Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

JUDI LEILANI ANN SPENCER

Posted On May 21st, 2014 -

5-21 JUDI SPENCERJUDI LEILANI ANN SPENCER Judi Leilani Ann Spencer passed away on May 14, 2014 at Pali Momi Hospital. She was born on Kauai and retired from Aloha Airlines after 32 years of service. She is survived by her husband, Fred Kamealoha Spencer, Oahu; daughter, Lani (Al) Aranio, Kauai; sons: Sol Van Gieson, Philadelphia; Sam (Wendee) Van Gieson and Kalei Van Gieson, Kauai; step-son, Bobby (Tracy) Spencer, Oahu; sisters: Mary-Alice (Rupert) Rowe and Elizabeth “Bea” Ebinger, Kauai; brothers: Joe (Chisai) Polan, Kauai; Andy (Tani) Polan, California and Tuffy (Lorna) Poe, Kauai; sister-in-laws: Carilynne “Pua” Cosma, Big Island and Ida “Nani” Olivera, Texas; brother- in-laws: Norman Spencer and Johnny Spencer, Big Island and Aunt Aggie Alcover, Oahu; fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Please join her Ohana for a Celebration of her Life on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Bernice Pauahi Memorial Chapel – Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus, visitation 9am and services to follow at 10am. Donations can be made in her remembrance to the American Cancer Society.

DAVID HAI SOON KIM

Posted On May 21st, 2014 -

5-21 DAVID HAI SOON KIM SGI LogoDAVID HAI SOON KIM March 22, 1929 – April 5, 2014 David, 85, died peacefully in Henderson, NV on April 5, 2014. Born in Lanai City, HI, he served his country honorably, married and selflessly raised a grateful family. He craved dialog about the meaning of life and pushed us all to excel beyond what we believed we could accomplish. We miss him everyday but are content that his suffering has ended. He is survived by Wife: Nancy, Brothers: Peter, Herman, Charlie, Kenneth and Robert. Children: Joseph, Kathy and Michael. Grandchildren: Demone, David, Michelle, Michael, Kammi, Lauren, and Ashley. Great-GrandChildren: Genesis. Burial Ceremony and rendering of military funeral honors at National Cemetary of the Pacific at Punchbowl at 3 PM, May 21, 2014. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

JEANNE ELLEN DOBBS

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

5-20 JEANNE ELLEN DOBBS -IN MEMORIAMJEANNE ELLEN DOBBS March 6, 1949 – May 20, 2013 My dear wife, a year has passed since you left us. I / we love and miss you so much. You will forever be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Until we meet again, Love Ya Babe. Husband, Marc, family & friends.

REGINO ARAOS ESPIRITU

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

REGINO ARAOS ESPIRITU Age 77, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 12, 2014 in Honolulu. Born September 7, 1936 in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Zenaida P. Espiritu; son, Edgar P. Espiritu; daughter, Chris P. Espiritu; brothers, Teddy (Profita) Espiritu, Atty Antonio A. (Rachel) Espiritu; sisters, Jovita E. Castro, Carmen A. Espiritu-Igawa; numerous nieces and nephews. Private services were held.

ENRICO CASTILLO ARCE

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

ENRICO CASTILLO ARCE Age 88, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 22, 2014 in Aiea. Born December 26, 1925 in Lallo, Cagayan, Philippines. Retired from the Federal Government, Lualualei Westlock Naval Magazine, and Vitro Block and Bracer. He is survived by sons, Norman Arce, Daniel Arce; daughters, Bernadette Mores (Mike Takeuchi), Leona (Michael) Arce Costa; brother, Manuel (Rosemarie) Arce of CA; sister, Fe Arce Viole of Quezon City, Philippines; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (May 24) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Flowers Welcome.

Stephen Randall Dinion

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

STEPHEN RANDALL DINION 46, of Honolulu, died May 13, 2014. Steve was a musician, teacher, activist, and community organizer. Born in Washington, DC., Steve studied Music Performance and Russian Studies at Oberlin College and Conservatory and earned a Masters in Music at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. Steve moved to Honolulu in 1992 and began his professional career as a percussionist for the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (formerly Honolulu Symphony Orchestra). Since 1992, he continued as percussionist and timpanist in the Orchestra and also performed in many percussion and chamber ensembles. In addition to being a gifted performer, he worked selflessly to enhance the work life of his fellow musicians and also taught percussion in his private studio, Niu Valley Middle School and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. As a dedicated activist and organizer, Steve worked with many organizations, including Pride at Work, Hawai’i Peace and Justice, Hawai’i People’s Fund, American Federation of Musicians Local 677, Unite! HERE Local 5, and the AFL-CIO. He was a strong advocate for civil union and marriage equality in Hawaii. He is survived by partner, Stewart Kubota; mother, Bernice Dinion; sister, Laure (David) Hadder; brother Michael (Eva) Dinion; brother Robert Dinion; nieces Nicole Dinion and Kelly Hadder; nephew Marcos Dinion. Celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, in Studio 909, located at 909 Kapiolani Blvd. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Donations in Steve’s memory may be made to Pride at Work, Hawaii Peace & Justice, Hawaii People’s Fund, and/or Live Music Awareness.

HELEN CHING ZANE

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

5-20 HELEN CHING ZANEHELEN CHING ZANE 92 of Honolulu, passed away April 16, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Ed Alan Zane, Jeffery Zane; daughter, Dorianne Zane; six grandchildren; brother, Edmund Ching; Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday May 22, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire.

GERTRUDE NICOLAS SALES

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

5-18 GERTRUDE SALESGERTRUDE NICOLAS SALES Age 97, of Waialua, HI, passed away April 13, 2014 in Waialua. Born November 14, 1916 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Predeceased by her husband Fausto Acoba Sales, and children, Florentino Sales, Felicidad Ignacio & Eleanor Nichols. She is survived by sons, Honorato “Onor” (Rose) Sales, William “Scalo” (Deborah) Sales; daughters, Elizabeth “Betty” (Les) Sales Robinson, Helen Albiar, Shirley McElreath, Marilyn “Mel” Sales, Norma Sales; 31 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 39 great- great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (May 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

BEULAH MAY ARAKAKI

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

5-18 BEULAH MAY ARAKAKIBEULAH MAY ARAKAKI Age 77, of Aiea, HI, passed away May 3, 2014 in Ewa, HI. Born March 7, 1937 in Honolulu, HI. Beulah was a graduate of Kamehameha Schools-Class of 1955. She was retired from Sky Chef and a Deaconess at Ka Makua Mau Loa Church. She is survived by sons, Daniel (Shunya Kuulei) Arakaki, Dr. Henry (Christina Hansen) Arakaki, Jr. of CA, Randall (Darla) Arakaki; daughter, Beth Ann “Ui” Arakaki; grandchildren, Courtney, Aleena, Brittney, Henry III, Daniel Jr., Hi’ilei. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (May 22) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flower Welcome.

Dr. James D. Parrish

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

5-18 DR. JAMES D. PARRISH -NEW PHOTODR. JAMES D. PARRISH 78 – fishery biologist, jazz enthusiast, world traveler, and family man – passed away May 8th 2014 in Kailua, Hawaii. “Jim” was born December 18, 1935 in Bennettsville, South Carolina to educators William Salter and Lillian Bruce Parrish. He graduated first in his class in 1956 from the University of S.C. where he obtained a degree in mechanical engineering and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi. He was a first lieutenant and aircraft maintenance officer in the US Air Force (1956-1959). While stationed in Okinawa, Japan, he discovered scuba diving and a lifelong interest in the ocean. Upon completion of military service, he worked for General Electric’s Gas Turbine Division throughout the Americas (1959-1967). During this time he met and married his wife Margaret Cantwell and started a family. From 1967-1972, he attended the University of Rhode Island in Kingston and earned his PhD in Biological Oceanography. The family then moved to Puerto Rico where Jim worked at the Nuclear Center in Mayaguez (1972-1975) as an environmental researcher evaluating the potential impact of power station construction and operation on marine ecology. He participated in a number of projects including working in the underwater laboratory “La Chalupa” as an aquanaut. In 1975 he joined Massachusetts Cooperative Fishery Research Unit in Amherst as the Assistant Leader and then moved to Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit at the University of Hawaii, Manoa where he served as leader from 1977 to 2006. He conducted scientific research to support management of streams, estuaries, coral reefs and marine slope communities in the Hawaiian Archipelago including the remote northwestern Islands, and other locations in the Pacific. Collaborating with State, Federal, and University researchers these projects produced quantitative studies on the diet of marine fishes that has enabled the marine science field to construct food webs and improve the understanding of energy flow in marine ecosystems. He taught the Fisheries Science course in the university’s Department of Zoology, published peer reviewed papers, served on advisory groups, and mentored a number of graduate students in the field of marine research. In addition to his contributions to Marine Science, Jim Parrish was an avid patron of the arts with interests in the theater, opera, and jazz. He routinely volunteered his time to support the arts and regularly attended multiple events throughout Honolulu, often in a single evening. Throughout his life, he relentlessly pursued his passions while practicing a conservation-minded philosophy with good humor: commuting by bike and bus, eliminating waste, and working for a sustainable future. Following his adventurous spirit, the work he enjoyed, and a love of waterfalls and the ocean he led his family on working vacations to many remote parts of the globe. His strength of character, keen wit, integrity, and generosity have left an indelible impression on those who knew him. He was a devoted husband, supportive father, and doting grandfather. He was preceded in death by both his parents and brother, Bruce Parrish, and is survived by his wife and soul-mate of fifty-three years, Mig, his sons, Frank and Sean, and three grandchildren, Antonia, Scott and Conrad. The family will celebrate his life privately and scatter his ashes at sea. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to www.AlzheimersResearchFoundation.com.

ALICE HARUKO NAKANDAKARI MARIANI

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

5-18 ALICE MARIANI newALICE HARUKO NAKANDAKARI MARIANI August 4, 1929- April 24, 2014 There are those who live, and there are those who share their lives with others. Alice Mariani touched the lives of many and shared her love unconditionally with her family and with the many charities she supported over the years. She was born in Honolulu, the daughter of Koji Nakandakari and Uto Hokama, both of Japan. She was, indeed, special. She reared four children, putting them all through private school, at a time when money was always tight. Orphaned at 17, she took care of her two younger brothers, through thick and thin. And she always made sure all of her children had a place to turn, when they needed one most. She loved her husband beyond measure, and they rarely missed a meal together. But for those closest to her, it is the little things that will be missed and treasured. She enjoyed working the slot machines in Vegas. She loved orchids, especially sweet- smelling honohono; and she made the absolute best nishime, with plenty of perfectly tied konbu, and carrots cut just so. She made trips to the bookmobile and to the library to instill the love of books, reading and learning in her children; and she wore her navy blue cotton shirt with clusters of cherries on it, for years, even after an unexpected encounter with Clorox left a white speck on it. She urged us all to “squeeze the buffalo” so when hard financial times came, all would be well. And softly, secretly, she told each and every one of her four children that each was her favorite child and we all felt that way. On April 24, 2014, after a two-year fight with pancreatic cancer, she joined her eldest son, Jonathan Mariani, in a place that must be heaven because she is there. She left behind her legacy of love. And we will do our very best, to carry her goodness in our hearts each and every day. We are: John L. Mariani, her loving husband of a week shy of 64 years; her son Timothy Mariani; her daughters, Joan (Doug) Gomes and Jeanne (Richard) Mariani-Belding; her grandchildren, Angela (Hazel) Mariani, Namaka Kuroda, Kelley (Jerry) Martin, Kenney (Stephanie) Gomes, Kerrey Gomes, Kristie (Jay) Espiritu; Jake Belding and Ikaika (Monica) Belding; and her great-grandchildren, Dax and Zan Martin, Khloe Gomes and Diego Espiritu. Private Services will be held, with burial to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha, Granny you will be forever in our hearts.

DR. GORDON CHARLES NAKIPI ONTAI

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

5-18-DR.-GORDON-CHARLES-NAKIPI-ONTAI_15-18-DR.-GORDON-CHARLES-NAKIPI-ONTAI_25-18-DR.-GORDON-CHARLES-NAKIPI-ONTAI_3DR. GORDON CHARLES NAKIPI ONTAI After a hard-fought battle against prostate cancer, Dr. Gordon Ontai, 79, passed away on April 21, 2014. Dr. Ontai was born on October 14, 1934 in Honolulu to Helen and Charles Ontai. Dr. Ontai dedicated his life to serving others through medicine. He served as a Lieutenant with the US Navy and worked at Kaiser Permanente as an obstetrician/gynecologist, before going into private practice. For more than 50 years, Dr. Ontai took care of his patients, delivering hundreds of babies for many three-generation families. He loved what he did and felt it was a privilege to share in one of the happiest days of his patients’ lives — the birth of their children. Dr. Ontai also gave back to the community, by donating his services for many years to Waimanalo Health Center, St. Francis Healthcare System and St. Anthony’s Mary Jane Center — a home for pregnant teens. He also set up an office in Waianae to serve patients on West Oahu, and is a past award recipient of the University of Hawaii Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Teaching Program. He finally retired in December 2013. Dr. Ontai is survived by his brother Allan (Patricia) Ontai and his children: Sidney (Stacey) Ontai; Lisa (Peter Stone) Ontai; Laurie (Terry) LaGrange; Eddie (Cindy) Ontai; and his stepson Laurence (Holly) Iwamoto. He also has 11 grandchildren, whom he loved dearly: Laurelin, Amy and Christopher Ontai; Jarret and Janelle Stone; Gavin and Christian LaGrange; and Daniel, Marlee, Raymee and Andrew Ontai. “Thank you dad for your love and dedication to helping others. We will miss you, especially during the holidays and the UH Football games, but know you are in a better place surrounded by angels and joined by your late wife Betty Lou.” Visitation from 4 – 5 pm on May 23, at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Services at 5 pm, followed by dinner. Inurnment on May 27, 9:30 am, at Punchbowl, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Francis Hospice. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com

DENIS “JIGGIE” GOO

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

5-18 DENIS GOODENIS JIGGIE GOO 75 of Kailua, Hawaii died May 3, 2014 at the Castle Medical Center. Born September 29, 1938 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a retired PBX Repair Supervisor from Hawaiian Telephone Company. Survived by: wife: Barbara; sons: Paul (Sandra) and Bradley (Thuy); daughters: Debbi (Hoku) Keolanui and Lisa (David) Parker; 11 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren; sisters: Leota Jean (Albert, Jr.) Hussey, and Helena “Honsey” Chong; Brother- in-law: Donald Nahale; nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kailua. A eulogy will begin at 10:30 a.m. Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Private Inurnment. Casual Attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

PATRICIA LOUISE CLOWE

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

PATRICIA LOUISE CLOWE Age 76, of Kailua, HI, beloved wife, mother, friend and avid singer with the Sweet Adelines group, passed away March 19th 2014 at 7:48 pm at Castle Hospital. She is survived by husband Charles “Ed”, sons, Charlie, Kevin, Mike and Steve, many family members and an abundance of friends, all of whom are welcome to the celebration at Kailua beach behind Kalapawai on May 23rd at 11am.

JANE S. HAMAMOTO

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

JANE S. HAMAMOTO Age 88, of Mililani, HI, passed away April 21, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born November 3, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. Retired cafeteria worker at Lelehua High School. She is survived by spouse, Robert I. Hamamoto; sons, Dale H. (Diane) Hamamoto, Robin S. Hamamoto; brothers, Teddy S. Matsui, Frederick (Elizabeth) Matsui; sister, Lillian Y. (Edward) Kim; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (May 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Friday (May 23) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

FRANCIS J.E. “SAMMY” SILVA

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

5-18 FRANCIS SILVAFRANCIS J.E. SAMMY SILVA Age 34, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 15, 2014 in Honolulu. Born April 20, 1979 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Siai Silva; mother, Sofia Matalena Silva; biological mother, Elizabeth (Toloai) Lealaimatafao; brothers, Tau (Noel) Silva, Edwin (Robyn) Silva, David (Lilly) Silva, Francis (Marie) Silva, Jerry (Naomi) Silva, Andrew (Nicole) Silva, Tino (Kapua) Moe, Pesi (Nyree) Silva, Joseph Silva, Bradley Padilla, Oscar (Maria) Silva; sisters, Suzanna (Faaifo) Passi, Maggie (Mosula) Purcell, Easter Silva, Sofia Silva, Ane Lealaimatafao. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (May 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual/ Aloha Attire.

RONALD MUN GUY WUN

Posted On May 17th, 2014 -

In Loving Memory of RONALD MUN GUY WUN Ronald Mun Guy Wun, 72, beloved father, grandpa, brother and friend, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2014. Ronald was born and raised in Honolulu, graduated from Maryknoll in 1960, UH in 1964, then retired from the Army Reserves & IRS. He fully enjoyed retired life traveling & spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Caren Lee Fukushima (Jeffrey), sisters, Patricia Ling (Alan) and Jean Mar, brother, Randall Wun & three grandchildren, Mika, Tyler and Corey. He will always be remembered for his patient, dependable and honest demeanor. His caring and generous spirit will truly be missed! Private services were held at Punchbowl National Cemetery.

RONALD MUN GUY WUN

Posted On May 17th, 2014 -

In Loving Memory of RONALD MUN GUY WUN Ronald Mun Guy Wun, 72, beloved father, grandpa, brother and friend, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2014. Ronald was born and raised in Honolulu, graduated from Maryknoll in 1960, UH in 1964, then retired from the Army Reserves & IRS. He fully enjoyed retired life traveling & spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Caren Lee Fukushima (Jeffrey), sisters, Patricia Ling (Alan) and Jean Mar, brother, Randall Wun & three grandchildren, Mika, Tyler and Corey. He will always be remembered for his patient, dependable and honest demeanor. His caring and generous spirit will truly be missed! Private services were held at Punchbowl National Cemetery.

EDUARDA PAAS ANCOG

Posted On May 16th, 2014 -

EDUARDA PAAS ANCOG Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 16, 2014 in Aiea. Born October 13, 1926 in Waipahu, HI. She is survived by sons, Anthony “Tony” (Kathleen) Ancog, Paul (Sharon) Ancog; daughters, Frances “Girlie” (Jerry) Galon, Mary San Nicolas; brothers, Pedro (Evelyn) Paas, Teddy Paas; sisters, Sister Mary Carmen Paas, Andrea (Larry) Ozaki, Leanora Paas; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 20) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FLORIDA NABUA GANADEN

Posted On May 16th, 2014 -

FLORIDA NABUA GANADEN Age 90, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 11, 2014 in Pearl City. Born December 5, 1923 in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Eduardo (Clarita) Nabua, Cornelio (Erlinda) Nabua; daughter; Carmen Francisco; 16 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (May 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 11:15 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

WILLIAM “KAPA’ KEAMOHULI

Posted On May 16th, 2014 -

WILLIAM KAPA’ KEAMOHULI Age 75, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 16, 2014 in Aiea. Born February 27, 1939 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from the Teamsters Local 996. He is survived by sister, Raynette Makepa; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CAROLE and CLIFTON W. SONG, SR.

Posted On May 15th, 2014 -

5-15 CAROLE & CLIFTON SONG, SR -In Memoriam new cropped.IN MEMORIAM CAROLE and CLIFTON W. SONG, SR. CLIFTON W. SONG, SR. died 28 April 2008 at his residence in Waipio. He was born in Honolulu. He was survived by his wife of 60 years, Carole, brothers Leonard Song of Kaneohe and Roger (Maxine) Song of Washington, sisters Sharon Paik of California and Alva Song of Waipahu. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired Honolulu Police Department Detective, having previously served in the department as a “solo bike” officer and motor patrolman (in the Waianae district). He described himself as “jack-of-all-trades, master of none” and dabbled in electricity, plumbing, welding, auto mechanics, agriculture, husbandry, beading, creating Hawaiian implements, cooking, fishing, and carpentry. He crafted several keepsake pieces for his children and grandchildren. His happiest moments were spent out on the ocean fishing or cooking for friends and family. CAROLE A. SONG died 16 April 2014 on Maui. She was born in Paia. She is survived by brothers Henry (Pearl) Ahn of California and Hung Soo Ahn of Honolulu; sister Kay Wha Lee of Hilo; and sister-in-law Clara Ahn of California. She was a retired school teacher. She delighted in having served in the Leeward area as an educator for elementary, intermediate, high school, and adult education, and special education students for many years. She enjoyed sewing, helping to clothe her children while they were young, and creating gifts for friends and relatives during her senior years. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were special joys to her. Clif and Carole are survived by sons Clifton Song, Jr. of Maui, Carlton Song of Waianae, and Clifton (Lokelani) Song, III of Maui; daughters Caren Song of Hilo, Petra Cho of Honolulu, and Lynette (Jim) Patterson of Hilo; sixteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Private scattering of ashes will be done offshore at Pokai Bay, on the Waianae Coast, where they spent most of their lives with beloved friends and family. A celebration of their lives will follow at Maili Beach Park on Saturday, 17 May 2014 around 6:30 p.m.

GEOFFREY C. GASMEN

Posted On May 15th, 2014 -

GEOFFREY C. GASMEN Age 43, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 13, 2014 in Aiea. Born July 14, 1970 in Honolulu, HI. Geoffrey was a 1988 graduate of Waipahu High School. He was employed at the Waikiki Marriott Beach Hotel. He is survived by mother, Marcita Gasmen; sister, Jeannette Gasmen. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (May 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 20) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

HIROSHI KOMORI

Posted On May 14th, 2014 -

HIROSHI KOMORI Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 12, 2014 in Aiea. Born December 28, 1926 in Wahiawa, HI. Retired supervisory general engineer for the U.S. Navy Submarine Base at Pearl Harbor. He is survived by daughers, Faye Kobashigawa of CA, Susan (Guy) Crowell; brother, Sam Komori; sisters, Mildred Akimoto, Edna Kondo, Ethel (Yoshio) Nakagawa; 4 grand- children. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Sunday (May 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:30 a.m. Aloha Attire.

PATSY MASAYO NAKAMURA

Posted On May 14th, 2014 -

PATSY MASAYO NAKAMURA Age 77, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 18, 2014 in Waipahu. Born May 23, 1936 in Haiku, Maui. She retired as a sales clerk from Arakawa’s. She is survived by husband, Harry T. Nakamura; daughters, Cathy Oguma, Cindy (Jon) Yamamoto, Carrie Nakamura; grandson, Guy Oguma; brother, Kenneth Kusaka; sisters, Ethel Miyaguchi, Betty Matsumoto of CA. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (May 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

BERNICE TOMOMI NAKATANI

Posted On May 14th, 2014 -

BERNICE TOMOMI NAKATANI Age 92, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 6, 2014 in Waipahu. Born June 18, 1921 in Honolulu. She was a member of the Pearl City Hongwanji and the Waipahu Konkokyo. She is survived by daughter, Joan (Michael) Sasaki; sons, James J. (Sharon) Nakatani, Don S. (Malva) Nakatani, Guy Y. Nakatani, Dale T. (Lynn) Nakatani of WA; 7 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Private Services held.

LUZ “LUCY” EGAN ABANES

Posted On May 14th, 2014 -

5-14 LUZ ABANESLUZ LUCY EGAN ABANES Age 72, of Mililani, HI, passed away April 9, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born November 13, 1941 in Makati, Philippines. After earning her Bachelor’s in education and additional special education certifications, she taught all over Oahu, including Leilehua High, and Wahiawa and Wheeler Elementary Schools. She covered all subjects for adults and children, but pre-schoolers were her favorite. She loved singing, dancing, and traveling. Luz passed peacefully in Ewa Beach on April 9, 2014, surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fortunato Capistrano Egan and Celestina Barcelona Santos; sister Adelaida Egan Ortiz; and brothers Luisito, Bienvenido, and Ramon Santos Egan. She is survived by husband of 46 years, Patrocinio “Pat” Agpaoa Abanes; daughter, Angelica Egan Abanes-De Mello (Nicholas Charles De Mello); son, Alvin Egan Abanes (Michelle Yee); grandchildren, Aliyah and Cameron; sister, Natividad Egan Ramboyong; brothers, Ricardo and Romeo Santo Egan; many relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 5:30 p.m. Monday (May 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 20) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, Mililani); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. For additional information, please visit www.abanes.net.

James Halelani Williams

Posted On May 14th, 2014 -

5-14 JAMES HALELANI WILLIAMSJAMES HALELANI WILLIAMS Age 74 of Pine Grove, CA passed away May 5, 2014. Born June 13, 1939 in Honolulu. Attended St. Louis High School and BYU-Laie. Retired co-owner of R&W Rubber Bumpers in Florence, AL and married Pat Beam (deceased). Survived by his wife, Patricia; father, James; mother, Mary (deceased); daughter, Tracy Ashley (Tommy); Grandsons, Tyler and Zachary; sisters, Mary Ann Medeiros and Barbara Metzker; nephews, Eric (Tanya) and Ryan (Arlene) Metzker. Private burial.

MITSUKO YAMAMOTO

Posted On May 13th, 2014 -

MITSUKO YAMAMOTO Age 95, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away April 1, 2014 in Waipahu. Born June 16, 1918 in Mountain View, HI. Mitsuko was the co-proprietor of Haleiwa Service Station. She was a member/treasurer of the Waialua Hongwanji; member of the Haleiwa Shingon Mission. She is survived by son, Calvin K. (Kathy) Yamamoto; daughters, Florence (Samuel) Inouye, Janet (Gary) Fujimoto, Gilberta (Arlen) Sugita, Aileen (Kenneth) Ching, Alycia Ibarra, Darlene (Vernon) Nishimura; 17 grand- children; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (May 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

TOMMY TAMOTSU MIURA

Posted On May 13th, 2014 -

TOMMY TAMOTSU MIURA Age 91, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 26, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 8, 1923 in Waipahu, HI. Retired electrician for the Federal Government, also a veteran for the United States Army 442nd Infantry. He is survived by daughters, Mary Ann (Larry) Yonamine, Dori Ann Saito; grandson, Ryan Yonamine. Private services were held.


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