Archive for February 26th, 2014

Thomas Tomoitsu Abe

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Feb. 17, 2014
Thomas Tomoitsu Abe, 98, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. payroll clerk and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company G, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alan, daughters Patricia Takatani and Sharon Uno, brother Shinsaku, sister Nora, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Nisei Veteran Memorial Center. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Alfredo Agua

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Feb. 13, 2014
Alfredo Agua, 78, of Aiea, a Hawaiian Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by son Jason J.; daughters Rona R. Barsano and Melisa M. Burton; sisters Eleanor Florendo, Shirley Suganuma and Maria Auffrey; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Elizabeth Roselani Alama

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Feb. 22, 2014
Elizabeth Roselani “Betty” Alama, 84, of Ewa Beach, a retired registered nurse, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Stanley Jr., daughters Rolenda “Kuulei” Alama-Francis and Mary E. “Malia” Villamil, brothers Joseph and Francis “Sonny” Asiu, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com. Casual attire.

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Mary C. Ford

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Feb. 16, 2014
Mary C. Ford, 84, of Honolulu, a retired caregiver, died in Honolulu. She was born in Dover, Okla. She is survived by nephew Reginald Shoats and niece Willamae Brown. Private services.

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EMALIA ALEXANDRA BROWN GUARD

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2-26 605510  Emalia Guard (2)EMALIA ALEXANDRA BROWN GUARD 42, of Paia died peacefully Monday, February 10th, at home with her family. She is survived by her husband J. B. Guard IV, son Kahalakea Guard, parents Brooke Baird Brown, Hilary and Zadoc White Brown Jr., brother Zadoc White Brown III, stepbrothers Billy, Loch, and Hunter Eggers, grandmother Virginia Lowrey Brown, and many nieces and nephews. Emalia was born in San Francisco but grew up in Hawaii, primarily on Maui. She attended Lihikai Elementary School and graduated from Seabury Hall, class of ’89. Emalia attended the University of Vermont, graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and later received a master’s degree from San Francisco State University in exercise kinesiology. She was a member of the American College of Sports Medicine as well as a member of the Daughters of Hawaii. Emalia cherished her Hawaiian heritage and was a life-long student of Hawaiian culture, music, and language. A talented athlete, Emalia played tennis at Seabury and was the school’s first All-State high school selection for volleyball. After college, Em paddled for Hawaiian Canoe Club and with her husband, J. B. Guard helped coach Seabury’s first canoe club. She was a fitness instructor at the Kahului YMCA before becoming the P. E. teacher at Seabury Hall. She was a true role model for the many student-athletes who loved her. Ask anyone who met her and they would tell you Emalia always had a smile on her face. She was gracious, good-natured, and wonderfully easy to be with. She laughed generously and often, and her wit and sense of fun were contagious. The love she held for her husband and son were inspirational in ordinary times and superhuman during her battle with cancer. Emalia is one of those people who stay with you always. There are few lights that shine as brightly, yet it’s hard to summarize a woman whose focus was the real enjoyment of simple things. You never needed to tell her to stop and smell the flowers: she did it her whole life. A celebration of Emalia’s life was held at Hawaiian Canoe Club at 8:30 am and at Seabury Hall at 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 22nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational fund for Emalia’s son, Kahalakea Guard: Via Paypal @ www.teamemalia.com Or via check: Kahalakea Guard P.O. Box 791920 Paia, HI 96779

Luisa Atuikehe Haunga

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Feb. 19, 2014
Luisa Atuikehe Haunga, 71, of Kahuku, a high school teacher, died at home. She was born in Moungaone, Tonga. She is survived by sons Pouha, Falatesi, Timote and Neal Lokotui, and Neil and Pita Haunga; daughters Sungu Kaufusi and Ma’ume’a Tuikolovatu; brothers Heamasi L., ‘Aholoka, Simote, Heamasi, Sioeli and Paea Lokotui; sisters Manu’ala Pepa, Fakavave Fuatapu, Lavinia L. Mataele, Taiana Fehui, Manu’ala Fahina and Mele T. Stanford; 31 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku Ward. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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ROBERT O HENRIQUES

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2-26 ROBERT O HENRIQUESROBERT O HENRIQUES Robert O Henriques, 62, peacefully passed on February 14, 2014. After serving in the US Army, Bob became an entrepreuner at the age of 22 and built his company, Rolloffs Hawaii Inc over the next 35 years. As business partners with his wife and sons his business ventures include RRR Recycling Services and Fresh Catch. Bob was a very hardworking, trustworthy and respectable man loved and admired by family & friends alike. He shared his passions of building and cruising in his 1932-1937 street rods in Hawaii and stateside, along with boating and deep sea fishing. He is survived by his wife & highschool sweetheart Linda, mother Bernice Lane, sons Dominic (MikiLee), Reno (Mahealani) and Bobby. Five grandchildren: Reno Jr, Kaimana, Adam, Keira & Cole, Sisters – Virginia and Judy. A “Memory Gathering” celebrating Bob’s life and funtimes will be held on March 16, 2014, Heeia State Park Hall/Ulu Mau Village from 3pm-6pm. If desired, the family suggests donations to the American Kidney Foundation – Hawaii Chapter or American Diabetes Foundation – HawaiiChapter. Share your memories or photos of Bob at: www.bobmemories.com

Dexter Kaoru Hirayasu

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Feb. 2, 2014
Dexter Kaoru Hirayasu, 71, of Honolulu, a retired electrical mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lori K. Sumida and Jodi K. Kawahara, mother Sadae, brother James and four 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 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Reception: 12:30 p.m. at Prince Kuhio Park, Poipu. Casual attire. No flowers. Updated service information for an obituary published Feb. 8.

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James Loyd Parker III

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Feb. 21, 2014
James Loyd Parker III, 66, of Kapalua, Maui, a worker in the ranching and oil industries, died. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He is survived by wife Kathy, son James L. IV and daughter Allison R. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at his home, 808 Jacaranda Way, Kapalua. For gate code, call 214-0395. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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JUDITH LEE ISHIMOTO

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2-26 JUDITH LEE ISHIMOTOJUDITH LEE ISHIMOTO 6/1/46 1/30/14 Judith Lee Ishimoto, a retired supervisor for the State of Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Judy passed away from complications due to her life long struggle with muscular dystrophy. She is survived by her son, Robert (Alayna) Hangai, Jr. To learn more about Judy’s life, please visit her online memorial, judith-lee-ishimoto.forevermissed.com.

John Kaui Kaleopaa Jr.

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Jan. 15, 2014
John Kaui Kaleopaa Jr., 64, of Waipahu, an Army specialist and a taxicab driver, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kalani and Richard; daughters Denise and Juanita; mother Elsie Gordon; brothers Calvin, James and Moses; sisters Diane, Laverne, Ida, Eva and Eko; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grand- children. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Violet Tok Soonie Kaiawe

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Feb. 20, 2014
Violet Tok Soonie Kaiawe, 95, of Hawi, Hawaii, a homemaker, former Hilo Tribune-Herald newspaper correspondent and Project Learn employee in Kohala, Hawaii, died in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Alberta Bekgaard, Carol Gonsalves, Ruth Perreira and Juliet White; brothers Benjamin and Joseph Chang; sisters Florence Brown, Betty Trawick and Leina Begley; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Landmark Baptist Church, 54-3668 Akone Pule Highway, Honomakau, Hawaii. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Lunch to follow at Jodo Mission Hall, Hawi. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Romina Kaion

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Feb. 13, 2014
Romina Kaion, 38, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in the Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Kimeo, daughter Kiomina M., mother Neji Joseph, brothers Haine and Mylon Joseph, and sisters Mency Clement, Julie Pedrus, Reiko, Elizabeth and Diana Joseph, Flomina Jacklick and Fonda Cortez. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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Faye Allison Massey

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Dec. 12, 2013
Faye Allison Massey, 75, of Kahului, a paralegal, escrow officer and artist, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. She was born in Virginia. She is survived by son Wade Harada; daughters Susan Z. Schweiner, Tara Z. Denham and Stefany H. Veiga; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Kosuke Miyashiro

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Feb. 9, 2014
Kosuke Miyashiro, 100, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. employee, died in Kauai Care Center. He was born in Mana, Kauai. He is survived by sons George, James, Roy, Max and David; daughters Violet Arakaki and Georgiana Sonoda; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshito Murakami

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Feb. 10, 2014
Yoshito Murakami, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace; sons Gary and Paul; daughters Jenny Habu, Jean Nomura and Nancy Mizuno; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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John Patrick Oliveira

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Jan. 14, 2014
John Patrick Oliveira, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant, retired Army nonappropriated funds personnel and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beverly J.; sons Blaine, Daryle and John Michael; daughter Coleen; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Keylan Katsuji Kaleo Sato

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Feb. 9, 2014
Keylan Katsuji Kaleo Sato, 24, of Wahiawa will be remembered in services 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. He died in Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Dana, brother Isaiah and grandparents Katsuji Sato and Catherine Tanoue. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

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William Robert Schmidt

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Feb. 18, 2014
William Robert Schmidt, 67, of Kailua, a director of operational systems-Hawaii at Matson Navigation Co., died in Kaneohe. He was born in Aurora, Ill. He is survived by wife Janice, sons Nathan and Daniel, daughters Lynne Nonaka and Leinani Cambra, brother Richard, sister MaryLou Richerson and Patricia Schmidt, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Private Inurnment. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Phillip E. Sharp

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Feb. 8, 2014
Phillip E. Sharp, 66, of Honolulu, a computer programmer and a Navy veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Astoria, Ore. He is survived by son Phillip Michael, daughter Jennifer, mother Barbara J., sister Linda G. Hale and three grandchildren. Services to be determined.

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Elizabeth Ngun Chut Souza

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Feb. 5, 2014
Elizabeth Ngun Chut “Bette” Souza, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired federal government clerk, died in Pohai Nani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Howell, Ronald and Leroy; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Paul F. Viloria

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Feb. 12, 2014
Paul F. Viloria, 76, of Mililani, a Hale Koa Hotel retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lapo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Private services and burial held.

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Lawrence Zablan

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Feb. 18, 2014
Lawrence “Uncle Larry” Zablan, 64, of Pearl City, a Roberts Hawaii Hawaiiana educator and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julie Malczon-Zablan, daughter Leslie D.K. Bailon, stepsons Ronald Loo and Andrew Ramie-Loo, stepdaughter Jamie L. Guerra, brothers Jensen Lipton and Bobby Zablan, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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