Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

PATRICIA DIANE KIM

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

PATRICIA
DIANE KIM
Feb. 22, 2012

Patricia Diane “Pat” Kim, 78, formally of Pearl City passed on February 22, 2012.

She was born on November 21, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. Pat was the only child of Raymond Ambrose Kelsheimer and Theresa Lorraine (Kelly). She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in 1951. She went on to graduate from Kapiolani Nursing School, where she became an LPN. She was employed at St. Francis Hospital/Hospice retiring after nearly 30 years of service. While working at St. Francis she was heavily involved with the Teamsters Local 996 Union and became a Shop Steward. After retiring Pat graduated from HPD’S Citizens Watch Patrol Program.

Pat was an active participant of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Having been a parishioner for over 50 years, she had been a choir member for many years.

She is survived by sons Michael “Mike” (Leslie) Cho and David Kim; daughters Dannette “Dani” (Carl) Heu, Valerie “Val” (Larry) Butcher, and Kathleen “Cho” (Norbert) Paiva Jr., 14 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Rose Kim; and many family members in Missouri. She was preceded in death by daughter Theresa Marie Cho Auwae.

Visitation 8:30 am, Thursday, March 29th at Our lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Rd, Pearl City, HI; Mass at 10:00 am. Burial 11:30 am at Mililani Memorial Park, Casual attire. In lieu of Flowers, donations suggested to Benedictine Monastery at 67-290 Farrington Hwy., Waialua, HI 96791 or Special Olympics Hawaii Inc. at P.O. Box 3295, Honolulu, HI 96826 on her behalf.

James Howard Osborne

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

JAMES HOWARD OSBORNE

Patriarch of one of the state’s prominent tennis families, passed away peacefully at his home in Manoa on March 7th, 2012 at the age of 95. He was lovingly cared for by family members. He is survived by his brother Jack of California, three children: Jim(Kimberly), Carol Surratt and Diane Treskon: eleven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, wife Muriel and sons Gerry and David.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. If you are so inclined, in lieu of flowers, please write a letter asking Congress to protect your children’s Social Security Funds. FOR A MORE COMPLETE OBITUARY AND ON-LINE CONDOLENCES PLEASE VISIT
www.jhosborne.blogspot.com.

BUENAVENTURA AGONOY DULDULAO

Posted On March 24th, 2012 -

BUENAVENTURA AGONOY
DULDULAO

Age 71, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 20, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 14, 1940 in Balacad, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Lolita Duldulao; daughters, Marites (Edwin) Barit, Liwliwa (Arnel) Domingo, Venus Duldulao; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Juanito (Ines), Duldulao, Jose (Editha) Duldulao, Pedro (Norma) Duldulao, Romeo (Esperanza) Duldulao; sisters, Jovita (Jose) Gelacio, Felicidad (Florendo) Bumanglag, Rosario (Vicente) Ortal.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (March 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 31) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FLORENCE KIMIE HONDA

Posted On March 24th, 2012 -

FLORENCE KIMIE HONDA

Age, 93, of Honolulu, HI, peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center surrounded by her immediate family.

Born on April 9, 1918 and raised in Lihue, Kauai. Florence was the second child of 11 siblings. She loved fishing, cooking for her family and was a devout Christian serving as a member of Manoa Valley Church over 60 years.

She is survived by 3 sisters, 2 daughters, 3 grandsons, and 3 great grandchildren.

Visitation 9am with service at 10am on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Manoa Valley Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

ROBERT JENSO ISA

Posted On March 24th, 2012 -

ROBERT JENSO ISA
March 16, 2012

Robert Jenso Isa, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Holmes & Narver craft operator, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii.

He is survived by his children Gary L. Isa, Shirley Isa and Roberta Faulk, two siblings, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service at 6p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nancy Yoshie Lum

Posted On March 23rd, 2012 -

NANCY YOSHIE LUM

82, a homemaker, died peacefully at her home in Maile
on March 5, 2012.
She is survived by sons, Stuart wife Denise Watanabe, Curtis wife Laura Akagi, daughter, Lora husband Robert Young; grandchildren, Kristen, Alyssa, Kelli, Reece, Trey and Jace, Services on Sunday, March 25 Borthwick Mortuary from 2 pm.

JOSEFINO GARCIA MACADAEG

Posted On March 23rd, 2012 -

JOSEFINO GARCIA MACADAEG

Age 89, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away February 27, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born June 8, 1922 in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired civil engineer Department of Public Highway (Philippine Gov’t.). Member of American Legion and Filipino Catholic Club, St. Michael Church.

He is survived by daughter, Lilia M. Garcia; adopted daughter; Leonilyn M. Corona; adopted sons, Antonio Macadaeg, Juvith M. Dumlao; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (March 29) 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.

MARCELO TABUBUAN TEODORO

Posted On March 23rd, 2012 -

MARCELO TABUBUAN TEODORO

Age 87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 22, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born October 5, 1924 in Niulii, Hawaii.

He is survived by sons, Artiemio (Rosie) Teodoro, Rogelio (Nina) Teodoro, Millado (Tita) Teodoro, Arminio Teodoro, Teodorico Teodoro, Lodrigo Teodoro; daughters, Melegia (Ludivino) Ordonio, Remy Teodoro; 19 grand-children; 14 great-grand-children.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (March 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

AARON “SPYDAH” TORRES

Posted On March 23rd, 2012 -

Aaron “Spydah” Torres
August 17, 1974 February 20, 2012
Aaron Torres, 37, left us unexpectedly on Monday, February 20, 2012 in Nanakuli, Hawaii. Aaron will be lovingly remembered by his wife & high school sweetheart, Michele Torres, to whom they have shared the past 21 years together. Born Saturday, August 17, 1974 to Julia Harris & Sammy Torres, Grandson of Jovita Ramos & beloved step-son of Mark Harris. Nicknamed “Bebe” by his siblings; his sisters: Tammy Maae, Tassa Torres, Trudy Lopes & his brother Brian Torres.
Aaron was passionate about animals & had numerous dogs, exotic pets such as his parrots, his African Grey named Manu & his rare & beautiful fishes. He especially loved his beloved Rottweiler daughters, Kitana “Nabinx” & Jill. Aaron’s taste & passion was reflected in every thing that he did. Aaron worked for the movie industr y for the past 14 years & worked on numerous movie & TV sets as a Transportation Captain. His current endeavor was contributing to the second season filming of Hawaii 5-0 and was Nicknamed “Spydah” on the set. Aar’s sense of humor & shenanigans will be sorely missed. His family wishes him a fond farewell & invite you to join us in the celebration of his life TOO SOON, LOVING YOU ALWAYS . . .
Services for Aaron will be on Sunday, March 25 at the Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation from 8:30 am, service at 10:00 am. Casual attire, flowers welcomed.

AARON “SPYDAH” TORRES

Posted On March 23rd, 2012 -

Aaron “Spydah” Torres
August 17, 1974 February 20, 2012
Aaron Torres, 37, left us unexpectedly on Monday, February 20, 2012 in Nanakuli, Hawaii. Aaron will be lovingly remembered by his wife & high school sweetheart, Michele Torres, to whom they have shared the past 21 years together. Born Saturday, August 17, 1974 to Julia Harris & Sammy Torres, Grandson of Jovita Ramos & beloved step-son of Mark Harris. Nicknamed “Bebe” by his siblings; his sisters: Tammy Maae, Tassa Torres, Trudy Lopes & his brother Brian Torres.
Aaron was passionate about animals & had numerous dogs, exotic pets such as his parrots, his African Grey named Manu & his rare & beautiful fishes. He especially loved his beloved Rottweiler daughters, Kitana “Nabinx” & Jill. Aaron’s taste & passion was reflected in every thing that he did. Aaron worked for the movie industr y for the past 14 years & worked on numerous movie & TV sets as a Transportation Captain. His current endeavor was contributing to the second season filming of Hawaii 5-0 and was Nicknamed “Spydah” on the set. Aar’s sense of humor & shenanigans will be sorely missed. His family wishes him a fond farewell & invite you to join us in the celebration of his life TOO SOON, LOVING YOU ALWAYS . . .
Services for Aaron will be on Sunday, March 25 at the Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation from 8:30 am, service at 10:00 am. Casual attire, flowers welcomed.

Frederick Lunt

Posted On March 22nd, 2012 -

FREDERICK MILLS LUNT

Of Honolulu passed into the next life in the early morning hours of March 16, 2012 at his beloved home on Tantalus. He was a true kama’aina who respected and loved Hawaiian culture and music. All who knew him will remember his “kolohe” sense of humor and his generous heart. He considered everyone a new friend, always smiling and saying hello to people wherever he went.
Fred was born on March 23, 1946 in Kula, Maui. He attended Punahou School, Class of ’64, and was a member of the thirteen year club. After Punahou, he attended the University of Southern California where he graduated in 1969. He returned to Hawaii after college and lived at Tracks in Nanakuli where he surfed and gained many lifelong friends. His life in Nanakuli was brought to an abrupt end when Hurricane Ewa came through and destroyed the house. He barely escaped with his cat, his guitar, and his TV. He began his real estate career in Waianae. For four decades he was a top agent and later became a Vice President of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties.
His passion was always music, especially Hawaiian and folk. He learned to play the steel guitar from Jerry Byrd and perfected his style with his friend “Feet” Rogers. He was a member of the group Na Pali as well as the Hula Blues Band that toured with Taj Mahal. Music permeated every facet of his life. He was always playing, listening, talking about, or reading about music.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Alice and two daughters Ginger and Jessica. Everyone has great stories about Fred and his off beat sense of humor. The family would love stories to be emailed to GINGERL808@HOTMAIL.COM.
A gathering for family and friends will be held Sunday March 25th at 11 o’clock at a private residence in Pu’u Ualaka’a State Park. Public parking is available but limited, so please carpool when possible. Casual Aloha attire-rubbah slippahs-and bring umbrellas just in case!
Donations in Fred’s name can be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society (2700 Waialae Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii 96826) or the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame (P.O. Box 4717 Honolulu, Hawaii 96812-4717).

BARBARA THOMPSON

Posted On March 22nd, 2012 -

BARBARA THOMPSON

A retired realtor, died in Honolulu on January 10, 2012, at the age of 97. She was born in Honolulu July 24, 1914, the daughter of the late Frank E. and Alice Roth Thompson. She is survived by nephews Richard T. Collier (Robbie) of Hobe Sound, FL, Terry Collier (Maria) of Palm Beach, FL and Thomas Carhart (Edith) of New
York City, nieces Gerianne Dudash of Sarasota, FL, Erni Thompson of Sarasota, FL and
Barbara Thompson of Palo Alto, CA, her sister-in-law Rita Thompson of Sarasota, FL, and grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service will be held at the Roth Family Plot in Oahu Cemetery on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers the family suggests gifts in Barbara’s memory to your favorite charity.

Gordon Medcalf

Posted On March 22nd, 2012 -

GORDON GRANT MEDCALF
1931 – 2012

Gordon G. Medcalf of Kihei, Maui passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2012 after a lengthy illness. He was 80. He is survived by a brother, Gary (Pat), and sister, Myrna (Robert) Harvey of Bellingham, Washington, three sons, Don (Samantha) of Honolulu, Rick of Lahaina, and David (Olinda) of Washington, and two daughters, Cheryl (the late Les) Reitfors of Hollister, California and Julie (Larry) West of Bellingham, Washington. He also leaves 9 grandchildren Brian, Lori, Ashley, Amanda, Angela, Janelle, Victoria, Bryson and Braden and 7 great-grandchildren Keiffer, Niki, Brittani, Viliami, Brian, Jr., Dylan and Landon and his wife of several years Sue Medcalf.
Gordon was born in Bellingham, Washington on March 26, 1931. He opened Mount Baker Coin Company in Bellingham in 1957. In 1961 he moved with his wife Arlene and young family to Hawaii. He ran his original company from Waikiki, then as Oceania Coin Company in the Alexander Young Hotel in downtown Honolulu. Gordon moved the business in 1964 to the Ala Moana Shopping Center. He conducted business there until 1977.
Also in 1964 he was instrumental in launching the Hawaii State Numismatic Association’s annual convention.
Gordon’s coin business grew steadily. At the same time, a deep interest led him to become a serious student of Hawaiian history and internationally recognized expert in Hawaiiana, especially items related to the monarchy. He authored several works on Hawaiian coins, tokens and paper money, royal orders and decorations along with royal stationery. He was an ardent researcher, frequent visitor to the Hawaii State Archives, and the many facts he uncovered over the years are still referenced today. He was a frequent consultant to other scholars with similar interests, and a valued contributor to many standard reference books that are still in wide use.
During his long career, Gordon also owned a coin store in the U.S.
Virgin Islands (1978-79). He managed several stores for a coin and stamp concern out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1980-81 before moving back to his beloved Hawaii where he operated Island Coins and Stamps in Lahaina, Maui from 1981 until he retired from the business in 2004. Some of his children have continued his legacy by following in their father’s numismatic footsteps.
Gordon was a long-time member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (#120), the American Numismatic Association, the Token and Medal Society (#29), and numerous other professional and collector organizations.
On Monday, March 26 a viewing will take place at the Kihei (Maui) L.D.S. Mormon Ward at 10 AM. Graveside services will follow at the Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku (Maui).

Albert “Regi” R. Regidor

Posted On March 21st, 2012 -

ALBERT “REGI” R. REGIDOR

Age 71 of Kailua Kona, Hawaii passed away February 11, 2012 in Kona. Born March 1, 1940 in Paauilo, Hawaii. A retired safety training supervisor at Honolulu Gas Company serving 40 + years. A U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by Wife, Stella J. Regidor of Kona; Son, Nathan Regidor; Daughter, Natalie Regidor; 2 Grandchildren; Brothers, Moke (Reba) Regidor of Kona, Earl (Amy) Regidor of Kona; Sisters, Mary Lee, Ilima (Scott) Fujimoto of Honokaa.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (March 24) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 9:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Flower lei welcome.

John Robert “Ding” Cavaco Sr.

Posted On March 21st, 2012 -

JOHN ROBERT “DING” CAVACO SR.

71, of Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at Castle Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born December 18, 1940 to Alice Mahoe and Darrell Cavaco. John was a life-long resident of Kailua and graduate of Kailua High School. He retired as a heavy equipment operator with the Operating Engineers Local 3 and was a dedicated retired employee of Delta Construction Company after many years of service. John loved his machines and was well known and respected for his skill and expertise operating heavy equipment. John also had a strong love for the ocean and was a long time canoe paddler, coach, and mentor for Kailua, Lanikai, and Kai-Oni canoe clubs and participated in the Molokai Hoe canoe races crossing the channel 28 times and 2 additional times solo by kayak. John enjoyed golfing and was a member of various golf clubs. Most of all, John will be remembered fondly for being a trusted friend and especially as a dearly loved husband, father, papa, and great-papa, brother and brother-in-law who could often be found enjoying himself with his family doing everything and anything they were doing. John is survived by his wife of 52 years Kathi Cavaco, daughter Ann Gonsalves (Kimo), son John “John-boy” Cavaco Jr. (Melonie), daughter Corey Huihui (Black), Malia Peters (Tony), grandchildren Heather Ho, Keala Huihui-White, Kaiena Huihui, Keoni Cavaco, Lucas Gonsalves, Carli Huihui, Katheryne Huihui, Kimberly Cavaco, Noah Staggs, Keonaona Peters, great-grandchildren Kamo’i and Makua Huihui-White, Halena Ho, siblings Leota Souza (John), Alberta Sanders (James), Darrell “Nicky” Cavaco (Queenie), Elizabeth “Betty” Duarte (Donald), Charlie Wills, Rawlins Wills (Rhonda), Marnette Acfalle (James), Wayne Wills (Debbie), Louise Lee (Robert), May Laverne Poi, David Tagupa (Leona), brother-in-law Bill Brye (Anne), hanai son William Brown, and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who grew up with the family. Celebration of life to be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Kailua Beach Park pavilion near the boat ramp. Visitation 9:30am – Service 10:30am. Paddle out and scattering of ashes immediately following service. Flowers for ho’okupu welcome. Parking will be available at Lanikai Elementary School until 4:00pm.

William Carl Bruhn

Posted On March 21st, 2012 -

WILLIAM CARL BRUHN

Aged 84, of Pleasant Hills, CA, passed peacefully March 8th, 2012 with his family by his side. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Detective with the Honolulu Police Dept.
He is survived by wife Gwendolyn, daughters Lynette (Steve) Sousa, Carla (Ken) Jones, Nola (Richard) Faria; sons Kurt Bruhn and Hans (Margo) Bruhn; sister Lois Hildreth; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Visitation 9:45 am March 30th, 2012 at St. Johns Vianney Parish in Kailua, O’ahu. Mass 10:45am, Reception 12 noon. Aloha Attire. In lieu of of flowers please share your favorite memory of William Bruhn. Condolences and memories can be directed to Williambruhn@att.net

Frederick G. Perry

Posted On March 21st, 2012 -

FREDERICK G. PERRY

Frederick G. Perry, 87, of Medford, OR passed away on March 15 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hawaii on 11/11/24, he was employed as a sheet metal worker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy (Pimento), 5 children, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and 1 sister. Services and burial were in Medford, OR on March 19.

FRANCES KWAI HEONG COSTA AYRES

Posted On March 21st, 2012 -

FRANCES KWAI HEONG COSTA AYRES
October 15, 1941

70, of Kaneohe, passed away at home on February 27, 2012. She is survived by mother Ah Wan Costa Ayres; sons Kerence Ah You, Kevin Ah You, Brian Ah You; daughters Christine Ah You, Roxanne Perreira; brother; Abraham Costa; sisters Janice Smith, Marilyn Quemado, Leslie Ferreira and Mona Hawkins; eleven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation from 10:00 AM on Friday, March 23, 2012 at Hawaiian Memorial Park, funeral service 11:00 AM. Casual attire. No flowers. Scattering of ashes on March 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Oha Place, Kaneohe, HI. Celebration of life to follow at 45-432 Meakaua St., Kaneohe, HI.

Antonio Baltero Nartatez Sr.

Posted On March 21st, 2012 -

ANTONIO BALTERO NARTATEZ SR.

Age 95 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away February 22, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 26, 1916 in Philippines. Retired from Dole Company in Lanai City.

He is survived by Sons, Pedro (Janeette) Nartatez, Benjamin (Peregrina) Nartatez, Cipriano (Magdalena) Nartatez, Antonio (Delia) Nartatez Jr.; Daughters, Teresita Nartatez, Roberta Nartatez Ben; 17 Grandchildren; 19 Great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday (March 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 27) at St Philomena Church; (3300 Ala-Laulani Pl., Salt Lake) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Dr. Howard Gady, M.D.

Posted On March 21st, 2012 -

DR. HOWARD
GADY, M.D.

In loving memory of devoted husband and father Dr. Howard Gady, M.D. (age 81) of Kaneohe, Hawaii who passed away on Sunday March 18, 2012 in Kailua, Oahu. He was born July 1, 1930 in the Bronx, NY July 1, 1930 to Benjamin Gady and Ida (Cohen) Gady. He was a graduate of Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in New York and went on to receive a Master’s degree in music from University of Arizona. He became a band instructor with the Camden, NJ school system and then was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed at Camp Zama, Japan. After his service he obtained a degree in pharmacy from Rutgers University in 1959. After managing as a pharmacist and owning his own pharmacy business in San Diego, CA he pursued a medical degree, graduating from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico in 1973. He completed his residency at Kuakini Hospital and obtained employment at Pearl Harbor Shipyard Naval Health Clinic Hawaii as their Occupational Medicine Physician giving 37+ years of dedicated government service. Throughout his life he maintained an interest in music and became a self-taught expert in jade jewelry. He is survived by his wife May, daughter Koralee Gady Asbee, son Barrett Gady and six grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at Castle Hospital Chapel in Kailua from 11-12 am on 3/24/12, casual dress. In lieu of flowers and cards, please donate in his name to either Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts
(www.laguardiahs.org/home.html) or National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
(www.ninds.nih.gov/aboutninds/giftfund.htm).

Vivian ” Ma” Fukushima

Posted On March 20th, 2012 -

VIVIAN “MA” FUKUSHIMA

Age 101 of Wahiawa, Hawaii passed away March 3, 2012 in
Wahiawa. Born January 9, 1911 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
Vivian was a member of the Wahiawa Hongwanji.

She is survived by Son, Tom Fukushima; Daughters, Lillian Higa, Jean Fukushima, Faye Takara; Sister, Betty Hollingsworth; 15 Grandchildren; 26 Great-grandchildren; 9 Great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (March 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m.Casual Attire.
No flowers, please

Toshio “Tata” Fujimoto

Posted On March 20th, 2012 -

TOSHIO “TATA” FUJIMOTO
1/8/21-2/25/12

Toshio “Tata” Fujimoto died peacefully at home under hospice care on February 25th. He was 91 years old. Tata was born in Kahului to Matsuyo and Toshito Fujimoto. He had three sisters, Etsuko (Mitsuo) Goda, Okoto (George) Toyama and Emiko (Yasuo) Okinaka, as well as four half siblings, Louise, Nobue, Miriam and Yukata.
Tata and his wife, Tomiko, were married for 69 years and lived their entire lives on Maui. He is survived by his wife, daughters Gail Fujimoto and April Fujimoto (Edward Franklin, Jr.), and his daughter-in-law Joyce Fujimoto who was married to his son, Terry, who predeceased him last year. He is also survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Tata attended Kahului School, graduated from Maui High School, and worked at The Maui Pine Cannery for 49 years. He was involved with the Maui Federal Credit Union, holding numerous offices, including Chairman of the Board for a record 34 consecutive years. He was awarded the Hawaii Credit Union League Volunteer of the Year in 1994 and was designated as the first Director Emeritus upon his retirement after 60 years of service.
Baseball was Tata’s abiding passion. He pitched for the Japanese of American Ancestry League. He and a small group within the Maui Kiwanis Club started the Maui Little League Association based on the philosophy that no child should be deprived from playing baseball for financial reasons. In 2002, he was honored with the dedication of the War Memorial Little League Field #2. His love of baseball extended to building a baseball bat fence for his home.
He served on the Hale Mahaolu board for many years and was the Cub Scout Master at Kahului Union Church for 10 years. Tata’s other interests included photography, classical music, reading, gardening and travel. He spent many summers taking his grandchildren to Europe, Japan, Alaska, Canada and the East Coast. He dedicated his life to the belief of “giving back to the community”.
Services will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Friday March 30th at 5:00pm with visiting to begin at 4:00pm. The family requests no flowers.

Michael Blasko

Posted On March 20th, 2012 -

MICHAEL BLASKO

Michael lost his battle with cancer on March 9 2012. He was a Vietnam veteran, belonged to the Am. Legion, and was Chaplain for the V.F.W. Post 849,which he was honored to be.He was very passionate about animals, and animal rights that he and his wife Patti, founded the first Non-Kill animal shelter named K-9 Rescue in 1985.His love for animals was great,but his love for his wife Patti and family was greater, he will be missed tremondesly by her and his cousins Debbie Etter and her family and Larry Leibowitz and his family and all of the friends that knew him.

Viewing is 1 to 1:15 at Moanalua Mortuary on March 20. Gravesite services will be at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe also on March 20, at 2:00. Aloha wear welcome. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to K-9 Rescue P.O. Box 1602 Waiane 96792.

JOANNE T. NAKAGAWA

Posted On March 20th, 2012 -

JOANNE T. NAKAGAWA

Age 56 of Waipahu, Hawaii passed away January 23, 2012
in Seattle. Born Sept. 23, 1955
in Honolulu, Hawaii. Joanne was a longtime employee of Matson Navigation. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She is survived by Companion,
Jarrett Ozaki; Son, Brandon K. Bailey.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Celebration of Life 10:45 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park :
No flowers, please

JANE KIKUE ARAKAWA

Posted On March 19th, 2012 -

JANE KIKUE ARAKAWA

96, was born on February 12, 1915, on Kauai. She died on February 5, experiencing loving care from Isabel Infante, her caregiver. She is survived by daughters, Aileen Arakawa and Renee (Albert) Hamai; granddaughters, Crystal (Derek) Harauchi and Pamela Hamai; sisters, Bessie Toki and Natsuko Tokeshi of Okinawa; brother, Seizen Kaneshiro, also of Okinawa, and many relatives.

After selling their lunch wagon, Jane worked as a cafeteria helper to save for her Las Vegas vacations. Her heart was always with her family and extended ohana, so helpful and supportive. Her advice: “It’s hard to grow old. So don’t get old.” Private services.

Aurelia “Laring” Bergonia Leal

Posted On March 19th, 2012 -

AURELIA “LARING” BERGONIA LEAL

Age 77 of Ewa Beach, Hawaii passed away February 19, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born August 11, 1934 in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

She is survived by Husband, Filomeno Leal; Sons, Edwin (Marilu) Leal of Saudi Arabia, Edward (Tina) Leal; Daughters, Edna (Joe) Fernandez of Philippines, Eloisa (Pio) Dela Rosa of Philippines, Emelda (Eduardo) Callo of Philippines; 16 Grandchildren; 7 Great-grandchildren; Brother, Bernabe Bergonia of Philippines; Sisters, Agapita Bergonia Dela Tonga of Philippines, Victoria Bergonia-Fernandez of Philippines.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (March 22) at Crusaders of the Divine Church of Christ; (569 California Ave., Wahiawa) Funeral Service 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MATSUKO KAIZAWA IGAWA

Posted On March 18th, 2012 -

MATSUKO KAIZAWA IGAWA

Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away February 9, 2012 in Aiea. Born January 18, 1918 in Pahoa, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Dennis (Camille) Igawa, Lance (Valarie) Igawa; daughters, Louise (Daniel) Miura, Kathleen (Joe) Sawaguchi; sister, Tomi K. Knaefler; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grand-children.

Private Services were held.

THOMAS TOSHIO KAZAMA

Posted On March 18th, 2012 -

THOMAS TOSHIO KAZAMA

Age 96, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away November 19, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born October 22, 1915 in Waialua, Hawaii. Thomas was a retired field supervisor with Waialua Sugar Plantation.

He is survived by sons, Thomas K. (Harriet) Kazama, Frederick (Pamela) Kazama PH.D of Mass., Rodney (Sharon) Kazama, M.D., Ross (Marjorie) Kazama, Esq.; brother, Francis (Nancy) Kazama; sister, Betsy Park of CA; sister-in-law, Faith Kurooka; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; numerous
nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.

Vivian ” Ma” Fukushima

Posted On March 18th, 2012 -

VIVIAN “MA” FUKUSHIMA

Age 101 of Wahiawa, Hawaii passed away March 3, 2012 in
Wahiawa. Born January 9, 2011 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
Vivian was a member of the Wahiawa Hongwanji.

She is survived by Son, Tom Fukushima; Daughters, Lillian Higa, Jean Fukushima, Faye Takara; Sister, Betty Hollingsworth; 15 Grandchildren; 26 Great-grandchildren; 9 Great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (March 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m.Casual Attire.
No flowers, please

LEONORA “NORA” J. MARTIN

Posted On March 18th, 2012 -

LEONORA “NORA” J. MARTIN

Age 87 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away February 25, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 26, 1924 in Honokaa, Hawaii. Nora was a retired garment factory employee. She was a member of the Moanalua Senior Citizens Club.

She is survived by Sons, Franklin (Tammy) Martin, Frank (Loida) Villegas of S.D., Diego Cadiente, Jr., Rogelio (Kathy) Cadiente; Daughters, Penny (Calvin) Chung, Marie (Nestor) Suguitan; Brother, Domian (Loretta) Seina; 22 Grandchildren; 44 Great-grandchildren; 9 Great-great- grandchildren.

Visitation 9:45 a.m. Thursday (March 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:45 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.


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