Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Rowan Tokio Kunimoto

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

(Son-in-law of Violet Ishibashi) Burial services for Rowan Tokio Kunimoto, born in Hawaii and resided in Cerritos with his family. He is survived by wife, Sharlin Akemi Kunimoto; daughter, Trisha Anne Kunimoto; sister, Jean Enoki (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. The service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Florenda (Flora) Ganir Ganotise Elefante

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

Age 88 of Aiea, HI, passed away February 27, 2017. She was born, November 6, 1928 in Aiea. She worked at Levy's Bakery in Aiea and retired from Pay 'n Save Drugstore. She is survived by her daughter, Valerie Elefante; son, Angel R. Elefante, Jr., hanai son, Elpidio (Shareen) Barroga; 2 grandsons, Courteney and Kennedy Bareng; 1 great- grandchild, Ariyana Bareng; 2 brothers, Ren (Nancy) Ross and Quezon King (Mary) Ganotise; a Grand Nephew, Colin Mariano; and a Cousin, Mausolina Agni Ganir Lagua. Visitation, Tuesday, April 4, Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel: Religious Service and Program 7:00 pm. Note date, Thursday, April 6, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (2124 Pauoa Rd); Rosary 10:15 am and Latin Mass 11:00 am. Burial to follow, 1:00 p.m., Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, HI.

MARK ALLAN SWEGLER

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

MARK ALLAN SWEGLER 63, of Kaneohe, Hawaii peacefully passed away at home on the morning of March 16. He was born Feb. 14, 1954 on Guam. At age 14, Mark was a rancher; then in 1972 trained as a master baker at Crown Bakery, Guam, with international master baker Albert Malinowski. He later opened Crown's sister bakery in Medford, Oregon and was the last baker-owner of Ken's Bakery, Waimanalo, Hawaii. Mark was a gifted propagator of orchids, anthuriums, cacao and coffee; a member of Windward Orchid Society and Unified Mark is survived by his mother, Rose Chun Swegler; sisters; Delle "Dee" Swegler (Mark) Nadler and Moana Swegler (Alvin) Luka; uncle, Franklin S.H. (Norma) Chun; aunt, Angie Seegler; numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Delbert L. Swegler; sister Haulani and brothers Morton, Marshall, Morris Leal and Jon Lorin Chun. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30am, April 4 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. Memorial gifts for ALS research are welcomed online at webgw.alsa.org/goto/marksweglermemorial or by mail to ALS Assn. Golden West Chapter, PO Box 565, Agoura Hills, CA 91376. The family may be contacted at dsnadler2014@gmail.com

DOLORES NADINE RAMOS

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

81, of Wahiawa passed away on March 13, 2017 at Wahiawa Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Cedar Rapids, IA and was a homemaker and retired school bus driver. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Frank S. Ramos. She is survived by sons David, Steven and Frank Ramos III; daughters Shirlie Rose, Sharon Hodge, Patricia Bell, Diane Fields and Cathryn Ramos; grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Private service.

Walter Kiyoji Toyama

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

91, of Honolulu passed away on March 9, 2017. Born on December 15, 1925 in Waipahu. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Toyama, daughters, Linda (Leslie) Ibara, and Kathy Toyama, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brother Stanley Toyama and sisters, Jeannette Kamisato and Sharon (Joseph) Katano. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation is at 12:30 p.m. followed by a service at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

MASAE KAKIMOTO

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

Age 100, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 13, 2017 in Kaneohe. He was born May 14, 1916 in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters, Jane S. Nishimura, Evelyn E. Ideta; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Apr. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m.

ANNIE VENDIOLA GURON CORPUZ

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

ANNIE VENDIOLA GURON CORPUZDECEMBER 3, 1925 - FEBRUARY 21, 2017 Born in Lingsat, San Fernando City, La Union PHILIPPINES APRIL 8, 2017 - SATURDAY Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary 45-425 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, HI 96744 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Valley of the Temples 47-200 Kahekili Highway Kaneohe, HI 96744 12:30 NOON - Burial Lunch to follow SURVIVORS - Mercie Ann (Guron) Nahaku - Daughter, Angelino M. Guron, Jr. and Ray Alan (Shelly) Guron - Sons GRAND CHILDREN - Joshua (Helen Kong), Lindsey, Jasmine, Jerome (Pauline Cooper), Jacob, Victoria, Olivia, Jewelianna and Quinton Guron. Alex Nahaku (Brielle Agcopra) GREAT GRAND CHILDREN - Jaycee, Keilana, Nalani, Jaden & Evie Guron and Jillian & Xander Agcopra - Nahaku

FELECIANO “SIANO” IBARRA MARTINEZ

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

Age 81, of Waialua, HI, passed away February 16, 2017 in Wahiawa. He was born October 26, 1935 in Kilauea, Kauai, HI. He was a retired field irrigator for Waialua Sugar. He is survived by wife, Clarita A. Martinez; sons, Jaime (Aileen) Martinez, Norman Martinez, Ronald (Rose Marie) Martinez; daughters, Emilin (Ernesto) Yagin, Anita Salcedo, Remy (Florante) Ines, Rosedelita Martinez, Zenaida Kalahele, Alma (Adel) Pascua, Lori (Chad) Cataluna; 30 grand- children and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Apr. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Apr. 4) at St. Michael Church, Waialua. Eulogy 10:00 a.m. Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Carmen A. Espiritu-Igawa

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

Carmen  A. Espiritu-IgawaCarmen A. Espiritu-Igawa, a resident of Waipahu, Hawaii passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Palolo Chinese Home in Honolulu. Carmen was born to Marcelina Araos and Bernabe Espiritu in Baguio City, Philippines on July 16, 1941. She was 75 years old. Carmen was a retired teacher who taught at the following schools; Waipahu Intermediate School, Waianae High School and St. Louis School. Carmen is survived by her son, Colin Igawa and his wife Sarah; brothers, Teddy Espiritu and his wife Profita, and Tony Espiritu; sister, Jovita Castro; sister-in-law, Zenaida Espiritu; three grand- children, Carter Igawa, Brynn Igawa, and Paige Igawa. Wake service for Carmen will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; visitation from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., service to begin at 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation to be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Resurrection of the Lord; visitation from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., Mass to begin at 9:00 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

PACITA C. TOLENTINO

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 11, 2017 in Wahiawa. She was born January 29, 1929 in Robinson, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI. She was a member of the Filipino Catholic Club and "Na Leo" Choir at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. She was also a member of the St. John A&E prayer group. She is survived by sons, Michael (Ili) Tolentino, Nicolas Acain, William Tolentino, Julius Tolentino Jr.; daughters, Ilona (Dwight) Robinson, Elena (Ken) Gongob, Jackie Davis, Josie (Jerome) Edayan; brother, Gale Caminos; sister, Encarnation Gray; Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Monday (Apr. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m at Mililani Memorial Park.

DARRYL LEE SABLAN TOMITA

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

DARRYL LEE SABLAN TOMITADEC 31, 1960 - MARCH 29, 2016 IT HAS BEEN A YEAR SINCE YOU WENT TO LIVE WITH HEAVENLY FATHER YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED SO DEEPLY BY YOUR WIFE, MAPU, YOUR MOTHER ELLI, DAUGHTER, SONS, GRANDCHILDREN AND FAMILY & FRIENDS. THERE IS NEVER A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT YOU ARE NOT FELT IN OUR HEARTS & SOUL. SO TO YOU DARRYL OUR DEAREST ONE WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR SPIRIT & WE LOVE YOU SO DEEPLY

Violet Yaeko Ishibashi

Posted On March 29th, 2017 -

Burial service for Violet Yaeko Ishibashi, 92-year-old Honolulu- born, resident of Anaheim, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 at Saint Jude Hospital in Fullerton, California, will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. She is predeceased by her husband, Harry Takeo and son, Leslie Glenn Takeshi. She is survived by daughters, Sharlin Kunimoto, Gayle (Allen) Goya, and Darlene (Darrel) Ishibashi Ikeda; daughter-in-law, Sharon Ishibashi; grandchildren, Trisha Kunimoto, Tammi and Staci Ishibashi, Jamie and Jodie Goya, Krystal (Carlos) Urias, Deeanne Harris and Ryan Ishibashi; great-granddaughter, Krysten Urias; brother, Kenneth Tadao (Doris) Nagatani; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Casual or aloha attire.

ANDY Y. NII

Posted On March 28th, 2017 -

80, of Aiea, Hawaii, died on March 10, 2017 in Aiea. He was born in Lihue, Kaua'i. No services. No monetary offerings. Donations may be made to the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education in his memory.

James Hideo Onoye

Posted On March 28th, 2017 -

86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born on November 20, 1930 in Honolulu. He worked at a family business Shimaya Shoten, Limited, a food wholesale distributor and retail store in Kapalama. He is survived by wife, Flora; three sons, Carl, Steven, and David; two grandchildren, Mari and Casey; daughter-in-law, Jo Ann; brother, Ichiro Onoye; sisters Kazuko Ishida and Grace Sonoda. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Shizuko U. Akamine

Posted On March 28th, 2017 -

93, of Honolulu passed away on March 6, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired accountant for KGMB TV (Lee Enterprises). She is survived by son Don (Lynn) Akamine; daughter, Lois (Jeff) Inman; and 4 grand- children. Visitation at 5 pm on Tuesday (April 4) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 6 pm. No koden. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

GARY ANN “NT PIE” “FOXY” CORDEIRO

Posted On March 28th, 2017 -

Age 69, of Kapolei, HI, passed away January 22, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born November 9, 1947 in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Elisha Cordeiro; daughter, Kainani Cordeiro; brother, Joe Buck; sisters, Mary "Kuulei" Stalcup, Gail Kelley, Lucky Hudman; step-mother, Honey Fox; step-brothers, Michael Gomez, Paul Gomez, Danny Gomez, Terrance Gomez; step-sister, Netta Gomez; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Saturday (Apr. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 9:45 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

THEODORE ROME KEKOA AGUSTIN

Posted On March 28th, 2017 -

Age 21, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 9, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born August 24, 1995 in Honolulu. Youngest member of the Hazardiz. He is survived by mother, Kathleen M. Agustin; father, Calixto (Valerie) Agustin; brothers, Alexander Agustin, Marcus Stuart; sister, Brandi Agustin; paternal grandmother, Beatriz D. Agustin. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Sunday (Apr. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

BEATRICE VIDA

Posted On March 28th, 2017 -

Visitation at 9am Saturday April 1, 2017 followed by Mass at 10am at Holy Trinity Chuch. Prior obituary ran incomplete. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

WALTER KUNDIS

Posted On March 28th, 2017 -

Age 91, of Mililani, HI. He was born January 26, 1925 and passed away January 14, 2017. Walter was a PT Boat sailor in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and an U.S. Air Force veteran serving in both the Korean War and Vietnam War. He retired from the City & County of Honolulu. He is preceded in death by wife, Josephine Kundis. He is survived by daughters, Geraldine and Laural Ann; son, Warren; 2 grandchildren; sister, Jean; and brother, Phillip. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Apr. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

BETTY HIROKO HIRANO

Posted On March 28th, 2017 -

76, of Pearl CIty a State of HI Hawaii Paroling Authority Secretary passed away at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Larry K.; son, Mark M.; daughter, Kari N. Arakaki; granddaughter, Spencer; brothers, Dennis Nakaishi, Calvin Nakaishi and Milton Nakaishi; sisters, Linda Nakaishi and Judy Kokubun. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 1, 2017 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Service begins at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Albert Farrant Turner

Posted On March 28th, 2017 -

Albert Farrant Turner91, entered his eternal home on March 19, 2017 at Arcadia in Honolulu. Bert attended Punahou School, graduated from the US Military Academy in 1949,and served in the Army for 22 years. He retired from his military career as a full Colonel in 1971 followed by careers at Chaney-Brooks Inc., and James Greig Associates. Bert was an active volunteer serving as moderator and trustee chair at Central Union Church, on the board or chair of USO Hawaii, the Army Museum, Armed Forces YMCA, and Club 100. He was a member of the Honolulu Rotary Club. Bert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Laurita "Vonnie" Pratt Turner, three sons Farrant (Joyce), Jot (Marietta), and David (Kirsten), six grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held March 31st 10AM at Arcadia Retirement residence.

MARK SHIGENORI HIGA

Posted On March 27th, 2017 -

Age 52, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 16, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born February 7, 1965 in Okinawa, Japan. He was retired from the Department of Defense. He is survived by wife, Lynne Higa; sons, Scott Higa, Matthew Higa; parents, Shigeo & Yoshiko Higa; brothers, Earl Higa, Lincoln (Phyllis Smith) Higa, and Gerald (Lillian) Higa. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Friday (Mar. 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m.

SANTIAGO “SONNY” AQUINO

Posted On March 27th, 2017 -

Age 70, died on Feb 19, 2017. Born in Santa Ilocos Sur Phils, he retired from Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. Survived by wife Tessie Aquino, children Sherwin and Sheryl, siblings Lita Cappal, Edith Mendoza, Virgie Rodriguez and Mario Aquino, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mar 29, 2017- Visitation: 5:30 PM at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service: 6:30 PM. Mar 30, 2017-Visitation 9:30 AM at St John A&E Catholic Church in Mililani, Mass: 10:00 AM, Burial: 1:00 PM at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe

BLAYNE N. OHTA

Posted On March 27th, 2017 -

Blayne N. Ohta, 47 of Kaneohe passed away on February 28, 2017. Survived by Mother: Carol Ann Ohta, Brother: Kyle (Sharyl) Ohta; Niece Kelsie Ohta. He was preceded in death by father Dennis N. Ohta. Visitation Friday, March 31, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary. Service 6:00 p.m. No Monetary Offering, No Flowers and Casual Attire.

Sharon Suzanne Tomas Koontz

Posted On March 27th, 2017 -

Sharon Suzanne Tomas Koontz61, of Waipahu, Hawaii died on March 19, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona. She was born on December 16, 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Benjamin and Emily Tomas. She graduated from Waipahu High in 1973. Sharon is survived by her husband Robert T. Koontz; daughters Dolores Parks (Shan), Lucia Acidera (Chester); sons Armando Salazar (Cathy), Roberto Salazar (Heidie), Carlos Salazar; mother Emily Tomas; sisters Lina Tomas, Linda Felipe, Shirley Rauguindin (Doug), Beverly Tomas, Roxanne Tomas (Jay); brothers Melvin Torricer (Charmine), Clifford Alan Tomas (Mary); and 13 grandchildren: Austin, Elijah, Kaila, Ashlynn, Averie, Ava, Bryson, Brandon, Christian, Jeremiah, Jeriah, Anthony-Noah, Abrahm. She was preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Tomas. A visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a 7:00 pm Rosary on Thursday, March 30th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, March 31st at St. John Vianney Parish, 539 La Pasada Blvd, Goodyear, AZ. Condolences for the family can be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.

Elliott Satoru Miyazono

Posted On March 26th, 2017 -

Elliott Satoru Miyazono90, of Honolulu, passed away on February 3, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Del Monte Canning Department supervisor. He is survived by his sister, Jeannette T. Miyazono; companion, Jenny Soto; nephews and nieces. Private services held. Family requests no monetary gifts. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Randall Anthony Porras

Posted On March 26th, 2017 -

Randall Anthony Porras88, of Hawaii Kai, passed away at home on September 17, 2016. Randall was born in Puunene, Maui on February 12, 1928. Randall retired from Steiner/ American Linen Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Brown Porras; Daughters: Randiann Porras-Tang (Dennis), Ronnimae Porras-Foye (Joseph), Melissa Porras-Monroe (Bhrett); Grandchildren: Micah, Caleb, and Maluikeau Tang; Zachary and Mitchell Porras-Foye; Emma, Anelise, and Sophia Monroe. Survived by sisters: Sophie Eberly, Rachel Crowell, Florence Kay and Bobbie Cravalho; Brother: Albert Porras; nieces and nephews. Memorial services and mass will be held at Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Visitation 9:30; Mass at 10:30.

Jose L. Encarnacion

Posted On March 26th, 2017 -

Jose L. Encarnacion81, of Kailua, Oahu, passed away on 3/2/17. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Phillippines and was raised in Lahaina, Maui, in a plantation family, before moving to Oahu. An alumnus of Lahainaluna High School, he eventually became the Business Manager for the Glaziers Union in Honolulu until his retirement. He is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Rosalina Encarnacion, and two sons, Robert, and Jonathan. He is survived by sons, Jose Jr., and Ronald, grandson, Dylan, brothers, Ernesto, Herman, Roger, and sister, Helene Encarnacion, and niece Alyson, as well as many other nieces and nephews. One of his favorite pastimes was hanging out, talking story, and laughing every morning with his McDonald's gang of friends. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua 9:30am - 10:00am, (visitation) 10:00am - 11:00am, (program/eulogy) 11:00am - 12:00pm, ( Catholic mass) with burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe at 3:00pm.

Betty Irene Konishi

Posted On March 26th, 2017 -

Betty Irene Konishi75,passed away unexpectedly at Queen's Hospital on Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was born in Shanghai, China but raised most of her life in Hong Kong. She graduated from St Mary's High School in Hong Kong and matriculated to Chico State College in California. After a year she transferred to the University of Hawai'i, Manoa. Betty met Robert and they were soon married. Together, they moved to Kauai where they lived for 15 years. While there, they had their two children before returning to Oahu where they have resided since then. A very caring, loving mother and wife, Betty will be remembered by her family as a progressive thinker and for not complaining about much, even though her quality of life had declined at the end. Our family would like to thank all of the doctors, technicians, nurses, nurse's aides, drivers, and office staff for helping to make her life better. Betty is survived by her husband of 55 years Robert, daughter Michele, son Chad (Mari), grand- son Cooper, brothers Peter (Marie) Yang, Jack (Elaine) Yang, Henry (Jean) Yang, Michael (Susanna) Yang, Kimmy (Bess) Yang, many nieces and nephews. All who knew her will miss her positive spirit, graciousness, generosity, and straightforward personality. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Visitation 9:30am; Service 10:30am; Burial 2:00pm at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire please. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

VERNA S. FUJIWARA

Posted On March 26th, 2017 -

Age 78, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 5, 2017 in Wahiawa. Born December 1, 1938 in Waialua, HI. She is survived by husband, Warren G. Fujiwara; sons, Brian M. Fujiwara, Craig I. Fujiwara; brothers, Edwin (Millie) Kibota, Clarence (Shinobu) Kibota, Melvin Kibota; sisters, Ruth (Isamu) Isobe, Vera Tsurumaki; grand- daughters, Dana Donley, Keri Fujiwara. Private Services held.

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