Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

ETHEL MYUNG SOOK CHUNG YUEN

Posted On February 9th, 2012 -

ETHEL MYUNG SOOK CHUNG YUEN

Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away January 24, 2012 at Nuuanu Hale. Born March 15, 1918 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired switchboard operator for Oahu Plumbing. She was an active church member for St. Luke’s Episcopal.

She is survived by numerous niece and nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 2/12 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, 2/15 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

Robert Russell Scheufele aka “Sparky”

Posted On February 9th, 2012 -

January 26, 2012

ROBERT RUSSELL SCHEUFELE AKA “SPARKY”

77, of Honolulu, quietly passed at Manoa Cottage. He was a well known legendary long board shaper and an honorable member of the Honolulu Long Board Surfing Association.
Visitation: 12pm, Sunday, 2/12 Service: 1pm
Nuuanu Memorial
Casual attire. No flowers.

VICTOR TAKASHI MIYAMOTO

Posted On February 8th, 2012 -

VICTOR TAKASHI MIYAMOTO

Age 78, of Mililani, passed away January 19, 2012 at his home. Born August 28, 1933 in Honolulu.

He is survived by daughters, Rhonda (Ronnie) Stone, Victoria Reihn, Stephanie (Jeffery) Smith of Henning, TN; sister, Gertrude (Dr. Shigeo) Natori; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; numerous family and friends.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday 2/11 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire.

SHIZUE NAKAGAWA

Posted On February 8th, 2012 -

SHIZUE NAKAGAWA

Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away January 27, 2012 at Manoa Senior Care Home. Born January 25, 1921 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Raymond (Doris) Nakagawa, Wayne (Rosalie) Nakagawa; daughters, Judy (Roger) Ueoka, Irene (Miles) Furuta; brother, Walter (Patsy) Tsumura; sister, Ruth Furukawa; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held. No koden, please.

MERCEDES “SALING” BAGCAL BAQUIRO

Posted On February 8th, 2012 -

MERCEDES “SALING” BAGCAL BAQUIRO

Mercedes “Saling”, 75, of Honolulu passed away at St Francis Hospice West on January 26, 2012. She was born on May 2, 1936 to Turcuato and Damasa Bagcal in Lihue, Kauai. Pre-deceased by husband Emilio “Smiley” and brother Domingo Bagcal. She is survived by her brothers Rizal of Honolulu and Jose Bagcal of California, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:15 a.m. Wednesday (2/15) at St John the Baptist Church at 2324 Omilo Lane in Kalihi. Services 10:30 a.m.

Robert Russell Scheufele aka “Sparky” & “Bobby”

Posted On February 8th, 2012 -

September 26, 2012

ROBERT RUSSELL SCHEUFELE AKA “SPARKY”

77, of Honolulu, quietly passed at Manoa Cottage. He was a well known legendary long board shaper and an honorable member of the Honolulu Long Board Surfing Association.
Visitation: 12pm, Sunday, 2/12 Service: 1pm
Nuuanu Memorial
Casual attire. No flowers.

DANIEL ALLEN BOND

Posted On February 7th, 2012 -

DANIEL ALLEN BOND

Age 56 of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 4, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born June 16, 1955 in Harrisburg, PA. Proprietor of Equitable Services.

He is survived by wife, Sherilyn Bond; sons, Keoni Bond, Taylor Bond; mother; Frances Bond of PA; brothers, Ray (Abby) Bond of PA, Douglas (Wanda) Bond of PA; sisters, Gayle (Kenneth) Rogers of GA, Deborah (Rich) King of PA.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (February 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Harriet K. Soong

Posted On February 7th, 2012 -

HARRIET K. SOONG

Formerly from Kailua-Kona, passed away on Jan. 2, 2012.

Harriet was a Master at traditional Hawaiian quilting and an accomplished lauhala weaver. Her quilts have hung in museums across the nation, Canada and Hawaii. She has appeared as a featured artist in exhibitions sponsored by Michigan State University Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum.

She is survived by brothers, Herbert and Kenneth Kimseu. Children Carlton (Liz) Soong Dan (Deedee) Soong and Kirsten (Allan) Los Banos. Grandchildren Kai, Chava, Sarah, Rebekah, Allan, Aedward, Alexander, Andrea and 4 great-grandchildren.

Services are on Saturday, Feb.11 at the Bishop Memorial
Chapel. Viewing begins at 8:30 AM with services to follow at 9:30 AM. Aloha attire and a lauhala hat, if you have one.

BENJAMIN SAGAYSAY PANAG

Posted On February 6th, 2012 -

BENJAMIN SAGAYSAY PANAG

Age 70, of Kahuku, Hawaii, passed away December 24, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 22, 1941 in Barangay 22 Bani, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Castle & Cooke Properties Inc. (Dole Plantation).

He is survived by wife, Leticia R. Panag; sons, Benjamin (Leslie) Panag Jr., Daniel (Connie) Panag; daughter, Jennifer Panag; 6 grandchildren; brothers, Hermogenes (Veronica) Panag, Paulino Panag, Rogelio (Adelaida) Panag, Edwin (Teresita) Panag; sisters, Josefina Galamay, Macrina Madariaga, Primitiva Mangati, Martina Datu, Dionicia (Samuel) Laciste, Lina (Justin) Castillo, Nelly (Ernesto) Madariaga.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (February 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Saturday (February 11) at St Roch Church; (56-350 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

BERNICE CHAR LOUI

Posted On February 6th, 2012 -

BERNICE CHAR LOUI

Bernice K.J. Char Loui, 104, of Honolulu, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died peacefully on January 18, 2012 at Straub hospital.
Bernice was born and raised in Honolulu, the sixth of nine children to See Yick and Chong Fo Char. A beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Bernice was a extraordinary businesswoman who together with her husband Leong Hop Loui formed Hawaii’s first accredited travel agency by partnered with Robert MacGregor, a former Pan American Airline manager. This resulted in creating International Travel Service. ITS later blossomed into three subsidiaries, Trade Wind Tours, Trade Wind Transportation and Hawaiian Cruises. Passionate about the travel business, in 1954, she helped to form Hawaii’s first club for women in the travel business, Travel Women Hawaii. Bernice was also named as the 1990 Model Mother of the year by the United Chinese Society of Hawaii.
A visionary philanthropist, and looking toward the future of the travel industry, in 1987, Bernice made a significant contribution to the University of Hawaii to create the Leong Hop and Bernice C. Loui Computer Laboratory. She also contributed to other academic programs in culinary, marine, carpentry, environ-mental medicine as well as travel.
Bernice is survived by son, Gordon (Betty), sister Lillie, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Leong Hop Loui and son, Norman W.H. Loui.
Visitation, Friday, February 17, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service 11:00 AM. Graveside Service 12:45 PM at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Donation may be made to the Palolo Chinese Home.

KATHERINE “NANA” KAUHANE LARA

Posted On February 6th, 2012 -

KATHERINE “NANA” KAUHANE LARA

Age 92, of Kamuela, Hawaii, passed away January 6, 2012 in Honokaa. Born November 15, 1919 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Katherine was a retired lead foreman for the former Dole Cannery. Waitressed at Willy’s Restaurant in Aiea, member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waipahu.

She is survived by husband, Edelbert D. Lara; son, James (Mae) Lara; daughters, Viola Lara, Nancy Cabral, Alma (Ben) Delos Santos; brother, Benny Jose Oneha Fuentes; sisters, Mary Lee Willis, Mildred Ibous; 26 grand-children; 67 great-grand-children; 28 great-great-grand-children; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (February 10) 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.

HENRY F. ALVES

Posted On February 6th, 2012 -

HENRY F. ALVES

On a peaceful Sunday afternoon on January 22, 2012 and surrounded by his family, Henry F. Alves, replete in his 88 years, opened his eyes one last time and then slipped quietly from our lives and ultimately into his biggest venture yet.

With his passing, we who remain are honored to chronicle the full life he led. Henry was born in Kakaako on October 4, 1923 to Joseph and Mary Alves. He was a member of Mid Pac Country Club and a St Louis High School graduate of the class of 1942, and remained involved in the alumni association, serving as president for two years. He worked relentlessly on scholarship committees to provide aid to students and was a life long participant to the schools’ functions and activities.

After serving in the Army during World War II, his initial occupation was that of an auditor for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. Henry’s career fortuitously changed into land development when he went to work for Joseph Pao, developer of Enchanted Lakes in Kailua. As secretary-treasurer, and subsequently President of Hawaii Pacific Industries, he was involved in many development projects involving Amfac Inc and Bishop Estate, establishing business relationships with governors, senators and city council members. One of HPI’s biggest projects was developing the Francis H. Ii Brown Golf and Country Club, presently known as Pearl Country Club. Henry’s many years at Lear Siegler as VP of Administration and Engineering assigned him the responsibility of coordinating zoning request for reclassification of land use designation and input to the engineering, architectural and financial aspects of many projects. He was known as a tenacious businessman and a go-to guy for other businesses who needed his help and expertise to green light their projects.

His love for the industry was highlighted by his election to President of the Building Industry Assoc. in 1981. He also served as Director and VP of Land Use Research Foundation and Director of CILO. With his commitment to affordable housing, Henry became director of the Housing Coalition. His concerns for Kailua and the direction of this community thrust him into membership on the Kailua Neighborhood Board. Although he retired from the work force in 1988, he became President of the Developers Association from 1989-1991. His dedication to the industry culminated in his continuing commitment as consultant to Royal-Clark Development up until his recent illness.

He is survived by wife, Ruth, daughters Donna (Bryan) Nakasone and Judith (Darrell) Santos and preceded in death by son, Wayne. Henry was “Poppy” to grandchildren Heather, Ryon, Jason (Jada) and Cade and 2 great grand children, Dylan and Kylee. He also leaves behind a brother, Mr. Joseph (Billie) Alves.

Visitation on Friday, February 10 at St John Vianney Church in Kailua at 9:00 am. Mass at 11:00 am. Burial at 3:00 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

CONRAD VARES PALAFOX

Posted On February 6th, 2012 -

CONRAD VARES PALAFOX

Age 75, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away January 10, 2012 in Aiea. Born April 9, 1936 in Spreckelsville, Maui. He was employed at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 56 (Pipefitters), retired as a general foreman after 34 years of service. A U.S. Army Veteran, and member of Pearl Harbor Weapons Golf Club.

He is survived by wife, Elsie T. Palafox; daughter, Melamarie Minei, Palafox (Elbert) Hill; son, Matthew Kikila (Karen) Palafox; 5 grandchildren; brother, Benjamin Palafox; sisters, Josephine Pokipala, Rita Palafox.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 11) at St. Anthony Church (1627 Mill St., Wailuku, Maui); Memorial Mass 11:00 a.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (Feb. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel (Waipio, Oahu); Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Ashes to be scattered at a later date. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ERNEL J. SMITH, SR.

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

ERNEL J.
SMITH, SR.

Age 94, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away January 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 4, 1917 in Koloa, Kauai. A retired cable splicer at Fort Shafter and Hawaiian Telephone Company. Also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by sons, William (Rhoda) Smith of Hilo, Ernel (Gail) Smith, Jan (Miriam) Smith of VA; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (February 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual/Aloha Attire.

CONSTANCE ELEANOR RECKTENWALD

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

CONSTANCE ELEANOR RECKTENWALD

Constance Recktenwald was born in Czechoslovakia on Feb. 17, 1922. She came to the United States at age eight along with her mother Clara, and they joined her father John Olesch in Pittsburgh. Connie graduated from Avalon High School in 1941, and received a BA in education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1945.
Connie then obtained a teaching job in upstate New York. There she met the love of her life, William Recktenwald, who had returned from service with the Army. They were married in Hornell, NY, on December 26, 1946. Connie and Bill went to Indiana, where Bill finished his engineering degree, and then moved to Washington, D.C. There Connie worked at the Library of Congress and as a translator at the State Department, while Bill worked at the patent office and obtained his law degree.
Connie and Bill moved to Rochester, NY, and then to Detroit, MI, where their only child Mark was born in October 1955. The new family moved to Long Beach, IN, where Connie taught English at Elston High School while Bill pursued his career as a patent attorney. Later, the family moved to Lake Forest, IL, eventually settling into a 1860s-era farm house that Bill and Connie restored. Connie started an antique business named for the house, The Proper Victorian, and she and Bill spent many hours refurbishing and selling furniture and clocks. Connie was a loving mother and wife, and did everything to help Mark in sports, education, and life.
Connie and Bill were blessed with two grandchildren, Andrew and Sarah, and visited Mark and his wife Gailynn in Hawaii each year. After Bill retired in 1996, Connie and Bill lived in Honolulu, Henderson, NV and Boulder City, NV. When Bill passed away in 2007, Connie moved back to Honolulu and lived at the Plaza at Punchbowl, and later at Oahu Care Facility. At Oahu Care, she made many good friends among the other residents and staff, always greeting visitors with a bright smile and a cheerful “Hello Darling!” She passed away peacefully on January 25, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu, at age 89.
She is survived by her son Mark, daughter-in-law Gailynn, grandchildren Andrew and Sarah, and step-grandson Trevor. The family wishes to extend its deep appreciation to all those who helped to care for Connie in her last years, and especially the staff at Oahu Care Facility and St. Francis Hospice.
A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Healthcare Foundation or Oahu Care Facility.

CAROLYN (BUNNY) McDOUGALL PETERS

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

CAROLYN “BUNNY” PUANANI (MCDOUGALL) PETERS
(November 30, 1938 – January 10, 2012)

Carolyn Peters, 73, of Waianae, Oahu, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2012 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired Administrative Assistant in the Office of Council Services, City & County of Honolulu. After attending college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, she was employed by the University’s Adult Education and Extension Services Dean as the Supervisor of Education Week, an adult educational workshop that enabled adults to attend classes at the University. Two years after marrying her college-sweetheart, Henry Peters, she returned home to Hawaii and taught the 6th Grade at Maili Elementary. She left teaching and started her career with the City & County of Honolulu initially as a Senior Stenographer in the office of the Managing Director, eventually becoming an Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Office of Council Services. Co-workers, friends and family have always described Carolyn as a kind, caring and considerate person with a warm heart, she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Henry H. Peters; daughter, Kimberleigh K. Peters Villasenor; grandson, Christopher H. Villasenor; siblings, Elnora “Mackie” Pratt, Myrna Mae “Tita” Dayondon, Michael McDougall, and Mary “Kim” McDougall. (Brother: William “Billy” McDougall, deceased). Life Celebration will be held at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Visitation 5:30 p.m.; Sunday (February 12); Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Burial: 11:00 a.m. Monday (February 13) at Hawaiian Memorial Park. The family requests that, in lieu of monetary gifts, donations be made to “The Arthritis Foundation Hawaii Branch,” 615 Piikoi St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

“I know now you’re free, finally without pain and watching over us dancing on the clouds. I love you Mama.” – — Chris

JO ANN “JO” L. LEE

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

JO ANN “JO” L. LEE

Age 68 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on January 17, 2012 at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born February 18, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a retired Sales Associate. Survived by husband of 46 years Ernest Lee; daughters: Janell Lee and Leilani (William) Grondahl; 1 grandchild; mother: Florence Yuen Ling Lum; brother, Danny Lum; sisters: Sandra Lum and Jan Werner. Vistitation Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Graveside Service Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Neva Charming Sagapolutele

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

NEVA CHARMING SAGAPOLUTELE

24, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 31, 2011. Born Honolulu, Hawaii. Former Head Cashier of Home Depot Company.

She is survived by beloved fiancÈ Jake Asino; mother Darlene and stepfather Soane Halaifonua; father Enoka Sagapolutele and stepmother Corona Iosua; devoted brothers Metui, Robert and Vailoa Halaifonua; loving sisters Taisha and Hoku Sagapolutele, Melemau and Litea Halaifonua, Shanamae, Sina and Diane Iosua; grandparents Jack and Blossom Atkins; caring mother-in-law Charlene Asino along with countless family members.

Neva touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark of crazy adventures personality all the way to the end.

Visitation Saturday (2/11) 2:00 p.m. @ Moanalua Mortuary Chapel; service @ 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

PAUL ARTHUR DOLAN

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

PAUL ARTHUR DOLAN

Age 78, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully on 2/1/12. Born in Honolulu on 12/27/33, Paul was the seventh and final child of Louis and Christine Dolan of Round Top Drive. He was a graduate of St. Louis High School (’51) and the University of Hawaii (’58), and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Paul retired as a Hawaii State Boating Regulation Officer, and Past District Commodore (’77-’78), U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 14th District, with 22 years of volunteer service. He was a Life Member (68 years) of the Outrigger Canoe Club (OCC) and an avid waterman. Paul spent decades swimming, surfing, canoeing, sailing and boating throughout the islands. He was also a passionate historian, making significant contributions to the OCC Historical Committee, and acting as the extended family genealogist. Paul leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Gail; sons, Peter (Michelle) of Mission Viejo, CA; Jeffrey (Takako), of San Ramon, CA; daughter, Andrea (Raymond) Owen, of Coto de Caza, CA.; sister, Louise DuMontier of Ellisville, MO; six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at the Outrigger Canoe Club on Wednesday, February 8th at 8:30 am. Private internment will follow at Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, Hi, 96817.

FLORENCE OSHIMA CHUNG

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

FLORENCE OSHIMA CHUNG

Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away on January 18, 2012. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. supervisor and member of Tanna Jin Kai. Preceded in death by siblings, Ted Oshima, Peggy Kumagai and Margaret Nakagawa, she is survived by her son, Glenn Chung; daughter, Collette (Carl) Bento; daughter-in-law, Charlene Chung; grandchildren, David (Paula) Chung, Jonathan Chung, Jennifer (Joseph) Ciesiolka, Katherine Chung, Scott Chung and Kamele Bento; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Madelyn Ciesiolka and Daniel Takahashi; brothers, Robert (Asahi) Oshima and Owen Oshima; sisters, Helen Furukawa, Grace Yamasaki and Doris (Fred) Kaneshige and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation from 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service at 4:00 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

CAROLYN (BUNNY) McDOUGALL PETERS

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

CAROLYN “BUNNY” PUANANI (MCDOUGALL) PETERS
(November 30, 1938 – January 10, 2012)

Carolyn Peters, 73, of Waianae, Oahu, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2012 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired Administrative Assistant in the Office of Council Services, City & County of Honolulu. After attending college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, she was employed by the University’s Adult Education and Extension Services Dean as the Supervisor of Education Week, an adult educational workshop that enabled adults to attend classes at the University. Two years after marrying her college-sweetheart, Henry Peters, she returned home to Hawaii and taught the 6th Grade at Maili Elementary. She left teaching and started her career with the City & County of Honolulu initially as a Senior Stenographer in the office of the Managing Director, eventually becoming an Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Office of Council Services. Co-workers, friends and family have always described Carolyn as a kind, caring and considerate person with a warm heart, she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Henry H. Peters; daughter, Kimberleigh K. Peters Villasenor; grandson, Christopher H. Villasenor; siblings, Elnora “Mackie” Pratt, Myrna Mae “Tita” Dayondon, Michael McDougall, and Mary “Kim” McDougall. (Brother: William “Billy” McDougall, deceased). Life Celebration will be held at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Visitation 5:30 p.m.; Sunday (February 12); Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Burial: 11:00 a.m. Monday (February 13) at Hawaiian Memorial Park. The family requests that, in lieu of monetary gifts, donations be made to “The Arthritis Foundation Hawaii Branch,” 615 Piikoi St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

“I know now you’re free, finally without pain and watching over us dancing on the clouds. I love you Mama.” – — Chris

ANNA CHRISTINE WALTERS

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

ANNA CHRISTINE WALTERS

Anna Christine Walters, 97, passed away December 18, 2011. She was born in Golden, Colorado. She loved cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, cats and her YMCA water aerobic class. She volunteered for years at Foster Botanical Gardens in Honolulu.
Chris was predeceased by the love of her life, Henry Monroe Walters (Gunner), U.S. Marines. She will be missed by all whose life she touched by her zest for life and sense of humor.
Interment will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to the Hawaii Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 25574, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825

Benjamin Say Bun Yee

Posted On February 5th, 2012 -

In Loving Memory

BENJAMIN SAY
BUN YEE
July 30, 1935 –
February 5, 2011

It’s been a year since you left us and went to heaven to be with Mom. We want you to know that not a day goes by that we don’t think of you and wish you well. It brings us much comfort in knowing that you are with the love of your life, happy and full of joy. We feel your presence every day, guiding us throughout our lives. We miss you. Love you both forever….
Pulani & Robin

DINAH ANN KINA GOEAS

Posted On February 4th, 2012 -

DINAH ANN KINA GOEAS

Age 67, of Hauula, Hawaii, passed away January 26, 2012 in Hauula. Born November 17, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Gary J. Goeas, Jr. of OR, Michael (Lora) Goeas, Scott A. (Lori) Goeas; daughter, Rene’e (Nishant Pandit) Mariano; sisters, Sharon Wheeler, Donna Bowers of OR; brothers, James R. Lee, John Lee; 9 grandchildren.

Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (February 8) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Burial 11:00 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery.

MILDRED AWONG ARJONA

Posted On February 4th, 2012 -

MILDRED AWONG ARJONA

Age 88, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away January 27, 2012 in Kailua. Born November 14, 1923 in Papaloa/ Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. Retired Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Francis Hospital and also for Dr. Ozawa Private Practice.

She is survived by daughters, Carol A. (Robert) Kahalewai, Kathleen M. (Yoshi) Sato; son, Ramon “Buzzy” (Charlene) Arjona III; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (February 9) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

ELLEN KAM YAP

Posted On February 4th, 2012 -

ELLEN KAM YAP

Age 94, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away February 1, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born April 15, 1917 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired teachers aide at Waialua Elementary School.

She is survived by son, Michael W.L. (Wanda) Yap; daughter, Rachel E. Yap (Lawrence H. Bubel); 5 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jenny Young, Eugenie Lau; brother, Dooley Kam.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (February 7) at Hale Koa Hotel -Laulima Room (2055 Kalia Rd., Honolulu); Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96817.

TATSUAKI “TATS” KISHINAMI

Posted On February 3rd, 2012 -

TATSUAKI “TATS” KISHINAMI

Age 80, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 17, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born March 6, 1931 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. Former State Representative for Pearl City/Waipahu District. Active in Community and PTA Associations.

He is survived by wife, Eileen Kishinami; son, Galen (Lisa Wong) Kishinami of CA; daughters, Karen (Ricky) Hamasaki, Yvonne (Garrick) Yokoe of Big Island; 6 grandchildren; brothers, Paul Kishinami, Henry Kishinami.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (February 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

STEVE GILBERT

Posted On February 3rd, 2012 -

STEVE GILBERT

Born Feb. 26, 1951, passed away in his home in Aiea Jan. 5. 2012. His Father John & Sister Roseanne of LV., hanai granddaughter Jacquelyn Morgenstein, caregiver & friend Carole Chinen of Aiea, survive Steve. Steve graduated in 1978 with a BA in Comm. from the University of Hawaii. Known as “Skull” Steve was an honorary member of the Kanaka Hekili Motorcycle Club—his greatest joy was riding his motorcycle with the club when his health permitted. Memorial services scheduled for Wed. Feb. 8, 2012 at 5pm. at Moanalua Mortuary. No flowers and casual attire requested.

WILLIAM ARMAND AKANA

Posted On February 3rd, 2012 -

WILLIAM ARMAND AKANA
1922 – 2012

William Armand “AK” Akana, Kailua, Oahu, passed away peacefully at Hospice Hawaii, Kailua House, on January 25, 2012, surrounded by family and friends as he went to be with the Lord.

Mr. Akana was born in Honolulu. He joined the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was retired from the Navy Exchange, spending time in Taiwan and Rota, Spain.

AK’s real passion, however, was music. For a number of years he belonged to the Gleeman Plus Choir. He also spent many evenings singing with the Tahitian Lanai group, led by pianist Ron Miyashiro, which most recently gathered at La Mariana.

He is survived by sisters Leona Crabbe and Elizabeth Chong and daughter Sandra (Norman) Lau, all of Honolulu, and by four step-daughters, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

A graveside service honoring Mr. Akana’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery, Kaneohe, Hawaii. The Akana family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Akana’s name be made to Hospice Hawaii.

ANNETTE C. DURAN

Posted On February 3rd, 2012 -

ANNETTE C. DURAN

48, passed away on January 5, 2012, after fighting a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her beloved family in Long Beach, California. She was born February 12, 1963, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to the late Filomeno and Mary (Villar) Duran. The family relocated to Long Beach, California in 1976. She is survived by sons, Ryan, Justin, Joshua, John and Joseph; grandson Jack; brothers Philip, Stanley, Stewart, Anthony and Eric; sisters Dora, Charlene, Darlene, Karen and Rose; and many nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held by her beloved family.


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