Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

PATRICK “PATTY BOY” MAU

Posted On June 29th, 2015 -

$namePATRICK PATTY BOY MAU Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, Patrick "Patty Boy" Mau, was born on June 17, 1936 in Keokea, Maui. He was the first child of six to be born to Patrick Mau, Sr. and Peggy Mau. Patrick was a graduate of Lahaina Luna Class of 1953. After graduation he joined the Army on October 5, 1953 and was stationed at Ladd Airforce Base, Fairbanks Alaska, HQHQ & Co. Yukon Command, where he was an aircraft mechanic. At the conclusion of his military career, he relocated to Southern California and was employed with Litton Industries from 1960-1969. While with the Manufacturing Guidance Systems Division of Litton, he met his wife Mary Elizabeth Williams. The couple married in Los Angeles on June 16, 1962 and had two daughters, Leah and Kimberly. Following Litton Patrick joined Xerox manufacturing and enjoyed a successful and productive 30+ year career until his retirement in 2000. Xerox manufacturing co-workers were his extended family and these friendships lasted throughout his lifetime. It could be said that his retirement was as happy and exciting as his professional career. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, golfing, cooking, and dining out, reading, watching sports, going to the movies, and appreciated all of the wonders of life. Patrick was well known for his good nature and zest for life. He lovingly took care of his family and those he befriended with equal enthusiasm. His generosity and concern for others was inspiring. Patrick passed suddenly on June 16, 2015. He was predeceased August 30, 2013, by his beautiful wife of 50 years, Mary Elizabeth. He was also predeceased by brothers Dennis and Philip Mau. He is survived by his mother, Peggy Mau, brother Dale Mau (Faye), brother Ron (Penny), sister Carol Spencer (Clark), daughters Leah and Kim, son in law Kraig Beeman, son in law Chuck Clemens, granddaughter Leilani Mau Clemens, Goddaughters Kebe and Nikki Dunn, hanai daughters Jennifer Gieser and Varsek Harvtyunyan, and many nieces and nephews. On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, a funeral mass at Our Lady Queen of Angels, Keokea, Maui will be held at 9:30 A.M. followed by an 11:00 A.M. burial and memorial service celebrating his life and friendship at the Veteran's Cemetery in Makawao, Maui. For those who wish, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Franklyn “Frank” W. Sigston, Jr.

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

$nameFRANKLYN FRANK W. SIGSTON, JR. Age 60, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 10, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born March 25, 1955 in El Segundo, CA. He retired from the United States Air Force and served during the Desert Shield/Storm campaign. He was in the civil service for 18 years in computer maintenance. A Waikele Association board member. He is survived by wife, Julie Ines Sigston; sons, Franklyn W. Sigston III, Skyler I. Sigston; brother, William (Lynn) Sigston; father-in-law, Santiago I. Ines; mother-in-law, Matilde I. Ines. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Friday (July 3) at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire or purple shirt. Flowers welcome.

Abigail Faith Vara

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

Abigail Faith Vara of Honolulu, Hawaii, August 23, 2001 to June 8, 2015. Abbie blazed into the world in Los Alamos, NM, before the doctor could arrive, giving her parents, Ray and Tiffany, the sweetest surprise of their lifetime, their first daughter. She joined four adoring big brothers, her princes: Chase, Kyle, RJ and Matt. They were her greatest love and most profound mission in this life. Moving to Hawaii with her family at eight months old, she spent blissful and adventurous days with her then-homeschooled brothers surrounding her. Her strength, perseverance, grit and grace were revealed in the years after she survived a brain injury at two and a half. She found a way to communicate her intelligence, her humor, her wishes and her dreams, usually by pushing those around her to be better, love deeper, and see differently. She was proud of being a teenager, loved being a student at Kaimuki Middle School, had an eclectic passion for music, and was deeply connected to her horse, Pualani, who she rode every Tuesday. She was simply a miraculous girl, from her first day on earth until the day she twirled her way into heaven, having raised her boys and prepared her parents for a spectacular life after her departure. The impact she made, wordlessly, on everyone fortunate enough to come into her orbit exceeds that of many who live for decades. We celebrate her freedom, and rejoice knowing she and Pu are together, her horse joining her two days after her passing. 1 Cor 13 -- Love always wins! Abbie is also survived by grandparents Thomas and Joyce Brown, aunts Tara (Brown) and Nate Clark, Lori Gola; uncles Kevin and Lori and Kurt and Denise Vara; and cousins Cooper and Oscar Clark; Crystal, Anthony and Connor Vara; Melissa Kirch, Steven Gola, Justin and Kayla Gatti. Celebration service: Sunday, July 5, 2015 Central Union Church Visitation, 3:30, Service 5pm In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to either: Abbie's Therapeutic Horseback Program: Manawale'a 41-170A Waikupanaha Street Waimanalo, HI 96795 www.manawalea.org or Kapi'olani Health Foundation Attn: The Abbie Fund 55 Merchant Street, 26th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 www.kapiolanigift.org/abbie

JANE N. GARCIA

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

JANE N. GARCIA Jane N. Garcia, 74, passed away June 7, 2015 in Seattle, WA. Beloved mother, sister, wife and friend. Born in Aiea. Survived by daughter Lee H.; brothers Hisao and David Urcia; and sister Theodora Nakama. Service Thursday 930 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dr. Catherine M. Kasai

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

DR. CATHERINE M. KASAI Catherine M. Kasai was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 25, 1970. Dr. Catherine Kasai known to her friends as just "Cathy" passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Before becoming a specialist, she worked as a general practice veterinarian in Colorado and Hawaii. She completed a small animal medicine internship in Maitland, Florida and her 3-year residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Iowa State University in 2007. She worked at a specialty clinic in Hawthorne, California before moving home to fulfill her dreams of opening her own clinic in 2011. Cathy enjoyed the performing arts, cooking, traveling, and video games. She is survived by parents Collin and Florence Kasai and sister Karen (Brian) Kasai. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (July 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m.

BERNARD ALLEN VICTOR

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

$nameBERNARD ALLEN VICTOR Bernard Allen Victor passed away peacefully at his home in Kailua on May 28, 2015 with family by his side at the age of 88. He was a retired Hawaiian Telephone Supervisor and former Kailua High School Softball coach. He was preceded in death by his sons Bernard John and Matthew Gordon Victor. He is survived by his wife Mae Blossom Lilinoe Lee Victor, sons Allen (Elizabeth), Guy (Deborah), Lee (Rachel), 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Bernard Victor will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe. Visitation will be from 2:30 - 3:30 with a Memorial Service to begin at 3:30.

CYNTHIA TIMTIM SONEDA, M.C.

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

CYNTHIA TIMTIM SONEDA, M.D., Age 54, passed away in a traffic accident while out on a morning run, June 19th, 2015, along Kalanianaole Highway. Cynthia was born in Hilo on September 28th, 1960, to parents Shinji and Masuko Soneda. She was valedictorian of Kalani High School in 1978, and then went on to Stanford University, where she graduated at the top of her class in chemical engineering. She returned home for her medical degree from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, where again she stood out as a star student. In medical school she fell in love with her anatomy lab partner John Keolalani Timtim, and shortly before graduation, they were married. The young physicians embarked on their shared life together by moving to San Bernadino, CA for their residency training. Although at one point they had planned careers on the mainland, after the birth of their first child they decided to move home instead, where their new family could grow up with island values and enjoy a childhood near all four grandparents. Cynthia touched many lives through her work as an ophthalmologist. She worked at the Kaiser clinics in Punawai and Waipio for more than 25 years and was fiercely loyal to her patients on the Leeward side, though she lived with her family in Kaimuki. She was beloved by her patients and respected by her colleagues for her clinical excellence, caring heart, and tireless service. She was also an inspiration to her daughters, both of whom are now training to become physicians themselves. Cynthia enjoyed sewing as a hobby from childhood, and this skill served her throughout her entire life. She sewed her own wedding dress and later made clothes and Halloween costumes for her daughters as they grew up. She believed it was this pastime that prepared her hands for a career of suturing the tiniest of eye injuries. Cynthia was an avid runner and ran on the same days, at the same times, every week for years, regardless of the weather. It was her time to relax and reflect. She completed several marathons and inspired her husband and daughters to live active lives. We are comforted knowing that she died doing what she loved. Cynthia gave back to her community and family frequently. Over the years when her elderly father developed Alzheimer's, she patiently cared for him until his passing. For the people she couldn't help in her clinical eye practice, she learned Braille and transcribed novels on her Braille typewriter for the Library for the Blind and Physically Challenged. Cynthia will be remembered for her intelligence, wit and humor, and most of all for the deep love and devotion she showed her family, friends, and patients. She is survived by husband Dr. John Timtim, daughters Sara and Elise Timtim, mother Masuko Soneda, and siblings Brian Soneda, Alan Soneda, and Janice Saiki. Service will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Friday, July 3rd 2015, at 2:30 PM. Visitation begins at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association - Aloha Chapter.

CHARLOTTE YUKIE HANAI

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

CHARLOTTE YUKIE HANAI Age 87, of Aiea, HI, passed away May 17, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born July 28, 1927 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. She is survived by son, Steven (Daphne) Hanai; daughters, Natalie (Leslie Ito) Hanai, Kathleen (Clayton Lee) Hanai- Lee, Shelly (Scott) Fukuyama; sister, Pauline Saiki; 7 grand- children; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Thursday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30. Casual attire.

Cayetano Andres Domingo

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

CAYETANO ANDRES DOMINGO Age 90, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 24, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born July 3, 1924 in Kapaau, North Kohala, HI. He is survived by wife, Teresita Domingo; sons, Jerome (Maricel) Domingo, Jerry (Gigi) Domingo, Melvin Domingo; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Friday (July 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Program 11:00 a.m. Prayer service 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

HAYDE BAROY RECAMADA ASENTISTA

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

HAYDE BAROY RECAMADA ASENTISTA Beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister; Hayde Baroy Recamada Asentista, 42 of Irving, TX, passed away on Friday May 22, 2015 at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. She was born on February 9,1973 in Bayawan, Negros Oriental, Philippines to Ananias and Purita Ricamadas. She was previously residing in Ewa and worked at JC Penney in Pearlridge shopping center before moving to Texas with her family. She is survived by husband David L. Asentista, son Hayden D. Asentista, mother Purita Ricamadas, father Ananias S. Ricamadas, sisters Yvonita R. Baybay, Marjorie R. Enos and Doristela Ricamadas, brother Clarito B. Ricamadas, niece Nicole A. Enos and nephews Persee James and Karl Vincent R. Baybay. There will be a Memorial mass said for her on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1000am at Immaculate Conception Church in Ewa Villages, 91-1298 Renton Rd, Ewa Beach, HI 96706. Reception to follow in the church hall.

HIROYUKI “JACK” WATANABE

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

HIROYUKI JACK WATANABE Jack passed away peacefully on June 12, 2015 on his 91st birthday to join his predeceased wife Mabel and daughter Lynne. He is survived by daughter Iris (Blaine), 3 grandchildren Erik (Cacia), Ryan, Kristi and great grandson Jaxon. Visitation 9:30 am at Nuuanu Memorial, 10:30 am Celebration of Life service. 1 pm. burial at National Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

HATSUMI KINOSHITA

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

HATSUMI KINOSHITA Age 97 of Honolulu, passed away June 13, 2015 at Oahu Care Facility. Born in Oakland, California. She is survived by daughter, Cathy (Brian) lwai; one grandson, Kelly (Kellie) lwai; Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday July 2, 2015 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 6 p.m.; No flowers. Aloha attire.

JEFFREY MICHAEL HAYES

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

JEFFREY MICHAEL HAYES Died June 9th, 2015 following a near drowning after a fall at his home near Austin, TX on June 1st. Jeff was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 12, 1965. His mother is Phyllis (Philomena) Zillo Rowlands of Lakeway, TX and his father the late Donald Robert Hayes of East Rockaway, NY. His husband of the past 24 years is Greg Sovey of Lakeway, TX. Jeff attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles, graduating in 1983. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he graduated with honors in 1996. Jeff was an Eagle Scout and was proud of his Italian-American upbringing. For almost 30 years Jeff was owner and operator of Habitat Hanalei Interiors, Inc. an interior design firm. He earned much recognition during his career for his designs including his extraordinary assemblage glass artwork, Il Vetro Illuminare. Jeff met his soul mate, Greg, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, CA in 1991. Together they had a wonderful life built on love, laughter, trust and mutual respect. Since 1991, they have resided in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Princeville-Kauai and Lakeway. Jeff lived life out loud. He loved animals most especially the dogs and cats he shared his life with. He was an excellent cook who never followed a recipe and always prepared enough for a small army. He loved to fish and loved nature. To say he was creative would be a gross understatement. He had a passion to repurpose found objects and was on a never ending search for a diamond in the rough. He knew his strengths and admitted his faults. Prefacing the following with "extraordinarily," Jeff was: articulate, bold, candid, clever, courageous, devoted, dynamic, eyelash endowed, fearless, forgiving, generous, genuine, gifted, hilarious, hopeful, honest, impressive, industrious, intelligent, intuitive, loyal, mischievous, observant, original, protective, quick-witted, reflective, resilient, resourceful, sensitive, sincere, spiritual, street smart, tenacious, uncompromising and wise. Jeff could also at times be careless, exhausted, headstrong, impatient, impulsive, inaccessible, intense, moody, opinionated, outrageous, stubborn and uninhibited. Like all of us he was a complex human being but he loved and lived with unusual fullness and fury. He lived uncontrived. Jeff will be achingly missed by all who knew and loved him but most especially by his husband Greg, mother Philomena, Aunt Jude and Uncle Bob Golden and Cousins Joya (Kyle) Chrystal and Jamie Golden of California and many dear friends, most especially those he lovingly called "Blanche." A Celebration of his life will be held on August 8th at The Hills of Lakeway Country Club, The Hills, TX at 5 pm. Father Bruce Lery, S.M. will officiate a memorial service and an evening of great food, drink and storytelling will follow. Contact gregsovey@gmail.com for details. In lieu of flowers, donations to www.beardedcollieclub.us/rescue and www.austinpetsalive.org in Jeff's name would be accepted with gratitude. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis (512) 263-1511. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com

Kazuo “Kazu” Nakamitsu

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

KAZUO "KAZU" NAKAMITSU Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away May 15, 2015 in Honolulu. Born August 25, 1924 in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaiian Electric Co. as an automotive mechanic. He is survived by wife, Aiko Nakamitsu; sons, Mel (Nobuko) Nakamitsu, Stephen Nakamaitsu, Wayne Nakamitsu; daughter, Lois (Michael) Nishimura; sisters, Clara Nakamura, Diane Ayabe; 5 grandchildren. Private services were held.

MARILYN ANA JELLINGS LEE

Posted On June 28th, 2015 -

$nameMARILYN ANA JELLINGS LEE Marilyn Ana Jellings Lee, age 82 passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday June 20 at St. Francis Hospice in Nu'uanu. She was born on April 10, 1933 in Honolulu to William 'Buster' Kanehoa Jellings and Maryann Kapana. She was lovingly nicknamed 'Jelly' by her longtime closest friends. She grew up in Kahala, Kaimuki and Kuli'ou'ou and attended Sacred Hearts Academy as a boarding student. Later she attended Kaimuki High School where she was on the swim team and was a Song Leader. She was a graduate of Style Center Fashion Design School. The owner of Creative Island Gifts she operated a successful craft business specializing in machine embroidered floral pillows and pottery. She was an amazing artist using various media including her passion for painting landscapes in oil and acrylics. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunty and friend. She was feisty, fun-loving, creative, and always put her family first. She loved Hawaiian music and hula dancing with her daughters at Hula Halau O Mai'ki with Aunty Mai'ki Aiu Lake and Halau Ku'uleimomi with Aunty Momi Kepilino and friends. Marilyn was a direct descendant of Chiefess Nakai Kalima'alu'alu and Isaac Davis, advisor to King Kamehameha I. She was a member of Hawai'i's Royal Society of 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu and the Daughters of Hawai'i. Marilyn is survived by her devoted husband and care-giver, Donald Edwin Kanakanui Lee/retired HPD Captain and Federal Court Security Officer, daughters L. Nani Rego (Haines) and Libby Lee-Hobbs (Garry), son Mark Lee. She was also proud Grandma to William & Leeana Rego and Kamana Hobbs and was fondly 'Aunty Mommy' to James Glasgow, Manulani Griffith, Mailani Griffith Jones and Bill Griffith. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway, Honolulu 96817 on Monday, June 29. Visitation at 8am and a prayer service at 9am. Interment to follow at 11am, Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services to be presided by her nephew Father Shay Auerbach S.J. Aloha Attire.

Masaichi “Masa” Yamauchi

Posted On June 27th, 2015 -

MASAICHI MASA YAMAUCHI Age 89, of Mililani, HI, passed away May 10, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 28, 1926 in Waialua, HI. Masaichi was a retired horticulturist with the Honolulu City & County Parks & Recreation. He is survived by sons, Bobby (Sharon) Yamauchi, Derrick (Diane) Yamauchi; daughter, Joanne (Lance) Tamate; sisters, Edith Morita, Jane Kashiwabara; 6 grandchildren. Private services were held.

Adriana “Loling” Y. Sacapula

Posted On June 27th, 2015 -

ADRIANA LOLING Y. SACAPULO Age 89, of Waialua, HI, passed away May 21, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born April 21, 1926 in Wailuku, Maui. Adriana was retired from Dole Plantation. She was a member of the Paoay Currimao Hawaii Organization. She is survived by daughters, Nelia Castaneda, Marian Sacapulo; brother, Rodolfo (Herminia) Yaplag; sisters, Natividad Valdez, Diana Tomas; 7 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (July 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Ellen Y. Yamamoto

Posted On June 27th, 2015 -

ELLEN Y. YAMAMOTO Age 82, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 7, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born November 26, 1932 in Kahuku, HI. Ellen was a retired teacher from Ewa Beach Elementary School. She is survived by son, Todd (Joyce) Yamamoto; daughters, Lynn (Winston) Owan, Claire Sespene; brother, Shigemitsu Nakama; sisters, Elaine Marumoto, Chisato Emmos, Emily Wai; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Monday (June 29) at Aiea United Methodist Church (99-101 Laulima St., Aiea). Memorial service 6:30 p.m. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations can be made to: Camp Mekokiko, Cactus & Succulent Society of Hawaii, Aiea United Methodist Church.

Margaret Eunice C.W. Choy

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

MARGARET EUNICE C.W. CHOY Age 96, of Honolulu, died May 20, 2015. Born in Honolulu. A retired school teacher, was grateful to have found God's mission for her, and thus devoted her life teaching the Deaf and Blind. Survived by sons, Elton and Michael; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Robert Leong; sisters, Dr. Alma Chun and Juliet Tong. Private Service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Morturary.

Harold Senichi Yonashiro

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

HAROLD SENICHI YONASHIRO Age 94, of Aiea, passed away May 21, 2015 in Honolulu. Born August 14, 1920 in Huelo, Maui. Owner of Boulevard Tire and Hawaii Mobile Air, Inc. Member of Church Of World Messianity; an avid organic gardener. He is survived by wife, Eleanor T. Yonashiro; daughter, Jan (Robert) Doi; sisters, Edith (Tomy) Bise, Emily Tamanaha, Janet Okumura; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 7/1 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual attire.

VIRGINIA “AUNTY LEI” “POPO” L.A. ZEN

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

$nameVIRGINIA AUNTY LEI POPO L. A. ZEN Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 19, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born January 17, 1928 in Haleiwa, HI. Virginia was retired from the Lanakila Health Center as a nutrition site manager. She is survived by daughters, Beverly C. H. (Jack) Flores, Ashlen E. K. (Lemuel) Keomaka; granddaughter, Jollena K. K. (Hawaii) Tabag; great-grandson, Caleb E. K. K. Tabag. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Tuesday (June 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Katherine Mary Paiva Opunui

Posted On June 26th, 2015 -

$nameKATHERINE PAIVA OPUNUI Katherine Paiva Opunui, born in Ahualoa, Hawaii, on February 15, 1929; died in Honokaa on June 9, 2015. She made her home in Kaneohe for over 50yrs. She retired from Liberty House after 38 yrs, and moved to Waikoloa in 2004. She is survived by daughters, Antoinette (Gouveia) Brucker and Leonora Lani Opunui; sisters Minnie Reis, Lorraine (John) Steinbacher; brother Albert (Vera) Paiva; Grandson James Brian Brucker; Great-grandson Simon Brucker; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside prayer service will be at Punchbowl, July 1st at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers or any renumeration, you may donate to any of the following: KARES (animal rescue), American Heart Association, American Lung Association or Hawaii Humane Society.

DONALD TAKEICHI TAGAWA

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

DONALD TAKEICHI TAGAWA October 16, 1937 June 11, 2015 Aged 77, born in Wailuku, Maui, graduated from Baldwin High School and the University of Hawaii. A true patriot and Renaissance man, he proudly served in the Military and wrote poetry and prose in his spare time. Founder and President of Metropolitan Maintenance which he continued to run until the time of his death. He is survived by mother Dorothy, son Terry, daughter Kris (Yoakum), four grand- children Tristen, Chelsea, Katherine, Dorthea, companion Millie Morikawa, brother Ira and sister Bernice (Tanaka). He will be sadly missed by his beloved ones. Services will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park on Friday, June 26 with visitation at 5 pm, Services at 6 pm.

GLORIA JEAN LONGORIA

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

GLORIA JEAN LONGORIA Age 68, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 27, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 2, 1947 in Wahiawa, HI. Gloria was retired from the Ampco Parking System. She is survived by sons, Edward Longoria, Norman Longoria, Abraham (Sheri-Ann) Longoria, Joshua (Julie) Longoria; daughter, Manette (Randy) Mejia; brothers, Philip Pangarang, Johnny Lewis, sisters, Betty Nacar, Agnes Kamaili, Loretta Burns; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Monday (June 29) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

SITA NISSANKA

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

SITA NISSANKA May 6, 1929 to June 9, 2015 Leelanganie "Sita" Nissanka (Byrne), a Honolulu resident for almost 50 years, passed away in San Ramon, California. She was 86. A public health researcher and educator, Sita was a prolific oil painter, watercolorist, and batik artist, and her work was exhibited in galleries and private collections. Born on the family plantation in Sri Lanka, (then Ceylon), Sita graduated from the University of London, and won a UN scholarship to study in Japan. She returned to Sri Lanka to lead vocational training at the College of Agriculture. She moved to Hong Kong to serve in the Department for World Service, providing rehabilitation and training to refugees. She married Desmond Byrne from London. Sita held positions at Variety Club School, Cancer Research Center, and Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research Center. They were a host family to students from throughout Asia studying at East-West Center and opened their home for family meals and short-term stays. Sita famously hosted Sri Lankan dinners for friends and taught cooking classes. Sita became the first woman to earn both a master's and doctoral degree in Public Health from UH-Manoa. At King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, she led research to improve access to healthcare for Muslim women. Sita returned to Honolulu and became director of the Native Hawaiian Health Professions Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships to Native Hawaiians for advanced medical training, after which they serve local underserved communities. Sita helped hundreds of students graduate with degrees in medicine, dentistry, and nursing, increasing the ranks of Native Hawaiians practicing medicine throughout the islands. Sita is survived by a sister and niece in Colombo, two children, daughter, Maya McBride (Dan), son, Jahan Byrne (Jennifer Derby), and four grandsons. Contributions may be made to Variety School of Hawaii or Honolulu Museum of Art.

LANE KAULUHINANO CIACCI

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

LANE KAULUHINANO CIACCI Lane passed away at home after a long illness. Born on February 12, 1932. He was the oldest of four sons to Maria Lane and Mike Ciacci. Lane grew up in Kalia-Waikiki and graduated in 1950 from McKinley High School where he excelled in football and track. He was employed at Lewers & Cooke, H C & D, and retired from Unity House & the Teamsters Union. While he was at Lewers & Cooke and H.C,& D. he played basketball and volleyball in the Business Mens League. He served in the Waimanalo Lions Club for 20 yrs. He coached the Little League Baseball and Pop Warner Football in Waimanalo. He helped with the Parks & Recreation Summer Fun Program in Waimanalo. While at Unity House he started and organized the sports program for the Union taking members to Las Vegas for golf and bowling. He also organized the Softball Tournament at Kapiolani Park every Sunday. For many years Lane was a basketball official with Oahu Interscholastic Association. Lane moved to Maui enjoying retirement until he became ill and had to return back to Oahu. Lane is survived by MaryE. Friel Ciacci, daughter Ellen Leinani Ciacci Vincent Lono (SamHilo), sons; Michael Friel (Lynn-Waialua), Daniel Robinson (Gregg-Las Vegas, Nevada) & Jonathan Rowe Ciacci. Brother; George Kapule Ciacci of Hollywood California. Lane was preceded in death by sons; Lane "Bobo" (Nancy) Ciacci, Cornwell "Corn"Ciacci and his brothers Charles and Estevan. 11 Grandchildren- Joelle Vincent, Las Vegas, Nevada, Pomai Uyehara (Barry -Northlake Texas), Keolahou Joseph Vincent and Kaike Allen Vincent (Robyn-Hilo), Jennifer Ciacci-Brown (Eddie Tacoma Washington), Kekoa Toshi and Kaleo Masao Ciacci, Christina "Miss Holo'', Cheyne, Chaz, and Chaysen Ciacci. 10 Great-Grandchildren & 1 Great-Great Grand-Daughter -Malia. Services will be held at Oahu Cemetery, Nuuanu on Monday June 29, 2015. Visitation 9:30am, Services 10:30 am. lunch to follow. Please no flowers. Scattering of ashes will be private.

FLOYD JULIO GATIUAN

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

FLOYD JULIO GATIUAN Age 78, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 2, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born February 3, 1937 in Wahiawa, HI. Retired from City & County of Honolulu as a mechanical repairman at the Neal Blaisdell Center. He is survived by son, Kevin (Cherylynn) Gatiuan; daughter, Valerie (Ben) Tamamoto; brother, Jose Gatiuan; sisters, Mary Garlit, Priscilla Eleccion, Virginia Gomez, Dorothy Ganigan, Gloria Tandal; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Sunday (June 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

Albert Hollis Silva Jr.

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

ALBERT HOLLIS SILVA JR. Passed away peacefully on May 14, 2015 with his loved ones by his side. He was born on December 2, 1953 to Albert and Theola Silva. The Silva ohana enjoyed island life paniolo style at Ohikilolo Makua Ranch on Oahu's leeward side. He graduated from Waianae High School in Hawaii in 1971. Hollis enjoyed roping cattle, sports, and worked his last 17 years at Fox Structures. He is survived by his father, Albert Silva, Sr.; his children; Lilly, Hollis, Alapaki and Holly; 4 grandkids, and 4 siblings. Last but not least, his best friend Tom. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waianae, Hawaii on Monday July, 6 starting at 5:00 pm.

Tamako “Thelma” M. Vasconcello

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

TAMAKO THELMA M. VASCONCELLOS Age 84, of Waialua, HI, passed away May 29, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born February 6, 1931 in Waialua, HI. Retired from Haleiwa IGA Supermarket. Preceded in death by husband, James "JD" Vasconcellos, Sr. She is survived by sons, James Vasconcellos, Jr., Royd Vasconcellos; daughters, Ann (John) Casson, Jan (Joel) Ravey; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grand- children; 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (June 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Librado Martinez

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

LIBRADO MARTINEZ 76, died on Sunday, June 7,2015 in Seattle, WA. Dado is survived by his wife Flor, daughters Cathy and Jay-Anne, son Dale, Grand children Patricia, Tara Lynn, Sophia, Gavin. Viewing & visitation on June 26, 2015 10am-12noon, memorial service 12noon-1pm at Bonney Watson WA Memorial 16445 International Blvd., Seattle.

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