Archive for February 8th, 2014

Harold Hubert (Skip/Pineapple)

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HAROLD HUBERT (SKIP/PINEAPPLE) 70, passed away Dec.5,2013 in Citra, FL from cancer. Born July 17,1943 He was a Navy Vietnam Veteran. He spent most of his life on or around horses in Hawaii, Indiana, Georgia and Florida. When no longer able to compete, he gave riding lessons to young people. He never met a person who didn’t become his friend. He will be missed for his kolohe laugh and his big Hawaiian heart. Survived by sisters, Marilyn (Leroy) Wren (Denver,CO), Jeanne Kalahiki (Palm Desert,CA), brothers, Murdock (Norma) Weltzien (San Diego, CA), Thomas (Jackie) Weltzien (Orange, CA), Companion Juanita Smith. Family scattered ashes off Waikiki,HI. Condolences to Weltzien Ohana, 45-336 Kahowaa PL Kaneohe, HI 96744.

Paulina Barcena Amorin

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Jan. 19, 2014
Paulina Barcena Amorin, 100, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in San Quintin, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jaime B., Romeo B., Ernesto B., Albert and Henry B.; daughter Pauline Ingano; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Program: 11:30 a.m. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charles Minoru Ando

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Jan. 5, 2014
Charles Minoru Ando, 84, of Waipahu, a retired heavy equipment mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Honolulu. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sumiko; son Roy; daughter Rita; brothers James, Kenneth and George; sisters Florence Umstead, Jane Namimoto and Aiko Tanaka; and a grandchild. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Thomas H. Barlan

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Jan. 23, 2014
Thomas H. Barlan, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Moana Surfrider room service waiter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Loretta P. “Pacing”; son Rudolfo “Rudy”; daughter Virgina Puma; stepsons Boni, Jacob and Tyrone B. Celoza; stepdaughters Nora Yarnell, Pat Higa and Isabel Asuncion; hanai son Ernest Ahue; sister Julita “Julie”; 13 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; and four step- great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Barbara Ann Keala Clifton

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Jan. 7, 2014
Barbara Ann Keala Clifton, 74, of Vallejo, Calif., a Hawaiian cultural program kupuna and a Farm Air Service Inc. secretary in California, died in Vallejo. She was born in Ulupalakua, Maui. She is survived by son Millard Sonny C.K. Jr.; daughters Sherry and Tanya; hanai daughter Ellen Kamai; brothers John Keali’i, and James K. and Simeon K. Pihana; sisters Nancy K. English, Winona T. Chaney, Sally M. Gow, Iona K. Kalahiki, Frances L. Hoapili and Ida M.K. Pihana; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yuriko Lily Correira

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Jan. 14, 2014
Yuriko Lily Correira, 86, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Nut factory controller, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband William, daughters Wilma Asato and Marlyce Correira, brothers Tadao and Masa Tasaka, sisters Nancy Kaaekuahiwi and Akiko Dumadag, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa. Services: 10 a.m.

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Florine Ray Culbreth

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June 4, 2013
Florine Ray Culbreth, 93, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, a retired public elementary school teacher in Hawaii, and her husband, Howard Cranford Culbreth, 92, also of Idaho Falls, a retiree of the Navy and Dillingham Corp. safety division, died at home. She was born in Burlington, N.C. He was born in Aberdeen, N.C. They are survived by son Steven, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Clarence M. Ray Jr. and sister Margaret Ray. He is also survived by sister Helen C. Dietze. Interment: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Howard Cranford Culbreth

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April 23, 2013
Florine Ray Culbreth, 93, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, a retired public elementary school teacher in Hawaii, and her husband, Howard Cranford Culbreth, 92, also of Idaho Falls, a retiree of the Navy and Dillingham Corp. safety division, died at home. She was born in Burlington, N.C. He was born in Aberdeen, N.C. They are survived by son Steven, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Clarence M. Ray Jr. and sister Margaret Ray. He is also survived by sister Helen C. Dietze. Interment: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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JOSEPH ELABAN

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JOSEPH ELABAN, 85 Joseph Elaban, 85, of Kailua, died on January 17, 2014, at Castle Hospital in Honolulu. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary- Mauka Chapel with a Service at 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Borthwick Mortuary-Honolulu is assisting with the arrangements. Joseph Elaban was born on October 27, 1928, in Wailuku, Maui. He was the son of Pedro and Virginia (Kamaka) Elaban of Pukalani. He was a Retired Ground Maintenance Foreman for The National Cemetery of the Pacific. He is survived by three son’s William W. (Cindy), Joseph Jr. (Blanche) and Tommy L. (Becky); two daughters Geraldine and Catherine; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. Joseph enjoyed fishing on his boat named “Abby E”, he also liked weightlifting, riding motorcycle and singing songs by Don Ho and Elvis.

Betty Ancheta Fahselt

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Feb. 2, 2014
Betty Ancheta Fahselt, 51, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Wilcox Memorial Hospital dietitian, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by companion Nelson Nitta Sr., son Nelson Nitta Jr., daughters Amanda and Salena, parents Juan “Jackie” and Rehina Ancheta, brothers Clayton and Gabriel Ancheta, sister Teresa Ancheta-Worrell and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 17 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Erva Farnsworth

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Jan. 20, 2014
Erva Farnsworth, 97, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired elementary school teacher, died. She was born in California. She is survived by daughter Bridget Milligan, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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James Francis Flynn

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Jan. 4, 2014
James Francis “Jimmy” Flynn, 73, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., president of Flynn Paving Co. and a Navy veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons Thomas, Michael, Timothy and Matthew; and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

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Edith Hiltbrand

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Feb. 4, 2014
Edith Hiltbrand, 96, of Kailua, a teacher and farmer, died in Kailua. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons David, Ross and Paul; daughter Louisa C. Fuller; hanai daughter Carmen Ching; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services in New York. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Grace Nagano Houchin

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Jan. 29, 2014
Grace Nagano Houchin, 89, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, Kona Village Resort employee and part owner of Evergreen Motorcars, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Charles Corrales and Zachary Houchin; daughters Caren Hisaoka, Cora Bailey, Sueann Carter, Lori Palmer and Casie Yannarell; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ronald Benedict Iida

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Feb. 5, 2014
Ronald Benedict Iida, 77, of Lihue, a State Farm Insurance agent, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Jean H.; son Jeffrey; daughters Darrellyn Lemke, Rona Beal and Ardna Seiffert; brother Sherwood; sister Jocelyn Iida-Yamamoto; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. March 1 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Phillip Delos Santos Perreira Jr.

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Feb. 6, 2014
Phillip Delos Santos Perreira Jr., 77, of Honolulu, a Federal Aviation Administration flight service retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth K.M., sons William D. and Kevin D. Kaneko, daughter Cheryl L. Scellato, brothers Winston and Leo Perreira, and sister Yolanda Keliikuli. Private services.

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Wilhelmina Sophia Kanae

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Jan. 23, 2014
Wilhelmina Sophia Kanae, 80, of Waimanalo, a retired entertainer, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest and Steven; daughters Wilhelmina M. Kanae and Frances Becker; brother William Gomes; sisters Gertrude Mahoney, Ruth Yap, Ernestine Kama, Juanita Shoehigh and Claire Ann Cabrido; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Vivian Kaupu

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Jan. 30, 2014
Vivian “Lucky” Kaupu, 68, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in North Kona, Hawaii. She is survived sons Bernard and Silva Jr.; daughter Sylvia Tayamen; hanai sons Mike Rivera, Nick, Keola and Gary Kaawa, and Gordon Kala; hanai daughter Jennifer Gouveia; brothers Henry Sr. and Nolan Grace; sisters Kamila Nolan, Juanita Pedro, Linda Saiki and Sandy Kawagor; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward, Naalehu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lyn J. Kux

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Feb. 5, 2014
Lyn J. Kux, 74, of Kailua, a private practice licensed clinical social worker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by husband Steve, sons Jeff and Rick Cowan, daughters Tiare Pinto and Lisa Routsong, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Honolulu Museum of Art, Wounded Warrior Project or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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Alberta Siaris Manijo

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ALBERTA SIARIS MANIJO Alberta Siaris Manijo, 83, passed away on January 18, 2014. Alberta was preceded in death by her father Custodio Ciaris and mother Alice Academia, husband Maxim Manijo, siblings Margaret Batalon, William Siaris, Madeline Mafanas, Beatrice Siaris, and Henry Siaris. She is survived by her sister Evelyn Gomez, daughters Shirley Mayes, Sheila Ward, Bernadette Curtley, Anna Bayes, and Maxine Courtney. She also is survived by eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Richard Stanley Masters

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Jan. 11, 2014
Richard Stanley Masters, 79, of Honolulu, a hairstylist, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Lobaczowka, Poland. He is survived by sisters Jadwiga Wojcik and Danuta Zachariasiewicz. Services in Canada.

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Veneranda Mauricio Mendoza

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Jan. 15, 2014
Veneranda Mauricio Mendoza, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Marcelino, Zambales, Philippines. She is survived by husband Nicolas L., sons Michael M. and Maynard M., daughters Melani M. Widawsky and Maureen M. Robinson, brother Edmund C. Mauricio, sisters Norma M. Legaspi and Nenita M. Mondonedo, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, Mililani. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Cathy Moniz

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Feb. 3, 2014
Cathy Moniz, 51, of Kaneohe, a Castle Medical Center PBX operator, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alan; son Joshua; daughter Ashley; hanai son Keone Hoopili Moniz; parents Lyla and William Cahill; brothers Raymond DeCosta and William “Bill” Cahill; sisters Heidi Ervin, and Theresa and Ann Marie Cahill; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Margaret Haruka Nekota

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Jan. 28, 2014
Margaret Haruka Nekota, also known as Hanayagi Miharu, 94, of Honolulu, a professional classical Japanese dance instructor, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Joanne K. Ching, stepdaughter Maybelle A. Moore, brother Kazutaka Ishii, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mistie Dawn Pontin

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Jan. 19, 2014
Mistie Dawn Pontin, 37, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Dover, Ohio. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Keone and Elijah; daughters Shari-Ann, Shanel and Melissa; parents Joseph and Desiree Leggett; grandmothers Frances Viloria and Doris Leggett; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Luis Serano Quel

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Feb. 3, 2014
Luis Serano Quel, 93, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired salesman for Harry’s Appliances and Sears Roebuck & Co., and a Kauai Surf chef, died at home. He was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Pacifico “Pat,” daughters Elsie Ollado and Norma Vida, sister Adelina Q. Villamar, 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 15 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Elizabeth Ramsey

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Feb. 4, 2014
Elizabeth Ramsey, 86, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired American Airlines sky chef, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kauna Kihikihi, daughters Greglinn Ramseyer and Ivanelle “Bea” Hatton, brother William Arthur, sister Phyliss Arthur, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Clednice Maria Severson

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Jan. 31, 2014
Clednice Maria “Jenice” Severson, 60, of Kailua, a Saint Francis School teacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Brazil. She is survived by companion Chuck Hall, son Carlos, daughter Tatiana Neves, father Edson Azevedo, brothers Cledson and Quinho Azevedo, sister Cledejane Azevedo and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Arthur Akau Sr.

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Jan. 4, 2014
Arthur “Ace” Akau Sr., 62, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a Parker Ranch trucking foreman and Oye Construction groundskeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Arthur Jr., Jason and Theodore Akau, Cody Oshiro and Brian Carvalho; daughter Krista; brothers Arnold Sr. and Arden; sister Theodora Gaspar; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Imiola Congregational Church, Kamuela. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Mahukona. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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MARSHALL TAIJIRO TANAKA

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MARSHALL TAIJIRO TANAKA Age 92, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2014. Correction to obituary.


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