Archive for June 24th, 2018

Peter Nyland Adams

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67, of Lihue, Kauai, died in Lihue on June 15, 2018. He was born in Hawaii on October 27, 1950.
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Marguerite Melanie Matthews Aila, “Aunty Ipo”

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Marguerite Melanie Matthews Aila, MARGUERITE MELANIE MATTHEWS AILA, AUNTY IPO "I am always with you." 75, of Waianae, HI. Sunrise 5-17-42, Honolulu, HI - Sunset 2-25-18, Honolulu, HI. She attended Scared Hearts Elementary, Nanaikapono Middle School in Nanakuli, and graduated class of 1960 from Waianae High School. She married Anthony Aila, Sr. April 29, 1961. Marguerite enjoyed bowling, dancing, lei making, cooking and enjoyment with her Ohana. She is predeceased by her daughter, Andronette O. Aila, brother, David McShane, and sister, Eugenia Matthews. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Anthony K. Aila, Sr.; children, Antoinette K. Aila, Anthony K. Aila, Jr., Esther K. Aila; grand- children, Antoilana O. "Ming" Aila, Wailana A. Diaz, Alysha M. Aila, Melanie O. Aila, Andronette O. Aila, Dustin Basconis, Chantel Basconis, Dacia Basconis, Chaze Basconis, Jr., and Cody Basconis; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Darwynne P. "Moki" (Rayvane) Matthews, Edward K. "Makaio" (Cherie) Matthews, Edmond (Zelda) McShane; sisters, Alice A. (Douglas) Correia, Chalene Awo, Marlene McShane; many nieces & nephews; grandnieces & nephews; great- grandnieces & nephews. Celebration of Life to be held at Waianae Sacred Hearts Church on June 30, 2018. Visitation 9:00 to 10:00 am. Mass 10:00 to 11:00 am. Shared meal 11:00 to 2:00 pm. To All Whom Celebrate with the AILA OHANA, "Mahalo Nui and God Bless". Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Tammy B. Alboro

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54, of Lanai City, died in Lanai City on May 4, 2018. She was born in Oahu, HI. Visitation: 9am-10am Services: 10am on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Norman's Mortuary.
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Gertrude I. Anzai

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83, of Honolulu, HI, died in Honolulu on June 7, 2018. She was born in Wahiawa, HI. Private Services held.
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Stacie Lehuaalohanani Harumi Anzai

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Stacie Lehuaalohanani Harumi AnzaiAge 41, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 17, 2018 at her home in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 28, 1977 to Harry Anzai Sr and Rene Fujimoto (Perkins). Stacie began her working career at World Cafe where she met a group of girls who would become her best friends. She eventually moved on and worked for many years at Pali Longs as a clerk. In 2006 she made the decision to transfer to their Las Vegas store to be near her family. Stacie wanted to try her hand in the hotel industry and got a job at Ceasars Palace where she became a concierge for many years. Throughout her various careers she established many friendships. Stacie is preceded in death by her father Harry Anzai Sr, and survived by her mother Rene Perkins (Nathaniel), brothers Harry Anzai Jr (Allyson), Harrison Anzai (Malia), Jordan Lum; aunties, uncles and two nieces, Isabella and Raelyn Anzai, cousins and her best friends (BG girls). Funeral service will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Thursday, June 28. Visitation will begin at 5:00pm followed by services at 6:00pm. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Constance “Connie” E. Apuna-Diego

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65, of Mililani, HI, died in Honolulu on May 13, 2018. She was born in Wahiawa, HI. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Janice Marie Bappe

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Janice Marie BappeJanice Marie Bappe, age 92, died unexpectedly at home March 4. Miss Bappe was born in 1925 in Ames, Iowa, to Lena Nelson and Edwin Bappe, and grew up in Mason City and Fort Dodge, Iowa. After high school in Fort Dodge, she entered nurses' training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and then, on something of a whim, took her first job in Hawaii at Kahuku Medical Center. In 1953, she joined the Army as a nurse and was stationed in Germany. She returned to Hawaii after, purchased the home in Waikiki where she lived until her death, and continued her career with tuberculosis patients at Leahi Hospital and then in maternity at Tripler Army Hospital until her retirement in the late 1980s. Miss Bappe, although not a native, was devoted to Hawaii and Honolulu. A resident since the early 1950s, she voted 'no' on the 1959 state referendum for admission to statehood. She was active at her local community board and often visited the state legislature to testify regarding proposed legislation, especially on quality of life issues. She gave up her car after retirement and walked or took the bus all over Hononlulu; many may remember seeing her, always in a mu'umu'u, coming home from shopping or walking in her beloved Kapiolani Park. Miss Bappe is survived by her nephew Mark Libbey, of NJ, and grand-niece, Anna Carl, of California. A memorial gathering will take place at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel on Sunday, July 1, from 11am-1pm. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary

Stanley Batula

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Stanley BatulaAugust 26, 1939 - May 24, 2018 78, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on May 24, 2018 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. Born and raised in Palama and graduated from Farrington High School in 1957. He was an active member of the FHS Alumnai Association and a veteran of the USAF. He was employeed at Hawaiian Electric Company in the engineering department for over 35 years. His parents were Esteban Balaga Batula and Poinciana Saramosing Candilasa Batula. Brothers: Albert (Vicky), Barney (Cris), Robert (Florence), Ronald (Pat), Woody (Joan), and Whalen Batula; Sisters: Arleen (Albert) Laimana, Madeleine (Robert) Bolosan and Stephanie Batula. Numerous nieces, nephews and a very special great-nephew, Justin R. Bolosan. Services for Stanley will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Downtown, Honolulu. Viewing: 9:00 a.m.; Rememberance Service: 10:15 a.m.; Prayer Service: 11:00 a.m.; Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Wailani Adeline Bell

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87, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on June 9, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00pm Services: 6:00pm on Thursday, June 28 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
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Gwendolyn Borrero

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73, of Lanai City, died in Lanai on May 20, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10 a.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at King's Chapel Lanai.
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Monalisa Bucao

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64, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died in Las Vegas on April 18, 2018. She was born in Cebu, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Rodrigo E. Castro Sr.

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77, of Honolulu, HI, died in Aiea, HI on May 14, 2018. He was born in Philippines. Visitation: 930a.m. Services: 1030am on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 2p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park.
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Carol Ann Lanning Char

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Carol Ann Lanning Char72, a retired United Airlines reservationist, was called to join the angels on May 17 2018. Carol was born November 4, 1945, in Grant's Pass, Oregon, but fell in love with Hawaii and made it her home. She is survived by husband, Earle, and sons: Jean-Claude (Kitako), Cale, and Kellen. In Carol's honor, a Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018, at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary, Downtown Chapel. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Service: 6:30 p.m.

Gary H.P. Chun

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62, of Mililani, HI, died in Mililani on May 1, 2018. He was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel.
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RICHARD MICHAEL CONROY

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RICHARD MICHAEL CONROY73, of Honolulu, retired Vice- President for Theo Davies Food Group, passed away June 11, 2018 at the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Tacoma, WA. Survived by wife, Marian Ozaki Conroy; brothers, Mike (Randa) and Joe (Sue) Conroy of WA; brother-in-law, Milton (Carol) Ozaki; sister-in-law, Joyce Tomonari. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Thursday June 28, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 11:00 a.m. The family requests aloha attire be worn, no flowers and no monetary gifts. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Allan G. Corpuz

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41, of Seattle, died in Seattle, WA on June 2, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 am Services: 10:30 am on Friday, June 29 at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Burial: 1 pm at Valley of the Temples.
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Amonio C. Dacanay

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77, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on April 24, 2018. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 am on Saturday, June 30 at St Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial: 12 pm at Valley of the Temples.
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Modesta Domingo

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92, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Lahaina on June 10, 2018. She was born in the Philippines on November 4, 1925. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Nakamura Mortuary. Service: 8:30 a.m. on July 3 at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
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JESUS ERQUIZA

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90, of California City, CA, formerly of Waipahu, passed away on June 29, 2017. He was born in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines. He served 26 years in the U.S. Navy; was a veteran of WW II, Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also retired from The Queen's Medical Center. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Ascension, son Joseph, granddaughter Angel, and daughter-in-law Anne Le- Blanc-Erquiza. Survived by sons, Gordon (Nina), Leonard, James, and Jesse; daughters, Anna Warlick (Robert), Theresa Cagulada (Rudy), Christine, Jennifer, Susan Richard (Kevin); nine grand- children; four great-grandchild- ren; brothers, Jaime and Domingo of the Philippines; sisters, Leonora Bautista, Milagros Tamayo, Norma Bravo vda.de Barlaan, Luisa Palisoc of the Philippines and Lourdes Williams of United Kingdom. Military Honors Service on June 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Joanne Louise Flannery

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90, of St. Joseph, Michigan, formerly of Kailua, Hawaii, died in St. Joseph on April 20, 2018. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 27, 1927. Private Celebration of Life to be held in Kailua on July 3, 2018.
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William George Friel, Jr.

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75, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on June 15, 2018. He was born in New York. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Inurnment: 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5 at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
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Lois Hanawalt Gill

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Lois Hanawalt GillDecember 15, 1925 - May 22, 2018 Lois Hanawalt Gill of Honolulu, widow of the former Territorial and State Legislator, Congressman, and Lieutenant Governor Tom Gill, died of natural causes on May 22 at her home, surrounded by family, at age 92. She is survived by her six children: Thomas A. Gill of Honolulu, Andrea Gill of Hilo, Eric Gill of Honolulu, Ivan (Jeanette Olson) Gill of New Orleans, Timothy (May Lynne) Gill of Berkeley, and Gary (Susan Essoyan) Gill of Honoluluas well as twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Lois Gill was active throughout her married life as an advocate for public education, consumer protection, veterans' affairs, environmental protection, and civil rights. She was deeply involved in her late husband's political career and in the revitalization of Hawaii's Democratic Party in the 1950s and '60s. Born Lois Angelina Hanawalt in McFarland, CA, on December 15, 1925, she was one of 12 children. Her father, educator W.C. Hanawalt, was the fifth president of what is now La Verne College, and her mother was Pearl Etta Hanawalt. Lois grew up on farms in McFarland, CA, and Gettysburg, PA. Lois was a graduate of Gettysburg (PA) High School, Bakersfield (CA) Junior College, and the University of California at Berkeley, where she met her future husband, Thomas P. Gill. They were married at St. Clement's Church in Honolulu on August 25, 1947. Independent and self-reliant from a young age, Lois contributed her tireless work ethic, intense passion for fairness, and impeccable integrity to many causes. Active even in her final years, Lois was proud of the role she played in repealing legislation that undermined zoning protection for Hawaii's public lands. A woman of grace and determination, Lois was articulate and tenacious. She will be remembered by many for her sense of humor, resilience, competence, and dedication to her family. Lois' ashes will be interred alongside those of her late husband in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. A private memorial will be planned for a later date. Donations in her memory are invited to the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii Foundation and Hawaii Public Radio.

Jason Alan Gombio

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49, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on May 5, 2018. He was born in Philippines. Visitation: 11:00 am on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Alii Beach Haleiwa Lot 7B. Celebration of Life
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Henry Frederick Hartzer

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63, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on June 6, 2018. He was born in Los Angeles, CA. Scattering of ashes: to be determined
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Joyce K. Hashimoto

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99, of Honolulu, Hawaii. died in Honolulu on April 29, 2018. She was born in Wahiawa. Private Services held.
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Kikue “Kaye” Higuchi

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92, of Aiea, passed away on May 9, 2018 at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by her children, Russell (Liet), Brian (Deidere), Doreen (Ron) Takata and Robert (Luane); sister, Helen Kobashigawa; and by ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Miyoko Honma

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88, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on June 14, 2018. She was born in Ka'u on March 6, 1930.
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Howard M. Iwane

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67, of Mountain View, CA, died in Honolulu on March 25, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, HI. Private Services.
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EDWIN TETSUO KANEKO

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EDWIN TETSUO KANEKOEdwin Tetsuo Kaneko, 87, of Holualoa, died on April 26, 2018 at Nakamaru Hale Hospice of Kona. Born in Honalo, Hawaii on May 29, 1930 the sixth of eleven children. Ed's life truly exemplified the circle of life. As a child, he was raised on a coffee farm in the Honalo area of Kona. His family farmed 13 acres and all the kids were expected to pick coffee before school. One essential element of coffee picking were the lauhala baskets that they would all use when they harvested the beans. Ed joined the army before graduating high school. He served the US army in both Japan and Korea. After his discharge in 1953, he used the GI bill to complete his high school education at the University of Hawaii, then his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Michigan State where he studied Civil Engineering. He married Kay Uno in 1955 and they both lived in Michigan while he completed his studies. That is where his oldest son Kris Kaneko was born in 1958. His first job was working for Michigan Department of Highways. Ed's career path relocated him back to Honolulu Hawaii working for the Department of Transportation Ed and Kay's two daughters were born, Julie Kaneko in 1961 and Tricia Kaneko in 1965. Ed career path had him working for the Civil Aeronautic Authority and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). The FAA sent him to Berkely to get a Master's degree in Aviation. His jobs took him to Japan, Washington DC., Brunei, China and Guam. At the peak of Ed's career, working for the FAA, he was overseeing the entire Pacific Rim and supervising over 400 workers. Ed last position was Senior FAA representative for 13 counties based at the US Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. Completing his circle of life, Ed retired in 1989 buying his coffee farm on Kona in Holualoa. He was a coffee farmer and mastered his lauhala weaving, becoming a Master Hat Weaver aka. Kumu Ulana Lau Hala. Ed was one of the founders of the Holualoa Foundation for Culture and the Arts, and active in the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, coordinated the Kona Coffee History exhibit which traveled to Brazil and in addition he was one of the volunteers who built the playground at Higashihara park in Kona. He found his passion in teaching at the Ka Ulu Lauhala O Kona annual weaving conference where he was best known for his sturdy baskets and the Holo Lio hat (his iconic cowboy hat). Shortly after joining the Ka Ulu Lauhala O Kona he had a booth at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Craft Fair for the past 15 years and became known as a Master Hat Weaver aka. Kumu Ulana Lau Hala. In 2006 Ed traveled to the Smithsonian Institute for the Carriers of Culture Exhibit where they displayed 50 Lauhala hats. Ed also contributed one of his traditional baskets and mats for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, currently included in the collection that is with the Hokule'a traveling throughout the Islands. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00am on Sunday, July 1st at the Royal Kona Resort 75-5852 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740. Ed is survived by his wife of 63 years Kay Uno Kaneko; son, Kris Kaneko of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Julie M. Kaneko Hall of Ventura, CA and Tricia Strahler of Castle Rock, CO; brothers, Yoshiyuki Kaneko (Emiko) of Kealakekua, Herbert Kaneko (Vivian) of Pearl City; sisters, Asako Kajioka of Pearl City, Kimiko Sato of San Carlos, Ca; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Henry Noboru Kaneshige

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87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died at the Palolo Chinese Home on June 1, 2018. He was born in Honolulu on September 8, 1930. Private Prayer Service has been held.
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