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Obituaries

For Wednesday, December 8, 2010


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Joseph T. Arakawa
Nov. 19, 2010
Joseph T. Arakawa, 82, of Pearl City, a retired National Marine Fisheries Service budget analyst and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Michiko; sons Kevin, Mark and David; daughter Marie; brother Edward; sisters Dorothy Kikuchi, Charlotte Wilson and Frances Arakawa; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Candida N. Ariola
Nov. 24, 2010
Candida N. "Candi" Ariola, 84, of Mililani died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Luna, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Greg, Daniel and Anthony Sr.; daughters Valentina Ancheta, Clara Pierce and Estrella Walker; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Valentin F. Bueno Jr.
Nov. 28, 2010
Valentin F. Bueno Jr., 72, of Honolulu, an electrician at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Loreto, sons Valentin and Gregory, daughters Maria Christina Smolen and Theresa Bueno and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Herminia Magana Corpuz
Dec. 5, 2010
Herminia Magana Corpuz, 64, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Victory Sr.; sons Rowel and Victory Jr., daughters Aileen Fontejon, Essie Alao and Rowelynn Corpa; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Koloa Public Cemetery.

Patricia Ann Field
Nov. 24, 2010
Patricia Ann Field, 65, of Kailua, a retiree of The Honolulu Advertiser, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by mother Lydia, brother Garrett and sister Karen. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity.

Elizabeth Goueytes
Dec. 2, 2010
Elizabeth "Lee" Goueytes, 79, of Kihei, Maui, owner of Robaire's Restaurant, died at home. She was born in San Pedro, Calif. She is survived by sons Kevin De Vera and Andre G. and Kaipo G. Goueytes; daughters Michele Pimentel, Toni Cravalho and Janyce Cohen; sister Lucy Jim; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Door of Faith Church, Wailuku. Services: 5:30 p.m. No flowers.

Vivian Hanson
Oct. 19, 2010
Vivian "Rae" Hanson, 68, of Honolulu, an educator, died in Rochester, Minn. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by husband Jack Keppeler; son John Keppeler; daughters Ruth Greenlaw, Randi Keppeler and Kulia Ferguson; brother Greg; sister Virginia "Ginger" Taff-Lagergren; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaumakapili Church, Hale Kamika social hall, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Lunch to follow. Parking shuttle available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate parking along Kapalama canal on Kokea and Kohou streets. Gifts welcome. Donations suggested to Partners-in-Development Foundation, 2040 Bachelot St., Honolulu, HI 96817. For details, call 595-2752 or visit www.pidfoundation.org. Donations also suggested to LCMS World Mission for Ginger Taff-Lagergren, P.O. Box 790089, St. Louis, MO 63179-0089.

George S.W. Hong
Dec. 4, 2010
George S.W. Hong, 83, of Honolulu, an attorney, Army Reserve major and Army veteran who served during World War II and the Korean conflict, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dr. Robert, daughters Carol and Claire, and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Waialae Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to UH Foundation, JABSOM, Cardiology Fellowship Fund.

Bruce Kawehiwehi Hoopii
Nov. 26, 2010
Bruce Kawehiwehi "The Coconut Man" Hoopii, 62, of Anahola, Kauai, a self-employed coconut tree trimmer and coconut leaf weaver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Evangeline "Aunty Angie"; sons Samuel Lanning and Kawehi Hoopii; daughters Leinoa Holden, Lohelani Nabeshima and Liana Hoopii; hanai daughters Tina Silva, Pristine De Jesus and Francia Demitrial; brothers William McCullen and Robert Hoopii; sisters Dolores Johnson, Nora Contrades and Ophelia Kanoa; six grandchildren; and three hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kapaa Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 4 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire.

Leroy Benjamin Infiel
Nov. 23, 2010
Leroy Benjamin Infiel, 57, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vanessa E.; sons Billy Cabasug and Jahmai Infiel; daughter Mandy Lui; brother Maximo Jr.; sisters Maxine and Rachel Infiel, and Pearl Roberts; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Temple. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Mildred Yoshimi Kaneshiro
Nov. 26, 2010
Mildred Yoshimi Kaneshiro, 96, of Kaneohe, a retired Kalihi Elementary School cafeteria cook, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Alma K. Maeda, brothers Nobuo and Sadanori Tengan, sister Janet T. Arakawa, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Dennis Napela Kaulukukui
Nov. 24, 2010
Dennis Napela "Butchie" Kaulukukui, 57, of Keaau, Hawaii, a self-employed land-clearing and construction heavy equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jeanette, son James N., daughters Shawna Kaulukukui and Julia Kuamoo, mother Julia, brother James and sisters Jinny Park and Lynette Estencion. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Alvin Kazumi Kubo
Dec. 1, 2010
Alvin Kazumi Kubo, 68, of Honolulu, owner of and a retired machinist at Genuine Auto Parts Inc. and Al's Auto Machine Shop, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carole, son Randal, daughter Debbie Higashiya and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sun- day at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Brandon Issac Nakoa Lee
Nov. 30, 2010
Brandon Issac Nakoa Lee, 22, of Waipahu died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Owen; mother Susan M.L.; brothers Jansen and Franklin Lee, and Christopher Asis; sisters Chantel and Ashlyn; and grandparents Clarence and Adelaide Tom, and Herbert and Thelma Lee. Graveside services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Love Garden.

Doris Yoyoko Longarini
Nov. 29, 2010
Doris Yoyoko Longarini, 88, of Honolulu, a retired waitress from Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Harriet L. Guernsey; brothers Seitoku and Wilfred Arakaki; sisters Patricia Persons, Tomiko See, Yukiko Ross and Judy Ayling; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Tsuruyo Maielua
Nov. 28, 2010
Tsuruyo Maielua, 101, of Lahaina died at home. She was born in Olowalu, Maui. She is survived by sons Lawrence, Leo, Lincoln, Carl and Edward; daughters Doris Swan, Stephany Sepulveda and Arleen DeGama; 34 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and 45 great-great-grandchildren. Visit- tation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Larry Haruo Matsubara
Nov. 30, 2010
Larry Haruo Matsubara, 69, of Kaneohe, a retired city soil technician, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carolyn, son Lance, daughters Joy Shimabukuro and Corinne "Cori" Matsubara, parents Masatoshi and Shizue, sisters Eda Chin and Karen Kodama, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Howard William Phillips
Nov. 29, 2010
Howard William Phillips, 93, of Hono-lulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines captain and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Montgomery, Mass. He is survived by wife Dorothy Ann; sons Roy Edward and Paul Bernard; daughters Sharon Kay Marich, Cynthia Ann Seminara, Sandra Dee Willand and Doris Leilani Zirbes; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Smile Train.

Taketo Sasaki
Dec. 2, 2010
Taketo Sasaki, 103, of Kailua-Kona, a coffee farmer and former Sure Save Nursery employee and courtesy clerk, died at home. He was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Harold, Ernest, Raymond and Richard; daughters Agnes Toma, Florence Kodama and Alice Nitta; brother Larry; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo, Hawaii. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Allan Asao Shimabuku
Nov. 30, 2010
Allan Asao Shimabuku, 71, of Ewa Beach, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died at home. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Vivian; sons Lawrence, Jason and Matt- hew; daughter Cynthia; brother Raymond; sister Alice Sakihara; half brothers Patrick and Glen Shima- bukuro; half sisters Karen Shimabukuro and Marian Shioji; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Charles Kawahi Wahinehookae Sr.
Nov. 19, 2010
Charles Kawahi Wahinehookae Sr., 83, of Lahaina, a retired bus driver and musician, died in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honokohau, Maui. He is survived by son Charles Jr.; daughters Anna and Nancy Wahinehookae, and Joann Isaacs; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward, 1723 Beckley St. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.






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