Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

RICHARD “DICK” H. MADSEN

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

RICHARD DICK H. MADSEN Age 81, of Aiea, HI, passed away October 5, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born August 13, 1932 in Little Falls, Minnesota. He graduated from Upsala High School, Minnesota in 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict on the U.S.S. Stichell & the U.S.S. Bryce Canyon. He retired from the Civil Service staff of CINCPAFLT. (Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet). He is survived by spouse, Hisako Madsen; daughters, Mimi (Richard) Mix, Kim Pfister; brother, Howard (Diane) Madsen; sisters, Marjorie (Henry) Harlow, Patricia (Duane) Parrish; 6 grandchildren; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (October 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please. No koden, please.

BOYD C. WORLEY, JR.

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

10-16 BOYD WORLEY JR NEW B&WFormer JAPAN AIRLINES AGENT & U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION Skagway Port-of Entry (Retired) PORT DIRECTOR BOYD C. WORLEY, Jr. Mahalo nui loa to our friends and family for the kind words of appreciation during our time of unbearable sadness. Boyd always remembered his time in Hawaii and never missed the chance to speak pidgin to the people from Hawaii who visited Skagway, Alaska on the cruise ships. We will miss him dearly. Cards to Mrs. Jean (Nakamura) Worley & Family, P.O. Box 296, Skagway, Alaska 99840 No monetary donations necessary.

RICHARD KENJI KAWASAKI

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

10-16 567172  Richard KawasakiRICHARD KENJI KAWASAKI Age 85, passed away on September 13, 2013 in his home in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Aiko Kawasaki; his son, Milton Kawasaki; brothers Duke & Harold Kawasaki; and 1 granddaughter. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19th at Diamond Head Mortuary and the service starts at 10:30 a.m. Casual/Aloha Attire.

EILEEN ANDREWS FEINBERG

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

10-16 EILEEN ANDRES FEINBERGEILEEN ANDREWS FEINBERG Eileen Andrews Feinberg, of Kailua, passed away peacefully at age 76 on September 20, surrounded by her loving family, at Straub Clinic & Hospital in Honolulu. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1937. Eileen worked as a civilian employee at several United States Air Force installations in England and eventually moved to Hawaii with her family where she was active in the British Commonwealth Club of Hawaii. She worked for various law firms in Honolulu and retired as a paralegal for Sterling & Tucker. She is survived by husband Dennis; son Andrew “Andy” (Ruth) Baker; stepson Barry Feinberg of Idaho; sister Catherine Ross of England; and granddaughters Kaila Baker, Lauren Baker, and Annalese Feinberg. A private celebration of life will be held in Kailua. Scattering of ashes will take place at a later date in England. Memorial donations may be sent to Trinity Christian School at 875 Auloa Road, Kailua, 96734, or the American Red Cross at 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, 96816.

MAE TSUNENO KATSUMOTO

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

10-16 567320  Mae KatsumotoMAE TSUNENO KATSUMOTO Age 91, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully at home October 3, 2013. Born on October 15, 1921 in Papaiko, Hawaii, she was a caregiver at home “baby sitting”. She married the love of her life, “Charlie”. They were married for over 50 years! Aunty Mae, with an exceptional, jovial, magnetic personality, brought joy to everyone around her. Active in the PTA, Boy Scouts, and community, she also loved to crochet and garden and had a passion for traveling and for music. She will be deeply missed by sons George Katsumoto (Amy), Harold “Hal” Katsumoto, Michael (Yoonja) Katsumoto; daughter Edna “Eddie” Ellington (Dave Watts); and grandchildren Kaile and Korie Katsumoto. Also sisters, Kikue Iwanaka; Sakae (Jim) Hawley; Kiyono Yoshida; Kazue (Bob) Kawano. Visitation: 5:00 PM Saturday, October 19 at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St. Celebration of Life: 5:30 PM. Casual Attire. No flowers.

George Layne Keoki Saffery

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

10-15 563786  George SafferyGEORGE LAYNE KEOKI SAFFERY Age 55, passed away on September 21, 2013. He is survived by his 4 children, Samantha Pauso, Kelci Saffery, Jessie Uehara and Isaac Saffery. Grandsons Ryder & Mason. Father, Norman “Buddy” Saffery, siblings Mikilani Sormon, Liane Thompson, Alan Saffery, Lyle Saffery & Wanda Naki. And a number of nieces and nephews. Please join us as we celebrate his life on Friday October 18, 2013 from 10am-2pm at Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo.

HIROMU “HIRO” HARUGUCHI

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

HIROMU HIRO HARUGUCHI Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 24, 2013 in Aiea. Born December 30, 1930 in Hilo, HI. Member of the Lions Club for over 25 years. He is survived by spouse, Florence Y. Haruguchi; sons, Keith Haruguchi, Brian (Christine) Haruguchi, Chad Haruguchi; sisters, Dot Miyamoto, Peggy Matsumoto; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (October 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Monday (October 21) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

BRUCE KEKOA EPSTEIN

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

BRUCE KEKOA EPSTEIN Age 52, of Kailua, HI, passed away September 10, 2013 in Honolulu. Born June 9, 1961 in Anchorage, Alaska. Warrior for Christ. He is survived by wife, Marcy Epstein; son, Sheldon Orta; daughters, Renee Kawelo, Denise Epstein, Nalani Epstein, Frances Epstein, Sophie Epstein; father, Jack Epstein; brother, Wayne (Brenda) Epstein; sister, Pearl (John) Cantrell; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (October 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual/ Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Waipahu Church of Christ, 94-447 Apowale St., Waipahu, HI 96797.

RICHARD “SEO” SEIYU OSHIRO

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

RICHARD SEO SEIYU OSHIRO Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 23, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born March 14, 1931 in Honolulu. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and also worked at Doi Trucking, Honolulu. He is survived by spouse, Patsy “Pat” A. Oshiro; daughters, Cyd, Joy-Lyn, Carrie; sisters, Ethel Hamano, Emma Masuda; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (October 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

PAUL H. ABE

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

PAUL H. ABE Paul Abe, 79, from Oceanside, California formally from Honolulu, Hawai’i passed away September 17. He is survived by wife; Bea, son; Ted (Helen), daughters; Dee (Bill) Choy Hee & Paula (David) Sindelar & his Dear & only grandson; Skyler Sindelar. Sister; Elaine Yoshimi & brother; Douglas Abe. Private services. The family kindly request no monetary/koden or gifts.

ROBERT “BOB” SYPOWICZ

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

10-15 ROBERT SYPOWICZROBERT BOB SYPOWICZ Robert “Bob” Sypowicz, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully in his home on October 9, 2013 in Honolulu, HI, surrounded by friends and family, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rochelle Sypowicz; his son Russell Sypowicz (Angela Sypowicz); and grandson Noah Sypowicz. Robert was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 21, 1948. Upon moving to Hawaii in 1986, he started a successful accounting and bookkeeping business where he enjoyed helping his clients, many of which became close friends. He volunteered his time and talent at Sacred Heart Church for the past 25 years, serving on the Pastoral Council and as a bookkeeper, usher, CCD teacher, and choir member. His love of music extended to his participation with his friends in the Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus. A memorial service is scheduled for friends and family on Thursday, October 17 at 9:30 am at Sacred Heart Church in Makiki (Maryknoll Grade School). His family graciously requests that donations be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research in lieu of flowers or gifts.

CPT ALLEN ROY KOENIG

Posted On October 14th, 2013 -

CPT ALLEN ROY KOENIG CPT ALLEN ROY KOENIG passed away peacefully on October 1, 2013 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Tina, children; Kahele, Kehaunani, Ku’ulani, Kamalu (Page) and five grandchildren. Born to Stanley G. Koenig and Gladys Akee-Choy on November 19, 1945 in Honolulu, Hawaii and survived by brother Dick (Gerry) Koenig and sister Raynel Foster. Roy was a 1963 graduate of Kamehameha Schools and a decorated Vietnam veteran. He served his country for 18 years as an Army nurse. Roy was a member of the Mililani Makule League and a proud member of the Pearl City Umpire Association. He was an innovative entrepeneur as well as a Fox News afficianado. Roy was a renegade and an exemplary pioneer of applied imagination. An endearing quality of Roy was his kolohe-like sense of humor which carried him and those around him through to the end.

ALEJANDRO VIERNES ARADANAS

Posted On October 14th, 2013 -

ALEJANDRO VIERNES ARADANAS Age 87, of Honolulu, passed away September 29, 2013 in Honolulu. Born February 8, 1926 in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by son, Abenir (Celina) Aradanas, Arnold (Shirley Saludares) Aradanas; daughters, Alenia ((Dionisio) Velasquez, Amefel (Sergio) Ilagan, Arlene Aradanas; brother, Marfelino Aradanas; sister, Gloria Baybayan; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 10/19 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Mass 6:30 p.m. Final services will be held in the Philippines. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DAMASO AMBROCIO

Posted On October 14th, 2013 -

DAMASO AMBROCIO Age 86, of Aiea, HI, passed away September 22, 2013 in Aiea. Born December 13, 1926 in Asingan, Philippines. A retired Matson Navigation Company crane operator with 47 years of service. He is survived by wife, Leonora Ambrocio; sons, Melvin (Tina) Ambrocio, Edwin (Cheryl) Ambrocio, Stewart (Karen) Ambrocio, Eugene Ambrocio, Jeffrey Ambrocio; daughter, Valerie (Robin) Chong; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grand- children; sisters, Pudgie Smith of GA, Liberty Rivera of Big Island, Paula Hall of MT. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

Marie (nee de Narde)

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Lord In kind memory of Marie (nee de Narde) who passed away at her Kahala, Honolulu home on 13 October, 2005. Also for her husband Jack who died on 21 January 1998. R.I.P. (M.S)

CYNTHIA MARIE BLACK

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

10-13 CYNTHIA MARIE BLACKCYNTHIA MARIE BLACK August 20, 1952 – September 13, 2013 Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Cindy attended Hanahauoli School, Punahou, Mills College and Burklyn Business school. Cindy’s career in the publishing business spanned 30 years. She was President and Editor-In-Chief of Beyond Words Publishing Company founded in 1983. The company became the leader in the specialized category of mind, body and spirit. One of Cindy’s amazing accomplishments was her collaboration with Rhonda Byrne regarding a film “The Secret”. When Cindy saw the film, she convinced Byrne to publish a book based on the film. The book “The Secret” was on the New York Times best seller list for 200 weeks and was translated Into 40 languages. Among Cindy’s industry awards were Entertainment Marketer of the Year by Advertising Age and she was also chosen by Independent Publisher as one of the 10 Outstanding Women in Independent Publishing. Now in partnership with Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Beyond Words continues to lead the mind, body and spirit field. Cindy maintained two homes – her “business” home in Hillsboro, Oregon and her “family” home in Honolulu. In 2013, Cindy returned home to Honolulu for her final journey. Encouraging and advising neophyte writers were part of Cindy’s life. She offered them many opportunities in the publishing world. Cindy is survived by her loving family mother Connie, sister Evie and brother Tom Black. Cindy was predeceased by her father Everett. A private service was held at Lanikai Beach where Cindy spent many happy years. Donations to Islands Hospice.

WENDELL “JOE” WON

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

10-13 WENDELL WONWENDELL JOE WON Loving husband, dad, papa, uncle, and dear friend, passed away peacefully at home in Makakilo, HI. He graduated from St. Louis College, Class of 1951. Enlisted in the United States Air Force and retired as Master Sergeant with 23 year of service. Served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was employed at the U.S. Postal Service and retired as Supervisor after 26 years. Joe’s great passion was golf and was a member of the St. Louis Alumni Golf Club. For the past 13 years, Joe and his wife Carolyn volunteered twice a week as Coordinators of the St. Jude Catholic Church Outreach/Food Pantry Ministry. They were both committed to this ministry wholeheartedly. Survived by his first love and the love of his life, Carolyn Beck Won; Stepchildren; Keola (Sara) Lloyd, Granddaughter Erin, Grandson Ryan; Queenie (Bernie Toi) Lam Ho, Grandson Kahiau; Sons; Glen (Tammy) Won, Eugene Won; Daughters; Kelly (Larry) Johnson, Tracy Williams, Vivian Lanham, Kelly Langman; Sisters; Lauren (Manuel) Rodrigues, Jasmine Won. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakiko Dr., Kapolei, HI; Celebration of Life and Eulogy 10:30 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m. Graveside services on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veteran Cemetery in Kaneohe. Casual attire.

BRUCE E. LLOYD

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

10-13 BRUCE E. LLOYDBRUCE E. LLOYD His family at his side, Bruce Lloyd, Honolulu, died peacefully on October 4, 2013. Bruce was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of three brothers and a younger sister. A well-read intelligent young Bruce Lloyd was lucky to be stationed in Germany during the Korean War. His time in Europe sparked a love for adventure that became a big part of his future life. The best part of the adventure began when he met Ginny who became his wife of 56 years. Greeted by Ginny’s missionary family relatives here and on Maui, they arrived with son Mark from California in 1981 to start Joyce Selby Shoes Ala Moana. The store thrived for close to 20 years when Bruce influenced mainland manufacturers to start making wide shoes in smaller sizes for our local ladies. His nickname at the store was “The General” for his precise decisions. A lover of heated debate no topic was ignored: world events, literature, movies, sports trivia, or the fact that a ‘Caesar salad is not one without anchovies!’ He and Ginny travelled extensively over the years; realizing their bucket list goal delighting in a month long stay in a Tuscan villa. He is survived by his wife Virginia (Ginny), son Mark, and brother Jack and youngest sister Janice Clark. Services will be held at the Outrigger Canoe Club on October 16, 8:00 a.m.

MASAMI “TUNDA” KUSUNOKI

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

MASAMI TUNDA KUSUNOKI Age 94, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 23, 2013 in Pearl City. Born July 9, 1919 in Honolulu, HI. Masami was a retired carpenter from both the Federal Government and Lear Siegler. He is survived by son, Ken Kusunoki; brothers, Takeshi “Paul” Kusunoki, Teruo (Kay) Kusunoki; sister, Ethel Kaya. Private Services held.

ALFRED DOMINGO PAET

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

ALFRED DOMINGO PAET Age 83, of Honolulu, HI, passed away August 31, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 2, 1930 in Sprecksville, Maui. A warehouse clerk with GTE Hawaiian Tel, and a Korean Conflict veteran with the U.S. Army. He is survived by wife, Ursula Kuiee; son, Allain D. Paet; daughter, Alycia D.P. (Chris) Arquero; brothers, Gerardo Paet, Rodulfo (Conchita) Paet, Honorato Benjamin Paet; sisters, Esmenia Montefalcon, Virginia (David) Bega; 1 grand- son. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 19) at St. John the Baptist Church (2324 Omilo Ln., Honolulu); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

LEATIVALU SILA FUIAVAILILI

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

LEATIVALU SILA FUIAVAILILI Age 72, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away September 18, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born April 20, 1941 in Saleimoa, Western Samoa. He is survived by sons, Fuamete (April) Fuiavailili, Siaki (Penny) Fuiavailili, Sila (Lisa) Fuiavailili, David (Avil) Fuiavailili, Johnny (Missy) Tavai, Raymond Tavai, Tusi Tavai, Junior Tavai; daughters, Lucia (Siona) Fuiavailili, Diane Tavai, Michelle Tavai; Sister: Aliialofatumuaofaleupolu E. Sua; 29 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Private Services held.

IMAO NAKASONO

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

IMAO NAKASONO Age 82, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 2, 2013 in Aiea. Born March 10, 1931 in Ewa, Honolulu. He is survived by brothers, Teruji Nakasono, George Nakasono, Thomas Nakasono; sister, Mildred (Yoshio) Ito; sister-in-law, Kimie Nakasono. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (October 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

John Zapotocky Sr.

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

10-13--565923--John-Zapotocky-SrJOHN ZAPOTOCKY SR. 1918 to 2013 John was born in Brownsville PA., the second son in a family of four boys and four girls. He attended Aliquippa H.S. graduating in 1936 with a specialty in Industrial Arts, with training as a machinist. Upon graduation he joined as an apprentice machinist and worked for four years at Jones and Laughlin Steel. One of his co-workers told him he was headed to Hawaii. John thought that might be an adventure and applied for the same position, but the quota was filled. As luck would have it, his friend decided to get married instead and John got the job. Before he left for Hawaii, John stopped in Washington DC to visit Anne Smisko, a friend he knew from his hometown. John fell in love with Hawaii the moment he arrived and worked from 1941-1945 at Pearl Harbor Naval Air Station then began a career with Hawaiian Pineapple Company (later Dole) that would span over 30 years. He and Anne were married and soon a son John and daughter Barbara were born. John worked during the heyday of pineapple in Hawaii starting as a machinist, becoming a Forman then a Supervisor. He accepted a two-year challenging assignment at Dolefil on Mindanao in the Philippines and often had to use his mechanical know-how and creativity when machinery parts broke and no replacements were available. John and Anne enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime experience then returned to Hawaii where John retired as Dole’s Superintendant of By-Products. John enjoyed a lifelong love affair with the ocean, especially surfing and canoeing. He earned a steersman’s certificate, allowing him to operate his personal canoe within the commercial surfing areas of Waikiki. He was on a first name basis with surfing luminaries such as Duke Kahanamoku, Rabbit Kekai, Steamboat, Blue Makua, “Pops” Ah Choy and other legendary beach boys. They called him “Zap”. John surfed on a variety of boards and built a surfing canoe dubbed “Pearl Diver”, later building an unsinkable version in fiberglass. In his forties, John became an advocate of stand-up surfing and was a well-known figure at Tongg’s. He would often surf a few at Tongg’s, paddle down to Queen’s, catch a set, then paddle back. In his later years, John changed his surfing venue to Queen’s and Canoe’s and, with his trademark white hair (that rarely got wet), muscled physique and tall paddle, he could be seen in the early morning surf nearly every day. John never claimed to be a legend or to have been the first stand up paddle surfer, but he certainly was one of its most consistent and visible advocates; the subject of many surfing news stories for local, regional and national surfing publications, featured on local TV stations and the subject of a number of U-Tube videos. John was well known as a handyman. He once took at course at the UH then built his own solar panel system that lasted 20+ years. He constantly upgraded the family home, built the concrete stairs at Tongg’s beach, helped neighbors with various projects and was the idol of many kids who needed guidance, tools or supplies for school projects. He once built and fully assembled a tree-house in the backyard and hoisted it in one piece into a mango tree; complete with shingle roof, door, windows and balcony! The neighborhood kids played, climbed and swung to their heart’s content. John’s volunteerism was not limited to family and friends. He was an assistant Scoutmaster and coached little league baseball. When St. Augustine’s Church needed funds to build a new church, John convinced Dole to donate pineapple juice. For over ten years, every Sunday after Mass, John and family manned the Juice Booth. John fought tirelessly to keep the church property from the hands of developers; writing letters (even to the POPE!) and circulating petitions. He was active in keeping fluoride out of Hawaii’s drinking water and in a number of other community health issues. Throughout their lives, John and Anne shared an enduring love and loyal partnership and had a wide range of close friendships. John was a wonderful and loving father who always had time for his children. He was a voracious reader, philosopher, visionary and fabulous storyteller with a great sense of humor. He had a zest for life that was unduplicated and his enthusiasm was contagious. John died seven months and one day after his beloved Anne passed away. He joins Anne in heaven, a reward for living a good life and leaving the world a better place for his actions. John Sr. is survived by his son John Zapotocky III (Cindy), daughter Barbara Cook (Steve), grandsons Levi Stribling (Kerrie), and Alan, Brian, Christopher and Daniel Zapotocky. A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013. Mass at St. Augustine by the Sea Church in Waikiki at 9:00, followed by scattering of his ashes at Waikiki Beach between Queens and Canoe’s surf spots, followed by a lunch at the Elks Club. Please RSVP by 10/21/13 to 808-927-2476.

Herbert Chohiko Kochi

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

HERBERT CHOHIKO KOCHI 81, of Honolulu, a retired electrician and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, passed away on October 1, 2013 at a Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He is survived by his wife, Tessie; son, Jon (Suk); daughters, Debra Ann and Dawn (Russell) Kato; brothers, James (Dorothy), Bert (Helen), and Roy; sister, Jane (Henry) Takara; grandchildren, April, Sienna, and Ashley. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

FORTUNATA “NATY” GANDOLI AGMATA

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

FORTUNATA NATY GANDOLI AGMATA Age 77, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 19, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 4, 1936 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Naty was retired from Kenny’s Restaurant in Kamehameha Shopping Center. She is survived by sons, Pio Agmata of Philippines, Honorio (Myrna) Agmata, Wilfred (Emelea) Agmata, Cesar (Cherry) Agmata; daughter: Lucrecia (Januaryo) Baniaga; sisters: Jesusa Tagalicud, Vicenta Rarangol; 25 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 17) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 18) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FLORENCE CHALMERS LEMKE

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

OBITUARY OF FLORENCE CHALMERS LEMKE Our dearest Florence passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013. She was born on July 31, 1921 and is the last of seven Chalmers children. She graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy in 1939 and pursued a secretarial career to help her mother who had been widowed with 7 children. A few years later, she married Herman G. P. Lemke and they were together until his death in 2001. Survived by daughters, Marlene Lemke and Adele Lemke Badone (George), sons, David Lemke and Herman Lemke Jr., granddaughters, Rachel Lemke (Jordan) and Sarah Lemke and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. 9:00 a.m. Visitation; 10:00 Mass; Burial to follow at Oahu Cemetery, Lemke Plot. Donations may be made to Star of the Sea Catholic Church or Sacred Hearts Academy.

KEITH YORIO OKAZAKI

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

10-13 KEITH YORIO OKAZAKIKEITH YORIO OKAZAKI Keith Yorio Okazaki, passed away on September 17, 2013 at home. He was 65 years old. He is survived by his wife Cheryl; son Eric S. (Chiyoko); daughter Amanda N. (Daniel) Hartman of Chicago, IL.; brother Clyde (Judy) of Belmont, CA; sister Sharyn (Nate) Waipa; three grandchildren Kaito, Keina and Malia; aunties Irene Nakamura, Jeannette Okazaki, and Jean Okazaki of Torrance, CA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Keith was the proprietor of Nikko Restoration Massage, Inc. a business that spanned three generations starting with his grandfather Prof. Henry Seishiro Okazaki in 1931. The massage style was passed on to his parents Hachiro and Ruth, then to Keith. He took pride as the third generation carrying on the tradition of massage known for its basis in the healing aspect of the martial arts. He also held a black belt in judo. Their patients would quickly become dear family friends. Keith and his twin brother were inseparable and together built a lifetime of memories with their father, mother and friends camping and fishing at Kahuku. His other great passion was bonsai. Visitation 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday October 26, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 5 p.m. No Monetary Gifts please. Aloha attire.

BEVERLY JEANNE KEKOA

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

BEVERLY JEANNE KEKOA July 14, 2013 Beverly Jean Kekoa, 75, of Honolulu, a travel agent with Tradewind Tours, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by sons, Mike, Mark, Matt, daughter Kim, sister Diane, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services to be held at Moanalua Bay on October 26, 2013 at 11:00am followed by scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. For more info, contact mark at MKekoa@gmail.com

KIKUE SHIMABUKURO

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

KIKUE SHIMABUKURO Age 93, of Wahiawa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii, she retired as a guidance counselor for the State of Hawaii Department of Education Aiea Complex. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Yoshiaki Shimabukuro, she is survived by her son, Lloyd Y. Shimabukuro; daughters, Claire A. (Mark Merlin) Shimabukuro and Ann K. (Matthew “Macky”) Catania; grandchildren, Giuseppe (Sabrina Canfield) and Kiku Catania; a great-grandson Makaio Catania; brother, Toshio (Ryoko) Shimabukuro and sister, Shizue Palmer; sister-in-law, Betty Shimabukuro; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; a service of celebration at 2:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

PILHIYA BONNIE MINER

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

10-13 564375  Pilhiya MinerPILHIYA BONNIE MINER Age 87 passed away in Aiea on September 21, 2013. Bonnie was born on March 13, 1926 in Pahoa Hawaii. She was a retired Trimmer with Dole Cannery after 29 years. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Gene Miner; sons, Jack, Gary and Ronald Claiborne; daughters, Sharon Claiborne, Charmaine Barnes and Debbie Jennings; brother, Robert Bontog; sister, Ronella Moore; 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Diamond Head Mortuary with visitation at 9:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m., and lunch 11:30. Burial at 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.


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