Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MAUDE KALEKA RICE “AUNTY BUDDY”

Posted On January 27th, 2012 -

MAUDE
KALEKA RICE
“AUNTY BUDDY”

Maude Kaleka Rice, 87, “Aunty Buddy” of Waianae returned home on January 20, 2012. Survived by husband, William C. Rice, siblings, Christopher Williams and Lani Rule. Children, Gregory Hilton Rice, (Debrena Kanoe Rice), William C. Rice, Jr. (Pamela), Barry Lee Rice (Lise), 10 grand-children, 12 great-grand-children and is predeceased by son Michael Francis Kane.

GRACE MITSUKO SATO

Posted On January 26th, 2012 -

GRACE MITSUKO SATO

Age 80, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 24, 2011 in Aiea. Born June 6, 1931 in Ewa, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Wataru Sato; daughters, Joanne (Brian) Chang, Christine Tsukahara; son, Myles (Traci) Sato; 8 grand-children; brothers, William Oshiro, Kiyoshi Oshiro, Fred Oshiro; sister, Carol Matsumoto.

Private services were held.

MARGARET S. SASAKI

Posted On January 26th, 2012 -

MARGARET S. SASAKI

Age 92, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 4, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born May 30, 1919 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of Shinnyo-en, Hawaii, the Wahiawa Rainbow Senior Citizen Group and the Kunia Orchid Society.

She is survived by daughters, Corinne Fujieda, Lynette (Kevin) Tosaka, Jackie (George) Nakamura; 6 grand-children; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (January 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

HILARION “LARRY” CELESTIAL SAVET

Posted On January 26th, 2012 -

HILARION “LARRY” CELESTIAL SAVET

Age 68, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 29, 2011 in Honolulu. Born June 12, 1943 in Calinog, IloIlo, Philippines. Was employed at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop #26 as a Welder. Member of Filipino Catholic Club and Nine O Clock Choir of St. John’s Apostle & Evangelist Church of Mililani.

He is survived by wife, Corazon F. Savet; daughters, Marie (David) Flores, Joanna Savet, Kristine (Daniel) Bailey, Bernadette Savet; 4 grand-children; sister, Gliceria Celestial Savet.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (January 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (February 1) at St John Apostle & Evangelist Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JAMES MADISON MALONE III

Posted On January 25th, 2012 -

JAMES MADISON MALONE III
October 6, 1951
- December 31, 2011

James Madison Malone III, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2011 at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California with his close friends and family by his side. Born on October 6, 1951 in Ephrata Washington
He is survived by his wife Mary Malone of Kapolei Hawaii, his two daughters, Tyler and Blake Malone of San Luis Obispo, CA, and his stepson Brett Basarich of Hollister, CA. He is also survived by his sister Roxanne Easterwood (Chuck) of South Jordan, UT, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James M and Norma F Malone.
He will be remembered by his great love of the outdoors extending from fishing and scuba diving in Hawaii and Mexico to skiing and hunting in Utah and many other states. He loved to travel. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico was one of his favorite places to vacation with his family. He had a successful career in the heavy civil construction industry that spanned over 40 years. Mr. Malone was employed as Vice President of Estimating at Delta Construction Corp. in Kapolei, Hawaii.
He touched many people’s lives and was highly respected by his peers and loved deeply by family and friends. His love of life, sense of humor and laughter will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hawaii Yacht Club in Honolulu Hawaii, 1739-C Ala Moana Blvd.
Donations are preferred to a charity of choice. The Malone family stresses the importance of becoming an organ donor in remembrance of Jim Malone.

WILFRED HANOHANO KAULUKOU

Posted On January 25th, 2012 -

WILFRED HANOHANO KAULUKOU

Age 76, of Honolulu, passed away December 22, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 25, 1935 in South Kona, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Hatsuko Kaulukou; daughters, Brenda Kaulukou, Lisa (Neal) Kaulukou-Chang; brothers, Reynold Frasco, Herbert (Barbara) Frasco, Philip Wayne (Barbara) Aguilar; sisters, Leinaala (Lawrence) Bernardes, Susan (Douglas) Latham; 5 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday 1/28 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

SALVADOR CORDERO CABANILLA

Posted On January 25th, 2012 -

SALVADOR CORDERO CABANILLA

Age 83, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 6, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 14, 1928 in Sukok, Narvacan, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from the Labor Union.

He is survived by wife, Nenita D. Cabanilla; son, Rosendo (Estrelita) Cabanilla; daughters, Remedios (Romulo) Balanon, Lourdez de Guzman, Rida Trinidad Cabanilla; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lucia Cabarlo.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (January 29) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu) Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (January 30) at St Anthony Church; (640 Puuhale Rd., Honolulu) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VIRGINIA “VICKING” DAHILIG FERNANDEZ

Posted On January 25th, 2012 -

VIRGINIA “VICKING” DAHILIG
FERNANDEZ

Age 67, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away December 26, 2011 in Aiea. Born January 1, 1944 in Barangay 18A, Mabusag, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at Tripler Army Medical Center Housekeeping Department, member of Badoc Pinili Aid Association.

She is survived by husband, Ponciano “Jun” Q. Fernandez Jr.; daughters, Emie Fernandez (Zaldy Fagaragan), Rowena Fernandez (Jacinto Quibuyen), Noralyn Fernandez, Audrey Fernandez (Ronnel Coloma), Maricel (Bryan) Dagulo; 8 grandchildren; sisters, Anunciacion Basaliza, Rosalia (Cirilo) Mendoza, Ermelaida (Cris) Manalese, Estrella (Bernie) Paet; brothers, Pacifico (Demetria) Dahilig, Carlito (Felicitas) Dahilig.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (January 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (January 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALPHONSO GERSABA

Posted On January 25th, 2012 -

ALPHONSO GERSABA

Age 83, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 1, 2012 in Honolulu. Born August 2, 1928 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop #26 as a Welder and also at Waipahu Elementary School. U.S. Army Korean War Veteran.

He is survived by companion, Carol Kanda; son, Alphonso “Boy” Gersaba Jr.; daughter, Charlene (Benny) Rabanal; grandchildren, Beverlee Rabanal, Blayne Rabanal, Morgan Eddy; hanai daughters, Julie Sano, Jill Koga.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (January 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RITCHIE, MARY LOUISE

Posted On January 25th, 2012 -

RITCHIE, MARY LOUISE

Mary Louise was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 10, 1926 to Anthony F. and Mary F. Brezil. She passed away peacefully in Rocklin, California on December 12 2011. She was widowed in 1995 with the passing of her beloved husband of 51 years Howard K. Ritchie.

She is survived by her daughter Diane Erickson, sons Howard, Jr. and Clinton, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

We will always remember our beloved mother for her steadfast faith in the Lord, devotion to the Blessed Mother, and love for family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Inurnment service at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, on February 1, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. No monetary offerings and flowers.

PASTOR LOYD KAZUMA WATANABE

Posted On January 24th, 2012 -

PASTOR LOYD KAZUMA WATANABE

Age 61, of Honolulu, of January 5, 2012 at his home. Born February 28, 1950 in Honolulu.

He is survived by wife, Yachiyo Watanabe; son, Sterling (Kumiko) Watanabe; daughter, Tracie (Keoki) Badiang-Viena; 3 grand-children; sisters, Esther Wakako (Hiroo) Kaya, Flora Tsukiko Watanabe; brothers, George Teruhisa (Conchita) Watanabe, Thomas Tatsunori (Elsa) Watanabe, Faith Hope and Love Christian Center Family.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 1/27 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Flowers Welcome.

CHARLES N. TERASHIMA

Posted On January 24th, 2012 -

CHARLES N. TERASHIMA

Age 79, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 25, 2011 in Waipahu. Born July 18, 1932 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Retired owner of Leeward Upholstery and a U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by wife, Dolly Terashima; son, Gary (Ana) Terashima of OR; sister, Susan Takamoto.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (January 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual/Aloha Attire.

EDWARD WILCOX

Posted On January 24th, 2012 -

EDWARD WILCOX

Age 87, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away January 2, 2012 in Aiea. Born August 2, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A graduate of the Kamehameha Schools Class of 1944 and retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a general foreman pipefitter. Also a lifetime member of Na Ali’i Water Ski Club.

He is survived by wife, Marlene Wilcox; sons, Wayne Wilcox, George Wilcox, Damon Wilcox; daughter, Stephanie (Benjamin) Guieb; sister, Virginia Kawakami; 6 grand-children; 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (January 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

JOHN MINORU KANESHIRO

Posted On January 24th, 2012 -

JOHN MINORU KANESHIRO

Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away on January 10, 2012. Born in Honolulu, he was a contractor, dba: J. M. Kaneshiro, Inc. and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He is survived by his wife, Setsuko; sons, Daniel (Shinobu) and James; daughter, Christine (Daniel) Inouye; four grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Mowat, Katherine (Carl) Takushi, Nancy Tom and Ruby Kaneshiro.

Visitation from 5 p.m. Tuesday,
January 31, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service at 6 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

THOMAS JOHN SAWICKI

Posted On January 24th, 2012 -

THOMAS JOHN SAWICKI

Thomas John Sawicki, age 63 of Kailua passed away in Florida. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a Air Force Veteran. Tom owned Sawicki Concrete. He is survived by wife Victoria Sawicki, son Daniel Sawicki (Tiana Sawicki); grandchildren, Daniel, Paige, Ryder; parents Chester and Caroline Sawicki, sister Carolyn Lakin. Preceded by first wife Gwendolyn Ann Sawicki. Visitation: Saturday, January 28th at 9:30 am, at Saint John Vianney Church in Kailua. Casual Attire.

EDWARD “BOBBY” KAM

Posted On January 24th, 2012 -

EDWARD “BOBBY” KAM

February 11, 1923 – January 16, 2012

88, of Aina Haina passed away on January 16, 2012 at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu, HI to Fat KAM and Laurita Naeole Kam. Edward attended Princess Ka’iulani Elementary School and graduated from St. Louis High School in 1941. Edward retired after 25 years from Honolulu Fire Department as Fire Captain at Kalihi Kai Station, Ladder 31. He was also a Fireman, First Class Merchant Marine- Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Pearl Harbor Survivor, WWII.

He is survived by his long time loving wife of 61 years, Virginia Soy Kwan (Chong) Kam. He is also survived by son Robert J. Kam (Charlene), daughters Edean V. Kam (Richard) and Lisa S. K. Haina (John). His oldest son Wayne Edward Kam predeceased. His greatest pride and joys were grandchildren – Mahina Haina, Keoni Haina, Daniel Kam, Brian Kam and Tommy Kam. He is also survived by his brother Albert Kam of Carlsbad, CA.

Services will be held at Star of the Sea Church, Monday, January 30, 2012. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Lunch: 12:00 noon at Star of the Sea. Burial at 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Arrangements under the direction of Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu, HI

ROMERO DOMINGO DOMINGO

Posted On January 24th, 2012 -

ROMERO DOMINGO DOMINGO

Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away December 29, 2011 in Honolulu. Born January 15, 1941 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by mother, Perpetua Domingo; father, Fidel Domingo; sisters, Avelina (Manuel) Pasion, Clara (Rosendo) Duldulao, Marisa (Leonardo) Bocalbos, Marcelina (Rene) Paguirigan, Marilyne (Rogelio) Manuel; brothers, Rodrigo (Tita) Domingo, Rudy (Antonia) Domingo, Levy (Lani) Domingo, Aresio (Fely) Domingo, Jose (Delia) Domingo; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 1/27 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday 1/28 at St. John The Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EMPERATRIZ CANABERAL ECHIVERRI

Posted On January 23rd, 2012 -

EMPERATRIZ
CANABERAL ECHIVERRI

Age 91, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 29, 2011 in Honolulu. Born March 3, 1920 in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. Member of Nueva Viscaya Association of Hawaii.

She is survived by daughter, Adelaide “Aida” (Teddy) Pascual; grandchildren, Eric (Estrella) Pascual, Gino Pascual; great-grandchildren, Ashley Pascual, AJ Pascual, Adriana Pascual; brother, Alfredo (Teresita) Canaberal; 2 sisters, Juanita Alvendia, Leonarda (Pedro) Sumawang.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (January 27) 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.

JOHN K. HOLI, SR.

Posted On January 23rd, 2012 -

JOHN K. HOLI, SR.

John K. Holi, Sr., born 26th of December 1926, passed away surrounded by his family, 10th of January 2012 at 85 years of age. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dominca (Minnie); 2 daughters, Linda (Kevin) Ahrens from Washington, Sylvia (Tony) Acosta; son, John Jr. (Jeannine); and brother, Robert (Mitsuko) from Hilo. Born in Honolulu, Dad proudly served in the Army in WWII. 42 years at the U.S. Post Office, Dad enjoyed diving, music, sports and bi-annual trips with Mom to Las Vegas, Washington & Canada. Dad played semi-pro basketball in his 20′s, winning championships as a high scorer in 23 states across the country. Dad loved spending time with his 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Emma; brothers Harrison, Pete; & nephews Wayne & David. Dad left us a legacy of love and many cherished memories. A memorial for family and friends will be held to honor Dad at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe on January 26, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

PEGGY YUKIKO IHA

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

PEGGY YUKIKO IHA

Age 80, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 9, 2012 in Pearl City. Born January 4, 1932 in Fukuoka, Japan. Peggy was a part time Japanese Teacher at the Pearl City Hongwanji and the Momilani Elementary School.

She is survived by husband, Larry F. Iha; daughter, Naomi (Steven) Suto; sons, Alvin Iha, Mike Iha, Paul (Christabel) Iha; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday (January 27) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.); Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

MAURICE E. “RED” FULCHER

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

MAURICE E. “RED” FULCHER

Age 81, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 17, 2011 in Honolulu. Born June 19, 1930 in Genoa, CO. Maurice was a crew member of the B29-57th Air Recon. Weather Squadron. He was formerly employed by Hawaiian Airlines and Hawaiian Telephone Company.

He is survived by wife, Eleanor Fulcher; sons, Michael (Pamela) Fulcher of TX, Thomas Fulcher; daughter, Ann (Richard) Kearns of WA; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grand-children.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (January 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

APOLINARIO “TATANG” CARRANCHO VENTURA

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

APOLINARIO “TATANG” CARRANCHO VENTURA

Age 87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 27, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born September 10, 1924 in Marozo, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired after 25 years from the Dole Company as a pineapple planter.

He is survived by wife, Estella Clarin Ventura; sons, Agripino (Kathleen) Ventura, Eduardo Ventura of San Diego, CA, Andres (Beth) Ventura Sr., Nelson (Mary) Ventura, Daniel (Lynn) Ventura; daughters, Aurelia (Nemesio) Colcol, Myrna (Mariano Sr.) Olivas, Teresita (Nicanor) Quebral of Hilo, HI, Emma (Rick) Clawson of Las Vegas, NV, Remedios Ventura Matthews; brother, Juan C. (Josephine) Ventura; sisters, Francisca Bonifacio of Philippines, Crecenia (Isidro) Laungayan of Philippines; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday (January 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (January 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALFRED S.D. “DICK” YEE

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

ALFRED S.D. “DICK” YEE

98 of Honolulu, a retired Electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard died in Queen’s Medical Center. He is survived by daughter: Charmaine (Robin) Hollison; son: Allen P. (Susan); brothers: Jewett and Wilbur. Three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and Three great-great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews. He was a devoted member of United Church of Christ. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28, Services at 11:00 a.m. at Diamond Head mortuary. Aloha attire, no flowers. Private Inurnment.

SARAH MARIA KAPUNINANI CULLEN

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

SARAH MARIA KAPUNINANI CULLEN
(November 28, 1989 – December 31, 2011)

Sarah Cullen, 22, of Kahaluu, Oahu passed on December 31, 2011 in Yreka, CA. Sarah was a free spirited young woman with a great passion for horses. She loved spending time with family and friends and was known as the life of the party. Sarah is survived by Mother and Father, Stacy and Marshall Sebay, Father, Charles “Chuck” Cullen, Brothers Nakoa (Cece) Cullen, Keoni (Molly) Akaka-Reis, Keoki (Rayline), Kaipo (Violet), and Kawika (Ashley) Sebay, Maternal Grandfather John Reis, Paternal Grandmother Ellie Cullen, Nieces, Taeya-Marie, Andrea, Taisha, Journey, Riley, and Kamalani, and Nephews Kehua, Zion, Noah, Kamaehu, and Noa. Services will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Waikane 48-422 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe, HI 96744 on Saturday, January 28th 2012. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Mass at 11:30 am Casual Attire.

Fly with Angels baby girl. Our memories with you will last us a lifetime.

JOAN CLAIRE LEIOLANI GRIBBIN-AIU

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

JOAN CLAIRE LEIOLANI GRIBBIN-AIU

Joan Claire Leiolani Gribbin-Aiu, 46, of Honolulu passed away on January 17, 2012 in Honolulu. She was born in Philadelphia, PA and was the Executive Director of The Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and previously the Director of Membership for The Hawaii Hotel Association. Joan was predeceased by her father Charles Michael Gribbin and her mother-in-law, Janet K. Aiu. She is survived by husband, Thomas K. Aiu; children, Tiffany K. K. (Matthew) Bayne-Aiu Johnson, Wyatt K. Aiu, Madison K.S. Aiu and Weston M. Aiu; grandson; Brody N. K. Johnson; mother Mary-Jean Rayco; siblings, Michael, Joseph and George Gribbin and Kimberly (Edgar) Gribbin Ortega; father-in-law, Ernest W. K. Aiu, Sr.; brother-in-law, Timothy K. (Carrie) Aiu, Christine N. (Jorge) Aiu-Quezada and Catherine I. (Hartwell) Lee Loy. Visitation at 9:00 AM on Saturday January 28, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1701 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822, Mass at 11:00 AM. Private burial at a later date.

CATO LAFAYETTE LIVINGSTON

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

CATO LAFAYETTE LIVINGSTON

92, of Aina Haina, Oahu, passed away January 17. An Army Veteran and retired supervisor for Foremost Daries.
Cato was a parishioner at Holy Trinity Church where he served as an usher. He also was devoted to animals belonging to Hawaii Dog Obedience Assoc., and Hawaii Pidgeon Race Club.
He is survived by wife, Hannah Kainoa (Akana), five children Joni Albao (Cecil), Diana Edwards, Cato Chuck Livingston, Jr. (MIchelle), Robert Bobby Livingston, and Terry Foy (John); 9 grand-children and 6 great-grand-children.
Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10am at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy. Comittal service at 1pm at National Cemetery of the Pacific.

THOMAS DAN SARI “TOMMY”

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

THOMAS DAN SARI “TOMMY”

Age 62, of Aiea, Hawaii, died January 5, 2012 in Straub Hospital, Honolulu, HI. Born in Buffalo, New York, he moved to Hawaii in his college years. The younger son of the late Judge William and Virginia Sari of Lackawanna, New York. Tom worked for the State of Hawaii as a social worker for 27 years and retired in 2003.

A gentle, warm-hearted person, Tommy was a loyal and fun-loving friend to many. He loved making people laugh and writing poems and short stories. Tom loved playing tennis. He was an enthusiastic Buffalo Bills’ football team fan and a faithful fan of UH sports. An avid reader, he was particularly knowledgeable about the Civil War and American Revolutionary War era. He loved planning and taking trips and vacations with his wife and family.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Lynn Sari; brother, James (Sharon) Sari; their children, William Sari and Anneliese Parisi; mother-in-law, Sueno Miyasato; sister-in-law, Nancy (Alan Nitta) Miyasato and their children, Jolie Nakamura and Benjamin Nitta.

He is deeply missed by his family and many friends. We are with you always. Private services.

LILA WATUMULL SAHNEY

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

LILA WATUMULL SAHNEY

Age: 88. Born: Honolulu, T.H. Mother: Ellen Jensen Watumull Father: Gobindram Jhamandas Watumull

Lila Sahney was a pioneering business woman in the fields of merchandising and fashion. After attending the Prince School of Retailing at Simmons College in Boston, she was a buyer for the Watumull Stores in Hawaii, as well as significantly contributing to the Hawaiian apparel industry. In the mid 1950s she went to India where she opened the first Indian ready to wear boutique in New Delhi and where she met her late husband, Brij Lal Sahney. After their marriage she retired from the fashion industry. While living in New Delhi, India, she was a successful author of an Indian cookbook, From my Indian Kitchen, she was a leader in the New Delhi American Woman’s Club and Chairwoman of the New Delhi Flower Show. She participated in numerous philanthropic & community activities in India and Hawaii. As Chairman of the Watumull Foundation, created by her late father G.J. Watumull, she oversaw the foundation’s activities which included providing scholarships to graduate & post doctoral scholars from India for study in the USA, drilling tube wells in water challenged areas of India, producing oral histories of prominent people in Hawaii (housed at the University of Hawaii), to name a few. Lila Sahney was a staunch member of Punahou School centennial class of 1941. An active contributor of Indian art to the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Lila Sahney worked continuously to bridge East and West. She is survived by her daughter, Sheela (Ashu) Sondhi, son, Gobind (Lisa) Sahney and three grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at The Pacific Club, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. The family has requested that no flowers be sent.

ROBIN EDMUND LEE

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

ROBIN EDMUND LEE

Age 63, Kahana, Maui, passed away January 3, 2012 in Kahana. Born June 9, 1948 in Kahuku, Hawaii. Robin was from Kaa’awa, Oahu. He was a 1966 graduate of Kahuku High School. He was a Vietnam Veteran on the Mike Boats, Commercial Fisherman, retired fire captain of the Honolulu Fire Department and a black coral diver with Maui Divers.

He is survived by wife, Victoria A. Lee; sons, Edmund K. Lee, Robin H. Lee, Victor K. Lee; daughters, Keanani C. Custodio (Riel), Ke’alohi M. Lee, Aulani V. Lee; sister, Susan H. Lee; 2 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 24) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers Welcome.

CALVIN “KAPPY” KAPENA BAKER

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

CALVIN “KAPPY” KAPENA BAKER

Age 42, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 26, 2011 in Honolulu. Born November 9, 1969 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Calvin was a former employee of UNITEK Sand Island.

He is survived by mother, Lucille L. Kapowai-Baker; brother, John (Wendy) Baker; sisters, Johnnell (Leonard) Wong, Lisa (Evi) Tuli of CA, Debbie Kaeo of CA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles & aunts.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (January 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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