Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

SADAKO ISHIMARU

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

SADAKO ISHIMARU

Age 82, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 19, 2012 in Waipahu. Born June 1, 1929 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Sadako was a former employee of Oahu Sugar Company.

She is survived by son, Brian Ishimaru; daughter, Patti (Grant) Nishida; brothers, Akio Tokita, Haruki Tokita, George (Janet)Tokita, Sadamu Tokita; sisters, Jessie Minagawa, Blanche Shigeyasu; sisters-in-law, Elaine Tokita, Laura Tokita, Jean Tokita; brother-in-law, Harold Izumigawa; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

IOSEFO PETELO UIAGALELEI

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

IOSEFO PETELO UIAGALELEI

Age 71, of Waipahu, passed away February 21, 2012 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born Febraury 21, 1941 in American Samoa. Retired Aiea High School Campus Security and Founding Member of the Samoan Catholic Community and Choir at St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea.

He is survived by wife, Etevise P. Maiava Uiagalelei; sons, Soane P. (Margaret) Uiagalelei, Peter (Francine) Uiagalelei; daughter, Pina (Roy) Uiagalelei Maafala; brothers, Masemino Petelo, Leatutui Petelo, Nikolao Lafaele, Tomaakuino Petelo; sister, Akenese Petelo Iosefo; 9 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday 3/5 at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Rd., Mass 12:00 noon.

KIMIE TATSUTANI

Posted On March 2nd, 2012 -

KIMIE TATSUTANI

Age 92, of Waipahu, passed away February 22, 2012 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Born May 29, 1919 in Waialua, Hawaii.

She is survived by son, Raymond (May) Tatsutani; daughter, Janet (Patrick) Kuhns; sister, Elaine Miyashiro; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday 3/5 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

MASAHARU NITTA

Posted On March 1st, 2012 -

MASAHARU NITTA
Jan, 3, 1928 – Jan. 24, 2012

Masaharu “Masa” Nitta, of Honolulu, a retired mason and an Army veteran, passed away at Pohai Nani Good Samaritan Retirement Home. He is survived by his sister, Bertha Tahira; nephew, Donn (Julie) Tokairin, grand-nephews, Brett and Shawn Tokairin and brother-in-law, Bert Tokairin. Private services to be held.

MARGUERITE M ‘PEGGY’ PATY

Posted On March 1st, 2012 -

MARGUERITE M ‘PEGGY’ PATY

Long time North Shore resident died in Honolulu at Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in 1921 in Denver CO. She was 90 years old.

She is survived by her husband William ‘Bill’ Paty, sons Stephen, Randolph and William III, daughters Marguerite and Susan, 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, sister-in-law Jeanne Paty and brothers George ‘Keoki’ and James Kellerman.

Memorial service is Wednesday March 7th, 5pm visitation, 6pm service at Punahou Thurston Chapel. Aloha attire. Donation suggestions; Waialua United Church of Christ, Waialua Community Association, Punahou School or non-profit of your choice.

ELOISE ENGLE MONSARRAT

Posted On March 1st, 2012 -

ELOISE ENGLE MONSARRAT

A stellar light went out when Eloise Engle Monsarrat died peacefully at home on February 24, 2012 in Honolulu. She is survived by her nieces, Kathryn Engle of Boise Idaho and Karyn Engle of Sanford, North Carolina, and nephew Ronald Engle of Easton, Maryland. Eloise was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 30, 1922. She graduated in 1943 from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. While she attended WU she was a member and then President of Delta Delta Delta sorority. After graduation she moved to Ames, Iowa where she attended the Curtiss-Wright Cadettes Aeronautical Engineering course at Iowa State College for 10 months. The Curtiss-Wright Corporation contracted with Iowa State to conduct this program to train civilian women assistants for their engineering departments; they were trained in drafting, stress analysis, materials lab, aerodynamics, and production liaison. The cadets were given adequate training so that they could assist engineers with their jobs hoping their engineers would be able to accomplish more in less time with assistance of trained helpers. She was one of 84 women graduates who worked at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation aircraft plant in St. Louis from January 1944 through June 1945.

In June 1945 she moved to New York City where she worked as a Junior Engineer for Bendix Helicopter Company until February 1946. From April 1946 through November 1946 she worked at Fairchild Pilotless Planes Division of Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation in Jamaica, New York as a Junior Weights Engineer. She move back to St. Louis and worked for McDonnell Aircraft Corporation as a Junior Stress Analyst from January 1947 until June 1948.

On Sunday August 22, 1948 at 5:25 in the morning Eloise and her good friend Ruth Jane departed from East St. Louis in Ruth Jane’s Chevy and arrived in Los Angeles, California the following Friday. On Saturday they landed in Honolulu. Eloise had accepted a position as a second grade teacher at Molokai High & Elementary School in Hoolehua where she taught until September 1949 when she moved to Honolulu to teach first grade at Punahou.

Eloise began working at the Mutual Telephone Company (later to become known as The Hawaiian Telephone Company) during the summer of 1951 and in June 1952, she resigned her teaching position at Punahou and went to work for the Telephone Company. She met Roger Monsarrat when they were both attendants at a mutual friends’ wedding in Honolulu. They were married on July 19, 1952 in Honolulu. In 1959 they settled in the house they had built on Ala Amoamo Street in Moanalua Gardens.

Over the years she worked at the Telephone Company as a statistical clerk, engineering clerk, secretary, department head secretary, and management training assistant. She retired in 1983 and began earnestly pursuing her second and most important career as a volunteer.

What truly set Eloise apart from most other people is her passion for helping others. She enthusiastically and joyfully spent countless hours working to better the lives of other people with organizations including (but not limited to) the American Red Cross as a “Gray Lady” at Tripler Army Hospital, as a Lt. Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, for Junior Achievement of Hawaii, the Moanalua Senior Citizens Club, Kokua Council for Senior Citizens, and The Shelter for Abused Spouses and Children. Her greatest passion, however, was animals, particularly dogs. She and Roger raised Australian Kelpies and were instrumental in elevating the breed’s popularity in America. The volunteer work that she was most proud of was developing and participating in the Human Animal Bond visiting animal program at Tripler Army Medical Center under the auspices of the American Red Cross. She and her Kelpies Margie, then Qu-i spent many hours providing joy to patients, families, and staff at Tripler.

Eloise was lauded on numerous occasions for her volunteer work. Just a few of the highlights include Meritorious Service and Commanders Citation Award in Civil Air Patrol (1982), Citizen of the Year Award for Tripler Army Medical Center, and an Exceptional Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Federal Community from the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board. But her proudest moment was when President George W. Bush presented her the Presidential Volunteer Service Award on November 6, 2006 for the 10,000 hours she devoted as a volunteer. She and Roger greeted Air Force One upon landing at Hickham AFB and met the President and First Lady with leis.

Please join us to celebrate her amazing life at 11 AM on March 9, 2012 at the Monsarrat Family Plot at Oahu Cemetery, followed by lunch and talk story on the Chapel lanai. Aloha attire. Pets and lawn chairs are welcome. If you wish, please bring a memento of Eloise to share. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society or Hawaii Fi-Do.

Dana Robert Morrison

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

DANA ROBERT MORRISON

On Feb 13, “Capt. Bob”, 65, was cleared for an earthly departure from Saint Francis Hospice in Honolulu on his final flight following a brief battle with cancer.

Born Dana Robert Morrison in Los Angeles October 7, 1946, Bob spent a lifetime enamored with baseball, sailing, and flight. After learning to fly as a teenager, he graduated from University of Southern California with a desire to pursue aviation as a career. Following service as a USAF pilot, he moved to Hawaii in 1978 and began to accumulate airtime as a flight instructor. He also flew for Panorama Air tours, Hawaii Air Ambulance, Royal Hawaiian Air Service, and eventually for Aloha Airlines with both interisland and mainland routes. Also interested in glider flight, he held altitude diamonds for glider flights exceeding 30,000 feet. He joined Pacific Air Charters, Inc. and flew part-time for an aerial photogrammetry firm when he reluctantly retired from Aloha due to the FAA “Age 60 Rule”.
Fun loving and adventurous, he particularly enjoyed surfing, and sailing, skiing or snowboarding with his many friends. He was proud to spend time with fellow aviators as a member of the Quiet Birdmen. Always the gracious host at home, he enjoyed any opportunity to welcome visiting friends. He and his wife, Sony, made Christmas in their beautiful Kahala home an annual tradition.

He is survived by his devoted wife Sony, sister JoDee (Ernie) Hunt, nephew Jeff (Heather) Young, and nieces Laureli Lunn and Tina Young. Services at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, March 3, 10am.

Frances E. Folsom (Vogel)

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

FRANCES E. FOLSOM (VOGEL)

Age – 63 of Kailua passed away February 22, 2012 at home. Born July 16, 1948 in Honolulu.
She is survived by husband Andrew, son Andrew M. Kuuiini Folsom, Brother (hanai) Freddy Morris Sisters: Mary Louise Rodrigues, Josephine Sanderson, Shirley Blankenship, Mildred Riggs, Margaret Joseph.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 41-685 Ala Koa St. in Waimanalo, at 11:00 am.

DR. CAROLYN ANN SEWELL YAMAOKA, DDS

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

DR. CAROLYN ANN SEWELL
YAMAOKA, DDS
February 24

79, of Kailua, died. She was born in Lafayette, Indiana, attended Purdue University and Indiana University Dental School. She became the second female dentist in the state of Hawaii and worked at Strong Carter Dental Clinic in Palama until its closure in 1995. Her life has been a testament to her love of Jesus Christ. She has been a dedicated and active member of the Windward Church of the Nazarene, teaching Sunday School and serving as an official greeter. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ronald Yamaoka; daughters, Leila, Laura, and Lorna; son, Joseph, and 8 grandchildren. Celebration service Sunday, 4 March 4PM (greeting starting at 3:30) at Windward Church of the Nazarene in Kaneohe. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations made to the Windward Church of the Nazarene.

ELLEN ALBERTINA BAUTISTA

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

ELLEN ALBERTINA BAUTISTA

Age 75, a sales woman and security officer, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away January 16, 2012 in Nevada. Born October 30, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. She was employed by SOA Security and a resident of Nevada for 14 years.

She is survived by sons, Bernard Cleveland, Melvyn Liu, Jr.; daughter, Patricia (Thomas) Martin; brothers; Edward Cleveland, Jr., Raymond Cleveland; sisters, Alicia Moore of NV, Dino Cleveland of NV; 21 grand-children; 24 great-grand-children; one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KOICHI “MAUI” UYEHARA

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

KOICHI “MAUI” UYEHARA

Age 91, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away January 31, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 23, 1920 in Okinawa, Japan. A retired Ewa Sugar Plantation painter.

He is survived by sons, Logan Uyehara, Ted (Kathleen) Uyehara; daughter, Ann Uyehara; 2 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Friday (March 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday (March 3) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

IRENIO PILLOS DIZOR

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

IRENIO PILLOS DIZOR

Age 88, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 1, 2012 in Waipahu. Born November 26, 1923 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Oahu Sugar Company.

He is survived by wife, Susana R. Dizor; son, Rudy (Naida) Dizor; daughters, Clarita (Rogelio) Tolentino, Corazon (Joseph) Bernal; 7 grand-children; 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (March 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Monday (March 5) at St Joseph Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SHIZUE MASUNAGA IWAMOTO

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

SHIZUE MASUNAGA IWAMOTO

Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away on February 14, 2012. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a retired seamstress for Queen’s Medical Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Isamu, she is survived by her son, Steve (Nancy) Iwamoto; daughter, Judith (Ralph) Nakashima; grandsons, Justin and Wade (Tammy) Iwamoto and Craig and Grant Nakashima; sisters, Rene Colley and Ethel (Kazuo) Tomita. Visitation from 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 5:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Alice Shoecraft

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

ALICE SHOECRAFT

Born December 11,1919, Wamic Oregon to Esther and George Wood, second of 5 siblings, died February 8, 2012, Harstine Island Washington.

Alice is survived by her brother Allan Wood & Flo of Spokane Washington; Son Sam Ambrose and Carol of Denver Colorado; Grandchildren Mike Ambrose and his son Colton of Long Beach CA; Granddaughter Antoinette Cox and her family Ryan, Emma and Joey of Littleton Co; and Grandson Bradley James Ambrose and his family Clare, Matt and Jack, of Littleton Colorado.
Along with her parents, preceding Alice in death were: sister and brothers Aileen Forbing of HI, Joe Wood of WA, and Glenn Wood of OR, son Mikel Ambrose of San Francisco, CA, and her precious husband Robert Shoecraft of Xenia Ohio.

Alice graduated from Stadium High school, Tacoma WA. After Business College, she worked for Bank of America. Alice and her boys (quite young at the time) moved to Denver when she was transferred by Bank of America. Alice was a single parent, and when asked what she fed her boys, she said, “I don’t know what we ate, but I’m sure we ate!”

Those that are close to Alice know her as a volunteer. After her boys were grown and gone– Sam to the Navy and Mikel to college– Alice joined the Peace Corp as a volunteer. She served two years in Malaysia then on staff with her assignment in Saipan. On hearing of her death, John Pencetich, her boss in Saipan, said “Alice was empathetic, strong and brilliant”. Ann Morgan, Alice’s Peace Corp bungalow mate, remembers long walks on the beaches of Saipan as they developed a life long friendship. Saipan is where Alice met the love of her life, Robert Shoecraft. Robert and Alice married in Hong Kong and made their home on Guam. While living in Guam, Robert practiced law and Alice was a loan officer for Bank of America. They retired to Waikiki in 1980. Once in Hawaii Alice enjoyed walking…and that is an understatement. Walking literally led her to many years of dedicated service with the American Heart Association (AHA). With her outfit matching hat. Alice would walk 4 miles across town to put in several hours of volunteer time, walk home, and then went for a “good” walk in the afternoon! Alice was a valued part of the AHA for nearly 20 years. Robert had to remind her that she was a volunteer, and not a paid employee, when they would plan a cruise or a visit to the mainland. Alice saw “Heart” as a job and never missed a day without making plans for it. She was an “honoree” of the Heart Ball because she gave so much of her own heart as a volunteer.

Alice and Bob often had friends and family visit. A visit would include golf and strolls on the beach with Bob; fast walking, ice cream and latte’s with Alice! With either, you would meet the street people that they cared for along the way…. bringing them a lunch, umbrella, or just $5. Alice and Bob were no strangers to giving.

Alice was a person of great dignity, who always carried herself with great confidence and poise. She was a beautiful person whose big smile would light up a room either with a good joke or a welcoming “hello friend”. Alice was known by many as a bill capped, white haired, legally blind woman— sipping a latte at The Honolulu Coffee Company, with her coffee friends– Carol, Ilse, Kathleen, Helen, Jane, Flo and Abi. She was willing to share her politics and opinions of world problems…usually unsolicited and with little prompting. Alice had a listening ear that young and old alike would take advantage of often. After a visit with Alice, you knew she believed you to be special and important.

In 2008, Alice moved to the mainland to be closer to her brother Allan and niece Susan Wood her family, Orville, Donyea, and Jayden and niece Rita Mercer and her family Don, Andrew and Matt.

Missing her deeply, Alice’s first barista Jenny, followed by Susanna and Sam, along with her many coffee friends, kept in touch with Alice through calls, cards, presents, and visits.

Alice is interred at Punch Bowl with her Sweetie, Robert.
In lieu of flowers… Please, on behalf of your memories of Alice… “Pay it Forward”.

MASAMI “WALLY” “PORKY” TAKAHASHI

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

MASAMI “WALLY” “PORKY”
TAKAHASHI

Age 94, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away February 5, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 21, 1917 in Ewa, Hawaii. A retired Associated Steel detailer, also a member of Pearl City Community Church.

He is survived by son, Gary M. (Gail) Takahashi; daughters, Kathleen (Robert “Joe”) Yoshimura, Gail Kaneshiro of CA, Donna Takahashi; 4 grandchildren, Wade, Kimberly, Christine & Staci.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

SOLOMON “SOL” M. WONG

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

SOLOMON “SOL” M. WONG

Age 73, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away February 15, 2012 in Waianae. Born June 20, 1938 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of Kamehameha Schools Class of 1956. A retired civilian from the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy at Lualualei. A US Marine Corp veteran.

He is survived by wife, Verna Wong; son, Michael (Bernadette) Wong of Great Britain; daughter, Paz Cassidy of FL; step-son, Kenneth (Kim) Plake of CA; step-daughter, Jennifer (David) Cash; brothers, Clifford (Lani) Wong of Kauai, Joseph (Janet) Wong; sister, Annie (Ronald) Kim; 7 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (March 1) at Paradise Chapel; (87-125 Maipalaoa Rd., Maili) Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m. Friday, (March 2) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

Violet I. Golder

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

VIOLET I. GOLDER

86, of Honolulu, Hawaii died February 18th, 2012. She was born in Polson Montana, a graduate of Montana University, and a member of the Theta Rho at Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority. She was a wife and mother for over 50 years. After raising her family, she proudly went back to school and earned her Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of Hawaii. Upon obtaining her degree, she worked as an Art History Professor at Kapiolani Community College for over 10 years. She was a great teacher, talented painter, and staunch supporter of both equal and woman’s rights. Survived by son, Lance, sister, June-Ann, grandchildren Leila and Justin. Private services held.

Donna Norton (Piatelli)

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

DONNA NORTON (PIATELLI)

Surrounded by the love of family and friends since February 18, 1949, peacefully passed on February 15. Survived by husband Owen, daughter Shanna, son Michael, and brother Gary Piatelli.

Gifted hairstylist of Salon Vega. Avid tennis player and member of the Kailua Racquet Club. American Cancer Society volunteer.

She gracefully survived breast cancer in 1983.

Family and friends are invited to a life celebration to be held on Sunday, March 11, 5-8pm at the Kailua Racquet Club. Casual Attire.

She lived her life with abundance in every way and was “the rarest of kind.”

Please love each other and smile.

AMBROSIO PAPARICO DEMECILLO

Posted On February 27th, 2012 -

AMBROSIO PAPARICO DEMECILLO

Age 83, of Keaau, Big Island formerly of Ewa Beach, passed away January 28, 2012 in Keaau. Born October 20, 1928 in Kapaa, Kauai. Retired from Hickam Air Force Base as a painter. Welterweight boxer.

He is survived by son, Donovan Demecillo; brothers, Celino Demecillo, David (Dolly) Demecillo; sister, Marcela Oman; 1 granddaughter.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KENNETH TAKAO SAIKI

Posted On February 27th, 2012 -

KENNETH TAKAO SAIKI

Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away January 23, 2012 in Kuakini Medical Center. Born December 13, 1917 in Kauai, Hawaii.

He is survived by sons, Wayne K. (Tuyet) Saiki, Lyle T. (Yvonne) Saiki, Ryan H. (Robyn) Saiki; brother, James (Margie) Saiki of California; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grand-children.

Private Services were held.

DOROTHY LOUISE TRACEY

Posted On February 27th, 2012 -

DOROTHY LOUISE TRACEY

Age 91, of Waianae, passed away February 13, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born March 31, 1920. Member of the Soka Gakkai International Hawaii.

She is survived by son, James Wright; daughters, Anita Wright, Samantha Wright, Esther Takemoto; sister, Nell Wopperer; 5 grand-children; 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday 3/1 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KARNA LYNN MAGNO

Posted On February 27th, 2012 -

KARNA LYNN MAGNO

Age 47, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 11, 2012 in Pearl City. Born May 20, 1964 in New Port, Oregon. Was employed at Denny’s Restaurant in Kaneohe as a Manager.

She is survived by husband, Rudy C. Magno; sons, Justin Magno, Jarret Magno; mother, Sharon Leegos; sister, Danielle Parker.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROSE MILARE RODRIGUES

Posted On February 26th, 2012 -

ROSE MILARE RODRIGUES

Age 90, of Kaimuki, Hawaii passed away February 9, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 21, 1921 in Olaa, Hawaii. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Puerto Rican Association.

She is survived by son, John (Linda) Rodrigues and daughter Geri (James) Kahue (caregiver); 4 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters.

Visitation Monday March 5th 6 – 9 PM at Diamond Head Mortuary. Additional visitation Tuesday March 6th 9:30 – 11:30 AM at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

No Flowers. Aloha attire.

FREDERICK K. E. YUEN

Posted On February 26th, 2012 -

FREDERICK K. E. YUEN

88, of Kaneohe, passed peacefully on January 14, 2012. He retired as the owner of Honolulu Bag Supply. He was known for his light-hearted spirit and his jokes, many often kolohe. In his better years he would volunteer to sing a song or two, having sung along in lounges in Waikiki. He prided himself in his military experience, having served in the Philippines in World War II and later as a lieutenant colonel in the Hawaii State Guard. He is survived by his wife, Thelma, his son, Greg, and his sister, Eugenia Young. Private services were held.

MEVET B. AZADA

Posted On February 26th, 2012 -

MEVET B. AZADA

Age 51, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away February 11, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 6, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sergeant Azada a dedicated deputy for the Sherrif’s Department.

He is survived by sister, Dion A. (Darrick) Pohaku; nieces, Kristina Mitchell, Nicole Pohaku; nephew, Lance Pohaku.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

MILDRED ELIZABETH (SILVA) DUARTE

Posted On February 26th, 2012 -

MILDRED ELIZABETH (SILVA) DUARTE

Mildred Elizabeth (Silva) Duarte passed away after a long bout with heart failure and Alzheimer’s. She had been living in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Millie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 28, 1923, to Georgina and Ernest Silva. She married Anthony Duarte, a veteran of threewars who pre-deceased her in 1978.

Millie is survived by her children Lani Robbins, Tony, Bernhardt, Curtis (Gayle), Dana, Scott (Susan), Stephanie Whalen, and Gary; thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; sisters Vivian Spencer and Donna Soares; brother Frank Kahoohanohano Jr., and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed for her friendly ways and selfless giving to those she loved.

A mass will be said for her at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colorado Springs, on Monday, February 27 at 10:30 a.m. A future memorial service will take place in Honolulu where her remains will be placed next to her husband in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society or research on Alzheimer’s.

GEORGE HAMABATA

Posted On February 26th, 2012 -

GEORGE HAMABATA

85, of Kaneohe, died January 11, 2012. He was a retired Supervisor for Chevron Refinery. He served in the Army during WWII. He was born June 4, 1926 in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Kiyoko; sons, Cory (Paula), Jan (Beryl), Colin; daughter, Georgette Hamabata; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister Lynn Wong. Private services were held. Assisting funeral home; Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

NORMAN OKINAKA

Posted On February 26th, 2012 -

NORMAN OKINAKA

On February 14, 2012, Our dad, Norman Okinaka left us to join God’s “Coaching Staff”. He was born and raised in Palolo Valley on March 10, 1950. He was a graduate of Kaimuki High School Class of 1968 and worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Tool Designer for 37 years.

His passion included Fishing, Bowling, Coaching, Cooking, and Watching his children and grandchildren grow.

He was a member of the Pacific Casting Club and in 1982 joined the “100 Plus Ulua “club with 129 lbs. Ulua. He also placed in various statewide fishing tournaments.

He bowled in the AJA and other various Open leagues.

He coached Bobby Sox Softball, ASA Softball, Little League Baseball, Pop Warner Football, Pearl City High School JV Football and Semi Pro Football.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years Vanetta Cazimero. Sons Nathan Okinaka, Ryan Okinaka and Stephen Hanohano. Daughter Stacy Hanohano (Lester Kahalelehua) and grand children Jolene, Mikayla, Marcus, Malia and Andrew.

His mother Yukie “Doris” Okinaka, Sister Shirley Sakaguchi and Brother Warren (Lenora) Okinaka.

Services are being held at Nu’uanu Mortuary, Mar. 3rd with visitation at 430pm and service to start at 6pm.

The family would like to thank the many Doctors and Nurses of Castle Hospital, Ann Pearl Care Home and Island Hospice.

WILLIAM THOMAS “MIKE” TANNAHILL

Posted On February 26th, 2012 -

WILLIAM THOMAS “MIKE” TANNAHILL

Age 87, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 26, 2012 in Aiea. Born December 29, 1924 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

He is survived by wife, Elaine Tannahill; daughter, April (Dan) Easter; sons, Edward Tannahill, Richard (Kay) Tannahill, Michael Tannahill; brother, Abe (Pat) Tannahill of Oklahoma; caregiver, Cheryl Murakami; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grand-children.

Private services were held.

MARY LUKE PETTY

Posted On February 26th, 2012 -

MARY LUKE PETTY

Mary Luke Petty passed away peacefully on February 20, 2012 following a brief Illness. She was surrounded by loved ones to send her On her next journey. She is survived by her husband Kevin Petty and many family and friends.
Mary was born In Portland, Oregon on March 26, 1950. She was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii where she graduated from Kalani High School. Following a year of finishing school in London, she returned to Hawaii where she attended the University of Hawaii. She always had a passion for medicine so she moved to Boston where she worked her way through school and obtained her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree at Boston University in 1981.
She started her nursing career at the Massachusetts General Hospital eventually working her way up to
Assistant Head Nurse of a Medicine ward. Her nursing skills and compassion for patients were remarkable. It was during this time that she met and married her husband Kevin in 1986.
She moved to Silver Spring, Maryland in 1987 where she was a research oncology nurse at the National Institutes of Health. She later took a position at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda where she became a Certified Critical Care Nurse.
After some time, she decided to change her career direction and entered the travel Industry working as an agent for Ober United Travel in McLean, Virginia. She then moved to Dallas in 1991 where she continued her travel career with Graystone Travel.
In 1997, she moved to the Philadelphia area where she opened a CruiseOne franchise which she owned and operated. She was a member of the CruiseOne Advisory Board and Information Technology Subcommittee and was also an Accredited Cruise Counsellor for the Cruise lines International Association. She had many devoted and grateful clients all over the country whose lives she enriched by sending them on wonderful cruises.
Mary not only loved selling cruises but she loved going on them as well, traveling to destinations all over the world. In addition to cruising, Mary was passionate about Hawaiian music and all things Hawaiian. She particularly loved hula and became an accomplished hula dancer and performer in her final years. She was also an aficionado of single malt scotch.
Mary was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Aloha, Ku’u lei. A hui hau kakou.
Services and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the ASPCA.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran
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