Passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in Pago Pago, American Samoa on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Born November 29, 1921 in Gataivai, Samoa, Vaiao served in the USMC and attended Lahainaluna HS. He went on to receive a Bachelor's degree McPherson College in Kansas (1950) and a Master's degree American University in Washington, DC (1952) where he met and married his beloved lifelong partner, Dr. Fay Gilkey Calkins (deceased 2010). Vaiao returned to American Samoa to serve as Personnel Director for the American Samoa Government and established a 300-acre plantation in Samoa. In 1962 became the first Public Service Commissioner of the newly independent state. In 1964, Vaiao and Fay moved to Honolulu as East West Center research fellows. Vaiao served as Co-Chairman, State Council on Samoan Heritage and as a Samoan Methodist lay preacher. He served as a Community Organization Specialist and an instructor at the Honolulu Community College. He also served as an Adult Correction Officer and Counselor for the State of Hawaii before retiring to Samoa in 1986. Elected to Parliament in 1988, his ministerial portfolio included Public Works; Justice, Labor and Public Service; Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister before retiring from politics in 1996 to complete research on "Our Ancestors." and pre-European Samoan chiefdoms. At his passing, Vaiao held four prominent high chief titles: Amituana'i, Leiataualesa, and Fuimaono. He is survived by 7 children, 22, grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Kahala at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary
38, of Haleiwa, Hawaii died in Haleiwa on Saturday, November 12, 2016. She was born in Ellensburg, WA.
90, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, November 4, 2016. He was born in La Carlota, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 12 at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
30, of Paia, Maui died in Kahului on Friday, November 25, 2016. She was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 8:30a.m - 11:00 am; Services: 11:00am on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului.
Patricia Marguerite Ryan 76, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Saturday, December 3, 2016. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
75, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Aiea on Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was born in Puunene, Hawaii. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
Charles Kenji Kawakami of Lihue, Hawai'i passed away at the age of 75 on December 3, 2016 at his residence. Born on October 22, 1941, in Waimea, Kaua'i, he was the President of Big Save and Menehune Food Mart Inc., a Veteran of the U.S. Army, and a former UH Regent and Chairman of the Hawai'i Food Industry Association. He is preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Kashima Kawakami; father, H. S. Kawakami; mother, Tomo Nogami; brothers, George Kawakami, Edward Kawakami, and Former Speaker of the State House of Representatives Richard Kawakami; and sister, Ellen Kawakami. Charles is survived by his sons, Craig (Renee) Kawakami of Kaua'i, Douglas Kawakami of Kaua'i, and Derek (Monica) Kawakami of Kaua'i; dogs, Renoir and Bonchance; grand- children, Chanel, Mari, Chase, Christopher, and Hailee Kawakami; great-grandchild, Niko Kawakami-Frias; sisters, Gertrude Toma, and Edith Tan; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of His Life will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Lihue Christian Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with services to follow. Aloha attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
97, of Honolulu, Hawaii died in Honolulu on Monday, November 14, 2016. She was born in Kaneohe. Visitation: 9:00am.; Services: 10:00am. on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
82, of Mililani, Hawaii died in Honolulu on Monday, November 21, 2016. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
78, of Hanamaulu, Hawaii, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on November 23, 2016. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. Visitation: Monday, December 12, 2016 at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Services: 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
78, of Honolulu, Hawaii died in Honolulu on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She was born in Yamaguchi-ken, Japan. Private ervices.
74, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Monday, November 7, 2016. He was born in Cabaroan, Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Services: 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Age 48, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on November 8, 2016 in Honolulu. Born April 9, 1968 in Honolulu. She was a Sunday school teacher, program director and part of the choir at Jesus Coming Soon church. She is survived by husband, Rani Rees; sons, Caleb Rees, Denver Rees; daughters, Trudy Rees, Tylor Rees; parents, Robert & Lois Carter, Sr.; brothers, Rollin Carter, Titus Carter; sister, Rose Carter. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (Dec.12) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
89, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Thursday, November 10, 2016. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. Visitation: 5:45 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
Born Lihue, Kauai 1925; passed in California, November 4, 2016. Married to John Rezin Stein. Loving mother to Douglas Brum*Deceased (Janice), Harold Brum (Anna), Veronica Dawn Musgrove, Sandretta Musgrove Wendt (Dean), Johnee Linda Stein Miller (David) and James Walter Stein*Deceased (Benny Mae Kahue). Loving brother to Paul Hirota (Joyce), Alex Hirota* Deceased (Olivia *Deceased), Lillian Hirota Iida* Deceased (Michael* Deceased), and Jane Hirota Look (Casey Look* Deceased) 10 Grand Children, 17 Great Grandchildren and Nieces and Nephews. She was and is loved by her family, she will surely be missed. We miss you every day mom. Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City on Dec 9 at 11am and interment at Punchbowl Cemetery at 3pm.
69, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Thursday, November 24, 2016. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:00a.m. - 10:15a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Burial: 12:30p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
64, of Wailuku, Hawaii, died at his home on November 27, 2016. He was born in Puunene, Hawaii, on July 10, 1952. Visitation: 9:00-1:00pm; Services: 11:00am on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Nakamura Mortuary. Pa`ina to follow at the Paukukalo Hawaiian Homes Hall.
88, of Honolulu, Hawaii died in Honolulu on Saturday, November 26, 2016. He was born in Honolulu.
73, of Holualoa, Hawaii, died in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 17, 2016. He was born in Pasco, WA. Services: 3:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl)
63, of Honolulu, Hawaii died in Honolulu on Thursday, November 3, 2016. She was born in Honolulu. Private services held.