AUNTY STAN KANANI KAAIAWAHIA BULAWAN aka STANLYN MARY BULAWAN PLACENCIA Age 54, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 25, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, HI. Founder of Waianae Community Outreach. National Association of Social Workers - Award Recipient Women in Recovery. Board member & advisor to various State Agencies & Non-Profit Organizations. She is survived by husband, Emilio Atabay Placencia, Sr.; son, Emilio Atabay (Felicia) Placencia, Jr.; daughters, Sophina Bulawan Placencia, Shalani Dante (Kai) Bulawan Placencia; brother, Clarkson Bulawan; sister, Jarzette (Renee) Bulawan; grandchildren, Emilie- Mae Nanea Placencia, Evan Atabay Placencia. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Nov. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers, Please.
CELINA T. SINCLAIR 89 of Honolulu, died Nov. 13, 2014. Born in Aparri, P.I. Survived by sister, Teresita Andres; daughters Evelyn, Lark, Mary, Lucy, son Michael, 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Service to celebrate her life St. Andrew's Cathedral Sat., Nov. 29 at 1:00 PM, she joins her husband, Thomas Lowry at Punchbowl. Donations to St. Jude, and/or St. Andrew's or St. Timothy's homeless program.
LOUIS K. COLLINS, JR. In the warmest light of October 13, 2014, with family at his side, Louis K. Collins, Jr. breathed peacefully into eternity at 93 years of age. Born in Honolulu July 22, 1921, the first born of Louis K. Collins and Amoy Ahu was raised by his grandparents in Kapahulu, Hoolehua and Mooilili before graduating from Iolani School in 1940. After graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Louis worked his charismatic personae with his athleticism, intellect, wit and common sense through a career of public relations with Mueller & Phipps, Primo Distributing Company, and Y. Hata and Sons before retiring to the family owned coffee farm in Keopu, Kona and to his fields of protea flowers in Kau. Louis is survived by sons Ernest "Mahoe" (Brenda), Louis K., Taylor and Michael J.; daughters Joanna U. Kaalele, Fanny K. (George) Alcosiba, Kathy Lou K. (Dan) Manuel and Titi K. (Bill) Ricafort; brother, John K.; sisters Winona K. Wong, Fanny K. (Sam) Au Hoy, Georgiana P. Clark and Ernesta H. (Frank) Masagatani; 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchild; many cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation 9 am Friday December 12, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary's Maunakea Chapel. Service at 10. Aloha Attire. Private Inurnment.
G. EVERETT SPRING December 23, 1928 - April 9, 2013 George Everett "Ev" Spring, born on Oahu December 23, 1928, to Percy George and Rose Norma Spring died in Seattle, Washington on April 9, 2013, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He graduated from St. Louis College in 1947, and received a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1951. As a member of the U.S. Marines he served in Korea, the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the reserves. rising to rank of Captain. He married Allison Wiedorn, they divorced in 1963. Ev returned to Oahu in 1964, as branch manager for Owens Corning. He received an MBA in Finance from the University of Hawaii. In 1969, he married Gretchen Van Iderstine and in 1972 started GESCO Sales and Supply, moving family and business to Maui in 1976. Ev was active in the Maui Chamber of Commerce, serving two terms as president; taught classes at Chaminade University, Maui Campus, and the University of Phoenix. He was named a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Ev patented and marketed a leak detection system for underground storage tanks. He is survived by his brother Tom Spring S.M., wife Gretchen, son Everett (Kathy) and their children, Chelsea, Nolan, Garrett, Trevor and Colin; son Paul; daughter Anni and her son Karl; son Tony (Carol); son Alan (Laura) and their children Meghan and Evan; and son Scott (Sonjia) and their daughter Antonia. A private graveside service was held at Diamond Head Memorial Park November 22, 1914.
MELVIN DANIEL DE COSTA Melvin Daniel De Costa, 71, of Kailua passed away at his home in Kunia on October 26, 2014. Mel attended Kailua High School and went on to continue his education until he earned his Master's Degree at Chaminade University. He was always a strong proponent of education and made it an integral part of his career. Mel retired from the Honolulu Police Department in 1989 after 27 years of service. As a captain and civil defense coordinator, he was in charge of the training program for the HPD's Communications Division that managed 125 employees. He was the lieutenant in charge of the Gambling and Morals Detail in the HPD's Vice Narcotics Division. He was a police sergeant and front line supervisor for over 12 years. After retirement, Mel started his business DC Investigative Services Inc. He then worked as Director of Security & Safety at Royal Hawaiian Hotel, then Director of Security at Kahala Mall Shopping Center and most recently, Director of Security at Chaminade University with Securitas. Mel was also a part time instructor at Honolulu Community College and an adjunct professor at Chaminade University. His involvement in professional memberships included the ASIS Hawaii Chapter (Past President), the Hawaii Visitor Industry Security Association (Past Vice President) and a director with the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Hawaii Chapter; just to name a few. On October 23rd, 3 days before his passing, at the 30th Annual Law Enforcement Security Awards Banquet, Mel was awarded the prestigious "Top Cops Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014". Mel is survived by his wife, Rochelle Kaai De Costa; daughters, Deidre (Tim) Harrison, Pualani (James) Todd, Noilani De Costa; hanai daughter, Kanoe Cobb-Adams; step-daughter, Michelle (Charles) Caouette; step-son, Roman Kaai; brother, Harold De Costa; sister, Barbara Long; 18 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren and his loving dog, Holo De Costa. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Mystical Rose Oratory Chapel at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Viewing at 9:30am with services at 11:00am. Burial to follow at 1:00pm at Valley of the Temples.
Nine Years of Remembering JIM KOLONICK December 8, 1934 - November 23, 2005 Always In Our Hearts Your loving spirit will live on forever.
MYRTLE N. (SASAKI) MATSUMURA Age 71, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 3rd, 2014 at home in Union City, CA. Myrtle was an employee of United Airlines. She is survived by husband, Dennis Matsumura; son, Ryan (Denice); daughter, Erin; siblings, Chester (Kathy), Lester (Gail), Charlotte; and 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.
MURIEL M. HORITA Age 86, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 6, 2014 in Pearl City, HI. Born January 10, 1928 in Kipapa, Oahu, HI. Predeceased by spouse, Roy Horita. She is survived by brothers, Akira (Naomi) Harada, Edwin T. (Eleanor) Harada; sisters, Joyce Hosaka, Kay K. (George) Nagaishi. Private Services were held.
TADAO KIMURA Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 7, 2014 in Waipahu. Born February 16, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. Retired electrician for C & H Sugar Company. He is survived by sisters-in- law, Nobue Kimura, Miyuki Kimura; nieces & nephews. Private Services.
A Tribute to SONIA FAUST Ann Sonia Faust was born in Honolulu in 1936 and grew up in Wahiawa, Los Angeles, and on Maui where she graduated from Baldwin High School in 1955. She attended the University of Hawaii graduating in 1959 and received a Coro Foundation fellowship in public affairs in San Francisco, followed by a scholarship from the Harvard School of Law, graduating in 1964. Following her graduation from Harvard Sonia provided public service for the State of Hawaii for over forty five years. She began her legal career at the Honolulu Corporation Council's office and soon after joined the Legislative Reference Bureau. In 1970 she joined the State Attorney General's Office and in the mid 1970s she worked for the Hawaii Public Employment Relations Board and also for a short time with the Maui Corporation Counsel's office. In 1982 Sonia returned to the Attorney General's Office as head of the Antitrust Division and was later selected to head the Regulatory Division and retired in 2009 as supervisor of the Land and Transportation Division while also serving on a number of state oversight committees as well. Sonia is survived by a brother, Nicholas, who resides at June Lake California.