Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

REBECCA DAGUPION TABUYO

Posted On September 28th, 2015 -

REBECCA DAGUPION TABUYO Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 29, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born September 28, 1929 in Paratong, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son, Eleuterio (Imelda) Tabuyo; daughters, Patrocinia Dagupion, Gloria (Rodolfo) Tamayo, Trifina (Carmelito) Calaro, Teresita (Ricky Nelson) Bonilla, Juliana (Maxmer) Sarmiento; brother, Amante Dagupion; sister, Beatrice Dagupion; 22 grand- children; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Saturday (Oct. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 7:00 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

KANIAUPIO “KANI” WILLINGHAM

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

KANIAUPIO KANI WILLINGHAM Kaniaupio "Kani" Willigham, 53, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 10th, 2015. He was born and raised in Hawaii, son of Francis and Blanche. After graduating from Kailua High School in 1980, Kani enlisted in the US Air Force, serving his country for 11 years. He enjoyed his job as an inspector with TSA (LAS), but his real passion was music. He is survived by mother (Kailua), father and wife Elaine (Vegas) wife Starla, daughter Kamalani, sons Kaniaupio II, Palani and Benjamin (Escobido), brother Kenanaauao "Kena", sisters Cynthia and Rochelle. Services will be held on October 10th, 2015 at New Hope Las Vegas, 6344 W Sahara Avenue at 10:30 AM. Door open at 10:00.

LAWRENCE JAMES CONNORS

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

$nameLAWRENCE JAMES CONNORS 6/1/1929 - 9/20/2015 Former Maryknoll priest and Kaneohe-based chiropractor, Larry Connors died peacefully at his home in Kailua. He was 86 years old. Larry dedicated his life to serving and caring for others. Born in Queens, NYC to John and Julia Connors, he attended Regis and Loyola high schools before entering Maryknoll Seminary. Ordained a Catholic priest in 1956, Larry served communities throughout Taiwan for 14 years. In 1973, Larry left the priesthood to marry Elizabeth (Betsy) Rhatigan. He continued his commitment to heal and care for those in pain by becoming a chiropractor. He established the Family Chiropractic Center in Kaneohe, which served thousands of Hawai'i residents and earned a reputation for quality patient care. Throughout his life, Larry realized the powerful intersection of faith, community and family, values that he has passed along to those who survive him: his wife, Betsy, his children and their spouses, Clare (Alex), Celeste (Paul), Christiane (Brian), and Kenneth (Lisa), and his four grandchildren. On 10/9/2015 at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua, visitation will begin at 9:00AM followed by mass at 10:30AM and a reception.

Samuel Robert Caldwell

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

$nameSAMUEL ROBERT CALDWELL Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away at home on July 5, 2015. A fourth generation kama'aina, Sam was born in Honolulu on August 29, 1929 to Katharine Anne von Holt and Henry Bancroft Caldwell. He spent his childhood in the pineapple fields of Wahiawa and Lanai City, then attended Punahou School during WWII. He graduated from The Gunnery (CT) and attended college before entering the Army, stationed at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. After his stint at Fort Shafter, he married Catherine Fankhauser in 1954 and finished college, receiving his degree in Industrial Relations from San Jose State University (CA). Sam started his career at C. Brewer & Company in their Industrial Relations department in 1955. He then replaced Hannibal Tavares as the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association's Public Affairs Director in 1972, representing sugar interests at the State Legislature. Following his tenure with HSPA, Sam joined Francis Morgan at Hamakua Sugar in 1990, sharing an office in downtown Honolulu until Mr. Morgan's death in 1999. Sam continued working downtown managing Knudsen von Holt Partners until 2011. Even after retirement, Sam enjoyed weekly breakfasts and visits downtown. Sam and Cathy enjoyed many recreational activities including word and card games, roller skating, ice skating, and tennis. In the 1960s, when their daughters started played competitive tennis in Hawaii's junior ranks, Sam stepped in to help the tennis community in many capacities. For over 40 years, he volunteered: tournament director/ referee, Hawaii State Tennis Association President (two terms), United States Tennis Association Hawaii Pacific Sectional Delegate (two terms), and Punahou Tennis Club President; he also helped create the Hawaii Tennis Umpires' Association in the late 1970s, and developed the Hawaii Tennis Foundation in the 1990s. Generations of Hawaii tennis players fondly remember their "Uncle Sam." In November 2013, the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section inducted Sam into its Tennis Hall of Fame. Sanguine Sam earned recognition as a Super Donor at the Hawaii Blood Bank, donating an estimated 150 pints, until health issues precluded his continuing. He also served as Vice President for Personnel of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra in the late 1960s. Despite being shy by nature, Sam always had a joke to tell; he had a knack for putting people at ease. He entertained family and friends with stories and music, playing the guitar and ukulele at home and at parties. Sam is deeply missed by his survivors: wife Catherine Marie Caldwell, sister Jean Caldwell Marchant, daughters Kristen Bancroft Caldwell and Linden Caldwell Hickey (Tom), and grandson Alexander Campbell Hickey (Avy Lamm). Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 3rd at Punahou School's Thurston Memorial Chapel. Friends may gather at 2:00 p.m. Service at 2:30 p.m., followed by a courtyard reception. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Sam's name to Punahou School Tennis, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI 96822, or to your favorite charity.

HIROSHI TAKAYAMA

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

HIROSHI TAKAYAMA Age 80, of Mililani, HI, passed away September 2, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born March 10, 1935 in Waialua, Oahu, HI. He was a retired meat department manager for Foodland Supermarket, Ltd. He is survived by spouse, Gayle C. Takayama; son, Kevin S. Takayama; daughter, Lisa Ann H. (Jon) Wharton; brother, Fred Takayama; sisters, Rose (Lincoln) Morinaga, Harumi (Filemon) Lavarias, Sadaku (Steven) Shintaku, Elaine Natsue Higuchi; 3 grandchildren. Private service will be held.

EVA M. DUPONTE

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

EVA M. DUPONTE Born August 28, 1918 in Lihue, Kauai, wife of the late Lionel V. Duponte of Wailuku, Maui passed away peacefully on August 16, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. A graduate of the Sacred Hearts Academy class of 1937, a beloved resident of Maui who served her community for 70 years. She is survived by her son, Martin Dupont, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. There will be a funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church October 2, 2015 at 11a.m. followed by a graveside ceremony at Makawao Veterans Cemetery at 1p.m.

Leina’ala “‘Ala” Rebecca Kalama Heine

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

$nameLEINA'ALA 'ALA REBECCA KALAMA HEINE May 19, 1940 - SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 Leina'ala "'Ala" "Tutu" Rebecca Kalama Heine was born on May 19, 1940 at Queen's Hospital to Becky & George Kalama. The eldest of 4 children, George "Boogie" Kalama (deceased), Rosaline "Rosie" Lum and Doreen U. Kalama, she grew up the daughter of a Lei Seller, picking flowers and stringing lei from an early age. She and her 'ohana lived on Akepo Lane, Kalihi, eventually spending most of her "growing up" in Waikiki. She attended Kamehameha Schools in her early years and graduated from McKinley High School in 1958. 'Ala married Samuel Ladd Heine in 1961, and gave birth to 4 children, Margaret J. Niuli'i "Nunu" Heine, Kalama T. Heine, Auli'i L. Hirahara (Dean K.) and Heali'ipuakauikawekiu L. Heine. Living in Kapahulu and Kaimuki, 'Ala & Sam raised their children with her sister Rose Lum and her 3 children, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. As Tutu of 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and extended 'ohana keiki, she embraced this privilege with devotion and unconditional love. Taught by Kumu Hula Joseph Kaha'ulelio, Vicky I'i Rodrigues, Ruby Ahakuelo, Puanani & Leilani Alama and others, 'Ala elevated to Kumu Hula in 1973 as part of Aunty Margaret Maiki Souza Aiu Lake's Papa 'uniki Lehua. Establishing Halau Na Pualei O Likolehua in 1976, she went on to take top honors at several hula competitions statewide, most notably the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and Kamehameha Day Hula Competition. In August of 2009, culminating her life's work in the continuance of the Hawaiian Culture and Hula, she would 'uniki 13 women as Kumu and teachers of traditional practices. Perpetuating all things Hawaiian, 'Ala was active in many endeavors, 'Ilio'ulaokalani Coalition, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Ka 'Aha Hula 'o Halauaola, Na Wahine O Ke Kai, Papaku no Kameha'ikana, and many more. She was a teacher of Hawaiian Chant & Dance at Kamehameha Schools and St. Andrew's Priory, while continuing to entertain as the third brother of The Brother's Cazimero for 36 years. Embarking on a lifetime of hula dancing as an entertainer, her humble beginnings began with the comedic hula style. Combined with grace and energy, she became our state's "lady of hula." Innovator, pioneer, trailblazer, 'Ala's fierce passion for 'ohana, hula, and teaching has left an indelible mark on all she has touched. She impacted so many people in special ways, counseling individuals to be better people, and advising others to trust their na'au, trust in their piko and be guided by the wisdom of our Kupuna, Na 'Aumakua and the divine source, Ke Akua. Our family would like to graciously thank the nurses and doctors of Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center ICU, Progressive & Patient Care Units and Straub Clinic & Hospital ICU for their tireless, genuine care of Tutu. Aloha attire is requested at her services to be held on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Magic Island Park, 9-11am visitation with family, service at 12 noon with scattering of ashes to follow at sea. A celebration of her life will continue at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Pikake Ballroom, 4-9pm.

Jae Young “Vicki” Kagawa

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

JAE YOUNG VICKI KAGAWA Age 55, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2015. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Kagawa; brother, Jae Yoon (Sung Yeon) Kim of South Korea; sisters, Jae San (Bong Suk) Kwok and Jae Ran (Sung Hwan) Choi both of South Korea; mother-in-law, Betsy Kagawa; sister-in-law, Kathy Tawata and brother-in- law, Gordon (Sheila) Kagawa. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Private services were held in Los Angeles, California and her ashes will be interred at Diamond Head Memorial Park. www.fukuimortuary.com 213-626-0441

ROBERT “BOBBY” KAZUO KANEKO

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

$nameROBERT BOBBY KAZUO KANEKO Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, most fondly remembered as "Bobby", passed away August 29, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 5, 1927 to Kazuo and Ida (Goeas Gomes) Kaneko. He grew up in Kalihi and was a proud Alumni of Farrington High School Class of 1945. He was an outstanding three sport athlete who lettered in baseball, football, and basketball. Baseball was his true love and in the 1950's he was the first "Hapa" to make the roster of the AJA (Americans of Japanese Ancestry) League because his father was a Nikkei. Following his graduation, he was drafted by the United States Army and worked in the Medics for a couple years. Following his military service, Bobby began his 47 year career as a member of the Iron Workers Union Local 625 working with Hawaiian Reinforcing Steel Company; a family owned business before retiring in 1994. An avid golfer, who maintained a 4 handicap at the top of his game, also credited with a "hole in one", was the oldest active playing lifetime member at Moanalua Golf Club. Bobby's passion for sports enabled him to dedicate countless hours coaching Little League baseball in Moiliili in the early 1960's. After moving to Pearl City in 1970, he transitioned to the Pearl City Little League organization and was an assistant coach at Pearl City High School. He continued to coach the youth at the Pearl City Little Leagues thru the 1990's. He was the family Patriarch, the Provider, the Protector, the Teacher, the Friend, the Disciplinarian, and the most Loving man anyone could ask for. He would entertain you for hours reminiscing about the good ole' days and always welcomed you into his home. His wife, children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren meant the world to him and were blessed to have him in their lives. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marian S. Kaneko; sons, Robert (Freda) Kaneko III, Clyde Kaneko, Scotty Kaneko, Robin (Lisa) Kaneko; daughters, Dana (Anthony) Almaraz, Kelly (George) San Nicolas, Susan (Donn Manzano) Amaral; Hanai daughters, Lorna (Steve) Miyamoto, Lori (Robert Utterdyke) Yamamoto; sister Carol (Roy) Yonemitsu; 42 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (October 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

MAURA ANACLETO DOMBRIGUE

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

MAURA ANACLETO DOMBRIGUE Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 31, 2015 in Henderson, NV. Born December 1, 1927 in Philippines. She is survived by son, Gerald (Helen) Dombrigue; brother, Jose (Caridad) Anacleto; sister, Anita Ruiz; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Saturday (Oct. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Prayer service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

RICHARD C. SALIE

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

$nameRICHARD C. SALIE - August 17, 1923 - August 31, 2015 Richard Cornelius Salie, an executive with a long and distinguished career at IBM Corporation, died on August 31, 2015, in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 92. Dick was born on August 17, 1923, in Binghamton, New York to Cornelius and Vera Salie, and was the second of five children. A veteran of World War II, Dick attended New York State Maritime Academy and served in the Merchant Marines in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Theater. He completed his military service in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Lieutenant JG. After the war, Dick graduated from Georgetown University and started his career with IBM (Big Blue). He rose through the ranks to become an executive in the International division. He was posted in Uruguay, Argentina, New York and Hong Kong before retiring after 42 years of professional service. Dick was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 57 years, Marilynn Arwine, along with his parents, his brother Robert Salie, his older sister Beverly Salie Damon, and his niece Deborah Ann (Winston) Setliff. He is survived by his brother Roger Salie of Florida and his sister Janet Winston of Ohio. After retiring from IBM, he and Marilynn lived many happy years in Savannah, Georgia, pursuing his favorite pastime of golf, before relocating to Hawaii in 2005 in order to be closer to his ailing sister Beverly Damon, and her sons Henry Dwight, John Phillip (JP), Ian MacAlpin and daughter Brendan Damon Ethington, and their families. Dick lived out his years in Honolulu as a member of the community at One Kalakaua Senior Living, developing great friendships and leaving an indelible mark. Dick was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews, including Terry Findlay, Lori Griffen, Craig Salie, and Mark Winston. He was also devoted to all of his grand-nieces and nephews, and was dearly adored by all of them. He will be missed and remembered for his distinctive sense of humor and wit, as a brother, uncle, great-uncle, and friend, with all of our Aloha.

Mary Henrietta Nelson

Posted On September 27th, 2015 -

MARY HENRIETTA NELSON Age 91, of Mililani, HI, passed away September 4, 2015 in Mililani. Born August 17, 1924 in Stafford County, Virgina. She retired in 1984 after serving 38 years in the Federal government. Preceded in death by husband, Burrell S. Nelson. She is survived by daughter, Carole Fields; granddaughter, Diedre Burton Turner; great-grandchildren, Marcus Burton, Kimberly Burton; many friends. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Saturday (Oct. 3) at Olive Methodist Church (108 California Ave., Wahiawa). Wake service 6:30 p.m. Committal service 11:30 a.m., Monday (Oct. 5) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

BARBARA MONA ONEHA MCMILLEN

Posted On September 26th, 2015 -

BARBARA MONA ONEHA MCMILLEN Age 74, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 28, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 24, 1941 in Honolulu. She was a retired distribution clerk for Liberty House. She is survived by spouse, BJ McMillen; sons, Michael W. (Maria) McMillen, John R. McMillen, Jacob K. McMillen; daughters, Michelle M. Flores, Ramona L. (J. J.) Clemente, Yvonne M. McMillen; brother, Randall J. F. K. Oneha; sisters, Kaui Brandt, Gwen Oneha, Bonnie (Douglas) Pang, Norie (Dale) Moyen; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Mary “Elaine” Elizabeth Kutzen

Posted On September 26th, 2015 -

MARY ELAINE ELIZABETH KUTZEN Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away September 2, 2015 in Honolulu. Born April 18, 1932 in Paia, Maui. Member of Soka Gakkai International since May, 1968. Predeceased by husband, Joseph Kutzen Sr., sons, Karl and Paul, daughter, Teresa Sanders-Kutzen; sons, Eric Kutzen, Joseph (Gwen) Kutzen of NV; daughters, Joleen (Phillip) Jackson, Pamela Kutzen, Zena (Lurenzia) Robinson, Sonya Wilhelm of Kauai, Regina (John) Ornelas of CA; brothers, Nori (Neves) Galinato, Henry (Zenny) Galinato; sisters, Perla (Gus) Saavedra of CA, Jane (Rudy) Sion of CA; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 4 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Celebration of Life 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday Oct. 1 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

FRANCES KYOKO TOYAMA

Posted On September 26th, 2015 -

FRANCES KYOKO TOYAMA Age 92, of Honolulu, born in Japan. Retired Sales Clerk from Summer's Place in Ala Moana. Passed on August 27, 2015. She is survived by daughter, Elsie Anderson (Lance); two grandchildren; sister, Hisae Saito. Services will be held October 3, 2015 (Saturday) @ Hosoi Garden Mortuary; 3:30PM, Visitation 2:30PM. Aloha attire, flowers welcome. On October 5, 2015 (Monday) 10:30AM, she will be inurned at the National Cemetery of the Pacific with her late husband Nobuyoshi Toyama.

ROSARIO ANGELES EDANO

Posted On September 26th, 2015 -

$nameROSARIO ANGELES EDANO Age 83, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 8, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born January 17, 1932 in Binan, Laguna, Philippines. Retired teacher in the Philippines. She is survived by sons, Teofilo Danilo (Marina) Edano, Joey (Jennifer) Edano, Francisco (Johanna) Edano; daughters, Charito (Filomeno) Villacrusis, Angie Ildefonso, Rosana Susan (Roilan) Montesines, Socorro, Edano; sister, Andrea Madejas; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 1) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City). Mass 10:15 a.m. Committal service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

WENDY RAY

Posted On September 26th, 2015 -

WENDY RAY Wendy Ray, 56, died August 25, 2015, after a two-year battle against cancer. Wendy moved from her hometown in New Hampshire to Hawaii in 1982. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawaii, after which she pursued her passion for environmental protection. She worked at NSGA Kunia as a Environmental Protection Specialist and Pearl Harbor Naval Base as the Operations Manager Navy Recycling Center. She was last employed by the Hawaii Department of Health as an Environmental Health Specialist. She leaves behind her partner, Kathy Ho, and their daughters Mara and Megan; her mother, Dorothy; her siblings, Rand, Susan, and Steven; sisters-in- law, Cleanne and Lisa; nephew, Schuyler; and many, many loving and supportive friends. Wendy will be remembered in a celebration of life on October 2.

MERCEDES “EDITH” CORREA VALDRIZ

Posted On September 25th, 2015 -

$nameMERCEDES EDITH CORREA VALDRIZ Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 24, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 30, 1928 in Honolulu. She was a retired docent from the Waipahu Plantation Village. She is survived by husband, Geronimo Valdriz, Sr.; sons, Gregory (Dora) Valdriz, Geronimo (Verdine) Valdriz, Jr., Gilbert (Bonnie) Valdriz; brother, Jose "Joe" (Maxine) Correa; grandsons, Jared Valdriz, Jonathan Valdriz, Jerome (Cheryl) Valdriz, Sean Michael Valdriz; great-grand- sons, Caleb Valdriz, Ezra Valdriz. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (Sept. 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Sept. 30) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Geraldine “Gerry” Edna Honan

Posted On September 25th, 2015 -

$nameGERALDINE GERRY EDNA HONAN Age 82, passed away peacefully at her home in Houston, Texas on September 10, 2015. She was born on July 6, 1933 in Kaimuki, Oahu; the youngest child of Jessie and Edward Honan. Gerry was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. She had also resided on Maui from 2003 to 2012, prior to moving to Houston. Gerry operated a home-based childcare service for over 40 years on Oahu and on Maui. She is survived by her daughter Lori Ann Fernandez of Napili, Maui her son Nune Patrick Fernandez, Jr. and son-in-law Jason Alan Sechrest of Houston, Texas and her grandson, Wyatt Musashi Maui Bartlett of Honolulu, Oahu. Services will be on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel, 1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96817 with the visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. and services beginning at 12:30. Interment will follow at 2:00pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe, Oahu. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made to The Lazarus House, 4106 Austin St. Houston, TX 77004 www.thelazarushouse.org

MARY LOU (HABON) CHRISTENSON

Posted On September 25th, 2015 -

MARY LOU (HABON) CHRISTENSON Mary Lou Christenson passed away on September 13, 2015, at the age of 52. Born August 12, 1963 in Kamalo, Molokai to Silverio and Elsie (Luuloa) Habon, she grew up in a large, loving family on Molokai then moved to Honolulu to complete her education. There she met Phil Christenson, and they married on May 3, 1990. Career changes took them to Poipu, HI, Olympia, WA, Selah, WA, and finally back to Olympia. She worked for US Bank for 16 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lou is survived by her husband Phil, her beloved son Cory, father-in-law Leroy "Gus" Christenson, the extensive Habon ohana in Hawaii, many nieces and nephews and a huge network of friends. An island girl at heart, Mary Lou came to love the natural beauty of her adopted state and enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching eagles and whales in Eld Inlet, and viewing sunrises and moon rises over Mt. Rainier. But her biggest passion was spending time with family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held at the family's Olympia home on Sunday, September 27, 2-4pm, with a second memorial October 17 on Molokai. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Orca Network or a charity of your choice. Everyone who met Mary Lou immediately recognized the kindness and giving spirit within her; we can all honor her memory with random acts of kindness.

VAELETT MOSE TYRELL

Posted On September 25th, 2015 -

VAELETI MOSE TYRELL Age 78, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 27, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born December 14, 1936 in Swains Island, Tokelau. Retired from Del Monte Fresh Produce. He is survived by wife, Millie V. Tyrell; sons, Jerry (Lynn) Tyrell, Mose (Frances) Tyrell, Rizal Tyrell, Edwin Tyrell; daughters, Millie (Henry) Fernandez, Lynn Tyrell, Nina (Jr Agustin) Tyrell; brother, Tili (Joyce) Tyrell; sisters, Elsie Pakau, Sina Owens; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

LYDIA ALMODOVA TROCHE

Posted On September 25th, 2015 -

$nameLYDIA ALMODOVA TROCHE On the evening of September 1, 2015, Lydia Almodova Troche passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home at the age of 99. She was born in Kauai on January 3, 1916. She married Paul Troche in 1938 and settled in Honolulu where they raised their family. Later in 1960 she and Paul moved to California. Lydia will be forever remembered by her sons: Louis (Hazel) of the Big Island; Kenneth of CA; Allan (Rita) of CA; Herman (Michi) of Kaneohe. She will be forever be missed by her siblings: August, Ben, David, Marge and Isabel. She has left footprints on the hearts of her 18 Grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great Great Grandchildren. Preceding her in death is her husband Paul of 41 years, daughter-in- law Barbara Troche, son Paul Troche Jr., daughter Priscilla Richardson, brothers Louis Jr., Frank, Henry, Daniel and sister, Sophie Kea. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Lydia's life at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 46-129 Haiku Rd., Kaneohe, October 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. for visitation followed by a Celebration Service at 11:30 a.m. and Catholic Mass beginning at 12:45 p.m. Burial will take place at Hawaii Memorial Cemetery, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe at 2:00 p.m. Luncheon to follow at the Hawaii Memorial Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

PAULO LINDBORG

Posted On September 24th, 2015 -

PAULO LINDBORG Age 36, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 26, 2015 in Waipahu. Born November 23, 1978 in American Samoa. He is survived by mother, Malia Lindborg; brothers, Sa'olotoga "Sa'o" (Carlyne) Lindborg, Jr., Aleki (Janet) Lindborg, Tomasi Lindborg, Elia (Letricia) Lindborg, Samuelu (Fita) Lindborg; sisters, Etevise (Mau) Tafia, Elena (Martin) Rump. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Sept. 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

JERSON “SONNY” P. GABINETE

Posted On September 24th, 2015 -

JERSON SONNY P. GABINETE Age 40, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 18, 2015 in Ewa, HI. Born January 1, 1975 in Toledo City, Cebu City, Philippines. He is survived by son, Jerson Gabinete, Jr.; daughters, Chasity Ashley Gabinete, Cassie Gabinete; parents, Eliseo and Catalina "Nenen" Gabinete; brother, Rhey (Patricia) Gabinete; sister, Janice Aoki. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Monday (Sept. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Sept. 29) at St. Anthony Catholic Church (640 Puuhale Rd, Honolulu). Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

TEODORICA “DORIS” PANZO

Posted On September 24th, 2015 -

$nameTEODORICA DORIS PANZO Teodorica "Doris" Panzo, 88, of Ewa Beach, employed for over 30 years with Liberty House Ala Moana Center in sales, passed August 6th 2015 in Kahului, Maui. Doris was born in Waianae, Hawaii. She embraced God, loved her family, and found happiness in sharing her hula. Her beautiful smile will be missed. Doris was survived by Sisters Ermina (Wilburn), Mary Rogers, Connie Kaopuiki; Daughters Cyrila (Jim) Pycha and Marilyn (Mark) Mohler; Sons Anthony (Trudy) and David (Debbie) Cole, Ron (Sandy) and Michael (Wendie) Panzo; Daughter-in-law Shirley Cole; Grandchildren Lora-Ly, Christian, Devin, Matthew, Angela, Tracy, Jody, Jeremy, Tessie, Joey, Tara, Teah, Collin, Jacob, Michael, Joshua, Nathan, Dayna, Kainalu, Michael Vincent, Brittany, Joshua, Veronica; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 12noon, Friday, September 25, 2015 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment 1pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

FRED VAN DYKE

Posted On September 23rd, 2015 -

$nameFRED VAN DYKE 2 July 1929 - 13 Sept. 2015 Fred Van Dyke, born in San Francisco, 2 July 1929. Graduated from St. Anne's, Lincoln High & SF State College. Taught in Boulder Creek, Ca. & 30 years at prestigious Punahou School in Honolulu. Fred was a waterman; lifeguard, swim instructor, surfer in Santa Cruz, pioneer big wave rider on Hawaii's North Shore. He created & was director of the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational, the first surfer's competition at Sunset Beach. Fred was a writer; contributor to surfing magazines, editor, author of five books (30 Years of Riding the World's Biggest Waves, Once Upon a Wilderness, Riding Huge Waves With Ease, Two Surf Stories for Children [ages 5-105], Once Upon Abundance), narrator of the 1st surf films, a great storyteller & a motivational speaker. Fred was featured in numerous surf films. Fred was also a pioneer in health & fitness, serious about diet & training whose lifestyle inspired many younger athletes. Fred treasured his mountain life in Montana; hiking, back- packing, fly fishing, floating rivers. Fred was always straight forward, unpretentious, mindful & a giver. His enthusiasm, energy, good humor were infectious. He was a loyal friend & dearly loved his wife JoanMarie. Fred deeply touched many lives, his joy, those blue eyes & smile will be remembered. Memorial gifts: Surfrider Foundation, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Punahou School. Celebration Paddle Out Waimea 24 October.

Cynthia Miller Dyer

Posted On September 23rd, 2015 -

CYNTHIA MILLER DYER Died at her home in Napa on September 13, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Norman Dyer and six children; Norman Dyer Jr, Concord; Lenora Dyer, Athens, GA; Jeffery Dyer, Mt View; Andrea Dyer Miller, Corte Madera; Anthony Dyer, Sacramento; and Kathryn Madruga, Sacramento. There are seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren scattered among the above. Cynthia was born in December 1934 at UCSF, the second daughter of Ralfe and Annette Miller, both California natives. While living in Lafayette, she attended Ellis Elementary and Acalanes before graduating from Berkeley High in 1952. As a Freshman at Cal, Cynthia joined the Tri Delta Sorority and worked part time at the Administration Building throughout her college years. Cynthia met Norman Dyer soon after her first days at Cal. They were married at St John's Presbyterian Church on February 11,1954 followed by an evening reception at the Orinda Country Club. Four days later, the couple was off to Ft Lenard Wood Missouri where Lt Dyer would be stationed for the next eighteen months. Returning to the bay area, Cynthia graduated from Cal in 1958 with a degree in Economics. The Dyer's first house was in Lafayette followed by a Danville home big enough for their four children. In 1972, Norm was transferred by Foremost Properties to Hawaii and Kaneohe became home for the next thirty two years. To add to Cynthia's children raising efforts, Tony from Vietnam and Katie from Korea were adopted in the mid 70s. Cynthia was an active member of the Kailua Racquet Club with both tennis and social activities. She and the "over 50" team members played in a championship tournament in Tucson in 1979. Cynthia's Father had started her on the courts when she was nine. With her economics background, Cynthia was in charge of family property and financial matters plus hosting many parties for family, friends and neighbors. In 1992, they purchased and completely remodeled two apartments in Paris. This became a place where they would live for three months every year and provide a "base" for numerous European, North Africa, and Middle East excursions. A few years after her husband retired from Gentry Homes Ltd as CEO, the Dyer's returned to the bay area. They relocated to Tiburon in 2004 before settling in Napa and as a member of the Silverado Country Club. Private services will be held by the family and respectfully requests no flowers. Any donations can be made to American Diabetes Association, Guide Dogs for the Blind or charity of your choice. Many thanks to all the carrying staff at the UC Davis Cancer Center, Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa Valley Hospice, Extended Family Care, Vacaville and marvelous friends and neighbors. Memories and notes of sympathy may be shared at claffeyandrota.com.

Yukio Yokoe

Posted On September 23rd, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-09-24 10.43.45YUKIO YOKOE LTC, U.S. Army (Ret.) 89, a 32° Mason, passed away on August 23, 2015 at home in Honolulu. Born in CA and a graduate of San Jose State University, he also retired from PacTel as a Senior Engineer. He served in the 442nd RCT, 100th Bn in Italy, received a Battlefield Commission during the Korean War, and served in the Vietnam War. Among his many decorations are the Silver Star, Purple Heart, 3 Bronze Stars, and Air Medal. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Juliet; daughters Dawn Yokoe, MD (Andrew Forrest, Omar & Xiaoqiao), Lynn Yokoe (Juliet & Grace), and Joyce Yokoe (David Driver, PhD, Jason & Austin); brother Tom and sister Nancy Ohira. Private services at Punchbowl.

Reverend Norio Sasaki

Posted On September 23rd, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-09-30 10.25.31REVEREND NORIO SASAKI 89, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2015. Born in Wailua, Hawaii, Reverend Sasaki graduated from the University of Hawaii and, after finding his spiritual calling, attended the San Francisco Theological Seminary and Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parish ministry began at St. Johns Episcopal Church on Kauai and continued to St. Clement's, St. Elizabeth's and St. Mark's Episcopal Churches on Oahu. He served as Chaplain at Iolani School for over nineteen years. Following his retirement, he continued his charitable work and ministry in Hawaii and internationally. His work included, among other things, teaching world religion at the University of Beijing in China and Rikkyo Daigaku in Tokyo, Japan. He also functioned as an interim priest at All Saint's Church in Bakewell, England. He is survived by: his wife, Florence; four children and their spouses, James and Diana, Judy and Scott, Paul and Jodi and John and Eda; and ten grandchildren, Samantha, Noelle, Kelly, Erin, Ryan, DJ, Jay, Sammy, Matt, and Zoey. Memorial Service to be held at St. Andrews Cathedral on Saturday September 26. Visitation: 3:00, service and inurnment: 4:00, reception to follow. Casual/Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Kenneth Masao Koseki

Posted On September 23rd, 2015 -

$nameKENNETH MASAO KOSEKI On August 20, 2015, a hero of the "greatest generation" passed away. He was 93. A very dedicated family man who cared about his country and his community, he set high standards for himself and inspired all those who were associated with him. His community service included the following: President of the Honolulu Association of Life Underwriters as well as the State president. National Committee chairman for 3 years. President of the City Bank Founder's club for 5 years. Chairman of the Hawaii Chapter for independent businessmen for the American Cancer society. Born April 10, 1922 in Kohala, on the Big Island to Chuzo and Chiyo Koseki, he was the youngest of 5 children. He helped his family on the farm until Dec. 7, 1941 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. He then volunteered for the "Nisei" combat group which became the famous 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He served as a combat medic in Europe and was awarded a medal for bravery, "beyond the call of duty." He was an avid golfer and swam at San Souci beach everyday with his wife of 65 years, Betty Toyoko Koseki. They were part of a group called the "San Souci litter pickers" and had several articles written about them in the paper and also received a "certificate of appreciation" from then councilman Duke Banum for their community service. He worked as an independent agent for Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii for 39 years and was a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Ken loved his plants and was quite proficient in making "Bonsai" plants from rocks and driftwood that he found on the beach, and he delighted in sharing them with friends and family. "He was a warrior, never complained about his condition and cared about all who helped him at the end. He didn't die, he just 'ran out of breath'..." He is survived by one son, Clayton M. Koseki. Services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Saturday, September 26th, at 4:00 pm, with visitation starting at 3:00 pm. Casual attire, flowers welcomed.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran