Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DAVID DAI YUEN LAU

Posted On September 8th, 2012 -

DAVID DAI YUEN LAU
Passed away at home in Kahalu’u on August 20, 2012 at the age of 86. He was born in Honolulu on March 11, 1926 to Kong Fee and Mary Lau. He graduated from St. Louis High School in 1945 and served in the Army shortly after. He began his career as an electrician with Hawaiian Electric Company in 1947 and retired as an underground electrical inspector after 41 years. He loved fishing and enjoyed sharing the abundance of fruits, red gingers and pakalana flowers that he grew. David lived a life filled with good memories of family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife Emma. He is survived by daughter Kathleen Johnson (Mike); granddaughters Lynsey Bow (Will), Ashley Johnson, Korey Johnson; sisters Lucille (Nani) Yee, Theresa Wong, Christina Langsi, Juliette Bissen; brothers Ernest, Anthony, and Vincent Lau; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-nephews.
Visitation 11am at St. Ann’s Church. Service at 12:15pm. Burial 2pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

MARCELINA “MARCING” MAGUSARA PANANGANAN

Posted On September 8th, 2012 -

MARCELINA “MARCING” MAGUSARA PANANGANAN
Age 81, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away August 19, 2012 in Kapolei. Born June 2, 1931 in Lanai City, Hawaii. Retired from Patisserie Bakery in South Beretania.
She is survived by sons, Wilson (Celestina) Pananganan, Norberto (Aurencia) Pananganan, Diosdado (Arlene) Pananganan, Angelo (Annabella) Pananganan, Joel (Nilda) Pananganan; daughters, Nelly Baes, Novelyn (Urwin) Transfiguracion; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grand-children.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (September 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Saturday (September 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

ALBERT HON MING HU

Posted On September 8th, 2012 -

ALBERT HON
MING HU
Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away August 25, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born December 6, 1926 in Canton, China.
He is survived by son, Kuok Wa (Xiu Zhu Tan) Wu; daughters, Hao Neng Wu, Hao Hung Wu; brothers, Kenneth Hu, Hon Beu Hu; 9 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren.
Private services were held.

CHANG HWAN KIM

Posted On September 7th, 2012 -

CHANG HWAN KIM
Age 74, of Honolulu, passed away August 29, 2012 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born September 26, 1937 in Keasung City, Korea.
He is survived by spouse, Savina Kim; sons, Kyu Hyung (Joy) Kim, Alden Kim; daughters, Kyuwon (Bagi) Jana, Vivian (George) Cayetano; 9 grandchildren.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday 9/11 at Korean Christian Church, 1832 Liliha St., Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

KENNETH TSUNEO YAMADA

Posted On September 7th, 2012 -

KENNETH TSUNEO YAMADA
Age 90, of Oklahoma City, OK, died Aug. 29, 2012, in Midwest City, OK. Born in Honolulu, HI, April 15, 1922, to Shigetaro and Wai Yamada. He served honorably in Army Air Corps from Jan. 12, 1946, to March 20, 1947, at the rank of Corporal. He retired from Federal civil service in 1988 (Dept. of the Air Force) after 35 years of service. Kenneth is survived by his spouse, Lillian, his sons Gordon and Roger, his daughter Lila Ann, and his 6 grandchildren. A memorial service was held in Oklahoma City, OK.

PONCIANO “PONCIE” TRANILLA

Posted On September 7th, 2012 -

PONCIANO “PONCIE” TRANILLA
Age 77, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away August 15, 2012 in Mililani. Born November 18, 1934 in Lahaina, Maui. Retired Federal and State employee. He also was a dedicated employee at Wheeler Bowling Alley.
He is survived by spouse, Linda Tranilla; son, Ramir (Tina) Tranilla; daughter, Karen (John) Yang; 4 grandchildren; brother, Chris Tranilla; sisters, Mary Garcia, Philippa Gonsalves, Angelina Sigue, Benie Cantutay.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (September 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (September 14) at St John Apostles & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

RUDOLPH CHARLES COCKETT

Posted On September 7th, 2012 -

RUDOLPH CHARLES COCKETT
Rudolph “Rudy” Cockett, 93, a retired Public Accountant, died peacefully at his East Oahu home this past August. Born in Honolulu, Rudy graduated in 1937 from Roosevelt High School and earned his degree in Accounting from the Honolulu Business College. Throughout his career, he earned a life membership in the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants (H.A.P.A.) and the National Association of Public Accountants (N.A.P.A.). Rudy served as President of H.A.P.A. in 1967. Rudy was also a life member of the Mystic Lodge #2, Knights of Pythias where he attained the rank of Past Chancellor. He held the Financial Secretary position for 35 years and Trustee for 10 years.
He was a dedicated father, husband and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth Evensen Cockett, a daughter Bonnie M. Cockett of Nebraska, 2 grandchildren, Michael “Keoki” Spain (Samantha) of Honolulu and Malia Pedro of Nebraska and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Oahu Cemetery on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:00am. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Alfredo Hernando Parubrub

Posted On September 7th, 2012 -

ALFREDO HERNANDO PARUBRUB
Passed away peacefully on August 11, 2012 in Makakilo, Hawaii. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Phillipines on February 17, 1931 to Caridad Hernando and Maximino Parubrub, he was the youngest of eight children with two sisters and five brothers. Alfredo’s father died three months after he was born and his mother raised the family in the barrio of Baay, Batac, Ilocos Norte.
On October 27, 1958, Alfredo married his beautiful bride Gregoria Sangalang Penuliar. Gregoria joined Alfredo in Yokosuka, Japan where Alfredo’s ship was homeported. Subsequent transfers moved the couple to different stations in San Diego, CA; Midway Island, Pearl Harbor, HI; and his last duty station, Long Beach, CA. Alfredo and Gregoria adopted their daughter Lisa in 1966 and their son Paul in 1972.
Alfredo’s education began in Ilocos Norte. He then completed his Nautical School at the Phillipine Merchant Marine School in Manila. He attended and completed basic logistic courses while serving in the U.S. Navy which he joined in 1955. Alfredo earned several awards and commendations throughout his naval career including Good Conduct medals, a Vietnam War medal, a National Defense medal and a Certificate of Merit unit commendation. After his naval retirement in 1975, Alfredo studied at Long Beach City College and completed Business Administration at Harbor City College while employed at Long Beach Naval Shipyard as an Equipment Specialist. His main goal after his naval retirement was to pursue another career. His second retirement in 1994 from Long Beach Naval Shipyard as a Marine Equipment Specialist marked 38 years of Federal service.
Even more important to Alfredo than his combined federal careers was his “career of high character”. One of Alfredo and Gregoria’s special life values was that of care and responsibility for their immediate and extended families. In the years from 1966 to 1980, they petitioned and brought to the U.S.A. their parents and in-laws, brothers, sisters, and their next of kin to be together.
It is said of the people of Ilocos Norte that they are very hardworking, but more significantly, very loving. Alfredo was forlorn at the passing of his beloved wife Gregoria in 1999 after 41 years of marriage. He remained a proud member of the Carson, CA community and continued as the patriarchal pioneer of his family in the Carson/Long Beach area. In his last few years, Alfredo relocated to Oahu, Hawaii, joining his remaining sister, Coleta Parubrub Alejandro and much extended family who gave him loving care and support. Alfredo will be remembered as a true gentleman, a family man, and a respected serviceman. He was proud of his achievements in both his naval and federal careers but especially his personal life. Alfredo shared his loving spirit with others always. We will forever miss him and reflect on his generous nature.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 10 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Kapolei. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Kane’ohe. Luncheon to follow at Hilltop Chapel Lanai.

KAREN KAM CHIU NUNOKAWA

Posted On September 7th, 2012 -

KAREN KAM CHIU NUNOKAWA
71, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2012 in Gilbert, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer. She was born and raised in Honolulu, and graduated from Roosevelt High School, but moved with her husband to the Mainland in 1983. Most recently, they resided in Gilbert, Arizona, and frequented the California Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. She is survived by her husband, Alan K. Nunokawa, and her children, KerryLynn Corpuz, Kirby Chang, and Mark Nunokawa. She also leaves her sister, Rona August; and her brother, Lloyd Lau; four grandchildren; and her three dogs, Manju, Miso, and Mika.

ALBERT HON MING HU

Posted On September 7th, 2012 -

ALBERT HON
MING HU
Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away August 25, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born December 6, 1926 in Canton, China.
She is survived by son, Kuok Wa (Xiu Zhu Tan) Wu; daughters, Hao Neng Wu, Hao Hung Wu; brothers, Kenneth Hu, Hon Beu Hu; 9 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren.
Private services were held.

MORLEY MOON KWONG LEE

Posted On September 6th, 2012 -

MORLEY MOON KWONG LEE
Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away August 22, 2012 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born September 23, 1929 in Honolulu. Retired from PanAm Airlines as a Cargo Supervisor and member of Holy Trinity Church.
He is survived by wife, Caroline Chow Lee; son, Sheldon (Julie) Lee of WA; daughters, Deby Ann (Charles) Saito of CA, Ramona (Russell) Chow of CA, Stacey (Sidney) Ontai of TX, Tania (Ronald) Kuriki; brother, Richard (Betty) Lee of CA; sisters, Florence Chun, Angeline (Marvin) Silva; 7 grandchildren.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday 9/10 at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy., Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers.

JULIAN “HULIAN” ESDICUL

Posted On September 6th, 2012 -

JULIAN “HULIAN” ESDICUL
Age 74, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away August 22, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born February 16, 1938 in Kauai, Hawaii. A member of the Knights of Columbus & Eucharistic Ministry at St John’s Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani. A member also of the Mililani Lions Club. An army veteran and retired electrician from Electricians Inc.
He is survived by son, John Julian Esdicul; brothers, Marcellino “Bala” (Ruthie) Esdicul, Lucas Esdicul; sisters, Juanita (Ben) Callejo, Fely (Francis) Oniate.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (September 11) at St John’s Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MICHELLE UILANI MEHEULA

Posted On September 6th, 2012 -

MICHELLE UILANI
MEHEULA
Age 43, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away August 18, 2012 in Kapolei. Born March 3, 1969 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She is survived by husband, John Meheula Jr.; sons, John Meheula III, Jordan Meheula; father, Lawrence Chong Sr.; brother, Lawrence (Pamela) Chong Jr., Raymond Donato; sisters, Cynthia L. “Tootsie” Enriquez, Denise (Moku) Kalaola; hanai son, Keana Kalaola; hanai daughter, Keanilei Kalaola.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (September 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JULIANA MANGAOIL MANMANO

Posted On September 5th, 2012 -

JULIANA MANGAOIL MANMANO
Age 94, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away August 22, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born February 16, 1918 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
She is survived by daughters, Clara (Honorato) Ablao, Inocencia (Luis) Almazan; sons, Eliseo (Beatriz) Manmano, Juan (Dolores G.) Manmano, Albert (Corazon) Manmano, Alex (Dolores R.) Manmano, Nilo (Emerita) Manmano, Nelson (Evangeline) Manmano; 27 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (September 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial will take place in Philippines at a later date. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

ROSE YAEKO ASATO

Posted On September 5th, 2012 -

ROSE YAEKO ASATO
Age 83, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 4, 2012 in Mililani. Born November 26, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired in 1984 from the Department of Education. A member of the Palisades Mixed Handicap, Department of Education & Huina Alii Bowling Leagues.
She is survived by sons, Miles (Jean) Asato, Brian Asato; daughter, Tracey (Kevin) Asato Tanoura; brothers, Seisu (Mitsuko) Sakihara, Seichi (Faye) Sakihara; sisters, Kyoko Arakawa, Helen (Masa) Nakamine, Irene Gullickson, Shirley Tachibana, Amy (Calvin) Morioka; 2 grand-children.
Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday (September 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

LAURA MIYOKO MALONE

Posted On September 5th, 2012 -

LAURA MIYOKO MALONE
87 years old passed away in Thousand Oaks, CA on July 21, 2012. She was pre-deceased by her husband Marion (Jack) Malone. Survived by Lois Sakima, step-sons James Malone and Mike Wakefield, children Mary Malone, Shannon Giddings and Mark Malone, eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Community of Christ Church, 2319 Rose Street. Visitation at 1000, service at 1100. Casual attire.

TOSHIO KOUCHI

Posted On September 5th, 2012 -

TOSHIO KOUCHI
Age 98, of Honolulu, passed away August 13, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. BOrn February 26, 1914 in Lawai, Koloa, Kauai. He was a member of IBEW Local 1186 for 66 years and worked for Aruda Electric Co.
He is survived by sons, Wayne F. (Pearla) Kouchi, Calvin R. (Diane) Kouchi, Alan H. Kouchi; daughter-in-law, Sylvian Kouchi; 3 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday 9/8 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

MARTA SALES GUILLERMO

Posted On September 4th, 2012 -

MARTA SALES GUILLERMO
Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 16, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born February 20, 1925 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
She is survived by son, Ted Guillermo; 2 grandchildren; brothers, Manuel (Pina) Sales, Crisanto Sales.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (September 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SUMMER LISA MURPHY

Posted On September 4th, 2012 -

SUMMER LISA MURPHY
Age 28, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away August 14, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 22, 1984 in Anchorage, AK.
She is survived by parents, Michael & Cynthia Murphy; brother, Brad Basuel; sisters, Liana Murphy, Shara Wright, Michelle Murphy; maternal grandmother, Clara Sojot.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (September 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (September 10) at St John Apostle & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m.

SHARON ANN HORITA

Posted On September 4th, 2012 -

SHARON ANN HORITA
Age 69, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away August 2, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born March 7, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the West Oahu Christian Church.
She is survived by husband, Harry M. Horita; daughter, Tracie M. Horita; sons, Harlan K. (Tori) Horita, Aaron S. (Myong) Horita; sisters, Elaine (Eddie) Okawa, Carole (Tom) Ito; brother, Earl (Iris) Iwamoto; 2 granddaughters.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (September 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual/Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

SONNY SAVELLA

Posted On September 4th, 2012 -

SONNY SAVELLA
Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away August 20, 2012 at Manoa Cottage. Born October 30, 1922 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was a Sakada who arrived in Hawaii in 1946 to work in the plantations.
He is survived by son, Russell (Crisalyn) Savella; daughters, Cleopatra (Richard II) Gonsales, Jill Marie Savella (Alain Viloria); 5 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 9/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday 9/8 at Our Lady of the Mount, 1614 Monte St., Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JAMES CAMPBELL ONAMILIONA SHINGLE “BUTTER”

Posted On September 2nd, 2012 -

JAMES CAMPBELL ONAMILIONA SHINGLE “BUTTER”
Age 87 of Honolulu passed away on August 17 at home with family at his side.
Born on February 4, 1925, in Honolulu, he was the youngest of eight children of Muriel Kuaihelani Campbell Shingle and Robert Witt Shingle.
He attended Punahou School. During WWII, he was in the Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor. He went on to Menlo College, University of Grenoble and graduated from Marlboro College in 1950 with a degree in literature.
He married Alice Hedemann Shingle of Honolulu in 1949. He worked at Bishop Insurance before starting his own business, Property Investment Company, with brother Seymour Shingle and family friend Laura Lucas Thompson.
Butter enjoyed being with his family and friends, who knew him for his great sense of humor and humility. He was an avid tennis player, skier and loved to travel.
He was a lifelong philanthropist and donated to numerous causes and helped many people.
He was the former president of the Kapi’olani Hospital Board of Directors where he worked tirelessly to expand and upgrade the hospital.
He was a longtime president of the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation.
Butter was a generous and loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
He is survived by longtime companion, Howard Francis Gardiner. He is preceded in death by his son, Witt Hedemann Pilihale Shingle (Susan Tanabe), and survived by daughter Alice Ka’eu’eu Shingle (Timothy Gaffney), grandsons James McGuire Ka’ahuiolea Rosenfeld and Edmund Kalanikini Shingle Rosenfeld, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at O’ahu Cemetery, Sunday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. Aloha attire.
Memorials may be made to the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children or any other charity of choice.

Summer Kamaolipua Woolsey

Posted On September 2nd, 2012 -

SUMMER KAMAOLIPUA WOOLSEY
March 10, 1955 – July 11, 2012
She was born and raised in Manoa and Waikiki. She passed away in her home in Anahola, Kauai. She loved the ocean, and spending time going to Las Vegas with her Ohana. She drove her special Bus #670 for Roberts Tours for 25 years.
And now she goes to meet her Dad. She leaves behind her partner, Nalani, and Hanai Ohana; mother, Kuuipo; brother, Hale; nieces, Kona, and Keliana; nephew, Kanila; and a multitude of aunties, uncles, and cousins.
The spreading of her ashes will be at 10:00 a.m. at Kaupo Bay, Baby Makapuu on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

ARTHUR DALE WEAVER

Posted On September 2nd, 2012 -

ARTHUR DALE WEAVER
Of Makakilo, died August 9, 2012 at the age of 72. He is survived by wife Winona. Daughters, Michelle and Jasmine (Kauhi Plunkett). Son, Justin Keola and grandchildren Josiah and Olivia. Services at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Friday, September 14, 2012. Visitation 10:00 a. m. Burial at the Hawaiian Veteran’s Cemetery, 1:00 p.m. www.hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com

JASON PEREZ IGNACIO

Posted On September 2nd, 2012 -

JASON PEREZ IGNACIO
Age 36, of Washington, passed away August 21, 2012 in South Hampton, New York. Born September 13, 1975 in Tamuning, Guam. He was assigned to the White House Communication Agency, 3rd Presidential Communication Command as a Network System Technician.
He is survived by wife, Catherine Ignacio; son, Jared Kaleo Ignacio; daughter, Ariel Melody Ignacio; brother, Abel Tamam Jr.; sister, Jessica Tamam.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (September 5) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

HAROLD BAKER CALLIS, JR.

Posted On September 2nd, 2012 -

HAROLD BAKER CALLIS, JR.
Harold Baker Callis, Jr. (known alternately as “Bud,” “Hal,” and “HB” to family and friends – but in later years he penned his own nickname “Hey U”) passed away at the age of 84 on March 24, 2012. He was born February 2, 1928 in New York City to Harold Baker and Blanche Cole Callis.
Like the paternal side of his family, our father was an hotelier and continued the tradition by attending Cornell University where he earned a degree in Hotel Management. His first position was at the Detroit Statler where he met his wife, Shirley Edith Bryant Cole. He subsequently worked at Hilton, Carte Blanche, Marriot, Howard-Johnson, Res-World, and in 1971 took a job in Hawaii for the opening of the Sheraton Waikiki as a sales manager. He was later transferred back to the mainland, but returned to Hawaii in his early retirement where he worked part time for Reyn Spooner.
Familial issues for our mother saw him return to the mainland, where they lived until their passing. Throughout his life, our father was an avid coin collector, with old 35mm film containers filled with a mixture of obscure and interesting coins. He also loved photography, progressing from an early Polaroid to the latest in digital technology. Our father never grew tired of learning the latest technology – texting and emailing friends and family up until his death. He was a cancer survivor (colo-rectal), but ultimately passed from complications of COPD (though he stopped smoking in the late 1970’s, years of filterless had taken their toll).
Our father is survived by his brother, Robert Callis of Las Vegas, by his sons Brett Cole and Bryant Norman Callis, and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. His wife (our mother) Shirley Bryant passed in 2007, and is interred with him (they always said we should mix their ashes “gently” – a reference to their loving though often spirited marriage). They were both huge cat lovers, and the ashes of Lil’ Girl (dad’s cat who was a feral stray when he coaxed her into his home) and Shadow (our mother’s beloved cat) are mixed with theirs.
The service will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at 11:30am at Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery. No flowers, but if you have an old Reyn Spooner, wear it! In loving memory, his sons Bryant and Brett lay him to rest, where we suspect he’ll snore, much to the chagrin of our mother.

SHIGEMI ARAKAWA

Posted On September 2nd, 2012 -

SHIGEMI ARAKAWA
Surrounded by his family, Shigemi Arakawa, 93, peacefully slipped away on July 29, 2012, a few days before their 66th anniversary, to join Molly in their “Blue Heaven.” Even in his last days, Shigemi, who had retired in 1995 as President of Arakawas, regaled all with stories of old Waipahu and the family’s iconic palaka, plantation-style department store.
The fourth son of Zempan and Tsuru Arakawa’s nine children, Shigemi made his mark in the large family by being the showman and social extrovert. With his precociousness and “gift of gab,” he was placed in the English standard program at August Ahrens School and then went on to Mid Pacific Institute where he excelled in student government. In the 1930s, he used his talents as a social activities organizer to establish the Machi Club, an association for both boys and girls, and later was involved in community service projects with the YMCA, Lions Club, Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, Keymen, Waipahu United Church of Christ, and Honolulu Heart Program.
Starting out as the Manager/Buyer of the Import and Gift section of Arakawas, Shigemi was often described as a “creative merchandising genius” by his siblings and wholesalers and manufacturers throughout the Pacific Rim. He developed the planned chaos concept of retailing that gave the store its special ambiance and was reflected in every Arakawas’ Sunday newspaper ad. On buying trips around the world, he displayed an uncanny eye for finding things that would catch people’s fancy and sold goods as varied as sculptor Noguchi lamps, tapa-themed dinnerware, mosquito coils, and plastic orchid leis.
Shigemi will be truly missed by his children: Myron (Ellen) Arakawa, Charlene “Sha” Murata, Cosmo (Ann) Arakawa; grandchildren: Shelley Arakawa (Jarrid Whitney), Lauren (Brian) Higa, Wayde (Yuka) Murata, Jordan (Chelsey) Arakawa Lyndsey Arakawa; great-grandchildren: Jessie and Addison Higa, Kalia Whitney, Kaito Murata; brother: Goro Arakawa; and his large, extended Arakawa and Tamashiro ‘Ohana.
The family thanks Dr. Melvin Inamasu and his staff and the staffs of Hale Malamalama and Bristol Hospice for their compassionate care of Shigemi.
Shigemi’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, September 9th at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Friends may visit at 9:00 am; service at 10:00 am. Aloha attire. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

MARILYN “LYN” ROMUALDO LEE

Posted On September 1st, 2012 -

MARILYN “LYN” ROMUALDO LEE
Age 56, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away August 8, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born March 2, 1956 in Caribkib Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. An employee of HMS Host at the Honolulu International Airport.
She is survived by son, Clifford Marcos of WA; daughters, Cheryl (Sean) McIvor of WA, Debbie (Kit) Farmer, Janice (John) Lindland of WA; parents, Joe & Pureza Romualdo; brothers, Joel (Doris) Romualdo, Joseph (Estelita) Romualdo, Joeffrey Romualdo; sisters, Linabella (Roque, Jr) Arios, Jovelyn (Manuel, Jr) Sy, Mercedes (Jovencio) Gaygay, Nanette (Mel Fuertes) Romualdo, Patricia Romualdo, Shiela (Angel, Jr) Canionero; 2 grandchildren, Arya McIvor & Sebastian Lindland.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (September 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (September 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

ISABEL “DOMING” LACUESTA PAGTULINGAN

Posted On September 1st, 2012 -

ISABEL “DOMING” LACUESTA PAGTULINGAN
Age 73, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 3, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born June 16, 1939 in Barrio 18 B Mabusag, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Tori Richard Ltd. Member of Badoc Pinili Aid Association of Hawaii.
She is survived by husband, Nemesio F. Pagtulingan; daughters, Thelma (Jesse) Bala, Helen Pagtulingan, Susan (Edwin) Corre; sons, Elpidio (Zenaida) Pagtulingan, Nemesio (Gladys) Pagtulingan; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Saturnina Fernandez, Presentacion “Ising” Lacuesta.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (September 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (September 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Milialni Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

Aiko Oshiro

Posted On September 1st, 2012 -

AIKO OSHIRO
89 of Honolulu – Passed peacefully on August 23 at home. She was a retired retail sales clerk at Ritz Department Store and Fumi’s. She also volunteered as a clerk for the Department of Motor Vehicles. Preceded in death by her husband Suichi (Chu). Survived by her daughters, Jan M. Yoshimura and Wendie S. Shirai(Garrett); four grand-children; five great grand-children. Services will be held 6PM, Thursday(9/6) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; visitation 5PM; Casual attire, no flowers.


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