Archive for December 28th, 2013

ELDON NOBU AKAMINE

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ELDON NOBU ELEKONA AKAMINE Age 64, of Honolulu, passed away Dec. 22, 2013 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born in Honolulu. Retired Teacher at Palolo & Fern Elem. Schools. Survived by wife, Susan Akamine; daughters, Carrie K. Akamine, Sandi K. A. (Brian) Yamagata; 5 grandchildren, Caitlyn, Enzo, Keijiro, Taizo, Kaimana; sister, Lynette Agard; brothers, Gerald Akamine, Owen Akamine; and mother- in-law, Clara Wakuzawa. Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Dec. 30, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 6 p.m.; Aloha attire. No Flowers.

Toshie Matsuyoshi Aquino

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Dec. 14, 2013
Toshie Matsuyoshi Aquino, 96, of Puhi, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by son Richard, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Wilfred Wai Mun Ching

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Dec. 11, 2013
Wilfred Wai Mun Ching, 69, of Honolulu, a retired state chemist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Vivian W.M. Ching-Goo. Visitation: 11 a.m. Jan. 4 at United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha informal attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorial- park•mortuary.com.

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Henry Jom Su Choi

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Dec. 6, 2013
Henry Jom Su Choi, 76, of Ewa Beach, a principal agent, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Busan, Korea. He is survived by wife Rita; sons Harry, Kevin, Tony and Kenneth; daughter Jennifer Choi Park; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Jan. 4 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Gwendolyn Joyce Chun Chong

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Dec. 10, 2013
Gwendolyn Joyce Chun Chong, 66, of Waipahu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Rodney and Ryan, daughter Roblyn, brother Rodney Chun, sisters Brenda Handa and Leona Aiona, and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Jan. 4 at Moanalua Mortuary. Aloha attire.

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Daniel Davis Kaleialoha Choy

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Oct. 28, 2013
Daniel Davis Kaleialoha Choy, also known as Danny Choy, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a pastor and music minister, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna Park Choy; sons Anthony J.K. and Benjamin J.E.; brother David K.; and sisters Lydia Mae L. “Tabby” Bernado, Marjean N. “Jeanne” D’Anjou and Marilyn K. Choy-Gibson. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Jan. 4 at Grace Community Church.

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Frances Gail Marie DeCosta

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Dec. 15, 2013
Frances Gail Marie DeCosta, 58, of Aiea died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Richard J.; brother Richard J. Jr.; and sisters Sister Anne-Clare and Jennifer DeCosta, and Patricia DeCosta-Kim. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Services: 9 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gwendolyn K. DeMoss

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Dec. 24, 2013
Gwendolyn K. “Gwen” DeMoss, 64, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a Procter & Gamble retiree and a homemaker, died at home. She was born in St. Louis. She is survived by husband James “Jim”; sons Mike Durakovich and James W. DeMoss Jr.; mother Erma Hendricks; brothers Sam, Terry and Thomas Hendricks; sisters Patricia Nemeth, Priscilla Sam Lim and Roberta Wiesemes; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: noon today at Naalehu United Methodist Church. Services: 1 p.m. Committal services in Pennsylvania. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

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Elnora M. Freitas

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Dec. 21, 2013
Elnora M. Freitas, also known as “Fuzzy” and “Ellie,” 78, of Kailua, a retired assistant vice president at Pioneer Federal, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert “Skippy” Jr.; sons Bernard P. Kea Jr. and Eric J. and Tyler S. Freitas; daughters Elnora K. “Chubby” Ringer, Natalie A. Kea, Michelle Abreu and Jennifer M. Centeio; brothers Jason and Glenn Hashimoto; sisters Edna Cadinha, Carolyn LeVine, Susan Lee and Lori Hathcock; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 4 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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AGNES “AGGIE” GERSABA

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AGNES AGGIE GERSABA Age 79, of Waipahu, HI, passed away November 29, 2013 in Aiea. Born September 5, 1934 in Waipahu, HI. Retired from Caterair International. She is survived by sons, Richard Gersaba, Randal (Daryljean) Gersaba, Ryan (Phyllis) Gersaba, Reed (Carol) Gersaba; daughters, Stephanie Gersaba, Shereene (Derwin) Edayan, Sohnja Ambrocio; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grand- children; brothers, Alfredo (Helen) Pintor, Benny (Arline) Cailing, Rudy (Maria) Cailing; sisters, Dolores Daite, Faye Van Lenten, Lynda (Danny) Byrd, Norma (Danny) Carino. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Jan. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Dorothy Gladys Gonsalves

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Dec. 24, 2013
Dorothy Gladys Gonsalves, 87, of Kapaa, Kauai, owner and operator of Morris Care Home and a Transportation Security Administration retiree, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Christopher and Brian Bushe; daughters Eleanor French, Sue Lopes, Alida Bushe and Tracey Gillis; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 4 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapaa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Koren Y. Hiramoto

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Dec. 15, 2013
Koren Y. Hiramoto, 58, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Christopher R. and Courtney R., daughter Ashley, brothers Robley K. and Rodney T. Yee, and sister Karen S. Yee. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Haruyo Kakimoto

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Dec. 14, 2013
Haruyo Kakimoto, 99, of Waia-lua died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by daughters Dr. Dorothy and Alice Kakimoto, Edith Osato, Grace Tanaka and Anne Berfield; son William; brother Goro Nakamura; sister Michie Nakamura; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William Takayuki Kaneda

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Dec. 11, 2013
William Takayuki “Willy” Kaneda, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki High School music teacher and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy F., sons Glenn M. and Alan Y., daughters Lynne S. Kim and Carol H. Ching, brother Keisaku, sister Dorothy A. Obata, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Philip Leroy Musgrave

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Dec. 19, 2013
Philip Leroy Musgrave, 66, of Kailua, a computer technician and service operator for a stock investment brokerage, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in San Pedro, Calif. He is survived by wife Sandee L. and sister Judith Axtell. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Third Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Jan. 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Terry Teruko Roppiyakuda

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Dec. 16, 2013
Terry Teruko Roppiyakuda, 94, of Honolulu, a Hawaii National Bank retiree, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sister Amy E. Mihara. Private services.

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James Matsuo Shimabukuro

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Nov. 19, 2013
James Matsuo Shimabukuro, 85, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired meat cutter for Foodland on Oahu and Emjay’s Hilo, and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lillian, sons Craig and Keith, and sisters Yukie Oshiro and Emi Shimabukuro. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Joseph Puhaulani Teixeira

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Dec. 19, 2013
Joseph Puhaulani Teixeira, 69, of Honolulu, a taxi driver, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Charmaine F. Teixeira Kalinowski and Christine Teixeira Kauhane, brother Phillip, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Donald H.B. Young

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Nov. 10, 2013
Donald H.B. Young, 91, of Honolulu, a Hono-lulu Community College instructor at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by sons Glenn, Bruce and Keith; daughter Lorie; brothers Hung Joong, Hung Lung, Thomas and Regi-nald; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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