Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HELEN HATSUKO NAKATANI

Posted On April 6th, 2014 -

HELEN HATSUKO NAKATANI Age 83, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 22, 2014 in Pearl City. Born May 15,1930 in Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, HI. Member of the Haleiwa Jodo Mission. She is survived by husband, Yoshimori Nakatani; son, Miles (Laura) Nakatani; 1 grandchild. Private Services held. Please no monetary offerings.

RUPERTA G. DE LA CRUZ

Posted On April 6th, 2014 -

RUPERTA G. DE LA CRUZ 91, of Waialua, a remarkable and beloved individual, passed away peacefully on March 11 at home in Whitmore. Born April 14, 1922, in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She worked at Dole and Del Monte Pineapple companies and served as a foster care parent. Member of the United Vintarinians of Hawaii. She is survived by sons Santiago (Charlene) Valdez, Michael Valdez, Absalon (Linda) Valdez; Jose Rick de la Cruz; daughters Ely (Alejandro) V. Bolosan, Asuncion Valdez, Erlinda (Virgilio) Francisco, Norma (Randall) Kop and Nora de la Cruz; 28 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and loving caregivers Eva Bantolina and Rose Chavez. Mrs. de la Cruz’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, Mauka Chapel. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. with lunch to follow. Casual attire.

LEICHI HIGASHIGUCHI

Posted On April 6th, 2014 -

4-6 LEICHI HIGASHIGUCHILEICHI HIGASHIGUCHI Age 87, of Honolulu passed away peacefully on March 15, 2014 in Straub Hospital. Born April 4, 1926 in Hana, Maui Hawaii to Jujieo and Natsue Higashiguchi, Leichi attended Hana Elementary and High School. After high school, he served his country in the European theater during WWII as part of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry. After the war, he returned to Maui, and met and married the love of his life, Mildred Benevides. They were married for sixty-seven blissful years. A successful business man and entreprenuer, Leichi was the owner and president of Eastgate Distributors, a company he founded in 1981, specializing in the manufacture and fabrication of window covering. The consumate salesman, he spent his early career in sales for both Island Venetian Blind Company and Trends of Hawaii, rising to the position of sales manager. Leichi enjoyed the outdoors and working with youth. He spent 15 years as scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 29 at Star of the Sea School. During his tenure, the Troop won many local awards and scout competitions and produced many Eagle Scouts. He was the recipient of the St. George Medal, the highest award offered in Catholic scouting and the Honolulu District Award. Many of “Mr. H’s” former scouts are now successful contributing members to society includig doctors, attorneys, business people and two generals. Leichi was a very active member and supporter of Star of the Sea Church. He was a regular lector at Sunday Mass and one of the original members of Club51. Leichi was passionate about University of Hawaii sports, especially football and basketball. He was a season ticket holder for both from Honolulu Stadium and Blaisdell Center days. Leichi is survived by hid wife Mildred of Honolulu, Daughters Laurie (Greg) Planas of Kauai, Julie Higashiguchi of Honolulu, Sons Mark (Faith) Hiashiguchi of Waipahu and Dennis (Kathleen) Higashiguchi of Honolulu, Brother George (Diane) Higashiguchi or Maui, 14 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren, and his beloved cat Taizo. Visitation 4/9 Wed. at 9:30 a.m. at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aikoa Street, Hon 96871, Mass at 11:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the parish social hall. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

SHEREE KING

Posted On April 6th, 2014 -

4-6 SHEREE KINGSHEREE KING Age 56, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born November 10, 1957 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by husband, Walter D. King; son, Jonathan King; daughter, Kristina (Alan) Kinoshita; mother, Agnes A. Amuro; brothers, Wayne Amuro, Warren (Cindy) Amuro; sister, Naomi Amuro; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LOIS COLEY

Posted On April 6th, 2014 -

4-6 LOIS COLEYLOIS COLEY Lois Coley died at home November 1, 2014, in Grass Valley, CA, following a brief illness. Interment will be at Punchbowl Cemetery in Honolulu on April 14, where Lois will join her husband, Captain V. J. (Jack) Coley, USN (Ret), who died in 2001. (Ceremony details: 530-305-0531.) Lois was born February 10, 1918, to Clarence T. Stevenson of the Stockton Police Department and the former Alice Howie Crozier of Honolulu. Her father went on to federal law enforcement and served as warden of Oahu Prison during the 1940s. Lois grew up in Honolulu where she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1936. She attended Mills College and the University of Washington. She returned to Honolulu and was working for Hawaiian Electric Company when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. Her brother, Campbell W. Stevenson had a long career with Cooke Trust and First Hawaiian Bank in Honolulu. Lois met her husband in early 1942, when he was a naval aviator stationed at Kaneohe Naval Air Station, where he had survived the December 7th attack. Lois accompanied Jack to many duty stations as he served 20 years in the Navy. Following military service, they lived in Granada Hills, CA, until Jack’s 1978 retirement from Lockheed brought them to Grass Valley. Lois was a member of Daughters of Hawaii and the PEO Sisterhood. She is survived by her son Jay and wife Anita, daughter Karen Bridger and husband Bill, all of Nevada City, CA, and daughter Lisa Hofmann and husband Wolfgang of Germany. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Meredith Coley, Allison Bridger Rackley and husband Robert, Amanda Bridger and husband Bradley Burger, and Oliver and Jessica Hofmann.

Stanley Yukio Sakuma

Posted On April 6th, 2014 -

STANLEY YUKIO SAKUMA Resident of Honolulu, HI and Menlo Park, CA Nov. 18, 1921-Mar. 21, 2014 Stanley Yukio Sakuma passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Friday March 21, 2014 at the Menlo Park VA Skilled Nursing Facility. Stanley was born and raised in Makawao, Maui where he graduated from Maui High School and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout and earned an extra three palms. He moved to Oahu where he joined the ILWU Local 142 and began working on the waterfront. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor he joined the 442nd RCT K Company and fought in Italy and France. After the war he returned to Oahu and continued working on the waterfront. Later, he moved to the SF Bay Area and continued his waterfront career with the ILWU Local 34. After nearly 50 years as a ship clerk, he retired to the Island of Hawaii. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing, gardening, Tai Chi, being a Boy Scout leader, volunteering with his local Buddhist church, and traveling the world. He was a certified masseuse in the states of California and Hawaii. With his family, Stanley was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a competitive Cribbage and Hanafuda player with a keen sense of humor. Stanley was generous, loving, helpful, honorable, disciplined, hard-working, and always well-prepared. He will be missed by all. Stanley is predeceased by first wife, Tamaye and second wife, Minne. He is survived by daughters Susan Sakuma (Wilfred) of San Francisco, Miye Goishi (Dara) of Berkeley and sons Dan Sakuma (Veronica) of Belmont and Craig Goishi (Natalie) of Glen Ellen.He is also survived by grandchildren Kazuo Hoffman, Kevin Sakuma, Colin and Grace Lim. The family of Stanley Sakuma wish to thank all of the doctors, nurses, and staff, at the various facilities where he recently lived, who made his time there comfortable. A funeral service for Stanley was held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in California.

DENISE MANUEL

Posted On April 6th, 2014 -

4-6 DENISE MANUELDENISE MANUEL 40, of Kaneohe, passed away at castle medical center on Friday March 21st. Born March 8, 1974 in Honolulu, she was a housewife. Survived by husband, David Sr. Son, David Jr (15). Daughters, Chaslynn Abalos (23), Chaylin (19) and Chanda (17). Mother, Toni Rodrigues. Sisters, Deena and Laurie Robley; 2 Grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday April 12 at koolau Baptist Church, Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire.

KATHLEEN HAMILTON

Posted On April 5th, 2014 -

KATHLEEN HAMILTON Age 71, of Mountain View, HI, passed away March 26, 2014 in Mountain View. Born March 17, 1943 in Waialua, HI. Kathleen was a retired preschool teacher. She is survived by husband, Jeffery Hamilton of Glenwood, HI; daughters, Tomi (Ron) Peppler of Kailua-Kona, HI, Rena (Jamie) Roberts of TN, Kiki Hamilton-Amoncia, Ulu Hamilton; sons, Lee Toki of Mountain View, HI, Pono Hamilton; sisters, Irene Tays of TX, Dani Hookala; 15 grand- children; 12 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

FLORENTINA SINCO GUERRERO

Posted On April 5th, 2014 -

FLORENTINA SINCO GUERRERO Age 86, of Waianae, HI, passed away March 16, 2014 in Waianae. Born October 24, 1927 in Barrangay Paddual, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Makaha Surfside Apartments. She is survived by Perlita (Luvy) Mercado, Rudy “Boy” (Nelie) Guerrero, Myrna (Pablo Jun) Peralta, Betty (Darren) Dela Cruz, Joseph “Joe” Guerrero, Glena Hilda (Jerry) Calixtro, Numida Landa (Joseph Chad) Pedro, George (Letty) Guerrero; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Leonora Pagud, Conchita Siso Agustin. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (April 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (April 12) at Sacred Hearts Church; (85-786 Old Gov’t. Rd., Waianae) Mass 10 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

AGNES LILY DeZAFRA

Posted On April 4th, 2014 -

AGNES LILY DEZAFRA Age 90, of Waianae, HI, passed away March 9, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 1, 1924 in Napoopoo, Hawaii Island. She was a foster grandparent with Waianae Early Education. She is survived by sons, George B. DeZafra, Patrick (Cheryl) DeZafra of NH, Valentine (Kathy) DeZafra; daughters, Margaret (Kimo) Pokakaa of NV, Bernardine A. (Gene) Moniz; 14 grand- children; 15 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 7) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

NORAH ELIZABETH WALKER

Posted On April 4th, 2014 -

NORAH ELIZABETH WALKER August 31, 1916 -March 29, 2014 Pre-deceased by her husband, Roy D. Walker and her sisters, Kathleen, Mollie, Daphne and Joy. Remembered by her family: nephews, Greg Lanyon and Jack (Kendra) Graham; niece, Deborah (John) Crockett; great nephews, Jordan (Norrie) Crockett, Mark Crockett, Adam Crockett and Justin Graham and many longtime friends. Norah was an Executive Secretary at Kaiser Hospital, held Badminton Championships in Canada and loved playing tennis. Celebration of life to be held at Waialae Country Club in September 2014-date to be determined. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.

M. ARTHUR STILWELL

Posted On April 3rd, 2014 -

M. ARTHUR STILWELL 90 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on March 24, 2014. He was an Architect who was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Norma Ann Stilwell; niece, Attorney Denise Eddy; nephew, Christopher Eddy and cousin James Stilwell. There will be a private inurnment in Boston at a later date.

DAN JULIAN NAVARRO

Posted On April 3rd, 2014 -

DAN JULIAN NAVARRO Age 60, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 11, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 11, 1953 in Philippines. Retired United States Navy. He is survived by wife, Jean Navarro; sons, Lord Daniel (Quiana) Navarro, Dan Navarro, Jr.; daughters, Nellie Jean (Jason) Navarro, Lynnel (Gary) Navarro, Charlene (James) Molex, ; mother, Nellie Navarro; sister, Ederlinda (Valentino) Bonifacio; brother, Ferdinand (Misty) Navarro; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 8) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; (1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

TENEY KUNIO TAKAHASHI

Posted On April 3rd, 2014 -

4-3 TENEY KUNIO TAKAHASHITENEY KUNIO TAKAHASHI Passed on March 22, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Mae Takahashi and his son Teney Kei Takahashi; his brother Patrick (Wendy) Takahashi; and his sister Gloria Miyashiro. Teney was raised in Waianae and graduated from Iolani School. In 1956, he was nominated as a candidate to the United States Air Force Academy by Mrs. Joseph R. Farrington, Delegate to Congress from the Territory of Hawaii. Shortly thereafter, Teney was appointed to the third class of the Academy. In 1961, Teney became the first appointee from Hawaii to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. After completing his pilot training at Webb Air Force Base in Texas, Teney served as a pilot in the United States Air Force. After serving his country, Teney became a successful real estate business executive in Hawaii. He played a lead role in the development of the Kaanapali Beach Resort on Maui, and was widely respected by his peers and counterparts in government and the community. Teney served as the President of Amfac Property Investment Corp. and Amfac Property Development Corp., President of Malama Pacific (a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries), and President of Princeville Corp. He later worked as a senior executive at Amfac JMB Hawaii. Teney also worked for the Hawaii Community Development Authority as its chief planner. Services will be held on April 6 at St. Alban’s Chapel, Iolani School. Visitation begins at 3:30pm and service to follow at 4:30pm.

CLEMENTINO “CLEM” AGBAYANI RIODIL

Posted On April 2nd, 2014 -

CLEMENTINO CLEM AGBAYANI RIODIL Age 78, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 5, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 14, 1935 in Pudoc, San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Oahu Cabinet Limited. He is survived by wife, Rosalina “Saling” Riodil; sons, Cecilio (Erma) Riodil, Adelbert (Kris) Riodil; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (April 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 8) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SKYE T. YAMAMOTO

Posted On April 2nd, 2014 -

SKYE T. YAMAMOTO Age 23, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 24, 2014 in La Jolla, CA. Born January 9, 1991 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by parents, Albert & Page Yamamoto; brother, Kane Yamamoto; sister, Jade (Brandon) Yamamoto-Au; maternal grandmother, Alice Tanimoto. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (April 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

BETTY ANN THOMAS

Posted On April 2nd, 2014 -

BETTY ANN THOMAS Age 64, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 21, 2014 in Waianae. Born March 19, 1949 in Wahiawa, HI. A member of Hawaii Carpenters Union as a journeyman carpenter. A 1967 graduate of Waianae High School & University of Hawaii Manoa class of 1972. She also served as a drug abuse counselor in the Waianae Community. She is survived by brothers, James Michael Thomas, Dean Benjamin Thomas; sisters, Geraldine Jerry (Richard) Cayer, Irene Lani Lee. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (April 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome. %

HARUE “HAZEL” “HARUYO” CHAGAMI

Posted On April 2nd, 2014 -

HARUE HAZEL HARUYO CHAGAMI Age 88, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 18, 2014 in Honolulu. Born January 15, 1926 in Aiea, Oahu. A retired seamstress with Naval Laundry. Also a member of Aiea Hongwanji Fujin-kai. She is survived by sons, Chester (Barbara) Chagami, Alan Chagami, Dean (JoAnn Nakashima) Chagami, Carl (Jocelyn) Chagami; daughter, Kathleen “Kathy” (Steven) Ogata; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother: Tadao Nishinaga; sisters, Michiko Ohashi, Mitsue Gertrude (Bob) Peck. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (April 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire.

PETE FLORES BEN

Posted On April 2nd, 2014 -

4-2 PETE FLORES BENPETE FLORES BEN Age 78, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 5, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 29, 1935 in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Erlinda Beltran Ben; sons, Patricio (Jennifer) Ben, Bonnie (Virginia) Ben; daughters, Josefina (Hermie) Estrada, Divina (Eusebio) Balliao, Nimpha (Eduardo) Guico, Flordeliza (Antonio) Bello, Mary Ann (Raul) Baybayan; sister, Violeta Johnson; 30 grandchildren; 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (April 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (April 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual (REQUEST TO WEAR BLACK). Flowers Welcome.

LAURA MEW YUK TOMAS

Posted On April 2nd, 2014 -

LAURA MEW YUK TOMAS March 10, 2014 95, of Waipahu, a retired Dole Pineapple Cannery produce packer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley K.M. and Rodney K.W. Rivera (Pacita “Pat”); daughter Kathleen K.O. Jacobson; brothers Henry T.H. (Eunice), George T.H. (Eldora) and William T.K. Chang; sisters Florence M.K. Lum, Daisy M.N. Lum-Akana and Nancy M.W. Lee; six grandchildren; 12 great-grand- children; and six great-great- grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

HELEN LORRAINE HUNT

Posted On April 2nd, 2014 -

4-2 Helen Lorraine HuntHELEN LORRAINE HUNT 6/13/18 – 1/23/14 Helen was born Helen Lorraine Atkins in Honolulu in 1918 to a kamaaina family from the Big Island. A Punahou graduate (1936), she married Wilfred Ernest Hunt on October 19th 1940. They were both educators at Island Paradise School for over 30 years. “Miss Helen” was a gifted teacher known for her ability to help students rapidly advance in reading comprehension. Helen succeeded her husband as Principal of IPS. After her retirement at age 72, they moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. While there, she volunteered as a teacher and helped the needy at St. Vincent DePaul. In-between her ongoing contributory work, she and Wilfred travelled throughout the continental United States. When her beloved husband passed away in 2007, Helen moved to Palm Springs to be near her youngest son, Robert. She is survived by her sister, Alice Ryan, and her 3 children, Dorothy Trinidad Hunt (Lynn Truaire), Ernest Hunt (JoDee), and Robert Hunt (Dean Carlson). Survived also by her grandchildren: Nalani Martin (Scott), Joshua Taylor (Brittany), Tina Spencer (Dave), Laureli Lunn, Jeff Young (Heather) and her great grandchildren, Tanner, Kaile, Bryanna, Devon, Kaitlynn, Ronan, Liam and Declan. At 95 years of age she was an inspiration to all – clear minded and energetic right to the end. Services will be at Star of the Sea (11:30am) on April 5, 2014. Scattering of the ashes by the family will be done at a later time.

KIYOSHI SAKIMA

Posted On April 1st, 2014 -

KIYOSHI SAKIMA Age 88, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 11, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 10, 1926 in Ewa Plantation, HI. Kiyoshi was a retired carpenter & member of the Carpenters Union-Local 745. He is survived by wife, Irene Sakima; sons, Neal Sakima, Glen (Mika) Sakima; daughters, Christine (Lawrence) Prado, Joy Sakima; sister, Yoshiko Nakamura; grandchildren, Casey Sakima, Sean Sakima. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (April 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

TAKASHI KOIKE

Posted On April 1st, 2014 -

TAKASHI KOIKE Age 86, of Waialua, HI, passed away February 19, 2014 Honolulu. Born November 20, 1927 in Waialua, HI. He is survived by wife, Sueko Koike; son, Jesse Koike; daughter, Belinda Matsumoto; brother, Hiroshi (Haruko) Koike; sister, Grace Kimiko (Paul) Kagami; 2 grand- children. Private services were held.

EDWARD “EDDIE” “CABBY” CABACUNGAN

Posted On April 1st, 2014 -

EDWARD EDDIE CABBY CABACUNGAN Age 80, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 11, 2014 in Waianae. Born October 12, 1933 in Wailuku, Maui. Retired Sheet Metal Journeyman. Volunteered at St Francis Medical Center and St Francis Hospice-West. Member of Mililani Senior Citizens Club. He is survived by sons, John (Anna) Cabacungan, Alan (Lori) Cabacungan, Dominic (Leonila) Cabacungan; daughters, Frances (Gary, Sr.) Works, Mayra (Mikel-Jay) Fojas, Clare (Karl) Cabacungan, Pua (Shawn) Pacheco; brother, Regino Cabacungan; sisters, Dominga (Richard) Yadao, Sr., Sister Miriam Dionese, Martina Aguinaldo; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (April 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (April 7) at St John Apostles & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

TOSHIAKI NISHIDA

Posted On March 31st, 2014 -

TOSHIAKI NISHIDA Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away February 26, 2014 at St. Francis Hospice. Born October 16, 1919 in Honolulu. He is survived by nephew, Jensen Kono. Private services were held.

BETTY KEIKO HAYASHI

Posted On March 31st, 2014 -

BETTY KEIKO HAYASHI 86, born in Wahiawa, Hawaii, resident of Rolling Hills Estates, California, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 6, 2014. A private funeral service was held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Green Hills Memorial Park. She is survived by her loving husband Dr. Harry Hayashi, daughters Karen (Steve) Anderson, Harriet (Michael) Lucero, Kathy (Yeung) Chan, Flora (Ken) Lee, son Albert; and eight grand- children: Sarah, Michael, April, Matthew, Kyle, Ryan, Lauren and Kurtis. She is also survived by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives living in Hawaii.

ROMEO B. “ROMY” CORPUZ

Posted On March 31st, 2014 -

ROMEO B. ROMY CORPUZ Age 66, of Honolulu, HI, passed away March 1, 2014 in Honolulu. Born December 11, 1947 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Jovita Corpuz; sons, Ronnie (Cheryl) Corpuz, Noel (Mydee) Corpuz, Romeo Corpuz, Jr., James Corpuz; mother, Flora B. Corpuz; brother, Eddie (Glenda) Corpuz; sister, Vinnie Pastor; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 4) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (April 5) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

CAROL MARIA (OANIA) ANDREWS

Posted On March 31st, 2014 -

3-31 CAROL ANDREWSCAROL MARIA (OANIA) ANDREWS Au revoir ma ch�rie amour Carol Andrews of Keauhou, Hawaii, passed away at her home on March 23, 2014 after a yearlong courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born February 25, 1954 in Bacarra, Philippines to Sergio and Paulina Oania immigrating to Hawaii in 1963. Carol graduated from Aiea High School in 1972 with honors and from the University of Hawaii, with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry where she was on the Dean’s List for four years. She had a remarkable career working in the defense electronics business to provide our military with new and improved capabilities on future battlefields. She began her career at Rockwell International as a research scientist and then over the next 27 years worked for different defense electronics companies before starting her own consulting practice in 2004 and then retiring in 2013. She returned to Rockwell in 1989, where she met Michael Andrews and they married in August 1992 in Santa Barbara, CA. Their jobs allowed them to live in Corona Del Mar, CA and Old Towne Alexandria, VA (the two of them living separately on the West and East coasts for 2 1/2 years). Carol and Mike shared the same interests in traveling, cooking, and gardening. They spent yearly Christmas vacations on the Big Island where Mike proposed in 1991; as Carol was a dedicated Francophile, they traveled almost yearly to France where she made use of her knowledge of French. In 2004 they decided future retirement lay in Kona so, they bought land in Keauhou, developed a blueprint and their dream home was completed by 2007. Carol single-mindedly planned what their house would be from antique travertine floors to its terra-cotta rooftops. They retired to their dream home in May 2011. They began to enjoy the good life of snorkling, playing golf, gardening, and watching beautiful Kona sunsets while dining on their favorite gourmet home-cooked meals. She is survived by husband, Michael Andrews of Keauhou; brothers, Renato (Lydia) Oania of Cerritos, California, Ruben Oania of Mililani; sisters, Alejandra (Jojo) Aczon, Merlinda Oania, Flordelis Oania all of Aiea; a niece and numerous nephews. A private Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held at their home on April 12 from 11:30 – 2:30. Please RSVP Mike at amichaelandrews@aol.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Kona.

HELEN ROSETE NAGTALON-MILLER

Posted On March 30th, 2014 -

3-30 HELEN ROSETE NAGTALON-MILLERHELEN ROSETE NAGTALON-MILLER 85, died at home in Ahuimanu Hills, Kahaluu on March 2, 2014, following hospitalization for pneumonia. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Bob Miller, 3 nieces, 4 nephews, 5 grand-nieces, 2 grand-nephews, 2 Aunts and numerous cousins. She was born in Waipahu to Fausta Rosete Nagtalon and Dionicio Reyes Nagtalon, who predeceased her, as did her younger sister Juliet Nagtalon Miller. Helen attended August Ahrens Elementary School in Waipahu and for the third grade, Shamrock School in Laoag, Ilokos Norte, Philippines; Waipahu Intermediate and High School, Class of 1946; University of Hawaii, B.Ed. (English & Music) 1950, 5th Year Professional Certificate (Secondary Level) 1951, M.A.(French) 1967; Sorbonne, Paris, France, Dipl�me D’�tudes de Civilisation fran�aise, 1962; Ohio State University, Ph.D. Foreign Language Education, Philosophy of Education, 1972. She taught at Nanaikopono Elementary in Nanakuli, Waipahu Elementary, Jarrett Intermediate, and Kalani High School. While at Kalani Helen volunteered to take over the French classes when their teacher was hospitalized. She enjoyed the experience so much that she applied for and received a sabbatical leave to study at the Sorbonne in Paris the following school year. Following her studies at the Sorbonne, Helen and her husband traveled through as much of France and Europe. She resumed teaching at Kalani but after a couple of years decided to pursue graduate studies in French at UH, earning a Masters degree in French Literature while working as a Graduate Assistant. With a job as an Instructor in the Foreign Language Department, Helen found that the career ahead of her was restricted to teaching beginning French unless she got a Ph.D. so she enrolled the Graduate School at Ohio State University in Language Education and Philosophy of Education, specializing in Analytic Philosophy. Her Ph.D. was awarded in 1972 and as a reward Helen and Bob flew to Paris where they spent six weeks touring parts of France and especially Paris that they had rushed through ten years before. Helen’s final two decades of employment were varied and rewarding including counseling graduate students in the School of Social Work and in the School of Public Health, Operation Manong, and administering the Bilingual-Bicultural Program in the DOE. Helen was appointed to the Hawaii Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights during the Reagan Administration and served as Chairperson from 1983-85; she was appointed to the Governor’s ad hoc Committee on the Status of Women; to the first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission; in 1996 when the board of directors of the Filipino Community Center was expanded from three to 16 she was one of the new members; she was a founding member of Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii (FAHSOH) and its President from 1981-2000; was a member and served on the Board of Directors of the Japanese-American Citizens League (JACL) from 1981-2000; served on the Hawaii Committee for the Humanities (HCH) now named the Hawaii Council for the Humanities; and was active in other civic and human rights groups. Helen was the recipient of several awards, among them a “Women of Distinction” award from the Honolulu County Committee on the Status of Women in 1982; the 1985 National Education Association “Award for Leadership in Asian and Pacific Island Affairs” in Washington, D. C.; the 1986 Alan F. Saunders Civil Liberties Award from the ACLU for Outstanding Contributions and Dedication to Civil Liberties in Hawaii; and a 1994 University of Hawaii Distinguished Alumni Award. Service at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Friday, April 4, 2014, 9:30 am Visitation, 10:30 am Service, 1:00 pm Inurnment at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha Attire. Donations to Filipino Community Center of Hawaii to aid Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts.

SAMUEL KAMUELA IONA, JR

Posted On March 30th, 2014 -

3-30 614570 Samuel Iona JrSAMUEL KAMUELA IONA, JR Age 48, of Makakilo, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. Sammy Boy, as he was known, worked as a Tour Bus Driver for Roberts Hawaii for 13 years. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin who is dearly loved, sadly missed and gone too soon. He is survived by wife Carol Jean Bradley-Iona, son Stuart Iona-Pettigrew, brother Ronald Iona, sisters Kanoe Villanueva, Moani (Tony) Ayala, Kapua Taketa, Carmela (Dennis) Vigue, Naomi Annino-Luat and Morgan Ohana. Funeral services will be Friday, April 4th Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center 92-900 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Services 11:30 a.m. and Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park 3 p.m.


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