Archive for September 17th, 2017

June Verzola Aganon

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52, of Honolulu, HI, died in Honolulu on August 23, 2017. He was born in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
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Bonnie Lou Ashpole

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89, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa on August 27, 2017. She was born in Albert Lea, MN. Services: 1:00pm on Saturday, September 23 at Faith Assembly of God, Mililani Town, Hawaii.
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Samuel Winston Au

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60, of Wahiawa, HI, died in Wahiawa on September 5, 2017. He was born in Wahiawa, HI. Private Services.
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Henrietta Chong Aveiro, “Nora”

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Henrietta Chong Aveiro, C. Aveiro, 93 of Kailua, O'ahu, passed away September 9th in Kailua surrounded by her family. She is survived by brothers Clarence (Nani), Bobby (Mary); Sister Mina (Roy); Sons John (Carol), Stan (Bev), and Rod; Grandmother of 4: John, Kris (Nicole), Kristan, and Stacie (Matt) and Great-Grandmother of 11. Services will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Friday, 9/22/2017. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Service: 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will be at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery at a later date. Casual Attire & No flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

EVANGESTA “SIMEMAR” BONGO

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EVANGESTA Evangesta "Simemar" Bongo, 84, of Waianae, a retired Supervisor for Tamura Super Market, Waianae, passed away in a Makaha Nursing home on August 25, 2017. She is survived by husband Samuel Bongo; sons, Samuel "Butchie", Jr. (Deborah - deceased), Don (Janice) and Ryan (Becky) and a daughter, Celeste (David) Ames; sister, Drucilla Abelaye; brothers, Jerry Magsayo & Melvin (Diane) Magsayo; 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Services to be held at Waianae Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Service; 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences @ http://www.dignitymemorial.com

Vincent Clay Carter

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53, of Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach on August 18, 2017. She was born in Arkansas. Visitation: 5:00pm Services: 6:00pm on Friday, September 22 at Ballard Family Moanalua.
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Candelaria “Connie” Carvalho

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Carvalho 91, of Lihue, Kauai, died at Wilcox Hospital on September 2, 2017. She was born on August 3, 1926 in Kapaa. Private Celebration of Life to be held.
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Lyvonne Pualoke Dela Cerna

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76, of Kahana, died in Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was born in Keaukaha, Hawaii. Visitation: 8:00AM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the LDS Hauula Makai Chapel, 53-958 Kamehameha Hwy, Hauula, HI. Services: 10:00AM Burial: 1:00PM at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Basil Kanoelehua Wah Yet Chang

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Basil Kanoelehua Wah Yet Chang79, of Kailua, Oahu, passed away on August 19, 2017, after a short illness. Basil was born in Honolulu, and educated in California where he met wife Katherine (Manu) Ching. He worked at Lockheed Martin as a missile tracker, and for the Honolulu Fire Department as a radio shop technician, where he would eventually retire from after 30 years. He loved to tinker with electronic gadgets and computers, and had a passion for music, movies, photography, and anything to do with his children and grandchildren. Basil is survived by wife Katherine, children: Brad (Lee), Mona Takeda (Andy), Lisa Wong (Wayne), and grandchildren: Laura, Hiilani, Bailey, Keahi, Kekai, and Mahina. Services will be held at St. Andrew's Cathedral on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 11:00 am, in his honor. No flowers please.

GLENN G I CHUN

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GLENN G I CHUNGlenn Gee Inn Chun, 66, of Honolulu, died September 2, 2017, at the Islands Hospice in Palolo. He was born in Honolulu on November 5, 1950. He worked at the Sheraton Waikiki's Kai Market and Ocean Terrace Restaurant for a total of 38 years. Glenn was a Lung Doo Benevolent Society member and a graduate of Damien High School. Glenn is survived by his wife Maisy Ng Chun; mother Tai Moy Yuen Chun; sisters, Nancy (George) Yasumoto and Lorrie (Wai Sang) Yeung; aunt Goldie Chun Shannon of Fountain Valley, CA., and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Casual/aloha attire.

ANTHONY BLAIR COSTA

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ANTHONY BLAIR COSTADecember 12, 1958 - August 17, 2017 Anthony Blair Costa, better known as "Tony" to family and friends, a passionate protector of rights for Hawaii's near shore fishing community, died on August 17, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 58. Born and raised in Hawaii, Tony's personal and professional life revolved around the ocean. He grew up surfing, fishing and diving offshore of Niu, developing a love of the ocean at an early age. Tony loved the area and bought a house in Niu, not far from the family home in which he was raised. Tony's other great love was his family, and he was resolute in caring for his children - daughters, 14-year-old Laura Isabella Costa and 12-year-old Sophia Jolie Costa. A member of the Class of 1977 at Punahou School, Tony completed a work-study program in tropical horticulture and botany at the Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden at Lawai, Kauai, from 1977 to 1978. A former part-time commercial fisherman, Tony joined Pacific Ocean Producers in 1993. As Director of Foreign Sales, Tony developed business opportunities for POP in American Samoa, Samoa, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea. Tony also had a strong entrepreneurial streak and was the owner of Hawaii Fresh, LLC, an import-export company that traded in vanilla. He worked with suppliers in Tahiti, Tonga and Papua New Guinea. In addition to his professional life, Tony became a tenacious proponent of community causes that touched his heart. He was a familiar sight at the State Capitol, where he was spokesperson for Hawaii Nearshore Fishermen from 1998 to 2016. He was a well-known advocate of the right of local fishermen to fish near shore waters. Tony was also instrumental in the passage of legislation in 2010 that prevents the sale of publicly-owned Hawaiian fishponds statewide. His aim was to protect and restore historic Kalauha'iha'i, which is located in Niu. He recognized the significance of restoring subterranean freshwater flows and their relationship to healthy coastal fisheries. The legislative victory made possible the ongoing community stewardship and educational programs of the Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center. Among the other organizations Tony supported were Punahou School, the Parish of St. Clement, and the Boys & Girls Club of Honolulu. Tony's interests also included membership in the Hawaii Potters' Guild, and a long-time passion for family genealogy. Tony Costa was born in Honolulu on December 12, 1958. He is survived by his daughters Laura Isabella Costa and Sophie Jolie Costa; his mother, Mazeppa King Costa; sister, Monte Costa; brother, Page Costa of Los Angeles, California; niece Lucella Costa of Los Angeles; and aunt, Virginia A. King of Sebastian, Florida. His father, Robert O. Costa, died on February 18, 1989. Tony was formerly married to Diana Cristina Villa. Family and friends are invited to A Celebration of the Life of Anthony Blair Costa on October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Parish of St. Clement, 1515 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. Memorial contributions may be made in the name of the Anthony B. Costa Trust (to support scholarships for his children), and/or Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center, P.O. Box 240204, Honolulu, HI 96825-0204.

Arthur H. DeCoste, “Moe”

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Arthur H. DeCoste, ARTHUR H. DECOSTE, MOE Arthur Henry (Moe) DeCoste left this earth on September 5, 2017. Moe was born July 21, 1925 in Boston, MA to Augustus and Caroline DeCoste. He grew up in Jamaica Plain, MA and joined the US Marine Corps in 1942. He served with the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific Theater and was listed as killed in action in the Battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands in 1943, but was later found wounded and transferred to Tripler Army Hospital in Hawaii. From there he served at Camp Tarawa on the Island of Hawaii, named by the Marines in honor of one of the greatest sacrifices that they had ever had to make to save the United States. He trained at Camp Tarawa in preparation for the Battles of Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands and was wounded on Saipan in 1944. As a Marine, Moe was the recipient of two Purple Hearts by age 20. After discharge in 1945, he returned to Boston and reenlisted with the Marines in 1946, serving in the Caribbean Islands in Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Cuba. He was again honorably discharged in 1949. Moe returned to Boston and shortly thereafter enlisted in the US Army in 1950. He served at Fort Dix, NJ and in the Korean War from 1950-51. Moe attended Combat Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and because of his expert skills he was transferred to West Point, New York to teach cadets the art of building floating bridges. He then served at Ft. Hood during the Bay of Pigs. In 1963, Moe transferred to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a member of the 65th Engineer Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division. He served in Vietnam in both 1964 and 1966, completing over 25 missions. His final assignment was in Eschborn, Germany in 1967. Moe was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations, including the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation. Moe was a loving husband to his wife, Ruth of Highlands Ranch, the love of his life. He was father to daughters, Cynthia Orlando of Hawaii and Wynne Ellen Day (Deceased), son Charles DeCoste and his wife Linda Decoste of Roxborough Park and predeceased sons inlaw, Robert Orlando and Richard Thomas Day Jr. Moe loved his grandchildren, Mila Orlando Pelekane, Regina Orlando and Jarem Day of Hawaii, Evan and Lauren DeCoste of Denver; and great grandchildren Kai Orlando and Bella Gracie Day of Hawaii. He was loved by all who knew him, including brothers in-law Tom McDonough and Gene Morrison; sisters in-law Carol and Phyllis McDonough and Linda Morrison, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Boston. Six brothers and sisters predeceased him; Pearl, Charles, Albert, Warren, Joseph and Francis. His sister Ruthie Brink survives him at age 96. Moe loved the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, and sipping a screwdriver while he watched! He will be forever in our hearts. Viewing will be from 4-6 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Horan & McConaty on E. County Line Road. A full military burial will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetary on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm. Donations may be made to the Disabled American Veteran's Charitable Service Trust or to Homes for our Troops. Arrangements Provided By: Horan McConaty - County Line

Patricia Facuri

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76, of Kahului, Maui, died in Kahului on August 30, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9am; Services: 11am on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at St. Anthony Church Wailuku. Inurnment: 1pm at the Maui Veteran's Cemetery in Makawao.
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Genevieve Kealahikikuokalani Fellhauer

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71, of Waimea, Hawaii, died in Waimea on September 9, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private service held.
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Kimiyo Fuse

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100, of Waipahu, died in Waipahu on Sunday, August 13, 2017. She was born in Ewa. Private service.
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Francisco Taong Garcia

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95, of Makati City, Philippines, died in Makati City on August 16, 2017. He was born in Magsingal, Locos Sur. Visitation: 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Kings Cathedral, Kahului. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23 at Kings Cathedral, Kahului. Burial: 3:00 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku.
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Leilani Lee (Abellira) Gilfoy

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(Abellira) Gilfoy 87, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, formerly of Honolulu, Hawaii, died at The Hospice House in St. Lucie on July 27, 2017. She was born in Shanghai, China on July 22, 1930. Celebration of life: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Kapuni Room of the Sheraton Princess Ka`iulani Hotel on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Private Scattering of ashes.
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Leilani Lee (Abellira) Gilfoy

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Leilani Lee (Abellira) Gilfoy Leilani Lee (Abellira) Gilfoy 1930 - 2017 87 yrs. passed away in St. Lucie County, FL. on July 27, 2017. Born on July 22, 1930, Leilani attended Kamehameha Schools, graduating Class of 1948. She is survived by her husband Ross P. Gilfoy (FL.), 2 Half-Sisters, 1 Half-brother. 5 Sons, 3 Daughters, 16 Grandkids & 6 Great-Grand kids. A "Celebration of Life" Service will be held on Sat.-Sept. 23rd, 2017 from 9am to 12pm, @ The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, in The Kapuni Room (11th Floor). A "Private Scattering of Ashes" to follow. Please send Condolences, Fond Memories, & ANY photos of Leilani to: . Aloha Attire.

FRANCIS MICHAEL GUIGUI

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FRANCIS MICHAEL GUIGUIBorn September 14, 1938 in Waialua, and passed away peacefully at home on August 21, 2017, at the age of 78. He graduated from Waialua High School in 1956, served 12 years with the Hawaii National Guard missile unit, and retired from GTE Hawaiian Tel/Verizon after 31 years. He is survived by his wife, Amy; son, Michael; three grandsons, Daemon, Pono, Anthony; brothers, Richard (Momi), Lawrence (Wanda); sisters, Julita (Ray) Ford, Janet Stephens, and many nieces and nephews. The remembrance and celebration of his life will begin at 9 AM, Thursday, September 21, 2017, at St. Joseph's Church in Waipahu, with Mass at 11 AM. Burial services will follow in Kaneohe at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Hillcrest Section III at 2 PM.

Paul “Papa Kanusman” Gusman, Sr.

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87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on August 18, 2017. He was born in Hali'imaile, Makawao, Hawaii. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel.
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Kazuichi Hamasaki

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95, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on September 4, 2017. He was born on May 2, 1922 in Wailuku. Visitation: 4:00 p.m.; on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission; Memorial Service: 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24 at Honpa Hongwanji, Oahu.
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Stanley Goichi Higashi

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Stanley Goichi Higashi, 83, passed away on September 8th at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a 1952 grad of Farrington High School, formerly with the Hickam Air Force Base Groundpower Unit, retired from the US Fed Gov't/ GSA/PBS Federal Building in Hilo. Survived by wife, Mae (Minakawa) Higashi, sons, Sterling (Victoria), Stuart, and Steve (Yuko) Higashi; grandsons, Dorian and Donovan Higashi; sisters, Flora Y., Irene J. and Carol S. Higashi; brother, Glenn K. (Joyce) Higashi; brother-in-law, Mike (Etta) Minakawa; niece, Kristie (Kevin) Mashino. Private services. Arrangements Provided By: Dodo Mortuary, Inc. *

Margaret Hooke

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88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on September 4, 2017. She was born in Makawao, Maui. Private services.
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Karen Jean Hungerford

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Karen Jean Hungerford65, of Honolulu, passed away in Honolulu on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Visitation at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Calvary by the Sea. Service at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the family home. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Roy Yoshito Ichimura

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Roy Yoshito Ichimura80, of Waipahu, Hawaii. Roy passed away peacefully at home on July 27, 2017. Roy served in the Air National Guard for 37 years and later worked at Kapolei Golf Course. He will be remembered for his kindness, generous heart, and fastidiousness. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf and cards, and making gau. He is truly loved and will be missed by everyone. Survived by wife Lois; step- children Lorelle and Bruce Chin; sister Mae Plata; and nieces and nephews. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. and Services at 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel on September 23, 2017.

Masashi Kamiya

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87, of Mililani, passed away on Aug. 24, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, sisters, Janet Dobiesz (Tom), Lilly Shimojo (Harry), Sally Tsuda (Roy), and many nieces and nephews. Services for Masashi will be held at Mililani Memorial Park, Makai Chapel on Friday, September 22, 2017. Visitation at 9:30am, services at 10:00am. Inurnment with Military Honors at 11:00am. Casual attire / Flowers welcome.

James Kinjiro Kanemaru

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Age 94, of Honolulu passed away on August 20, 2017 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu and was a retired fabricator welder. James is survived by sons Gary (Doreen) and Jack (Carolyn); daughter Gail (Nelson) Fukuki; 6 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Private inurnment. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Scott Edward Ken Kidnay

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48, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Wailuku, Maui on August 23, 2017. He was born in South Carolina. Visitation: 9am; Services: 10am on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church.
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HARUE KISE

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96, of No. Kohala passed away peacefully on August 30, 2017 at St. Therese Residential Care in Buena Park, California. She was a homemaker in Halaula, HI, a creative seamstress, wonderful cook and always had a smile. She is predeceased by her husband Shintoku of 74 years and daughters Jane and Georgianne Kise. She is survived by her daughters Barbara (Gus) Arguello, Cynthia (Warren) Matsuda, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grand-children, sibling Nobuichi Katekawa and many nephews and nieces. Memorial celebrations for both Shintoku and Harue will be on September 30, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at Kohala Jodo Mission in Kapaau, HI. No Koden. Donations can be made to: Project Kokoro Crafts, 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA 92804.

Florence C. Leong

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99, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on August 30, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private service.
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