Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category


Posted On May 7th, 2014 -

HEANA TEO CATALAN, JR. Age 42, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 1, 2014 in Aiea. Born December 11, 1971 in Philippines. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth T. Catalan; daughter, Janelian Catalan; sons, Jonjy Catalan, Jayvee Catalan; mother, Milagrosa (Robert) Pulido; biological father, Hian Teo, Sr. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (May 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Monday (May 12) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On May 6th, 2014 -

SADAFUMI HIGA Age 83, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 14, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born January 1, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. Retired from Hawaiian Dredging and Construction. Member of Yonabaru Chojin Kai and Kuba Rosei Kai. He is survived by wife, Norma Nobuko Higa; son, Burt (Sheryl) Higa; daughters, Fern (Steven) Nishigata, Rae (Steven) Chow; brothers, Sadatoshi Higa, Teigin Higa; sisters, Doris Tomita, Margaret Enovejas of Hilo, Gloria Koki of CA, Dorothy (George) Matsumoto of CA; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Private services held.


Posted On May 5th, 2014 -

5-5 625008 Eric LeeERIC H.M. LEE 69, a Washington D.C. attorney, passed away March 31, 2014. Born in Honolulu, he attended Iolani, Princeton University, and Harvard Law. He had a distinguished career as a Legislative Director for the late Senator Dan Inouye, and as the Public Policy Director for AT & T In’tI & Govt. Relations office. Eric was the principal partner in Lee & Associates, a Washington consulting firm specializing in tele- communications issues. His caring nature, patience, and generosity will be truly missed by his family and friends throughout Hawaii and Washington, D. C. He is survived by his mother, Mavis M. Lee; sisters Brenda C.K. Lee and Terri L. Kintscher; brother Earl H.F. Lee; and three nieces, Alyson, Annaliese, and Katrina Kintscher Private services held. No monetary gifts. Condolences: ehmlee


Posted On May 5th, 2014 -

DANIEL TATSUO ASATO Age 80, of Aiea, HI, passed away April 10, 2014 in Aiea. Born July 2, 1933 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Hawaiian Electric Company; member of Yagaji Doshikai Club. He is survived by aunty, Loretta Yoshimoto; wife, Ella S. Asato; sons, Roy (Lena) Asato, Terrence T. (Donna) Asato; daughters, Linda Patton, Suzanne “Suzie” (Sidney) Asato-Cole; 10 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (May 9) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.


Posted On May 5th, 2014 -

KENNETH TSUMOTO Age 79, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 13, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born May 27, 1934 in Waipahu, HI. Kenneth was retired from Marian’s Catering. He is survived by wife, Nobuko Tsumoto; sons, Paul Wescott, Steven (Mieko) Wescott; daughters, Eva (Alan) Muramoto, Anne (Rick) Venzon, Margaret (Dean) Kaya, Christine N. Tsumoto; brothers, Robert Tsumoto, Walter (Evelyn) Tsumoto, William Tsumoto; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 9) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.


Posted On May 5th, 2014 -

CHARLENE FOO KO GOO Age 78, of Kailua, passed away April 18, 2014 in Kailua. Born December 3, 1935 in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Ronald T. Y. Goo; daughter, Corrine Kato; sons, Alvin (Bessie) Goo, Brad (Leinelle) Goo, Eric (Valerie) Goo; brothers, Norman Ho, Gerald Ho; sisters, Bonnie Hu, Lucia Keaulana; 8 grandchildren. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. Friday 5/9 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No Flowers or Gifts, Please.


Posted On May 5th, 2014 -

5-5 Eufrosina CabaticEUFROSINA INANG CABATIC Age 89, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 7, 2014 in Aiea. Born January 1, 1925 in Camanang, Philippines. Employed as a janitor at University of Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Richard (Gladys) Cabatic, Roberto (Vangie) Cabatic, Robert (Estrel) Cabatic, Vicente (Bless) Cabatic, Jr.; daughters, Adelaida (Perfecto) Cabico, Linda (Leo) Jose, Violeta (Manuel) Aquino, Lily (John) Dela Cruz, Zenaida (Danilo) Pasion; 32 grand- children; 36 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 9) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Family Program 6:30 p.m., Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Saturday (May 10) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On May 5th, 2014 -

5-5 JAMES TOLEDO #2JAMES B. TOLEDO JIMMY May 5, 2013 You’ll forever be remembered. God Bless You & Keep you ever so Close. Aloha Your Ohana & Friends.


Posted On May 4th, 2014 -

5-4-GEORGE-ARASHIRO-NEW-COLORGEORGE ARASHIRO Age 78, of Honolulu, entered peacefully from his earthly home into his heavenly home, with family at his side. A ’53 McKinley HS graduate, he joined the Army and served at Schofield Barracks as a specialist, playing the saxophone in the Army Band. In 1960, he graduated from the University of Hawaii under the GI Bill, and began his teaching career, first at Waiahole School, then Roosevelt HS as a math teacher, and finally Washington Intermediate School. Retiring from teaching after 30 years with the DOE, and at the ripe age of 55, he enjoyed his new career as grandpa and handyman, where he dedicated his time to family and friends. It was the perfect retirement. He always placed others before himself, looking for ways to help those in need and giving his time freely to his church. He was playful and kind, with a warm spirit, and never had a harsh word for anyone. In his last few years, God had given us such an honor to have been able to care for him. To be able to share his love, with all who came to visit him. To offer the warm embraces that he wanted to give, but was not able to return. To convey to others that he was okay, as he would want us to reassure and encourage. To speak Christ’s love into others’ lives, as we know he felt, even at the point when he was tethered so lightly to this world. These were the last great lessons that he gave us. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband, father and brother. We love you so much. He is survived by his remarkable and loving wife of 54 years, Pearl, sons Steve (Pat) and Terrance (Susan), brother Royden (Hazel), and the joys of his life, grand- children Troy, Erika, Dana, Evan and Erin. Service will be held at Olivet Baptist Church, on Saturday, May 10. Visitation at 3 pm. Celebration of life at 4 pm. No flowers.


Posted On May 4th, 2014 -

5-4-SUSAN-TANABESUSAN R ALLARD TANABE 67, of Honolulu, passed away on April 17, 2014 surrounded by friends and family. Susan was born on October 6, 1946, in San Gabriel, California and spent her entire life giving to others, as a loving mother, wife, friend, grandmother, and teacher. Susan put her Hawaii roots down as a young teenager, graduated from Radford High school, and loved living and traveling all over the world. She is survived by her ex-husband George Tanabe, children Grant Tanabe, Brian (Julie) Tanabe, and Kathryn (Anthony Brown) Tanabe and 5 grandchildren (Jim, Jorrie, Gage, Nikki, and Kai). Susan’s passion for teaching spanned her whole life and her teaching career includes St Andrews Priory, Mid Pacific Institute, and Farrington High School. Susan is preceded in death by her mother, Jane Allard, and survived by father Paul Allard (Marie) and brothers Terry (Bev) Allard and David (Cindy) Allard. Services will be held on May 17th at Oahu Mortuary. Services begin at 10am.


Posted On May 4th, 2014 -

GEORGE THOMAS DECLUE 63, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. George was born in Okinawa, and raised in Honolulu. As a child, he loved surfing, fishing, and baseball. He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator. As an adult, he had favorite past times such as fishing and traveling. His most favorite travel destinations included 7 day boat cruises, neighbor island visits, and of course, to Las Vegas. George lived a wonderful life full of love and laughter surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his significant other, Doreen. Grand children, Kaimana and Zoey. His Mother, Yoshie. His brothers, Henry and William, and their daughters Kanoe, Kristen, Shauna, and Haunani. And of course, many friends. George also had a pet named Hookie, a very protective chihuahua/fox terrier. A memorial will be held at Palms Mortuary 1600 S Jones Blvd in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, May 9. Visitation at 12pm and service to follow at 12:30pm. Casual attire.


Posted On May 4th, 2014 -

JAMES WALTER TEXEIRA, SR. Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 14, 2014 in Pearl City. Born July 25, 1931 in Wailuku, Maui. He retired from Honolulu Airport as a air traffic controller, also a avid commercial pilot, and graduated from St. Anthony’s Wailuku, Maui. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Nicole Pa. He is survived by wife, Emilia “Millie” Texeira; sons, James (Wainani) Texeira, Jr., Jaimie (Mehelani) Texeira; daughters, Debbie (Derek) Pa, Cindy Texeira; brother, Patrick (Linda) Texeira of Seattle; 7 grand- children; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (May 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Svc. 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On May 4th, 2014 -

PATSY HIDEKO NIKAIDO Age 97, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 8, 2014 in Honolulu. Born January 15, 1917 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Howard Nikaido, Dwight Nikaido; daughters, Jane Yamauchi, June Ogawa; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.


Posted On May 4th, 2014 -

5-4-DR.-ERNEST-IWASAKIDR. ERNEST DOC IWASAKI 81, a Kaneohe dentist passed away on April 18. He was born in Pahoa, on the Big Island. He attended the University of Hawaii, Ohio State University, and University of Pennsylvania Dental School. He is survived by sons Dr. David (Carolyn), Carl (Shelley), and daughters Laurel (Ted) Young and Ann (Douglas) Wee, sister Carol Ing, brother Donald, and 8 grandchildren. “Doc” was a lifelong athlete in body and spirit, an avid sports fan, and lived a healthy life. He always greeted you with a kind word, friendly handshake, and a smile. He lifted up those around him with his cheeriness and positive attitude. May he rest in peace. Visitation thursday, May 15, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary. Funeral Service at 6:00 p.m. Private Inurnment. Aloha Attire.


Posted On May 4th, 2014 -

KATHLEEN COOPER / 1921-2014 Kathleen Churchill Bruns Cooper, 92, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2014. Kathy was born in New York City on October 13, 1921, one of five children to Mary Thompson Bruns and Admiral Henry Frederick Bruns. Kathy first lived in Hawaii from 1928 to 1930 with her family. They returned to Hawaii in 1938. After graduating from Punahou in 1939, while at the University of Hawaii, she met a Naval Academy graduate, Francis Taylor Cooper (Bud) and on August 13, 1941, they were married. When Pearl Harbor was attacked four months later, Bud was on patrol in his submarine, the Pollack, and Kathy was with her parents in Pearl Harbor. Bud moved to another submarine, the Bluegill, to fight in the Pacific. During his absence, Kathy worked for the Women’s Air Raid Defense (WARD) in the cave bunkers at Fort Shafter. In 1983, Kathy collaborated with three former WARD members to help research and write a book, Shuffleboard Pilots, about their work using radar to plot the movements of ships and airplanes into Hawaii during WWII. The book was finished in 1991 and sold at the Arizona War Memorial Book Shop. Kathy and Bud had eleven healthy children. Their beautiful house in Kailua was always open to their large family and many friends. One of Kathy’s passions was tennis. Some of the members of her Kailua tennis group became lifelong friends. Kathy played tennis until her mid-seventies. Kathy was also a dedicated volunteer. Over the years, she helped at events for the Aulea Swim Team and served as correspondent for Punahou’s class of 1939. A devout Catholic and member of St. Anthony’s parish in Kailua, she was a Eucharistic and Homebound Minister, taking communion to the sick and infirm. She was also proud of her heritage, joining the Mayflower Society and serving on the board of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Hawaii in various capacities. Kathy’s bright spirit put all who came in contact with her at ease. A model of generosity, unconditional love, and the power of forgiveness, she will be profoundly missed by all she leaves behind. Kathy was preceded to heaven by her beloved husband Bud and her beloved son Steven and is survived by ten children, Sally Hall (Dave), Susan Cooper, Ann Frazee, Robert Cooper (Gunn), Jean Nixon (Mike), Gail Stone Santantonio (Michael), William Cooper (Maje), Jane McCarthy (Bill), Peggy Crowell (Kaipo), and Terry Ronco (Chris), 26 grandchildren, and 26 great- grandchildren. The funeral mass will be at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Kailua on Saturday, May 10th at 10:30 a.m. with visitation at 9:30 a.m. Donations in Kathy’s name may be made to Catholic Charities Hawaii or St. Francis Hospice Hawaii. Online condolences:


Posted On May 2nd, 2014 -

ENRIQUE J. CANAS Age 92, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 27, 2014 in Mililani. Born November 23, 1921 in Alice, TX. A retired Colonel with U.S. Army. Also, retired field director with American Red Cross. He is survived by wife, Sachiko Canas; sons, H. Ray (Aileen) Canas, Robert Lee (Sue) Edson, David A. Edson; step- son, Jeffrey (Carol) Takano; daughter, Barbara J. (Wes) Jones; step-daughter, Akiko (Clyde) Harada; 12 grand- children; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Alfredo Canas. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (May 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire.


Posted On May 1st, 2014 -

MIYAKO GLADYS NAGAMINE Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away April 9, 2014 at Liliha Health Care Center. Born April 1, 1929 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Owner of Naga’s Caf� and former employee of Liliha Bakery. She is survived by daughters, Karen C. (Lyle) Tengan, Lindy (Clayton) Artita; brother, Richard Goshi; 3 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.


Posted On May 1st, 2014 -

VICTOR SACRO DELOS SANTOS Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 3, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born July 28, 1926 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Teresita Delos Santos; sons, Thomas (Marcy) Delos Santos, Glenn (Glea) Delos Santos; daughters, Mercie (Ped) Manahan, Joyce Delos Santos; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (May 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On May 1st, 2014 -

ANTONE LAWRENCE SOUZA, JR. Age 76, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 13, 2014 in Aiea. Born September 27, 1937 in Waipahu, HI. Retired forklift operator from Del Monte Fresh Fruit. He is survived by sons, Clyde Ishikawa, Gary Lagapa, Romeo Baniaga; daughters, Lynette Baniaga, Jerri Towne; brother, Lawrence Souza; sisters, Patricia Clement, Veronica Siebel; 16 grand- children; 17 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:00 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On April 30th, 2014 -

SAKAO NASU Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away April 6, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 14, 1919 in Waimea, Kauai. Former Assistant Supervisor of The Bus Company He is survived by wife, Mitsuyo Nasu; son, Milton T. (Faith) Nasu; daughters, Sandra S. (Roy) Sakata, Iris S. (David) Aiana; brothers, Stephen (Caroline) Nasu, Shinhichiro Nasu, Shinhachiro (Judy) Nasu; sister, Teiko Nagamine; 7 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren. Private Services were held. In lieu of monetary gifts, donations can be made to: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.


Posted On April 30th, 2014 -

FILUTIA ALICE PELING MAGSAYO JIMENEZ Age 89, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 2, 2014 in Kapolei. Born December 5, 1924 in Waianae, HI. She is survived by sons, Leo (Bernie) Taaca, Stan “Akus” (Elizabeth) Jimenez, Dave (Bobbie) Jimenez, Darrick (Gordean) Jimenez, Dwayne (JoAnna) Jimenez; daughters, Kathy (Gene) San Augustine, Hattie (Leo) Palisbo, Chris “Tootsie” (Tony) Ceno, Sharlene (Michael) Samson, Jocelyn Empron, Joylene (Jan) Muranaka, Darlene (Leo) Cortez; brothers, Jerry Magsayo, Melvin (Diane) Magsayo; sisters, Ann Von Arnswaldt, Evangesta “Sime” (Samuel) Bongo, Enoria Cuban, Drucilla Abelaye; 33 grand- children; 63 great-grand- children; 9 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (May 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (May 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.


Posted On April 30th, 2014 -

SCOTT FRASER WITTER (Age 53), son of Calvin, Sr. and June Witter passed away on April 17, 2014. Scott was born in Yokohama, Japan and moved to Hawaii in 1970. He graduated from Henry J Kaiser High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii. Scott loved to challenge himself athletically by playing tennis, participating in biathlons, triathlons, cycling, Master’s swimming at UH and he completed a total of 7 Ironman competitions, in Kona, New Zealand and Japan. Scott was passionate and proud to work for Hawaiian Airlines for 26 years, this last year as a flight attendant. Scott is survived by his wife Laura, son Scott, daughter Taylor, brother Calvin and wife Tamra, sister Tracey Lane and husband Ben, 5 nieces and 3 nephews. His celebration of life will be held on Monday, May 5th at 4:30pm at Punahou School’s Thurston Chapel. Parking is on the lower campus. Aloha attire.


Posted On April 30th, 2014 -

4-30-CAPTAIN-RAY-M.-ROBINSON-JR.CAPTAIN RAY MORRIS ROBINSON, JR. Captain Ray Morris Robinson Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired) age 90 passed away on April 14th, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Robinson was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and joined the Navy in 1943. He was a fighter pilot during WWII and returned to the University of Missouri for a degree in journalism. He worked in public relations, the Dallas Morning News, and flew in Naval Reserve squadrons until a recall to active duty in 1953. He and his wife of 64 years, Barbara (Bee) J. Wells of Kansas City, MO. Lived in Pensacola, FL., Washington D.C., San Francisco, Naples, Italy, Hawaii, New York City and Virginia Beach, VA. Robinson was head of Navy Press Desk at the Pentagon, Director of Navy radio, motion picture and television activities; Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the Pacific Command in Hawaii; Director of Navy P.R. on the east coast, and Director of Public Affairs for the NATO military command in the U.U. After retiring from the Navy in 1971, Robinson began a second career in the addictions field. He was Director of Addictions Education for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and founded the Alcohol Studies Program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. He moved to Nashville in 1977 As Director of Cumberland Heights. He then established Robinson Associates, and with his wife Bee, spent 14 years working with young people with substance abuse problems, and with their families. He also ran the EAP program for the Nashville Electric Service. Robinson was a longtime member of The National Press Club, Rotary Club, and Hillwood Country Club in Nashville. His favorite place to spend leisure time was the Outrigger Canoe Club in Honolulu where he was a member since 1966. Robinson swam and surfed and wrote for the newsletter well into retirement. He is survived by his wife, Bee; nephews, Tom and Matt Wade of Los Angeles, and Frank Rogers IV of Florence, S.C.; and nieces, Ann Wade Thompson of Fairfax, VA., and Bonnie McClure of Paris, France. The Robinsons have lived in Honolulu since 1994. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to The Captain Ray Morris Robinson Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Hazelden c/o The Caregiver Foundation PO Box 894794 Mililani, HI 96789.

Ernest “Chip” Gunther

Posted On April 30th, 2014 -

ERNEST CHIP GUNTHER Ernest “Chip” Gunther of Kailua, Oahu died March 22. He was born on September 12, 1923 in San Francisco to Admiral Ernest Gunther and his wife, Helen, where they lived prior to moving to Santiago, Chile. Upon returning to the United States, he attended boarding school at Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts. His early university years were spent at University of California, Berkeley until he joined the United States Navy. Chip loved his years in the US Navy as a fighter pilot and flight trainer. Upon retiring, he and his wife Peggy moved to Hawaii where they raised their two daughters, Susan and Molly. After the death of Peggy, he married Norma Larsgaard. Chip was a highly congenial man who thoroughly enjoyed being with friends and would go out of his way to be of assistance to them. An avid outdoorsman, Chip enjoyed fly fishing and bird hunting trips with his younger brother, Charles, raced Cal 20s primarily out of the Kaneohe Yacht Club, and walking Kailua beach with his dogs. In his later years, he was a devoted docent at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Chip is survived by his daughters, Susan Hoff of Marin, California and Molly Killefer of Ashland, Oregon.


Posted On April 30th, 2014 -

MIYASHIRO, SHIGEKO (92) passed away on April 12, 2014 in Gardena. She is survived by her daughter, Roseann (Art) Yoshida; grandchildren, Troy (Traci) and Rochelle Yoshida; great- grandchildren, Tamlyn and Torri Yoshida; brothers, Ted Mitsuo (Kitty), Mas (Lily), and Edgar Akio (Helen) Hamasu; sister, Jeanne Matsuyo Kim; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A private funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Interment and service at Hompa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will be held at a future date. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkei mortuary. com


Posted On April 30th, 2014 -

EDMUND K. C. LEE Age 80, of Kailua, passed away April 17, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born November 28, 1933 in Honolulu. Former Man-Power Analyst at Hickam Air Force Base. He is survived by wife, Natalie Lee; daughter, Debra Lee; son, Norman Lee; sister, Vivian Park; brothers, Alfred Lee, Ernest Lee. Private Services were held.


Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

REVEREND-IDA-CHUNO Na Lala Ke Ali’i O Hawai’i: Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Society Chapter 1 Hale O Na Ali’i O Hawai’i Aloha ‘Oe Distinguished Achievements: Maiki Aiu Foundation 2003 Kahua O Mali’o Commendation ~ Recording Artist 2008 Memories of Old Hawaii Album ~ Benevolent Societies of Hawaii 2009 Kalani Ali’i Award in Music ~ Hawaiian Civic Club, Kuini Pi’olani 2009 A’apo Pono Commendation ~ Na Hoku Hanohano 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in Music ~ Hawaiian Civic Club, WA. D.C. 2012 Perpetuation of the Hawaiian Language, Culture & Longevity of 90th Birthday ~ Honpa Hongwangi Mission of Hawaii 2014 Living Treasure Award as a Composer and the Perpetuation of the Native Hawaiian Language ~ Hawaiian Studies State of Hawaii REVEREND IDA JANE KELI’IOKALANI HANAPI CHUN June 19, 1922 to March 17, 2014 Beloved Mother, Gramma, Tutu, Sister, Aunty, Cousin and Friend to many. Survived by Sons, Raymond K. (Charlene) Chun; Riley L. (Marsha) Chun; Rodney K. (Donna) Chun. Daughters, Myrna M.K. Chun; Charlene P. (Edwin) Hayashi; Kaylene P. Rodrigues; Midgie K. (Michael) Taira. Sister, Katherine Leilani Hanapi. Brother, Michael S. (Hope) Akui; 26 Grandchildren; 60 Great Grandchildren; 14 Great-Great Grandchildren; Many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 9pm (Service at 6:30 pm) and again on Saturday, May 3, 2014 after 8am (Service at 9:00am). Burial will follow at 10:45am at Hawaiian memorial park cemetery. Aloha Attire.


Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

ETHEL MATSUE DATE Ethel Matsue (Takami) Date of Honolulu, HI was born August 18, 1919 and passed away on April 15, 2014 at age 94. She was a retired secretary from the Department of Education and was an active member of the HGEA, Japanese Women’s Society and 1399th Veterans Club. She is survived by her children; Calvin, Cary, Julie (Peter) Nakamura, Randall (Beverly) and daughter-in-law Charlene (wife of deceased son Russell). She is also survived by her sister Gladys Kadooka and five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Visitation from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; memorial service 11 a.m. Graveside inurnment to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire.


Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

CAROL KAHIKILANI HELEKUNIHI-KANANA WRIGHT Age 79, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 8, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born December 20, 1934 in Kapaa, Kauai. Carol was retired as a nutritional educator with the WIC (Women, Infant, & Children) Program. She was a member of the Oahu Womens Bowling Association. She is survived by daughters, Lynette (Greg) Artaho, Jo Anne Nishigaya, Cari Lee (Kelbert Yoshida) Helekunihi; brother, Matthew (Annette) Kaopio; sisters, Erla Hillen, Annette Naipo, Elzadia (David) Kahaialii; 9 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

SOLOMON NICE MAN KAAILAU ESPINDA Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away April 8, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 18, 1930 in Honolulu. He survived by sons, Alvin K. (Marylouisa) Espinda, Solomon K. (Cheryle) Espinda; daughters, Solonette “Nani” Espinda, Leilani E. (Michael) McFarland, Bernadine P. (Kenneth) Morimoto; brothers, Joseph Espinda, Samuel Espinda; sister, Wilhemina Palanco; 25 grand- children; 41 Great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 5/2 Kawaiha’o Church, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

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