Archive for February 19th, 2014

Dee Edward Abe

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Feb. 12, 2014
Dee Edward Abe, 81, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Department of Agriculture animal health inspector and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Caldwell, Idaho. He is survived by wife Caroline K., sons Edward D. and Warren J., daughter Lisa L., brother Ray Kawamoto, sister Karen and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Lolita Silva Allas

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Feb. 3, 2014
Lolita Silva “Lee” Allas, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Defense secretary, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul; sons Paul Jr., Kevin and Keith; brothers Romeo, Dennis, Leslie, Alvin, Clark and Barry Silva; sisters Miriam Maio, Yolanda Dunn, and Natalie and Edwina Silva; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Lapaz Tabudlo Camero

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Jan. 29, 2014
Lapaz Tabudlo Camero, 86, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired Sheraton Waikiki housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jesus, Carlos and Donardo; daughters Florida Ballio, Rosario Knight, Anastacia Maduli, Genoveva Camero and Josephine Asencion; brothers Teofilo and Bernardino Tabudlo; sisters Damasa Querubin, Corazon Arquero, Manuela Campbell and Milagros Custodio; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Hawi, Hawaii. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Violet Shigeyo Castro

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Feb. 7, 2014
Violet Shigeyo Castro, 88, of Aiea died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Anthony G. Jr. and Rodney D., numerous brothers and sisters, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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MARJORY SUEKO CHEE

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MAJORY SUEKO CHEE Age 82 of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 22, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 6, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. She retired from the warehouse at the Dole Company. Also, a member of Ben Franklin Sr, Craft Club, Pearl City. She is survived by husband, Frederick K.T. Chee; daughters, Aileen Chee, Cheryl I.W. (Breene) Harimoto; son, Derick (Gloria) Chee; sisters, Alyce Kuba, Elaine Tokita; 5 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Demetrio Dela Cruz

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Jan. 9, 2014
Demetrio “Demy” Dela Cruz, 57, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Catherine A. “Emy,” sons Jay A. and Jayden, daughter Janice Ignacio, mother Carmen, brothers Agustin Jr. and Greg, sisters Florentina Dela Cruz and Leonida McGlone, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Rafael Elefante Etrata

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Jan. 16, 2014
Rafael Elefante “Paeng” Etrata, 55, of Waipahu, a Prince Kuhio Outrigger Hotel employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Elizabeth A.; sons Rael and Rowen James; daughter Kiszle Ann Ulandez; father Emiliano; brothers Eddie, Constante, Nelson, Carmelo, Emiliano Jr. and Jason; sisters Corazon Gaborno, Encarnita Villarin, Leila Tee and Rose Mae Etrata; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Mary Darlene Fe’aomoeata

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Feb. 4, 2014
Mary Darlene “Dolly” Fe’aomoeata, 59, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kaina; brothers David, Manuela and Charles Medeiros; and sisters Pauline Easley, Ramona DiFolco, Hannah Silva, Pauline Walborn and Girlty Medeiros. Celebration of life: 10-11 a.m. Sunday at Lanikai Beach. Luncheon to follow.

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Holbrook Wichman Goodale

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Feb. 10, 2014
Holbrook Wichman “Hobey” Goodale, 90, of Lihue, owner of Garden Island Motors and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons David “Kawika” and Dr. Richard, daughters Katherine Richardson and Joan Evans, and seven grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kauai Museum, Island School or the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

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Randall Maka-alu Hatori

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Feb. 4, 2014
Randall Maka-alu Hatori, 39, of Hilo, a landscaper, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Randall Jr.; daughter Kanoelani; mother Belinda Borges; hanai mother Barbara Freitas; brothers Anthony, John, Benji and Clarence; sisters Cecilia Kahooilihala and Pua Borges; stepbrothers Michael and Phillip Hatori, Ronnie and Ricky Borges, and Steven Kekahuna; and stepsisters Eldora Hatori, Anna Pu, Joyce Nian and Tracy Borges. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Patricia Ann Kapuy

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Feb. 10, 2014
Patricia Ann Kapuy, 69, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Wade Akui; daughter Francesca; mother Alfreda Jitchaku; brothers Walter Alexander and Byron and Aaron Jitchaku; and five grandchildren. Visitation at noon Saturday at Aina Haina Kingdom Hall, 5156 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 1 p.m. No flowers.

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Edwin Jack Keohohou

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Dec. 30, 2013
Edwin Jack Keohohou, 65, of Kamuela, Hawaii, died in Kamuela. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Henry K. Jr., Melvin, Steven R., David G. and Bruce; and sisters Arden Victor and Sandra Cote. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated service information for obituary published Jan. 31.

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Sara Jimenez De Kuhaulua

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Feb. 9, 2014
Sara Jimenez De Kuhaulua, 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Mokihana Hotel housekeeper, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She is survived by son Benjamin III; daughters Carmen Harbin, Mary Huddy, Leialoha McGee and Laura Stacy; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church.

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Chloe En Oi Chung Lowe

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Jan. 23, 2014
Chloe En Oi Chung Lowe, 84 of Honolulu, a retired office manager, died in Antioch, Calif. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons John and Robert Yu, and Michael and William Lowe; daughters Linda Heemskerk and Jacqueline Bell; brother Darius Chung; sisters Berta Maunapau, Euphemia Nagashima, Fidelia Purdy, Henrietta Kanayama and Nani Kudzia; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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BENJAMIN OPEKA MILIKA’A

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BENJAMIN OPEKA MILIKA’A Age 83 of Waianae, HI, passed away February 9, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 4, 1930 in Kalihi, Oahu. A retired auto mechanic with the U.S. Postal Service. Also retired from City and County of Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Julia Puanani Milika’a; son, Clement (Stephanie) Milika’a of CA, Nathan Milika’a, Daniel Milika’a; Daughter, Claire Amaral, Nia (Poa) Milika’a; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) at Makakilo Baptist Church;(92-611 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei) Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Gretchen R. Neal

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2-19-Gretchen-NealGRETCHEN R. NEAL Gretchen Neal, 75, of Kailua, died December 7, 2013. She was born and raised in New Mexico. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Colorado, moved to Hawaii, became a Registered Nurse and was the first female accepted into the Health Services Administration Program at UH Manoa where she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health. Gretchen retired as the Chief Operating Officer for the American Cancer Society, Hawaii and Texas Division in 2004. During her 34 years at ACS, she saw the founding of the first Children’s Cancer Summer Camp, worked tirelessly for the Relay For Life, was involved in the first chemotherapy program in the state, saw the decline in use of tobacco, witnessed advancement and adoption of cancer screening techniques, and provided funding for the Wig Room at ACS. Gretchen enjoyed her retirement and remained active in the community serving in leadership roles in the Assistance League of Hawaii and the Adventurer’s Club. She was a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts where she received the Women of Distinction Award in 1995 and was an Honorary Life Member of ACS. Her greatest passions were spending time with family and friends, her pets, volunteering, traveling, and playing games of all kinds. She played regularly on several bridge leagues and loved to entertain. Gretchen was preceded in death by her husband Bill Neal and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Neal; daughter-in-law, Marikaye Neal; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Sherman; brother-in-law, Richard Neal; grandchildren, Colin Neal, Maleah Neal, Caynan Sherwood; and numerous Littleton and Rolf relatives. Gretchen loved Hawaii and its people deeply. She will be missed by many. A celebration of her life will be held on March 8, 2014 at 11am, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Honolulu. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.

Roxanne Naomi Ohta

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Jan. 26, 2014
Roxanne Naomi Ohta, 56, of Honolulu, a senior program analyst at U.S. Army Pacific headquarters and assistant deputy chief of staff for resource management at Fort Shafter, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Sumiye and sisters Jo Ann Nagai, Lori Lee Ohta and Sheri Lee Ohta-Sato. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire.

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Nancy Otome Oishi

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Feb. 14, 2014
Nancy Otome Oishi, 83, of Kahului, a retired director at Wailuku Hongwanji Preschool, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Layne, daughter Gayle Isono and sisters Margaret Yoshioka and Gladys Tsuji. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Grace Harumi Santos

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GRACE HARUMI SANTOS 93 of Honolulu, passed peacefully at home on February 10, 2014. She was born in Honolulu. She retired as a seamstress for Alfred Shaheen. She was preceded in death by her husband Alexander. She is survived by her son, Craig (Susan); daughters, Gaylynne (Philip) Cavaco, Sharlene (Paul) Silva; nine grand- children; eight great-grand- children. She will be truly missed. Services were held.

Edwin Mitsuo Sato

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Jan. 28, 2014
Edwin Mitsuo Sato, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Army officer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lucille Nakamoto-Sato, sons Grant and Garret, daughter Laurilyn, a stepson, a stepdaughter, stepmother Thelma, brother James and three step-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Gary Tadashi Shimabukuro

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2-19-Gary-ShimabukuroGARY TADASHI SHIMABUKURO Gary Tadashi Shimabukuro passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside on January 26, 2014. He was born on July 24, 1929 in Peahi, Maui and was the eighth child of Mankichi and Uto Shimabukuro. Gary graduated from W.R. Farrington High School in 1947 and attended Honolulu Business College. On November 27, 1947, together with his parents and brothers, he helped create M. Shimabukuro & Sons and Mikilua Poultry Farm, Inc. in Mikilua Valley on the Waianae Coast of Oahu. In 1975, he founded Ka Lei Eggs. Gary was actively involved with the operations of Mikilua Poultry Farm, Inc. as President and later as a Director for 65 years. Gary loved music and continued to play saxophone after high school. He created the Sonic Big Band Sound orchestra which performed for the ballroom dancing club venue. He was a lifetime member of the Musicians Association of Hawaii Local 677 AFM. His love for basketball inspired him to form the Leeward Lakers and Mikilua Gamecocks which participated for many years in the Armed Forces League, Kalakaua League and international basketball tournaments in Korea and Japan. Gary also believed in youth basketball and was the sponsor of the Hawaiian Maid Girls Basketball League with the Honolulu City and County Parks and Recreation. He was a member of the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, Mikilua Farm Center, Jikoen Hongwanji Mission and Ginoza Sonjin Kai. Gary is survived by his wife, Juliet “Sue” Shimabukuro; daughters, Phyllis (Andrew Geiser) and Lois Shimabukuro- Miyake; granddaughters, Lindsey Libed of San Francisco, California, Alexis Miyake of Valencia, California, and Alana Miyake; brother, Howard Shima (Ethel); and sister, Phyllis Akina of Morgan Hill, California. Buddhist services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 4:00pm and service at 5:00pm. Casual attire, no flowers.

Peter Delapinia Sr.

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Feb. 12, 2014
Peter Delapinia Sr., 75, of Kahului, a musician, died in Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Peter Jr., Randal, Craig and Brian; daughter Monalisa Reyes; 27 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Yaiko “Evelyn” Tanabe

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YAIKO TANABE EVELYN Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away on January 27, 2014. Born in Waipahu, she was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Toshiaki; sons, Dr. Eugene (Joyce) Tanabe and Dr. Jon (Dr. Marsha Iwahiro-Tanabe) Tanabe and granddaughters, Hilary and Hannah Tanabe. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts), please.


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