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Petra “Petty” Peralta Bagcal

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

PETRA "PETTY" PERALTA BAGCAL 78, of Waipahu, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2018 in Pali Momi Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines to the late Pascual Dy Peralta and the late Maxima Acebo Peralta. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, the late Joven Arucan Bagcal. She is survived by her brothers, Rufino (Lina) Peralta, Amador (Carolina) Peralta, Benjamin (Florence) Peralta; brother-in-law, Felizardo Galicinao; sisters, Tessie (Marcelo) Acojido, Rita Ranches, Rosie (Rosendo) Ruiz, Marissa (Dennis) Sagucio, Elsie (Mel) Ramirez, Mila (Glenn) Gomes and many nephews and nieces and other relatives. Wake visitation will be 6:00PM Wednesday, August 15 at Mililani Memorial Park Mauka Chapel followed by services at 6:30PM. Visitation will be 8:30AM on Thursday, August 16 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Waipahu followed by mass at 9:30AM and burial at 11:00AM at Mililani Memorial Park Cemetery.

Herbert “Beak” Yoshiki Yamane

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

85, of Honolulu, a Coast Guard veteran and retired telephone man for Hawaiian Tel, passed away on July 11, 2018 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son, Gavin; daughter, Lisa Yamane; granddaughter, Kady Yamane; sister, Hazel Miyake; sisters-in-law, Lillian Yamane and Julie Yamane; and by nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Grace Michiyo Unemori

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

89, of Kailua, passed away on July 2, 2018. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired institutional analyst for the University of Hawaii Management Systems Office. Preceded in death by husband Thomas and daughter Terry Milhaupt, she is survived by her daughters Joyce Unemori and Karen (Harris) Matsushima; son-in-law Curtis Milhaupt; grand- children Reid (Becca) Matsushima, Gail Matsushima and Conrad Milhaupt; a great-grandchild Zane Matsushima and sister Florence Doi (Takeshi Terada). Visitation from 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Memory of Grace Unemori to Kuakini Foundation, 347 N. Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI 96817. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Alfred Eugene Caires

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

Our Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Uncle, died on June 11, 2018. Alfred was born on Oahu in 1933. He spent his first 28 years between Oahu and Hawaii. In 1962, he married Shirley A. Pereira. They married in California and had a full in the ground imu, Luau. They spent their honeymoon driving across the USA; it was Alfred's first trip to the "Mainland". The newlyweds returned to Oahu via the USS Matsonia, another first for him. The couple eventually made their home on Waikalua Rd. in Kaneohe. He was a mechanic for most of his life, which included working at Pac Marine on Oahu and later for Starkist tuna in San Pedro, Ca. Of note, in 1965 he and a partner owned and opened the first slot car racing establisment "Lil' Indy", on the Windward side of Oahu. They had their son in 1964, and finally relocated to Orange County in 1967. Their daughter was born that same year and the family finally settled in Garden Grove CA. They were married for 56 years and lived for the last 50 all in Garden Grove. Alfred is survived by his wife Shirley, children Keith and Karen and three granddaughters. Shirley is a 1953 graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy (SHA-Kaimuki); a 1957 graduate of Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, TX and is now a retired RN, BS; Their son, Keith, is a retired Police Sgt. and currently a USCG reservist. Keith has been deployed 4 times since 9/11. Keith's wife Dawn is a teacher and they have a daughter Julie Kailanaaloha. Daughter Karen is an Associate Professor and the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Grossmont College. Karen's daughters, Katie Ann Kaleialoha and Kennedy Rae Kauilani are entering high school and seventh grade respectively. His neices and nephews total 78, and the family is still growing. Some of these Ohana have 5 generations sharing it all! Alfred, Al, Sonny, "Doc", Dad, Papa and Uncle will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him. As he always said ... "A Hui Hou"

Harutoshi “Stanley” Kitamura

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

94, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for Miyawaki Construction, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018 at home with family members at his side. He was born in Honolulu. He loved to play gateball, and was the President of the Hawaii Aloha Gateball Association. He is survived by sons, Dean and Glenn (Yvonne); and by grand- children, Shaun and Kimberly. Private services were held. The family requests that you observe a moment of silence in memory of Harutoshi to remember all the good times we had with him. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Francis Eiichi Okada

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

86, of Honolulu, passed away on July 2, 2018. The youngest of 3 children, he graduated from Iolani HS and the University of Hawaii. He was a US Army veteran and enjoyed a long, successful career in the airline industry. He is predeceased by wife Thelma, and is survived by sister Pauline Namiki, children Myra, Cora, Neal and Myles, six grandchildren, and his beloved dogs. Ashes were scattered.

Victor Bok Yi Ho

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

75, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, July 22, 2018. He was born in Korea. He was preceded in death by his wife Angela Kil Ja Ho. He is survived by son, Tae Wook Ho; daughters, Danielle Ho, Robyn (Gerald) Tom; grandchildren, Andrew, Ashley Tom; and sister, Nam Yi Dishman. Visitation 10 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service at 11:30 a.m. Inurnment 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Joseph K. H. Kam Sr.

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

Joseph K. H. Kam Sr.Joseph K. H. Kam Sr., 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and uncle, SLS Class of '52, retired from Lewers and Cooke, sales and Leahi Hospital, storekeeper. Died July 23, 2018. He is survived by his children, Corinne (Haili) Pokipala, Louise and Joe Jr.; his grandchildren, Tiana (Marcus Langkilde) Maruyama, Haililani (Mateaki) Latu, Ryan (Hannah) Maruyama and Pakalana; his great- grandsons, Daniel Maruyama and Ezekiel Langkilde; his sisters-in- law, Veronica Chung, Barbara Kaili and Wehilani Ching; many nieces and nephews. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Services: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel

VERA C. HALL

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

VERA C. HALL Passed away on July 24, 2018 at the age of 87. Born in Kobe, Japan, Vera worked at Hy's Steakhouse for 30 years. She is survived by son Douglas Jackson and daughter Jennifer Dorman. Preceded in death by daughter June Castrello. Her grand- children are Kenneth, Tonja, Monica, Chris, Trent, John and Jasmine, she had 8 great- grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, August 14, at Borthwick Mortuary's Makai Chapel, 1330 Maunakea Street.

Galyn “Gay” Wong

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

Galyn January 30, 1955 August 4, 2018 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gay Wong must announce her passing from a sudden heart attack on August 4th. She passed away peacefully doing one of her favorite things - having a wonderful dinner in the company of good friends. She was the beloved significant other of Bennett Hymer for thirty-five years, "mother" of her two canine kids, Daisy and Lucy, as well as a special friend to Jeff Lee and Brenda Wong. Gay quickly bonded with people and gathered many close friends during her life. At the time of her passing, she was both Director of Sales and Director of Special Projects for Mutual Publishing where she began working in 1985. She was instrumental in developing Mutual's cookbook genre. Anyone who knew Gay quickly learned of her passion for food and cooking. She also served as a Commissioner to the City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts since 2015. Gay was a graduate of McKinley High School and attended the University of Hawai'i. She is survived by: parents Thomas and Setsuko Wong; siblings: Michael Wong, Linda Miller, Garrett Wong, Darlene Nakasone, and Janice Akioka; nieces and nephews: Trevor, Ashley, Ernest, Kamiko, Tyson, Natasha, and Kamea. For more information about Gay, visit www.mutualpublishing.com, email info@mutualpublishing.com, or call 808-375-9102. ~ Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date. ~

Arnold Kauanaulu Pahinui

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

Arnold Kauanaulu PahinuiAge 80, of Waianae, passed away on June 30, 2018. He was born on September 1, 1937, in Honolulu. He attended McKinley High School. Worked for various trucking company, Mid-Pac Trucking, Hawaii Dredging and finally retiring from Grace Pacific, in January 2000. After retiring from Grace Pacific, he work at St. Rita - Nanakuli as the yard person. Where family and friends would see him working in the yard and honk their horn to say hello. He was affectionately known as "Unko Arnold" to his many nieces and nephews. He always welcomed anyone to his home to watch UH Warriors football games. His favorite NFL team was the San Francisco Forty-Niner's. He was an avid sports fan. He loved playing games, Chess, Dominoes, but especially card games "Paiute" and Poker, there was Poker Night on Saturday's at his home. He is survived by his children: Helen "Mele" Ahuna, Charles N. Ahuna, Abraham "Abe" Leedy, and Joseph "Napua" Ahuna. 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, numerous Nieces and Nephews! Services will be held: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at St. Rita Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Visitation 9:00-10:30 am, Service @ 11:00 a.m. Burial, August 23rd @ 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Ikuto Taketa

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

Ikuto TaketaIkuto Taketa passed away peacefully in Honolulu on July 13, 2018. He was born on December 7, 1928 on Waimea, Kauai, the fourth child of Kazuto and Kimiko Taketa. He was a proud graduate of Waimea High School and University of Hawaii and, along with his wife Gladys, was the co-founder and owner of HISCO, Ltd. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gladys (Sugiyama), brother Charles Fumito Taketa and sisters Mae Mizue Yamashiro (Andy) and Anne Sonoe Matsuoka (Pete). He is survived by his sisters Carolyn Chiye Funai (Masaru), Jane Kinue Kubota (Mitsuru), daughter Carey (Wayne Clatte), son Kelvin (Janice), grandchildren Cris Clatte (Erminia), Kanoa and Keani Taketa and great-grand- daughter Eva Clatte. Private services were held in Honolulu. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Collette Chung Bento

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

65, of Honolulu passed away July 7, 2018. She was raised in Kaimuki and worked at United Airlines for 17 years as a reservation agent. She is survived by her husband Carl; daughter Kamele (Keanu); brother Glenn (Charlene); (5) nieces and (8) nephews. Services will be held at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Visitation will begin at 3pm. Services at 4 pm, followed by Fellowship at 5pm. Tropical or Hawaiian flowers only. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Roy Roichi Kunihisa

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

91, of Aiea, an Army veteran and retired owner of Bn'R Hardware & Garden, passed away on July 24, 2018 at Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by his wife, Hatsue; sons, Glenn (Marian) and Wane (Renee); daughter, Shelley (Glenn) Miyasato; sister, Jane Kubo; and by six grand- children and five great-grand- children. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Harry K Sonoda Jr.

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

75, of Kaneohe, died July 12, 2018. Born in Honolulu. Proprietor of Sonoda Masonry. Beloved patriarch & friend. Predeceased by wife Moana, & brothers Lippy & Noah, he is survived by daughters Gemmi, Brandy, & Sherry; 8 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren; brothers Makapu, Mervin, & Tiny; & sisters Ruthie, Alice, & Pinky. Visitation from 5pm on Saturday, August 18, at Island Family Christian Church in Salt Lake; service at 6pm.

Angelita Cayode Corcino, “Angie”

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

Corcino, 74, passed away on July 28, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by husband, Lucio S. Corcino, sons, Martin, Mario, Joseph, and Michael; daughters, Ana Marie Labayog, Patty Corcino, and LaReina Alderton; 8 grand- children and 2 great-grandchildren, brothers, Alfredo, Daniel, David and Robert Queyquep; sisters, Irmina Webster, Maria Rosa Dickey and Yoly Decorte. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass 11 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Leeward Funeral Home

Alohalinda “Linda” Villanueva Tongg

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

 Alohalinda Alohalinda "Linda" Villanueva Tongg passed away on July 11, 2018 after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Born on Oct. 13, 1933 in Honolulu to the late Norberto C. and Adela (Perez) Villanueva. She graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy in 1951 and the University of Hawaii, Manoa. After graduation, she began her career as a grade school teacher. Linda taught for many years at Ka'iulani Elementary School. She also met many lifelong friends through her business. A dear friend described her this way: Linda was a beauty in every sense, but it was her inner beauty, grace and charm that could light up a room! She's left us a rich legacy and template for living life fully and well - an amazing role model who loved and was loved and admired by so many for all she did and was! She is sadly missed by her son, Russ Tongg, daughter, Kathy and son in law, Ed Felipe, only grandson, Tyler Felipe, sister, Luvi Lewis, niece, Solana and husband Jon Olsen, grand nieces, Raya and Jonnie Olsen. A celebration of her life will be held on August 18, 2018 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Service 11:00 a.m. Private burial to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Roy Kenji Olmstead

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

49, of Honolulu, a project manager for Brian's Contracting Inc., passed away on June 28, 2018 in Honolulu. He was born in Japan. He is survived by brother, Bobby (Janice); and by nephews, Rocco and Jinwoong. Visitation is at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 1:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Marian Toshie Manmoto Kim

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

Marian Toshie Kim, 78, of Pahala, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2018 in Kaneohe. Marian moved to Honolulu where she met and married her late husband Damien O.S. Kim. She was a retired Office Manager for Commercial Sheetmetal. She was a Loving mother to 2 children - son Damien T.K. (Monica) Kim and daughter Myra Y.P. (Kiyoshi) Kirby. She also had 3 Grandchildren - Christopher Chong (Kristi), Tyler Kirby, and Kolby Kirby. 1 Great-Grandchild - Marly Chong. She is also survived by 3 siblings on the Big Island sister Elaine Nagasako and brother Kenneth (Patsy) Manmoto and in Pearl City brother Roy (Gail) Manmoto. She also has numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held on August 18, 2018 at St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe. Visitation from 12:00pm - 1:30pm followed by Mass. Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 3:00pm where she will be reunited with her husband forever. Aloha Attire Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

James Lewis Mara

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

James Lewis MaraJames Lewis Mara, a resident of San Luis Obispo since 1970, died on May 21, 2018 in San Luis Obispo, California. He was buried next to his parents at the Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii. James was born in 1927 in Honolulu. He graduated from Maryknoll High School in 1945. He served 3 years in the US Army Air Force in Erding, Germany. He graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1952 and continued his studies under the GI Bill at the Sorbonne in Paris, France during 1953-1954. He joined the Social Security Administration in Santa Rosa, CA in 1957 as a Claims Examiner. He spent 10 years in Alaska and one year in Spokane, WA. He was promoted to District Manager in Juneau, Alaska in 1969. He transferred as District Manager to San Luis Obispo in January 1970. He retired from the SSA in May of 1984. He was an avid world traveler and enjoyed jogging, swimming, reading, music, and sports. Survivors include a niece, Cathy Haynes, of Reedsport, Oregon and her family. Mr. Mara's family would like to invite family and friends to join them on August 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for a graveside Memorial at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu ~ Follow the lower road to the green canopy ~

John Kazuto Nagano

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

88, of Pearl City, passed away on July 6, 2018. Born in Lihue, Kauai, he was retired from the federal government in personnel management. Preceded in death by his wife, Eiko, he is survived by his sons, Darryl (Alice) and Cary (Lori Lee) Nagano; grand- son, Evan; sisters, Kikue Yamamoto, Yoshie Ogata, Maisie Chow, and Hazel (Takashi) Takemoto. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 10:00 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Stanley M. Yamashita

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

Stanley M. Yamashita77, of Pearl City passed away peacefully on July 28, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 16, 1940 in Puunene, Maui; the eldest son of Takeshi and Hanayo Yamashita. He was retired from Aloha Airlines after 40 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Vicki (Greg) Castillo and Rene Barnum; granddaughters, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Amber, Alysa and Angel; brother, Harry and sister Martha (Ian) Suzuki. Visitation at 5pm on Friday, August 17 at the Tenrikyo Honolulu-Ko Church, 349 N Judd St in Nuuanu. Services will be held at 6pm. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

FLORENCE THERESA MONDOY PRESILLAS

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

81, formerly of Molokai, passed away on June 13, 2018 in Aiea. Pre-deceased by son Juray S. Miller. She is survived by husband, Manuel "Manny"; daughter-in-law, Jolene Tandal Miller; step-son, Matthew; grandsons, Henry (Kaohi) Sanchez, Juray "Lenny" Miller, Jansen Miller, Corey (Brittany) Nascimento, Kylan (Korey) Nascimento; granddaughter, Minnie Sanchez; great-grandchild- ren, Kingston, Korbyn and Kyzen. Visitation: 9:00 a.m., August 18, 2018 at Mililani Mauka Chapel. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m.; Service: 11 a.m.

Yoshie Ebisu

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

94, of Honolulu passed away on June 23, 2018. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired seamstress. Preceded in death by husband, George, and son, James, she is survived by her sons, Dr. Roy (Norma) and Dr. John (Cindy) Ebisu; daughter, Edith (Gerald) Saki; nine grand- children; two great-grandchildren; brother, Masashi Noguchi and sister, Tsuyoko (Susumu) Moritaka. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Blane Tomonori Yokota

Posted On August 12th, 2018 -

54, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 11, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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Gladys H.C. Loo

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89, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on July 24, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Burial: 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Mildred Mitsuko Suzuki Hosaka

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96, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 8, 2018. She was born in Kohala. Private Services were held.
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Beatrice Valdez Estabillo

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86, of Waipahu, HI, died in Waipahu on July 1, 2018. She was born in Waipahu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Natsuko Okano

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95, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Kahului on July 29, 2018. She was born in Lahaina. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on August 18, 2018 at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission.
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Gil R. Abanto

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64, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach, Hawaii on July 23, 2018. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 on Thursday, August 23 at St. Joseph Church Waipahu. Burial: 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
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