Archive for August 21st, 2015

AYLOR R. SHEPHERD (SHEP)

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AYLOR R. SHEPHERD (SHEP) Passed away on January 17, 2015. An internment with military honors will be held at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific on August 25, 2015 at 9:30AM. All are welcome to attend.

Inez Kaiponohea Aki

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Aug. 6, 2015
Inez Kaiponohea “Auntie I” Aki, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Handi-Van driver and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard cafeteria cook, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Francis “Keli’i” and sisters Emmaline K. “Emi” Kaailau, Juliet K. “Judy” Tankersley, Violet “Ululani” Lung and Mary A. “Babes” Huihui. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Isidoro Batacan Barayuga

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July 31, 2015
Isidoro Batacan Barayuga, 87, of Mililani, a retired ironworker and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Wahiawa. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcelina; son Andrew; daughters Josie and Minerva Barayuga, and Catherine Calio; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Heart Association or St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani.

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Pat L. Brown

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Aug. 10, 2015
Pat L. Brown, 85, of Pearl City, a security officer and a Navy retiree, died. He was born in Arkansas. He is survived by wife Lana, sons Barney J. Brown and Val B. Saio, daughter Patricia Pundyke, 16 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Ligaya Asuncion Calamayan

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July 6, 2015
Ligaya Asuncion Calamayan, 64, of Waipahu, a Del Monte Fresh Produce retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Luna, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by husband Manuel M.; son Eric A.; daughter Melisa Soriano; brothers Faustino, Nicolas and Vergilio Omnes; sisters Adoracion Ramoran, Darlina Gumayagay and Venancia A. and Aguida A. Rivera; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Fortunato Cabiles Camello

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Aug. 7, 2015
Fortunato Cabiles Camello, 92, of Honolulu, a warehouse supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Reynaldo, Dominador and Rowland; daughters Letecia “Lety” Shimabukuro and Lorna Sweet; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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ANTHONY D.K. CHING

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ANTHONY D.K. CHING Age 90, died in Honolulu on July 22, 2015. He was a partner of Lambert & Sons Jewelers. As the first Certified Gemologist in Hawaii, he established and operated the first and only American Gem Society certified gem testing laboratory in Hawaii. He was a Senior Charter Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, Director of the Retail Board Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and a member of the See Dai Doo Society. He also served as President of: the Hawaii Jewelers Association; the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; the United Chinese Society; the Ching Clan Benevolent Society. Anthony is survived by wife Amy K.C. Ching, son Alan S.L. Ching, daughter Lisa Y.C. Ching, and brother Samuel D.M. Ching. Private services were held at Punchbowl.

Rose Wong Chow

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July 4, 2015
Rose Wong Chow, 91, of Wahiawa, a retiree from Hickam Air Force Base and Pearl Education Center, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Alfred and Clarence; daughters Evelyn Picciano, Sandra Ashpole, Gwen Martin and Laverne Barros; a brother; four sisters; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Salvacion Paculan Ganoot

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Aug. 6, 2015
Salvacion Paculan Ganoot, 92, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in San Quintin, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by sons Edward, Fronie and Bernie; daughters Olga Berzabal and Eleanor T. Chico; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St., Honolulu. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Carol V. Gordon

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CAROL V. GORDON Carol Vivian Gordon passed away on August 16, 2015. She was 61-years old. Carol was born July 28th, 1954 in Cincinnati Ohio, moving with her family to Hawaii at the age of 12. A 1972 graduated of Punahou High School she attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington. She worked for many years as a manager in the California Department of Aging. Carol a breast cancer survivor, was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in June of 2015. Carol is survived by her father Dr. Lawrence Gordon, her siblings Burt, Fred, Jean, Peter, and Bruce Gordon. She is united with her mother Betty C. Gordon who predeceased her in 2009 A service will be held on Saturday, August 22, at 10 am at Star of the Sea Church.

Joseph Gusman

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Aug. 17, 2015
Joseph “Joey” Gusman, 56, of Wailuku, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. mill mechanic, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother Ann, brothers Rick and Jake, and sister Princess Haleakala. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Charles Raymond Hedley

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Aug. 10, 2015
Charles Raymond Hedley, 84, of Kailua, a technician and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Yvonne, son Mark, daughter Kathy Marchetti and four grandchildren. Services pending. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Akiko Hirota

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July 27, 2015
Akiko Hirota, 87, of Hilo, a retired nurse, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Satomi Shindo. Private services.

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ROBERT “BOBBIE” JAMES IGNACIO

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ROBERT BOBBIE JAMES IGNACIO Age 56, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 22, 2015 in Wahiawa. Born January 27, 1959 in Tamuning, Guam. He was employed at Dole Foods Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Tammy Ignacio; sons, Michael Ignacio, Jason Toves; brothers, Al (Annabelle) Ignacio, Edward (Pat) Ignacio, Dean (Pamela) Ignacio, Steven (Shelly) Ignacio; sisters, Elaine Ignacio, Susan (Thomas) Costa, Rosemary (Manuel) Costa, Audrey (Kevin) B., Dawn (Ismael) Stewart; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Aug. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Leonard Frank Burgess Jr.

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Aug. 2, 2015
Leonard Frank Burgess Jr., 59, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a Pleasant Holidays briefer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Edenton, N.C. He is survived by wife Rosie Cheek, stepson Keala Navas, stepdaughter Kathy Ciriako, mother Sarah France, sisters Caren Burgess and Kim Gibson, and five stepgrandchildren. Services held.

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Dennis J. Doyle Jr.

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July 15, 2015
Dennis J. “Den” Doyle Jr., 70, of Honolulu, an interior designer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by sister Gwendolyn Fiorentino. Private services. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Patrick Joseph Reynolds Jr.

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Aug. 4, 2015
Patrick Joseph “PJ” Reynolds Jr., 77, of Honolulu, a Boeing retiree and a retired Air Force major, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Jeanne d’Arc “JD,” son Mark, daughter Jennifer Kuglin, sister Mary and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral Basilica. Mass at noon. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Masako Kawasaki

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July 28, 2015
Masako “Bessie” Kawasaki, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Ja-Na of Hawaii seamstress, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Myra K. Harada, Laura Y. Uehara and Lorraine Y. Kiyota; brother Mitsunori “Mitsu” Mihara; sister Ikuko “Jean” Tomosada; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to your church or charity.

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Blossom Kolu Kelii

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July 12, 2015
Blossom Kolu Kelii, 71, of Hilo, a former Hawaiian National Bank loan officer, owner of Waimea Washerette and former real estate agent, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Kyle “Bully” and Garner, daughters Terri Meeker and Cherisse Agorastos, sisters Emmeline Foster and Lydia Haena, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Don S. Kester

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Aug. 14, 2015
Don S. Kester, 88, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Western Electric associated engineer and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by wife Barbara W.; son Scott; daughters Lucy Lombardi, Jenny Dodson and Amy Davis; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hilo United Methodist Church. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Luncheon in the church social hall. Casual attire.

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Larry Kiyoshi Kurihara

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Aug. 13, 2015
Larry Kiyoshi Kurihara, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways aircraft mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet H., sons Kevin and Derek, daughter Karen Arakaki, brother Yuso, sisters Asae Okada and Florence Nahuina, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Dai You Mar

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July 21, 2015
Robert Dai You “Bobby” Mar, 79, of Honolulu, a retired plumber, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Christopher K.G. and Robbie L.G., brothers Douglas and Leslie D.K., sisters Leila L.N.F. George and Shirley I. Garcia, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Elinor Sadako Matsumoto

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July 23, 2015
Elinor Sadako Matsumoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired city booking clerk, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Wayne, daughter Dawn Shimata, sisters Jeanette Okido and Dora Oya, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lorraine Maynard

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Aug. 15, 2015
Lorraine Maynard, 70, of Kailua-Kona, a retired high school teacher, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Schenectady, N.Y. She is survived by sister Marianne, hanai brother Lee Meyerson and hanai sister Betty Meyerson. Services to be announced at a later date. Donations suggested Alii Veterinary Hospital, 75-349 Hualalai Road, Kailua- Kona, HI 96740.

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Thomas Missick

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Aug. 17, 2015
Thomas “Tommy” Missick, 64, of Pahoa, Hawaii, retired owner of a cabinet manufacturing company, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by wife Chris, son Brett, daughter Lisa Langhoff, brother Victor, sister Susie York and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Kazumi Murobayashi

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July 3, 2015
Kazumi “Kazu” Murobayashi, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Woolworth baker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Lloyd I. and Eric K., brothers Isao and Santa, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Ray Jiro Nakamoto

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Aug. 13, 2015
Ray Jiro Nakamoto, 66, of Honolulu, a retired city Department of Parks and Recreation pool manager at McCully gym and swimming pool, and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Chiyo, brothers Roy and Ricky, and sisters Joyce Okubo and Kathleen Inouye. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Virginia Agnes Look Moi Ng

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Aug. 10, 2015
Virginia Agnes Look Moi “Verg” Ng, 72, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Lanes desk clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Keanae, Maui. She is survived by sons Alfred and Christopher Yanos, and Clarence Shadd; hanai daughter Stephanie Santos; stepmother Roselle Alconera; brothers Edward Ng and Robert, Garret and Lambert Benito; sisters Joanne, Melody and Roberta Benito; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Wailoa State Park, large pavilion. Casual attire. No flowers.

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RAMONA V. POEPOE

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RAMONA V. POEPOE Age 87, of Mililani, HI, passed away July 26, 2015 in Wahiawa. Born May 16, 1928 in Honolulu, HI. A graduate of Honokaa High School, Ramona worked for the Malcolm MacNaughton family for over 35 years. She is survived by daughters, Deborah (Conrad) Sakamoto; brother, Andrew (Jaya) Poepoe; sisters, Jocelyn Higgins, Lucia Davis; 1 granddaughter. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Aug 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 9:45 a.m. Burial to follow 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ellen Yasuko Tetsuka Shiigi

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May 2, 2015
Ellen Yasuko Tetsuka Shiigi, 87, of Michigan, formerly of Hilo, a Hilo Medical Center retiree, died in Michigan. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Blake, daughter Jasmine Lincicome, brother Grant Tetsuka, sisters Yuriko Shigeta and Tomie Kohashi, and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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