Archive for March 28th, 2018

Joshua K. Akana, Jr.

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89, of Kamuela, Hawaii, died in Kamuela on March 13, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Services: 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
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Fumi Ansai

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99, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on March 5, 2018. She was born in Ewa. Private services were held.
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Claudio G. Aquino

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93, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on February 28, 2018. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5 at Valley of The Temples Chapel. Burial: 12:00 p.m. at Valley of The Temples.
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Shirley Yu Bolger

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78, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Makaha on March 14, 2018. She was born in Korea. Private Services will be held.
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Henry Hong Punt Ching, Jr.

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79, of Kailua, Oahu, died in Castle Medical Center, Kailua, on February 6, 2018. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Private Services.
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Catalina Almazan Dasalla

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95, of Wahiawa, HI, died in Ewa Beach on January 17, 2018. She was born in Gapang, Pillar, Abra, Philippines. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. ; Services: 9:45 a.m.on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Maxine L. Delima

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85, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on February 18, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Terry “Leon” Exzabe

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63, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on February 6, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Gary Grinker

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61, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 22, 2017. He was born in California.
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Francis Arnold Holmes, Jr.

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Francis Arnold Holmes, Jr. FRANCIS ARNOLD HOLMES, JR. Francis Arnold Holmes Jr., known to his family as "Frank" or "Red", left us on March 5, 2018 at the age of 83. Born on March 28, 1934 to parents Mary Alice (Reese) Holmes and Francis Arnold Holmes Sr., he was raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. Frank attended the University of Florida before serving in the U.S. Army. After his service he moved to Los Angeles where he met his wife Rosalina (Dodie) in Hollywood where they both worked as ballroom dance teachers. Married in 1962 they moved to the island of Oahu where Frank took on the role of an ultimate salesman, selling books and appliances and eventually real estate. Frank will forever be remembered by his loving wife of 56 years, Dodie and two daughters Carla Ann and Heather Julia (Ben). Frank will also be dearly remembered by his two grand- children Annabelle and Oliver, one brother Loring (Snag) and two cousins Kathy and Peggy. Frank is predeceased by his sister Barbara Ann. A Celebration of Life will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park on Tuesday April 10, 2018. Visitation is at 9:30 am with services to begin at 10:30. Frank will be forever in our hearts. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel

Bernadette P. Horde

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71, of Ewa Beach, died in Honolulu on March 14, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 AM; Services: 10 AM on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Valley Of the Temples. Burial: 12 PM at Valley Of the Temples.
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Alan S. Inaba

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91, of Honolulu passed away on March 11, 2018 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He was the owner of Tire Recap Service. He is survived by son Alson; daughter Alana Hirano (Marc), grandchildren Adam (Kacie) and Andrew (Kelsie) Inaba, Chelsea, Carlee, and Jace Hirano. He was predeceased by wife, Gladys Inaba. Visitation at 5 pm on Tuesday (April 3) at Hosoi Mortuary. Services will be held at 6 pm. No flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Sun Im (Sheila) Ishiguro

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Passed away on February 27, 2018 at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. Survived by Spouse, Dwight A. Ishiguro; Daughter, Rita S Finney & Robert Finney (Texas); Grandchildren, Leilani Finney & Walker (Bou) Finney; Sister, Sin, Sun Ae (Korea); Nieces and Nephews (Korea). Services held.

Frances Maude Koo

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Frances Maude Koo89, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2018 at Legacy House of Centennial Hills in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frances was born on July 9, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Julie and Ernest Dias. She worked as a Purchasing Agent at Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center, where she later retired. Frances was married to James Koo (1920-2006) and had one daughter, Pua. After retirement, Frances and James spent most of their time playing golf and spending time with family. Frances loved playing card games of any kind and was a real competitive spirit. She especially enjoyed playing "King's Corner" with her friends from Pacifica Senior Living San Martin where she resided until January 2018. She also enjoyed various outings she took all over Las Vegas, especially the ones to the casinos! More often than not, Frances could be found with knitting needles in hand; knitting and crocheting leis and scarves was a cherished hobby of hers. If you ever received a lei or scarf from Frances, you could be sure that she appreciated you greatly! Frances is survived by her sister, Juliet K. Branigan; daughter, Pua Dorothy (Wilbur); grandchildren: Dean Dorothy (Michele), Carine Flippin (Clay), and Derek Dorothy (Jessica); and five great grandchildren: Paige, Matthew, Tyler, Roman, and Gabriella. The family also sends a special thanks to Nathan Adelson Hospice and all her caregivers who supported her during her illness. Services will be held for Frances on O'ahu; the date has not been determined. We will miss you! A hui hou (until we meet again)!

Dickey Harold Kruger

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60, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Kailua on March 13, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Scattering of ashes: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Maunalua Bay. Celebration of Life: 1:00 p.m. at Kuliouou Park.
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Yasuto Kubota

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87, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on February 2, 2018. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Okyae Mangrobang

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78, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on February 13, 2018. She was born in Seoul, Korea. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Sister Margaret Antone Milho

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84, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in St. Francis Convent on March 14, 2018. She was born in Kilauea, Kaua'i. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Eulogy: 9:45 a.m.; Mass: 10:00 on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at St. Francis Convent, Pamoa Road, Manoa Valley. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Karen Matsue Mizuta

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91, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on March 2, 2018. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
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Harold Hiroshi Morita

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85, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on March 8, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Frederick Francis O’Riley, Jr.

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82, of Riverbank, California, died in Wahiawa on March 21, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Celebration of Life: 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Haleiwa Beach Park, (Canoe Club launch).
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Colleen Burke Oakes

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86, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 26, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Private Service held.
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Carolyn L. Pacheco

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72, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, died in Kailua onFebruary 27, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at St. George Church, Waimanalo.
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Adeline Nefulda Padello

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83, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on March 16, 2018. She was born in Wailuku, Maui.
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Marjorie Padua

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70, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on February 23, 2018. She was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel.
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Carol J. Freitas Vincent Sanchez

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73, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Waianae on March 11, 2018. She was born in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. Celebration of Life: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 85-1383 Waianae Valley Road, Waianae.
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Thao N. Ta

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87, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on March 14, 2018. He was born in Fujian, China. Visitation: 9:30 AM; Services: 10:30 AM on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary Vineyard Chapel. Burial: 2 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Thomas Keiji Tochiki

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Thomas Keiji Tochiki29, passed away suddenly on March 2, 2018 at Queen's Medical Center after emergency heart surgery. Although Thomas' life was much too brief, he actually touched many lives with his creativity and humble, gentle spirit. Thomas' life was a gift and a blessing. He was born on October 20, 1988 with biliary atresia, lacking a bile duct system in his liver. Thomas' life expectancy was less than three years unless he could receive a liver transplant. He was among the first babies born in Hawai`i to have this surgery. The Ronald McDonald House in San Francisco became our home for six months while we waited for a new liver for Thomas. He received a liver transplant at the Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center just days after his first birthday, which was just weeks after the 1989 San Francisco earthquake. We are particularly grateful to the many doctors and nurses who skillfully cared for Thomas throughout his life, especially Dr. Ron Hino, Dr. Claire Wilson, those at the Kapi'olani Hospital, the Stanford Transplant Team, and Dr. Linda Wong. Life was challenging for Thomas, but he never complained. He struggled with side effects from anti-rejection medicine and survived several bouts of rejection, as well as a very painful intestinal obstruction and surgery in 2012. Most of Thomas' classmates, friends, and colleagues knew little about his transplant because he was very private about it. He knew the value of being an organ donor and checked off the organ donor box on his driver's license. His corneas were donated so that two people will be able to see. We are forever grateful to the family in California that donated their deceased child's liver to Thomas. We are able to treasure 29 years of memories because of that gift. We ask everyone reading this to consider becoming an organ donor. Thomas went to Alphabetland Preschool in Waipahu, Kanoelani Elementary School in Waipio, ASSETS High School, Kapi'olani Community College, and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Thomas earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Theater in 2013. Thomas' abilities in literature, poetry, music and theater were nurtured throughout his education by his teachers. We are grateful for all of his teachers throughout the years for their patience and inspiration. Thomas loved theater. He was a gifted light designer for many O'ahu theaters including The Actor's Group, Kumu Kahua, Central Theater Arts Academy, Playbuilders, Kennedy Theater, and many others. The Actor's Group (TAG) became his closest theater family. That was where he shined. Thomas joined TAG when he was 15 and a sophomore at ASSETS High School. He began as a volunteer, tidying up the theater before shows and helping at the refreshment table at intermission. A brilliant student and artist, he quickly progressed to running TAG's light board and went on to become TAG's light and sound designer and engineer. When Thomas first volunteered at TAG, it was a tiny theater in Kakaako. TAG has grown a lot since then, operating the Brad Powell Theater at Dole Cannery, and now considered one of Honolulu's finest community theaters. Thomas was TAG's light and sound designer for over 12 seasons which encompassed nearly 90 plays. He received six Po'okela awards from HSTC for light design, sound design, and service. Thomas was an unassuming person who was never one to stand out in a crowd; nonetheless, his passing leaves a gigantic hole in the heart of TAG. Eric Nemoto, TAG's founder and president, said, "Were we given the option of going through every hardship we've endured over 25 years a thousand times over in order to get our Thomas back, we'd do it in a heartbeat." Thomas was also lighting instructor at the Central Theater Arts Academy based at Mililani High School. Director Cari Taira wrote: "Thomas was a very special part of our world. He inspired our students to put forth their best effort and to be resourceful in thinking when adding light to the stage. As a designer, Thomas always found a way to make ideas and stories come to life through his lighting." Thomas is survived by his parents Laurie (Arial) and Norman Tochiki. Thomas was very close to his sisters Sarah Tochiki and Rachel Tochiki (Asa Berg) and they have a strong bond that will remain forever. He is also survived by his grandmother Loretta Edmunds; aunts and uncles Patricia & Ronald Tochiki; Sharon & Wilfred Tochiki; and Lynn and Randy Imai; and cousins, Keri and Sheri Tochiki; Mandy Klipinitser (Vlad); and Kelsey Imai. We will celebrate Thomas' life on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m.; program will begin at 6:30. Casual attire, no flowers please.

Stacy Ann Michiko Tokunaga

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49, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on February 1, 2018. She was born in Wahiawa. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Colbie Y. Urata

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32, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 16, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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