Archive for December 25th, 2016

Stephen “Koa” William Kamakanikoa Achor

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22, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Saturday, December 10, 2016. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00pm; Services: 6:30pm on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary Chapel.
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ERWIN CHARLES “CHUBBY” ARQUETTE, SR.

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ERWIN CHARLES Age 80, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away on December 2, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born January 20, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth K. Arquette; sons, Erwin (Rachelle) Arquette, Jr., Elgin Arquette, Shane Arquette; daughter, Hollie (Lordy) Luis; brothers, Earl Arquette, Addison Arquette; sister, Frances Parker; 9 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 29) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Dr. Imre L. Bard

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Dr. Imre L. Bard, 87, of La Crosse and formerly of Honolulu, Hawaii, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, on Nov. 5, 1928. Imre retired as a professor of Medieval European and World History from Chaminade University of Honolulu. He also developed lifelong friendships in the Pacific region, especially his neighbors in Hawaii Kai, the Sandersons, Marshes, and Halletts. In addition to his wife Teri's death in 2008, Imre was preceded in death by his son, Eric, in 2001. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on December 31, 2016, at Moanalua Bay Beach Park in Hawaii Kai.

Helen G. Gazmen

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63, of Kahului, Maui, died in Wailuku on Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born in the Philippines.Visitation: 6 - 9:00p.m.; Services: 7:00p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Burial: 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29 at Maui Memorial Park.
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Robert S. Gordon

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Robert S. Gordon Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Robert Salaway Gordon, passed away on September 14, 2016. We, as a family, are only now beginning to come to terms with our grief and the fact that he is gone. Robert was a good man who considered everyone he knew to be a friend. Although he was a very private man and requested no services, we want to share at this time a brief history of his life to all of his friends. He was born October 6th, 1916, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was the youngest of two children. "Bobby" as he was known, always had an inquisitive mind and a desire to see the world. As a young boy, he was intrigued by how things worked, and had a particular interest in science, mathematics and engineering. Much to his mother's exasperation, he would frequently take apart and put back together various things in the house, including the radiator thermostat, clocks, watches, and other gadgets. This led to a life-long passion in mechanical engineering, and, later to a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from MIT in 1938. At a young age, Bob learned how to play cribbage from his father, Isaac, and developed a lifelong mastery and enjoyment of the game. Bob also spent many hours at his friend Andre's house, where he learned to speak fluent French, as that was the only language spoken in the Laus household. Bob always had some great stories about his childhood. He and his friends would jump on the rails of the horse drawn sleigh ice wagon and ride from stop to stop, infuriating the driver and worrying his mother, Minnie. Sledding down the steep hill by his house and countless other winter activities were enjoyed by Bob and his friends. In addition to great memories with his family and other friends, he spent time with an older neighbor, Mr. Cox, helping him shovel coal for the winter, and building ham radios and other small mechanical items. Bob met Joan Williams at a local high school dance and told himself that she was so beautiful he was determined to marry her. Having the courage to start a conversation with Joan was difficult for Bob; he was convinced that she was the only girl he ever wanted to be with, but that she was "out of his league." Their initial friendship grew stronger as he tutored Joan in Algebra and Chemistry. His education at MIT and U.S. Navy service in Hawaii meant it would take 13 years before Bob could marry the love of his life. They married on February 24th, 1946 in a typically small post war wedding and headed off to the new land of Hawaii. Joan was fond of saying that at that time almost no one in Massachusetts knew about anything that was west of the Mississippi River, let alone Hawaii. They traveled on the Lurline to Honolulu, which had been converted into a troop ship with dormitories and officer's quarters because of the war. This was the beginning of a new life for Bob and Joan. They landed in Hawaii in March of 1946. In December of 1947, they welcomed their first child into the world, Richard Williams. Their first daughter, Kathleen Madeleine in was born in May of 1949, and youngest daughter, Carol Joan in November of 1950. Their life in Hawaii was exciting. Bob and Joan both were living an adventurer's life. Those post war days in Hawaii were unlike anything they had ever known and very different from the Hawaii of today. Family was of utmost importance to Bob, and because he wanted his children to have a relationship with their grandmother, he wrote back to his mother in law, Katherine Williams, saying that she would always have a place to live with them in Hawaii. She took advantage of this offer, and would spend most of her later years with Bob, Joan, and the kids in Kailua. An uncle of Bob's once remarked, "That boy is going to go somewhere in his life." It took a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice, but his uncle was correct. After being discharged from the Navy in 1946 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander, Bob was employed by Libby, McNeal and Libby, as an industrial engineer in the pineapple, agriculture and canning division. Bob wanted to work with an "Island Company," and sought employment with Castle and Cooke, in their newly developed Industrial Engineering program, and was offered a position in 1952. During his tenure at this company, he served numerous executive positions of C&C's subsidiaries: Castle and Cooke Terminals, Ltd., Hawaiian Equipment Company, Kawaihae Terminals, Kohala Corporation, Malaysian Rock Products, Wailua Sugar Company, California and Hawaiian Sugar Company, Oahu Transport Company, Hawaiian Hauling and Container Corp, and the Thai-Asia Steel Pipe Company, and other C&C ventures. After nearly 30 years of dedication and service to C&C, he retired at the position as Senior Executive Vice President in November of 1981. Bob and Joan enjoyed a happy, fulfilling and productive retirement. Bob always had a strong sense of public service and giving back to the community in which he lived. He served as Trustee on the boards of numerous charitable and non-profit enterprises, such as the Queen's Medical Center, Queen's Healthcare System, and the Queen Emma Foundation, as well as the Hawaii Medical Service Association, the Board of Governors for Goodwill Industries of Honolulu, and as a director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. Bob and Joan also traveled all over the world: Hong Kong, Bangkok, Australia, England, France, Eastern Europe, and Canada. Thanks to his father's early lessons, Bob was a master at Cribbage, and for many days out of the week would be found with his friends enjoying a game of cribbage at The Pacific Club, where he served as Club President in the early 1980's. Bob and Joan became grandparents in 1972 to Jenny Mulqueeney, and again, in 1987, to Robert Donald Lechner-Gordon. Bob was a kind and loving grandfather, and was able to spend a great deal of time with both his grandchildren even though they lived in Oregon. Reading bedtime stories, enjoying first days of school, and having Robert and Jenny spend countless summers with them at the family home in Kailua was a delight for Bob and Joan. After Joan's death in 2002, Bob still enjoyed an active and healthy life in his condo in Nuuanu, where he was continually delighted by the love and company of his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughters. Bob was well liked by all who he had come into contact with, and lived by the ideal that "Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect". He was a man of great achievement in business, love, life and family. He leaves behind his three children, Richard W. Gordon, (Sophie) of Kapaau, Hawaii, Kathleen M. Gordon Mulqueeney, of Beaverton, Oregon, and Carol J. Gordon-Howe, (Jeffrey) of Silverton, Oregon. He is also survived by his two grandchildren Robert D. Lechner-Gordon, and Jenny S. Mulqueeney, in addition to his two great-grandchildren, Madison Savannah "Kaikea" Mercer and Delaney Mulqueeney "Pualani" Mercer.

Patrick Hada

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74, of Kapolei, passed away on December 15, 2016 in Kapolei. He was born in Lihue, HI. Survived by wife, Joyce Hada; sons, Derick Hada and Dana Hada; sisters, Marilyn (Shigeru) Matsumoto, Christine Aguirre, Jacqueleen (Rodney) Shimatsu; brothers, Stuart Hada and Russel (Beverly) Hada and dogs, Casey, Nicky and Boomer. No service. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services

Ernest T. Hunt

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71, born in Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on November 23, 2016 in Texarkana, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy G. Hunt and is survived by his sisters Dorothy Pacheco and Marilyn Schley along with several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. By his wishes no memorial services will be held.

Rebecca Joan Kembel

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73, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died in Waikoloa on Friday, December 16, 2016. She was born in Ritzville, Washington. Celebration of Life to be held at a later date in January.
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Tavale Masalosalo

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59, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He was born in American Samoa. Visitation: 3:00pm. Services: 6:00pm. on Friday, December 30 , 2016 at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Honolulu.
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Mary Louise Mauliola

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79, of Kailua, Oahu, died in Kailua on Saturday, December 3, 2016. She was born in Puunene, Maui. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Services: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Inurnment: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2016 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Florentino Rafal Nalundasan

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Florentino Rafal Nalundasan Engr. Florentino Rafal Nalundasan was called to eternal life on November 28, 2016. He was born on March 13, 1927 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He graduated from Mapua Institute of Technology, earning a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineer. He taught at Ilocos Norte Institute Of Technology, now MMSU, before moving to Guam where he worked for Heide and Cook. He began his civil service career on May 1968 as a Mechanical Engineer with the Navy's Facilities Engineering Dept. On January 28, 1970 the Guam Board of Engineers and Architectures awarded him registration #139 to practice as a licensed Mechanical Engineer. He retired in 1995 and moved to Makakilo,HI He is survived by his wife, Eleuteria; son, Edgar; daughter, Grace N. Chinen; grandson, Shaun Chinen; granddaughter, Trinity Nalundasan; sister, Placida N. Servanes; numerous cousins, nieces & nephews, grandnieces & nephews, great- grandnieces & nephews, and great-great-grandnephew. A "Celebration of Life" will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016. Visitation: 9:00am-10:00am; Service: 10:00am-11:00am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Burial: 1:00pm-1:30pm at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Betty Setsuko Oie

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Age 91 of Honolulu, HI, passed away on November 30, 2016. Born April 6, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. Retired owner of Bingham Inn. Preceded in death by son Stephen (Leatrice). Survived by son Myron (Sharon); daughter Stephanie (Wallace) Asato; brother Alfred "H" Fukumoto; 5 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren and hanai son Anthony "Tony" Dominguez. Visitation 5 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel; Services 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Podlewski

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75, of Haliimaile, Maui, died in Haliimaile on Saturday, December 17, 2016. He was born in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. Visitation: 9:00am; Services: 11:00am on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Norman's Mortuary.
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DAVID “BIDING” QUEJA RAMIREZ, SR.

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Age 73, of Waialua, HI, passed away November 22, 2016 in Aiea. Born December 29, 1942 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Nancy J. Ramirez; son, David (Brandy) Ramirez, Jr.; daughters, Danette Holdren, Doreen (Jared) Celoza, Darlene Ramirez; mother, Luisa Ramirez; brothers, Manuel (Esther) Ramirez, Ernesto Ramirez; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. at the Makai Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

CELESTINE “SALLY” E. SEDENO

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Age 73, of Honolulu, HI, passed away November 30, 2016 in Honolulu. Born April 9, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. Member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. She is survived by husband, Samuel C. Sedeno, Jr.; son, Samuel C. (Stephanie) Sedeno III; daughters, Dana M. (Brad) Sedeno; Samantha L. (Raphael) Dela Cruz; brother, Damon (Diane) Correa; sister, Lei (Kenneth) Salima; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 28) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 29) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

George Benedict Sherman

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70, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was born in New York. Private Services Held.
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Marvin En Pin Shim

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71, of Kula, Maui, died in Wailuku, on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. He was born in Kula. Visitation: 6:00-9:00pm. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:00am. on Saturday, December 31 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Kula. Burial: 11:00am. at St. John's Cemetery.
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Robin A. Silva

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Robin A. Silva67, of Waianae, passed away on December 05, 2016. Survived by his wife Pamela, sons Robin Jr., Toby, daughter Desiree, and 7 grandchildren. Funeral will be held on Dec. 29 at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary - Mauka Chapel. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Aldeleno Torres

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80, of Kahului, Maui, died in Wailuku on Thursday, November 24, 2016. He was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Maui Veteran's Cemetery.
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Ruby H. Yoshisato

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85, of Wailuku, Hawaii, died in Kahului on Monday, December 12, 2016. She was born in Pu'unene. Visitation: 8:30am; Services: 11:00am on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Burial: 1:00pm at Maui Veteran's Cemetery.
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