Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Stephen Herman Makua

Posted On July 23rd, 2018 -

63, of Kaneohe, passed away on July 6, 2018. He is survived by his siblings, Samuel "Allen" Makua, Patricia L. Perkins, Dennis "Buzzy" Makua, Allithea "Lee" Totten, Christine "Tina" Makua, Marvis "Bootsy" Smith, Michael "Kalani" Makua, Roxanne "BooBoo" Makua, Avanelle White Makua; nieces, nephews, grand- nieces & grandnephews. He was pre-deceased by parents, Samuel K. & Anastacia (Crowder) Makua. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Jean Harue Kawakone

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Age 100, of Honolulu passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018. She was born in Honolulu and formerly worked at Watamull's Clothing Store in Waikiki. She is survived by sons Alton (Jean) Oshiro, Miles Oshiro; daughter Carol (Elroy) Pacheco; brothers Seiki and Robert Tamae and sisters Clara Uyema and Betty Ganeku; nephews, nieces, grand- children and great-grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

JOHN LUKA ROSA SR. aka “JR”

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

JOHN LUKA ROSA SR. aka Age 70, of Mililani passed away On June 7, 2018 at Kaiser Hosp. Worked Weyerhaeuser,Panorama Air Tours, Papillion Helicopters, Manhiem AutoAction admired by family & friends. Survived by wife Aida; Kids; Willy, Kathleen (Hana), Renee, John Jr. (Nicole), &Kristal(Rob),17grdkids;13grt grdkids; siblings; Luis (Carol) Vincent (Margaret); Virgi (Siaosi), Anna & Janice. CELEBRATION OF Life WAKE Mililani Memorial Makua; Mon; July 30, 2018, 5:30pm & Tues July 31, 2018, 9:30am,burial to follow at 2pm Hawaiian Memorial park. Aloha attire & flowers welcome.

Fae Y. Togo

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Fae Y. Togo 61, of Mililani, Hawaii passed away on June 8, 2018. She was born in Lahaina Maui. She is survived by husband Clifford H Togo; daughter Courtney A M Togo; parents Futoshi and Ruth Otomo; brothers Layne (Barbie) Otomo and Stacy (Carole) Otomo; Aunty Aiko Otomo; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Fae was an accountant and a partner with Miyamoto & Togo LLP CPAs. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:30 am at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation at 8:30 am.

Norman Akio Touchi

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Norman Akio Touchi76, of Honolulu, passed away on July 8, 2018. He was born on August 8, 1941, graduated from Farrington High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was a real estate broker and worked for the State's Judiciary IT department for over 40 years. He coached youth baseball and basketball for Manoa Youth Sports Organization. He is survived by his wife Sandy, daughters Shaunna Gutina and Joely Young (Robert), son Colin (Flor) and granddaughter Miki. A celebration of his life will be held at Borthwick Mortuary on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Visitation: 2:30pm; Service 3:30pm; Reception to follow. Private Burial (at Punchbowl).

Michael Mitsuo Ikari

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

68, a retired accountant in Honolulu, passed away on June 19, 2018. He was born in Honolulu and is survived by brother, Gary, and sister, Evelyn (Dennis) Kinoshita. Visitation from 10 am and service at 11 am on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire, no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Dr. Shinso “Butch” Kagawa and Jane Fumiko Kagawa

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

AND JANE FUMIKO KAGAWA Dr. Shinso Kagawa passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018, at the age of 105. Born on December 13, 1912, Shinso attended McKinley High School and graduated in 1930. Nicknamed "Butch" by his classmates at the University of Southern California, Shinso obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1936 and subsequently graduated from USC as an Orthodontist. Returning to Hawaii, Shinso struggled to convince people that teeth could be straightened through Orthodontia as he was the first Orthodontist of Asian ancestry and second Orthodontist in Hawaii. At the age of 42, Kagawa was drafted by the U.S. Army after having been denied as a volunteer for the 442nd Regiment and served for several years as Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army's Dental Corp. Unbeknownst to Shinso, his beloved wife of 69 years, the former Jane Fumiko Murata, passed away on January 11, 2015, one month before her 90th birthday. Born on February 8, 1925, Jane was the first woman of Asian ancestry to lead a big band - the renowned Jayne's Orchestra. Jane and her band supported United States troops by performing in USO shows during World War II in Hawaii and abroad and was later honored by former Senator Spark M. Matsunaga as Personality of the Year after World War II. Butch and Jane's vitality and passion for life have served as an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing them. Former Governor Neil Abercrombie proclaimed December 13, 2012 as Dr. Shinso Kagawa Day and February 8, 2014 as Jane Fumiko Kagawa Day. They are survived by their only daughter, Dr. Kathleen Kagawa and their hanae grandchildren, Gary, Harue, Natsumi and Go. Private funeral services were held at Punchbowl where they are laid to rest in their "Blue Heaven", the theme song that Jane always sang for Butch. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Henry Rente

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Henry RenteHenry (Hank) Lawrence Rente (84) Beloved Father, Papa, and Brother has left this earth to rejoin his beloved wife of 58 years Marilyn Jean Rente. As a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army he achieved rank of Staff Sergeant. He started his golf career at the early age of 13 as a caddy at the Fort Shafter Golf course aka the Walter Nagorski Golf Course where he was mentored by Walter Nagorski himself. Henry's hard work, dedication and talent had earned him the status of Golf Professional. His golf career brought him to be a Pro at the following courses: Navy Marine, Barber's Point, Hawaii Country Club, Leilehua and made full circle of his career by retiring 2004 as a Golf Professional at the same place where he got his start the Fort Shafter aka The Walter Nagorski Golf Course. One of the greatest honor's he received was being chosen PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR by the Aloha Section of the PGA in 1982. Henry's work ethic was impeccable as it showed in the many awards that he received throughout his career. He served in the Aloha Section of the PGA in the trust worthy position of Treasurer for many years and is listed as a Renowned Section Member of the Aloha Section of the PGA. He was a generous man, great story teller and above all a devoted family man who will be missed by many. He leaves behind his children Henry Rente Jr. (Cheryl), Sharon LaFortune (Pierre), Donna Kamei (Glenn); Grandchildren: Nicole, Jean, Cody, Dhanielle, Branden, E'Lise and Tiana; Great Grandchildren: Rayden and Sage (preceded in death), Kashton and Nadia; His sister Yvonne Bradley and brother Steven Rente. Funeral service is 07/30/2018. Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel. Visitation: 9am, Services 10am. Burial to follow at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe at 1PM

Mary Sumiko Yoshikawa

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

90, of Honolulu, passed away on June 26, 2018. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired office manager for McKinley Motors Service. Preceded in death by husband, Sueo and brother, Akito Iwahara, she is survived by her sons, Melvin (Lillian) and Cary (Colleen) Yoshikawa; grandchildren, Traci, Landon and Emily; sisters, Kazue Uyeda and Rosamond Leong. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Betty Toshiko Torigoe

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Betty Toshiko TorigoeA loving wife, mother, grand- mother and great-grandmother passed away on May 1, 2018, at the age of 92. Born on August 27, 1925, in Pahala, Hawaii. She was a retired secretary for the City & County of Honolulu Redevelopment Agency. Preceded in death by husband, Robert, and son, Scott. Betty is survived by children Cindy (Blair) Takara, Noel (Lynne) Torigoe, and Jamie (Dexter) Mitte. Grand- children Bryce, Jessica (Aaron), and Trevor Takara; Whitney (Jess) Smith, Marisa, Easton, Jake (Jenna), and Joey Torigoe; Leslie (Everett) Fujii, Kyle (Danielle) Kagami, Tiare, and Dmitrius Mitte. Great-grand- children Kaiya, Chloe, and Carson Kagami; Lily and Ian Fujii; Treyton Torigoe. Sister Miyako Mukai. Visitation: 1:00 pm. Services: 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. No flowers, casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary

Sharon Ann (Fitzpatrick) Cabico

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Sharon Ann (Fitzpatrick) Cabico75, of Mililani passed away June 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving children and grand- children. She was born December 28, 1942 in Honolulu and was a 1960 Punahou Graduate. She is survived by her sons Matthew Cabico, Gabriel Cabico, Chanon Cabico, Glenn Kirkland, her daughters Christina Chase, Lilliana Cabico, and her grand- children Jordyn, Nathaniel, Kalia, Shellsea, Gabriella, Ian, Vander, Xarren, Shealah, Diesel, Shanel, Eligh, Hailey, and Zion. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Mililani Memorial Park's Makai Chapel. Public visitations at 5:00PM, ceremony at 6:00PM. Aloha attire.

JEAN JUN OE CHUN LEE

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

JEAN JUN OE CHUN LEEJean Jun Oe Chun Lee, the daughter of Helen Kon Gnit Lau and James Sau Nam Chun, was born on July 20, 1931. She was delivered by her father on the premises of the Wahiawa Water Company, a bookkeeper at the company. She had four older siblings: James Chun, Marian Chuck, Cynthia Kui Yin Chun Ching, and Lawrence Fook On Chun. Jean graduated from the University of Hawaii with a B.A. in Social Work, and in 1954, married Howard Jan Tong Lee, the son of Flora Yuk Ing Wong and Kam Poo Lee. They had four children: Carolyn J. Lee (Matt Heim); H. Randall (Amy) Lee; Janet (Thomas) Witten; and Wendy (Carl) Akai. Jean enjoyed gardening, making jelly, beading, decorating for Christmas, baking cookies for everyone, playing golf with friends, traveling with family, and most of all spoiling her grandchildren: Samantha Jean Lee Silverberg; Grant Howard Silverberg; Cassidy Starr Witten; Sidney Ann Lee; Carson Kaulana Akai; and Kenzie Jean Lee. She had the good fortune to spend her later years living next to her beloved sister Cynthia at Kahala Nui. The family is grateful to the staff at Kahala Nui for helping her to discover a love for hula and painting, and for caring for her with aloha. Jean passed away peacefully on May 30, 2018 in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, and sister Marian Chuck. The family will hold a service for Jean at Waialae Country Club on July 26, 2018, Thursday: 10 a.m. reception; 11 a.m. service; lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers or gifts, charitable donations can be made in Memory of Jean C. Lee to Kahala Nui, an IRS501(c)3 nonprofit organization, at 4389 Malia Street, Honolulu, HI 96816. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Elsie Hatsue Fong

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Elsie Hatsue Fong84, of Kaneohe passed away on July 1, 2018. Born in Honolulu, retired as the Import/Export Manager at Shirokiya. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church Kaneohe Corps and Pali Seniors Club. She is survived by her children, son Curtis Miyashiro, daughters Darlene (Derek) Nakashima, Lori (Michael) Joseph and Ivy (John) Root; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grand- children and 1 great great grand- child. Also survived by stepsons Raynard (Sherri) Fong, Dan (Jean) Fong and Garrick (Tsue) Fong. Visitation 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel, Service 11:00 A.M. No flowers. Private inurnment.

Leesa Kehaunani Ching

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

52, passed away in Las Vegas on June 20, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Leesa grew up in Waialua among many friends and family. Leesa is survived by her husband, Ralph, son Ikaika, parents Dennis and Bobbi Green, brother Dennis Jr (Donna), sister Katrina Leonard (David), nieces Kela and Alexis, many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. There will be private scattering of Leesa's ashes in Hawaii at a later.

Cheryl Sadako Kayano

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

71, of Honolulu, passed away on June 1, 2018, at Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; son, Ron; daughters, Wendy Kayano and Christy Kayano; brother, John (Cynthia) Fujieki; sister, Linda (Warren) Matsunaga; and by grandchildren, Myra Kayano, Amia Kayano and Tyler Muramoto. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Gail Emiko Morimoto

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Age 57, of Kaneohe, passed away on June 4, 2018. She was an Administrative Services Assistant with the Department of Education. Visitation at 5 pm on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 6 pm. No flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Jean Harumi Galloway

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Jean Harumi Galloway91, of Honolulu, passed away on June 26, 2018. Jean retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 26 years. Her passion for helping people later blossomed into a 30 year business with Nature's Sunshine products and other distributorships. Jean is survived by 2 daughters, Cora (Marc) & Laurie (Jeff) & 2 grand- children, Christopher & Alexander. Celebration of life on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Visitation: 9 a.m.; Services: 10 a.m. No flowers.

Michael Shawn Gallagher

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Michael Shawn GallagherAge 67, peacefully passed away on July 14, 2018 in Kailua, Hawaii. He was born in Fort Meade, Maryland to Francis and Josephine Gallagher. He graduated from Chaminade College on Oahu, Hawaii in 1973. He met his high school sweetheart Cheryl Parkhurst Gallagher in Singapore and they later married in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mike was a well known member of the Kailua community and was a professional Real Estate Broker for 17 years. He was an active member of Knights of Columbus and St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He enjoyed working with Hospice and Hospital Care Ministries finding great comfort in the act of giving. Mike loved the outdoors, camping as often as he could with family on Kauai and in Colorado. He was an avid gardener and turned their home into a beautiful refuge for the family to enjoy. He is survived by his mother, Josephine Gallagher, wife Cheryl Gallagher, son SMSgt (Ret) Sean Gallagher, wife Stormy and grand- children Seana and Patrick of Colorado Springs, CO.; brother LTC (Ret) Kevin Gallagher of Atlanta, GA. He is preceded in death by his father LTC (Ret) Francis Gallagher of Mauch Chunk, PA. Visitation is scheduled at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kailua on Tuesday, July 24th at 9:30am with a service at 10:30 am with refreshments to follow. All are welcome to come help celebrate Michael's life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. The family would like to thank everyone for their support during their difficult time. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Bernadette Victorino Burke

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Bernadette Victorino BurkeBernadette Victorino Burke, age 86, died on July 15, 2018 at her home in Kailua. Bernadette was born on June 7, 1932 in Kilauea, Kaua'i, the daughter of Ernest R. and Albena M. Victorino. She was a graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy in Kaimuki and Mount St. Mary's College in California. She married Samuel E. Burke on June 18, 1960, at St. Catherine's Church in Kapa'a. They settled in Kailua, O'ahu, where they raised their four daughters. Bernadette taught band and general music throughout her career in the state of Hawaii for 37 years. She retired in 1992 from Samuel Wilder King Intermediate in Kaneohe. Bernadette is survived by her four daughters, Luanna Burke Goltry (Michael Winfield), Ernesta Carmelle Shupe, Victoria Burke Villegas (Ricardo), and Rhoda Ann Cleek (Tom "Ronnie"), her brother Bernard S. Victorino (Genevieve), and ten grandchildren: Milan Hila'i Burke, Thomas-Ryan Lawakua Cleek, Natalia Anuhea Villegas, Samantha Makale'a Cleek, Siena Mahealani Shupe, Isabella Emalia Villegas, Gwynethe Moanike'ala'oka'awapuhi Goltry, Hazen Anthony Ke'ale Shupe, Sydney Maliekekaimekamakani Goltry, and Sophia Kahiau Cleek. Services will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua with burial to follow at Punchbowl Cemetery.

George Satoji Yanagi

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

George Satoji Yanagi, 83, passed away in Kaneohe on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Survived by loving wife, Carolyn Yanagi; son, George Yanagi; daughter, Charlene (Kevin) Robles; predeceased son, Gregg Yanagi (Shanelle); grandchildren, Tiare, Justin, Taina Yanagi. Services will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Visitation: 10:30 am Service: 11:30 am Burial: 1 pm Hawaii State Veteran Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Gladys Yoneko Kaminaka

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

94, of Honolulu passed away on June 9, 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Ann (Fred) Rehm; son, Edmund (Kaye) Kaminaka; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Tatsuo Higashi. Her husband, Yoshinobu preceded her in death. Services will be held on July 28, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, visitation 10 a.m. services at 11 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Daniel “Danny” Ah Fah Akamu

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Daniel DANIEL "DANNY" AH FAH AKAMU Daniel "Danny" Ah Fah Akamu of Mililani joined our Lord & Savior on 15 June, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Alafou Sene; son Danny Wesley Akamu-Ogata; daughter Ramona Ilima (Eric) Akamu-Ross; son Kawika Nu'u (Judie) Akamu; hanai daughters: Rachel Filifiliauro Sene, Darnet Toeaga Sene, Magali'i Hagedorn; grandson Roman-Kawika Fetalaiga'amaui'a Jones; granddaughter Emerald Rose Mayo; sisters: Kamila (Dennis Mahoney) Andersen, Pauline (Tom) Walton, and Sharon Akamu along with many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Danny was a devoted husband, and loving father, grandfather and friend to all. He was born on 7 August, 1946 to Beatrice Cazimero Akamu (deceased) and Ah Fah Akamu (deceased) and was older brother to Calvin Kui Fah Akamu (deceased), and grandfather to infant Kaleikaumaka Akamu-Mayo (deceased). Danny had a passion for music and loved to sing and play guitar. He also loved bowling, gardening, cooking, and Las Vegas. He dedicated 20 years to the United States Army, working in Pharmaceutical Units at Tripler Army Medical Center (AMC), Ft Shafter, Schofield Barracks, and Walter Reed AMC in Washington, DC. Danny did two tours in Korea and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Following his active duty career, Danny worked in Civil Service for 28 years. Tending to his garden on the weekends and cooking for his family was a great joy. He also spent many years in various bowling leagues. Danny was always there to help friends and family by giving them gardening tips and fruits and vegetables from his abundant garden. He loved to sit and talk story and his home was always open to friends and family. A special thank you to the Oncology and Radiology Units, and PCU and 6B2 staffs at Tripler AMC and St. Francis Hospice for the generous care and considerate support that they provided to Danny these past months. Public visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. at Mililiani Memorial Park & Mortuary, Makai Chapel, on 3 August. A Family Memorial for Danny will immediately follow at 10:30 A.M. until 11:20 A.M. Prayer Services will be at Mililani Makai Chapel at 11:30 A.M. Our beloved Daniel will be laid to rest at 12:30 P.M. in Mililani Memorial Park. Please convene back at the Makai Chapel for the funeral reception. Dress: Aloha attire. Contact Info: 808-625-5462.

Jensen Motomi Nakamura

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

68, of Waianae, a Vietnam War Army veteran, passed away on July 15, 2018 at Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Claire; daughters, Christy Nakamura and Darcie Gonsalves; sisters, Joan (Roy) Sugawa, Joyce Cahaan and Karen (Edward) Magno; and by four grandchildren. Visitation is at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 2:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

HOYT CURTIS PARKER, JR.

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

HOYT CURTIS PARKER, JR. Age 80, of Wahiawa, passed away on June 14, 2018. He retired as a teacher with 40 years of service at various elementary schools, including Waimalu Elementary and Hale'iwa Elementary. He is survived by his wife, Diane, and daughters, Nani and Jennifer (Dale Becker) Parker. Services: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel. Visitation, 5:00 P.M.; Service, 6:00 P.M. Aloha/casual attire. No flowers. Donations may be made to Mililani YMCA or Wahiawa United Church of Christ.

CHARLES MACPHERSON JR.

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

CHARLES MACPHERSON JR.May 4, 1935 to June 29, 2018 Age 83, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away at Castle Medical Center on June 29, 2018. He was born in Princeton, New Jersey. At 17, he enlisted in the Navy, and later retired with the title Master Diver. Friend and family often refer to him as "Mac A Doo" or "Papa Mac". He is survived by his wife Kim; daughter Theresa Hicks (Ken); son Gregory (Heather); sister Joyce "Bonnie" Dyrsten (Kenneth); several grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m. No flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. Reception to follow.

LEROY A. SOARES JR., “LEE”

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

LEROY A. SOARES JR., LEROY A. SOARES JR., LEE "When you were a baby, I held you in my arms. When you were a child, I held you in my lap. When you were grown, I held you in my prayers. Now that you're gone I hold you in my heart forever." R.L. Leroy, age 48, beloved son, cherished nephew, and adored cousin, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Leroy was the precious son of Linda and Roy Manuel. Leroy attended SECOH program for 25 years. Throughout his time at SECOH, Leroy learned skills that helped him to become more independent, as well as enjoying countless recreational outings and activities in the community. Being of special needs, Leroy was affectionately and very proudly cared for by his mother and his late Grandmother Bernice Belaski. Leroy had a warm charismatic personality that attracted people to him throughout his life. Although Leroy couldn't verbally communicate, he was able to express much love and bring wonderful joy to his family. All who knew and loved Leroy were truly privileged and blessed to have him be a part of their lives. Leroy is survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Services will be held on: Friday July 27, 2018; Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary in the East Chapel; Visitation at 10:00am; Service 11:00am. Burial: Saturday July 28, 2018; Hawaiian Memorial Park 11:00am at the Garden of Inspiration. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

ALBERT J. DIAS

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

ALBERT J. DIAS87, died on June 30, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 12, 1931. He retired from the US Army and Pearl Harbor, then volunteered at Pali Momi Hospital for 26 years. Albert is survived by his wife, Charlotte Dias; children, Flo Garza, Shandra Drake, Corinne Dias, and Al Dias (Trish); grandchildren, Adrian Garza (Doris), Janel Aton (Marlon Ulep), Kristina Drake, Kristopher Drake (Marlaina), Nicole Dias, Kyle Fujiwara (Jess) and Sophie Dias; great-grand- children, Carly Rose Fujiwara and Evie Mae Fujiwara. Visitation: 5:30p.m., Service: 6:30p.m. on June 26 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial: 9:30 a.m. on June 27 at Punchbowl National Cemetery.

LILLIAN SHIZUKO OKAZAKI

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

LILLIAN SHIZUKO OKAZAKI88, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, HI on September 9, 1929 to Suekichi and Tsuya Kuwamoto and grew up in Kalihi. Lillian helped out at her parents' Kalihi Bakery until graduating from Farrington High School in 1947. She attended sewing school for several years and became a skilled seamstress. She was also an accomplished singer and performed with the all-female Shojo Orchestra. Lillian met her future husband, Walter Okazaki, on a blind date. They married in 1956 and soon moved to Los Angeles, CA while Walter attended Northrup Institute of Technology. Upon their return to Oahu, Lillian became a full time mom, raising four children. Later, she began working part time for the Department of Education and then full time at Sears Roebuck at Pearlridge, retiring in 1999 with over 25 years of service. Lillian loved life and always had a smile for everyone. She also loved her garden, where she grew a variety of flowers orchids, ginger, roses, gardenia, pikake, pakalana and bougainvillea. She was a devout Buddhist and belonged to the Waipahu Hongwanji Mission, where she participated in a myriad of activities hosted by the church, among which was her beloved Karaoke Club. Surprisingly, Lillian also loved sports especially football and golf, which she watched on TV whenever she could. She also mastered her iPad in order to pursue her favorite word search and mahjong games. But her biggest passion in life was running. She participated in countless 5K and 10K events, but her proudest moments came from crossing the finish line at the Honolulu Marathon not just once, but four times all after she turned 40! She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter and is survived by her children, Melanie (Eugene Villaluz), Lianne Whang, Wynn and Keane, one grandson, Nicholas Whang, and her dog & best friend, Busta. The family would like to extend a special Mahalo to Dr. Dipak Ghelani of Kaiser Moanalua and Howard Araki, RN, of St. Francis Hospice for their kind and compassionate care as well as to the team of caregivers from Safe Harbor Homecare who treated Lillian with gentle hands and great respect. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28 at the Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, with visitation at 5:00 pm and services at 6:00 pm. Aloha attire.

Doris R. Kauihou

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Doris R. KauihouOn June 22, 2018, at the age of 88, Doris R. Kauihou joined her beloved husband Alfred for all eternity. Doris and Alfred were married for 65 years before Alfred's passing in 2015. She is survived by her five children: Lyle (Leilyn), Jan Russell, Gregg (Carol), Gayle and Ross; sister Miriam Cooney (Thomas); and sisters in law Jane Tango and Candace Tango. Doris was a proud graduate of Hilo High School, and a Nissei of parents who were sugar cane plantation workers. Being the third of nine children, Doris' life was one of hard work and sacrifice for her family. Raising five children was a challenge, but she and Alfred worked hard to give all of them the best opportunities to succeed in life. Doris had a kind spirit, one that if you were to sit next to her for the first time, you would leave with a smile. She was a great wife, a wonderful mother to her children, and a good friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed, but she is finally reunited with the love of her life, and can now rest. Visitation: 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Helen P. Roback

Posted On July 22nd, 2018 -

Helen P. RobackHelen P. Roback, 90, of Paia, Maui died on 6/29/18. Preceded in death by husband August O. Roback Sr. Survived by children, Char, Momi, Jojo (Henry) Dole, Augie (Tina) Roback Jr., 8 grand- daughters, 22 great and 14 great- great-grandchildren. Celebration of life July 30, 2018 with visitation 4:30pm, service 6pm, reception to follow at Nu'uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial on July 31 at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery, Kane'ohe, 10am Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

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