Archive for January 14th, 2014

Lorna U’ilani Aukai

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Dec. 24, 2013
Lorna U’ilani “La” Aukai, 49, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Brendalyn Pumehana Keaunui-Rattley and Tequila Pomaikalani Aukai, parents Lindsey Aukai Sr. and Ruth L. Kaneakua, brothers Lindsey Jr. and Wallace II, sister Lori Ann and three grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Jan. 25 at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua Church, 1760 Nalani St. Purple aloha attire. No flowers.

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Myrtle Kauinohea Beamer

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Dec. 8, 2013
Myrtle Kauinohea Beamer, 88, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a kumu hula, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by husband Francis Jr., son David, daughter Leslie Tanaka, hanai son W. Bones Yuen, sisters Jean Kalani and Angeline Locey, 10 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Kamuela. Services: 10 a.m. Celebration of life to follow at the Beamer ranch, Kamuela. Contact David Beamer at 987-7175 or Bones Yuen at 987-3931 for information.

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Frederico Daniel Bicoy

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Dec. 27, 2013
Frederico Daniel Bicoy, 81, of Ualapue, Molokai, a retired counselor and coordinator for the Maui Economic Opportunity Program on Molokai and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Evelyn; six children; brother Franco; sisters Prisca Medeiros, Connie Sliedrecht and Lori Kalilikane; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Jan. 25 at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church, Molokai. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow.

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Faustino Isidro Pastores Bonete

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Jan. 1, 2014
Faustino Isidro Pastores Bonete, 54, of Makawao, Maui, a Kaiser Permanente custodian, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San Isidro, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Benilda, sons Kurt and Kate, mother Nicerata, brother Efren and sisters Presca Billedo, Gloria Tejero, Crencia Bragas, Ursula “Rose” Espeleta, Lorenza Bonete and Josefina Barcena. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao. Mass: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Finley Puleo Boyle

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Jan. 3, 2014
Finley Puleo Boyle, 3, of Kailua, who died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home after falling into a coma while in a dentist’s chair, will be remembered in private services. She was born in Jacksonville, Fla. She is survived by parents Ashley Kate Puleo Boyle and Evan Casey Boyle, and grandparents Paulette and Charles “Chuck” Puleo, and Dr. Joseph Boyle and Maureen Rooney. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edward Clayton Carvalho

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Jan. 1, 2014
Edward Clayton Carvalho, 54, of Keaau, Hawaii, a cook for the state Department of Education and Kilauea Lodge, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marilou; sons Michael II and Moses; daughters Michelle Kim, Marie Weaver, Monique Carvalho and Absity Carvalho-Cuba; parents Santos and Judith; brothers Benjamin and Kurt; sisters Lisa Kealoha and Joann Carvalho; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Trisha-Marie Kanoe Castillo

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Dec. 22, 2013
Trisha-Marie Kanoe Castillo, 23, of Waimanalo, a hairstylist, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Regina L. and Robert, and sisters Sharrese and Chanelle M. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Services: noon. Lei welcome.

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Christian Rivera Duropan

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Dec. 9, 2013
Christian Rivera Duropan, infant son of Christopher and Jackie Duropan of Waipahu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Jake; grandparents Anselmo and Angelina Duropan, and Robert and Londrina Rivera; and great-grandmothers Felicidad C. Tano and Florida Benitez. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St., Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Tsuyako Ebesugawa

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Dec. 19, 2013
Tsuyako “Nappie” Ebesugawa, 98, of Hilo, proprietress of Ebesu’s Ltd., died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sisters Ann H. Kaya, Satsuki “Sachi” Ebesugawa and Ruby Maruyama. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Margaret Froebel

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Jan. 8, 2014
Margaret “Elaine” Froebel, 72, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retiree from Walmart in Texas, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Galveston, Texas. She is survived by son Michael Paul, daughter Kimberly Ann Johnson, hanai son John Deermer, sisters Patti Carlson and Carol McLeod, and three grandchildren. No services.

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James Masanori Fukuda

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Dec. 25, 2013
James Masanori Fukuda, 90, of Aiea, formerly of Okinawa, a retired civil service employee for the Army and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Keiko, sons Benjamin and Dr. Franklin, daughter Peggy Arakaki-Graff, sister Florence Fukushima, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Edna Tomoe Funayama

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Jan. 3, 2014
Edna Tomoe Funayama, 68, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by companion the Rev. Harley Beagle, brother Donald and sisters Jane Shinoda and Irene Arakaki. Visitation: 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Miriam Van Gelder

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Jan. 3, 2014
Miriam Van Gelder, 89, of Honolulu and Walnut Creek, Calif., died in Walnut Creek. She was born in Tampa, Fla. Services were held in Oakland, Calif. No flowers. Donations suggested to any hospice organization.

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Hisae Nina Horiuchi

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Jan. 1, 2014
Hisae Nina Horiuchi, 89, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Frank and daughter Eunice. Private services.

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Tsugimori Hosono

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Nov. 28, 2013
Dr. Tsugimori Hosono, 84, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired anesthesiologist, died at Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Erwin, daughters Sonia Minum and Melissa Hosono, stepdaughter Pamela Walters, two sisters and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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David John Godfrey, Jr.

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DAVID JOHN GODFREY, JR. Passed away peacefully at home in Newport, Washington on December 19, 2013, at the age of 68. He graduated from Iolani School and served in the United States Air Force. He was a gifted designer, craftsman and superb master carpenter. He had a keen sense of humor, treated all with integrity and respect, and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his mother Mary Lynne Godfrey of Honolulu, sister Barbee Ellen LeClair (Robert) of Newport, Washington, cousin Scott A. Hastings of San Rafael, California and his beloved dog “Mike”. Private services have been held. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com

Robert K. Ahu Jr.

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Dec. 28, 2013
Robert K. Ahu Jr., 85, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired American Electric supervisor and former employee at Pearl Harbor and Henry Kelii Electric, died in Greig’s Foster Care Home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Robert K. III, Aran, Evrin, Gary, Eric and Kellen; daughters Allena DeLaMare and Bernice Flores; sister Lorraine Pestano; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Gene Kaleialoha Kahala

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Dec. 21, 2013
Gene Kaleialoha Kahala, 59, of Burien, Wash., formerly of Kahana Valley, a former nursery associate, died in Burien. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai mother Emily “Manu” Lono; brothers Hiram “Malo” III, Moses “Mahi,” Ervin “Anagin,” Duke and Alex “Kanoe”; sisters Princess “Aka” Kahala, Queenie “Bella” Carter and Dutchess “Ipo” Malepe; and hanai sister Leslie Traya. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahana Valley State Park. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. at Kahana Valley Mountain. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Linda Noalani Kahoopii

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Dec. 29, 2013
Linda Noalani Kahoopii, 58, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Elijah and Isaiah, daughter Serenity, father Ralph Sr., brother Ralph Jr. and sister Gail. Private services.

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Peter Keka

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Dec. 10, 2013
Peter Keka, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a rock wall builder who assisted with the restoration of Kaloko Pond, Ahuena Heiau and Higashihara Park, died at home. He was born in Waikii, Hawaii. He is survived by stepsons John and Duane Medeiros, stepdaughter Johnnalyn Kaiawe, brothers Joseph and Arthur, and sisters Kalei Kahumoku, Harriette Shimaoka and Eva Nino. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at Kaloko-Honokohau National Park, Kaloko Pond. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Parking and shuttle service available at the park visitors center.

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Hanae Kobata

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Dec. 13, 2013
Hane “Daisy” Kobata, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Shirokiya saleswoman, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Karl M. and Leslie T., daughter Gale E. Kobayashi, brother George T. Kubota, sister Sayoko Suyeoka and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Petra J. Lawelawe

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Dec. 30, 2013
Petra J. Lawelawe, 67, of Kailua, a retired lieutenant with the state Department of Public Safety Corrections Division, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George R. Jr., stepsons William and Frank, daughter Mary Marrotte, brothers Harry Harrison and Leonardo Reaneo, sisters Gloria Ramburg and Mercy Vea, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m.

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Campbell “Toddie” Lee

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CAMPBELL TODDIE LEE Passed away on January 3, 2014. He was 87 Years old. Toddie was born on April 9, 1926 in Honolulu and was the 11th and last child of Lee Kwai Chan and Alice Keakealani Lee. He was also the last survivor of his 11 siblings. Toddie was a teacher by profession having graduated from High School at St Louis in Honolulu and university in Spokane, Washington. He taught in Coulee Dam, Washington and in Honolulu at Roosevelt and McKinley High Schools. Toddie was never married. Toddie was an accomplished Hawaiian musician, a Mason, and a U.S. Army veteran circa Korean War. Viewing will take place at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea st. Honolulu, on January 20, 2014 from 10AM with services at 11:30 followed by interment at Nuuanu Cemetery.

Michael James Leineweber

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Jan. 8, 2014
Michael James Leineweber, 68, of Manoa, an architect and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Quantico, Va. He is survived by wife A. Spencer; daughters Eliza and Amy; brothers Thomas, David, Paul and Joseph; sisters Mary Jo and Martha; and six grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. Palaka attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Rotary Club of Honolulu.

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Margaret A. De Luz

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Jan. 6, 2014
Margaret A. “Marian” De Luz, 80, of Paauilo, Hawaii, owner of De Luz Ranch and a retired secretary for the state Department of Education and Hawaii Saddle Club, died at home. She was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ernest; sons Peter, Paul and Stephen; daughter Margaret; brother John Adrian Jr.; sister Elaine Powers; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalopa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Tonya Motley

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Jan. 6, 2014
Tonya Motley, 38, of Ewa Beach, an educator for autistic children, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Richmond, Va. She is survived by son Jacob, mother Jane Whitehead, stepfather Bruce Whitehead, father Stuart and brother John. Private scattering of ashes. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Be the Solution, 1400 Village Square Blvd., Suite 3-306, Tallahassee, FL 32312; or bethesolution.us.

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James K. Naito

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Dec. 15, 2013
James K. “Jimmy” Naito, 88, of Ookala, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. warehouseman, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ookala. He is survived by wife Satsuki, son Colin and daughter Louise. Private services.

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Huntyr-Tony Mawa Naone

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Dec. 17, 2013
Huntyr-Tony Mawa Naone, infant son of Gabriel M.K. Naone and Hollie Marie L. Ioapo of Waianae, died in Honolulu. He is also survived by sisters Haidyn-Jane I. Ioapo-Naone and Hailey-Anne O. Ioapo-Naone. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Violet Ornellas Naone

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Oct. 21, 2013
Violet Ornellas Naone, 96, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Mary Lee Makalena and Winona Daniels-Kwan; sisters Eva Gaspar, Elaine Loo and Joan “Pudgie” Young; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at Pokai Bay Beach Park, Waianae. Casual attire. Flowers optional.

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Steven Shoichi Nishida

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Dec. 28, 2013
Steven Shoichi Nishida, 72, of Kihei, Maui, a retired air conditioning service industry foreman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Walter, Fred and Steven Jr.; daughter Stefenie Green; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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