Archive for March 19th, 2014

Christine Mamie Alana Abafo

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March 10, 2014
Christine Mamie Alana Abafo, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Valentino; daughters Hannah Francis, Phyllis Gersaba and Louise Ratleff-Richardson; sister Hannah Dayton; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. March 27 at Oahu Mortuary and Crematory. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Richard Yongduk Ahn

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March 5, 2014
Richard Yongduk “Dickie” Ahn, 85, of Waianae, a United Airlines mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Victoria; sons Henry “Tookie,” Francis and Eric; daughter Darcel “Mowane” Parsons; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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CYPRIANO “SKIP” CALIO

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CYPRIANO SKIP CALIO Age 88, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 8, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born September 30, 1925 in Kalopa, Big Island. Retired materiel specialist from Federal Aviation Administration with 43 years of service. He is survived by daughters, Lora (Robert) Baysa, Caroline Atterbery; brothers, “Sonny” Maximiano Calio, Herbert Calio, Nicholas Calio, Benjamin Calio, Allen Calio, Alex Calio; grandchildren, Zachary Baysa, Nicole Wong. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 25) at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church; (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu) Mass 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Alfred Gene Cordeiro

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March 9, 2014
Alfred Gene Cordeiro, 53, of Ewa Beach, a former General Growth Properties landscape manager at Ala Moana Center, died in Aiea. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sharen, mother Mae Jean and brother Eddie Gene. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Minnie Mine Sato Doolittle

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MINNIE MINE SATO DOOLITTLE May 26, 1930 – March 7, 2014 Minnie Mine Sato Doolittle passed away peacefully at her home in Scotts Valley, CA on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the age of 83. Mine was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 26, 1930 to Kokichi Sato and Ine Kusaka. She was raised in Honolulu and Sendai, Japan. She graduated from McKinley High School and attended the University of Hawaii. Throughout her life she also lived in Kaimuki, HI, San Francisco, CA, Corvalis, OR, Seattle, WA and Scotts Valley, CA. She was the official greeter for the state of Hawaii and a radio interviewer on the Hawaii Calls program. She worked as an airline stewardess for Aloha Airlines, a proofreader for the Honolulu Star Bulletin and a secretary for a number of organizations and agencies. She also classified insects for The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Mine is survived by her husband of 43 years, George Marc Doolittle; siblings, Woodrow Toshio “Shorty” Sato, May Miyoko Biro, Sally Kiyoko Goodfader, Robert Hiroshi Sato and Esther Fukiko King; 5 nieces and 5 nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kokichi and Ine Sato; sisters, Lillian Koko Kay Kaneshiro and Clara Sawae Bingo; and brother, Samuel Koji Sato. A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 20 at 10 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. If you would like to send your condolences to Mine’s family, share a memory of photos, or light a candle, please visit www.scmemorial.com

Yasuko Fukuhara

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Feb. 20, 2014
Yasuko Fukuhara, 98, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by brother Kenneth and sisters Elaine Sato and Mildred Okamura. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Charles Everett Gilpin

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March 3, 2014
Charles Everett Gilpin, 89, of Waipahu, a Navy chief petty officer and a U.S. Postal Service retiree, died at home. He was born in Jefferson City, Mo. He is survived by son Brian; daughter Barbara Kaneshiro; brother Glenn; sisters Dee, Dorothy and Bonnie; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Francisca B. Gonzales

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March 13, 2014
Francisca B. Gonzales, 70, of Lanai City, a retired Dole Pineapple Co. machine operator and janitor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by companion Joe Gervacio; sons Dante, Andy, James and Quincy Pescado; daughters Marissa Maddela, Anna Cabanas and Marivic Tirona; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Overnight vigil: 5:30 p.m. Friday at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Hall, Lanai City. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kings Chapel. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lawrence Takashi Gyotoku

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March 6, 2014
Lawrence Takashi “Larry” Gyotoku, 83, of Pearl City, an Air Force and federal government retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Keith, daughter Debbie Imose, sisters Ruth Choi and Jeanne Shimomura, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 30 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Patricia Mary Johnson

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Feb. 24, 2014
Patricia Mary “Pat” Johnson, 64, of Haleiwa, owner of Deep Ecology Scuba Diving Shop in Haleiwa, died in Haleiwa. She was born in Melbourne, Australia. She is survived by son Kenneth O’Keefe, brother Dennis Clarke, companion Bill Roeller and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Francis E. Fenlon Jr.

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March 3, 2014
Francis E. Fenlon Jr., 70, of Aiea, a Honolulu Community College academic counselor, died in Aiea. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by son Frank C., brother Raymond and sister Lorinda Aitken. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown, 98-530 Kaahele St., Aiea. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leona Emi Kimoto

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Feb. 24, 2014
Leona Emi Kimoto, 66, of Honolulu, a retired oncology data registrar at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Cody S., daughter Anela K. Hubbert, mother Lillian T. Kadekaru, brothers Mark N. and Jonathan T. Kadekaru, sister Beverly T. Tokumine and a grandchild. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m.

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Dolores Edith De Lima

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Sept. 5, 2013
Dolores Edith De Lima, 80, of Honolulu, a secretary at St. John Episcopal School on Guam, Xerox Corp. in Guam and Foster Farms of California, died in Littleton, Colo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John P., daughter Cynthia L. Duncan, sister Cloe L. Eggersgluss and a grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Private scattering of ashes. Updated service information for an obituary published Sept. 7.

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James Richard Milne McKenzie

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March 13, 2014
James Richard Milne McKenzie, 73, of Opihihale, Hawaii, an auto mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by sons David and Jon, daughters Lisa O’Keefe and Dawn McKenzie, brother John, sister Joan and six grandchildren. Celebration of life and inurnment: noon Friday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire.

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John Francis Mitchell

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March 1, 2014
John Francis Mitchell, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Marine Corps colonel who served in World War II, died in the Community Living Center at Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by wife Veronica; son Robert M.; daughters Dallas Rohr, Olivia and Deanna Rezentes, Vee Medeiros, Kimberlyn Ah Hee and Chaminade Ornellas; sister Diane Taylor; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Committal services:10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Amy Fumie Mizukami

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Feb. 25, 2014
Amy Fumie Mizukami, 90, of Wailuku, formerly of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Wailuku. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Mel, daughters Janice Tsukada and Karen Apana, sisters Kay Ishigami and Rose Furuya, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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BEULAH (BEE) DONNA NAKASONE

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3-19 BEULAH NAKASONEBEULAH (BEE) DONNA NAKASONE February 21, 1943 – February 11, 2014 Beulah was 70 years old when she passed away at Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre’ (St. Francis Hospice Program). Beulah left us graciously and peacefully having spent her last month there making new friends with the other patients and staff. She is survived by her 2 sons, Lance and Sean Nakasone, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grand- children; brothers Douglas and Dexter Ahn and sister Sharon (Dennis) Ariyoshi. Private graveside service was held at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Paul Yui Woon Ng

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March 5, 2014
Paul Yui Woon Ng, 76, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Shekkei, China. He is survived by wife Lai Siu; sons Patrick, Philip and Harry; brother Yui Sum; sisters Rosa Lee and Mo Kwan Ko; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Glen Kazuto Okamura

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Feb. 25, 2014
Glen Kazuto Okamura, 87, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kiku, sons Gene and Jon, daughter Lori Gaynor and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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ALFREDO SALADINO PASCUAL

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ALFREDO SALADINO PASCUAL Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 21, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born September 14, 1926 in Peralta, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons, Mandrake (Anita) Pascual of WA, James (MaryAnn) Pascual of LV, Rizaldy (Lilibeth) Pascual, Sinbad (Josephine) Pascual of TX, Gregory (Rafaela) Pascual; daughters, Lilian Garen, Catherine (Paulo) Guting of CA, Marivic (Ziggy) Puaa; brothers, Alipio S. (Carolina) Pascual of Philippines, Servando S. (Rizalina) Pascual; 26 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (March 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Monday (March 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 noon Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Silvino Calantoc Retondo

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Feb. 22, 2014
Silvino Calantoc “Silvin” Retondo, 88, of Aiea, a Mililani Golf Course retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Eufrocina M. “Senang”; son Rolando; daughters Evelyn Gaspar, Philamer Ventura, Lydia Lagua and Myrna Agbayani; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. March 30 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 31 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gertrude Erika Schroeder

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March 11, 2014
Sister Gertrude Erika Schroeder, also known as Sister Gertrude Maria Schroeder, 90, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Germany. She is survived by numerous cousins. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Malia o ka Malu Convent, 1117 4th Ave. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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DOROTHY G. SHEPARD

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3-19 DOROTHY SHEPARDDOROTHY G. SHEPARD Dorothy first came to Hawaii in the late 40’s with her husband Dr. R Frederick Shepard and spent time on the island of Lana’i. They fell in love with Hawai’i and moved to Honolulu permanently in 1955. Dorothy loved the arts, especially painting, and over the years was a dedicated volunteer with the Hawaii Medical Association Auxiliary and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Dorothy is survived by three children, Jeff Shepard, Gale Erwin, and Heather Shannon, four grandchildren, Peter Erwin, Jenny Campbell, Lindsey Shannon, and Scott Shannon, and two great-grandchildren, Ella Erwin and Ava Campbell. Private services will be held. Donations in her memory may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Hawaiian Humane Society, the American Red Cross, or the charity of your choice.

SUGIKO T. “SUE” SHOOP

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SUGIKO T. SUE SHOOP Age 83, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 28, 2014 in Honolulu. Born January 29, 1931 in Kobe, Japan. A devout member of Agape Japanese Baptist Church. A retiree of Host International. She is survived by son, Frank Shoop, Jr.; 1 brother and 3 sisters residing in Japan. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (March 22) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Robert L. Paaluhi Sr.

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March 3, 2014
Robert L. “Bobby” Paaluhi Sr., 75, of Waianae, a musician for Kawai Cockett and the Lei Kukui Serenaders, retired Royal Contracting Inc. truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Deanna; sons Robert Jr., Weyten, Keith and Derek Sr.; daughters Laurene McFeeley and Willy Ann Paaluhi; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Dennis Ray Rhoden Sr.

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Feb. 13, 2014
Dennis Ray Rhoden Sr., 63, of Kapolei died in Oregon. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Perlita; sons Dennis Jr., Dalyn and Deo; stepdaughter Sheryl F. Rule; mother Dolores Henry; stepfather Leo Henry; sisters Diane Vesely and Denise Nederhouser; stepbrother Dwayne Ratzell; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Pamata A. Sula

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March 1, 2014
The Rev. Pamata A. Sula, 71, of Honolulu, a retired reverend at Door of Salvation Assembly of God, died in Honolulu. He was born in Poloa, Tutuila, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Simeaola; sons Pamata Jr., Koko, Faatauao and Eteloma; daughters Teuila Lutu and Paulagi, Magalita and Naomi Sula; brothers Taliese Malaefono and Malaki and Mati Sula; sisters Siononoa Mataia, Faanimo Amo, Mesepa Elia, Tiasoa Grantham, Teula Sula and Tiana Onosai; 24 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Carl K. Tanaka

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March 4, 2014
Carl K. Tanaka, 54, of Honolulu, a National Guard veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Howard Masaru and Helene F. Tanaka, brother Craig and sister Laurie Ann Kepa. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Edward Vargas

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March 16, 2014
Edward “Eddie” Vargas, 65, of Kapolei, a Navy veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y. He is survived by wife Lana; daughters Lanita R.M. Vargas and Shannon N.M. Gates; brothers Jose, Noel, Samuel and Roberto; sisters Gladys, Maria, Milagros and Yvette; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Elizabeth Paiva Wong

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March 10, 2014
Elizabeth Paiva Wong, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Stephen; daughter Robin Hall; brother Albert “Sonny” Paiva; sisters Minnie Reis, Lorraine Steinbacher, Josephine Andrade and Katherine Opunui; and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mother Marianne Cope Chapel, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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