Archive for February 26th, 2017

Rodrigo Delos Santos Agustin

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62, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on Saturday, January 14, 2017. He was born in Cordon, Isabela, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Services: 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Rodolfo Hilario Agustin

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77, of Puhi, Kaua`i, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on February 17, 2017. He was born on July 15, 1939 in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. Visitation/viewing: 8:00-9:30 a.m.; Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 04, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Kaua`i Memorial Gardens.
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Lolita “Loling” Rafanan Ancheta

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79, of Waialua, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Irene Yoshiko Arakaki

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74, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Monday, January 30, 2017. She was born in Kamaee Mauka, Hawaii. Visitation: 4:00 p.m.; Services: 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo.
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Edmund “Greg” Frederick Leialoha Awai

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75, of Wailuku, Hawaii, died at his home on February 20, 2017. He was born on June 23, 1941 in Paia, Maui. Private family services to be held at a later date.
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Victor Bantilan, Jr.

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58, of Paia, Maui, died in Wailuku on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was born in Maui. Visitation: 9:00a.m.; Services: 11:00a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Burial: 2:00p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
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Juliana Caparida Caneda

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88, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was born in Kahuku. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua.
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Wilbert “Sonny” Castro

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Wilbert Wilbert Castro aka "Sonny" by friends and family, 84, passed away on February 1, 2017 at home in Kailua, Hawaii. He was a 3rd generation Kamaaina and the youngest son of Manuel and Gussie Castro. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he became a lagger and pipefitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He worked his way up to a leadership role and retired as a Foreman for Shop 56. Always one not to keep still, he eventually retired as a plumber from the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. Sonny is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Winona Sai Lin Castro, children Wilbert Castro Jr. (Pixie), Wayne Castro (Suzanne), Wanette Feguis (Ray), Wendell Castro (Katherine), Warren Castro, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Visitation 9:30 am & Service 10:30 am at Borthwick Mortuary - Makai Chapel on Friday, March 3, 2017. Burial at 1:00 pm at Hawaii Memorial Veteran's Cemetery.

FLORENCE MEW CHUN WONG CHEE

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FLORENCE MEW CHUN WONG CHEEFlorence Mew Chun Wong Chee, 93, born in Hanalei, Kauai on October 8, 1923, the seventh child born to Kam Wong and Ngee Yee Say Wong passed away on January 20, 2017. Moving to Honolulu in 1934, settling in Kalihi, she graduated from Farrington High School. She met Benjamin Chee and they were married on March 20, 1948 at the Church of the Crossroads. Retiring from the FAA in 1980 she enjoyed a long retirement life, with the last few years at the Hawaii Kai Retirement Community. Crafts, pottery, sewing, knitting, and crocheting were her passion. Known for her wreaths made from dry local flora, she participated in many craft fairs. Travel was also prominent as she visited cities from coast to coast plus China, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Los Angeles, San Francisco and of course, Las Vegas were her favorite destinations. She was a member of the Waiokeola Congregational Church and See Dai Doo and Duck Doo Societies. Florence is survived by sons Randall and Byron (Kathryn) of Los Angeles; daughter Rhonda (Pierre) Atlan of Las Vegas; granddaughter Jordan; sister Clara Wong Yee of Los Angeles, and many loving nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held on March 1st, at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Visitation 10 am, Service at 11:30 am, burial to follow. Casual attire, leis welcomed.

Thomas John Dedona

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Thomas John Dedona71, of Kaneohe, died on February 15, 2017 in Kaneohe. Born in Brooklyn, NY. He was a retired construction business owner. He is survived by his wife, Tasha S. Dedona; children, Natalie Dedona, Thomas Dedona, Michael Dedona and Jason Dedona; brother, Michael Dedona and sisters, Amelia Gazzola and Mary Trueman. Memorial service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary Chapel, 1150 Kikowaena St. Honolulu, HI 96819. Visitation 9:00 AM. Service 10:00 AM. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

PAGE RICHARDSON DWIGHT

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PAGE RICHARDSON DWIGHTPage Richardson Dwight was born in Easton, Maryland on April 10, 1928 and passed away on January 23, 2017 in Honolulu in the presence of loving family. Her celebration of life will be held at One Kalakaua, 1314 Kalakaua Avenue, in the Multi-Purpose room, at 2:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017. She is survived by her sister Jodie, her children, Susan, Ellen C.B., Jodie and Gail, 8 grand- children, 5 great-grandchildren, and a niece and nephews. Mrs. Dwight graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College, moved to Hawai’i in 1952 after marrying Charles B. Dwight III, and obtained her teaching credential and studied accounting at University of Hawai’i. She taught at Kailua and Castle High Schools, and worked for Aikane Tax Services at Bank of Hawai’i. She was active with the Kailua Jaycees, the Windward Hospital, now known as Castle Medical Center, the LaniKailua Outdoor Circle, the Amateur Athletic Union, and for years was involved with water sports, including swimming, diving and water polo. She was the Vice President of Hawaiian Association U.S. Water Polo and Regional Chair, and was the National Chair of both the Registration Committee and National Nominating Committee for U.S. Water Polo. More recently she was involved with the board and the food committee at One Kalakaua. She enjoyed camping and hiking on the various Hawaiian Islands, and enjoyed international travel, duplicate bridge and spending time with her family. Her intelligence, quick wit and well-developed sense of humor kept those around her on their toes and smiling. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Institute for Human Services or the “Charles B. Dwight III ’43” endowed fund at Punahou School.

Grace L. Eskaran

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78, of Lanai City, died in Lanai City on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. She was born in Lanai City. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., service 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at I.L.W.U. Hall, Lanai City. Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 at Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai City. Burial: to follow service at Lanai Cemetery.
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LAWRENCE “LARRY” TERUMASA FUKUNAGA

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LAWRENCE 87, of Honolulu passed away on February 10, 2017 in Honolulu, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was born on June 26, 1929, in Honolulu. He was the man behind "The Ebb Tides." Founder, Entertainment Director, owner and musician. The Ebb Tides were a mainstay from Kahala to Waikiki hotels from the 1960's to the 2010's. Many local entertainers have walked through the portals of the Ebb Tides, the likes of Gabe & Norman Baltazar, Betty Lou Taylor, George & Noel Okimoto, Benny Saks, Arthur Lyman, Ethel Azama, Billy Hew-Len, Byron Yasui, Paul Mark, Bruce Hamada, Ben Vegas, Carol Kai, Melveen Leed, Ed Kenney, and Tomo Fukui, who was a fellow musician and partner at Metro Music Studio. Several of Hawaii's local sumo celebrities such as Jesse "Takamiyama" Kuhaulua, Saleva`a "Konishiki" Atisanoe and Chad "Akebono" Rowan always called Larry to have the Ebb Tides entertain at their gatherings. Larry also was an active musician at Diamond Head Theatre, Flower Drum Song, and other shows; backed up many stars when they performed in Honolulu - Glenn Campbell, Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Andy Williams, Liza Minelli, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Miyoshi Umeki, and many more. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Peter Moon in 2008 by the Music Foundation of Hawaii; nominated for Senior Volunteer Award 2007. He was mentored by Dr. Arthur Harvey, and served on the Board of Sounding Joy Music Therapy. In recent years, he has been teaching seniors ukulele and was passionate about his Music Therapy Ministry, a legacy left him by Dr. Harvey, and every weekend entertained with other Ebb Tides members at retirement and nursing homes around Oahu. He is survived by his wife, Amy; son, John; daughters, Clairelane (Bernard) Yoshioka; Lawrie (Susumu) Ikeda; Janice (Kevin) Kekoa; Kris McMahon; Tammy (Frank Jr.) Fasi; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and his sister, Jean Kimata. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Service: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha Attire.

Madeline Furtado Funes

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91, of Makawao, Maui, died in Makawao on Monday, February 13, 2017. She was born in Kula, Maui. Visitation: 9:00-11:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery.
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CAROLYN “CAROL” JULIET GALDEIRA

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Age 73, of Mililani, HI, passed away Jan. 18, 2017 in Waipahu. She was born Aug. 13, 1943 in Kahuku. Retired president at Finance Insurance for 11 years. She is survived by children, Lisa (Embo) Kahoano, Robert (Carol) Davis, Ken (Tracey) Davis, Raymond Pae (Sandra) Galdeira Jr., Guy K. (Christie) Galdeira, Gabriella K. (Troy) Andrade, Rayana K. (Keli'i) Lum, Odette (Vince) Generalao, Lumond Kimo (Leann) Galdeira; brothers, Joseph (Ann) Cadina III, Dwayne (Carol) Cadina, Donald (Vanessa) Cadina; 27 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Mar. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Marc Phillip Grabinsky

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67, of Lihue, died on February 17, 2017 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 30, 1949 in California. Private family service was held.
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MARIA EVANGELINE GROSSKOPF

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MARIA EVANGELINE GROSSKOPFAge 76, passed away on January 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. She was born on January 18, 1941, in Pahala, Hawai'i. Maria is survived by her husband, Merle; daughter, Zandra "Dee Dee" (Nathan) Augustiro; grand- sons, Zachary (Shanelle), Zaine, and Zarin; great-grandchildren, Zayden "Kahiau", Mahtai, and Isabella "Kamalei"; brother, Vicente "Shorty" (Shirley) Motas, Jr.; and nieces and nephews. "Celebration of Life" at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel on Friday, March 10, 2017. Visitation, 9 a.m.; Service, 10 a.m. [Burial, 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery]

JAMES ALVIN HALEY

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Age 76, of Kailua, died Jan. 28, 2017, in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu and survived by wife, Pamela; sons Matthew (Amanda), and Mark Haley; and two grand- children. He was a retired Commander of the US Coast Guard Reserve; Sears store and logistics manager; DOE science teacher. He was active in the CG Auxiliary; Iliahi Foundation, and a counselor for SCORE Hawaii. Visitation 2 p.m., Saturday March 4, Thurston Memorial Chapel at Punahou School 1601 Punahou Street. Service 3:00 pm. Refreshments to follow. Aloha attire. Lei welcome, no floral arrangements please.

Myrna Laguitan Hipolito

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65, of Pearl City, HI, died in Honolulu on Friday, January 27, 2017. She was born in San Pedro, Buhi, Camarines Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City.
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LULA MAE HUNTER

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Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away Feb. 14, 2017 in Aiea. She was born Oct. 1, 1929 in Belfast, Russell County, VA. She was survived by husband, Harold Culp Hunter I; daughters, Joyce Wayne Potter, Janice Sherrie (Michael) Baldwin; sisters, Pearline Murray, and Pauline Eskut. Funeral services will be held in Knoxville, VA.

Elsie Asako Ige

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91, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on Sunday, February 12, 2017. She was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary Kahului. Burial: 10:30a.m. on Saturday, March 4 at Maui Memorial Park.
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Helen Sueko Ikehara

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Helen Sueko Ikehara98, of Kaneohe, passed away February 5, 2017. Born in Kurtistown, Hawaii on October 17, 1918. Helen was a retired seamstress and supervisor for Malia Fashions. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Ikehara, and daughter, Ellen Awa. She is survived by son, James Shoji (Pearl) Ikehara; son-in- law, Joseph Awa; 8 grand- children and 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday March 5, 2017 at Valley of the Temples Memorial Chapel. Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Family requests no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Wilma Chikako Ikezawa

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Wilma Chikako IkezawaAge 91, passed away on February 14, 2017. Wilma was born in Honolulu and was a retired teacher. Predeceased by her husband Andrew and son Willand. Survived by her daughters Andree (Elliot-deceased) Fallas, Wendy (Stephen) Kohashi and Annelle (Neil) Ishida; daughter- in-law Marilyn Ikezawa; 7 grand- children and 2 great-grand- children; sister Irene Naka. She will be remembered for her zest for life and good humor. Visitation 4 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral in Honolulu, service 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

MELVYN HARUICHI ISHIKAWA

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Age 90, of Aiea, HI, passed away January 14, 2017 in Pearl City. Born April 13, 1926 in Wahiawa, HI. Retired teacher and counselor. He is survived by sons, Samuel (Margaret) Ishikawa, David (Lynn) Ishikawa; daughters, Ruth (Robert) Montgomery, Priscilla (Clayton) Arakawa; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (March 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Henry Polohau Kahula, Jr.

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75, of Paia, Maui, died in Paia on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was born in Hana. Visitation: 9:00am-11:00am; Services: 11:00am on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Paia Hawaiian Protestant Church. on Monday, February 27 at Paia Hawaiian Protestant Church. Burial: 1:00pm on Monday, February 27 at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
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Ruth Puanani Wedemeyer Kam

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90, of Kaneohe, joined her husband on February 5, 2017. Born on July 10, 1926 in Hilo, she was a retiree of Kaneohe MCAS. Ruth is survived by son Thomas Kam Jr and daughter Debby Chang (Harry), 3 grandchildren Keith (Lee), Kapono and Kau'i Tica (Jarrod), 4 great grand- children Kalani, Nihi, Kahiau, Aulii and 2 great great-grand- daughters Allison and Anastasia. She is survived by brother Kenneth Wedemeyer (Valdean) and sisters Winona Gaison, Bridget Iseke (Whitney) and Myrna Arakaki (Robert). She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years Thomas K W Kam, parents William and Ruth Wedemeyer, brothers Herman, Earl and Charles and sister Jewel Wright Todd. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 1, at Borthwick's Maunakea Chapel from 9-10 followed by services. Burial to follow at 1 pm at Hawaiian Memorial.

Harry Hai Cho Kanekoa

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Harry Hai Cho Kanekoa95, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on February 15, 2017. He was born in Hana, Maui and was formerly employed by Pearl Harbor. Harry is predeceased by his wife, KamFong Lee Kanekoa; sons, Harrison Kanekoa and Hervey Kanekoa; daughters, Claudia Momi Sugai and Kimberlyn Herbert; sisters, Josephine Bird, Edith Kanekoa; 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on March 7, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary-Maunakea Chapel. Visitation will be at 10am. Burial will be held 2pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at 2pm. Aloha attire suggested.

Moses K. Kauhaahaa

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Moses K. Kauha`aha`a 85, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary.
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Melvin “Big Mel” Lani Kauwalu, Sr.

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74, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, died in Haleiwa on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2 at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Kenneth

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Jitsuei Takamiya 100, of Wailuku, Maui, died at his home in Wailuku on January 28, 2017.He was born on May 5, 1916 in Waihee, Maui. Private family services were held.
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