Archive for March 1st, 2014

Elizabeth Leinaala Anderson

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Jan. 31, 2014
Elizabeth Leinaala Anderson, 86, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Kaunakakai. She was is survived by son Harry M.; daughters Claryce N. Obatay and Joette Anderson; brother William Gomes; sisters Julia Siu, Maria Taylor, Gertrude Mahoney, Ruth Yap, Ernestin Kama, Juanita Shoehigh and Clair Ann Carbrito; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Cynthia Lorraine Campos

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Feb. 20, 2014
Cynthia Lorraine Campos, 60, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dustin, daughters Celeste Souza and Dawn Allen, mother Marianne Naito, brothers Dean and Greg Naito, sister Dara Botelho and four grandchildren. Services held in Las Vegas.

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Shawn Leimomilani Carter

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Jan. 20, 2014
Shawn Leimomilani Carter, 43, of Kapolei, a private care provider, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Marvalee. Services: 12:30 p.m. March 8 at Kapolei Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1005 Lauia St.

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Margaret Yit Kwan Chang

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Feb. 12, 2014
Margaret Yit Kwan Chang, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in China. She is survived by son Clyde Jr., daughters Aileen Mirchandani and Tennye Cabrera, brother Bo Wo Yim, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Beverly B. Damon

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Jan. 27, 2014
Beverly B. Damon, 91, of Honolulu, a First Hawaiian Bank director and S.M. Damon Estate trustee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Binghamton, N.Y. She is survived by sons H. Dwight, J.P. and Ian; daughter Brendan Ethington; brothers Richard and Roger Salie; sister Janet Winston; and nine grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Yvette Marie Dante

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Feb. 14, 2014
Yvette Marie Dante, 56, of Honolulu died. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by husband Darren; sons Cody, Cole and Colt; parents Bill and Rosemarie Young; and sister Sandi Matsumoto. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1701 Wilder Ave. Services: 4:45 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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David A. Delaforce

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Feb. 20, 2014
David A. “Dave” Delaforce, 61, of Honolulu, an airport maintenance worker and an Air Force veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gailla Ward; parents Charlotte G. Dias and Milford E. Delaforce; brothers Jeffrey C., Neil N. and Ivan E.; sister Kathleen N. Johnson; half brother Andy; and half sister Barbara Ruston. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Thelma Tai Dai Fong

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Feb. 19, 2014
Thelma Tai Dai Fong, 91, of Honolulu, a secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clarence K.B.; sons Clarence Y.T. and Thomas Y.K.; brother Henry Wong; sisters Frances Young, Evelyn Chang and Mildred Liu; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai ward. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Raymond Masaichi Fujioka

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Feb. 10, 2014
Raymond Masaichi Fujioka, 96, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. government sailmaker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Bessie I., sons Richard M. and Eugene M., brothers Hiroyuki and Tadashi, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Susan Cho Haines

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Feb. 12, 2014
Susan Cho Haines, 85, of Ewa Beach, an artist, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by son Andy Kanai; daughters Rie Takahashi, Agnes Ohara, Mabel Kaohi and Terry Lee Haines Blovsky; and six grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Updated service information for an obituary published Feb. 15.

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Richard H. Hazama

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Feb. 1, 2014
Richard H. Hazama, 84, of Honolulu, a retired labor relations negotiator for Castle & Cooke, and a former Dole Cannery personnel director, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Maunaloa, Molokai. He is survived by wife Dorothy O., son Neal H., daughter Catherine M., sister Ethel Yamane and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Lavonne Hilscher-Wicks

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Feb. 24, 2014
Lavonne Hilscher-Wicks, 94, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, blue-water sailor and artist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Washington. She is survived by husband Lester H. Wicks and son James S. Corbin. Private services.

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SHAE AKEMI IDEUE

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SHAE AKEMI IDEUE Age 19, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 2, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 22, 1994 in Honolulu. Member of Inspire Church. She is survived by parents, Ryan & Shirlene Ideue; sister, Brooke Ideue; paternal grand- mother, Kay Tokihiro Ideue; paternal grandfather, Wilfred (Kay) Ideue; maternal grand- parents, Harold & Jane Hamadon. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (March 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Ekepati Ioane

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Feb. 12, 2014
Ekepati “Pati” Ioane, 64, of Waianae, a medical utilization tech, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Nu’uuli, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Marion; sons Martin “Kealii” and Kalani; daughter Theresa “Mahealani”; brothers Mike Ioane, and Foimai, Solo and Etepaki Sakaria; sisters Autasia Erice, Manatua Feliciano, Mina Maei and Autasia Sakaria; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

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James Namaka’okaina Kamana’o Jr.

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Feb. 17, 2014
James Namaka’okaina Kamana’o Jr., 84, of Honolulu, a retired operating engineer and retired volleyball official, died in Honolulu. He was born in Halawa Valley, Molokai. He is survived by wife Janet A.; sons Andrew, Roland, Dal and Keith; daughters Angeline Julian, Hazel Pagan, Valerie Martinez and Laurine Dellera; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Peter Kainoa Makali’i Jr.

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Jan. 24, 2014
Peter Kainoa Makali’i Jr., 59, of Kaneohe, a mason, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kainoa Iokepa and Koa Ikaika, daughters Chyenne “Kealoha” and Kawai Lehua “Kau’i,” brother Lester “Kealoha” and sisters Debra Kau’i Makali’i-Diaz and Cindy Mae “Puanani” Makali’i-Crawford. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Yoshimi Kawahara

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Feb. 7, 2014
Yoshimi “Mac” Kawahara, 96, of Kailua, a retired E.E. Black project superintendent, died in Kailua. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Patricia H., son Michael D., brother Ikuro, sister Ruby Sakurada, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Agnes Namuo Kelii

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Feb. 22, 2014
Agnes Namuo “Aggie” Kelii, 96, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Kona Inn Hotel room maid, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Kailua-Kona. She is survived by son William; daughters Barbara Palmer, Jeanette Apiki and Frances Hudson; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Lanakila Congregational Church, Kainaliu. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anne Judith Kukea

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Feb. 18, 2014
Anne Judith Kukea, 100, of Honolulu, a nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canada. She is survived by 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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TAKUO MIMURA

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TAKUO MIMURA Takuo Mimura, 90, departed this world from Honolulu, Hawaii on February 19, 2014. He was the loyal husband of Fumiko Mimura; beloved step- father of Toshie Nakabayashi; devoted father of Laura, Janis and George Mimura; and doting grandfather of Alexandre, Karina, Andrew and Vivien Mimura. Takuo was born in Tokyo on April 24, 1923 to Tetsu Shinohara and Saiichiro Mimura, the second of three children. He spent his childhood in Shizuoka, Japan before attending Hokkaido University. His parents were rarified Japanese Christian converts who exposed him to Western culture at a young age. Takuo’s proficiency in both German and English helped him to survive WWII and its aftermath and to procure a Fulbright scholarship to attend Case Western Reserve University where he earned a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Takuo married Akiko Kusumoto Mimura (1933-1978) and together raised three children in Cleveland, Ohio, while he was working for the NASA Apollo program as a research scientist until its cessation in 1972. He started his second career in the semiconductor industry and moved his family back to Tokyo in 1977. Takuo retired as a Managing Director at General Electric Semiconductor and moved to Honolulu in 1987 with Fumiko Mori Mimura, his second wife of 30 years. Takuo was a true optimist: his only stated regret was that he did not have “a lot more” children, he believed that gratitude is the key to happiness, and he valued the future more than the past. Takuo was a simple man: his only want throughout his life was the desire to stay warm, really warm; and to express his detailed opinion with respect to whatever he happened to be eating. We miss him dearly but we will always remember him whenever we feel the need to stay really warm or comment on the cooking. A private memorial will be held on March 4, 2014 at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering.

STUART A. MIYAMOTO

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STUART A. MIYAMOTO Age 57, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 10, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born June 5, 1956 in Honolulu, HI. Employed with City & County of Honolulu, Department of Motor Vehicles as a motor vehicle inspector. He is survived by sons, Tyler K. Y. Miyamoto, Riley K.A. Miyamoto; daughter, Jayme L.Y. Miyamoto; brothers, Rodney Y. Miyamoto, Jr., Guy S. (Linda) Miyamoto; sisters, April Se Cheverell, Sharlene Miyamoto; former spouse, Patti Miyamoto-Asato; father, Rodney Miyamoto, Sr. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Romualdo D. Montero

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Feb. 8, 2014
Romualdo D. “Rocky” Montero, 63, of Honolulu, a retired union painter, died in Las Vegas. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Ray and Ryan Montero, and Robert Ancheta; daughter Misty Montero-Ancheta; mother Purificacion D.; brothers Joe Rapanot, and Ernesto, Roger, Henry and Glenn Montero; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Dorothy Sumiko Nakata

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Feb. 16, 2014
Dorothy Sumiko Nakata, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Paul, daughters Ann and Lynn, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Roy Mun Leong Pang

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Feb. 20, 2014
Roy Mun Leong Pang, 74, of Hilo, a retired NASA electrical engineer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by stepdaughter Francine Sharp, brother Floyd Pang Ching, sisters Rosaline Chun and Roberta Pieffer, and numerous grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Kekahaualani Duvauchelle Petersen

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Feb. 8, 2014
Mary Kekahaualani Duvauchelle Petersen, 97, of Kaneohe, a Hughes Drug Store cosmetician, died in Kailua. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by son Clayton Iseke, daughter Laura I. Stokoe, stepdaughters Frances Ka’ai and Elaine Keale, brother Aimoku Duvauchelle, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Earl Valentine Phillips

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Feb. 21, 2014
Earl Valentine Phillips, 90, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran and merchant seaman, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Earl Jr.; daughters Margaret Wise, Barbara Awa and Lana Guerrero; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 8 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. March 15 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Billie Lea Piianaia

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Feb. 2, 2014
Billie Lea Piianaia, 73, of Honolulu, a retired educator for the state Department of Education, died. She was born in Modesto, Calif. She is survived by husband Gordon Y., sons St. Chad and Christopher, brothers Cal and Mike Tanson, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 22 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Scott Eugene Plischke

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Feb. 12, 2014
Scott Eugene Plischke, 48, of Amarillo, Texas, a pilot, died in Amarillo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karla, son Sean, mother Lois and brother Mark. Graveside services: 1 p.m. March 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association.

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Frances Provance

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Feb. 22, 2014
Frances Provance, 91, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a waitress, died. She was born in Ambridge, Pa. She is survived by son Philip, daughter Marlis, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William Ancona Robertson

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Feb. 24, 2014
William Ancona “Martin” Robertson, 67, of Honolulu, a retired director of catering and convention services at Hyatt Regency Waikiki, died in Honolulu. He was born in Upper Darby, Pa. He is survived by wife Orasa Passy-Robertson, son Nicholas, daughter Lillie Piland, brothers Richard and John, sister Carol Schrieber and a grandchild. Private services.

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