Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

BENILDA FELIX BATACAN

Posted On September 30th, 2014 -

Age 76, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 8, 2014 in Waipahu. Born October 29, 1937 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Graduate of Ilocos Norte High School Class of 1955. She is survived by husband, Filemon A. Batacan; son, Jaysen F. Batacan; daughters, Victoria (Mark) Hodge, Beverly Judy (Cliff) Villanueva; sister, Trinidad Domingo; 6 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy. 96797); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ALBERT “AL” ARATA ANDOW

Posted On September 30th, 2014 -

Age 87, of Kailua, passed away September 13, 2014 in Kailua. Born August 13, 1927 in Kona, Hawaii. Owner of Ethel’s Delicatessen; U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by wife, Jan T. Andow; son, Andrew (Kathy) Andow; daughters, Naomi (Raymond) Kanna, Ramona (Gary) Andow-Azumi, JoAnn (Peter) Andow-Watts; sister, Yoshiko Maeda; 8 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

JOHN BURNETT KRAMER

Posted On September 30th, 2014 -

John Burnett Kramer, born on October 13, 1921, Honolulu, Hawaii to Joseph George and Marie Victoria (Estrella) Kramer and died on September 19, 2014 at Hawaii Kai ARCH in Kuliouou. He was preceded in death by his wife Manuela (Calaycay) Kramer and son Michael Wayne Kramer. He is survived by daughters Nona (Herb) Wilson, Volcano, HI, Marie (Doug) Johnson, Honolulu, HI and sons Matthew (Lou) Kramer, Chandler, AZ, and Ricky (Carol) Kramer, Makawao, HI, 12 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. His greatest joy in those later years occurred when he was visited by his children and grandchildren either in person or via Skype. John’s extensive business career began with Gaspro. He held various positions as an auditor and ended his career as Vice President of Investments and Securities with Prudential Bache. His side career in music also brought him much success acquiring awards for two gold albums (Exotica with Martin Denny and Taboo with Arthur Lyman) and one gold record (Yellow Bird with Arthur Lyman). His achievements as a self- taught musician with the bass fiddle as his primary, but certainly not his only instrument, took him from backyard luaus to the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Visitation will occur at Borthwick Mortuary on Mauna Kea Street, between the hours of 0900 and 1000am after which we will celebrate his life with a program featuring family and friends. Please join us for brunch and talk story from 1100 to 1200 then travel to the beautiful windward side and Hawaiian Memorial Park for burial at 1pm. Aloha attire please.

DR. PHILIP LIU

Posted On September 30th, 2014 -

Dr. Philip Liu, 73, of Quincy, MA, and Honolulu, HI, died in Boston, MA on September 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City on October 5, 2014, at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, a tax deductible contribution may be made to: Dr. Philip Liu Fund for Medical Education, c/o Hawaii Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813. For obituary information, www.dolanfuneral.com

JOHN R. LACY

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

09-28 JOHN R. LACYJOHN R. LACY JOHN R. LACY, 71, of Honolulu, Hawaii, partner at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, passed away at his home on September 22, 2014. John was born in Dallas, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from San Diego State University in 1966. After graduating from San Diego State University he entered the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant and worked as an air craft maintenance officer and achieved the rank of captain. While in the Air Force he earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1971, and after completing his service he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1973. Soon after graduating from law school, he joined the Goodsill firm as a civil trial lawyer and continued with the firm in this capacity for over 40 years, during several of which he was actively involved in firm management. Well known in the legal community for his work in admiralty law, he represented major shipping and cruise lines. He was a highly skilled and respected trial lawyer and also handled aviation, product liability and business dispute cases. Among the many honors John received, he was named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was recognized each year for many years in Chambers & Partners USA, Honolulu magazine’s Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers In America� and Super Lawyers. Most recently he was named Best Lawyers’ 2014-15 “Lawyer of the Year” for Admiralty and Maritime Law in Honolulu. John and his wife Elizabeth have long been involved in community activities and supported several charitable organizations. John loved the ocean and enjoyed travel and art. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Lacy, brothers Jerry Wayne and Joe Paul, and cousins Cynthia Mayfield and Phyllis Mayes. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to the Honolulu Museum of Art. Private services.

Mike Wagner aka Michael and or Fikey

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

MVNP-29242-Mike-Wagner-3col-x-8-v5_final_hiresMIKE WAGNER AKA MICHAEL AND OR FIKEY (he could be feisty at times) Mike Wagner was born on October 1, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, to Jim and Sence Wagner. As a youngster, Mike showed an early aptitude for thoughtfulness (he was a loving son and an affectionate brother to his sister, Penny and his brother, Jim), as well as a gift for clear-sightedness (he was born with a passion for the visual arts). A 1977 graduate of the University of Illinois in Chicago, Mike spent several years working as a graphic designer before discovering that advertising art directors are valued, not only for their design skills, but also for their ability to think. After embarking on his advertising career at Cole & Weber in Seattle, Mike joined Ogilvy & Mather in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He became an Associate Creative Director at Milici Valenti Ng Pack in 1991 and remained a revered member of the MVNP family for 23 years. Mike was humble and self-effacing (his mantra was, “it’s only advertising”) but he couldn’t help winning his fair share of awards. A Clio finalist, he was also honored by the One Show, the New York Art Directors Show, Communication Arts, and Hawai’i's Pele Awards among others. In 1995, he was named “Hawai’i Advertising Person of the Year” by the Honolulu Advertising Federation. Mike graduated life on planet Earthwith honorson August 18, 2014. He is now pursuing post-graduate work in a galaxy not so far away. He is deeply missed by his beloved partner Bill Matsumoto and their parrot Edamame, his family, his dog Mochi, and a legion of friends who loved him with all their hearts. There will be a memorial celebration of Mike’s life held on the beach at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, October 1st, from 1pm to 3pm. His ashes will be spread at sea within sight of Diamond Head. In lieu of flowers, feel free to honor Mike with a donation to either the Human Rights Campaign or the Hawaiian Humane Society.

JANE CAMANSE

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

JANE CAMANSE Age 70, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away September 3, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born June 28, 1944 in Lanai City, Lanai, HI. She is survived by spouse, Anthony Camanse; daughters, Aulani Camanse, Lorelei (Tony) McNeil, Vanessa Camanse, Tessie Camanse-DeCorte, Anell Camanse-Samples, 15 grand- children, 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Family Program and Eulogy 6:30 p.m.; Memorial Service 7:00 p.m. Flowers Welcome.

BENJAMIN MOTAS

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

BENJAMIN MOTAS BENJAMIN MOTAS, of Kailua, passed away on September 13, 2014 at the age of 79. Born in Pahala, HI he was a US Air Force veteran. Ben mentored many youths and adults through his work at the Boys and Girls Club of Honolulu, Hawaii Juvenile Detention Home, and the University of Hawaii, at Manoa. Preceded in death by parents: Vicente Najarda Motas and Elena Vallejo Motas; brother: Jose Motas. Survived by his wife: Barbara Motas; daughter: Debra Santiago; step-children: Christine (Earnest) Vasconcellos, Steven (Linda) Ennis, and Leslie Kealoha; brother: Vicente (Shirley) Motas, Jr.; sister: Maria (Merle) Grosskopf. He is also survived by grandchildren: Timothy Richardson; Torrey Santiago; Sienna Santiago; Heidi Benson; Tanya Kanani Benson; Barbara Leimomi Ennis; Natalie Keahi (PC) Taylor; Mary Kealoha; and great-grandchildren: Thaddeus Santiago; Cooper Benson; Angus Benson; Kristen Kawena Ennis; Katherine Kaku-Ennis; Brenson Ennis; Tejah Taylor; Mina Mamoe; Olivia Kealoha- Zimmerman; Ezra Zimmerman; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be held in October. Friends may send condolences to P.O. Box 449, Eleele, HI 96705 or post online at www.oahumortuary.com. Arrangements are being handled by Oahu Mortuary.

EDWARD LIN HING MOW

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

09-28, 10-2, 10-3 EDWARD LIN HING MOWEDWARD LIN HING MOW Surrounded by his family, Edward Lin Hing Mow died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Lin Hing, also known as “Kim Fung” or “Slim” was born in Chee Hoi, China on April 27, 1920. He left China at the age of 18 to begin a long and prosperous life in Hawaii. At the beginning of World War II, Lin Hing enlisted in the United States Army, and would go on to serve in the Pacific Theater, stationed in Fiji and New Caledonia. After completing his military service, Lin Hing briefly returned to China to marry Yuen Soong Koo on November 1, 1948. A successful entrepreneur, Lin Hing was the former proprietor of Libby Market, and the founder and owner of Libby Manapua Shop. He ran his business until passing it on to his children in 1981. During his golden years, Lin Hing and Yuen Soong would travel the world, and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. He was an active participant in the American Legion Kau Tom Post Number 11 and the Mau Club of Hawaii. Lin Hing is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Yuen Soong; children: Edwina (Alan) Tupman, Cassandra (Frank) Ambriz, Edwin Mow, and Regina Mow-Galletti; grandchildren: Charlton Tupman, Victoria (Benjamin) Richards, and Melissa Ambriz; siblings: Kyau Tau Mow (brother) and Wah Yee Kam (sister); numerous nieces and nephews. Lin Hing’s son Patrick Mow and son-in- law Rene Galletti predeceased him. Taoist funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary, between 10:30 am to 1 pm. Followed by burial at Valley of the Temples Cemetery at 2 pm.

JANET KIKUE TANAKA

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

JANET KIKUE TANAKA Age 81 of Honolulu passed away Sept. 16, 2014. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Russell and Randall; daughter, Jo – Ann Yonamine; one granddaughter, Dawn Kurisu; brothers, Walter Shozuya, Herbert Shozuya, Thomas Shozuya, Neal Shozuya. Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday October 3, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 6 p.m.; Casual attire.

YUKIE MINATOYA

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

YUKIE MINATOYA Age 91, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 12, 2014 in Kapolei. Born December 23, 1922 in Holualoa, HI. She is survived by son, Don (Louise) Minatoya; daughters, Dale Minatoya of Pleasant Hill, CA, Ann (Keith) Yasuda; sister, Tsuyako Hokama; 7 grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

JINEI SHIROMA

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

JINEI SHIROMA Age 89, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 9, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 30, 1925 in Kahuku, HI. Jinei was retired from the Federal Government. He is survived by wife, Stella Shiroma; son, Howard Shiroma; daughters, Alison Luhn, Stephanie Shiroma; sisters, Hazel Toyama, Matsue Higa. Private Services to be held.

ELDER PABLO C. SAUSAL

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

ELDER PABLO C. SAUSAL Age 82, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 3, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born January 25, 1932 in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines. He was a minister in the Philippines and Hawaii for the Church of God. He is survived by sons, Beethoven (Josephine) Sausal, Samuel (Mary Ann) Sausal, Junny (Imelda) Sausal; daughters, Hydie (Tito) Sanchez, Phebe (Salvadore Jr.) Oliverio, Genita (Rodergo) Fuentes; sister, Sofia Berjame; 18 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (October 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

MARIA SOUZA “AUNTY MOLLY” CARVALHO

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

MARIA SOUZA AUNTY MOLLY CARVALHO Age 94, of Honolulu, HI, passed away September 12, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 11, 1920 in Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii. She is survived by nieces, Phyllis Silvas, Rosemarie Manago, Sharon Blackstad, Patricia Kualii, Bettylou Carvalho, Marsha Carvalho, Sandra Chang; nephews, Stanley Carvalho, Bernard Carvalho Sr., Jimmy Roy Carvalho, Wendell Marques, Bobby Carvalho, Sonny Perreira, Allen Perreira; numerous grand- nieces & grandnephews. Vistation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (Oct 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

JOHN “Mr. C” KALILI CASSON

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

09-28 JOHN CASSONJOHN MR. C KALILI CASSON On August 31st 2014, surrounded by his loving family, our Papa flew on the wings of angels to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Affectionately called Mr. C; John Kalili Casson was born on September 2nd 1929 in Lahaina, Maui to the late Julia Lei Puahala and Maxwell lwa Casson. He enlisted in the newly formed Hawaii National Guard and later served his country during the Korean Conflict as an Army infantryman. Upon his return, he worked as a trolley/bus driver for HRT, MTL and retired from OTS after a combined 33 years of service. Mr. C married Rebecca “Ruby” Repoyo and made their home in Makakilo where they resided for 45 years. His eighty-four years of life was blessed with a devoted wife of 53 years and his children Roxanne (Albert) Bruhn, Elmer (Guia) Solidum, Jr., John (Ann) Casson, Jr., Jill (Danny) Casson, and Malia Casson; his 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; his brother David I’l and his sisters Irene Mitte and Henrietta Puahala. Preceding him in death were his siblings: Maxwell lwa Casson, Jr., Clarence Casson, and Julia Kuulei Tirrell. The memory of Mr. C’s gentle spirit and humble bearing will live on in the hearts of his many cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him very much. Services will be held at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Oct 3); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in Kaneohe at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Please visit [http://john.casson.muchloved.com] to sign the guestbook and to share a memory of our Papa. A hui hou, Ke Akua Pu!

Daniel Keong Fo Tyau

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

9-28 673030 Daniel TyauDANIEL KEONG FO TYAU September 20, 2014 Danny Tyau, 85, of Honolulu, a retired electrical general foreman passed peacefully. He was born on Oahu and was a graduate of Kaimuki High School. He is survived by his wife Evelyn (Tom), children Michael and wife Susan (Leu), Wesley and wife Deanne (Ho), Richard, Laurie and Dr Michael Hayes of Massachuttes, 6 grand children and surviving siblings Dennis and Sybil. Memorial service to be held at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel on October 1, 2014; visitation 9:00-10:00 am; service at 10:00; burial at Hawaiian Memorial at 1:00 pm. Aloha attire.

RODNEY “HOT ROD” KEHAULANI KA’ANOI, SR.

Posted On September 27th, 2014 -

09-27 RODNEY KA'ANOI, SR.RODNEY HOT ROD KEHAULANI KA’ANOI, SR. Age: 73, of Kailua, passed away August 30, 2014 in Kailua. Born February 2, 1941 in Honolulu. He is a 1959 Graduate of Saint Louis College; Retired from the Honolulu Fire Department. He is survived by companion, Beverly J. Stevenson; daughters, Ronnell (Dale) Zuttermeister, Lois “Leilani” Stevenson; sons, Rankin Ka’anoi, Reagan (Celeste) Ka’anoi, Rodney (Trini) Ka’anoi, Jr., Ryan (Jianna) Stevenson; mother, Elizabeth “Kwaifa” Ka’anoi; hanai daughter, Julie Kalakau; hanai sons, John Stevenson, Robert Stevenson; brothers, Wendall (Jackie) Ka’anoi of Las Vegas, NV, Martial (Genevieve) Ka’anoi; sisters, Catherine (Jerry) Henson of Santee, CA, Yvonne Kauwila (Luther) Niheu; 21 grand- children; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 AM Friday 10/3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 AM. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOYCE S. NAKAGAWA

Posted On September 27th, 2014 -

JOYCE S. NAKAGAWA Age 66, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 31, 2014 in Kapolei. Born October 5, 1947 in Wahiawa, HI. Retired from the Honolulu Police Department. She is survived by brothers, Ira (Cheryl) Nakagawa, Bruce (Belinda) Nakagawa; niece, Kananiokalaniamekahonua Nakagawa; uncles, aunties, cousins and many loving friends at HPD. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Oct 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

BETTY VALENTE

Posted On September 27th, 2014 -

BETTY VALENTE Age 82, of Pipersville, PA, passed away September 2, 2014 in Shreveport, LA. Born May 26, 1932 in Urania, LA. She is survived by daughters, Teresa (Mark) Syslo, Margaret (Robert) Sison; brother, Kenneth Boyett; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.

BENJAMIN “BEN” KANANI NAWELI

Posted On September 27th, 2014 -

BENJAMIN BEN KANANI NAWELI Age 61, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 20, 1952 in Honolulu, HI. Ben was employed by Island Ready-mix Concrete He is survived by wife, Wanette Naweli; son, Kawika (Mary) Naweli; daughters, Iwalani Naweli Brodie, Kahealani (Tony) Gaballo; brothers, John Naweli, Abel (Roberta) Naweli; sisters, Esther (Paul) Cabuag, Irene (John) Inere; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

BERNARD B. C. KIM

Posted On September 26th, 2014 -

BERNARD B. C. KIM Age 83, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away September 10, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born February 24, 1931 in Honolulu, HI. An active choir member & parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. A retired Master Sergeant from the Hawaii Air National Guard and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. He is survived by wife, Juliana B. Kim; sons, Alan Kim, David Kim, Jason (Pearly) Kim; daughters, Kathryn (Derek) Katakura, Sandra Kim; brothers, Donald Kim, Albert Kim; sister, Bertha Sakumoto; 5 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (Sept 30) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (1403 California Ave. Wahiawa). Mass 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MICHAEL LAWTON BIO

Posted On September 26th, 2014 -

MICHAEL LAWTON BIO Age 54, of Honolulu, HI, passed away September 3, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 9, 1960 in Izmir, Turkey. Former Hyatt Front Desk Clerk. He is survived by life partner, Glenn Ninko; mother, Leontina Bio; brother, Dennis Bio; sisters, Laurie Shimabukuro, Christine (Gerard) Thomas; nephews & nieces. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m Friday (Oct. 3) at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HOWARD TADASHI HAKIKAWA

Posted On September 26th, 2014 -

HOWARD TADASHI HAKIKAWA Age 69 of Honolulu passed away on August 27, 2014. Born April 17, 1945 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Howard was the owner of Howard T. Hakikawa Electrical Contracting, Inc. He is survived by wife Marcia, son Ward, daughter in law Tracy, father Robert, sisters Gail Hakikawa and Charlotte (Wayne) Higa; Two grand- daughters Ayla & Elia. Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday October 2, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Funeral service 6 p.m. Casual attire.

JOHN W. GALL

Posted On September 25th, 2014 -

JOHN W. GALL John W. Gall, 80, of Las Vegas, NV (formerly of Kaneohe, HI) passed away December 13, 2013. John was born and raised in Hawaii, graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1951 and Long Beach City College in 1959. He served in the US Navy, after which he worked at and retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in 1988. John is survived by his wife Judy, daughters Susan (Gall) Figas and Sandra Gall, brother Edward Gall, grand- children James Figas, Danielle Figas, Shalei Gall, Sharisse (Gall) Kerr, Sheiana (Gall) Poole, nephew Charles Gall and niece Erin Gall-Costenbader. Committal will be at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific on September 26, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.

JASON OKA

Posted On September 25th, 2014 -

JASON OKA Jason Yukio Oka, of Las Vegas, passed away Aug. 20, 2014. He was born and raised in Honolulu, living the last seven years in Las Vegas. Jason was an avid golfer, achieving a hole-in-one. He happily served fellow golfers as an assistant golf professional and golf techin Seattle and Las Vegas.An ever-nurturing husband and father, and also a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, and loyal friend. Survived by his wife, Christina (Horton); son, Micah; daughter, Annika; parents, Brian and Susan Oka; brother, Aaron; grandfather, Donald Oka; grandmother, Eiko Yoneoka; and numerous aunties, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by grandmother, Violet Oka. Viewing and funeral was held on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Las Vegas. A Celebration of Life service will be on Sunday, Sept. 28, 4:00 PM at Ko’olau (Golf Course) Ballrooms/Conference Center in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Mary Juanita Hagan Tiwanak

Posted On September 24th, 2014 -

MARY JUANITA HAGAN TIWANAK “A SAD FAREWELL” MARY JUANITA HAGAN TIWANAK, beloved soul mate and wife of 50 years of Eugene Napua Tiwanak, died in peace at 7:15 p.m., September 15 in The Maurice J. Sullivan Family Hospice Center at St. Francis West following a six month arduous battle with brain cancer. After more than a month in acute and rehabilitation hospitals, Eugene cared for “Nita” at home. And during the past four and a half months, Nita underwent radiation therapy and two series of chemotherapy-predictably, always with a smile. She was admitted to the St. Francis inpatient hospice program just four days before her death. The youngest of five, Mary Juanita was born January 2, 1947 in Loretto, Kentucky and later moved with her family (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hagan; sisters Patricia and Mary, brothers David and Ronald) to Louisville where she attended Holy Rosary Academy, an all-girl high school. She married then 2nd Lt. Eugene N. Tiwanak immediately after graduating from high school in June 1964. The couple had met the year earlier while “Lt. Eugene” was attending Armor Officers Training School at Ft. Knox, KY. Mary Juanita cared for daughter Leighanne Kuulei Medeiros (Mark; children: Conor, Callan, Corin) and son Sean (Maile) while Eugene served six years in the U.S. Army including two combat tours in Vietnam (1965, 1968). Youngest son Mark (Alison; children: Jonah, Sam, Hoku) was born in 1970. While raising a family, Mary Juanita managed to graduate with highest honors from Leeward Community College; and later attended West Oahu College before graduating, again with highest honors, from University of Hilo on the Big Island when Eugene served as Hawaii County Managing Director for Mayor Dante Carpenter. Nita later went on to earn her MS in Administration from Central Michigan University (CMU). A self-assured business woman, Mary Juanita began her long career in residential real estate in 1973 at Kometani Realty under the guidance of Harold Kometani, and, later, James Kometani. In 1991 she ventured into the residential appraisal business under the tutelage of Second Opinion Hawaii guru, Norman Mau, and received her CRA/MRA/EAC certification in 1993. She formed her own highly successful business, Appraise It! Hawaii in 2003; and immediately assisted daughter, Leighanne, and daughter-in-law, Maile, obtain their professional CRA certification and start their own businesses- A’A Appraisal and Aloha Appraisal, respectively. Active in the community and government, significantly Mary Juanita served eight years as member and Chairperson of the Hawaii Paroling Authority; member, Aiea Neighborhood Board; member, Board of Directors-Village West Community Association; and member, Board of Directors-Garden Grove Community Association. Of special recreation note, Nita enjoyed her Saturday mornings golf at Honolulu Country Club, and fellow golfers often joined her familiar post-round toast: “Release the Hounds!” Mary Juanita’s Family express their gratitude to the Sisters of St. Francis and St. Francis Healthcare System for their prayers and sustaining support during her entire cancer ordeal. Funeral services will be October 2 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Pearl City. Visitation, 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 eulogy; Mass at 10 am. Casual attire; no flowers. Private internment of ashes will be at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Pacific-Punchbowl. Memorial donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice Program.

JAMES ANGALOS PAGAN III

Posted On September 24th, 2014 -

JAMES ANGALOS PAGAN III Age 35, of Kearns, UT, passed away August 8, 2014 in Ogden, UT. Born August 23, 1978 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by mother, Agnes L. Pagan; many uncles, aunties, cousins. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Monday (Sept 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Eulogy 11:00 a.m. and Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Peregrina “Nanette” Donaldson

Posted On September 24th, 2014 -

PEREGRINA NANETTE DONALDSON Age 61, of Aiea, Hawaii passed away peacefully in her home on September 5, 2014, after a brave struggle with leukemia. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of nearly 16 years, Frank Donaldson. She is survived by her siblings, Aurelio, Jr., Esperanza, Maria Elena, Jose Lito, Roberto, Jenny, Edwin, Delia, and Charlie, her youngest brother, Jonas, having already passed, her step-daughter, Diana Cheri Donaldson, and many nieces and nephews. Nanette was born in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines on March 12, 1953. In 1985, she migrated to the United States, settling in Hawaii. She was a full time housewife to her husband and a businesswoman, managing her own real estate rental business in Hawaii. Nanette enjoyed travelling around the world with her friends and families. She enjoyed growing plants such as fruit trees, vegetables and flowers, especially orchids. She dedicated much of her life to being involved with the community. Nanette was everyone’s proverbial auntie, sister, daughter and not to mention, proverbial friend. She continually gave her mana’o, kokua and aloha to everyone up until the time she passed. In lieu of flowers, Nanette had requested that donations be made in her name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, website address http://www.lls.org/. Memorial services and viewing will be held at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea Street on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Viewing begins at 5:00 pm, followed by a memorial service at 6:00 pm. Funeral service will be on September 29, at 11:00 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Committal service and internment will be at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe at 2:00 pm the same day, Sept 29th. Post burial meal to follow at Kin Wa Chop Suey at 45-588 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Any questions, please contact Maria Elena Nutter at 808-383-9024 or send an email to ludi.magada@gmail.com.

Mary Juanita Hagan Tiwanak

Posted On September 24th, 2014 -

9-24  & 9-28 671638 Mary Tiwanak -include both peopleMARY JUANITA HAGAN TIWANAK “A SAD FAREWELL” MARY JUANITA HAGAN TIWANAK, beloved soul mate and wife of 50 years of Eugene Napua Tiwanak, died in peace at 7:15 p.m., September 15 in The Maurice J. Sullivan Family Hospice Center at St. Francis West following a six month arduous battle with brain cancer. After more than a month in acute and rehabilitation hospitals, Eugene cared for “Nita” at home. And during the past four and a half months, Nita underwent radiation therapy and two series of chemotherapy-predictably, always with a smile. She was admitted to the St. Francis inpatient hospice program just four days before her death. The youngest of five, Mary Juanita was born January 2, 1947 in Loretto, Kentucky and later moved with her family (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hagan; sisters Patricia and Mary, brothers David and Ronald) to Louisville where she attended Holy Rosary Academy, an all-girl high school. She married then 2nd Lt. Eugene N. Tiwanak immediately after graduating from high school in June 1964. The couple had met the year earlier while “Lt. Eugene” was attending Armor Officers Training School at Ft. Knox, KY. Mary Juanita cared for daughter Leighanne Kuulei Medeiros (Mark; children: Conor, Callan, Corin) and son Sean (Maile) while Eugene served six years in the U.S. Army including two combat tours in Vietnam (1965, 1968). Youngest son Mark (Alison; children: Jonah, Sam, Hoku) was born in 1970. While raising a family, Mary Juanita managed to graduate with highest honors from Leeward Community College; and later attended West Oahu College before graduating, again with highest honors, from University of Hilo on the Big Island when Eugene served as Hawaii County Managing Director for Mayor Dante Carpenter. Nita later went on to earn her MS in Administration from Central Michigan University (CMU). A self-assured business woman, Mary Juanita began her long career in residential real estate in 1973 at Kometani Realty under the guidance of Harold Kometani, and, later, James Kometani. In 1991 she ventured into the residential appraisal business under the tutelage of Second Opinion Hawaii guru, Norman Mau, and received her CRA/MRA/EAC certification in 1993. She formed her own highly successful business, Appraise It! Hawaii in 2003; and immediately assisted daughter, Leighanne, and daughter-in-law, Maile, obtain their professional CRA certification and start their own businesses- A’A Appraisal and Aloha Appraisal, respectively. Active in the community and government, significantly Mary Juanita served eight years as member and Chairperson of the Hawaii Paroling Authority; member, Aiea Neighborhood Board; member, Board of Directors-Village West Community Association; and member, Board of Directors-Garden Grove Community Association. Of special recreation note, Nita enjoyed her Saturday mornings golf at Honolulu Country Club, and fellow golfers often joined her familiar post-round toast: “Release the Hounds!” Mary Juanita’s Family express their gratitude to the Sisters of St. Francis and St. Francis Healthcare System for their prayers and sustaining support during her entire cancer ordeal. Funeral services will be October 2 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Pearl City. Visitation, 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 eulogy; Mass at 10 am. Casual attire; no flowers. Private internment of ashes will be at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Pacific-Punchbowl. Memorial donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice Program.

ELSIE T. TAKEMURA

Posted On September 24th, 2014 -

ELSIE T. TAKEMURA Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 5, 2014 in Pearl City. Born July 1, 1932 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by son, Neal Takemura; daughter, Sharon (Norman) Hahn; 2 grand- daughters; sisters, Shizue Nakama, Gladys (Charles) Chinen, Laura Maenaka, Lois (Edwim) Yagi. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday (Sept 28) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m.


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