Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

SOLOMON “NICE MAN” KAAILAU ESPINDA

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

SOLOMON NICE MAN KAAILAU ESPINDA Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away April 8, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 18, 1930 in Honolulu. He survived by sons, Alvin K. (Marylouisa) Espinda, Solomon K. (Cheryle) Espinda; daughters, Solonette “Nani” Espinda, Leilani E. (Michael) McFarland, Bernadine P. (Kenneth) Morimoto; brothers, Joseph Espinda, Samuel Espinda; sister, Wilhemina Palanco; 25 grand- children; 41 Great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 5/2 Kawaiha’o Church, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HELENA TEIXEIRA GONSALVES

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

4-28-Gonsalves,-Helena-b&wHELENA TEIXEIRA GONSALVES Age 96, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 1, 2014 in Pearl City. Born December 13, 1917 in Honolulu, HI. She was a ballroom dancer, a water aerobics instructor and a volunteer at Islands Nursing Home in Pawaa. She is survived by sons, Daniel Dean Gonsalves of OR, Michael L. Gonsalves; daughter, Shirley Ann Folston of CA; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grand children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ANITA HUFF

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

ANITA HUFF Anita Huff, of Lihue, Kauai, age 70, passed away on March 30, 2014 in Lakewood Colorado. Anita was born June 25, 1943 in Kingston, New York. Anita was previously the Branch Manager of Meadow Gold Diaries, Kauai, then becoming the Distribution Manage for Gerry Baby Products, worldwide. She is survived by her sister, Janet Hagan (Amiel); brother, Albert Dusey Jr. (Judy); sons, Kevin Huff (Patti), Keith Huff (Shauna); daughter, Pamela Santistevan (Laurence); Grandchildren, Ronni Victorino (Weston), Lorenzo Santistevan, Cameron Santistevan, Oriana Huff, Ashley Huff, Kayla Huff, Manu and Caleb Pacanas, and Melissa Gladman, Great Grandchildren, Weston and Bronson Victorino, Talia Greenleaf, Eli Santistevan and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and her cats, Turbo and Sally. A memorial service will be held at Saint Raphael Church in Koloa on May 3, 2014. Visitation 10am – 10:45am, service to follow. A reception will follow the service at the church Hall

MACK YOSHIO TOYAMA

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

MACK YOSHIO TOYAMA Age 80, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 4, 2014 in Aiea. Born June 25, 1933 in Honolulu, HI. He retired from Holsum Oroweat Bakery, Aiea. He is survived by wife, Mildred Morioka Toyama; son, Mark Toyama; daughters, Charlene Orikasa, Sharon Amorin; sister, Jane Higa; 1 grandchild; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (May 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

NOBORU “NOBU” TANIGUCHI

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

NOBORU NOBU TANIGUCHI Age 93, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 25, 2014 in Waipahu. Born October 5, 1920 in Koloa, Kauai, HI. Retired Del Monte mechanic. He is survived by wife, Hanako Taniguchi; sons, Blaine N. (Iris) Taniguchi, Calvin M. (Julie) Taniguchi; daughters, Terri-Lynn E. (Blane) Kojima, Linda N. (Reese) Omizo; brothers, David Taniguchi, Paul Taniguchi; sisters, Mildred Puni, Edith Hamada; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Private services to be held.

BENJAMINA “MINA” GATEB MELCHOR

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

BENJAMINA MINA GATEB MELCHOR Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 31, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 10, 1929 in Nagtablaan, St. Lucia, Philippines. A retired cashier/ hostess with Kazama Enterprises, aka Kabuki Restaurants. Also a talented & passionate community seamstress. She is survived by sons, Jose Melchor, Jr. of OR, Al (Janet) Melchor, Ben Melchor, Claro (Robin) Melchor, Noel Melchor; daughter, Pearl Melchor of TX; 12 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren; brother, Romeo Gateb of CA; sisters, Leonarda Gateb Lorenzana of Philippines, Laurentina Gateb Daluyen of Philippines, Edelma Bernales Gateb of Philippines, Evangeline Gateb Foster of WA. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (May 1) at St Elizabeth Catholic Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ELIJAH KEALOHA MERSBURGH

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

ELIJAH KEALOHA MERSBURGH Age 13, of Aiea, HI, passed away April 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 19, 2001 in Honolulu, HI. Elijah lived everyday of his life to the fullest with a huge smile on his face. Elijah loved everyone he met and everyone he met loved him in return. He is survived by parents, Isaac (Laura) Mersburgh; brothers, Isaac “Bubba” Mersburgh, Isaiah “Chico” Mersburgh; grandparents, Stanley (Sharlene) Mersburgh of Aiea, Terri Tada of Sacramento, California, Carl (Sylvia) Oliver of Kalaheo, Kauai; aunties & uncles, Mahealani Miles of Kapaa, Kawika Oliver of Koloa, Kaleki & Billy Rodrigues of Kalaheo, Stanley & Arlette of Pearl City; cousins, Stanley & Adrienne Mersburgh, Austin Dwight, Kawai Markham, Kamaka Baricuatro, Shanise Mersburgh, Leeyana Rodrigues, & Kapua Markham. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (May 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Flowers Welcome.

Walter Joseph Mensching

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

4-27-624103-Walter-Mensching-with-flagWALTER JOSEPH MENSCHING Walter Joseph Mensching passed away on March 19th, 2014 at age 85. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a devoted father and husband. He graduated from Miami University and was a member of Sigma Chi. Walter worked overseas for Standard-Vacuum Oil Company before moving to Hawaii in 1961. In Hawaii Walter was an insurance broker for Manulife and then Crown Life Insurance Company. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Hawaii Estate Planning Council, started the Brooklyn Club of Hawaii and he left a legacy of saving lives by donating almost 200 pints of blood to the Hawaii Blood Bank. Walter is survived by wife Kiyoko “Maki” Mensching, children James, Walter, Robert and Linda Mensching and two grandsons Kyle and Jason Mensching. The celebration of Walter’s life will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Kailua on May 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Sean Michael Claffey

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

SEAN MICHAEL CLAFFEY April 3, 2014 Sean Michael Claffey, age 34 years, of New Milford, New Jersey, an accountant at New York City University died in New Milford. He attended St. Louis School, Rutgers University, and graduated from Thomas Edison State College. Sean is survived by wife, Sylvia (Nibot) Claffey; father, James (Jane) Claffey; mother, Jeannette (Rich) Tompkins; sisters, Heather Claffey and Shevaun (Jason) Cazeault; 4 nephews and 1 niece. Private services.

ANITA HUFF

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

ANITA HUFF Anita Huff, of Lihue, Kauai, age 70, passed away on March 30, 2014 in Lakewood Colorado. Anita was born June 25, 1943 in Kingston, New York. Anita was previously the Branch Manager of Meadow Gold Diaries, Kauai, then becoming the Distribution Manage for Gerry Baby Products, worldwide. She is survived by her sister, Janet Hagan (Amiel); brother, Albert Dusey Jr. (Judy); sons, Kevin Huff (Patti), Keith Huff (Shauna); daughter, Pamela Santistevan (Laurence); Grandchildren, Ronni Victorino (Weston), Lorenzo Santistevan, Cameron Santistevan, Oriana Huff, Ashley Huff, Kayla Huff, Manu and Caleb Pacanas, and Melissa Gladman, Great Grandchildren, Weston and Bronson Victorino, Talia Greenleaf, Eli Santistevan and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and her cats, Turbo and Sally. A memorial service will be held at Saint Raphael Church in Koloa on May 3, 2014. Visitation 10am – 10:45am, service to follow. A reception will follow the service at the church Hall

JANET “JAY” KEALA LEN TAI BARICAR

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

4-27-JANET-BARICAR-0000623171-01-(4)JANET “JAY” KEALA LEN TAI BARICAR 63, of Kapolei, Hawai’i, passed away on March 29, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, devoted friends, and faithful pets after a valiant five-month battle with cancer. Her final viewing was held on Friday, April 4, 2014, as she was adorned by beautiful tropical floral arrangements; she was cremated that following Monday. Jay was born on February 20, 1951 at Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu and raised in Kalihi Valley. The daughter of a Master Sergeant in the Army, she also spent her childhood years in Alaska, Colorado, and New Jersey. After returning to Honolulu, Jay graduated from Farrington High School in 1969. She received her B.A. from St. Leo University in Virginia in 1983, and later graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 1995 with her M.S. in Social Work. Jay worked for the U.S. Army for a total of over 36 years in various positions, primarily as a Social Worker at the Army Community Service office, and later as an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist. In her later years, Jay was very active in the Ulana Loko Maika’i lauhala weaving club, as well as in the ‘Ewa Orchid Club. She also had a passion for making ‘ukulele, lei, and numerous crafts for her family and friends, and enjoyed traveling and shopping all over the world. Jay is survived by her husband of 44 years Leo, daughter Lee (Micah) Nakadomari, son Jesse, mother Janet Gaison, sisters Jill (Wayne) Gaison-Ganiko and Jana (Wayne) Gaison-Terukina, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved dogs, ‘I’ole, Keiki Koa, Honey Girl, and Yukiko. She is preceded in death by her father, William Kamahalo Gaison and her youngest sister, Jodi Gaison. Memorial and tribute services will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary, Mauka Chapel (Mililani Memorial Park Road, Waipahu 96782). Optional dress attire: semi-formal or business casual. Color scheme: black, gray, white, and/or Jay’s favorite color, red. Flowers are welcomed and can be delivered to Mililani Mortuary on Saturday, May 3, 2014, between 2:00p.m. and 4:00p.m.

Flora “Tootsie” Kaniho

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

4-27-623461--FLORA-KANIHOFLORA “TOOTSIE” KANIHO Age 65, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii passed away on April 14, 2014 at Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu and was a Kapiolani Medical Center medical billing clerk. She was predeceased by father Gilbert Medeiros Sr and sister Alberta Narciso. Tootsie is survived by aikane Willie Kaaiai; son Richard (Marylyn) Angelo; daughter Ursula (Frank) Lessary; mother Katherine Medeiros; brother Gilbert Medeiros Jr.; grand- children Brenden, Ricky-Boy, Zachary, Jordyn and Kolsen. Visitation 5pm on Friday (May 2) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Chapel of the Flowers, service 6:30 p.m., cremation to follow. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Jack L. Oberholzer

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

4-27-623496-Jack-Oberholzer-with-flagJACK L. OBERHOLZER Jack L. Oberholzer passed away peacefully on April 14 at his home in Manoa under the care of St Francis Hospice. He was born on February 18, 1927 in San Francisco and spent his childhood in Honolulu, Huguenot, N. Y. and Germany. He returned to Honolulu when he was 10 years old after a 3 month trip on a freighter and the Malolo to Honolulu. He graduated from Punahou School in 1945 and was immediately drafted into the Navy and served on the USS Baltimore. After his service he attended UH and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno. He met his future wife, Barbara, at a picnic at Nanakuli Beach, and they were married in 1950. Jack was recalled for service in the Korean War on the USS Fletcher. After 33 years at Hawaiian Electric, he and Barbara spent their retirement years traveling and enjoying their family and friends. Jack was a true friend. An intelligent, free thinker and always challenged you to be a better person. He loved travel, music, exploring religions and imparting his wisdom on anyone who would listen. He live

d each day with purpose and brought laughter and joy to everyone he met. He will be deeply missed and forever loved. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Lani Twomey, Kanani Oberholzer and Karl Oberholzer; grandchildren, Piper Boswell, Ryan Dyson, Chrissie Gorman, Whitney Moody and Kevin Twomey; great-grandchildren, Seth & Kainoa Watford, Kaden & Ryder Moody, Kallie & Rory Boswell, Hapa Dyson and family in Germany and Switzerland. A private memorial service was held on April 22, 2014 at the Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery. Donations can be made in Jack’s name to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, St. Francis Hospice Hawaii, Punahou School or your favorite charity.

REED C.K. OLASO

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

4-27-623593--REED-OLASOREED C.K. OLASO 54, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Reed, born and raised in Honolulu, graduated from Punahou School and Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He was an all star athlete who played football, basketball and baseball. In 1988 Reed married his best friend, Suzanne Marie Crane, and they lived in Kailua the past 18 years. He worked at Le Jardin Academy as a Coach and Athletic Director. His joy was in working with the students and trying to make a positive difference in their lives. He strived to instill his philosophy of achieving, improving and reaching a higher level everyday and to understand the importance of W.I.N. : What’s Important Now. Reed lived a wonderful life full of love and laughter surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife Suzanne and their two daughters, Nikki (Ikaika Sugimoto) and Kea-Marie along with granddaughter Ona. Also survived by his other children Eric Kiha (Shannon), Alexa and 8 grandchildren, along with his Mother Moana Olaso, sisters Luana Gibson, Tani Olaso Rodrigues (Gary) and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held at Punahou schools Thurston Chapel on May 24th. Visitation at 3pm and service to follow at 4pm. Casual attire, no flowers please.

REID KIJIRO NISHIZUKA

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

4-27-REID-KIJIRO-NISHIZUKA-in-memoriamREID KIJIRO NISHIZUKA Jan. 29, 1983 – April 27, 2013 Dear Reidy Boy, You came into our lives, left footprints on our hearts, and we’ll never, ever be the same. Losing you has left a huge void in our hearts. Love you and miss you more than ever! Mom

CHIYOKO MIYABARA

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

4-27-CHIYOKO-MIYABARACHIYOKO MIYABARA Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Friend. Chiyoko was born on April 29, 1920 in Olaa, Hawaii to Ichiro & Toshi Shiwahashi Kasai. She died peacefully at home on April 15, 2014 surrounded by love and family both near and far. Daughter Lori and son Colin, were at her side throughout her senior years, and gave her a beautiful loving, and peaceful departure. Chiyoko graduated from the Kuakini Nursing School as a Registered Nurse in 1945, and practiced at Kuakini Hospital before she assumed the Industrial Nurse position for Longshoremen with Castle and Cooke. She then continued her career as Dole Cannery’s Head Nurse. Later, she assisted husband Sunao Miyabara, her Hilo High School sweetheart, who, in 1972 was appointed the Honorary Royal Thai Consul-General of Honolulu. Chiyoko led a long and exciting life. She and Sunao traveled the world together for more than 60 years visiting more than 30 countries, often on behalf of the World Fellowship of Buddhists. While studying at Kuakini, she witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, and later, shared sobering memories of visiting her dad, Ichiro Kasai, who had been interned in Honouliuli before being sent to New Mexico. During World War II, Chiyo & Sunao developed a deep personal relationship with British Army Officer Colin Enriquez, Colin’s namesake. It was through that lens that Chiyo chose hope and peace for the world. She often sang along to the WWII anthemWhite Cliffs of Dover. There’ll be bluebirds over The white cliffs of Dover Tomorrow Just you wait and see There’ll be love and laughter And peace ever after Tomorrow When the world is free. After 64 years of marriage, beloved husband Sunao passed away in 2010. Chiyoko is survived by daughter Lori Kimi Treschuk and son Colin Takumi Miyabara, son-in law Ed Treschuk, daughter-in-law Susan Miyabara, grandchildren Sasha Treschuk Fernandes, Yuri Miyabara-Treschuk, Kenji Treschuk and wife, Lehua Fukumoto, Erica Miyabara, Marcus Miyabara, great grandson Gabriel Fernandes, and many more in her loving Ohana. Our family gives special thanks to the loving service of Saane Takinima, mom’s live-in caregiver, and her family. Saane’s loving care for the past 4 years helped Mom truly enjoy her senior years. Services celebrating Chiyoko’s life will be on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 – her 94th birthdayat the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin on Pali Hwy. Visitation at 5:45pm. Services at 6:30pm. Aloha attire.

COLONEL JAMES R. ASHFORD

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

COLONEL JAMES R. ASHFORD 90, died peacefully at home in Independence, OR on April 9, 2014. He was born in Honolulu on July 13, 1923 to Huron and Lillian Ashford. He graduated from Punahou in 1941. During World War II, Jim served as a fighter pilot and later was a member of the Hawaii Air National Guard where he retired as Commander of the 154th Fighter Group. For full obituary, photos and memories, please visit Jim’s memorial website at FarnstromMortuary.com

Michelle Kwan Hung Mock Lindberg

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

MICHELLE KWAN HUNG MOCK LINDBERG Michelle Kwan Hung Mock Lindberg passed away in Oakland, California on March 12, 2014 of gastric cancer at the age of 68. Michelle was born on May 10, 1945 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, the second of three children of Albert and Dorothy Mock. Michelle was raised and educated in Honolulu, and in the summer of 1967 moved to San Francisco after graduating from the University of Hawaii with a BBA in Accounting. She worked as an accountant/ bookkeeper for the Hawaii Pineapple Growers Association and later for the Wells Fargo Bank. She married Jon Lindberg in 1972 and they moved to Oakland and the Montclair district. They had two children Eric and Maile who became her life as she raised them. When Maile had her three children, Kolu, Melia, and Charles, they became the focus of her life. She is survived by her brother Marshall (Phyllis), sister Melissa (Hal), husband Jon, son Eric, daughter Maile (Mark), and grandchildren Mark III, Melia, and Charles. A memorial reception was held on March 23, 2014 at the Greek Orthodox Church. The family requests any donations be given to the American Cancer Society.

ELLEN K. SATO

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

ELLEN K. SATO Age 79, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 25, 2014 in Aiea. Born April 1, 1934 in Hokkaido, Japan. She is survived by son, Michael Sato; daughters, Junie Sato, Lillian Sato, Debra (Alvin) Harada; brother, Tatsumi (Ritsuko) Ando of Japan. Private services were held.

JEAN JUNKO HIGA

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

JEAN JUNKO HIGA Age 75, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 23, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born April 23, 1938 in Waipahu, HI. Jean was formerly employed by Disco Mart. She is survived by sons, Ryne (Shari) Higa, Daryl Higa; daughter, Sheri Higa; brother, David (Emma) Shimaoka; sister, Helene (Victor) Tanimoto; 3 grandchildren. Private services were held.

MAC PATARAY

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

MAC PATARAY Age 73, of Aiea, HI, passed away March 25, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 3, 1940 in Lanai City, Lanai. Retired cable maintenance supervisor from Hawaiian Tel Co. Member of St. Elizabeth Church Aiea 5 pm Choir. He is survived by wife, Cynthia “Cindy” Sarajina Pataray; sons, Gerard (Janine) Pataray, Marc (Jodie) Pataray, Todd (Tanya) Pataray, Daniel (Marissa) Sarajina, Darren (Roselle) Sarajina, Dean (Teresa) Sarajina; daughter, Danette Sarajina; 11 grand- children; 1 great-grandson; brother, Benjamin Pataray; sisters, Caridad (Sotero) Ragasa, Lenora Ramos, Juanita Ballungay. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 30) at St Elizabeth Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

STEVEN “PETER” SHIGERU ITOKAZU

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

STEVEN PETER SHIGERU ITOKAZU Age 87, of Honolulu, passed away April 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 27, 1926 in Hana, Maui. Retired Welder with Dole Cannery. He is survived by wife, Jane F. Itokazu; daughter, Stephanie Itokazu; brothers, Raymond Itokazu, Shinsuke Tengan. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 4/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Flowers Welcome. Casual/ Aloha Attire.

Denis Taeko Sato Izuka

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

4-25  623639 Denis IzukaDENIS TAEKO SATO IZUKA Age 85, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse at Chock-Pang Clinic, went peacefully on April 5, 2014 at the Hale Malamalama Care Home. Born in Lahaina October 20, 1928, she is survived by husband Henry T. Izuka, daughter Judi Izuka (Ron) Campbell, sons Scot (Christy) Izuka, PhD, and Roger Izuka, sisters Gayle Zukeran and Jean Shoji, grandchildren Brandon Izuka and Tori Campbell (Matthias) Sigmund, and many beloved nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Denis was a hard worker, a nurturing care-giver and natural teacher. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and entertaining generations of kids. Our family would like to especially thank the nurses and staff and Hale Malamalama Care Home in Kuliouou and the nurses and staff of Island Hospice who loved and cared for Mom for the past two years. We will be forever grateful for all that they have done to make her happy and comfortable. Memorial services (private) to be held at Hosoi Mortuary, Sunday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m.

PAUL F. VILORIA

Posted On April 24th, 2014 -

PAUL F. VILORIA Oct 10, 1937 – Feb 12, 2014 of Waipahu He is survived by children, Glenn (Debbie), Shane, Alene (Roy) mother, Remedios, brothers, John (Miki), Eddie (Tessie), Ernesto (Jean), sisters Connie, Mary. 6 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren. A “Memory Gathering” celebrating Paul’s life will be held on April 27, 2014 this Sunday at “Old School Caf�” Patsy Mink Park Waipio 11am-2pm, Service 11:30am, lunch to follow, casual attire.

PAUL K.H. WONG

Posted On April 24th, 2014 -

4-24 PAUL K.H. WONGPAUL K.H. WONG Paul K.H. Wong, 98, passed away on April 6, 2014 in Honolulu, Hi. He was born on September 21, 1915 in Wailuku, Maui. Paul graduated from St. Louis College in 1933 & worked as a stevedore, carpenter, real estate agent (Kometani Reality) & was also the co-owner of GKW Electronics in Lahaina, Maui. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing, traveling & spending time with his family. In 1942, Paul married Laura Pang, now deceased. He is survived by Sr. Pauline Therese, Arnold, Kathleen, Harrison Wong & predeceased by Lorna (Herb) Leong. He has four grandchildren, Justin (Genevieve) Leong, Krystal (Kevin) Lau, Nara & Nicah Wong and two great grand- children, Bailey & Finley Leong. Paul is also survived by brothers, Anthony, James & Kenneth. Deceased siblings include brothers, Daniel, Harry, Robert, Arthur and sisters Edith Luke, Eleanor Suzuki and Etta Wong. A memorial service will be held on April 28, 2014 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Hwy in Honolulu. Visitation 9:30-10:45 am, Mass at 11 am. Burial will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe at 1 pm.

ESMELINDA “MELY” “MELING” LUCAS RABANAL

Posted On April 24th, 2014 -

ESMELINDA MELY MELING LUCAS RABANAL Age 76, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 31, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born May 25, 1937 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Esmelinda was retired from the Dole Pineapple Company. She was a member of Maranatha Christian Church. She is survived by sons, Jofrey L. (Lilibeth) Rabanal, Albert L. (Jenna) Rabanal, Franklin Borromeo, Jr.; daughter, Lynette R. Borromeo; sister, Flordelina Pollard; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

JEFF THOMAS

Posted On April 24th, 2014 -

4-24 JEFF THOMAS IN MEMORIAM B&WJEFF THOMAS (May 11, 1953-April 25, 2013) We mourn your untimely death in Seoul, S. Korea one year ago today and shall never forget you. New York born and bred, avid Yankee fan, Army Vet with the 25th Infantry, longtime kama`aina, UH Manoa Master’s Degree grad, father, husband, and 25 year + psychiatric social worker, you touched the lives of many. We were honored to be your friend. You were a legend at Kaiser both on-call, ER, and urgent care where you saved many lives by your interventions. You always brought a smile and hope to patients and staff, usually in the middle of the night, as you walked through that ambulance entrance and into their lives. Rest easy, friend. We miss you terribly. A hui hou, Aloha O`e Randy & Johnny

Robert S. Hines

Posted On April 23rd, 2014 -

4-23 ROBERT S. HINESRETIRED DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII MANOA Robert S. Hines former Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at U of H at Manoa passed away on Thursday April 10, 2014 at home under the care of Island Hospice. He retired from the University in 1994 as Professor Emeritus in Music. Professor Hines was the son of the late Harry R. Hines and Gertrude Paine Hines of Kingston, NY. He was predeceased by his loving wife of fifty six years, Germaine in May of 2006. He is survived by a niece on his side of the family and nieces and nephews on his late wife’s side of the family. He developed a love of music in High School that continued throughout his life. He learned to play the sax, piano and clarinet and organized several bands in school and in the navy during World War II. Atter being dIscharged from the Navy Sea Bees in 1946, he auditioned and was accepted to The Julliard School. Following graduation in 1952, he accepted a position as Director of Choral Activities for the General Motors Corporation in Detroit. At the same time, he went back to school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and attained a Masters in Music. Professor Hines had a long and illustrious career as an educator, composer, choral arranger and author: Between 1957 and 1972, he was employed as Professor of Music and Choral Activities at Southern Illinois University, Wichita State University and the University of Miami. In the Fall of 1972, he began a long and satisfying career at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His career at the University spanned 22 years. He held positions as Professor of Music, Chairman of the Music Department; Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences; Acting Dean and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. By his own admission Professor Hines was first and foremost an educator. He loved being in the classroom and teaching. He recognized that to succeed in the field of choral music, it was absolutely necessary to be there when students rehearsed and performed. He is remembered fondly by many of his former students. His contributions to the world of music have been remarkable and will continue through his published works. He published six books as well as articles for both “The Choral Journal” and the Symposium. He also published two major arrangements for chorus and orchestra plus over 250 shorter works for choral ensembles. Pretty amazing. Professor Hines maintained memberships in numerous Professional Associations. He also served on several Board of Directors that funded the arts. The most recent being the “Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, Inc.” As an Orvis Board member, his responsibility was to recommend organizations in the State of Hawaii for funding. Benficaries include but are not limited to: the U of H, HOT: Public Radio and the Honolulu Museum of Art. He was also a philanthropist who personally donated generously to the church of the Holy Cross in Kingston, NY, Julliard, HOT, St. Augustine by the Sea and many other local and national organizations. A celebration of life service will be held at Orvis Auditorium at University of Hawaii on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. Consistent with Professor Hines’s wishes: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the followiing: Mae Z Orvis Opera Studio of HOT- Robert Hines; St. Augustine by the Sea – In Memory of Robert and Germaine Hines and Island Hospice. Aloha Uncle this has been difficult to write you were well loved by all you touched. – Your loving niece, Judith

Russell A. Fraser

Posted On April 23rd, 2014 -

4-23 RUSSELL A. FRASERRUSSELL A. FRASER Russell A. Fraser, of Honolulu, passed away March 10, 2014 at Queens Hospital. Navy veteran. Dartmouth A.B., 1947; Harvard PhD., 1950. A true man of letters (author/editor of 20 books), master teacher, and University administratorhe will be missed. Survived by his wife, Mary Zwiep, and family. Memorial service and luncheon to be held at the Honolulu Elks Lodge, 2933 Kalakaua Ave., at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 27. A complete obituary appeared in this paper April 13, 2014.

MINNIE WONG LIU

Posted On April 23rd, 2014 -

4-23 MINNIE W. LIUMINNIE WONG LIU Farrington High School Teacher Minnie Wong Liu of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on March 2, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born in Honolulu on May 21, 1915, and moved with her family to Kauai soon after. She returned to Honolulu to attend Central Intermediate and McKinley High School. Minnie furthered her education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree followed by a Teaching Certificate a year later. Minnie started her teaching career at Makaweli School on Kauai, then at Waianae and finally ending up at Farrington High School where her teaching career spanned 4 decades. It was at Farrington where she met her future husband and fellow teacher, Herbert Liu. Minnie devoted her time and energy to serve the Kapalama School Cub Scouts, Kalihi Union Church Troop 39 Boy Scouts and the Kalakaua Lions Club. She was a big fan of the UH Football program and would attend many of the mainland road games during her retirement years when she and Herbert had what they considered the perfect retirement job – travel agents. They traveled all over the U.S. mainland, Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe. Minnie and Herbert were active members of the Moanalua Senior Citizens Club and Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church. Minnie joined the Kalihi Union Church Joy Fellowship for Seniors soon after Herbert’s passing in 2006. Minnie was also a member of the Honolulu Country Club in Salt Lake and could be seen there several times a month hosting lunch and dinner get togethers for family and friends. Minnie is survived by sons Walton (Nelly) Liu of Honolulu, Crocker (Charlene) Liu of New York, grandsons Graam, Makana and Kupono, as well as by brothers Robert Wong, Alvin Wong and Cyrus Wong; sisters Vivian Eng, Stella Ching and Ruby Siu. Celebration of Life Services for Minnie will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at First Assembly of God, Red Hill (next to Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center). Visitation starting at 11 a.m. with service to follow at 12:30 p.m.


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