Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

FELY IBEA INES

Posted On July 6th, 2012 -

FELY IBEA INES
Age 56, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 5, 1956 in Sinait Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
She is survived by brothers, Benny (Mercy) Ines, Rogelio Ines (Geraldine Book), Gilbert Ines (Aminah Sabir); sister, Delia Ines; nieces & nephews.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (July 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CORAZON “AZON” REGINALDO VALLESTEROS

Posted On July 6th, 2012 -

CORAZON “AZON” REGINALDO
VALLESTEROS
Age 59, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 4, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born October 27, 1952 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
He is survived by wife, Elvira “Elvie” Vallesteros; son, Gene Vallesteros; daughter, Sharon (Kawika) Garcia; mother, Erlinda Vallesteros; brothers, Andring (Elsie) Vallesteros, Dante (Myrna) Vallesteros of Philippines, Ronald (Leilani) Vallesteros; sisters, Cely (Roger) Taong, Evangeline (Raymond) Bihis; 5 grand-children.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (July 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

MAMERTA TANGONAN CLEMENTE

Posted On July 6th, 2012 -

MAMERTA TANGONAN CLEMENTE
Age 75 of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, passed June 24, 2012. Born on May 11, 1937 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired State of Hawaii Department of Health worker.
Survived by daughter, Marjorie Pearson; son, Julio Clemente; step-daughter Margaret (Ronald) Tanaka, all of Honolulu; step-son George (Leona) Clemente of Waipio; brother Arnolfo (Margarita) of San Diego, California; eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren.
Services on July 10, 2012 at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa, Kauai. Visitation 9 a.m. Mass celebration 10:00 a.m. Burial following at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

CECILIA LEGASPI QUIRIMIT

Posted On July 5th, 2012 -

CECILIA LEGASPI QUIRIMIT
Age 81, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away June 18, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 18, 1931 in Umingan, Pangasinan, Philippines.
She is survived by husband, Jaime F. Quirimit Sr.; daughters, Myrna Labarientos, Tess (Chip) Sabado; sons, Jaime (Julieta) Quirimit, Darwin Quirimit; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Cirila Cargo, Anselma Marin, Felicitas Duclayan, Virginia Duclayan; brothers, Wilson Legaspi, Pablo Flores, Isidro Flores.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (July 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (July 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

EDUARDO OLEGARIO ZABANAL

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

EDUARDO OLEGARIO ZABANAL
Christian. Filipino. Defender. Son of Jose & Maria. Husband of Rose. Father of 5. Big Brother. Optimist. Pragmatist. Patient. Honest. Fiercely Loyal.
Nature Lover. Adventurer. Dreamer. Winner. Visitation 5pm, Eulogies 6pm & Prayer Service 8pm Thursday at St Jude. Funeral Mass 9am Friday at St Jude. Burial 11am
Friday at Valley of the Temples. In lieu of flowers
http://tinyurl.com/EdZabanal.

ADOLFO “IMMONG” AGONOY BADUA

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

ADOLFO “IMMONG” AGONOY BADUA
Age 80, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away May 31, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 23, 1931 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Adolfo was the proprietor of Adolfo Yard Service.
He is survived by wife, Clarita Badua; son, Hension Badua; daughters, Gina (Arthur) Braceros, Dolores Emily Badua; sisters, Avelina Badua of Philippines, Norberta Badua of Philippines; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (July 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (July 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

YOSHIO TSUE

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

YOSHIO TSUE
Age 88, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away on May 27, 2012 in Waipahu, HI. Born October 7, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. Yoshio was retired from Hawaiian Bitumuls.
He is survived by wife, Nobuko Tsue; sons, Wayne (Marian) Tsue, Melvin (Lynne) Tsue, Lloyd (Lynn) Tsue; sisters, Emiko Onaga, Mabel Nagamine; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
Private Services were held. No monetary gifts.

CRISPIN RUIZ BAYUDAN

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

CRISPIN RUIZ BAYUDAN
Age 93, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away June 4, 2012 in Waipahu. Born September 5, 1918 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Landscaping Nursery of Pearl City.
He is survived by spouse, Monica B. Bayudan; daughters, Mercedes (Mariano) Vallesteros, Alipia (Elpidio) Gabriel, Jan Marie Bayudan; 6 grand-children; 13 great-grand-children.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (July 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Tuesday (July 10) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PETER LEONG

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

PETER LEONG
76, of Las Cruces, New Mexico went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2012. He died peacefully surrounded by family at La Posada Hospice in Mesilla Valley, NM. Services were held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral presided by Bishop Ramirez and 6 other celebrants.
He was born on January 11, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii to the late Tai Hung and Rose Yuk Kwai Lee Leong. Peter graduated high school from St. Steven’s Seminary. After 4 years in the United States Air Force, he attended the University of Hawaii, Manoa where he received an electrical engineering degree. In August 1959, Peter married Donna Smith, then a R.N. at Kapiolani Hospital. In 1965, the family moved to Las Cruces, N.M. where he was employed at White Sands Missile Range until his retirement in 1993.
Peter is survived by his wife, Donna; sons David (Laura) of Rio Rancho, NM and Joe (Linda) of Mililani, HI; daughters Annie (Randall) Kalama of Honolulu, HI and Priscilla (Kari Maier) of Las Cruces, NM; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Paul Leong of Kaneohe, HI and Leonard Leong of San Diego, CA; sisters Lorna Daniels of Arlington, VA; Rena Miriam Paaoao of Nanakuli, HI, and Constance “Connie” Leong of Honolulu, HI; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins on Oahu, Maui, and Molokai. Preceeded in death by his son Steven M. Leong and sister Tina Gomes of Honolulu, HI.

MATILDE RAMIREZ GOSE

Posted On July 3rd, 2012 -

MATILDE RAMIREZ GOSE
Age 90, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 11, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born August 25, 1921 in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
She is survived by son, Reynaldo (Norma) Gose; daughter, Norma (Jose) Carbon; brother, Benjamin Ramirez; sisters, Esperanza Ramirez, Marina Ramirez, Teresita Kang; 3 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 7/6 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

DARWIN KUI FOOK CHANG

Posted On July 3rd, 2012 -

DARWIN K. F. CHANG
Darwin Kui Fook Chang, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 22, 1931, died April 9, 2012 in Fullerton, California. He was the son of the late Clarence Y.N. and Flora Low Chang.
An outstanding football and baseball athlete, Darwin graduated from Punahou School in 1950. He received a Bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri-Columbia and a M. Ed. from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1956. Over 35 years as an eduacator in southern California high schools, Darwin taught science and coached football, baseball and golf.
He is survived by his sister, Adrienne Yee. He was also loved by a large extended family of relatives, friends, former colleagues and students. He influenced many lives and will be greatly missed.
Darwin’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street; visitation from 2:30 p.m. and memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Casual attire/Lei welcome. Donations in memory of Darwin Chang may be made to California High School, 9800 Mills Ave., Whittier, CA 90604, Attn: Darwin Fund/Mimi Aguirre or Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.

VIOLET YEIKO NISHIGUCHI

Posted On July 3rd, 2012 -

VIOLET YEIKO NISHIGUCHI
Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away May 29, 2012 at Nuuanu Hale. Born August 25, 1921 in Honolulu. She was a member of the Hawaii Kai Community Church.
She is survived by son, Patrick (Carol) Nishiguchi; daughters, Harriet Nishiguchi, Georgia Hannah, Kathleen (Michael) Morrow, Wanda (Lawrence) Rhoads, Lora Hingston; brother, Katsuki Tanoura; sisters, Margaret Miyama, Chiyoko Tamaru; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grand-children; nieces and nephews.
Private Services were held.

ALLEN LAAHILA NAIPO SR.

Posted On July 2nd, 2012 -

ALLEN LAAHILA NAIPO SR., 86
Passed away on May 20, 2012 at the Harry S Truman Veterans Medical Center Columbia, Mo. Born Jan. 19, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii the third of ten children of Hiram and Mary (liu) Naipo. Preceded in death are brothers, Hiram Jr. and Samuel. He is survived by wife Dorothy (kroll), brothers Gene, Calvin, Merrill and Ollney, sisters Healani Rogers, June shimoda, Iwalani Tsai. Children, Nani (Gary), Allen (Jill), Leimamo (Scott), Craige (Kolleen), Basil, Kamaile (kaleo), 18 Grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. With family and friends a celebration of Allen’s life was held in Leavenworth, KS. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery May 30, 2012.

FLORENCE KUULEI FITZGERALD

Posted On July 2nd, 2012 -

FLORENCE KUULEI FITZGERALD
Age 78, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 18, 2012 in Waianae. Born October 7, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was retired from Hawaii State Hospital as a paramedic assistant 4, and U.S. Navy veteran.
She is survived by husband, Harry Fitzgerald; son, Moroni “Butch” Napeahi of CA; daughter, Fay Iokia; sister, Lena Apana; 5 Grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (July 5) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Makakilo (92-900 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Todd Damien Ganzagan

Posted On July 2nd, 2012 -

IN LOVING MEMORY
Todd Damien
Ganzagan
July 2, 2007
I will praise your name forever, my king and my God.
-Ps 145:1-2,8-9,10-11,13-14
Remembering you with love
’til we meet again,
The Gilbert C. Ganzagan ‘Ohana

ROY DAIZO YAMANAKA

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

ROY DAIZO YAMANAKA
Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away on June 18, 2012, in Straub Clinic and Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, he was a retired Title Insurance Executive for Title Guaranty of
Hawaii. Preceded in death by his wife, Jane, he is survived by his son, Gregg (Ruthann) Yamanaka and granddaughter, Kelsey Anne Yamanaka; nieces and nephews. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

BEVERLY JOAN FLEMING

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

BEVERLY JOAN FLEMING
June 19, 2012
Beloved Wife of Norman Shea
Born February 16, 1938 to Edward L. and Lois May Poole in Juneau, Alaska. She was the second of two daughters’. She grew up in Juneau, Alaska and graduated in 1956, from Juneau/Douglas High School and attended two years accounting school. In 1964 she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she worked for five years at “Brown & Roots” a subsidiary of Haliburtin, where she did the payroll for the “Pipeline” workers. Next, she worked for the Anchorage Housing Authority, before moving to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1974, with two children, her husband & no job. She quickly found a job and worked at “Railings” in Halawa, until 1977, when she joined (HFS) Honolulu Freight Service and a short time later Magnum Transportation. She left and went to work for Tom Beidleman managing PML-GFF (Guam Freight & Air/ACS Ship Agency), after the passing of her husband, William A. Fleming in 1986, at the young age of 54 years old. Through this tragedy she endured. Later her widower lady friends introduced her to ballroom dancing, she loved it!
In 1990, she married, Norman Shea, they retired in 1994. They moved to Vegas in 1994 and returned to Hawaii in 2001. In 2004 Beverly and Norman started taking yearly cruises to Alaska until 2011. She was also an avid cross stitcher, she has completed more than fifty pieces of cross stitchery. In 2010 she was stricken with throat cancer. She took “Laser” treatment and was given a year and a half to live. She had a zest for life. She will be missed by all who’s life she has touched! She was a lady of humility, grace and elegance!
Survived by Husband Norman Shea. Sister Yvonne Reeves. Son Robert B. Fleming. Daughter Teresa May Langston (William Langston). Seven Grandchildren and seven Great Grandchildren.
Visitation to be held from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday July 7, 2012 at Moanalua Mortuary. Services will begin at 11:00. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

JACQUELINE JEAN WAI KIN CHANG

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

JACQUELINE JEAN WAI KIN CHANG
Jacqueline Jean Wai Kin Chang, a beloved sister and aunt passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loving family on March 27, 2012 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Born August 7, 1938 in Hawaii, Jackie was the eldest of three children of Jack and Jane Chang.
Jackie received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Hawaii where she was active in foreign student affairs, the National Student Association, the Senior Women’s Honor Society, and contributed to the campus newspaper. In 1964, she earned a Master of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley. Following her MPH she practiced as a dental hygienist for the State of Hawaii Department of Health; as a Public Health Advisor(1964-74) for the Division of Dentistry, U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare in San Francisco ; and then as a Program Analyst for the Administration on Aging. In 1975, she was one of 13 women in a class of 138 students at University of Pacific School of Dentistry. Three years later, she earned her DDS degree. Jackie entered private practice following graduation in 1978 and was later joined by her brother Wesley in 1984.
Jackie was a good friend to many, full of life and boundless energy. She is survived by her two brothers, Glenn (Valerie) and Wesley, nieces Amanda and Laura, and nephews Patrick and Jonathan.
Funeral services will also be held in Honolulu, Friday, July 6 2012 at Diamond Head Mortuary and Memorial Park. Viewing is 9:45-11:45 with burial at 12:30pm. Aloha attire.

PAUL MASAMI SUETOMI “MASA”

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

PAUL MASAMI “MASA” SUETOMI
Age 71, of Kaneohe, passed away on June 11, 2012. Born July 11, 1940, he was a member of Carpenters Union, Local 745; a U.S. Army veteran served in Vietnam and Okinawa. A 1958 Farrington High School Alumnae, he is survived by his wife, Karen Suetomi.
Visitation from 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 12:00 noon. Committal service and inurnment 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.

HERMERNIAM “HERMIE” BROWN

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

HERMERNIAM “HERMIE” BROWN
Age 75, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 18 in Waianae. Born October 23, 1936 in North Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii. A member of the Jehovah’s Witness Maili congregation. Previously employed at Tamura’s, Waianae.
She is survived by husband, Harold Kahoalii Brown; sons, Jay (Sheryl) Brown, and Shane (Maxine) Brown; daughters, Lavon (Andrew) Kum, and G. Colleen Yasuhara; sister, Irma (Ray) Pante; 11 Grandchildren; 9 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (July 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

MERCEDES “MERCY” SORIANO COLLADO

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

MERCEDES “MERCY” SORIANO COLLADO
Age 75, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 26, 2012 in Aiea. Born May 17, 1937 in Luna, La Union, Philippines. An active member of Lunarian of Hawaii & St Joseph Church, Waipahu. A member also of St. Joseph Lady’s Altar Society and the La Union Circle.
She is survived by sons, Donald Collado and Romeo Collado; daughter, Virginia Millerd; sister, Dionesia Landingin; 6 Grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (July 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (July 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. Aloha Attire.

SADIE KAANOHIKULA KAM SIN YOUNG “POPO” “AUNTY SADIE”

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

SADIE KAANOHIKULA KAM SIN YOUNG
Sadie Kaanohikula Kam Sin Young or better known as Ah Po, Popo or Aunty Sadie at the age of 93, passed away peacefully at home on June 8th, 2012. She was born July 24, 1918 in Waipio Valley, Hawaii.
She had five children with her late husband Edward Makualoi Young preceded in death by her son Milton (Edean), Amelia Pua Maruyama (Doka), Gordon Moku (Sandy), Newton Kelii (Penny) and Donna Puaala Willing (Peter), 20 Grandchildren, 46 Great-grandchildren, 11 Great-great grand children and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be on Thursday, July 5 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Kahala Chapel, 4847 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, 96816.
Visitation at 9:00 AM, Funeral service at 10:30 AM, Burial to follow at 3:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

BEVERLY JOAN FLEMING

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

BEVERLY JOAN FLEMING
June 19, 2012
Beloved Wife of Norman Shea
Born February 16, 1938 to Edward L. and Lois May Poole in Juneau, Alaska. She was the second of two daughters’. She grew up in Juneau, Alaska and graduated in 1956, from Juneau/Douglas High School and attended two years accounting school. In 1964 she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she worked for five years at “Brown & Roots” a subsidiary of Haliburtin, where she did the payroll for the “Pipeline” workers. Next, she worked for the Anchorage Housing Authority, before moving to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1974, with two children, her husband & no job. She quickly found a job and worked at “Railings” in Halawa, until 1977, when she joined (HFS) Honolulu Freight Service and a short time later Magnum Transportation. She left and went to work for Tom Beidleman managing PML-GFF (Guam Freight & Air/ACS Ship Agency), after the passing of her husband, William A. Fleming in 1986, at the young age of 54 years old. Through this tragedy she endured. Later her widower lady friends introduced her to ballroom dancing, she loved it!
In 1990, she married, Norman Shea, they retired in 1994. They moved to Vegas in 1994 and returned to Hawaii in 2001. In 2004 Beverly and Norman started taking yearly cruises to Alaska until 2011. She was also an avid cross stitcher, she has completed more than fifty pieces of cross stitchery. In 2010 she was stricken with throat cancer. She took “Laser” treatment and was given a year and a half to live. She had a zest for life. She will be missed by all who’s life she has touched! She was a lady of humility, grace and elegance!
Survived by Husband Norman Shea. Sister Yvonne Reeves. Son Robert B. Fleming. Daughter Teresa May Langston (William Langston). Seven Grandchildren and seven Great Grandchildren.
Visitation to be held from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday July 7, 2012 at Moanalua Mortuary. Services will begin at 11:00. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

JOHN RUSSELL MUEH, M.D.

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

JOHN RUSSELL MUEH, M.D.
John Russell Mueh, 64, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on June 9, 2012. An oncologist, retired, and former chief of hematology/oncology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, He was born in Berkeley, CA on November 20, 1947. He received his B.S in Chemistry (with Honors) and Doctor of Medicine (President’s Scholar) from the University of California at San Diego. He completed his internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of San Francisco and his postdoctoral fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University Hospital in San Diego. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Medical Oncology. He was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Oncology.
Among John’s memorable activities was a year spent as the disc jockey for the Sunday afternoon jazz show on KPFA in Berkeley and playing clarinet (second chair) with the San Francisco Symphony. These led him to graduate with a minor in music at UCSD. As a life-long-learner, John found much joy during retirement attending classes at the University of Hawaii, language courses in France, and encouraging his grandsons to enjoy learning.
He is survived by wife, Audrey Liu Mueh, step-daughter, Nicole Adam Jones, grandsons, Dawson and Wyatt Jones, brother, David (Diane) Mueh of Reno, NV and Palm Desert, CA, sister, Linda (Roger) Brown of Seattle, WA, hanai sister, Susan Mueh of Venice, FL, nephew Donald (Rachel) Mueh of Alexandria, VA, nieces Erin Brown of Seattle, WA and Emily Brown of Portland, OR, and grandnieces, Sarah and Ashley Mueh.
Private services. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to the Hawaiian Humane Society at 2700 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96826, Chamber Music Hawaii at P.O. Box 61939, Honolulu, HI 96839, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra at 848 S. Beretania St. Suite 408, Honolulu, HI 96813 or your favorite charity. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

PAUL MASAMI SUETOMI “MASA”

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

PAUL MASAMI “MASA” SUETOMI
Age 71, of Kaneohe, passed away on June 11, 2012. Born July 11, 1940, he was a member of Carpenters Union, Local 745; a U.S. Army veteran served in Vietnam and Okinawa. A 1958 Farrington High School Alumnae, he is survived by his wife, Karen Suetomi.
Visitation from 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 12:00 noon. Committal service and inurnment 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Casual attire.

ROGER THOMAS MADDY

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

ROGER THOMAS MADDY
6-14-12
56, of Honolulu, a cook at Koa Pancake House in Kaneohe, died. He was surrounded by his family Spring Maddy (Todd Kalahiki Jr.), Harmony- Joy (Brandon) Abelaye, Elise Maddy & 6 grandchildren. Private scattering.

DOUGLAS JOSEPH MCKAY

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

DOUGLAS JOSEPH MCKAY
June 17, 2012
Douglas Joseph McKay, 56, of Waipahu, a US Army Retiree, died in Neunkirchen, Germany where he lived for many years. He was born on March 14, 1956 in Ewa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Erika; son Douglas Jr.; mother, Juanita McKay; brothers, Ronald (Colleen) McKay, Duncan (Joann) McKay, Leslie McKay; sisters, Lorraine (Peter) Villafuerte, Jr., Mary (Hiram) Barboza; 12 nieces and nephews; 11 great-grand-nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at Pfarrer Brandl in Germany and private services will be held here.

ALEXANDER L. PICKENS

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

Honolulu Arts Educator and Philanthropist Leaves a Legacy of Fundraising
ALEXANDER L. PICKENS
1921 – 2012
Dr. Alexander L. Pickens, Professor Emeritus, College of Education, University of Hawai’i at Manoa and former Assistant to the Dean for College Development, passed away peacefully at his home on June 23, 2012. Ardent and longtime supporters of fundraising, Pickens and his wife, Frances established an endowment fund, named the Frances M.J. & Alexander Pickens Scholarship Fund in Secondary Education. Today, the college’s development office is dedicated to him for his work in establishing a successful scholarship program that continues to grow each year. He is survived by his wife Frances, numerous former students, and friends who continue to support the arts in education by giving back to their communities: an attribute he modeled throughout his lifetime in service to others.
Beginning his career as a public school teacher, Pickens earned a BA in English from Southern Methodist University, an MA in Art from North Texas State University, and an EdD in Fine Arts from Columbia University. He taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Georgia before settling in Hawai’i in 1962.
An associate professor of art education at the College of Education, Pickens was promoted to full professor in 1969. He would additionally serve as Assistant to the Dean for College Development, a position he helped to create in 1989. Investing his own resources and encouraging others to do the same, Pickens obtained funds to commemorate the college’s 50th anniversary in 1981. He would continue to raise money for scholarships and endowments until his retirement in 2001.
“I give because of the need,” Pickens said in a 2011 interview. “From what I have seen over my 39 years with the college, the students are very responsible. Many of them are single parents, most have part-time jobs, and some are supporting parents and grandparents. The College of Education is still very important to me and my wife, and our desire is to support its future.”
In 1989, Pickens was honored with a Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching. Among his numerous other awards and achievements, he was given the Award of Excellence for Commitment and Service to the college’s alumni association in 1996 and the College Benefactor Award in 2008.
Throughout his career, Pickens served as an art education consultant who organized, designed, and raised funds for art exhibitions and projects. He worked steadily through summers and spent his sabbatical leaves in the 1970s and 80s researching art history at Yale; conducting Smithsonian Institute study tours in Greece and England; and visiting schools in Morocco, Egypt, and Kenya.
Active in the community, Pickens served on the Board of Directors for the Honolulu Theater for Youth from 1997 to 2001 and sat on the Boards of Directors for the Honolulu Symphony from 1998 to 2010 and Chamber Music Hawaii from 2002 to 2012.
A celebration of life will be held in Honolulu in mid-August to honor Alex and his accomplishments. Donations in memory of Alexander L. Pickens may be made to: Chamber Music Hawai’i and sent to P.O. Box 61939, Honolulu, HI 96839. For more information about concerts and music education experiences offered statewide go to chambermusichawaii.com or email info@chambermusic hawaii.com. Donations may also be made online through the website.

MAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERS

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

MAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERS
Maile Mahealani Emilia Watters was granted her angel wings on June 22, 2012. In her final days, she was surrounded in love by family and friends that Maile touched throughout her short, yet memorable life. Maile was born on May 29, 1987 in Orange, California and had more than her fair share of challenges. Though her life was short she made a real difference and impacted many lives without realizing it. Maile was appointed by the Governor to serve on the State Council on Mental Health. She was awarded the Youth Advocate of the Year in 2009 by the Mental Health America of Hawaii. She served as a Youth Representative for numerous groups and involved in multiple conferences and events as a guest speaker. Her life story resonated with everyone, from policy maker to peers – Maile was and continues to be a true HERO! Her life’s journey gives HOPE to all of us and serves as a reminder of how precious life is and that each of us have a reason for being here. The challenge is to find what your purpose is for this life. Her beautiful smile, unselfish love and sense of humor brought much JOY to her loved ones. Maile is survived by: husband and son, Marc and Ethan Watters; loving parents, Gino Daguio , Carol and George Medina; two sisters, Anela Torres (husband Carlos) and Emmie Daguio; Grandfather, Andy Daguio. We invite you to join us in celebrating her life on Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 at New Hope Leeward (94-050 Farrington Hwy, A1, Waipahu, HI 96797), visitation at 9:00am, and the service at 10:00am. This is what Maile wrote about her own life, you’ll recognize it if you have ever been on her Facebook page. “My life is one heck of a journey, since the day I was born I always wanted to give up, but God made me stronger than that. I fight some sort of battle every day, whether it be eating healthy, resting, thinking positive, or trying to stay strong for my son and husband. No one will understand my pains and struggles or what it takes for me to accept and deal with life’s challenges. I’m a very complicated person on the inside, but on the outside you wouldn’t be able to tell that I’m as sick as the docs say, but I am and this is my life. A battle, a fight to stay alive and still try to be a happy person with a positive attitude. I’d rather not waste my time on the negatives anymore. I’d rather spend each minute of the day, every day to its fullest. Well, take care everyone and GOD BLESS.”

MAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERS

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

MAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERS
Maile Mahealani Emilia Watters was granted her angel wings on June 22, 2012. In her final days, she was surrounded in love by family and friends that Maile touched throughout her short, yet memorable life. Maile was born on May 29, 1987 in Orange, California and had more than her fair share of challenges. Though her life was short she made a real difference and impacted many lives without realizing it. Maile was appointed by the Governor to serve on the State Council on Mental Health. She was awarded the Youth Advocate of the Year in 2009 by the Mental Health America of Hawaii. She served as a Youth Representative for numerous groups and involved in multiple conferences and events as a guest speaker. Her life story resonated with everyone, from policy maker to peers – Maile was and continues to be a true HERO! Her life’s journey gives HOPE to all of us and serves as a reminder of how precious life is and that each of us have a reason for being here. The challenge is to find what your purpose is for this life. Her beautiful smile, unselfish love and sense of humor brought much JOY to her loved ones. Maile is survived by: husband and son, Marc and Ethan Watters; loving parents, Gino Daguio , Carol and George Medina; two sisters, Anela Torres (husband Carlos) and Emmie Daguio; Grandfather, Andy Daguio. We invite you to join us in celebrating her life on Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 at New Hope Leeward (94-050 Farrington Hwy, A1, Waipahu, HI 96797), visitation at 9:00am, and the service at 10:00am. This is what Maile wrote about her own life, you’ll recognize it if you have ever been on her Facebook page. “My life is one heck of a journey, since the day I was born I always wanted to give up, but God made me stronger than that. I fight some sort of battle every day, whether it be eating healthy, resting, thinking positive, or trying to stay strong for my son and husband. No one will understand my pains and struggles or what it takes for me to accept and deal with life’s challenges. I’m a very complicated person on the inside, but on the outside you wouldn’t be able to tell that I’m as sick as the docs say, but I am and this is my life. A battle, a fight to stay alive and still try to be a happy person with a positive attitude. I’d rather not waste my time on the negatives anymore. I’d rather spend each minute of the day, every day to its fullest. Well, take care everyone and GOD BLESS.”


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