Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HIROMU “SLIM” UNCLE MOKU” SHIMOMURA

Posted On July 4th, 2011 -

HIROMU “SLIM” “UNCLE MOKU” SHIMOMURA

Age 99, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away April 30, 2011 in Pearl City. Born April 6, 1912 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Retired land surveyor with the State of Hawaii. He played for the Waipahu Jack Rabbits.

He is survived by son, Douglas (Nanette) Shimomura; daughter, Jo Ann (Mark) Tanaka; 5 grand-children; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

Benjamin ” Ben” Pamor Poblete

Posted On July 4th, 2011 -

BENJAMIN “BEN” PAMOR POBLETE

Age 58 of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 4, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 26, 1953 in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

Member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 745; Santanian Association of Hawaii U.S.A.; Laborer’s International Union of North America Local 368; and National Rifle Association of America.

He is survived by wife, Lilia A. Poblete; daughters, Brenda (Kalson) Parinas, Bernadette (Jonathan) Markham, 5 grand-children.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday (July 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel
Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Saturday (July 9) at St. Philomena Church (3300 Ala Laulani Place, Salt Lake) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DOMINADOR “D” “DOMI” BANEZ CRISTE

Posted On July 4th, 2011 -

DOMINADOR “D” “DOMI” BANEZ CRISTE

Age 69, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 7, 2011 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Born December 14, 1941 in Santa Maria Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Hertz Rental Car of Honolulu International Airport.

He is survived by wife, Fe Criste; son, Robert (Sherrie Kam) Criste; daughters, Everlita (Charles) Szewczyk of Downingtown Pennsylvania, Maribel (Vincent) Fragomene; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, David (Francisca) Criste, Cresencio (Magdalena) Criste of Las Vegas, Patricio (Corazon) Criste of Philippines; sisters, Cadiang Trajano of Philippines, Filomena Lizardo of Philippines, Mansing Capilitan of Philippines, Teodora Dasalla of Philippines, Josephina Nelgas of Philippines; sister-in-laws, Concepcion Criste, Caridad Criste, Maxima Criste of Philippines.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (July 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JULIA ALIMOOT ROSA

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

JULIA ALIMOOT ROSA

Julia Alimoot Rosa from Waianae, passed away June 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born June 8, 1927 in Aiea, HI. Retired from Marriot Food Catering Service.

She is survived by son, Dennis (Carolyn) Alimoot; daughters, Donna LeStronge, Debra (Van) Peterson, Darlene (Clyde Mole) Ah Chong; brothers, Albert Alimoot, William Alimoot, Lawrence Alimoot, Frank Alimoot; sisters, Felicia Alimoot, Shirley Aberilla; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family & friends.

Service at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at Sacred Hearts Church, Waianae. Mass at 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flower Leis are welcomed.

NELDEN KAMAKALI’ULANI TORRES

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

NELDEN KAMAKALI’ULANI TORRES
September 25, 1984-June 6, 2011

Nelden Kamakali’ulani Torres, 26 from Kaneohe, worked as a Journeymen Plumber with R&I Construction. He was born in Honolulu survived by parents Harvey & Frances (Mapu), daughters Saydie-Lynn Kapua and Lexus Lehuanani. Brother Nelson “Kalepa” Torres (Jamila D.) sisters Neldine “Kahala” (Raymond) Shigeta & Nelissa “U’i” (Mark) Garcia, 5 nieces & 3 nephews, also survived by girlfriend Janell Bourgeois and daughter Kalia Bourgeois. Celebration of his life will take place on Friday July 8, 2011 at St. Ann’s Church on Haiku Road. Visitations at 9am-10:45am mass will start at 11:15am-12pm and last visitation from 12pm until 1pm. Aloha attire.

DAVID PATRICK MACKENZIE

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

“A man after God’s own heart.”

DAVID PATRICK MACKENZIE

47, of Kailua, VTC Section Chief at USPACOM and an Air Force veteran, went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2011. He was born in Santa Monica, California.

He is survived by his wife Tracie; sons David Joseph “DJ” (Kathie) and Morgan; grandchildren Kanoe Kageyama, Jeanai and Noah; hanai daughter Deva Correa (God daughter Danae); and brother Douglas F.

Celebration of life services: 6 p.m. July 8 (Fri) at Calvary Chapel Honolulu in Aiea (for directions please consult CCH website). Beachside Prayer Service: 8 a.m. July 9 (Sat) at Kailua Beach boat ramp. For additional information, please consult Calvary Chapel Windward website. Casual attire.

FRANK “TIM” OLMSTED HAY

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

FRANK “TIM” OLMSTED HAY
August 24, 1915-March 24, 2011

Frank “Tim” Olmsted Hay, a long time resident of the North Shore, died in his sleep at his home in Brentwood, California, on March 24, 2011 at the age of 95. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1939 and served 28 years in the US Air Force. As a C-47 pilot, he flew paratroopers in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism, landing a glider with paratroopers behind enemy lines to capture a strategic airfield in Burma. He retired from the Air Force as Commander, Wheeler Air Force Base, in 1967 and was an avid golfer at the Leilehua and Kalakaua Golf Clubs. He was long active in the Wahiawa/Waialua Rotary Club, the Waialua Community Association, and an honorary member of the Haleiwa Hawaiian Civic Club, as well as many other civic and community associations.

Tim was married for 56 years to Anne, mother of his three children, until her passing in 1996. He is survived by his wife Darlene, of Brentwood, California, to whom he was married for fourteen years, one son Frank, Junior, of Koke’e, Kaua’i, daughters Suzanne (Stuart) Hanchett, of Moloa’a, Kaua’i and Barbara (Alvin) Santos of Haleiwa, Oahu, four grandchildren, Keoa, Keana, Nainoa, Makana, and four great-grandchildren, Makali’i, Emma, Kilinoe and Ke’alohi.

Tim asked that memorial gifts be given in his name to the Rotary Youth Foundation, c/o Calvin Wakai, 130 Mango Street, Wahiawa, Oahu 96786.

A Celebration of His Life will be held at the Kawailoa Ranch Pavilion (old Meadow Gold Dairy outside Haleiwa) on Sunday, July 10 at 11:00 am. The family requests no flowers.

DAWN ALOHA KEKO’OLANI

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

DAWN ALOHA KEKO’OLANI

Passed away into the blessed peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ at age 47 on May 25, 2011, having succumbed to complications from breast cancer. Dawn was well known for her lifelong efforts to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and traditions. She enjoyed educating children and young people, having pioneered several programs and developed curriculum at Honolulu Community College, Farrington High School and several Hawaiian charter schools. Dawn’s 20 years of research and study with leading Hawaiian thinkers and cultural practitioners culminated in her philosophy of Hawaiian spirituality, the tenets of which were set down in a book, “Na’au Poi: Spiritual Food for Cultural Enlightenment”.

Dawn’s mastery of hula, photography, and Hawaiian music were shaped by a long and happy collaboration with her beloved sister Patricia Malia “Kiki” Keko’olani, who passed away in 2009. Dawn is survived by her daughter Aesha Na’awapuhimelemele Ohelo; her mother Patricia Zolman Holt; her brother Dean Pua Keko’olani; her half-brother Nawai Keko’olani; three half-sisters, Celeste Leilani “Becky” Keko’olani, Deborah Thorn, Christina Gassoway; and her nephew Teariki Tully.

A private family service was held at Diamond Head Memorial Park at Honolulu, Hawaii on June 9, 2011. Friends and family wishing to pay their respects may call Diamond Head Memorial Park for directions to her resting place.

Ethel Tokie Onitsuka

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

ETHEL TOKIE ONITSUKA

Age 92, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away May 22, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born Jan. 9, 1919 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

She is survived by brother, Richard (Toyoko) Watanabe; sisters, Leatrice (Nobuo) Aihara, Ruth Kawamoto and Nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.

DIANE KIM

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

DIANE KIM

Diane Kim, 82 of Honolulu, retired proprietor of Beaute Fair Inc. passed away at home. She is survived by sons Dana, Alan (Liane), sister Bonnie Walker and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 8th at Borthwick Mortuary Mauna Kea Chapel. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. Service will commence at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ANNIE LEILANI ANTONE

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

ANNIE LEILANI ANTONE

Age 98, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 4, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 15, 1913 in Kuliouou, Hawaii. Annie retired from Waikiki Sunset Hotel.

She is survived by sons, Benjamin (Lei) Antone, James (Lita) Antone; daughters, Terry Antone, Jane Halmos, Helen Mangrobang, Dorcas Kaleo, Joan Antone; sisters, Nani Kauahikaua, Jenny Kealoha, June Cabral; 36 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (July 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (July 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JOHN “SANDY”"SONNY” ANDUHA SANTIAGO

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

JOHN “SANDY” “SONNY” ANDUHA SANTIAGO

Age 84, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away June 18, 2011 in Pearl City. Born November 15, 1926 in Lahaina, Maui. Retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. A WWII Navy Veteran, Midway Island. Pearl City Little League umpire, Hawaii High School Association umpire. Damien Memorial High School Booster Club and Honorary Alumni Member. Preceeded in death by daughter Johnette B. Higa; brothers, Daniel Santiago and Edward Santiago.

He is survived by wife, Helen Figgeroa Santiago; sons, John F. (Leona) Santiago, Glenn F. Santiago, Don L.F. (Alicia) Santiago, Steven F. (Angie) Santiago, Paul F. (Cynthia) Santiago; son-in-law, Jesse Higa; daughters, Helen Linda (Eleazar) Malaki, Raynette J. (Alton) Daite, Glori B. (Hideo) Su’a; brother, Albert Santiago of Florida; sister, Evangeline Vegas of Alaska; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunties and cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (July 7) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City) Mass 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m Friday (July 8). at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DAVID PATRICK MACKENZIE

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

“A man after God’s own heart.”

DAVID PATRICK MACKENZIE

47, of Kailua, VTC Section Chief at USPACOM and an Air Force veteran, went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2011. He was born in Santa Monica, California.

He is survived by his wife Tracie; sons David Joseph “DJ” (Kathie) and Morgan; grandchildren Kanoe Kageyama, Jeanai and Noah; hanai daughter Deva Correa (God daughter Danae); and brother Douglas F.

Celebration of life services: 6 p.m. July 8 (Fri) at Calvary Chapel Honolulu in Aiea (for directions please consult CCH website). Beachside Prayer Service: 8 a.m. July 9 (Sat) at Kailua Beach boat ramp. For additional information, please consult Calvary Chapel Windward website. Casual attire.

Pierre J. Jaffuel

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

PIERRE J. JAFFUEL

Was released from this earth on May 29, 2011.

He lived a full and passionate life and left behind his beloved wife, Keiko and their two dogs, Mocha & Latte. He is also survived by his three sons, Patrick, Willy and Mitch as well as daughters Andrea and Angela and grand children.

Pierre enjoyed his life to the fullest. He was born in Paris, France and traveled the world with The French Navy. He loved the ocean and a private service was held to fulfill his wishes to be returned to the sea. Pierre is loved and will forever be missed.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the friendship and support that poured in during this time of great sorrow.

Richard T. Iwamoto

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

RICHARD T. IWAMOTO

Richard T. Iwamoto (80), loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011 in Huntington Beach, CA.

He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Richard attended McKinley High School and later graduated from the University of Hawaii. He served in the Army at Schofield Barracks. Richard married Rose (Hamada) and they moved to Ohio where he attended the University of Cincinnati Law School. He took a job as an attorney for the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. He was active in the Hawaii State Society and Methodist Church. Richard retired after 30 years and moved to Huntington Beach. He worked part time at the OC Law Library and also as a movie extra. He helped organize the McKinley Alumni Association of Los Angeles.

We will remember Richard’s witty conversation and sense of humor; his strength and dedication to his family; his keen interest in current events; his love of Hawaiian food and music, camping, fishing, golfing and raising orchids. He especially enjoyed activities with his grandchildren and was proud of their achievements.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Rose; and his daughter, Joyce. He is survived by his children, Ross Iwamoto (Dianne), Gail Smith (Jim); grandchildren, Matthew and Joy; brothers, Ralph, Reynold, Robert and sister, Bernice Buxbaum.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 am Sat., July 16, 2011 at Dilday Chapel, 17911 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA.

GERALD KATSUMI KOIKE

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

GERALD KATSUMI KOIKE

Age 64, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away June 20, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born February 11, 1947 in Waialua, Hawaii. Retired planner & estimator for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Vietnam Veteran & recipient of the Purple Heart Award.

He is survived by wife, Arlene T. Koike; son, Bryan (Lovelle) Koike; daughter, Kori (Ian) Koike Smith; sister, Jeanne (Peter) Okutani; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (July 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

HAMILTON ALBERT SCHUBERT

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

HAMILTON ALBERT SCHUBERT

Age 87, lived 42 years in Ewa Beach, passed away June 22, 2011 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Born Deccember 12, 1923 in Geronimo, Texas. Chief Schubert ATC was a 31 year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He entered the Navy in September 1941, months before the outbreak of WWII. He served in that conflict in radio communications and electronics, and served on the USS Petrov Bay as well as being an instructor for many years. His service also included aviation electronics during the Korean War where he worked on spying operations. He arrived in Hawaii with his family in 1969.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Madelyne in 1972 survived by sons: Glenn Schubert of Hawaii Kai and Gregory Schubert of Midway Atoll, one granddaughter Glenna Schubert of Washington D.C. and one grandson Robert J. Sofaly of Columbus, GA. He was preceded in death by his second wife Elizabeth in 2009 and is survived by stepchildren: Christina Meller of Honolulu, Ronald Ariola of Ewa Beach, Leonard Ariola of Ewa Beach, Lydia Kapalolu of Ewa Beach and many step-grand and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Lorene French of Austin, TX, sisters-in-law Geraldine Schubert of San Antonio, TX and Lana St. George of Alemeda, CA. He will be greatly missed. There will be a small family service at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery 45-349 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI.

Visitation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday July 8 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

ALICE SUYENO HANSON

Posted On July 3rd, 2011 -

ALICE SUYENO HANSON

Age 82, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away June 17, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born October 10, 1928 in Pearl City, Hawaii. Alice retired as a cook from Leilehua High School.

She is survived by daughters, Sandra (Luis) Nakasone, Patricia Hanson; brother, Edward Higa; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 11:00 a.m. Thursday (July 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Chong Ye “Mona” Agena

Posted On July 2nd, 2011 -

CHONG YE “MONA” AGENA

Age 61, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away June 4, 2011 in Kapolei. Born October 26, 1949 in
Korea.

She is survived by husband, Clarence Merton Agena; sons, Christopher L. (Linda) Elmore, Clark C. Agena; daughter, Amy M. (Wesley) Mickel; father, Pan Sok Choe; brother, Sung Yoon Choe; sisters, Chong Soon Choe, Yoon Hee Choe, Jisung Kang and 5 Grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (July 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m. Thursday (July 7) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers, please.

TODD DAMIEN GANZAGAN

Posted On July 2nd, 2011 -

IN LOVING MEMORY

Todd Damien Ganzagan
July 2, 2007

Forever I will sing
the goodness of the Lord.
-Ps 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19

Remembering you with love,
The Ganzagan `ohana

LORRAINE MITSUKO YOSHIDA

Posted On July 2nd, 2011 -

LORRAINE MITSUKO YOSHIDA

Age 89, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away May 28, 2011 in Mililani. Born April 15, 1922 in Kapahi, Kauai.

She is survived by daughters, Amy (Sonny) Shimamoto, Mae (Clifford) Harada, Diane (Wayne) Awakuni; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, George Takemoto, Elmer (Thelma) Takemoto.

Private services were held. No monetary offerings, please.

ALFRED B. FERNANDES, JR.

Posted On July 2nd, 2011 -

After battling leukemia for over two years, Alfred B. Fernandes, Jr. passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Seattle, Washington at the age of 60. His wife, Mary Ann and older brother, Steve were by his side. Al, the youngest of eight children was born in Lihue, Kauai to Alfred B. and Ruth (Matsushige) Fernandes. The family lived in Kapaa, Kauai where he graduated from Kapaa High School. Al earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii and began his public accounting career in the Honolulu office of the international accounting firm, Arthur Young & Company, which later became Ernst & Young LLP. After a distinguished 30-year career, Al retired from Ernst & Young LLP as the partner in charge of the Tax Department. Not ready to settle down, Al joined the accounting firm of KMH LLP as their senior tax partner specializing in tax and business consulting services. Despite his illness, he continued to actively consult with clients and friends on business and tax matters from his hospital bed. Over his 38-year professional career, Al distinguished himself as one of the foremost taxation experts in Hawaii. Included among his clients were some of Hawaii’s largest hotel operators, real estate developers, retailers, non-profits, financial institutions and healthcare providers. In recent years, Al became active in assisting high technology and media companies and other investors seeking to help diversify Hawaii’s economy. Al was widely respected as one of Hawaii’s leading authorities on Federal and Hawaii State taxation and previously served as Chairman of the Hawaii Tax Review Commission. Besides bringing to his personal and business relationships intelligence, deep knowledge and perspective from decades of experience, he also brought character, professionalism and personal integrity. Al was generous with his time and his tax expertise with colleagues, friends, non-profit organizations and clients. He took great pride in mentoring other accountants and challenged them to excel and succeed. He was very highly respected as a trusted advisor by business leaders in the private sector and by State officials in the Department of Taxation and Legislature. For many years Al co-authored the desktop reference book, Taxes of Hawaii. Al held a deep belief in Noblesse Oblige (privilege entails to responsibility) and served our community as a leader and supporter of many nonprofit organizations, including the Boy Scouts, the Hawaiian Humane Society, Maryknoll School and the Hawaii Science and Technology Council, among many. The Hawaii Society of CPA’s awarded him their Public Service Award in 2008 for his many contributions to the community. While Al contributed much to the community, he held a special affinity for the Boy Scouts. His dedicated service to the scouting program included serving as Cubmaster for Pack 42 since 1988 where he loved to run the Pinewood Derby races for the Pack and the annual Makahiki. Al was also active at the district and council level where he served in a variety of leadership roles on the Council’s Executive Board including Council Commissioner and most recently Treasurer. In recognition of his service to Scouting he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 2002, which is the highest honor a local council can bestow upon a volunteer. Al is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Ann, daughter, Tanya Fernandes, son, Alfred F. Fernandes, and his very beloved pets, Biscuits, Pogo, and Latte. Predeceased by oldest brother, James Fernandes, surviving family members also include siblings Marjerie Franklin, Alan Fernandes, Adele Baptiste, Patricia White, Steven Fernandes, Judith Nakamura, and many nieces and nephews. Al will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

SERVICES WILL BE HELD:
Date: Friday, July 8, 2011
Location: Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Ave.
Visitation: 9am-10:30am
Eulogy: 10:30am
Mass: 11am (Celebrant-Bishop Larry Silva)
Reception: 12pm-2pm Hall and Courtyard

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either: Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America, 42 Puiwa Road, Hon., HI 96817 or Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Hon., HI 96826

EDWARD YGLESIAS PERALES

Posted On July 2nd, 2011 -

EDWARD YGLESIAS PERALES

Age 74, of Houston, TX, passed away June 1, 2011 in Houston, TX. Born March 5, 1937 in San Antonio, TX. He was a retired Major from the U.S. Marine Corp.; and also a retired accountant with the Cancer Research Center, State of Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Huong Thi Thien Dao; sons, Edward (Alison) Perales, Joseph (Charmel) Perales, Richard (Tremaine) Perales; step-son, Quang Dao; daughters, Theresa (Ronald) Nakayama, Catherine Perales; step-daughters, An Dao, Ly Dao; sister, Frances (Fernando) Ortega; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private Services were held.

ALFRED B. FERNANDES, JR.

Posted On July 2nd, 2011 -

After battling leukemia for over two years, Alfred B. Fernandes, Jr. passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Seattle, Washington at the age of 60. His wife, Mary Ann and older brother, Steve were by his side. Al, the youngest of eight children was born in Lihue, Kauai to Alfred B. and Ruth (Matsushige) Fernandes. The family lived in Kapaa, Kauai where he graduated from Kapaa High School. Al earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii and began his public accounting career in the Honolulu office of the international accounting firm, Arthur Young & Company, which later became Ernst & Young LLP. After a distinguished 30-year career, Al retired from Ernst & Young LLP as the partner in charge of the Tax Department. Not ready to settle down, Al joined the accounting firm of KMH LLP as their senior tax partner specializing in tax and business consulting services. Despite his illness, he continued to actively consult with clients and friends on business and tax matters from his hospital bed. Over his 38-year professional career, Al distinguished himself as one of the foremost taxation experts in Hawaii. Included among his clients were some of Hawaii’s largest hotel operators, real estate developers, retailers, non-profits, financial institutions and healthcare providers. In recent years, Al became active in assisting high technology and media companies and other investors seeking to help diversify Hawaii’s economy. Al was widely respected as one of Hawaii’s leading authorities on Federal and Hawaii State taxation and previously served as Chairman of the Hawaii Tax Review Commission. Besides bringing to his personal and business relationships intelligence, deep knowledge and perspective from decades of experience, he also brought character, professionalism and personal integrity. Al was generous with his time and his tax expertise with colleagues, friends, non-profit organizations and clients. He took great pride in mentoring other accountants and challenged them to excel and succeed. He was very highly respected as a trusted advisor by business leaders in the private sector and by State officials in the Department of Taxation and Legislature. For many years Al co-authored the desktop reference book, Taxes of Hawaii. Al held a deep belief in Noblesse Oblige (privilege entails to responsibility) and served our community as a leader and supporter of many nonprofit organizations, including the Boy Scouts, the Hawaiian Humane Society, Maryknoll School and the Hawaii Science and Technology Council, among many. The Hawaii Society of CPA’s awarded him their Public Service Award in 2008 for his many contributions to the community. While Al contributed much to the community, he held a special affinity for the Boy Scouts. His dedicated service to the scouting program included serving as Cubmaster for Pack 42 since 1988 where he loved to run the Pinewood Derby races for the Pack and the annual Makahiki. Al was also active at the district and council level where he served in a variety of leadership roles on the Council’s Executive Board including Council Commissioner and most recently Treasurer. In recognition of his service to Scouting he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 2002, which is the highest honor a local council can bestow upon a volunteer. Al is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Ann, daughter, Tanya Fernandes, son, Alfred F. Fernandes, and his very beloved pets, Biscuits, Pogo, and Latte. Predeceased by oldest brother, James Fernandes, surviving family members also include siblings Marjerie Franklin, Alan Fernandes, Adele Baptiste, Patricia White, Steven Fernandes, Judith Nakamura, and many nieces and nephews. Al will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

SERVICES WILL BE HELD:
Date: Friday, July 8, 2011
Location: Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Ave.
Visitation: 9am-10:30am
Eulogy: 10:30am
Mass: 11am (Celebrant-Bishop Larry Silva)
Reception: 12pm-2pm Hall and Courtyard

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either: Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America, 42 Puiwa Road, Hon., HI 96817 or Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Hon., HI 96826

DOROTHY KIEO JOASH

Posted On July 2nd, 2011 -

DOROTHY
KIEO JOASH

Age 59, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away June 24, 2011 in Honolulu. Born June 23, 1952 in Jaluit, Marshall Island. Dorothy was a retiree from the Marshallese Government-Finance Department.

She is survived by husband, Jeto Joash; sons, Gregory (Carmelita) Joash, Ryan (Connie) Joash; daughters, Berlene (Auston) Lokeijak, Dorsie (Carl) Leer; mother, Neilek Samson; brother, George Thaddeus; sisters, Enke Samson, Lison Samson, Tine Brothersen, Risa Timsen, Alse Tarkio, Talison Samson; 18 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (July 6) at Waianae Protestant Church; (85-946 Mill St., Waianae) Funeral Service 7:00 p.m.

HARRY KIYOSHI KIHARA

Posted On July 1st, 2011 -

HARRY KIYOSHI KIHARA
June 10, 2011

Harry Kiyoshi Kihara, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrician and Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wahiawa.

He is survived by wife, Jean H.; sons, Troy I. (Diane) and Bart Y. (Holli); daughter, Kimberly R. (Mark) Yamauchi; sisters, Alice Kanemaru, Dorothy Aruga and Florence Ideue; sister-in-law, Marian Kihara; and four grandchildren.

Private services.

TOSHIKO “LEFTY” ISHIZAKI

Posted On July 1st, 2011 -

TOSHIKO “LEFTY” ISHIZAKI

Age 77, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away June 23, 2011 in Aiea. Born May 7, 1934 in Waimea, Kauai, HI. Toshiko retired from the Public Works Center on Ford Island. She was a member of the Aiea Makule Bowling League.

She is survived by husband, Masato Ishizaki; daughters, Renee (Dean) Kaneshiro, Tracy (Nick) Du of CA; sister, Shizuko (Larry) Nakamoto; 4 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

GARY ISAMU KONDO

Posted On July 1st, 2011 -

GARY ISAMU KONDO

Gary Isamu Kondo passed peacefully away on June 11, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born February 24, 1947 in Honolulu. Son of the late Chiyokichi and Miyako Kondo, Gary grew up in the Mc Cully area where his family owned Kondo Auto Paint & Service and he attended Bingham Tract Elementary and Stevenson Intermediate. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1964 and the University of Hawaii in 1968 where he was an enthusiastic member of the Phi Kappa Pi fraternity.

Gary went on to receive a doctorate of dental surgery at the University of Detroit where he graduated Cum Laude and was the recipient of a number of awards, including the clinical practitioner’s award and the crown and bridge award. Upon graduation, he was inducted into both the Alpha Sigma Nu-National Jesuit Honor Society and the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society in 1972. Dr. Kondo went on to receive residency training and a specialty certificate in Endodontics and served as a clinical instructor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Detroit.

Dr. Kondo had a tremendous impact on the lives of everyone who knew him both professionally and in business. After being in private practice in Michigan, he returned home to Hawaii in 1974 to join as a partner with Endodontic
Associates, the largest endodontic group practice in Hawaii, and also served as an instructor in the Queen’s Medical Center Dental Residency program from 1975-1990.

For 30 years, he practiced as an endodontist in Hawaii. He was a driving force that helped shape Hawaii’s dental industry as Trustee of the Hawaii Dental Association, President of the Honolulu County Dental Society, President of the Hawaii Independent Dental Alliance, President of the Hawaii Smile Centers, the entity that delivered Britesmile teeth whitening in Hawaii, American Dental Alliance, a dental practice management company, and finally as the President and CEO of Hawaii Dental Group, Hawaii Family Dental Centers, Hawaii’s largest group dental practice serving 10 communities on four islands.

Never content with the status quo, Dr. Kondo was also a visionary entrepreneur who founded a number of highly successful and timely businesses outside of his chosen profession. Among them were Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems over 21 years ago, which grew to become Hawaii’s largest medical waste treatment contractor serving over a thousand of Hawaii’s hospitals and medical facilities on all islands. Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems led to the formation of Honua Technologies, one of the first Act 221 qualified high technology businesses in Hawaii, which manufactures a non-incineration technology for medical, pharmaceutical, and low-level radioactive waste, and Honua Power, one of the first independent renewable energy power producers which is developing the first biomass
gasification power plant on Oahu.

A former member of the Board of the Hawaii Community Development Authority and a supporter of many political causes, Dr. Kondo gave back to his community as much as possible. Dr. Kondo was a strong supporter of local non-profits. He was also a generous contributor to his Alma Mater, Roosevelt High School, The University of Hawaii and University of Detroit Dental School. He was especially proud of his most recent contribution to Shriners Hospital, where he served as a member of the Friends Board. Dr. Kondo took great pride in conceiving of and launching the first children’s dental facility at Shriners Hospital which will serve basic dental needs for children throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Rim.

Amongst many interests, his favorites were golf, baseball and music. He was a devoted golfing member of Waialae Country Club for nearly 20 years, he founded the Hawaii Historical Baseball Society, and he regularly enjoyed Kanikapila with his friends and family.

Dr. Kondo is survived by his wife Mary Oxley Kondo, children Kevin Kondo (Kelly) and Michelle Kondo Ho (Peter), sister Ann Kondo Corum (Van), brother David Kondo, brother-in-law Jim Oxley (Takako), mother-in-law Eleanor Oxley, four grandchildren, Keira Kondo, Eian Kondo, Kahn Ho and Lia Ho, three nephews Ken Corum, AJ Oxley, and Neil Kondo, his niece Masako Oxley, cousins, auntys and uncles, many more loyal and trusted comrades, and finally, his beloved dachshunds, Coco and Oprah.

Dr. Kondo’s family is eternally grateful for the tremendous support and love received from their friends and colleagues during this time. The family would also like to thank and commend the incredible doctors, nurses, and staff of Queen’s Medical Center and all of the other healthcare professionals who touched the lives of Dr. Kondo and his family during the final months of his life.
Services will be held Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the Waialae Country Club. Visitation is from 3:30 p.m.; Services begin at 5:00 p.m.; aloha attire; the family kindly requests no flowers. Parking at Waialae Country Club will be very limited – please carpool. A parking and shuttle service will also be available from Hunakai Park (at Hunakai Street and Farmers Road) in Kahala. Donations can be made in Memory of Gary I. Kondo to Shriners Hospital in Honolulu, Catholic Charities of Hawaii, or the Hawaii Food Bank.

ELSON LACISTE YANUARIA

Posted On July 1st, 2011 -

ELSON LACISTE YANUARIA

Age 63, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away June 17, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born December 24, 1947 in Baranggay #9, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Owner of Elson’s Goldsmith Incorporated. Vice Moderator of Moanalua Community Church.

He is survived by wife, Melinda S. Yanuaria; daughters, Janel (Tony) Guira, Vena (Jeremy) Joco; sons, Elson (Evalani) Yanuaria Jr, Calin Yanuaria; 7 grandchildren; parents, Osias and Estrella Yanuaria; brother, Erwin Yanuaria; sisters, Ofelia (Lolito) Luzod of San Jose, CA, Hedy (Mario) Ganos, Everly (Brandon) Le of San Jose, CA; 1 niece & 1 nephew.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (July 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 6) at Moanalua Community Church; (4867 Bougainville Dr., Moanalua) Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RICHARD HIDEO KODO

Posted On June 30th, 2011 -

RICHARD HIDEO KODO

Age 87, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 11, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born August 15, 1923 in Kahuku, Hawaii.

He is survived by sons, Richard (Pearl) Kodo, Randy (Joy) Kodo, Glenn Kodo, Gerry (Mayumi) Kodo of CA; daughter, Kathy Waikiki; sisters, Gladys Nemoto, Mildred Miyashita; caregiver, Lina Estes; 6 grandchildren.

Private services were held.


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