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Melenaite Vailiki Maile

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 24, 2012
Melenaite Vailiki “Mele” Maile, 86, of Kahuku, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Ha‘akio, Vava‘u, Tonga. She is survived by husband Sione, son Henele, brother Huni Ma‘u and sister Kesaia Nau. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku 3rd Tongan Ward, 56-589 Puuluana Place. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Thomas H. Lee

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Feb. 21, 2012
Thomas H. Lee, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Matson Navigation Co. security officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hazel R.; sons Tommy, Ron and Cal; sisters Momi Cummings and Anita Evans; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private graveside services.

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Neilen Jacklik

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Feb. 22, 2012
Neilen Jacklik, 81, of Honolulu, a waitress, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in the Marshall Islands. She is survived by daughters Joyce Labout, Irene, Eileen and Neisay Jorkan, Ranny and Roselynn Jacklik, Roserene Milne, Helentina Jonathan and Elisay Anderson; brothers Ichitaro, Harold and Taro Jacklik, and Panson and John Anni; sisters Ann Jacklik and Telje Anni; 64 grandchildren; and 115 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Sadako Ishimaru

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Feb. 19, 2012
Sadako Ishimaru, 82, of Waipahu, a former employee at Oahu Sugar Co., died in Waipahu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Brian; daughter Patti Nishida; brothers Akio, Haruki, George and Sadamu Tokita; sisters Jessie Minagawa and Blanche Shigeyasu; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Walters Kalahiki Eli

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 22, 2012
Walters Kalahiki Eli, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union representative and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosalie, son Robert, daughters Arlene Miranda and Leona Low, stepsons Thomas and Paul Carney, stepdaughters Leonore Scotney and Sandra Maddess, sister Kamila Malterre, half brother Henry, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Graveside services: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Vicente A. Delos Santos

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 16, 2012
Vicente A. Delos Santos, 104, of Honolulu, a retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susana; sons Kazuo “Stanley,” Robert T. and Nick; daughter Eunice Delos Santos Fields; sister Maria Lucas; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Clifford Earl Cuban

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 5, 2012
Clifford Earl “Butch” Cuban, 68, of Makakilo, a former Sears Roebuck truck driver and former bus driver, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pearl N.; sons Clifton and Chad; daughter Shanley Conway; brothers Herbert, Daniel, Theodore and John; sister Jeannie Rose Kim; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers; lei welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Mildred Matsue Chung

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 16, 2012
Mildred Matsue Chung, 92, of Kailua, a clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Ronald, daughter Ember Shinn and sister Jane Midori Watanabe. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Lan Hiang Char

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 19, 2012
Lan Hiang Char, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Southeast Asian specialist and librarian at Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is survived by husband Benjamin P.S., daughter Leonora, brother Swie In Tan and sisters Lily Lie and Nieke Gondokusomo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 am. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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May Lei Carreira

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 14, 2012
May Lei Carreira, 82, of Hauula, a homemaker, died in Haleiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gerald and Wesley, daughters Bernadette Kalua and Sharon Souza, brother the Rev. Lyons Welch, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mary Magdalene Cambra

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 16, 2012
Mary Magdalene Cambra, 83, of Honolulu, a retired teacher for private services, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Adam L.; sons Adam F. and John W.; daughters Rosalia Flores, Priscilla Burgess, Josephine Mundo, Theresa Hess, Christine Kauhi and Mary Medeiros-Strasbaugh; 24 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Frederick Sotelo Callejo Sr.

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 6, 2012
Frederick Sotelo “Freddie” Callejo Sr., 85, of Waipahu, a Hi-Grade Plumbing retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresita M.; sons Fred Jr., Harold and Christopher; daughters Evangeline Stockbridge and Fredersita “Sita” Sales; sisters Clarita Palino and Rebecca Clubal; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Amelia Louise Kalanikauho‘okahi Burgess

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 9, 2012
Amelia Louise Kalanikauho‘okahi Burgess, 97, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Honolulu, an independent dressmaker and a Kona Banyan Court manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews William L., Francis, Reynard and Randall Burgess, Rodney K. Burgess III and Kamana Seymour; nieces Ihilani B.C. Staton, Judith M. Burgess, Emily U.B. Matsumoto and Kaliko Chun; and caregiver Panana Alden. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Kawaiaha‘o Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Reception to follow at Queen Emma Summer Palace. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. March 11 at Hulihee Palace, Kailua-Kona. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Daughters of Hawaii, 2913 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Hellia Berinobis

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 15, 2012
Joseph Hellia Berinobis, also known as “J.B.” and “Coach Pops,” 80, a retired Matson Terminals senior superintendent of operations and Castle High School softball coach, died in Kailua. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by wife Juliana “Julie”; sons Jonathan, Joseph L. and Jason; daughters Joanna B. Cabalse and Josanna “Sani Girl” Berinobis; brothers Julian, Clifford, Tito, Samuel, Wade, Francis and Daniel Berinobis, and Joseph and Moris Pantastico; sisters Gladys Berinobis, Mililani D. Wallace, Jane Kihewa, Laverne Tangaro, Virginia Tamura and Diana Vandeloop; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at the mortuary. Casual attire. Online condolences at: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Hildur Adeena Bals

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 26, 2012
Hildur Adeena Bals, 91, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an Avon representative, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ironwood, Mich. She is survived by son Tony and two grandchildren. No services.

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James Akiona Sr.

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Feb. 19, 2012
James Akiona Sr., also known as “Jimmy” and “PiWai,” 85, of Kailua-Kona, a retired lineman supervisor for Hilo Electric Light Co. and Hawaii Electric Light Co., died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons James Jr. and Harold Akiona, and John B. III and Duane Medeiros; daughters Sheri Wahinekapu, Teddy Akau, Jaymie Akiona and Neddie de Jesus; sisters Lenora Kaaukai and Eunice Seward; 24 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. March 17 at Makole‘a, the former Kona Lagoon Hotel in Kahaluu, Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Flowers, lei welcome.

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Lawrence Kekiokalani Akamine

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

Dec. 20, 2011
Lawrence Kekiokalani Akamine, 79, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Steven and Shawn; daughters Jocelyn Inomata, Momi Anakalea and Rochelle Akamine; brother Leroy; sister Arletta Lomas; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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SADAKO “SADA” ISHIMARU

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

SADAKO “SADA” ISHIMARU

Age 82, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 19, 2012 in Waipahu. Born June 1, 1929 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Sadako was a former employee of Oahu Sugar Company.

She is survived by son, Brian Ishimaru; daughter, Patti (Grant) Nishida; brothers, Akio Tokita, Haruki Tokita, George (Janet)Tokita, Sadamu Tokita; sisters, Jessie Minagawa, Blanche Shigeyasu; sisters-in-law, Elaine Tokita, Laura Tokita, Jean Tokita; brother-in-law, Harold Izumigawa; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (March 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Martha Ho Madeira

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

MARTHA HO MADEIRA

92, of Aiea, a retired Ige Eggs egg inspector, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lorraine Mosca and Jacqueline Kalani, 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

GARY KAZUYOSHI FUJII

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

GARY KAZUYOSHI FUJII

74, Entered Heaven’s Kingdom January 22, 2012. Retired electronic technician, master sergeant, Hawaii Air National Guard, 37 years, then Pearlridge monorail. Survived by wife, Grace Tsubata Fujii, sons Grant “Kiyoshi” and Guy Fujii, cherished grand-daughters, Gloria and Maria “Mimi” Fujii, brothers Earl (Judy), Stanley, Allan (Carol), Myron (Carol) Fujii, sisters Carol (Bert) Inouye, Susan (Wilbert “Bozo”) Tsuchiyama, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends. Praise God for Gary’s Salvation! We are Sincerely Thankful for the Heartfelt Prayers, Kindnesses and Care from Kaimuki Christian Church, Word of Life Christian Center, Friends, Family, EMTs, Medical Staffs, the Organ Donor Center of Hawaii; All who enabled Gary to enjoy life, especially as The Best Doting Papa. Celebration of Life, March 10 Saturday, 10:30 Visitation, 11:30 Service,
Kaimuki Christian Church, 1117 Koko Head Avenue, across from Kaimuki Library.

Marguerite “Peggy’ Marie Paty

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

MARGUERITE ‘PEGGY’ MARIE PATY
November 30,1921-
February 15, 2012

Born in Denver, Colorado Peggy moved with her parents George and Dorothy Kellerman to Honolulu at age 2. She graduated from Punahou in the class of ’39 and then attended The University of Colorado. When the war broke out she left school to take a position with Continental Airlines rising to the position of Chief Hostess.

She married Bill Paty in Denver Colorado in September 1945.They returned home to the Islands where Bill accepted a position with Waialua Sugar Company. Plantation life was a great place to raise their family of five children. Peggy quickly became involved in the community with the Outdoor Circle, Girls Scouts and Waialua United Church of Christ.

Peggy’s commitment to her community led to her interest in historic preservation. She spearheaded the effort to save the land at Kaiaka Bay from development as well as the preservation of The Waialua Courthouse. She was named ‘Kamaaina of the Year’ by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. In 1993 she and her husband were recognized as ‘Kamaaina of the Year’ by the Historic Hawaii foundation. More recently Kaiaka Park was named The Bill and Peggy Paty Kaiaka Bay Beach Park.

As a member of the Junior league she participated in benefit shows at the Royal Hawaiian dancing center stage. Music made her happy and she was quick to pick up the ukelele and share a song with her many grandchildren.

In 2002 Peggy and Bill moved to Arcadia where she continued to encourage others, play the ukulele and keep track of her ever growing Ohana.

She is survived by her husband William ‘Bill’ Paty, sons Stephen (Chrissy), Randolph (Mary), William III (Christy) and daughters Marguerite (John, deceased) Wolter and Susan (Carter) Wurts, 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, sister-in-law Jeanne Paty, brothers George ‘Keoki’ and James Kellerman.

Memorial service is Wednesday, March 7th, 5 pm visitation, 6 pm service at Punahou Thurston Chapel. Donations can be made to Waialua United Church of Christ, Waialua Community Association, Punahou School or a non profit organization of your choice.

MATEA M. FERNANDEZ

Posted On March 3rd, 2012 -

MATEA M. FERNANDEZ

Age 87, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 3, 2012 in Aiea. Born February 24, 1924 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by son, Juanito Martinez; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Connie Mendoza.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 7) 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. Flowers Welcome.

Iosefo Petelo Uiagalelei

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

Feb. 21, 2012
Iosefo Petelo Uiagalelei, 71, of Waipahu, an Aiea High School campus security retiree, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Etevise P.M.; sons Soane P. and Peter; daughter Pina U. Maafala; brothers Masemino, Leatutui and Tomaakuino Petelo, and Nikolao Lafaele; sister Akenese P. Iosefo; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road. Mass: noon. No flowers.

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Isaac Tadashi Sewake

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

Feb. 3, 2012
Isaac Tadashi Sewake, 56, of Honolulu, a Spencecliff restaurant manager, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Irwin H. Private services.

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Newton Kulani Purdy

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

Feb. 11, 2012
Newton Kulani Purdy, 83, of Molokai, formerly of New York City, an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. Services: noon Wednesday at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St. Casual attire.

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Hideo Nakasone

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

Feb. 15, 2012
Hideo Nakasone, 88, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by brother Hiroshi. No services.

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Toshiko Nakaichi

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

Feb. 17, 2012
Toshiko Nakaichi, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center nurse’s aide and retired orthopedic technician, died. She was born in Pyongyang, Korea. She is survived by daughter Dr. Gail K.; brothers Hirohisa Fukuda, Goki Yamamoto and Katsumasa Kunimoto; and sisters Kimiko Kishimoto and Kyoko Kiyama. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Semi Faaloloi Manaea

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Feb. 3, 2012
Semi Faaloloi “Sam” Manaea, 64, of Pearl City, a Holsum Bakery retiree, died in Pearl City. He was born in Faleasao, Manua, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Michelle K.R.; sons John R. and Lee C. Manaea, and Justin Z. Richards; mother Faailoa T. Tali; brothers Frank S., Faaloloiaoolelagi S., Raymond S. and Rodney F. Manaea, and Leula and Samau Tali; sisters Fuaoloa M. Faletufuga, Ruth S. Manaea, Taulolomi, Sue and Asomaliu Tali, Nofoao Leaea, Gafa Mauga, Fuatai Feagai and Vaiutufealofai Tali-Smith; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Gladys Kalani Lopes

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

Jan. 25, 2012
Gladys Kalani Lopes, 75, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii courier, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Charles Jr., Brian, Warren, Russel and Lawrence Lopes, and Zachary Keo; daughters Charlene Kaniho, Hannah Eckert and Terry Tauilo; sister Eleanor Himphill; 47 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. March 10 at Waiahole Beach Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Lawrence C. Lo

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

Feb. 28, 2012
Lawrence C. “Larry” Lo, 83, of Honolulu, a former grocery store owner, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane S., brother James Pang and sister Florence Tong. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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