Archive for August 25th, 2018

Dr. David Brezel

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

98, of Kailua, HI, died on July 29, 2018 in Kailua. Born on October 24, 1919 in Pennsylvania.
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Erich Josef Buder

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

68, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on July 18, 2018. He was born in Germany. Visitation: 9 a.m. Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Punahou School Chapel.
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Veldon Hardin Close

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

73, of Honolulu, HI, died in Honolulu on August 10, 2018. He was born in Bend, Oregon. Private services held.
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Norma Thompson Herkes

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July 4th, 1923-June 29th, 2018 Passed away at home, June 29th, 2018 at the age of 94. She began her long and adventurous life, as Norma MacDonald Thompson in Niagara Falls, Canada and grew up near the ocean on Prince Edward Island. She attended convent schools and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia with a degree in library sciences and continued on to receive a masters degree from McGill University, Montreal. She was in the Canadian Women's Army Core during the Second World War and after the war she began her career at Montana State University as a librarian. There she met John William Herkes, from Hilo, Hawaii whom she married in 1951. She then started a life as a homemaker and raised four children, living on various sugar plantations on Oahu, Kauai, The Big Island, Puerto Rico, and Peru. In 1969 she returned to work for the Hawaii State Library System. She retired in 1990 having served as the head of the federal documents section. During her long life she always enjoyed nature, especially the ocean, animals, of course reading, swimming, and helping people. Norma's quick wit, and sense of humor endeared her to all. She is survived by, her four children, Katherine (Joseph Augustine), Ian, Janetta Napp, Jennifer (Charles Williams) and grandchildren, James Augustine (Leiola), Nils Napp, Kai Napp, Malte Napp (Janeane). A funeral mass will be held at 12 noon, on Saturday September 8th, at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, followed by an ocean paddle out memorial ceremony held at the Hui Nalu Canoe Club, Hawaii Kai at 2:30 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Friends of the Library, PBS Hawaii, or to The Nature Conservancy. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Rex Y Koga

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

79, of Kailua, died in Honolulu on June 21, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 - 9:00 pm; Services: 6:30 pm on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 2:00 pm on Friday, September 28 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Ah Ho Wong Mahuna

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

92, of Kamuela, died in Kamuela on August 12, 2018. She was born in Volcano. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2.
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Patsy Tamiko Murata

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

73, of Pearl City, HI, died in Pearl City on July 14, 2018. She was born in Hilo, HI. Private services were held.
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Colleen Marie Pabre

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

43, of Mt. View, died in Hilo on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Private services were held.
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George Papaia

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

85, of Kamuela, HI, died in Kamuela, HI on July 23, 2018. He was born in Maui, HI. Private services held.
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Yotsugi Sakata

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

90, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. He was born in Kaneohe. Private services held.
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Lilomaiava Benny Tagoa`i

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

85, of Hau`ula, died on August 17, 2018. He was born in Au`a, American Samoa. Visitation: 8:00AM; Services: 10:00AM on Wednesday, August 29 at LDS Hauula Makai Chapel, Hau`ula. Burial to be held in American Samoa.
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Carmen L. Tinaza

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

95, of Waipahu, HI, died in Pearl City on July 29, 2018. She was born in Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Ronald Chen Wo Wong

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

67, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on August 8, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at The First Chinese Church of Christ. Private burial.
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Haruji Yanaga

Posted On August 25th, 2018 -

90, of Aiea, Hawaii died at home on Aug 7, 2018. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Survived by wife Jean Yanaga, sons Carleton (Patsy) Yanaga, Don (Gloria) Yanaga, daughter Gail (Vincent) Iwahashi, brother Chiyomatsu (Grace) Yanaga, sisters Itoyo DeYoung & Jane (Jerry) Olivar, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grand- children. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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