Archive for December 23rd, 2014

Paulina Balacy Am-is

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Oct. 31, 2014
Paulina Balacy Am-is, 83, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines. She is survived by sons Artoro, Pompiyo and Joaquin; daughters Juanita Barbadillo, Rufina Asombrado, Erlinda Wee and Elvera Duhaylongsod; sisters Jullia Bation and Marcela Lumingkit; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

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Ellen Misao Honda Amioka

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Dec. 6, 2014
Ellen Misao Honda Amioka, 97, of Kaneohe, formerly of Kaimuki, a retired Hamilton Library clerk at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died in Islands Hospice Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Carol L. Price and Joanne A. Chikuma, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Pastor Pascual Dela Cruz

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Dec. 1, 2014
Pastor Pascual Dela Cruz, 87, of Waialua, a Waialua Sugar Plantation retiree and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Feliza R., son Derwin, daughter Deborah Piano and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Mi•chael Catholic Church, Waialua. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Elisa Discartin

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Dec. 10, 2014
Elisa Discartin, 64, of Honolulu, a retired laundry employee at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Manila. She is survived by daughter Nyree Dawn Woo, mother Modesta Descartin, sisters Nancy Castillo and Cecilia Watts, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 30 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. No flowers.

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Marcela Ibera Ebanez

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Nov. 20, 2014
Marcela Ibera Ebanez, 76, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Marnaldo, Roger and Marlon Ibanez; a sister; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Program: 10 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Rosemary E. Hackbarth

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Dec. 10, 2014
Rosemary E. “Rose” Hackbarth, 88, of Ewa Beach died in Kapolei. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son William Jr.; daughters Sophie Lam and Donna Hackbarth; brothers Kuichi and Robert Okumura; sisters Satsuki Moriwake, Yukiko Okumura and Nanako Taguma; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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Robert E. Heidenfeldt

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Dec. 11, 2014
Robert E. Heidenfeldt, 88, of Hilo, a retired investigator for the state Child Support Enforcement Agency, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Tonawanda, N.Y. He is survived by wife Miguela “Meg”; sons Bruce, Gary and Brian; daughters Karen Heidenfeldt, Debra Ryder and Gail Gali; sisters Dora Buchner and Lois Lovis; half sisters Marie Garner, Elaine Woloszyn and Gale Synkowski; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 30 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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James Wai Tong Chong Jr.

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Dec. 11, 2014
James Wai Tong Chong Jr., 82, of Honolulu, an airline agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono•lulu. He is survived by wife Pearl, son John, daughter Jean Okamura, brothers Joseph and John, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Edwin Franklin Shinn Jr.

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Nov. 24, 2014
Edwin Franklin Shinn Jr., 80, of Kailua-Kona, a Presbyterian minister and sociologist, died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Miriam, sons Mark and Nathaniel, daughter Rachel Baker, brother Raymond and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Jan. 4 at Regency at Hualalai.

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James Lee Kelly

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Dec. 16, 2014
James Lee “Jim” Kelly, 78, of Hilo, a retired professor emeritus of geography at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, died at home. He was born in Wapello, Iowa. He is survived by son Robert, daughter Margaret and two grandchildren. Services to be held in Wapello. Additional services in Hilo to be held in February.

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Carol Soo Jung Kim

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Dec. 5, 2014
Carol Soo Jung Kim, 69, of Honolulu, a business owner, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Chester, son Albert and daughter Vivian Canionero. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Darron Eugene Maiava

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Dec. 14, 2014
Darron Eugene Maiava, 52, of Laie, a Kaaawa Elementary School maintenance employee, died in Kahuku. He was born in Idaho. He is survived by wife Anita; sons Terry “T.K.” and Micha D. Maiava, and Michael, Matthew and Mason Tanuvasa; daughters Shyla and Maresa; parents Charles and Donna; sisters Teri Maiava and Tanya Maiava-Ochoa; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Richard Takeshi Miyamoto

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Dec. 15, 2014
Richard Takeshi Miyamoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Riteway Electric Co. electrician, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephew Gary. Visitation: 2 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Archie Tooru Murakami

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Dec. 6, 2014
Archie Tooru Murakami, 79, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of Commercial Sheetmetal Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife May, son Mark, daughters Lori Okita and Lois Oku, sister Beatrice Yoshinaga and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Walter Seaman Palmeira

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Dec. 15, 2014
Walter Seaman “Wally” Palmeira, 81, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a Hawaiian music entertainer and a Coast Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nardeen “Polei”; daughters Cynthia “Cyndy” Racca, and Waldeen Kahulu and Darleen Palmeira; brothers Jimmy and Ernest; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Jan. 10 at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Basilio Pascua Pigao

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Nov. 21, 2014
Basilio Pascua Pigao, 90, of Honolulu, a painter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Incarnation “Connie”; daughters Aggie Pigao Cadiz, Donna Asino, Ely Rauschenburg and Corinna Lee-Pigao Campos; sisters Salvacion Tejano, Erlinda Cabansag and Leonila Natividad; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Dec. 13.

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Gladys Lam Le Porte

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Dec. 6, 2014
Gladys Lam Le Porte, 100, of Kaneohe died in Kailua. She was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Patricia P. Bauer and Arline P. Rivero, and a grandchild. Private urn burial.

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LILLIAN TROCHE MOLINA RAMOS

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$nameLILLIAN TROCHE MOLINA RAMOS Age 90, of Mililani, HI, passed away December 6, 2014 in Waipahu, HI. Born November 29, 1924 in Honolulu, HI. Member of Sacred Hearts Society in Waianae. Also a member of St. John Apostle & Evangelist Choir in Mililani. She is survived by son, Benjamin John (Lorrie) Ramos; daughters, Linda Molina (Herbert) Kekuawela, Sandra “Cookie” Kahoano, Kathleen “Katie” (Danny) Corpuz, Adelita B. Ramos-Lopez; sister, Beatrice M. Ramos; 12 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Dec. 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Prayer service 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation 10:00 a.m., Tuesday (Dec. 30) at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani). Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Ronald Mark Rassner

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Nov. 27, 2014
Ronald Mark “Ronnie” Rassner, 68, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a technology business manager for the American Management Association in New York City; an associate professor of anthropology, languages and African oral tradition for the University of Wisconsin and Yale University; and a visiting Fulbright Program lecturer and associate professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, died at home. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Eda, son Justin, daughter Shana, brothers Michael and Gary, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at Paauilo Mauka residence, 44-3645 Kukupapa Road. Call 775-0601 for more information. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.

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Maura Neva Santi

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Dec. 15, 2014
Maura Neva Santi, 88, of Kaneohe, an emergency room nurse, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Lucca, Italy. She is survived by son Mark, daughter Laura, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lillian Eiko Sato

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Dec. 16, 2014
Lillian Eiko Sato, 86, of Hilo, a retired Waiakea Elementary School teacher, died in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Eric and Russell; daughter Lori Kawano; brothers Kenneth Kuwahara, and Masamitsu, Bob, Stanley, Don and Yoshi Okinaka; sister Jane Doi; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Hilo Meishoin, 97 Olona St. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

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Kenneth Gustav Stromgren

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Dec. 10, 2014
Kenneth Gustav Stromgren, 83, of Kaneohe, an Army lieutenant colonel and senior ROTC instructor at Punahou School, died. He was born in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Kyle and daughters Kirsten and Kimberly. Private services.

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Walter Masami Tanaka

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Nov. 4, 2014
Walter Masami Tanaka, 81, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sisters Florence Ishihara and Helen Shiraishi. Private services.

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Harue Taniguchi

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Nov. 26, 2014
Harue Taniguchi, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Sandra M. and Lynn T. Taniguchi, Annette M. Sakumoto and Dawn M.T. Okuhama; brother Kanji Akiyama; and sisters Misuye Morita, Masuye Akiyama and Itsuye Teshiba. Private services.

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Johnny Ray Ward

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Dec. 9, 2014
Johnny Ray Ward, 70, of Kapolei, an Army retiree, died in Kapolei. He was born in Strong, Ark. He is survived by sons Raymond Keoni and Johnny Elika, daughter Virginia, sisters Earnestine Woodford and Maxine Dorby, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Eiko Kawai Yamamoto

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Nov. 22, 2014
Eiko Kawai Yamamoto, 84, of Kapolei, a retired HMSA cashier, died in Convalescent Care Center of Honolulu. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by son Marc S., daughter Claire S. Fujishige, sister Aiko Kimitsuka, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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James Sueo Yasutomi

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Nov. 25, 2014
James Sueo Yasutomi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired mason and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Huelo, Maui. He is survived by wife Kiyo, son Robert, brother Stanley and sisters Kiyoko Afuso, Alice Okuhara and Jeanette “Jeannie” Matsuoka. Private services.

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Fumiko Yonemoto

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Dec. 10, 2014
Fumiko Yonemoto, 96, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by daughter Janice Y., brother Nathan Hashimoto and sister Ellen Hashimoto. Private services.

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