Archive for February 10th, 2014

Drew M. Scobie: 1988- 2014

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By William Cole

The ashes of a 25-year-old Hawaii National Guard soldier with a love of the ocean will be scattered in an aloha oe ceremony and paddle-out Sunday at Maka­puu Beach Park, one of his favorite surf spots, officials said.

Sgt. Drew M. Scobie of Kailua, a married father of a 4-year-old son, was killed along with a Wyoming soldier and a civilian in the crash of a twin-engine turboprop reconnaissance aircraft on a night mission in Af­ghani­stan on Jan. 10.

His wife, McKenna A.K. Panui-Scobie, is expecting their second child in June.

Memorial services for Scobie will be held Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park chapel, 45-425 Kame­ha­meha Highway, Kaneohe.

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Viewing will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a service to follow. A celebration of life lunch will take place at 2 p.m. at Senator Fong’s Plantation & Gardens, 47-285 Palama Road, Kaha­luu.

An aloha oe gathering will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Maka­puu Beach Park with a paddle-out at 10 a.m. Members of the community who wish to pay their respects are invited to attend.

Scobie was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, in Wahiawa, as a fire direction operator.

He volunteered to deploy to Af­ghani­stan with Detachment 55, which is providing reconnaissance and surveillance for ground forces in Af­ghani­stan. Detachment 55 was mobilized on Oct. 8 and deployed to Af­ghani­­stan later that month.

In Afghanistan, Scobie was an aerial sensor observer technician on a Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System aircraft, which is based on a King Air 300.

“Drew said that he couldn’t be happier serving with such fine men and women,” the family said in a release developed with the Hawaii National Guard.

Scobie also worked as a perioperative technician aide at Straub Clinic & Hospital.

“In each of his career paths — both military and civilian — Drew excelled, while managing to be an outstanding family man as well,” the family said.

Scobie was born in San Francisco and moved to Kailua at age 3, his family said. He attended Kala­heo High School and George Washington High School in San Francisco.

“Drew enjoyed family time at the beach and was dedicated to teaching his son everything about the islands by sharing his passion for activities such as martial arts, football, paintball and his love for the ocean, which included surfing and body boarding,” the family said.

Scobie joined the 1/487th in 2009 as a tactical data systems specialist.

“He was eager to further his military education and specialized training, achieving multiple military occupational specialties and the rank of sergeant in just four years,” his family said.

Scobie is survived by his wife; son, Duke A.P. Scobie; mother, Karen K. Tao; father, Darryl Scobie; sister, Devan K. Scobie; brother, Jack M. Whiteted; stepbrother, Austin Whiteted; stepsisters, Portia Whiteted and Sara Whiteted; grandparents, Joyce and Ben Acma (grandfather Henry M. Tao is deceased) and Shirley and Daniel Scobie; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins both in Hawaii and on the mainland.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in support of his children through the accounts In Memory of Drew Scobie at Bank of Hawaii, and www.GoFundMe.com.

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TOSHIO ARAKI

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TOSHIO ARAKI Age 85, of Mililani, HI, passed away January 17, 2014 in Mililani. Born July 30, 1928 in Wailea, HI. Toshio was a retired Accountant of Hawaiian Telephone Co., & past Treasurer of IBEW-Local 1357. He is survived by wife, Jane Araki; son, Clinton (Virginia) Araki; daughters, Janice (Jim) Reisch, Eunice Araki of WA, Jody (Brian) Fong; sister, Shirley Kai; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Feb 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m.

Baltazar Porte Barroga

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Jan. 11, 2014
Baltazar Porte Barroga, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. employee, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Elpidio C., brother Hector, sister Somera and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Cesario Roman Campos

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Jan. 24, 2014
Cesario Roman Campos, 78, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Roland, Russell and Reg; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences at woolseymortuary.com.

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Ranelle Kanoeau Godoy-Derige

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Jan. 21, 2014
Ranelle Kanoeau Godoy-Derige, 35, of Ewa Beach, a driver for Roberts Hawaii, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Filemon Godoy Jr., mother Elizabeth Dupio, stepfather Orlando Dupio, stepmother Tammy Godoy, partner Noeau Tkachenko, brothers Jaydon and Jaren Dupio, and sisters Cheryl Dupio, Bryandi G. Padeb and Bryttani, Bryah and Breyan Godoy. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Oahu, 290 Sand Island Access Road. No flowers.

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George K. Hiwatashi

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Jan. 17, 2014
George K. Hiwatashi, 72, of Wailuku, a retired University of Hawaii Maui Campus employee for the building and grounds department, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Carol M., sons Chad and Todd, daughter Charlene, brothers Mako and Robert, sisters Masano Suzuki and Yukino Hiwatashi, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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David Teruji Ishii

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Jan. 9, 2014
David Teruji Ishii, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired federal government plumber at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen Y., brother Walter Y. and sisters Eleanor T. Ledward and Ann F. Ng. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Robert T. Matsushita

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Jan. 29, 2014
Robert T. Matsushita, 87, of Wailuku, a retired office manager for Kahului Trucking and Storage Co., died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Mabel, daughters Susan Ito and Dawn Mijo, brother the Rev. Richard, sister Peggy Obayashi and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ronald Jack Mayuiers

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Feb. 5, 2014
Ronald Jack Mayuiers, 78, of Kapalua, Maui, a real estate investor and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Gary, Ind. He is survived by wife Karen, daughter Ronnette, brother Melvin and sister Gloria Esteppe. Private services. Online condolences may be sent to ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Michael Mitsuo Muraoka

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Jan. 12, 2014
Michael Mitsuo Muraoka, 71, of Ewa Beach, a retired Masons Hawaii employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laraine; sons Michael and Todd; daughter Carole; brothers Kenneth and Emil Muraoka, and Alfred, Vernon and Samson Peneku; sister Sandy Manuel; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Elsie Yoshino Nakano

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Jan. 27, 2014
Elsie Yoshino Nakano, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Times Super Market meat cutter, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ronald H., Stephen T. and Dean A.; sister Helen S. Ikehara; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Manoa Valley Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Mitsuru Okano

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Jan. 16, 2014
Dr. Thomas Mitsuru Okano, 83, of Mililani, a retired dentist and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael and Mark, daughter Catherine Biehl and seven grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences may be sent to woolseymortuary@hotmail.com.

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Kaipo Allan Poaipuni

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Jan. 31, 2014
Kaipo Allan Poaipuni, 35, of Kanaio, Maui, a cook at TJ Warehouse in Wailuku, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Tiffany; sons Calvin Wong, Treyson Keahi-Poaipuni and Kaimana Martin; daughters Makana-Lynn Hewlett and Jaylynn and Jennifer R. Poaipuni; and parents Victor and Nancy. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waipuna Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional services: noon Feb. 22 at Keokea Park. Online condolences to be sent to ballardfamilymortuary.com.

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EVELYN HOOLAAPUNI “HONEYGIRL” BISHAW SING

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EVELYN HOOLAAPUNI HONEYGIRL BISHAW SING 86, of Waianae, was born on November 13th, 1927 in Ho’olehua, Moloka’i, passed away surrounded by family in Lahaina, Maui on January 23rd, 2014. Retired after 41 years as a telecommunications operator with the Federal government, Hickam Air Force Base and 15 years with Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Preceded in death by parents: Christian and Henrietta Bishaw; Sisters: Kaonohi Groves and Malia Rees; Brothers: Christian, Elia, Jack, and Solomon Bishaw. Survived by daughters: Erilyn (Cornwell) Kaiwi of Lahaina, Kehau Kahalewai and Pua’ala Bishaw (Rich) Wilbur of Honolulu; 7 Grandchildren; 14 Great- Grandchildren; Numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Survived by brothers: Alexander Sr. (Ale) of Ho’olehua, Moloka’i and David (Honeyboy) of Honolulu. Visitation: Nuuanu Cemetery. Date: Thursday February 13th, 2014. Time: 4pm-8pm. Burial: Kanakaloloa Cemetery, Ho’olehua, Moloka’i. Date: Saturday, February 15th, 2014. Time: 11:00 am. Family request limiting flowers to leis only.

Robert Loando Sr.

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Jan. 27, 2014
Robert Loando Sr., 83, of Kailua-Kona, a paniolo, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Lorraine, son Robert Jr., daughters Cathy Loando-James and Gina Loando-Henderson, brothers August Sr. and Gilbert Sr., and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass: 11 a.m. No flowers.

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Yasuo Tamashiro

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Jan. 18, 2014
Yasuo “Stan” Tamashiro, 80, of Pearl City, a Coast Guard veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son James Barnhart; daughter Mary Barnhart; brothers Isamu, Michael and Richard; sisters Akiko Makabe and Dorothea Arakaki; and many grandchildren. Private services.

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KIYOKO “KAY” TERAO

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KIYOKO KAY TERAO Age 94, of Kapaa, HI, formerly of Ewa, passed away January 22, 2014 at Wailua Homesteads, Kaui. Born January 9, 1920 in Lihue, Kauai. Retired from State of Hawaii. Member of Ewa Hongwanji. She is survived by sons, Ryne (Billie) Terao of Wailua Homesteads, Lindy (Debbie) Terao; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Robert Saiki, James (May) Saiki, Clifton (Florence) Saiki. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Ned Kaaiaia Kauahipaula Tom

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Jan. 4, 2014
Ned Kaaiaia Kauahipaula “8 Ball” Tom, 69, of Waipahu, a construction worker, died in Waipahu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Shane; daughters Shannon Baguio and Shyenne Tom-Schuster; brothers Max and Wayne Tom, and Sonny Kauahipaula; sisters Amy Tom, Cindy Goshi, Shanelle Yanagi, Daunette Hidley, Johne Colahan, Arlene Bannister and Cassandra Chang; and five grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 45-1009 Wailele Road, Kaneohe. Services: 12:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Heeia Pier. Flowers and lei for sea welcome.

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Amado Cabinian Yere

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Jan. 19, 2014
Amado Cabinian Yere, 58, of Waipahu, a Don Quijote security guard and cook at Zippy’s, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Guadalupe; son Brad; daughter Imelda Viernes; mother Teresa Yere; brothers Gabriel Jr. and John V.; sisters Modesta Coloma, Milagros Pera, Aurora Aglipay and Marites Sagila; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Full Gospel Temple. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the temple. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. White flowers only. Online condolences to be sent to hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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