Archive for January, 2018

WILMA HEALANI HOLI (“AUNTY WILMA”)

Posted On January 26th, 2018 -

WILMA HEALANI HOLI (AUNTY WILMA) Of Hanapepe, Kauai passed away on January 16, 2018. Aunty Wilma was a retired Secondary Teacher and Librarian for 39 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with emphasis in Health and Physical Education from Church College (BYU Hawaii), earned a Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine University in 1979. In 1996, she received a second masters degree in Library and Information Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and managed to get her real estate license in 1985. Aunty Wilma was very active in her community prior to retirement. She is one of the founding directors of the Garden Island Canoe Racing Association, also served as Secretary and Race Director. Was elected President of the Hanapepe Community Association and served until Hurricane Iniki came. Coordinated recovery efforts with the community and the military. Recruited to be a board member and opened a chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Recruited for Ho'ola Lahui Hawaii, a Native Hawaiian health organization addressing the health needs of Native Hawaiians. During her tenure as President, she opened two community health centers and "340B pharmacies" which provided discounted medication for those in need (statewide), and served on the Papa Ola Lokahi (POL) Board until 2006. Last position as President succeeding the late Agnes Cope, who succeeded the late Myron "Pinky" Thompson. As a member of POL, she travelled to Washington DC to consult with Congressional members and key health officials. Aunty Wima lobbied for the College of Pharmacy at UH-Hilo which was a concerted effort that included others from Hawaii that brought this to fruition. She was apart of the Protect Kahoolawe Ohana (PKO), Kauai/Niihau Burial Council and one of her last efforts was her role as a witness in Protecting Mauna Kea hearings. In Aunty Wilma's professional life, there were a myriad of responsibilities that teachers as a whole take on, she coordinated the effort to compile and write the accreditation report for Waimea High School twice. President of a nonprofit organization that holds a 501(c)(3), her primary focus was to address health, education, and community needs. She was so proud of the students she worked with in getting them admitted to college, and provide academic, social & financial support. Aunty Wilma is preceded in death by: Solomon Hanohano Holi (father), Olga Kali Holi (mother), and brothers Lorrin, Nolan, & Gaylord; survived by her Sisters: Gwendolyn Holi, Belle Ka'iwi, Mona Joy Holi and Henrietta Holi Helm (Zachary Helm); Nieces and nephews: Denise, Janice, Kailianu, Barbara, Bruce, Benetta, Benehakaka, Tiare, Johanna, Douglas, Carlton, Curtis and Raiatea and God son Kapono. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 10th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4580 Ehiku Street, Lihu'e Ph 808-245-3063; Casual attire. Condolences can be sent to PO Box 368, Hanapepe, HI 96716.

George Jyoji Abe

Posted On January 11th, 2018 -

101, of Kailua, died in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 19, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Services: 11:00 a.m on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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GEORGE JYOJI ABE

Posted On January 14th, 2018 -

GEORGE JYOJI ABEGeorge J. Abe, 101, of Kailua, passed away on December 19, 2017 at the Care Center of Honolulu. Born in Honolulu on May 5, 1916, he was named Gogogoro to mark the 5th day of the 5th month of the 5th Taisho year. At the age of four, his mother took him to Niigata, Japan, and left him in the care of her brother. After high school graduation in 1934, he returned to Hawaii and lived in Nuuanu. George took English- language classes and learned the bakery trade at various Oahu bakeries, including Holly, C&W, Lincoln, and Krispy Krust. In 1947, he worked at Holland House in Kailua, met and soon married Lynn (Sato), and changed his name to George. The two owned Jean's Bakery & Fountain (1950- 1971). He was known for his tiered wedding cakes, Danish pastries, and goodness as an employer. He was the first president of Kailua Japanese Civic Club. After retiring as a baker, George worked as a City & County groundskeeper. He loved shore fishing, Vegas, bowling, sumo, UH sports, and playing tennis (until age 97) with his Kailua Seniors Tennis Club friends. He is survived by daughters Jean Sumimoto, Gloria Chapman, and Carol Abe; and grandchildren Mark Sumimoto, Rick Sumimoto, Ann Walsh, and Kelsey Yama- guchi. He was predeceased by wife Lynn and son Clinton. The family thanks the doctors, nurses, and caregivers who cared for George in his later years. Visitation from 10:30; service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18. Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. All at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Harry Osamu Abe

Posted On January 23rd, 2018 -

82, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on December 13, 2017. He was born in Waialua. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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William L. Abraham, Sr.

Posted On January 1st, 2018 -

85, of Hilo, HI, died in Hilo, HI on Monday, November 27, 2017. He was born in Hilo, HI. Visitation: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary chapel, Hilo, HI. Burial: 12 noon on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2, Hilo, HI.
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Lucy Abraham

Posted On January 6th, 2018 -

71, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, died in Waimanalo on December 13, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Kaiona Beach Park.
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Helene Momilani Acacio

Posted On January 13th, 2018 -

70, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in the Queen's Medical Center on January 8, 2018. She was born on Moloka'i.
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Agreda “Belen” Ramones Acebo

Posted On January 5th, 2018 -

89, of Mililani, Hawaii,, died in Waipahu on November 28, 2017. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 11 at St. John Apostles & Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Bryson Acevedo

Posted On January 25th, 2018 -

27, of Kaaawa, Hawaii, died in Kailua on Saturday, January 13, 2018. He was born in Honolulu.
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Joe Reyes Adzuara

Posted On January 14th, 2018 -

80, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on December 31, 2017. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 10a.m. to 12p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Normans Mortuary in Wailuku. Services: 12 p.m. Burial: will be held at 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Cemetery.
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Rosario Regis Agliam

Posted On January 31st, 2018 -

66, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 5, 2018. She was born in Davao City, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 8 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Honolulu. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Elizabeth U. Ahue

Posted On January 27th, 2018 -

83, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on January 13, 2018. She was born in Paia, Maui. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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ELIZABETH “BETTY” ULULANI HO’OMALU AHUE

Posted On January 28th, 2018 -

83, of Aiea, passed away on January 13, 2018. She was born October 15, 1934 in Paia, Maui. Preceded in death by husband Jerry, son Jerry "Kaimana", grand- son Joshua. Survived by sons Jeffrey, Jacob (Vanessa), Jordan (Kala); daughter Heather; grand- sons Aaron, William, Darrell "Keahi", Michael, Nicholas, Isaac, Jacob Jr; brothers Arthur, Mark Ho'omalu Sr; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Visitation at 10 AM, Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Borthwick's Maunakea Chapel, services at 11 AM. Burial at 2 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

William Aina

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

89, of Las Vegas, NV, died on December 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. He was born on October 10, 1928 in Hilo, HI. Service: 10:00 am, Friday, January 12, 2018 at National Cemetery of the Pacific- Punchbowl.
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Malia Ann Kaleilehua Aioletuna

Posted On January 24th, 2018 -

44, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on January 9, 2018. She was born in Kailua. Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m.; Service: 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Kailua Beach, 526 Kawailoa Road.
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Momilani M. Akaka-Wright

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

53, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Waianae on December 31, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Services: 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Kawaiaha'o Church.
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Samuel Chokichi Akamine

Posted On January 5th, 2018 -

84, of Honolulu, a retired cement finisher mason, passed away suddenly on November 17, 2017 at home. He was born in Kalihi Valley, the second of four siblings. Survived by sisters, Frances Akamine and Lillian (Nobuhiro) Yoshimura, and niece, Tammy Yoshimura. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Samuel Chokichi Akamine

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

84, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 17, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Service held.
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Jared Jiro Akasaki

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

38, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on December 28, 2017. He was born in Honolulu.
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Takako Akashi

Posted On January 14th, 2018 -

88, of Honolulu, passed away on December 27, 2017. Born in Hokkaido, Japan, she was a retired cashier for ABC Stores, a Sensei in Wafu Japanese Ikebana and promoted the Way of Tea and contributed to the growth of the Urasenke Hawaii Chapter. She is survived by her daughters Lorraine Kuniyuki and Marlene (Bob) Arnett; grandsons Ryan Kuniyuki, Brandon and Aaron Arnett. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Rosina K. Akimoto

Posted On January 28th, 2018 -

Rosina K. Akimoto, 95, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on January 13, 2018 at Kuakini Hospital. She was born on February 5, 1922 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Rosina is survived by sons Roger Kelii (Corinna), Ryan Kainoa (Ellen); daughters Rowena "Wena", Rhonda Haunani "Nani" and Rene "Pua"; 8 grand- children and 9 great-grand- children. Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Visitation is at 9:15a.m. with service to begin at 10:15a.m. and Inurnment to follow at 2:00p.m. at National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary

Rosina K. Akimoto

Posted On January 31st, 2018 -

95, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 13, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:15 a.m.; Services: 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Inurnment: 2:00 p.m. at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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JAMES “BLACK” AKIONA JR.

Posted On January 21st, 2018 -

JAMES 82, of Kaneohe, slipped away peacefully on January 5, 2018 with family at his side. He was a graduate of Kaimuki High School, c/o 1953 and retired as a Battalion Chief with the Honolulu Fire Dept. after 29 years of service. Jim was also a Facilitator for PSI men's classes. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Irene; sons John (Nora) and Mark (Johnen); daughter Bernadine Kaluhiwa (Roland). Jim also has 9 grandchildren: Samantha, Kekoa, James Taylor, Keawe, Anela, Malie, Pomai, Paulina and Kristina; 13 great-grand- children and 1 great-great-grand- child. "Sonny Boy" is also survived by brother Sanford (Donna Jean) and sister Margaret Kini and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Visitation at 8:30 am. Service 10:00 am. Aloha Attire.

James Keakaikawai Akiona, Jr.

Posted On January 21st, 2018 -

82, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on January 5, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Ballard Family Moanalua Chapel.
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Irene Mokihana Akiona

Posted On January 30th, 2018 -

82, of Kaneohe, died in Pearl City on January 25, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 am Services: 10:00 am on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Burial: 1:00 pm on Friday, February 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
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IRENE MOKIHANA AKIONA

Posted On January 31st, 2018 -

IRENE MOKIHANA AKIONAAge 82, was called home to be with the Lord on January 25, 2018. She now rests peacefully with her beloved husband James K. Akiona Jr., her son Paul and daughter Doreen. Irene was beautiful, elegant and happy, always wearing a smile and inspiring all who knew her. Irene had hugs and kind words for everyone, she is greatly missed! Irene is a graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy c/o 1953 and retired from Hawaiian Airlines. She was also a Foster Parent for several youths. Irene was a proud Mo'i Wahine for Aloha Week Festivals in 1986 and an avid Pau Rider. She is survived by her daughter Bernadine Kaluhiwa (Roland) sons John (Nora) and Mark (Johnen) and sisters Shirley Mae Spencer and Nancy Viernes. Irene has 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Services will be held on Friday, Feb 2nd, 2018 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary with visitation 9:00 am Services 10am and Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park with lunch to follow. Aloha Attire.

Victor Cada Alagao

Posted On January 3rd, 2018 -

78, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on December 2, 2017. He was born in Bangcagan Bucay Abra, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel.
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Guillermo Alejo

Posted On January 14th, 2018 -

86, of Waipahu, died in Honolulu on December 17, 2017. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Daniel K. Aleki

Posted On January 31st, 2018 -

42, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Pali Momi Hospital on January 21, 2018. He was born in Wahiawa. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Services: 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
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Paul A. Allard

Posted On January 20th, 2018 -

93, of Ewa Beach, died in Honolulu on January 8, 2018. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation: 10:30 AM; Services: 11:30 AM on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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