JEAN CHARLOTTA AVERY Jean Charlotta Avery, 92, passed away January 4, 2015. She was a resident of Hawaii since 1949. Jean was born in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 1947 with a masters degree in Social Work. She retired from the State of Hawaii, Dept of Health after 25 years of service. Jean was an avid surfer in her youth and long time hiker and member of Hawaii Trail and Mountain Club. Jean is survived by her children Michael E. Whaley (Mary Ann) and Charmaine Nalani Merrill, Grandchildren, Scott Alika Whaley (Stephanie), Michael Keoni Whaley, Steven Whaley, Kainani J. Merrill and great-grandchildren Keahi Whaley and Adrian Keauikeanu Merrill.
GEORGE KIYOSHI IKEDA Age 74, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 2, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 13, 1940 in Hilo, HI. He was an electrician for Wasa Electrical. He is survived by wife, Jane Kiyo Ikeda; sons, Henry Ikeda, Kevin (Earleen) Ikeda; daughter, Georlene (Nukuna) Chong; sister, Audrey (Charlie) Tom; 5 grand- children; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Mar. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Mar. 7) at Mililani Memorial Park.
CAMERON SCOTT SMITH Cameron, age 50, suffered an untimely death in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 5, 2015. Cam waged a lifelong battle with reoccurring cancer; and suffered a debilitating stroke in 2007, from which he made a valiant effort to recover. Cameron resided in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the past several years, where he enjoyed the natural beauty and tranquility of peaceful Island life. He spent his childhood years in Riverside, and was affectionately known as "Cami" or "Bambi" to immediate family members, both nicknames that reflected his kind, easy-going nature and love of animals. Cameron ultimately moved to the State of Nebraska, where he married and shared in rearing four beautiful children; his family was "the light of his life." Cam attended college in Nebraska, where he earned degrees with a double major in Business Administration and Professional Studies. He was an accomplished entrepreneur and in 1990, opened "Silkwood International", a small business investment venture, along with the "Silkwood Horse Stables." Cameron is survived by his mother, Mary Janet Weathers of Riverside, California, and pre-deceased by his father, Harold Roy Smith of Alexandria, Louisiana; his father's wife and step-mother, Yvonne Smith of Louisiana; three adult sons--Daniel Scott Smith (wife Megan), Adam Steven Smith (wife Natalie), and Kenneth Cameron Smith (wife Laura); one daughter-- Kellee Chaya (Smith) Garza; and four grandchildren--Nathan, Caitlin, Dylan and Sadie, all of Nebraska; two brothers--Michael Roy Smith of Orange County, CA, and Christian Ray Smith of Riverside, CA; one sister, Cheryl Lyn Smith-Winberry and husband Larry, of Michigan. Additional siblings include two half-brothers--Aaron and Anthon Smith of Louisiana. Cameron will be interred at "Olivewood Memorial Park", Riverside, CA; services pending. "Rest in peace, my beloved son; we dearly miss you and look forward to being with you again, one day"--
FELISA FELING F. TANAP Age 90, from Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 21, 2014 in the Philippines. Born October 6, 1924 in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Federico (Luningning) Tanap, Celso Tanap, Jaime (Delia) Tanap, Melchor (Rosemarie) Tanap; daughters, Mercidita (Ricardo) Mangrobang, Estrella (Gilbert) Rabago, Nanette (Sonny) Cortez, Vilma (Danny) Miguel; 17 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Private services were held.
BENJAMIN KEAWE BEEP AHUNA Age 85, from Ewa, HI, passed away January 22, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 2, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. A retired truck driver from Sperry Corporation. Preceded in death by daughters Laurene Lauaeomakana Vidal and Ethel Lynn Kalakona Ahuna. He was the son of Julia Hiapo and John Ahuna. He is survived by sons, Martin Ahuna, Clifford (Gemma) Ahuna; daughters, Gaelic Kahala Saez, Leah Iolani (Derek) Benz; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grand- children; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Friday, Mar. 6 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
FRANCIS MCMILLEN Francis McMillen of Mililani and Kaneohe, passed away in early February 2015 in Pearl City, HI. His memorial service will be on Sunday, March 15, 2015, Makai Chapel, Mililani Memorial Park; visitation 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., service and lunch to follow. He was born in 1925 in Honolulu to Abbie Kunane and Frank McMillen. He is survived by daughters Joan Tanner, Georgia McMillen (Larry McCarty), Martha Grant, four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and former colleagues. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Rosemarie nï¿½e Oliveira (Sacred Hearts `44), his parents and siblings Kanoelani O`Connor, Belden Palea McMillen, Moana Weaver. He was a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam; retired state employee and former member and chair of the Board of Education. Francis loved golf, Hawaiian music and history, family genealogy and Kamehameha Schools (`45). Aloha/casual attire. Flowers welcome.
ALFRED "AL" TAGUPA Alfred "Al" Tagupa, of Kaneohe, HI, age 90, passed away Feb. 9th 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Predeceased by his wife, Mary-Glennie Ululani Andrews, Al is survived by his son, Kimo Tagupa (Francine) and his daughter Mary-Glennie Marriott (Nolan Kashima). His surviving siblings include brothers David (Leona), Francis (Esther) and Steven (Leilani) Tagupa; sisters "Sing" (Robert) Ford, "Tiva" (Mike) Gonsalves, and Leilani (Jimmy) Johnson; sister-in-law Gyneve "Neva" Andrews (Donald) Wong; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Al was born in Lahaina, Maui on Oct. 25, 1924, the fourth of fifteen children of Filomeno and Emma (Kawawa) Tagupa. He is also preceded in death by brothers; Clement, Vincent (Kimi), John (Luz), Filomeno "Sonny" (Avon), Jimmy (Nevi) and Peter (Patricia) Tagupa and sisters, "Agri" (Bill) Cavaco, Rose Tseu, and May Blackman. Al's distinguished Federal service career spanned forty-eight years, from 1942 until 1990. He served in the south Pacific from 1945 until 1947 with the United States Marine Corp. From 1947 until 1950 he served in the Marine Reserves. At the beginning of the Korean War, was recalled to active duty, June 1950, serving with the Marine Corp First Division. He was at the forefront during the drive to the Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Al was severely wounded and airlifted out of Hagu-Ru, Korea, to Japan and awarded the Purple Heart. He continued to serve with the Marines until August 1955. That same year Al enlisted in the United States Air Force as a fuels specialist serving throughout his career at Hickam AF Base, Johnston Atoll, Clark AF Base, Philippines and Cam Ranh AF Base, South Vietnam. He retired in 1974 from the U S Air Force as MSGT. He then began his Civil Service career in 1974 as Fuel Distribution Sys. Operation Foreman. After achieving numerous military and Federal commendations and awards, he retired in 1990. Al and his wife, Mary-Glennie, spent their retirement years doing voluntary work and traveling. He was a long-time member of the Waikiki Elks Club and Aloha Shriners. He was a proud member of the "Chosin Few", an exclusive group of retired military personnel who had participated in the historic Chosin Reservoir Campaign. He left a legacy of humility, humor, compassion and generosity for his family and friends and will be sorely missed. Services: Friday March 13, 2015, Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel in Kaneohe. Visitation from 10:00 am to 12 pm. Service 12 noon to 1:00 pm. Committal Service with Military Honors at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery immediately following.
Danielle Corie Lapenia Kaimikaua May 24, 1963 - February 17, 2015 Danielle Corrie Lapenia Kaimikaua born on May 24, 1963 at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, a woman of grace and gentle spirit, died peacefully at home on February 17, 2015 surrounded with music, love, compassion and affection from her Ohana. Her hard long exasperating battle with cervical cancer was finally over and she never once complained; now she's pain free and in the arms of our Lord. Corie is survived by her loving devoted husband and caregiver, William Kaimikaua and her son Jordan Kealii Soto, a senior at Kahuku High School. She is also survived by her parents Inocencio "Sonny" and Shirley Lapenia, brothers, Kevin (Paloma), Sonny (Michelle), Donald (Beth), sister Shawna (Kainoa) Lapenia and grandmother, Sally Ramos. Their love and support knew no bounds. Corie began her elementary education at St. John the Baptist in Kalihi (K-8 grade), Moanalua High School (9-12th) and at the University of Hawaii. She loved sports and excelled in basketball and volleyball, leaving her mark in St. John the Baptist and Moanalua High school sports program. She was very athletic and loved the outdoors - surfing, hiking, biking, working out and even dragon boat racing until her illness prevented her from doing the things she loved. It was at the LA Times in California that Corie got her first taste in newspaper retail sales advertising. After LA Times, she moved to Texas and worked at the Houston Chronicle for several years and then moved back to Honolulu and landed a job at the Honolulu Advertiser. She went to the Star Bulletin for a short time but returned to the Advertiser, her last place of employment in Honolulu before relocating to Chattanooga, Tennessee and joined forces with several Hawaii transplants at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Corie's work ethics was unsurpassed and was well liked by not just her co-workers but by all those that come to know her throughout her professional career and as far back as her elementary, high school and college days. Her communication skills and product knowledge gave her an advantage to excel in her profession. Corie had a "no fear" attitude, meeting challenges head on - breaking down barriers was her specialty. She will be remembered as being the life of the party with a never-ending sense of humor and when she and her siblings got together, listening to their exchanges would often leave others in stitches. She was a very caring, compassionate and generous person always putting others ahead of herself. Quick to make friends, Corie, with her infectious smile, showed a genuine interest in the people she met. Corie's life story is a tribute to how a person with dignity, character, courage, respect, compassion, generosity, love for fellow human beings and fear of God ought to liveshe left a void that will be difficult to fill. Our loss is heaven's gain - her spirit will live on forever. We thank the countless families, friends and co-workers who showed an outpouring of love and support to Corie during her illness. She enjoyed your visits, phone calls, texts and emails. God bless you all. We love you Corie Celebration of life: Monday, March 9th Nu'uanu Cemetery and Mortuary 2233 Nu'uanu Ave. Visitation - 4:30pm Service - 6pm
SYLVIA LORETTA (JOBES) TREPTE Sylvia Loretta (Jobes) Trepte was born on October 30, 1943 in Waialua, Oahu to parents Emily (Rocha) and Robert Jobes. She attended Saint Michael School, Saint Francis High School and the University of San Diego. She graduated from Chaminade University with a degree in education. Sylvia dedicated her life to teaching in both the public and private sectors. She taught at Cathedral School, Saint Michael School, Iliahi Elementary, and Our Lady of Sorrows. She was one of the founders of Ho'ala School in Wahiawa where she served as both teacher and administrator. Upon retirement, she searched for continued ways to work with kids. She became a substitute teacher at Waialua Elementary and an instructor for PSI Seminars children's courses. When she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012, she elected to participate in the Willed Body Program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Even after her passing on December 17, she continues her life-long missions to serve and educate. Sylvia and her husband, Paul, have three children and six grandchildren: son Gary (Christa) Trepte and grandson Alec of Sherwood, Oregon; daughter Tiffany (Sean) Eason and grandsons Kyle and Brennan of Waialua, Oahu; daughter Crystal (Stephen) Parry of Seattle, Washington and grandchildren Nina, Ava, and Aiden. Sylvia's surviving siblings are Catherine Lomasney of Arcadia, California and Michael (Laura) Jobes of Kamuela, Hawaii. Her brother, Robert Jobes, preceded her in death. Sylvia always put other people's needs before her own. She saw the greatness in people around her and looked for the positives in all situations. She had a vision for a peaceful world and worked to help realize it in all she did. She was patient, kind, and generous. She was a loving wife, nurturing mother, and devoted grandmother. Her family was everything to her, and we miss her tremendously. Celebration of Life will be held at the Waialua United Church of Christ on March 7, 2015. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Program will begin at 10:45. Lunch to follow. No flowers, please.
KIYONO F. KAWABATA Age 91 of Honolulu, passed away Feb. 15, 2015 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Kalopa, Hawaii. Survived by sons, Albert, Claude; daughters, Lois Sismar, June Nakamasu; 12 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; brother, Clancy Fuchigami; Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday March 7, 2015 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m.; Cremation to follow; No Flowers. Casual attire.
JOSEPH LEIONAONA HOSEA JOE 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away January 30, 2015. Born July 3, 1933 in Kealakekua, Hawaii. A proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by sons, Joseph (Cheryl) Hosea, Jr. and Jay (Leona) Hosea. Daughters, Joette "Kalei" (George) Hilo, Jamie "Girlie" (Derek) Mahaulu, Kelli Keawe (Stephen), Octavia "Honeygirl" Bunker. Step-children, Carinthia, Wallette and Lance. Brother, Harry Hose, Sisters, Mildred Alana, Louise Nawatani, Vivian Krzyska. 30 grandchild- ren, 32 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, and nephews. Visitation 9:00-10:00 a.m. Friday, March 6, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; Burial 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire.
IGNACIO ANDY PAGADUAN Ignacio "Andy" Pagaduan, 83, died quietly at home on February 10, 2015. Born June 4, 1931 in Kilauea, Kauai, he was a bartender at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel before he retired from the City & County of Honolulu Refuse Department. He will be missed by his wife of 63 years, Julia "Amoy" Pagaduan, brother Pablo, sister Rosaline "Sally" Talon, sons Craig & Curtis and daughters Celeste Dzigas & Catherine Pagaduan. Andy had 11grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. "Aloha" services scheduled for Thursday, March 5 from 11am to 2pm at Borthwick Mortuary; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences at borthwickoahu.com.