WALTER T. ODO Age 80, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 16, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 17, 1933 in Waipahu, HI. A retired musician from the United States Air Force and Royal Hawaiian Band. He is survived by spouse, Gloria Odo; daughters, Janice (Duane) Curammeng, Carolyn Nomura, Alison Odo, Christine (Corey) Enomoto; sons, Stephen (Lynn) Odo, Kevin (Corinne) Odo; brother, Richard (Helen) Odo; sister, Wilma Lovell; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (July 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.
NANAY LAURA ADORIO AGUILAR Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 6, 2014 in Honolulu. Born January 15, 1928 in Navotas City, Philippines. She is survived by son, Dionisio (Normita) Aguilar, Jr.; daughters, Alicia (Manny) Montero, Rosario (Renato) Chua, Josefina Cruz, Edita (Ronald) Paulino, Ellen (Reinaldo) Corpuz; 19 grand- children; 17 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday (July 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (July 26) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.
DELFINA M. PATUBO Age 93, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 22, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 1, 1920 in Philippines. She is survived by son, David (Jenita) Patubo; daugther, Ida M. Kuahulu; sisters, Connie Warmoth, Violet Gonzado; 17 grandchildren; 47 great-grand- children; 6 great-great-grand- children; nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (July 26) at Mililani Downtown Chapel Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.
ALICE AKIKO KITAZAKI Age 86, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 25, 2014 in Aiea, HI. Born August 25, 1927 in Maui, HI. She is survived by sons, Garret (Wendy) Kitazaki, Steve (Cheryl) Kitazaki; brothers, Eishen (Gladys) Tengan, George (Doris) Tengan; sister, Sueko (Iwao) Suzuki; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (July 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. (July 28) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.
KENICHI KEN WATANABE Age 90, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 1, 2014 in Aiea. Born July 26, 1923. He was born in Waipahu on the Sugar Plantation. He graduated from Farrington High School in 1940. He was in the Army with Military Intelligence from 1944-1954, under MacArthur in occupied Japan, then in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Retired from work as an analyst with the Pentagon in 1974. Volunteered at the Battleship USS Missouri and at Tripler VFW helping many veterans get compensation. Founded the VFW-MIS Post 110. Longtime president of Waipahu Soto Mission and president of the Hawaii Soto Mission Association. He is survived by wife, Michie “Miki” N. Watanabe; daughters, Lori (Richard) Binek, Linda (Jack) Reisland; brothers, Tsuneo (Susan) Watanabe, Kazuyuki (Beatrice) Watanabe; sister, Takako (Seichi) Endo; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (July 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 5:30 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 30) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl with military honors. No flowers, please.
Celebrating the Life of CARLA PACARRO FOX PETRONAVE BREDE Dec. 14, 1946 – June 10, 2014 Memorial Svc and Celebration of Life – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29th at St. Stephen Church – Nuuanu. Casual attire.
QUIRINO BALDIVINO CALLO Age 97, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 25, 2014 in Aiea, HI. Born April 7, 1917 in Sanchez Mira Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by sons, Amando Callo, Romeo Callo, Israel (Shirley) Callo; daughters, Leticia (Hospicio) Cristobal, Evelyn (Lorenzo) Tara, Elvira (Mar) Casil, Josephina (Larry) Reconese; 40 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 5 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.
NANCY KIYEKO MEGIA Age 89, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 20, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 1, 1924 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. She was a member of Local 5, the Ishikawa Okinawan Club and Halau Ka Lei Hula Kupuna. She is survived by sons, Mel Megia, Alan (Celina) Megia; daughters, Karen (Peter) Cardenas, Diane (Wilfred) Amodo, Carol (Frank) Balangue; sister, Tsuruko Sakamoto; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (July 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.
JANET TSUYANO OTAGURO Age 87, of Honolulu, passed away on June 29, 2014, in Kuakini Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired waitress for the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. She is survived by her daughters, Glenna Akahoshi and Marcia (Dwight) Toyama; grandchildren, Zena Toyama, Maxx Toyama and Geena Akahoshi; brother, Koichi Ikawa; sisters, Yasuko (Masao) Yonemoto and Alice (Robert) Ideta; sisters-in-law, Gloria (Yoshio deceased) Ikawa and Edna (Roy deceased) Ikawa and nieces and nephews. Private services held.
ARLINGTON LEW KELII LEWIS SR. Arlington Lew Kelii Lewis Sr., aka “Ali” and “Ah Ling,” age 75, passed away on Sunday June 22, 2014 in La Porte, Texas. He was born on November 26, 1938 in Honolulu Hawaii. He worked for Hawaii Newspaper Agency from 1958 – 1998 starting as a motorcycle messenger and retired as a machinist. As a young boy he started to build Harley Davidson’s motorcycles and other motor vehicles as a hobby. Throughout his life he continued to build and restore classic Harley Davidson’s bikes to it’s original and is well-known in many states for his talent. He was also one of the original “Sons of Hawaii” bike riders. He loved playing slack-key on his guitar and many other instruments. He is survived by his wife Amelia U. Lewis, sons Arlington Lew K. Lewis Jr., Allan K. Lewis, daughters Aldene (Joe) Liftee, Arlene “Uluwehi” (Darren) Almeida, Alexa-Lee (Allen) Koa, Aurora (Irwin) De Soto, hanai daughter Teresa Rodrigues; 20 grand- children; 13 great-grandchildren; 11 siblings and many nieces and nephews. Visitation 4 p.m. Saturday July 26, 2014, Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel, Service 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
KIMIE YOSHIDA Age 83, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 22, 2014 in Wahiawa, HI. Born December 9, 1930 in Kahuku, HI. She was a University Extension of Hawaii 4H Leader; also a member of the Wahiawa Hongwanji and Fujinkai Club. She is survived by daughter, Vera Yoshida & Gary Yoshii; brothers, James M. (Jean) Nakamura, Walter K. Nakamura; sisters, Hatsue “Alice” Tanaka, Tessie (Mitsuo) Kagehiro, Florence (Harry) Yamamoto; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (July 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Urn Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.
NICHOLAS GEORGE SPOTKAEFF III Age 54, of Kapolei, HI, passed away June 23, 2014 in Haleiwa, HI. Born August 26, 1959 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by sons, Kaiaka Spotkaeff, Kapono Pao; daughters, Sasha-Anuhea (Nathan) Kamahele, Niki Spotkaeff; parents, Nicholas Jr. (Maryknoll) Spotkaeff; brothers, Kirt (Jerrene) Spotkaeff, Paul (Cheryl) Hioki; sisters, Terrie-Lynn (Pat) Spotkaeff, Kwai (Dennis) Gaspar; 2 grandchildren. Vistitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
AGNES KIMIE OSHITA Age 83, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 13, 2014 in Aiea, HI. Born September 26, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by brother, Dan (Amy) Oshita; sister, Frances Oshita; sister-in-law, Irene Oshita; 1 niece and 2 nephews. Private services were held. No monetary gifts or flowers, please.
WALLACE KISAKU ISOBE 89, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Supervisor/Maintenance Foreman from the Navy Public Works Center; Pearl Harbor and and an Army veteran. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son Gerald (Karen) and daughters Ann and Gale (Paul) Takiguchi and grandchildren Brandon, Brittany and Amanda. Visitation Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:30 a.m.
In Loving Memory MARTHA LOWREY GREENWELL December 27, 1920 – July 13, 2014 Martha of Honokohau, 93, was a beloved member of her Kama’aina family and community with whom she shared her artistic talents in support of many worthy causes. She is survived by her daughter Wendy (Mrs. Anthony B) Craven, son Jimmy (Emmy) Greenwell and grandchildren Anthony B.”Britt” (Marylinda) Craven, Scott C. (Daena) Craven, Heather C. (Mrs. John) Polhemus, Christy (Mrs. Ryan) Churchill, James L. “Kimo” (Kate) Greenwell along with eight great grandchildren. Donations in Martha’s memory may be made to Kona Historical Society, Hospice of Kona, Daughters of Hawaii (Hulihee Palace), Hawaii Preparatory Academy or Parker School. A private family service is planned.
ROWLAND K. PIENA Rowland Ka’aumoana Piena passed away on November 3rd 2013 at Saint Rose Hospital in Henderson Nevada. He was born on February 21st 1962, grew up on the north shore and attended Waialua High School. He is survived by his mother, Flo and predeceased by his father Ralph. He is also survived by his sister, Kim-Ly Banks, his children Daniel, Wesley, and Jasmin Piena, and his grandchildren Dylan, Ka’i and Leah Piena. A celebration of his life and the scattering of his ashes will be held on July 25th from 1-4pm at Ali’i beach park 66-167 Haleiwa Road on the harbor side under the big kiawe tree, area #7a and 7b. Casual beach attire, bring your boards if you like paddle out.
GEORGE B. PETHEL Ventura, California George B. Pethtel passed away peacefully on July 22, 2013 at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, CA. George was born on September 19, 1925 in Pleasants County, WV to Allen and Grace Pethtel. At 17, his parents signed for him to enlist in the Navy. He went to Ordinance and Aerial Gunnery schools, and then reported to CASO 33 at the Naval Air Station in Los Alamitos, Calif. His unit, ACORN 19 was initially deployed in the Solomon Islands. He later saw action in Mindora and Samar, Philippine Islands. After WWII, George returned home to New Mexico and worked as a roustabout in the oil fields. He moved to Southern California in 1947 and worked for Chevron until he retired after 38 years. George was preceded in death by wife of 49 years, Mary LaVerne, son George Warren, daughter Denise Russell and sister, Evelyn Frame. George is survived by his wife, Viola, daughter, Jo Anna Teel, nephew, Richard B. Goodner, 2 grandchildren, and 5 great- grandchildren. George will be interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) Honolulu, Hawaii. Memorial services will be held Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM.
HENRY AKIRA IWASAKI Age 84, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 15, 2014 in Wahiawa, HI. Born February 6, 1930 in Wahiawa, HI. He retired from the United States Army. And was a retired carpenter. He is survived by wife, Jean Iwasaki; son, Todd Iwasaki; daughters, Kathy Iwasaki, Traci Iwasaki; brother, Kenneth Iwasaki; sisters, Florence Kawashima, Alice Magallanes. Private services were held.
EDITH SUZUYO NOGUCHI Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 14, 2014 in Wahiawa, HI. Born May 8, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. She was a member of Konko Mission, Wahiawa and Wahiawa Hongwanji. She is survived by son, Hugh Noguchi; daughter, Lyann T. Makishima; brothers, George T. Shimao, Andrew T. Shimao; sisters, Rose Nanbara, Florence Shijo; 1 grandchild. No monetary offerings. Private services were held.
JANE MICHIKO ISHIKAWA Age 85, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 26, 2014 in Aiea, HI. Born November 12, 1928 in Wahiawa, HI. She was retired from the Federal Government. She is survived by husband, Melvyn H. Ishikawa; sons, Samuel (Margaret) Ishikawa, David (Lynn) Ishikawa; daughters, Ruth (Robert) Montgomery, Priscilla (Clayton) Arakawa; sister, Kathryn Sugiyama; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (July 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.
ROSITA LOLY UNICO CALDERON Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 6, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born December 5, 1926 in Pangasinan, Philippines. Former school teacher and supervisor with Del Monte. She is survived by spouse, Cirilo M. Calderon; son, Andrew (Virginia) Calderon; daughters, Betty (Alonzo) Fitz, Chita (Pruden) Visitacion, Delia (Peregrino) Visitacion, Elsa Calderon; step-mother, Amancia S. Unico; brother, Joseph (Fely) Unico; sisters, Mercedes Bugarin, Demetria Toledo; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (July 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.
JOSEPH MALTBY IV 82, our gentle, loving, and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, died June 29, 2014 at Kobacker House hospice in Columbus, OH. He was born September 22, 1931 in Long Beach, CA and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High in 1948. He received his BA (1952) and his MA (1957) in English from Stanford University and his PhD (1963) in English from the University of Wisconsin. Joe spent the next 33 years at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, retiring as Professor Emeritus of English in 1995. During those years he served as Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences (1964-67), Assistant Chair and Chair of the Department of English (1968-73), and member of many university committees and numerous cultural and arts councils and boards in Honolulu. He was an exceptional and popular teacher who developed and taught a variety of courses with a special fondness for Shakespeare. Many in Hawaii will remember his perceptive drama reviews for the Honolulu Advertiser (1966-70) as well as his thoughtful and witty classical music and opera reviews for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1977-88). His wonderful sense of humor and his distinctive, infectious laugh proved often how much he loved life. And he was passionate about movies old and new, classical music, theater, politics, world travel, good food and drink, and his 10,000-book library, which he has been re-reading since his retirement in Columbus in 1997. He is preceded in death in Long Beach by his father Judge Joseph Maltby III, mother Helen Cook Maltby, and brother Dr. James Maltby. Joe is survived by his companion and wife of 40 years, Nancy Ellen Maltby; daughters Melinda Susan Maltby (James) Purdy and Rebecca Lynn Maltby; grandson Michael Joseph Graue; mother-in-law Betty Brown; first wife Joyce Maltby Boroughs; nephews and niece; and many friends in Columbus, Hawaii, and California. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL. Contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to OhioHealth Hospice, c/o the OhioHealth Foundation, 180 E. Broad St., Floor 31, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or to Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Ave., New York, New York 10001. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
HATSUE OKATA Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 2, 2014 in Waipahu. Born July 23, 1926 in Lahaina, Maui. Hatsue was a retired Cafeteria Manager from Waipahu Elementary School. She is survived by husband, Tetsuo Okata; son, Leland Okata; daughter, Clare Maeda; sister, Yoshie Higuchi; daughter- in-law, Debby Okata; 3 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.
ITSUTO FURUKAWA Age 90, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 20, 2014 in Wahiawa, HI. Born March 1, 1924 in Waipahu, HI. He is survived by son, Michael (Fran) Furukawa; daughter, Debbie Matsumoto; brother, Roger (Thelma) Furukawa; sister, Lillian Komatsubara; nieces and Nephews; 4 grandchildren. Private services were held. No monetary condolences.
JOSTON ASHLEY JACKSON Age 24, of Kailua-Kona, passed away July 3, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born January 24, 1990 in Korsae, Federated State of Micronesia. He is survived by parents, Ashley & Daisy Jackson; brothers, Hamilton Jackson, Joseph Jackson, Lambert Jackson, Sylvan Jackson; sisters, Shra Seymour, Ruth Charley, Notwe Benjamin, Selyn George, Takae Jackson. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7/23 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial will take place in Micronesia at a later date. Casual Attire.
Celebrating the Life of EDWARD TORAO KANAYA August 26, 1923 May 27, 2014 Edward “Ed” Torao Kanaya had a lifelong love for music that began as a teenager at Washington Intermediate School and carried his spirit through the next eight decades of a remarkable life. Ed played the ute and piccolo beautifully. He had the rare distinction of performing with the Army Band overseas, then with the Royal Hawaiian Band and, later, the Honolulu Symphony from 1955-1975. A 1941 McKinley High School graduate, Ed’s studies at the University of Hawaii were interrupted by World War II. Determined to prove his loyalty, he served in the Hawaii Territorial Guard, Varsity Victory Volunteers, and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After the war, Ed found a love greater than music in his beloved Betty. Their honeymoon lasted 66 years. He also found his calling in music education. After earning musical degrees from Lawrence College in Wisconsin and Northwestern University, Ed began a career showing students how to embrace music and the arts. His teachings and serving as band director for his musical “alma mater” Washington Intermediate was a 25-year highlight that led him to say that he never worked a day in his life because he enjoyed his job so much. Ed founded Washington’s pioneering summer band program in 1955. The program continues to thrive today. Ed also served on the Hawaii Youth Symphony board from 1977 to 1982. He retired in 1979, but his impact is everlasting. Washington’s students today learn about music in the Edward T. Kanaya Band Room. In retirement, Ed continued to teach music at Highlands Intermediate School. He also enjoyed working out at the Atkinson and Nuuanu YMCAs. Ed’s legacy is everywhere in Hawaii’s musical education. He co-founded the Oahu Band Directors Association and helped organize the annual Hawaii Music Educators Association Summer Camp. But more than anything, and what made him proudest, were the thousands of students he was able to reach with his love of music and how so many of them went on to teach, instruct, and inspire future generations in Hawaii. Ed had a rich and wonderful life and passed away peacefully in Las Vegas on May 27 while on vacation with his family. Ed is survived by wife Betty, son David (Wendy), daughter Wendy Ichiyama (Jay), daughter-in-law Christa (Gary); grandchildren Lea Wong (Derek), Jenna Kanaya, Kara Ichiyama; great grandson Skyler Wong and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with Ed’s wishes, a private funeral service was conducted. Donations in memory of Ed Kanaya can be made to the Hawaii Youth Symphony, 1110 University Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96826. Condolences may be sent to: Betty Kanaya, P.O. Box 110, Kaneohe, HI 96744
CELESTIA INIBA ROHR Age 66, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away July 3, 2014 in Las Vegas. Born November 30, 1947 in Philippines. A retired Halekulani Hotel housekeeper. She is survived by husband, Ronald T. Rohr; son, Ronald T. Rohr, Jr.; daughter, Cely Rohr; sisters, Lerma Iniba, Elisea Masatalia, Visitacion Miranda; brother, Pepito Iniba; 1 grand- child. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (July 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
SISTER M. AURELIA SANCHEZ Age 72, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 25, 2014 in Torrance, CA. Born June 24, 1942 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. She was a member of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary. She is survived by sisters, Eduvijes Sanchez, Tesoro Alvarez. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 22) at Resurrection of the Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu) Mass 7:00 p.m. Vistitation also 8:00 a.m. Wednesday (July 23) at Resurrection of the Lord Church, Prayer Service 8:30 a.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.