Archive for December, 2013

Toshie Matsuyoshi Aquino

Posted On December 28th, 2013 -

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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ELDON NOBU AKAMINE

Posted On December 28th, 2013 -

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.

AGNES “AGGIE” GERSABA

Posted On December 28th, 2013 -

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.

Mikilani Tracey Wykes

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

Dec. 16, 2013
Mikilani Tracey Wykes, 54, of Kailua, a Hawaiian Airlines fleet support employee, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Kalanui Fo; brothers Allen, Ricky and Kanai Fo; and sisters Aloha Fo and Uilani Roberts. Services at a later date.

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Janet Kazue Waters

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

Dec. 15, 2013
Janet Kazue Waters, 83, of Honolulu, a retiree of The Jewel Box, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son James J., daughters Julia M. Medeiros and Jessica Sphar, sisters Yume and Michiko, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Virginia Lee Waracka

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

Oct. 24, 2013
Virginia Lee Waracka, 80, of Kailua, owner of Kailua Electric Service, died in Kailua. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by sons Scott and Douglas, daughter Terri Waracka-Dyer, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. today at St. John Lutheran Church, Kailua. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Shriners Beach Club, Waimanalo. No flowers. Donations suggested to Aloha Shriners Patient Transportation Fund, 1611 Kewalo St., Honolulu, HI 96822. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Karen Emiko Oshiro

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

Dec. 13, 2013
Karen Emiko Oshiro, 55, of Waipahu, a former Waialua High School secretary, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Reynold I. and parents Fred M. and Betty Ito. Visitation: 10 a.m. Jan. 3 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lynda Mitchell

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

Dec. 20, 2013
Lynda Mitchell, 80, of Honolulu, a Maui district administrator for the Hawaii State Public Library System, died in Honolulu. She was born in Berkeley, Calif. She is survived by husband Steven, son Robert Critchfield, a grandchild, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu.

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Murray S. McLean

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

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 Jane; 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. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Thuy Trung Lu

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

Nov. 26, 2013
Thuy Trung Lu, 69, of Honolulu died in California. He is survived by wife Aihoa Ha. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Shirley Virginia Christman

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

Dec. 19, 2013
Shirley Virginia Christman, 80, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Bethesda Naval Hospital medical transcriber and an artist, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Guy and brother Frederick Tavares. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Matilde C. Cabanero

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

Nov. 27, 2013
Matilde C. Cabanero, 83, of Honolulu, a retiree of the Law Offices of Robert S. Holland, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ramon, Renato and Roberto; daughters Cecilia Rowland and Caroline Marcus; brothers Eduardo R., Bruno R. and Jose Corrales Jr.; sisters Josefina C. Sapalicio, Victoria C. Ocampo and Anna R., Sofia R. and Teresita R. Corrales; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Janet D. Brazzi

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

Dec. 23, 2013
Janet D. “Dolores” Brazzi, 81, of Kapahi, Kauai, a California state secretary, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Independence, Mo. She is survived by daughter Marci Whitman, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

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Catherine (Cay) Wilson Reynolds Singleton

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

CATHERINE (CAY) WILSON REYNOLDS SINGLETON Catherine (Cay) Wilson Reynolds Singleton passed away on December 15, 2013 at the age of 93. Born on June 15, 1921 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a real estate developer. Preceded in death by her parents Catherine & Wilson Reynolds; Sister, Georgie. She is survived by five sons; James, Richard, Joseph, Christopher and Keith Singleton, and grandchildren; Heather, Shawn, Blue, Anna, Lyon, Benjamin, Christian and Sam, and one great-grandson Joon. A celebration of life luau will be held in the park at the Southside of Waipouli Beach Resort on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. Please contact Chris Singleton at 808-652-0425 or email: csingletonkauai@msn.com. Please feel free to enjoy a photo journey of Cay’s life and leave comments at www.caysingleton.simplesite.com If you are in Honolulu, please join us on Saturday, January 4th at 8:00 am at Duke’s at the Outrigger Waikiki for breakfast. Following breakfast, we will have a private sail to the Diamond Head Buoy to return Cay to the sea. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

JOSEPH JOAQUIN KEAHI CHAI II

Posted On December 27th, 2013 -

JOSEPH JOAQUIN KEAHI CHAI II Age 70, of Nanakuli, HI, passed away December 6, 2013 in Nanakuli. Born March 11, 1943 in Honolulu. Former tour bus driver for Hawaiian Discovery Tours and Polynesian Hospitality Tours. He is survived by son, Joseph (Buffee) Chai III of NV; daughters; Jolyn (Jonah) Broad of NV, Sharon Bristol of CA; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Vannatti (Lee) Chai, Roman (Ginger) Chai, Humphrey (Pearl) Chai, Sr.; sister, Sharon (Larry) Dickerson of OR. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday (Dec 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MATILDE C. CABANERO

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

12-26 MATILDE CABANEROMATILDE C. CABANERO Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away November 27, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born January 26, 1930 in Santa Ana, P.I. Recently retired from Robert S. Holland Attorney-at-law She is survived by sons, Ramon (Stephanie) Cabanero, Renato (Samantha) Cabanero, Roberto Cabanero; daughters, Cecilia (Stacy) Rowland, Caroline (Sean) Marcus; brothers, Eduardo R. (Annie) Corrales, Bruno R. (Virginia) Corrales, Jose (Delia) Corrales Jr.; sisters, Josefina C. Sapalicio, Victoria C. (Ben) Ocampo, Anna R. Corrales, Sofia R. Corrales, Teresita R. Corrales; 4 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday 12/30 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Albina Villanueva Viernes

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 19, 2013
Albina Villanueva Viernes, 74, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Kauai High School custodian, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Michael; brother Clemente Villanueva; sisters Laureana Calaycay, Eugenia Agcaoili, Divina Gapusan and Corazon Villanueva; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Jan. 2 at Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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James William Robinson Sr.

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 20, 2013
James William Robinson Sr., 98, of Aiea, a Navy retiree and Pearl Harbor Submarine Base personnel officer, died in Pearl City. He was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C. He is survived by wife Hulda; sons James Jr., Steven and Paul; sisters Melva and Mary-Ellen; and three grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital in Honolulu. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Anthony Lawrence Riccio

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2013
Anthony Lawrence Riccio, 86, of Honolulu, a former restaurant owner in California and a Navy veteran, died in Hale Nohea in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Monique J. Levitt-Riccio. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 2 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Bristol Hospice Care. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edith Lau Reyes

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 6, 2013
Edith Lau Reyes, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base personnel clerk and former commander with the Disabled American Veterans Women’s Auxiliary, died in Hono lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Emilio “Ernie,” daughters Noreene B. Morris and Nadyne V. Cano, brother Ernest Lau, sister Mabel L. Chock, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Rose Labez Pratten

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Oct. 4, 2013
Rose Labez Pratten, 87, of Hillsborough, Fla., who established Nature’s Finest Food in 1972, died. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Glenn; sons Ronald, Leonard and Jed Dacay; daughters Stella Tomita and Rosarie Dacay-Kelekoma; sister Connie Estenzo; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Shohei Oda

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Nov. 24, 2013
Shohei “Stanley” Oda, 85, of Ewa Beach died in Liliha Nursing Home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Wesley T. and Stacey T., and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lily Yuriko Nakagawa

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

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: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Terry Teruyo Mitsuyoshi

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 19, 2013
Terry Teruyo Mitsuyoshi, 64, of Hilo, a retired Keaau Elementary School teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Earl, daughter Jeni T., mother Teruko Yamada, brothers Robin and Gene Yamada, and sister Carol Makino. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Rick Keefer

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 17, 2013
Rick Keefer, 67, of Pahoa, Hawaii, proprietor of Seawest Studios, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Donna and brother Robert. No services. Donations suggested to Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens.

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Yukie Iwaishi

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Yukie Iwaishi, 91, of Honolulu, formerly of Makawao, Maui, retired owner of Iwaishi Store in Makawao, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Norman R.; daughter Amy Inouye; sisters Clara Yoneda, Miyuki Kimura, Kazue Kadosaki, Amy Iwamasa, Hanami Matsuda and Koyumi Oda; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

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Marcel Llopis Hernandez

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 22, 2013
Marcel Llopis Hernandez, 100, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Havana. He is survived by son Marcel, daughters Jane and Madeline, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date.

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Pauline Yaeko Masada Gibbons

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 10, 2013
Pauline Yaeko Masada Gibbons, 59, of Kapaa, Kauai, co-owner of Poi Pounder shirts, Turtle and Gecko and Gotcha Covered, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Laurence, mother Nancy Y. Masada and sisters Pamela Shimomura, Yvonne M. White, Gail Matsukawa and June Lizama. Private services.

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Milagros Galdiano Embry

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 14, 2013
Milagros Galdiano Embry, 49, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Sherwin V., son Sherwin B., daughter Sheila J., father Melchor T. Galdiano, mother Dionicia A. Galdiano, brothers Roger and Jeremias, and sister Noralyn Galdiano. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joseph Joaquin Keahi Chai II

Posted On December 26th, 2013 -

Dec. 6, 2013
Joseph Joaquin Keahi Chai II, 70, of Nanakuli, a former Hawaiian Discovery Tours and Polynesian Hospitality tour bus driver, died in Nanakuli. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joseph Chai III; daughters Jolyn Broad and Sharon Bristol; brothers Vannatti, Roman and Humphrey Sr.; sister Sharon Dickerson; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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