Archive for March 4th, 2017

BETSY KAZUE AOKI

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Age 91, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 14, 2017 in Wahiawa. She was born August 29, 1925 in Hawi, North Kohala, HI. She is preceded in death by husband, Tsutomu Aoki. She is survived by sons, Gary (Martha) Aoki, Reid Aoki, Ross (Kyong) Aoki, Russell (Irene) Aoki; brother, George (Sarah) Kadoyama; sister, Nancy Matsumoto; grandchildren, Shawn, Aaron and Kelly. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. No flowers or monetary gifts, please.

Buena Palencia Aquino

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97, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Theresa Ann Castro

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62, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was born in San Bernadino, California. Visitation: 8:00a.m.; Services: 9:00a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at New Hope, Sand Island.
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Donald Hiroki Chijimatsu

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84, of Orange, California, died in Orange, California on Monday, January 30, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 9:30a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Diamond Head Mortuary, Chapel. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Fred Soto Cruce

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75, of Ewa Beach, HI, died in Ewa Beach on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was born in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m.; on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Howard A. Engh

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Howard A. EnghJune 7, 1920 - February 27, 2017 Howard A. Engh, 96, born June 7, 1920 in Chicago, IL died February 27, 2017 in Gig Harbor, WA. He was a dedicated family man; he had great strength of character and witty sense of humor. Howard enlisted in June of 1942 and was a Marine Veteran of WWII, serving 4 years in the Pacific Islands. After leaving the service he worked as a Mechanical Engineer and ultimately retired from the Department of Defense in 1989. Howard is survived by his wife Elaine; they were married 68 years. He is also survived by his children, Jeannette (Patrick) Vasicek, Michael Engh, Carolyn Read, and Mary (David) Balmer; 12 grandchildren, Joseph Vasicek, Teresa Reyes, John Paul Vasicek, Charlie Vasicek, Matthew Vasicek, Andrew Vasicek, Nicholas Vasicek, Christopher Read, Christina Olsen, Caryn Read, Jacob Balmer, and Michael Balmer; as well as 5 great-grandchildren, Desmond Vasicek, Molly Vasicek, Damien Reyes, Elena Reyes and one-on-the-way; and a niece Sharon Maday and her son, Matthew. He was preceded in death by a son, John and brothers, John and Edgar Engh. Funeral Mass will be celebrated with Military Honors on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11:00 am St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Gig Harbor. Entombment will be at Calvary Cloisters. Please leave online condolences at www.gaffneycares.com. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.

Clifford Fernandez

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71, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Friday, February 17, 2017. He was born in Papaikou. No Services at this time.
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Neil Perry Aldana Gibbs

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24, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on Saturday, January 7, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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MARY ANNIE ING

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Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed Jan. 28, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born Oct. 14, 1930 in Aiea. She is survived by sons, Dennis (Priscilla "Pearl") Ing, Paul (Virginia "Pinky") Ing, Joey Ing; daughters, Melody (Deviron "Dev") Nizam, Francine (Pete) Martinez; brothers, David Rodrigues, Danny Hernandez, Sr.; 29 grandchildren, 52 great- grandchildren and 15 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Mar. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Family program 9:45 a.m. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Juan Vincent Jamora

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92, of Waialua, Hawaii, died in Waialua on Thursday, January 19, 2017. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 10:00a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Emmaline L. Jardine

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84, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Monday, February 13, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services
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Elenora Kalilikane

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78, of Kapolei, Hawaii, died in Aiea on Saturday, January 21, 2017. She was born in Hana, Maui. Visitation: 9:30a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 13 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Fay Kinuko Manabe

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75, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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YOLANDA LIHAULANI MERSBERG

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Age 48, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 30, 2017 in Ewa. Born September 30, 1968 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Dezane (Sharell) Ward, Kaimoku Micah Nakoa Kelii, Kanoa Kawika Kelii, Kala'i Kanile'a Dakoda Kelii; 3 granddaughters; father, William Beaman; brother, William Arthur Manini-Beaman. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (March 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

Gracine Yoshie Nakamoto

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94, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 30, 2017. She was a retired account clerk at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She is survived by her sister Violet Tomoyasu; sons Craig (Betty Sato) and Dean (Mary Fong), and three grandchildren (Tani, Alex and Brayden Nakamoto). Visitation 4pm at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Services will be held at 5:00pm. Aloha attire. No flowers/ monetary gifts. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Jimmy Max Parker

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75, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Private Services.
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Remedia

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Simon Battulayan 88, of Lihue, Kaua`i, died at her home on February 22, 2017. She was born on January 25, 1929 in Marco Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Borthwick Kaua`i Mortuary, Koloa. Services: 8:00 -11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Burial to follow.
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Barbara Jeanne Wells Robinson

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Barbara Jeanne Wells Robinson, born on April 28th, 1927 in Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully on January 16th, 2017. Attending the University of Missouri, she met Ray Morris Robinson Jr. and they wed in 1951. A member of the Pi Beta Society, the D.A.R. and the Junior League of Kansas City, MO, Barbara lent her many talents and grace to others throughout her varied residences. With her husband, Ray, she lived in Pensacola, FL, Nashville, TN, San Francisco, CA, New York, Honolulu, HI, Alexandria, VA and in Italy. Barbara served as Vice President of Robinson and Associates and was the Founding President and Chairman of the Chemical Awareness program in Nashville (operation C.A.N) and co-founded the Family Program at Nashville's first treatment center for chemical dependency, Cumberland Heights Treatment Center. Eventually moving to the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, Barbara and Ray became active in civic and religious Organizations and were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Barbara, known to most as Bee, was known as a selfless, giving person. Her grace, her style, her example will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends and family are gathering to bid Barbara Aloha 'oe on March 7th at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl at 10:00 AM.

John Michael Scott

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John Michael ScottJohn Michael Scott of Ellensburg, Washington died suddenly at his home on February 8, 2017. He was born on February 26, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii to John H. Scott and Constance L. Scott. Following his idyllic childhood, he began his travels to a number of locations throughout the country. First he went to Maine as a teenager, then off to California for community college. After a couple years, he returned to Hawaii and worked as a stevedore and attended the University of Hawaii. During his time in Hawaii, Michael worked as a roofer, head of security at night clubs in Honolulu, before starting his own gym with his very dear friend Gary Watanabe. The legendary Power Pit gym opened in November 1978 and closed in 1989. Through the years at the Power Pit, Michael and Gary created something very special. They had such a variety of people, all with different reasons for joining the gym, but with the philosophy that they all belonged. Michael often referred to the Power Pit as being a true Ohana. The iron game was always a large part of Michael's life, whether he was participating himself or serving as a coach or mentor in Olympic lifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, or strength sports. Michael was fortunate to begin his weightlifting career under the three time Olympic medalist, Tommy Kono. One of Michael's trademarks throughout the years was his long beautiful blonde hair. He use to love telling the story of Arnold Schwarzenegger telling him "Michael, you should have been Conan" for the movie Conan the Barbarian. After spending most of his life in Hawaii, Michael moved back to Maine in 1995 and became a landscaper. He truly loved the demands of physical labor and working outdoors. Looking for a new adventure in 2006, Michael moved to Ellensburg, WA with his beloved wife, Kristy. They built a home and became happy members of their new community. Michael worked for Kittitas County for the last 10 years for the noxious weed control board. He thoroughly enjoyed his work and his coworkers; retirement was not in his immediate plans. Michael felt his work and activity kept him young, both physically and mentally. He was frequently complimented on his youthful appearance. Michael, also known as Mike, Mickey and even "Iron Mike" from his days as a powerlifter, made many good friends wherever he went. He lived life with enthusiasm and had a tremendous heart. Michael was passionate about so many things in life, whether drag racing or any other sport for that matter, current world news, music, fine dining; he found a way to connect with everyone he came in contact with. He was a great conversationalist and was genuinely kind, caring, and compassionate. Michael attracted people with his infectious personality, big smile, and sparkle in his eyes. His aloha spirit shined brightly no matter where he traveled. In addition to his devoted wife, Kristy, he leaves his sisters Susan and Gretchen, his brother Geff, his stepmother Margaret Armstrong and Deanna Nollette-Diaz whom he long thought of as his dear daughter. Michael cherished the friends he made throughout his life and he was loved by so many of them. He will be deeply missed yet his legacy will live on in all those he touched. There will be a celebration of life for Michael on Saturday, March 11th at the Outrigger Canoe Club (2909 Kalakaua Ave) from 11 AM to 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nature Conservancy in memory of Michael. Please come to share your fond memories. Feel free to bring along your favorite picture to contribute to a memorial board.

LORETTA HARUKO SHIMODOI

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Age 85, of Mililani, HI, passed away January 10, 2017 in Aiea. Born March 31, 1931 in Waianae, HI. She is survived by sons, Randal H. Shimodoi, Alton J. (Lynda) Shimodoi; sisters, Helen Fujimoto, Alice Arakaki, Linda (Alan) Wagatsuma; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Trinidad T. Suliven

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97, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was born in Antique, Panay, Philippines. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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