Archive for September 4th, 2013

Filimone Tuitupou Lolohea Asi

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Aug. 28, 2013
Filimone Tuitupou Lolohea Asi, 2, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Poasi; mother Penelope; brother Evamoni; sisters Sela, Maile and Aufuato; and grandparents Kalisi Paongo and Mamalea Asi. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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ROGELIO “ROGER” BENEGAS BUENAVISTA

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ROGELIO ROGER BENEGAS BUENAVISTA Age 66, of Kapolei, HI, passed away August 1, 2013 in Aiea. Born March 12, 1947 in Philippines. Roger was employed at Hawaiian Cement. He was a member of the Teamsters Union-Local 996. He is survived by wife, Charlene Buenavista; daughters, Davina Buenavista of CA, Sherry (Andrew) Buenavista of CA; mother, Maximina Buenavista; brothers, Amador (Helen) Buenavista, Simon (Helen) Buenavista, Rodolfo (Josephine) Buenavista; grand- children, Shayden Andrew Gallardo, Andrea Sarai Gallardo. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (Sept 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Sept 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Matilde Medrano Corpuz

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Aug. 28, 2013
Matilde Medrano Corpuz, 70, of Kona, a retired food handler at McDonald’s in Kona, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Aquilino Sr.; son Leo Ibasco; daughter Maty Ann Ibasco; stepsons Aquilino Jr. and Rolando; stepdaughters Fellie Albano, Elsa Oriarte and Evelyn Remelb; brothers Apolinario, Arnolfo and Ricardo Medrano; and 22 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 75-230 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo.

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DENNIS SUEO FUJINAGA

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DENNIS SUEO FUJINAGA Age 62 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on August 22, 2013 at the Queen’s Medical Center. Born August 27, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a retired Postal Carrier from the U.S. Postal Service. Survived by: sister: Karen M. (Paul) Funakura; brothers: Walter M. (Dot), Archie (Carol), Glenn Y. Fujinaga; nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

El Lory Laine Head

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Aug. 23, 2013
El Lory Laine Head, 52, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Stockton, Calif. She is survived by husband Trines; sons Rayford, Solomon, Samuel and Christian Storment; daughters Elizabeth and Bobbie-Laine Storment, and Azilynn Head; brother Bradley Swicker; sisters Landa Carnes and Tennie Haggard; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Yuk Leong Lee

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Aug. 17, 2013
Yuk Leong Lee, 77, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in South Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by stepson Ted Tadaki, stepdaughter Trudy Tadaki and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jerry Marn

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Aug. 11, 2013
Jerry Marn, 79, of Moanalua, an Aloha Airlines station manager and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Yoko; sons Robert, Francis, David and John; and five grandchildren. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kevin Y. Nishimura

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Aug. 9, 2013
Kevin Y. Nishimura, 31, of Pearl City, a former employee at Walmart in Pearl City, died in Aiea. He was born in Hawthorne, Calif. He is survived by father Deane, mother Jan, sister Dena and grandparent Joe S. Fujimoto. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Paul Ikuo Okudara

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Aug. 11, 2013
Paul Ikuo Okudara, 78, a retired glazier and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Meredyth M.; son Keola; daughters Lisa Okudara and Annie Wells; brother Ben; sisters Judy Malloy, Mae Wathall and Juliet Shimabukuro; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Saint Louis School, Mamiya Theatre courtyard. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

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Larry Patrick Reece

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Aug. 28, 2013
Larry Patrick Reece, also known as “Pat” and “Tigger,” 65, of Kaneohe, a masonry contractor and owner of First Choice Masonry, and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Tarrant County, Texas. He is survived by wife Mary Kathleen “Kathy,” sons Jason Patrick and Cole B., brother Gary Michael, sister Peg Jones and three grandchildren. Beach lei ceremony: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park boat ramp. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Lei preferred at the beach. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Felicisimo Sarajena

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June 22, 2013
Felicisimo Sarajena, 77, of Las Vegas, a retiree, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean, sons Leonard and Jonathan, daughters Sharlyn Duropan and Sharon Sarajena, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, Ewa. Mass: 10 a.m. Lunch to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Stephanie Denise Sarajena

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Dec. 2, 2012
Stephanie Denise Sarajena, 48, of Carson City, Nev., died in Carson City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Jean, brothers Leonard and Jonathan, and sisters Sharlyn Duropan and Sharon Sarajena. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, Ewa. Mass: 10 a.m. Lunch to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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CECILIA V. SILVA

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CECILIA V. SILVA Cecilia V. Silva passed away peacefully on August 27th 2013. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and sacrificed all her life for her loved ones. She is survived by her sons Joseph and Daniel; her daughters, JoAnn and Laura; her sisters Germaine, Mary and her brother Jim; eight grandchildren and a great granddaughter. She is deeply loved and will be forever remembered in our hearts as our silent strength that held our family together. Private services.

GAYNOR HAROLD KINIMAKA SODETANI

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GAYNOR HAROLD KINIMAKA SODETANI 44, of Aiea, passed away Aug. 25, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honolulu. He was a Tile Setter for Marmol Hawaii Inc. Survived by wife, Madelyn Aquino – Sodetani; daughters, Ashleigh, Madelynn, Candace, Khrystyna; one grand- daughter, Aleigha Loa; Father, Gaynor W.T. Sodetani; mother, Rebecca Yara; sister, Rebecca Luke; grandmother, Florence Kinimaka. Visitation 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday Sept. 9, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m.; burial 11 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery; Casual attire.

Ireneo Velicaria Soliven

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Aug. 7, 2013
Ireneo Velicaria Soliven, 96, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felisa E.; sons Ireneo Jr. and Crispin; daughters Lydia Soliven, Lilia Esperancilla and Lorna Rabago; brothers Frank, Pedro and George; sisters Evarista Soliven and Teresita Macasaquit; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Martha M. Springer

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Aug. 29, 2013
Martha M. Springer, 88, of Wahiawa died in Kapolei. She was born in Portland, Maine. She is survived by daughters Sabra M. Bingaman, Dianne Ferraro and Terry Peacock; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Saichi Spencer Shiraishi Sr.

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Aug. 29, 2013
Saichi Spencer Shiraishi Sr., 87, of Kahului, a chief engineer at KMVI radio and television stations, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Spencer S. Jr.; daughters Leilani T. Blashill, Margie H. Shiraishi and Erika Y. Harvey; brother Clinton I.; sisters Alice Y. Ching and Jane S. Festerling; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Joanne Takahashi

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July 9, 2013
Joanne Takahashi, 62, of Aiea died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dean; sons David Takahashi, Brent Young, and Steven and Derek Chang; daughters Devin and Samantha; and brothers Ernest and Charles Kimoto, and Carl Kamimoto. Private services.

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Benjamin C.K. Tom

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Aug. 13, 2013
Dr. Benjamin C.K. Tom, 86, of Honolulu, a retired physician and general surgeon, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by eight children and eight grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Sacred Heart Parish. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Richard Kwock Hon Tom

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Aug. 26, 2013
Richard Kwock Hon Tom, 86, of Aiea, a Department of Defense graphic specialist and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hue, son Christopher, daughters Cathy Tom-Tamura and Linda Tom, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Farouk Da Goun Wang

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Aug. 31, 2013
Farouk Da Goun Wang, 70, of Mililani, a retired University of Hawaii administrator, died in San Francisco. He was born in Egypt. He is survived by wife Norene Y. K., son Shareef, daughters Aisha Wang and Jamilah Aquino, sister Naimah Chang and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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