Archive for the ‘Death Notices’ Category

Richard Jong Kong Chong

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

June 26, 2015
Richard Jong Kong Chong, 86, of Hilo, a retired Yamada Transfer manager and a retired Army reservist who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Dr. Clayton and Andrew; daughters Sandra and Emma Chong, and Claire Fernandez; brothers Robert, Herbert, Daniel and Donald; sisters Florence Lee, Evelyn Makio and Marilyn Goo; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside committal services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha or casual attire.

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Lillian Fujie Hatae

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

June 21, 2015
Lillian Fujie Hatae, 101, of Mililani, a retired Bon Ton Store sales associate and homemaker, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Paul S., daughter Gayle Y. Ozawa, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Douglas Do Choon Lee

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May 25, 2015
Douglas Do Choon “Dooch” Lee, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Eastman Kodak Co. manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Ellen Y., son Evan J. “Jamie,” daughter Patricia F. “Trish,” sister Faye Agsalud and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences: leewardfuneral home.com.

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Thomas W.M. Lum

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

June 15, 2015
Thomas W.M. “Ahing” Lum, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Coca-Cola Bottling Co. warehouse worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Paul T.K.O., daughter Thomasina R.K.H., brother William, and sisters Dora Kaikaihanaaole and Mildred Lau. Graveside services at noon Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Toshie Matsuyama

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

June 19, 2015
Toshie Matsuyama, 86, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retiree from the former Hilo Hospital dietary department, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Anthony Hernandez; daughter Judy Ann Bright; brother William “Bill” Takiguchi; sisters Katsuko Enoki, Yoshiko Fujiwara, Heidi Takitani and Stella Tamura; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Honoria Mirafuentes Mehio

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

May 28, 2015
Honoria Mirafuentes “Nora” Mehio, 84, of Wahiawa, a Wahiawa General Hospital kitchen staff retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Frank P., daughters Debra A. Schonberg and Andrea Mehio, brothers Manuel “Maning” and Dominador “Domi” Mirafuentes, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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William Eugene Murphy

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

June 27, 2015
William Eugene “Uncle Bill” Murphy, 75, of Koloa, Kauai, a special effects transporter for the filmmaking industry in California and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Altadena, Calif. He is survived by sons Steve and Mike; brother Michael; sisters Judy, Abby, Peggy and Pat; and five grandchildren. Mass: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Church, Koloa. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Sunday at Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Koloa. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Enok H. Nielsen Jr.

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

May 20, 2015
Enok H. Nielsen Jr., 69, of Waialua, a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Aiea. He was born in Albert Lea, Minn. He is survived by wife Janice S., son Davin Horikami, daughters Roxane Horikami and Debra Hookala, mother Harriet, brother Dennis, sister Jolene LaCore, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michelle Marylou Juana Sagapolutele

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

June 11, 2015
Michelle Marylou Juana Sagapolutele, 24, of Honolulu, a Regal Cinemas assistant manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Tyrone N. Vaesau, daughter Sinautume Vaesau, father Joseph, mother Vaivaiolupe P. Fonopo and sister Sala Pau’u. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Central Samoan Assembly of God, Kalihi Valley. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Francis Clifford Silva Sr.

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

June 1, 2015
Francis Clifford “Pops Silva” Silva Sr., 89, of Waianae, a retired State T & L heavy-duty mechanic, owner of Pops Silva’s Case Backhoe Rentals and Repairs, and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice H., son Clifford Jr., daughter Claudette Joseph, hanai son Stanley Akamine, hanai daughter Wilma Cashe, sister Geraldine Yannell, six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Waianae. Eulogy: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Maurice Leslie Silva

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

June 13, 2015
Maurice Leslie Silva, 78, of Kaneohe, an auto body repairman, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Barbara D., seven children, a brother, a sister, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. No services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Aaron Clay Swafford

Posted On July 2nd, 2015 -

May 29, 2015
Aaron Clay Swafford, 78, of Hauula, a retired professional Navy barber for the 577 USS Sproston, former supervisor at Kam’s Express Trucking Co., former dispatcher at Drive Line Components and a Navy veteran, died in Hauula. He was born in Litton, Tenn. He is survived by sons Mark “Shane” Soares, and Aaron B., Kyle K. and Quintin T. Swafford; daughter Sharon Chai; stepson Sefo Toki; stepdaughters Eleni Aalona, Makalita Toki, Ana Barrera and Taulagi Maka; brother Jerry Ike Swafford; sisters Mary Jane Swafford Whiteaker and Irene Swafford; 15 grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Leoncia D. Fernandez

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

June 18, 2015
Leoncia D. Fernandez, 89, of Waipahu, a retired packer at Hawaiian Tuna Packers, died in Honolulu. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Daniel Dagdagan and a grandchild. Private services.

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Afua Mariner

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

June 18, 2015
Afua Mariner, 51, of Waianae died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Taylor; son Fili Afoa; daughters Tulili Afoa and Whitt Mariner; brothers Evile Jr. and Toetu Puna, and Fuifui and Misi Gasologa; and sisters Faalili Mataele, Lagi Faauli, Teuila Matiseni, Seulupe Namulauti and Faivaai Irvin. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Gene Ichiro Mitsunami

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

June 28, 2015
Gene Ichiro Mitsunami, 81, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. diesel operator, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Violet, son Blane, daughters Lynn Barbasa and Faye Mitsunami, sisters Florence Kawabata and Pearl Ota, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Services: 11 a.m.

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Norihisa Ouchi

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

May 15, 2015
Norihisa Ouchi, 88, of Waipahu, a retired city firefighter and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Dennis and Michael, sister Aiko Nishimura, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Betsy Takeko Sagara

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

June 6, 2015
Betsy Takeko Sagara, 70, of Wahiawa, a retired teacher at Wahiawa Elementary School and office manager at her husband’s CPA firm, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Donald K., sons Gavan M. and Brendan M., brothers Nobu and Hisashi Kiyan, sister Setsuko Nakasone and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Wahiawa Hongwanji, 1067 California Ave. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Florence Mae Souza

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

June 22, 2015
Florence Mae “Auntie Flo” Souza, 71, of Hilo, a retired hairdresser and owner of the former Banyan Tree Beauty Salon, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Karl Kahoonei, daughters Jaynel Aldana and Sherrie Lynn Cronkite, hanai son Shorn De Silva, hanai daughters Carrie Felipe and Eunice Bagorio, brother Diego Mantalaba, sister Maggie Consejio, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Johnny Yushin Tamaye

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

May 23, 2015
Johnny Yushin Tamaye, 88, of Aiea, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Alice Y.; sons Dennis, Duke and Raymond; daughter Dayle Uyeda; brothers Goichi, Frank and Wallace; sister Susan Muraoka; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Olivia Robino Tubon

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

June 1, 2015
Olivia Robino Tubon, 77, of Kunia died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Victorino A. Sr.; sons Victorino Jr., Dale R., Fernando P., Samuel A., Jesse T. and Michael P.; daughters MaryAnn Pocaigue, Victoria Espiritu, Verna Duenas, Faye Tubon-Mocilio, Linda Simbre, Abigail Espiritu and Dolores Ubias; brothers Alfred Robino and Paulino and Sonny Basilio; sister Frances Agosto; 60 grandchildren; 103 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Abigail Faith Vara

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

June 8, 2015
Abigail Faith Vara, 13, of Honolulu, a Kaimuki Middle School student, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Los Alamos, N.M. She is survived by father Ray; mother Tiffany; brothers Chase, Kyle, RJ and Matt; and grandparents Thomas and Joyce Brown. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Union Church. Celebration of life: 5 p.m.

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James G. Young

Posted On July 1st, 2015 -

June 14, 2015
James G. Young, 28, of Honolulu, a lab assistant at the Queen’s Medical Center, former pharmacy technician at Longs Drugs at Kamehameha Shopping Center and former employee at Sears Outlet, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joanne, parents Gary and Meu-Sein, and brothers Arthur and Robert. Private services.

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Cherie Lyn Samson Olpendo

Posted On June 30th, 2015 -

May 8, 2015
Cherie Lyn Samson Olpendo, 44, of Las Vegas, formerly of Wahiawa, a business development program supervisor for PACT Economic Development Center, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kunia. She is survived by husband Larry D.; daughters Theresa and Nohelani Olpendo, and Larielyn Woods; parents John Nakagawa and Sheila Mizusawa; brothers Jesse, Keoni and Kaimana Nakagawa, and Sidney Lonso II; sisters Shannell and Sharleen Lonso, Teresa and Nicole Nakamura, and Natasha Nakagawa; grandmother Kimiko Mizusawa; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Joey Allen Acia

Posted On June 30th, 2015 -

June 22, 2015
Joey Allen Acia, 49, of Keaau, Hawaii, a former Hilo Hawaiian Hotel prep cook, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Anthony and Emelio III, and sister Rose Rose. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Rab Singh Puri

Posted On June 30th, 2015 -

June 23, 2015
Rab Singh Puri, 75, of Kailua-Kona, a retired mechanical engineer for American President Lines and Matson, died at home. He was born in Lahore, Pakistan. He is survived by wife Lynn, sons Matt Gomes and Dale George, sister Saroj Pachauri and two grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona.

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Patsy Kiso Akamine

Posted On June 30th, 2015 -

June 26, 2015
Patsy Kiso Akamine, 91, of Kaneohe, a former Wisteria waitress and former salesclerk in Waikiki, died at home. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by sons Myles L. and Charles “Chanell” “Chucky,” three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. July 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ai Kotake Seiki

Posted On June 30th, 2015 -

June 19, 2015
Ai Kotake Seiki, 93, of Kahului, formerly of Hilo, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. clerk, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Russell, brother Mamoru Kotake and sister Janet Murakami. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Raymond Merrill deHay

Posted On June 30th, 2015 -

April 18, 2015
Dr. Raymond Merrill deHay, 93, of Kailua, a gastroenterologist and a retired Navy Reserve lieutenant commander, died in Kailua. He was born in Florida. He is survived by sons Lawrence and Roger, daughters Charlotte Clausen and Cynthia deHay, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Maurice Leslie Silva

Posted On June 30th, 2015 -

June 13, 2015
Maurice Leslie Silva, 78, of Kaneohe, an auto body repairman, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Barbara D., seven children, a brother, a sister, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. No services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Florence Yasuko Furuto

Posted On June 30th, 2015 -

June 8, 2015
Florence Yasuko Furuto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired employee of University of Hawaii at Manoa, died. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Albert H., Lyman M. and Gordon T. Jr.; daughters Jeanne M. Stack and Mary S. Kim; brother Tom Y. Hokama; sisters Kiku Shigeta and Jane Y. Nakamoto; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: Visitation: 5 p.m. July 9 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. July 10 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

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