Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Perlita Gorospe Rebibis

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Perlita Gorospe RebibisPerlita Gorospe Rebibis, 75 of Honolulu, died June 2, 2018. Born in San Juan Lapog, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She worked at Queen's Medical Ctr. for 26 yrs. Survived by daughters Lesley (Victor) Bakke, Julie (Kendal) Luke and Marlie (Mike) Bond; sons Wil (Jackie), Jetrey and Marcos Jr.; 14 grandchildren. Perlita was predeceased by husband, Marcos Rebibis, Sr. Wake service Sunday, July 1st at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Viewing: 4pm Memorial Service: 5pm. Second-day service Monday, July 2nd at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Viewing: 10am Service: 10:30am Burial: 1pm at Valley of the Temples Cemetery, Kaneohe. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Cecily Ann Harder Kikukawa

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Cecily Ann Harder KikukawaCecily Ann Harder Kikukawa was born in Connecticut on October 23, 1919, to parents Albert and Marion Harder. Education was a high family value, and "Cis" earned her M.Ed. at Yale in 1943. Her Dream to travel the world found her on Molokai in 1946, where she met Arthur Kikukawa, a WWII 442nd RCT veteran. They married and had five children. Art managed the Mid Nite Inn while Cecily taught school until her retirement in 1979. Once retired, Cis and Art traveled the world and enjoyed grandchildren. Cecily valued her faith, education, and good health. Cis was a parishioner at St. Sophia's Church on Molokai, where she served as a lector, organist, religious education teacher, and member of the Parish Council. She was an avid reader until the maladies of old age took her vision. She began reading books on tape, an activity that brought her intellectual stimulation and pleasure. She swam laps at the local pool until age 91 and was always health conscious. Cecily had a sweet tooth... especially for CHOCOLATE! She loved children and spent time reading, swimming, traveling, and working with them. Cecily, her intellect and wit, will be dearly missed by many. During her final years, Cecily lived with her daughter, Sr. Marion, at St. Francis Convent. Her family is indebted to the Franciscan Community for the excellent care she received. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur, their son Paul, and her parents and siblings. She is survived by her sister, Monica (Robert) Kelley of Florida and her children, Sr. Marion Kikukawa, Kristen Capalare, John (Alyne) Kikukawa, and Phillip (Susan Forbes) Kikukawa. She also leaves 11 grandchildren 7 great grandchildren, and a multitude of Harder, Gebhardt, Kikukawa, and Kometani relatives. She transitioned peacefully from this earth on June 12, and her family rejoices that she is reunited with her beloved deceased. Services in Honolulu will be held at St Francis Convent chapel, 2715 Pamoa Rd., on Wednesday, June 27 with visitation (3:00), eulogy (4:45), and Mass (5:00), followed by a reception. Services on Molokai will be held at St. Damien Church on Friday, June 29, with visitation (8:30), eulogy (9:45), and Mass (10:00). Inurnment will be held privately by the family. Family requests no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel

Sueo Nakama

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Age 91, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home. He was born in Kipapa, Oahu and was a papaya and banana farmer. He is survived by his wife Anita; son Ronald; daughters Diane and Jill (Mark) Kobayashi and grandson Sean. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Carol Ann Lanning Char

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Carol Ann Lanning Char72, a retired United Airlines reservationist, was called to join the angels on May 17 2018. Carol was born November 4, 1945, in Grant's Pass, Oregon, but fell in love with Hawaii and made it her home. She is survived by husband, Earle, and sons: Jean-Claude (Kitako), Cale, and Kellen. In Carol's honor, a Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018, at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary, Downtown Chapel. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Service: 6:30 p.m.

Mildred Mitsuko Nakakura

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Mildred Mitsuko Nakakura, 96, of Kaneohe, joyfully entered into heaven to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 24, 2018. Born in Wakayama, Japan, she was the owner of the former Millie's Okazu in Kaneohe, and was predeceased by her husband, Hideo Nakakura. Millie is survived by her children, Gail (Kenson) Kuba, Joy (Cal) Chinen and Edwin Nakakura; brother, Toshi Sakurai; 6 grand- children and 10 great-grand- children. Private services were held. Online condolences: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.com Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Marguerite Melanie Matthews Aila, “Aunty Ipo”

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Marguerite Melanie Matthews Aila, MARGUERITE MELANIE MATTHEWS AILA, AUNTY IPO "I am always with you." 75, of Waianae, HI. Sunrise 5-17-42, Honolulu, HI - Sunset 2-25-18, Honolulu, HI. She attended Scared Hearts Elementary, Nanaikapono Middle School in Nanakuli, and graduated class of 1960 from Waianae High School. She married Anthony Aila, Sr. April 29, 1961. Marguerite enjoyed bowling, dancing, lei making, cooking and enjoyment with her Ohana. She is predeceased by her daughter, Andronette O. Aila, brother, David McShane, and sister, Eugenia Matthews. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Anthony K. Aila, Sr.; children, Antoinette K. Aila, Anthony K. Aila, Jr., Esther K. Aila; grand- children, Antoilana O. "Ming" Aila, Wailana A. Diaz, Alysha M. Aila, Melanie O. Aila, Andronette O. Aila, Dustin Basconis, Chantel Basconis, Dacia Basconis, Chaze Basconis, Jr., and Cody Basconis; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Darwynne P. "Moki" (Rayvane) Matthews, Edward K. "Makaio" (Cherie) Matthews, Edmond (Zelda) McShane; sisters, Alice A. (Douglas) Correia, Chalene Awo, Marlene McShane; many nieces & nephews; grandnieces & nephews; great- grandnieces & nephews. Celebration of Life to be held at Waianae Sacred Hearts Church on June 30, 2018. Visitation 9:00 to 10:00 am. Mass 10:00 to 11:00 am. Shared meal 11:00 to 2:00 pm. To All Whom Celebrate with the AILA OHANA, "Mahalo Nui and God Bless". Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

JUANA “SUSIE” ALIPIO SOLMIRIN

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

JUANA Formerly of Pearl City (Waiawa) passed away on April 26, 2017 in Columbus, Missouri. She is survived by five children: Alfred (Jennifer) Solmirin, Adam (Sonya) Solmirin, Anita (Vincent) Solmirin-Ganon, Edward Solmirin and Karen Solmirin. Two brothers: Plabio "Bobby" (Edith) Alipio and Sostenes "Sonny" (Cathy) Alipio. 35 grandchildren, 40 great-grand- children, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services: Fri, June 29, 2018, visitation: 9:30am, Mililani Mortuary "Makai" Chapel. Burial to follow 2:00pm National Cemetery of the Pacific-Punchbowl.

Stacie Lehuaalohanani Harumi Anzai

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Stacie Lehuaalohanani Harumi AnzaiAge 41, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 17, 2018 at her home in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 28, 1977 to Harry Anzai Sr and Rene Fujimoto (Perkins). Stacie began her working career at World Cafe where she met a group of girls who would become her best friends. She eventually moved on and worked for many years at Pali Longs as a clerk. In 2006 she made the decision to transfer to their Las Vegas store to be near her family. Stacie wanted to try her hand in the hotel industry and got a job at Ceasars Palace where she became a concierge for many years. Throughout her various careers she established many friendships. Stacie is preceded in death by her father Harry Anzai Sr, and survived by her mother Rene Perkins (Nathaniel), brothers Harry Anzai Jr (Allyson), Harrison Anzai (Malia), Jordan Lum; aunties, uncles and two nieces, Isabella and Raelyn Anzai, cousins and her best friends (BG girls). Funeral service will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Thursday, June 28. Visitation will begin at 5:00pm followed by services at 6:00pm. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Sherill “Willy” P. Wilcox

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Sherill 74, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on March 23, 2018. He was born on November 23, 1943 in Honolulu. Survived by 2 Sons and 4 Grandchildren. Services to be held at Our Lady of Good Council on July 14, 2018 at 10am. Casual attire. No flowers. Lunch will be provided. Scattering of ashes to follow at He'eia Kea Pier.

Lois Hanawalt Gill

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Lois Hanawalt GillDecember 15, 1925 - May 22, 2018 Lois Hanawalt Gill of Honolulu, widow of the former Territorial and State Legislator, Congressman, and Lieutenant Governor Tom Gill, died of natural causes on May 22 at her home, surrounded by family, at age 92. She is survived by her six children: Thomas A. Gill of Honolulu, Andrea Gill of Hilo, Eric Gill of Honolulu, Ivan (Jeanette Olson) Gill of New Orleans, Timothy (May Lynne) Gill of Berkeley, and Gary (Susan Essoyan) Gill of Honoluluas well as twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Lois Gill was active throughout her married life as an advocate for public education, consumer protection, veterans' affairs, environmental protection, and civil rights. She was deeply involved in her late husband's political career and in the revitalization of Hawaii's Democratic Party in the 1950s and '60s. Born Lois Angelina Hanawalt in McFarland, CA, on December 15, 1925, she was one of 12 children. Her father, educator W.C. Hanawalt, was the fifth president of what is now La Verne College, and her mother was Pearl Etta Hanawalt. Lois grew up on farms in McFarland, CA, and Gettysburg, PA. Lois was a graduate of Gettysburg (PA) High School, Bakersfield (CA) Junior College, and the University of California at Berkeley, where she met her future husband, Thomas P. Gill. They were married at St. Clement's Church in Honolulu on August 25, 1947. Independent and self-reliant from a young age, Lois contributed her tireless work ethic, intense passion for fairness, and impeccable integrity to many causes. Active even in her final years, Lois was proud of the role she played in repealing legislation that undermined zoning protection for Hawaii's public lands. A woman of grace and determination, Lois was articulate and tenacious. She will be remembered by many for her sense of humor, resilience, competence, and dedication to her family. Lois' ashes will be interred alongside those of her late husband in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. A private memorial will be planned for a later date. Donations in her memory are invited to the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii Foundation and Hawaii Public Radio.

JESUS ERQUIZA

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

90, of California City, CA, formerly of Waipahu, passed away on June 29, 2017. He was born in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines. He served 26 years in the U.S. Navy; was a veteran of WW II, Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also retired from The Queen's Medical Center. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Ascension, son Joseph, granddaughter Angel, and daughter-in-law Anne Le- Blanc-Erquiza. Survived by sons, Gordon (Nina), Leonard, James, and Jesse; daughters, Anna Warlick (Robert), Theresa Cagulada (Rudy), Christine, Jennifer, Susan Richard (Kevin); nine grand- children; four great-grandchild- ren; brothers, Jaime and Domingo of the Philippines; sisters, Leonora Bautista, Milagros Tamayo, Norma Bravo vda.de Barlaan, Luisa Palisoc of the Philippines and Lourdes Williams of United Kingdom. Military Honors Service on June 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Amy Emiko Nishimura

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Amy Emiko NishimuraIt is with great sadness that the family of Amy Emiko Nishimura, daughter of Yasuteru and Naomi Nihei, announces her passing while at home on Moloka'i on Wednesday, May 30, at the age of 85 years. Amy will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Carol Shimabukuro, sister Ellen "Sachi" Nihei, brother Lance Yasuteru Nihei, numerous nieces & nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Amy was born in Honolulu, but spent the last few decades of her life living on Moloka'i. She enjoyed fishing, golfing and playing cards with friends and family. But most of all, she loved playing the slot machines in Las Vegas with her daughter Carol. Amy was always the life of the party and could make everyone laugh. She had the best mango tree on Moloka'i and her pickled mango was a winner. Amy had a big heart and would do anything to help her family and friends. She also supported her community well and was very active in numerous organizations. She will be dearly missed. A funeral service will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Tuesday, July 3, at 6pm. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Sarah Pualeilani Mendonca

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

90, passed on March 2, 2018 with family by her side Survived by daughter Sharon P.M. Chai, son Melvin J. Mendonca Jr. Grandsons Kepa and Koa Granddaughters Melissa and Cecily Great Grandchildren Jordyn, Miya, Camryn and David. Private Services Held

Stanley Batula

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Stanley BatulaAugust 26, 1939 - May 24, 2018 78, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on May 24, 2018 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. Born and raised in Palama and graduated from Farrington High School in 1957. He was an active member of the FHS Alumnai Association and a veteran of the USAF. He was employeed at Hawaiian Electric Company in the engineering department for over 35 years. His parents were Esteban Balaga Batula and Poinciana Saramosing Candilasa Batula. Brothers: Albert (Vicky), Barney (Cris), Robert (Florence), Ronald (Pat), Woody (Joan), and Whalen Batula; Sisters: Arleen (Albert) Laimana, Madeleine (Robert) Bolosan and Stephanie Batula. Numerous nieces, nephews and a very special great-nephew, Justin R. Bolosan. Services for Stanley will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Downtown, Honolulu. Viewing: 9:00 a.m.; Rememberance Service: 10:15 a.m.; Prayer Service: 11:00 a.m.; Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Paige Sueko Kobashigawa

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

89, passed peacefully at home on May 10, 2018. Paige (aka Sue) was predeceased by husband, Richard and son, Sheldon. She is survived by brother, Larry Ikei; sons, Crandall and Benton, and daughter, Karen (Sato) and 11 grandchildren; Tasha, Tevin, Shea (Tabisula), Tyler (Sato), Tamra, Erin, Kelsi (Imamura), Kerry (Sato), Tiana, and Brey; and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation at 10 a.m. on June 30, 2018 (Saturday); services at 11 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

HON JUNG LEE

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

95, died in Honolulu on June 10, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, HI. Survived by his wife, Chun Wah, sons, MG (ret) Robert (Judith) Lee, Aarion, daughter, Victoria (Steve Olson), grandchildren Bryan (Gail Nakaichi) and Alison Camara (Dan), Michael Olson, Angela Olson, and great grand- son Carter. Buddhist inurnment prayer services to be held at Hsu Yun Temple Memorial Hall, 42 Kawananakoa Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm. Visitation from 1030-1130 am. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Frederick Curammeng Pasol

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Age 89 of Ewa Beach, and long-time resident of Kaawanui Village, Kauai passed away at Straub Clinic & Hospital on June 2, 2018. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines and was a Gay & Robinson welder, a master plumber and owner of Pasol Plumbing. Fred was also a U.S. Marines veteran. He is survived by daughters Glenda (Alan) Horner and Freda (Frankie) McCurley; granddaughter Rebekah McCurley of Ewa Beach, Oahu; siblings Simeona Pasol Daliva of Wailuku, Maui and Reynaldo (Elsie) Pasol of Kekaha, Kauai. Visitation 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Island Family Christian Church, service 10:30 a.m. Additional service on Kauai at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, July 14, 2018, visitation 9:30 a.m., service 10:30 a.m., burial 1:30 p.m. at the Kauai Veteran's Cemetery. Family requests no flowers in Honolulu. Flowers ok on Kauai. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Shigeko Ogata

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

91, of Honolulu, passed away on May 31, 2018. Born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by her sons, Wayne, Craig (Colleen Takabayashi), and Grant Ogata; and daughter, Gail Ogata. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

RICHARD MICHAEL CONROY

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

RICHARD MICHAEL CONROY73, of Honolulu, retired Vice- President for Theo Davies Food Group, passed away June 11, 2018 at the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Tacoma, WA. Survived by wife, Marian Ozaki Conroy; brothers, Mike (Randa) and Joe (Sue) Conroy of WA; brother-in-law, Milton (Carol) Ozaki; sister-in-law, Joyce Tomonari. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Thursday June 28, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 11:00 a.m. The family requests aloha attire be worn, no flowers and no monetary gifts. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

ELSIE FUALAAU STEFFANY

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

ELSIE FUALAAU STEFFANY55 of Waipahu passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Denver, CO. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Michael (Seema) and daughter Catrina, parents Mike and Siala, sisters and brother, Flossie, Sina (Curtis), Lina and Jimmy, and nephew Daniel. A graduate of Radford H.S. she earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from HPU and Master's degree in Accounting from Strayer University. Her government service spanned over 30 years working in: Washington DC (Pentagon), Denver, CO, Germany as well as Afghanistan (twice) in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel with NATO. Elsie oversaw over 12 people as a manager and was respected by high military officials. A service in her honor is being performed in Arlington, VA. She has requested her remains be brought back to Hawaii for their final resting place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:30am at the Hawaiian Pentecostal Full Gospel Assembly at 1159 Gulick Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96819 (parking across from the church at Kalihi-Waena Elementary School). Aloha attire, no flowers, please. The family requests that there will be no Fa'a Samoa.

EDWIN TETSUO KANEKO

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

EDWIN TETSUO KANEKOEdwin Tetsuo Kaneko, 87, of Holualoa, died on April 26, 2018 at Nakamaru Hale Hospice of Kona. Born in Honalo, Hawaii on May 29, 1930 the sixth of eleven children. Ed's life truly exemplified the circle of life. As a child, he was raised on a coffee farm in the Honalo area of Kona. His family farmed 13 acres and all the kids were expected to pick coffee before school. One essential element of coffee picking were the lauhala baskets that they would all use when they harvested the beans. Ed joined the army before graduating high school. He served the US army in both Japan and Korea. After his discharge in 1953, he used the GI bill to complete his high school education at the University of Hawaii, then his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Michigan State where he studied Civil Engineering. He married Kay Uno in 1955 and they both lived in Michigan while he completed his studies. That is where his oldest son Kris Kaneko was born in 1958. His first job was working for Michigan Department of Highways. Ed's career path relocated him back to Honolulu Hawaii working for the Department of Transportation Ed and Kay's two daughters were born, Julie Kaneko in 1961 and Tricia Kaneko in 1965. Ed career path had him working for the Civil Aeronautic Authority and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). The FAA sent him to Berkely to get a Master's degree in Aviation. His jobs took him to Japan, Washington DC., Brunei, China and Guam. At the peak of Ed's career, working for the FAA, he was overseeing the entire Pacific Rim and supervising over 400 workers. Ed last position was Senior FAA representative for 13 counties based at the US Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. Completing his circle of life, Ed retired in 1989 buying his coffee farm on Kona in Holualoa. He was a coffee farmer and mastered his lauhala weaving, becoming a Master Hat Weaver aka. Kumu Ulana Lau Hala. Ed was one of the founders of the Holualoa Foundation for Culture and the Arts, and active in the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, coordinated the Kona Coffee History exhibit which traveled to Brazil and in addition he was one of the volunteers who built the playground at Higashihara park in Kona. He found his passion in teaching at the Ka Ulu Lauhala O Kona annual weaving conference where he was best known for his sturdy baskets and the Holo Lio hat (his iconic cowboy hat). Shortly after joining the Ka Ulu Lauhala O Kona he had a booth at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Craft Fair for the past 15 years and became known as a Master Hat Weaver aka. Kumu Ulana Lau Hala. In 2006 Ed traveled to the Smithsonian Institute for the Carriers of Culture Exhibit where they displayed 50 Lauhala hats. Ed also contributed one of his traditional baskets and mats for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, currently included in the collection that is with the Hokule'a traveling throughout the Islands. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00am on Sunday, July 1st at the Royal Kona Resort 75-5852 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740. Ed is survived by his wife of 63 years Kay Uno Kaneko; son, Kris Kaneko of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Julie M. Kaneko Hall of Ventura, CA and Tricia Strahler of Castle Rock, CO; brothers, Yoshiyuki Kaneko (Emiko) of Kealakekua, Herbert Kaneko (Vivian) of Pearl City; sisters, Asako Kajioka of Pearl City, Kimiko Sato of San Carlos, Ca; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Wilfred Edmund Wakinikona

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

WILFRED EDMUND WAKINIKONA AH TOU, SR. 82, of Kealia, Hawaii, died May 10, 2018 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealia, on February 22, 1936, he was a retired electrician for Mauna Kea Electric Company. He was a former employee of the National Park Service at Pu'u Honua O Honaunau. He was a member of Local 1186, IBEW, Ala Kahakai Trail, St. Benedict's Catholic Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ah Tou of Kealia; sons: Thomas Ah Tou, Sr., Wilfred Ah Tou, Jr., and Mervyn Ah Tou, all of Kealia; stepsister, Veronica Lawa'i Ha'ae of South Kona; brothers, Adrian (Yuri) Ah Tou of Keaau, Thomas (Viola) Atou of Kauai, Samson (Jeannie) Ah Tou of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Norman (Monique) Enos of Honaunau, Alexander (Sandra) Enos of Middle Keei, and Bennett Enos of San Francisco, California; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. An all night vigil will be held at 5:00 p.m. on June 29, 2018 at the family's residence, 85-4578 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealia. Visitation will continue at 8:30 a.m. June 30, 2018 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass: 9:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

Kikue “Kaye” Higuchi

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

92, of Aiea, passed away on May 9, 2018 at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by her children, Russell (Liet), Brian (Deidere), Doreen (Ron) Takata and Robert (Luane); sister, Helen Kobashigawa; and by ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Albert Tsuneo Uesato

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

73, passed away on April 14, 2018 at the St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. He retired as a Baker for the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Lorna Ochagabia Uesato; his daughters, Shirlene (Robert) Callejo and Aiko Uesato; son, Ryan (Jacky) Uesato; grandchildren, Lacey & Kiana Callejo and Rina Uesato; brothers, Karl, Clarence (Judi), Wayne, Melvin (Healani); sister, Karen Wright. He was preceded in death by brothers, Steven, Ted, Robert; and sister, Jean Hamada. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, service at 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Hisako “Vivian” Nakamura

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

100, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2018 in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Barry and Robert, Daughter- in-law Maggie, 6 Grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Private services. Burial to follow at Veterans National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Family requests no monetary donations or flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Janice Marie Bappe

Posted On June 24th, 2018 -

Janice Marie BappeJanice Marie Bappe, age 92, died unexpectedly at home March 4. Miss Bappe was born in 1925 in Ames, Iowa, to Lena Nelson and Edwin Bappe, and grew up in Mason City and Fort Dodge, Iowa. After high school in Fort Dodge, she entered nurses' training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and then, on something of a whim, took her first job in Hawaii at Kahuku Medical Center. In 1953, she joined the Army as a nurse and was stationed in Germany. She returned to Hawaii after, purchased the home in Waikiki where she lived until her death, and continued her career with tuberculosis patients at Leahi Hospital and then in maternity at Tripler Army Hospital until her retirement in the late 1980s. Miss Bappe, although not a native, was devoted to Hawaii and Honolulu. A resident since the early 1950s, she voted 'no' on the 1959 state referendum for admission to statehood. She was active at her local community board and often visited the state legislature to testify regarding proposed legislation, especially on quality of life issues. She gave up her car after retirement and walked or took the bus all over Hononlulu; many may remember seeing her, always in a mu'umu'u, coming home from shopping or walking in her beloved Kapiolani Park. Miss Bappe is survived by her nephew Mark Libbey, of NJ, and grand-niece, Anna Carl, of California. A memorial gathering will take place at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel on Sunday, July 1, from 11am-1pm. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary

Henry Konakakino Hulama, Jr.

Posted On June 23rd, 2018 -

Henry Konakakino Hulama Jr., age 70, of Waikoloa died May 25 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran, a retired Honolulu Police Department Solo Bike Officer, a retired State of Hawaii Operations Supervisor at Kona International Airport and a member of the Hawaiian Thunda Motorcycle Club. He is survived by spouse, Barbara Hulama; son, David Hulama; daughter, Karen Hulama; mother, Annie Hulama; brothers, Michael Hulama Sr., Gerard Hulama Sr., Jesse Hulama Sr. and Stanford Hulama Sr.; sisters, Rowena Silva, Joanne Hulama and Faye Williams; grandchildren, Kaili & Ikaika Featheran, Hailey, Hanna and Derek Hulama; aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 30 at Salvation Army, Hilo Corps. Visitation at 9am, Services at 10am, Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Arrangements Provided By: Dodo Mortuary, Inc. *

Betty Ritsuko Yawata Inouye

Posted On June 23rd, 2018 -

Age 83, a retired elementary school teacher with the Hawaii State Department of Education, passed away on May 24, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Preceded in death by her husband Harry Inouye. Betty is survived by brother, Melvin Yawata; sister Thelma (Richard) Hashiba; nephew Clint (Alison) Hashiba; grandniece Kimberlee and grandnephew Brent; stepson Donald (Susan) Inouye and step- grandchildren Robyn and Jamie. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Barbara Anne Hannum

Posted On June 23rd, 2018 -

Barbara Anne HannumBarbara was born and raised in Chehalis, WA and graduated from Pomona College in 1953. She joined the Army and became an occupational therapist. While stationed at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco, CA, she met her husband William Y. C. Hannum. They were married on March 15th, 1958. After postings in Okinawa and New Jersey, Barbara and Bill settled in Kailua, HI in 1964. Barbara loved to travel and was happy to have been able to visit 6 continents. Barbara is survived by her son, William Hannum (Barbara), her daughter Jean Hannum McCormick (Robert), her stepdaughter Vivian Kaye Bunkin (Paul), her sister Dorothy Kaye Graneto (Pat) and six grandchildren: Joshua & Conor Hannum, Katherine and Peter McCormick, Scott & Lisa Bunkin. Private Service. Remembrances can be sent to the American Cancer Society and the American heart Association. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Frederick Doren Stone

Posted On June 23rd, 2018 -

Frederick Doren Stone FREDERICK DOREN STONE 79, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, died May 29, 2018. Born in Freetown, New York, he earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell, and PhD. in biogeography from the University of Hawaii. After serving with International Voluntary Service in Vietnam and Thailand, Stone taught at SUNY Oswego, Evergreen State College, University of Hawaii, and was director of the Forest TEAM program at Hawaii Community College, inspiring thousands of students during his teaching career. He pioneered an interactive cave management model with the National Speleological Society. Stone led biological surveys of caves and threatened habitats in Hawaii, Thailand, and Australia, and authored publications about the evolutionary biology of cave-adapted insects. He provided expert witness testimony regarding industrial development impacting Mauna Kea's vulnerable biologic ecosystems. A life-long farmer, Stone developed a Cordyline (ti leaf) nursery where he specialized in the development of unique cultivars. He is survived by his partner, Deborah Ward and daughter, Achariya Tanya (Dave) Rezak, granddaughter, Alba, and sisters, Beth, Laura and Nancy, nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts to Fred Stone Scholarship Fund at Hawaii Community College www.uhfoundation.org/FredStoneScholarship or Cave Conservancy of Hawaii P.O. Box 7083 Ocean View HI 96737, will extend his legacy.

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