Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

AMADEO BENIGNO GAMIAO

Posted On September 21st, 2012 -

AMADEO BENIGNO GAMIAO
Age 85, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away September 3, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 3, 1926 in Barrio #5 Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Waialua Sugar Company after 42 yrs of service. Member of Vintaranians of Hawaii.
He is survived by wife, Asuncion B. Gamiao; son, Edgar (Catherine) Gamiao; daughter, Elaine (Robinson Jr.) Cubi; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Honorio (Edna) Gamiao; sister, Damiana Quilang.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (September 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (September 27) at St Michael’s
Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WALTER A.F. ENRIQUEZ

Posted On September 21st, 2012 -

WALTER A.F. ENRIQUEZ
Founder of Na Imi Kupale Iho (Kajukenbo Karate) in Waianae, passed on Sept. 3, 2012. Born Aug. 30, 1948, a retired member of Hawaii Carpenters Union, he was active in the community founding his Martial Arts School, Teaching in Leeward DOE Schools, Boy Scout Troop 162 and a AYSO Coach. Survived by Wife-Gloria Enriquez, Sons- Walter Enriquez, Jr. & David Enriquez (Vennessa Bassette-Keohuhu) and Grandaughter JessicaDale Bassette-Enriquez. Sisters- Annie Enriquez & Shirley (Larry) Nagasawa; and, many nephews, & nieces. Services on Sat., Sept. 29 at Mililani Memorial Mauka. Visitation 6pm Service 7pm. Casual Attire or Martial Arts Gi and Belt are welcome.

Gwendolyn Ruth Hines Costello

Posted On September 21st, 2012 -

GWENDOLYN RUTH HINES COSTELLO
Passed away at home in Burien, WA at 87 with her daughter and her grandson Spencer at her side on July 17th 2012.
She had moved with her husband Frank and two children to Hawaii in 1969. A nurse for over 60 years, she followed her passion of ensuring and safeguarding the health and safety of military dependent women and children in the Pacific. Her husband predeceased her in 1978.
In her last years, her eyesight failed her and she reluctantly moved to the northwest to live with her daughter’s family.
She is survived by her sister, Candace, daughter Maura (Robert), her son James and grandsons Griffin, Adam and Spencer.
Interment of her ashes will take place at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make a donation to the charity of your choice in her name.

William B. Hassler

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

WILLIAM B. HASSLER
March 18, 1932 -
September 20, 2002
IN MEMORIAM
“And when like her, O Saki, you shall pass
Among the guests star-scattered on the grass,
And in your joyous errand reach the spot
Where I made one-turn down an empty glass!”
Omar Khayyam

RANDY LEE KARNS

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

RANDY LEE KARNS
Randy Lee Karns passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the age of 65. He is predeceased by his parents, Coye and Genevieve Karns. Randy is survived by his loving wife, Jackie, of 34 years; daughter Lori Karns and her husband, Matt Spitz, of New York City; daughter Kelly Karns and her fiancé, John Gardner, of San Francisco; brother Gerald Karns of Lead, South Dakota; and brother Larry Karns and his wife, Rickie, of Spearfish, South Dakota.
Randy grew up in the small gold mining town of Central City, South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1969, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Immediately after graduation, he started his accounting career at Arthur Andersen & Co in Los Angeles, CA. He worked his way up in the ranks from a Staff position in 1969 to Manager in 1974 and in 1980 he was admitted to the Worldwide Partnership. In 1982 he co-founded and became the Managing Partner of the Hawaii Office of Arthur Andersen. In the 30+ years he was there, Randy opened doors for hundreds of others. Whether he was helping existing clients, meeting with business leaders in the community, or mentoring aspiring young accountants, Randy’s leadership, integrity, and business acumen were critical in making Andersen one of the most well-respected accounting firms in Honolulu. In 2002, Andersen shut its doors, but not before Randy conceived of and led the reinvention of the Firm by acquiring the Hawaii practice, retaining its employees and clients, and creating a new practice currently known as KMH LLP. Under Randy’s leadership, the Hawaii office of Arthur Andersen is the only surviving office worldwide.
Throughout his career, Randy lead, mentored, and achieved. At the end of the day, that made everyone around him successful. The reputation he built and lifelong friends he has made during his career are a testament of his character and success. Randy recognized that education, hard work, and integrity were pillars to his success and as a result, he strove to pass these values on to his daughters and other young accountants and mentees.
Randy enjoyed all sports whether he was a participant or an observer. He played high school football, basketball and was an avid skier. Randy enjoyed collecting wine, but found even more pleasure in sharing a glass with family and friends. However, Randy’s true passion was music. To Randy, “music gave a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” (Plato) He loved to listen to vinyl records and had an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz albums and musicians. Most of all, he loved playing his trumpet each summer alongside his daughters and lifelong friends in the Northern Hills Community Band in Deadwood, South Dakota. This was his 50th year playing in ‘The Band’. His wife, Jackie, was always right there cheering them on and Randy was quick to credit Jackie for her unwavering support of both his career and the upbringing of their daughters. He spoke with pride, thankfulness and love of how she would read to Lori and Kelly every night. It was just one example of the bond and love they shared.
Randy will always be remembered with great admiration as a leader in the community. He was a person of high integrity, extreme thoughtfulness and widespread generosity. Randy was a loving husband, father and friend.
To honor Randy’s request, there will be no funeral service.
To continue Randy’s legacy of mentorship and community leadership, an endowed scholarship fund at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa to support students pursuing a degree in accountancy will be established in his honor. Memorial gifts may be sent payable to “UH Foundation” with a note “Randy Karns Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Accountancy” to UH Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270 or you may give online at www.uhfoundation.org.

LEONARD FRANCIS ARIOLA

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

LEONARD FRANCIS ARIOLA
Age 58, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away August 31, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 19, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employed at Pearl Harbor Naval Exchange for over 30 years.
He is survived by brother, Pastor R. Ariola; sisters, Christina Meller, Lydia Kapololu.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (September 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Wednesday (September 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12 Noon Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ELAINE NORIKO SAKAITANI

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

ELAINE NORIKO SAKAITANI
Age 93, of Honolulu, HI, passed away August 22, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 20, 1919 in Ewa Plantations, Ewa, Hawaii. A Nutritionist at the Palama Settlement, and a volunteer for Meals On Wheels.
She is survived by sisters, Alice Nakano and Laura Bingo of CA.
Private Services were held.

LEONARD S. GONSALVES

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

LEONARD S. GONSALVES
Age 68, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 3, 2012 in Kona. Born August 11, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the Navy League and the Koa Puna Motorcycle Club. Retired from the State Department of Corrections.
He is survived by spouse, Anita Gonsalves; daughter, Teresa Gonsalves; sons, William S. Gonsalves, Michael J. (Malia) Gonsalves; 7 grand-children.
Visitation 9:15 a.m. Monday (September 24) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Jennifer Hing Wai Wu Chan

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

JENNIFER HING WAI WU CHAN
Age 62, died in her home on September 13, 2012. She was born under communist rule in China on August 26, 1950, and the youngest of six children. She endured persecution and ridicule as the child of a “land owner” and was forbidden from pursuing a university education.
In 1972, at the young age of 22, she escaped China and received amnesty in Hong Kong. While there, she worked a number of demeaning jobs to save enough money in order to create a better life for herself. By 1974 she received a coveted opportunity to immigrate to Honolulu, Hawaii. When she first stepped foot on American soil, she didn’t speak a word of English and had less than a hundred dollars to her name.
Jennifer toiled in the restaurant business for more than 35 years and learned how to speak English by phonetically studying menus and conversing with customers who quickly grew to love and admire her. Through her courage, hard work, and perseverance Jennifer went on to own and operate a number of restaurants in Hawaii: Chan’s Dim Sum and Wonton Restaurant and Chan’s Chinese Restaurant on South King Street, Chan’s Gourmet Buffet on Nimitz Highway, and Little Village Noodle House in Chinatown. To date, Little Village has won more than 20 awards for outstanding service and cuisine including numerous Hale Aina and Ilima awards. The restaurant has also been positively reviewed by the New York Times, Zagat, Fodor’s, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Jennifer was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in November 2008 and fought courageously against the disease for almost four years. She relocated to New York City in 2010 to begin receiving treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital. While there, she underwent two stem cell transplants, but ultimately lost her battle against cancer. Jennifer was brought back to Hawaii to spend her remaining days and passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.
Jennifer Hing Wai Chan touched the lives of every single person she encountered and will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, lifelong friend, and a respected leader. She will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, please give generously to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/jenniferchan or at 1-866-815-9501.
Public visitation will take place at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea Street, on September 23, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The memorial service will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, at 2:30 p.m.
Jennifer is survived by husband Kenneth, son Brian, daughter Janna, daughter-in-law Aimee, brothers Paul and How Ming Wu, sisters Qing Xiang and Qing Hung Wu, and grandchildren Ellie and Connor.

MARY TAGLE ELLASOS

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

MARY TAGLE ELLASOS
Age 94, of Waialua, HI, passed away September 13, 2012 in Waialua. Born September 15, 1917 in Koloa, Kauai, HI. Predeceased by sons, Alfred Boncalesa Kilantang, Jr., Frederick Russell Kilantang.
She is survived by sons, Errol Eugene (Lynnette) Kilantang, Gilbert Wayne (Lori Ann) Kilantang; daughters, Barbara Jean (Richard) Orillo, Carmencita May (John) Isabelo, Donna (Raymond) Imbo; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (September 25) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ROBERT KEKUMU ELLIS

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

ROBERT KEKUMU ELLIS
88, passed away on September 10, 2012 after a lengthy illness. A private family graveside inurnment service was held at Diamond Head Memorial Cemetery.
Robert Kekumu Ellis, Bob or Kumu as family called him, was the eldest of seven children born to William Ellis and Maraea Pihaleo Ellis at Nawiliwili, Kaua’i on February 19, 1924. He graduated from Kauai High School where he was an active student leader, talented artist, violinist and thespian and was elected Student Body President in his senior year.
After high school, Bob was a University of Hawaii ROTC cadet on December 7, 1941, and was immediately pressed into service with the Hawai’i Territorial Guard. After the emergency was deemed over, he worked as an Instrument Maker at Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard until drafted. After he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Ground Forces Pacific, he enrolled at Harvard University from which he graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Bob’s first job after college was as a civilian Military Occupational Standards Job Analyst operating out of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He conducted time-motion studies for all the newly created military jobs, including various levels of rocket scientists at White Sands in New Mexico, and other new positions at sites around the country. After two years, this project was complete and military job descriptions for all newly created jobs were adopted and became operative.
Following that special assignment, Bob was hired by the Washington Daily News. Within a few months, he participated in a national test being circulated by IBM for a proposed publications project. Of those who participated nationally screened, Bob was one of five top candidates selected for special training by IBM with Scripps-Howard Publishing Company. IBM selected Bob to take their specialized training and hired him to implement the “first ever” project to computerize Scripps-Howard publishing sites in Cincinnati, Denver, Memphis and Washington,
D.C. Quite a challenge and responsibility for a Hawaiian boy from Kaua’i! He directed the installation and personally programmed operational capabilities in all four cities. His job done, Bob left for other opportunities.
After the IBM/Scripps Howard project was over, Bob was hired by the Washington Post and started experimenting with computerizing art and graphics to be used in advertisements for various media. Talented as an artist, Bob was involved in the early computer technology which became more fashionable and interesting to use in news and magazine ads. A side benefit was brushing elbows with consulting customers like Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor and others. Before retiring, he trained the next generation of computer professionals in the potentials for creativity in the field.
The exciting things that he was doing, mostly on the leading edge of technical advancement, the accessibility of outstanding theatrical and stage shows, fast paced developments in a variety of fields, and much more captivated Bob, so his return trip from Harvard to Hawai’i after graduation was delayed for approximately 40 years. Therefore, Bob had to be satisfied in the interim with ono Hawaiian food and Hawai’i news through the mail or visiting relatives and friends. Auwe! Finally, Bob returned home in the year 2003 and resided in Moanalua Valley with his widowed sister.
We celebrate the life of Robert Kekumu “Bob” Ellis who in his quiet, unassuming, creative way has made significant contributions in every field of his interest and involvement. This modest and self-effacing bright Native Hawaiian has shown all who follow what exciting and significant contributions we can make to benefit us all when we strive for excellence in performing while having fun in the excitement of living.
Friends will remember the different facets of this complex, highly intelligent free spirit who enjoyed every talent with which the Almighty blessed him.
He is survived by siblings: Winona Ellis Rubin, Edith U. Ellis, Patrick H. Ellis of Honolulu and Dorothy Ellis Zeffiro of Lihue, Kauai; nephew, William Ellis Zeffiro and his family, Keola B. (Kyla) Zeffiro, Jordyn Zeffiro, of Lihue, Kauai, nephew: Frank (Laurie) Zeffiro III, of Torrington, Connecticut, and niece, Winona (Shane) Nelson, Seth and Mia, of Boise, Idaho. Also surviving are numerous William Ellis ‘ohana.

Stanley G. Harlan

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

STANLEY G. HARLAN
August 21, 1922 -
Sept 12, 2012
Stanley G. Harlan, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired AT&T electrical engineer and Navy Mechanic died peacefully in his home. Stanley was a dedicated member of the Honolulu Elks Club, President of The Classic Birds of Paradise Thunderbird Car Club, and The Hawaii Yacht Club. Loved by all, he is survived by wife Billie Harlan, a sister, four children Bob, Stan, John, Karen and seven grand-children. A public service will be held on Thursday September 20, 2012 at the Honolulu Elks Club, 2933 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu at 9 A.M. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Elks Club.

YOSHIE TANAKA

Posted On September 18th, 2012 -

YOSHIE TANAKA
Age 91, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away August 8, 2012 in Aiea. Born February 8, 1921 in Kapoho, Hawaii. A member of the Pearl City Hongwanji. A volunteer for Dana.
She is survived by son, Randal (Coryn) Tanaka; daughter, Naomi Tanabe; brother, Nobuchika Santo; 5 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (September 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

PETER DANIEL KAAIAWAAWA

Posted On September 18th, 2012 -

PETER DANIEL KAAIAWAAWA
Age 93, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away September 5, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born May 21, 1919 in Waialua, Hawaii. A retired waterworks supervisor of the Department of the Army with 32 years of service.
He is survived by wife, MaryAnn Kaaiawaawa; sons, Glenn (Agnes) Kaaiawaawa, John (Renette) Kaaiawaawa, Daniel (Darlene) Benjamin; daughters, Lenora (Daniel) Kapika, MaryAnn (Eduardo) Crisostomo of NC, Catherine (Richard) Crew of AZ, Louise (Oliver) McGuire, Diana (Francis) Kaaiawaawa-Hookano, Lani (Randall) Primmer of IL; 36 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (September 20) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Waialua Ward; (66-847 Kaukonahua Rd., Waialua) Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LEONARD AH PING CHUN

Posted On September 18th, 2012 -

LEONARD AH PING CHUN
Age 97, of Honolulu, passed away September 7, 2012 at his home. Born January 7, 1915 in Wahiawa.
He is survived by sons, Marc Chun, Cullen Chun; daughters, Wilma (Tim) Lucas, Robin Chun-Hunter; brother, Joseph Chun; sisters, Eleanor Fern, Florence Diamond, Faith Inouye, Grace Chun, Jeanette Naki, Lily (Winchell) Lee; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grand-children.
Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. Saturday 9/22 at Thurston Chapel Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street. In Lieu of flowers Donations can be made to Central Union Adult Day Care.

EMILIO CALUCAG GANIRON

Posted On September 18th, 2012 -

EMILIO CALUCAG GANIRON
Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 26, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born August 22,
1927 in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired employee of the City & County of Honolulu. An active member of Bethel Chapel Assembly of God, Waipahu.
He is survived by wife, Pacita Asuncion Ganiron; sons, Alfredo (Flordeliza) Ganiron, Emilio Ganiron Jr.; daughters, Ermilinda (Bernardo) Baguio, Aimee Ganiron; 17 grand-children; 20 great-grand-children.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (September 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (September 24) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HATTIE AKAHI ROSA SEVELLINO

Posted On September 17th, 2012 -

HATTIE AKAHI ROSA SEVELLINO
Age 83, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away September 3, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born July 8. 1929 in Honolulu, HI.
She is survived by sons, Abraham Pauole, Glean Pauole; daughters, Rose Puanani Wiley, Diana Leinaala Johnson, Amelia Nalani Figueroa; 7 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (September 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MOMI KEANAAINA

Posted On September 17th, 2012 -

MOMI KEANAAINA
Age 75, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 24, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 3, 1937 in Kailua, North Kona, Hawaii. Retired from Daiei. Member of Kona Club of Honolulu; Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club, and Kai O Pua Canoe Club 1950.
She is survived by husband, Luther I. Keanaaina; daughters, Michelle Keanaaina (Keith Kaleo), Gina Keanaaina (Roy Tomihama), Vicky (Dennis) Fallas, Noe (Kevin) Joto; son, Kihei (Betty) Keanaaina; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grand-children; brother, Robert (Emily) Kamaka, Jr.; sister, Frances Torricier.
Visittion 9:00 a.m. Saturday (September 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 noon Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Marilyn Pamela Fryar

Posted On September 16th, 2012 -

MARILYN PAMELA FRYAR
APRIL 10, 1916-
AUGUST 31, 2012
Our Beloved “Mommom” went home with Jesus at the age of 96. She was a loving & dedicated woman to her Ohana.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Joseph Ken. Son: Harold Jim (Anakura); Daughters: Marilyn Jim Herbert & Peggy Jim Massengill. Grandchildren: Harry Jim (Sila), Jennifer Jim, Michael Herbert, Pamela Bennett (Gilbert),
Amy Yamamoto & Peggy Spirz. 12 Great-Grandchildren & 5 Great Great-Grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Mililani Memorial Mortuary-Mauka Chapel. Visitation at 10am, Services at 11am. Private burial: Hawaii Veteran’s Cemetery. Casual Attire.

John Gilbert Lopes

Posted On September 16th, 2012 -

JOHN GILBERT LOPES
John, 75, was called home to our heavenly Father surrounded by his family on August 25, 2012. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He served in the U.S. Air Force, worked for Otis Elevator Co. and was an Elevator Inspector for the State of Hawaii before retiring. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed being with his family and friends.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, John will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, son, John L. (Kimberly) Lopes of Mt. Airy, MD., daughters: Michelle (Jay) McLaren, and Christine (John) Asing, Jr., grandchildren: Cody and Shelby Ford, Alexander Koa and Ava C. P. Asing of Hawaii, Samuel (Jenny) Morgan, Sarah Morgan, Kadin Turner (Lopes), great grandchildren: Alex and Ben Morgan of Maryland; sister, Hazel Marie Kosuga, brother, Abraham Nelson (Lana) Lopes of Kauai, uncle, Jack Amorin, aunt, Delphine Chamizo, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Tues., Sept. 18, 2012 at St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Visitation 9 am, Eulogy 9:45; Mass 10 am; Reception 11 am; Inurnment 1 pm at the Veterans Cemetery at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

CAROL JEAN L. PAAHANA

Posted On September 16th, 2012 -

CAROL JEAN L. PAAHANA
Age 78, of Waianae, HI, passed away August 27, 2012 in Waianae. Born February 27, 1934 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. A member of the Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Hearts Society & Legion of Mary, Waianae.
She is survived by brothers, Donald (Mary) Paahana, David (Brenda) Paahana, Dennis (Regina) Paahana, Steven (Cissi) Paahana, Allan Paahana; sisters, Doris Bullard, Patricia Tolentino, Marilyn (Ronald) Cozo, Maihealani Husemann.
Visitation 8:50 a.m. Friday (September 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROBERT TAKEICHI OSHIRO

Posted On September 16th, 2012 -

ROBERT TAKEICHI OSHIRO
Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 11, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born May 23, 1925 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired medical technologist from Kaiser, Punawai Clinic. He was raised in the Ewa Sugar Plantation Village.
He is survived by son, John Randolph Oshiro; daughter, Pamela Eileen Bergman; brother, Dr. Yoshinobu Oshiro; sisters, Gladys Kiku Uchima, Lillian Chizu Sawai; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grand-children.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (September 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire.

CATHERINE KAAWA LAU

Posted On September 16th, 2012 -

CATHERINE
KAAWA LAU
87, born in Honolulu, Hawaii died peacefully on September 8, 2012. Survived by children Kehaulani (Jube) Kuewa, Walter (Sandra) Lau and Stephen (Gaylynn Lehua) Lau, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, her sisters Alice Chun, Naomi Wilkinson, Diana Leialoha Ganon, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Lau and son William Lau. Catherine had a deep religious faith and served in several ministries at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She lived and shared the love of Jesus Christ throughout her life. Catherine retired as a manager of the men’s department after being with Liberty House for 41 years. Her love for her job and kindness and care for customers were recognized by the Retail Merchants of Hawaii naming her its Outstanding Oahu Retail Salesperson in 1990. Services for Catherine will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea, Oahu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Program: 10:45 a.m. Mass: 11:00 a.m. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

Jacqueline Watson Richardson

Posted On September 16th, 2012 -

JACQUELINE WATSON RICHARDSON
Passed away peacefully on September 6, 2012 in Weymouth, MA. She was a long time resident of the Honolulu area.
Jackie was born in Hackensack, NJ in 1930. She was a generous soul and caregiver all her life. She attended Leonia High School in Hackensack and graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY with a B.S. degree in nursing in 1952. Jackie also had a spirit for adventure and after working in New York City for a few years as a nurse, she and a college classmate set out on a Hawaiian vacation with the idea of investigating the job market while they were there.
Jackie fell in love with the islands, was hired by Straub Clinic and worked there intermittently until 1977. She married John F. “Jack” Richardson, Jr. in 1955 and settled into a busy life on Oahu raising four children while working evenings and holidays at Straub. When the children were older, she took a job with Hawaii Public Schools and was employed as a school health aide for eleven years. She retired from Wilson Elementary in 1989.
After her children were grown and she resigned from nursing, Jackie focused her energies volunteering in her community, entertaining island visitors, and rekindling her passion for adventure. She was a volunteer at Hawaii Public Radio, Planned Parenthood, and Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. She and Jack travelled world-wide – to Africa, through the Panama Canal, and all over Europe. However, her favorite trips were always to attend Skidmore class reunions and visit her grandchildren on the mainland.
Jackie is survived by Jack, her husband of 56 years and their children Mark Richardson of Huntington Beach, CA, Claudia Seaver (David) of Eaton, CO, John F. Richardson, III (Kathy) of Seattle, WA and Jill O’Brien (Tom) of Marshfield, MA, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Remembrances can be made in Jacqueline W. Richardson’s name to Aloha Shriners Children’s Transportation Fund, c/o Aloha Shriners, 1611 Kewalo Street, Suite 201, Honolulu, HI 96822.
The family is planning a private memorial in California.

CECILY “OMA” MOORE

Posted On September 16th, 2012 -

CECILY “OMA” MOORE
September 1, 2012
Cecily “Oma” Moore was born to Sanemon and Meta (Eckhart) Teshima in the plantation town of Waihee Maui on November 13, 1908. She was the 2nd eldest of 8 siblings and enjoyed the few pleasures and many rigors of plantation living, working in the pineapple fields and the butcher shop during her youth, besides helping her mom with the younger children. She attended Maui High, and after graduating she was sponsored to attend nursing school at Queen’s Hospital on Oahu. Upon her graduation as an RN, she worked at various hospitals and before settling in at Leahi Hospital where she remained until her retirement in 1972.
Cecily met and married Robert J. Moore in 1932, and they raised four children, Carol (Tom) Warden, Robert Jr. (Paulette), and Susannah (Sheldon) Katsutani. Cecily was preceded in death by her spouse and son Richard (Kris). Oma is also encircled by 10 grandchildren and 27 greater-grandchildren.
Since enrolling her older children in Epiphany School in 1940, Cecily became a lifelong member of that Church, which remained the foundation for her life and faith thereafter. She served on the Altar Guild with her sister Lily Pearson for over 30 years and seldom missed a service until her later years. The Epiphany community became her extended family and she spoke lovingly of those dear friends and ministers who shared that community with her. When asked the secret to her longevity, Oma would reply ” God let me live so long because He loves sinners”.
Oma left us peacefully on Saturday morning, September 1, 2012, at Leahi Hospital, which had been her home for almost 3 years. She was 103 years old. Her family will long remain grateful for the loving and attentive care she received at Leahi from nurses and the caring staff, who treated her with love, humor, respect and dignity. Oma will be missed, but remains bright in our memories. Aloha oe
Services will be held at Epiphany Church on September 29, 2012 with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and services commencing at 10 a.m. No flowers please. Aloha attire is welcome.

VISITACION GANIO DUROPAN

Posted On September 16th, 2012 -

VISITACION GANIO DUROPAN
Age 92, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 20, 2012 in Mililani. Born July 2, 1920 in Brgy #19, Santo Tomas, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired employee from the Navy Exchange.
She is survived by sons, Ray (Pua) Duropan, Ruben (Sharlyn) Duropan; 13 grand-children; 15 great-grand-children.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (September 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (September 22) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy.); Mass 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GLEN LAWRENCE KANAKANUI VALENCIA

Posted On September 16th, 2012 -

GLEN LAWRENCE KANAKANUI VALENCIA
Age 74, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 3, 2012 in Waipahu. Born August 12, 1938 in Honolulu, HI. A member of the IAM (International Association of Machinists) & Automotive Industries. A retired diesel mechanic with Sealand, California.
He is survived by spouse, Val Valencia; sons, Kevin (Danielle) Valencia, Scoey (Anna) Valencia; daughters, Jamie (Jeff) Garza, Melanie Valencia (Tom) Wakita, Kimberly Valencia (Jason) Mercer; brother, Marvin (Diana) Akee; sister, Betty Kalani; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (September 21) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Fred John Zauner Jr.

Posted On September 15th, 2012 -

FRED JOHN ZAUNER JR.
June 30, 2012
63, of Kula, Maui, a former USMC Chief Warrant Officer 5, died at his home. He is survived by his daughters Jessica, Heather and Jeanette, his mother, Marjorie Behrens, and sister, Marjorie Patterson. Memorial services were held on July 6, 2012.

Elaine T. Jewell-Born

Posted On September 15th, 2012 -

ELAINE T. JEWELL-BORN
Passed away peacefully at home in Santa Rosa August 25, 2012 5:30 a.m., surrounded by her son 3D-Edddy Born and his wife Nassu, Grand-sons Mica Born and Wesley Malatino and her Great Grand children Ava and Thelonious Born.
Grand children Cody, Tim, Jessica and Kimberly Sutton, Patrick Vargas, and great grand children Mckenzie Sutton, Skyler Lee and Cameron Cason survive Elaine.
Elaine will be laid to rest with her husband, Aurthur Born and son Birl Michael Born at Golden Gate Fields National Cemetery Sept 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Come and share your stories about Elaine.
Elaine, 3rd daughter of Gertrude McInerny, was born in San Francisco May 26, 1921 then returned to Honolulu, Hawaii to live with her family. Later she returned to the main land and graduated from Balboa High School and completed 1 year of business school. She married Arthur Born and began her career at New York Life.
She loved riding horses and was a member of the Marin Mounted Sheriff’s Posse and is a lifetime member of the Novato Horsemen. She moved to Santa Rosa in 1990 to live with her son, 3D-Edddy Born and became a prolific and talented stained glass artist.
We all loved her deeply and she will be missed.

HERBERT KIM FAHN CHEE

Posted On September 15th, 2012 -

HERBERT KIM
FAHN CHEE
Age 78, of Sunnyvale, California, passed away on July 2, 2012 at home. He was born on May 21, 1934 in Honolulu.
He was a graduate of McKinley High School in Honolulu and served in the U.S. Army before attending San Jose State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Lockheed Martin was the only employer for whom he worked, starting as an electronics technician while attending college on the GI Bill and retiring in 1993 from a professional-level position on the renowned Star Wars project. During retirement he was a successful financial investor and provided generous support to family members for business and education. A meaningful scholarship contribution from his estate was made in his name to San Jose State University.
He is preceded in death by his parents Sam Len Chee and Frances Alew Ching Chee and brother Robert; survived by brother Jameson, sister-in-law Annette Chee-Akana, nephew Matthew Chee, and nieces Roanne Chee-Yamasaki (Kenneth) and Melissa Chee.
Scattering of his ashes in San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge was accompanied by reverent Hawaiian chanting. A memorial service celebrating his life followed, and in recognition of his active duty service to our nation, full military honors were rendered.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran
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