Archive for February 5th, 2017

Lauretta Ambrosio

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82, passed away on January 13, 2017. Born April 26, 1934, in Honolulu, HI. Preceded in death by her son, Joseph Michael Martin. Survived by her husband Ralph "Tony" Ambrosio, daughters Jancy Kano (Scott Kano), Maylene Collins (Bob Collins), Michelle Serrao, Teri Concepcion and son Keoni Martin (Ron Choy-Foo), grandchildren, great grandchildren, 1 sister, 10 brothers. Memorial services held on February 11, 2017 Kaumakapili Church in Kalihi. Parking at Kaiulani Elementary. Services from 10am to 12pm - Aloha attire requested.

Norma Yolanda Lapot Amion

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74, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, December 30, 2016. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Damaso Allan Makahinu Barcarse

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Damaso Allan Makahinu Barcarse10/09/1939 - 12/20/2016 Damaso Allan Makahinu Barcarse, passed away December 20, 2016 at Jordan Valley Medical Center, West Jordan, Utah surrounded by his wife, 3 sons, and 2 of his grandsons. After battling kidney and heart disease for more than 9 years, it was time for him to return to his Heavenly Father. Allan was born on October 09, 1939, to Damaso Flores Barcarse and Jessie Jacintho Souza Barcarse in the plantation town of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii. In 1949 the family relocated to Waimea Valley "Smokey Valley" Kauai. Allan was the oldest son and second child of Damaso and Jessie. Allan and Toyoko were married in the LDS Hawaii Temple on August 31, 1963. They have three sons, Ross (Ipo), Richard, and Robert and have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Doris Choriki, Marjorie Umuiwi and Leona (Dean) Fukuyama, brothers, Malcolm (Betty Ann) Barcarse, Stanford (Dency) Barcarse, Alejandro (Deborah) Tejada and George Tejada. In July1959, Allan was called to serve in the LDS Northern Far East Mission. Allan was a life long educator. He taught Japanese language at Church College of Hawaii and University of Hawaii Lab School. He has also been a Hawaiian Studies, English, and Japanese language teacher at multiple schools in Hawaii. Allan was also featured in the NEA, National Education Association. Allan was also a life long entertainer. Allan studied hula under many hula masters. He was one of the original dancers at the Polynesian Cultural Center in 1963. The founder of Hula Halau Ka Ua Kilihune, Allan has taught hula around the world. In addition to Hawaii, Allan has students in Japan, Guam, Philippines, Chihuahua Mexico, and Amsterdam Holland. Allan entertained at numerous hotels and showrooms around Waikiki. He loved to help the youth of Hawaii. Allan has taken kids to Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, New Zealand, American and Western Samoa, Brazil, and Chihuahua Mexico. Allan has served the community of Hawaii as a participant and a judge at numerous hula festivals, a Varsity Scout Master, Special Olympics committee member, Junior Miss Hawaii Pageant Judge and a Hula instructor. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Visitation at 9:00 AM, Service at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center Interrment Ceremony will be private.

Wesley K. Bissen, Sr.

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58, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on Friday, January 13, 2017. He was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 9:00am - 10:30am; Services: 10:30am on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Paia Hawaiian Protestant Church.
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Leinani Keppeler Bortles

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Leinani Keppeler BortlesLeinani Keppeler Bortles, 76, a beautiful daughter of Hawai'i passed away peacefully on February 2. She was surrounded by her 'ohana and friends in a house on the ocean. Leinani was a powerful soprano, a dedicated Hawaiian historian and cultural advocate. She will be remembered for her passion, joy and kokua. She is loved and missed by her childrenErin Maile O'Keefe, Kristin Mele Bortles, Gavin Keppeler Bortles, and Eden Nanea Kyle, seven grand- children, and brotherJohn P. "Jack" Keppeler II. She was pre-deceased by her brother H.K. Bruss Keppeler. Leinani's Memorial is Friday, February 10th at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Visitation 9-10:30am. Service 11am. Reception noon. Parking available at the Cathedral.

James Bruce

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Copeland, Jr. 53, of Pepeeko, Hawaii, died on Wednesday, January 11 , 2017. He was born in Honolulu on March 10, 1963. No Services.
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Evie Foronda Cabjuan

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60, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Aiea on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Services: 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu.
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Hilton Mansfield Nalani Cabrera

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43, of North Kohala, Hawaii, died in North Kohala on Saturday, December 24, 2016. He was born in North Kohala. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Keokea Beach Park Pavilion in North Kohala.
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Agripina Galano Cabulisan

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87, of Kahului, Maui, died in Wailuku on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She was born in Sanchez Mira Cagayan Valley, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Services: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary.
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Glenn Durland Paige Professor Emeritus

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Glenn Durland Paige Professor Emeritus87, died peacefully at home in Honolulu on January 22, 2017. Glenn's wife of over forty years, Glenda, was at his bedside. Born on June 28, 1929 in Brockton, MA, he grew up in Rochester, New Hampshire and Provincetown, MA. He served in the U.S. Army (1948-52) and earned the rank of Captain during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (1947), Princeton (A.B., politics, 1955), Harvard (A.M., East Asian regional studies, 1957) and Northwestern (Ph.D., political science, 1959). After teaching at Seoul National University (1959-61), and Princeton (1961-67), he taught at the University of Hawai'i (1967-92). Gov. Burns appointed him Program Chair for the Hawaii 2000 futures conference in 1970. His journey took him from combat veteran and Cold War strategist to visionary founder and leader of the Center for Global Nonkilling, founded in 1994 (www.nonkilling.org). He was a renowned scholar of nonviolence, political leadership, and international relations, authoring several seminal books, including The Korean Decision (1968) based on personal interviews with President Truman; Glenn later publicly disavowed this book as counter to a nonkilling political science. Among his many honors were the Princeton Class of '55 Award (1987), Jai Tulsi Anuvrat Award (India, 1995), Distinguished Career Award, American Political Science Assn. (2004), Lifetime Peacemaker Award, Church of the Crossroads (2005), Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's Distinguished Peace Leadership Award (2010), and the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award (India, 2012). He also received two Honorary Doctorates, from Soka University (1992) and Jagran Lakecity University (2016). Glenn will be remembered for his unique vision of promoting change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world in reverence to life, presented in his path-breaking book Nonkilling Global Political Science (published in over 30 languages). The book has inspired affiliates throughout the world, including a Glenn Paige Nonkilling School in the DR Congo. Glenn leaves six children from his first marriage, Gail, Jan, Donn, Sean, Sharon, and Van Paige; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and a brother, Kent Paige, of Massachusetts. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 11, 2017, at MuRyangSa Korean Buddhist Temple. Visitation 10-11; service at 11 am. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Glenn and perpetuate his life work may be made to the nonprofit Center for Global Nonkilling, 3653 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, 96822.

Edward Masayoshi Fujioka

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81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, December 30, 2016. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Jack Hideo Gibo

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73, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, January 13, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private services held.
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Lance Kalei “Boy San” Hoewaa

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44, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.; Services: 12:00p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Waiehu Ward, Kahului. Burial: 2:00p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Harry D.L. “Dave” Jones

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Age 79, passed away at home on January 19, 2017 in Kapolei. He was born on February 23, 1937 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was a graduate of Eastern High School, Class of 1955, in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a Retail Executive for 40 years, and was most recently a Partner of The Honolulu Mint. In his last years, he most enjoyed working at the USS Arizona Memorial Park. He officially retired on September 30, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judith A. Jones, sons, Steven D. Jones and Douglas E. Jones, daughter Amy L. Jones (Lopaka Brown Sr.). Preceeded in death by eldest son D. Scott Jones (Ruth). Also survived by sister, Shirley L. Dowse and brother Barry J. Jones. 11 grand- children and 16 great-grand- children. Services to be announced at a later date.

Takeshi “Butch” Kawachi

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92, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 9:00a.m.; Services: 10:00a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Burial: 12:00p.m. at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.
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Fred J. Koehnen

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92, of Hilo, Hawaii, died on Wednesday, February 01, 2017. He was born in Hilo on February 24, 1924. Private Services to be held at a later date
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Walter William Larsen, Jr.

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Walter William Larsen, Jr.Walter William Larsen, Jr., age 77 of Lihue, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his ohana, on Monday, January 2, 2017. He was born on February 6, 1939 in Honolulu. Walter is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Kaleinani "Nani" Larsen and his sons; Eric L. Larsen of Lihue and Greg Kekoa (Coleen) Larsen of Mililani, Oahu; his three grandsons- Nainoa, Makana and Kainalu Larsen of Mililani, Oahu. His brother Ronald (Mary Pat) of Makakilo, Oahu and sister Momi (Emil) Wolfgram of Kaneohe, Oahu; Brother-in-law Herb (Marie) Espinda of Minnesota and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Walter worked for the Social Security Administration for forty-one years. He moved to Kauai in 1986 to manage the Kauai Office in Lihue, where he retired in 2004. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of 1957. He received his Bachelors Degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1961. Walter developed an interest in sports that he enjoyed over his lifetime. It began as a member of the Roosevelt High School Track and Football Teams. He went on to play football at the University of Hawaii under Coach Hank Vasconcellos. During his lifetime Walter enjoyed participating in rugby, biking, swimming, aikido, jujitsu and canoe paddling. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed working out at the original Kauai Athletic Club at Kukui Grove. Walter enjoyed being a civic participant in his community. He was an active supporter and volunteer for the American Lung Association. His interest in biking led him to participate in fund raising rides for the Association. He was a frequent donor to the Blood Bank of Hawaii. He served as president of the Kauai Seniors Centers Inc. and was instrumental in providing support for activities and resources to assist Kauai's Senior programs. Walter will be remembered for his calm and caring leadership, his loyalty and love for his ohana and friends. We shall miss his presence but we know he is at peace with the Lord. Mahalo Ke Akua. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili road. Visitation begins at 9:00a.m and Services to start at 10:00 a.m. Private inurnment.

David X Lee

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82, of Mokuleia, passed away peacefully at home on January 8th, 2017 under St. Francis Hospice care. David was born on Sept 5th in Watertown, South Dakota. He was a Marine Corps Korean War Veteran. He settled in Waialua where he retired as the art teacher in 1989 from Waialua High School and Intermediate. Donations will go towards an art scholarship in his name to that school. He is survived by his wife Kathy; Son David X Lee, Jr. (Elaine); Daughters, DeDee Maguire (Bart), Patty Carlson (Brad), Jenny Lee (Garret), Becky Lee Green (Andrew); Hanai daughters; Haili Nelson (Andy), Tiana Decosta Chun, Jasmine Vierra (Roland); 7 grandkids and lots of hanai grandkids, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Waiaulua United Church of Christ at 67-174 Farrington Hwy., (Next to Waialua HS gym) on February 11th 2017. Visitation: 10:00am.; Services: 11:00am.. Aloha attire or casual wear is fine. Urn placement will be held in June 2017 at Mililani Memorial park. VAYA CON DIOS

Minerva “Myrna” D. Lee

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69, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Saturday, January 7, 2017. She was born in Paraiso, Sagay Negros Occidental, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Services: 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13 at Mililani Mauka Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Gilbert Joseph Leong

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Gilbert Joseph LeongGilbert J. Leong, 88, died peacefully at home on January 19, 2016. He was the youngest of 9 children born to Quan Yau and Chun Ngit Leong. As a youngster, he loved baseball and with a buddy organized a youth baseball league in his Bingham Tract neighborhood. Gil graduated in 1946 from St. Louis High School and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he married Sylvia Lee and they moved to Boulder, Colorado where Gil would earn his master's degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. He was a retired CPA and founder of Gilbert J. Leong and Gregory H. Lee, CPAs. Gil loved tennis, golf, the ocean, skiing, traveling with Sylvia and close friends, art, music, socializing with friends and clients, driving convertibles and spending time with his grandchildren. He and Sylvia were long time season ticket holders for UH football, the Honolulu Symphony, Hawaii Opera Theatre and Diamond Head Theatre. Survived by his beloved wife, Sylvia, sons Scott (Peggy), Kimo, and Kurt (Juday) Leong, daughters Susu Markham (Greg) and Mary Leong Saunders, and sister Evelyn Leong, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 148 Makawao Street, Kailua. Service at 10:00. Lunch to follow. Private inurnment at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: kenordensteinfunerals.com

Mary Lou Barnes Leslie

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Mary Lou Barnes Leslie81, of Honolulu passed away on Tuesday, January 17 at home surrounded by her beloved family. She is predeceased by her husband of 51 years Hugh Herbert Leslie. She was a 1952 graduate of St. Francis High School and was the resident manager of the Colony Surf. She is survived by her children Cathy (Ron), Mary (Bill), Heather (Curtis), Laurie (David), Kimo (Melia), Michelle (Kala) and Michael, her 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Jeve and Georgi, brother's Roger, Brownie and Skipper. Celebration services will be held on Saturday, 2/11 at Holy Trinity Church on Kalanianaole Highway. Visitation: 9:00 am, service at 11:00 am. Aloha attire.

Yasuo Matsumura

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96, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Saturday, January 7, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Private services were held.
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Hisashi Matsuo

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96, of Honolulu passed peacefully on January 22, 2017. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. Retired Civil Engineer for the Federal Government. Survived by brother- in-law Stanley Nakamura; niece, Charlene Nakamura; nephew, Stacey Nakamura; Predeceased by sister Sawano (Betsy) Nakamura. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Samuel Seiji Matsuo

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78, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Visitation: 10 a.m.; Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
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Florence Leilani Mattos

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57, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Thursday, December 22, 2016. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at New Hope Oahu, Sand Island Access Rd., Honolulu.
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Mike Mitsuru Miyahara

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90, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Thursday, December 29, 2016. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. Private services held.
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Kiyoko “Asako” Motosue

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92, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Kailua on Saturday, January 21, 2017. She was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii. Private services held.
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Judy Leilani Young Muzio

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Judy Leilani Young MuzioLeilani passed away on January 22, 2017 at the Alameda Healthcare and Wellness Center in Alameda, California. She was the daughter of the late Thomas C Young and Julia Ng In. Leilani was born on July 28, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Leilani grew up in Nanakuli and attended Fern Elementary, Nanaikapono Elementary and St. Francis Convent High School, Class of 1959. She loved working for many years at the Naval Air Station Alameda Federal Credit Union where she became the Supervisor of the Loan Department. Leilani loved traveling to Europe, Japan and Portugal. In later years, she loved riding around the casinos in Reno and Las Vegas on her scooter. Leilani is survived by her husband Peter Muzio; brother: Alexander In; sisters: Alexis Onaona (Sam) Souza; and Betty Jane (Allan) Fisher. She was predeceased in death by her brother, Donald Young and sister, Haunani In Takamori. Visitation: 10 - 11:30 a.m., Eulogy 11:30 - 12 noon, with Mass noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Philomena Church at 3300 Ala Laulani St. in Salt Lake; followed by burial at 3 p.m. At Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Richard Yasutoyo Nagamine

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87, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Wailuku on Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born on Maui. Visitation: 9:00 am. - 12:00 pm.; Services: 11:00 am. on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui.
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Rosita Ramos Nishizawa

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81, of Kapaa, Kauai, died on February 01, 2017. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on February 23,1935. Private Services and burial to be held at Lihue Cemetery at a later date.
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