Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

TOORU ROBERT KODAMA

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

TOORU ROBERT KODAMA

Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away January 4, 2012 at his home. Born October 27, 1927 in Haiku, Maui.

He is survived by sons, David (Yukiko) Kodama, Daniel (Wendy) Kodama; 3 grand-children.

Private services were held.

JOSE INTERINO MENDOZA

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

JOSE INTERINO MENDOZA

Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away January 9, 2012 at his home. Born March 21, 1929 in San Ildefonzo, Bulacan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Rosita L. Mendoza; daughter, Eroditha (Edgardo) Cubacub; 1 grandson.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday 2/10 at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, Mass 12:00 noon. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PATRICIA M. KONO

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

PATRICIA M. KONO

Age 65, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away January 26, 2012 in Honolulu. Born November 6,
1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Patricia retired from Alexander & Baldwin as an executive secretary.

She is survived by husband, Frederick Kono; sons, Kourtney (Shelly) Kono, Korey (Melanie) Kono; sister, Susanne Yuu; 5 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (February 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

VALERIE “VAL” L. FERNANDEZ

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

VALERIE “VAL” L. FERNANDEZ

Age 55, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 19, 2012 in Waipahu. Born December 22, 1956 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by son, Deacon E. (Rickey-Ann) Fernandez; mother, Yvonne Adkins; brothers, Russell (Kim) Adkins, Leslie (Wendy) Adkins, Robin Adkins, Terry (Suelynn) Adkins; sister, Cheryl Adkins; grandchildren, Dearri-Ann Fernandez, Deaonn-Kelly Fernandez, Dearra Fernandez.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (February 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GEORGE YEIZO YOKOMORI

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

GEORGE YEIZO YOKOMORI

Age 72, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away January 16, 2012 in Aiea. Born July 17, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. A member of the Word of Life Christian Center, Honolulu. Retired from the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel.

He is survived by wife, Jean Suzui Yokomori; sons, Eric Yokomori, Davin (Liko) Yokomori brother, Gary (Linda)
Yokomori.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday (February 18) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers, Please..

RIICHI “HIRANO-SAN” HIRANO

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

RIICHI “HIRANO-SAN” HIRANO

Age 106, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 4, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born February 18, 1905 in Onomea, Hawaii. Founder of the Hirano Nursery. A member of the Wahiawa Hongwanji; the eldest participant of the Honolulu Heart Program.

He is survived by sons, George (Nobue) Hirano, Robert (Chieko) Hirano; daughters, Beatrice (Manfred) Kempf, Katherine (Alan) Marugaki, Jill (Jay) Ellowitz; sister, Misayo Hirota; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grand-children.

Private services were held.

JON E. SCHMEISER

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

JON E. SCHMEISER

Jon E Schmeiser of Aiea, HI, 63 years young, passed away on Jan 30, 2012, in the VA Center, Honolulu, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Jon was born in Ellenville, NY and attended Valley Central where he was an All-State wrestler. He earned his BS degree from Clarkson College and a Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University.
He was assigned to US Army, HQ 9th ARCOM and retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Jon’s civilian career included serving as an IRS Revenue Agent, Management Analyst, Army Telecommunications Specialist, and a State Dept Diplomatic Courier. In return for his service Jon was able to travel to all parts of the world.
Jon volunteered for, and participated in, many numerous community events. He was a dedicated Faerber Flyer’s Running Coach and appeared in the HI Opera Theater Production of Aida. Eating was Jon’s passion and running was his chosen sport. Jon completed the prestigious Boston Marathon three times.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Lee, his mother Myrna Schmeiser of Walden, NY; his brothers Marc Schmeiser and Michael Schmeiser; his sister, Julie Marburger; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jon was predeceased by his father John J Schmeiser and his sister Stephanie Tillson.
During his very active life not a day went by without Jon’s signature greeting, “It’s another beautiful day.” He will be missed by everyone who knew him. A memorial service will be held Feb 29, 3:00 pm at Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) Chapel, 1085 Bougainvillea Loop, Honolulu. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Parks Conservation Association.

STACEY DOMINIC KEALII ACHIU

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

STACEY DOMINIC KEALII ACHIU

Age 49, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away January 30, 2012 in Aiea. Born November 10, 1962 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Stacey was an employee of James Campbell High School and also coached there.

He is survived by wife, Joni Achiu; son, Jacob (Kauri) Achiu; daughters, Jilianmarie (Raul) Velasquez, Josianne Achiu, Jacelynmarie Achiu, Jolinalynn Achiu; mothers, Juanita Achiu & Aileen Achiu; father, Dickie Achiu; brothers, Ford Achiu, Jason Achiu, Kimo (Toni) Achiu, John Achiu; sisters, Suzy (Joey) Cortez, Karla Achiu; grandchild, PeitonJulez Velasquez.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (February 17) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Flowers Welcome.

JOSE TUMIK EYADAO

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

JOSE TUMIK EYADAO

Age 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 13, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born September 18, 1927 in Ewa.

He is survived by brothers, Epitacio P. Yoro, Morris (Jean)
Yoro, Alfonso (Sheila) Yoro, Warlito (Yuen) Yoro; sisters, Martina Yoro, Martha (Cirilo) Roldan.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (February 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARUKI SAKAMOTO

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

HARUKI SAKAMOTO

Age 94, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away January 28, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born April 29, 1917 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Retired from the Oahu Sugar Company. A member of the Ewa Hongwanji.

He is survived by sons, Rex T. Sakamoto of Florida, Rodney T. (Bonnie) Sakamoto, Paul M. Sakamoto, Robert Y. Sakamoto; daughters, Jane K. Hong, Karen (Garrick) Furukawa; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (February 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

HAI LUEN LEAVITT

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

HAI LUEN CHAO LEAVITT

Hai Luen Chao Leavitt was born in Shanghai, China, on February 25, 1943, the first of six children of an architect/industrialist father. The family lived in the French Concession and adopted many Western practices, including having a piano in the home. As the eldest daughter of a respectable family, Hai Luen was expected to learn to play it to perform for visiting guests, something she became adept at quickly.

When the Communists took over Shanghai, the Chao family escaped to Hong Kong. There, Hai Luen learned English and refined her mastery of the piano, which she saw as a ticket to immigrate to the U.S. Once in the U.S., she matriculated to The Juilliard School in New York City.

In New York in the 60s, Hai Luen lived the life of a poor foreign student, and the habits of thrift and aversion to waste that she gained in that period stayed with her throughout her life. Her striking good looks attracted the attention of model scouts, and Richard Avedon gave her one of her first modeling jobs. She subsequently was featured in several national ad campaigns and continued modeling as a side-career for the next ten years.

Hai Luen moved to Hawai’i in the mid-60s, where she was an instructor at the UH music department, and then founded her own piano school–the Young Artists Studio of Piano– with multiple locations on O’ahu.

In late 1969, she met her future husband, attorney Jim Leavitt, who was then a Marine Corps captain. They were married in early 1974. She raised two daughters, Jocelyn and Andrea, and gave them an unconventional upbringing for a Chinese mother; she was an artist, and was the antithesis of a “tiger mom.” She championed individualism; her intellectual orientation and 60s idealism informed her outlook for the rest of her life.

She had a flair for and interest in fashion, in jewelry, and in real estate. Just as her mother had before her, she looked at the financial section of the newspaper before turning to anything else. Along with her husband, she was a supporter of the symphony and the opera in Hawai’i.

Hai Luen died in Hong Kong on January 23, 2012, while visiting there to attend funeral services for her mother, to whom she was devoted her entire life. She leaves her loving husband and daughters, and many dear friends who will forever feel the loss of this elegant, talented and kind person.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, Hai Luen’s family invites you to contribute to a scholarship they have set up in her name at Juilliard. Please make checks payable to The Juilliard School. They can be given to the family or sent c/o Jim Leavitt, 737 Bishop St. #1740, Honolulu, HI 96813.

A service to honor her life and to remember her will be held on Friday, February 17th at 5:00 p.m. at the Pacific Club. If you would like to speak at the service, please contact Jim Leavitt at 521-7474.

Please share your memories at: www.1000memories.com/hailuen

CLARE LORING

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

CLARE LORING

Age 102, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 21, 2012 in Waianae. Born November 1, 1909 in Vancouver, Canada. She studied art in Vancouver, Canada, Seattle, San Francisco, Johannesberg South Africa and San Nicholas Mexico. Taught art at the University of Hawaii and former art critic for the Honolulu Star Bulletin & Honolulu Star Advertiser.

She is survived by sister, Lenora Slade.

Private services were held.

William “Bill” Toshiyuki Honjiyo

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

WILLIAM “BILL” TOSHIYUKI HONJIYO
Age 74, of Hanapepe, died at home on February 3, 2012. Born July 16, 1937 in Hanapepe, he was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. He served in various military installations, including two tours in Vietnam. He was the recipient of the Silver Star Medal for valor, five Bronze Stars and the Air Medal. Following his military service, he was an Executive Assistant for Big Save and General Manager for Grove Farm Land Corporation. He was a past President of the United Japanese Society of Kauai and a former Director of the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. With a 5th Degree Black Belt, he was the President of the Hanapepe Judo Club for over 30 years and also the Commander of the Kauai Veterans Council until his passing.

He is survived by wife Merle of Hanapepe; sons Jason of San Diego and Brent (Megumi) of Honolulu; daughters Lori of Oakland and Tisha (Craig) Hamasaki of Honolulu; sisters Edna Kawamura of Waimea and Elizabeth (Melvin) Tanita of Pearl City; and four granddaughters.

Visitation: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 18 at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe followed by services at 12:30 p.m. No flowers.

MARK AARON MORALES

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

In Loving Memory
MARK AARON MORALES
May 2, 1961 – Feb. 12, 2011

A year has passed in a blink of an eye, yet not a day has gone by without you on our minds. We miss you unconditionally and we find comfort in knowing that you’re with us every step of the way. Until we meet again, Dad.
Love, Mom and Brandie

RUTH ANN HEIDER JOHNSON

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

RUTH ANN HEIDER JOHNSON

Ruth Ann Heider Johnson passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 3, 2012 after battling cancer for 2 1/2 years. She was born on a little farm in a house without electricity or running water in Orange Grove, Texas on April 14, 1937. Education was of utmost importance to Ruth. She was valedictorian at Orange Grove High School, earned a B.A. in only 3 years from Texas State University, San Marcus, and a Masters of Education from the University of Nevada, Reno. Ruth was an advocate for good public education and served as a teacher for 41 years in Hawaii, Illinois and Nevada, teaching in the D.O.E. at Nimitz and Kahala Elementary Schools for 32 years. In 1992, Ruth was selected as “Teacher of the Year” for the Honolulu District.
Ruth was a woman of faith, leaving her home and family in Texas to support her husband through four years of Lutheran seminary in Illinois then 37 years of ministry in Nevada and Hawaii.
She was a pillar of strength, hope, love and compassion for her family, instilling her values of love of God, faithful living, excellence in public education and community service deeply into her children and grandchildren. Her passion for life and advocacy for excellence in education, inspired her children, grandchildren, and thousands of students to achieve and serve to their greatest potential. After retirement from the D.O.E. she used her gifts as an Executive Board member of the Windward Artists Guild.
Ruth is survived by her husband the Reverend Dr. Donald K. Johnson; sons Mark (and wife Pamela) of Kent, WA; Daniel (and wife Joycelyn) of Kaneohe; and Jonathan (and wife Monica) of Kaneohe; nine grandchildren, sister Adelaide (and husband John) of Rockport, TX; and Donald Ray (and wife Janis) of Spring, TX.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at 2 pm at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou Street.
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to educational charities including the Lutheran Church of Honolulu Associate Pastor for Children and Families Fund, the Windward Artists Guild Scholarship Fund, or to a charity of the donor’s choice, including any public school, as Ruth was known to do.

BARBARA MAY GRUITCH FIGUEROA

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

BARBARA MAY GRUITCH FIGUEROA

Barbara May Gruitch Figueroa passed away January 31, 2012, Las Vegas, NV. Born in Hawaii May 19, 1933 she raised 16 children. She was preceded in death by her children Diane, Maryann, David and Gary and her spouse George Figueroa. Surviving children are Clifford Figueroa, Marie Miller, Arlene (Charlie) Mederios, Leona Faustina, George Figueroa Jr., Donna (Edward) Schine, Valerie (Charles) Pu`u, Michael Figueroa, Faith (Roger) Benge, Damien (Sirma) Figueroa, Thomas (Germaine) Figueroa, Marilyn (James) Stillwell, Paul Figueroa, Peter Figueroa, 35 grandchildren, 52 great-grand-children and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Our mother loved our Lord, always giving to those in need; all were welcomed to her table. Memorial services are being held at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 204 Boulder Highway, Henderson NV 89015. Burial to follow at Palm Memorial 800 South Boulder Hwy. Henderson NV 89015.

JOSEPH H. DIZON

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

JOSEPH H. DIZON

Joseph H. Dizon of Lanikai, Oahu, passed away on February 4, 2012. He was born in Honolulu on August 12, 1924. A graduate of Farrington High School (1943), the University of Hawaii and Asbury University (Kentucky), he also earned an advanced degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He pastored First Community Church of Honolulu from 1950 to 1970 and founded the Joe Dizon Camera Service near Waikiki. A president of the Hawaii region of the Porsche Club of America, he was featured in the November 2009 Porsche Panorama magazine. Joe is survived by his wife Lila; son Richard J. Dizon (Winnie); daughters Darian Best and Dana Ratay (Jeff); brother Dr. Victor Dizon; and grand-children Joshua Ratay, and Blayne and Nicole Fujita. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 18th at the First Church of the Nazarene (408 Judd St.). Visitation 1 p.m. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

ISAMI “BUTCH” INOSHITA

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

ISAMI “BUTCH” INOSHITA

Age 103, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 14, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born September 20, 1908 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Former president of Oahu Finance Company.

He is survived by son, Gene Inoshita; daughters, Naomi (George) Okino, Gail (Patrick) Bow; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren

Private services were held. No koden or monetary gifts

MYRTLE CHUN LEE

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

MYRTLE CHUN LEE / 1926 – 2012

Myrtle Chun Lee, the Hilo girl who in 1973 became the first woman president of a major Hawaii corporation, Island Holidays Tours and Amfac Resorts Hawaii, passed away on January 30, 2012 at 3:00 A.M. Born on November 9, 1926, her mother was Catherine Chang Pang and her father was William Nim Yuen. She was 85.

A pioneer in Hawaii’s hospitality industry, she was named in 1977 as one of America’s top 100 corporate women by Business Week magazine. She was known as one of the few businesswomen of her era to achieve dramatic results in a marketplace with few women executives.

Her business acumen and strong work ethic developed early while working at the Ah Hee Poi Factory in Hilo owned by her grandmother. After attending the Pierce School of Business in Pennsylvania, she returned to Hawaii, determined to succeed in Honolulu’s promising post-World War II hospitality field.

With remarkable energy and savvy, she took the industry by storm, a quick study rising to become operations manager for Bob MacGregor’s Trade-Wind Tours.

She had a long association with entrepreneur Lyle Lowell Guslander, joining him and his wife, Grace Buscher, in 1958 to help streamline the couple’s newly acquired Coco Palms on Kauai, the first hotel in what would become a prosperous Island Holidays chain. Two years later, the group constructed its first new hotel, Hotel King Kamehameha in Kona.

Following its merger with Amfac in 1969, as vice president of Island Holidays, she oversaw the openings of new properties including the Keauhou Beach Hotel in Kona and the Kauai Beach Boy. In a joint venture with United Airlines, the Waikiki Beachcomber was built above the popular Liberty House department store (now Macy’s) on Kalakaua Avenue Patricia Offer describes in her book, “Imagination, Merchandising, and A Little Magic,” that Myrtle and the Guslanders were “three incredible people existing for years on a hand-to-mouth basis” who initially ran from investor to promoter to borrower, somehow weathering every storm and crisis to become icons of the Hawaii Visitor Industry.

In 1988, she and her husband, Freddie, along with Roy Yamaguchi, Mike McKenna and Vince and Judy Sykes, founded the highly acclaimed and successful restaurant company known as Roy’s Restaurants. Myrtle actively supported various charities and in 2001, was the co-recipient of the Woman of Distinction Award presented by the Girl Scout Council of Hawaii. She was an avid tennis player and golfer and had a passion for food and wine. Myrtle loved lifeand she adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Myrtle married Godfrey (Freddie) Lee on July 7, 1951 and retired in 1990 to enjoy life and her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Freddie, her 3 children, Daryl (Darlene) Lee, Terry (Dannette) Lee and Lisa (Mike) Rabe, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, as well as her two brothers, Oliver Pang and Gregory Pang, and sister Tylene Dunbar.

Many who knew her were touched by her zest for life, drive, determination, and gentle spirit, even while affectionately known as the “Dragon Lady.” She will be missed.

Memorial services are scheduled on Friday, February 17, at Central Union Church Sanctuary. Visitation is at 8:30 a.m. with services to follow at 9:00 a.m. (Aloha attire). In lieu of flowers, the family requests potted plants for a memorial garden that will be planted in her memory.

MERLE T. MASUDA

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

MERLE T. MASUDA

Age 74, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away January 24, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 29, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the Honolulu Kumamoto Kenjin Kai.

She is survived by husband, Yoshiharu “Jack” Masuda; daughter, Karen (Shannon) Tamura; sisters, Hilda Kono, Thelma (William) Lum; brother, Brian (Gwen) Yamada; 4 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Friday (February 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

FLORENCE LEILANI SMITH

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

FLORENCE
LEILANI SMITH
Nov 27 1925 – Feb 2 2012

Florence Leilani Smith, 86, passed away Feb 2, 2012 at Whittier Place Assisted Living. Previously a resident of Fullerton for 47 years, Leilani was born Nov. 27, 1925 to Joseph Honolulu Akina, Sr. and Agnes Kahinu Keaunui in Honolulu, Hawaii. On Oct. 18, 1947 she married Ernest Rinzo Smith, who preceded her in death on Jul. 7, 1992. Survived by four children – Robert, Roger, Marilyn and Sandra Ann, four grandchildren – Ryan, AJ, Heather and Sean, and two great-grandchildren Jayden and Kalani. Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, March 9 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Fullerton. Private internment will take place at Loma Vista Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Leilani’s memory to a charity of your choice. McAulay & Wallace Mortuary

PONCIANO JOHN ADARO

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

PONCIANO JOHN ADARO

Age 86, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 13, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 22, 1925 in Puunene, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Francisca Pasco Adaro; son, Ronald (Laure) Adaro; daughter, Staphane “Girlie” Paz; brothers, Alberto (Maggie) Adaro, Marshall (Pearl) Adaro; sisters, Martina Navares, Julie (Glenn) Riddle; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (February 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

JOHN F. CASSIDY

Posted On February 11th, 2012 -

JOHN F. CASSIDY

Age 64, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 10, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 10, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. John retired from the United States Army.

He is survived by wife, Junko Cassidy; sons, David (Victoria) Cassidy, Thomas (Cheyanne) Cassidy; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held.

SHIZUE HASHIMOTO

Posted On February 11th, 2012 -

SHIZUE HASHIMOTO

Age 96, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 16, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 30, 1915 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Shizue was a member of Calvary Independent Church and Kahua Baptist Church. She was also a member of Wahiawa Civic Association, Kumamoto Kenjin Kai, and Riverside Kumiai.

She is survived by sons, Harold (Sadako) Hashimoto, David (Gayle) Hashimoto; daughter, Aileen (Vernon) Omori; sisters, Elsie Hirota Edith (Larry) Miyazono; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; caregiver, Lita Ruiz.

Private services were held.

LORETTA “MOMI” AINOA CHUN

Posted On February 11th, 2012 -

LORETTA “MOMI” AINOA CHUN

Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away January 14,2012 at Palolo Chinese Home. Born December 13, 1921 in Honolulu. Avid Bowler and Poker player

She is survived by sons, Thomas K. Chun, Kawika Chun; daughters, Puni Ellestad, Bobbie Miyamoto, Debbie Fujihara; 13 grand-children; 9 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held

ALBERTO “POPS” PACLE

Posted On February 11th, 2012 -

ALBERTO “POPS” PACLE

Age 75, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away January 16, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 27, 1936 in Waianae, Hawaii. Retired Welder from Gaspro.

He is survived by wife, Miguela “Della”, Yabes Pacle; daughters, Joellen Florence, Doreen C. (Daniel) Janes, Kathleen Pacle; sons, Alberto Pacle Jr., Adam Pacle; brother, Faustino Pacle; 7 grand-children; 3 great-grand-daughters.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (February 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SARAH KIM LEE HALLORAN

Posted On February 10th, 2012 -

SARAH KIM LEE HALLORAN

Age 87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 18, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 22, 1924 in Castner Village, Waialua, HI. Member of the United States Army of Hawaii (U.S.A.H.) Golf Association.

She is survived by sons, Elliot K. (Sandra H.) Lee Jr., Ronald A. (Cynthia N.) Lee; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (February 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:00 a.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

NEIL TEPPER

Posted On February 10th, 2012 -

NEIL TEPPER

Neil Tepper of Honolulu, Hawaii, died January 2, 2012, of complications from pneumonia. He was 69. Neil was born October 18, 1942, in Jersey City, NJ. He lived in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Maui and Oahu. He first arrived in Hawaii in 1969, and returned to Oahu permanently 3 years ago.
Neil, an extraordinarily creative talent, authored “Prescriptions for Living a Creative Life”, was a songwriter for mainland and Hawaii-based musicians, and was an award-winning photographer. He produced and hosted “The Creativity Salon” for local Olelo TV.
In Neil’s business career, he was creative executive with the Coca Cola Company, Universal Television, and the 1996 Olympics held in Atlanta. Neil was a Life Coach, and as a member of the Hawaii Kai Toastmasters, won first place in the Western Division.
In addition to his many friends in Hawaii and elsewhere, Neil is survived by his loving sister, Barbara Tepper Leeds, of Aventura, FL.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2012. For further information, please contact btlmystic@att.net.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hawaii Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu HI 96813, c/o the Neil Tepper Scholarship Fund.

JOSEPH “LEACH” BURNETT

Posted On February 10th, 2012 -

JOSEPH “LEACH” BURNETT

age 99 of Waimanalo, Hawaii died on January 25, 2012 at his residence. Formerly of Aina Hina. He was born December 11, 1912 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was the retired founder and owner of Burnett’s Termite Control Company. He was also a retired Lineman for the City and County Department of Transportation, Street Light Division for 30 years. Survived by: sons: Paul (Jackie) and Randy (Jacqueline) Burnett. 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Predeceased by wife: Hilda Almeida Burnett and son: Stephen Burnett. Visitation Monday, February 13, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the St. Patrick Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will begin at 11:15 a.m. Graveside Services 12:45 p.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire and Flowers Omitted.

YOSHIFUMI UCHIYAMA

Posted On February 10th, 2012 -

YOSHIFUMI UCHIYAMA

Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away January 12, 2012 at Nuuanu Hale. Born August 26, 1920 in Waialua, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Patsy Takako Uchiyama; sons, Jon (Arlene) Uchiyama, Donald (Lorreta) Uchiyama; daughter, Ann Shinno; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Private Services were held


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