Archive for August 11th, 2015

LEATRICE MATSUE ASATO

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LEATRICE MATSUE ASATO 94, former resident of Moiliili. A retired Sheraton Waikiki banquet waitress, died July 25, 2015 in Oakridge, Oregon. She was born in Amauulu Camp 4 in Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Alvin E. (Kathy), Iden E. (Bev), Bryan E. (Lori), Loren E. (Fely); brother, Robert K. Higa; sister, Ruth Y. Lord; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and hanai families. Private services.

Shigeko Oshiro Bettencourt

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July 2, 2015
Shigeko Oshiro Bettencourt, 95, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. She is survived by son Gilbert; daughters Stephanie Okamoto, Shirley Shiroma and Patricia Helm; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Brooks

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June 24, 2015
Joseph Herman “Brook” Brooks, 64, of Keauhou, Hawaii, an upholsterer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Selma, Ala. He is survived by brother Bill. Celebration of life: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Bill Brooks’ residence in Holualoa. For information and directions, call 938-2136.

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Michael Edward Chong

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April 18, 2015
Michael Edward Chong, 59, of Aiea, a retired Hyatt Regency bartender, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nan N., mother Lilian Y.S. and sisters Cynthia, Laura, Mona and Winona Chong. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Bruce Dato

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July 31, 2015
Bruce Dato, 60, of Hilo died. He was born in California. He is survived by eight siblings. Private services.

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Mui Thi Duong

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July 9, 2015
Mui Thi Duong, 89, of Honolulu, a factory worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons To Tu, To Ha and Larry Tran, Harry Duong and Wayne Chen; daughters Nu Tran and Ivy Chee Lee; sister Than Thi Duong; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mitsuko Fishel

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June 28, 2015
Mitsuko Fishel, 86, of Honolulu, a Foodland cashier, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Harry M. Kurihara, Don W. Kurihara-Nakasu and Stuart S. Fishel; brother Walter Morimoto; sisters Evelyn Allen and Ruth Generalao; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Suzette Francisco

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July 29, 2015
Suzette “Susing” Francisco, 53, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Private services.

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Herbert Taketo Fujimoto

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Aug. 2, 2015
Herbert Taketo Fujimoto, 90, of Lihue, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in Kauai Care Center. He was born in Huleia, Kauai. He is survived by sons Wayne and Chad; daughters Judith Kawamura and Donna Mitani; sisters Tsuyako Iwamoto, Teruko Matsumoto, Michiye Funaku, Tamie Kashiwamura, Edith Takenaka, Myrna Matsueda and Rose Marie Rikimaru; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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David Scott Gafford

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Aug. 1, 2015
David Scott Gafford, 59, of Hilo, a Hawaii Small Business Development Center network technician and a musician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Muskogee, Okla. He is survived by brother Dick and sister Sharon Furstenwerth. Services pending. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or charity.

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Harry Yoshiharu Heya

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July 28, 2015
Harry Yoshiharu Heya, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co. carpenter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Lance Y., Sterling M. and Larson Y.; daughters Sherri M. Seguirant and Lorene I.H. Berinobis; sisters Betsy K. Kawaguchi, Florence S. Hori, Helen N. Tawata, Charlotte S. Arakaki and Lorraine T. Heya; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William Miller Seymour Lindsey III

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July 28, 2015
William Miller Seymour “Boogie” Lindsey III, 70, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired Securitas loss prevention supervisor, heavy equipment operator and owner of several businesses, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lauverne “Lovie”; sons William M.S. IV and Elijah S. Lindsey, Noakenapookala Kamanawa and Danny E., Laudan J. and Ellery D. Batino; daughters Tioni L. Maeda, Cori Ann Pericho, Anna L. Lindsey-Robles, and Verdean and Lori L. Batino; sisters Vivian K. Lindsey and Linda A. Wong; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church, Kamuela. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Marilyn Yoshie Joe

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July 25, 2015
Marilyn Yoshie Joe, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Government Employees Association secretary, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Valerie Nishikawa and Susan Madeiros, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Peter Tadashi Kimura

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July 6, 2015
Peter Tadashi Kimura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired real estate broker for Alohawaii Realty and Pete Kimura Realty, and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Nancy; son Gerald; daughters Colleen and Laurie Kimura, and Ada Azuma; brothers Tsuzuki and Richard “Tsutomu”; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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David Arthur Main

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June 24, 2015
David Arthur Main, 63, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Fort Clayton, Panama City. He is survived by wife Ressie C.; sons David Anthony C. and Daniel Michael C.; daughter Vanessa Mary Main Medina-Cleckley; brothers Daniel Hooser, and Donald and Michael Main; sisters Judy Sullivan, Debra Loomis and Donna Main; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Toshio Minagawa

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July 29, 2015
Toshio “Andy” Mina­gawa, 92, of Aiea, a Del Monte employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hoaeae. He is survived by wife Yukie, son Arthur, daughter Lynn Inafuku, brother Roy, sisters Kimiyo Fuse and Sally Okuno, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Atsuo Murota

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Aug. 2, 2015
Atsuo Murota, 92, of Honolulu, a retired city heavy equipment mechanic and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elaine V.; sons Michael and Matthew; daughters Melanie Tanouye, Marianna Nunan and Michele Fusato; sisters Janet Kurokawa and Marian Tokuyama; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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MARY OANIA

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$nameMARY OANIA Age 85, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 26, 2015 in Honolulu. Born July 12, 1929 in Ewa, HI. Member of St. John the Baptist Church. She is survived by son, Steven (Yolanda) J. Oania; daughters, Bernadine (Michael) M. Parrish, Theresa (Rich) M. Meiers; brother, Bonifacio (Elsie) Ramos; half- brothers, George (Rita Lani) Turqueza, Crecencio (Carole) Ramos; step-sister, Erlinda Reyno; half-sister, Cecilia (Ernesto) Daguio; grandchildren, Jacqueline, Jessica. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Friday (Aug. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ROLANDE ONZUKA

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ROLANDE ONZUKA Age 69, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 15, 2015 in Pearl City. Born December 29, 1945 in Mende, France. She is survived by children, Richard Z. (Veronica) Onzuka, Terri-Lyn "Emi" Onzuka, Robert Onzuka, Christopher Onzuka, Michael (Lisa) Onzuka; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday (Aug 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers please. -

SHIGERU OYAMA

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SHIGERU OYAMA Age 96 of Honolulu. Retired Federal Government Inventory Clerk, passed peacefully on July 26, 2015 at Kuakini Medical Center. He is survived by his sons Peter (Jan) and Glen; daughter, Donna Oyama; three grand- children; brothers, Minoru and Gerald Oyama; sisters, Iwako Ihara, Patsy Nakamura and Hideko Tomomitsu. His wife Ellen preceeded him in death. Services will be held August 17, 2015 (Monday) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, visitation 4PM, services at 5PM. Casual attire, flowers welcome. lnurnment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Pacific on August 18, 2015 at 10:30AM.

Rosita Padilla

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Aug. 4, 2015
Rosita “Manang” Padilla, 85, of Hilo, a Cafe 100 kitchen helper in Hilo and a foster parent for Hilo Union and Haili Christian schools, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Jose and Rudy Tabajunda, and Reginald and Glen Padilla; daughters Carmen Asuncion, Rosaline Gonsalves, Elena Sawyer and Trudy Cambra; brother Mariano Carriaga Sr.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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JOEL RAGUNTON RACACHOT

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JOEL RAGUNTON RACACHOT Age 57, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 21, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born August 7, 1957 in Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Maria "Rose" Racachot; son, Jomar Racachot; brothers, Lawrence (Teresita) Racachot, Dante (Flordeliza) Racachot; sisters, Marietta Racachot, Esmeralda Racachot, Anita (Reynaldo) Herrera, Mildred (Randy) Melencheck, Ruth (Rolando) Batangan; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Monday (Aug 17) at Mililani Memorial Park.

Arlene Gail Reyes

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July 26, 2015
Arlene Gail Reyes, 60, of Anahola, Kauai, a cashier and housekeeper, died. She was born in Lincoln County, Ore. She is survived by sons Lance and Steven Hermann; stepsons Alan and John Jr. Reyes; stepdaughters Lynette Chase, Nadine Woodward, Natalie “Babe” Kaiminaauao and Cheryl Corneal; father Robert Burt; brothers Steve and Rod Burt; sister Kathy Burt; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Anini Beach, main pavilion. Casual attire.

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Eric Calvin Edsman Sr.

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July 25, 2015
Eric Calvin Edsman Sr., 87, of Kailua-Kona, a retired security guard for Freeman Guards, Securitas and Hawaii Protective Association, and a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard licensed electrician, died in Hale Hoola, Honokaa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Eric Edsman Jr. and Calvin Kaia; stepson Lawrence Kaaihue; daughters Erilyn Kaiwi, Randi Schieber, Maile Edmonson, Olga Corby and Zelithea Edsman; stepdaughter Marian DeMello; sister Olga; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Charles J.K. Hall Sr.

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July 3, 2015
Charles J.K. Hall Sr., 73, of Kapolei, a retired Honolulu Police Department detective and Hawaii Air National Guard veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Charles Jr., Michael, Patrick and John; daughter Malia; brother Fred; sisters Poliala Katschman and Edwina Maijala; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Chiyoko Sue

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July 3, 2015
Chiyoko Sue, 99, of Honolulu, a schoolteacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dr. Alan; brothers Dr. Seiya, Hiroshi, Dr. Yasushi and Osamu Ohata; sisters Kay Fukuda and Tomoko Ohata; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Buddhist services: 9 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. at the park cemetery. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Michael Kiyoshi Sugawa

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Aug. 1, 2014
Michael Kiyoshi Sugawa, 68, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Terry S. and Bert H., and sisters Kathy M. Sugawa and Carol M. Miyashiro. Private services.

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Sumi Tachibana

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June 23, 2015
Sumi Tachibana, 93, of Fullerton, Calif., formerly of Hilo, a Y. Hata & Co. office clerk in Hilo, died in Fullerton. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Marc; daughters Rae Bell and Karen Tachibana; stepson David; brother Takeshi Shimana; sisters Setsuko Takemoto, Junko Shimana and Yooko Raiche; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1, Hilo. Casual attire.

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Tomio Takiguchi

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July 5, 2015
Tomio Takiguchi, 85, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Telephone employee, part-time farmer and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Sadie M., sons Nathan and Jon, daughter Lynn Silva, brothers Daniel and Gary, sister Jane Kato, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Tenny Hoon Tom

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July 30, 2015
Tenny Hoon Tom, 89, of Hono­lulu, an attorney, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Chance, daughters Kimberly Nichols and Tammy Tom, and four grandchildren. Private services pending. Donations suggested to Hawaii Education Association, 1953 S. Beretania St., Suite 5-C, Honolulu, HI 96826. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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