Archive for February 25th, 2018

ANDREW JACOB KAHOLOMOANA AFONG

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ANDREW JACOB KAHOLOMOANA AFONGMarch 26, 1987 to January 8, 2018 Passed away suddenly and peacefully with his family by his side after a brief illness. He was born four and half months premature and weighed one pound at birth in Honolulu. Despite all the challenges he faced, Andrew lived to be almost 31 years old. His strength, perseverance and character were reflected in his sparkling brown eyes and a smile that made one forget their troubles and gave one hope. He attended Manana Elementary, Waipahu Intermediate, Waipahu High School and Family Services of Oahu. He is survived by his loving parents Stanford and Roberta Afong. His adoring sister Carolyn (Michael-Dean) Maielua and devoted brother Jason (Chontille) Afong. His nieces and nephews, Tehani, Mika, and Kanilea Maielua, and Jycobi and Jediyan Afong; grandmothers Margaret Abellanida and Kay Phillips as well as numerous Uncles, Aunties, and cousins. Visitation at 8:30 am; Service at 10:30 am; Burial at 12:30 pm at the Mauka Chapel at Mililani Memorial Park on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Reynold “Rey” Akau

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Reynold Reynold "Rey" Akau passed away on December 28, 2017, at the age of 87. Rey was born on October 16, 1930, to parents Frank Mercer Akau Sr. and Azalea Wedemeyer Akau. He is preceded in death by siblings, Elmer, Cordelia, Marion (Kahawai), Frank Jr., Betty (Wilson), Eleanor (Chun) and Leonard. Rey spent his entire life living in Kalihi. He attended Kalihi Uka Elementary, Kalakaua Intermediate and Farrington High Schools. During his teen years, Rey was active as an amateur boxer until he went to work at the Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery. While employed at the Cannery, Rey met the love of his life, Elaine Murakami. Rey and Elaine married on Christmas Day of 1948 and remained together for 69 happy years. In December of 1949, Rey was hired as a Ramp Serviceman in the Maintenance Division, for Trans-Pacific Airlines, later known as Aloha Airlines. As a Ramp Serviceman, his main duty was to fuel aircraft for timely departure. In 1989, after 40 years, Rey retired from Aloha Airlines and at that time was the longest tenured airline employee. Besides boxing, Rey also became passionate about his bowling, where he proved to be a serious competitor. During his off time, Rey spent many personal hours perfecting his game which often contributed to the financial support of his family and eventually resulted in multiple 300 games. In 1984, Rey and Elaine opened the V's Bowling Pro Shop on North King Street; later in the Stadium Bowl-O-Drome and finally in the Fort Shafter Bowling Center. In 1986, Rey launched the V's Bowling Pro Shop Tournament in Las Vegas. This tournament was an annual event which ran for over 30 years. In 2010, Rey was inducted into the Oahu Bowling Associations Hall of Fame. Rey is survived by wife Elaine and their children: Florence Ferreira, Reyjean Akau, Reynold Dwight Akau (Debra), Reynette Oakes (John), Bryan Akau, Scott Akau (Laurie); Rey is also survived by brother Clarence (Abigail); 16 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grand- children, 1 Great, Great Grandchild. Funeral Service will be held at: The Hawaiian Memorial Cemetary, Kaneohe, on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Visitation 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Prayer Service 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Reception 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.; Burial 2:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Reynold Akau

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87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 28, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:45 a.m.; Services: 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Barbara Jean Alapai

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70, of Kahaluu, Hawaii, died in Kealakekua on Friday, February 2, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Memorial Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kealakekua.
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Jennie L.K. Anderson

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Jennie Leolani Kainoa, was born on October 26, 1941 in North Kohala, Hawaii on Kahua Ranch. She graduated from Kohala High & Elementary School in 1959. Mrs. Anderson was retired from Oahu Transit Services where she was employed for 22 years as a Bus Operator. She is survived by her joy's her children; Mark Marumoto, Adam Marumoto (Nancy), Ryan Marumoto, Kimberly Kainoa (David Benevidez), Penny Yamashita (Michelle), Pamela-Jean K.A. Chip (Ka'ena); Hanai Children; Ronald Kepano, Maiken Cope; Her Sun shines again in her grand- children; Bryson Embernate, Brittney Embernate, Kainoa Marumoto, Kekua Marumoto, Beau Chip, Mauna Kea Yamashita, Makoa Yamashita; Brothers; Gordon Kainoa (Rose), Godfrey Kainoa (Jonelle), Darrell Kainoa (Anna); Sisters Olinda Cazimero, Carol Ann Abiley, Delilah Kaimana (Gavin); and a host of relatives and friends who loved her. Funeral Services will be on Thursday March 1, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Visitation to begin 5:30p-9:00p with service to begin at 6:30p. Additional visitation will be on Friday March 2, 2018 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, visitation is at 10:30a. Eulogy at 12 noon; Mass at 12:45p with burial to follow at 2p. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Brenda Aloma Bell

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73, of Honolulu, HI, died on January 10, 2018 in Honolulu, HI. She was born on July 17, 1944 in Kauanakakai, Molokai. Visitation: 10:00 am; Service: 11:00 am on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Kaneohe Congregational Church, Kaneohe. Private scattering of ashes.
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Eleanor G. Benevento

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90, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Lahaina on February 13, 2018. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 10, 1927. Burial: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Maui Memorial Park.
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Marlyn Pascual Bigornia

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53, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Lahaina on February 13, 2018. He was born in Gattaran, Cagayan, Phlippines. Visitation: at 6:00 p.m. Mass: 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina.
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Hermie (Herminia) Pagala Bolivar

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83, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 30, 2017. She was born in Pinili Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at Valley of the Temple Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temple Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Filemon Garces Cachola

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71, of Kahului, Maui, died under the care of Islands Hospice on February 6, 2018. He was born in Naarvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Norman's Mortuary. Mass: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku.
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Gerald J. Caires, Sr.

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77, of Kihei, Maui, died in Wailuku on February 4, 2018. He was born in Paia, Maui. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Memorial Service: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului.
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Tracey Jean De Kneef Campos

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52, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on January 13, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:15 a.m.; Services: 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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VIVIA MAY (NEE SPARKES) CARTER

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VIVIA MAY (NEE SPARKES) CARTERVivia May (nee Sparkes) Carter, 80, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:38 AM at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. Formerly, lived many years in Honolulu, Hawaii. Vivia will be remembered for her cheer and vitality, optimism, enthusiasm and caring spirit. Born October 19, 1937 in Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies to Robert and Miriam Stewart Sparkes. Moved to England where she graduated from nursing school at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Worked at Kaiser Permanente in California. Moved to Honolulu, married Arthur K. Carter, Sr. and divorced several years later. When living in Honolulu, she was employed by Straub Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente. Most of her professional nursing career was spent in the surgical areas of the hospitals. After retiring, she enjoyed gardening, and being with her friends and family. Survived by son, Aaron Trevor Kaleo Carter (Michael Mosier) of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Gloria Sparkes of Old Harbour, Jamaica; Step-daughters, Ardi Vesnefski and Chris (Keith) Aiwohi; five step-grandchildren, seven step-great grandchildren and 17 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. Deepest appreciation for the care and compassion given to Vivia by her niece, Judy Johnson; her Hospice nurse, Emily of Infinity Hospice; her caregivers, Alondra and Laketha of Always Best Care; friend, Cobi; and son-in-law Michael Mosier. Because of their care and commitment, Vivia was able to stay in her Phoenix home as this was her wish. Blessings and Services will be held 11:30am on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Ocean View Gazebo, Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744. Condolences (please, no flowers) can be sent to Aaron Carter, 5225 N Central Avenue #104, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Aloha.

Vivia M. Carter

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80, of Phoenix, Arizona, died in Phoenix on January 30, 2018. She was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. Visitation: 11:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Ocean View Gazebo at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Dionysia Timbreza Kaanapu Char

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82, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on February 2, 2018. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Valley of the Temple Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temple Cemetery.
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Karen Pace Ching

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75, of Kapolei, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on February 3, 2018. She was born in Heber, Utah. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani 1st Ward. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Roxane S. Cho

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54, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, died in Kealakekua on February 2, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services were held.
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Lorraine Estelle Eno

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71, of Ormond Beach, Florida, died in Hampton, Virginia on February 9, 2018. She was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts on April 27, 1946. Private Services.
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Beatrice “Beebe” Botty Freitas

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79, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on February 17, 2018. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Koolau.
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Alwin “Bully” Bruce Kaimana Freitas

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64, of Lihue, Kauai, died at his home in Lihue on January 14, 2018. He was born in Honolulu on November 27, 1953. Private Services held,
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Edward M. Fujimoto

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75, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on February 9, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Brian Phillip Keoua Gaspar

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34, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Waianae on February 7, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Ma'ili Beach Park, across from St. John's Rd.
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Alice Aiko Ginoza

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93, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on December 11, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Takao Ginoza

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98, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on January 17, 2018. He was born in South Hilo. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Ellen Lalakea Green

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89, of Waimea, Hawaii, died in Waimea on February 16, 2018. She was born in Hilo. Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m.; Service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Puukapu Farm lot, 64-840 Ainahua Alanui, Waimea, Hawaii.
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JO ANN REIKO HENDERSON

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JO ANN REIKO HENDERSON65, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Monday, February 12, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Gregory Henderson; father, George Kanemoto; mother, Kazuko Higashide; brother, Clyde Kanemoto; aunties, Alice "Aiko" Shigeta, Jean "Asae" Hamura; also numerous cousins on Kauai. Family gathering at 9:00am; Visitation: 9:30 am; Public at 10:00am; Services: 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel.

MIGNON MARY HICKEY

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MIGNON MARY HICKEYMignon Mary Hickey, age 94, of Honolulu departed on February 2, 2018. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, resided in Honolulu and Las Vegas. The name "Mignon" is French and means, Darling. Darling truly described Mignon. Beautiful and charismatic, with her constant dimpled smile and sparkling blue eyes. Friend to everyone. Kind and generous, intelligent, talented and with an ever present positive outlook on life. People liked her! One of her first jobs was as a teenage candystriper volunteer at Deaconess hospital near downtown Detroit. Assigned to the nursery she cared for new born premature babies with love and devotion. She was a professional entertainer playing accordion and singing with a lovely voice. One of her favored songs was 'Kak Stranno' a Russian love song which she sang perfectly and in Russian. Spanish songs were also in Mignon's repertoire. Promotional advertisements described her as, 'The Pleasing Personality Girl'. Young Mignon was very bright, skipping grades up through high school and completing her education at Wayne State University Secretarial School. She went on to become a sought after executive secretary and bookkeeper for many of Detroit's prominent business people. Dynamic and ahead of her time when few women had careers. An accomplished floral designer who created unique designs and taught flower arranging in adult education classes for many years. Mignon had a green thumb, her gardens in her many homes were always stunning. As a realtor in Honolulu, Mignon owned and ran a property management company, 'Apartments Waikiki'. She met guests at the airport and showed them the beauty of Oahu. As a world traveler she knew the importance of hospitality. Her apartments were always in tip top shape. Returning to the Russian songs she loved Mignon Hickey produced "Folk Songs of the Balkans" with Herb (Ohta-San) Ohta. A record Album featuring Ohta-San on Ukulele. As a contributing member of Unity Church she found a positive and practical Christian life which she attributed to her health, prosperity, happiness and peace of mind. Hobbies include: Raising Pekingese dogs and singing canaries, playing piano and ukulele. Completing the most difficult crossword puzzles each day and in ink. Her favorite card game - Pinochle, she enjoyed trying a new recipe, reading a good book, chatting with an old friend. Long time member of 'The Grandmothers Club' in Honolulu. Her favorite saying: "When one door closes, another opens". Mignon is preceded in death by her husband Lt. Col. Charles Hickey and is survived by sister Marilyn Steelman of Nevada, Cousins Donna and Marilyn, Beloved Children; Charles and Mignonette, Grandchildren; James, Jonathan, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Logan, Mariah and Great Grandsons; Morgan, Marcus and Felix. Interment, Punchbowl National Cemetery Of the Pacific. Donations: Leahi Hospital, 3675 Kilauea Ave. Arrangements, Borthwick Mortuary.

Sachiyo Hirano

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93, of Kapaau, Hawaii, died in Wailuku on January 30, 2018. She was born in Kamuela. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo.
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GEORGE HOSHIDE

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George Hoshide, 83, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on January 26, 2018. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired from the State Department of Taxation. He is survived by wife, Eleanor; son, Donn (Darcie); daughters, Cheryl and Gaylyn; three grandchildren: Reynn, Torie and Kai; brother, Roy (Tsuruyo) and sister, Eloise. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Fred C. Hung

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91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 27, 2017. He was born in China.
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