Sept. 8, 2016
Anthony Choy “Tony” Andrade, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Kawananakoa Middle School teacher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Naomi, daughters Terri Andrade and Debby Yokomizo, mother Blossom, brother John, sisters Elissa Sato and Lynn Blake, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.
FORISINA FLORENCE FIESTA ANTONIO Age 87 of Aiea, HI passed away on August 24, 2016 in Aiea. Born July 22, 1929 in Hilo, HI. She is survived by sons, Ferdinand (Tammy) Antonio, John (Stephanie) Antonio; daughters, Daisy Antonio- Immel, Andrea (Tony Sr.) Antonio, Joyce (Joseph) Mendonsa, Margie Antonio; 14 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 30) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers, please.
Sept. 15, 2016
Conrado Astrande, 96, of Hilo, a retired Puna Sugar welder and a Kwajalein cook, died at home. He was born in Dolores, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by sons Warlito and Guely, daughters Reslenia Calvan and Perlita Byrne-Herzog; brother Petronilo T., 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 pm. Sept. 30 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: Noon. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Sept. 13, 2016
George C. “Bones” Bailey, 79, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ipolani S.; daughters Lana Kanaha and Monrae Bailey; brothers Isaac, Raleigh and Lodrigo; sisters Evelyn Brown, Yvonne Tani, Lorraine Saffery, Linda Baldonado and Sunday Parkin; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. No flowers.
Sept. 9, 2016
Latina Quigao Batalion, 83, of Lihue, a retired Kentucky Fried Chicken cook, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Bailon; daughters Lolita Atiga, Ludivina Capitle, Cecilia Dela Cruz, Ofelia Vigilia and Marina Ola; sisters Emilia Guino and Rosa Gonzales; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 1 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
JEAN DEMETRIA BORGE Age 92, of Makaha, HI, passed away September 12, 2016 in Waianae. Born December 23, 1923 in Kahuku, HI. She was a retired administrative clerk for Wahiawa General Hospital and a full-time pioneer with the Makaha Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by daughters, Cassandra J. Borge, Lois J. Borge; sisters, Dolores Dela Cerna, Erlinda Daymil; and 1 granddaughter. Visitation 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday (Oct. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Service 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 11, 2016
Ricky Kahekili “Sonson” Cabral, 43, of Kailua, a Healy Tibbitts Builders crane operator, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leimomi; son Darius; daughters Kaleoalohaokalani, Alexis and Chloe; parents Richard and Abby; sister Earlene Kamaka; and grandparents Richard and Lucy Gaspar. Services: 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Kailua Church of the Nazarene. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.
SUSAN CATES Susan Cates, 74 of Hawaii and Las Vegas, died peacefully August 12, 2016. Sue was a retired Veterinarian Technician and a great mentor to many dog breeders and handlers. Sue was one of the founding members of the Great Dane Club of Hawaii and well known throughout the sport of pure dog breeding. Many of Sue's puppies from Kai-Dane Great Danes are found in pedigrees throughout the US. Sue was instrumental in passing legislation improving Hawaii's quarantine laws. She was also a horse riding instructor for many years in Waimanalo. Survived by sons Randy, Charlie, and Rob Cates and Max and David Komine; daughters Dorothy Garrigan and Roberta Komine; brother Randy Archer and sister Bryant Bradley; 5 grandsons. Service 10am November 5 at Kailua beach park boat ramp.
MARY KATHERINE VAN SANT CONNIFF SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 Mary Katherine Van Sant Conniff, 94, of Kailua, a retired educator and editor, died in Kaneohe, Hawaii. She was born in Fulton, Missouri to a prominent banking family. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, she taught nutrition. She came to Hawaii in 1946 as Coordinator of the Distributive Education Programs at Roosevelt, McKinley, Farrington and Kaimuki High Schools. She was also a contributing editor to the Paradise of the Pacific (Honolulu Magazine) in the early 1960s. Preceded in death by her husband, George W. Conniff, and daughter, Katherine Conniff Link, she is survived by sister Frances Green, brother James Van Sant, nephews John Green, Thomas Van Sant, Jacob Van Sant, niece Kathy Green and three great nieces, Francesca, Lucy and Georgia Van Sant. Mary was always an avid reader and writer, and an excellent cook. She and her late husband traveled frequently in retirement, and enjoyed numerous trips abroad, in particular to France, where they loved visiting Michelin-starred restaurants. Mary was a charter member of the Windward O'ahu (HI) Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) (windward-hi.aauw.net) and a strong leader for over 50 years. Although she never served as branch president, she held many other leadership roles as well as being the corporate memory of the branch. Mary demonstrated her passion for education for women repeatedly, especially by her remarkable and varied efforts to raise money for scholarships for local women since the 1970s. She originated the Wonderful Book Exchange that has been a source of scholarship funds as well as reading materials since the 1980s. She also founded what was affectionately called the "Susan B. Anthony Bank/ Sakagawea Branch" that also awarded scholarship grants for over ten years. Most importantly, she was instrumental in the establishment of the Windward O'ahu AAUW Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, where she served as its first president and provided that endowment fund with its first gift. Mary was most proud of the fact that her efforts resulted in dozens of Windward O'ahu women having the funds to further their college education. Mary was a lifelong Democrat, and her father, Thomas Van Sant was a Delegate-at-Large along with Harry S Truman to the 1936 Democratic National Convention. Born just a year after women in the United States got the right to vote, Mary frequently said that she wanted to live long enough to vote for the first woman to run for president, Hillary Clinton. One of Mary's favorite sayings came from the suffragist Susan B Anthony: "Failure is Impossible". She will be greatly missed by all of her many friends. Private Services. Memorial donations may be made to the Windward O`ahu AAUW Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1683, Kailua, HI 96734. A scholarship has been established in her memory.
Aug. 28, 2016
Irene Wainani DeBina, 73, of Napoopoo, Hawaii, a greeter for The Club at Hokulia and a former Napoopoo Bay lunch wagon owner, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Frank; sons Frank, Leslie and Chris; stepson Chu Chu Kahoonei; numerous hanai children; stepdaughter Jolayne Kahoonei; brothers Henry III, Butchy, Charles and Gordon Leslie; sister Joanna Gaspar; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 1 at Thy Word Ministries Kona Faith Center. Services: 10 a.m. Condolences suggested to the DeBina family at P.O. Box 2059, Kealakekua, HI 96750.
Aug. 18, 2016
Christina Abunda Dougherty, 90, of Honolulu, a retiree of the Navy Base Exchange at Pearl Harbor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Mike, Patrick, Bill and John; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at St. Pius X Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Celebration of life: Noon. Casual attire. No flowers.
Aug. 28, 2016
Jason Delano Faga, 39, of Ewa Beach, a Sam’s Club bakery supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hayward, Calif. He is survived by wife Melissa; sons Mason, Mathias, Noah, Joey and Bubba Faga, and Marcus Luke; daughter Ashley; father Usolelei; hanai parents Akai and Male Tafea; hanai brother Billy Tafea; and hanai sister Hauula “Ula” Lavatai. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mass: 11 a.m.
MARITA D. FLORA Age 83, passed away on August 24, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born June 12, 1933 in Salcedo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Rodrigo; daughters, Dolores, Catherine, Jocelyn, Carolyn; son, Renato; sisters, Manuela, Anacita; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Sept. 4, 2016
Breanna Angel Kapuokalani Fujimoto, 20, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a Hilton Waikoloa Hotel hostess, died. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by parents Curtis K. Chong and Edwina V.K.C. Fujimoto, brothers Shane Fujimoto, Kulike and Taich Chong, Gilbert K. Jr. and Kaleomana’o Loando; sisters Christy Nahale, Angela Loando, and Nikki and Precious Chong; grandparents Edwin and Marjorie; and grandfather Curtis Chong. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at St. Michael the Archangel Church. Rosary: 6 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Donations suggested to Friends of Breanna Fujimoto at First Hawaiian Bank. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
CORNELIA ARCENAS GAMAO Age 90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away July 21, 2016 in Honolulu. Born September 14, 1925 in Ewa, HI. She is survived by grandson, Elijah; and granddaughter, Taja. Private services were held.
Sept. 19, 2016
Domingo Felix Ganoy, 88, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Mill retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Rogelio, Lauren and Arsenio; daughters Nieves Vergara, Mina Alamon, Elena Breckels and Teresita Panlasigue; brother Jose; sister Maria Comillas; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.
Aug. 31, 2016
Patricia Larrabee Gibson, 88, of Waialua died. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by son Greg, daughters Cindy Jenness and Kerry Gibson-Morris, sister Cynthia Ross, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Pikake Pavilion, Waimea Falls Park.
Aug. 26, 2016
Jennie Masae Goto, 73, of Mililani died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Elroy, sons Scott and Chad, and a grandchild. Private services.
YEIKO JACKIE GOYA March 26,1920-March 18, 2016 Born in San Francisco, Jackie Goya lived her early years in Oakland. At 16, she was sent to Okinawa to care for her aging grandmother. She returned home in 1940; when war began her family was sent to the internment camp in Fresno and then to the Jerome Arkansas Relocation Center. With the camp minister's help, she secured work with the Methodist Church Commission of World Peace in Chicago. In 1946 she married Neal Goya. After a few years in Chicago and Oakland they moved to Hawaii to raise their daughter Patricia and son Bruce. Jackie was a travel agent and a small business owner. She helped start a woman's association for the United Okinawa Association, helped to establish a new Methodist church in Waimanalo, and served as Spiritual Life Chair for the Hawaii District United Methodist Women. In retirement she and Neal moved to California to be with their children and their four grand- children, Marisa, Ako, Thomas and Russell. Her ongoing work in the Methodist Church involved improving access for the disabled, feeding the homeless, visiting shut-ins, and working for peace education. Jackie is survived by sister, Shizu Aka, her children, grand- children, and great-grand- children Kaleo and Amaya Hayase. A celebration of life service will be held Oct. 4 at 2:15 PM at Diamond Head Cemetary.
Aug. 16, 2016
Carl E. Hansen, 80, of Uxbridge, Mass., a Pan American World Airways retiree and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol A., and brothers Robert Hansen and Talbert Takahama. No services. Donations suggested to Uncle Cool at gofundme.com/ charlotteslovebank
Sept. 14, 2016
David Charles Hauser, 67, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired police sergeant for the Hawaii Police Department in Honokaa, died. He was born in Washington. He is survived by wife Libby Kaopuiki, sons Donovan Hauser and Kukapu’o’uha’a “Boog” Gunderson, daughter Davelyn Lopez, sisters Patricia Hauser and Francis Andrade, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.
Sept. 6, 2016
William H. “Duke” Huffman III, 68, of Kailua, a semitruck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlene; son Charles W.K.; daughters Brooke and Kimberly Huffman, and Dusteen Kiko; sisters Lana Pitzenberger, Billie K.K. Beere and Jackie Darley; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: noon Oct. 1 at Kailua Beach pavilions. Casual attire. Loose flowers/lei welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Sept. 8, 2016
Isaiah Pohai Ohana Me Kealoha Jackson, 17, of Waianae, an Armstrong Produce employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jaclyn; stepfather General Anderson; brother Austin Jackson-Anderson; grandmother Betty; and great-grandparents James Sr. and Ethel Jackson, and Maria Cantere. Visitation: 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Mililani MortuaryWaipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Church attire. Flowers welcome.
Sept. 1, 2016
The Rev. Jamie Alohalani Jeremiah, 35, of Waianae, Lamb of God Makaha Church pastor, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Reuben J.K., mother JoAnn N., sisters Kimberly K. and Cindy K., grandfather Reuben J. and grandmother Lorraine Welch. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
GERRY JORDAN July 18,2016 Gerry Jordan born in London, England passed away in Las Vegas at the age of 84. He was a Honolulu resident for 30 years and a Travel Executive. He was President and opened the Hawaii office for AITS, a company that was one of the original owners of the Hawaiian Regent Hotel and a large mainland wholesaler of trips to Hawaii. Gerry was instrumental in planning and overseeing the completion of the Hawaiian Regent Hotel, which is now the Waikiki Marriott. Gerry left AITS to start his own company, Jordan Leisure a destination management company that not only was responsible for the beginning years of Island travel, but was also overseeing thousands of guests arriving to the Islands. Jordan Leisure specialized in conventions and incentive travel which was unheard of at that time. The last 15 years he lived in Las Vegas and was Vice President of Sales for the Rivera Hotel before he retired to pursue personal interests. He is survived by two sisters Pam and Audrey of London, England and Nephew Michael Goldring of Armonk, NY. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday September 29 from 5-7pm at the Elks Club.
FRANCIS A. NOBRIGA, JR. FRANCIS A., NOBRIGA, JR., 61, OF HONOLULU, HAWAII, FORMERLY OF LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, RETIRED HONOLULU POLICE OFFICER, FORMER INVESTIGATOR WITH HONOLULU LIQUOR COMMISSION, FORMER SECURITY OFFICER AT DESERT INN LAS VEGAS, U.S. ARMY VETERAN & MEMBER OF THE "REFUGEES" MOTORCYCLE CLUB, PASSED AWAY AUGUST 31, 2016 AT KUAKINI MEDICAL CENTER. FRANCIS WAS BORN IN WAIKAPU, MAUI. HIS FATHER, FRANCIS A. NOBRIGA, SR. AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER KASSANDRA NOBRIGA PREDECEASED HIM. HE IS SURVIVED BY MOTHER, KU'ULEI ENOS NOBRIGA, DAUGHTERS, DARLANI MOORE, KYMBERLY, KRISTEN & KARMELLA NOBRIGA, ASHLEY DECANTO (GOD-DAUGHTER); BROTHERS, EUGENE (DOREENA), KYLE (BADIE), CURTIS (DEBRA), MILES (KAREN) & KEKOA (WENDY) NOBRIGA; SISTERS, LOVEY ANN & MELODY NOBRIGA, JOHNNETTE "JO" (VARNEY) RANGE, VALERIE (JOHN) SCHALLER, PUA (GLENN) NAONE; GRANDCHILDREN, DEVANTE MOORE, QUIANNA SANDERS, SAGE CLARK, DAVEN & DAYTON BORJA, KEANU NOBRIGA, DONATHAN BENNETT, ARIYANAH & TATIYANAH NOBRIGA, TRAYDEN & ANAIYAH MITCHELL. VISITATION 4 P.M. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AT NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, SERVICE 6 P.M., CASUAL ATTIRE; INURNMENT 11:30 A.M. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT PUNCHBOWL NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC.
Sept. 15, 2016
Victor Manaloto Cunanan Jr., 83, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Manila. He is survived by brothers Vicente, Archie and Eriberto; and sister Lourdes Seguis. Private services.
Sept. 12, 2016
Sumie Kaya Kaahanui, 91, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Melvin and Steven, brothers George and Hisao Kaya, sister Takako Kaya, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 28, 2016
Charles Thomas Pahaku Kahaunaele, 68, of Honolulu, a Charley’s Taxi driver and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Keohookalani. Private services.
ALICE LEILANI BELL KAMAHELE ALICE LEILANI BELL KAMAHELE Age 89, of Honolulu, HI Passed away peacefully at home on August 21, 2016 in Honolulu. She was surrounded by her family and pet dog Geo. Born October 04, 1926 in Honolulu she was the eldest of six children. She spent her early career as an experimental, first ever female front desk clerk at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. She then moved on to Pan American Airways where she eventually retired. Bored with retirement, she secured a position with the Hawaii State Court Reporters office. After retiring for a second time, she enjoyed many years of socializing with family and friends, walking various city parks, her favorite being Kapiolani Park, and travelling to Las Vegas. It was well known to everyone who knew her that all animals were to be supported and protected, while pets, especially dogs, were to be pampered and spoiled. She was committed to both endeavors, especially the latter. Throughout the years her constant companions were her menagerie of pet dogs and a cat. Alice is survived by her daughters, Andrea, Allene, Adele and grandchild Chloe. Sisters Vivian Luning and Gladys Williams; brothers Walter Bell Jr., Richard "Baby" Bell (Alma), and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services were held at sea where Alice joined her son Art (predeceased 7 years ago) on September 9, 2016, Art's birthday, off Le'ahi light house.