Archive for November 13th, 2013

Jasper Agosto

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Nov. 2, 2013
Jasper Agosto, 62, of Kaneohe, a Gomes Bus Co. driver, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jasper Jr. and Johnathan, daughter Christina, brothers Larry and John Augustus, and sister Geraldine Augustus. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Kualoa Beach Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alan Kalani Akau

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Oct. 24, 2013
Alan Kalani “Bruddah Al” Akau, 54, of Waimanalo, a landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alan A. Akau-Makaniole; daughter Abcde Akau-Makaniole; brothers Anthony, Adrian and Lawrence Akau, Knighten Burges and Julius “Dooley” Kaehu; and sisters Meta and Melissa Asagra, Melanie Manuel, Mignon Butterfield, Monique Richmond, Morae Salis and Allegra Burges. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo.

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Emilio Acosta Asuncion

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Oct. 27, 2013
Emilio Acosta Asuncion, 85, of Pearl City, an Ace Flooring retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita A., sons Nestor and Larry, daughter Estrella “Esther,” four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Theodora Castro

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Sept. 28, 2013
Theodora Castro, 88, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Primo D. Sr., sons Primo D. Jr. and Bryan K., daughters Donna L. Price and Colleen L. Castro, 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Carrie L. Gray

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Nov. 4, 2013
Carrie L. Gray, 38, of Honolulu, a Verizon executive marketing director, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Danbury, Conn. She is survived by husband Dale D., parents Donald and Susan Young, and brother Todd Young. Private services.

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Fujie Hirayama

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Oct. 28, 2013
Fujie Hirayama, 99, of Hilo, formerly of Papaikou, Hawaii, an employee at the former KK Tei Restaurant, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ninole, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Raymond, Paul and Wayne; daughters Thelma Tatsutani, Elsie Oka and Myrtle Hirayama; brother Takeyoshi Fujimoto; sisters Violet Oketani, Chizuko Honma, Doris Wakahiro and Janet J. Togawa; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Magdalene Kukae Ho

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Oct. 25, 2013
Magdalene Kukae Ho, 82, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Paia, Maui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel, Kenneth and Winston; daughters Zita May Ho and Karen Gumtang; brother Earl Keaunui; sister Lynette “Ana” Espiritu; 20 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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June Fumiko Ikezawa

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Oct. 6, 2013
June Fumiko Ikezawa, 79, of Mililani, a retired Waipahu Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Chad and daughter Shann. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tammy Kuuipo-Nohea Ke

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Nov. 8, 2013
Tammy Kuuipo-Nohea Ke, also known as “Ipo” and “Baba,” 54, of Naalehu, Hawaii, died in Ka’u Hospital. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by son John; daughters Sky Ke and Hope Ke-Leibner; father James; mother Agnes Publico; brother James; sisters Kitty Roy, Noela Pritchard, Kim Viloria and Blossom Lamb; and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday across from the Punaluu Beach Park pavilion. Casual attire.

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Brian Akira Kobashigawa

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Oct. 29, 2013
Brian Akira Kobashigawa, 48, of Kaneohe, a front desk manager, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tammy, daughter Taylor Silva, parents Isamu and Yoshiko, brother Kenneth and sisters Irene Suzuki and Nancy Visitation. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the cemetery. Onine condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mary Laurett Koomoa

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Nov. 4, 2013
Mary Laurett Koomoa, 88, of Haiku, Maui, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Arizona. She is survived by sons Lyman, Joseph and Thomas; daughter Mindy Baker; brothers John C. and Preston Brooksby; sisters Nora Hughes, Emma Mitchell and Glenda Johnson; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Maui Lani. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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FLORENCE KAM LIN LIU LAU

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FLORENCE KAM LIN LIU LAU Age 95, died Nov. 3, 2013. Survived by sons, Richard (Maude), Henry (Lindy); daughters, Mary (David) Tanaka, Nancy (Willis) Wong and Ruby (Francis) Foo; daughter-in-law, Sue Ann Lau; brother, Young Wah Liu; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Private Services.

Chock Lun Lee

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Oct. 27, 2013
Chock Lun Lee, 92 of Honolulu, retired owner of and chef at Lelani Chop Suey and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Margie H.L., sons Wayson and Waymond, daughter Elsa Devereux, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Arthur Rodney Lindsey

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Oct. 22, 2013
Arthur Rodney Lindsey, 65, of Kailua died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ernestine Ann; son Wynn J.K.; daughters Maile K. Lindsey, Jamie P.P. Lester and Kamele K. Blanchi; brothers Gary C. and Ronald C. Lindsey, and Jerry W. Duran; sisters Anna S.N. Lindsey, Patricia M.K. Getz and Victoria J.N. Lindsey-Mette; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church-Waimanalo, 41-054 Ehukai St. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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EDITH KINA’U ROBINSON MAGNANI

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11-13 EDITH MAGNANIEDITH KINA’U ROBINSON MAGNANI Edith Kina’u Robinson Magnani took her leave October 19, 2013. Born on October 30, 1928 in Waimea, Kaua’i to David Kaiana Robinson and Rose Rebecca (Cardoza), she is survived by her husband, Theodore, her children, James (Sandy), and Celeste. Siblings Michael Robinson of Aina Haina and Rachael Brossman of Cleona, PA; 3 grand- children; 7 great-grand- children. Services and military honors will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe, with visitation at 10:30 a.m., service at 11:30, and military committal service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

Mae Fisher Main

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Oct. 27, 2013
Mae Fisher Main, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Honolulu. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She is survived by son Robert, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private graveside services.

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RODMAN B. “ROD” MILLER, SR. MD.

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RODMAN B. ROD MILLER, SR. MD. “Rodman B. “Rod” Miller, Sr. M.D. (corrected) Long time North Shore resident died in Hilo at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans’ Home. He was born in 1924 in Orangeburg, South Carolina and was 88 years old. A WWII vet and retired family physician, he practiced medicine on the North Shore for nearly 40 years and founded Haleiwa Family Medical Center. He is survived by daughters Antya Miller (Boyd Ready) and Lisa Simmerman (Ralph); brother Dr. Julian Creighton Miller, Jr. (Jeannie); five grand- children, and four great-grand- children and brother-in-law Joseph Coyle (Pat). He was preceded in death by wife Anna and sons Scott and Rod Miller, Jr. Memorial service is Thursday, November 14th, 5pm visitation, 6pm service at Waialua United Church of Christ. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Haleiwa Main Street dba North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Wahiawa General Hospital, Waialua United Church of Christ or nonprofit of your choice.

Toshio Murata

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Oct. 29, 2013
Toshio Murata, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Navy electrical engineer at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons David and Paul, daughter Ann, brother Tadao and sister Hisako Tatsumoto. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Sunao Nakama

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Nov. 3, 2013
Sunao Nakama, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Puunene, Maui, a retired city land acquisition agent and an Army and Coast Guard veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Jane E., sons Paul P. and Wesley K., brother Masato, sisters Emiko and Lillian, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services to be held at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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William Takio Okubo

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Oct. 10, 2013
William Takio Okubo, 99, of Aiea, former owner of Kapiolani Repair Shop, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Wayne and William “Billy”; daughters Judy Onishi, Katherine Ng and Phyllis Oyama; sister Sueko Tanahara; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Charlotte Hanako Onna

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Oct. 22, 2013
Charlotte Hanako Onna, 60, of Honolulu, a medical assistant, died in Hawaii. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Milton, sons Preston and Jason Medeiros, and sister Christine Ikehara. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery & Crematory. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples.

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John Valdez Padilla

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Sept. 22, 2013
John Valdez Padilla, 47, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a state Highways Division employee and journeyman carpenter, died in Houston. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Jodie; sons Keoni and Joshua; daughter Sophie Lara; brothers Dominador, Ruben, Juan and Romeo; sisters Rudilia Agpoon, Elvira Uy, Josefina Padilla and Arcadia Kuahuia; and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hiroko Segawa

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Oct. 29, 2013
Hiroko Segawa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired head cashier at Pick ‘N Pay and Green Sand Market, died in St. Francis Hospice Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Howard and Jeffery, sister Peggy Shintaku, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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George Sugai

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Nov. 7, 2013
George Sugai, 85, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Postal Service postal carrier and clerk at the Aiea Post Office and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Beatrice Y., son Grant, daughter Carole Sugai-Fujinaka, brother James, sister Jane Fujikawa and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God-Red Hill, 3400 Moanalua Road. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

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David C. Swords

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Oct. 5, 2013
David C. Swords, 64, of Mililani, a self-employed manufacturing representative, died in Mililani. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Denee, son Michael D., mother Irma, brothers John and Mark, and sisters Cheryl Brown, Laura Swords, Suzanne Friders and Jennifer Henderschott. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at www.aspca.org.

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Tomie Takamoto

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Oct. 19, 2013
Tomie Takamoto, 89, of Honolulu died in Pearl City. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by brother Hiroshi Tamura and sister Nancy Kunimitsu. Private services.

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Keiichiro Takano

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Oct. 30, 2013
Keiichiro “K” Takano, 96, Honolulu, a retired Lewers & Cooke sales representative and former sales representative at Amfac, Construction Materials Hawaii and Sanyo Hawaii, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alan K. and daughter Jean M. Nakasato. Visitation:9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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EDITH YONEKO TORIKAWA

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EDITH YONEKO TORIKAWA Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away on October 25, 2013, in Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her husband, Yasuto Torikawa, she is survived by her son, Clayton; daughter, Shirley (Elroy) Hamada; grand- children, Jolene and Brandon Hamada. Private services held.

Kenneth Tsutoshi Umetsu

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Oct. 25, 2013
Kenneth Tsutoshi Umetsu, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Motor Supply Ltd. auto mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Keahua, Maui. He is survived by wife Masae O., son Douglas A., daughter Susan E., brother Yoshio and sisters Betty Fujita and Janet Higa. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Amy Uyeno

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Oct. 7, 2013
Amy Uyeno, 74, of Aiea, a retired travel agent, died in Aiea. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Laine, brothers Norris and Wayne Yamashita, and sister Claire Yamashita. Private services.

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