Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LANCE H. MIYASHIRO

Posted On December 1st, 2011 -

LANCE H. MIYASHIRO

Age 40, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 19, 2011. Born January 9, 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employed at Mililani Pet Store.

He is survived by parents, Thomas and Carole Miyashiro; sister, Dawn (Kelly) Chinen of Ontario, CA; brother, Todd Miyashiro; nieces: Nicole Chinen, Mackenzie Chinen.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (December 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

DONG KEUN PAK

Posted On December 1st, 2011 -

DONG KEUN PAK

Age 86, Honolulu, November 25, 2011 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born February 20, 1925 in Seoul, Korea. Member of the Christian Methodist United Church, Keeaumoku.

He is survived by wife, Im Sook Pak; sons, Richard (Joy) Pak, Wangun (Eunju) Pak; daughters, Jung Sook Pak, Jung Youn (Hyunsik) Pak; seven grandchildren; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 12/2 at Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoku St. Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Derek John Ahsing

Posted On December 1st, 2011 -

DEREK JOHN AHSING
Oct. 24, 2011

“Uncle Derek” Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage passed away in Honolulu.

Survived by mother Marie; siblings Sturmar, Annie, Laurie & Yvonne; daughters Jenny, Jemini & Leonani; grand-children Kainoa, Chanelle, Daniel, Chelsea, Kapeka & Nanipua; Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces & Nephews.

Visitation & Services: Diamond Head Mortuary Sat. Dec. 10 @ 9am Aloha Attire. Inurnment Mon. Dec. 12 Valley of the Temples 10:30am gravesite.

FELIPE “PHILIP” ARGEL ALCAIN

Posted On November 30th, 2011 -

FELIPE “PHILIP” ARGEL ALCAIN

Age 70, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 3, 2011 in Aiea. Born September 13, 1941 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Housewares. Member of United Filipino Council of Hawaii and Oahu Filipino Community Council.

He is survived by wife, Josefina “Josie” Alcain; daughter, Annaliza (Anthony) Miyashiro; son, August Alcain; sister, Cora (Bert) Canda of Waukegan, Illinois; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (December 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Tuesday (December 6) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROBERT “BOB” FLORES

Posted On November 30th, 2011 -

ROBERT “BOB” FLORES

69, of Kealakekua, passed away at Kona Community Hospital on November 6, 2011. Born December 5, 1941 of San Antonio, Texas. He was a retired customs agent, a Navy and Air Force veteran.

He is survived by wife, Charlotte “Maile” Flores of Kealakekua; son, Robert (Lisa) Flores of Kaneohe; brother, Charles Flores of San Antonio, Texas; 1 grandchild Nicole Flores of Kaneohe.

Memorial Services on Friday, December 2 at Hope Chapel Olomana located at 1020 Keolu Drive 96734, Kailua-Oahu. Visitation starts at 10:00 a.m. Service begins 11:00am.

PHYLLIS DIANE MALER

Posted On November 30th, 2011 -

PHYLLIS DIANE MALER
March 7, 1935
- November 3, 2011

Phyllis Diane Maler, of Longmont, died November 3, 2011 in Longmont, Colorado. She was 76 years old.

Phyllis was born on March 7, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Herman and Lillian (Lazaroff) Schneider.

Phyllis lived most of her life in Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband Ned and daughters Eve and Beth. In Honolulu she became an entrepreneur with The Trunk, the first large-sized women’s specialty clothing store in the state, in 1971. Phyllis moved to Longmont in 2001 to be near Beth and her family, in the process becoming a Mah Jongg enthusiast. From her leadership of the Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood in Hawaii to her volunteer work at the Longmont Senior Center, she formed strong lifelong friendships, contributed to the community, and inspired fierce loyalty from all who met her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ned Joe Maler.

Phyllis is survived by two daughters, Eve Maler and Beth Ferreira, and two grandsons, Jacob and Joe Ferkatch.

A memorial service was held on Monday, November 7 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont. A memorial gathering will also be held in Hawaii at 5:30pm on Sunday, December 4. Contact bethferkatch@comcast.net or eve@xmlgrrl.com for more information. Share condolences and memories with Phyllis’ family at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel. com .

VICTOR COLE

Posted On November 30th, 2011 -

VICTOR COLE
November 22, 2011

Victor Cole, 87, of Manlius and Honolulu, passed away on Tuesday. Born in New York City, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, where he was the President of the senior class, and the College of Engineering of New York University, where he was the President of two honor societies. He worked for Carrier Corporation for 38 years occupying a number of positions including Vice President in charge of Asia and the Pacific Region. His interests included sailing, history, woodworking, the outdoors, astronomy, and American, Asian, and nautical art and antiques. He was active in numerous organizations, including the Oklahoma City Boat Club, the Willow Bank Yacht Club, the Onondaga Historical Society, the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, the Everson Museum, the Gem and Mineral Club of Syracuse, the Early American Industries Association, the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii, the Waikiki Aquarium, the Society of Asian Art of Hawaii, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Marie Cole, in 2010.

Survivors: A son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lois Cole of Stonington, CT; a sister, Caryl Blackfield of Foster City, CA.

Services: At the request of Mr. Cole there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

For a guestbook, please visit www.SCHEPPFAMILY.com

ORILIO VERGARA “SLIM” ABAD

Posted On November 29th, 2011 -

ORILIO VERGARA “SLIM” ABAD

Age 93, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 15, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born June 16, 1918 in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A retired mechanic with Lualualei
NAD & Richard Lee Trucking. Predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Rose Abad.

He is survived by wife, Bella Abad; sons, Joseph (Ludy) Abad, Stephen (Carole) Abad; daughters, Petra Esber, Sylvia Abad, Mary Anne (Frank) Tom; 6 grandchildren, Douglas, Daniel, Duane, Debra, Gina & Jeremy; 5 great-grandchildren, Dustin, Justin, Malia, Kiana & Kalia; brother, Sal (Kay) Follosco; sisters, Rose Fa’agata, Connie Gongob; numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass 12:00 noon Tuesday (Nov 29) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu), followed by Burial 1:30 pm at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings; a donation in his name to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity is appreciated.

TADAO “TAD” WAKAYAMA

Posted On November 29th, 2011 -

TADAO “TAD” WAKAYAMA

Age 88, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away November 3, 2011 in Aiea. Born September 20, 1923 in Hawaii. Raised on Kipu, Kauai, Tadao was a member of the 442nd Regiment in Italy. He was a retiree of HECO.

He is survived by wife, Fusae Wakayama; son, Mark (Sara) Wakayama; daughter, Gail (Richard) Miyamoto; brothers, Stanley (Ruth) Wakayama, Jack (Florence) Wakayama; sisters, Betty Yama, Kate Watase, Grace (Kenji) Munechika, Irene (Jerry) Matsuda; 6 grandchildren.

Private services were held.

CRISELDA AGMATA RIVERA

Posted On November 29th, 2011 -

CRISELDA AGMATA RIVERA

Age 86; formerly of Kalihi, passed away November 7, 2011 in Las Vegas. Born August 19, 1925 in Aiea, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Dionicio (Marylou) Rivera, Maurelio (Aida) Rivera, Fidelino (Sharon) Rivera of Maui, Nonito (Judy) Rivera of Las Vegas, Julio (Liza) Rivera of Las Vegas; daughters, Carlina (Warren) Natividad of Las Vegas, Soledad (Marcos) Co of Las Vegas, Paz (Junie) Gano of Las Vegas; 21 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Ricardo (Maxima) Agmata.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (December 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu) Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Saturday (December 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Mass 9:45 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DON EDWARD NALANIALOHA KEOPUHIWA PAISHON, JR.

Posted On November 29th, 2011 -

DON EDWARD NALANIALOHA KEOPUHIWA PAISHON, JR.

Age 17, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 6, 2011 in Waianae. Born December 3, 1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A 2011 graduate of Waianae High School.

He is survived by mother & stepfather, Anjanette & Alvin Puha; father, Don Paishon, Sr.; brother, Rian Puha; sisters, Jaesha Puha, Jaeslyn Puha, Antoinette Puha; maternal grandparents, Pililua & Antoinette Keopuhiwa; paternal grandmother, Leilani Puha; uncle, Berry Myer; uncle & aunt, Pililua (Uilani) Keopuhiwa.

Visitation 6:30 p.m. Thursday (December 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ISABEL BAITIONG PACARIEM

Posted On November 29th, 2011 -

ISABEL BAITIONG PACARIEM

Age 91, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away October 23, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born November 17, 1919 in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A housewife and an accomplished seamstress.

She is survived by sons, Marcial (Rosalina) Pacariem, John (Maria Josefina) Pacariem, Augusto (Menchi) Pacariem; daughters, Erlinda (Juan) Corpuz, Milagros (Floro) Soliven, Elizabeth (Honofre) Grande, Carlina (Amancio) Malate; 21 grand-children; 22 great-grand-children; brother, Joe Pagala; sister, Fermina Bungcayao.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (December 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (December 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

KEN TAKAHASHI

Posted On November 29th, 2011 -

KEN TAKAHASHI

Age 79, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away November 7, 2011 in Pearl City. Born January 10, 1932 in Ewa, Hawaii. Ken was a member of the Pearl City Lions Club. He retired from the Hawaii Transfer Company.

He is survived by wife, Sayoko Takahashi; son, Lance Takahashi; daughter, Lynne (Carl) Shimazu; brother, Stanley (Phyllis) Takahashi; sisters, Florence Kondo, Dorothy Toyota; 5 grand-children.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (December 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

LEONCIA SALVADOR BALISACAN

Posted On November 29th, 2011 -

LEONCIA SALVADOR BALISACAN

Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 18, 2011 in Aiea. Born September 12, 1926 in Barangay #14 Baay-Bungon, Batac Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by daughters, Barbara (Cirilo) Colobong, Gloria (Kendall) Doi; sons, Juanito (Zenaida) Balisacan, Jacinto Balisacan, Teofilo (Aida) Balisacan, Ernesto (Kathy) Balisacan; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Julia Vicente of Philippines, Goya Matutino of Philippines, Lorin Espiritu of Philippines; brother, Soling (Visitacion) Savador of Philippines.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (December 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Monday (December 5) at St Jude Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JANET ANONSACION RIVERA

Posted On November 28th, 2011 -

JANET ANONSACION RIVERA

Age 91, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 1, 2011 in Oroville, California. Born February 26, 1920 in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

She is survived by daughter, Paulette (Wayne) Walker of CA; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Thursday (December 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

URIAS DE LOS SANTO ASUNCION

Posted On November 28th, 2011 -

URIAS DE LOS SANTO ASUNCION

Age 102, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 10, 2011 in Kaneohe. Born January 20, 1909 in Philippines.

He is survived by sons, Maximo (Linda) Asuncion, Rosevelt T.D. (Virginia) Asuncion; daughters, Rosalina (Modesto) Acosta, Loreta Tamayo, Juanita Nelson, Clarina Asuncion; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m.

EDWARD KOKI NAKANISHI

Posted On November 28th, 2011 -

EDWARD KOKI NAKANISHI

Age 61, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2011. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan on July 13, 1950, he was the manager of MIS for JTB Hawaii Inc. He leaves behind his loving wife, Barbra; daughter, Elyssa; son, Bryant; mother, Yaeko; brother, Albert; sisters, Nanae (Richard) Fralick and Jodilyn (Keith) Kunimoto. He will be greatly missed by all. Love you, Dad!

Visitation from 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary and “Celebration of Life” ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m.

ALVA “GUAVA” JANSSEN MCDIARMID

Posted On November 27th, 2011 -

ALVA “GUAVA” JANSSEN MCDIARMID

Age, 83 of Kailua, Hawaii passed away November 15, 2011. Born June 17, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Alva taught Elementary School for 35 years For the State of Hawaii and retired to enjoy travel and the good life with her husband Don McDiarmid Jr. and family.

She is survived by her 3 children, Son, “Flip” McDiarmid; and daughters Mabby McDiarmid Porter, Dee-Dee Wilson; 7 grand-children and 4 great-grand-children; sisters, Patricia R. Clark and Betty Kelley.

Services will be held at Punchbowl Cemetery at 3:00 pm November 29, 2011. A celebration of her life will follow at the families home.

Please make a charitable contribution to The American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

HARUYO GLADYS IHARA

Posted On November 27th, 2011 -

HARUYO GLADYS IHARA

Haruyo Gladys Ihara, 95, of Aiea, a housewife, passed away on November 14, 2011 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Warren S. (Geralyn) Ihara; brothers, Kiyoshi Kawasaki and Leonard (Vera) Kawasaki; sister, Dorothy H. Kashimoto; and three grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

HOWARD CHIA-HO PAI

Posted On November 27th, 2011 -

HOWARD CHIA-HO PAI

Age 67, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 7, 2011 in Mililani. Born December 30, 1943 in Chung King, China. Howard was a retired physical therapist from Kaiser Foundation Hospital.

He is survived by wife, Remedios “Remy” Pai; son, Carlos Pai; daughter, Ruth Butler; brother, Charles Pai; sister, Lily Resch; 4 grandchildren.

Celebration of Life 10:00 a.m. Friday (December 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.

JOAN TOMIKO ARAKAWA TABA

Posted On November 27th, 2011 -

JOAN TOMIKO ARAKAWA TABA

Joan Taba, 91, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2011.

Joan, the 8th of nine children of Zempan and Tsuru Arakawa, was born on August 24, 1920 and grew up in Waipahu. She graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute, attended Wolfe Fashion Design School and worked at Arakawas Store until its 1996 closure as the Manager of apparel and accessories. She is known for the use of palaka material and apparel that became symbolic of Arakawa.

Her devoted husband of over 59 years, Horace Taba died in 2003, but Joan continued to enjoy life with children: Ann-Lea (John) Schramm, Bobbie and Leacia Taba; grandchildren, LiliAnn and Jenelle Schramm; brothers, Shigemi and Goro Arakawa, and many nieces and nephews.

Joan’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, December 4 at Milialni Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation 9:00 am; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Louis Baas Fojas

Posted On November 27th, 2011 -

IN MEMORIAM

LOUIS BAAS FOJAS May 19, 1933-Nov. 27, 2010

Deep in our hearts you’ll always stay, loved and remembered every day.

You are greatly missed by your loving wife Joyce, daughters Sofia, Olivia, Camilla, Rebecca and Ohana.

Kathryn Huitt Rosendahl

Posted On November 27th, 2011 -

KATHRYN HUITT ROSENDAHL
May 10, 1950- November 12, 2011

Kathryn Huitt Rosendahl was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on May 10, 1950 to Frances (Abernethy) Huitt and Dr. John Dempsey Huitt. Kathryn passed peacefully to life everlasting on November 12, 2011 at home surrounded by family after her struggle with a rare cancer disease.

When Kathryn was four years old, her family moved to Oahu, Hawaii. She was the oldest of five children and grew up as a “Kailua Girl”, where she graduated from Kailua High School in 1968. Kathryn then attended Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972.

Kathryn reflected the warmth and beauty of the Islands in her daily life. She was known for her warm smile and honesty. She was generous, kind and gracious and was full of love and happiness. Kathryn placed others before herself and had joyous, spiritual values to always do what was right to help others.

Kathryn had a wonderful gift for hospitality and was comfortable planning events and preparing elegant dinners for friends. She loved to travel extensively and preferred tropical, warm weather, water views and sandy beaches, where her favorite destinations were Hawaii (Kailua, Oahu and Kona) and Positano, Italy.

On her trips home, Kathryn would love to start each morning with a walk around the Lanikai loop. A special part of every day was to walk along the surf at Kailua Beach. Trips home would also include time with family and friends, a hike to the Pill Boxes, shaved ice at Island Snow, and dinner at Buzz’s. Kathryn lived her passion and remained active and enjoyed playing golf, swimming and competed in eleven marathons.

Kathryn enjoyed a long career in real estate, most recently as an agent with Realty Trust Group in Lake Oswego and, prior to that as a general contractor where she designed and built high quality homes. She was talented and hard working and her success came from her perspective, thoughtfulness and fairness toward others.

Kathryn supported and volunteered for many organizations including Friends of the Children, Parry Center, Our Lady of the Lake Parish and School, Jesuit High School and Junior League.

A loving wife, caring mother and a special friend to many, Kathryn is survived by her husband, Tom; son, Matt DeBellis; daughter, Kate DeBellis; step-children, Hillary, Emily and Grant; mother, Frances Abernethy Huitt; sister, Mary Lou Hoffman (Richard), brothers, John Jr. (Heather), Bob (Gail) and Philip (Terri); and eighteen nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Lake Oswego OR. A reception will follow at Waverley Country Club, Portland OR.

Remembrances may be made in Kathryn’s name to Friends of the Children (503-281-6633; 44 NE Morris Street, Portland OR 97212), Providence Medical Foundation-Providence Cancer Center Fund (503-215-6186; 4805 NE Glisan, Portland OR 97213) or Legacy Hopewell House (503-244-7890; 6171 SW Capitol Highway, Portland OR 97239).

CO VAN NGUYEN

Posted On November 27th, 2011 -

CO VAN NGUYEN

Age 73, of Honolulu, passed away November 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born August 11, 1938 in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. Member of the Vietnamese Catholic Community Church

He is survived by wife, Lieu Thi Tran.

Visitation 5:15 p.m. Thursday 12/1 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N School St. Mass 5:30 p.m.

JAN BLICHFELDT

Posted On November 27th, 2011 -

JAN BLICHFELDT
October 23, 2011

Jan Blichfeldt, age 82, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away October 23, 2011 at the Queen’s Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Oslo, Norway in 1929, Jan emigrated to the United States in 1955 and attended Denver University where he received a degree in hotel and restaurant management.

Jan started working on the Norwegian Cruise Lines after high school and worked his way up to Chief Purser. During his career at sea he traveled the world and met the love of his life Beth. After graduating from college and getting married he began working for Sheraton Hotels on the East Coast and the Midwest and ended up in Jamaica as an assistant hotel manager. After leaving Sheraton he worked at several major resorts in Caribbean before moving to Hawaii in 1976. Jan continued his work here on the Big Island, Maui and Oahu. He was admired for his sense of humor and personal connection he had with the staff and guests. After retiring from the hotel industry he continued to work as a consultant.

Jan along with his wife Beth, were active in the Masters Swimming Community having taken up swimming in earnest in their senior years. He volunteered and competed in numerous Waikiki Roughwater Swims, North Shore Swims and USMS pool events.

Jan spent the last 10 years of his life caring for his beloved wife Beth. While his cancer ravaged his body, it never took away his spirit. He continued with his good humor and concern for those who were caring for him.

He is survived by his wife Beth, sister Karin (Jarnfeldt), sons Peer (Norma), Tore (Karen), nephews Stein, Tron and Kjell and granddaughters Kelly, Erika and Sarah Brooke. Per his request no funeral services were held. His ashes were scattered in the ocean off Waikiki. Tributes online at www.janblichfeldt.wordpress. com.

TADASHI “AKU” WAKAMATSU

Posted On November 26th, 2011 -

TADASHI “AKU” WAKAMATSU

89, of Kailua, a retired construction superintendent, passed peacefully on November 15. Born in Wailuku, Maui, survived by wife Stella, sisters Amy Sakata & Setsuko Kobayashi; daughter Gwen Michi (Jerry) Lee; sons Glen (Janice) & Alan; grandchildren Shelly (Keoki) Pelfrey, Brandi (Shannon) Oshiro, Lindsey (Jordan) Tamayo & Cody Wakamatsu; and four great-grandchildren. Services at Haw’n Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel 10:30am, December 1, Thursday. Visitation from 9:30 am. Casual Attire.

FRANCISCA “ANGIE” QUIJANO DEVERA

Posted On November 26th, 2011 -

FRANCISCA “ANGIE” QUIJANO DEVERA

Age 80, of Vancouver, WA, passed away November 1, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. Born June 16, 1931 in Lanai City, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Peter (MaryAnn) DeVera of NV, Michael (Vanessa) DeVera, Robin (Roxanne) DeVera, Robert (Celia) DeVera, David (Suzanne) DeVera, Christopher DeVera; daughters, Florence Carios of CO, Trinidad (Tony) Fountain, Laurie (Curtis) DeVera of WA, Diana (Gilbert) Salsis of WA, Apolonia (DJ) DeVera; 45 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren’ brothers, Patrick (Ruby) Quijano, Barton (Patricia) Quijano, Jerome Tabelisma; sisters, Frances Rowe, Josephine Ribada, Eleanor Samuelson, Caroline Golding.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 1) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

NORMA LILLIAN (PONI) WATSON

Posted On November 26th, 2011 -

NORMA LILLIAN (PONI) WATSON

Poni Watson died in Kailua on November 9, 2011 at the age of 91. Born in Los Angeles in 1920, she was the only child of Florence and Roland Baruch. After attending UCLA, Poni married Chuck Watson in 1941. They moved to Hawaii in 1946 after which Chuck became President of Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Company. Chuck and Poni were the first family to build a home in Dune Circle, Kailua in 1948. Later they moved to Lanikai where the family home remains. Chuck died in 2002.

Poni’s optimistic and upbeat personality was inspirational. She was loved and admired by all who knew her. Family and friends enjoyed being with her either at the Opera, the bridge table or the MidPacific Country Club golf course. She welcomed visitors (including Opera Stars during their Hawaii stays) into her beautiful Lanikai home. She had great influence in her chosen profession as a Realtor Extraordinaire. As a Principal Broker for Wade Realty, for decades she was one of the Wonder Women of Kailua Real Estate. Poni loved the Hawaii Opera Theater and Honolulu Symphony. She served on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Opera Theater for many years, never missing a rehearsal, performance, or the opportunity to take a batch of her freshly baked cookies for the cast and crew. Poni also loved to travel and visited many exotic places, including taking African safaris and crawling through the Pyramids of Egypt at 75 years young. She also took her children and grandchildren on four ocean cruises between 1996 and 2001.

Regardless of where she went, Poni would always happily return to her Lanikai home, the place she knew to be the most beautiful in the world. Poni’s children considered her to be a wonderful mother and grandmother who loved them all without reservation. She is survived by three children, Kerry Watson, who lives in Bali; Cathi Sanders and Wendy Erickson, both of whom live in Kailua, and seven grandchildren: Liana Vegas, Cully Erickson, Alyssa Erickson, Brian Sanders, Riley Sanders, Julia Sanders, and Zadoc Watson.

The family will hold a private ceremony at her home in Lanikai, Aloha, Poni! We will miss but never forget your sweet smile and gentle touch.

WILLIAM JAMES MOORE

Posted On November 25th, 2011 -

WILLIAM JAMES MOORE
October 1, 1930 – November 6 , 2011.

Bill had plans. The first was to leave tiny Wellsville, Ohio and see the world. He studied hard, competed for and won a Navy ROTC scholarship to Ohio State where his degree in geology ignited a lifelong passion. The second of his plans involved even more passion. Head over heels in love, he asked Verne, “What are you doing for the next 50 years?”

Those 50 years together lengthened to 61. Impressed with his skills as an R&D expert and petroleum guru the Navy sent them the length and breadth of the world to places like Taiwan and Bahrain and visited even more exotic places.

When the time came to doff his uniform he parleyed his knowledge of the petroleum industry into a job in Honolulu with BHP. Their two grown daughters, Kim and Val, joined them.

When he retired he never stopped working. He put his energy to the Military Officers Association of America where he helped countless families. He volunteered hundreds of hours to Kailua Friends of the Library. He was also a founding member of the Kailua Historical Society.

A Scotsman by genes, Bill was ferociously protective of his family. He plunged into mountains of books and journals in a never-ending, vicarious search for adventure and knowledge. He kept his geologist’s fascination with rock formations and gem stones and was never without a couple of lucky ones in his pocket. He was a football fanatic. Woe betide anyone who got between Bill and his TV when Ohio State charged on to the gridiron.

Bill lived his plans. He was blessed with the best of soul mates and together they made a good life. All who knew him were blessed by his company. Services will be held on Friday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

ARNOLD CALLEJO CABAEL

Posted On November 25th, 2011 -

ARNOLD CALLEJO CABAEL

Age 48, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 3, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 29, 1963 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by mother, Consuelo Callejo Cabael; sisters, Darlene Cabael, Marcela Cabael; nephews, Mike Cabael-Sueoka, Calvin Cabael-Samalino, Jacy Cabael-Tellis; nieces, Sheila Cabael-Sueoka, Amanda Cabael-Sueoka.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (November 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Wednesday (November 30) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.


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