Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Susie Shizue Hodge

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

98, of Manoa, a retired Fort Ruger Market sales clerk passed away on March 17, 2018. She was raised on Lanai. She is survived by sisters, Sakae Loo and Nastuko Minami; and by brothers, Tokucho Ige and Thomas Nobuyoshi Ige. She was predeceased by her sisters, Kathleen "Kay" Kiyoko Iori, Aiko Abe, Fumiko Hokama, and her brother, Yukio Nakama. Visitation is at 5p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. The service begins at 6 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Kay Salazar-Estocaso

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

KAY SALAZAR- ESTOCASO 63, of Waiahole, died on March 9, 2018 in Kailua. Survived by Life Partner, Dennis Estocado; Son, Jason Verano; Sister, Shelly Freitas (Glenn), 10 grandchildren, numerous Nieces & Nephews. Celebration of life gathering at Kahalu'u Beach Park (Canoe Club Halau) on May 5, 2018 at 11:00 am. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC


Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

ROBERT 79, passed away on February 5, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Robert was born on September 19, 1938 in Honolulu to Koon Kau and Alice Chang. Bob spent his career playing the clarinet and saxophone in the Royal Hawaiian Band and the 111th Army Band and selling produce. Bob is survived by his wife Louella and daughters and their families Cory-Ann, Michael, Alyson and Aiden Wind and Stacey, Tino, Cristian and Gabriella Gonzalez both of Portland, Oregon. Bob is also survived by sister Evelyn Chang and brother Richard Chang both of Kaneohe and predeceased by brother Arthur Chang. Private services were held at the Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Kelly Kaleohano Kalili

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

KELLY "LEO" KALILI, 50, of Nanakuli, died March 30, 2018. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired laborer. Survived by wife, Rochelle; son's, Kyson, Kyton and Kyden; daughters, Kylie (Eddie), Kylyn (Ryan), and K-lynn; grandchildren, Kekoa, Mahina, Fefiloi, Kyitchigo and Xailektra; parents, Hebden and Wendy Kalili; sisters, Candy Kalili and Christy (Alyssia) Kalili. Preceded in death by brother, Kory Kalili. Celebration of Life Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor in Waipio. Visitation 8:30a.m.; Services at 9:30a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Cemetery Association

Shigeo Higa

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Shigeo Higa92, of Waipahu died suddenly and peacefully at home, February 20, 2018. Born in Paia, Maui, April 16, 1925 to parents Chozen and Goze Higa. Worked for Federal Government on Okinawa as an Assistant Fire Chief, retired in Hawaii 1980. He enjoyed gardening, sports, and was a great handyman. Preceded in death by son Mark (Lynne) Higa and his sister, Yoshiko Shimabukuro. He is survived by wife: Yoshiko Higa; Sons: Earl Higa, Lincoln (Phyllis Smith) Higa and Gerald (Lillian) Higa; Grandsons: Scott and Matthew Higa; Step grandchildren: Mikah, Meiki, Leileen and Pia Rojas; Step great-grandsons: Andrew and Ethan Burgos and Johnathan Escasa; Brothers: Shigeru and Takashi (Karen) Higa; Sisters: Kay Nohara, June Aoki, Sadaye Toma, Kiyoko Yamamoto, and Amy (James) Kishaba. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.

Yoshie Fujiwara Okazaki

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Yoshie F. Okazaki, 91, passed away in Honolulu, HI on March 16, 2018. She was born in Kapa'a, Kauai. Yoshie spent close to 25 years working for the Federal Government at Fort Shafter and the Hawaii Army Reserve National Guard where she retired. She enjoyed part of her post- retirement years working part-time at Foster Botanical Gardens. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Donna Kondo (John), grandson Ethan Kondo, and granddaughter Sienna Kondo. Visitation at 3:00 p.m. and Services at 4:00 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Sunday, April 29, 2018. No flowers, please. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Janet Y. Matsunaga

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Age 80 of Honolulu passed away on March 7, 2018. She was born in Honolulu and was an insurance underwriter with First Insurance and most recently a manager at Servco. She is survived by brothers Milton and Ford Matsunaga; sisters Patsy Matsunaga and Joyce Nakamura. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Patrick Adrian Keikilani Ah Choy Taum

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Patrick Adrian Keikilani Ah Choy TaumOf Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on March 23, 2018, he was 69 years old. He is survived by his wife "Marty" Mary Bernadette (Akase) Taum; his 2 daughters; Leah (Allan, Jr.) Cui, and "Mandy" Milissa; his 7 grandchildren; Corey "Pali", Allan III, Pride "Keikilani", Honor "Lono", JC, Adrian, Irene, and David; his 9 great grandchildren; Aaliyah, Chloe, Jayla, Jaezion, Aiden, Aistyn, Zaeden, Serenity, and Lazarus. Patrick was born to Francis and Roselle Taum and was the 6th of 16 siblings; Francis, Thomas, Veronica Nacario, Patricia Aiu, Bernadette (Dave) Wegher, Michael, D'artagnan, Fulton (Myra), Christopher (Gayle), Mary Elizabeth (Ike) Brown, Michele (Mark) Mcguire, Anthony, Renee Kahooilihala, Demetrius, and Richard. He retired as a supervisor with Parks and Recreation after 25 years with the City and County of Honolulu, retired as a District Manager after 28 years with (HNA) Hawaii Newspaper Agency for the Star Bulletin and Advertiser. He also worked at Waialae Drive-In. Services will be held on April 24, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. Burial to be held at a later date.

Tiafau Aaitalaluma Austin Tuitele Faletufuga-Asiata, “Auuright!”

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Tiafau Aaitalaluma Austin Tuitele Faletufuga-Asiata, TIAFAU AAITALALUMA AUSTIN TUITELE FALETUFUGA-ASIATA, AUURIGHT! 65 years old, welcomed on earth on March 9, 1953; welcomed to Heaven on March 26, 2018. Austin was born in Pava'iai, American Samoa. Son of Faletufuga Fuifui Asiata and Foloolela Tuitele Faletufuga. Austin was a devout, committed and faithful member of the Pacific Islander's United Methodist Church, committed to serving God in unison with his fellow members. Austin served as the Lay Leader or "Ta'ita'i" for over 20 years. Austin was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army where he served 20 years, retired, and dedicated 25 years thereafter to Sheraton Princess Ka'iulani Hotel and 15 years to Doubletree Alana Hilton Hotel. Austin is survived by his wife Fuaoloa Manaea Faletufuga, son Austin Jr. Semi Faletufuga (Deirdre) and daughters Molly Marie Logonamanufa'alava Faletufuga-Asiata Lua (Kalani), Josephine Salevalasi Faletufuga Asiata-Tofaeono (Emanuel) and Lupelele Segaula Sisi Faletufuga-Asiata. Austin has now joined his other son Rodney Fa'alolo'iaoolelagi Manaea whose Sun Set in 2004. Austin has 3 grandchildren; Chase Elisaia Faletufuga, Cameron Daniel Faletufuga, Chyanne Fuaoloa Togalei Tofoipupu Faletufuga. Austin has 6 brothers and 4 sisters; Sina Faletufuga Looney (deceased), Gata'e Faletufuga Atia'e, Malua Faletufuga (deceased), Faletufuga Jr. Faletufuga (deceased), Salatielu Faletufuga, Fa'atuiolemotu Fuifui Roberts, Nofoali'i Fuifui, Toetu Fuifui, Filemoni Fuifui, Susanna Fuifui Collins. Services will be on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Pacific Islander's United Methodist Church at 2106 Palolo Ave.; visitation 9:00 am services 10:00 am, burial 2:00 pm at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetary in Kaneohe. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC


Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

BENJAMIN REZADABen died on March 5, 2018 in Honolulu at the age of 90. He was born on July 11, 1927 at Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines. He was married to Juliana Ramos and is survived by 8 children, 19 grandchildren, and 8 great- grandchildren. During his active years, Ben served in Philippine Constabulary from 1947-1964. He graduated in Reserved Commission and Finance Administration in Indianapolis, Indiana USA. He retired as a 2nd Lieutenant due to his disability caused by frostbite Ben became a barangay treasurer at Sabatan Binalonan, Pangasinan. In 1984, he migrated to Hawaii with his wife. He later petitioned and brought all his children to live with them in Hawaii. He became the vice president of Union Espiritista Cristiana de Hawaii. Visitation: from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm; Prayer service from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Makai Chapel in Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. A Memorial Service will be held at 8:30 am on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual Attire.

Roy M. Robinson, USMC (Ret)

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Roy  M. Robinson, USMC (Ret)ROBBIE ROBINSON CWO2 Roy M. Robinson USMC (Ret.), Veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 14 April 2018 at the age of 94. A well known, long time, resident of Kailua, Hawaii, Robbie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 02 August 1923. He married Margaret "Betty" Soder 12 June 1943 and they enjoyed 74 years of marriage. Robbie is survived by his wife Betty, son Ron (Gwynne) of Lanikai, son Don of Seattle; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild, and 1 great, great grandchild. No services are planned at this time.

Odetta Doublet

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Odetta DoubletOdetta "Simmie" "Anne" Doublet, 80, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on April 5, 2018, in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 20,1937, to Violet "Popo"and Wah Hong Young. Preceded in death by her sister, Winifred Young and brother Harris Young. She is survived by sisters Adrienne Gregory and Harriet Torres; daughter Yvette Doublet-Weislak (Dale); grandchildren, Jolie Sky, Logan, and Anya; great grandson, Grayson; son, Charles Doublet; 101-year old uncle, Richard Lau, and hanai daughters Lisa Montoya and Jacinta "Utu" McDermott. A graduate of St. Francis High School, 1956, and Honolulu Business College, 1958. A keypunch operator, she worked for Water and Power in Los Angeles from 1960 to 1970. She returned home to Hawaii and worked for PRI for 23 years, from 1971 to 1993, when she retired. She loved spending time with her grand- children, attending weekly mass at Sts. Peter and Paul, watching sports, and eating out with her family and friends. For the last year, she enjoyed living at Kalakaua Gardens. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Honolulu. Visitation: 8:30am. Mass: 9:30a.m. Family request no flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Maxine Mee San Yee Kim

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Maxine Mee San Yee KimMaxine Mee San Kim of Kaneohe, peacefully passed away on March 31, 2018 in Kaneohe at the age of 97. She was born in Honolulu on October 13, 1920 to Yong Ho Yee and Bok Cho Koo. She resided in Honolulu, Halawa Heights, and on Maui, eventually moving to Kaneohe, Oahu. A perfectionist and hard worker, she was a very particular housekeeper, marvelous cook, exceptional seamstress, meticulous dresser, and had a wicked sense of humor. She loved her family to the max, preferred spending time with them, and especially enjoyed the ono grinds at their potlucks. Predeceased by daughter Lorna AhYat; ex-husband Joseph Kim Sr.; companion Aloha Sato; a brother and 2 sisters. Survived by son, Joseph (Beverly) Kim Jr.; grandchildren, Darneen (Dexter) Sardinha, Deeneen Akeo, Lester (Cherie) Akeo Jr., Carrlyn AhYat, Joely (Bryan) Chung, Sunny (Grayson) Jeremiah, Kathleen (Walter) Marciel, Francis (Lisa) AhYat Jr.; 21 great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, April 25, 2018 at 9 a.m.; Services at 10 a.m.; Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual/ Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Frank Phillip Monk

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Of Honolulu Hawaii.. Born June 2, 1965 to April 13, 2018... Our Beloved Son & Father.. Survived by Daughter Danilla Fransica the light of his life.. Mother Michelle Phillips - Father Phillip Monk (Linda) - Sisters Tricia Foster - Jennifer Nerger - Brother Bruce Pace - Aunty Melody Ball & many Uncle's, Aunt's & Cousins. I know Frank would say his greastest achievement on his Journey here was remembering who he is... Pure Love.. He'll be remembered as an incredible light, who always saw the positive in all situations & continually reminded everyone to be positive. He had an infectious smile & zest for life.. He Surfed & traveled the world.. loved being in Nature & the Ocean was his life.. Surfing was his passion, his meditation & his direct connection to God. A Carpenter by trade with many other creative talents. who loved playing his Guitar wrote beautiful songs & had a beautiful voice to sing them. Frank was loved by so many & will be missed. He left us with his gracious gift.. a legacy of Love. A Hui Hui A paddle out & scattering of ashes with a Celebration of life following will be held Saturday April 28th, 8am at Kaimana Beach & Park


Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

THOMAS TOMIO TOMITA85, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on March 22, 2018. He was born on July 25, 1932. Tom 'Blackie' Tomita is survived by his life companion Florence Teruya and brothers Richard, Kyoji, Fujio and sisters Betty Maruya and Setsuko Yoshida. Tom was the owner of the Chevron Gas Station on School Street for 28 years. Throughout the time he not only got to know many customers but he helped many in distress. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed. Visitation 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Honolulu First Church of the Nazarene, 408 N. Judd Street; Service at 5:00 pm.

Greg Tamaye

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Age 52, of Kailua went to be with Ke Akua while surfing in 6-10 feet surf at Sunset Beach on March 31, 2018. He is a dearly loved husband, father, papa, son, brother, coach, friend, supervisor, and waterman. Greg worked as the Director of Operations and Director of Purchasing at Armstrong Produce. He is survived by wife, Donna Tamaye, daughter Tehani (Sheldan) Tamaye Kalai, sons Tanner and Tate, grand- children Josiah and Chloe, parents Reynold (Jae Hee) Tamaye and Margaret Tamaye, and sister Michel (Charles) Cremeans. A Celebration of Life will be held at Anchor Church on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Visitation at 4:00pm and service at 5:00pm. Aloha attire or best board shorts. No flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Peter Kahananui Pascal, III

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Peter Kahananui Pascal, III50, of Kailua, HI, passed away on March 29, 2018. He was born in Wailuku, Maui and raised in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Jaymi (Kajioka); son, Peter Kahananui Pascal IV; sisters, Ivana (Lanier) Tyler; Josephine (Kaua'i) Hilo. He is greatly loved and missed. Services will be held at the Oahu Cemetery Chapel on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:00pm-6:00pm Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Cemetery Association


Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

JOHN MINORU TSUTSUMIMay 6, 1926 - April 6, 2018, died in Honolulu after a long illness. He retired from GTE - Haw'n Tel as a communications consultant and also was the owner of Fireworks Inc. He is survived by his wife, Mae; sons: Frederick Tsutsumi, Kent Tsutsumi (Vivian), Jon Tsutsumi (Kazuko), Kirk Matsumoto (Jan); Daughters: Joan Apana (Royden), Debbie Kam (Daryl), Daughter-in-law Laura Santana-Matsumoto, and 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Services to be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 5 pm. No Flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC


Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Nephi Hannemann
“The Polynesian Man”
FEBRUARY 6, 1945 – MARCH 31, 2018

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Ala Moana Hotel Garden Lanai, where Nephi performed for many years

Waikiki headliner and show business celebrity Nephi Hannemann, 73, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of March 31 in Los Angeles, where he had relocated to be with his daughter, Noelle, and grandchildren. Hannemann was the brother of former Honolulu mayor and tourism executive Mufi Hannemann.

Nephi, of Samoan, German, and English heritage, was born in American Samoa to Gustav and Faiaso Soliai Hannemann. Of royal lineage, the Hannemann’s maternal grandmother was the daughter of King Misipope Su’apai’a, once the ruler of the largest island in the South Pacific, Savai’i. Their paternal grandmother’s sister was Queen Makeleta, the last Queen Tui Manu’a of Samoa. Their maternal grandfather was Paramount Chief Pinemua Soliai, whose father Muliufi, was a signatory to the deed of cession between the United States and what is today known as American Samoa.

The Hannemann family moved to Hawaii from Guam in 1953. Nephi attended elementary schools in Manoa and Kalihi, Dole Intermediate School, and Farrington High School, graduating in 1962. He was the quarterback of the Governors’ football squad, where he began a lifelong friendship with classmate Ed “Skippa” Diaz. The 6’4″, 230-pound athlete went on to become an all-conference quarterback at Ricks College in Idaho and then transferred to the University of Hawaii to continue playing football until he traded his cleats for a career in show business.

Nephi liked to remind his kid brother, Mufi, that he was the first head of the City and County back in 1970, decades before Mufi became mayor. H e was referring to his band, dubbed Nephi and the City and County, which performed at Dan’s Den on Keeaumoku Street during his nascent years in show business. Nephi and a cousin, Gordon Broad, put together the quintet immediately after he had been offered the gig. But they needed a name. One evening, while the two were driving around town, they saw a city street cleaner at work and decided they’d call themselves City and County.

They were joined by bassist Imaikalani Young, guitarist A.W. Smith, and drummer Lee Gonsalves, all versatile singer-musicians. They immediately amassed a great local following and he joked that once the band started performing at Dan’s Den and later the Jade East, “There hasn’t been one fight in here.” He may have been joking, but it was also a testament to his ability to entertain and captivate an audience with his singing, wit, and sincere desire to perform.

Nephi had the good fortune of performing during the heyday of live entertainment in Waikiki. He recalled one night in 1968, he and a “bunch of his buddies were making a lot of noise” at the Don Ho show at the fabled Duke Kahanamoku’s. Ho challenged the group to sing, and Nephi, true to his nature, accepted the dare.

Don was so impressed he made Nephi a part of his showbiz ohana. Eventually he struck off on his own and that’s how City and County came to be. His debut album, “Nephi, The Polynesian Man,” was a big hit locally. Over the course of his long career, he would entertain at venues like the Imperial Showroom, Naniloa Crown Room, Ala Moana Hotel Garden Lanai, Ilikai Canoe House, the International Market Place, Oceania Floating Restaurant, and Hilton Hawaiian Village. He played Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and DisneyWorld, and even took his troupe to perform in Massachusetts at Harvard University when Mufi matriculated there.

When he opened his first major showroom at the Ilikai’s Canoe House in 1973, Ben Wood stated that Nephi, “The Polynesian Man,” had “overnight developed into one of Waikiki’s brightest stars.” Wayne Harada labeled him “Mr. Excitement.” He brought flair and creativity to his nightclub act. His show at the Ala Moana Garden Lanai, for example, was a contemporary Polynesian and Las Vegas revue at its finest, backed by an all-star cast of musicians, dancers, and back-up singers that ranked with the best. And, of course, Nephi’s voice, patter, dance, and panache made his show a must-see for tourists and locals alike. One was quick to notice and be impressed with the tremendous influence of his parents, family, faith, and heritage on display when he paid homage to them throughout his show. His contemporaries were the marquee names of the 1970s and beyond, who were also some of his closest friends: Dick Jensen, Iva Kinimaka, Sam Kapu, Loyal Garner, Melveen Leed, Jimmy Borges, Teddy Tanaka, and the Society of Seven, to name a few, not to mention the legendary Don Ho.

Nephi loved to sing. His signature tune was a song he arranged, “Samoan MedleyLet Me Hear You Whisper/Siva Siva,” a love song that mother Faiasowho he said was the only music teacher he ever had or neededtaught the family. But he especially enjoyed composing. A family favorite was one he penned with Iva Kinimaka, “Christmas Time Again Aloha,” which he, Iva, and brother Mufi regularly performed at Honolulu City Lights.

The versatile entertainer was a co-producer of the Charo show, produced luau shows at Sea Life Park, and also teamed up with Loyal Garner, Dick Jensen, Iva Kinimaka, and Melveen Leed at one time to perform as “HVB-Hawaii’s Very Best.” He acted in a Disney film, “Castaway Cowboy,” with James Garner and Vera Miles, and was in several episodes of the original “Hawaii 5-O,” “One West Waikiki,” and “McCloud.” He published a business and travel magazine when he resided in Kihei called Maui Quarterly, and enjoyed writing screenplays and other material.

The Hannemann family remembers Nephi as “the Rock,” who provided strength in times of adversity. Says Mufi, “We would look to him for advice and inspiration. He would have been an awesome chief back in the day of warring factions because he was highly intelligent and a strategic thinker.” He skipped a grade in Hawaii when his family moved here because he excelled in the classroom.

He was also known for being very generous and always willing to help family members and friends at a moment’s notice. Sister Nua, who lived with Nephi, wife Kathy, and daughter Noelle, recalls that upon the passing of their mother when she was just a teenager, “He was so caring and loving and tried his best to fill the void of my momma. When I had my own family and kids, we leaned on my big brother a lot.” Noelle said, “My dad absolutely adored me and I always felt it. He was one of a kind, always there for my kids and me, flying out to California as often as he could for weeks on end and we never wanted the time to end. My dad was the best!”

Nephi is survived by his daughter, Noelle, for whom he composed “Baby’s Lullaby,” and his three grandchildren, Samanu, 14, Soliai, 13, and Sinalei, 5, and grandniece Billie, 19.

In addition to brother Muliufi Mufi, he is survived by brother Albert Miller, sisters Lady Va Maughan and Gafanua Nua Memea, and many loving nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters in law. He was predeceased by mother Faiaso and father Gustav, brother Gus Afimutasi, sister Cecelia Titi, and wife Kathleen.

A memorial service will be held at the Santa Monica LDS Stake Center in California on April 30, where Nephi attended church. He will be laid to rest at the Laie Cemetery on May 11, next to father Gustav and Sister Titi.

Le Wah Chack Wong

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

86 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on April 5, 2018. She was born in Canton, China. Le Wah is survived by her husband, Kenneth Wong; 3 children - Douglas Wong, Welton Wong, and Irene Lai; and 5 grandchildren. Le Wah and her husband were store owners of Lee Wing Yuen Co, Ltd. in Chinatown. Memorial Service at Nu'uanu Baptist Church on Saturday, April 28, 2018: Visitation 9:30 a.m. and Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.


Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

HARRIET AUKAI BALAI86, of Makaha, passed away on March 18, 2018 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Harriet is survived by her son Raymond Kalani Balai; daughter Clara Leialoha Yokono; brother Raymond Ho'okano; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary, Downtown Chapel, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe. Aloha/casual attire.

John Lawrence Loncar, Jr.

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

John Lawrence Loncar, Jr.73, of Honolulu died, February 25, in his home surrounded by his family members. He was born in Norman, OK. No Services. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Harvey LeRoy Sherman

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Harvey LeRoy Sherman, 80, of LaGrande Oregon, passed away on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at his residence. A Graveside service will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe, Hawaii, on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Harvey was born on December 29th, 1937, in Tulare, California, to Harvey and Esther (Archer) Sherman. He graduated from Fresno High School and later attended Fresno State College. He was married to Joyce Sternaman for 53 years. Harvey owned and operated City Wide Transportation as well as Sherman Land & Cattle. He enjoyed coin collecting, wood working, hunting, traveling and playing tennis. Harvey is survived by his sons, Jeffery Sherman of LaGrande, and Michael (Cheryl) Sherman of Hawaii; brothers, Patrick Sherman, Lodi, CA., and Michael Sherman of Crestline, CA.; sister Pamela Vann of Perry, GA.; 5 grandchildren; 123 great grandchildren and 8 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce .

Anastacio “Arnie” Laida Palafox

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Anastacio ANASTACIO "ARNIE" LAIDA PALAFOX 103, passed peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at his Aina Haina home with his family at his side. Born April 24, 1914, to Emeterio S. Palafox and Geronima B. Laida in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Arnie came to the US in 1931, and earned diplomas from Washington State University, B.S. and M.S. Agriculture 1940, '41. In 1942-46, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Charleston and USS Somerset, honorably discharged with 3 promotions, a good conduct medal and 3 campaign ribbons. Distinguished as the first professor of Filipino ancestry at the University of Hawaii in 1946, he taught in the College of Agriculture. He married Jesusa Avecilla in 1950 and raised 4 sons and a daughter. In 1970 he received his PhD in Agriculture and Poultry Science from Michigan State University with 70 research manuscripts. In 1984 he retired from the UH with 38 years of service, was then recruited to the University of Guam to develop an Animal Science Department, and retired after 6 years, at age 76. Survived by sons: Brian (Mary), Neal (Momi), Riley (Sally) and Edgar (Lara); grandchildren: Kekai, Kele, Kahoku, Lawakua, Laikukawaa, Lulukaokeawa, Luakalailani, Michelle, Michael, Jasmine, Jason, David, Kevin, Carryn, Lisa, Craig and James; and 7 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by wife, Jesusa; daughters, Faye Marie and June (Norm) Hawley; grandson Garrett and sister Asunscion. Services will be held at Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Visitation: 9:00 am, Mass: 10:00 am; Burial: 1:00 pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

Rose Laumania Hirota

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Rose Laumania Hirota ROSE LAUMANIA HIROTA 95, of Hale`iwa passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on March 14, 2018. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God sustained her through her life. A stalwart member of the pineapple industry, where she was employed by Libby, McNeil and Libby for 30 years. Dole Cannery for 10 years and Dole Fresh Fruit for another 10 years. Being a strong believer in our Almighty God, she exemplified her strong Christian values to her loved ones and friends. She was a devout and life long member of Lili`uokalani Protestant Church. She is survived by her daughters; Gertrude Ann (Florencio) Cabacungan, Lehua (Norman) Yates, C. Kuulei (Reuben) Kaio and son, John (Eileen) Hirota; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Mamoru Hirota and daughter Margaret Hiroko Hirota. Services will be held on April 28, 2018, at Lili`uokalani Protestant Church, 66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Hale`iwa. Visitation: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.; "Celebration of Life" Service: 11:00 a.m.

Louise Kehaulani Kamauoha Renaud

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Louise Kehaulani Kamauoha Renaud 'Mama Boogie' Louise Kehaulani Kamauoha Renaud 'Mama Boogie', 59, of Laie, a retired Certified Nursing Assistant with Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre, Kaneohe since 1989, died at Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jeffrey A; sons Jeffrey K (M Javier Rendorio), Edwin (Moana), Jason (Kapua); daughters Sacha Wilkins (Kaleo), Trisha Leialoha, Alisha (Penney Oguma); brother's Daniel Sanford III (Sheila), Ben Sanford (Aya); sisters Jennie Kamauoha (Rob Homan), Rose Kamauoha (Jerry O'Conner), Raemi Sanford (Randy Kalauli); fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Laie First Ward Chapel. Visitaion 9:00am; Service 11:30am. Luncheon to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Woolsey Mortuary Services, LLC

Toyoko Arakaki

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

95, of Honolulu, passed away on March 28, 2018 in Waipahu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Charles Yukio (Joy) Hokama and George Norio (Deedee) Hokama; daughters, Ruby Nakamura and June Arakaki; and by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Florence Kazuko Gibo. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Henry Eugene Figueroa, Jr.

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Henry Eugene Figueroa, Jr. HENRY EUGENE FIGUEROA, JR. Age 50, of Tucson, Arizona and formerly of Waimanalo passed away in Tucson on April 9, 2018. He was born in Kailua, Oahu and was a Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant with 25 years of service as an Aircraft Armament SYS Craftsman. He is survived by wife Jenny; children Koa, Keli'i and Lilly; parents Moana and Henry; siblings Brenda, Brandon and Cheryl Konohia; grandmother Esther. Visitation 1 p.m., Service 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo. Burial at a later date in Tucson, Arizona. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC


Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

MINNIE KOSASAMinnie Kosasa, Co-Founder of ABC Stores, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2018 at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney. Mrs. Kosasa and husband, Sidney, opened their fi rst drug store in Kaimuki in December 1949. They continued to expand the drug store business and by 1963 had 7 stores. While traveling to Miami for a convention in 1964, they had a vision of Waikiki's future. The fi rst ABC Store was opened on Kalakaua Avenue in May 1964. Today, there are over 70 stores operating in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Guam, and Saipan. Mrs. Kosasa was born in Sacramento, California. She attended Sacramento Junior College, and in 1943 was interned at Tule Lake relocation camp where she married Sidney. The couple met while Sidney was a boarder at Minnie's family home. Mrs. Kosasa and Sidney moved to Hawaii and had four children, Tom, Susan, Gloria and Paul. While running the fi nancial operations of ABC Stores, she raised their children, was involved in various community affairs, and still found the time to partake in many hobbies including quilting, sewing, needlepoint, golfi ng, and driving fast sports cars. She was a past member of the Nuuanu Congregational Church, Hawaii Quilt Guild and the Waialae Country Club. As co-founder of the Kosasa Foundation, Minnie and Sidney Kosasa and Family were recognized as Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter in 2013. Also in 2013, Minnie & Sidney were inducted into the Hawaii Food Industry Association's Hall of Fame and given the Lifetime Achievement Award. In lieu of fl owers, the Kosasa Family requests donations are made to the Minnie K Fund through the Hawaii Community Foundation, (827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813) or a charity of personal choice in memory of Minnie Kosasa. Mrs. Kosasa is survived by four children, fi ve grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Private services were held on April 14, 2018.

Wilfred Seiji Takabayashi

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Wilfred Seiji Takabayashi86, of Waimanalo, an Army veteran and retired Master Sergeant for the Hawaii Army National Guard, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 7, 2018. He was born in Honolulu and graduated from Saint Louis College in 1949. He is survived by his wife, Molly; daughters, Wanda (Barry) Kugiya, Colleen (Craig Ogata) Takabayashi and Carie Takabayashi; son, Wayne (Beverly); sisters, Leatrice Kato and Dorothy Sasada; brothers, Kenneth (Doris) and Roy (Arlyn); and by five grandchildren. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran