Archive for the ‘Death Notices’ Category

Maryanne Gonsalves

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

July 31, 2014
Maryanne Gonsalves, 61, of Hilo, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by uncle Manuel, aunts Clara Gonsalves and Christine Mattos, godmother Dolly Pagan, and caregivers Grace and Paul Andres. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Don Kunito Masuda

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June 17, 2014
Don Kunito Masuda, 93, of Honolulu, co-owner and treasurer for City Transfer Co. and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company E, during World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Alice K., daughter Donna K. Masuda-Kam, sister Asako Ishimoto and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Vernal John Veincent

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

Aug. 9 2014
Vernal John “Big Man” Veincent, 71, of Hilo, a heavy equipment operator for Goodfellow Brothers, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Marilyn; son Shane; daughters Lucille Veincent-Salazar, Sheron Bee and Renee, Kehau and Shannon Veincent; brothers Manuel and Joseph; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Puhi Bay (Hawaiian village). Casual attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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James Francis Gregory

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Aug. 14, 2014
James Francis Gregory, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a retired real estate broker and an Army veteran who served in World War II and recipient of two Silver Stars, two Purple Hearts and Bronze Stars, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Joyce; sons Jeffrey, J. Douglas and Stuart Gregory, and Craig Schade; daughter Wendy Hewlett; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Friday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua-Kona.

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Chiyoko Mizoshiri

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

July 15, 2014
Chiyoko Mizoshiri, 85, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Glenn, Dane and Brian; brother Ralph Honda; sisters Edith Bradway and Hazel Miyahira; and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Kaj Rune Havaas

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

Aug. 13, 2014
Kaj Rune Havaas, 72, of Wai-anae died at home. He was born in Narvik, Norway. He is survived by wife Kolokai Sally Diau-Havaas; sons Bjoern, Lanikai and Kaj Kalani Havaas, Jon Roger Havaas Markusson and Michael Hullerman; daughters Julie and Susan Hullerman; sisters Siv Edberg and Sonnie Havaas Prytz; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Cynthia Lynn Mooney

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Cynthia Lynn Mooney, 56, of Kailua, a registered nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by companion Bryan K. Amona; daughters Kaliko and Jasmine K. Amona; mother Jewell O.; sisters Barbara M. Hoppe, Sandra Osborn and Patti Lewis; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park Pavilion. Services: 3 p.m. Paddle-out to follow. Updated service information for an obituary published July 26.

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Ruby Fumie Higa

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

July 15, 2014
Ruby Fumie Higa, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Likelike Elementary School teacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Waiakea Uka, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Takejiro, sons Nelson T. and Alton H., sister Mildred T. Lee and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Walter H. Niitani

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May 18, 2014
Walter H. Niitani, 83, of Eleele, Kauai, a Kauai County retiree, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Mark; brothers George, Edwin and Charles; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Eleele. Services: 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

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Doris Michie Ishida

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

Aug. 7, 2014
Doris Michie Ishida, 86, of Honolulu, a retired office supervisor for the federal government, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Henry S.; daughter Laurie S. Oue; brother Henry Hirozawa; sisters Charlotte Takishima, Florence Kubota, Janet Nitahara and Lois Oshiro; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Florence Fusako Anbe Okamoto

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

July 1, 2014
Florence Fusako Anbe Okamoto, 93, of Kihei, Maui, a laboratory employee for Maui Land & Pineapple Co., died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Roy T. and Edwin K., daughter JoAnn M. Umehira, brother Natsuo Anbe, sister Gladys Blondin, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual Hawaiian attire. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Clarence Noa Kahele

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

July 27, 2014
Clarence Noa Kahele, also known as “Spida” and “Boy,” 69, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Lance and Jason; sisters Stella and Diane Kahele, and Gladys Eva DeCoito; former wife Terry Saito; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Kuniko Okazaki

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July 23, 2014
Kuniko Okazaki, 66, of Waipahu, a retired tour guide, died at home. She was born on Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband Edward, daughters Hiroe Kinjo and Judy Okazaki, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Harlan Edward Kalles

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

Aug. 2, 2014
Brother Harlan Edward Kalles, 86, of Hilo, senior pastor at Family Christian Center in Hilo, died at home. He was born in Puyallup, Wash. He is survived by son Shawn; daughters Debbie Fields, Kimi Wehrsig and Tina Fujii; sister Harriet Smallwood; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sunday at Family Christian Center. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Lydia Ringor Ordonez

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

June 30, 2014
Lydia Ringor Ordonez, 68, of Kapolei, a retired food and beverage industry employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Frank F.; sons Kenneth, Melbourne and Kristofer; daughters Marilyn Wong and Lenie Reinoso; brothers Ben and Cesar Ringor; sisters Expedita and Emerencia Ringor, Bonnie Galleo and Florentina Rol; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Leslie Lin Kam

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

Aug. 10, 2014
Leslie Lin Kam, 63, of Waipahu, proprietor of OK T.V. & Appliances in Pearl City, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diana, daughters Jennifer Evans and Natalie Strand, father Harold, brother Curtis, sisters Roberta Ching and Ramona Fujimoto, and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Randall Owen Oshiro

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

Aug. 8, 2014
Randall Owen Oshiro, 61, of Kapolei, an employee of BAE Systems Hawaii, Pacific Marine and Dillingham shipyards, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosanne F.K. Anderson, son Michael M., daughters Kimberly L.Y.L.A. Oshiro Koyama and Marissa P.F. Soo Faleoolo, brother Ryan S., sister Karen J. Oshiro Rogers and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Lei welcome.

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Iva Emma Faitau

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Iva Emma Faitau, 51, of Kahuku, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Samoa. She is survived by husband Amataga P.; sons Edwin and Johnny Solial and Leupena “E.T.” Toso; daughters Karen Lauaki, Stephanie Ilaoa, Joyce To, Felicia Sue-Sue and Jackie Tema; father Poni Tufuga-Valai; brothers Tioane and Mika Tufuga-Valai; sisters Joyita Sasauli and Velma Ikakaula; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th Ward Chapel. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Juanito Baguio Tolentino

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 21, 2014
Juanito Baguio “Johnny” Tolentino, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Apolinaria A. “Lilia”; son Juanito Jr.; daughters Jocelyn Tongpalan, Lorna Saceda and Juliet Dela Cruz; brothers Francisco B. and Florencio B.; sister Letecia B. Acido; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alice V. Flores

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 10, 2014
Alice V. Flores, 89, of Waipahu died in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard Victorino and John and Bobby Kaili; daughters Lisa Ledesma and Toni Lima; brothers Theodore and Edward; sisters Lorretta Sumiki and Irene Mitchell; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Bay Beach Front Park. Call Lisa at 652-5326. No flowers.

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Rely Biag Gruspe

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July 17, 2014
Rely Biag Gruspe, 53, of Kunia, a McDonald’s crew cook in Waikiki, died at home. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Christian, Chrisanto and Jherrhomme; stepsons Jimmy Jr., Judy and Jorge; stepdaughter Jennifer; brother Christopher J. Biag; and sisters Nida B. Takadero, Nelyn B. Luis and Jeanne L. Biag; and six step-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Crusaders of the Divine Church of Christ in Wahiawa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Benjamin Castino Kaholi

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

April 25, 2014
Benjamin Castino Kaholi, 70, of Waimanalo, an Alu Like outreach specialist and Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jennie, brothers Francis K. and Frederick N., and sisters Yvonne P. Roldan and Dolinda K. Kaholi. Gathering: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Beach Park Mound, Makapuu side of the pavilion. Services: 10 a.m. Potluck to follow; bring your own beach chair. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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James Kanehailua

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
James Kanehailua, also known as “Jimmy K.” and “Kalani,” 73, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian studies teacher and kupuna for Iroquois Point Elementary School and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Matthew “Pono” Kanehailua and Anthony Kalei Fabrao; mother Tille Tomokiyo; brothers Clement K. Jr., John Pua Sr. and Lawrence Kiha Kanehailua; sisters Bertha Walls, Leilani Kaneko, Nona Kanehailua and Arlene Chiko Kanehailua-Ramones; former wife Chandra Lee Kanehailua-Satele; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary .com.

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Betsy Teruko Kaneshiro

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 5, 2014
Betsy Teruko Kaneshiro, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John, Mark and Dean; daughter MaryAnne Murakami; brother Clarence I. Taba; sisters Florence Arashiro, Gladys Nakagawa, Laura Takaki and Jeanette Oshiro; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waialae Baptist Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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William Christian Kea Jr.

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July 24, 2014
William Christian Kea Jr., 85, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., former president of Primo Brewery and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Sacramento, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Malia Daugherty, Pamela Haider and Carrie See; sister Sybil Kea; and grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Esther Keahi Okalani Ma-e Keliiholokai

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 25, 2014
Esther Keahi Okalani Ma-e Keliiholokai, 77, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons John and Solomon Keliiholokai and Matthew Gomes; daughters Marleen Keanu, Victoria Naeole, Mabel Ho and Lynne Miyasato; brothers William and Henry Ma-e; sister Elizabeth Leopolidino; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo, 41-972 Oluolu St. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kazue Keliikipi

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 5, 2014
Kazue Ban “Jean” Keliikipi, 93, of North Kohala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home in Waikoloa, Hawaii. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Jeanette Garrett, brother Robert Ban, nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Jack Wylie Hall in North Kohala. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Wainaia Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Kenichi Kimura

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Kenichi “Ken” Kimura, 83, of Pearl City, a supervisory management analyst for the Army at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Miyuki, son Gregg, daughter Colleen Hayashi, brother Tadao Kimura and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Emilio Acosta Aranda

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July 23, 2014
Emilio Acosta “Milio” Aranda, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center groundskeeper and owner of Emilio Aranda Yard Service, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Francisca G. “Cita”; sons Bernardo and Mario; daughters Flordelis Aranda, Leticia Rivera, Erlinda Galiza, Adela Agustin, Alejandra Foronda, Nena Calpito, Helen Manzano and Emma Boc; hanai daughter Azucena Asuncion; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hazel Mary La Fleur

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Aug. 12, 2014
Hazel Mary La Fleur, 88, of Honolulu, a retired nurse’s aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edmond A.; daughters Hattie A. La Fleur, Marion J. Phillips and Helen “Belle” Uyehara; sisters Joyce Slater, Thelma Donahue, Frances Varano and Jacqulyn Hipa; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Reception to follow.

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