Archive for March 14th, 2014

Toshiyuki Yamaoka

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March 11, 2014
Toshiyuki “Fish” Yamaoka, 88, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment diesel mechanic for M. Sonomura Contracting Co. and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Eiko, brother Dr. Ronald and sisters Masako Ballesteros, Sumiko Kim, Kiyomi Okura and Fumie Kane-shiro. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Brent E. Wurthner

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March 11, 2014
Brent E. Wurthner, 65, of Honolulu, a retired contractor and a federal employee for the Army Corps of Engineers, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by wife Anne E., sons Jacob E. and Matthew J., brother David and sisters Suzanne Hanson, Gayle Wurthner and Nannette Livadas. Private services.

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Verna C. Weaver

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March 10, 2014
Verna C. Weaver, 84, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael and Patrick; daughters Claire Woods, Jenifer Weaver, Monica Woodward and Sharianne Walker; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Emma Clarin Ventura

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Feb. 8, 2014
Emma Clarin Ventura, 54, of North Las Vegas, a certified nurse assistant, died. She was born in Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by son Michael; daughter Melodee Rincon; mother Estella; brothers Agripino, Eduardo, Andres, Nelson and Daniel; sisters Aurelia Colcol, Myrna Olivas, Teresita Quebral and Remedios Ventura; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Rose Chai Sim Tom Tyau

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March 3, 2014
Rose Chai Sim Tom Tyau, 93, of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Kathlyn, brothers Ernest and Hansel Tom, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard S. Tomiyoshi

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Jan. 18, 2014
Richard S. Tomiyoshi, 92, of Kailua, a retired painter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Warren, daughters Ann Oyadomari and Claire Nakata, sister Toshi Kanda, nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Theodore Hing Kai Tom

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Feb. 15, 2014
Theodore Hing Kai Tom, 95, of Honolulu, an electrician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Darwin, daughter Lynette Ikeda, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Norrie Thompson

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March 7, 2014
Norrie Thompson, 71, of Honolulu, a state assistant ombudsman and a trial attorney for the state Office of the Public Defender, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago. Services to be announced. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Public Television or Hawaii Public Radio.

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Irwin W.C. Thom Jr.

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March 8, 2014
Irwin W.C. Thom Jr., 87, of Honolulu, a Dairy Queen owner and operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys, son Wayne, daughter Liane Davidson, sister Dora Cheng, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Nuuanu Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Thursday.

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Blaza Malicay Talens

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Feb. 21, 2014
Blaza Malicay Talens, 90, of Wai-anae died in Aiea. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Sanny, Larry and Jaylan Talens, and Felimon Clarido; daughters Manolita and Elizabeth Banawa, Baby Mary Luz Makinano, Susan Jimenez, Sally Felix and Lina Ann Mansayon; 37 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Yoshiyuki Takahashi

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Feb. 9, 2014
Yoshiyuki Takahashi, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired Hartford Insurance Co. agent, died in Portland, Ore. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son Jon M.; daughter Sharlene S. Fujisato; brothers Hatsuo, Tadahide and Teruaki; sister Shigeko Nakagawa; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary Thursday.

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Gordon Eugene Swan

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March 3, 2014
Gordon Eugene Swan, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force technical sergeant and a former restaurant owner, died in Kailua. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by companion Cindy Kanemori. Private services.

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Antoinette Kuulei Sparacino

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Feb. 24, 2014
Antoinette Kuulei Sparacino, 80, of Wahiawa, a private home caregiver, died in Wahiawa Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert, Daniel and Kevin Del La Paz, Albert “Bully” Gomes Jr. and Jacob Cobb-Adams; daughters Marvelee Kalani, Reina Del La Paz, Andrea Cuban, Lorilei Flores, Crystal Mahuiki, and Amanda “Kanoe” and Althea Gomes; brother Donald H. Watts; sisters Evon and Mercy; 41 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. April 5 at Alii Beach Park.

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Delbert James Smyers

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Feb. 4, 2014
Delbert James Smyers, 93, of Kaneohe, a Boeing helicopter engineer and an Army 70th Infantry veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Sykesville, Pa. He is survived by sons Dennis, Scott and Jimmy; daughter Jeannie Smith; brother Carl; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Carl Kazuo Shiosaki

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March 5, 2014
Carl Kazuo Shiosaki, 66, of Honolulu, a bus driver assistant, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Paul S., Robert M., Fred Y. and Alan T.; and sisters Judy M. Fujimoto and Lois F. Yoshioka. Private services.

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Bessie Itsuyo Shimizu

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March 4, 2014
Bessie Itsuyo Shimizu, 72, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Raymond; sons Clayton, Keith, Dean and Calvin; mother Itoe Miyazono; brothers Roy, Jerry, Allen and Rodney Miyazono; sister Linda Mina; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Moses Yutaka Sato

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Feb. 18, 2014
Moses Yutaka Sato, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki High School band teacher, retired Royal Hawaiian Band member and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife May N., son Nealson I., daughters Sharon N. Dunn and Fern T. Bittenbender, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert B. Roberts III

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March 7, 2014
Robert B. “Bobby” Roberts III, 79, of Hono-lulu, a retired vocalist and a retired Air Force staff sergeant, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by wife Sanchia M., son Robert B. “Bob” IV, daughters Cindy L. Grove and Carol T. Ritter, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Bonifacio Llanos Quinto

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March 10, 2014
Bonifacio Llanos Quinto, 84, of Kapolei, a Continental Airlines retiree and an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by sons Randolph, Sheldon, Brian, Bradford and Byron; daughters Bonnie G. Venn and Nadine W. Quinto; sister Georgia Abuce; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jeannine Elizabeth Paz

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March 9, 2014
Jeannine Elizabeth Paz, 84, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Nancy, France. She is survived by son Frank J.P., brothers Jean-Claude and Alain Rauch, sister Francoise Germain and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Martha Hatsue Paiva

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March 4, 2014
Martha Hatsue Paiva, 88, of Hilo, a homemaker and S.H. Kress & Co. store clerk, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Wendell and Paul “Scotty,” daughter Pamela Terry, brother George Hashimoto, sister Alma Hashimoto and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Richard Antonio Norva

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March 4, 2014
Richard Antonio Norva, 44, of Waipahu, an automobile detailer for Sigs Collision Center, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manila. He is survived by son Enrique “Ricky” Rivera, sister Maria-Luisa Gallardo and grandmother Eufrecina C. Antonio. Private services.

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Dorothy Fusako Nishimitsu

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Feb. 7, 2014
Dorothy Fusako Nishimitsu, 90, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glenn; daughter Dale Tamashiro; brother Tony Fujinaka; sisters Adele Yamauchi, Janet Fujinaka and Elva Kunihiro; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Hanako Murakami

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Feb. 5, 2014
Hanako Murakami, 94, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by son James, daughters Susan La Vigne and Pamela Murakami, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dorothy S. Murakami

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Feb. 28, 2014
Dorothy S. Murakami, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Elaine Yoshiko Miyasato

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March 10, 2014
Elaine Yoshiko Miyasato, 96, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Shizuo and sister Helen Santoki. Private services.

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Joseph Daniel Kopetsky

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Feb. 16, 2014
Joseph Daniel Kopetsky, 67, of Honolulu, a Latrobe Steel Works retiree and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pennsylvania. Paddle out and scattering of ashes: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Elks Honolulu Lodge, Waikiki.

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Mitsue Kawamoto

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Feb. 16, 2014
Mitsue Kawamoto, 99, of Aiea, a retired seamstress for Pauline Lake Fashions and Ethel’s Dress Shoppe, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Edward H. and Spencer K., six grandchildren and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Momoe Kataoka

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March 3, 2014
Momoe Kataoka, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Merle Kataoka-Yahiro and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Cindy Mitsuko Kaku

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Feb. 13, 2014
Cindy Mitsuko Kaku, 55, of Hilo, a retired secretary at KBIG-FM, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by companion Garry Masu, son Brandon, daughter Kelsey, brothers Kevin and Ross Iwasaki, and sister Jan Asato. Private services.

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