Archive for December 7th, 2014

Jean Hideko Arakawa

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Nov. 26, 2014
Jean Hideko Arakawa, 89, of Kahului, a retired licensed practical nurse for the state of Hawaii, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Milton Jr., Melvin, Michael and Wesley; brother Norman Taira; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shizuko Asano

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Nov. 14, 2014
Shizuko Asano, 89, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Thomas T. and Harlan T., daughter Gail M. Tobara, brother Haruo Meguro, sister Hanako Arai, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Ronald Carter Bailey

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Nov. 25, 2014
Ronald Carter Bailey, 82, of Kailua-Kona, owner of RB Pet Store and Dog Grooming and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Newark, N.J. He is survived by wife Eileen D., sons Andrew and William, and two grandchildren. Services at a later date. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Francisco Bascar

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Nov. 3, 2014
Francisco “Frank” Bascar, 83, of Kahului, a U.S. Postal Service retiree, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Emiko; sons Brian, Clark and David; daughter Anita; brother Panfilo “Stanley” Sr.; half-brother Angelo Robia; half-sisters Sally Soliven, Magdalina “Maggie” Pan, Pat Ricard and Jenna Ronquillo; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Harry Sinn You Chong

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Nov. 25, 2014
Harry Sinn You Chong, 93, of Waimea, 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 Dailey, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Andronico Polendey Cuaresma

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Nov. 14, 2014
Andronico Polendey “Ronnie” Cuaresma, 85, of Kaneohe, a grounds maintenance employee, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Lorenza, daughters Wilma Sarmiento and Mencie Tan, sons Edwin and Joe, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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JOSEPH “JOBOYZ” FERREIRA

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$nameJOSEPH JOBOYZ FERREIRA Age 32, of Waianae, HI, passed away November 4, 2014 in Honolulu. Born April 23, 1982 in Honolulu, HI. Joseph was a senior grounds- keeper with the City & County of Honolulu; and was also a Maktown Associate. He is survived by daughter, Kailee Tolentino; mother, Paula Ferreira Badayos; step father, William Badayos, Jr.; biological father, Thomas Iona; sister, Janeen “Teetah” Ferreira; companion, Summer Tolentino. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Friday (Dec. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Celebration of Life Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Dec. 13) at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Florence Freitas

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Nov. 12, 2014
Florence Freitas, 75, of Kailua, owner of Construction Material Inc., died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert P. Sr.; sons Rockland, Robert Jr., Troy and Steven “Kuni”; daughter Olympia; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel-Kaneohe Bay. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Anthony Mark Gomes

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Nov. 27, 2014
Anthony Mark Gomes, 77, of Kihei, Maui, a cold storage foreman for Quality Groceries, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Patricia Gomes Kaauamo; hanai son David Ting; hanai daughter Trisha Ting; stepdaughters Shannon Rezents and Shauna Tanner; brothers Stephen, Herbert and Manuel “Bully”; nine grandchildren; three hanai grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Raymond Kua Haleua

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Nov. 30, 2014
Raymond Kua “Hyman” Haleua, 88, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and a veteran of the Air Force and Army, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Tali, daughters Hokulani Pritchett and Tanya Haleua, hanai son Ronald Sanford, sister Julia L. Ascobido and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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Joshua Ray Hanson

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Nov. 21, 2014
Joshua Ray Hanson, 32, of Honolulu, a California Pizza Kitchen server, died in Waikiki. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by parents Stephen and Nadine; brothers Sean, Joseph and James; and sister Angie. Private services. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Leinette Leiko Higuchi

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Nov. 26, 2014
Leinette Leiko Higuchi, 43, of Lahaina, an educational assistant for the state in special education, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Janeen, mother Barbara and grandparents James and Futaba. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Tenrikyo Maui Kyokai, 649 S, Kamehameha Ave., Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Marilyn Craig Hynson

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Dec. 2, 2014
Marilyn Craig Hynson, 86, of Haiku, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stephen and James, daughter Leslie Ann Spencer, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church, Kihei. Private urn burial. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sue Aiko Ishibashi

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Nov. 22, 2014
Sue Aiko Ishibashi, 72, of Kahului, a retired loan officer for Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Gordon, son Stacey, daughter Wendy, brother Richard Tokuoka, sisters Pauline Abe and Charlene Suzuki, and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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BENIGNO DELOS SANTOS JR.

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$nameBENIGNO DELOS SANTOS JR. Benigno Delos Santos Jr. of Poljice Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina passed away on October 8, 2014 at Poljice Bosnia at the age of 59. Born in Sagpatan Dingras Ilocos Norte, Philippines on October 11, 1954, came to Kauai when he was 5 years old and attended Kauai High School. He retired from the US Army. Preceded in death by his parents Benigno Delos Santos Sr. and Cristeta Delos Santos. He is survived by his wife Mevliha Delos Santos; sisters Criscilia Schaal, Normalynn Delos Santos, Adeline Balilea; brother Billy Delos Santos; niece Stephanie Delos Santos-Pena; nephews Shaun Pena, FJordan Delos Santos-Balilea, R Chance Balilea. Services were held. Burial at Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Louis Keahiulaokalani Collins Jr.

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Oct. 13, 2014
Louis Keahiulaokalani Collins Jr., 93, of Kaneohe, a salesman and an Army veteran, died in Waiahole. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ernest “Mahoe” and Louis K. Collins, and Taylor and Michael J. Ahn; daughters Joanna U. Kaalele, Fanny K. Alcosiba, Kathy-Lou Manuel and Titi K. Ricafort; brother John K.; sisters Winona K. Wong, Fanny K. Au Hoy, Georgiana P. Clark and Ernesta H. Masagatani; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Kalihiwalu Kamano Jr.

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Nov. 30, 2014
Joseph Kalihiwalu “Barry” Kamano Jr., 71, of Honolulu, a beachboy, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Jo; sons Koa, Ikaika and Anthony Cabebe; daughters Tamara L. Corse and Lisa K. Eells, Joan K. Griggs, Hoku Cabebe and Karen Taumua; parents Joseph and Violet; brothers Lionel Lima Sr., and James “Kimo,” Edmund “Butchie,” Leroy “Chubby” and Dale Kamano; sisters Ivy “Kaipo” Nuuhiwa, Gwen “Honey Girl” Sabate, Kapi’olani “Kappy” Nolan, Karen Luberts, Violet “Vi” Kamano-Waialae and Teri Kamano; and 14 grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Fort DeRussy. Services: 11 a.m. Beach attire. Flowers welcome.

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Solomon Kaopio Jr.

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Sept. 15, 2014
Solomon “Solo” Kaopio Jr., 53, of Waimanalo, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Kati; parents Solomon Kaopio Sr. and Rita Mae Rodrigues; brothers Darryl K., Augustine K. and Kawika K.; sister Leeanne K.; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Waikane Congregational Church, 48-419 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Juan Sotoza Mamuad Jr.

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Dec. 3, 2014
Juan Sotoza Mamuad Jr., 67, of Lahaina, a retired diffuser mill operator at Pioneer Mill, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Clarita, son Leroy, daughter Joyce, brother Rolando, sisters Nelita Bonilla and Janet Fujita, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Lahaina. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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James Y. Tseu Jr.

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Nov. 10, 2014
James Y. Tseu Jr., 61, of Honolulu, a former executive chef for the Al Harrington Polynesian Revue, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Sheril Paishon, Valerie Sonoda and Richelle Tseu; and hanai brother Sheldon Miller. Services and scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kewalo Basin, end of Ala Moana Beach Park. Aloha or casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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EDWARD NAPULE KEALAKAI

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EDWARD NAPULE KEALAKAI 66, of Waianae, passed away October 26, 2014, in Pali Momi Hospital. Born December 14, 1947 in Honolulu, he retired as a crane operator for Hawaii Stevedore Inc., scale master for Tuna Packers. He was a 1966 graduate of Waianae High School and honorably discharged as Sgt. of the United States Air Force after tour of duty in Thailand and Vietnam. He is survived by wife, Phylis Pi’ilani Kealakai, brothers George I., Jonathan K. (Etsuko), Duke N. (Lisa) Kealakai, sisters Charleen L. Ching (Junior), Hinano Kealakai, Laura-Jo U. Kealakai. Nieces, Nephews, Grandnieces and Grand nephews. Celebration of Life, to begin 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 89-463 A Keaulana Ave, Waianae. Inurnment at Punchbowl Cemetery of the Pacific pending.

Louise Antoinette Kepoo

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Nov. 12, 2014
Louise Antoinette “Lou” Kepoo, 65, of Hilo, a Time Warner Cable dispatcher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Wayne, brother Andrew Ah Yo and companion Al Soken. Services at a later date.

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ROBERT J. KOZUKI

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$nameROBERT J. KOZUKI Robert J. Kozuki passed away on November 4, 2014 at the Queens Medical Center. He had recently been diagnosed with leukemia and had also suffered from coronary artery disease. Bob was born in Hilo, Hawaii on June 16, 1932. He and his 2 brothers grew up in Keaukaha. Following graduation from Hilo High School in 1950, Bob attended Graceland College in Iowa from 1950 to 1952. After serving two years in the Army, Bob continued his education at Central Missouri University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree. He then went on to the University of Missouri where he earned his Master’s Degree. It was there that he met his future wife, Mazie, who was also a student at the University. They were married in 1958. Bob went back into the Army where he was commissioned as a Captain and spent the next twenty years as a mental health worker on various military installations. His final military assignment was at Madigan Army Hospital in Fort Lewis, Washington. After retiring from the Army as a Lt. Colonel, Bob worked at Western State Hospital as the Director of Social Services for nearly twenty years. In 2000, Bob and Mazie both retired and returned to Hawaii, where they bought a home in Kapolei. In 2008, they sold their home in Kapolei and moved into the Arcadia Retirement Residence. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Tokuichi and Fujie Mihara Kozuki and his older brother Edward Kozuki. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Mazie Kozuki and his brother, Eugene (Judy) Kozuki of Des Moines Iowa and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held at the Arcadia Retirement Residence to celebrate Bob’s life and Commital services were at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. No monetary offering.

Robert Junji Kozuki

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Nov. 4, 2014
Robert Junji Kozuki, 82, of Honolulu, a psychiatric social worker and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mazie and brother Eugene. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Carolynn Lancaster

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Nov. 30, 2014
Carolynn Lancaster, 62, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Wainani and sisters Marie and Gwen. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Kwing Kong Lau

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Nov. 15, 2014
Kwing Kong Lau, 87, of Honolulu, a retired driving instructor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lung Doo, China. He is survived by wife Lai Kuen Mah, sons Thomas C.Y. and Jordan C.Y., daughters Shelly M.M. “Mei” Shoji and Donna M.K. Kano, brothers Kwing Keung and Kwing Chan, and eight grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. English program: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Richard Francis Leandro

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Nov. 30, 2014
Richard Francis Leandro, 95, of Waianae, a retired freelance musician, owner and designer of Richard Leandro’s Body & Fender & Design and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence S., son Gary R., sisters Drucilla Ho and Hazel Wise, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Mass: 10 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Anne Slocum Main

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Dec. 3, 2014
Anne Slocum Main, 86, of Honolulu, a real estate investor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Oklahoma City. She is survived by daughters Vicki A., Shawn E. and Rebecca P. Slocum, and Allaine Moore-Kelly; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii, 414 Kuwili St., Ste 105, Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Joseph Soares Medeiros

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Nov. 26, 2014
Joseph Soares Medeiros Jr., 92, of Makawao, Maui, a retired state wildlife biologist, died at home. He was born in Waiakoa, Maui. He is survived by wife Ruth Kuni-Medeiros, daughter Rose Marie, sisters Rose Marie Protacio and Ruth M. DePonte, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Open-mic services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makawao ward. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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JOHN ANTHONY MENDIOLA

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JOHN ANTHONY MENDIOLA 61, former Fireman & Stevedore for Horizon Lines passed away November 18, 2014 peacefully at home. He was a loving son, father, grandpa, brother,and friend to everyone who knew him. Survived by Mother Agnes Mendiola, Father Juan Mendiola, Brothers William Mendiola, Rodney Mendiola, Sisters Suzanne Apo, Debra Mendiola, Sons Keoni, Makana, Taylor Mendiola, Daughters Natasha Olaivar (Zachary), Johnaca Mendiola and Granddaughter Kaya. Services will be held on December 13,2014 at St. Peter and Paul Church 800 Kaheka St. Honolulu, HI 96814. Visitation at 9:00 AM.


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