Archive for May 20th, 2018

Melvin T. Afong

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71, of Kaneohe, died in Honolulu on April 21, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10 am Services: 11 am on Saturday, May 26 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Kaneohe.
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HENRY BAKER AKIU, JR.

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HENRY BAKER AKIU, JR. Born June 21, 1938 in Honolulu, passed peacefully on April 12, 2018 at the age of 79. Preceded in death by his parents Henry Baker Sr. & Myrtle Akiu; his brother Alvin Akiu & son Daniel Akiu. Survived by wife, Charleen Akiu; Sons: Michael (Sheraine) Akiu, Malcolm (Dee) Akiu, Scotty Akiu (Wendy); Grandchildren: Michael (Amy) Akiu, Bubba (Brittany) Akiu, Kimo (Tiarae) Akiu, Tiana (Keola) Kia'aina, Jacobe Akiu, Johnasen Akiu, Alaka'i Akiu; Great- Grandchildren: Isaiah, Micah, Nohea, Damian, Kyah, Kaylee, Makoa, Brees & Lillian Akiu. Memorial service will be held at 09:00am, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at St. John Vianney Parish in Kailua.

Steven Colt Alber

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Steven Colt AlberSteve, 72, died April 4, 2018 at Pohai Nani Care Center from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born March 22, 1946 in San Francisco to Ruth and George Alber. His father, a career Air Force Officer, flew P-38's during WWII. Steve spent his childhood in Japan, various parts of the US, and in Europe. His life-long love of airplanes, military history and all things aeronautical began at an early age. Steve earned a BA in Far Eastern and Russian Studies from the University of Washington in 1968; and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the USAF at the same time. While on Active Duty, he earned a Master's in Russian Studies from George Washington University, a Masters in Business from the U. of N. Colorado and a BA in Computer Science from Roosevelt University. Steve spent his 23-year Air Force career as an Intelligence Officer. He served in Vietnam; was stationed in Alamogordo, NM, Colorado Springs, Washington, D.C, and briefly in Geneva while assigned to work on the Salt II Agreement. He earned his pilot's license while in New Mexico. Steve retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel in 1991. His last assignment was as Deputy Commander of the 548th Reconnaissance Technical Group at Hickam Air Force Base. Steve married his wife, Linn, in 1988. Steve had a 15-year second career as an Energy Planner for the State of Hawaii. He managed "The Hawaii Energy Strategy" project, published in 2000. During part of this time he taught Business courses at Hawaii Pacific University. After he retired in 2007, Steve spent many hours volunteering at the Pacific Aviation Museum, where he was a Founding Member. He amassed a large aviation and military history library, focusing on WWII. Steve enjoyed skiing, running, hiking, sailing and doing projects around the house - especially those requiring multiple trips to the hardware store. He liked travelling, going to the opera and to Symphony concerts with Linn. Steve excelled at making model airplanes and train layouts. He continued to use this talent by creating a series of "boy" themed Christmas trees with moving parts that he donated to the Honolulu Academy of Art's annual fundraiser. They were a huge success! Steve was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2000. He maintained his avid interest in aviation and military history, his sense of humor and his gentle, kind disposition, throughout his long struggle. He put up a good fight. Steve is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linn, his sister Leslie (Gene Medina), brother Bruce (Lynette); five nephews and three grand-nieces; Linn's sister Jane Redmond, husband Jim; and their children Andrea WIlburn (Jim), Neil (Chloe), Leah and two grand- nephews. Private services. Donations may be made to the Pacific Aviation Museum. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

MARY ELIZABETH GLADDING BACON

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MARY ELIZABETH GLADDING BACONMary Elizabeth Gladding, 73, only daughter of Honolulu Osteopathic Physicians Frank. O. Gladding (deceased) and Elizabeth R. Gladding (deceased), passed away peacefully on May 4 after a long illness, surrounded by a circle of loving family and friends. She was married to Jerome K. Bacon, her soulmate, and they had fifty years of travel, motorcycle touring, singing and dancing together and, especially raising their daughter Kristin. Born and raised in Honolulu, and longtime resident of Manoa valley, she attended Hanahauoli and Punahou Schools, graduating class of '63. She graduated from Beaver College in Pennsylvania with a BA in Sociology. Passionate about snorkeling, Mary was a lifelong member of the Outrigger Canoe Club. Her beautiful soprano voice uplifted the Punahou Alumnae Glee Club and she was known to be inspired to spontaneously and frequently sing. She volunteered with the Lyon Arboretum and Hawaii Humane Society, and was a Board Member of the Eye of the Pacific. She was a licensed massage therapist. Mary was endlessly creative, thoughtful, and generous. Mary's friendly personality radiated enthusiastic joy, fun, and love so she made friends with all whom she met. She valued the earth, animals, and plants, saw beauty in all of nature, and had a powerful green thumb. She practiced many care of the earth techniques long before recycling, composting and "repurpose-ing" were popular. Survived by husband, Jerome, daughter Kristin, and daughter-in- law Siobhan. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 2, 2018 at Unity Church of Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to the Hawaiian Humane Society would be gratefully accepted. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Marion Louise Barr

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94, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on May 13, 2018. She was born in Lidgerwood, North Dakota. Inurnment: 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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ROSINA WAI BUSH

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ROSINA WAI BUSH ROSINA WAI BUSH Rosina Kapulani Wai Bush, affectionately called "Sister," passed away March 9, 2018, at the age of 93. She was born April 27, 1924, in Honolulu to Kim Wai and Rosina Lambert Wai, and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. Rosina was a homemaker, court clerk, caregiver, shop manager, legendary cook and accomplished ukulele player, honing her musical skills under the guidance of lifetime friend, the late Kahauanu Lake. She cherished time with her family and friends, especially if Hawaiian music and food were involved. Rosina was preceded in death by three brothers (Francis Wai, Conkling Wai, and Robert Wai) and her beloved infant daughter, Rosina "Baby" Bush. She is survived by sons, Theodore K. Bush, Jr. (Holly) and Francis K. Bush, brother Lambert K. Wai, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Elks Lodge 616 on Friday, June 1, 5-7pm. Private burial.

George Cabral

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88, of Ookala, Hawaii, died in Ookala on April 27, 2018. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. Visitation: 8 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Burial: to follow on Saturday, May 26 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No.2.
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CORAZON “CORA” ALBERTA CALUB CACAL

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58, of Cypress, Texas, formerly of Pearl City, died March 16, 2018. Born in Honolulu. Visitation at 10A.M. Friday, May 25th at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass 11:30Am. Burial at 1pm at Mililani Mortuary. No flowers please!

BEATRICE LABORADO CANADILLA

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Beatrice Laborado Canadilla from Mililani. Born 11/6/21 and died on 5/2/18 at Wahiawa Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Retired from Wahiawa General Hospital. Survived by Sisters: Esther Ward and Helen Newman; Children: Winnie Lee, Eunice (Ron) Paglinawan, Mackey (Ernest) Derige and Nolan Canadilla; 6 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great- Great-Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services 5/24/18 at Our Lady of Sorrows in Wahiawa. Visitation 9:30am to 10:30am, 10:30am Family Program, 11:00 to 12:00pm Mass, 1:30pm Burial at Mililani Cemetery. Aloha attire, No flowers.

Maile Y.K. (Ching) Cazimero

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Maile Y.K. (Ching) CazimeroAge 92, of Aiea, was called home to her Lord in the early morning of April 21, 2018. Maile was born on July 2, 1925 in Niuli'i, Kohala, Hawai'i to James Yun Choy Ching and Ruth Loi Chau Chu. Mom loved and missed her parents and 3 older brothers: Sky, Raymond, and Sing Kui Ching. Maile attended Makapala School and graduated from Kohala High School. She worked as a substitute teacher and Cafeteria Manager at Makapala School prior to marrying the love of her life, Louie Cazimero. When Dad found work at the Pearl Harbor Shipyard, Mom and Dad moved to O'ahu. Mom was a housewife and, while watching her own children, would provide childcare for others. She later would watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom was skilled in crocheting, sewing, cooking, and baking. After Dad retired in 1975, they frequented Las Vegas 4-5 times a year with the Economics Club. Mom would bake Mango Bread to share with her extended ohana at the Las Vegas Club. Mom enjoyed playing Keno and the video poker game. She delighted in sharing her winnings by treating us to many dinners. Maile was the matriarch of our family and is now reunited with her husband of nearly 61 years, Louie Cazimero. She is survived by her children: Vanetta (Norman, dec.) Okinaka; Althea (Abraham Kahai) Cazimero-Kahai, Louella (Eddy Bactad, dec.) Cazimero- Bactad; Doris (Samuel, Jr.) Rowland; Dalton (Poxie) Cazimero, and Waldon (Jennette) Cazimero; 22 Grandchildren; 43 great-grand- children; and 16 great-great grandchildren. FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY CALL ON MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018, FROM 9AM AT NU'UANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY. CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BEGIN AT 10AM. BURIAL AT HAWAI'I STATE VETERAN'S CEMETERY (KANE'OHE) AT 1:00PM. CASUAL ATTIRE. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Mei Yeh Cheng

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71, of Kailua-Kona, died in residence on April 25, 2018. She was born in Taiwan. Private services.
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Judy Ann Chun

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62, of Mililani, Hawaii,, died in Mililani on May 2, 2018. She was born in Detroit, Michigan. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Jacqueline Mae DeSantos

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74, of Vacaville, California, died on August 21, 2016 in Vacaville, California. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Burial: 12:30 pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Cecilia L. Fong

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80, of Kahuku, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on April 25, 2018. She was born in Hana, Maui.Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Laie LDS Hawaii, North Stake Center, back Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.
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SYDNEY T. FUJITA, M.D.

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SYDNEY T. FUJITA, M.D.Sydney T. Fujita was born in a plantation house in Kealia, Kauai in 1922. In 1941 he attended Redlands College in California, only to be displaced to a Japanese American relocation camp in Poston, Arizona. Through the efforts of Reverend Ivan Bell and wife Olga he was released to continue his college education at Denison University in Ohio where he graduated magna cum laude in 2.5 years. Without any interview requests, he showed up at Temple University in Philadelphia, met and impressed the director of admissions and was admitted into medical school. He completed his training in OB/GYN at Tripler Army Medical Center and served a 1 year internship in Chicago only to be drafted during the Korean War and served as a captain at Tripler Army Medical Center. He practiced over 40 years and brought thousands of babies into the world. He was full of life, warmth and friendship and will be greatly missed by his family and many patients. Dr. Fujita is survived by his wife, Helen, daughters Gail (David) and Jan (Keith), and son Jon (Brenda), and grandchildren Aaron Karlen (Amanda), Naomi Karlen (Darin Lim Yankowitz), Jennifer Allen-Fujita (Lance), Michael Fujita, Jason Fujita, Troy Okazaki, and Ty Okazaki. Surrounded by his family he passed away peacefully on April 20, 2018. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Deborah Jean Kanoilani Fukuyama

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64, of Nanakuli, died in Makaha on April 6, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 1:00pm on Sunday, May 27 at Soka Gakkai International USA.
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Jane M. Funai

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90, of Waipahu, died in Honolulu on May 6, 2018. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. Private services.
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Lillian Kazuko Furumori

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92, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on March 30, 2018. She was born in Kailua Kona. Services: 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 27 at Palolo Hongwanji Mission.
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Linda S. Garcia

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Linda S. GarciA Linda S. GarciA LINDA S. GARCIA January 7, 1950 April 27, 2018 Wife of old Kama'aina business owner Clifford J. Garcia of Tropical Lamp & Shade Co. "The love of my life, soulmate, mother of my two girls, and grandmother of our first granddaughter. We were together for 46 years and on April 24th, the worst day of my life, my wife came to our bedroom and said to me 'Cliff, I can't breathe.' Her tongue started to swell, blocking her airway. My daughters and my son-in-law, who is a doctor, helped her while the paramedics were en route. She had an allergic reaction to something unknown that the doctors were unable to identify. We'll never have the answers we so desperately need. This is the hardest and saddest thing that could have happened. Tropical Lamp & Shade Co. was started by my dad in 1943. We have been in Kaka'ako since 1950. I have continued to run this business since my dad's passing in 1996. Linda helped me in my life for 46 years, and she has left us way too soon. She was a wonderful mother to our two daughters, whom we enjoyed caring for very much. She loved collecting antiques and collectables. In our free time together, we enjoyed watching American Pickers, Pawn Stars, and old westerns. She is missed dearly and was the sweetest woman you could have ever met. Linda was born in Crookston, MN and came to Hawaii in 1972 to visit her brother out of Vietnam. We met through her brother, and she never left. We married in 1975, and we lived happily ever after in Kailua until this nightmare happened. She was a strong believer in God, and God has taken her from me way too soon." "Love your mother, wife, grandmother every day, say "I love you", the unexpected could happen at any time as it happened to me. Until we meet again, I love you Linda with all my heart and soul. Cliff ~ " Linda worked as a waitress at the Chart House restaurant and Matteo's Italian restaurant downtown. She also worked in sales at Bevway Corp. and Tropical Lamp & Shade Co. with her husband Cliff, helping him out in the family business. Linda is survived by husband Cliff, daughters Kellie DeFriece and Gabrielle Garcia, granddaughter Dylan DeFriece, son-in-law Josh DeFriece, mother Genevieve Bruley of Crookston MN, brothers Bill and Gary Bruley of MN, aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence "Classy" Bruley. Services will be held on May 26th at 10:00am at St. Patrick's Church where she and Cliff were married.

Nora Macabeo Garcia

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70, of Kapaa, died on April 12, 2018 at her home. She was born on January 10, 1948 in Manila, Philippines. Visitation: 8:00 am; Service: 10:00 am on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at St. Catherine Church. Burial: 11:15 am at Kealia Cemetery.
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Richard Joseph Gaspar, Jr.

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78, of Kailua Kona, died in Kailua Kona on May 7, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Services at a later date.
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KENNETH SUSUMU HASEGAWA

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77, of Honolulu passed away April 8, 2018. Born in Kekaha, Kauai. Retired National Guard Aircraft Mechanic. Survived by wife, Harriet; brother, Stanley; sister, Elaine (Dennis) Kato; sisters-in-law, Michie and Hiromi; predeceased by brothers, Harold and Walter. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Kwang Cha Hata, “Lee”

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Kwang Cha Hata, KWANG CHA HATA, LEE KWANG CHA "LEE" HATA Age 74 of Aiea, passed away May 5, 2018. Born in Busan, Korea. Survived by husband, George Hata. Celebration of Life service 4 p.m. Monday May 14, 2018 at Club Genji, 1785 S. King St, Honolulu. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary

Joan Tsugiko Hayamoto

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94, of Pearl City, HI, died in Honolulu on April 1, 2018. She was born in Papaikou, HI. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Elaine Sachiko Hiraishi

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82, of Kailua Kona, died in Holualoa on April 27, 2018. She was born in Hilo. Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m.; Service: 11:00 a.m on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Kealakehe High School baseball field.
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Grace Tomie Honda

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97, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was born in Waimanalo. Private Services.
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John Hoxie Jr.

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77, of Haiku, died in Haiku on May 10, 2018. He was born in Molokai. Services will be held on Maui at a later date.
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GAIL MOFFAT HUDSON

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GAIL MOFFAT HUDSON GAIL MOFFAT HUDSON Celebrating the memory of Gail Moffat Hudson who passed away two years ago on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her home in Honolulu, Hawaii, comforted by her loving husband, Phillip Buck Olsen, and family. Born in New York, NY, on August 2, 1938, Gail Cranford Moffat, daughter of George Palmer Moffat, Jr. and Marion (Stuckless) Moffat, lived a full and graceful life until age 77. Gail's memory lives on thanks to her dedication and recruiting efforts for more than 125 young women from Hawaii who matriculated at Mount Holyoke College for Women, South Hadley, MA, Gail and her mother's alma mater. We often are reminded of Gail's generous contributions to her beloved community organizations, the Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, Manoa Valley Theater, Diamond Head Theater, Hawaii Public Radio, and the Hawaii Parkinson Association. How do I love thee, let me continue to count the ways, with many lasting memories, continued love, and endless aloha. ~Phil Olsen

Nancy “Alice” Jane Humbert

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66, of Waimea, Hawaii, died in Waimea, Hawaii on May 10, 2018. She was born in Toronto, Canada. Service information to be announced at a later date.
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Beatrice S. Jacobson

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100, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 29, 2018. She was born in Honokaa. Private Services to be held.
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