Archive for July 15th, 2010

Melvin Tadashi Asato

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 7, 2010
Melvin Tadashi Asato, 69, of Honolulu, a heavy equipment operator, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Audrey H., daughter Jay-Dee Yu Cote, father Jerry Z., brothers Ken and Jack, sister Debora Lancanari and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Posted in Death Notices

Toyo Asato

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

June 4, 2010
Toyo Asato, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Halaula-Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harry and Randall; daughters Doris Nakanishi, Bette Nakayama and Jean Iida; sisters Dorothy Nomura and Beatrice Kitayama; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

KATHLEEN DANG AWAKUNI

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

KATHLEEN DANG AWAKUNI

Age 59, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away July 10, 2010 at Hawaii Medical Center East. Born November 14, 1950 in Honolulu.

She is survived by husband, John J. Awakuni; son, Peter Awakuni; daughters, Joy Colombo, Teresa Awakuni; brothers, Peter Dang, Edwin (Lyla) Dang, Timothy Dang; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday (July 19) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Prayer Service 12:45 p.m. Aloha Attire.

Kathleen Dang Awakuni

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 10, 2010
Kathleen Dang Awakuni, 59, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John J.; son Peter; daughters Joy Colombo and Teresa Awakuni; and brothers Peter, Edwin and Timothy Dang. Services: 12:45 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Hiroshi Chinen

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 12, 2010
Hiroshi “Harold” Chinen, 86, of Pearl City, a retired television repair technician, died. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by brothers Shigeru “Robert” and Hiromu, and sister Shizuko “Elizabeth” “Betty” Shiroma. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Posted in Death Notices

TASHA “PATRICIA” MARIA DORING

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

TASHA “PATRICIA” MARIA DORING

Age 51, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away June 30, 2010 in Honolulu. Born June 6, 1959 in San Francisco, CA. Tasha was the propietor of Sitters Unlimited of Hawaii. She was a proud member of the American Renaissance Academy PTA.

She is survived daughter, Jade Doring; parents, Klaus & Carmen Doring; brother, Ernest (Fu Shan Pi) Doring of CA; best friend, Jun Takahashi of CA; numerrous uncles, aunts, & cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m.

Tasha Maria Doring

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

June 30, 2010
Tasha Maria “Patricia” Doring, 51, of Kapolei, proprietress of Sitters Unlimited of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by daughter Jade, parents Klaus and Carmen, and brother Ernest. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m.

Posted in Death Notices

Primitiva Rasalan Gomez

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

June 12, 2010
Primitiva Rasalan Gomez, 69, of Ewa Beach died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Camilo; sons Ferdinand, Enrique, Rogelio and Erwin; daughters Florida Bitanga, Victorina Salantes and Chrismylynne Rasalan; brother Abraham Rasalan; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Posted in Death Notices

Henry I. Hirayasu

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 6, 2010
Henry I. Hirayasu, 74, of Ewa Beach, a retired glazier and Coast Guard veteran, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Heeia. He is survived by wife Pamela E., sons Mark T. and Bryan Y., daughters Lynn M. and Kris K., brother Kenneth, sisters Barbara Hasegawa and Gail Hirayasu, and three grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

Posted in Death Notices

Cris Donald Huemiller

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

May 20, 2010
Cris Donald Huemiller, 54, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an artist and painter, died at home. He was born in Pontiac, Mich. He is survived by son Eric, mother Beverly Sorensen, sister Bonnie Purcell and three grand- children. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Henry Isabel Jr.

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 8, 2010
Henry Isabel Jr., 59, of Hawi, Hawaii, died. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ola; son Blaine; daughters Kanani Adolpho, Constance Isabel and Joenell Mangca; hanai son Peter Dudoit III; brother Ralph Cardoban; sisters Loretta Whitaker and Aloha Kondo; and 14 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at 55-3370 Akoni Pule Highway in Hawi. Call after 9 a.m. Luncheon to follow.

Posted in Death Notices

Lin Fong Kam

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

June 28, 2010
Lin Fong Kam, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electronics technician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edlin, daughters Colleen Springer and Linell Kam, brother George, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Jesse S. Mafnas

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 6, 2010
Jesse S. Mafnas, 43, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, died. He was born on Guam. He is survived by hanai parents Alejo and Lavender Meno; brothers John and Joseph; sisters Mary Naputi, Estella Torres, Elizabeth Kikku, Ruth Maysho, Rose and Barbara Cruz, and Jolyn Mafnas; and hanai brothers Conrad Chong and Alejo K. Meno. Services: 6 p.m. today at St. Benedict’s Church in Honaunau, Hawaii. Call after 4 p.m. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

Lai Yi Mak

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 9, 2010
Lai Yi Mak, 52, of Hono-lulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by husband Chun Po; daughter Sin Man; father Sui Fan; brothers Wai Sing, Wai Man and Wai Ming Fan; and sisters Sui Lin Fan Wong, Sui Ling Fan Siu and Lai Wa Fan Wong. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Larry Masayoshi Miyashiro

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 3, 2010
Larry Masayoshi Miyashiro, 88, of Aiea, a retired Hickam Air Force Base engineer housing supply manager and an Army veteran, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. He is survived by wife Yaye B.; son David H.; daughter Ann M. Millward; sisters Clara S. Ho, Peggy M. Miyamoto, Carol H. Kido, Thelma T. Taylor and Sally Y. Kato; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Charles Kenji Nakamura

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 2, 2010
Charles Kenji “Kenbo” Nakamura, 70, of Pearl City, retired owner of Naka’s Auto Repair and a member of the Army Reserves, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances S., daughter D. Mari Tada, mother Yoshiko, brother Lawrence, sister Jane Fukuda and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Posted in Death Notices

Fred Kaoru Obatake

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 1, 2010
Fred Kaoru Obatake, 84, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Chizu, daughter Fern M. Obatake-Chang, brother Paul S. and two grandchildren. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Phillip Mark Plotkin

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 7, 2010
Phillip Mark Plotkin, 65, of Puako, Hawaii, formerly of Kailua, a Ho’o Mau Ke Ola and Po’ilani substance abuse counselor in Honolulu and an Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by wife Sarah, daughter Rebekah Kramer and sister Catherine Ramsey. Private services. No flowers. Donations may be made online at www.nepalfreed.org. Call 222-2657.

Posted in Death Notices

KAREN NAOMI KIM REEVES

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

KAREN NAOMI
KIM REEVES

Age 67, of Kamuela, HI, passed away June 26, 2010 on Oahu. Born April 1, 1943 in Hilo, HI. She graduated from Kaimuki High School in 1961 and worked at Trade Wind Tours and Sheraton Waikiki Hotel; she was always the life of the party, energetic, engaging, entertaining; her outgoing personality was simply irresistible; she brought so much joy and laughter to everyone’s heart; a generous soul who always took care of people in their time of need. Our lives are better for having known Karen.

Predeceased by her parents Kenneth & Dorothy Kim and husband, Henry (Hank) Reeves. She is survived by son, Daniel Peralta (Dr. Michael Graves); daughter, Deanne “Dee Dee” (Guy) Alameda; brothers, Kenneth, Kevin (Pattie) and Keith Kim; sister, Kathlyn “Soonie” (Gordon) McRae; 2 grandchildren, Tiffany Pa and Micah Alameda.

Celebration of life and visitation 4:30 p.m. Sunday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer service 6:00 p.m.

ROBERT B. RIETOW

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

ROBERT B. RIETOW
Lahaina, Maui service July 24th

Robert B. Rietow, born March 26, 1928, Honolulu, Hi, and died March 16, 2010, in Mesquite, Nevada.

A funeral Mass, followed by celebration of his life, was held on March 26, his 82nd birthday in Oakmont, Santa Rosa Ca. “Uncle Bob’s” ashes will be spread in Lahaina off Shark Pit on Saturday, July 24. Boats with family will leave Lahaina Harbor at 10:30am. Those wishing to participate may observe on the beach fronting Shark Pit. Talk story and refreshments will be served on beach side of Holy Innocents following the scattering. For information call 808-960-1190.

Mosese Vuki Tangitau

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 8, 2010
Mosese Vuki Tangitau, 71, of Kaneohe, a former school administrator, died in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born in Neiafu, Tonga. He is survived by wife Bonita, son Mosese Jr., daughter Lavinia Mataele and five grandchildren. Visitation: 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala chapel. Services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua chapel. Burial: 11 a.m. at Greenhaven Cemetery.

Posted in Death Notices

Maura Tumalip

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 5, 2010
Maura Tumalip, 93, of Aiea, a Princess Hotel housekeeper, died in Aiea. She was born in Abra, Philippines. She is survived by sons Alfredo Tugaoen, and Joseph, Lauro and Manolo Tumalip; daughters Josefina Barroga, Veronica Groepler and Elena Julio; and 41 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Posted in Death Notices

Mary Kim Thanh Vu

Posted On July 15th, 2010 -

July 10, 2010
Mary Kim Thanh Vu, 57, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband Vincent, sons Thinh Truong Duc and Thanh Truong Duc, and brother Minh Quang Pham. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 6:30 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Cremation to follow.

Posted in Death Notices

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran