Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

EMILY KEOLAKAULANI “KEOLA” (LOPEZ) JAMORA

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

EMILY KEOLAKAULANI KEOLA (LOPEZ) JAMORA Emily "Keola" Keolakaulani (Lopez) Jamora born August 10, 1944 & ascended to heaven on April 4, 2015. Emily was a resident of Haleiwa & Mililani. She worked @ Laniloa Lodge & Haleiwa's Gas Express. Emily was survived by her children: Laurie & John Lopez, Francis, David, Myrna, Denise & William Jamora, 21 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter. A celebration of life service on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Please contact her family @ 625-3989 or 94-100 Anania Dr. #230 Mililani HI 96789.

ROSELINE MORALES

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

ROSELINE MORALES Age 87, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 10, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born September 7, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Gregory D. (Sue) Morales, Phillip J. Morales; daughters-in- law, Sunhee Morales, Angela Morales; daughters, Rosaline G. (Eugene) Carrero, Stephanie (Eugene) Kawelo, Bonny Anne Wallace, Marcellena M. (Nolan) Peltier, Virginia (Nani) Morales; brother, James Patrick Harrington; sisters, Virginia Flickinger of Pennsylvannia, Agnes Hubbell of San Diego; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 3 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Saturday (May 16) at St. Rita's Catholic Church (89-318 Farrington Hwy., Waianae). Funeral service 9:30 a.m.

Hilario Hoomanawanui

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

HILARIO C. HOOMANAWANUI July 21, 1947 - May 10, 2014 It's been a long year since you left us. Missing you and loving you always. Mahalo everyone for your support and prayers Until we meet again. - Cheryl, Adam, Anthony, Maile and Ohana.

Janet “Juanita” “Nita” Rosco Aragon

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

$nameJANET JUANITA NITA ROSCO ARAGON Age 89, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 12, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born March 20, 1926 in Ewa, HI. She is survived by daughters, Dolores J. Aragon of Fresno, CA, Sandra A. (Benjamin) Toyama, Gerlynn L. (Andreas) Smith; son, Sandy S. Aragon, Jr.; sisters, Sister Anita Marie Rosco, Priscilla (Reynaldo, Sr.) Canne; 28 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 26 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:15 a.m., Friday (May 15) at Immaculate Conception Church (91-1298 Renton Rd, Ewa Beach). Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Donald G. Murchie

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

$nameDONALD G. MURCHIE On April 30, 2015, Donald Gordon Murchie, 92 years old, passed way. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 64 years, Helen (nee Might); his four daughters: Margaret, Barbara, Nancy (Donald), and Donna; his four granddaughters: Emily, Leiala (Justin), Emma and Elizabeth; his great-grandson, Koa Scot and other extended family members. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Scot. Don was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He joined the RCAF in 1941 and flew Spitfires in 85 combat missions during WWII (412 SQN). After the war, in 1946, he returned home to Calgary and attended Olds Agricultural College and the University of Alberta (8. Sc.) where he met Helen. They married in 1951 and Don rejoined the RCAF with a permanent commission. They raised their four daughters in Europe and Canada. He flew all kinds of aircraft includ ing Harvards, T-33's, F104's, C45's, as well as F86 Sabres (444 SQN). With much pride, Don conducted the test acceptance flights on the Golden Centennaires Aerobatic Team's Tudor Jets (predecessor of the Snowbirds) and was the team's test pilot. Following his retirement from the RCAF in 1971, Don returned to University and received his Education degree. For the next 13 years, he taught Grade 5 classes at Brigadier Gault School at the Griesbach Base in Edmonton. In their retirement, Don and Helen travelled the world, visiting Hawaii annually and spending summers at Devil's Lake. As a musician, Don took great pleasure in playing his bugle on Canada Day, his tuba for the Cosmopolitan Music Society, and the piano with his fellow Shepherd's Care Kensington musicians. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Shepherd's Care Kensington (auditorium), 12603 - 135 Avenue, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers , the family would appreciate donations to STARS, the Salvation Army, or the charity of one's choice.

Jessica Lynn Lum

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

$nameJESSICA LYNN LUM Age 19, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away April 15, 2015. She was born October 17, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jessica was a graduate from the Class of 2013 at Saint Francis. She was a source of pride and joy to her family and good friends. She is survived by her parents Nate and Tricia; biological mother Janice; brothers Loren (wife Jessica) and Zackery Shiraki; sisters Jennifer and Mia; nieces Leila and Ava; grandparents Yong Houle, James Chase, Radient Chase, Pop and Gram Lum (deceased); aunty Patti Lentz (deceased); unlce Mike Cahill, Sidney (wife Cheryl), and Neal (wife Dolly); Hanai family Jenna, Bethie, Zachary Oda, Joseph Hopps, Keana, Joanne, and John Russell. And all her cousins. Memorial service to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Thursday May 14, 2015. Visitation 5pm. Service to begin at 6:30pm.

TED HITOSHI OGATA

Posted On May 9th, 2015 -

TED HITOSHI OGATA Ted Hitoshi "Topsy" Ogata, 86, of Pearl City, retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 31 machinist and Army veteran, died at Pali Momi Medical Center on March 31, 2015. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife, Diana S., daughter, Renee N. (Eric Tash) Iijima, brothers, Akira (Mutsue), Hideo (Lucille) and Masayoshi (Frances), sisters, Winifred F. Ogata, Harriet H. (James) Yoshimori. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday (5/16) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Mildred “Millie” Medeiros Dopp

Posted On May 9th, 2015 -

MILDRED "MILLIE" MEDEIROS DOPP Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away April 13, 2015 in Honolulu. Born November 17, 1923 in Honolulu. Retired January 1, 1991 at Hawaiian Airlines as a Chief Clerk. She was a Tutor at Jefferson Elementary School. She is survived by daughters, Doreen Anderson, Donna Geisler Laurie Prietto; son, Everett (Barbara) Ortiz; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 5/13 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday 5/14 at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu, Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ESTHER YUK LIN LEE LAU

Posted On May 9th, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-05-11 08.44.44ESTHER YUK LIN LEE LAU May 17, 1917 - June 10, 2014 Esther Lau rejoined her husband Albert the morning of April 18, 2015, following a beautiful morning service and communion on Magic Island for immediate family members. For 22 years, Esther and Albert leased and operated Alexander Grocery ("The Chink Store") on Alexander Street in Makiki that was the snack and family pick-up stop for many Punahou and Maryknoll students and served basic grocery needs of surrounding neighborhood. The Laus truly loved that little store and their patrons, remembering numerous by name and countless more by face. A true "Mom & Pop store--I trust you, you trust me" existence, good ol' face-to-face communication with all, just a 'plain vanilla' work ethic which succeeded as they intended. A news article upon the store's closing in the mid-1970's states, "The Laus are a special kind of peoplethey offered advice, philosophy, encouragement and help where neededkept athletes on training diets, bucked up potential drop-outs, clamped down on fighting, profanity, smoking, and corrected sloppy Englisha year-round lost and found department, (conveyed) messages between parents and childrenmade hundreds of small loans for phone calls, bus fares, and food." Mom was quoted, "It's the relationship we've had with the childrenwithout them and the store, we couldn't have brought up our own children as well. We've learned as much from them as they've learned from us. We're really going to miss this." Subsequently, the couple and their children have been stopped by many who remembered them and their shaved ice, manapua, hamburgers, candy, soda, and sushi. The Laus previously lived in Wahiawa, where Albert founded Albert's Cleaners. Not many know that Esther early on also sold the World Book Encyclopedia door-to-door just to earn a set for her own family, and worked as an employee of the State Legislature when it was located at Iolani Palace. A spirited woman of strong faith, Esther worshipped at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Palama, and more recently the Parish of St. Clement, which served Arcadia Retirement Residence, home during her final 14 years. Besides family, music was her love, and she often surprised staff and residents with the beautiful singing of many old Hawaiian songs. She passed from this life the way many would envy - she had an engaged, relaxing day, ate a good dinner (including dessert), and retired for the night. Survivors include daughter Linda Lau Teruya; sons Michael (Soleah Tirase) and Richard (Helen) Lau; brother-in-law Raymond D.K. Lau; 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. On-line condolences at www.borthwickoahu.com

MATHEW KALANIKAPU GIFFARD

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

MATHEW KALANIKAPU GIFFARD Age 72, of Mililani, HI, passed away April 10, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born March 24, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. Retired carpenter. He is survived by sons, Mathew Kalani (Ashley) Giffard, Grand Kamaile Giffard; daughter, Cecilia Mokihana (Greg) Adams; brother, James Giffard, Sr.; sisters, Elizabeth "Tweety" (Louis) Benedict, Frances (Ray) Morris; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- daughters. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (May 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

LILLIAN MATSUKO KUROIWA

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

$nameLILLIAN MATSUKO KUROIWA Lillian Kuroiwa, 97 died peacefully at her home on April 14, 2015. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she moved to Honolulu where she met and married Isaac Kuroiwa. A devoted store manager, she worked for Island Camera & Gift Shops for many years. Her love of the arts, music and dance brought her much joy. For almost 40 years she organized the annual Bon Dance at Shinshu Kyokai and Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji. She was a founding member of the Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai, Japanese Minyo group and taught dance at the Kaneohe Koolau Senior program. She is survived by Isaac Kuroiwa (pre-deceased); son, Melvin (Ann) Kuroiwa; daughters, Joyce (Walter) Morita (pre-deceased); Faith (Robert) Kaneshiro, Adele (Michael) Tasaka, 9 grand- children: Melanie Steiner, Ken Kuroiwa, Joy Kunishima, Debbie Wilgus, Colette Morita, Neil Kaneshiro, Robyn Furuta, Christopher Tasaka and Nick Tasaka and 9 great grand- children. Please join us in celebration of her life on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Visitation at 3:30pm, service to follow at 4:30pm. Casual attire.

Francis C. Rawlins

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

FRANCIS C. RAWLINS April 24, 2015 Francis Rawlins, 95 of Kaneohe passed away peacefully at his home. Served with the Honolulu Police Department during W.W. II. He retired as an insurance executive with General American Group Insurance. He was born in Honolulu and was pre deceased by Olivia G. Rawlins. He was a member of St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe. Survived by sons Cliff (Colleen) Rawlins, Bobby (Debra) Rawlins; daughters Judi Manthei, Charmaine (John) Ostrowski. 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. Also survived by sister Lydia Miranda. Services private. Grave side service May 12, 2015 9am Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

GEORGE KUI FONG FUNG

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

$nameGEORGE KUI FONG FUNG of Cupertino, CA passed away peacefully on February 27, 2015 at 94. He was born in Paia, Maui on November 30, 1920, the fifth of nine children to Arthur C. H. and Yen Moi Fung. After the Army in WWII, he was a microbiologist and water qualities engineer at Pearl Harbor. In 1981, he retired in Sunnyvale, CA and traveled around the mainland, Europe and Asia. George was predeceased by wife, Ruth and survived by son, Michael (Tracie), grandchildren, Christopher and Ellie and brother, William. An inurnment service will be Saturday, May 16 at 10:30am at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire, no flowers.

ROMAN POLIDO DELA CRUZ

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

ROMAN POLIDO dELA CRUZ Age 92, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 5, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born December 10, 1922 in Balungao, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Oahu Sugar Company with 39 years of service. He is survived by spouse, Clarita S. dela Cruz; sons, Dominador (Angela) dela Cruz, Rholston S. (Stephanie) dela Cruz; daughters, Catherine S. (Joseph) Scardino, Lolita (Marcelino) Fabia; 7 grand- children; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (May 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (May 13) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa). Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

LOUISA CRISTUTA CRAIL JOHNSON

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

LOUISA CRISTUTA CRAIL JOHNSON Louisa Cristuta Crail Johnson - 89, died on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Peter Becker Community, Harleysville, PA. She was the loving wife of the late Leon W. Johnson for 63 years. Louisa was born in Ewa, Oahu to the late Catalino and the late Alejandra Cristuta Crail. She is survived by: Three sons: Harry L. (Linda) Johnson of Telford, Leon H. (Doris) Johnson of Hatfield, Robert L. (Donna) Johnson of Harleysville; one daughter, Ann Leilani (Dennis) Goshow of Harleysville, 9 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren, 1 great-great- grandchild, and two brothers, Albert Crail of Ewa, Oahu, Rudy (Gayle) Crail of Lawai, Kauai. She was also preceded in death by: 6 brothers: Gordon Crail, Larry Crail, Juanito Crail, Karion Crail, Bing Krael, Alfredo Krael, and 1 sister, Conchita "Connie" Sojot. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 3:00 pm at Peter Becker Community Chapel, 800 Maple Ave, Harleysville, PA 19438. Memorial contributions may be made to: Grand View Hospice, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, PA 18960 or the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Ste 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Arrangements by: Anders- Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com.

DOLORES SALAZAR BANGLOY

Posted On May 7th, 2015 -

DOLORES SALAZAR BANGLOY Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away April 5, 2015 in Honolulu. Born April 22, 1934 in Gataran, Cagayan, Philippines. Retired from Dole Pineapple Company. She is survived by daughters, Marilou Salazar, Theresa Medina; son, Lindon Bangloy; brother, Roque (Juanita) Salazar; sister, Juanita Campos; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 5/12 at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Evelyn “Bing” Padasdao Garcia

Posted On May 7th, 2015 -

EVELYN "BING" PADASDAO GARCIA Evelyn "Bing" Padasdao Garcia of Ewa Beach, Oahu formally of Koloa, Kauai passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the age of 40. She was born on June 16, 1974 in Lanao, Bangui, Philippines and worked at Carnazzo Court Reporting as the Notice and Subpoena process server. She is survived by her loving husband Stephen; son Bryan Caluya; step-daughters, Cheyenne Drake, Mariah Garcia; parents Felix and Florentina Padasdao; siblings, Emilie (Steven) Weinstein, Alexander (Adela) Padasdao, Brenda (Mike Stauber) Balaan, William (Grace) Padasdao, Eleanor Padasdao, Sherry Ann (Barry) Oyamot, Leanne (Brett Ishida) Padasdao; father in law, Renee (Jennie) Garcia; mother in law, Kathy (Victor) Potts; brother in law, Brent Garcia, Rob Potts; sister in law Angie (Conner) O'Shea as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins. A "Celebration of Life" service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Ewa Beach, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with Mass to follow at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to the American Liver Cancer Society or the Cholangiocarcinoma support group. Arrangements were handled by Moanalua Mortuary

ROSE CRUZ DAPROZA

Posted On May 6th, 2015 -

$nameROSE CRUZ DAPROZA Age 70, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 4, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born August 8, 1944 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A retired elementary school teacher, CNA & care home operator. A member of Cabugao International, Timpuyog Mannurat Ilocano, Gumil Hawaii & Caregivers Association of Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Brigido D. Daproza; son, Gerald C. Daproza; daughter, Aileen C. Daproza; sister, Laureana Cruz (Guillermo) Lungay; numerous nephews & nieces. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (May 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 12) at Resurrection of the Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Querino “Quering” Tierra

Posted On May 6th, 2015 -

QUERINO QUERING TIERRA Age 82, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 23, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 4, 1932 in North Kohala, Hilo, HI. He retired after 40 years as a cook from the Ilikai Hotel. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife, Erlinda Cabudol Tierra; daughters, Daisy (Lawrence) Bayudan, Karen (Andrew) Bosanquet; brothers, Alfred (Fe) Tierra, Albert (Clarita) Tierra; sisters, Sally (Sada) Payumo, Betty Tolentino; 6 grandchildren, Dyllan, Krysten, Lance, LJ, Charlize, Kadon; step-mother, Zenaida Tierra; step-sister, Aimee Tierra; hanai daughter, Lynn Kamealoha; 2 step-grandsons. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (May 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (May 11) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

RICHARD GENE THOREN

Posted On May 6th, 2015 -

$nameRICHARD GENE THOREN Age 78, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 6, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born February 26, 1937 in Topeka, Kansas. He is survived by sons, Terry (Barbara) Thoren, Richard (Jackie) Thoren, Jr., Charles Thoren, Thomas (Robin) Mattos, James Mattos; daughters, Sharie (Mark) Martin, Diana Thoren, Jerri (Jerry) Horner, Colleen Mattos; sister, Margaret (Frank) Mc Evoy; 16 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (May 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Wednesday (May 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

FLORENCE (MAZZEI) FARRIER-TAPFER

Posted On May 6th, 2015 -

FLORENCE (MAZZEI) FARRIER-TAPFER Florence Farrier – Tapfer, age 89, passed away on 4-29-15 in Orange County, CA. Funeral Thurs 5-7-15 11am in her hometown, Livingston MT at Franzen & Davis Chapel.

Patty Jean Virtudes

Posted On May 5th, 2015 -

$namePATTY JEAN VIRTUDES Age 58, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 22, 2015 in Mililani. Born May 26, 1956 in Honolulu, HI. An avid supporter for the Mililani & Chaminade University softball programs. She is survived by husband, Gordon M. Virtudes, Sr.; sons, Gordon M. Virtudes, Jr., Gabriel M. Virtudes; daughter, Skye L. (Dusten Abear) Virtudes; brothers, Bobby B. Roach, Sr., Dennis Roach Hart; sister, Helen “Puddy” Duhaylonsod; 1 grandson. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (May 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Sanshiro Nagatoshi

Posted On May 5th, 2015 -

RICHARD SANSHIRO NAGATOSHI Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away April 1, 2015 in Honolulu. Born July 10, 1924 in Holualoa, Kona. He is survived by wife, Hideko Nagatoshi; son, Glenn Nagatoshi; daughter, Gail (Wilfred) Oshiro; brothers, Stanley Nagatoshi, Hachiro (Mineko) Nagatoshi; sisters, Bessie Hirao, Carol (Dusty) Aoyagi; 1 grandson. Private Services were held.

Brickwood “Isa” Santa Ysabel, Jr.

Posted On May 4th, 2015 -

BRICKWOOD “ISA” SANTA YSABEL, JR. Age 55, of Honolulu, passed away April 2, 2015 in Honolulu. Born June 1, 1959 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Teresa Ysabel; sons, Apollo (Jennifer) Ysabel, Lucky Molina Ysabel; daughter, Hale-Lani (Vaisa) Maile; mother, Diana Ysabel; sisters, Berdene “Ber” Ysabel, Zelda Ysabel; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday 5/9 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Service 11:00 a.m. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Roy Allen Paris, Sr.

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

ROY ALLEN PARIS, SR. Age 72, of Honolulu, passed away April 19, 2015 in Honolulu. Born April 2, 1943 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Alberta Paris; daughter, Theresa “Tee” Naone; son, Roy (Angel) Paris, Jr.; brothers, Karl (Yolanda) Paris, George (Maui) Aki; 7 granddaughters; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday 5/8 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LAWRENCE CHEE WAH CHUN

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

LAWRENCE CHEE WAH CHUN Lawrence Chee Wah Chun, 78 of Honolulu, a retired teacher with the Department of Education and more recently the McKinley Community School for Adults, died in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center on March 18, 2015. He was born in Honolulu the son of The Late Ah Hon Chun and The Late Alice Chun. He is survived by wife Aileen Zen, sons Dale (Jenny), Reynold (Christie) and Craig (Amy); brothers Harvey and Albert Chun; sisters Annie Chun-Mow and Lily Lee, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Helen Chun. Services held. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

Brandon “Willy boy” Tamasoa

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

BRANDON WILLY BOY TAMASOA 34, of honolulu died at home. He was born in honolulu on April 20, 1980. He is survived by mom & step pop’s Laurel & Jumbo Camacho, dad Steven Tamasoa, & sister Brandi – Noelle Tamasoa. 3 nephews Jonah, Joshua, & Josiah. Many aunties, uncles, cousins, and many solid friends. Celebration of life to be held at Queens beach on May 5, 2015 at 12pm. Casual attire.

GEORGE SHIPMAN

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameGEORGE SHIPMAN 1923-2015 George Shipman passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on April 12, 2015. Born to Helen and Sherley Shipman in Cleveland, Ohio, George was the youngest of 3 boys. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942, serving as a gunner’s mate on a fuel ship until the end of WWII. He returned to Ohio, attending Ohio University on the GI Bill, and received an accounting degree. Moving to Hawaii in 1951 to begin work with the accounting firm Peat, Marwick, and Mitchell in Honolulu, he was dispatched to Maui to audit and serve the company’s accounts there. One of the accounts belonged to Gus and Grace Guslander of Island Holidays, who had a small hotel on Maui, and the newly acquired Coco Palms on Kauai. In 1956 he began working at Island Holidays as Comptroller, and later, Vice President/Treasurer. The company pioneered tourism on the neighbor islands, and created company divisions for travel, tours, and construction. Their hotels included the famous Coco Palms Resort, the Hanalei Plantation, Waiohai Resort in Poipu, and the Poipu Beach Hotel on Kauai, the Royal Lahaina with adjacent golf course, and Maui Palms on Maui, Hawaii Holiday Isle and Pali Palms on Oahu, plus the Kona Palms and Hotel King Kamehameha on the Big Island. Island Holidays was sold to Amfac in 1969. Soon afterwards he bought a small business named Kava Craft, which he operated with his wife, Annette, for 15 years. He and Annette were married in 1957. He is survived by his wife Annette, children Tom, Kathy (Ray Wimberley), Jim, (Kinau), Patrick (Nicole), and 6 grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 11:00 am at St. Anthony’s Church in Kailua, 148 Makawao St., Kailua, Oahu, Hi. Visitation starting at 10:30 am and reception to follow. There will be a private burial.

Dolores “Aunty Dee” Angut Robinson

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

DOLORES AUNTY DEE ANGUT ROBINSON Age 81, of Seattle, WA passed away March 19, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born April 9, 1933 in Aiea, HI. She is survived by sons, Michael (Rennay) Angut, Bertram (Renee) Angut, Patrick Angut; daughters, Jackie (Ernie) Brezeale, Maile (Carl) Castillo; brothers, Eddie (Kathleen) Reyes, Daniel Reyes, Stanley (Kathy) Reyes, Joseph (Lori) Reyes; sisters, Gloria (Alan) Vangen, Shirley Martinez, Ronnie (Celso) Martinez, Letty (Andy) Padilla; 7 grandchildren. Private services were held.

RODNEY M. K. FREITAS

Posted On May 3rd, 2015 -

$nameRODNEY M. K. FREITAS Rodney M. K. Freitas, age 75 of Honolulu, HI died on April 27, 2015 at The Queen’s Medical Center. He was born October 9, 1939 in Pauoa. RMK graduated from McKinley High School. He worked in retail and security services early in his life. He owned Freitas of Hawaii for many years. RMK believed and loved both the Portuguese and Hawaiian culture and cultivated its growth by teaching Portuguese and language classes. He traveled to Portugal and worked as a tour guide. In his later life he was known as Kahuna Pule. He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Rose Freitas; brothers Roy, Stanley and Leonard Freitas. He is survived by his sister Juliette Freitas Montayre, Kimo Corral, Alan Silva and cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Visitation 4:30 p.m., services 6:00 p.m. with reception to follow.


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