Archive for December 25th, 2013

Sharon C. Medeiros Colburn

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Dec. 13, 2013
Sharon C. Medeiros Colburn, 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, owner of Krane Inspection & Safety Services Inc., died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ron and Sean Phelan, daughter Lyssa P. Warren, mother Aiko “Grace” Medeiros, brothers Virgil and Ken Medeiros, sister Audrey Balucan and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Harvey Jonathan Kamanu

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Dec. 6, 2013
Harvey Jonathan Kamanu, 63, of Waimanalo, a retired Olomana Golf Course groundskeeper, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Jane L. Kamanu, Lurline A. Badeaux and Patricia P. Kaleohano. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alexander Nainoa Kaopuiki

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Dec. 19, 2013
Alexander Nainoa Kaopuiki, 83, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Transportation and Terminal Co. truck checker, Hawaii National Guard veteran and rodeo bull rider, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kona. He is survived by son Joseph “Joe.” Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Alpha & Omega Church, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

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Ruth Marie Kinimaka

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Dec. 6, 2013
Ruth Marie “Lei” Kinimaka, 79, of Honolulu, a retiree from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mark C. and Shawn L.; brothers Edward, Billy, Archie and Danny Blake; sisters Esther Ching, Pauline Castillo and Josephine Lauas; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

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Wallace Klein

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Oct. 24, 2013
Wallace Klein, 71, of Waimanalo, an attorney, writer, book editor and Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Marvalee H.; sons Dr. Harlan P. and Kealiiaumoku W.; daughters Leslie H. Mueller, Piilani N. Zych and Pomaikai L. and Emmalani K. Klein; brother Andy; sister Leana McClellan; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at the family home, 41-1481 Poalima Place, Apt. A, Waimanalo. Services: 7 p.m. Parking available at Waimanalo Seventh-day Adventist Church and on the street. Casual attire.

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Robert Hideo Kobayashi

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Dec. 13, 2013
Robert Hideo Kobayashi, 92, of Honolulu, a retired wharf clerk, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kimiko; sons Dr. Lloyd, Glen and Dean; brothers George, Walter and Paul; sister Lillian Hamaishi; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Paul Lechner

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Dec. 20, 2013
Paul Lechner, 77, of Honolulu, a project engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Austria. He is survived by companion Eric A.L. Tan. No services.

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Adam Lloyd Ludwig

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Dec. 14, 2013
Adam Lloyd Ludwig, 28, of Kailua-Kona, a deckhand on the Ho‘okele fishing boat, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Olympia, Wash. He is survived by mother Susan Steinman, sister Audra and a nephew. Services held.

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Arthur V. Medeiros

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Dec. 19, 2013
Arthur V. “Tuffy” Medeiros, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, Marine Corps veteran and Chaminade University employee, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June, daughter Melelani Moen and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Club, Waikiki.

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Dee Carson Moser

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Dec. 16, 2013
Dee Carson Moser, 62, of Hoapuloa, Hawaii, owner of Dee Moser Pool and Spa and former King Kamehameha Hotel cook, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Clayton, Iowa. He is survived by sons Todd Moser, Scott West and Calvert and Brock Madriaga; daughter Kathy Baxter; brothers Steve and Lynn; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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SHOHEI “STANLEY” ODA

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SHOHEI STANLEY ODA Age 85, of Ewa Beach, passed away November 24, 2013 at Liliha Nursing Home. Born July 27, 1928 in Waipahu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons, Wesley T. (Carrie Jeanne) Oda, Stacey T. Oda; 1 grandson. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday 12/30 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial. Service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Christopher Francis Ramos

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Dec. 16, 2013
Christopher Francis Ramos, 58, of Makawao, Maui, a painter and an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kealoha Kaanana-Ramos; son Tony Lehman; daughters Tasha, Michelle and Chelsea Ramos, and Jasmine Galarita; mother Clarissa; brother Larry; sisters Lenora Butac, Jonette Pu and Eloise Guerrero; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Paia Hawaiian Protestant Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Avis Mae Rodrigues

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Nov. 12, 2013
Avis Mae Rodrigues, 59, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Randolph, sons John and Steven, daughter Misty, mother Yukie Okino, brother Bryan Okino, sisters Danette Okino and Cindy Hemmer, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Dorothy Atsuko Sakamoto

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Dec. 11, 2013
Dorothy Atsuko Sakamoto, 96, of Honolulu, a Kuakini Hospital retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Gail S. Matsumura and Jeanne S. Sakamoto, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Mamerto Cuaresma Semana

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Dec. 5, 2013
Mamerto Cuaresma “Eddie” Semana, 83, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by companion Lolita Retutal; sons Romeo and Artemio Semana, and Edwin and James Retutal; daughters Nena Semana, Carmela Semana-Fidow, Shirley McMahon and Magdalena Abordo; brothers Gaodencio Tabladilio, and Ulpiano, Enrique and Claudio Semana; sister Ermelita; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Tamotsu Shigemoto

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Dec. 14, 2013
Tamotsu Shigemoto, 101, of Lihue, a Kauai County carpenter foreman, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Tom, Roy and Edwin; daughter Cheryl Hirata; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Aurora Villanueva Sison

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Dec. 13, 2013
Aurora Villanueva Sison, 74, of Kaneohe, a physician, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Sorsogon, Bicol, Philippines. She is survived by son Alfred, daughter Aimee S. Chang, brother Rudy Villanueva, sister Thelma Cruz and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney, Kailua. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gloria Wright Smith

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Dec. 22, 2013
Gloria “Jeannie” Wright Smith, 64, of Folsom, Calif., a retired accountant, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Howard, son Christopher, daughter Amber Bostwick, mother Marcia Turner, brothers John O. Jr. and Gregory K. Wright, sister Zelma Yadao and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Herbert Levi Keamoai Sr.

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Dec. 10, 2013
Herbert Levi Keamoai Sr., 78, of Makaweli, Kauai, a Gay & Robinson welder, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Puuwai, Niihau. He is survived by sons Herbert Jr. and Kelvin, daughters Lois Keamoai and Lisa DeSilva, brother Andrew, sisters Elaine Gampong and Josephine Blair, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Matsuko Teragawa

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Nov. 30, 2013
Matsuko “Mats” Teragawa, 90, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired private housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Thomas, daughter Iris Kansaku, brother Yoshito Kidani, sister Janice Koga and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenneth K. Tome

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Dec. 1, 2013
Kenneth K. Tome, 72, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Joyce, son Ronald, daughter Noreen Miyasato, brother Gary, sister Linda Nakata and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Merilyn A. Viela

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Dec. 18, 2013
Merilyn A. Viela, 95, of Kahului, a retired general manager of four retail stores at Whaler’s Village and Lahaina Town, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She is survived by son James T. and daughters Diane Wong, Carol DeCoite and Cynthia Mayer. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nakamura’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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