Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MAURICE W. “ALE” AKAU

Posted On January 6th, 2012 -

MAURICE W. “ALE” AKAU

Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away December 15, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born April 8, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retiree from Hawaiian Telephone Company.

He is survived by sisters, Elaine Kaopuiki, Bertha Akau; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday 1/9 at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VERONICA LLAPITAL CASTILLO

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

VERONICA LLAPITAN
CASTILLO

Age 91, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 8, 2011 in Waianae. Born February 26, 1920 in San Juan, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte Philippines. An active member of Filipino United Church of Christ Waipahu.

She is survived by sons, Hernando (Josephine) Castillo, Ruben (Mila) Castillo of Philippines, Noel (Antonette) Castillo, Peter (Chita) Castillo; daughters, Helen (Paterno) Cajandab, Evangelina (Peter) Santiago of NY, Truinie (Ernesto) Mendoza of IL; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grand-children; brother, Tranquilino (Daisy) Dalija of Philippines; sisters, Florencia (Florendo) Pinera of Philippines, Consulacion (Ismael) Castillo of Philippines.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (January 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (January 9) at Filipino United Church of Christ; (94-1368 Hiapo St., Waipahu, HI) Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOSEPH “UNCLE JACKIE’ MORRISON IRVINE JR.

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

JOSEPH
“UNCLE JACKIE” MORRISON
IRVINE JR.

Age 84, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 18, 2011 in Waianae. Born November 30, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Member of the Teamsters Union, Local 996. A Gomes School Bus Driver, Kaneohe in the 80’s.

He is survived by sons, Joseph (Pua) Irvine, Raymond (Sophia) Irvine, Robert Irvine, Brian (Sheri) Irvine; daughters, Druearilyn (Stanton) Kauhane, Danalyn (Uele) Sialega, Elaine (Dion) Brown; sisters, Geraldine “Earl” (Herman) Costa, Anabel “Mokihana” Ramos; hanai brother, John (Veronica) Agoan; 32 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (January 9) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 10) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALYCE LEE KIM

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

ALYCE LEE KIM

Alyce Lee Kim, beloved wife of departed Attorney and Sports writer, William ‘Bill’ Kim, died peacefully in her sleep on Christmas day .

Born in 1925 to Bong Soon and Yung Soo Lee in Hakalau on the Big Island, Alyce Oak Soon Lee graduated from McKinley on Oahu, and worked as a teller at Bishop Nat’l Bank. There she met Bill Kim, a young boxing promoter, and sports writer. They married at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in 1945.

In 1965, her beloved Bill died prematurely, and Alyce began a 20+ year career at United Airlines. She was a member of the Korean University Club, and a devout parishioner of St. Stephen’s church. Blessed with a flair for fashion and admired for her beauty, Alyce loved to travel, and enjoyed classical music, the ballet, and Korean TV soap operas.

Alyce, a devoted mother of 3 children, Willyce, William, and Carmel, is survived by her sister, Grace Kukonu, and her brother, Charles Lee. Private services.

FRANCES HARUE AZUMI

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

FRANCES HARUE AZUMI

Frances Harue Azumi passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospice West on December 28, 2011.

She is survived by son, Clayton (Linda) Azumi, daughter, Kyle (Stephen) Tajima, grandchildren Rhiannon (Randy) Guevara, Brooke Azumi, Dain Azumi, Chase Tajima and Skyler Tajima. She is also survived by great-grandson, Caden Guevara, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances is predeceased by her husband, Harry Ichiro Azumi, and eldest daughter, Nadine “Miki” Hultz, of Garland, Texas who passed away after a long battle with cancer on July 31, 2011.

Memorial services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Friday, January 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in the name of The Azumi Family.

GEORGE HIDEO SAITO

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

GEORGE HIDEO SAITO

Age 68, raised in Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away on Dec. 24, 2011. George was the beloved husband of Patricia, father of Richard and Akemi, brother to Neal and Eleanor. His funeral service was held on 12/29 in CA. Burial service will be held on 1/9 @ 9am at Hawaiian Memorial.

AIKO YAMADA

Posted On January 5th, 2012 -

AIKO YAMADA

Age 91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 23, 2011 in Waipahu. Born August 19, 1920 in Hilo, Hawaii. Aiko was a member of Kaimuki Christian Church. She also played the organ at church and for weddings.

She is survived by son, Robin (Linda) Yamada; daughters, Aileen (Ron Rigor) Yamauchi, Myra (Clarence) Sato; sister, Ella (Yoshikazu) Mizuguchi; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 3:00 p.m. Saturday (January 7) at Kaimuki Christian Church; (1117 Koko Head Ave., Honolulu) Memorial Service 4:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

PATRICIA “PATTY” A. SAIZON

Posted On January 4th, 2012 -

PATRICIA “PATTY” A. SAIZON

Age 68, died December 13, 2011. She was born May 29, 1943 in Hilo, Hawaii. Survived by husband: Theodore “Ted” Saizon; son: Wesley (Roz) Saizon; grandchildren: Chasdon, Shayia, Kaipo, Aulani, Sierra, Kapua, Cheyenne, Koa, Scott and Keawe Saizon; brothers: Roger (Kali) Crow and George (Caroline) Newalu; sisters: Joyce Yen, Rossann (Robert) DeCosta and Charlotte Rawlins. Visitation, Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the St. John’s by the Sea Episcopal Church. Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m. Aloha Attire.

MARTY I. CALMA

Posted On January 4th, 2012 -

MARTY I. CALMA

Age 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 21, 2011 in Aiea. Born October 16, 1930 in Bacong, Negros Oriental, Philippines. A retired cashier with Kmart. March of Dimes recognized her as their top achiever.

She is survived by sons, Bernard Calma, Marcel Calma; daughters, Mila Calma, Flora (Tewfik) Henein, Edna (Robert) Hechtman; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Generosa Intruzo, Felisa Lopez.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (January 6) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (January 7) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JENNIE WAI JUN HU MUN

Posted On January 3rd, 2012 -

JENNIE WAI JUN HU MUN

Age 81, of Honolulu, passed away December 9, 2011 at Hale Nani Rehab. & Nursing Center. Born January 21, 1930 in Honolulu. Former Chinese Opera singer; retired Typesetter at Service Printers; graduate of McKinley High School – 1948.

She survived by son, Alan W. S. (Belenda) Mun; daughter, Gloria K. L. Yee (Joe) Menor; sister, Jeanette (Melvin) Miyata; brothers, Mun “Ming” Chung Hu, Dr. William Hu, Norman (Beatrice) Hu; grandchildren, Sherry Mizuuchi, Jennifer Menor, Joseph Menor, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Chantel Mizuuchi, Chaylin Mizuuchi; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 9:30 Sunday 1/8 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 8:30 a.m. Monday 1/9 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Omit Flowers.

BARBARA I. (LORRIE) MARTENS

Posted On January 3rd, 2012 -

BARBARA I. (LORRIE) MARTENS

87, passed into eternal rest at her home on December 5, 2011. Lorrie was the loving wife of the late Martin (Marty) Martens for 41 years. Born in North Adams, Massachusettes,

Lorrie is survived by her sister Virginia Houston of Las Vegas, NV, Donald Moors (Caroline) of Bennington, VT., her two sons, Bruce J. Martens of Florida, Gerald (Debbie) Martens of Honolulu, HI, Grandsons Jason B. Martens (Katie)of Stillwater, NY, & Brian J. Martens (Erin) of Ravena, NY and two great granddaughters, Makayla Martens and Lynne Martens, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life service at the Hale Mohalu Apartments. community room on Thursday January 5, 2012. @ 11:00am. Lorrie’s ashes will be interred at the Elmwood cemetery in Troy, NY.

CHRISTINE “MAMA CRIS” MARIE SASUMAN

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

CHRISTINE
“MAMA CRIS” MARIE SASUMAN

Age 101, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 7, 2011 in Honolulu. Born October 12, 1910 in Oklahoma. Member of Salvacion Army.

She is survived by son, Ernest (Teruko) Martin; daughter, Lucinda Matsui; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (January 7) at Salvacion Army Corps; (296 North Vineyard Blvd) Funeral Service 10:45 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RUSSELL “BUTCH O’HARA” MILES LEASURE

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

RUSSELL “BUTCH O’HARA” MILES LEASURE

Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 9, 2011 in Honolulu. Born Sept. 22, 1924 in New Castle, PA. Russell was a World War II Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He was a retired Naval Base Police Officer.

He is survived by wife, Dorothy Leasure; sons, Jonathan Leasure, Steven (Mylene) Leasure; daughters, Joanna Groark, Susanna Leasure, Caroline (Douglas) Hoffman; sister, Anna Gregor of FL.; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (January 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

HAZEL COSTA MAIKUI BORRENGASSER

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

HAZEL COSTA MAIKUI BORRENGASSER

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

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

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

PAULETTE L. SECIO

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

PAULETTE L. SECIO

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

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

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

JOEL KEALI’INOA BOTELHO

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

JOEL KEALI’INOA BOTELHO

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

NARCISO MALlARE BAUTISTA

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

NARCISO MALLARE BAUTISTA

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

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

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

DOMINGO APOSTOL GUZMAN, JR.

Posted On January 2nd, 2012 -

DOMINGO APOSTOL GUZMAN, JR.

Age 68, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away December 6, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born November 30, 1943 in Badoc Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at Julie’z Restaurant.

He is survived by wife, Monica V. Guzman; sons, Aniceto (Joann) Guzman; daughters, Amy (Boyet) Peralta, Arlean (Jhonel) Guzman; 4 grandchildren; brothers, Melecio (Carlina) Guzman, Prudencio (Soledad) Guzman; sisters, Josefina (Crispulo) Yadao, Eugenia (Alfonso) Macadangdang; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (January 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program & Mass 11:15 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Brad H. N. Villamor

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

In loving memory of
Brad H.N. Villamor

May 6, 1979 to
January 1, 2002

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

BONG LIM KIM

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

BONG LIM KIM

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

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

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

JOHN TINAYA CERA

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

JOHN TINAYA CERA

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

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

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

HENRY M. SUMIDA

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

HENRY M. SUMIDA

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

WILLIAM ALONSON BUZICK III

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

WILLIAM ALONSON BUZICK III

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

MYRNA ELIZABETH KAOHUOKALANI LIMA NAEOLE

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

MYRNA ELIZABETH KAOHUOKALANI LIMA NAEOLE

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

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

MARLENE “WINKIE” HELELA

Posted On January 1st, 2012 -

MARLENE “WINKIE” HELELA

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

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

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

ALLAN D. DOI

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

ALLAN N. DOI

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

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

Private services were held.

Frances Leilani

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

FRANCES LEILANI

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

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

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

LITA MAUA PALEAFEI

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

LITA MAUA PALEAFEI

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

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

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

THOMAS MAHONEY

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

THOMAS MAHONEY

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

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

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

HEATHER T. BYRNE

Posted On December 31st, 2011 -

HEATHER T. BYRNE

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


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