Archive for May 21st, 2018


Posted On May 21st, 2018 -

83, of Pearl City, a retired S&M Sakamoto Heavy Equipment Mechanic and a US Army veteran, passed away April 12, 2018 in Pearl City. He was born in Waianae. Survived by Stepson, Michael Ito. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Gerhard Frohlich

Posted On May 21st, 2018 -

Gerhard FrohlichPassed away peacefully at age 78 on May 14, 2018. Gerhard was born in Halberstadt, Germany. His family immigrated to the United States, settling in Iowa when he was 17 years old. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He joined the University of Hawaii Department of European Languages after his graduation as an assistant professor. He spoke German and French. After several years at the University of Hawaii, he decided to enter law school at the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall. Gerhard returned to Hawaii and entered private practice. In 1983 he joined the Damon Key Kupchuk Law Firm, making partner a few years later. For the last 15 years of his career in law he concentrated on Immigration Law. He became one of the top Immigration attorneys in Hawaii. He was an all around sports man. At a young age in Germany, he was a part of the gymnastic team for his family church. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, ice skating, diving, rock climbing, hang gliding, roller blading, golfing, and was a three time Honolulu marathon runner. But many of his friends remember him as a tennis player. He belonged to a HTPA league and his team went to compete nationally on the mainland several times to represent Hawaii. In the year 2008 the team won a National Championship title. Gerhard is survived by his wife, Hisako Frohlich, a daughter, Ingrid Cherry, and a granddaughter, Isabella Maurtua. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. Friday May 25, 2018, at the Oahu Country Club. Service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Gerhard Frohlich Memorial Scholarship at the UC Berkeley Boalt Hall. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC


Posted On May 21st, 2018 -

12/02/1940 03/30/2018 A loving and caring husband, brother and uncle, Kenneth Akio Koga, 77, passed away at home on March 30, 2018. He was born in Waialua. An active member of Haleiwa Jodo Mission, he volunteered tirelessly with church projects. 'Let It Ride' was a favorite game during Las Vegas trips. Kenneth was a jack-of- all-trades and master of ALL! He retired as a mechanic with Aloha Airlines. Survived by beloved wife, Inez; brother Donald (Carol) Koga; sister Barbara Koga; sister-in-law Josephine Koga. Uncle Akio/Uncle Kenny to 16 nieces/nephews, 25 grandnieces/nephews, 8 great- grandnieces/nephews. He doted on them generously and lovingly. He will be missed by family and friends. Private services were held. Please no monetary offerings.

Richard Satoshi Sewake

Posted On May 21st, 2018 -

87, of Wahiawa, Hawai'i, died in Wahiawa on April 22, 2018. He was born in Kohala and worked as a stockbroker and federal agriculture inspector. Survived by wife, Lauretta; sons Kelvin (Dana) and Colin (Keiko); six grandchildren, Angelica, Bianca, Roxanne, Aaron, Mizuki, Yoshiaki; one great grandchild, Sebastian; siblings, William Sewake and Chieko (Tonai). Services will be held on May 25, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Service: 7:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire.

Emi Tasaka

Posted On May 21st, 2018 -

77, passed peacefully on May 7, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Howard; son, Guy; 2 grandchildren; sister, Sherry Nakai. She will be truly missed. Condolences may be sent to: Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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