Archive for March 19th, 2017

Diana Po Sien Leung

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78, of Honolulu, HI, died in Honolulu on Sunday, February 19, 2017. She was born in China. Private Services were held.
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Salvador Simuldi Lutao

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88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on February 17, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on March 24, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel, Honolulu.
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Bernadette “Detta” Kahalelehua Makaula

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Bernadette 71, of Kailua, Oahu, a retired nurse and healthcare administrator passed away Thursday March 2, 2017. She is survived by her sons Walter, Kimo (Jackie), and Kaniala; daughter Roz; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 am Tuesday March 28 at St. John Vianney Church (920 Keolu Drive, Kailua) Service/Mass at 10:45 am Lunch with the family Noon-1:15 pm Burial 2:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire.

ELAINE WAHINENOILAMA YUK LIN MATSUZAKI

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Age 78, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 22, 2017 in Honolulu. Born July 13, 1938 in Honolulu, HI. A retired Castle High School math teacher. She is survived by sons, Michael (Monha) Matsuzaki, John (Juli) Matsuzaki, James Matsuzaki, Peter (Megan) Matsuzaki; daughter, AnneMarie Matsuzaki; 9 grand- children; brothers, Timothy Wong, Jr., William Wong, Don Smith Wong; sister, Anna May Thomas. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (March 24) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (622 N. Judd St., Honolulu); service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual/Aloha attire.

Peggy “Mimi” Miller

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85, of Mililani, HI, died in Mililani on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born in Cumberland County, NC. Private Services.
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Steve Rikio Morishita

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62, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Visitation: 5 to 6 p.m.; Services: 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo.
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Nancy Souki Nebel

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99, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was born in Pu'unene, Maui. Visitation: 9:30am-10:30am; Services: 10:30am on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kahului, Maui. Burial: 12noon on Thursday, March 23 at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku, Maui.
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ALVIN J. NISHIMOTO

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72, of Pleasanton, California, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017. Retired Vice President, Director of Training at First Hawaiian Bank. Survived by his wife Vivian, sister Katherine (Don) Koshi, brothers Gordon (Thelma), and Paul Nishimoto. Inurnment on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:30 am at Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu. His Celebration of Life will be held at the Mariner's Village Three Recreation Room, 1172A Wainiha Street, Honolulu from 12 noon to 3 pm.

Paul S. Obatake

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88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was born in Waipahu. Private Services were held.
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Henry Choko Oshiro

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86, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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Randall Michael Anthony Porras

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88, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was born in Puunene, Maui. Visitation: 9:30am; Services: 10:30am on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Mary, Star of the Sea Parish Church.
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Asterio “Terry” Cuyo Quinsaat

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91, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea, Hawaii on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
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Robert (Bob), (R.D.) Donald Main

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Robert (Bob), (R.D.) Donald MainPassed away peacefully at the Queen's Medical Center on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 79. Bob is survived by wife, Evelyn; Sons Robert & Wife Susan, and David & Wife Celia; Grandchildren, Erin, Robert, Roxanne, and David. He is preceded in death by Father Robert, Mother Mae, and Brother Roger. Bob was born on April 25, 1937 in Hilo, Hawaii. He attended Pahoa, Honokaa, Castle, and Nanakuli High schools, and graduated from Waipahu High School in 1955. In 1959 he graduated from Oregon State University (College) with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After a 3-year enlistment as Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Navy, he pursued a career as a Nuclear Engineer at the Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard working with nuclear submarines until his retirement in 1992. He spent his retirement tending to his coffee farm in Holualoa on the slopes of Hualalai on the Big Island, traveling the world with the love of his life, Evie, and doting on his grandchildren. Bob was an accomplished outdoorsman who loved camping, fishing and hunting, and was often successful in bringing something home for the table. Many summers were spent driving around the United States, Canada, and Mexico in their RV, and it was not unusual to find his grandkids tagging along on one of the adventures. He always kept a positive outlook on life all the way until his passing, and in his customary manner left quietly in the night. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017 with Visitation: 9:30 am and Services: 10:30 am at: Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel Mililani Memorial Park Road Waipahu, Hawaii 96797 Website: http://www.mililanimemorial.com/ Telephone: (808) 677-5631 ext. 1 Burial Services are scheduled for 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery 45-349 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob's life. Casual attire. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Physicians, Nurses, Therapists, and Staff at Queen's Medical Center for the care and dedication they provided to Bob and his family.

M. WELA ROSA

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M. Wela Rosa passed away on November 22, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska at the age of 81. He was born on September 7, 1935 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wela was the owner & founder of Custom Ceramic Tile & known to be one of the best tile setters in Hawaii. His passion for hunting & traveling took him all over the world. He was one of the oldest members of the Safari Club International, Hawaii Chapter. He worked tirelessly & sacrificed so much to be able to always take care of his family, their families & to help someone in need, he especially could not bear to see anyone go hungry. He was brave, fearless & had the biggest heart that he shared with everyone, where ever he went. He treated & loved dear friends like family...most of all was his ultimate, never ending LOVE for his family. He is survived by his sons Michael & Alika Rosa, Tom Cornette, daughters Billie & Skylar Kennedy and Lara Cornette. Sister Ahuwena Naholowaa, numerous grandchildren & great- grand children. We are having a Celebration in his Honor on March 26, 2017, starting at 4:00pm at the Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial Park, located at 2685 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96819.

Peggy Mitsue Sakahara

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In the evening of February 8, 2017, Peggy Mitsue Sakahara passed away peacefully at her home. Born in Honolulu; she retired as a seamstress. She will be remembered as a skilled tailor who took pride in her craftsmanship. Her caring spirit and grateful heart will be missed. She is survived by her sons, Glenn and Scott; daughter, Liane (Alan) Kim; grandsons, Chad and Kurt; sisters, Florence Au, Patsy Chan, Janet Koike; and brother, Edward Akamine. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary

Akio Sakai

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88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Saturday, January 28, 2017. He was born in Hanapepe. Private Services held.
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Lynetta Sekiya

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Lynetta Sekiya73, of Pearl City, passed away on February 13, 2017. She is survived by her husband Stanley Sekiya, daughters Allison (David) Akana and Sheri (Davin) Matsuda, and granddaughters Amelia and Arya. She is also survived by sisters Ravel "Babie" Hilario and Ophelia "Lee" Tan and brothers Erecson "Undo," Roy "Boy," Lutrell, Fortunato "Junior," Edwin, and Lyle Jatico. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to all of the relatives, friends and well-wishers who surrounded Lynetta with their prayers, love and support. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Visitation 10:00 am. Service 10:30am. No flowers. Casual attire Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Chisae Sumikawa

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87, of Kaneohe, Hawaii died on Saturday, February 25, 2017. She was born in Hilo. Survived by son Dean (Pat) and daughter Faye (Brian) Yamauchi and 3 grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Wallace. Private Services held at Kailua Hongwanji Mission. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

YOSHINO TANAKA

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YOSHINO TANAKA, 89, of Honolulu, passed away on February 11, 2017. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by daughters, Gail and Lois Tanaka, Irene (Dean) Kotaka; and grandchildren, Brysen and Kia Kotaka. Visitation at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Service at 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Ukiko Shiba Tanigawa

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Ukiko Shiba Tanigawa, much loved by friends and family, passed February 28, 2017. Born on a strawberry and cantaloupe farm in Brawley, California, she spent early years on Terminal Island before attending high school in Manzanar Relocation Camp. She says she enjoyed her time there. Uki worked for the U. S. Occupation in Japan, teaching democratic principles. Through friends and experiences there, she became a lifelong fan of Japan and its people. After meeting Herbert Hayato Tanigawa at the University of Michigan, they moved to Honolulu, where Uki worked at Oahu Construction, joined the Hawaii Potters' Guild, and raised two children, Naomi Noe and Michael. Uki taught Japanese School and made sure her grand- children, Katie, Sam, Ming, and Cole, were surrounded both by Japanese culture and her own special joie de vivre. She enjoyed calligraphy and flower arranging at Jodo Mission of Hawai'i, where final services were held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Nora Oma Taylor

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Nora Oma Taylor, 72, of Nanakuli, died February 27 in Queen's Medical Center-West O'ahu. She was born on October 30, 1944 in Honolulu to Orvel Burton and Elizabeth Kenala. She is survived by sons William, James, and Jeremy Taylor; daughter Paulette Taylor; brother Andrew "Pakalani" Kalaukoa; sisters Maxine Avilla and Veda (Matthew) Burroughs; sister-in-law Elizabeth "Dolly" Panui and Puninani Garcia; brother-in-law Vernon Taylor; 10 grandchildren and 14 Great- grandchildren. Viewing 9 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 25 at Nanaikapono Protestant Church in Nanakuli (89-235 Pua Avenue). Reception to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. To contact family call Sam at (808) 852-2932. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Mildred Kanayo Teraoka

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86, of Honolulu, passed away on March 4, 2017. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Sears Roebuck Co clerk. She is survived by her sister, Jane (Lawrence) Kikuchi; nephews, Larry (Shari) Kikuchi, Jr., Russell (Lynn) Kikuchi and Darrell (Michi) Kikuchi; numerous other nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Kuro Robert Tomasa

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91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Pearl City, Hawaii on Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born in Kahuku. Private Services Held.
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John “Beans” Vierra

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100, of Pukalani, died in Wailuku, Maui on Sunday, March 12, 2017. He was born in Waialua, Oahu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
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Evonne Kawehelani Waiwaiole

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81 died Monday, February 27, 2017 Evonne was born September 1, 1935 in Wailuku, Maui. She loved Hawaii and it's ocean. She had a career in data entry with the Honolulu Board of Realtors. Evonne's talents were many, but most of all loved by her family. She is survived by her husband Clayton Reid, 4 children, 4 grand- children & 5 great grandchildren. Services will be private & held by immediate family members. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help & care given by St. Francis Hospice. Condolences may be emailed to waiwaiolv@gmail.com. We love you mom

Frances Misao Yamauchi

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92, of Pearl City, HI, died in Aiea on Saturday, February 25, 2017. She was born in Waipahu, HI. Private services were held.
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Harry Echio Yamura

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78, of Pearl City, HI, died in Pearl City on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Inurnment: 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Terrance Kazuyuki Yoshida

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70, of Pearl City, HI, died in Aiea on Monday, January 30, 2017. He was born in Ka'u, HI. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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David Kaeokulani Young

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54, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Saturday, January 28, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Inurnment: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at The National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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