Archive for September 20th, 2013

Lolenese Kalasa Afuola

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Sept. 14, 2013
Lolenese Kalasa Afuola, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Iakopo, Ioane, Suitulaga and Hitilasi; daughters Malualii, Mui and Muaitofiga; 25 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Tiara Nicole Aldover

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Sept. 14, 2013
Tiara Nicole Aldover, 17, of Honolulu, a Victoria’s Secret retail clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Jorgette Aldover and Thomas E. Smith, brother Samuel K. Villacorte, sister Leilani L. Faga­ragan and grandparents James L. and Sara G. Smith. Visitation and services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Casual attire.

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Kikue Arakawa

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Sept. 4, 2013
Kikue Arakawa, 95, of Pearl City, a Pagoda Hotel housekeeper, died in Pearl City. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Glenn Z.; daughter Jean H. Uejo; sisters Masako Vallesteros, Hideko and Karen Tamanaha, and Betty Kegley; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sandy Jane Basham

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July 10, 2013
Sandy Jane Basham, 59, of Sparks, Nev., formerly of Kaimuki, died in Reno, Nev. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Dale, daughter Rachael Bradford, six adopted children, brother Mark Gallagher and sister Carol Jones. Services in Grass Valley, Calif. Scattering of ashes in Honolulu pending.

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HELENA LAENO CERA

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HELENA LAENO CERA Age 63, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 25, 2013 in Aiea. Born August 26, 1949 in Baduc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Leilani Cera, Chris (Greg) Cortado; son, Greg Cera; step- daughters, Frances (Clarence) Pahukoa, Constance (James) Aldaya, Felisita Dumayas, Julinda (Pablo) Pastor, Charlene (Michael) Palmer; step-sons, Gilbert (Kay) Cera, Glenn Cera, Gary Cera; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Sept. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

THOMAS BECKETT FINNEY

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9-20 559509  Thomas Beckett FinneyTHOMAS BECKETT FINNEY Thomas Beckett Finney passed away on September 6, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 29 years old. He graduated from Mid Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He is survived by his parents, Tiare Richert Finney and John E Finney, and his sisters and brother, Elizabeth Finney, Kristen Finney Hocking and Eric Finney. The memorial service for Thomas will be private but donations may be made in his name to Hospice Hawaii or the Hawaii Humane Society.

ALICE EMIKO FURUMOTO

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ALICE EMIKO FURUMOTO Alice Emiko Furumoto, 87, passed away on Tuesday, August 27. At her request, there was a private family service on August 31. During her years in Iowa, Alice was involved with promoting the arts of Van Buren County and the state of Iowa, was an advocate for the improvement of the Van Buren school system, and supported the Keosauqua Congregational Church. In addition to raising five children, she was an avid artist. Her creativity expressed itself in fabrics, wool, clay, oils, acrylics and watercolors. Her works are enjoyed and treasured by family and friends. She led an active life traveling, painting, and enjoying an eclectic variety of music and interests. Surviving are her 5 children and 3 grandchildren. Alice affected many people and will be remembered with great admiration. Contributions may be sent to the Keosauqua Congregational Church, Memorial Fund, PO Box 75, Keosauqua, Iowa 52565. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Helen C. Aana Bizek Hammond

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Sept. 12, 2013
Helen C. Aana Bizek Hammond, 85, of Waianae, a secretary for the civil engineer at Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William E. and Walter D. Jr.; daughters Christine H. Hicks, Cheryl H. Tanibe and Charleen M. Hammond; brother Benjamin K. Aana; sister Theresa “Malia” Ridgely; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cas­ual attire. No flowers.

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Philomena Theresa Horner

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Sept. 16, 2013
Philomena Theresa “Mena” Horner, 95, of Honolulu, a former model and homemaker, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Conception Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She is survived by sons Thomas M. and Thomas L. Jr., daughters Sandra M. Bourquin and Michele A. Horner, 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services:11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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PABLO PAULO JAVIER

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PABLO PAULO JAVIER Age 87, of Honolulu, passed away August 30, 2013 at Maluhia Long Term Care Hlth Ctr. Born February 2, 1926 in Manabo, Abra, Philippines. Worked at Sheraton Moana Surfrider. He is survived by wife, Rosario Javier; sons, Rafael (Gina) Javier, Renato (Merlina) Javier, Jonet (Dory) Javier; daughters, Evangaline Igonia, Emily (Roberto) Gonzales, Leonila (Gary) Bautista, Rafaela Lopez; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 pm Wednesday 9/25 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday 9/26 at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu, Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOSEPH KUAIOHOLANI; AKA: MOICHI KOBAYASHI

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JOSEPH KUAIOHOLANI; AKA: MOICHI KOBAYASHI Age 101, of Kaneohe, passed away September 2, 2013 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born Oct. 23, 1911 in Kaukulau, Puna, Hawaii. Retired from Matson Navigation Lines. He is survived by son, Joseph Kuaioholani; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 9/25 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

Vakautakakala Latuselu

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Sept. 9, 2013
Vakautakakala “Kala” Latuselu, 32, of Hauula, an electrician and construction employee with MTN Contractors, died in Hauula. He was born in Tongatapu, Tonga. He is survived by wife Kaleialoha D.; son Jaden K.V.; daughter Journey K.L.; parents Penisimasi Latuselu and Fakatu’a H. Rameil; adoptive parents Taufa Latuselu and Monica Auelua; brothers Ho’o, Taufa Jr., Keali’i, Lopeti, Soeli, Peni and Sione Latuselu, and Viliami and Steve Sika; sisters Briana Nautu, Kekai Peters, Roslyn Lefau and Fapiola Tongia; and grandparents Mahina Latuselu and Bernice Auelua. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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IKAIKA-KALE KELEPINE LOPES

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9-20-559447--Ikaika-Kale-Kelepine-LopesIKAIKA-KALE KELEPINE LOPES Ikaika-Kale Kelepine Lopes, 25, went to heaven on August 21, 2013. He was born on October 15, 1987 in Kailua, Hawaii. Survived by fianc� Wendi Weber and their son Ezkyo, parents Charles and Denise Lopes, siblings Kelona, Uilani, Kenike, Bobbie-Jo, Billie-Jo, Hulali, Charles III, Isaac, Chevy, Kuilani, Kapu, and Kale. A celebration of Ikaika’s life will be held at the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens (Kahua Nui) on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 12 noon-3pm. Casual attire please.

Michelle McGregor

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Sept. 15, 2013
Michelle McGregor, 46, of Kaaawa, a teacher, died in Ozark, Mo. She was born in Springfield, Mo. She is survived by husband Ken, son Kea, daughter Risa, parents Al and Bonny Langster, and sister Susan Stagner. Services held in Missouri. Donations suggested to her children’s education fund in care of Ozark Bank, P.O. Box 220, Business 14, Ozark, MO 65721, checks payable to: Al Langston, memo line: in memory of Michelle McGregor.

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Katinia Fe‘ofa‘aki Mikaele

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Sept. 4, 2013
Katinia Fe‘ofa‘aki Mikaele, 46, of Kaneohe, died in Honolulu. She was born in Leimatua, Vavau, Tonga. She is survived by husband Mikaele I.; sons Lolomana T., Chevrolet L. and Malakai J.K.; daughter Koloveteki A.; mother Mafi M. Fifita; brothers Kingiton, Penisuisui, Mulikihaano and Sefanaia T. Fifita; sisters Sosefina Lokotui, Anatoti Kuila and Heleine Fifita; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. today at First Tongan United Methodist Church of Hawaii, Waimanalo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Frank Francisco Montizor

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Sept. 1, 2013
Frank Francisco Montizor, 85, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Molo­kai, an Air Force retiree, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Mansfield, Franklin and Victor; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Kai­lua-Kona. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

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Leia Rachel Morales

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Sept. 12, 2013
Leia Rachel Morales, 16, of Kailua-Kona died. She was born in Vancouver, Wash. She is survived by parents Sarah Miller and Julio Morales, stepmother Alisha Westmoreland, brothers Hector Mora­les and Aidan Miller, sisters Alora Miller and Melinah Morales, and grandparents Amelia Morales, Joseph Turpin, and Jody and Richard Day. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. today at The Pines at Kailua-Kona.

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Leinaala Pele Nahinu

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Aug. 26, 2013
Leinaala Pele Nahinu, 29, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Chance and Christian Nahinu-Sua, father Samuel, brothers Keola and Kamuela, and sisters Anela Nahinu, Eliza Cavasso, and Mendiola and Aloha Seda. Services: 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at Oahu Cemetery & Crematory. Cas­ual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anthony Felix Obloy

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Sept. 17, 2013
Anthony Felix “Tony” Obloy, 69, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a retired retail manager for Hardware Hawaii, formerly known as Hale Kauai, and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by son Ed Page, daughter Kimberly Page, brother Philip, sisters Mary Forte and Marcia Walthers, and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Sunday at Anthony Obloy’s residence.

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Hoichi Ogawa

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Sept. 4, 2013
Hoichi Ogawa, 98, of Honolulu, retired owner and pharmacist of Tanseido Drug Store, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael and Jonathan, daughter Joycelyn Yee, sisters Chiyeko Hayamoto and Gladys Ogawa, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Nan Sun Oh

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Sept. 3, 2013
Nan Sun Oh, 55, of Aiea died at home. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by sons Peter Tae Kim and Garrett Sato, brother In Hwan and sister Kwi Yae Conner. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church, Aiea. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Roberto Baluyot Olaya

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Sept. 9, 2013
Roberto Baluyot Olaya, 68, of Ewa Beach, a self-employed appliance repairman and a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Abucay, Bataan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Conchita; son Robert; daughters Madonna and Laureanne; brothers Lauro, Elorde and Buenaventura; sisters Amelia Pinto, Dr. Aida DeLeon, Olive Manrique, Angelita Marasigan, Fe Rubiano and Marilyn Justice; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Yaeko Ota

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Sept. 9, 2013
Yaeko Ota, 86, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Coreen Koide and Cindy Masuda, sister Sumie Maesaka, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Alfredo Paracuelles

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Aug. 22, 2013
Alfredo “Fredo” Paracuelles, 74, of Waialua, a Navy veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Yvonne; sons Darrell, Russell and Mark; daughter Valerie Uele; brothers Casa, Artemio, Cesa, Ricardo, David and Frankie; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Cas­ual attire. Flowers welcome.

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John M. Solan

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Sept. 18, 2013
John M. Solan, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired Marine Corps colonel, died in Kaneohe. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Alberta, son Roger Jones, daughters Michelle Solan and Deborah Gardner, sister Sarah, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to Island Hospice.

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Roy Kazuo Sunahara

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Aug. 22, 2013
Roy Kazuo Sunahara, 96, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by daughter Judi Sunahara Mihata and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Meals on Wheels or St. Francis Hospice West.

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Richard Shoji Takasaki

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Sept. 13, 2013
Richard Shoji Takasaki, 86, of Wai­pahu, a groundskeeper and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Matthew, Wade, Blane and Galen; daughter Alpha Shimizu; brother Robert; sister Gladys Saiki; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Gilbert Gensho Toma

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Sept. 5, 2013
Gilbert Gensho Toma, 84, of Kapolei, a retired cook for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Sadaye, daughter Rene A.T. Kewley and a grandchild. Private services.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran