Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

THOMAS J. TSUHA “WILLY”

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

THOMAS J. TSUHA WILLY Age 84, of Aiea, HI, passed away March 8, 2013 in Aiea. Born October 22, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. A retired plumber. A member of the 642 Golf Club. He is survived by spouse, Sumae Tsuha; son, Tom H. Tsuha; daughter, Kelly M. (Guy) Shiroma; sister, Tomoe Fukushima; 1 grandson. Visitation 11:00 a.m. Thursday (April 4) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Memorial Service 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Cemetery of The Pacific at Punchbowl. Casual Attire.

SALLY SADAKO KUMABE

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

SALLY SADAKO KUMABE Ager 82, of Honolulu, passed away March 10, 2013 at Manoa Cottage. Born February 2, 1931 in Hakalau, Hawaii. A member of Nuuanu Baptist Church and Kalihi Kokua Valley Senior Center. She is survived by son, Randall (Lorna) Kumabe; brothers, Yoshiaki Higa, Gengoro (Nobu) Higa of WA; sisters, Hatsue (Pastor Carl) Kinashita, Clara (Jesse) Kajiwara; 2 grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday 4/5 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

GERALDINE KAIULANI (0H) Y OUNG

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

GERALDINE KAIULANI (OH) YOUNG Geraldine Kaiulani (Oh) Young, 78 of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away peacefully with family on Monday, March 18, at St Francis Hospice Nu’uanu She is a 1953 graduate of Roosevelt High School, owner of Windward Holoholo Travel, member of Windward Church of Nazarene and ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Society. She is survived by her loving husband, Nathan Young, sons Harvey P Pratt Jr and William (Kanna) Pratt, daughter Yvette K Young, stepsons Nathan D Young and Anthony (Mele) Young, 14 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, sisters Shirley (Wally)Lee, Winona (Llewelyn) Akiona and Jennifer (Sonny) Santana, numerous nephew and nieces. She was preceded in death by brother Howard Papiohuli and sister Joanna Young. Funeral services at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Monday, April 8. Visitation 930-1030, Services 1030-1130. Casual attire. Flowers welcomed. Burial 1pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, HI.

MARY AGNES YAH CHOI SOONG

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

MARY AGNES YAH CHOI SOONG Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 26, 2013 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 23, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Aaron (Patti) Soong, Nathan Soong, Theodore (Suzi) Soong, Patrick (Kathy) Soong, Frederick (Lisa) Soong; daughter, Mary “MJ” Soong; brother, Dominic (Dorothy) Chang; sister, Gertrude Yee; 16 grand- children; 10 great-grand- children; many hanai sons and daughters. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (April 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel Celebration of life 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha. Donations to the American Lung Association of Hawaii, 650 Iwilei Road Ste. 208, Honolulu, HI 96817.

DR. ALBERT HENRY HALFF

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

DR. ALBERT HENRY HALFF
Dr. Albert Henry Halff passed on March 25, 2013, at his home on Kaua’i, in Hawaii. He was 97 years young. He was born in Midland, Texas on August 20, 1915, to Henry Mayer Halff, a prominent West Texas rancher, and Rosa Wechsler Halff. He was the youngest of four children. His siblings were Hal, Ernestine, and Betty. He attended the San Marcos Academy and the New Mexico Military Institute as a young man. He moved to Mineral Wells and then Dallas with his parents, and attended the School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University. After his graduation in 1937, he earned a Master’s Degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1940. There he met and married, after a six-week courtship, Lee Catherine Benson. The couple moved to Kingsville, Texas, where Albert taught at Texas A&I College. He served with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, primarily in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he was in charge of a malaria control project. His first son, Henry, was born in 1942. After the war, Albert taught at S.M.U., and then attended The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. His son Bro was born in 1946. In 1950, Albert founded a consulting engineering firm, with partner Allen Hundley. Soon thereafter, Albert established on his own Albert H. Halff Associates. He led the firm until his semi-retirement in 1986. He remained active in the firm as chairman emeritus until his death. His fellow engineers and he grew the firm from a one-man company to the largest independent consulting engineering firm in Texas. Halff Associates, under Albert’s leadership, became a pioneer in environmental engineering, flood plain management and wastewater disposal. Albert was active in the American Society of Civil Engineers and Toastmasters. He was a great philanthropist, donating generously to universities, other schools, and many charitable organizations. He was an active member of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, and, in his later years, the Community Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio. After his retirement, Albert moved to San Diego with his wife Lee. Before her passing, they shared sixty-four years, in an inspiring bond of love and friendship. After Lee’s demise in 2004, Albert made his home in San Antonio and on Kaua’i, spending time with his two sons and their families there. He travelled extensively, including trips to South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and around the world. As recently as the summer of 2012, he travelled in Europe. Albert became an accomplished artist in his later years, creating watercolors with brilliant colors and bold designs. He also swam competitively, and won three events in a swim meet in Hawaii on the weekend before he passed. Albert was a visionary, with a deep commitment to innovation in engineering and creative thought in all fields. He had an abiding faith in, and love of, people. He expressed that love in his work, his friendships with others, and his boundless commitment to help others in any way that he could. Albert had a wonderful sense of humor, and took great joy in learning about the lives of all whom he met. Albert leaves behind a legacy of love, service, and faith in the basic goodness of humankind. Albert is survived by his two sons, Henry and Bro; his daughter-in-law, Jean; and a grandson, Larry. Services will be at the First Unitarian Church of Dallas on 4015 Normandy Ave Dallas, TX 75205 at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2, and subsequently on Kaua’i. Memorials may be sent to the S.M.U School of Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute, or any charity that is dear to those who knew Albert. Details of the service on Kaua’i will be published in The Garden Island in April.

HARRY MINORU KANESHIRO

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

HARRY MINORU KANESHIRO Age 76, of Honolulu, went peacefully to be with the Lord on March 21, 2013. Born in Kekaha, Kauai, retired Sr. Federal Probation Officer, and member of New Hope Christian Fellowship, Oahu. He is survived by wife, Lily (Uramoto); son, Kolin (Gemma); daughter, LiSa Teri (Rod) Chang; grandsons, Kolby and Zachary; brothers, Wallace and Charles (Sachiko); sisters Ethel Serikaku, Ellen (Danny) Hisao, and Carol Naipo. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Sunday (April 7) at Nuuanu Memorial Park, East Chapel. Memorial service at 10:00 a.m., aloha attire.

Beatrice Yoshiko Ishibashi

Posted On March 30th, 2013 -

BEATRICE YOSHIKO ISHIBASHI 85 of Honolulu. Retired Accountant/Bookkeeper. Born in Honolulu, passed on March 12, 2013. Her husband, Ralph Ishibashi preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Vance; daughter, Yolisa Ishibashi (Anthony Nakamura); grand- son, Dan Nakamura; brother, Seigo Nakagawa; sister, Betty Kuroda; care giver, Josephine “Leila” Cabalo. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

MAURA QUIBUYEN DAMO

Posted On March 30th, 2013 -

MAURA QUIBUYEN DAMO Age 101, of Beach, HI, passed away February 17, 2013 in Waipahu. Born September 17, 1911 in Mabusag, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by Ricardo (Catalina P.) Damo, Florentino (Estelita C.) Damo, Manolo (Minda) Garcia, Eduardo (Dolores) Garcia; daughter, Nenita (Carlos) Tabucol; 20 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren; brother, Mariano Quibuyen. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (April 6) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MARGARET TREEN FLOWER

Posted On March 29th, 2013 -

MARGARET TREEN FLOWER Age 90, of Makakilo, a retired librarian at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, passed away on March 2, 2013 while in hospice care at Ka Punawai Ola in Kapolei. She was born in Wigan, England and served in the Women’s Land Army during WW II. Following WW II, she married Nelson Sterling Flower of the US Army Air Corps and moved to Locust Valley, NY. After moving to Makakilo in 1994, she became active in the Makakilo Seniors Club. She is survived by sons Eric and Stephen, daughter Carolyn Flower – Lepore, brother Frank Treen, four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Interment will be at the Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY. Memorial services are pending.

LORRAINE “SWEET LO” CAIRES

Posted On March 29th, 2013 -

LORRAINE SWEET LO CAIRES Age 65, of Kaneohe, passed away February 23, 2013 at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. Born June 5, 1947 in Honolulu. Retired from the Navy Exchange Furniture Store. She is survived by companion: John Corbett; step-children, Jennie, Janice, Dianne, Alvin, Beverly; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 2 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 4/2 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANK DAMAS

Posted On March 29th, 2013 -

FRANK DAMAS Age 77, of Waianae, HI, passed away March 5, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born November 15, 1935 in Waianae, HI. Frank was formerly employed by Lockheed Martin. He is survived by wife, Hazel Damas; sons, Joseph (Razlynn) Damas of NV, Frank (Loretta) Damas, Jr., Joshua Atkins; daughters, Cordette (Fred) Cubi of CA, Royleen Cordeira, Nanette Kunewa of CA, Patricia Ann Damas of CA; 15 grandchildren; 33 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m.

Miria (Millie) Terauhina Rogers Tengaio

Posted On March 29th, 2013 -

MIRIA (MILLIE) TERAUHINA ROGERS TENGAIO
93, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 in Idaho Falls. Millie was born March 16, 1920, in Torere, Opotiki, New Zealand, to William Rogers and Kenehia Rewi Rogers. At the tender age of sixteen she married Joseph Runga TeNgaio. They raised two children, Elaine Harata TeNgaio Marsh and Tyrone (Ty) Kingi TeNgaio. Survivors include her daughter Elaine of Dannevirke, New Zealand; son Ty of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and many grand- children, great ,and great- great grandchildren. On line condolences may be sent to www.woodfuneralhome.com

KATHRYNE LEILANI LABONTE

Posted On March 29th, 2013 -

KATHRYNE LEILANI LABONTE 92, passed away on March 15, 2013. She was surrounded by the love of her children Lilikala Kame’eleihiwa & Kekau Lee and their families. Kathryne was a retired beautician from the Arcadia Retirement home. Celebration of life service on Sat., March 30, 2013 at Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street, 11am-2pm.

SAMANTHA MEDCALF

Posted On March 29th, 2013 -

SAMANTHA MEDCALF
Born: August 12, 1955 Died: March 27, 2013 Samantha Medcalf of Honolulu passed peacefully March 27, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was cared for at her home by her family. She is survived by her husband Don Medcalf, her son Jason D’Ambrosio of Japan, Brian Medcalf of Honolulu and Lori Penitani of Maui, her mother and step father Carol Shea, and Ron Shea, and her father Robert Joseph D’Ambrosio, her brother Robert Charles D’Ambrosio and his wife Lucy of Honolulu, her sisters Debbie D”Ambrosio and her nephew Devin of Massachusetts, Cindy D’Ambrosio and her nephew Eric of Maine, grandson Keiffer Lym of California, granddaughter Niki Johnson of Honolulu, Brittani Hemphill of Florida, Grandson Villiami of Maui. Grandsons Brian and Dylan of North Carolina… Mahalo to her friends and family and all those who helped with her care — she will be in our hearts forever, and we miss and love her. A Celebration of Life for Samantha will be held on: Wednesday April 3, 2013; Time: 5:30pm. to 7:00pm; Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary on the corner of Nuuanu Ave & Kukui St., Downtown Honolulu, 20 S. Kukui Street, 96813-2319.

JAMES KAHEA BECKLEY

Posted On March 28th, 2013 -

JAMES KAHEA BECKLEY
James Kaheakamanaookaleookalani Beckley was born at Mauna Ala or the Royal Mausoleum in Nuuanu on August 3, 1938. This was the Greatest Honor bestowed upon Kahea for these grounds are Sovereign and till today they still belong to the Kingdom of Hawaii. He was born under the Hawaiian Flag which is the only flag that is flown at Mauna Ala. He is the son of Benjamin Pitman Kameeiamoku Beckley, grandson of High Chiefess Maria Kahaawelani Beckley Kahea, great grandson of High Chiefess Kahinuokea-kua Hoolulu and great-great grandson of Captain George C. Beckley who was one of the designers of the Hawaiian Flag, who also became one of the Counselors in the Royal Court of King Kamehameha I. Kahea’s grandmother High Chiefess Maria Beckley Kahea was appointed Kahu (or caretaker) of Mauna Ala by Queen Lili’uokalani in 1893. Her son Frederick Malulani Kahea succeeded her as Kahu of Mauna Ala in 1909 until 1946. While Fred was the Kahu at Mauna Ala, his younger brother Benjamin Pitman Kameeiamoku, (Kahea’s father) and his family came to live with Fred. Here is where Kahea, his brother Edwin and their sister’s son, Victor would be born. We believe the Kahea Beckley family is the only family that had given birth to children here at Mauna Ala. Knowing the importance of this, uncle Fred chose to groom Kahea to one day carry on the legacy of being a Kahu. Uncle Fred knew that Kahea would carry the mana’o of Mauna Ala with him so he taught Kahea everything he knew about Mauna Ala, hawaiian history, hawaiian culture, making of feather kahili’s, the hula, chants, music, the making of hula implements, the nose flute, lei making and many, many other things. Thinking maybe one day when Kahea grew up he would come full circle and be able to be the Kahu of Mauna Ala. Kahea did come full circle but not in the way uncle Fred thought. Instead of being the Kahu of Mauna Ala he became the Kahu or caretaker of “Hulihe’e Palace” in Kailua, Kona under Curator, Lei Collins and later her daughter Fannie Ah Hoy. This was an Honor for Kahea because Hulihee Palace is where he got his CALLING to serve our Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa and the Daughters of Hawaii. So Kahea did fulfill his CALLING of being a Kahu. The Beckley Family is also a part of the “Hawaiian Coat of Arms”. The Royal Twins on the coat of Arms are Chiefs Kameeiamoku and Kamanawa. They are the uncles of King Kamehameha the Great and his main supporters. The twin on the left is Chief Kamanawa bearing a spear and the twin on the right is Chief Kameeiamoku bearing the kahili. High Chief Fred Kahapule Beckley who is the brother of Kahea’s Grandmother Maria Kahaawelani Beckley is a direct descendant of Kameeiamoku. In Memory of “My Special Brother”, Love your Big Sister, Frances. Visitation will be at Hawaiian Memorial Mortuary on April 1, 2013 at 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 9:00 – 10:30 am, Service at 10:30 – 11:30 am then Burial to follow at 12:00 noon, Valley of The Temples.

Samuel Toshikazu Tanimoto

Posted On March 28th, 2013 -

SAMUEL TOSHIKAZU TANIMOTO 85, of Honolulu, passed away on March 13, 2013 at St. Francis Hospice West. He was on the Board of Directors of The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation and Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB), and Lanakila Pacific. He was an Army veteran, a retired insurance agent and was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by companion, Marlene S. Okubo; brother, Edward Y. (June) Tanimoto; sisters, Nancy M. Matsuoka, Elaine F. Tanimoto, Susanne K. (Edwin) Kozaki; caregiver, Helena Naulu. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers

Bernaldo “Bernie” Daniel Bicoy

Posted On March 27th, 2013 -

BERNALDO BERNIE DANIEL BICOY
Age 89, passed away surrounded by his family on March 15, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 24, 1923 in Lahaina, raised on Molokai. Bernie served in World War II and the Korean War receiving 13 military metals of honor including the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor device and Purple Heart. He also served as researcher for the Allied War Crimes Commission in the Nuremburg trials, known to many as the greatest trial in history. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel (JAGC). He later obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri and was head of his own law corporation in Honolulu, dedicating 26 years to helping people. Bernie served as a member in the last Hawaii Territorial Legislature and was involved in creating what we now know as the State of Hawaii and served 2 terms in the State of Hawaii legislature – a distinction held by a select few. Bernie also played a founding role in the creation the Filipino Chamber of Commerce, the United Filipino Council of Hawaii, and the Congress of Visayan Organization (COVO) and in 1975 he was awarded the “Outstanding Filipino Overseas in Law” by the Republic of the Philippines. He is survived by his wife Betty; daughters Fayrene “Renee” Delos Santos (Art), Dawn Marie Bicoy-Stephenson (Rob); sons James Bicoy, Bret Bicoy (Cari); 15 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son Bernie Bicoy, Jr. Please join us in his celebration of life on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Aloha attire. Visitation 9 AM, Services at 11 AM. Burial to follow at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bernie Bicoy Memorial Fund at www.bicoy.com which will benefit Hawaii charities.

SATURNINO “SATTY” F. MENDOZA

Posted On March 27th, 2013 -

SATURNINO SATTY F. MENDOZA Age 60, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 3, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born April 11, 1952 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by spouse, Wilhelmina “Mina” A. Mendoza; daughter, Fretzie Joy Mendoza; brothers, Rogelio “Martin” (Melecia) Mendoza, Angel (Enriquetta) Mendoza, Nestor (Herminia) Mendoza, Venancio (Marissa) Mendoza; 4 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

Bernaldo “Bernie” Daniel Bicoy

Posted On March 27th, 2013 -

BERNALDO BERNIE DANIEL BICOY Age 89, passed away surrounded by his family on March 15, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 24, 1923 in Lahaina, raised on Molokai. Bernie served in World War II and the Korean War receiving 13 military metals of honor including the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor device and Purple Heart. He also served as researcher for the Allied War Crimes Commission in the Nuremburg trials, known to many as the greatest trial in history. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel (JAGC). He later obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri and was head of his own law corporation in Honolulu, dedicating 26 years to helping people. Bernie served as a member in the last Hawaii Territorial Legislature and was involved in creating what we now know as the State of Hawaii and served 2 terms in the State of Hawaii legislature – a distinction held by a select few. Bernie also played a founding role in the creation the Filipino Chamber of Commerce, the United Filipino Council of Hawaii, and the Congress of Visayan Organization (COVO) and in 1975 he was awarded the “Outstanding Filipino Overseas in Law” by the Republic of the Philippines. He is survived by his wife Betty; daughters Fayrene “Renee” Delos Santos (Art), Dawn Marie Bicoy-Stephenson (Rob); sons James Bicoy, Bret Bicoy (Cari); 15 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son Bernie Bicoy, Jr. Please join us in his celebration of life on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Aloha attire. Visitation 9 AM, Services at 11 AM. Burial to follow at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bernie Bicoy Memorial Fund at www.bicoy.com which will benefit Hawaii charities.

SUNAO UMETSU VIERRA

Posted On March 27th, 2013 -

SUNAO UMETSU VIERRA
Beloved wife, mother & friend passed away on March 16, 2013. Born in Yamagata-Ken, Japan on March 17, 1937, she is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frank; daughters, Jo-Anne (Jeff) Apana and Shelly (Elden) Esmeralda; sons, Jason (Arlene) and Lyndon (Cris) Vierra; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mom is also survived by brothers and sisters in Japan. Mom excelled in the arts of embroidery, crocheting and sewing. She stood 4’11” and was the backbone of our family-providing strength and support to us, even throughout her illness. Mom never complained and was always concerned for others. We love and miss you, Morn. Until we meet again, Aloha and Sayonara. Dad & kids. Private services.

HARRY YOUNG KUN LEE

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

HARRY YOUNG KUN LEE March 14, 2013 Harry Young Kun Lee 93, of Honolulu, a retired banker with First Hawaiian Bank died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He is survived by wife Frances S.; daughters Deborah (Warren) Saito, Lori (Eugene) Kim; grandchildren Cherise Saito, Reid (Laura) Saito, Trey Saito; sister Pauline Chapman, brother Robert Lee. Private services.

Elisa Florendo Joaquin

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

ELISA FLORENDO JOAQUIN 98, of Honolulu, a retired school teacher peacefully went to meet her Creator on March 18, 2013. She was born and raised in Bauang, La Union, Philippines by her father who was an engineer and a lay Protestant minister and her mother, a teacher & a business woman. She was one of 11 siblings. Nora Florendo Lorenzana, who lives in the Philippines, is the lone survivor. She taught English and Drama in the Philippines and Baltimore, Maryland for over 50 years before retiring to Honolulu in 1981. She graduated from the Univ. of the Philippines and earned her Master’s degree in Education in the U.S. She was the Society Editor of a popular newspaper, The Evening Herald, in the Philippines. She loved to direct school plays and write poetry for which she won numerous awards. She published many poems including a book of poetry about her family, friends and her observations on life. She was an active member of the Honolulu Filipino community, including the La Union Circle of Hawaii, the Maharlika Toastmasters Club and a longtime Member of Central Union Church. She is survived by her sons Rodolfo, Donato Jr, Nicanor, Doel, daughter Elizabeth Fitz-Patrick, 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on March 27, 2013.at Central Union Church., 1660 S. Beretania Street. Interment will follow immediately after at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations to Central Union Church may be made in lieu of flowers.

MARGARITA INES MANGRUBANG

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

MARGARITA INES MANGRUBANG Age 105, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 23, 2013 in Waianae. Born January 28, 1908 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son, Rodi (Leonila) Mangrubang; daughters, Pacita M. (Pedro) Corpuz, Virginia I. Mangrubang 15 grandchildren; 28 great- grandchildren; 8 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (April 1) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

RALPH HERMAN PEILER, SR.

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

RALPH HERMAN PEILER, SR. Age 81, of Waialua, HI, passed away February 25, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born January 19, 1932 in Waialua, HI. A retired electrician with Waialua Sugar Company. Also a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by sons, Ralph (Julie) Peiler, Jr., Paul Peiler, Wendell Peiler, Roy (Stacy) Peiler; daughter, Lenora (Calvin) Alexander; sister, Susan Parrish; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SHIRLEY MARIE BOMKE-CRADDOCK

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

SHIRLEY MARIE BOMKE-CRADDOCK Age 81, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 14, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born October 20, 1931 in Kilauea, Kauai. Born at the Kilauea Plantation Hospital on Kauai to Bill and Lila Bomke of Lihue Plantation. Employed as an Intelligence Research Specialist at the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army, Hawaii and U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters at Fort Shafter for 34 years, as a civil service employee. She is survived by son, Robert Craddock; daughter, Carol Ann Melvin; 4 grandchildren, Patrick, Greg, Kikiana, and Nalu. No service. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

CHIEF TIME LEA’E

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

CHIEF TIME LEA’E
Age 52, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 24, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 12, 1960 in Aunu’u, American Samoa. A retired chief at Oahu Community Correctional Center. Also a deacon at Solid Rock Fellowship Assembly of God. He is survived by wife, Memmo Lea’e; sons, Timothy Lea’e, Petelo Lea’e; daughter: Princess Lea’e; mother, Fia Tautolo;’ brother, Maava (Flo) Lea’e; sisters, Meleane Salanoa, Lofi (Filipo) Esera, Taeao (Soloi) Laapui, Penina (Lawrence) Lea’e, Lotoalofa (Amosa) Tautolo, Fenuinuivao (Tanu) Taumua. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 28) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (March 29) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

WOL SUN BAEK

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

WOL SUN BAEK Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away March 16, 2013 at Liliha Healthcare Center. Born April 15, 1928 in South Korea. She is survived by sons, Mun Hyon (Sukie) Paek, Kyong Hyon (Un Mi) Paek of South Korea; daughters, Song (Robert) Tabalba, Ae Hyon “Amy” Baek; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday 3/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JOHN KALANI GONSALVES

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

JOHN KALANI GONSALVES Age 54, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 12, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born October 21, 1958 in Hawaii. Head custodian at Barbers Point Elementary School for 33 years. Ambassador of Aloha. He is survived by wife, D. Lynn Gonsalves; son, John “Kalani Boy” (Ashley) Gonsalves, Jr.; daughter, Erica-Lyn (Steve) King; 4 grandchildren; brother, Moses Gonsalves of Big Island; step-mom, Violet Gonsalves of Big Island; many family members. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

JOVITO “JOE” “KUMING” RIBERAL ALCANTRA

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

JOVITO JOE KUMING RIBERAL ALCANTRA Age 80, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 25, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 26, 1932 in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Owner of JRA Construction. Member of San Sebastian Association and Isabela Hawaii Association. He is survived by wife, Aida N. Alcantra; daughters, Joy (Glenn) Sahagun, Alma Caberto, Aida (Mike) Paulin; sons, Vincent (Colleen) Alcantra, Chito (Genny) Alcantra; former wife, Bessie Alcantra; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grand- children; brother, Lito (Carmelita) Alcantra; sisters, Nora Alcantra, Andrea Benitez, Francisca (Steve) Tapat. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (March 31) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (April 1) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DEBRA “DEBBIE” JEAN CHING

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

DEBRA DEBBIE JEAN CHING
Age 60, of Honolulu, passed away February 20, 2013 at St. Francis Hospice. Born November 11, 1952 in Hilo, Hawaii. She was a retired pre-school teacher from Hawaii Kai Early Learning Center where she helped teach and develop 3 year olds for over 32 years. She is survived by mother, Dorothea Nathaniel; sons, Ryan, Clifford (Stefanie), Brandon (Chalese); grand- daughters Noel and Tiah; many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She was a proud “Nana” who always put everyone elses needs before her own. She will always live in our hearts forever. Celebrating her life 9:00 a.m. Saturday 3/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire.


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