Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HANNAH KAINOA AKANA LIVINGSTON

Posted On May 13th, 2012 -

HANNAH KAINOA AKANA LIVINGSTON

86, passed away peacefully at home in Hawaii Kai surrounded by family and loved ones on April 29. She was married to Cato L. Livingston who recently passed away in January. She was a devoted wife, and most loving and giving Mother and “Tutu”. She shared her joy for life with everyone she touched.
Hannah had a long career with the Dunkin Donuts in Aina Haina and Ala Moana. When Dunkin Donuts closed she moved to the Sheraton Waikiki where she retired as a PBX operator.
She is survived by 5 children, Joni Albao (Cecil), Diana Edwards, Cato Chuck Livingston (Michelle), Robert Livingston, and Terry Foy (John). 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life will take place on May 15 at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy. Visitation at 10am, service at 11am. Lunch to follow in church gym.

ROBERT “SARGE” LANGLEY

Posted On May 13th, 2012 -

ROBERT “SARGE” LANGLEY

Age 84, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away April 30, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 9, 1927 in East Point, Georgia. Retired manager of the Teen Care Club, Schofield Barracks. A Korean War Army Veteran.

He is survived by sons, Robert (Carol) Langley Jr., Steve (Beverly) Langley; daughters, Vicky (Ernie) Saxton, June “Cammie” Langley & Geri Gonzado Ortogero; 4 grand-children; 7 great-grandchildren.

Burial 11:00 a.m. Saturday (May 19) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Jean Jolenta U’ilani (Santiago) Charbonnet aka U’i and Boots

Posted On May 12th, 2012 -

JEAN JOLENTA U’ILANI “U’I” “BOOTS” (SANTIAGO) CHARBONNET

Age 66, of Waimanalo, passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side on May 3, 2012. She was born in Honolulu on July 7, 1945. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur S. Charbonnet III, and brothers, Francis W. Santiago and Edmund A. Fiesta. Survived by her sons, Jesse Arthur ‘Aulani (Lyn) and James Sidney Alaka’i (Princess); brothers, Jacinto “Pancho” Santiago Jr. and Auggie (Betty) Fiesta; sisters, Sheba (Tommy) Lau and Cookie (Howard Pacheco) Kawamoto; and four grand-children.

She was formerly employed with Hawaiian Tug & Barge, the Hawaii State Archives, and most recently with Keolu Elementary School and the Kupuna Program at Enchanted Lake Elementary School. She enjoyed line dancing at Windward Mall and other venues including being a line dancer instructor at the Kaneohe Senior Center. She shared her love for hula with others when she became a hula halau member of Na ‘Opio A Me Na Kupuna O Koolau, as well as a hula dancer for Kainalu, and countless other musical groups, and performed in Waikiki as well as the neighbor islands and Japan. She was also a member of the ‘Opihikao Serenaders, Kane’ohe Senior Center Hui, and the Waikiki Elks Club Hawaiian Singers.

Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel, Tuesday, May 15. Visitation 5:30 pm. Service 6:30 pm. Private burial.

Tadao Yamanaka

Posted On May 12th, 2012 -

TADAO YAMANAKA

94 of Honolulu, retired Appliance Repairman for General Electric Company. Passed peacefully on April 16, 2012. Survived by his wife, Tsuyako; daughter, Karen Miyazono; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Predeceased in death by his son, Dennis. Private services held.

FELIZA MUPAZ BULOSAN

Posted On May 12th, 2012 -

FELIZA MUPAZ BULOSAN

Age 82, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away April 4, 2012 in Aiea. Born March 2, 1930 in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. An active member of Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Inc.

She is survived by sons, Ryan (Emi) Bulosan, Domingo (Nida) Bulosan, Jr of NV, Isagani (Lori) Bulosan, Joey Joe (Rose) Bulosan, Sr. of NV, Fredie Bulosan of CA; daughters, Annabelle Bulosan, Gloria Bulosan of NV.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 16) at St Elizabeth Catholic Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ANTONIO “TONY” TAMAYO

Posted On May 11th, 2012 -

ANTONIO “TONY” TAMAYO

Age 78, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away April 27, 2012 in Waipahu. Born June 13, 1933 in Kahuku, Hawaii. Retired from the First Hawaiian Bank, Head Office, Honolulu.

He is survived by wife, Jean Tamayo; daughters, Toby (Thomas) Tamayo-Davis, Jody (Ryan) Tin Loy; brothers, Alfred (Rachel) Tamayo, Roque (Joyce) Tamayo of Montana; sister, Bibiana Ming; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 15) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

LOURDES CRISOSTOMO DELA CRUZ

Posted On May 10th, 2012 -

LOURDES CRISOSTOMO DELA CRUZ

Age 86, of Waipahu, passed away April 11, 2012 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born January 23, 1926 in Koloa, Kauai. Auxiliary member of St. Joseph Legion of Mary and of Piddigeneous Association of Hawaii.

She is survived by daughters, Leonida (Johnny) Jose, Emma (Romeo) Taclas of Las Vegas, Cecilia (Alfredo) Nerveza, Cristina (Emerson) Calivoso; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday 5/14 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Tuesday 5/15 at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Hwy, Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

LIONEL PETER LEVESQUE, SR.

Posted On May 10th, 2012 -

LIONEL PETER LEVESQUE, SR.

Age 87, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away April 13, 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale. Born August 29, 1924 in Vermont.

He is survived by sons Thomas Levesque of ME, Lionel (Darlene) Levesque Jr. of AZ, John (Yolanda) Levesque, Andrew (Maritza) Levesque of UT, Matthew (Yolanda) Levesque of CO, Paul (Gina) Levesque; daughter, Annette (Stephen) Langenstein of OR; brother, Thomas (Nancy) Levesque of VT; sisters, Sr. Alma Therese Levesque of VT, Isabelle (Dave) Taysom of ID, Jeanne Greeson of ID, Claudette Levesque of ID; daughter-in-law, Claire Hitosugi; 9 grand-children.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (May 14) at St John Apostle & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MILLARD “BOBO” C. CLIFTON, SR.

Posted On May 10th, 2012 -

MILLARD “BOBO” C. CLIFTON, SR.

From Wahiawa/Waialua, Oahu went home to our Heavenly Father on Easter Sunday, April 08, 2012. He was born on August 10, 1935 in Waipahu. Survived by wife Barbara Ann K. Clifton, son, Millard “Sonny” C. Clifton, Jr. (Nani), three daughters, Stephanie Cattell (Donald), Sherry Clifton (Chris), Tanya Clifton (Brian). Hanai Daughter, Ellen Kamai (John), 13 Grandchildren, 12 Great-grandchildren. Brothers, George Clifton, James Clifton, Sisters, Brooksie Fikert, Barbara Sanchez, family and friends. We love and miss you Daddy/Papa/Uncle BoboGod be with you till we meet again. Celebration of Life to be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 Mililani Mauka Chapel. Visitation 8:30 am, Services 9:30, Burial to follow. Aloha Attire.

Edward “Chip” Uehara-Tilton aka Edward F. Tilton, Jr.

Posted On May 10th, 2012 -

EDWARD “CHIP” UEHARA-TILTON AKA EDWARD F. TILTON, JR.

Precious husband, dedicated father, dear brother, outstanding uncle and faithful friend died April 16, 2012 at age 65. Chip was born December 4, 1946 in Tucson, AZ to Persida and Edward “Ned” Tilton. He graduated from West High in Phoenix and earned a B.A. in Secondary Education from California State University. He served in the Peace Corps teaching auto mechanics in Malaysia, drove semi-trucks across the USA, and had a career in advertising in Southern California. After moving to Oahu in 1978, he became known as a talented seaman, maritime consultant and engineer, radio broadcaster and facilitator of numerous Hawaiian cultural activities. A member of the American Society of Naval Engineers and proprietor of Edward’s Marine Repair, he was engaged as a consultant at Navatek on the Sea Flyer project, and managed some of Hawaii’s finest private yachts. Chip escorted many teams for the Molokai to Oahu paddle board and canoe races, the 2005 Huakai to Papahanaumokuakea and the 2007 Site Analysis & Study at Mokumanamana. He founded a radio station in Hawaii, was a member of the Honolulu Civic Entrepreneur Initiative and hosted the TV program Bring the World Home. Chip is survived by his wife and closest friend Lorna Uehara-Tilton, his son Ross Uehara-Tilton, his sister and brother-in-law Maryann and Robert Antrasian of Scottsdale, AZ and nephew Justin McMahan of Los Angeles, CA. Services TBA.

FERNANDO “DANDING” D. GARINGAN SR.

Posted On May 10th, 2012 -

FERNANDO “DANDING” D. GARINGAN SR.

Age 75, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away April 29, 2012 in Aiea. Born June 7, 1936 in Hermosa, Bataan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Leonarda S. Garingan; son, Fernando Salvan (Marites) Garingan, Jr.; daughter, Margie Garingan (Florendo) Aguilar; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (May 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Flowers Welcome.

ALFONSO “BILL” CHAMIZO

Posted On May 9th, 2012 -

ALFONSO “BILL” CHAMIZO

Age 91, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away April 17, 2012 in Waipahu. Born February 11, 1921 in Hakalau, Hawaii. He retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop #67. A member of NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees Assn.) also a member of Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, Waipahu. Predeceased by his son Alfonso Chamizo Jr.

He is survived by wife, Delphine Chamizo; son, Allan (Priscilla) Chamizo; daughters, Barbara (Frank) Racoma, Rhona (David) Ouldhouse, Kathleen (Rick) Carr; brother, Daniel (Maxine) Chamizo; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (May 14) at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church; (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu) Mass 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

FELIX EDER

Posted On May 9th, 2012 -

FELIX EDER

Age 71, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away April 15, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 29, 1940 in Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Luz Eder; sons, Alwin (Bernadette) Eder, Glenn (Gina) Eder; daughters, Elsa (Michael) Plank, Angelita (Sammy) Yanos, Lilibeth (Chauncy) Nicola, Daisy (Kendrick) Kamiya, Annabelle (Lloyd) Manamtam; brother, Inocencio (Maring) Eder; sisters, Alejandra Acob, Theresa Eder, Jacinta Simpliciano, Taling Eder, Maxima Acierto, Maria Encarnacion Basilio, Flora (Pedro) Domingo, Salvacion Antonio; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (May 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MARTHA KALEIKAHUA KANAULU

Posted On May 9th, 2012 -

MARTHA KALEIKAHUA KANAULU

Age 74, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away April 18, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 4, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired Kahi Mohala accounts payable/payroll clerk and an active member of Fishers of Men Ministry.

She is survived by husband, John Kanaulu, Sr.; sons, Clyde Kanaulu, Kimeona (Iwalani) Kanaulu, John Kanaulu, Jr.; 6 grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (May 11) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

THELMA MARTINDALE

Posted On May 9th, 2012 -

THELMA MARTINDALE

March 10, 2012, passed away in Honolulu at Arcadia Retirement Residence. Born in Kansas, she grew up from age 4 in Detroit, working there as a secretary and later in California until accepting a position offered by Hawaiian Electric while she was vacationing in the Islands six years before statehood. Twenty-six years later she retired from HECO as Coordinator of Corporate Communications. Survived by a number of mainland cousins. No services.

BENJAMIN “BEN” VILLAR

Posted On May 9th, 2012 -

BENJAMIN “BEN” VILLAR

Age 77, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away April 7, 2012 in Honolulu. Born August 20, 1934 in Waipahu. Retired from the U.S. Army with 26 years served with the 187th ABN RCT during the Korean Conflict. Also retired with the Postal Service with 21 years.

He is survived by son, James (Sandi) Villar; daughter, Joann Villar; brother, Davin (Rose) Villar; sisters, Nora (Danny) Ambrocio, Dolores “Dolly” Villar; granddaughters, Larissa and Brianne of Anchorage, Alaska.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (May 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RICHARD “CHIEF ESTO” “MR. E” PALMA ESTOESTA

Posted On May 9th, 2012 -

RICHARD “CHIEF ESTO” “MR. E” PALMA ESTOESTA

Age 76, of Mililani, HI, passed away April 14, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 11, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. Retired District Chief with the Federal Fire Department. Veteran of the Korean Conflict, U.S Marine Corps., and founder of Pig Hunters Association of Oahu.

He is survived by wife, Cecilia “Cil” Estoesta; daughters, Alison Estoesta (Eddie) Perales, Roberta (Richard) Duncan; sons, Richard Estoesta, Jr., Alan Estoesta; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandsons; sisters, Addie “Nene” (Frank) Tabije, Jane (Richard) Lawton; brothers, Ed Estoesta, Leo Estoesta.

Visitation 5:00-9:00 p.m. Monday (May 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 15) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

TSUYUKO “LORRAINE” DELFIN

Posted On May 8th, 2012 -

TSUYUKO “LORRAINE” DELFIN

Age 89, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 26, 2012 in Harbor City, Los Angeles, CA. Born March 12, 1922 in Hilo, Hawaii.

She is survived by daughters, Alice Low, Janet Hagarty, Patsy Carvalho, Barbara Perez, Gen Lappin, Audrey Johnson; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (May 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DELPHIN “MONGOOSE” ANGELES

Posted On May 8th, 2012 -

DELPHIN “MONGOOSE” ANGELES

Age 75, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away April 25, 2012 in Waianae. Born March 14, 1937 in Kohala, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Rose K. Angeles; daughters, Doreen “DeeDee” (Daryl) Kila, Renee K. Angeles, Delveen P. (William) Angeles-Eli, Desiree K. Angeles; brothers, Gordon “Sonny” (Perla) Mendoza, Leon Paul Angeles, Arnold “Jr.” (Maggie) Queypo; sisters, Beatrice (Steven) Wong-Leong, Shirley Tetsutani; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grand-children.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (May 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RICHARD HENRY OLIVER

Posted On May 8th, 2012 -

RICHARD HENRY OLIVER

72 of Waipahu, a retired photo journalist of Hawaiian Telephone Company and Alexander & Baldwin. He was a former U.S. Navy with the same profession. He was born in Red Wing, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife Adelina; Son Eric; Grandson Joshua; and brother Charles. Services May 15, 2012 public 6pm.

TET CHOI FUNG

Posted On May 8th, 2012 -

TET CHOI FUNG

Tet Choi Fung was born on July 2, 1920 to Oi Yin Ng (mother) and Ah Tyam Fung (father) in Kohala on the Island of Hawaii. He died peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Hospice Hawaii in Kailua, Oahu.

Tet Choi or Choi as he was known was the eighth of 13 children. He began his education at Aina Kea Elementary and then at Honomakau School, the forerunner to Kohala High School, graduating in 1938. He was then groomed to take over the family poi business, but Choi also remembered his first paying job with Kohala Sugar, a Castle and Cooke subsidiary, earning 35 cents a day for Summer work, and his job as a truck driver with big time wages at $1.50 per day.

When Choi moved to Oahu, he worked as a milk deliveryman for Dairymen’s, the forerunner to Meadow Gold Dairies, and drove a route that took him to East Oahu via Kalanianaole Hwy. He then worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a mechanic.

While renting on Oahu, Choi met and married Shuk Sim (Simmy) Yuen in 1942. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Choi was drafted into the Army and stationed at Schofield Barracks. When the war ended, he returned to work at Pearl Harbor. Choi, Simmy and their four children settled in Kahalu’u on ‘Oahu and raised cattle and pigs along with chickens, ducks, turkeys and rabbits and planted their own vegetables, which included watercress and ong choi. Choi continued his employment with the Federal Government, having transferred from Pearl Harbor to the Kaneohe Marine Base Hawaii, as a mechanic and heavy equipment supervisor and retired in 1973.

In anticipation of retirement, Choi began the banana farms that he and his sons were best known for. As a member of the Young Farmers Association, he worked with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Castle High School. Until his stroke in August 2009, he continued his farming work while being actively involved with the agricultural program at the high school. Choi was also a charter member of the Kahalu’u Lions and a member of the Hawaii Farm Bureau.

Tet Choi Fung is survived by his wife, Simmy; daughters, Ariel (Larry d.) Chun and Norma (The Rev. Canon Franklin) Chun; son, Aaron (Diane d.); brother, James; sisters, Anna Ching, Hilda Soon and Esther (Robert) Kong; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Son Eric predeceased him in 2007.

The Fung family wishes to thank Hokulaki Care Home in Kane’ohe and Hospice Hawai’i in Kailua for the wonderful care they provided their patriarch.

Celebration of life services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Hall (formally the Disabled Veterans Hall) at 2685 North Nimitz Hwy. Visitation at 2:30 p.m. Hawaiian or casual attire.

JOSEPH “JOSE” G. GAOIRAN

Posted On May 8th, 2012 -

JOSEPH “JOSE” G. GAOIRAN

Age 57, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 26, 2012 in Pearl City. Born March 19, 1955 in Brgy 39, Pasiocan, Bacauu, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Previously worked for Pan Asiatic Travel & Tours as a airport representative and travel agent.

He is survived by wife, Maria Victoria Canoza Gaoiran; daughters, Jennifer Gaoiran (Mendel Corpuz) De Los Santos, Jacqueline Canoza Gaoiran & Jim Agsalda Leano, Joy Gaoiran (ClintonJames) Redel; sons, Jeffrey Canoza (Aiza Castillo) Gaoiran, Joseph Bernard Cabrera, Joseph Timothy Cabrera; father, Timoteo Gaoiran Gaoiran; mother, Irinea Gaoiran Gaoiran; brother, Narciso Gaoiran (Jennifer Reyes) Gaoiran; sisters, Natividad Gaoiran (Hipolito “Danilo”) Agustin, Leonila Gaoiran (Johnny) Sabug, Fe Gaoiran (Francisco) Dumlao, Joenalyn Gaoiran (Wendell) Miguel, Lani Gaoiran (Jesse) Ulep, Grace Gaoiran (Daniel) Piena; 4 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 9) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (May 10) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VALENTIN ACUESTA PEREGIL

Posted On May 7th, 2012 -

VALENTIN ACUESTA PEREGIL

Age 84, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away April 6, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born May 21, 1927 in Oton, Iloilo, Philippines. Valentin retired as a heavy equipment operator from Schofield Motor Pool. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

He is survived by son, Gregory Peregil; daughter, Donna (Gary) King; brother & Sister in Philippines; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (May 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Bernadette Iwalani Amasiu (Mauliola)

Posted On May 7th, 2012 -

BERNADETTE IWALANI AMASIU (MAULIOLA)

Bernie “Granny” Amasiu, age 59, passed away at her home in Kailua peacefully, just as she wished, surrounded by her family on April 4, 2012. She was born in Honolulu on April 9, 1952
She had a heart of gold and truly knew the meaning of “Love” which she whole heartedly extended to everyone she met.
Survived by her husband Simon K. Amasiu, daughter Denise (Aldemir) Lugo, Sons, Joseph A (Kiana) & Chad A (Iris) and 8 grandkids
Hawaiian Memorial Park Thurs, 5/10 Visitation 5 p.m. Services 6 p.m. & Fri, 5/11, Visitation 10 a.m. Services 11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Celebration of Life to follow @ 413 Ulupaina Street, Kailua.

JAMES THOMAS WITTEN

Posted On May 6th, 2012 -

JAMES THOMAS WITTEN
July 30, 1924 – April 17, 2012

James T. Witten passed away peacefully at his home at Kahala Nui, in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 87. Born in San Francisco, Jim moved to Hawaii at the age of six, growing up with parents, Esther and Nash, and brother Robert on Alewa Heights. He graduated from Punahou in 1942, and then attended Northwestern University – returning to Honolulu after a year to serve in the Navy and Army during WWII. After marrying Marion in 1947, they returned to Northwestern where he received his business administration degree. Jim went on to join the Ford Executive Training Program in Detroit, later returning to Hawaii for a 35-year career as an executive with American Factors (Amfac).

Jim was a truly loving and devoted husband and father of five. He had an undeniable passion for the ocean – packing up the family each weekend and for entire summers, to enjoy their beach house and each other at Kawela Bay. Free time with the Wittens, whether at Kawela or at their home in Aina Haina, was inevitably spent on the beach, playing backyard volleyball, surfing, diving, laying lobster nets or fishing. Luaus at Kawela or Pupukea were memorable events and during his later years, family gatherings continued to be his most cherished times.

After the passing of Marion in 2003, Jim moved to Kahala Nui where he built a life rich with friendships, In 2006, he met Nancy Van Allen who became his constant companion. She blessed his life and brought him joy and laughter.

Jim was a man of exceptional character, integrity and optimism, who blessed family, friends and acquaintances with his gentle humor, kind heart, and unique gift for conversation. His historical storytelling and tall tales will be forever missed. He was an avid fan of college football, hosting many “tailgate” gatherings at his Kahala Nui apartment to cheer on the Northwestern Wildcats and Hawaii Warriors

Jim was predeceased by wife Marion, sons Robert and James, and daughter Susan. He is survived by daughter, Margot (husband Mark Johnson), son Thomas (wife Janet), son-in-law Ray Hulick, daughter-in-law Judy Witten, and eight grandchildren: Starr, Lucie (husband Kamuela Hunter), Alana, and Kamuela Johnson, Nash Witten, Wyatt and Cole Hulick, and Cassidy Witten.

An Irish Wake/ Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 7, 5:30-7:30 pm at Kahala Nui. Jim wished to be remembered with many thoughts and stories of happy times shared with friends. In accordance with his wishes, a private family service will be held at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific.

BERNICE RIBEIRA CHONG TIM

Posted On May 6th, 2012 -

BERNICE RIBEIRA CHONG TIM

Age 87, of Kaneohe, passed away April 21, 2012 at her home. Born January 12, 1925 in Honolulu.

She is survived by sons, Antone Chong Tim, Jr., Daniel Chong Tim, Randy Chong Tim, Sr., Arthur Chong Tim; daughters, Lena Jones, Karen Sanchez, Cynthia Wills; Stephanie Bridges; brothers, Gilbert Ribeira, Patrick Ribeira, Jim Hernandez, Rodney Hernandez; sisters, Matilda Garces, Bobby Hernandez; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grand-children.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 5/9 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SHIZU M. MAEDA

Posted On May 6th, 2012 -

SHIZU M. MAEDA

Age 91, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 22, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 9, 1921 in Wahiawa, Waialua, Hawaii. A retired financial clerk with the Federal Government. A member of the Wahiawa Hongwanji and the Hawaii Sashiki-Chinen Doshi Kai.

She is survived by daughters, Amy (Derek) Yamashiro, Nancy (Mark) Shigeoka; sister, Carole Chiyoko Nakamura; grandchildren, Chad Yamashiro, Ben (Melanie) Yamashiro; nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

MASAHIRO KONO

Posted On May 6th, 2012 -

MASAHIRO KONO

Age 87, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away April 20, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 14, 1925 in Hanapepe, Waimea, Kauai. Former electrician for Okano Electric Company.

He is survived by wife, Nancy Lee Eiko Kono; son, Shawn H. Kono of Reno NV; daughter, Michelle N. (Collin)Furakawa of Germany; brother, Hirofumi (Yukiko) Kono; sister, Satsuki Taylor of Kauai; 2 grand-children.

Private services were held.

LENORA L. PONG

Posted On May 6th, 2012 -

LENORA L. PONG

64, of Silver Spring, MD died on April 3, 2012 from cancer. She was born in Hawaii on Sept. 17, 1947 to Deen and Annette Morita. Lenora graduated from St. Andrew’s Priory and received a BS in Chemistry from the Univ. of Hawaii. She was married to Richard Pong in 1970. A full-time loving mother, she was also a member of and secretary for the Silver Spring Church of Christ. She was interested in many crafts including: crochet, sewing, photography and scrapbooking. Lenora is survived by husband Richard; children Jason, Kathryn, and Adam; mother Annette, siblings Dwight, Mark, and Denice; and close cousin Toshi. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 20th, 4pm at Pohai Nani, 45-090 Namoku St. Kaneohe, HI. Online memorial and information: http://tinyurl.com/ LenoraPong.

CAPTAIN ROBIN E. LEE

Posted On May 6th, 2012 -

In Loving Memory
CAPTAIN ROBIN E. LEE
06-09-1948 – 01-03-2012

Robin was born on June 09, 1948 to Harold and Sue Lee. He is survived by his wife Victoria, his sons Kainoa, Hauoli, Victor, his daughters Keanani, Kealohi, Aulani and his sister Susu. He grew up in Ka’a’awa where he developed his love for the ocean. In 1966, he enlisted the U.S Navy and was sent to Vietnam where he served our country for 2 years. In 1969, he returned to Hawaii where he became a commercial fisherman and started diving for Black Coral. He joined the Honolulu Fire Department where he later became the youngest Fire Captain in the State. In 1988, after losing all his possessions and suffering from a devastating accident that left him paralyzed, he retired the Fire Department. With nothing to lose, he decided to move to Maui and risk his life diving for Black Coral deeper than before. In 1994, he married his wife Victoria and had 2 children, Aulani and Victor. Robin regained his life and happiness, and built a new boat he named “Aulani”, which has been the only Black Coral boat operating in the island for the last 13 years. Black coral diving has been his passion; he loved risking his life and the fun of spending time with his crew in Lahaina harbor. Despite his handicap, he never let anything hold him back and has been an inspiration to all of us who were lucky to meet him. Only the nicest memories will comfort us through the years. The Beginning

It is the year 1952, waking up to the sounds of coconut trees whispering from the gentle trade winds
And gentle surf embracing polished black stones that line the shore of magnificent Makaua,
Island of O’ahu, trade winds gently blowing,
Glistening morning rains fall on this God’s piece of Earth,
The most beautiful land from blue sea to blue-green mountains,
This is windward O’ahu, in the islands of Hawai’i,
My birthplace and a sacred land from ancient times,
Playground of the kings of old Hawai’i.
In this sacred land my formative years and my true soul was born!
I love this land and the inner peace it allows me to have
Though only 4 years-old, I knew in my heart that this place was like no other,
A deep feeling engulfed me of love, respect and serenity,
That is etched into my soul till today
Tall swaying coconut trees line this little piece of paradise,
The wind swept sea and constant surf and swirling current captured my mind,
The sea would be my great teacher its power and beauty is unmatched
And only enhanced by the blue-green mountains and waterfalls above my mother’s house.
Written by Robin E. Lee 05-25-08

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all family, friends, neighbors, Aulani’s crew, Maui Police Department, and Maui Paramedics for all the love and support during this time, and the Honolulu Fire Department and US Navy for the beautiful tribute to Robin during the services in Oahu. Special thanks to Aulani Jewelry’s sales Staff. Victoria Lee and Family


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran
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