Archive for the ‘Death Notices’ Category

Yoshio Watanabe

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 21, 2014
Yoshio Watanabe, 82, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii agriculturalist and an Army veteran, died at the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Marjorie, son Darryl, daughter Dana Grace, sister Mae Furutomo and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional visitation on Hawaii island: 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Hilo Missionary Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Stephen Thomas French

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 9, 2014
Stephen Thomas “Steve” French, 51, of Hilo, a CDL truck driver for Suisan and an Air Force veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Arcadia, Calif. He is survived by wife Lolly, father Thomas and brothers Ken and Doug. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside services: noon Sept. 8 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

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John Philip McCoy Jr.

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 17, 2014
John Philip McCoy Jr., 49, of Kapaa, Kauai, a home health-care worker and a Navy veteran who served in the Gulf War, died in Lihue. He was born in Florence, S.C. He is survived by daughter Alanna E., father John P., mother Lyla J. McElveen, stepmother Barbara H. McCoy and sister Allyson M. Hirsh. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Friday at Lydgate Park. Donations suggested to The Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park.

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Eugene Raymond Caputo

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 23, 2014
Eugene Raymond “Geno” Caputo, 81, of Wahiawa, a Pan American World Airways retiree and a Navy veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Farrell, Pa. He is survived by wife Leonora, son Eugene R. Jr., daughters Maryjean Bright-Kameenui and Patricia Castro, brothers Henry and William, sister Annarose, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Emilio Flores Narca

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

July 30, 2014
Emilio Flores Narca, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired Dole Co. truck driver, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by son George; sisters Florida Sablan, Alicia Yuu, Sheena Vaugh, Gayle Aspera and Linda Hirata; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Leatrice Lee Chung

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 13, 2014
Leatrice Lee Chung, 86, of Honolulu, a customer service supervisor for Hawaiian Electric Co., died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Darryl and Russell, and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Korean Christian Church, 1832 Liliha St. No flowers. Donations in her memory suggested to Islands Hospice, 1301 Young St., Honolulu, HI 96814. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Rachel Chieko Nemoto

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 16, 2014
Rachel Chieko Nemoto, 53, of Kailua, a teacher, died in Kailua. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Nathan; son David; daughter Richelle; father Edwin Ogasawara; and sisters Laura Lum, Kathryn Miller, Ruth Takemoto, Amy Cieslik and Faye Ogasawara. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lani Carignan Churchill

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 21, 2014
Lani Carignan Churchill, 67, of Hana, Maui, a minister with the Church of Tazzadi, died at home. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by husband Thomas, son Neil, daughter Michelle and brother Jake Carignan. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Fujiko O. Nishida

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 13, 2014
Fujiko O. Nishida, 99, of Kula, Maui, a farmer and farm owner, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Kula. She is survived by sons Paul and Ralph, daughters Etsuko Taomoto and Janet Fukuda, brother Yukio Otani, sister Yuriko Hanaoki, 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Harriet Iolani Pule Dooley

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 11, 2014
Harriet Iolani Pule Dooley, also known as “Haleaka” or “Aka,” 49, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a kumu ho’oponopono, died in San Cassiano a Vico, Lucca, Italy. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Ricky Pisanu, son Nolan K. Reed, daughters Lilinoe and Suzy Reed, two brothers, five sisters and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kona Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 75-230 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Services: 9:30 a.m. Aloha casual wear. Flower lei welcome.

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Steve Ozark

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

July 24, 2014
Steve Ozark, 63, of Kaneohe, owner and operator of Caterer to the Stars, died in Nashville, Tenn. He was born in New York City. He is survived by brother Leon, and sisters Ellen Riches and Nadine Xander. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Elks Club. Aloha attire. No flowers. Nonperishable food items welcome, to be donated to River of Life Mission in Ozark’s honor.

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Bernice J. Faborito

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 25, 2014
Bernice Judith Faborito, 85, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Felix; sons James R. Robinson and Felix “Willie” and Kenneth T. Faborito; daughters Pamela Faborito and Carolyn Gaspar; brothers Koon Chong Chin and Koon Fook Yen; sisters Cecilia Davis, Mary Jones and Susan Tom; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Nephrine Kapule Pau

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

July 1, 2014
Nephrine Kapule “Eddie” Pau, 77, of Honolulu, a retired pre-delivery manager at Honolulu Ford and former employee of Pflueger Lincoln-Mercury and Wholesale Motors, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne; sons Rossun, Brandon, Tyler and Tanner; daughter Roxanne Daskauskas; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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James Ross Jeter

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 22, 2014
James Ross “Jim” Jeter, 47, of Kihei, co-owner of Custom View window covering business, died at home. He was born in Denver. He is survived by mother Carol, and brothers Jay and Jon. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Fumiko Sakakihara

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 20, 2014
Fumiko “Fanny” Sakakihara, 84, of Wailuku, a school secretary for Kihei Elementary and Iao Intermediate, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Scott, sister Susan Yoshizu and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Annie Leihulu Ikuwa Kaaa

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Annie Leihulu Ikuwa “Ane” Kaaa, 101, of Honolulu, a federal government retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Roy, daughter Karlotta-Ann, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Private interment of ashes. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Helen Sueko Taira

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Helen Sueko Taira, 84, of Sacramento, Calif., a retired bookkeeper, died in University of California, Davis Medical Center. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Steven Kelly; daughters Gale Lee, Elizabeth Hapka and Nancy Turk; brothers Richard and Robert; sister Jane Inukai; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Telesia Marianna Sala Kleman

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 22, 2014
Telesia Marianna Sala Kleman, 80, of Avaio, American Samoa, a retired waitress, died at Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Tevesi “Junior” and Maumau Tuaolo; daughters Kelesia Novera, Sii Tuia and Lemalie Feagaimaalii; brother Siafolau A. Sala; sister June A.M.S. Gets; 21 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Burial in American Samoa at a later date. Online condolences: kenordensteinfunerals.com.

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Joan Teiko Taguchi

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 11, 2014
Joan Teiko Taguchi, 83, of Wailuku, a retail sales clerk for Pocketbook Man, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Makawao. She is survived by son Lester, daughters Sharon and Grace, brother Paul Inazaki, sister Reiko Yoshizu, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Fumiye Aotaki

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 17, 2014
Fumiye Aotaki, 88, of Lahaina, a shipping clerk for Maui Land and Pineapple Co., died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Takeo, son Lloyd, daughter Karen Ng, brothers Husao and Rikio Okamoto, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Florentine Constance Lantry

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
Florentine Constance Lantry, 82, of Kailua died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Granby, Mass. She is survived by husband Robert D., daughter Maryann Crow and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenso Toyama

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

March 28, 2014
Kenso “K” Toyama, 89, of Las Vegas, formerly of San Francisco and Honolulu, a Matson merchant seaman, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Phillip Toyama and Keola Ka’uhane; daughters Kathy Munar, Edwina Daly, Sharon Higa, Claire Valdez and Donna Wheeler; brother William “Masa”; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Oahu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Marcie Ilima Naehu Botelho

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 14, 2014
Marcie Ilima Naehu “Honey Girl” Botelho, 64, of Aiea, a United Airlines reservations agent, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael J.; daughters Mahina Naehu-Gutierrez and Kamaile Ellis; brothers Wadsworth and Blaise Naehu; sisters Wanda Lee and Ethel Naehu and Minerva Hohaia; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 99-641 Pohue St., Aiea. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Curtis Keala Mahoe

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
Curtis Keala Mahoe, 79, of Pearl City, a retired city wastewater supervisor, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Sophronia Mahoe, Oriana Tuifagu and Corinne Moreno; brother Arthur “Bunny”; hanai sons Arnold “Bojo” Mahoe and Albert Aea III; hanai brothers Alvin and Harrison Iosua; hanai sisters Clara Mahoe, Lapreal Burgess, Vernetta Hall, Katherine Berard and Lucy Coughenhour; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pearl City 2nd Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 94-210 Kahualii St., Waipahu. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Nena Andaya Valdez

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 20, 2014
Nena Andaya Valdez, 64, of Kahului, a housekeeping inspectress for Maui Beach Vacation Club, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Narvacan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alfredo, son Romel, daughters Gladys Torricer and Shirlyn Gunderson, brothers Vic and Mark Andaya, sisters Angelita Gaspar and Flora Torres, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Samuel Buist Jr.

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 19, 2014
Samuel “John” Buist Jr., 55, of Pukalani, a project engineer for Goodfellow Bros. and Bowers and Kubota Consulting, died at home. He was born in Santa Ana, Calif. He is survived by wife Alvina Kaiwi-Buist, daughter Gabrielle, stepson Quentin Kaiwi, stepdaughter Heather Kaiwi, mother M. Gwendolyn, brother P. Brent, sister Mary Johnson and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Maui and the Pacific Cancer Institute, Maui, in memory of S. “John” Buist Jr. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuary.com.

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George Peabody Cullen

Posted On August 30th, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
George Peabody Cullen, 94, of Kailua, a retired Aloha Airlines pilot and a Navy lieutenant commander, died in Castle Medical Center. He as born in Memphis. He is survived by wife Marilyn; son Gary; stepsons Thomas Kasseroler, Arch Brady Butler Jr. and Steven Hellman; stepdaughters Gail Eager and Barbara Budden; sister Corrine; 15 stepgrandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Pearline Kawelo Madrona

Posted On August 30th, 2014 -

Aug. 22, 2014
Pearline Kawelo Madrona, 66, of Kapolei died. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by husband Alfred Sr.; sons Alfred Jr., Warren, Brian, Anthony and Clayton; daughters Verna-Dale Kuroiwa, Shawn Johnson, Elizabeth Renaud and Teri Lynn Madrona; sisters Loke Ramarama, Yvonne Laumauna and Louise Miguel; 25 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rolanda K. Smith De Lude

Posted On August 30th, 2014 -

Aug. 23, 2014
Rolanda K. Smith “Rodie” De Lude, 56, of Honolulu, a retired E.K. Fernandez game supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William J. “Willie”; hanai son Jeremiah Keo; hanai daughter Halonae Keo; brother George K. Smith; and sisters Virginia Apaisa, Daveana K. “Anna” Medeiros and Rosette Smith. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at Ka Hale Hoano O Ke Akua Church, 1760 Leilani St., Kalihi. Services: 11 a.m.

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Jennie J. Marshall

Posted On August 30th, 2014 -

Aug. 6, 2014
Jennie J. Marshall, 79, of Honolulu, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Braulio and Darryl Soliven; daughters Macrina Frierson, Darlene Lane and Roxanne Passmore; brother Tony Fernandez; sister Frances Acia; 22 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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