Archive for November 5th, 2015

Sonny P. Abangan

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Nov. 1, 2015
Sonny P. Abangan, 86, of Wahiawa, an Army Special Forces veteran and a retired Buddhist minister, died at his daughter’s home on Kauai. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Miyo; sons Alan and Arnold; daughter Audrey Ventura; brothers Don and Rudy; sisters Gertrude Dellatan, Anita Acohido and Winona Chang; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Wai- pio, mauka chapel. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m.

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Claudia P. Antonio

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Oct. 12, 2015
Claudia P. Antonio, 72, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brother Rizal. Private services.

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Joseph Edward Fontanilla Cabaong

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Nov. 11, 2014
Joseph Edward Fontanilla Cabaong, 76, of Pearl City and Waianae, a retired welder at Pearl Harbor and an Army National Guard veteran, died. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by son Edward Jon, stepmother Taliitoga, brothers Abraham and Marcus, and sisters Mary Dykas and Josie Cabaong. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Charles Baldovi Cabe

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Oct. 29, 2015
Charles Baldovi Cabe, also known as “Charlie” and “Schenly,” 70, of Hauula, a finishing carpenter at Hawaii Dredging, Kaiser Permanente and Del Webb, died in Kahuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Juliette; son Charles B. “Brada” Jr.; daughters JoAnn Cabe, Darlene Kahunahana and Cherie Adams; brother Daniel Leleo; sisters Eleanor Woo and Shirley Paahana; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gathering: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Beach Park. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Josephine Janice Espineli

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Oct. 27, 2015
Josephine Janice Espineli, 77, of Aiea, a Kraft General Foods and Bishop Group Realty Inc. employee, died in Pearl City. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Allen, daughters Suzanne Castillano and Janice Martinotti, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gladys Winona Kam Yuk Ishizaki

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Sept. 17, 2015
Gladys Winona Kam Yuk Ishizaki, 82, of Las Vegas, an Ed Dang’s Machine Shop retiree, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Cheryl Ann Kahai, Debra Kelly, Charlotte Naholowaa-Esparza and Charlene Naholowaa; stepsons Miles and Steven Nunies; sisters Rosemary Svenningson and Davelyn Miyashiro; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Ka Hale Hoano Hou O Ke Akua, 1760 Nalani St. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alyce Setsuko Izumoto

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Oct. 26, 2015
Alyce Setsuko Izumoto, 78, of Honolulu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel accountant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Faye Ann S. Inoue and Camille G. Au, brother Robert T. Otsuka and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Helen Shigeno Kawano

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June 29, 2015
Helen Shigeno Kawano, 93, of Cypress, Calif., died in Long Beach, Calif. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Harvey, daughter Pat Fujimoto, brothers Richard and Jerry Suzawa, sisters Cora Matsushima and Nancy Kawahara, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Samuel I. Kim

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Nov. 1, 2015
Samuel I. Kim, 78, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Catherine M., son Edward and daughter Risabelle. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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Sheau-Yun Lo

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Oct. 22, 2015
Sheau-Yun Lo, 79, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Hunan, China. She is survived by husband Chin-Tang, daughters Alice and Grace, brothers James and Leo Tsaur, sister Miriam Marsh and three grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information appeared in an obituary published Saturday.

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Philip Michael Luce

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Oct. 5, 2015
Philip Michael “Mike” Luce, 68, of Waimea, Hawaii, a project engineer for the H-3 Windward terminus on Oahu, grade superintendent for Kuwaye Bros./Allied Aggregates, founder of M. Luce Contracting Inc. and MLC Inc., and a Hawaii island business and community leader, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Suzanne. Celebration of life: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Kahilu Theatre, Waimea. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kahilu Theatre Foundation, Kahilu Theatre, Box 549, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Richard Mello

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Sept. 15, 2015
Richard “Brother Mel” Mello, 82, of Kapolei, an Air Force and Navy veteran, Honolulu Police Department motorcycle patrol officer and minister, died in Honolulu. He was born in Blue Ridge, Maine. He is survived by son Norman, daughter Norma Hughes and brothers Brian and Robert. Services to be set at a later date.

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Mary Emma Cardoson Pacheco

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Oct. 9, 2015
Mary Emma Cardoson Pacheco, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Cecil A., daughter Michele Rodrigues, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Laurita Palencia Parsons

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Oct. 20, 2015
Laurita Palencia Parsons, 87, of Honolulu, a retired receptionist with Sears Hair Salon at Ala Moana Center, died in Kailua. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Randolph and Ted LaBang; daughters Cynthia Minn, Brenda Clary and Leona Komine; brother Philip Palencia; sisters Buena Aquino and Dolores Lovell; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Wilfreda Cabeles Rodrigues

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Sept. 30, 2015
Wilfreda Cabeles Rodrigues, 90, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Michael; daughters Dorothy Pantohan, Norma J.A. Kekahuna and Winnie A. Buss; brothers Bernard, Adolfo, Angelo and Bonifacio Cabiles; sisters Juanita Chesbro, Jesusa Young, Maria Love and Conchita Aquino; 26 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 60 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday 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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BETTY YOSHIE SHIRAI

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BETTY YOSHIE SHIRAI 93 of Honolulu. Retired Secretary for the Coast Guard and Hawaiian Dredging. Passed peacefully at St. Francis Hospice on October 20, 2015. She is survived by her son, Chris (Linda); daughter, Ann Ota; granddaughter, Erin; sisters, Ida Murakami, Thelma Chong (Richard). Private services were held; she will be laid to rest with her late husband Harold at the National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Christina Sepela Suka

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Oct. 1, 2015
Christina Sepela Suka, 34, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Poni E. and Florida; brothers Milton, Elvis P. and Diamond K.; and sisters Lucy Aleki, Luisa Atoe and Taima Thompson. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Wai- pio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Toshiyuki Tagawa

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Oct. 12, 2015
Toshiyuki Tagawa, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Okada Trucking Co. carpenter, died at home. He was born in Piihonua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Blanche S., sons Wesley Y. and Glenn T., and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Stanley Shoichi Takeshita

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Oct. 9, 2015
Stanley Shoichi Takeshita, 79, of Honolulu, retired vice president of Thomas T. Takeshita & Son’s General Contractor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Shizuka, sons Lance Y. and Dean T., daughter Susan M. Asao, brothers Mason and Reuben, sister Thelma Higa, five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kay Kameko Yamada

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Oct. 27, 2015
Kay Kameko Yamada, 88, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii professor of communications at Leeward Community College, died at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by brothers George and Charles Matayoshi, and sister Ruth Yoshinaka. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services and burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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