Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

RUTH K. WONG

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

$nameRUTH K. WONG Ruth K. Wong passed away peacefully on September 23, 2014 surrounded by her loving family, and reuniting with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born Ruth Kam in Honolulu,she spent her childhood in Pauoa and graduated from McKinley High School. A courageous woman of strong character and compassion, she articulated quiet confidence, grace and humility. Ruth’s gentle, loving spirit recognized the good in others and she was a confidant who always took the time to listen and to care. As an accomplished business- woman, Ruth built an illustrious career spanning 47 years at the Waikiki Branch of the Bank of Hawaii. Ruth’s affiliation with the bank began in the mailroom and following numerous promotions was appointed to Assistant Vice President, where she provided exceptional personal banking services to generations of customers. Ruth is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Theodore W.C. Wong, daughter Alison McDonough (Steven), son Kevin Wong (Kimberly), grandchildren Joshua, Mikayla, and Madison, sister Anita Amai (Arleigh), brother Samuel Kam (Lisa), and many nieces and nephews.

BIENVENIDO INES

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

$nameBIENVENIDO INES Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away October 1, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 28, 1930 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Our Redeemer Lutheran Church School and Waikiki Community Center. He is survived by wife, Antonia Campos Ines; sons, Armando (Elsa) Ines, Nelson (Connie) Ines, Jill (Vivian) Ines; daughters, Editha (Antonio) Dinozo, Deorita (Patrocinio) Segundo, Estelita (James Phillip) Dyson, Jovelita (Antonio) Domingo, Helen (Nestor) Pascua; 25 grand- children; 15 Great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday 10/30 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Geraldine Mary Kamaka

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

Geraldine KamakaGERALDINE MARY KAMAKA Gerry passed away surrounded with family on September 8th at home in Kane’ohe at the age of 85. She was born in Alexandria, Minnesota on April 20, 1929 to Leo and Iva Barthelemy. Gerry was a 1951 Graduate of the College of St Catherine’s in Minnesota where she earned a BA in Occupational Therapy. She served in the Army Medical Specialist Corps for two years at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC and Letterman Hospital in San Francisco. Upon moving to Hawaii she was employed at the State Hospital in Kane’ohe as an Occupational Therapist. She met Samuel Kamaka Jr. and together continued building the family business of creating the finest ukuleles. They were married for 58 years, their union produced a legacy of love that will never end. Gerry was a devoted Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunty, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend to everyone, blessing us all with her beautiful smile. A devout member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Kane’ohe for over 50 years. She is survived by her loving husband Samuel Kaiali’ili’i Kamaka Jr.; Sons Christopher (Ranette) Kamaka, Casey (Victoria) Kamaka, Kelly (Mahina) Kamaka; Daughters Katy (Thomas) Gambino, Polly (David) Taylor, Malia Kamaka, Jennifer (Jon) Concepcion; Sister Patricia Perdue; 17 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, November 1st at St. Ann Catholic Church in Kane’ohe. Visitation will be from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm which will include a time of sharing Gerry’s favorite songs and her life story, mass will begin at 12:00 pm.

LUIS FLORES TABIGNE

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

LUIS FLORES TABIGNE Age 94, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 6, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 25, 1920 in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Veronica Tabigne; son, Rudy (Carina) Tabigne; daughters, Tessie Dela Cruz, Trini (Emmanuel) Ipalari; 14 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 29) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual Attire.

Albert “Bud” “Mac” Gay McDougall

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

ALBERT BUD MAC GAY MCDOUGALL Feb. 17, 1943 – April 4, 2014 To My Family & Friends “LETS CELEBRATE” Unfortunately, due to family illnesses & hospitalizations, my bride Kathy was unable to follow through on my wishes as planned. The time has come for me to say my final ALOHA. This will be on November 1, 2014 (Saturday) at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel Times 10:00 am talk story visit; 11:00 prayers; 12:00 noon Luau and entertainment. I am looking forward to seeing you with a smile on your face, song in your heart and bells on your toes. Musical instruments are welcome to Jam. So let’s eat, drink and be merry. If you haven’t yet, please RSVP to phn# 685-6452 by October 28, 2014. A detailed notice will be published at a later date. Mahalo and God Bless

WYLEON LO

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

$nameWYLEON LO Wyleon Lo, 96, born in Hawaii on May 22, 1918, passed away on September 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife Amy Lo, his children, Linda Cheetham (Jim) and Cy Lo from his marriage to Brenda Lo, step- children Donna Takahashi and Michael Takahashi (Andrea), grandsons Christian, Sean and Ryan Cheetham, stepgrandsons Holden and Peter Takahashi, great-grand- son Gunnar Cheetham, and brother Waituck Lo (Agnes). He was predeceased by his parents Tong Kam Ha and Lo Wait Tong and brothers Wai Sung, Wai Chee and sister Chou Oi. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Through his efforts and those of his brother Waituck, family ties were reestablished between the Tong and Aluli families, gathering for many reunions. Wyleon was talented in sculpting, painting and photography. He designed and painted the dragon columns in Chinatown in front of the Bank of Hawaii building. They have become a neighborhood landmark. He worked at Hawaiian Electric as a bookkeeper from 1948 to 1979. He retired from Hawaiian Electric to join the family business: stores in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and Hilton Hawaiian Village selling Pacific Rim art and wares. Special thanks to his niece Wina Gosnell and Catholic Charities for providing time, company and care to Wyleon in his later years. Donations may be made to Catholic Charities Hawaii, 1822 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. A memorial will be held in the spring.

FUMI TANIYAMA

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

$nameFUMI TANIYAMA The 100th Infantry Battalion lost another brave soldier on October 8, 2014, when Fumi Taniyama passed away at Hale Nani Rehab and Nursing Center at the age of 96. A humble member of the Purple Heart Battalion, named as a result of its severe casualties and nicknamed “little men of iron” by war correspondents in the battlefield, Fumi was injured in the famous battle at Monte Cassino in Salerno, Italy in 1944. The fall of Monte Cassino allowed the 100th to push forward to Rome, where the final German stronghold, Lanuvio, fell to the 100th Infantry Battalion. Upon returning home Fumi spent six months in a full body cast then six months in a full leg cast, followed by more than a year of rehabilitation. Born on April 27, 1918 in Honolulu to parents Rikutaro and Toki Taniyama, Fumi enjoyed baseball and barefoot football as a teen working at Hawaiian Pine to support the family. He bought a boat and started fishing for a living, but like many of his fellow Nisei, he determinedly enlisted in the Army when WWII began. After recovering from his war time injuries, he worked for the Army Corp of Engineers, then as a printer for Castle & Cooke, and subsequently as the Supervising Storekeeper for the State of Hawaii Department of Education, overseeing the distribution of school and office supplies to public schools throughout the State for 20 years. Retiring in 1980, Fumi enjoyed bowling at Waialae Bowl, and was an avid member of the Makule Walkers at Kahala, who walked the interiors of Kahala Mall every morning to maintain a healthy exercise regimen or perhaps it was to reap the reward of coffee with friends at the Kahala McDonald’s afterward. Fumi was predeceased by wife Kimiko in 1993, and is survived by son Leslie (Janice) Taniyama, granddaughter Lauri (Joseph) Laxamana, great grandson Justin Laxamana, and brother Harry “Bolo” Taniyama. A memorial service will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Friday October 31, 2014, with visitation at 4:00pm and service at 5:00pm. A private burial ceremony will follow at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

BERNARDO ACOB RUMBAOA

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

BERNARDO ACOB RUMBAOA Age 92, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away October 8, 2014 in Stone Mountain. Born April 8, 1922 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Cristina D. Rumbaoa; sons, Carlos Daguio Rumbaoa, Aurelio Daguio (Nora) Rumbaoa; daughters, Soledad Rumbaoa Bellard, Felisa Rumbaoa Cadavona, Esperanza Rumbaoa (Alex) Hocks, Carmelita Daguio Rumbaoa; 18 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Thursday (Oct. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Friday (Oct. 31) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

LESLIE RALPH BERGER

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

$nameLESLIE RALPH BERGER UH Microbiology Professor and amateur photographer Leslie Ralph Berger passed away peacefully in his sleep at his daughter’s home in California on Sunday, October 5, 2014. He was 85 years old. He was married for nearly 54 years to fellow microbiologist Joyce Arlyn Berger who passed way in 2008. He spent the last five years with Miriam Grosman, a music professor from Rio de Janeiro, traveling between Rio and Hawaii and countries in between. He is survived by his son Kerry Michael Berger, his grandson Yuuki Jae Berger and his daughter Maile Elizabeth Maxwell. A celebration of his life will take place in Honolulu, at a later date.

NORMAN C. H. CHOY

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

$nameNORMAN C. H. CHOY Reverend Norman C. H. Choy, 66, of Honolulu, Pastor of Chinese Baptist Church, passed away at the Queen’s Medical Center, Tuesday, October 7. He faithfully served our Lord Jesus Christ for 30+ years. Rev. Choy is survived by wife, Yuen Wah (Anita); sons Nathan and Nick; sister Rebecca Miyasato; and two grand- daughters. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 1 at Wai’alae Baptist Church. Service: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www. borthwickoahu.com

CLARENCE YUN CHONG CHANG

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

CLARENCE YUN CHONG CHANG Age 84 of Honolulu passed away Oct. 18, 2014. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired Chief Probation and Parole Officer. Survived by wife, Maureen; sons, Eric (Sharon Suzuki), Leighton (JulieAnn Ikeda), Curtis (Joann); 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Kaitlyn and Evan; sister, Frances Sherrard; brothers, Edward, Harold; Visitation 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 2, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 4 p.m.; Private burial.

JOSEPH F. KIRBY

Posted On October 26th, 2014 -

$nameJOSEPH F. KIRBY March 1, 1951 – October 1, 2014 Joseph Kirby, 63, owner of Kaulana Roofing and General Contracting, passed away peacefully in Kailua on October 1, 2014. Joe was born in Honolulu on March 1, 1951. He is survived by his wife, Mary Reilley, and two sons, Kenneth and John. Joe touched many lives and will always be remembered as a man of the sea. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Kaneohe Yacht Club, Upper Deck, November 8th 4 pm to 8pm.

RANDOLPH K. CHING “BRADDAH BUTCH”

Posted On October 25th, 2014 -

RANDOLPH K. CHING BRADDAH BUTCH Age 56, of Ka’alaea Oahu passed away on September 28, 2014. He was born on March 6, 1958 and lived in Kapaa, Kauai for the past 36 years. It is where he called home. He worked at Olympic Cafe in Kapaa as a kitchen helper and was also a member of Friendship House. He is survived by sister Joanne (Josie) M. (Joseph) Agres; and Nephew Coby K. Agres, many cousins and friends who loved him. Visitation Friday October 31, 2014 8:30am – 9:30am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services 9:30am – 10:30am. Burial to follow 11:00am at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. A Special Thank you to Dave Jordan, the Staff and Members of Friendship House for your unconditional Love, Support and Guidance for Randy. Casual Attire.

HELEN S. TANONAKA HASHIMOTO

Posted On October 24th, 2014 -

$nameHELEN S. TANONAKA HASHIMOTO Helen S. Tanonaka Hashimoto, beloved wife, mother and friend, died October 19, 2014, after a long illness. She passed peacefully in her home with her family, as she had wished. Helen was born October 30, 1933, in Honolulu, where she grew up and graduated from Roosevelt High School. After attending the University of Hawaii, she moved to San Francisco and married Richard Hashimoto, also of Honolulu. Together, they would raise three children, and their work lives would take them from San Francisco to Sacramento and San Mateo, Calif., and back to Honolulu, before they moved to Dallas in 1971. They were enthusiastic bowlers, and together enjoyed frequent trips to Shreveport to try their luck in the casinos. Prior to her twenty-five year career at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in Dallas, where she made many long-time friends before retiring in 2005, Helen was as an avid tennis player at Kiest Park in Oak Cliff. She also enjoyed attending Neil Diamond concerts and Broadway shows and watching the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks. In addition, Helen was a talented seamstress and cook, and she loved animals. She is survived by her husband, Richard Hashimoto of Dallas; her children and their loved ones, Michael Hashimoto and Jacquielynn Floyd of Flower Mound, Texas, Erin and Bill Hankins of Fulton, Md., and Kathleen Hashimoto and Hans Kwiotek of San Francisco; a brother, James Tanonaka of Lahaina, Maui; a sister, Doris Shiraishi of Honolulu; and another brother and his wife, Derrick and Sun Cha Tanonaka of Honolulu. There will be no services, and the family thanks her many friends and former co-workers for their kind thoughts and warm condolences.

ESETA SATARAKA

Posted On October 24th, 2014 -

ESETA SATARAKA Age 76, of Pearl City, passed away October 14, 2014 in Honolulu. Born April 12, 1938 in Moata’a, Samoa. Retired from Calvary Christian School as a Pre-School Teacher. She also served as a Pastor’s wife for more than 30 years. She is survived by sons, Fiafia Sataraka, Saualegogo (Erolina) Sataraka, Sofi (Selu) Sataraka, Robert (Kimberly) Sataraka, Enele Sataraka, Perefoti (Daicia) Ah San-Sataraka, Pelepesite (Lesa) Mika; daughters, Faafetai (Fareti) Filo, Atalina Duarte- Webster, Faauuga Sataraka; 23 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday 10/30 at “Ole Lerusalema Fou” Samoan Congregational Christian Church, 616 North School St. Honolulu, Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire.

HELEN M. SEGAWA

Posted On October 23rd, 2014 -

HELEN M. SEGAWA Age 94, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away September 28, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born January 3, 1920 in Waialua, HI. She is survived by sons, Kahu Kenneth (Kendra) Segawa, Ricky M. Segawa, Wesley M. Segawa; daughter, Lorraine (Melvin) Nakata; sister, Dorothy A. Shigeoka; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Private Services Held.

VICTORIA COMPEHOS NAVAJA

Posted On October 23rd, 2014 -

VICTORIA COMPEHOS NAVAJA Age 72, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 10, 2014 in Waianae. Born September 3, 1942 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by spouse, Henry P. Navaja; sons, Howard (Alice) Navarro, Jr., Dominic D. Navarro, Jason P.T. (Andrea) Navarro; daughters, Nancy R.N. (Leanard) Castro, Cheryl A. (Tom) Cantrell, Trinidad M. (Wyatt) Renk; mother, Miguela Exzabe Cha; brothers, Pedro (Sheila) Compehos, Lawrence (Peggy) Compehos, Gabriel (Charmayne) Compehos, Anthony (Cindy) Compehos, Theodore (Laurie) Compehos; 19 grand- children; 17 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (Oct. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 11:00 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 29) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JAMES YOSHINORI KAMEHIRO

Posted On October 22nd, 2014 -

$nameJAMES YOSHINORI KAMEHIRO Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away on October 8, 2014. Born in Kilauea, Kauai, he was a retired U.S. Customs Supervisor; and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Preceded in death by his wife, Natsuko and brother, Stanley (Betsy), he is survived by his son, Neil (Tiana) Kamehiro; daughters, Cathy Ann (Michael) Takamura and Tracey (Keoni Lindsey) Kamehiro; four grandchildren; brother, Norman (Lauretta) Kamehiro and sister, Edith (Taichi) Hashizume. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

BERNARD “BERNIE” FABRAO

Posted On October 22nd, 2014 -

$nameBERNARD BERNIE FABRAO Age 92, of San Francisco, passed away October 11, 2014 in San Francisco. Born September 18, 1922 in Batanes, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Concepcion “Conchita” Fabrao; daughter, Rose Bernadette (John) Mugnani; brother, Dionicio “Duni” Fabrao; sister, Carmen “Carol-Maming” (Eddie) Fabrao- Balasbas. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 23) Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Funeral Service at 6:00 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 24) Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CAMILO “CAMING” DELOS SANTOS MEMBRERE

Posted On October 22nd, 2014 -

CAMILO CAMING DELOS SANTOS MEMBRERE Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away September 30, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 18, 1928 in San Juan, San Manuel Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Tuna Packers He is survived by wife, Celestina B. Membrere; sons, Benjamin (Marivic) Membrere, Ismael (Nelly) Membrere, Sr.; daughters, Tessie (Alfredo) Francisco, Marcela (Ernest) Sebastian, Juanita Membrere, Mila (Gerry) Cadiente; 21 grandchildren; 31 great�grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday 10/27 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 10/28 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St., Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DAMASO LADON OBENARIO

Posted On October 22nd, 2014 -

DAMASO LADON OBENARIO Age 101, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 21, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born December 10, 1912 in Balawang Panique, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Librada Estrella Baxa Obenario; son, Danny (Susan) Obenario; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct 26) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Family Service 6:00 p.m., Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m Monday (Oct 27) at Immaculate Conception Church (92-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

CHARLES MICHITO NAKAMURA, SR.

Posted On October 22nd, 2014 -

CHARLES MICHITO NAKAMURA, SR. Age 95, of Waialua, HI, passed away September 27, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 6, 1919 in Waialua, HI. Supervisor, Waialua Sugar Company & member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion Company B. He is survived by sons, Charles M. (Carol) Nakamura, Jr., John (Lori) Nakamura; daughters, Kathy (Morton) Migita, Margaret Nakamura, Ann (Ted) Endo; brother, Rev. Paul T. (Kiku) Nakamura; 6 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Oct. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

NONOHILANI KAUAHIKAUA LOPES

Posted On October 22nd, 2014 -

NONOHILANI KAUAHIKAUA LOPES Age 79, of Laupahoehoe, HI, passed away October 17, 2014 in Laupahoehoe. Born January 25, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Javan Kauahikaua, Kennard Hicks; daughters, Marianette “Girlie” Kauahikaua, Mary Speed, Lalita Simple, Noreen “Rena” Kauahikaua, Tricia Rosa, Trinda Freitas; brother, Kapelieli “Kapa” Kauahikaua; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:15 a.m. Friday (Oct 24) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 9:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

FILOMENA “MENA” PADRON RAMELB

Posted On October 21st, 2014 -

FILOMENA MENA PADRON RAMELB Age 78, of Waialua, HI, passed away September 28, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born July 9, 1936 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Andres Ramelb; son, Emmanuel “Manny” (Yolly) Ramelb; daughters, Elsa (Corazon) Cadiente, Ame Ramelb; brother, Victorio Padron; sisters, Maxima Honorato, Rufina Cadiente, Marissa Padron; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Saturday (Oct. 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

CRISTOBAL GONZALES RIVO

Posted On October 21st, 2014 -

CRISTOBAL GONZALES RIVO Age 75, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Born November 16, 1938 in Bonuan Boquig, Dagupan City, Philippines. He is survived by spouse, Honorata Rivo; sons, Cristobal “Jojo” (Rosana) Rivo, Jr., Eduardo (Geraldine) Rivo; daughters, Maria Lourdes Rivo (Junior) Dela Cruz, Mercedita Rivo (Suleyman) Keskinkilic, Dolores Rivo (Ernesto) Guiao, Criselda Rivo, Melquiadez Rivo; sister, Cresencia Magsano; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct 25) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

HARRY V. GAYNOR, JR.

Posted On October 19th, 2014 -

HARRY V. GAYNOR, JR. Nov. 26, 1929 Oct. 3, 2014 He may be gone from our sight, But never from our hearts. Born in Ramsey, New Jersey, Harry spent most of his adult life in Hawaii. Arriving for the first time before Statehood, he made the islands a permanent home for his family when he retired from the U.S. Navy in 1968 and continued his career as a Computer Analyst with the Federal Government at Pearl Harbor A kind and gentle soul, he was deeply loved by his family and greatly respected by those fortunate to have crossed his path. He is survived by his daughter, Vicki, sons Joseph (Lori), and John (Marie Valencia); grandchildren, Zachary, Jennifer, Camile, and Zander Gaynor and Jessica Gaynor Morimoto; and great-grandchildren, Lavinia Vaka, Tessa Morimoto, Eleni Vaka, Niti Vaka, and Kasen Morimoto. Family and friends gathered in Ewa Beach on October 18, 2014 for a private service and the scattering of his ashes. Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu 96817.

CLARA TOSHIKO NISHIOKA

Posted On October 19th, 2014 -

CLARA TOSHIKO NISHIOKA Our beloved Clara Toshiko Nishioka passed away peacefully at home early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014. Born in Honolulu, she was a McKinley High School graduate in the Grand SlamYear of 1938. She was very talented in the areas of cooking, sewing, Japanese doll making, Ikebana, and Japanese tea ceremony. As an Army wife, she lived in Hakata and Tokyo, Japan; Tacoma, Washington; Monterey, California; and Baltimore, Maryland, before residing in Kailua, Hawaii. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Francis K. Nishioka; son, Clyde (Beverly) Nishioka of Maui; daughters, Sherron (John) Iopa of Hilo, and Lynnette Sakamoto of Kailua. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. No flowers. Casual Attire.

ROBERT RULE KENNY

Posted On October 19th, 2014 -

$nameROBERT RULE KENNY Robert Rule Kenny, 80, passed away on October 9, 2014 at his home in Kaneohe. He was born on November 1, 1933 in Queens, New York. He was a graduate of Colgate University, worked as a lifeguard at Jones Beach and taught history at Punahou School. Early in his career, he was the Management Programs Coordinator for the Hawaii Employers Council. He went on to run a successful consulting firm in addition to being a well-respected Arbitrator. A proud Mustang Lt. Colonel, Robert honorably served his country for over 21 years, first as an active duty serviceman and later as a Reservist in the Marine Corps serving for a number of years as the Commanding Officer for 4th Force Recon Company of Honolulu. He epitomized “Once a Marine, always a Marine” and he thoroughly enjoyed a dram of scotch and a fine cigar. He is survived by his loving wife, Sydney Pietsch Kenny, sons Robert K. and Matthew D. Kenny, Tyler (Stephanie) Helbush, daughter Liza (John) W�cker, four awesome grand- daughters (Kate, Alexa, Samantha and Allyson), Sister Mary Louise Miller and a niece and two nephews. Private services will be held at Punchbowl National Cemetery. Bob’s life and birthday will be celebrated on November 1, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Murphy’s. Donations in Bob’s name may be made to Fisher House Foundation and Friends of Windward Wounded Warriors c/o Navy League of Honolulu and U.S. VETS Inc. Org/Barbers Point.

ALBERT “LARRY” GADDIS

Posted On October 19th, 2014 -

$nameALBERT “LARRY” GADDIS Albert “Larry” Gaddis passed away at home on October 5, 2014 with his wife Mimi by his side. Larry was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 4, 1947 to Albert and Lenora Gaddis. His father was an Air Force Officer and after Massachusetts the family lived in the Azores, Washington DC, Tokyo, California and Nebraska. Larry’s love of fishing began in the neighbor’s koi pond in Tokyo when he was six years old. After his father retired from the Air Force in 1967 he and Lenora settled in Paia, Maui. Larry graduated from Bellevue High School, in Bellevue, Nebraska in 1965. He attended the University of Nebraska on a wrestling scholarship and as one of his teammates said, he was not always victorious, but he was always fearless. He graduated in 1969 with a Major in English and his teaching credentials and then moved to Hawaii. He bused tables in Waikiki and lived in the old Waikiki Jungle until he was hired by the Department of Education to teach English at Waialua High School on Oahu. This was a magical time and place for a young man from Nebraska. His passion for fishing was further inspired in Waialua when the other young teachers taught him how to spear and cook fish. Larry moved on to teach at Baldwin High School on Maui. He then earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Hawai’i and entered the administrative ranks of the DOE as Vice Principal of Maui High School. He was principal of Kohala School and Enchanted Lake elementary. He was an early adopter of technology through self-study and when he became an Educational Officer for the DOE he helped set up the first computer network in the Hawaii public schools. Larry loved fishing, cooking, eating and people. His particular passion was bottom fishing for deep water snappers in the Hawaiian Islands. He is survived by his wife Mimi Bornhorst Gaddis, son Beau Gaddis, daughter Summer Gaddis, sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Jim Johnson, two granddaughters, four nieces and nephews, five grandnieces and nephews and many friends. Celebration of Life at the Chapel at Oahu Cemetery on October 25, visitation at 2:30 p.m. service at 3:00 p.m., reception to follow, Aloha Attire, Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

STANLEY KILOHANA BLACKSTAD

Posted On October 19th, 2014 -

dad pictureSTANLEY KILOHANA BLACKSTAD 1932-2014 The Son of Axel Berger Blackstad and Hattie Laika Nawai, of Waimea, Kauai. Stanley was born at home in Waimea, Kauai on February 20, 1932 and raised on Kauai and Oahu. Through his upbringing & experience Stanley worked as a heavy equipment diesel mechanic for more than 60 years. Retired from McCabe Hamilton & Renny where he was a Journeyman-Leader man, everyone at McCabe and the waterfront knew Stan, his work ethics and as a person who could get the job done. Stan was preceded in death by siblings, Alexander, Richard, Ernest, Joseph, Mabel Chang, Ruby Shoman & Elaine Kaukani. Stan is survived by his brother Robert, and sister Florence Kajiwara. A loving wife Lois “Miki” Blackstad of 48 years. Daughters Stanette (Kevin) Miller, Billielani Blackstad, Sunnylei (Chris) Helmond, Lurline (Tommy) Silbernagel, Nicole Blackstad & Lana Schilling; son Boyd Blackstad. Grandchildren Conrad & Robert (Nichole) Blackstad, Makanaonalani Llanos, Ashlyn Padilla, deceased grandson Mathew Dias and great grandchildren Sayge & Maile Blackstad, Kadence & Landon Padilla & Aliyah Montoya. Numerous Niece’s, nephews & grand nices and nephws. Viewing for Stanley will be held at Diamond Head Memorial on Thursday October 23, 2014 at 5:00-9:00pm and Friday October 24, 2014 at 9:30am with burial to follow at 12:45pm at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Hawaiian attire recommended There is nothing greater you can say to God-then Thank You!


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