March 30, 2014
George Takao Yoshida, 90, of Honolulu, a retired head mechanic at Associated Masons and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy T., sons Victor and Grant, sisters Ruth Atebara and Margaret Takamiya, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
April 12, 2014
Kazue “Stella” Yamashiro, 82, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Toshio; daughters Velma Menezes, Jo Ann Agasa, Merle Yee and Dr. Carla Yamashiro; brothers Katsuyoshi “Kadon,” Koichi, John and Masaichi Fukushima; sisters Matsuno “Lily” Katz and Sanae Matsumura; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Higashi Hongwanji Church. Services: 5 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.
April 12, 2014
Tsukasa Yamamoto, 94, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired B.E.S.T. Farms Inc. farmer, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kamuela. He is survived by wife Sachiko; sons Earl T., Bert S. and Curtis H.; daughters Charlotte M. Oshiro and Charlene K. Nakagawa; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Feb. 15, 2014
Masanobu Yagi, 91, of Hilo, a retired Waldron distributor and an Army veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jennifer, son Lawrence N., daughters Shirley F. Yamashita and Gloria N. Carlile, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.
April 5, 2014
Jan “Van” Van Den Handel, 67, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines customer service agent and Hawaii Kai Costco deli section employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Rosemont, Ill. He is survived by wife Frances “Fran”; sons Jan II, Kristian “Kaoni” and Hoku Ikaika; daughter Victoria “Vicky” Johnson; parents Cornelius and Jeanette; brothers Jim and Cornelius “Cork”; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.
April 3, 2014
Lorna S. Sumi, 66, of Kaneohe, a retired city clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Miles, sons Scott and Chad, brother Ronald Nishihara, sisters Irma Nakayama and Janette Fujino, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel, 45-815 Pookela St., Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha or casual attire.
April 18, 2014
Richard A. Silva, 71, of Hilo, retired owner of Silva’s Radio & Appliance Inc., died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carol; sons Aaron and Royden; daughters Annette Alcos, Francine Aquino and Aldene Espino; sister Mabel; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 165 E. Kawili St., Hilo, next to Hawaii Community College. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
March 27, 2014
Salvador Capa “Pat” Pagaduan, 61, of Honolulu, a former utility employee at Liliha Bakery and dishwasher at Forsato Restaurant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Elizabeth S., son Salvador Jr., daughters Roselily and Ely, brothers Wilfredo and Reynaldo, and sisters Trinidad P. Rabara, Nieves Pahed, Rosalinda P. Cacho, Lydia P. Guira, Angelita P. Peralta, Adelina P. Manangan, Amelia P. Pobrero and Virginia P. Martinez. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
April 16, 2014
Robert Gregory “Ozzie” Osborne, 54, of Kailua-Kona, a business owner and painter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by son Nicholas, daughter Cassandra, father Robert D., brother Rory and sister Tracey Miller. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at City of Refuge, Honaunau, Hawaii.
April 18, 2014
Harold Anthony Nacua, 72, of Kihei, Maui, a former Maui Vista Hotel employee and an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Tony and Kevin; daughters Deborah Cunningham, Lisa Evans and Joan Casio; brothers Kenneth, Jerry and Gary; sisters Carol Nacua and Patricia Monfils; and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Sunday at his residence in Kihei. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
March 28, 2014
Mary Kauhoanoano Mahiai, 71, of Ewa Beach, a Social Security Administration office clerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Donald Kahookano; daughters Bonnie Rae Valdez, Kimberly Ray, Robin Rose Mathias, Charmaine Crabbe and Donna Ann Evans; brothers Edward “Hinano” Werner and Jerome, John and William “Willie” Kekino; sisters Gladiola “Tida” Kekino, Gwendolyn “Piikea” Donatello, Geraldine “Kahinu” Kupa and Eastria Mokiao; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
March 28, 2014
Roland Wai Tung Lee, 63, of Mililani, a pipe fitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died at home. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by son Jordan, daughter Chelsea Yung, mother Chow-Yee, brother Jonathan, sister Rosa Lee Soo and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
March 31, 2014
Francis Moses Kuakini, 87, of Waianae, a retired MTL bus driver and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charmaine; son Cecil Hasegawa; daughters Charla Kuakini-Cabiles, and Abigail, Lorna, Ruth, Rebecca, Cecilia, Lilyann and Francine Kuakini; stepsons Oluf, Teddy and Francis Winger; stepdaughters DaveVan Francisco, Stella Naone and Momi Sonognini; brother David Ledo; 37 grandchildren; 100 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay, 85-003 Pokai Bay St., Waianae. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Waianae 442 Boat Harbor, 85-471 Farrington Highway. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
March 29, 2014
Hilda Keahukai Kaupu, 66, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by son Arthur “Aka Boy” Fennell Jr.; daughters Venamarie Naihe, Esther “Lulu” Kulukulualani and Rietta J. Kaupu-Tollefsen; brothers Harris “Black,” John “Longie” and Calvin “Son” Dudoit, and Linden, Lydel and Lanson Kaupu; sister Tammy Hokoana-Coffin; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Kaumakapili Church, Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services June 15 on Molokai. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
April 12, 2014
Mary Holokahiki Cypher Jenss, 89, of Kaneohe, a federal government customs inspector, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John; sons Ian and John; sisters Elizabeth Lau, Denise DeCosta and Wanda Remington; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
April 12, 2014
Edwin Sueo “Aku” Inouye, 93, of Pearl City, a retired self-employed worker doing business as E S Inouye Trucking, retired Pearl Country Club attendant and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by son Calvin K., daughters Janice Tanaka and Carolyn Yoshimoto, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
April 10, 2014
Robert Stephan Hines, 87, of Honolulu, a retired dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kingston, N.Y. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Sunday at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio of Hawaii Opera Theatre, St. Augustine by the Sea or Island Hospice.
March 21, 2014
Mona Cordeiro, 44, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Augsburg, Germany. She is survived by parents Glenn C. and Inge G., and brother Clifford. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.
WILLIAM BILL YANGSON Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away April 17, 2014 at Kaiser Medical Center. Born September 8, 1931 in Kohala, Hawaii. A self-employed ceramic tile Contractor. He is survived by wife, Elsie A. Yangson; sons, Rodney A. (Evelyn) Yangson, William P. Yangson; daughter, Cheryl A. Yangson; sister, Lillian Alpiche; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday 4/26 at Holy Family Church, 830 Main Street, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 9:00 a.m. Monday 4/28 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.
DONNA WELLMAN Celebration of Life April 26, 2014 1:30 pm Our Savior Lutheran Church 98-1098 Moanalua Rd, Aiea. Aloha attire is recommended.
PABLO LAEM SALVIEJO Pablo L. Salviejo died at home March 15, 2014. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii on December 30, 1924. He was a school principal in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, came to America and worked as a Senior Accountant at Kwajalein, Marshall Island and retired at Brewer Chemical in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria Salviejo, daughter Sandra (Robert) Holmes and son Sanford Salviejo (deceased), grandson Lukas Holmes and granddaughter Jana (Isaac) Pannell, and sister Elena Lucas. Visitation and services 6-9 p.m. Sunday April 27, 2014 at Mililani Memorial Mauka Chapel. Monday Apri1 28, 2014 9-10a.m. public visitation at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Mass 10:00a.m. Then burial to follow at Valley of the Temple at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be served after the burial at Wah Kung Seafood Restaurant; 1151 Mapunapuna St Hon HI (formally 99 Ranch Market) 833-0880.
PORTIA OLIVEROS-SHUKLA Age 68, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 3, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born June 8, 1945 in Cagayan, Philippines. Member of Filipino American Choir at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. She is survivor by brothers, Romulo (Carolina) Oliveros, Edralin (Elena) Oliveros, Jose (Elsie) Oliveros, Nestor (Rachel) Oliveros, Jack Oliveros, George Oliveros; sisters, Imelda (Edward) Tooey, Visitacion De La Vega, Carmencita (Rogelio) Fagarang, Ana Lyn Oliveros. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (April 28) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; (1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
FRANCISCO AGARPAO DOMINGO Age 59, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 29, 2014 in Aiea. Born October 4, 1954 in Barangay 10, Nayporta, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Nora Domingo; daughter, Rachel (Justin) Sambrano; sons, Earl Domingo, Francisco Domingo, Jr.; brothers, Rudy (Carlina) Domingo, Modesto Domingo, Joseph Domingo, Zarex Domingo; sisters, Natividad (Juan) Atienza, Isabel (Predito) Ganotisi, Trinidad (Ceasar) Bagasol, Carmen (Alfonso) Gozzip, Irene (Elmo) Carillo, Shirly (Edgardo) Pobre; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 29) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
DR. ROBERT DAY KEMBLE Age 91, of Honolulu, HI, passed away peacefully at home on April 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife Lois Salter Kemble; his sister Jean A. Kemble; his children Dr. Stephen B. Kemble, Brian S. Kemble, David B. Kemble, Marcia J. Kemble, and Dr. Janet K. Onopa; grand- children Dr. Sarah Kemble- Verhoef, Dr. Anne S. Kemble, Dr. Ryder K. Onopa, and Alexander K. Onopa; and great granddaughter Gabrielle N. Verhoef. Dr. Kemble was born July 31, 1922 in Boston. He served in the U.S. Army-Air Force in WW II, and earned his B.A. at Harvard College and his M.D. at Tufts Medical School. He trained in psychiatry at the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, and then moved to Hawaii in 1957. He took a position as director of the Women’s Service at the Territorial Hospital, soon to become Hawaii State Hospital when Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959. After a few years at the hospital he started his private practice of psychiatry in Honolulu. He believed passionately in the value and dignity of every individual, regardless of social status or mental illness, and he had a career-long interest in treating the seriously mentally ill. Dr. Kemble also had a lifelong interest in narrow-gauge steam locomotives and antique cars, and he was a founding member of the Hawaiian Railway Society. Services will be private. No flowers, please. Donations in Dr. Kemble’s memory may be sent to the Hawaiian Railway Society.
MINNIE WONG LIU Farrington High School Teacher Minnie Wong Liu of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on March 2, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born in Honolulu on May 21, 1915, and moved with her family to Kauai soon after. She returned to Honolulu to attend Central Intermediate and McKinley High School. Minnie furthered her education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree followed by a Teaching Certificate a year later. Minnie started her teaching career at Makaweli School on Kauai, then at Waianae and finally ending up at Farrington High School where her teaching career spanned 4 decades. It was at Farrington where she met her future husband and fellow teacher, Herbert Liu. Minnie devoted her time and energy to serve the Kapalama School Cub Scouts, Kalihi Union Church Troop 39 Boy Scouts and the Kalakaua Lions Club. She was a big fan of the UH Football program and would attend many of the mainland road games during her retirement years when she and Herbert had what they considered the perfect retirement job – travel agents. They traveled all over the U.S. mainland, Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe. Minnie and Herbert were active members of the Moanalua Senior Citizens Club and Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church. Minnie joined the Kalihi Union Church Joy Fellowship for Seniors soon after Herbert’s passing in 2006. Minnie was also a member of the Honolulu Country Club in Salt Lake and could be seen there several times a month hosting lunch and dinner get togethers for family and friends. Minnie is survived by sons Walton (Nelly) Liu of Honolulu, Crocker (Charlene) Liu of New York, grandsons Graam, Makana and Kupono, as well as by brothers Robert Wong, Alvin Wong and Cyrus Wong; sisters Vivian Eng, Stella Ching and Ruby Siu. Celebration of Life Services for Minnie will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at First Assembly of God, Red Hill (next to Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center). Visitation starting at 11 a.m. with service to follow at 12:30 p.m.
RUSSELL A. FRASER Russell A. Fraser, of Honolulu, passed away March 10, 2014 at Queens Hospital. Navy veteran. Dartmouth A.B., 1947; Harvard PhD., 1950. A true man of letters (author/editor of 20 books), master teacher, and University administratorhe will be missed. Survived by his wife, Mary Zwiep, and family. Memorial service and luncheon to be held at the Honolulu Elks Lodge, 2933 Kalakaua Ave., at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 27. A complete obituary appeared in this paper April 13, 2014.
RETIRED DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII MANOA Robert S. Hines former Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at U of H at Manoa passed away on Thursday April 10, 2014 at home under the care of Island Hospice. He retired from the University in 1994 as Professor Emeritus in Music. Professor Hines was the son of the late Harry R. Hines and Gertrude Paine Hines of Kingston, NY. He was predeceased by his loving wife of fifty six years, Germaine in May of 2006. He is survived by a niece on his side of the family and nieces and nephews on his late wife’s side of the family. He developed a love of music in High School that continued throughout his life. He learned to play the sax, piano and clarinet and organized several bands in school and in the navy during World War II. Atter being dIscharged from the Navy Sea Bees in 1946, he auditioned and was accepted to The Julliard School. Following graduation in 1952, he accepted a position as Director of Choral Activities for the General Motors Corporation in Detroit. At the same time, he went back to school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and attained a Masters in Music. Professor Hines had a long and illustrious career as an educator, composer, choral arranger and author: Between 1957 and 1972, he was employed as Professor of Music and Choral Activities at Southern Illinois University, Wichita State University and the University of Miami. In the Fall of 1972, he began a long and satisfying career at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His career at the University spanned 22 years. He held positions as Professor of Music, Chairman of the Music Department; Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences; Acting Dean and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. By his own admission Professor Hines was first and foremost an educator. He loved being in the classroom and teaching. He recognized that to succeed in the field of choral music, it was absolutely necessary to be there when students rehearsed and performed. He is remembered fondly by many of his former students. His contributions to the world of music have been remarkable and will continue through his published works. He published six books as well as articles for both “The Choral Journal” and the Symposium. He also published two major arrangements for chorus and orchestra plus over 250 shorter works for choral ensembles. Pretty amazing. Professor Hines maintained memberships in numerous Professional Associations. He also served on several Board of Directors that funded the arts. The most recent being the “Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, Inc.” As an Orvis Board member, his responsibility was to recommend organizations in the State of Hawaii for funding. Benficaries include but are not limited to: the U of H, HOT: Public Radio and the Honolulu Museum of Art. He was also a philanthropist who personally donated generously to the church of the Holy Cross in Kingston, NY, Julliard, HOT, St. Augustine by the Sea and many other local and national organizations. A celebration of life service will be held at Orvis Auditorium at University of Hawaii on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. Consistent with Professor Hines’s wishes: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the followiing: Mae Z Orvis Opera Studio of HOT- Robert Hines; St. Augustine by the Sea – In Memory of Robert and Germaine Hines and Island Hospice. Aloha Uncle this has been difficult to write you were well loved by all you touched. – Your loving niece, Judith