Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HILGUND BUCKY

Posted On August 5th, 2012 -

HILGUND BUCKY
1924 – 2012
Founder “Hildgund at Dawkins Benny Jewelers”
Hildgund Bucky, affectionately known as “Hildy” a long time resident of Honolulu for over six decades, peacefully passed away in her home on July 19, 2012 at the age of 88. Hildgund was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany on July 13, 1924. She started her education in jewelry and design, in Vienna and Mannheim. The art schools were closed until the end of the war, so the only chance of completing her education was to attend the trade school in Kaiserslautern at the Masters of Jewelry. In 1944 she graduated with a degree as a journeyman goldsmith in the midst of air raids.
After the war she worked at the American Red Cross in a resort town where the soldiers had R and R activities including arts and crafts. She had her tools and the family sterling she rescued from her home that was destroyed in the bombings. She used the silver to make rings for the soldiers with their initials and traded a carton of cigarettes for a ring. At that Red Cross she met and fell in love with her first husband, Arthur Joseph Weeks, a handsome Hawaiian soldier. They married on August 28, 1948 and with nerve, courage and some trepidation she started her journey to Hawaii.
Fortunately soon after arriving in Hawaii she was able to get employment at McKinley High School teaching an evening class in arts and crafts and textile painting. Hildgund traveled to Lanai once every two weeks to conduct a three hour class. She also had a home workbench made by her father-in-law and worked for Gump’s until the store closed. Then she found full time employment at Ming’s. At that time Ming’s only worked with ivory and sterling silver. Her boss, Mr. Moon got some pearls, jade and gave her carte blanc to created rings, earrings, and broaches in 14K gold. After seven years she began a fascination with black coral and used it with the pearls and jade in rings and pins.
While still working at Ming’s in 1959 her husband, Arthur, died in a drowning accident at the age of 33 leaving Hildgund with two little girls, Malulani and Laola.
She went to work for Maui Divers and after several years there, she opened a small shop in the Merchandise Mart Building in downtown Honolulu, known as Hildgund of Hawaii with her partner and fellow war bride Edith Park. She married Jack Zukerkorn during this time and had a son, Alan in 1964. She divorced Jack after four years and continued to build her business.
She purchased the Dawkins & Benny Co., established in 1873, in 1969 and renamed it “Hildgund at Dawkins Benny.” They had contracts with Hawaiian Telephone Co., many local businesses and schools for service pins and rings. She also made the Hawaiian bracelets, rings and Hawaiian Coat of Arms jewelry. Her clientele were primarily kamaaina. She had her workbench alongside five other jewelers at the store where she created her one of kind designs. Her specialty was redesigning old jewelry into unique, modern pieces. Customers would come in and explain what they wanted and she would draw it on paper for them. From there she would create her master pieces.
When Hildgund met Carl Bucky in 1977, she asked him to help her expand the company. They were married in 1982. Together they built a business that had five stores and an international reputation. They were partners in love, life and business. Hildgund retired in 1995 and in their semi-retirement they traveled the world many times over looking for Colored Gem. Carl died in 2002. Hildgund at Dawkins Benny is still operating in 6 locations in Hawaii. She continued to live in their apartment with occasional trips to visit her daughters in California and family in Europe.
A loving mother and Omi, she is survived by her daughters Malulani Eccleshall, Laola Simmons, and son Alan Zukerkorn; grandchildren Kalei, Keaka, Samantha and Asher; great grandchildren Kamea, Mahina and Ryder.
Hildgund was a gracious lady who cared deeply for the Hawaiian people, their culture and history. She supported The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace. She first saw the palace after the war while being occupied by the military. It was her dream to see it returned to its original stature.
Her kindness, integrity, courage, and compassion will be remembered by everyone who knew her. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Special thanks caregivers Gerhild Daida, Herta McGuire, Sue Gulledge, Nettie Tamale and Kim Rodriguez who provided such loving care to our mother for many years and to Bristol Hospice, Dr. Brett Flynn, Michelle Apana-Sargent, RN, and Mary Jane Miguel, CNA for providing excellent hospice care during the last eight months.
The memorial service and mass will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 North School St. Visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. mass at 11:00 a.m., burial to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends, please join us at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate Hildgund’s life with a champagne toast at Hildgund Jewelry of Hawaii at the Kahala Resort.
Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to Hildgund’s favorite charities, Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace – Honolulu, The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace and the Alzheimer’s Association – Aloha Chapter.

Jussaswalla, Meheroo

Posted On August 5th, 2012 -

JUSSAWALLA, MEHEROO
Economist, Prescient Scholar of the Information Age
Meheroo Jussawalla, (1923-2012) was a respected scholar, college professor, university administrator and researcher both in Hyderabad, India and Hononlulu, Hi,at the EWC and UH and at Nizam College, Women’s College, the Osmania University College of Arts and Sciences, Wharton School of Economics, at St. Mary’s College, MD, Hood College, MD, Osaka, University and elsewhere. She had a distinguished career at the East West Center for 35 years publishing and bringing in grants unparalleled. She is survived by a daughter, Feroza Jussawalla and grandson, Hormuzdiyar Henry Dasenbrock. She published 15 books and over 100 articles on what came to be known as “information economics”. In 1998: a “Festschrift,” was published in her honor. In 1995, she was named Emerita Research Fellow in Telecommunications. A founder of the Pacific Telecommunications Council she played a leadership role for nearly 35 years, where she received a distinguished service award and has a prize named after her. She loved Hawaii and was dedicated to the State, her community and civic and religious organizations. Several Hawaii politicians, Senators Daniel Inouye, Mazie Hirono, Akaka, recognized her contributions. A Zoroastrian, she believed in peace and unity of religious beliefs. She was a faithful member of Unity, Diamond Head. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m., at Unity Church, Diamond Head Circle where all who knew her are invited to come and share their memories and tributes. Please visit our online guestbook for Meheroo at www.remembertheirstory.com

IGNACIO S. SERAPION

Posted On August 4th, 2012 -

IGNACIO S. SERAPION
Age 93, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away July 13, 2012 in Waianae. Born February 1, 1919 in Apaya Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Local 368, Laborer’s International Union.
He is survived by sons, Dominador (Shirley) Serapion, Rogelio (Rosario Mary) Serapion, Jayme (Norma Bautista) Serapion, Vivencio (Mina) Serapion; daughters, Marcelina (Juan) Bautista, Leonora Serapion; 25 grand-children; 18 great-grand-children.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (August 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

JOHN ‘JOHNNY’ WILLIAMS

Posted On August 4th, 2012 -

JOHN ‘JOHNNY’ WILLIAMS
“He Was Our Beginning”
John “Johnny” Williams Sr., 91 years, died on July 28, 2012 of natural causes. He was born in Honolulu and grew up in Liliha, the son of John Williams and Kealoha Aimoku.
At the age of 16, he started working at McCabe, Hamilton and Renny, Ltd. as a stevedore and retired as a supervisor after 52 years of dedicated service.
John loved playing his ukulele, singing, and Sunday afternoons in the backyard “having a few” with family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Jean, daughters, Leatrice Maluhia Kauahi, Bernadette Nalani Williams-Wright, Sandra Kuulei (William Morry) Moskovitz, Louise Kealoha (Howard Harvey) Gerboc, sons, John Williams Jr. and Jeff (Debbie) Williams, 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation on Friday, August 10, 2012, 5:00 p.m. at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel, services to begin at 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire and leis are welcomed.
Our daily stream of life goes on,
but still that vacant chair
recalls the love, the voice, the smile
of the man who once sat there.
Aloha `Oe Dad and Papa!

Tetsuo Matsumoto

Posted On August 4th, 2012 -

TETSUO MATSUMOTO
92, of Honolulu. Retired Maintenance worker for Punahou Schools. Passed on July 11, 2012 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Preceded in death by wife, Teiko. Survived by his son in Illinois, Michael (Virginia); granddaughter, Amanda. Services will be held August 14(Tuesday) at Jodo Mission of Hawaii; visitation 9 a.m., services 10 a.m. Casual attire

Yoshitaka Takaki

Posted On August 4th, 2012 -

YOSHITAKA TAKAKI
90, of Honolulu. Retired Electronic Technician for the Federal Aviation Agency. Born in Hilo, passed on July 18 in Honolulu. Preceded in death by wife, Florence; he is survived by his son, Terry (Doreen); three grandchildren; brothers, Harry Takaki, Alexander Takaki and William Takagi; sisters, Lilly Miyashita and Carol Matsuzaki. Memorial services will be held August 11, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; visitation 10:30, services 11:30. Casual attire, no flowers, no monetary gifts.

MABEL MEDEIROS FREITAS

Posted On August 4th, 2012 -

MABEL MEDEIROS FREITAS
Age 88, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away July 16, 2012 in Waipahu. Born October 26, 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She is survived by son, Charles N. Freitas; daughters, Betty Freitas, Geraldine Rivera; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (August 8) at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church; (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu) Mass 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire.

JAMES KIM LOON YEE

Posted On August 3rd, 2012 -

JAMES KIM LOON YEE
Age 86, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away July 10, 2012 in Kaneohe. Born October 26, 1925 in Waipahu, Hawaii. A retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shipwright foreman and a World War II veteran.
He is survived by wife, Katherine Yee; son, Anthony (Charlene) Yee; 1 grandchild; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, William Yee, Mathew Yee of Guam; sister, Bernice Bailey.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 7) at St Ann’s Catholic Church; (46-129 Haiku Rd., Kaneohe) Mass 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

ANDRES PIGAO VIERNES, SR.

Posted On August 3rd, 2012 -

ANDRES PIGAO
VIERNES, SR.
Age 69, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 5, 2012 in Aiea. Born December 29, 1942 in Tayac, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired tractor operator from Dole Company. Member of San Vicente Alcala Association of Hawaii.
He is survived by wife, Rosalina “Lily” Viernes; daughters, Lolita (Reynaldo) Cuya, Marilyn (Damien) Villanueva, Analyn Viernes (Biv Lovest), Marie (Allan) Romero; sons, Alan (Emma) Viernes, Andres (Enrika) Viernes, Jr.; 15 grandchildren; brothers, Vevincio (Purita) Viernes, Ricardo (Luvi) Viernes; sisters, Isabel Cortez, Alejandra Visarra, Marcelina (Sotero) Cortez, Teresa (Patricio) Alviar, Felisa (Nestor) Respicio.
Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday (August 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (August 9) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOHN YOUNG YUN LEE

Posted On August 3rd, 2012 -

JOHN YOUNG
YUN LEE
Age 85, passed away at his home in Carson City, Nevada on June 29, 2012. John was born in Honolulu on April 17, 1927. He graduated from Farrington High School and joined the US Army serving in the 101st Airborne in Germany at the end of World War II. After leaving the Army he received a B.S. in Police Science from San Jose State University where he met his wife Janet Elizabeth Lee who preceded him in death in 2001. John dedicated his life to law enforcement. His career began with the San Jose PD in 1956. In 1958 he joined the federal law enforcement agency that would become the Drug Enforcement Administration. He returned to Hawai’i in 1966 as the office’s first Special Agent in Charge retiring in 1982. He then worked with the Honolulu Police Commission beginning in 1987 until his second retirement in 1998. John enjoyed the last years of his life in Carson City, NV, volunteering at the Sheriff’s Office, maintaining his firearm skills and driving his blue Mustang. He is survived by his 4 children, 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

PATRICIA ANN KWAI LEN LEONG

Posted On August 3rd, 2012 -

PATRICIA ANN KWAI LEN LEONG
70, of Henderson, NV went home to our Heavenly Father on June 30, 2012. She was born in Honolulu, HI. She taught at various elementary schools before retiring in 1995. She was an active member of the United Church of Christ and was past President (1976) of the ACUW club. Patricia is survived by her husband, Herman Leong, brothers Stanley (Edna), and Lloyd (Stacey), sisters Brenda, Kathleen (Bert), and Linda (Michael), nieces and nephews. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Kam Kin and Betty, and her sister, Sharon. She was laid to rest in Boulder City, NV on July 10, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held on August 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd Street, Honolulu, HI, preceded by a coffee & donut hour at 9:00 AM. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: http:// patricia-ann-kwai-len-leong.forevermissed.com/

JAMES EVERETT WATTS

Posted On August 3rd, 2012 -

JAMES EVERETT WATTS
July 14, 2012
James E. Watts of Honolulu died peacefully at Hale Malamalama. He was born in Bakersfield, California on December 14, 1929 and a veteran of the Navy serving in the Korean War. He graduated from UCLA, married and worked at Alexander Grant Certified Public Accountants of Los Angeles, Ca. He transferred to Hawaii with the Company in 1958. He retired as managing partner in 1983 and continued to serve as a tax consultant with several local law firms until fully retiring in 2005. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Church and an advisor to the Catholic Diocesan Finance Committee. He is survived by his wife Lucile of 55 years, two sons, Joey and Daniel, two daughters, Marylee (Greg) Moore, Laurie (Kevin) McCrary and six grandchildren. He is predeceased by two brothers, John and Donald and survived by one brother, Roger, of California. Inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Monday, August 6th at 1 pm. Donations may be made to Catholic Charities Hawaii or Alzheimer’s Association – Aloha Chapter.

Vergel Adonis

Posted On August 3rd, 2012 -

VERGEL ADONIS
Age 75 passed away on July 28, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 10, 1937, in Manila, Philippines, the son of the late Marcelino & Rosalina Adonis. He was the third of 8 siblings. Vergel is survived by wife Anna, 10 children (Van Torres, Shelly Yamashita, Trang Ching, Peter Nguyen, John Nguyen, Terrie Dieffenbach, Roz Adonis, Bobby Adonis, Carolyn Moriyama, Suzanne Lanting) and 21 grandchildren. His accomplishments include: acquiring a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration; management of several businesses; service in the Filipino community; Medical Missions in the Philippines; active membership of the church. He enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren.
We will celebrate the life of Vergel on August 7, 2012, at 5:00 o’clock, pm with a visitation and 6:00 o’clock, p.m. a ceremony at the Diamond Head Memorial. Relatives and friends are welcome. Aloha attire.

MOSES “MOKI” EUSEBIA CABALSE

Posted On August 3rd, 2012 -

MOSES “MOKI” EUSEBIA CABALSE
Age 73, of Mililani, HI, passed away July 26, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 15, 1938 in Wahiawa, HI. Moses was retired from Castle & Cooke. He was a member of the Royal Drifters.
He is survived by wife, Esther Cabalse; sons, Timothy (Kristy), Moses (Michelle); daughter, Colleen (Aaron); brothers, Peter (Kris), Abraham (Charlene), Sonny; sisters, Dolores (Tom), Carol (Wendell); 8 grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (August 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

TOMICK “TOMAS” ARIOLA ARIOLA

Posted On August 1st, 2012 -

TOMICK “TOMAS” ARIOLA ARIOLA
Age 87, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 21, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born July 5, 1924 in Honokaa, Big Island, Hawaii. A member of the Solsona Club of Hawaii. He previously worked at Barbers Point Golf Course.
He is survived by wife, Germana Toribio Ariola; son, Hector (Sarah) Ariola; daughters, Lylia (Ernesto) Capati, Gina (Robert) Miller; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons.
Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday (August 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Tuesday (August 7) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

LUCILA “LUCY” TACOTACO MARTINEZ

Posted On August 1st, 2012 -

LUCILA “LUCY” TACOTACO MARTINEZ
Age 62, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 28, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 26, 1949 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of the Badoc Pinili Association. Previously worked as a cook for Elena’s, Shiro’s and Rocky’s Coffee Shop, Waipahu.
She is survived by husband, Juanito “Lito” Martinez; son, James T. Martinez; mother, Carolina Tacotaco; brothers, Sergio (Lina) Tacotaco, Rodrigo (Beth) Tacotaco, Ben (Cristy) Tacotaco, Ceasar (Anna) Tacotaco; sisters, Maria (Ben) Coronel, Remy Rowan; grandchild, Jansen Cabbab.
Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (August 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (August 8) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Cleighton Kwock Keong Lau

Posted On August 1st, 2012 -

CLEIGHTON KWOCK KEONG LAU
Of Mililani was a chef at Roy’s Restaurants for 24 years. He was born in 1957 and raised in Kaimuki. He was the fourth of five boys. He passed peacefully at age 55 and is survived by wife Jackie, son Dustin, mother Gladys Lau; brothers Danny (Kat), Andrew (Yvonne), and Eddie (Joyce); father-in-law Al Grogh (Linda) and brother-in-law Brent; nephews Brysonn, Ryan, Trevor, Nicholas, Jared, and Jonathan; and nieces Janelle, Alaynna, and Taryn.

Florentina “Tina” Naone

Posted On July 31st, 2012 -

FLORENTINA “TINA” NAONE
October 29, 1941 -
July 4, 2012
Florentina “Tina” Naone, 70 of Kaneohe retired from Ann Pearl Care Home. Passed on July 4, 2012 in Kailua. Tina has been preceded by death by husband Franklyn & daughter Joanne. She is survived by daughters Kammy, Libby, sons Jr., Bat, Rick, and sister Juanita “Mary” Maxilom; 10 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren. Services will be on Saturday, August 4, 2012 9:30am @ Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

MITSUKO “MITZI” MATSUURA

Posted On July 31st, 2012 -

MITSUKO “MITZI” MATSUURA
Age 92, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 16, 2012 in Aiea. Born March 15, 1920 in Koloa, Kauai.
She is survived by son, Wayne Matsuura; daughters, Shirley “Chico” Matsuura, Ann Ancheta; brothers, Seiji Okutsu
Paul (Floy) Okutsu; sister, Margie Shinn; nieces & nephews; caregivers, Kathy Komori, Cora Lestino, Tonia Scott; Maria Narrido.
Private services were held.

FRANK M. GUILLERMO

Posted On July 31st, 2012 -

FRANK M. GUILLERMO
Age 86, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away June 28, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born January 13, 1926 in Waipahu, Hawaii. A member of Leeward Church of Christ. And a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by brothers, Ben (Vee) Guillermo, Abraham Guillermo; sister, Josephine Guillermo.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (August 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/ Aloha Attire.

Linda Almeida Wetzel

Posted On July 31st, 2012 -

LINDA ALMEIDA WETZEL
June 19, 1921 – July 20, 2011
A year ago you left this earth peacefully at home surrounded by family in Leander, TX. Even though you lived a full life on Maui, Oahu and finally Texas, it is never easy to say goodbye. You were our rock. We miss your wit and humor and taking it “one day at a time” approach to life. We miss you every day. With love from your husband Robert Edwin Wetzel of 56 years, daughter Lori Wetzel Kelly, with husband Darrell, TX, son Henry Richter Wetzel, with wife Marcy, OR, daughter Jane Wetzel, CA, and two grandchildren Sara Tam Kelly and Evan James Kelly, TX.

ELMER MANGRUBANG CORPUZ

Posted On July 31st, 2012 -

ELMER MANGRUBANG CORPUZ
Age 47, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 21, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born March 7, 1965 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Employed at Golden State Food as a truck driver.
He is survived by wife, Cristina B. Corpuz; daughters, Cristelle Corpuz, Cristine Corpuz; son, Christian Isaiah Corpuz; parents, Pedro and Pacita Corpuz; brother, Nardito (Debbie) Corpuz, Christopher (Reyna) Corpuz; sisters, Imelda (Armando) Gonzalez, Anna Liza (David) Corpuz-Snyder; maternal grandmother, Margarita Mangrubang; parents-in-law, Dominador and Flosita Bonifacio.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (August 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (August 6) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ARNOLD JOHN LUDD

Posted On July 30th, 2012 -

ARNOLD JOHN LUDD
Age 90 , of Honolulu, passed away July 9, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 8, 1922 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
He is survived by wife, Vivian O. Ludd; daughter, Jennifer (Louie) Massa; sister, Evelyn Stanczyk; 3 grandchildren; 2 nieces.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday 8/2 at St. Peter & Paul Church, 800 Kaheka Street. Memorial Mass 10:00 a.m. Committal service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HAZEL YOSHIKO HAMURA

Posted On July 30th, 2012 -

HAZEL YOSHIKO HAMURA
Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away on July 18, 2012. Born in Honolulu, she was a seamstress for PJ Romaine Garment Factory and formerly for Kahala Sportswear. She is survived by her daughter, Florence Saito; sons, Richard (Rose), Lance (Dale) and Ted Hamura; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and sister, Sue Nishimura. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

SEDRO CHRISTOPHERSTINE SOFEAR

Posted On July 30th, 2012 -

SEDRO CHRISTOPHERSTINE SOFEAR
June 30, 2012
Born March 5, 1919 to Sedro and Helen Sofear in Bainbridge Island, WA. Married Evangeline in 1945. Director of Finance for Bishop Estate, Kamehameha Schools. Loved deeply his wife Evangeline for 67 years and his daughter Jacqueline. Enjoyed the game of baseball and time on his Hawaiian bowling league.
Sedro is survived by his wife Evangeline, daughter Jacqueline Kehaunani of Honolulu, HI, niece Namaleuokalani Baker (Steve) and great nephew Alexander, of Palos Verdes, CA, Brother in Law, Lawrence Blanchfield, niece Vickie Davis (Howard), and great nephews Howie and Eric of Puyallup, WA and niece Julie Baker (Ken) and great nephews Zachary and Joshua of Spokane, WA. Celebration of life services at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community.

Ritsuko Nakagawa Moniz

Posted On July 29th, 2012 -

RITSUKO NAKAGAWA MONIZ
Ritsuko Nakagawa Moniz, 89, of Honolulu, a retired cashier for HGEA, passed away on June 29, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in North Kohala. She is survived by daughters Barbara Tomita (Alvin), Ann Suen (Randall), Linda Petersen (Craig); daughter-in-law Pam Moniz; grandchildren Paula, Charles & Melanie Moniz, Jamie Tomita, Kristin Nakasato (Davin), Reyn & Kelsy Suen, Gavin (Karen) & Malia Petersen; two great-grandchildren Breagh & Royson; sisters Dorothy Morita, Kozue Awaya, Aiko Takemoto. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert P Moniz and son, Albert P Moniz, Jr. Visitation 2 p.m., Services 3 p.m. at Holy Nativity Church in Aina Haina on Sunday, August 5. Casual attire, no flowers

ANNETTE TOSHIE OKA

Posted On July 29th, 2012 -

ANNETTE TOSHIE OKA
Age 55, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 13, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 12, 1957 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Daughter of Kiyoko and Harry Oka.
She is survived brothers, Brian Oka, Garrick (Joann) Oka.
Private services were held.

YUTAKA “JAMES” HAGIO

Posted On July 29th, 2012 -

YUTAKA “JAMES” HAGIO
Age 87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away June 15, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born July 21, 1924 in Waialua, Hawaii. Former owner of Wahiawa Chevron Service.
He is survived by son, Allen Hagio; daughter, Myrna Suzuki; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
Private services were held.

TADAMI IZUTSU

Posted On July 29th, 2012 -

TADAMI IZUTSU
88, of Honolulu, a retired NCR Corporation District Manager and WWII veteran (442nd Regimental Combat Team, K Company) passed away on July 23, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai.
He is survived by wife, Nobue, daughters Lisa, and Laura Giddings (James), grandson, Elan Giddings; sisters: Grace Kumabe, Jane Nakabayashi, Thelma Akau, Satsuki Izutsu; brothers: Setsuo Izutsu and Dr. Satoru Izutsu; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. with A Celebration of Life to follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala Street. Aloha Attire. No flowers please.

WILLIAM E. KAUAIHILO

Posted On July 29th, 2012 -

WILLIAM E. KAUAIHILO
Age 76, of Pahrump, Nevada, passed away March 15, 2012 in Las Vegas. Born November 1, 1935 in Aiea, Hawaii. William retired as an air traffic controller from the Diamond Head Crater.
He is survived by wife, Carol Kauaihilo; sons, Clifford Kauaihilo of NV, Kalani (Dara) Kauaihilo, Alika (Debbie) Kauaihilo, Kawika (Judy) Kauaihilo, Keoni Kauaihilo of FL; daughters, Diana (Pedro) Kauaihilo-Flores of Guam, Puanani (John) Kauaihilo-Roundy of NM, Iwalani Hulaton; brother, Andrew Orlando, Jr.; sisters, Laulupe Dempster, Harriet (George) Clark of NY, Rosemary Decker, Lou-Ann (Al) Scaife of
Indiana; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (August 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m.


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