Archive for March 17th, 2015

Thelma Mitsuko Izutsu Akau

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Feb. 13, 2015
Thelma Mitsuko Izutsu Akau, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Washington Intermediate School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Dr. Cedric K., daughters Susan K. Akau-Naki and Joanna K. Akau, hanai daughter Akinina Williams, brothers Setsuo and Satoru Izutsu, sister Jane T. Naka­bayashi, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Straub Foundation.

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Esperdion Asugui Atmospera

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Feb. 12, 2015
Esperdion Asugui Atmospera, 96, of Aiea, a retired Castle & Cooke stevedore, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Richard, Clifford, Randy and John Atmospera and Alfred Rebolledo; daughter Marion Medeiros; 32 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Monday.

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Christopher Robert Borsch

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Jan. 27, 2015
Christopher Robert Borsch, 39, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Patti, stepfather Edward Lui, brothers Timmy and Brian, and sister Lisa Wardwell. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rizal Dancel Castillo

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Feb. 26, 2015
Rizal Dancel Castillo, 93, of Waipahu, a city traffic coning driver, died at home. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Isabelita J., sons John and James, daughter Jennifer and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwick oahu.com. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Fely Fermin Chung

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March 10, 2015
Fely Fermin Chung, 75, of Hono­lulu died in Kailua. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Albert. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Jehovah’s Witnesses, Central Congregation, 1228 Pensacola St. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Nancy Wray Dahlem

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March 9, 2015
Nancy Wray Dahlem, 87, of Honolulu, a retired research psychologist, died. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Scott M. and former husband Glenn G. No services.

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Joseph Day

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March 8, 2015
Joseph Day, 78, of Princeville, Kauai, a retired journalist, died. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is survived by wife Nancy, sons Peter and Matthew, daughter Sarah, brothers Tom and James, and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life in Santa Fe, N.M.

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Mateo Bulario Dominguez

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Feb. 10, 2015
Mateo Bulario Dominguez, 84, of Waianae, a Hawaiiana Management landscaper, died in Waianae. He was born in Bungabong, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by wife Dorotea, sons Mateo Jr. and Emilio, daughter Estrelita Balinbin, brother Ponciano, sister Nenita Pardua, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Bradley Ellsworth Drane

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Feb. 24, 2015
Bradley Ellsworth Drane, 68, of Waianae, a Hawaiian Tel retiree and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Delilah “DeeDee”; sons Bradley Jr. and Michael; daughter Doris Jackson; hanai son Anthony Graziano; hanai daughter Tanya Nakama; mother Lillian Lopes; brothers John Veriato, Frank and Bill Lopes, and Robert and William Drane; sisters Fran­ces “Val” Saragosa, Darlene Gaco, Donna Asinsin and Lori Lopes; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Rogelio Gervacio Esteban

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Feb. 24, 2015
Rogelio Gervacio Esteban, also known as “Eliong,” “Rogel” and “Roger,” 69, of Wahiawa, a retired packer and crater for Crown Pacific Moving Co., died in Wahiawa. He was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Nena B.; son James; daughters Mary Ann and Joyce Este­ban, and Janadine Kang; brothers Antonio and Florendo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 24 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. March 25 at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Cleora Lucy Kilikiliula Holt Fontaine

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CLEORA LUCY KILIKILIULA HOLT FONTAINE Age 87, of Honolulu, passed away March 3, 2015 in Honolulu. Born December 8, 1927 in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters, Nuela (John) Mead, Kamala Fontaine; son, Patrick Fontaine; son-in-law, Pastor Melvin K. Kwan, Jr.; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Sunday 3/22 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Mildred Lucile Greig

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Feb. 26, 2015
Mildred Lucile Greig, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Parma, Mo. She is survived by husband Judge Ronald B. and son Richard Peterson. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Esther Kalakauaehu Hopu

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Feb. 26, 2015
Esther Kalakauaehu Hopu, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired lead food prep employee for Pan American World Airways flight kitchen, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by son Hiram B. “Reno” Jr., daughters Eleanor K. Mercado and Jaynee L. Chamberlin, nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawai
ianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Vivian Reyes Invencion

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March 8, 2015
Vivian Reyes Invencion, 75, of Barrigada, Guam, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Gary, Jarrard and James; daughter Hydi; sisters Amelia Jacang, Dardanella Coquia and Fe Abellon; and four grandchildren. Services in Guam. Online condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Thomas Akana Jr.

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Jan. 26, 2015
Thomas “Tommy” Akana Jr., 96, of Honolulu, owner of Paradise Cruises, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Beatrice “Nani” Antonio and Brenda J. Kivalu; sons Rocky, Grant and Stacy; stepdaughter Barbara Jaber; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to charity. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Robert Kalauohena Kaahanui

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Feb. 17, 2015
Robert Kalauohena Kaahanui, 71, of Pahrump, Nev., formerly of Kaneohe, a heavy equipment operator, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Branden; daughters Wendy, Tracy and Reina Kaahanui, and Debbie Kaahanui-Hoyohoy; brothers John Jr. and Christopher Kaahanui, and John Nuuhiwa; sister Annie; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Albert Hoapili Kekoa

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Jan. 23, 2015
Albert Hoapili Kekoa, 75, of Aiea, a security guard for the Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Moana Surfrider, Princess Kaiulani and Waikiki Banyan hotels, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kathy; sons Michael, Mark and Matthew; daughter Kim Napo­leon; stepsons Isaac and Kalani Raphael; sister Eva; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools campus. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Sunday at Maunalua Bay. Aloha attire. No flowers. Contact Mark Kekoa at mkekoa1@gmail.com for information.

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Marie Carol Aguiar Lemke

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Feb. 27, 2015
Marie Carol Aguiar Lemke, 90, of Kapaa, Kauai, a cattle rancher and owner of Lemke Ranch, and a entertainer and singer with the USO, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Beatrice Lemke-Newman and Kulamanu Medeiros; sons Paul, William “Bill” and Albert; sister Charlotte Seyer; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. March 28 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Huu Ly

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March 6, 2015
Huu Ly, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born inChina. She is survived by sons Stanley, Robert, Johnny and Scott Truong; daughter Maggie Lao; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Pascual Soliva Madela

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Jan. 31, 2015
Pascual Soliva Madela, 97, of Kualoa, a retired private chauffeur for the Judd family, retired Kaaawa Farm piggery manager and a retired boxer, died in Kailua. He was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Joseph J.C. and brother Perfecto. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Keith Minoru Maekawa

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Feb. 17, 2015
Keith Minoru Mae­kawa, 82, of Hono­lulu, a retired architect for Paul Osumi AIA and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nora S., son Lynden R., daughters Renee K. Nakamoto and Tina M. Maekawa, sister Janet Matsumoto and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gensho Miyashiro

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Feb. 1, 2015
Gensho Miyashiro, 102, of Ewa Beach, a retired Ilikai and Pagoda hotels chef, died at home. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, daughters Leatrice Higa and Christine Botelho, brothers Gencho and Genbun Miyagi, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Tamotsu Miyashiro

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March 5, 2015
Tamotsu Miya­shiro, 91, of Waipahu, formerly of Okinawa, Japan, a retired auto mechanic and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Mitsuye, sons Karl Y. and Kent Y., daughters Bonnie N. and Pattie H., and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Rachael A. Nagahisa

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March 3, 2015
Rachael A. Nagahisa, 87, of Kaneohe, a Liliha Bakery retiree, died in Aloha Care Center. She was born inWindward Oahu. She is survived by daughters Joan Takazono, Lois Shin and Nora Nagahisa; brother Lawrence S. Gima; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ayako Nakanishi

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Feb. 24, 2015
Ayako Nakanishi, 83, of Hono­lulu, a retired educational assistant for the state Department of Education, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by sons Stephen T. and Nathan I., brother Ralph Ige, sisters Agnes Nakamatsu and Eleanor Lau, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Baptist Church. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Henry Noboru Nakata

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Feb. 28, 2015
Henry Noboru Nakata, 79, of Honolulu, a retired accountant and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty S., daughters Lorene T. Lindsey and Kim K. Nakata, brother George, sisters Mae Asakura and Elizabeth Toyo­fuku, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Eiko Nii

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Feb. 7, 2015
Eiko Nii, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired Times Super Market deli clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Janice Chong; brothers Kozo, Masa and Richard Hirayama; sisters Sadako Yama­shita, Hisae Ibara and Naomi Shiigi; companion Robert Arakawa; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.
com.

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Edwin Takayuki Ogasawara

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Feb. 10, 2015
Edwin Takayuki Ogasawara, 87, of Hono­lulu, a retired C. Brewer & Co. factory manager and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Laura K.O. Lum, Kathryn E. Miller, Ruth A. Takemoto, Amy A. Cieslik and Faye K. Ogasawara; sisters Suzanne Oshita and Gail Morohoshi; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Patrick Leroy Paiva

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March 1, 2015
Patrick Leroy Paiva, 69, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired service truck driver for Hilo Coast Proc­essing Co. and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Lynette Yoshikawa; son Bryan; daughter Kristie; brothers Gerald, Michael and Peter; sisters Alice Nathaniel, Victoria De Luz, Theresa Matthews, Roxanne Arakaki and Susan Paiva; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Charlene S. Ramos

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Feb. 23, 2015
Charlene S. Ramos, 67, of Aiea, a Straub Clinic & Hospital retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by husband Leslie M.; sons Lance M. and Chad; mother Hatsuko Ara­kawa; sisters Aileen Hokama, Karen Ohira and Joy Higa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:
6 p.m. Casual attire.

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