Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

PABLO CANOY

Posted On June 21st, 2012 -

PABLO CANOY
Age 77, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 16, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 19, 1934 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from Schofield Barracks as a truck driver.
He is survived by spouse, Angeline “July” Canoy; son, Randy (Toni) Canoy; daughter, Pamela Cody; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jesus (Mary) Canoy, Pedro Canoy, Manuel Canoy; sisters, Trinidad Batalone, Fedelina (Gonzalo) Petilos.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (June 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program & Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Kimberly Jonnet Roces

Posted On June 21st, 2012 -

KIMBERLY JONNET ROCES
44, died peacefully at home on June 15th in the arms of her loving family. She was previously employed at American T-Shirt for 15 years and later, Print Proz for 8 years until her death. Kim is survived by husband, Ira Roces; mother, Louise Corona; father, Edward Jonnet; grandmother, Anna Marie Brown; and brother, Geno Corona.
Services will be held at St. Peter & Paul Church, on Saturday, June 23, 2012; 8:00 am – 11.00 am. Service/Mass at 9:30 am.

JULIA KULIA SCHWARTZ YIM

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

JULIA KULIA SCHWARTZ YIM
Age 89 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on May 29, 2012 in Pohai Nani. Born October 8, 1922 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a retired pineapple cannery Trimmer. Survived by: Sons: Patrick (Santa Maria) and Gordon (Lee) Yim; daughter: Theresa (Ernest) Malterre; grandchildren: Laura Yim, Eli (Jeannette) Yim, Matthew Yim, Hana (Shaun) Yim-Wahl, Lena Yim, Catherine (Vince) Dacanay, and Megan (Adan) Contreras; 4 great-grand-children. Visitation Friday, June 22, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church; eulogy 10:30 a.m.; Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service 12:45 p.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. Donations suggested to Good Samaritan Society – Pohai Nani. Aloha Attire.

CATHERINE CALAOAGAN SOHNS

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

CATHERINE CALAOAGAN SOHNS
Age 64, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 25, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born November 22, 1947 in Waialua, HI. A member of the Watercolor Society and former employee of Research Center of Hawaii.
She is survived by sons, Bobby Sohns of NV, Stephen Sohns; mother, Teodorica Tapaoan; sisters, Esperanza (Donald) White of NV, Lydia (Joseph) O’Neill.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (June 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JUAN MONTANO ARUCAN

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

JUAN MONTANO ARUCAN
Age 77, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 16, 2012 in Waipahu. Born May 6, 1935 in Laoag City, Philippines. A retired housekeeper of Ilikai Hotel.
He is survived by wife, Consolacion “Conching” Arucan; sons, Rudy (Amy) Arucan of CA, Larry (Laverne) Arucan; daughter, Evelyn A. (Michael) Barut; 7 grand-children; brother, Eugene (Marilyn) Arucan; sisters, Maria “Saling” Pascual, Modesta (Willie) Yadao.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (June 21) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 22) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GLADYS WAI KIN TANG

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

GLADYS WAI KIN TANG
Age 82, of Pearl City, passed away May 29, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice-East. Born October 12, 1929 in Honolulu. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City. Retired Tax Preparer at H&R Block.
She is survived by sons, Michael (Cathy) Tang, Mark Tang, Matthew Tang; daughters, Andrea (Gary) Nakamura, Pamela (Ross) Wong, Tina (Tim) Lee; brothers, Alvin (Jade) Chang, Lawrence Chang, Ernest (Lillian) Chang, Leonard (Dioni) Chang; sister, Betty Chun; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 6/22 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Hm Rd., Pearl City; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Omit Flower.

Charlotte Wai Ung Wong

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary CHARLOTTE
WAI UNG WONG
84, of Honolulu died June 10, 2012 at Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Honolulu and was the owner of Monsarrat Grocery. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Y. N. Wong; son, Steven C.S. (Nina D.) Wong; four grandsons, Matthew K. (Jessica Kalika) Wong, Adam K. (Mahie) Wong, Jacob K. Wong and Arthur K. Wong; great-grandchildren, Summer K., Kilinahe, Kauaheahe, Aiden Hanohano and Maya Wong; sisters, Winnifred Chang and Shirley Young. A private service was held.

EUGENIO “KINYO” PEDRO LABUGUEN

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

EUGENIO “KINYO” PEDRO LABUGUEN
Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 5, 2012 in Waipahu. Born April 20, 1924 in Lanao, Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from State
Janitorial Services.
He is survived by spouse, Brigida “Nida” Labuguen; daughters, Lydia (Filomeno) Sagadraca, Lyneth (Jamall) Batle; sons, Cesar (Marlyn) Labuguen, Marino (Leyela) Labuguen, Eddie (Sybil) Labuguen, Glenn Labuguen; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arnold (Linda) Labuguen, Billy Labuguen; sisters, Rosa Ulet, Rosita San Miguel, Caroline Ulet, Helen Relacion.
Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (June 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Monday (June 25) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

NATHAN M. SUGAI

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

NATHAN M. SUGAI
Age 54, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 2, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 22, 1958 in Honolulu, HI.
He is survived by wife, Geraldine “Gerry” Sugai; son, Christopher Orimoto; parents, Richard & Rose Sugai; brothers, Brant (Michelle) Sugai, Stephen (Susan) Sugai.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (June 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

BETTY YONEKO TAKE HSU

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

BETTY YONEKO TAKE HSU
Betty Y.T. Hsu, 84, of Mililani, died on May 3, 2012. She was born February 5, 1928 in Tokyo and raised by her adoptive parents, Yoshitaro and Tane Take. In 1949, she married David S. Hsu, a Chinese language translator for the US government in Tokyo, later moving to Okinawa.
She began teaching Ikebana flower arranging in 1970 and served as board member of the Sogetsu Okinawa Chapter. Mrs. Hsu moved to Hawaii in 1983, and served as a board member of the Sogetsu Hawaii Branch and a board member of the Ikebana International Hawaii Chapter while remaining a member of the Sogetsu Teachers Association in Tokyo.
In 1987, Mrs. Hsu attained the highest teaching degree (Riji) in the Sogetsu School and was presented the name “Sobei Kai” by the headmaster to designate her flower club, which went on to become an important part of the Sogetsu movement in Hawaii. In 1997 she received the Certificate of Meritorious Achievement Award during the Sogetsu School’s 70th Anniversary Commemoration ceremonies in Tokyo.
Determined to further an education cut short by World War II, she passed the GED and obtained an AA Degree from Leeward Community College. A lover of people, she strove to share the beauty of art and nature and spread friendship throughout the world.
She is survived by her husband, David; sons Doug (Karen) of Los Altos, CA; and Mitch (Vickie) of Herndon, VA; four grandchildren, Wendy, Becky, Mitchie, and Carly. Visitation: 10:00am June 20th at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Service: 10:30am. Reception: 11:30am. Private burial to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Helen Toyoko Fujita

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

HELEN TOYOKO FUJITA
Helen Toyoko Fujita, age 89, passed away at Queen’s Medical Center on May 12, 2012. Helen was born in Honolulu on June 16, 1922 to Shigeru and Sato Shiota. Up until her death, she served as principal of Waialae Japanese School, an institution which she and her late husband, Reverend George M. Fujita, founded in 1955. She is survived by her son, James N. (Gail) Fujita; granddaughters Lori Ann K. (Vince) Stanec, Lea Ann T. Hershman; grandson Lance K. (Kara) Fujita and six great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and services at 10:00 a.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. The family requests no flowers.

MAJOR RICHARD TENKAN TABA

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

MAJOR RICHARD TENKAN TABA
Major Richard Tenkan Taba, born in Kaneohe on Jan. 14, 1927, passed on Feb. 17, 2012 in Honolulu. Minister for 65+yrs. in The Salvation Army (active- retired). He was active in Com-munity Service as President of ministerial group associations; Hawaii Civil Defense Liaison for The Salvation Army; Volunteer Chaplain C.A.P. 50+yrs retired at Lt. Colonel; Rotarian 30+yrs. Survived by beloved wife Elsie K. Taba. Sons-Richard Jr. (Ruth), James, & Myles (Diana). Grandchildren-Ruina (Richard) Opina, Jamie Theodore Taba, & Chester-Wayne Butay. Great-grandchild-Cadence Joy Opina. Also survived by sister Esther Y. McElderry. Memorial Service June 22, 2012, Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Viewing 6pm. Service 6:30pm, Casual Attire. Private Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

ANTONIO “TONY” RIVERA ACOBA

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

ANTONIO “TONY” RIVERA ACOBA
Age 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away May 31, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 26, 1926 in Waialua, Hawaii. Retired from Hilton Hawaiian Villages.
He is survived by wife, Carlota M. Acoba; son, Francisco (Vickie) Acoba; 2 grand-daughters; brother, Dionicio (Nieves) Acoba.
Visitation 8:00 a.m. Saturday (June 23) at St. Anthony Catholic Church (640 Puuhale Rd., Honolulu); Mass 9:30 a.m.
Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Nancy Kim Oi Lum

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

NANCY KIM OI LUM
Early April 13, 2012, Nancy Kim Oi Lum, joined those she so dearly loved and missed in Heaven. Her wishes of spending her final days at home with family was honored. She left a legacy of kindness, grace, compassion and finding good in everything and everyone.
Nancy K.O. Lum leaves behind husband, William P.C.; son, Brian, daughter, Donna Lum Kagawa, brother Philip Mau, sisters Gladys Abang and Irene Wong, and four grandchildren.
To our family and friends thank you for the unconditional support and prayers. Her journey has lead her to a new home where she forevermore will be in our hearts and spirit.

HISAYO KAWAKAMI

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

HISAYO KAWAKAMI
Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away April 24, 2012 at her home. Born April 23, 1919 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
She is survived by daughter, Frances (Fumiaki “Howard”) Tateishi; sister, Mildred Shinsato; 2 grandchildren.
Private services were held.

PAUL DURBIN

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

PAUL DURBIN
Compassionate attorney, decorated Army veteran and University of Kentucky athletic legend, died on March 31 in his home in Honolulu. He was 94.
Burial is scheduled at Punchbowl on Friday, June 22, at 3 p.m. To celebrate his life at a reception on June 22 from 5-7 p.m, please R.S.V.P. his daughter, Paula Durbin, at 240-447-3158 or spa921@ mindspring.com by COB June 19.
For full obituary visit http:// www.hawaiireporter.com/paul-durbin-compassionate-advocate-decorated-veteran-stellar-athlete-dead-at-94/123?u.

CHARLES KENNETH MCGIBBONEY

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

CHARLES KENNETH MCGIBBONEY
1932-2012
Loving Husband and Father
Charles, “Chuck”, Kenneth McGibboney, 79, passed away May 21st 2012 in Frisco, Texas with his youngest son by his side. Charles was a retired civil servant and a Navy veteran.
Charles McGibboney was born on December 31st 1932 in Irving Texas. He was one of eleven children born to Fred D. McGibboney Sr. and Juanita Elizabeth Hanford (predeceased). He played both football and baseball in high school. After graduating Irving High School he joined the United States Navy and was stationed in Hawaii, where he was a pitcher on Hawaii’s Sub-Pac and Asahi baseball teams, entertaining the servicemen. Charles later turned down an offer to play professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and opted instead to care for his young family.
It was on Oahu where he met the love of his life, Hazel Lena Farias. They married and shared a life together for fifty six years. During that time Charles, Hazel, and their three sons moved to Texas where he became an Irving, Texas police officer in the motorcycle division. After a few years the family returned to Hawaii where Charles worked as a civil servant supervising the moves of military families. Charles and Hazel moved back to Texas in 2011.
Charles loved island life, the Dallas Cowboys, country music, but most of all his beloved family.
Charles, is survived by his wife, Hazel Lena McGibboney, of Plano, Texas. Sons: Karl Adrian McGibboney and wife, Julie (deceased), of Honolulu, Hawaii; John Farias McGibboney and wife, Rebecca, of Lahaina, Hawaii; Nathan Michael McGibboney and wife, Chris, of McKinney, Texas. Brother: Vernon McGibboney of Athens, Texas. Sisters: Fay Dycus and husband Ray, of Tool, Texas; Barbara Boykin and husband Gerald, of Tool, Texas; Frances Powley of Euless, Texas; Peggy Branch of Irving, Texas; Linda Abraham and husband Sammy, of Flower Mound, Texas. Brother-in-law: John Farias Jr. and wife Dianne, of Honolulu, Hawaii. Sister-in-law: Patricia Grossman and husband Manford, of Alberta, Canada. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
He was loved by many and is greatly missed.
No services are scheduled.

PRISCILLA (PAT) OH KEE NORTH

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

PRISCILLA (PAT)
OH KEE NORTH
88, of Kailua, passed from this life peacefully in a quiet and elegant manner with no pain on May 31, 2012, at Hale Ho Aloha, Honolulu.
Born in Wahiawa on April 14, 1924, Pat was the oldest child of Chung Oh Cho and Bok Yun Hong. Her siblings are John Cho (Elaine), Evelyn Cho Helmly (Frank), Agnes Nam Markwith-Dudash (Paul), and Gloria Jean Nam Spencer (Lee.)
In 1944, she married Herbert (Buster) North and had 3 sons: Gary (Barbara), Joby, and Herbert, Jr.
She has 6 grandchildren: Scott, Ann (Jose), Joby (Lokelani), Susan (George), Leslie, and Herbie as well as 8 great grandchildren: Gary, Alejandro, Emily, Graeme, Maxwell, Scotty, Joby III and Shiloh.
A memorial fund in her honor has been established at the Hawaii Food Bank, 2611 Kikihou St., Honolulu, HI 96819.
Services will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity in Aina Haina on Friday, June 22, 2012: 1:30pm Greeting of Family 2:00pm Service

IMIKO “AMY” TISDALE

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

IMIKO “AMY” TISDALE
Age 80, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 7, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born May 19, 1932 in Toyama, Japan.
She is survived by husband, William Tisdale; son, William P. (Andrea) Tisdale IV; daughters, Amanda (Gregory) Hair, Krisella (Scott) Oka; a brother; sisters, Hanako of Japan, Fumiko of Japan; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
Private services were held. Monetary gifts may be made to
the Hawaii Chapter of the Red Cross-Hawaii Tsunami Relief fund..

PATRICIA “PAT” SHIMABUKURO

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

PATRICIA “PAT” SHIMABUKURO
Age 76, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away May 24, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born October 12, 1935 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Owner and beautician of Stylish Beauty Shop, Wahiawa.
She is survived by son, Steve (Irene) Shimabukuro; brother, Stanley (Della) Nagata; sister, Jane Fujimoto; 2 grand-children.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (June 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Francis Karl Lehua Militante “Mili”

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

FRANCIS KARL LEHUA MILITANTE “MILI”
Bantam weight 14 wins 3 loses 3 ko’s
Born March 26, 1934 Kuhio Day, passed May 17th Merchant Marine, Carpenter, Boxing Trainer, Palama Settlement Boxing Club, Kalakaua Gym Golden Glove trainer to such greats as Andy Ganigan, Eichi Jumawon, Mark Ibanez, Frank Hesia and Tala Taito. Many great friends filled his life in the Music Industry, Business & Political world. He treasured your friendship! It would take a full page to name all of you, Mahalo for you love.
Survived by daughters Edi (Richard) Tanaka, Georgette “Noelani” Militante, Georgene “Kehau” (David) De Guzman, Karleen “Hua” (Crine) Agbayani, Karlette “Sui” (Ron) Tario. 15 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren.
Funeral held at Community Church of Honolulu Thursday June 21st 5pm , Services at 6pm (Aloha Attire)

PAULA T HEIM

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

PAULA T HEIM
53 of Honolulu passed away June 4 at kaiser after a long struggle with diabetes. Born 11/16/1958 in Philadelphia. Survived by husband Donald Heim sisters Edith, Pam, Wanda, Charlyn, Kim, brothers Billy, Blaze, and Father. Although she struggled with diabetic blindness, kidney failure, nerve pain and was in wheel chair she never stopped trying to help others. She had a kind heart and a generous spirit, Memorial service at Moanalua Mortuary Thur. 6/21 visitation 5pm service 6pm She wanted to leave the world a better place than she found it, and she did!

ELSIE TOYOKO KIYOHARA

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

ELSIE TOYOKO KIYOHARA
Age 91, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 7, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born August 21, 1920 in Honouliuli, Ewa, Oahu. Elsie was retired from the Education Dept-Liliuokalani Bldg.
She is survived by sons, Melvin Kiyohara, Leroy (Beth) Kiyohara; daughters, Selene (Alan) Mathews, Marilyn (Doug) Correa, Cindy (Ted) Nakamura of CA; 6 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; brother-in-law: Tetsutaro Kiyohara; numerous nieces & nephews.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (June 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

VAL V. AMBROSIO

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

VAL V. AMBROSIO
Age 67, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 18, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 5, 1945 in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines.
He is survived by wife, Brenda M. Ambrosio; son, Edgar (Fe) Ambrosio; daughter, Krista (Jeffrey) Templeton; mother, Adelina Ambrosio; brothers, Jerry Ambrosio, Alan (Jeanette) Ambrosio, Ted (Geralyn) Ambrosio, Len Ambrosio; sisters, Rebecca Ambrosio, Perla Young, Myrna Boehning, Ruby Batalona; 2 grandchildren.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 22) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

DONNA MARIE JOINER

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

DONNA MARIE JOINER
50, of Ewa Beach. Passed away June 8, 2012 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Lihue, Kauai. She was a Registered Nurse for Straub Clinic & Hospital. Survived by husband, Alan J. Joiner of Ewa Beach; brothers, Stanley (Alicia) Viquelia of Kauai, Jerry (Nadine) Viquelia of Ewa Beach, Donald Viquelia of Kauai; sisters, Anita (Robert) Salvador of Calif., Geraldine (Elicio) Bolosan of Kauai, Debbie (Charles) Zanders of Calif.; Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday June 20, 2012 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Cemetery; Casual attire.

RICHARD S. IMAN

Posted On June 15th, 2012 -

RICHARD S. IMAN
Age 75, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away May 26, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born December 6, 1936 in Waialua, Hawaii. An avid fisherman and a retired Honolulu City & County surveyor.
He is survived by sons; Rick (DeeDee) Iman, Mark Iman, Lance Iman; daughters, Darlene (Michael) Moran, Shirley (Darrin) Kaya; 11 grand-children; brothers, Donald Iman, Robert (Dreena) Iman, Darrel (Rosie) Caldino; sister, Princella (Angelo) Canionero.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

SADAO HERBERT HIRAKAWA

Posted On June 15th, 2012 -

SADAO HERBERT HIRAKAWA
Age 79, of Pearl City, passed away on June 2, 2012. Born in Kealia, Kauai, he was a U.S. Air Force retiree and a retired Hickam Air Force Base maintenance foreman. He is survived by his wife, Nobue; sons, Chris (Jayne) Hirakawa and Stanley (Denise) Hirakawa; grandchildren, Kyle (Shawna), Keri, Cody, Andrew, Kaitlyn and Madilyn; great-grand-children, Jayden and Jacie; brothers, Takeo, Yutaka (Laraine) and George (Tsuruko) Hirakawa; sisters, Betty Higa and Asayo Nishihara.
Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

GLENN TOKUSHI MATSUURA

Posted On June 15th, 2012 -

GLENN TOKUSHI MATSUURA
64, of Londonderry, Vermont, passed away May 29, 2012 in Darthmouth – Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.
A Bartender by Trade, He worked for many Taverns, Inns, Lodges & Resorts in Vermont. He was born in Waialua, Oahu. He is survived by brother, Reed H.; niece, Sonyei Hijirida; nephew, Kalani and grandniece, Sachiko.
Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday June 16, 2012 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 6 p.m.; Casual attire. NO MONETARY GIFTS (NO KODEN).

Helen Geracimos Chapin

Posted On June 15th, 2012 -

HELEN GERACIMOS CHAPIN
October 6, 1926 – June 9, 2012
Helen Geracimos Chapin passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2012 after a several years of declining health.
Born in Honolulu in 1926, the daughter of Greek immigrants Pota Demetrak and George Geracimos, Helen was both the product of and witness to immense social and cultural change in the Hawaiian Islands and the nation. From barefoot days in Waikiki, to horseback riding on the Big Island where her Uncle George Lycurgus ran the Hilo Hotel and the early Volcano House, to Punahou School, to her first foray into journalism at the Hilo Tribune-Herald, Helen was truly a daughter of Hawaii. These early experiences shaped Helen’s lifelong interest in multiculturalism, ethnic history, and journalism. She attended the University of Hawaii, but left for the Mainland before finishing her undergraduate degree. In 1957, having survived a bout of polio in the 1954 epidemic, she came back to Honolulu with two young daughters, to live with her mother and finish her B.A., in English literature.
Ukulele in hand, she returned to the mainland for graduate school at the University of New Mexico, which provided the educational program in literature she sought, along with the opportunity to support her family. In Albuquerque, she met and married Henry (Hank) Chapin. They went on to have two sons. Helen taught English literature at the University of New Mexico, at Kentucky State University, and at Wilmington College in southwestern Ohio, and completed her doctorate at Ohio State University. Throughout these years, she was active in the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, from founding the Scott County (Kentucky) Improvement Association and integrating a Brownie troop in Georgetown, Kentucky, to working with Quakers in Yellow Springs, Ohio, against the War. In the meantime, she became interested in the literature of American ethnic immigrants, in her own ethnic roots, and – as an early feminist – in the changing role of women.
In 1978, spurred by the illness of her mother, Helen fulfilled her wish to come home to Hawaii. She found a new role for herself at a then-small college – now a major local university – called Hawaii Pacific; at HPU, she was able to spread her wings and re-enter professional life in Hawaii with great enthusiasm. In 1979, the Hawaiian Journal of History published Helen’s article “From Sparta to Spencer Street: Greek Women in Hawaii.” She taught literature and mythology, administered HPU’s off-campus programs on local military bases, and rose to the position of Dean and Vice President before “retiring” in 1995.
The following year, Shaping History, Helen’s landmark study of the role of newspapers in Hawaii, was published by University of Hawaii Press. Helen continued to participate actively in civic and professional organizations, serving as President of the Hawaiian Historical Society and editor of the Hawaiian Journal of History, President of the Oahu Alliance for the Mentally Ill, President of the Media Council, a member of Pen Women, and of the Society of Professional Journalists, which named her to its Hall of Fame in 2002. A second major publication, A Guide to Newspapers of Hawaii, 1834 – 2000, was released by the Hawaiian Historical Society in 2000. It was distributed to school libraries throughout Hawaii, and for years thereafter, Helen received requests from high school students for help with their Hawaiian history projects.
She is survived by her husband Hank and her four children (Georganne Chapin of Upper Nyack, NY; Julia Bozzo (Michael), of Bellingham, WA; Henry E. (Chip) Chapin and Nicholas King Chapin, both of Honolulu); three grandchildren (Ernesto Echeverria, Gina Bozzo, and Deanna Bozzo); her niece Jill Smyth of Kailua, HI, and nephew John Wassman of the Big Island; and many other nieces and nephews and beloved family members and friends on Oahu, in Hilo, and on the Mainland. Her sister, Constance (Connie) Geracimos Wassman preceded her in death.
Helen will be remembered as a person who was at once an accomplished scholar, a loving mother, wife, cousin and “auntie,” and wonderful friend and mentor to many. A celebration of her life will take place at 3 pm, Saturday, June 16, at the King Kamehameha V Judiciary Center, 417 South King Street, Honolulu.
People wishing to make donations in Helen’s honor may do so to the Helen G. Chapin Scholarship Fund, Hawaii Pacific University, 1164 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 ; or the Hawaiian Historical Society, 560 Kawaiahao Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. No flower deliveries, please, on Saturday.

JANET FUJIYE UEHARA

Posted On June 14th, 2012 -

JANET FUJIYE UEHARA
Age 89, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 1, 1923 in Waipahu, Hawaii. A member of the Waipahu Taiyoji Soto Mission. Retired from the McInerny Co. as a cosmetic buyer.
She is survived by son, Bryan Uehara; daughters, Geraldine Nagatoshi, Nadine Okumura; brothers, Takeshi Ii, Kenji Ii; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grand-children.
Private services were held.


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