Archive for November 12th, 2015

Jeffrey Ceder

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Oct. 24, 2015
Jeffrey Ceder, 53, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by father Raymond, mother Thelma Wahman and brother Greg. Private services.

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Mildred Dolfo Dantsuka

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Oct. 11, 2015
Mildred Dolfo Dantsuka, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son George Y. Jr.; daughters Tracy and Joy Dantsuka, and Mari-jo Hu; brother Pedro B. Dolfo; sisters Matilda Cordero and Mary Kelso; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Venus Epting

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VENUS EPTING Age 87, of Greenville, SC. Died on November 6, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at Eastside Presbyterian Church, Greenville, on November 14th at 12:00 pm. followed by a reception. For further details, visit the website: http://venusepting.lovingly remembered.org/

Gladys Michiko Hironaka

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Oct. 10, 2015
Gladys Michiko Hironaka, 83, of Honolulu, a retired receptionist for doctors’ offices, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yoshito; son Ray; daughters Karen Moon, Gwen Ing and Cathy Higa; sisters Nancy Sakamoto and Mildred Yasutake; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Updated information for an obituary published Monday.

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Robert Tsuruo Katahara

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Nov. 3, 2015
Robert Tsuruo Katahara, 95, of Honolulu, a retired plumber for various Sheraton hotels, died at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kay K., son Kyle N., daughter Avis K. Takeshita and brother Mitsuo “George.” Private services.

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Robert Kau

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Oct. 15, 2015
Robert “Bobby” Kau, 93, of Honolulu, a retired John Hancock Insurance Co. insurance agent and former basketball player and coach, will be remembered in services 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. He died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet L.; son Bennet; daughters Sandra Lee and Kitty Woo; stepdaughters Caroline Ingersoll, Jacqueline Reber and Gwendoline Coolidge; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Amy Sakuma Lee

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Oct. 28, 2015
Amy Sakuma Lee, 84 ,of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wendell Y.L., sister Harriet Hasegawa, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Carmela Sharon Luke

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Nov. 5, 2015
Carmela Sharon “Carmie” Luke, 66, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Ewa Beach, a Tri-West/United Health Care retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hackensack, N.J. She is survived by husband Bob, sons Ryan and Sean, father Dominick Giarratana, brother Bill Giarratana and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha or casual attire.

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Kenneth Oda

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Oct. 11, 2015
Kenneth Oda, 86, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Larry, Warren and Reid; daughters Nancy Jones, Chris Siu, Arleen Leong and Pauline Shannon; brothers Donald, Raymond, Ronald and Derek; sisters Lillian Cunnigham, Miriam Kogasaka, Vivian Ayala, Marian Somalinog and Lynn Wilson; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

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Florence Miyoko Okazaki

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Nov. 2, 2015
Florence Miyoko Okazaki, 93, of Aiea, a retired Aiea Intermediate School cafeteria worker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Calvin T., daughter Cheryl M. Arii, brothers Robert and Raymond M. Sakai, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Cristina Balbin Sales

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Oct. 29, 2015
Cristina Balbin Sales, 89, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Lloyd, Peter Jr., Clyde and Julian O.; daughters Brenda Barrios, Heddy Santos, Cristy B. Inocencio, and Loreta and Gaudelia Sales; sister Rosita Dela Cruz; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services and burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines.

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Daniel Ainoa Mitchell Eli Sr.

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Sept. 30, 2015
Daniel Ainoa Mitchell Eli Sr., 78, of Waianae, a retired Technical Field Data Services Inc. land surveyor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by wife Audrey M., sons Daniel A.M. Jr. and Clyde K.M. Sr., daughter Audrey Eli-Kia, brother Stephen, sister Bertha Ann Kaahaina, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yoshito Takamine

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Oct. 27, 2015
Yoshito Takamine, 89, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired division director with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, will be remembered in services 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. He was also a member of the state House of Representatives and the Governor’s Agriculture Coordinating Committee. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kimiko; sons Dwight and Delbert; daughters Arlene Hashimoto, Melanie Fergerstrom and Karleen Kaohimaunu; brothers Yoshinobu, Takeshi and Robert; sisters Yaeko Tamayose, Sueko Kakazu and Yemiko Lum; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Muoi Trinh

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Oct. 31, 2015
Muoi Trinh, 83, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Cam So, Johnson, Felix, Tony, Tommy, Ricky and Chanh Cam Nhieu; daughter Jenny Lieu Nhieu; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Chari-Anne Reiko Kamakanananimaikahaku Kahealani Ukishima-Long

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Sept. 22, 2015
Chari-Anne Reiko Kamakanananimaikahaku Kahealani Ukishima-Long, 37, of Johnstown, Colo., a grain contractor, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Aukai Kaai; parents Irwin and Toni Ukishima; and brothers Mark, Michael and Monte. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual or Western attire. No flowers.

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NELSON FRANKIE AGASID VIERNES

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NELSON FRANKIE AGASID VIERNES Age 46, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 5, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born October 10, 1968 in Honolulu, HI. A member of Survai International. He is survived by mother, Endelicia "Dely" Viernes; sister, Patty (Tony) Viernes; brother, Sheldon Viernes. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (Nov 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Nov 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Despina S. White

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Nov. 8, 2015
Despina S. White, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of Macon, Ga., a retired University of Georgia history professor, died in Maunalani Nursing Facility. She was born on Crete, Greece. She is survived by son Darrell T., daughter Nora L. Appleton, sister Lucy Pandelides, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Macon.

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TROY T. YAMAMOTO

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TROY T. YAMAMOTO Troy T. Yamamoto, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home in San Francisco on Saturday, October 31, 2015. She was born on January 27, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Masaru and Kameyo (Okamoto) Morimoto. For more than 40 years, Troy was a talented homemaker, maintaining an extremely organized home that was also warm, inviting, and comfortable. She was savvy, astute, and sharp skillfully managing all of the responsibilities to keep her household running well. Troy attended Farrington High School, where she met Richard ("Ricky") Yamamoto at a school mixer in 1953. She was a sophomore, he was a junior. They danced that first night, continued to talk on the telephone and got to know each other, and something began to develop. "It was slow," said Ricky. In June 1959, Troy and Ricky married in Honolulu, the day after he graduated from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Troy had already graduated with a degree in personnel management, and was working as a statistician for the juvenile courts of the State of Hawaii. Later that year, they moved to San Francisco where Troy worked in the business department of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. Troy was strong-willed and had a point of view. Once she decided on something, there would be no chance in arguing about it. She used that same strength to care for those around her. She was fiercely loyal and always kind and thoughtful. She remembered everyone's birthday, anniversary, and other occasions and each became a special event. She had the gifted ability to see and appreciate the unique qualities of her friends and family members. As a child, Troy found a love of baseball and Ted Williams and became a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. Later on, she helped introduce the game to her nieces, supporting them to become San Francisco Giants fans at an early age. She was a hands-on aunt with her nieces and nephews, hosting "sleepovers" and playing puzzles with them when they were children, and following their progress and achievements. She also enjoyed travel, especially to Europe and Japan, and was an avid collector of teddy bears. Troy is survived by her husband, Ricky; two sisters, Evelyn (Yuichi) Marumoto and Karen (Roy) Sakai; a brother, Melvin (Eileen) Morimoto; and many nieces and nephews. Troy was preceded in death by her brothers Stanley, Kenneth, and Clarence. Family, friends, and others whose lives Troy touched are invited to a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20 at Pacific Interment, 2100 Folsom Street, San Francisco. Her ashes will be scattered at sea in a private ceremony on Saturday, November 21.

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