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Malvin Edward Milburn

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

July 26, 2012
Malvin Edward Milburn, 86, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Martha; sons Troy and Michael English; daughters Patricia Enright, and Cathy and Ginger English; brothers William, Kenneth and Rodney McFeeley; sisters Catherine Fuller and Shirley Kelley; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 1455 Hoolaulea St., Pearl City. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mary-Jane McMurdo

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 18, 2012
Mary-Jane McMurdo, 88, of Honolulu, a former Hawaii state senator, will be remembered in services 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hawaii Yacht Club. She died in Hiolani Care Center. She was born in Boston. She is survived by sons Strathmore and Michael, daughter Dahlis M. Day and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. at the yacht club. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society. Incorrect information in an obituary published Aug. 21.

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Emily Luna

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 21, 2012
Emily Luna, 87, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Wayne Morris; brother Manuel Marin; sisters Mercy Espiritu, Anita Ishibashi and Delores Byrd; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Alii Beach Park (boat pier), Haleiwa.

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Leelani Alicante Lagunero

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 15, 2012
Leelani Alicante Lagunero, 47, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Manila. She is survived by mother Remedios, brother Allen, sister Aulani and grandparent Cristina Alicante. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Abigail Kupihea Kelepolo

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

July 15, 2012
Abigail Kupihea “Abbie” Kelepolo, 65, of Kailua-Kona, a waitress at the former Kona Inn Hotel, died at home. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Nolbert; daughter Alexandra; brothers Francis and Richard Mokuohai, and Jonathan and Moody Castillo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the St. Benedict’s Church lot, next to the City of Refuge, Honaunau. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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Kiyoshi Kawasaki

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 17, 2012
Kiyoshi “George” Kawasaki, 94, of Honolulu, a retired fenderman for United Auto Body Repair and Aloha Motors, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bert, daughter Lynne Ozaki, brother Hyoichi, sister Hanayo Kashimoto, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Franklin Kung Sun Kam

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

July 29, 2012
Franklin Kung Sun Kam, 71, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii procurement and property management clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Heather and brother Victor K.K. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mystical Rose Chapel, Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Ave. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Garfrey Makia Jury

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 5, 2012
Garfrey Makia Jury, 66, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Godfrey, Richard, Ben, Jason and Gilbert; daughters Jessica and Noe; brother Tommy; sisters Leina, DeeDee, Laverne and Lynette; companion Martha; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Baptist Church, 85-716 Farrington Highway. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Arlyn LaMoyne Garside

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 25, 2012
Arlyn LaMoyne “A.L.” Garside, 80, of Laie, a retired fine-arts professor at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, died in Kailua. He was born in Riverton, Utah. He is survived by sons Bradford and Scott, daughter Kawehi Stant, brother Don, sister RuthAnn Metcalf and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at 55-439 Naniloa Loop, Laie. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Friday at Laie Cemetery.

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Grace Mieko Furugen

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 22, 2012
Grace Mieko Furugen, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Health public health nurse, died at home. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Barbara E. Minkin Furugen, brothers Hideo and Lloyd Tanabe, sister Akiko Oshima and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. No flowers. Donations suggested to Moiliili Community Center. Incorrect information in an obituary Sunday.

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Edward Gilbert de Harne

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 19, 2012
Edward Gilbert “Vic” de Harne, 79, of Manoa Valley, a real estate salesman and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Halden. Services: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Blane Arisue

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

June 26, 2012
Blane Arisue, 57, of, Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by companion Nani Lopez, son Brion, daughters Ashley and Kim, and brother Wesley. Private services.

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Ng Moi Andrews

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 19, 2012
Ng Moi Andrews, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Peyton L. and Francis W., daughter Liane B. Bilonta, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rodney Alcoran

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

Aug. 23, 2012
Rodney “Bismarck” Alcoran, 69, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator for Kohala Sugar Co., J.M. Tanaka, Grace Bros., Goodfellow Bros., Fong and Volcanite Construction and a National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Matea; son Bruce; daughters Jennifer Alcoran, Ronilynn Thorell and Pattyann Veincent; hanai daughters Lilly and Eldayne Barawis; brothers Benigno, Harold and Clarence; sister Veronica Schivone; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 7 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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BENJAMIN PAMMIT BALLESTEROS

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

BENJAMIN PAMMIT BALLESTEROS
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away August 12, 2012 at home. Born October 30, 1927 in Lahaina, Maui.
He is survived by wife, Juanita V. Ballesteros; sons, Benedicto (Lily) Ballesteros, Jesus Ballesteros, Rolando (Myrna) Ballesteros, Florante (Beatriz) Ballesteros, Herman (Juliet) Ballesteros, Cesar Ballesteros; daughter, Helen (Jeff) Ballesteros-Mundon; brother, Juan Ballesteros; sisters, Felicidad Guzman, Victoria Rausa, Rosalina Ladines, Perpetwa Cuayzon; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grand-children.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday 8/31 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

Eleanor Adrian Garcia

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

ELEANOR ADRIAN GARCIA
78 years old of Pearl City passed away on August 19 at Kaiser Hospital. Born February 15, 1934 in Waipunalei-Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Hilo. She married and moved to Oahu in 1959 and resided in Pearl City, worked as a messenger for the Hawaii Newspaper Agency for 21 years. She is survived by husband George R. Garcia; sons Patrick Garcia, Michael (Lisa) Garcia; daughters Cheryl (Jay) Sylva and Charlene (Rick) Saunders; brother John F. (Andrea) Adrian Jr.; sisters Marian (Ernest) De Luz and Elaine Powers; brother-in-law Rev. Albert Garcia; grandchildren Jaizie Sylva, Shae Bryan Sylva, Adrienne Sylva, Ciera Sylva, Lichelle Garcia, Alisha Garcia and Nicholas Garcia.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 31st at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Pearl City, mass at 10:30 a.m.

KIYO YAMASHIROYA

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

KIYO YAMASHIROYA
Age 89, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away July 29, 2012 in Torrance. Born October 2, 1922 in Ewa, Hawaii.
She is survived by son, Alvin Yamashiroya; daughters, Susan Higa, Lynne Kaneshiro; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Itsuo Saito, Minoru Saito; sisters, Clara Ouchi, Mieko Tsutsumi, Masako Saito.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (September 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ARSENIO VILLANUEVA de GUZMAN

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

ARSENIO VILLANUEVA
de GUZMAN
Age 86, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 29, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born December 14, 1925 in Cagayan Valley, Philippines. A member of St Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu.
He is survived by wife, Andrea Burgos de Guzman; daughters, Socorro de Guzman Caranto, Joy de Guzman Belano; 7 grand-children.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (September 1) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RICHARD “HULI” HULIHONUA KAAUMOANA

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

RICHARD “HULI” HULIHONUA KAAUMOANA
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away August 4, 2012 at his home. Born March 24, 1928 in Hanalei, Kauai.
He is survived by sons, Richard Kaaumoana, Jr., David Kaaumoana, Joseph (Annette) Kaaumoana, Gaynon Sobrado, Daniel Kaaumoana; daughters, Miu Lan (David) Oman, Marie Fritzgerald, Mary Jane (Archie) Morris, Christine (Paul) Kempczenski; brother, Harry (Barbara) Kaaumoana; sisters, Hannah Lopez, Rebecca Kapoli Maka; 14 grand-children; 27great-grand-children; nieces and nephews.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 8/31 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SHANDRA “TITA” G.C. HEW-HIGUCHI

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

SHANDRA “TITA” G.C. HEW-HIGUCHI
Age 53, of Honolulu, passed away August 2, 2012 at her home. Born December 30, 1958 in Honolulu. Retired Stevenson Middle School special education teacher.
She is survived by husband, Roy M. Higuchi; brother, Clement Y. F. Hew, Jr.; hanai-sister, Joy F. Yoshimura; hanai-brother, Wayne Kagami; hanai mom & dad, Kay & Gordon Chang; nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday 9/1 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire.

EMMA PUAONUI PRATT

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

EMMA PUAONUI PRATT, 75
Died 8/21/12
Survived by sisters, Miriam K. Keouli, Angie (Alex) Neill; nephew; and nieces. Service at Makaha Kingdom Hall (84-361 Makaha Valley Rd., Waianae) Sept. 01 2012 1 PM.
Aloha Attire. No Flowers.

Augustine Van Horn Diamond

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

AUGUSTINE VAN HORN DIAMOND
Musician, labor leader, and community advocate Van Diamond, 73, passed away on August 5, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice in Ewa Beach. Born May 30, 1939 in Honolulu, Van attended St Louis College, graduated from Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, CA, and received an AB in from the University of Notre Dame. Van’s career included work in the City & County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii Judiciary, the Hawaii Job Corps, Alu Like, Inc., and over 30 years combined with HGEA, AFL-CIO, Hawaii Musician’s Association and IBEW Local 1357. Van was an accomplished singer and upright bass player and performed at the Halekulani with his mother, Marion, and aunt, Lila Reiplinger, for 30 years as The Diamond Serenaders. He was a member of Hale O Na Alii since 1958 and chair of the Oahu Island Burial Council. He served on the boards for The Aloha United Way, Saint Francis Hospital, The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace and The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. Van is survived by wife, Kathryn; daughters Kalai (Nate Miyaki) and Malia (Damien) Lee, son David Keoni (Keiki) and their mother, Evagene Diamond; daughter-in-law Miyuki, stepdaughters Cayenne (Edward) Tote and Jill (Michael) Yang; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Eugene Iokepa Diamond. Celebration of life on Tuesday, August 28 at The Bishop Museum’s Atherton Halau from 4:30-8:30pm. Burial at a later date at Ale’amai, Hawai’i Island.

ARTHUR YONESHIGE

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

ARTHUR YONESHIGE
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away August 15, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice West. Born November 3, 1927 in Honolulu. He was a Veteran for the U. S. Army
He is survived by daughters, Becky Yoneshige, Gabriele Yoneshige; brother, Harry “Aki” (Tokie) Yoneshige; sisters, Florence Teru Tanimitsu, Grace Grimes; nieces and nephews.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday 8/30 at Mililani Dowtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PATRICIA A. GIONSON

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

PATRICIA A. GIONSON
Age 73, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 28, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 18, 1938 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She is survived by husband, Aniano Gionson; daughters, Joaddie Gionson, Patrice Gionson, Toni Okamura; brother, John S. Silva Jr.; 5 grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (September 1) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Orlando Ryan Vallejo Jr.

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

Aug. 11, 2012
Orlando Ryan Vallejo Jr., 18, of Mililani, a McDonald’s employee in Mililani and Heide & Cooke inventory/stock clerk, died inHonolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Orlando S. Sr. and Emilia T., sisters Cindy Clayborn and Emily Vallejo, and grandparent Fe Gamalo. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Burial:10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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R. Lynelle Snyder

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

Aug. 10, 2012
R. Lynelle Snyder, 77, of Mililani, formerly of Fremont, Calif., an Air Force veteran, died in Mililani. She was born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich. She is survived by sons Larry, Ben and Andrew; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Rhoda LaFrenais Scott

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

Aug. 18, 2012
Rhoda LaFrenais Scott, 78, of Waialua died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahore, India. She is survived by sons Kevan and Eric, daughters Lisa Albrecht and Karen Hernandez, brother John LaFrenais, sister Shirley Attard, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass:10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Nancy Takako Sakuda

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

July 31, 2012
Nancy Takako Sakuda, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Glenn M., Ross H. and Donn M.; brother Walter K. Ojima; sisters Grace S. Konno, Margaret F. Ojima andAgnes E. Fujii; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jose A. Oania

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

Aug. 1, 2012
Jose A. Oania, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Stevedores longshoreman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary, son Steven, daughters Bernadine Parrish and Theresa Meiers, brothers Maximo and Miguel, sister Perfecta and two grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:11:30 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani MemorialPark. Casual attire.

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Joyce Sachiko Nakamura

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

July 15, 2012
Joyce Sachiko Nakamura, 69, of Honolulu, a retired beautician, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Agnes Y. Kubota. Private services.

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