Archive for June 3rd, 2018

Joan C. Moriyama

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Joan C. MoriyamaAge 93, passed away on May 11, 2018 in Honolulu. Born in Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii. Retired State of Hawaii Land Commissioner's Executive Secretary. She participated in the Paranku Clubs of Hawaii and was a member of Okinawan Hui Makaala Club and past officer of Haebaru Club. She is predeceased by her husband Howard. Survived by her brother Paul Kaneshiro and sister Karen Otaguro and her husband Thomas, and nephews Clyde, Curtis, Glenn, Thomas Jr. and his wife Lynn, and grandniece Caitlyn, and by nephews Milton and Lance Kobayashi. Services will be held on Monday, June 11th at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation 5:00 pm, Service 6:00 pm. Casual attire, no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Fujio Nakahara

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98, of Honolulu, passed away on May 20, 2018. Born in Papaikou, Hawaii, he retired as owner of Auto Electric Service. He was a member of Company B 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. Preceded in death by wife, Elaine, he is survived by his son, Carl (Stephanie) Nakahara; daughter, Karen Shinmoto and four grand- children. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Amanda Louise Pinet Okazaki

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31, born in Bethel, Alaska. Survived by father, Scott Okazaki; mother, Mary Louise Gregory; son, Sean Pinet; grandparents, Robert and Alice Okazaki. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Shiro Osumi

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70, of Honolulu passed away on April 26, 2018 in Honolulu. He was born in HIroshima, Japan. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; brother, Katsuto and sister, Eiko Kawamura. Service was held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Juan (John) Sampaya PASCUA, JR.

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Juan (John) Sampaya PASCUA, JR.AKA "PUGGY" Age 75 of Kalihi, passed away in Kahalu'u on Thursday May 10, 2018. He was born on December 21, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He was a Retired Superintendent for Hawaiian Dredging Construction, a graduate of Wallace Rider Farrington High School Class of 1960 and Senior Grand Master of the 9th degree of the KAJUKENBO Self Defense Institute. He is survived by his wife, Adeline Mary, their children, Lisa Ann (Julio) Segundo, Jana (Roger) Baniaga, and Jonah Pascua. Grandchildren, Jantina Keala and Jamin Segundo, John Roger and Zane Baniaga. Great Grandchildren, Kilinahe and Kai'olu Aki, Leia and Marlee Baniaga. Siblings, Stanley (Jane) Pascua, Linda (Gilbert) Ikeda, Stephanie and Stephen Zampaga. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m.; Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Full Obituary, fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Pascua family may be shared at www.BorthwickOahu.com

Elsie Mary Keonaona Popelack

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81, of Beaverton, Oregon, died on April 26, 2018 in Tualatin, Oregon. She was born on June 10, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. Celebration of Life: 5-10pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at The Frank Estate, Tigard, Oregon. Scattering of ashes at a later date.
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Romeo Salinas Raneses, Jr.

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59, of Mililani, HI, died in Mililani on May 5, 2018. He was born in Bicol, Philippines. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Raynette Leialoha Saito

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67, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 8, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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“Jose” Wilson Ibarra Salcedo

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64, of Waipahu, HI, died in Honolulu on April 3, 2018. He was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Inocensia “Cynthia” Sao

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Inocensia Inocensia "Cynthia" Sao, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at home in Waipahu on May 12, 2018. She was born in Waipahu on October 9, 1932. Cynthia worked 27 years for the Hickam Air Force Exchange Service and retired with numerous awards in 1993. She loved to dance and especially embraced dancing hula. While living in Japan when Hawaii became a State in 1959, her passion for hula was highlighted when she was invited to a celebration in Japan and danced solo for Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko . Cynthia enjoyed jogging and bowling in which over the years she collected a showcase of trophies. She found pleasure in baking desserts for her family & friends to enjoy. She spent many enjoyable & fun days with the grandchildren & great grandchildren teaching them Hawaiian and English songs and Christmas Caroles in Hawaiian. She had composed a few songs of her own. She got a kick out of taking them to the park to teach & play sports with them. Cynthia loved traveling to Las Vegas with her husband during the years of 1975~2018. Cynthia is survived by her husband Abelardo "Steve" Sao; Daughters: Stephanie Woods of West Virginia, Alexis Sao, Scarlet Reardon, and Marlo Meadows; Sons: Irving Pavo, and Kevin Sao of Phoenix, Arizona; Sister: Josephine Doyle of Eureka, Montana & Brother: Fredrick Abordo; 15 Grandchildren; 37 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Viewing: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Inurnment will be at 2:00 p.m. on June 14, 2018 at the National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific at Punchbowl. Hawaiian Attire.

Inocensia “Cynthia” Sao

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85, of Waipahu, HI, died in Waipahu on May 12, 2018. She was born in Waipahu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 at National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific, Punchbowl.
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Salvador Solidum, “Sonny”

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Salvador Solidum, SALVADOR SOLIDUM, SONNY A free spirited adventurer, independent sojourner, and expert in Aikido went home to our Father at the tender age of 87 on May 7, 2018 at Wahiawa General Long-Term Care Facility leaving behind a legacy of loving-goodness and unconditional generosity to his family. An unwavering patriot and a member of the Brotherhood - St. Louis College Class of 1948 he enlisted after graduation and was assigned to the U.S. Army 34th Division of Photomapping at the height of the Korean Conflict. Upon separation he enrolled in the University of Wyoming where he received his Baccalaureate degree in geology which coupled with his vast mapping military experience garnered him a position at the U.S. Department of Interior Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA where he retired from the agency's Branch of Geometronics. He traveled across the U.S. creating, charting, and modifying government topography maps which is used today. He returned to Hawaii in 2015 after the demise of his sister, Georgia and lived with his younger sister, Evelyn, until his passing. Sonny is preceded in death by his parents, Narcisso and Sergia Yabo Solidum, his sister Georgia DeRego, and his brother, Florentino Solidum. He is survived by his brothers, James and Elmer Solidum and his sister Evelyn Au. He is also survived by his nephews Arlin, Nathan, and Tobi Solidum, Bobby, Clevis, and Tom DeRego, Elmer, Jr., Roma, Louis, and Kawika Solidum, Michael Richards, Emory and Eric Au; his nieces Kamomi Solidum, Debra DeRego Chauvel, Roxanne Solidum Bruhn, Elisa Solidum Kacir, Yasuko Solidum, Erin Au Martin and his many Pacarro, Suan, and Oliva cousins. VISITATION 6:00 PM AT ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2747 PALI HWY ON JUNE 8, 2018 WITH MASS AT 7:00 PM. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Bren Akira Sugimoto

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20, of Honolulu passed away in March in California while attending the University of Santa Monica. A 2016 Punahou School graduate, Bren loved art and will be remembered for his compassion, caring heart and dedication to his family and friends. Predeceased by his father Lance, he is survived by his mother Carie and brother. A Celebration of Life will be held at Thurston Memorial Chapel at Punahou School on Saturday, June 23. Visitation 12:45pm followed by a service at 2:00pm. Please, no flowers.

Alvin “Toku” Kenichi Tokuno

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ALVIN TOKU KENICHI TOKUNO 71, of Aiea, a retired industrial arts teacher at Wahiawa Intermediate School, passed away on May 3, 2018 at Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by his wife, Janice; son, Paul (Jaclyn); daughter, Laurie Ann Tokuno; brother, Gerald; and by four grandchildren. Visitation is at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Sally Veronica Visaya

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75, of Hilo, died in Hilo, Hawaii on May 12, 2018. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. Visitation: 4 p.m.; Service at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Urn commital at a later date
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George “Keoki” M. Waialeale

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70, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on March 29, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5pm Services: 6pm on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Inurnment: 1pm on Friday, June 15 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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Richard Cosmer Waldron

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Richard Cosmer Waldron RICHARD COSMER WALDRON 87, beloved husband and father and long time Port Angeles resident, passed away on May 17, 2018, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dick is survived by his wife, Nelda Neuffer, children: Carol Christina Geiger, Kathryn Laura Chambers (Paul), Maggie Villa (Olivier), Carlton Richard Waldron (Carol), step-children: George Alfred Neuffer, Gregg Lawrence Neuffer, Nancy Carol Neuffer, and Gerald Christopher Neuffer, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dick was born on June 19, 1930, in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in engineering. He retired from Boeing in 1995 and moved to Port Angeles where he enjoyed golfing, caring for his home, and making new friends. After their marriage in 2005, Dick and Nelda split their time between Honolulu and Port Angeles. Dick passed away after a long and valiant struggle against kidney disease. A private memorial service was held in Honolulu. The family encourages those who wish to commemorate him to make a donation in his name to the National Kidney Foundation, Hawaii.

Philip Gabrillo Wallace

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38, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 21, 2018. He was born in Olongapo, Philippines. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Services: 11:00 a.m on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Rudolph Carl Wassman III

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RUDOLPH CARL WASSMAN III Rudolph Carl Wassman III passed away in Queensland Australia, January 1, 2018 at age 90. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his meritorious achievement in development of the Pineapple industry in Australia through his 50+ year career as the Chief Horticulturist at Golden Circle Cannery. A '44 graduate of Roosevelt High School, he worked for Dole on Oahu and Lanai after serving in the Army and graduating from the University of Hawaii. Survived by wife Eva Mae (Boss); children: Carl, Scott and Lisa Lurie; sister, Patricia Wassman Christian; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Private Services.

William “Willy” T. Watanabe

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71, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on May 21, 2018. He was born on October 24, 1946 in Wailuku. Visitiation: 4:00 p.m.; Service: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Nakamura Mortuary.
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Kenneth Clarence Williams

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93, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on Monday, May 28, 2018. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Private Services.
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Josephine “Josie” Callahan Woll

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Josephine 77, passed away on May 17th after a long illness in Honolulu. She was born on March 29, 1941 in Vald'or, Quebec, Canada to parents Joseph Callahan and Margaret Sutherland (dec). After graduating high school at age 16, Josie pursued a nursing career at St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Toronto graduating in 1961. She worked as a nurse in California, New York and eventually Hawaii where she met and married the love of her life, David Woll, who predeceased her. She is survived by sons: Jason (Rovette), Kieran (Brenda), and daughter Cassilly; grandchildren: Christian, Raquel, David, Kevin, Donna, Donnie, Stephanie and Stephen; great-grandchildren: Serina, Brooke, Ben, Blake and Brody. Her brothers; Jim (Sherry), Ken (Shirley) Callahan and sister Jackie (Bernie) Goyetche of Canada. In addition to her predeceased husband David, Josie was predeceased by her brother Tommy. Nieces and nephews Mary (Brian) and John, Lynn (Stewart) and Vicki (Martin), Christopher, Christina (Greg) and Charles, Patrick and Ryan Callahan. Sister-in laws Elizabeth and Barbara (Hans), brother- in-laws Ed (Dorie) and John (Doris) Woll. Nieces and nephews Daniel (Emily), Hans (Louise), Judy (Marc), Lauren (Darrin), Andrew (Natalie), Jenny (Kris) and Mary (Ed). She is also survived by numerous grandnephews and nieces and a large extended ohana including Nicki Klock and Kristi Ramia. Josie will be missed by the Iijima family, many friends and former colleagues. After the birth of her daughter with special health care needs, she learned to advocate and improve the healthcare system for other children and their families. Her daughter was enrolled in the early intervention program at the Sultan Easter Seals in Honolulu where Josie volunteered. Upon the retirement of the director, Setsu Furuno, she was asked to fill the position where she worked for 25 years. During the early 1990's, she co-founded with her friends Polly Arango and Julie Beckett, Family Voices, a national grassroots organization working on behalf of children with special heath care needs and their families. Josie was instrumental in establishing a Family Voices chapter in every state which recently expanded to the American territories. She also served on the Hawaii Developmental Disabilities Council for many years. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pat and Bruce Larson, Georgia Cicmil, Valery O'Brien, Bob and Jean Johnson, Bev Muller of Honolulu and Julie Beckett from Cedar Rapids, Iowa for their assistance and caregiving during Josie's long illness. VISITATION 9-10 A.M., SATURDAY, JUNE 9, AT STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH, 4470 ALIIKOA STREET. MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED AT 10 A.M. WITH A RECEPTION TO FOLLOW. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, FAMILY ASKS THAT DONATIONS BE MADE IN JOSIE'S NAME TO EITHER FAMILY VOICES OR SPECIAL OLYMPICS HAWAII. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary

ALBERTA HELEN “COOKIE” WONG

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ALBERTA HELEN Passed peacefully at her home on April 19, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, grew up in Palolo Valley and later lived in Village Park. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grand- mother, Cookie was soft spoken, possessed a beautiful smile, and had a deep love for her everyone in her family. She worked at Sacred Hearts Academy, HonFed, and the Top of Waikiki. Alberta is survived by her husband, Carl; sister Theresa (Kenneth) Dutro; brothers Albert Jr., Anthony and Robin Milarii; daughter Cheryl Ann (Calvin) Collins; sons Conrad James (Maxine) and Christopher John (Melissa) Wong; daughter-in-law Yvonne Lindo; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be held on June 14, 2018 at the Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation: 09:00 - 10:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

MIEKO YONESHIGE, “RUTH”

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MIEKO YONESHIGE, RUTH 96, of Honolulu, a retired Holiday Jewelers sales clerk passed away in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Karl K. (Colleen) Yoneshige; grandchildren, Deena, Ryan, Jared, Sean and Melissa; great grandchildren, Curran, Ella, Rylen and Reina; brothers, Edward Hayashi and Harry Hayashi. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. Saturday June 9, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Nancy Haruko Zaha

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96, of Honolulu passed away on March 30, 2018. Co-owner of Teruya's Restaurant. She is survived by daughters; Janice (Paul) Nakama, Marilyn (Leo) Benedito; sister, June (Thomas) Suzuki and brother, Lawrence (Alma) Teruya; 4 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Stanley; son, Myron and daughter-in-law, Kyoko. Services will be held at 11 a.m. June 9, 2018 (Saturday) @ Hosoi Garden Mortuary; visitation 10 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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