Archive for October 15th, 2013

PAUL H. ABE

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PAUL H. ABE Paul Abe, 79, from Oceanside, California formally from Honolulu, Hawai’i passed away September 17. He is survived by wife; Bea, son; Ted (Helen), daughters; Dee (Bill) Choy Hee & Paula (David) Sindelar & his Dear & only grandson; Skyler Sindelar. Sister; Elaine Yoshimi & brother; Douglas Abe. Private services. The family kindly request no monetary/koden or gifts.

Alejandro Viernes Aradanas

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Sept. 29, 2013
Alejandro Viernes Aradanas, 87, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Abenir and Arnold; daughters Alenia Velasquez, Amefel Ilagan and Arlene Aradanas; brother Marfelino; sister Gloria Baybayan; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Final services in the Philippines. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard S. Asato

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Oct. 8, 2013
Richard S.Asato, 53, of Kailua, an O’Reilly Auto Parts sales representative, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Augsburg, Germany. He is survived by brother Steven K. and sister Cindy Ann H. Ponce. Private services.

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George J. Behne

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Oct. 7, 2013
George J. Behne, 88, of Ewa Beach, an administrative offcer at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Brainard, Neb. He is survived by wife Doris Chun-Behne and brothers Don and Dean. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial in Nebraska. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Rodrigo Alcantara Ellazar

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Oct. 8, 2013
Rodrigo Alcantara Ellazar, 73, of Honolulu, a retired baker with Europa Bakery, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maxima C.; sons Robert, Mendrano, Crisanto, Herman, Vicente and Hipolito; daughters Virginia Nazareno and Emelie Soriano; brothers Perigrino, Ponciano and Marciano; sister Cecilia Medrano; 21 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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BRUCE KEKOA EPSTEIN

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BRUCE KEKOA EPSTEIN Age 52, of Kailua, HI, passed away September 10, 2013 in Honolulu. Born June 9, 1961 in Anchorage, Alaska. Warrior for Christ. He is survived by wife, Marcy Epstein; son, Sheldon Orta; daughters, Renee Kawelo, Denise Epstein, Nalani Epstein, Frances Epstein, Sophie Epstein; father, Jack Epstein; brother, Wayne (Brenda) Epstein; sister, Pearl (John) Cantrell; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (October 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual/ Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Waipahu Church of Christ, 94-447 Apowale St., Waipahu, HI 96797.

Virginia Coleta Damo Felix

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Oct. 2, 2013
Virginia Coleta Damo Felix, 62, of Ewa Beach, an accounting clerk for James K. Michishima, CPA, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Vian Ramos, Karen Rosales and Marianne Nilo; brothers Felino and Rosario Damo; sisters Teresita Cargo, Remedios Hufana and Leonora Nartatez; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at the church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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HIROMU “HIRO” HARUGUCHI

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HIROMU HIRO HARUGUCHI Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 24, 2013 in Aiea. Born December 30, 1930 in Hilo, HI. Member of the Lions Club for over 25 years. He is survived by spouse, Florence Y. Haruguchi; sons, Keith Haruguchi, Brian (Christine) Haruguchi, Chad Haruguchi; sisters, Dot Miyamoto, Peggy Matsumoto; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (October 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Monday (October 21) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Henry Kazuto Hayamoto

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Oct. 1, 2013
Henry Kazuto Hayamoto, 84, of Hono-lulu, retired former owner of Hayamoto Barber Shop and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Misao; daughters Ann Sakaguchi, Cheryl Yasunaga and Joy Hayamoto; and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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Richard Kenji Kawasaki

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Sept. 13, 2013
Richard Kenji Kawasaki, 85, of Honolulu, a surveyor for the city and state governments, and R.M. Towill Corp. and Sam O. Horita Inc., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Aiko, son Milton, brothers Duke and Harold, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Robert Yukio Kishi

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Sept. 24, 2013
Robert Yukio Kishi, 86, of Wailuku, a Frito-Lay delivery driver, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Marian; son Craig; daughter Lisa Kishi-Chock; brothers Tsuruo, Harold, Richard and Toshio; sister Kinuko Hedani; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Yasushi Komamura

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Sept. 21, 2013
Yasushi Komamura, 92, of Waipahu, formerly of Aiea, a retired C&H Sugar Co. millwright, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Puuloa. He is survived by wife Shizue and sons Irvin and Wayne. Private services.

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Bing She Lau

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Oct. 9, 2013
Bing She Lau, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Emporio Armani tailor, died in Waianae. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by sons Kar Hang “Jonathan” and Ka Hon, daughters Kar Wai Lau and Ka Ching Higa, brother Ping Sum, sister Nora Yuen and seven grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Hawaii Mandarin Alliance Church, Sun Yat Sen School, 135 N. Kukui St., third floor.

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Alice Agnes Ling

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Sept. 16, 2013
Alice Agnes Ling, 76, of Waianae, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. technician, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Pearl and Jade Ling, and Amber Ballesteros; brothers Raymond and Louis Wai; sisters Annie Mitsumori, Nolana Boel and Roxane Kuwata; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Pilhiya Miner

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Sept. 21, 2013
Pilhiya “Bonnie” Miner, 87, of Aiea, a retired Dole Cannery trimmer, died in Aiea. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Gene; sons Jack, Gary and Ronald Claiborne; daughters Sharon Claiborne, Charmaine Barnes and Debbie Jennings; brother Robert Bontog; sister Ronella Moore; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Sadako Muramoto

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Oct. 5, 2013
Sadako “Mary” Muramoto, 87, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired surgical nurse, died in Hilo. She was born in Papaikou. She is survived by brother Glenn M. and sister Roxana M. Uchima. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Leonard Billote Natividad

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Oct. 2, 2013
Leonard Billote Natividad, 78, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe fitter, died inWaipahu. He was born in Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora A.; daughter Marievic Chong; brothers Rogelio, Floro and Domingo; and sisters Aurelia Jallorina and Consuelo Baradi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Services: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jim Derrick Neal

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Oct. 5, 2013
Jim Derrick “Jimmy” Neal, 56, of Kula, Maui, a Paul Beagle Construction carpenter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet Duey-Neal; sons Kilohana Miller, Grant Milano, Noa Quinabo and Kyle Fujii; mother Eleanor Boucher; and sister Bene Valenzuela. Private services. Contact family additional information and location. Scattering of ashes on Oahu at a later date. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 880180, Pukalani, HI 96768. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Chester Opaon

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Oct. 7, 2013
Chester Opaon, 56, of Kapolei, a carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Jacqueline L.; brothers Dennis Opaon and Steven, Fonte, Ricky and Stanford Catugal; and sisters Dee Merriles, Valerie Vierra, Joan Davenport, Kris Klask and Pauline Stropp. Services: noon Monday at Sand Island New Hope Church. Casual attire.

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George Hauoli Orlando

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Oct. 5, 2013
George Hauoli “Keoki” Orlando, 46, of Anahola, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Jordan, Keon “Kiki” and Isaiah Fernandez-Orlando; parents May and Rudolpho T.; brother Guy Dias; and sister Gloria Gibbons. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Pillars in Anahola Park.

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RICHARD “SEO” SEIYU OSHIRO

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RICHARD SEO SEIYU OSHIRO Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 23, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born March 14, 1931 in Honolulu. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and also worked at Doi Trucking, Honolulu. He is survived by spouse, Patsy “Pat” A. Oshiro; daughters, Cyd, Joy-Lyn, Carrie; sisters, Ethel Hamano, Emma Masuda; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (October 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Alfred Domingo Paet

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Aug. 31, 2013
Alfred Domingo Paet, 83, of Honolulu, a GTE Hawaiian Tel warehouse clerk and an Army veteran who served in the KoreanWar, died in Honolulu. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Ursula Kuiee; son Allain D.; daughter Alycia D.P. Arquero; brothers Gerardo, Rodulfo and Honorato B.; sisters Esmenia Montefalcon and Virginia Bega; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Homer Kualii Perez

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Sept. 24, 2013
Homer Kualii Perez, 69, of Wahiawa, a painter for the Department of Defense at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jijieo, daughters Jemity Katejukjuk and Charlene Perez, sisters Loretta Dolera and Alvina Garcia, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Carole Ann Pikulski

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Sept. 28, 2013
Carole Ann Pikulski, 69, of Kaneohe, a retail sales manager, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Mc-Keesport, Pa. She is survived by brother Valmar. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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George Layne Keoki Saffery

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10-15 563786  George SafferyGEORGE LAYNE KEOKI SAFFERY Age 55, passed away on September 21, 2013. He is survived by his 4 children, Samantha Pauso, Kelci Saffery, Jessie Uehara and Isaac Saffery. Grandsons Ryder & Mason. Father, Norman “Buddy” Saffery, siblings Mikilani Sormon, Liane Thompson, Alan Saffery, Lyle Saffery & Wanda Naki. And a number of nieces and nephews. Please join us as we celebrate his life on Friday October 18, 2013 from 10am-2pm at Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo.

Earl Tamotsu Shigeta

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Sept. 29, 2013
Earl Tamotsu Shigeta, 90, of Aiea, a retired United Airlines mechanic, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Paul and Bradley; daughters Lila Koide and Shirley Seabock; brothers David and Haruo; sisters Hishiko “Hichan” Ushijima, Ruby Kunieda and Jane Shintaku; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Aiea United Methodist Church. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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ROBERT “BOB” SYPOWICZ

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10-15 ROBERT SYPOWICZROBERT BOB SYPOWICZ Robert “Bob” Sypowicz, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully in his home on October 9, 2013 in Honolulu, HI, surrounded by friends and family, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rochelle Sypowicz; his son Russell Sypowicz (Angela Sypowicz); and grandson Noah Sypowicz. Robert was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 21, 1948. Upon moving to Hawaii in 1986, he started a successful accounting and bookkeeping business where he enjoyed helping his clients, many of which became close friends. He volunteered his time and talent at Sacred Heart Church for the past 25 years, serving on the Pastoral Council and as a bookkeeper, usher, CCD teacher, and choir member. His love of music extended to his participation with his friends in the Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus. A memorial service is scheduled for friends and family on Thursday, October 17 at 9:30 am at Sacred Heart Church in Makiki (Maryknoll Grade School). His family graciously requests that donations be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research in lieu of flowers or gifts.

Yukie Takahashi

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Oct. 8, 2013
Yukie “Charlotte” Takahashi, 91, of Kahului, a seamstress, died at home. She was born in Peahi, Maui. She is survived by husband Kazuto; sons Roy, Gilbert, Gordon, Wayne and Aaron; daughter Annette Fulton; and brother Hachiro Inamasu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Clyde Shunji Takechi

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Sept. 29, 2013
Clyde Shunji Takechi, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Sears catalog manager, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean Y., daughter Lynne K.T. Howells, sister Grace Kijima, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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James Yukio Takushi

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Sept. 21, 2013
James Yukio Takushi, 57, of Honolulu, a city vehicle dispatcher and service writer for the Honolulu Police Department, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Japan. He is survived by parents Kiyoshi and Matsue; brothers Wayne, Robert, Dennis and Larry; and sisters June and Julia. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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