Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DUANE FRANCIS KALEIOKALANI DAWSON SR.

Posted On September 16th, 2015 -

$nameDUANE FRANCIS KALEIOKALANI DAWSON SR. With grace, Kalani left this earth Thursday, July 9th, 2015. Brought into this world by his mother, Clarice Mapuana Bruhn Kapana and father, Arnold Richardson, Kalani's birth date was December 6th, 1945. Kalani was raised and nurtured by his grandmother and grand- father, Florence Lyman & Paul Ogden Dawson Sr. Kalani's siblings, sisters, Puaala Wong, Kaui Kapana, Mihala Lee, Michele Baird and brothers, Jarrett Bruhn, Abraham Kapana, Leighton Kapana, Sandy Kapana, Joseph Kapana, Francis Kapana, their spouses, children & ohana all appreciated and respected him. Kalani said, "my greatest accomplishment is my wife, Puna & the legacy of our children, Dondi, Rillo, Kalei, Dustin, Chelsey, Damon, Kristin, Denby, our grandchildren, Chassidy, Joey Sr., Chandi, Daron, Chanee, Tresten, Micah, Kalani Boy, Ryse, Hoakalei, British, Eonipono, Ayva, London, Kamakana, Meha, our great-grandchildren, Chawai, Jr., Hazyn, Xaenon, Levi, Gema, and Treyten." A celebration of Kalani's life will be held September 19th, 2015, at St. Anthony's Church, 48 Makawao St., Kailua. Visitation will begin at 9am folled by Mass at 10 am. Please join the family for a luncheon reception there at the Father Henry Memorial Hall.

ISAAC KU’ULEIALOHAKAIOKALEPONI AHUE (“IKE”)

Posted On September 16th, 2015 -

$nameISAAC KU'ULEIALOHAKAIOKALEPONI AHUE (IKE) On September 3, 2015, another quiet hero of the greatest generation passed away. He was 96 years young and lived a life of dedication, loyalty, and love. A kind and loving soul, Ike was fiercely dedicated to family and duty. He set a high standard for himself, inspiring those around him. A no-nonsense guy, he told it like it was. If you were in the wrong, he'd set you right; and, if you were doing right, you were the "best-est." Ike loved his family deeply and was loved greatly in return. As Chief Engineer with the Military Sea Transportation Services (MSTS), he held the rank of a U.S. Navy Captain. At one time he was one of only two marine engineers licensed to operate any ship across the Seven Seas. Throughout his 30-year career he received many commendations, always with great humility and great humor. On one occasion he saved a sinking ship that had already been abandoned by the Captain. When asked why he did so he humorously responded, "the water was too cold to jump in, so it was better to run it aground." Doing so not only saved the ship, but hundreds of crewmen still aboard. Born in Hana, Maui on April 17, 1919 to Charles and Mary Kahinu Kaleo Ahue and grandson to James and Louisa Tilton Kaleo, Ike was a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Class of 1938. He was predeceased by his first wife of 38 years, Matilda "Tillie" Wahinealoha Lee and 8 of his siblings. He is survived by 2 sisters, Angela (Richard) Rother, Gloria (Eddie) Heu; Rose Marie Large, his second wife of 36 years; daughters, Julie (Tyrone) Toussaint, Haidee (Les) Benedict; stepson, Scott (Terri) Kidd; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; and extended Ohana. Services: September 12, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California.

DORA (DODIE) M. POWLISON

Posted On September 16th, 2015 -

DORA (DODIE) M. POWLISON Aug. 31, 2015 Dora (Dodie) M. Powlison, 94, died peacefully at her home in Lanikai. She was the loving wife of the late Peter A. Powlison, and a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had worked for many years as a Central Union Pre-school teacher, and, after retirement, she greatly enjoyed traveling. Dodie was born in Port Townsend, Washington, and moved to Hawaii in 1948. She is survived and deeply loved by sons David and Daniel Powlison, by daughter Diane Powlison Smith, by 5 grandchildren (Peter Powlison, Gwenyth Powlison Ray, Hannah Powlison Belkovic, Parker Smith and Cameron Smith), and by 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on October 31 at 10:00 am, in the Atherton Chapel of Central Union Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Peter '40 and Dodie Powlison Endowed Scholarship at Punahou School or to the Alzheimer's Association.

ALLAN KALANI KEALOHA

Posted On September 15th, 2015 -

ALLAN KALANI KEALOHA Age 64, of Waimanalo, living in Las Vegas passed away. He was a retired Sheet Metal Union employee and currently with Vacations Hawaii. He is survived by sons Wendell Kealoha (Chantil) and Quentin Kealoha, daughter Alana Kealoha, and 5 grandchildren; siblings Marilyn Kim (Harry), Lanette Moleta (Harry), William Kaulu (Diana), John Kaulu (Aloha), Paulie Johnson (Rayvon), Mark Monroe, Tatiana Monroe Harrison, Allie Mae Jeremiah, Dwayne Kanealoha Jeremiah, and Val Kalani Lorenzo. Memorial Celebration will be Sunday September 20th, 1pm at the Waimanalo Hawaiian Homestead Halau 41-253 Ilauhole St. Waimanalo. No flowers. Casual attire.

Alex Leong

Posted On September 15th, 2015 -

ALEX LEONG Alex Leong became a friend to everyone in need due to his self-sacrificing, inclusive, and humble attitude. Leong died on August 28, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 70 years old. He was born on March 19, 1945 in Honolulu, Hawaii and was raised as the third oldest son in a family of five children in Kaimuki to parents Sun and Irene Leong. He graduated from Punahou School and Pomona College with a degree in Psychology. Leong worked for 42 years at the Board of Water Supply for the City and County of Honolulu, his first job out of college and last job before retirement. One of his most generous achievements was becoming a "Super Donor" with the Blood Bank of Hawaii. Over his lifetime Leong donated 123 pints (over 15 gallons), potentially saving 370 lives. He had a gentle disposition taking pleasure in simplicity such as reading and visiting national parks. As one friend noted, "How could anyone but love Alex -- his wry sense of humor, his loyal friendship, his steadfastness and dependability, his sweet and unassuming manner, his intelligence and down-to-earth common sense." Friendships with Leong ran deep and long, some friendships going all the way back to his childhood years at Community Church of Honolulu. Leong enjoyed the supporting role to others and never sought the limelight or credit for successes. Friends enjoyed his company because he let others be their special selves. Leong is survived by his wife Tina, his three step-daughters Jennifer Tom, Christina (Colin) Hazama, and Katie Tom (Marcelo) Alba as well as his siblings Denis (Diantha) Leong, Cornelia Sandborn and Chris (Laura) Leong. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation from 9:30 am-11 am; Services at 11 am followed by private inurnment; aloha attire. No flowers.

CATALINA AGONOY SARINAS

Posted On September 15th, 2015 -

CATALINA AGONOY SARINAS Age 88, of Lahaina, Maui, HI, passed away August 17, 2015 in Lahaina, Maui. Formerly of Wahiawa, HI. Born November 18, 1926 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Dole Company. Member of International Christian Fellowship in Maui. She is survived by son, Benedicto (Diana) Mariano; daughter, Leandra (Pablo) Celiz; brothers, Esteban (Juling) Agonoy, Jacinto (Aurea) Agonoy; sisters, Felipa Galanza, Cecilia Bagcal, Maria Fernandez, Apolonia Madariaga; 4 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday (Sept. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Monday (Sept. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

SHIZUYO “PANSY” ASAO

Posted On September 14th, 2015 -

SHIZUYO PANSY ASAO Age 94, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 1, 2015 in Aiea. Born January 5, 1921 in Aiea. Member of Aiea United Methodist Church. She is survived by son, Edward Asao; daughters, Sharyl (David) Smith, Cynthia Asao; sisters, Laura Nakagawa, Myrtle Leong; 10 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Sept 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Aiea United Methodist Church.

ARTHUR BATTUNG

Posted On September 14th, 2015 -

ARTHUR BATTUNG Age 63, of Waipahu, passed away August 21, 2015 in Honolulu. Born August 5, 1952 in Manila, Philippines. Graduate of Farrington High School/Class 1970; Member of the Carpenters Union Local 745. He is survived by sons, Sage (Crystal) Battung, Arthur Raymond Battung of WA, Andrew Battung of WA, Kyle Battung; daughters, Nicole (Brandon) Baniaga, Ashley (Keoki) Smith, Trisha-Ann Battung; brother, Darell Battung; sisters, Antonina Willits, Aida (Randy) Otey, Darlynn (Edwin) Shinsato; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 9/18 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Mary N.Y. Hillman

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

MARY N.Y. HILLMAN 88 of Kailua, Retired Supply Supervisor for Anderson Air Force Base on Guam (38 years). She is survived by son Wayne Chun, grandsons, Wailani and Hanalei Chun, grandaughter, Cecily Chun, and great grandsons, Kaimana and Kainalu Chun. Also survived by sisters: Lina Sato, Angeline Nakamura, Margaret Nicol, Brothers: Robert and Scott Young. Visitation: 9:30 am, Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Burial at 1:00 pm, Valley of the Temples.

CAESAR GOUVEIA PACHECO JR.

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

$nameCAESAR GOUVEIA PACHECO JR. 74, passed away on August 25, 2015 at Castle Hospital with his family at his side. He is survived by wife Verna Salsedo, son Randal (Marjorie), grand- daughter Rebecca Arielle (Laa'Kea) Wigen and grandson Zachary Pacheco, family and friends. He was born November 15, 1940 in Honolulu. Graduated from Roosevelt High School Class of '58 and served in the Army after High School. He retired from GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company after 30 years of service. A man who loved his Church, Caesar served on various ministries, was Deacon and on the Board of Kailua Assembly of God. The Family wishes to thank the caring Castle Personal Care Team: Terry, Susan, Kerina, Nancy and Karen; his doctors, Dr. Andy Iizuka and Dr. Michiko Bruno; the loving staff of Wilson Senior Living Home and the wonderful doctors and nursing staff of Castle Medical Center. Celebration of Life held on Thursday September 24th at Kailua Assembly of God Church. Visitation: 9 am - 10 am; Service 10 am - 11 am. Aloha Attire. No Flowers.

BETTY ANN LYMAN KEALA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

BETTY ANN LYMAN KEALA Betty Ann Lyman Keala, age 84, passed away peacefully at home on August 30th from natural causes. Betty Ann was born April 14, 1931 in Hilo, Hawaii and was the daughter of Senator Richard Ka’ilihiwa Lyman and Beatrice Ida Culman. She is survived by her husband Francis A. Keala, her daughter Frances Ann (Keala) Rothwell and her sons John and Mark as well as her brother Carl Lyman. She is also survived by four grandchildren and a great grandson. She graduated from Punahou in 1948 and received a Bachelor’s and Masters of Science degree from the University of Hawaii and co-founded Pacific Computer Associates in the early 1980’s. She was very active in the Hawaii community and served on the board as president and trustee for many local organizations. She followed in her father’s footsteps in giving back to the land and people of Hawaii. In 1994, she helped publish “Ho’omana’o: Thoughts by Richard Lyman,” a compilation of her father’s papers. Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty Ann may be made to Hawaiian Mission Houses, Honolulu, HI.

CAESAR GOUVEIA PACHECO JR.

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

$nameCAESAR GOUVEIA PACHECO JR. 74, passed away on August 25, 2015 at Castle Hospital with his family at his side. He is survived by wife Verna Salsedo, son Randal (Marjorie), grand- daughter Rebecca Arielle (Laa’Kea) Wigen and grandson Zachary Pacheco, family and friends. He was born November 15, 1940 in Honolulu. Graduated from Roosevelt High School Class of ’58 and served in the Army after High School. He retired from GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company after 30 years of service. A man who loved his Church, Caesar served on various ministries, was Deacon and on the Board of Kailua Assembly of God. The Family wishes to thank the caring Castle Personal Care Team: Terry, Susan, Kerina, Nancy and Karen; his doctors, Dr. Andy Iizuka and Dr. Michiko Bruno; the loving staff of Wilson Senior Living Home and the wonderful doctors and nursing staff of Castle Medical Center. Celebration of Life held on Thursday September 24th at Kailua Assembly of God Church. Visitation: 9 am – 10 am; Service 10 am – 11 am. Aloha Attire. No Flowers.

Ellen Yayoe Miyashiro

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

$nameELLEN YAYOE MIYASHIRO 58, died July 19, 2015 at the Liliha Health Care Center. She was pre-deceased by parents, Charles and Katherine Miyashiro and sister, Laurie M. She is survived by brother Randall W. (Frances), sisters, Donna K., and Carla C. (Eric) Chang, two nieces, three nephews and two grand-nephews. Private services.

MARGARET J. DROSE a.k.a. LINDA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

MARGARET J. DROSE a.k.a LINDA Age 92, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away August 11, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born March 6, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, Clarence S. Drose; sons, Mel (Pat) Cremer, Hal Cremer; daughters, Karen (Bill) Oury, Tracy Cremer; sisters, Rita Stair, Marie Mendes; 7 grand- children; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Friday (Sept. 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Ellen Yayoe Miyashiro

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

$nameELLEN YAYOE MIYASHIRO 58, died July 19, 2015 at the Liliha Health Care Center. She was pre-deceased by parents, Charles and Katherine Miyashiro and sister, Laurie M. She is survived by brother Randall W. (Frances), sisters, Donna K., and Carla C. (Eric) Chang, two nieces, three nephews and two grand-nephews. Private services.

YOKICHI “KOKOMO” HOKAMA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

YOKICHI KOKOMO HOKAMA Age 91, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 3, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born April 29, 1924 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. Yokichi was a U.S. Army veteran who served with the Battery C 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Retired from U.S.P.S. after 30 years of service. He is survived by brothers, Walter C. Hokama, George T. (Ellen) Hokama, Charles S. (Joyce) Hokama, Robert T. (Aileen) Hokama, Herbert H. (Hwa Sun) Hokama; sisters, Jane M. Kawana, Betty A. (Norman) Nishimura, Florence Y. (Kenneth Matsumura) Morishige, Ethel K. (Thomas) Shimabukuro; numerous nieces & nephews. Private services were held.

YOKICHI “KOKOMO” HOKAMA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

YOKICHI KOKOMO HOKAMA Age 91, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 3, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born April 29, 1924 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. Yokichi was a U.S. Army veteran who served with the Battery C 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Retired from U.S.P.S. after 30 years of service. He is survived by brothers, Walter C. Hokama, George T. (Ellen) Hokama, Charles S. (Joyce) Hokama, Robert T. (Aileen) Hokama, Herbert H. (Hwa Sun) Hokama; sisters, Jane M. Kawana, Betty A. (Norman) Nishimura, Florence Y. (Kenneth Matsumura) Morishige, Ethel K. (Thomas) Shimabukuro; numerous nieces & nephews. Private services were held.

LESLIE “LES” WALKER STEWART, JR.

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

$nameLESLIE LES WALKER STEWART, JR. Leslie "Les" Walker Stewart, Jr., 70, beloved husband, loving father and "Papa", passed away peacefully in Wahiawa on August 18, 2015. He was born in Honolulu on September 14, 1944. Les retired after 47 years of service as Chief of the Casualty & Mortuary Affairs, Department of the Army. He was a specialist in search, recovery and identification of war veterans who died in service of their country during World War II, Korea, Grenada and Vietnam, and was instrumental in their repatriation and return to their families. Les also retired as Command Sergeant Major, US Army Reserves, 29th Brigade. He was a true patriot who served with dedication, compassion and respect. He is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Haroldine "Dee" Stewart; daughters, Celeste (Ryan) Pagan, Carice (Bronson) Carrizosa; hanai daughter, Deidreana Maluyo-Gilman; hanai son, Daniel Gilman; stepsons, Derwin, Dustin and Dwight Gilman; stepdaughter, Darnell Maluyo; sister, Annette Gaylord; 18 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren; faithful & loyal companion, Koa. Celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015, at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Visitation 9:00-11:00 a.m. Service 11:00 a.m.-12 noon. Committal service with full military honors to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl at 2pm. Aloha attire, no flowers.

JUNE Y. KIMURA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

JUNE Y. KIMURA Age 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 31, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 14, 1942 in Lihue, Kauai, HI. June was a former speech therapist for the Department of Education – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. She is survived by husband, Ernest Kimura; sons, Kyle Kimura, Bryan (Faye) Kimura, Darryl (Melanie) Kimura; daughter, Cheryl Kimura; sisters, Doris Yamaguchi, Amy Murata, Betty (Tatsuo) Tanaka; 5 grandchildren. Private services held.

JUNE Y. KIMURA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

JUNE Y. KIMURA Age 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 31, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 14, 1942 in Lihue, Kauai, HI. June was a former speech therapist for the Department of Education - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. She is survived by husband, Ernest Kimura; sons, Kyle Kimura, Bryan (Faye) Kimura, Darryl (Melanie) Kimura; daughter, Cheryl Kimura; sisters, Doris Yamaguchi, Amy Murata, Betty (Tatsuo) Tanaka; 5 grandchildren. Private services held.

ROSA ABRAHAM ESCOBER

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

ROSA A. ESCOBER Age 91, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away August 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. She is survived by sons, Antonio (Mercy) Escober, Jose (Cecelia) Escober, Jr.; daughters, Ofelia Escober, Helen Moran, Mila (Cornelio) Rubio; daughters- in-law, Carmelita Escober, Francia Escober; 12 grand- children; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

BETTY ANN LYMAN KEALA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

BETTY ANN LYMAN KEALA Betty Ann Lyman Keala, age 84, passed away peacefully at home on August 30th from natural causes. Betty Ann was born April 14, 1931 in Hilo, Hawaii and was the daughter of Senator Richard Ka'ilihiwa Lyman and Beatrice Ida Culman. She is survived by her husband Francis A. Keala, her daughter Frances Ann (Keala) Rothwell and her sons John and Mark as well as her brother Carl Lyman. She is also survived by four grandchildren and a great grandson. She graduated from Punahou in 1948 and received a Bachelor's and Masters of Science degree from the University of Hawaii and co-founded Pacific Computer Associates in the early 1980's. She was very active in the Hawaii community and served on the board as president and trustee for many local organizations. She followed in her father's footsteps in giving back to the land and people of Hawaii. In 1994, she helped publish "Ho'omana'o: Thoughts by Richard Lyman," a compilation of her father's papers. Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty Ann may be made to Hawaiian Mission Houses, Honolulu, HI.

CONSTANCIO NERI GIONSON

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

CONSTANCIO NERI GIONSON Age 83, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 11, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born September 1, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He retired as a machinist for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and was a lifelong musician. He is survived by spouse, Arkelina Louise Gionson; sons, Steven Gionson, Ronald (Elmira) Gionson, Vance (Karen) Gionson, Chet Gionson; daughters, Cynthia Martinez, Lynda Gionson, Karen (Gilbert) Gionson-Coloma; brother, Aniano “Yano” Gionson; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m., Friday (Sept. 18) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1010 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Bruial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ROSA ABRAHAM ESCOBER

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

ROSA A. ESCOBER Age 91, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away August 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. She is survived by sons, Antonio (Mercy) Escober, Jose (Cecelia) Escober, Jr.; daughters, Ofelia Escober, Helen Moran, Mila (Cornelio) Rubio; daughters- in-law, Carmelita Escober, Francia Escober; 12 grand- children; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

LESTER L. MULLER

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

LESTER L. MULLER Age 57, of Kapolei, HI, passed away July 27, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 25, 1957 in Honolulu, HI. Owner of LM Bookkeeping & Tax Service. He is survived by step-father, Ted Sato; brother, Victor Bermea; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Saturday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Gale Smith Nakano

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

GALE SMITH NAKANO Age 63, of Honolulu passed away on August 24, 2015 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. She passed peacefully with the family around her. We all love her and will deeply miss her. She was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Robert N. Smith and Shirley M. Switzer. They moved to Royal Oak, Michigan, and she graduated from Dondero High School, Class of 1970. She moved to Hawaii in the early seventies and never looked back. She became a true kamaaina "chop sticks, lau lau and spam musubi". She loved listing Hawaii as her home state. She traveled extensively between Hawaii and Michigan. She was the longtime Kauai sales rep for Alert Alarm and had many very good friends on the Garden Isle. She will always be remembered as the haole lady with the Japanese last name. She loved sports, especially high school football. She will forever be a St. Louis High School football supporter. Family was everything to her, mom, grandma, wife, aunty, she was a lot of things to a lot of people. She is survived by husband Roger; sons Nicolas and Todd; daughter Kaitlin; grandson Noah; brother Gary Smith and sister Joyce Griffin. Visitation 4:30 pm on 19 Sept at Calvary By The Sea Chapel, service at 5:30 pm. Very casual attire. No flowers. Bring photos.

Lorraine “Bernie” Brown

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

LORRAINE BERNIE BROWN On August 9, 2015 she peacefully transitioned from her home in Hilo to Heaven. Born in Honolulu wife of late Guy V. Brown & Daniel C. Eubanks daughter of Margaret & Abel Medeiros of Medeiros Optical, granddaughter of M/M Manual Calhau of Civic Auditorium & first movie theatres in Hawaii. Survived by daughter Cynthia Kia Abilay, fiancé Truston Davis, sons Guy Dennis Brown, Abel Thomas Brown, wife Sharon .Grandchildren Anthony Perry, Brandon, wife May, Tyler, fiancée Lexie, Abel Brown, Hanai granddaughter Malia French Floyd. Great granddaughters Everleigh, Avery. Remember to Laugh! Services Sat. 9/26 at 10:15am Valley of the Temples Chapel, followed by burial & luncheon.

CONSTANCIO NERI GIONSON

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

CONSTANCIO NERI GIONSON Age 83, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 11, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born September 1, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He retired as a machinist for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and was a lifelong musician. He is survived by spouse, Arkelina Louise Gionson; sons, Steven Gionson, Ronald (Elmira) Gionson, Vance (Karen) Gionson, Chet Gionson; daughters, Cynthia Martinez, Lynda Gionson, Karen (Gilbert) Gionson-Coloma; brother, Aniano "Yano" Gionson; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m., Friday (Sept. 18) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1010 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Bruial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gale Smith Nakano

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

GALE SMITH NAKANO Age 63, of Honolulu passed away on August 24, 2015 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. She passed peacefully with the family around her. We all love her and will deeply miss her. She was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Robert N. Smith and Shirley M. Switzer. They moved to Royal Oak, Michigan, and she graduated from Dondero High School, Class of 1970. She moved to Hawaii in the early seventies and never looked back. She became a true kamaaina “chop sticks, lau lau and spam musubi”. She loved listing Hawaii as her home state. She traveled extensively between Hawaii and Michigan. She was the longtime Kauai sales rep for Alert Alarm and had many very good friends on the Garden Isle. She will always be remembered as the haole lady with the Japanese last name. She loved sports, especially high school football. She will forever be a St. Louis High School football supporter. Family was everything to her, mom, grandma, wife, aunty, she was a lot of things to a lot of people. She is survived by husband Roger; sons Nicolas and Todd; daughter Kaitlin; grandson Noah; brother Gary Smith and sister Joyce Griffin. Visitation 4:30 pm on 19 Sept at Calvary By The Sea Chapel, service at 5:30 pm. Very casual attire. No flowers. Bring photos.

MINORU ISOBE

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

MINORU ISOBE MINORU ISOBE, 97, of Honolulu, retired sugarcane agronomist, died in Honolulu on August 17, 2015. Born on October 1, 1917 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, raised in Kukuiuila, Kauai, one of seven children. Agronomy Dept Head of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Assn and an international consultant. Survived by his wife of 68 years, Esther H.; daughters Amy (Tom) Yamashita, Ellyn (Blake) Nuibe, Ina Isobe (Paul Nishimoto); grandchildren Andrew Nuibe (Jeralyn Irei), Michael Fujioka, Kelly Nuibe, Annie Yamashita. Predeceased by daughter Lisa. Memorial service Saturday, September 19: Visitation 10:00 a.m., Service 11:00 a.m. at Waiokeola Congregational Church. Aloha attire.

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