Archive for March 26th, 2014

Rafael P. Acoba

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 19, 2014
Rafael P. Acoba, 93, of Kahului, a retired Maui Police Department lieutenant and founder of Acoba Realty, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Janis, son Glenn and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Maui Evangelical Church, 256 Hina Ave., Kahului. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamillymortuaries.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Carol Maria Oania Andrews

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 23, 2014
Carol Maria Oania Andrews, 60, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired defense industry consultant, died at home. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Michael, brothers Renato and Ruben Oania, and sisters Alejandra Aczon, and Merlinda and Flordelis Oania. Private celebration of life.

Posted in Death Notices

Moises Trinidad Bagain

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 19, 2014
Moises Trinidad Bagain, 92, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. laborer, died. He was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rufina Adriano; sons Samuel, Rudy and Roly; daughters Leticia Pasion and Eden Mabini; sister Encarnacion Mabini; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Posted in Death Notices

George Allen Bettencourt

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 20, 2014
George Allen Bettencourt, 96, of Waipahu, formerly of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Lihue Sugar Plantation supervisor, died in Waipahu. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Julie B. Dick, Carol B. Gibo, Mary Ann B. Griffin and Donna B. O’Connor; brothers Harold and William; sisters Carrie Vilela and Margie Brown; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Posted in Death Notices

Dorsey Ray Brady

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

3-26 614126 Dorsey BradyDORSEY RAY BRADY April 20, 1942 – March 15, 2014 Dorsey Ray Brady, 71, passed away on Saturday, March 15, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on April 20, 1942 in Long Beach, California and adopted by Arnold Ray Brady and Dora Della (Helzer) Brady. Dorsey grew up in Seal Beach, CA and graduated from Huntington Beach Union High School in 1959. After high school he attended college at UCLA and then joined the Marines. Dorsey began working for the hospitality industry while in college and spent over 45 years doing what he loved for companies like Inter-Island Resorts, Del Webb, Tollman Hundley Hotels and Outrigger Hotels & Resorts. Dorsey is survived by his wife, Lai Kuen (Helen) Brady, his daughters, Diana (Brett) Hindi and Dawn (Doug) Adams and his son, Dane (Trish) Brady and 6 grandchildren; stepdaughter Stephanie Anderson and 4 grandaughters and stepson, John (Jackie) Anderson. A memorial service & ash scattering will be held at 5:30pm on Sunday, March 30th aboard the Kahala Kai out of Kewalo Basin. Leis or flowers may be ordered directly with Hawaii Ash Scatterings at 808-973-0311. Condolences may be left on Dorsey Brady’s online guest book at www.hawaiiashscatterings.com.

REBEKAH LI MOANI KEALA DANIEL

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

3-26 REBEKAH MOANIKEALA DANIELREBEKAH LI MOANIKEALA DANIEL Age 33, of Poulsbo, WA, passed away March 9, 2014 in Bremerton, WA. Born May 14, 1980 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by spouse, Walter Daniel; son, Damien Esaias Po’okela Lung; daughter, Victoria MoaniKeala Daniel; father, Herbert Victor; mother, Vanda Victor; brother, Robert (Realene) Victor; grandmother, Carnation Harvest; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation 5:45 p.m. Monday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 1) at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church; (3950 Paine Cr. Honolulu); Memorial Service 9:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, make donations to: www.gofundme.com/wwwgofundmecomMoaniD.

Carolann Ululani Castro Dawson

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

Feb. 15, 2014
Carolann Ululani Castro Dawson, 55, of Honolulu died in Albuquerque, N.M. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Napoleon III and Nicholas; daughter Chanelle; father Petronello Montera; brothers Bryon and Alton Montera; sisters Robyn and Kelly Montera, and Wendy Egger; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Road, Honolulu. Eulogy: 9:15 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

Jean Jenkins Harr

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

Feb. 20, 2014
Jean Jenkins Harr, 72, of Mililani, a retired Hawaii Pacific University college administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Eldon, Mo. She is survived by husband Richard; son David; daughter Elizabeth; brother George Dellmar Jenkins; sisters Ina Lewis, Roberta Johnson and Martha Ramsey; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Posted in Death Notices

Michael Glen Hubbard

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 6, 2014
Services for Michael Glen Hubbard, 54, of Hawaii, a merchant seaman, will be held at a later date. He died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Dallas. He is survived by mother Patsy L. Craft, stepfather William E. Craft, father Glenn Hubbard, stepmother Vicky Hubbard and sisters Jan Garner and Teresa Hubbard.

Posted in Death Notices

Albert William Braine Jr.

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 6, 2014
Albert William Braine Jr., 44, of Waimanalo, a lei maker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Tristan and Victory, parents Albert W. and Naomi K., brother Albert H. and sisters Angela Medeiros, Andrea Lorgent and Alexandria Byous. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Posted in Death Notices

Edward T. Peterson Jr.

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 16, 2014
Edward T. Peterson Jr., 85, of Kailua-Kona, a Navy veteran and an aviation administration retiree, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Missouri. He is survived by wife Linda, son Ward, daughter Christine Pike and a grandchild. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Paul T. Kobayashi

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

3-26 613834   Paul KobayashiPAUL T. KOBAYASHI Long-time educator and former principal of Leilehua High School and Wahiawa Community School, passed away quietly at his home in Wahiawa on January 26, 2014. He was 83. Kobayashi is remembered for his contributions to organizations such as the Hawaii Department of Education, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA), HGEA EO Unit 6, Hawaii Democratic Party, Wahiawa General Hospital, Hawaii Chapter of the National Football Foundation, and the Kunia Orchid Society. Below is a tribute written and presented by Aileen Hokama at the dedication of Leilehua High School’s Paul T. Kobayashi Gymnatorium on December 16, 2006. In 1958, a young, idealistic Paul Kobayashi was assigned to Radford High School as a teacher. Thus began an auspicious career as an educator that would span 44 years and include unprecedented leadership as an Educational Specialist for the then OIS and for Leeward District. An innovative principal for Leilehua High School for 13 years. Three time president of the OIA. Groundbreaking work with the HGEA. Principal of the Wahiawa Community School for 23 years. A Commissioner on the WASC Board. In these authorized leadership positions and as the undeclared but true leader behind the scenes, Paul Kobayashi was a visionary whose fearless leadership would forever change the DOE landscape and the travel of all educational officers who would follow him. The DOE was still a youthful educational system when Paul Kobayashi earned his master’s degree and began his educational career in 1958. At the time, Hawaii was immersed in its sometimes turbulent transition from a paternalistic plantation community to statehood. It was a time when its citizens in all institutions, including the DOE, were struggling to create opportunities to demonstrate their competence and capacity for leadership. These social forces shaped the philosophy and vision of Mr. Kobayashi and guided an educational career shaped by a strong belief in the inherent capacity of people, regardless of status, race or nationality, to become contributing leaders of their school and larger community. In 1972, in an interview in the Central Island News, Paul Kobayashi said, “In the final analysis, the school must meet the varying needs of the students they serve in terms of the changing dynamics and conditions replete in society today-and tomorrow-the threshold of the 21st century.” This quest for dynamic education and the need to prepare students for a new century was clearly ahead of its time. Twenty years later, educators across the nation would rally around school renewal and preparation for a vastly different 21st century. As an educational leader, Paul Kobayashi traversed a sometimes solitary road, recognizing that true leadership includes personal sacrifice and the strength to withstand the pessimists, the cynics and the doubters afraid of change. Hugh Yoshida said it best: “Mr. Kobayashi’s decisions may not always have been popular; but they were right for students.” Paul Kobayashi made possible: Learning Option Time (LOT) that provided Leilehua’s 3,000 students extended learning opportunities and time for professional development for teachers. He said at the time “the school cannot and should not be the sole provider of learning situations. The community institutions have much to offer; therefore, a mutual exposure will benefit both student and the community.” 20 years later, the DOE would advocate community involvement with schools and the Parent Networking Centers. At Leilehua, Paul created an Instructional Council, Supportive Council, Co-Curricular Council and the School Community Council, who were charged with decision-making and problem-solving of school issues. Two decades later, the DOE would begin SCBM. He provided the necessary leadership in the formation of the Oahu Interscholastic Association by merging the members of the original ROIA and the public schools from the Interscholastic Association of Honolulu in 1970. Nay Sayers predicted this would be the demise of high school athletics. Paul Kobayashi was convinced that the creation of OIA would provide public school students with an even playing field where they could excel as athletes. He worked to have the OIA Game of the Week on television, filming public school athletes for the first time. Today, OIA is a strong and proud League offering the community the best of athletic contests and showcasing the talents of public school athletes. In 1973, he worked to establish the Hawaii Prep Bowl which has become an annual event for sport enthusiasts. His work with the HGEA helped to establish a union for the educational officers of Hawaii, ensuring that Hawaii residents would have equal access to principalships and the opportunity for us to shape our own destiny. He has mentored and guided an unbelievable number of educators and their work as educational leaders has assured that his positive and visionary influence continues in the Department of Education and in this state. The Leilehua Gymnatorium is symbolic of Paul Kobayashi. His work with community leaders and legislators provided the impetus for its construction. He assured that this Gymnatorium, with its second floor that includes a wrestling room, a huge stage and locker rooms, would be multi-functional and provide student athletes with exceptional facilities for practice and games. The gymnatorium was ahead of its time. It was a source of pride for this community. It remains a first class facility. It is “one-of-a-kind”, never again to be replicated. It is Paul T. Kobayashi.

Thomas Kuluhiwa

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 19, 2014
Thomas “Awana” Kuluhiwa, 85, of Kahului, a retired Ace Marmac key smith and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by brothers Walter M. Sr. and Francis “Ah Yet,” and sister Mary Soliben. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Linda Ann Cariaga Lomibao

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

Feb. 22, 2014
Linda Ann Cariaga Lomibao, 70, of Ewa Beach, a Marriott Hotel retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Oliver and Joel; daughters Jannette, Melanie and Vengelin; sister Gloria Tomas; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Posted in Death Notices

Dai Hing Loo

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 23, 2014
Dai Hing Loo, 95, of Pearl City, a physical director and instructor at Nuuanu YMCA and Whittier College, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winnie W.N.; son Alan G.L., daughter Lucinda Loo-Marsh; brothers Tai Lin, Tai King “Bobby,” Arthur T.M. and Stanley K.Y.; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Mass at noon. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

Irene Tamiko Maesaka

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 17, 2014
Irene Tamiko “Tami” Maesaka, 82, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert; daughter Jodie Maesaka-Hirata; brother Tokio Itano; sisters Gladys Konishi, Makie Miyake and Takako Sueda; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Posted in Death Notices

George Noboru Ozaki

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 6, 2014
George Noboru Ozaki, 83, of Kailua, a retired Bank of Hawaii assistant vice president of materials management and an Army veteran, died in Hospice Hawaii in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean, sons Gary and Ronn, daughter Cindy Kaita and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

Nancy Tsurue Ramos

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

3-26 613831 Nancy RamosNANCY TSURUE RAMOS Age 92, of Kaneohe, passed away at home on March 14, 2014. She was born in Hilo. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph Ramos; parents, Matsu and Kame Uchima; brothers Danny, Larry, and Zenko Uchima; son Eddie Uchima Lindsey; stepson Joseph Ramos; and granddaughter Mary Jane Ramos-Langston of Osceola, Arkansas. Survived by sons David (Phyllis), Phillip, Gary (Sharon), Brian (Lovey) Ramos; and daughters Karen Heimoana, Sherri Perreira, Velma Funtanilla, and Debra Ramos; 27 grand- children; 57 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. Monday (March 31) Valley of the Temples Memorial ParkChapel, service 12 p.m., burial 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

William Shigetani

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 5, 2014
William Shigetani, 91, of Wailuku, a weigh master at Hawaiian Bitumuls Paving on Maui, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by wife Michie, sons William and Leslie, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services held. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Clothilde Marie Pereira Souza

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 19, 2014
Clothilde Marie Pereira Souza, 95, of Huntington Beach, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Gwendolyn and Valerie, nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services held.

Posted in Death Notices

VICTORIO BENITEZ ORDONEZ, SR.

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

VICTORIO BENITEZ ORDONEZ, SR. Age 93, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 10, 2014 in Waipahu. Born October 26, 1920 in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Hyatt Regency Hotel. Member of San Estebanians of Hawaii and Local Union 5. He is survived by daughters, Evelyn Aguinaldo, Marylou (Alberto) Isaac, Betty (Robert) Smith, Heddy (Freddie) Esperanza, Helen (Richard) Mark; sons, Victorio (Nelia) Ordonez, Jr., Romeo (Nora) Ordonez, Edwin (Lydia) Ordonez, Jerry Ordonez; 37 grandchildren; 75 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (March 31) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Victorio Benitez Ordonez Sr.

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 10, 2014
Victorio Benitez Ordonez Sr., 93, of Waipahu, a Hyatt Regency Hotel retiree and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Victorio Jr., Romeo, Edwin and Jerry; daughters Evelyn Aguinaldo, Marylou Isaac, Betty Smith, Heddy Esperanza and Helen Mark; 37 grandchildren; and 75 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Posted in Death Notices

Leroy Kunio Padilla Sr.

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 6, 2014
Leroy Kunio Padilla Sr., 65, of Wahiawa, a retired chef and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Anacleta; sons Leroy Jr., Shayne and Larry Padilla, and Louis Lagmay; daughter Michelle Castro; stepfather Frank Gallegos; stepmother Rosita; brothers Reggie and Glenn; sisters Trudy Cambra and Rosaline Gonsalves; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial at noon Monday at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, 110 Laimana St., Hilo.

Posted in Death Notices

Nicolette Maile Vares

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 20, 2014
Nicolette Maile Vares, 16, of Kapolei, a student, will be remembered in a celebration of life 11 a.m.-2 pm. Sunday at Nimitz Beach, Pavilion No. 1806. She was born in Newport, Va. She is survived by father Nick A. and brother Keoni M. Beach attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Carl O. White

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

March 20, 2014
Carl O. White, 93, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a dairyman and pilot, died. He was born in Springfield, Ill. He is survived by son Vernon “Kimo” and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran