Archive for January 23rd, 2014

Misao Alice Tihada

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Jan. 17, 2014
Misao Alice Tihada, 92, of Lahaina, a retired Royal Lahaina Resort housekeeping inspectress, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Eugene and Lanny, brothers Stanley and Donald Furukawa, sisters Sawae Nakao and Harumi Hiraga, eight grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Numeriano Tangaro Tampon Jr.

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Jan. 17, 2014
Numeriano Tangaro “Junior” Tampon Jr., 47, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an Excavation Tech heavy equipment operator and truck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Marlene Eleneki, son Ryan, daughters Cherie Tampon and Tierra Madrona, hanai son Jaston Eleneki, parents Numy Sr. and Priscilla, sisters Lita Torres and Gina Kaupe, and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mission of Saints Peter and Paul, Waimea Bay. Services: 11 a.m. Additional visitation and services to be held Feb. 1 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo; times to be announced later. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Homelani Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

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Angel Flores Stevenson

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Dec. 20, 2013
Angel Flores Stevenson, infant child of Mark and Clarissa of Mililani, died in Mililani. Stevenson is also survived by brother Andrew and sister Shanaya. Private services.

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Joseph Warren Stevens Jr.

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Jan. 13, 2014
Joseph Warren Stevens Jr., 86, of Kailua, a retired Marine Corps major, died in Kailua. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He is survived by wife Kay; sons Christopher, Daly and Joseph III; daughters Stacy Bruhn and Holly Tam; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Donations suggested to National Parkinson Foundation Hawaii Chapter at 3375 Koapaka St. No. 1540, Honolulu, HI 96819, and Hospice Hawaii at 924-9255 or 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Pearl Rimando Slaughter

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Dec. 9, 2013
Pearl Rimando Slaughter, 77, of Las Vegas, a nanny, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by sons Bobby Rimando, Ronnie Jensen and Jerry Slaughter; and daughters Lori Jensen and Tammy Hiromoto. Services held in North Las Vegas, Nev. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Kajukenbo School, 150 E. Centennial Parkway, Suite 104, North Las Vegas, NV 89084.

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Lansfield Fredrick Pascual

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Jan. 13, 2014
Lansfield Fredrick “Makule” Pascual, 50, of Lihue, a state Department of Education employee at Kauai High School, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Merlyn and Charles Raco, Edwin and Howard Ramos, and Laurence and Dennis Pascual; and sisters Geraldine Ebinger, Georgianna Farthing, Sharmaine Simao, Mamo Keopuhiwa and Cheryl Delos Santos. Visitation and services: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 1 at Niumalu Canoe Club, Kalapaki Beach Park. Scattering of ashes and potluck luncheon to follow.

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Timothy Leo Palmer

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Jan. 4, 2014
Timothy Leo Palmer, 49, of Hilo died at home. He was born in Jersey City, N.J. He is survived by companion Robert Booth Jr., parents Clifton and Kathleen, brothers Kurt and Scott, and sister Jennifer. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Casual attire.

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Beatrice Leina’ala Ho’okahi Nobriga

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Jan. 15, 2014
Beatrice Leina’ala Ho’okahi Nobriga, 87, of Waimea, Hawaii, a phone company operator, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel front desk employee and Cattleman’s Steakhouse employee, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Richard, brothers David S. Ho’okahi and Kenneth Konanue, sisters Sarah Mendoza and Harriett Ackerman, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Imiloa Congregational Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow.

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Stacy Ann Kam Inn Nishina

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Jan. 5, 2014
Stacy Ann Kam Inn Nishina, 47, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Les Murashige; daughters Lexi, Zoey and Luna; parents Vincent and Carleen; and brothers Kevin and Sheldon. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Cletus Mooya

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Jan. 18, 2014
The Rev. Cletus Mooya, 40, of Honolulu, a Roman Catholic priest, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Mazamuka, Zambia. He is survived by parents Joseph and Mary; brothers Christian, Leonard, Fred, Austern and Eugine; and sister Judith. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Co-Cathedral. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to be held in Zambia.

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Libby Kahalewehi Mendonca

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Jan. 3, 2014
Libby Kahalewehi Mendonca, 84, of Pauoa Valley died. She was born in Hilo. Services: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu.

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Pacita Respicio Manasas

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Dec. 19, 2013
Pacita Respicio “Pat” Manasas, 78, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Ewa, a retired state Department of Education health aide, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Roddy; sons Michael, Marvin and Leland Fuentes, and Sean Manasas; daughters Joanne Rios, Leona Castillo, Tara Aragosa and Kaohu Montgomery; brothers Roy, Artie, Rosalino, Cornelio, Bruno Jr. and Jack Respicio; sisters Vicki Smith and Catherine Cabudol; 30 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Douglas K. Mahi

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Jan. 4, 2014
Douglas K. Mahi, 71, of Pearl City, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Hisae, son Daniel, daughters Anne and Dianne, brother Henry, sisters Jackie M. Erickson and Dannette Hanohano, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Robert Koon Wah Lee

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Jan. 4, 2014
Robert Koon Wah Lee, 95, of Honolulu, a co-owner of Fong Fong Chop Suey Restaurant in Kaimuki and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mabel T., sons Bobby T. and Ronald M., daughter Jan L. Mau and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Sheu Jin Lam

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Dec. 29, 2013
Sheu Jin Lam, 85, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Zhong Shan, China. She is survived by sons Herbert C.W. and Nathan S.C., daughter Laura L. Morimoto and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshie Kuraya

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Dec. 23, 2013
Yoshie Kuraya, 94, of Honolulu, a Reef Sportswear retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by daughter Charlotte Nakamura, sisters Naomi E. Ueda and Jane A. Tabusa, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Kana’i Mana Kekuewa-Nuuanu

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Oct. 27, 2013
Kana’i Mana Kekuewa-Nuuanu, infant son of Clarence Nuuanu and Rhapsody K. Kekuewa of Waianae, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Brawnson Kekuewa and Kyson-Pharoah Kekuewa-Nuuanu; sisters Naveah Kekuewa and Lyriq and Meadow Kekuewa-Nuuanu; grandparents Rowen Kekuewa and Lovey Mae Nuuanu; and great-grandparent Eleanor Kekuewa. Private services.

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Alvin Francis Jardine Jr.

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Jan. 8, 2014
Alvin Francis Jardine Jr., 63, of Wailuku, a painter and sandblaster, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons David L. Akeo, Alvin III and James P. Jardine, and Bula Miller; daughters Naomi R. Aloy, Trina L. Bright and Michelle Cabaccang; parents Alvin Sr. and Rebecca; brothers Pinky, Renfred and Tyson; sisters Germayne, Loralei, Parona and Shezale; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Door of Faith Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road, Wailuku. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Peggy Sueko Ishitani

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Jan. 12, 2014
Peggy Sueko Ishitani, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery tour guide, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Masaichi and sisters Ethel Onitsuka and Kikue Takasane. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Rodney Alan Ho

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Dec. 5, 2013
Rodney Alan Ho, 58, of Pearl City, owner and proprietor of Vertical Blind Specialist, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dawn Darnell-Ho, sons Justin and Rodney Jr., stepsons Ryan and Evan Darnell, mother Alice Batten, brother Lawrence Batten, sisters Jeannie Tisalona and Linda Yoshimura, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Marian K.N. Ho

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Jan. 11, 2014
Marian K.N. Ho, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center medical secretary, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Elsie H. Quinn, Constance Ho and Anita H. Brewster. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Tsuruko Higa

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Dec. 7, 2013
Tsuruko Higa, 93, of Valley Spring, Calif., formerly of Kohala, Hawaii, owner of Higa Tofu and Shige’s Service Station, died. She was born in Kohala. She is survived by sons Gilbert and Harold; daughters Elaine Ota, Fay Driskell and Agnes Cloney; sisters Betty Higa and Sueko Nagao; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mariano Rarugal Hernando

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Dec. 29, 2013
Mariano Rarugal Hernando, 71, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosita; sons Nelson, Joey and Ronald; daughters Lilibeth Johnson, Elsa Taclan and Laygie Bacarro; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas J. Greaney

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Jan. 5, 2014
Thomas J. Greaney, 60, of Olive Bridge, N.Y., and Hawaii, a retired New York City Fire Department lieutenant, died at home in New York. He was born in Rockaway Beach, N.Y. He is survived by son Liam, daughters Mairead and Alison, brother Buddy, sister Mary McHale and two grandchildren. Services held.

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Donna Marie Gomes

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Jan. 12, 2014
Donna Marie Gomes, 63, of Honolulu, a retired account manager at Paradise Beverages and American Linen Service Co., died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Randy; son Kekoa Ornellas; brothers John, Peter and Donald; sister Annie Landon; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church. Mass to follow. Celebration of life: 1-3:30 p.m at the Elks Club, Waikiki. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Susan G. Komen foundation.

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Juanita Albin Gibson

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Jan. 13, 2014
Juanita Albin Gibson, 86, of Honolulu, an Allstate Insurance retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Luis Antoco Gantan

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Jan. 12, 2014
Luis Antoco Gantan, 83, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Pampanga, Philippines. He is survived by wife Luz S.; sons Lester, Eddie and Edgar; daughters Lenore Ginoza and Editha Villanueva; brothers Jerry and Fernando; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Honolulu. Services at noon. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Pamela Chiemi Fujimoto

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Jan. 18, 2014
Pamela Chiemi Fujimoto, 59, of Kahului, a retired Kamalii Elementary School teacher, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jay; son Ken; daughter Kara Yoshida; brothers Glenn, Darryl and Terrence Morichika; and sister Jan Medeiros. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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James Kenneth Ferreira

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Jan. 3, 2014
James Kenneth Ferreira, also known as “Kimo” and “Hawaiian,” 85, of Mililani, a retired aircraft engine mechanic at Hickam Air Force Base, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kenneth, Alika and Tim; daughters Debbie Zoller, Gail Inafuku, Starnani Tomlinson and Wendy “Mopsie” Tuivaioge; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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James Robert Eakman

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Jan. 12, 2014
James Robert Eakman, 68, of Tahlequah, Okla., formerly of Hawaii, a former high school teacher and an Army veteran, died in Muskogee, Okla. He was born in Springfield, Ohio. He is survived by wife Karen, daughter Lisa, mother Betty, brother Thomas and three grandchildren. Private services.

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