Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category


Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 ROCHELLE SYPOWICZROCHELLE SHELLY SYPOWICZ Rochelle “Shelly” Sypowicz, loving wife, mother, grand- mother, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. She is survived by her son, Russell (Angela), and grandson, Noah. Rochelle was born in Bronx, NY on April 19, 1947. She worked in the promotions department of the New York Times Newspaper prior to moving to Hawaii in 1986. Her career continued with the State Department of Education, where she worked as a clerk typist and crossing guard. She cherished her close friends at Waikiki Elementary School, where she worked for a number of years until her retirement. She volunteered her time with a variety of youth sports organizations as well as with the Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus. A memorial service and lunch is scheduled for friends and family on Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 am at Waikiki Elementary School.


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7-13 JOHN MICHAEL OHELO #2JOHN MICHAEL OHELO John Michael Ohelo, 53, of Honolulu entered heaven on June 5, 2014 into the loving arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ. John is survived by his loving mother, Barbara Hagopian Ohelo, his daughters, Aesha Ohlelo, Lehiwa Ohelo, Kawahine Ohelo, Lehua Ohelo, grandson Keola Ohelo-Dudoit and step- mother Joanne Ohelo. He will also be deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Fresno, California and Hawaii. Pre-deceased by his father John “Menehune” Ohelo. John was known for his natural charm, kind heart, his giving spirit and was a true friend to everyone he met. He loved good food and especially his mother’s Armenian Pilaff. He found great pleasure in singing and playing Hawaiian music with friends. He was also a master carpenter. His hobbies included, biking, surfing, skate boarding and weight-lifting. John’s ashes, along with his father’s, will be scattered at a later date.


Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 646999   ELIZABETH CHANGELIZABETH NAEKO (MIYAHIRA) CHANG July 09, 1935 June 28, 2014 Known in the Hawaiian community as “Aunty Betty”, passed away peacefully at her San Jose home with family by her side. Aunty Betty was born in Kapaa, Kauai. Preceding her in passing were her parents Matsu and Kanaa Miyahira; brothers Toshio, Kenneth, Nelson, Samuel, Paul and sister Dora. She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 yrs., Vernon; son Roderick (Margaret); daughters Rochelle Ledwith (Steven), and Renee Moreno (Adrian). Grandchildren, Cassandra, Stuart, Rowan, Rebekah, and Ariana. Brothers, Harry and Richard Miyahira and sister, Aiko Miyahira, numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand- nephews, and grandnieces. Aunty Betty spent many happy years caring for her family, was a founding member of Polynesia Polynesia!, active with St. Philips Episcopal Church, and loved to volunteer and participate in events and charities within the Hawaiian community. A private family service was held in San Jose. Visitation 9:00 a.m. on Thursday (July 17) at Nu’uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 10:00 a.m., committal service 11:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). A celebration of life will be held in San Jose at a later date. Aloha or casual attire is recommended.

Vivian Nani Almeida

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 647003 Vivian AlmeidaVIVIAN NANI ALMEIDA Age 70, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, born April 25, 1944 and raised in Kahalu`u. Retired from the State of Hawaii, Supervisor/ Custodian for O.C.C.C. Vivian passed away on June 27, 2014. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Vivian is survived by husband, Jerry Almeida; sons, Jerry, Lawrence and Gary Almeida; daughter, Lori Ann Isagawa; brothers, Louis, Charles and John Mahelona; sisters, Barbara Leota and Merriel Yonahara; 12 grandchilren and 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30am, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery. Burial at 1:00pm at Temple Valley Cemetery. Casual attire.


Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

ELSIE P. FERREIRA Age 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, HI, passed away June 30, 2014 in Waianae, HI. Born August 13, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. She was a member of Sacred Hearts Society. She is survived by sons, Edmund Silva (Faye) Ferreira Jr., John Silva (Candace) Ferreira, Herman Silva (Michael) Ferreira, Michael Silva (Nani) Ferreira Sr.; daughters, Ann Marie (Alika) Perkins, Barbara Jean (James) Cook, Bernadette Louise (Chris) Nelson; sister, Margaret Borges of Tiburon, CA; 21 grandchilden; 35 great- grandchildren; 19 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (July 18) at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church (85-786 Old Government Rd., Waianae) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 PATRICIA PARKPATRICIA ASAYO KUBO PARK Age 74, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 6, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 18, 1940 in Honolulu, HI. Retired teacher from Leilehua High School. She is survived by husband, Byron J. Park; daughters, Tisha (Craig) Yamasaki, Daryl Ann (Todd Yokoyama) Ho; grandchildren, Rhyse Yamasaki, Khyan Yamasaki, Hunter Yokoyama, Haylee Yokoyama; sister-in- law, Catherine Pauls. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Monday (July 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire.


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7-13 CANDIDO BAROMANCANDIDO CANDI BAROMAN Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 14, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born September 12, 1928 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from the Department of Social Services, State of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Judith (Fontanilla) Baroman; son, Ken Baroman; daughters, Fran (Marty) Lomiboa, Dee (Michael) Baroman-Coggins; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 LARRY CARRASCOLARRY CARRASCO Larry Carrasco (64) died peacefully at home on June 28, 2014, with his wife at his side after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Larry was born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, and Phoenix, Arizona. In Phoenix, he was a carpenter with TGK Construction and a championship sailboat racer with his childhood friend, Bill Jennings. As a young man, Larry loved to surf in Mexico and go camping with friends throughout Arizona. In 1976, Larry moved to Hawai’i to marry Mona Bernardino, his wife of 37 years. In Hawai’i, Larry was active in the printing industry, working at Tongg Publishing and other shops and eventually becoming a printing consultant. In his semi-retirement years, he returned to his first love: carpentry. Larry was a champion racquetball player, winning several Aloha State Games tournaments with Les Peters, his racquetball partner of 20 years. He also liked to golf and was an avid card player at family gatherings. He will be remembered for his fun personality and the strong relationships he maintained with his friends over the years. As one of his best friends, George Soiles, said, “Larry collected people.” A celebration of Larry’s life will take place on Friday, July 18, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. and Mass at 10:000 a.m. Although we miss Larry dearly, we send him with love on the next part of his journey.

Doreen (Hluboky) Malak

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 647478 Doreen MalakDOREEN (HLUBOKY) MALAK Age 84, of St. Clair Shores, MI passed away June 17, 2014. Born October 8, 1929 in Honolulu, HI to McKinley HS math teacher & coach, Frank and Ollie Hluboky. Doreen was a 1947 graduate of Roosevelt HS. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen R. Malak in April 2012. They met while he was a Marine stationed on Oahu. She is survived by her daughters, Kristine (Al) Brakoniecki, Robin (Jim) Large, Tracy (Karl) Brunsman and Wendy Giannetti; her eight grandsons, Adam, Aaron, Jimmy, Robert, Karl, Kyle, Kole and Taylor; sister, Frances Hluboky; brother-in-law Edward (Angie) Malak; and loving nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Walther, who died in Honolulu in January 2013. A private service was held for Doreen at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI where she was laid to rest with her husband. Although she left the islands in 1951, she returned for many visits with family & reunions with former Roosevelt classmates. Her roots were in Hawaii, which was always in her heart.


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7-13 WALTER J. LASSENWALTER J. LASSEN Walter “Wally” J. Lassen, 96, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away surrounded by his family, July 5, 2014. Wally is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dolores Lassen, children; Christian Riese Lassen, Ronald Lassen-predeceased, Dianne Winter, step-daughters; Stephanie Capllonch and Melanie Gambrell; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Wally was previously married to the late Carol Lassen. Wally was born to Freda and Christian Lassen, Jan. 23, 1918, in Tomoles, Ca. where he was raised with his three sisters. He moved to Maui in the 1960’s and later lived in Honolulu. Wally proudly served in the US Navy as Chief Gunner’s Mate during World War II aboard the USS Missouri, and was honored to witness the historic signing of the “Japanese Instrument of Surrender”. Wally was the last surviving crew member of the “Mighty Mo” residing in Hawaii. Wally’s life was well lived and well loved. His bright spirit, charismatic wit, and perpetual kindness will be missed. Aloha Wally. Services to be held Wednesday, July 16th, 12:00 pm, Valley of the Temples Chapel, Kaneohe. Donations may be made to the USS Missouri Memorial Association.

Richard Joseph “Rich” Cordeiro

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

Sierra Exif JPEGRICHARD JOSEPH RICH CORDEIRO November 2, 1936 – June 21, 2014 Richard Joseph “Rich” Cordeiro, 77, of Wilhelmina Rise, retired Master Chief Quartermaster, Navigation Instructor, Defense Technical Writer, Small Business Owner, dedicated Barbershop Singer, and lifelong devoted Husband, Father, and Friend passed away in the wee hours of Saturday, June 21, 2014. Completing a late night game of backgammon with his wife only two hours earlier, he truly lived until he died! Rich will be remembered by his wife Alyse; his four adult children; Linda, Rich Jr., Michael, Melanie and their spouses; their mother Madeleine; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson; as well as the personnel under his command, students encouraged by his tutelage; and the many riser mates and audience members that were oft bemused & amused by his antics. Rich touched a multitude of lives with his humor, his insight, his honesty, and his deep compassion. He will be greatly missed. Rich’s Remembrance Service will be aboard the USS Missouri on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 3PM, Aloha attire. Shuttles will run from the Arizona/Bowfin parking lot to the Missouri from 2PM until 2:45PM. In order to accurately provide sufficient shuttles to the battleship, please email to if you plan to attend and the number in your party. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that honorariums be made to the Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus, the Hawaii Foodbank, or to any charity of your choice.

Thalia Batta Word

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

THALIA BATTA WORD May 15, 2014 Thalia Batta Hettema Word, passed away on May 15, 2014. She was born August 22, 1920 in Rochester, New York and traveled to Honolulu at age two. She grew up in Honolulu and Hilo and graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of ’38. After the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, she rolled bandages with other volunteers and worked as a supply clerk at Hickam AAFB during the war. She met her husband during the war and they were married in Lima, Peru, during his assignment there as Marine attache’. Follow on assignments were to MCAS Ewa, Santa Ana, CA, Norfolk, VA, and MCAS Kaneohe. In 1955, the family moved into their longtime home located at Wilikoki Place, Kailua. She worked at Kailua High School as a substitute teacher and secretary. After retiring, she enjoyed a quiet life at home and spent time with her grand- children and great grand children, plants, flowers and her cat. She was preceded in death by brothers Oscar and Myron (Mike) and sister Tress, her husband of 43 years, LtCol William E. Word, USMC Ret. and son, Chief Petty Officer John Wallace Word, USN Ret. She is survived by her children Kenneth, Leslie, Ross, Sydney, and John’s wife Jonelle, 13 grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Windward United Church of Christ, 12 noon to 1 p.m., services at 1 p.m. Private scattering of ashes at Kalama Beach on Saturday, July 19, 2014.


Posted On July 12th, 2014 -

SUMIE SAKATA Age 94, of Waialua, HI, passed away June 2, 2014 in Aiea. Born August 26, 1919 in Kawailoa, HI. Sumie was retired from the Quarter Master Laundry. She is survived by son, Glenn (Gail) Sakata; daughter, Wendy Sakata; brother, Mitsuo (Tessie) Kagehiro; sister, Kinuko Ishii; 3 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren; caregivers, Carl & Tessie Rodriguez. Private services were held.


Posted On July 12th, 2014 -

MARCELA G. CORREA Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 24, 2014 in Waipahu, HI. Born June 28, 1925 in Cando City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She retired from the Dole Plantation and Hawaii Food Products. She is survived by daughter, Rosemarie G. (Jesus) Correa; grandchildren, Justin, Nicholas, Jaime, Nicole, Jessica, Clifford III, Michele. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 16) at Immaculate Conception Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On July 12th, 2014 -

KAZUE OUCHI Recently from Arcadia, Calif. and formerly of Hawai Kai, Honolulu, passed away on June 21 from natural causes. A private service was held at Fukui Mortuary in Los Angeles. Donations can be sent to the San Diego Humane Society.


Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

FRANCIS AKIRA SHIOTANI 84, of Mililani, a retired CPA, died on July 4, 2014. He was born on September 11, 1929 in Papaikou. He is survived by wife, Edith; sons, Dwight, Eric and Andrew; grandchildren, Shaun, Kyle, Ashley and Christy; sisters, Norma and Elsie, and brother, Barney. Private services.

Isaac Itsuo Tsuruda

Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

ISAAC ITSUO TSURUDA Age 51 , a technician at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, passed away on March 20, 2014 in Port Orchard, WA. He was born in Honolulu, HI on June 2, 1962. He is survived by his wife, Jana; daughters, Hayly, Carly and Sydney; parents, Thomas and Elaine; brother, Michael; sister, Amy; and many nieces and nephews. Service on July 18, at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road. Visitation at 4 p.m. Service at 5 p.m. Aloha attire.


Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

7-11 JOHN WHITE CATERJOHN WHITE CATER John White Cater of Kaimuki died in the Queens Medical Center on June 25, 2014. An avid surfer, he took off on his Aloha Wave surrounded by loved ones-his wife Virginia (Ginny) Meade, his godson, Steven DiMauro, and some of his dearest, closest extended family. He was 82. John was born in London. He spent his early school years in England, Connecticut, and Italy with his beloved Mom, then earned an engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal. From there, John went to New York City, and spent his young-man days gravitating between his grandfather’s upper class living, and his “friend of the beats” West Side buddies. In an East Side movie house, John saw the surfing film “Endless Summer”, headed to Hawaii to see what it was all about, and in 1968 he fell in love with the ocean, the sport, and the islands. He stayed for the rest of his life. John fully embraced the culture, the community and the aloha of Hawaii, learning some of the language, singing Hawaiian songs, and becoming a hanai child of the aina. He became a proficient surfer, winning many Hawaiian amateur contests, and becoming a Grand Master and Legend in his 60’s. He finally hung up his board at the age of 75. A computer programmer in the field’s early days, he took a break from so much work, entered the newly-established William S. Richardson School of Law, and earned a J.D. with the historic first graduating class in 1976. After passing the Hawaii Bar, he also passed the California Bar under his firm belief that you can always use another ticket. He continued to practice law in Hawaii until his retirement from the State ADLRO as an administrative hearing officer in 2007. In addition to his loving wife, John is survived by his brother Martin (Cindy) Cater of Cheltenham, UK, brother-in-law James Meade of Buffalo, NY, numerous nieces and nephews, and a far-reaching, large, and many-branched extended family. Fiercely loyal, loving and giving, deeply caring for his family and friends, John donated his body to the John A. Burns School of Medicine for teaching and research. An ocean paddle out of flowers and blessing will be held at Kuhio Beach on Sunday, July 27, at 7:30am. Loose flowers and hearts full of aloha are welcome.

Michele “Mike” Fiore Salta

Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

7-11 MIKE SALTAMIKE SALTA, LEGENDARY CAR DEALER, ENTREPRENEUR AND PHILANTHROPIST, DIES AT 91 Michele “Mike” Fiore Salta, a visionary car dealer and entrepreneur who was one of the country’s first “mega” car dealers and owned as many as 24 car dealerships simultaneously along the West Coast and Hawaii, died on July 8, 2014 at age 91, peacefully at his home in Indian Wells, Calif. Salta was brought into the world by midwife at the home of Giovanni and Marietta Saltalamacchia in Portland, Ore., on April 15, 1923. The youngest in a large family, Mike was known simply as “Babe” to his siblings. He later attributed much of his success in the business world to hard lessons learned alongside his father, who sold produce door-to-door from a horse-drawn cart. Salta graduated from high school in Portland and attended the University of Portland. During World War II, he enlisted in the Coast Guard and served as a Pharmacist Mate. With money saved upon discharge, coupled with sizable loan from his father, Salta purchased his first car, a Mercury, which he sold before he could even finish its first proper detailing. Encouraged by the sale, he bought two more cars and sold them, which ultimately led to opening two of his own used car lots while also managing the interest of a local dealer’s expansion into Utah. In 1955, Salta opened his first new car dealership in Long Beach, Calif., and before long, Salta Pontiac was the largest Pontiac dealership west of the Mississippi, and one of the largest in the country, and became a landmark in the city. As Salta was looking to expand his ownership of new vehicle dealerships, he created his management company, M. F. Salta Company Inc., in 1959. This holding company also brought a comprehensive approach to his business by managing and supplying the supporting services needed to operate his dealerships. To that end, Salta created his own advertising agency, insurance agency, tax and audit department, and computer/IT department. Separate companies were also created to sell automobile service contracts, life insurance policies, financing and leasing options, and to purchase commercial real estate so he would own his dealership properties. Through five decades and the administrations of 10 U.S. presidents, Salta opened as many as 50 different franchise points, surviving during several economic downturns and a severe gas shortage by following his fundamentally sound business model. Always at the forefront and quick to recognize a new opportunity, Salta was among the first to introduce the Datsun/Nissan and Toyota brands to American buyers. An original “mega” dealer, Salta had franchises in California, Oregon, Hawaii and Arizona that included Cadillac, Chrysler/Plymouth, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Acura, Jeep/Eagle, Buick, Isuzu, GMC Truck, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi and Lexus-in addition to the aforementioned Pontiac, Nissan and Toyota. Although all of the dealerships have been sold-the last three in January 2004-the M. F. Salta Company and several of the real estate entities still exist today. Direct but fair, Salta’s instinct for recognizing up-and-coming talent was integral to his success, and he was known as the car dealer who helped his loyal, hard-working employees achieve the dream that he himself had realized and built upon: an opportunity to own their own franchised dealership. In addition to earning his employees’ dedication, Salta received numerous awards for his work in the automotive industry, including Time Magazine’s Quality Dealer of 1975; the Chrysler/Plymouth Pacesetter Award in 1983-86; the Cadillac Master Dealer award in 1985 and Dewers Trophy in 1987; the Pontiac Masters award in 1985-87; the Toyota President’s Award and Board of Governors for 1994-2001 and the Toyota Triple Crown Award in 2001; and the Lexus Elite Award from 1998-2001. In 1985, he was the No. 1 automotive retailer in the state of California. He also served on numerous automotive-related committees and associations, including as director and member of the executive committee of the Motor Car Dealers Association of Southern California; as a member of the General Motors President’s Dealership Advisory Council; as a former director of the Long Beach Better Business Bureau and the Los Angeles Better Business Bureau; and as former president of the Los Angeles Better Business Bureau’s Automobile Dealership Board. Salta strongly believed in giving back to his community, and was active in both civic affairs and philanthropic pursuits. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., served on the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Community Chest, and was a member of the executive council of the Long Beach Boy Scouts of America. He contributed to numerous charitable causes, including the Beckstrand Cancer Center in Newport Beach, which honored him in 2013 for his long-time benefaction. Most recently, in April, Salta was lauded by Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for his extensive support over the past 36 years, during a dedication of a medical center building named in honor of he and his wife. Salta is survived by Jan, his loving wife of 34 years; four children, Carol Martin, Christine Basile, Steven Salta and Gabriel Farao-Salta; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A service will be held on July 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Desert, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be given to the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.


Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

OK SOON SUSANNA CHOI Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away July 5, 2014 at Leahi Hospital. Born June 27, 1931 in Kang Won, South Korea. She is survived by son, Chi Man (Chu Ja) Choi; daughter, Unhee (Chang Ho) Kwak; brother, Sung Tae Kim; sisters, Young Ja Kim, Myung Ja Kim, Soon Hee Kim; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday 7/15 at Korean Catholic Church-Hawaii, 2949 Kahawai Street; Mass 11:00 a.m.


Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

PEARL PEARLIE YOUNG CASTILLO Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away June 25, 2014 in Honolulu. Born September 1, 1928 in Honolulu. Member of Legion of Mary. She is survived by sons, Steven (Cathaline) Castillo, Clyde Castillo, Erick Castillo of Houston, Texas; daughter, Charlene Roberts of Kentucky; brother, Dennis Young; sister, Audrey Young Sunada; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grand- children; 3 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7/16 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday 7/17 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Rd., Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.


Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

CLARA K. HIROMASA Age 97, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 10, 2014 in Kapolei. Born December 26, 1916 in Honolulu, HI. She was born & grew up in the Moiliili area. In the 1960s she began working for Finance Home Builders in the Makakilo area. She is survived by sons, Robert S. (Doreen) Hiromasa, Richard M. (Itsuko) Hiromasa, Eugene M. (Maria) Hiromasa of Utah, Patrick M. (Tracy) Hiromasa ; daughter, Dorothy H. (Melvin) Gushiken; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grand- children. Private Services held. No flowers or monetary offerings.


Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

FUATIA MALU ANDERSON Age 71, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 11, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born July 3, 1942 in Vaitogi, American Samoa. Retired from Dole Company. Predeceased by spouse, James Anderson, Sr.; son, James Anderson, Jr.; brothers, Sione Valasi and Taaga Tu’ulima. She is survived by sons, John (Yolanda) Anderson, Clinton Anderson, Tu’ulima Anderson; hanai son, Daniel Lani; daughter, Jeananna (Earl) Klok; sisters, Lesa Lime, Lemau Corpuz; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (July 14) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

SAM OLIVA HO’OLULU Was born on April 9, 1946 in Kailua and died peacefully on June 18, 2014 at Castle Medical Center. Sam was a beloved Father, Papa, brother, uncle, coach and a treasured friend to many. Sam is survived by his son Kainoa, daughter Kimberly, daughter-in-law Melissa, grand -children Kamaki, Kalani, Kaia, Stone and Zachary; sister Liz Evangelista and brothers Harry, Ernest, Andrew and Richard. Sam was a longtime paddler for the Kailua Canoe Club, an avid volleyball and softball player, and he loved to play golf. Family and friends meant everything to Sam. He is also survived by Patty O’Hara, Sharon O’Hara-Katres, George and Susie Akimo, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Sam’s live will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, July 12 at Kailua Beach Park, where his ashes will be scattered in Kailua Bay.


Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

JUDY ANN OUCHI June 15th 2014 Judy Ann Ouchi 66 of Waipahu, Homemaker passed away at home peacefully with family and friends. She was born in Youngville, La. She is survived by husband Dennis K and son Devin Paul Ouchi, sisters Shirley Trahan, Jerrie Ann Trahan, brother Ray Trahan. Services at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Saturday July 12. Visitation 5:30 to 6:30PM, Service at 6:30. Casual Attire, No Flowers.


Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

ANDREW M. NORIMOTO Age 61, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 10, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 28, 1952 in Waialua, HI. He was a longtime employee of Walmart stores, Keeaumoku Branch. Private services were held.

Phillip Noe’au Kealii O Kealoha Akau “Kourtney”

Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

7-9 646708 Phillip AkauPHILLIP NOE’AU KEALII O KEALOHA AKAU KOURTNEY Our loving Phillip, born on February 25, 1991, of Kapolei, was called home to our dear Lord & his grandma’s, Yolanda Akau & Darnette Rodrigues on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Phillip was truly an angel who touched the hearts of everyone he came into contact with. He was free-spirited, soft hearted, compassionate & had a lot of love for many. He enjoyed going to the beach, travelling, partying & lived life to the fullest. Phillip is survived by Papa Dennis Akau Sr, parents, Shondell & Phillip Kimo Pitts; brother, Kishon; sisters, Lexxis and Porsha. Aunts, Angelina Akau Brooks, Danette Pitts; Uncles, Dennis Jr (Nia), Vaughn (Jamie), Shawn Akau; Kalani Rodrigues. Cousins, Brianna, Kale, Kaike, Kahea, Jasmine, Vaughn Jr, Jaelynne & Davina Akau; Kimberly Pitts. Services held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:30p-7p. Final farewell, Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8:45am. Burial 9:45am. All services at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. “You will always be our eternal love.”


Posted On July 8th, 2014 -

ASTER DAQUIGAN RAMOS Ager 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 15, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born October 6, 1940 in Philippines. He is survived by wife, Claire C. Ramos; sons, Edison (Mae) Ramos, John Ramos; daughters, Melissa (Michael) Ramos Peralta, Clarissa C. Ramos; brother, Froilan (Rovena) Ramos; sisters, Edna (Domingo) Felix, Hortencia (Gideon) DeCastro, Celia (Ron) Hopper; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Saturday (July 12) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Waipahu 2nd Ward (94-210 Kahualii St., Waipahu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On July 7th, 2014 -

642908 Raymond FukuharaRAYMOND K. FUKUHARA Age 58, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 15, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 19, 1955 in Honolulu, HI. He was a retired Public Defender. He is survived by wife, Linda Fukuhara; sons, Ryan Fukuhara, Robbie Fukuhara; daughter, Alicia Fukuhara; brother, Kenneth Fukuhara; sisters, Esther Fukuhara, Amy (Stan) Anbe, Sheila (Eddie) Wong. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (July 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

IDA ALCESTO Age 93, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 29, 1920 in Lawai, Kauai. Retired as a housekeepr from the Ilikai Hotel. She is survived by sons, William B. (Bernice) Cababat, Sr., Randall Alcesto; daughters, Rita Dikito, Joyce A. Ah-Yo, Barbara (Fred) Visaya; brothers, Manuel Baptist, Daniel Baptista; 15 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; 9 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (July 10) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran