Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Shirley Sachie Ibara

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

Shirley Sachie Ibara78 of Honolulu, passed away September 23, 2018. Born on Maui. She was a Retired Teacher Aide. She is survived by her husband James Jimmy Jimbo Ibara; sons, Collin and Aron; brother, Glenn (Ruby) Machida. Visitation 3pm Sunday October 21, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Celebration of Life service begins at 4pm; No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

CORINNE MICHIKO TOSAKI

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

December 22, 1963 September 7, 2018 54, a Honolulu-born resident of Los Angeles, CA passed away in Los Angeles on September 7, 2018. Corinne was a Managing Partner at LiftOff, a technology consultancy, where she led product, design and engineering teams. She is survived by brother: Kevin (Maki); sister: Lynnette (Daniel) Dinell; nephew: Micah Dinell. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 21 beginning at 2 p.m., services at 3 p.m. at Manoa Valley Church.

Patricia Stanley Lang

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

Patricia Stanley LangPatricia Stanley Lang died on September 11, 2018 at her Diamond Head home surrounded by loved ones. She was 91 years old. Pat was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 18, 1927. She was the daughter of Desmond and Geneva Stanley and the granddaughter of William L. Stanley, a prominent lawyer and judge who came to Hawaii in 1892 from Ireland as a young man. He moved to the islands with relatives, Lord and Lady Hartman, who met King Kalakaua on a train during the King's World Tour. Pat's father was born and raised in Hawaii; a great gift and privilege that he bestowed upon his children, Pat and her brother Leonard. Their father liked to say that when he was a boy, the highest structure in Honolulu was the coconut tree. Mr. Stanley was Senior Vice President and Director of First Hawaiian Bank. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Stanley taught at Saint Andrew's Priory. They were wonderful parents who gave their children attention, love, and care, provided each with a good education and the ability to live productive lives. Leonard moved to Los Angles in 1951. Pat attended Hanahaouli School and then Punahou School until 1941, when with the advent of World War II, her father sent his wife and children to the mainland while he stayed behind to assist with the business of the Territory and the conduct of the war. She was sorry not to have graduated with her Punahou classmates but retained those friendships all of her life. She crossed the Pacific on the Lurline, newly requisitioned for use in the war effort, experiencing lock downs, blackouts, and battle drills during the five day crossing. The family went to Boulder, Colorado then moved to Palo Alto, California where Pat graduated from Castallea High School. She attended Scripps College, coming home for the holidays on the Lurline, by then spruced up and decked out after the war, on the "college cruise" with all her Hawaii friends who were also attending school on the mainland. She later studied interior design in New York. She worked for Alice Spaulding Bowen at Mrs. Bowen's shop at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Pat married Howard Lang, a former Hollywood director and a Honolulu businessman. They built a beautiful home in Kahala on the ocean with the renowned architect Bert Ives. Pat contributed many of the ideas for the home's design and directed the interior decoration and garden plan. Pat and Howard hosted many lavish parties at their home. They traveled frequently, and so Pat was able to meet and socialize with Howard's and her brother Leonard's interesting mainland friends. They had a happy life together. After Howard's passing, Pat met Robert E. Black. They enjoyed a close relationship and were fond friends. Bob was a special person and always remained dear to Pat. Eventually, Pat sold her Kahala home and moved to a retirement community in Carlsbad, California. But she missed the islands. She soon returned to live for the rest of her life at Diamond Head. Pat was a sustaining member and benefactor of the Honolulu Academy of Arts. She was a member of the Garden Club of Hawaii, the Garden Clubs of America, the Diamond Head Theater, and the Outrigger Canoe Club. Pat had a fine eye for beauty, especially in art and design. She loved plants and was adept at growing them. She played tennis, golfed, and continued to swim until just before her death. She was keenly interested in and lived a life of natural healing. She was socially gifted and loved to spend time with all of her family and her many friends. Pat was smart and forward thinking. She was an astute business woman. Pat was always well dressed and elegant in her attire. She had the gift of certainty. She envisioned a path for her life and followed it happily. Pat loved Hawaii. She always felt she was lucky to live at a time when Hawaii was at its best. It shaped her, heart and soul. She was truly a child of this land. Pat is survived by her brother, Leonard Stanley of Los Angeles, California. Pat's life will be remembered on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4 o'clock p.m. at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Kiyoko Furuyama

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

Kiyoko Furuyama, 98, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Friday, September 21, 2018. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. Private Service held. Please no monetary donations. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary

Kirby W.K. Loo

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

94, of Honolulu, Hawaii. peacefully passed away on September 12, 2018. He is survived by wife, Laura; daughters: Letitia (Alan) Oshiro, Desiree (William) Kalilikane, and Laureen (Clarence) Luna; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation at 10:30 a.m.; Services at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial at 2:00 p.m. Casual attire.

ALVIN MINORU YASUI

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

ALVIN MINORU YASUIA loving husband, caring Dad, fun grandfather, a cool brother and uncle and a good friend, Alvin died at 82 on September 16, 2018. Although greatly missed, he leaves a treasure box of memories, and lessons in determination and courage. Alvin battled cancer for 44 years, yet lived a full life with a strong spirit and a positive attitude. Born in Nuuanu, Alvin was a graduate and proud alumni of St. Louis High School's Class of '54. He served in the Air Force, and loyally worked for Pan Am for 29 years. In retirement, he worked with "fun, young people" at the City & County DMV. For over 10 years, Alvin volunteered as an Assistant Coach for the Manoa "Paniolo's" pop warner football program. He attended his grandchildren's sports games, recitals, and school events and loved golfing with his wife, friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Jane Yasui, son Michael (Kathy) Yasui, daughter Lori Ann (Shawn) Ouchi, grandchildren Shari Lynn, Landon, Kiana and Kristyn, and brother Dr. Byron Yasui. A celebration of Alvin's life will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Chaminade University's Mystical Rose Oratory. Visitation begins at 9 am; Service at 10 am, Fellowship to follow. Aloha Attire, and no flowers.

Helen Honda Look

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

Helen Honda LookHelen Honda Look, 94, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2018 with her family by her side. Helen was born and raised on Oahu; the second of ten children of George and Shizue Honda. She retired after 35 years as an executive secretary at Hawaii National Bank. Helen had many interests including singing, baking, sewing, flower arranging - she excelled at all. She was especially passionate about music and enjoyed listening and singing to all types of music. She was also a celebrated baker known for her lemon bars and other sweet treats. Helen is now reunited with Yim Kai Look, her husband of 46 years. She is preceded in death by brothers George Honda, Henry Honda and Robert Honda and sister Betty Imai. Helen is survived by daughter Patti Look (Bill Finlay); grandchildren: Ryan Ridela (Cherene) and Heather Brown (Stanley Kim); great granddaughter Kaitlin Ridela; sisters Nancy Yanagi and Sandra Honda and brothers Richard Honda, Larry Honda and Gerald Honda. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Central Union Church, 1660 South Beretania St. Visitation is at 4:00 p.m. and Service at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Tausilinuu David Hannemann

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

Tausilinuu David Hannemann92, of Laie, Hawaii, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Uncle David, as he was affectionately known by family, friends, and the community, was born on June 10, 1926 in Upolu, Apia Western Samoa to Gustav Tafu Hannemann and Rosie Young. He was of Samoan German heritage and was the youngest of ten siblings; four sisters and five brothers, and was the last surviving family member. He immigrated to the United States in 1946. He served in the Hawaii Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 1949-1951 where he spent some time serving on Kauai and at the Hansen's Disease Colony on Molokai. On June 22, 1957, he married Carolyn Harline, his sweetheart and the love of his life of 61 years, in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They raised a beautiful family of 9 boys and 2 girls. He helped open and was the first full-time paid employee at the Polynesian Cultural Center, where he dedicated nearly 40 years of service, implementing popular and classic programs, such as the canoe tour, canoe pageant, and the luau dinner. After his retirement, he volunteered to help compile the history of the PCC. Uncle David, alongside his wife Carolyn, served as the Laie Temple President and Matron from 1995-1998. He also held many callings within the Church of Jesus Christ such as Bishop, High Counselor, Stake President, Stake Patriarch, and Temple Sealer. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, and their children Arthur, Salofi, Vitoliaemanuoaana, Levaomana David, Saoalii Leonard, Howard, Hagoth, Maelita, Max and Tausilinu'u Derrell; 36 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He is now reunited with his youngest son, Joseph, who was taken from this life 25 years ago. Uncle David was a pillar in his community, invested in family history, attentive and loving to his family, and an instant friend to all he met. He will be remembered for his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, never ceasing testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ, and the impact he made on his family. He will forever remain in our hearts for his unwavering faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. As once testified by him, "We are born to die, and die to be born again." Funeral services will be held at the Laie Hawaii Stake Center, 55 Iosepa Street, Laie, HI 96762 on Saturday, October 20, 2018. A public viewing will be held from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. A dedication of his grave will follow at the Laie Cemetery.

Anthony R. “Tony” Saito

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

Anthony  R. Tony Saito, age 75, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away on September 14, 2018 in Honolulu. A former Business Agent for the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 and the Plasterers & Cement Masons, Local 630. Tony was a proud recipient of a 50-year, continuous membership certificate and a life membership gold card for his loyalty and service to the Union, Local #1 Hi, IUBAC. Tony is survived by his wife, Solnette K.H. Saito, sons: Todd T. (Irene), Blaine G. and Bryce K. daughters: Tracey A. (Lowell) Keahi and Juliann Y. (Nino) Koo. sisters: Geraldine Y. (Roy) Sakai, Beverly A. (Jerry) Price, Nathalie A. Kodama, Ellen S. (Hansel) Fujino and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, October, 23, 2018 at Hosoi Mortuary; followed by services at 11:00am. Private burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

VICENTE FERNANDEZ

Posted On October 14th, 2018 -

85, of Aiea, a retired SERVCO employee from Waipahu Auto, passed away September 26, 2018 at the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. Survived by wife, Leonarda Fernandez; sons, Jon A. Fernandez, Robin D. Fernandez and Micho Angelo C. Fernandez; daughter, Vida Mae C. Fernandez; brothers, Jose "Joe" Fernandez and Diego Fernandez; sister, Rosalina "Saling" Martin. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. Friday October 19, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Terry Lynne Werning

Posted On October 13th, 2018 -

Terry Lynne (McDowell) Werning, 68, of Kailua, died peacefully at home in the early morning on Sunday, September 9, 2018. She was born in Burbank, California, and lived most her life on Oahu, graduating from Punahou in 1967. Her great passions in life were music, her faith and her love for animals. She was an accomplished flutist, guitarist and singer. With her husband Dan, they created the Hawaii Sacred Choir. Terry cared for many animals in her life - wild and domestic. She was the "go-to" person if someone found an orphaned or injured bird or other creature. She was preceded in death by her beloved sons Alika and Kawika Hew. She is survived by the love of her life, husband Daniel J. Werning; sister Connie McDowell and her husband Jim; brother Bruce McDowell and his wife Betsy; granddaughters Alyssa H. Maring-Hew, Prycia Gonda-Hew and Sasha A. Cambra; and granddaughters' mothers Naomi A. Maring, Gloria "Tita" Gonda and Suhi Cambra. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Kailua, followed by a luncheon in the parish hall. Memorial donations in memory of Terry may be made to St. Christopher's Church Music Fund, 93 N. Kainalu Dr., Kailua, HI 96734. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com. Arrangements Provided By: Woolsey Mortuary Services, LLC

David Michael Breslin

Posted On October 13th, 2018 -

David M. Breslin, 63, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on october 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheri and his sisters, Annette Breslin, Donna Greenwald, Colleen (Craig) Pouget, and Diane (Garret) Miyamoto. He is also uncle to nephews, Luke, Peter, Jeff, Mike, Steven, Alan, Joshua, Daniel and Cullen, and nieces Timarie, Jessica, Lori, Jeanie and Chrissie. He is also grand uncle to Reina, Sawyer, Everly, Violet, Claira, Emma, Oliver, and Kylie, and "hanai" uncle to Stacy, Kim, Traci and Jason. Funeral services will be held Sat., Oct. 20 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel (2162 Nuuanu Ave.) in Nuuanu. Visitation from 12-12:30 and services to begin at 12:30 PM. Casual attire please. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Cemetery Association

Betty Kashiwahara

Posted On October 13th, 2018 -

85, of Pearl City, passed away on October 4, 2018. She was an elementary school teacher for over 30 years and retired while at Pearl City Highlands Elementary School, where she taught for most of her career. She is survived by her daughters, Royanne (Steven) Doi and Royelle Kashiwahara; sisters, Pearl (George) Maeda and June (Calvin) Miyamoto; and brother, Albert Doi. Visitation 10 am on Tuesday (Oct 16) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 11 am. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Nathan Q. S. Yuen

Posted On October 12th, 2018 -

70, of Honolulu, engineer for Hawaiian Electric Company and retired U. S. Navy submarine engineering duty officer, passed away on October 5, 2018 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Dale S. C. Hahn; daughters, C. Nathalie (Tony Vitelli) Yuen, L. Lauren (Christopher) Gouveia and Diana (Jason Kirk) Hahn; sisters, Lenora Yuen and Clover Yuen; and by three grandchildren. Visitation is at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Chuck Rolles

Posted On October 12th, 2018 -

Chuck RollesWell known restaurateur Chuck Rolles passed away peacefully at his home on October 3rd, 2018 surrounded and comforted by family. He was 84 years old. Chuck was born in Binghamton, New York where he grew up as part of a modest and close knit family. He was a gifted athlete who participated in a wide range of sports but it was basketball that began to shape his life path. (At 5'7" he was obviously a good shooter and playmaker!) Cornell University offered him a presidential scholarship which allowed Chuck to attend a prestigious Ivy League school that he would not otherwise been able to afford. It also worked out well for the University; he set numerous records, led Cornell to championships and was named to the All-American first team. Chuck chose to study in Cornell's Hotel and Restaurant Management program where he met Jean Kelley from Honolulu. They eventually married and after a two- year stint in the navy as fighter pilot they moved to Hawaii and started a family. Shortly thereafter in 1959 Chuck opened the first Chuck's Steak House restaurant in Waikiki. It was so immediately successful that one of his waiters approached Chuck with the idea of partnering up and opening a place on the mainland, preferably at a ski resort somewhere. Chuck told him to go find a place and he did, Aspen, Colorado. Chuck had to get an atlas off the shelf to figure out exactly where Aspen was but did decide to move the family to Colorado for a year and a half to open the iconic Steak Pit restaurant. The Rolles family moved back to Hawaii from Colorado in 1961 and Chuck's restaurant business started to expand rapidly. Eventually there were more than fifty Chuck's operating throughout the Hawaiian islands and across the country. It always meant a lot to Chuck that his restaurants provided so many jobs and opportunities to a large number of people. Over the years countless individuals have introduced themselves to Chuck to share that they had worked in this Chuck's restaurant or that at some point in their life. Most of Chuck's life-long business partners worked as a server or manager in a Chuck's restaurant where they earned an ownership stake in the next one to open. This was an expansion system based on mutual loyalty and trust and those partners also became close friends. Those early days were fast and furious. The restaurant scene was full of wild and exciting characters and Chuck was one of them. He definitely played the charming and charismatic life-of-the-party guy from time to time. Chuck relished his role of father to son Scott and daughter Kiki and quality family time was important. As the kids flourished they also grew up and moved out on their own. Fate steered Chuck back to Aspen and into the life of his present wife of 34 years, Maureen. Aspen was their home base but over the years they also spent a lot of time in the Palm Desert and Newport Beach, California where they made many meaningful friendships. Chuck and Maureen enjoyed a wonderful life together and they were so lucky to have had each other for so long. Golf was always a big part of Chuck's life. Anyone who ever tried to take a dollar or two from him on a golf course will attest to the fact that he was pretty darned good at it and was a fierce competitor. Chuck belonged to several noteworthy golf clubs and has open-champ or senior-champ plaques hanging on the walls of many of them. He was also a long-standing member of the US Seniors Team. The way Chuck carried himself on a golf course mirrored and exemplified who he was. He was very sharp and capable, calm but intently engaged and his witty sense of humor was never far from the surface. Chuck was solid; you could count on him and he made those around him better. Chuck Rolles came from modest means and was a self-made success. He was a natural leader that led by example and he went through life with integrity and humility. He was genuinely liked and respected and was also respectful of others. Chuck touched a lot of lives and did a lot of things. He was very fortunate to live a long and meaningful life. Chuck is survived by his wife Maureen; son Scott (Ingrid), daughter Kiki; grandchildren: Cutter, Parker (Bridget), Madison and Makeely; and sister Diane. He will be greatly missed by them and his many friends. A Celebration of Life will be held with his immediate family.

GLENN SAKAGUCHI

Posted On October 12th, 2018 -

68, of Honolulu, a retired buyer for 7-Eleven, passed away September 25, 2018 in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue, Kauai. Survived by son, Ty K. Sakaguchi; daughter, Joy K. Sakaguchi; brothers, Norman Sakaguchi, Steven Sakaguchi & Leroy Sakaguchi. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

AMY MIWAKO SONODA

Posted On October 11th, 2018 -

91, passed away on August 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Survived by children and grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Edward “Sooky” K.P. Pipi, Jr.

Posted On October 10th, 2018 -

84, of Kailua, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2018. He was born in Honolulu on January 15, 1934. He is survived by his wife, Annette Onishi Pipi, daughter, Danette McKeague (Wesley), and son, Lenard Pipi. Predeceased in death by his parents, Edward Sr. and Helen Chow Pipi, son, Kenneth Pipi, and granddaughter, Shivon "Kapua" McKeague. Visitation at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00am. Service to follow at 11:00am. Burial on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Hawai'i State Veterans' Cemetery in Kane'ohe at 10:00am. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Barbara Ann Emperador

Posted On October 10th, 2018 -

Barbara Ann EmperadorBarbara Emperador, 80, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 28, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born in Tunnel Hill, Georgia and attended and graduated from nursing school in Chattanooga, Tennessee earning her Diploma in nursing degree. She is preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Eugenio Emperador, from the Philippines, who died in 1996. They met in Chattanooga where she was completing her nursing degree and he was doing his medical residency in the same hospital. Barbara was an OR nurse by trade and held several OR and nursing leadership positions during her career. She is survived by her 5 children: Joel Emperador (Honolulu), Billy Emperador (California), Mike Emperador (Texas), Paul Emperador (California), and Beth Coit (California); 11 grandchildren; and multiple relatives (i.e. nieces, nephews, etc.) in Tennessee and Georgia. A private ceremony and burial will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Escalon, California, where she will be laid to rest with her husband. Date to be determined. Donations in honor of Barbara can be made to the HUGS organization, who support and work with children and their families who have dealt with catastrophic illnesses. Donations can be made by calling HUGs @ (808) 732-4846 or by their website, https://www.hugshawaii.org/ Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary

Edythe Motoe Yoshihara

Posted On October 10th, 2018 -

93, of Kaneohe, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2018 surrounded by family. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she was a retired surgical registered nurse at Queen's Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Koichi; son, Jon; daughter, Amy (Roy) Abe; brother, Yonetoshi (Sarah) Kamida, and many nieces and nephews. Celebration of her life will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe on Tuesday, October 16, 2018; visitation at 9:30 am; services at 10:30 am; burial to follow at 1 pm. Family requests no koden (monetary gifts) and no flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Katherine G. Uemoto

Posted On October 10th, 2018 -

Katherine G. Uemoto, 81, of Kailua, Pohai Nani care-giver and homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Irvin and Jackie; daughters Robin Cravatt and Kanoe Johnson; 15 grand- children, 11 great-grandchildren; Visitation: 10:30 AM, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Daybreak Church, 1230 Kailua Road. Services: 11:30am. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. at Kailua Beach, Flat Island. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary

Dennis “Windy” Mori

Posted On October 10th, 2018 -

74, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at home on Sept 22. Born in Maui, he was an army veteran and employee of Hawaiian Tel/Verizon for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife Diane, daughters Laurie and Denise (Mark), sisters Harriet, Naomi, brother Craig, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A private service is being held for family and close friends. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Betty L. Medeiros

Posted On October 10th, 2018 -

90, of Waianae, passed away September 29, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Betty is survived by her daughter Shirley A. Roach, four brothers, Sonny, Stanley, Howard, and Emmett Cadinha, 11 grand- children, and 10 great-grand- children. Her wishes were to be cremated without services, and to go out to sea with her husband, George Medeiros. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

KLEONA CORSINI (AKA DR. KLEONA) RIGNEY

Posted On October 7th, 2018 -

KLEONA CORSINI (AKA DR. KLEONA) RIGNEYKleona Corsini (aka Dr. Kleona Rigney) will always be remembered by friends and family for her optimism, intellect and sense of adventure. She was an accomplished doctor, a loving mother and grandmother, and she was an inspirational woman to all who knew her. She passed away on August 16, 2018, at age 96. Kleo was born in Philadelphia, PA, to Elinor Leaf Brown and Elbert Kleone Brown. Driven and ambitious, Kleo graduated from medical school at University of Pennsylvania in 1947, where she was one of only 4 female medical students in the graduating class. After a residency in Ohio, Kleo moved to the Bay Area where she completed a masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley and became Board-Certified in Preventive Medicine. She then held several positions, including at the Alameda County and Contra Costa County Public Health Departments. In the early sixties, she met her late husband, psychologist and author, Raymond Corsini, and moved to Hawaii to, in her own words, "start a new life." Once settled into their new home in East Honolulu, she joined the Hawaii State Health Department as Chief of the Chronic Disease Branch where she served for 24 years. Kleo was most recognized for her long and steady campaign to make Hawaii a healthier, smoke-free society. Kleo was always curious and eager to learn. Musically gifted, she loved playing classical music on her piano, but also enjoyed playing guitar, drums and recorder. Her father owned a dance studio, and in addition to teaching Kleo tap and traditional dance styles, he passed on his athletic nature she swam, practiced yoga, and played tennis doubles well into her senior years. "My greatest accomplishments in life are my beautiful children and grandchildren." Kleo is survived by three children with her first husband, the late Robert M. Rigney: Mike Rigney, Roberta Rigney, Jon (Tricia) Rigney, her step-daughter Evelyn (Tony) Alcorn, grandchildren Tamara, Lauren and Kai, as well as extended family both in Hawaii and the Mainland. A devoted nurturer, Kleo adored all animals and especially cherished her beloved pets: her mischievous beagle Huli, and sweet Cairn Terrier Robbie. She was a supporter of the Humane Society, PETA and various environmental groups. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hawaiian Humane Society would be appreciated. Kleo's advice for a fulfilling and meaningful life: "Enjoy life, be good to people, be helpful and contribute to others." A private memorial will be held.

ROGELIO “ROGER” A. SAMBRANO

Posted On October 7th, 2018 -

ROGELIO 71, of Mililani, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, HI on March 29, 1947. He was born to parents Isabelo and Dolores Akamine Sambrano. He is the 4th child of 11 children. He graduated from Campbell High School then went on to join the U.S. Army where he completed his education and training at U.S. Army Ordinance Center and school for Auto Repair. He was awarded a medal for National Defense Service. He was currently working in Schofield Barracks as a Civil Service employee at Range Maintenance Branch for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Aurora. Son, Creighton Sambrano. Daughters, Liana (Abraham) Timas, and Regina Cabais. Brothers and sisters, Bobby (Wilma) Sambrano, Rudy (Darnelle) Sambrano, Jerry (Sharon) Sambrano, Teddy Sambrano, Clifford Sambrano, and Steven Sambrano, Veronica Jackson, and Verna (Gordon) Kekahuna; 8 grandchildren and great-grandson; Nephews and Nieces. Services will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City. Visitation at 9:30am. Mass will be held at 11 am. Lunch to follow at the church hall.

LEE KENJI MURASHIGE

Posted On October 7th, 2018 -

12/01/1971 09/12/2018 46, of Mililani, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2018. He was a Special Education Teacher at Ka'ala Elementary School. Lee is survived by wife Tasha Melia Oi Larn Murashige; son, Micah Kamakanaola Murashige; parents Sandra and Brian Murashige; grandmother Miyoko Kaneshiro; aunt Karen (Jerome) Akasaki; uncles Wallace Kaneshiro & Leslie Murashige. Services Friday, October 12, 2018 - St Stephens Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway - Honolulu. 5:00 pm Visitation. 6:00 pm Welcome and Eulogy. 6:30 pm Celebration Mass.

Grace Sumie Yokote

Posted On October 7th, 2018 -

Grace Sumie Yokote, 80, passed away in Honolulu on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Survived by loving husband, Eric H. Yokote; daughter, Elsa (Jason) Torres; grandchildren, Jacob, Emilee, Kaleb and Kayla Torres; siblings, Alice Katayama, Flora Onoye and Ernest Oi. Services will be held at Diamond Head Mortuary on Friday, October 12, 2018. Visitation: 5 pm Service: 5:45 pm Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Archibald Kona Viela

Posted On October 7th, 2018 -

Archibald Kona Viela ARCHIBALD KONA VIELA 88, born in Waikapu, Maui, raised in Hilo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at his Moanalua home. Preceded in death by his wife Millicent Lee Viela; sons Vernon Kona Viela and Terry Kawika Viela, and grandson Asher Kawika Viela. Archie is lovingly survived and missed by his daughter Valerie (Paul) Yanagihara, son Gary (Renee), daughter Laurie (Kainoa) Downing; grandchildren: Kaulana, Keala, Naleilani, Kainoa, Keola and Asa, and 8 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Archie's Life will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at O'ahu Mortuary, 2162 Nuuanu Avenue. Visitation: 4:00 p.m.; Services: 5:30 p.m.

Leilani M. Loo

Posted On October 7th, 2018 -

Leilani M. LooLeilani M. Loo, 94, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on September 23, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at Straub Hospital following a brief illness. Leilani was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, and retired after numerous years of service with Hawaiian Telephone Company, and was a long time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kaimuki Ward, and Ordinance Worker at the Laie Temple. She is survived by her Husband of 70 years, Francis, children Lisa Ann, Patricia Keala O'Grady, Jill Kanani (Michael) Caylor, Grant Ikaika, and Grandson, Royce Ikaika Loo. Services will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kaimuki-Kahala Ward Chapel, 4847 Kilauea Avenue. Visitation at 9:00 AM, with services to follow at 10:00 AM. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

William “Bill” Frederick Horn, Lt. Col. USAF

Posted On October 7th, 2018 -

William August 20, 1928 September 19, 2018 Age 90, died unexpectedly (yes, unexpectedly) in San Antonio, Texas on September 19, 2018. Born in Coshocton, Ohio August 20, 1928 to Carl Willard and Sarah Genevieve (Hunter) Horn, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Helen M. Horn-Kingery (Col. USAF, Ret). Bill was a graduate of Warsaw High School and earned a BA in Commerce from Ohio University in 1950. He worked for Singer and Continental Can Company in Mt. Vernon, Ohio prior to starting his 20 year USAF career as a logistic planner serving in the continental USA, Hawaii, and Southeast Asia where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Retiring from the USAF, he worked for the University of Hawaii Education Department as motorcycle safety instructor before devoting the next 20 years to real estate sales and property management in Hawaii. Bill is survived by two children, Sarah (Sally) Jane Horn and William F. Horn II, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Lt. Col. Horn will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Hawaii at a later date. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select obituaries. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

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