Archive for October 1st, 2017

ROBERT A. AGBAYANI

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ROBERT A. AGBAYANI76, of Kapolei, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii and raised in Waiawa. He was a truck driver for Pacific Express Inc.. He is survived by wife Dolores, daughters; Naomi and Josette, sons; Robert, Jr. and Ryan, brothers; William, Benny, Pedro, Alfred and Jaime, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Oahu Mortuary. ~ Aloha Attire ~

Albert “Aboot” Albeso, Sr.

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72, of Haleiwa, HI, died in Haleiwa on September 13, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Tsumayo Amimoto

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89, of Honolulu, passed away on September 9, 2017. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan, she was a retired kitchen helper for Pacific Beach Hotel. Preceded in death by husband, Hideji, she is survived by her daughters, Jerine (Dexter) Takara and Karen (Stan) Sueoka; grandchildren, Brandon and Alisha Sueoka and Matthew Takara and sister, Mikiko Miura. Private services to be held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Brent Anthony Apostadiro, “Bontong”

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Apostadiro, 58 of Makaha, passed away Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at his residence peacefully in Makaha, Hawaii. He was born July 26th, 1959 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A long time Painter. Brent is survived by Son; Joshua Ikaika Apostadiro-Kaaihue. Grand- son; Kanoa Kaaihue. Brothers; Zachary Apostadiro, Edmund Apostadiro, Edwin Apostadiro. Sisters; Bernadette Kim, Alison Orrick, Leslie Apostadiro. And many Nieces, Nephews, Grand- nieces and Grandnephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2017 at 10:00 am at Keaau Beach Park. Luncheon to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

LORETTA KUULEI SCHUTTE BROWN

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85, Born:10/17/31 Passed: 8/31/17 Survived by sons: Joel (Iwa), Jebson (Annette), Jimmy (Doreen), and daughters Jocelyn (Paul), Jackie (Mike) and Janice (Alika). 31 grandchildren, 49 great-grand- children and 12 great-great-grand- children. Service Nov. 5, 9am-3pm at Westside Mauka Farms, LualuaLei Naval Rd., Nanakuli. Call 295-5317 (Joel) or 295-5318 (Iwalani).

Pamela Burns

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Pamela Burns1951 - 2017 Pamela Burns, President & CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society for the past 27 years, died peacefully at home on September 18, following a brief illness. Pam was born on December 16, 1951 in Hilo Hawaii, the youngest of four children. The family lived in Olaa where her father, C E.S. Burns Jr., was Manager of Olaa Sugar Co. and they later moved to Waipahu on Oahu where her father was Manager of Oahu Sugar Co. Pam's mother, Ann Walker Burns, was the daughter of H.A. Walker, President and General Manager of American Factors Ltd., one of five sugar processing corporations known as "The Big Five" that dominated the economy of the Territory of Hawaii. Her grandfather, Caleb Burns, was Manager of Pioneer Mill at Lahaina on Maui and later Lihue Plantation on Kauai. Pam's great grandfather, J. S. Walker, had served King Kalakaua in several cabinet posts including Auditor General and Minister of Finance. As a mark of royal favor, he was awarded the Commanders Cross of the Royal Order of Kalakaua, the Grand Officer of the Royal Order of the Crown of Hawaii and the Grand Cross, highest order of royal orders of the Crown of Hawaii. J. S. Walker was also the first president of the Hawaiian Humane Society, founded in 1883 and endorsed by the king. Pam attended Punahou on Oahu, Chatham Hall in Virginia and graduated from Whittier College in California with bachelor's degrees in art and social work. Upon returning to Honolulu, she worked at HMSA, Rehab Hawaii and Straub Clinic & Hospital, where she spent 8 years developing, marketing and administrating Straub's health plans. In 1989, Pam applied for the post of Executive Director of the Hawaiian Humane Society, and after an extensive national search, she was offered the position in 1990. Six years later, she became President & CEO. An interest in animal welfare was something that ran in the family - in addition to her great-grandfather being the first president of the Hawaiian Humane Society, Pam's grandmother, Una C. Walker, was a Board Member of the Hawaiian Humane Society in the 1930s and her sister, Cecelia, served as Executive Director of the Maui Humane Society in the early 1980s. During her 27 years at the Hawaiian Humane Society, Pam transformed it from an organization with 35 employees and an operating budget of $1.5 million to one with a staff of 80 and an annual budget of over $8 million. Under her leadership, the Society's Moiliili campus underwent several renovations to improve the care of animals and make the campus more accessible to the community. Among many other changes, she made it easier to adopt a pet, for Pam often told the story of how the Society had once rejected her application to adopt a cat on the grounds that she had a full-time job and was single and no one would be home during the day to take care of her pet. The Hawaiian Humane Society motto 'people for animals, animals for people' was created by Pam to emphasize her belief that both people and animals should be accorded mutual respect. Pam firmly believed that legislation, community education and outreach were all needed to create positive changes in animal welfare. She was instrumental in the passage of many state and county animal-related laws while also advocating an informal "grassroots" approach to strengthen what she termed the "human-animal bond." To that end, the Society expanded their services and now offers more than 30 community programs. Pam's counsel was sought by national and international animal welfare groups, humane societies, veterinarians and even the pet industry. She was Board Chair and Board member the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, Board Vice President of the National Council on Pet Population, a member of Petco's Independent Animal Care Advisory Council and President of the Hawaii Association of Animal Welfare Agencies. She partnered with the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International and traveled to Taiwan, New Zealand and South Africa and worked with delegates from Japan, Guam, Saipan, Palau, the Northern Mariana Islands, Marjuro (Marshall Islands), Federated States of Micronesia and American Samoa to lead workshops that trained veterinarians, government officials and pet owners on humane animal care methods and how to successfully advocate for animal protection laws. She was also a Board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hawaii, the Junior League of Honolulu, Planned Parenthood, the Volunteer Information and Referral Service and HEMIC, and was a founding member of Hospice Hawaii and the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations. Pam lived in her family home on Tantalus and as President of Friends of Tantalus, quietly had Tantalus Round Top Drive designated both state and nationally as Oahu's only historic road. Her immediate surviving family is canine Daisy, felines UmiaLiloa, Pilikia, Melemele and husband Irving Jenkins. She is also survived by her sister Cecelia B. (Robert H.) Smith of Honaunau, brother Caleb E.S. (Jane T.) Burns of Portland, Oregon and Peter W. (Paula Trask) Burns of Kahaluu, as well as being a loving aunt to her 2 nephews and 5 nieces.

Veronica Leilani “Lei” Bustamante

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78, of Reno, Nevada, died on January 16, 2017 at her home in Reno. She was born on October 6, 1938 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Celebration of Life: 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 on Lanakai Beach, fronting the public right of way, across from Kaiolena St. on Mokulua Drive. Scattering of ashes to follow.
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Harry Mun Kee Chun

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85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in St. Paul on September 18, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 3:00 p.m.; Services: 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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Anthony Blair Costa

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58, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on August 17, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born on December 12, 1958 in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Parish of St. Clement, Honolulu.
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Joyce Yuriko Ekimura

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89, of Honolulu, a retired cook for the Department of Education, passed away on September 19, 2017 at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Bruce (Doreen); daughter, Elsie (Harry) Jackson; brother, Duane (Kin) Ikei; and by one grandchild. Visitation is at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Elias “Uncle Tommy” Garcia, Jr.

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75, of Hilo, died in Hilo on August 27, 2017. He was born in Waianae. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Prayer Service 10 a.m. on Friday, October 6 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo.
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LOUIS L. GOWANS, JR.

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LOUIS L. GOWANS, JR. LOUIS L. GOWANS, JR. Louis L. Gowans, Jr., 95, passed away on September 13, 2017 at Straub Hospital. Lou was born on March 16, 1922 in Honolulu, HI to Louis Lyman Gowans, Sr. and Helen Taylor Gowans. Lou grew up in Kaimuki and on Round Top Drive where he helped his father build both of the houses they lived in. He graduated from Punahou School in 1940 and with a handful of classmates attended Cal Tech in Pasadena, CA. His studies there were interrupted by WWII and he followed in his father's footsteps by training to be a pilot in the Navy. The war ended shortly after his training and he was put on reserve duty and then honorably discharged. He resumed his college education at Stanford University graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1946. Lou met his first wife at Cal Tech and together they moved to Honolulu where he was an engineer at Delmonte Cannery. He later married Jean Yaeko Kuniyuki, who was a secretary there, in 1961 and they were happily married for 56 years. Lou eventually left Delmonte and went to work for Magoon Brothers. By 1980 Lou's father was ready to hand over the family business, Metropolitan Properties, Ltd., and Lou, as President, ran the company until 2012 when he turned the reins over to his daughter, Julie. Unable to fully "retire" he became the CEO and stayed involved with the business until the day of his death. Education was very important to Lou's parents and they instilled this in him. During his life he supported many educational scholarships and funds at the schools he attended. He also set up a Daedalian/ROTC scholarship at the University of Hawaii and gave generously to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation. People who knew Lou were entertained with his stories of his life adventures. He told stories about his schooling, building houses, training to be a pilot, working for Metropolitan in the early days and driving his beloved Porsche across the country; his storytelling will be missed. Lou valued his family above all else preferring to celebrate milestone birthdays by gathering his sons and daughters and their families to travel together. More adventures were had on these trips, especially the ones to Alaska! He will be remembered as a generous, strong and caring person with a sharp mind; a role model for many that knew him. Lou was preceded in death by his parents, Lyman and Helen, and sister Jane Gowans Sheetz. He is survived by his wife Jean and children Linda Listmann (Bob), Bruce (Susan), Julie Henderson (Tiffany), and Richard (Nani), grandchildren Braden, Erin, Matt, Taylor, Alec, and three great grand-children. A private scattering of Lou's ashes will be held on October 21, 2017. Anyone wishing to pay their respects can just head to the ocean; he was, after all, a Navy man. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to: Punahou School, (memo line)Louis '40 and Jean Gowans Endowed Financial Aid Fund. Address: Punahou School, Advancement Office, 1601 Punahou St, Honolulu, HI 96822. Gifts can also be made online at Punahou School (same notation in memo line).

Robert A. Grabauskas

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68, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on September 23, 2017. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Scattering of ashes on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
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Josephine Grace

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80, of Keaau, died in Hilo on September 16, 2017. She was born in Wahiawa. Private services were held.
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Carmen Rivera Gusman

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72, of Kula, Maui, died in Kula on September 9, 2017. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 9:00am; Services: 10:15am on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary. Burial: 2pm at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
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Mary Ann Oasay Hashimoto

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Mary Ann Oasay Hashimoto MARY ANN OASAY HASHIMOTO Mary Ann Oasay Hashimoto passed away on September 11, 2017. Born in Ewa, Hawaii, she was a retired postal employee from Ewa Beach and Barber's Point Post Office. Hired in 1965, she was a "postal pioneer" (published in Star Bulletin, February 3, 2001) as she was the first female letter carrier in Hawaii. She loved her job and especially enjoyed watching the children on her route growing up. Her children also loved her job as she would bring home so many Christmas presents from her customers who clearly loved her. Her loving husband of 62 years, Willard A. Hashimoto, Sr., passed away on September 27, 2016. She was the eldest of 8 children born to Sabas and Maria Oasay. She is survived by sister, Angeline Leynes, brothers Rolando, Manuel, Larry and Danny, predeceased by brothers Franklin and Benjamin. Survived by sons Willard Jr., Robin (Jodi), Glenn (Jaime), and Keo (Rona); daughters Jan Cahela, Yvonne Salva (Garrick Gedarro), Lili-Ann Say (Wendell) and Michelle Sakurada (Mike); 21 grand- children and 10 great-grand- children. Celebration for Mary Ann and Willard "Yagi" will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Mililani Mauka Chapel. Visitation at 5:00, services commencing at 6:30.

Robson Kirkwood Hind

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ROBSON KIRKWOOD HIND Robson Kirkwood Hind, 73, passed peacefully on August 7, 2017 surrounded by family. He was born on May 8, 1944 in Honolulu and raised on Oahu and the Big Island. He retired from Morgan Stanley and was a past president of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce. He will be remembered most for his kindness, generous spirit and dedication to his family. He is survived by his wife Angeline "Moki"; daughters, Laura (Michael) Crosher and Mary (Toby) Long; sons, Robson Kuakini (Amber) and John Kirkwood "J.K."; four grandchildren Allex, Robson "Robbie", Amelia and Clarke. At his request, private services were held.

Laura A. Hood

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78, of Pearl City, HI, died in Honolulu on August 29, 2017. She was born in Ewa, HI. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Rosemary Victoria Hudoba

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78, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Keaau on May 28, 2017. She was born in Illinois. Visitation: and Rosary 10 a.m.; Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Keaau. Inurnment: to follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Pahoa.
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RUTH VIOLET LEILANI KEB

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RUTH VIOLET LEILANI KEB88, Passed away in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 30, 2017. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 4, 1929. Survived by her sons, Roy (Dayle), Rod, Richard Jr (Fai) Mau, Daughter Robin (Derek) Hanzawa. 5 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren, Brother William (Lois) Keb. Celebration of Life will be held on October 6, 2017 at Central Union Church Parish Hall. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Service 11:30 a.m. Casual Aloha Attire.

Gladys Tomiko Ibrao Keniston

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Age 85, of Moanalua Valley, peacefully passed away on September 13, 2017. She was born in Kawailoa, Oahu to Masa and Leocadio Ibrao. A graduate of Waialua High School (Class of 1950) and the University of Hawaii (Class of 1954). Gladys retired as an educator from the Hawaii Department of Education. Attractive and intelligent, her hearty jokes and laughter kept things a jumpin'. She enjoyed fishing, growing flowers in her garden, and quilting. Most of all she loved her dog, Ginger. Her brothers, James Ibrao and Stanley Ibrao, brother-in-law, Gilbert Fooks, and 4 generations of nieces and nephews survive her. A service will be held at the Mililani Downtown Chapel, 20 S. Kukui Street, at 10 am on Thursday, October 26, followed by her interment at 1:30 pm at Punchbowl National Cemetery where she will join her husband, Sgt. Gerald Keniston. Casual attire and flowers permitted.

Young Kim

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81, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on March 11, 2017. He was born in Tokyo, Japan. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 6 , 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific at Punchbowl.
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Blossom Leimomi Kosene

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72, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on August 21, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Charles “Uncle Charley” Manaole Aika Langley

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81, of Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Services Pending.
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Layne P. Luke

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59, Kailua, Hawaii, died on Monday, September 18, 2017. He died at home in Kailua, in his wife's arms, with his children sitting at the side of the bed, holding his hands. He was ready to go after his battle with cancer. He graduated from Kailua High School in 1976 and went on to Kapiolani Community College where through the apprenticeship program started working at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in 1980. He retired in 2016 working for NAVSEA, Norfolk, Virginia, based out of PHNSYD as a Program Analyst. In lieu of a funeral service, on December 17, 2016, we threw a celebration of life party for Layne. He believed in gratitude, and he believed in joy. He didn't want a funeral, where people would be sad that he was gone. He wanted a party, where people would be happy that he lived. We thought maybe about 100 people would show, but that night the room was packed with over 300. People flew from all over the world to be there. We shared stories, drank beer and wine, ate Hawaiian food, and listened to music. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Terry (Tessie), son, Brandon, Miho (Brandon's fiancee), daughter, Brittni, Andy (Brittni's husband), mother, Florence, brothers, Lance and Larsen and sister Lisa Anderson.

ERIC HU CHINN LUM

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76, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on September 18, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diana "Moonie"; children Donna, Rodney (Alisa), Darlene (Dirck) Wynn, and Deanna; grandsons Branden Wood, Alexander and Reid Lum; brother Norman. Predeceased by father Albert and mother Katy. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ronald Kenji Miyahara

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97, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Saturday, August 19, 2017. He was born in Haleiwa. Private services held.
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Masue Miyamoto

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99, of Kapolei, HI, died in Kapolei on August 31, 2017. She was born in Aiea, HI. Private Services held.
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Sachiko Miyashiro

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94, of Waianae, HI, died in Wahiawa on September 13, 2017. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Susumu Nagata

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Susumu NagataAge 89 of Honolulu passed away on 8/29/17 at home. He was a retired civil service superintendant based in Okinawa, Japan. He is predeceased by wife Dorothy (Ryuko), sons Paul, Ralph and daughter Susan, sister Marion Iwane, 4 grandkids and 2 great grandkids. Private services were held on 9/13/17 at Punchbowl. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

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