Archive for September 7th, 2013

Clarence John Biggar

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Aug. 30, 2013
Clarence John Biggar, 83, of Mililani, an electronics technician and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lowell, Mass. He is survived by wife Alice C. and sister Loretta Williams. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Betty Chew Wan Chang

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Sept. 1, 2013
Betty Chew Wan Chang, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Sears catalog sales supervisor, died in Hawaii Kai Retirement Community. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Diane Chung, Marcia Vogl and Lorrie Chang; sisters Alma Yee, Eunice Kyle, Gertrude Chun and Brenda Pang; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Donations suggested to Hawaii 4-H Alumni Association. Online condolences: hawaifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Sinora Lesa Fa’atoafe

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Aug. 24, 2013
Sinora Lesa Fa’atoafe, 70, of Honolulu, a Paradise Cove kitchen helper, died at home. She was born in Ili’ili, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Teevale; sons Teevale L. Jr. and Eliu F. Afoa; daughter Sinora A. Afoa; brothers Tuipea Eliu, Tuioti Tu’ugavao, Tuioti Arona, Aiolupo Letuituia and Aiolupo Ia; sisters Aiolupo Afega, Tuioti Lupe and Sifailoto Eliu; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Adela Miguel Fune

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Aug. 30, 2013
Adela Miguel Fune, 53, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Kiahuna Golf Club accountant, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Herbert Jr.; sons Eric and Jonathan; daughters Sharilyn Williams and LeinaRose Fune; mother Ilena Andres; brothers Reynie, Francisco, Esmenio and Hernando Andres; sisters Edna Barbrie and Elsa Andres-Paguirigan; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Sept. 14 at St. Rafael Catholic Church, Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Aloha attire. Updated service information for an obituary published Friday.

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Frederick Charles Gross

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Aug. 27, 2013
Frederick Charles Gross, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Mobile, Ala. He is survived by sons Eric, Kenneth and Douglas; daughter Cheryl; brothers Ralph and Tom; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Osamu Harada

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Aug. 29, 2013
Osamu Harada, 83, of Honolulu, a Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate retiree, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Edith, daughter Ann and a grandchild. Private services. Additional services at a later date. Donations suggested to the Hawaii Foodbank. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortu-ary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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TSUNEO “SAM” HIRANO

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TSUNEO SAM HIRANO Age 83, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 12, 2013 in Honolulu. Born December 16, 1929 in Kealakekua, HI. Tsuneo retired as a supervisor from the Schofield Auto Hobby Shop. He is survived by wife, Chikayo Hirano; sons, Earl (Helen) Hirano, Michael (Dawn) Hirano, Albert (Valerie) Hirano; daughter, Shirley Hirano-Dias of AR; sister, Mabel Fukumoto of NV; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Private services were held. No Monetary Gifts.

William Andrew Holu

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Aug. 19, 2013
William Andrew “Andy” Holu, 94, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wayne, daughter Carolyn Smith, sister Ester Scharsch, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Sio Ioane

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Aug. 24, 2013
Sio Ioane, 67, of Waipahu, a carpenter, died in Aiea. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Mei, Alfred, Anthony and Ritt Ioane, and Francis Fernandez; daughters Theresa, January and Shirley; brothers Tino and Siaasu Ioane, and Taatia and Sefo Masitalo; sisters Elena Chancheck, Lesina Maga and Imeleta Cebeda; and 26 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Thelma Puanani McLean Keola

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April 30, 2013
Thelma Puanani McLean Keola, 80, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Oswald T. III, daughters Blossom L. Javier and Dorinda P.K. Burnet, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sept. 15 at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools campus. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Dolores E. De Lima

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Sept. 5, 2013
Dolores E. De Lima, 80, of Kailua, a secretary for St. John Episcopal School and Xerox Corp. on Guam and Foster Farms in California, died in Littleton, Colo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John P., daughter Cynthia L. Duncan, sister Cloe Eggersgluss and a grandchild. Private services.

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Luisa Ramelb Macalma

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Aug. 9, 2013
Luisa Ramelb “Visita” Macalma, 78, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jaime R., Orlando R. and Dominic R.; daughters Nida Agullana, Ramona Janet Daduyo, Josephine R. Macalma, MaryJane Tan, Maybel Roque and Yolanda Asuncion; brothers Amor, Ernesto and William Ramelb; sisters Jovita Galutira and Jesusa Garaneo; 29 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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David Noboru Maruyama

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Sept. 3, 2013
David Noboru Maruyama, 72, of Honolulu, an industrial arts teacher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret S., daughters Jennie Maruyama and Cindy Johnston, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Katherine Ayako Morikawa

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Aug. 16, 2013
Katherine Ayako Morikawa, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Ethel’s Dress Shoppe salesperson, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Carol Isaki, Janice Yates and Susan Morikawa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ruth Tsuyako Morita

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Aug. 15, 2013
Ruth Tsuyako Morita, 99, of Honolulu, a self-employed dressmaker, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wallace and Stanley; sisters Gladys Anzai, Marsha Nakamura and Alice Watanabe; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Koji D. Nochi

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Aug. 22, 2013
Koji D. Nochi, 83, of Honolulu, Bodaiji Mission reverend and Liliha Bakery past president, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Fukushima, Japan. He is survived by wife Doris, sons Glenn and John, brothers Shoji and Yoshio, sisters Keiko Suzuki and Kazuko Saito, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Eugene B. Paris

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Aug. 3, 2013
Eugene B. Paris, 70, of Wahiawa, a retired business agent, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cheryl; sons Eugene Jr. and London; daughter Raychelle Rivera; brothers Clarence Galton Jr., Roddy Imada, Paul Matsuda, and T. George, Peter, Benjamin and Melvin Paris; sisters Betty Galton Sylva, Cynthia Gomes and Yolanda Sugimoto; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Tevita Kuila Pasi

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Sept. 3, 2013
Tevita Kuila Pasi, 62, of Hauula, an electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Amelia; sons Tevita Jr. and Penisimani “Harvey”; daughters Sani Raabe, Alicia Andresen, and Lenisi, Taliana “Kakala,” Naomi and Nita Pasi; seven brothers; five sisters; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Dolores Rainey

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Sept. 4, 2013
Dolores Rainey, 75, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by brothers Ned Lyle, and Craig and Terry Silva; and sisters Nancy Pickett and Toni Smith. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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ESTRELLITA “TRELLIE” “LITA” TUMANENG RUIZ

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ESTRELLITA TRELLIE LITA TUMANENG RUIZ Age 67, of Honolulu, passed away August 25, 2013 in Honoulu and also husband Lawrence R. Ruiz passed away in Philippines on the same day. She was born August 9, 1946 in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. Employed as a care home owner operator. Member of Calayab Association and Claveria Cagayan Association of Hawaii. She is survived by son, Lawrence Francis T. Ruiz; daughter, Ruth Ann T. (Keith) Ruiz-Nakashima; sisters, Gineza (Bonifacio) Lonzanida, Concepcion (Angelito) Valencia, Leticia (Melchor) Mercado, Natividad (Rufino) Antonio. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (Sept. 13) at St Philomena Church; (3300 Ala Laulani Pl., Salt Lake) Mass 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Burial will take place in Philippines at a later date.

Kathryn Ann Rush

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Aug. 30, 2013
Kathryn Ann “Kathy” Rush, 68, of Kailua-Kona, a retired employee of Liberty House and Macy’s, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Hank Silva and sister Joy Foster-Haney. Private services.

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Geraldine Bong Hee Samsonas

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Sept. 3, 2013
Geraldine Bong Hee Samsonas, 69, of Kailua, a retired City Bank credit services manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lui J., son Patrick J., daughter Lesley A. Chow, brothers Bradford and Brian Chung, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Rodolfo Fabro Selga

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July 21, 2013
Rodolfo Fabro “Rudy” Selga, 54, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Manila. He is survived by former wife Blesilda A. Savedra; son Robin Dale S.; daughters Stephanie Lae S. and Kristia Meilee S.; brothers Francisco F. and Ramon F.; and sisters Lolita S. Bustamante, Ernita S. Luares, Lydia S. Bracamonte, Maria Nenita S. Young and Consuelo S. Roldan. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Valley of the Temples.

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Theodore Thomas Meyer Sr.

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Aug. 29, 2013
Theodore Thomas Meyer Sr., 69, of Honolulu, a self-employed electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by son Tommy; daughter Sonya Choy Foo; brothers Henry and Tim Sr.; sisters Lynn Yamaguchi, Noe Keliikipi, Karen Anderson, Wendy Kekahuna and Karleen Meyer; and six grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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