Archive for September 16th, 2013

Peter Aplaca

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Aug. 28, 2013
Peter Aplaca, 41, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons Chavis and Chase Santiago; mother Malemo; brothers Dallas Hunt, Silivelio “Tui” Pupu and Curtis, Gordon and Keith Aplaca; and sisters Alice Gammalo and Melanie and Stephanie Aplaca. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:11:30 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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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. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Earl Y., KelvinK. and Norman N.; daughters Kay M. Tamaki and Sharon N. Franzel; brothers Henry, Morris and Miles; sisters Patricia Arakaki and Jane Futenma; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information given in an obituary Tuesday.

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Margaret Jean Dempsey

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Aug. 30, 2013
Margaret Jean “Maggie” Dempsey, 88, of Kailua, a retired executive secretary for MassMutual Insurance Co., died in Hale Ola Kino in Honolulu. She was born in Yonkers, N.Y. She is survived by sons Lee andScott, brother Joseph McCrae, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard E. Heidemann

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Aug. 24, 2013
Richard E. Heidemann, 76, of Waipahu, a retired chief master sergeant in the Air Force, died in Houston. He was born in Green Bay, Wis. He is survived by wife Julia C.; sons Donald T. and David R.; stepson Julius Edano; daughter Diane; brothers Emmet, James, Joseph, John and Michael Heidemann; sisters Mary Schneider and Donna Stieghorst; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 800 Kaheka St. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment:11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Anne Tsugie Iwashita

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Sept. 9, 2013
Anne Tsugie Iwashita, 90, of Honolulu, a secretary for the Army, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Henry, sons Jon and Val, brother Masanobu Sumi, sisters Sally Entilla and Patricia Yamaguchi, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

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Robert J. Jenkins

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Sept. 12, 2013
Robert J. Jenkins, 67, of Honolulu, a police officer for the federal government and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by wife Sun Joo; sons John Donald and Dong Soo Suh; daughters Anna and Brenda Donald and Jiyae Suh; brother David Landon; and a grandchild. Visitation:noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m.

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Sayoko Kobashigawa

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Sept. 3, 2013
Sayoko Kobashigawa, 88, of Honolulu died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Gifu, Japan. She is survived by daughter Lisa Y. Lam and two grandchildren. Visitation:1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:2 p.m. Casual attire.

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MILTON M.W. LYU

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MILTON M.W. LYU Age 68 of Kailua, went home to the Lord on August 23, 2013. A retired Switchman of GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company; Hails from Kaimuki, 2nd Avenue, hobbies were Paipo Boarding at Waikiki Walls, Surfing at Sand Island, Flying Remote Control Airplanes at Kawainui Air Field, Manana Air Field, Ewa Air Field and a member of the Ka Makua Mau Loa Church. He is survived by wife, Rose/Loke (Rosemary Toyama); daughter, Tiare Lyu-Napoleon (Jonah Napoleon); son, Troy Lyu (Shaunte’ Oshiro); grand- son, Koa (Thane) Lyu; grand- daughter, Makamae (Thandie) Lyu-Napoleon; great-grandson, Reign Lyu. Celebration of Life Saturday- September 21, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Visitation 4:45 p – 9 p Services 5:30 p. Private Burial. Casual Attire. Lei(s) Welcome; Please no floral/flowers arrangements.

Mitome Okamoto

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Aug. 31, 2013
Mitome Okamoto, 94, of Aiea, a retired Maui Pineapple Co. employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by daughters Arline Kume and Iris Hino, brother Masao Matsuoka, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshiko Beatrice Okuda

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Aug. 13, 2013
Yoshiko Beatrice Okuda, 87, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Clyde, Craig and Ross; daughter Joy Kanzaki; brother Shigeru Tamashiro; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10 a.m. No flowers.

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Rosalind Leialoha Mei Sui Lan Palakiko

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June 17, 2013
Rosalind Leialoha Mei Sui Lan Palakiko, also known as “Coach Tubs”and “Auntie Mama,” 54, of Kailua-Kona, an overnight stocker at Walmart and campus security officer and volleyball coach at Nanakuli Intermediate and High School, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Nanakuli. She is survived by brothers Clayton and Fenton, and sisters Elizabeth Kalama, April Julius, Sybil Kanae and Georgian, Chanel, Dee, Debra and Mavis Palakiko. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the family’s residence, 89-229 Lepeka Ave., Waianae. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Drake-Alan Keoni Strothoff

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Aug. 24, 2013
Drake-Alan Keoni “Mighty Mouse” Strothoff, 19, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Denise “Dee” Harvey and brother Dreden K. Meyers. Visitation and services:1-5 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road. Scattering of ashes:6:30 a.m. Sunday at Haleiwa Beach Park. Attire: Drake’s Remembrance shirt (purchase shirt by contacting 387-7798) or wear blue shirt.

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Osamu Sugimoto

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Aug. 31, 2013
Osamu “Sammy” Sugimoto, 70, of Pearl City, a senior manager for TTA Inc. Hawaii, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Darlene T., sons Lee H. and Brandon T., brother Akira and sisters Yoshi Yamada and Iku Naono. Visitation:5 p.m. Sept. 23 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire.

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SIMATI F. TUPUOLA

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9-16 SIMATI TUPUOLASIMATI F. TUPUOLA Age 48, of Waianae, HI, passed away August 17, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 3, 1965 in Fagasa, American Samoa. A member of IBEW Local 1186. He is survived by wife, Rebekah Tupuola; sons, Simati Tupuola, Jr., Siaki Tupuola; brothers, Aneterea Tupuola, Calvin Tupuola; sisters, Eni (Keti) Aleni, Tuaoi (Ieti) Malae, Rosita Tupuola, Telesia Tupuola, Fualalo Tupuola; parents, Felise & Mele Tupuola. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Julia Catherine Villegas

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Sept. 10, 2013
Julia Catherine Villegas, 60, of Wailuku, Maui, a Hale Makua nurse’s aide in Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Toronto. She is survived by husband Peter, son Kamaka J. Villegas, daughters Tara Sabado and Maile Villanueva, brother Al Nickell and sister Jan Lorrin. Celebration of life:noon Saturday at Kepaniwai Park, Wailuku. Online condolences:nakamuramortuary.com.

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