Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

GARY LA’AMEA SAI

Posted On August 14th, 2016 -

$nameGARY LA'AMEA SAI GARY LA'AMEA SAI, born on June 12, 1945 and passed peacefully, at the age of 71 on July 28, 2016. A Kapahulu boy, Gary graduated from Kaimuki High School, he served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War campaign, and retired from Hawaiian Telcom/Verizon. Gary was an outgoing fun loving family man, his family was his focus. Gary is survived by his wife Leslie, son Kauahi, daughter Johanna and grandson Laamea. Brothers Ronald (Jiggy) and Dennis (Bighead), sisters Marlene (Goofy) and Yvonne (Peewee). Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gary loved sports and had a passion for basketball & coaching. Gary dedicated much of his time to coaching his own children and many years coaching Girls Division I Basketball for Kaiser High School. Gary was an avid University of Hawaii Football fan and has had season tickets for the past 30 plus years. Thus the "Last Tailgate" combined with Gary's Celebration of Life services will be held on Sunday August 21, 2016, at The Honolulu Elks Lodge 616. Visitation will be at 10:30am, services at Noon, and scattering of his ashes are to follow. In honor of Gary's passion to support UH, we ask that everyone attending to wear something with the University of Hawaii Logo on it, as we bid Aloha' to Gary at this final ULTIMATE UH-TAILGATE! No flowers, leis are welcome.

ROSITA FRANCISCO

Posted On August 14th, 2016 -

$nameROSITA FRANCISCO Rosita Francisco was taken home to God on July 8, 2016. She passed away peacefully at the Avalon Care Center. She was born on June 3, 1936. She graduated from Kohala High School and Business School. She retired from the Bank of Hawaii, after thirty six years of service. She was a long time volunteer of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace as a Eucharistic Minister and a collection counter. She was also a parishioner of St Philomena Parish for a while. She is preceded in death by her beloved son Anthony Francisco. She is survived by sister Emma Stacy, brothers Alfredo (Bernardina, also known as Carling) Francisco, Frederico (Alexa) Francisco and Abraham (Aiko) Francisco of Charleston, S C. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at The Plaza at Moanalua, who gave her such wonderful care while she was there. We would also like to thank the staff at Kaiser Hospital and Avalon Care Center. Celebration of life will take place on August 20, 2016 at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop St. Visitation 10:30 AM. Mass at Noon. Validated parking at the Century Square 1188 Bishop Street. Burial 2:15PM. Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Francis Kalai Kahalekai

Posted On August 14th, 2016 -

$nameFRANCIS KALAI KAHALEKAI Our Beloved Hawaiian Francis Kalai Kahalekai 52, a fork lift driver at Ball Corp. died July 31, 2016. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ernell N.; Sons Kalai, Kalani, Kukilakilaikekai; Brother Wesley McKeague; Sisters Rose Noa, Arcenette & Alethea Kahalekai, Simoni Abellana, and Marisa Kubo. Four grandchildren Teahi, Zhyrisen, Alizae and Ka'uhiwai. Service will be held at Pokai Bay (Waianae) at 9am on Aug 20, 2016.

SAM L. “NO’EAU” WARNER

Posted On August 14th, 2016 -

$nameSAM L. NO'EAU WARNER Aloha no e ka lama ku o ka No'eau. Ua pio ke kukui o ke ola. He pio 'ole na'e ka malamalama o ka 'uhane. The entire Hawaiian language immersion world knows the name Sam L. "No'eau" Warner. His books have inspired a whole generation of Hawaiian speaking children. A founding member of the 'Aha Punana Leo, he dedicated his life to the revitalization of the Hawaiian language. No'eau's passing represents a monumental loss to Hawaiian education. He was born in Thierville, France on July 24, 1954 and passed away in Honolulu on July 19, 2016. The son of Herbert K. Warner and Dot Y. K. Tom, he is survived by his brother Herbert K. Warner Jr. and his sister Claudia M. Gonzales (Roy). He was a 1972 graduate of Kamehameha Schools and earned a PhD in Educational Psychology from UH Manoa where he worked for many years as an Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Service: 11:30 a.m. Fellowship 12:30 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 20 at UH Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street. Aloha attire, no flowers please.

ELISEO ARILI GABINETE

Posted On August 14th, 2016 -

ELISEO ARILI GABINETE Age 75, of Honolulu, HI, passed away July 28, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 14, 1941 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He retired from Landscape Hawaii Inc. He is survived by wife, Catalina "Nenen" P. Gabinete; daughter, Janice Aoki; son, Rhey Gabinete; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday (Aug. 19) at Mililani Downtown Chapel (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Saturday (Aug. 20) at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (2324 Omilo Ln., Honolulu). Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ROBERT NAOTO ARINAGA

Posted On August 14th, 2016 -

ROBERT NAOTO ARINAGA Age 98, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 25, 2016 in Honolulu. Born April 22, 1918 in Kealia, Kauai, HI. He is survived by daughters, Arleen A. Arinaga, Shelley S. (Fred) Ota; son, Dennis A. (Robin) Arinaga; sisters, Fujiko Mamura, Rachel Tamura; brother, Thomas Arinaga; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (August 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

SHARLA ELIZABETH DUTRO

Posted On August 14th, 2016 -

$nameSHARLA ELIZABETH DUTRO Age 39, of Kapolei, HI, passed away July 27, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 5, 1976 in Honolulu, HI. Sharla forged many lasting friendships while working at Longs Drugs, Pearl City and Tony Hyundai, Waipio. She is survived by sons, Chase, Josiah; daughter, Kiana; parents, Kenneth J. Sr., & Theresa M. Dutro; brother, Kenneth J. Jr. (Sipa) Dutro; Visitation 5:00-9:00 p.m. Friday (August 19) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No Flowers Please.

KATHLEEN “KAY” HIDE MURATA

Posted On August 13th, 2016 -

KATHLEEN KAY HIDE MURATA Age 92, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 13, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born August 17, 1923 in Japan. She was formerly employed by Honouliuli Shokai Store. She is survived by brothers, Osamu Murata, Fred Murata; sister, Esther Murata; numerous nieces & nephews. Private services were held. No monetary offerings.

PRISCO DEUZ DEUZ, JR.

Posted On August 13th, 2016 -

PRISCO DEUZ DEUZ, JR. Age 76, of Waialua, HI, passed away July 17, 2016 in Waialua. Born February 2, 1940 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Tripina B. Deuz; sons, Eddie (Dita) Deuz, Elmer (Ma Corazon) Deuz, Elisalde (Maricel) Deuz, Emerson Deuz; daughters, Evangeline Deuz, Elieneth Deuz, Estelani (Jonathan) Bagasol; brother, Nestor Deuz; sister, Melita Deuz; 15 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 16) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (August 17) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

MARGARET K. HAYASHI LAWSON

Posted On August 13th, 2016 -

$nameMARGARET K. HAYASHI LAWSON Passed away at Seattle Keiro, Seattle, WA on July 1, 2016 at age 98. Born November 23, 1917 in Wahiawa, HI. Margaret is survived by daughters Doris Hayashi and Geraldine Banigan (Rick) of Washington State, hanai daughter Cheryl Anderson (Wayne) of Ewa Beach, HI and numerous grandchildren and great-grand- children. Preceded in death by husbands James T. Hayashi and William Lawson, and daughter Katherine Casmass. A private family gathering to celebrate Margaret's life will be held at Wahiawa Botanical Garden on July 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm.

WINONA YOUNG WOOD

Posted On August 13th, 2016 -

WINONA YOUNG WOOD Age 94, of Honolulu, HI, passed away July 27, 2016 in Honolulu. Born October 11, 1921 in Honolulu, HI. Winona was retired from Castle and Cooke Foods. She is survived by sons, Joshua Keone Wood, Jr., Douglas Barry (Rizalina) Wood; 2 grandchildren, Daniel & David Wood. Private services were held.

SHIRLEY REGO ELENTO

Posted On August 13th, 2016 -

$nameSHIRLEY REGO ELENTO Age 81, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 20, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born December 1, 1934 in Waialua, HI. Shirley died peacefully on July 20, 2016 at the age of 81. A teacher, counselor and HSTA leader, she dedicated her life to educating and helping others. She was also a much beloved wife, mother, and "Popo". She is survived by husband, Osmondo "Chester" Elento; children, Anna (David) Elento-Sneed, Richard (Christy) Elento, Thomas (Wendy) Elento; grandchildren, Samantha (Glenn Pendleton) Sneed, Jessica Sneed, Austin Elento, Owyn Elento, Dane Elento, Wade Elento, Egan Elento. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Thursday (August 18) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 6:00 p.m., program 6:30 p.m. Aloha atttire. Flowers welcome.

Maureen FitzHenry Poggi

Posted On August 13th, 2016 -

$nameMAUREEN FITZHENRY POGGI Maureen FitzHenry Poggi was born on December 7, 1946 and passed away on August 2, 2016. 1946-2016. Maureen heard a poem once about how the dash between the birth and death dates is the most important part as it represents a whole life. Maureen was a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a friend. She was a student, a teacher, an athlete, a sorority sister and later a room mother, a den mother, a girl scout leader, PTA president, T ball/softball coach and member of the School Board. She called Tenafly, NJ, Kirksville, MO, Adams, NY, Honolulu, HI and later Cambridge, MA and Winchester, MA home. She was a secretary and worked with SMA Fathers, Horn & Hardart, the Tug Hill Commission and Safeguard Business Systems. She always said that being a Mom was her calling and she did everything she could to make her "corner of the world" a good one, wherever that may be. She was kind, giving, strong, brave, outgoing and funny. She will be missed. Maureen is survived by her son Christopher T. Poggi, his wife Ryoko Ono Poggi, their children Kira and Nina, and her daughter Karen M. Poggi, her husband David Cantrell and their daughter Riley. She is predeceased by her husband Roger R. Poggi Jr., her brothers Richard and Donald FitzHenry and her parents Gertrude Loretta (Ryan) FitzHenry and Richard Horton FitzHenry. There will be a memorial mass in her honor at the Gables of Winchester at 299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890 on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice or Maureen's favorite charity, St. Jude Hospital, and be a good person. To leave a condolence, visit bostoncremation.org.

WILLIAM EDWARD HENRY

Posted On August 13th, 2016 -

$nameWILLIAM EDWARD HENRY WILLIAM EDWARD HENRY, 80, of Honolulu died August 6, 2016, Born in Washington, Pennsylvania. Retired U.S. Navy Commander. Survived by brothers Richard (Shirley) of Jacksonville FL, Gaylord (Mona Lou) of Washington PA and sister Marian Henry Farner of Washington PA. Private service. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary and Williams Funeral Services.

NOBLE K H ING

Posted On August 12th, 2016 -

$nameNOBLE K H ING Age 100, of Honolulu, HI passed away peacefully in his sleep, Sunday July 31, 2016. Retired from Pearl Harbor navel Shipyard to enjoy life, his activities included; tap dancing, performing magic and perfoming as "Topper" the clown. Most of all, for over 50 yrs. he enjoyed delighting children young and old with his elaborate Christmas displays in Pauoa Valley. He is survied by; Daughter, Darlene Ching, Sons: Darryl and Darwin Ing. Five Grand children and Five Great grand children. Service information: August 15, 2016. Services at 6:00pm, visitation time 5:30pm at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Hwy, Hon. Burial information: August 16, 2016, lO:OOam at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: www.BorthwickOahu.com

Jane Fumie Sakima

Posted On August 12th, 2016 -

$nameJANE FUMIE SAKIMA Jane Fumie Sakima passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 26, 2016. She was 93 years old. She was born on April 1, 1923, Honolulu, Hawaii to Seiko and Tsuru Asato. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Higa, son, Howard Sakima, two sisters, Betsy T. Miyahira and Amy T. Maruyama, 4 grand- children, and 4 great grand children. Her husband, Akira Sakima, predeceased her. As the saying goes: behind every man, there is a strong woman. Jane was that strong woman behind her husband as he went from being a hog farmer into politics then community service as a founding board member of Kokua Kalihi Valley. She was a founding member of Hui O Laulima, a certified instructor with the Paranku Club of Hawaii, member of Ginowan Shi Jin Kai and a member of the Community of Christ, Kalihi Congregation. Memorial Services will be held on August 16, 2016 at 6 pm at the Hosoi Mortuary. Visitation will be at 5 pm. Casual attire, no flowers.

PEDRO BONILLA RESURRECCION

Posted On August 12th, 2016 -

PEDRO BONILLA RESURRECCION Age 91, of Waialua, HI, passed away July 20, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born December 10, 1924 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He retired from Waialua Sugar Plantation. He is survived by wife, Esperanza B. Resurreccion; son, Ramon B. (Melenia) Resurreccion; daughters, Carlmelita (Joselito) Ordonez, Felicidad (Andres) Padua; sister, Victoria Basilio; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (August 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Mililani Memorial Park 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

BETTY (CHUN) FUNAYAMA

Posted On August 12th, 2016 -

$nameBETTY (CHUN) FUNAYAMA Betty (Chun) Funayama passed away to join her loving husband, Warren, on June 15, 2016. Betty leaves behind a brother, Joe (Florence) Chun; sister, Ann (Ronald) Komine; and brother-in-law, Robert Perreira; and many nieces and nephews, as well as lifelong friends. Private graveside services were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Betty retired from the State of Hawaii after 38 years of service as an administrative secretary. Betty and Warren enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. Their travels to Europe and the Far East were awesome, breathtaking and filled with history and culture. They also attended many business conventions in different parts of the country. Betty was known to be a very organized and neat person. Her home was always immaculate. She loved to talk and shop and enjoyed all kinds of foods. She also enjoyed the companionship of her many friends. Betty, a philanthropist, has donated to cancer and other medical research: the U.H. Cancer Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital Cardiology Department and the Queen's Liver Center in the hope that one day we will find a cure for cancer and other life threatening diseases. Please consider donating in memory of Warren & Betty Funayama to the above organizations.

AURELIA ECHALAR GACUSAN

Posted On August 11th, 2016 -

AURELIA ECHALAR GACUSAN Age 93, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 13, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born June 16, 1923 in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Teresa Carranza, Ancleta Padilla, Nellia (Ricardo) Navarro, Reina (Chinly) Ocampo; brother, Isabelo Echalar; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., Sunday (Aug. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Aug. 15) at Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

PETER AKA KAHANAOI

Posted On August 11th, 2016 -

PETER AKA KAHANAOI Age 85, of Waianae, HI, passed away July 16, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 2, 1930 in Kaneohe, HI. Retired from Operative Plasterer and Cement Mason International Association Local 630, AFL-C10. He is survived by wife, Madge M. Kahanaoi; sons, James (Marline) Kahanaoi, Sr., Edward (Kathy) Kahanaoi, Paul Kahanaoi, Steven (Bridgette) Kahanaoi; daughters, Marie (Keeneth) Meeken, Ruby (Thomas) Bentkowfki, Karen (Joseph) Kahanaoi-Use; 25 grandchildren; 65 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Tuesday (Aug. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Annette Susan Keaulike Floyd (NEE CARR)

Posted On August 11th, 2016 -

$nameANNETTE SUSAN KEAULIKE FLOYD (N�E CARR) Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died on July 2, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii following a seven year battle with cancer. She was 68. Annette was born on August 13, 1947 in Perth, Australia to James and Joan "Marsie" Carr. She was the eldest of six daughters and graduated from St. Mary's School for Girls and Princess Margaret Hospital with a degree in Nursing in 1968. She met her future husband Robert ("Bob") William Floyd, who was in Perth while working aboard the USNS Coastal Sentry, a missile range instrumentation ship. They hit it off immediately and were married April 16th, 1968. Shortly thereafter, Annette and Robert moved to Honolulu where Annette worked as a prenatal and ICU nurse at Straub Hospital and then Kapiolani Medical Center. After 10 years of woking as a nurse, Annette transitioned into the legal field, working as a medical consultant specializing in catastrophic personal injury cases for Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks. Annette immediately fell in love with Hawai'i, both the place and the culture. In her spare time she worked as a volunteer for Auntie Nona Beamer. Because of Annette's generous nature, Auntie Nona gave her the inoa ewe 'Keaulike' (the kindly one). One of Annette's greatest joys was traveling the world. From the grand palaces of St. Petersburg to swimming with black tip sharks in Bora Bora, Annette traveled far and wide to enjoy the great Pyramids, Easter Island and the fine delicacies of Europe. Her next favorite travel companions after Bob were her grandchildren. Annette's other greatest joy was her grandchildren, Noelle (15), Collin (13), Jamie (10), Noah (4) and Ariel (2). Her finest role was as the proud and doting grandmother who never forgot a birthday or holiday. Each year she made sure each grandchild had a new set of Christmas PJs to continue her own childhood tradition. Annette is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Robert, children Erik (wife Claudia) and Alexia (husband Joshua), hanai daughter Josephine Kim, her five grandchildren, and her sisters and extended family in Australia. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at noon on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. An informal reception in the Camiano Center (next to the Cathedral) will immediately follow. Annette will be interred in a private ceremony on August 17, 2016 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. In lieu of flowers, the family is request that donations be made to the River of Life Mission (riveroflifemission.com).

ARMIN KROEHLER

Posted On August 10th, 2016 -

ARMIN KROEHLER "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" a favorite hymn of Armin Kroehler, age 94, who passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 31, 2016. He is survived by wife Evelyn; children, Kenneth, Kaye, Iris, Margaret and Christopher and 8 grandchildren. Commissioned as a Missionary to Aizu, Japan in 1950, Pastor Kroehler served with compassion and love. He had just celebrated his 66th wedding anniversary.

Paul Holualoa Akau

Posted On August 10th, 2016 -

$namePAUL HOLUALOA AKAU Paul Holualoa Akau, descendant of the Koi'i-Unauna lineage, was born on September 28, 1963, to Robert Saint Akau, Sr. and Lucy Lonomaaikanaka Mia, in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Raised in Waimanalo, he attended Blanche Pope Elementary School and Kamehameha Schools; graduating with the class of 1981. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. As a talented teacher, musician, ha'i mo'olelo and librarian, Paul inspired hundreds of Hawaiian children from the elementary schools of Hana, 'Aiea and Blanche Pope. For nearly 30 summers, he taught thousands of children through the Kamehameha Schools' Ho'omaka'ika'i Explorations program. As a pastor of Kupuna Church, he ministered to the elderly and the houseless in Waimanalo. He loved and served the community and God. Paul was a member of the Hawai'i State Teachers Association, Mamakakaua, Waimanalo Hawaiian Homestead Association, Hawaiian Civic Club, QLCC, Waimanalo Collaborative and Na Pono. As a teacher of a competency based program, over a hundred thirty adults graduated under his tutelage earning him the 2015 Windward Complex Teacher of the Year Award from the Waipahu Community School for Adults. He spent decades encouraging, inspiring, and mentoring students of all ages in the Hawaiian community. Our beloved husband, dad, papa, brother, teacher, kahu and friend went home to the Lord on July 12, 2016. Paul is survived by his wife of 22 years, Zeoma, and their three children, Kapualoke (Jason) Renaud, Kauanoe (Gavin) Fujinaka and Kalaninui Akau. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Cameron, Mehana, Kalehua, Kahikina and Kalawai'a. His siblings include Robert Saint Akau, Jr., Marbeth Aquino, Jonnett Akau-Ali'ifua and Alan Akau. Mahalo a nui loa to the body of Christ who prayed and showed their aloha to Kahu Paul Akau during his recent illness. The Akau family is also appreciative of the staff at Castle Medical Center for their skill and care. A celebration of life will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 2:00 p.m.

ROGER VIERRA, SR.

Posted On August 10th, 2016 -

ROGER VIERRA, SR. Age 91, of Waialua, HI, passed away July 19, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born November 3, 1924 in Waialua, HI. He retired from the Waialua Sugar Plantation. He is survived by sons, Roger (Colleen) Vierra, Mathew (Jenny) Vierra, Jerome (Melanie) Vierra; daughters, Deborah Vierra, Roxanne (Cornel) Orillo; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Monday (Aug. 15) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua). Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

JUSTIN JOSEPH KELI”I

Posted On August 10th, 2016 -

$nameBeloved Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew Cousin,Uncle & Friend JUSTIN JOSEPH KELI'I Aug 10,1981 - April 8, 2011 Happy Birthday in Heaven! Our lives are not the same since you've been gone but knowing your with Jesus helps us to carry on. Your smile and your presence we miss everyday so we look forward to heaven where we'll see you again as we each fly away...

GEORGE S. MATSUMOTO

Posted On August 9th, 2016 -

GEORGE S. MATSUMOTO Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away July 18, 2016 in Honolulu. Born August 24, 1933 in Paauhau, Hawaii. A retired civil engineer with State of Hawaii, Department of Land & Natural Resources and US Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Elaine Matsumoto; sons, Eric (Michele) Matsumoto, Jay (Jennifer) Matsumoto; brothers, Hiroshi (Helen) Matsumoto Donald (Carol) Matsumoto; sisters, Jane Osako, Yoshie Okada, Hideko (James) Miyashiro, Alice (Henry) Nakahodo, Arline Matsumoto; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 AM Friday August 12 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:00 AM Committal Service 1:00 PM at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Rosalie Maohelaea “Sweetheart” Huch

Posted On August 9th, 2016 -

$nameROSALIE MAOHELAEA "SWEETHEART" HUCH Rosalie Maohelaea "Sweetheart" Huch passed away peacefully in her home on July 17, 2016 at the age of 91. A lifetime Hawaii resident, Rosalie was born on November 28, 1924 in Hilo, Hawaii, the second child to parents John Keli'ihelela Kaulu and Agnes Keluialuhaiakamo Lam Nui Kaulu. Following the untimely death of her father within the first month of her birth, Rosalie was raised by her mother and her stepfather, Gabriel Maila Kalaluhi, in Nu'uanu, Oahu. She grew up with her brother, John Keli'ihelela Kaulu, Jr., and later, in her twenties she became an elder sister to Maeleen 'I'ini Kalaluhi Kapuni. A vivacious woman in all aspects of her life, one of her most outstanding and memorable qualities was her lifelong, passionate love for hula and Hawaiian music and culture. An exquisite and accomplished dancer, Rosalie was honored to have danced with such highly respected individuals as Leilani Alama, Joseph Kehaulelio, and Henry Pa. This love and respect for hula, Hawaiian music, and culture was an integral part of her life and legacy. Rosalie married William Emil Huch, Jr. in 1943, prior to his induction as an officer of the Honolulu Police Department where, with Rosalie's support, he would later become an esteemed homicide detective. She became the proud mother of three daughters, Pam, Almyra "Bebe," and Healani, and worked tirelessly to provide a stable, supportive, and loving home for her husband and daughters. Her three daughters began dancing hula at an early age, following her example and instruction, often practicing and performing together for family and friends. In addition to becoming actively involved with each of her daughters' classes and extracurricular activities once they began high school, Rosalie began working at Queen's Medical Center and eventually became a full-time employee of Physician's Exchange for over 30 years. Following her retirement, she devoted herself to a number of her passions including hula and her church, crafting and jewelry making, playing the ukulele, volunteering with Alu Like, and caring for her two granddaughters, Pono and Taylor, becoming a central figure and pillar of support in their academic and personal lives. Ever a dedicated wife and mother, Rosalie became a caregiver for both her daughter, Pam, during her fight with breast cancer, and her husband, William, as his health declined after Pam's death. A testament to her strength and resilience, Rosalie remained independent until the last few months of her life, doing everything that brought her joy: continuing her passion for hula by dancing with Eddie Ogawa, attending the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival every year since its inception, partying and enjoying live Hawaiian music (especially at the Chart House) with her friends, and attending services and events at St. Mark's Episcopal Church where she recently converted to an Episcopalian after devoting the majority of her life to the Catholic Church. Rosalie joins her precious daughter, Pam, and her beloved husband, William, in the Kingdom of Heaven, in the light and love of God and her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her friends and family remember her as an embodiment of beauty, both inside and out, and we are fortunate to have been blessed with the gifts of her presence: her beautiful smile, her unwavering support and generosity, and her everyday expressions of kindness and grace. The Huch-Fernandez family express our sincerest gratitude to Rosalie for her love and lifetime of memories. Each one of us is better for having known, loved, and been loved by this treasured woman who taught us the value of living with a full and grateful heart. She is, and will continue to be, deeply missed, though we are sustained by the joy of having been her family. A memorial service will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park on Tuesday August 16, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Casual attire, lei welcome. Following the service, a special mass will be held at her place of worship, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, at 2:00 PM. She will be interred beside Pam and William the following day, Wednesday August 17, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Mau a mau, Nana, we are together forever!

SHIGEYASU “SHIGE” KINOSHITA

Posted On August 8th, 2016 -

$nameSHIGEYASU SHIGE KINOSHITA Age 79, of Kapolei, HI, passed away July 7, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born April 9, 1937 in Hilo, HI. He is survived by wife, Shirley Y. Kinoshita; son, David K. Kinoshita; daughter, Jennifer L. (Kurt) Kinoshita; brothers, Takao (Lucy) Kinoshita, Yukio (Tamiko) Kinoshita, Akira (Cynthia) Kinoshita, Richard Kinoshita, Walter (Janice) Kinoshita; sister, Jane (Samuel) Sarae. Visitation 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday (Aug. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Celebration of Life service 6:00 p.m.; Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Saturday (Aug. 13) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ANSELMA MATIAS SERIL

Posted On August 8th, 2016 -

ANSELMA MATIAS SERIL Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 18, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 21, 1927 in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by son, Eledon M. (Adela) Seril; daughters, Evelyn (Welfredo) Suarez, Aleli (Gerry) Daligdig; brothers, Jaime (Crispina) Matias, Mariano (Devina) Matias, Rodolfo Matias, Rudy (Nimfa) Matias, Benjamin (Clarita) Matias; sister, Regina Matias; 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grand- daughter. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday (August 13) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Burial will take place in Philippines at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Edward Kaohu Kalama

Posted On August 7th, 2016 -

$nameEDWARD KAOHU KALAMA Feb. 8, 1931 to July 17, 2016 Edward Kaohu Kalama of Pearl City, Oahu, passed away on July 17, 2016, at age 85. He was retired from the City and County of Honolulu, where he served for more than 20 years as a building inspector. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, retiring as a sergeant first class after 20 years of service. He served in the Vietnam War and was wounded in action in the Korean War, where he was awarded the U.S. military's Bronze Star for valor. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Loretta; daughters The Honorable Judge Ellen Kalama Clark, Lorilee (Terry) Kalama-Bartz, Keely (Mike) Kalama Lakey; son Edward (Andrea) Kalama Jr.; sisters Kealoha Kalama Cabral, Pearl Kaeo, Jackie Maynard, Rosella Kalama- Akiona; brother Vernon Kalama; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 10, 2016. Service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at 1 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcomed.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran