Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HELEN HIROKO ONUMA

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

HELEN HIROKO ONUMA Age 91, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 17, 2014 in Honolulu. Born September 26, 1922 in Keomoku, Lanai, HI. Of Lanai and Honolulu. Helen was a member of the Hawaii Association for Family & Community Education & various ukulele groups. She is survived by sons, Eric (Sumiko) Onuma, Gary (Carol) Onuma, Roger (Roxanne) Onuma; daughter, Carolyn (Daniel) Flood; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister: Eleanor Ahner. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (June 29) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial 6:00 p.m.

STEVE I. PASCUAL

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

STEVE I. PASCUAL Age 78, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 29, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 7, 1935 in Zamboanga, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Cabeza Alumni Association and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Filipino Catholic Club. Predeceased by brother, Paulo I. Pascual and sister, Marina P. Tabios. He is survived by wife, Soledad Agustin Pascual; daughters, Elviemarie (Eric Dale) Quemado, Suzanne (Alvin) Turla; brother, Tino (Matilde) Pascual; sisters, Cristina (Claudio) Corpuz, Carmen Dela Cruz; 4 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (June 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Monday (June 30) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Sally M.L. Nakamura

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

SALLY M.L. NAKAMURA Age 71, was born April 23, 1943 in Honolulu Hawaii. She resided in Hawaii and St. Helens, Oregon and passed away May 26, 2014 at Community Hospice, Longview Washington. Sally was a retired purchasing agent at FISC Pearl Harbor. She is survived by husband Colin, sons Matthew Navarro of OR, Stephen Navarro of AZ, Sally Ann Lytle of OR, Ranee Takara of OR, step sons Blaine Nakamura, Brian Nakamura, Brant Nakamura and Baron Nakamura of Hawaii, brother James Lum, sister Clarice Javier of Hawaii, 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Private service held at Columbia Funeral Home and inturned at Columbia Memorial Gardens OR.

GEORGE MICHIO YABUNO

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

GEORGE MICHIO YABUNO Age 64, of Honolulu, passed away June 9, 2014 at Hale Pulama Mau. Born June 23, 1949 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired from Star Market. He is survived by sister, Naomi T. Kaneshiro; hanai son, James Salvani. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday 6/29 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

STEVEN LONGBOY

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

STEVEN LONGBOY Age 54, of Waialua, HI, passed away May 17, 2014 in Waialua. Born August 19, 1959 in Waialua, Oahu. He is survived by mother, Rosita Longboy; brothers, Reynaldo Longboy, Caesar (Deadra) Longboy, Edwin (Liz) Longboy. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (June 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

STEVE I. PASCUAL

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

STEVE I. PASCUAL Age 78, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 29, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 7, 1935 in Zamboanga, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Cabeza Alumni Association and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Filipino Catholic Club. He is survived by wife, Soledad Agustin Pascual; daughters, Elviemarie (Eric Dale) Quemado, Suzanne (Alvin) Turla; brother, Tino (Matilde) Pascual; sisters, Cristina (Claudio) Corpuz, Carmen Dela Cruz; 4 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (June 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Monday (June 30) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

HUBERT “COWBOY” F. SILVA

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

HUBERT COWBOY F. SILVA Age 69, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 14, 2014 in Hilo. Born October 12, 1944 in Honolulu, HI. Hubert retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard-Shop 56. He rode with the Sons of Hawaii Motorcycle Club. He is survived by wife, Frances D. Silva; sons, Robert Silva, Richard (June) Silva; brother, Gerald (Sylvia) Silva; 2 grand- sons, Joshua and Cedric. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (June 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

SANDRA MASAKO YAMADA

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

SANDRA MASAKO YAMADA Age 71, of Honolulu, passed away June 8, 2014 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born October 4, 1942 in Honolulu. Retired Social Worker with the Adult Probation Department and Queen’s Medical Center. She is survived by son, Jonathan M. Serrato. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday 6/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

GILBERT “SAM” “GIL” “GILLY” ASAM

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

6-24 GILBERT ASAMGILBERT SAM GIL GILLY ASAM Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away June 5, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 1, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Second son of Robert Asam Sr. and Jane Oi Lum Asam. Sam retired with 25 years from the United States Army and also retired from the United States Postal Service. He is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Honolulu Chapter 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars Hawaii Post 2875 and American Legion Hawaii Post 17. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Honor Medal. He is survived by wife, Dolina Kalani Kai Asam; daughters, Jeannie Jones, Leona (Billy) Malama, Nanette K. Asam; brother, James (Donna) Asam; sisters, Pearl Yang, Myra Trombly; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandson. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday 6/29 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday 7/2 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers Welcome. Casual/Aloha Attire.

DOROTHY MITSUKO HAMADA

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

DOROTHY MITSUKO HAMADA Age 91, of Honolulu passed away on June 11, 2014. She was a retired cashier with the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Kazuto, son, Reid M. and son-in-law, Glenn N. Matsuoka. She is survived by her daughters, Sharlene (Raymond) Shimabuku, Doreen Hamada-Dixon and Colleen Matsuoka; her grandchildren, Malia Dixon (fiancee, Tavaria Stubbs), Andrea (Tawaski) Carter, Kyle Matsuoka and Janelle Matsuoka; her sisters, Ethel Nishi, Ann Inouye and Takako Ishikawa; and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service was held.

GILBERT “SAM” “GIL” “GILLY” ASAM

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

GILBERT SAM GIL GILLY ASAM Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away June 5, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 1, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Second son of Robert Asam Sr. and Jane Oi Lum Asam. Sam retired with 25 years from the United States Army and also retired from the United States Postal Service. He is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Honolulu Chapter 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars Hawaii Post 2875 and American Legion Hawaii Post 17. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Honor Medal. He is survived by wife, Dolina Kalani Kai Asam; daughters, Jeannie Jones, Leona (Billy) Malama, Nanette K. Asam; brother, James (Donna) Asam; sisters, Pearl Yang, Myra Trombly; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandson. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday 6/29 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday 7/2 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers Welcome. Casual/Aloha Attire.

MITSUMORI ASHITOMI YAGO: OKUTAKE

Posted On June 23rd, 2014 -

MITSUMORI ASHITOMI YAGO: OKUTAKE Age 96, of Honolulu, passed away on June 8, 2014. Born in Honolulu, he retired as an auto mechanic for the City and County of Honolulu, Honolulu Police Department and Dole Corporation, and he was an auto mechanic and owner of Ashitomi Service Station. He was a member of the Tamagusuku Sonjin Kai and served as president from 1963 to 1964. He was also a member of Samisen Clubs: Nomura Ryu Kyokai, Nomura Ryu Koten Ongaku Hozonkai Hawaii Shibu and Nakaganeku Seifukai, where he earned his teachers and masters degree in samisen, and Mitsumori Ashitomi Samisen Club. Mr. Ashitomi is survived by his wife, Mildred; son, Paul (Joyce) Ashitomi; daughters, Mildred (Max) Mathias, Harriet Cintron and Vickie (Randal) Tanaka; six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 4:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

STANLEY “STAN” Y. KOMATA

Posted On June 23rd, 2014 -

STANLEY STAN Y. KOMATA Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away May 29, 2014 at St. Francis Hospice. Born October 23, 1933 in Kualapuu, Hawaii. Retired Chief Warrant Officer of the Hawaii Army National Guard. He is survived by wife, Tomoe Komata; daughters, Gayle (Jon) Komata, Donna (Epifanio) Agas; brother, Ronald Komata; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday 6/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 9:30 a.m. Monday 6/30 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. No flowers, please. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations can be made to: American Cancer Society-Hawaii and Blood Bank of Hawaii.

RICHARD “DICKIE” KATO

Posted On June 23rd, 2014 -

RICHARD DICKIE KATO Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 8, 2014 in Pearl City. Born October 7, 1928 in Ewa, HI. Coach and league manager for AJA Baseball. Also retired from Oahu Sugar Company. He is survived by daughters, Laurie M. (Kevin) Goto, Melissa A. Kato; brother, Edmund (Deanna) Kato; sister, Joan (Torao) Matsunobu. Private services were held.

DAVID “KAWIKA” CALIZAR, JR.

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

DAVID KAWIKA CALIZAR, JR. Age 64, of Waimanalo, HI, passed away May 14, 2014 in Honolulu. Born December 6, 1949 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Jennifer Kalani-Calizar; sons, Kawika (Richie) Calizar, Kalani Calizar; sister, Yvonne (Pete) Little; 1 granddaughter. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday (June 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

ROGELIO “ROGER” ACPAL, SR.

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22 Rogelio Acpal SrROGELIO ROGER ACPAL, SR. Age 72, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 31, 2014 at home from congestive heart failure Born April 29, 1942 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and moved to Maui four years later. He is survived by wife, Helen; son, Rogelio “Roger” (Cynthia) Acpal, Jr; daughters, Michelle Lynn Acpal, Melissa Ann (Douglas) Acpal Haggard, Melanie Ann Mariel Acpal & Brian Mckinnon; brothers, Teodorico “Ted” (Faye) Acpal, Artenio “Timmy” (Dawn) Acpal, Alfred (Anita) Acpal; sisters, Caroline Tacotaco, Carmelita Hispshire, Josefina “Josie” (Jose) Salvador; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Celebration of Life on Thursday (June 26) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Visitation 9:00 a.m., Eulogy 10:30 a.m., Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Florence Kiyoko Kamimura

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22-Florence-KamimuraFLORENCE KIYOKO KAMIMURA Florence Kiyoko Kamimura, 90, passed peacefully at her Aiea home on June 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Koloa, Kauai, Florence’s great passions in life were taking memorable trips to Las Vegas, spending time with friends, and especially golfing. Over the course of her 70+ years devoted to the sport, she garnered the respect of many professional and amateur golfers alike — even quitting her job for two years to tour the country with friends and savor the nation’s finest courses, and taking many lessons from famed local golfer Guinea Kop. Her tutelage under Kop led her to place highly in several golf tournaments over the decades. Her passion extended to her professional life as well — she spent many years as an employee of Ala Wai Pro Shop. Her incredibly active spirit lasted even to her final moments — even before her passing, Florence still caught the bus nearly every day en route to her active social life, and maintained heavy exercise twice a week with Pau Hana Pumpers. Her 90th birthday was celebrated with two truly special gatherings. Her energy and effusiveness for life truly lasted until the end; nothing stopped her. Florence is survived by her siblings: Charles (Hatsue) Kamimura, Alice (Fidel) Salcido & Eugene Kamimura, as well as her beloved nieces and nephews: Charing Riolo-O’Shea, Debbie Michaels, Rochelle Antolin, Ryan Michaels, Quinton Montes, Lindsay Michaels, and Ezekiel Kaleo. Services will be held June 27, 2014 (Friday) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation begins at 2:00 PM and the service itself at 3:00. Casual attire encouraged, flowers are welcome.

EMILIE KANOELEHUA O-OLAA CUMMINGS

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

EMILIE KANOELEHUA O-OLAA CUMMINGS Age 76, of Los Angeles, CA, passed away June 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. Born April 4, 1938 in Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Ross K. Cummings, Jr., Randall K. Cummings, Royall K. Cummings, Rexx K. Cummings; daughter, Heather K. Cummings; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 24) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

VICTORIA MARIA LIPSKA

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22 VICTORIA MARIA LIPSKAVICTORIA MARIA LIPSKA Victoria Maria Lipska, a longtime resident of Honolulu, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Queens Hospital. Known by her friends as Vicky, she was born Jadwiga Maria Therese Lipska in Krakow, Poland. Her father, Stanislaus Lipski, was a noted composer of Polish folk music and a professor of music at Krakow University. At an early age, Vicky showed promise as a pianist, however her plans for studying music were interrupted by her father’s untimely death and the upheavals of World War II. Vicky and her mother Ewa Lipska, along with hundreds of thousands of Polish citizens, were deported to Russia by the Russian government in 1939. In 1942, they and other Poles who managed to survive the harsh Russian exile were transported to Iran, and from there to the Polish School for Young Volunteers in Nazareth, in what was then Palestine. Following her high school graduation, she briefly studied music at the American University in Beirut, then went on to study art at the Borough Polytechnic Institute in London. While in London, Vicky won first place in a National Poster Competition held by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Completing her art studies in London, she joined her mother in Wellington, New Zealand. Eventually Vicky took a position with the prestigious Gamlin Advertising Agency in Sydney, Australia. When the Gamlin Agency opened an office in Hawaii, she moved to Honolulu and worked for several years as their Senior Art Director before moving on to do freelance artwork. Vicky enjoyed socializing with friends, good movies, classical music and traveling to visit friends on the mainland in Tucson, Arizona; Seattle, Washington; and Chicago, Illinois; as well as France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Vicky is survived by her close friends, Lyn Stobie and Martha Samson of Honolulu, her second cousin, Katrina Gmach and husband Alistair Gilmour, of Sydney, Australia and many other friends in Honolulu and around the world. A private celebration of Vicky’s life is planned for early October. Inquiries may be emailed to jadwigaml@yahoo.com. Friends are encouraged to make donations in her memory to Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street, Honolulu HI, 96814, or Project Dana, 2720 Nakookoo Street Honolulu, HI 96826.

ABRAHAM NEWTON KELIINUI, SR.

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22 ABRAHAM KELIINUI, SR.ABRAHAM NEWTON KELIINUI, SR. Age 76, of Waimanalo, HI, went home to be with Our Lord on April 16, 2014. Born December 8, 1937 in Honolulu. Retired Honolulu Firefighter; Member of The Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors Mamakakaua; Former President of the Hawaiian Patriotic League; Retired official of the Hawaii Football Officials Association and; Alumni of Kamehameha Schools Class of 1955. Survived by his beloved wife, Candace; Children: Abraham Jr. (Garrilyn), Abraleen, Lloyd, Lyndon (Paula), Wendall (Renee) and MaryEllen (Calvin); 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children; Brothers: Patrick, Gregory (deceased), Albert, Gordon and Archie; Aunty Henrietta Belena and Uncle Abraham Akina (Lourdes) and; Many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Celebration of Life on Friday, June 27th at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; Visitation 9:00 a.m. Service: 10:00 a.m. Aloha attire. Leis welcome.

Hiroshi Tagami

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22 HIROSHI TAGAMIHIROSHI TAGAMI Hiroshi Tagami peacefully passed away the morning of June 13, 2014. He was 85 years old. He left behind his partner of 28 years, Michael Powell, along with a large, loving extended family. Tagami was a man of many talents. His love of art, botany, wildlife and spirituality all were equally important aspects of his life. Over a 45-year artistic history, Hiroshi sold over 7,000 paintings to art collectors and connoisseurs around the globe. He and his art are well-known in Hawaii. His approach to art was driven by his wish to give back to the community. Each year he generously supported more than 35 charities in fundraising through art sales. “Part of Hiroshi’s magnetism is that he was a very spiritual person, compassionate, gentle and kind,” says life partner Powell. Like his life, his art found many forms of expression. He painted seascapes, abstracts, portraits and landscapes, and worked vigorously in oils primarily with a palette knife. It is difficult to separate Hiroshi from his original O`ahu home, the Tagami and Powell Gallery and Gardens in Kahalu`u. It is a beautifully laid-out home featuring a studio and gallery. It is an artistic statement in itself, a one-acre work of art in three dimensions. Originally created by Tagami and his former partner Richard Hart, the property evolved to be known as Tagami & Powell Gallery & Gardens. It is currently owned by friends of Tagami and Powell and continues to feature a wide variety of exotic plants and flowers propagated by Tagami. He traveled around the world to collect rare plants which he introduced to Hawaii. He created hybrid ti plants, day lilies, and created and patented anthuriums that are sold worldwide. Species on display at the gardens include bright bromeliads, colorful anthuriums, ornamental gingers, exotic flowering trees from around the world, and lush, fragrant orchids. He named one of his hybrid anthuriums after his mother, Yoshino Tagami. Some of Tagami’s hybrids have been shared with London’s famed Kew Gardens. Tagami leaves a legacy of a living canvas of trees, flowers and a sense of serenity and peace in the gallery and gardens. It will continue to be open to the public on special occasions. As a young boy at 12, Tagami labored in the pineapple fields to help his widowed mother raise a dozen children. Later he was drafted in the Korean War. It was a turning point when he returned to Hawaii. The GI Bill gave him the chance to study painting at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. There he began to show his talent. He subsequently started selling his work at the Honolulu Zoo fence. His work immediately attracted attention. Soon afterwards he met and went into partnership with gifted ceramist Richard Hart. Together they founded the Kahalu`u Gallery and Gardens. After Richard’s passing, Tagami expanded the gallery and gardens along with Michael Powell. They re-opened the Tagami and Powell Gallery and Gardens in 1987. In Powell’s words regarding his life partner, “How does one begin to describe a relationship that helped define two lives? Of course, it was defined purely and simply by love.” Tagami and Powell shared a sensitivity cemented by a desire to assist others. “This is why we ultimately decided to spend our lives as partners.” Tagami’s legacy will continue to live on in his art and in the numerous lives he touched. He communicated deep spirituality, a personal quality that seemed inseparable from his creativity. To him art is what life is all about. Art is around us everywhere. Hiroshi Tagami’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service to be held at Unity Church of Hawaii at 3608 Diamond Head Circle on Saturday, July 5 at 10:00 a.m.

RICHARD JOHN BARBER

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22 RICHARD JOHN BARBERRICHARD JOHN BARBER Richard J. Barber, 78, of Honolulu, passed away on May 20, 2014. Richard graduated from Roosevelt HS in 1954, then joined the USAF and was stationed in Germany. In 1959, he returned to attend UH, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his Masters in Political Science. He founded and worked at Pacific Telecommunications Council as the Director. He is survived by his wife Ora Mae, children Robert, Kanara, Sara, Lisa, brother Pat, sister Dottie, and four grandchildren. A memorial will be held June 26, 10am at Borthwick.

FRANCIS (BUSHY) VIERRA MARCIEL

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22-FRANCIS-MARCIEL-026-22-FRANCIS-MARCIEL-01FRANCIS (BUSHY) VIERRA MARCIEL April 2, 1918 – June 14, 2014 Resident of San Jose Frank passed peacefully surrounded by his loving Ohana. Preceded in death by his wife Euphemia Ihilani Spencer, by 3 of their children, 2 grandchildren, his 5 brothers and one sister. Born in Wailuku, Maui Hawaii. He was a loving father to 16 children, 33 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Frank was a journeyman plumber in Honolulu Hawaii and in San Jose, CA. He loved fishing and being with his family and friends. Survived by 3 sisters, Ellen Kekela Kahalehoe, Madeline Medeiros and Mary Beazley. 13 children, Francis Vierra Marciel lll (Joan), Nanette Weispfenning (Gary), Penny Carr (Don), Robert Marciel, Leona Marciel, Angela Michalski (John), Kathleen Smestad (Mark), Christina Smith (Bruce), Maria Styne (Fernando), Noel Bean, (George), Lisa Quandt, Beau Marciel, Melissa Englund (Mike). A Graveside services will be held @11:00am Saturday, June 21 at Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Road. Reception to follow at 12:30 PM at the Ainsley House in Campbell. In lieu of flowers please send donations to “VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 670 N. McCarthy Blvd. Suite 220, Milpitas, CA. 95035.

EVELYN MASAKO KIHARA

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

EVELYN MASAKO KIHARA Age 91, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 5, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born January 1, 1923 in Wahiawa, HI. Evelyn was retired from the Kalakaua Golf Course & formerly employed at the Mililani YMCA. She is survived by sons, Melvyn Kihara, Roy (Linda) Kihara, David (Bernice) Kihara, Russell (Karen) Kihara; sister, Dora “Kay” Sakurao; 6 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

AKIO TOKITA

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

AKIO TOKITA Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 2, 2014 in Pearl City. Born December 25, 1926 in Waipahu, HI. Retired iron worker. He is survived by daughters, Lael (Alan) Kaopuiki, Bonny (Jens) Hing, Heather (Oren) Torres; brothers, George (Janet) Tokita, Sadamu Tokita; sisters, Jessie Minagawa, Blanche Shigeyasu; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (June 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Monday (June 30) at Mililani Memorial Park.

AMANDA MANIBOG JUAN

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

AMANDA MANIBOG JUAN Age 107, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 20, 2014 in Aiea. Born February 6, 1907 in Brgy Camanggaan, Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Rosario Juan, Ferdinand (Juanita) Juan, Henry Juan of Philippines; daughters, Lydia Juan Agbayani, Leticia Juan (Rodrigo) Llosa; sisters, Petrona Manibog, Honorata Manibog Dela Cruz; 18 grand- children; 20 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ERNEST YEN TAI CHING

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

ERNEST YEN TAI CHING Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away 2014 in Kailua. Born 1922 in Honolulu. Retired Carpenter for the Federal Government; Army Veteran of World War II. He is survived by sons, Gaylord H. Ching, Winslow M. Ching of Connecticut; daughters, Momilani (Robert) Dufault of Colorado, Kalowena (John) Komeiji; brothers, Calvin Y. L. (Annie) Ching, Cletus M. T. (Sylvia) Ching; sisters, Rosie Ching, Loretta Keola; 6 grand- children; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 6/27 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

KATHLEEN BOCKLAGE “KIT/TUTU” WHYTE

Posted On June 20th, 2014 -

KATHLEEN BOCKLAGE KIT/TUTU WHYTE Age 85, died at Queens Hospital on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Born September 9, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, she lived a military life in many places before settling on the North Shore of Oahu. Dearest wife of the late Capt. James Darst Whyte, U.S. Navy. Dear sister of Julianne Walker, Jeannette Russo, and Vincent P. Bocklage and the late Richard F Bocklage, Mary Jane Lartonoix & Betty Ann LaBarge. Kit attended Fontbonne University in St. Louis and studied art, a passion that she shared throughout her life. She lost her beloved husband in 1975 due to an accident and never remarried. Kit started a military widows support group to help others at that time. She has friends all over the country and was fond of maintaining her network the old fashioned way by writing letters. Survivors include her daughter Rachel Sher (Derrick) and sons Richard Whyte (Marina), Stephen Whyte (Nancy), Sean Whyte (Amy), Michael Whyte (Ignez) and James D. Whyte Jr. She was very proud of her grandchildren Tara Vetro, Kinan Whyte, Mayan Whyte, Karlie Whyte, Kala Whyte, Tanner Whyte, Moona Whyte, and Zoe Kathleen Sher. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 1PM, where Kit will be interred with her husband in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at the Punchbowl Cater. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service.

MIGUEL Q. DOLES, JR.

Posted On June 20th, 2014 -

MIGUEL Q. DOLES, JR. Age 63, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 29, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 23, 1950 in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A maintenance supervisor of Uraku Towers. An active member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. He is survived by wife, Fides Doles; son, Roman Miguel Doles; daughters, Debrah Banas, Charito Quiocho-Doles; 3 grand- children; brothers, Ricardo Q. Doles, Dominador Q. Doles; sisters, Nilda Doles-Idica, Marilyn Doles-Guerzon, Medi Doles- Kugel, Remidios Doles. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (June 26) at St Philomena Catholic Church (3300 Ala Laulani St., Salt Lake); Mass 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

GUILLERMO B. “BILL” JOAQUIN

Posted On June 20th, 2014 -

GUILLERMO B. BILL JOAQUIN Age 79, of Kapolei, HI, passed away June 1, 2014. Born June 25, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. Disabled American Veteran retired Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force. He is survived by wife, Dominga Morales Joaquin; sons, John Martin (Melissa) Joaquin, Kenneth William (Dianne) Joaquin; daughter, Carmel Marie (Paul) Muenster; sisters, Angelina Repetti, Sister M. Jeanette; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (June 27) at St Jude Catholic Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran