Archive for January 16th, 2014

Charles J. Aruda

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Jan. 11, 2014
Charles J. “Charlie” Aruda, 65, of Wailuku, a Maui Beach Hotel sales manager and Maui Open Golf Tournament chairman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Marilyn and brother Manuel. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballard familymortuaries. com.

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Lolita Kareth Bittinger

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Dec. 31, 2013
Lolita Kareth Bittinger, 78, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Park Ridge, Ill. She is survived by husband John “Jack,” son John, daughter Lee-Ann Breon and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Evelyn Takeko Brand

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Dec. 16, 2013
Evelyn Takeko Brand, 94, of Kapaa, Kauai, a cafeteria manager at Kapaa High and Elementary schools, died in the Cottages at Manoa. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Faye Yamamoto; brothers Kiyoshi, Shigeru and Samuel Miyasato; sister Teruko Umetsu; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine Church, 5021 Kawaihau Road, Kapaa. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Dominga Labang Castillo

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Jan. 2, 2014
Dominga Labang Castillo, 83, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Kapolei. She was born in Kualapuu, Molokai. She is survived by sons Jonathan and Ricardo Jr.; daughters Shirley Castillo, Melissa Hairston, Francine Castillo and Vanessa Caldwell; sisters Eudacia Cooper, Victorina Laporga and Annunciation Cadiz; 21 grandchildren; and 24great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Roger William Costa

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Jan. 2, 2014
Roger William Costa, 47, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Lokelo W.L., Derrin K. and Evan L. Peleras-Costa; mother Geraldine; brother Richard; and sisters Ramona Costa and Melanie Alesna. Visitation: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Mass to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Cynthia Duarte

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Jan. 8, 2014
Cynthia Duarte, 64, of Wailua, Kauai, a retired construction laborer and landscaper, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Bernard; sons Cedrick, John I and John II Waipa, and Brendan Duarte; stepsons Bernard Jr. and Jonathan Duarte; stepdaughter Maile Duarte-Rego; sister Eileen Bascon; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa, Kauai. Mass to follow.

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Masao Gusukuma

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Jan. 10, 2014
Masao Gusukuma, 84, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. mechanic, International Longshore and Warehouse Union insurance agent and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ninole, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; son Curtis; brother Masanobu; and sisters Toshiko Uchima, Sally H. Nagata and Yasu Sugiyama. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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John Akira Inouye

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Dec. 15, 2013
John Akira Inouye, 57, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yuk Mei; sons David S.Y.H. and Michael M.Y.W.; daughter Michelle T.Y.M.; brothers Guy K., Alfred Y., Douglas H. and Tyron S.; and sisters Julie N. Yoneda, Michelle S. Itokazu, Lena R. Okada and Lisa M. Michaelson. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dick Mabery Jr.

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Jan. 6, 2014
Dick Mabery Jr., 74, of Honolulu, an aviator and a Navy retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Bristol, Pa. He is survived by wife Anne, son Paul Selby, daughters Sarah Perkins and Lena Stelk, sister Janet Garrison and five grandchildren. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Oahu Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 2384, Honolulu, HI 96804. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Clara Itsue Katekaru

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Dec. 15, 2013
Clara Itsue Katekaru, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education head of guidance, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Rayna K. Liekweg and Lisa A.K. Miyamoto, brother Gary Funasaki and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Caroline M. Kuret

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Jan. 6, 2014
Caroline M. Kuret, 86, of Honolulu, a housekeeping supervisor, died at home. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by sons Gary, Bobby and Bruce; daughter Bernie; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church, 1127 7th Ave., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Campbell Lee

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Jan. 3, 2014
Campbell “Toddie” Lee, 87, of Honolulu, a Roosevelt High School business teacher and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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James Fook Len Lee

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Dec. 24, 2013
James Fook Len Lee, 97, of Honolulu, a retired state civil servant, died in Hiolani Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Verna K.L. Private services.

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Ferdinand Rallonza Llaguno

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Jan. 3, 2014
Ferdinand Rallonza “Ferdie” Llaguno, 64, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a Hilton Waikoloa Village steward, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Grace F.; daughters Mary-Joy and Mary-Jane Llaguno, and Lilahnee Cabalar; brothers Wilfredo, Ernesto, Oscar and Amado; sisters Felicitas Taroma, Margarita Llaguno, Nenita L. Garma, Tessie Ragpa and Anthonette Gapo; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Hilo. Casual attire.

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Daisy Fujie Matsunaka

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Dec. 13, 2013
Daisy Fujie Matsunaka, 85, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired KTA Super Stores office clerk, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Papaikou. She is survived by husband Takeshi and brother Clifford “Gabby” Nakatani. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers and monetary gifts, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

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Teruko Naramoto

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Jan. 13, 2014
Teruko Naramoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed florist doing business as Bea’s Flower Shoppe, died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa. She was born in Kalopa-Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Joyce S. Hirata and Nan Y. Stavnshoj; sisters Haruko Takahashi, Janet C. Yuuki, Yukiko Jandoc and Thelma Kami; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation at noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Luis T. Nazareno

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Dec. 22, 2013
Luis T. “Loui” Nazareno, 93, of Honolulu, a retiree from Pagoda Hotel and Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manaoag, Philippines. He is survived by wife Eustaquia; daughters Elisa Marcela, Merlita and Elena Nazareno, and Anita Lastimosa; brother Silvestre; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St., Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Mary Hong Park

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1-16 592866   Mary ParkMARY HONG PARK Mary Hong Park, 104, of Honolulu, HI, died peacefully at home on January 3, 2014. Mary received her B.A. from the University of Hawaii during the Great Depression and worked as a social worker at Palama Settlement, touching the lives of thousands of indigent people. When Leahi Hospital began servicing tuberculosis outpatients, Mary was asked to become its first out-patient social worker. There was a large influx of Korean immigrants after the Korean War and because she spoke Korean, Mary’s services were of great importance on staff. Mary helped patients obtain social services and financial aid and adjust to life in America. Mary helped high school and university students continue their studies without interruption during treatment. And she personally sponsored families who brought relatives to the United States. Several of these patients, in addition to the three children she adopted and raised, affectionately called her Mom. With her vividly detailed memories of Hawaii from the early 1900’s, Mary was sought out by people doing research for books and papers, as well as by the Korean Broadcasting Station, to recount stories about the early Korean community in Hawaii. She received a “Light of the Orient” award from the Korean American Foundation Hawaii in 2006 for her contributions to Hawaii’s Korean community. Mary is survived by her daughters Erna Park and Susan Park, her grandchildren Chloe Stewart and Ian Bigelow, and her great-granddaughter Madison Bigelow. She was predeceased by her son Michael and her four brothers. Her family and friends will miss Mary’s observant stories of life in Hawaii in the early and mid 1900’s, her generosity, strength and indomitable spirit. A private service and scattering of ashes will be held consistent with Mary’s last wishes.

Molly Yemiko Shiroma

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Nov. 27, 2013
Molly Yemiko Shiroma, 83, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by sons Nathan, Eugene, Miles and Kerry; brothers Minoru, William, Dr. Thomas and Paul Teruya; sisters Lillian Kamisato and Betsy Oshiro; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Catherine Cullen Slavens

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1-16 293182 Catherine SlavensCATHERINE CULLEN SLAVENS Our dear angel Catherine Cullen Slavens, 71, of Kaneohe passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA, on January 27, 1942, Cathy married D. Michael Slavens, on February 7, 1970. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Hawaii receiving her Bachelors of Science in nursing in 1987. Cathy was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and neighbor. She is survived by her husband, Mike Slavens and her six children; Thomas Slavens, of Kaneohe; Catherine Slavens, of Kaneohe; Christopher Slavens, of Waipahu; Daniel Slavens of Los Angeles; Bridget Park of San Francisco; and Anne Marie Blackburn of Denver. She is also survived by nine grand- children, Travis, Taryn, Tania, Cullen, Connor, John, Amelia, Noah, Daniel, and Madeline and one great-grandchild Skylie. Cathy lived her life with unwavering compassion, quiet grace, and tremendous love. She will be missed immeasurably. A celebration of her life ceremony will be held at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Kaneohe at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 18 January. Casual/ aloha attire. Services are open to all who loved her. An open gathering will follow.

Theodore Kenichi Kawasaki Sr.

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Jan. 2, 2014
Theodore Kenichi “Zabu” Kawasaki Sr., 60, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a Qualified Painting Service painter and former Brewer Environmental bricklayer insulator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Geraldine Kaipo-Kawasaki; sons Thomas Hanato-Figueredo, Theodore “Theo” Kawasaki Jr. and Kevin Yates; daughter Jennifer Cacal; brothers Walter “Kazu” Kawasaki and Shawn Lincoln; sister Angie Lincoln; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Teresita N.I. Sylva

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Dec. 20, 2013
Teresita N.I. Sylva, 49, of Waipahu, a head cashier at City Mill in Honolulu and Ewa Beach, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Sheldon, sons Tyler N. and Noah, daughters Maya and Kylie, mother Evelyn V. Ines, brother Rodney Ines and sister Cora Ines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, mauka chapel. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ruth Haruko Tengan

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Dec. 17, 2013
Ruth Haruko Tengan, 85, of Honolulu, former owner of Victoria Inn and the Ala Moana Poi Bowl, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Wilbert Y., brother Takeo and sisters Misao Tengan and Tsuruko Miyahira. Private services and burial. On- line condolences: borthwick-oahu.com.

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Micah Lonokoualii GhaHing Wong

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Jan. 9, 2014
Micah Lonokoualii GhaHing Wong, 20, of Kapaa, Kauai, a college student, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Levon Wong and Ernanie Lotz, brothers Dexter and Dennis Juvan, sister Nadia Juvan and grandparents Salome Wong and Alejandria Mabini. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Frances K. Yamada

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Dec. 11, 2013
Frances K. Yamada, 88, of Honolulu, a Thrifty Drug Store retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Randy, daughter Patti Matsuda, sister Mildred Sato and a grandchild. Private services.

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Hifumi Yamada

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Dec. 22, 2013
Hifumi “Yama” Yamada, 96, of <t-4h$>Honolulu, a retired Industrial Welding Inc. welder and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Mark and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment at noon. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark-mortuary.com.

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Eugene F. Yamamoto

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Nov. 20, 2013
Eugene F. Yamamoto, 82, of Petaluma, Calif, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Eric, James, Gary and Sheldon; sisters Harriet Yoneyama and June Niimoto; and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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