Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

RICHARD ASAO YOSHIMOTO

Posted On July 22nd, 2013 -

RICHARD ASAO YOSHIMOTO Age 53, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away in Las Vegas, NV. Born September 3, 1959 in Honolulu. He is survived by father, Jack Y. Yoshimoto; brothers, Gerald N. Yoshimoto, Hugh M. Yoshimoto; sister, Mitze (Jeffrey Umeda) Lee. Private Services were held. No Monetary Condolences.

Jack Kaawalauole Palk

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

In memory of JACK KAAWALAUOLE PALK Jack K. Palk was born on November 23, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father Robert Palk and mother Rose Palk lived on Jack Lane in Nuuanu where his Mom raised flowers to sell leis at the boat harbor. Jack attended Ma’ema’e Elementary School and graduated from St. Louis High School. After high school, Jack served in the Army for several years and was stationed in Alaska. He attended law school on the GI bill at the University of San Francisco; it was there that he met the love of his life, Vera (“Mack”) Jean Palk. They were married March 2nd, 1951 and moved to Honolulu to begin their new life together. Jack began his career as a staff attorney with Castle and Cooke in 1951, where he eventually became a Vice President in their Land Division (Oceanic Properties). He was appointed by then Gov. John A. Burns and served as chairman of the State Real Estate Commission for eight years, he served as chair of the planning committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, and was past president of the Honolulu Board of Realtors in 1969 as well as subsequent Realtor of the Year. In the early 1970’s Jack was hired as President of Security Title Corporation and stayed with the company until his retirement in early 2003. Jack was an avid golfer and longtime member and past President of Mid Pacific Country Club. Jack was a devoted husband and a kind, loving father and grandfather. Jack suffered from the slow debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for many years and passed away on May 24, 2013 at home. He was preceded in death by his wife Mack (Feb. 5, 2009). Jack is survived by his brothers Francis Lum and Jack K. Park and sister Mayrose Corbin. He is survived by his children David P. Palk (Julie) and Nancy P. Miller (Joseph) both of Kailua, Hawaii, and Andrew K. Palk (Marcia) of Bellevue, WA., six beautiful grandchildren: Cameron, Kyle, Katelin, Allegra, Lauren and Tanner as well as many nieces and nephews. Private Services were recently held by the family. The family would like to thank Jack’s long time caregivers, doctors and Islands Hospice staff for their service, support and compassion. The family requests any monetary donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter.

Mitsue Yokota

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

MITSUE YOKOTA July 10, 2013 Mitsue Yokota, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Manoa, Oahu on October 26, 1917. Predeceased by her parents, Tsunegoro Morimoto and Shigeyo Kimura-Tanaka, and husband, Warren T. Yokota. She is survived by daughters, Wendy H. Nakanishi and Laura S. (John) Moriyama; sons, Alan T. and Gene K. (Jo-Ann); seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

ALICE MARIE REEVES

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

ALICE MARIE REEVES “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name sake.” ~Psalm 23 ALICE MARIE REEVES was born on May 5, 1933 in Germany. She met her husband Clarence Ervin Reeves in Germany and married in 1961. They moved from Germany to Washington DC and later moved to Honolulu, HI in 1976 where she has made Honolulu home. She felt blessed with all the friends and families that touched her life along the way. She will greatly be missed and will be remembered for her generosity and loving and caring ways. Alice worked at her own realty company until she answered the call from her Heavenly Father. Alice is survived by her husband Clarence Ervin Reeves. From your family in Germany: “Goodbye, Dear Sister: I love you so much and we have been so close together all the time. I will never forget you. The angels will take care of you. Be happy in Heaven. Your sister, Gisela Bresler; nephews, Peter, Juergen and Ralf; niece, Monika.” A Memorial Service at the committal shelter will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday July 26, 2013 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Family requests no flowers. Casual attire is suggested. Online condolences at: www.BorthwickOahu.com.

Ralph Elwood Ambler

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

RALPH ELWOOD AMBLER 1933-2013 “Hawaii’s First Glass Tinter” Ralph Elwood Ambler of Honolulu, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on July 12, 2013 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wanda L. Ambler; sons Rick D. (Gloria) Ambler, Timothy B. Ambler, Anthony A. Ambler; grand- children Nathaniel P. Ambler (VA), Austin K. Ambler, Noah A. Ambler (CA), April A. Ambler, Samuel D. Ambler; brother Richard L. (Norma) Ambler (FL), sister Linda W. Richie (FL); and many nieces & nephews. He spent 3 years in the Navy and several years in construction before moving to Hawaii in 1961. He founded AMCO Glass Tinting Company the same year (Hawaii’s first glass tinting company) and has been actively serving the people of Hawaii since then. He has been honored with 2 proclamations by both the Mayor and the Governor. Memorial service will be held at 4:00pm Saturday July 27 at The Jesus Church, 465 Kawailoa Road, Kailua (across from the Kailua Beach Park). No flowers.

FLORENCE ENERO BALICO

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

FLORENCE ENERO BALICO Age 87, of Tipp City, OH, passed away July 3, 2013 in Ohio. Born July 30, 1925 in La Torre, Bayongbomg, Nueva, Vizcaya, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Richard E. (Jane) Balico, Jr., Franklin E. (Josie) Balico; daughter, Linda (Ron) Corn of Ohio; sister, Rosalina Otto; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (July 25) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ESTERIA JOSAFAT RADONA

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

ESTERIA JOSAFAT RADONA Age 94, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 20, 2013 in Aiea. Born August 10, 1918 in Palauig, Zambales, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Salvador Radona; sons, Pepito (Marietta) Radona, Isidro (Nena) Radona, Conrado (Clara) Radona, Ricardo (Elsie) Radona, Mario (Isabel) Radona, Ramon (Rosemary) Radona; daughter, Amelita (Alex) Radona Esposo; brother, Edwardo (Florencia) Josafat; 18 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Wednesday (July 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (July 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ELAINE KAZUE YOSHIOKA

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

ELAINE KAZUE YOSHIOKA Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 2, 2013 in Maui. Born March 20, 1927 in Ewa, Oahu. A member of Ewa Hongwanji and also a member of Ewa Hui Aloha Senior Citizens. She is survived by son, Arnold T. (Aileen Soma) Yoshioka; daughters, Karen L. (Eduardo) Chenchin, Darlene Y. Yoshioka, Susan H. (Patrick) Oshiro; brothers, Moriichi (Mary) Ono, Koichi Ono; 6 grandchildren, Mark (Asti) Chenchin, Jill (Thomas) Kim, Kevin Yoshioka, Brett Yoshioka, Tyler Oshiro, Chloe Oshiro; 3 great-grand- children, Olivia Chenchin, Lauren Kim, Ryan Kim. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (July 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

WALTER HARUO KANEKO

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

WALTER HARUO KANEKO Age 83, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 1, 2013 in Aiea. Born September 20, 1929 in Aiea, HI. He retired from Hawaiian Reinforcing Steel Company, and lifetime member of Moanalua Golf Club. He is survived by wife, May Y. Kaneko; sons, William Dean (Gwynne) Kaneko, Kevin Kaneko; daughter, Cheryl (Phil) Scellato; 2 grand- daughters, brother, Robert (Marian) Kaneko; sister, Carol (Roy) Yonemitsu. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (July 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday (July 26) at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Janet Ruth Kaneta

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

JANET RUTH KANETA 80, of Kapolei a Hawaiian Studies teacher with the Kupuna Program entered into eternal peace on July 8, 2013. She will be lovingly remembered by her ‘ohana, friends, and students as Mama, Jan, Mrs. K and Kupuna Kaneta. Janet was born on June 21, 1933 and grew up in Kapahulu on O’ahu. She attended St. Francis Convent School in Manoa and graduated in 1951. She then went on to pursue a teaching degree from St. Mary’s College in Xavier, Kansas, and graduated in 1955. Her love of the Hawaiian Culture made her a “Hawaiian at Heart” as she had been dancing hula for well over 60 years and teaching in the Kupuna Program for over 25 years. Teaching children was her passion and she thrived on the aloha the keiki showered her with throughout the years. Her life truly encompassed the Spirit of Aloha. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Henry (Buff) A.W. Kaneta in 1985 and her loving sister Jean B. Hart in 2001. Janet leaves her everlasting memories to be cherished by her dear sister Charla (Ozzie) Irvine of Pahoa, Big Island; her children Brian (Caroyl) Hirose of Kapolei, O’ahu, Karen (Carlos) Marquez of Kapolei, O’ahu, and Francine (Renee) Kaneta-Souza of Pahoa, Big Island; and her adoring grandchildren Tiffany, Jayson, Hartley and Alana. Please, join us in a celebration of life on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, O’ahu, in the Maunakea Chapel. Visitation from 10am to 11:30am with services at 11:30 and burial at 2pm at Punchbowl, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Online condolences can be made at www.BorthwickOahu.com.

RICHARD SHUNICHI YOSHIDA

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

RICHARD SHUNICHI YOSHIDA Age 81, of Honolulu, passed away on July 7, 2013. A veteran of the Korean War, he was born in Pahoa, Hawaii and retired from the U.S. Government Department of Agriculture as a county agent at the University of Hawaii. He was a former employee of the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association (HSPA). Richard is survived by his wife, Jane “Emi”; daughters, Gayle (Clyde) Nishimoto and Janelle (fiance Rick Akutagawa) Yoshida; brother, Sheridan (Laura) Yoshida and sister, Elsie Matsuo. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Susan Kimie Murayama

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

SUSAN KIMIE MURAYAMA Age 67 of Kaimuki, HI, passed away at home in her sleep on July 14, 2013. Born April 20, 1946 in Lahaina, Maui to Edwin Takeshi and Shirley Sadako Murayama. Susan graduated from Kaimuki High School, Class of 1964, and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s from the University of Hawaii. She was a dedicated teacher at Kaimuki Middle School and Sylvan Learning Center, and previously at Aiea High School. She also owned and operated The Baby Place store in Manoa Marketplace. A tireless working mother with an upbeat and enthusiastic personality, she sent her two children to private school and college. She is survived by daughter and son Dawn and David Wakukawa; sister, Gayle Iizaki; brothers, Randolph and Curtis; and longtime companion Michael Murashige. Visitation will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at Nuuanu Memorial Park, followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. Casual/Aloha attire.

Alvin Manuel Ku’uipo Baptista

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

ALVIN MANUEL KU’UIPO BAPTISTA Beloved Son and Brother. Born July 3, 1953, embraced the open arms of our Lord and everlasting life on May 13, 2013. Veteran; 1971 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools. Preceded in death by our beloved Mother, Adeline Beatrice Ku’ulei; survived by Father, Manuel Ku’uipo; brothers Clifford (Bonny), Stanley (Cathleen), Steven (Ronicca) and David (Lisa). Celebration of Life gathering, 3 Aug 2013, 1100 1200, Bellows Beach Picnic Area 1, followed by sharing of meal and memories. Please call 384-8080 or 429-8080 for more information.

HONNIE W.H. CHOCK

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

HONNIE W.H. CHOCK Honnie W.H. Chock passed away peacefully on July 3, 2013, at Straub Clinic and Hospital. Took great pride in her family, relatives, and friends. Graduated from McKinley High and business school. Started her career at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and retired from the U.S. Immigration Service. Enjoyed traveling and meeting new friends. Survived by her devoted husband of 61 years William; son Jeffrey; daughter Darlene Robertson (Richard); grandsons – Ian (Shayna), Scot, and Graham Robertson; siblings Stanley Chang and Betty Chang; in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Sister to the late Albert Chang and Wai Fong Chang. Cremation. Private family service.

UTA ASATO

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

UTA ASATO Age 89 of Honolulu, passed peacefully on June 15, 2013. Born July 15, 2013 in Honolulu. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Michael (Lei); daughter, Linda (Yoshiharu) Sato; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Jinei Nakata of Okinawa. Predeceased by husband Shotaro Asato and sister Akiko Nakada. Private services were held.

CLARA-JOYCE P. OLDS

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

CLARA-JOYCE P. OLDS “Grammie’s an angel now. She”s up in the sky” -3 yr old Max Clara-Joyce Puanani Campbell Siple Olds, born April 8, 1949, was vivacious & chatty, with a pure zest for life. Once asked if she minded getting older, and slightly larger, she grinned and replied, “I’m experiencing life in all of its facets”. And she truly did! She worked for JCPenney, Braniff & America’s Promise. A fashion model, an LPN, a teacher at Kailua & Kalaheo HS,she spearheaded Save Our Bays & Beaches, & ran Judge Mike Wilson’s mayoral campaign. Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grammie, Good Friend, and Cherished Wife. She saw through rose colored spectacles, had a heart full of aloha, and a smile to brighten any day. She loved to laugh! As Alzheimer’s stole her speech and smile, her beautiful spirit still touched all, especially caregivers Maraea Laranang and Bobbie Hashimoto-Perreira On July 10th, she peacefully took Jesus’ hand, at home, surrounded by her family’s love Predeceased by her Father, Solomon Campbell Jr, Clara is survived by her Beloved Husband, Mark N. Olds Jr, Mother, Caroline Kuret, Siblings Bernie, Gary, Bobby & Bruce Campbell. Children, Sandi & Mike (Arlene) Siple, Tara (Kino Ornellas) & Ikaika Olds. Grandchildren, Jordan, Nicole, Aaron, Tia, Max & Emi, Gr. Grandchildren Naiya & Austin. Come CELEBRATE HER LIFE with us @ St. Anthony’s Church Kailua. Visitation on Friday Jul 26, 6:30 pm. Final Viewing Saturday July 27 8:00 am, Mass at 10 am. Reception to follow; visit Clara’s web page @www.borthwickoahu.com and share your love, stories, and condolences with the family.

Edith “Jane” Leilani (Gilman) Kekoolani

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

EDITH JANE LEILANI (GILMAN) KEKOOLANI August 6, 1929 – June 30, 2013 Our beautiful & strong Mom passed peacefully in her Kaimuki home surrounded by ohana as she wished. She was deeply loved & respected by all, embodying true Aloha Spirit. Born & raised in Honolulu & the eldest to 3 sisters, 2 brothers, she was the family’s foundation. She is survived by sister Luana Gedye, son Aaron, daughters Terri & Tina, & 5 grandchildren. Services at 9:30am Saturday, July 27 at Diamond Head Memorial Park’s chapel. Burial at 2pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire, flowers, and all welcome.

Samuel L. Keala Jr.

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

SAMUEL L. KEALA JR, Of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away at the Hi’olani Care Center-Kahala Nui, Oahu on June 28, 2013 at the age of 85 following a lengthy illness. He was born on June 16, 1928 in Honolulu, Oahu. He graduated from St. Louis College in 1946 and graduated from University of Portland in civil engineering. As Engineer for Lihue Plantation Company (Amfac) on Kauai from 1956 to 1973, Sam lead the transition from rail to trucking and supervised construction of 100 miles of private plantation road as well as the Lihue Shopping Center and Office Building. Sam became the Project Engineer in 1973 for The James Campbell Estate developing the City of Kapolei, Waikele and University of Hawaii West Oahu. Having a passion for playing Hawaiian music, Sam is survived by former wife, Jalna; daughter, Kathryn (Ford) Keala; sons, Lynden (Lani) Keala, Graydon ‘Buddy'(Kathleen) Keala, Kauai, Malcolm ‘Kaina’ (Junine) Keala, Perth, Australia. Sam had 7 granddaughters and one grandson. He has one living brother, the former Chief of Police, Honolulu County, Francis Keala. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Star of the Sea Church with visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 am. Mass to follow. Casual attire. Sam will have an ocean burial at a later date. Any flowers will be donated to Kahala Nui Care Center. Donations can be made to: St. Francis Hospice, 2251 Mahalo St., Honolulu, HI 96817, Attention: Gary

Ossame Yamamoto

Posted On July 20th, 2013 -

OSAME YAMAMOTO 92, passed away on July 5, 2013. He was born on December 2, 1920 in Kamae Mauka, Hakalau. He served in the US Army, MIS, during WWII and took part in the Okinawa Campaign and participated in the famous US Forces landing of Okinawa Island on April 1, 1945. He was employed by the US Government in Okinawa and Ft. Shafter, Honolulu from November 4, 1953 to December, 1980. He is survived by his wife Aiko, sons Earl (Roberta), Ralph (Jean), and Brian, 7 grand- children and 8 great grand- children.

ROSE SOUZA HAMORA

Posted On July 20th, 2013 -

ROSE SOUZA HAMORA Age 93, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 28, 2013 in Pearl City. Born October 28, 1919 in Honokaa, HI. Retired from Pearl Harbor Nursery (childcare) as a assistant manager. She is survived by daughters, Wilma (Howard) Hamora-Kubo, Judy Hamora; 1 grand- daughter. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday (July 26) at St John Apostle & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 12:00 Noon. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/ Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FUJIE OGATA

Posted On July 20th, 2013 -

FUJIE OGATA Age 93, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 10, 2013 in Honolulu. Born April 30, 1920 in Waikapu, Maui. Fujie was a retired seamstress. She was a member of the Pearl City Hongwanji. She is survived by sons, Calvin (Rachael) Ogata of CA, Russel (Carrie) Ogata of CA; daughter, Karen (Richard) Lee; daughter- in-law, Veryl Ogata; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.

ROMANA AGNGARAYNGAY SAGISI

Posted On July 19th, 2013 -

ROMANA AGNGARAYNGAY SAGISI Age 94, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 22, 2013 in Aiea. Born August 9, 1918 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Manuel (Carmelita) Sagisi, Wilson (Isabel) Sagisi; daughters, Isabel (Jay) Rayngay, Antonina Gregorio, Veronica Saguibo; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 7 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (July 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (July 25) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

GERALD C.L. CHING

Posted On July 19th, 2013 -

GERALD C.L. CHING Age 76, of Pukalani, Maui, passed away June 25, 2013 in Maui. Born February 27, 1937 in Kula, Maui. He retired from Hawaii National Guard; He was in charge of G&K Food Service for 7 years. He is survived by wife, Patricia (Hew) Ching; son, Kirkland (Maile) Ching; daughter, Gerilyn (Donny) Ma’a; brothers, Elliot Ching, Harley (Florence) Ching, Melvin (Doris) Ching, Wilson (Betty) Ching; sisters, Irene Chung, Gertrude Ceballos, Joycelin (Albert) Chong, Bernice Lynch; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday 7/23 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10 a.m. Committal. Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

CHARLENE (CHUNG) AHN

Posted On July 19th, 2013 -

CHARLENE (CHUNG) AHN 67, of Kaneohe passed away peacefully at Castle Hospital on July 13, 2013, surrounded by many family members and friends who loved and adored her. She graduated from St. Francis High School in 1963. Charlene retired from Matson Navigation Company in 2009 after 35 years of exceptional service. Charlene lived life to the fullest with style and grace; she loved to travel, loved to create wonderful experiences for family and friends and especially loved being Grandma to her only granchild, Jordan. She is survived by Dayna Ahn (daughter), Jordan Ahn (granddaughter), Mrs. Susie Lapid (mother), Sisters: Justine (Cookie) Kawelo, Linda Mata, Susan Brown and Lori Patacsil, Brothers: Douglas Chee and James Patacsil, Jr. and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, Visitation: 10 a.m. and Service: 10:30 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, Burial: 3:00 p.m. at Hawaii Memorial Park.

PATRICK LLOYD SHAW

Posted On July 19th, 2013 -

PATRICK LLOYD SHAW Patrick Lloyd Shaw was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, to parents employed there in the U.S. Foreign Service. He lived with his parents and his older sister in Belgium, Paraguay, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Egypt, and graduated from high school in Bolivia. After serving 3 years in the US Army, he obtained degrees in East Asian Studies and Journalism from the University of Hawaii graduating with honors. He worked for one year in Japan before his marriage to Jodi Toguchi and for an additional two years when he and his wife both taught English there. Pat held a number of jobs in which he utilized his Japanese speaking skills in Honolulu and then in financial services on the mainland, and since 2006 has been the Hawaii representative of the cruise ship association. Pat passed away peacefully last week at home surrounded by friends and family. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Jodi; his daughter, Lauren; his parents Oliver and Janet (Yara) Shaw of Albuquerque; his sister, Michelle Crockett and her family (Robert, Jenna & Hayli) of Arvada, Colorado; parents-in-law, Charles and Elaine Toguchi of Kaneohe; grandmother-in-law, Misao Asato; and brother-in-law, Ryan Toguchi and his family (Sonia & Taryn) of Seattle, Washington. Pat was a treasured husband, dedicated father, son, brother, son-in-law, grandson-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin of all varieties, and friend to so very many here in Hawai’i and around the world. Pat had a passion for music, basketball, fantasy football, thrill-seeking like sky diving and bungee jumping, and especially supporting his beloved Lauren in all her activities. No matter how tired or exhausted Pat felt, he willed himself to attend as many of Lauren’s soccer games, performances, and school activities that he could. He was kind, charismatic, thoughtful, funny, and incredibly generous to all those whose lives he touched. Pat battled pancreatic cancer bravely for twenty-two months with the support of “Pat’s Posse,” and he greatly inspired those he knew with the dignity, grace, and integrity he displayed through it all. We know he is finally savoring his ultralight flight over the Ko’olaus on Oahu. Please join us in celebrating the life of Patrick Shaw on Sunday, July 21st at Central Union Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 2pm with the Celebration of Life service from 2 to 3pm. Food and fellowship to follow in the Parrish Hall. Casual or aloha attire, please do not wear black.

CHARLENE (CHUNG) AHN

Posted On July 19th, 2013 -

CHARLENE (CHUNG) AHN 67, of Kaneohe passed away peacefully at Castle Hospital on July 13, 2013, surrounded by many family members and friends who loved and adored her. She graduated from St. Francis High School in 1963. Charlene retired from Matson Navigation Company in 2009 after 35 years of exceptional service. Charlene lived life to the fullest with style and grace; she loved to travel, loved to create wonderful experiences for family and friends and especially loved being Grandma to her only granchild, Jordan. She is survived by Dayna Ahn (daughter), Jordan Ahn (granddaughter), Mrs. Susie Lapid (mother), Sisters: Justine (Cookie) Kawelo, Linda Mata, Susan Brown and Lori Patacsil, Brothers: Douglas Chee and James Patacsil, Jr. and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, Visitation: 10 a.m. and Service: 11:00 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, Burial: 3:00 p.m. at Hawaii Memorial Park.

JAMES KIICHI TSUYA

Posted On July 19th, 2013 -

JAMES KIICHI TSUYA James Kiichi Tsuya passed away peacefully early Monday morning, July 15th, in his home in Honolulu, surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years old. James was born and raised on Lihu’e Plantation on the Island of Kaua’i, the youngest of four children of Itsuta and Kinu Tsuya. James was among the replacement troops of the 442nd Infantry Regiment after the storied unit sustained heavy losses in the fierce fighting of World War II. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he attended technical schools on the GI Bill in Chicago, Illinois, and Hartford, Connecticut. In 1950, James married the love of his life, the former Matsue Sakamoto of Honokowai, Maui, a graduate of Lahainaluna high school. The newly-weds initially settled on the Island of Kaua’i, where three of their four daughters were born. In 1957, the family moved to Honokowai and James was sent to the Marshall Islands and Greenland where he worked on government projects for several years. His motivation for leaving Hawaii to work for such long periods of time was to earn and save enough money to buy a home in Honolulu and send each of his four daughters to college. He accomplished these goals, with all four daughters graduating from college and obtaining graduate degrees in their respective fields of study. James was a dreamer and visionary, beloved by all who met him. He is survived by wife Matsue, daughters Avis Tsuya, Liane Magelssen, Deon Rohlfing, and Lois Lloyd, brother Roy Tsuya, 13 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, July 22, at the Kaimuki-Kahala Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with a memorial service at 10 a.m. A private burial will be held at a later date.

David R. Thorne

Posted On July 18th, 2013 -

DAVID R. THORNE 82, of Kailua creator of the comic strip Thorney’s Zoo, educator for the D.O.E. and UH, and well known to his peers as the “Yoda of Hawaii Cartooning” for his mentorship of local cartoonists, passed away last year on July 22, 2012 due to a stroke. Dave was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he attended Western Michigan University and later moved on to Pasadena City College in California. After serving a hitch in the Coast Guard, he then went to the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee where he received his B.S. in Art Education in 1958. In 1961 he attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. Dave and his family came to Hawaii in December, of 1961 for a New Year’s Celebration and after just 3 days he decided to stay in Paradise (as he would often say). Dave went back to LA to finish school, then in 1962 he got a job teaching art at Campbell High School. In 1966 he became a Media Specialist with the Department of Education until his retirement in 1985. He used his skills at putting ideas and concepts in a humorous fashion into the designing of teaching materials, and for the two decades plus that he worked for the DOE, almost every classroom in the state had a drawing or two of his. He gave several workshops throughout Hawaii, as well as in Micronesia and Samoa. Before retiring from the DOE, Dave became a lecturer in UH Manoa’s College of Continuing Education from 1976 to 2001 teaching basic cartooning. He also worked on books with social impact. He collaborated on an AIDS awareness comic book for use in Japan; cartoon strips promoting the mainstreaming of the deaf (he was clinically deaf himself) and for Reading Literacy, as well as Non-source Pollution. His Apoha fish can still be found in the concrete on many of Hawaii’s bridges and storm drains that lead to the ocean. Finally in 2007, his dream came true in his own bi-weekly newspaper comic strip, Thorney’s Zoo, which appeared in the Star-Advertiser until illness struck in the fall of 2011. Surviving are: His wife of 52 years, Lorraine, two sons, Mitchell and Randall, a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ivan Paik, three grandchildren, Cameron, Carissa, and Kalani, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Dave’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, July 27th at Bay View Golf Park in Kaneohe. Visitation will start at 9:30 a.m., with service at 10:30. Fellowship after service ending at 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Mahalo.

FIDELLA JOSE LUIS

Posted On July 18th, 2013 -

FIDELLA JOSE LUIS Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 18, 2013 in Honolulu. Born November 19, 1929 in Hilo, HI. She is survived by sons, Tommy (Alma) Luis, Pepito Luis, Ricardo Luis, Agustin (Frances) Luis, Dionicio Luis; daughters, Ruby (Almer) Pungtilan, Eliza (Nemesio) Basilio, Nancy (Jorge) Tabilisma; brother, Alberto (Patricia) Jose of Philippines; sister, Victoria Jose of Philippines; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (July 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 23) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

JOLITA T. IRIS

Posted On July 18th, 2013 -

JOLITA T. IRIS Age 79, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 23, 2013 in Honolulu. Born January 11, 1934 in Hilo, HI. A loving wife and mother of six with a successful career of 30 years as a DOD Schofield Commissary worker. Preceded in death by her parents, Catalino & Saturnina Tongpalan; brother Julian Tongpalan, Sr. and grandson Nelsen Bernardo. She is survived by spouse, Gregorio B. Iris, Sr.; sons, Gregorio (Kathy) B. Iris, Jr., Ben (Robin) Iris; daughters, Erlinda (Norman Sr.) Bernardo of Utah, Janice (Bonifacio Jr.) Balanay, Carol (Gary) Asano. Gloria Santiago; brother, Daniel Tongpalan of Hilo; sisters, Felicidad Castro, Maria Quisano, Mercedes Smith of Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (July 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (July 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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