Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

JOHN SWEENEY SAN DIEGO SR.

Posted On October 21st, 2017 -

JOHN SWEENEY SAN DIEGO SR. JOHN SWEENEY SAN DIEGO SR. John Sweeney San Diego Sr. entered into rest October 6, 2017 at home in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by family. Born on November 24, 1932 in Honolulu, John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Leslie, 3 sons, John Jr (Cecilia)-Phoenix, AZ, Derek, Honolulu, HI and Scott (Holly)-Gilbert AZ. 8 grandchildren, Jason (Christina) Kanoa, Andrew USCG and Jordan San Diego, Mitsuko (Harrison) Crum, Bruce Kimura, Heather (Nathan) Whitmer, Eric (Clara) San Diego and Michael San Diego, 3 Great Grandchildren, Bryce (Andrew), Eliana (Jason), Cecilia Rose (Mitsuko). Brother Koko Kanaloa, Sisters Connie Furtado and Doreen San Diego all live in Hawaii. John was preceded in death by his parents, brother Anthony and sister Carmella. From 1953 he served in the Army and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal before serving as a reservist until 1961. He attended the University of Hawaii graduating with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. John began his 25-year career in law enforcement with the Honolulu Police Department in 1956 and rose the ranks to become Assistant Chief of Police HPD before being selected as Police Chief for the county of Maui. John retired from the Maui County Police Department after serving five years as Police Chief. John was institutional for many proud accomplishments during his leadership from 1976-1981. Services will be held beginning at 9:30 AM on Sunday October 29th at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial and blessings will follow service at Valley of the Temples Cemetery. Memorial Services in Arizona will be held in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Lucille Setsuko Caldwell

Posted On October 21st, 2017 -

Lucille Setsuko Caldwell76, of Aiea, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017. She was born on December 23, 1940, in Naalehu, Hawai'i, to Masami and Satoko (Imada) Tachibana. She was raised in Naalehu, then moved to O'ahu to attend Farrington High School, graduating in 1958. She earned a B. A. and teaching certificate from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, in 1962. A lifelong teacher of mathematics, she and her family lived at various times on Kauai, Guam, and O'ahu. She was a teacher, then the Dean of Students, at St. Andrew's Priory before becoming the Program Officer for the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. After retiring she volunteered at the Bible Institute of Hawaii, Hospice Hawaii and Project Dana. She enjoyed traveling, baking and spending time with her grand- children. Lucille is survived by her husband David, three daughters, Amy Yonashiro (Terry), Patti Nagami (Craig) and Lisa Tamura Tanoue (Clayton), six grandchildren, Ryan (Breianna), Brandyn, Loren, Brent, Trevor and Jaycie, and two great grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah. She is also survived by her sisters, Marilyn Nishioka (Roy) and Georgiana Kobayashi (Albert), nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Aiea, on Saturday, October 28th, aloha attire. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am, service at 10:00 am. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church or The American Cancer Society. Private inurnment will take place at a later date. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services

Richard Susumu Santo, “Dickie”

Posted On October 21st, 2017 -

RICHARD SUSUMU SANTO, DICKIE 71, of Honolulu, a Vietnam War Army veteran and a postal carrier for the United States Postal Service, passed away on September 21, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers, Dennis, Milton (Marian) and Robert (Marion); and by sister, Floria (Harry) Abe. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Kalihi Union Church. The service is at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Mark Beppu

Posted On October 21st, 2017 -

39, of Honolulu passed away on September 22, 2017 in Honolulu. He was an Account Executive for World Wide Technology. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; son, Dylan; daughters, Mackenzy and Miley; parents, Leonard and Wanda; sisters, Tricia (Brian) McKinley and Sherrie Beppu; nieces, Logan and Peyton McKinley. Visitation 5 p.m. on Friday (October 27) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life to follow at 6 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Gavin K. Nagata

Posted On October 21st, 2017 -

36, of Kaimuki passed away on August 30, 2017 at his home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his father (Leslie), mother (Claire) and older brother (Arlen). Visitation at 3:00pm and celebration of life services at 4:00pm, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Hosoi Mortuary, 30 N. Kukui Street. No Flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

HAROLD BORGES RAPOZO, “JR”

Posted On October 20th, 2017 -

HAROLD BORGES RAPOZO, HAROLD BORGES RAPOZO, JR 67, of Mt. View, Hawaii a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Navy Veteran that served in Vietnam, passed away at home in Mt. View On September 1st. He was born in Kauai. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Muggy) Irvine-Rapozo of Puna; sons Keola Nakaahiki of Honolulu, Kumai Irvine of Hilo; daughters Leila (Duncan Jr.) Castro of Hilo, Reynette Kaopua of California, Momi Rapozo of California; brothers Joseph Rapozo of Kauai; sisters Diane Basque of Oahu, Charlene Sherwood of Hilo, Julie Rapozo of Oahu, Bernadette Rapozo of Oahu, Sheena Archer of Oahu; 8 Grandchildren. "Committal services" will be held 2:00 pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy. Celebration of Life for Oahu Ohana Friends October 21, at FITTED Warehouse 754 Pohukaina Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, 3pm till Pau.

Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Harvey

Posted On October 20th, 2017 -

Rev. Dr. Arthur W. HarveyThe Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Harvey, twelve-year resident of Ellenton, FL, went home to be with the Lord whom he loved and served his entire life on October 14, 2017. He was preceded in heaven by two of his daughters, Laurie Jo and Debbie. Arthur is survived by his loving, and well-loved wife, Patricia (Wilgus); son Charles (Lisa); two daughters Lois McFaddin (Robert); Cathy Harvey and many others. Arthur was a pastor, church musician, and minister of music even in his "semi-retirement", as music and ministry were his lifelong calling and passion. He was an educator for fifty-eight years, an international lecturer, working in more than 23 countries; an avid researcher, engaged teacher and mentor who was well loved by everyone who ever had the privilege to meet him. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in his honor to "The Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Harvey Endowed Scholarship" at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. We feel this will best honor his lifelong passion for and devotion to music education and ministry.

Lorry Masako Ijima Sato

Posted On October 20th, 2017 -

Lorry Masako Ijima SatoLorry Masako (Yonamine) Ijima Sato, 49, of Kane'ohe, died September 17, 2017 at Ann Pearl Nursing Facility in Kane'ohe. Lorry was born on December 13, 1967 in Honolulu. She graduated from James B. Castle High School in 1985, and two years later received her Associates degree from Kapi'olani Community College. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Gordon T. Ijima. Lorry is survived by her husband, Scott Sato; daughters, Allyson and Ashelly Ijima; sons, Gavin Ijima and Nathan Sato; parents, Roy and Sharon Yonamine; brother, Keith (Donna) Yonamine; sister-in-law, Laurie (Mark) Furumasu and Iris Ijima; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services (casual attire) will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation will be from 9am-11am, with services at 11am-12pm. Inurnment at 1:30pm at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Lydia Toshiko Iwamura

Posted On October 20th, 2017 -

97, of Honolulu passed away on September 24, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Haleiwa (Oahu). Survived by sons, Dennis (Charlotte) Iwamura, Fred (Sharon) Iwamura, grandchildren, Derrick Iwamura, Jill (Ken) Kimura, Christopher Iwamura and Scott Iwamura, brothers Donald (Lillian) Fujitani and Thomas Fujitani. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

TERRI L. CORREA

Posted On October 20th, 2017 -

TERRI L. CORREAAge 62, of Honolulu, passed away on September 26, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born on September 27, 1954 in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1972. Survived by husband George W. Correa; son George C.K. (Christey) Correa; daughter Angela K. (Ryan) Correa and grandchildren Maya and Ryder; mother Rose Chung; sister Patti (Nelson) Nakagawa; brothers Mark Chung and Dean Chung; niece Tamra (Nakagawa) Ruiz. Visitation is at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park. No flowers please.

Mitsuru Tanaka

Posted On October 19th, 2017 -

86, of Honolulu passed away on Sept. 29, 2017. He was born in Haiku, Maui. Mits worked at the Sears Service Center for over 50 years in various capacities. He is survived by companion, Patchra Harrison: daughter, Susan Yasuda: sons, David and Derek Tanaka: 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation is at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26th, at Hosoi Mortuary with services at 6 p.m. Inurnment services will be held on Friday, Oct. 27th, 8:30 a.m. at Punchbowl Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

James S. Sakuma

Posted On October 19th, 2017 -

81, of Honolulu passed away on October 11, 2017. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He was a retired Building Maintenance Technician for the Cancer Research Center. He is survived by his wife Isabel; son, Dwayne (Cynthia Tao); daughter Jameen Shimomura (Gregg); three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard, Ernest and Paul Sakuma. Visitation 3 p.m. on Monday (10/23) at Makiki Christian Church; service at 4 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Marilyn Marie Willingham

Posted On October 19th, 2017 -

Age 62, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was born on July 23, 1955 in Camden Arkansas to Geneva Willingham & Eddie Grant. She was blessed with & survived by 6 children of her own: Marvin Willingham, Nile Willingham, LaKercia White, Eva Guy-Reed, Icesiss Guy- Glapion and JahLisha Storment, and 8 grandchildren. Services: Private. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Anna Derby Blackwell

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

Anna Derby BlackwellAugust 12, 1932 October 18, 2016 Mother, Writer, Musician, Volunteer, Friend One year ago, Hawai'i lost a loving and devoted daughter, one of those born in the generation that saw the islands transition from the Territorial period, into Statehood and beyond. Anna Derby (Bond, Howe) Blackwell died peacefully at Queen's Hospital on Tuesday October 18, 2016. Anna Charlotte Kalaninuiaiamaumau Derby was born in Kapi'olani Hospital on August 12, 1932 in Honolulu, the oldest of four children born to Stephen and Dora (Cooke) Derby of Makiki Heights. A proud descendant of three missionary families, Anna grew up hearing stories of the kingdom period from those who had lived through it, and throughout her own life she endeavored to pass those stories on to everyone she knew. She touched many, many lives in so many places and in so many ways, with humor, style and unconditional love -- we should count ourselves lucky to ever see her like again in one lifetime. Anna is survived by her siblings Philander C. Derby and his wife, GeorgeAnne; Martha D McDaniel, John M Derby and his wife, Lyn; her five children, Caroline Bond Davis, Susan (Suzi) Bond, Boyd Davis Bond and his wife, Becky, Sarah (Sally) Bond, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Bond Deniston, and her husband Larry; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, all of whom collectively were the center of her life. Anna's ohana hosted a celebration of her life at Saint Clements' Episcopal Church in Makiki on Saturday November 5, 2016. Anna is gone in the physical sense but lives on within everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. A hui hou, until we meet again.

Barbara Ann Moon

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

Barbara Ann Moon, age 75, of Honolulu passed away on October 8, 2017. She was born in Joplin, Missouri to Phyllis and Ray Heller on December 4, 1941. After receiving a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, she worked at newspapers in Texas and Chicago before moving to Honolulu. Initially working as a civilian with the U.S. Navy, she joined the City and County of Honolulu, where she enjoyed a 34-year long career, retiring as a manager with the Department of Planning and Permitting (fka DLU). Her sharp intellect and personal and professional integrity were the hallmarks of her distinguished career. To those she loved, her caring and loyalty were boundless. Those who knew and loved her best also knew that her quiet demeanor belied a dry wit and wicked, sometimes raucous, sense of humor. To play poker with her risked being subjected to her victory dance as she merrily took your chips and issued orders to deal another hand. To laugh with her was joyous and unforgettable. She was a much beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend who lived and died on her own terms...with courage, compassion, dignity and grace. She shall forever be missed. Survivors include son Ryan, daughter-in-law Deanna, grandsons Evan and Nathan, daughter Rima, sister Donna Kennedy, brother Duane Kennedy, sister Sissy Kennedy, friend Geri Ung and the Ung Family. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

JEANETTE “JEAN” L. LUNING

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

JEANETTE Born on February 03, 1931. Passed away on September 27, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Dr. Alan K. Luning. She is survived by four of her six children - Valerie Lynn Luning-Akau (Happy), Michael Luning (Nancy), Henry "Hank" Luning, and Vida Cavaco. A brother Henry N. Maile (Eleanor). Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday October 27th at the Kailua Beach Park pavilions (Lanikai side) from 10:00am - 2:00pm. A private scattering of Jean & Alan's ashes will take place on a later date.

Aurora Angeles (Avecilla) Fruehling

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

Aurora Angeles (Avecilla) Fruehling(November 3, 1934-July 1, 2017) Aurora Angeles (Avecilla) Fruehling of Honolulu passed away peacefully at age 82 on July 1, 2017, at The Queens Medical Center of Honolulu. Present were her husband, Royal, her daughter, Christine, and two of her cousins Toni Torres and Lita Leonhardt. Her son, Everett, arrived the next day. She is survived by her immediate family of her husband, her son, her daughter, three grandchildren, and her brother, Alfonso Avecilla, of San Jose, CA. Born in Honolulu, she attended Kapalama, Stevenson, and Roosevelt Schools, and graduated from The American School in Manila. She attended the University of the Philippines and graduated from the University of Hawai'i. She completed her M.A. Degree in theater and drama at Northwestern University where she met her husband, Royal. Royal joined her when she returned to Hawai'l in 1959. They married there in 1960, and were married for 57 years. Aurora identified herself as a Community Volunteer, and was a member/officer in numerous City/County, State and National organizations and boards, especially those advocating for a greater emphasis on the arts and arts education in schools; patient protection in hospital research; and the empowerment of women worldwide. She regularly participated as a member of the choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko'olau. A "Celebration of Life" celebration will be held Saturday morning from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM on October 28, 2017, at the Ballroom/Sanctuary of The First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko'olau, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe, Oahu. A "Meet and Greet" with light refreshments will follow the Program Family requests no flowers or monetary gifts; donations "in memory of Aurora A. Fruehling" may be made through the University of Hawai'i Foundation for the Royal T. and Aurora A. Fruehling Fellowship Graduate Study College of Education. The Inurnment Service for the placing of the ashes will be private.

Herbert “Herb” Yau Hoy Chinn

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

Herbert September 26, 2017 Dr. Herbert Y. H. Chinn, 97, of Honolulu, a renowned physician, passed peacefully in his sleep on September 26, 2017, in Honolulu. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Una Chuh Chinn; sons Dr. Herbert K. W. (Vivian) Chinn, Dr. Stephen K. B. (Gwen) Chinn, Hon. Eric K. H. (Hon. Lisa Chin) Chinn; daughters Dr. Patricia L. Chinn, Barbara C. (Fred) Lau, Wendy C. (Blake) Vance; brother Dr. Kenneth Y. T. (Lillian) Chinn; and nine grandchildren. Herbert Y. H. Chinn graduated from St. Louis High School, Western Reserve University [nka Case Western Reserve University], and Boston University School of Medicine. After completing his residency at Kings County Hospital in New York City, Dr. Chinn returned home where he established himself as a pioneer of modern medicine in the state. Dr. Chinn led the development of hemodialysis and transplant medicine in Hawaii with the creation of the kidney dialysis and kidney transplant programs at St. Francis Hospital. As President of the Hawaii Medical Association, Dr. Chinn obtained federal funding to develop Hawaii's Emergency Medical Technician program. As Chairman of Hawaii's Emergency Medical Services program, Dr. Chinn ensured "911" was expanded throughout the state. Dr. Chinn was a driving force in establishing the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. In addition to his many professional contributions, Herb was a dedicated, loving husband, father, and (with six children to feed) an excellent cook. For years at Thanksgiving, Herb was known to prepare the most delicious, kiawe-smoked turkeys and chickens in his homemade 55-gallon drum smoker. Herb would awaken at 3 am and, by mid-afternoon, deliver 20-25 smoked chickens and turkeys to share with relatives and friends. Herb and Una were innovative in their culinary creations which included using Una's secret, family-tested marinade that Herb would inject into chicken thighs long before the use of kitchen syringes became fashionable. Herb was an avid and proud home gardener and farmer who delighted in sharing his sweet, juicy tangerines, longan, pomelo, starfruit, and flowers, as well as tilapia raised in his fish pond. He shared his New Year crab claw narcissus which he carved with surgical precision. As active with his family as with his medical career, Herb created lasting memories of weekend crabbing and fishing trips in Kaneohe, swimming and barbeques in Waimanalo, making "assembly line" lau lau at home with his children, attending midnight mass with the family followed by a potful of takeout won ton mein for his ohana to enjoy at home, and countless family gatherings in his and Una's home. Traveling together from the Great Wall to the pyramids in Egypt and beyond, Herb swept Una around the world. Truly a model, loving husband and caring father, Herb is in our hearts forever. Community Recognition: 1966 Father of the Year in Medicine-Hawaii; 1988 United Chinese Society Model Chinese Father of the Year; 2003 Hawaii Medical Association Physician of the Year. Offices and Commissions: President, Honolulu County Medical Society; President, Hawaii Medical Association; (sole) Hawaii delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates for 12 years; Founding Member and President, Hawaii Urological Society; President, St. Francis Hospital Staff; Chief of Urology, St. Francis Hospital; Chairman, Executive Board of EMCRO (forerunner of Medicare PRO); Chairman, Executive Committee of the University of Hawaii School of Medicine; Chairman, Executive Committee of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii; Vice Chair, Tripler Urology Program; Consultant, Tripler Army General Hospital; Consultant, Maui Memorial Hospital; Captain, Army of the United States. Civic Associations: See Dai Doo Society (President); Lin Yee Chung Association (President); other organizations. October 28th Nuuanu Memorial Park: visitation 10:00 a.m.; services 11:00 a.m.; private burial 12:45 p.m. Casual, aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

NORA I. MORIHARA

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

NORA I. MORIHARA 93, of Honolulu passed a way on September 9, 2017. Survived by Gail Gierhart, Dean Morihara and Cindy Hino. Visitation Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Olivet Baptist Church. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Shoji Akisada

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

Age 90, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 9, 1927, and a retiree of the US Postal Service. He will be forever remembered and cherished as a dedicated family man. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; sons Lance Akisada and Alan (Vicki) Akisada, daughter Jill (Andy) Kawano; seven grand- children - Erin (Matt) Laurent, Gavin (Stephanie) Akisada, Casey Akisada, Lindsay (Gavin) Akisada- Ventura, Mike Kawano, Brad Kawano, Katey Kawano - and four great-children; sister Grace Yokonuma. Private family service were held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

SERENA LEHUA LOA

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

SERENA LEHUA LOA46, of Waimanalo, Oahu passed away Wednesday September 27, 2017 at Castle Medical Center. Serena was born on October 17, 1970. She graduated from Kailua High School in 1988, and worked as a Medical Secretary. She was the youngest of 5 children to the late Larry L. Loa, Sr., And survived by mother Laura L. Loa. She is also survived by her 5 children: Brandon, Lola Barnes (Leeland), Elijah, Jacob, and Jadice. Siblings: Larry L. Jr. (Nancy), Ginger Loa-Callia (Alec), Michelle Poaha, and Laurie Loa. Nieces, nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends. Serena gave so freely from her heart, asking nothing in return. Often giving more than she received. She was a strong and loving person who withstood many obstacles in her life. She was a fighter and fought to the end! Serena is Deeply Loved and Missed by her Family & Friends. "We Love You To The Moon & Back!!" Funeral Services in Serena's memory will be held: SATURDAY OCTOBER 21, 2017, WAIMANALO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CAFETERIA. Family Visitation 9 am. Public Welcome 10 am. Service Program to follow.

FREDERICK K. “FRED” DUENNEBIER

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

Frederick K. "Fred" Duennebier, loving and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, 73, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017 with his family by his side. Fred is survived by his wife, two children, and new grandson, as well as his three sisters, one brother, and nieces and nephews. Fred was born in 1943 in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Irondequoit High School, Trinity College, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where for over 40 years he enjoyed teaching and research in geology & geophysics. Fred said: "I've had a great life with no regrets and lots of love, fun and satisfaction, wonderful wife and kids, family, friends, and so much fun working that it always surprised me that they paid me to do it. The last ten years have been a bonus; so all in all I'll be leaving this world very content."

DAVID MARTIN RODRIGUES

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

Age 84, of Honolulu, HI, passed October 9, 2017, in Makaha. Born Dec 4, 1932, in Aiea, and a U. S. Marine Corp. veteran. He is survived by his son, Wayne (Sue Miller) Rodrigues; daughters, Mae (Jim Nye) Makuakane-Kala, Jolene Makuakane, Davina Rodrigues (Rene) Urrutia; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct 21, 2017, Wahiawa Assembly of God church. Burial: 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct 23, 2017 at Punchbowl Cemetery.

MARILYN AKRIDGE SCHANK

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

MARILYN AKRIDGE SCHANKMarilyn Akridge Schank passed away October 7, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born September 26, 1927 in Santa Monica to Roby and Lucile Akridge. After the death of her father in 1934, she and her mother moved to Salt Lake City. She earned a BS in Sociology from the University of Utah and a masters in Social Work from UC Berkeley. She also attended the Pasadena Playhouse. In 1960 she married Robert Edward Schank, a widower with 5 children she adopted and raised while managing a social work career. In 1962 the family moved to Hawaii where she continued her career. She traveled extensively, enjoyed the fine arts, practiced real estate, ran the Honolulu Marathon, and hiked the Inca Trail. She was a member of several professional organizations, the Outrigger Canoe Club and Rotary. She is survived by her children: Eric, Carol, Jonathan, Sam, and Tito; grandchildren: Verne, Maile, Aaron, and Alexandra; and great-grand- children: Alihilani, Olivia, and Zane. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Monday Oct. 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on 622 N. Judd St. No flowers, donations to the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble, PO Box 93, Kailua, HI 96734.

Norma Ukie Uemura Ah Tou

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

87, of Waipahu, passed away at home on September 17, 2017. Formerly from Capt. Cook, Kona, she was an Executive Secretary for Kaiser Cement in Lualualei. Preceded in death by parents, Kichijyu & Saki Uemura; Siblings, Masato Uemura, Yoshimasa "Jerry" Uemura, Masae "Myrna" Ikehara, Masamitsu "Mame" Uemura, Kazuki "William" Uemura, Yoshiharu "Lefty" Uemura. Survived by husband, Mervyn Ah Tou of Waipahu; daughter, Evelyn "Evie" Ahlo of Waipahu; grandchildren, Bronson (Denise) Ahlo of Utah & Brandi Ahlo (Denny Benzon) of Waipahu; great-grandchildren, Kupa'a, Tia, Diesel & La'i; Sisters-in-law, Hideko Uemura of Kona, Janet Uemura of Pearl City & Marian Uemura of Kaneohe; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will start at 9:30am on October 29, services to begin at 11am at Hosoi Mortuary. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Ruth Hong Yuen Lau Chang

Posted On October 18th, 2017 -

Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away on Sept 20, 2017. From Kahaluu, Oahu she married Walter W.T. Chang 72 yrs ago. She was a property manager, and is survived by 4 children Carol Ann Chang, Dennis (Mabel) Chang, Arlene (John) Purbaugh and Brayson Chang, and grand- son Martin Chang. She had 7 siblings of whom Edward Lau survives her. Service Borthwick Mauna Kea chapel, Oct 20, 11am.

Louise Herron Ripple

Posted On October 17th, 2017 -

Louise Herron RippleMarch 16, 1918 - October 3, 2017 Louise Herron Ripple, known to her friends as 'Jimmie', passed away peacefully at Arcadia Retirement Residence in Honolulu on October 3. She was 99. Jimmie was born to loving parents Charles Douglas and Louise Milligan Herron, in Richmond, VA. She grew up as an Army 'brat' and traveled extensively with her parents and brother, Bill, as her father, who retired as a three-star general, was stationed at many Army posts around the world. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with degrees in music and German. While visiting her parents at Ft. Shafter in Honolulu in 1939 she met Richard ('Rip') W. Ripple, also a West Point graduate and career Army officer. They were married in 1941 and embarked on an adventurous life together that took them to post-war Germany and Izmir, Turkey, as well as many stateside tours of duty. Jimmie was a quintessential Army wife, just as her mother had been. Rip's last posting was in Honolulu, where he and Jimmie retired in 1966 and enjoyed a full life of friends, music, paddle tennis, bridge, worldwide travel, golf, deep sea diving (Jimmie), and fishing (Rip). Jimmie's natural curiosity and independent nature led her to pursue her many interests throughout her life. She was an accomplished equestrian as a teenager and won many hunter/jumper competitions; in keeping with her avid interest in nature and preservation, she was a member of the Outdoor Circle; as a violinist and violist, she made friends and organized chamber music groups wherever she lived, including in Honolulu, where she was active in the Morning Music Club and played in the Honolulu Symphony. At age 65, she fibbed about her age so she could take scuba diving lessons. She dove around the world, taking photos of undersea life and delighting in the creatures she encountered. She was a docent at the Honolulu Aquarium and she regularly swam out to the windsock in the channel at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Rip passed away shortly after they moved to Arcadia in 1998. Jimmie stayed active well into her 90's, swimming at the Outrigger, playing chamber music and bridge, and supporting music and the arts. Her many friends at Arcadia, some of whom she had known since 1963, were dear to her. She was an inspiration to all who knew her, and her gracious nature and gentle warmth will be remembered always. She is survived by her four children, Richard Ripple and his wife Fiona (Nipomo, CA), Louise Ripple Yuhas (Smith Valley, NV), Daphne Ripple Araujo and her husband Bart (Napa, CA), and Carol Ripple and her husband David Bersoff (New York, NY); three grandchildren, Jessie Doernberger (Baltimore, MD), Jeremy Doernberger (Washington, DC), and Camille Ripple (Boca Raton, FL); granddaughter Olivia Ripple predeceased her grandmother in 2015. Jimmie will be missed by her three step-grandchildren, Jaime Araujo Bezian (Piedmont, CA), Gregory Araujo (Boca Raton, FL), and Chris Araujo (Portland, OR). Friends are welcome to a celebration of her life at Arcadia, 1434 Punahou Street, Honolulu, at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 18th. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Morning Music Club of Honolulu. Please contact Susan Spangler at (808) 734-2925 for further information.

HELEN ASAYO HAMADA

Posted On October 17th, 2017 -

To Helen, Thank you very much for everything. No Flowers. SERVICE WILL BE 10:00 A.M. SATURDAY OCTOBER 21, 2017 AT NUUANU BAPTIST CHUCH. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

THELMA ROSALIE DE JESUS

Posted On October 17th, 2017 -

THELMA ROSALIE DE JESUSThelma Rosalie De Jesus, 88, of Kaimuki, a retired seamstress passed away peacefully on September 22, 2017 in Kailua. She was born in Lahaina, Maui on October 7, 1928. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Frank De Jesus. She is survived by her son Frank De Jesus Jr (wife Pat), her daughters Simone Marie Thomas (husband Larry) and Arlene Medeiros (husband John), 9 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grand- children, and 14 Great-Great- Grandchildren. Services at St. Anthony's of Padua in Kailua on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 9:30 AM for Visitation and 10:30 AM for Celebration of Life. Burial will be at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe at 1:00 PM. Casual Attire. Flowers welcome. On-line condolences www.borthwickoahu.com.

Leroy Keonaona Gilliland

Posted On October 16th, 2017 -

Leroy Keonaona Gilliland, age 84, passed away on September 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife Arline, children Mikel (Diane), Lance (Puanani), Elissa (Joe) Pickard and Beau (Judy), 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grand- child. He graduated from Punahou School, attended Cal Poly Tech and later served in the United States Navy. He retired from Hawaiian Telephone after a rewarding 30 year career. Services will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kailua on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. followed by Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be Private. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

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