Archive for August 20th, 2013

Elaine Liawahine Kaahanui Gomes

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July 21, 2013
Elaine Liawahine Kaahanui Gomes, also known as “Lia” and “Mary Elaine,” 73, of Kaneohe, a retired employee of the Queen’s Medical Center, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Robertha P. Yamaguchi; brothers Robert, John and Chris Kaahanui, and John Nuuhiwa; sister Annie Dow-Leslie; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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George Shigeru Hirasaki

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Aug. 10, 2013
George Shigeru “Hira” Hirasaki, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Wasa Electric Co. electrician and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie S. Hirasaki, son Neal I., daughters Corinne T. Hamada and Renee N. Hirasaki, brother John, sister Florence Kajiwara and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 3 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Maholm Jr.

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July 19, 2013
James “Jim” Maholm Jr., 81, of Mililani, a retired Army staff sergeant who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a retired heavy equipment shop employee at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cadiz, Ohio. He is survived by wife Hisako, daughter Joyce Gabriel, sister Sue Salter, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Baptist Church.Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery, Wahiawa. Casual attire.

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Peter Kinolau Kamakawiwoole

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Aug. 12, 2013
Peter Kinolau Kamakawiwoole, 74, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telcom electronics technician and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cynthia; sons Peter Sr., Paul W. and Patrick; brothers William C. Jr., Lawrence K. and Wesley; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Anapesi Kite Koli

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Aug. 13, 2013
Anapesi Kite Koli, 66, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kolofooa, Tonga. She is survived by husband Otuleaihetohi; sons Tuungafue and Sione U. Masaniai, and Moleni Jr. and Saluno Koli; daughters Heitelenisia Kite, Pakimoto K. Lopeti, Tapenisa and Ilisapesi N. Koli, and Leilani Kite-Koli; brother Tevita L. Kite; sisters Leonia Vei, Seniola Katoa, Makaleta Oleli, Ofa Kite and Timina Latu; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at First Tongan United Methodist Church of Hawaii-Vaikau‘aki, Waimanalo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: noon. Committal services and burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Vivian Choy Ma

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Aug. 3, 2013
Vivian Choy Ma, 92, of Honolulu, a retired state dental hygienist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alan, daughter Marian Akana and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Dale Shizuko Maemoto-Woodring

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July 12, 2013
Dale Shizuko Maemoto-Woodring, 64, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry Woodring; daughters Tamarra Oliver, Tanya Coler, Trisha Longwell and Barbara Caraballo; brothers David and Stephen Maemoto; sisters Claire Freitas and Velma Woodring; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Momoe Miyasaki

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Aug. 2, 2013
Momoe Miyasaki, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Modern Macaroni Co. packer, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Floyd and Derrick; daughters Dael Guzman, Audrey Kurashima and Joanne Caparoso; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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LILIAN Y. NAGAJI

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LILIAN Y. NAGAJI Age 77, of Mililani, HI, passed away July 30, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born July 5, 1936 in Honouliuli, Oahu. A devoted volunteer with Waipahu Hongwanji Adult Day Care Center. She is survived by husband, Michael Nagaji; sons, Martin (Kathy) Nagaji, Dan (Carole) Nagaji; daughters, Natalie (Brian) Dibert of PA, Pamela (Mason) White of WA; 6 grandchildren; sister, Mildred Yasui. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Denise Eiko Nakano

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June 13, 2013
Denise Eiko Nakano, 64, of Kapolei, a social insurance specialist for the U.S. Social Security Administration, 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. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Marshall Sadao Okuno

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Aug. 5, 2013
Marshall Sadao Okuno, 60, of Hilo, a Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management wastewater operations supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Matt, mother Amy, sister Marleen and companion Debbie T. Ombac. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Frances Clara Ome

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Aug. 13, 2013
Frances Clara Ome, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Timothy, daughter Kathleen Zimmerman and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Clarence Joji Ono

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July 30, 2013
Clarence Joji Ono, 78, of Hilo, a Rocketdyne aeronautical engineer and proprietor of Kona Orchids, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Sylvia Harada, Florence Nishii-Ekimoto, Marjorie Watanabe and Barbara Sasaki. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Darryl Katsumi Pavo

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June 13, 2013
Darryl Katsumi Pavo, 39, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Sharon S. Nakamoto, brothers Everett S. and Christian H., and sister Lorri M. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Ilima Janell Pena

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July 24, 2013
Ilima Janell Pena, 48, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Fernando P. Salgado; brothers John Jr., Jay and Guy Travis; and sisters Pauline Quinsaat, Wanda Kamauoha, Darlene Travis, Cheryldean De Guzman and Maizelette Edayan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wahiawa 1st ward. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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RONALD PATRICK QUIDANGEN

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RONALD PATRICK QUIDANGEN Age 71, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 7, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born November 16, 1941 in Honolulu. He was an oblate at the Benedictine Monastery, Waialua. He is survived by brothers, Walter Mapa, Albert (Violet) Sabanal; sisters, Mabel Kuratani, Loretta Crowder, Katherine (Alfred) Biroan. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (August 23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ronald Patrick Quidangen

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Aug. 7, 2013
Ronald Patrick Quidangen, 71, of Wahiawa, an oblate at the Benedictine Monastery, Waialua, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Walter Mapa and Albert Sabanal, and sisters Mabel Kuratani, Loretta Crowder and Katherine Biroan. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ginny Sumaoang

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Aug. 9, 2013
Ginny “Gonyang” Sumaoang, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Theodore M. “Doro”; daughters Ofelia Woodard, Juliet Young and Marilyn Ingram; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. at the mortuary. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

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Carl Mitsuo Teruya

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Aug. 11, 2013
Carl Mitsuo Teruya, 59, of Aiea, a Kyo-Ya Management Corp. employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen I. and sister Chandra N. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Venie Cabiling Villanueva

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Aug. 18, 2013
Venie Cabiling Villanueva, 83, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Danny C. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Waianae Seventh-day Adventist Church.Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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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. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Services: noon. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Noboru Yamaguchi

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Aug. 17, 2013
Noboru Yamaguchi, 86, of Lihue, a retired McKesson Wine & Spirits manager and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Loretta; sons Russell and Nelson; sisters Harumi Nanbu, May Yamaguchi and Ellen Okada; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Harumi Yanaga

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Aug. 6, 2013
Harumi Yanaga, 86, of Hilo, an Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Neal T. and Levi M.; daughter Dulcy S. Fukumoto; brothers Haruji “Rusty” and Chiyomatsu; sisters Harue Omine, Itoyo DeYoung and Jane Olivar; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lauren Young

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March 8, 2013
Lauren Young, 67, of Kihei, Maui, a community events videographer, died at home. He was born in Santa Cruz, Calif. He is survived by son Cheyenne and sister Candice Allan. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hale Kau Kau, 25 W. Lipoa St., Kihei, HI 96753.

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