Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Adrenia Olena Cadiz Robinson

Posted On January 13th, 2014 -

1-13-591601-Adrenia-Robinson---2ADRENIA OLENA CADIZ ROBINSON 23 months of Kalihi, passed away on December 25, 2013. She is survived by mother Cidney Ventula-Tabilang, father Arnold Robinson, brother Christian Tabilang, grandparents Ted and Anita Ventula, grandfather David Robinson, Uncle Bozo, Aunty Chablis, Uncle Aaron, Aunty Rosie (RoRo) Spencer, Uncle & Aunty Sean & Debbie Spencer Chun and many more aunties, uncles, family and friends. Visitation will begin at 9:30am, Wed. Jan. 15, 2014, with service at 10:30am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial will follow at 1:00pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery; family request casual attire be worn.

KELLEE MALIA JONES BRIGGS

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 KELLEE MALIA JONES BRIGGS B&WOur Angel KELLEE MALIA JONES BRIGGS passed away suddenly on November 10, 2013 at the age of 35. Kellee was a Beautiful Daughter, a Beloved Wife, an Amazing Little Sister, and a Loved, Caring and Generous Friend. She is now the Brightest Star in our sky. Kellee was born in Honolulu, HI on January 21, 1978. She grew up in Kane’ohe, attended He’eia Elementary School, graduated from Punahou School in 1996, and graduated from Arizona State University in 2000. Most recently, Kellee worked in the Marketing Department of Architects Hawaii. In her free time, Kellee’s many adventures included horseback riding, windsurfing, hiking, sky diving, and beach combing. She lived life to its fullest, traveling the world and touching countless lives. Her strong, fun, and joyful spirit instantly brightened every room, and she was always looking out for the well-being of others ahead of herself. Kellee Loved Music, and one of her final wishes was that “everybody have fun.” With deep thanks to the combined efforts of the Honolulu music community, an epic, all-night “Koncert For Kellee” was held to celebrate her life on November 30, 2013 at The Republik. Honoring Kellee’s other final wish, her ashes will rest in the ocean at the Mokulua Islands in Kailua, Oahu, on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 12 Noon. Kellee is survived by her Husband, Robert Briggs; her Mother, Linda Parquette; her Father, Roy Jones; and her Brother, Kevin Jones.

Walter Tetsuo Nomura

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 591678 Walter NomuraWALTER TETSUO NOMURA January 6, 2014 Walter Tetsuo Nomura, 97, a retired US Postal Service supervisor was born in Honolulu. He was a member of Nuuanu Congregational Church, served the Hawaii Conference, United Church of Christ, and was active in the Christian Endeavor. Walter is survived by son Andrew T. (Nora); daughter Faith T. (John) Burgess; brother Francis S.; sister Edith T. Matsumoto; nine grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:30p.m., service 5:30p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Hwy. No flowers.

THOMAS L MEEHAN

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

THOMAS L MEEHAN Thomas L. Meehan passed in peace Wed. Dec. 4,2013 at the age of 67. Born November 3, 1946 in Stockton, CA. Survived by his wife, Paula. Loving Father of Stacy Carnes (Chaney) and Matt Meehan, big brother to Richard Meehan. Proud Grand- father of Hannah and Molly. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Tom will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid golfer, he had a great sense of humor and was a respected business man in the community. He was a graduate of San Jose State University. Memorial Services held on January 18, 2014 at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Visitation at 9:45am. Service to begin at 11:00am Aloha attire requested. No flowers please. Donations may be made to bluecure.org or americancancersociety.com

EDWIN C. M. LEE

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 EDWIN C. M. LEE b&wEDWIN C. M. LEE July 23, 1915-Nov 19, 2013 Edwin C. M. Lee, 98, died at home in San Francisco, surrounded by four generations of his family. Born in Honolulu, he graduated from Punahou in 1934. He served in the Pacific during WWII as a US Army Aviation engineer, retiring as a major in 1946. Before moving to the mainland in 1953, he was a city planning engineer in Honolulu and also in Agana, Guam. From 1956 until 1963, he was project manager for Peacock Gap – Capital Investment’s property development in Marin County, California. He is survived by his wife, Mae; sons John and Alan; daughter, Lisa; eight grand- children; and eight great- grandchildren. A private memorial was held in December.

GAIL S. TERAMOTO

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

GAIL S. TERAMOTO Age 72, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 4, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born March 30, 1941 in Waialua, HI. She is survived by sons, Allan A. Teramoto, Roger K. Teramoto, Robert K. Teramoto, Jr.; daughters, Nancy Teramoto, Robin (David) Ursida; brothers, Donald T. Matsumoto, Floyd Matsumoto, Miles Matsumoto; sister, Faye (Douglas) Kikuchi; 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

LESTER (DICK) R. MABERY, JR.

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 LESTER  R. MABERY, JR. NEWLESTER (DICK) R. MABERY, JR. Commander Dick (Lester) R. Mabery, Jr., 74, retired USN Aviator passed away in Honolulu on January 6, 2014. He was born to Lester and Dorothy Mabery on June 3, 1939 in Tullytown, PA. He was raised in Bristol, PA. Dick was a proud member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at Penn State and earned his BA before joining the USN in 1963. He went to flight training in Pensacola, FL. He served 24 years in the USN earning several medals. He served in Vietnam earning the Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal. He served as Commander of a helicopter squadron aboard the USS Nimitz. He retired from the USN in 1983 and went to work for Lockheed as an Aeronautical Scientific Analyst. An important part of Dick’s life was his friendship with Bill W. for the past thirty years. He has served as the Hawaii Area Delegate. He was also Chairman of Oahu Intergroup. His most recent position was as the Central Office Manager for Oahu. Dick loved to travel with his wife Anne. They traveled together extensively throughout Europe, the mainland and Asia. He was very artistic and designed and made furniture for his home. He loved to sing and play the guitar. He also enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren, traveling as far as Germany, Washington D.C and Las Vegas to visit them. He loved animals and cared for his beloved German Shepard Tara. He is survived by his wife, Anne, daughter Sarah (Dwight) Perkins, son Paul (Theresa) Selby, daughter Lena (Jim) Stelk, sister Janet Garrison and her sons Joe, David and daughter Lisa. He is also survived by five grandchildren Sean Selby, Samantha Stelk, Bridget Perkins, Kaitlyn and Olivia Selby. Dick was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl on January 20, 2014 at 0930. A celebration of life will follow at the Mabery home 1843 Alewa Drive, Honolulu, HI 96817 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Oahu Central Office, PO Box 2384, Honolulu, HI 96804.

CELESTINO PASCUAL BAYANG

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

CELESTINO PASCUAL BAYANG Age 90, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 8, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born May 31, 1923 in Laoag City, Philippines. Former employee of Woolworth’s, Hartfields & Walker’s Garden. He is survived by wife, Maria Pascua Bayang; sons, Artemio (Flordelina) Bayang, Delfin (Monica) Bayang, Nestor (Marie) Bayang; daughters, Domie (Andres) Bolosan, Bernie (Oscar) Marcos, Mele (William) Jennings, Nita (Roy) Madarang, Mary (Larry) Panida Merly Pagatpatan, Fermina (Romeo) Abiva; 22 grand- children; 18 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (January 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (January 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Charles “Chick” Chamberland

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

CHARLES CHICK CHAMBERLAND Charles “Chick” Chamberland, Architect, was born in Minneapolis in 1927. After serving the Navy he graduated from the University of Detroit with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. In Michigan he worked with Paul Moffet and later, Eero Saarinen on projects including the St. Louis Arch, the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Dulles International Airport Terminal Building and the John Deere Building. He moved to Honolulu in 1959 where his work included McCoy Pavilion, Marriot Hotel-Makai Tower, formerly Hawaii Regent, Kakaako Fire Station, as well as apartment buildings and homes. Chick was a founder of the Honolulu Youth Symphony, served on the Board of Maryknoll School, delivered for Meals on Wheels, and recently was a docent at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Chick, 86, died on December 5, 2013. He is survived by wife Janet, sons David and Charles Chamberland, stepson John Kirkpatrick, stepdaughter Sharon Kirkpatrick, brothers Rodrique Jerome and Robert Chamberland, grandchildren Nicole and Zachary O’Neill and Sophia and Charles Price. The Celebration of Chick’s life to be held at Newman Center Holy Spirit Parish, 1941 E West Road, Honolulu on January 18. Visitation 9 am. Mass 10am. Parking at St. Francis School, 2702 Pamoa Road. Donations to Honolulu Youth Symphony or Meals on Wheels.

Ruth Yumiko (Uyeda) Perea

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 589246  Ruth PereaRUTH YUMIKO (UYEDA) PEREA Ruth died at St. Francis hospice on October 17, 2013. Ruth was born in Wahiawa on October 8th 1932 to Mr. Kazuma and Mrs. Haruyo Uyeda. Ruth is survived by her husband Noe Perea; son Michael Perea; daughter Patricia (Perea) Carmichael; sisters Katherine Yoneshige, Helen Yap; brother Edward Uyeda; 7 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. Ruth had many interests. She was a pug breeder, showed and developed champion pugs. She also enjoyed gardening, photography, collecting coins, stamps, beany babies, precious moment figurines; and her culinary skills were superb. Ruth has enriched our life beyond measure. A family private service was held at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific

GRACE SUI SAN DANG

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 GRACE DANG1-12 GRACE DANG CHINESE CHARACTERSGRACE SUI SAN DANG, 92 Memorial Services for Grace “Ah Bee” Sui San Dang, 92, will be held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard Chapel, 1330 Maunakea Street. The family will greet friends from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. before the service. The family requests aloha attire be worn. Private Graveside Service for family will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, that afternoon. Grace passed away Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2013, at home with family, in her suite at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, Honolulu. Grace was born November 5th, 1921 in Shak Ki, Jung San, China, the daughter of merchant and entrepreneur parents, Ng and Wong Shee Pang. She was the youngest of three sisters, Margaret, Annie, Rose, and brother Walter. Grace married Edward Sieu Onn Dang on April 11th, 1942 in Honolulu. They were united in marriage for 71 happy and loving years. Grace spent 14 years as an interpreter and customer liaison for Japan Air Lines (JAL). She was the only female interpreter in the airline industry in Hawaii during that time period. She enjoyed the finest of life: as an avid traveler, gracious party host, and always surrounded by family, great friends, with good food and wonderful times. Following in her parents’ entrepreneurial ways, Grace left JAL to assist her husband Eddie at Hawaii Camera; a chain of camera and electronics stores which he co-owned. When Hawaii Camera was shuttered, Grace and Ed owned Plaza Camera together, located at the Chinese Cultural Plaza in Chinatown. After a short retirement, they partnered with lifelong friends and antique dealers, the Lu family, to form Jian, Inc., a Chinese import business, located on Pohukaina, then Kokea Street in Honolulu. Grace is survived by her husband, Edward O. Dang; three daughters, Lauren Kau, Carol “Mei Wun” Evans, and Sheri Kent; two sons-in-law, Clifton Kau and John Evans; two grandsons, Alan Kau, and Clifford Evans, and his wife Sarah; two great granddaughters, Shannon and Sophia Evans; Godson James Tom, and his wife Sharon, their daughter Joyce, and son Edward (California); Goddaughter Jean Yu (Taiwan); and many other family members.

ARTHUR YAU SUNG LEE

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 ARTHUR LEE b&wARTHUR YAU SUNG LEE December 17, 1930 – December 26, 2013 Master Arthur Yau Sung passed away on December 26, 2013. He was born on December 17, 1930 to his parents Herng San Lee and Margaret Mew Lin Lee. His stepfather Tuk Yau Young helped raise him throughout his youth. He graduated from McKinley High School class of 1949. His mother enrolled him in the Jing Moo Tai Yuk Oui Association aka Chinese Physical Culture Association in 1939 where he trained with his first Sifu, Professor Lau Yu Cho at 9 yrs old. He then met his 2nd Sifu, Professor Lum Dai Yung who established the Gee Yung Physical Culture Association in 1941 until his passing in 1957. It was then that Sifu Arthur Lee at the age of 27 took over the Gee Yung Association in honor of his Grandmaster, Sifu Lee perpetuated the Art, History and Culture to his students as aspired by his Grandmaster. Continuously radiating a calm and vital blend of modesty, confidence, joy and perseverance, he has touched and inspired countless lives with his steady and patient efforts. Throughout his life, he was an avid and disciplined student and teacher of the Chinese Martial Arts known as “Sil Lum Fut Ga Kuen”. His modesty and readiness to accept and study different views and perspectives, as well as his profound understanding of the martial arts, enabled him to take his art to the highest pinnacle which was acknowledged by people far and wide. As a person, he was polite and amiable, and was above political involvement because his passion was mainly to teach and spread the art. As a teacher, he was patient and considerate, and approached his students with carefully thought-out methods. He was a role model for all participants in the Chinese Martial Arts. His life revolved around the Chinese Culture and the Martial Arts enabling him to travel extensively to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand where he met great masters that he was humbled to learn from. One of his known adages that he stressed to his students was “To master oneself is the greatest achievement “. Over the years, there have been many great practitioners of the Martial Arts, but very few of them have been great teachers as well. In our thoughts Sifu Arthur Lee was one of them. He is survived by his wife Sylvia J Lee whom he married in 1954. Preceded in death by son Robin Kum Tong Lee, also survived by daughter Taryn Mee Lung Lee and son Harlan Dai Tong (Tamie) Lee, with 7 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters, sister Lorrie Lee and brother Leo B Young. His family and students will miss a great husband, father and teacher, however we will carry on his Spirit through his teachings worldwide. Memorial Service for his Celebration of Life will be on January 14, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation starting at 4:30 pm. Services start at 6:00pm and ends at 9:00pm. Semi formal attire. Family requests no flowers please.

TSUKASA MURAKAMI

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

TSUKASA MURAKAMI Tsukasa Murakami of Hanapepe, Kauai, passed away at home on December 29, 2013 at the age of 90. Born on March 24, 1923 in Kalopa, Big Island, he was a Commercial Property Manager. He is survived by his wife, Yukie Murakami; daughters, Aimee (Gerald) Y.M. Ida and Judith S. Murakami (Ken Fukushima), both of Kauai; two granddaughters, Kelsi H.K. Ida of Seattle, and Donica R.K. Ida of New York; step-brothers, Kiyoshi Murakami and Yoshiki Murakami, both of Big Island; and step-sisters, Michiko Higa, Hatsuko Yamamura, and Yoshiko Murakami, all of Oahu. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Service will begin at 10:30 am.

HUNTYR-TONY MAWA NAONE

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

HUNTYR-TONY MAWA NAONE Of Waianae, HI, passed away December 17, 2013 in Honolulu. Born December 17, 2013 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by parents, Gabriel M.K. Naone, Holliemarie L. Ioapo; sisters, Haidyn-Jane I. Ioapo-Naone, Hailey-Anne O. Ioapo-Naone. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JANE BALVODI NIKAIDO

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 JANE BALVODI NIKAIDOJANE BALVODI NIKAIDO Age 81, passed away in Honolulu on December 24, 2013. She was born on November 10, 1932 in Haiku, Maui. She was a retired English, journalism and Yearbook teacher at Kalani High School. Jane is survived by her husband, George M.; sons, Mark H. (Allison) and Keith S. (Gay) Nikaido; daughters Lynne (Noel) Torigoe and Caryn M. N. Hashimoto; brothers James (Edith) and Silvestre (Patricia) Balvodi; sisters Ramona (Benjamin) Aquirre, Mary Ayres and Rita (Arnie) Nordquist; 11 grand- children and 1 great grand- child. Services will be held on Friday January 17, 2014 at Diamond Head Mortuary, visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net.

REGINO GUNTANG MIGUEL

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

REGINO GUNTANG MIGUEL Age 63, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 20, 2013 in Aiea. Born January 27, 1950 in Jones Isabela, Philippines. Employed by Halekoa Hotel for 13+ years. He is survived by wife, Erlinda Uson Miguel; sons, Arnel (Janilyn) Miguel, Allan Jay Miguel; daughter, Alza Rotelle Miguel; brothers, Armando Miguel, Roberto Miguel, Romeo Miguel; sisters, Victoria Miguel, Benilda Miguel, Jovita Miguel; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 6:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m.

Charles B. Dwight III

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-11 CHARLES B. DWIGHT IIICHARLES B. DWIGHT III Charles B. Dwight III was born in Honolulu on July 7, 1926 and passed away on November 7, 2013, in the presence of loving family members. Services will be held at St. Clement’s Church on January 15, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow at One Kalakaua. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Page R. Dwight; his children, Susan D. Glanstein, Ellen N. Dwight, Charles B. Dwight IV, Jodie D. Roeca and Gail C. Dwight; grandchildren, Rachel M. Glanstein, Charles B. Dwight V, Mary S. Dwight, B. Micah Dwight, Samuel A.A. Roeca, Jesse Dwight, David F.H. Roeca and Taylor Dwight; and 4 great grandchildren. Mr. Dwight graduated from Punahou, attended the US Naval Academy and graduated from Yale and Georgetown Law. He worked as legislative clerk to Joseph R. Farrington in DC 1949-52, and in Honolulu with Immigration & Naturalization 1953-54. He was Asst. US Attorney 1954-58, moving to Heen, Kai & Dodge 1958-63, then to Ashford & Wriston in 1964 where he remained until retirement. His litigation practice focused on family law and real estate, including the protection of the interests of Native Hawaiians. Mr. Dwight was active in the community, as past president of the Kailua Jaycees, Kaimalino Ass’n, Punahou Swim Club, Yale Club, Legal Aid Society, Aikahi Community Ass’n, 1111 Wilder Condo Ass’n, 1001 Wilder Condo Ass’n and One Kalakaua, mem. of the Territorial Bd. of Health, Gov.’s Traffic Safety Committee, dir. of Diamond Hd. Terrace Com. Assn., mem. of the Bd. Hawaii Bar Examiners from 1963 for many years, and the Yale Alumni Board. He was involved in water sports, eventually leading to his election to the Hall of Fame for US Water Polo. He was president of the Hawaiian Ass’n AAU, meet director many times for the Hawaiian Invitational Water Polo Tournament, and was a member of the Legal Com. of the US Olympic Com., among other volunteer activities. In 2008 he was inducted into the HI Swimming Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed camping, hiking and playing Hanafuda on the various Hawaiian Islands with his family. In his retirement Mr. Dwight enjoyed travel, golf, duplicate bridge and spending time with his family. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to IHS or Punahou.

ROBERT ATKINSON HITE

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 ROBERT ATKINSON HITEROBERT ATKINSON HITE Robert Atkinson Hite, “Bob” to his friends, died peacefully at Arcadia Retirement Home on December 24, 2013. He was 91. Robert Hite grew up in Hawaii, and graduated from Iolani School in 1940. He was attending Washington and Lee University when the Second World War broke out. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp, and finished his college education after the end of the war. In 1948, he married Catharine Leavey, his wife of nearly 60 years who died in 2007. He returned to Hawaii in 1950. He served in the Hawaii National Guard, and later joined Hawaiian Trust Company. He retired in 1986. Robert Hite is survived by 3 children – Charles H. Hite (Hilo, HI), Patricia Barton (Connecticut), and Catharine Dunn (Colorado) – a brother, Maner Hite (Volcano, HI) – five grand- children, and one great-grand- child. Service and celebration of Robert Hite’s life will be at Arcadia Retirement Home on Saturday, January 18, 2014, starting at 2 p.m.

ANNETTE HULIMAI KAIAHUA

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 ANNETTE HULIMALI KAIAHUAANNETTE HULIMAI KAIAHUA Age 76, of Aiea, HI, passed awy December 28, 2013 in Aiea. Born November 2, 1937 in Honolulu, HI. A retired teller supervisor with Bank of Hawaii. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1. Preceded in death by son Edward Keoki Kaiahua. She is survived by sons, Lewis Kula Kaiahua of TX, Patrick Nakaiewalu (Terry) Kaiahua; daughters, Shirley Lokelani (Joseph) Blackburn of Wailuku, Maui, Stephanie Lauae (Michael) Young of Lahaina, Maui, Helene Leimokihana (Calvin) Sato of Wailuku, Maui, Paulette Puaokailikai (Daren T.) Suzuki; daughter-in-law, Roxane Kaiahua of San Diego, CA; 26 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (January 16) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Balbina “Bobbie Manijo” Stokes

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

BALBINA BOBBIE MANIJO STOKES In memory of Balbina “Bobbie Manijo” Stokes, 82, of Honolulu, died on Dec 25, 2013. She is survived by sisters Jayne Seelye & Janet Ribeiro and the many whom she called family. Post online Condolences: www.phelpsfunerals.com – Winchester, VA.

VICTOR S. RIVERA

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

VICTOR S. RIVERA Age 43, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 14, 2013 in Waipahu. Born November 4, 1970 in San Nicolas, Victoria Tarlac, Philippines. A custodian at Aiea High School. He is survived by father, Felipe Santos Rivera; mother, Editha S. Rivera; brothers, Arnold S. (Leny) Rivera, Randy S. Rivera, Mikael S. (Juliet) Rivera. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (Jan. 17) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

JOE G. ORQUE

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 JOE G. ORQUEJOE G. ORQUE Our wonderful husband and father, Joe Orque, left us on December 27, 2013. He was born on April 7, 1927 in Makati, Manila Philippines. On December 15, 1950, he married Bernarda Orque and raised two children, Jean Malia Orque Withy and Jan V. Orque. He also leaves two grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Nicolas Colby Lee and Colin Arron Lee. As a young man in World War II, he was part of the guerrilla forces allied with the Philippine Scouts who helped protect the famous return of General Douglas MacArthur who was forced off the Philippines by the Japanese with the promise that ” he would return” which he did in 1944. After this, Joe formally joined the United States Navy. Joe served until his retirement attaining the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer working mainly in the disbursing and recruiting functions. During his 25 years of Naval service, he fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. When Joe joined the Navy, he started a process of bringing his family and those of his 6 siblings to the United States by sponsoring them with all the different requirements that had to be met. At the same time, he made sure his own children were able to go to college and one of them to law school. Besides his immediate family, he has a large group of other relatives who are thankful to him for leading the way to gaining citizenship for all of them. Joe loved music and played a number of instruments and enjoyed teaching local schoolchildren and often donated instruments to their schools. He is survived by his wife Bernarda Orque, his daughter and son, and two grandsons; sisters Cristina Aguinaldo, Ester Peralta, Trinidad Ngayan, Obella Velasco & Amelia Antonio. His brother, Maximo Orque, preceded him. Visitation is from 9:00 am Tuesday January 14, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary; Services at 11:00 am; Burial to follow with full military honors at 1:00 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl Crater. Casual Attire.

BETTY KIYOKO LEE

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 BETTY K. LEEBETTY KIYOKO LEE (Kobashigawa – yago Mi Kanashi) Betty Kiyoko Lee, 87, of Palolo, a homemaker and orchid nursery owner, a member of the United Church of Christ Judd St, the Oruku Azajin Kai Okinawan Club, and the Kahala Geriatric Exercise Group, died in the Queens Medical Center, after a fall and complications on Dec 9, 2013. She was born in Honohina Hawaii on Dec 10, 1925. Daughter of Kame Kobashigawa and Oto Kobashigawa and the sixth of eight Kobashigawa children, all deceased. Betty was also preceded in death by her husband Jin Wah Lee, a hotel pastry chef and orchid nursery owner. She is survived by daughter Caroline S. Bischoff; sons Roland S. Lee and James S. Lee Jr. Three grandsons Aaron Bischoff (Dawn), Ryan Bischoff (Marie), Kyle Bischoff and two great granddaughters; and caregiver Maria Jenks. Celebration of Life service on Saturday January 18, 2014 at Diamond Head Memorial Park Chapel – visitation 9:30- 10:30am, Service at 10:30, inurnment at 12:45. Casual attire. On-line condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com

ALEXANDER “ALIKA” PELAHIO ORIAN

Posted On January 11th, 2014 -

ALEXANDER ALIKA PELAHIO ORIAN 79, entered into rest Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Manteca, California. He was born on January 8, 1934 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Alex leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years Dolores Orian of Waipahu, Hawaii. He is predeceased in death by his parents, Pelahio and Lei Orian and his brothers Michael Orian, Lester Ross, and Wilfred Ho Jr. Alex has three surviving children, Ryan Orian (Darlene) of Fresno, CA, David Orian (Heidi) of Tracy, CA and Paul Orian (Michelle) of American Canyon, CA. He was blessed with five grandchildren, Malia, Maile, Chelsea, Brandon and Samuel Alika. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Fredrick Orian, Albert Orian, Pauline Orian, Herbert Aina Kamakaeaina Jr., Miulan P. Nihipali (Gerald), Hazel Rose Kea (William), Blossom Peahi Fernandez, Loretta P. AhSam (Ralph), Dora Pascua, and Winifred H. Lee (Wendel). Alex was a resident of Waipahu, HI. He was previously of Rodeo, CA. Alex served his country proudly through the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He then went on to become an aircraft maintenance mechanic for United Airlines and Transamerica Airlines. He loved playing tennis, singing, playing his ukulele, and fishing. Alex was an active member of the Kamehameha Glee Club and was always so proud of speaking Hawaiian language. He loved his family dearly and was able to come to California to see them one last time, which was a true blessing. He will be remembered for his loving spirit and zest for live. He will be missed. The Alex’s memorial service will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 1666 Mottsmith Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 on Saturday, January 18 at 10AM. Alex’s final resting place will be at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery.

James A. Hanna

Posted On January 11th, 2014 -

1-11 591623 James HannaJAMES A. HANNA Was born September 8, 1924 in Foxboro, Massachusetts and passed away peacefully at home on December 25, 2013 in Huntington Beach, CA at the age of 89 after a 10-year battle with prostate cancer. He was always interested in electricity. After graduating from Foxboro High School he went on to learn assembly, calibration and repair of industrial instruments at Foxboro Company in 1943. He then traveled West in 1943 by train and troop ship to Pearl Harbor which was then a Territory of Hawaii to work as an Instrument Technician at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. He met the love of his life Alice Akimi Nakako in 1946 and were married in Honolulu at Church of Crossroads in 1948. In 1955, he moved his family to California. He went on to work at Aerospace Corporation on spacecraft instrumentation leading to the Space Shuttle, Rockwell on the first GPS satellite; Disneyland and retired from Rockwell in 1988 after helping launch several GPS satellites, and Disneyland from 1972 until 2004. He is survived by his son James B. Hanna and his wife Colleen, daughter Lisa Hanna and her son Cris, and daughter Ren Hanami. A private celebration of his life will be held at his home on January 26. Donations may be made in his honor to the City of Hope, http://ourhope.cityofhope. org/jamesahanna

Virginia Anne “Ginny” Nylen

Posted On January 11th, 2014 -

1-11 590667    Virginia NylenVIRGINIA ANNE GINNY NYLEN Sept. 8, 1939-Dec. 11, 2013. Ginny lived in Hawaii since 1961 and worked in a variety of health care settings , retiring from Hawaii State Hospital. For the past 8 years, she kept a motor home on the mainland, travelling throughout the United States and Canada. Predeceased by her parents, Ginny is survived by her children, Reyn, Randy and Heather, and by her grandson Noa, all on Oahu. She leaves behind her brother Morris (Carole), and sister Linda (Colin), as well as a host of friends and family all of whom will miss her sharp sense of humor, her honesty, her wisdom and her willingness to help people. In accordance with Ginny’s wish, her ashes will be scattered at Chinaman’s Hat in a private family ceremony. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be sent to: ginnynylen@gmail.com

HARRY TSUYOSHI AOKI

Posted On January 10th, 2014 -

HARRY TSUYOSHI AOKI Age 88, of Aiea, HI, passed away December 9, 2013 in Aiea. Born October 26, 1925 in Aiea, HI. Harry was retired from Pearl Harbor and an avid fisherman. He is survived by sons, Allen Aoki, Clifford Aoki; brother, Yoshiji (Betty) Aoki; sisters, Patsy Angel, Ella (Thomas) Kikuta, Frances (Tayoo) Kang; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

MARCELA BAGIOU PAA

Posted On January 10th, 2014 -

MARCELA BAGIOU PAA Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 13, 2013 in Aiea. Born June 15, 1928 in Mabini, Gamu, Isabela, Philippines. Retired from Sear’s Roebuck of Pearl City. She is survived by daughter, Loreta (Benjamin) Aganos; sons, Francisco (Gloria) Corpuz, Dominador “Dhom” (Maritess) Corpuz, Benito (Naty) Corpuz, Junie (Jovy) Corpuz; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grand- children. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 7 p.m. Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. Burial will take place in the Philippines. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EUGENE “GENE” C. MALALIS, JR.

Posted On January 10th, 2014 -

1-10 EUGENE MALALIS, JR.EUGENE GENE C. MALALIS, JR. Age 76, of Aiea, HI, passed away December 19, 2013 in Aiea. Born November 29, 1937 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. Eugene was retired from Prudential Securities; Wakovia & Nightingale Case Management. He is survived by wife, Rosalinda Malalis; sons, Ervin Malalis of Michigan, Eric Malalis, Mark Allan (Leslie) Malalis, Eugene Lance Malalis III, Ronald (Joee) Malalis; daughters, Justine Gronwald, Janella Martin, Tiffany (Geoffrey) Browne; sister, Rosaline Lastimado; 16 grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (Jan 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan 15) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Dr. Roger Thomas Rombach-Ingram

Posted On January 10th, 2014 -

1-10 590580  Dr  Roger Rombach-IngramDR. ROGER THOMAS ROMBACH-INGRAM 66, of Honolulu, passed away on December 25, 2013. He was born in Englewood, California. Roger is survived by spouse Richard Lee Rombach-Ingram; son Randy Ingram; brother Rod Ingram; and father Albert D. Ingram. Dr. Roger Ingram was a man of many talents and careers. Roger was an expert psychologist, public speaker, chef, interior designer and avid tennis player. He was known by all as humorous and kind and we will miss him. Private Services


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