June 12, 2016
Henry K.Y. “Hank” Young, 88, of Honolulu, a retired federal government business office representative and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dennis K.K.; daughter Donna K.L. Torres; brother Kenneth; sisters Sonia Low, Carolyn Ng and Vivian Tavares; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. June 29 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
May 21, 2016
Leianne Roslyn Weaver, also known as Leianne R. Mafi, 71, of Waimanalo, a retired Crazy Shirts executive secretary and former Emjay’s cashier, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Roslyn Brown, Charla Anne Jones, Joey Keahiolalo and Veisinia “Hoku” Cortes; companion Aleki Mafi; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. June 30 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Private burial. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
June 11, 2016
Leo Odon Vendiola, 87, of Honolulu, a Catholic brother, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brothers Arsenio, Joseph, Bobby, Lloyd and Walter; and sisters Mercedes Barbosa, Felisa Miner and Marilyn and Myrna. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 27 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, P.O. Box 1365, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.
June 17, 2016
Hitoshi Sakoda, 82, of Hilo, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. retiree and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shirley; daughters Lori Tanaka, Gail Fox and Sandra Aguiar; sister Hatsumi Kondo; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. June 29 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
June 13, 2016
Norma Lui Rosa, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Queen’s Medical Center clerical employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence Jr. and Bryant, daughters Lola Cleveland and Stephanie Ellsworth, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 29 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
June 11, 2016
Felisa Torres Meyer, 85, of Santa Clara, Calif., died in Santa Clara. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Larry Galanta, daughters Nita and Lisa, brothers Albert and Nathan Galanta, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held in Santa Clara. Scattering of ashes to be held on Kauai. Private burial. No flowers.
June 14, 2016
Rosalind Chiyoko McGarry, 93, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert C. Jr., Richard C., Russell C. and Francis J.; daughters Rosalind C. Kalama, Rochelle C. Salzer and Nellie B. Borja; brother George Kuba; sisters Gertrude Laa, Rose Mizokawa and Margaret Craven; 21 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 29 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.
June 7, 2016
Antone “Sonny” Gabriel, 68, of Mililani, an Air Force veteran and an aircraft technician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joyce; sons Antone Jr., Kory and Kyle Gabriel, and Jerry Oliveira Jr.; daughters Holly Gabriel, Diana Gaspar and Kathy and Lisa Oliveira; brother Raymond; sister Vicki Sablas; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 27 at St. John the Apostle Church, Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.
June 11, 2016
Ernest Bento “Ernie” Enos Jr., 77, of Kailua, a state maintenance supervisor mechanic at the University of Hawaii Department of Astronomy and an Army Reserve veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mellie, sons Christopher and Daniel, daughter Laurie Ann Hope, brother John, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 29 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. at Kailua Beach Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
May 18, 2016
Jose Agustin Dela Cruz, 66, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Zenaida A., son Dr. Jefferson S., daughters Janice Joyce and Jozelyn Joy S., brothers Efren and Samuel, sister Dr. Antonia Macabangun and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 27 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
June 4, 2016
Celestina Corrales, 85, of Kahului, an employee at Maui Pineapple Plantation, Maui Pine Cannery, Sheraton Hotel, Maui Surf Hotel and Westin Hotel, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Ben; daughters Susan L. Durch, Jennifer Norton and Patti Corrales; brothers Fernando, Ceferino, John and Anthony Golis; sisters Christine Cabrera, Delphina Fuller, Carolyn Yanagi and Julie Arensberg; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9-10:45 a.m. June 25 at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass to follow. Burial to follow services at St. Joseph Cemetery, Makawao, Maui. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
May 29, 2016
Robert Lewers Ulii Carter Jr., 50, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by father Robert L.U. Sr., mother Lois L., brothers Rollin J.K. and Titus R.P., and sisters Rose M.P. Carter and Lois L.K. Rees. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 28 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
June 3, 2016
Amelia Laureta “Mely” Benitez, 70, of Aiea, a catering services pantry worker, died in Aiea. She was born in Bataan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Pablito V.; sons Modesto Jr., Antonio and Marlon Mamaril; daughters Edita “Sunshine” Musgrove and Marlene Steinbrugge; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 30 at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church, Mililani. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
June 19, 2016
Catalina Melchor Lahep “Lina” Agcaoili, 91, of Lihue, a retired seamstress and owner of Lina’s Boutique in Lihue, died at home. She was born in Claveria, Philippines. She is survived by husband Leandro; sons Rudy and Richard Raralio, and Donie Agcaoili; daughters Florita Querubin, Barbara Nagamine, Aileen Raralio and Melda Agpaoa; hanai daughter Patti Robinson; brother Floyd Lahep; sisters Pauline Gonzales, Sally Cabalo, Fely Cabotaje and Maggie Mission; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lihue Ward. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.
TREASA ULUNUI FIGUEROA January 6, 1928 June 13, 2016 Treasa Ulunui Figueroa of Aliamanu, Oahu (formerly of John Rodgers) passed away on June 13, 2016 at the age of 88. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. Preceded in death by her husband Charles P. Figueroa; daughter, Puanani Montoya & sons, George R. Forvilly & Edward A. Forvilly. Treasa is survived by daughters Gloria Ferreira (Ernest) of Kauai & Merry Figueroa (Richard); her sister Hannah Pang of Wailuku, Maui; son-in-law Rudy Montoya, Hanai son John "Junior" Hesia; 16 grandchildren & 40 great grandchildren. VISITATION: 10am Monday, June 27, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel BURIAL: 2pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park
CHARLES FRIEDMAN GOODMAN-MALAMUTHK Charles Friedman Goodman-Malamuth , 87, passed away at his Kailua home on May 3, 2016. In the words of his grandchildren, "Today the world has lost a great man. We don't say that just because he was our grandfather, but because he was genuinely a great and brilliant man. Chuck Goodman-Malamuth taught us all to love big and be compassionate to everyone. He was an activist before it was the cool thing to do and taught us that everyone is worth fighting for. Words cannot describe what an impact he had on our lives, and all the lives of everyone he met. If you were fortunate enough to meet him and have a conversation with him, you know what we mean. He taught us how to love peanut butter, classical music, and most of all, to empathize None of us will ever forget his big baritone voice or the feeling of being in his tall presence." Papa Chuck grew up in Hermosa Beach. Graduating from Redondo Union H.S.in 1946, he went on to graduate from both USC, & University of Syracuse with his MA in Political Science. After proudly serving as a Russian Language Specialist in the Air Force, he returned with his family to the South Bay, working for and retiring as an Aerospace Comptroller for TRW. Loving travel and life, he moved with our mother, Foxy (Mary Alice Fox), to Kailua, then on to Pago Pago, and glorious travel between there and Palm Dessert. After the death of Foxy, Papa Chuck found love again with Bette (Underwood) Goodman-Malamuth, and again, with Audrey (Coffin) Goodman-Malamuth. Papa Chuck had the ability to outlive the loves of his life, not he never outlived love... Needing extra aloha to continue in his last year, there are special people whom gave our father the true peace that was so needed: His son-in-law, Patrick La'a, and care givers: Roxy Akase, Kimi Cavaco, David Allen, April Vea, Charles Nicholson, Pauline Tapuosi, Sifa Tanoa, Kinisimere Nayacalevu, & Erica Dean of Island Hospice. He is survived by three daughters, Tracy Smith, Leslie Goodman-Malamuth, and Kelly La'a (Patrick), grandchildren, Joe D'Amato, Ariana Ward, Ben Smith, Kanoe, Kai, Lehua & Kaulana La'a, 3 additional grandchildren, along with a great grandson. A toast to Papa Chuck's life will be at the La'a Ohana on the 4th of July, at 5:30 pm, 46 Puukani Place Kailua , Oahu
KRISTI Y. TAKANISHI Kristi Y. Takanishi, age 19, of Honolulu, HI, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2016 at The Queen's Medical Center. Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of proud parents Danny M. and Gayle C.I. Takanishi, Jr., of Honolulu. After spending her early years in Chicago, she moved back to Honolulu with her family and graduated as the top valedictorian of Kaiser High School's Class of 2015, also proudly earning an International Baccalaureate Program Diploma. Filled with infinite and boundless optimism and a zeal for life itself, she delighted in dancing ballet and contemporary dance. She loved the outdoors, and was an avid hiker who marveled at all of nature's beautiful and idyllic creations. She also treasured visiting new places, trying new and different things, and meeting new friends. She had just completed her freshman year at the University of Washington with plans to pursue her dream of becoming a physician one day, so that she could help others. She loved and cherished everyone, and everyone loved her, and her contagious laughter and smile, and her unconquerable spirit of humanism and altruism. We will all miss her dearly. She is survived by her loving parents, twin sister, Kiri K., younger sister, Kirsten H., and paternal grandmother, Florence T. Takanishi. There will be a private visitation at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, followed by a public memorial service at 6:00 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire.
GLENN MAKOTO UEMURA Glenn passed away on June 15, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii on May 3, 1947. He retired from GTE Hawaiian Tel in Kailua, Kona, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He recently was a resident of Grants Pass, Oregon. He is survived by son, Darrell Uemura of Whitehall, Ohio; daughter, Kelly Burchett of Columbus, Ohio; grandson, Curtis Burchett; granddaughter, Josie Uemura; sisters Elaine Farm and Aileen Uemura; nephew, Alton Farm; grandnephew, Avery Farm; and grandniece, Cassidy Farm. The following was written by retired Major John Plaster, who served with Glenn in Vietnam: Glenn was a highly trained U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret who volunteered for MACY-SOG, the top secret unit conducting covert operations deep behind enemy lines. Glenn led small reconnaissance teams on missions along the Ho Chi Minh Trial in Laos and into the enemy's Cambodian sanctuaries. This included several missions with Medal of Honor recipient Franklin D. Miller. During his eighteen months in combat, Glenn was wounded once. His awards include two Bronze Stars for Valor, two Army Commendation Medals for Valor, the Air Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, American and Vietnamese parachute wings, and the Special Forces Tab. Private services will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Pacific with military honors.
ANNA ANNE ACHUELA Age 82, of Waianae, HI., passed away June 5, 2016 in Kapolei, Hi. Born April 14, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by son, Daniel (Rosemarie) Achuela; daughters, Sara Achuela, Nina (Steve) Remington; brothers, Abedingo Glipa, Stephen (Margarita) Glipa; sister, Ini Glipa; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (June 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
MICHAEL MIKE ALMEROL Age 18, of Ewa Beach, HI., passed away May 29, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born August 23, 1997 in Makati, Philippines. He is survived by mother, Barbara Cabudol; father, Esperedion Almerol, Jr.; brother, Marc Jimwell Almerol. Visitation 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday (June 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (June 29) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m.; Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
GEORGE KEOKI SONNY NAKALINA KAELIWAI, JR. George "Keoki" "Sonny" Nakalina Kaeliwai, Jr., 86, of Honolulu, Oahu passed away at The Care Center of Honolulu on Monday June 6, 2016. He was a fuel system foreman employed with the Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station and a United States Army Veteran. He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wake Island as a boat operator from 1962 to 1973. He is survived by son; Lawrence Nakea, daughter; Kehau Martin; step-daughters Dorothy Bell, Elsie Palafox; hanai-daughter Bernadette Denison; sister; Kaleimomi Battle; 13 grand- children; 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grand- children. Celebration of Life Service for George will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Diamond Head Mortuary (located at, 535 18th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816); visitation from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Service with Military Honors to be rendered at 11:30 a.m.