Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Reiko Inamasu

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

REIKO INAMASU Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away January 20, 2015 in Aiea. Born May 14, 1925 in Sendai, Japan. She is survived by son, Edward (Gwynne) Inamasu; daughter, Gloria Fukunaga; brother, Tetsuro Tsujita; 2 Grandsons; 2 Granddaughters. Private services were held.

IRENE (YURI) YATSUSHIRO

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

$nameIRENE (YURI) YATSUSHIRO Age 92, left us to reunite with her husband of 65 years, Yasuo Yatsushiro, in the early morning of January 30, 2015. Born YURIKO YOSHIMORI on January 15, 1923 in Lahaina, Maui she was the eldest of eight children. With a high value on education, Irene left Maui for Oahu and graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a teaching degree. She married Yasuo in 1947 and made Kailua her home. Irene would go on to earn a Masters degree in Library Science but despite her academic accomplishments, she considered her sons to be her greatest life achievements. Irene is survived by her sons, Michael (Jenny), Dr. Guy (Dara), Dr. Jon (Trang); grandchildren Bryan (Chantelle), Jackie (Sin), Shayna, Kimi, Kari Ann; step- grandchildren Kirstin & Kalen Holbrook; great-grandson, Bradley Kekoa; brothers James & Robert Yoshimori; sisters Sylvia Kimura & Jean Kuwada. Visitation will be at the Mililani Mortuary in Honolulu (20 South Kukui Street) on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:30am with a Memorial Service to follow at 10:30am. Casual attire, no flowers please. Private scattering of ashes.

CHIP CHAPIN

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

$nameCHIP CHAPIN August 11, 1962 -March 4, 2014 Your birth was a miracle, your life an odyssey, your leaving a tragedy. "I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." -- Tennyson, "In Memoriam" All my love, Dad

Daniel Aguado Fernandez

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

DANIEL AGUADO FERNANDEZ In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother, Daniel Aguado Fernandez, 74, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. He was born on September 11, 1940 in the Philippines, preceeded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Lorraine. He is survived by his four sons, Brian (Cecil), Keith, Steven (Mary), Kenneth (Blanch) and three daughters, Shirley Ariz (David), Charlene Verne (Steven) and Lisa Leopold (deceased); grandchildren, Lauren, Kristen, Toeupu, Ericka, Christopher, Jantzen, Elizabeth, Danelle, Jared, Christian, Daniel, Keilani, Rudy; great- grandchildren, Tyler, Beckham, Steven, Kayla; brother, Jake Fernandez and sister, Corazon Savet. Daniel was a career lawman and business owner. He received his formal education in the United States where he earned his degrees. He served with the Honolulu Police Department (H.P.D.) prior to his appointment as a Federal Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Much of his work was within the counter-intelligence community which resulted in the preservation of American lives and national security. After his retirement, he continued with various business projects and was also appointed as the Sheriff for the State of Hawaii by then Governor Ben Cayetano. He loved golfing, spending time with family, watching military movies, global news, and current events. He loved the companionship of his beloved dog, Jiro. Although we will all miss him dearly, he is at home in heaven with God, his wife, Lorraine and his daughter, Lisa. Visitation at 11:00am and Mass at 12:00pm on Thursday, March 5th at Christ the King Catholic Community, 4925 South Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118. Interment immediately following at Davis Memorial Park, 6200 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

SUSAN GAIL PEDRO

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

SUSAN GAIL PEDRO Of Kailua, Oahu passed on February 20, 2015. Susie was born in Honolulu on October 31, 1949 to John and Betty Pedro. She is survived by biological sons Michael Pedro and Matthew (Christina) Pedro, mother Betty Pedro, brothers John (Sandi) Pedro Jr., Timothy (Theresa) Pedro, James (Leianne) Pedro; sisters Gerri (Joe) Hodges; Toni Pedro and Bonnie (Ed) Sobieranski; and two grandchildren. Private family service to be held.

Mariano “Mario” Agricula

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

MARIANO MARIO AGRICULA Age 61, from Waialua, HI, passed away February 3, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born August 23, 1953 in Waialua, HI. He is survived by wife, Angelica Agricula; sons, Dell (Meagan) Agricula, Dean Agricula, daughter, Darahlyn Agricula; brothers, Michael Agricula, Maurice Agricula; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 10) at St. Michael's Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua). Family Program 10:30 a.m. Mass 10:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tokuichi Hayashi

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

$nameTOKUICHI HAYASHI Age 99, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2015, exactly a year after his beloved wife, Alice. Revered husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather. Original member of the highly decorated 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, Able Company. Recipient of Congressional Gold Medal and Bronze Star. He leaves behind a legacy of loyalty, strength, honor, and love. Survived by son, Patrick (Lanette); daughter Kathleen Salloum (Fares); daughter-in- law, Iris Seiki (wife of late son, Edwin); brother, Steve; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Memorial service to be held Sun, March 8, 2015 at Aiea United Methodist Church. Visitation at 4:30pm. Service at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aiea United Methodist Church.

PATRICIA PASTORA NARTATEZ

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

PATRICIA PASTORA NARTATEZ Age 88, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 3, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 6, 1926 in Marsat, Isabella, Philippines. Retired cake decorator from Dee-Lite Bakery. She is survived by sons, Robert (Julia) Lucas, Clifford (Tomoko) Lucas; daughters, Patricia (Fred) Foo, Donna (Wayne) Pagdilao, Lorna (Donald) Sagario; brothers, Pedro (Sally) Magallones, Jesus Magallones, Roosevelt (Nola) Magallones, Ernesto (Barbara) Magallones; sister, Lorraine (Nelson) Manzanillo; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Mar. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 10) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

GREG NELSON

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

$nameGREG NELSON March 27, 1953 - Feb. 2, 2015 Palo Alto, California Submitted by Sharon Perl Greg Nelson (born Charles Gregory Nelson), a longtime Palo Alto resident, died on Feb. 2, 2015, after a 17-year battle with brain cancer. Greg grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended the University Laboratory School. He moved to the mainland to attend college and graduate school. He lived in Juneau, Alaska, for a year before settling permanently in the Bay Area. Greg received his B.A. degree in mathematics from Harvard in 1976, and his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University in 1980, where he worked under the supervision of Bob Tarjan on program verification and algorithms for automatic theorem proving. As an undergraduate at Harvard, he invented a method of combining decision procedures for different logical theories into a decision procedure for the combination of the theories (often called the "Nelson-Oppen method") that has become influential in the automatic theorem-proving community. In 2013 he received the Herbrand Award for Distinguished Contributions to Automated Reasoning for his pioneering contributions to theorem proving and program verification. Greg was a Renaissance computer scientist, combining a deep understanding of mathematics and theory with a strong ability to design and implement systems. He brought his passion for precision and correctness to all of the work he did. He made significant contributions in the areas of programming language design (as a member of the Modula-3 committee), distributed systems (Network Objects), constraint-based graphics editors (Juno and Juno-2), window systems (Trestle), optimal code generation (Denali), and multi-threaded programming (Eraser). He had a profound influence on the many students who he hosted for internships and advised on their thesis research, as well as the many colleagues with whom he collaborated throughout his professional career, first at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and later at DEC's Systems Research Center and HP's research laboratories. He was a brilliant researcher and teacher. His commitment to excellence, evidenced in his own work, inspired others to do the same. Greg loved being physically active. As a boy he excelled at gymnastics and tennis, and enjoyed body surfing. He loved being in the mountains and in the wilderness, hiking, backpacking, skiing and kayaking. His favorite sport was volleyball, and he regularly played in pick-up games until the brain tumor recurrence made that impossible. For many years at the research labs where he worked he organized weekly volleyball games for the staff and interns, which was a great opportunity for people to get out from behind their screens into the fresh air, get some exercise and socialize. He encouraged people of all abilities to play, and created a fun environment that fostered both good sportsmanship and development of skills. Greg had many interests. He enjoyed playing pool, poker, backgammon, chess, cooking, ballroom dancing, traveling, hosting dinner parties, spending time with friends and family, and learning about new things. He was a lifelong reader, spending many hours every week at the library. He was equally likely to be found reading an economics or physics textbook as a book on history, or a biography, or a novel. A well-used copy of The Random House Unabridged Dictionary was usually by his side. In addition to his intellectual brilliance, Greg will be remembered for his adventurous spirit, humor, modesty, personal integrity, kindness, generosity, courage and optimism. The latter two qualities were especially evident in the last few years as he faced his illness with an equanimity and grace that inspired all who knew him. Even as the illness took away his ability to enjoy so many of the things he loved, Greg was grateful for what he had, and that he lived to see his daughter graduate from high school and start college. Greg is survived by his wife, Sharon Perl, and daughter, Julia Nelson, of Palo Alto; brothers, David Nelson (married to Loretta) and Michael Nelson (married to Karen); and mother, Alice Nelson of Honolulu, Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Nelson; his brother Richard Nelson; and twin sons, Adam and Andrew, who died in infancy. A memorial gathering will be held at the Stanford Faculty Club at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. Friends, family, and colleagues are welcome to join us in celebrating Greg's life. Memorial donations may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society (braintumor.org).

Esperanza “Pacing” C. Susa

Posted On March 4th, 2015 -

ESPERANZA PACING C. SUSA Age 90, from Waipahu, HI, passed away February 6, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 28, 1924 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Romeo (Germa) Susa, Silverio (Edelin) Susa, Renato Susa, Emilio (Annette) Severino; daughters, Editha (John) Chavez, Angelita (Jimmy) Natividad, daughter-in-law, Erlinda Tauyan; brothers, Pedro (Linda) Cabebe, Jose (Erlinda) Cabebe; sisters, Felicitas Noble, Natividad Cabebe, Avelina (Felix) Aquino; sister-in-law, Joy Cabebe; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday (Mar. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (Mar. 9) 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.

GREG ARIES BAYUDAN MANEJA

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

GREG ARIES BAYUDAN MANEJA Age 21, of Kapolei, HI, passed away of January 27, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born August 2, 1993 in Barangay, Elizabeth, Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by mother, Norma B. Maneja; father, Noel J. Maneja; sisters, Gerlie Ann Maneja, Grace Ashley Maneja, Gizel Aira Maneja; grandmothers, Juanita Bayudan, Marcelina Maneja. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday (Mar. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Monday (Mar. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Loretta K.H. “Macky” Mactagone

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

LORETTA K.H. MACKY MACTAGONE Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away January 18, 2015 in Pearl City. Born August 13, 1932 in Honolulu, HI. She retired after 25 years from the Sheraton Waikiki Ocean Terrace. She is survived by daughters, Alberta "Berta" V. Kam, Alva "Bonnie" (Edwin) Mactagone Bolos; son, Alroy "Bimbo" (Le Ane) Mactagone; brothers, Gerald Y.K. Wong, Lowell Y.M. (Merle) Wong; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Mar 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m.; burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

GLADYS YOSHIKO KATO KONO

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

GLADYS YOSHIKO KATO KONO Age 95, of Williamsport, PA, formerly of Waipahu, passed away on December 4, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Phyllis Maietta, with whom she resided. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 10, 1919 to Henry and Kunio (Miyamoto) Kato. She was married to Arthur K. Kono on October 18, 1942, who preceded her in death on December 10, 2002. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Robert of Oso, Washington; daughters, Phyllis (Rick) Maietta, Geraldine of Alpharetta, GA; daughter-in-law, Virginia Sue of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Maile (Josef) Kono-Wells of Austin, TX, Rebecca (Casey) Lachenmayer of Aston, PA, David Maietta of Ypsilanti, Ml and Joanne (Nathan) Morris of Perry, GA; great-grandchildren, Joules and Tesla Wells, Emma and Noah Lachenmayer, Natalie and Abigail Morris. Preceded in death, besides her husband, were son, Dennis, brothers, Raymond, Kenneth, and Richard, and sisters, Mildred Miura and June Anamizu. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Mar 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or First Church of Christ (Disciples), 1250 Almond St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

MARY GENEVIEVE KEHAULANI LING

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

$nameMARY GENEVIEVE KEHAULANI LING Mary Genevieve Kehaulani Ling, passed away peacefully in Everett, WA on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Born in Honolulu Hawaii in 1938, "Aunty Ke" to most who knew her, was the 2nd eldest of 13 Children. Mary worked for Hawaii Medical Service Association for 10 years. In 1971 Mary, husband Willard and their family moved to Japan. She built a new family by staying active in the Hawaiian Club. This ensured that her family could stay connected to their culture. After Japan, they settled in Oak Harbor, WA in 1977. During her 37 years living in Oak Harbor, she worked at two naval hospitals: NAS Whidbey and Bremerton. Mary is survived by her husband Willard, children, Kina, Stuart and Napua, and grand- children, Owen, Pryor and Parker. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Conrad Lum, Landis Lum, Jr., Heila Pahukula, Elaine Lum, Richard Lum, Bernadette Lum, Peter Lum, Lillian Lum and Carol Andrade. She was preceded in death by siblings Robert Lum, Gerald Lum, and Eloise Lum. Rite of Interment for Mary will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI. Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC, Oak Harbor, WA.

IGNACIO “ANDY” PAGADUAN

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

$nameIGNACIO ANDY PAGADUAN Ignacio "Andy" Pagaduan, 83, died quietly at home on February 10, 2015. Born June 4, 1931 in Kilauea, Kauai, he was a bartender at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel before he retired from the City & County of Honolulu Refuse Department. He will be missed by his wife of 63 years, Julia "Amoy" Pagaduan, brother Pablo, sister Rosaline "Sally" Talon, sons Craig & Curtis and daughters Celeste Dzigas & Catherine Pagaduan. Andy had 11grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. "Aloha" services scheduled for Thursday, March 5 from 11am to 2pm at Borthwick Mortuary; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences at borthwickoahu.com.

JEAN CHARLOTTA AVERY

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

$nameJEAN CHARLOTTA AVERY Jean Charlotta Avery, 92, passed away January 4, 2015. She was a resident of Hawaii since 1949. Jean was born in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 1947 with a masters degree in Social Work. She retired from the State of Hawaii, Dept of Health after 25 years of service. Jean was an avid surfer in her youth and long time hiker and member of Hawaii Trail and Mountain Club. Jean is survived by her children Michael E. Whaley (Mary Ann) and Charmaine Nalani Merrill, Grandchildren, Scott Alika Whaley (Stephanie), Michael Keoni Whaley, Steven Whaley, Kainani J. Merrill and great-grandchildren Keahi Whaley and Adrian Keauikeanu Merrill.

JOSEPH LEIONAONA HOSEA “JOE”

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

$nameJOSEPH LEIONAONA HOSEA JOE 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away January 30, 2015. Born July 3, 1933 in Kealakekua, Hawaii. A proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by sons, Joseph (Cheryl) Hosea, Jr. and Jay (Leona) Hosea. Daughters, Joette "Kalei" (George) Hilo, Jamie "Girlie" (Derek) Mahaulu, Kelli Keawe (Stephen), Octavia "Honeygirl" Bunker. Step-children, Carinthia, Wallette and Lance. Brother, Harry Hose, Sisters, Mildred Alana, Louise Nawatani, Vivian Krzyska. 30 grandchild- ren, 32 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, and nephews. Visitation 9:00-10:00 a.m. Friday, March 6, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; Burial 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire.

KIYONO F. KAWABATA

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

KIYONO F. KAWABATA Age 91 of Honolulu, passed away Feb. 15, 2015 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Kalopa, Hawaii. Pre-deceased by son, Donald Kawabata. Survived by sons, Albert, Claude; daughters, Lois Sismar, June Nakamasu; 12 grand- children; 18 great-grand-child- ren; brother, Clancy Fuchigami; Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday March 7, 2015 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m.; Cremation to follow; No Flowers. Casual attire.

SYLVIA LORETTA (JOBES) TREPTE

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

$nameSYLVIA LORETTA (JOBES) TREPTE Sylvia Loretta (Jobes) Trepte was born on October 30, 1943 in Waialua, Oahu to parents Emily (Rocha) and Robert Jobes. She attended Saint Michael School, Saint Francis High School and the University of San Diego. She graduated from Chaminade University with a degree in education. Sylvia dedicated her life to teaching in both the public and private sectors. She taught at Cathedral School, Saint Michael School, Iliahi Elementary, and Our Lady of Sorrows. She was one of the founders of Ho'ala School in Wahiawa where she served as both teacher and administrator. Upon retirement, she searched for continued ways to work with kids. She became a substitute teacher at Waialua Elementary and an instructor for PSI Seminars children's courses. When she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012, she elected to participate in the Willed Body Program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Even after her passing on December 17, she continues her life-long missions to serve and educate. Sylvia and her husband, Paul, have three children and six grandchildren: son Gary (Christa) Trepte and grandson Alec of Sherwood, Oregon; daughter Tiffany (Sean) Eason and grandsons Kyle and Brennan of Waialua, Oahu; daughter Crystal (Stephen) Parry of Seattle, Washington and grandchildren Nina, Ava, and Aiden. Sylvia's surviving siblings are Catherine Lomasney of Arcadia, California and Michael (Laura) Jobes of Kamuela, Hawaii. Her brother, Robert Jobes, preceded her in death. Sylvia always put other people's needs before her own. She saw the greatness in people around her and looked for the positives in all situations. She had a vision for a peaceful world and worked to help realize it in all she did. She was patient, kind, and generous. She was a loving wife, nurturing mother, and devoted grandmother. Her family was everything to her, and we miss her tremendously. Celebration of Life will be held at the Waialua United Church of Christ on March 7, 2015. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Program will begin at 10:45. Lunch to follow. No flowers, please.

Danielle Corie Lapenia Kaimikaua

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

Danielle Corie Lapenia Kaimikaua May 24, 1963 - February 17, 2015 Danielle Corrie Lapenia Kaimikaua born on May 24, 1963 at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, a woman of grace and gentle spirit, died peacefully at home on February 17, 2015 surrounded with music, love, compassion and affection from her Ohana. Her hard long exasperating battle with cervical cancer was finally over and she never once complained; now she's pain free and in the arms of our Lord. Corie is survived by her loving devoted husband and caregiver, William Kaimikaua and her son Jordan Kealii Soto, a senior at Kahuku High School. She is also survived by her parents Inocencio "Sonny" and Shirley Lapenia, brothers, Kevin (Paloma), Sonny (Michelle), Donald (Beth), sister Shawna (Kainoa) Lapenia and grandmother, Sally Ramos. Their love and support knew no bounds. Corie began her elementary education at St. John the Baptist in Kalihi (K-8 grade), Moanalua High School (9-12th) and at the University of Hawaii. She loved sports and excelled in basketball and volleyball, leaving her mark in St. John the Baptist and Moanalua High school sports program. She was very athletic and loved the outdoors - surfing, hiking, biking, working out and even dragon boat racing until her illness prevented her from doing the things she loved. It was at the LA Times in California that Corie got her first taste in newspaper retail sales advertising. After LA Times, she moved to Texas and worked at the Houston Chronicle for several years and then moved back to Honolulu and landed a job at the Honolulu Advertiser. She went to the Star Bulletin for a short time but returned to the Advertiser, her last place of employment in Honolulu before relocating to Chattanooga, Tennessee and joined forces with several Hawaii transplants at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Corie's work ethics was unsurpassed and was well liked by not just her co-workers but by all those that come to know her throughout her professional career and as far back as her elementary, high school and college days. Her communication skills and product knowledge gave her an advantage to excel in her profession. Corie had a "no fear" attitude, meeting challenges head on - breaking down barriers was her specialty. She will be remembered as being the life of the party with a never-ending sense of humor and when she and her siblings got together, listening to their exchanges would often leave others in stitches. She was a very caring, compassionate and generous person always putting others ahead of herself. Quick to make friends, Corie, with her infectious smile, showed a genuine interest in the people she met. Corie's life story is a tribute to how a person with dignity, character, courage, respect, compassion, generosity, love for fellow human beings and fear of God ought to liveshe left a void that will be difficult to fill. Our loss is heaven's gain - her spirit will live on forever. We thank the countless families, friends and co-workers who showed an outpouring of love and support to Corie during her illness. She enjoyed your visits, phone calls, texts and emails. God bless you all. We love you Corie Celebration of life: Monday, March 9th Nu'uanu Cemetery and Mortuary 2233 Nu'uanu Ave. Visitation - 4:30pm Service - 6pm

ALFRED “AL” TAGUPA

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

$nameALFRED "AL" TAGUPA Alfred "Al" Tagupa, of Kaneohe, HI, age 90, passed away Feb. 9th 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Predeceased by his wife, Mary-Glennie Ululani Andrews, Al is survived by his son, Kimo Tagupa (Francine) and his daughter Mary-Glennie Marriott (Nolan Kashima). His surviving siblings include brothers David (Leona), Francis (Esther) and Steven (Leilani) Tagupa; sisters "Sing" (Robert) Ford, "Tiva" (Mike) Gonsalves, and Leilani (Jimmy) Johnson; sister-in-law Gyneve "Neva" Andrews (Donald) Wong; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Al was born in Lahaina, Maui on Oct. 25, 1924, the fourth of fifteen children of Filomeno and Emma (Kawawa) Tagupa. He is also preceded in death by brothers; Clement, Vincent (Kimi), John (Luz), Filomeno "Sonny" (Avon), Jimmy (Nevi) and Peter (Patricia) Tagupa and sisters, "Agri" (Bill) Cavaco, Rose Tseu, and May Blackman. Al's distinguished Federal service career spanned forty-eight years, from 1942 until 1990. He served in the south Pacific from 1945 until 1947 with the United States Marine Corp. From 1947 until 1950 he served in the Marine Reserves. At the beginning of the Korean War, was recalled to active duty, June 1950, serving with the Marine Corp First Division. He was at the forefront during the drive to the Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Al was severely wounded and airlifted out of Hagu-Ru, Korea, to Japan and awarded the Purple Heart. He continued to serve with the Marines until August 1955. That same year Al enlisted in the United States Air Force as a fuels specialist serving throughout his career at Hickam AF Base, Johnston Atoll, Clark AF Base, Philippines and Cam Ranh AF Base, South Vietnam. He retired in 1974 from the U S Air Force as MSGT. He then began his Civil Service career in 1974 as Fuel Distribution Sys. Operation Foreman. After achieving numerous military and Federal commendations and awards, he retired in 1990. Al and his wife, Mary-Glennie, spent their retirement years doing voluntary work and traveling. He was a long-time member of the Waikiki Elks Club and Aloha Shriners. He was a proud member of the "Chosin Few", an exclusive group of retired military personnel who had participated in the historic Chosin Reservoir Campaign. He left a legacy of humility, humor, compassion and generosity for his family and friends and will be sorely missed. Services: Friday March 13, 2015, Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel in Kaneohe. Visitation from 10:00 am to 12 pm. Service 12 noon to 1:00 pm. Committal Service with Military Honors at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery immediately following.

FRANCIS MCMILLEN

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

FRANCIS MCMILLEN Francis McMillen of Mililani and Kaneohe, passed away in early February 2015 in Pearl City, HI. His memorial service will be on Sunday, March 15, 2015, Makai Chapel, Mililani Memorial Park; visitation 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., service and lunch to follow. He was born in 1925 in Honolulu to Abbie Kunane and Frank McMillen. He is survived by daughters Joan Tanner, Georgia McMillen (Larry McCarty), Martha Grant, four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and former colleagues. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Rosemarie nee Oliveira (Sacred Hearts `44), his parents and siblings Kanoelani O`Connor, Belden Palea McMillen, Moana Weaver. He was a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam; retired state employee and former member and chair of the Board of Education. Francis loved golf, Hawaiian music and history, family genealogy and Kamehameha Schools (`45). Aloha/casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Benjamin Keawe “Beep” Ahuna

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

BENJAMIN KEAWE BEEP AHUNA Age 85, from Ewa, HI, passed away January 22, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 2, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. A retired truck driver from Sperry Corporation. Preceded in death by daughters Laurene Lauaeomakana Vidal and Ethel Lynn Kalakona Ahuna. He was the son of Julia Hiapo and John Ahuna. He is survived by sons, Martin Ahuna, Clifford (Gemma) Ahuna; daughters, Gaelic Kahala Saez, Leah Iolani (Derek) Benz; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grand- children; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Friday, Mar. 6 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Felisa “Feling” F. Tanap

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

FELISA FELING F. TANAP Age 90, from Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 21, 2014 in the Philippines. Born October 6, 1924 in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Federico (Luningning) Tanap, Celso Tanap, Jaime (Delia) Tanap, Melchor (Rosemarie) Tanap; daughters, Mercidita (Ricardo) Mangrobang, Estrella (Gilbert) Rabago, Nanette (Sonny) Cortez, Vilma (Danny) Miguel; 17 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Private services were held.

CAMERON SCOTT SMITH

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

$nameCAMERON SCOTT SMITH Cameron, age 50, suffered an untimely death in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 5, 2015. Cam waged a lifelong battle with reoccurring cancer; and suffered a debilitating stroke in 2007, from which he made a valiant effort to recover. Cameron resided in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the past several years, where he enjoyed the natural beauty and tranquility of peaceful Island life. He spent his childhood years in Riverside, and was affectionately known as "Cami" or "Bambi" to immediate family members, both nicknames that reflected his kind, easy-going nature and love of animals. Cameron ultimately moved to the State of Nebraska, where he married and shared in rearing four beautiful children; his family was "the light of his life." Cam attended college in Nebraska, where he earned degrees with a double major in Business Administration and Professional Studies. He was an accomplished entrepreneur and in 1990, opened "Silkwood International", a small business investment venture, along with the "Silkwood Horse Stables." Cameron is survived by his mother, Mary Janet Weathers of Riverside, California, and pre-deceased by his father, Harold Roy Smith of Alexandria, Louisiana; his father's wife and step-mother, Yvonne Smith of Louisiana; three adult sons--Daniel Scott Smith (wife Megan), Adam Steven Smith (wife Natalie), and Kenneth Cameron Smith (wife Laura); one daughter-- Kellee Chaya (Smith) Garza; and four grandchildren--Nathan, Caitlin, Dylan and Sadie, all of Nebraska; two brothers--Michael Roy Smith of Orange County, CA, and Christian Ray Smith of Riverside, CA; one sister, Cheryl Lyn Smith-Winberry and husband Larry, of Michigan. Additional siblings include two half-brothers--Aaron and Anthon Smith of Louisiana. Cameron will be interred at "Olivewood Memorial Park", Riverside, CA; services pending. "Rest in peace, my beloved son; we dearly miss you and look forward to being with you again, one day"--

George Kiyoshi Ikeda

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

GEORGE KIYOSHI IKEDA Age 74, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 2, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 13, 1940 in Hilo, HI. He was an electrician for Wasa Electrical. He is survived by wife, Jane Kiyo Ikeda; sons, Henry Ikeda, Kevin (Earleen) Ikeda; daughter, Georlene (Nukuna) Chong; sister, Audrey (Charlie) Tom; 5 grand- children; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Mar. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Mar. 7) at Mililani Memorial Park.

MALCOLM TATSUO KOGA

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

$nameMALCOLM TATSUO KOGA Age 75, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2015 in Honolulu. Born on January 21, 1940, he grew up in Kalihi and Aina Haina. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1958 and the University of Hawaii in 1963. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was honorably discharged as Captain. He was stationed in Munich, Germany; Vietnam; and Schofield Barracks. In 1973, he founded Koga Engineering & Construction Inc. A leader in the construction industry and community, Mal served as President of the General Contractors Association of Hawaii and National Director of the Associated General Contractors of America. He also served as Chairman of the State Contractors License Board. He was President of the West Honolulu Rotary Club and District Governor Nominee for Rotary District 5000. A throat cancer survivor himself, he was a board member of American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society. Mal was therecipient of many business awards and has been recognized for his philanthropic service. He was a Laureate of the Junior Achievement Hawaii Business Hall of Fame, Co-Recipient of the year for the U.S. Small Business Administration and the recipient of the American Lung Association's Breath of Life Award. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughters Karin (Arlen) Holt, Kristi (Jason) Koga White, Kimberly (Jason) Kubo; grandchildren Jenica & Trevor Holt, Drew Ogomori, Riley & Levi White, Tyler Kubo; brother Milton Koga. Private services were held.

Demetrio Pascual Guillermo

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

$nameDEMETRIO PASCUAL GUILLERMO Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away February 5, 2015 in Honolulu. Born February 23, 1931 in #22 Laoag City, Ilocos, Norte, Philippines. Retired from Board of Water Supply. He is survived by wife, Violeta M. Guillermo; sons, Leonardo Guillermo, Stephen (Trisha) Guillermo, daughters, Irene (Lance) Guillermo-Patigayon, Norma (Umur) Turkalp, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 - 9:00 pm Friday 3/6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Wake Service 6:30 pm. Visitation also 8:30 am Saturday 3/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service 10:30 am. Burial 2:00 pm at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcomed.

Odette “Odie” Bartolome Laroya

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

$nameODETTE ODIE BARTOLOME LAROYA Age 51, of Honolulu, passed away January 23, 2015 in Aiea. Born April 30, 1963 in Honolulu. She worked for the Dept. of Army as an Information Technology Specialist. She is survived by husband, Brian P. Laroya; parents, Justo (Paula) Bartolome; sister, Lori Cadiz; brothers, Jose (Magdalena) Bartolome, Edward (Lou) Bartolome. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 3/6 at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu. Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday 3/7 at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

ROBERT CARROLL HOCKADAY

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

$nameROBERT CARROLL HOCKADAY Robert Carroll Hockaday passed over in his sleep December 13, 2014, at age 87. He was at home with daughter Lyn and son-in-law Scott Allen, in Kula, Maui. He joins his sweetheart-wife, Martha, who passed in March 2014. Bob and Martha raised their four children in Lanikai. They were active at Windward United Church of Christ, later Kailua United Methodist Church, moderating meetings, leading youth /children's activities, and singing in the choir. Bob was a planner. Even in high school (Santa Ana, CA) he organized activities for classmates and friends. As sales manager for Aloha State Sales, Honolulu president and national VP for Construction Specifications Institute and founder of Manufacturer's Agency Pacific, he led meetings and events with cheerful grace. Starting with a 1968 trip thru Europe by mini-van, Bob planned and executed amazing family adventures. Eventually, the trips included all grandchildren and even some cousins. When Bob and Martha moved to Good Samaritan Pohai Nani, he organized the library, developed a collection of sing-along books, and detailed the history of both staff and residents. Writing was part of Bob. His published books range from a textbook on how to fabricate Formica countertops to "How To Travel Adventurously With Your Family". He also wrote treasured pictorial family histories. Bob loved playing the tuba, enjoyed good humor, and hated yard work. He sang to his wife, and built sand castles with the kids. He is survived by sister Sally Campbell; daughters Louise South (Bill), Lyn Allen (Scott), Peggy Boytler (Tim Gentry); son Robert G. Hockaday (Mary); and 9 grandchildren. A memorial will be held Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m., Windward United Church of Christ in Kailua. Aloha attire.

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