Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

RESTITUTA “CRISTINA” ANCHETA TAPAOAN

Posted On July 14th, 2012 -

RESTITUTA “CRISTINA” ANCHETA TAPAOAN
Age 90, of Williamsburg, Michigan; formerly of Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii, passed away in Michigan. Born April 26, 1922 in San Roque Jones Isabella, Philippines. A faithful member of Waialua United Church of Christ and various charitable clubs and organizations.
She is survived by daughter, Amy Joy (Michael G.) Parker; 3 grandchildren, Gino Kawika (Maria) Estores Jr., Jaron Joseph Tomas Jandoc, Dennis Michael Parker; 2 great-grandchildren, Destiny and Kaidyn.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (July 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday (July 21) at Waialua United Church of Christ; (67-174 Farrington Hwy., Waialua) Funeral Service 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial
Park. Flowers Welcome.

NOBUKO OKATA

Posted On July 14th, 2012 -

NOBUKO OKATA
Age 80, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 25, 2012 in Waipahu. Born November 3, 1931 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. A member of the Wahiawa Hongwanji, Fujinkai Buddhist Women’s Assn. and the Kapolei Buddhist Sangha.
She is survived by husband, Atsushi Okata; daughters, June (Lloyd) Higa, Lynn (Daniel) Ventura; sisters, Matsuko Sera, Kazuko Nakasone; grandchildren, Nicole Higa, Jaimie Ventura, Laine Higa, Cody Higa, Jayci Ventura, Bryson Higa; caregivers, Teresita, Josie, Mel & Mira.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

VICTORIA MAKANOE “NOENOE” HOE

Posted On July 13th, 2012 -

VICTORIA MAKANOE “NOENOE” HOE
Age 83, of Honolulu, a retired – CM Associates & Polynesian Prints Sales Representative, passed away at Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born November 5, 1928 in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Harrison K. (Patricia) Hoe and Dean W. Hoe; daughters, Marvel N. Hoe and Tina K. Hoe; two grandchildren, Glenn (Sheri) Hoe and Samara Hoe and four great grandchildren; brothers, Edward (Loretta) Kalama and Vernon (Avis) Kalama; sisters, Julia Kealoha Kalama Cabral, Pearl (George) Kaeo, Rosella-Pua Akiona-Kalama and Jacqueline (Lyle) Maynard of Utah; many nieces and nephews..
The family requests that aloha attire be worn.
VISITATION WILL BE FROM 9 – 10:00 A.M. MONDAY JULY 16, 2012 AT NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK AND MORTUARY, EAST CHAPEL. SERVICE BEGINS AT 10:00 A.M. BURIAL WILL BE 1:00 P.M. AT NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC AT PUNCHBOWL.

CHERRELLE “MIJA” LEOS

Posted On July 13th, 2012 -

CHERRELLE “MIJA” LEOS
Age 27, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 29, 2012 in Aiea. Born August 7, 1984 in Mission, Texas. Cherrelle was a baker with J.W. Marriott – Ihilani Resort & Spa.
She is survived by father, Hector Leos; mother, Toalima Kaaukai; stepfather, Charles M.L. Kaaukai; sisters, Kahealeilani (Jeremiah) Leos, Alysha (Phillip) Leos-Gonzalez Stacy (Eddie) Dias, Karyn (Austin) Lave-Kaaukai, Paige Lave-Kaaukai, Belle Katryce Lave-Kaaukai, Angelica Leos, Cassandra Leos, Summer Lee
Leos; brothers, Harland M.L. Kaaukai, Carlos A. Lave Kaaukai, Orin Pyrce M. Lave-Kaaukai, Marcos Leos, Timothy Leos, Jesus Leos, Jacob Leos, Jeremiah Leos, Cole Leos; paternal grand-mother, Socorro H. Leos; maternal grandmother, Limalau Lave; paternal step-grand-father, Charles M. Kaaukai.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (July 17) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; (2740 Lauwiliwili St., Kapolei) Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

LAZARO “ROGER” “BOY” ROGELIO DAMO JR.

Posted On July 13th, 2012 -

LAZARO “ROGER” “BOY” ROGELIO DAMO JR.
Age 63, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away July 2, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 2, 1948 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Employed at Securitas.
He is survived by wife, Lucia V. Damo; daughters, Leilani (Rannie) Antalan, Brenalou (Jason) Gushikuma; 2 grandchildren; sister, Horten “Lani” (Rick) Camat.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (July 19) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (July 20) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FELISA “DIRTY RAT” PALISBO CASTRO

Posted On July 12th, 2012 -

FELISA “DIRTY RAT” PALISBO CASTRO
Age 87, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 16, 2012 in Aiea. Born July 15, 1924 in Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii. Felisa retired as a sales clerk from Holiday Mart in Pearl City. She was a member of the Guam Club, Ewa Orchid Society, and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
She is survived by daughter, Brigitte L. Castro; brother, Leo (Hattie) Palisbo; sister-in-law, Inge Palisbo; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (July 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:15 a.m. Tuesday (July 17) at St Elizabeth Catholic Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Aloha. Flowers Welcome.

MARIA CAPINO CACHOLA

Posted On July 12th, 2012 -

MARIA CAPINO CACHOLA
Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away June 12, 2012 in Waipahu. Born September 6, 1924 in Bantugo, Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired supervisor from Hawaiian Tuna Packer Member of Narvacanians.
She is survived by son, Onofre C. Cachola; daughter, Anita C. Manzano; son-in-law, Efren Manzano; sister, Julita C. Gamazon; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (July 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Evon Kaleihua Makanani Konanui

Posted On July 12th, 2012 -

EVON KALEIHUA MAKANANI KONANUI
Our Beloved “Auntie Hawaiian”
A retired Handi Van driver, died in Kuakini Hosptial, on June 12, 2012. Auntie Hawaiian was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph Konanui, Best Friend and Companion Stephanie “Steph” Hipa, Brothers: William, Stanley, Ralph,Walter and Albert, Sister: Barbara-Jean Makanani. A Celebration of Life will be held at the East Foster Village Community Center, 4341 Hakupapa Street, in Foster Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Aloha attire.

JON “BIGJON” IOANE

Posted On July 11th, 2012 -

JON “BIG JON” IOANE
Age 43, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 9, 2012 in Waianae. Born May 14, 1969 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. A truck driver with Ameron and Hawaiian Cement and an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by wife, Paula Ioane; son, Jonathan Ioane, Jr; daughters, Jaylin Ioane, Julie K. Ioane; brothers, John (Melonee) Ioane III, Jonah (Teri-Lei) Ioane; sisters, Joanne Nani Ioane, Joelynn (Andy) Weatherholtz, Jocelynn (Steve) Adams, Joycelynn (Dempsey) McShane.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (July 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:45 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ELENA CLAMOR UBALDO

Posted On July 11th, 2012 -

ELENA CLAMOR UBALDO
Age 61, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away June 17, 2012 in Aiea. Born January 23, 1951 in Gen. Trias Cavite, Philippines. A former Alphabetland teacher’s aide and former security guard for Ferregamo at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
She is survived by husband, Romeo Ubaldo; son, Elmer Clamor; daughters, Romyle (Kirk) Ubaldo Brown, Abigail (Benjamin) Ubaldo George; 3 grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (July 14) at St Jude Catholic Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

DORIS MITSUKO SHIMIZU

Posted On July 11th, 2012 -

DORIS MITSUKO SHIMIZU
Age 94, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away June 14, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 7, 1918 in Aiea, Hawaii. A retired seamstress with Hawaiian Casual’s. A member of the Aiea Hongwanji, Fujinkai.
She is survived by sons, Gordon T. (Michi) Shimizu, Reginald J. (Susan) Shimizu; daughters, Rachel (Roy) Uno, Sheila (Mark) Sumida; brother, Harold Ishibashi;’ sisters, Kimie Ishibashi, Lorraine (Masayoshi) Sawai; 8 grand-children.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GLORIA RUIZ DELOS REYES

Posted On July 11th, 2012 -

GLORIA RUIZ DELOS REYES
Age 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 18, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born August 29, 1962 in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. Previously worked at the Wailana Coffee Shop, Waikiki and Kenny’s Restaurant, Kam Shopping Center.
She is survived by husband, Bernardo A. Delos Reyes Jr.; daughters, Noemie R. Delos Reyes, May Ann R. Delos Reyes, Diana May R. Delos Reyes; mother, Candida Gamayon Ruiz of Philippines; brothers, James Ruiz of Philippines, Jeorge Ruiz of Philippines.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MILDRED LAI

Posted On July 11th, 2012 -

MILDRED LAI
94, died June, 10th 2012 at her home with her family by her side.
Born November 23, 1917, in Honolulu, to Hee Shin Mau and Kim Oi Mau (Goo). She met Luke Lai on a pier when they were in high school and she just had to ask him to the dance- bold move for a woman in 1936. It was love at first sight. They later married Aug 16, 1941 and spent 47 wonderful years together. Mildred was always willing to lend an ear and help you find the answers without saying too much. Her quiet yet sharp sense of humor could make anyone laugh with just a couple of words. She was always one to remind us of the importance of the simple things in life.
She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Luke Lai in 1988; her devoted daughters, Lynette Pang in 2006, and Laura Chang in 2010.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her son, Leland Lai; grandchildren, Jeff Chang, Devan, Denton, & Dana Pang, Lynzee Lai, and; great grandchild Megan Chang.
Services will be held at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel on Saturday, July 21, 2012. A public viewing will be held from 9-10am followed by services. Burial at 11am. Dress attire will be Hawaiian casual.

REBECCA “INDAY” ELCARTE REPOLLO

Posted On July 11th, 2012 -

REBECCA “INDAY” ELCARTE REPOLLO
Age 83, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away June 17, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 1, 1929 in Bagacay, Misamis Occidental, Mindanao, Philippines. Member of Filipino Catholic Club.
She is survived by daughters, Gloria Jiminez, Betty (Cesario) Alfanta, Fredeswinda (Vicente)
Sistoso, Milagros (Alan) Lawi-An, Aida (Roel) Maldonado, Estrellita (Jose) Garcia, Ana Melody (Edward) Kema, Maryann Repollo, Theresa Lyn Repollo (Richard Visitacion); sons, Felipe Repollo Jr., Vergilio (Elizabeth) Repollo, George (Jaime Ching) Repollo; 45 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; brother, Clementino Elcarte.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (July 16) at St Michael Catholic Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ELIAS DAMO BAYUDAN

Posted On July 11th, 2012 -

ELIAS DAMO BAYUDAN
Age 81, of Honolulu, passed away June 18, 2012 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born May 15, 1931 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
He is survived by wife, Pacita Santos Bayudan; son, Alex (Nila) Bayudan; daughter, Precy (Daniel) Bajet; brothers, Ambrocio (Aida) Guilla, Rizal (Filomena) Bayudan; sisters, Fortunata Bumanglag, Filomena Bayudan, Benita (Romeo) Navarro; 4 grandchildren.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday, 7/14 at St. John the Baptist, Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

CLARENCE M. “MAMO” OKI

Posted On July 10th, 2012 -

CLARENCE M. “MAMO” OKI
Age 82, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away May 31, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born July 11, 1929 in Ewa Plantation, Hawaii. Clarence was an assistant chief fire inspector with the Federal Fire Department.
He is survived by wife, Janet Oki; son, Lawrence (Brandy) Oki; sister, Clara (Robert) Richards; 4 grandchildren.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (July 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday (July 16) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Moana Lou Kekaikuihala Hiram Hannemann

Posted On July 10th, 2012 -

MOANA HIRAM HANNEMANN
Age 73, passed July 1, 2012 in
Las Vegas, NV. Born June 18,
1939 in Laie, Hawaii. Survived
by husband, Max E. Hannemann, nine children and a legacy of grandchildren.
Services & burial in Las Vegas 7/14.

HARRY MITSUYOSHI WATANABE

Posted On July 10th, 2012 -

HARRY MITSUYOSHI WATANABE
Harry M. Watanabe, age 83, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 after a brief illness.
Born on March 10, 1929 in Huleia, Kauai, he was the son of Takekichi (father) and Yori (mother) Watanabe. The youngest of four children-his eldest sister is Takeko, his eldest brother was Walter (deceased), and his middle brother is Kenneth.
He is survived by his wife Blanche, his son Laren (Laura), his daughter Leane (Craig) Ziebell, granddaughter Justyn, grandson Jeffrey.
He proudly served in the Army Reserve and retired on March 10, 1989 as a Master Sergeant (E8). He was also a dedicated member of the Hawaii Army Reserve Rifle Team where he won the prestigious “President’s 100″ (awarded to the top 100 competitive shooters in the country including all the US military services and civilian shooting clubs.)
He worked for the US Postal Service where he progressed from a mail sorter and clerk to become the US Postal Service Safety Manager for the Pacific Region. He retired from the US Postal Service in 1987.
When his wife joined him in retirement in 1992, he and Blanche traveled extensively around the world including North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, friend and mentor to many, Harry will be deeply missed.
Private services were held.

Edward A. Langhans

Posted On July 10th, 2012 -

EDWARD ALANGHANS
1923-2012
Dr. Edward A Langhans, Professor Emeritus, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Hawaii at Manoa, passed away on April 28, 2012 in Honolulu. He was a member of the Manoa faculty for over 30 years and a nationally recognized researcher, scholar and author of numerous research and reference works.
A native of Warren, Pennsylvania, he served as an Army Air Corps P-47 fighter pilot in the European Theater during World War II. Following the war, he attended the University of Rochester, the University of Hawaii and Yale University from which he received a PhD in theatre history in 1955.
Dr. Langhans served for 12 years as the Chairman of the Department of Drama and Theatre at the University of Hawaii, where he directed, designed and acted in more than 40 plays, many of them from the 17th and 18th centuries. He was one of three Department faculty members who developed the plans for Kennedy Theatre at the University. Dr. Langhans also served on the faculty of the University of Texas for two years and as a visiting professor for one year at Tufts University. He received a Fulbright grant to conduct research in England in 1954-55, six University of Hawaii travel and research grants and three Folger Shakespeare Library fellowships.
In addition to publishing dozens of articles, reviews and chapters in books, he was the author of Restoration Promptbooks, co-author of the multi-volume Biographical Dictionary of Actors; Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 and co-editor of An International Dictionary of Theatre Language.
Although theatre history was his first love, as Chairman, he believed in building on the Department’s strengths. Consequently, he fostered the continued development of the Asian Theatre program into one of the strongest such programs in the English-speaking world.
At his request, no services are planned. However, donations in his memory may be made to the University of Hawaii Foundation, Friends of Kennedy Theatre.

EMILIO BIO RESPICIO

Posted On July 9th, 2012 -

EMILIO BIO RESPICIO
Age 78, of Kunia, Hawaii, passed away May 30, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born October 12, 1933 in Calumbaya, Dolores, Abra. Retired from Del Monte Fresh Produce and he also was employed at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in Kunia.
He is survived by wife, Nena P. Respicio; son, Danilo (Yolanda) Respicio; daughters, Esperanza (Fred) Peria, Alma (Robert) Ariota; 10 grand-children; 1 great-grand-daughter; brother, Arsenio Respicio; sister, Dominga Wilson.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (July 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (July 14) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; (1403 California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Carl Mailani “Sonny” Lorenz

Posted On July 9th, 2012 -

CARL MAILANI “SONNY” LORENZ
1925 – 2012
Age 87, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2012 with his beloved wife at his side. Born in Honolulu, Carl attended Roosevelt High School and joined his father’s trade as a welder at Pearl Harbor, where he witnessed the devastation of December 7, 1941. He served in the Army and retired as a life insurance general agent.
Carl found joy in the simple things; he loved and respected the ocean. As a father he loved and nurtured by example, showing his joy of life with humor and warm affection. He taught his children the meaning of honor, respect, and the ethics of hard work. He warmed the hearts of everyone he met and always had a song in his heart and on his lips. He befriended many at the Marco Polo, Central Union Church ADHC, Franciscan ADC, Atkinson Y and the 24-Hour Fitness.
Upon retirement, he and his wife traveled on cruises, creating some of their fondest memories of their life together. He spent the last years at home in the devoted care of his wife, where he knew love, peace, humor, joy, security and good food.
He is survived by wife Sylvia, son Charles Lorenz; daughters, Andrea von Lossberg, Lucinda, Jane and Mary Lorenz; five siblings, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, July 13, at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation 10 a.m., service 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Margaret Jardin Campos

Posted On July 8th, 2012 -

MARGARET JARDIN CAMPOS
87, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2012 in Bothell, WA after battling Parkinson’s for 22 years.
Margaret was born in Kalaheo, Kauai to Eliza and Caesar Jardin on December 11, 1924. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred O Campos,
and survived by two children, Marquita Moss (Mickey) and Carlos Campos (Christine), 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grand children, and sister Julia McGuire of Denver, Colorado.
Services to be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday July 14th 2012 at St. Ann’s Church 46-129 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu under the direction of Borthwick Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at Hawaiian Memorial. A Mass will also be held at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday July 18th 2012 at Holy Cross Church 2-2370 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, Kauai.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation www.nwpf.org.

SUSAN MANEJA RACELIS

Posted On July 8th, 2012 -

SUSAN MANEJA RACELIS
80, formerly of Gardena, CA and Las Vegas, NV, a retiree of Hughes Aircraft Co., died November 21, 2011 in Keller, TX. She was born on July 18, 1931 in Waialua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ben; daughters Sandra Valera, Allyson (Richard) Bara, and Cindy (Bill) Pennington; sisters Judy (Mel) Mirafuentes, Violet (Stan) Ono, and Sheila (Rudy) Tabelisma; brother, Juan Maneja, one granddaughter, Chivonne (Phil) Morris and three great-grandchildren, Victoria, Isabel and Phillip. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Maria Crabb and Norma Nacario; and her first husband, Harry Henderson Valera. Celebration of Life: 1 p.m. Saturday-July 14th, at the Waialua United Church of Christ, 67-174 Farrington Highway, Waialua, Hawaii. Online tributes and condolences on Facebook.com, Susan M. Racelis Profile.

Margaret Jardin Campos

Posted On July 8th, 2012 -

MARGARET JARDIN CAMPOS
87, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2012 in Bothell, WA after battling Parkinson’s for 22 years.
Margaret was born in Kalaheo, Kauai to Eliza and Caesar Jardin on December 11, 1924. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred O Campos,
and survived by two children, Marquita Moss (Mickey) and Carlos Campos (Christine), 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grand children, and sister Julia McGuire of Denver, Colorado.
Services to be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday July 14th 2012 at St. Ann’s Church 46-129 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu under the direction of Borthwick Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at Hawaiian Memorial. A Mass will also be held at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday July 18th 2012 at Holy Cross Church 2-2370 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, Kauai.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation www.nwpf.org.

GRACE ETSUKO MASHITA

Posted On July 8th, 2012 -

GRACE ETSUKO MASHITA
-Honolulu
March 19, 1929
to May 30, 2012
Grace was born in the hills behind Lanikai on a farm to Kazuki and Suya Mashita. From seeing the planes fly over her fields during the Japanese attack in 1941 to later traveling the entire world, Grace lived a rich and exciting life. She spent her final years in Honolulu where her long daily walks from the Banyan Tree Plaza took her all around the city.
Grace became a member of the Arthur family (long-time Lanikai/Kailua residents) in 1947 after graduating from McKinley high school. Until her passing she was revered as an honored Mother and Grandmother as well as Auntie to many nieces and nephews.
To everyone she was the finest example of a person who truly “lived aloha”. Mahalo Grace, you enriched and touched so very many lives.
She leaves siblings Katherine, Gladys and Stanley and numerous nieces and nephews. Also mourning her passing are children Philip, Peter, Ann and Mary and many grandchildren and great-rand-children.
A private service will take place in September. Grace will then rest with her family at the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe.

LORNA GOO NAHALE

Posted On July 8th, 2012 -

LORNA GOO NAHALE
Age 80 of Nu’uanu, passed away on June 15, 2012 with her family by her side. Born May 18, 1932 in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt HS .50. Retired word processing supervisor from Pacific Insurance Company. She is survived by husband Donald, sons Keith (Diane), Jeff (Cyn), Kirk (Dian), Guy (Patty), daughter Donni-Rae (Ron) Pang, brother Denis “Jiggie” (Barbara) Goo, sisters Leota Jean (Albert Jr.) Hussey, Helena “Honsey” Chong, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at St. John Vianney Church in Enchanted Lakes on July 12, 2012. Visitation 9:00-11:00 a.m. followed by program and prayer service. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery (Garden of Inspiration). Aloha attire.

DR. GEOFFREY C. ASHTON

Posted On July 8th, 2012 -

DR. GEOFFREY C. ASHTON
Dr. Geoffrey C. Ashton died suddenly in Honolulu on June 18, 2012. He was born in Croydon, England on July 5, 1925, but spent most of his childhood in Liverpool where he attended the Liverpool Collegiate School and the University of Liverpool. He earned a B.Sc. in Zoology and then went to work for Lever Brothers in Liverpool and a hospital in Birmingham before moving to Canada, where he worked at the Connaught Research Laboratories at the University of Toronto. He soon returned to England to marry Joy Stanley on February 17, 1951 and subsequently took research positions with Glaxo and later the Animal Health Trust. In 1958, Geoff was ready for a new adventure so he sought a position with the Australian government. He was hired, so Joy and Geoff moved their young family to Rockhampton, Australia where he conducted research aimed at developing cattle breeds adapted to tropical climates. In 1960, he earned the first Ph.D. awarded externally by the University of Liverpool, which also awarded him a D.Sc. in 1967 in recognition of excellence in published research.
In 1964, Geoff joined the University of Hawaii as a faculty member in the Department of Genetics, where he worked until retiring in 1997. He was part of the original faculty of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and served as department chair for Genetics for more than 15 years, He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs for the Manoa Campus during the 1970s and continued to serve on various campus committees and work groups after returning to the Genetics department. His international reputation resulted in requests to deliver presentations at professional conferences around the globe.
Geoff never lost his love of travel and, with Joy, visited more than one hundred countries and all seven continents. In retirement, he took leadership roles in the Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu and was an active member of the British Commonwealth Club of Hawaii and in the Zone 12 Photo Club.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joy; daughters Carolyn (David) Gire, Kathryn (Bill) Sthay, Dr. Melinda Ashton (Dr. Ken Perske); son Jon Ashton and daughter-in-law Diane Ashton; grandchildren Julian, Jennifer and Christopher Gire, Adam (Allison) Sthay, Samantha (Sean) Fannon, Scott Perske, and Geoffrey M. and Lindsey Ashton; great-grandson Ashton Sthay. He is also survived by brother Derek H. Ashton, nephew Jeremy and niece Melanie of the U.K
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to the University of Hawaii Foundation at P.O. Box 11720, Honolulu, HI 96828 to benefit the Dr. Geoffrey C. Ashton Memorial Fund at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. No services.

EDITH KAIU FUJISHIGE

Posted On July 8th, 2012 -

EDITH KAIU FUJISHIGE
Age 76, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away June 16, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 19, 1935 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. A retired secretary from Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate. A graduate of Waialua High School Class of ’53.
She is survived by son, Glen “Gangie” (Kathy) Fujishige; daughters, Colleen “Coco” (Roy) Rodrigues, Lisa Chun & Layne Choi; brothers, James (Sachi) Hookala, Charles (Pat) Hookala, Clarence “Maka” Hookala; sisters, Annie (Henry) Silva, Emma Sasaki, Juju (Paul) Hirayama; 13 grand-children; 10 great-grand-children.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (July 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday (July 13) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Yamane, Alice Matsuko (nee Nemoto)

Posted On July 8th, 2012 -

YAMANE, ALICE MATSUKO
(NEE NEMOTO)
Of St. Paul, MN passed away suddenly on June 28, 2012. Born January 15, 1927, in Hayward, California, she was one of eight children in the family of Manabu and Shimo Nemoto. After graduation from high school in the Topaz Japanese-American Relocation Camp, she went to Michigan State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. She continued to travel east to Grasslands Hospital in Valhalla, NY for an internship in dietetics. There she met her future husband George Yamane. They married on July 6, 1951. Together they lived on both coasts (Seattle and New Jersey) and in the Midwest (Chicago and Minneapolis), finally retiring in St. Paul in 1994. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George M. Yamane; sisters, Elizabeth Omi and Elaine Nemoto; brothers, George, Harold, and Howard Nemoto; grandson John Nemoto Merrell. Survivors include daughters, Wende O’Brien and Linda Merrell (James); son, David Yamane (Carol); grandchildren Daniel O’Brien (Sara), James O’Brien (Iva), Alison Sanders (Lamar), David Merrell, and Wilson Merrell; five great grandchildren. Alice will be remembered as an elegant, generous and gracious host; a loyal and caring friend, and was proud of and devoted to her family. She was fiercely independent and eager to expand her horizons. With her husband, she traveled to Japan, China, Fiji, Denmark, Germany England, Australia, Egypt, Panama, and the Caribbean. From taking courses at St. Thomas University in her 70s to volunteering at the Science Museum of Minnesota to keeping up with national and local current events, she was always, to the very end of her life, active and engaged with the wider world. A memorial service will be held on Friday July 6th at 10:30am at Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Ave. St. Paul, MN. Arr. Willwerscheid Funeral Home & Cremation (651-228-1006)

DANIEL CASSEN LEVEY

Posted On July 7th, 2012 -

In Loving Memory
9th Anniversary
DANIEL
CASSEN LEVEY
1983-2003
Daniel’s Anniversary will be celebrated at the Lanikai Bikepath 8k FunRun, to be held Sunday, July 8, 2011, 7 AM, at the Lanikai Boat Launch. Friends and family are invited to run for fitness, and run for fun. Medals will be awarded by the Mid-Pacific RoadRunners’ Club. For information, call Joyce at 255-7707.


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