Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MOMILANI MACHADO CABABAT EMMETT

Posted On November 15th, 2011 -

MOMILANI MACHADO CABABAT EMMETT

Momilani Machado Cababat Emmett (46) passed away on October 13, 2011, in Lacey, WA. She is survived by her spouses, William Cababat and Tray Emmett, sons Kalena Machado and Kalai Cababat and daughters, Jaynani Cababat and Nalani Emmett, all of Lacey, WA. She is also survived by her mother, Linda Kukila of Lacey, father and step mother, Peter and Patricia
Machado of Honolulu. Brothers Daniel Machado of Lacey and Curtis Machado of Honolulu, and sister Laurie Ann Arnold of Kamuela Hawaii. A continuous celebration of her life will be held from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm on November 19 at the family residence at 91-1002 Komana Street in Ewa Beach.

‘O KANA’IAUPUNI IWI’ULA

Posted On November 15th, 2011 -

‘O KANA’IAUPUNI IWI’ULA

58 of Seattle, died November 10, 2011. Born in Honolulu, Aupuni attended Punahou and studied in Paris, France. He attended UW for his undergraduate and Master’s Degree. Aupuni had a long career in health care administration. He also spent a large part of his life involved in local politics, which included running for the Seattle City Council. In 1992, Aupuni founded the KALAMA Foundation. His teachings on Hawaiian Culture, Spirituality, and Lomi Lomi touched many people. Puni held classes in Washington, Oregon, California, New York and Hawaii. He is survived by his wife Andrea Marie Leihoku Iwi’ula; daughter Gabrielle Kaleihuluoihilani Bo Yuk Iwi’ula; brothers Kalani Iwi’ula and Kevin Eleu Hosea; niece Clair Kapunahele Hosea. His celebration of life will be on November 19th from 1-6pm at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club. Share memories with the family at www.becksfuneral home.com.

JOHNNY BUENO REMIGIO, JR.

Posted On November 15th, 2011 -

JOHNNY BUENO REMIGIO, JR.

Age 54, of Aiea, Hawaii. Passed away November 10, 2011. He was born in Honolulu and was a 1975 Graduate of Farrington High School. A Mason/Truck Driver for NAVFAC at Pearl Harbor 23+ years.

He is survived by wife Charlotte. Sons Johnny, Brandon, Maui, & Zachary. Daughters Shanelle & Summer. 11 grandchildren. Brothers Reno & Mat. Sister Lita. Nieces, Nephews & Cousins. Aunty Inez & Uncle Marcy.

Visitation 4:00 p.m. Thursday (Nov 17) at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel; Private Burial.

Thomas J. McCormack

Posted On November 15th, 2011 -

MCCORMACK, THOMAS J.

60, died in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 11, 2011.

Born in Providence, he was the loving son of Joseph L. McCormack of South Kingstown and the late Marguerite (McGorty) McCormack.

He was a 1968 graduate of Classical High School and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He attended Brown University graduate school where he was a nominee for the Untermeyer Fellowship in Poetry.

Tom resided in Hawaii for many years. He served on the Oahu Service Area Board on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Tom was a former member of Hale O Honolulu Clubhouse. While living in Hawaii, Tom pursued a life-long interest in literature.

In addition to his father, Tom is survived by his brothers and sisters, Maureen Theodore of Wakefield, Terrence McCormack of North Kingstown, Kathleen Greco of Saunderstown, and Brian McCormack, of Sterling, VA; his step-mother, Frances McCormack; and step-sisters Patricia D’Aloisio, and Kathleen Zarchin. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations to Hale O Honolulu Clubhouse, 1700 Lanakila Avenue Honolulu, HI 96817 will be appreciated.

The family wishes to acknowledge the support of Randolph Hack and Dr. Robert Collis of Honolulu.

For online condolences, please visit:
www.boyleandsonfuneralhome.com

ALEJANDRA “CANDRA” CADIZ VILLANUEVA

Posted On November 14th, 2011 -

ALEJANDRA “CANDRA” CADIZ VILLANUEVA

Age 72, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 15, 2011 in Waipahu. Born March 6, 1939 in #30 Cadaratan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Aloha Stadium.

She is survived by sons, Kenneth (Joy) Villanueva of WA, Clarence Villanueva; 7 grandchildren; sister, Juliana (Leonardo) Lista; brothers, Felix (Cecilia) Cadiz of CA, Hilario (Rosalinda) Cadiz.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HENRY GABRIEL RODRIGUES, SR.

Posted On November 14th, 2011 -

HENRY GABRIEL RODRIGUES, SR.

Age 67, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 10, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born October 2, 1944 in Aiea, Hawaii. Retired from Doral’s Construction.

He is survived by wife, Zona N. Rodrigues; sons, Elden (Lisa) Rodrigues, Henry Rodrigues, Jr.; daughters, Donna Creal of Englewood, CA, Danette Roche of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Jerry (Carlinda) Souza, Sr., Clarence Ramos of Hilo; sisters, Rosemarie (Richard) Doral, Billie Pauline, Lynn (Michael) Flyn of TX, Denise (Leonard) Nuuhiwa.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

LORETO FLORES MARCELINO

Posted On November 14th, 2011 -

LORETO FLORES MARCELINO

Age 83, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away October 28, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born October 2, 1928 in Angadanan, Isabela, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Lorenza Marcelino; daughters, Maribel (Tony) Agustin of Philippines, Esterella (Rolando) Garcia of Philippines, Milagros (Reynaldo) Matias of Philippines, Isabela (Herminigildo) Esteban of Philippines, Ligaya (Benny) Dugay, Beng Marcelino of Philippines; sons, Recto (Grace) Marcelino of Philippines, Ronnie (Glory) Marcelino of Philippines; 26 grandchildren; numerous; great-grandchildren; brothers, Felix (Ikay) Marcelino of Philippines, Patrocinio (Rosita) Marcelino of Philippines, Jaime (Norma) Garcia; sisters, Macrina Agcaioli, Betty (Juanito) Tomas of Philippines.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday (November 19) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.); Wake Service 7 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

NEIL SHIZUTO NAKAMURA

Posted On November 14th, 2011 -

Neil Shizuto Nakamura

Age 58, of Ewa Beach passed away October 23, 2011 at Pali Momi Medical Center.
Born October 8, 1953 at Fort Ord of Monterey, California.
Preceeded in death by his father Paul and brother, Paul Jr. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann “Joey” (Nagasawa) and son, Drew, mother, Rose and sister, Gwen.
Neil was director of commercial printing at MidWeek Printing for 27 years. Prior to that he worked at Burger King in various management positions specializing in opening new restaurants.
In high school, he played soccer for Kailua High School and was also on the University of Hawaii Soccer Team. Neil coached soccer at McKinley High School for 4 years and took the state championship in 1978. He was a player/coach for Burger King’s semi-pro soccer team.
Memorial service will be held on November 20 (Sunday) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
Visitation from 1:00 pm. followed by services at 2:00 pm. Casual Attire.

ELIZABETH “LIZ” SANTA ANA TRILLES

Posted On November 14th, 2011 -

ELIZABETH “LIZ” SANTA ANA TRILLES

Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away November 9, 2011 at her home. Born August 23, 1929 in Honolulu. Retired from Waimano Training School & Hospital.

She is survived by daughters, Kathryn Trilles, Cynthia (George) Pasco; brothers, Donald Basan, Larry (Precilla) Macalino; sister, Renita Edwards; five grandchildren, Shirell, Tangi Marie, George III, Sharilyn and Christian; one great-grandson, Lou Boy.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 11/18 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m. Monday 11/21 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

ANGELINE “ANGIE” ANTONIO ANDRADA KAHO’ONEI

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

IN LOVING MEMORY
ANGELINE
“ANGIE” ANTONIO
ANDRADA KAHO’ONEI
January 15, 1940 – November 13, 2010
We Miss your Smile
We Miss Your Laugh
We Love You and Miss You Much
Always and Forever
Love your Luv Jon Jon,
Your Sons John Boy, Nikko and Joe Boy
Your Loving ‘Ohana
Aloha Ke Akua

Lum Nip Leong

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

LUM NIP LEONG

Age 87, of Honolulu passed away peacefully on October 19, 2011. Born September 21, 1924 in Zhongshan, Lung Ngit Tou Village, China. Immigrated to Hawaii in 1950. Worked as a cook for P.Y. Chong. Held numerous jobs before retiring as a carpenter with Hawaiian Dredging Co. After retirement, worked for See Dai Doo Society. Past Officer of Chinese Physical Culture Assn (Pres), HooChoSha (Pres), See Dai Doo Society, Kwangtung Comm Honolulu Lin Yee Hui, Chung Shan Assn-HI, Chee Kung Tong, Chinese-English Debate Society, and United Chinese Society (Trustee).

Survived by wife, Betty K.O. Chun, son Colin K.W., daughter Wendy M.N. (Creighton Mow); brothers Lum Gwung & Cliff J.S. Soon; grandchildren Kimberly-Ann, Chelsie-Ann, Brandon, & Leighton Mow; & numerous nieces and nephews.

Taoist Service Sunday, November 20, 2011. Visitation: 9:30am – 12:30pm. at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial to follow. Online condolences can be made at: www.dignitymemorial.com

MARIA ROEHRIG CHERNIN

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

MARIA ROEHRIG CHERNIN

Maria Roehrig Chernin , 74, of Inverness, California died November 7, 2011, at her residence , after a long illness. She was born November 16, 1937 and grew up in Honolulu. She attended Punahou School where she was a cheer leader. She spent many years in the visitor industry with Island Holidays.

Friends may call at 10: A.M. on November 19th, 2011 at the Oahu Country Club in Honolulu for a celebration of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Elliott Chernin, her sisters, Roberta (Jim) Kennedy of Portland and, Jill (John) Olson of Kona; brothers, Stanley (Jan) Roehrig of Hilo and Kit (Wendi) Roehrig of Kamuela; and numerous nieces and nephews.

LEIGHTON ANDERSON

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

LEIGHTON ANDERSON

80, Kaneohe, passed away on Nov 4, 2011. Born in Honolulu on 3/18/1931, son of the late Gus & Lorita Anderson. He is survived by his wife Lila Mary; brothers, Leslie & Duane; sister, Sandra; sons, Leith & Lance; daughters, Lynne, Lei, Lesley; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Leighton served in the US Marine Corp, Honolulu Police Dept with 30 years of service, Federal Courthouse, and Dept of Defense before his final retirement. Service information at Borthwick Mortuary, (808) 522-5200; www.borthwick oahu.com

ALFREDO BERMUDEZ CALDERON

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

ALFREDO BERMUDEZ CALDERON

Age 88, of Honolulu, passed away October 17, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born January 12, 1923 in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from the Pacific Beach Hotel and Moana Surfrider Hotel.

He is survived by wife, Regina Alcantara Calderon; sons, Henri (Lina) Calderon, Philip (Ofarma) Calderon, Alfredo (Devy) Calderon, Jr., Jose Calderon; daughters, Lety (Sonny) Pajela, Narcisa (Chris) Bustamante, Aurora (Joe) Ignacio, Ely Calderon, Elvie (Tony) Cariaga, Em Calderon; sister, Christita Ancheta; grandchildren: 26; great-grandchildren: 44.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday 11/17 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday 11/18 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 712 N School St., Mass 11 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

JAYNE FUSAKO MIHO

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

JAYNE FUSAKO MIHO

92, of Honolulu, a former owner and principal of Jayne Miho’s Style Center, died November 5, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center after a brief illness.

A beloved mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, and aunt, Jayne was a very modern Japanese American woman, one who had built an uncommon legacy amongst her generation. For nearly half a century, Jayne pursued her passion for the art of fashion and established herself as one of the state’s premier fashion designers, designing clothing for such dignitaries as Claire Booth Luce and several First Ladies of Hawaii.

Jayne was preceded in death by husband, Katsuro Miho, son, David Miho and grandson Ross Katsuro Miho. She is survived by her son, Jon (Pam) Miho; granddaughter, Paige Miho of Honolulu; grandsons Jon D. Miho and Michael Miho of Portland, Oregon; and great-grandchildren, Heather and Ross.

Private services were held on Saturday.

DOLORES M. ESTEBAN

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

DOLORES M. ESTEBAN

Age 78, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away October 23, 2011 in Waialua. Born December 11, 1932 in Buffalo, New York.

She is survived by husband, Carlos Esteban; daughters, Carol Day, Kathy Esteban, Cynthia Esteban, Sandra “Sam” (Larry) Morris; brothers, Richard Booth, Robert Booth; sisters, Shirley (Paul) Waldmiller, Diane (Bert) Shorts; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (November 16) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RICHARD HIROSHI NAKANISHI

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

RICHARD HIROSHI NAKANISHI
January 25, 1938
-October 14, 2011

Rick “Pepe” Nakanishi peacefully went home to meet Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on the 14th of October 2011, in Everett, Washington. He leaves behind a beloved wife of 47 years, Doris; son, Dean; daughter-in-law, Staci; and his beloved grandchildren: Elias, James, and Caitlyn. Richard was born in Hilo, Hawaii to Charles and Kiyomi Nakanishi. He grew up in Mt. View, HI and graduated from Hilo High School in 1956. After graduating from the University of Hawaii he received a direct commission into the US Army as a Medical Technologist and would receive an honorable discharge in 1963 as 1st Lieutenant. He and Doris Asato were married in 1964 in Hawaii. They moved to the California Bay Area where he worked at Stanford Hospital and United Airlines in the medical laboratory field. He also opened and operated a plant tissue culture lab in San Mateo. He had longstanding relationships with the Japanese American Citizen’s League (of which he served as president); the San Mateo Fishing Club; and Sturge Presbyterian Church. He will be fondly remembered for his giant pumpkins, his fishing adventures, his ukulele, his historical writings, his warm genuine smile, and his strong faith. He is loved and will be missed by many. He was laid to rest at Punchbowl National Cemetery. Memorial Service will be at Honolulu Christian Church (2207 Oahu Avenue) on November 19th at 11AM. Casual attire. No Flowers Please. Mahalo.

JUAN ULAY LAFORGA

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

JUAN ULAY LAFORGA

Age 98, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 17, 2011 in Waipahu. Born July 4, 1913 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by son, Danny (Flora) Laforga; daughters, Flora (Jaime) Agbayani, Rosita Laforga, Warlita (Andres) Radona; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 17) at St. Joseph Catholic Church 94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

DEAN M. HARVEY

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

DEAN M. HARVEY
Aug. 04, 1964 – Oct 26, 2011

Dean Harvey, 47, peacefully transitioned from his family’s loving embrace into the arms of God in heaven at his home in Tigard, Oregon. Dean passed away from the very rare brain illness, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

A native of Oahu, Hawaii, Dean graduated from Kamehameha High School and then attended Southern California College in Costa Mesa, Calif., where he received his Bachelors degree in marketing and management. He was an amazing athlete, and sports were his life’s passion. He played basketball, football and baseball in high school, but baseball was his true love. Dean played baseball at Southern California College, where his team finished fourth in the 1985 College World Series and then later was inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame. Dean also played semi-pro baseball for a short period. Later in life, Dean became an avid golfer, and it quickly became his favorite participant sport.

Dean lived his passion everyday, choosing a career in the Sporting Goods Industry that spanned 22 years. He worked at Nike, Inc., a company he loved, for the last 15 years in a variety of management roles that allowed him to travel the world, work closely with world-class athletes and be a primary contributor to the start of both the equipment and golf businesses. Dean’s career with Nike also provided an opportunity for he and his family to live in Tokyo, Japan where he managed Nike Golf for four years.

Dean was a man of deep and unwavering faith who loved his family beyond measure. Through his huge smile, warm heart and genuine caring nature, Dean had the unique ability to make everyone he came in contact with feel special. He was a man with strong values, integrity and an amazing inner strength. He had a unique combination of being very competitive and putting all he had into everything he did. At the same time, he was extraordinarily generous and kind hearted. Dean had a passion and enthusiasm for life that was as contagious as his laughter.

Remaining to carry forward Dean’s amazing spirit are his wife and best friend, Kathi; their precious children, Dylan Malia and Justin; paternal grandmother, Polita Clark; his loving parents, Sam and Judy Harvey; sister, Lisa Keamo (Lawrence); brother, Duane Harvey (Muenca); and his numerous extended family and dear friends who have been such an amazing source of love and support throughout this journey.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, HI 96814. Visitation will begin at 4:30p.m. and the service will start at 5:30p.m.

In lieu of flowers, for those who desire to make memorial donations, an education fund has been established for Dylan & Justin. Payable to: The Dean Harvey Fund, First Tech Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 60057, City of Industry, CA 91716. Ref. Acct. #9304451398.

EARL MITSUO USHIJIMA

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

EARL MITSUO USHIJIMA

73, of Honolulu died November 1, 2011 in Honolulu. He was born August 15, 1938 in Hilo, Hawaii. Earl was a personnel administrator at Global Associates and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

He was predeceased by his parents, Sakae and Satsuki Ushijima and brother, Charles. Earl is survived by wife, Jane; son, Colin; daughter, Gail (Mark) Shirakata; two grandchildren, Jake and Jada Shirakata; brothers, Ronald (Agnes) and Gerald (Linda); sister, Eleanor Hirano & sister-in-law, Rachel, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 5 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 16) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary in Honolulu, Memorial service: 6 p.m. Committal service: 11:30 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 18) at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

DIANE EVETTE UEHARA

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

DIANE EVETTE UEHARA

Diane Evette Uehara, the most beautiful, brown-eyed girl was born to Patsy Fusae Yasuda and Richard Kokichi Uehara in Honolulu February 2, 1944.

Diane was the first of 3 girls. She spoke of her childhood fondly, about carefree times in Chinatown on Buckle Lane. Her mother was a waitress and her father a chef so she often missed them, particularly on holidays. Dad’s parents lived next door so she grew up with Okinawan traditions. Young Diane demanded fish when neighbors invited her for dinner.

Diane was shy but blessed with a delightful, youthful spirit and a most caring nature. After high school she was interested in physical therapy but started nursing school instead as she wasn’t ready to leave Hawaii. Plans changed after marriage and she began studying ceramics. Later she divorced and ultimately received her Masters in Fine Arts from UH.

Diane operated a pottery studio at The Foundry in Waikiki for years and many attended her classes at the YWCA. Diane’s jobs included selling sea shells by the seashore, vacuuming bugs out of pineapples and working at Cane Haul Road. For 23 years she sold classified ads for HNA where she met many friends and joined a canoe club.

Diane moved from Aiea to Everett, WA 10 years ago. She loved exploring Seattle’s vibrant arts community. Pursuing both her passion for cooking and for creating art by hand, she graduated from South Seattle’s Pastry & Specialty Baking College. She was a pastry chef until diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2006, at which point she retired.

Given only months to live, Diane surprised everyone by responding well to numerous treatments for several years. She had a zest for life and so loved exploring the mainland and learning new things. She traveled extensively and was thrilled to make her dream trip to Japan and Korea.

This last year she focused on friends and family and her final 2 trips to Oahu. She showered us with love and we did everything to keep her happy, comfortable and surrounded by love and affection. She died at home in Everett, WA.

Diane is survived by her life partner, Ronnie Armstrong; her father, Richard Uehara; her sister, Karen Inn; her nieces, Denise Nakasone and Geri Lee Rita; her half-brother, Arick Emoto and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Her Aunties, Nancy Hagiwara and Sally Shimabukuro, were especially close to her. Diane was preceded in death by her mother, Patsy Yasuda Emoto, and her sister, Paulette Embury.

Diane received extraordinary care from Howard West, MD, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Donations in her honor may be made to his nonprofit educational entity for lung cancer: GRACE, 4616 25th Ave. NE, #300, Seattle, WA 98105-4183.

Please visit the memorial website: www.forevermissed.com/ diane_uehara

Visitation 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Service at 5:00 pm. Aloha attire. Bring stories and pictures to share.

SUSAN MCGOVNEY HANSEN

Posted On November 13th, 2011 -

SUSAN MCGOVNEY HANSEN

Susan McGovney Hansen, age 78, passed away in Honolulu on October 22, 2011 surrounded by family. She was a loving mother and gifted artist. Born in Southern California, Susan spent most of her adult life in Lanikai raising three children and working in her Keolamau Studio. Her art is spread throughout the islands and across the world.
She is survived by son Michael (Jacquelyn) Hansen, daughters Kathy (Lyle) Galdeira and Patricia (Oscar) Demasi, sisters Anne M. Brown and Meredith Kaplan, and five grandchildren (Kyle, Emma, Robert, Michael and Angelina).
A private celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Donations in her honor may be made to Honolulu Academy of Arts.

DOROTHY AGNES JEREMIAH

Posted On November 12th, 2011 -

DOROTHY AGNES JEREMIAH

Age 93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away October 27, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 2, 1918 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by son, Alfred (Sandi) Jeremiah; hanai son, Jeptha (Eres) Eddy; daughters, Diana (Rick) Rittmeister, Mardell (Clifford) Manzano; grandchildren, Chad Manzano, Gina Brooks, Liane Ching, Kaleo Rittmeister, Keinala Rittmeister; great-grandchildren, Nainoa Ching, La-akea Ching, Kiana Ching, Makoa Brooks; sisters-in- law, Dorothy Lindo, Esther Rodrigues, Carmen Postrvech; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (November 16) at St John Vianney Catholic Church; (920 Keolu Dr., Kailua) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

FRANCIS KIYOSHI KAWAHARA

Posted On November 12th, 2011 -

FRANCIS KIYOSHI KAWAHARA

Age 61, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 2, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born February 3, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired Air National Guard and Plumbing Pipefitters Union.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn R. Kawahara; mother, Peggy Chiyoko Kawahawa, brothers, Bert (Lynn) Kawahara, Dennis (Carina) Kawahara, Brian (Karen) Kawahara; sister- in-law, Joelle Kawahara; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Wednesday (November 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Thursday (November 17) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Horace “Willy” Williston V

Posted On November 12th, 2011 -

HORACE “WILLY” WILLISTON V

Passed away on November 4, 2011 at age 87. He was born in Salem, OR on January 23, 1924, 1st son of Bess and Horace Williston IV. They moved to Chicago where he later graduated from Hyde Park HS in 1941. He attended Wilson JC where his dad taught English and entered U. of Chicago that fall. Called to active Army duty, Willy tested well in languages and was sent to study Japanese language and culture at Yale and to a school specializing in breaking enemy codes. After VJ Day Willy was discharged and entered UC Berkeley on the GI Bill to study Japanese History and related subjects (BA ’47; MA ’51).

Willy married Eleanor Scott in 1949 and moved to Japan in 1952 to work for the Army as a civilian. He and family moved to Hawaii in 1958 where he worked at Ft. Shafter as a Military Intelligence Research Analyst. In 1986 he retired and enjoyed working at a friend’s baseball card shop for 6 years.
Willy was an active member of the Windward United Church of Christ since 1958. He happily volunteered for many organizations including WUCC, Am. Cancer Society, Kailua Elem. School, Kailua Library, Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, and the Senior Center in Kailua. He was an avid bridge player and gardener, loved Jeopardy and crosswords, and was a proud member of the ROMEOs retiree group. His wonderful dry sense of humor and intellectual curiosity will be sorely missed.

Willy is survived by his wife, Ellie; children Jim Williston, Kay Holmes, Mary Davis (John), and BJ Williston (Mike Gaughan); and grandchildren David Holmes, and Steven, Kally, and Kellen Gaughan. He was predeceased by his brother Jim.

A memorial service will be held in June of 2012. Donations to St. Francis Hospice or Windward United Church of Christ in his memory are welcome.

MARIA TRINIDAD PARAS

Posted On November 12th, 2011 -

MARIA TRINIDAD PARAS

Age 82, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away October 28, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 29, 1929 in Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Orlando (Marian) Paras, Joseph (Melany) Paras; daughters, Brigida (Robert) McGarry, Yolanda (Ronald Hall) Paras; brother, Joe Salazar; sisters, Enrica Yabut, Corazon Alimurung, Erlinda Supan, Angela Tuazon; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (November 15) at St John Apostle & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

PHILIP BROOK HOWELL

Posted On November 11th, 2011 -

PHILIP BROOK HOWELL

Kidney cancer finally got the best of me. God took me home on -September 6, 2011.

I’ve lived with a foot in two worlds for too long anyway. One foot in my Hawaiian homeland where I was born in Honolulu on May 6, 1951 to Lei Mamo Sousa and Philip E. Howell. They worked hard and sacrificed much to give my sisters and I every advantage to succeed. I spent a happy youth and young adult hood immersed in that gentle and rich culture. The other foot was in Ogden Utah where much of my adult life was spent having way too much fun in my law enforcement career, and raising my beloved family. Now I am free to roam where I will.

I’ve lived a full and eventful life. I’ve loved and been loved. I’ve won most of my battles and lost a few as well. Did some profoundly good things as well as made some really dumb decisions. I have more proud memories than regrets but am most grateful God put my wife Cheri in my path. She loved me fiercely, loyally and protected and cared for me through our entire marriage.

There is a saying a man’s greatness is measured by the greatness of his enemies. Unfortunately for me the few enemies I made were small minded and insignificant men…ah well. I have many friends and associates who were unfailingly thoughtful and supportive throughout my life and in my most recent time of need. Especially my Hawaiian and my Utah “brothers and sisters”. You know who you are. Mahalo to you all.

If you venture to Hawaii go to the Halona Point lookout on the Kaiwi Coast of Oahu, look to your left and you may see me playing in the waves at Sandy Beach or relaxing in the tidal pools along the reef. If in Utah look to the Ogden Valley and in the winter you may glimpse me in my board shorts and slippers helping you shovel the snow off your driveway. There will be a smile on my face and I am at peace. As the song goes: “Aloha oe..until we meet again”.

Philip is survived by his Kuuipo (Wife) Cheri, of twenty eight years, Married December 10,1983. Along with her came her children Kami, Britney, and Casey, together they had Two daughters, Ka’ilialoha and Ka’iulani. Also surviving are, one granddaughter ,two grandsons, and nine step grandchildren. His Parents, and sisters, Leigh Howell-Reed (Leroy), Dixie, Puunani. Two Nephews and two Nieces. Funeral services were held in Utah September 12, 2011 at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary. Visit more obituary at www.lindquistmortuary.com

Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii, will be held at Star of the Sea Church, November 19, 2011. Visitation from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Services 12:30pm.

SAMUEL BINYAN RUBIO

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SAMUEL BINYAN RUBIO

Age 86, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 17, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born August 1, 1925 in Onomea, Hawaii. A retired Lead Pest Control Leader for Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor; and a retired security guard for Naval Exchange.

He is survived by wife, Faye B. Rubio; sons, Clifford (Janet) Rubio, Mario Rubio; daughter, Theresa Cablinga; hanai daughter, Angela (LaMar) McColor; brothers, Caesar Rubio of Kapaa, Diosdado Rubio, Reuben Rubio of Kona; sisters, Angelina Navarro, Rebecca Galios; sister-in-law, Patricia Rubio; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (November 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (November 15) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOSE BATARA YASAY

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JOSE BATARA YASAY

Age 54, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away October 24, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 30, 1957 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A housekeeper at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel for 15+ years.

He is survived by wife, Macrina Yasay; daughters, Maricel (Jason) Dumas, Abigail Yasay; brothers, Rudolfo and Restituto Yasay of Philippines; sisters, Ines Yasay, Candida Yasay, Lourdes Raquipo of Philippines; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Nov 16) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-132 Moanalua Rd, Aiea); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HELEN AKIKO ONIZUKA

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HELEN AKIKO ONIZUKA

Age 72, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away October 26, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born September 25, 1939 in Haleiwa, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Terry K. (Tammy) Onizuka, Kelly J. (Myrna) Onizuka, Robert S. Onizuka, Russ K. (Lena) Onizuka, Marc M. Onizuka; brothers, George (Joyce) Koga, Ralph Koga; sisters, Judy Koga, Diane (David) Haskin, Jeanette (David) Koga-Horen, Annette Koga; 7 grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.


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