Archive for August 16th, 2013

SETSUKO JUNE MURANAKA (OTA)

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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.

Rogelio Ozorio Barbieto

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Aug. 5, 2013
Rogelio Ozorio “Roger” Barbieto, 66, of Kailua-Kona and Waimanalo, a retired drywaller, commericial fisherman and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Nakamaru Hale. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kitty; son Samuel; daughter Krysta; brothers Domingo, David, Alfredo, Candido Jr., Richard and Benjamin; and sisters Nancy Steeley, Linda Cuesta, Vicky Dela Cruz, Patricia Manandik, Cynthia Barbieto and Tita Mendiola. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at Bellows Field Beach Park, Waimanalo. Casual attire. No flowers. Bring beach chairs; swimwear optional. Call 741-3963 for more information.

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Henry Roy Becklund

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July 30, 2013
Henry Roy Becklund, 92, of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent and a retired Marine Corps captain, died at home. He was born in Lawrence, Mass. He is survived by sons Walter, Albert and Henry R.; daughters Linda Martin and Margaret Williams; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: tributes.com.

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Fortunata Cabigas

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June 26, 2013
Fortunata “Nina” Cabigas, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Reef Hotel inspectress, died in Daly City, Calif. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Veronica, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to charity.

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Kathleen M. Chong

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Aug. 12, 2013
Kathleen M. Chong, 76, of Pearl City, an elementary school substitute teacher, died at home. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She is survived by husband George; sons Rodney, Colin and Gregory; daughters Stacey Chou, Laura Tasaki and Rhonda Chong; brother Keith Lo; and sisters Ivy Lee and Norma Chin. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City. Services: 9:50 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Florentina Villegas Collier

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July 23, 2013
Florentina Villegas Collier, also known as “Flo” and “Florence,” 85, of Ewa Beach, a cook and baker for Dot’s in Wahiawa and Barney’s Burger House, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Danny and Russell; daughters Margaret Kamaka, Jacqueline “Jackie” Cole, Briana Fonoti and Dorinda “Doree” Ohelo; brother Domingo Villegas; sister Esmeralda Munden; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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CATHERINE C. “KAY” MC DONALD

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CATHERINE C. KAY MC DONALD Catherine Cameron Mc Donald was born in Rothesay, Scotland. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, graduate of UC Berkeley and UH Manoa. She died peacefully at home. She is survived by sister Jean Hubschmitt; daughters Cameron, Susan and Robin; grand- children Ian and Jordan. Private burial at sea to join her late husband Lt. Col. John W. Mc Donald. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremations Services of Hawaii.

WENDY MAINAIVASA FITZGERALD

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WENDY MAINAIVASA FITZGERALD Age 54, of Honolulu, passed away July 25, 2013 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born September 9, 1958 in Honolulu. She was a Nursing Human Resources Assistant for 10+ years. She is survived by husband, Kevin Fitzgerald; parents, Takipo Daisy (Kelekolio) Lelafu, Tinou (Dorothy) Ae; brothers, Christopher Lightfoot, Paul (Bobbi Jo) Lightfoot, Kalani (Elizabeth) Lelafu, Tumuauatasi Stuart (Traci) Ae, Vincent Tino (Laura) Ae; sisters, Cindy Peninaivasa (Edmund) Copp, Norma Lee Lelafu, Fa’atamalii Belinda (Juanry) Alicea, Nafanua Elayne (Rex) Liva. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 8/20 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment 11:30 a.m. Friday 8/23 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Hazel Yangson Gonzales

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July 31, 2013
Hazel Yangson “Nana” Gonzales, 68, of Pearl City, a Kaimuki Inn waitress, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Juanito, son Sherwin, daughter Dawn Martinez, brother William Yangson, sister Lillian Alpiche and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Carmelita O. Grindstaff

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July 20, 2013
Carmelita O. Grindstaff, 64, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Darrell, sons Douglas and Craig Orpillia, brother Fernando Birgado, sisters Trinidad Alexander and Lorita Pokakaa, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Michael J. Heaton

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Aug. 11, 2013
Michael J. Heaton, 61, of Honolulu, an insurance adjuster, died in Honolulu. He was born in La Crosse, Wis. He is survived by mother Elizabeth A. and sisters Jane Robertson, Julie Heaton-Hill and Ruth Heaton. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Thomas Earl Hawthorne Jr.

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Aug. 10, 2013
Thomas Earl Hawthorne Jr., 72, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a United Airlines control maintenance supervisor and a Navy veteran, died at home. He is survived by wife Marlene C., daughter Brenda, stepdaughter Renee’ Kester, four stepsons and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

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Guadalupe Sabala Jr.

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July 28, 2013
Guadalupe Sabala Jr., 62, of Brawley, Calif., an Army veteran, died in Brawley. He was born in Brawley. He is survived by parents Guadalupe M. and Gavina R., and sisters Grace Inouye and Mary B. Hon. Services held.

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Elroy Roland Kane

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Aug. 3, 2013
Elroy Roland Kane, 72, of Honolulu, a retired UPS truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Moses Jr. and sisters Dagmar Kane, Uleilia Reichel and Urana Coggins. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Paia Protestant Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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EDITH PUANANI TOKOYO KAWAKAMI

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EDITH PUANANI TOKOYO KAWAKAMI Edith Puanani Tokoyo Kawakami, 91, of Honolulu, retired founder of Iolani Sportswear, passed away on August 6, 2013 at Arcadia Health Care Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son, Lloyd F. (Carla) Kawakami; daughters, Patricia K. Kawakami and Soozi H. Kawakami; grand- children, Mike Taylor, and Nick and Alex Kawakami; and great- grandchildren, Logan and Lexie Taylor. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Thursday, August 22, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations in Edith Kawakami’s name may be sent to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Rd., Honolulu, HI 96817.

Nolbert Kaimanahila Kelepolo

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June 17, 2013
Nolbert Kaimanahila “Bert” Kelepolo, 65, of Kailua-Kona, a food waiter for Kona Inn, Royal Kona Resort and the former King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Alexandra; brothers Benedict, Clifford, Matthew and Wilfred; sisters Lurline Kina, Hazel Juanich and Hilda House; hanai sister Gladiola Texeira; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 24 at St. Benedict Catholic Church lot, next to City of Refuge, Honaunau. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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Frences Sumako Kokubun

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July 28, 2013
Frences Sumako Kokubun, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration personnel clerk, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yoshiharu and daughter Tracy Byrnes. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Flor M. Labuguen

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Aug. 3, 2013
Flor M. “Flo” Labu-guen, 87, of Lihue, a retired Westin groundskeeper and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Garden Island Healthcare. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita; sons Moises, Bennett and Florante; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

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Marcy C. Lapitan

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July 29, 2013
Marcy C. Lapitan, 83, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by brother Maximo. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Margarita Catiel Lomongo

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Aug. 7, 2013
Margarita Catiel Lomongo, 84, of Waianae, a farmer, died in Puuwai o Makaha. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by sons Elpidio, Victor and Larry; daughter Josefina Canto; brother Francisco Catiel; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Additional information at leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Derrick Lionel Martin

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Aug. 5, 2013
Derrick Lionel Martin, 53, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Police Department officer and a veteran of the Air Force and Air National Guard Reserves, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jo-Ann; sons Michael and John; brothers Kimball, Robert and Kaipo; and sister Lani Daguio. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Louise J. Meier

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July 19, 2013
Louise J. Meier, 99, of Pearl City, a real estate agent, died in Pearl City. She was born in California. She is survived by daughters Karen and Kathleen. Celebration of life pending. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

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Keith Miki Momota

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Aug. 2, 2013
Keith Miki Momota, 55, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by parents Setsuo and Yoshiko, and sister Linda M. Gentry. Private services.

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Clarita Acdal Oamil

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July 23, 2013
Clarita Acdal “Balo” Oamil, 77, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Annabele Sadoy, brother Fausto Acdal, sister Herminia Feria and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Theodora Bondaug Kamai Roberson

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Aug. 5, 2013
Theodora Bondaug Kamai “Pinky” Roberson, 63, of Volcano, Hawaii, an employee of Dollar Rent a Car, Conen Trucking, Hawaii Botanical Gardens, Big Three Industries and the office of Dr. Douglas Yamashita, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Terry Murray and Shawn and Teddy Bondaug; sisters Linda Sanford, Debra Ferreira and Marissa “Beanie” Bondaug; stepbrothers Rodney Francisco, Raymond “Kaio” Ignacio and Michael and Mathew Sosa; and stepsisters Stephanie Francisco, Renesse Madera and Lorena Shirley. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Haili’s Tent, Panaewa Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sally Y. Shimabukuro

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Aug. 7, 2013
Sally Y. Shimabukuro, 73, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by husband Stanley, sons Grant S. and Dexter K., daughters Jan E. Ishikawa and Jean N. Dods, and 10 grandchildren. Services pending.

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Helen Harue Takenouchi

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July 31, 2013
Helen Harue Takenouchi, 92, of Pearl City, a retired Select Underwriters insurance adjuster, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Sheila Fukuda, brother Roy Uyeda and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Rosindo Tejada

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July 25, 2013
Rosindo “Rosie” Tejada, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Department of Agriculture inspector, retired Honolulu Police Department captain and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Lionel, Kenison and William; daughter Jackery Moogk; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert P. Tema

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Aug. 3, 2013
Robert P. Tema, 77, of Honolulu, proprietor of Alii Termite and Pest Control and Royal Properties, and a Navy pilot, died in Honolulu. He was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by sons Robert and Eric, daughter Laura Daigle, sisters Carol and Marilyn, and seven grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to any veterans organization.

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Arlene Magara Watanabe

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Aug. 4, 2013
Arlene Magara “Kitty” Watanabe, 77, of Kihei, Maui, a retired registered nurse at the Queen’s Medical Center, died at home. She was born in Pasco, Wash. She is survived by daughter Diane Pool, sisters Jean E. Kozawa and Brenda J. Kupfer, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at Valley of the Temples. Services: noon. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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