Archive for March 5th, 2017

Florence “Flo” Maeda

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75, of Honolulu passed peacefully surrounded by family. She is survived by son Scott (Melissa), daughters Bonnie Maeda - Mamac (Marshall) and Teri Ueatari (Clinton), grandchildren La'akea and Kamaile Maeda and Zoe Ueatari, brother Gary Ito, sisters Linda Ito and Darlene Ikegami. Service Sunday March 12, 2017 at 4 p.m. Visitation 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Private Inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Lawrence Yoshio Matsushima

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73, of Ma'ili, Hawaii, died in Ma'ili on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was born on Lana'i. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Mass: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Nanakuli. Scattering of ashes on Saturday, March 11 at the beach, across from the Ma'ili 76 station.
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Yolanda Lihaulani Mersberg

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48, of Waipahu, HI, died in Ewa on Monday, January 30, 2017. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Grace M. Morrow

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99, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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Carole Toshiko Nakano

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75, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. Private Services Held.
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Wallace Kiyoshi Nishihara

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74, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Monday, January 9, 2017. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. Private services held.
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David Earl Nutter

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84, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He was born in Shinnston, West Virginia. Private Services.
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HISAO ODA

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Age 88, of Aiea, HI, passed away Feb. 5, 2017 in Aiea. He was born May 20, 1928 in Puna, HI. Private services held.

KIKU OKAMURA

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Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 2, 2017 in Honolulu. Born December 23, 1929 in Koloa, Kauai, HI. She was a licensed practical nurse for the State of Hawaii Department of Health-Waimano Training School and Hospital. She is survived by sons, Gene G. (Emi) Okamura, Jon M. (Diana) Okamura; daughter, Lori K. (Joseph) Gaynor; brother, Ralph (Blossom) Nishime; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (March 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

RICHARD JUNICHI OKAMURA

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71, of Honolulu, passed away on February 3, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. He was a retired director of purchasing at Malolo Beverages & Supplies, Ltd. He is predeceased by his beloved daughter, Denise. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; son, Dean; sister, Jane (George) Kimura; nephew and nieces. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 5:00 pm; Service at 6:00 pm. No flowers. Casual attire.

Kevin Tomokazu Oshiro

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Kevin Tomokazu OshiroKevin Tomokazu Oshiro, 50, of Kaneohe. Beloved Husband and Dedicated Dad. Retired Honolulu Police Department Sergeant. Survived by wife, Marlisa; sons, Peyton and Braden; daughters, Nikelynn, Haley and Macy; Mother, Susan; Brothers, Steven and Reese; sisters, Lynndy (Eric) Bunda and Holly (Sean) Matsumoto; Numerous nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 11, 2017, Visitation: 10:00am; Service 12:00 noon at The Koolau Ballrooms Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Harold Solomon Pabre, Sr.

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Harold Solomon Pabre, Sr.Age 79, of Honolulu and formerly of Kona, Hawaii, passed away on January 27, 2017. He was born in Makawao, Maui. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Katherine Pabre of Honolulu. Five sons, James (Ashana) Kawainui, of Phoenix, Arizona, Dino (Lisa) Pabre of Kekaha, Kauai, Harold (Kai) Pabre, Jr. and Philip Alika Pabre of Honolulu, Wade (Mapuana) Pabre of Kealakekua, hanai son Manual Florino of Honaunau. Three daughters, Lynnette Cookie Pabre of Captain Cook, Laurie (Gabby) DeCasa of Kailua-Kona and Lisa Pabre of Honolulu. Brothers, Geno (Fel) Pabre of Kealakekua, Rudy Pabre of Kailua-Kona and Fortunato (Moana) Pabre of Hilo. 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and Aunt. He was an avid shoreline fisherman and retired cement mason with the Masons and Plasterers' Union Local 630. Services in Honolulu will be held at Moanalua Valley District Park Saturday, March 11, 2017. Visitation from 9a-11a, services at 11a with lunch to follow. Services in Kona will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Honaunau Rodeo Arena. Visitation 830a-1030a, service at 1030a with lunch to follow. Flowers are welcomed. Scattering of ashes will be on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Keei Beach.

Glenn Durland Paige

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Glenn Durland PaigeProfessor Glenn Durland Paige, 87, died peacefully at home in Honolulu on January 22, 2017. Glenn's wife of over 40 years, Glenda, was at his bedside. Born on June 28, 1929 in Brockton, MA to parents L. Norman and Rita Marshall Paige, 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), and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and the Right Livelihood Award. 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; 6 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, 2420 Halelaau Place in Palolo Valley. Visitation 10-11; service at 11 am. Aloha attire. Limited on-site parking; street parking available. 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.

Loretta Haruko Shimodoi

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85, of Mililani, HI, died in Aiea on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was born in Waianae, HI. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Esther Tsai Sugg

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Died peacefully at home in the company of her daughter on December 26, 2016 in Honolulu, at the age of 91. Her survivors include her daughter Sonia L. Sugg MD, son-in-law Joel Shilyansky MD, and grand- children Naomi and Jonathan Shilyansky, of Iowa City, IA. Born in a small village near Shantou, China to Tsai Li Gang and Lee Sok Tuan, she was one of 11 daughters and 7 sons. She attending Ginling College in Nanjing, China and graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle. Home was Honolulu for her last 43 years. She retired from the Hawaii State Department of Health as a Social Worker, and deeply enjoyed her work with clients at Kalaupapa. The family wishes to thank Kam- Hon and Po-Kwan Wong for their friendship and assistance over the years. Cremation took place at Nuuanu Memorial on December 28, 2016. A private scattering of the ashes at the waters off Ala Moana will be performed on March 14, 2017 with a reception from 4 to 6 pm at 1350 Ala Moana Blvd. All are welcome to attend. Donations may be made to Ka'Ohana O Kalaupapa, PO Box 1111, Kalaupapa, Hawaii 96742. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

TRINIDAD T. SULIVEN

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Age 97, of Waipahu, HI, passed away on February 14, 2017 in Honolulu. Born January 24, 1920 in Antique, Panay, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Matio "Jimmy" Suliven, Jr., Martin (Deb) Suliven, Philip Suliven, David (Melinda) Suliven; daughters, Shirley (Patrick) Louis, Norma Suliven, Yolanda Suliven, Diane (Michael Abiva) Suliven, Eleanor "Ellie" (Shawn) Suliven-Fonseca, Elizabeth (Terry) Suliven-Delgado, Christine (Mark Liddell) Suliven; brother, Domingo Tompong; sisters, Erlinda Matias, Feliza Conlu; 17 grandchildren; 33 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 8) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:15 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

TIFITIFI TAEFU

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Age 91, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 12, 2017 in Honolulu. Born November 5, 1925 in Western Samoa. He was a self employed carpenter. He is survived by sons, Avoa (Avoia) Tanuvasa, Lole Taefu, Eliapo Taefu; daughters, Peka Aniu, Losa (Tony) Taefu; brother, Avaava Taefu; sister, Falemai Timuia; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (March 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Marjorie Hisako Tanoue

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Marjorie Hisako TanoueMarjorie Hisako Tanoue passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on January 18, 2017. Mrs. Tanoue was born on December 22, 1921 in Paia, Maui, the youngest child of Katsusaburo and Saju Takishita, who emigrated from Kumamoto, Japan. She graduated from Old Maui High School and the University of Hawaii, and then worked as a teacher in Hana, Maui before pursuing graduate studies in social work at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She moved to Chicago to work at the Hull House, and while there, met and married Roy Tanoue, who was finishing his medical training at the University of Chicago. In 1950, Dr. and Mrs. Tanoue returned to Honolulu, where Dr. Tanoue established his surgical practice. Mrs. Tanoue served for over four decades on the Hawaii Youth Symphony Board and the Kuakini Hospital Auxiliary. She believed in music as an essential part of education, and supported music programs at Hanahau`oli, Punahou, and `Iolani Schools. Mrs. Tanoue often said how blessed she was in life. She enjoyed strong and lasting friendships, some dating back to her childhood in Paia. She loved to learn about Japanese culture, and loved to travel just about anywhere, though especially to Japan. She taught her children to be independent, to be respectful of tradition, and above all to value and cherish family, gifts that will endure over generations. Mrs. Tanoue was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Roy Tanoue. She is survived by her children, Dr. Ross Tanoue (Dr. Joyce Nakamura Tanoue), Donna Tanoue (Kirk Caldwell), Dr. Lynn Tanoue (Dr. Lawrence Young), and Wendy Kodama (Dennis Kodama), and grandchildren, Ryan Tanoue (Candace), Dr. Michael Tanoue (Dr. Stephanie), Maya Caldwell, Robert, Marissa and Grant Young, and Nate and Mie Kodama. A private memorial service was held. In lieu of gifts, the family requests that contributions to the Hawaii Youth Symphony be considered. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Barbara Beth Tateishi

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70, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Aiea on Sunday, February 26, 2017. She was born in McMinnville, Oregon. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, West Chapel.
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Gladys Emily Hauanio Toko

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83, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, died in Kamuela on Friday, February 10, 2017. She was born in Waipio Valley. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Family Residence, 48-5459 Kukuihaele Rd., Kukuihaele, 96727. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery.
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Chester K.C. Tom

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91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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Evelia Pineda Torres

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61, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was born in Mexico. Private Services.
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Robert Carl “Bob” Werle

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83, of Livingston, Montana, died in Livingston, Montana on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was born in Livingston, Montana. Private Services.
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John Hiroshi Yamamoto

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John Hiroshi YamamotoThe late John Hiroshi Yamamoto, 76, passed away peacefully at his Kaneohe home on February 14, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. John was the beloved husband of Cheri Yamamoto; father to Jeanne-Marie Coloma (Keone), Tamiko Broms (Robert Morgan), Julianne King (Don), Kimiko Yamamoto and Corrina Yamamoto; grandfather to Rhema, Zoe and Zechariah Sabate, Elijah and Ethan Broms, Aukai, Dane (Northon) and Beau King and Jazmyn Waialae. John was born in Tokyo, Japan on June 10, 1940 and moved to the United States in 1955. He was the son of Judy and Thomas Hiraaki Yamamoto. He was the brother to Roger Yamamoto (Cathy) and the late Janet Yamamoto Ziegler. John was a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic High School, earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Manhattan College and his MBA at St. John's University in New York. He moved to Massachusetts after college and in 1980, he moved to Hawaii with his family. He was a registered professional engineer with a RME Contractor's License and a licensed Real Estate Broker. For over 40 years, John had a successful career in the real estate, engineering and construction industries. He received several accolades: a nomination by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year, received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pacific Edge Magazine and honored with a Merit Award by the City and County of Honolulu. Under his leadership, his company, PEMCO, Ltd., has been named one of Hawaii's Top 250 Companies and Most Charitable Companies by Hawaii Business News and given recognition from DiversityBusiness.com, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. In 1984, John founded PEMCO, Ltd., an environmental engineering firm. As the Chairman of the Board, his leadership established PEMCO Ltd. as a preferred partner in various disciplines of private and government contracting. Some of his notable multi-million-dollar engineering and construction management projects are the renovation of the Ala Moana Hotel, the development of Ko'olau Golf Course and servicing of federal buildings such as the warehouses at Shafter Flats and the Child Development Center on Schofield Barracks. In the late 1990s, John steered the evolution of PEMCO Ltd. into services to address real estate market shifts which served as a growth catalyst for the future. Since then, PEMCO Ltd. maintains offices in Hawaii, California, Colorado and Georgia and has managed multiple contracts for the US. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), contracts with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Defense (DOD). PEMCO Ltd. expanded by opening a full service real estate sales division, PEMCO Realty. Through his dedication and devotion, PEMCO Ltd. has remained steadfast in their vision to lead the real estate industry in marketing, management and sales for private clients and government agencies. Wake service will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial. Funeral service to be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Valley of the Temples.

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