Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

SHANDRA “TITA” G.C. HEW-HIGUCHI

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

SHANDRA “TITA” G.C. HEW-HIGUCHI
Age 53, of Honolulu, passed away August 2, 2012 at her home. Born December 30, 1958 in Honolulu. Retired Stevenson Middle School special education teacher.
She is survived by husband, Roy M. Higuchi; brother, Clement Y. F. Hew, Jr.; hanai-sister, Joy F. Yoshimura; hanai-brother, Wayne Kagami; hanai mom & dad, Kay & Gordon Chang; nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday 9/1 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire.

RICHARD “HULI” HULIHONUA KAAUMOANA

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

RICHARD “HULI” HULIHONUA KAAUMOANA
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away August 4, 2012 at his home. Born March 24, 1928 in Hanalei, Kauai.
He is survived by sons, Richard Kaaumoana, Jr., David Kaaumoana, Joseph (Annette) Kaaumoana, Gaynon Sobrado, Daniel Kaaumoana; daughters, Miu Lan (David) Oman, Marie Fritzgerald, Mary Jane (Archie) Morris, Christine (Paul) Kempczenski; brother, Harry (Barbara) Kaaumoana; sisters, Hannah Lopez, Rebecca Kapoli Maka; 14 grand-children; 27great-grand-children; nieces and nephews.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 8/31 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ARSENIO VILLANUEVA de GUZMAN

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

ARSENIO VILLANUEVA
de GUZMAN
Age 86, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 29, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born December 14, 1925 in Cagayan Valley, Philippines. A member of St Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu.
He is survived by wife, Andrea Burgos de Guzman; daughters, Socorro de Guzman Caranto, Joy de Guzman Belano; 7 grand-children.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (September 1) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KIYO YAMASHIROYA

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

KIYO YAMASHIROYA
Age 89, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away July 29, 2012 in Torrance. Born October 2, 1922 in Ewa, Hawaii.
She is survived by son, Alvin Yamashiroya; daughters, Susan Higa, Lynne Kaneshiro; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Itsuo Saito, Minoru Saito; sisters, Clara Ouchi, Mieko Tsutsumi, Masako Saito.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (September 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Eleanor Adrian Garcia

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

ELEANOR ADRIAN GARCIA
78 years old of Pearl City passed away on August 19 at Kaiser Hospital. Born February 15, 1934 in Waipunalei-Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Hilo. She married and moved to Oahu in 1959 and resided in Pearl City, worked as a messenger for the Hawaii Newspaper Agency for 21 years. She is survived by husband George R. Garcia; sons Patrick Garcia, Michael (Lisa) Garcia; daughters Cheryl (Jay) Sylva and Charlene (Rick) Saunders; brother John F. (Andrea) Adrian Jr.; sisters Marian (Ernest) De Luz and Elaine Powers; brother-in-law Rev. Albert Garcia; grandchildren Jaizie Sylva, Shae Bryan Sylva, Adrienne Sylva, Ciera Sylva, Lichelle Garcia, Alisha Garcia and Nicholas Garcia.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 31st at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Pearl City, mass at 10:30 a.m.

BENJAMIN PAMMIT BALLESTEROS

Posted On August 28th, 2012 -

BENJAMIN PAMMIT BALLESTEROS
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away August 12, 2012 at home. Born October 30, 1927 in Lahaina, Maui.
He is survived by wife, Juanita V. Ballesteros; sons, Benedicto (Lily) Ballesteros, Jesus Ballesteros, Rolando (Myrna) Ballesteros, Florante (Beatriz) Ballesteros, Herman (Juliet) Ballesteros, Cesar Ballesteros; daughter, Helen (Jeff) Ballesteros-Mundon; brother, Juan Ballesteros; sisters, Felicidad Guzman, Victoria Rausa, Rosalina Ladines, Perpetwa Cuayzon; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grand-children.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday 8/31 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

ARTHUR YONESHIGE

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

ARTHUR YONESHIGE
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away August 15, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice West. Born November 3, 1927 in Honolulu. He was a Veteran for the U. S. Army
He is survived by daughters, Becky Yoneshige, Gabriele Yoneshige; brother, Harry “Aki” (Tokie) Yoneshige; sisters, Florence Teru Tanimitsu, Grace Grimes; nieces and nephews.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday 8/30 at Mililani Dowtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Augustine Van Horn Diamond

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

AUGUSTINE VAN HORN DIAMOND
Musician, labor leader, and community advocate Van Diamond, 73, passed away on August 5, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice in Ewa Beach. Born May 30, 1939 in Honolulu, Van attended St Louis College, graduated from Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, CA, and received an AB in from the University of Notre Dame. Van’s career included work in the City & County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii Judiciary, the Hawaii Job Corps, Alu Like, Inc., and over 30 years combined with HGEA, AFL-CIO, Hawaii Musician’s Association and IBEW Local 1357. Van was an accomplished singer and upright bass player and performed at the Halekulani with his mother, Marion, and aunt, Lila Reiplinger, for 30 years as The Diamond Serenaders. He was a member of Hale O Na Alii since 1958 and chair of the Oahu Island Burial Council. He served on the boards for The Aloha United Way, Saint Francis Hospital, The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace and The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. Van is survived by wife, Kathryn; daughters Kalai (Nate Miyaki) and Malia (Damien) Lee, son David Keoni (Keiki) and their mother, Evagene Diamond; daughter-in-law Miyuki, stepdaughters Cayenne (Edward) Tote and Jill (Michael) Yang; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Eugene Iokepa Diamond. Celebration of life on Tuesday, August 28 at The Bishop Museum’s Atherton Halau from 4:30-8:30pm. Burial at a later date at Ale’amai, Hawai’i Island.

EMMA PUAONUI PRATT

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

EMMA PUAONUI PRATT, 75
Died 8/21/12
Survived by sisters, Miriam K. Keouli, Angie (Alex) Neill; nephew; and nieces. Service at Makaha Kingdom Hall (84-361 Makaha Valley Rd., Waianae) Sept. 01 2012 1 PM.
Aloha Attire. No Flowers.

PATRICIA A. GIONSON

Posted On August 27th, 2012 -

PATRICIA A. GIONSON
Age 73, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 28, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 18, 1938 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She is survived by husband, Aniano Gionson; daughters, Joaddie Gionson, Patrice Gionson, Toni Okamura; brother, John S. Silva Jr.; 5 grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (September 1) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Rosita Bermijo Marabelles

Posted On August 26th, 2012 -

ROSITA BERMIJO MARABELLES
80, of Honolulu, a retired employee at Young Brothers, Ltd., died in Queens Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alexander, Jr. and Milton, daughter Daphne Eichner, seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday (9/1) at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

ORLANDO RYAN VALLEJO, JR.

Posted On August 26th, 2012 -

ORLANDO RYAN VALLEJO, JR.
Age 18, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 24, 1994 in Honolulu, HI. A graduate of the Youth Challenge 2010-2011. A student at Leeward Community College; worked for McDonalds at Mililani. He was employed at Heide & Cooke as a inventory/stock clerk. He volunteered at the Farmers Market Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Waikiki.
He is survived by parents, Orlando Saturno Sr., & Emilia Tanauan Vallejo; sisters, Cindy Clayborn, Emily Vallejo; grandmother, Fe Gamalo.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (September 1) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Alyce Sato Takami

Posted On August 26th, 2012 -

ALYCE SATO TAKAMI
February 16, 1923
– August 3, 2012
Alyce Masako Sato Takami died peacefully in Seattle, Washington where she had lived since March 2011. Alyce was born in Honolulu on February 16, 1923, the third of five children of Tamiyo and Taichi Sato. She graduated from St. Andrew’s Priory in 1941. After high school, she traveled to Los Angeles to attend fashion design school and was in L.A. at the start of World War II. In the spring of 1942, she was among thousands of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in Manzanar prison camp in eastern California.
Alyce was released from Manzanar in December 1942 and she went to the East Coast to attend Beaver College. After college, she met and married Suyehiko Takami and lived for many years on Long Island. They had four sons Bruce, Stephen (who died as an infant), David and John. Suyehiko died in 1964. The family moved to Honolulu in 1972 and Alyce worked for a Japanese land company, a gift shop, Dole Intermediate School, and for Tiffany’s in Ala Moana Center.
Alyce took pride in her heritage and was active in the community. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association and the Japanese Women’s Society of Honolulu. She danced in a hula group and played in a taishokoto group that performed in dozens of concerts. She was co-author of the book Kokoro: Cherished Japanese Traditions in Hawaii. Alyce’s warm, effervescent personality won her many friends and she had a keen sense of style.
She is survived by sons Bruce, David and John Takami, daughter-in-law Wingate Packard, grandsons James and Robin Takami, son-in-law Roger Lorenzen, siblings and spouses Bob Sato, Jane Sato, Larry and Laura Sato, and Harriet Sato Masunaga and Glenn Masunaga, and beloved nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. She was preceded in death by her husband Suyehiko Takami, her parents, Taichi and Tamiyo Sato, brother Barney Sato, and son Stephen.
Write to the family c/o David Takami, 6203 NE 193rd St. Kenmore, WA 98028. A celebration of her life will be held in Honolulu in mid-December.

JOSE A. OANIA

Posted On August 26th, 2012 -

JOSE A. OANIA
Age 90, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away August 1, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 22, 1922 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired as a longshoreman after 39 years for Hawaii Stevedores.
He is survived by wife, Mary Oania; son, Steven (Yolanda) Oania; daughters, Bernadine (Michael) Parrish, Theresa (Rich) Meiers; brothers, Maximo Oania, Miguel Oania; sister, Perfecta Oania; 2 grandchildren, Jacqueline Jessica.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (August 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

GENEVIEVE ENGLISH GILDERSLEEVE

Posted On August 26th, 2012 -

GENEVIEVE ENGLISH GILDERSLEEVE
May 03, 1918 – August 10, 2012.
Our beloved Genevieve, known to her family as “Chelly,” was born in Paia, Maui to Heine and Kalei English on May 03, 1918; she passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of August 10, 2012. A graduate of Mills College, currently known as Mid-Pacific Institute, Chelly was a very gifted artist and fashion designer. She was well-known for her fine work in Ceramics, oil paintings and high-end Fashion. Our Granny Chelly will always be remembered dancing to the music she loved, with a flower in her hair, silky red lips, a snazzy broach on her lapel, dressed to the nine with a beautiful bright Smile on her face!
Survived by an only child, her daughter and best friend, Lealani M. Puana (husband Rudolph H. Puana). She was also survived by four Grandchildren: Rualani (Kent) Simpson, JoAnn (Bruce) Vidinhar, Katherine (Louis) Kealoha and Dr. Rudolph (Dr. Lynn) Puana; Eight Great-Grandchildren: Maile (Bobby) Nguyen, Jodie (Mark) Brems, Douglas (Kim) Simpson, Chad Vidinhar, Shaun (Kirsten) Vidinhar, Kristina Kealoha, Samuel Puana and Genevieve “Gigi” Puana; Five Great-Great-Grandchildren: Blayze and Mika Nguyen, Kailani Simpson, Joseph Brems and Bowen Vidinhar; beloved nephew and niece Bill and Carola Drew, and family and friends. Pre-deceased by her first husband Mr. Joseph B. Schwartz of Romania and her second husband Mr. Charles T. Gildersleeve of Hudson, Illinois.
A devoted Parishioner of the Carmelite Monastery and St. Ann’s Church in Kaneohe, Chelly was also a member of the Ana Malia Catholic Society #208. In Celebration of Chelly’s life and love, we would like to thank the following for their love and support: St. Francis Homecare & Hospice, Dr. Jennifer Ito, Sue Griffin-Seeweker, Mrs. Mary Zanakis Pico, Borthwick Mortuary and the Murdock Ohana. Private services will be held by her family.
Be at Peace Granny~ May the Angels lead thee into Paradise. May the Martyrs receive thee at thy coming and take thee to the Holy City. May the choir of Angels receive thee and Proclaim to the Heavens that a humble and faithful servant are thee; and thus, shall Our Divine Heavenly Father Grant thee Eternal rest and Peace everlasting. Amen.

JOHN KEALAIKI LEE

Posted On August 26th, 2012 -

JOHN KEALAIKI LEE
John Kealaiki Lee passed away August 17, 2012 at his home. He was born March 21, 1933 to Joseph and Elizabeth Noa Lee in Honolulu. He was the youngest in a family of nine children. In this large family the values of cooperation, hard work, and sharing with others were instilled in him. He was a 1951 graduate of Kamehameha Schools. John was also a long-time employee of Pan American World Airways which afforded him and his family opportunities for worldwide travel; African safaris, Hong Kong epicurean dining, cruises on the Rhine, and treks at the Great Wall. He was a member of Mamaka Ai’alo, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Hawaiian culture.
John will be remembered as thoughtful, generous, and kind, as a loving husband and father, and a true, great friend. Annual Alaskan fishing expeditions would often yield great bounties of salmon He would carefully can and share with many family members, friends, and acquaintances. At New Year’s one of his great joys was to coordinate the preparation of hundreds of laulau, also given to friends and family. He touched many lives by his positive frame of mind, outlook on life, and selfless manner. Indeed, John embodied the Hawaiian proverb, “Ha’awi, ha’awi, ha’awi pau loa”, Give, give, give till it’s all gone. He will be missed by his wife, Maile, sons, John, Jr., Jeff, Jay, daughter, Jamie Yamashita, four grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brother-in-law, James Kalani, and many friends.
Visitation Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10:30 am, Memorial Service 11:30 am, Diamond Head Memorial Chapel. Aloha Attire.

KEVIN EUGENE MURRAY

Posted On August 26th, 2012 -

KEVIN EUGENE MURRAY
61, of Honolulu, Hawaii, Born July 20, 1951 in Campbell, Minnesota & died August 14, 2012. Retired as a US NAVY Chief Petty Officer & from the State of Hawaii DOT. Survived by wife, Jacqueline Murray; 13 Children-Ireno Rabang, Rodney Rabang, Raynette Samatua, Dominic Rabang, Rachel Rabang, Jennie Murray, Kevin Murray, Jr., Janelle Durant, Kristopher Murray, Kimberly Galton, Kristy Lee, Jacob Murray & Jackie Murray; 33 grandchildren; Sisters-Karen Kath & Kay Hoogendoorn. Memorial Services at Moanalua Mortuary, August 30, 2012, 4pm-8pm. Burial August 31, 2012, 2pm, Hawaii State Veterans Memorial Park.

WAYNE HAROLD DELVENTHAL

Posted On August 26th, 2012 -

WAYNE HAROLD DELVENTHAL
Wayne Delventhal, age 81, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, went to be with the Lord on August 13, 2012. Wayne was born on November 22, 1930, in Brighton, Colorado, to August and Frieda Delventhal on a farm homesteaded by his grandparents.
Wayne was the eldest son and brother to Keith and Glen. As a boy, Wayne worked on the family farm and was active in 4-H, achieving a National Junior Vegetable Grower award. Eager to leave farming behind, Wayne convinced his parents to send him to Seward, Nebraska, for high school and graduated in 1948. Wayne subsequently received a Lutheran teaching certificate in 1951 and Bachelors Degree in 1953 from Concordia University in Seward. Wayne received his Masters of Elementary Administration degree from Indiana University in 1962. Wayne dedicated his life to the education of children in schools of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Wayne was assigned to begin his teaching career in Crown Point, Indiana for the fall term, 1951, where he taught grades 3, 4, and 5. On December 30, 1951, Wayne married the love of his life, Viola Elaine Heath, of Brighton, Colorado. It was in Indiana where the couple welcomed sons David Wayne (1954) and Paul Logan (1956) into their family. In 1956, the family relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Wayne had the privilege of starting an elementary school for Redeemer Lutheran Church. In Colorado Springs, Janice Elaine (1959) and Douglas Eugene (1960) were born. Sadly, Douglas passed away shortly after birth.
In 1962, Wayne accepted a position as the principal of Trinity Lutheran School in Wahiawa. He enjoyed snorkeling and playing the ukulele with family and friends around evening bon fires at the beach in Haleiwa. Wayne and Elaine welcomed son Mark William to the family in 1962. In 1984, Wayne began teaching and later became the principal for Our Savior Lutheran School in Aiea. Wayne retired from teaching in 1996.
In retirement, Wayne and Elaine were blessed to travel extensively and spend time with their family. He volunteered at Our Savior in the library and served on the School Board. He was the representative for California District Church Extension Fund for the Hawaiian Islands. Wayne was active in Friends of Waialua Library, Friends of Waialua Bandstand, and Aloha Patrol at Waimea Bay. Wayne also assisted his son, Dave, with the production of Hawaii’s Special Papaya Seed Dressing.
Wayne and Elaine celebrated 60 years of marriage on December 30, 2011. As a final act of Wayne’s dedication to education, his body was donated to the University Of Hawaii School of Medicine to mentor their medicinal community.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Elaine; three sons David (Ewa), Paul Logan (Barbara), and Mark (Erin) all of Haleiwa; daughter Janice Haptonstall (Chet) of Divide, Colorado; eight grandchildren (Kiana Delventhal; Eric and Cassandra Logan; Kai, Trent and Reid Delventhal; Elaina Delventhal and Renee Haptonstall); brother, Glen (Doris) of Brighton, Colorado; and much loved extended family.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 98-1098 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne’s name may be made to Our Savior Lutheran School.

CHASE EVAN ZAVAKOS

Posted On August 26th, 2012 -

CHASE EVAN ZAVAKOS
25, died in his sleep at home on August 2, 2012. He is the beloved son of Janice Choate-Zavakos and Clinton Zavakos, and the brother of Clint, Christian and Renee Zavakos. He was an adored son, relative and friend to many in Honolulu and throughout the mainland. Chase was born in Honolulu and graduated from Assets School. He then attended Wooster College in Ohio. A memorial service to celebrate Chase’s life was held at Central Union Church on August 9, 2012 at 2 pm. Chase adored pets and them him, a memorial in his honor has been established at the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Gladys Miyoko Inaba – Bando Michimyo

Posted On August 25th, 2012 -

GLADYS MIYOKO INABA – BANDO MICHIMIYO
85, of Honolulu. Homemaker, born in Honolulu. Member of Iwakuni Bon Dance Club. Survived by husband, Alan; son, Dr. Alson (Colleen); daughter, Alana Hirano (Marc); grandchildren, Dr. Adam Inaba, Andrew Inaba, Chelsea Hirano, Carlee Hirano, Jace Hirano. Services will be Friday(8/31) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; 5 p.m. visitation, 6 p.m. service. Aloha attire, no flowers.

CIRILO “CILING” ANTONIO

Posted On August 25th, 2012 -

CIRILO “CILING” ANTONIO
Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 5, 2012 in Waipahu. Born July 19, 1927 in Cadacad, Narvacan Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A retired landscaper at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
He is survived by wife, Eufricina Antonio; sons, Norberto Antonio, William Antonio; daughters, Bernadette Ramirez of FL, Marilou (Robert) Hearne of WA, Emily Antonio of NV; 10 grand-children; 11 great-grand-children; 8 great-great-grand-children; brothers, Tony (Nina) Antonio, Raymondo (Ansing) Antonio; sisters, Julie (Melchor) Antonio, Loretta (Fernando) Monzano of Philippines.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (August 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Glenn Joseph Lau, M.D.

Posted On August 25th, 2012 -

GLENN JOSEPH LAU, M.D.
Age 65, passed away on June 6, 2012 in Birmingham Alabama after a battle with cancer. He was born on January 3, 1947 and grew up in Honolulu, graduating from Punahou School in 1965, Stanford University and the Hahnemann Medical College.
He practiced medicine for over thirty years, specializing in cardiac surgery in Birmingham and the last twenty years at the Anderson Medical Center in Meridian, Mississippi.
He is survived by his daughters Rose Marie Lau, Lisa Lau (Eric) Gordon, granddaughter Madison Malia Gordon, grandson Chase Alii Gordon, brother Gayle (Lorinda Wong) Lau and a niece and nephew.
A scattering of ashes in the ocean and private memorial service were held here in Honolulu in July.

Nagato Kimura

Posted On August 24th, 2012 -

NAGATO KIMURA
88, of Honolulu, retired Hawaii Sugar Planters Association experimental researcher, died on August 15, 2012 in Waipahu. He is survived by wife, Norma Kimura; son, Steven (Janice) Kimura; brothers, Peter and George (Evelyn) Kimura; grand-daughters, Crystal (Cory) Tsuda and Jasmine Kimura. Private services were held.

GERI KAZUKO “ALOHALANI” VINCENT

Posted On August 24th, 2012 -

GERI KAZUKO “ALOHALANI” VINCENT
Geri Kazuko “Alohalani” Vincent, 58, of ‘Aiea, a Fabric Worker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and owner of TLC Quality Upholstery, Waipahu. She was born on July 11, 1954 in Honolulu and became our angel on August 8, 2012.
Geri is survived by husband Roy; son Kimo; daughters Leilani (Jose) Alfaro and Kiana; grand-doggies Kila, Le’a, Bubba, and Bella; mother Sumie Nii; sisters Marjorie Dougherty and Kathleen Burress.
Family Visitation 1-3pm, Public Visitation 3-5pm, Celebration of Life Service 5-6pm, Food and Fellowship 6-9pm. Sunday, August 26th at Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu. Casual/Aloha Attire.
Online Condolences: www. borthwickoahu.com

GERI KAZUKO “ALOHALANI” VINCENT

Posted On August 24th, 2012 -

GERI KAZUKO “ALOHALANI” VINCENT
Geri Kazuko “Alohalani” Vincent, 58, of ‘Aiea, a Fabric Worker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and owner of TLC Quality Upholstery, Waipahu. She was born on July 11, 1954 in Honolulu and became our angel on August 8, 2012.
Geri is survived by husband Roy; son Kimo; daughters Leilani (Jose) Alfaro and Kiana; grand-doggies Kila, Le’a, Bubba, and Bella; mother Sumie Nii; sisters Marjorie Dougherty and Kathleen Burress.
Family Visitation 1-3pm, Public Visitation 3-5pm, Celebration of Life Service 5-6pm, Food and Fellowship 6-9pm. Sunday, August 26th at Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu. Casual/Aloha Attire.
Online Condolences: www. borthwickoahu.com

RAYMOND MAKOTO NAKAMURA

Posted On August 24th, 2012 -

RAYMOND MAKOTO NAKAMURA
Age 78, of Rolling Hill Estates, California, passed away June 29, 2012 in Torrance, CA. Born April 9, 1934 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the Operating Engineers for over 30 years, he worked for Grace Pacific.
He is survived by sons, Guy (Gerri) Nakamura, Troy (Lynn) Nakamura;’ daughters, Dana (Jose) Hernandez, Dorcey (Michael) Oshiro; brothers, Tsugio (Betty) Nakamura, Harry Nakamura, Susumu (Kay) Nakamura; sisters, Helen (Raymond) Araki, Sumiko (Shigeki) Nii, Gladys (Andrew) Iwasaki; 8 grand-children; 1 great-grandchild.
Private services were held.

ROBERT (BOB) EDWARD BJERKE

Posted On August 24th, 2012 -

ROBERT (BOB) EDWARD BJERKE
Robert (Bob) Edward Bjerke passed away July 20, 2012, at his home in Las Vegas. Bob was born in Valley City, North Dakota, the son of Henry Clayton and Emma Bjerke. He received his BA and Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota. Bob moved to Honolulu in 1962 to start his own commercial real estate development company. He developed the first enclosed shopping center in Hilo and later Prince Kuhio Plaza. He received special recognition from the Hawaii House of Representatives for his support of The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Bob was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Navy League, the National Council of Shopping Center Developers, Central Union Church, Waialae CC, and the Pacific Club. Bob is survived by his wife, Libby (Darline), their two children, Dr. H. Scott Bjerke (Janet) and Heather Dickinson (Mark), and his three grandsons, Chris and Henry Dickinson and Duncan Bjerke. His ashes will be spread in the Pacific Ocean across from his long time home. Memorial contributions may be made to Daughters of Hawaii or Punahou School.

RIGLER, HOWARD MACCALMONT III

Posted On August 24th, 2012 -

RIGLER, HOWARD MACCALMONT III
August 16, 1951
– December 13, 2011
Howard passed away peacefully in San Diego. Born in Yakima, Washington, Howard grew up in Kailua, Hawaii. He graduated from Kailua High School in 1969. Howard worked for Pacific Bell in San Diego for 21 years and retired in 1999.
Howard is survived by Jean Mackinnon; his father, Howard M. Rigler, Jr.; sisters, Victoria Asaeda, Antonia Slatten, Linda Osborne, and Laura Rigler.
Howard will always be remembered for his love of nature and music. Rest in peace, Charlie.
Private services have been held.
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir

Harold Aukai Naumu

Posted On August 24th, 2012 -

HAROLD AUKAI NAUMU
Harold Aukai Naumu of Lihue, Kauai, passed away at his home on August 16, 2012 at the age of 82. He was born on July 29, 1930 in Hanapepe, Kauai.
After graduating high school, he met the love of his life Amy Shinagawa, to whom he was married 60 years.
Harold began his career with the local airlines before becoming a councilman for the county of Kauai. After serving two terms, he continued with the county and was appointed by the Mayor to the parks and recreation department from which he retired.
Dedicating his life to the youth and people of Kauai, Harold was one of the original Founders of WESCON Pop Warner Football (which still exists today) that formed in 1972 with the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada and all the Hawaiian Islands. Tony Rizzo, now the last of the original founders of Wescon, says that Harold was the best spokesman for Pop Warner throughout the state of Hawaii although he is most notably remembered for his legendary announcing style at KIF Football games.
He is preceded in death by his parents Aukai Wailele & Violet Aiu Apao Naumu; brothers, David, Wallace, Leilehua & Castle; sisters, Violet ‘Honey’ Young, Dora Hao, Helen Kaneakua, Judy Stewart; brothers in law, Abraham Hamm Young, Joseph Hao, Harry Kaneakua, Enoka Kaohi & Gene Murata; sister in Law, Rose Ruiz Naumu; Son in Law, Anthony Balocan.
He is survived by his wife Amy Shinagawa Naumu; sons, Harold Wallace Naumu & Robb Naumu; daughters, Doreen (Chris) Tamura, Laureen Naumu-Balocan; grandchildren, Daurice (Clifton) Tamura Arruda, Teresa (Brent) Tamura Amoy, Cy Tamura & Sean (Sarah) Tamura; great grandchildren Akoni ‘AJ’ Arruda, Aukai Arruda, Ayven Arruda, Aries Arruda, Brayden Tamura & Ethan Tamura; brother Arnold (Linda) Naumu; sister Minerva Kaohi; brother in law, Edwin (Betsy) Shinagawa; sisters in law Elizabeth Naumu, Janet Naumu, Janine Naumu, Joan (Don) Masuda & Ann Murata; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Monday August 27, 2012 at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue from 4:00pm – 5:30pm Visitation; services at 5:30pm

GERI KAZUKO “ALOHALANI” VINCENT

Posted On August 24th, 2012 -

GERI KAZUKO “ALOHALANI” VINCENT
Geri Kazuko “Alohalani” Vincent, 58, of ‘Aiea, a Fabric Worker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and owner of TLC Quality Upholstery, Waipahu. She was born on July 11, 1954 in Honolulu and became our angel on August 8, 2012.
Geri is survived by husband Roy; son Kimo; daughters Leilani (Jose) Alfaro and Kiana; grand-doggies Kila, Le’a, Bubba, and Bella; mother Sumie Nii; sisters Marjorie Dougherty and Kathleen Burress.
Family Visitation 1-3pm, Public Visitation 3-5pm, Celebration of Life Service 5-6pm, Food and Fellowship 6-9pm. Sunday, August 26th at Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu. Casual/Aloha Attire.
Online Condolences: www. borthwickoahu.com


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran