Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

EVANGELINE “MA” T. COSTA

Posted On September 25th, 2011 -

EVANGELINE T. COSTA

Age 93 of Honolulu affectionately known by many as “Ma” passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her children. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Ret. Fire Batt Chief William Costa. She was a homemaker. Survived by: son: Wayne (Salaalii) Costa; daughters: Lurline Van Elten, Kathleen “Snookie” (Andreas) Knapp and Karen (Steve Waggoner) Carl; sister: Ethel Thomas; 7 grandchildren 15 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Private Services.

SEAN ALLAN WEST, 42

Posted On September 25th, 2011 -

SEAN ALLAN WEST, 42

Sean Allan West, 42, of Makawao, passed away on September 20, 2011 in Wailuku. Sean was the owner of JN Renovations, LLC.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 7:30 p.m., and cremation will follow. Family requests to please limit flowers to lei only.
Sean is survived by his wife, Michelle,West son, Morgan West; daughter, Makana West; mother, Lynn Tubera; sister, Ka’io Tubera; brother, Jay Nakoa; and aunt, Patty Long.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.ballardfamily mortuaries.com

WILLIAM “JOE” K. TEXEIRA

Posted On September 25th, 2011 -

WILLIAM “JOE”
K. TEXEIRA

Age 71, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 14, 2011 in Kapolei. Born May 7, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by mother, Rita K. Texeira; brothers, Robert (Patricia D.) Texeira, Leroy M. Texeira, Manuel G. Texeira; sisters, Rita L. (George) Turqueza, Gwendolyn Ann (Frederico) Texeira-Villiarimo; many nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces.

Visitation 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 29) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers Welcome.

JULIE PEINE

Posted On September 25th, 2011 -

JULIE PEINE

Age 91, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away on September 13, 2011. Julie was born on December 4, 1919 in Canton, Ohio to parents Arthur and Mary Catherine Luchitz. She was a civil servant, homemaker, business woman, worldwide real estate developer, investor, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a true adventurer of life.

She was preceded in death by husbands Robert E. Lee and Edward F. Peine. She is survived by three children, Cheryl Wilkinson, Robert E. Peine and Vladimir Korolev; daughter-in-law Sharon Peine, sister-in-law Jenny Luchitz, nieces, nephews, grand-children, great- grandchildren and countless friends and loved ones.

Julie embraced life with passion, high energy and a seeking spirit. Her enthusiasm for workouts at the gym coupled with her love of food, commitment to her businesses, family, friendships and worldwide travel will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. She was deeply adored and will be greatly missed.

A private memorial service was held on September 21, 2011 at Moanalua Mortuary and she is buried at Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 547, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782.

SHEILA WEST GARDINER

Posted On September 25th, 2011 -

SHEILA WEST GARDINER

Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in 1921, and a kama`aina of Honolulu since the early 1970s, she joined her predeceased daughters Erica Krasovsky and Kendall Coen on August 13, 2011, at the age of 89. She is survived by her son, Duncan Craig, (Joan Craig), grandchildren Sean Craig, Kai Craig, and David Bowen, great-grandchildren Henry Craig and Tyler Garnett Craig, all of California, and by her many friends in Hawaii, the Mainland, England, and Australia, who will miss her “uniquely Sheila” presence.

Throughout the years she was involved in FACE (Faith Action for Community Equity), assisted children with special and exceptional needs as a Foster Grandparent, helped with IHS meals preparation, Meals on Wheels deliveries, and numerous other activities addressing special needs children, homelessness, hunger and social justice.

A member of the Academy of American Poets, and a recipient of the Ragdale Foundation’s Frances Shaw Fellowship for Women Writers in 2000, poetry was her passion, with numerous poems published locally and on the Mainland or simply shared with friends.

A “Celebration of Life” memorial service will be held at the Church of the Crossroads, United Church of Christ, 1212 University Avenue, Honolulu, at 3pm, on Saturday, October 1. Casual attire.

MICHAEL TOKIO TAKARA

Posted On September 25th, 2011 -

MICHAEL TOKIO TAKARA

Age 47, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 11, 2011 in Waipahu. Born June 5, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Michael was a graduate of Waipahu High School and worked as an electronic tech. His passion was the ocean and
basketball.

He is survived by parents, Yasuo and Yukiko Takara; sisters, Ruth Takara, Melanie Takara; nieces & nephews, grand nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (September 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

LISA NAITO

Posted On September 25th, 2011 -

LISA NAITO

Former representative in the Hawaii State House of Representatives, died last Friday at the age of 76 after a long illness. Lisa was born in Brooklyn, NY and arrived in Hawaii after touring the world as a jazz singer. With a strong interest and passion for protecting the rights of others, especially women, she ran for office and was elected twice during the mid 70s. She went on to head the Hawaii Decennial Census and continued her work in public service as a social worker with the Corrections and Child Protective Service departments. In retirement, she remained eager for adventure and continued to travel.
Lisa is survived by her children Clay Naito (Jenna), Yonatan Bar Rashi (Daniela), Lorelei Yrizarry (Nelson), and four grandchildren.
Service to be held at Mililani Memorial Park, Makai Chapel on Tuesday, (Sept 27) at 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Walter Russell Deweese

Posted On September 25th, 2011 -

WALTER RUSSELL DEWEESE
September 9, 1919 –
August 26, 2011

Formerly of Hilo and Honolulu, passed away at his home in Largo, Florida. With him was his wife and soulmate of 65 years Elsie Takami Deweese and his daughters.

Russ came to Hawaii via WW II and the U.S. Army from Newark, Ohio. He met Elsie, the love of his life, and they married upon his return to Hawaii after his discharge.

They lived in Honomu with the Reverend Shiro Sokabe, then moved to Hilo.

Walter worked for the Moses Company, leaving as it’s Vice-President to be the Purchasing Agent for the County of Hawaii.
He was active with the Church of the Holy Cross and the Waiakea Lions Club.

Walter is survived by his wife, Elsie; son, Garen; daughters, Sherry, Amy and Mary Lou; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held at the Chapel On The Hill church in Largo, Florida.

Katsugo Miho

Posted On September 25th, 2011 -

KATSUGO MIHO
September 11, 2011

Katsugo “Kats” Miho, 89, of Honolulu, a former Hawaii state legislator, retired judge and 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team veteran, died at Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Kahului, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Laura M.; son, Arthur K.; daughters, Carolyn M. Miho, Celia Y. Fujikami and Ann T. Johnson; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 5 p.m.

EDWARD CLAYTON STEVENSON

Posted On September 24th, 2011 -

EDWARD CLAYTON STEVENSON

Passed away peacefully on September 12, 2011 at the age of 79. A dedicated husband and Father, Edward was preceded in death by his wife of over fifty years, Pearl Klovdahl Stevenson. During their marriage, they lived in Colorado and Hawaii where they made many lifelong friends. He is survived by his son, Edward E. Stevenson and his brothers, Robert and Roy.

Edward was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church for many years and a Big Brother in the Big Brothers and Sisters Program.

Edward was a Civil and Structural Engineer involved in designing transportation improvement projects for over forty years. During this time, he was in charge of over 100 highway and airport projects with a construction cost of over 1.5 billion dollars. Edward had many projects in Hawaii, the Philippines, Saipan and China. Before his retirement, he served as a project director for the E-470 highway toll projects and the 20th Street viaduct replacement project.

An intimate family memorial service was held for him at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

NORMA JEAN NICHOLL

Posted On September 24th, 2011 -

NICHOLL, NORMA JEAN
1927 – 2011

Norma Jean Nicholl formerly of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 19, 2011 in Calgary Alberta Canada, surrounded by her loving family. Norma is survived by her brother Garth (Mary); four nephews: Lowell (Lori Lynn), Lance (Rhodi), Shawn (Shellee), Tyler (Tanis); twelve great nephews and nieces and four great great nephews and nieces. Norma lived for forty-five years in her beloved Hawaii before returning to Calgary five years ago to reside at Wentworth Manor. Her smile and terrific sense of humor will be sadly missed. A small Family Memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Norma Jean’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary (#201, 222-58 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2S3). To email expressions of sympathy: mountainview@arbormemorial.com subject heading: Norma Jean Nicholl. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1605 – 100 Street SE, Calgary, AB, T1X 0L4. Telephone: (403) 272-5555 www.mountainview memorial.ca

DANIEL JEZEK

Posted On September 24th, 2011 -

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DANIEL JEZEK

(June 25, 1977 –
September 24, 2010)

My dearest Daniel,

It is one year since you left us. You were so young, only 33, and full of life and hope for a good life. You had so many plans for your future. You were so kind and generous, always thinking of others and never about yourself. You had so much potential in your life, but it was cut short. I miss you so much, my angel, you were everything to us, and to your father who joined you in March. Life without you is so empty. There is no moment in my life I am not thinking of you and wish you were still with us. Build your Lego dream for yourself and others, just as you did in life. I hope we will meet one day again, my son. Until then, I love you and miss you and will never forget you. I say this for the entire Jezek family and for me, your mom, who will love you for eternity. Sleep peacefully, my son, in the arms of our Lord.

Eliska Jezkova

EDWARD CLAYTON STEVENSON

Posted On September 24th, 2011 -

EDWARD CLAYTON STEVENSON

Passed away peacefully on September 12, 2011 at the age of 79. A dedicated husband and Father, Edward was preceded in death by his wife of over fifty years, Pearl Klovdahl Stevenson. During their marriage, they lived in Colorado and Hawaii where they made many lifelong friends. He is survived by his son, Edward E. Stevenson and his brothers, Robert and Roy.

Edward was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church for many years and a Big Brother in the Big Brothers and Sisters Program.

Edward was a Civil and Structural Engineer involved in designing transportation improvement projects for over forty years. During this time, he was in charge of over 100 highway and airport projects with a construction cost of over 1.5 billion dollars. Edward had many projects in Hawaii, the Philippines, Saipan and China. Before his retirement, he served as a project director for the E-470 highway toll projects and the 20th Street viaduct replacement project.

An intimate family memorial service was held for him at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

STAFF SGT. JOHN FREDERICK OGAWA

Posted On September 23rd, 2011 -

STAFF SGT. JOHN FREDERICK OGAWA

Staff Sgt. John Frederick Ogawa, US Army (Retired), 72, of Kaneohe, passed away on April 23, 2011. Memorial will be Monday, September 26, 2011 at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Visitation 5:00pm, Service 6pm. Burial: September 27, 2011 at 1pm, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Survived by: wife, Bobby; daughter, Michelle Vest (Andrew); sons, Daniel Ogawa (Larinda), Brian Gaines; granddaughter, Juliana Gaines; sister, Letittia Fernandez (Butch); brother, Daniel Ogawa (Pam); uncle, Edward Ogawa; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Janet Ogawa; brother, Donald Ogawa; sister, Jane Adair.

FLORENCE M. AKASAKI

Posted On September 23rd, 2011 -

FLORENCE M.
AKASAKI

Age 79, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 1, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 16, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Yoshiharu Akasaki; sons, Kirk (Cindy) Akasaki, Guy Akasaki; daughters, Anne (Greg) Fritz, Laurie (Mark) Ornellas; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Masayoshi Sawai, Thomas Sawai, Michael Sawai; sister, Ruth Takahashi.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (September 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CHARLES THOMAS SCHAEFFER

Posted On September 23rd, 2011 -

CHARLES THOMAS SCHAEFFER

Charles (Chuck) Thomas Schaeffer was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin to Charles Senior and Emma at his parents home on July 10, 1918. He died September 1, 2011 at the Spark Matsunaga VA Center in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 93.
Beginning as a young man, and continuing for the rest of his life, two of his favorite sports were sailing and boat racing, most of which took place in his early years at the family summer home at Big Cedar Lake near Milwaukee. He also was active with the boy scouts.
In depression times he found work at Shadbolt and Boyd, a wholesale hardware distributor. Later he found employment at a tractor production plant, Allis-Chalmers manufacturing Company in Allis, Wisconsin.
With the start of WWII, he and his two brothers, John and Frank, were faced with military service. In January, with military service pending, Chuck
married his true love Arleen Joyce Foss, whom he remained happily married to until her death in 1999. In March of 1943 he joined the U.S. Army and began officer candidate training.
After being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and undergoing Engineer training at various army camps including Fort Smith Arkansas he deployed to Europe with the 16th Armored Division. When advancing through France, the
half-track that he commanded broke down near the German border where he commandeered a Jeep and crossed through Germany and into Czechoslovakia and onward to Pilsen. There, he was alerted by a concerned Czech citizen about the German military headquarters located nearby. Investigating the lead, he discovered a building occupied by two Nazi generals, one of whom he would eventually meet again and testify against at the Nuremberg trials. The other General initially refused to be taken prisoner indicating that Chuck was only a junior officer and it would be an inappropriate military action. After Chuck had given the Generals the order, “Rleiben Sie die Waffen in der Ecke”; The reluctant Nazi general produced a hidden pistol and killed himself.
Through his career he was stationed in many army posts, including in the USA, Germany, Japan, Korea and Pakistan. After being assigned to Pakistan in 1958 he had a new Nash Rambler shipped to Europe where he would embark on a two month driving trip across Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Iran and finally to Rawalpindi in North Eastern Pakistan. Along for the epic ten thousand mile ride with him was his wife Joyce and their two Dalmatian dogs.
After years of taking classes after duty hours, and during Chuck’s four year assignment in Japan, he graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo with his degree in Engineering.
In 1965, after being stationed in Hawaii he retired from the Army Corp of Engineers remaining on Oahu and settling at Kawela Bay in Kahuku where he and Joyce lived for many years enjoying their time together. Transitioning to civilian life he put his engineering education and experience to use working for several years with Pacific Machinery in Waipahu.
For many years he also enjoyed flying his Cessna 172 around Oahu and among the outer islands whenever he could. He was a devout Christian, affiliated with the Kahuku United Methodist Church, and also Olive United Methodist Church in Wahiawa. He and Joyce took an interest in saving dogs and caring for them, at one time having at least six that they owned and loved. As an amateur ornithologist, he was fond of birds and collected many books relating to the subject.
Chuck was well loved, admired and respected by all who knew him. He was always optimistic, cheerful but humble, and will be forever remembered for his warm and sincere smile. It is agreed by those who shared time with him that he had the best attitude anyone could possibly have.
Chuck is survived by his brother Frank Nicholas Schaeffer, and nieces and nephews. In leu of flowers please make donations to the Hawaiian Humane Society. Memorial service Punchbowl National Park Monday September 26, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.

Carolyne Lazar

Posted On September 22nd, 2011 -

CAROLYNE ROBINSON LAZAR

Carolyne Robinson Lazar, 46, of Haleiwa, went to be in the presence of the Lord on August 18th, 2011. She was the originator of Coffee Gallery and was a graduate of the University of Hawaii. She was born in Tucson, Arizona and a resident of Haleiwa since 1987.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Waialua Comm. Assoc. (Haleiwa Gym) on Sept. 25th between 2pm & 6pm.

JOHN LAI KAU

Posted On September 22nd, 2011 -

JOHN LAI KAU

Age 99, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away September 2, 2011 in Iowa. Born September 30, 1911 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended Moiliili School and Kamehameha School for boys, graduated Class of 33′. Previously worked for the Oahu Sugar Plantation, Federal Government and Kukui Gardens. John and Fanny Lai Kau owned and operated the Waipahu Tavern
for many years. Preceded in death by his wife Fanny A.Y. Pang Lai Kau.

He is survived by daughter, Terry W. (Gary L.) Rogers; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (September 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

HAROLD E. GALLAGHER

Posted On September 22nd, 2011 -

HAROLD E. GALLAGHER

Former Honolulu resident and long-time pastor of Kaimuki Christian Church (KCC), Harold E. Gallagher, 85, died August 13, 2011.
Born in 1926 in Kansas, Gallagher moved in 1941 to Calif., from whence he entered the Navy in WWII. After graduating from Pepperdine College, he pastored churches in California for 10 years before serving as pastor of KCC from 1961 to 1993.
Starting with a membership of 36 adults in 1961, KCC experienced steady growth through the years. Gallagher became active in the Kaimuki Business and Professional Association and the East Honolulu Rotary Club. He was an early supporter of Campus Crusade for Christ at the UH, the Good News Prison Ministry, the Hawaii Foodbank, the River of Life Mission and IHS in downtown Honolulu (the later founded by his San Francisco Theological Seminary D.Min. roommate and close friend Claude du Teil).
Other highlights under Gallagher’s pastorate included the founding of Kaimuki Christian School in 1968, the construction of a new worship center and educational wing in 1969, and the sponsorship of the Vietnamese Christian Church in 1984.
Following his retirement in 1993, Gallagher moved to Asheville, NC with his wife, Jone, where they were active at the Blue Ridge Christian church and he served as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
Harold is survived by his son, Mark of Honolulu, his daughters, Carol Jones of Asheville and Sandy Bashom of Kelseyville, CA.; 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service 4:00 pm September 24 at Kaimuki Christian Church. Inurnment at Punchbowl September 26 at 11:30 am.

LYDIA DELOS SANTOS ELARDO

Posted On September 22nd, 2011 -

LYDIA DELOS SANTOS ELARDO

Age 65, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away August 29, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born July 15, 1946 in Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Ferdinand Elardo; sons, William (Leonor) Elardo, Arnel Elardo; daughter, Judith (Kerby) Llaneta; 8 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 28) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HERBERT YUKIO TAKAHASHI

Posted On September 22nd, 2011 -

HERBERT YUKIO TAKAHASHI

Age 85, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 1, 2011 in Honolulu. Born April 25, 1926 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Chiyo Takahashi; daughter, Lona (Louis) Barnett; sons, Alan Takahashi, Glen (Susan) Takahashi, Gary Takahashi; brother, Raymond (Lily) Takahashi; sisters, Dorothy Wuthnow, Gertrude Ebesu, Bessie Nonaka; 6 grandchildren.

Private Services were held.

FELICIDAD JEMINA PASCUAL

Posted On September 22nd, 2011 -

FELICIDAD JEMINA PASCUAL

Age 79, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away August 26, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born January 22, 1932 in Kahuku, Hawaii. A full-time minister of Jehovah Witnesses and a devoted wife and mother.

She is survived by husband, Tranquilino Pascual; sons, Michael Peter Calvin of OR, Tranquilino, Jr., Jesse, Taro, Steven; daughters, Theresa Kiszer of NV, Connie McNamara; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Elisa Nuez Lumoya.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (September 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

DALMACIO ALESNA JR.

Posted On September 22nd, 2011 -

DALMACIO
ALESNA JR.

Age 76, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away August 29, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 25, 1935 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired grounds maintenance supervisor from Tropicana Apartment Complex and Aloha
Airlines; member of Iron Workers.

He is survived by son, Dal W. (Jana) Alesna; step-son, Fred Merscher of Connecticut; 1 granddaughter; 3 great-grandchildren; step-sister, Loretta Alison; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (September 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VALENTINA JOE ANNE AGUINALDO SADO PUNO

Posted On September 22nd, 2011 -

VALENTINA JOE ANNE AGUINALDO SADO PUNO

Age 47, of Las Vegas, passed away September 2, 2011 in Nevada. Born February 14, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Roger Puno of LV; daughters, Alessandra Puno, Gabriella Puno; mother, Alejandrea Sado; father, Sebastian Sado, Jr & Shirley Chock; brothers, Joel (Agnes) Sado of CA, James Sado, John (Rene) Sado, Sebastian Sado III; sisters, Amelia (Milton) Real of CA, Vicky (Calvin) Roldan of Japan, Caroline (Gary) Delanoy of OH; 1 grand-child; grandmother, Leona Aguinaldo Ramiscal; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (September 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (September 26) at St Paul Church; (229 Queen Emma Sq., Honolulu) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Red Attire. Flowers Welcome.

William R. Swan

Posted On September 22nd, 2011 -

WILLIAM R. SWAN

Age 77, of Miles City, passed away suddenly on his ranch as a result of an ATV accident.

Bill was born in 1933, the son of Ralph and Mildred (Massey) Swan. Bill attended the University of Maryland and the Naval War College. After retiring as a Captain in the U.S.N., he went on to pilot ships in both Hawaii and Alaska. Finally, trading in a life at sea, he followed a lifelong dream of ranching in Montana.
Bill had a thirst for knowledge and a love for learning. He could beat anyone at Trivial Pursuit and always had a crossword or Sudoku puzzle going. He had a passion for baseball, whether it was live, on T.V. or fantasy. Bill was an avid poker player who traveled and was “all in” at many poker tournaments, but what he loved most, was spending time feeding and entertaining family and friends.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Rebecca and son-in-law Shawn Wiesz of Kapaau, Hawaii, sons, Hank Swan and daughter-in-law Darlene of Anchorage Alaska and Ralph Swan and daughter-in-law Ember of Anchorage, Alaska, his seven grandchildren Jordan, Dylan, Caleb, Reeve, Morgan, Haven, and Pierce, and his sister Jane and husband Frank Ratka of Dunwoody, Georgia.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2011 with the family receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at the chapel of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Burial will follow in the Eastern Montana Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Refreshments and a time of reflection will follow at the Stevenson & Sons funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com or mail to P.O. Box 354, Miles City, Montana 59301.

JUAN FABIAN DADULLA

Posted On September 21st, 2011 -

JUAN FABIAN DADULLA

Age 93, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 22, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 24, 1918 in Banna Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of the Jesus Cares Ministries.

He is survived by wife, Fidela G. Dadulla; sons, Jimmy (Nita) Dadulla, Vivencio (Erlinda) Dadulla, Amador (Josie) Dadulla, Samuel (Marjorie) Dadulla; daughters, Editha (Romeo) Ragudo, Rebecca (Felix) Palero, Cynthia (Gerry) Ilan; brother, Bonifacio (Loreta) Dadulla; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (September 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (September 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ROBERT C. OWAN SR.

Posted On September 21st, 2011 -

ROBERT C.
OWAN SR.

88 years old former resident of Kahuku (Owan Store & Tsuru’s Restaurant) passed away on September 15, 2011 at Aloha Nursing home in Kaneohe.

He is survived by wife Grace, sons Garret and Robert Jr., daughters Lorelei Wai and Carolyn Chung, 11 grandchildern and 10 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at Kaneohe United Methodist Church on Sunday September 25, 2011, veiwing at 4:00 p.m. services at 5:00 p.m.

HELENE LEINAALA SERIA

Posted On September 21st, 2011 -

HELENE LEINAALA SERIA

Age 66, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away August 12, 2011 in Pearl City. Born November 28, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Helene retired from Hawaiian Telcom. She was a member of Ka Makua Mau Loa Church & International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union.

She is survived by husband, Melvin Seria; sons, Elliott (Ulu) Seria, Kekoa Seria, Keola Seria; daughters, Kalani (Chris) Zarko, Kawehi (Matthew) Owens; brothers, Moke (Debbie) Hauanio, Edward Hauanio, Jr. of Indiana, Richard Hauanio; sisters, Phoebe Hauanio Caroline Ford of CO.; 7 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (September 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Flowers Welcome.

MARGARET MAIKUI

Posted On September 20th, 2011 -

MARGARET MAIKUI

Margaret passed peacefully from this life the afternoon of June 25th after a gradual decline in health. Prior to moving to the mainland in 1979, Margaret worked at Sky Chef for many years.

Margaret is survived by three children Georgianna Fujikami (Keith), Valentine Maikui Jr., Timothy (Kendra) Maikui and five grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings: Lillian Guin, Jerry Pomaikai, Violet Hively, Roy Pomaikai, Hazel Pomaikai, and Allan Pomaikai. She was preceded in death by her husband Valentine Maikui Sr. in 1972.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, September 23 at Hawaiian Pentecostal Full Gospel Assembly; 11-159 Gulick Avenue. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a service at 10:00 a.m.

Robert Hunter Finlayson

Posted On September 20th, 2011 -

ROBERT HUNTER FINLAYSON

Age 98, passed away September 5, 2011. Robert and his family lived in Hawaii for many years where he served as the President of the Laie Hawaii Temple from 1982 to 1986. They moved to Tucson in the early 90’s.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Bette, two daughters Bobette and Robin Russell (Thomas).

Services were held Saturday, September 10th at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter- day Saints in Oro Valley, Arizona. Adair Funeral Homes-Avalon Chapel entrusted with arrangements.


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