Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

PACIENCIA “MAMA PAT” JOSEF NAZARETH

Posted On August 29th, 2015 -

PACIENCIA MAMA PAT JOSEF NAZARETH Age 91, of Mililani, HI, passed away July 26, 2015 in Honolulu. Born May 1, 1924 in Marikina, Philippines. Retired from Department of Education with over 30 years of service. An active participant in The Third Order of The Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John Apostle & Evangelist Rosary Prayer Group. She is survived by sons, Albert (Lourdes) Nazareth, Alfred (Wilhelmina) Nazareth; daughter, Mary Ann (James) Chambers; daughter-in-law, Amelita Nazareth; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 2) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani); mass 10:15 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Schofield Post Cemetery, Wahiawa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

MICHAEL VINCENT FERIDO

Posted On August 28th, 2015 -

MICHAEL VINCENT FERIDO Age 37, of N. Las Vegas, NV, passed away July 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Born December 31, 1977 in Honolulu, HI. A graduate of Leilehua High School, Class of 1995, also a graduate of University of Nevada in Reno, Class of 2002. He is survived by mother, Victorina G. Ferido; sisters, Aurora (Nilo) Morados, Fina (Gerard) Sekerak; brothers, John (Caryn) Ferido, George (Janet) Ferido; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Sept 3) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

NICK E. LUGMAO

Posted On August 28th, 2015 -

$nameNICK E. LUGMAO Age 95, passed away August 4 at his home in Waipahu. Born September 10, 1919 in the Philippines, he came to Hawaii with his family in 1969. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of the East and the National Teachers College, both in the Philippines. Here in Hawaii, Nick was an educator specializing in Math at Makakilo Elementary, Ilima Intermediate and Campbell High. He was also a long time employee of Sears Roebuck. Nick was an industrious man and active in old age including having an income tax preparation business inspired by his fondness for Math. He loved his family and friends. Nick generously gave of his time and resources to others. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Annie, daughter Rosalie Trinidad (Gener), daughter Sonia Aranza (Danny), sons Edmer and Ericson, grandchildren Rozelle, Brandon, Nicky, PJ, Alyssa, AJ, Aaron, Destanae, nephews Rudy (Leonida), Ador (Benifreda), Danny (Ara), nieces Araceli (Mandy), Dita (Renato) many other nephews, nieces, grand- children, relatives in Hawaii and the Philippines. He will reunite in heaven with many loved ones who preceded him. Vigil Service on Friday, September 4th at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Visitation: 5:30pm. Services: 6:30pm. Second Day Service on Saturday, September 5th at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kalihi, Visitation: 9am; Mass: 9:45am; Burial 11am at Valley of the Temples.

Dr. Steven Scott Curry, PhD.

Posted On August 28th, 2015 -

DR. STEVEN SCOTT CURRY, PHD. February 14, 1942 June 6, 2015 Resident of Honolulu. Born in Santa Monica, California to Maurice and Dorothy Curry, he was drawn to the ocean and surfing. That love inspired him to travel in his younger years to the beaches of Mexico and Hawaii before settling into his Professorship at University of Hawaii at Manoa. During his tenure, he enjoyed teaching Literary Criticism, Poetry, Dreams, and Children's Literature while authoring two books; Waxing the Lunar Mountain Apple and Dancing the Waves and other Poems. A war time Veteran of the US Army; he is survived by Donna Curry who cared for him through his wavering health, his daughters Alisa M. Rosillo of Concord, California, Amy E. Nunns of Morrow, Ohio, brother Dennis L. Curry of Paso Robles, CA, and 3 grand- children Leonardo, Maximillian and Abigail. He was predeceased by his sister Maureen Curry. His family will reunite him with his beloved ocean in a private celebration of life.

TOSHIKI “MAURICE” MURANAKA

Posted On August 28th, 2015 -

$nameTOSHIKI MAURICE MURANAKA 98, was honest, strong willed, courageous, a man of his word, who picked himself up by his "bootstraps". Born in Waianae on 3/23/1916, he passed away on 12/15/2014 in Honolulu, the second son of 10 siblings. Toshiki Muranaka is survived by his grandchild Laura Muranaka, and also Alvin/Jenny, and Randy/ Maria. He lost his wife Setsuko in 2013, and third son Garrett at age 11. Memorial was held.

ELFRIEDE “ELFIE” D. LAU

Posted On August 28th, 2015 -

ELFRIEDE ELFIE D. LAU Age 90, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 30, 2015 in Pearl City. Born November 14, 1924 in Breslau, Germany. She is survived by spouse, Thomas Lau; daughters, Doris Thompson, Charmaine Ishikawa, Karin McCorriston; sister, Elly Schulz; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 6:30 p.m. Committal service 11:00 a.m. Thursday (Sept 3) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

CLAYTON BRUCE PUNIHAOLE

Posted On August 28th, 2015 -

CLAYTON BRUCE PUNIHAOLE Clayton B. Punihaole, 67, went home to his Lord on July 25, 2015. He is survived by his wife Pamela P. Punihaole, sons Howard J.I. Giddens (Nui) Destine L.M. Punihaole (Jaqcue) Destry K.S. Punihaole (Carriel) daughters Kanani Hulama (Kimo) Puanani P. Giddens-Cortez (Franklin) 13 grandchildren & his 2 dogs. Services on September 12, 2015 from 10:30-2pm at Kaulupulehu Beach Club Hualalai, Big Island.

NOLSHERWIN “NOLI” TADENA PAGDILAO

Posted On August 27th, 2015 -

NOLSHERWIN NOLI TADENA PAGDILAO Age 60, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 24, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 22, 1955 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was employed with Armstrong Produce and Jemstar Cargo. Member of Confederation of Ilocano Association (Samahang Ilocano 61892). He is survived by wife, Emma Luisa Luis Pagdilao; sons, Jerwin Pagdilao, Jan Michael Luis; daughters, Frances Luis, Karle Mae Pagdilao, Hannielyn Pagdilao; brother, Ray (Estela) Pagdilao; sisters, Flordelina (Erie) Oasay, Mayrose Pagdilao, Annielyn (Glennmil) Biete, Suerte (Mike) Corla; 1 grandson. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (Sept. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Wednesday (Sept. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

PABLO GARCIA

Posted On August 27th, 2015 -

PABLO GARCIA Age 81, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 5, 2015 in Honolulu. Born September 10, 1933 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Tripler Army Medical Center as a cook supervisor. Member of Oahu Pig Hunters Association. He is survived by wife, Dolores M. Garcia; sons, Paul "Bobo" (Florenda) Garcia, Michael (Melissa) Garcia, Nathan (Doere) Garcia, Clifford (Carol) Garcia, Ricky (Leslie) Garcia; daughters, Debora McWilliams, Debra Garcia; brothers, James Garcia, Elmer "Toro" (Jackie) Garcia, Joe (Linda) Martos; sisters, Evangeline (Gary) Sutton, Angie (David) Garcia, Darlene Martos, Phyllis (Bill) Reeves, Priscilla (Larry) Worsham, Genia (Eddie) Sosa; 19 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Sept 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; funeral service 12:30 p.m. Committal service 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ELLEN MURIEL JAMES HOAPILI TODD

Posted On August 26th, 2015 -

$nameELLEN MURIEL JAMES HOAPILI TODD Ellen Muriel James Hoapili Todd entered eternal life on July 27, 2015 in La Mesa, CA. She was met by her husbands William Ulumaheihei Hoapili and Eugene V. Todd and her beloved sons William U. "Bill" and Robert J. "Bob" Hoapili. Her spirit is carried on by her two grandchildren, six great- grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren. She left us on her own terms, in her own bed, with the smile that could light up any room. You don't live to be an active 98 year old without being a fighter and Ellen was one to the very end. She was born on Oahu and raised by her grandmother in Kaimuki, survived Pearl Harbor, and endured personal losses that would shatter most anyone. Her strength came from her devout Catholic faith, an infectious optimism, the ability to win over your heart and her enjoyment of all kinds of foods, especially poi. She excelled in business long before the "women's movement" as the manager of Meridian East and in sales at Liberty House. She treasured, preserved and protected the family's history to inspire our future generations. Hawaiian in spirit, she could speak, translate and loved singing Hawaiian songs and never turned down a chance to perform a hula. Interment will be held Saturday, August 29 at 9am at Hawaiian Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please conduct a random act of kindness or donate to a cause of your choice, in her honor. Or just stop by, say hi and sing her a song.

JESUS MANUEL BALICANA AGACID

Posted On August 26th, 2015 -

JESUS MANUEL BALICANA AGACID Age 78, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 18, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born December 24, 1936 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Jesus was a former deacon at West Oahu Baptist Church. He retired from Fred Lau Landscaping. Predeceased by his brother, Carmelo Balicana Agacid. He is survived by son, Ferdinand Abad (Marina) Agacid; daughters, Gilma Agacid (Rudy) Respicio, Chaly Agacid (Mario) Lapurga, Divina Agacid (Jimmy) Agbayani; brother, Felisicimo (Shirley) Balicana Agacid; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Aug 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

JAMES I. “JIM” BAILEY

Posted On August 26th, 2015 -

$nameJAMES I. JIM BAILEY James I. Bailey, known to everyone as "Jim" passed away in his home in Oceanside California on June 10, 2015. Although he was in Oceanside to be near his daughter and family, his heart and his thoughts always remained in his beloved Hawai'i. Jim was born in Sullivan, IN on August 5, 1924. He grew up in Jackson, MI with his parents and 3 siblings. After graduating from Jackson High he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II in Germany as an infantryman attached to a tank battalion. He was wounded by ordinance from a German tank during the taking of the Remagen Bridge, part of the Allied Invasion of Germany. He returned to the U.S. for his recovery, and after being discharged from the Army, he traveled to Honolulu in 1953 to visit with a life-long friend from his home town. Shortly after arriving he met the love his life, Gwendolyn "Gypsy" Bruns Bailey of Ka'imuki. They were happily married until her death 46 years later. Jim's entire work career was in the restaurant business. He worked for the original Don the Beachcomber, Spencecliff, the Ilikai, and owned the Wiki Burger on Wai'alae Avenue. He finished his career as a successful salesman for the Hobart Corporation, selling restaurant equipment. He was devoted to his customers, and always said that he considered everyone he met a future friend. Jim is survived by his older sister Barbara Boyle of Michigan, son Kenneth G. Bailey of Honolulu, daughter Jaimee A. Pittman of Oceanside CA, granddaughter Erin K. Bailey of Seattle WA, grandson D.J. Pittman of Anaheim CA, and nieces and nephews. There will be services with military honors at Punchbowl on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Please join us afterwards for lunch and to celebrate his life. Donations to Veterans of Foreign Wars in his name are appreciated.

CHARLOTTE “COOKIE” MARIE NACAPUY

Posted On August 26th, 2015 -

$nameCHARLOTTE COOKIE MARIE NACAPUY Age 54, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 3, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born January 5, 1961 in Honolulu, HI. She was a director for children, teens and adult choirs. Previously employed at First Insurance Co., Travelers Insurance Co., and was currently employed by HEMIC Insurance Company. She is survived by husband, Russell A. Nacapuy; son, Jorell L. Nacapuy; daughter, Joray K. Nacapuy; brothers, Stanley (Kay) Bicoy, Rannier (Vicki) Bicoy, Reuben (Libby) Bicoy; sisters, Madonna Dizon, Elizabeth Nuuanu, Nicholette Kellum, Yolanda (Mike) Eslinger; 1 grandson, Liam Soares. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio); eulogy 6:30 p.m., mass 7:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

CHEAPE, CAROL AULT

Posted On August 26th, 2015 -

$nameCHEAPE, CAROL AULT Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis, 411 RR 620 South in Lakeway (aloha wear is welcome), for Carol Ault Cheape, who died at her residence Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the age of 81. Carol Ault was born on Christmas Day, 1933, to Freeman Wilbur Ault and Julia Gwin Ault. At the age of eleven, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, and was educated in the public schools of that city, graduating from Lane High School in 1951. She attended Mary Washington College and the University of Virginia from which she earned a B.S. degree in 1955. She then began a long and productive career in education. In 1953 she married her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Douglas Cheape, in Charlottesville. In 1958 she moved to Hawaii, where her husband had accepted a position with C & H Sugar. During his long career there they lived on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii. While they raised a family she continued her education, earning a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Hawaii in 1983. She continued her career, serving as nurse's aide, testing at-risk students for the Hawaii Department of Education, and Special Education teacher. "Retirement" held no meaning for her: she continued to work for several years as a volunteer in several capacities. In the almost fifty years that she and Douglas lived in Hawaii they welcomed families and friends from the mainland for extended visits, and always with a smile, a hug, and a lei. She was active in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wahiawa and in her children's school activities. In 2006, now retired, she and her husband moved to Austin Texas, where she once again began a new life. She volunteered at St. David's South Austin Medical Center and Lakeway Regional Medical Center, and was a member of a Red Hatters Club and a local book club. Their "hospital days" were special to them: they never missed an opportunity to help visitors. She was always full of life and love, and will be remembered by all as a constant source of good humor and unflagging optimism. Carol was unfailingly loyal to the University of Virginia, her friends and her husband, and gloried in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She was beloved by her family, her children and grandchildren, and admired and respected by all who knew her. She is mourned by her husband of 62 years, P. Douglas Cheape; three children: Michael Cheape (Sharon) and their children Lauren Matsumoto and Matthew Cheape; Paul Cheape (Emi) and their children Jesse Cheape, Brandon Cheape, and Kaylyn Cheape; and Allison Cheape Parks (Randy) and their children Christina Parks and Eric Parks; and their dog Taco, whom they rescued in Hawaii and brought with them to enjoy their retirement in Texas. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to North Shore Chamber of Commerce, 66-434 B Kamehameha Hwy. Suite B, Haliewa, HI 96712. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 411 RR 620 South, Lakeway, TX 78734 - (512) 263-1511.

MARY BILLIAMOSA SASAKI

Posted On August 26th, 2015 -

MARY BILLIAMOSA SASAKI Age 91, of Honolulu, HI, passed away August 2, 2015 in Honolulu. Born December 10, 1923 in Pahala, HI. Mary was retired from the United States Publications & Printing Service Office-Pearl Harbor. She was a member of the Aikane & Golden Club bowling clubs. She is survived by husband, Henry Sasaki; son, Sanford Sasaki; daughters, Geri F. Stephens, Denise (Dennis) Torres; sisters, Eleanor Toledo, Shirley (William) Ligsay; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m.

MURIEL LIU RAMOS

Posted On August 26th, 2015 -

MURIEL LIU RAMOS Age 87, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 15, 2015 in Mililani. Born October 30, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. Muriel was a retired office manager for Better Brands. She is survived by sons, Antonio (Julienne) Ramos, Jr., Thomas (Ursula) Ramos, Saul (Sandra) Ramos; daughters, Donna (Richard) Moon, Patricia (Carl) Yasuda, Antoniette (Rodney) Ikemoto; brother, Nelson Liu; brother-in-law, John Ditucci; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 4 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); memorial service 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

REGINALD “REGGIE” TENGAN

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

REGINALD REGGIE TENGAN Age 82, of Kapolei, HI, passed away July 10, 2015 in Kapolei. Born December 4, 1932 in Kalaheo, Kauai, HI. Reginald was an internal review auditor for 42 years in Okinawa and Camp Zama, Japan. He is survived by spouse, Mitsuko "Micky" Tengan; son, Terence T. (Satomi) Tengan; ; daughter, Sandra Yumi Tengan; sisters, Clara K. Tengan, Grace Nakamatsu. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Aug 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

CLARENCE KIYOSHI KANAE

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

CLARENCE KIYOSHI KANAE Age 83, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 4, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born October 2, 1931 in Honolulu, HI. Clarence was retired from Wasa Electrical. He is survived by sons, Clarence Kanae, Jr., Cullen Kanae, Corbett (Luella) Kanoa, Clement Kanae; daughters, Corine Hanna, Carla Kanae, Cathleen (Keoki) Medeiros, Chaundra Kanae, Candace (Clarence) Souza; brothers, Herman Kanae, Paul (Rose) Kanae; sister, Winona (Richard) Lim; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Aug 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

RICHARD CABANILLA

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

RICHARD CABANILLA 71, of Kaneohe, died in Kaiser Permanente Center Moanalua. He is survived by wife Lucille, sons Eric, Gary and grandson Hylen. Also survived by brothers Raoul Canario, Jr., Kevin Canario, Gregg Mendiola, sisters Kennydene Piena, Lei Ing, family and friends. Richard was born October 30, 1943 in Kahuku. He graduated from Castle High School. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force. Richard then joined the Honolulu Fire Department and served from 1969-1994, as a firefighter, engineer, and retired as a Fire Captain at Kailua Fire Station Ladder 18. Richard spent many joyous years as a soccer coach for his son and grandson and many other keikis with Kaneohe AYSO. Visitation: Saturday, August 29, 9:30 a.m., St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe followed by services at 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

VALENTINE JAMES LOPEZ

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

VALENTINE JAMES LOPEZ Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 20, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born May 21, 1924 in Fairmont City, Illinois. A U.S Navy veteran serving in WWII. He is survived by sons, Dwight (Sharon) Lopez, Everett Ching; daughters, Gwendolyn (Larry) Elder, Deborah Grant, Valerie Lopez; brother, Gregory Lopez; sister, Victoria Arambula; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday (Aug 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. No flowers please.

GABRIEL “SONNY” ROGERS SILVA

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

$nameGABRIEL SONNY ROGERS SILVA Age 84, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 31, 2015 in Honolulu. Born November 23, 1930 in Ewa, HI. Gabriel retired from Oahu Sugar Company, Waipahu. Preceded in death by wife, Merle Leilani Cummings Silva. He is survived by children, Debra A. (Fred Torricer) Delos Santos, Tyrone J. (Linda) Silva, Donna M. (Bill) Silva-Torres, Glenn P. (Donna) Silva; sister, Margie Cryar; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren; 3 step-great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Monday (Aug 31) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

INEZ KAIPONOHEA AKI

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-08-25 10.43.49Inez Kaiponohea Aki, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Handi- Van driver and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard cafeteria cook, passed away on Aug 6. She is survived by brother Francis "Keli'i" and sisters Emmaline K. "Emi" Kaailau, Juliet K. "Judy" Tankersley, Violet "Ululani" Lung and Mary A. "Babes" Huihui. Although she had no children of her own, she was godmother and favorite aunt to many who affectionately called her "Auntie I". Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Burial at 12:45. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

GEORGE “GUS” GARCIA

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-08-25 11.44.03GEORGE, GUS, GARCIA 83, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Safety Officer and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Plano, Tx. He is survived by wife Mary, daughters, Loretta Jardine, Denise Delenia, son Jacob, brother Peter, sister Elizabeth Fraticelli, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Private services, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Catholic Charities of Hawaii.

LAWRENCE K.K. MUN

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

$nameLAWRENCE K.K. MUN Age 83 of Pearl City passed away on July 18, 2015 at Pali Momi Hospital. Retired after 38 years in Civil Service and 40 years with the Hawaii National Guard as a Master Sergeant. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Karen Young Mun, sons Carlson (Venancia), Everett, daughters Jewel (Gerald) Toyama and Lovelyn (Ken) Voorhees; grandchildren Chelsea (Kalani) Shiraishi, Kristen, and Matthew Mun, Brandee,Troy, and Lacee Toyama, and Asia Voorhees and great grandchildren Kysen and Kairi Shiraishi. He is also survived by his siblings, Bertha Chu, Kenneth Mun, Jeanette Young, Eleanor Yuen, and Milton (Ruth) Mun. Preceded in death by brother Melvin Mun. Celebration of Life to be held Sunday, Aug. 30 at United Church of Christ, Judd Street, Honolulu. Visitation at 3pm, service to follow at 4:15. Burial on Monday, Aug. 31 Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, 10am. Casual/Aloha attire.

ANITA LILILEHUA STONE DENNING “MAMA NITA”

Posted On August 23rd, 2015 -

$nameANITA LILILEHUA STONE DENNING MAMA NITA Anita Lililehua Stone Denning "Mama Nita" died peacefully with her family by her side on August 11, 2015 in Kailua, O'ahu. She is survived by brother Earl Kalani Simerson; her nine children, Daughters: Harriet Buen (Ernest Sr.) of Hali'imaile, Maui; Lydia Kaeka (Dennis) of Nanakuli; Lovena Hanada (Ronald Sr.) of Mililani; Concetta Fialkowski (Terry) of Waiahole Valley; Sons: Charles Armstrong Sr. (Connie), of Pearl City; Earl Armstrong (Lorraine), of Nanakuli; Kavin Denning (Genevieve) of Kailua; Deemer Denning (Atsuko) of Honolulu; Yale Alama (Barbara) of Honolulu. She is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 46 great- grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Visitation 5:00 pm, Monday (August 24) services at 6:00 pm, Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, 1330 Mauna Kea Street. She will be laid to rest at 11:00 am the next day, Tuesday (August 25) at Hawai'i Veterans Cemetary.

NORMAN “MAC” MCLAFFERTY

Posted On August 23rd, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-08-24 11.24.28NORMAN MAC MCLAFFERTY Norman "Mac" McLafferty, of Ewa Beach, passed away on August 7, 2015 at the age of 95. Born in St. Louis, he married his hapa-haole sweetheart and lived in Hawaii for over sixty-five years. He was married to Havana (Johnson) McLafferty for 71 years and was a father to their ten children. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. They were stationed in Hawaii, lived abroad and in the mainland. He was a family man, active in the Catholic Church, an avid golfer, lucky at the slots, and gave to many charitable organizations. He was an artist, loved to sing, and once sang with the Metropolitan Opera in St. Louis. At the age of 90 he landed a speaking part in Peter Berg's movie "Battleship" and an earlier part in the 1965 film, "In Harms Way." Preceded in death by his wife Havana Leinani (2014) his three sons, Michael, Dennis and Brian; and seven brothers, and one sister. He is survived by his three sons, Pat (Mary), Tim (Marge), and Dan (Sue); and four daughters, Norvana "Cissy" (Junior Tejada), Cindy (Smith Cobb-Adams), Maureen "Pua", and Kathy (Larry Ice); 14 grand- children and 8 great-grand- children; and one brother, Paul McLafferty. Memorial services on September 8, 2015 at Valley of the Temples Chapel, Kane'ohe. Visitation at 10:30 a.m. Burial and military honors to follow.

Melba Willa Kawelo Chock

Posted On August 23rd, 2015 -

MELBA WILLA KAWELO CHOCK Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away August 10, 2015 in Honolulu. Born April 4, 1925 in Lihue, Kauai. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Auwaiolimu Ward. She is survived by sons, Harold (Carole) Chock, Jr., Alfred (Cora) Chock of NV, Paul (Zenaida) Giesseman of CA, George (Martha) Chock of NV; daughter, Sandra (Kanak) Simbahon; brother, Allan (Lisa) Oleole; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grand- children; 15 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 8/26 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Celebration of Life 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday 8/27 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Auwaiolimu Ward. 1931 Lusitana St. Celebration of Life 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

HOWARD OSAMU TANAKA

Posted On August 23rd, 2015 -

$nameHOWARD OSAMU TANAKA August 10, 2015 Howard Osamu Tanaka, of Kailua, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on August 10 at the age of 82. He was a Coast Guard veteran and a retired Hawaii Job Corps welding instructor. He is survived by his wife Katherine "Kay"; son Mark (Teri-Ann); daughter Lynn Vasconcellos (Allan); his four grandchildren Mathew and Kati Vasconcellos, Lee and Kyle Tanaka; brother James (Jane) and sister Midori Miyata of Japan. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday, September 3, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

MALCOLM KEALOHA AHLO SR.

Posted On August 23rd, 2015 -

$nameIn Memoriam MALCOLM KEALOHA AHLO SR Malcolm Kealoha Ahlo Sr. June 20,1942 - August 20, 2014 We thought of you today, but that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part. God has you in His arms, We have you in our hearts. We love you, pops! Celebration of his life will be held on August 29, 2015 with a light lunch in Ka'a'awa at 51-390 A Kamehameha Hwy from 11am-2pm.

RICHARD H. “BONA” BONER

Posted On August 23rd, 2015 -

RICHARD H. BONA BONER Age 84, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 11, 2015 in Wahiawa. Born September 20, 1930 in Watertown, Ewa, HI. Previously worked for Hawaiian Tel/ Verizon. A Korean War Army veteran. He is survived by 5 children; 3 sisters; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandson. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Aug. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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