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In Sup Kim

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

May 2, 2012
In Sup Kim, 86, of Honolulu, a baker, died in Honolulu. He was born in South Korea. He is survived by wife Kum Sun; sons Chang Moon, Chang Sun, Chang Bok and Chan Ho; daughter Young Ja; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Church, Manoa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Robert Lee Keller

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April 30, 2012
Robert Lee Keller, 94, of Kahala, owner of a chemical company and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Betty J., son Robert L. Jr., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to Elks Club or Pacific Aviation Museum. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Chiyoko Matsuda Kuwada Iwamoto

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April 21, 2012
Chiyoko Matsuda Kuwada Iwamoto, 96, of Kailua, a self-employed seamstress, died in Kailua. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Dorothy Mooso, five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Robert A. Distiso

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May 3, 2012
Robert A. “Bob” Distiso, 72, of Honolulu, a buyer/sales representative for ABI Hawaii, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waterbury, Conn. He is survived by daughters Deborah L. Childers and Dawn M. Takebayashi, stepdaughter Cheryl A. Sharkis, brother Franklin D., stepbrother William Raynor, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. today at Keneke’s Grill at Punaluu, 53-138 Kamehameha Highway. More information: www.kenekes.net. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Gloria Del Rosario

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May 12, 2012
Gloria Del Rosario, 70, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired Hertz Rent-a-Car reservationist, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Lawrence; son John Flores; daughters Ann McGuire, Anna Marks and Margie Geiger; brothers Caesar, Henry, Fordolino “Paul” and Fidel “Pete” Dulan; sisters Estepania “Fannie” Alejandro, Benedicta “Bea” Case and Loretta Manuel; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Viola Kuwehu Bartels Pahia Choi

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March 25, 2012
Viola Kuwehu Bartels Pahia Choi, 86, of Ewa Beach, a carhop at Kau Kau Corner and waitress at Host Marriott at Honolulu Airport, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Leslie Leithead; daughters Kahuna Happy Pahia, Paulette Smith and Leslieann Liu; brothers James “Jim” and Fred P. Bartels, Patrick Sayers and Herbert “Toby” Inouye; sisters Louise Moniz, Geri Nogay, Virginia Arivizu, and Ululani and Momi Bartels; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Santiago Quiamas Cadaoas

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May 7, 2012
Santiago Quiamas Cadaoas, 84, of Omao, Kauai, a retired Kauai County mechanic, died at home. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Della Silva, Kathleen Cabral and Valerie Lagazo; brother Dennis Mabini; sisters Evelyn Johnston and Florencia Pascua; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 26 at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Amante Q. Aurelio

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

May 4, 2012
Amante Q. “Mante” Aurelio, 58, of Hilo, a Papaya Processing Co. coordinator supervisor and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Espiritu, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Jeffrey and Ronald; daughter Amelyn Dalmacio; mother Dolores; brothers Edgar, Robert and Cesar; sisters Delia Aguinaldo, Loida Susa, Lilybeth Orcino and Amelia Capuz; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Hiroshi Nishimoto

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

HIROSHI NISHIMOTO

84, of Honolulu, peacefully passed away on May 5, 2012 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was a retired Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force. He was also a federal and State of Hawaii employee. He is survived by his wife, Mary N.; son, Clyde M. (Gayle) Nishimoto; daughter, Claire M. (Scott Mason) Tong; grandsons, Mekiah and Micah Tong; brothers, Herbert T. (Diane) Nishimoto, Paul T. (Thelma) Nishimoto. Private services were held.

George Bruce Bargfrede

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

GEORGE BRUCE BARGFREDE
May 11, 2012

George Bruce Bargfrede, 72, of Kaneohe died at home in Kaneohe. Retired from Army Air Force Exchange Service, and on faculty of the University of Phoenix
He is survived by Judith, his wife of 53 years.
His son Bruce and his wife Prosperidad from Savanah, Georgia, son Jon and his wife Ardyce from Hagatna, Guam, and his daughter Nani and her husband Stephen from Syracuse, New York.
He is further survived by eight grandchidren: Chris, Francis, Tim, Amanda, Ben, Brad, Brian and Bella. Private Services

Irene Akina Fernandez

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

IRENE AKINA
FERNANDEZ

Age 74 of Wahiawa, Hawaii passed away April 17, 2012 in
Wahiawa. Born May 14, 1937
in Honolulu,Hawaii.

She is survived by Husband, Benjamin C. Fernandez Sr.; Sons, Benjamin C. (Coronetta)
Fernandez Jr., Wayne (Vani) Clarose; Daughters: Lynn Fernandez, Jaclin Fernandez; Brothers, Vale (Vanda) Maduli
Francis Maduli, Celestino “Kata” (Janet) Maduli; Sisters: Lucia Abero, Nina Cablayan; 10 Grandchildren; 5 Greatgrandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Harold W. Conroy

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

HAROLD W. CONROY

Prominent Honolulu attorney passed away at the age of 97 on March 8, 2012. Hal graduated from University of Nebraska Law School and was assigned to Wheeler Field when the islands were attacked on December 7, 1941. He was introduced to Edna Young, a volunteer nurse from Queen’s Hospital, that was visiting the base with other nurses for an afternoon dance. They were married for 62 years when she passed away in 2008 at the age of 95.
Mr. Conroy joined Kelly Henshaw in 1946 in private practice of law in Honolulu. This association grew into the firm of Henshaw, Conroy, Hamilton, Gibson, Nicholson, Rush & Moore. Harold retired in 1976. He was president of the Oahu Country Club in 1972.
Harold is survived by his daughter Win Ann, her husband Charles Stark, his three grandchildren Kimberly, Todd and Paige and his five great grandchildren Chaise, Maxwell, Elyse, Charles, and Matthew. He frequently was heard saying that he lived in paradise, and that his life was a romance.
The public is invited to a mass to be held 11:00 a.m. on May 18, 2012 at Star of the Sea Church. He will be inurned with his wife Edna at Punch Bowl National Cemetery at private services. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 2610, Honolulu, Hi 96814 or the charity of your choice.

Captain Michael Michaeledes

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

CAPTAIN MICHAEL MICHAELEDES

Captain Michael Michaeledes passed away on May 9, 2012.

He is survived by his wife Joan Michaeledes; children Christopher Michaeledes of California, David (Dottie Bergan) Michaeledes of Hawaii and Malia (Brett) Round of Colorado; grandchildren Jennifer (Michaeledes) Fuller, Christina Michaeledes, Avery Round, Caroline Round and Shay Round; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Elizabeth Michaeledes and parents George and Despina Michaeledes.

Captain “Mike” was well known on the Honolulu waterfront, having sailed with Matson Navigation Company for 14 years and then as a port pilot in Honolulu and the neighbor islands for 29 years. After retirement, he moved to Port Ludlow, Washington and in 2009 relocated to Centennial Colorado.

Memorial donations may be made in Michael’s name to the Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826. Please share condolences at HoranCares.com.

Robert ” Bob” Blair Graham

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

ROBERT “BOB” BLAIR GRAHAM

Age 82, of Niu Valley-Kuliouou, passed away May 8, 2012. Born May 9, 1929 in Hot Lake, Oregon to Rev. Thomas Phillip Graham and Lynnie Ethel Passmore, Bob was raised in Boise, Idaho. He served in the military. He was a resident of Honolulu for 45 years and retired as Director of Data Systems for The City and County of Honolulu, working under Mayors Fasi and Harris.
He also served as the Cub Scout Pack 115 Cubmaster, the Aina Haina PTA President and Niu Valley Community Association President. Bob was active during his retirement years serving as a volunteer for AARP, Hanauma Bay, and the Bishop Museum. He was a member of the Elks Club and the Saint Andrews Society of Hawaii. Bob was an avid and active walker, surfer, traveler, RV owner, fisherman, snorkeler and bagpipe lover. To satisfy these passions he traveled to all 50 states (with a special love for Alaska), every province in Canada (except one) and circumnavigated Australia and New Zealand.

He was preceded in death by Carol Hisako Honda (former wife). He is survived by wife Elizabeth Lloyd Noroian; sons John W. (Kathy), Thomas L.
(Claudia), Roderick W. (Tetuanui); 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; brothers LTG “Ret.” Charles P. (Alice) of Austin, Texas and Franklin R. of Boise, Idaho; brother in-law’s Ronald Y. Honda (Phyllis), and Gerald Honda (Janice); as well as 5 nephews and 4 nieces and numerous friends.

Services at Kilohana Methodist Church, 5829 Mahimahi St, Honolulu. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:30 AM. Aloha attire. No flowers, please.

HARRY M. MARUYAMA

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

HARRY M. MARUYAMA

Passed away unexpectedly on March 21st, 2012 at his home in Lakewood, WA. He was born on Jan. 30th, 1932 in Honolulu, HI. After retiring from the US Army he went from soldier to social worker where he worked as a mental health counselor as his second career. He is survived by his wife Miyoko and sons Danny Maruyama of Lakewood, WA and Michael Maruyama of Seattle, WA. He will be laid to rest with his older brothers Wallace, Wilfred, and George, as well as his parents Shotaro and Suga at Punchbowl National Cemetery in Honolulu, HI on the 21st of May 2012.

KAY T. NAKAYAMA

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

KAY T. NAKAYAMA

Age 97, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away May 5, 2012 in Waipahu. Born October 13, 1914 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the Wahiawa Hongwanji.

She is survived by daughter, Amy Nakayama Townsend; grandson, Chad Townsend; sister-in-law, Lillian Hara; sister, Mildred Sakata; caregiver, Donley Family.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday (May 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

STANLEY HAYAO KAGE

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

STANLEY HAYAO KAGE

Age 75, of Honolulu, passed away April 29, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born April 27, 1937 in Wailuku, Maui. Retired school teacher from Aiea High School.

He is survived by son, Jason (Carol) Kage; brother, Gerald (Ruby) Kage; sisters, Arlene (Ned) Yamamoto, Harriet (Charles) Ishitani; 2 grand-children.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday 5/19 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Thomas Y. Teruya

Posted On May 15th, 2012 -

April 10, 2012
Thomas Y. “Tom” Teruya, 94, of Kailua, a retired Tom’s Auto Repair auto mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Glenn and Derrick; daughters Amy Sunaoka, Flora Sarae, Frances Richards and Debra Ogasawara; sister Marion Oshiro; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alice Masae Terada

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May 3, 2012
Alice Masae Terada, 83, of Honolulu, director of school for the Reading Center of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Harry T.; sons Keith and Lance; daughter Suzanne; brothers Arthur, Herbert and Allen Marutani; sister Amy Kubota; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Toshiyuki Takiguchi

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May 9, 2012
Toshiyuki “Thomas” Takiguchi, 98, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by daughter Mary Philpott; brothers Walter T., Raymond K. and Herbert J.; and sisters Elsie K. Suda, Jean M. Burgess, Betty K. Kiesel and Lily S. Nakao. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Quirino Rivera Pagaduan

Posted On May 15th, 2012 -

April 1, 2012
Quirino Rivera “Inong” Pagaduan, 100, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Maid Co. truck driver, died in Waipahu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosario R. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Melvin J. Padello

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April 18, 2012
Melvin J. Padello, 68, of Waipahu, a University of Phoenix professor, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara J.; son Cary K.J.; daughter Cara Lynn K. Baclaan; brothers Dennis, Steven and Wayne; sisters Bernadette Lau and Lori Ann Jovero; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Nancy Aiko Okuma

Posted On May 15th, 2012 -

April 26, 2012
Nancy Aiko Okuma, 85, of Honolulu died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by sons Carl, Conrad and Greg; daughters Evelyn Okuma and Anita Okino; brothers Mitsuo Nakasone, and Eizo, Harry and George “Masa” Nohara; sister Marie “Hiroko” Ishibashi; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Miner

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April 6, 2012
James Miner, 50, of Maui, a Dollar Rental Agency driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Steven, Samuel and Joseph “Bozo” Miner, Richard Luke and Chester Hoapili; and sisters Stephanie and Faith Miner, Annette Naba and Louise Auwae. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at SGI Buddhist Learning Center, 810 Kolu St., Wailuku. No flowers.

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Satoru Masuda

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May 5, 2012
Satoru Masuda, 84, of Lihue, a retired Kauai County accountant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by son Eric, daughter Debbie Harris, sister Setsuko Nozoe and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Lily Tom Liu

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March 24, 2012
Lily Tom Liu, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. executive secretary, died in Hale Ola Kino. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Brenda Liu and Lorene Liu-Fajota, brother Chester Tom and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Eddie Arthur Lawson Jr.

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May 6, 2012
Eddie Arthur Lawson Jr., 77, of Kapolei, a retired Navy petty officer first class and a state Department of Transportation Harbor Police retiree, died. He was born in Osierfield, Ga. He is survived by wife Hamako, son Dwayne E. and sister Willie Mae Jaudon. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services and inurnment to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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Edna Fumie Kitamori

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April 30, 2012
Edna Fumie Kitamori, 90, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by brothers Kenichi, Tsuneo and Kazuyuki Watanabe; and sister Gail T. Endo. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hubert Nakaiewalu Kekua Sr.

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April 13, 2012
Hubert Nakaiewalu “Sonny” Kekua Sr., 81, of Hauula, a retired city driver and a National Guard veteran, died in Kahuku. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cornelia, sons Patrick N. and Hubert N. Jr., sister Mercy Castillo, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Congregational Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Norman Duke Kapuniai

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May 8, 2012
Norman Duke Kapuniai, 71, of Waimea, Hawaii, a rancher and crane operator, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marion K., sons D. Taylor and Brad P., daughter Lilia K., brother Glenn T., sister Sharon G. Pang, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapiolani Road, Waimea. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Lei welcome.

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