Archive for December 3rd, 2017

Jane Shigeko Akiyama

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Jane Shigeko Akiyama87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2017 at her home. She was born on December 17, 1929 and was a beloved and dedicated homemaker endowed with great artistry, wisdom, and a keen sense of humor. She is survived by her sons Terry, Eric, and Richard Akiyama; her daughters Dawn Akiyama and Janice (Stevenson) Okubo; sister Elaine Yamada; grandchildren Daniel and Jessica Okubo; and nine nieces and nephews. Visitation: 3 p.m.; Services: 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Amanda A. Anoc

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54, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on October 29, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Ka Hale Hoano Hou O Ke Akua, Honolulu.
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Lillian L.C. Aping

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101, of Honolulu, died on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Private services were held.
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Daniel Anso Arashiro

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70, of Mililani, Hawaii, died on November 5, 2017 in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Jesse Lawrence Balai, Sr.

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55, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Pahoa on November 10, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Service: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery.
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YVONNE JOYCE BUSHONG,

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YVONNE JOYCE BUSHONG, YVONNE JOYCE BUSHONG, USAF SSGT 58, of Waikiki, Hawaii, died on November 16, 2017 at Tripler Army Medical Center. She leaves behind her mother, Elvira; sisters Priscilla and Diane; brother, Greg; aunt, Juanita; Alan and Greg along with many USAF friends and colleagues. Inurnment was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. She will be sorely missed by all.

RAYMOND CASPILLO

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RAYMOND CASPILLONovember 8, 1939 - November 11, 2017 Ray Caspillo, 78, of Honolulu passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on November 11, 2017, at St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Ray grew up in Kapaa Kauai, and graduated Kapaa High School in 1958 best known for his "hook shots" as the Captain of the Varsity basketball team. When around friends and family he was known as "PAPA, HONEY, UNCLE RAY, and the SILVER FOX for his beautiful hair." Ray was a stoic yet silent man whose presence was felt in a room, but when he did speak he was sure to make you laugh even through his silly jokes. His passions in life were caring for his roosters, maintaining and restoring cars, and his green thumb favoring hybrid orchids and anthuriums. Ray is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Hosino; Children Daphne (Dennis) Turner; Carrae'; Joslyne (Chanell); Devin (Rema); Jon Paul (Kira) Keb. Sisters; Florence (Frank) Quenones, Janet (Tino) Bruno, Albert (Junita) Caspillo, Felisa (Joe) Engbino, Priscilla (William) Phal. Ray is predeceased by parents; Elisia and Dominado Caspillo; Brothers; William and Fredrick Caspillo. His children and his grand- children are the lights of his legacy; they will live on in his beautiful spirit! HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!!! Services: December 9, 2017 at Our Lady of the Mount Church, Monte Street. Visitation: 9:30 am, Mass: 11:00 am, Lunch to follow. Burial 3:30 pm at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

H. CLIFFORD COLEMAN

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H. CLIFFORD COLEMANHoward Clifford "Cliff" Coleman was not a religious man, but he valued the preciousness of life and strived to make the most of it. When he died peacefully at his home in Honolulu on Sept. 23, 2017, at age 92, he had, indeed, made the most of it, leaving behind a rich legacy that will long be cherished by family, friends and the community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather (as of the day before he died), insurance executive, stage and television actor, advertising model, radio personality, classical music expert, U.S. Air Force officer (Lt. Col., ret.), world traveler, influential political activist and more. Born July 19, 1925, in New Haven, Conn., to Howard, a professional musician, and Edrie, a bank teller, Cliff was an only child who excelled academically and was admitted to Yale University when he was just 16. After World War II started, Cliff left Yale to join the U.S. Army Air Corps. He trained as a navigator and bombardier, but the war ended before he could be sent to combat. Post-war service took him with occupation forces to Manila, then Tokyo, where he met his first wife, Jean, with whom he had four children. Cliff stayed in Tokyo after leaving active military duty in 1948, becoming the civilian manager of an Army officers club. Next he represented a food and liquor broker in Okinawa, where he founded and became the first president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa. Subsequent opportunities lured him back to Connecticut, then to Hawaii, in 1957, where he eventually became a life insurance salesman, as well as a classical music radio host, a music columnist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and a leader in conservative politics, with groups such as the Hawaii Foundation for American Freedoms (Imua), the Republican Party of Hawaii, and Young Americans for Freedom. When he left Hawaii in 1966 to help start an insurance company in England, the Honolulu Advertiser compared him to the popular national conservative figure William F. Buckley ("Our Buckley to Britain"), editorializing, "We don't agree with what he says but there has been nobody around who says it better." After England, Cliff's insurance work took him to Florida, Georgia, and finally back to England, where he met Marysia, whom he married in 1973 in Florida. In 1974, Cliff returned to Hawaii, with Marysia, where he eventually closed out his successful life insurance career. Jean and Marysia met in Hawaii and became good friends, enjoying the bond they shared of knowing and loving Cliff. Cliff, meanwhile, resumed his classical music shows on various radio stations, among them Hawaii Public Radio, of which he was a founding director; wrote a music column for the Honolulu Advertiser; and did public relations work for the Honolulu Symphony. He also was a TV and print advertising model, landed speaking roles in TV shows such as "Hawaii Five-0" and "Magnum, P.I.," and continued to enjoy his wonderful life with Marysia, entertaining family and friends at home, listening to music and watching videos in his music room, traveling, and just experiencing their little slice of paradise in Hawaii. Cliff spent his "blink in time" well. Besides his beloved Marysia, Cliff is survived by his children Mark, Lori, Paul and Kevin; stepsons Jack and Peter; hanai daughter Juliet Makaila Wilkinson; grandchildren Jeremy (Kekela), Mele, Alisha, Amber and Kawika; step-grandson Jeremy; great- grandson Maikah; and three cousins. Cliff's life will be celebrated Dec. 9, 11 a.m., at Diamond Head Mortuary chapel.

Reno Dawson

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51, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on November 21, 2017. He was born in San Francisco, California. Private Services.
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Brice Randall Po’aha Gomes

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Brice Randall Po'aha Gomes37, passed away on November 12, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He died at home surrounded by family. Born on August 6, 1980, in Honolulu. He was a 1999 graduate of Punahou School, a 13+ Club and Buff & Blue Lifer. In his younger years, he enjoyed baseball and football. This continued throughout his years at Punahou. Following high school, he attended the University of Northern Colorado and, after one year, his local boy roots pulled him back to Hawaii. He then obtained a degree in Fire Science and pursued his life long dream as a Federal Fire Fighter, a job he loved. He was stationed at Schofield and Wheeler Air Force Base, where he continued to play and enjoy softball (pre-makule style). The loves of Brice's life were his children, Jayda-Ann Kawena, Jocelyn Kaimilani and Jansen Keanu Gomes. He is also survived by companion, Audrey Sueyoshi; her daughter Julia Torres; his father, Randall Gomes; mother, Tekla Lupua (Douglas) Ing; sisters, Larisa Kilinahe and Tara Lani; brother, Kevin Kaiolohia Ing; Aunty Tanya; uncles, and Grannie Gomes. Services for Brice will be held at Punahou's Thurston Chapel on the Punahou campus on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Visitation from 1:00-2:30 with services to follow. A gathering will be held at Dole Hall after the services. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services

Angeline “Kela” Haleloke Hanoa

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81, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on November 18, 2017. She was born in Pahala. Private Services were held.
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Shirley Won Harshey

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Shirley Won HarsheyAge 85, beloved wife, mother, Apo and Ah Tai, passed away November 16, 2017 in Kailua, Hawaii. Born June 17, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shirley was a retired communications supervisor for the U.S. Department of Defense. She was predeceased by loving husband, James Marion Harshey and grandson, Christopher Marcum. Shirley is survived by children, Cheryl (Tim Martin) Harshey-Martin, Charles (Jamie Dutton) Harshey and Carol Ann (Matt) Dillon; 6 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Service 10:30 a.m. with reception to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Josiah Keliionalii Ho

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76, of Makaha, Hawaii, died in Makaha on November 24, 2017. He was born in Pearl City.
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ROBERT R. HOFFMAN, JR.

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ROBERT R. HOFFMAN, JR.65, passed away on September 27th, 2017 at the Avalon Care Center in Kalihi. He passed away with loved ones at his side following a long battle with liver cancer. He was born in California, the son of Robert and Barbara (Hart) Hoffman. He graduated from Radford High School and was employed at the Home Depot Store in Iwilei. He was the Secretary of the American Jujitsu Institute since 2012. He had no children. He is survived by sisters Roxanne Lawson of the Big Island, Ronnie Maiden of California, and brother Jack Hoffman of California. He is also survived by Hanai brother Daniel Saragosa of Wahiawa and numerous brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews of the Saragosa / Riveira family. Bob will be remembered in a Celebration of Life gathering to be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 6:00.-8:00 p.m. at Dot's Restaurant Banquet Room, 130 Mango Street, Wahiawa. Casual Attire! His ashes will be scattered at sea, outside of Poka'i Bay in a private ceremony on a later date. Please come and join us.

Donna Marie Hoopii

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56, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on November 17, 2017. She was born in Wailuku. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.
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Irene Kimiko Iimura

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85, formerly of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in California on August 7, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Hanayo Ikeda

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99, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress for Malia Hawaii, passed away on October 31, 2017. She was born in Waipouli, Kauai. She is survived by daughter, Cheryl Ann Ikeda; grandchildren, Travis Inouye and Dawn Inouye; and by two great-grandchildren. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Herbert T. Ikeda

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88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 18, 2017. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Private Services.
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Thomas T. Ikehara

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97, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 17, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Private Services.
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Dallas Harvey Jelsma

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84, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born in near Union, Iowa. Visitation: 3:30 5 p.m.; Services: 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo.
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Katherine S. Kai

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Katherine S. Kai60, of Honolulu Hi, passed away on November 12, 2017. Kathy was an inspiration to all of those whose lives were touched by her. She will live on in our hearts with beautiful memories. She is and will be dearly missed. Her loving, giving, determined spirit, and laughter shared with her friends and family will be cherished. The family of Katherine Kai requests the honor of your presence as we celebrate the life of a loving daughter, sister, aunty and friend. She is survived by her mother, Jean T. Weaver; sisters, Allyson Kai and Tori (Weaver) Cole and husband, Daniel; brother, Scott Kai and nephew, Tristan Cole. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; services at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Charles Masayuki Kajihiro

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82, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on November 25, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 12:00 p.m.; Services: 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 8th at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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Betty Kalaniui Kalani

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88, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 10, 2017. She was born in Makawao, Maui. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific at Punchbowl.
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Alvin Tsuruo Kaneyama

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80, of Aiea, passed away on November 17, 2017 with family by his side. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai on August 22, 1937. He is survived by wife Julia, daughter Wendy (Jay) Matsukawa and granddaughter Willow, brothers Wayne (Lena) and Ray (Noriko) Kaneyama, and sister Lois (Jerome) Tranilla. On Saturday, December 9, 2017 the gates to the historic Bayer Estate in Aina Haina (5329 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821) will open to the public at 3:00 pm, and a special program Celebrating his Life will begin at 3:30 pm, followed by a casual garden reception that will be ending at 6:00 pm.

Jeffrey Kanui, Jr.

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40, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 15, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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Masayo “Masae” Kawasaki

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103, of Honolulu passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 17, 2017. She is survived by daughter, Iris Kawasaki Luat (Robert); grandchildren, Monica and Noah; sister, Misuye Akahoshi; pets, Milo, Puni and Riley. Predeceased by husband, Jack Katsumi Kawasaki; sister, Patsy Aoyagi and brothers, Takeo, Mitsuo and Yoshihiro Watanabe. Visitation 4 p.m. (Wed.) 12/16 at Honpa Hongwanji followed by service at 5 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Harry Aki Keahi

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73, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Lahaina on November 26, 2017. He was born in Lahaina on June 9,1944. Celebration of Life: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at The Keahi "Mala" Family Home. Scattering of ashes to follow.
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Mieko Kinoshita

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88, of Mililani, HI, died on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Kaneohe. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. Private Services.
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Frances Fumie Kiyabu

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89, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kailua on November 7, 2017. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Private Services.
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Carol Hamilton Krieger

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Carol Hamilton KriegerAfter a long, healthy, and happy life, our mother and Tutu, Carol Hamilton Krieger, passed away at her home in Niu Valley on November 14, 2017, from complications following a series of strokes. In death, she is reunited with her predeceased high school sweetheart and husband, John A. ("Jack") Krieger, formerly a Honolulu OBGYN & Professor at the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine, who passed away in 1995. Although we miss her, we are grateful to have been able to learn from her, grow with her, and at the end take care of her, as she took care of us. Carol is survived by her children, Susan Krieger Sorensen, Linda Hamilton Krieger, and Thomas Hamilton Krieger, by her grand- children Matthew Keakoa Krieger Sorensen, Marian Sorensen Levine, and Tito Cantor Rodriguez, and by her great-grandchildren Nathan Matthew Sorensen & Andrew Paul Sorensen. Inurnment services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) at 1:00 p.m. on December 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Carol's two favorite charities, River of Life Mission in Honolulu, and Paralyzed Veterans of America, reachable online at http://www.pva.org. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

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