Archive for August 12th, 2015

Lucy Juliana Albano

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July 28, 2015
Lucy Juliana Albano, 85, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Damon Tract, Oahu, a homemaker, died in Malama Kapuna Carehome. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ernest; sons Michael, Thomas and Clifford Marrotte, and Francis and Keith Albano; daughters Elizabeth Moody, Ronnie Marrotte and Kimi Taylor; brothers Earl, Erwin and Addison Arquette; sisters Veronica Andrews and Frances Parker; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Rjoya K. Pokipala Atu

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July 22, 2015
Rjoya K. Pokipala Atu, 65, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Riana Niusini, brother David V. Pokipala Jr., sister Minnie Motis and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker United Methodist Church. Lunch to follow at Goto Hall. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Michael N. Burroughs

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Aug. 6, 2015
Michael N. Burroughs, 59, of Kekaha, Kauai, a waiter at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel in Poipu, died. He was born in Santa Monica, Calif. He is survived by wife Deanna, son Manoah and daughters Lily Hubbell and Brittany B. Hughes. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kekaha Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Morton Cotlar

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July 23, 2015
Morton Cotlar, 87, of Makawao, Maui, a University of Hawaii-Manoa business professor and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by partner Jane Loeffler, daughter Geri Schrader, son Gary, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Reginald Dean DeRoos

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July 3, 2015
Reginald Dean DeRoos, 60, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a deejay and station manager at KUAI AM 720 radio station, died at home. He was born in Missouri. He is survived by wife Rebecca, parents Gordon and Neva, brothers Steve and Rick, and sister Debbie. Celebration of life and potluck: 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Prince Kuhio Park in Poipu, Kauai. Scattering of ashes at sunset at Acid Drop.

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Lydia Foon Lee Fong

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Aug. 3, 2015
Lydia Foon Lee Fong, 85, of Honolulu, a state Department of Education school registrar, died. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Randal; daughters Donna L. Wong and Natalie F. Hoffman; brother Howard Yuen; sisters Bernice Chong, Sylvia Yuen, Jean Yates and Carol Souza; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kevin Nawaieha Haina

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June 20, 2015
Kevin Nawaieha Haina, 51, of Kapolei, an Oahu Transit Services dispatcher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marie; son Keanu; daughters Shyler Haina and Chassie and Stacha Malaluan; father John; brothers Jackie, John and Keith; sisters Poki Taylor and Anne Kaili; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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ERNEST LINDEN HAYES

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ERNEST LINDEN HAYES Age 99, of Kailua, HI, passed away August 1, 2015 in Kailua, HI. Born November 22, 1915 in Hastings, Michigan. He is survived by wife, Sadie Hayes; son, Dennis Hayes; daughter, Linda "Noe" Gentry; 2 half-sisters; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Monday (Aug. 17) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Kenneth James Hopkins

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Aug. 2, 2015
Kenneth James Hopkins, 72, of Waipahu, an Air Force veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Miyoko, son Gary K., daughters Kathy M. Hopkins and Sandy Johnson, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Waikele Country Club. Services: 6 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Aloha or casual attire.

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MARGARET TATSUE JIRICEK

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MARGARET TATSUE JIRICEK Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 28, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 19, 1928 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. She is survived by daughter, Evelyn (Hervey) Kanekoa; sister, Eda-Jane Kalakaua; 2 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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GLEN DENNIS KELLY, JR

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GLEN DENNIS KELLY, JR. Age 79, who was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois and lived in Honolulu, Hawaii for the last 20 years, passed away on August 5, 2015 in Honolulu. Glen was an engineer and superintendant of roadways for the City of Joliet, Illinois. He was predeceased by both his parents Glen Dennis Kelly Sr. and Dorothy Margaret (Conine) Kelly and his brother J. Paul Kelly. He is survived by his sister-in- law Collette Kelly Goble; niece Colleen Kelly; nephews Rodney Kelly, all of IL and Dr. Michael Kelly of Seattle, WA. A memorial service and burial will be held in Joliet, Illinois at a later date.

Fay Etsuko Kawaguchi

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May 16, 2015
Fay Etsuko Kawaguchi, 68, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Ronald, sons Conrad and Kenneth, and brothers Melvin and Robert Tanita. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at West Kauai Honpa Hongwanji Church, Waimea. Services: 11 a.m.

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James Kiyoshi Kawamata

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June 25, 2015
James Kiyoshi Kawamata, 78, of Wahiawa, co-owner of Kawamata Brothers Ltd. and an Air Force veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Carolyn M.; sons Blaine M. and Mark M.; brothers Gilbert K. and Dennis G.; sisters Gladys Y. Miyazaki, Esther A. Asato and Judy M. Nakama; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Service: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Wendy Satoko Lopez

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July 15, 2015
Wendy Satoko Lopez, 69, of Honolulu, a St. Francis Hospital retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by son Melvin Jr., daughters Shani Schlemmer and Dayna Lopez, caregiver Janea, brother Douglas Sakamoto, sister Roberta Aono, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Randolph C. Manaba

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Aug. 4, 2015
Randolph C. “Randy” Manaba, 68, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired state Department of Forestry and Wildlife supervisor, died at home. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Josephine; son Randall; daughters Shereen Naeole, Joran Dudoit and Kaytlin Manaba; hanai sons Ronald Asuncion and William Kawano; mother Marie; brother Joe; sister Paulette Kortekaas; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Damien Parish, Kaunakakai. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gary Tokuo Mizuno

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Aug. 9, 2015
Gary Tokuo Mizuno, 70, of Hilo, a retired contractor at and proprietor of the former Hilo Construction Inc., died at home. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Laura; daughters Laurie Elizares and Christie Akui; brothers Harold, Clarence and Royden; sisters Adeline and Minerva Fujisawa, and Margaret LaRiviere; and five grandchildren. Appreciation luncheon: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Mary Oania

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June 26, 2015
Mary Oania, 85, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Steven, daughters Bernadine M. Parrish and Theresa M. Meiers, brother Bonifacio Ramos, half brothers George Turqueza and Crecencio Ramos, stepsister Erlinda Reyno, half sister Cecila Daguio and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Rolande Onzuka

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July 15, 2015
Rolande Onzuka, 69, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Mende, France. She is survived by sons Richard Z., Robert, Christopher and Michael; daughter Terri-Lyn “Emi”; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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MARGARET AYAME OTA

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$nameMARGARET AYAME OTA Margaret Ayame Ota, 92, was born in Wahiawa and lived there her entire life. She passed away peacefully in Wahiawa on July 14th. Her gentle, quiet nature will be missed by many friends, and especially by her family. Margaret was devoted to her family of four children -- Christine (Dean) DeRosa, Carole Ota, Ron Ota, Lillian (Russell) Helton; five grandchildren -- Jennifer & Kimberly DeRosa, April (Daryl) Nakamoto, Jordan & Meagan Helton; and two great-grand- children. She is also survived by one sister -- May (Johnny) Hamai of California. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Susumu, with whom she enjoyed numerous trips to the mainland, as well as several countries. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. After retiring from the Wahiawa General Hospital X-ray department, she spent another 25 plus years as a volunteer and board member of the Wahiawa General Hospital Auxiliary. She was regular member of the Wahiawa Rainbows Senior Citizen Club, and enjoyed tai chi and yoga. Funeral services will be held at Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel, on Sunday, August 16th. Visitation begins at 5:00 pm and services at 6:00 pm. The family requests no flowers, please. A private burial service has been planned.

Paul Dominic Peralta

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July 4, 2015
Paul Dominic Peralta, 59, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran and Leeward Community College student, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by mother Emma, son Makana Carlson-Peralta, brother Domi and sisters Rae Byers, Sheri Kanoho and Michelle Kakazu. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Rosella Mendoza Powers

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July 20, 2015
Rosella Mendoza Powers, 85, of Waianae, a former Avon sales representative and employee for the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program at the University of Hawaii, died in Waianae. She was born in San Isidro, Leyte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Sheila Burgess, Barbara Nakata and Joan Hindmon; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Joel Ragunton Racachot

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July 21, 2015
Joel Ragunton Racachot, 57, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria “Rose,” son Jomar, brothers Lawrence and Dante, and sisters Marietta and Esmeralda Racachot, Anita Herrera, Mildred Melencheck and Ruth Batangan. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Wai­pio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Frank Anthony Redling

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July 26, 2015
Frank Anthony Redling, 48, of Honolulu, a maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Reno, Nev. He is survived by companion Cydnie Dalton, son Kaysen Nakamura, daughter Kailee, mother Nellannette and brother Fred. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Izumo Taishayko Mission, 215 N. Kukui St., Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Melvin Saplan

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July 30, 2015
Melvin Saplan, 30, of Pahala, Hawaii, a self-employed maile lei picker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Tracy Pasion; son Trevin Pasion-Saplan; daughter Ziarie F.; father Ben Barrios; mother Myrle; brothers Philip Saplan, Steven Combes and Randy and Vince Barrios; sister Zani B. Tablit; and grandparent Adelina B. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Michael David Berry Sr.

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July 17, 2015
Michael David Berry Sr., 60, of Waianae, a retired journeyman carpenter at Hawaiian Dredging and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by son Michael D. Jr.; brothers James and Pete; sisters Pat Seles, Kay Gedert and Karen Berry; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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FRANCES MISUE TAKESHITA

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FRANCES MISUE TAKESHITA 94, of Pearl City, retired waitress at Pearl City Tavern, died August 1, 2015 at the Pearl City Nursing Home. She is survived by son: Dennis K. Takeshita; daughter: Geraldine "Geri" M. Koike (Lyman); sisters: Mildred M. Nomura and Dorothy N. Teraoka; grandsons: Brian Takeshita, Lincoln Koike, and Travis Koike; granddaughter: Allison Van Orman; five great grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2015 @ Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

George Shigeki Ujimori

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June 14, 2015
George Shigeki Ujimori, 86, of Waipahu, a Meadow Gold Dairies retiree, died in Pearl City. He was born in Keauhou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ellen; sons Guy and Ray; daughters Faith Umetsu, Pat Otsuka and Lynn True; sisters Helen Topalian and Minnie Teshima; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Joe Gulla Vallejos

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July 2, 2015
Joe Gulla Vallejos, 75, of Wai­pahu died in Waipahu. He was born in San Nicolas, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ligaya; sons Gerardo S., Sonny S. and Wilson S.; daughters Jovita S. Vallejos-Sildora, Thelma V. Abalos and Joyce S. Vallejos; brother Milo; sister Rebecca Suyat; 26 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Melody Ann Vierra

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June 1, 2015
Melody Ann Vierra, 61, of Hono­lulu, a retired driver for TheBus, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Georgiana Nunes and Yvonne Vierra-Criado. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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