Archive for March 13th, 2017

Primitiva Alejo Alejo

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Alejo 90, of Waipahu, HI, died in Waipahu, HI on Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was born in Ewa Beach, HI. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Resurrection of the Lord Church. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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PAULINE LEINAALA AMARAL

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Age 84, of Nanakuli, HI, passed away on January 18, 2017 at Ka Punawai Ola Care Facility in Kapolei. Born September 24, 1932, in Lahaina, Maui. Graduate of Farrington High School, Class of 1950. Retired state employee of 30 years, as a baker at Iroquois Point Elementary School. She is preceded in death by parents, Daniel K. Sr. & Ramona N. Amaral; brothers, Daniel K. Jr. and Wilbur R. Amaral. She is survived by brothers, Warren E. "Tiny" and Dean R. Sr. Amaral; nephews, Douglas C.K. (Jonnie), Dean R. Jr. and Sean T.K. (Mindy) Amaral; nieces, Melissa (Dean) Shimomura, Sherry, and Christine Amaral; numerous grandnephews & grandnieces. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Mar. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu. Flowers welcome.

Akiko “Patsy” Hamada

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91, of Waipahu, HI, died in Aiea on Friday, December 30, 2016. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Private services held.
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Charles Herbert Kanekaiwilani Holt

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Charles Herbert Kanekaiwilani HoltThe family of Charles Herbert Kanekaiwilani Holt invite family and friends to join them in a Celebration of Life at Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel on Sunday March 19, 2017. Visitation from 1-2pm. Services will be conducted by Kahu David Kaupu from 2-3pm. Aloha Attire. The celebration will continue following the services at the Bishop Museum, Atherton Halau. A genealogical descendant of the Holt family of Ma`ili, O`ahu and the fifth of ten children of Charles Herbert Kahopukaunaokalaniopu`u Holt and Victoria Ku`uleialoha Kiam Oi Chong See, Charley was born on February 16, 1924 in Honolulu. He lived in Maili and often told his family how he rode his horse every day to Wai`anae Elementary School. He remembers shipping his horse to Honolulu from Wai`anae to ride in the parades. Charley attended `Iolani School where he played football under Coach Father Bray. In 1941, his senior year, the war broke out and the `Iolani School graduation was cancelled. That year, Charley bought his pride and joya 1941 Harley Davidson Indian motorcycle. During the war he delivered mail, often times trying to evade the mps during the blackouts. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and bowling. Charley worked for Theo H. Davies as a land surveyor. He eventually moved to the State Department of Transportation, Highways Division and worked there until he retired. He joined the Hawai`i Government Employees Association (HGEA) in 1942, was elected to the State Board in 1954 and was elected HGEA State President in 1970. In 1947 he married the love of his life, Frances Kalei Heath. They had five children together: Vicky Holt Takamine, Charlene Uchima (d), Charles, Milton and Albert. The family home in Kalihi was always filled with family and food. Charley was a great cook, perpetuated the art of kalua pua`a and was a member of Mamaka `Ai Alo, a club for Native Hawaiian men that perpetuate the preparation (and eating) of Hawaiian food. He enjoyed taking his family to Moloka`i for the summers with the Place `ohana of East End where they learned to fish, weave and gather. In the early morning hours of March 1, 2017, amidst the sounds of thunder, lightning and pouring rain, Charley Holt passed away at home with his loving wife Kalei by his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his dear wife, Kalei Holt, his surviving children, Vicky, Charles, Milton and Albert, his mo`opuna - Kalei, Jon, Stewart, Charles Ryan, James, Stacey, Jeff, Keone, Kaloku, Ikaika, Daniel Keawe, Michael, Christopher, Ashley, Ho`oulu, Keli`i, Milton, Annie, his great-grandchildren, his sisters Rose Kam and Wattie Wright, nephews and nieces as well as very special family members and friends.

Samuel Kamuela Kahananui

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83, of Waianae died February 1, 2017. Born in Opihihale, Kona, Hawaii. Survived by sons, Samuel Kahananui, Jr., William Landford, Carlson Quebatay; hanai son, Derec Kahananui; daughters, Yolandann Hime, Liane-Dallas Herrington, Rechenda Kahananui- Alejado, Christine Kahananui- Quimoyog, and Rose Lua; brothers, Joseph, Alfred, and Benjamin Kahananui; 29 grand- children; 32 great-grandchildren; Visitation 9 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kalaeloa Chapel. Service 11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: LEEWARD FUNERAL HOME

Harold James “Jim” Knowles

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64, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Saturday, February 25, 2017. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Visitation: 09:00AM; Services: 10:00AM on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, West Chapel. Inurnment: 1:00PM on Friday, March 17 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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Eva Benevides Santos

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90 of Kailua, passed away peacefully at home on February 20, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years George Leslie Santos Sr., Eva is survived by her four children: Trudy (James) Rawlins, George (Clara) Santos Jr., Norman (Jan) Santos and Sandra (Blair) Kaihenui; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and three great, great-grandchildren and brother John P. Benevides. Visitation 9:30am Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Mass at 10:30. Burial 1:00pm Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Condolences: www.dignitymemorial.com

Bickford “Buzz” E. Sawyer, Jr.

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Bickford Retired Army Colonel Bickford "Buzz" E. Sawyer, Jr. was a special man. He meant the world to his wife of 50 years, Nelle Cecilia, and five children, David, (who predeceased him), Stephen, and Lynn Sawyer; and Margaret and Mark Larkin, and eight grandchildren. He was born in Maulden, Mass., on Oct. 17, 1922, to Grace and Bickford E. Sawyer, Sr.. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C. and accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy. He graduated in 1945 and was commissioned as an Infantry second lieutenant. His first assignment was to the 11th Airborne in post-war Japan. From Japan, he transferred to Ft. Lewis, WA. His unit, the 23rd Inf., deployed to the front lines in Korea, where he earned a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, the French Croix de Guerre, and the nickname "Buzz". Although a hero, he remained an unassuming man, dedicated to his family and country. Following Korea, he completed advanced infantry training at Ft. Benning, Ga, the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, and earned a Master's Degree in journalism at the University of Missouri. Buzz also served as a military assistant to the Secretary of the Army, at the Armed Forces Staff College, and at Headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe in Germany. He then served in the Army's Chief of Information office at the Pentagon, where he met and married Nelle. Buzz attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces before volunteering for Vietnam. After his tour in Vietnam, he finished his career as the Chief of Information for U.S. Army, Pacific, at Fort Shafter, retiring after 30 years of active duty service. He then worked as the Director of Federal Grants for the city of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Once he fully retired, he and Nelle returned to Honolulu, where he was very active in his Kalani lki community. Buzz was a devoted husband, father, and a dear friend to all who knew him. He was a member of the West Point Society, the Outrigger Canoe Club, and the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. Memorial Services will be held at Holy Nativity on Thursday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m..

Ronald William Souza

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67 of Waianae died on February 18, 2017. He is survived by Daughter Ronnette Souza-Kaawa (Alroy) and son Ronald Souza. Granddaughters Ariani Kaawa (Gustin), Royani-Jae Kaawa. Grandsons Alroy Jr., Roycen Kaawa & Dustin Molina (Hanai). Great-granddaughter Ry-elle K. Kaawa. Sisters Shirley Silva, Joyce Suckoll-Olaguera, Brother Wayne Souza. Significant other Sareen "Babe" Kealoha. Celebration of life 3/18/2017 @ Pokai Bay 11:00-5:00pm

Jane Setsuko Tajima

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77, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10-10:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Gary Alan Todd

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51, of Pahoa, died in Pahoa on Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private services held
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Robert “Nugget” Eichi Tokujo

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80, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe, Hawaii on Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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