Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LESLEY C.S. LEE

Posted On December 20th, 2011 -

LESLEY C.S. LEE

Age 81, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 2, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born December 26, 1929 in Maui, Hawaii. Lesley retired from the U.S. Navy Civil Service. She was a member of Olive Methodist Church.

She is survived by brother, Douglas (Ellen) Lee; sister, Faye (Joshua) Agsalud; numerous nieces & nephews grandnieces & grandnephews.

Private services were held.

ALICE SAKUMA

Posted On December 20th, 2011 -

ALICE SAKUMA

Age 78, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away November 16, 2011 in Honolulu. Born December 24, 1932 in Kona, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Tsuyoshi Sakuma; daughters, Sharolyn (Russell) Hirata, Sandra (Donald) Capello; sister, Louise Lee; grandchild, Kensen Hirohata.

Private services were held.

LAWRENCE SHIGERU NAKAMOTO

Posted On December 20th, 2011 -

LAWRENCE SHIGERU NAKAMOTO

Age 88, of Mililani, passed away on November 27, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he was a self-employed contractor, dba L.S. Nakamoto Building and Painting, Inc. Larry is survived by his wife, Natsue; daughters, Linda (Steven) Miyasato and Anne (John Hayashida) Yoshikane; son, Michael (Elsa) Nakamoto; brother, Albert Nakamoto; sister, Amy Aihara; grandchildren, Blake and Brandon Yoshikane, Rylan and Jaime Miyasato; great-grand-daughters, Blythe and Arden Yoshikane.

Visitation from 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at Harris United Methodist Church; memorial service at 6:00 PM. No flowers, please. Casual attire.

DOROTHY C. AGUNOY

Posted On December 19th, 2011 -

DOROTHY C. AGUNOY

Age 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 30, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born December 1, 1926 in Makawao, Maui. She was employed at August Ahrens Elementary School as an adult supervisor.

She is survived by sons, Craig Agunoy, Stanley (Noelani) Agunoy; daughters, Shaheen (John) Ramos, Rozanne (Walter) Perry; grandchildren, Lani Agunoy, Wayne (Heather) Agunoy, Loke Baker, Kyle Agunoy, Kyzeck Agunoy; great-grandchildren, Bryson Hutchinson, Blake Agunoy, Aria Baker, Kyah Baker, Bailey Agunoy; hanai grandson, Joshua Raymundo.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (December 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (December 27) at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers, please.

EDWARD ROBERT DUBEY

Posted On December 19th, 2011 -

EDWARD ROBERT DUBEY

Age 67 of Ewa Beach, passed away December 7, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center West. Born in Connecticut. A retired U.S. Navy Chief.

Survived by wife, Nenita Dubey; Children, Leo (Mariefe)
Dubey, Annaliza Dubey, Mark (Antoinette) Dubey, Sr.; Sisters, Cheri Fletcher, Maria Oakef, Nancy Burgess and Aida Williams; brother, Kenneth Dubey; Grand-children, Joanna and Shaunsey Saito, Angela Riser, Ed Dubey Dominguez, Alexis Dominguez, Karla Dubey, Emmett Dominguez, Jorgina Dubey, Joygina Dubey, Aliyah Dubey, Mariyah Dubey, Mark Dubey, Jr.; Great-Grand-children, Shaun-Lee Saito, Karma Justice Riser, Skyla Marie Saito, Starlie Rose Saito.

Visitation 10 a.m., Thursday, (12/22) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Mass 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

“You were truly one of the most respected and a genuinely good person. You will be missed greatly, loved always and forever in our hearts.”

GLORIA LAORAN

Posted On December 18th, 2011 -

GLORIA LAORON

Age 82, Aiea, Hawaii, passed away November 29, 2011 in Aiea. Born September 2, 1929 in Hawaii. Gloria retired from KRESS Store & Goodwill. She was a member of the Visayan Club and Aiea Ballroom Dance Club.

She is survived by daughter, Angela (Ronald) Cuales; son, Dennis “Bobo” (Kathy) Laoron; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (December 22) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

JAMES TOSHIO MASATSUGU

Posted On December 18th, 2011 -

JAMES TOSHIO MASATSUGU

Age 86, of Mililani, passed away December 3, 2011 at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. Born January 1, 1925 in Waialua, Oahu.

He is survived by wife, Alice F. Masatsugu; daughter, Charlene (Les) Nogami; two grandchildren; five great-grand-children; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday 12/22 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio. Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

MARGARET LOIS CORTES

Posted On December 18th, 2011 -

MARGARET LOIS CORTES
September 15, 2011

Margaret Cortes, 93, died in a wonderful care home in Wahiawa, Oahu. Margaret was born in Salem, Oregon. She lived in California most of her life, graduating from University of California, Berkeley in 1939 & subsequently attended San Francisco State University for her teaching credentials. She married Eduardo Cortes. During World War II she was a welder in the Richmond shipyards, working on Liberty Ships. After the war she taught nursery school, was a home-maker, and an elementary school teacher until middle age. She then returned to UC Berkeley and earned a Masters of Library Science. Margaret worked for Contra Costa County in various libraries as a reference librarian for the rest of her career. She also enjoyed writing poetry & ran poetry workshops in the libraries where she worked. Her particular passion and joy in her later years was translating the poetry of Homer, from ancient Greek to English, which necessitated several trips to Greece & Turkey for research. Margaret was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 1996 & thereafter enjoyed the assistance of her children, which allowed her to live in Hawaii, Guam, California & Colorado. Margaret is survived by her children Michael, Antonio, & Susan Cortes and by six grandchildren.

Mary Erma Antone “Silvia” Silva

Posted On December 18th, 2011 -

MARY ERMA ANTONE “SILVIA” SILVA

96, of Honolulu, waltzed right on into the next life on December 08, 2011. Mary was Born April 29, 1915 in Hilo, Hawaii; daughter of August Antone and Maria Augusta de Medeiros Mendonca of Portugal. Mary taught Dance until she was 90. Her studio, Silvia’s School of Dance, on Kapiolani Blvd. taught many locals and visitors the finer points of Hula, Tap, Tahitian, Ballroom, and Swing dancing. Silvia loved what she did and it showed. She wore heels into her 90′s and moved through life with grace and elegance. The last time she went from the living room to her bedroom, though she needed someone there to brace her as she slowly walked, stopped at the hall and graced us with several “ami’s”, the Tahitian hip pivot! She had spunk! One recent day we were so glad to see that Mary felt like she could get out of bed and spend a little time on the couch. While there, she seemed to be asking for a hand getting up. It just looked weird because she was not accepting the help once the caregiver tried to help pull her hands up. Mary was instead asking that her hands be pushed against. Then she said to push harder, and the caregiver was leaning and pushing against Mary’s hands with all her weight. I thought “what is going on here? You’re going to crush my poor weak and feeble Grandmother!” It turns out that Mary was testing the strength of the caregiver! Mary was a Hawaiian Islands tennis and badminton champion a couple times in the late 1930′s through the end of WW11. She got into dance quite by accident, but learned that she was a natural. Soon she was teaching classes and then opened her own studio in 1955 at the Edgewater Hotel. She taught for years at the YMCA, and finally opened her own studio on Kapiolani Blvd., where she continued to teach people from around the world. Mary did have an eye for detail and helped people fine tune their dance skills. More importantly, she had a way with people. She could bring about a confidence, self assurance, and poise in her students that turned the wall flower into the belle of the ball. Mary and her friends all knew how to laugh, because they practiced at it every day!

She is survived by grandchildren Frank Jonathan and Diana, Steven Fredric, Louis William and Robin Silva of Lancaster Ca.; great grandchildren Jonathan Peterson and Emmalee, Brittan Marshall, Michael Anthony, Brooke, Kylie Breanne, Grant David, Garret Hunter, and Sierra Silva of Palmdale Ca.; nephew Paul Williams of Honolulu; Cousin Herbert Mendonca of Hilo. She was predeceased by husband Frank Peter Silva; son Frank Peterson Silva; brothers Ernest and John Antone; sister Louise Williams. We give a special thanks to her dear friends, Jeanette, Mio, and Betty; Neighbors Helga and Evelyn; caregivers Lisa, Flora, Candi, Jon and Emm. “My Fondest Aloha”

PETER SAY JAU CHUN

Posted On December 18th, 2011 -

PETER SAY JAU CHUN

88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, devoted and beloved husband, father, Goong Goong, brother, uncle and friend, went home to be with the Lord on December 2, 2011.

Peter graduated from Farrington High School where he was a star basketball player. He was a member of the Hawaii All Star Basketball team which travelled for four months across the United States playing exhibition games with the Harlem Globetrotters. Peter was a successful life insurance executive and was a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. He was head of the Hawaii office of Canada Life for 35 years.

Peter was also active in community service and served, at various times as President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, United Chinese Society, See Dai Doo Society, Hawaii Chinese Civic Assoication and the Chun Society.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy, daughters Sandi Chun (Jeff Harris), Debbie Haller (Paul), Coralie Matayoshi (Ron) and Corinne Kosaki (Randy), eleven grandchilden (Sara, Amanda, Peter Harris, Anjanel and Sharine Haller, Scot, Kelly and Alana Matayoshi, and Erica and Christian Lee and Reece Kosaki), brother, Albert, sisters, Dorothy Loo and Beatrice Murakami.

A Celebration of Life will be held on December 29 at the Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Avenue. Visitation 3:30-5 pm, Service at 5 pm. Please join us for Dinner following the service.

No flowers or floral wreaths please. Instead, the family suggests a donation to Palama Settlement. Palama Settlement played a big part in the lives of Peter and his siblings. They spent many happy hours there. Please send the checks made payable to Palama Settlement to one of his daughters or proffer it at the church. Aloha Attire.

DOLLY ELIZABETH MATA

Posted On December 18th, 2011 -

DOLLY ELIZABETH MATA

Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away November 23, 2011 in Honolulu. Born August 31, 1928 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired from Servco Toyota, Mapunapuna.

She is survived by sons, Ray Mata, Ricky (Salena) Mata, Richard Makekau; daughters, Stephanie Makekau, Darlene Makekau, Sonia Makekau, Rene Makekau; brothers, Walter Mata, Lawrence Mata, Tommy Mata; sisters, Gloria Mata Delacruz, Barbara Camacho; 12 grandchildren; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday 12/22 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

ALVIN KU

Posted On December 17th, 2011 -

ALVIN KU

Age 80, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away November 14, 2011 in Kapolei. Born December 14, 1930 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Alvin retired from the U. S. Army and U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and Purple Heart.

He is survived by wife, Lavaina Ku; sons, George (Rae) Ku, Alvin “Keola” (Darlene) Ku; sisters, Bertha Lucero, Nani Hai of Maui; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Private services were held.

THOMAS E. VINES

Posted On December 17th, 2011 -

THOMAS E. VINES

Thomas E. Vines, Captain, U.S. Navy, Retired, died December 13, 2011, in Honolulu, HI. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., December 21, 2011, at Pearl Harbor Naval Station Chapel. Inurnment at Punchbowl National Cemetery will be for family only. Chaplain John Brzek will officiate.

Captain Vines entered the Navy as a seaman apprentice during the latter stage of World War II and remained in the Navy after the war until retirement in Honolulu in 1976. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1950.

He served two tours of duty with the Seventh Fleet during the Korean War and again during the war in Vietnam in command of a destroyer. During the Vietnamese conflict, he also served in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command, and on General Westmoreland’s staff in Saigon. As a young officer, he commanded a coastal minesweeper based in Charleston, SC and later commanded a landing ship tank, based in Norfolk, VA.

His nephew, Thomas Dion, Captain, US Navy, retired, and his grand-nephew, Jason Pawley, also were graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy. His nephew by marriage, Mike Pawley of Columbia, SC also served in the Navy and recently retired as a Commander.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Gloria Cozza Vines, parents, Thomas Jefferson and Lottie Koon Vines of Newberry, SC, and his sisters, Dorothy (Dot) Bodie, Newberry, SC, Ruth Dion, Aiken, SC and Frances Evelyn Vines, Columbia, SC.

He is survived by his five children, Victoria (Gary) Horikami, Mililani, HI, Kathleen (Richard) Whiteside, Gadsden, AL, David (Ikuko) Vines, Mililani, HI, Thomas Vines, Honolulu, HI and John (Laura) Vines, Kaneohe, HI, and his two granddaughters, Angela (Ted) Bankosh and Michele Horikami and great-grandchildren, Kapono and Ayvah Marie Bankosh, the delight of his life. He is also survived by his nieces, Debbie (Mike) Pawley, Columbia, SC, Sue (Steven) Yentsch, Lilburn, GA and Terry Moore, Anderson, SC, and nephews Thomas (Lisa) Dion, (RI) Steve (Lynn) Bodie (NC) and Randy (Diane) Bodie (IN), and a host of grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A special recognition to his niece Terry who lost her beloved husband, Chip, in December 2004 and to their daughter, Danielle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his nephews and great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

FRANCISCA JACINTO JUAN

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

FRANCISCA JACINTO JUAN

Age 57, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 16, 2011 in Honolulu. Born November 29, 1953 in Barcelona, Solsona, Ilocos Norte Philippines. Was employed at Shirokiya Ala Moana Shopping Center

She is survived by husband, Benjamin “Elmer” F. Juan; daughters, Jo-Ann Juan (Garner Kondo), Elma Juan (Eduardo) Lagua; 4 grand-children; mother, Rosalina “Rosing” Jacinto; sisters, Amy (Rogelio “Roger”) Sumagit of Las Vegas, Janelyn (Donald) Cabrera.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (December 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (December 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HELEN N. TSUDA

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

HELEN N. TSUDA

Age 71 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on December 3, 2011 at the Hospice Hawaii Palolo House. She was born June 2, 1940 in Olaa, Hawaii. Mrs. Tsuda was a retired Paralegal from Cades, Schutte, LLC. Survived by: husband: Walter S. Tsuda; daughters: Laurie (Melvin Tanaka and Lisa Ann (Derek) Awaya; grandchildren: Courtney Tanaka, Rayme Ann, Payton, and Dray Awaya; mother: Ruth Y. Morita; brother: Melvin Morita; sisters: Beverly Horiuchi and Sandy Takahashi. Family and friends are welcomed on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Inurnment will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. The family requests casual attire be worn for the services.

ROSE CHOY LOO CHING

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

ROSE CHOY LOO CHING

Born March 2, 1914 and died peacefully on December 3, 2011
Wife, mother, friend, farmer, orchid cultivator and developer. Rose farmed in Koko Head Area and then moved to Waianae in 1949. At Koko Head they nourished and raised crops for WWII efforts supplying as many as 1,000 bunches of radishes a week for military use.
While raising hogs, Rose and Jack were breeders of English Large Black Pedigree and Landrace hogs. She was so successful in breeding the Landrace hogs, that she was able to ship them to Japan, Indonesia and the Philippine Islands. Roofs had to be built over these hog pens because white Landrace pigs would get sunburned in the Waianae sun.
As an orchid producer and cultivator, she supplied many local florists (Watanabe, Sweet Leilani, Beretania, City and Stanley Ito) and Sears with her orchid blossoms and plants. She was successful in cultivating a rare hybrid white dendrobium and named the awarded blossom after her deceased mother, Irene Choy. In 1957 Rose was named the “ORCHID MAN OF THE YEAR”.
In her spare time Rose belong to many senior citizen clubs in the Waianae area, was a Boy Scout Leader, a 4-H club leader and was a contributing member of the Waianae community for over 60 years.
“FARM MANAGER, HOUSEWIFE AND MOTHER ALL IN ONE” (was the title of the article in the Sunday Advertiser on July 12, 1959)
It said and I quote, “Rose Ching is a remarkable and energetic women. Wife of Jack Ching, whose stock breeding farm in Waianae produced championship Landrace pigs to supply Island pig farmers. Mrs. Ching not only helps her husband operate the farm but operates a produce farm on her own — with the help of her capable sons” ……
“At this years 50th State Fair, Mrs. Ching was in charge of the livestock and produce exhibits. One of her husband’s prize hogs won the grand prize in the livestock show”
Predeceased by husbands, Wallace B. Loo and Jack D.S. Ching. she is survived by daughter: Beverly B.L. (Harold) Zane and sons Melvin W.M. Loo, Leroy Y.C. (Sharleen) Ching and Randolph Y.C. (Daria) Ching. Eleven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 6 great – great grandchildren.
Services on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. Burial at 2:15 a.m. Aloha Attire.

MYRON “ITO” JAMES VAN GIESON

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

MYRON “ITO” JAMES VAN GIESON

Age 73, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 29, 2011 in Honolulu. Born August 22, 1938 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired Master Sergeant from United States Army and he was also retired from Outdoor Recreation Services in Schofield Barracks.

He is survived by wife, Rose M. Van Gieson; daughters, Myrene Van Gieson, Jackie Van Gieson; son, Jonah Van Gieson; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sisters, Marlene (Sam) Pae, Annette Nao.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (December 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

William Lynn Kamakananahukilani Cooper

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

WILLIAM LYNN KAMAKANANAHUKILANI COOPER

66 of Kaneohe, a retired Mutual Welding Purchasing Agent, graduate of Kamehameha School for Boys, Class of 1963 and a United States Air Force Veteran, passed away peacefully at his home in Kaneohe on December 5, 2011. He was born in Honolulu.

He is survived by wife, Penny; sons, Michael and Jason; daughter, Darlene; brother, David; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private services to be held at a later date.

ERWIN KAHALEOHU HUIHUI

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

ERWIN KAHALEOHU HUIHUI

A resident of Zachary, Louisiana, for the past 11 years, passed away on December 10, 2011, at the age of 77 after a difficult battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on August 21, 1934, and raised on the island of ‘Oahu, Hawai’i, which he so dearly loved. A 1953 graduate of Farrington High School, he was an employee of the Dept. of Education before moving on to his own his business and continuing to work with teachers and librarians of private and public schools across the State of Hawai’i. He is preceded in death by his parents John Paul Huihui and Charlotte Nina Malaiakini, and his siblings Paul Keonaona, Charlotte Leimomi (Akana), Thelma Leina’ala (Tachera). Survived by sister Ululani Shigematsu of Kaneohe, Hawai’i; three children: David M.K. Huihui, Elaine Nina K. Wachter, Lesley “Micky” L.K. Huihui; and five grandchildren: Cyrus M.K,, Daniel E.K., Julia L.K and Thomas E.K., and Savannah “Makana” L.K. Callaway (shown with him in photo). His loves were family, sports, and music. At Farrington, he played trombone in the band, and also earned a place on the 1953 high school All-Star Football Team as a tackle. Throughout his life he continued these loves as an active parent volunteer in sports and music activities. Memorial services over ashes in Hawai’i are pending and will be announced at a later date.

DEAN HYRY

Posted On December 15th, 2011 -

ALOHA
Dean Hyry – April 27, 1957-November 27, 2011
Dean was aloha and shared it with everyone he met. Born in Hilo and raised in Honolulu, Dean graduated Class of ’75 from ‘Iolani School. He went on to college at Lewis and Clark and then to a career in the hospitality industry. He began his career in Kona at Huggo’s, Keauhou Beach Hotel, Sheraton Waikoloa and continuing on to the mainland with Hyatt and Mandarin Oriental Hotels in California. It was there he became a wonderful husband to Cheryl and devoted father to Miranda. Wanting to share Hawaii with his family, Dean returned to Hawaii with the Kahala Mandarin on O’ahu and Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island. He and his family continued to keep Kona their home while working at the Four Seasons Aviara in San Diego and eventually, his final position with Four Seasons as Vice President, Residential Operations Worldwide. Dean passed away suddenly while on a business trip to Beijing, China. He leaves behind his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Miranda; parents, Bert and Warren Morgan; aunt, Jean Myers and uncles, Jay, Reed and Miles Takaaze. Please join us as we celebrate Dean’s life with a paddle out at 7:30am on Wednesday, December 21,2011 at Kukio. Please bring your boards and try to carpool as parking is limited.

CHARLES “POCHO” GILBERT COSTA

Posted On December 15th, 2011 -

CHARLES “POCHO” GILBERT COSTA

Age 81, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 24, 2011 in Ewa. Born December 5, 1929 in Koloa, Kauai. Charles was a retired bouncer of the Swing Club.

He is survived by sons, Wendell (Leilani) Costa, Gilbert Kahalewai, Robert Andrews, Charles (Kristen) Andrews of Honokaa, HI; daughters, Stephanie Dayton, Sandralee Irvine Antoinette, Deserie Ohori, June (Michael) Andrews-Asing; brother, Joeking Costa; sister, Katherine Clark; 23 grand-children; 29 great-grand-children.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (December 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CARLITO “JUN” FLORES CAMAT, JR.

Posted On December 15th, 2011 -

CARLITO “JUN” FLORES CAMAT, JR.

Age 33, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born April 4, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employed at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop #64 as a fabric worker helper, and Shop #98 as a forkliff operator. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Hawaii National Guard assign to Company A (EN) 29th BSTB.

He is survived by wife, Roxanne M. Camat; sons, Deven Justis Camat, Caleb Jordan Camat; daughters, Cassidy Jade Camat, Deja Jazelle Camat; parents, Carlito and Cristina Camat; sisters, Caroline (Robert) Gutterrez, Sonia (Johnathan Sr.) Purdy, Chanda (Felix Jr.) Yagin; brother, Clifford (Marytess) Camat; parents-in-law, Marcelo & Edna Miguel; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, & uncles.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 21) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ARCHBISHOP JOHN A.M. SUYAT

Posted On December 15th, 2011 -

ARCHBISHOP JOHN A.M. SUYAT

Archbishop John A.M. Suyat, of 31 Akamu Place, Nuuanu, Honolulu, went to be with the Lord at the age of 101 years old on November 26, 2011. He was born on November 13, 1910 in Unzad, Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is the Founder of “The Gospel Of
Alpha And Omega Church, Inc.” He is Survived’ by five sons, James (Cornelia) of Waianae, Pastor Peter Suyat of Honolulu, Paul (Florence) of Honolulu, Church International President Steven (Thelma) of Kahului, Maui, Evangelist Matthew (Jody) of Molokai, eight daughters, Marlene “Tina” Kawano (Nelson) of Molokai, Lovell “Linda” Maikui of Honolulu, Barbara “Rita” Paleka (Robert) of Molokai,Sr. Church Advisor and Reverend Edith “Libby” Kimball (Vernon) of Honolulu, Pastor Ruth “Nani” Suyat of Molokai, Reverend Deborah “Hinano” Lew of Kaneohe, Leatrice “Naomi” Reimann (Kimo) of Makakilo, Corina “Maima” Suyat Of Honolulu. Also survived by one brother Teofiloo Suyat (Ruth) of Las Vegas, three hanai sons, Ricardo Suyat of the Philippines, Gregory Manintin (MaryAnn) of Kauai, and Bryan Wong (Beverly) of Waianae, hanai daughter Pastor Gladys “Mui Lan” Lee-Kamoku of Hilo, (deceased), 104 Grand-children, 118 Great-Grand-children, and 12 Great-Great Grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his wife Reverend Rose and son Adam Suyat. Numerous nieces, and nephews in the Philippines, Hawaii and on the Mainland. Visitation is 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary-East Chapel, service
10 a.m. Burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire and flowers welcome.

Yukio Gotanda

Posted On December 15th, 2011 -

YUKIO GOTANDA

Passed away at the age of 88. He was born on the island of Kauai, was Class President of Waimea High School, and later served in the Military Intelligence Service in World War II. He received his B.A. from the University of Hawaii, his M.S.W. from the University of Michigan, and his LL.B. from the University of Wisconsin. He was committed to public service. He was the Director of the Oahu Division of the Honolulu Community Action Program, worked for the Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau, taught statistics at the University of Hawaii, and spent most of his career at the State of Hawaii Department of Social Services and Housing, where he oversaw the Administrative Appeals Office and was an administrative law judge.

He is survived by his wife, Masae; son John, wife Brenda and children William and Kayla; and daughter Misa Zane and son Robert (Robbie).

He will be laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Services: Saturday, December 17th @ Hosoi Mortuary. Visitation at 3:00p with services @ 4:00p.

GARY ERNEST TEIXEIRA

Posted On December 15th, 2011 -

GARY ERNEST TEIXEIRA

Beloved husband, father and “Papa”, of Waimanalo, passed away on December 4, 2011 at the age of 64. Born September 5, 1947, he served in the National Guard and retired as a Supervisor from the Board of Water Supply. A dedicated coach of Windward Pony baseball.

Gary is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beatta; Sons Gary Jr. (Samee), Gino (Corinna) and Garrett (Ululani); Daughter, Bernie (Keone); Mother Doris; Brothers Greg and Gordon (Anna); Sisters Sheila (Eddie) and Shelly (Barrett). Also survived by six grandchildren; Ryan Jr., Briana, Ray, Kali, Kila and Antonio.

Services at St. George Parish in Waimanalo on Monday, December 19. Visitation from 9:30-1:00pm; mass at 1:00pm with burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire.

Jewelle Yaeko Yamada

Posted On December 15th, 2011 -

JEWELLE YAEKO YAMADA
December 11, 2011

Jewelle Yaeko Yamada, a retired Shriner’s Children’s Hospital nurse, died at her home in Hawaii Kai. She was 76. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, she graduated from Hilo High School and went on to get a nursing degree from Hamline University of Minnesota, and worked at Asbury Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. After returning to Hawaii, where she raised her family, she continued her nursing career as a registered nurse at Queens Medical Center, Arcadia Retirement Facility and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, where she retired after almost 20 years in pediatric orthopedics.

She is survived by husband, Henry H. Yamada, two daughters, Jewelle K. Emanuel of Scarsdale, New York and Pamela A. Baysa of Torrance, California and one granddaughter, Jennifer J. Baysa.

Donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice. Private Services.

Betty Lai Ngun Chun Leu

Posted On December 14th, 2011 -

BETTY LAI NGUN CHUN LEU

86, of Honolulu passed away
on November 22, 2011.

She is survived by her dearly beloved husband, Stanley T. F.
Leu of 60 years; children, Lisa S.L. Wong, Lester K.M. (Lyvonne) Leu and Russell K. L. (Jan) Leu; Laureen S. P. (Philip) Fong and Leslyn S. S. (Allan) Leong; sisters, Ellen Lee, Stella Juan, Jean Chan and brother, Clarence Lum; grandchildren, Christopher B. Lee (Tara) & Chelsea Wong; Landon, Lansen & Larson Leu; Larissa, Ian, & Lauren Fong; Christian, Carly & Ryan Leong; and 1 great-grandson Niko Lee.

Betty’s greatest joy was devoting and dedicating herself unselfishly to motherhood, raising her children and instilling her values and traditions to her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She was a member of the Chee Kung Tong, Ket On, Lung Doo, Lung Kong and Tsung Tsin Societies.

With sadness, we will miss her,
and her unfailing love and dedication. We will cherish all the memories that she gave us.

Services on Monday, December 19, 2011 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary at the Chapel of the Flowers; Visitation from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. Taoist services with Eulogy at 11am. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

WILLIAM WAILUM CHANG

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WILLIAM WAILUM CHANG

Age 87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 28, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born September 3, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii. William retired as an Aircraft Mechanic from the Federal Aviation Administration.

He is survived by son, David Chang of Hilo; daughters, Linda (Joseph) Perschon of IL, Carole (Robert) Quattrone of OR; brothers, Whiting Chang, Henry Chang; sisters, Muriel Lee, Elaine “Tiny” Chang, Irene Scott, Barbara Chang; 2 grandchildren.

Private Services were held.

JULIAN “ELIANO” BERGADO SIQUIG SR.

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JULIAN “ELIANO” BERGADO
SIQUIG SR.

Age 82, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 3, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born June 19, 1929 in Paurido, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Schofield Barrack as a sports maintenance.

He is survived by wife, Daisy N. Siquig; sons, Reynaldo (Nora) Siquig, Rodrigo (Marilou) Siquig, Ronald Siquig, Julian (Helen) Siquig Jr.; daughters, Josephine (Jimmy) Ulep, Jocelyn (Rolando) Rambaud, Judith (Fidel) Macasio, Ruby (Melchor) Moises, Rosalie (Richard) Baldugo; 31 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Emilio (Corazon) Siquig of Philippines, Avelino Siquig of Philippines, Simplicio (Sabina) Siquig; sisters, Florencia Siquig of Philippines, Celedonia (Henry) Soriano of CA.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (December 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Tuesday (December 20) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; (1403 Californai Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANCISCA BILLON AQUINO

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FRANCISCA BILLON AQUINO

Age 93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 5, 2011 in Honolulu. Born March 4, 1918 in Oribi, Santa Ilocos Sur Philippines. A member of Santanians Association of Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Ambrocio Aquino Sr.; sons, Quirino (Rebecca) Aquino, Benjamin (Carolina) Aquino, Ambrocio (Imelda) Aquino Jr., Carlos (Rosalina) Aquino; daughters, Irene (Rufino) Pascua of Maui, Delia Godin of Utah, Lilia Poblete, Angeles (Amante) Baisa of Alabama; brother, Jose Billon of Philippines; sisters, Rosita Cabatic of Philippines, Natividad (Bino) Quiocho of Philippines; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (December 18) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (December 19) at St John the Baptist Church; (2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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