Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DR. ROBERT E. MCGLONE

Posted On August 4th, 2015 -

$nameDR. ROBERT E. MCGLONE Dr. Robert E. McGlone, a former Associate Professor of History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa passed away peacefully on July 23, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the age of 83. Dr. McGlone received his BA in History from UCLA in 1954 and his PhD from UCLA in 1972. A History Professor at UH for 45 years, from 1968 until his retirement in 2013, he was beloved by his students. He taught American History courses including his special course on the American Civil War, and founded and served as faculty advisor for the Alpha Beta Epsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. Professor McGlone was published on a variety of scholarly topics, and in 2012 was the recipient of the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship for his book entitled John Brown's War Against Slavery. Bob was a lifelong tennis player and fan, was active in the community issues of East Oahu, and enjoyed the companionship of Buddy, his Jack Russell Terrier. Robert Elno McGlone was born on March 1, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois and is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marion McGlone and his brother Richard McGlone of Northridge, California. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2:00PM, in the garden of Krauss Hall, 2500 Dole Street, on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the National History Honor Society as listed here: Alpha Beta Epsilon Dept. of History, UH Manoa 2530 Dole St., SAK A203 Honolulu, HI 96822

MASAO “UNCLE MASA” ZAKAHI

Posted On August 3rd, 2015 -

MASAO MASA UNCLE MASA ZAKAHI Age 91, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 17, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 3, 1924 in Paauhau, HI. Retired from Ikon. Member of Grace Fellowship Hawaii and Gushi Chan Club. He is survived by spouse, Betsy A. Zakahi; son, Nathan M. (Kelly) Zakahi; daughter, Rene Y. (Gary) Blevins; brother, George J. (Frances) Zakahi; sisters, Betty (Yoshi) Fujita, Carol Omoto; 5 grandsons; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Aug. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

WILLIAM (BILL) HOY MING CHOY

Posted On August 3rd, 2015 -

WILLIAM (BILL) HOY MING CHOY William (Bill) Hoyming Choy, 88, of Vacaville, CA, a retired instrument mechanic for World Airways, was born in Honolulu and died July 12, 2014 in Vacaville, CA. He is survived by his wife Margaret; son Bill, his wife Clarisse Young; daughters Lani, her husband Norman Frost; Jennie, her husband Gary Williams; sisters Muriel Choy, Ellen Chung, Rose Lee; and six grandchildren: Brittany and Amber Williams, Daniel and Sean Choy, and William and Jacob Frost. Services: Wednesday August 5th 8:30am at Punchbowl- National Memorial cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association (http://alz.org) or the Wounded Warriors Project (http://woundedwarriorproject.org).

FIDELA GAJES DADULLA

Posted On August 3rd, 2015 -

FIDELA GAJES DADULLA Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 5, 2015 in Waipahu. Born April 24, 1928 in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of the Jesus Cares Ministries. She is survived by sons, Jimmy (Nita) Dadulla, Vivencio (Erlinda) Dadulla, Amador (Josie) Dadulla, Samuel (Marjorie) Dadulla; daughters, Editha (Romeo) Ragudo, Rebecca (Felix) Palero, Cynthia (Gerry) Ilan; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children; many nephews and nieces. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Aug. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Aug. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

NELL ALTIZER

Posted On August 3rd, 2015 -

$nameNELL ALTIZER Nell Altizer, poet and Emerita Professor of English at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, died at her Port Townsend, Washington home on June 14, 2015. She was 78 years old. Nell was born on September 13, 1936, in Charleston, West Virginia. She received her BA in English from St. Louis University in 1957, and an MA in English from Emory University in 1962. After several years as a lecturer in the College Writing Program at the University of California, Berkeley, where she won the Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus' most prestigious honor for teaching, she began in 1974 her twenty-eight year career in the English department of UH Manoa. Thanks to her growing reputation as a poet and her work in the field of English composition, Nell rose through the ranks of the faculty, from Instructor to full Professor, served as director of the Creative Writing Program, and retired in 2002. Most notable of her many publications were the influential Heath Handbook of English Composition and the Heath Workbook of Composition; a volume of poetry, The Man Who Died En Route, which won the Juniper Prize from the University of Massachusetts Press; and a sonnet sequence set in Ireland, Thin Place. Her essays, reviews, and poems have appeared in prestigious journals like Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Manoa, The Prairie Schooner, and The Massachusetts Review. During her years as a UH Manoa faculty member, she was the recipient of numerous awards for her teaching, her writing, and her contributions to the literature of Hawai'i. She received the UH Manoa President's Citation for Excellence in Teaching in 1986, the Cades Award for Literature from the Hawai'i Literary Arts Council (HLAC) in 1992, and the Hawai'i Award for Literature from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and HLAC in 2001. She is survived by her daughters Maude Samaniego (Bito) of Oakland, California, and Sara Acacio (Rowell) of Tacoma, Washington, her three granddaughters, Gemma, Autumn, and Zoe, as well as her sister, Jane McCaleb, and her brother, Thomas J.J. Altizer. The UH Manoa English department will host a poetry reading in her honor on Thursday, October 15 at 3 pm in Kuykendall 410.

LOURDES A. HALE

Posted On August 3rd, 2015 -

LOURDES A. HALE Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 20, 2015 in Ewa, HI. Born February 11, 1932 in Pukali'i, Maui, HI. She is survived by sons, Cecil (Denise) Hale, Bruce (Bonnie) Hale; daughter, Valerie Hale; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grand- children; 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Friday (Aug. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome.

ETHEL SHIZUNO HIRONAKA

Posted On August 3rd, 2015 -

ETHEL SHIZUNO HIRONAKA Age 94, of Tacoma, WA, passed away July 10, 2015 in Kent, WA. Born April 25, 1921 in Honolulu, HI. Previously resided in Haleiwa. She is survived by daughter, Lorna Viloria; sisters, Merle Ragasa, Shizue Tan; 2 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Aug 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m.

RONALD E. BRIGHT

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

$nameRONALD E. BRIGHT Ronald E. Bright, 81, teacher and director extraordinaire, went to be with his eternal Father in Heaven on July 7, 2015. Mr. B., as he was most oftened referred to, was born in Hilo, Hawaii, on September 2, 1933. After graduating from Hilo High School in 1951, he attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo, then continued his studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he graduated in 1956, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education. He obtained his Professional Certificate in 1957 after intern teaching at Roosevelt High School, where he met his wife, Moira. In 1973, he received his Master's in Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Mr. B.'s full-time teaching career started at Castle High School in Kaneohe, Hawaii, in 1957, only to be interrupted by a 2-year stint with the United States Army at Schofield Barracks from 1958-1960. He thoroughly enjoyed his military career and joined the 111th HI Army National Guard band shortly after. He returned to education, teaching at Castle High School, up until his retirement in 1993. During his college years, he was a key player in a TV series airing weekly called "Campus Canteen," moonlighted as a piano player at the Beretania Follies, and later became a dinner pianist at the Kaneohe Yacht Club and Oahu Country Club. It was at Castle High that he directed over 85 musicals and plays; this, along with other productions elsewhere such as New Hope Christian Fellowship, Kamehameha Schools and Paliku Theatre, numbered over 100 directorial pursuits. There were numerous accolades bestowed on him throughout his lifetime, more notably, State Teacher of the Year, University of Hawaii Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Milken Teacher of the Year Award, Guardsman of the Year, Father of the Year, Federal Citizen of the Year and Living Treasure of Hawaii. His love for God never veered and he was content to live the good life that God planned for him. It was in June of 1960, that he married the love of his life, Moira, a made-in-heaven union that produced three beautiful children, Clarke (Lynell), the Royal Hawaiian Bandmaster, Jodi (Lee) Stein, a teacher at Shafter Elementary, Michael (Jade), teacher at Kamehameha Schools, and seven grandchildren he was so proud of: Chris, Timothy, Caitlin, Drew and Colton Bright, and Lauren and Mia Stein. He is also survived by sisters Leilani Aguiar, Judy Pereira, and brother, Wally Bright. His capacity to love was enormous and he touched thousands upon thousands of souls with his contagious smile, hearty laugh, big hugs and twinkling eyes that communicated, "you are special." He will never be forgotten but will live in our hearts forever. Arrangements: by Hawaiian Memorial Park - First Presbyterian Church, Ko'olau Ballroom, Friday, August 7, 2015, visitation from 8:30 - 10:00 am, service 10:00 - 11:15am. Friends and family are urged to car pool if attending services; overflow parking and shuttle service also available at Hawaii Pacific University, Kaneohe. Aloha attire, no flowers.

DR. BERT YUKIO HAYASHI

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

$nameDR. BERT YUKIO HAYASHI Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015. Born April 27, 1921, he served as Pres. of the Hawai'i Dental Assoc. (1979) & was a trustee for the American Dental Assoc. (1985-1991). He was DG of the Lions Clubs Int'l, Pres. of the Eye Found. of Hawai'i, & a veteran of WWII. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, & traveling with family. He is survived by his wife, Clara; & sons, Gerald & Craig; sister, Amy Nishijima; 3 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3pm Sat. (Aug. 8) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary Service: 4pm (casual attire).

ORLAND WILLIAM NOBLE, JR

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

$nameORLAND WILLIAM NOBLE, JR Long time Manoa resident Orland William "Bill" Noble, 78, passed away in Anacortes WA on July 24. Born Nov 25, 1936 in Bakersfield, CA, the San Jose State graduate moved to Honolulu in 1960 where he met his wife and raised his family with "perfect love" in Manoa valley. Bill worked for Pan American and Hawaiian Airlines, retiring to Anacortes in 1997. He is survived by wife Anne Wheeler Noble, son Peter, daughter Jennifer, daughter-in-law Beth Noble, son-in-law Rich Feuerstein, grandchildren Lucy, Emma, Addy Noble and Johnathan, Eric, Michael, Emily Feuerstein. Celebration of Life will be held August 15 at Seafarers' Memorial Building, Anacortes. Private inurnment to be held at Oahu Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org).

CHARLES JOHN KELIIKAUAOPAKOMAKA HALL, SR.

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

CHARLES JOHN KELIIKAUAOPAKOMAKA HALL, SR. Charlie Hall passed away peacefully on Friday, July 3, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 17, 1942 to William and Maybelle Hall, and was raised with his 5 brothers and 3 sisters in Aiea, Hawaii. He attended Saint Louis School in 1948 and graduated in 1960. In 1963 he married Patricia Botelho Hall. They have 5 children: Charles Hall, Jr. (Diane), Michael Hall (Tanya), Malia Hall, Patrick Hall (Nani) and John Hall (Schantel); and 14 grandchildren. His surviving siblings are Poliala Katschman, Edwina Maijala, and Fred Hall (Grace); and deceased siblings are William Hall, Maria Johnson, Antone Hall (Cecilia), Mark Hall and Vance Hall. Charlie served in the Army National Guard in 1961-1968. He joined the Honolulu Police Department in 1962, where he worked in the Vice, Communications, Patrol, Traffic and Criminal Investigation divisions. After retiring from HPD in 1992, Charlie completed his college education at U.H. Manoa, earning a M.Ed. degree in 1996. In his second career, Charlie was Dean of Students at St. Louis School for 9 years, a private consultant for 2 years, and a substitute teacher at Kapolei Middle School for 8 years. Charlie enjoyed socializing with family and friends. He and Pat were long-time members of the St. Louis Alumni Golf Club. He also chaired the St. Louis Alumni House committee. Charlie loved coaching young people to play baseball and football, beginning with his sons and nephews in the Makakilo community leagues. At St. Louis School, Charlie coached the Intermediate and JV baseball teams and the JV and varsity football teams for 15 years from 1962-88. As head coach of the St. Louis varsity baseball team in 1989, he led the team to the ILH championship. He also coached varsity football at Campbell High School in 1967-75. Charlie's love of life is reflected in his many accomplishments and the people whose lives he touched. He will be remembered for his love for the Lord and his Catholic faith; his love for his family and friends; his love for the athletes he coached and the students he taught; his love for his HPD and Alumni brothers; and his love for his alma mater. A 1-day service celebrating Charlie Hall's life will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Mililani Memorial-Mauka Chapel. Aloha attire. No flowers preferred.

Harvey L. Gochros

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

$nameHARVEY L. GOCHROS Age 83, died peacefully in April 2015, surrounded by his loved ones. A University of Hawaii professor for 29 years, he was also a visiting professor at Univ. of California at Berkeley, Oxford University and Trinity Colleges. He was an author, recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and a UH Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching Award, served as president of the UH Faculty Retirees Association and volunteered as docent at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He loved traveling, photography, eating, gardening, music and, mostly, his family, friends and students. He leaves behind his wife, Jean; son, David; daughter, Susan; son- in-law, Presley Pang; daughter- in-law, Debra; and grandson, Jeremy. A private service was held.

Clara Ahn

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-08-03 11.09.43CLARA AHN Daughter of the late Won Kiu and Chung Song Ahn, passed away in Honolulu on May 15, 2015 after a long illness. Born in Honolulu Oct 3, 1922, she grew up on Oahu, eventually going away to college in Greeley, Colorado. She returned to obtain her graduate degree in Economics at the U of H, later teaching in elementary and intermediate schools for six years prior to moving to New York City where she established her own public relations firm. In the sixties she joined William Law Construction Corporation in Manhattan, becoming president of the company in 1970. She retired to Hawaii in the nineties and is survived by daughters Marcia Yoshida and Jana Olney, grandsons Kevin and Curtis Yoshida and sister Elizabeth Ahn Toupin of Lexington, Ma. She was a gracious, gentle lady known for her generous and kind heart and will be missed. Private services were held at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

WILBERT MUN SIN HO

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

$nameWILBERT MUN SIN HO Wilbert Mun Sin Ho, 87, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2015. He was born in Waiawa, Oahu. He attended August Ahrens Elem and later boarded at 'Iolani School '47. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in April 1946 and was stationed in Germany. He retired from Hickam AFB in 1986 as the Avionics Supervisor. He is survived by wife, Helen; son, Dr. Wilton Ho; daughters, Sharon Miyashiro (Merl) and Pam Vierra (Robert); 5 grand- children: Markus, Justin, Natalie, David & Lauren; brother, Warren (Anita) and sister, Gladys Nishioka (Roy). Preceded in death by sons, William and Wesley; brothers, Walter and Wallace. Memorial service at St. Alban's Chapel, 'Iolani School on Sunday, August 9; visitation 1:30; service 3:00pm. Inurnment at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, Aug. 10, 1:00pm.

DUANE “KALANI” DAWSON SR.

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

DUANE KALANI DAWSON SR. Duane "Kalani" Francis Kaleiokalani Dawson Sr. left this earth Thursday, July 9th, 2015. Brought into this world by his mother, Clarice Mapuana Bruhn Kapana and father, Arnold Richardson, Kalani's birth date was December 6th, 1945. Kalani was raised and nurtured by his grandmother and grand- father, Florence Lyman & Paul Ogden Dawson Sr. Kalani's siblings, sisters, Puaala Wong, Kaui Kapana, Mihala Lee, Michele Baird and brothers, Jarrett Bruhn, Abraham Kapana, Leighton Kapana, Sandy Kapana, Joseph Kapana, Francis Kapana, their spouses, children & ohana all appreciated and respected him. Kalani said, "my greatest accomplishment is my wife, Puna & the legacy of our children, Dondi, Rillo, Kalei, Dustin, Chelsey, Damon, Kristin, Denby; our grandchildren, Chassidy, Joey Sr., Chandi, Daron, Chanee, Tresten, Micah, Kalani Boy, Ryse, Hoakalei, British, Eonipono, Ayva, London, Kamakana, Meha, our great- grandchildren, Chawai, Jr., Hazyn, Xaenon, Levi, Gema, Treyten." A celebration of Kalani's life will be held August 9th, 2015, at the Wailua River Mouth at 10am. To follow, please join the family for a luau luncheon 11:30 at Smith's Tropical Gardens. Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

JOHN PAUL RZONCA

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

$nameJOHN PAUL RZONCA Age 55, of Waianae, HI, passed away July 6, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born March 2, 1960 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Rena Rzonca; sons, Paul Rzonca, Daniel Rzonca; grandson, Rustin Rzonca; brothers, Walter Rzonca, Larry Rzonca, Jim Rzonca, Andy Rzonca, Edward Rzonca; sisters, Sandy Kelly, Mary Murphy, Millie Nabarrete. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Aug. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Casual/Aloha attire.

FRED WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, III

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

FRED WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, III Fred William Schneider, III passed away peacefully on July 9, 2015, two days before his 68th birthday. He was at his home at Hale Malamalama in Kuliouou. Born in Honolulu, Bill graduated from Punahou School in 1966. He loved his Punahou classmates, remembering them with Aloha throughout his life. Upon graduating from Punahou, Bill joined the United States Navy proudly serving during the years of the Viet Nam War. While on active duty, Bill was stationed on the U.S.S. Maury in the South China Sea. After serving in the Navy, Bill returned to civilian life in Honolulu. For many years, he worked in Hawaii's hotel and restaurant industry, where he loved to share a laugh with co-workers. As a passionate supporter of University of Hawaii football, Bill attended every home game for over two decades. Bill was a devoted son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. He took great pride in his nephew and niece, who loved his kind-hearted spirit. We will miss Bill, and we will always remember the love and loyalty that he gave to his friends and family. Bill is survived by his brother, Bob, his sister-in-law, Francie, his nephew, Zander, his niece, Annie, and his aunt, Shirley Tetreault. Private services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

LEONORA BATALON TALOMA

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

LEONORA BATALON TALOMA Age 93, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 26, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born February 22, 1922 in the Philippines. Mahalo to Island's Hospice nurses for the care & support that was given. She is survived by sons, Gerald Taloma, Craig Taloma, Lindbergh (Eileen) Taloma; daughter, Judith Campbell; brothers, Alfred (Carol) Batalon, Felipe (Eiko) Batalon, Florencio (Sassy) Batalon, Juanito (Eva) Batalon; sisters, Sheila Henderson, Lolita (Ernest) Fejes; 3 grandchildren; nieces & nephews. Visitation 10:45 a.m., Friday (Aug. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Prayer service 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire.

HARRY I. MIYAMA

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

HARRY I. MIYAMA Age 90, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 12, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born August 31, 1924 in Piihonua, Big Island, HI. He is survived by wife, Setsuko "Pat" Miyama; son, Gary (Sheryl) Miyama; daughters, Janice (Eric) Watanabe, Wendy Miyama; sisters, Betsy (Fred) Tao, Lillian (Herbert) Nishikawa; sister-in- law, Margaret Miyama; grand- children, Dawn (Kapono) Kanoho, Ashley Watanabe, Taylor Watanabe, Kelle Miyama, Kacie Miyama; great-grandchildren, Emma Kanoho, Eligh Kanoho. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Aug. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers please.

DAVE R. SATO

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

DAVE R. SATO Age 61, of Seaside, CA, passed away June 6, 2015 in Seaside, CA. Born May 20, 1954 in Hawaii. He worked for the Fort Ord Child Development Center and a was member of the Nisei Bowling League in Monterey, California. He is survived by brother, Gary (Linda) Sato; mother, Aiko Tobosa; step-mother, Soon Ja Sato; niece & nephew. Private services held.

CLAYTON L. YOUNG

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

CLAYTON L. YOUNG Age 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 26, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born November 3, 1941 in Honolulu, HI. A proud member of the U.S. Marine Corp. He retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is survived by sons, Clayton Alfred Keoni Young, Rafael Kimo Young, Christopher Kaipo Young; daughter, Carrie Keakealani Young; sister, Collette Hunt; brother, Milton Young; 9 grandchildren; 1 great- grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Aug. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

ROSEMARIE LOIS YOUNG

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

$nameROSEMARIE LOIS YOUNG Rosemarie Lois Young, 86, of Waimanalo, HI, passed away on July 15, 2015 and reunited with her daughter Yvette M. Dante in heaven. She was born on July 31, 1928 on Hawaii island in Laupahoehoe. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Wilfred "Bill" C.A. Young; daughter Sandra A. (Roy) Matsumoto and four grandsons R. Keoni Vaughn (Jacquelyn), Cody, Colt and Cole Dante. Rosemarie had a lifelong passion for music and served as song leader for Sacred Hearts Academy, a school that she would remain active in for much of her life. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. George's church for more than 60 years and attended the outdoor chapel that stood in its place before then. She worked for the Hawaii State Legislature. Her greatest love was her family. Her two daughters that she raised in Waimanalo gave her four grandsons. She had become a great grandmother just prior to her death. She will be fondly remembered for her compassion, kindness, sincerity and generosity. Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will be held at St. George's Catholic Church in Waimanalo on August 14 at 6 pm with visitation at 5pm.

DARRIN E. WHITSON

Posted On August 2nd, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-08-03 10.00.10DARRIN E. WHITSON Age 49, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 23, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born February 2, 1966 in Honolulu, HI. Preceded in death by father, Alvin Whitson; twin sisters, Christine Ann and Cathy Marie; and loving dog, Dakota. Proud 1984 graduate of Leilehua High School. Also coached Waikele Wildcats football and Na Pa'ani softball. He is survived by wife, Dawn Mira Whitson; son, Darrin "Nico" (Shai) Whitson; daughter, Delaney Whitson; pet, Dodger; mother, Ruth Hall; sister, Becky (Willie Supebedia) Solmirin; brother, Lance Whitson; father-in-law, Bradford Mira; mother-in-law, Joy Mira; brother-in-law, Brad "Jason" (Cara) Mira; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Aug. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Thursday ( Aug. 6) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Ted Hiroki Kamikawa

Posted On August 1st, 2015 -

TED HIROKI KAMIKAWA Ted Hiroki Kamikawa, age 90, of Waimanalo passed away on May 20, 2015, at Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on May 28, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by son Kyle "Butchie" (Lynn) Kamikawa, daughters Lynn (dec. Melvin Sr.) Hoffacker and Myra (Gary) Tamanaha, brothers Francis and Thomas, sisters Mary Yamada and Carrie Fuchise, grandchildren Todd (Mia) Cummings, Reid (Suzanne) Cummings and Erin Kamikawa, and great grandsons Shea, Dylan, Noah, Quintin, Elijah and Winston Cummings. He is preceded in death by wife Lillian, daughter Nannette Cummings and brother Frank. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having enlisted in 1943 while still in high school. Upon being discharged he worked at Honolulu Rapid Transit (HRT) as an electrician, then as a bus driver and retired in 1985 from Mass Transit Lines (MTL) as the Chief Road Supervisor. Dad and mom loved to travel and visited the Far East, Europe, the mainland, Australia and New Zealand. After mom's passing in 1991, Dad continued to travel and visit with friends in Japan. Dad loved people, making friends wherever he went and making everyone laugh. To those who knew him well, he often surprised us with unique home projects. He will be truly missed by all his family and friends. Private services. The family requests no flowers or monetary offerings.

PEDRO “PETE” R. TUNGPALAN

Posted On August 1st, 2015 -

PEDRO PETE R. TUNGPALAN Age 79, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 25, 2015 in Waipahu. Born April 18, 1936 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by spouse, Esther G. Tungpalan; sons, Rogelio "Boy" Tungpalan, John (Sharla) Tungpalan, Larry S. Tungpalan; daughter, Imelda "Amie" Tungpalan; brothers, Alfredo Tungpalan, Andres (Hiling) Tungpalan; sisters, Anastacia (Tino) Giron, Editha (Mario) Rocimo; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (Aug. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LARRY KOICHI EBATO

Posted On August 1st, 2015 -

LARRY KOICHI EBATO Age 91, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 6, 2015 in La Jolla, CA. Born June 27, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. Larry was a retired heavy equipment parts clerk from Hawaiian Equipment. He is survived by son, Daryl (Mariko) Ebato; daughter, Debbie (Blake) Asato; brothers, Hiroshi (Janet) Ebato, Terry (Karen) Ebato; sister, Jenny Fukuhara; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grand- children. Private services were held.

JO-ANN P. BONAWITZ

Posted On July 31st, 2015 -

$nameJO-ANN P. BONAWITZ Jo-Ann P. Bonawitz, 83, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2015 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by nothing but love from her family. Jo-Ann lived in Kailua for 32 years, where she and her husband Joe Bonawitz Jr. raised their three children. Jo-Ann progressed in her career as a speech and language pathologist, working at a local hospital and for the California/Hawaii Elks Major Project, helping thousands of children to gain the power of speech. She was also very active in the Honolulu Assistance League, where she made life long friends and held numerous leadership positions. Upon retirement in 1991, Jo-Ann and Joe moved to Vancouver, WA to be closer to family and to travel. Jo-Ann will always be remembered as a strong, outspoken, and independent woman who was a wonderful role model to others. She lived her life to the fullest with an adventurous soul and a caring heart. She is survived by her husband Joe of 60 years, sister Yvonne, brother Allan, and children Kristin, Trey, and Dirk, four grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Jo-Ann was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Dealtry Priaulx and her sister Sheila. The family is planning a celebration of Jo-Ann's life in September 2015. For more information visit: www.anewtradition.com/obituaries/obituary/11659_JoAnn_P_Bonawitz

Sheila Cremins dePasquale McKibbin

Posted On July 31st, 2015 -

SHEILA CREMINS DEPASQUALE MCKIBBIN March 31, 1926 July 15, 2015 Sheila Cremins dePasquale McKibbin passed peacefully into God's hands on July 15 in Pinehurst, North Carolina after a heroic battle with brain cancer. Sheila was preceded by the love of her life and husband, George and recently by her eldest son, Pete. She is survived by her seven children, Michael, Sheila, Adrian, Angus, Sean, Claudia, and Owen as well as their spouses, ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Sheila grew up in Westchester, New York, with her parents Eugene and Sheila dePasquale and was the eldest of six children. An avid swimmer and diver, she was taught to swim by Johnny Weissmuller. Sheila graduated from Cornell University in 1947 with a BA in English and was a proud sister of the Alpha Phi sorority. She went on to get her Master's degree in Education from Hofstra University. George McKibbin charmed and changed her life forever. After eight children, they built their dream home in Brookville, New York. Surrounded by a forest, they had a baseball field, basketball court, and a log cabin for all their children. It was a magical life, full of fun, love, and endless laughter. Her husband's sudden passing in 1966 at the young age of 41 led to the temporary move to Hawaii. Sheila felt that the loss they sustained was too much to bear and a change of scenery was desperately needed. Her brother, Gene, went to college at Kansas State and had formed a great and enduring friendship with his fellow football teammate who happened to be from Honolulu. Eddie Hamada, known to us as Uncle Eddie, was Gene's roommate and they became close and life-long friends. Uncle Eddie would work at their father's business on Long Island during college breaks and he and Sheila became friends. Sheila contacted Eddie and made the plan to move to Hawaii. Another charmed life bloomedgreat friends and amazing schools eased the pain and it became their permanent home. Starting her career at the age of 47, 'Iolani School gave her the opportunity to teach for 32 years. After stints of English, World History, and Geography. Sheila retired at the age of 79. She loved to impart knowledge and help her students to achieve not only academic success but garner a sense of pride and integrity in all of their pursuits. Sheila valued education above all else and was so grateful to have had her children graduate from Iolani, Punahou, HPA, and Mid-Pac as well as numerous colleges and Universities. She gave unselfishly of her time, counseling many to have a strong sense of self and faith. Sheila helped her students believe in themselves so they could take the risks necessary to realize their goals and potential. For the greater part of her children's lives, Sheila was their only parent. She made all of her children feel as though they were her only child. She could be found behind the soccer goal, cheering on Angus to protect the goal, at the pool rooting for Sheila, at the track for Pete and Claudia, on the soccer field with Adrian, Michael, and Owen, and at the tennis courts pulling for Sean. She worked tirelessly, never complained, loved everyone around her, taught and inspired with her unconditional love, compassion, respect, honesty, and integrity. She loved and adored her family, numerous friends and students and they loved her right back. A precious soul and role model, the world was and is a much better place because of the way she chose to live. Visitation will take place on Friday, August 14th at 1:30 p.m. at Star of the Sea Church, where Sheila was a parishioner. A memorial mass will begin at 2:30 p.m. A celebration of Sheila's life will be held on Saturday, August 15th at 8:00 a.m. at Outrigger Canoe Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to be made payable to Iolani School, 563 Kamoku Street, Honolulu, HI 96826; please note the donation to: The Sheila McKibbin Memorial Scholarship Endowment, which has been established to assist children of single parents.

TOMAS TACLAN ASUNCION

Posted On July 30th, 2015 -

$nameTOMAS TACLAN ASUNCION Age 101, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 23, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born January 21, 1914 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons, Palmarin "Milo" (Bella) Asuncion, Rolando "Lando" Asuncion; daughters, Rosita (Ernesto) Ramelb, Luvi (Donald) Saguibo; brother, Rodolfo "Rudy" (Miyako) Asuncion; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Aug. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Aug. 4) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave, Mililani). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

PATRICIA “TISHA” ANN FOO

Posted On July 30th, 2015 -

PATRICIA TISHA ANN FOO Age 68, of Honolulu, HI, passed away July 13, 2015 in Honolulu. Born March 30, 1947 in Honolulu, HI. She retired from Aloha Airlines. She is survived by husband, Frederick "Fred" C. Foo; son, David Cadelinia; step-sons, Bill Foo, Keone Foo; daughters, Alison (Frank) Lopez, Alyssa (Justin) Plunkett; brothers, Robert (Julia) Lucas, Clifford (Tomoko) Lucas; half-brother, Fredolyn (Janette) Lucas; sisters, Donna (Wayne) Pagdilao, Lorna (Donald) Sagario; half-sister, Irene (Oscar) Bumanglag; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 8/4 at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

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