Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DR. CLIFFORD KOON WAI CHOCK

Posted On March 28th, 2012 -

DR. CLIFFORD KOON WAI CHOCK

85, of Honolulu, peaceably passed away on March 14, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice. He was born on May 29, 1926 in Honolulu and was the youngest of 13 children of Chock Chee and Lau Ah Look. He graduated from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia in 1949. In the 55 years as an anesthesiologist, he organized the first private anesthesia group in Honolulu and was part of the first transplant team at St. Francis Hospital. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a great father, brother, uncle, and respected colleague. He is now reunited with his wife, Polly, who he loved dearly.

Herbert H. Kikukawa

Posted On March 28th, 2012 -

HERBERT H. KIKUKAWA
1934-2012

Herbert H. Kikukawa of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away peacefully at Castle Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. He was 77. Born and raised in Kaunakakai, Molokai, he was a graduate of Lahainaluna High, Marquette University and Michigan State University where he studied forestry. Herb served in the US Army and Army Reserve, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1986. His passion was in his 33-year career as a forester with the State of Hawaii. For 28 years he served as the Oahu District Forester and later Oahu District Land Manager where he oversaw the island’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife before retiring in 1996. Many people enjoy Oahu via the trails that were planned and developed under his guidance. He loved the outdoors, he loved these islands and he loved his family.

Herb was predeceased by his mother Mayo Kimura, father Yukio Kikukawa, brother George Kikukawa, sister Edith Lum and son Thomas Kikukawa.

He is survived by his sister Alicia Lum, son Randall Kikukawa and partner Gregory Fisher, son Robert Kikukawa and wife Merle Kikukawa, daughter Susan Lewis and husband Stephan Lewis, daughter Anne Kikukawa and husband Reed Lewis, son Gregory Kikukawa and partner Anabel Sarpamones, son David Kikukawa, son John Pacada and daughter Allyson Ebalaroza and husband Troy Ebalaroza. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Daniel Kikukawa, Ryan Sills, Torey Kikukawa, Joelle Kikukawa, Elijah Ebalaroza, Taylon Ebalaroza and Kobe Ebalaroza.

The family can be contacted through Greg Kikukawa; gkikukawa@juno.com or 808-739-6404. Services will be held on Saturday, March 31 by the family. Visit the obituaries at www.dignitymemorial.com for information.

WALLACE “WALLY” HATSUICHI NAKAMA

Posted On March 27th, 2012 -

WALLACE “WALLY” HATSUICHI NAKAMA

Age 77, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 10, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 28, 1934 in Wailuku, Hawaii. Retired gunnery sergeant with the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by wife, Hatsuko Nakama; sons, Rodney (Jneva) Nakama, Raymond Nakama, Robert Nakama, Ronald (Karen) Nakama, Michael Nakama; daughter, Debbie Nakama; brothers, Walter Nakama, James Nakama; sisters, Elaine (George) Maemori, Karen Okubo; brother-in-law, Shigeru
Shiroma; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual/ Aloha Attire.

ANN A. UYEHARA

Posted On March 27th, 2012 -

ANN A. UYEHARA

Age 56, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away March 6, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 21, 1955 in Ewa, Hawaii.

She is survived by brothers, Logan Uyehara, Ted (Kathleen) Uyehara.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

DONALD A. BECK

Posted On March 27th, 2012 -

DONALD A. BECK

79, of Honolulu, died Dec. 28, 2011 in Littleton, CO with family by his side. Don was raised in Nashville, attended Vanderbilt University, and moved to Dallas where he met his wife Sally. Don and Sally moved to Hawaii in 1956 while Don was in the Navy. Don then attended law school and practiced law at Cades Schutte. Years later, Don started Beck and Taylor, a Christian law firm. Don and Sally were very involved in New Hope church. Survived by brothers Dale and Robert SR., children Diann, Teresa (Mike), and Alan (Peggy), and grandchildren David and Ashlyn. Memorial Service at New Hope Church Sand Island on Mon April 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm. www.drinkwinemortuary. com for more info and condolences.

FILOMENA GASPAR LUIS

Posted On March 26th, 2012 -

FILOMENA GASPAR LUIS

Age 85, of Waipahu, passed a way February 27, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born May 30, 1926 in the Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Agustin Luis; sons, Dominador (Elsie) Luis, Rodolfo (Emerlita) Luis; daughters, Cita Domingo, Anita (Nathaniel) Joaquin; brother, Andres Gaspar; sister, Francisca Manibog, 7 grand-children; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday 3/29 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Friday 3/30 at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St, Mass 11:00 a.m.
Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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.

JOHN ROSE

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

JOHN ROSE
Feb 15, 1942 – Feb 14, 2012

Of Wahiawa, HI. John returned home to be with his wife Ava Ogata-Rose, who preceded him on Apr 12, 11. John and Ava were former employees of Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Survived by brother, Bill (Carol) Rose and family of AZ, and extended family in HI & MN.

John spent his last month visiting his friends in HI, CA and NV. Thank you to all of his wonderful co-workers and friends at Star Advertiser, Las Vegas Review Journal, San Jose Mercury News, State of HI Agriculture/Measurement Standards, and others throughout the 50 states.

Please celebrate John’s life by living each day to the fullest, and enjoying time with family and friends.

Abigail Hauolinaninohea “Haoli” Chase

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

ABIGAIL HAUOLINANINOHEA “HAOLI” CHASE

Age 60 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away March 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born Oct. 6, 1951 in Honolulu.

She is survived by Son, Ruiaiterangi Chase; Brothers, Charles Basso, Jr., Herbert Basso.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday 3/29 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00am Friday 3/30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-Auwaiolimu ward, (1931 Lusitana st., Hon) Service 11:00 am. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers Welcome.

Robert Koichi Miyashiro

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

ROBERT KOICHI MIYASHIRO
April 20, 1939 –
February 12, 2012

Memorial services for the late Robert Koichi Miyashiro, 72 year old, Kauai born resident of Gardena, California who passed away on Feb 12, 2012, will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Olivet Baptist Church, 1775 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Hi. Visitation at 4:30 pm and Services at 5:30 pm. Casual Attire.
Robert is survived by wife Judi Miyashiro, daughter, Ruby Asahina of California; son Wendel( Diane) Miyashiro of California; grandchildren, Andrew (Kounei) and Aaron Asahina of Japan, Robert and Dustin Miyashiro of California; mother, Yuriko Miyashiro; brother, Charles (Carol) Miyashiro; sister, Loretta (William) Sato.

DAVID S. SHIMOMURA

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

In Loving Memory of
DAVID S. SHIMOMURA
1925-2012

Of Kailua-Kona, HI died on March 3rd, 2012 of natural causes. He was born in Puunene, Maui on April 7th, 1925. He lived a happy, long and blessed life. The best thing in his life was his 63 years of marriage to Yaeko. They were proud parents of their two children, Peter and Joyce. He has lived a full life with no regrets.
He served his country as a soldier in World War II. He used the GI Bill of Rights to earn a Master’s degree in social work. This led him to a long career in state government in positions that were very challenging satisfying, and rewarding.
His life was filled with many good things that occurred; very helpful associations with people who affected his life; close friends who were very kind and helpful and enjoyed mutually beneficial close relationships.
He was able to experience and enjoy many educational, artistic and other hobbies to make him a well-rounded fellow.
David did not want a funeral for any mourning of his death. He instead wanted to let all his relatives and friends to just know that he died a happy man wishing everyone a fond farewell with his thanks for the great help and good times that he and his family enjoyed. He wanted to announce his death with his last goodbye with his deep feeling of appreciation for all the kind and wonderful friendships he received that helped him and his family have a more enjoyable life. He wanted to have those he left to be happy for David’s time on earth instead of being sad of his death.
He is survived by loving wife Yaeko and two children, Peter and Joyce.
There will be a Celebration of Life at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club clubhouse at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua Kona on March 31st from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Please, no flowers or donations to charity.

LEONG WAH CHUN

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

LEONG WAH CHUN

96, was born on January 26, 1916, in Honolulu. He passed away on February 11, 2012. He was predeceased by wife Helen Kam Yuk Chun. He is survived by sons, Edgar C.Y. Chun (Kathy) Los Angeles CA., Eric C.Y. Chun (Pat), Everett C.S. Chun (Barbara) Gig Harbor WA, and daughter Edwina K.S. Lau (Ernest). Grand Children: Ryan Chun, Marlene Hainer, Jaden Chun, Jadelyn Chun, Chad Lau, and Matthew Chun. Great grand children: Marshall Hainer, Xavier Chun and Matthew Chun. Surviving sisters and brothers are, Helen S.S Kau, Henry L.Y. Chun, Edmund L.F. Chun, and Betty S.H. Chee.
Leong Wah Chun, is a graduate of McKinley High School and Mun Lun Chinese School. He retired as a Honolulu City & County Assistant Fire Chief, was stationed at many Oahu fire stations. He was very proud of being a fireman and to have been on duty, as a Hoseman, on Dec. 7th, 1941, continuously fighting fires for 7 days, not going home during those days. He was an excellent cook who enjoyed cooking for the fireman on duty at the fire stations, and for his family and friends. After retirement, he enjoyed his world-wide travels with wife Helen, and especially his many trips to China, where he supported the Yao Tiao Village School. He was an avid golfer, who played golf frequently with his many friends at Ala Wai Golf Course. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, always there to help and support his family.
Celebration of Life at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Saturday, April 7, 2012, Visitation from 9:00 AM, Firemen Pass-In-Review and services begin at 10:00.AM. Burial to follow at 1:00 PM. Casual attire

ELSON MUN HEE HUNG

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

ELSON MUN HEE HUNG

64,of Southborough, MA died on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, after a long illness.
Born in Honolulu, and lived in Hawaii and Washington before settling in Southborough. He was a graduate of Gonzaga University of Spokane, WA and went on to serve in the United States Army Reserve before working for Sun Life Insurance and rising to Vice President of Operations for the United States market. A lifelong billiards and poker enthusiast, he will always be remembered for his devotion and generosity by all who knew him.
He was a loving husband to Chryseis, and devoted father of Eric and Steven Hung all of MA.
His ashes will be transported to Hawaii where he will be returned to the earth that created him.
Please send any memorial contributions in his memory to the Blaire House, 116 Houghton Street, Worcester, MA 01604.
A hui hou kakou

ANNA H. COLEMAN

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

ANNA H. COLEMAN

In Loving Memory of Mom, grandma, and great grandma. Age 86 of Papakolea, Honolulu, 10/4/1925-2/15/2012. Born Koloa, Kauai. Survived by daughter: Shirley Ebinger, Sons: Weston, Gary, Mark Coleman, Sister: Manuiki Lono. Services: Mililani Mauka Mortuary March 27, 2012 (tues.) Vistation 9am Services @ 11:30am Burial: 12:30pm. Flowers Welcome.

BERNADETTE “BERNIE” “BUNNY” A. GOSHIMA

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

BERNADETTE “BERNIE” “BUNNY” A. GOSHIMA

Age 67 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on March 12, 2012 at her residence. Born July 17, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a retired Accountant from the State Attorney General’s Office. She was also retired from Sears and Robacks as a Cashier. Survived by: Mother: Dorothy Goshima; brother: Michael (Sue Ann) Goshima and sister: Mary Ann Goshima; nephews: Ryan and Brandon Goshima. Vistation Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service 12:45 p.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

THOMAS MADISON “GUY” KEY JR.

Posted On March 25th, 2012 -

THOMAS MADISON “GUY” KEY JR.

44, of Waianae died on March 1, 2012. He is survived by sons Thomas M. III and Taisen Key; daughter Madison Kea; and granddaughter Taizhalei Key; and 5 sisters. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. March 31 at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., 1st Rd. off Nanakuli Ave.

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.

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.


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