Archive for the ‘Death Notices’ Category

Paul Gillespie Jensen

Posted On July 1st, 2016 -

June 20, 2016
Paul Gillespie Jensen, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Realtor at Clark Realty, and employee of Printed Circuits International and Optical Coating Laboratories, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Kathleen, stepson Brian M., sister Barbara Capra and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. July 16 at Kona by the Sea.

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Flordelino Asuncion Miguel

Posted On July 1st, 2016 -

June 24, 2016
Flordelino Asuncion Miguel, 90, of Hilo, a retired division head of assessing and appraisal for the state Department of Taxation, a Hawaii Army National Guard retiree and an Army veteran who served in the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment during World War II, died in Hilo. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felipa; daughters Marie and Sister Patricia Miguel, Eileen Durham and Doreen Uhlmann; sons Robert, Mario and Matthew; sister Jo Segovia; brother Roger Grande; two half sisters; a half brother; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. July 6 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. July 7 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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Ellen Sachiko Muraoka

Posted On July 1st, 2016 -

June 15, 2016
Ellen Sachiko Muraoka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired McInerney accounting clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Miles Y., daughter Leila R. Gregory-Browne, sister Yasuko “Ann” Sumida and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. July 8 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kiyoko T. Murashige

Posted On July 1st, 2016 -

May 29, 2016
Kiyoko T. Murashige, 95, of Lihue, a retired secretary for the American Lung Association’s Kauai office, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by sons Calvin, Dwight and Glenn; brother Daniel Takata; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Chiyo Nakamoto

Posted On July 1st, 2016 -

June 14, 2016
Chiyo Nakamoto, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Polynesian Casuals seamstress, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Roy. H. and Ricky M., daughters Joyce C. Okubo and Kathleen Y. Inouye, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mario Palabrica Jr.

Posted On July 1st, 2016 -

June 19, 2016
Mario “Pal” Palabrica Jr., 80, of Honolulu, a retiree of the Army and the U.S. Postal Service Pearl City post office, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Mario T. III, Paul M., Mark K. and Joel M.; daughters Marcella S. Valdez, Antoinette J. Paith and Melissa D. Warren; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 3 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers.

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Frances Aiko Souza

Posted On July 1st, 2016 -

June 20, 2016
Frances Aiko Souza, 97, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, director and clinic nurse at Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center Dispensary and night supervisor and surgical nurse at St. Francis Hospital, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Arthur F. Jr., daughters Jill J. Zodrow and Robyn J. Cole, sisters Thelma Oliver and Ann Boteilho, and eight grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Will Swank

Posted On July 1st, 2016 -

June 17, 2016
Will Swank, 72, of Ohio, an airline and helicopter tour pilot in Hawaii, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War and recipient of the Air Medal and two Bronze Stars, died in Charleston, S.C. He was born in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. He is survived by wife Donna Frost-Swank; son Colby; daughters Adria Swank and Jennifer Hammock; sisters Sandra Deane, Connie Roberts, Joann Evans, Dee Mendenhall, Judy Kerr and Debie Watkins; brother Roger; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services held in Mechanicsburg. Burial to follow in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Barbara Evelyn Wright

Posted On July 1st, 2016 -

June 23, 2016
Barbara Evelyn Wright, 90, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, formerly of Missoula, Mont., a doctor of microbiology, biochemistry and immunology, died in Regency at Hualalai. She also was a postdoctorate fellow at the Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagen, Denmark; a researcher for the National Institutes of Health, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Montana; and a pioneer in sports kayaking. She was born in Pasadena, Calif. She is survived by daughters Sonja and Nina Kalckar. Services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Audubon Society.

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Ronald Arthur Cooper

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 19, 2016
Ronald Arthur Cooper, 85, of Kailua, a retired radio and television personality with radio station KCCN, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Sydney. He is survived by sons Gary and Michael; daughters Vicki and Kathe Cooper, Michelle Nasca and Jennifer Lopez; brother Colin; sister Beverly Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 2 at First Prebyterian Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Myramay Leiloke Aiona Santos

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 18, 2016
Myramay Leiloke Aiona Santos, 73, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Mililani. She is survived by husband Paul A.K. Sr.; sons Paul Jr., Carlton, Kevin and Garrett; daughters Marnan Santos-Ganal, Luana Quisano and Zannatta-May Santos; brothers Owen, Vida and Grayson Aiona, and Herbert Lee; sisters Juana Pascua and JoNan Sagadraca; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 3 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Donald Dela Cruz

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 15, 2016
Donald Dela Cruz, 64, of Deer Park, Texas, an engineer and an Army veteran, died in Makaha. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary Ann; sons Donald K., Mason N. and Donovan K.; daughter Mary Ann Poole; brothers Alfred, Rodney and Ronald Dela Cruz, and Claude and Michael Swain; sisters Cynthia and Lynn; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life held. Incorrect information for an obituary published June 22.

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Mary Vaughn

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

Feb. 29, 2016
Mary Vaughn, 101, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Galax, Va. No known survivors. Services pending.

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Tadashi Gohara

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 10, 2016
Tadashi Gohara, 94, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Fong Construction, died in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by daughters Ann Wallner, Tracy Gaeth and Dawn Gohara; brothers George and Roy; and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Isamu Yoshida

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 21, 2016
Isamu Yoshida, 91, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired sales manager for Excelsior Dairy in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice Mae, sons Dennis and Gregory, daughters Brenda Izuno and Charlene Shupe, brother Akira, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 6 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Ivanelle Hoe

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

April 27, 2016
Ivanelle Hoe, 78, of Honolulu died. No services. The Hoe family will be holding a family reunion and celebrating Ivanelle’s birthday 2-8 p.m. July 19 at Hale Kealoha Restaurant, Pali Lanes Building, 120 Hekili St., Kailua. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to The Kulaniakea scholarship for preschool children and families in need; or the UH Foundation scholarships: the Walter Serikawa Scholarship, the Sakamoto-Hoe Scholarship Endowment, the Ching-Hoe Endowed Culinary Arts Scholarship or the Ivanelle Hoe Endowed Nursing Scholarship.

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Joseph Jason Kawehilani Kamalamalama

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

May 25, 2016
Joseph Jason Kawehilani “Joe” Kamalamalama, 60, of Kailua, a musician entertainer and retired truck driver, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kathleen “Kat”; sons William Joey “Kula” and Steven Louis “Ko’o”; daughter Joleen Lehua “Kawehi”; hanai sons Marty Tamala, John David “J.D.” Puli and Kingsley “Kings” Le’i; hanai daughter Cynthia Gauthe Cabral; brothers George, Terry and Bernie; sisters Alberta and Wilhelmina; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 9 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Iris Taeko Kamisato

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 7, 2016
Iris Taeko Kamisato, 78, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Wayne T., daughters Lori Ann Y.K. Ohama and Karilynn K.K. Arase, sister Grace M. Awakuni and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jonah H. Keahi

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 10, 2016
Jonah H. Keahi, 80, of Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Michael K., Bruce K. and William H.; brothers Charlie “Kong,” George “Opelu” III, Moses “Moki,” Wilson, Harry, Ulu and Norman Keahi, and Elsworth Aa; sisters Thelma “Lady” Vierra, Lorraine “Momi” Keahi and Dana Gibson;eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. July 1 at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Lei welcome. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Alan Rikio Kiriu

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 2, 2016
Alan Rikio Kiriu, also known as “Da Humble Fisherman,” 53, of Hawaii died. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Ryan, Kirk and Duke; parents Robert and Janet; brother Randy; sister Kathy; and two grandchildren. Visitation and celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. July 9 at Hawi Jodo Mission Hall. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Byron Ku Kukua

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 14, 2016
Byron Ku Kukua, 58, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a rancher for Hokukano Ranch and a Hawaii County Department of Public Works employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Keane and Kuoio; hanai daughter Lovia Publico; brother Arthur; sisters Jeanette Perreira, Marvalee Banagan, Moani Kukua and Ardis Casuga; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. July 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona. Services: 10 a.m.

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Jody Moana Maii

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 7, 2016
Jody Moana Maii, 60, of Aiea, a housecleaning business owner, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jeremy, mother Winifred M., brother Wilfred and grandmother Gertrude Lebron. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. July 8 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Mitsuyo Medeiros

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

April 30, 2016
Mitsuyo “Granny” Medeiros, 95, of Hawaii died. She is survived by son Ralston; daughters Lena Garcia and Christy Sambueno; brothers Sam, Masaichi and George Nakaoka; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 1 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Urn burial: 1 p.m. at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Haru Miyahira

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 7, 2016
Haru “Oba” Miyahira, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by son Paul G., daughter Takako, brothers Chuichi and Naoichi, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Glen Albert Kaiaka Neizmen

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 19, 2016
Glen Albert Kaiaka Neizmen, 56, died in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathy; sons Shaun, Brent, Dayne and Vance; daughter Amanda Agpoon; brothers Peter A.K. III, Barry, Brian and Darren; sisters Cheryl Gonsalves, Diane Neizmen and Haunani Neizmen-Lista; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life to be announced on social media.

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Angelito Cortez Aquino

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

May 26, 2016
Angelito Cortez Aquino, 63, of Kapolei died in Las Vegas. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elma, sons Andrew and Matthew, daughter Jennifer, mother Estrella C. Ola, brothers Edgar and Ben, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 9 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Derek Dwight Pacheco

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 17, 2016
Derek Dwight Pacheco, 63, of Hilo, a retired assistant chief of police and Special Response Team commander for the Hawaii County Police Department, and a sports coach, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sheri R.; sons Derek “Danny” Pacheco and Bobby Correa-Midel; daughters Sheral Correa-Pacheco, Charisse Correa, and Taryn and Erica Agmata; mother Irene Betty; sisters Arlene Gali and Donna Tanimura; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Oliver Hannibal Bettencourt Jr.

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 12, 2016
Oliver Hannibal “Ollie” Bettencourt Jr., 69, of Kailua, a radioman second class for the Navy, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maude; son Aaron; daughters Charmaine Vincent, Cammy-Lynne Akiona and Sarah Ferreira; brothers Neil and Mark; sister Wendy Dixon; and eight grandchildren. Private services. Email bettencourtohana@gmail.com for information. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Lillian Chong Pang

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 8, 2016
Lillian Chong Pang, 86, of Honolulu, a teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alvin C.B.; sons Kevin, Anthony and Davin; daughters Andrea and Jennifer; brothers Quon Cheong, Quon Hin and Kenneth Chong; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. July 2 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Lin Tung Chun

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 14, 2016
Lin Tung Chun, 97, of Kailua, a pediatrician and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Anneliese, their children and numerous family members. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. July 2 at Kailua United Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Rotary Club of Windward Oahu. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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