Archive for March 12th, 2017

Philip Ah Yeong Akiona Jr.

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82, of Puko'o Moloka'i. Passed peacefully on March 7 at home surrounded by family. Born Jan. 27, 1935 Kamalo, Moloka'i. He is survived by his wife Jeanette; daughters Zelie Duvauchelle (Lucia), Shona Mae Pineda (Eduardo), Daryl Lynn Tavares (Jeff); sons Clinton and Curtis Akiona; brothers Gordon & Lawrence Akiona; sisters Verna Sorensen, Barbara Ballao (George); 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Services 8:30am Sat. March 18 at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Church Kalua'aha Moloka'i. Burial to follow at Saint Joseph Church Kamalo.

Demetria Edrosolan Badua

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91, of Kapolei, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on Monday, February 13, 2017. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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Engracio S. “Ashong” “Snooky” Bailon

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87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born in Aiea. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17 at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Valiente M Bumanglag

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88, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Friday, March 3, 2017. He was born in San Nicolas, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 pm; Services: 6:30 pm on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Burial: 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 14 at Valley of the Temples.
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Gregory Kazuto Cha

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Gregory Kazuto ChaPassed away peacefully on the morning of February 24, 2017 in Honolulu Hawaii. He was born on February 11, 1961. He is survived by his wife Seiko K. Cha, son Cody T. Cha, mother Lei Uyemura Cha, brother David Y. Cha, sister Dina Gail K. Cha (Michael Young) and a niece and two nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Walter "Chummy" Cha and his beloved grandparents Charles and Ellen Uyemura and Hong and Maggie Cha Greg is a graduate of Iolani School class of 1979 and the University of Portland. He worked for Finance Factors, Fidelity National Title and Honolulu Home Loans. He was an avid golfer and participated and chaired in many golf tournaments. Services will be held on Sunday March 19, 2017 at St. Alban's Chapel, Iolani School. Visitation is at 1 pm and Celebration of Life service at 2 pm. Aloha attire. No flowers please. Reception to follow at the Student Center. Parking available in the school parking center. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Lillian Wong Chin

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104, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, March 3, 2017. She was born in China. Private services.
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LOIS CHINN

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LOIS CHINN89, of Honolulu passed away on Jan. 9, 2017. Born in Long Beach, CA May 26, 1927. Former member of the Fukushima Bon Dance Club. She is survived by daughters Kami Lizares, Debi Carbacio, Stephanie Barrett, six grandchildren and her sister Joan Juhasz of Garden Grove, CA. Lois loved Waikiki and Kailua beach. She will be remembered for her zest for life and her sense of humor. Celebration of life on Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm at Central Union Church Women's Building. 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu. Casual attire. Please send correspondence to Kami Lizares 812 Ilaniwai Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 or KCL96822@gmail.com. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

KEVIN CURRIE

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KEVIN CURRIEDolphin Pool & Spa 65, passed Feb. 19, 2017. Survived by wife, Donna; children Tamura, Tyson, and Tara; father & mother, James & Mary Currie; sister Tracy; brother Steven (D); and 9 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 pm on March 20, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, memorial service at 6:30 pm.

Van G. DeCosta

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55, of Hanapepe, Kaua`i, died on February 06, 2017 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 16, 1961 in Waimea, Kaua`i. Private Services were held.
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Rose Candido Fernandez

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95, of Kahului, Maui, died in Kahului on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was born on Maui. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at the Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.
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Johanna Frigillana

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68, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Sunday, February 19, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Friday, March 17 at Inspire Church, Mililani.
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Wailea Mabel Gonsalves

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20, of Lihue, Kaua`i, died on February 25, 2017 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 06, 1996 in Lihue, Kaua`i. Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall.
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Toshio “Lefty” “Pop” Goya

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83 of Kaneohe, passed away on 2/11/17. He was a carpenter. Survived by wife, Blanche; son, Scott; grandson, Diesel; brother, Kazuo and numerous nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life on Saturday (3/18/17) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation 3:30 PM; services 4:30 PM. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

George Patrick Greer

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62, of Aiea, HI, died in Aiea on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was born in Corona, CA. Private services.
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AKIKO “PATSY” HAMADA

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Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 30, 2016 in Aiea. Born October 19, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughters, Lauren (Jon) Kitabayashi, Karen Hamada, Lynda (Kirk) Hamada- Horita; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

Raymond Yoshio Handa

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95, of Honolulu, passed away on February 1, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he retired from the U.S. Government at Fort Shafter. He was a member of Company G, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; daughter, Lynette (Jerry) Nishimura; three grand- children and five great-grand- children. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

John Hellinger

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58, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was born in California. Scattering of ashes to be done at a later date.
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Alberetta Pualeilani “Pua” Higa

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Alberetta Pualeilani Age 76, died on 2/18/17 at her home in Waimanalo. Pua was born in Honolulu to Albert and Henrietta Carter. She was a retired Navy Exchange warehouse supervisor. Survived by husband, Reynolds Kenji Higa; daughter, Reynette Pi'ilani Higa; sons, Reynolds Kaui (Margaret) Higa and Albert Kalei (Lourdes) Higa of Apple Valley, CA; brothers, Robert "Bobby" Carter and Creighton "Joe" (Ivy) Carter of Medford, OR; sister, Michele "Mapu" Carter; grandchildren, Ramsey Higa, Allison Higa-Howerton (Kelly Howerton), Jasmine Higa and Bethany Higa; nieces and nephews. Pua will be remembered for her pleasant smile and friendliness to everyone that she encountered. Visitation: 10:15 am; Services: 11:15 am on Tuesday, 3/21/17 at Diamond Head Mortuary; 2:00 pm burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Henry “Hank” Takashi Iida

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Henry Henry "Hank" Takashi Iida, 82, of Kaneohe, passed away on February 11, 2017. He was born in Ka'a'awa, Oahu, to parents Tomitaro and Shizuyo Iida. Hank graduated from Castle High School and attended Purdue University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to Lehigh University to obtain his Masters degree then completed his education at USC earning his PhD in Aerospace Engineering while working full time. He started his career at Convair Astronautics in San Diego, CA, working as a Thermodynamics Engineer on the Atlas Missile and Atlas-Centaur projects. His unassuming demeanor belies the fact that he also worked on the Apollo 11's "Man on the Moon" project for Rockwell International, formerly known as North American Aviation in Downey, CA. There he headed the "heat transfer" section when he was only 27 years old. He later worked on the early stages of the space shuttle project before returning home to Hawaii. Until his passing, Hank was President of T. Iida Contracting, Ltd. where he strived to continue his father's legacy of honesty and integrity in business as well as giving back to the community. Hence, T. Iida Contracting was recently awarded the Outstanding Union Builders of the Year award. Hank was a trustee for the Hawaii Carpenters Health and Welfare Trust Fund since 1977 where he was respected by his peers for solid and diligent leadership. He was an advocate for construction workers, their families and what the benefit plan served. Hank left an indelible mark in the Windward community. Quiet and "low keyed", he had a profound impact in providing opportunities for others through the various charitable organizations he was involved in. He served as the volunteer President of the Minami Community Foundation for the past 20+ years. The foundation directs critical funding to support area clubs, organizations, schools and individuals. They impact environmental needs and initiatives, public recreation and education at all levels in the Kaneohe Bay/96744 area - his home town. A long time leader with the Castle High School Alumni Association, he will be especially remembered for his tireless efforts in providing tremendous support for Castle High School. In 2010 he was one of six graduates honored by Castle High School for his contributions to the school as well as his accomplishments within the community, state and nation. Hank was a revered active member of the Kaneohe Rotary Club since 1975. He was once awarded the "Quiet Rotarian" award for his many years of "quiet" generosity and contributions to the club. Hank was also a member of the Kaneohe Business Group for many years. Hank was involved in many other independent community projects. Most notably, he spearheaded the 1997 H3 Run/Ho'olaulea fundraiser before the opening of the H3 freeway and tunnel. He recently published a 2nd edition book chronicling a historical perspective of Japanese in Kaneohe of which the donations go to Castle High School. In 2009, he was honored at a Ko'olaupoko Hawaiian Civic club banquet for his contributions to the Hawaiian community. He was a man of many talents and interests. In his youth, he was known to be a strong swimmer. He was a self-taught ukulele player. He loved to pen cheerful "hapa haole" songs and wrote 13 songs for the musical group Hawaii Loa. As an avid musical buff, he loved jazz, chamber, country, classical, pop, and Broadway musicals. He had a passion for the performing arts and shared this with his friends and family. For the last 20 years he made an annual 6 day trip to NYC and would see 9-11 performances each trip. He loved museums. He loved paintings, especially by Jean Miro. He was known for his love of koa and other woods, and he helped design some of the koa pieces that he loved to share with family and friends. He loved to travel and especially enjoyed his annual trips to Japan. He was an avid sports fan. You could always find him parked on the couch on a Sunday afternoon watching a sports game. Those who knew him describe him as kind, generous, humble and amazing, although these words do no justice to describe this "One-of-a-Kind" man. He was cultured, strong-willed, and very hard working. He was known to be very generous with his strong opinions. As a visionary, he was community-oriented. Children and animals, with instinct for kindness, gravitated towards him. In his quiet and unassuming manner, Hank touched countless lives, family and friends. Being the remarkable and unique person that he was, Hank will be sorely missed. Survived by wife, Patricia (Uehara) Iida; daughters: Kim Ringler (David "Bino"), Chanda Kuriyama (John), Michelle Garlock (Keith), 6 grandchildren, sisters: Grace Kumabe, Florence Fanning (Harry), Thelma Kimura (Shuzo); brothers: Charles (Winifred), Alvin (Mary Lou), Hamilton "Koni" (Sheri). Celebration of Life on March 24 at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 6:00pm. Visitation at 5:00pm

Dorothy Yoneko Isara

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91, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Thursday, December 8, 2016. was born in Honolulu. Private service held at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
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Doris Freida Jarvis

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95, of Haleiwa, died in Haleiwa on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was born in Columbus, OH.
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April P. Dacoscos Jones

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68, of Juneau, Alsaka, died in Juneau, Alaska on Monday, June 6, 2016. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
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Samuel Kamuela Kahananui, Sr.

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83, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Lanai City on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He was born in Opihihale, Kona, Hawaii. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kalaeloa Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.
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Fred Masayuki Kaneshiro

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87, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Friday, February 24, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 AM; Services: 10:30 AM on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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HELEN SACHIKO IDA KATSUDA

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HELEN SACHIKO IDA KATSUDA86, of Kalihi, passed away on February 14, 2017. She was raised in Manoa. Survived by her children Keith (Jean) Katsuda, Diane (Myles) Morimoto, Glenn Katsuda, Craig Katsuda, Deborah (Layne) Yamaguchi; 15 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren; & 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Evelyn Ota. She was considered the heart and soul of her family, constantly surrounding herself with them. She will always be remembered for putting others before herself, her fun-loving personality, & her contagious smile. She worked for JAWS/Servco for many years and was considered the "office mom" to many. She really touched the hearts of everyone she met. She graciously donated her body to the UH Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine to further cancer research. She will eventually rest at Nu'uanu Memorial Park (~2018) - she would love you to visit. A private celebration of life was held.

Charles H. Kosi, Jr.

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48, of Kahului, Maui, died in Honolulu on Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului.
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Markam Francis Larrua

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62, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died in Waikoloa on Saturday, February 25, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 6:00 - 8:00p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 68-3522 Malina Street, Waikoloa.
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Nani Waiolama Lee

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82, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on February 22, 2017 in Honolulu.
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Ernest Leite

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77, of Waimea, Hawaii, died in Waimea on Thursday, March 2, 2017. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. Visitation: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Burial: 12:00 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo.
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Clyde Franklin Lono

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55, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Services to be scheduled.
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