Archive for August 31st, 2018

SYLVIA W. BALDWIN

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SYLVIA W. BALDWIN89, of Kailua died August 17, 2018 in Honolulu. She and her family moved to Kailua in 1959. She worked as a substitute teacher, encyclopedia salesperson, secretary, and realtor, before becoming, at age 61, a U.S. Immigration Inspector until retiring at age 74. She was known for her wit, kindness, and eloquent writing, volunteered for many organizations, paddled for the Lanikai Canoe Club into her 80s, tandem sky-dived on her 80th birthday, and traveled widely. The day before taking ill, she walked on Kailua Beach as usual. She is survived by her children: Branden Johnson (Oregon), Hunter Johnson, Melissa Johnson (Hawaii), and Mark Johnson and wife Lexa Grutter (Australia). Donations in her name can be made to Hawaiian Humane Society or Planned Parenthood. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Douglas A. Bautista

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75, of Pearl City, died in Pearl City on July 19, 2018. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 10 AM; Services: 11 AM on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Borthick Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 2 PM on Friday, September 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Richard “Dick” Joseph Bechard

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83, of Lihue, Kauai died on August 23, 2018 at his home in Lihue. He was born on June 25, 1932 in Maine.
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Maninoa Teipo Brown

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76, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on August 23, 2018. She was born in Fagatogo, American Samoa. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 7 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.
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Jie Yun Chen

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86, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Saturday, August 11, 2018. She was born in China. Private services.
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Gladys K.M. Chock

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85, of Waimea, HI, died in Honokaa, HI on Thursday, August 9, 2018. She was born in Niuli'I, HI. Private services held.
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ISABEL MAKAKOA TRASK DAVIS

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94, of Kaneohe, passed on July 15, 2018. She was born in Honolulu to David Kaukaohu and Anna Kaili Trask. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Adam and sons, John Young and Edward Adam Jr. She is survived by sons, Jeffery Travis (Nadine) and Isaac Hueu; step-daughter Alicia (Woodley) McCullen; granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Waikane. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Eric Emerson

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61, died unexpectedly at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts, on Thursday, August 23, 2018 due to a cardiac event. Eric was born in Honolulu and graduated from Pearl City High School. He worked many years at the Sheraton Waikiki, and from there became a leader of UNITE HERE Local 5. Several years ago, he moved with his family to Boston, MA., where he had recently retired, spending the last 10 months of his life as a stay at home dad He is survived by his wife, Laura Moye, and their 8-year old daughter Madison; his aunt, Alice Krautheim; siblings: Phyllis, Carl, Lloyd and Lisa Emerson; stepmother Nora Emerson; hanai brother, Arlen Balanon and a big loving family of in-laws who took him in as their own, especially his parents-in-law, Howard and Doris Moye. Services for Eric were held on August 29, 2018 in Boston. A Memorial Service will be scheduled in Honolulu, Hawaii in November. A full obituary can be found online at https://keohane.com/services/ eric-emerson/

Charles J. “Chuck” Ferrera Jr.

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67, of Honolulu, died on August 9, 2018 in Honolulu. He was born on October 7, 1950. Visitation: 5:00 pm; Service: 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Honolulu.
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Philip Mark Gernler

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60, of Kaneohe, died in Kailua on July 10, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:30 am; Services: 11:30 am on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel.
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Josh Guerra

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41, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. He was born in California. Services: 12:00pm on Tuesday, September 4 at Kailua Beach Park. Paddle out to follow.
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Clara Shizuko Hamamoto

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98, of Aiea, HI, died in Wahiawa on Saturday, June 23, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Private Services held.
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Nancy Lee Hedlund

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77, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Thursday, August 16, 2018. She was born in Chicago, IL. Services To be announced
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Tatsuko Horita, “Nora”

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Horita, 98, of Hilo, died Aug. 10, 2018 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Oct. 29, 1919, in Kalopa, she was a retired seamstress from the former Hilo Hattie and Kamehameha Garment Company and a member of Church of the Holy Apostles, Naniakea Community Association, RSVP, Kamana Senior Citizen Center, Double Nine Golf Club and Hawaii Shima Kumamoto Doshi Kai. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. She is survived by daughter, Barbara Jean (Kenneth) Saito of Hilo; son, Jon (Debbie) Sakurai-Horita of Hilo; and grand- son, Jeffrey Saito. Arrangements Provided By: Dodo Mortuary, Inc. *

Emily Kalimakuhi Kapule

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71, of Waianae, died in Waianae on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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Julia L. Kaulukukui

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90, of Hilo, died in Hilo, Hawaii on August 26, 2018. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Burial: 9 a.m. on Friday, August 31 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.
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Michael Edward Leong

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79, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on August 17, 2018. He was born in Shanghai, China. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.
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Larry L. Luis, Jr.

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71, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on July 13, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Glen L. Manikis, Sr.

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63, of Portland, Oregon; formerly of Hakalau, Hawaii, died in Portland on August 8, 2018. He was born in Hawaii. Visitation: 5 p.m.; Celebration of His Life: 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Glad Tidings Church, Hilo.
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GORDON PUNUALII NAUMU, JR.

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October 18, 1975 - May 19, 2018 Gordon Punualii Naumu, Jr., known as "Punu", was born on October 18, 1975. Punu passed away in his sleep at home on Saturday, May 19, 2018. He was one of three children and the only son, born to parents Gordon Punualii Naumu, Sr., and Yvonne Naumu. Gordon had a heart of gold and always took time to stop and help others in need. He loved going fishing and to Lincoln City Beach with his friends. He also enjoyed going to the Blazer and Mariner games and playing in pool tournaments. His mom calls him "Gentle Giant"! Gordon loved to be mischievous by pulling jokes on his mom. He was employed for the last five years with NW Pro Fleet. He worked as a construction laborer and was recently named "Employee of the Month". Gordon is preceded in death by his father, Gordon Punualii Naumu, Sr. He is survived by his mother Yvonne; his sisters, Chanda RH and Gina LN Ray and many nieces and nephews. Come join us for A Celebration of Life on September 9th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Kapiolani Park. Punu's ashes will be returned to his homeland and scattered later in the day.

Dorothy Aiko Pinky Oshiro

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87, of West Hills, California, passed peacefully on Saturday August 4, 2018. She was born on June 5, 1931 in Honomu, Hawaii. Dorothy is survived by her husband Raymond; her children, Randall (Elaine) Oshiro and Steven Oshiro. She is preceded in death by her son, Dale Oshiro. Dorothy was a devoted wife and mother, who enjoyed family events, traveling, cooking, bowling, gardening, and reading. She was a gentle soul with a sharp sense of humor, and always a positive outlook on life. Dorothy will be interned at the Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Memorial Park.

Rose K. Oshiro

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93, of Waipahu, died in Honolulu on Saturday, August 11, 2018. She was born in Hawaii.
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Michael E. Rivera

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74, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo on August 26, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Hawaiian Beaches Community Center.
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Abraham “Abe” or “Abra” Laciste Vallente, Sr.

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Abraham Abraham "Abe or Abra" Laciste Vallente, Sr., 71 of Ewa Beach, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Queen's Medical Center - West. He was born on September 15, 1946 to father Eusebio Vallente and mother, Francisca Agonoy, in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Abraham worked as a machinist for Dole Cannery for over 25 years and also was a maintenance worker for Mililani Golf Course. He is survived by his loving wife, Melita Vallente; son Abraham (Coral) Vallente, Jr.; daughters Marcy (Jerry) Luczon and Aimee Vallente; five grandchildren; sisters Virginia Macadangdang, Maura Viernes, Alissa (Marc) Sabate, Ann (Marc) Mendoza; Brothers Carlito (Perlita) Laciste, Ronald Vallente, Airwine (Cyndi) Vallente; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation and wake service 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary (Kaneohe). Additional services the following day: Visitation: 10:00 a.m., Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church (712 North School St., Honolulu, HI 96817). Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park (Kaneohe). Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Seraphina R. Velasco

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84, of Aiea, died in Honolulu on July 26, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 9:00 am on Friday, September 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 11:00 am at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Jane Robin Voorhies

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86, of Kapaa, Kauai died on August 26, 2018 in Lihue. She was born on January 1, 1932 in Riverside, California.
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Yoshino Yamada

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99, of Kaneohe, HI, died in Kaneohe on Saturday, July 7, 2018. She was born in Waianae, HI. Private Services held.
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Betsy Ayako Yamamoto

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91, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on July 14, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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