Archive for the ‘Death Notices’ Category

Janet Mitsue Hata

Posted On October 11th, 2014 -

Sept. 20, 2014
Janet Mitsue Hata, 93, of Kaneohe, a former clerk for the Gas Co., died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Timothy K., brother Takashi Murayama, sister Madge Nonaka and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Posted in Death Notices

Ethel Mitsuko Higa

Posted On October 11th, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Ethel Mitsuko Higa, 73, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired waitress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Frank Mitsumura, brother Leslie Nishihara and sisters Shirley Matsunaka, Jean Sindt, Sharon Yamamoto, Helene Carvalho and Cindy Takimoto. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

Miriam Sueko Imamura

Posted On October 11th, 2014 -

Sept. 17, 2014
Miriam Sueko Imamura, 82, of Kaneohe, a Bank of Hawaii retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Robert, son Wesley, daughter Lois Murakami and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

Carol Kimiko Inafuku

Posted On October 11th, 2014 -

Sept. 26, 2014
Carol Kimiko Inafuku, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Health System business services coordinator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Jon, daughter Anne, brother Harry Matsuda, sisters Dorothy Ireijo and Grace Tamanaha, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Kwai Man Kam

Posted On October 11th, 2014 -

Oct. 2, 2014
Kwai Man Kam, 69, of Honolulu, a chef, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Zhongsan, Canton, China. He is survived by wife Lok Fa; son Byron; daughters Sandra Kam Pang and Kristina Kam Murata; sisters Yit Mui, Siu Mui, Chut Lin and Kwai Yee Gan; and two grandchildren. Taoist services: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Kawailani Timothy Makaena

Posted On October 11th, 2014 -

Sept. 28, 2014
Kawailani Timothy Makaena, 28, of Kapolei died at home. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by mother Crystal, brother Kona, sister Kehaulani Makaena-Gillum and stepgrandfather Kimo Meafou. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Oct. 18 at Swanzy Beach Park, Kaaawa. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Mary D.S. Martin

Posted On October 11th, 2014 -

Sept. 13, 2014
Mary D.S. Martin, 92, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kokomo, Maui. She is survived by sons Lloyd Sr. and Marvin Teixeira, brother George, sister Roselyn and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Violet Tamayo Chena

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Sept. 27, 2014
Violet Tamayo Chena, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Tori Richard seamstress, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Kukuihaile, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Glenn and Steven, daughter Dianne Truitt, sister Nancy Goya, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Posted in Death Notices

Reiko Shiigi

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Sept. 21, 2014
Reiko Shiigi, 80, of Mililani, a retired Shiigi Drug Co. salesclerk, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Sapporo, Japan. She is survived by son Scott, daughters Shery Ross and Sandra Tokunaga, sister Chizuko Tokuyama, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Robert Haruo Chinen

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 6, 2014
Robert Haruo “Lopaka” Chinen, 65, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lurline, brother John M. and sister Jean M. Sugimoto. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Paul Eitatsu Yamashiro

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Sept. 29, 2014
Paul Eitatsu Yamashiro, 92, of Kaneohe, a bakery production employee at Love’s Bakery, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Paula, brothers Bob T. and Shigenori, and sisters Helen S. Maesato and Agnes H. Suzuki. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Online condolences: wool-seymortuary.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Dolores B. Christiansen

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 2, 2014
Dolores B. Christiansen, 85, of Kapolei, a retired Waianae High School teacher, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Delaware. She is survived by son Steven H., daughters Cori L. and Candice L., and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor in Waipio. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity or a church.

Posted in Death Notices

Ronald Chun

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Sept. 8, 2014
Ronald “Shorty” Chun, 66, of Haleiwa died in Honolulu. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by brothers Robert, Richard, Randy and James; and sisters Rochelle Ladao, Marlene Hutchinson, Karen Asato and Johnella Nemoto. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Church, Haleiwa. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Victor John Hawthorne

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 4, 2014
Victor John Haw-thorne, 89, of Honolulu, an Army colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in New Brunswick, N.J. He is survived by son Randolph, daughter Victoria and two grandchildren. Inurnment: 8:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 418 Kuwili St. No. 105, Honolulu, HI 96817. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Yoshio Inouye

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Aug. 27, 2014
Yoshio Inouye, 97, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a contractor, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Michael, Allan and Howard; daughters Joyce Inouye, Vivian Soriano and Barbara Sayegusa; brother Kunio; sister Futae Suzuki; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Juliette Kealoha-Lani Kahue

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Sept. 23, 2014
Juliette Kealoha-Lani Kahue, 60, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Charles P. Jr. and Christopher K.; daughter Mary Harrison; brothers Raymond and Eben Kukui; sisters Lorna Guerrero, Barbara Awa and Lorraine Kukui; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Beverly Leona Ledesma

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 1, 2014
Beverly Leona Ledesma, 64, of Waipahu, a federal government management analyst, will be remembered in services 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Rony L.J. Ledesma-McCuskey, brother Calvin Kapule, sisters Diane Oliveria and Terry Kapule, and a grandchild. Lei welcome.

Posted in Death Notices

Herbert Koji Mikami

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Sept. 30, 2014
Herbert Koji Mikami, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Kuhio Elementary School teacher and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mae M., son Jon A., daughters Julie M. Mikami and Kimi Yuen, brothers Yoshiharu and George, sister Nancy N. Takiguchi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

Posted in Death Notices

Jane Tomie Omori

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Sept. 27, 2014
Jane Tomie Omori, 95, of Honolulu, a retired cafeteria worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Wayne and Carl, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wailuku Hongwanji Maui. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Barry Kaleoaloha Ontai

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

10-10 MSGT. BARRY KALEOALOHA ONTAISept. 22, 2014
Barry Kaleoaloha Ontai, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Army master sergeant and a retired Navy legal clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Elfriede and sister Marguerite Blaum. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Moanalua Road. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Adolpho Orosco

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Sept. 19, 2014
Adolpho “Dofo” Orosco, 76, of Wahiawa, an employee at Mid-Pac Lumber and Honsador Lumber, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Dean and Dwayne; daughters Denette “Nani” Orosco, Daelene “Kulani” Reis and Dwaylene “Li’i” Gardner; sister Trini Silva; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Posted in Death Notices

Gordon Wailani Oyamot

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 2, 2014
Gordon Wailani Oya-mot, 67, of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, and Pearl City, a U.S. Missile Test Range field engineer in Kwajalein and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bonnie; daughter Charmaine Rodrigues; hanai son Vernon Rodrigues; brother Bernie; sisters Marilani Castro, Berlyn Oliveira, Julidean LeSage-Oyamot, Bernadine Summerlin and Kervana August; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Phyllis Partridge

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 5, 2014
Phyllis “P.J.” Partridge, 79, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Bloomington, Ill. She is survived by sons Bernard Jr. and Jim, and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Dionicio V. Pira

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 4, 2014
Dionicio V. “Doning” Pira, 89, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Hamakua Sugar Plantation Co. cultivation department retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pidigan, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucia A.; sons Eduardo, Liberato, Rene and Roland Sr.; daughters Elizabeth Paz, Yolanda Quisguy, Evelyn Cano, Marlyn Tashiro and Jenyn Noble; sisters Magdalena Quezada, Juanita Pira, Lucia Baldos and Paula Carsola; 37 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Posted in Death Notices

Betty Lai Kom Chang

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Sept. 27, 2014
Betty Lai Kom Chang, 81, of Kailua, a Sun Press/MidWeek advertising sales employee, died at home. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Harry; sons Avery and Willard; daughters Vernatta C. Chan, Melanie Chang and Serena Chang-Gillern; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Julia Satoyo Shigezawa

Posted On October 10th, 2014 -

Aug. 19, 2014
Julia Satoyo Shigezawa, 89, of Honolulu, a schoolteacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Etsuo; daughters Lois Trela, Lei and Lynden Shigezawa, and Lisa Salinero; brother Ernest Sueoka; sisters Lily and Eunice Sueoka; and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Marjorie C. Karp

Posted On October 9th, 2014 -

Oct. 5, 2014
Marjorie C. Karp, 79, of Hilo, a retired Hamakua Sugar cane syrup operations supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Robert, son Robert Jr., daughter Teten, brother Harold R. Crawford, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Paul Holowiwo Kealoha

Posted On October 9th, 2014 -

Sept. 10, 2014
Paul Holowiwo “Papa” Kealoha, 94, of Waimanalo, a retired Honolulu Fire Department equipment operator I, GEM store employee and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Kaimu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons William C. and John K. Kaulu, and Allan K. Kealoha; daughters Marilyn H. Umble-Kim Kealoha, Lanette P. Moleta, Paulie W. Johnson and Paula Ann Frazier; brothers Isaia Kealoha and Robert Keliihoomalu; sister Mary Kealoha Tio; 30 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at St. George Catholic Church. Services: 10 a.m. Mass to follow. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

Posted in Death Notices

Brian Lum

Posted On October 9th, 2014 -

Sept. 18, 2014
Brian Lum, 48, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by mother Mitsuko H., brothers Richard and Alan, and sister Rita. Private services.

Posted in Death Notices

Bernadad Opuulani Puli Mallonee

Posted On October 9th, 2014 -

Sept. 13, 2014
Bernadad Opuulani Puli Mallonee, 65, of Lancaster, Calif., a retiree, died in Lancaster. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gerald Sr.; sons Gerald “Gerry” Jr., David “Kawika,” Michael “Noe” and Allan “Kapua”; brothers David N. “Bully” and Alexander R. “Bob” Puli; sisters Gloria J. Bailey and Verna Landford-Bright; and 12 grandchildren. Services noon-1 p.m. Sunday at Maili Beach Park, across Farrington Highway from Kimo Street. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Posted in Death Notices

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran