakota. She is survived by sons Greg, Dennis and Clayton McKeown; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mariano Sagisi Sagaysay

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July 28, 2013
Mariano Sagisi Sagaysay, 72, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hawaiian Regent Hotel utility steward, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Marlon and Jalemar; daughter Jane; brothers Hilario “Mario,” John “Jun,” Geronimo “Gerry” and William; sisters Crispina Sagaysay, Juanita “Masing” Eugenio and Luzviminda Peros; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Robert Kiyoshi Sasaki

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July 28, 2013
Robert Kiyoshi Sasaki, 72, of Honolulu, a vice chairman at Alexander & Baldwin Real Estate Services, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vivian, son Robert C. “Bobby,” daughter Jessica L., mother Maizie N. and brothers John and Richard. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keaaumoku St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Conrad Clayton Suan Sr.

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June 26, 2013
Conrad Clayton “Adoy” Suan Sr., 90, of Waianae, a retired Hirano Bros. carpenter, former Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard maintenance department employee and bassist with Conrad & His Sextets, died in Aiea. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons Conrad Jr., Michael, Ronald Sr., Alan, Adrian and Dean; daughters Hedy, Sandra, Vanessa and Marlyn; brother Nando; sisters Connie and Priscilla; 28 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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HARRY ISAMU TAKEUCHI

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HARRY ISAMU TAKEUCHI Age 74, of Honolulu, HI, passed away July 17, 2013 in Honolulu. Born December 19, 1938 in Honolulu, HI. Harry was a member of the United States Air Force and retired from Brewer Environmental. He is survived by wife, Patricia Takeuchi; sons, Troy (Barbara) Takeuchi, Tod-Casey Takeuchi; daughters, Tracey (Carl) Miller of WA, Trisha Takeuchi; sisters, Sandra Gallant, Jean Marlow; brothers, Rodney Takeuchi, Calvin Takeuchi; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (August 5) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

Shizue Tanaka

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July 11, 2013
Shizue Tanaka, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Kamehameha Schools cook, died in Waipahu. She was born in Kawailoa. She is survived by sons Walter K., Robert K. and Douglas H.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Bingham Lomitusi Tuisamatatele

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July 10, 2013
Bingham Lomitusi Tuisamatatele, 90, of Honolulu, a Church of the New Testament pastor, died in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Esi; sons Ala, Bingham, Tavita, Suiai, Itula and Lomitusi; daughters Laavasa, Faaulu and Faatupu; 36 grandchildren; and 60 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Church of the New Testament, 1311 Prospect St. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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