Archive for the ‘Death Notices’ Category

Joy Ikuko Fujita

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

Aug. 4, 2016
Joy Ikuko Fujita, 70, of Pearl City, a retired information manager for Tripler Army Medical Center and the U.S. Army Health Clinic at Camp Zama in Japan, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kiyoto; son Scott K.; daughter Jill M. Yamamoto; brothers Thomas, Daniel and Gerald Sakamoto; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Georgette Melelani Grace

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Georgette Melelani Grace, 60, of Kapolei died in Ewa Beach. She was born in on Oahu. She is survived by sons Joe W.K. Mangca and Willz K. and Keoki K. Medeiros; mother Polly; brothers George III and Paul; and sisters Sabrina DeRes-Grace, Nadleen Nelson and Theodora Cummings. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Gary K. Gragson

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

Aug. 1, 2016
Gary K. Gragson, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Guardian Life Insurance general agent and an Army infantry officer who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Omaha, Neb. He is survived by wife Linoma and sister Linda Booth. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Tranquilino Pascual Sr.

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

Aug. 2, 2016
Tranquilino “Jughead” Pascual Sr., 87, of Haleiwa, a retired painter from Schofield Barracks, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Michael A., Peter C., Calvin T., Tranquilino Jr., Jesse D., Taro D. and Steven J.; daughters Theresaann Pascual-Kiszer and Connie L. Pascual-McNamara; sisters Juanita P.L. Ito and Carlena P. “Carol” Kuni; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mitchell K. Phillip Sr.

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

Aug. 22, 2016
Mitchell K. Phillip Sr., 75, of Waianae, a retired electrician from a movie production company, died in Waianae. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Emily “Honey”; sons Mitchell K. and Mitchell K. Jr.; daughters Velverdee K. Roberts, Michelle M. Pimetal, Christine A. Evans and Raceine M. Kila; 21 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tyler Toalua Kuuleinani Pierce-Kerisiano

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

Aug. 26, 2016
Tyler Toalua Kuuleinani Pierce-Kerisiano, 21, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by partner Shannon Staudinger, daughter Jhaeda Staudinger, parents Christopher M. and Sonya K. Pierce, brothers Christopher “Bolo” Pierce-Kerisiano and Mosiah “Momo” Pierce, sisters Amber “Beana” and Kristen “Munchkin” Kerisiano, and grandparents Angeline Pierce and Manumalo Kerisiano. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Haruyo Kawahara

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 18, 2016
Haruyo Kawahara, 79, of Honolulu, a retiree from Duty Free Shoppers in Waikiki and Hilton Hawaiian Village, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by husband Shunichi, son Takeyuki, daughters Chie and Keiko, brothers Yososhi and Yasushi Nagaki, sister Umeyo Yamazaki and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Eusebio Dela Cruz Santiago

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Sept. 4, 2016
Eusebio Dela Cruz Santiago, 80, of Ewa Beach, a landscaper, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Apolonia; sons Marlon and Ronald; daughters Felicidad Ganal, Luzviminda Balicao, Mary Lo Basug, Rowena Pudiquet and Lanie Albano; sister Clarina Abrigado; 28 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial in the Philippines at a later date. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Joycelyn Mary Catalina Iokelani LaFarga

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Aug. 10, 2016
Joycelyn Mary Catalina Iokelani LaFarga, 52, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a North Hawaii Community Hospital unit secretary, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Artie; son Andrew; daughter Kayla; father Adam Cabral; brothers Adam W., Neil and Danny Cabral; hanai daughter Nicole Chong; hanai son John Diekmann; a grandchild; and seven hanai grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Sept. 17 at Laupahoehoe Point Gym. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Edward F. Wright Jr.

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Sept. 7, 2016
Edward F. Wright Jr., 49, of Kailua, a Verizon Wireless data solutions engineer, died at home. He was born in Fort Irwin, Calif. He is survived by wife Jenny H.; sons Johnny Pepper and Garrett Lahr; daughters Sarah Machado, Andrea Lahr and Astacia “Staci” Wright; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 221 Hualani St., Kailua. Services: 4:30 p.m.

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Agnes Aiko Abe

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 3, 2016
Agnes Aiko Abe, 78, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education speech therapist on Maui, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Masaru; brothers Marcel, James, Robert and Roy Ohta; and sisters Dora Stover and Ethel Anzai. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Donna Louise Lopes

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Sept. 1, 2016
Donna Louise “Penney” Lopes, 67, of Aiea, a retired Aston Hotels executive housekeeper and Bob’s Barbecue manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by mother Lily; brother John “Matt”; and sisters Pamela Lono, Janice and Johnadeen “Nicky” Lopes, and Joanne Oliver. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Jason K. Yamashiro

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 30, 2016
Jason K. Yamashiro, 46, of Honolulu, a plumber with Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union Local No. 675, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Camp Kue, Okinawa. He is survived by son Jace; mother Shirley Omura; father Jon; stepmother Carol; brother Scott; and sisters Melani, Misha and Misty. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Private inurnment.

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Ernest Kalani Lum Sr.

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Sept. 8, 2016
Ernest Kalani “Duke” Lum Sr., 63, of Pahoa, Hawaii, self-employed, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet; sons Ernest K. Jr., Elvis, Elton and Elisha Lum, and Eli David; daughters Maylani Kaheiki, Madonna Hoomanawanui and Maryleeann Lum; mother Adeline K.; sisters Alberta Lono, Aileen Sarcedo, Ava Mae Kin-Choy and Annette “Lehua” Lum; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. For information on the celebration of life, call Maylani at 557-2482.

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Donna Marie Brown

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Sept. 6, 2016
Donna Marie Brown, 80, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif. She is survived by husband Norman; stepsons Richard A., Leroy D. and Norman J.; and stepdaughter Kimberly K. No services. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Segundo Padilla Mapili Sr.

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 7, 2016
Segundo Padilla Mapili Sr., 101, of Honolulu died in Wahiawa. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Nelly; sons Roger and Segundo Jr.; daughters Imelda Campos, Editha Yeban, Corazon Flores and Marinel Abellada; 29 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Lillian Choy

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 21, 2016
Lillian Choy, 86, of Kailua-Kona, a housekeeper for Gamlon Corp. and the former King Kamehameha Hotel, died in Kona Community Hospital. She also was a cook for the parish priest at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was born in North Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Laddie, Leonard and Larry Jose; daughters Phyllis Shimatsu, Lindsay Oyama, Lynn Jose and Robin Hitchcock; hanai daughter Rosemary Duarte; sisters Agnes Sousa, Lorraine Loando, Cheryl Pickett and Thelma Henriques; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Mass: 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow in the church pavilion. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Peniami Mateaki

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Sept. 7, 2016
Peniami Mateaki, 61, of Honolulu, self-employed, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vaotu’u, Tonga. He is survived by son Peniami Jr.; daughters Sepiuta and Tina; brothers Telekalafi and Matangi; sisters Pauline Taulava, Ilaisaane Feleunga and Toilose Mapapalangi; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 16 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Helen Ruth Conroy

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Helen Ruth Conroy, 88, of Hawaii Kai, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by son Richard Jr., daughters Nancy Perris and Judi Benson, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Chieko Matsumura

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 22, 2016
Mildred Chieko Matsumura, 98, of Kailua, a retired Kailua High School baker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kenneth T. and Neal K.; daughters Diane C. Roche and Kathleen Y. Hashiro; brothers Kosei, Harold Y. and George Y.; sisters Jane K. Omori and Alice F. Kakumitsu; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yolanda Sue Cook

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 5, 2016
Yolanda Sue “Landy” Cook, 56, of Honolulu, a bartender, died. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by sons Taitian Hong and Jake T. Cook, daughter Stesha, brother William, sister Zeeda Lorico and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Rainbow Bay Marina, Cabana B, 57 Arizona Memorial Drive (Pearl Harbor next to Ford Island bridge).

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Noreen Seri Dierkes

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Sept. 9, 2016
Noreen Seri Dierkes, 60, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Daniel, father Ronald Abe, mother Janet Abe, brother Scott Abe and sisters Iris Rementer and Diane Leicht. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Yoshimi Nakamura

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 15, 2016
Yoshimi Nakamura, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Fashions By Hino sales associate, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wesley K. and Vernon Y., brothers Tamotsu Nakauye and Kenzo Miyasaki, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Timothy Floresca

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 19, 2016
Timothy “Tim” Floresca, 31, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. He was born in Hagatna, Guam. He is survived by parents Cesar and Eleanora. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nancy Kikue Okuno

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 19, 2016
Nancy Kikue Okuno, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughter Audrey Higa, foster son Leo-San Casiano and foster daughter Kiyoko-San Casiano. Private services. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Joy Ikuko Fujita

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 4, 2016
Joy Ikuko Fujita, 70, of Pearl City, a retired information manager for Tripler Army Medical Center and the U.S. Army Health Clinic at Camp Zama in Japan, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Kiyoto; son Scott K.; daughter Jill M. Yamamoto; brothers Thomas, Daniel and Gerald Sakamoto and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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Erma Anita O’Toole

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 31, 2016
Erma Anita O’Toole, 72, of Kaneohe, a former genealogist for the City and County of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leonard “Cowboy,” sons James Freitas and Sampson O’Toole, daughter Tammy O’Toole, brothers Joaquin “Jack” and Philbert “Phil” Freitas, sisters Theresa Shaw and Doreen Sumiski, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Shizue Furuta

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 13, 2016
Shizue Furuta, 97, of Honolulu, a Lauhala Sportswear seamstress, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by son Arthur; daughters Vicky Akiyama, Susan Kuioka and Jan Pang; sister Peggy S. Hatayama; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lawrence Leslie Gomes

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 16, 2016
Lawrence Leslie Gomes, 68, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Carolyn Maas. Committal services: 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Tyler Toalua Kuuleinani Pierce-Kerisiano

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Aug. 26, 2016
Tyler Toalua Kuuleinani Pierce-Kerisiano, 21, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by partner Shannon Staudinger, daughter Jhaeda Staudinger, parents Christopher M. and Sonya K. Pierce, brothers Christopher “Bolo” Pierce-Kerisiano and Mosiah “Momo” Pierce, sisters Amber “Beana” and Kristen “Munchkin” Kerisiano, and grandparents Angeline Pierce and Manumalo Kerisiano. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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