Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

FREDERICK K. LEE

Posted On June 10th, 2012 -

FREDERICK K. LEE
85, of Honolulu died suddenly on May 20, 2012. Survived by his wife of 38 years, Helen, stepdaughter, Charlene (Marshall) Moran, stepson, Richard Robello, sister, Lila Lee, nephew, Marcus Lee, and three grandchildren, Ryan (Maile) Moran, Paul Moran, and Shoshana Robello. Graduated Punahou High School in 1944 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. Served on sub-tender, USS Proteus, which escorted the battleship Missouri during official WWII surrender ceremonies. Graduated from University of Hawaii and began his labor career at the Hawaii Newspaper Guild, then joined the ILWU. Spent 20 years as an ILWU contract administrator and retired in 1989. Served many years on Rehab Hospital of the Pacific Board of Trustees and served on numerous ILWU retiree and political action committees for 23 years up until his death. Also volunteered with St. Pius Church to feed the homeless. Visitation:10:30am, June 14 at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Avenue. Services at 11:30am.

DONALD HOGUE

Posted On June 10th, 2012 -

DONALD HOGUE
84, died March 1, 2012 in Gardnerville, NV. Born in Riverside, CA on Jan. 26, 1928. In 1959 he moved his family to Kailua, Oahu. Don was the founder and owner of Pan Pacific Brokerage. Upon retirement in 1993, he and wife Nona moved to Nevada.
He is survived by wife of 63 years ,Nona; sons Steve (Geraldine), Greg (Chrystal), Mark; daughter Lisa Schneibel (Matthew); grandchildren Karen, Aaron, Ryan, Ashley, Lauren, Eric, Melissa; 7 great-grand-daughters.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 6/22 at St. Anthony’s Church Kailua. Service 11:00 a.m.

WALTER FROELICH NICOLET

Posted On June 10th, 2012 -

WALTER FROELICH NICOLET
Age 38, a cherished son, brother and friend was born September 4, 1963 in Canton, Ohio and passed into the loving arms of his savior, Jesus Christ, on March 22, 2002 in Chicago, Illinois. He was known to his family and friends as Wally.
Wally is survived by his loving mother, Nancy Froelich Lewis and her husband John Kenneth of Sugar Land, Texas. He also leaves behind; sister, Michelle Martine Nicolet and her husband Marshall Burt, niece, Madeline and nephew Nicholas of Chicago, Illinois; sister, Denise Noelle Groth and her husband David, nieces Taylor and Kathryn of Sugar Land, Texas; aunt Lynda Gruver and her husband Frank, and nephew Andrew of Newport Beach, California.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Kenneth and Kathryn Froelich, who were very involved in the Hawaii community with many interests such as Central Union Church, Rotary Club and Frito Lay of Hawaii. Wally has now returned to Hawaii and will be interred adjacent to his grandparents at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Wally was a kind, joyful and gentle person, loved by his family and many, many friends in Lake Bluff, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii and Chicago, Illinois. While in Honolulu, he lived at the Kahala Beach Condominium and attended Kahala Elementary. After returning to Illinois, Wally graduated from Lake Forest High School and attended Columbia College in Chicago. He was employed as a graphic designer by the Daily Planet in Chicago, at the time of his untimely passing.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Wally, will be held at 10:00 AM, on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Central Union Church in the Atherton Chapel, at 1680 Beretania Street, Honolulu, with Rev. Gloria Imamura officiating. Interment will follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park, in Honolulu. Condolences to the family may be made at www.earthmansouthwest.com.

Luman N. Nevels, Jr.

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

LUMAN N. NEVELS, JR.
Aged 88, he died at his beloved home in Hawaii Kai on April 18 surrounded by his family. He was born March 23, 1924 in Portland Maine.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, daughters, Lali DeWolfe and Ranee Lehua Nevels and son Joel Putnam Nevels, deceased. He had 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 3 great grandsons and 1 hanai great granddaughter.
He was a graduate of Bowdoin college and Harvard Law School, a former Judge of the Third Circuit Court and Wake Island. A longtime attorney, he was also a private pilot, an international businessman, writer, land developer, sailing enthusiast and world traveler. He was a former President of the Hilo Rotary Club and the Wahiawa J.C.’s. He founded the Citizenship Training Group and was featured in an article by Bill Lederer, author of The Ugly American. the article was later reprinted by Reader’s Digest. He was often in demand as a public speaker.
He was very proud of his Iroquois Indian blood and with a twinkle in his eye loved to tell people that his Indian ancestors met theirs at the boat not bothering to mention that one of his ancestors arrived on that boat.
He was a veteran of both World II and the Korean War. He was among the youngest Naval Reserve officers commissioned and went on to become one of the youngest Circuit Court Judges in Hawaii. Always colorful, he was known as The Flying Judge as he flew his small plane to hold court around the Island of Hawaii.
Memorial Services June 18, 2:00 p.m. Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

FRANCIS PAHIA

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

FRANCIS PAHIA
Age 85, of Anahola, Kauai, passed away May 5, 2012 in Kauai. Born March 16, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from the United States Air Force, and the Operating Engineers. Predeceased by son: Francis Pahia.
He is survived by wife, Elsie Abigail Kaui Ornellas Pahia; daughters, Patricia Kanohokula, Laura (Ernie) Limo, Linda (Robert) Canincia, Charlene (Letty) Omura, Karen Pahia; son, Gary Francis Pahia; brother, John Pahia of Las Vegas; sister, Rose Gleason; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children; step-children, Henry (Rowena) Ornellas, Katherine (Samuel) Huddy, Sr., Patsy (Francis) Hapenney, Daniel Kama;’ 12 step-grandchildren, 22 step-great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-great-grand-children.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DR. ELIZABETH MCCANN ADAMS

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

DR. ELIZABETH MCCANN ADAMS
88, died May 22, 2012, in New Hampshire. A psychiatrist, she treated children and adults in the Hawaii corrections, mental health, and family court systems. In later years she volunteered for the American Cancer Society in Honolulu. The Hawaii Medical Association named her the 1996 Physician of the Year. She was an independent thinker with high standards, a quiet volunteer who asked for little but gave much. In 2000, due to illness, she left her home in Kailua and spent her final years with her children in California and New Hampshire. She is survived by Drs. Jess and Sallie Adams of California and Dr. Ellen Bassett and Jim Bassett of New Hampshire; grandchildren William, Barbara and Henry Adams of California, and Jesse, Johnny Bassett and Hannah Bassett of NH. At her request, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific, Inc., 2370 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817.

SARAH K. VANN, PH.D

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

SARAH K. VANN, PH.D
May 15, 1916 to May 25, 2012
LIBRARY SCHOLAR INTERNATIONAL, PHILANTHROPIST, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
Dr. Sarah K. Vann died of natural causes at Hi’olani Care Center of Kahala Nui. She was 96 years old and had lived a life of intellectual pursuits, international travel, and information and library studies. Her librarianship took her from her home state of Georgia to New York, the Philippines, and Hawaii, where she taught Library Information Studies at UH Manoa in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Born and raised in Georgia, Sarah Katherine Vann attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her bachelor’s in library science in 1939. Inspired to teach, Dr. Vann enrolled at the University of Michigan and was granted her master’s in Library Science in 1944. From 1945-1960, Dr. Vann taught at the Carnegie Library School, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh. In 1958, Dr. Vann received her Ph.D. in library science from the prestigious University of Chicago Graduate Library School. In 1961, the American Library Association published her respected dissertation, “Training for Librarianship before 1923″, which focused on the Dewey to Williamson period of library school education. She also wrote “The Williamson Report” in 1971 and edited “Melville Dewey: “His Enduring Presence in Librarianship in 1979.
After the Carnegie Library School closed in 1960, Dr. Vann joined the Columbia School of Library Service as a visiting associate professor. Invited by the Rockefeller Foundation to serve as a consultant to the president of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Vann helped to establish the Institute of Library Science there in 1961. After completing this assignment, Sarah spent two years as an associate professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Selected by the Melvil Dewey Office and the International Relations Committee of the A.L.A., Sarah traveled around the world conducting a field survey of the Dewey Decimal Classification System Use Abroad. The work of surveyors like Dr. Vann had an enormous impact on the seventeenth edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index in 1967.
Upon her return to the United States, Dr. Vann helped to establish the School for Information and Library Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. At Buffalo, Dr. Vann experimented with the curricula and introduced one of the first library school courses on intellectual freedom. In 1969, Sarah joined the faculty of the newly opened Graduate School of Library Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She taught at UHM for 17 years before retiring in 1986. Actively involved in the American Library Association and other professional associations through her career, Dr. Vann then turned her attention to community organizations, while being honored as a Fulbright Scholar. She became president of the American Association of University Women, Honolulu Branch; president of the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association; president of the Honolulu Media Council; and president of the Friends of the East West Center.
Dr. Vann’s achievements have been recognized numerous times: Scarecrow Press Award, 1962; Distinguished Alumni award from Georgia College, 1966 and the University of Michigan in 1976; Hayes-Fulbright Award, 1972; Melvil Dewey Medal, 1982; Beta Phi Mu Award, 1987. Although Dr. Vann appreciated these honors, she was most proud of her 40 year teaching career, which she considered her most enduring contribution to the field of librarianship. Of extreme importance to her was endowing scholarships that focused on continuing education for students and strengthening communities in Honolulu.
Sarah K. Vann was eternally grateful to Dr. Michael Barham and his St. Clements Episcopal parishioners who visited her weekly at Hi’olani Care Center for their spiritual and compassionate nurturing. Dr. Barnham will officiate at her private interment at St. Andrews Cathedral.

VICTORIA “DELORES” LODWICK

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

VICTORIA “DELORES” LODWICK
Age 92, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 20, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 21, 2012 in North Kohala, Big Island.
She is survived by daughters, Victoria A. (Ron) Steidel, Ramona A. (Sparky) Prem; sons, Ronald (Debbie) Salazar, Randolph (Paula) Salazar, Dennis Matias, Robert
(Helen) Matias; numerous grandchildren; great-grand-children, and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Thursday (June 14) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

POLICARPO “CARPO” LOPEZ TABANGCORA

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

POLICARPO “CARPO” LOPEZ TABANGCORA
Age 99, of Waianae, HI, passed away May 13, 2012 in Waianae. Born January 20, 1913 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He left us to be with the Lord on May 13, 2012. Retired from Board of Water Supply as a supervisor after 27 years. Member of Lamb of God Makaha Church.
He is survived by wife, Anadasia “Ana” Tabangcora; daughters, Elsie (Samuel) Kaahaaina, Helen Aken, Shirley Ann (Larry) Holu; sons, Solomon (Clara) Tabangcora, Benjamin (Alice) Baptista, Wayne P. Tabangcora; 34 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (June 14) at Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship Church (86-015 Farrington Hwy., Waianae); Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 15) at Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship Church; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROSITA AGSALOG CASTILLO

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

ROSITA AGSALOG CASTILLO
Age 81, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 11, 2012 in Waipahu. Born September 28, 1930 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Pay N Save in Dillingham; co-founder and treasurer of Sinaitenians of Oahu.
She is survived by daughter, Cheryl (Darren) Cantere; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grand-children; 2 hanai great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Heling Garcia, Nicolasa Palpallatoc, Melva Rapanut, Yolanda Agsalog, Lolita Ines.
Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (June 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (June 15) at Resurrection of The Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DOLORES “DOLLY” CALMERIN ANTOLIN

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

DOLORES “DOLLY” CALMERIN ANTOLIN
Age 74, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away May 18, 2012 in Aiea. Born June 30, 1937 in Lihue, Kauai. A member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City; a product demonstrator at Costco, Iwilei.
She is survived by husband, Edward Antolin; sons, Jesse Antolin, Dereck Antolin, Eric Antolin, Randy (Francoise) Antolin, Perry (Margaret) Antolin; brother, Manuel (Salome)Heresa; sisters, Rose Silva, Maria (Edward) Roberts, Mela (Zeke) Izon, Helena (George) Roach, Pilar Ebalaroza; 6 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 13) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FELICIANA TRINIDAD SIAROT

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

FELICIANA TRINIDAD SIAROT
Age 91, of Makawao, Maui, passed away May 9, 2012 in Makawao. Born October 20, 1920 in Cebu, Philippines. Retired owner of Fil-American Foods in Honolulu. Member of Filipino Clubs of Honolulu, the Sisters of Mary at St. Elizabeth Church in Aiea and M.C.D. on the Filipino Radio Station on Sundays.
She is survived by son, Alfred Siarot; daughter, Rosa (James) Enriques; 14 grand-children; 14 great-grand-children; 2 great-great-grand-children.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

THEODORE PLAISTER

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

THEODORE PLAISTER
August 11, 1923 to January 11, 2012
Theodore (Ted) Plaister of Honolulu passed away peacefully on January 11, 2012 at the age of 88, surrounded by his nieces and nephews, in Healdsburg, California. Ted was born at home on Point Loma, in San Diego CA, the son of Deane and Betty Plaister. His father was an engineer who helped build the railroads across the Midwest, and later became a banker in San Diego, CA. His mother taught school in a one room school house in Wyoming.
Ted served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during WWII, and was awarded 2 bronze stars. After the war, he graduated from the University of California at Davis in animal husbandry and took his first assignment as a livestock advisor in Thailand, where he spent many happy years. It was there that he found his natural affinity for languages, and set his sights on becoming a professor. Ted became a teaching fellow at the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, and returned to Thailand as a lecturer and instructor of English for several years.
Ted attained his professorship in 1967, and taught for over 20 years at the University of Hawaii. He served as an associate professor and founding chairman of the University’s Department of English as a Second Language. Over his career Ted prepared hundreds of students to effectively teach English as a second language. He used his wonderful sense of humor to entertain and inspire his students and colleagues. As he aged, his former student and friend Bob Miller, and loyal friends, including Chuck Whitley and Gary James, along with his kind neighbors, helped care for him in Honolulu.
Ted loved Hawaiian culture and adopted Hawaii as his home. After being diagnosed with dementia, he spent a brief time under the kind care of the people at Lunalilo Home, before moving back to California to be cared for by his niece. The family is also grateful for the assistance provided by Denise Mazzanti from It’s Your Move and Martha Wacker, RN.
A memorial attended by his friends and family was held in San Diego in April. His lifelong friend, Dr. Denny Mauricio, spoke of his generosity and kindness. His student and friend, Albino Garcia, performed a beautiful Native American blessing. Ted was interred with honors at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego near his beloved brothers Deane and Bob, sister Betty, and his father and mother.
Throughout Ted’s life he searched for ways to help people and to bring them together to understand their cultural differences. He mentored and encouraged many young writers, including the wonderful local author Frances Kakugawa. He also provided financial aid for college students, funded dog visitation programs for hospitals, supported an organization for the parents of Gays and Lesbians, helped people with AIDS, supported several civil rights and environmental organizations and helped support disadvantaged families locally and in several countries.
His kind, generous heart and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed.

KAZUO SUMIDA

Posted On June 7th, 2012 -

KAZUO SUMIDA

Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away May 15, 2012 at Kahala Nui. Born November 11, 1918 in North Platte, Nebraska.

He is survived by daughter, Karen Y. Sumida; sister, Sadako Hanamoto; nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

GORDON NUKUNA NAKAGAWA, SR.

Posted On June 7th, 2012 -

GORDON NUKUNA NAKAGAWA, SR.

Age 60, of Wahiawa, Hawaii; formerly of Kunia Camp, passed away May 1, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 11, 1952 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. A truck driver with Henry’s Equipment of Waianae.

He is survived by wife, Georgette Naki-Nakagawa; sons, Joseph “Kaleo” Nakagawa, Gordon “Kuna” Nakagawa, Jr., Victor “Pua” Cabalbal, Jamie (Roxanne) Bullock; daughters, Mahealani (Chris) Directo, Cassandra Kanakaole, Aloha Stallworth; 10 grandchildren; brothers, John Nakagawa, Garrick “Auggie” Nakagawa; sister, Carolann (Prociso) Sator.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (June 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (June 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Richard Lee Dewitt

Posted On June 7th, 2012 -

RICHARD LEE DEWITT

Passed away peacefully in Newport Beach on May 22, 2012, at the age of 71 following a five month battle with cancer; he was surrounded by his family and friends.
Richard was born May 10, 1941 in Glendale California to Margaret and Woodrow DeWitt. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from Eagle Rock High School and attended Pasadena City College. Working alongside his mother and father at DeWitt Transfer and Storage Company in Los Angeles, Richard gained first hand knowledge about the transportation industry. Over the course of his 50+ years in the industry, Richard founded and owned many entities including: Approved Forwarders, Approved Forwarders of Guam, Approved Freight Forwarders, Royal Hawaiian Movers, DeWitt Moving and Storage Guam, DeWitt Companies, and Royal Alaskan Movers. He was both loved and respected by his many colleagues and employees.
Richard was not only a force in the transportation industry, he was a philanthropic person. Just a few community organizations he supported include: the 11-99 foundation, American Cancer Society, Hawaii Food Bank, Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund, Make a Wish Foundation, and the Salvation Army. His generosity and commanding presence will be dearly missed.
Richard was the patriarch of his combined family. He raised 7 children together with his wife Barbara, and after they divorced, remarried his second wife Annalee. Together, Richard and Annalee spent his last years traveling the world and enjoying his grandchildren.
Richard is survived by his wife Annalee, children John, Nannette, Suzanne, Jeannette, Michael, Jacqueline, his sister Mardel, a niece Kerry, a nephew Kevin, 9 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and his dog Taffy. Richard was preceded in his death by his father Woodrow “Woody”, his Mother Margaret, and his daughter Jennifer.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Mariners Church 5001 Newport Coast Dr, Irvine, CA, 92603

EMILIO “POPS” MACADANGDANG

Posted On June 7th, 2012 -

EMILIO “POPS” MACADANGDANG

Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away May 17, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born June 21, 1927 in Paniqui Tarlac, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Juliana Macadangdang; sons, Douglas (Nabila) Acol, Jeffrey (Angela) Macadangdang; daughters, Sandra Hamora, Shirley del Rosario, Valerie Camacho, Darlene Macadangdang, Deborah (Aldrin) Cabana, Patricia Macadangdang; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grand-children.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thurday (June 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

TINA LAGUNTE BERGANTINOS

Posted On June 7th, 2012 -

TINA LAGUNTE BERGANTINOS

Age 97, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 25, 2012 in Waipahu. Born July 26, 1914 in Baket Baket, Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines.

She is survived by daughter, Aida Baldevarona; sons, Ireneo (Elena) Bergantinos, Amado (Fely) Bergantinos, Ben (Lina) Bergantinos, Pat (Irene) Bergantinos; 24 grand-children; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Berto Lagunte, Binong Lagunte, Anno Lagunte; sisters, Miming Lagunte, Rebecca Lagunte, Dominga Lagunte.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (June 12) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HANNAH MICKEY (KAUHAIHAO) FARRALES

Posted On June 7th, 2012 -

HANNAH MICKEY (KAUHAIHAO) FARRALES
March 26, 1921 – May 31, 2012

Hannah Mickey (Kauhaihao) Farrales of Honolulu, a homemaker, died May 31, 2012. She was born on March 26, 1921 in Waikiki, Oahu to Abel Stevens Kauhaihao and Fanny Kauhaihao. Hannah was the hanai child of the Nishimoto Family. She was a kindred to Henry Opukaha’ia, the first Hawaiian Christian Missionary.

Hannah was a loving wife to her late husband Felix F. Farrales and loving mother and grandmother to her children son Felix (Gabriele); daughters Claudine Tomasa (Leslie); Sally-Ann Ching (John); Narda Farrales. Grandchildren West, Kay, Kim Tomasa; Jennifer, Jonathan (Dianalynn), Cassie-Ann, Gabriel-John Ching; Anjuli and Adrian Farrales. Great-grand children Jonah-Caleb Koapaka Ching and Jonathan-Chris Kaulana Ching. She was and will always be an inspiration to her family.

A heartfelt thank you to the Nishimoto Family and the St. Francis Hospice Team.

Private graveside services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

MARGARET J. MOREIRA

Posted On June 6th, 2012 -

MARGARET J. MOREIRA

Age 83, of Ainakoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away 05/21/2012 at home. Born in Honolulu, HI. She was a homemaker.

Survivors: Sons Stephen and David Moreira; Daughters: Jeanne Norgaard, Joanne Mosel, Yvonne Moreira and Suzanne Palmater; Brother: Robert Rego; Sister: Emilia Souza; Grandchildren 11; Greatchildren 13.

Visitation 10:00 am June 8th at Star of the Sea Church: Services at 11:00; Burial 3:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

GLORIA LEON

Posted On June 6th, 2012 -

GLORIA LEON

Age 90, of Mililani, HI, passed away May 15, 2012 in Mililani. Born May 28, 1921 in San Diego, CA.

She is survived by sons, Sam Garcia of San Diego, CA, Don (Vicky); daughters, Gloria Jean Hall, Donna (Kana) Jennings, Vernell Namuo “Tootsie”; brother, Joseph (Ruth) Delgado; sisters, Minnie Delgado, Jenny (John) Fornadel; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.

Lawrence “Larry” Ching

Posted On June 6th, 2012 -

LAWRENCE “LARRY” CHING
Resident of Mountain View, CA May 31, 1922May 7, 2012

Lawrence “Larry” Ching, aka Wah Bing, passed away peacefully on May 7th, in Mountain View, California. Born & raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Larry spent the bulk of his senior years in Reno, Nevada. In 2010, he moved to California to live with his son Larry Jr. and his daughter-in-law Mary. In 1941, Larry survived the Japanese assault on Wake Island, later to be captured by them after the Marines surrendered. He endured the entirety of World War II in POW camps. After the war, he enlisted in the Army, ultimately running a mess hall at the rank of sergeant. After the army, Larry held a number of occupationsbellhop, seaman, typewriter repairmanand finally his favorite job, a salesman at Sears. He was an eager raconteur, a skilled fisherman, and household handyman. In later years, Larry enjoyed bargain hunting and buffet dining. He always liked to read biographies and adventures. Larry was husband to the late Katherine Harue nÈe Onaga, and is survived by their two children, Janice Roberts and Lawrence Jr., and his siblings Helen Serrao and Eleanor Kam. Per Larry’s wishes, his ashes will be scattered into the Pacific, in private ceremonies in California and in Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial donations to a deserving charity.

PHILLIP JOAQUIN TORRES

Posted On June 6th, 2012 -

PHILLIP JOAQUIN TORRES
December 30, 1950 – January 31, 2012.

Phil, a long-time resident of Point Reyes Station, CA, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on January 31, 2012. He had just celebrated his 61st birthday, and was looking forward to celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary on March 26th, and his granddaughter Paloma’s second birthday in April. Of Azorean descent, Phil was born in Honolulu nine years before statehood, and grew up with his four siblings in Kailua, Oahu. He worked at Pearl Harbor after graduating from Kailua High School in 1969, and later left Hawaii to join the Navy. Phil had previously lived in San Francisco for many years, where he worked at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and for a number of years, owned and operated a pizzeria. Phil eventually fulfilled his dream of becoming a police officer, and at the age of 41 joined the Fairfax Police Department in Northern California. He loved working with kids and helped many troubled youth turn their lives around. Phil was a dedicated community servant, and also worked as a part-time caretaker for a local cemetery. Phil umpired Little League games, and also coached high school softball and volleyball. He had recently started teaching volleyball skills to elementary school children.

Phil leaves behind his wife of almost 30 years, Robyn Torres of Point Reyes Station; daughter and son-in-law Jackie Torres and Nathan Slavik, of West Los Angeles, CA; daughter Mandy Torres of Cotati, CA; mother Jacqueline Azevedo Torres of Kailua, Oahu; sister Bina Torres of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; brother John (Donna) of Haiku, Maui; brother Patrick (Joan) of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother Daniel (Yvette) of Roanoke, VA; granddaughter Paloma Maria Torres-Slavik of West Los Angeles, CA; numerous nieces and nephews; preceded in death by his father Louis Victor Torres and his father-in-law Ralph Treleven.

Although many hearts were broken on the day of his untimely passing, Phil’s generous ‘aloha’ spirit and life-long legacy of helping others will live on forever.

Services were held on the mainland on March 24, 2012. A private celebration of Phil’s life will be held on Father’s Day Sunday June 17, 2012 in Kailua. Donations may be made to a favorite charity in Phil’s memory.

FLORENCIA COLE OLAIVAR

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

FLORENCIA COLE OLAIVAR

Age 92, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 8, 2012 in Aiea. Born May 10, 1919 in Cebu, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Macario, Jr., Malvyn, Robert (Diana), Steven (Marda), Rodney (Rose), Gilbert (May), Clifford; daughter, Shirley Santiago; 19 grand-children; 42 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (June 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

SEICHI MORIYASU

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

SEICHI MORIYASU

Age 90, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away April 29, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 27, 1922 in Aiea, Hawaii. A retired Federal Firefighter on Oahu. Served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion in WWII.

He is survived by daughter, Georgia Hanson of WA; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Haruye Nakamoto.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (June 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers, please.

ERUDITO PACBA LLANTERO

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

ERUDITO PACBA LLANTERO

Age 64, of Honolulu, passed away May 11, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born July 7, 1947 in Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Nida M. Llantero; sons, Franklin M. (Yolanda A.) Llantero of Philippines, Gil Gerard M. Llantero of Philippines, John Paul M. Llantero; father, Julian Tamayo Llantero; mother, Fortunata Pacba Llantero; brothers, Noemi (Mila A.) Llantero, Louie (Imelda B.) Llantero; sisters, Perlita L. (Eladio) Gantala, Marilou L. (Jay-Ar) Doropan; 3 grand-children; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 6/8 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Saturday 6/9 at the Mortuary. Burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HENRY MASASHI TAI

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

HENRY MASASHI TAI

82 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved, his wife and children on May 29, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Henry was born in Kapaa, Kauai, on July 16, 1929 to Shizuo Tai and Tamayo Yoshida. Henry was a long-time lawyer in California. Since 1982, Henry was an Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was responsible for the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.

At an early age, Henry left Kauai by enlisting in the U.S. Army proudly serving his Country during the Korean War. Henry received a Bronze Star for his heroism in action against the enemy near Pyongyang, Korea, by voluntarily moving forward with the lead elements of his unit and exposing himself to heavy enemy arms and mortar fire persuading the enemy to surrender.

Following his military engagement, Henry received his education at the University of Cincinnati and the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Henry remained in Sacramento for twenty years and later relocated to Honolulu, where he remained until his death.

An avid traveler, Henry took pride and joy in taking his family around the world. He was also known to his family and friends as man of integrity who enjoyed helping others.

Henry is loved and survived by his wife, Keiko Mollie, daughter, Cynthia, and son, Christopher as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Private services will be held at Punchbowl Cemetery on June 7th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the UCSF Foundation, Box 45339, San Francisco 94145-0339 to support kidney transplants.

The Family of Henry Tai extends a special and heartfelt Mahalo to Hospice Hawaii, Dr. Lavonda Nakamoto and the staff of the Home Based Primary Care of the Pacific Islands Health Care Systems, Dr. Stephen Denzer and Dr. Alan Lau, Nephrologist, Kaiser Permanante Hawaii, as well as numerous caregivers including Mele Puloto, Stanley Shiraki and Marlon Calantoc.

ROSALINDA “ROSIE” “LIN” NICOLAS SANDERS

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

ROSALINDA “ROSIE” “LIN” NICOLAS SANDERS

65, was born November 29, 1946, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She passed away May 15, 2012 in Colorado Springs, CO due to complications of stomach cancer.

Rosalinda was preceded in death by her husband, Teryl Sanders in 1996. She is survived by her three children, Roxanne (Greg) Louie of San Diego, Rosanna (Troy) Costales of Honolulu and Jose (Sonny Boy) Pagaduan, Jr. of Colorado Springs. Brothers, Daniel “Junior” Alcaraz, Benjamin “Ben” (Clemie) Alcaraz, Roland (Thelma) Nono, Rudolpho (Daling) Nono and Rolando (Hue) Nono. Sisters, Gloria “Neng” (Robert) Ito and Virginia Dilay. She leaves behind eight grand-children, Tanya & Bryson Costales, Jayme, Peter and Jonathan Pagaduan, Ashley & Benjamin Louie and Lily Pagaduan; two great-grand-children, Kaimana Kahookano and Jairus Pagaduan. Rosalinda will be long remembered by the many friends she met and worked with during her life in Hawaii, San Diego and at the California Casualty Insurance before retiring from Extended Stay America Hotel Chain in Colorado Springs. It is here where she met her life partner Rodney Schumann.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. on Thursday (June 7, 2012) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Service: 6:00 p.m.

Glen Kazuo Kaneshiro

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

GLEN KAZUO KANESHIRO

55, of Kahaluu, died May 18, 2012 at Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Glen was formerly with American Carpet as an installer, the family business Floral Packing of Hawaii, Weddings Unlimited and Watanabe Floral. He is survived by wife, Joyce Kubota Kaneshiro; son, Wade Kaneshiro; mother, Kate Kaneshiro; brother, Michael (Beverly) Kaneshiro; sisters, Laura (Gary) Sakuda, Stella Kaneshiro; nephews, nieces, uncles and aunties.

Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

INOCENCIO “INCIONG” AYAY CAMBIA

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

INOCENCIO “INCIONG” AYAY CAMBIA

Age 85, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away April 28, 2012 in Tacoma, WA. Born October 26, 1926 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Oahu Sugar Plantation and also at Aloha Stadium.

He is survived by spouse, Emiliana “Meling” Cambia; son, Roberto (Lynn) Cambia; daughters, Emma (Alfredo, Jr) Esteban, Evangeline (Lito) Agra, Emelita Cambia, Evelyn (Greg) Fonseca; 13 grand-children; 19 great-grand-children.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (June 9) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Program 9:30 a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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