Archive for November 1st, 2013

Pa’ani Edward Armstrong

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Oct. 6, 2013
Pa’ani Edward Armstrong, 40, of Hilo died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Dannette M. and sister Nanea A. Wassel. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Armstrong residence, 916 Komomala Drive, Hilo.

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Elizabeth Bukoski

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Oct. 25, 2013
Elizabeth “Kalehua” Bukoski, 91, of Koloa, Kauai, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Frank and Samuel; daughters Elaine Panui, Margaret “Peggy” McCallum and Taddy Penzetta; hanai daughter Ulii Castor; 24 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Nov. 11 at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Lei welcome for lei tree.

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Francis M.Y. Chang

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Oct. 14, 2013
Francis M.Y. Chang, 89, of Honolulu, a retired supervisory shipbuilding comptroller for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Structural Group and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jennie L., sons Jeff and Jason, daughter Cindy Noborikawa, three brothers, two sisters and eight grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Henry K.J. Chang

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Oct. 13, 2013
Henry K.J. Chang, 69, of Honolulu, a retired city firefighter and Hawaii Air National Guard veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gwen, sons Brandon and Sean, daughter Kelli-Anne, mother Eleanor and sisters Nelwyn Choy and Jocelyn Wong. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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PAUL W. CHING

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PAUL W. CHING Paul W. Ching of Concord, California. The son of Quan Yuen and Pauline Lau Ching died on July 20, 2013 after a brief illness. He attended Punahou School, Purdue University and received a M.S. in engineering from Colorado State University. He worked as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Hawaii. His work took him to the western states as well as many interesting places in the world. Paul was a gourmet cook and loved sailing, mountain climbing and visiting family and friends. They will miss his wonderful stories and special sense of humor. There will be military services at Manoa Cemetary on November 4, 2013 at 11:00am.

Daniel Davis Kaleialoha Choy

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Oct. 28, 2013
Daniel Davis Kaleialoha Choy, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a pastor and music minister, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Donna Park Choy, sons Anthony J.K. and Benjamin J.E., brother David K. and sisters Lydia Mae L. “Tabby” Bernado, Marjean N. “Jeanne” Anjou and Marilyn K. Choy-Gibson. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 4 p.m. Kona services at a later date.

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Nam Sun Chung

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Oct. 10, 2013
Nam Sun Chung, 93, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Fire Department captain and an Army veteran, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Michael, Daniel and Nathan; daughter Ellen Char; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kikuye Henna

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Oct. 25, 2013
Kikuye “Kay” Henna, 89, of Mililani, a former florist and retired office manager for Art Nelson Sail Maker, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Russell, daughter Cynthia Kono, brother James Yamashiro, sister Harue Arakawa and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Hideo Ishigo

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Oct. 11, 2013
Hideo Ishigo, 100, of Honomu, Hawaii, retired owner of the former Ishigo Store & Bakery in Honomu, died in Hilo. He was born in Hono-mu. He is survived by sons David, Sam, Harold, Thomas and Dennis; daughter Jean Suzuki; brother Susumu; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Elizabeth Alohanani Jamias

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Oct. 23, 2013
Elizabeth Alohanani Jamias, 63, of Pearl City, a Kamehameha Schools admissions tester and Hawaiian Airlines concierge, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mapu S.; son Mapu S. Jr.; daughter Alohanani Tiana; brothers Roger, Gilbert and Maurice Pelliteir, John Chun, John Komeiji and Roddy Imada; and sisters Patsy Kamalani and Alberta Nakamoto. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu chapel. Services: noon. Burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Wayne Alan Worthington Jr.

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Oct. 25, 2013
Wayne Alan Worthington Jr., also known as Wayne Bastian, 33, of Honolulu, a state representative assistant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Toms River, N.J. He is survived by parents Wayne and Jane, brothers Garrett A. and Kevin J., and sister Aubri S. Scattering of ashes: 5 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Beach.

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ELEANOR SIN YIN LEN

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ELEANOR SIN YIN LEN Eleanor Sin Yin Len, born on Christmas Day, 1935, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Mau Yun Len, who predeceased her. She leaves her older sister, Asoong Len Elliott (Rogers), two younger brothers, Norman S.H. Len (Ruby), and Raymond C.Y. Len (Nancy), a niece, Noreen, and nephews Matthew, Joshua, Patrick, Peter and Jason, as well as great-nieces Sophie, Cydney and Cammie and a great-nephew, Christopher. She attended Kamehameha III School in Lahaina, Robert Louis Stevenson Intermediate School, and Roosevelt High School. She received a B.Ed. from the University of Hawaii in 1957, a M.A. in Counseling from Teacher’s College in Columbia University in 1958 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University in 1979. During her teaching career she taught math and did counseling at Battle Hill Jr. H.S. in White Plains, N.Y., Kapaa H.S. on Kauai, Leilehua H.S. in Wahiawa, and Roosevelt H.S. She joined the Career Services Department at U.H. in 1968 and was Director from 1988 to 2000, when she retired. Eleanor was a friend who gave and received great love and loyalty. She was the heart and soul of her family. We all miss her very much. She was a dedicated volunteer and supporter of the Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Ave., where services will take place on Friday, Nov. 8th. Visitation is at 9:00 am, with services at 10:30 am. Casual attire. Please no monetary gifts nor flowers. Burial will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe at 2 pm.

Chiyoko I. Masaki

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Oct. 14, 2013
Chiyoko I. Masaki, 95, of Kaneohe, a retired state seamstress, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by brother Donald Iijima and sister Rose Miyasaki. Private services.

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Raymond Leialoha Miller

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Oct. 25, 2013
Raymond Leialoha Miller, 55, of Hilo, a chief mate for Hawaiian Tug & Barge/Young Bros., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marla; sons Gabriel Miller and Kalson, Brandon and Layson Bondaug; hanai mother Gerry; brothers Joseph and Patrick Sablan, and Peter Nelson; sisters Kim Fox, Lureen Calcara, Jessica Lebin and Kia Heikkila; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Bartholomew Allen Mwarey

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Oct. 22, 2013
Bartholomew Allen Mwarey, 30, of Takotna, Alaska, a self-employed handyman, died in Alaska. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Kaden, Kainoa and Bryson; father Bartol; mother Serelina M.; brothers Richard Mwarey and James Avey; sisters Serena, Delayna and Lianna Mwarey, Elena Snodgrass, and Mandilea Oyagak-Mwarey; and numerous stepbrothers and stepsisters. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Hearth Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Mary Jane Asau Pacheco

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Oct. 18, 2013
Mary Jane Asau Pacheco, 82, of Hilo, a former Palace Theater employee and a homemaker, died in her granddaughter’s home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Albert Sr., sister Alice Kobayashi, seven grand- children and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Rudolpho Pascua

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Oct. 5, 2013
Rudolpho Pascua, 69, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital maintenance employee, died at home. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Manuel “Manny” and Edward “Eddie.” Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapaa. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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Cristina Fiesta Samonte

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Oct. 2, 2013
Cristina Fiesta Samonte, 74, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Luna, Apayao, Philippines. She is survived by son Joseph F.; daughters Corazon S. Calina, Vilma Lorena S. Valdez and Kristine Rochele Samonte; sister Nieves Ibus; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at Moanalua Mortuary.

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John H. Shigemasa

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Oct. 17, 2013
John H. Shigemasa, 66, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Reid R., daughter Sheryl A. and brother Thomas K. Private services.

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Edward Yun Sung Shim

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Oct. 23, 2013
Edward Yun Sung Shim, 91, of Kaneohe, an auto mechanic and a Navy veteran, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Daniel; brothers Leonard, Francis and Roland; sister Florence Heu; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary Thursday.

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Alvin Rudolph Gouveia Sr.

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Sept. 10, 2013
Alvin Rudolph “Joe” Gouveia Sr., 75, of Waianae, a construction worker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kalihi. He is survived by sons Paul, Bradley and Zac; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at Maile Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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Mary Kim Strenger

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Oct. 13, 2013
Mary Kim Strenger, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John and sister Mary Waltz. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Wallace Kenji Tanaka

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Oct. 7, 2013
Wallace Kenji Tanaka, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired landscaper for University of Hawaii at Manoa, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Helen; son Kyle; daughter Kari Kim; sisters Esther Tanaka, Edna Inayoshi, Edith Oishi, Evie Kuromoto and Margie Murata; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anthony A. Tavares

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Oct. 23, 2013
Anthony A. “Tony” Tavares, 66, of Gloucester, Va., died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Apryl Lynn; hanai son Kawika Tangonan; hanai daughters Carissa Julian, Karina Urton and Moana Louis; brother Kal; and sister Gina Karalius. Private services.

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Richard Randolph Taylor

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Oct. 25, 2013
Richard Randolph Taylor, 63, of Wailuku, a finish contractor for Taylor & Daughters LLC, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Houston. He is survived by daughters Sarah M. and Catherine A., mother Cora, brother James and sisters Annette Cheffield, Mary Michalsky and Angie Dickinson. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Sunday at Launiupoko Beach Park, Lahaina. Services: 2 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Frank Fujio Toya

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Oct. 15, 2013
Frank Fujio Toya, 89, of Honolulu, a Pacific Construction retiree and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Betty F.; son Ronald; daughters Gerrene Yukuno, Sherri Yoshimoto, Kerri Masada and Lorene Luke; sister Hanae Fujimura; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Amy Emiko Uyemura

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Oct. 25, 2013
Amy Emiko Uyemura, 62, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Faith Ching. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nora Wai Ming Lau Yuen

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Oct. 21, 2013
Nora Wai Ming Lau Yuen, 75, of Honolulu, a retired waitress for Wo Fat Chop Suey and Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant, died in Waipahu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by daughters Lency Nascimento, Hency Yuen-Eng and Queena Yuen-Ohta; brother Ping Sum Lau; and seven grandchildren. Traditional Chinese Buddhist services: 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

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