Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

COLETA PAGUYO NICOLAS

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

$nameCOLETA PAGUYO NICOLAS Age 97, of Aiea, HI, passed away April 23, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born March 5, 1918 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by nieces, Nicolasa "Lasing" N. Edrada, Arsenia N. Mauricio, Caridad N. Doronio, Juanita N. Mauricio, Erlinda N. Narciso, Zenaida E. Akana, Gliceria N. Mangaoil. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (June 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Wednesday (June 3) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

BISHOP DWIGHT RYOKAN NAKAMURA

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

$nameBISHOP DWIGHT RYOKAN NAKAMURA Retired Bishop Dwight Ryokan Nakamura quietly entered Nirvana on March 23, 2015 in Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was 88. Born Takeo Nakamura on June 6, 1926 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Ordained as a Jodo-shu Buddhist minister he was given the name Ryokan. He first came to Hawaii in 1954 as a missionary devoted to rebuilding Jodo Buddhism in Hawaii. His ministry began at the Jodo Mission of Hawaii; resident minister at Kurtistown Jodo Mission (1956 -1964) and Hilo Meishoin Mission (1964 -1980). Served as Bishop of the Hawaii Council of Jodo Missions for 10 years until his retirement in 1990. Returned to his native Japan where he was appointed resident minister at Seikyuji Temple in Shiga and Tokuunji Temple in Aihi and as Abbot of the historical Daijuji Temple in Okazaki, the official memorial to the Shogunate Ieyasu Tokugawa. In September 2003, Ryokan was nominated and accepted to become the Bishop of the Hawaii Council of Jodo Missions for the second time. He returned to Hawaii to devote his final life's period to perpetuate the Jodo Buddhist movement in Hawaii. During his tenure as Bishop and over 60 years of scholarly labor in the quiet moments that punctuated a grueling round of priestly and administrative duties he produced a steady stream of articles, sermons, letters and translations and found time not only to participate in a wide range of community affairs, but also to give religious instruction and spiritual counsel to anyone who sought them. Over his career he officiated countless weddings, blessings, memorial services and funerals as well as broadcast over 1500 radio sermons and taught religion classes at the local universities. He served as President of the Hawaii Buddhist Council and was actively involved in the Hawaii Association of International Buddhists (HAIB) movement. Survived by daughters Chandra (Ronald) Kanemaru of Honolulu & Dana Nakamura of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; grandson Kellan Kubo (Jennifer Aquino) & great grandson Kolten Kubo of Las Vegas, Nevada; granddaughter Carly Kanemaru of Aiea; brothers Takao (Keiko) Oshima, Masaomi (Tomiko) Nakamura, Yukio (Shizuko) Nakamura & sisters Michiko Omori & Kazuko Shibagaki of Nagoya, Japan and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death: wife of 35 years, Edith Namiye (Kida) Nakamura & son Earnest Wasui Nakamura; brothers Takachika & Dr. Tomoharu Nakamura and sister Kiyoko Funabashi, of Nagoya, Japan. A special "Kyokuso" memorial services to be held 11:00 am, Sunday, May 31, 2015, Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki Street. Visitation from 10 am. Private inurnment services to be held at Daijuji Temple, Okazaki, Japan.

BERNARDINE MALUHIA KIM LAN SAM FONG

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

BERNARDINE MALUHIA KIM LAN SAM FONG Age 76, of Papakolea, passed away May 16, 2015 in Kaneohe. Born June 23, 1938 in Papakolea, Honolulu. Retired Physical Education and Health Teacher for the Government of Guam Department of Education. She is survived by brother, Willard Kealii Sam Fong; sisters, Francille Lee, Leimomi Kama. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday 6/1 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Auwaiolimu Ward Chapel, 1931 Lusitana Street, Honolulu, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers Welcome.

PHILIP N. SAVINO

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

PHILIP N. SAVINO Philip N. Savino, 67, of Sterling, VA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Reston Hospital. Born on December 6, 1947 in Frankfurt, Germany, he was the only son of Jacqueline Petit and the late Dominick Savino. He worked at Mitre Corporation for 35 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Erlinda Savino; daughter, Nicole Savino; granddaughter, Zoey Obedoza; his mother, Jacqueline Savino; mother-in-law, Virginia Danguvich; and step son, Daniel Ramiscal. Memorial services were held privately. Arrangements entrusted to Adams Green Funeral Home, Herndon Virginia.

Tsuyako Higa

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

TSUYAKO HIGA Age 100, of Honolulu, passed away April 29, 2015 in Kaneohe. Born August 12, 1914 in Honolulu. Retired from Queen's Medical Center. She is survived by son, Nelson (Grace) Nakagawa; daughter, Carol M. (Jeff) McLeod; brother, Kenneth (Masako) Tsuchida; sister, Yaeko Kobayashi; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- childen. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday 6/4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

ISABEL GALICINAO CARLOS GUERRERO-ANCHETA

Posted On May 27th, 2015 -

ISABEL GALICINAO CARLOS GUERRERO-ANCHETA Age 101, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 21, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born November 3, 1913 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Bienvenido (Tessie) Guerrero, Jovencio (Varne) Guerrero; daughters, Priscilla McClellan, Vangie (Jack) Butler, Lita (Marc) Ketzel, Julie Ancheta; brothers, Benjamin (Gloria) Carlos, Agapito Carlos, Federico (Marcelina) Carlos; 8 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Tuesday (June 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Program 9:30 a.m. Prayer service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

MYRON KENNETH KELII GUERRERO

Posted On May 27th, 2015 -

$nameMYRON KENNETH KELII GUERRERO 24 June 1949 - 11 March 2015 Myron passed away in the Hilo Medical Center with his wife Tamiko and youngest son Kino at his side. He succumbed to lung cancer, which he gallantly fought for the last three years. He answered the Lords' call Home to Heaven, just five weeks after his mother was called Home by the Lord. Born on June 24, 1949, to Lois and Howard Guerrero Sr., in Honolulu, Hawaii Myron was the youngest in the family of three boys and two girls. He was affectionately called "Nii" short for Niihau by his mother, family, and close friends. Myron attended Saint Augustine School, University Elementary and High School. Learning to surf in Waikiki at the age of eight he became a lifelong surfer who cultivated his skills with the long board. Myron also was an accomplished surfboard shaper, who quietly and humbly earned his place as one of the respectable surfers on the Westside of Oahu. At eighteen years of age Myron enlisted in the Army and upon graduation from his basic training, General Westmorland personally requested Nii serve as his Crew Chief for both Westmorland's airplane and helicopter at Andrews AFB in Washington D.C. However, being the Hawaiian that he was, Nii disliked the snowy weather of Washington D.C. and to considerable objection of his superiors he volunteered for Vietnam duty. While serving his two tours in Vietnam Nii was a Crew Chief and gunner for the UH-1H Huey gunships that flew the Nighthawk missions. Myron loved his country and answered Her call in a time of need; he was a true patriot and a warrior to the very end. Upon returning to Hawaii from his tours in Vietnam Myron moved from Honolulu to Hilo where he resided for the remainder of his life in Mountain View. He loved to surf at Pohoiki Beach where he was known to encourage others to enjoy surfing and all water sports. His warm smile, soft laugh, and sparkling green eyes will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Myron is survived by wife Tamiko, sons Hauoli of Fountain Valley, CA, Kapono of Honolulu, and Kino, daughters, Kristie Nourrie (Jay) and Leimaile, both of Honolulu; brother, Lloyd P., sisters Penny-Mae Takahashi, Cheri-Ann Guerrero both of Fountain Valley, CA. and five grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles along with numerous of cousins. A Celebration of Life gathering will take place at Holoholo's Bar and Grill on June 3rd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Myrons' ashes will be interned at Punchbowl National Cemetery on Friday June 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

LOIS K.L. GUERRERO

Posted On May 27th, 2015 -

$nameLOIS K.L. GUERRERO April 10, 1923 - February 3, 2015 Early Wednesday morning, on February 3, 2015 while at Kaiser Sand Canyon hospital in Irvine California, Lois slipped peacefully away, answering the Lord's call Home to enter the Gates of Heaven. Lois Kathleen Lauae-O-Makana was born on April 10, 1923 and was the third of seven children born to Rachel and Frank Cabral Sousa, Jr. in the Territory of Hawaii. Mother of five, she was affectionately referred to as Puna by her grandchildren; great-grandchildren along with many who were dear to her. Mom lived in Fountain Valley, California with daughter Cheri and grandson Hauoli for the past twenty-three years. At the tender age of four years, Lois learned to dance the hula, thus began her lifelong love and appreciation for the hula and all that is Hawaiian. As a young adult who danced hula, she was among the USO performers who entertained the military troops during WWII. She also was among the performers who greeted the Matson passenger liners (the USS Lurline, Mariposa, and the Monterey) during the 1940s and 1950s. Lois danced at several Waikiki hotels and nightclubs as a featured hula dancer. Lois traveled extensively touring the United States promoting Hawaii and the Shriners Hospital. While still in high school, Lois learned to knit which was a life-long enjoyment for her. She knitted countless pairs of baby booties and sweaters for family and friends and she knitted socks for our father. Mom learned to needlepoint and loved it, making over 100 Christmas Stockings for family and friends. Her love for knitting and needlepoint has been passed on and will be continued with her daughters, great-granddaughters, and nieces. Puna volunteered at Punahou School PFA office for more than a decade when her grandson Hauoli Guerrero attended school there. She was a life member of the Daughters of Hawaii and a longtime member of the Outrigger Canoe Club. Preceded into Heaven by former husband Howard L. Sr., Howard L. Jr. and Myron K.K. Guerrero, Lois is survived by her son Lloyd P. Guerrero, two daughters, Penny-Mae L. Takahashi (Ron), Cheri-Ann K. Guerrero, two sisters, Geraldine Alama and Mamo Howell, eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life gathering for both Mom and Nii will take place on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at Holoholo Bar and Grill located at 2494 Beretania Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Family will privately scatter her ashes at a later date.

Rodrigo “Eping” Aquiat Ramos

Posted On May 27th, 2015 -

RODRIGO EPING AQUIAT RAMOS Age 81, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 4, 2015 in Waipahu. Born December 2, 1933 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Rodrigo was retired from the U.S. Navy. He was a combat veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He is survived by daughter, Dr. Rhodelynn Ramos; sister, Victoria Rivera, and nieces. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Monday (June 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Tuesday (June 2) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 9:00 a.m. Committal service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

DARLENE “DAR” DELA CRUZ FELICIANO

Posted On May 27th, 2015 -

DARLENE DAR DELA CRUZ FELICIANO Age 27, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 17, 2015 in Waiamanalo, HI. Born July 3, 1987 in Honolulu, HI. She attended St. Theresa Catholic Church, Honolulu. She was a zone merchandise supervisor at Walmart, Keeaumoku. She is survived by parents, Cherry & David Feliciano; brothers, Darwin (Marjorie) Feliciano, Darryl (Tiffany) Feliciano; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 a.m., Sunday (May 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (Jun. 1) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Toyohiro “Toyo” Shimabukuro

Posted On May 26th, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-05-26 08.57.03TOYOHIRO TOYO SHIMABUKURO Age 79, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 22, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 21, 1936 in Waimea, Kauai, HI. Proprietor of Ono Hawaiian Foods Restaurant, Kapahulu. A member of the Ironworkers Union, Local 625. A U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Kathleen “Kathy” Endo Shimabukuro; sons, Kevin (Ramona) Shimabukuro, Robert (Melveen) Yamamoto; daughters, Renee Haunani (Jeff) Muraki, Shelli Yamamoto; brother, Clayton (Cynthia) Oh Young; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Saturday (May 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Monday (June 1) at Mililani Memorial Park.

Dalmacio “Danny” “Maso” Saoit Acosta

Posted On May 25th, 2015 -

DALMACIO "DANNY" "MASO" SAOIT ACOSTA Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away April 10, 2015 in Honolulu. Born July 9, 1944 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by companions, Herminia M. Ramos, Rosalina Gasper; son, Gregorio (Glenda) Acosta; daughter, Susan Acosta; brothers, Ruperto (Iluminada) Acosta, Rodney (Leonida) Acosta, Leodegario (Marita) Acosta; sisters, Julia (Diosdado) Gattu, Eugenia Bermudez, Apolonia Agarma, Regina (Prudencio) Mentac, Nena (Alexander) Lacar; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 5/29 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Saturday 5/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

ELSIE KAM MOI (SEU) YOUNG

Posted On May 25th, 2015 -

$nameELSIE KAM MOI (SEU) YOUNG Elsie Kam Moi (Seu) Young passed away peacefully on January 23, 2015 in Hacienda Heights, California. She was 86 years old. Born in Chinatown, Oahu, for 85 of those years she called Oahu home, moving to Los Angeles in 2013 to be close to her children. In 1950, Elsie married RIchard Kam Leong Young, who called her his "Bright Eyes" and "sparkling sapphire of the topics." They were married for 45 years. Elsie was very active in the Pearl City community, and in the 1960's helped make the Pearl City Regional Library a reality. Proud of her Chinese- Hawaiian heritage she volunteered at the Bishop Museum and conducted Chinatown walking tours for many years. In her "retirement" she was an enthusiastic member of the Pearl City Swim Club. Elsie had sparkling eyes and a beautiful smile that would light up a room. She loved good food and was an enthusiastic and accomplished cook/baker. Her other passion was flowers and she created artistic and original flower arrangements. She enjoyed traveling, delighted in meeting interesting people, and generously opened her home to travelers from around the world. She is survived by her children, Robert, Patricia, Michael and Kathleen; grandchildren, Joy, Jodie, Daniel, Kevin, and Kiley; sister, Hazel (Seu) Fantz; and extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Richard Young, and siblings Sung Dai Seu, Cordelia (Seu) Kong, and Dora Seu. A brief memorial service will be held at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on July 8, 10:30 a.m., and her ashes placed with her husband's. A luncheon at Wah Kung Restaurant follows at noon (1151 Mapunapuna St, Honolulu, HI 9681).

ROSALINE SHIGEYO ISHIHARA (TOKUNAGA)

Posted On May 25th, 2015 -

$nameROSALINE SHIGEYO ISHIHARA (TOKUNAGA) Rosaline was 96 years old when she passed away on April 16, 2015. She was a graduate of McKinley High School and Phillips Commercial School. "Rosie" was a member of the YWCA when she met "Yoshi". Other affiliations included The Japanese Women's Society, Zonta Club of Honolulu and Credit Women - International, where she was a past president. She was married for 59 years to Yoshimasa Ishihara and had five children: John (Gail Rabideau), Robert, Isaac (Faith), Joan (Wayne) Nakamoto, and Susan Ishihara. Her husband, and only brother Itsuo, predeceased her. Rosie worked long hours at family owned G. Ishihara & Son, Inc., dba Hallmark Jewelers, where she "married" happy couples who trusted her with their important wedding ring choices. They would frequently return to see her for other special purchases. Her favorite vacation spot was Las Vegas, playing "BINGO!" We will miss her kind and gently ways, her "shaka" signs and beautiful smiles!" The family would like to thank Helen Agbayani and Islands Hospice for their compassionate care, and to Rev. Yoshinobu Sato who gave her healing massages. Rosie is also survived by grandchildren: Kirk (Helen), Kyle (Kathy), Keith (Monique Shimamoto) Nakamoto, Kanoa Ishihara, and four great grandchildren. Private services held.

WAH KAM CHING

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameWAH KAM CHING Wah Kam Ching of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully at his home on May 1, 2015. He was born in Punalu'u, Oahu, on November 4, 1920, the fourth of sixteen children to Yan Quong and Tom Shee Ching. In 1929 he moved to On Ding, China to live with his grandparents. He returned to Honolulu in 1940 and worked at Pearl Harbor as an electrician helper and a heavy equipment truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. After WWII, he worked at Fort Shafter Motorpool as a truck driver, retiring in 1975 after 33 years. In 1977 he worked for the State of Hawaii as a custodian, retiring in 1984. After retirement, Wah Kam enjoyed traveling to China, numerous times with his wife, Rose. He enjoyed his weekly visits to Chinatown to meet with friends and frequented the Chinese History Center to talk story. He was a member of the See Dai Doo,Ching Clan and Yin Sit Sha societies. He is survived by wife Rose; son Kamson (Cheryl); daughters Darrylyn (Daniel) Rawlins, Alva (Phillip) Primm, Jana Doucette; 6 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren; brothers Walter, Godfrey, Robert, Gerald, Gordon, Vernon; sister-in-law Frances Ching; sisters Juanita Lam, Abigail Kam, Mary Jane Ching, Vivian Zimmerman, Loretta Nekota. Visitation 10:30am, Service 11:30am Thursday, May 28 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Burial 2:00pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

BUENAVENTURA TORANG PALUMARES LORENZO

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameBUENAVENTURA TORANG PALUMARES LORENZO Age 95, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 9, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born November 6, 1919 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Buenaventura was retired from the Federal Government. He was a member of the Fil-Am Vets, Filipino- American Veterans. He is survived by sons, Ernesto (Marcelia) Lorenzo, Gaudencio (Eugena) Lorenzo; daughters, Josephine Eugenio, Anita (Tomas) Nino, Merlita (Juanito) Degala, Buenalina (Jose) Agag; sister, Marcelina Cristobal; 21 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren; numerous great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Thursday (May 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Friday (May 29) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ANA BALAOING ARINZANA

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

ANA BALAOING ARINZANA Age 86, of Aiea, HI, passed away April 14, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born May 24, 1928 in San Felipe, Zambales, Philippines. A member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea and Mayantoc Association of Hawaii. Previously worked as a public school teacher in Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines. Predeceased by husband, Isaac. She is survived by sister, Maria B. Lucero; nephews & nieces. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (May 27) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jane T. Lyman

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameJANE T. LYMAN Age 93, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2015 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. She is survived by her brother Alfred (Patsy) Kouchi and a niece, a nephew, two grand nieces and a grand nephew. She was predeceased by her husband Richard "Papa" Lyman, Jr., a former State Senator from the Big Island and a Bishop Estate trustee. Private services held.

Adam Ronald Brun Jr

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

ADAM RONALD BRUN JR. Adam Ronald Brun Jr. of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on May 6, 2015 at the age of 51. He was born on January 25th 1964 in Lihue, Kauai. He was preceded in death by his father, Adam Ronald Brun Sr. He is survived by his children Alana (Darren) Agustin, Waylon Brun, Kierra Bukoski, two granddaughters, mother Glenda Vierra, siblings Robert (Lorna) Brun, Rhonda (Brun) Sanchez, Stephanie (Bambridge) Aona, Leona Brun, Shana (Lance) Ling and Angela (JJ) Prigge, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces. A celebration of Adam's life will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at St. Raphael Church 3011 Hapa Road, Koloa. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with Mass to follow. Western attire is requested.

Raymond H. Yamauchi

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

RAYMOND H. YAMAUCHI Age 79, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 17, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born July 31, 1935 in Hilo, HI. Retired from Hawaiian Telephone Company. He is survived by spouse, Beatrice H. Yamauchi; son, Rodney (Melinda) Yamauchi; daughters, Lori (James) Takasaki, Cheryl (Douglas) Hirahara; brothers, Allan (Janet) Yamauchi, Richard (Amy) Yamauchi; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Private services held.

Audrey Wilhelmina Lewis Mangrobang

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameAUDREY WILHELMINA LEWIS MANGROBANG Age 85, of Aiea, passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2015. She is survived by her husband Benito Lazo Mangrobang, sons Rodney and Kevin Mangrobang, daughter Ashlyn Hose' of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers Gilbert and Robert Lewis; grandchildren Ray Hose', Ryan Hose' of Ft. Hood, Texas and Raynette Hose' of Anchorage, Alaska; great-grand- children Dawson, Bennette, Annette, Vinnette and Zennette. Last Respect Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 27th at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass Celebration: 11 a.m. Interment burial service immediately following (1:00 p.m.) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Ralph Masakazu Miyoshi

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

RALPH MASAKAZU MIYOSHI Age 78, of Pearl City, passed away on May 9, 2015. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired sheet metal worker for the U.S. Government at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Myrna; sons, Kent (Lisa) and Kurtis (Shannon) Miyoshi; daughter, Whitney (Walter) Chikamoto; five grandchildren and brother, Frederick (Frances) Miyoshi. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 10:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

JOHN HARRY RICE PLEWS

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameJOHN HARRY RICE PLEWS John H.R. Plews passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 18, 2015. John was born in Lihue, January 7, 1934, on the Island of Kauai, to his loving parents John Christopher Plews and Edith Rice Plews. John's family, part of the Kauai Rices, was of Missionary decent with direct lineage to William Hyde Rice. His Maternal Grandparents were Charles Atwood Rice and Grace King Rice. He had one sister, Anne Hyde Rice Plews Moncrief, who passed in June of 2014. John spent his first 11 years on Kauai before heading to his Father's homeland of England to attend his father's former school, Charter House. After a brief stay in England, John and his family moved to Maryland where he attended Phillips Academy. He then took his academic pursuits to Yale for Undergraduate studies. Following Yale, John joined the army and was stationed in Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. He served in the army for 2 Years (1956-58) and then attended Harvard Law before finally returning to his family home in Hawaii in 1962. John practiced law for many years at the law firm of Robertson, Castle, & Anthony in Honolulu. His most prominent case was the Robinson vs McBride Water Rights case leading to a Hawaii Supreme Court decision (1973) defining water as a "public resource" and not a "privately owned resource" in the State of Hawaii. However, his real love remained the Garden Island of Kauai, or more specifically Kokee. Spending time at his rustic cabin in the mountains was what John lived for. He was an avid naturalist and would often take world renowned botanists on hikes around the Kokee State Park in order to document the native flora that grow only in those forests. He was an early member and Trustee of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens (NTBG). He was also President of the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society 1974-76, as well as board member and ongoing member of the Historical Society. He was frequently asked to help with historical research due to his nearly photographic memory and numerous notebooks filled with his own personal research. In addition to Hawaiian history and plants, John had a great love of his dogs. He enjoyed their company immensely and they were both his constant companions and nuclear family. His sister Anne was also very close to him. In later years he had daily conversations with her, usually via telephone, to share events and make sure all was well. He is survived by his sister Anne's three daughters and grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth (Emmy) Copriviza (h. Michael), Juliet Edith Moncrief (h. Kuma), Heather Anne Waters (h. Richard), Grand nephew Anthony Copriviza and Grand nieces Courtney Copriviza, Lauren Waters and Katie Waters, and numerous cousins. A memorial will be held at Lihue Cemetery on Tuesday June 30th, 2015 at 4:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, Donations to National Tropical Botanical Gardens (NTBG) or the Kauai Museum would be greatly appreciated.

Ronald Tsugio Sakai

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

RONALD TSUGIO SAKAI Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away on May 9, 2015. Born in Honolulu, he was a sheet metal specialist and co-owner of Kapalama Plumbing and Sheet Metal Shop. He is survived by his wife, Yukie Sakai; son, Leslie T. (Lori) Sakai; daughter, Eileen A. Sakai; granddaughters, Teresa and Melanie; brothers, Uichi, Yoshito and Harold Masaru Sakai. Mr. Sakai was a member of Company H, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Visitation from 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 3, 2015, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

ELIZABETH LISA ANDRADE

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

ELIZABETH LISA ANDRADE Age 91, of Kaneohe, passed away at Aloha Nursing and Rehab. Born in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Richard "Rick", Jr.; daughter, Diane M. Rodrigues; 5 grand- children; 11 great grand- children; 5 great great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (05/30) at Hope Chapel, Kaneohe; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Online condolences at www.leewardfuneralhome.com

JAMES MARSHALL WOOLAWAY (KIM)

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameJAMES MARSHALL WOOLAWAY (KIM) Passed away in his Bend, Oregon home on May 7th, 2015. His sons, James, Michael, Scott and granddaughter, Elle survive him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Graydon Woolaway, father, James Thomson Woolaway, and brother, Graydon Marshall Woolaway. Kim was born at Queens Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii April 15th, 1933 and lived most of his life in the Honolulu area. He attended school at Punahou in Honolulu and later at Cal Poly Tech in San Luis Obispo, California. He served in the Navy as a Submariner on the USS Tang SS-563 from her base in Pearl Harbor and later as a radioman stationed in Japan. Kim was an active member of the Outrigger Canoe Club and loved fishing and sailing. He was also a private pilot who liked to fly his glider on the north coast of Oahu. While he had interests in science, he worked as a commercial realtor until his retirement. After retiring, Kim moved to the mainland where he lived in Pinetop, Arizona and Bend, Oregon. His science interests played out in his hobbies of amateur radio and astronomy. Kim loved to "Soup-up" anything that moved including automobiles, motorcycles, speedboats, model airplanes, and slot cars. He was also an avid outdoorsman where he enjoyed hunting, camping, motorcycle riding, and snowmobiling. Kim will be missed by his friends and family. Services will be held at a later to be announced date at the Oahu Cemetery located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Donations may be made in his name to Partners in Care Hospice in Bend, Oregon or to the American Cancer Society.

WILLIAM KAIPOLEHUA PUNOHU

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

WILLIAM KAIPOLEHUA PUNOHU William Kaipolehua Punohu passed away on March 7 in Anaconda, Montana. He was born in Honolulu on February 20, 1949, and lived most of his life on Oahu. He was a 1967 graduate of St. Louis High School, then worked for Western and Delta Airlines. He moved to Anaconda in 2007 and was of great help to his family. He was unique, very funny, and quite wise about the way the world works. He made many friends at the Happy Endings Casino and was given a wonderful party in his memory. Those who left before him were his parents, Kimo and Elsie Punohu, and his brothers Robert, Neil, and Alika. He is survived by his wife, Vonnie Punohu, son, Paiea, and daughter, Cassandra, and his brother, Raymond (Sue) Punohu. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and a large extended family. Willy has touched the lives of people he never knew, through his generous gifts of sight and other much needed life-saving donations. Aloha, Willy!

CLAUDIA MILDRED KAOHU (BASSO)

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameCLAUDIA MILDRED KAOHU (BASSO) 67, Of Nanakuli, Hawaii. Born January 1, 1948. Passed away March 26, 2015. Supervisor of Hawaiian King Candies (Bric-a-Brac). She is survived by Husband Edward (Chris) Kaohu, Daughters: Josette (Kawika), Jessie (Kalei), Jody, Jennifer, Janelle (Keith), Jhirbrina (Boy) & Jilleen, 18 Grandsons, 13 Granddaughters, 1 Great Grandson, 4 Great Granddaughters & 9 Brothers Gathering 4:30pm Sunday May 31, 2015 At Westside Mauka Pavillion on Lualualei Naval Rd. (Also Known as Kolekole Pass Rd.) Casual Attire. For More Information & Directions Contact Daughter Janelle @ 319-5127 or 668-4162. We would like to thank Leeward Funeral Home.

LAURA HUNG MOI TAM

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameLAURA HUNG MOI TAM Laura Hung Moi Tam was blessed to live a full life and passed away at her home at the age of 94 on Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was born in Honolulu on July 6, 1920 to parents Yen Cheung and Mew Lun Chun Au. She grew up in Kalihi and married Samuel Goon Sum Tam (deceased) of Waihee, Maui. They raised their family in Kalihi before moving to Aiea, Hawaii. She graduated from McKinley High School and the Honolulu Business College. She worked as a demonstrator for Brother Sewing Machine before embarking on a long career with the Navy Exchange System first at the Sub Base Exchange in Pearl Harbor and later at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange. She began as a sales clerk and progressed to special order clerk and buyer. She was a faithful life-long member of the First Assembly of God Church and supporter of Christian Academy at Moanalua/Red Hill. She is survived by daughters Faith Shiroma (Gabriel), Geri Yasuhara (Phil) and Naomi-Grace Chow (Eric); sons Malcolm Tam and Gilbert Tam (Dianne); sister Beatrice Goo; and brother Reynold Au. She was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 26 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Kenton (Karen), and brother, Ernest Au. Services will be on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Borthwick Maunakea Chapel with visitation at 9:30 a.m. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are invited to have lunch with the family following the service at 11:30 a.m. A private burial service will be held with the family at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Her family is grateful for all the expressions of sympathy, love and support. Her family offers its very special thanks to Marge Tam and care giving angels, Michelle and Darleen, for their dedication, compassion and exceptional loving care. Her family also wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Kaiser Permanente, Hale Nani and St. Francis Hospice. Thank you mom, popo, tai tai for your love and cherished memories.

PONCIANO MACASIO DANNOG

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

PONCIANO MACASIO DANNOG Age 90, of Waianae, HI, passed away May 4, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born August 15, 1924 in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son, Medy (Teresita) Dannog; daughters, Celita Aoalin Portela, Noemy (Dante) Dannog-Academa; brothers, Maximo Dannog, Loreto Dannog; sisters, Martina Piedad, Pascuala Morales; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (May 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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