Archive for January 17th, 2014

Jane C. Akamine

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Dec. 22, 2013
Jane C. Akamine, 94, of Mililani, a retired Park Shore Hotel employee, died in Kapolei. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Carl and Wayne, brother Harry Nohara and sisters Yukiko Kisaba, Ethel and Ellen Kim, and Oshie Nohara. Private services.

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John Kapukuniahi Andrade

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Jan. 12, 2014
John Kapukuniahi Andrade, 85, of Laie, a retired landscaper and an Air Force veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Paul, daughters Ava Klayman-Holly and Deborah Andrade-Bajo, sisters Margaret Enos and Victoria Awa, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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James Thomas Bosz

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Dec. 30, 2013
James Thomas Bosz, 62, of Kihei, Maui, a retired self-employed painter, died in Kihei. He was born in Racine, Wis. He is survived by mother Cecelia I., brother Robert and sisters Clare, Barbara and Therese Bosz, Patricia DeLay, Betty Ann Heitzler and Mary K. Ausland. Private services.

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Phillip Richard Brieske

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Dec. 11, 2013
Phillip Richard Brieske, 85, of Honolulu, a retired educator and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in LaCrosse, Wis. He is survived by wife June F., son Richard S., brother Steven and sisters Phyllis Dalton and Elinor Bjornstad. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Philomena Church or charity. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Elmer Choy Kin Chang

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Jan. 11, 2014
Elmer Choy Kin Chang, 81, of Costa Mesa, Calif., a Holmes & Narver civil engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lapurisima D.; son Patrick P.; daughters Linda L. Sanders and Dawn M. and Jasmine J. Chang; sisters Dorinda Tom and Magdalene Mitchell; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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FELICIDAD “FELY” POLPOL DIEGO

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FELICIDAD FELY POLPOL DIEGO Age 88, of Wailuku, HI, passed away December 19, 2013 in Wailuku. Born January 28, 1925 in Hawi, Big Island. Member of Maui Adult Daycare Center and United Visayan Club. She is survived by sons, Larry (Marlene) Diego, Peter (Kathleen) Diego, Daniel (Lise) Diego; daughters, Constance (Paul) Apuna-Diego, Suzette (Charles) Catekista, Lorena (Brian) Stepp; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild; caregiver, Renee Raras. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:15 a.m. Prayer Service 12 Noon Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Maui. Adult Daycare Center 11 Mahaolu St. Suite B, Kahului, Maui 96732.

BERNARDO UTANES FORONDA

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BERNARDO UTANES FORONDA Age 75, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 28, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born January 16, 1938 in Buguey, Cagayan Valley, Philippines. Retired from State of Hawaii Department of Human Services. He is survived by wife, Marcela R. Foronda; daughter, Marina (Kennedy) Forsythe; sons, Mir (Czarina) Foronda, Winno Foronda; 4 grandchildren; brother, Rogelio (Estrella) Foronda; sister, Lydia Gimeno. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 23) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Earl Hajime Fujii

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Dec. 25, 2013
Earl Hajime Fujii, 75, of Kailua, retired president of Oahu Painting & Decorating, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Judy S.; sons Jay S. and Daryl E.M.; brothers Stanley, Allan and Myron; sisters Carol Inouye and Susan Tsuchiyama; and three granchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Walter Tadao Fujimoto

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Jan. 11, 2014
Walter Tadao Fujimoto, 80, of Honolulu, a retired S. Horita mason, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley K., son Guy T., daughters Tammie J. Ikehara and Stacy A. Shigemura, sister Jane H. Inayoshi and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ruth Miharu Fujiyama

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Jan. 2, 2014
Ruth Miharu Fujiyama, 85, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons David and Paul; daughters Lisa Foster, Madeline Foley and Gayle Fujiyama; brothers Masanori and Masami Ohara; sister Kame Nakandakari; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Theodore Hauoli Hackbarth

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Nov. 6, 2013
Theodore Hauoli “Joe” Hackbarth, 70, of Honolulu, a retired union business agent, died in New York City. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Janice P., daughter Robyn P. Ponty, son Jason K. Pang, brothers Fred and Albert M., and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at Kailua Beach Park. Services: 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Shorts welcome. No flowers. Lei welcome.

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Betty Fumiko Higa

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Dec. 18, 2013
Betty Fumiko Higa, 95, of Kaneohe, a retired Ilikai Hotel pantry worker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Alvin K. and Gerald M.; daughters Patricia H., Victoria M. and Valerie T.; brothers Yutaka Takeo and George “Rocky” Hirakawa; and sister Asayo Nishihara. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mei Pou Ho-Ki

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Jan. 4, 2014
Mei Pou Ho-Ki, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chen Chow, China. She is survived by husband Wai Sing Ki, sons Ken Ki and Jin Long Wu, and numerous grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Harold Lee Sing Hong

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Nov. 6, 2013
Harold Lee Sing Hong, 79, of Waianae, an electrician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wendell and Michael Hong, and Rodney and Darryl Lum; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 290 Sand Island Access Road.

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Dolores Nakako Ida

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Dec. 20, 2013
Dolores Nakako Ida, 89, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu and Kahuku, a homemaker, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dennis and Gerald, and four grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Jan. 7.

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Henry Imanaka

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Jan. 3, 2014
Henry Imanaka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education administrator; a principal for Jarrett Intermediate, Kaimuki High, McKinley High and Lunalilo Elementary schools; and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valerie, son Mitchell, daughter Vicki Takenaka, stepson Kevin Lee, stepdaughter Diane Lee, brother Robert and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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LEONARD YUKIO ITO

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LEONARD YUKIO ITO Mr. Leonard Yukio Ito, age 64, of Powder Springs, GA, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 18th in the Chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta with Rev. Jimmy Driscoll officiating. Mr. Ito was a Vietnam Conflict Era U. S. Marine Corps veteran and was awarded two Purple Hearts. He later served in the U. S. Army Reserves. Mr. Ito retired from Civil Service as a pipe fitter. Mr. Ito is survived by his wife Carolyn Ito of Powder Springs, GA; sons & daughter-in-law, Tim Ito of Hiram, GA, Rocky & Lesa Ann Casteel of Acworth, GA; daughters & sons-in-law, Lydia Casteel-Phillips & Bart Phillips of Powder Springs, GA, Cherie & Richard Mellick of Dallas, GA; brothers, Glenn Ito of Alabama, Melvin Ito of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Esther Ito of Kaneohe, Hawaii; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 18th at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta (770) 424-4924.

Henry Costa Brum Jr.

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Jan. 14, 2014
Henry Costa Brum Jr., 97, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tel PBX installer, died in Ewa Beach. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Lillian; sons Raymond C., Henry C. III and Michael C.; sister Terry C.; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Martin John Quigley Jr.

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Jan. 12, 2014
Martin John Quigley Jr., 75, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired Realtor and security guard, died at home. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by daughters Ellen Q.S. Walraven and Suzanne Wheeler, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

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Henry Regohos Jr.

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Jan. 3, 2014
Henry Regohos Jr., 62, of Kailua-Kona, an auto mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doreen; son Travis; daughter Yvonne Hail; parents Edmund Paul and Miguela Chung-Hoon; brothers Michael Regohos, Richard Demitrial and Steven and Edmund D.K. Chung-Hoon; sisters Catherine Villanueva, Joanne Morimoto, Michelle Darcy Espanto, Cynthia Kanuha and Danderine Clark; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 24 at A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home.

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Agapito Sumarnap Jr.

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Jan. 7, 2014
Agapito “Pete” Sumarnap Jr., 67, of Hilo, a Hawaii County drafting engineer, died. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Stella; sons Shane and Charles Jay; daughters Chelsi and Mahana Akina, and Riann Sumarnap; stepsons Melvin and Mark Thomas; sister Norma Kneese; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, Ainaola Ward. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Naalehu Cemetery.

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Jonah Ka’aialii

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Dec. 20, 2013
Jonah Ka’aialii, 78, of Las Vegas, a retired Mandalay Bay dealer, owner of Kaaialii House of Color in Hollywood, Calif., and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marge; sons Dale, Daniel and Mitchell; daughter Jennifer; and sisters Rebecca Kaaekuahiwi and Aggie Pililaau. Private services. Scattering of ashes at Pokai Bay, Waianae, at a later date. Flowers welcome.

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Cora Kaya Kadota

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Jan. 12, 2014
Cora Kaya Kadota, 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by husband Clifton, son Richard, daughter Linda, brother Bill, sister Terry and two grandchildren. Private inurnment was held. Donations suggested to Kapaa United Church of Christ.

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Sue Akagi Kagawa

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Nov. 27, 2013
Sue Akagi Kagawa, 101, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Harold T. and Ronald M., daughter Mary E., three grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Betty Shizuko Kau

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Jan. 7, 2014
Betty Shizuko Kau, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Valerie A. Kuraya; sisters Carol H. Doi, Chiyoko Kagihiro and Doris Yamamoto; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Kalvin K.G. Lam

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Dec. 28, 2013
Kalvin K.G. Lam, 65, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Celia, son Thomas, daughter Dayna, mother Moo Jung, brothers Edward and Herman, and sister Marianne. Private services.

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Richard Landreth

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Jan. 7, 2014
Richard “Red” Landreth, 68, of Aiea, an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by cousins Anne Duke, Marilyn Mathews, Susan Solomon and Nancy Rhoades. Private services.

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Thac Thoai Loi

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Jan. 12, 2014
Thac Thoai Loi, 77, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Thao Ngoc Ta; sons William, Philip and David Tse; daughter Annie Kim Tse; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. White or black attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Lillian Lai Ung Young Lum

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Jan. 5, 2014
Lillian Lai Ung Young Lum, 83, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wendell Taniguchi and Nicholas Lum, daughters Edwina Suzuki and Janine Carlson, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Norio George Matsui

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Jan. 9, 2014
Norio George Matsui, 87, of Kahului, a carpenter in the hotel and residential industries, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Otoyo S. and son Jason K. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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