Archive for July 6th, 2017

William Joseph Bauman

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74, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 1, 2017. He was born in the Bronx, New York. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Richard (Dick) O. Buck

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September 12, 1927 May 23, 2017 Dick was born to Ernest and Florence Buck in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 12, 1927. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and served his country as a member of the Merchant Marines. He pursued an education at both the University of Hawaii and the University of Denver. His career was focused in the hospitality industry. Early in his career, he worked at both Fred Harvey Company and Sky Chef in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he met his first wife, Betty. Then he moved back to Hawaii and worked for Spencecliff Corp. where he managed a large chain of restaurants/hotels, and, eventually, became president of the corporation; a position he held until he retired from the corporation. In 1977, he was the first person from Hawaii to be elected to the board of directors of the National Restaurant Association. He later served on the west coast as vice president of Guest Services which was headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia; while working for Guest Services, he was responsible for Mt. Rainier, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. He, additionally, served on the board of directors of the National Park Hospitality Association located in Washington, D.C. For many years, he and his second wife, Bonnie, volunteered as wildlife rehabilitators; one of his greatest passions during this time was hand feeding bears that gathered each evening off his deck at his home in Crow, Oregon. He was an avid golfer throughout his life with memberships at various golf clubs including one at Shadow Hills Country Club where he also served on the board of directors. He was also a beloved golf member of The Vagabonds, and enjoyed their weekly gatherings throughout Oregon. In addition, he and his buddies would meet annually in Palm Springs, California for golf and good company. It was at one of his golf getaways that he met his very special friend, Sandra. Together they traveled throughout the world sharing their love of art, architecture and exquisite cuisine. On May 23rd, while he and Sandra were vacationing in Hawaii, he passed away. He loved sharing jokes and telling stories, and what a story teller he was! He brought so much joy and laughter to all who heard him. He was predeceased by his sister (Edna) but is survived by a son (Michael), a daughter (Rebecca) and a stepdaughter (Susan) as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered as a highly respected, honest and compassionate man. At his request, no service is planned.

Vetea Henri Cowan

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47, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 25, 2017. He was born in Papeete, Tahiti. Private services.
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Essie “Isabelita” Umipig Felarca

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61, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 7, 2017. She was born in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by Husband Dimas "Dino," sons Daniel (Quennie Rose, daughter-in-law) and Jonathan, mother Andrea "Andring" Lazo Umipig, sister May Nerissa & Epifanio "Eddie" Cachero, nephew Charles. Visitation: 6:00p.m.- 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Services: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 8 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St, Honolulu, HI 96818. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744.

Julia Romano Gibbs

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84, of Fairfax, VA, died on May 6, 2015 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA. She was born on July 27, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. Services: 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at St. Francis Convent Chapel. Private Inurnment at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
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Peter Paul Graeber

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Peter Paul GraeberBorn in Berlin, Germany September 10, 1932. Passed away June 22, 2017. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Nora Graeber; son, John Graeber; brother, Kurt Graeber; three grandsons, Marty Graeber, Taylor Kasten, and Trenton Kasten. Peter was very successful in the carpet industry, rising from Stock Boy to President of Pacific Home Furnishings, the largest distributor of floor covering and textiles in Hawaii. We will miss him so very, very much. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a friend to many. Services to be held on July 14 at Maunalua Bay Park across from Roy's Restaurant, 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation, an organization Peter was proud to support.

Mitsuo “Ted” Hamasu

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Husband, father, brother, grand- father and great grandfather, passed away at home in Pearl City, surrounded by his family on June 25, 2017. He was a WW II veteran of the 100th Battalion and represented the Battalion in Washington, D.C. when the Nisei Veterans received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, 7 children and their spouses, 3 grandchildren and their spouses, and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Friday, July 7th at 12pm, with services starting at 1pm at Hosoi Mortuary. Burial will be on July 27, 2017 at 11:30am at Punchbowl. No flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Christian Kuohao Hung Hoi Handley

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30, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in New York City on May 9, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Kailua Boat Ramp Pavillion. Inurnment: 1:00 p.m on Monday, July 17 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Kazuko Hisanaga

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89, of Honolulu, passed away on June 12, 2017. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she was a retired sales associate for Kai's Resort Shop. Preceded in death by husband, Kazuo "Casey" Hisanaga, she is survived by her daughters, Catherine (Leslie) Yoshino and Mona (Peter) Hirashima; grand- children, Brent (Jaymie Abe-Cameron) Umehira and Joy (Ken) Goto and great-granddaughter, Summer Goto. She is also survived by relatives in Japan. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Benjamin Jimenez

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53, formerly of Kauai, died on June 17, 2017 in Seward, Alaska. He was born on March 31, 1963 in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Mass: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at St. Catherine Church. Burial to follow at St. Catherine Cemetery in Kealia.
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“JAN” AUGUSTA MAE KAHALENOE MERRYMAN

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August 1, 1926 - June 20, 2017 "Jan" Augusta Mae Kahalenoe Merryman, age 90 of Kapolei, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospice surrounded by her five children and extended family members. She was a devoted member of St. Jude Church, active in the food pantry, quilt circle, and served on the Widows Advisory Board. Over the years she wore many hats that included work as a resource teacher with the DOE Hawaiian Studies-Kupuna Program, instructor at Hawaii's Plantation Village, Hawaiian Language teacher and researcher with the Waianae Coast Culture and Arts Society, and field worker for the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service for EFNEP. She was also a proud member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3845 for 59 years. Jan was a treasured island resource, always seeking knowledge and sharing her knowledge with others. While the youngest of her brothers and sisters, she survived to become the matriarch of her ohana. She enjoyed sharing her stories and experiences of old Hawaii with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended ohana. Her passing leaves deep sadness, yet fond memories to those fortunate to have crossed her path. She lived her life to the fullest with grace, style, and beauty to the end. At last she is reunited with her beloved husband "Bill" Merryman in heaven. She is survived by her five children: Mahealani Merryman, Rosalie Hi'ilei Dauenhauer-Johnson, Leikula Merryman-Carr, Wanda Wailani Craig and Keith Keali'i Merryman. Grandchildren: Keahilani Wendy Eggers, Mahealani Rose Robertson, Rachel Aurora Leikula (Carr) Delaries, Lihau Holly Ann Merryman, and Z-Noa Charles Johnson. Great grandchildren: Gaige Makana Betonio Robertson, Alexea Joseph, Lilinoe Brooke Eggers, Antone Joseph, Kana'i Joseph, Raphael Auali'i Delaries, 'Iolani Gabriel Merryman and Anakalani Genevieve Moore. Services will be held on July 12, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, in Honolulu. Visitation at 10:00am; Memorial service at 11:00am. Inurnment will follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00pm.

HELEN KIPU PERALTA

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HELEN KIPU PERALTA85, of Honolulu, a seamstress, passed away June 9, 2017 in Puyallup, WA. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Martin Peralta; daughters, Diane Oliverio, Jamie Rowland and Janice Cabacungan; 17 grand- children and numerous great grandchildren; pre-deceased by daughter, Susan Cuarisma. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. Monday July 10, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Duk Hee Urabe

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78, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 22, 2017. She was born in Seoul, Korea. Private Service was held.
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Mercedes Bayudan Vallesteros

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73, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 4, 2017. She was born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 14 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Burial: 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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