Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MARGARET ANN PAHIO

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

MARGARET ANN PAHIO The family of Margaret Ann Pahio would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have showed us love and support during this time and invite you to join us in celebrating her life. Thursday May 26, 2016 at New Hope Hilo, Kupulau. 4:30-6:30pm Visitations, 6:30pm Services. Saturday May 28, 2016 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetary #2 at 8:30am for burial, followed by a celebration of life at New Hope Hilo at 12noon. She was survived by her children Kimberly Pahio (Scott Maluo), Timbelyn Pahio, Shon Pahio (Destiny Mayeda) & hanai son Max (Christina) Pahio. Grand- children Taylor Carriaga (Blade Ota), Deion Carriaga, Saydee Fujioka, Jazmin Pahio, Jaydee Fujioka, Haydin Pahio, Natania Pahio & Kahlan Pahio. Sisters Bernadette (Marty) Parrish & Christine (Jarry) Belledo.

BESSIE KIKUYO NISHIKAWA

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

BESSIE KIKUYO NISHIKAWA Bessie Kikuyo Nishikawa, age 84, of Henderson, NV, passed away on February 21, 2016 in Nevada. Born in Honaunau-Kona, and a former resident of Pearl City, HI, she was a self-employed dress designer/maker and a sewing teacher. Preceded in death by her husband, Shigeru, she is survived by her sons, Alan (Lisa) and Brian Nishikawa; daughter, Cynthia (Peter) Fabry; grandchildren Derek and Elyse Nishikawa; sisters, Takiyo Tanaka and Tokiko Sakata. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

RICHARD YOSHIMI FUJIWARA

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

RICHARD YOSHIMI FUJIWARA Age 92, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 21, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 25, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by sons, Kevin (Roxanne) Fujiwara, Lanson (Sarinya) Fujiwara, Damon (Tirisita) Fujiwara; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.

Nikki Kinuko Krejci-Merritt

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

NIKKI KINUKO KREJCI-MERRITT July 30, 1974 ~ May 1, 2016 Resident of Discovery Bay Nikki passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 1, 2016 of natural causes from an undiagnosed medical condition. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her sweet and kind nature, generosity, and distinctive, joyous laughter. She was a beautiful person. Nikki was born in Concord, CA and graduated from Northgate High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters of Arts Degree in Communicative Disorders with Honors from the University of the Pacific in Stockton in 1998. She worked with autistic children and later worked for a local business rising to COO in that company. In the last few years she devoted her time as mother to her only daughter, a role she cherished. She loved to ski and loved Yoga and taught her daughter to love these things as well. She loved all water sports, her horse, Knight Time and her dogs Una and Tia. Nikki is survived by her daughter; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. James Krejci of Diablo, California; her sister, Dr. Sharon Krejci Mowat and brother-in-law, Robert John Mowat; and niece of Danville, California. She was particularly close to her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Toshio Kutsunai, M.D. of Hilo, Hawaii. Her paternal grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. William Krejci of Columbus, Ohio. We will soon be setting up a charitable fund in Nikki's name so that her short life will have a deeper meaning. Our hope is that Nikki's friends and family will make donations in her memory. Our intent is to use these donations to support the causes that were important to Nikki; including women's and children's causes and animal welfare

ALICE A. MATSUO SATO

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

ALICE A. MATSUO SATO Age 85, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 17, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born October 2, 1930 in Wahiawa, HI. A member of the Haleiwa Shingon mission. She is survived by husband, James T. Sato; son, Carl (Ann) Sato, Roy (Lori) Sato; daughter, Evelyn Sato; sister, Myrna Segawa; grandsons, Craig (Shannon) Sato, Scott Sato; granddaughters, Jennifer (Myles) Miyashiro, Lauren (Jeremiah) Ana, Taryn Sato, Mari Sato; 5 great- grandchildren. Private services held. No flowers please. No koden (monetary offerings) please.

Haruyo (Ito) Sweeney

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

HARUYO (ITO) SWEENEY Haruyo (Ito) Sweeney, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on May 2, 2016 at the age of 82, surrounded by her family. She passed knowing she was deeply loved and cherished. She was born in Nagoya, Japan, on February 22, 1934, where she lived until she met her loving husband and embarked on a 63-year journey. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and quietly lived her life with grace and dignity. She is survived by her loving husband, Bernard; a son, Jimmy (Christine); daughters, Patty (Bill) Mathews, Monica (Allen) Hirai; and her two grandchildren, Christen Hirai and Brett Mathews. In keeping with her wishes, a private service was held with her immediate family. We are forever grateful to Queen's Geriatrics and the staff at Manoa Senior Care for the kind and compassionate care they provided my mother as she bravely fought to overcome the cruel effects of a stroke. Her one wish was to walk once again, and today we are confident she is blissfully walking with the angels.

JOHN TOHRU MATSUNAGA

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

JOHN TOHRU MATSUNAGA Age 92, of Honolulu, passed away on May 2, 2016. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he was a retired estimator for Deluxe Sheet Metal Co. Preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Sakakihara Matsunaga, he is survived by his daughters, Cheryl (Clifford) Terawaki, Marsha (Wendel) Watase and Aimee Ogata; grandchildren, Crissy (Todd) Kawamoto, Dan Terawaki, Staci (Mike) Clute, John Watase, Kimberly Ching, Shelby Ching, Clinton (Dina) Ogata and Jarrett Ogata; great-grandchildren, Danielle Terawaki-Doble and Koby Ogata; brother Wayne (Cynthia) Matsunaga and sister, June Igarashi. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ROY KUWAHARA

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

ROY KUWAHARA Roy Kuwahara, 75, passed away on May 8, 2016, with his family by his side in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. He was born on July 17, 1940, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended Kaimuki High School and continued his education at San Jose State University. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, 3 daughters, 2 stepdaughters, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with good friends. A graveside service will be held on May 25, 2016, at Diamond Head Mortuary.

MONICA BAYLON SADORRA

Posted On May 21st, 2016 -

MONICA BAYLON SADORRA Age 90, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 26, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 4, 1925 in Maglaoi, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Froilan (Maria) Sadorra, Efren (Shiner) Sadorra, Richard (Mildred) Sadorra, Wilson (Michele) Sadorra; daughters, Venia Sidiaren, Selvina Raguindin, Inoni (Nestor) Dimaya, Arceli (Melecio) Alvarado, Glenda (Froilan) Tapec, Helen (Asa) Aoki; 30 grandchildren; 47 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (May 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; prayer service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (May 25) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach); mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

JANE ASAKO ASADA

Posted On May 21st, 2016 -

JANE ASAKO ASADA Age 96, of Aiea, HI, passed away May 3, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born August 10, 1919 in Aiea, HI. She was the retired proprietor of Waipahu Fish Market and a member of the Aiea Hongwanji. She is survived by sons, James (Hiromi) Asada, Leslie Asada, David (Karen) Asada; brother, Harold (Kathryn) Takeoka; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday (May 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. No flowers, please.

WAYNE PAUL HERODIAS

Posted On May 20th, 2016 -

WAYNE PAUL HERODIAS Age 47, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 20, 2016 in Waianae. Born March 2, 1969 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by former wife, Cynthia Kuba; sons, Jordan Herodias-Kuba, Jenzen Kuba- Herodias; father & step mom, Robert (Juliette) Herodias, Sr.; mother & step dad, Ischyria (Wayne) Matsuura; brothers, Robert Herodias, Jr., Lyle (Mahina) Matsuura; sisters, Serena Herodias, Marianne (Devin) Valentin. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (May 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

KAZUME OKUDA

Posted On May 20th, 2016 -

KAZUME OKUDA Age 96, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 24, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born February 29, 1920 in Hawaii. She is survived by brother, Albert (Jane) Watanabe; sister, Jean (Terry) Ishimoto. Private Services were held.

Shigeru “George” Nagao

Posted On May 20th, 2016 -

SHIGERU GEORGE NAGAO November 22, 1929 - April 27, 2016 Shigeru "George" Nagao, of Kaneohe, a retired mason, passed away at Ann Pearl Nursing Home. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lillian; daughter Charlyn Kurogi (Garrett); sons, Thomas Nagao (Li), Michael Nagao (Laurie); 4 grandchildren (Pennie Kurogi, Tamlyn Kurogi, Corrie Kurogi & Daniel Nagao). He is also survived by sister Janet Shinbara; brother Wilfred Nagao. Visitation: 11:30AM. May 27 at Pali View Baptist Church. Services: 12:30PM. Burial: 3:00PM. Casual Attire. No flowers.

MARGARET “PEPSIE” MITSUYE YONEZAKl

Posted On May 19th, 2016 -

MARGARET PEPSIE MITSUYE YONEZAKI MARGARET "PEPSIE" MITSUYE YONEZAKl, 91 of Honolulu. Housewife, passed peacefully at home on May 14, 2016. She is survived by her son, Michael (Linda) of Torrance, CA; daughter, Susan Michihara (Douglas); grandchildren, Matthew, John & Micah Michihara, Kelley, Kai & Kris Yonezaki; sister, Nora Morihara. Services will be held Wednesday (5/25/16) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, 10AM visitation at 9AM. Casual attire.

EMERY SHUNRO NAKASHIMA

Posted On May 19th, 2016 -

EMERY SHUNRO NAKASHIMA Age 91, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 3, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. He served in the Mililtary Intelligence Service for the U.S. Army during WWII and retired as an electronics technician at NAVSEACENPAC (Naval Sea Support Center, Pacific). He is survived by wife, Mary Nakashima; daughters, Leatrice Nakashima, Jocelyn (Stanley Ching) Nakashima, Linda (Gary Sakumoto) Nakashima; brothers, Brian (Sue) Nakashima, Charles (Thelma) Nakashima, Edwin (Janice) Nakashima, Walter (Gloria) Nakashima; sisters, Irene Oki, June Ooka, Ruby Matsumoto; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Patricia Butters Chung

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

$namePATRICIA BUTTERS CHUNG Patricia Ann Butters Chung, age 73, formerly of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on April 8, 2016 from being struck by a car. She was born on March 13, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Francis Tirell Butters, a Naval Officer, and June Worley Butters. In 1975, she married Dathan Paul Chung, an art teacher at Pearl City High School, son of Charles Chung and Julia Chang Chung of Honolulu, Hawaii. Patricia was the loving and dedicated mother to son Charles-David Chung and daughter Kanani Chung. She was the sister to Stephen F. (Marilyn) Butters and Francine (Terry M.) Butters Mauldin. And sister in spirit through marriage to Glenda Hinchey, Nedra Chung, Sylvia Thompson, and Lucille Helmbrecht. Pat was a graduate of The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. She first worked in the islands at Queen's Medical Center, later retring after 30 years of service from Kapiolani Medical Center. She was a dedicated memeber of The Church of Latter Day Saints, volunteer for the Lyon Arboretum and PBS Insights, and Cub Scouts Den Mother. Her compassionate, patient, and friendly spirit will be greatly missed. A memorial service for her will be held on May 21, 2016 at The Latter Day Saints Tabernacle at 1560 South Beretania St., Honolulu. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. Service and program at 11:00 a.m. with lunch reception to follow. Aloha attire.

PEDRO LACQUIAO ENCARNACION

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

PEDRO LACQUIAO ENCARNACION Age 63, of Kapolei, HI, passed away April 7, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born September 14, 1952 in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Dhonna Beth Encarnacion; sister, Edith Clemente; 30 grandnieces & grandnephews Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (May 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Prayer service 6:30 p.m.; Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Saturday (May 21) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m.; Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

PETER “PETE” TOTOR

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

PETER PETE TOTOR Age 89, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 18, 2016 in Honolulu. Born January 8, 1927 in Wailuku, Maui. He retired from the Army Department of Defense and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Cecilia Y. Totor; daughter, Patricia (Claude) Colemon; hanai daughter, Mara Lani (Stanley) Wong; 2 grandchildren; 2 great- children. Private services held.

SUSANA AGANUS PACARIEM

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

SUSANA AGANUS PACARIEM Age 101, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 17, 2016 in Waipahu. Born May 20, 1914 in Batac, Ilocos Norte,Philippines. She is survived by sons, Ernesto (Pressie) Pacariem, Rodolfo (Erlinda) Pacariem, Roger (Evelyn) Pacariem; daughters, Estrel (Felix) Guiriba, Imelda (Alfred) Naidas, Aurora Pacariem; 26 grandchildren; 53 great-grand- children; 14 great-great-grand- children Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (May 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (May 23) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome..

Douglas Henrickson Correa

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

DOUGLAS HENRICKSON CORREA Born March 7, 1941. Died May 10, 2016 after a long illness.Mr. Correa is a retired Realtor. He graduated in the class of 1959 from Maryknoll and is also a University of Hawaii graduate. He is survived by his wife Colleen, son Douglas Jr., (Kim) of Kailua and daughter Dana Correa Anderson. Also survived by brothers Rodney (Carolyn) of Henderson Nevada and Patrick (Margie) Ogawa of Seattle, Washington and 2 nephews and 4 nieces. Services friday May 20 at Holy Trinity Church, Kuliouou. Private viewing 8:45-9:15 am, Rosary 9:15-9:45 am, public viewing 09:45-10:45 am and Mass at 10:45 am. Burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 12:45 pm.

TOMMY TAMIO KONO

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

TOMMY TAMIO KONO Age 85, of Aiea, HI, passed away April 24, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 27, 1930 in Sacramento, CA. He was a 3-time Olympic Weightlifting Champion and retired as a physical fitness specialist for the City & County of Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Florence Kono; sons, Jamieson K. (LilyAnn) Lear-Kono, Mark E. Kono; daughter, JoAnn T. (Gary) Sumida; 3 grandchildren Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (May 23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); memorial service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Attire Aloha.

George Alawa, Jr.

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

GEORGE ALAWA, JR. May 8, 2016 George Alawa Jr., 83, of Honolulu, died at The Care Center of Honolulu, under Hospice Care. He was born in Tokyo, Japan. He was a veteran and member of Chapter VIII Special Forces Association. After retiring from Honolulu Gaspro after 30 years, he enjoyed playing and teaching keyboard at the Senior Center. He also enjoyed entertaining with a musical group at hotels and care homes. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Alawa and Aya Toki Alawa, and his son Michael. He is survived by his wife Miyoko Ide Alawa, and extended family members. Private services. No Flowers.

Chad Haruo Lee

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

CHAD HARUO LEE Chad Haruo Lee, 46, died peacefully in his home in Tualatin, Oregon, on April 8th, 2016. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii till 1997. Chad attended James B. Castle High School and graduated in 1988. He is survived by his parents Eugene B.S. Lee & Ann Misao (Yamanaka) Lee, Sister Cindy Lee-Dunn and Brother-in-law William Dunn. Per Chad's request no funeral or memorial services will be held. Condolences may be sent to anninhawaii@twc.com

MARGARET MATILDA KAHALEWAI

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

MARGARET MATILDA KAHALEWAI Age 89, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 20, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born March 5, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughter, Cindy McEnroe, Cynthia (Adam) Walker; Step son, Albert (Carmen) Kahalewai; brothers,Clarence (Annie) Ortiz, William (Barbara) Ortiz; sisters, Sherry Colon, Clara Sanchez; 6 grandchildren;5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (May 19) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach); mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Philip H. Roach, Jr.

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

$namePHILIP H. ROACH, JR. November 16, 1925 - April 28, 2016 Philip Henry Roach, Jr. of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away on April 28, 2016. He is survived by his wife Charlotte, his children, David, L�on, Zite and Mimi, and his grandchildren. He was an architect, an avid racing sailor, a scholar and collector of Japanese woodblock prints, and served 40 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mahalo nui loa to Dr. Melvin Kaheana Chang and the Salakielu family. Please see www.philiproachjr.com for photos of Philip's amazing life.

WAYNE NOBUYUKI KATO

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

WAYNE NOBUYUKI KATO Age 95, of Aiea, HI, passed away April 18, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born April 1, 1921 in Lahaina, Maui. He was a retired Federal Civil Service supervisor at the Kapalama Ordnance Department. He is survived by wife, Kay Kiyoko Kato; son, Clayton (Cheryl) Kato; brothers, Dennis Kato, Yasuto (Mary Lou) Kato Hanai; sister, Elaine Kamibayashi; granddaughter, Jaecie Kato; numerous nieces and nephews. Private services held.

SAMUEL YONG, JR

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

$nameSAMUEL YONG, JR 10-19-1938 to 4-25-2016 Hosoi Mortuary Monday May 16 Visitation 5:15pm Service 6:00pm

MARY SOON BOK GOO

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

MARY SOON BOK GOO 91, of Kaneohe died peacefully with family members present on April 29, 2016. She was born in Honolulu a sister to 2 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Dwight Carias; 4 grandchildren Randall Watson, Kristina Roose, Caldon Carias, Levi Carias and wife Wendy Carias; and 4 great grandchildren Justin, Jacob, Joshua and Brooke. Private services were held in Honolulu.

Robert Paul Freitas, Jr.

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

ROBERT PAUL FREITAS, JR. Robert Paul Freitas, Jr., a resident of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away Sunday April 17, 2016. Born to Robert Paul Freitas, Sr. and Florence Billamore Freitas in El Paso Texas on August 8,1959. He Graduated from Castle High School in 1977 and worked as a sales manager for Construction Materials Inc. located in Honolulu. Robert was a great singer, pianist ,and paddled with New Hope Canoe Club. He is survived by his father, Robert P. Freitas, Sr.; brothers, Rockland "Rocky" Freitas, Troy Freitas, Steven "Kuni" Freitas, Ryan Gilla, and Lyle Freitas; sister Olympia Freitas. Service for Robert will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Service to begin at 10:30, with burial to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

JACOB “KENJI” MEYER

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

JACOB KENJI MEYER Age 79 of Kaneohe passed away May 7, 2016. Born in Honolulu. Retired Carpenter. Survived by sons Aaron, David, Jason (Lena), Kau'i (Janell); daughter Jennie; 7 grand- children; 1 great grandchild; sister Sarah Teixiera; numerous in-laws, nieces & nephews; Visitation 10:00am Services at 11:00am Saturday May 21, 2016 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; No Flowers. Casual attire.

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