Archive for December 24th, 2013

Kelly-Ann Laulani Valentine Costales

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Dec. 11, 2013
Kelly-Ann Laulani Valentine Costales, 42, of Kapolei, a hairstylist for MasterCuts Pearlridge, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Adam, daughters Kelsie-Ann and Alexis Valentine, and parents Charles and Audrey Swift. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Pearl City Community Church. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Caroline Linda Dunn

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Dec. 12, 2013
Caroline Linda Dunn, 75, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Aaron E.; daughter Cynthia Dunn-Green; brothers David, Robert and Richard Jones; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 17.

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MILAGROS GALDIANO EMBRY

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12-24 MILGAROS GALDIANO EMBRYMILAGROS GALDIANO EMBRY Age 49, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 14, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born July 18, 1964 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A Aiea High School class of 1983 graduate. She is survived by husband, AD1 Sherwin Valle Embry (U.S. Navy retired); son, Sherwin Benjamin Embry; daughter, Sheila Jane Embry; father, Melchor T. Galdiano; mother, Dionicia A. Galdiano; brothers, Roger (Marivic) Galdiano, Jeremias (Sherliza) Galdiano; sister, Noralyn Galdiano. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Dec. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 31) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Chrysologus Flores

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Dec. 15, 2013
Chrysologus “Chrys” Flores, 72, of Waianae, a retiree of Kaiser Cement and HPOWER, and a veteran of the Navy and Air Force Reserve, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gloria, son Robert, daughters Christine F. Auwae and Jennifer F. Maynard, brother George Sr., sisters Sophie Flores and Victoria F. Carroll, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Waianae. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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DAVID S. FUNADA

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DAVID S. FUNADA David S. Funada lost his battle with cancer on December 5, 2013. David was born on October 3, 1934 in Lanai, HI. He is survived by Elena, his loving wife of 44 years and his sisters, Aiko Nakasone, Jane DeCoite, and Irene Say. He is preceded in death by his parents, Shigeru and Wakayo, and his brother, Frank. Services will be held at St. John Fischer Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on January 11, 2014. No flowers.

Jamie Toshio Furuichi

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Nov. 22, 2013
Jamie Toshio Furuichi, 58, of Pearl City, a Frito-Lay salesman, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by son Jason, daughter Jennifer Renasia, mother Jean, brother Jarrett, sister Robyn Yoshida and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Warwick K. Gregson

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WARWICK K. GREGSON Warwick K. Gregson, formerly of Honolulu, passed away in Ocean City, California on November 22, 2013 after a lengthy illness. A satellite engineer, he retired in 1992 from Ford Aerospace, Kaena Point. Greg, as he was known, was born on March 1, 1933 in Liverpool, England to parents Alexander Vint Gregson and Phyllis Ramsden Gregson both of whom are deceased. He and his family sailed to America on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary from England to New York in 1947. From New York, they continued to California so Greg could fulfill his film contract. He starred in two films – “Hills of Home” with Lassie and “The Enchanted” with Gigi Perreau. He later traded his film contract for boy scout camp. After graduating from high school, Greg enlisted in the United States Air Force. Following his four years of military service, he enrolled in and graduated from Cal Poly with a BS in electronics. Greg is survived by two daughters, Hollister Kehaulani Iwashita of Kaneohe, Hawaii and Courtney Kealanani (Paul) Goggin of New South Wales, Australia; four grandchildren who are Jordan (Tiana Yamashita) Iwashita, Taylor Linekona-Gregson, Kela St. John Gregson, and Makana Goggin; one great grandson, Mason Yamashita Iwashita. Services were private.

Mack Nobuyuki Hamabata

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Dec. 13, 2013
Mack Nobuyuki Hamabata, 80, of Honolulu, a structural engineer for the federal government and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Priscilla, son Michael, daughters Bernie and Pamela, brother Glenn, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Hisako Hamakawa

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Dec. 13, 2013
Hisako Hamakawa, 98, of Hilo, a retired office clerk for 7Up Bottling Co., died in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Roy H., daughter Carol S. Minami, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Beauclerc Gregory Hunt

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Dec. 13, 2013
Beauclerc Gregory Hunt, 103, of Honolulu, a retired generator watch engineer for Hawaiian Electric Co., died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in British Guiana. He is survived by daughters Jeannette Smiddy and Marietta Bennett, sisters Mary Gillis and Joan Tate, five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private celebration of life.

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Kaito Inakoshi

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Dec. 18, 2013
Kaito Inakoshi, 21, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Kazuhito and Kazumi, brother Skye and grandparents Hiromi and Kaoru. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yuri Ishibashi

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Dec. 7, 2013
Yuri Ishibashi, 98, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Human Services accountant, died in Manoa Senior Care Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Florence I. Kimura. Private services.

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Rosemary Leilani Kaleiopu

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Aug. 22, 2013
Rosemary Leilani Kaleiopu, 64, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Solomon A. Jr.; sons Manuel, Solomon A. III and Sean Kaleiopu, Loeka Longakit and James Sewell; daughters Kianna and Leinani Kaleiopu, Tiara Longakit, Mary Igafo and Shirley Santiago; brothers Joseph Buck, Conrad DeQuilla, William Jameson and Edward Clark; sisters Lolani Kekipi, Marian Cambra and Marlene Armijos; and 22 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at Kaupuni Park, Waianae Valley. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ray H. Kobayashi

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Dec. 6, 2013
Ray H. Kobayashi, 69, of Honolulu, a former stockbroker and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born on Maui. He is survived by son Christopher K. and sisters Gladys Nitta and Carol Lee. Private services.

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Vivian Botelho Larrere

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Dec. 20, 2013
Vivian Botelho Larrere, 95, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Francesca Denton and Michele Larrere, sister Ernestine Waidzunas and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Irene Hee Leong

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Dec. 11, 2013
Irene Hee Leong, 100, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Denis, Alexander and Chris; daughter Cornelia Sandborn; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Murray S. McLean

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Dec. 19, 2013
Murray S. McLean, 73, of Hilo, a United Airlines retiree and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. He is survived by wife Jan; son Mark; daughter Marla Sabadell; sisters Kathy Frank, Susie Riecke and Julie Armstrong; and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Protestant Church, Hilo. Inurnment at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Steve Pedro Miguel

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Dec. 9, 2013
Steve Pedro Miguel, 90, of Ewa Beach, a security guard, died at home. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Arcadia, sons Stephen and Immanuel, daughter Chora Ma Cherry, a brother, two sisters and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Florence Macaulay Mitchell

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Dec. 16, 2013
Florence Macaulay “Betsy-Sandy” Mitchell, 89, of Volcano, Hawaii, retired director of donor recruitment and community relations for the Blood Bank of Hawaii and co-founder and past president of the Cooper Center Council, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. She was born at Schofield Barracks. She is survived by husband Robert “Mitch” Jr., son Jim, daughter Mary Lou M. Davis, sister Margaret M. “Peggy” Woods and three grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Cooper Center Council.

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Lily Yuriko Nakagawa

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Nov. 7, 2013
Lily Yuriko Nakagawa, 95, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Ann Pearl Care Home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Takeo “Take,” sons Marvin Y. and Ronald T., brother Ernest Kawamoto, sisters Helen Nekoba and Amy Imai, and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Barbara Sadako Nakano

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Dec. 15, 2013
Barbara Sadako Nakano, 74, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Francis, sons Francis Jr. and Michael, and sister Beverley Vieu. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Dorothy Yoshiye Oishi

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Nov. 27, 2013
Dorothy Yoshiye Oishi, 88, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by a son and a daughter. Private services.

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Gladys Hanako Sakai

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Nov. 25, 2013
Gladys Hanako Sakai, 89, of Hilo, an employee of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. in the quality control department, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Sharon Muraki and Audrey Sakai-Smith, sister Sueno Saruwatari, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Abraham Yan Tong Siu

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Dec. 16, 2013
Abraham Yan Tong Siu, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state attorney and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Holly and sister Theresa Chun. Private services.

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Herman R. Smith

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Nov. 27, 2013
Herman R. “Smitty” Smith, 75, of Mililani, a driver and supervisor for Oahu Transit Services and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by wife Alma Brinston-Smith, son Richie and brother Bradley Jones. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Lei welcome.

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Ethel Mitsuko Sumida

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Nov. 30, 2013
Ethel Mitsuko Sumida, 98, of Pearl City died at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Donn, daughters Lois Choi and Patti Hisaka, brother Rikio Tsuda, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Avelina Suguitan Vea

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Nov. 27, 2013
Avelina Suguitan Vea, 86, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose R., son Joselito, sister Clemencia Magarin and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Program: 10 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Corazon Flores Villasista

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Nov. 26, 2013
Corazon Flores Villasista, 68, of Kaneohe, a maintenance secretary at Castle Medical Center, died in Kailua. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Florencio B.; brothers Abdon Jr. and Abner Martin, and Emilio and Felix Linan; and sisters Thelma Martin, Nancy Guerpo, Corazon Banaga and Fidela Cabalang. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Arlen J. Walsten

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Nov. 26, 2013
Arlen J. Walsten, 79, of Aiea, vice president of sales and marketing for POP Fishing and Marine, and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Frederic, Wis. He is survived by wife Irene, son Steven, daughter Cheryl Trott and sister Nadine. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Harbor View Center, second floor, 1129 N. Nimitz Highway.

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Richard Sing Wong

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Nov. 30, 2013
Richard Sing Wong, 90, of Kaneohe, an auto mechanic, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Koolaupoko. He is survived by wife Jean, daughters Naomi Yamada and Cecily Ornelles, a brother, three sisters and two grandchildren. Private services.

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