Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LILA WATUMULL SAHNEY

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

LILA WATUMULL SAHNEY

Age: 88. Born: Honolulu, T.H. Mother: Ellen Jensen Watumull Father: Gobindram Jhamandas Watumull

Lila Sahney was a pioneering business woman in the fields of merchandising and fashion. After attending the Prince School of Retailing at Simmons College in Boston, she was a buyer for the Watumull Stores in Hawaii, as well as significantly contributing to the Hawaiian apparel industry. In the mid 1950s she went to India where she opened the first Indian ready to wear boutique in New Delhi and where she met her late husband, Brij Lal Sahney. After their marriage she retired from the fashion industry. While living in New Delhi, India, she was a successful author of an Indian cookbook, From my Indian Kitchen, she was a leader in the New Delhi American Woman’s Club and Chairwoman of the New Delhi Flower Show. She participated in numerous philanthropic & community activities in India and Hawaii. As Chairman of the Watumull Foundation, created by her late father G.J. Watumull, she oversaw the foundation’s activities which included providing scholarships to graduate & post doctoral scholars from India for study in the USA, drilling tube wells in water challenged areas of India, producing oral histories of prominent people in Hawaii (housed at the University of Hawaii), to name a few. Lila Sahney was a staunch member of Punahou School centennial class of 1941. An active contributor of Indian art to the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Lila Sahney worked continuously to bridge East and West. She is survived by her daughter, Sheela (Ashu) Sondhi, son, Gobind (Lisa) Sahney and three grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at The Pacific Club, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. The family has requested that no flowers be sent.

ROBIN EDMUND LEE

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

ROBIN EDMUND LEE

Age 63, Kahana, Maui, passed away January 3, 2012 in Kahana. Born June 9, 1948 in Kahuku, Hawaii. Robin was from Kaa’awa, Oahu. He was a 1966 graduate of Kahuku High School. He was a Vietnam Veteran on the Mike Boats, Commercial Fisherman, retired fire captain of the Honolulu Fire Department and a black coral diver with Maui Divers.

He is survived by wife, Victoria A. Lee; sons, Edmund K. Lee, Robin H. Lee, Victor K. Lee; daughters, Keanani C. Custodio (Riel), Ke’alohi M. Lee, Aulani V. Lee; sister, Susan H. Lee; 2 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 24) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers Welcome.

CALVIN “KAPPY” KAPENA BAKER

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

CALVIN “KAPPY” KAPENA BAKER

Age 42, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 26, 2011 in Honolulu. Born November 9, 1969 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Calvin was a former employee of UNITEK Sand Island.

He is survived by mother, Lucille L. Kapowai-Baker; brother, John (Wendy) Baker; sisters, Johnnell (Leonard) Wong, Lisa (Evi) Tuli of CA, Debbie Kaeo of CA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles & aunts.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (January 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Harold “Iggy” Ige

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

HAROLD “IGGY” IGE
10/25/1941 – 01/04/2012

Age 70, of Haleiwa, rode his last wave on January 4th, and went to be with the Lord while doing what he loved most – playing in the ocean.

For those who knew him professionally, Harold was a master craftsman, legendary shaper, and innovative designer in his life-long profession. His legacy will live on in the thousands of boards he shaped with passion and precision.

For those who were fortunate to know him personally, Harold was soft-spoken, humorously honest, gentle and generous. He savored life deeply and fully, and lived his life reflecting his faith and love for the Lord in all he did. Those he left behind know he was welcomed into Heaven with the words “Well done”.

Harold is survived by his beloved wife, Susan Mary; daughter Kerry Renee Ige Krause, son-in-law Glenn, and grandson Gabriel; daughter Katrina Danielle Ige Parrish, son-in-law Christopher; sisters Shizuko, Michiko, Tamaye and
Patricia; brother James Ige; nieces and nephews.

Please join us in a celebration of Harold’s life at Haleiwa Beach Park on January 28th, 8:00 a.m. A paddle out will follow, and he will be returned to the ocean he loved.

Aloooha, Harold. We love you. A hui hou kakou.

PEGGY YUKIKO IHA

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

PEGGY YUKIKO IHA

Age 80, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 9, 2012 in Pearl City. Born January 4, 1932 in Fukuoka, Japan. Peggy was a part time Japanese Teacher at the Pearl City Hongwanji and the Momilani Elementary School.

She is survived by husband, Larry F. Iha; daughter, Naomi (Steven) Suto; sons, Alvin Iha, Mike Iha, Paul (Christabel) Iha; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday (January 27) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.); Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

MAURICE E. “RED” FULCHER

Posted On January 22nd, 2012 -

MAURICE E. “RED” FULCHER

Age 81, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 17, 2011 in Honolulu. Born June 19, 1930 in Genoa, CO. Maurice was a crew member of the B29-57th Air Recon. Weather Squadron. He was formerly employed by Hawaiian Airlines and Hawaiian Telephone Company.

He is survived by wife, Eleanor Fulcher; sons, Michael (Pamela) Fulcher of TX, Thomas Fulcher; daughter, Ann (Richard) Kearns of WA; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grand-children.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (January 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

HAROLD “HAL” PANG LAGMAY

Posted On January 21st, 2012 -

HAROLD “HAL” PANG LAGMAY

Age 63, of Los Banos, CA, passed away December 9, 2011 in Los Banos, CA. Born in Honolulu, HI. Purchasing Agent for Joseph Gallo Farms, Atwater, CA. Farrington High School, Class of 1966

Survivors: Wife of 40 years: Margie Lagmay (Los Banos, CA), Daughter: Amy Verity (Fullerton, CA), Son-in-law: Michael Verity, Grandsons: Ryan & Jack Verity, Brothers: Phillip Lagmay (Honolulu, HI) and Gene Lagmay (Ewa Beach, HI).

Scattering of ashes at 8 a.m. at Waikiki Beach behind the Duke’s statue. Memorial lunch to follow at 9:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 2933 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki. Casual attire. No flowers, please. Contributions can be made to Memorial Hospital Los Banos’s Foundation, c/o Michelle Marchese, in memory of Harold “Hal” Lagmay, 520 West I St., Los Banos, CA 93635.

IRENE ROSETTA ELSTON

Posted On January 21st, 2012 -

IRENE ROSETTA
ELSTON

Age 97, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 29, 2011 in Aiea. Born May 20, 1914 in Bryn Mawr, PA. A member of the Waipahu Neighborhood Board for 30 years, past president of Waipahu Neighborhood Improvement Association and member of Waipahu Community Association.

She is survived by son, Halford B. Elston (Darlene); and grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

GUMERSINDO MARTINEZ ATANIS

Posted On January 21st, 2012 -

GUMERSINDO MARTINEZ ATANIS

Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 20, 2011 in Honolulu. Born January 13, 1924 in Vigan Ilocos Sur, Philippines. U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by wife, Normita C. Atanis; sons, Rogelio (Catherine) Atanis, Gumersindo (Fe) Atanis, Rolando Atanis, William Lagandaon Atanis; daughter, Evangeline Lagandaon Pangilinan; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (January 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (January 26) at St Joseph Church; Mass 11:15 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome .

ROBERT T. HIRAYAMA

Posted On January 21st, 2012 -

ROBERT T. HIRAYAMA

Age 89, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away December 24, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born July 12, 1922 in Mokuleia, Hawaii. A World War II Veteran of the US Army 442nd Regimental Combat Team K Company. A retired heavy equipment inspector at Schofield Barracks.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn Hirayama; sons, Lloyd (Betsy Ann) Hirayama of CA, Wayne (Marcy) Hirayama, Ralph Hirayama of IL, Arnold (Linda) Hirayama; 4 grandchildren; brothers, Hiroshi (Janet) Hirayama of CA, Thomas (June) Hirayama, Ted (Joyce) Hirayama of CA, Isao (Lynn) Hirayama of CA; sister, Harriet Shimamoto of NV; sister-in-law, Frances Hirayama of CA.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MAMIE PABLIN SABIHON

Posted On January 21st, 2012 -

MAMIE PABLIN SABIHON

Mamie Pablin Sabihon passed away on January 16, 2012 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, California at the age of 91. She was born on April 15, 1920 in Oahu, Hawaii in area near Schofield Barracks what was then called Leilehua Village. Raised in Brodie II, a Hawaiian Pineapple Camp, Mamie was a long time resident of Wahiawa. Her family relocated to Southern California in July 1967. Mamie graduated from Leilehua High School, Class of 1938, was an avid bowler and retired from J.C. Penny’s Corporation in 1986. Widow of the late Stanley Sabihon, she is survived by her four daughters Winona (Cliff) Lane (4 children and 13 grandchildren), Gylene (Rod) Ornellas (2 children and 1 grandchild), Alison (Mickey) Shimabukuro (2 children and 1 grandchild), Christine Sabihon (2 children), one son Darrell (Ellen) Sabihon (2 children and 4 grandchildren), and brother Cyril Pablin who now resides in the Philippine Islands. Mamie was blessed with twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren and is known as “Granny” by all. Online condolences: www.holy crossmortuary.com

JOSEFA “NANA SEPA” JULIAN MIGUEL

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

JOSEFA “NANA SEPA” JULIAN MIGUEL

Age 86, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away December 24, 2011 in Haleiwa. Born December 19, 1925 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by daughter, Jofel (AJ) Curtis; son, Joseph (Raychelle) Miguel; 7 grand-children; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ambrocio (Pat) Julian, Rodolfo Julian; sister, Juliana Sison.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (January 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Wednesday (January 25) at St Roch Church; (56-350 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SISTER MARIE THERESE HICKEY, SS.CC.

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

SISTER MARIE THERESE HICKEY, SS.CC.

79, of Honolulu, died January 11, 2012 at the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born Therese Marie in Honolulu on September 30, 1932, attended St. Anthony School (Kalihi Kai), St. Theresa School and Farrington High School. She worked briefly as a secretary for St. Patrick (Kaimuki), then joined the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts in 1952. For 32 years, Sister served in school and parish ministry at St. Patrick and Maria Regina, Garden, Ca. primarily teaching Second Grade as well as coordinating the religion program. She prepared her pupils in school and in the parish CCD classes to receive their First Communion. In 1995, Sister was assigned to St. Anthony Retreat Center, Kalihi, where she provided hospitality for retreatants and distributed altar bread to parishes. Sr. Marie Therese is survived by sister, Esther (Solomon) Paakaula; hanai brother, John Gomes; hanai sister, Marie Olsen of Maui, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan 24) St. Patrick Church; 10:30 a.m. Remembrances/Eulogy; 11:30 a.m. Funeral Mass; burial 1:00 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park.

FLORENTINA “TINANG” LUNA TAGACA

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

FLORENTINA “TINANG” LUNA TAGACA

Age 80, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2011 in Aiea. Born November 17, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from Honolulu International Airport. Member of Badoc Pinili Aid Association of Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Mariano Tagaca Jr., Billamor Tagaca, Keone “Kahimohala” (Dawn) Tagaca; daughters, Pearla Tagaca, Gloria Yanaga; 8 grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence Luna, Jimmy Luna, Frankie Luna.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HILDA M. MARTIN

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

HILDA M. MARTIN

Age 96, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away January 11, 2012 in Kapolei. Born February 1, 1915 in Madison County, Iowa. She followed the rainbow to Hawaii to enjoy her remaining years with her daughter. She was a lifetime member of Nanaikapono Hawaiian Civic Club.

She is survived by daughters, Helene Grgurich, Phyllis (John) Grimmond of NE; 30 grandchildren; 52 great-grand-children; 7 great-great-grand-children; caregivers, Anie Decierdo, Connie Catacutan, Thelma Remotap.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24) at St. Rita Catholic Church (89-318 Farrington Hwy., Nanakuli); Rosary 6:30 p.m., Mass 7:00 p.m. Burial to take place in Nebraska.

JEAN JACKSON

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

JEAN JACKSON
January 15, 2012

Jean Jackson, 98, of Honolulu died peacefully at Pohai Nani, having lived a full life. Born and raised in New York City, she raised her family in Alpine New Jersey together with husband Hugh Jackson, President of the Better Business Bureau of Greater New York City. Prior to moving to Hawaii in 1974, Jean was a leader in community affairs, including serving as the founder and first director of the Volunteer Bureau of Bergen County, New Jersey. She was known in Honolulu as an avid golfer and a volunteer extraordinaire, honored in 2000 by the American Red Cross for its Everyday Hero Award for her work at the Community Clearinghouse and Helping Hands Hawaii. Jean is survived by daughters Pam Isayama and Pat Lipman, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren,. There will be an Evening of Shared Memories at the Isayama home in Kaneohe on January 25.

DIANE H. FUNG

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

DIANE H. FUNG

Age 65, of Kaneohe, passed away on December 24, 2011. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired teacher for the DOE at Red Hill Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Aaron; son, Tristan; daughters, Chloe (Alex) Rista, Loren (Shane) Watanuki and Tiffany (Andrew) Phillips; ten grandchildren; mother, Elsie Hataye and sister Carolyn (Stephen) Kawahara.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church; memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

ANGELINA “ANGIE” CAYETANO

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

ANGELINA “ANGIE” CAYETANO

Age 77, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away December 23, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born August 2, 1934 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Allen Cayetano, Alton “Butchie Boy” Cayetano; daughters, Vanessa (John) Rabago, Verna (Miguel) Cayetano, Verena Cayetano, Vina Cayetano; brothers, Miguel “Mike” Toledo, Marcelino Mac” (Sue) Magalianes, Saturino “Tony” (Janet) Magalianes; sister, Neves (Frank) Galbiso; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (January 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 24) at St Joseph Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Stanley Shigemi Yamamoto

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

STANLEY SHIGEMI YAMAMOTO

77, of Honolulu, an army veteran, and a retired general contractor and owner of A-1 Hydro Mechanics Corporation, International Masons, Paddock Pools Hawaii, and other subsidiary companies, died January 4, 2012 at Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Henrietta B. I. (Au) Yamamoto; sister, Barbara Yamamoto; sons, Jason Yamamoto and Jeffrey Yamamoto; and daughters, Tracy Yamamoto and Sandra Yamamoto.

He is a graduate of the McKinley High School class of 1952. He loved deep-sea fishing and was a member of the Leeward Trollers Fishing Club. He also received his heart transplant 21 years ago from St. Francis Medical Center.

A celebration of his life will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Saturday (January 21). Visitation at 9:00 a.m. and Services at 10:00 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Shigemi Yamamoto

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

STANLEY SHIGEMI YAMAMOTO

77, of Honolulu, an army veteran, and a retired general contractor and owner of A-1 Hydro Mechanics Corporation, International Masons, Paddock Pools Hawaii, and other subsidiary companies, died January 4, 2012 at Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Henrietta B. I. (Au) Yamamoto; sister, Barbara Yamamoto; sons, Jason Yamamoto and Jeffrey Yamamoto; and daughters, Tracy Yamamoto and Sandra Yamamoto.

He is a graduate of the McKinley High School class of 1952. He loved deep-sea fishing and was a member of the Leeward Trollers Fishing Club. He also received his heart transplant 21 years ago from St. Francis Medical Center.

A celebration of his life will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Saturday (January 21). Visitation at 9:00 a.m. and Services at 10:00 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

PATRICIA TIU

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Jesus said, ” Let not your heart be troubled. I have prepared a place for you, that where I am, there you may be also,” John 14:1-3. PATRICIA TIU

Age 86, beloved wife of William (pre-deceased), mother of Joe (Barbara), Ester (Bob) Schumacher, Dany (pre-deceased), Al (Judy), Ginny Tiu (Daniel), Vicky (Ben) Cayetano, Elizabeth (Gavin) Morisada, Tony (Rex), and Donald.

Loving grandmother to Eric, Jennifer, Andrew, Joey, Marissa, William, Megan, George, Corbin, Tommy, Van (pre-deceased), and great-grandmother to Bryan, Enrique, Jose, Sofia and Alana.

She is also survived by brother Kim Seng, and sisters Hui Lan and Hui Hun, brothers-in- law George (Katherine) and Paquito Tiu, and sister-in-law, Juanita (George) Eufemio, and many beloved nephews and nieces.

We thank our many dear friends for their invaluable support, her doctors and the staff at Queen’s Medical Center and Kahala Nui for their wonderful care of Mom.

Memorial Service at Makiki Church, 829 Pensacola Street, Sunday, January 22, 2012. Visitation Begins at 2:30 PM. Service at 3:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mom’s memory, to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

We are forever grateful to have been blessed with such a loving and caring mother, who was kind and gracious to the end. We treasure her in our hearts, and her faith and her smile will continue to light up our lives.

“ESTHER” CHISATO ONOUYE

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

“ESTHER” CHISATO ONOUYE

Age 88, of Pearl City, passed away December 3, 2011 in Honolulu. Born April 26, 1923 in Pearl City, Hawaii.

She is survived by son, Richard (Takako) Onouye; brother, Masami (Ellen) Komatsu; sister, Janet (Kenneth) Kato; two grand-children; five great-grand-children; many nephews, aunts and cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 1/21 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Dr. Goro Uehara

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

DR. GORO UEHARA

Passed away peacefully at his home in Honolulu on January 2, 2012. Dr. Uehara was born in Hawi camp 17 on the North Kohala coast of the Island of Hawaii on November 7, 1928. Upon graduation from high school he attended the University of Hawaii, earning his tuition as a houseboy. After graduating in 1951 from U.H. with a degree in agriculture, he entered the U.S. Army and served his country during the Korean conflict. Upon his honorable discharge from active duty in 1953, Dr. Uehara went back to the University of Hawaii where he earned his Masters in Soil Science in 1956. Three years later, Dr. Uehara completed his Ph.D on soils at Michigan State University. After returning home to the islands, he began a fifty year tenure at the University of Hawaii, initially as an assistant soil scientist and soon thereafter as a full professor.
Dr. Uehara’s career spanned decades, his work crossing international boundaries worldwide. He helped direct the Soil Management Collaborative Research Support Project assisting farmers in impoverished countries such as East Timor and helping train young scientists around the world. His work on computer-based crop growth simulation software will be a lasting legacy. More recently, Dr. Uehara’s interest turned towards research into renewable biofuels and other alternative energy projects. Over the years, he was honored with fellowships in multiple academic societies, was selected by the National Academy of Sciences to participate in the US-China distinguished Scholar Exchange Program, and was named Scientist of the Year in 1993 by the Honolulu Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation. In spite of his many accomplishments, Dr. Uehara never moved far from his roots as a Kohala farm boy. He spent much of his spare time in his garden, bringing his research into his own backyard. Dr. Uehara is survived by his wife Carolyn; sons Keith (Lea) Uehara and Jeffrey Uehara; daughters Sandra (David) Oda and Deanna (Blaine) Kimura; brothers Masaichi Uehara and Sueo Uehara; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:00 p.m. Inurnment services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 27 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

AMY MUI FAH CHOY WONG

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

AMY MUI FAH CHOY WONG

Age 67, of Honolulu, passed away December 13, 2011 in Manoa. Born August 20) 1944. Graduate of Saint Francis Convent School (1962), Chaminade University of Honolulu (1966 – Bachelor of Arts in education); Loyola University University of Los Angeles (1972 – Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance). She began her teaching career in Los Angeles
before returning to Hawaii to teach Social Studies at ‘Ilima Intermediate. She then worked as a counselor at Red Hill and Queen Ka’ahumanu Elementary, from which she retired in 2002. After retiring from the DOE she continued to serve Hawaii’s youth as a part-time teacher at Kaewai Elementary. Amy was a member of the Wong Kong Har Tong Society.

She is survived by husband William King Cho Wong, son Matthew Wong, daughter Christy (Scott) Yee; brothers Gilbert Choy, Daniel Choy, Ralph (Genny) Choy of Long Beach, CA; sister Doris (Richard) Tachera; nieces and nephews.

Visitation at 9:00 am to 10:00 am Saturday (January 21) at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Avenue in Manoa. Mass to follow by Father Gordian Carvalho. Casual attire. Burial at 1: 15 p.m.; Diamond Head Memorial Park.

MARGARITA PADILLA CORTEZ

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

MARGARITA PADILLA CORTEZ

Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away December 31, 2011 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born July 20, 1920 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Romeo Cortez, Gil (Patty) Cortez, Tony Cortez, Alex (Shanna) Cortez; daughters, Victoria (Bonifacio) Acacio, Cresencia (Flor) Domingcil, Nemia (Johnny) Magaoay; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday 1/22 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday 1/23 at the Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. No flowers, please.

THOMAS “TOMMY” SORIANO

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

THOMAS “TOMMY” SORIANO

Age 67, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2011 in Aiea. Born April 16, 1944 in Honokaa, Hawaii. Retired warehouse manager at Dupont Paint Company.

He is survived by wife, Priscila R. Soriano; daughters, Leilani (Frank) Visarra, Lavi R. Soriano; son, Robert (Suezie) Soriano; 6 grand-children; sisters, Emiliana S. (George) Agcaoili, Barbara S. Namocot; brother, Victor (Laurie) Soriano.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (January 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday (January 24) at St Jude Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Mass 11 a.m. Committal Service 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

FLORENCE SUMIYE KOGA

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

FLORENCE
SUMIYE KOGA

101 of Honolulu, passed away Dec. 9, 2011. Born in Honolulu. Retired employee of Del Monte Cannery and also a member of Soto Mission of Hawaii. Survived by sons, Robert M. Koga, James S (Kunigunde) Koga; daughters, Ruth T (Robert) Lee, Elsie S. Ishii; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas Y. Tanaka; Memorial service 12 noon Saturday Jan. 21, 2012 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; No flowers. Casual attire.

CRIS TUTANES LAGAPA

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

CRIS TUTANES LAGAPA

Age 90, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 22, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born May 17, 1921 in Bohol, Philippines. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Shop #02 and U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by wife, Maria C. Lagapa; sons, Christopher (DeeDee) Lagapa, Robert (Lucianne) Lagapa, Stanley (Caran) Lagapa, Andrew Lagapa; daughter, Geraldine “Geri” (Elton) Bacon; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grand-children; brother, Bonifacio “Boning” Lagapa; sister, Lillian Ulgaran.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (January 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (January 23) at St Elizabeth Catholic Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EDITH “ROSEMARIE” TORRES

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

EDITH “ROSEMARIE”
TORRES

Age 81, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away January 6, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 3, 1931 in Waipahu, Hawaii. A member of the United Puerto Rican Association, Kalihi and the Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) Retirees Association.

She is survived by sons, Donald (Laurel) Torres, Lawrence (Vermine) Torres, Patrick (Sheri) Torres; daughters, Donna (Thomas) Crosley, Lorinda Johnson; 2 sisters; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (January 21) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.); Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GLORIA V. LAGUANA

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

GLORIA V.
LAGUANA

Age 75, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 3, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born August 20, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Gloria was a retired barber and member of Sukyo Mahikari and First Baptist Church of Wahiawa.

She is survived by sons, Clifford J. (Michelle) Villados of CA, Jimmy D. Laguana, Michael R. (Tracy) Laguana, Edward A. (Leslie) Laguana, John F. (Vanessa) Laguana, Jr., Richard A. (Vanessa) Laguana; brother, Donald (Evelyn) Villados of CA; sisters, Gladys Jacobs of CA, Patricia (Neil) Luna; 20 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:15 p.m. Saturday (January 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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