Archive for October 26th, 2013

Haruko Arakawa

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Sept. 17, 2013
Haruko Arakawa, 99, of Honolulu, a retired restaurant waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by sons Ronald and Charles; daughters Edith K. Uchiyama, Thelma T. Mitsunaga, Ruth S. Kawamoto and Elsie Osato; brothers Seijiro and Larry; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gregorio D. Bueno

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Oct. 21, 2013
Gregorio D. “Manong Gorio” Bueno, 79, of Lihue, formerly of Kaumakani and Lawai, Kauai, sole proprietor of Bueno’s Construction and a journeyman carpenter for Olokele Sugar Plantation, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Roland, George and Claurino; daughters Cristeta Macalma, Cleo Kovarik and Phebe Johnson; brothers Narciso and Isidro; sisters Connie Dela Cruz and Aida Cristobal; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Nov. 4 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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Robert H. Burnz

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Oct. 17, 2013
Robert H. “Bob” Burnz, 94, of Omao, Kauai, a retired U.S. Weather Bureau employee and an Army Air Corps veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in New York City. He is survived by sons Robert J. and David, daughter Jeanette Cantotay, hanai daughter Katherine Leong, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Eleele. Services: 11 a.m.

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Jane Cabilin

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Oct. 23, 2013
Jane Cabilin, 91, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons George, Charles and Martin; daughters Ramona Ciriaco, Pearl Glory, Irene Castelline, Lita Spencer, Maura Patao and Brenda MacMullen; sister Maxcie Looney; 28 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Honaunau. Rosary: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Nov. 2 at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lillian Rifkin Daily

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Oct. 24, 2013
Lillian Rifkin “Lilly” Daily, 97, of Anini Beach, Kauai, a homemaker and a Women’s Army Air Corps veteran who served in World War II, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bayonne, N.J. She is survived by daughters Patricia Littlejohn and Michele Markel, and four grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Dennis Day Diaz

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Oct. 13 2013
Dennis Day Diaz, 56, of Honolulu, an audio engineer, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Christian Sakaida and Jonathan Sakaida-Diaz; daughters Alexis Sakaida-Diaz, and Alyssa and Alana McKnight; mother Teofila; and sisters Cynthia Yen and Beverly Diaz. No services.

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Roberta Yet Lin Fong

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Oct. 19, 2013
Roberta Yet Lin Fong, 92, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii secretary, died in Manoa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Colin C.L., sister Alice Jow and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jerry Lanuza Galang

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Oct. 9, 2013
Jerry Lanuza Galang, 49, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by mother Aurelia, brother Jerome and sister Jeanine Torres. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Masajiro Gima

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Aug. 15, 2013
Masajiro “Macky” Gima, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Like Like Drive Inn cook and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Lillian Y. and sister Motomi Asato. Private services.

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Samie Goya

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Oct. 17, 2013
Samie Goya, 91, of Hilo, a retired county government employee, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Janice Masaki and Karen Maedo, sister Helen Nakaoka, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 2 at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services: 11 a.m. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.

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Nellie F. Lum Ho

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Oct. 8, 2013
Nellie F. Lum Ho, 86, of Hilo died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Bobby T.; daughters Nadine V. Duras and Cindy Ann Ahia; brother Walter Akita; sisters Majorie Martz, Elsie Myers and Sharlene Akita; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaii Heart Association.

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DAVID HAROLD HOLMES

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DAVID HAROLD HOLMES 87, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 23 surrounded by his five children. He was born on August 29, 1926 in Highland Park, Michigan to Harold Holmes and Edith Elsner Holmes. He was married for fifty-three years to Suzanne Therese Schwinn who preceded him in death in 2003. Dave and Suzanne have five children, David (Linda) Holmes, Mary Holmes, Peter (Mary Kay) Holmes, JK Holmes and Anne Ka’anoi. They also have nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Dave lived in Sun CIty West for the last twenty years and in Kailua, Hawai’i for thirty-eight years prior to that where he worked for Honolulu Iron Works and Arvak before becoming a partner in his own firm, CBC. Dave holds two bachelor’s degrees in electrical and industrial engineering from the University of Washington. He is remembered for a sharp wit and love of learning, good sense of humor, love of family and great generosity. Dave enjoyed golfing, reading, traveling, visiting museums and historical monuments. He was an avid movie buff, hosting weekly movies nights in his home with friends and neighbors. He was a serious game player and recently enjoyed playing games with family members on his iPad. David enjoyed good health and was of sound mind until he suffered a stroke just nine days before his passing. Donations may be made in his name to Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Raymond Masayuki Kitashiro

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RAYMOND MASAYUKI KITASHIRO Age 82 of Honolulu, passed away October 2, 2013 at Kaiser Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and Hawaiian Telephone Company. He is survived by his wife, Emi; son, David (Jocelyn); daughter, Sandra Pinell (Roger); grandsons, Devin, Bryce, and Brad Kitashiro, Blake and Dane Pinell; brother, John Kitashiro (Alice); sisters, Laura Onouye and Mae Taketa. Funeral service: 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, visitation at 3 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Private inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Thomas Tamotsu Kohagura

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Oct. 5, 2013
Thomas Tamotsu Kohagura, 85, of Waipahu, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died in Waipahu. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Atsuko and brother Robert M. Private services.

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Rebecca M. Leopoldo

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Oct. 18, 2013
Rebecca M. Leopoldo, 79, of Waianae, a construction employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Douglas Bialza, and Michael, Raymond, Chucky, Kala, Felix, Steve and Leo Leopoldo; and sisters Evaline Morris, Edie Wong, Kapiolani Bess and Lovely Lawrence. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Marlene Litchman

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Sept. 26, 2013
Marlene Litchman, 66, of Honolulu, a commercial artist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by parents Mark and Claire, and sister Bambi. Private services. Donations suggested to the Salvation Army.

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Isaac George Littlejohn

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Oct. 9, 2013
Isaac George Littlejohn, 84, of Kaneohe, a Moana Surfrider Hotel chef and an Army communications veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lala K. Akui Littlejohn; sons Isaac G. Jr., Robert L. and Timothy I.; daughter Sharon K. Littlejohn-Akiona; sisters Helen Balmores and Maile Yagi; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Chee Bun Louie

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Oct. 12, 2013
Chee Bun Louie, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Foodland employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Zhongshan, China. He is survived by sons Roland and Leland, brother Peter and three grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Tsuruko Naguwa

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Sept. 26, 2013
Tsuruko Naguwa, 91, of Aiea died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roy T. and Bruce I.; daughter Gail A. Kagawa; brothers Frederick, Richard and Jerry Onosaki; sisters Judy Yanagihashi, Alice Arakaki and Lily Gilman; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robin M. Orallo

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Oct. 23, 2013
Robin M. Orallo, 50, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by husband Timothy Sr., sons Jordan K.A. and Timothy J.H. Jr., daughters Gabrielle K. and Rachel M., parents Bobbie and Karlene Edmondson, and sister Janet Hatfield. Private services.

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MARY ANN “DAISY” PATTERSON

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10-26 MARY ANN PATTERSONMARY ANN DAISY PATTERSON Beloved mother of James Ross Patterson Jr. of Honolulu and Roderick Field Patterson of Portland, Oregon, died October 10 in Kaneohe after a brief illness. She was 89. Her primary occupation was as a stay-at-home mom, and she worked for a time as a grief counselor at Williams Mortuary, and as an instructor for Weight Watchers. But the best thing she ever did, she told her family, was to enlist in United States Marine Corps in 1944 at the height of World War II. In what was then called the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, she joined a select group of women whose service would “free a Marine to fight”–as the recruiting posters said. Born Mary Ann Dewein in Belleville, Illinois, on March 9, 1924, she attended local schools and starred in dance recitals. She attended the University of Washington in Seattle, then went to work in a downtown store located near the Marine Corps recruiting office. Inspired by the example of others, and seeking new structure and direction in her life, she enlisted. After basic training at “Camp Leatherneck” in Lejeune, North Carolina, she was stationed in San Francisco, where she worked in the Corps’ Depot of Supplies. Discharged in 1946 with the rank of corporal, she married James Ross Patterson, a Navy veteran in San Francisco where their twin sons were later born. The family moved to Kaneohe in 1953, after a 12-hour flight from California and a night-time drive over the old Pali Road. Daisy plunged into life in her new home, taking Hawaiian language lessons from Annie Kanahele, and Chinese cooking instruction from Mary Sia. She was also active in PTA at Benjamin Parker Elementary School and was a Cub Scout den mother. Her husband died in 1998. A woman of her times, she was known for her matter-of-fact view of life, and terse catch phrases and slang expressions. Ask her how she was and the answer would range from “zilch,” through “fair to middling,” to “copacetic.” She collected her favorite sayings which expressed her views on life and the one she used more often in a sort of verbal shrug, was “to what avail?” In excellent health almost her entire life, she became ill with pneumonia and was released for rehabilitation after a brief hospitalization, but did not recover. The last words she spoke to family from her bed before she died also came from her favorite sayings: “Do the best you can with what you have where you are.” She will be inurned with full military honors at 8:30 a.m. November 1st at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Gloria Harvell Ramiscal

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Oct. 8, 2013
Gloria Harvell Ramiscal, 67, of Waipahu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died at home. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Fiel F., son Dennis H., daughters Lorifel R. Lagua and Marie H. Ramiscal, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Kahu Tyrone Lee Kealiiaimoku Reinhardt

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Sept. 27, 2013
Kahu Tyrone Lee Kealiiaimoku Reinhardt, 73, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired United Church of Christ minister, died at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Henry; daughters Sarah Kamalei Sunada, Katarina Bahnsen-Reinhardt and Hana Reinhardt; and sister Tina Stuart. Visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Imiola Congregational Church, Waimea. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Ka Home Maha Mau Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alvin Martin Shoehigh

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Oct. 18, 2013
Alvin Martin Shoehigh, 86, of Aiea, a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Nebraska. He is survived by wife Juanita G.; stepdaughters Tanny Brown, Roberta Bates and Wendy Richards; sister Helen Shramek; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Stella Lindsey Thompson

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Oct. 18, 2013
Stella Lindsey Thompson of Kaneohe, a retired physical therapist with Castle Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puuwaawaa Ranch, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Carroll Ray; son Ray; daughters Haunani Kindell, Kathleen Hewlen, and Silvana and Kelly Thompson; brother Thomas Kamaki Lindsey Jr.; sisters Ernestine Jiminez and Helen Roman; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe, 45-150 Waikalua Road. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Vivian Nobuko Williams

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Sept. 22, 2013
Vivian Nobuko Williams, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired seamstress, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keith H. and Kurt A., daughters Kathy M. Rellamas and Kareen M. Colburn, brother George H. Isaka, sisters Violet S. Yoshioka and Marion Y. Tatsumura, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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James Yan Wo Young

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Oct. 16, 2013
James Yan Wo “Ah Wo” Young, 99, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor at the Oahu Fish Market, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by seven children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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