Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HARRY URISE HILLEN JR.

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

HARRY URISE HILLEN JR.
June 2, 1940 – April 17, 2012

Harry Urise Hillen Jr. of Honolulu passed away peacefully April 17, 2012. He was a retired dredge mate and member of The Operating Engineers, Local 3 for more than 50 years. Harry’s love of the ocean was surpassed only by the love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren. His kind and giving heart will truly be missed.

Survivors include wife Erla, daughters Paula “Lani” Follner (Matt), Cynthia Seno (Craig) and Desiree Hillen (Raymond Ikeda); son Chadd Hillen (Kelli) and grandchildren Kaimi, U’ilani, Heidi, Moani.

A celebration of Harry’s life will be held on Saturday, June 9 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 219 Lunalilo Home Road, in Hawaii Kai. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. with service to follow at 11.

CMDR RICHARD F. AVILA

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

CMDR RICHARD F. AVILA
USN RETIRED

Richard F. Avila passed away on March 17, 2012 in Pinehurst,NC. Rick was born in Chicago on January 31, 1944, graduated from Reavis High School in Oaklawn, IL. and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas. He enjoyed a 26 year career in the US Navy, serving on submarines including the USS Gudgeon, USS Thomas Edison and USS Patrick Henry; as well as on the submarine tender USS Proteus. After traveling to ports around the world, he retired as Commander from the US Pacific Fleet Submarine Force at Pearl Harbor in 1988. He went on to work in Hawaii at Lion Coffee and Straub Clinic and Hospital. Leaving Hawaii in 1994, Rick lived in San Jose, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Prescott, AZ, and Pinehurst, NC. He is preceded in death by his parents Francisco Parocua Avila and Patricia Metzger Avila, and son Robert Russell Avila. He leaves brothers Russell (Liane)Avila and Robert (Darlene) Avila; half siblings Mary Theresa Pabon, M. Frank (Sherry)Avila, Richard Avila and Daniel Avila; children James Avila of Dallas, TX, Richard F.( Jackie) Avila, Jr. of Abington, MA, and Elena (David) Strom of Pinehurst, NC; and grandchildren Colby Avila, and Natalie, Parker and Kiefer Strom. He is deeply missed by many cousins and friends. A burial at sea is planned.

ROCHELLE “ROCKY” PITLUCK

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

ROCHELLE “ROCKY” PITLUCK

Rochelle “Rocky” Pitluck, of Honolulu, Hawai`i, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 22, 2012, with her family at her side. Born August 30, 1910, Rocky had just celebrated her 72nd Mothers Day, and was three months shy of her 102nd birthday.

Rocky was born in Chicago, Illinois. She was a ballerina with a Chicago ballet company for several years. Over the years, she lived in the states of Tennessee, Washington, New Jersey and California, until she moved to Honolulu in 1992 to be with her son and his family. She had been under the loving care of the staff of Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home for the past 15 years.

Rocky was preceded in death by her former husband, Dr. Harry Pitluck of Spokane, Washington. Rocky is survived by her sister, Dorothy Besserman of Aventura, Florida; her son, Wayne Pitluck and his wife, Judy Pyle, of Honolulu, Hawai`i; Grandson, Aaron Pitluck and his wife, Corrin, of Budapest, Hungary; Granddaughter, Raleigh Ferro and her husband, Greg, of Reno, Nevada; Great-Grandson, Solomon Musa Pitluck, of Budapest, Hungary; Great-Granddaughter, Danica Punahele Ferro, of Reno, Nevada; former daughter-in-law, Deanne Pitluck, of Honolulu, Hawai`i; and her son’s sister-in-law, Mary Ann Belke, of Honolulu, Hawai`i.

Rocky lived a full and fulfilled life. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always uplifted the spirits of anyone around her, and she truly enjoyed the company of old and new friends. She had an easy smile and laugh, and an extraordinary sense of humor. We still laugh out loud recalling her story-telling. Anyone who met her was touched by her in some meaningful way. We shall all miss her very much.

Private family services will be held.

GRACE SUMIKO NAKAGAWA

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

GRACE SUMIKO NAKAGAWA

Age 86, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 25, 2012 in Ewa. Born August 20, 1925 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She was employed by Dole Company for over 45 years.

She is survived by sons, Les Nakagawa, Paul (Rene) Nakagawa; sister, Noriko Murakoshi; 4 grandchildren.

Private Services were held. No monetary gifts.

EUSEBIO LOPEZ NAVALTA

Posted On June 2nd, 2012 -

EUSEBIO LOPEZ NAVALTA

Age 87, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away May 8, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born January 22, 1925 in La Union Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by step-daughters; Helen Castro, Mini Holt; step-son, Arthur Andres; 22 greandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 Noon Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

LEROY MAHINA MATTHEWS

Posted On June 2nd, 2012 -

LEROY MAHINA MATTHEWS

Born April 28, 1945, lost his battle with cancer on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, at age 67 in Honolulu. Beloved Husband, Father, Friend, Teacher, Football Coach, Gourmet Chef, and well known Body Surfer at Walls and Point Panic; he is survived by wife, Gail Nakamura Matthews, son Christopher, (Gabrielle) Matthews, daughters Michelle (Ken) Swett and Danielle (Ron) Naus, stepdaughter Summer Lam, and grandfather to Tahani, Kainoa, Noelani, Keoni, Elizabeth, Christian and Kai. June 6, Wednesday, visitation at 5 p.m. and services at 6 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. June 7, Thursday, meet at 8:30 a.m. at Duke Statue, Waikiki, for spreading of ashes.

PANTALEONA “LEONIE-MARING” DACUYCUY EDER

Posted On June 1st, 2012 -

PANTALEONA “LEONIE-MARING” DACUYCUY EDER

Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away May 7, 2012 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born July 27, 1941 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Kaiser Permanente with over 29 years of service.

She is survived by husband, Inocencio A. Eder; sons, Noel Eder, Junior (Dolly) Eder; daughters, Imelda “Mimi” (David) Lopes, Mariesen (Song) Kirkham; brother, Alfonso Dacuycuy; sister, Helen (Fernando) Flores; 7 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 6/5 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday 6/6 at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Rand Erwin Potts

Posted On June 1st, 2012 -

RAND ERWIN POTTS

89, of Honolulu passed away on May 22, 2012 at his home. He was born in Dayton, Oregon on Nov. 8, 1922. He was raised in McMinnville, Oregon and entered University of Oregon in 1940. Rand enlisted in USMCR in 1942 and graduated from the first and only “Special Officers Candidate School” (SOCS) in Camp LeJeune, NC in 1944. He joined the 1st Marine Division in Russell Islands following the Peleliu operation and participated in the Okinawa operation and then operations in North China. With stints between civilian life, active duty/reserves and during the Korean War, he finished his service in 1952 as Captain USMCR.

Rand lived in Portland, Oregon from 1952-1960 and was employed in the group insurance field as a salesman. He then moved to Hawaii and entered the vehicle and equipment leasing business as co-owner and operator of Auto & Equipment Leasing of Hawaii with eventual expansion of the business to include California in 1964. He later entered the real estate development business in California with his son, J.B.

He served on various trade organizations and boards in Honolulu and held memberships in the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association (USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park), Oahu Country Club (Past President), Outrigger Canoe Club, Masonic Lodge, Honolulu Scottish Rites Bodies and Aloha Temple Shrine.

Rand is survived by his wife Eleanor (Ele) Potts, adult children J.B. (Mardi) Potts, Julie (Cooper) Camp, Norma (Gerald) Chan, Vicky (Jaime) Chai-Guerpo, Richard (Jane) Howard, grandchildren David, Scott, Brian, Steve, Alex, Zack, Liam, Keara, Cynthia, great-grandchildren Luca, Nolan, Mateo and dog Mari Awana Potts.

A celebration of Rand’s life will be held privately at date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, family is requesting any donations be made to the Aloha Temple Shrine -Travel Fund (1611 Kewalo St., Suite 201, Honolulu, HI 96822) or the Kapi’olani Health Foundation – Capital Campaign (55 Merchant Street, Suite 2600, Honolulu, HI 96813).

NOBUE “N” TOKUNO

Posted On June 1st, 2012 -

NOBUE “N” TOKUNO

Age 89, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away May 5, 2012 in Aiea. Born June 2, 1922 in Aiea, Hawaii. An active member of Aiea Hongwanji.

She is survived by husband, Kenji Tokuno; sons, Gerald (LaVerne) Tokuno, Alvin (Janice) Tokuno; 4 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kikue “K” Higuchi, Helen Kobashigawa.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday (June 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

EVERETT “MANI” KAUAHIKAUA COX

Posted On June 1st, 2012 -

EVERETT “MANI” UAHIKAUA COX

Age 76, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away May 15, 2012 in Honolulu. Born February 16, 1936 in Waialua, Hawaii. Retired from Hawaiian Tel after 42 years. A member of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) #1357.

He is survived by brother, Charles Brickwood Cox Jr.; sister, Louise Cox Kawahakui; nephews & nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Thursday (June 7) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

VISITACION “VISIT” C. LISTA

Posted On May 31st, 2012 -

VISITACION “VISIT” C. LISTA

Age 89, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 8, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born March 27, 1923 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She retired from the Dole Company.

She is survived by son, Jeffrey Lista; daughters, Deborah Lista, Marylane Garma, Evelyn Lista Engcabo; sisters, Aurora (Benito) Ordillo, Virginia Bagaoisan; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m Wednesday (June 6) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach); Mass 11:00 a.m.
Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

FRANK F. GALBISO

Posted On May 31st, 2012 -

FRANK F. GALBISO

Age 86, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away April 22, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 3, 1926 in Hilo, Hawaii. A retired Schofield Barracks Motor Pool heavy equipment mechanic and Hawaii Army National Guardsman and WWII veteran.

He is survived by wife, Neves “Ann” Galbiso; sons, Timothy (Denise), Malcolm (Christy) of CA, Sheldon (Karen), Cyprian, Nicholas of NV, Scott (Kapua) Galbiso; daughters, Francine (Joe) Guyton, Karen (Thomas) Takeshita of Maui, Sheila (Frank) Lawrence, Vanessa (Paul) Fujiyama of Kauai, Terza Hendricks of NV, Grace (Russell) Pereira, Colleen (Daniel) Kealoha, Michelle Galbiso, Hazel Galbiso; 36 grandchildren; 40 great-grand-children; brothers, Moses, Robert “Koi” Galbiso; sister, Genoveva Sublett; step-sons, Aaron, Byron, Milton & Matthew Sarahina; step-daughters, Yvonne Cole, Annette Irwin, Jeanette Mertus & Donna Miguel.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. Sunday (June 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (June 4) at St Michael Catholic Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Mass 9:00 a.m. Committal Service 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

DANIEL “NISHIO” COLON PAGAN SR.

Posted On May 31st, 2012 -

DANIEL “NISHIO” COLON PAGAN, SR.

Age 88, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away May 3, 2012 in Kailua. Born October 9, 1923 in Kukuihaele, Hamakua, Hawaii. Member of the United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii.

He is survived by son; Daniel Pagan Jr.; daughters, Valerie (Ronald) Lopes, Josephine “Joey” (Paul) Hernandez, Colleen (Raphael “Ray”) Kama; brother, Jesse (Myra) Pagan of CA; sisters, Mary Rodrigues of CA, Jane Carreira of HI, Louisa Ramos of Arizona, Hattie (Alfred) Adsuava of CA, Helen (Gordon) Costa of HI; 10 grand-children; 12 great-grand-children.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (June 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

STEPHEN KELIIMOLOWAOLE KAPANUI

Posted On May 31st, 2012 -

STEPHEN KELIIMOLOWAOLE KAPANUI

Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away May 15, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born September 2, 1932 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He was a Veterans for United States Army.

He is survived by wife, Patricia Kapanui; sons, John Kapanui, Virgil (Lynette) Kapanui, Stephen (Ann) Kekaulike; daughters, Annette (Kent) Holbron, Stevenette “Cookie” (Randy) Lee; brothers, Simeon (Adrienne) Kekaulike, George (Dianna) Aukai; sisters, Elizabeth Lehua (Bill) Lee, Doris Wright; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday 6/4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday 6/5 at the Mortuary, Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

HAMAE “GRACE” HORI

Posted On May 31st, 2012 -

HAMAE “GRACE” HORI

Age 87, of Pleasant Hill, CA, passed away April 26, 2012 in Pleasant Hill. Born November 18, 1924 in Kihei, Maui. Formerly worked as a assistant at the Honokea Bakery where husband Tokuo was co-owner, and as a housekeeper at the Kaiser Hospital.

She is survived by son, Glenn (Karen) Hori; brother, Kunio (Lina) Tanaka; sister, Judy (Norio) Fujimoto.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (June 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attirte.

AVELINA AGUSTIN JUAN

Posted On May 31st, 2012 -

AVELINA AGUSTIN
JUAN

Age 85, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away April 22, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born June 29, 1926 in Laoag City, Philippines. A retired farm worker of Kaneshiro Farm.

She is survived by husband, Domingo Juan; sons, Antonio (Myrna) Juan, Artemio (Elvira) Juan; daughters, Tinay (Marnie) Acidera, Marcelina (Remigio) Pascual; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grand-children; brother, Aurelio Agustin; sisters, Felipa (Silvestre) Tolentino, Modesta Deuz of Philippines.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (June 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Monday (June 4) 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.

PATRICIA “PATTY” RIVERA AGPALZA

Posted On May 30th, 2012 -

PATRICIA “PATTY” RIVERA AGPALZA

Age 86, of Ewa, Hawaii, passed away May 1, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born May 28, 1925 at Brgy 17, Sto. Cristo, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by daughters, Maria Gregoria (Ben) Dacuycuy, Angelita (Daniel) Galut, Leoncia (Dean) Nakayama, Aida (Danny) Frias, Julie (Modesto) Oasay; brother, Leopoldo Rivera; sister, Dorotea Rivera; 31 grandchildren; 43 great-grand-children; 1 great-great-grand-child.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Tuesday (June 5) 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. Flowers Welcome.

TERRY MICHAEL DELOS SANTOS

Posted On May 30th, 2012 -

TERRY MICHAEL DELOS SANTOS

Born Aug 10, 1959, lost his battle with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on April 12, 2012 at age 52 in Los Angeles, California, at Kaiser-Sunset. Survived by Wife, Irene; Daughters, Cristina & Noelani; Son, David; Mother, Carol (Kawamata) Smouse; Step Father, Roger Smouse; Father, John Delos Santos Sr.; Brother, John Delos Santos Jr.; Sister, Deanna (Dede) Delos Santos-Jenkins.
Services were held in Los Angeles on April 21, 2012 St. Francis of Asisi Church and Burial was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale.

ERNEST “AMIGO” SANCHEZ

Posted On May 30th, 2012 -

ERNEST “AMIGO” SANCHEZ

Age 72, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away May 11, 2012 in Waianae. Born April 16, 1940 in Wailuku, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Leimima Blendene Young Sanchez; sons, Ernie (Ediann) Sanchez, Ervin Sanchez, Wallace (Stephanie) Young; daughter, Kawena (Jarom) Alip; brothers, Diego (Francine) Sanchez, Rodney Sanchez, Arcadio (Catherine) Sanchez, Robin (Ivy) Sanchez; sisters, Linda (Fred) Sheldon, Pearl (Herschel) Esperas; 10 grand-children; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 1) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire.

VALERIE PASCUAL ROMBAOA

Posted On May 29th, 2012 -

VALERIE PASCUAL
ROMBAOA

Age 91, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 27, 2012 in Waipahu. Born December 10, 1920 in Laoag City, Philippines. A retired Wahiawa General Hospital employee.

She is survived by sons, Samuel (Gloria) Rombaoa, Catalino (Cyd) Rombaoa, Jr; 4 grandchildren.

Visitation 8:00 a.m. Thursday (May 31) at St John’s Apostles & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KENJI FUKUDA

Posted On May 29th, 2012 -

KENJI FUKUDA

Age 93, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away May 7, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 12, 1918 in Pearl City, Hawaii. Kenji retired from Pearl Harbor Shipyard.

He is survived by sons, Wesley (Carolyn) Fukuda, Lloyd (Valerie) Fukuda; daughter, Carolynn (Nelson) Tani; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (June 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

SEGUNDO “ROMEO” CONSTANTINO LACAR

Posted On May 29th, 2012 -

SEGUNDO “ROMEO” CONSTANTINO LACAR

Age 61, of Honolulu, passed away May 4, 2012 at his home. Born March 30, 1951 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a driver for Aloha Transportation Services.

He is survived by wife, Manuela Lacar; sons, Rolly (Julienette) Lacar, Andrew Deuz; daughters, Rowena Lacar, Romelia Palting; father, Nemecio Lacar; brothers, Arsenio Lacar, Andres Lacar; sisters, Lucrecia Lista, Milagrina Lacar, Nena Pascua, Dolly Cooke; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 6/1 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Saturday 6/2 at St. John The Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Hon., Mass 8:30 a.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

RICHARD SOOKI CHUN

Posted On May 28th, 2012 -

RICHARD SOOKI CHUN, 91

Born June 5, 1920 in Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii, died May 2, 2012, in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a career military man, Maj. Richard S. Chun, USARet, served his country with distinction in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a highly decorated veteran, having been the recipient of many awards, including the coveted Legion of Merit. During his career, he also taught Korean at the Army Language School in Monterey. After retiring from the Army, he continued his government work with the National Security Agency. During the Vietnam War he made significant and innovative contributions for which he received commendations. His military and civilian careers took him and his family to Washington, DC, Virginia, Japan, California, Maryland, Okinawa, and Korea. He was an avid golfer. He loved the game and the camaraderie created throughout his playing days. He was the consummate host and entertainer, loved and admired by all whose lives he touched.

He was a loving husband to his late wife of 64 years, Frances, and father of the late Karen Chun Staub. He is survived by his, daughter Ginny Serikaku of Honolulu, son, Gregory Chun of Seattle, WA, and grandchildren, Sonia, Renee, and Richard Chun, and Dana [Ching] and Michele Serikaku, sister, Rose Lew of Honolulu, brother, Henry Shin of Orange County.

Committal service to be held private at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Evelyn Shizuno Kirihara

Posted On May 27th, 2012 -

EVELYN SHIZUNO KIRIHARA

Former owner of Hawaii Radiator and P.Y. Kirihara, Inc. passed away at age 100 on May 14, 2012 in Honolulu. She was born in Honaunau, Kona on March 25, 1912.

Evelyn was preceded in death by husband, Paul Kirihara. She is survived by children Herbert (Victoria) Kirihara, Ann (CAPT Henry, USN, RET) Rinnert and Gloria (Dr. Thomas) Tetzlaff of Louisville, CO; 9 Grandchildren & 6 Great grandchildren. Private services were held.

Bert W. Peterka

Posted On May 27th, 2012 -

BERT W. PETERKA

83, of Mililani, a Retired Lt. Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, and later the owner of Custom Golf Shop on South King St. passed away on July 15, 2011 at Tripler Medical Center.

He is survived by wife Taeko; sons Bert Jr. and Bret of Kailua; daughters Pam Kinkema and Patti Johnson in Texas; Lisa Hurton in Virginia; Ruriko Yocum in Missouri; brother Louis in California; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Born in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1927, he falsified his birth certificate and in 1943 enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 15. Serving in the Marine Raider Battalion of the Third Marine Division, he made the assaults on Guam in 1944 and Iwo Jima in 1945, receiving a Bronze Star and his first Purple Heart. During the Korean Conflict, he served at the Chosin Reservoir when the Chinese Army crossed the Yalu River and invaded Korea in 1950, where he received his second Purple Heart. Later, in 1968 he was the Exec Officer of a Battalion in the 3rd Marine Division operating north of Da Nang in South Vietnam where he received his second Bronze Star for Valor. After working for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his last tour of duty was in Hawaii where he retired in 1978.

In July, 1978 he started living the retirement we all dream of; he opened Custom Golf Shop, made friends, “worked” in his lifelong love of golf, and played golf at the Kaneohe Klipper 4 or 5 days a week for the next 33 years.

Forever a Marine, he was a loving husband, a wonderful and generous father, grandfather, great grandfather and a loyal friend to all he knew. We will always remember, and always miss him.

Full Military Services will be at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe on Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00 AM

Roselani Ma’a Hee

Posted On May 27th, 2012 -

ROSELANI
MA’A HEE

Wife, mother, tutu, auntie and friend, Roselani Ma’a Hee, 82, passed on April 30, 2012. She is survived by husband Charles; sons Clayton (Lynne) and Albert (Wendy); grandchildren Ho’o, Ka’ohu, Liko and Kupa’a; sister Hattie Luke; brothers James and Kenneth, and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grandnieces. Born and raised on Oahu, Roselani retired from Sheraton Hotels. At her request, private services were held with internment at the Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery. In lieu of donations, Roselani and the family request that you enjoy yourself. A life well lived. Pau for now. A Hui Hou.

Adrienne Wolf

Posted On May 27th, 2012 -

ADRIANNE WOLF

Wolf (Kelfer), Adrianne, age 68, of Apple Valley, formerly of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 21, 2012 after a long battle with myelofibrosis. Preceded in death by parents, Julius & Mina Kelfer. Survived by husband, Robert; step-daughter, Deborah (Kenneth) Hawkinson; step-grand-children, Nicholas and Sarah Hawkinson; sisters, Marsha (Van) Adamson and Elaine (Richard) Miller; nieces, Melanie (J.D.) Cooper, their sons, Garrett & Jaden, and Brandi Rowland, her son, Justin. Adrianne was born in San Antonio, TX, graduated from the University of Texas, and had a successful career with IBM. Graveside service was held Friday, May 25, 2012 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.. Memorials preferred to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at www.seattlecca.org.

CHARLES YOSEI NAKAMATSU

Posted On May 27th, 2012 -

CHARLES YOSEI NAKAMATSU

Age 91, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away May 7, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 17, 1920 in Ewa, Hawaii. A member of the Yonabaru Chojin Kai. A retired welder from the Plumber & Fitters Union Local 675.

He is survived by wife, Toyoko Nakamatsu; daughter, Lynn Nakamatsu; brothers, Thomas (Charlotte) Nakamatsu, Norbert Nakamatsu; sisters, Florence Sato, Charlotte Oshiro, Anna (Seikichi) Oshiro.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (June 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

EARL LLOYD HOLLINGSWORTH

Posted On May 27th, 2012 -

EARL LLOYD HOLLINGSWORTH

Age 82, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away April 14, 2012 in Mililani. Born November 19, 1929 in Atlanta, Kansas. Earl was retired from the Air Force –
Chief Master Sgt. He was a former Volkswagon of America Manager.

He is survived by wife, Betty Hollingsworth; sons, Clinton Hollingsworth of CA, Dean (Felice) Hollingsworth of CA; daughter, Karen (Wayne) Lockhart; sister, Betty Jo (Larry) Ankron of KS; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grand-child.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (May 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

FRANZ SHIRO MATSUO aka “MISTAH SAIMIN”

Posted On May 27th, 2012 -

FRANZ SHIRO MATSUO AKA “MISTAH SAIMIN”

Age 93, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away May 3, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 24, 1919 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Shiro was the owner and founder of Shiro’s Saimin Haven w/locations in Waimalu, Ewa Beach and Waipahu. He was a proud graduate of McKinley High School’s class of 1937 and was inducted to the McKinley High Wall of Honor and the McKinley High ROTC Wall of Honor. He was active in community service, giving motivational speeches to Senior Citizens’ Clubs statewide, to various elementary schools, Rotary Clubs and other organizations. He served as a chef for Governor Burns. He was one of the first cooking instructors at Kapiolani Community College. He was one of the original instructors for the Weed & Seed Program in Ewa Beach. In 2007, he was invited to speak at Japan’s Waseda University. In 2003, he was proudly recognized as a Statesman of Goodwill by Governor Linda Lingle.

For over 30 years, he penned hundreds of original poems and sayings which he published weekly in Dining Out.

He is survived by son, Alan (Theresa) Matsuo; daughter, Linda Matsuo & Aaron Lee; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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