Archive for September 25th, 2013

Shigeo Yoshinaga

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Sept. 16, 2013
Shigeo Yoshinaga, 95, of Honolulu, a Kenshikan Kendo Club chief instructor, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Keiko, son Dwight, daughters Iris Ito and Jill Inoshita, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Philip Thai

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Sept. 21, 2013
Philip Thai, also known as Thai Kim Phuc, 51, of Honolulu, a retired Sanoya restaurant chef, died in Honolulu. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam. He is survived by daughter Mindy; father Khue; stepmother Ha Ly; brothers Nguyen, Vinh, Sike and Tai; and sisters Nga and Nghi. Visitation and Buddhist services: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Flowers welcome.

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Harold Tadashi Tanouye Jr.

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Sept. 23, 2013
Harold Tadashi Tanouye Jr., 78, of Hilo, a chief executive officer, chairman of the board and founder of Green Point Nurseries Inc., died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lillian, sons Eric and Alan, daughters Robin Nakayama and Heather Tanouye, stepson Carl Nagatori, stepdaughter Melanie Nagatori, brothers Raymond and Kenneth, sisters Kay Sakai and Lei Tanouye, and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Hilario Reonal Riofta

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Aug. 23, 2013
Hilario Reonal “Larry” Riofta, 63, of Waipahu, a retired Army sergeant first class, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Clemena; sons Alexander and Jonathan; daughters Katherine Zagrodnik, Maezie M. Arroyo, Sarah Casanova and Ashley Riofta; mother Lucia R.; brothers Marcelino, Pete and Pat; sisters Erlinda Infante and Aida Riofta; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lise Rice

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Sept. 17, 2013
Lise Rice, 66, of Nanakuli died in Nanakuli. She was born in Vatia, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Barry; sons Barry Jr., Jamie and Charles; daughter Gina Laa; brothers Tui and Raymond Luavasa; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers. No fa’asamoa (Samoan tradition).

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Aileen Launico Rabang

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Sept. 19, 2013
Aileen Launico Rabang, 44, of Kailua-Kona, a certified nurse aide and homemaker, died. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Antonio, son Allen, daughter Elizabeth, mother Adela Launico, brother Fredie Launico and sisters Lyra Sebastian and Almira Acasio. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa, Hawaii. Services: 5 p.m.

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Cussandra K. Prentice

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Sept. 14, 2013
Cussandra K. Prentice, 61, of Kihei, Maui, a U.S. government computer analyst, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Georgia. She is survived by sons Dwayne and James, daughters Eboni and Jamila, sisters Alistia Mabry and Evelyn Browning, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Alfredo Gabat Ordonez

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Sept. 18, 2013
Alfredo Gabat Ordonez, 95, of Lanai City, a retired Dole Pineapple Co. machine operator, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home, Kaneohe. He was born in Macaoyan Burgos, Philippines. He is survived by wife Flora, son Brainard, daughters Virginia Ordonez-Ohashi and Remy Owen, and five grandchildren. Overnight vigil: 6 p.m. Friday at Lanai Recreational Center (old bowling alley). Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery. Lunch to follow at the old bowling alley. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Chiyoko Nakamura

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Aug. 14, 2013
Chiyoko “Peggy” Nakamura, 94, of Mililani, an Ewa Beach Elementary School retiree, died in Kapolei. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Raymond, son Warren T., daughters Lucile Johnson and Maureen Thiele, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Shizuko Loo

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Sept. 3, 2013
Shizuko “Sue” Loo, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Flamingo Restaurant waitress, died in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Harry and Paul Sakaguchi, sister Betty Someda, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Jerome Konrad Kealoha Sr.

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Sept. 11, 2013
Jerome Konrad Kealoha Sr., 55, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Eric and Jerome Jr.; brothers Jeffrey, John, James, Jonathan, Jerry and Jason; sisters Jeanette and Jeremay; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Neal S. Blaisdell Park, Waimalu.

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Sharon Takeko Harvey

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Sept. 1, 2013
Sharon Takeko Harvey, 63, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons David and Joshua; daughter Jennifer Farrell; brother Jerry Miyaguchi; sisters Nora Sekigawa, Edna Tomita, Shirley Liu, Venus Kubo and Elaine Miyashiro; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Primitivo Fortuna Geyrozaga

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Sept. 12, 2013
Primitivo Fortuna Geyrozaga, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Ala Moana Center maintenance employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Consolacion G. “Conching”; sons Lawrence G., Emmanuel G. and Douglas G. Geyrozaga, and Isidro Sanchez; daughters Pamela Miyashiro and Josie Agagon; brother Guillermo; sister Buenaventurada Magbanua; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Burial: 10 a.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Wilfred Lawrence Enos

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Sept. 5, 2013
Wilfred Lawrence Enos, 89, of Honolulu, a retired postal clerk at the U.S. Postal Service in downtown Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Vivian E. Nobrega. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gerald Koon Cheong Chung

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Sept. 9, 2013
Gerald Koon Cheong “Jerry” Chung, 66, of Kailua, a letter carrier at the U.S. Postal Service in Kaneohe and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Matthew, daughter Michelle, sister Linda Lau and former wife Evelyn. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

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Paul Bryan Edayan Cabalis

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Aug. 31, 2013
Paul Bryan Edayan Cabalis, 59, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Stephanie Baclaan, son Paulo Baclaan, daughters Nasha Newcom and Danielle Cabalis, brothers Arnold and Ivan, and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Neal S. Blaisdell Park, Waimalu. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Vicente Bonoan Jr.

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Sept. 11, 2013
Vicente Bonoan Jr., 74, of Waipahu, a carpenter, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Venessa Revis, Seveeh Calloway and Marie Bonoan; brother George; sisters Paz Cacanindin and Luzviminda Bonoan; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Lori-Lynn Alimoot

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Sept. 12, 2013
Lori-Lynn Alimoot, 48, of Montebello, Calif., a preschool teacher, died in Los Angeles. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Albert and Diane; brother Albert Jr.; sisters Catherine and Dayna Alimoot, Stephanie Kalaukoa and Roxanne Puu; and companion Anthony Chin. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Heeia Kea Pier, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Eugenia Pascual Agor

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Aug. 31, 2013
Eugenia Pascual Agor, 89, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Building Maintenance retiree, died. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Nicolas and Florencio, daughter Nenita Oliva, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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JEAN SUMIKO YAMAMOTO

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JEAN SUMIKO YAMAMOTO 79, of Pearl City died in Hanford, Calif. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Roberta Yamamoto and Debora McKinley, brother Ross Miyamoto, sister Betsy Miyamoto, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission, 1067 California Ave.

LAURIE GAY SHELTON

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LAURIE G. SHELTON Age 53, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 14, 2013 in Honolulu. Born September 3, 1960 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by spouse, Jeffrey Shelton; daughter, Harmony Shelton; sons, Justen Shelton, Kinsley Ikaika Shelton; parents, Edward Norwood & Enid Cummings; sisters, Deedee Kanahele, Rhonda Ching, Tracy Kapu, Tina Ann Beatty; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

EMIL “PAPA” K. RUBIN

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EMIL PAPA K. RUBIN Age 70, of Richmond, CA, passed away September 15, 2013 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 29, 1943 in Kilauea, Kauai, HI. He is survived by spouse, Cheryl Aloma Rubin; sons, John Gary (Stephanie) Rubin, Jeffrey Kalani (Tracy) Rubin, Emil Inui (Cerbanie) Rubin; daughter, Melanie Kehaulani (Douglas) Takayama; sisters: Juanita Pendergras, Millie Wilson; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (September 30) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

MASATO DOI

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9-25 MASAO DOIMASATO DOI On July 21, 2013, the life of one of Hawai`i’s elder statesmen drew to a close. After a long and exceptional life, former Circuit Court Judge Masato Doi died at his home, surrounded by his family. At 92, Masato had lived a life marked by probity and deep commitment to his community. Born on February 4, 1921, in Pa`auhau, Hawai`i, Masato was the youngest child of Toyozo Dohi and Tose Muranaka Dohi. A child of the plantation, he attended Pa`auhau School and Honoka`a Intermediate School. Ever the academic powerhouse, he earned a scholarship to Mid-Pacific Institute (MPI) on Oahu. He was graduated from MPI in 1939 and began his studies at the University of Hawaii Teacher’s College. Immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Masato, along with many other young men, joined the Hawai`i Territorial Guard. Following its dissolution, he formally withdrew from the University and became one of the founding members of the Varsity Victory Volunteers (VVV), an all- Japanese American group attached to the United States Army as a labor force. He served with the VVV until he and other Japanese Americans were able to enlist in the United States Army. Masato served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Antitank Company, and saw battlefield action in Italy and France. Upon his discharge in 1945 he held the rank of Technical Sergeant. After the war, anti-Japanese sentiments were still prevalent on the mainland, but through the efforts of his mentors, Masato was able to take advantage of the G.I. Bill and enroll in Columbia College, where he completed his undergraduate studies, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He then went on to earn his law degree at Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. While in school, Masato met Sachiko Yamada, who had relocated from California to New York following her internment in the Manzanar War Relocation Center during World War II. They were married in 1949 and, after he received his law degree, moved to Honolulu in 1950. Their new life included a law practice and two children, Carolyn and Philip. Before long, guided by his innate desire to help people and serve his community, Masato became an active force in Hawai`i politics. As part of the “Democratic Revolution,” he was elected to the Territorial House of Representatives in 1954 and subsequently served on the Honolulu Board of Supervisors. From 1961 through 1964 he was chairman of the first Honolulu City Council. After an unsuccessful bid for mayor of Honolulu in 1964, Masato was appointed by Governor John A. Burns to the Circuit Court bench, a position which suited his gifts and nature. His values of fairness, honesty, integrity, thoroughness, and consideration of the best interests of the community resonated through this period of his career. Under his guidance as chairman of the Judicial Council of Hawaii Penal Law Revision Project, the Hawai`i Penal Code was born. In 1978, Judge Doi stepped down from the bench and returned to his private legal practice and, when able, volunteered at The Institute for Human Services, the Visitors Center of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, and Project Dana. Sachiko, Masato’s wife of 43 years, died in 1992. Five years later, at age 75, Masato married Cynthia Chi and embarked on a new chapter in his life. Apart from his family and his work, his greatest pleasure was playing golf. An active member of the Waialae Country Club for more than 50 years, he last shot his age at 90 and was still playing with his gang at 92! Over the years he also traveled extensively, often visiting friends and family in Japan. Masato was preceded in death by parents Toyozo and Tose Dohi; siblings Hatsuyo Yamamoto, Matsu, Take, and Katsu Doi, Mitsu Nakata, and Ethel Saigo. He is survived by wife Cynthia Chi-Doi, daughter Carolyn Nomura (Myron), son Philip (Cammy), grandchildren Adrian and Loren Nomura, Frederika Bain, Christopher and Kiko Doi; brother Yutaka Doi (Margie); and a large extended family of nephews and nieces. An honorable and just man, Masato Doi thought deeply and listened carefully. Though his friends and family will miss him dearly, we celebrate the life of a remarkable man whose heart and moral compass always steered him true and led him to the American Dream. In accordance with Masato’s wishes, funeral services were privately held.

LAWRENCE IOLAMA KALILIKANE

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9-25 LAWRENCE IOLAMA KALILIKANE newLAWRENCE IOLAMA KALILIKANE 73, of Ho’olehua, Moloka’i, a retired buyer for Hawai’i Metal Recycling passed on Sept. 7, 2013 at Moloka’i General Hospital. He was the 5th child out of 20. He is survived by wife Loretta (Bicoy) Kalilikane, son Mark, daughters Starr & Nani, grand- children Shaney, Shyrelle & Bronson. 9 great-grand- children, 5 brothers & 6 sisters. Funeral services were held on Sept. 14, 2013 on Moloka’i. A Celebration of his life will be held on Sept. 29, 2013 at the Okinawan Center in Waipio from 5:00-9:00pm.


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