Archive for May 17th, 2017

Rose Victor Abihai

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04/02/31 - 05/04/17 86, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, and Great-Aunt is survived by her children, Charline Burthold of N.D., Kenneth (Nora) Kamai, Georgette (Greg) Kealoha, Joy (Walter) Paiva and Ruth "Nani" Kamai. "Forever in our Hearts"

Sarah Kalai Akau

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83, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 9, 2017. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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LINDA MAE CALZO

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Linda Mae Calzo, 71, of Salt Lake, passed away May 7, 2017. Born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons, Lason and Lancis; daughter Fralin (Ty); brothers Wayne Caseria Sr. (Trini), Mandel Andaya (Melissa), Manuel Andaya (Myrna), Melchor Andaya (Marian), Tommy Caseria (Julie); sisters Bernadette Caseria and Felicidad AnnaRita Andaya; grand babies Kiana Lei Linda, Wesley Isabella Mae and Julian Miles; and many loving nephews and nieces. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20th, at Valley of the Temples chapel. Casual attire.

Dennis H. Clarke

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70, of Waianae, HI, died in Ewa Beach on May 9, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Church of Scientology, Honolulu. Services: 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21 at Sand Castle Religious Retreat, Clear Water, Florida.
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Vilma Reyes Felipe

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56, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on March 21, 2017. She was born in Barangay 19 Tamurong, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Services: 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wahiawa. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Adelheid “Adele” Agnes Fujikawa

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87, of Mililani, passed away on April 17, 2017 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Augsburg, Germany. She is survived by son, Brian K.; daughters, Cynthia Y. (Carl) Makino, Karen A. (Jerry) Siu and Laura H. (John) Shaw; and by five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Yukio. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Ora T. Hamada

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86, of Honolulu passed away on April 22, 2017. She was born on December 15, 1930 in Honolulu. She retired from Hawaiian Tel Company after nearly 40 years of service. Her husband, Charles A. and son, Jameson T. predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter- in-law, Lynn Hamada; grand- children, Kara, Shane, and Troy: and sister, Laura Arakaki. Visitation 3:30 pm on Sunday (May 21) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 4:30 pm. Private inurnment at Punchbowl. No flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Ronald Fukuo Hata

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74, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kailua on April 9, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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Michael Joseph Hilson

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Michael Joseph Hilson63, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the presence of family and loved ones. Michael worked at O'Toole's Irish Pub in Honolulu. Born in Providence, R.I. on December 20, 1953, he was the second son of William C. Hilson and Theresa F. (O'Connell) Hilson, and stepson of Constance Mancini. He is survived by brother William Hilson, Jr., sisters Nancy Hilson and Theresa Blessington, step- brother James Mancini, step- sisters Cheryl Allen and Gloria Corrigan. He was a much-loved uncle ("Guncle") to nephews Christopher Hilson and Liam Hilson, Mark and David Blessington, and Matthew Mancini, and niece Meaghan Hilson. Michael loved life, and lived it well. A celebration of life gathering will be held at Anna O'Brien's on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Donations may be made in Michael's name to Therapeutic Horsemanship Hawaii (tthwaimanalo.org). Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

DOROTHEA SIELCKEN HYDE

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DOROTHEA SIELCKEN HYDE(85), world re-known wildlife artist of Honolulu, HI passed away on April 4th, 2017. Great- granddaughter of Paul Isenberg, one of the founders of the sugar industry in Hawaii she was born in Hamburg, Germany. A self taught artist with a keen eye for design, she started as a graphic artist and illustrator then shifted her focus to natural scenes and wildlife art. She was one of 100 artists commissioned by First Lady Nancy Reagan to paint a commemorative Easter Egg for The White House 1986. The "Nene" bird painting Easter Egg is part of the collection at The Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. She exhibited in England, Australia and in the US from the East Coast to Hawaii. Dorothea founded and successfully operated art galleries in Honolulu, Nantucket Island, Kauai an Waimea. She is survived by her 5 children, 2 daughters-in-law, 3 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, & a large "hanai ohana". A celebration of her life will be held in June on Oahu. Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to The Daughters of Hawaii, 2913 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817. An auction of some of Dorothie's art will be held in Honolulu on May 20th at McClains Auctions. Contact: Mr. Michael Sielcken, 566 W. Olive St., Newport, Oregon 97365. mhsielcken@yahoo.com 541-961-3434.

Deborah Ann Bacoro Kunke

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61, of Henderson Nevada passed away on March 30, 2017 in Broward Florida. She was born to Maria (Baclaan) and William Bacoro in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 22, 1956. She retired as a Chief Ticket Agent with Hawaiian Airlines. She recently accomplished her classes to become a Flight Attendant which would have fulfilled her passion for traveling. Deborah is survived by her husband, Timothy Kunke; sons, Kenji Bacoro and Tony Queiros; daugher, Uilani Bacoro; mother, Maria Bacoro; brothers, Michael Bacoro, Simeon Bacoro and Bill Bacoro. Memorial services for Deborah will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Sunday May 21, 2017. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. with services to begin at 11:00 a.m.

George Kazuo Matsumoto

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Passed in his sleep the morning of April 8, 2017. Born in Honolulu on May 4, 1930 to Ichi Kikushige Matsumoto (mother) and Masuji Matsumoto (father), both of whom born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. George graduated from Honolulu's McKinley High School in 1949, enlisted in the U.S. Army in February, 1950, and married Ms. Elaine Suyeko Wakabayashi in July 19, 1950. One month prior to this wedding, the Korean War began with the invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces. George was sent to Atlanta General Depot in Georgia for additional combat and wheeled vehicle operation and maintenance training. By November 1950, George was serving in combat in Korea, earning the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, and Combat Infantryman's Badge. Returning to Oahu, George eventually worked for Pan Am and later with Japan Airlines as an airline mechanic. Two daughters, Eileen and Darleen Matsumoto were born. The marriage to Ms. Wakabayashi ended in divorce. George met Ms. Fay Langford Gray, through mutual acquaintances in the late 1960s, also recently divorced and visiting Oahu from North Central Texas. Fay and George were finally married in 1982. Meeting on the dance floor, Fay and George began a love-filled life together and built a close circle of dear friends on Oahu, who were regulars at Trappers, the Honolulu Yacht Club, the Elks Club in Waikiki, and Coconut Willie's of the now-gone International Market Place. George and Fay entertained many visiting friends and Texas family, from their apartment at Canal House and later at 2121 Ala Wai. George was also an Aikido expert and waterman, with great skills spearfishing, catching tako, and making his own thrownets. Some of these skills he passed on to some of Fay's grandchildren from Texas, or otherwise scared young Texans with large octopuses he brought out of Hanauma Bay (and gently returning them). Some years after the passing of Fay Matsumoto, George came under the kind and diligent care of Ms. Lydia Tuande at her community care home in Kalihi. This is where George's chapter ends, but his story continues in the lives of the many people he touched. George's life artfully combined Japanese Kaizen and Bushido with Aloha and Lokomaika'i. By doing so, his legacy to us is to do our best, care for others, and enjoy life. We love you, George.

Laura Chieko McClead

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91, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Mililani on April 30, 2017. She was born in Makawao, Maui. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel.
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Thomas “Tom” S. Nakamura

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93, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on April 3, 2017. He was born in Wahiawa. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Isamu “Lefty” Okazaki

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100, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 23, 2017. He was born in Waialua, Oahu. Private Services held.
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Clarence M. Okihiro

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79, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 22, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30a.m.; Services: 10:30a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Burial: 12:30p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Robert Tetsuji Sakurai

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87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on April 13, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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Xaestyn Kamaha’ookalani Shupe

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1, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on April 6, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Alvin J. K. “Mokulehua” “Benny” “Moku” Simon

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83, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on May 4, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, Chapel.
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Hanako Tateishi

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92, of Aiea, passed away on April 2, 2017. She was a retired cook for Diner's Drive In. Preceded in death by her husband, Tetsuo, she is survived by her sons, Dwight and Dale (Cheryl) Tateishi and granddaughter, Shelby Tateishi. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Lucille “Nani” P. L. Yee

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88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 30, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Co Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Lorraine N. M. Young

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93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 27, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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