Archive for August 17th, 2013

Willard Zenei Akamine

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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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FLORENTINA “FLO” “FLORENCE” VILLEGAS COLLIER

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FLORENTINA FLO FLORENCE VILLEGAS COLLIER Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 23, 2013 in Ewa Beach, HI. She was born February 4, 1928 in Wailuku, Maui. She was a longtime cook and baker at Dot’s in Wahiawa & Barney’s Burger House. She is survived by sons, Danny (Carol) Collier of Maui, Russell (Virginia) Collier; daughters, Margaret (Samuel) Kamaka, Jacqueline “Jackie” (Norman) Cole, Briana (Benjamin) Fonoti, Dorinda “Doree” (Howard) Ohelo; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grand- children; 3 great-great- grand- children; brother, Domingo Villegas; sister, Esmeralda Munden of CA. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (August 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Sione Tinitale Feleunga

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Aug. 7, 2013
Sione Tinitale Feleunga, 73, of Honolulu, a stone mason, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by daughters Monalisa Lupi-Halapua, Pilimilose Ate-Sika, Eniselina Anitimoni-Feleunga and Elisi Vaimana-Feleunga; brother Siale Halatanu Siaosi; sister Siokapesi Makaafi; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday at Kilohana Methodist Church. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Crispin Bolosan Fernandez

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Aug. 9, 2013
Crispin Bolosan “Benny” Fernandez, 69, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Safeway Kapaa courtesy clerk, died at home. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucena; sons Jesse, Eugene, Philip and Jemuel; daughter Lovella Taylor; mother Dionisia Ragos; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Kapaa Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Richard Dean Fernandez

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Aug. 9, 2013
Richard Dean Fernandez, 59, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Globe, Ariz. He is survived by wife Antoinette; sons Jesse Larson, and Richard, Cheveyo and Joseph Fernandez; daughter Adrene Larson; brothers Stratie Kakadelas, Domingo Corona, and Nick and Greg Fernandez; sisters Eva Corona, and Darlene, Carla and Elsie Fernandez; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Wendy Mainaivasa Fitzgerald

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July 25, 2013
Wendy Mainaivasa Fitzgerald, 54, of Honolulu, a nursing human resources assistant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kevin; parents Takipo Daisy Lelafu and Tinou Ae; brothers Kalani Lelafu, Christopher and Paul Lightfoot, and Tumuauatasi Stuart and Vincent Tino Ae; and sisters Cindy Peninaivasa Copp, Norma Lee lelafu, Fa’atamalii Belinda Alicea and Nafanua Elayne Liva. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eva Moikeha Hoopai-Lin-Kee

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Aug. 4, 2013
Eva Moikeha Hoopai-Lin-Kee, 82, of Waianae, a housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Nakiku, Maui. She is survived by son Colin A. Lin-Kee; daughters Jacqueline Golden, Gracenora Lin-Kee-Kealoha and Gwendolyn Lin-Kee; stepdaughters Barbara Kekahuna and Belinda Borges; stepbrothers Joseph, Albert, Andrew, James and Robert Honokaupu; hanai sister Ipo Burns; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Jelcick

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July 9, 2013
Joseph “Gene” Jelcick, 90, of DuPont, Wash., a retired Air Force colonel, died in Olympia, Wash. He was born in Sunnyvale, Calif. He is survived by wife Coral; sons Thomas, Terry and James; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services to be announced. Donations suggested to Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, Hawaii or Guam, in care of Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1611 Kewalo St., Honolulu, HI 96822-3134.

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Roberta E. Jones

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Aug. 8, 2013
Roberta E. Jones, 75, of Makakilo, a director of marketing, died at home. She was born in Portsmouth, Va. She is survived by husband H. Stanley, sons Greg and Brian Nemeth, daughter Debby Weatherford, sister Marsha, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:15 p.m. Sept. 8 at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Services: 1:45 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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James T. Dilwith Jr.

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Aug. 5, 2013
James T. Dilwith Jr., also known as “Jimmy” and “The Crab Man,” 72, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Kauai Police Department lieutenant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Joyanne; sons Kalani Addington and James Dilwith III; daughter Deborah Walker; hanai daughter Debbie Tandal; brothers Dennis, Glenn and Dominic; sisters Malinda Micus, Joan Boener, Jami Dilwith, Michelle Lacerda and Bernadette; stepsister Christine Dela Cruz; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa. Services: 10:50 a.m. Casual attire.

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Carlos Isidro Toribio Jr.

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July 17, 2013
Carlos Isidro Toribio Jr., 37, of Ewa Beach, a dishwasher and busboy for Alan Wong’s Restaurant, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rosita and sisters Charlotte Banks and Rachel Toribio. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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LOTTE T. KALOI

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LOTTE T. KALOI Age 89, of Mililani, HI, passed away July 24, 2013 in Mililani. Born March 28, 1924 in Heilbron, Germany. Office manager at State Farm Insurance -Wahiawa. He is survived by 2 sons and family. Private services to be held.

Hiroko Kaneko

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Aug. 6, 2013
Hiroko “Marian” Kaneko, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Chun Hoon Pharmacy postal clerk and adult supervisor at Nuuanu Elementary School, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Reynold; daughters Karen Hill, Dianne Imamura and Sylvia Asato; brother George Takenaga; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edith Puanani Tokoyo Kawakami

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Aug. 6, 2013
Edith Puanani Tokoyo Kawakami, 91, of Honolulu, retired founder of Iolani Sportswear, died in Arcadia Health Care Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Lloyd F., daughters Patricia K. and Soozi H., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Flor M. Labuguen

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Aug. 3, 2013
Flor M. “Flo” Labuguen, 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 Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Cornelio Laoan

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July 24, 2013
Cornelio “Cornie” Laoan, 92, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Jose, daughter Arcelie Dela Cruz, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Catherine C. McDonald

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Aug. 11, 2013
Catherine C. “Kay” McDonald, 91, of Honolulu, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Rothesay, Scotland. She is survived by daughters Cameron and Robin McDonald, and Susan Lynch; sister Jean Hubschmitt; and two grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes at sea.

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Michael Owen Mullikin

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July 29, 2013
Michael Owen Mullikin, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired Army colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Salem, Ore. He is survived by wife Linka C. and sister Carolyn Lebsack. Services: 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-435 Aumoku St., Kaneohe. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Denise Eiko Nakano

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June 13, 2013
Denise Eiko Nakano, 64, of Kapolei, a Hawaii Medical Service Association claims representative, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne Kawakami, sons Wesley and Scott Kawakami, mother Hisako, brother Lawrence Jr. and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Lester Kinji Nakano

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Aug. 13, 2013
Lester Kinji “Les” Nakano, 64, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired First Hawaiian Bank teller and former Kona Hilton Hotel waiter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Keauhou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Nick and Tony; mother Asayo; brothers Richard, Dennis and Kenneth; sister Anne; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nathan Tetsuo Nomura

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May 15, 2013
Nathan Tetsuo Nomura, 65, of Honolulu, a Pearson Dental Supplies stock clerk and Securitas security guard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Teruo and brother Myles. Private services.

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Kuuleialoha Mabel Nunes

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July 20, 2013
Kuuleialoha Mabel “Lei” Nunes, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired Safeway Enchanted Lake cashier, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Rocky J., Robert E. and Richard W.; daughter Ku’uipo M.; brother Jesse “Mickey” Tom; sisters Lani and Sarah “Darling” Akana; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 10.

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Amy Emiko Oshiro

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Aug. 5, 2013
Amy Emiko Oshiro, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Aiea High School librarian, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband George S., son Todd K.S., daughter Kathryn T. Nishida, mother Betty K. Shimizu and sisters Merle T. Beuggert and Marian K. Shimizu. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Ruth Ely Petersen

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July 16, 2013
Ruth Ely Petersen, 98, of Kaneohe, an executive secretary for the National Education Association Washington D.C., died in Pohai Nani. She was born in Bronxville, N.Y. She is survived by niece Yona Chock. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Friday at Pohai Nani. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ricardo S. Rafanan

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Aug. 9, 2013
Ricardo S. “Ricky” Rafanan, 85, of Honolulu, a retired The Cab taxi driver and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Florence “Rafie,” daughter Deanna “Dana” Sniffen, brother Joseph “Joe” Tadita, sister Mary Visaya, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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ELEANOR NALUAHI RODRIGUES

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ELEANOR NALUAHI RODRIGUES Age 80, of Waianae, HI, passed away July 26, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born April 10, 1933 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by son, Albert (Maxine) Rodrigues; daughters, Rose Marie (Sonny) Glover III, Shirley (Leroy) Ortiz, Barbara “Bobbie” Rodrigues, Yvonne (Clayton) Avilla; brothers, Henry “Dickie” (Ethel) Kaahaaina, Andrew (Betty Ann) Kaahaaina, David (Kuulei) Nuuanu, Alva “Mahi” (Maile) Kaiwi; sisters, Katherine Maile (Willie) Kalama, Joyce Purdy; 10 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great- granddaughter. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (August 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.

Ronald L. Ross

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July 29, 2013
Ronald L. Ross, 78, of Honolulu, a Civil Service communications employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Island Hospice. He was born in Ponca City, Okla. He is surived by wife Wendy, son Gary S., daughter Tina A. Navarez, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 9.

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Darrell M. Sabihon

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DARRELL M. SABIHON May 29, 1942 – July 6, 2013 It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Darrell M. Sabihon in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA where he died at home surrounded by his loving family: his wife Ellen, daughter Sheryl (Brad) Rasmussen, son Keith (Michelle) Sabihon and grandchildren Erik, Kori, Brandon and Lauren. Darrell was a graduate of the Leilehua High School (1960), enlisted in the Air Force (1961), moved to Los Angeles (1965) and attended LA Trade Technical School. Darrell worked at Hughes Aircraft for 25 years and later began his entrepreneurial ventures that included housing developments in the Philippines and in Haiti . Darrell was the son of Stanley and Mamie Sabihon. He is also survived by his sisters: Winona (Cliff) Lane, Gylene (Rod) Ornellas, Alison (Mickey) Shimabukuro and Christine Sabihon. Please sign the guestbook at www.greenhillsmortuary.com

Milton Hueu Saffery

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July 27, 2013
Milton Hueu Saffery, 94, of Aiea, a state assistant registrar, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Milton P.; daughters Blossom L. Perry, Camille S. Igawa and Heather H.L. Saffery; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Margaret Salvador

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Aug. 5, 2013
Margaret Salvador, 91, of Aiea, a laundry employee, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Albert; daughter Sylvia Hanohano; brothers George and Clarence “Pake” Domdoma; sisters Hilda Cannon, Lucy McPalmer, Cecilia Cullen and Agnes Domdoma; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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