NORAH E. WALKER A celebration of life will be held for Norah E. Walker on Sept. 26 at Waialae Golf and Country Club from 3-5 pm.
NORAH E. WALKER A celebration of life will be held for Norah E. Walker on Sept. 26 at Waialae Golf and Country Club from 3-5 pm.
BRIAN Y.K. KIM 1971 -2014 Brian Kim, 43, son of Raymond and Beatrice Kim, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014. In his youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the Eagle Scout rank. A Son of lolani, Brian graduated with the Class of 1989. Brian went on to graduate from the College of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993. As a member of the Argonaut’s Track and Field team, he specialized in the hammer throw. Brian spent his career with Allstate Insurance Company. He had a second career as a professional photographer. Although he downplayed his efforts and talent, Brian had a lifelong passion and dedication to photography. He began his career as a freelance photographer, getting behind the scenes with his press pass. Brian paved the way for many in the early stages of their modeling careers, generously sharing his time and talent. He was an active member of the Diamond Head Lions Club. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at St. Alban’s Chapel on the lolani School campus. Visitation: 2:00 p.m., Celebration of Life: 3:00 p.m. Attire: Aloha wear. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory is suggested to: lolani School Advancement Office, 563 Kamoku St., Honolulu, HI 96826.
JOANN AGLIAM CUARESMA Age 43, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 29, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born November 5, 1970 in Honolulu, HI. Faithful member of the Apostolic Faith Church, Sunday school monitor and church choir member. Worked at Queen’s Medical Center as an IT computer technician. She is survived by mother, Julia Agliam Cuaresma; brother, Stanley Agliam Cuaresma; uncles, aunts, and cousins. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Sept 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
CHARLES CHARLEY KAZUO NISHIOKA Age 99, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 19, 2014 in Mililani. Born March 15, 1915 in Honolulu, HI. Owner & operator of Charley’s Wholesale Auto Parts, Charley’s Car Care Center. Charter President of the West Pearl Harbor Rotary Club. A member of the Mililani Hongwanji. He is survived by son, Saxon H. (Linda) Nishioka; daughter, Elaine A. (Stanley) Yoshioka; brother, Wilfred Masami (Florence) Nishioka; sister, Gladys Setsuko Yamada; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Private services held.
JAMES ALEXANDER DYKES Oh the Beauty, the beauty Of my beloved birthplace Let it be said You are celebrated, 0 Hilo James Alexander Dykes, 80, of Vancouver, Washington, passed away on the sixteenth of July. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii on October 16,1933 to John and Jenny Dykes of Scotland. He is survived by his wife, Maria Louise Dykes of Vancouver, Washington. Daughters, Kimberly Marie of Denver, Colorado; Kathy Burdick of Portland(Owen); LeeAnn Larson of Yuba City, California (Michael); Sons, Steven Dykes of Lake Oswego, Oregon (Linnea). Matthew Dykes of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Grandkids Jamie Burdick (New York); Alex Dykes, Portland.; John Burdick of Portland and MacKenzie C. Dykes of (Portland). Brother John Dykes of Gladstone Oregon (Heather) and Sister Janet Martin of Sequim Washington (Larry) Nephews: Gregg John Hall of Honolulu (Belinda) Niece: Barbara Paty of Tacoma Washington (Ryan) and Michael Hall of Portland (Kami). He was a great Uncle and Father.. Born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands. He attended Hilo schools. He graduated from Punahou School on Oahu and graduated in Class of 1951. Jim went to the University of Washington and graduated in the Class of 1955. He was a Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity member. Jim received a MBA from Auburn University and also graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School. He attended Air Command and Staff. He flew fighters in the Air Force, and Hawaii Air Guard, then helicopters to Hawaii, New Mexico, Wyoming and South Dakota Army National Guard Units. Jim received the Broken Wing Safety Award for Demonstrating Outstanding Airmanship on March 4, 1978. by the Hilo Army Guard. In addition to all this, he served on many Boards as President or as a board member. For instance, he volunteered as a Hospice caregiver at the VA in Washington State and loved carting Vets around the VA Facility. Jim worked with Bishop Trust Company in Hilo and in Artesia, New Mexico as a Trust Administrator. He retired as Head of the Gillette First Interstate Bank Trust Department in 1999. He was very active in community affairs, was involved with United Way in Honolulu and Hilo. He was an active member and President of the Noon Rotary in Gillette, Wyoming and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary. He was a member of the Elks, a Master Swimmer in Hilo and Gillette. He paddled with a Canoe Club in Hilo and enjoyed Substitute Teaching in Gillette where he received the Homer Scott Award for Outstanding Citizenship for the First Interstate Bank in 1997. He looked forward to heading back to be a cook at hunting camp in Wyoming. Jim was highly respected by Colleagues, Pilots, Fraternity Brothers and many friends and by his family. I HAVE BEEN A VERY LUCKY MAN ALOHA, JIM He has been cremated and his ashes will be spread in the ocean off Hilo by his family and close friend, Bobby Vierra. Private Services will be held on September 21, 2014 at the Hawaii Air National Guard Flight Operations Center. (Call John Carroll— 526-9111 for details)
VIRGINIA JANE DUMADAG FLORES Age 71, of Waipahu, HI, was called home by our Heavenly Father on September 4, 2014 in Honolulu, to be reunited with her beloved husband, brothers, sisters and granddaughter. Born December 20, 1942 in Hamakua, Hawaii. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunty and BFF to many. She will forever be in our hearts. She is survived by sons, Mark (Tammy) Flores, Benjamin (Gina) Flores, Kevin Flores; daughter, Dina (Benjamin) Flores-Castillo; sister, Bernice “Togi” Cidade; 14 grand- children. Celebration of life will be held on Monday 9/22 Visitation 6:00 PM at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 PM; Visitation also 10:15 AM Tuesday 9/23 at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Hwy. Mass 11:00 AM. Burial 1:00 PM at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
KEIKO ISHISAKI JEFFERSON Age 81, beloved wife of 33 years of Roland Maurice Jefferson, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2014, at her home. Born in Japan, she is also survived by her brothers and sisters, her numerous nephews and nieces, all of whom are in Japan, and by her many friends in the United States and in Japan. Private services held.
FRANKLIN ROY PABLO Franklin Roy Pablo, 42 of Honolulu (formerly from Guam), cost engineer and electrician for Wasa Electrical Services, Inc. passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014, on Lana’i. He is survived by his wife, Myra Kamihara-Pablo, daughter, Katalyna Irene Pablo and stepson, Myron (Luana) Kamihara. His mother, Benedict Atoigue and father, Franklin (Tess) Pablo. Brothers, Eric Pablo & Robert Fajardo, and sister, Ronnett (Frankie) Garcia. Grandchildren, Pualani and Isabelle Kamihara. Frank was an avid paddler who enjoyed paddling his “one man” canoe. Frank’s career was demanding but Frank always made an effort to organize a beach day with friends and family. Lastly, Frank was a devoted husband to Myra. Funeral Services on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Church. Visitation at 9:00 am and mass at 11:00 am. Aloha Attire.
VIOLET MARY PA’AHANA Age 92, of Honolulu, HI, passed away September 5, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 29, 1922, in Lahaina, Mau’i. Beloved mother, grandmother. She retired from the Inter- Continental Hotel in Kihei, Mau’i, while living in Makawao, Mau’i. Predeceased by husband, Edward Winfield Pa’ahana, Sr.; Son, Edward W. Pa’ahana, Jr. and Glenn M. Pa’ahana. She is survived by daughters, Lauraline Camacho and Sandra Crumrine, and son Rodney S. Pa’ahana; sister, Dorothy “Ginger” L. A’una of Kailua, Kona, HI, and brother, Robert J. Perreira of Kane’ohe; grandchildren, Lauralee Leslie, Maile Pa’ahana, Renny “Pono” Crumrine, David Dailey (deceased), Pikake P. Pa’ahana, Nohea Pa’ahana, Ricky Espero and Ronnie Espero; 9 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 23rd at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services at 10:00 a.m. and Burial at 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memoriam Cemetery. Flowers Welcome.
EVELYN K H CHOI August 9, 2014 Evelyn K H Choi, 77, retired HI State Library Assistant, died in California. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, she is survived by daughter Sandra (Elarionoff) Tokioka; brothers Joshua Choi and Joseph Choi; granddaughter Jennifer and two great-grandchildren. Interment of ashes at a later date.
RONALYN BARUT ISLAO Age 40, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 26, 2014 in Honolulu. Born November 16, 1973 in Paratong, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by spouse, John S. Martinez; daughter, Joannalie Islao; son, John Ford Martinez; father, Loreto E. Islao; mother, Ofelia B. Islao; brother, Julius Islao. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday (Sept 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept 23) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
HAROLD TAMOTSU KIDA Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away August 31, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 20, 1931 in Honolulu. Electrical Contractor; An avid Pigeon Fancier. He is survived by wife, Iris E. Kida; sons, Clayton Kida, Derrick (Lynn) Kida; daughter, Sheryl (Kent) Kunkel; brother, George (Rachel) Kida; sister, Mabel Teramoto; 5 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 PM Monday 9/22 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel (Waipio); Memorial Service 6:30 PM. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
JAMES JIMMY TAKE TAKESHI TAGAMI Age 84, of Kaneohe , passed away September 1, 2014 in Kaneohe. Born December 23, 1929 in Kona, Hawaii. Owner of Tagami Auto Service, Ltd. Preceded in death by wife Doris Tagami and sister Betty Hashimoto. He is survived by daughter, Judy K. Tagami; sons, Darryl T. Tagami, Dean T. Tagami; brother, Henry (Edna) Tagami; sister, Jeannette (Paul) Hirakawa; brother-in-law, Raymond Hashimoto; grandsons, Lee Maruta, Myles Maruta; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday 9/21 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.
CAPTAIN WILLIAM HARVEY DALTON Captain William Harvey Dalton, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired) passed away peacefully at his home in Madison County, VA on 11 September 2014. Born April 4, 1940 in Forest City, NC, he earned a BA in 1962 and a JD in 1965 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after which he was commissioned a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the U.S. Navy, where he served with distinction for 30 years. CAPT Dalton served several tours in Hawaii, including Executive Officer, Naval Legal Service Office, Pearl Harbor, HI and Staff Judge Advocate to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, HI. CAPT Dalton is survived by his daughter, Jessica Dalton Davis (Michael) of Honolulu, HI and his wife of 24 years, Jane Gilliland Dalton, of Madison, VA, along with many other family members. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison, with the interment following at Culpeper National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203; or Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper, VA 22701.
DAMASO DEMY S. LAGADON Age 82, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 8, 2014 in Aiea. Born February 2, 1932 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Beloved father and grandfather. He retired from Grace Pacific, formerly known as Pacific Concrete and Rocks. A club member of Sampaquita, Pasuquinios & Oahu Fraternal Association. He is survived by sons, Rey (Yolanda) Lagadon of NV; Cresencio “Chris” (Marleen) Lagadon, Nelson (Selena) Lagadon; daughter, Laurie L. (Correy) Marr of WA; grand- children: Justin, Jessica, Chloe, Jasper, Juriel. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Sept 19) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); Family Program 10:00 a.m., Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.
MIYOKO ELAINE YOKONO Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 1, 2014 in Waipahu. Born November 23, 1927 in Ewa Village, HI. Retired as a revenue accounting bookkeeper for Hawaiian Electric Company. She is survived by daughter, Ellen Demchok; son, Roy (Clara) Yokono; 7 grand- children; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.
STACY TONY LAA Age 58, of Waianae, HI, passed away August 20, 2014 in Waianae. Born March 10, 1956 in Honolulu, HI. A member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. He is survived by wife, Karen K. Laa; daughters, Stacynn M. Laa, Starlyn M. (Godfrey) Palacat, Stasha M. Laa, Stanya M. Laa; sons, Stacey S. Laa, Sterling K. Laa; hanai daughters, Valeria, Valanda; hanai son, Virgil; sisters, Shirley Titialii, Rita Laa; brother, Eddie Laa; numerous grandchildren; one great- grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Sept 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Flowers Welcome.
EDWIN EDDIE ALLEN HEISER, SR. Age 68, of Kapolei, HI, passed away August 11, 2014 in Kapolei. Born September 7, 1945 in Hanover, PA. Retired roofer from Alcal Roofing. He is survived by wife, Anna M. Kalinowski Heiser; sons, Edwin A. Heiser, Jr., Michael K. Heiser; daughter, Destry Ann A. Heiser; brothers, James (Christine) Heiser, Roy (Judy) Heiser, Eugene (Petra) Heiser, Allen (Sherry) Heiser; sister, Katherine Fuller; 1 grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers.
GEORGE PO’O WALLACE HI’ILANIWAI KANIHO Age 78, of Honolulu, HI, passed away August 26, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, HI. Retired custodian, State of Hawaii. Also, long time volunteer with the King Kamehameha Day celebrations. Preceded in death by: Parents, George & Gladys Kaniho; Brother, Alvin Kaniho, Sr. Survivors: Wife, Debra Kaniho, Brothers, Elroy (Eleanor) Kaniho, Maxwell Kaniho; Sister, Lorene (Robert) Lawrence; Sister-in-law, Cynthia “Chinini” Kaniho; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10 to 11:30 am, at Oahu Mortuary. Service to begin at 11:30 am, luncheon to follow. Aloha attire is suggested.
DAVID CHONG SHUN LUM September 7, 2014 David C.S. Lum, 92, of Honolulu, spent 35 years as a Federal civil service employee who worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard during WWII, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard. After retiring from his Federal career, he then worked for the City and County of Honolulu for 5 years as a Kaneohe waste water treatment plant operator. He died in Honolulu after a brief illness. He is survived by beloved wife Beatrice Lai Lum, sister Virginia Wat, daughter Shirleen (Eric) Willis, sons Vernon, Warren (Laura), and Mervin (Sandra) Lum, 4 grand- children and 5 great grand- children. Visitation time Saturday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary, followed by services at 10:00. Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. Casual/aloha attire. No flowers.
SHIZUE HIGASHI Age 95, of Pukalani, Maui, passed away on August 15, 2014, in Maui. Born in Hawi, Hawaii, she was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Goro Higashi and son, Howard Kenji Higashi, she is survived by her son, Percy (Flower) Higashi; daughter, Diane (Dennis) Kawauchi; grandchildren, Deni and Dawn Kawauchi, Benjamin and Davin (Becky) Higashi; great-grand- children, Jacelyn Lau and Charlotte Higashi and sister, Hisae Nagato. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.
EMMA MANAUAOKALANI KAAWAKAUO February 8, 1927 – March 16, 2014 Attended St. Andrew’s Priory, Graceland College. Worked for the Department of Transportation and Division of Highways 36 years. Loved learning, reading, movies and CPK. She is survived by her brother Elias Jr. and her many nieces and nephews. Services and internment will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Diamond Head Memorial Park and will begin graveside promptly at 10:00 am and will conclude by 11:00 am. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.
SANTIAGO MONANILIA NAVIA, AKA JUNIOR SANTY KEAKAULAULOA Born Sept 19, 1938 born in Kuliouou, Oahu passed on April 20, 2014 in San Marcos, CA. He was a well known “Beach Boy” teaching Waikiki tourists to surf and was a tandem surfing champion. Santy was also a construction worker, mason, gambler, fisher. He served in the US Army. He was known for his humor and his amazing heart & will be missed by everyone who was blessed to be loved by him. He is survived by daughter, Kristen Kiele (Mike) Thomason; grandchildren, Benjamin Kai, Maya Kalani, and Lucas Kaleo ; siblings, William “Billy” Bray (Trixy) Gasper, Charles “Sonny” Edward (Verda) Gasper, Mary Kahope (Lannie) Berryman, and Franklin Navia; cousins; nieces; nephews & friends. Preceeded in death by sister, Frances Leilani Montgomery. Services will be held at Kualoa Beach Park on September 20 at 9 am, scattering of ashes and lunch to follow. Please visit online memorial http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/Santykeakaulauloa
MAMORU GORI HIRATA Mamoru “Gori” Hirata, age 87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away August 28, 2014 in Honolulu. Born on February 12, 1927 in Hilo, Hawaii, he was a retired carpenter for Hirata Builders. Preceded in death by wife, Lily Hirata, he is survived by daughters, Ann Cowels, Donna (Bill Bigay) Hirata; son, Guy (Jodie) Hirata; sister, Beatrice (John) Hoshino; grandchildren, Nicole Hirata, Kevin Cowels, Matthew Cowels, and Guysen; and great granddaughter, Kiare Nako. Visitation 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 19, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. Private inurnment.
THEODORE WILLIAM VORFELD 76, of Holualoa, Hawaii, died peacefully at home on August 30, 2014 after a year-long battle with cancer. Born in Waipahu November 15, 1937, Ted graduated from Punahou School in 1955 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Upon graduating, he returned to Hawaii to fulfill a scholarship obligation with the Hawaii Sugar Planters’ Association, thus launching a distinguished career in the sugar industry and in engineering throughout the Islands, and founding the well-known local engineering firms Thermal Engineering and Hualalai Engineering. He never truly retired, doing engineering consulting work late into life while managing a mac nut and coffee farm on the beautiful slopes of Hualalai above Kona. He had a lifelong love of the ocean, and especially, fishing. “Live your lives well” was one of his signature pieces of advice to his children. He most certainly lived these words himself. He will always live in our hearts as an extremely kind, intelligent, savvy, generous, gracious and entertaining story- teller who loved and enjoyed his family above all else. He is survived by his wife, Martha Vorfeld; daughter Jan Vorfeld and son-in-law Jim Finn of Mill Valley, CA; son Jeff Vorfeld and daughter-in-law Joanne (Jody) Vorfeld of Albany, OR; step-son, Doug Luce, of Ruckersville, VA; grandchildren Cameron Kurosu, Kirstin Kurosu, James Finn, Kate Finn, Natalie Luce and Christina Vorfeld; and numerous extended family both in the Islands and on the mainland. A private memorial celebration will be held Sunday, October 26, 2014 at home in Holualoa. In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to the American Cancer Society (58 Kino`ole Street, Ste. 104 Hilo, Hawaii 96720) or to the charity of your choice.
HAJIME SENAHA Hajime Senaha formerly of Pearl City, HI, passed away on August 8, 2014 in Fullerton, California. He was born in Ewa on April 15,1926, he was 88 years old. He is survived by sons David, Damon (Tomoko), step-son Jack Thomas Carlisle (Mereane). Daughters Daphne Kumai-Perini (Randy), Shy-Anne Rio (Raymond), Joella Alagan-deceased, step- daughter Jacqueline Carlisle. Brother Stanley ‘Shag’ Senaha (Linda-deceased). Also survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Inurnment services will be at Honolulu Memorial Park, 22 Craigside Place, Honolulu, Hi 96817, November 25, 2014 at 10:30am. Aloha attire, flowers welcome, no koden.
JANICE TSURUKO NAKAGAWA Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 4, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born September 27, 1925 in Wahiawa. Janice was a retired cook from Hale Kula Elementary School & Dots Restaurant in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons, Raymond Nakagawa, Wayne (Sherryl Ann) Nakagawa; daughters, Lana (Wesley) Matsunaga, Lisa (Jaimison) Lefebrve, Eunice (Thomas) Chinen; sister, Yuriko Yamashiro; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren & great-great- great-grandchildren. Private services were held.
JOHN GOEBEL COSTA Age 87, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 28, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 17, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. John was a retired shipfitter from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is survived by wife, Esther Costa. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
STANLEY CASEMARO BALBIN, SR. Age 77, of Kapolei, HI, passed away August 29, 2014 in Kapolei. Born March 4, 1937 in Hilo, HI. Stanley was formerly employed by Grace Pacific & retired from Granite Construction in Reno, Nevada. He is survived by wife, Ruth Ann Balbin; sons, Stanley Balbin, Jr., Matthew (Mirian) Balbin; daughters, Anastasia (Kevin) Kwan, Joyce Lee Naone, Regina (Kyle) Lindsey, Michelle (Mark) Balbin, Jessica (Robert) Gayer; brother, William “Billy” Cepress; sisters, Jane Bearden, Carol McAvoy, Mary Ann Balbin; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 17) at St. Rita Catholic Church (89-318 Farrington Hwy., Nanakuli); Mass 7:00 p.m.
MARIAN ADACHI KOHN Deeply cherished as wife, mother and grandmother, Marian Adachi Kohn died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on August 29, 2014, due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was born March 1, 1929, in Honolulu, to Kurakichi and Betty Kikuyo Adachi, and is survived by her husband of 55 years, Alan; daughters Lizabeth Sawyer (Jeffrey) of Vancouver, Washington, Nancy Kohn of Sequim, Washington, and Diane Heil (Benjamin) of Portland, Oregon, and son Stephen Kohn (Leslie) of Honolulu; and four grandchildren. She is also survived in Hawaii by her brother Thomas Adachi, sisters Florence Murashige and Ruby Takara, and sister-in-law Kiyoe Adachi. Marian graduated from Maryknoll High School and the University of Hawaii, where she then worked for several years as an entomology researcher with the late Professor D.E. Hardy, and as a scientific illustrator, before marrying and moving to the mainland. In 1961, the family moved to Edmonds, Washington, where she was an active volunteer for the school district, preparing outdoor environmental lessons for elementary students. Over the years Marian also co-taught classes as a volunteer in the horticulture program at Edmonds Community College, volunteered at the University of Washington in botany, zoology and at the Burke Museum, and for a year at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Since 1972 the family has resided in ShoreIine, Washington, where Marian became a more active gardener on her larger, nearly one-acre lot. She developed this into one of the finest gardens in the City of Shoreline, with many rare and native plants, where each May up to 140 rhododendron plants are in bloom simultaneously, and where she hosted horticulture classes and visiting botanists and plant enthusiasts. She was widely known and especially appreciated in the Seattle plant community for her generous gifts of plants and seeds to both individuals and public gardens. “Her garden was her resumï¿½.” Donations in Marian’s memory are invited to the D. Elmo Hardy Student Assistance Endowment in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.