Archive for September 26th, 2013

Efren Casimero Acierto

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Sept. 12, 2013
Efren Casimero Acierto, 68, of Honolulu, an Amfac Hardware special equipment operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Violeta R., son Russell, daughter Rowena Lynch, brother Nelson, sister Evelyn Reyes and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 3 at St. Philomena Church. Services: 10:20 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Winifred Theadora Adamczyk

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Sept. 19, 2013
Winifred Theadora “Winnie” Adamczyk, 98, of Kailua, a retired state clerk typist, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Chicago. No known survivors. Private services.

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Mary Florague Apolonio

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Sept. 17, 2013
Mary Florague Apolonio, 77, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Santo Domingo, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Jo-Ann A. Llaneza and Nona Apolonio-Smith, sister Leticia Natividad, five grandchildren and a great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Mass: 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Margaret C. Awa

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Sept. 7, 2013
Margaret C. “Chiyo” Awa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Reef Hotel executive housekeeper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clayton Y. and Milton H., daughters Susan S. Ichimasa and Karen R. Awa, brother Harry S. Taba, sisters Joan F. Yamane and Helen Y. Ginoza, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Allen Rodney Balbirona

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Sept. 15, 2013
Allen Rodney Balbirona, 55, of Haleiwa, a body and fender repairman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valerie Mae; sons Rodney, James, Wendell, Shaun and Kevin; daughter Valene M. Torress; brothers Danny and Jerry; sisters Gloria Kamai, JoAnn Kalulu, Percilla Noble and Shirley Cataluna; and 23 grandchildren. Private services. Call 450-5954 or 783-9739 for more information.

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Gilbert Balbuena

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Sept. 19, 2013
Gilbert Balbuena, 86, of Honolulu, a food service industry employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Stanley and sister Clara Frederickson. No services.

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Donald William Baron

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Sept. 11, 2013
Donald William Baron, 82, of Honolulu, a retired pastor, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Ia Mei and son Christopher A. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Chinese Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1640 Liliha St. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute or Lutheran Bible Translators. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Romana Calabucal Cabus

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Sept. 18, 2013
Romana Calabucal Cabus, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by adopted son Gerry; sisters Dominga Ganitano, Evelyn Baldillio and Luzviminda Birks; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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LAWRENCE SUN YEE CHUN

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9-26, 9-30 LAWRENCE CHUN PIC#2LAWRENCE SUN YEE CHUN Age 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He loved music so much that he took up Ballroom Dancing (HBDA) & became a DJ (Music Magic) for over 15 years. He took pride in caring for his yard & 200 potted roses which he shared with friends. He is survived by wife, Shirley N. Chun; daughter, Valerie L. Adams (Sandor Kiss); sons, Vance L. Chun (Melissa) and Vern L. Chun (Janine); grand- sons, Remington and Reidmond Chun; sister Janet Yee (K. Tim); brother, Herbert Chun (Bernice). Burial Information: October 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. No, flowers, please.

LAWRENCE SUN YEE CHUN

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LAWRENCE SUN YEE CHUN Age 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from Verizon. He loved music so much that he took up Ballroom Dancing (HBDA) & became a DJ (Music Magic) for over 15 years. He took pride in caring for his yard & 200 potted roses which he shared with friends. He is survived by wife, Shirley N. Chun; daughter, Valerie L. Adams (Sandor Kiss); sons, Vance L. Chun (Melissa) and Vern L. Chun (Janine); grand- sons, Remington and Reidmond Chun; sister Janet Yee (K. Tim); brother, Herbert Chun (Bernice). Service Information: October 5, 2013. Visitation Time: 9:00 AM. Service Time: 10:00 AM at Mauka Chapel-Borthwick Mortuary (1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96817). Burial Information: October 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. No, flowers, please.

Eileen Andrews Feinberg

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Sept. 20, 2013
Eileen Andrews Feinberg, 76, of Kailua, a retired paralegal, died in Honolulu. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is survived by husband Dennis, son Andrew Baker, stepson Barry, sister Catherine Ross and three grandchildren. Celebration of life pending. Donations suggested to Trinity Christian School Kailua or American Red Cross.

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JOHN MELVIN FERREIRA

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9-26 JOHN MELVIN FERREIRAJOHN MELVIN FERREIRA Age 76, of Waialua, HI, passed away Sept. 16, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born July 26, 1937 in Wailuku, HI. Retired Federal Service. He is survived by spouse, Roseline K. Ferreira; sons, Dennis K. (Victoria) Ferreira, Darren M. Ferreira; daughters, Shirley Ann K. (Raymond) Santiago, Lisa Gay (Stephen) Dewald, Jonnine M. Pugh; brother, James (Lenora) Ferreira; sisters, Nellie May (Harold) Fernandez, Juliet (Gary) Medeiros, Barbara (Joseph) Pinheiro; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (October 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Program 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Anthony Gonzalo Gonzales

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Sept. 16, 2013
Anthony Gonzalo “Too Tall Tony” Gonzales, 56, of Kailua, died in Kapolei. He was born in California. He is survived by parents Barbara Fiero and Daniel Gonzales Sr.; brothers Daniel Gonzales Jr. and Nick and Jachrystal Fiero; and sister Chrystal Little. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Olomana, 1020 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Aloha or casual attire.

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Richard Yukio Hattori

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Sept. 14, 2013
Richard Yukio “Rick” Hattori, 81, of Aiea, a retired Army & Air Force Exchange Service stock clerk and retired Army master sergeant, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived son Eric Y. Hattori and sister Katherine Y. Higa. Private services.

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Lani Iaea

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Sept. 18, 2013
Lani “Howard” Iaea, 74, of Honolulu, a construction foreman, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Rockne “Rocky,” Justin “Strider” and Damon; brothers Joseph, Jonah, Christopher, Harold and Ned; sisters Olivia “Girlie” Iaea Miller and Hedy May Iaea; and a grandchild. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Fort DeRussy Park.

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Scott Benedict Kunani Iida

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Sept. 15, 2013
Scott Benedict Kunani Iida, 24, of Lihue died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Lichelle N. and Jeffrey; sisters Kristina N. and Melissa K.; grandparents Sharon B. and Roy Yamagata, and Jean A. and Ronald B. Iida; and great-grandmother Haruna Yamashiro-Souza. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hideko Kagimoto

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Sept. 13, 2013
Hideko Kagimoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse at the former Hilo Hospital, died on Oahu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by nephew Benjamin Matsubara; and nieces Gayle Kamisato, Marianne Shimada, Coralei Nakamoto and Marcia Saito. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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George Kamala

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Sept. 21, 2013
George “Keoki” Kamala, 70, of Eleele, Kauai, a Gay & Robinson truck driver, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born on Niihau. He is survived by sons Aaron, Ryan and George “Jr.” Kamala, and Kevin Kanehailua; daughter Rachelle “Nani” Kanehailua; and 13 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Salt Pond Main Pavilion.

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Seiso Kamishita

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Sept. 20, 2013
Seiso Kamishita, 94, of Honolulu, a retired military automotive inspector for the federal government and an Army veteran who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kay K.; daughters Ann K.K. Ishida-Ho, Lynette N.K. Philipps and Sandra M. Ishida; sister Kazue Taniguchi; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Alexander Kaneapua

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Sept. 15, 2013
Alexander “Alika” Kaneapua, 38, of Eleele, Kauai, a stay-at-home dad, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by companion Rachelle “Nani” Kanehailua; son Zyon; daughters Jaelyn and Jaislen; mother Mabel; brothers Lawrence “Tupi” Tupulua, and Ipo and Joseph Kaneapua; and sister Melanie “Boom.” Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Salt Pond Main Pavilion.

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Maria Sajkewycz Kodelsky

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Sept. 20, 2013
Maria Sajkewycz Kodelsky, 91, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in Poland. She is survived by son Orest V. Saikevych, daughter Irene Saikevych, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services in Chicago. Donations suggested to Orphans’ Aid Society for Ukraine, P.O. Box 630245, Douglaston, NY 11363.

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Satoshi Kojima

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Sept. 13, 2013
Satoshi Kojima, 91, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Midori; sons Leslie and Garrett; daughter Karen Maruoka; brother Hiroshi; and sisters Noriko Fukumae, Matsue Okimoto and Rebecca Ageno. 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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Harold D. Litsey

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Sept. 13, 2013
Harold D. Litsey, 91, of Kailua, a retired businessman for Wigwam Department Stores and Dodi’s, and an office manager for son-in-law Dr. Edward De Board, died in Maunawili. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by sons Mike and Greg; daughters Pamela De Board, Shari Litsey and Leilani Grant; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Honolulu First Church of the Nazarene. Services: 7 p.m.

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Yoshiko Ikeda Machida

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Sept. 15, 2013
Yoshiko Ikeda Machida, 105, of Hilo, a retired bookkeeper for the former Machida Inc., died in Agcoili Care Home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Douglas, daughter Jean Bart, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Helen Nagamoto Maeda

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Aug. 31, 2013
Helen Nagamoto Maeda, 86, of Honolulu, a retired personnel technician for the state Department of Personnel Services, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Jeanne and sister Marion MacRitchie. Private services.

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MIYAHIRA, HARRY T. MIYAHIRA

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MIYAHIRA, HARRY T. MIYAHIRA, Harry T., AKA Harry T. Higa, 80, US Army Veteran, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2013. He is survived by his loving family; wife, Nerry N. Miyahira; daughters, Polly (John) Veatch, Bekky Miyahira and Juddy (James) Dunagan; 6 grand- children; brother, Melvin (Jaclyn) Higa; sisters, Shirley (James) Asato, Ann (Robert) Creen and Dilys (George) Sunabe, also survived by many nieces, nephews and relatives. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 12:00PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood “Old North Church”, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, with Rev. Mark Nakagawa of Centenary United Methodist Church officiating. The family requests casual aloha attire and in lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charitable organization. WWW.FUKUIMORTUARY.COM (213) 626-0441

GRACE R. OSATO

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC GRACE R. OSATO Age 81, of Honolulu passed away on August 31, 2013. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired Chun Hoon Pharmacy and Sheraton Moana Surfrider cashier. She is survived by brothers Robert, Raymond (Eleanor) and Stanley Yonesaki; sister Barbara Yonesaki; nephew Brian (Marian) Ito; grandnephews Devan (Kaylina) Ito and Brice (Jalene) Yamashita; great-grandniece Mila Yamashita. A private service was held.

Chieko Oshiba

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Aug. 31, 2013
Chieko Oshiba, 94, of Honolulu died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sisters Mitsuko Nichols and Clara Izawa. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Nhinh Thi Phan

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Sept. 20, 2013
Nhinh Thi Phanh, 75, of Waianae, a restaurant owner, died. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Tobias, Sen and Liem Huynh; and daughters Thanh Hoa Kieu, Loan Uyeno and Thanh Thao Steed. Visitation and services: 5 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jacqueline Jacobs Rath

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Sept. 21, 2013
Jacqueline Jacobs Rath, 92, of Honolulu, died in Arcadia Retirement Home. She was born in California. She is survived by sons Robert H. II, daughters Paula Rath and Roberta Cullen, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Arcadia Retirement Home. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Palama Settlement.

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