July 21, 2014
Verna L. Tobias, 90, of Honolulu, a Libby’s Cannery canning department employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Judy Tobias and Lorraine Tom, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services:10 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
July 26, 2014
Florida Tacla, 80, of Wailuku, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. laborer, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Alfredo, Dennis, Damien and Anthony; daughters Gloria Sales and Marilyn Tacla; sisters Loretta Tabin, Dominga Tapat, Sister Consuela Torrecer, Tomasa Chambers, Vicenta Dumling, Bernadette Torrecer-Jones, Pauline Higgins and Filomena Brauner; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
July 23, 2014
Carl William Smith, 65, of Hilo, a retired multimedia artist and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Cincinnati. He is survived by caregiver Ben Abarca. Graveside services at noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
July 20, 2014
Nobuko Sakura, 97, of Wailuku, a sashimi maker at Nakamura Market in Paia, Maui, and Noda Market in Kahului, died. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Yoshie Kimizuka and Peggy McGuffin, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
May 27, 2014
Yukio Joseph Onaka, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Army chief warrant officer 2, died in Honolulu. He was born in Mililani. He is survived by daughters Charlene Yamashiro and Sondra Onaka, sister Yoshie Fujioka and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
July 15, 2014
Ronald Noa, 66, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired chef at Mauna Kea Beach and Hilton Waikoloa hotels, wrestling and football coach at Honokaa High School, and a Navy veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kaulana; daughters Elizabeth Carvalho, Veronica Atkins and Deborah Lange; brother Henry; sisters Suzanne Labenia, Joanne Jones and Rhoda Martin; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Kuhio Hale, Hawaiian Homes Hall, Waimea, Hawaii. Celebration of life: 2:30-4 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
July 18, 2014
Toshi “Frances” Miyashiro, 88, of Honolulu, a Sears marking department retiree, died in Aiea Heights Senior Living. She was born in Waiawa. She is survived by sons Gary Y., Cyrus T. and Kelly T.; brother Harry Toyama; sisters Ellen Asato, Doris Oshiro and Alice Higa; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 27, 2014
Dorothy Aiko Miwa, 102, of Honolulu, a retired beautician, died in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James M., daughter Barbara K. Ariyoshi, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.
July 27, 2014
Scott Palmer Metcalf, 58, of Honolulu, a facility manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ashley Metcalf and Michelle Drennen, parents Tom and Jan, brothers Kyle and Craig, and sister Karen Wolfe. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Punahou School gymnasium. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Punahou School for the Scott P. Metcalf Scholarship Fund. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
July 29, 2014
Jean Elaine “Jeannie” McGonigal, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lockport, Ill. She is survived by sons Micheal, Terrance, Bruce and Donald; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Olivet Baptist Church, 1775 S. Beretania St. Aloha attire. Potted plants for her garden are welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
July 16, 2014
Victor “Jimmy” Luna Sr., 80, of Waipahu, a retired Ameron cement truck mixer and driver, and a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Dorothy P.; sons Alan Canon and Victor Jr., Jan and Sterling Luna; daughters Stephanie L. Onekea, Georgie Amantiad and Estra Luna-Schwartz; hanai sons Jarrett Furuichi, Ronald Takara and Calvin Taniguchi; brothers Lawrence and Benny; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
July 17, 2014
Moo Jung Lam, 94, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Edward and Herman, daughter Marianne and three grandchildren. Private services.
July 17, 2014
Allan Liilii Kila, 82, of Kapolei, a retired Matson crane operator and an Army veteran, died in Ewa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Euphence “Ala”; sons Allan Jr. and Wayne K.; daughters Yolendy “Tita” Tamarra, Laverne L. Magallanes and Christy Ann Wykes; brothers James and Robert; sisters Alice Morikawa, Miriam Smythe and Rebecca Kauo; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 8 at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
July 13, 2014
Mikaele “Mika” Keli, 45, of Waianae, a tree trimmer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Jewelynn; sons Mike M., Christopher K. and Joshua K. Lopes-Keli; daughter Jerusalem P.; brothers Rodney and Gahart; sisters Kiva Yeeming and Saliefe Balderas; and nine grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.
July 20, 2014
Carol Asako Kanda, 92, of Aiea died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Carrie Iwamoto and Claire Kanda, sisters Bernice T. Nakamoto and Jean C. Anzai, and two grandchildren. Private services.
July 22, 2014
George William Kalilikane, 71, of Honolulu, a machine shop instructor and vocational counselor at Honolulu Community College, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roberta “Robie”; daughter Kristen Kalilikane-Lau; brother Gary; sisters Gail Yette, Glenna Kamano, Genie Andrade and Gwen Akana; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
July 21, 2014
Maurice Yoshio Iha, 86, of Kailua, a retired director of cargo sales and service at Hawaiian Airlines and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Aileen, sons Dwayne and Darryl, daughters Lila Harada and Wanda Iha-Fernandez, brother Thomas, sisters Jocelyn Nishihara and Maureen Chong, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
July 29, 2014
Elsie Yoshie Horita, 93, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kailua-Kona. She is survived by husband Masamichi “Masa,” son Robert M., daughter Donna A. Hatanaka, sister Fumie Kobayakawa, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation at noon Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 18, 2014
John Frederick Honold Jr., 79, of Kailua, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Kailua. He was born in New Orleans. He is survived by wife Victoria “Vicky,” son John IV, daughter Michele and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane- ohe.
June 16, 2014
Mary Callie Puaala Garmon, 48, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a Hawaiian-studies teacher at Waimea and Parker elementary schools and Waimea Middle School, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Oceanside, Calif. She is survived by husband Sebastian Kalili; sons Puna Garmon and Pahukula and Kanaele Kalili; mother Pearl; brothers Bubba and Jason; and sisters Shirlene and Nalani Garmon, and Leiola Garmon-Mitchell. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 9 at Kahilu Town Hall, Kamuela. Services: 11 a.m. Luncheon and fellowship to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
July 16, 2014
Haruko Akatsuka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired teller at Central Pacific Bank’s main branch, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roland M., sons Clayton K. and Eric S., daughters Lynn H. Akatsuka and Theresa F.A. Inouye, sister Betty H. Yonezaki, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
SCOTT PALMER METCALF Scott Palmer Metcalf passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014. He was born on September 28, 1955 at Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu, and enjoyed a delightful childhood growing up on the Punahou School campus. Scott graduated from Punahou in 1974, and went on to get his degree in Physical Education at the University of Oregon in 1979. Scott is survived by his daughters, Michelle (Jeremiah), and Ashley, their mother Nancy, his parents, Tom and Jan, brothers Kyle (Jane) and Craig (Robin), sister Karen, and nieces and nephews. Scott started his professional life in the retail business in Oregon after college graduation and worked until his family’s move back to Hawaii in 1985, soon after the birth of his second child. The family moved to be closer to grandparents, and the desire to raise their children in Hawaii. After growing up on the campus of Punahou School, Scott had a strong desire to work there. He started as an assistant coach for the Boy’s Varsity Soccer team for many years, also coaching JV and Intermediate Volleyball teams (two sports that he played in high school and college himself). He volunteered at the school whenever he was needed and later was offered a full time position in the Athletics department. There Scott blossomed, always keeping the focus of what was best for the students. He worked closely with students, parents, coaches from Punahou and other schools, and was adored by many for his enthusiasm and desire to do whatever was needed at the highest level of professionalism. Scott also volunteered in the athletic community officiating track meets as a member of the USA Track and Field Association, where he had the opportunity to interact with students and other athletes from around the island. He loved the interaction with peopleThere were no strangers in his life, just friends he had not yet met. Scott’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Punahou School Gymnasium. Visitation will begin at 2:30 pm with the service following at 4 pm. Aloha attire. Please enter through the Main Gate on Punahou Street and Wilder Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Punahou School for the Scott P. Metcalf Scholarship Fund, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.
JACK KING MANILDI Jack Manildi, passed away June 2nd in Las Vegas NV at the age of 78. Jack and his wife moved to Las Vegas after he retired in 2005 as owner of JM Sales Inc. of Honolulu HI. Jack is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gianna Manildi, his sister Lynn Watanabe of Honolulu, his brother Gary Manildi of California, his son John Manildi of Honolulu, and his beloved grandchildren Hailey and Billy. Jack was a loved and respected manufacturer’s representative in the field of commercial plumbing for more than 30 years in Hawaii. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held here in Honolulu on the afternoon of September 14th from 3 to 6 PM. Please RSVP to David or Susan at JM Sales Hawaii at 545-2357 during office hours by Friday, September 12th for the details if you would like to attend. All those who knew Jack are graciously welcomed. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Aloha Medical Mission is greatly appreciated, as Jack was a devoted volunteer and made many missions to the Philippines, where he served a vital role as a logistic coordinator, helping the medical staff members make the most of their efforts to aid the medically underserved.
BONIFACIO DONATO TUGADE Age 59, of Honolulu, passed away July 13, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born May 14, 1955 in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Was employed at Maluhia Long-Term Care Health Center. He is survived by companion, Hermina “Hermie” Flores; daughter, Janelle Tugade, Michelle Tugade, Valerie Tugade; mother, Lucila Tugade; brothers, Wilson (Lita) Tugade, Francisco (Lydia) Tugade, Florencio Tugade, Roland (Nancy) Tugade; sister, Concesa (Melanio) Balmania; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 8/6 at St John The Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
MARILYN ANTES BALUBAR Age 60, of Honolulu, HI, passed away July 7, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 11, 1954 in San Felipe, Zambales, Philippines. She was the owner of Balubar Adult Residential Care Home. She is survived by husband, Renato B. Balubar; son, Ronald Balubar; daughter, Raelene Balubar; mother, Eufrocina Antes; brother, Mario (Emma) Antes; sister, Marina (Andres) Fulinara; 1 grandchild: Azayliah Marie Antes Balubar. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
MIGUEL MIKE TOLEDO Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 8, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born June 21, 1925 in Wahiawa, HI. He is survived by son, Michael (Anne Sue) Toledo; daughter, Wanda J. (Lawrence) Guigui; brother, Tony (Janet) Magalianes; sister, Ann Galbiso; 2 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (August 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.