Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Evelyn (Hef) Marguerite Strode Van Orsdel

Posted On February 13th, 2016 -

EVELYN (HEF) MARGUERITE STRODE VAN ORSDEL January 3, 1921 - January 4, 2016 Evelyn was born and raised in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at her home in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California the day after her 95th birthday. A fourth generation Honolulu native, Hef attended Lanai School and was a graduate of Punahou School. She went on to graduate from National Park Junior College in Washington DC in 1941. She was a member of Punahou's championship swim team in her junior and senior years and set school swimming records in college. Evelyn married Ralph Alexander Van Orsdel, Jr. in St. Alban's Chapel on the grounds of the National Cathedral, Washington DC, on September 15, 1942. They returned to Hawaii after the war and spent a wonderful life together for the next 65 years. Van and Hef moved to the mainland in 1970 at the request of Van's employer Amfac, Ltd and they lived contentedly in Orinda, Moraga and Walnut Creek, California through their remaining years. In Hawaii Evelyn was active with many organizations including: Daughters of Hawaii (Life member), Uluniu Women's Club, Junior League of Hawaii, Oahu Country Club, The Pacific Club, Queens Hospital volunteer and The Outdoor Circle. Evelyn and Van raised their family in Manoa Valley and Lanikai Beach and Hef enjoyed the company of friends during bridge nights, golf outings and dinner parties. Van and Hef traveled extensively throughout their lives visiting all continents and some little-known islands, absorbing the cultures of the world and watching for birds. In California Evelyn was active in organizations such as the Orinda Country Club, Orinda Valley Garden Club, Alta Bates Hospital volunteer, Bedayn/Mitchell Birders, Moraga Country Club, Moraga Women's Investment Group, and Devonshire Condominium Association's Landscape Committee Chairwoman. Evelyn and Van were SF Symphony season ticket holders for many years. As Mom and Tutu, she loved her family and was like a rock in support of her children and extended family. She also passed down the traditions of hula and surfing to future generations. She was poised, gracious and full of grace. Hef didn't miss a trick and was a wise counselor to Ralph during his career and to her children. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Joseph E. Strode MD and Pauline Elizabeth Marguerite Schaefer of Honolulu and her brother Walter S. Strode, MD (Nancy, Molly) of Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Elizabeth V. Moulds (Steve) of Napa, CA, Catherine H. Martin (Wayne) of Medford, OR, and son Joseph A. Van Orsdel (Sara) of Alameda, CA; beloved Strode nieces and nephews Carol, Poppy, Mardi, Mary, Cay, Michael and David; grandchildren Reed Moulds (Aleena) and Hayden Schmidter (Nick), Tyler and Tia Martin, Catherine and Carly Van Orsdel; and four great grandchildren. Evelyn had a special relationship with her caregivers of many years Ramada, Pauline and Alice. Hef was very proud of the family member's productivity and ability to do well in the world and well for their families. Evelyn's children will host a gathering for friends at Evelyn's home, 1722 Comstock Drive, Walnut Creek Ca. 94595 on Saturday February 20, 2016 from 2-4PM. In lieu of flowers please donate to one of Evelyn Van Orsdel's favorite charities: The Food Bank of CCC, Meals on Wheels, the local SPCA, Planned Parenthood, Alta Bates Foundation and Punahou School. Or donate to your favorite charity in her honor.

JUAN P. ARCENA

Posted On February 12th, 2016 -

JUAN P. ARCENA Age 80, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 14, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born April 26, 1935 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was a retired grounds superintendent at the Waikiki Sheraton Hotel. He is survived by wife, Juanita Arcena; sons, Fernando Arcena, Jaime (Paula) Arcena, Alfred Arcena, Ronald Arcena; daughter, Angie (Jim) Graf; 5 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Feb. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Steven M. Uyehara

Posted On February 12th, 2016 -

STEVEN M. UYEHARA Steven M. Uyehara, 83, passed away on January 26, 2016 at his home in Kalaheo, Hawai'i. Steve was born in Kahului, Maui on March 18, 1932. He graduated from Baldwin High School, served in the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division Signal Corps Photo Section in the Korean War, graduated from Northrop Institute of Technology with an Aeronautical Engineering degree, and retired from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands as Aerial Targets Manager. Steve enjoyed his work and work colleagues and retired only a few years prior to his passing. He also loved to spend time with his friends and family. Steve is survived by wife Gladys, children Scot, Pamela, and Kimberly Uyehara, brother Alan Uyehara and wife Sylvia and sister Jane Yoshimura and husband Lester and their children and grandchildren, and hanai family Richard, Kathie, and grand- daughter Jackie Taylor. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Kaua'i Hospice, 4457 Pahe'e Street, Lihue, HI, 96766 or The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i, 923 Nu'uanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96817 in memory of Steven M. Uyehara.

LARRY MASAMI TOJO

Posted On February 12th, 2016 -

LARRY MASAMI TOJO Age 96, of Waialua, HI, passed away January 8, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born February 6, 1919 in Waialua, HI. He was a retired field supervisor for Waialua Sugar Co. He is survived by son, Robert K. (Estrellia) Tojo; brother, Mitsuro (Alma) Tojo; sisters, Dorothy Ito, Betty (Masao) Okouchi, Sumiko Hanashiro; grandson, Brandon Tojo. Private services held.

BENJAMIN MADAMBA MADAMBA

Posted On February 12th, 2016 -

BENJAMIN MADAMBA MADAMBA Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 4, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 2, 1926 in Baccara, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Consolacion Madamba; sons, Ernesto (Merlita) Madamba, Melanio (Christina) Madamba, Danny (Jenny) Madamba; daughters, Virginia (Gaudencio) Gamez, Luisa (Eguadro) Se, Linda (Ronelo) Catajan; 21 grand- children; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Feb 17) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

MATILDA H. PLOUFFE

Posted On February 12th, 2016 -

MATILDA H. PLOUFFE Age 93, of Wahiawa, HI passed away January 17, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born January 25, 1922 in Castner Village, Schofield, HI. She was a member of the Rainbow Club, Wahiawa and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. She is survived by sons, Raynald "Ray" (Linda) Plouffe, Leon "Bill" (Sarah) Plouffe, Roger Plouffe; daughter, Christine (Larry) Gauldarama; sisters, Marian Montalbo, Geri Montalbo; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grand- children; 12 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (Feb 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Casual and Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

DAVID “BABA” KAAHANUI

Posted On February 12th, 2016 -

$nameDAVID BABA KAAHANUI A truly pure heart, Baba would do anything to bring people together and make everyone laugh. He was an extraordinarily talented man who could do everything from tow surfing, dirt bike riding, welding, working on cars to MMA fighting. He loved to sing and play the ukulele and drums. It brought him so much joy to show people what Hawaii is all about and let them feel the power of Aloha. The last few years he served in the Army National Guard as a Chemical Ops Specialist and a Millwright for American Piping and Broiler Co. He was such a strong, loving, silly, brave, ambitious and kind man. Celebration of his life will be held Monday, January 15th, 9:30am at Mililani Mortuary. Military honors will be held on Wednesday, February 17th, 1pm at Punchbowl Cemetary.

JOHN J. BROWNE, JR. (JACK)

Posted On February 11th, 2016 -

$nameJOHN J. BROWNE, JR. (JACK) July 2, 1919 - February 3, 2016 Jack Browne, 96, of Kailua, a veteran of the Army Air corps, died in Kailua. He served in the Pacific in WWll as a navigator. Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Barbara, and his brothers, Daniel Browne and Fr. Denis Browne and his twin sister, Sr. Joanna Browne. He is survived by his sister, Sr. Catherine Browne, son Denis Browne (Terry), daughters Noni Zukin, Kathleen Browne, Mary Browne-Burris (Tony), Susan Runnells (Tracy), nine grand- children and seven great- grandchildren. Mass of lntentions at St. Anthony's church February 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. Inurnment at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Mahalo nui loa to Dr. Clara Yong and especially to Zafira Anhalt at Kailua Gardens for providing such loving care to Jack in his last years.

Eric Dale Zoller

Posted On February 11th, 2016 -

ERIC DALE ZOLLER 60, of Pearl City an MTL bus driver died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kaho'oilimoku Zoller- Tamashiro and daughter Moania'alaanuhea Zoller -Tamashiro and mother Jeanett Zoller Brothers Reginald and Aaron Zoller and sisters Nani Uehara and Colvena Zoller Visitation at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary at 9:00 am on Feb. 12, 2016 Service at 10:00am Inurnment at 1:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

MAXIMA “MARIA” ANTALAN COLOMA

Posted On February 10th, 2016 -

MAXIMA MARIA ANTALAN COLOMA Age 88, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 3, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born March 20, 1927 in Ewa, HI. She was a member of Badoc Pinili Aid Association and Badoc Pinili Womens Association of America. She is survived by son, Christopher (Sheila) Coloma; daughter, Julie (Ruben) Parado; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday (Feb 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (Feb 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Helen Erna Nieman MacBride

Posted On February 10th, 2016 -

HELEN ERNA NIEMAN MACBRIDE Age 98, passed away peacefully at her home on January 23, 2016. She was born on February 21, 1917 in Honolulu, T.H., the third child of Ernest and Anna Nieman and was educated at Punahou School, University of Hawaii and Yale University School of Medicine. She was instrumental in the establishment of Hawaii's first Blood Bank in 1941. In 1943 she married naval aviator Lt. Bruce S. MacBride, USN of Montclair, NJ who later flew for Hawaiian Airlines for over 32 years. Their marriage lasted for over 55 years and they had an inseparable closeness as a couple. Helen touched countless lives as a biology teacher for Punahou School (1954-1971). In 1980 she formed an Alzheimer's Disease support education group which lead to the establishment of the Aloha Chapter, Alzheimer's Association in 1982. She was an active member of the Waiokeola Congregational Church, UCC since 1958. She is survived by her sons, Dr. Steven MacBride (Valerie) of Honolulu and Michael MacBride (Virginia) of Bellingham, WA; 2 grandchildren, Deanna Tasaka (Ross) and Leland Reames of Honolulu;and 3 great grandchildren, Joseph, Riley and Ainsley. A memorial service will be held at Waiokeola congregational Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu on Saturday, February 20th at 10:00 AM,to be followed by a reception at the church. On Tuesday, February 23rd at 11:30 AM an Inurnment Ceremony will be held at Punchbowl National Ceremony. The family suggests that gifts in Helen's memory may be sent to Waiokeola Church, Punahou School, Alzheimer's Association-Aloha Chapter or the Hawaiian Humane Society.

JACQUELINE FREITAS PHILLIPS

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

JACQUELINE FREITAS PHILLIPS Age 68, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 31, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born November 25, 1947 in Waialua, HI. Worked at the Haleiwa Strain Poi Company, Haleiwa. Member of the Okinawan Bowling League, Honolulu. Attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. She is survived by son, Cliff Lewis (Luta) Phillips; daughters, Annette Leilani Awai, Pauline Puanani Park; brother, Patrick Peru; sister, Susan Kaleo; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Saturday (Feb. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

CLARA KIM AMUNDSEN

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

CLARA-KIM-AMUNDSENClara Kim Amundsen, 99, passed away peacefully in Honolulu on January 23, 2016. She was born in Honolulu on August 29, 1916. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Hawaii, where she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. She was outstanding in journalism and debate in high school and college and was the only girl at the university to qualify for the inter-collegiate varsity debate team. At the onset of World War II, and wanting to help with the war effort, she volunteered at Pearl Harbor, where she worked at the naval supply depot throughout the war. Clara enjoyed a fulfilling career with the Department of Education. She taught briefly at Nanaikapono School, before becoming vice-principal at Kapalama School and then, Lincoln School. She moved on to serve for 10 years as principal of Wailupe Valley School, before retiring in 1979. She was an active member of Soroptimist International of Honolulu. In retirement, Clara continued to enjoy visiting her family, traveling, reading, and keeping up with her favorite sports teams. She is survived by daughter, Karlene Gulick (Thomas); grand- children Thomas Gulick, Carrie Hastings (Charles), Nancy Wiens (Gregory); great-grandchildren George and Koa Hastings, Tristan and Kai Wiens; brother Earl Kim; nieces and nephews. In keeping with her desire to continue teaching, she is a participant in the University of Hawaii Medical School's Willed Body Program. Private Services.

WILBUR RAY “WILLY” NAKAGAWA

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

WILBUR RAY WILLY NAKAGAWA Age 58, of Ewa Beach, HI Formerly from Kunia, passed away December 18, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born September 2, 1957 in Wahiawa, HI. He was a retired operations manager for Y. Hata & Co. He is survived by wife, Leilani Ayala-Nakagawa; mother, Shirley (Miguel) Lozano; son, Micah R. Nakagawa; daughters, Lisa R. K. (Brian) Nakagawa-Soberano, Lanilei (Septem) Nakagawa; brothers, Wendell "Baba" Nakagawa, Wesley Nakagawa; sister, Debra "Naka" (Mike) Maramba; grandchildren, Makoa Soberano, Saraiah Soberano. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Saturday (Feb. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

LINDA JOYCE MARTIN

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

LINDA JOYCE MARTIN Age 68, of Mililani, HI, passed away January 9, 2016 in Pearl City, HI. Born October 23, 1947 in Honolulu, HI. She was a member of the Bethany Assembly of God. She is survived by brothers, Timothy Fernandez, Michael (Diane) Martin, Steven (Neomi) Martin, John Martin; sisters, Carmen Martin, Naomi (Cye) Fernandez, Hope Martin; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Friday (Feb 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 6:30 p.m.

Robert “Bob” Vincent Fraker

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

ROBERT-'BOB'-VINCENT-FRAKERROBERT BOB VINCENT FRAKER Bob Fraker was born in Oklahoma during 1932, where he was raised with his sister Carolyn. Their father, Elmer, managed a civilian pilot training school during World War II, and it was here where Bob took his first plane ride. He soloed at age 17. In 1950 he joined the Oklahoma Air National Guard and was called to active duty for two years during the Korean conflict. Later, he attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman, and during this time worked at the nearby airport on weekends and evenings to pay for flying hours. From meager beginnings as a Luscombe cable patrol pilot, he moved to corporate flying in a Bonanza and a Cessna 310. He spent one summer as an American Airlines Convair 240 copilot. In 1962 Bob joined Cessna International Aircraft, where he was placed in charge of managing all contracted distribution outside of the United States, Canada, and Europe. He demonstrated Cessna singles and twins throughout the world. By 1966 he grew tired of constant travel and settled in Honolulu, where he managed various subsidiaries of Murrayair, Ltd. During this time he started several airlines, including Oahu and Kauai Airlines and Princeville Airways (the predecessor of Island Air). He was an active member of the Honolulu Quiet Birdmen since 1968. Bob's most notable achievement was his decades running a large flight school At Honolulu International. His operation was known for the high quality of instruction, the school's impeccable safety under his ever-vigilant eyes, and for the hundreds of airline pilots it produced. At one time, a large portion of Hawaiian's and Aloha's pilots could claim to be products of Fraker's considerable efforts. He is survived by nieces Gail Whipple, Janis Cibelli, and Cathy Gruber. A Celebration of life will take place Thursday, Feb. 11, at 95 Nakolo Pl., 2nd floor, Honolulu Airport, from 5pm to 8pm.

FAITH KAMAKANA KANEAKUA CHUNG

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

$nameFAITH KAMAKANA KANEAKUA CHUNG 1947 - 2016 Faith passed away peacefully, at home, on January 25, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 68 years old. She retired as an Assistant Elections Administrator with the City and County. Where she worked for 40 years. Faith was preceded in death by father Alexander "Alika", mother Anne and brother Wilfred "Chu Chu" Kaneakua. She graduated from Roosevelt in 1965, she was also an avid golfer with a low handicap and belonged to the HFD Women, Makalena, Olomana and The Hawaiian Girls Elua Golf Clubs, where she contributed much help and attention to detail. She also belong to Hale O Na Alii. Her survivors are brothers Alexander Jr, Wayne Haia (Lani), sisters Sharon "Poniala" Morales and Kanani "Kai" Kaneakua. Caregiver and close friend Sweetheart Enos. Services to be held on February 11, 2016 at Borthwick's Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, at 9:00 AM. Burial will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery.

RICARDO C. LAPENIA

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

RICARDO C. LAPENIA Age 103, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 2, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born March 30, 1912 in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He retired after 29 years from the Dole Plantation. He is survived by sons, Lawrence (Rose) Lapenia, Danny Lapenia, Rowland Lapenia, Anthony Lapenia; daughters, Caroline Paasch, Frances (Wayne) Tomei, Magdaline (Randall) Yadao, Arlene (Richard) Burton, Jennifer Ibert; sister-in-law, Mary Lapenia; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grand- children; 4 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Feb 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

APOLONIA CORTEZ FONTANILLA

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

APOLONIA CORTEZ FONTANILLA Age 96, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 5, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 18, 1919 in Paing, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by sons, Clemente (Teresita) Fontanilla, Urbano Fontanilla, Ruben (Celia) Fontanilla; daughter, Caridad (Jun) Cortez; sister, Feliciana Piano; brother, Crispin Cortez; 9 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; 7 great- great- grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (Feb 12) at Our Lady of the Mount Church (1614 Monte St., Honolulu); mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ESTHER HATAKEYAMA ISOBE

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

ESTHER HATAKEYAMA ISOBE Esther Hatakeyama Isobe, 93, of Honolulu, passed away on January 17, 2016 at the Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 23, 1922 in Kapaa, Kauai, the only daughter among the eight children of Muneichi and Shigeru Hatakeyama. She is survived by daughters Amy (Tom) Yamashita, Ellyn (Blake) Nuibe, Ina Isobe (Paul Nishimoto); grandchildren Andrew Nuibe (Jeralyn Irei), Michael Fujioka, Kelly Nuibe, Annie Yamashita. Also survived by brothers Tsukasa, Coontz, and Herbert Hatakeyama. Predeceased by husband Minoru and daughter Lisa. Esther, a homemaker, attended the University of Hawaii, and sang in the church choir for many years. She had many artistic and musical talents, including playing the harmonica. Memorial service Saturday, February 13. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Service 10:00 a.m. at Waiokeola Congregational Church. Aloha attire.

IWALANI LELING LEOPOLDO

Posted On February 6th, 2016 -

IWALANI LELING LEOPOLDO Age 76, of Waianae, HI, passed away January 1, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born July 17, 1939 in Hamakua, Big Island. She retired from the Navy Exchange and was a member of First Assembly of God. She is survived by sons, Norman (Raynette) Leopoldo, Jr., Bertram Leopoldo, Michael Roque, Anthony (Blossom) Roque, Patrick (Carol "Noe") Roque; daughter, Constance "Connie" (Daniel) Mahuka; brother, Alan "Bobo" Tabayoyon; sisters, Wendy (Hebden) Kalili, Francis "Fat" (Miki) Victorino, Constance "Connie" Rohas; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Feb. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

TOMASA “MASING” BARRUGA

Posted On February 6th, 2016 -

TOMASA MASING BARRUGA Age 92, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 11, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born March 7, 1923 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son, Eddie (Ok-kun) Barruga; daughter, Jane (Garey) Cunningham; brother, Manual Corotan; sister, Marcela Rarangol. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Feb 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

HARUKO “HELEN” (TAKAHASHI) TANAKA

Posted On February 6th, 2016 -

$nameHARUKO HELEN (TAKAHASHI) TANAKA February 5, 1926 July 22, 2015 As a child in depression-era Hawai'i our mother never dreamed of all the modern conveniences she would have as an adult. Little did she know she would travel from the hills of Kohala to Honolulu for work at the Hawaiian Telephone Company, have her own home and family in Aiea, and finally move to the hills of San Francisco and work for the State of California. All along she kept her love for handcrafts, fashion, the arts, entertainment and especially all animals.

Seikichi “Sei” Tokuda

Posted On February 5th, 2016 -

SEIKICHI SEI TOKUDA (85), passed away peacefully at home in Albuquerque, NM, on January 2, 2016; see Sunday 1/31 for his full obituary. A dual memorial service for Sei and his dear brother Robert Seiji "Bob" Tokuda will be held on February 6th at 10 am, Jikoen Hongwanji Mission, 1731 N. School St, Honolulu.

MARY LOU HORIE

Posted On February 5th, 2016 -

MARY LOU HORIE Age 72, of Pearl City, HI, passed away January 5, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born November 7, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. She was formerly employed by Honolulu Mortgage Company and coordinator of the Leeward Junior Bowling Club. She is survived by husband, Larry Horie; sons, Lanford Horie, Lyle Horie; daughters, Melissa (Leith) Watanabe, Marla (Eric Sterner) Horie; brothers, Norman Hornos, Robert (Lisa) Hornos; sister, Miriam (Stan) Fernandez. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

FRANKIE MARINAS PARANADA

Posted On February 5th, 2016 -

FRANKIE MARINAS PARANADA Age 78, of Pearl City, HI, passed away January 1, 2016 in Waianae, HI. Born May 7, 1937 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Rattan Art Gallery and Sizzler Steak House. He is survived by wife, Ines Paranada; sons, Jimmy (Minda) Paranada, Oliver Paranada; daughters, Aurelia (Paquito) Malana, Judith (Jose) Marinas; brother, Cres (Cris) Paranada; sister, Aquilina Madriaga; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (Feb 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; program 11:00 a.m., prayer service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Robert (Bob) Seiji Tokuda

Posted On February 5th, 2016 -

ROBERT (BOB) SEIJI TOKUDA (92) passed away in Albuquerque, NM, on Saturday, January 23, 2016; his full obituary was published here Sunday 1/31. A dual memorial service will be held at Jikoen Hongwangi Mission on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with his beloved brother, Sei.

THOMAS KAZUO FUJIWARA

Posted On February 4th, 2016 -

THOMAS KAZUO FUJIWARA With great sorrow we announce the passing of Thomas Kazuo Fujiwara, age 83, on January 25, 2016 in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Tom was born on June 30, 1932 in Kakaako, HI to Jikuro and Hisano Fujiwara and he had 13 brothers and sisters. The family eventually settled in Kunawai Lane in the Liliha area. Tom graduated from Farrington High School in 1950, having participated in varsity football and amateur boxing. Golf became his great love in later years. He was a featured vocalist on a locally produced TV show, Campus Canteen, where he met his future wife, Colette Carter of Hilo. In 1955 he began his career as a night-club vocalist/impressionist at the Top of the Biltmore in Waikiki followed by engagements at the Clouds, Ginbasha, Club Hubba-Hubba, and the Oasis Night Club, among others. It was while emceeing at the Oasis that he was discovered by Hawaii Five-O spotters and thus began his long association with "5-O". Starting with his first role as a kendo instructor in 1969, he went on to portray doctors, lawyers, and all manner of crooks in 26 episodes of the hit series. This led to his appearance in feature films: "Midway" and Donnie and Marie's "Going Coconuts" as well as TV shows: Charley's Angels, Vegas, Hart to Hart, Waikiki, Six Million Dollar Man, Jake and the Fatman, Byrds of Paradise, and Magnum P.I. Tom topped off his singing career by entertaining the elderly at 30+ care homes from 1991 to 2004 and was selected "Hero" for his volunteer service. The family wishes to thank Ann Pearl Nursing Facility and St. Francis Hospice for the loving care provided by both organizations. Tom is survived by his wife of 60 years, Colette Carter Fujiwara, sons Rick Jun (Deborah) and David Jikuro, daughters Robin Motoko Flanagin (Charles), and Holly Tomie Fujiwara and grandchildren Sean, Chris, and Claire, brothers Ernest and Ronald, sisters Betty Tokunaga, Florence Hashimoto (Mutsuo), Edith Kato, Helen Tachino, Janet Shigaki, Elsie Gono (Stanley) and nieces and nephews. Visitation: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 10am at St. Anthony's Church, 148 Makawao St., Kailua, Mass: 11am, burial: 2pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com

Walter Teruo Sakaue

Posted On February 4th, 2016 -

WALTER TERUO SAKAUE Walter Teruo Sakaue, 76, of Gulfport, MS. A retired telephone repairman from the Hawaiian Telephone Company. Born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy Sakaue, sons Jimmy Warf and Colin Sakaue, daughter Suzette Akana, grandson Reilly Teruo Akana, sister Doris Chu, and brother Henry Sakaue. Services to be held at Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport, MS at 3PM on Feb. 5.

Thomas Gene “Tommy” Medeiros

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

THOMAS GENE "TOMMY" MEDEIROS 70, of Kailua died in Las Vegas. Former owner of Ornamental Services of Hawaii, Medeiros Enterprise and Uncle Noname Cookies. Currently worked for the Station Casinos in Las Vegas. Survived by companion Joni Minton, Brother Francis Medeiros of California, Nephews Gene Medeiros and Nolan Kauweloa. Nieces Leianne Kauweloa and Lorene Ulangca. Visitation Sat. Feb 6, 2016 10:00 am at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua. Service to follow at 11:00 am. Aloha Attire. No Flowers.

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