Archive for December 6th, 2014

Kelvin Mark Abang

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Oct. 16, 2014
Kelvin Mark Abang, 60, of Newark, Calif., formerly of Waianae, a welder and a Navy veteran, died in Palo Alto, Calif. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Paula R., daughters Alicia and Tainelle, son Kelvin II, mother Gladys M., brothers Butch and Terry, sisters Carolyn and Laverne, and three grandchildren. Services held in Newark. Final scattering of ashes in Waianae to be held in June. Contact family for details.

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Loi Nguyen Adame

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Nov. 17, 2014
Loi Nguyen Adame, 84, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She is survived by husband Jose, daughter Thu Thuy N. and a grandchild. Services pending.

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LEONILA “LILY” MENDAROS BARTOLOME

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LEONILA LILY MENDAROS BARTOLOME Age 91, of Waianae, passed away November 12, 2014 in Honolulu. Born September 20, 1923 in Zambales, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Danny Bartolome, Rolan Bartolome, Ric Bartolome, Jun (Malou) Bartolome; daughters, Remy (Juanito) Aquino, Ester (Carlos) Lapurga, Eva B. Ingasalo; sister, Elena Estrella; 23 grand- children; 20 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 12/12 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Saturday 12/13 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church, 712 N School St. Mass 9:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOHN VIRGIL BREWER

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$nameIn Loving Memory JOHN VIRGIL BREWER December 20, 1941 – November 18, 2014 John Virgil Brewer was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, December 20, 1941, to John Shelton Brewer and Lelia Louise (Ford) Brewer. Soon after his birth, the family moved to California. John grew up and went to school in San Diego. In June of 1960, he graduated from Kearny High School and in October he joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1960-1963 as an E5 Chaplain’s Assistant at Fort Carson, Colorado. On December 30, 1960, John married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Lee Hall, at the Linda Vista Presbyterian Church. In October 1963, John started his career in dry cleaning at Fed-Mart Cleaners. Then, in July 1968, his business partners purchased Sun Cleaners and John moved his wife and two daughters, Debbie Lynn (born 1964) and Laurie Kay (born 1966), to Hawaii. Sun Cleaners was sold in 1970 by Clabir Company, then sold again to Hillman Company in 1974. John then worked as the General Manager, running eight dry cleaning locations. In 1980 John and Beverly purchased these eight locations eventually expanding the company to 26 Al Phillips the Cleaner stores and also starting their Uniform Rental Company on Oahu in Hawaii. John and Beverly sold the Hawaii businesses in 2005, and retired to Newport Beach remaining active in their California and Oregon stores. During his career, John was involved in many organizations: Young Presidents’ Organization; Honolulu Executive Association; Rotary Club of Honolulu; Textile Rentail Association; Chamber of Commerce in Hawaii, Oregon and California. John was also a founding member of the MC12 Varsity Group of the top twenty dry cleaners in the U.S. He served on the Civilian Advisory Board for the U. S. Air Force for twelve years, flying to the Arctic, Easter Island and the South Pacific, inspecting bases on Air Force One. He was in South Carolina for the Hawaii Executive Conference of Top Twenty-Eight businessmen. John’s interests included golf, fishing, travel, Lamborghini road trips and horse races. He especially enjoyed family guest ranch visits, cruises, skiing trips and being with dear friends. John is survived by his wife of 53 years, two daughters and their husbands, five grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and many nieces and nephews as well as longtime friends and employees. Join us for a Gathering Celebration of John Brewer’s life, December 12th 2014, between 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Outrigger Canoe Club, 2920 Kalakua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, www.legacy.com.

Harry Sinn You Chong

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Nov. 25, 2014
Harry Sinn You Chong, 93, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired pump maintenance operator, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Harrison, daughter Kathy Sakamoto, brothers Clarence and Robert, sisters Henrietta Aveiro and Wilhelmina Chong, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lillian Wong Feliciano

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Nov. 10, 2014
Lillian Wong Feliciano, 89, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wesley B., brothers Dr. Arthur K. and David S.Y. Wong, sister Elizabeth K.L. Wong and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Ellen Tamaki Harano

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Nov. 4, 2014
Ellen Tamaki Harano, 87, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by sons Nelson and Melvin, brother Fukumi Tanaka, stepbrothers Iwai and Takao Tanaka, stepsister Mariko Ishibashi and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Kona Hongwanji. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Walter Tatsumi Hirai

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Nov. 13, 2014
Walter Tatsumi Hirai, 90, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government inventory clerk at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen T.; sons Clinton S. and Nolan S.; brother Francis; sisters June Hirai, Margaret Tom and Eleanor Marquez; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Daniel Aila’au Holland

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Nov. 28, 2014
Daniel Aila’au Holland, infant son of Laura Holland and Timothy Fondren of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He is also survived by sisters Kahealani Poehere, Kailanaokapouli Mei-Ling and Liliaikawai Jing-Yi Fondren; and grandparents Daniel and Megumi. No services.

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James Roderick Hunt

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Nov. 14, 2014
James Roderick “Jim” Hunt, 69, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a retired Honokaa High School teacher and owner of Hamakua Hideaway Treehouse, died at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by sons Jaimes, Deva and Bryan; brother Russell; sister Marcie Dinkle; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Dec. 20 at North Hawaii Education and Research Center, Honokaa pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations may be sent to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Arthur Thomas Jennings

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Nov. 23, 2014
Arthur Thomas Jennings, 94, of Mililani, an attorney for the New York state Department of Labor, an Army veteran who served in the 92nd Infantry Division in Italy in World War II, a second lieutenant platoon leader for the 371st Infantry Regiment and a recipient of the Purple Heart, American Defense Ribbon and European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with two stars, died in Mililani. He was born in Point Peter, Ga. He is survived by wife Ernestine A. and daughters Dr. Anne M. Jennings-See, and Cynthia E. and Dr. Laura L. Jennings. Private services.

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William Jarrett “Jerry” Haalilio Bruhn Jr

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WILLIAM JARRETT JERRY HAALILIO BRUHN JR William Jarrett “Jerry” Haalilio Bruhn Jr (aka Baby Brother), 84, of Honolulu passed away peacefully on Nov 20 in Georgia with wife, Charmaine and daughter, Bridget at his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years; brother, Kalani (Puna) Dawson; sisters, Mapuana Kapana and Puaala (Benji) Wong; sons, Tevet (Marsha), Steven, Lyman (Sheila), Blaise (Michelle); daughters, Jermaine (Chris) Wendt, Amy, Malia (Edward) Millan, Bridget; 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Jerry was a loving husband, father and friend whose legacy as a teacher, coach, and athlete will be remembered by the many lives he touched. A St Louis College Alum, he excelled at basketball and went on to play for the University of Hawaii. He was also the first UH men’s volleyball coach. His journey through life included being the recipient of the Purple Heart in the Korean War, as a member of the U.S.M.C. “Semper Fi”. He was a GS9-11 while with the Civil Service stationed overseas in the Philippines, Taiwan and Panama. One of his many joys was the years spent teaching & coaching at St Louis HS and UH. The one constant in his life was the partnership he shared with his wife, guided by prayer and a life dedicated to God and family. Aloha! To Be Continued Rosary at St. Louis Chapel 12/10 at 8am; Private service to be held at Punchbowl.

Benigno Delos Santos Jr.

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Oct. 8, 2014
Benigno Delos Santos Jr., 59, of Poljice, Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, an Army retiree, died in Poljice. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Mevliha; sisters Criscilia Schaal, Normalynn Delos Santos and Adeline Balilea; and brother Billy. Services held. Burial in Lukavac.

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John Nehemia Kaina Jr.

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Nov. 27, 2014
John Nehemia Kaina Jr., 49, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant and a Star Com Construction Co. painter, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai daughter Maka, hanai son Alii, mother Barbara, sister Jonnetta Peters and hanai brother Randy Lum. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hale Honu Building, Hale Koa Beach Campsite. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Berdine Kapu

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Nov. 1, 2014
Berdine “Kau’i” Kapu, 32, of Waianae, a student at Leeward Community College, died in Waianae. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by companion Clarence Kalama, son Eneki Kalama, daughter Jahlena Kalama, mother Rita Makekau, brother Ernest L. Jr. and sister Haunani Kalama. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Natalie Leilani Ann Kea

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Nov. 14, 2014
Natalie Leilani Ann Kea, 57, of Kaneohe died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Nickie Allen Tavares and Joseph Kea, father Bernard Sr., stepfather Albert “Skippy” Freitas, sisters Elnora Kea-Ringer and Ilisa Kea, brothers Bernard Jr. and Kevin, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: noon at Valley of the Temples. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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ANITA PAJE LEGASPI

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ANITA PAJE LEGASPI Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 28, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 9, 1931 in Olongapo, Philippines. Retired from the Army and Air Force Exchange Services. She is survived by sons, Alex J. (Dori Hashimoto) Balidio, Joseph A. (Carmen) Balidio; daughters, Julie Torrel, Janet Burns, Annette (Dwayne) Sweet, Ann (Michael) White, Elaine Young; sisters, Virhina Caba, Ligaya Corpuz, Ramona Osorio; 15 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren. Private Services were held.

Weston Kaaua Leslie

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Nov. 19, 2014
Weston Kaaua “Buster” Leslie, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Chevron Petroleum Co. welder, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Billy, daughters Leo Enos and Naomi Gordon, 13 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. No services.

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Laura Lee Lowe

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Nov. 24, 2014
Laura Lee Lowe, 57, of Puako, Hawaii, a fine-art consultant, died at home. She was born in Bellevue, Neb. She is survived by husband Tom, brother Michael Warner and sister Terry Russ. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: noon Dec. 20 at 115 Puako Beach Drive. Loose flowers welcome.

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Victoria Bona Madrid

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Nov. 3, 2014
Victoria Bona “Vicky” Madrid, 86, of Honolulu, a Waikiki Terrace Hotel retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rudy and Edwin Camarillo, and Michael Madrid; daughter Theresa Wolfe; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Christy Tamotsu Mamiya

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Nov. 27, 2014
Christy Tamotsu Mamiya, 80, of Wailuku, retired owner and Realtor of Chris Mamiya Realty, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Tracy Razo, and Teri and Jaime Mamiya; brother Alvin; sisters Harumi Yoshikawa, Kay Murayama and Agnes Mamiya; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Toshiro Matsunaga

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Nov. 27, 2014
Toshiro Matsunaga, 91, of Hilo, a retired automotive division manager for Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hilo. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Teruko, son Carl and brother Robert. Private services.

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Rosaline Torcato Miyashiro

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Nov. 30, 2014
Rosaline Torcato Miyashiro, 75, of Honolulu, formerly of Lihue and Kaunakakai, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ralph Albarado Jr.; daughters Claire Ramel, Mara Lynne Baker, Daina Albarado-Elizares and Desiree Tellez; brothers Rudy Torcuato, and James and Patrick Torcato; sisters Faye Gulman, Josephine Asato and Joanne Robertson; 13 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Tsuneo Muramaru

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Nov. 25, 2014
Tsuneo Muramaru, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. truck mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Company F, died at home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Fusaye “Betty,” son Lester A., daughter Luanne S. Ross, brothers George and Sadao, sisters Hisayo Goto and Asayo Hirayama, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Moiliili Hongwanji Mission or Senshin Buddhist Temple, in care of Eugene Murakami, 1311 West 37th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007-3960.

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Tatsuo Ono

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Nov. 25, 2014
Tatsuo Ono, 87, of Kahului, a retired irrigation supervisor for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Miyoko; son Glenn; daughters Iris Kurisu, Karen Higa and Naomi Enomoto; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Remigio Pascual Respicio

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Nov. 13, 2014
Remigio Pascual “Roy” Respicio, 90, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Juanita R.; son Randolf “Randy”; daughters Renee Konen, Veronica Lata and Edwina Samante; brothers Artemio, Cornelio, Rosalino, James and Bruno Jr.; sisters Visitacion Smith and Catherine Cabudol; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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John Kiama Reyes

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Nov. 25, 2014
John Kiama Reyes, 82,of Anahola, Kauai, a landscaper, fisherman and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by wife Arlene; daughters Lynette Chase, Nadine Woodward, Natalie “Babe” Kaiminaauao and Cheryl Corneal; sons Alan and John; stepsons Lance and Steven Hermann; sisters Henrietta Napolis and Helen Ellegard; brother Solomon; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

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Yukio Shimazu

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Nov. 3, 2014
Yukio “Yuki” Shimazu, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Young Brothers supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by sons Reuben T. and Lloyd; daughters Linda N. Shigeta and Colleen E. Morimoto; brothers Hiroshi, Masa, Fred and Arnold; sisters Sally “Sachi” Arakaki and Aiko Yamamoto; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dennis Devon Shores

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Nov. 27, 2014
Dennis Devon Shores, 68, of Kaneohe, a retired outside plant engineer for Verizon, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Linda, sons C. Corey and Dane D., and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leeward Community Church. No flowers.

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Jarrett Alan Needham Sr.

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Nov. 12, 2014
Jarrett Alan Needham Sr., 62, of Waianae, a Hawaii Army National Guard retiree, died in Ewa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jarrett A. Jr.; daughters Malia K. Dean and Kawela I Kai M.; brothers William, Joseph and Guy; sisters Beverly Mclaney and Debbie Alvarez; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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