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John A. Ford

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

67, of Honolulu, Hawaii died on November 10, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born on June 5, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Waikiki Baptist Church. Reception to follow.
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Gerald R. Paiva

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

69, of Hilo, Hawaii, died on November 9, 2017 in Hilo. He was born in Pepeekeo. Visitation: 2:00 p.m.; Memorial Services: 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Burial: 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo.
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Betty Kikumi Fujimoto

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

74, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on November 15, 2017. She was born in Hawaii. Private Services.
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Clarence S. Gishitomi

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

99, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on November 9, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. Private Services.
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Waldron “Wally”

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

C. Rivera 59, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died on October 20, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in Honolulu on January 23, 1958. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Ardis Jude Esau

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

28, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on November 5, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial to take place in Kosrae, Micronesia.
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Daniel Domingo Legsay

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

56, of Wailuku, Maui, died on November 2, 2017 in Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku.
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Michael P. Wedemeyer

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on November 1, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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William S. Mau

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

99, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on October 20, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. Private Service held.
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Eleanor I. Pierce

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Berkely, California.
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Raymond “Tommy” Thomas Mata, Sr.

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

75, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, died in Holualoa on October 22, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m. Service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Boat Harbor.
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Itoe Yamamoto

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

94, of Mililani, Hawaii, died on October 5, 2017 in Aiea. She was born in Spreckelsville, Wailuku, Maui. Private Services.
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Antonio S. Alcantara

Posted On November 21st, 2017 -

91, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 19, 2017. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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Alice Hanayo Fujita

Posted On November 20th, 2017 -

86, of Honolulu, HI, died on October 6, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Mieko Tanaka

Posted On November 20th, 2017 -

99, of Waialua, HI, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Waialua. She was born in Waialua. Private Services were held.
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Betty M. Shikibu

Posted On November 20th, 2017 -

102, of Honolulu, died on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. Private services.
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Waldron C. “Wally” Rivera

Posted On November 20th, 2017 -

59, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died on October 19, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Jacky L. Leung

Posted On November 20th, 2017 -

69, of Honolulu, died on November 7, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. Visitation: 9:30 AM; Services: 10:30 AM on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel. Inurnment: 10 AM on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Chinese Buddhist Association of Hawaii.
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FRANCIS DEN SUMIDA

Posted On November 20th, 2017 -

Francis Sumida passed away November 9 in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Corey (Denise); daughter, Andrea Murakami (Scott); and brothers Melvin and Dennis Sumida. Also surviving him are four grandchildren: Emma and Jessa Sumida and Camryn and Logan Murakami. Visitation will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Services will follow at 5 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Gerard Luis Tambalo

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

70, of Honolulu, passed away on November 27, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he was a supervisor for the State of Hawaii Hawaii Housing Authority. He is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Jarrett (Dorsil) Tambalo; step-sons, Lee and Lyle (Amanda) Leonard; step-granddaughter, Stella; brother, Jerry (Nell) Tambalo; sisters, Jean (Albert) Ah Yuen, Gloria Tambalo, and Pearla (Wayne) Kouchi. Visitation from 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 5:00 p.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

ALICE H. FUJITA

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

ALICE H. FUJITA86 of Honolulu, HI passed away on Oct. 6, 2017. She is survived by Son: Ricky Daughters: Lynne (Gary) Fujita- Chung, Linda Murakami, Dianne Fujita. 5 Grandchildren & 2 Great Grandchildren. Sister: Florence (Richard) Furushima. Visitation 10:00 a.m.; Services 11:00 a.m. on Friday November 24, 2017 at Mililani Morturary - Downtown Chapel. Burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Nov. 25th at Mililani Memorial Park.

Milton “Nappy” Kanaha Napuunoa, Sr.

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

Milton 75, of Mililani, died in Honolulu on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. A celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 8:30 am-11:30 am at the Waikiki Elks Lodge #616 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815. Valet service available. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

DAVID BONIFACE PAAHANA, SR.

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

DAVID BONIFACE PAAHANA, SR. DAVID BONIFACE PAAHANA, SR. 80, of Waipahu went home to the Lord Nov. 2, 2017 in Waipahu. He was born on Maui. David was an aircraft mechanic in the Hawaii Air National Guard at Hickam Air Force Base. He retired as Senior Master Sergeant 154 Squadron after 40 years of service. Survived by wife Brenda (Rivera) Sons David, Jr (Darlene) Paahana, Steven Paahana and Sonny (Nani) Clifton, daughter Sherry Clifton (Cris Caughill) Kimberly Chun and Roxane Hernandez, 9 grandchildren & 6 great- grandchildren; Brothers Donald (Mary) Paahana & Dennis (Gina) Paahana; Sisters Patsy Tolentino and Marilyn (Ron) Cozo along with many nieces & nephews. Mass 10 am, Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017 at St. Joseph Church of Waipahu, followed by a Life Celebration at 5:30pm Mililani Mauka Chapel, Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017.

Tamae Fujii

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

Tamae FujiiA nurse and homemaker, died October 10, 2017 at Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was 97. Born January 20, 1920 in Ola'a, Hawai'i to parents Taichi Takaue and Haru Morimitsu Takaue, she attended Hilo High School before moving to O'ahu, where she graduated from The Queen's Hospital School of Nursing. While working at Queen's, she met a young eligible physician, Takeo "Toots" Fujii. Despite his wish for her to stay in Honolulu, she could not pass on the opportunity to pursue postgraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. However, in the end, Toots's persistent letter writing convinced her to abandon her studies to be with him. Returning to Honolulu, she married Toots, assisted him in his growing private practice, and began raising a family in Manoa. Family and friends remember Tamae for her active life, including making ceramics, traveling, line and ballroom dancing, swimming, cooking, and baking. She was known for her Spam musubi, custard and lilikoi chiffon pies, Toots's favorites. She was a member of Kuakini Auxiliary and Central Union Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Takeo Fujii, a sister, Hisako Hirai, and a brother, Yuji Takaue. She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Chun (Richard) and Muriel Fujii, and a son Gregg Fujii (Tracey). She is also survived by three grandchildren, Emily and Erin Chun, and Thomas Amano, as well as two nieces, Gene Uno and Carol Paik. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

REIKO OKANO

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

REIKO OKANOReiko Okano, 94, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at home on Nov 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Perhaps the many tragedies in Reiko's youth made her strong. Born and raised in Tokyo, her mother died when she was 9; at 13, her father suffered a stroke; at 17, Reiko's only sister fell ill and passed away, then her father died. At 18, a clerical job would afford her a modest apartment, but when WW2 broke out, fire bombs fell on Tokyo destroying her apartment and place of work. She was 22. The war ended and Americans occupied Japan. Reiko fell in love with Teiji Frank Okano, a handsome American soldier from Seattle. However, Americans were forbidden to marry Japanese citizens. Teiji had filed a marriage request but after 2 yrs of romance, was transferred back to the US and eventually honorably discharged. Reiko waited while Teiji reenlisted, in a continued effort to reunite in Japan. Instead, he was deployed for the Korean War. Marriage was now possible, but being in Korea, he asked his brother, George, based in Tokyo, to stand in for him and married Reiko by proxy. 2 yrs passed before they were reunited but in the end, they were happily married for over 70 yrs. Life in Japan was good with 3 children. They enjoyed a vibrant social life, drinking, dancing, and bowling. From flower arranging to classical Japanese dance, Reiko thrived. She invested in stocks and real estate, and even opened a cafe, while Teiji worked for the Army/Air Force Exchange. In 1967, the US started closing military bases and Teiji was transferred to New Jersey, then, Louisiana. There were "Whites Only" signs and no Asians in sight, and Reiko didn't speak a word of english or drive. After 2 yrs, the next transfer to Hawaii was perfect, halfway between Tokyo and Seattle. Golfing together until 82 and playing poker weekly till 89, her annual trips to Las Vegas with Teiji and Cathy ended at 90 when she also quit smoking as a pact with her granddaughter. Reiko was also an avid reader and loved gardening. She helped raise 3 granddaughters and cooked daily, often for a family of 10, with children, grandchildren, and their partners. Everyone loved her tonkatsu, sukiyaki, okonomiyaki, and other specialties. She complained about all the cooking and cleaning but it never stopped her from preparing the next delicious meal or keeping an impeccably clean home. Thank you Mom for nourishing all of us and for being such a pillar of strength throughout our lives. We will miss you and will take care of Dad till he joins you. Reiko is survived by her husband, Teiji; children, Patrick (wife, Taehee), Catherine, and Joyce; granddaughters, Mariko, Remy, and Kenna Reed; and great granddaughters, Riley, Aya and Hilina'i.

WILLIAM A. BEE, SR.

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

WILLIAM A. BEE, SR.Passed away at his home in Hilo, Hawaii at the age of 80 years old on October 18, 2017. He was born on May 2, 1937. He was survived by his Children William A. Bee Jr., Anthony J. Bee, Katherine James, Carleen Lim and Gary Bee. William was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Bee (2016) and his son Wayne A. Bee (2016). At our Father's request, no service will be held. "Give a dog a bone"Willie.

DENISE AKIKO (MURAKI) TANAKA

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

DENISE AKIKO (MURAKI) TANAKAOn Thursday, October 26, 2017, the rainbow over Kaneohe, O'ahu got a little more colorful as Denise Akiko Tanaka (Muraki) joined the angels above who were waiting there to hold her hands. She fought the bravest and most courageous mother's fight against breast cancer for four years. Denise will always remain close and deep in the hearts of her husband, Gregg Tanaka, and their two little children, Brenon and Keira. She was the daughter of Clifton and Sharon Muraki and sister to Scott and Kristi Muraki. Harold & Carol Tanaka and Darcie & Donn, Reynn, Torie and Kai Hoshide will miss their daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and aunty. Hawaiian Electric Industries and their leaders will miss their dedicated General Counsel and Charitable Foundation Administrative Assistant. All of her family and friends will miss her constant bright smile, giggles, and happiness while with her husband and children at each holiday event or while just throwing the fishing poles out at the beach. Services will be held on Saturday November 25, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation: 11 am; Service: 12 pm. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Beverly Noa

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

Beverly Noa BEVERLY NOA KENNEY Beverly Kauiokanahele Rivera Noa Kenney passed away after a three year battle with cancer on October 19, 2017. Born June 14, 1933, in Los Angeles, California to Benny Rivera and Victoria Miller, Beverly was raised in Honolulu where she graduated from Farrington High School. At the age of six, she was introduced to hula by Aunty Louise Beamer and later studied under the revered 'Iolani Luahine. At the age of 18, Bev was crowned Miss Hawaii 1952 and traveled throughout the continental US promoting Hawaii and sharing her hula magic. Her professional career started as a featured dancer at Don the Beachcomber's in Waikiki. Beverly has graced the stage in top showrooms in Hawaii including the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Tapa Room, The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and the Halekulani where she shared the stage with Ed Kenney and some of Hawaii's most notable singers and dancers. She became a favorite model for Kamehameha Garment Company and Alfred Shaheen and became the Hawaii Visitor Bureau's "poster girl" which won her national recognition and acclaim. Beverly's love for fashion led her fashion career to be part of the first Calvin Klein and Chanel retail teams in Hawaii. With all her professional success, her greatest accomplishments in life are her two children and family. She married Fred Noa, Sr. and had her firstborn son, Fred Noa, Jr., a principal at Bluerock Partners. Later married singer Ed Kenney Jr., and together they had their son, chef and restaurateur, Ed Kenney. Beverly Noa Kenney is survived by sons Fred (Ginger) Noa and Edward (Spanky) Kenney and grandchildren Celia and Duke Kenney. A celebration of her remarkable life will be held on Saturday, November 25th at Waialae Country Club. Reception: 8:00 a.m.; Program: 9:00 a.m. Lei are welcome.

LEWIS “LOUIE” HUNTINGTON HUBBARD

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

LEWIS 78, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017, surrounded by family. Born December 16, 1938 in Waialua, Hawaii. He was the second oldest and only son of four children born to Emma (McClellan) and Lewis Hubbard. He attended Kamehameha Schools and graduated in 1956. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he graduated with a bachelors and masters degree in industrial arts education. He worked as an industrial arts and technology teacher and bus driver, with 40 years of service to Kamehameha Schools. He loved his job and enjoyed teaching and mentoring his Hawaiian students. Louie met and married his wife, Barbara (Kobus) in 1969. They made their home in Pupukea, where they raised their two daughters, Lori and Lani. He was very active in the lives of his four grandchildren. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara Ann (Kobus) Hubbard. Survived by daughters, Lori M. (Siaosi) Saelua, Lani K. Hubbard & Scott Humber; sister, Lela Hubbard; grandchildren, Ka'ena Humber, Kaleo Humber, Jodi Saelua, Josh Saelua. Celebration for Louie will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Mililani Memorial Park Mauka Chapel. Visitation 5:30pm, services commencing at 6:30pm. Aloha Attire. No flowers, but lei welcome to adorn a lei tree.

KATSUMI YAMADA

Posted On November 19th, 2017 -

KATSUMI YAMADAKatsumi "Kats" Yamada, 70, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017 at Queen's Medical Center. Katsumi managed and owned a transportation called Caravan Island To us between years 1974 to 1998. After closing his business, he started his career as a funeral director at Nu'uanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. He was also a former member of the Hawaii Kendo Federation Board of Directors and chief instructor of Kenshikan Kendo Club. He is survived by wife Hiroko Yamada; son, Jack (Shiho) Yamada; daughter, Karen (Frodel) Tolentino; sister, lkuyo (Haruo) Kyoshi and granddaughter Rhyse Tolentino. Funeral service 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation 2:00 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements provided by: Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

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