Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HAZEL COSTA MAIKUI BORRENGASSER

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

HAZEL COSTA MAIKUI BORRENGASSER

83, of Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaii, formerly of Kaaawa, Oahu and Madbury, New Hampshire

Friends may call 4 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the family residence in Waimea, 66-1247 Lalamilo Farm Road, for a celebration of her life

Scattering of ashes 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Kaaawa Beach Park in Kaaawa, Oahu. Casual attire.

PAULETTE L. SECIO

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

PAULETTE L. SECIO

Age 55, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away December 18, 2011 in Pearl City. Born December 12, 1956 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Paulette was an employee of the Navy Exchange.

She is survived by son, Chad P. Secio; companion, Andrew Phil Navares; mother, Trinidad Secio; brother, Patrick N. Secio; sisters, Patricia Secio, Patrice (Steven) Kaneshiro; 1 niece & 3 nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (January 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

JOEL KEALI’INOA BOTELHO

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

JOEL KEALI’INOA BOTELHO

One year ago on this day, God took you, Joel Keali’inoa Botelho, home to be with him. Not a moment has passed that you weren’t in our thoughts. We have no words strong enough to express just how much you meant to us, but know that our family was so blessed to have had you apart of our lives. You were and will always be remembered, from now until forever. We love you Joel B! Chandi, Hazyn, Xaenon
& The Dunhours

NARCISO MALlARE BAUTISTA

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

NARCISO MALLARE BAUTISTA

Age 88, of Honolulu, passed away December 10, 2011 at Honolulu. Born November 15, 1923 in Luyan, Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Magdalena L. Bautista; sons, Noel Bautista, Nick Bautista, Joey Bautista, Ramil Bautista, Randy Bautista, Butch Bautista; daughter, Nimfa Mauricio; sister, Dinay Nabua; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday 1/5 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Friday 1/6 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N School St, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 pm at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

Brad H. N. Villamor

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

In loving memory of
Brad H.N. Villamor

May 6, 1979 to
January 1, 2002

We love you. We miss you.
Forever in our hearts,
Dad, Mom, Bronson, Blake, the Villamor and Maze ‘Ohana

BONG LIM KIM

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

BONG LIM KIM

Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away December 8, 2011 at her home. Born February 1, 1926 in Seoul, S. Korea.

She is survived by son, Jong Soo (Mi Sun) Kim; daughter, Joon Hui Kim; one grandson.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday 1/4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.

JOHN TINAYA CERA

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

JOHN TINAYA CERA

Age 87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 8, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born March 8, 1924 in Amulung, Concepcion, Cagayan, Philippines. Retired mechanic from Del Monte Plantation, Kunia.

He is survived by wife, Lydia A. Cera; son, Jesse A. Cera; daughter, Loretta A. Cera & Lance P. Ambrosio; sister, Isabel Tejano; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; many cousins.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (January 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HENRY M. SUMIDA

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

HENRY M. SUMIDA

80, of Pearl City, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. A graduate of W.R. Farrington HS (’49), he later attained degrees in engineering from the University of Hawaii and business administration from Pepperdine University. As a civil engineer for over 50 years, Henry worked with many firms, most recently with HDR, Inc. He served his country proudly in the US Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel from the USAF Reserve. Henry was actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu throughout his life and had the honor of serving as the first “Big Brother” in 1964 with the organization, then known as Big Brothers of Hawaii. Later in his life he was also a volunteer with St. Francis Hospice, a calling he followed after his wife Barbara Francis Sumida lived her final days in their compassionate care. He also followed Barbara’s spiritual path and became a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish. Henry is survived by his sons, John Sumida and Michael Sumida; daughter, Emiko Macaulay (Kirk); sister, Amy Bone; brother, Wilfred Sumida; grandchildren, Sean, Maya, and Leila Macaulay; sisters-in-law, Marinell Baker and Mariellen Francis; and brother-in-law John Francis (Charmaine). Mass: 9:30am January 4 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Rd. Call after 8:30am. Graveside service: 11 a.m. January 5 at Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire, both services.

WILLIAM ALONSON BUZICK III

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

WILLIAM ALONSON BUZICK III

June 26th 1956 – December 16th 2011. William was born in San Francisco Ca. to William A. Buzick Jr., and Mary Lee Buzick. He grew up in Hillsborough until his family relocated to Winnetka, a suburb of Chicago. William was strikingly handsome with a fearless spirit. He was known for his accomplishments as a Competitive Downhill Snow Skier, Water Skier, Dive Master, Photographer, Filmmaker and Rock Guitarist. William graduated from the New Trier West High School in Winnetka Ill., the University of Colorado, the Art Center Pasadena, and the Los Angeles Film School. William also completed the curriculum of the Musicians Institute in 2000 while later in 2009 he earned his Licensure as a Realtor in the State of Hawaii. During his earlier life in Chicago, William established his athletic prowess by winning the Mid-West Regional Jr. Championship in Slalom Skiing. In Los Angeles he pursued his dream as a musician, a commercial photographer, as well as a filmmaker with his cutting edge feature film “No Rest For The Wicked”. Beyond motion pictures, his passion for music led him to form several Rock Bands throughout his life to play both his originally composed music as well as popular and challenging rock covers. “Keep on Rocking” was a favorite mantra of William’s and he enjoyed “living on the edge” a lifestyle which ultimately drew him to the big wave surfer’s paradise of Hawaii’s Sunset Beach. Pursuing his passion for surfing, skiing, and rock and roll, William lived the surfer’s dream in Hawaii while also spending time with family and friends in Fresno, California waterskiing and developing his company “Rock Straps” which produced custom leather guitar straps. William’s persona was larger than life and he will be dearly missed. His sudden passing was a shock to all. He died in his sleep, in the place he loved most, the North Shore of Hawaii. He is survived by his loving wife Lori and adoring sister Bonnie, and his beloved dog Bella. A ceremony is pending. For information please email to forwilliam@khwenterprizes.com

MYRNA ELIZABETH KAOHUOKALANI LIMA NAEOLE

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

MYRNA ELIZABETH KAOHUOKALANI LIMA NAEOLE

Age 73, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, passed away December 2, 2011 in Honolulu. Born July 17, 1938 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from Bellows Air Force Station after 36 years. Previously employed at the Dole Cannary and Lunalilo Home. A graduate of Castle High School, Class of 56.

She is survived by sons, Efran J.K. Naeole, Lance S.K. (Pumehana) Naeole; sister, Gaylene K. Lima; brothers-in-law, David De Guzman Sr., Clifford (Nancy) Naeole; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grand-children; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
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Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (January 4) at Latter Day Saints Waimanalo Ward; (41-972 Oluolu St., Waimanalo) Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

MARLENE “WINKIE” HELELA

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

MARLENE “WINKIE” HELELA

Marlene “Winkie” Helela of Wailua Homesteads, died at age 76 from the effects of a chronic lung disease on December 25, 2011 at the Wilcox Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Lihue. Born December 8, 1935 in Honolulu, she was the middle child of Elizabeth and Charles Bernard, deceased. She was preceded in death by an older sister, Ramona, and a younger brother Charles, Jr. She acquired her name, Winkie, from her father who first called her tiddle-di-winks when she was born, “because she was so cute.” The name was later shortened to Winkie. She was educated in Honolulu, first at Saint Anthony’s Catholic School in Kalihi, and later at Saint Francis Convent in Manoa. After graduating from high school in 1954, she enlisted in the Army with several of her classmates and served two years, mostly in California. Upon her discharge from the Army, Winkie settled in San Francisco where she eventually met her future husband, Army Lieutenant David Helela, who had only recently been assigned to Fort Ord, California. Winkie and David married in April 1957. Over the next 30 years of assignments with her husband she would often take on the demanding duties of commander’s wife while also raising three children. In the course of their military assignments, she managed more than a dozen household moves that the family made to locations across the United States and Germany. In retirement, they settled first in Honolulu, then over the past 20 years they have lived happily in Wailua on the island of Kauai. Winkie was truly a devoted wife, a loving mother and an abiding friend.

Winkie is survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, David of Wailua, her children Keith of Omao, Kauai, Kimberly of San Antonio, Texas and Steven (Malia) of Honolulu. She is also survived by grandsons Kristopher Kele Antonio, Noa Hanaloa Helela, Waiea Imiolahooilohookui Helela, Kaiehu Mohalamauliolahalawai Helela, granddaughter Ilana Maluehoe Helela, and beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services in Honolulu to celebrate her life will be held at the Borthwick Mortuary on Maunakea Street Thursday, January 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The inurnment of her ashes will be made in a private family gathering at the Punchbowl Cemetery on Friday, January 6 at 2 p.m. (Family members are advised to check in at the office for directions to the site).

LITA MAUA PALEAFEI

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

LITA MAUA PALEAFEI

Age 76, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 20, 2011 in Aiea. Born November 16, 1935 in Aua, American Samoa. She was an active member of St Elizabeth Catholic Church and an avid bowler.

She is survived by sons, Anetele’a (Charlene) Patolo, Suetena (Brenda) Patolo, Tasimilo (Nu’uasoa) Faumuina, Lui (Colby) Patolo; daughters, Susitina Lemalu-Patolo, Akenese Blakemore Patolo, Cecilia (John) Paleafei-Betham; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tuiava Sagato Pule, Petelo Pule, Tolomulo Opetaia; sisters, Fa’ane’e Tagoilelagi, Christina Unutoa.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 3) at St Elizabeth Catholic Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 12:00 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

THOMAS MAHONEY

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

THOMAS MAHONEY

Thomas Mahoney, long time Island resident, passed away peacefully December 26, 2011 in Murrieta, California. Born November 26, 1928 in Holy Oak, Massachusetts,Tom was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. While serving for the United States Air Force he also attended the University of Chicago where he acquired a Masters Degree in Business. He retired from the Air Force in 1969 and moved on to a long banking career and ultimately retired from First Hawaiian Bank in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tom is survived by Shirley Mahoney, their Children, Terese Stone, Thomas W. Mahoney, Jr, Gregory Mahoney and Kathryn Fleischer; 5 grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by he and Shirley’s son, Daniel Mahoney.

Services are currently pending. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Animal Shelter.

HEATHER T. BYRNE

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

HEATHER T. BYRNE

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 6, 1923 to Beatrice and Samuel Todd. Passed away peacefully in the home that she loved on Christmas Day with her daughters by her side.
Heather grew up in Honolulu, and attended Sacred Hearts Academy of Honolulu, Class of’ 1940 and the University of Hawaii, Class of 1944. She taught on the island of Lanai for two years after receiving her teaching degree. In 1946, Heather traveled to the mainland where she met and married her beloved Bill Byrne. They were married for 62 years before his death in 2009.
Heather loved to travel, and to spend time at her home in Maui. She and Bill enjoyed many trips and cruises during which they met fellow travelers who became life-long friends. She loved flowers and plants, and found much joy and peace in her garden. She created bonsai and was a longtime member of Millbrae Bonsai Class and Sei Boku Bonsai Kai. She was a member of Lahaina Yacht Club. Heather was a generous giver. She had a gentle spirit and was a loving friend and support to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her two sisters Rachel Todd and Marjorie Todd, as well as many friends.
She is survived by her daughters Pat Byrne and Kathy Byrne, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jack and Mary Alice Byrne, nephews John Byrne and Will Byrne and their families, niece Bernadette Byrne, several godchildren and many close friends.
In addition, we are thankful for and indebted to her wonderful caregivers Nalisce, Neill, Ruby, Daisy, Carol and Jean, who became part of our family. We are grateful to her amazing Care Resource staff scheduler Ida, to her fitness friend, Kim and to Pathways Hospice for their care during her last weeks.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation Saturday, December 31, 2011, 10:15AM at St. Dunstan Church 1133 Broadway, Millbrae, CA followed by the Rosary at 10:45AM and the Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Committal at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA. Donations preferred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the charity of your choice. SULLIVAN’S FUNERAL HOME
(415) 621-4567

ALLAN D. DOI

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

ALLAN N. DOI

Age 92, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 6, 2011 in Mililani. Born January 28, 1919 in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii. Allan was a member of the 100th Battalion during World War II. He was a member of Mililani Missionary Church.

He is survived by wife, Mitsue Doi; son, Arnold (Sandy) Doi of CA; daughters, Laura (Gary) Iwamoto, Cynthia Lee; brother, Omar (May) Doi; sisters, Yoshie (Ambrose) Smith, Mutsue Nakamura, Nobue Tanaka; 5 grand-children; 2 great-grand-children.

Private services were held.

Frances Leilani

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

FRANCES LEILANI

Frances Leilani, 73 of Honolulu, Hawaii and Las Vegas, Nevada, a retired Realtor and Interior Designer died peacefully in Las Vegas on December 21st.

She is survived by her two sons, Rocky and Christopher, her daughter-in-law, Debbie and one grandson. She is also survived by her sisters June Cummings and Nadine Harrell.

Services to be held at a later date in Honolulu. Online condolences can be posted on the “Frances Leilani Memorial & Remembrance Page” on Facebook.

MARY ANN KAHALEHILI

Posted On December 30th, 2011 -

MARY ANN KAHALEHILI

Age 75, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 5, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 8, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mary was a member of the first graduating class of Star of The Sea-1956 and its first May Day Queen. She was a former employee of Young Laundry and also a member of the Barbers Point Ladies Golf Club.

She is survived by husband: Roven Kahalehili; sons, Roven P. (Corinne) Kahalehili, Rogan (Frelynn) Kahalehili; sisters, Giovanni (Robert) Heu, Janice (Albert) Choy; brother, George (Teri) Correa; grandchildren, Jamie Lynn, Alexander, Megan, Heather, Lorina; great-grandchild, Eleina-Jo.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:45 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

MAUDE MAILE NAKAGAWA ADAMSKI CANADILLA

Posted On December 30th, 2011 -

MAUDE MAILE NAKAGAWA ADAMSKI CANADILLA

Age 81, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 12, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born January 23, 1930 in Territory of Hawaii Kunia.

She is survived by son, Todd (Michelle) Adamski; grandson, Kenneth H.M. Plank; sisters, Queenie Mitsuko Oandasan, Nohea “Aika” Marie Akiko Daniel.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (January 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Thursday (January 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Michael Kukonu

Posted On December 30th, 2011 -

MICHAEL KYUNG-CHOON KUKONU

65, of Honolulu, passed Nov. 25th 2011. A Kamehameha School Graduate and retired Rio Las Vegas Sports Book.

He is survived by Sons Robert, Kapena; Daughters Michelle, Nani; Mother Grace; Brother Craig; Sister Elyse; 5 Grand-children Tiare, Cheyenne, Chumani, Mahealani and Mitchell.

Services to be held at Moanalua Gardens on Sunday
January 15th, 10:00am

Tane Rose Puamoahala Wailehua Mosher

Posted On December 30th, 2011 -

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

TANE ROSE PUAMOHALA WAILEHUA MOSHER

51, of Kaneohe HI passed away on December 15. A 1978 Graduate of Kamehameha Schools; Human Resources Manger for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

She is survived by husband, Scott K.; son, Cullen K.; (preceded in death by) – father, William K Wailehua Jr.; mother, Tiona N. Wailehua; uncle, Newton Harbottle; (preceded in death by) – brother, Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua (Mahea); sisters, Wendy Wailehua-Vause (Chuck), Kauikeaolani Wailehua; Nephews, Nieces, Grand Nephews and Grand Nieces.

Services on Saturday December 31, 2011 at Community of Christ Church (Makiki) 1666 Mott Smith Drive 96822; Visitation 9:00 – 10:30 Celebration of Life 10:30.

Aloha Casual attire; No Flowers

SEIJI MOTOKI

Posted On December 30th, 2011 -

SEIJI MOTOKI

Seiji Motoki, age 97, was born in Honolulu on November 22, 1914 to Sakari and Hisako Monden Motoki. He was the oldest of three children followed by brother; Tojiro Motoki and sister Matsue Higa. He was married to Marietta Takako (Shida) In 1942 and had four children Richard, Gordon, Marian and Eric.

Seiji attended Punahou School till his sophomore year then continued and graduated at Roosevelt High School. In 1952 he and two other principals started the Continental Insurance Agency of Hawaii, Ltd serving as the Executive Vice President. He served as President of the Board of Underwriters of Hawaii, was a member of the advisory committee of the State Insurance Bureau, and taught several courses at the University of Hawaii on workmen’s compensation and casualty courses. He was a board member at Kuakini Hospital and former trustee of Kuakini Health Systems. He was also active with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts of Hawaii and YMCA for many years.

Seiji is survived by children: Richard (Virginia); Gordon; Marian Auyong (Wilben); Eric (Rosella); 8 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Visitation 5:00pm Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, on Wednesday January 4th, Service to follow at 6:00pm. Casual attire.

Dr. Ronald T. Ohtani

Posted On December 30th, 2011 -

DR. RONALD T. OHTANI

Dr. Ronald T. Ohtani passed away on December 21st at the age of 83. He will be remembered as a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather as well as a friend to many.

Shortly after high school, Ronald served in the Army in the graves registration unit which made it possible for him to further his education with the benefits package that the GI Bill offered.

In 1947, he pursued his interest to become a dentist and left for Omaha, Nebraska to attend Creighton University.

Ronald returned to Honolulu in 1950 and married Martha Okamoto. Both of them went back to live in Omaha where he completed his dental degree in 1955. During their years in Nebraska, three of their five children were born.

Ronald returned with his family to Honolulu where he began his dental practice lasting 5 years (1955 – 1960).

Wishing to expand and further his skills in dentistry, Ronald packed up and headed for Iowa (now with two more children added to the Ohtani family) to attend the University of Iowa to become a surgeon in Maxillary (Oral) surgery.

He completed his degree in 1963 and returned to Honolulu where he was one of the first handfuls of practicing Oral Surgeons in the islands.

Ronald was also on the dental staff at St. Francis Hospital and lectured at the University of Hawaii.

He gave his time to community causes and was a member of the East Manoa Lions Club and Optimist Club.

Ronald also was a dedicated fan and supporter of the University of Hawaii Athletics.

Last but not least was Ronald’s great love of golfing. He was a member of the Mid-Pac and Waialae Country Club. And in his later years he enjoyed golfing with close friends at Ft. Shafter.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Martha, five children: Rhonda Trow (late Michael Trow), Rodney Ohtani (Lynn), Beverly Ohtani-Omura ( CJ), Christine Ohtani-Chang, Lori Ohtani (Dan).

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A private burial for the family will take place at a later date.

SAMUEL “UNCLE SAM” TABARANGAO PAGUIA

Posted On December 29th, 2011 -

SAMUEL
“UNCLE SAM” TABARANGAO PAGUIA

Age 74, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 15, 2011. Born May 14, 1937 in Lanai City, Hawaii. U.S. Army Veteran. Retired mason and a general contractor. Volunteered masonry work at St. Michael Church and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

He is survived by wife, Juanita R. Paguia; son, Rodney (Natty) Paguia; daughters, Sherry (Eric) Johansen, Pamela (Erik) Christianson, Cerbanie (Nui) Rubin; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Remedios Feria; brothers, Michael (Ingrid) Paguia, Richard (Maria) Paguia.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday (January 2) at St Michael Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Memorial Mass 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 3) 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. Aloha Attire.

BESS MARIE SCHICK FUNKHOUSER

Posted On December 29th, 2011 -

BESS MARIE SCHICK FUNKHOUSER

Age 101, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 17, 2011 in Honolulu. Born January 9, 1910 in Burlington, Iowa. During her years in Wahiawa she was active with the Outdoor Circle, Wahiawa Hospital Auxillary, Orchid Society, Friends of the Wahiawa Library, Tripler Hospital Grey Ladies, Bromeliade Society and was a docent at the Wahiawa Botanical Garden.

She is survived by son, Paul Funkhouser; daughter, Barbara Ireland of NM; grandchildren, Cyndee O’Hara, Wendy Maxwell, Todd Ireland, Annie Funkhouser, Mary Lynn Fitton, David Funkhouser and Sarah Funkhouser; 11 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for this Spring at the Wahiawa Botanical Garden for family and friends.

PAUL HING CHINN CHUNG

Posted On December 29th, 2011 -

PAUL HING CHINN CHUNG

Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away on December 15, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he retired from the City and County of Honolulu as an Administrative Services Officer for the Department of Transportation Services. He is survived by his wife, Eunice; daughters, Paula (Andrew) Monden and Vicki Chung; grandchildren, Andrea (Darryen) Rhodes, and Brent Monden; brother, Raymond Chung; sisters, Mildred Chung, Grace Wu and Agnes Lee.

Mr. Chung was Past Master of Pearl Harbor Masonic Lodge; a member of Aloha Shriners and a member of Peng Hui Fraternity.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Family requests donations to Shriners’ Hospital. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Betty M. Lyons

Posted On December 29th, 2011 -

BETTY M. LYONS

Honolulu lost a gentle woman of grace, kindness and tact beloved of her family and friends, who lived her faith so fully as to be officially designated an “Island Treasure” by her diocese in 2000. Betty M. Lyons joined her Lord and her husband of 64 years, John, on December 17. Betty was born in Nebraska to an Irish farmer and a German schoolteacher. The physical isolation of the farm combined with the tendency of recent immigrants to gather based on their country of origin taught Betty how easy it is to feel left out, and began her quest to always make others feel comfortable and included. After the dust bowl years, the family sold the farm and returned to Milwaukee, WI. She finished school and began to work in an insurance agency in Madison. She met John on a blind date when he was attending the UW at Madison and wrote a letter to her mother that night saying “If I am to marry I believe I have met the man”. They married in 1946 after John returned from his Navy service in WWII.

The next 3 decades involved 6 moves for the family as John rose up in the Phone Company. Betty spent those years raising Lorna and Ross while moving and resettling in WI, NY, HI, and IN. The last 39 years of her life (save 3 yrs in Indiana) Betty was finally able to settle down and call Hawaii her home, which was especially meaningful to her because one of her sisters (Anita McFarland) had moved to Kailua directly after the war. Betty’s Mid-West roots and her gift of hospitality kept her in touch with her extended family and all her lifelong friends which ensured frequent visitors.

Once retired, Betty and John traveled extensively to the Far West and Europe in addition to their family visits to the mainland. While John golfed and focused on photography, Betty was able to dedicate herself to volunteering in her community which was how she lived her faith. She worked at Dana Project, Right to Life, various parish thrift stores, Meals on Wheels, rides for patients to medical appointments, and was both Greeter at Holy Trinity, as well as well as helping out in the office. She was involved with BCC and RCIA where she sponsored several “adopted daughters” who were studying to become Catholic.

Betty is survived by her daughter Lorna, who relocated to Honolulu from Vermont in October 2009 to served as a primary care-giver to Betty and John. Her son, John “Ross” (Jennifer) of upstate New York, also visited frequently over the last years to provide assistance. The five grandchildren each enjoyed their individual trips to spend time with John and Betty. They are Sean, Tiptonville, TN; Katie (Keith Krause) Cortez, CO; Tim (Kate) Colchester, VT; Christopher, NY, NY; and Greg, Oswego, NY.

Betty will surely be missed by her friends and family through her parishes, bridge groups, 1K, and all of the hoaaloha that shared her life. She lived as an embodiment of kindness and gentility, in service to the spirit of God’s love and blessed the lives of all she touched. We will celebrate her life on Saturday December 31st at Holy Trinity Church. In Memoriam will begin at 10a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 am. All are welcome, Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Hawaii Benedictine Monastery. Internment of her ashes will follow at Hawaii Memorial Cemetery for family.

MAGDALENA “MAGGIE” “DALING” MARCOS PASION

Posted On December 29th, 2011 -

MAGDALENA “MAGGIE”
“DALING” MARCOS PASION

Age 84, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 29, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born January 15, 1927 in Ewa, Oahu. Retired from Kaimiloa Elementary School in Ewa Beach. Member of Sacred Hearts Association.

She is survived by daughters, Angie (Paul) Vrana, Virginia (Dan) Loop of Virginia, Nellie Pasion-Callueng; sons, James Pasion, Raymond (Grace) Pasion, Steven (Ester) Pasion, Sheldon (Cris) Pasion of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (January 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 4) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PAUL HING CHINN CHUNG

Posted On December 29th, 2011 -

PAUL HING CHINN CHUNG

Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away on December 15, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he retired from the City and County of Honolulu as an Administrative Services Officer for the Department of Transportation Services. He is survived by his wife, Eunice; daughters, Paula (Andrew) Monden and Vicki Chung; grandchildren, Andrea (Darryen) Rhodes, and Brent Monden; brother, Raymond Chung; sisters, Mildred Chung, Grace Wu and Agnes Lee.

Mr. Chung was Past Master of Pearl Harbor Masonic Lodge; a member of Aloha Shriners and a member of Peng Hui Fraternity.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Family requests donations to Shriners’ Hospital. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

YAEKO “NANA” JOY

Posted On December 29th, 2011 -

YAEKO “NANA” JOY

92 of Honolulu, passed away Nov. 29, 2011 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born in

Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Karen (Richard) Alvaro; four grandchildren, Lisa, Chad, Curt, and Lori Keao; two grt. grandchildren; nieces & nephews; Inurnment at a later date.

BETSY MIEKO SUGIMURA KIYABU

Posted On December 28th, 2011 -

BETSY MIEKO SUGIMURA KIYABU

Age 83, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away November 22, 2011 in Honolulu. Born January 23, 1928 in Haina, Hamakua, Hawaii. A retired manager for the Cornet Stores in Kailua and Kaneohe; and a member of the New Hope Church, Honolulu.

She is survived by sons, Gary (Suzanne) Kiyabu, Richard (Sabrina Lee) Kiyabu, Steven (Rona) Kiyabu; daughters, Doreen (Milton) Motooka, Robin Ebia Kiyabu; brothers, Bert Sugimura, Richard (Nori) Sugimura; sister, Lei (Masa) Yamaoka; 7 grandchildren; many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Private Services were held.


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