LORI MIYOKO SUYEOKA CHONG Age 87, went to heaven on March 10, 2013. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired pool office clerk at the Richard St. YWCA. She cherished and loved her dear friends from Lahainaluna High and the members and staff at the YWCA. She is survived by sons Wah Leong, Irey and Jerell Chong. Daughters Kalynn and Wendy Chong, Jann Choy. Grandsons Andrew (Summer) and Matthew Choy, Joshua and Jordan Chong. Private services held.
CHERRY LOU JEONG of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away May 13, 2013 in Queens Hospital. Born July 20, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio. A 1960 graduate of Independence High and BA in 1964 from Otterbein College. Cherry was a retired elementary teacher with the State of Hawaii. She is survived by husband, David Jeong; son Trenton Jeong/wife Christal Jeong and granddaughters Riley and Haley. Cherry was the perfect, genteel, seraphic wife of 46 years. The world’s greatest mother, “Bestest Popo” and a true beacon of light in our lives and others. Visitations will begin 9am Saturday, (May 25) at Kailua United Methodist Church. Service at 11am with lunch to follow. In lieu of gifts and flowers, all donations will be given to charitable non-profit organizations.
BETTY HARUE SAMORI 95, of Waipio Gentry, passed away peacefully at home on May 4, 2013. She was born Betty Harue Takabayashi and lived most of her life in Honolulu. She leaves behind husband Kenneth, son Ronald (Henrietta), daughter Sandra, son Alan, grandson Alexander, granddaughter Shelby Ann, and sisters Elaine Uchida and Nancy Emiliano. Betty was homemaker and nurturer with endless gentle patience and love. She helped to provide a loving environment for her family, and thru daycare for several generations of nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed. Private services.
JOHN L. GILBERT Age 82 of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 17 in Honolulu. He was born in Brisbane, Australia. He spent his career in the reinsurance industry as President of John Gilbert Intermediary Group in NYC and previously Vice President at AIG in NYC. In Hawaii he served as President of the Australian American Chamber of Commerce and a board member of DTRIC Insurance, and he was a member of the Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club. He was an avid rugby player and life saver in his youth and a passionate world traveller throughout his life. He is survived by his wife Chizumi Gilbert of Honolulu, two sons Sean and Giles Gilbert of Massachusetts and New Jersey, two daughters Samantha Gilbert and Sydney Werner of NYC and Rhode Island, a sister Gloria Williams of Brisbane, Australia and eight grand- children. Funeral services Friday noon, Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop St, Honolulu. No flower arrangements.
ROSEMARY TONGG CHUN
Mrs. Rosemary Tongg Chun, 87, left for heaven on April 13, 2013. She was the wife of Dr. K. B. Chun, well known forward thinking and successful dentist of Kailua who predeceased her by 18 years. Mrs. Chun was also the daughter of Richard C. Tongg, notable landscape architect and co-real estate developer with brother Ruddy Tongg during early and mid 20th century Honolulu. She was a student of Teacher’s College, a graduate of Roosevelt High School 1942, and Oberlin College 1946. She was born April 23, 1925 in Los Angeles, California while her father finished a project for prominent landowners in Santa Barbara. She returned to Honolulu in 1926 and enjoyed a wonderful childhood, married her college sweetheart, K. B. Chun of Honolulu after World War II and raised 5 children (Rosemary, Thurlow, Mark, Mitchell, Norman). Surviving her are her three remaining sons, Mark, Mitchell, and Norman, all dentists practicing in Kailua, three grandchildren, Courtney, Thurlow Jr. (Thurlow), and Ryan (Norman) Our Mom gave us and our father unconditional love and support through difficult and comfortable times. We will miss her more than dearly. She would wish that you remember her, and we request your presence to visit with our family at Community Church of Honolulu for A Day After Life services on Sunday, May 26, at 3:00 pm. Services will start at 4: 00 pm with special music performances. An early supper will be provided and can be taken home as well. In lieu of flowers, we request donations.
April 27, 2013
Marcelina Acosta, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Apolinario; sons Sonny, Jerry, Ernesto, Jimmy and Melvin; daughters Elizabeth Nanca, Norma Hayes, Gloria Ramos, Fely Rose Arellano and Zenaida Acosta; brothers Emilio and Esteban Ulep; sister Juanita Botulan; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
April 27, 2013
John Alves Jr., 84, of Honolulu, a maintenance department employee, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Manuelita O., son Johnnuel D. and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
May 1, 2013
Harvey A. Cohen, 65, of Kahuku, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by numerous cousins. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kawela Bay.
April 30, 2013
Nancy Emiko Sasaki Dakujaku, also known as Nancy Emiko Chun, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Hotels accounting clerk, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Albert D., daughters Donna G. and Elizabeth J., brother Toru Sasaki, sister Grace Sasaki and a grandchild. Private services.
May 14, 2013
Lepeka Emosi, 66, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education parent facilitator, died at home. She was born in Lalomanu, Aleipata, Samoa. She is survived by husband Faifaiese E. Finau; sons Ausage N., Eseneiaso, Faamoana, Ioane and Faifaiese Jr.; daughters Mafutaga W. Faatea and Annie Emosi; brothers Foti, Liu A. and Fatuesi Afioga; sister Faauuga Auelua; 34 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.
May 17, 2013
Robert Gilmore, also known as “Kau‘i” and “Bob,” 69, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Kalaheo Elementary School teacher and former Hawaii State Teachers Association president, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by mother Florence W. Yoshino, brother Hamlin and sister Luana Kama. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
May 13, 2013
Virginia Stephanie Gunsalus, 47, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Mount Holly, N.J. She is survived by husband John S.; sons Christian and Cyrus; daughters Stephanie, Gracie and Zoe; mother Virginia Turner; brothers Peter Sapello and Anthony and Sterling Turner; and sister Joyce Turner. Private services.
May 17, 2013
Bellamann Hee Sr., 87, of Kaneohe, president of Bellamann Services Inc. and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Shanghai. He is survived by wife Barbara P.C.; sons Bellamann Jr. and Belden T.H.; daughter Belinda W.C. Furtado; brothers Kenneth and Howard; sisters Queency Kam, Ellen Akuna and Grace Yee; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
May 12, 2013
Vera Sadako Kaneshiro, 86, of Waipahu, a civil service secretary, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Constance Chargualaf, Cynthia Provance, Evelyn Castaneda and Carla Stern; sisters Ethelyn Kaaihue, Barbara Takata and Hilda Thomas; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wahiawa, Avocado Chapel, 538 Avocado St.
May 15, 2013
Mary Jane Karsten, 70, of Aiea, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. She is survived by husband Donald; son William; daughters Pamela Karsten-Diaz and Sheila Karsten; brothers Neil, John, William and Patrick Coyle; sisters Ethna O’Haver and Margaret Duffy; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m.
April 30, 2013
Myrtle Iwalani Kekumu, 70, of Nanakuli, a retired Department of Education teacher’s aide at Nanakuli Elementary School, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Horace Jr., sons Horace III and Peter Lopes, daughter Sharolyn, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the family home, 89-415 Pohakunui Ave., Nanakuli. Casual attire.
May 3, 2013
Amy K. Mishina, 80, of Aiea, a retired civil service employee at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Scott, daughter Hope Hipskind, brother George Fujioka, sister Grace Magsayo, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
May 5, 2013
Santos Dahilig Oasay, 75, of Pearl City, a retired Woerner Turf laborer, died in Pearl City. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Bienvenida P.; sons Oliver and J.R.; daughters Marilou O. Angeles, Madelyn Pascua, Lorna Uy, Liza Oasay, Genalyn Agaran and Michelle Mariano; brothers Peter, Generoso, Pacifico and Lincoln Oasay, and Christopher Wasay; sister Felicitas Pascua; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
May 16, 2013
Sakiko “Aunty Ki” Okamoto, 98, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Fumiko Harada, Ruth Kimura, Mabel Kuba and Muriel Amano. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
May 5, 2013
Francis Emory Oliveira, 86, of Honolulu, a principal, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leilani W., sons Bruce E. and Brian F., daughter Kay Haunani Lipps, sister Jean V.O. Bowen, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.
May 17, 2013
Mamoru Sakamoto, 99, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a Kohala Sugar Co. warehouse clerk, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Akimi, son Steve, daughters Lea Kei and Mae Oyama, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. at Saturday at Hawi Jodo Mission, Hawi, Hawaii. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.
April 22, 2013
Mildred Awaya Sueoka, 98, of Pearl City, a Manoa Finance Co. retiree, died in Ewa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Cynthia Ichioka, sister Jane Imamura, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.
May 15, 2013
Gladys Chikae Sakamoto Takenaka, 94, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughter Ruth Hirahara and a grandchild. Private services.