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Hope Staab: 1951-2014

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Hope Staab, an influential member of the foreign-language teaching community in Hawaii who led Punahou School’s Wo International Center to become a model of global education, died of cancer Feb. 3, the school announced late Saturday.

She was 62.

“Over Hope’s 37 years at Punahou, she touched the lives of many students and colleagues, while also building an extraordinary global community of educators and friends,” Punahou School President Jim Scott said in a statement. “She was an inspiring teacher, a visionary leader and a true friend.”

In 2011 the National Association of Independent Schools honored Staab with its Global Citizen Award for her contributions to global education. Two years later the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council recognized the Wo International Center with its Paul S. Bachman Award for having “contributed significantly to the improvement of relations between the United States and its neighbors in Asia and the Pacific.”

Born in Taiwan, Hope Kuo, whose father was a doctor with the World Health Organization, grew up in Korea, Samoa and Fiji, and those early experiences shaped her lifelong empathy for other cultures.

“She really had a passion for other cultures,” said her brother Louis Kuo. “Her love of learning took her around the world, but she always looked for the commonalities among people.”

A neighbor in Korea was from Kansas, so she gravitated to the University of Kansas, where she received a double Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics and East Asian studies. She then came to Hawaii to pursue her master’s degree in English20140210_staab as a second language at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

She later acquired a second master’s in Chinese linguistics from UH-Manoa.

In 1976, her first year teaching at Punahou, she launched the school’s Mandarin Chinese language program and started its global languages after-school and summer school programs, which continue to serve students from throughout the community. She served as head of the Foreign Languages Department from 1986 to 1991.

She was married for several years, beginning in 1976, to Chris Staab, a Punahou English teacher.

Hope Staab was named a Joseph Klin­gen­stein Fellow in 1985-1986, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in 1987 and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in 1992. She served on the board of the Chinese Language Educators of Hawaii and of the national Chinese Language Teachers Association and, in 1992, was named Foreign Language Teacher of the Year by the Hawai‘i Association of Foreign Language Teachers.

Staab was appointed co-director of Wo International Center in 1995 and three years later became its director, a position she held for the next 15 years. Under her leadership the center expanded travel and study opportunities for students and teachers from Punahou and from the community; forged new partnerships with schools in China, Japan, Costa Rica and Ghana; and in 2010 launched the Student Global Leadership Institute, which each year convenes 79 students from eight countries to collaborate on global issues.

“She was a really loving mother and a mentor to so many people,” said daughter Janice Staab. “She really brought people together.”

Recalled daughter Malia Staab, “My mother always encouraged me to understand different cultures and that I should go to other places to see how their cultures are — what their good points are and what their bad points are; that we should not only understand our own culture; that we should have a global worldview.”

In addition to her daughters, Staab is survived by ex-husband Chris, mother T.H. Kuo, sisters Patricia Kuo and Betty Zito, brother Louis and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Thurston Memorial Chapel on the Punahou campus, with a reception to follow in the courtyard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Punahou School in memory of Hope Kuo Staab.

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James K. Akiu

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Feb. 2, 2014
James K. Akiu, also known as “Uncle Jimmy” and “Uncle Kimo,” 82, of Haiku, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by hanai sister Blossom Diaz and guardian Connie Munoz. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Burial at noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Librada Cabotaje Lavin Ancheta

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Jan. 10, 2014
Librada Cabotaje Lavin “Bading” Ancheta, 92, of Waipahu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons David, Gilbert, Benjamin and Raymond; daughter Mary Ann; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire.

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Librada Cabotaje Ancheta

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2-9 LIBRADA CABOTAJE ANCHETALIBRADA CABOTAJE ANCHETA Was born to Kentina Cabotaje and Vicente Lavin on November 29, 1921. At the end of World War II she met Cirilo C. Ancheta and in 1946, they married. In 1947, she travelled to Hawaii to join dad and the family followed with David, Gilbert, Ben, Raymond, and Mary Ann. She ingrained in her children the values of family unity, hard work, service, and love for God. She cared for dad as Alzheimer and Parkinson disease slowly took him away until he passed away on September 7, 1987. She was a devoted member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Waipahu and was active in the Filipino Catholic Club and the Lady’s Alter Society. She loved singing and caring with her 11 grand children and 20 great grand children. Family was everything to her. She carried herself with strength, pride, dignity and courage until the end. On January 10, 2014, at the age of 92, she reunited with dad. We miss you mom. We will always love you. Give dad a hug and kiss for us.

Lorna Yim Anderson

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Dec. 11, 2013
Lorna Yim Anderson, 72, of Riverside, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a day care provider, died in Riverside. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence “Larry-Boy” Narvaez, Paul “Paulito” Costa Jr. and Keith Yau-Fook DeGuzman; daughters Yolanda Pahinui, Twila-Dawn “Dawnie” Robinson and Robin-Jo Anderson; brother Henry Lopes; sister Joyce Shafer; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation at noon Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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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, Jimmy 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. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Wesley Leonard Chang

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Jan. 27, 2014
Wesley Leonard Chang, 62, of Honolulu, an employee at the Kahala Hilton and in Chinatown, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Thelma, brother Derrick and sisters Judy Leilani and Lisa. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Kaimana Beach, Waikiki. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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LILA CHUN CHRYSTAL

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2-9 LILA CHRYSTALLILA CHUN CHRYSTAL 82 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on January 17, 2014 at the Kaiser Medical Center. She was borh March 18, 1931 in Waialua, Hawaii. Mrs. Chrystal was the Director of Nursing at the Hawaii State Hospital. She later became and retired as the Adminstrative Nurse for the Department of Health. Survived by brothers, Henry (May) and Thomas (Kay) Chun; sisters, Grace Siu and Gladys (Robert) Lee; nieces and nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death in 2000 by husband James Chrystal. Visitation Wedneday, February 12, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. A Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Inurnment will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of monetary gifts donations may be made in her memory to the donor’s favorite charity. Casual Attire. No flowers.

BARBARA ANN KEALA CLIFTON

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BARBARA ANN KEALA CLIFTON Age 74, passed away on January 7, 2014 in Vallejo, California. Born July 12, 1939 in Ulupalakua, Maui. She was a Kupuna for a Hawaiian Cultural Program and a former employee of Farm Air Service Inc. in California as a secretary. She is survived by brothers, John (Rosaline) Keali’i, James Kimo (Leila) Pihana, Simeon Ku’ulei (Beth) Pihana; sisters, Nancy Kanani English, Winona Thelma Chaney, Sally Maile (James) Gow, Iona Ku’uipo (Melvin) Kalahiki, Frances Leina’ala (Chester) Hoapili, Ida Mae Kehaulani (Trini Navarres) Pihana; son, Millard Sonny C.K. (Nani) Clifton Jr.; daughters, Sherry (Chris) Clifton, Tanya (Jesse Houghtailing) Clifton; hanai daughter, Ellen (John Smith) Kamai; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30am Tuesday (February 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30pm at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Barbara Jean Fisher

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Feb. 4, 2014
Barbara Jean Fisher, 71, of Makaha died in Makaha. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Robert J.; sons Reynold T. Jr. and Brian M. Talli, and John S. Jr. and James A. Greenwood; sister Janet Nario; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society Hawaii at cancer.org.

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Cecilia Kalili Hapakuka

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Feb. 2, 2014
Cecilia Kalili Hapakuka, 93, of Kula, Maui, a Silversword Inn employee, died at home. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by sons Paul M. and Arthur P.; daughters Leina’ala Hapakuka-Moore, and Kali and Kaniu Hapakuka; hanai son Llewellyn Swift; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Burial of urn: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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SUZANNE HIROTA

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SUZANNE HIROTA 58, of Hilo, passed away on January 27. Suzie is survived by her husband, Lyle Hirota; mother, Setsuko Asato; sister Laureen and brother Kelly. Services will be held at Makawao Hongwanji Mission on Sunday, February 16, at 1 p.m. Casual attire. Donations, in lieu of monetary gifts, may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Douglas Hiroshi Isagawa

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Jan. 27, 2014
Douglas Hiroshi Isagawa, 91, of Kahului, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. surveyor and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Bernice F., son Keith, brother Isao, sisters Katsuko Tengan and Kiyono Nakasone, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Benny Enriquez Jr.

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Jan. 11, 2014
Benny “BJ” Enriquez Jr., 53, of Pahoa, Hawaii, owner and operator of BJ’s Performance Service LLC and an Army and Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lori K.; son Benny J.K.; daughter Leslie Rosehill, father Benny Sr.; mother Trinidad Caballero; sisters Marcia “Tiny” Nakatsu, Christine Ferreira and Justina Angelo; and five grand-children. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Puna Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kaloli Drive, Keaau, Hawaii. Procession at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 from Pahoa High School to a celebration of life at noon at Uncle Robert Keliihoomalu’s residence in Kaimu, Hawaii. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Harold L. “Bill” Child, Jr.

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2-9 600540   Harold Child JrHAROLD L. BILL CHILD, JR. Former FBI Special Agent and Legal Attache Harold L. “Bill” Child, Jr. passed away on January 16, 2014 in Honolulu at the age of 93. Born in Oakland, CA, Bill and his parents were displaced by the Depression and came to Hawaii in 1931, living first in Honolulu and later in Wahiawa. Bill attended the University of Hawaii, studying foreign languages, and joined the FBI upon graduation in 1941, working in various field offices throughout the U.S. He met the love of his life, Patty (Hall) on her first day reporting to duty as secretary at the Seattle FBI office, and soon thereafter they were married in Honolulu. Because of his fluency in Japanese, as well as his outstanding field work, he subsequently opened the original office of the Legal Attache in the American Embassy in Tokyo in 1954, covering not only Japan but also Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and South Korea. Upon his retirement in 1976, Bill was honored to receive a number of awards and decorations, including the prestigious Third Class of the Order of the Sacred Treasure from the Emperor of Japan, for his contribution to cooperation between the U.S. and Japan in the field of law enforcement. Upon retirement, Bill’s dream was to return to Hawaii and trade liaison and reporting for “muddy, calloused hands.” He formed a development company and built homes in Wahiawa, doing much of the construction work himself. His next phase of “retirement” utilized his Far East contacts in challenging and enjoyable work and travel as a security consultant for several U.S. companies. Bill was a lifelong learner who loved languages and pondering the mysteries of life. He enjoyed carpentry, building furniture for his home and totem poles with his grandchildren. He loved playing bridge, reading mystery novels, and traveling with his beloved Patty. Bill truly lived his life according to the values that meant the most to him: loyalty, integrity and optimism in his work, his family and his friendships, and in fact, in all of his relationships. He was a loving and devoted son, husband and father, and a hero to his grandchildren. In addition to his wife Patty of 66 years, Bill is survived by his daughter Lynne and her husband Carl Franceschi of Needham, MA, his daughter in law Sandra Child of Chapel Hill, NC, his eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He was predeceased by his two sons, Michael and John. A family gathering in his memory will take place later this year in Honolulu.

Maximillian Kamahalonuiokalani Kuhns

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Jan. 30, 2014
Maximillian Kamahalonuiokalani Kuhns, 79, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, owner of Big Island Trucking Co., died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winona J.R.; daughters Candis K. Papalii, Kelly K. De Costa and Cory K. Causey; brother Jonathan; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Church, Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea, Hawaii. Casual attire.

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Koyuki Bessie Kurosawa

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Jan. 15, 2014
Koyuki Bessie Kurosawa, 92, of Kahului, a retired seamstress, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Gayle Asato; brothers Sam, Katsuki “Kats,” Tom and Masa Kamada; sisters Florence Yasui and Millie Miyagawa; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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LYN J. KUX

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2-9 LYN J. KUXLYN J. KUX Lyn passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Castle Hospital in Kailua. She fought a long brave battle against Multiple Myeloma with Courage, Strength, Grace, Dignity and Grit. Lyn was born in Sacramento, CA to Andrew and Betty (Baker) Miner. She was later adopted by her step-father, Dan Littleton whom she loved dearly. Lyn graduated from UC Berkley and traveled to Hawaii on the Lurline where she met her first husband, Dave Cowan. She and Dave had four children, two of whom were born in Queenstown, NZ where they lived for 5 years. In 1977 Lyn married Steve Kux. He was her best friend, confidant and travel partner. They shared 37 amazing years together. Lyn lived her life to the fullest. She loved being on the water – Hobie Cat racing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding in Kailua Bay and sailing on her boat, Kuleana. She was also an avid marathon runner for many years and kept up with her physical fitness to the very end. Lyn loved adventure. She and Steve traveled the world together and crossed many things off their bucket list. Her career path was also an adventure. She worked as an animal trainer at Sea Life Park and Kewalo Basin, then earned her LCSW from UH Manoa and spent the remainder of her career helping people in her private practice. Her most recent passion was being a docent at the Honolulu Museum of Art where she focused on the Wounded Warrior Program. Even thru her chemotherapy, she and her therapy dog Lili showed up to help the warriors. Lyn is survived by her husband, Steve Kux; children, Tiare (Rich) Pinto, Jeff (Tori) Cowan, Rick (Luisa) Cowan and Lisa (Tommy) Routsong; grandchildren, David, Andrew, Austin, Kainoa, Nai’a, Rudy, Sam and Max; great-grandchildren, Cadence and Aidyn; sisters, Rene and Karen; and her beloved dogs, Sasha, Lili and Daisy and cats, Tink and Punkin. A private service was held at Kalama Beach in Kailua. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Honolulu Art Museum – Wounded Warrior Program or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to the caring staff at Castle Hospital and a special thank you to Dr. Cho and Dr. Naai and all of their staff for caring for Lyn for the last 10 years.

ALANA WONG LAU

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2-9 ALANA WONG LAUALANA WONG LAU 87, a pioneering woman attorney of Hawaii, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 in Honolulu. The second of five children of Ah Kwo and Sun Lin Wong, Mrs. Lau grew up in the McCully neighborhood of Honolulu. A 1946 alumna of the University of Hawai’i, she left Hawai’i for the first time to attend Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. One of only five women in her graduating class, and the only Asian, she returned to the islands and was among the first women admitted to the Hawai’i bar. Mrs. Lau worked with the Department of Public Works in the Highways Rights-of-Way Division before becoming Deputy Attorney General in 1953, a position she held until 1976. She served in a number of departments during her tenure, notably the Tax, Land, and Social Services divisions. Mrs. Lau then started a solo law practice focused on wills and trusts. She was very proud of her all-women team. Remembering her own struggles, Mrs. Lau felt great responsibility for advising and opening doors of opportunity to women in the legal professions. In 2003, the Hawaii Women Lawyers Association awarded Mrs. Lau its Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005, the Hawaii State Bar Association honored her as one of six Legal Legends of Hawaii. Mrs. Lau is survived by her sister, Lavinia, brothers Livingston and Alvin, her daughters Laurie and Lisa and two grandchildren. Mrs. Lau’s husband of more than 55 years was the late Dr. Lawrence Lit Lau, Jr. A memorial service open to the public will be held for Mrs. Lau at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary East Chapel on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM. Visitation begins at 8:30 AM. A private ceremony will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Alvin and Trudy Wong ‘Ohana Scholarship at the East-West Center Foundation, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601.

Matthew Bonner Lee

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Feb. 5, 2014
Matthew Bonner “Matt” Lee, 52, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a self-employed propane distributor and owner of Lee LP Service, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Andrea, sons Brian and Kelly, daughter Katie, mother Kathryn Tanaka, brothers Jeff and Wade, and grandparent Irene. Mass: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Traditional Hawaiian celebration to follow at Hapuna Beach Park. Casual attire.

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Louise Talanoa Medeiros

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Jan. 18, 2014
Louise Talanoa Medeiros, 86, of Kahului, a retired Lihikai School crossing guard, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons James Medeiros, Joseph Kahai Jr. and Matthew Keau; daughter Bernie Kauweloa; sister Evelyn Tavares; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Kaipo Min

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Feb. 5, 2014
Robert Kaipo “Bobby” Min, 64, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Community Correctional Center captain, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deborah “Debbie”; sons Ralph, Ryan, Dustyn and Ronald “Cheezy” Min, and Naupaka Sako; daughters Raenel Leauanae, Nalani Caulford and Elyce Schnitzer; mother Rebecca; brother Ronald; sisters Haunani Adams and Cindy Cadorna; and 24 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Maui Lani Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Caroline Montalvo

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Jan. 27, 2014
Caroline Montalvo, 76, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired certified nursing assistant at Hale Makua Kahului, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kapakalua, Maui. She is survived by sons Derrick, Lionel and Randy; daughters Debora Loque, Donna Montalvo and Janice Nishimura; brothers Joseph Costa and Robert De Costa; sisters Ethel Freitas and Elizabeth Perez; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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JANET NAVAI

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2-9 JANET NAVAI b&wJANET NAVAI Janet Navai, the beloved wife of Na’i Navai, the devoted mother to sons, Adeeb and Anees and loving daughter to Qudrat & Yadollah Moshrefzadeh, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2013 at Queens Hospital surrounded by family. Janet was a devoted member of the Baha’i Faith, an advocate for the poor and needy, dedicated to the betterment of her community, consecrated her life to service and bringing joy and unity to everyone who crossed her path. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. We celebrate her ever-advancing spiritual development throughout the worlds of God.

NICOLAS MIFA OCTUBRE

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NICOLAS MIFA OCTUBRE Age 106, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 9, 2014 in Waipahu. Born November 10, 1907 in Bet-ang, Balaoan, La-Union, Philippines. A member of the Hawaii Laborers Union, Local 368. He attended St Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. He is survived by daughter, Florence (Josue) Ologani; sister, Eduarda Navalta; brother: Marcelino (Aurelia) Octubre Sr.; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 13) 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.

Magdalena Duclayan Olanda

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Feb. 1, 2014
Magdalena Duclayan Olanda, 74, of Mililani, a retired Sentinel Alarm receptionist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Michael, Nathan, Geoffrey and Jeramie; daughters Meryletta Antonio and Myrissa Jerves; sister Paulina Lucero; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. Services: 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ruth Chagami Otsuka

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Jan. 14, 2014
Ruth Chagami Otsuka, 94, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edward M.; daughters Patricia-Ann S. Otsuka-Spencer, Esther N. Ishihara and Pauline K. Nichols; stepson Paul Luke; sisters Kazuye “Lillian” Yamamoto, Betty T. Koizumi and Jennie N. Tsuchidana; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Evelyn Ho’olapuni Bishaw Sing

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Jan. 23, 2014
Evelyn Ho’olapuni Bishaw “Honeygirl” Sing, 86, of Waianae, a retired federal government telecommunications operator supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center patient services retiree, died in Lahaina. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by daughters Erilyn Kaiwi, Kehau Kahelewai and Pua’ala B. Wilbur; brothers Alexander “Ale” Sr. and David “Honeyboy” Bishaw; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kanakaloloa Cemetery, Hoolehua. Aloha attire. Lei only.

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GEORGE KYNSTON “KEOKI” KANEKAWAIOLA LINDSEY SR.

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2-9, 2-16 GEORGE K. LINDSEYGEORGE KYNSTON KEOKI KANEKAWAIOLA LINDSEY SR. George Kynston “Keoki” Kanekawaiola Lindsey Sr., 86, of Pearl City, passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1927, in Waialua, Moloka`i to Charles Robert Lindsey, Sr. and Julia Mailekini Kahele. He is survived by his wife Joan (Sniffen), sons George Kynston “Kanekawaiola” Lindsey Jr. (Tricia), Bryan Haleola Lindsey (Lori), Robert Michael Keikilani Lindsey (Nova), and daughter LaJoy Anelalani Lindsey-Hanohano (Malcolm Hanohano), 16 grand- children and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers John “Buck” Lindsey and James “Kimo” Lindsey; sisters Elvin “Maile” Lee, Marylane “Merle” Piper, and Eleanor “Lala” Pietz; Predeceased by his parents, beloved brothers Charles Robert “Brother” Lindsey, Anthony “Tony” Lindsey, Bernard Lindsey, Edwin “Eddie” Lindsey, Thomas “Tom” Lindsey and dear sister Ana Cox. He attended Kilohana School on Moloka’i and graduated from St. Louis High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. He had a long career in the Honolulu Fire Department where he retired as a Fire Captain in 1979. He later worked as a Fire Inspector with the Hickam Federal Fire Department where he retired in 2005. Being a firefighter was his passion, always wanting to be of service to not only his family and friends but to all others in need. He was a multi-talented man who was self-taught in many musical instruments from the piano, vibes, ‘ukulele and guitar serving as guitarist over the years at many hula performances for his family’s halau. Visitation on February 21, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard Chapel. Services at 10 a.m. Burial at 12:30 p.m., National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

GEORGE KYNSTON “KEOKI” KANEKAWAIOLA LINDSEY SR.

Posted On February 9th, 2014 -

GEORGE KYNSTON KEOKI KANEKAWAIOLA LINDSEY SR. George Kynston “Keoki” Kanekawaiola Lindsey Sr., 86, of Pearl City, passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1927, in Waialua, Moloka`i to Charles Robert Lindsey, Sr. and Julia Mailekini Kahele. He is survived by his wife Joan (Sniffen), sons George Kynston “Kanekawaiola” Lindsey Jr. (Tricia), Bryan Haleola Lindsey (Lori), Robert Michael Keikilani Lindsey (Nova), and daughter LaJoy Anelalani Lindsey-Hanohano (Malcolm Hanohano), 16 grand- children and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers John “Buck” Lindsey and James “Kimo” Lindsey; sisters Elvin “Maile” Lee, Marylane “Merle” Piper, and Eleanor “Lala” Pietz; Predeceased by his parents, beloved brothers Charles Robert “Brother” Lindsey, Anthony “Tony” Lindsey, Bernard Lindsey, Edwin “Eddie” Lindsey, Thomas “Tom” Lindsey and dear sister Ana Cox. He attended Kilohana School on Moloka’i and graduated from St. Louis High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. He had a long career in the Honolulu Fire Department where he retired as a Fire Captain in 1979. He later worked as a Fire Inspector with the Hickam Federal Fire Department where he retired in 2005. Being a firefighter was his passion, always wanting to be of service to not only his family and friends but to all others in need. He was a multi-talented man who was self-taught in many musical instruments from the piano, vibes, ‘ukulele and guitar serving as guitarist over the years at many hula performances for his family’s halau. Visitation on February 21, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard Chapel. Services at 10 a.m. Burial at 12:30 p.m., National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.


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