Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category


Posted On January 4th, 2016 -

EVA L. (PURDY) KAHOONEI Age 71, of Waianae, HI, passed away December 2, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born November 1, 1944 in Honolulu, HI. She was a Homemaker. She is survived by daughters, Ivy (Tad) Muraoka, Shirley (David Keliiheleua) Aipa, U'i (George) Kaeha, Virgi (Shannon) Viernes, Venus (Zank) Bungo; sons, Wilbert "Kamaile" (Darnell) Kahoonei, Albert (Yvonne) Kahoonei, Phillip (Pualani) Kahoonei, Levardis (Ashley) Kahoonei, Ronnie Kahoonei; sister, Elizabeth Kama; brothers, Daniel (Rose-Tina) Punihaole, Clayton Akana, Eric "Jeepy" Purdy, Winston "Kimo" Purdy; 23 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Saturday (Jan. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Frank Rodrigues III

Posted On January 3rd, 2016 -

$nameCELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICES FRANK RODRIGUES III On December 14, 2015 our loving Father took Frank's hand guiding him to his everlasting home. The journey was sudden but we are comforted in the knowledge that Frank now sits with the Lord singing praises of worship with his melodic voice. Frank and his loving wife Connie shared 45 years of marriage and were blessed with a daughter, Dionne. Their hearts continue to be warmed and comforted by their many memories and Frank's life lessons. He is also survived by his sister, DaisyMae Clark, nieces and nephews and his beloved doggies Ewok and Muppet. Frank was a wonderful husband and proud father supporting Connie and Dionne in their dreams and ambitions. He saw Dionne graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute in June 2015 and always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. As Connie's right hand, he was always there to assist with errands and tasks allowing her to focus on her Real Estate career at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. Connie receiving her Aloha Aina Award is a testament to them both. Frank served our great nation and after returning home from Vietnam in the late 1960's worked in the construction industry. He was a foreman for Highway Construction Company for many years before retiring in 2002. Frank was an active participant at the Veterans Center in Kapolei where he helped support other Vietnam era veterans dealing with war-related issues like PTSD. He recently became a proud member of the Veteran of Foreign War and had the pleasure of attending their 2015 Christmas Luncheon the day before his passing. Frank enjoyed playing the guitar and ukulele while singing Hawaiian and Christian songs but his passion was being in the ocean. For the last several years, he made the trek from Makakilo to Diamond Head, where he made many wonderful friends. He loved the water, camaraderie, and definitely the lunches after a great beach session. Frank was a great friend to many. Relatives, friends, and neighbors could always count on him to lend and ear or helping hand. He always seemed to know exactly what to say and do. He would never say "no" when someone asked him for help, but he might ask you to wait a bit if it interfered with surfing. Frank's bright and welcoming smile and joyful disposition made others feel comfortable around him and he made new friends wherever he went. Frank will be sorely missed but has blessed the lives of many, both family and friends, with love, compassion, support, and joyful memories. Connie and Dionne know that Frank is with God, smiling down on all of the lives he touched making sure you were paying attention to his life lessons and saying "God loves you and I love you, but gosh there's no surfing in Heaven!" Celebration of Life Services to be held at the Borthwick Mortuary (Maunakea Chapel) on Saturday, Jan. 9th, 9:00am. Private burial services will be held on Monday, Jan. 11th, 11:00am at the National Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Maria “Camille” Stoebner

Posted On January 3rd, 2016 -

$nameMARIA CAMILLE STOEBNER July 21, 1939 - Dec. 16 2015 Resident of Honolulu, HI, passed away at Queens Medical Center. Camille was born and raised in Hong Kong BC. and graduated from Mary Knoll. Her family moved to California in 1959 were she met her husband in 1962. Later, in 1974 the family moved to Hawaii. She was one of five children born to the late Henry and Marie Rozario and was the beloved wife of Morrie Stoebner for over 52 years. Camille will forever be remembered by her devoted sisters Socorrin Pennington, Dorinda Lucey, Monique Mc Cormick and brother Anthony Rozario, Her children Michael Stoebner and Salina Vaughn, and her treasured grandchildren Charne Stoebner, Marina Stoebner, Alexis Stoebner, Michael Stoebner Jr, Sierra Vaughn, Crissia Vaughn, Jesslene Vaughn, Zatara Vaughn, Luke Vaughn, and Ace Vaughn along with countless other friends and family who were blessed to know her. Camille was a devoted and faithful wife and mother who lived for her family. Camille touched the lives of many people with her beautiful smile, and maintained her sense of humour all the way to the end. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, January 8th at 3PM at St Ann's Catholic church, Kaneohe followed by a celebration of life reception at 5PM at Oahu Country Club. Aloha attire. The family requests no flowers and all donations be sent to the Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation 1814 Liliha St, Honolulu, HI 96817 or Catholic Charities Hawaii 1822 Ke'eaumoku St, Honolulu Hi 96822.

Junedale Virginia Coleman aka Aunty Coleman

Posted On January 3rd, 2016 -

$nameJUNEDALE VIRGINIA COLEMAN AKA AUNTY COLEMAN July 5, 1929 - Dec. 5, 2015 Born in Honolulu My loving sister and friend passed away on December 5, 2015, at the age of 86. She retired from Detention Home after 43 years of loving service to children as a Specialist. All she ever wanted to do was to show the children there was another side of life than they knew. She loved all the boys and girls of Detention Home and always prayed for them. She was a very compassionate and loving sister and friend and will be terribly missed. She was always there when you needed her. As her sister (Jacque), I will dearly miss her loving smile and laughter we always shared. Junedale received 2 awards, Distinguished Service Award and a Certificate of Service Award. When you look up in the sky, she will be the brightest star in the sky. Good bye my dear sister and friend. She is survived by her brother, William Coleman (Pearl) and sister, Jacque Coleman and nieces and nephews and cousins. Services will be held at St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church on Saturday, January 9, 2016; visitation to begin at 8:30 a.m., Mass at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe at 11 a.m. God bless you, Junedale.


Posted On January 3rd, 2016 -

$nameWAYNE EARL COSTA, SR. November 17, 1943 - December 8, 2015 After a long battle, Wayne Earl Costa, Sr. passed away on December 8, 2015 at his home in Waianae. Wayne was born and raised in Kuliouou on his family's Waialae Nui Farm. Kuliouou was a tight-knit neighborhood and he considered his neighbors his extended family. At 19, he started Wayne's Dairy by purchasing 26 cows and milking them at his uncles Walter and Lawrence Carlos' Red Hill farm. At that time, Oahu had 50 small dairy farms. Over the next 40 years, Wayne's Dairy would relocate to Pupukea, Sunset Beach, Nanakuli and finally Lualualei Valley in Waianae. Wayne loved being a dairy farmer and Wayne's Dairy continued until he retired and made a last milk delivery on Dec. 25, 2002. By then, Wayne's Dairy had over 500 cows and was one of just two family owned dairy farms left on Oahu. He was a member of the 50th State Dairy Farmers Coop and served for many years on its Board of Directors. He was also a member of the Hawaii Farm Bureau, the Hawaii Cattleman's Association, the Pork Producers Coop and an original member of the Green Feed Cooperative. He was instrumental in writing the 1967 Hawaii Milk Control Act and worked on many political campaigns on behalf of Hawaii agriculture. He was most proud of his family, loved travelling and especially loved the San Francisco 49ers. He was famous for wearing 49er gear and attended many 49er games in San Francisco. He was so very happy to have recently attended two games with his entire family at the new Levi's Stadium. His grandfather owned racehorses in his youth and attending horseraces was another favorite pastime, especially at Hollywood Park and Golden Gate Fields in California. Wayne attended Star of the Sea School and St. Louis School. His father, Walter, and his four sons, Buddy (Roxanne) '85, Wayne '88, Thayne (Mandy) '90 and Dwayne (Selena) '94, also attended St. Louis. He has one daughter, Shantel (Scott) Burns a 1982 graduate of St. Francis School. In addition to his five children, his best friend and wife, Donna Mae, and 10 grandchildren, Travis, Shelby Burns, Jared (Ashley) Young, Cody, Spenser Burns, TJ "Thayne", Buddy, Hailey, Chloe and Theisen Wright and great granddaughter, Eliiana Young, survive him. His sister Gwendolynn Akau and his brother Dr. Bruce (Elaine) Costa of Utah also survive him. He was pre-deceased by his parents Walter and Hilda, and his beloved sister, Barbara "Peachie" Quitan. Two nieces, seven nephews and numerous aunties and cousins also survive him. He was a long time member of St. Rita Catholic Church-Nanakuli. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Rita, 89-318 Farrington Highway, on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Visitation 8:30-10:00 a.m., eulogy at 10:00 and Mass at 10:30. Lunch will follow at 12:00 at St. Rita. In lieu of flowers or monetary gifts, please consider donations in his name to Shriner's Hospital for Children - Honolulu, 1310 Punahou Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826.


Posted On January 3rd, 2016 -

MAXIMO ARTE R. CADELINIA Age 89, of Ewa, HI, passed away November 21, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 20, 1926 in Philippines. A former Marine veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the Ewa Plantation Oahu Sugar Company. He is survived by wife, Chrispina Cadelinia; sons, Errol (Lynne) Cadelinia, Alvin (Lynda) Cadelinia, Darrell (Lorena) Cadelinia, Neil (Mark) Cadelinia, Dave Cadelinia, Steven Cadelinia, Nolan (Cizette) Cadelinia; daughters, Mabel (Dave) Lubeck, Laurie (Shawn) Albin, Shellie (Shane) Kitchen; 17 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Thursday (Jan. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Friday (Jan. 8) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa). Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On January 3rd, 2016 -

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 11.28.13 AMLOUIS K. BUZZY AGARD JR. Louis Kruse ("Buzzy") Agard Jr. (91), son of Louis Kruse Agard and Aloie Maria Prestidge Agard of Kealia, Kauai, died in Honolulu on October 27, 2015. Born on February 25, 1924, Louis was a 1942 graduate of Kamehameha Schools. He attended the University of Redlands and served in the United States Army. Louis lived a life of aloha aina and onipaa, tending to bountiful fruit trees at his Kawailoa property, fishing for decades in Hawaiian waters and abroad, and teaching thousands about food propagation and fisheries conservation. He served for many years as a member of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and was instrumental in the creation of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. He recently updated his 1983 publication, Politics, Hawaiian Sandalwood Trees, and Hope, drawing broad community interest with a recently discovered expose of the US government's less than passive role in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. His love for the lahui and realizing Hawaiian independence were tireless efforts that he fought for with every fiber of his being. He served on numerous community service organizations and boards, including the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center Advisory Council, the Council of Hawaiian Organizations, the Native Hawaiian Study Commission, the Hawaiian Environmental Alliance (KAHEA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He was recently honored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) for a lifetime of work in support of his Hawaiian people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him as well as many who only knew of him and his work. Louis was predeceased by his wife, Irma Ruth Silva Agard. He is survived by his brother John, son Louis III (Carol), daughter Lesley (Ormond Hammond), grandchildren Louis K. Agard IV, Kekuni Agard, Adrian Agard and Kealakai Hammond, and great- grandchildren Joie, Alexus, and Jacob Agard, and Amaru Trujillo. Services will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary, 2233 Nuuanu Avenue, on January 13, 2016. Visitation at 4:30 pm, followed by services beginning at 6:00 pm. Refreshments to follow.


Posted On January 3rd, 2016 -

$namePHAIRIN KUALI'IKANA'AUAO HICKS Our beautiful daughter, went to be with our Lord and savior on November 27, 2015. She was born in Honolulu on January 9, 1996. Phairin was a sophomore at UH West O'ahu and a beloved judo sensei. She is survived by parents, Robert "Bobby" (Jaycine) Hicks; sister, Basia Hicks; brother, Kaizen Hicks; grandparents, Theodore L. (Yvonne) Chilson, Lincoln P. (Kapiolani "Dolly") Naiwi; numerous aunties, uncles, cousins & friends. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Jan 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Celebration of Life 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

John Francis McDermott

Posted On January 3rd, 2016 -

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 11.21.20 AMJOHN FRANCIS MCDERMOTT John "Jack" Francis McDermott died Dec 6, 2015 in his home in Honolulu. He was 85. Born in Hartford, CT Jack was a tenured professor of child psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before moving to Honolulu with his family in 1969 to help establish the UH School of Medicine and found its Department of Psychiatry where he served as Professor and Chair for 25 years. A voracious reader and world traveler Jack had an endless curiosity about people and history. He embraced Hawai`i's myriad cultures, making the understanding of social and cultural influences on mental health and treatment a core mission of his work locally, nationally and internationally. He was a gifted writer and speaker who wrote 12 books and hundreds of scientific papers along with popular analyses of films like Star Wars and the poet Emily Dickinson, and the book "Raising Cain (and Abel too): The Parents Book of Sibling Rivalry". He was Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and introduced child psychiatry to Indonesia, later heading the Child Psychiatry section of the World Psychiatric Association. But it is his great wit, wisdom and ready smile that will be missed most among friends and family around the world, and the countless psychiatrists he mentored. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sally, daughter Beth, son John and daughter-in-law Heather, his three grandchildren Piper, Jack and Phoebe, and two siblings, brother Ted McDermott of Grosse Pointe MI and Father Martin McDermott of Beirut, Lebanon. A memorial service for Jack will be held Sunday Jan 10 at 3 p.m. at St Clements Episcopal Church with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to JABSOM's endowed professorship in psychiatry may be made at McDermott.


Posted On January 3rd, 2016 -

$nameROBERT BOBBY M. KUSANO Age 70, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 11, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born August 15, 1945 in Kohala, HI. Robert was retired from the Hawaii Newspaper Agency. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by wife, Hatsue M. Kusano; sons, Brian Kusano, Kelvin Kusano, Edwin (Tomie) Kusano; 4 brothers, 1 sister; 3 grandchildren. Private services were held.

Florence Yasue Miyashiro Hamamura

Posted On January 2nd, 2016 -

FLORENCE YASUE MIYASHIRO HAMAMURA Age 93, a retired BJ's Fashion garment cutter, died peacefully at Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Janis K. (Roy) Yamamoto. Her daughter-in-law Naomi and granddaughter Nicole also survive her. She was pre- deceased by her husband Clarence Takeo and her sons Wayne T. and Erwin T. Hamamura. She is also survived by her sister Gladys Michiye Oshiro and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation 2-3 p.m. with services to begin at 3 p.m. Casual attire.


Posted On January 2nd, 2016 -

NORA SATOE SHIRAISHI Age 98 of Honolulu. Passed peacefully on December 18, 2015. She was born in Kohala. Her husband John preceded her in death. She is survived by her son; David (Sylvia); daughter, Nancy Kusuda (Richard); grandchildren, Lori Kato (Alan), Nicole Shiraishi (James Yatsushiro), Ryan Kusuda (Julie), Sherilyn Luke (Kylie), Jenny Kawakami (Chad); great-grandchildren, Joshua & Allison Kusuda, Camden & Kella Luke, Kaci & Chelsea Kawakami. We will truly miss her. Private services held.


Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

$nameMARY SANCHEZ SUPEBEDIA Age 97, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 2, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born July 11, 1918 in Ewa, HI. Retired from California Packing Corporation. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph L. Supebedia. She is survived by son, Joseph "Mike" (Roberta) Supebedia; daughters, Julie M. Rawlins, Geri Minaya; step-daughters, Dorothy (Walter) Davis, Marie Hurtado; brothers, Jimmy Millan, Steven Millan; sisters, Josephine Pinto, Bernice Millan; 7 grand- children; 11 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (Jan 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

STANLEY HIN CHIN YOUNG Stanley Hin Chin Young passed away on 12/17/15. Stan was born on 5/16/47 in Honolulu, HI & grew up in Palama. He graduated from St. Louis, attended UH & earned bachelor's & law degrees from Gonzaga University. During his career, he worked at Prosecutor's Office, Corp Counsel, AG's Office, and HI Comm Dev Authority. Stan was a dedicated husband and loving father & grandpa. He enjoyed spending time with family and going out to lunch & dinner with friends. He is survived by wife, Sandra Young; daughters Laurie Young (Sidney) Komatsu & Janna (Jamie) Young; and grand- children Lana & Noah Komatsu. Service will be held at Borthwick Mortuary on 1/4/16, 10:30 visitation, 11:30 service.


Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

BERNARDINO SONNY DIAZ PACLEB Age 78, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 6, 2015 in Honolulu. Born December 10, 1936 in Honolulu. He is survived by brother, Pedro (Frida) Pacleb; sister, Mildred Pacleb. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (Jan. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 7:00 p.m. Burial will take place in the Philippines at a later date. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Maile Asing Semitekol

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

$nameMAILE ASING SEMITEKOL MO'OLELO O KA MEA 'AKAHI NO A MAKE Maile Asing Semitekol passed away peacefully at home following a full and well lived life at the age of 86 in Palm Springs California. Born in Haena, Kauai on September 25, 1929, an 'olelo Hawaii manaleo (native Hawaiian language speaker), she was well known as Hawaii Visitors Bureau Kauai's Ambassador of Aloha. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, Robert "Uncle Bob" Semitekol; mother, Aney Chong Hing and father, William Ulrich Asing; Tutu wahine, Puaokina Hailama and Tutu kane, Alika William Hailama; and brothers, Wayne and Elwood Asing. She is survived by her son, Warren (Pamela) Asing, and daughter, Kathleen Pua (Donn Shigeta) Chin; seven grandsons (Kaumaka (Elvie), Kalei (Colena), Kahele (Taira) Asing; Keola Semitekol of San Francisco; Daniel Kaui Chin, Kaipo (Patricia) Chin, and Kaleo Hauata); and 13 great grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Kaipo (Pat) Asing of Kauai, and John (Kanani) Asing, and sister, Mapuana Guzman both of Oahu; other siblings, Ellarene Yasuhara, Sylvia Ing, Arlene Kamoe, Maydell Morgan, and Hogarth Asing of Oahu; and numerous nieces and nephews. Maile attended the University of Hawaii and Columbia University (New York) where she graduated with a Masters Degree in Psychology. Her love and passion for her island home and its people was exhibited through her work as a social worker, teacher and finally, HVB Executive Director of Kauai for 43 years. She helped numerous film makers as the Kauai liaison that resulted in movies like Castaway Cowboy, The Hawaiians; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Fantasy Island; Behold Hawaii, Islands in the Stream; and King Kong to name a few. She was the recipient of many awards and testimonials during her life-long career with HVB; Kauai's Living Treasure, Kaumualii Award; Na Wahine Hanohano Award; HVB Maile Award; and resolutions from Governor Ben Cayatano; State of House of Representatives, State Senate and Kauai County Council. By far, her proudest achievement was the founding of the annual Prince Kuhio Festival on Kauai. It was here she always sought to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian values and culture. For this she was chosen by the Kauai Museum to receive the "Living Treasure" award. Maile was best known for her gracious and charming disposition, dazzling smile and trademark spider lily flower. A dedicated and stalwart leader in her community, she had a radiance that embodied her unique spirit and warm Hawaiian hospitality. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be sorely missed but forever loved in the hearts of her family and all those whose lives she touched in the way only Aunty Maile could. Services will be held at Waioli Hui'ia Church, Hanalei, Kauai on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Visitation at 10:00am, service at 11:00am, pa'ina at Waipa to follow after a brief memorial at Hanalei Bay. The family requests no floral arrangements please but lei and loose flowers are welcome.


Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

THOMAS T. KANETAKE Resident of Mountain View, California. Tomoo, age 85, passed away peacefully on 12/22/15. Tomoo is survived by his loving wife, Sachi, of 57 years; his sons, Stephen and Craig (Aggie); his daughters, Leila (Glenn) and Lisa (Charles); his grand- children, Sierra, Dylan, Casey, Shannon, Emily, and Audrey; his sisters, Grace Nakamura (John), Beatrice Pung (David), and Mitsue Cook (Michael); his brother, Bob Kanetake; and many nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, Chozen and Alice Kanetake; his brothers, Clement Kanetake and Carl Kanetake (Cynthia); and his grandson, Brandon Kanetake. A Private Memorial service will be held at a later date in Hawaii according to his wishes. The family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.


Posted On December 30th, 2015 -

$nameHORACE KIYOTO TAKATSUKA Age 77, of Kaneohe, passed away peacefully at his home on December 25, 2015. Born in Honolulu. He was the retired owner of AA Termite Company. Horace is survived by wife, Janet; sons, Keith (companion, Vicki Simkin), Kevin; daughter, Kim (Donald) Kobayashi; grand- children, Bryan, Cody, Kelli Ann Kobayashi, Bree ann (Justin) Jeffcoat; brother, Larry; and his pet dogs, Coco and Boots. Memorial service 4 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Toho No Hikari Church (3510 Nuuanu Pali Drive). Family requests that casual attire be worn.


Posted On December 30th, 2015 -

TAKEKO O. SATO December 9, 2015 Takeko O. Sato, 95, of Honolulu, retired from Kuakini Medical Center, also formerly with S.H. Kress & Co. - Hilo and Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She was predeceased by husband Akira Sato and son Melvin. She is survived by son Earl, daughter Ellen (Randall Lum) Sato-Lum, daughter-in-law Sigrid, and grandchildren Amy (Bruce) Tylock, and Andrew Lum. Private services were held.


Posted On December 30th, 2015 -

MARIAN NOBUKO KOBATAKE Age 91, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 26, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 20, 1924 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. Retired from Leeward Community College. She is survived by sons, Clyde (Sarah) Kobatake, Kelvin Kobatake; daughter, Suzanne (Katsuhiro Ishige) Kobatake; brothers, Ritsuo Tamura, Ralph Tamura; sister, Mieko Kinoshita; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Private Services.

Dr. Leonard J. Kryston

Posted On December 30th, 2015 -

DR. LEONARD J. KRYSTON Dr. Leonard J. Kryston, 78, died December 21, 2015 at Straub Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Rosalie, sisters Adele Krokes and Carolyn Kryston-Morales and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins. He was born and educated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania having graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School and St. Joseph's college and receiving his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine. His residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology were completed at Hahnemann Medical College where he conducted research in diabetes and published extensively. He was Board certified in both specialties and was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. For many years he practiced his specialties at Pennsylvania Hospital and was on the clinical faculty of The University of Pennsylvania. Since 1998 he practiced at Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu Hawaii and did clinical teaching at John Burns School of Medicine. He was an accomplished artist and enjoyed travel, golf and fishing. Services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to


Posted On December 30th, 2015 -

MARIA BATALLONES JULIAN Age 62, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 12, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born September 20, 1953 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Jack In The Box, Kapolei. She is survived by husband, Lazaro J. Julian, Jr.; son, Joel (Pinky) Julian; daughters, Marie Grace (Roldan) Frilde, Jackie Julian; sisters, Rosita B. (Irenio) Lucaten, Rogelia B. Cu, Mercedes M. Batallones; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Jan 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Burial will take place in Philippines at a later date. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Deborah Bocken

Posted On December 30th, 2015 -

$nameNOTICE OF CELEBRATION OF LIFE A Celebration of Life for Deborah Bocken will be held at Oahu Country Club on January 10, 2016 at 11:00am.


Posted On December 30th, 2015 -

BENIGNO MACARANAS Age 90, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 1, 2015 in Waipahu. Born November 22, 1925 in Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by wife, Remedios O. Macaranas; sons, Benjamin Macaranas, German Macaranas, Joe (Lita) Macaranas, Mario (Gabbie) Macaranas; daughters, Amy Macaranas, Ricamel Rose Macaranas; step-son, Dennis (Madona) Mendoza, step- daughters, Suzette (Noel) Gaviola, Rosemarie Mendoza; 13 grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Monday (Jan. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Jan. 5) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On December 29th, 2015 -

GERALD KALANI NAPOLEON, SR. Age 81, of Ocean View, HI, passed away December 13, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 21, 1934 in Kawaihau, Kauai, HI. He was a retired electrician for the U.S. Department of Defense at Schofield Barracks. He is survived by wife, May Maile Napoleon; sons, Gerald K. (Vanessa) Napoleon, Jr., Daniel K. Napoleon, Spencer J.K. (Barbara) Napoleon; daughter, Norynn A.L.N. (Jeffrey) Fivekiller; brothers, Francis H. (Rosalie) Napoleon, Robert (Lynn) Napoleon, Wallace (Geraldine) Mau; sisters, Barbara Wheeler, Elaine Mau; 14 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Committal service 1:00 p.m. Monday (Jan 4) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual Attire.


Posted On December 28th, 2015 -

YURIKO FUJIOKA Age 85, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 23, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born March 13, 1930 in Manazuru, Japan. She was a retired personal lines underwriter for First Insurance Company and a personal shopper for Macy's. She is survived by husband, George I. Fujioka; daughters, Frances Yamada, Kay (Victor) Monis, Jr.; brother, Yasuo (Sumiye) Yorimoto; sisters, Nobuko (Yasuo) Saeki, Kazuko (Yoshiro) Morita; grandchildren, Matthew Yamada, Mitchell Yamada, Erika Monis, Patrick Monis. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Sunday (Jan. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Stanley Benton Snodgrass

Posted On December 27th, 2015 -

STANLEY BENTON SNODGRASS Age 90, passed peacefully at home on December 5, 2015. As a member of "The Greatest Generation", Stan served in the U.S. Navy in Korea and aboard the U.S.S. Alabama during WWII. He retired as a Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman in 1963. Stan spent his civilian career in healthcare administration at Hale Makua Maui, Convalescent Center of Honolulu, and as President, CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii from which he retired. At the age of 56 he earned his master's degree in Public Health at UH. He authored "Bugchasers of Egypt", a memoir of that country's 1948 cholera epidemic. Known to his friends and family as an avid reader, excellent cook, husband, father, grandfather. Stan's booming laugh and mischievous smile will be missed. Stan was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Fran, and is survived by daughters Nancy Tyau (Sheldon), Dani Kroll, and Sandy Poffenberger (Paul). Grandchildren are Allyn Tyau Sim (Taylor), Erin Tyau, and Ty and Jess Kroll, and Great-grandsons Taylor Joseph and Jacob Stanley Sim. A short memorial service followed by internment will be held at The National Cemetery of the Pacific on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

Karen Mina Kimura

Posted On December 27th, 2015 -

$nameKAREN MINA KIMURA Karen Mina Kimura of Kaneohe Hawaii, died on December 21, 2015 at 70 years of age. Born on August 17, 1945 and raised in Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Married to Michael Hillis on October 13, 2012. Baptized into the Christian Faith on December 18, 2015. Her passions included traveling, nature, healing practices, spiritual studies, and loving those around her. Survived by husband Michael Hillis, parents Kongo and Sueko Kimura, brother Bruce Kimura, sisters Laraine Yasui and Christine Kimura, son and daughter-in-law Kazu and Audrey Hernandez, and grand- children Skye, Angel, and Brayden Hillis, and Azlyn, Ailah, and Aulia Hernandez. Services to be held at Kailua Beach Park on Saturday January 2, 2016 at 9:00 am, casual attire. See website at for more information.

Romana Pascual Lucas

Posted On December 26th, 2015 -

ROMANA PASCUAL LUCAS Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away November 29, 2015 in Honolulu. Born February 19, 1921 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons, Eli (Priscilla V.) Lucas, Nestor Lucas, Marlon (Emily G.) Lucas; daughter, Rachel (Rodrigo) De Lara; sister, Lucrecia Simon; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grand- children. Visitation 8:15 a.m. Tuesday 12/29 at St. Teresa Co-Cathedral, 712 N. School St. Mass 9:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On December 26th, 2015 -

JEAN TERANISHI YOUNG Jean Teranishi Young, age 88, of Apple Valley, Minnesota and formerly of Wahiawa, passed away on November 7, 2015. She is survived by sons Mike (Tammy) and Jack, grand- children Rachel and Jacob and brother Satoru. She is predeceased by husband Sau Kong, brothers James, Haruo and Shigemi and sister Clara. A private service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on December 29, 10:30 AM. Casual attire. No flowers.

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