Archive for April 8th, 2018

Laurraine M.L. Aiona

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78, of Waianae, died in Honolulu on March 17, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 8:00 am. Services: 9:00 am. Scattering of ashes: 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 21 at Subland Beach Park.
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Daniel Pindao Andres

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68, of Wahiawa, HI, died in Wahiawa on February 15, 2018. He was born in Biding, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Services: 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 at Mililani Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Eunice Bow Sim Ching

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Eunice Bow Sim Ching, 88, of Moanalua passed away on February 28, 2018. She was born in Honolulu and graduated from Farrington High School. While working as a secretary at Hickam Air Force Base, she was a founding member of the Toastmistress Club on base. She enjoyed traveling, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and Moanalua Valley Community Association, and singing and serving at Community Church of Honolulu. She was predeceased by her husband Vernon. She is survived by son Jason, daughter Carolyn, son-in-law Donald Dennison, and grand- daughter Erin. All services are private. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel

Helen Shular Choy

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Helen Shular ChoyJanuary 11, 1918 - March 14, 2018 Helen Shular Choy, 100, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2018, in her Honolulu home, and was surrounded by caregivers and family who loved her. She was born in East Stone Gap, Virginia, to Joseph L. and Loretta Hurd Shular, the second of three children. "Henny" loved her family and growing up in a small town in the mountains of Virginia. Her home environment included lively conversations on all subjects, including politics and generous amounts of wit. From this beginning, grew her interests in creative writing, study of the French language and piano, a flair for fashion and home decorating, as well as an enthusiasm for politics. Education was highly valued; she attended East Stone Gap High School, where she was the valedictorian, and went on to James Madison University (Harrison State Teachers' College), earning a BA. After graduation, Helen began a career as an English teacher at Waynesboro High School, and was offered a position to train teachers at Florida State University, at 23, but returned to Waynesboro, where she preferred hands-on teaching of students. She worked at a radio station in Charlottesville, Virginia, during one summer vacation, and returned to Waynesboro to continue teaching. During that summer, she met her husband, Herbert Young Cho Choy, who was there for a six week orientation course in military government. They married June 19, 1945, in Denver, Colorado, and he returned to his California military base, and she back to Waynesboro. Helen accompanied Herbert to Honolulu, the fall of 1946, via an army transport ship. She made a conscious decision to leave teaching, in order to support her husband's law career and subsequent judgeship on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, to be available to travel with him, and to create a nurturing home for him to return to daily. Their "Federal Family" consisted of Judge Choy's law clerks and the other judges and their spouses, with whom reunions were a consistent joy to both Helen and Herbert. To continue to give to society, Helen volunteered for a program for the blind at the Hawaii State Library, where she was also a board member. She was a committee member on the Lawyers' Wives and on the board of the Alliance Francais, heading an immersion program and setting-up a daytime conversation group. She worked two to three sessions with the legislature in Senator Hiram Fong's office, when he was Speaker of the State House of Representatives, as a receptionist and researcher. During Senator Fong's first campaign, she headed the Women's Committee. She and her husband were members of the University Avenue Baptist Church. They had been married for 59 years, when Herbert died on March 10, 2004. The basic foundation for everything in her life was her faith in God and her love for her husband and family. This elegant, kind, brilliant and generous Virginian Belle is already missed and loved by many. She is preceded in death by her dear husband Herbert Young Cho Choy, parents Joseph L. and Loretta Hurd Shular, sister Ruth Shular Curtis (always considered her best friend), brother Joseph Shular, Jr. Helen is survived by her nieces Merrill Curtis Hemmert, Linda S. Warner, Merrill S. Cox, Diane Choy Fujimura, Peggy Choy, Patrice Choy, Shelley Choy and Mona KimBrown, nephews Joseph Shular III, George Shular, Richard Shular, Glenn Choy, Jerald Kim and Tracy Kim, in addition to several grandnieces and grandnephews. Family members would like to express deepest appreciation to Helen's loyal and loving personal assistant Shari Toyama, and caregiving staff: Marites, Delia, Arnolfa, Leslie, Amparito, Dwayne-Marie, Miguela, and Evelyn. Services will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, Friday, April 20, 2018, with 9:30 a.m. Visitation, 10:30 Chapel Service, and 12:30 p.m. Burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University Avenue Baptist Church, 2305 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel

KAM CHONG CHUN

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KAM CHONG CHUN95, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2018. Born in Honolulu. Proud WWII Army Veteran. Retired warehouseman with the Dept. of Army. Enjoyed spending time with family and grandkids, traveling, especially to Las Vegas. Survived by wife, Wan Kuen; children, Eileen Sakoda (Keith), Tilda Wong (Nelson), Andrew Chun, Audrey Horimoto (Garret); grandchildren, Kennan, Kylie, Camryn; sister, Gee Moi Chun Low of Oakland, CA. Visitation: 9:30am; Service: 10:30am on Tuesday, April 17 at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Committal Service: 2:00pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.

JAMES HERBERT DORSEY

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JAMES HERBERT DORSEYBorn April 12, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois to Donald H. and Faye (Shirey) Dorsey. Passed away March 26, 2018 at Hauula, Hawaii, after enjoying a fruitful life working in varying capacities on construction projects in Arizona and Hawaii. Jim attended North Phoenix High School and Arizona State University where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, graduating in 1959 with a degree in Construction Engineering. He greatly enjoyed trips to Lake Powell in Arizona/ Utah, and shared a dream home designed and built with wife Sandy in Payson, Arizona. Survived by wife Sandra, sister Gail Driggs, daughters Holly (Robert) Roberts, Jamie (Dennis) Myers, son Donald (Elaine); stepsons Stephen, Joseph (Sirena), Samuel (Buppa), Stuart (Enjoli) Bennett and stepdaughter Jessica (Elden) Benito. Jim was preceded in death by his brother Ronald Gene and son John Edward. Jim was "Grandpa" to 22 and "Great Grandpa" to 9 children. Jim's Hawaii family will celebrate his life privately, service to be held later in Phoenix, Arizona.

Georgiana A. Downey

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97, of Kamuela, died in Hilo on December 1, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 am Services: 10:30 am on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel.
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Laura Shigeno Freeman

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Age 88, of Honolulu, passed away April 3, 2018. Laura was born on October 28, 1929 in Honolulu. Laura is predeceased by her Husband Randolph Takeo Freeman, Father Pierce Kametaro Miyasato, Mother Shizuko Miyasato - Shimabukuro; survived by Sons, Gary G. Maeshiro and Alton A. (Susan Zane) Maeshiro; Daughter, Shirley F. Maeshiro; Grandchildren, Crystal H. (Daniel) Nelson, Ashley A. Maeshiro, and Kobe Z. Maeshiro. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Annette Leialoha Hazzard

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98, of Waimanalo, HI, died in Waimanalo on March 14, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 8:00 a.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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PHILIP TAN SUE HO

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Philip Tan Sue Ho, 93, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on March 24, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 27, 1924 and is survived by his children Hannah Mae, Harrison and Heather. Philip was predeceased by his loving wife of 68 years, Betty Umeyo Saito Ho, on March 21, 2017. A Memorial service will be held on April 10, 2018; Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m., at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Honolulu, Hawaii. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. No flowers please.

Joseph Nahinu Hoopai, Sr.

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84, of Ewa Beach, HI, died in Ewa Beach on February 22, 2018. He was born in Maui, HI. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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Beatrice S. Hoshino

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79, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Aiea on March 25, 2018. She was born in Ewa, Hawaii. Private Services.
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Norman Kam Chew Hu

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73, of Honolulu, HI, died in Honolulu on January 28, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, HI. Private Service.
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Roy H. Idemoto

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74, of Honolulu, passed away on April 1, 2018 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu and graduated from Kaimuki High School in 1961 and the University of Hawaii. He was a retired Intelligence Specialist with the Federal Government. He is survived by his wife, Susan; brother, George; sisters, Ellen Sakasegawa, Irene Oku and Dale Matsumoto; nieces and nephews. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 11 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Maria Acidera Igarta

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103, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on February 2, 2018. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park.
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George Mutsuo Iwane, Jr.

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72, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on March 15, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Services: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Scattering of ashes: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at He'eia Kea Pier.
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Izetta “Iz” Kahaunani Iwata

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79, of Honolulu, HI, died on Monday, February 26, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 5:00 PM; Services: 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Private inurnment.
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Stanley Kamakananahukilani Kamaka

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Stanley Kamakananahukilani Kamaka79, born April 9, 1938, passed with dignity at Castle Hospital in the early morning of March 20, 2018, of natural causes. Survived by his children and their spouses, Ron K. (Lynda) Kamaka, Betty A. Kamaka, Marelee I. (John) Ernestberg, Terilee L. (Rod) McBride, Randy K. (Stephanie) Kamaka, and Kimberly L. Kamaka. Grandfather of 13, and great grandfather of 13, Kamaka was affectionately known as Papa. Preceded in death parents, Ronald Kamakananahukilani Kamaka and Polly Ann Kealiihoonanipua Pahia, of Waikane, and siblings McRonald Kamaka, Raymond Kamaka, William Kamaka, Violet Kaleleiki, Helene Toscano, and Daniel Kamaka. He is survived by siblings Albert Kamaka, Benjamin Kamaka, Charles Kamaka, and Yvonne Bagor. A graduate of Castle High School Class of 1956, Kamaka calls for Hawaii to solve homelessness and to care for those most in need with a "Loving Spirit of Aloha". His life will be Celebrated later this summer with family and friends. Contact, ronkamaka@gmail.com for memorial announcements.

Alice L. Kaneao

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84, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, died in residence, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on March 12, 2018. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Visitation: 6 p.m. Service on Friday, April 13, 2018 at LDS church in Kailua-Kona. Services: 9 a.m. visitation, 10 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, April 14 at at the church. Burialon Saturday, April 14 at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa, Hawaii.
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Karlette Kehaulani Kaniho

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64, of Kamuela, died in Kealakekua on March 19, 2018. She was born in Honokaa. Visitation: 8 to 9:45 a.m. Service 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea. Urn Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery, Mormon Section.
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Henrietta Meli Kaniho

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90, of Pearl City, HI, died in Honolulu on February 15, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 6:00-9:00 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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Sandra Sumie Katada, “Sandy”

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SANDRA SUMIE KATADA, SANDY Age 62, of Honolulu. Died peacefully with her family at her bedside on March 15, 2018. Sandy was dearly loved by her family and friends. She is survived by husband, Daniel Katada; daughter, Sabe (Walton) Enos; son, Jason (Jennifer) Katada; son, Raymond Katada; grandson, Jake; granddaughter, June. A Celebration of Life will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Visitation at 10 a.m., and service at 11 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

George Joseph “Junior” Keli’i

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George Joseph 77, of Kaneohe, peacefully passed away at home on March 7, 2018. He was a Retired 1st Class machinest at HECO and served in the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his Grandson Justin Joseph Keli'i; Survived by wife Priscilla; daughters, Deborah, Danielle & Denise; son Kiyohisa Hirano; 8 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; sisters Barbara Souza & Dolores Ahlo; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Services: 10:00 a.m. on April 11, 2018 at Calvery Chapel, Kaneohe. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Justin Joseph Keli’i

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Justin Joseph Keli'iAugust 10, 1981 - April 8, 2011 " 7 Years Since You've Been Gone, Not A Day Goes By That We Dont Miss You.... Give Papa a Kiss for Us ~ "

George Joseph Kelii

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77, of Kaneohe, died in Kaneohe, Hawaii on March 7, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Services: 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Calvary Chapel Kaneohe. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Harue Kobayashi

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89, of Kahului, died in Wailuku on March 27, 2018. She was born in Peahi, Maui. Visitation: 4 p.m. Services: 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Inurnment
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Daniel Yukio Koga

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81, of Kapolei, died in Honolulu on March 26, 2018. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. Visitation: 5pm Services: 6pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
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Ben D. Kosa

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Ben D. KosaLong time Kailua and Honolulu resident, Ben Duane Kosa, 92, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2018 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. Ben was born on February 7, 1925 in Sedro Wooley, WA to parents John and Fredrica Kosa. Ben was a graduate of Lincoln High School (Seattle) and joined the Navy after his graduation in 1942. After the war, Ben went to and graduated from the University of Washington in 1949. Ben moved his young family to the Territory of Hawaii in 1955 as Chief of Planning for the Air Force stationed at Hickam. After years of travel and deployments all around the Pacific Rim, his longest being the three years in Viet Nam prior to the fall in 1975, he retired from Hickam as Chief of Civil Engineering in the 80's. Ben then went to work for the State of Hawaii as Operations manager of the Kauai Airport, then Operations manager of Honolulu International Airport in the 90's. Still not ready to retire, Ben then worked for KFC Engineering in Honolulu as a consultant until his final retirement at the age of 82. For 60 years, Ben also designed and built numerous homes in Washington, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island with his own personal architectural design firm. Ben is preceded in death by his parents, John and Frederica Kosa, his brother John Kosa, sister Vivian Zydek and grandson Bryan Kosa. He is survived by his children from his first marriage, Karen (Lindsay) Kosa, Gig Harbor, WA; Kris (Ed) Kosa-Correia, Honoka'a, HI; Jon Kosa, Whidbey Island, WA; and Rene Kosa, Cle Elum, WA. Also, his 7 grandchildren: John Scoutten (Nashville, TN); Michael Scoutten (Tacoma, WA); Sharon Brack (Huddersfield, England); Stacie Higgins (Hilo, HI), Trevor Kosa (Olympia, WA); Ricky Kosa (Philadelphia, PA) and Jesse Kosa (Tacoma, WA), along with Ben's 18 great grandchildren. Ben is also survived by his hanai children, David (Michiko) Maniaci, Honolulu, HI; Carol Maniaci, Honolulu, HI; and Sophia Maniaci Stajduhar, Mossy Rock, WA along with Ben's 5 hanai grandchildren. Ben is also survived by wife Lien. Private services for friends and family were held February 5 at Punchbowl.

Kellye Dawn Labrador

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52, of Makawao, Maui, died on February 27, 2018 in Wailuku, Maui. She was born on February 3, 1966 in Oklahoma. Visitation/Service: 1pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Waipuna Church Kula.
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Charles P. K. Lee

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88, of Aiea, passed away on February 7, 2018. Born in Hawaii, he was a retired computer programmer for the U.S. Government at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Preceded in death by wife, Alyce, he is survived by his son, Dr. Cameron (Suzette) Lee; daughter, Charlene Lee Martin; grandchildren Candace (Michael-David) Tam; Cameron and Kristin Lee. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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