Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Ritsuko Nakagawa Moniz

Posted On July 29th, 2012 -

RITSUKO NAKAGAWA MONIZ
Ritsuko Nakagawa Moniz, 89, of Honolulu, a retired cashier for HGEA, passed away on June 29, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in North Kohala. She is survived by daughters Barbara Tomita (Alvin), Ann Suen (Randall), Linda Petersen (Craig); daughter-in-law Pam Moniz; grandchildren Paula, Charles & Melanie Moniz, Jamie Tomita, Kristin Nakasato (Davin), Reyn & Kelsy Suen, Gavin (Karen) & Malia Petersen; two great-grandchildren Breagh & Royson; sisters Dorothy Morita, Kozue Awaya, Aiko Takemoto. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert P Moniz and son, Albert P Moniz, Jr. Visitation 2 p.m., Services 3 p.m. at Holy Nativity Church in Aina Haina on Sunday, August 5. Casual attire, no flowers

ANNETTE TOSHIE OKA

Posted On July 29th, 2012 -

ANNETTE TOSHIE OKA
Age 55, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 13, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 12, 1957 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Daughter of Kiyoko and Harry Oka.
She is survived brothers, Brian Oka, Garrick (Joann) Oka.
Private services were held.

ISAO KIMOTO

Posted On July 28th, 2012 -

ISAO KIMOTO
Age 96, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away June 19, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born September 13, 1915 in Puunene, Maui, HI. Isao was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Wahiawa Hongwanji.
He is survived by sons, Alan (Kris) Kimoto, Stephen Kimoto, Stanley (Dorothy) Kimoto of CA, Reggie (Cindy) Kimoto; daughter, Patricia (Neal) Gause of VA; 5 grandchildren.
Private services were held.

MARIANO PAGDILAO FAGARAGAN

Posted On July 28th, 2012 -

MARIANO PAGDILAO FAGARAGAN
Age 92, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away June 22, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 6, 1920 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Oahu Sugar Plantation as a irrigator for Waiahole Water Irrigation Company.
He is survived by sons, Felizardo P. Fagaragan, Ernesto (Flordelina) Fagaragan, Rody (Rose) Fagaragan; daughters, Elizabeth Nagtalon, Teresita (Vicente) Sadorra, Emme (Edgardo) Caberto; 34 grand-children; 63 great-grand-children; 13 great-great-grand-children; brothers, Ludivico (Remedios) Pagaragan, Andres Pagaragan; sister, Carlina Coloma.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (August 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (August 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ANDREW KAY JOE KIM

Posted On July 27th, 2012 -

ANDREW KAY JOE KIM
82, of Honolulu, a retired Employee of Foremost Dairies and a veteran of the US Marine Corps, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2012. He was born in Kalihi Valley on January 7, 1930. He is survived by wife, Theresa; children, Anna, Andrew (Cheryl), and Anthony (Ha); four grandchildren, Logan, Jacob, Samantha, and Jonathan; and sister, Margaret Chiu.
Visitation 5:30p/Service 6:30p on Tuesday, July 31 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Mass 9:30a at Sacred Heart Parish on Wilder Avenue on Wednesday, August 1 with burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

KATHLEEN TAYLOR JOSLIN

Posted On July 27th, 2012 -

KATHLEEN TAYLOR JOSLIN
62 of Kailua a retired estimator for Zelinsky Painting, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2012 in Suwanee, Georgia. She is survived by daughter Kelly, son Mark, grandchildren Jennifer, Jacob, Desiree, Jack and James, brother Jeff Taylor and sister Betsy Ponciano. The greatest joys in her life were her family, the love of baseball and her dog Gypsy. Private services to be held.

AVELINA P. CASTILLO

Posted On July 27th, 2012 -

AVELINA P. CASTILLO
Age 98, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 20, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 9, 1914 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
She is survived by caregivers, Mercy & Del Estaban; nephew, Chris Castillo.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (July 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CARLINA PADILLA BITAO

Posted On July 27th, 2012 -

CARLINA PADILLA
BITAO
Age 92, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away July 13, 2012 in Waipahu. Born March 27, 1920 in Balangobong, Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines.
She is survived by husband, Romualdo S. Bitao; daughters, Jovita Bitao, Editha (Domy) Soliven, Placida Bitao, Alicia Bitao, Emy (Ogie) Rivera, Mely (Nestor) Mendoza; 13 grand-children; 1 great-grandchildren; sisters, Veneranda Elcano, Efipania Ventura.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (August 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Burial will take place in Philippines at a later date. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Cleighton K. K. Lau

Posted On July 27th, 2012 -

CLEIGHTON
K.K. LAU
5/29/57 – 7/25/12
Celebration of Life for Cleighton K.K. Lau will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Roy’s Ko’Olina Restaurant at 1:00 pm.

ANDREW KAY JOE KIM

Posted On July 27th, 2012 -

ANDREW KAY
JOE KIM
82, of Honolulu, a retired Employee of Foremost Dairies and a veteran of the US Marine Corps, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2012. He was born in Kalihi Valley on January 7, 1930. He is survived by wife, Theresa; children, Anna, Andrew (Cheryl), and Anthony (Ha); four grandchildren, Logan, Jacob, Samantha, and Jonathan; and sister, Margaret Chiu.
Visitation 5:30p/Service 6:30p on Tuesday, July 31 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Mass 9:30a at Sacred Heart Parish on Wilder Avenue on Wednesday, August 1 with burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

BARBARA M. AHIA

Posted On July 26th, 2012 -

BARBARA M. AHIA
Age 69, of Kahuku, Hawaii, passed away July 12, 2012 in Kailua. Born December 1, 1942 in San Francisco, CA. Barbara was a swimming pool manager at the Kaneohe District Park.
She is survived by husband, Don Ahia; mother, Gerda Barrus of UT; brother, Walter Rodger (Margaret) Barrus of UT.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (August 2) at Kings Cathedral Church; (5740 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu) Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

VICENTE “CENTE” MENDOZA

Posted On July 26th, 2012 -

VICENTE “CENTE”
MENDOZA
Age 79, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away June 30, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 27, 1932 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Moana Surf Rider Hotel, Waikiki.
He is survived by spouse, Erlinda Mendoza; daughters, Emelda (Amos) Lapointe, Erlinda (Rolando) Viado, Virginia (Rolly) Gano; son, Lorenzo (Norma) Mendoza; 14
grandchildren; 7 great-grand-children; brothers, Pedro (Seniang) Mendoza, Sotero (Lapaz) Mendoza, Rosendo (Lilia) Mendoza, Sonny (Gaudencia) Mendoza; sister, Leonarda Ramil.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (July 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (August 1) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temple Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Kenneth Shigeru Honma, Jr.

Posted On July 25th, 2012 -

KENNETH SHIGERU
HONMA, JR.
Age 69, of Honolulu, passed away on July 6, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Wahiawa, he was co-owner of Wholesale Unlimited. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty; sons, Marc (Laura) and Yates (Carrie) Honma; grandchildren, Dashiell and Ellis; brothers, Allen and Michael (Emiko) Honma.
Visitation will be next Thursday, August 2, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The celebration of his life will begin at 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

DINICIA N. ARIZ

Posted On July 25th, 2012 -

DINICIA N. ARIZ
Age 87, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away July 15, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born March 19, 1925 in Mt. View, Hawaii.
She is survived by sons, George D. Ariz Jr., Byron S. Ariz; daughters, Marlene (Richard) Lowthian, Roberta (Dan) Koenigsberger; brothers, Stan Narito, Jose “Joe” (Mary) Narito; sisters, Evelyn (Fred) Caluya, Ann (Val) Villanueva; 2 grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (August 1) at St John Apostle & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

GWENDOLYN LEINAALA JOSEPH

Posted On July 25th, 2012 -

GWENDOLYN LEINAALA JOSEPH
Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away June 24, 2012 at Lunalilo Nursing Home. Born August 14, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She is survived by sons, Sniffen Joseph, Jr., Whitney (Connie) Joseph, Sr., Jonathan (Ruthie) Joseph, Sr.; daughters, Gwendolyn (Curtis) Kurahara, Annette (Sheldon) White; hanai-daughter, Debbie (Richard) Aki; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at St. Stephen’s Church (2747 Pali Hwy.), Mass 10:15 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Donald Parker

Posted On July 25th, 2012 -

DONALD PARKER
1944 – 2012
Donald Martin Parker, former offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49er’s, football star for Punahou School and University of Virginia, an expert in redevelopment, responsible for the Mission Bay Area project in San Francisco that resulted in six thousand housing units and five million square feet of commercial space, died July 18th at his home on the slopes of Diamond Head.
Born and raised in Manoa Valley, Parker led the Punahou School football team to their only undefeated season to date in his graduation year of 1962. At the University of Virginia he was captain of the team, playing in both the East West Shriner’s game and the Hula Bowl.
He met his wife, Sally Parker, in 1966 while working a summer job as doorman at Duke Kahanamoku’s in the International Marketplace in Waikiki. They married in 1985, traveled when ever and where ever they could and took the task of raising children and grand children both seriously with great humor.
Following his own philosophy of making places better, Parker used his degree in city planning from University of Virginia and his MBA and Masters in Architecture degrees from University of Oregon to excel in the field of real-estate development. He worked with Kaiser-Aetna, Amfac Development Corporation where he was partner in charge of the Marina Village in Alameda, California, that included 1.3 million square feet of office space, a neighborhood shopping center, two hotels and 1,000 marina berths. As executive director of the Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority, he redeveloped the 3,000 acre decommissioned U.S. Naval Air Base in Alameda. From 1995 to 2,000 he was vice president for Bay Area Development, responsible for all development in the Bay area.
An elder at the First Presbyterian Church at Koolau, Parker was instrumental in moving the church campus from Makiki to the new location at the Ko’olau Golf Course. Parker was a leader in the support of the Shalom Christian Birthing Home in the Philippines, allowing trained nurses to care for impoverished women from remote villages, often providing the only medical care received by young mothers, dramatically decreasing the rate of infant mortality.
Parker was an avid golfer, recently making his first hole in one. He was a Rotarian, chairman of the building and grounds committee of the Outrigger Canoe Club, a member of both the Urban Land Institute and Lamba Alpha Land Society.
He is survived by his wife, Sally, and seven children and step children; Taber Reiner, Trent Parker, Natalie Parker, Aime Klemmer, Beth Wallace, Meghan Buck and Leslie Goldman, his sister, Judy Cochran, six grand children, two nephews and a niece.
A celebration of life will take place Wednesday, July 25th at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Honolulu at Koolau, 45-550 Kionaole, Kaneohe, 96744. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church to be transferred to fund the Shalom Christian Birthing Home in the Philippines.

RAWVERN “VERNIE” HOOPIIAINA KALUHIOKALANI

Posted On July 24th, 2012 -

RAWVERN “VERNIE” HOOPIIAINA KALUHIOKALANI
Age 62, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away June 19, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born September 12, 1949 in Waialua, Hawaii. Rawvern was a retired secretary with the Public Defenders Office.
She is survived by son, Kalalena Kaluhiokalani; brother, Roy (Young) De Coito, Jr.; sisters, Rawleen (Wally) Fisher, Rawlete Kraut.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (July 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Elizabeth KamYau Ching

Posted On July 23rd, 2012 -

ELIZABETH KAM YAU CHING
Age 88, passed away at Tripler Army Medical Center and met her Lord and Savior on June 16, 2012. She reunites with her husband, Robert H. Ching and son, Earl M.T. Ching. Elizabeth was born in Honolulu on September 2, 1923 to Mew and Violet A.Y. (Chang) Wong and graduated from Farrington High School. Before her retirement as the See Dai Doo Society Building Manager, she was active in the Ching Clan Benevolent Society, See Dai Doo Society, and Chinese Catholic Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Roberta Y.K. Tom (Leonard Y.M.); brothers Gerald Y.K. Wong (Gwen) from California and Lowell Y.M. Wong (Merle); sister Loretta “Macky” K.H. Mactagone; daughter -in-law Christina “Tina” Q. Ching; grandchildren Brandon K.W. Tom (Jamie), Liane S.L. Lim (Bedora “Jeff”), Kelli Anne Y.L. Ching, and great granddaughter, Kaelyn Marie Lim.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 8:30 am and services at 9:30 am at Borthwick Mortuary – Mauka. Burial will follow at 11:00 am at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

DAISY PANG OE CUP CHOY ALINA

Posted On July 23rd, 2012 -

DAISY PANG OE CUP CHOY ALINA
Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away July 9, 2012 at home. Born November 21, 1916 in Makawao, Maui.
She is survived by son, William (Louise) Alina; daughter, Maile Gentry; 4 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday 7/26 at St. Patrick Church, 1124 7th Avenue, Program 11:00 a.m., Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

DANIEL “KANIELA” INOUYE

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

DANIEL “KANIELA” INOUYE
Age 59, of Honolulu, passed away July 9, 2012 at home. Born December 12, 1952 at Honolulu. 1970 Graduate of Kamehameha Schools.
He is survived by son, Kaniela Inouye; daughters, Danni Inouye, Charlene Kahawaii; brothers, Clinton Inouye, George Inouye; sister, Louella Simeona; 9 grandchildren; predeceased parents, Isamu & Mary Inouye.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday 7/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Valerie Trimarco

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

Valerie Trimarco
Dec. 2, 1946-July 22, 2008
Your memory lives on forever

Bernard “Zero” Shigaki

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

BERNARD “ZERO” SHIGAKI
Bernard “Zero ” Shigaki, born on November 11, 1944 and passed on June 29, 2012. Zero is a 1962 graduate of Kamehameha School for Boys, as it was then known, and is a retiree of the Honolulu Police Department. Thereafter he worked for another two decades in the seafood industry, his real passion.
Zero is survived by his loving wife Virginia; his children: Ha’aheo (Justin), Barney (Robyn), Kayettie (Peter), and Gianna (Robert), his brother Lawrence (Billy), his eight grandchildren and his six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Bishop Memorial Chapel on the Campus of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama on July 29, 2012. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. and services shall be held at 11:00 a.m. Lunch planned by Zero to follow services.

W W ROBINSON

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

W W ROBINSON
Rear Admiral William W. Robinson, SC, USN (Ret.), 95, (The Commander), passed peacefully on June 8, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, he graduated from Northeastern and Harvard Universities and immediately joined the Navy and served his country until his retirement, at which time he and his bride, Joan, decided to make Hawaii their permanent home. Their family grew to include 8 children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
WW’s Yankee background prompted him to enter Hawaii’s business field, and he first opened WW Distributors, then Kala Iki, Polynesian Follies, award winning Windows of Hawaii, Mongolian Barbeque and his final restaurant, Fresco.
WW was always interested in sports, particularly volleyball and racquetball, which he shared with his children. He formed close relationships with like-minded players at Ft. DeRussy which spanned 50+ years, and where he was dubbed “The Commander”. In 1967 WW was named “Sports Father of the Year” by The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
For years open tournaments were held at the Robinson Makaha Beach house hosted by The Commander.
In addition to being a team member, he became President of the DeRussy Athletic Association, Chairman of the Armed Forces Recreational Committee, National Director of the U.S. Volleyball Association, U.S. National Olympic Committee and Hawaii Volleyball Commissioner (7 years).
Affectionately also called “King”, he is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan Anne. Sons; Matthew Kuukahiku, Barnaby Kalikiano, Auguste Kawelolani, Peter Kilohana, Christopher Chase and Cyrus. Daughters; Merriam Leilani Rapisura and Malia Iwalani Christiansen. Grandchildren Renee and Jon Rapisura, Kristina Stewart, Lindsey Jennings, Everett, Andrew, Alexander, Ricky, Spencer, Gabriel, Kate, Sarah, Jodi and Elizabeth Robinson. Great grandchildren Henry Jennings and John Robinson Moore Jr.
WW was a “gentleman before his time”, whose greatest pleasure was being faced with new projects to be solved. At the time of his passing he was planning the celebration of his 96th birthday/family reunion and the anticipated arrival of twin
grandchildren and 2 additional great grandchildren.
Memorial services are scheduled for Monday, July 30, 2012 at Ft. DeRussy Army Chapel starting at 10 A.M. followed at 2 P.M. by full Military Honors Interment at Punchbowl National Cemetery Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com
The family wishes to extend their Aloha to the Office of the Garrison Commander, (COL) Peter Mueller, Chaplain Rickie Wambles (CPT), Chaplain Cloyd Colby (LTC) and Chaplain Rick Tiff (LT) for their support.

HELEN C. MATSUMOTO

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

HELEN C. MATSUMOTO
Age 77, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 16, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 9, 1934 in Waialua, Hawaii.
She is survived by husband, Yoshito Matsumoto; son, Dr. Randal S. (Carol) Matsumoto; brother, Dennis (Karen) Kawamura; sister, Aiko Kawamura; grandson, Reece H. Matsumoto.
Private services were held

Will Kyselka

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

WILL KYSELKA
June 7, 1921 – July 1, 2012
Will Kyselka died July 1 at age 91. He was predeceased by his wife, Leila “Lee” Kyselka, who died May 10, 2012, and survived by his stepson, Jim Denbeste of Salem, Oregon, a nephew, David Hermel, of Michigan, step-grandchildren Leslie Wilder & Michael Wilder of Hawaii, Paul DenBeste of Oregon, Michelle DenBeste of California, Lisa DenBeste & Matt DenBeste of Washington, and eight step-great-grandchildren. Will was born in Detroit, Michigan and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He attended Olivet College and received his B.S. in Geology and M.A. in Education from the University of Michigan. He taught for many years at the UH Lab School and retired as an Associate Professor from the UH Curriculum Research and Development Group. He was a lecturer at the Bishop Museum Planetarium where he met Nainoa Thompson in 1978. Using the Planetarium as a resource, Will worked with Nainoa to develop knowledge concerning the movement of the stars as Nainoa prepared to be the navigator on the Hokule’a’s successful roundtrip journey between Hawaii and Tahiti in 1980. Will and his wife, Lee, were on the Ishka, the 48-foot sailing vessel that escorted the Hokule’a on that 1980 journey to Tahiti. Will also sailed aboard the Hokule’a itself during a part of its 1986-1987 Voyage of Rediscovery. He wrote the book An Ocean in Mind in 1987 as well as co-authored North Star to Southern Cross, Maui-How It Came to Be, Anatomy of an Island and Stars in Mind. Will was a member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society as well as the Church of the Crossroads. He and his wife built a beloved home on top of Tantalus in 1968 and lived on Forest Ridge Way until 2011. A celebration of Will’s life will be held at Church of the Crossroads, Honolulu on Friday July 27, 2012. Visitation 4:30-5:00 pm, service at 5 pm, reception at 6 pm. Please, no flowers. Donations can be made in his name to the University of Hawaii Press, the Polynesian Voyaging Society or Church of the Crossroads.

David Jiro Yoshihara

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

DAVID JIRO YOSHIHARA
89, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard warehouseman supervisor, died June 14, 2012. He was born in Paia, Maui. Preceded in death by wife Anna; survived by daughters, Linda Vilett (James) and Lisa Yoshihara (Wayne Kawamoto) and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at Makiki Christian Church. Call after 10:00 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Douglas Glenn Gibb

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

DOUGLAS GLENN GIBB
Douglas Glenn Gibb, 72, longtime Ka’a’awa resident, died July 1 in Des Moines, Iowa with his family at his side.
He was born June 5, 1940 in Makaweli, Kauai, the son of Douglas Stormont and Gwendolyn (Bedell) Gibb. He was a 1958 graduate of Punahou Academy, a 1963 graduate of City College of San Francisco and a 1966 graduate of the University of Denver. He was Food and Beverage Manager for Island Holidays Kauai and Assistant Manager for Spencecliff Corporation.
In 1967, he joined the Honolulu Police Department. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1971, Detective in 1973, Lieutenant in 1976 and Captain in 1978. In 1982 he was named Policeman of the Year. He was appointed Chief in 1983.
Gibb retired from HPD and was Vice President for Records and Security at First Hawaiian Bank in 1989, retiring in 1998 and moving, with his wife, Melanie, to Des Moines to be near their daughter and family. He traveled the states in his RV and on his many Harleys. He enjoyed baking at his daughter’s Des Moines health food store.
Gibb was proud of his family’s membership in Scotland’s Buchanan clan. He played the bagpipes and slack key guitar, and enjoyed Hawaiian and Bluegrass music of old. The Gibbs had planned to move back to their home in Volcano, on the Big Island, in the fall to escape Iowa winters.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Melanie (Hardy); daughter, Diane Gibb (Rod) Lahodny of Des Moines; son, Glenn Kale (Keona) Gibb of Honolulu; grandchildren, Emma, Lake, and Stormont; brother, Charles E. (Barbara) Gibb of Honolulu; and sister, Christina E. (Jay) Moore of Napili, Maui.
A memorial visitation will be held 4-6 p.m., Friday, July 27 at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. A memorial service will begin at 6 p.m. Online condolences may be left at borthwickoahu.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Honolulu Police Relief Association, 1537 Young St., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96826 or to PBS Hawaii, 2350 Dole St., Honolulu, HI 96822.

Mildred (Silva) Duarte

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

MILDRED (SILVA) DUARTE
February 20, 2012
88, passed away peacefully in Colorado Springs earlier this year after a long bout with heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease. Millie was born in Honolulu to Georgina and Ernest Silva. She graduated from St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls, and then married Anthony Duarte, a veteran of three World Wars, who predeceased her in 1978.
Millie is survived by her children Lani Robbins, Tony (Diane), Bernhardt, Curtis (Gayle), Dana, Scott (Susan), Stephanie Whalen, and Gary; thirteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; sisters Vivian Spencer and Donna (Butch) Soares; brother Frank Kahoohanohano Jr., and many nieces and nephews. Her brothers Robert and Ernest Silva predeceased her. Millie loved all sports; she especially enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a devout Catholic, had many great qualities and loved the simplicity of life. Millie will be greatly missed for her friendly ways and selfless giving to those she loved.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1701 Wilder Avenue (enter parking from Halekula Way). Visitation from 9:00 a.m., mass at 10:00am, followed by a committal service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, at 11:30 a.m. where Millie’s remains will be placed with her husband.
No flowers please. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, or a favorite charity.

Phoebe Anna Keaweamahi Galindo Saucerman

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

PHOEBE ANNA KEAWEAMAHI GALINDO SAUCERMAN
80, passed away on July 7, 2012 at home in Makaha. She was born on February 15, 1932 in Lahaina, Maui. She had retired from Lualualei Naval Magazine as a communications supervisor and a former employee of Hawaiian Airlines.
Phoebe was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Makaha Ward and belonged to the Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC), Barbers Point Riding Club, VFW Host 849 Ladies Auxiliary, American Cancer Society and many, many more. She was well known for the many cakes she made: birthday, shower, retirement and especially her beautiful wedding cakes.
She is survived by husband Robert; daugthers Kelly (Edwin) Saucerman-Gladder, Erin Fernandes, Shane (Blane) Aburamen and hanai daughter Judy (Ray) Datzman; grandchildren Tyler and Emily Fernandes, Devan and Casey Aburamen; brothers Daniel (Pualani) Galindo, Victor Villarin, Albert (Patricia) Villarin, sisters Mary Apio, Clara Narvaez, Linda Meyer; many nieces and nephews, and numerous hanai “adopted” loved ones that have been touched by her kindness.
She will be greatly missed by her horse Lady Dillingham, dogs Laki, Coach and Buddy, birds Hauoli and Keoki .
Visitation 9:00am Saturday, July 28th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Makakilo Hawaii Stake, 92-900 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei, HI, services 11:00am. Burial to follow, 2:30pm, Valley of the Temples, Aloha attire.

RITA JIN OI PANG

Posted On July 22nd, 2012 -

RITA JIN OI PANG
Age 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away July 8, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 18, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from Liberty House.
She is survived by husband, Benjamin S.P. Pang; sons, Melvin C.H. Pang, Gary K.S. (Gloria) Pang, Greg G. C. (Ty Nohara) Pang; brothers, Daniel (Evelyn) Tyau, Dennis Tyau; sisters, Sybil Tyau, Charlotte (Shigeo) Miyashiro; 6 grand-children; 11 great-grand-children.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (July 26) at Borthwick Mortuary; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service to follow. Casual Attire.


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