Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LILLIAN L. Y. MOW AKO

Posted On January 24th, 2016 -

LILLIAN L. Y. MOW AKO Age 99, of San Diego, CA, passed away November 5, 2015 in La Quinta, CA. Born July 29, 1916 in Honolulu, HI. Owner of Lil’s Beauty Salon in Honolulu and San Diego, California. A member of the Mau Club of Hawaii since 1985. Predeceased in death by her husband, Dennis A.T. Ako in 2002. She is survived by sons, Alvin (Lauren) Ako, Melvin (Nancy) Ako; daughters, Wanda (George) Hutton, Sandra (Michael) Threatt; 5 grandchildren; 1 great- grandchild. Private services held.

LILLIAN MITSUE YOSHIMOTO

Posted On January 24th, 2016 -

LILLIAN MITSUE YOSHIMOTO Age 88, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 10, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born March 26, 1927 in Puunene, Maui, HI. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Retired from the Sheraton Waikiki, Ocean Terrace. She is survived by sons, Mark A. (Bernice) Yoshimoto, Ken B. (Lynette) Yoshimoto; daughters, Karen Y. (David) Langdon, Naomi Yoshimoto, Sharyn M. Asuao; brother, Charles S. (Kay) Yakabe; sisters, Katherine K. Gima, Annette T. Yamada; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Thursday (Jan. 28) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward (4847 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu). Funeral service 6:00 p.m. Committal service 8:30 a.m., Friday (Jan. 29) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Haden Grady Marriott

Posted On January 24th, 2016 -

Screenshot 2016-01-25 09.31.09HADEN GRADY MARRIOTT 66 of Honolulu, passed away Dec 27, 2015 at Queen’s Hospital. He was born at home in Nanakuli, O’ahu, April 8th, 1949. He attended Nanaikapono Elementary and Waianae High School. He graduated from the Kamehameha School for Boys in 1967. He later attended the University of Hawaii. He is survived by his only son, Tyson Keola Alapaki Marriott (Tasha) and grand-daughters Malia Ululaniokeaweopu Marriott and Anuhea Keohukapulani Marriott; his brother Wendell Perry, sisters Elizabeth ”Sweetheart” McNicoll (Alex), Lee Ann Kamoku (Paul), also half-sisters Edith ”Pinky” Sensano and Paulette ”Sunday” Soto. Also many cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Jennie Kina Peneku Perry. He began his career as a stevedore at McCabe Hamilton and Renny in 1982 and was later hired by Matson Navigation Company in 2000 as a gantry crane operator. An active member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, ILWU, he was also a Longshore Unit 4201 Trustee for several election terms. He served a total of 33 1/2, years on the waterfront. The family will hold his services at Bishop Memorial Chapel of the Kamehameha Schools Jan 30th, Saturday. Visitation at 10:00am to 11:00. Services 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Life Celebration and pa’ina at St. Louis Alumni Hall to follow at 3:30 pm. Casual/aloha attire. He will be interred at a later date.

MARCIAL “MASA” And “MIKE” TINGKANG

Posted On January 24th, 2016 -

MARCIAL MASA and MIKE TINGKANG Age 85 of Honolulu, passed away Dec. 11, 2015 at ST Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. Born in Waimalu, Oahu. He was a retired federal civil service employee. He was a Veteran and also was presented with a Purple Heart. Survived by wife, Ann Tingkang; brother, Steven (Espe) Tingkang; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Sunday Jan. 31, 2016 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; lnurnment Monday Feb. 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Any questions about the service you may contact Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary at (808) 537-5255 ext. 2.

FELICIANO TAPIA PURGANAN, SR.

Posted On January 23rd, 2016 -

FELICIANO TAPIA PURGANAN, SR. Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 14, 2015 in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. Born September 20, 1924 in Waipahu, HI. He retired from the Oahu Sugar Plantation. He is survived by sons, Oscar (Yolanda) Purganan, Feliciano (Elaine Joy) Purganan; daughters, Evelyn (Willie) Haug, Mercedita (Rodolfo) Palisoc, Delia (Danilo) Santos, Dolores (Alex) Calubana, Josie Purganan; brother, Jesus Purganan; sisters, Catalina Julian, Julita (Constancio) Guzon; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Thursday (Jan. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Friday (Jan. 29) 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. Flowers welcome.

BARBARA KATSUKO MATSUMOTO

Posted On January 23rd, 2016 -

BARBARA KATSUKO MATSUMOTO Age 87, of Mililani, HI, passed away December 22, 2015 in Mililani. Born December 15, 1928 in Osaka, Japan. She was formerly employed by the Wahiawa Community School for Adults. She is survived by sons, Bryan (Vera) Matsumoto, Roy (Millynette) Matsumoto, Guy (Nadine) Matsumoto; daughters, Joy (Lester) Tanji, Gwen (Wayne) Kojima; brother, George (April) Kimura; 11 grandchildren. Private services held.

KUMEYO YOICHISAKO

Posted On January 23rd, 2016 -

KUMEYO YOICHISAKO Age 96 passed peacefully at the Home Away From Home Care Facility on December 29, 2015. She was born in Honolulu. Retired from Times-Beretania as a meat wrapper. She is survived by her sons, Paul (Vivian) and Michael (Hazel); daughter, June Yamamoto (Gerald); seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; Her husband Peter preceded her in death. Services will be held Monday, February 1, 2016 @ 6 PM at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; visitation 5 PM. Casual attire, no flowers.

NIEVES SAUPAN SOL

Posted On January 23rd, 2016 -

NIEVES SAUPAN SOL Age 99, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 26, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born August 1, 1916 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Morena Saupan, Rose (Alfonso) Sabangan; brother, Pedro Saupan; sister, Loreto Saupan; 4 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Jan. 28) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

SHIRLEY CALAUSTRO

Posted On January 23rd, 2016 -

SHIRLEY CALAUSTRO Age 75, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 30, 2015 in Wahiawa. Born October 18, 1940 in Waialua, Oahu, HI. She was a retired weapons supply clerk for the Federal Government at Schofield Barracks. Preceded in death by husband, Alfredo and son, Al Boyloy. She is survived by sons, Darryl Calaustro, Terence (Evangeline) Calaustro; daughters, Melanie (Jerome) Vierra, Jana (Jeffrey) Lew, Trisha Calaustro; 10 grand- children; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

RAYCHELLE KEIKO KONDO

Posted On January 22nd, 2016 -

RAYCHELLE KEIKO KONDO Age 69, of Fremont, CA and formerly Honolulu, HI, passed away December 29, 2015 in Fremont. Born March 29, 1946 in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Rodney; son Eric and daughter-in-law, Jean; two grandchildren Timothy and Janet; mother, Janet Harada; and two sisters, Roberta Harada and Vickie Hayakawa. Memorial Service: Sat. Jan 30 at 4:30pm at Wesley United Methodist Church on Hunakai Street. Casual/Aloha attire.

Marvin J. Fischer

Posted On January 22nd, 2016 -

MARVIN J. FISCHER Marvin J. Fischer passed away in Portland OR January 9, 2016. He was born April 15, 1925 in Granville, Iowa, and drafted into the army at age 18 to fight in Europe. He survived to be drafted again during the Korean conflict. He married Marion Toone July 3, 1954 after meeting at HAFB. They retired to Hawaii for over 20 happy years. Marvin is survived by sons Paul and Mark and grandchildren Charles and Jillian.

CORNELIA ACOSTA RAMELB

Posted On January 22nd, 2016 -

CORNELIA ACOSTA RAMELB Age 94, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 14, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born September 16, 1921 in Barrio 18, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of the Sacred Hearts Society, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. She is survived by son, Tomas (Lydia "Rose") Ramelb; daughters, Consolacion "Connie" Ramelb (Teofilo) Lubera, Lydia Ramelb Uson, Gloria Ramelb (Roger) Magarin, Claire Ramelb; 16 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (Jan. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m., Wednesday (Jan. 27) at Immaculate Conception Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Gemmer, Charles William

Posted On January 22nd, 2016 -

GEMMER, CHARLES WILLIAM Charles William Gemmer, 92, of Honolulu, died on January 4, 2016. He was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised in Richmond, California. He served in the U.S. Army in France and Norway during World War II. In 1950 he moved to Hawaii to teach art at Kamehameha School for Girls. He subsequently taught French, and for many years was Head of the Languages Department at the Kapalama campus. During his long retirement he took many university courses, traveled the world and was an avid ceramist and member of the Hawaii Potters' Guild. For over twenty years he was a docent at the Honolulu Museum of Art. No survivors. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Honolulu Museum of Art or to the Hawaii Potters' Guild.

NORA WAH YUK CHUNG

Posted On January 22nd, 2016 -

NORA WAH YUK CHUNG Age 98, of Honolulu, passed peacefully on January 5, 2016. She was born on January 13, 1917 in Honolulu. She was a pantry worker at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Surf Room for 35 years. Survived by son Allan Sora, daughters Marcia Okazaki and Kathleen Kaneshige, 6 grand- children, 7 great-grand children. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. January 28 at Borthwick Mortuary-Makai Chapel. Services: 10:00 a.m. Private Burial. Casual Attire. No flowers.

JAIME F. QUIRIMIT, SR.

Posted On January 21st, 2016 -

JAIME F. QUIRIMIT, SR. Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 20, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born September 20, 1927 in Pangasinan, Philippines. He was retired from Y. Hata Ltd. He is survived by sons, Jaime (Julieta) Quirimit, Jr., Darwin Quirimit; daughters, Myrna-Lyn Labarientos, Olga (Chip) Sabado; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Monday (Jan. 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ISAAC L. HOLBRON JR.

Posted On January 21st, 2016 -

ISAAC L. HOLBRON JR. Age 91 years- Passed 1/6/2016 in Las Vegas NV. Born in Honolulu Hawaii. Survived by wife of 69 years Henrietta J.; sons, Isaac (Buster), Michael, Leroy, Wally;' daughter, Paula; grandchildren and great grand- children to follow. Services to follow at a later date in Honolulu Hawaii.

JAIME MALDONADO, SR.

Posted On January 21st, 2016 -

JAIME MALDONADO, SR. Age 90, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 17, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born April 5, 1925 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. Retired from the State of Hawaii as a custodian. He is survived by wife, Alveria R. Maldonado; son, Jaime (Karen) Maldonado, Jr.; daughters, Wanda (Frank) Suster, Xandria (Bruce) Trent, Yolanda (Garry) Pack; grandchildren, Stacey (Mathew) Maldonado, Tyler Maldonado, Christina (Raymond) Suster, Steven Suster, Adam (Henrietta) Trent, Andrea Pack, Justin (Linsey) Pack; great-grand- children, Skylar, Savannah, Tysha, Taylor, Taylin, & Jayme Maldonado, Camryn & Kayden Lyman, Kymani Harrington, Ayden Trent, Zachary, Caleb, & Noah Pack. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Jan. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Program 11:00 a.m. Prayer service 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LANCE Y. ISA

Posted On January 21st, 2016 -

$nameLANCE Y. ISA Lance Isa, 53, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (formerly of Pearl City, Hawaii), passed away on December 28, 2015. Lance was employed as a mechanic for 25 years at American Airlines. He was born in Los Angeles, California. Lance is a 1980 graduate of Pearl City High School; attended DeVry University and graduated with an Associates Degree from Spartan School of Aeronautics. He is survived by parents Jack Y. and Nancy Isa. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to American Airlines Management, Shop 2602 and Shop 2605 for their kindness and support during Lance's illness. We wish to extend our deepest appreciation to Steve Louis (Crew Chief) for extending himself to care for Lance during his doctor appointments and recuperation ensuring Lance was comfortable and had daily meals during his recovery. They would also like to thank Susan Severson for her assistance to care for Lance alongside Hospice during his final days. A big Mahalo to the flight crew of American Airlines for their compassion and thoughtfulness throughout the flights to Oklahoma and upon Lance's final flight returning home to Hawaii. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Service: 6:00 p.m. Jan. 25 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, 30 North Kukui Street, Honolulu.

ILENE “LIN” TOM LEE

Posted On January 20th, 2016 -

ILENE LIN TOM LEE Age 98, of Honolulu, passed away December 24, 2015 in Honolulu. Born December 23, 1917 in Honolulu. She is survived by sons, Winston (Connie) Lee, Clinton (Pat) Lee, Elton (June) Lee; brother, Frank (Elsie) Tom; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday Jan 24 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 9:00 a.m. Monday Jan 25 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sri Meheula Shim

Posted On January 20th, 2016 -

SRI MEHEULA SHIM Sri Meheula Shim was born on December 17, 1956 to Alvin Tong Shim and Marion Heen Shim. He passed away on January 9, 2016 at the age of 59. His family and friends mourn the loss of a bright light. Those who knew him will remember Sri's infectious love and enthusiasm for his family, friends, surfing, food, and most recently, yoga. A graduate of Kamehameha Schools class of 1974, Sri was a well-known surfer at Ala Moana Bowls. He was a gifted florist and only recently closed his flower shop, Hale Koa Flowers, at the Hale Koa Hotel. He was looking forward to his next business venture with his daughter, Alyson. He is survived by his daughters Lauren Kawahakui (Syd, Jr.), Alyson (Justin), and Meleana (Maru), and his daughters' mother, Laurel; his granddaughter, Eliana Lee. His longtime partner, Sue Deuber, and her children Claire (Justin), Jacob, and Trey; his dogs Pali and Hana. His mother, Marion; brothers Liko Martin, Neumann, Pono, and Sy; his sisters Dari Matsuura and Dana Shim Palama. His family and friends will celebrate and give thanks for the gift of his Life on Saturday, January 23rd at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park from 2:00PM to 6:00PM. Paddle out to Ala Moana Bowls will be at 5:00PM.

KATHERINE “KUWAYE” SUEKO LEE

Posted On January 19th, 2016 -

KATHERINE KUWAYE SUEKO LEE Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 1, 2015 in Kaneohe, HI. Born March 23, 1929 in Kunia, HI. A member of the Jehovah's Witnesses North Ewa Congregation. Retired nurse from Waimano Homes. Former hairdresser in Kalihi. She is survived by son, Patrick (Jollette) Lee, Jr.; daughter, Patricia (Rodney) Vincent; brothers, Charles Kuwaye, Satoro Kuwaye, James Kuwaye, Richard Kuwaye; sister, Betsy Saito; 8 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Saturday (Jan. 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

SIXTO DUMOT CABJUAN, SR.

Posted On January 19th, 2016 -

SIXTO DUMOT CABJUAN, SR. Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 9, 2015 in Waipahu. Born October 14, 1930 in Philippines. He is survived by wife, Bernarda Cabjuan; sons, Sixto (Toni) Cabjuan, Jr., William (Carolyn) Cabjuan, Froilan (Jennifer) Cabjuan, Rey Cabjuan; daughters, Evie Cabjuan, Leinelle (John) Cabjuan; sister, Julia Matabile; 27 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 6:30 p.m., program 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (Jan 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Christina Valdez Taca Nutt

Posted On January 19th, 2016 -

CHRISTINA VALDEZ TACA NUTT WEATHERFORD, TX Christina Valdez Taca Nutt, 53, passed away on Jan. 13, 2016 from cancer. Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crosspointe Church of the Nazarene. Interment: Dallas- Fort Worth National Cemetery. Christina was formally from Waimanalo, born in 1962 in St Domingo, Illucos Norte, Philippines. She was a 1981 graduate of Kailua High School, Kailua HI. Survivors: She is survived by her husband, Randolph Nutt; three sons, Gerald B. Whipple of Arlington, TX, Howard B. Whipple of Phoenix, AZ, and Michael L. Nutt of Weatherford, TX; daughter, Leilani Nutt of Weatherford, TX; one daughter-in-law, Kim Whipple; two grandsons, Shawn and Riley Whipple also of Arlington, TX; son in Law, Joseph Hussmann of Phoenix, AZ; her surviving family includes three brothers, Stanley Taca of West Covina, CA, Angelito Taca, of Waimanalo, HI, Tim Taca of Pelion, SC.; three sisters, Amanda Ramos of Salinas, CA, Lucia Taca of Waimanalo, HI, and Gloria Tabisolo also of Waimanalo, HI;, and many nephews and nieces. Her greatest love was providing for the needs of others. Biggers Funeral Home 6100 Azle Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76135 817-237-3341

EVALYNN MORGAN QUISENBERRY

Posted On January 18th, 2016 -

Screenshot 2016-01-18 08.40.50EVALYNN MORGAN QUISENBERRY December 7, 1920 - September 25, 2015 Evalynn Morgan Quisenberry died peacefully on September 25, 2015, after a creative and adventurous life. She was born in Los Angeles, California and was married at age 20 to Dr. Walter Brown Quisenberry on June 20, 1940. They spent the war years in various cities while Dr. Quisenberry served as a physician in the Public Health Service, now part of the US Army. In 1947, they moved to Honolulu where the family loved living in Manoa with their three children, Linda Lizbeth, Anne Jane and Walter (Terry) Jr. Dr. Quisenberry predeceased his wife on July 6, 2002. Evalynn was mother of 3, grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 4. She was also an artist, teacher and author of 20 self-published family history books. She explored many media including oil and watercolor painting, sculpting, drawing, woodcarving and sewing. She collected" treasures" wherever she went-dolls, rocks, fabric, etc.-and was a common sight at swap meets and thrift stores. She attended the University in her 50s and 60s, graduating with a BA degree in sculpture in 1986. She became a familiar sight in Honolulu, wearing her lively, handmade muumuus with matching visor and beads. She happily shared her life stories as well as her "treasures" including rings, polished rocks and other "wonderful things". Her last years were spent at Hale Ola Kino nursing home where she continued to make a splash, beautifully dressed everyday, and in regular contact with her 3 children (Linda, Jane, Terry), 6 grandchildren (Lissa, Matt, David, Michael, Max and Marie Helen) and 4 great grandchildren (Makayla, Violet, Lucas and a great granddaughter due in February). Her lively personality, fun stories and beautiful smile are sorely missed by family, friends and acquaintances. Private services will be held at Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery. Donations can be made to a favorite charity in her memory.

CLAYTON EU MUNG YUEN

Posted On January 18th, 2016 -

CLAYTON EU MUNG YUEN Age 72, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 25, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born September 20, 1943 in Hawaii. Retired from Hawaii Air National Guard. He is survived by wife, Sandra T. Yuen; son, Cameron (Laurie Maruyuma) Yuen; daughter, Joell Yuen; brothers, Harvey Yuen, Rodney Yuen. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 10:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. In lieu of a monetary gift, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

BOBBY NORIO MIYAMOTO

Posted On January 17th, 2016 -

BOBBY NORIO MIYAMOTO Age 84, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 22, 2015 in Mililani. Born March 26, 1931 in Kau, Pahala, HI. Retired from Honolulu City & County as a MICT Paramedic. A member of the Mililani Honpa Hongwanji, and a U.S. Army retiree who served in the Korean War. He is survived by son, Jay Miyamoto; daughter, Debby Okata; sister, Helen T. Oishi; grand- children, Geena Okata, Amber Okata. Private services held.

MOMOYO YOSHIMOTO

Posted On January 17th, 2016 -

MOMOYO YOSHIMOTO Age 97, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away November 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Born March 20, 1918 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Glenn Yoshimoto, Ernie (Barbara) Yoshimoto; daughters, Lorraine Yoshimoto, Ann Yoshimoto; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Private services.

DR. LEROY O. LANEY

Posted On January 17th, 2016 -

DR. LEROY O. LANEY Leroy Laney, age 72, prominent Honolulu economist, died peacefully on January 11, 2015 at Straub Hospital, from complications of liver disease. Dr. Laney came to Hawaii in 1990 as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for First Hawaiian Bank, and was Professor of Economics and Finance at Hawaii Pacific University from 1998 until his retirement in June 2015. He served as a consultant for FHB and other local and mainland companies for most of the past 20 years on a wide variety of local, national, and international economic issues Leroy Olan Laney was born on March 20, 1943 in Decatur, Georgia, son of Lee Edwin and Paula Bishop Laney. He graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech (1965), and an MBA in Finance from Emory University (1968). He served as a U.S. Navy Supply Officer (1968-71) in Yokosuka Japan. After receiving his PhD in Economics from the University of Colorado (1975), he was a staff member of President Gerald Ford's Council of Economic Advisers (1974-75), and then was International Economist, Office of International Monetary Research, U.S. Treasury (1975-1978). He was Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (1978-1988), and was on the faculty of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana (1989-1990) and served there as the Chairman of the Economics Department before coming to Hawaii. Dr. Laney was widely respected as an economist for his accessible and clear way of communicating with his colleagues, students, the media, and community leaders. He served as First Hawaiian Bank spokesman on economic local, national, and international economic issues, and wrote bi-monthly bank economic newsletter, and conducted the annual bank-sponsored Economic Outlook Forums on each of Hawaii's major islands, as well as surveys of economic conditions in other bank markets - Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and U.S. Northwest. Outside of his profession, many friends enjoyed his companionship, generosity, and tutelage aboard Aquarius, a 36' Cheoy Lee, harbored at Makani Kai for many years and sailed throughout the islands. Leroy also possessed a remarkable talent for building very large and intricately-finished model wooden ships, most of which he kept as the mainstay of his home decor. This delicate hobby, which he had pursued diligently since childhood, was based on an encyclopedic knowledge and interest in nautical, world, and American history as well as his skill as an artist. Also of note to his accomplishments in life, was that he was a proud Eagle Scout at a very young age, and attributed much of his knowledge, skills, and values to his long scouting experience through high school. Dr. Laney is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra Prescott, and sons Lee Olan III of Bellingham, and Prescott Edwin (Hilary Madison Wynn) as well as granddaughter Althea and grandson Tyler of Seattle; nieces Ashley Michelle Laney of Denver, and Stephanie Leigh Laney and their mother Phyllis Farmer Laney of North Richland Hills, Texas. He was predeceased by his brother, Steven Michael and their parents. An aloha gathering is planned for Leroy Laney on Saturday, February 13 at Waikiki Yacht Club from 11:30-2:00 pm. DR. LEROY O. LANEY

PEDRO “PETE” ESMERALDA, JR.

Posted On January 17th, 2016 -

PEDRO PETE ESMERALDA, JR. Age 82, of Kapolei, HI, passed away December 9, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born February 11, 1933 in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines. A naval veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Member of the Bicol Club of Hawaii and St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. An avid bowler. He is survived by wife, Vita M. Esmeralda; sons, Elmer M. (Stacey) Esmeralda, Elden M. (Shelly) Esmeralda; daughter, Summer M. (Thomas) Esmeralda; grandson, Elijah. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Jan. 20) at St. Jude Catholic Church (94-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

KIMIYO “KIMI” M. SUMIDA

Posted On January 17th, 2016 -

KIMIYO KIMI M. SUMIDA Age 98, of Honolulu, passed away November 7, 2015, in Waipahu. Born April 24, 1917 in Koloa, Kauai. Retired from Child & Family Service in 1979. She is survived by husband, Sadamu Sumida; son, Gerald A. Sumida; daughters, Alicia A. Sumida, Cynthia L. (Arthur) Sumida-Scott of CA; grand- children, Gilani Sumida-Moiseff of Honolulu, Arthur "Aka" Granville Scott IV of Oakland, CA, Benjamin Kele Scott of San Francisco, CA; numerous nieces and nephews. Private services were held.

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