Archive for March 12th, 2017

TORIE MATSUDA

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TORIE MATSUDAAge 102, passed away on January 8, 2017. She was born in Waiahole and lived in Kahuku for most of her life. After she retired from Kahuku Hospital as a nurse, she became more active in the family farming business. She was a devout Buddhist. She is survived by six children - Florence Tanigawa, Shirley (Herb) Iwahiro, Jane (George) Yamasaki, Maureen (Takao) Takeuchi, Karen (Greg) Jones, and Melvin (Momi) Matsuda; two sisters - Sachie Yamada and Hatsue Chemsak; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grand- children; and 2 great-great- grandchildren. Private services were held.

Joseph Maxin

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45, of Waipahu, died in home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. He was born in Kepinle, Kolonia, Ponape Island. Visitation: 5:00 pm; Services: 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Burial: at a later date.
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Iluminada “Luming” Mangaoang Mendoza

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88, of Keaau, died in Hilo on Friday, February 3, 2017. She was born in Aringay, La Union, Philippines. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m.; Services: 7 p.m.on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Burial: 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 4.
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Linda Leialoha Mewlan (Kaauwai) Mokuau

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Age 73, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Linda was born on June 9, 1943, the eldest child of the late George and Nancy Kaauwai of Nanakuli, Hawaii. She graduated from the Kamehameha Schools in 1961 and was employed by E. E. Black before relocating with her family to Molokai in 1975, where she was the restaurant manager at Hotel Molokai and alongside her husband, George Mokuau, they would go on to create one of the most successful Hawaiian-owned, sole proprietorship farms in the state of Hawaii, Mokuau Sweet Potato Farm. She married George on June 24, 1965 and together they had four children: daughter, Lisa (Henry) Kahue, son, Gary (Tina) Mokuau, daughter, Loyna (Darin Aki) Kamakeeaina and daughter, Lynn (Russell) DeCoite. She is also survived by her siblings: brother, George (Kathleen) Kaauwai, sister, Lani (Maneo) Honda, brother, Jack Kaauwai; sister, Rachel (Dale) Maddock; sister, Vickie (Mervin) Kauhane and brother, David (Lehua) Kaauwai. Linda had 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Oahu services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary at 2233 Nuuanu Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation at 11:00 a.m., service at 12:00 p.m. and reception to follow. Moloka'i services will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Hoolehua Congregational Church. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Mokuau Residence, Lot 116 on Farrington Avenue in Hoolehua. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Bernard Keliikauwila Moore, Sr.

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74, of Kapolei, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Services: 5:00 - 9:00p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Aiea Hongwanji.
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FLORENCE JANETTE MULCAHY

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94, passed away peacefully at her home in Honolulu on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was deeply loved by family and friends. Janette, as she was known, was born in Beverly Hills, CA and moved to Hawaii with her husband, Air Force Col. William J. Mulcahy, and children in 1957. She was an avid golfer and earned her pilot's license at the age of 60. She will be remembered for her hospitality, wit, charm, humor, and her love of animals. She is survived by children Kelly (Reuter), and Patrick, grandchildren Catherine, Thomas, and Meaghan, and great-grand- daughter Mia.

Katherine Michiyo Nakamura,

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Katherine Michiyo Nakamura,KATHERINE MICHIYO NAKAMURA 103 years, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born on November 19, 1913 and grew up on a farm in Kaneohe, the oldest of four children. She left school after the required eighth grade to help with the family's income. Katherine was sent to live with a barber and his family, supposedly to apprentice the trade. But for years she instead worked as their maid, babysitting, cleaning, washing diapers, etc. Eventually, Katherine learned the skills and became a barber. Katherine's first job was in a shop on Beretania Street where she worked before buying the business and operating it until the building was torn down. She then moved to Liliha Street and opened Kay's Barbershop where she remained for 35 years. Katherine finally retired at the age of 86 on December 31, 1999, bidding aloha to her many loyal customers. As an active member of the Liliha Businessmen Association, she was presented with a congratulatory certificate by the State Senate upon her retirement. Katherine enjoyed her retirement fully until the final days of her passing. She remained active physically and mentally, honing her skills at crocheting, patchwork, needlework and many other crafts. Katherine loved her exercise classes, and also attending Day Care, thriving in the loving and supportive program at the Sakura House where she created many beautiful craft projects as well as enjoying the fellowship of friends. Till the very end, Katherine loved to play Hanafuda and Bingo where she was very skillful and also seemed to be unusually lucky, winning most of the games. Katherine found much joy in her eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband James I. Nakamura and son Bert M. Nakamura. Katherine is survived by daughters Jean (Katsuo) Yamashiro, Jane (Norman) Kobayashi, and son George (Amy) Nakamura. She has one surviving sister, Jenny Fujioka. Private services were held at the Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii with inurnment at the Japanese Memorial Cemetery in Moiliili. No "koden", monetary offerings.

Carole Toshiko Nakano

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Carole Toshiko Nakano75, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2017 at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai on December 25, 1941. She was a retired employee of ABC Stores, where she worked for many years. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Nobuso Nakano; parents, Shimekichi and Toku Nakamura; brother, Tomio Nakamura and sisters, Ruth Nakamura, Grace Ishii and Charlotte Nakasone. Survived by sisters, Doris Takatsuki and Jeanette Higa and many nieces and nephews. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Carl Kazuma Nishihama

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88, of Waipahu, died in Pearl City on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Mae Masako Nakatani Nishioka

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Mae Masako Nakatani NishiokaAge 88, passed away on February 23, 2017, in Honolulu, surrounded by family. Mae was born in Hilo and moved with her family to Honolulu as a young girl. She attended Roosevelt High School (Class of 1946), and in 1950, was the first woman to graduate from the University of Hawaii Manoa with a degree in engineering. Mae was also the first woman in Hawaii to become a licensed Professional Engineer, obtaining her P.E. in 1954. While attending UH, she met her future husband Rikio Nishioka making them one of the first professional engineering couples in America at that time. She retired as Director of Facilities Planning at the University of Hawaii in 1983, and spent her retirement years traveling the world with her husband. Mae was recently awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies for her contributions to the field of engineering and blazing a trail for women. Even in retirement, she continued to mentor female engineering students at UH, and was instrumental in the formation of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Hawaii Chapter of which she had been a member for over 50 years. Mae was also a member of the Altrusa International Club (Hawaii District), a service organization of professional women, serving in various positions including President. She was a devoted mother who adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mae is survived by her son, Richard (Audrey); daughters Susan and Sybil; grandchildren, Alicia, Andrea Irimata, Adrienne (William) Forsyth, Shane Nishioka-Healy; six great grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy (Edward) Miyata. She is preceded in passing by her husband Rikio Nishioka. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Nuuanu Memorial Park, 11:00 AM Visitation and Service at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her remembrance to the University of Hawaii Foundation - College of Engineering, or the Society of Women Engineers - Hawaii Chapter. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Thomas Yukio Oshiro

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Age 90. Retired Master Sgt. US Army and Supervisor USPS. Born in Waipahu September 16, 1926. He is survived by wife, Sally Oshiro; sons, Paul and Peter; daughter, Jan Takahashi; 3 grandchildren; brother, Timothy (Valerie) Oshiro; and sisters, Nancy (Masayuki) Higa, Ruth Oshiro, and Alice Naito. Visitation 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; services 11 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

FERNANDO PADILLA

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FERNANDO PADILLADon Fernando "Chico" Lara Padilla, 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on February 16, 2017. He was born on October 7, 1935 in Puerta de Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was also actively involved as a member of the United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii and was a dedicated member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret "Rita" Padilla (Rosario) along with five children; Ralph and Valerie Clay, Mathew and Debra Padilla, William and Joanne Clay, Antoinette and Mike Galarza and Alberto Morales Jr; 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, his sister, Eva Lara in Puerto Rico. Memorial Services will be held at Mililani Downtown Mortuary: 20 S Kukui Street, Honolulu, Hawaii on, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Visitation 9:00 am; Services at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the Hawaii State Veteran Cemetery: 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy. in Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

Rodolfo “Cosme” Tamayo Panlasigui

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75, of Kahului, Maui, died in Kahului on Friday, March 3, 2017. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 9:00am; Services: 12:00pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku. Burial: 2:00pm on at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery Haiku.
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VALENTINA PASCUAL

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Age 73, of Honolulu, HI passed away February 22, 2017 in Honolulu. Born May 21, 1943 in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Alfredo Pascual; sons, Jefferson Pascual, Michael Pascual, Richard Pascual; daughter, Sharon Pascual; sister, Anatacia Ramos. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 15) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (March 16) at St. Anthony Catholic Church (640 Puuhale Rd.); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Fulvia Gilda Perry

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78, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Mililani on Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was born in Genova, Italy. Visitation: 10:15 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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Lydia Rodrigues

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81, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Mililani on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 6:00 p.m.; Services: 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Rosita Rodriguez

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82, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Aiea on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. She was born in Paauilo, Big Island. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Paul “Sate” Silva

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60, of Kahului, Maui, died on February 20, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on June 2, 1956 in Puunene, Maui, HI. Visitation: 5 p.m.; Services: 6 p.m. on Friday, March 17 at Nakamura Mortuary. Scattering of ashes will be held at a later date.
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Gladys Hifumi Sora

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96, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, January 20, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private services held.
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Eula May Sweet

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87, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kailua on Friday, February 10, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Lawren Lee Ruriko Takara

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62, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private Service.
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Kazuyuki Tsujimoto

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93, of Waialua, HI, died in Wahiawa on Thursday, January 19, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, HI. Private services were held.
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Frank K. Uehara

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66, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 AM; Services: 10:30 AM on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel.
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Frances Elizabeth Farrell Viglielmo

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Frances Elizabeth Farrell ViglielmoFrances Elizabeth Farrell Viglielmo, beloved wife and mother, went home to see Jesus on Feb. 3. The memorial service for Frances will be March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Church of the Crossroads. She and her husband, Valdo Humbert Viglielmo, attended Crossroads for decades. Valdo passed away in November. Frances was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 11, 1931. She and her family moved to the Panama Canal Zone when Frances was only an infant. She attended Catholic boarding school in Panama as a child, which helped her to become bilingual in Spanish and English. Before meeting Valdo, Frances worked teaching English in Ecuador. These experiences in Central America would later help form the inspiration for her novel, The Company We Kept: Tribes of No Continuing Place. After attending junior college in Panama, Frances received her degree in English from Swarthmore College. She then went to Radcliffe College, where she received her Master's in English as a Second Language. It was there in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she would meet her husband. They married in 1959. Frances went to Japan with Valdo for his instrumental work in translating a major work of Japanese literature. However, she also taught English at the American School in Japan. The couple then returned to America for Valdo to teach at Princeton University. It was at Princeton where their son, Marc, was born. Valdo and Frances were in Japan a few years later when daughter, Emily, was born. The young family then moved to Honolulu when Valdo was offered tenure at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1965. Frances also would later teach English at Kansai Gaidai College in Aina Haina. Frances concentrated on raising her children, but also followed her great passion: music. Frances was in the chorus of several local Hawaii Opera Theater productions, which included Aida, Carmen, and La Traviata. Frances sang soprano in the choirs of St. Andrew's Cathedral, and later the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Frances and Valdo were local political activists. Frances traveled on her own to Cuba to view the effects of socialism there. Frances and Valdo worked tirelessly for peace and justice, and were awarded the Peace Prize in Nagasaki, Japan in 1998. They helped to bring the Nagasaki Peace Bell to Honolulu. Prior to that, they also were granted one of the first Peacemaker Awards from the Church of the Crossroads as part of the church's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. In Honolulu, Frances is survived by her children, Marc and Emily, as well as her church "ohana." Mom, I will love you forever- Emily Viglielmo Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Saeko Tsutsui Whang

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Saeko Tsutsui Whang89, born on January 10, 1928, in Pahoa, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, with her family at her side. She retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Licensing and Real Estate Commission where she worked as an administrative clerk. She then spent her time caring for her granddaughters, making new friends at her language / craft classes at Kaimuki District Park and at her morning socials at Kahala Mall along with keeping up with her Korean soap operas. She was predeceased by husband, David. She is survived by son, Russell (Lourdes); daughter, Rhonda (Rodney); sisters, Tomiye Kukino, Tamiko Nomura, brother, Shinichi Tsutsui, and 4 granddaughters, Shannon, Cori, Lauren and Haley. Visitation 1 pm, Services 2pm, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Hosoi Mortuary. Burial at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific on Monday, March 20, 2017, 1130 am. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Ronny William Whang

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69, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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Elizabeth Ulu Williams

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75, of Wailuku, died in Wailuku on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 830am; Services: 10am on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary Kahului.
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ROSEMARIE WONG

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ROSEMARIE WONGAge 76, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away on February 22, 2017. She was born on April 8, 1940 in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband, Aloysious Wong, daughters, Dorinda (Donald) Jeremiah and Darlette Wong, and son, Jason Wong. She was a proud grandmother, to Darian Kealalio, Kiana Jeremiah, and Kawika Jeremiah. She is survived by her sister, Thelma (Kenneth) Nitta, and her brothers, Albert (Audrey) Caravallo and Calvin Caravallo. Services will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Visitation and Eulogy 8:30am; Mass 10:00am. 1:00pm Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery.

Walter S. C. Young

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87, of Kahalu'u, O'ahu, Hawai'i, died in Honolulu on February 21, 2017. Born in Ka'u (Pahala), Hawai'i. A veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired machinist from Pearl Harbor Shipyard Shop 31. Survived by wife Shirley C. M. Young (Ching) of 57 years; son Kevin Young and daughter in law Julia Whealin; daughters Jana (Dittmer) and Jodi Young; and two grandchildren, Troy Young and Tasha Young. Remains interred at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, Hawai'i.

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