Archive for February 6th, 2014

Wesley Konakaimehalai Anderson

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Feb. 2, 2014
Wesley Konakaimehalai Anderson, 63, of Mililani died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Irene; daughters Thomasina Simmons, Dominique Williams and Kristin Anderson; brothers Lowell and Barrett; sister Georgette Dun; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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GAUDELIA “GODING” LACUESTA AURELLANO

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2-6 GAUDELIA AURELLANOGAUDELIA GODING LACUESTA AURELLANO Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 9, 2014 in Aiea. Born September 29, 1926 in #2 Garreta, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Badoc Pinili Aide Association. Preceded in death by husband: Fermin B. Aurellano. She is survived by sons, Florencio Aurellano, David (Veronica) Aurellano, Pedro (Alma) Aurellano, Primo (Mary Jane) Aurellano; daughters, Filomena (Luis) Valido, Melchora (Simplicio) Lacamiento, Teresita Aurellano, Elvira Aurellano, Cleotilde (Robert) Racoma, Potenciana (Tom) Juliano; step-sons, Ricardo Aurellano, Jose (Ramona) Aurellano; step-daughters, Trinidad Ganir, Isabel (Lorenzo) Palacpac, Catalina Barroga; 43 grand- children 59 great-grandchildren Sister, Esterlina Lacuesta Vergara. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Edward Balli

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Services will be held Friday for a soldier who died Jan. 20 in southern Afghanistan from small arms fire when he was attacked by insurgents.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward Balli, 42, called Kapolei home and had dreams of retirement in Hawaii in four years, his family said.

Balli, who was with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment out of Vilseck, Germany, was an unmanned aerial system operations officer platoon leader, providing the eyes in the sky for soldiers on the ground.

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. at the Schofield Barracks Main Chapel, 712 McCornack Road. A service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial with full military honors will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

The visitation is open to members of the public wishing to express their condolences, the Army said. Since it’s on post, individuals without military ID cards would need to go through Lyman Gate and get a visitor’s pass.

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GAYLETTE STEPHANIE BARNES

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2-6 GAYLETTE BARNESGAYLETTE STEPHANIE BARNES April 21, 1952 – February 2, 2014 Gaylette was born at Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, raised in Kalihi, and attended Farrington High School Gaylette was very loved and will be missed. Leaves in fond memories; Husband: of 27 years Bryan K. Barnes; Daughters: Davilyn Souter, Evelyn Hardy, Charylyn Wong, Gaylyn Sanders, and TeAndrea Tate (Eric); Son: James (Kimo) Grant; Parents: James and Helen Ortiz; Brother: Derrick Ortiz; Sister: Staci Kali (Joseph); Sister-in-Law: Carolyn Barnes. Grand Children: Jasztoni (Curtis), JD, Evan, Dominick, Javone, Jaquay, Austin, Tanner, Alex, Alexis and Aaliyah. Great Grand Children: Armani, Corwon Jr, Noelani, Taylor.

VIRGINIA “BELIN” BAUTISTA

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2-6 VIRGINIA BAUTISTAVIRGINIA VIRGIE BELIN BAUTISTA Age 71, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 4, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 14, 1942 in Honolulu, HI. Retired customer service representative for Bank of Hawaii. Class of 1960 Waipahu High School. She is survived by sons, Philip M.J. (Bernadette) Acierto, Marc Acierto; brother, Gary Bautista; 3 grandchildren; companion, Reginald “Reggie” Fallau. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Betty Joan Benson

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Dec. 18, 2013
Betty Joan Benson, nee Joan Moss, 82, of Ventura, Calif., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Howard Buford, son Robert Ibbott, daughter Gail Crutchfield, brother Harry Moss, sister Shirley Moss, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Benson Ryan Boughner

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Feb. 3, 2014
Benson Ryan Boughner, infant son of Scott and Bridget of Wahiawa, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sisters Ibaleen Caudy and Jayden Boughner; and grandparents Larry Hart, Cheryl Barnes and Robert Boughner. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wahiawa. Services: 6 p.m. Final services in Colorado.

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Flora L. Bukoski

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Jan. 23, 2014
Flora L. Bukoski, 89, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired dietitian clerk at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa. She is survived by sons Robert Bukoski and Carl and Nolan Paglinawan; daughters Teresa Morita and Darlene McHenry; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Adeline Cain-Hricik

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Feb. 2, 2014
Adeline “Addie” Cain-Hricik, 86, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired bartender, died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Robert Ketterman and Patrick Cain; daughters Genevieve Meyer, Irmagene Kaohe, Imagene Gonsalves and Sharon Cain; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Bernadette Marie Czercowy

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Jan. 15, 2014
Bernadette Marie Czercowy, 80, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by sons Richard J. and Leonard F. Jr., daughters Roxane L. Bega and Sandra L. Peer, sisters Geraldine Ewing and Jo McCloud, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Lanakila Baptist Church, Waipahu. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Adeline J. Freitas

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Jan. 29, 2014
Adeline J. “Addie” Freitas, 92, of Kalihi Valley, a retired Liberty House accounting clerk, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Eleanor McDonald and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:15 a.m. Kaiulani Cemetery, Kamanaiki Street. Online condolences: borthwickoahu. com.

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Norma Toshiko Hanamoto

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Jan. 26, 2014
Norma Toshiko Hanamoto, 79, of Kailua, a retired Foodland Super Market cashier, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clyde S., Eric T., Dean M., Alan M. and Myles T.; brothers Kazu and George Kumagai; sisters Rose Murakami and June Oshiro; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jonathan Paul Holt

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Jan. 29, 2014
Jonathan Paul Holt, 31, of Honolulu, a welder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lancaster, Pa. He is survived by parents Paul and Deborah, brother Nicholas and sister Meredith Holt Grim. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lawrence Shizuto Igarashi

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Jan. 18, 2014
Lawrence Shizuto Igarashi, 80, of Honolulu, a retired commercial graphics artist and an Air Force veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sisters Evelyn S. Tsukamoto, Sharon A. Pepple and Shirley T. Tsumoto. Private services.

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William Milton Fautt Jr.

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Feb. 1, 2014
William Milton Fautt Jr., 57, of Waimanalo, a roofer, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jackie, son William M. III and sister Gail. No services.

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Beatrice M. Kanda

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Jan. 14, 2014
Beatrice M. Kanda, 100, of Eleele, Kauai, owner of Hanapepe Tavern, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Huleia, Kauai. She is survived by son Edward Sr.; daughters Clara Yokoyama, Millie Lang, Estelle Furuike and Cathy Mosier; brothers Masao and Kunio Hasegawa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Daniel Jackson Mapu

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Daniel Jackson Mapu, who was paralyzed when he was hit by two vehicles during a sign-waving rally against drugs more than a decade ago, has died. He was 32.

Mapu died of complications from pneumonia Thursday at his Hauula home, his older brother Jimmy Mapu said.

Mapu wasn’t supposed to survive a year after the crash, which left him in critical condition with a severe brain injury. Although he remained bedridden, he eventually regained the ability to say a few words and make limited use of his left hand.

“He was actually doing really well these past few years,” said Jimmy Mapu, 36. “His body was in great condition. I think that’s part of the reason he lasted so long. He was something strong.”

The Kahuku High football star athlete and Polynesian Cultural Center dancer was with a large group of people along Kamehameha Highway in Kaaawa in 2003 when the driver of a pickup truck allegedly fell asleep and hit him. The impact sent Mapu into the path of a van that ran him over.

Mapu spent almost two years in the hospital but eventually returned home, where his family cared for him around the clock. The family later took him to Utah, where a top brain doctor worked with him on his recovery. Mapu learned to say a few words like “mom” and “hola,” using Spanish he picked up from his time as a Mormon missionary in Chicago.

About five years ago Mapu returned home to Hawaii. Church members helped build an addition to the family’s house where Mapu could live. Mapu’s mother, Maryann Mapu, had already quit her job to care for her son, and all the family members helped out in shifts.

The family helped Mapu do exercises and stretches so his muscles wouldn’t lock up.

“The goal was to get him to stand,” Jimmy Mapu said. “You could see his muscles shaking, he was trying so hard.”

Eventually, Mapu could stand, with assistance, for about a minute.

“They had said he was going to die, so every small thing was a huge miracle to us,” his brother said.

Jimmy Mapu said he was sure his brother was aware of what was happening around him, although the doctors weren’t positive.

“We would have conversations,” he said. “We felt like he was still there. Always there.”

Mapu couldn’t eat or swallow but he communicated with his eyebrows.

Before the crash, Daniel Mapu was the most lively of his six siblings, “one of those people so full of life,” Jimmy Mapu said.

After the crash his brother continued to touch others’ lives, he said. A couple from Minnesota visited the family, saying they saw Mapu’s story online and it had changed their daughter’s life.

“He’s still doing good work even though you take away everything from him,” he said. “So many blessings have come since he was in the accident. My family has become closer.”

In May, Mapu contracted pneumonia, and doctors gave him less than three months to live. He survived longer than expected, but the pneumonia eventually got the better of him, his brother said.

Since his death, guests have been continuously stopping by to give their condolences.

No charges were ever filed in the crash because investigators determined speeding, alcohol and drugs were not involved, a prosecutor’s office spokesman said.

The family, however, reached a confidential settlement in a lawsuit against the two drivers and the companies they worked for.

Jimmy Mapu, whose father is a retired Honolulu police officer, said he was surprised no charges were filed, and that the settlement was just for show because the amount didn’t cover the medical bills.

“But all of us, we all found peace now,” he said. “I’m not happy with what happened, but I think that I can finally say, ‘I forgive him.'”

Besides brother Jimmy, Mapu is survived by parents Simi and Maryann; brother Jonathan; sisters Natile, Ane, Toeupu and Tasi; and grandmothers Ane Ah You and Moli Mapu.

Visitation is set for 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Service is set for noon, followed by burial at Laie Cemetery. Flowers are welcome.

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Janet Sayoko Mimaki

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Jan. 25, 2014
Janet Sayoko Mimaki, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Education substitute teacher, died inCastle Medical Center. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Calvin H.; sons Timothy Y., Carroll H. and Robert H.; brother Nobu Abe; and sisters Janice Okamoto, Florence Hata and Elaine Ryback. Private services.

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Fred Kiyoto Mizuko

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Jan. 17, 2014
Fred Kiyoto Mizuko, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Del Monte accountant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Yukie Watanabe and Grace T. Murashige. Private services.

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Matthew E. Mulvihill

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Feb. 1, 2014
Matthew E. Mulvihill, 52, of Kailua-Kona, an orthotic and prosthetic fitter and technician, and a custom leather goods and furniture upholstery company owner, died. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by a wife and a daughter. Private services.

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Raymond Setsuo Okimoto

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Jan. 17, 2014
Raymond Setsuo Okimoto, 63, of Waianae, a restaurant manager for Treetops Restaurant at Paradise Park, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Donald T. and sisters Inez H. Okimoto and Cindy S. Sugino. Private services.

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Naunu Thomas Kekoa Spencer

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Jan. 27, 2014
Naunu Thomas Kekoa Spencer, 23, of Lihue, a construction worker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Titus Naunu Oia Io Koa O Akua Santiago Spencer; father Earl Jr.; mother Staci Gonsalves; brothers Thomas and Elijah K. Spencer, and Kolo Kaaumoana; sisters Keikilani, Tiffany K. and Anuhea K. Spencer, Jennie-Lynn and Nina Kaaumoana, Franki, Kailana and Kyla Lopez, Kayla Gushiken and Zoelynn Gonsalves; and grandparents Thomas Gonsalves Sr. and Annalene Spencer. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanalei Community Cemetery.

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Vicente Bataluna, Sr.

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2-6 VICENTE BATALUNAVICENTE BATALUNA, SR. Dec 8,1937- Jan. 28, 2014 Born in Naalehu, HI to Leoncio & Margarita (Empasis) Bataluna. Attended Lahainaluna, graduated from Konawaena High School, class of 1955. U.S. Army veteran. U.S. Postal Service retiree. Resided in Vancouver, WA until his passing. Survived by his wife, Molly (Akana) Bataluna of Vancouver, WA; children Natalie (Chad) Lahti; Vicente Jr.; Sterling; Cheryl (Craig) Beatty; and Lawrence (Loki); 14 grandchildren, and extended family. Memorial Service: Feb 8, Grace Foursquare Church; Camas, WA,11 a.m.

Renan W.K. Mahikoa Sr.

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Feb. 2, 2014
Renan W.K. Mahikoa Sr., 94, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son William “Butch,” four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. No services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jack Rowland Stancil

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Jan. 27, 2014
Jack Rowland Stancil, 76, of Kaneohe, a retired printer, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Durham, N.C. He is survived by wife Lynda Tanaka, sons Joseph and James, daughter Jackie Gregoles and numerous grandchildren. Private services.

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Nancy Y. Takahashi

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Jan. 17, 2014
Nancy Y. Takahashi, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Sears salesclerk, died in Georgia. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fred, sons Bert and Calvin, daughter Karen Kimm, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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MARSHALL TAIJIRO TANAKA

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MARSHALL TAIJIRO TANAKA Age 92, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at home. Born in Cupertino, California, he was a retired tailor. Preceded in death by his wife, Fusae, he is survived by his sons, Harry and Robert (Tomiko) Tanaka; daughters, Nobue (Bill) Sakamoto and Eileen (Alan) Masuda; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Richard Mark Totman

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Jan. 19, 2014
Richard Mark Totman, also known as “Lefty” and “Haole,” 78, of Ainaloa, Hawaii, a retired city refuse truck driver, former commander for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3830 Pahoa and a veteran of the Air Force and Marine Corps Reserve, died at home. He was born in Benton, Maine. He is survived by wife Remedios; sons Lonnie, Michael and Stephen Wilson, and Nathan and Patrick Totman; daughters Mae Clifford and Bernadette Souza; stepson Zachary Floresca; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grand- children. Visitation and committal services: 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Contact family for more information at 808-385-1097.

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Ruth Chise Uemori

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Dec. 23, 2013
Ruth Chise Uemori, 83, of Waipahu, co-proprietor of Waipahu Shell Service, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Edward; son Brian H.; daughters Susan S. Tamashiro, Janice S. Uemori and Linda S. Kono; caregivers M.J. Onato and Ro-ann Gepitulan, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Chin Yung Wei

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Jan. 27, 2014
Chin Yung Wei, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by son Frank P.S., daughters Lisa Wang and Sherry Wei, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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