Archive for October 4th, 2013

Miguel Galano Abut

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Sept. 19, 2013
Miguel Galano Abut, 100, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran and cook, died in Wai-pahu. He was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Angelito E. and Michael E., daughters Carmelita Jean Lumauag and Leah Castillo, brother Maximo G., 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Haruko Akiyama

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Sept. 27, 2013
Haruko Akiyama, 96, of Keaau, Hawaii, retired proprietor of Akiyama Store and an American Mutual Life Insurance Co. agent, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ben and Alvin, daughters Aileen Yanagihara and Karen Akiyama-Paik, brothers Frank and Henry Iwashita, sister Amy Kamiyama, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Puna Hongwanji. Services: 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow at Keaau Community Center. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yushi Aotani

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Sept. 18, 2013
Yushi Aotani, 77, of Honolulu, a fishing tackle supply owner, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He is survived by son Creighton G. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Pedrito Borja

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Sept. 12, 2013
Pedrito Borja, 75, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Hospice West, He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmelita; sons Jerry Jr., Josue, Eliaquim and Elicer; daughters Minda, Fely, Noemi, Maila and Pearl; brothers Antero, Villaluz, Daniel and Ruben; sister Natalie Lowman; 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Laurence D. Camvel

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Sept. 21, 2013
Laurence D. Camvel, 90, of Kaneohe, a quality inspector specialist and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Marie Ako Camvel, son Laurence W., daughter Charmaine, brother Carl D., 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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JACQUELYN “KAHEA” VAN GIESON

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JACQUELYN KAHEA VAN GIESON Age 37, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 17, 2013 in Waianae. Born November 12, 1975 in Colorado. Jackie was a 1994 graduate of Waianae High School. She was a hostess at Germaines Luau & member of Halau O’ Po’omaikelani. She is survived by son, Derick S. Thalheimer; daughters, Destiny Van Gieson, Deja Rose Van Gieson; mother, Rose Marie Van Gieson; brother, Jonah Van Gieson; sister, Kainoa Van Gieson. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Family request guests to wear purple. Flowers Welcome.

YACHIYO IKI

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YACHIYO IKI Age 96, of Honolulu, passed away September 21, 2013 at Palolo Chinese Home. Born October 31, 1916. She is survived by sons, Gary (June) Iki, Daniel Iki; daughter, Janice (Edwin) Motoshige. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 10/9 at Mililani Downtown Moruary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Lubwij Jorju

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Sept. 22, 2013
Lubwij “Lucy” Jorju, 35, of Kahului, a McDonald’s Kihei cashier, died. She was born in the Marshall Islands. She is survived by companion Andrew Boutu; son Lorenwa Jorju Boutu; daughters Billida Willma and Kina Jamena; father Nandrikdrik; brothers James, Okjenlang and Dickson; and sisters Bitina Jorju, Wamman Marlik and Mona Lisa Campass. Visitation and all-night vigil: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Rubin Ah-Moon Mai-Lou Jr.

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Sept. 10, 2013
Rubin Ah-Moon Mai-Lou Jr., 61, of Honolulu, a city landscaper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Wilfred and Edward, and sisters Dolores Mapuana Lopes, Cassie Leilani Gaea and Annie N. Saei. Visitation: 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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ERNEST “ERNIE” AKIRA KATSUYOSHI

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ERNEST ERNIE AKIRA KATSUYOSHI Ernest “Ernie” Akira Katsuyoshi died on September 23, 2013, in Morgan Hill, California. He was born in Honolulu on April 9, 1938. Ernie was a veteran of the Hawaii Army National Guard, and was employed with the Santa Clara County Dept. of Corrections/Sheriff’s Dept. He was predeceased by first wife, Ruth, with whom he had sons Wade and Kurt, and daughter Diane. They had six grandchildren. He is also survived by wife, Mylva, brother Thomas, and sister June Higaki. Funeral services and burial will be held in San Jose, CA, on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park.

Edwin Mitsuhiro Kawamura

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Aug. 30, 2013
Edwin Mitsuhiro Kawamura, 69, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by companion Tokie, brother Ernest and sisters Mavis Taniguchi, Beverly Yoshida and Jane Oshiro. Private services.

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Dwayne Darwin Laping

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Sept. 26, 2013
Dwayne Darwin Laping, 56, of Ewa Beach, a retired civil service employee and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Darryle D. and sister Darilyn R. Maxilom. Private services.

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Kenny Sze Chyn Liang

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Sept. 25, 2013
Kenny Sze Chyn Liang, 85, of Honolulu, a retired controller for a textile manufacturer, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by son Tony, daughter Sylvia Liang-Ho and two grandchildren. Private services.

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EDNA AKINO MORALES LIU

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10-4 564230  Edna LiuEDNA AKINO MORALES LIU Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away on September 23, 2013. Edna was born in Kakaako and lived in Kalihi. She was a Fore Lady at Libby McNeil and Dole Cannery, and very active in her Union. Edna is survived by her daughters, Sandra (David) Hawkins and Caryn N. Craig; brothers, Noboru (Carol) and George Miyamoto, sister Jean Tamiyo (Delbert) Watanabe, 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Service will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kalihi (1723 Beckley St.) with visitation to begin at 8:30 a.m. and service at 10:00 a.m. Private Burial. Online Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

Edna Akino Morales Liu

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Sept. 23, 2013
Edna Akino Morales Liu, 86, of Honolulu, a forelady for Libby McNeil and Dole Cannery, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by daughters Sandra Hawkins and Caryn N. Craig, brothers Noboru and George Miyamoto, and sister Jean T. Watanabe. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Charles Lufkin

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Oct. 2, 2013
Charles “Dexter” Lufkin, 80, of Kaneohe, a physician and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by wife Marilyn “Mary Lou,” son Kirk C., daughters Faye Lite and Beth Auten, brother Murray, sister Elizabeth Hardisty and 10 grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaii Opera Theatre.

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Laverne Ka’anohiokala Keaulana Lui

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Sept. 24, 2013
Laverne Ka’anohiokala Keaulana Lui, 68, of Hilo, died. She was born in Kalama Valley. She is survived by sons Marc and Wayne Spatz, Dane and T.R. Ireland, and Luke Anthony Keaulana; daughters Michelle Ireland and Shanna Arthur; hanai daughter Desire’e Luana Shortt; brothers Moses Keaulana and Joseph Lui; sister Moana Keaulana-Dyball; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Trinity Community Church, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park.

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TOSHIFUMI “TOSHI” ODAGIRI

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TOSHIFUMI TOSHI ODAGIRI Age 85, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 13, 2013 in Pearl City. Born June 26, 1928 in Waialua, Oahu. He was a volunteer at Pearl City Urban Garden. He was also a auto mechanic at Waipahu Garage/Pearl City Chrysler and retired from Dole Cannery. He is survived by wife, Jane Odagiri; sons, Loren Odagiri, Alan Odagiri; daughters, Carol (Calvin) Matsuo, Nellie (Brian) Fukuda; 5 grandchildren; brother, Thomas Masami Odagiri. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (October 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Norma Yukimi Okami

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Sept. 17, 2013
Norma Yukimi Okami, 90, of Waipahu, a retired warehouse tourist souvenir packer, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Calvin; daughters Lorrine Spreadborough, Jennifer Itokazu, Lenora Yamashiro and Leona Sanborn; brothers Ralph and Joe Mochizuki; sister Hilda Kajiyama; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Justice John Pacifico Makana O Ka Malu Quel

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Sept. 23, 2013
Justice John Pacifico Makana O Ka Malu Quel, 11, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Jeff; brother Jeff Andrade; sisters Jazelle, Jazzlyn and Jazzmine Billianor-Pinero; grandparents Clementine and Pacifico; and great-grandfather Luis. Visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Nancy Kiyo Sakamoto

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Sept. 6, 2013
Nancy Kiyo Sakamoto, 101, of Ewa Beach, a Motel 6 executive housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Sandra S. Sakamoto Flippo and Rachel Sheldon, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alice E. Solomon

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Sept. 29, 2013
Alice E. Solomon, 80, of Honolulu, a retired manager, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Cathy Barros and Ellen K. Fries, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Silverio Garcillas Sr.

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Sept. 29, 2013
Silverio Garcillas Sr., 88, of Kapolei, a Navy retiree, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Castillejos, Zambales, Philippines. He is survived by sons Wilson, Alfred, Silverio Jr., Alfonso, Alex and Edwin; daughters Teresita Garcillas, Editha Garcia and Luz Beltran; 27 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Philomena Church. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Debbie Ann Stevenson

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Sept. 20, 2013
Debbie Ann Stevenson, 49, of Kaneohe died in Kailua. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband David E.; son David E. Jr.; daughters Sheena Carlson, Sierra Stevenson and Shanel Curtis; mother Conchita Padayao; brother Blake Tokushige; sister Theresa “Gigi” Macion; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Carol VanDermyden

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Sept. 27, 2013
Carol Vandermyden, 43, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, co-owner of Oven & Butter and a former mortgage broker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Mather, Calif. She is survived by husband Steve; sons Dakota, Maverick and Caymen Clark; stepdaughters Kirstyn Langley, and Shawna and Stephanie VanDermyden; mother Ellen Larson; and sisters Julie Cruz, Dianna Blair, Jean Larson and Genevieve Nagasawa. Celebration of life: 5:15 p.m. today at Manini Beach, South Kona. Call 640-8074 for information.

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Esther Kauwakanilehua Reid Vierra

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Sept. 25, 2013
Esther Kauwakanilehua Reid Lehua, 84, of Waimanalo died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John Jr., daughters Leonora J. Lenchanko and Doreen L. Puana, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jimmy Roger White

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Sept. 6, 2013
Jimmy Roger White, 73, of Honolulu, a painter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Montana. He is survived by sons Chris and Robert; daughters Diane Olsen, Shannon Brown and Daniela White; brothers Gale, Harvey, Steve and Bill; sister Cathy; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lewis E. Woodring

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Sept. 15, 2013
Lewis E. Woodring, 55, of Kapolei, a Navy aircraft fuel specialist, died in Kapolei. He was born in California. He is survived by sons Roland A. Madelar and Robert L. Woodring; daughter Mary C.; brothers James E., Dale R. and John W.; sister Martha E. Sarmiento; and eight grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Tripler Army Medical Center, Veterans Affairs.

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