Archive for August 3rd, 2015

NELL ALTIZER

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$nameNELL ALTIZER Nell Altizer, poet and Emerita Professor of English at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, died at her Port Townsend, Washington home on June 14, 2015. She was 78 years old. Nell was born on September 13, 1936, in Charleston, West Virginia. She received her BA in English from St. Louis University in 1957, and an MA in English from Emory University in 1962. After several years as a lecturer in the College Writing Program at the University of California, Berkeley, where she won the Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus' most prestigious honor for teaching, she began in 1974 her twenty-eight year career in the English department of UH Manoa. Thanks to her growing reputation as a poet and her work in the field of English composition, Nell rose through the ranks of the faculty, from Instructor to full Professor, served as director of the Creative Writing Program, and retired in 2002. Most notable of her many publications were the influential Heath Handbook of English Composition and the Heath Workbook of Composition; a volume of poetry, The Man Who Died En Route, which won the Juniper Prize from the University of Massachusetts Press; and a sonnet sequence set in Ireland, Thin Place. Her essays, reviews, and poems have appeared in prestigious journals like Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Manoa, The Prairie Schooner, and The Massachusetts Review. During her years as a UH Manoa faculty member, she was the recipient of numerous awards for her teaching, her writing, and her contributions to the literature of Hawai'i. She received the UH Manoa President's Citation for Excellence in Teaching in 1986, the Cades Award for Literature from the Hawai'i Literary Arts Council (HLAC) in 1992, and the Hawai'i Award for Literature from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and HLAC in 2001. She is survived by her daughters Maude Samaniego (Bito) of Oakland, California, and Sara Acacio (Rowell) of Tacoma, Washington, her three granddaughters, Gemma, Autumn, and Zoe, as well as her sister, Jane McCaleb, and her brother, Thomas J.J. Altizer. The UH Manoa English department will host a poetry reading in her honor on Thursday, October 15 at 3 pm in Kuykendall 410.

Barry Anthony Beyer

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July 28, 2015
Barry Anthony Beyer, 82, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired owner of Black Sand Video in Pahala and a Navy veteran, died at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Reno, Nev. He is survived by companion Dorothy Stewart, son Frni, cq dAug.hters Marina and Yuri, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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WILLIAM (BILL) HOY MING CHOY

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WILLIAM (BILL) HOY MING CHOY William (Bill) Hoyming Choy, 88, of Vacaville, CA, a retired instrument mechanic for World Airways, was born in Honolulu and died July 12, 2014 in Vacaville, CA. He is survived by his wife Margaret; son Bill, his wife Clarisse Young; daughters Lani, her husband Norman Frost; Jennie, her husband Gary Williams; sisters Muriel Choy, Ellen Chung, Rose Lee; and six grandchildren: Brittany and Amber Williams, Daniel and Sean Choy, and William and Jacob Frost. Services: Wednesday August 5th 8:30am at Punchbowl- National Memorial cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association (http://alz.org) or the Wounded Warriors Project (http://woundedwarriorproject.org).

FIDELA GAJES DADULLA

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FIDELA GAJES DADULLA Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 5, 2015 in Waipahu. Born April 24, 1928 in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of the Jesus Cares Ministries. She is survived by sons, Jimmy (Nita) Dadulla, Vivencio (Erlinda) Dadulla, Amador (Josie) Dadulla, Samuel (Marjorie) Dadulla; daughters, Editha (Romeo) Ragudo, Rebecca (Felix) Palero, Cynthia (Gerry) Ilan; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children; many nephews and nieces. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Aug. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Aug. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Frances Ellen Davis

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July 29, 2015
Frances Ellen Davis, 94, of Waimanalo, a retired educator, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Grand Isle, Vt. She is survived by husband Donald J. Sr., stepson Donald J. Jr., dAug.hter Christie Pelzer, stepdAug.hter Kathi Pattullo, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund.

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Fuavasa Fisher Eteuati

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July 5, 2015
Fuavasa Fisher Eteuati, 74, of Waipahu, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor Shipyard Shop 51, died in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Maluomalo; sons Edward F. and Selusi M. “Patrick”; dAug.hters Sioliula L. Eteuati and Hilo M. Saifoloi; brothers Sei E., Pili and Sei T. Eteuati and Apu, Faaae, Tafea and Fagafua MAug.a; sisters Akesa Quirit, Epenesa Drone, Sifaivale Victor, Faavale Malo and Faasili Atu; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Kanana Fou Samoan Congregational Church, 94-261 Kunia Road, Waipahu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Patrick Figaroa

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July 26, 2015
Patrick Figaroa, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Garden Island Disposal welder, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Rueben; dAug.hter Valoralyn Estacio; mother Erinia; sisters Conchita Schumacher, Cynthia Young, Veronica Ramson, Lisa Moody, Wanda Dawson and Rosalind Figaroa; brothers Robert and Bryan; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3-6 p.m. Aug.. 22 at Hotel Coral Reef, Kapaa. Aloha attire.

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Pedro Taong Garcia

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July 17, 2015
Pedro Taong Garcia, 91, of Paia, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. maintenance man, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He is survived by wife Emiliana V.; sons Martin, Feliciano, Carlos, Gerardo “Gerry,” Jimmy, Robert and Isidro; dAug.hter Saturnina “Nina” Stroberg; brother Francisco; sister Dionisia; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Luncheon: noon to 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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LOURDES A. HALE

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LOURDES A. HALE Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 20, 2015 in Ewa, HI. Born February 11, 1932 in Pukali'i, Maui, HI. She is survived by sons, Cecil (Denise) Hale, Bruce (Bonnie) Hale; daughter, Valerie Hale; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grand- children; 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Friday (Aug. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome.

ETHEL SHIZUNO HIRONAKA

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ETHEL SHIZUNO HIRONAKA Age 94, of Tacoma, WA, passed away July 10, 2015 in Kent, WA. Born April 25, 1921 in Honolulu, HI. Previously resided in Haleiwa. She is survived by daughter, Lorna Viloria; sisters, Merle Ragasa, Shizue Tan; 2 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Aug 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m.

Norma Abadilla Jadulang

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July 21, 2015
Norma Abadilla Jadulang, 67, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a former Hilton Waikoloa Village housekeeper, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Manuel; sons Manuel and Melvin; father Pedro Abadilla; brothers Levy and Jholito Abadilla; sisters Elma Domingo, Lorna Gatica, Hermelita Martel and Nelie Aguiran; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 am. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Antone Vierra De Luiz Jr.

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July 30, 2015
Antone Vierra De Luiz Jr., 93, of Kahului died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Nancy; dAug.hters Henrietta Chong and Natalie De Luiz; sisters Eleanor Ozoa, Loretta Gordon and Beatrice Feliciano; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku.

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Benjamin Leialoha Macomber Jr.

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July 3, 2015
Benjamin Leialoha Macomber Jr., 84, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Kau Sugar Co. and an Army veteran, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. He was born in Kahaluu, North Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Eunice Hashimoto and Mabel Kaipo. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Kauahaao Congregational Church in Waiohinu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Brigitte Kaleopaa

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July 27, 2015
Brigitte Kaleopaa, 38, of Kailua, a Hawaii Federal Corrections Services employee, died. She was born in Ulm, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She is survived by mother Nancy, sons Andrae Gumpfer and Chance Kaleopaa, dAug.hter Justice and brother Percy P. Lono. Private services.

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Charles Loy Kama

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July 21, 2015
Charles Loy “CK” Kama, 82, of Hilo, a retired truck driver/dispatcher for the former Hilo Transportation and Terminal, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Eloise L.; sons Charles, Randy, Gary, Paul and Greg; dAug.hter Tammy Potter; brothers John, William, Archie and Harold; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Aug.. 10 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Frank Kamakaokalani

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July 27, 2015
Frank Kamakaokalani, also known as “Palani” and “Unko Frank,” 55, of Haliimaile, Maui, a state employee, died at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Karen; sons Shane and Shannon; dAug.hters Shalia Kamakaokalani and Shelley Carparso; mother Victoria Madsen; brothers Frank Keoho, Francis Kamakaokalani and Eric Austring; sisters Kaipo Hanamaikai, Margie Kamakaokalani-Wittkowske, Kaui Alcover, Alohalani Victorino, Mapuana Tuili, Mahealani Laikona and Kealoha Arelliano; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Ted Hiroki Kamikawa

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May 20, 2015
Ted Hiroki Kamikawa, 90, of Waimanalo, a retired MTL chief supervisor, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kyle, dAug.hters Lynn Hoffacker and Myra Tamanaka, brothers Francis and Thomas, sisters Mary Yamada and Carrie Fuchise, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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Yuzo Kawaguchi

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July 11, 2015
Yuzo Kawaguchi, 95, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons Ronald and Jon. Private services.

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Isiah Ioane Kini

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June 21, 2015
Isiah Ioane “Swannie” Kini, 57, of Honolulu, a deckhand for Kepoi Kai Catamaran and an employee of Rocky’s Limousines, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepfather Manuel Maldonado Jr., brothers Everett Kini and Marlin Haraguchi, and sisters Carmelita Maldonado, Lisa Frank and Elizabeth and Jennifer Haraguchi. Picnic gathering: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug.. 15 at Kewalo/Point Panic Beach Park. Casual/aloha attire. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Ruby Setsuke Laride

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July 24, 2015
Ruby Setsuke Laride, 87, of Honolulu, a retired City Mill office clerk, died. She was born in Waiahole, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Henry, sons Eric and Durand, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alberta Leinaala Lucas

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July 27, 2015
Alberta Leinaala Lucas, 68, of Kaimuki, a retired surgical instrument technician at the Queen’s Medical Center, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Russell; dAug.hters Maeleen Felicilda and Nina Picon; brothers Ernest, Douglas and Lewis Kam; sisters Vannie and Leona Shimojo, and Jacqueline Quinones; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Miyoko Mitsunaga

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July 10, 2015
Miyoko Mitsunaga, 84, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Macadamia Orchards macadamia nut picker, Kau Agribusiness Co. agricultural department worker/flagman and elementary school custodian, died at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Keei, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by son Edwin; dAug.hter Molly Ernzer; brothers George, Robert and Perry Shimamoto; sisters Rose Watanabe, Betsy Olores, Mae Dailey and Lillian Abe; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Harry I. Miyama

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July 12, 2015
Harry I. Miyama, 90, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Piihonua, Big Island. He is survived by wife Setsuko “Pat,” son Gary, dAug.hters Janice Watanabe and Wendy Miyama, sisters Betsy Tao and Lillian Nishikawa, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edward Haruo Miyasato

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July 9, 2015
Edward Haruo Miyasato, 79, of Honolulu, a state Department of Budget and Finance systems analyst and an Army veteran who served in the 14th Regiment “Golden Dragons,”25th Infantry Division, died. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by spouse Ruby; son Cornell; dAug.hter Doreen; brothers Stanley, Wilbert, James and Ronald; sister Madeline Shimabuku; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Baptist Church, 1775 S. Beretania St. Services: 4 p.m. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tamie Amy Onouye

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May 21, 2015
Tamie Amy Onouye, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Products of Hawaii II employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Archer, dAug.hter Wendy Boteilho, sisters Debbie Shimabuku and Ruth Frost, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Michael R. Paas

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July 2, 2015
Michael R. “Mike” Paas, 49, of Wahiawa, a party DJ, hospitality bartender and a former employee at Ala Moana McDonald’s, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Pedro and Evelyn, brothers Joseph and Andrew, and sisters Tina Paas, Christine Phillips and Cheryl Surell. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahu- mortuary.com.

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John Paul Rzonca

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July 6, 2015
John Paul Rzonca, 55, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rena; sons Paul and Daniel; brothers Walter, Larry, Jim, Andy and Edward; sisters Sandy Kelly, Mary Murphy and Millie Nabarrette; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual/aloha attire.

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Diane S. Shimizu

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July 7, 2015
Diane S. Shimizu, 60, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Wilcox Elementary School teacher, died at Garden Isle Health Care in Lihue. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by parents Kazuki and Fuyuko, brothers Dennis and Leslie, and sisters Christine Hashimoto and Jeanne Shimizu. Private services.

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Wallace Y.H. Soong

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July 1, 2015
Wallace Y.H. “Wally” Soong, 81, of Honolulu, a retired pharmaceutical representative with Eli Lilly & Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna M.H., sons Steven W.K. and Dr. Darren W.C., dAug.hter Myra-Joy B.L. Miao, brother Wilfred W.K. “Soongie,” sister Winifred S. Kam and five grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, Wallace Y.H. Soong, Attn: Gary Simon, Executive Director, 2251 Mahalo St., Honolulu, HI 96817. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Leonora Batalon Taloma

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June 26, 2015
Leonora Batalon Taloma, 93, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerald, Craig and Lindbergh; dAug.hter Judith Campbell; brothers Alfred, Felipe, Florencio and Juanito Batalon; sisters Sheila Henderson and Lolita Fejes; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:45 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire.

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