Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LIONEL KAZUTO NAGATA

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

LIONEL KAZUTO NAGATA Age 77, of Honolulu, HI., passed away on August 17, 2016. He was born in Honolulu, HI. He was an Army veteran, a retired construction representative with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a Yon-Dan Aikido instructor at Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club. He is survived by wife, Kathleen Nagata; sons, Marc Nagata, Dean Nagata; daughters; Lisa (Robert) Galino, Kim (Paul) Hirayama; brother, Leonard Nagata; sister, Violet Najita; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual/Aloha attire.

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM CLARK

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

$nameCHRISTOPHER WILLIAM CLARK Christopher William Clark, 58, of Kailua, passed away July 19, 2016 at Castle Medical Center in Windward Oahu. Born January 9, 1958 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, to parents Ralph Peter Clark of Kailua and Patricia Janssen Clark of Honolulu. He graduated from Kailua High School and worked in construction for many years. He is survived by brothers Ralph "Peter" Jr., Frederick E. "Fritz", and David D.; sister in law, Karen Soares Clark; and nieces Taylor Lynn Clark and Morgan Leigh Clark. Due to his love for the ocean, his celebration of life will be held September 24, 9:00am at Kailua Beach Park in the pavilion nearest the Boat Ramp. Casual attire. Flowers and Lei welcome.

Thelma Kuo

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

THELMA KUO September 26, 1924 - August 28, 2016 Thelma Kuo, 91, of Honolulu, passed away August 28, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born on September 26th, 1924 in Honolulu. Thelma was a DOE School Counselor for most of her career at Kaimuki Intermediate School. Her passion in life was giving advice to her students in living a good life through education and life lessons. She cherished socializing with many friends and meeting new friends that resulted in a lifetime of joyous, loving friendships. She loved participating and watching all types of athletics, being very proficient in swimming, volleyball, tennis, and in her later years, line dancing. She graduated from Roosevelt High School, University of Hawaii, and received a master's degree from Michigan State University. She was a very popular person, as she danced hula and played piano for many gatherings. Her most famous moment was dancing hula at the Michigan State football game with the visiting University of Hawaii team in 1948, that had Barney Isaacs, Sol Kaulukukui, Harry Kahuanui, who brought their instruments with them to kanikapila in East Lansing! This is where Thelma caught the attention of her future husband, George. After graduating, they returned to Honolulu to be married and live in Niu Valley from 1955. She is survived by son, George "Keoki" (Leialoha Leung) Kuo; grand- children Alex and Jasmine Fong; sisters Anita (Herman) Luke and Jean Chung; nieces, nephews and cousins; preceded in death by husband, George Kuo; parents Robert and Helen Au, brother, Stanley Au. A celebration of Thelma's life will be held on Thursday, September 22 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation 11:00 AM; Services 12:30 PM; Lunch to follow; Graveside services 2:15 PM. Aloha attire

Christina Abunda Dougherty

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

$nameCHRISTINA ABUNDA DOUGHERTY Christina Abunda Dougherty 90 Beloved Mother, Entertainer, & Friend of Honolulu retired from the Navy Base Exchange at Pearl Harbor. She was born in Paia, Maui and survived by sons Mike, Patrick, Bill, John and 3 Grandchildren & 2 Great Grandchildren. Funeral Service will be on Sept. 28th at the ST. Pius X Catholic Church Manoa 2821 Lowrey Ave. Urn Visitation 10 -10:45am Mass 11-12am Celebration of Life 12-3pm in the Hall. No Flowers please, Aloha Attire.

Sarah Chamberlin Bowman

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

$nameSARAH CHAMBERLIN BOWMAN Sarah Chamberlin Bowman (Sally) passed away peacefully on August 4, 2016 at the age of 90. Sally is survived by her brother, Stephen J Chamberlin II of Worcester MA, several nieces and nephews, her lifelong friend Meredith Wiltsie of Half Moon Bay CA, and numerous friends. She is predeceased by her husband, Peter Bowman, and parents, Stephen J Chamberlin I and Sarah Shanks Chamberlin. Sally was born on September 6, 1925, in Washington DC and has lived all over the world. She graduated from Hollins College in Virginia. She met her husband Peter in Germany where they lived for many years. They then settled in Pacific Palisades CA and later in Palo Alto CA where she worked for many years as an engineer and project manager at Rand Corporation and SDC. After retiring, Sally and Peter moved to Kailua HI. Animals were Sally's great love, especially horses and dogs, whom she treated as family members. Walking her dogs along Kailua Beach with friends was her greatest joy. She was a generous host and loved to entertain, frequently inviting friends for Sunday brunch at Kaneohe Marine Base. She also loved to visit the elephants at the Honolulu Zoo. A private celebration of life is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sally's memory can be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society. The family would like to thank Sally's long time caregiver, Tina Leal, and the staff at Hale Kuike and Mauna Lani for their wonderful care.

BETTY MASAKO SAKAMOTO

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

BETTY MASAKO SAKAMOTO October 26, 1938 - August 21, 2016 Betty Masako Sakamoto, 77, passed peacefully the morning of August 21, 2016. She was the sixth child of nine children born in Honolulu to Yoshio and Kama (Azama) Higa. She joins her best friend Sylvia Keiko Youn (deceased 1993) and fianc� William "Bill" Schulmeister Jr. (deceased 2004) after many years as they unite in heaven. Betty graduated from McKinley High School and worked as a dental assistant to Dr. Pete Nishimura. She helped Dr. James Hayakawa when he founded Pedodontic Associates in Kahala, later expanding to offices on Maui and Pearlridge. Betty retired as office manager after 30 years to enjoy traveling. Member of Moanalua Garden Missionary Church. She traveled to Korea & Hong Kong with Keiko to shop, shop, and shop! To Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Omaha, Orlando, Japan, Okinawa and Sydney, Australia with sisters and daughter Stacy. Betty enjoyed the Luciano Pavarotti concert in Modena, Italy with sister Edna. But Las Vegas was the most favorite place she enjoyed with Bill. They went several times a year for over 25 years. She is survived by daughter Stacy Honda, sisters Lillian Ishihara, Rose (Sadao) Shimabukuro, Edna Wong, Donna (Henry) Lee and brother George (Naomi) Higa. Also many nieces, nephews and their families. Her sister Haruko Toyama and brothers Richard and Alfred Higa predeceased her. Celebration of Life Saturday, September 24 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation 10:30, Service 11:30.

MANUELA BOLOSAN GUERRERO

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

$nameMANUELA BOLOSAN GUERRERO Age 93, of Honolulu, HI had gone home to the Lord August 19, 2016 in Honolulu. Born January 30, 1923 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired care home operator. She is survived by son, Mamre "Mickey" (Luz) Guerrero; daughters, Elizabeth (Richard) Maldonado, Shirley (Teofilo) Seguerre, Evelyn (Samuel) Cadiz; sister, Josefina "Eping" Cadiz; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 23) at the Full Gospel Temple (2464 N. School St., Honolulu); funeral service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) at Full Gospel Temple; funeral service 9:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

DR. SEIJI NAYA

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

$nameDR. SEIJI NAYA December 20, 1932 - August 9, 2016 Seiji Naya was born in Japan but made Hawaii his home since he was brought here in the early 1950s by Earl Finch, a noted friend to Nisei soldiers. In 1954 & 1955, he won the NCAA featherweight boxing titles, bringing home two of the earliest national titles to the University of Hawaii (UH) and, in 1984, was inducted into the UH Sports Hall of Honor. He received his BBA from UH in 1958. In 1965, he graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and returned to the University of Hawaii to teach and begin what would be over 40 years in the field of international economics and Asian development. His career has included serving as a Rockefeller Foundation Visiting Professor at Thammasat University in Thailand (1970s) and chief economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila in the early 1980s. From 1994-2002, he served in the cabinet of the State of Hawaii as director of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). He retired as Distinguished Visiting Senior Fellow at the East-West Center (EWC) and Emeritus Professor at UH Manoa (UH). He has done extensive research and consultation on a range of Asia-Pacific economic policy and development issues under the auspices of and/or grants from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, US Agency for International Development, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, the ADB, and International Center for Economic Growth, among others. His many economic publications include the Asian Development Experience, published in 2002 by the Asian Development Bank, translated into Japanese by Tokai University and published by Bushindo in 2013. He has been key in establishing the non-profit Asia Pacific Exchange and Development to foster goodwill between Ehime, Japan and Hawaii following the tragic Ehime Maru sinking in 2001. In addition to baseball and culture, the established linkage has encouraged business development and travel to Hawaii. Dr. Naya has always been grateful for his good fortune and the kindness of people no matter where he worked - by the people of Hawaii, his mentors in sports and academe, his doctoral students in Hawaii and Asia, many of whom became esteemed leaders throughout the world, his colleagues and associates at the EWC and UH, the dedicated DBEDT family and legislators who worked alongside him; the supporters and participants of the Ehime-Hawaii goodwill youth exchange; and all the loyal family, friends, and caregivers who were always at his side. Dr. Naya passed peacefully at Hale Ola Kino (nursing home) ending his almost 8-year struggle following a stroke in 2008. He is survived by wife Jane to whom he has been married for 55 years and two sons, Kevin Finch Naya and Kendall Hideo Naya (Dawn) and 5 grandchildren. A private service was held Aug. 12. He is interred at the Diamond Head Memorial Park next to Earl Finch.

FUMIYO SHIRATORI

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

FUMIYO SHIRATORI Fumiyo Shiratori, age 98, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on August 23, 2016 in Honolulu. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a homemaker. She is survived by sons, Bernard I. (Karen), Melvin A. (Nora); daughter, Jessie H. Murakami (Patrick); brothers, Clifton (Margaret), Hiroichi, Warren and Preston (Alice) Satsuma; sister, Matsuyo Kanehiro, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Private services were held.

STEPHEN “STEVE” LENT

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

$nameSTEPHEN STEVE LENT Stephen "Steve" Lent, former resident of Honolulu and Publisher of Pacific Business News (PBN) died in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 78. He is survived by his son Jason Lent, grand- daughter Zoe Lent, wife Cereen Abe, and sister Susan Kanahele. Celebration of his life to be held on Sunday, October 9, from 5-7 pm at The Pacific Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Aloha attire. www.CelebrateSteve.info

SUEKO “SUE” EDAMATSU NAKAGAWA

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

SUEKO SUE EDAMATSU NAKAGAWA Age 90, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 26, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born August 2, 1925 in Waipahu, HI. She was a retired salesclerk for Clic Photo. She is survived by sons, Harles T. Nakagawa, Lincoln M. Nakagawa; daughter, Pearl Y. Nakagawa; brothers, Fred J. Edamatsu, Edward K. Edamatsu; sisters, Esther Y. Tanabe, Mae Shimabuku, Amy S. (Jerry) Greer. Private services were held.

Patricia “Patsy” L. Gibson

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

$namePATRICIA PATSY L. GIBSON March 4, 1928 � August 31, 2016 Patsy L. Gibson, surrounded by loved ones, passed away peacefully at home in Waialua, HI on August 31, 2016. Born March 4, 1928 in Pasadena, CA, she was the oldest of two daughters to Wilbur and Dorothy Larrabee. Patsy graduated from La Jolla High School and attended San Diego State University, studying Home Economics and Child Care. She moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1953. Patsy lived in Honolulu until the 1980s when she made Waialua her home and community. Patsy split her professional careers between party planning through her co-owned company Tad & Pat, and community service, most notably through the Garden Club of Honolulu, and The Outdoor Circle. She served in many roles, leadership, money raising, mentoring, and organizing projects like the "Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path in Haleiwa", tree planting on Kaukonahua Road, and the landscaping Haleiwa's Weed Circle. Through Patsy's participation in the Garden Club of Honolulu, she served as a lifetime Zone XII Garden Club of America Flower Show Judge and it gave her the opportunity to travel and judge at some of the largest Flower Shows in the world. Patsy was an outstanding musician and singer and performed with the San Diego Starlight Opera and the Honolulu Symphony. She demonstrated her business skills first with her small craft business, "Drift Mobiles of Hawaii" and then with her party consultant role in Tad & Pat, planning events for two presidents, a prince, the Smithsonian, and Forbes over her 20 year tenure. She has also been recognized locally and nationally, The Garden Club of Honolulu Continuing Service Award, May, 1992; the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii, Green Industry Award, March, 1994, Garden Club of Honolulu observance of Women's History Month Active Community Service Award, March 2001, and The Garden Club of America Medal of Merit, May 2013, She is survived by her best friend, Marilyn Martinson, younger sister, Cynthia Cooper, children: Cindy Jenness, Kerry Gibson-Morris, and Gregory Gibson, grandchildren, Natasha, Alexandra, and Julia, and great-grandchild, Keaton. Our lives were blessed by her aloha spirit, a beautiful singing voice, and her contagious laughter. Patsy's Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Waimea Falls Park, Pikake Pavilion.

Robert “Smackie” Lau

Posted On September 17th, 2016 -

$nameROBERT SMACKIE LAU Of Sacramento, CA, died of Alzheimer's disease on August 27, 2016, at the age of 93. Born in Honolulu, he was a US Army sergeant during WWII in the South Pacific, and retired in 1985 from McClellan AFB in Sacramento after a long career as a radar technician. He is survived by daughters Patricia Lau, Maureen Walthall, Suzanne Krieger, Denise Lau (Joe Cortopassi), and Leilani Lau; grandchildren Lee Walthall, Mikaela Cortopassi, and Colin Cortopassi; siblings Foo Ki Lau, Ngit Moy Goo, and Esther Wilkerson; and many nieces and nephews. No services were held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in his memory.

Louise T Wooden (Price)

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

LOUISE T WOODEN (PRICE) May 26, 2016 Louise T Wooden (Price), 84, a long time resident of Lanikai and Kailua passed peacefully in WA. Louise graduated from Punahou School, Class of 1949. She attended Ohio University and graduated with a degree in Business. Louise was a member of the Lanikai Canoe Club and padded the Molokai Channel two times after age 60. She ran a bed and breakfast for years in Kailua and had many visitors through Friendship Force. She worked as a buyer and in merchandise management in Hawaii. Louise loved to perform volunteer work for many charitable services and Hawaii Theatre; she raised money for the American Cancer Society for many years. She is survived by three daughters, Springy, Diane and Kay and 9 grandchildren. Services Saturday at 9:00 am Lanikai Beach.

MATHILDA M. “KOA” ADOLPHO

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

$nameMathilda M. "Koa" Adolpho April 10, 1926 August 27, 2016 Mathilda M. "Koa" Adolpho, 90 of Kalamaula, Molokai, formerly from Waikane, Oahu, died on Molokai, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu, T.H. and survived by two sons: Warren Moke (Lehua Keli'i) Adolpho; Patrick Hale (Winnie) Adolpho, and 3 daughters: Aloma Ana (Juan-deceased) Eustaquio; Rita M. (Jim) Jaeger (AJ Costanzo II-deceased); Keala M. (Stanley) Penrose; 19 grand-children; 41 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren; sisters: Juliette Kuulei Aukai; Jeanette Leilani Kahalehoe; Louise Haunani (Alexander-deceased) Paleka and Lorraine Ululani (Wayne-deceased) Meyer. Visitation: September 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Mortuary In Kaneohe. Visitation: September 22, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m.; burial: 1:00 p.m at Hawaiian Memorial Mortuary in Kaneohe.

RAYMOND Y. OYAMA

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

$nameRAYMOND Y. OYAMA Raymond Y. Oyama, 86, of Honolulu, retired Lieutenant Colonel with the Hawaii Army National Guard, passed away June 30, 2016 at the Villas at St Francis. He is survived by sister Nancy N Sakamoto, brother David, daughter Pamela S Nakano and son Raymond Jr. Private Services held.

ALICE ALEKA MAKUE

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

ALICE ALEKA MAKUE Alice Aleka Makue, age 86, of Waianae passed away August 19, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. She was born November 27, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, Leonard W. Makue; sons, Leonard Makue Jr., Emmett (Cynthia) Kaulili, Whiston "Biggie" (Regina) Makue, Jack P. (Sharon) Kaulili; sisters, Verna Lou "Ulu" Iha, Hannah McKeague; 26 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., Monday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 7:00 p.m.; Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Sept. 20) at Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m.; Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

FLORA A. PORTER

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

FLORA A. PORTER Flora A. Porter, 90 died peacefully at her home in Kailua. She was a graduate of the University of Redlands with a music and education degree. She taught kindergarten for many years. She was 1st chair Oboe in the all women Orchestra in Long Beach, CA. She was married to the late Robert F. Porter, retired Sgt. Major, USMC for 65 years. After many duty stations they ended up in Hawaii where she was voted Military Wife of the Year. She was a Red Cross volunteer and a volunteer at The Shriner's Hospital for Crippled children for many years. Flora is a Past Queen of The Daughters of the Nile, Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and Mother Advisor for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls for many years. She is survived by 3 children, Lloyd Porter, David Porter and Debbie Honea married to Bob Honea. (Mom's Buddy). 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, including triplets.

JUDITH TOYOKO MIYASHIRO

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

JUDITH TOYOKO MIYASHIRO Funeral service for the late Judith Toyoko Miyashiro, 77- year-old, Honolulu, HI born resident of Gardena, who passed away on July 31, 2016, was held on Wednesday, September 14, at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific "Punchbowl". She is survived by her loving children, Ruby Asahina and Wendel (Diane) Miyashiro of CA; grandsons, Robert and Dustin Miyashiro of CA; Andrew (Nei) and Aaron Asahina of Japan; great-granddaughter, Yuine Asahina of Japan; mother, Dorothy Van Treese; sister, Wenonah (Masa) Kina; brothers, Alvin (Cheryl) and Steven (Lisa) Van Treese, Ronald (Lolita) and Xavier (Dawn) Ikei; she is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives here and in California. www.fukuimortuary.com 213-626-0441

HENRY KOMOMUA KA’AHA’AINA

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

HENRY KOMOMUA KA'AHA'AINA Age 82, of Waianae, HI, passed away August 15, 2016 in Waianae, HI. Born March 18, 1934 in Waianae, HI. He was retired from Barbers Point and Sheraton Makaha. He is survived by wife, Ethel Ka'aha'aina; sons: Randie (Derinda) Ka'aha'aina, Rickie (Bobbie) Ka'aha'aina; daughters, Ramona Ka'aha'aina, Regina (Nelson) Armitage, Sr.; brother, Andre (Betty Ann) Ka'aha'aina; sister- in-law, Sterling Ka'aha'aina; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Monday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Edward F. Wright

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

$nameEDWARD F. WRIGHT Edward F. Wright was born on February 23, 1967 in Fort Irwin, San Bernardino, CA. Ed was survived by his wife of 14 year, Jenny Wright; five children: Astacia Wright, Sarah Machado, Johnny Pepper, Andrea Lahr and Garrett Lahr; and five Grandchildren. Ed was a big kid so full of life. We will miss and never forget him. A memorial will be held on Friday, 9/16/16 at 4:30pm, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness 221 Hualani St., Kailua, HI 96734.

Vivian Susan Souza Wilebski

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

VIVIAN SUSAN SOUZA WILEBSKI Vivian Susan Souza Wilebski, 65, formerly from Kailua went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born in Honolulu, HI on April 26, 1951. She is survived by brother John (Lorna) Souza, sister Shirley (Tom) Mori, half siblings Vernie, Cindy, Robert, Eva, and Terry Nutt. Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 10AM-2PM on the grounds of the Haleiwa Jodo Mission located at 66-279A Haleiwa Road. Private burial will be held at a later date.

James A. Wagner

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

$nameJames A. Wagner, December 14, 1944 - September 2, 2016 Jim Wagner, beloved husband, father, friend, and gifted attorney, died on September 2, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born in Akron, Ohio to Philip and Betty Wagner, Jim joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and completed his Navy career aboard the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, during which time he also earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Jim received his law degree in 1974 from the University of Akron School of Law, returned to Hawaii, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar Association in the same year. In a four-decade-long legal career, Jim built a reputation as a pre-eminent bankruptcy lawyer. He handled some of the highest profile and complex corporate bankruptcies filed in the State. Listed in the Best Lawyers in America from 1987 to the present, Jim was the only private attorney from Hawaii to be honored as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Active in the community, Jim was a founding director and vice president of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii (1984-1987). Kitty Lagareta, a founding director and first executive coordinator for the Ronald McDonald House, praised Jim's volunteer leadership. "Jim and Pattie Wagner were dedicated volunteers from the early days of planning until long after the opening of Hawaii's Ronald McDonald House. In all honesty, we might not have a 'home away from home for critically ill children and their families' without Jim's extraordinary volunteer leadership during the acquisition of the property. He secured a conditional use permit -- which was withdrawn then reinstated due to his diligence -- allowing us to proceed with creating Hawaii's Ronald McDonald House." Jim was also a director and president of the Friends of the Children's Justice Center (Children's Alliance of Hawaii) (1983-2003), board member of St. Francis School (2011-2014), and a member of the finance committee at Sacred Heart Church (2009-2016). In 1975, Jim met the lovely Patricia Akana, the love of his life for 40 years. A devoted family man, he enjoyed not only coaching his children's soccer and baseball teams, but also serving as an umpire or referee for other community teams. When the last child left for college, Jim once again resumed his passion for golf, and in his later years he and Pattie enjoyed his other interests of traveling and attending theater, opera and symphony performances. Jim is survived by his wife Pattie, daughter Jennifer Lee (Marian) Czerwinski, son Matthew (Pamela) Wagner, son James "Koa" (Jenny) Wagner, and seven grandchildren: Jacob, Micaela, Michelle, Kawai, Kapili, David and Ben. Jim is also survived by four of six siblings, all from Ohio: brothers Richard, William (Laura) Wagner, Michael (Linda) Wagner; and sister Patricia (Clyde) Bailey. Visitation: 4 p.m., September 22 at Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu. Mass: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Inurnment at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl Crater. September 23, 11:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii or the International Myeloma Foundation.

SEGUNDO PADILLA MAPILI, SR.

Posted On September 12th, 2016 -

$nameSEGUNDO PADILLA MAPILI, SR. Age 101, of Honolulu, passed away August 7, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born June 1, 1915 in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Nelly Mapili; sons, Roger Mapili, Segundo (Gloria) Mapili, Jr.; daughters, Imelda Campos, Editha (Jorge) Yeban, Corazon (Rustico) Flores, Marinel Abellada; 29 grandchildren; 54 great- grandchildren; 5 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 PM Friday September 16 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 PM; Visitation also 10:00 AM Saturday September 17 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403A California Avenue, Mass, 11:00 AM. Burial 12:30 PM at Mililani Memorial Park.

TRANQUILINO “JUGHEAD” PASCUAL, SR.

Posted On September 12th, 2016 -

TRANQUILINO JUGHEAD PASCUAL, SR. Age 87, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away August 2, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born July 6, 1929 in Waialua, HI. Retired painter from Schofield Barracks and a member of the Fil-Am Bowling League. He is survived by children, Michael Alan (Leslie) Pascual, Peter Calle Pascual, Calvin Tommy (Nancy) Pascual, Tranquilino Pascual, Jr., Jesse Dave Pascual, Taro Don Pascual, Theresaann (Bradley Sr.) Pascual-Kiszer, Steven James Pascual, Connie Lisa Pascual-McNamara; sisters, Juanita Pascual Ladon Ito, Carlena "Carol" Pascual Kuni; 9 grandchildren, 9 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (Sept. 19) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

THOMAS A. BATALON, “TOM”

Posted On September 12th, 2016 -

THOMAS A. BATALON, TOM Thomas A. Batalon died at Bloomington Hospital, with loving family at his side, on September 4, 2016, at the age of 72. Online condolences may be sent to Tom's family at www.allencares.com

ETHEL YOSHIKO TOMITAGAWA SUE

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

ETHEL YOSHIKO TOMITAGAWA SUE Age 93, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 31, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born January 3, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. She was retired from the Del Monte Corporation. She is survived by son, Sanford Sue; daughter, Sandra Iida; 4 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren. Private services.

RICHARD LEONARD MENDEZ

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$nameRICHARD LEONARD MENDEZ Age 69, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away September 4, 2016 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. A U. S. Army Veteran and a retired Federal Fire Captain. Survivors: son, Ricky Mendez; daughters, Michelle Hogan, Janel Ramsbottom, Heather Sanchez, Kristi Mendez; Companion, Sharon Soares; brothers, Henry Lopez and George Lopez; sister, Dolores Evans; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (09/22/2016) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae, Hawaii; Service 10 a.m.; Committal service 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Online condolences at www.leewardfuneralhome.com. Aloha Attire.

Joe Carroll Tacker

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$nameJOE CARROLL TACKER Joe Carroll Tacker died on August 27th, 2016 after a short illness at the age of 91. Joe and his wife, Marilyn had been residents of the Monterey area since 1979 living in Carmel, Carmel Valley, New Monterey and Skyline Forest, all California. Joe was an active member and former president of Toastmasters Club 2032 at the Naval Postgraduate School, a retired Lieutenant Commander, Naval Aviator, US Navy and retired Captain with Hawaiian Airlines. He was particularly proud of his service as Foreman of the 1999 Monterey Grand Jury. A tuba player since the age of 14 he played in various bands and ensembles locally and in Hawaii. He enjoyed his teaching of low brass at the Prunedale Cristian Academy. Some of his private students made him very proud. Joe was born in Corinth, Mississippi and after graduating from High School in 1942 went to work for Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co. in Baltimore, MD. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served as assistant navigator and helmsman on the highly decorated U.S.S. Buchanan, DDF484. The day the war was over his orders for flight training arrived. Upon completion he was commissioned as a Naval Aviator. During the Korean War he was reactivated where he had the coveted duty of flying various admirals around the country. He continued to serve in the Navy Reserve in Hawaii as the commander of his reserve unit. Joe attended Muhlenberg University in Allentown, PA, the University of Hawaii, and Monterey Peninsula College. In 1957 Joe started judging American Kennel Club dog shows and with the help of his wife and great dog show judges like Derek Rayne he became one of only 20 AKC All Breed judges in 1991. Joe is survived by his wife Marilyn. Marilyn and Joe were married in 1950 in Honolulu. They have two children, Trula of Golden Valley, AZ and Peter of Thousand Oaks, CA and a granddaughter Elise Hegstrom of Boise, ID. A private "Celebration of Life" party will be held at a future date. Paul's Mortuary in Pacific Grove, California is handling the immediate arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Youth Music Monterey County. (http://www.youthmusicmonterey.org).

PORTIA YIM ROSEHILL

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$namePORTIA YIM ROSEHILL Passed away on April 11, 2016. Born in Honolulu, T.H., on December 9, 1925, to Emma Ai Chang and Sam Whiting Yim, Portia was one of six children. She grew up in Liliha and attended the Kamehameha Schools (Class of 1943), where she met and later married W. Norman Rosehill, Jr. Together, they moved to Kahala, and reared three children; Stefany, Kekaulike and Stacy. After retiring as a civilian employee from the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, Portia became an ambassador for Seawind Tours & Travel, Inc. She spent the last 28 years imparting her knowledge, wisdom and passion for travel to everyone she met. She was devoted to her family and friends and proud of their accomplishments and probably best known for her eagerness to share stories of her 90 years with all who would listen. Portia enjoyed entertaining and derived great pleasure in cooking for others. She was a skilled flower arranger and somewhat of a fashionista and she maintained her own sense of style throughout her life. Portia is survived by daughters Stefany Wallach and Stacy Rosehill-Baker, and son Kekaulike Rosehill and his husband, Kevin Kelly; sister, Betty Shodahl; grandchildren, Shelby Schultz, Shawna Wallach and Quinn Baker; and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Elizabeth and Catherine Schultz. Services will be at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel on Saturday, September 17th. Visitation is at 1:00 p.m. and Services are at 2:00 p.m. Aloha attire is requested. Leis/ loose flowers are welcome and will accompany Portia's cremated remains at a private, ocean ceremony later that day.

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