Archive for December 12th, 2013

Estefanio Acosta Acosta

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Nov. 19, 2013
Estefanio Acosta “Iniong” Acosta, 86, of Ewa Beach, a Safeguard Security Services retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Milagros F.; daughters Nona Galla, Sylvia Acosta, Grace Giron and Syna Matsudo; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yukiko Asato

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Dec. 5, 2013
Yukiko Asato, 76, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hiro’s Place employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by sons Darrell and Chad, daughter Maxine Yamamoto, brothers Rinsei and Masaharu Kuniyoshi, sister Etsuko Yamauchi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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MILLARD JOSEPH BECK

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MILLARD JOSEPH BECK Dec 3rd 2013 Beloved father and husband Millard Joseph Beck, 74 of Mililani died in Bremerton Washington. He was born in Honolulu and a graduate of Rosevelt High School, worked for many years at Ameron HC&D in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife Shirley Beck, his daughters Andrea, Shannon and Amber, his son-in-law David Tracewell and his grandchildren Sydney, Jade and Lucas Tracewell. Condolences for the family can be sent to www.lewischapel.com in his name.

LORRAINE GOMES BISHO

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LORRAINE GOMES BISHO Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2013 at her Pauoa Valley home. She was born on August 8, 1927 in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and Randy; grandsons Brian, Aran (Chantelle) and Evan; great grandson Jace; brother Vernon “Boyce” Gomes; sister Theresa “Nanny” De Luze; and her many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Young Ladies Institute and Blessed Sacrament Church. Visitation: 9:00 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel on Tuesday December 17th. Service: 10:00; Burial: 11:30 at Oahu Cemetery.

Janet Soares Medeiros Borling

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Dec. 8, 2013
Janet Soares Medeiros Borling, 81, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Manuel Jr., Ralph and Leroy; daughters Theresa and Helen Caravalho, Deborah Salas and Maryann Estrella; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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John Victorino Oluhaakekukulanaohalemano Britos

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Dec. 4, 2013
John Victorino Oluhaakekukulanaohalemano Britos, 71, of Honolulu, a volunteer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a photographer and poet, and an Air Force veteran, died in Moanalua. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by brothers Paul, Edwin and Earl Britos, and Loma Palea; and sister Virginia Tuckey. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Paul Marvin Brostrom

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Oct. 24, 2013
Paul Marvin Brostrom, 90, of Tacoma, Wash., a principal and education administrator for Vista Unified School District in California, and an Army veteran who served in World War II and the KoreanWar, died in Tacoma. He was born in Bismarck, N.D. He was the grandfather of Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24, a 2002 Damien Memorial School graduate who was killed in a 2008 firefight in Afghanistan. He is survived by wife Geraldine, son David P., daughter Kathleen, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the 1LT Jonathan Brostrom Memorial Fund, in care of Damien.

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James Kam Sing Chan

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Nov. 24, 2013
James Kam Sing Chan, 67, of Honolulu, a self-employed certified public accountant, died in Honolulu. He was born inCanton, China. He is survived by wife Yumei Hou; son Jonathan; daughter Cinsy Chan Dinges; stepdaughter Di; brothers Hung Yat, Charles and Aaron; sister Winnie Yap; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Joyce Ching

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Nov. 9, 2013
Joyce Ching, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Reagan; daughters Stephanie Norr, Debbie Suzuki and Cathy Shintaku; sisters Sally Won, Irene Coronel and Jeanette Wong; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Theone Keam Yung Chock

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Dec. 1, 2013
Theone Keam Yung Chock, 61, of Honolulu, a physical education teacher for Kamehameha Schools, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband John Sabel III; sons John “Jake” IV and Luke Tan Sabel; mother Laura; and brothers Terrill, Lorrin and Kyle. Visitation: 4 p.m. today atBishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Hilda Wong Chock

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HILDA WONG CHOCK Age 82, of Vallejo, California, passed away November 18, 2013 in San Jose, California. Hilda was born on March 27, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. She retired from teaching in Vallejo after 25 years. She is survived by husband Raymond N. Chock Jr., children Ranette C. Fletcher and Raymond O. Chock, III (Lisa) and 4 grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. and funeral at 11 a.m. Monday (December 23) at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial at 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers. Please consider a donation in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Miyoko Duesing

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Nov. 29, 2013
Miyoko Duesing, 83, of Aiea, died in Honolulu. She was born in Okiha-gun, Fukuoka-ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Harlen H., brothers Hiroshi and Taketo Shiraishi, and sisters Sumako Nonaka and Shizuko Ishimatsu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Joaquin Herbert Dutro

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Nov. 28, 2013
Joaquin Herbert Dutro, 91, of Loma Linda, Calif., a machinist for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38 and an Army veteran, died in Loma Linda. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kula, daughters Stella Fernandez and Mamo Wong, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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JOSEFA “SEPA” ALFEREZ HERNANDEZ

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JOSEFA SEPA ALFEREZ HERNANDEZ Age 92, of Waianae, HI, passed away November 16, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born August 31, 1921 in Hilo, HI. She is survived by sons, Gill (Vicky) Hernandez, Ferdinand (Leona) Hernandez, Thomas Hernandez; daughters, Esther Hernandez, Bernadette (Russell) Tang, Judith Hernandez; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (December 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Toshiko Iida

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Nov. 28, 2013
Toshiko Iida, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel housekeeper, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband Stanley H., son Wayne Y., daughter Joann M. Barboza, brothers Fusao and Kazuo Kaneshiro, sisters Yoshie Higa and Michiko Matsumoto, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Morris Masayoshi Ishihara

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Nov. 12, 2013
Morris Masayoshi Ishihara, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired accountant and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by brothers George and Ted, and sister Satsuko Kamiya. Private services.

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Sadao Joyo

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Dec. 1, 2013
Sadao Joyo, 95, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. carpenter, died at home. He was born in Kihei, Maui. He is survived by son Dennis; daughter Wendy Isbell; brother Isao; sisters Ayako Muranaka, Alice Morris and Shirley Yoshinaga; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Thomas Augustus Culbertson Jr.

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Dec. 5, 2013
Thomas Augustus Culbertson Jr., 74, of Lihue, a retired attorney, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in North Carolina. He is survived by wife Collis and son Thomas A. III. No services. No monetary offerings.

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Peter Meria Jr.

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Dec. 2, 2013
Peter Meria Jr., 64, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Sean, mother Soledad G. and sister Patricia Linda Meria Smith. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Elks Honolulu Lodge, Waikiki. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Mikiko Kajiwara

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Nov. 28, 2013
Mikiko Kajiwara, 98, of Honolulu, formerly of Hiroshima, Japan, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Arthur K., daughter Shirley M. Higa, brother Hatsutaro Taguchi, two sisters, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Jane Kaomealani Nahiwa Kakelaka

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Nov. 26, 2013
Jane Kaomealani Nahiwa Kakelaka, 89, of Kaneohe, a ground hostess, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Samuel V.K. Sr.; son Samuel V.K. Jr.; daughter Diane K. Lum; sisters Emmaline Foster, Blossom Kelii and Lydia Haena; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Khi Kenh Kan

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Dec. 1, 2013
Khi Kenh Kan, 49, of Honolulu, owner of MD Fashion, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Mi Chi Chenh; daughter Mandy; parents Xiu Kan and Mui Loc Hy; brothers Tony, Nam Kenh, Jeffrey, Man and Kenny; and sisters Kiu, Elisa and Theresa. Visitation and Taoist services: noon Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Bessie Naleinani Kanahele

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Dec. 7, 2013
Bessie Naleinani Kanahele, 80, of Kekaha, Kauai, a lead singer for Niihau Church, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Niihau. She is survived by sons Uilama H.I.I., Apolani and Brian K. Kanahele, and Kenneth K. Jr. and Barney Shintani; daughters Dolores Niau, Dale E. Kanahele, Judie Shintani and Laurie Pahulehua; sister Kamala Garcia; 22 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Fumie Kaneshige

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Nov. 29, 2013
Fumie Kaneshige, 81, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in Ogawa, Japan. She is survived by daughter Iris, brother Yoshihiro Uyehara and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Dennis M.K. Kim

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Nov. 23, 2013
Dennis M.K. Kim, 66, of Aiea, a retired machinist tool maker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynette M., son Terrence S., daughter Nicole M.N. Biolos, brothers Alfred Jr. and Ronald, sister Laureen Michels and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Isamu Kobashigawa

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Nov. 21, 2013
Isamu Kobashigawa, 86, of Pearl City, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lorraine Asano and Doreen Higuchi, sister Sally Nakata and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Susan Lee

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Dec. 4, 2013
Susan Lee, 96, of Honolulu, a cook, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by daughter Hye Sook, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Tuto’atasi Ausitini Ma’ilealo

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Nov. 24, 2013
Tuto’atasi Ausitini Ma’ilealo, 54, of Honolulu, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tovaega; son Tufa A. and Herman T.; daughters Taulafo R.M. Stanley, and Easter, Gataiala, Mile R. and Susanaseradhna B. Ma’ilealo; sisters Sioliula Sivao and Mapu, Ala and Rita S. Tufono; and a grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Alan Yoshito Matsuoka

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Nov. 19, 2013
Alan Yoshito Matsuoka, 63, of Waipahu, a Hawaii Air National Guard retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mina, son Alan Jr., daughters Jodi Matsuoka and Elsie Watanabe, brother Clyde and sister Gail. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Jitsuyoshi Nakandakare

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Nov. 27, 2013
Jitsuyoshi Nakandakare, also known as “Jits” and “Naka,” 91, of Honolulu, retired owner of Naka’s Meat Market and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company L, during World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waiahole. He is survived by daughters Bella Yamashita, Fay Jitchaku, Sandra Nakandakare and Kathy McKenna; sons Jay and Bert; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: noon. Aloha attire.

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