Archive for May 11th, 2014

CLARA K. GILMAN CHOO ALAMEIDA

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CLARA K. GILMAN CHOO ALAMEIDA Age 101, of Waialua, HI, passed away April 29, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born October 26, 1912 in Waialua, Oahu. She is survived by son, Jere Francis (Carleen) Choo; daughter, Patricia McDermott- Sagon; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 5 great- great-grandchildren; sisters, Lillian K. Gilman, Edna L. (Jim) Stewart; brother, Douglas K. Gilman, Sr. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (May 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Florentino Corpuz Bartolome

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April 28, 2014
Florentino Corpuz Bartolome, 79, of Waipahu, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Linda, daughters Lorelin Bartolome and Mildred Toquero, brothers Filomeno and Angel, sister Luz Guzman and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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PHILIP GERARD NELSON, C.P.A.

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PHILIP GERARD NELSON, C.P.A. Philip Nelson, 82, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2014. A graduate of Mission Church High School in Boston, he joined the Air Force in 1951 and served honorably until 1955. After graduating from Bentley College in Boston, he moved to Honolulu. He earned the title of Certified Public Accountant in 1962. He married Loretta Bailey in 1968 and was a devoted husband. He enjoyed a successful career as an accountant, was a staunch Democrat and will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Loretta and is survived by his sisters Mary Fitzgerald, Margaret Habermas and Regina Campbell and his brother John Nelson as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in June in Honolulu. No flowers.

LORAINE M. DAIKOKU

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LORAINE M. DAIKOKU Age 67, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 20, 2014 in Waianae. Born August 4, 1946 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughters, Melissa S. Rodrigues, Shayne (Aurelio, Jr.) Ader; brother, Norman Daikoku; sister, Judith Lau; 4 grandchildren. Celebration of Life 6:30 p.m. Friday (May 16) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (85-574 Old Plantation Rd., Waianae). Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Virginia Damaso

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March 29, 2014
Virginia “Virgie” Damaso, 78, of Kapolei, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Madalene “Tweedie” Huddy, Virginia “Gini-Girl” Barber, Michelle “Mimi” Nordyke, Olivia R. Justo, Germaine “Raymie” Justo and Lucretia “Darcie” Damaso; brother Raymond Villanueva; sisters Florence Tecson and Cynthia Drew; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Celebration of life to follow at Makakilo residence.

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Hilda M. Dias

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April 29, 2014
Hilda M. Dias, 88, of Hilo, a homemaker and former Hawaiian Telephone Co. employee, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Clifford, Craig and James; daughters Sandra Gonzalez and Gayle Carter; sister Marie Serrao; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Charles Estrella

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May 6, 2014
Charles Estrella, 86, of Kahului, a Safeway employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Mary F.; sons Walter Jr., Matthew and Bonie Kan Hai; daughters Elizabeth Wong and Teri “Doll” Kan Hai; sister Jane Fernandez; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, in Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Maryann Frias

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April 22, 2014
Maryann Frias, 74, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband John M. III; sons Paul Sr., Lawrence, Angel Jr., Reuben, Timothy, Sam, Shawn and Kelly Yadao, and Dr. John IV, Richard, Elliott and Jeffrey Frias; daughters Lisa Aksionzyk, JoAnn Yadao, Melinda Gonsalves and TerriLyn Yadao-Ilda; brother Richard Medeiros; 50 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortu-ary.com.

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Carmen G. Fujimoto

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April 27, 2014
Carmen G. “Girlie” Fujimoto, 77, of Kahului, a Maui Pine retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Stanley Jr.; daughter Cindi Funes; brothers Salvador, Vicente and Myron J. Genilla; sisters Josephine Barut, Felomina Genilla-Garvin and Veronica “Nina” Nakamura; caregivers Amy, Gerald “Masa” and San Fujimoto, and Karen Nobriga; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Kiyoshi James Gibo

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April 5, 2014
Kiyoshi James Gibo, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. cable splicer supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Lauren G. Bobadilla, brothers Peter S. and Jack I., sister Joyce Higa and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m.

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Edith Huleka Herring

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May 5, 2014
Edith Huleka Herring, 82, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Hycarty Bathe, Selene Wexler and Delsinda Herring; brothers Alii, Gary, Pua and Aka Kauhola; sisters Lynette Havili, Momi Thompson, Eli Redongo and Aloha Planesi; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thurs-day. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwick- oahu.com.

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Hilarion Jonolino

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March 30, 2014
Hilarion “Gunna” Jonolino, 83, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Kohala Sugar Co. heavy equipment operator and a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel golf course groundskeeper, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Sheila Mae Machado, Valerie Maeda, Cindy Intendencia and Lolly French; sister Margaret Espiritu; 12 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, section K. Aloha attire.

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MASATO “LEFTY” KATEKARU

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5-11 MASATO KATEKARUMASATO LEFTY KATEKARU October 1, 1924 – April 8, 2014 89, of Aiea passed away peacefully at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Ewa and raised in Waianae. One of seven children to Kame and Uto Katekaru who immigrated from Okinawa. He was an Army veteran and retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard with 39 years of service. Enjoyed his retirement taking up ballroom dancing, ceramic classes, gardening, bowling, and keyboard lessons. Up to the time of his passing, he was bowling with the Aiea Makule Bowling League at Aiea Bowl. Enjoyed traveling to Japan, Okinawa, Canada, California, New York, and Las Vegas and several cruises. Belonged to the Hawaii United Okinawa Association and was a member of the Nishihara Chojin Kai where he shared his love of playing the keyboard at the annual New Year’s party. He was recognized as the clubs Uchinanchu of the Year Honoree this past January. He is survived by wife, Haruye Katekaru, son, Lance (Maile) Katekaru, daughter, Cora (Jonathan) Cho and grand daughters Stephanie and Sherilyn Cho and Nicole Katekaru. Also survived by brother Herbert (Deanna) Katekaru, sisters Yoshie (Harry) Asato and Kay Shimabukuro. Precedent in death daughter, Jessie Katekaru and brother, Luke Katekaru. He lived a wonderful life full of love and laughter surrounded by his family and friends. Private services were held.

Lehuanani Kekahuna

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April 29, 2014
Esther Lehuanani Kekahuna, 52, of Waihee, Maui, a waitress, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by companion John De Cambra Sr.; brother Damien; and sisters Bernadette Paleka, Hannah and Althea Nakoa, Rosie Tarpley and Harriet Kekahuna. No services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

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DR. CLIFFORD KOTARO KOBAYASHI

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5-11 DR. CLIFFORD KOBAYASHIDR. CLIFFORD KOTARO KOBAYASHI Dr. Clifford Kotaro Kobayashi was a gardener and a fisherman. He was a physician, a teacher, a devoted husband, a loving father and friend. He drew his final breath just before dawn on Sunday, April 6, grandchildren by his side. He was 94. Clifford became the second board certified pediatrician in Hawaii. He was an old fashioned doctor who made house calls, often accepting saimin and smoked meat as payment. He was as passionate teaching infant nutrition to new mothers as he was about providing practical community education to medical students. Clifford was instrumental in starting the Premature Infant Demonstration Center at St. Francis Hospital and served as the Center’s director for years. He helped establish and chaired the residency program at Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital, and he participated in a feasibility study to create a two-year medical school at the University of Hawaii. Cliff later became a Professor of Pediatrics at the John Burns School of Medicine, and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Queen’s and the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing. His dream of becoming a doctor began with his own near-fatal bout of pneumonia as a child. He admired the Wailuku doctor who never abandoned hope, and he learned that “so important [is] the love parents have for a child.” Clifford lived most of his life in Honolulu, but Maui was home. His paternal grandparents–Kyutaro and Towa Kobayashi–arrived in 1891 aboard the Miike Maru. Kyutaro interpreted for laborers at the Makawao Courthouse and within three years he and Towa left the plantation to raise racehorses and operate the Kobayashi Hotel across from the Paia Mercantile. Clifford’s father, Nobuichi, was the oldest child, and eventually ran a movie theater and N. Kobayashi Auto Supply on Hana Highway. Clifford would play the pianorola during the silent movies, and when Nobuichi secured Hawaii’s first Pepsi-Cola and Nehi Beverages franchise, Cliff and his brother Harry washed bottles by hand. Nobuichi married Michiyo Iwamoto–the daughter of shibori and bonsai artisans–and Clifford was the firstborn of six children. He went to Paia School, he rose to the rank of Eagle Scout in Paia’s Troop 10, and after graduating from Maui High in 1938 spent two years at the University of Hawaii before transferring to the University of Iowa. With his Martin ukulele in tow, Clifford rode steerage from Honolulu to San Francisco before boarding a train to Iowa City. On December 7, 1941, Clifford was a medical school freshman. He would say, “I felt like a man without a country.” Although his ancestry barred him from military service, his Iowa classmates and professors embraced and defended him–many were children of German immigrants who faced similar intolerance during World War I. Clifford returned to Honolulu for his internship at Queen’s Hospital, and when he met student nurse Catherine Kwon, it was love at first sight. Five months after V-J Day, Clifford and Cathy married at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Despite his World War II exclusion from the military, Clifford was Honorably Discharged as a U.S. Air Force (Korean War) Major in 1955. He was a lifelong gardener and fisherman. In Paia, he scaled rocks for pipipi and opihi, fashioned homemade spears and goggles, and netted lobsters. He spent countless hours whipping for barracuda, papio, and omaka. He pulled catfish out of the Iowa River, shrimped in La Paz, and fished the waters of Fiji and Kiritimati. Cliff planted mango and fig trees that sprawl and blossom to this day in Paia on the same acreage where his grandparents’ home once stood. In his final days, he dreamed of ulua, he sang Mario Lanza tunes and closed his eyes to hum Puccini arias. He pulled his granddaughter’s hand to his chest and softly whispered, “what a story.” He is survived by his wife of 69 years Cathy, daughters Mary (Maj. Gen. Tim) Lowenberg, Susan (Bob) Schwab, Dr. Barbara Kobayashi, and Rita (Joe) May. His memory will be cherished by grandchildren Cathy Malia Lowenberg, Dr. Christine Schwab (Dr. Mike Klevay), Dr. Jennifer Schwab, Stephen Schanzenbach, David Schanzenbach, Sean May, and great-grandchildren Madeleine and Nora Klevay. He leaves siblings Constance Yamamoto, Buddy Kobayashi, and Prof. Victor Kobayashi. Cliff is missed by his beloved cat, Kiko. The family is deeply grateful to the staff of St. Francis Hospice/The Sister Maureen Keleher Center who brought dignity and comfort to Cliff’s final days. Clifford’s ashes will be inurned at The Cathedral of St. Andrew following a 1:30 Service on Saturday, May 24, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Cathedral of St. Andrew–the church where Cliff and Cathy began their journey, one that remains a beacon of hope, tolerance, and love.

ALVIN K. S. LEONG

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ALVIN K. S. LEONG Alvin Kwock Sun Leong, a kind, generous and gregarious person, foodie who loved to cook, harmonica player and sports fan (especially of his children and grandchildren), died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was 89. Most important to “Al” (or “Dugan,” for those who knew him during his career), were his family, food (and lots of it, especially when he was the cook), sports (in which his children or grandchildren participated and Univ. of Hawaii and Punahou sports), engaging in conversation with strangers (especially tourists), dancing, and harmonica playing. In his younger days, he was a spectacular yo-yo player. He played a rockin` harmonica, by ear. Al retired after working as an identification clerk at OCCC and for the State of Hawaii. He was a past-president of the Leong Soong Duck Tong and a member of the Bingham Tract Broncos. Al is survived by his children: Liane (Randall) Murch, Donna (Robin Uyeshiro), Craig (Miyo Yamamoto), and Brenda (Samuel) Beadles; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; companion Shirley Atkin of Pella, Iowa; sister Eloise; and brother Edmund. Al requested a Rock-N-Roll Send-Off! Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Visitation 9:30-10:15; Service 10:15; lunch to follow. Private burial. He asked everyone to be happy – so in his honor, Wear Happy Colors! No flowers. The family thanks Dr. Glenn Uto, who gave Al the best last 10 years he could have asked for, and Al’s kind and patient caregivers: Kristell, Emy, Lynne, Marcie and Kim. Aloha `Oe Kung Kung! Until We Meet Again! For more info, see: http:// kungkung.munchloved.com

KAZUTOSHI MITO

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KAZUTOSHI MITO Age 89, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 2, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born September 21, 1924 in Waialua, HI. Kazutoshi was a retired truck driver from Dole Plantation. He is survived by wife, Lillian Mito; daughters, Cheryl Mito, Valerie Mito, Suzanne Mito; sisters, Hatsuko Awaya, Akiko (Atsushi) Saito, Mae (Francis) Funakoshi. Private Services were held.

Thomas William Moniz

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April 22, 2014
Thomas William Moniz, 76, of Waianae, a construction project manager and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Joyce, sons Samuel, Joseph and Fred Pasion; daughters Sherry and Jessica Moniz, Jocelin Sabir and Anita Sagon; brother Timothy; sisters Carol Miyaki and Lorraine Bailey; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mary Rowley Mooney

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MARY LOUISE ROWLEY MOONEY Mary Louise Rowley Mooney passed away April 14th, 2014, at home, with family and dear friends by her side. Born September 15th, 1931, in Ravenswood, West Virginia, Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Coit and Margaret Rowley, and her oldest son, Tom Mooney. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 61 years, Brigadier General Harley F. Mooney; children Meg Brulatour, Beth Loy, John Mooney and Frank Mooney; daughter-in-law Robin Thornton Mooney, sons-in-law Lon Weingart and Craig Loy; siblings Libby Knotts, Ken Rowley and Margie Simpson; grandchildren Annie and Mary Brulatour, Francis Mooney, and Rachab Mooney Van Vreeswyk; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Always outgoing, with a generous spirit and a genuine interest in others, Mary had many wonderful friends, in particular, Mimi Thies; Trini, Jack and Isabel Parsons; and the Marvelous Mahjongg Matriarchs. Mary also maintained close contact with several of her Alpha Xi Delta sorority sisters, and was the 2013-14 Honolulu Alumnae Panhellenic Association delegate. In high school and college, Mary spent summers as a lifeguard, swimming instructor and camp counselor; she was a cheerleader in high school and a member of West Virginia University’s synchronized swim team. She met Harley on a blind date at WVU; after they married in 1953, his Army career took them all over the United States, including two tours in Hawaii. Even with five small children, Mary found time to become an accomplished seamstress and tailor; she called herself a hobbyist but she was truly an artist, especially skilled in all forms of needlepoint. She made beautiful hanging tapestries and rugs, using her own patterns. Later, she worked with stained glass, creating large exquisite pieces that now grace the homes of all her children. After Harley retired from the Army, the family settled in Charleston, WV. Mary got her real estate license but couldn’t shake the wanderlust. She organized several fantastic family road trips, including one that culminated in a week-long reunion in the glorious Colorado Rockies, an event that mirrored the trip Coit and Margaret Rowley had made with their four children some forty years before. Another once-in-a-lifetime experience was Mary’s grand tour of North America with her oldest daughter and three granddaughters: From the northeastern U.S. into and across Canada to the Pacific Northwest and California, finally heading home via a southerly route. Along the way, the travelers visited the incredible Corn Palace of Mitchell, South Dakota and the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming; they walked along the blue ice of a glacier and through the ruins of a thousand-year old pueblo; and paid their respects at Mount Rushmore and at Graceland. At the age of 66, Mary decided to truly explore the globe by traveling to various places and living in destination for months at a time. She enjoyed her solo expeditions but took special pleasure in sharing her experiences: Her granddaughters spent their summer vacations in Ireland and Australia; her youngest daughter joined her in Spain, Greece and France; her sons often talk about adventures with Mary in New Zealand, Mexico, and England. Even during her world travels, Mary frequently came back to Hawaii. Her family had always loved life in the islands; it felt like home. In 2006, she settled down for good Well, except for the occasional “road trip” to the mainland, and some brief ventures abroad. Her last big excursion, with two dear friends, took her to Italy shortly after her 80th birthday. Otherwise, she remained in Oahu for the rest of her life, her door ever open to a steady stream of family and friends. That she chose Hawaii as her final destination makes perfect sense to all who knew and loved her; Mary “lived aloha” every day of her life. In lieu of flowers, Mary’s family requests that her memory be honored through donations to Islands Hospice at 1301 Young Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 (Attn: Jackie Dunn); Islandshospice.com`

Momoe T. Morioka

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May 1, 2014
Momoe T. Morioka, 94, of Honolulu, died in Aiea. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Kenneth M. and Glenn T., daughter Karen T., a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Justus Albert Muller

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May 4, 2014
Justus Albert Muller, 87, of Kailua, a research engineer and a Navy lieutenant who served during the Korean War and World War II, died at home. He was born in Muscatin, Iowa. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Eric, Lawrence and Adrian; and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Salvation Army. Online condolences: oahumortuary. com.

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CHARLOTTE HATSUMI MURAKAMI

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5-11 CHARLOTTE MURAKAMI -cOLORCHARLOTTE HATSUMI MURAKAMI God called Charlotte home on April 18, 2014, Good Friday, at the age of 74. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her immediate family. Charlotte was born on March 20, 1940. She was the only child of Shizuo and Umeno Onishi of Aiea. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of California at Berkeley. She met her husband Arthur T. Murakami in 1963 and they married in 1964. She taught English at Kalani High School until the birth of her daughter Janice in 1968. She followed Jan throughout her school days and spent many years volunteering at Punahou School as room parent, PFA board member and during Jan’s junior year she chaired the Punahou Carnival and went on to be PFA President during Jan’s senior year. After Jan’s graduation she worked for the East West Center, Child and Family Service and for the Governor’s Office of Children and Youth as their Youth Affair’s Officer until she retired to care for her father. She made caring for her family her top priority. She cared for him until his passing and then shortly after she became a grandmother to Jarret and then Jordan. She cherished her time with them and they were her pride and joy. Later she and Art moved from their home so she could be closer to her mother to care for her. Charlotte was always caring for someone be it her husband, parents, or grandsons. She was a friend to many and was always there to share a laugh, lend an ear, or give a hug. Charlotte was truly selfless in her love for others. She will be missed, but never forgotten. She is survived by husband, Arthur, daughter Janice Furuta, son-in-law Jason Furuta, grandsons Jarret and Jordan Furuta, and mother, Umeno Onishi. Memorial Services will be held May 17, 2014, their 50th wedding anniversary. Visitation 1pm; service 2pm at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. No flowers, please.

Roland Nobuji

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April 9, 2014
Roland “Itsu” Nobuji, 70, of Honolulu, a retired plumber, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen K., sons Guy and Owen, and sisters Karen Nakamura and Wilma and Lana Nobuji. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information given in an obituary printed Tuesday.

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Alice Shizuko Nunotani

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May 5, 2014
Alice Shizuko Nunotani, 76, of Waipahu, a retired Fisher Hawaii store supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Brian, daughters Janice Mizuno and Stacy Akemoto, brothers Wallace and Ronald Inouye, sisters Jean Nagaoka and Joyce Martines, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Francis Gallipeau Sr.

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April 28, 2014
John Francis Gallipeau Sr., 86, of Ho-nomu, Hawaii, a retired Navy and Air Force veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, and a eucharistic minister at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Honomu, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Newport, R.I. He is survived by wife Elsa, son John Jr., daughters Shaunne Souza and Sherrie Gallipeau, brothers Joseph and Guy, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Lloyd Keliikaua Richards Sr.

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May 5, 2014
Lloyd Keliikaua “Blackie” Richards Sr., 74, of Aiea, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer, a retired security officer at Kaiser Permanente, and a Hono-lulu Airport agriculture inspector, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Lloyd “Kelii” and Leighton, daughters Cheri and Tiffany, sisters Anne Ili and Lybertta Lee, caregiver Mary Parcrem, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mystical Rose Chapel, Saint Louis School. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Kendall Tin Yong Tom Sr.

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April 15, 2014
Kendall Tin Yong Tom Sr., 74, of Kaneohe, a retired stevedore for McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co. Ltd., died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mabel Estrella; sons Harold, Adam and Kendall “Bully” Jr.; daughters Maria Elena, Angeline and Marlene Tom, and Roxanne Tom-Detol; hanai sons Deldon and Duane Staggs; brother Kenneth; sisters Sheila “Nani” and Louise “Ulu”; hanai brother Derek “Keala” Montervon; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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WILLIAM KAHALEWAI KA’AI SR.

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WILLIAM KAHALEWAI KA’AI SR. 85, of Aiea, HI passed away April 18, 2014. Born December 13, 1928 in Molokai, HI. Retired heavy equipment operator with Hawaiian Dredging & Construction, Oahu Construction and Ben Hayashi Ltd. He was a member with the Operating Engineers Local Union #3. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Louise Anna Bertha; sons, William K. Ka’ai Jr. (Pua), Howard I. Ka’ai (Helen); daughter, Rochelle Ka’ai De Costa (Melvin); sisters, Lucille Naehu (Gordon), Blance Kaeka; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son, Gary W. Ka’ai. Visitation on Monday, May 19, 9:30am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at 10:30am. Burial at 1:00pm. Casual attire.

DONALD MARION COOK, SR.

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DONALD MARION COOK, SR. Age 78, of Mililani, HI, passed away April 3, 2014 in Mililani. Born October 14, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. Retired Sergeant First Class United States Army. He is survived by sons, Donald Cook, Jr., Corbin (Kimberly) Cook, Darren (Deborah) Cook; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (May 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (May 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual Attire.

Yukie Takayama

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April 29, 2014
Yukie Takayama, 90, of Lahaina, a hotel industry launderer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Leonard, daughter Amy Ruidas, brother Patrick Kato, sisters Pat Nagai and Blanche Kato, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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