Archive for November 19th, 2017

Raymond “Dede” Aiu, Sr.

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84, died on November 6, 2017 in Wailua, Kauai. He was born in Honolulu on March 8, 1933. Visitation & Wake Service: 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Mass: 9:00 a.m. on January 6th at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Kapaa. Burial to follow.
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Jerleen Lee Awana

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60, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on November 8, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mililani.
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WILLIAM A. BEE, SR.

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WILLIAM A. BEE, SR.Passed away at his home in Hilo, Hawaii at the age of 80 years old on October 18, 2017. He was born on May 2, 1937. He was survived by his Children William A. Bee Jr., Anthony J. Bee, Katherine James, Carleen Lim and Gary Bee. William was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Bee (2016) and his son Wayne A. Bee (2016). At our Father's request, no service will be held. "Give a dog a bone"Willie.

Carleen Ann Tidwell Bennett

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52, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, died on November 2, 2017 in Kealakekua. She was born in Fairfield, California. Service information to be announced at a later date.
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Gerald Steven Bicoy

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65, of Molokai, Hawaii, died on October 26, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 9 a.m.; Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Bethel Chapel Assembly of God in Waipahu.
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Anthony “Antone” Louis Boteilho

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60, of Kula, Maui, died in Omaopio, Maui on November 13, 2017. He was born in Kula. Visitation: 6:00 p.m.; Services: 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului. Private scattering of ashes to take place at a later date.
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Brenda K.H. Chun

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72, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on November 9, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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Andres A. Daguio

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84, of Honolulu, died on Friday, October 27, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Valley of the Temples Memorial Chapel. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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David Doran

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57, of Kihei, Maui, died on October 14, 2017 in Kihei. He was born in the Philippines on April 17, 1960. Private Services.
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William Irving East

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60, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Lahaina on November 6, 2017. He was born in Seneca, Illinois. A private scattering of cremains will be held at a later time.
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Tamae Fujii

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Tamae FujiiA nurse and homemaker, died October 10, 2017 at Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was 97. Born January 20, 1920 in Ola'a, Hawai'i to parents Taichi Takaue and Haru Morimitsu Takaue, she attended Hilo High School before moving to O'ahu, where she graduated from The Queen's Hospital School of Nursing. While working at Queen's, she met a young eligible physician, Takeo "Toots" Fujii. Despite his wish for her to stay in Honolulu, she could not pass on the opportunity to pursue postgraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. However, in the end, Toots's persistent letter writing convinced her to abandon her studies to be with him. Returning to Honolulu, she married Toots, assisted him in his growing private practice, and began raising a family in Manoa. Family and friends remember Tamae for her active life, including making ceramics, traveling, line and ballroom dancing, swimming, cooking, and baking. She was known for her Spam musubi, custard and lilikoi chiffon pies, Toots's favorites. She was a member of Kuakini Auxiliary and Central Union Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Takeo Fujii, a sister, Hisako Hirai, and a brother, Yuji Takaue. She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Chun (Richard) and Muriel Fujii, and a son Gregg Fujii (Tracey). She is also survived by three grandchildren, Emily and Erin Chun, and Thomas Amano, as well as two nieces, Gene Uno and Carol Paik. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

ALICE H. FUJITA

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ALICE H. FUJITA86 of Honolulu, HI passed away on Oct. 6, 2017. She is survived by Son: Ricky Daughters: Lynne (Gary) Fujita- Chung, Linda Murakami, Dianne Fujita. 5 Grandchildren & 2 Great Grandchildren. Sister: Florence (Richard) Furushima. Visitation 10:00 a.m.; Services 11:00 a.m. on Friday November 24, 2017 at Mililani Morturary - Downtown Chapel. Burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Nov. 25th at Mililani Memorial Park.

Prudencio Agtarap Gamiao, Sr.

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74, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 7, 2017. He was born in Vintar, Philippines. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Dorothy Ann Haley

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96, of Aiea, HI, died on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Aiea. She was born in Dayton, OH. Private Services held.
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Alvin Masao (Masa) Hatori

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84, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died on November 10, 2016 in California. Services: 3:00 pm on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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Mildred Fumie Hora

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87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, formerly of Hilo, died in Honolulu on October 28, 2017. She was born in Hilo. Private Services held.
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LEWIS “LOUIE” HUNTINGTON HUBBARD

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LEWIS 78, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017, surrounded by family. Born December 16, 1938 in Waialua, Hawaii. He was the second oldest and only son of four children born to Emma (McClellan) and Lewis Hubbard. He attended Kamehameha Schools and graduated in 1956. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he graduated with a bachelors and masters degree in industrial arts education. He worked as an industrial arts and technology teacher and bus driver, with 40 years of service to Kamehameha Schools. He loved his job and enjoyed teaching and mentoring his Hawaiian students. Louie met and married his wife, Barbara (Kobus) in 1969. They made their home in Pupukea, where they raised their two daughters, Lori and Lani. He was very active in the lives of his four grandchildren. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara Ann (Kobus) Hubbard. Survived by daughters, Lori M. (Siaosi) Saelua, Lani K. Hubbard & Scott Humber; sister, Lela Hubbard; grandchildren, Ka'ena Humber, Kaleo Humber, Jodi Saelua, Josh Saelua. Celebration for Louie will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Mililani Memorial Park Mauka Chapel. Visitation 5:30pm, services commencing at 6:30pm. Aloha Attire. No flowers, but lei welcome to adorn a lei tree.

Isabelle “Belle” May Kimura

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85, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, died in Kailua Kona on November 13, 2017. She was born in Waimea. Private Service.
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Hwa Sun Kimura

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62, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on October 22, 2017. She was born in Korea. Private Services were held.
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Shepherd Kauohilo Lainaholo

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87, of Hilo, Hawaii died in Hilo on October 19, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Wake Service: 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Haili Congregational Church. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25th at Haili Congregational Church. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.
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Ellen “Tita” Haumealani Lainaholo

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81, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on October 21, 2017. She was born in Hilo. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Wake Service: 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Haili Congregational Church. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25 at Haili Congregational Church. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.
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Jean Reiko Samura Lukela

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86, passed away on Nov. 2, 2017. Born in Wailea, Hawaii, she was a housewife and longtime parent volunteer at Kamehameha Schools. Wife of the late Henry Noa Lukela, survived by daughters Debra (Paul) Suyat of Honolulu and Donna (Lawrence) Mahuna of Hilo. Brother Kazuto (Winnie) Samura of Honolulu and sister- in-laws Diana Samura of Honolulu and Topsy Samura of Hilo. Step- son Henry Lukela, Jr. 7 grand- children. 1 great-grandchild. Services will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park on Saturday Dec. 2, 2017. Visitation at 4:30pm. Services at 5:30pm. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Ken Hideo Miyaji

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66, of Moiliili, a Vietnam War Army veteran and owner of Blinds of Hawaii, passed away on October 6, 2017 at Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Edean; sons, Shane and Shannon; daughter, Leisha (Mark) Cunningham; brother, Wayne (Claire); sisters, Bobbi Kanemoto and Kats (Stan) Doi; and by granddaughters, Emily and Ellie. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Yoshito Miyashiro

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86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 14, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Edwin “Yoshi” Nakamura

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72, of Wahiawa, HI, died on August 23, 2017 in Pearl City. He was born in Wahiawa. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Milton “Nappy” Kanaha Napuunoa, Sr.

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Milton 75, of Mililani, died in Honolulu on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. A celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 8:30 am-11:30 am at the Waikiki Elks Lodge #616 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815. Valet service available. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Masao “Richard” Nishimoto

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85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 16, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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Beverly Noa

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Beverly Noa BEVERLY NOA KENNEY Beverly Kauiokanahele Rivera Noa Kenney passed away after a three year battle with cancer on October 19, 2017. Born June 14, 1933, in Los Angeles, California to Benny Rivera and Victoria Miller, Beverly was raised in Honolulu where she graduated from Farrington High School. At the age of six, she was introduced to hula by Aunty Louise Beamer and later studied under the revered 'Iolani Luahine. At the age of 18, Bev was crowned Miss Hawaii 1952 and traveled throughout the continental US promoting Hawaii and sharing her hula magic. Her professional career started as a featured dancer at Don the Beachcomber's in Waikiki. Beverly has graced the stage in top showrooms in Hawaii including the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Tapa Room, The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and the Halekulani where she shared the stage with Ed Kenney and some of Hawaii's most notable singers and dancers. She became a favorite model for Kamehameha Garment Company and Alfred Shaheen and became the Hawaii Visitor Bureau's "poster girl" which won her national recognition and acclaim. Beverly's love for fashion led her fashion career to be part of the first Calvin Klein and Chanel retail teams in Hawaii. With all her professional success, her greatest accomplishments in life are her two children and family. She married Fred Noa, Sr. and had her firstborn son, Fred Noa, Jr., a principal at Bluerock Partners. Later married singer Ed Kenney Jr., and together they had their son, chef and restaurateur, Ed Kenney. Beverly Noa Kenney is survived by sons Fred (Ginger) Noa and Edward (Spanky) Kenney and grandchildren Celia and Duke Kenney. A celebration of her remarkable life will be held on Saturday, November 25th at Waialae Country Club. Reception: 8:00 a.m.; Program: 9:00 a.m. Lei are welcome.

David A. Nobriga

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90, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Honolulu on November 8, 2017. He was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 6:00 p.m.; Service: 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25 at St. Anthony Church. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
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REIKO OKANO

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REIKO OKANOReiko Okano, 94, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at home on Nov 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Perhaps the many tragedies in Reiko's youth made her strong. Born and raised in Tokyo, her mother died when she was 9; at 13, her father suffered a stroke; at 17, Reiko's only sister fell ill and passed away, then her father died. At 18, a clerical job would afford her a modest apartment, but when WW2 broke out, fire bombs fell on Tokyo destroying her apartment and place of work. She was 22. The war ended and Americans occupied Japan. Reiko fell in love with Teiji Frank Okano, a handsome American soldier from Seattle. However, Americans were forbidden to marry Japanese citizens. Teiji had filed a marriage request but after 2 yrs of romance, was transferred back to the US and eventually honorably discharged. Reiko waited while Teiji reenlisted, in a continued effort to reunite in Japan. Instead, he was deployed for the Korean War. Marriage was now possible, but being in Korea, he asked his brother, George, based in Tokyo, to stand in for him and married Reiko by proxy. 2 yrs passed before they were reunited but in the end, they were happily married for over 70 yrs. Life in Japan was good with 3 children. They enjoyed a vibrant social life, drinking, dancing, and bowling. From flower arranging to classical Japanese dance, Reiko thrived. She invested in stocks and real estate, and even opened a cafe, while Teiji worked for the Army/Air Force Exchange. In 1967, the US started closing military bases and Teiji was transferred to New Jersey, then, Louisiana. There were "Whites Only" signs and no Asians in sight, and Reiko didn't speak a word of english or drive. After 2 yrs, the next transfer to Hawaii was perfect, halfway between Tokyo and Seattle. Golfing together until 82 and playing poker weekly till 89, her annual trips to Las Vegas with Teiji and Cathy ended at 90 when she also quit smoking as a pact with her granddaughter. Reiko was also an avid reader and loved gardening. She helped raise 3 granddaughters and cooked daily, often for a family of 10, with children, grandchildren, and their partners. Everyone loved her tonkatsu, sukiyaki, okonomiyaki, and other specialties. She complained about all the cooking and cleaning but it never stopped her from preparing the next delicious meal or keeping an impeccably clean home. Thank you Mom for nourishing all of us and for being such a pillar of strength throughout our lives. We will miss you and will take care of Dad till he joins you. Reiko is survived by her husband, Teiji; children, Patrick (wife, Taehee), Catherine, and Joyce; granddaughters, Mariko, Remy, and Kenna Reed; and great granddaughters, Riley, Aya and Hilina'i.

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