Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

WILLIAM J. ALBERT

Posted On September 19th, 2017 -

WILLIAM J. ALBERT WILLIAM J. ALBERT Age 70, passed away on September 10, 2017 in Honolulu. "Bill," or "Uncle Willy," was born and raised in Long Island, New York. At 17, he left home in a VW van to pursue his dream of surfing in California. He was a lifelong surfer who loved the ocean and the great friendships it brought him. He is survived by his wife Camilla, his niece Samantha, nephew John, and many other cherished friends and family members.

KIM FUNG UNG

Posted On September 18th, 2017 -

UNG Kim Fung Ung, 80, beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law & grandmother died peacefully on Tuesday September 5, 2017. Born on 06/16/37 in Canton, China, she was a reliable, loyal & dedicated employee to a few employers and the family business. She is survived by husband John, sons Calvin, Donald & Carroll, 2 daughters-in-law, 3 grandchildren and brother Lum Sing Chan of Canada. Visitation 9am Saturday 09/23/17 at Borthwick Mortuary. Service 10am, Burial 1pm Hawaiian Memorial Park Kaneohe.

Ayako Miyasaki Yamasato

Posted On September 18th, 2017 -

92, of Pearl City, passed away on August 14, 2017. Born in Hilo, she retired from the Bank of Hawaii. Preceded in death by husband, Iwato, she is survived by her son, Owen (Karen) Yamasato; grandchildren, Reid and Jill (Lance Goetz) Yamasato; great-grandson, Jack Yamasato; sisters, Yaeko Haga and Tatsuno Nakamura. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

David A. Kapua

Posted On September 18th, 2017 -

64, of Waianae, passed away on August 29, 2017. He is survived by Chom Sun Shierly; daughters, Crystal (Wilcox) Choy and Cathy; grandson, Lucas; brother, William; sisters, Alice and Momi. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Fagalima Bustamante Kealoha

Posted On September 18th, 2017 -

Fagalima Bustamante Kealoha88, of Hau'ula, passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 5, 1929, in Utulei, American Samoa. She attended Poyer Junior School, (aka: Samoana High School) up to the 8th grade and held many jobs to help support her family while living in American Samoa. She worked as a waitress at a near by establishment and as a housekeeper/nanny for doctors and families of Johnson Hospital in Utulei. Previous marriages to the late Samu Taumanupepe, Sr. and Maeu Paita. She later met and married her love, the late Albert Kihamahana Kealoha. They moved to Hawai'i in December 1962 and later married in Las Vegas, Nevada.She worked at the Dole Pineapple Cannery as a trimmer and retired as forelady in 1989 after 26 years of dedicated service. Her biggest achievement was becoming a U.S Citizen in 1988. She loved, loved, loved her grandchildren and babysat whenever she was needed. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, doing yard work and traveling. She loved to weave or patch her lauhala mats, after picking the leaves, stripping, soaking and rolling it out to dry. She was an expert coconut palm weaver making serving trays, baskets, sleeping mats, windmills and weaving for family parties. She was a self-taught seamstress who enjoyed sewing for others. She believed in prayer and served her Lord Jesus all the days of her life. She was a member of London Mission Society church in Utulei, American Samoa. She was a faithful member of the Kahuku United Methodist Church where she worshipped and served for decades. She more recently attended Wells of Blessings Church in Pearl City under her son, Pastor Lono Kealoha. Preceded in death by her parents: Juan John Bustamante, Sr. and Fagalima Tuilefano; her spouse: Albert Kihamahana Kealoha; sons: Juan Safea Bustamante, Hilo, Hawaii, Tugamau Bustamante, American Samoa, Domingo Taumanupepe, Spokane, WA. and Junior Kealoha,Hau`ula, Hawaii; daughters: Lusia Taumanupepe (Fa`amausili) Pomele, Tafuna, American Samoa; brother; Juan John Safea Bustamante, American Samoa; sisters: Oliana Tuilefano, American Samoa, Taumalatou Pomele, American Samoa, Saposapoaluga Pomele, American Samoa,and Emelia Mana`o Pomele Ta`ala, San Diego, CA. Survived by son, Samu (Judy) Taumanupepe II, Houston, TX., and Lono Maeu (Apati) Kealoha, Kane`ohe, HI.; daughters: Saiselu Kealoha (Joel) Walker, Hau`ula, HI. and To`afa Kealoha (Brad) Heder, Hau`ula, HI.; hanai and step children; Charlotte Hee, Punalu`u, HI., Samuel Kanakanui, Hau`ula, HI. and Grace (Jim) Anthony, Kahana, HI.; sisters Dorothy "Toafa" Wong (Matu`u +) Fa`agau and Gafa Fagalima Pomele (Herman +) Matthews, Waipahu, HI. She was also blessed with 36 Grandchildren; 48 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great-great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. (+) Deceased Services will be held on Friday, September, 22, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Service: 11:00 a.m.

HARUE KISE

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

96, of No. Kohala passed away peacefully on August 30, 2017 at St. Therese Residential Care in Buena Park, California. She was a homemaker in Halaula, HI, a creative seamstress, wonderful cook and always had a smile. She is predeceased by her husband Shintoku of 74 years and daughters Jane and Georgianne Kise. She is survived by her daughters Barbara (Gus) Arguello, Cynthia (Warren) Matsuda, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grand-children, sibling Nobuichi Katekawa and many nephews and nieces. Memorial celebrations for both Shintoku and Harue will be on September 30, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at Kohala Jodo Mission in Kapaau, HI. No Koden. Donations can be made to: Project Kokoro Crafts, 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA 92804.

EVANGESTA “SIMEMAR” BONGO

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

EVANGESTA Evangesta "Simemar" Bongo, 84, of Waianae, a retired Supervisor for Tamura Super Market, Waianae, passed away in a Makaha Nursing home on August 25, 2017. She is survived by husband Samuel Bongo; sons, Samuel "Butchie", Jr. (Deborah - deceased), Don (Janice) and Ryan (Becky) and a daughter, Celeste (David) Ames; sister, Drucilla Abelaye; brothers, Jerry Magsayo & Melvin (Diane) Magsayo; 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Services to be held at Waianae Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Service; 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences @ http://www.dignitymemorial.com

Arthur H. DeCoste, “Moe”

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Arthur H. DeCoste, ARTHUR H. DECOSTE, MOE Arthur Henry (Moe) DeCoste left this earth on September 5, 2017. Moe was born July 21, 1925 in Boston, MA to Augustus and Caroline DeCoste. He grew up in Jamaica Plain, MA and joined the US Marine Corps in 1942. He served with the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific Theater and was listed as killed in action in the Battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands in 1943, but was later found wounded and transferred to Tripler Army Hospital in Hawaii. From there he served at Camp Tarawa on the Island of Hawaii, named by the Marines in honor of one of the greatest sacrifices that they had ever had to make to save the United States. He trained at Camp Tarawa in preparation for the Battles of Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands and was wounded on Saipan in 1944. As a Marine, Moe was the recipient of two Purple Hearts by age 20. After discharge in 1945, he returned to Boston and reenlisted with the Marines in 1946, serving in the Caribbean Islands in Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Cuba. He was again honorably discharged in 1949. Moe returned to Boston and shortly thereafter enlisted in the US Army in 1950. He served at Fort Dix, NJ and in the Korean War from 1950-51. Moe attended Combat Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and because of his expert skills he was transferred to West Point, New York to teach cadets the art of building floating bridges. He then served at Ft. Hood during the Bay of Pigs. In 1963, Moe transferred to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a member of the 65th Engineer Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division. He served in Vietnam in both 1964 and 1966, completing over 25 missions. His final assignment was in Eschborn, Germany in 1967. Moe was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations, including the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation. Moe was a loving husband to his wife, Ruth of Highlands Ranch, the love of his life. He was father to daughters, Cynthia Orlando of Hawaii and Wynne Ellen Day (Deceased), son Charles DeCoste and his wife Linda Decoste of Roxborough Park and predeceased sons inlaw, Robert Orlando and Richard Thomas Day Jr. Moe loved his grandchildren, Mila Orlando Pelekane, Regina Orlando and Jarem Day of Hawaii, Evan and Lauren DeCoste of Denver; and great grandchildren Kai Orlando and Bella Gracie Day of Hawaii. He was loved by all who knew him, including brothers in-law Tom McDonough and Gene Morrison; sisters in-law Carol and Phyllis McDonough and Linda Morrison, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Boston. Six brothers and sisters predeceased him; Pearl, Charles, Albert, Warren, Joseph and Francis. His sister Ruthie Brink survives him at age 96. Moe loved the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, and sipping a screwdriver while he watched! He will be forever in our hearts. Viewing will be from 4-6 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Horan & McConaty on E. County Line Road. A full military burial will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetary on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm. Donations may be made to the Disabled American Veteran's Charitable Service Trust or to Homes for our Troops. Arrangements Provided By: Horan McConaty - County Line

Henrietta Chong Aveiro, “Nora”

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Henrietta Chong Aveiro, C. Aveiro, 93 of Kailua, O'ahu, passed away September 9th in Kailua surrounded by her family. She is survived by brothers Clarence (Nani), Bobby (Mary); Sister Mina (Roy); Sons John (Carol), Stan (Bev), and Rod; Grandmother of 4: John, Kris (Nicole), Kristan, and Stacie (Matt) and Great-Grandmother of 11. Services will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Friday, 9/22/2017. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Service: 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will be at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery at a later date. Casual Attire & No flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Therese “T” Kaapuni Kim Seu

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Therese Therese "T" Kaapuni Kim Seu, 78, of Kaimuki, left us for her eternal resting place in Heaven, surrounded by her family on August 17, 2017. Born in Honolulu on August 2, 1939, a retired cashier of Hardware Hawaii, Kailua & bartendress of over 35 years at Aloha Lounge, Teresa's Lounge & Jose's Mexican Cantina. Predeceased by husband Randolph Kim Seu. Survived by sons; Robert (Julie) Black, and Randolph (Vivian) Kim Seu Jr.; Daughters; Robin (Gary) Kim Seu, Melonie (John) Cavaco and Teri-Lin Kim Seu. Brothers; Joseph "Kepa", Paul & Kenneth Kahunahana, William Kau. 17 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; pet dog & companion, Pono Kim Seu. Services will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Downtown, Maunakea Chapel. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Service over ashes: 11:00 a.m. to noon. Reception to follow on Chapel lanai.

George Takeshi Tokuyama

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

86 of Waipio Gentry, passed away on August 28, 2017. Born in Honolulu and predeceased by wife Ethel is survived by sons Trent and Terry (Kelli) and grandchildren Ian and Sydni. Enjoyed the Nuuanu YMCA and ballroom dancing. Visitation 10:30am and services at 11:30am on September 22, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary in Downtown. Casual attire.

FREDERICK W. ORNELLAS

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Age 71, of Kailua, Hawaii passed away on August 31, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu on November 29, 1945. He is survived by wife, Haunani, mother, Lydia Kamakanoe (Ornellas) Cluney, brothers, Raymond Jr, William and Hanale, 4 step- brothers, 1 stepsister, son, Keli'i, daughter, Ikaika (Kaina) and 7 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30am, Celebration of Life Service 11am on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel.

Amanda Reyna Martin

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Amanda Reyna MartinAmanda Reyna Martin, 65 of Kailua, Oahu, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her three sons on September 13, 2017. She was born on July 17, 1952 in Sogamoso, Colombia. She spent her life as a devoted mother to her sons and as a devout Catholic, dedicated to her parish, St. Anthony of Padua in Kailua. Amanda's joyous life was expressed through her love of the arts, which included hula, ballet, tap dancing, yoga, capoeira, and playing the ukulele. Her contagious smile and energy were perfect compliments to her generosity and kindness. Above all, she loved raising her three sons whom she instilled values of faith. perseverence, and love. She is survived by sons, Major (USAF) Adrian Ikaika (Virginia), Daren Kawika, and Larry Kalani Martin; brothers Nepomuceno, Gilberto, German, and Oscar; sister Cristina; and beloved dog Carmelo. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Kailua on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The celebration of Amanda's life will begin at the church at 11:30 a.m., followed by Mass at noon and burial at 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Share stories and condolences online at kenordensteinfunerals.com. Arrangements Provided By: Ken Ordenstein Funerals

Roy Yoshito Ichimura

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Roy Yoshito Ichimura80, of Waipahu, Hawaii. Roy passed away peacefully at home on July 27, 2017. Roy served in the Air National Guard for 37 years and later worked at Kapolei Golf Course. He will be remembered for his kindness, generous heart, and fastidiousness. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf and cards, and making gau. He is truly loved and will be missed by everyone. Survived by wife Lois; step- children Lorelle and Bruce Chin; sister Mae Plata; and nieces and nephews. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. and Services at 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel on September 23, 2017.

Masashi Kamiya

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

87, of Mililani, passed away on Aug. 24, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, sisters, Janet Dobiesz (Tom), Lilly Shimojo (Harry), Sally Tsuda (Roy), and many nieces and nephews. Services for Masashi will be held at Mililani Memorial Park, Makai Chapel on Friday, September 22, 2017. Visitation at 9:30am, services at 10:00am. Inurnment with Military Honors at 11:00am. Casual attire / Flowers welcome.

Karen Jean Hungerford

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Karen Jean Hungerford65, of Honolulu, passed away in Honolulu on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Visitation at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Calvary by the Sea. Service at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the family home. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Paul Yoshikazu Matsuda

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Paul Yoshikazu MatsudaAka "Paulie" to good friends, passed away peacefully on August 26. Just 68 years old, Paul is a graduate of Hilo High School Class of 1967. Paul was born August 10, 1949 to Seiichi and Totsue Matsuda (deceased). Paul is survived by son Joshua Matsuda, stepson Jesse Suderman, "Sweetheart" Valerie Fugere, goddaughter Keren Siket, sister Jean Young (Robert), nieces Joy Champaloux and Jodie Young. Paul is the Founder and President of The Service Group Inc., a food brokerage company formed in 1979. Devoted Father, partner, businessman, friend, brother, uncle, he is dearly missed. Paul was a friend and teacher to all reminding us what was most important in life. Paul would always say: "Two H's - Healthy and Happy". Services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Hosoi Mortuary in Honolulu. Visitation starts at 3:00 pm, Services start at 4:00 pm. No flowers please. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

James Kinjiro Kanemaru

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Age 94, of Honolulu passed away on August 20, 2017 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu and was a retired fabricator welder. James is survived by sons Gary (Doreen) and Jack (Carolyn); daughter Gail (Nelson) Fukuki; 6 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Private inurnment. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Reverend Randy Roy Reynoso

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Age 55, of Pearl City passed away on September 3, 2017. He was born in Honolulu and was the pastor of Ewa Community Church. He is survived wife Ann K. Kamimura Reynoso; step-son Dan Morales; parents Raul and Priscilla Reynoso and brother Rodney Rick Reynoso. Visitation 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

ANTHONY BLAIR COSTA

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

ANTHONY BLAIR COSTADecember 12, 1958 - August 17, 2017 Anthony Blair Costa, better known as "Tony" to family and friends, a passionate protector of rights for Hawaii's near shore fishing community, died on August 17, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 58. Born and raised in Hawaii, Tony's personal and professional life revolved around the ocean. He grew up surfing, fishing and diving offshore of Niu, developing a love of the ocean at an early age. Tony loved the area and bought a house in Niu, not far from the family home in which he was raised. Tony's other great love was his family, and he was resolute in caring for his children - daughters, 14-year-old Laura Isabella Costa and 12-year-old Sophia Jolie Costa. A member of the Class of 1977 at Punahou School, Tony completed a work-study program in tropical horticulture and botany at the Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden at Lawai, Kauai, from 1977 to 1978. A former part-time commercial fisherman, Tony joined Pacific Ocean Producers in 1993. As Director of Foreign Sales, Tony developed business opportunities for POP in American Samoa, Samoa, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea. Tony also had a strong entrepreneurial streak and was the owner of Hawaii Fresh, LLC, an import-export company that traded in vanilla. He worked with suppliers in Tahiti, Tonga and Papua New Guinea. In addition to his professional life, Tony became a tenacious proponent of community causes that touched his heart. He was a familiar sight at the State Capitol, where he was spokesperson for Hawaii Nearshore Fishermen from 1998 to 2016. He was a well-known advocate of the right of local fishermen to fish near shore waters. Tony was also instrumental in the passage of legislation in 2010 that prevents the sale of publicly-owned Hawaiian fishponds statewide. His aim was to protect and restore historic Kalauha'iha'i, which is located in Niu. He recognized the significance of restoring subterranean freshwater flows and their relationship to healthy coastal fisheries. The legislative victory made possible the ongoing community stewardship and educational programs of the Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center. Among the other organizations Tony supported were Punahou School, the Parish of St. Clement, and the Boys & Girls Club of Honolulu. Tony's interests also included membership in the Hawaii Potters' Guild, and a long-time passion for family genealogy. Tony Costa was born in Honolulu on December 12, 1958. He is survived by his daughters Laura Isabella Costa and Sophie Jolie Costa; his mother, Mazeppa King Costa; sister, Monte Costa; brother, Page Costa of Los Angeles, California; niece Lucella Costa of Los Angeles; and aunt, Virginia A. King of Sebastian, Florida. His father, Robert O. Costa, died on February 18, 1989. Tony was formerly married to Diana Cristina Villa. Family and friends are invited to A Celebration of the Life of Anthony Blair Costa on October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Parish of St. Clement, 1515 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. Memorial contributions may be made in the name of the Anthony B. Costa Trust (to support scholarships for his children), and/or Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center, P.O. Box 240204, Honolulu, HI 96825-0204.

FRANCIS MICHAEL GUIGUI

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

FRANCIS MICHAEL GUIGUIBorn September 14, 1938 in Waialua, and passed away peacefully at home on August 21, 2017, at the age of 78. He graduated from Waialua High School in 1956, served 12 years with the Hawaii National Guard missile unit, and retired from GTE Hawaiian Tel/Verizon after 31 years. He is survived by his wife, Amy; son, Michael; three grandsons, Daemon, Pono, Anthony; brothers, Richard (Momi), Lawrence (Wanda); sisters, Julita (Ray) Ford, Janet Stephens, and many nieces and nephews. The remembrance and celebration of his life will begin at 9 AM, Thursday, September 21, 2017, at St. Joseph's Church in Waipahu, with Mass at 11 AM. Burial services will follow in Kaneohe at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Hillcrest Section III at 2 PM.

GLENN G I CHUN

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

GLENN G I CHUNGlenn Gee Inn Chun, 66, of Honolulu, died September 2, 2017, at the Islands Hospice in Palolo. He was born in Honolulu on November 5, 1950. He worked at the Sheraton Waikiki's Kai Market and Ocean Terrace Restaurant for a total of 38 years. Glenn was a Lung Doo Benevolent Society member and a graduate of Damien High School. Glenn is survived by his wife Maisy Ng Chun; mother Tai Moy Yuen Chun; sisters, Nancy (George) Yasumoto and Lorrie (Wai Sang) Yeung; aunt Goldie Chun Shannon of Fountain Valley, CA., and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Casual/aloha attire.

Basil Kanoelehua Wah Yet Chang

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Basil Kanoelehua Wah Yet Chang79, of Kailua, Oahu, passed away on August 19, 2017, after a short illness. Basil was born in Honolulu, and educated in California where he met wife Katherine (Manu) Ching. He worked at Lockheed Martin as a missile tracker, and for the Honolulu Fire Department as a radio shop technician, where he would eventually retire from after 30 years. He loved to tinker with electronic gadgets and computers, and had a passion for music, movies, photography, and anything to do with his children and grandchildren. Basil is survived by wife Katherine, children: Brad (Lee), Mona Takeda (Andy), Lisa Wong (Wayne), and grandchildren: Laura, Hiilani, Bailey, Keahi, Kekai, and Mahina. Services will be held at St. Andrew's Cathedral on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 11:00 am, in his honor. No flowers please.

JAMES BENJAMIN SEELIG

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

JAMES BENJAMIN SEELIGJune 17, 1927- June 8, 2017 Jim Seelig passed away peacefully on June 8 in Eugene, Oregon. Jim was adopted to Hawaii by Adria and Benjamin Seelig when he was 6 years old. He grew up living in Kailua on the island of Oahu. Jim attended Iolani School and graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of 1945. After his high school graduation, Jim attended college at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington where he earned a Bachelor's of Art in Education in 1951. He served as Student Body President in 1949-1950 and was listed in "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities for 1950-51. In 1951, Jim married his high school sweetheart, Suzanne Johnson. They raised six children and lived together in their home in Kailua for 25 years. Jim and Suzanne divorced in 1975. Jim began working for Hawaiian Telephone Company in 1951. He spent 36 years working in sales and marketing, education and training and retired from Hawaiian Telephone in 1987. He also made use of his degree in education by teaching citizenship classes in the evenings. In 1976, in Hawaii, Jim met the love of his life, Pat Orme. Pat was a British citizen attending a United States citizenship class that Jim taught. Jim and Pat married in 1990. In 1993, they moved to Eugene, Oregon. Jim is survived by his wife Pat as well as his six children from his first marriage; Cecilia (Jerry) Gue, Doug (Ingrid and one grandchild), Terry (Dawn), Tony (Jodie and three grandchildren) Pamela, and Christopher; and by Pat's four children, Greg (Sharon and two grandchildren), Sharon (Jeff and 3 grandchildren), Darrell, and Christopher. Jim is also survived by his two brothers, John and Bob. A private ceremony for scattering of ashes will be at Kailua beach on October 3. A Celebration of Life for Jim Seelig will be held at the Kalama Beach Club, 280 N. Kalaheo Ave. at 11:30 on October 3, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Sacred Hearts Hospice in Eugene, Oregon or Hospice Hawaii in Honolulu.

Florence Mitsuko Yasuda

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

98, passed away peacefully at home on September 2, 2017. Born on September 18, 1918 to Manzo and Shizue Ikeda in Honolulu, she was the last survivor of 10 siblings. She attended Likelike Elementary School, Kalakaua Intermediate School and McKinley High School Class of 1937. She was employed by Dole Pineapple Cannery as a packer for 30 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Tadashi. She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Eve Yasuda Farrells (Jim) of Minnesota, son, Ronald H. Yasuda (Janet Pappas), four grandsons, Timothy and Matthew Farrells, Jon and Troy Yasuda. Funeral services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on September 25, Monday, visitation at 5:00 pm, services at 6:00pm. Burial services will be held at Punchbowl Veterans Cemetery on October 2, at 2:00pm. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Leilani Lee (Abellira) Gilfoy

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Leilani Lee (Abellira) Gilfoy Leilani Lee (Abellira) Gilfoy 1930 - 2017 87 yrs. passed away in St. Lucie County, FL. on July 27, 2017. Born on July 22, 1930, Leilani attended Kamehameha Schools, graduating Class of 1948. She is survived by her husband Ross P. Gilfoy (FL.), 2 Half-Sisters, 1 Half-brother. 5 Sons, 3 Daughters, 16 Grandkids & 6 Great-Grand kids. A "Celebration of Life" Service will be held on Sat.-Sept. 23rd, 2017 from 9am to 12pm, @ The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, in The Kapuni Room (11th Floor). A "Private Scattering of Ashes" to follow. Please send Condolences, Fond Memories, & ANY photos of Leilani to: . Aloha Attire.

Stanley Goichi Higashi

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Stanley Goichi Higashi, 83, passed away on September 8th at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a 1952 grad of Farrington High School, formerly with the Hickam Air Force Base Groundpower Unit, retired from the US Fed Gov't/ GSA/PBS Federal Building in Hilo. Survived by wife, Mae (Minakawa) Higashi, sons, Sterling (Victoria), Stuart, and Steve (Yuko) Higashi; grandsons, Dorian and Donovan Higashi; sisters, Flora Y., Irene J. and Carol S. Higashi; brother, Glenn K. (Joyce) Higashi; brother-in-law, Mike (Etta) Minakawa; niece, Kristie (Kevin) Mashino. Private services. Arrangements Provided By: Dodo Mortuary, Inc. *

EUTIQUIO “KENNY” C. SUMAJIT

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

EUTIQUIO KENNY C. SUMAJIT 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Honolulu. He was a retired electrician from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is survived by his wife, Marina Buccat Sumajit; son Kennedy Samson; daughters, Gemma Eslick and Leilani; grandsons, Jacob and Daniel Eslick. ~ Please see accompanying notice in today's paper for service information ~

Gary Kenneth Stern

Posted On September 17th, 2017 -

Gary Kenneth SternGary Kenneth Stern, 79, of Waikiki, Hawaii, passed away from complications with cancer at Island Hospice on August 26, 2017. Gary was born on December 2, 1937 to Eunice and William Stern. In 1943, at the age of six, he went to live in Palolo with his grandparents Elizabeth and Harry Stern. Pukele Playground was the stomping grounds for him and his bevy of friends. He had many cherished memories of his park "rat" days with the neighborhood kids from the Asato, Clark, Kekona, Asao, Kekoa, and Tringalli families. In 1955, he and his grandparents moved to Kailua. This is when Gary decided to join in 1959, he sought employment with Hawaiian Electric Company. Gary was dedicated to keeping the lights on and took great pride in his job as a lineman. He retired from Hawaiian Electric in 1990 as a working foreman after 31 years of turning darkness to light. Once retired, he enjoyed watching T.V. in his favorite rocker recliner, going to the movies, taking his dog on walks, having lunch with his friend George, and spending quality time with his wife and daughter. Gary treasured his grandchildren and especially loved to be in the audience watching his granddaughter dance hula. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family. Gary is survived by his wife Alexis; daughter, Cheyene (Ryan) Hoshino; grandchildren, Tatum and Cade-Ryan Hoshino; brothers, William (Anita) and Kepa (Kanani) Stern; sisters, Pauahi Cockett, Anela (Paul) Shimizu, and Sandy Barney. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Nu'uanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, service to follow. Casual attire requested.

OPAL MARIE MORGANELLA

Posted On September 16th, 2017 -

OPAL MARIE MORGANELLA95, of Kailua Lanikai passed on August 19, 2017. Born in Neodesha, Kansas. Survived by her Daughters Sue Andresen and Cass Bradley. 4 grandsons, Andre and Kim Une, Brett Harris, Matthew Bradley. 5 great-grand- children and 5 great-great-grand- children. She was TuTu to all of them. A lady of class and style. Attended the Lanikai Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Services will be at Waimanalo Elementary School Cafeteria on Saturday September 23, 2017. Visitation at 12 noon. Service at 1pm. Aloha attire requested. Private scattering of Ashes. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services

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