Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

RICHARD GENE THOREN

Posted On May 6th, 2015 -

$nameRICHARD GENE THOREN Age 78, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 6, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born February 26, 1937 in Topeka, Kansas. He is survived by sons, Terry (Barbara) Thoren, Richard (Jackie) Thoren, Jr., Charles Thoren, Thomas (Robin) Mattos, James Mattos; daughters, Sharie (Mark) Martin, Diana Thoren, Jerri (Jerry) Horner, Colleen Mattos; sister, Margaret (Frank) Mc Evoy; 16 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (May 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Wednesday (May 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

FLORENCE (MAZZEI) FARRIER-TAPFER

Posted On May 6th, 2015 -

FLORENCE (MAZZEI) FARRIER-TAPFER Florence Farrier – Tapfer, age 89, passed away on 4-29-15 in Orange County, CA. Funeral Thurs 5-7-15 11am in her hometown, Livingston MT at Franzen & Davis Chapel.

Patty Jean Virtudes

Posted On May 5th, 2015 -

$namePATTY JEAN VIRTUDES Age 58, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 22, 2015 in Mililani. Born May 26, 1956 in Honolulu, HI. An avid supporter for the Mililani & Chaminade University softball programs. She is survived by husband, Gordon M. Virtudes, Sr.; sons, Gordon M. Virtudes, Jr., Gabriel M. Virtudes; daughter, Skye L. (Dusten Abear) Virtudes; brothers, Bobby B. Roach, Sr., Dennis Roach Hart; sister, Helen “Puddy” Duhaylonsod; 1 grandson. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (May 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Sanshiro Nagatoshi

Posted On May 5th, 2015 -

RICHARD SANSHIRO NAGATOSHI Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away April 1, 2015 in Honolulu. Born July 10, 1924 in Holualoa, Kona. He is survived by wife, Hideko Nagatoshi; son, Glenn Nagatoshi; daughter, Gail (Wilfred) Oshiro; brothers, Stanley Nagatoshi, Hachiro (Mineko) Nagatoshi; sisters, Bessie Hirao, Carol (Dusty) Aoyagi; 1 grandson. Private Services were held.

Brickwood “Isa” Santa Ysabel, Jr.

Posted On May 4th, 2015 -

BRICKWOOD “ISA” SANTA YSABEL, JR. Age 55, of Honolulu, passed away April 2, 2015 in Honolulu. Born June 1, 1959 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Teresa Ysabel; sons, Apollo (Jennifer) Ysabel, Lucky Molina Ysabel; daughter, Hale-Lani (Vaisa) Maile; mother, Diana Ysabel; sisters, Berdene “Ber” Ysabel, Zelda Ysabel; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday 5/9 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Service 11:00 a.m. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Roy Allen Paris, Sr.

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

ROY ALLEN PARIS, SR. Age 72, of Honolulu, passed away April 19, 2015 in Honolulu. Born April 2, 1943 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Alberta Paris; daughter, Theresa “Tee” Naone; son, Roy (Angel) Paris, Jr.; brothers, Karl (Yolanda) Paris, George (Maui) Aki; 7 granddaughters; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday 5/8 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LAWRENCE CHEE WAH CHUN

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

LAWRENCE CHEE WAH CHUN Lawrence Chee Wah Chun, 78 of Honolulu, a retired teacher with the Department of Education and more recently the McKinley Community School for Adults, died in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center on March 18, 2015. He was born in Honolulu the son of The Late Ah Hon Chun and The Late Alice Chun. He is survived by wife Aileen Zen, sons Dale (Jenny), Reynold (Christie) and Craig (Amy); brothers Harvey and Albert Chun; sisters Annie Chun-Mow and Lily Lee, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Helen Chun. Services held. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

Brandon “Willy boy” Tamasoa

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

BRANDON WILLY BOY TAMASOA 34, of honolulu died at home. He was born in honolulu on April 20, 1980. He is survived by mom & step pop’s Laurel & Jumbo Camacho, dad Steven Tamasoa, & sister Brandi – Noelle Tamasoa. 3 nephews Jonah, Joshua, & Josiah. Many aunties, uncles, cousins, and many solid friends. Celebration of life to be held at Queens beach on May 5, 2015 at 12pm. Casual attire.

GEORGE SHIPMAN

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameGEORGE SHIPMAN 1923-2015 George Shipman passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on April 12, 2015. Born to Helen and Sherley Shipman in Cleveland, Ohio, George was the youngest of 3 boys. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942, serving as a gunner’s mate on a fuel ship until the end of WWII. He returned to Ohio, attending Ohio University on the GI Bill, and received an accounting degree. Moving to Hawaii in 1951 to begin work with the accounting firm Peat, Marwick, and Mitchell in Honolulu, he was dispatched to Maui to audit and serve the company’s accounts there. One of the accounts belonged to Gus and Grace Guslander of Island Holidays, who had a small hotel on Maui, and the newly acquired Coco Palms on Kauai. In 1956 he began working at Island Holidays as Comptroller, and later, Vice President/Treasurer. The company pioneered tourism on the neighbor islands, and created company divisions for travel, tours, and construction. Their hotels included the famous Coco Palms Resort, the Hanalei Plantation, Waiohai Resort in Poipu, and the Poipu Beach Hotel on Kauai, the Royal Lahaina with adjacent golf course, and Maui Palms on Maui, Hawaii Holiday Isle and Pali Palms on Oahu, plus the Kona Palms and Hotel King Kamehameha on the Big Island. Island Holidays was sold to Amfac in 1969. Soon afterwards he bought a small business named Kava Craft, which he operated with his wife, Annette, for 15 years. He and Annette were married in 1957. He is survived by his wife Annette, children Tom, Kathy (Ray Wimberley), Jim, (Kinau), Patrick (Nicole), and 6 grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 11:00 am at St. Anthony’s Church in Kailua, 148 Makawao St., Kailua, Oahu, Hi. Visitation starting at 10:30 am and reception to follow. There will be a private burial.

Dolores “Aunty Dee” Angut Robinson

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

DOLORES AUNTY DEE ANGUT ROBINSON Age 81, of Seattle, WA passed away March 19, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born April 9, 1933 in Aiea, HI. She is survived by sons, Michael (Rennay) Angut, Bertram (Renee) Angut, Patrick Angut; daughters, Jackie (Ernie) Brezeale, Maile (Carl) Castillo; brothers, Eddie (Kathleen) Reyes, Daniel Reyes, Stanley (Kathy) Reyes, Joseph (Lori) Reyes; sisters, Gloria (Alan) Vangen, Shirley Martinez, Ronnie (Celso) Martinez, Letty (Andy) Padilla; 7 grandchildren. Private services were held.

RODNEY M. K. FREITAS

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameRODNEY M. K. FREITAS Rodney M. K. Freitas, age 75 of Honolulu, HI died on April 27, 2015 at The Queen’s Medical Center. He was born October 9, 1939 in Pauoa. RMK graduated from McKinley High School. He worked in retail and security services early in his life. He owned Freitas of Hawaii for many years. RMK believed and loved both the Portuguese and Hawaiian culture and cultivated its growth by teaching Portuguese and language classes. He traveled to Portugal and worked as a tour guide. In his later life he was known as Kahuna Pule. He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Rose Freitas; brothers Roy, Stanley and Leonard Freitas. He is survived by his sister Juliette Freitas Montayre, Kimo Corral, Alan Silva and cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Visitation 4:30 p.m., services 6:00 p.m. with reception to follow.

VICTOR S. AOKI

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameVICTOR S. AOKI Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 3, 2015 in Kaneohe, HI. Born October 31, 1928 in Aiea, HI. He retired from the Waialua Sugar Company. He was a Korean War Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Miyoko Aoki; sons, Alan (Carol) Aoki, Ronald (Jennifer) Aoki, Darryl (Lori Ann) Aoki; daughter, Susan Silva; brothers, Richard Aoki, Hiroshi Aoki; sisters, Dorothy Kimoto; Margaret Maeda; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Friday (May 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Alvin K S Ho

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

ALVIN K S HO Age 75, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2015. He was born on June 24, 1939, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and served honorably in the U. S. Air Force from 1962 to 1968. He is survived by wife, Doris; daughter, Tracie (Scott) Chang; sons, Keith (Pat), Richard (Kazue), Jeffrey (Violet), and seven grandchildren; step- daughters, Richelle (Marwin) Sabado, Dawn (Timothy) Ho; Darcie (Aryn) Nakaoka, and six grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Darlene Meiling Kau, Cynthia; and brothers, Steve, David, and Arthur (Mary) Lee. Al will be greatly missed by his family, friends and golfing buddies. No “koden” (monetary gifts). No services.

ENGLEBERT KAMAHAELE

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

ENGLEBERT KAMAHAELE Age 91, of Kaneohe, HI, passed away April 8, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born September 8, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by daughter, Lizabeth Ann (Michael) Daley; sons, Leone (Estrelita) Kamahele, Robert Kamahele; daughter-in- law, Cherrielynn Kamahele; sisters, Frances Peterson, Bridget Raymond; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (May 7) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Dora Kit Kwan Chong

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

DORA KIT KWAN CHONG Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away April 19, 2015 in Honolulu. Born June 12, 1928 in Chung Shan, China. Former owner of Chan’s Chop Suey. She is survived by son, Warren (Nancy) Chong of Oregon; daughters, Linda (Daniel Sr.) Caudle of N. C., Marian (Larry) Belaras; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, 5/6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Prayer Service 8:45 a.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. at Manoa Lin Yee Chung Cemetery (Manoa Chinese Cemetery). Casual attire.

JACKLYN “JACKIE” HOGAN DAME

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameJACKLYN JACKIE HOGAN DAME 88, died peacefully on April 21 in Eugene, Oregon. She lived in Kailua for 47 years and at Pohai Nani in Kaneohe for 6 years. Jackie moved to Eugene after the death of her husband, Bob Dame, in 2013. Jackie was born May 18, 1926 in San Francisco and raised in Ukiah, California. She attended UC Berkeley and received an MA from Stanford University. She married Bob Dame in 1948 and they had six children. The family moved to Kailua in 1960 so Bob could work at the Pacific Missile Range in Kaneohe. Jackie was an instructor at University of Hawaii in the Speech Department, and also taught at Chaminade and the Pearl Harbor Shipyard. Jackie and the family were active tennis players. She loved playing in doubles tournaments throughout Hawaii. She was a member of AAUW and volunteered at The Contemporary Museum. Many will remember her best for her good sense of humor and the twinkle in her eye. Jackie is survived by her six children: Wendy (Eugene, OR), Peggy (Eugene, OR), Bart (Honolulu, HI), Lauren (Durham, NC), Libby (Palo Alto, CA) and Alison (Newtown Square, PA), and by four grandchildren: Lea and Garrett Eaton and Alison and David Dame-Boyle. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Ralph Hogan, Jr and Donald Hogan. The family will hold a private family service on the beach in Kailua in June. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jackie’s name to the AAUW Windward O’ahu Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1683, Kailua, HI 96734. This program helps young women pay for college education.

JORDAN MICHAEL RESH

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameJORDAN MICHAEL RESH April 27, 1981 – May 16, 2014 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our cherished son and brother, Jordan Michael Resh, on May 16th, 2014 in Kailua Kona on the Big Island. He is survived by his mother, Ruthie Charter, his twin brother, Ian Resh, his younger brother, Adam Resh, his sister, Carrie Walter, two nephews, and cousin, Anuhealehua Oliveras. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward A. Resh. A memorial service and scattering of ashes in the ocean will begin at 9:30 A.M, Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at Lanikai Community Park on Oahu. Parking will be in the Lanikai Community Park grounds on the corner of Aalapapa and Kaiolena Drive. Our family can be reached by email at inkailua@hawaii.rr.com or Facebook accounts for Ian Resh or Adam Resh.

LEE ANN COBB

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameLEE ANN COBB March 1, 1918-April 19, 2015 Lee Ann died in her home at The Plaza at Punchbowl, where she had resided since 2012. Lee Ann was born in Parkston, South Dakota to John and Mathilda Koth. She learned to work hard at an early age on the family farm, tending to their cattle herd and other farm chores. She spoke fondly of “running the coulees” with the cattle and then settling down with a book in the pasture while the cattle grazed. After graduating from high school, Lee Ann studied accounting in college in California, and worked as an accountant-bookkeeper throughout her career. She was one of the founding members of the American Society of Women Accountants, Hawaii Chapter, holding card No. 2. Lee Ann worked for a local printing company and related entities for years, and then worked in private practice for individual clients. Lee Ann married local attorney- Bankruptcy Judge William B. (“Bill” or “Colonel”) Cobb in 1959 and they enjoyed a wonderful life together travelling and entertaining, until Bill died in 1983. Lee Ann was a fiercely independent, strong-willed person, who was generous to a fault. She prided herself on being well-dressed, and color coordinated, including hats and matching handbags. Prior to moving to The Plaza, she frequently walked from her downtown condominium to the Hilton Hawaiian Village (and back) to meet with a friend. Lee Ann was an active member of Kawaiaha’o Church, and the March of Dimes Foundation, Hawaii Chapter. For over 30 years, continuing into her 80’s, Lee Ann walked in the 6 mile March of Dimes WalkAmerica fundraising event, inspiring hundreds of people to contribute more than $50,000 to the March of Dimes, the second highest continuous fund raiser in the history of the Hawaii program, with the goal of reducing birth defects and infant mortality. As a final contribution to her community, Lee Ann has contributed her body to the U.H. John A. Burns School of Medicine Willed Body Program to further the education of our local medical students. Lee Ann is survived by Bill Cobb’s children, Steve Cobb and Stephanie Wood, Lee Ann’s nieces, Sydney Schuman (Mickey), Kay Koth and Rene Powless and nephews Dellas Weber and David Playford, and her hanai family Linda Elders, Jim and Jeanne Duffy, Jennifer (Mike) Duffy, Jessica (Josh) Kreye and great grandchildren Gracie and Addison Kreye. Lee Ann’s family wishes to thank Dr. Gerald Soon, the administration and staff at The Plaza at Punchbowl, and Island Hospice for the wonderful care given Lee Ann. It is much appreciated. At Lee Ann’s request, there are no formal services. If anyone wishes to make a charitable contribution in her name, the family suggests the March of Dimes Foundation, Hawaii Chapter, 1580 Makaloa St., Suite 1200, Honolulu Hi. 96814.

BETTY MICHIKO HIGA

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

BETTY MICHIKO HIGA 85 of Honolulu. Retired from the U.S. Immigration Services. Passed peacefully on April 7, 2015. She was born in Honolulu to Richard Manki and Tsuruko Higa. She is survived by her sons, Dr. James R.K. (Shari), Jay; daughters, Linda (Steven) Kunihisa, Donna (Roland) Komagome; five grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Arizumi, Alice Morisako, Lillian Tanabe, Elaine Koike, Karen Shimabukuro and Gayle Terayama; sister-in-law, Margaret Sawamura. She was preceded in death by her husband James. She was a member of Ginowan Shijin Kai and Kuba Rosei Kai. Services will be held Sunday (5/10) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary 2PM, Visitation 1PM, Casual attire no flowers.

ELAINE KUULEI KUPAU FLYNN

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameELAINE KUULEI KUPAU FLYNN Age 84, of Fresno, Ca., passed away January 11, 2015. Born May 3, 1930 in Honolulu. She attended Sacred Hearts, the Villa de Chantal in Rock Island, Illinois during the war years, while her twin older sisters went to St. Katherine’s in Davenport, Iowa. She returned to Hawaii and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Elaine was the daughter of Colonel Oliver Homealani and Jessie Kupau. She was raised in Kalihi, one of 13 children. Preceding her in death: brothers Richard, Oliver, Gilbert, and Walter and hanai brothers Clarence Iona and Francis Higa and sisters Frances and Ellamae. Survived by sisters Jessica Maile (Jim) Kirk and Beatrice Pauahi Anae and brothers Lloyd (Maizie) and Winston (Jackie) Kupau. Also survived by daughters: Sherry (Bob) Chavez, Kathy Demas, Kim (Larry) Goebel, and son, David (Gail) Becker; grandchildren and great-grand- children. Her daughter Barbara Welch passed away in 1998. Today, May 3, 2015 would have been Elaine’s 85th birthday. A family and friends Celebration of Elaine’s life and special remembrances will be held in August in Honolulu. If you would like to share a remembrance of our beautiful, loving sister please send it to: Jessica Maile Kirk, P.O. Box 25342, Honolulu, Hi., 96825.

DORA HARUKO AOYAGI

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

DORA HARUKO AOYAGI Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away on March 29, 2015. Born in Wahiawa, she was a retired co-owner of Bob’s Auto and Service in Kakaako. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hiroshi Aoyagi and sons, Robert T. and Thomas M. Aoyagi, she is survived by her son, Terence H. Aoyagi; daughter, Eleanor S. Matsuda; daughter-in-law, Bobette Aoyagi; grandchildren, Terry S. (Ann) Yonamine, Rae S. (Eric) Smith, Chad K. (Berkley) Matsuda, Andrea A. Matsuda, Kortney Aoyagi and Jacob Aoyagi; six great-grand- children and sister, Jessie F. Yoshimoto. Mrs. Aoyagi was a member of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association; Gushikawa Shinjin Kai and Kilauea Okinawan Dance Club. Visitation from 12:00 noon Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 1:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

BETSY AU LUM

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameBETSY AU LUM Betsy Au Lum passed away peacefully on March 28, 2015 one week short of her 99th birthday. Survived by sons, Patrick, Robert (Jolene), and Richard (Norene), 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Betsy was a pioneer in the travel industry starting Kalihi Travel Service in the early 50’s and was the founder and President of World Wide Tours and Travel Service Inc. She loved escorting group tours and travelling around the world. She belonged to numerous travel groups and was once President of the Honolulu Chinatown Lions. She enjoyed life to the fullest and wanted to thank everyone for an enjoyable journey throughout her life. Private services held.

DAVID AINAHAU KANE III

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameDAVID AINAHAU KANE III February 20, 1952-May 3, 2008 Beloved husband and father. Yours always until we are together again. Traci

Mildred “Milly” Lucille O’Reilly

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

MILDRED MILLY LUCILLE O’REILLY Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 2, 2015 in Kaneohe, HI. Born December 20, 1927 in Lelina, OH. Mildred was a retired stock clerk with the Federal Government. She was a member of the Rainbow Club of Wahiawa. She is survived by son, James (Jacqueline) O’Reilly; 5 grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (May 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

EVELYN Y.Q. LAU

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

EVELYN Y.Q. LAU Evelyn Y.Q. Lau, 93, passed peacefully April 27, 2015. Services 11 a.m. (visitation 9:30 to 11), Saturday, May 9, 2015, United Church of Christ Judd St. Honolulu. Burial Punchbowl, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015. Evelyn (Evey) born July 14, 1921, in Pittsburgh PA, youngest child of James Yee Quil and Hom Toy Hop, both immigrated from Taishan, Guangdong, China. Sisters Rosalie Woo, Grace Wong, brothers Joseph Quil, Howard Quil, since passed away. Evey grew up in Pittsburgh, and graduated from Wilkinsburg HS, and U. of Pittsburgh. She met Daniel B.T. Lau (Danny), when he was sent to Pittsburgh while in the U.S. Army Air Corp to train as a pilot for World War II. Danny fell in love with Evey, described by some as the most beautiful Chinese girl in town (there weren’t many; Evey is laughing!). She volunteered to care for his battle wounds when he returned and they wed in Pittsburgh in 1946 and moved to Danny’s hometown of Honolulu. Evey taught in the public schools for decades, and raised her sons Jeffrey, Russell, and Girard, and her daughter Vicki Lau. Evey helped raise her grandchildren Daniel, Jennifer, Gregory, and Eric. She also taught Sunday School and volunteered at UCC Judd St. for decades. Evey loved her parakeets and turtle, and cared for other children after school. She loved her athlete husband Danny so much that she attended nearly all his sporting events and accompanied him to decades of UH collegiate events too. Evey played mahjong and tennis well into her late 80’s. She was an incredibly loving wife, mother and grandmother, who showered her family and those around her with deep affection and compassion. Just ask her daughters-in-laws, Susan Tilden Lau, Constance Hee Lau, and Miyuki Nakahara Lau. Evey was even honored as the United Chinese Society Chinese Mother of the Year. Evey lived a full life, yet showed kindness to all. If anyone deserves to be in heaven, it is Evey, and her family is comforted knowing she is there, watching over all of us who were so lucky to have known her. The family requests no flowers, and that any remembrances be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society, the United Church of Christ Judd St., or the UH Foundation.

RENAU ‘MR. C’ CONSTANTINAU

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameRENAU ‘MR. C’ CONSTANTINAU It is with great sadness that we bid aloha to Renau ‘Mr. C’ Constantinau, a veteran, businessman, beloved father and husband. A proud Greek-Cypriot, he will be remembered for his integrity, tenacity, zest for life, love of adventure and a wry sense of humor. He is survived by the love of life, his wife of 61 years, Regina, and his daughter, Walea. Services for Mr C will be held on May 7th at 3:00 PM at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life at the Hawaii Yacht Club at 5:00 PM.

“Uncle Lani” Everett George Lanihuli Na’auao

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-05-04 10.31.23UNCLE LANI EVERETT GEORGE LANIHULI NA’AUAO Age 75, of Wai’anae HI, passed away on April 7, 2015 in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu to Solomon and Priscilla Na’auao. A pure Hawaiian, US Navy Vet., Volleyball Master, FB/VB Coach, Prof. Musician, Ret. Heavy Equipment Operator, mbr of the Operating Engineers Local 3, Pres. of TATEOM HI, “Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi” icon, loving uncle, papa, dad and devoted husband, will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 51yrs, Marion; children Charmaine (Mike) Ocasek, Sean (Puna) Na’auao, Clifford (Madonna) & Laurie Shiroma; grandchildren Nanea, Kainoa, Nakoa, Kupu, Kahi, Ehu, Honu, Kua, Kawehi, Ezra; great- grandchildren Huali, Haumea, Pontis, Azriel, Jayden, Aria, Jasiah; brothers Roland Na’auao, Herbert HewLen (hanai); sisters Teddi (Kawika) Na’auao, Marie Holi, Beatrice HewLen (hanai); many family and friends. Viewing/wake service 5:00pm Wed. May 6, 2015 & viewing/funeral service 9:00am Thurs. May 7, 2015 at Kaumakapili Church 766 N. King St. Burial to follow at 1:00pm, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery Kaneohe. No flowers please. “When it’s sadness here, it’s gladness there, Just beyond the ridge”.

BEATRICE KIMIKO HIGA NISHIZAWA

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

BEATRICE KIMIKO HIGA NISHIZAWA Beatrice Kimiko Higa Nishizawa, age 94, long time resident of Kaneohe, passed away on April 12, 2015 at the home of her caregivers: daughter, Gwen and son-in-law, Clayton Fujie. Born on June 28, 1920 in Hakalau, Hawaii, she was a retired seamstress from the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and a member of Yomitan Sonjinkai. She was preceded in death by her husband, Toshio, and son, Gary. Along with daughter, Gwen (Clayton) Fujie, she is survived by her sons, Miles (Harriet) and Guy (Michelle) Nishizawa, daughter, Geri (Jim) Baenen, sister, Joyce Uehara, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Beatrice was an avid reader and gardener and enjoyed Okinawan and Hawaiian music. She continued sewing well into her 90’s. She was a great cook who hosted many gatherings. Devoted to her family, she also supported her late husband’s 522 FAB and 442nd RCT Veterans activities. On May 7th at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, visitation will start at 5:00 pm followed by a celebration of life service at 6:00 pm.

NORA CHIYOKO MIYAMOTO

Posted On May 2nd, 2015 -

NORA CHIYOKO MIYAMOTO Age 91, of Kapolei, HI, passed away March 21, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born April 20, 1923 in Waialua, HI. Nora was the proprietor of Miyamoto Anthuriums and a retired Cafeteria Manager of King’s School. She was a devout member of Calvary Independent Church of Wahiawa. She is survived by son, Glen (Diane) Miyamoto; daughters, Jenny (Eric) Enomoto, Rene (Douglas) Lising; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

PILAR HERESA EBALAROZA

Posted On May 2nd, 2015 -

$namePILAR HERESA EBALAROZA Age 79, of Selma, TX, passed away March 30, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. Born August 22, 1935 in Kauai, HI. Retired registrar at the Bureau of Conveyances for the State of Hawaii. Former active parishioner of St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Nanakuli. She is survived by sons, Osmund D. Ebalaroza, Jason J. (Emma) Ebalaroza, Sr., Chad V. (Sandra) Ebalaroza; daughters, Milisa F. (Eddie) Freeman, Ilsa L. (Alex) Ramos; brother, Manuel (Salome) Heresa; sisters, Rose Silva, Mela (Zeke) Izon, Maria (Edward) Roberts, Helena (George) Roach; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:15 a.m., Wednesday (May 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.


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