Archive for the ‘Death Notices’ Category

Richard Chun Choy Leong

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

June 14, 2015
Richard Chun Choy Leong, 91, of Honolulu, a project planner for Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wellington and Jeffrey, daughters Abigail and Linda, sister Bertha Lee, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Irina Leona Urban

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

June 22, 2015
Irina Leona Urban, 89, of Honolulu, a retired real estate broker and a Russian language interpreter and translator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Russia. There are no known survivors. Private services.

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Carl Keola Ciriako Sr.

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

June 19, 2015
Carl Keola “Kale” Ciriako Sr., 66, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a registrar and teacher at Konawaena High School, a roof truss fabricator at HPM Building Supply, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Bronze Star, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua. He is survived by wife Faith, sons Chad Basque and Carl Ciriako Jr., daughters Carla-Mae Bailey and Marleen Mareko, brothers Raymond Ciriaco and Kenneth Ciriako, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake Center. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Aurora M. Lo

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

June 20, 2015
Aurora M. Lo, 84, of Winfield, Kan., a retired secretary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Social Services in Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. She is survived by husband August; sons Michael and Russell; daughters Laura Johnson, Aurene Mallory and Julie-Ann Lo; 21 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. Services in Winfield. Flowers may be sent to Miles Funeral Service in Winfield.

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Bernard Allen Victor

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

May 28, 2015
Bernard Allen Victor, 88, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Tel cable supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mae B.L.L.; sons Allen R., Guy A. and Lee K.; brothers Leslie, Stanley and Milton; sisters Pualani Enos and Kehau Mattos; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 3:30 p.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Delia Tarape Dela Cruz

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

May 21, 2015
Delia Tarape Dela Cruz, 59, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired hotel industry housekeeper, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Ariel Tira, sisters Anna Yanos and Lillia Sanchez, and brothers Rodrigo and Cipriano Tarape. Services in the Philippines.

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Gloria Jean Longoria

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

May 27, 2015
Gloria Jean Longoria, 68, of Waipahu, a retired Ampco System Parking employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Edward, Norman, Abraham and Joshua; daughter Manette Mejia; brothers Philip Pangarang and Johnny Lewis; sisters Betty Nacar, Agnes Kamaili and Loretta Burns; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jeanette Gail Warlick

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

May 25, 2015
Jeanette Gail Warlick, 73, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by sons Mervin and Walter Dudoit, daughter Tania Kaholoaa, brothers Vernon III and Ron Kimball, sisters Elvi Lindo and Vernette Martin, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church, Kaunakakai. Services: 11 a.m.

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Kinue Chibana Espinoza

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

June 16, 2015
Kinue Chibana Espinoza, 83, of Waianae, a homemaker, died. She was born in Henza, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by son Gene, daughter Linda Uehara, numerous brothers and sisters, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Mildred Pauline Miller

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

June 16, 2015
Mildred Pauline Miller, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in El Paso, Texas. She is survived by sons Marc, Eric and Paul; daughter Kimberly Shaw; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Hiroyuki Watanabe

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

June 12, 2015
Hiroyuki “Jack” Watanabe, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Textile Co. sales representative and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Iris Taniguchi, brother Yasutoshi “Moon,” sister Violet Fujii, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Mary S. Gaber

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

March 4, 2015
Mary S. Gaber, 89, of Whittier, Calif., a retired librarian, died. She was born in Rockford, Ill. She is survived by sons Steven and Michael, daughter Claudia, sister Elizabeth Buckley and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. July 6 at Pohai Nani.

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Nancy Teruko Mizuta

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

June 6, 2015
Nancy Teruko Mizuta, 76, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Richard and sister Florence. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Ellen Y. Yamamoto

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

June 7, 2015
Ellen Y. Yamamoto, 82, of Aiea, a retired Ewa Beach Elementary School teacher, died in Aiea. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Todd; daughters Lynn Owan and Claire Sespene; brother Shigemitsu Nakama; sisters Elaine Marumoto, Chisato Emmos and Emily Wai; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Aiea United Methodist Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Cactus and Succulent Society of Hawaii, or Camp Mekokiko in care of Aiea United Methodist Church.

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Isa’ako Mika

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

June 9, 2015
Isa’ako “Jake” Mika, 47, of Honolulu, an overnight stock employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by fiancee Antoinette L. Entilla, son Markphilip J. Entilla-Mika, daughters Katelynn K. and Kayla T.S.M., stepsons Troy T. and Anthony L. Torres, stepdaughter Angela L. Torres, father Mika Asiata, brothers Faleata Mika and Pasefika Asiata, sister Sailini S. Tasi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5:15 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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John Harry Rice Plews

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

March 18, 2015
John Harry Rice Plews, 81, of Honolulu and Kokee, Kauai, a retired lawyer, died at home in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by nieces Mary E. “Emmy” Copriviza, Juliet E. Moncrief and Heather A. Waters; grandnephew Anthony Copriviza; and grandnieces Courtney Copriviza and Katie and Lauren Waters. Services: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lihue Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to National Tropical Botanical Gardens or Kauai Museum.

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Jean S.K. Scruton

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

May 7, 2015
Jean S.K. Scruton, 58, of Aiea, a Handi-Van reservationist, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul, sons Jeris and Jerryl, daughter Janine Solorio and 11 grandchildren. Private services.

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Rhoda Kieko Asao

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

May 29, 2015
Rhoda Kieko Asao, 82, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education school food service manager, died in Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley N.; sons Mitch Arnold and Jeffrey Loo; daughters Joy Paulo, Stanette Kitamura, Starr Quon and Tammy Kimura; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Takeo Taniguchi

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

June 14, 2015
Takeo Taniguchi, 92, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill Sugar Plantation welder, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Linnel; son Guy; daughters Karen Yamamoto, Debra Ulii and Brenda J. Moffett; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. No monetary offerings. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Frank Vernon Baptiste

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

May 25, 2015
Frank Vernon Baptiste, 74, of Honolulu, a federal civilian police officer at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Michele. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Tamako M. Vasconcellos

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

May 29, 2015
Tamako M. “Thelma” Vasconcellos, 84, of Waialua, a Haleiwa IGA Supermarket retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons James Jr. and Royd; daughters Ann Casson and Jan Ravey; brothers Taka “Takayuki,” Yasu “Hubert” and Tome “Leonard” Murakami; sisters Kimiko “Kay” Mizusawa, Fukiko “Norma” Robello, Emiko “Amy” Shinsato and Laverne Kaluhiokalani; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Richard Benevides

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

June 20, 2015
Richard “Papa” Benevides, 83, of Hilo, a retired pressman at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at a private care home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Shirley “Tutu”; sons Richard, Darren and Scott; brother John; sisters Mabel Damasco and Eva Santos; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Floyd Julio Gatiuan

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

May 2, 2015
Floyd Julio Gatiuan, 78, of Waipahu, a retired city mechanical repairman at Neal Blaisdell Center, died in Kapolei. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Kevin; daughter Valerie Tamamoto; brother Jose; sisters Mary Garlit, Priscilla Eleccion, Virginia Gomez, Dorothy Ganigan and Gloria Tandal; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Karen K.H. Harada

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

June 14, 2015
Karen K.H. Harada, 67, of Honolulu, an H&R Block bookkeeper and former cosmetologist, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Ronda Harada and Raegan Leonardo; sisters Cassandra Crisp, Diann Godfrey and Rita Leong; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Richard Takashi Kano

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

May 17, 2015
Richard Takashi Kano, 86, of Waianae, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant first class, died in Kapolei. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Ruby S., son Rick, daughters Rena Espiritu and Rae Kaneshiro, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Edward Kon Seong Lee

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

June 13, 2015
Edward Kon Seong Lee, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tel lineman and splicer, and former Kaiser Hospital lobby keyboard player, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Edward Y.F.Y. and Tracey T., two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. Condolences: ovationi@yahoo.com.

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Marilyn Ana Lee

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

June 20, 2015
Marilyn Ana Lee, 82, of Aiea died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald E.K., son Mark, daughters Lyndon “Nani” Rego and Elizabeth “Libby” Lee-Hobbs, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Fetapa’i Fauesala Lifa

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

May 24, 2015
Fetapa’i Fauesala Lifa, 77, of Wahiawa died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Fitiuta, Manu’a Island, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Susana T.; sons Selu, Kirisimasi and Siasau; daughters Matasina, Tamala, Ivi, Siafa and Tutasi; brother Fanuatanu Mamea; sisters Florida L. Kesi and Vinetta L. Wong-Wui; 30 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Helen Laciste Madamba

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

June 4, 2015
Helen Laciste Madamba, 86, of Honolulu, a salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Daniel Jamora and Richard Madamba Jr., stepson Ben, stepdaughter Belinda Tongson, eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward, 622 N. Judd St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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James Hiroshi Maeda

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

May 22, 2015
James Hiroshi Maeda, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Zoo utility worker and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Susumu Inouye, and sisters Merle Tokunaga and Amy “Machan” Yonashiro. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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