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Eleanor Mahoney Lyden

Posted On November 15th, 2017 -

Eleanor Mahoney LydenEleanor Mahoney Lyden, died Friday October 27, 2017 at her home in Honolulu, Hawaii surrounded by her loving family. Eleanor was born on February 8, 1920 in East Orange, New Jersey and lived many years in Salem, Connecticut before moving to Hawaii. She was blessed to have lived 97 years filled with love and achievement, dedicated first and always to her family. She was matriarch to a large Irish family of 10 children, 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who loved her deeply. She was also one of the original founders of the Makakilo Senior Citizens Club. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20th at St. Jude Catholic Church in Makakilo, Hawaii.

Lily Ukishima Sakurai

Posted On November 15th, 2017 -

Passed away on October 24, 2017 at age 92. Born in Honolulu. Retired Secretary for the Harbor's Division, State Department of Transportation. Survived by daughters, Kathleen "Kathy" Sakurai, Laureen "Laurie" (Dennis) Hara; two grandchildren, Nicholas "Nick" Hara, KeliAnne "Keli" (Winthrop) Hara Hubbard. Private service held. No Monetary Gifts. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

DOROTHY WEE WONG

Posted On November 15th, 2017 -

96 of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on September 24, 2017. She was a retired Elementary Teacher. Survived by husband Kai Fong Wong, son Gary J.H. Wong, daughters Kathleen S. Bishop and Donna W. Christopher, grandchildren Lisa, Daniel and Rachel Bishop, brothers Lester, Francis, Clifford and Mervin Wee, sister Florence Lau. See other obituary on this page for service times.

Hollister J. Lindley

Posted On November 15th, 2017 -

Hollister J. LindleyLindley, Hollister J., passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. If you're reading this, I am gone. I was born in Oak Park Illinois to Walter and Dorothy Lindley. The family moved to Honolulu when I was three years old. So Honolulu was always what I consider home. I was an active and precocious child and began studying at Punahou in the first grade. I was all arms and legs and pretty good size feet. The swim coach saw a perfect swimming build and that began 10 years of 5 a.m. in the pool, out at 7:30 to go to class, back in at 3, out at 5, homework, dinner, and bed. Given my energy levels, swimming probably allowed me to do well in school. I made many friends at Punahou that I still kept in touch with until my death. One year at the University of Denver was enough of high desert, so I returned to Honolulu and enrolled in the University of Hawaii. I studied drama and theater and French. A volcanology class and a chemistry class to keep things interesting. I graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1974. My mom was a multiple Association manager and I learned a great deal working for my mother. As an only child, I was often in the kitchen with my mom who was a very good cook. It was a passionate hobby of mine until ALS took it away. My first marriage took me from Honolulu to New England. I began working for the New England Chapter of one of the associations my mother ran in Honolulu. From there I got into sales. My first sales territory was Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and I quit when they gave me upstate New York. Next job took me to Philadelphia and an equally large sales territory. My work in that region led to a promotion to the home office. It took a while to adjust to Erie Pennsylvania, but I made some wonderful friends I kept for years. While responsible for operating room tables at American Sterilizer, I was approached by an orthopedic company in Warsaw Indiana for product management position. First day on the job I read Campbell's Intraoperative Orthopedics, cover to cover, twice. It was a fascinating job and allowed me to bring some products to market that changed the way we do orthopedic surgery. I then became the director of field marketing for Zimmer and covered eastern United States. Based out of Wilmington Delaware, I built up some frequent flyer miles to manage my staff of six. During this time, my father died and my mother became extremely ill with Guillain-Barre syndrome. I left Zimmer to care for my mother. After months of hard work, my mother recovered well enough to return home. A phone call from an old friend changed everything. The old friend asked me where I wanted to live. I said first Richmond Virginia, second Baltimore Maryland or third, we all stay in the Philly area. Well, the job my friend knew about was in Richmond. I came to Richmond to work for Owens and Minor. It was different, but it was rewarding and challenging. It was a fascinating few years and I always said I learned a lot from those guys. After Owens and Minor and starting the Virginia Biotechnology Association, I worked with VCU under a Department of Commerce grant to exchange biotechnology with Russia. It was challenging and fascinating and very exotic for a woman that grew up with the Asian cultures. I learned enough Russian to introduce myself, find the restroom, and order food. A respect for the Russian people and an appreciation of their culture stayed with me. When my mother moved to town, I retired early and became a personal trainer and water aerobics instructor. Then came the gig for writing restaurant reviews for Richmond magazine, probably one of the most fun jobs out of all the ones I held. I had a great deal of fun watching the food scene grow and become more sophisticated in Richmond. And they all are such great people. My mother came to Richmond to address some of her health struggles, passing away in 2006. As an only child, it was a very tough time for me. But with support from friends, I got through that era and moved on. I did not know it at the time but the first symptom of ALS came in 2008 when I was out on the West Coast visiting cousins. I dropped my chopsticks, which doesn't sound important until you realize I grew up in Honolulu and could use chopsticks before I could use a fork. The weakness in the right hand continued and eventually the ulnar nerve was repositioned. The hand got better for a while, then it got worse. A referral to the UVA neurology department started a long process of diagnosis. I had a probable diagnosis in 2009 but, correctly, I was not told by the specialists until the definitive diagnosis of ALS in the fall of 2011. Needing to feel useful, I became an advocate for awareness of ALS. The Richmond Times-Dispatch followed me and other ALS patients bringing awareness to the disease. I wrote a blog, lobbied Congress and did what I could do to explain this rare disease to others. I will always be grateful to my friends in the restaurant industry who helped raise money to cure this disease. And it will be cured, but not in my lifetime. If you want to honor me and our friendships, donate to support ALS Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Donations will further the important research underway to identify new treatments that will one day help ALS patients around the globe. Checks can be mailed to: Massachusetts General Hospital, Tricia Keck/Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, Mass. 02114. In the memo line note: in honor of Hollister Lindley. Donations can be made online at https://giving.massgeneral.org/ways-to-give/ (Select: I am making this gift in honor or memory of somebody and note Hollister Lindley). I will miss you all, and mostly my amazing husband, Rich Kern. But I am free! Celebrate my friends. A celebration of Hollister's life will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017, at The Woman's Club, 211 East Franklin Street, followed by a party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Southbound, 3036 Stony Point Road. NO MOURNING ATTIRE PLEASE, dress is casual. This is a celebration.

Dominga Rodrigues

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

82, of Volcano, Hawaii, died in a Hilo care home on October 23, 2017. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii on January 16, 1935. Memorial Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Grace Community Church, Kailua-kona.
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Cherylann Moana Mardal Leong

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

59, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Aiea on October 16, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Amy Silva

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

86, of Pahala, Hawaii, died in Pahala on November 3, 2017. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. Visitation: 8:00 a.m.; Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Pahala. Burial: 11:15 a.m. at Pahala Church Cemetery.
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Manuel Rivera Rivera

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

Rivera 66, of Wailuku, Maui, died in the Maui Memorial Medical Center on November 6, 2017. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary.
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Robert S. Taira

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

71, of Honolulu, Hawaii died in Honolulu on November 2, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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Josephine Haunani Raquedan

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

67, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on November 4, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 11:00 a.m. Celebration of Life: 12:00 p.m. at Sand Island Beach Park.
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David A. De Guzman, Sr.

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

77, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on October 31, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Keolu Stake - LDS Kailua. Burial: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Lourdes E. Rosales Telan

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

83, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on November 3, 2017. She was born in Gattaran Cagayan, Philippines. Visitation: 2:00 p.m. Services: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua.
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Chasen K. Quihano Juan

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

20 months old, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 24, 2017. He was born in San Diego, California. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Prayer Service: 6:15 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Sacred Catholic Church, Pahoa, Hawaii. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m.; on Saturday, November 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
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Jeffrey “Jeff” L.M. Loo

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

65, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on October 31, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park.
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Kenneth “Ken” Alan Wiseman

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

67, of Volcano, Hawaii, died in Pahala on November 1, 2017. He was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia. Private Services.
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Yvonne Y. Muramoto

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

87, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on November 2, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 11:00 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Laura T. Ojiri

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

92, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on November 5, 2017. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Private Services.
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Marcelina Rarogal James

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 4, 2017. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kalihi. Burial: 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Rhendie Michaela Makanalani Hepa

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

21, of Kihei, Maui, died in Wailuku on November 5, 2017. She was born in Lihue, Kauai. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului. .Celebration of Life: 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16 at Kamaole Beach Park III.
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Carol T. Tokunaga

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 24, 2017. She was born in Tokyo, Japan. Private Services held.
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Onofre S. Cabalce

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

89, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Hilo on October 29, 2017. He was born in Parparia, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Wake Service: 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Visitation: 8:00 a.m.; Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section, Hilo.
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Sharkey Y. Sugiura

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

95, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died on October 9, 2017 in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
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Janice A. Dickerson

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

72, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on November 5, 2017. She was born in New Iberia, Louisiana. Services to be held at a later date.
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Juliette Kekaikuihala Kauhi

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

Juliette Kekaikuihala Kauhi JULIETTE KEKAIKUIHALA KAUHI GALUTERIA A Godly Mother July 16, 1930-October 28, 2017 Juliette Kekaikuihala Kauhi Galuteria was born on July 16, 1930, in Kapahulu, O'ahu. Her parents were Susie Nani Hussey Kauhi and Joseph Kauhi, and her tutu lady was Ana Kalua Hussey. Her Ohana was quite musical and she, being a singer, was particularly proud of her older brother Richard Kaui, an accomplished pianist, vocal stylist and recording artist. Her childhood home was nestled just off the slopes of Diamond Head near the Kapi'olani Park and Waikiki Beach, places she would play and frequent during her childhood. Her 'ohana worshipped and prayed together, loved one another, and the Bible was frequently consulted and guided their daily lives. She was baptized as a child by Kahu Edward Kahale and became a member of the Kawaiaha'o Church in her pre-teen years and continued her involvement with Kawaiaha'o Church and many other Christian activities throughout her life. Juliette Galuteria was educated at Waikiki School, Lili'uokalani School, Kaimuki High School, class of 1948; and spent summers working in the pineapple fields and canneries. She pursued further education after graduation from high school at Honolulu Business College, Honolulu Bible Training, and night classes at community school. She married Arnold Galuteria in June 1954, and was blessed with three beautiful children, Brickwood Malihinimaika'aina'e, Scott Kali'ulaokala, and Susie Nani, in addition to five beautiful grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren she loved dearly. Arnold and her children, Scott and Susie, predeceased her and are now with the Lord. Gifted with stenographic proficiency she worked at Bishop Estate for 17 years, followed by 38 years of service with the City and County of Honolulu working with Mayor Blaisdell, the Honolulu City Council, the Honolulu Police Department, and the Department of General Planning retiring in 1998. Juliette Galuteria received numerous awards including the City and County of Honolulu Employee of the Year (1976), City of Honolulu May Day Lei Queen (1978), Aloha Week Queen (1966), and Female Lifetime Achievement awardee (2006). Musically, she was a featured vocalist in the Ed Kenney Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Room Show and has sung for two U.S. Presidents. She unselfishly volunteered her time and served in numerous positions with the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ and with the Kawaiaha'o Church. She was mentored in her spiritual life by Kahu William Kamau'u, Kahu Edward Kahale, Kahu Abraham Akaka, Kahu William Kaina, Kahu James Fung, Kahu Curt Kekuna, Hope Kahu Tuck Wah Lee, Hope Kahu Leopold Waiau, Hope Kahu Edward Kapoo, Hope Kahu Dean Fujii, Hope Kahu Ron Ching, Hope Kahu Kimo Mersberg, Hope Kahu James Halfaker, and Lay Pastor Mealii Kalama. She was a frequent and buoying presence at the office of her eldest son, Hawai'i State Senator Brickwood Galuteria. Juliette Kekaikuihala Kauhi Galuteria was called home to the Lord on October 28, 2017. Services will be held at her beloved Kawaiaha'o Church on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Visitation - 3p Worship Service - 4p.

Evelyn Sayo Tanaka

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

87, of Honolulu, a retired accounting technician for the U.S. Postal Service, passed away on November 8, 2017 at Hale Malamalama. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband, Paul; daughter, Karen (Keith) Matsushima; brother, Raymond (Thelma) Arakawa; sister, Annette Takahashi; and by one grandson, one step- granddaughter and seven great grandchildren. Visitation is at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services begin at 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

HAPPY CHEW HEE CHUN

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

93, of Kailua, a pipe-fitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, passed away in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons, Michael, Darrell and Corey; daughter, Cheri Higashihara; four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday November 18, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 10 a.m. Casual attire. No Flowers. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Erik Errol Dierks

Posted On November 14th, 2017 -

Erik Errol DierksErik Errol Dierks, 46, resident of Richmond, Canada, died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Honolulu. He was a graduate of University of Hawaii at Manoa and Kaiser High School in East Honolulu. He also studied at Universite de Nancy in France. Dierks raised millions of dollars in three countries for medical research, education and music. He was employed at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, British Columbia Cancer Foundation, Hong Kong International School and U.H. Manoa. Early in his career he worked with the French Consulate in Hawaii. He also worked at the law firm Kobayashi Sugita & Goda. Besides Hawaii, he's lived in Canada, Washington State, Omaha, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Australia. Born September 6, 1971 in Denver, Colorado, Dierks was the son of Errol and Saundra (Hollingsworth) Dierks. Errol Dierks was the architect for Manele Bay (Four Seasons Resort Lanai). He is survived by two daughters: Sofie and Penelope; two brothers: Blair and Tyler; and two nieces and one nephew. There will be a celebration of life in Honolulu on December 31, 2017 (New Year's Eve). For more information: bap808@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, consider a contribution to his daughters: c/o Cynthia Yip, 800-999 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1K5

MICHAEL ROBERT TEIXEIRA

Posted On November 13th, 2017 -

MICHAEL ROBERT TEIXEIRA51, of Kailua, HI, passed away on June 24, 2017 in Seattle, WA. He was born on November 22, 1965 in Kailua, HI. He is survived by his daughter, Leolani Teixeira; father, Frank. W Teixeira Jr. (Wife Stephanie Teixeira); mother Debbie Sturdevant (Husband Brian Sturdevant); grandfather Francis W. Teixeira Sr.; siblings, Cheryl Teixeira, Sheila Lopez, Jessie Royos, Shannon Teixeira; aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Mass: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at St. Anthony's Church Chapel, 145A Makawao St., Kailua. Flowers welcome.

Lila Hong Higa

Posted On November 13th, 2017 -

85, of Honolulu, passed away on October 20, 2017. Born in Kona, HI, raised on Oahu. After graduating St. Francis school of nursing she moved to Chicago to work, and while at the University of Chicago, she met the love of her life, Dr. Leslie Higa. After marrying and starting their family they relocated to Iowa City, IA, where they lived for over 35 years. She was a retired RN for the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, and remained a loyal Hawkeye fan her entire life. Preceded in death by husband, Leslie and siblings; Robert, Charley, Gloria, Alice, Albert, John and Richard. She is survived by sons Mark and Elliott, daughter Elizabeth, hanai son Dennis, grandchildren, Kelsie Kei and Christopher, brother Clifford and sisters Eva Yoon and Pat Saunders. The family asks that you spend time with your loved ones, 4-legged ones included. Laugh lots and take time to enjoy Costco hot dogs, filet o fish and iced soy lattes. Make a toast to enduring friendships lifelong and beyond...that is what our mom would wish. Visitation from 9:00am on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10:00am No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

JEAN HANAYO HAMADA

Posted On November 13th, 2017 -

Passed away on October 10, 2017 at the age of 79. She was born on March 27, 1938 in Makawao, Maui and graduated from Farrington High School. She retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Education as a Health Aide. Survived by her husband, Warren Tadao Hamada; sons, Dean (Gloria) and Blayde (Lisa) Hamada; grandchildren, Nicole, Kara, Kai, Joli & Lexi Hamada; brothers, Karl (Kumja), Clarence (Judi), Albert (Lorna), Wayne, and Melvin (Healani); sister, Karen Wright. Preceded in death by brothers, Steven, Ted & Bob. Visitation from 3:00pm on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 4:00pm. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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