Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

FRANCISCO VILLEGAS SAVELLA

Posted On August 30th, 2014 -

FRANCISCO VILLEGAS SAVELLA Age 93, of Waianae, HI, passed away July 27, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born September 26, 1920 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by spouse, Aniceta Savella; sons, Saturnino Savella, Marcos (Mercedes) Savella; daughter, Angie S. (Roman) Saupan; sister, Hilaria Damian; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 27 great- great-grandchildren; 4 great- great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (Sept 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

MARCIE “HONEY GIRL” ILIMA NAEHU BOTELHO

Posted On August 30th, 2014 -

MARCIE HONEY GIRL ILIMA NAEHU BOTELHO Age 64, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 14, 2014 in Aiea. Born December 18, 1949 in Honolulu, HI. Marcie was a reservations agent with United Airlines. She is survived by son, Michael J. Botelho; daughters, Mahina (Joey) Naehu-Gutierrez, Kamaile (Puna) Ellis; brothers, Wadsworth Naehu, Blaise Naehu; sisters, Wanda Lee Naehu, Minerva Hohaia, Ethel Naehu; grandchildren, Kalani, Mililani, Hoku, Ikaika, Kaleo, Kala, Pili, Nui, Honey Girl; great-grandson, Iokepa. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 3) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (99-641 Pohue St., Aiea); Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

EUGENE “GENO” RAYMOND CAPUTO

Posted On August 30th, 2014 -

8-30 EUGENE CAPUTOEUGENE GENO RAYMOND CAPUTO Age 81, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 23, 2014 in Waipahu. Born September 6, 1932 in Farrell, PA. Graduate of Farrell High School, Pennsylvania Class of 1951. Retired from Pan American Airways and veteran of the U.S. Navy. Preceded in death by Phillip Frank Caputo. He is survived by spouse, Leonora Caputo; son, Eugene Raymond Caputo Jr.; daughters, Maryjean (Julius) Bright-Kameenui, Patricia (Sonny) Castro; brothers, Henry (Anne) Caputo, William Caputo; sister, Annarose Caputo; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children; 1 great-great-grand- child. Private Services were held.

JUANITA “NITA” MCKAY

Posted On August 29th, 2014 -

JUANITA NITA MCKAY Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 17, 2014 in Waipahu. Born July 19, 1926 in Wahiawa, HI. A member of the Bethel Chapel, Waipahu. She retired from the Big-Way Supermarket, Waipahu. She is survived by sons, Rev. Ronald (Colleen) McKay, Duncan (JoAnn) McKay, Leslie (Richard Schmit) McKay; daughters, Lorraine (Peter) Villafuerte, Mary (Hiram) Barboza; brother, Claudio Mira; sisters, Faustina Mira Gregory, Calista Mira Teevan; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept 2) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual Attire.

George Abraham Kauhini

Posted On August 29th, 2014 -

GEORGE ABRAHAM KAUHINI Age 72, was born in Honolulu on Dec. 13, 1941. He passed away peacefully on August 10, 2014 in Sacramento, California. He is survived by his wife and companion of 27 years, Marianne; his daughters, Charmaine and Cecille; his grandson, Jason; his sisters, Nancy and Marie; his brother, Arthur; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. George grew up in a large family in a beautiful home in Kapahulu and was 10th of 16 children. He graduated from Kaimuki High School in 1958. He lived in many places on the mainland, but no place was ever as good as home. His love for the Hawaiian culture, the language, the music, and the people, made Hawaii home in his heart. George loved to “talk stories” to anyone who would listen. The last decade of his life was dedicated to loving and caring for his wife, Marianne. He also cherished the time he was able to spend with his grandson Jason. A gathering to celebrate George’s life will be held on August 30, 2014 at his childhood home.

BRAULIO “BALONG” VENTURA SELGA

Posted On August 29th, 2014 -

BRAULIO BALONG VENTURA SELGA Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 30, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born June 4, 1929 in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from the Oahu Sugar Company. A member of the Church of Christ, Waipahu. He is survived by wife, Marcela Gamazon Selga; sons, Rogelio (Virginia) Selga, Roberto (Gloria) Selga, Florendo (Julia) Selga; brother, Mauro Selga; sister, Felisa Ancheta; 9 grand- children; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ELENA AH TONG JOHNSON

Posted On August 29th, 2014 -

ELENA AH TONG JOHNSON Age 98, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 7, 2014 in Waipahu. Born June 19, 1916 in Puna, HI. She is survived by son, Henry C. (Jacqueline) Parrilla; daughters, Virginia N. (Grant) Keeler, Aileen G. (Roy) Magno; 17 grandchildren; 36 great- grandchildren; 14 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PEDRO DUMBRIGUE ANACLETO

Posted On August 29th, 2014 -

PEDRO DUMBRIGUE ANACLETO Age 92, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 7, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born June 22, 1922 in Baui, Angadanan, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Juliana Anacleto; sons, Ernesto (Yolanda) Anacleto, Florito (Marilyn) Anacleto, Elvis Anacleto, Antonio (Leslie) Anacleto; daughters, Carlina (Herminio) Agcaoili, Remedios (Bernard) Oamil, Aurora (Richard) Sagadraca, Delia (Robert) Munar; brother, Jose (Caridad) Anacleto; sisters, Maura Dumbrigue, Anita Ruiz; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Sept 4) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

JOSEFINA “JOSIE” “SIPING” I. SALVADOR

Posted On August 28th, 2014 -

8-28 Josephina SalvadorJOSEFINA JOSIE SIPING I. SALVADOR Age 69, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 28, 2014 in Wailuku, Maui. Born January 25, 1945 in Badoc, Pilini, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired ward clerk from Wahiawa General Hospital, and parishioner of Resurrection of the Lord Church. She is survived by spouse, Jose Salvador; son, Jason Lee Salvador; daughters, Marisa Ann (Darren) Salvador-Atabay, Ashley Estelle (Brian) Kedro; brothers, Teodorico (Faye) Acpal, Artemio (Dawn) Acpal, Alfredo (Anita) Acpal; sisters, Carolina Tacotaco, Carmelita Hipshire; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 8:00 a.m. Tuesday (Sept 2) at Resurrection of the Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio); Family Program 9:00 a.m., Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EDNA VIOS RONQUILLO

Posted On August 28th, 2014 -

EDNA VIOS RONQUILLO Age 60, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 26, 2014 in Waipahu. Born March 13, 1954 in Mahayahay, Kapatagan, Lauad Del Norte, Philippines. She is survived by spouse, Leo T. Ronquillo; sons, Steven V. Ronquillo, Stanley V. Ronquillo; daughter, Sharon (Jay) Ramos; brothers, Nicolas (Mercedes) R. Vios, Nimrod (Vergie) R. Vios, Marcelo (Pilar) R. Vios, Jr., Noeh (Maria Salome) R. Vios, Nelson (Merlyn) R. Vios; sisters, Celedonia (Moody) V. Rojas, Ester (Johan) V. Klingele, Ruth (Benjamin) V. Enanoria, Sarah (Ruperto) V. Adriatico; 2 grand- children. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Black/white Attire.

RESTITUTO “RESTING” CAMERO BAPTISTA, SR.

Posted On August 28th, 2014 -

RESTITUTO RESTING CAMERO BAPTISTA, SR. Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 31, 2014 in Aiea. Born December 9, 1928 in Sulvec, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Catalina B. Baptista; son, Restituto “Resty” (Gerlie) Baptista, Jr.; daughters, Marcela “Janet” (John) Baptista Guzman, Severina “Donna” Baptista Banez, Paulina “Baby” (Alex) Baptista Carino, Cecilia (Bryan) Baptista Wicks; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Sept 4) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

TAMAYE YAMAMOTO

Posted On August 28th, 2014 -

TAMAYE YAMAMOTO Age 91, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 12, 2014 in Pearl City. Born December 2, 1922 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Roy (Janis K.) Yamamoto, Allen Yamamoto; daughters, Ada Yamamoto, Beverly Yamamoto Merle Phelps; sisters, Helen Bell, Carol Ramos; 5 grand- children; 8 great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.

Helen Miyoko Iha Hashimoto

Posted On August 28th, 2014 -

HELEN MIYOKO IHA HASHIMOTO August 4, 2014 Helen Miyoko Iha Hashimoto, 79, of Kenmore, Wash, died in Washington. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by beloved husband, William; son, Lee; daughter, Jill and son-in law, Sam Abukarroum; son, Robin and daughter-in-law, Michelle; grandsons, Trae and Kai; siblings, Tamayo Kaneshiro, Richard Iha, Raymond Iha, Kenneth Iha. Private Celebration of Life. Online condolences: http://www.forever missed.com/helen-miyoko- hashimoto/#about

RICHARD JOSEPH “BUD” LAMB

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

8-27, 8-31 RICHARD LAMB b&wRICHARD JOSEPH BUD LAMB 2/2/18 – 8/10/14 The family and friends of Richard Joseph “Bud” Lamb are mourning his passing on August 10, 2014. He leaves behind his nephew and caregiver Chuck Reindollar (Beverly) and nieces Pat Patel, Betty Walker and Jean Griffith. He leaves his grandnephew Sean (Carol) and grandniece Tina (Ron) and six great nephews Jordyn, Kody, Nick, Nolan and Chance and great niece Bailey. Bud saw life through rose colored glasses and upon meeting Bud you were instantly drawn to him and thought of him as a friend. Bud moved to Kailua in 1966 and lived with his sister Ruth Reindollar. He worked at Sea Life Park, Hardware Hawaii and volunteered at the Falls of Clyde, St Anthony’s Church and Castle Hospital for 14 joyful 14 years. The family of Richard Lamb would like to thank his doctors and assistants and the staff of the Hawaii Kai Retirement Center assisted living. St Francis Hospice was very compassionate and made his remaining days very peaceful. There will be a celebration of Bud’s life Saturday September 6th at St Anthony’s Church Kailua with a viewing at 9am with a mass at 10am and a reception at the Parish Hall to follow. Burial will be at Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery at 8:30 am September 8. Online condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

NANCY W. QUINN

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

NANCY W. QUINN Passed away quietly June 21st at the age of 95. She lived a good full life. She is survived by her seven children; Billy Jr., Stephen, Timmy, Chris, Cec, Mary, and Greg, her eight grandchildren, Ninia, Kelly, Ashley, T.Charlie, Tiffany, Amber, Shannon and JQ and her ten great grandchildren, Jack, Henry, Sammy, Bella, Quinn, Lily, Mason, Benjamin, Boston and Bella. Services will be held for our beloved mother, at Star of the Sea Church in Kahala on September 4th. The family will be there to receive well wishers at 12:15 p.m. and a funeral mass will begin at 1:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hawaii Symphony Orchestra in honor of Nancy Quinn, it is an organization that was dearly loved by both Nancy and Bill.

GREGORY D. SIMAO

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

GREGORY D. SIMAO Gregory D. Simao passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 31th 2014. He was a former veteran who worked at Kaneohe Base for forty-four years before retiring from the Department of Defense in 2013. He is survived by his wife Barbara (Serrao) Simao, daughter Anna (Matthew) Paquette, son Monty (Celeste) Simao, one grand-son and nine grand-daughters. Services will be held at Calvary Kaneohe Episcopal Mission 45-435 Aumoku Street in Kaneohe across from Windward City Shopping Center on August 30th. Visitation at 10:00a.m. services at 11:00a.m.

GEORGE T. ITO

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

GEORGE T. ITO George T. Ito, 89, passed away on 6/14/14. George was born in Honolulu and was one of the original MIS paratroopers during WWII. He completed his college education at University of Washington, earning his BA and MBA; moved to Chicago, IL in 1953 where he resided until his death. His wife of 57 years, Dorothy Sachiko (Ikeda) and his infant son Robert Norio, preceded him in death. He is survived by daughters Donna Ito (Jozef Ruck) of Menlo Park, CA, Barbara Ito, of Teaneck, NJ, Valerie Ito (Robert Schubert) of Naperville, IL; grandchildren Erin, Alex and Marlies Ruck, Aaron and Michelle Schubert; and sisters Mrs. Gladys Goka, Mrs. Ruth Sato (John Sato), Mrs. Violet Kagawa, and companion Mrs. Martha Miyake all residing in Honolulu. Visitation 9:30 AM and Service 10:00 AM on Sat. 9/6 at Kalihi Union Church 2214 N. King St. Honolulu, HI. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, remembrance to your favorite charity.

CHESTER KAHUNAOKALANI YUK MUNK KAMAKA

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

8-26 CHESTER KAMAKACHESTER KAHUNAOKALANI YUK MUNK KAMAKA Passed away August 5, 2014. Born November 11, 28, 1965. Previous employee of Walmart (Keeaumoku). He is survived by Children, (daughter) Chestene Kaaihue- Kamaka; (son) Allen & Chanelle Kaaihue; Grandchildren, Chanen Hafer & Kala’i Kamaka, Kainalu, Kaimana, and Collete Kaaihue; Parent’s, Donald & Lorraine Kamaka; Siblings, (sister) Julia and Randy Molina (sister) Audrey Kamaka, (brother) Donald K.S.H. Kamaka; Nieces & Nephews, Kimberly, Robert, Randy, and (great-nephew) Rudy Molina, (hanae nephew) Henry “Hana” Pahia, ChrisDee Morris-Kamaka, Julia Kamaka & Deja Kamaka-Ramos. He lived a simple life and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren that he loved taking them to the park or beach for an adventure. He loved rainbows and each day was full of color. He was surrounded by his loving family & friends as he passed peacefully. He is deeply loved and will be missed dearly. Kamaka Ohana appreciate and thank all family & friends for their support. Services: Moanalua Mortuary (Mapunapuna). Date: 8/31/2014. Time: 2p-6p. Casual/Aloha wear & Leis accepted.

Trina Lynn LaRosa

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

8-26-661435-2-Trina-LaRosaTRINA LYNN LAROSA 2/23/1985 – 8/26/2004 Today makes 10 years since entering Heaven. You are our guardian angel to watch over us and to protect us. We always remember you telling us to “Take one day at a time and Live Life to the Fullest”. We Love You always, Mom, Dad, George Jr., Faith & Sloan, Torie, Rayna & Gabriel.

CLARITO “CARL” VALION DOMINGO

Posted On August 25th, 2014 -

CLARITO CARL VALION DOMINGO Age 47, of Waialua, HI, passed away July 26, 2014 in Waialua. Born June 21, 1967 in Waialua. He was employed at Goodwill and Pflueger. He is survived by sons, Travis Lee Kepoo, Christopher Kam; daughters, Danielle (Clayson) Kealoha, Crystal Kam, Chezlyn Kam; brother, Rogelio (Ceferina) Domingo; sisters, Melendrina (Marcelo) Vidad, Ligaya (Manuel) Miguel, Angie (Joe) Ermitanio, Lucy Bonilla; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (August 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

SABURO MITSUI

Posted On August 25th, 2014 -

SABURO MITSUI Age 93, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 28, 2014 at Pearl City. Born November 17, 1920 in Kilauea, HI. Saburo was retired from E.E. Black. He is survived by daughter, Phyllis Mizushima; brother, Clayton (Misao) Mitsue; sister, Sumiye Ohta; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Private services were held. No flowers, please.

RICARDO “CARDO” BILLENA BEN

Posted On August 25th, 2014 -

8-25 RICARDO BENRICARDO CARDO BILLENA BEN Age 86, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 24, 2014 in Pearl City. Born September 14, 1927 in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Ricardo was retired from Pacific Home Furnishings. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus & Santanians of HI. He is survived by spouse, Soledad Ben; sons, Reynante (Milagros) Ben, Ricardo (Annie) Ben, Edward (Marie) Ben, Wilfredo (Elvira) Ben, Florante (Lilibeth) Ben, Rodney (Elizabeth) Ben; daughter: Charito (James) Baclig; sisters, Enriqueta Benavidez, Leonida Bayya; 18 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday (August 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (August 30) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

JAMES SABURO SHIGETA

Posted On August 25th, 2014 -

8-25 JAMES SHIGETA b&wJAMES SABURO SHIGETA Age 85, of Los Angeles, California, passed away on July 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. Born in Honolulu, he was a singer and an actor with roles in “Hawaii Five-O,” “Fantasy Island,” and “The Love Boat.” Mr. Shigeta is best known for his roles in “Bridge to the Sun,” “Flower Drum Song,” “Die Hard.” And “Paradise Hawaiian Style.” Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Satoko Shigeta and brother, Robert S. Sakai, he is survived by his brothers, Howard T., Clarence Y. (Eleanor) and Wilfred J. and a sister, Barbara T. (Wayne) Sato. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary with visitation from 9:00 a.m. Aloha attire requested. Private interment will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

PATRICIA JOY WILLIS MANCIA

Posted On August 25th, 2014 -

PATRICIA JOY WILLIS MANCIA Age 65, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 11, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born November 17, 1948 in Honolulu, Oahu. Worked in retail for many years at Gem’s Department Stores, Honolulu Book Shops, and Island Shoppers. She is survived by daughters, Laura (Dennis) Graham, Lisa (Hank) Zeevat, Brandy (Brent) Bennett, Robin (Chad) Anguay; brothers, William C. (Tammy) Willis, Steven K. (Doreen) Willis; sister, Valerie L. Alejandro; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Aug 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

TSURUKO SENAGA

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

TSURUKO SENAGA 86, a retired seamstress at Malia, passed away on August 7 at Kuakini Medical Center. She is survived by son, Gary (Lisa) Senaga; daughters, Lydia (Jerry) Morikawa, Lynn (David) Kitamura, Carol (Kyle) Nakamura and Janet (John) Khil; sisters-in-law, Kay Hokama, Stella Kanemoto, Shirley Saito and Tami (Tad) Okada; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A private service was held.

BONIFACIO MAS TONGSON

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

BONIFACIO MAS TONGSON Age 93, of Kaneohe, passed away July 23, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center – West. Born April 13, 1921 in Santa Cruz, Zambales, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Segundina Tongson; sons, Jaime (Belinda) Tongson of NV, Reynaldo (Trifona) Tongson of CA, Eduardo (Erlinda) Tongson of CA; daughters, Lilia (Crispin) Montalla, Ofelia (Joe) Ignacio; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-gandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wed. 8/27 at Mililani Mortuary – Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thurs, 8/28 at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Hwy., Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No Flowers.

LT. COL. LEROY JOHNSON (USAF RET.)

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

LT.-COLLT. COL. LEROY JOHNSON (USAF RET.) LeRoy Johnson, 84, was born in Bridgeton, N.J., to George and Fannie Johnson. He passed away peacefully with family at his side at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 26, 2014. LeRoy is survived by his spouse of 58 years Juanita, daughters Kathleen Cowsert (Lawrence Webster) and Sylvia Hohmeier, and grandchildren Leah (Myles) Strid, and Jared (Hannah) Hohmeier. After enlisting as an Airman in the United States Air Force in June of 1952, he served only a short while before his superiors recognized his potential. In February of 1954, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant, in the Meteorologist field and predicted the weather for the USAF including direct support for Air Force One, as well as assisting NASA and the US Navy with the Apollo Space Program splash downs and retrievals in the Pacific Ocean. During his military career, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and numerous other commendations. He obtained his Master’s degree through the University of Southern California and was an alumnus of Trenton State and University of Washington. Even though he didn’t fly for the Air Force, he did earn his private pilot’s license. After a successful military career, he retired in 1973 and worked for EDS for a short time, assisting with writing the source code for the Hawaiian Library system allowing for the present check in and out system using bar codes. His passion for education led him to join the staff of Leeward Community College as an associate professor teaching Computer Science. He volunteered as an AARP Tax Coordinator and Assistant, dog therapist for St. Francis West Hospital, the Bishop Museum, River of Life, Wahiawa General Hospital and various equestrian groups. He supported both daughters’ horseback riding endeavors through 4-H and United States Pony Club, and used his melodic voice as a horse show announcer for many years. He was very active in his churches, Wheeler Army Chapel and Mililani Presbyterian Church. The celebration of his life and internment at Punch Bowl National Cemetery will take place on September 2, 2014. Mahalo to the wonderful staff at Tripler, especially the ICU, for their tremendous and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hawaiian Humane Society or the Bishop Museum.

FLORENTINO “TONY” ESPIRITU SABADO

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

FLORENTINO TONY ESPIRITU SABADO Age 69, of Honolulu, passed away July 26, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 14, 1945 in Luna, La Union, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Remedios G. Sabado; son, Jason G. Sabado; daughter, Florebelle G. Sabado; sisters, Segundina Villa, Juana (Joseph) Guzman, Sofera (Ricardo) Nuesca, Lorenza (Ted) Tabaniag. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 8/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday, 8/29 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa (712 N. School St.), Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ronald C.K. Chun

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

RONALD C.K. CHUN Age, 77, passed away surrounded by his family on August 14, 2014. He was a electrical engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for over 30 years and a Hawaii National Guard Veteran. He was a dedicated husband and father. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Ruby; sons, David, Robert and Justin; daughters, Michele, Audra and Kellie; grandchildren, Kristen, Melanie, Tyrael, Hadriel and Kevan; great-grandson, Angelino; and brother, Frederick. He attended Iolani, Northwestern Univeristy and UH and was an avid football and sports fan. Funeral at Borthwick: visitation at 10 am Tuesday, 26 August, Mauka Chapel followed by a prayer service and burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

THEODORE “TEDDY” RAGASA

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

THEODORE TEDDY RAGASA 69 years old of Pearl City, passed away at Pali Momi Hospital. A devoted loving father who worked at Hilton Hawaiian Villiage is survived by wife, Marites Bulaoat Ragasa, daughter Rica Marie, sons Darren and Eric, grandchild Rhys and brother Crescencio. On August 29, 2014 visitation at 9am at Our Lady of Good Counsel and mass at 11am, followed by burial at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary at 12:30pm.


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