Archive for November 9th, 2018

Dwayne P.M. Ahakuelo

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58, of Kapolei, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on September 23, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Margaret L. Ahuna

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88, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on October 31, 2018. She was born in Ola'a. Private Services were held.
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Michael Waialeale Apana, Jr.

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Michael Waialeale Apana, Jr. passed away on October 18, 2018. Michael, also known by a family nickname Midgie, was born on October 25, 1943 to Michael Apana, Sr. and Effie (Hamic) Apana, on the island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. He is a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools class of 1962. He retired from Hawaiian Telephone after many years of service. He is survived by brothers, Lionel Apana and Timothy Goodrich; sisters: Elaine Goodrich, Deborah Tran and Michelle Apana, as well as many other family and friends. Services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl at 9:30 a.m. on November 14, 2018. Celebration of Life to follow the service.

Fortunata S. Cabamongan

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97, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo on November 2, 2018. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. Visitation: 4:00 p.m.; Memorial Service: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo.
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Yvonne “Evon” Ululani Cox

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75, of Waialua, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on September 25, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Thomas Meyers Van Culin

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Thomas Meyers Van CulinTom Van Culin, 80, of Honolulu, Hawai`i, passed away November 4, 2018. Born March 6, 1938, to Samuel and Susie (Mossman) Van Culin, Tom enjoyed his childhood in Waikiki with his parents and brother Sam Van Culin and, during the war, in Dos Palisades (California) with his brother and extended family. Following the war, Tom returned to Waikiki where he graduated from Punahou School ('55), before heading to the University of the Pacific. Tom later married Sara "Anne" Ludewig of Honolulu with whom he enjoyed two grateful children, Tori (Van Culin) Koch of Olathe, Kansas, and Drew Van Culin of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. In 1992 Tom married Ernestina "Tina" Williams of Honolulu with whom he enjoyed 31 years of companionship and support, and later hanai-ed her son Sean Rehag of Honolulu as his own. Professionally, Tom had a diverse career that included military service in Bakersfield, California, regional management with Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis and Honolulu, real estate around O`ahu, tourism with the Hawai`i Visitors Bureau, and general sales in the emerging computer industry of the early '80's. Following the death of his mother in 1985, Tom re-directed his life to the pursuit of two passions that would define the remaining years of his life: his passion and identity as a kanaka maoli and his commitment to recovery from addiction. As a recovering alcoholic, Tom knew first-hand the destruction of addiction and the difficulty of overcoming addiction individually. He began his journey to sobriety in 1986 and celebrated 32 years of sobriety just two weeks ago. A recipient of the support of women and men across O`ahu, Tom committed himself to the recovery and healing of others and celebrates the sobriety of all who strive for daily recovery. As a kanaka `aina raised in the waters of Waikiki beach, Tom was equally committed to the restoration of Hawaiian culture and identity. "Kahu Tom" became a faithful advocate for the uplift of native Hawaiians, working for the restoration of individuals through his pastoral ministry as a chaplain within the prison system across O`ahu to his priesthood at Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church in Waimanalo, and socially as a voice for sovereignty and the reclamation of Hawaiian identity. As an Episcopal priest, he worked for the healing of the whole person, uniting his commitment to recovery from addiction and the restoration of the identity of an individual. Tom is survived by his wife Tina, his daughter Tori (Van Culin) Koch and her husband Randy; his son, Drew Van Culin and his wife Jessica; his hanai son, Sean Rehag; his grandchildren, Isaac Koch, Samuel Van Culin, and Catherine Van Culin; and his brother Sam Van Culin. A memorial service will be held at Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Honolulu, Hawai`i on Saturday, November 10 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts in memory of Tom be directed to Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Attention Advancement Office, Honolulu, HI 96822, Memo: Tom Van Culin '55. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary

Thi Tuyen Dang

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93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 18, 2018. She was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. Private Services held.
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Farshid Golesorkhi

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71, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died on October 27, 2018. He was born in Tehran, Iran. Visitation: 2:00 p.m.; Services: 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Raenette Chiemi Graber

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55, of Kula, Maui, died in Kula on October 28, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Kahului.
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Lynn Eiko Hasegawa

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52, of Honolulu, passed away on October 18, 2018. Born in Honolulu, she was an employee of the State of Hawaii Department of Education. She is survived by her parents, Warren and Elsie Hasegawa and sister, Lori Ann (Van) Tanioka. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Maryellen “Nani” R. K. (Quintal) Higa

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33, of Volcano, Hawaii, died in Hilo on October 31, 2018. She was born in Hilo. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.
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CAROLYN BLANCHE SILVA HOOPAI

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CAROLYN BLANCHE SILVA HOOPAICarolyn Hoopai of Waialua, Oahu, passed away on September 21, 2018 in Ewa at the age of 80. She was born on September 30, 1937 in Waialua and was raised in Mokule'ia. Carolyn is survived by her Children: Cheryl (Randall) Hoopai, David (Brenda) Hoopai, Joseph (Laureen) Hoopai, Jr., Milton (Joslyn) Hoopai, Randall (Kehau) Hoopai and Carolyn (Steven) Murphy; brother Henry "Heine" (Annie) Silva along with many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Keiki Hanai. Services will be held on November 14, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Service: 10:30 a.m.; Burial: 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Alan Jimenez

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65, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Waianae on October 8, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Celebration of Life Service: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Waianae Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Herbert S.M.K. Hew Len

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84, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 9, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, Honolulu. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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MIYOKO HASEGAWA MATSUO

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MIYOKO HASEGAWA MATSUOMiyoko Hasegawa Matsuo, 97, originally from Honokaa, Hawaii passed away on November 1, 2018, at the Palolo Chinese Nursing Home. She was a retired clerk for the family owned business, S. Hasegawa Store, Ltd in Honokaa, Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her husband, Yoshiichi Matsuo, brothers Kiyomi Hasegawa, Tatsumi Hasegawa, sisters Yukie Fukuda, Fusae Shield, Tsuyuko Teramoto and Misao Ito. Survived by daughter, Lenora Okubo (Calvin), granddaughters Jennifer Polido (Ian), Tammy Okubo, brother, Iwao Hasegawa and nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Paauilo Kongoji Mission, Paauilo, Hawaii. Inurnment at a later date at Punchbowl Cemetery of the Pacific.

Fred Nobuo Matsushima

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Fred Nobuo Matsushima99, of Honolulu, passed away on October 20, 2018, at Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu and was the owner of Freddy's Motor Works, Inc. He is survived by son; Clyde K. Matsushima (Lynn R.), daughters Carol M. Ushijima (Norman I.), and Joyce S. Higashi; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife, Susanna Matsushima. Private service was held. No koden, please. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Stanley Kazuaki Tanaka

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85, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Mililani on October 4, 2018. He was born in Hilo. Private Services held.
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David Dung Wah Tyau

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75, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 21, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Burial: 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Myrna “Aloma” Gomez Willis

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Myrna 85, passed away peacefully at her residence in Pearl City, Hawaii on October 28, 2018. She was born and raised in Laie on January 30, 1933 to parents Walter Enoka Gomez and Vaiolini Leota. Aloma graduated from Kahuku High School, Class of 1951, "GO RED & WHITE". She married Valentine Paul Willis on August 4, 1961 and moved to American Samoa where she raised their children. Aloma was the Reservations Manager at the Rainmaker Hotel for 30 years before retiring and moving back to Hawaii. Aloma is survived by her sons, Alapati Willis, Walter (Liua) Willis, Warren Willis; daughters. Debora (Steven) Willis Watson, Sonya P. (Robert) Sabatini, Beverly (Tasi) Sagapolutele, Nalani Willis, Jette V. (Phillip) Johnson; brother, Lambert "Buddy" Hiram; sisters Noreen Keahiolalo and Evanitta "Pinkie" Crowe. 45 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Ingrid Myrna Willis (April 21, 1961). Aloma is well-known as Grandma, Gma and GG. Services Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Laie Ward at 55-415 Iosepa St. Viewing 9 a.m.; Service 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Leeward Funeral Home

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