Archive for July 18th, 2018

WALLACE LEIALOHA ALCAZAR

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WALLACE LEIALOHA ALCAZAR93 years of Hau'ula, born on Molokai, Wallace Leialoha Alcazar passed away in his wifes arms in the early morning hours of June 24, 2018. Mr Alcazar died after suffering a long illness from a cold, leading to sever infected throat complications. He married Diosdada Sanchez Adlawan aka Dee, Dolly, on February 20, 1993 in Lanikai, a beach wedding. He met his wife through his brother in law, Leonard Sanchez, and married after only 4 months of courtship. He enjoyed music very much and even more while hearing his wife sing. Loved Hawaiian music and always had a ukulele in hands. Enjoyed the ocean because of his love for fishing and is also the reason of owning many boats, loved family get-togethers, yardwork. Owned many tools as he loved to repair 'anything'. Mr. Alcazar retired from Civilian Service with the US Naval Submarine base at Pearl Harbor, after 29 years of dedicated federal service. He is survived by his wife, Diosdada Sanchez Alcazar of Hau'ula, daughters, Sally (Mike) Cervan-tes of Los Angeles, Doreen Alcazar of California and a son, Wallace L. Alcazar, of Virginia. He is also survived by his step-children, Benny (Trisha) Adlawan of Ka'u on the Big Island, Tanya (Pi'ikoi) of Kailua Kona, Debra Adlawan of Portland, Craig Adlawan of Hau'ula and Mark (Dar-lene) Adlawan of Oklahoma. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grand- children, nieces and nephews. Services to held at the Valley of the Temples Cathedral View Chapel on Monday, July 23, 2018. Visitation: 9:30am; Service: 10:30am. Light refreshments on site. Burial: 1pm at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. All Funeral Services to be provided by Valley of the Temples.

Deborah “Debbie” Ann Aona

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65, of Kapolei, HI, died in Kapolei on June 12, 2018. She was born in Charleston, WV. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel.
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Paulette Smeyah Bodere

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87, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. She was born in New Zealand.
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Cristino S.D. Castro

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87, of Aiea, died in Honolulu on June 20, 2018. He was born in Manila, Philippines. Visitation: 9:30 am; Services: 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 25 at Valley of the Temples. Burial: 12 pm at Valley of the Temples.
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Peter Shen-Ching Chan

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Peter Shen-Ching ChanFounder of PSC Peter Shen-Ching Chan of San Francisco, California, passed away peacefully with family by his side, at the hospital on July 11, 2018 at the age of 77. He was the beloved husband of 45 years to Regina Y. Chan; devoted father of Mia (Vance), Mabel, Maxine (Loren) and Derrick; and loving grandfather of Parker, Sienna, Kylie and Natalie. Peter was a Small Business Owner, Entrepreneur, and Public Servant. He was an alumnus of Wah Yan High School and Cal Poly Pomona. In 1975, he founded and established PSC Associates, Inc. and PSC Consultants, LLC, a geotechnical, environmental, material testing and special inspection engineering firm located in California and Hawaii. He also owned businesses in construction, construction management and real estate. As an accomplished Principal Engineer, he received many achievements which included the Outstanding Project Awards from California Geotechnical Engineering Association, the Achievement Awards from Asian American Architects and Engineers for landmark projects such as the SFO International Terminal, and the H-3 Freeway in Oahu, Hawaii, and recognized as a Businessman of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee and Minority Business Development Center. Heavily involved in public service, Peter was a member of the Mountain View Downtown Revitalization Committee from 1980-1987; and then a board member of the California Board of Architectural Examiners from 1989 to 1995. Peter was President of the Peninsula Lodge of Chinese American Citizens Alliance in 1986-1988, which organized the First Chinese New Year Parade in Mountain View. In 1991-2003, he served as a member of the Veteran Affairs Advisory Committee on Structural Safety in Washington D.C., and a California Local Board Member of the U.S. Selective Service System appointed by the U.S. President. In his later years, Peter enjoyed travelling with his wife and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City. Burial service follows at HOY SUN MEMORIAL CEMETERY, 2101 Hillside Boulevard, Colma. For flower contributions please contact Rene at (650) 784-5682.

Cheryl Ann Dela Cruz

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46, of Kapolei, died in Ewa Beach on July 12, 2018. She was born in Lihue, Kauai. Services: 9am on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
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Richard “Dickie” Benny DePonte, Sr.

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82, of Pearl City, died in Pearl City Nursing Home on June 7, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, February 23, 1936. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Mass 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Pauoa. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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Joyce Fujishige

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83, of Pearl City, HI, died in Pearl City on May 19, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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FLORENCE K. GOTO

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98, of Honolulu, HI died on June 17, 2018. She was born in Los Angeles. Preceded in death by husband, Dr. Unoji Goto. She is survived by daughter Linda (Craig Hirai), sons Wayne (Eden), Steven (Valerie), Paul (Janis) and Mark (Melva), five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Private services held.

Timothy K. Harris

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65, of Kailua, died in Kailua on July 14, 2018. He was born in Los Angeles, California. Visitation: 3:00 pm; Services: 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Calvary Chapel Kaneohe. Inurnment: 10 am on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Yoshiko Hiraoka

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100, of Honolulu passed away June 12, 2018. She is survived by son, Vernon (Karen); daughters, June Kunishige (Gary), Diane Hamamoto (Dale); six grand- children; three great-grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Stanley Kunio Kato

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Age 79, of Las Vegas and formerly of Honolulu, passed away June 15, 2018. Born in Honolulu. He is survived his wife, Catherine; sons, Craig, Jon (Sarah); daughters, Sherri (Guy) Kato, Patricia (Gino) Kia, Michelle (Derwin) Villegas, Mae (Jeff) Kato; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers, Danny (Ellen) Kato, Kenneth (Janet) Kato; sisters, Laura Mugitani, Jeanette Hanagami; nieces & nephews. Visitation 1pm to 2pm Saturday July 28, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service 2pm. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Doris Ritsuko Kauihou

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88, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Friday, June 22, 2018. She was born in Hilo. Visitation: 5 p.m.; Services: 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Charles King, Jr.

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73, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 30, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Kualoa Beach Park, Site 30. Services: 10:00 a.m.; Scattering of ashes: 3:00 p.m.
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Jeffrey Bernard Lenhart

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62, of Waipahu, HI, died in Honolulu on Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was born in Dearborn, Michigan. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Bethel Chapel Assembly of God. Inurnment: 2:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Mary Jane “Cookie” Pico Liwai

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87, of Mililani, HI, died in Waipahu on Friday, June 8, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Edward Alexander Molina

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72, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo, Hawaii on June 14, 2018. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Alae Cemetery in Hilo, Hawaii. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Hilo.
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Anthony Yutaka Oshiro

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82, of Pearl City, died in Honolulu on June 26, 2018. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. Visitation: 4:30pm; Services: 5:30pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
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Frank Samuel Parker, Jr.

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73, of Honolulu, passed away on June 4, 2018. Served in the U.S. Army, former owner of F & J Auto Body and retired from the City & County of Honolulu. Survived by wife, Joanne, daughter Marisa (Keith) Sakamoto, son Brent, sister Jan Soares and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and Services: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel. Casual attire. Lunch to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

MARIE ANNETTE L. ST. PIERRE

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Marie Annette L. St. Pierre passed away peacefully on July 6, 2018 at Riverside Rest Home in Dover, NH, at the age of 94 while holding hands with her husband of 52 yrs, Edward St. Pierre. She is also survived by her sister, Therese Huppe Stec, her four children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her four children are: Dr. Patricia Lanoie Blanchette (Gerard) of Honolulu, HI; Paul Gerard Lanoie (Rose) of Berwick, ME; Pamela Lorraine Shewell (Dennis) of Kailua, HI; and Palma Jeanne Cardinal (Wayne) of Farmington, NH. Her grandchildren are: Dr. Misty Blanchette Porter, David and William Blanchette; Jeffrey and Stephen Shewell; Michelle O'Rourke and Gerard Lanoie. Her great grandchildren are: Arianna Blanchette Porter, Joseph and Maxwell Porter; Grace, Kate, William, Jacqueline and Emma Blanchette; Hannah and Ryan Lanoie; and Ellison, Graelyn and Shailee Shewell. Annette was born in Rochester, New Hampshire, on July 19, 1923, daughter of Joseph and Laetitia Huppe. She was a graduate of Holy Rosary School and McIntosh College in Dover, NH. After college she worked for an insurance agency until starting her family. She then reentered her working career at General Electric in Somersworth, NH. While still employed with General Electric, she started her own real estate sales and property management business. Later she and her husband, Edward St. Pierre, relocated to Honolulu, HI, to join family there, and she continued her work with General Electric. She also continued in real estate, forming her own company, Aneka Realty. After retiring from General Electric, she continued in real estate for many years in Hawaii before retiring and moving back to Rochester, NH. A memorial mass and celebration of life was held and she was laid to rest at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Rochester, New Hampshire. Donations in her memory may be made to: UH Foundation, Dept of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, 651 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI 96813.

HERBERT MONTAGUE “MONTY” RICHARDS, JR.

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HERBERT MONTAGUE (September 12, 1929 June 4, 2018) Monty Richards, Jr. was born in Kohala, Hawaii on September 12, 1929. He passed away while on vacation in San Francisco, California on June 4, 2018. He was 88 years old. At the time of his birth, his parents, Herbert Montague Richards, Sr. and Logan Mary Shepherd Richards, lived at Kahua Ranch where Monty's father worked. The Richards moved to Oahu when Monty was an infant. His mother died a few years later. Monty was a fifth-generation descendant of Amos Starr Cooke and Juliette Montague Cooke, lay missionaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, who arrived in Hawaii in 1837. The Cookes founded the Chiefs' Children's School for the education of the children of the "alii". His grandparents were Theodore and Mary Atherton Richards, religious leaders and philanthropists in Hawaii. Monty grew up in Honolulu and attended Punahou School. In 1942, during World War II, he and his siblings along with his stepmother, Leilani Roehrig Richards, moved to Minnesota for two years. There he attended St. Paul Academy in Minneapolis. He returned to Honolulu in 1944 and finished his ninth-grade year at Punahou before moving to Wallingford, Connecticut to attend the Choate School where he graduated in 1948. In the footsteps of his Richards and Atherton relatives he attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut. But after two years there he decided he'd had enough of "Socrates, Plato, and all those folks" and found his way to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California where he studied animals and agriculture and graduated 1953. In December 1953 Monty began working for Kahua Ranch in Honolulu where he learned the meat business from the ground up. He drove cattle, repaired fences, dynamited ranch ditches, rolled hides, worked in the slaughterhouse, delivered meat and worked on the account books. He moved to Kahua Ranch in Kohala in February 1955 and remained there for the rest of his life. As a rancher, Monty was the first in Hawaii try artificial insemination (AI) of cattle and High Intensity Rapid Rotation grazing. He also began raising Wagyu cattle and sheep. His innovations at Kahua included one of the first wind farms in Hawaii, carnation greenhouses, hydroponic lettuce and tomatoes, and agricultural tourism (horseback rides, ATV tours, and a sunset dinner at the ranch). Monty always felt that "you owe your fellow citizens the time to make their time on earth or community better." So as busy as he was with Kahua Ranch, he always made time to serve his community and the state of Hawaii. He served on many boards including: Ponoholo Ranch, Parker Ranch, Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC), Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference, The Nature Conservancy, the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching (CARAT), Kohala Center, Hawaii Cattlemen's Association, Friends of the Future, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Bank of Hawaii and the Hawaii Conference United Church of Christ Foundation (co-chair of the Board of Trustees at the time of his death). He was the founding president of the Hawaii Island Economic Development Board and the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii. He was also on the Hawaii County Police Commission, the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, the Honolulu Stadium Authority, Mauna Kea Soil and Water Conservation District, the Legacy Land Commission, the Commission on Water Resource Management (Water Commission) and the Governor's Agricultural Coordinating Committee. He served sixteen years on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents under three different governors (Burns, Ariyoshi and Cayetano), and sixteen years as chairman of the Hawaii State Committee of the Farm Service Administration (USDA) appointed by both Presidents Bush and Obama. At the invitation of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye he chaired the Rural Economic Transition Assistance program (RETA) which was established when the plantations in Hawaii began shutting down. Monty was inducted into the Paniolo Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2006 the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources gave him the Ka Lei Hano Heritage Award. In 2008 the Bank of Hawaii established the Monty Richards Community Awards which are annual grants distributed by the Bank to worthy nonprofits on the Big Island. The Pacific Buddhist Academy, in 2011, gave him the "Light the Way" award. The Royal Order of Kamehameha Moku O Kohala made Monty an Honorary Member in 2013. Monty attended church services whenever they were held at the Kahua Ranch Chapel. He was a member of Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kohala. When he was in Honolulu he attended the church he grew up in, Central Union Church. Monty's survivors include his wife, Eleanore Atherton "Elly" Chong; his children Pam, Tim, Pat and John; his brothers, James Atherton Richards and Manning Richards; his sister, Mary Richards Yort Shattuck; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; the Kahua Ohana and countless numbers of friends. Services for Monty will be held: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Kahua Ranch. Visitation at 9 a.m. followed by the service at 10 a.m.; and on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Central Union Church in Honolulu. Visitation at 11 a.m. followed by the service at Noon. Photo credit: Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative.

James Morris Rodrigues, Sr.

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87, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on June 20, 2018. He was born in Kukuiula, Koloa, Kauai. Visitation: 5:30-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Keiko K Takahashi

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73, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on July 9, 2018. She was born in Yamagata, Japan. Private services.
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Ian Koji Takashiba

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40, of Hilo, Hawaii, formerly of Eleele, Kauai, died in Hilo on July 10, 2018. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. Visitation: 9 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary chapel, Hilo.
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Fae Y. Togo

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61, of Mililani, HI, died in Honolulu on June 8, 2018. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Corazon V. Tolentino

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93, of Waimanalo, died in Waimanalo on June 29, 2018. She was born in Aiea. Private services held.
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Mitsuo Umeda

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96, of Honolulu, HI went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2018. Mits was a World War II Vet in the 442nd RCT. He is survived by his wife Esther, daughter Amy Chinaka (Michael), sons Alan (Darlene) and Wayne, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great- grandchildren. Private services were held. No koden, please. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Aiko Watanabe

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100, of Pearl City, HI, died in Pearl City on May 18, 2018. She was born in Waipahu, HI. Private services.
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George S. Yanagi

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83, of Kaneohe, died in Kaneohe on June 23, 2018. He was born in Wailuku, Hawaii. Visitation: 10:30 am; Services: 11:30 am on Wednesday, July 25 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1 pm at Hawaii State Veteran Cemetery.
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PATRICIA “PATTI” ANN GALON YANO

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Patricia Ann Galon Yano, passed away on July 9 2018 at the age of 63. Patti is survived by her husband Bobby, son Darren and daughter Courtney (Alfonso); granddaughter, Aaliyah; mother, Lucy and seven siblings. Memorial Service, Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Rice Mortuary, Torrance, CA. Donations may be made to Go Fund Me: Patricia Yano.

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