Archive for January 15th, 2014

JANE C. AKAMINE

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JANE C. AKAMINE Age 94, of Mililani, HI, passed away December 22, 2013 in Kapolei. Born February 25, 1919 in Kalapa, HI. She attended the Word of Life Christian Center, Honolulu. Retired in 1994 from the Park Shore Hotel, Waikiki. She is survived by sons, Carl (Lori) Akamine, Wayne (Charlene) Akamine; brother, Harry Nohara; sisters, Yukiko Kisaba, Ethel Kim, Ellen Kim, Oshie Nohara. Private services were held.

Kimiyo Asai

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Dec. 28, 2013
Kimiyo Asai, 92, a farmer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kukuiula, Kauai. She is survived by sons Tetsumi and Yoshiharu, daughter Yumiko Nakamura, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Celestino Pascual Bayang

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Dec. 8, 2013
Celestino Pascual Bayang, 90, of Waipahu, a former employee at Woolworth’s, Hartfields and Walker’s Garden, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria P.; sons Artemio, Delfin and Nestor; daughters Domie Bolosan, Bernie Marcos, Mele Jennings, Nita Madarang, Mary Panida, Merly Pagatpatan and Fermina Abiva; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Randymae H. Chung

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Nov. 29, 2013
Randymae H. Chung, 60, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randy and Ikaika Kauhane, Kekoa Kawelo and Donald “Ekolu” Chung III; father Oliver Kauhane Jr.; stepmother Evelyn Kauhane; brothers Oliver Kauhane III, and Robert and Roger Cabral; sisters Karla Kauhane, Jessica C. Schwartz and Tammy Cabral; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Cemetery.

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Amby Cruz

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Jan. 1, 2014
Amby Cruz, 88, of Omao, Kauai, a retired Lihue Plantation mechanic, will be remembered in a Mass 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Kauai. He died at home. He was born in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Amby G., Anthony and Arnold; daughter Adele Padasdao; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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Grace Sui San Dang

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Dec. 25, 2013
Grace Sui San “Ah Bee” Dang, 92, of the Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, co-owner of Jian Inc. and Plaza Camera, and interpreter and customer liaison at Japan Air Lines, died at home. She was born in Shak Ki, Jung San, China. She is survived by husband Edward O.; daughters Lauren Kau, Carol “Mei Wun” Evans and Sheri Kent; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Private graveside services. Aloha attire.

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Faith Patricia Evans

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Jan. 9, 2014
Faith Patricia Evans, 76, of Kailua, a former state representative and retired U.S. marshal, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Noel, son John, daughters Tricia and Kathleen, brother Donald Ernesto and sisters June Shultz and Leona Parker. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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EARL HAJIME FUJII

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EARL HAJIME FUJII Earl Hajime Fujii, 75, retired president of Oahu Painting & Decorating Inc., passed away on December 25, 2013 in Kailua. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Judy; sons, Jay (Naomi) and Daryl (Sam) Fujii; brothers, Stanley, Allan (Carol), and Myron (Carol) Fujii; sisters, Carol (Bert) Inouye and Susan (Bozo) Tsuchiyama; and grandsons, Dylan, Cody and Jarin Fujii. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Wed., Jan. 22, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:00 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers.

Flaviano Tagabi Ganti

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Dec. 21, 2013
Flaviano Tagabi “Benny” Ganti, 74, of Honolulu died in the Philippines. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Raquel J., son Flavie, daughters Mona Garcia and Rachel Foley, mother Simeona T., sister Gloria Acio and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Norma Frances Hao Hale

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Dec. 26, 2013
Norma Frances Hao Hale, 77, of Waianae, a Hawaii State Public Library System library assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kenneth; daughters Kay Kaneshiro, Karen Kobashigawa, Kristle Jury-Hale and Jamie-Lynn Murray; brother John Hao; sisters Nora “Sweetheart” Dumaran, Julie Neumann and Flora Hao; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Walter Kalani Ihu

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Jan. 11, 2014
Walter Kalani Ihu, 90, of Wailuku, a federal government civil servant on Okinawa and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kailua, Maui. He is survived by wife Carol O., sons Alvin and Howard, daughter Leinaala Hatcher and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Door of Faith Church, Wailuku. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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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

HENRY ELIA “KALANA” KAMAE, JR.

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HENRY ELIA KALANA KAMAE, JR. “Uncle” Henry Elia “Kalana” Kamae Jr, 72 of Long Beach, CA passed away Wed. Jan. 8, 2014. Born July 27, 1941 in Honolulu, HI to Maraea and Henry Kamae Sr. One of 7 siblings, the Kahuku HS Grad class of ’59 served missions for the LDS church, building the PCC and Temple in Laie; proselyting to Hong Kong and Philippines. A resident of California for the last 40 years, He played and taught ukulele with a passion. A musical life sharing joy with many. Deeply rooted in Hawaiian Culture he spread Aloha where ever he went. Henry served his church for many years calling LDS Long Beach 7th ward his home. He is survived by wife of 31 years, Liz Kamae, 8 children, 17 grand, Brothers Kenneth and Kane Kamae and the whole Kamae Ohana. A memorial service held Sat. Jan 18 in Long Beach, CA Internment at Green Hills in Rancho PV. Donations graciously accepted at giveforward.com, Uncle Henry Kamae Memorial Fund.

Robert Charles Matthews Jr.

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Jan. 11, 2014
Robert Charles “Bob” Matthews Jr., 67, of Kailua-Kona, a retired electronic manufacturing operations manager at TRW in Redondo Beach, Calif., died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Shirley, son Robert, daughter Stacy Horton, brother Ron Walker, sister Donna Hickish and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, 74-5081 Kai Opua St., Kailua-Kona.

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CAROLINE MEDEIROS KURET

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1-15 CAROLINE KURET New ImageCAROLINE MEDEIROS KURET Caroline Medeiros Kuret, 86, of Honolulu, died on January 6, 2014 at her residence in Kaimuki. She was born December 21, 1927 in Kekaha, Kaua’i. She was the youngest of 12 children of Manual Gabriel Medeiros and Eliza Furtado. She attended school in Kekaha and Kaimuki. In 1947, she married Solomon Campbell Jr, lived in Kaimuki and had five children together. She later married Rudolph H. Kuret, who predeceased her in 1985. Caroline worked in the Housekeeping Department at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in the 1960s and later was employed and eventually retired as a Supervisor of Housekeeping at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. She was proud of her work at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and loved her co-workers. Caroline attended St. Patrick’s Church in Kaimuki. She frequently read the Bible and tried her best to seek God’s counsel and follow God’s Word. Caroline loved to dance hula and was fond of Hawaiian music. She inspired many of her offspring to sing and play in the old Hawaiian way. She would scold them when they sang songs not to her liking. She treasured her trips to Las Vegas and actually hit a couple jackpots! Caroline was exceedingly generous and she enjoyed giving money, jewelry and other gifts to her loved ones. Caroline adored her siblings and their families and stayed in close contact with her extended Kauai family. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She cherished the family gatherings and loved attending the athletic activities of her offspring. She is survived by four of her five children: Bernie Campbell, Gary Campbell (Kathleen), Robert Campbell (Laurel) and Bruce Campbell (Jean). She was predeceased by her daughter Clara Olds (Mark). Caroline is also survived by her sister Hilda Silva (Edward) and 12 Grandchildren: Sandi Siple, Mike Siple (Arlene), Tara Ornellas (Kino), Ikaika Olds (Tracy Konn); Alohi Madrigal (Eric), Mehana Campbell, Kalani Campbell, Nainoa Campbell (Dara Waialae); Makana Campbell; BJ ‘Olu Campbell, TC Campbell and JT Campbell. She is also survived by 7 Great Grandchildren: Jordan Siple, Nicole Garcia, Aaron Michael Siple, Tia, Max and Emi Ornellas, Kinohinale Campbell and 2 Great Great Grandchildren: Naiya Siple (Jordan) and Austin Moore (Nicole). Visitation Monday, January 20, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Church, from 9:00 – 10:30 am; Mass at 10:30 am. Private Burial. No Flowers. Aloha Attire.

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.

Betty Lee

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Dec. 9, 2013
Betty Lee, also known as “Kiyoko” and “Mikanashi,” 87, of Honolulu, retired owner of Jin Wah Lee Nursery, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Rolland S. and James S. “Jim,” daughter Caroline S. Bischoff, caregiver Marie Jerks and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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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 Oahu Cemetery.

Teaitu Kuranui Mariteragi

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Dec. 17, 2013
Teaitu Kuranui Mariteragi, 85, of Hauula, a Polynesian Cultural Center musician, died at home. He was born in Tahiti. He is survived by wife Taurua; sons Timi, Heuea and Joseph; daughters Teruea, Vahine, Hina, Viviann and Louise; sister Kahiti; 35 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Regino Guntang Miguel

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Dec. 20, 2013
Regino Guntang Miguel, 63, of Ewa Beach, a Hale Koa Hotel employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Jones, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda U.; sons Arnel and Allan J.; daughter Alza R.; brothers Armando, Roberto and Romeo; sisters Victoria, Benilda and Jovita; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Tsukasa Murakami

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Dec. 29, 2013
Tsukasa Murakami, 90, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a commercial property manager, died at home. He was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yukie; daughters Aimee Y.M. Ida and Judith S. Murakami; stepbrothers Kiyoshi and Yoshiki; stepsisters Michiko Higa, Hatsuko Yamamura and Yoshiko Murakami; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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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 Holliemarie L. Ioapo of Waianae, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sisters Haidyn-Jane I. 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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JANE BALDOVI NIKAIDO

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1-15 JANE BALVODI NIKAIDOJANE BALDOVI NIKAIDO Age 81, passed away in Honolulu on December 24, 2013. She was born on November 10, 1932 in Haiku, Maui. She was a 1954 graduate of Iowa State Teachers College and a retired English, Journalism and Yearbook teacher at Kalani High School. She was predeceased by her brother, Louis Baldovi and grandson, Jared Nikaido. Jane is survived by her husband, George M.; sons, Mark H. (Allison) and Keith S. (Gay) Nikaido; daughters, Lynne N. (Noel) Torigoe and Caryn M. N. Hashimoto; brothers, James (Edith) and Silvestre (Patricia) Baldovi; sisters Ramona (Benjamin) Aguirre, Mary Ayres and Rita (Arnie) Nordquist; 11 grand- children and 1 great-grand- child. Services will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel, visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Online condolences: diamond headmortuary.net.

Jane Baldovi Nikaido

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Dec. 24, 2013
Jane Baldovi Nikaido, 81, of Hawaii Kai, a retired Kalani High School teacher, died in Hawaii Kai. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by husband George M.; sons Mark H. and Keith S.; daughters Lynne N. Torigoe and Caryn M.N. Hashimoto; brothers James and Silvestre Baldovi; sisters Ramona Aguirre, Mary Ayres and Rita Nordquist; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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ARTHUR H. PAKELE

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1-15 Arthur PakeleARTHUR H. PAKELE Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 26, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 28, 1926 in Honolulu, HI. A retired supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base, and retired U.S. Army. He is survived by wife, Thea Pakele; son, Michael A. Pakele; daughters, Betty M. Gomes, Lei T. (Luciano) Bumanglag, Christina L. Pakele; 13 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Pakele. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan 16) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Romeo Cabonte Pasion

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Dec. 5, 2013
Romeo Cabonte “Roming” Pasion, 63, of Ewa Beach, a Pacific Beach Hotel employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Merlita B.; sons Zaldy and Walter; mother Maxima; brothers Ricardo, Loreto, Rodolfo, Cresencio, Juanito and Benny; sisters Maria Deus and Lillia and Adelina Allado; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Grace Miriam Pereira

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Dec. 29, 2013
Grace Miriam Pereira, 50, of Waialua, a Turtle Bay Resort employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Russell; son Ronson J.T.; daughter Raechelle K.; brothers Timothy, Malcom, Sheldon, Cyprian, Nicholas and Scott Galbiso; sisters Francine Guyton, Karen Takeshita, Vanessa Fujiyama, Sheila Lawrence, Terza Ogletree, Coleen Kealoha and Michelle and Hazel Galbiso; and a hanai grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Silva’s Channel, Mokuleia. Casual attire.

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Bernabe Q. Quipotla

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Jan. 12, 2014
Bernabe Q. “Opelu” Quipotla, 91, of Makawao, Maui, formerly of Puunene, Maui, and Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. crane operator, died at home. He was born in Vegan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Santos “Fatso,” James and Abraham; daughters Linda Harris, Guillerma “Gail” Lincoln and Cindy Akana; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2140 Main St., Wailuku. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Additional services to be held Feb. 12 at Mililani Mortuary. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Antoinette Chillingworth Roberts

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Dec. 22, 2013
Antoinette Chillingworth Roberts, 77, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Yvette and Denise Aiona, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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IRENE SUMAKO SHIMOMURA

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IRENE SUMAKO SHIMOMURA Age 68, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 25, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 23, 1945 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Sears after 30+ years. She is survived by husband, William D. Shimomura; sons, Devin Y. (Roselee) Shimomura Alton K. Shimomura, Eric D. (Christina) Shimomura; brother, Elton (Barbara) Sumida; sisters, Janet (Masae) Ohata, Rachel Sumida; 1 grandchild. Private Services held.


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