Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Connie Cynthia Iwalani Bush Yasso

Posted On October 28th, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-10-28 10.20.42CONNIE CYNTHIA IWALANI BUSH YASSO Age 68, of Henderson, NV passed away on October 21, 2015. She was born on April 18, 1947 in Honolulu HI. She is survived by her husband Nathan, sons Nathan Paul (Nalia), Owen (Nakai) and Keola (Terrylynn); daughter Kimmie (Dwayne) Kaalekahi; brothers Clyde (Nancy) Bush, James (Vicky) Boswell and Darcy (Vanette) Boswell; sisters Sandy (David) Norenberg, Tracey Boswell, and Georgia Gayla (Dwayne) Liilii, 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services in Las Vegas will be held on October 30, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2497 Cozy Hill Circle Henderson, NV 89052, with visitation from 9am to 10am, service 10am to 11am. Services in Hawaii will be held on Molokai at a later date.

ANTONIO “TONY” LOPEZ MAYONADO

Posted On October 28th, 2015 -

ANTONIO TONY LOPEZ MAYONADO Age 78, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 22, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 18, 1937 in Manila, Philippines. He was retired from the United States Navy. He also retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard - Shop 11. He is survived by wife, Diana Mayonado; 4 sons; 2 daughters; numerous grandchildren & great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Sunday (Nov. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m.

MALAEFONO “JOYCE” CALING-TUIFAO

Posted On October 28th, 2015 -

MALAEFONO JOYCE CALING-TUIFAO Age 53, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 29, 2015 in Waianae. Born December 31, 1961 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by daughter, Vai Caling; son, Lino Tuifao; brothers, Tasamania Samuela, Tafaaola Tue Samuela, Talaileva Uso Lagoo, Rev. Faletoi Lagoo Uso, Rev. Elder Selulo Lagoo; sisters, Luafaletele Blalack, Iaeli Tuuao, Tafailagi Atalima, Sima Vaitoutolu, Vagai Jayne Sato, Vagai Falevao; nieces & nephews. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Monday (Nov. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

TONY RAY SCHOONOVER

Posted On October 27th, 2015 -

$nameTONY RAY SCHOONOVER Tony Ray Schoonover, 71, died Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. He leaves his wife of 28 years, Susan Schoonover; his son, Donald Schoonover; his daughter Stacy Cannady and her husband, Mark Cannady; his grandson, Dayton Ponder and his wife, Lindsay Ponder; granddaughter, Taylor Ponder; grandson, Zak Schoonover; granddaughter, Hayley Schoonover; and great grandson, Lane Ponder. Born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Don and Rose Schoonover, he was frequently traveling and moving throughout his childhood before finally settling down in Texas. After graduating from Odessa Permian High School in Odessa, Texas in 1962 he married Sandy Palmer. He then attended Texas Tech University graduating in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and that same year his daughter Stacy was born. He was hired at the Peat Marwick Mitchell multinational accounting firm and relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he became the youngest partner in company history. After his son, Donald, was born, his ambitious nature drove him to enroll in the South Texas College of Law where he graduated in 1976. From there he had a very successful private law and accounting practice as well as owning several successful businesses over various industries. In 1987, he married the love of his life and soul mate, Susan Lackey, in Waxahachie, Texas. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending a lot of time in the outdoors with his family. Tony also had a passion for genealogy and he spent decades researching his ancestry. He was very proud of his Texas heritage and was a member of the prestigious Sons of the Republic of Texas. After suffering a stroke in 2005 he relocated to Oahu. He and his wife became entrenched in the community and became members of the Mormon Church in Kahuku and made many loving and lasting friendships. He remained very physically and mentally active, continuing his genealogy and hunting for sea glass on the beaches among many other things. Tony was a very generous and kind hearted man and there was nothing more important to him than the loving bonds between him and his family. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 1:00 PM at the Kahuku Chapel.

CHARLES K.H. NIP

Posted On October 27th, 2015 -

CHARLES K.H. NIP Sept. 18, 2015 Charles K.H. Nip, 90, of Honolulu, a retiree from civilian service with the Navy, died in Lunalilo Care Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son David Nip, sisters Narcissus Yap, Diana Mar, Margaret Mar, brother Howard Nip and grandson Jordan Nip. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Clarence Kazuo Hashimoto

Posted On October 27th, 2015 -

CLARENCE KAZUO HASHIMOTO Clarence Kazuo Hashimoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired postman for the U.S. Postal Service and a World War II Army veteran, passed away on September 24, 2015 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons, Neil, Keith (Ramona), and Reid; sister, Edna Hashimoto; grandchildren, Heather, Dina, Tracey, and Gavin, and great grandchildren, Kacie, Brennan, Keenan, Mackenzie, Dorian and Marley. Private services held..

ETHEL MELI LANIKAI KAMAKAWIWO’OLE AMINA

Posted On October 27th, 2015 -

$nameETHEL MELI LANIKAI KAMAKAWIWO'OLE AMINA Age 81, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 9, 2015 in Waianae. Born February 12, 1934 in Koolaupoko, HI. She served as Pastor of the Waianae Pentecostal Faith Mission. A graduate of Kaimuki High School, Class of 1952. Retired as a customer service clerk at Hawaiian Electric Co with 22 years of service. She is survived by sons, Melvin (Donna Leialoha) Amina, Jr., Apostle Jay (Pastor Geri) Amina, Sr.; daughters, Melvina (Charles, Sr.) AhWong, Gail Amina; brother, Douglas (Evelyn) Kamakawiwo'ole; sisters, Mary Johnson, Barbara Baker; 33 grandchildren; 51 great-grand- children; 6 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday (Nov. 1) at Ark of Safety Christian Center (86-120 Farrington Hwy., Waianae). Celebration of Life service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Monday (Nov. 2) at Ark of Safety Christian Center. Celebration of Life service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

PATROCINIA “MINING” CONCEPCION DEL ROSARIO

Posted On October 27th, 2015 -

$namePATROCINIA MINING CONCEPCION DEL ROSARIO Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 29, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born June 20, 1924 in Kekaha, Kauai, HI. She was raised in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She retired from the Moana Surfrider Hotel. She is survived by sons, Rogelio (Benita) Del Rosario, Rodolfo (Lilia) Del Rosario, Roland Del Rosario, Ruben (Nida) Del Rosario, Dr. Nestor Del Rosario, Brendon (Charity) Del Rosario; son-in-law, Magdaleno Espejo; 11 grand- children; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday (Nov. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Monday (Nov. 2) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Patrice McCarthy Nagley

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 1.19.39 PMPATRICE MCCARTHY NAGLEY Born April 6, 1921 in Boise Idaho, Patrice passed peacefully at her treasured Honolulu hillside home on September 18, 2015 with her family at her side. Her 94 year legacy is illuminated through her brilliant intellect and gracious warmth. After the passing of her beloved husband, Dr. Winfield E. Nagley, former chair of UH Department of Philosophy, she continued extensive correspondence with former students, colleagues and staff around the world. Patrice nurtured friendships from a decade serving as librarian at Ewa Beach and Kaimuki Public Libraries, and stayed in close touch with extended family and community. Patrice was a devoted mother to Erik (Denise Fleming) of Kailua, and Pamela (Sandy) Stevenson of Winlaw, BC, Canada; grand- mother to Bryn Stevenson of Nelson, BC, Canada and Tara Moani (Jamie) Alexander of Port Coquitlam BC, Canada; and great grandmother to Kira Leilani Alexander, also of Port Coquitlam, BC. Patrice's capacity for joy was inspirational. She lived each day with devotion to beauty in nature and reverence for loveliness created by the human heart, hand and mind. Patrice will be remembered on November 7, 2015 beginning with 9 am visitation, followed by 10 am Memorial Service at Parke Chapel on the grounds of St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial donations to support some of Patrice's favorite causes: The Sierra Club Foundation, Doctors without Borders, or NINASH Foundation.

ANTHONY “TONY” KANZIC

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

ANTHONY TONY KANZIC Age 73, of Kailua, HI, passed away September 29th, 2015 at home surrounded by family. Born August 13, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; He was a retired Master Gunnery Sergeant with 30 years of service in the US Marine Corps, a Vietnam Veteran and a PGA golf professional. He is survived by wife, Hatsu Kanzic; son, Akira Anthony Kanzic; daughter, Suzan Kanzic Akamine and Son-in-Law, Brian Akamine; 3 grandchildren, Trip, Cruz and Kiara. Visitation: 8:30-9:30am, Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe; service at 9:30am. Full military honors burial to follow promptly at 11:00am at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual/Aloha attire.

JAMES MASAO WAKASUGI

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

$nameJAMES MASAO WAKASUGI Age 96 1/2, peacefully passed away in his sleep on August 17, in Seattle, Washington. A kind, gentle, happy man and a consummate fisherman, Jimmy was able to spend the last two years of his life with his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren on the mainland. He is survived by his wife, Constance, his son, Kyle, daughter-in-law, Jana, grand- children and their husbands, Brynne (Manat), Tess (Jeremy) and Paige (Adam), and his great grandsons Kaizo and Seiji.

JUANITA VIDAD MIGUEL

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

JUANITA VIDAD MIGUEL Age 84, of Hilo, HI, passed away September 4, 2015 in Hilo. Born December 5, 1930 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Mario Miguel, Mariano (Shirley) Miguel, Jr.; daughters, Charlotte (Gandy) Yacapin, Ethel Miguel, Eileen (Allen) Lewis; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Oct. 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Program 10:30 a.m. Prayer service 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

FRED SHINICHI TERUYA YAGO: MEASAGI

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

FRED SHINICHI TERUYA YAGO: MEASAGI Age 74, of Honolulu, passed away on October 9, 2015, in Queen's Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired electrical engineer for Verizon (formerly Hawaiian Telephone Co). He was a member of Oroku Azajin Kai. Mr. Teruya is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Scott Kazu (Leina) Teruya; daughter, Jenna Teruya; step-son, George (Jennifer) Waialeale; grandchild, Kahiau Teruya; step-grandchildren, McKinsey and George K. Waialeale; brother, James (Cheryl) Teruya; sisters, Myrtle Teruya and Gladys Park. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4:00 p.m. No flowers.

Tsuyoshi Imazaki

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

TSUYOSHI IMAZAKI October 6, 2015 Tsuyoshi "Jerry" Imazaki, 87, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter of the Local Carpenters Union Local 745 and Army veteran, died at home. He was born on July 3, 1928 in Pahala, Hawaii. Tsuyoshi was a very hard worker and always provided the best for his family. He is survived by wife Irene; daughter Kerry James; brothers George and Elbert; sisters Tomiko Morgan, Nancy and Gail Imazaki. Two grandchildren; Kelly and Kaela Hauck. Private services were held at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Ellen Miyoko Onaga

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

ELLEN MIYOKO ONAGA 81, of Honolulu, passed peacefully at home on Oct 9, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Clifton; daughters Col Lisa Onaga (USAF Ret.) and Corinne (Rian) Sato; four grandchildren; and sisters Jane Hashimoto & Beatrice Koyasu. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday, Oct 30, at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elsie Matsuko Kusuno

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

ELSIE MATSUKO KUSUNO Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away September 21, 2015 in Honolulu. Born January 21, 1926 in Hawi, Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters, Debra (Derek) Nishida, Collette Brede; brothers, Richard (Paulyne) Suzawa, Jerry Suzawa; sisters, Cora Matsushima, Nancy Kawahara; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday 10/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. No flowers, please.

Walter T. C. Lum

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

WALTER T. C. LUM Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co manager. Member of Honolulu Orchid Society, former member of Kaimuki & Hawaii Kai Orchid Societies. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Charlene (Iden) Sato and Terri Lynn (Ted Hong) Lum; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jayson) Yim, Travis Sato, Katharine Hong and Noah Hong; great-grandson, Jayse Yim and sister, May Von. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

PATRICIA ANN TOBOSA

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

PATRICIA ANN TOBOSA Age 67, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 26, 2015 in Kaneohe, HI. Born May 26, 1948 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, Edward Tobosa; daughters, Sheila (Matt) Joao, Shelly (Travis) Cullins, Catherine (Rick) Trevino, Cheryl (Casey) Duyag; brother, John "Billy" (Rita) Ornellas; sister, Rose Ornellas; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 29) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

“Frances” Toshi Sato Nohara

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

"FRANCES" TOSHI SATO NOHARA July 21, 1922- October 18, 2015 Born on a pineapple plantation in Waipio, Toshi graduated from Leilehua High School, a member of the National Honor Society. She went to Tokyo to Japan Women's University and got caught in the War. Trapped in Japan she was conscripted to work as a translator where she met her husband, Katsuya Nohara, who grew up in London. After graduating from the university, they married. Her husband joined the newly-formed Japan Air Lines in 1953, and was dispatched to open its first overseas branch in Honolulu in 1954. It was then that Toshi was able to live in Hawaii for the first time since leaving it before the War. Through Katsu's job, they were able to live in Japan, the United States and England, and traveled extensively all over the world. They moved permanently to One Kalakaua Senior Living in Honolulu in 2004. Frances' favorite quote was, "They say Hawaii is paradise, but One Kalakaua is heaven!," so you can imagine how much she loved living there with the close friendships she had and the wonderful staff who took care of her. They had four children, Dorcie Sakuma, Anne Abaya, and Steven Nohara of Honolulu, and Mary (Noriko) Nohara-Jones of Summit, NJ, and 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons. Donations to "One Kalakaua Employee Appreciation Fund" (OKEAF), 1314 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.

HENRY TAI HOON CHANG

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

HENRY TAI HOON CHANG 94, born and raised in Palama with his parents and 11 siblings, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2015 in Honolulu. A graduate from McKinley High School and Honolulu Vocational School he worked at Pearl Harbor's electrician apprentice program, then enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Europe. After his discharge he worked and retired from both Public Works Center and Hawaiian Telephone Co. as a draftsman. He was also a member of Sam Heong, Oo Syak, and Chang Societies. He is survived by wife Eunice Y.C. (Wong), sons Hubert K.H. (Carolyn Fong), Kelfred K.C. (Hwee Luan Abigail Yap), Gifford K.F.(Regina Yun Hee Kim), daughter Amelia (Herbert) Watanabe, and grandchildren, Bryston, Winston, Carlston, Zoe, Kassandra, Kingston, and Preston. Brothers George T.H., William T.K., sisters Daisy Lum-Akana, Nancy Lee, and Mary Kano. Preceded in death by brothers Kenneth, Edward, sisters Dorothy Lum, Marian Aki, Laura Tomas, and Florence Lum. Friday, Oct. 30 visitation 8:30 am, services 10 am at Nuuanu Mortuary. Committal service 11:30 am at Punchbowl of the Pacific.

Florence Kimie Taoka

Posted On October 24th, 2015 -

FLORENCE KIMIE TAOKA Age 90, of Wahiawa, passed away September 14, 2015 in Wahiawa. Born October 10, 1924 in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons, Ronald Taoka of AZ, Richard Taoka of NV, Ralph Taoka; daughters, Evelyn Taoka of CA, Frances (Dennis) Yamane, Sandra (Miles T.) Moriyama, Judy Racelis of MN; brothers, Henry (Elaine) Sato, George (Khan) Sato, Stanley Sato, Gary Sato; sister, Ethel Kawada; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

CARMEL MARIE GOMES

Posted On October 24th, 2015 -

CARMEL MARIE GOMES Marie, daughter of Joseph S & Lucy Marciel Gomes, a lifelong resident of Kailua, passed away on September 11, 2015 at the age of 79. Marie was a proud 1954 graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy. She began her career working for the Bank of Hawaii, then the Bank of America, and finally retired from the Kailua Post Office. She also worked for McDonalds, Kailua. Marie was a very devoted member of St Anthony Parish, where she served as an usher, CCD teacher, and Eucharistic Minister. Marie loved her Kailua Senior Citizen Group, and annual Marciel family PGA Reunions. Marie is survived by primary caregiver and cousin Stephanie Pahia, and many Marciel and Gomes cousins. Visitation: St Anthony Church, Kailua, Mon (Oct. 26) 9:00AM: Mass 10:30AM, Committal 1:30PM

JAY CHRISTIAN MONTE

Posted On October 24th, 2015 -

$nameJAY CHRISTIAN MONTE Jay Christian Monte, 52, a retired UPS driver died at home. Born in Honolulu. He was predeceased by father, Julian. He is survived by mother Norma, daughter Shauna Ramento, sisters Marni Richards and Time Edwards, and three grandchildren. Visitation at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on October 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM, services at 11:30 AM and burial at 2:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

VICENTE “CENTE” MALUNAO RASA

Posted On October 24th, 2015 -

VICENTE CENTE MALUNAO RASA Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 20, 2015 in Waipahu. Born October 26, 1931 in Kahuku, HI. He retired from Oahu Sugar. He is survived by wife, Felicidad A. Rasa; sons, Francisco A. (Evangeline) Rasa, Samuel (Brezele) Rasa, Richard (Corana Tanya) Rasa, Herminio (Gertrudes) Raza; sister, Maria Ponce; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 29) 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.

FELIX RAMONES MADAMBA

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

FELIX RAMONES MADAMBA Age 81, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 19, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born March 10, 1934 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Owner of FRM Builders, Waipahu. He is survived by daughters, Marivic "Vicky" (Ben) Membrere, Glenda (Greg) Malogan, Susan Madamba; brother, Manuel Madamba; sister, Josephine Caalim; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (Oct. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 28) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard “Rich” Harris Kalbrener

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

RICHARD RICH HARRIS KALBRENER Richard "Rich" Harris Kalbrener of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on August 29, in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho after a brief illness. A humanitarian, entrepreneur, and telecom Pioneer, Rich was born on June 1, 1945 in Miller, South Dakota to Harris and Helen (Anderson) Kalbrener. He was raised in Winona, Minnesota and graduated from Winona State University, thereafter spending most of his life and career in Honolulu. He is survived by his loving wife Priscilla, daughter Melissa, sisters Nancy Curry (Gary) of Minneapolis, MN, Karen Turner (Paul) of Carmel Valley, CA. brother Jay (Leisa) of Grays Lake, IL. many nieces and nephews, and his faithful yellow lab, Kiah. A position as a Xerox representative brought him to Hawaii, and in 1981 he founded Long Distance USA in Honolulu. The growing innovative company was acquired by Sprint in 1989. He remained as President of Sprint for six years before moving to Hong Kong in 1996. There he served three years as the Regional President of Global One, a joint venture of Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom and Sprint, serving the Asia-Pacific region. Returning back to Hawaii in 1999, he was recruited to head up Pacific Internet Exchange (PIXC), later re-branded as Pihana Pacific, a company which built, owned and operated world-class carrier-neutral data centers in Asia and Hawaii. In his retirement, he served on many boards including Digital Delivery Networks, Inc., Hiawatha Broadband Communications and Winona State University. Rich and Priscilla traveled the world extensively, always finding new countries to explore. Although he moved to Hawaii in 1973, he kept one foot on the mainland by keeping a family summer home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where they would spend six months of every year in their retirement. Rich enjoyed cooking classes and creating exotic culinary delights in his own kitchen, regularly cooking with red wine, and occasionally including it as an ingredient. Family and friends cannot even begin to express how much his presence will be missed. However, during his lifetime he made such a positive impact on the many lives of all those he did business with, those who worked with him, his many friends and of course, his family. Rich was always kind, caring and generous, sharing his success with others and inspiring so many to be successful with his encouraging attitude. He had a robust laugh, a big smile and even a bigger heart! Though he will be deeply missed, his memory will be forever etched in our minds and on our hearts. A memorial service was held on September 27th in his hometown of Winona, Minnesota at the Winona State University, followed by a "Celebration of Life" reception.

MARILYN WAITE PRATER

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

$nameMARILYN WAITE PRATER Raquet Club resident Marilyn Ruth Waite Prater passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 27, in her beloved home overlooking Lake Chapala in San Juan Cosala, Jalisco Mexico. Marilyn Prater was born August 29, 1941, in Honolulu, where her father, Dr. Verne Charles Waite, had moved the family after he was assigned to Pearl Harbor with the Medical Corps. Just three months after his daughter's birth, Dr. Waite saw intense action treating victims of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After an idyllic childhood in Hawaii, where she attended Punahou School, Marilyn entered management training with Sheraton Hotels. Born with natural beauty, she was often mistaken for Farrah Fawcett, often she was asked for autographs. Hearing this, a local newspaper sent a reporter to interview her for a story. She attended University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. In her late 20s, she moved to San Francisco, and and later Malibu, where she worked for the famous Sand Castle Restaurant, which was much frequented by celebrities. During this time she met Don Prater, a musician and later owner of a financial services company. They married on July 18, 1985, and spent 20 years living and working in Ventura and Oak View, California. During that time, Marilyn worked part-time for a local vet, a job which perfectly suited her love of animals. After the Praters retired to Mexico in 2005, Marilyn volunteered at an orphanage, animal shelters and twice-yearly spay-neuter clinics at Lakeside. To relieve the misery of homeless dogs she encountered on the roads, she kept a bag of dog food in the trunk of her car. Her first loves were her two Border Collies, Coco and Puanani (meaning beautiful flower in Hawaiian). Marilyn had an active social life: she delighted in parties and dinners out with her many friends in the Raquet Club. Marilyn Prater is survived by her Aunt Betty Porter of Tulsa, Okla., cousins Karen DeSoto and Chuck Porter of Hilo Hawaii, Doris Montgomery, Vicki Negley of Tulsa Oklahoma, former husband Don Prater, and her mate, Ron Starr.

ALFREDO ABRAZADO ABELLA

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

ALFREDO ABRAZADO ABELLA Age 67, of Honolulu, HI, passed away September 27, 2015 in Honolulu. Born March 13, 1948 in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was employed at Pacific Beach Hotel. He is survived by wife, Marianne Abella; brothers, Abraham (Esther) Abella, Teddy Abella; sisters, Milagros (Romeo) Aguinaldo, Minerva (Rolando) San Miguel, Vilma (Renie) Sinoben, Remy (Nolie) Caldetera, Susan (Jun Porras) Abella- Betiong. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

DAVID ROGOJO RODRIGUES

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

DAVID ROGOJO RODRIGUES Age 51, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 29, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 8, 1963 in Honolulu. Worked for 30+ years at the Board of Water Supply. He played baseball for UPW and HGEA. A graduate of Kaimuki High School. He is survived by daughters, Raven Rodrigues, Dallas Rodrigues; mother, Sarah Rodrigues; sisters, Carleita Marie (Bryan) Rodrigues-Brown, Noreen Rodrigues; common law wife, Michelle Bradley; grandchild, Lokelani Rodrigues. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Oct. 27) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

JANE (EDGELOW) KACHER

Posted On October 22nd, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-10-21 17.44.00JANE (EDGELOW) KACHER Kacher, Jane (Edgelow) - of Concord, MA and Kapolei, HI, Oct. 18. Beloved mother of Christopher J. Kacher and his wife Cynthia Rainey of Concord. Devoted grandmother of John and Ben Kacher, both of Concord. Dear sister of Angela Smalley and her husband Ralph and Richard Edgelow, all of Ringwood, England. Loving aunt of Matthew and Adam Smalley, both of England. Former wife of Leonard Kacher of Honolulu, Hawaii. Visiting hours Tuesday Oct. 27th from 4 to 7 pm at the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford St., CONCORD, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard, MA 01451. http://www.healinggarden.net/. For obituary, or online guestbook please visit www.deefuneralhome.com

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