Archive for September 10th, 2013

Edna Masako Arakaki

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Aug. 30, 2013
Edna Masako Arakaki, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Holiday Isle Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Earl Y., Kelvin K. and Norman N.; daughters Pamela M. Tamaki and Sharon N. Franzel; brothers Henry, Morris and Miles; sisters Patricia Arakaki and June Futenma; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Laurie Lei Quintal Araujo-Stuebgen

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Aug. 31, 2013
Laurie Lei Quintal Araujo-Stuebgen, 60, of Pahoa, Hawaii, proprietor of Laurie Lei’s Laminates and a former bartender, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jeffrey, mother Lauriette Fields and brother Frank Kai Quintal. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at 16-2043 37th Ave., Pahoa. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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James Ponimoi Armitage

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Sept. 5, 2013
James Ponimoi “Kimo” Armitage, 87, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired ambulance driver for the Queen’s Medical Center and former manager of Tiki Top Waikiki, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Emma Ferreira. Services at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Calvin Herrera Arroyo

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Aug. 22, 2013
Calvin Herrera Arroyo, 68, of Waimanalo, a retired construction business foreman, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miriam; sons Calvin Jr., Teddy, Kevin and Keith; daughters Marne Bush and Marci Sarsona; brother Rudy; sister Sylvia Briski; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lawrence Alionar Basconis

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Sept. 3, 2013
Lawrence Alionar “Larry” Basconis, 66, of Hauula, a retired Koa Coffee Shop dishwasher, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Leonora Bernardo, Irene B. Chee and Saring Fujii. Private services.

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Priscilla Hammel Berenzweig

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Sept. 4, 2013
Priscilla Hammel Berenzweig, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by son John, daughter Priscilla Valles, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Rizalina C. Calma

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Aug. 14, 2013
Rizalina C. “Lynn” Calma, 56, of Honolulu, a supervisor for Vision Safe Corp. and Poly Tech Corp., died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by companion Julie Sagadraca; brothers John, Cesar, Virgilio and Wilfredo; and sisters Purificacion Angeles and Lydia Corpuz. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Raymond Wai Sung Chong

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Aug. 25, 2013
Raymond Wai Sung Chong, 69, of Honolulu, retired restaurant owner of Mokauea Kitchen, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Kristine, mother Dora, brother Charles and sister Doreen Enokawa. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edwin Eala Degala

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Aug. 3, 2013
Edwin Eala Degala, 52, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lorna V.; son Kingfrey; mother Conchita E. Eala; brothers Mardio, Mariano, Gilbert and Domingo Degala Jr.; and sisters May Morales and Elizabeth Degala. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Program: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Michael Dougherty

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Aug. 31, 2013
Michael Dougherty, 87, of Honolulu, a nonfiction filmmaker and producer, and a Marine Corps veteran who served during World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hammond, Ind. He is survived by son Michael R. and daughters Cornelia and Freya Read. Services in January to be announced.

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Kevin Matthew Favreau

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Aug. 22, 2013
Kevin Matthew Favreau, 45, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Biddeford, Maine. He is survived by parents Leo and Carol, and a stepbrother. Private services.

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Cornelia Macuroy Gagarin

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July 26, 2013
Cornelia Macuroy Gagarin, 101, of Waipahu died in Las Vegas. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Carlos M., six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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JAMES “BOBO” KAHANUI GOMARD

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JAMES BOBO KAHANUI GOMARD Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He would have been 91 on September 9. Bobo was a very loving family man who raised 5 beautiful daughters. He graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1941. He then served as a Merchant Marine from 1942 – 1945. He attended the University Of Hawaii and played football there from 1946 to 1949 as their center. He is survived by Mary Lou Gomard, wife of 62 years, brother Richard “Skippy” Gomard (Iwalani). Daughters, Nicki Kometani (Michael), Mona Parker (Wayne), Kim Gomard, Kaina Buffalo (Joseph), Camille Tupua (Leonard) and 11 grandsons, nieces and nephews. We are going to miss you Bobo, Dad, Papa. We love you. A Hui Hou Bobo! Private services.

James Michael Haines

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Aug. 23, 2013
James Michael Haines, 73, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died. He was born in California. He is survived by mother Erva Farnsworth, sister Bridget Milligan, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Chuong Thanh Hua

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Sept. 3, 2013
Chuong Thanh Hua, 68, of Honolulu, a teacher for English as a second language students at Roosevelt High School and Stevenson Middle School, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Cuchi, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Anh Tram Vo, sons Chau Hua and John Hua-Vo, daughters Thao Hua-Ngo and Jacky Hua-Vo, brothers Thanh To and Quoc Huy, sister Tho Muoi and two grandchildren. Visitation and Vietnamese Buddhist services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Burial in Vietnam. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Clyde June Jackson

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Sept. 6, 2013
Clyde June Jackson, 92, of Waimea, Hawaii, an occupational health nurse for the Navy and secretary for the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association, died. She was born in Towns, Ga. She is survived by daughter Donna Brown and sister Sue Holt. Private services.

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Betty Kinue Kadekawa

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May 24, 2013
Betty Kinue Kadekawa, 85, of Fountain Valley, Calif., formerly of Pearl City, died in Fountain Valley. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Clayton and Wayne, brother Masanobu Asato, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Leslie Sadao Katekaru

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Aug. 12, 2013
Leslie Sadao Katekaru, 90, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education vice principal and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Mae T. and sisters Sadako Hayashida and Beverly Yutaka. Private services.

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Jeffrey Lynn Keller

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Sept. 2, 2013
Jeffrey Lynn Keller, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a handyman and employee for numerous real estate companies, died. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by brother Larry and sister Norma. Private services.

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Harry L. Kitterman

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Aug. 26, 2013
Harry L. Kitterman, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Navy submariner, died at home. He was born in Ottumwa, Iowa. He is survived by sons Stevan L., Brett C. and Bart L.; hanai son Richard H. Smith; and two grandchildren. Services pending.

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Epifania Ganzon Lapena

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Sept. 1, 2013
Epifania Ganzon Lapena, 92, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Andres, Dido and Victor; daughter Marina Ramos; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Yoon Gu Lee

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Aug. 29, 2013
Yoon Gu Lee, 83, of Kaneohe, a professor at Handong University in South Korea, died in Honolulu. He was born in Won Ju, South Korea. He is survived by wife Shin Ai, son Shin Il, daughter Yoon Hi Lee-Fulbright, sisters Geun Gu and Eun Sook, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Brady Owen Lumives

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Aug. 21, 2013
Brady Owen Lumives, 25, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by father Edward; brothers Shawn Lumives, Bradley McCauley and Keli‘i Ah Leong; hanai brothers Shane Cabiles, Kyle Llanes and Don DeCambra; and grandmother Frances. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nani Kai Beach Park. Casual attire.

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Hatsumi Marugame

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Aug. 25, 2013
Hatsumi Marugame, 92, of Kaneohe, co-owner of H. Marugame Inc., died at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Raymond G.; daughters Pat M. Sumida, Linda F. Kawakami, Cynthia I. Kodama and Faye T. Marugame; brothers Kazuto, Hiroki and Harry Okamoto; sister Chieko Yamamoto; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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DAVID NOBORU MARUYAMA

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DAVID NOBORU MARUYAMA Age 72, of Honolulu, passed away Sept. 3, 2013. He is survived by wife, Sue, daughters Jennie Maruyama (Wendy), and Cindy Johnston (Jimmy), and was devoted grandfather of Mac, Devon, Keenan, Coltin and Cailee. He was a D.O.E. Industrial Arts teacher for 32 years, a graduate of St. Louis H.S. Class of ’58, and an avid woodworker and skilled carpenter. Visitation 5:00 PM Thursday, Sept. 12 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel, service at 6:00 PM. Burial 11:00 AM Friday, Sept. 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

BARBARA TOSHIKO MATSUI

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BARBARA TOSHIKO MATSUI Age 86, of Pearl City, passed away August 22, 2013 at Hale Ho Aloha. Born January 1, 1927 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Co-founder of Petland and Pets Pacifica. She is survived by sons, Kenneth Matsui, Alan Matsui; daughter, Carol (Dixson) Lau; brother, Roy (Sally) Tanji; sister, Margaret Todani; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday 9/15 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 9/18 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

Ernest W. Miller

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Sept. 3, 2013
Ernest W. “Ernie” Miller, 95, of Kaneohe died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Sayoko “Sue”; son Bradley; daughters Penni S. Watanabe, Garnet Hart and Leslie M. Darrah; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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LARRY SHINYE MIYASHIRO

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LARRY SHINYE MIYASHIRO Larry Shinye “Shangy” Miyashiro, 86, of Alameda, Calif., passed away at home on July 19, 2013. He was born in Honolulu on Feb. 11, 1927. A 1945 McKinley High School graduate, he spent two years in the Army before earning a BS from the University of Hawaii in 1951. During his 38 years as a civil engineer for Caltrans, he built bridges and overpasses all over the Golden State. He enjoyed fishing, travel, the Oakland Raiders and A’s, and spending time with his family. We will miss his kind, warm spirit but are left with many happy memories of camping trips, bear encounters, baseball games, and his fish stories. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Margaret; sons Paul (Vickie) and Les (Becky); daughters Laryne “Rynie” (Mike Quan) and Marla (Bruce Tompkins); sisters Flo Hamamura and Gladys Oshiro; sister-in-law Helen Miyashiro; and grandchildren Eric, Ryan, Jennifer, and Lauren. Private services were held on Aug. 13 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Donations suggested to your favorite charity.

Patsy Oyadomari Miyashiro

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Aug. 11, 2013
Patsy Oyadomari Miyashiro, 89, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Clifford, daughters Patricia Miyahira and Carol Miyashiro, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Dennis Fumio Morisada

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Aug. 24, 2013
Dennis Fumio Morisada, 66, of Honolulu, a medical field perfusionist and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Roy H. Private services.

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