Archive for August 10th, 2011

JAMES DAVID KELEO O’KALANI WENTELA “OOMPS”

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

JAMES DAVID KELEO O’KALANI WENTELA “OOMPS”

Age 39, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 26, 2011 in Honolulu. Born December 19, 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by mother, Patricia H. Kaeo Wentela; father, Lyle Edmond Wentela; companion, Cheryl-Ann L. Jale; brother, Matthew Wentela; sister, Theresa Leihua Paaluhi; hanai sister, Finlyn Kapiolani Kauihana; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday (August 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Wake Service: 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Reynold Amano

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 9, 2011
Reynold “Rudy” Amano, 68, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. instrument mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Gerda; sons Leroy, Andrew and Josh; daughters Anja Rosales, Renee Reese, Luana Steele and Nicole Amano; brothers Domingo, Roger and Sonny; sisters Magdalena Williams, Felicidad Lia and Dolores Agcolicol; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Felix Tenozo Cabangon

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

July 25, 2011
Felix Tenozo Cabangon, 83, of Waipahu, a truck driver and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Anita; sons Larry, William, Ricardo, Henry and Marino; daughters Leticia and Amelita Cabangon, Sonia C. Bacarro, Daisy C. Shinbo, Jennifer C. Caoili and Marivic C. Bolloso; sisters Lorenza C. Romero and Maximina C. Dimalaluan; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Posted in Death Notices

James Richard Carr

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 6, 2011
James Richard Carr, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force major and a retired senior ground engineer for Air New Zealand and Qantas Airline, died in Honolulu. He was born in Oil City, Pa. He is survived by wife Robina and son James G. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Max Francis Coleman

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 3, 2011
Max Francis Coleman, 59, of Paia, Maui, a retired Maui Police Department officer, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Max P., Christopher and Alan; daughters Chelsie Best and Sarah Coleman; brothers George, Karl and Mark; sisters Cindy Jakubczak, Carol Coleman, Julie Crawford and Lani Mathews; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Posted in Death Notices

ISMELDA “MELDA” TUYA GARCIA

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

ISMELDA “MELDA” TUYA GARCIA

Age 65, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away July 16, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born April 6, 1946 in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines.

She is survived by daughters, Loretta Garcia of Seattle, Maria (Vincent) Pascual of Las Vegas; son, Bartolome “Bubut” B. (Cindy) Garcia Jr. of Kauai; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Ofelia Tuya Lagundino of Philippines, Florida Tuya Pagatpatan of Philippines, Sozima Tuya Viloria, Myrna Tuya Torres; brothers, Virgilio Tuya of Philippines, Jesus Tuya of Philippines, Renato Tuya; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (August 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Violet Tsuruko Hirata

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

July 8, 2011
Violet Tsuruko Hirata, 89, of Waipahu died in Pearl City. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Randall, Miles and Robin; sisters Nancy Sakai, Toshie Higa and Harriet Davidson; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Allen Isaiah Ka’auwai

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

ALLEN ISAIAH KA’AUWAI
Mar. 12, 1946-July 22, 2011

Allen was born in Honolulu on March 12, 1946, but spent his childhood in Kapa’a, Kauai, raised by his loving grandparents, Kaluna and Daisy Ka’auwai. He was a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Class of ’64 and many of his classmates became life-long friends. Allen worked in the airline industry for over 40 years and started an international softball tournament in 1978.

He is survived by his sons, David and Kevin Ka’auwai, and his daughter, Kristen (John) Ka’auwai-Hassett and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held for Allen on Aug. 13th, 9am at Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church in Kapa’a, Kaua’i.

Mildred Kekaimalinookona Kaimikaua

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 3, 2011
Mildred Kekaimalinookona “Millie” Kaimikaua, 72, of Honolulu, a Lincoln Elementary School administrative assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by husband Carl; sons Carl “Kimo,” James, William, Michael, Kaohuonalani and Mahiola; daughters Terri-Lee, Sherri Lee, Kanaelehuaokalani and Maluhia Kaimikaua, and Jerri-Lee Keiki; brothers Henry, John and Charles Kaalekahi; sisters Maraea Monteilh, Helen Hew-Len, Libbie-Ann Chock and Jackilyn Simeona; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Justin Joseph Kelii

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

In Loving Memory of
JUSTIN JOSEPH KELII
August 10, 1981-April 8, 2011 Happy Birthday

Dear Lord, Thank you for the Angel you lent us for awhile, he brought us so much laughter and an everlasting smile He loved us, and inspired us, he was our own guiding light, but now he shines in heaven with wings so pure and white So when our feelings run rampant and our tears begin to fall, his spirit will surround us lending comfort to us all We will forever miss him, time will never ease the pain but we will always be so grateful because into our lives Lord, our precious Justin came………Romans 12:14 Evil will not conquer me the Lord is good and dwells within my heart……. “No matter how Hard it Rains, Withstand the Pain” Forever missing you, Nan, Pop, Ma, Tif, and the Ohana

Katherine Louise Martin Killebrew

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

KATHERINE LOUISE MARTIN KILLEBREW
February 19, 1927 ~
August 4, 2011

Pebble Beach ~ Katherine Louise Martin Killebrew passed away August 4th in Pebble Beach, California. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Katy Lou was a graduate of Peabody Demonstration School, attended Ward-Belmont and Southern Methodist University (S.M.U.).

Katy Lou married George Wimberly Killebrew III on August 19, 1950 and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1960 where they raised their family. She and her husband retired to Pebble Beach, CA in 1990. Katy Lou was a member of the Outrigger Canoe Club and the Beach and Tennis Club in Pebble Beach. Her love of travel took her to the far reaches of the world. Katy Lou did volunteer work for Kapiolani Hospital and Punahou School. She loved to play tennis, was a gourmet cook and, most especially, loved her family.

Katy Lou is survived by her children, George Wimberly (Anne Nash) Killebrew IV of Dallas, TX and Katherine Vance Killebrew of Honolulu, HI; her grandchildren, Katherine Taylor Nordgren, Brett Douglas Bechert, Whitney Martin Bechert, Thomas Nash Killebrew, William Martin Killebrew; her great- grandchildren, Jack Vance Nordgren and Joshua Finn Nordgren and her brother, Woodson James (Clara Chester) Martin Jr. of Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1992.

Memorial services will be held later in Pebble Beach and Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, PO Box HH, Monterey, CA, 93942. Please visit
wwwthepaulmortuary.com to sign Katy Lou’s guest book and leave messages for her family.

Chiu Han Lee

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

July 27, 2011
Chiu Han “Mr. Lee” Lee, 75, of Waipahu, a retired Outrigger Reef Hotel houseman, died in Waipahu. He was born in Guang Dong (Canton), China. He is survived by wife Pei Wei Guo; sons Kin Chong “Kenneth” and Jian Shen “Sam”; daughters Christine Shea and Jenny Moore; brother Dat Keong; sisters Shao Ju Li, Shao Qun Li and Pearl Lee; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Ongoing Taoist services. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Posted in Death Notices

ANTHONY “BLACK PANTHER” ANTONE LOPES

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

ANTHONY “BLACK PANTHER” ANTONE LOPES

Age 83, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 17, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 29, 1928 in Ewa. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop II as a ship fitter. Member of Ewa Beach Assembly of God Church. World War II Veteran.

He is survived by daughters, Theresa L. (Semi) Sione, Christine L. Lopes, Antonette L. (James) Toro; 5 grandchildren, AJ Toro, Makena Utu, Jamee-Lee Toro, Malaefono Sione Jr, Feanai Sione; 6 great-grandchildren, Lei’c-Lee Toro, Leeland Toro, Landon Toro, Lex’c Rose Toro
Liliana Utu, Sapele Utu Jr.; brother, Daniel Antone Lopes; sister, Eliza (Thomas) Mahaulu; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (August 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Richard Mulligan Masuda

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 1, 2011
Richard Mulligan “Sonny” Masuda, 65, of Kaneohe, owner of Richard K. Masuda Masonry, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Christopher G.M. Fargo-Masuda, brother Curtis Yokoyama and sisters Carole Eto, Madeliene Wai, Barbara Uno and Janice Babin. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

DENNIS MORIO MIYATA

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

DENNIS MORIO MIYATA

Age 62, a jewelry store owner, passed away August 3, 2011 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born October 16, 1948 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Suanne; sons, Bryan Jon and Robert; daughter, Kristine (Steven) Lynch; grand-daughter, Helen; and Sister Masae (Millie) Miyahana. Services will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary-East Chapel on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Visitation at 5:00 pm. Services start at 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Dennis Morio Miyata

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 3, 2011
Dennis Morio Miyata, 62, of Kaneohe, owner of Premier Jewelry Services and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Suanne, sons Bryan Jon and Robert, daughter Kristine Lynch, sister Millie Miyahana and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

Posted in Death Notices

Hatsue Nemoto

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

HATSUE NEMOTO

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away peacefully on August 2, 2011. Hatsue, 88, of Waimanalo was born and raised in Hakalau on the Big Island. She retired from Blanche Pope Elementary School as a cafeteria worker.

She is survived by sons Rodney (Winifred), Eric (Mary Ann), daughter Evelyn (Michael) Mizuno; 6 grandchildren Ryan, Tracie, Dayna, Kristen, Cory and Erin; brother Glen Seichi (Setsuko) Arakaki; sister-in-law Jane Akita. She will forever be loved and remembered.

Maxine Lani Polina Nino

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 5, 2011
Maxine Lani Polina Nino, 45, of Kapaau, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by mother Matilda, brother Thaddeus and sister Nina. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kohala Baptist Church-Makalapa. Celebration of life: 5 p.m.

Posted in Death Notices

Grace Kiyoko Sadaoka

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 6, 2011
Grace Kiyoko Sadaoka, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association secretary, died. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Deborah K.M. Vanairsdale and Jeanne K. Sadaoka, brothers Jiro and Henry Mitsuyasu, and sister Jane Koizumi. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Rachel Yoshiko Sakai

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

June 26, 2011
Rachel Yoshiko Sakai, 85, of Pearl City, a Navy Public Works Center accounting department retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Mitchell and Miles, daughters Yvonne Alboro and Sharon Oki, sisters Frances Idemoto and Marian Kitamori, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

Haruo Sato

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

July 30, 2011
Haruo Sato, 93, of Aiea, a retired electronics technician for the Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Asia Region and an Army veteran with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died at home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

Dean Claude Schuster

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 2, 2011
Dean Claude Schuster, 82, of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired pricing analyst with Unocal 76 and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Northrup, Minn. He is survived by son Daniel and sisters Maeverine Gibbons and Marlene Silseth. Visitation and services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Hilo Coast United Church of Christ, Honomu. Casual attire. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

Danielle Irene Somai

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

June 29, 2011
Danielle Irene “Dani” Somai, 65, of Honolulu, formerly of Volcano, Hawaii, and Hanalei, Kauai, a writer, poet and an instructor of English as a second language, died in Palolo Hospice Hawaii Home. She was born in Paris. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Union Church Women’s Center at Punahou and Beretania streets. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Posted in Death Notices

Matsuko Sugimoto

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 7, 2011
Matsuko “Mutt” Sugimoto, 87, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. laboratory analyst, died at home. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by husband Tamotsu, son Michael Ito, daughters Cathy Villaverde and Sonya Tavares, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Posted in Death Notices

HELEN M. TAM

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

HELEN M. TAM

HELEN M. TAM, long time Kaneohe resident, passed away on July 28, 2011 in Bellevue, Wa. She was 84 years old. Preceeded in death by husband Valentine W. Tam Sr. Survived by children, Valentine Jr., Valerie, Paul, Tom, Henrietta-Ann, Mark & Eugene. Sister, Mabel Cabral, 14 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 13 at The Community of Christ Church, 1666 Mott Smith Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii from 10 am to 12 pm. Luncheon to follow in the annex.

Rogelio Ea Tauyan

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

July 14, 2011
Rogelio Ea “Roger” Tauyan, 63, of Ewa Beach, a Tokunaga Masonry laborer, died on Lanai. He was born on Lanai. He is survived by wife Felicidad, sons Roland and Raymund, daughter Rosemary, mother Maria, brother Rodolfo, sister Victoria Javier and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Timothy Q.T. Tom

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

July 25, 2011
Timothy Q.T. Tom, 82, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War and a retired sail maker at Sub Base Pearl Harbor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruby, son Cary, daughters Lori Maekawa and Wendy Tom, sister Betty Wong and a grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Posted in Death Notices

Matthew Gordon Victor

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

MATTHEW GORDON VICTOR

Of Lihue, Kauai went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 29, 2011 at the age of 52. He was the founder and beloved Pastor of Ohana Christian Fellowship for thirteen years and employed as a TSA Agent.

He was preceded in death by his brother Bernard Victor. He is survived by his wife Ruth Victor of 24 years, sons Jeremy and Daniel Victor and daughter Jamie Victor. He is also survived by his parents Bernard and Mae Victor, brothers Allen (Elizabeth) Victor, Guy Victor, Lee (Rachel) Victor and numerous nieces and nephews. Matt was also loved by the Johnson (Ruth) family, his Christian brothers and sisters, the soccer and surfing community and throughout Kaua`i and Kailua, Oahu, his birth hometown.

A Remembrance and Celebration of Matt Victor’s Life will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Visitation will be from 12:00pm – 1:30pm with a Memorial Service to begin at 1:30pm. The family requests that flowers be omitted. To follow, a committal prayer and scattering of ashes in a “paddle-out” to be held at Hanalei Pier at 5:30pm.

Alice M. Vierra

Posted On August 10th, 2011 -

Aug. 1, 2011
Alice M. Vierra, 91, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son James, daughters Jeanette Mize and Joyce True, brother John Martins, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Aug. 17 at the mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Posted in Death Notices

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran