Archive for December 20th, 2013

Noel Arcadio Andaya

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Dec. 3, 2013
Noel Arcadio Andaya, 49, of Lihue, a bus driver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Brysen K., daughter Tehane N. Curammeng-Andaya, parents Ernest and Mining, brothers Rafael and Dennis, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Koloa Missionary Church. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Yvonne Marie Aranda

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Dec. 7, 2013
Yvonne Marie Aranda, 74, of Waipahu, a Bank of Hawaii retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rosalino “Buffo,” brother Cecil Santos Jr. and sister Leilani E. Teruya. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Constantina Butac Balanay

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Nov. 30, 2013
Constantina Butac “Ostang” Balanay, 89, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Andres, Rudy, Jaime, Rey and Jeoffrey; daughters Leonida Balanay, Adelia Butac, Lucena Raquel, Belen Udani, Aling Compton and Nerlita Bachman; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 28 at Valley of the Temples chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mary Armina Wahineomao Clemente

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Nov. 26, 2013
Mary Armina Wahineomao Clemente, 81, of Wahiawa died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Koolaupoko. She is survived by sons Douglas Lee, Patrick and John H. Clemente, and Buddy and John Kalahiki; daughters Stephanie E. and Lynette U. Clemente, Leslie I. Cunning, Darlene N. Kalahiki, Christine G.L. Leialoha, Pamela M. Mendoza and Marie A. Tubbs; sisters Nellie Kamaile and Harriet Mahoe; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome.

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Margaret Kuhea Contento

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Dec. 3, 2013
Margaret Kuhea Contento, 83, of Kailua-Kona, a retired booking agent and owner of Contento Travel in Menlo Park, Calif., a hula dancer for Kumu Keala Ching and a Hawaiian Pine Cannery guide, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Antonio Jr.; son Bradley; sisters Agnes Lee, Virginia Thames and Lei Akina; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 27 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua-Kona. Graveside services and burial: 9 a.m. Casual attire.

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Ryan Kaiponahea Dole

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Dec. 6, 2013
Ryan Kaiponahea “Kaipo” Dole, 55, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Debbie Passos; brothers Maynard, “Chubbs” Jr., Michael and Matthew Kwock; and sister Holly Ann Kwock-Kaleohano. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Mary Kazuko Hayashi

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Dec. 8, 2013
Mary Kazuko Hayashi, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randall N.,David I. and Alden M.; brothers Mitsuo and Yukio Yamane, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Herbert E. Markle Jr.

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Dec. 12, 2013
Herbert E. “Buddy” Markle Jr., 81, of Waipahu, a retiree of the Army National Guard and the state Harbor Police, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Charles B., James E.P., Timothy W., David G., Antonio D. and Issac M.; daughters Mariquita L. Arambula, Dolores R. Musquez and Melissa A. Lanier; brother Glenn W.; sisters Audrey H. Shimabukuro and Iris B. Poepoe; 23 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Michie E. Kiyonaga

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Nov. 12, 2013
Michie E. Kiyonaga, 85, of Aiea died in Las Vegas. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Tsueno, son Kevin, daughter Joy Takenouchi, sisters Evelyn Wakata and Akiko Enomoto, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Kwan Fong Lee

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Nov. 22, 2013
Kwan Fong Lee, 96, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Melvin, brother Mew Lun Lum, sister Goon Yee Lum, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Faye Allison Massey

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Dec. 12, 2013
Faye Allison Massey, 75, of Kahului, a paralegal, an escrow officer and an artist, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Virginia. She is survived by sonWade Harada; daughters Susan Z. Schweiner, Tara Z. Denham and Stefany H. Veiga; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Contact Stefany at 443-540-8499 for service and donation information. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Mary Jo Murray

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Dec. 16, 2013
Mary Jo Murray, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Mid-Pacific Institute teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by daughter Lisa Murray-Smith and two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at Central Union Church. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Daniel Koyei Oshiro

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Dec. 9, 2013
Daniel Koyei “Danny” Oshiro, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Corp. crane operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son Glenn K., daughters Marilyn M. Sue and Naomi Oshiro, sister Grace M. Ueunten, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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William R. Perreira

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Dec. 7, 2013
William R. Perreira, also known as “Bill” and “Richael,” 77, of Honolulu, owner of W & H Masonry Inc. and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Taeko, son James W., daughter Jill L. Santos and three grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information published in an obituary Thursday.

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Charlene M. Santiago

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Nov. 19, 2013
Charlene M. Santiago, 70, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Rodney A., son Nio “Teto” Lealao, daughters Carole A. and Mary A., brothers Ronald F. Davin and James Alcover, sister Marilyn Langsi and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11 a.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ry-Lee Sele-Pang

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Nov. 27, 2013
Ry-Lee Sele-Pang, 1, of Hilo died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Tyaony Luis-Kahalioumi and Lolilo Sele-Pang; sister Ty-Lee Cadaoas; and grandparents Kristen and Tara Kahalioumi, and Luella Pang. Services: noon Sunday at Wailoa State Park, Pavilion 3.

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Harry Makalena Sr.

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Dec. 14, 2013
Harry “G Boy” Makalena Sr., 84, of Waimanalo, a retired Lewers & Cooke heavy equipment operator, a Marine Corps veteran who served in the KoreanWar and a Purple Heart recipient, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cyrilla K., son Harry N. Jr., daughters Holly K. Makalena and Renee W. Koa, brother Gary “Gabby,” nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 27 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: noon. Graveside services: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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David Shigeo Sugimoto

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Nov. 24, 2013
David Shigeo Sugimoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired air traffic control specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 522nd Field Artillery, during World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Beatrice K. Tarumoto Sugimoto, daughter Susan D. Yoza, sisters Nora M. Ideta and Helen Y. Tomita, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Edward Hideshi Tokunaga

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Dec. 7, 2013
Edward Hideshi Tokunaga, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply chemist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mae, son Scott and sisters Haruye Fujii, Hanaye Tokunaga and Kazuye Kawachi. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Samuel Torres

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Dec. 11, 2013
Samuel Torres, 64, of Honolulu, a bartender and server at Oahu Country Club, died at home. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Drs. Ignacio and Mariano; and sisters Natividad Lagaso, Pacita Delos Reyes, Cila Harp and Ignacia Craddock. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at Borthwick Mortuary. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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VIRGINIA LEE WARACKA

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12-20 583887 Virginia WarackaVIRGINIA LEE WARACKA Celebrating the Life of Virginia Lee Waracka, age 80, of Kailua, Hawaii. Passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013. Virginia was born on November 7, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA to Gilbert Freeman Benson and Edith Adeline Nystrom. She attended San Fernando High School. She lived in San Fernando, CA and Kailua, Hawaii. She married Thomas E. Waracka on April 14, 1951. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church- Kailua, Miniatures Club of Hawaii, Corvette Club, Kailua Chamber of Commerce, Daughters of the Nile Egyptian No. 33, Honorary Mayor of Kailua, Soroptimist International of Honolulu, Red Hatters, and The Scandinavian Club of Hawaii. She was owner of Kailua Electric Service. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Terri (Francis) Waracka-Dyer; sons, Scott (Kathy) and Doug (Laurie) Waracka; grandchildren, Jessica ( Frank) Moyer, Scott-Michael (Heidi) Waracka, Esmay Callender, Brittany (Nainoa) Hopkins, Amber Waracka, Logan Waracka and Jordyn Waracka; great-grandchildren Bradley Moyer, Garrett and Parker Waracka, and Kana’i Hopkins; no flowers; donations can be made to Aloha Shriners by check to Patient Transportation Fund 1611 Kewalo St. Suite 201, Honolulu, HI 96822. Her services will be held 11:00a.m., Friday December 27, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church-Kailua; inurnment 1:00p.m.at Shriners Beach Home.

Joseph Pa Kahikina

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Dec. 6, 2013
Joseph Pa “Joe” Kahikina, 73, of Newport News, Va., a retired civil service engineer and a retired Army first sergeant, died in Newport News. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Joey K. and Kevin J., daughter Stacey K., brothers Milton and Wendell “Moi” Kanehe, sister Jeanette Allianic and a grandchild. Committal services: 2 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hisao Yabusaki

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Dec. 13, 2013
Hisao Yabusaki, 95, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen T., sons Donn and Steven, daughter Lynne Ebisui, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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RICHARD KATSUTO YOKOYAMA

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www.garyhofheimerphotography.comRICHARD KATSUTO YOKOYAMA 88, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 30, 1925. Richard attended Maryknoll High School and went on to study at the University of Hawaii graduating in 1950. In 1954 he achieved a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Kansas City. He was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society. In Kansas City, he met his future wife, Elsie Lorene Braun, of Clay Center, Kansas. In 1955, he married Elsie while stationed at Kisarazu Air Force Base, Japan. In 1956, Richard and Elsie returned to Hawaii and settled in Kaneohe where they worked together to build Richard’s dental practice while also raising their family. They remained in Kaneohe for their married lives, retiring in 2000 after a long and successful dental career. He was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Kaneohe in addition to his membership in the Hawaii Dental Association. Richard and Elsie have been members of Parker United Methodist Church since they moved to Kaneohe. He is survived by his wife, Elsie; his children and their spouses Michael Yokoyama and Jaye Venuti, Lorene Yokoyama Becker and Larry Becker, Amy and Harold McDermott, and Ross and Susan Yokoyama; his brother David Yokoyama and wife Carolyn; and his grandchildren Dylan and Blaise Yokoyama, Christopher and Malia Becker, Kelly and Mark McDermott, and Joseph and Matthew Kawamoto Yokoyama, along with an extended family of many nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at Parker United Methodist Church, Kaneohe on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM, with a service at 10:30 AM.

Noel Yukawa

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Nov. 17, 2013
Noel Yukawa, 54, of Honolulu, a painting contractor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Tyson Faria, Jason Dias and Christopher Yukawa; mother Kazuko; brothers Dennis and Leighton; sisters Mei Ling Agno and Lynette Kline-Yukawa; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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