Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

CAROLYN C. CHOY

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

CAROLYN C. CHOY

Wife, mother, school teacher, musician, craftswoman, and lifelong learner, Carolyn Choy, a resident of Honolulu for all of her ninety-nine years, passed away 6 November 2011. The wife of Robert H.C. Choy, she is survived by four children, Roberta Nakamura, Ronald Choy, Willis Choy, and Jon Choy; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. A graduate of Mun Lun School, McKinley High School, and University of Hawaii, she taught in Honolulu public elementary and intermediate schools for twenty-five years. She was a member of Yang Chung Hui Sorority and the Associated Chinese University Women. A celebration of her life will be held at Community Church of Honolulu on Tuesday, 10 January 2012, starting at 10:30 am.

DR. RALPH N. AKAMINE

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

DR. RALPH N. AKAMINE
November 2, 2011

Dr. Ralph N. Akamine, 89, of Honolulu, a retired oral surgeon and Army veteran, died at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Louise L., Linda C., and Lauren Chan (Peter) Estern; sisters Jessie Y. Varble and Marion M.; brother Richard G.; and granddaughter Thomasina. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012, Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel, 535 – 18th Ave. Service celebrating life and expressing appreciation: 11 a.m. Inurnment: Punchbowl June 8, 2012, 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

KEUR, E. FERNE

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

KEUR, E. FERNE

Age 94 of Arden Hills, MN. died Dec. 26, 2011. Preceded in death by beloved husband Cornelius. Survived by her children Donnie(Connie) Keur of Minneapolis, Cathy (Darryl) Peterson, Coon Rapids MN; grandchildren Jason, Michelle and Christine Peterson; sister-in-law Margot Keur Pueblo, CO. Memorial service Sat. Jan. 14, @ 11AM at Salem Covenant church, 2655 5th St NW New Brighton, MN. Thurston-Lindberg funeral home 763 421 0220.

EDDIE BULL SILVA

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

EDDIE BULL SILVA
August 25, 2011

Eddie was born in Kalihi Valley, 2nd gen roofer, USMC Korean War Vet, softball player/coach, Ed’s Roofing for 3 decades. He is survived by his wife, Sonia, 5 children, Eddie & Jennifer, Wayde & Suzette, Sandie, Philo, Jolyn & Dave. 8 grandchildren, 5 gr-grandchildren. Memorial Service @ Lady of the Mount, Kalihi on Jan 14, 2012 @ 10 am.

Arien Ruth Braack Grabbe

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

ARIEN RUTH BRAACK GRABBE

Arien Ruth Braack Grabbe died at the age of 90 on December 11th, 2011 in the Hi’Iolani Care Center of Kahala Nui in Honolulu, Hawaii. During her long and eventful life, Arien gave much of herself to family, friends and the community.
Born on March 7th, 1921 in Almond, New York, to Peter C. and Nelle Ethel (nÈe Brown) Braack, Arien was the second of four daughters. The family lived many years in Nutley, NJ. During the difficult years of the Great Depression, her babysitting earnings were often used to buy groceries. While money was scare, family life was rich, with music playing on the hand wound Victrola, and conversation animating the dinner table. After finishing high school, she took classes at the Julliard School of Music and played the flute in the Nutley Symphony Orchestra.
In 1942 she married Eugene Munter Grabbe of Johnstown, PA. During their 37 years of happy marriage they raised three daughters and a son while living in New Jersey, Southern California, Europe and Hawaii. While Gene worked as a systems engineer for Hughes Aircraft and later TRW, Arien balanced family responsibilities with volunteer service to the PTA, the League of Women Voters, the World Affairs Council and the Fair Housing Council.
The whole family enjoyed getting away for weekends and summer vacations at a family owned beach house in Baja California — fishing, building sand fortresses, swimming and enjoying the sunset with tequila and a beer chaser (adults only). Another highlight of her life was a two year stay in Paris and London with the whole family. In Paris Arien studied French; in London she volunteered as a secretary for the Friends Service Council. She wrote colorful letters to family in the USA, describing the challenges and rewards of life abroad with four children.
By the early 1970′s Arien and Gene lived in Honolulu. Beginning in 1972, she began work as a secretary at the Salvation Army Alcoholism Treatment Facility. She was later employed at Queen’s Medical Center, the Hawaii Psychiatric Association and Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health. She suffered the loss of her life partner in 1980, when Gene died suddenly at the age of 67.
After this major life change Arien worked seven more years until her retirement in 1987. In her newfound free time, she explored many interests, travelling widely, actively supporting liberal causes and local classical music groups, waking up the turtles while snorkeling with friends on early Friday mornings at Haunama Bay, volunteering as receptionist for her beloved Hawaii Public Radio, and generously opening her home on Maunalani Heights to family and friends. Her main regret was not sharing these joys with Gene.
Arien is survived by daughters Willow Follett (Mark) of Bainbridge Island, WA; Linda Louise Grabbe (Terry Chorba) of Atlanta, GA; Anne Elizabeth “Beth” Johnstone (Art) of Portland, OR and John Peter Grabbe of Walpole, MA. She also leaves seven grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the Hi’Olani Care Center 4th floor nursing staff, Bristol Hospice, Ellen Morales and Lenie Salvania for giving Arien excellent end of life care. Frequent visits from longtime friends also enhanced her quality of life during the last eight months.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 14th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Diamond Head Room at Kahala Nui Retirement community, 4389 Malia Street, Honolulu. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in her memory to Hawaii Public Radio (738 Kaheka Street, Honolulu, HI 96814-3726 and http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org) or Community Advance Practice Nurses Clinic, a service for homeless women and children (173 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312 and http://www.capn.org).

VALERIE IDA (BRANDON) MEE-LEE

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

VALERIE IDA (BRANDON) MEE-LEE

Valerie, aged 70 years, a resident of Honolulu since 1976, passed away on December 26, 2011. She will be remembered as a loving and dedicated wife, devoted mother and grandmother, caring adult and child psychiatrist, highly active church leader and community volunteer, and consummate friend.

Valerie was born in Sydney, Australia on February 3, 1941 to William and Edna Brandon. She had an older brother Kevin, also a physician, (deceased 1970) and has a younger brother Geoffrey who resides in Sydney. Valerie attended University of Sydney where she completed her medical degree. She met and married her husband of almost 43 years while they were residents in a clinical rotation in Townsville, Australia. Valerie and Denis married in 1969 and immigrated to the United States in the same year. Valerie and Denis lived in Columbus, OH and Boston, MA, before settling in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Valerie was a member of the Honolulu Japanese Seventh-Day Adventist Church where she served as an elder, member of the Board, homeless services coordinator, and Pathfinder leader. She mentored many young people and dedicated herself to worthy environmental and humanitarian causes such as the Sierra Club, Habitat for Humanity, Family Promise, Asian Aid, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Cerebral Palsy Foundation, and others.

Valerie is survived by her husband of 42 years, Denis, brother, Geoffrey Brandon, daughter Lavonda (Beau) Nakamoto, sons Denis B. (Evan) and Matthew (Bebe), and grandchildren Hunter, Dillon, Brandon and Cole.

The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday January 12, 2012 at 6pm at the Honolulu Japanese Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the “Valerie Ida (Brandon) Mee-Lee Joyous Giving Fund” care of Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904, or via ADRA.org.

DR. RALPH N. AKAMINE

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

DR. RALPH N. AKAMINE
November 2, 2011

Dr. Ralph N. Akamine, 89, of Honolulu, a retired oral surgeon and Army veteran, died at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Louise L., Linda C., and Lauren Chan (Peter) Estern; sisters Jessie Y. Varble and Marion M.; brother Richard G.; and granddaughter Thomasina. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012, Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel, 535 – 18th Ave. Service celebrating life and expressing appreciation: 11 a.m. Inurnment: Punchbowl June 8, 2012, 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

DIANA IWALANI HAMOCON PAEKUKUI (MRS. P)

Posted On January 8th, 2012 -

DIANA IWALANI HAMOCON PAEKUKUI (MRS. P)
01-29-1940 to 12-28-2011

She is survived by husband, John; son, Michael; daughters, Nadine Paekukui, Fayth Paekukui; hanai son, Juan Montalbano; brothers, Lawrence Jr. (Barbara), Lloyd (Karen), Mark Hamocon; sisters, Lorraine Lienert (Barry), Barbara Jean Kalopodes (Chris), Susan Hamocon; step-mother, Margaret Hamocon; grandchildren, Melia Ann Paekukui, Hopena Paekukui, Kamahina Paekukui-Jackson.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Sat., January 14, 2012 at St. Ann’s Church Kaneohe, Visitation 10:00 am, Mass at noon. Aloha Attire.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

EDMUND ETIMANI “EDDIE” “AKAFERU” “HUNKIN” FAO

Posted On January 7th, 2012 -

EDMUND ETIMANI “EDDIE” “AKAFERU” “HUNKIN” FAO

Age 83, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 7, 2011 in Mililani. Born March 14, 1928 in Vailoatai Tutuila, American Samoa. Edmund was employed by Sandwich Isle Communications and retired from Holsum/Orowheat. He was a ILWU Union Rep.

He is survived by sons, Rodney E. (Marta) Fao of TX, Ernie S. (Cynthia) Fao, Paul H. Fao, Dean “Dino” M. (Ember) Fao; daughters, Rejane A. (Stanley) Hoohuli, Regina M. (Wendell) Sabarre; brothers, Henry (Gloria) Santiago, Bill Lamond, Nehemiah G. Hunkin; sisters, Mildred “Millie” Plunkett of CA, Frances (David) Entriken of OR, Grace Mary Niihau Jacinto, Winona (Harry)
Marinus, Evelina Vaavale of American Samoa, Rulene Lamond, Sandra Lamond; 18 grandchildren 26; great-grandchildren; hanai mom, Violet Santiago; companion, Jeanette Robello; ex-wife, Betty Jane Tomita

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:45 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Yoshi Inouye

Posted On January 7th, 2012 -

YOSHI INOUYE

91, peacefully passed away on December 22, 2011. born in Tokyo, Japan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gordon K. Inouye.

She is survived by her sons; Guy(Ruriko), John (Yuk Mei), Alfred(Gahchee) of Los Angeles, Douglas(Jane),
Tyrone(LeeAnn); daughters; Julie Nobuko(Kenneth) Yone- da, Michelle Seiko(George) Itokazu, Lena Reiko (Norio) Okada, Lisa Miyoko(Alvin) Michaelson of Los Angeles; eighteen grand-children; nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be January 14, 2012. (Saturday)Visitation 12 noon services at 1 p.m. @ Hosoi Garden Mortuary
Casual attire.

PEDRO S. BATALON

Posted On January 7th, 2012 -

PEDRO S. BATALON

Age 85, of Ewa, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2011 in Ewa. Born November 19, 1926 in Saoatan, Bangued
Abra, Philippines. Pedro was a Army Veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the Oahu Sugar Company.

He is survived by wife, Paulita Batalon; sons, Nestor (Omanhara) Batalon, Raymond (Vangie) Batalon, Peter (Kristin) Batalon, David Batalon; daughters, Arlene Batalon, Dorothy (Mike) Fischer, Juliet Batalon; brother, Beningo (Corazon) Batalon; sister, grandchildren; great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Wednesday (January 11) at Immaculate Conception Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

PHYLLIS GOCKE

Posted On January 7th, 2012 -

PHYLLIS GOCKE
May 29, 1922
-December 31, 2011

“When I am gone, just release me. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much happiness you gave me. And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and a Welcome Home”

A Service of the Celebration of Phyllis’ Life will be held at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Waimea on Saturday January 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception at the church. Flowers are welcome. Memorial donations may be sent to St. James’ Church at P.O. Box 278, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743. Condolences may be sent to Wayne Gocke at P.O. Box 2281, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743.

Phyllis was born in Fond du Lac Wisconsin and graduated from Carroll University in Chicago Illinois, where she met and married her beloved husband, Wayne.

Phyllis retired from Honolulu Magazine as an Advertising Sales Manager and in the mid-eighties was awarded the prestigious Media Person of the Year Award by the Advertising Agency Association of Hawaii for her excellence in marketing, creativity, drive and public relations skills.

Phyllis and Wayne happily retired and became community advocates and active volunteers in their final island home in Waimea. Phyllis was devoted to St. James’ Church and will be lovingly remembered for her smiles, laughter, kolohe ways and graceful loving manner of which she shared each and every day with everyone.

LUISA CORTEZ CABANILLA

Posted On January 7th, 2012 -

LUISA CORTEZ CABANILLA

Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 3, 2012 in Ewa. Born August 15, 1924 in Paing Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

She is survived by son, Fred (Wanda) Cabanilla of Minnesota; daughters, Felicidad (Roland) Quiton, Delia Cabanilla; brother, Crispin Cortes of Philippines; sisters, Apolonia Fontanilla, Feliciana Piano of Philippines; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 10) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

TSURUKO NAKASONE

Posted On January 6th, 2012 -

TSURUKO NAKASONE

Age 101, of Honolulu, passed away on December 26, 2011. Born in Hamakuapoko, Maui, she was a retired proprietress of Jane’s Fountain. Preceded in death by her husband, Matsuro and son, Richard, she is survived by her sons, James K. (Jane K.), Robert T. (Wakako), George M. and Kenneth M. (Lynn C.) Nakasone; daughter, Jane M. Nakasone; seven grand-children; nine great-grand-children; sisters, Sue (Ralph) Ige and Nan (Roy) Tsuruda.

Mrs. Nakasone was a member of Jikoen Hongwanji, Ishikawa Shijin Kai and Lanakila Okinawa Nenchosha Club.

Visitation from 1:00 p.m. Thursday (January 12, 2012) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 2:00 p.m. No flowers.

MAURICE W. “ALE” AKAU

Posted On January 6th, 2012 -

MAURICE W. “ALE” AKAU

Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away December 15, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born April 8, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retiree from Hawaiian Telephone Company.

He is survived by sisters, Elaine Kaopuiki, Bertha Akau; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday 1/9 at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GEORGE K. GODFREY

Posted On January 6th, 2012 -

GEORGE K. GODFREY

Age 82, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2011 in Aiea. Born December 5, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Loretta Godfrey; son, George (Dee-dee) Godfrey, Jr.; daughters, Kathleen (Rick) Ragona of CA, Marcella-Ann (Brian) Marumoto of Maui, Francine (Arnold) Iaea, Carolyn (Bob) Cook of CA, Geraldine (John) Kingery of OR; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grand-children.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DARRYL RAY SESPENE

Posted On January 6th, 2012 -

DARRYL RAY SESPENE

Age 49, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away December 13, 2011 in Aiea. Born October 25,
1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Darryl was employed by KKK Aluminum and Glass, Inc.

He is survived by wife, Claire Sespene; son, Jonah Sespene; daughter, Noelle Sespene; mother, Dolores Sespene; sisters, Rena (Mert) Sespene-Hinz of MN, Resa (Robert) Sespene Hungerford.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Lydia Giganti

Posted On January 6th, 2012 -

LYDIA GIGANTI

Age 90, of Aiea, died in Pearl City Nursing Home.

Born in Pueblo, Colorado. She is survived by husband of 62 years, George Giganti of Aiea, daughter Linda Devore of Wasilla, Alaska, 2 grand daughters of Anchorage, Alaska and brother Rod Gutierrez of Bencia, Calif.

Services 1 pm, 10 Jan at the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No Flowers. No Donations.

GEORGE “JOE BOY” PARIS aka “BIG DOG”

Posted On January 6th, 2012 -

GEORGE “JOE BOY” PARIS AKA “BIG DOG”

Age 49, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2011 in Waianae. Born January 18, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employed as a safety coordinator for the Ironworkers Union Local 625. Member of Proud Waianae Searider #79.

He is survived by parents, T. George and Violet “Sunday” Paris; wife, Davidine H. Paris; daughters, Chablis Paris, Austi (Kaimana) Costales, Champagne Paris (Kainoa Ramos-Harrington), Shantel Waipa; son, Chivas Paris (Reyna Ganitano); grand-children, Destiny “Tunta” Kingston “Bruzah”, Desire “Cocoa” Maximus-Shane “Boom Boom”; brothers, Shon Paris-Moeai, Roman (Fabiola) Paris, Bronson (Jasmine) Paris, Fa’a (Rosie) Auelua, Kylin Paris, Shane “Fatso” Paris; sisters, Keren Paris, Gloria Santiago, Roberta Tautua, Shaelyn Paris.

Visitation 5 p.m. Wednesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

TOMAS B. TAGUBA

Posted On January 6th, 2012 -

TOMAS B. TAGUBA

Age 92, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 18, 2011 in Mililani. Born January 31, 1919 in Estefania, Amulung, Cagayan, Philippines. A retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class.

He is survived by sons, Antonio (Debra) Taguba of VA, Jose Alexander (Ann) Taguba of AL, Arthur (Vicki) Taguba of TX; daughters, Estrellita (Michael) Ebersole of AZ, Evelyn (Luis) Garcia of AZ, Elaine Taguba, Emeline (Troy) Ogasawara; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 10) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; (1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOSEPH “UNCLE JACKIE’ MORRISON IRVINE JR.

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

JOSEPH
“UNCLE JACKIE” MORRISON
IRVINE JR.

Age 84, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 18, 2011 in Waianae. Born November 30, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Member of the Teamsters Union, Local 996. A Gomes School Bus Driver, Kaneohe in the 80′s.

He is survived by sons, Joseph (Pua) Irvine, Raymond (Sophia) Irvine, Robert Irvine, Brian (Sheri) Irvine; daughters, Druearilyn (Stanton) Kauhane, Danalyn (Uele) Sialega, Elaine (Dion) Brown; sisters, Geraldine “Earl” (Herman) Costa, Anabel “Mokihana” Ramos; hanai brother, John (Veronica) Agoan; 32 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (January 9) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 10) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALYCE LEE KIM

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

ALYCE LEE KIM

Alyce Lee Kim, beloved wife of departed Attorney and Sports writer, William ‘Bill’ Kim, died peacefully in her sleep on Christmas day .

Born in 1925 to Bong Soon and Yung Soo Lee in Hakalau on the Big Island, Alyce Oak Soon Lee graduated from McKinley on Oahu, and worked as a teller at Bishop Nat’l Bank. There she met Bill Kim, a young boxing promoter, and sports writer. They married at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in 1945.

In 1965, her beloved Bill died prematurely, and Alyce began a 20+ year career at United Airlines. She was a member of the Korean University Club, and a devout parishioner of St. Stephen’s church. Blessed with a flair for fashion and admired for her beauty, Alyce loved to travel, and enjoyed classical music, the ballet, and Korean TV soap operas.

Alyce, a devoted mother of 3 children, Willyce, William, and Carmel, is survived by her sister, Grace Kukonu, and her brother, Charles Lee. Private services.

FRANCES HARUE AZUMI

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

FRANCES HARUE AZUMI

Frances Harue Azumi passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospice West on December 28, 2011.

She is survived by son, Clayton (Linda) Azumi, daughter, Kyle (Stephen) Tajima, grandchildren Rhiannon (Randy) Guevara, Brooke Azumi, Dain Azumi, Chase Tajima and Skyler Tajima. She is also survived by great-grandson, Caden Guevara, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances is predeceased by her husband, Harry Ichiro Azumi, and eldest daughter, Nadine “Miki” Hultz, of Garland, Texas who passed away after a long battle with cancer on July 31, 2011.

Memorial services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Friday, January 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in the name of The Azumi Family.

GEORGE HIDEO SAITO

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

GEORGE HIDEO SAITO

Age 68, raised in Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away on Dec. 24, 2011. George was the beloved husband of Patricia, father of Richard and Akemi, brother to Neal and Eleanor. His funeral service was held on 12/29 in CA. Burial service will be held on 1/9 @ 9am at Hawaiian Memorial.

AIKO YAMADA

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

AIKO YAMADA

Age 91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 23, 2011 in Waipahu. Born August 19, 1920 in Hilo, Hawaii. Aiko was a member of Kaimuki Christian Church. She also played the organ at church and for weddings.

She is survived by son, Robin (Linda) Yamada; daughters, Aileen (Ron Rigor) Yamauchi, Myra (Clarence) Sato; sister, Ella (Yoshikazu) Mizuguchi; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 3:00 p.m. Saturday (January 7) at Kaimuki Christian Church; (1117 Koko Head Ave., Honolulu) Memorial Service 4:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

VERONICA LLAPITAL CASTILLO

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

VERONICA LLAPITAN
CASTILLO

Age 91, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 8, 2011 in Waianae. Born February 26, 1920 in San Juan, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte Philippines. An active member of Filipino United Church of Christ Waipahu.

She is survived by sons, Hernando (Josephine) Castillo, Ruben (Mila) Castillo of Philippines, Noel (Antonette) Castillo, Peter (Chita) Castillo; daughters, Helen (Paterno) Cajandab, Evangelina (Peter) Santiago of NY, Truinie (Ernesto) Mendoza of IL; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grand-children; brother, Tranquilino (Daisy) Dalija of Philippines; sisters, Florencia (Florendo) Pinera of Philippines, Consulacion (Ismael) Castillo of Philippines.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (January 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (January 9) at Filipino United Church of Christ; (94-1368 Hiapo St., Waipahu, HI) Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PATRICIA “PATTY” A. SAIZON

Posted On January 4th, 2012 -

PATRICIA “PATTY” A. SAIZON

Age 68, died December 13, 2011. She was born May 29, 1943 in Hilo, Hawaii. Survived by husband: Theodore “Ted” Saizon; son: Wesley (Roz) Saizon; grandchildren: Chasdon, Shayia, Kaipo, Aulani, Sierra, Kapua, Cheyenne, Koa, Scott and Keawe Saizon; brothers: Roger (Kali) Crow and George (Caroline) Newalu; sisters: Joyce Yen, Rossann (Robert) DeCosta and Charlotte Rawlins. Visitation, Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the St. John’s by the Sea Episcopal Church. Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m. Aloha Attire.

MARTY I. CALMA

Posted On January 4th, 2012 -

MARTY I. CALMA

Age 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 21, 2011 in Aiea. Born October 16, 1930 in Bacong, Negros Oriental, Philippines. A retired cashier with Kmart. March of Dimes recognized her as their top achiever.

She is survived by sons, Bernard Calma, Marcel Calma; daughters, Mila Calma, Flora (Tewfik) Henein, Edna (Robert) Hechtman; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Generosa Intruzo, Felisa Lopez.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (January 6) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (January 7) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JENNIE WAI JUN HU MUN

Posted On January 3rd, 2012 -

JENNIE WAI JUN HU MUN

Age 81, of Honolulu, passed away December 9, 2011 at Hale Nani Rehab. & Nursing Center. Born January 21, 1930 in Honolulu. Former Chinese Opera singer; retired Typesetter at Service Printers; graduate of McKinley High School – 1948.

She survived by son, Alan W. S. (Belenda) Mun; daughter, Gloria K. L. Yee (Joe) Menor; sister, Jeanette (Melvin) Miyata; brothers, Mun “Ming” Chung Hu, Dr. William Hu, Norman (Beatrice) Hu; grandchildren, Sherry Mizuuchi, Jennifer Menor, Joseph Menor, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Chantel Mizuuchi, Chaylin Mizuuchi; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 9:30 Sunday 1/8 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 8:30 a.m. Monday 1/9 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Omit Flowers.

BARBARA I. (LORRIE) MARTENS

Posted On January 3rd, 2012 -

BARBARA I. (LORRIE) MARTENS

87, passed into eternal rest at her home on December 5, 2011. Lorrie was the loving wife of the late Martin (Marty) Martens for 41 years. Born in North Adams, Massachusettes,

Lorrie is survived by her sister Virginia Houston of Las Vegas, NV, Donald Moors (Caroline) of Bennington, VT., her two sons, Bruce J. Martens of Florida, Gerald (Debbie) Martens of Honolulu, HI, Grandsons Jason B. Martens (Katie)of Stillwater, NY, & Brian J. Martens (Erin) of Ravena, NY and two great granddaughters, Makayla Martens and Lynne Martens, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life service at the Hale Mohalu Apartments. community room on Thursday January 5, 2012. @ 11:00am. Lorrie’s ashes will be interred at the Elmwood cemetery in Troy, NY.


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