Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HILDA M. MARTIN

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

HILDA M. MARTIN

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

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

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

JEAN JACKSON

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

JEAN JACKSON
January 15, 2012

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

JOSEFA “NANA SEPA” JULIAN MIGUEL

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

JOSEFA “NANA SEPA” JULIAN MIGUEL

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

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

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

DIANE H. FUNG

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

DIANE H. FUNG

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

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

ANGELINA “ANGIE” CAYETANO

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

ANGELINA “ANGIE” CAYETANO

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

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

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

Stanley Shigemi Yamamoto

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

STANLEY SHIGEMI YAMAMOTO

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

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

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

Stanley Shigemi Yamamoto

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

STANLEY SHIGEMI YAMAMOTO

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

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

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

AMY MUI FAH CHOY WONG

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

AMY MUI FAH CHOY WONG

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

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

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

MARGARITA PADILLA CORTEZ

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

MARGARITA PADILLA CORTEZ

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

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

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

THOMAS “TOMMY” SORIANO

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

THOMAS “TOMMY” SORIANO

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

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

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

FLORENCE SUMIYE KOGA

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

FLORENCE
SUMIYE KOGA

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

PATRICIA TIU

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“ESTHER” CHISATO ONOUYE

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

“ESTHER” CHISATO ONOUYE

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

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

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

Dr. Goro Uehara

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

DR. GORO UEHARA

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

CRIS TUTANES LAGAPA

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

CRIS TUTANES LAGAPA

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

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

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

EDITH “ROSEMARIE” TORRES

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

EDITH “ROSEMARIE”
TORRES

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

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

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

GLORIA V. LAGUANA

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

GLORIA V.
LAGUANA

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

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

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

DOLORES BEHASA ULANGCA

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

DOLORES BEHASA
ULANGCA

Age 87, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 13, 2011 in Waianae. Born March 1, 1924 in Kohala, Hawaii. Active member of St Rita’s Church in Waianae.

She is survived by sons, Matias Ulangca Jr, Nolan (Linda) Ulangca; daughters, Abigail (Jeffrey) Delaforce, Deenette (Marcelo) Saragena; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Trinidad Malia, Josephine (Jerry) Nicolas.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (January 21) at St Rita’s Church; (89-318 Farrington Hwy., Waianae) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Stanley Shigemi Yamamoto

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

STANLEY SHIGEMI YAMAMOTO

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

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

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

DARRELL SEICHI SUGITA

Posted On January 16th, 2012 -

DARRELL SEICHI SUGITA

Age 54, of Makaha, died November 24, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he was the owner/manager of Hawaiian Floral Nursery. He is survived by his parents, Toshio and Lillian Sugita; brothers, Oren (Michie) and Lester (Yasuko) Sugita; sister, Lynn (Greg) Kiyan; nieces, Nicole and Trina Kiyan. Celebration of Life held. No monetary gifts, please.

ARTHUR T.Y. LEE

Posted On January 16th, 2012 -

ARTHUR T.Y. LEE

81, of Honolulu, a retiree from the US Airforce, Command Chief Master Sergeant. Class of 1949 Kaimuki High School. He is survived by wife Lois L.; daughter, Diane K. Lee; sons, Darryl K. Lee and Francis K. (Chris) Lee; Hanai-daughters, Debra (Ben) Tario and Sandrianna Lee; brothers, Clarence Lee, Richard Lee and Herbert Lee; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary – Mauka Chapel, Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Visitation from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Service at 10:30 am. Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

JEANETTE KEIKO “PEE WEE” WONG

Posted On January 16th, 2012 -

JEANETTE KEIKO “PEE WEE” WONG

Age 69, of Keaau, Hawaii, passed away December 22, 2011 in Hilo. Born March 10, 1942 in North Kohala, Hawaii. She retired from Credit B of the Pacific.

She is survived by husband, Edward C.Y. Wong of Hilo; sons, Jason Wong of Las Vegas, Jared Wong of Honolulu; brother, Gilbert Kamegawa of Hilo; sisters, Emiko Aihara of Hilo, Gail (Earl) Kaku fof Hilo.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (January 19) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

ARTHUR T.Y. LEE

Posted On January 16th, 2012 -

ARTHUR T.Y. LEE

81, of Honolulu, a retiree from the US Airforce, Command Chief Master Sergeant. Class of 1949 Kaimuki High School. He is survived by wife Lois L.; daughter, Diane K. Lee; sons, Darryl K. Lee and Francis K. (Chris) Lee; Hanai-daughters, Debra (Ben) Tario and Sandrianna Lee; brothers, Clarence Lee, Richard Lee and Herbert Lee; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary – Mauka Chapel, Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Visitation from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Service at 10:30 am. Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

BETTY TSUKAYAMA

Posted On January 15th, 2012 -

BETTY TSUKAYAMA

94, of Honolulu, passed away
December 23, 2011. She was a Retired Housekeeper for Private Family’s. survived by son; Jerry: daughter; Carolyn Walther: brother; Mike Oshiro: sisters; Lillian Nakamoto and Ruth Biello: caregiver; Mari Walther. grandson; Ron Walther; great- grandson; Paul Walther. Private services were held. Family and friends may pay their respects at her niche located @ Nuuanu Memorial Park – Kukui LL row H no.5

NANCY CHIEKO SAKURAI

Posted On January 15th, 2012 -

NANCY CHIEKO SAKURAI

Age 71, passed away on December 26, 2011 at Kuakini Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and extended family, after a valiant battle against recurrent breast cancer (18 year Survivor) and ancillary complications.

Born in Mana, Kauai, Hawaii on September 1, 1940 to Richard Seisuke and Violet Chiyoko Oshiro. She was a former bank officer at Central Pacific Bank – Kalihi branch, and also an officer at Coastal Construction Co., Inc. She loved to golf and was a member of Na Wahine Helu Ekahi Golf Club, where she cultivated many lasting friendships. She was also a member of Urasoe Shijin Kai, and an active member with the Farrington High School Alumni – Class of ’58 Reunion Committee. She affected most everyone with her infectious smile, gentle spirit, and giving nature. She will be missed dearly and is forever in our hearts.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Kenneth “Ken” Mitsuru, loving son Darren Mitsuo, loving daughter Joni Mitsuko (Les) Masutani, sisters Jane S. (Richard) Yamaguchi, Karen T. Ichioka, Margie N. Oshiro, Audrey K. (Larry) Gibo, and her beloved grandchildren, the light of her existence, Kaz, Kai, Kryn, Kain, and Klein Masutani, 4 Sisters-In-Law, 2 Brothers-In-Law, 24 nieces and nephews.

Visitation at 4:30 pm at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Friday, January 20, 2012 followed by services at 6:00 pm. Casual attire. No Flowers.

THOMAS HOON SUNG TAM

Posted On January 15th, 2012 -

THOMAS HOON SUNG TAM

79, of Honolulu, born in Honolulu, passed away at Hospice Hawaii Kailua on December 29, 2011. He was a retired Civil Engineer for the US Army, Corps of Engineers, at Fort Shafter,Hawaii.
Survived by his wife, Grace Tam; daughters Laurine (Michael) Lum and Linda (Mark) Kimoto; grandchild, Daniel Kimoto; brothers, Calvin (Violet) Tam and Gordon Tam; sister, Theresa Chun.
Visitation at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 10:00 am; Memorial Services at 11:30 am. Aloha Attire and No Flowers please. Private inurnment committal service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl at 3:00 pm.

COLONEL HARRY JOST

Posted On January 15th, 2012 -

COLONEL HARRY FREDERICK JOST
1913 – 2011

Born on June 29, 1913 in Chicago and reared in Hinsdale, Illinois, Harry died on December 28 at the age of 98.

Harry won the Illinois state-wide solo voice competition in high school and sang with several orchestras including Gray Gordon, Clyde McCoy & his Sugar Blues Orchestra & the Horace Heidt Orchestra & Glee Club under his professional name of Gary Temple. Harry and his high school sweetheart Dorothy Chambers were married for 51years until her demise in 1983.

In 1943, Harry volunteered for the Army & was commissioned at Fort Benning, Georgia & qualified as a parachutist. Harry is on the Honor Roll in the Infantry Candidate Hall of Fame.

Harry served in France; Augsburg Germany; Trieste, Italy; Sapporo, Japan; Ft Leavenworth, Kansas; Washington, D.C., Governors Island, N.Y. His final assignment was at Ft Shafter, Hawaii, where he retired in 1968 & was awarded the Legion of Merit. Harry was a veteran of World War II, Korean & Viet Nam wars.

Harry and Beatrice Iwamoto Collier were married in 1986. Beside Beatrice, Harry is survived by sons Richard (Jan), Jon (Marcella),& daughter Jocelyn (Robert) Shelton, grand-children Joy (Roy) Pilla, Erik (Krystal) Jost, Brad (Miki), Scott and Joel Shelton, Clara Jost, 7 great grandchildren and step-son Brent Kuniyoshi.

Services will be held at Pohai Nani, 45-090 Namoku Street, Kaneohe on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 am. Casual attire, no monetary gifts.

JAMES ST. JOHN WIECKING

Posted On January 15th, 2012 -

JAMES ST. JOHN WIECKING

Sunrise: 24 October, 1960 Sunset: 31 December, 2011

To say James St.John Wiecking is a hero is to say Phil Mickelson is an average golfer
Sometimes a single word falls short when measuring a person’s achievements; sometimes it takes more than just one word and sometimes there are not enough words to suffice. This is the case with Jim Wiecking. Jim was fearless. He endured insurmountable physical pain and yet walking away from the fight was never an option. For the past seven and a half years Jim survived stage four-glioblastoma multiforme (GBM IV) Brain Cancer. And for those seven and half years, he was a fierce warrior.
If you were fortunate enough to know Jim, what follows is of no surprise. For those who did not have the great pleasure of knowing Jim, it is with hope that you be briefly acquainted with this extraordinary man.
Jim was multi-faceted in every aspect of his life; he was blessed with having an acute sense of humor, compassion, humility and a wicked swing on the golf course. With his charming personality Jim could make anyone smile instantly, with his humor he easily made many break into uncontrollable laughter. He was born smiling. Jim was a connoisseur of many things, including, but not limited to a well-chilled vodka-cran with a “smack,” anything and everything from Trader Joe’s, and the calamari steak at Buzz’s in Kailua.
Before his diagnosis of GBM IV in June 2004, he owned his own firm, “Endless Services”. He was highly respected by his clients due to his work ethic, professionalism and his high-quality craftsmanship. To this day people will comment on his work, which reflects on who he was and what he stood for..Integrity.
On the island of Oahu, there wasn’t a golf course Jim hadn’t played. Jim loved his time on the greens and in part it was through his love for the game that he gave back to the community. Jim initiated and coached the golf program at Damien Memorial High School; because many of the students could not afford golf clubs, Jim took it upon himself to seek out discarded clubs so every student would have the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game as he did. His excitement over the potential of a new player who he so hoped to be coaching for the following years, sustained him through surgeries, radiation, chemo, clinical trials, as he followed the triumphs of this student who went on to win the ILH Championship Tournament and the Hawaii State Tournament, a first ever for Damien High.
And so it is with heavy, loving hearts we announce the passing of James St. John Wiecking on the Eve of the New Year.
Jim’s survivors include his wife, Dr. Barbara Holthus-Wiecking and his son, Jeff, of Tokyo; his parents and caregivers, Ken and Donna Wiecking of Kailua; brothers Dr. Bill Wiecking and wife Sydney of Kamuela; Chris Wiecking and Tammy Luuloa of Kaneohe; two nephews, one niece, cousins Alicia and Helen and a host of very close friends.
Please join his family, Saturday, 21 January, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Kailua. Visitation 10:AM, Mass 11:00 AM, Inurnment 1:00 PM at Hawaii Memorial Park. Reception to follow at Koolau Golf Course.

MAYNARD E. ADAMS

Posted On January 15th, 2012 -

MAYNARD E. ADAMS

71, of Mililani, retiree of 15th Logistics Support Division Hickam Air Force Base and a retired Marine Corp veteran of 21 years who served in the Vietnam War, passed away peacefully at home. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut. He is survived by wife Ethel; daughters Gidget Antone, Tammy Adams, and Nina Guitang; son Ricky Adams; sisters Irene Barletta and Edna Bardelli; brother, Bobby Adams; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Friday at Calvary Independent Church, 1375 California Ave., Wahiawa. Services: 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Carl Rudolph Bechert

Posted On January 15th, 2012 -

CARL RUDOLPH BECHERT

Born August 11, 1916 in Honolulu, Hawaii; passed away December 9, 2011 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 95. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. He retired after 45 years with First Hawaiian Bank as an Assistant Vice President. He was an avid golfer for over 50 years. In 1981 he and his wife, Barbara moved to Salem, Oregon, where he enjoyed his retirement being with family and playing golf. He was greatly loved and will truly be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara; son Douglas Bechert of Honolulu, HI and daughters; Kathy Michek (and Wally Mackay) of Salem, OR and Laurie Rohloff (and husband, Todd) of Citrus Heights, CA; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

No services are planned and interment will be private.


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