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Boyd Andrade Sr.: 1927-2014

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HPD officers held highest respect for retired sergeant
By Leila Fujimori

During his 26 years with the Hono­lulu Police Department, Boyd Andrade Sr. never rose above the rank of sergeant, but he commanded incommensurable respect both in and out of uniform.

“I remember him taking off his uniform and taking care of ‘situations,'” said retired Hono­lulu Police Chief Boisse Correa. “When people would challenge him, he would take them on.

“He was very colorful, well respected … never yelled, never got excited, but when he spoke and when he wanted things done, people complied because of his reputation and who he was,” Correa said.

Andrade, a former Hono­lulu Police Commission chairman and former city councilman, died Tuesday at Kaiser Permanente Moana­lua Medical Center of head trauma due to a fall at his Foster Village home, his wife, Arlene Andrade, said. He was 86.

The son of a policeman, Andrade grew up in Kaka­ako, where he was part of a group of “ruffians,” Arlene Andrade said.

After four years in the military, he returned home to his sick mother and to his old friends, and he fell back into his old ways and all kinds of trouble.

“Most of his friends ended up in Halawa,” Arlene Andrade said. “He could have ended up on the other side. He was always so grateful he was given the chance.

“The Honolulu Police Department was his life,” she said. “Everything else took a back seat. He was so proud to have been a policeman.”

When Andrade started to fill out a police job application in 1948, he threw it down when he came to the question of whether he was ever convicted and started to walk out. The person there told him, “Sit down! Don’t you think I know about your record?”

He ended up getting the call to pick up his badge and gun.

Bobby Schmidt, longtime friend and retired police captain, said when he flunked a college semester, he decided to apply for HPD, and Andrade, who was “one of the biggest legends in HPD,” influenced his decision.

Andrade was sergeant in charge of the metro squad that was started to stem a big crime wave at the time, Schmidt said.

He also served with vice and narcotics and was a solo bike officer.

As a former heavyweight boxer in the military, he had an imposing stature and kept fit, Schmidt said.

“He was loved by every policeman,” he said. “They looked up to him like a father image. … He was a policeman’s policeman.”

After retiring on Nov. 30, 1974, he worked as chief of security at the Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Schmidt said.

He was appointed to the City Council, serving from 1994 to 1995 to replace Arnold Morgado.

“His deepest wish was to become a police commissioner,” Arlene Andrade said. “From the day he retired, that was his wish.”

Mayor Mufi Hannemann appointed him to the commission in 2005, and he served four years. He was chairman from 2006 to 2007.

Andrade “wanted to help the officers on the beat, not that he was easy on them if they screwed up,” his wife said. “He was very strict on them. He was able to bring a different perspective.

“He made a difference,” she said. “He was so proud to be a part of it.”

Law enforcement runs in the family.

Father Manuel Andrade served three years on the force and was among the officers who discovered the body of Joe Kaha­ha­wai, one of four local men falsely accused of rape during the infamous Massie case of 1932.

Five of Boyd Andrade’s sons have served as Hono­lulu police officers: Boyd Jr., Milton (deceased) and Richard Andrade, and Darrell and Gary Lum Lee.

His eldest son, Baldwin Andrade, is a retired Halawa corrections sergeant.

Richard Andrade said his father was a good man.

“If he saw a $1,000 bill, he’d pick it up and turn it in to evidence,” he said. “I didn’t look at filling his shoes. I had my own shoes to fill.”

As a police officer, he recalled hearing his father, a sergeant, on the police radio, and officers would always address him as “sir,” a title usually reserved for ranking officers.

Many men who worked under his father achieved higher rank, but “all have great respect for this man,” Richard Andrade said.

Boyd Andrade Sr. is also survived by seven other sons; four daughters; 85 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two former wives.

Services are at 11 a.m. March 11 at Kawaiaha‘o Church. Visitation is at 9 a.m., with burial at 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

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Steve Keauopualani Alexander

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Feb. 12, 2014
Steve Keauopualani Alexander, 61, of Kahaluu, a truck driver and a veteran of the Army and Army National Guard, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Edgar “Bill” and Randolph “Randy,” and sisters Diane Weeks and Donna Alexander. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center. Services at noon. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Ethel Chang Au

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Feb. 10, 2014
Ethel Chang Au, 90, of Honolulu, owner of Lanai Inn, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wallace, Leslie, Joseph and Duane; brother Dr. Joseph S.M. Chang; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edmund Francis Austen

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Jan. 8, 2014
Edmund Francis “Denny” Austen, 85, of Hilo, formerly of Pearl City, a retired oil field sales representative, former commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3875 and an Army Air Corps veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Sherry A. Black, Barbara J. Austen, Jacqueline Sauceda and LaDonna M.K. Finchman; brother Wilby G.; sister Kanani Donahue; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Marian Yanagihara Chang

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Feb. 4, 2014
Marian Yanagihara Chang, 94, of Honolulu, a retired First Insurance Co. claims clerk, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Cynthia C. Akiyoshi, sisters Ruth Lum and Ethel Hinazumi, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lillian T. Chinen

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Feb. 21, 2014
Lillian T. Chinen, 81, of Mililani, a waitress, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Guy and Jimmy, daughters Joanne Chikazawa and Gale Tsukamoto, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. March 11 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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David Moku Gapero

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Feb. 7, 2014
David Moku “Kawika” Gapero, 58, of Kaneohe, an entertainer and musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carmen Mitsuyasu-Gapero, brothers Pete and James, and sisters Sharon Darapiza and Raynette Inouye. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. March 11 at Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Manoa Grand Ballroom. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Elbert Henery Gunter

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Dec. 10, 2013
Elbert Henery Gunter, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hastings, Okla. He is survived by daughters Nancy Carol Vanderslice and Portia May Fukuoka, sister Violet Howard, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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LARRY WINSTON HALE

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LARRY WINSTON HALE Age 66, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 7, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born November 28, 1947 in Honolulu, HI. A retired Farrington High School security personnel. He is survived by wife, Colette Hale; sons, Winston Hale, Keoni Hale; daughters, Raquel Hale, Malia Hale; numerous grandchildren; sisters, Memory Lacayanga, Penny Dela Cruz. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (March 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Casual Attire.

Rae-Ann Nohealani Hall

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Jan. 26, 2014
Rae-Ann Nohealani Hall, 50, of Hakipuu died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hakipuu. She is survived by husband Michael; son Kenneth “Kenny Boy” McInnis; daughters Kimberly Kahuhu and Rita K. and Judy “Keikilani” McInnis; hanai son Micah Goins; father Benjamin Kanealii Jr.; brothers Benjamin III, Anthony and Shawn Kanealii; sisters Julie-Ann Odom, JoAnn Gibson, RoxAnn Goins and MaryAnn Feliciano; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Church. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Raymond Gail Hauser

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March 1, 2014
Raymond Gail “Ray” Hauser, 64, of Kailua, a reverend for Cadence International and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Char, son Michael, sister Ellen Coppage and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chaplain Joseph W. Estabrook Chapel, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Services: 3 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. March 11 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Cadence International, Ray and Char Hauser Ministry Fund, or Friends of Windward Wounded Warriors.

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Ernest Masao Hayasaka

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Feb. 10, 2014
Ernest Masao Hayasaka, 81, of Honolulu died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Madeline, two sons and a sister. Private services.

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Louise Yayoko Hironaka

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Feb. 8, 2014
Louise Yayoko Hironaka, 76, of Kaneohe, a retired medical clerk at Kuakini Medical Center, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by daughters Cheryl M. Alipio and Claire M. Hironaka; brothers Paul, Isamu and Akira Hachida; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Lei Viela Jr.

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Feb. 8, 2014
Joseph Lei Viela Jr., 84, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, formerly of Kahului, a retired Maui County lifeguard supervisor, died at home. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by daughters Sharlene Shimamoto and Iona Brown, brother Archie, sister Ah Lan Hiro, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Wilimina Nalehua Malakaua

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Feb. 11, 2014
Wilimina Nalehua Malakaua, 84, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kona. She is survived by daughter Ruth “Lulu” Miyasato, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m.

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Takuo Mimura

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Feb. 19, 2014
Takuo Mimura, 90, of Honolulu, formerly of Cleveland, a research scientist for the NASA Apollo program and a retired managing director for General Electric Semiconductor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son George, daughters Laura and Janis, stepdaughter Toshie Nakabayashi and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering.

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Mitsue Miyamoto

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Jan. 31, 2014
Mitsue Miyamoto, 92, of Hilo, a retired dental assistant, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Hajime and daughter Susan Yoshitomi. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Juan Norberto Nieves

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Feb. 21, 2014
Juan Norberto Nieves, 79, of Kailua, a transit authority mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Sonia, sons Ralphael and Daniel Alvarez, daughters Ibet H. Nieves and Michelle A. Hughes, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Myra Kazuko Okubo

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Feb. 26, 2014
Myra Kazuko Okubo, 82, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria employee, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Nagoya, Japan. She is survived by daughter Cyd Shiroma and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Richard K. Oshiro

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Feb. 4, 2014
Richard K. Oshiro, 83, of Honolulu, a retired U.S Postal Service carrier at the Waianae post office and an Army veteran, died in Islands Hospice Home Palolo. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Sharon S.; son Kirk N.; daughter Ann M. Hardy; brothers Hideo and Yoshio; sisters Chiyoko Kaneshiro, Betty Y. Ono and Amy M. Sakihama; and a grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Kam Ming Pang

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Feb. 19, 2014
Kam Ming Pang, 95, of Pearl City, an electrical foreman for the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Guangdong, China. He is survived by wife Wai Ching, son Clinton, daughters Mary Miyaguchi and Melba Ogata, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kam Yung Pang

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Feb. 25, 2014
Kam Yung Pang, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by son Kenneth; daughters Wai Lin Li, Sandy Ho, Susie Wong and Suzanne Siu; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Paulette Dolores Quintanilla

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Feb. 16, 2014
Paulette Dolores “Paully” Quintanilla, 68, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Juan; brothers Lloyd, Vernon and Patrick Souza; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Pacific Palisades Community Chapel, 2360 Amoomoo St., Pearl City. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. flowers welcome.

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Jeffrey K. Reyes

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Feb. 2, 2014
Jeffrey K. “Jeff” Reyes, 53, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a certified public accountant, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Flora C., brothers Anthony “Roger” and James “Jimmy,” and sisters Joy C. Kidani and Lydia Rutledge. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Kathleen Margaret Roach

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Jan. 20, 2014
Kathleen Margaret Roach, 53, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a midwife, died at home. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by son Max N. Hart, daughter Aleah R.B. Schoengut, father Edward J., brothers Michael J. and Stephen V., and sisters Mary E. and Susan M. Services held.

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JERRY SABATE

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3-4 JERRY SABATEJERRY SABATE Age 74, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 20, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 18, 1939 in Lanai City, HI. He is survived by wife, Cammy Sabate; son, Jeremy (Maire) Sabate; mother, Connie Estocondo; brothers, Larry (Corri) Sabate, Ronald Sabate, Michael Sabate, Earl (Didi) Sabate; sisters, Cyndi (Dave) Rogers, Priscilla Grace; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Tadao Sasaki

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Feb. 21, 2014
Tadao Sasaki, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Kohala Sugar Co. accountant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Robert T. and Alvin T. Private services.

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Jason Nobuichi Shiota

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Feb. 23, 2014
Jason Nobuichi Shiota, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Young Bros. accountant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lenora M.K. and brother Eric A. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Aurelia Campos Tagorda

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Jan. 27, 2014
Aurelia Campos Tagorda, 90, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Cedric and Randall C.; brothers Celedonio, Orlando and Alfredo Campos; sisters Rosalinda de Vera, Lelita Peralta and Estrelita Estrada; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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James Arthur Taren

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Feb. 21, 2014
Dr. James Arthur Taren, 89, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a neurosurgeon and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by wife Suzy Chen. Private services.

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