Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MILDRED KYOKO ENGA NICELY

Posted On December 9th, 2011 -

MILDRED KYOKO ENGA NICELY

Mildred Kyoko Enga Nicely, 82, of Honolulu, died on November 20, 2011 at home. She was born in Aiea and was a retired Sheraton Waikiki laundry supervisor. She is survived by sons, Terrence R. Nicely, Rodney D. (Patricia) Nicely, Arthur H. Nicely; daughter, Marla K. Nicely; sister, Patricia I. Torres; five grandchildren; a great grandchild. Memorial service 5 p.m. at Soto Mission of Aiea – Taiheiji (99-045 Kauhale St., Aiea). Family requests casual attire, no flowers.

PORFERIO C. LOPEZ

Posted On December 8th, 2011 -

PORFERIO C. LOPEZ

Age 84, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 11, 2011 in Kapolei. Born September 17, 1927 in Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Crispina Lopez; sons, Cesar (Mely) Lopez, Romy (Lourdes) Lopez, Orly (Nenita) Lopez of NJ, Mar Lopez, Jojo (Eva) Lopez, John (Mindy) Lopez; daughters, Fely (Jun) Ragudos, Josephine (Todd) Bardoni, Cielo Lopez; brother, Ernesto Lopez; sister, Lilang; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (December 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (December 12) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Reginald Nash

Posted On December 8th, 2011 -

REGINALD NASH
Nov. 24, 1922
to Nov 22, 2011

“Celebration of Life” Memorial service. Mon. Dec. 12, KALIHI WARD BECKLEY CHAPEL 1723 Beckley Visitation 9a. Service 10a. Lunch 11a Burial 1p. Hawaiian Memorial Park, Veteran Sec.

Aloha Family & Friends. Join us. *No wreaths, leis welcome.
No monetary cards. Donation welcome. Payable to: Papa Ola Lokahi Attn. Veteran’s Fund 894 Queen Street Honolulu, HI 96813

The children of Reginald Nash:
Haunani Picerno Manrique, Reginald Nash, Ka`ohu`onapua “Pua” Kaninau-Santos (Vernon), Vanya Fagasa, Tracey Camara (Tony), Harry Robert, and David Nash with mo`opuna and their mo`opuna, invite you to Kaimana Beach 2pm to celebrate our dad’s life in the manner that is reflective of our dad, grandpa, and tutuman.

RUTH ELIZABETH (NELSON) LEUPP

Posted On December 8th, 2011 -

RUTH ELIZABETH (NELSON) LEUPP

Long-time Honolulu resident Ruth Elizabeth (Nelson) Leupp passed away November 28 in Colorado Springs.

Born in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1930, she met Gene M. Leupp of Stanton, North Dakota and married in 1953. After tours in the Air Force in Germany and the continental U.S. he was assigned to a post in Hawai’i in 1970, where he retired.

After his retirement Mom traveled the world with Gene, making repeated trips to China where they were known as “Dad” and “Mum” to several families. Active in the Morning Music Club, they worked many years to support local musicians.

Mom always loved words, and instilled in her sons a passion for reading and writing. She was a formidable Scrabble player to the end.

Mom was a loving, supportive wife through her husband’s terminal illness, which claimed him in 2010. Soon falling ill herself, she spent her last days surrounded by family in Colorado Springs.

She is survived by her 3 sons David, Gary and Jon; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. We cherish our memories of a caring mom who was always there for us, fiercely loyal and infinitely giving.

TRINIDAD JESUITAS GAVIERES

Posted On December 7th, 2011 -

TRINIDAD JESUITAS GAVIERES

Mrs. Trinidad “Trining Amerika” Gavieres, dearly loved mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and friend, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at her Honolulu home. She was 90 years young.

Trining was born in Angono, Rizal, Philippines on April 14, 1921. She married the late Aniano Gavieres, Sr. in 1943. She arrived in Honolulu with her six children in 1963 to join her husband.

Trining will be remembered for her infectious laughter, her herculean strength of will, her joyous pride in the accomplishments of her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her profound love of family, and her passion for life.

She is survived by sons Amado (Milagros Donato), Isagani (Adoracion “Bambi” Gonzaga), Aniano “Bobby”, Jr., (Joselina Rose), Odino, daughters Norma (John Smith), and Nelda (Frank Androus); 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She is tenderly missed.

ISAO KONDO

Posted On December 7th, 2011 -

ISAO KONDO

Age 89, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 8, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born November 2, 1922 in Waialua, Hawaii. A U.S. Army Veteran with 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

He is survived by wife, Hideko Kondo; sons, Ron (Shirley) Kondo, Steven (Lori) Kondo; daughters, Sharole (Danny) Manalo, Lynn (Jimmy) Mills; sisters, Aiko Tsumura, Rose Higa, Amy Morita, Helen Iwamoto of Hilo, Alice Lind of NY; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (December 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

JULIAN “JOE” GIONSON

Posted On December 7th, 2011 -

JULIAN “JOE”
GIONSON

Age 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 31, 2011 in Waipahu. Born January 28, 1927 in Hilo, Hawaii.

He is survived by sons, Patrick (Carla) Gionson, Glen (Naomi) Gionson, Darrel (Aloha) Gionson, Julian “Alan” Gionson; brothers, Anyano “Yano” Gionson, Constancio “Tans” Gionson; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; hanai grand-daughter, Darnelle Liugalua.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (December 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FUMIO MIYAMOTO

Posted On December 7th, 2011 -

FUMIO MIYAMOTO

Age 97, of Honolulu, passed away on November 27, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired auto mechanic for Lewers and Cooke. He is survived by his wife, Maile; sons, Gary (Candace), Wallace (Katsuko) and Ronald (Marian) Miyamoto; sister, Hisako Sue (Tomokichi “Tom”) Taniyama; five grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

LEO THOMAS JONES

Posted On December 7th, 2011 -

LEO THOMAS JONES

Leo Thomas Jones 80 of Waimanalo. Born June 01, 1931 in Oakland, California to Leo J. and Florence R. Jones. He was the third sibling to 3 sisters who proceeded him in death. He was given the nickname “Sunny” as young child as in sunny boy, but also because he would light up a room when he entered.
He did well in school, and really liked math. This interest lead him into becoming a Nuclear Engineer. In 1956 he married his best friend and love of his life Sherry McDonald. They Settled in San Jose, California and in 1957 their first son Rick was born. In 1960, their second son Scott came into the family. Leo worked hard and they were able to purchase a house in Fremont, California. Where they lived until the summer of 1967.
Leo had put in for a job, and out of 10,000 applicants, was chosen, so off to Hawaii they moved. In 1971 Leo applied for a job with the Water Department on Maui and was chosen as the “Token Haole”. So once again the family moved. It was soon decided that Maui was not the place for a family use to a faster paced lifestyle. Leo applied for jobs back on Oahu and was able to move the family back in 1973 after being hired by the Dept. of Transportation, Highways Division as a project engineer. When he retired in 1995, Leo had worked his way up to the District Engineer position and was the supervisor for all the road crews and projects.
His last project was the H3 and tunnels. After retirement, Leo enjoyed traveling with his wife, visiting family as well as far away countries. He loved to eat his way around the world. He also enjoyed cooking, especially “Sherry’s Spaghetti Sauce”.
Leo remained active right up until he fell and broke his hip, and even then he was working very hard on getting better and returning home so he could take Sherry to Australia. Unfortunately on November 25, 2011, he went to sleep in death.
Leo humbly served as a Ministerial Servant in the Waimanalo Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses where he actively preached and believed that soon sadness and death would be no more. Revelation 21:4.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sherry, his sons, Rick and Scott (Kelly), 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. As well as anyone he touched with his compassion or humor.
A memorial service will be held on Dec 9, 2011, 7:00 p.m., with visitation from 6:00 p.m., at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.
The Jones family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses and Castle Medical Centers emergency Room. Dr. Sandoval and the nurses from Kaiser Medical Center. The Doctors and Nurses from the Kaiser Malama Care and Rehab, and the staff at the Kaiser ICU unit for all the care, concern and comfort shown to Leo and his Family.

EMERY NESTER

Posted On December 7th, 2011 -

EMERY NESTER

Dr. Emery Nester passed away peacefully on November 14, 2011 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held on Kauai at Calvary Chapel Kauai on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Call (808) 651-0179 for directions.

PEDRINO “PEDRING” CAYABO PANTOCA

Posted On December 6th, 2011 -

PEDRINO “PEDRING” CAYABO PANTOCA

Age 80, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 10, 2011 in Aiea. Born February 15, 1931 in Danglas, Abra, Philippines. Retired from Outrigger Hotel.

He is survived by wife, Edita A. Pantoca; sons, Roberto (Mary) Pantoca, Gerardo Denis (Marilyn) Pantoca; daughters, Cresencia P. Santos of Alaska, Leonila P. Mindo, Aelin A. (Sherwin) Pantoca-Parel; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sisters, Conchita Davis of CA, Emelia Pantuca of Philippines.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (December 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (December 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 11:45 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Michael Tooru Inake

Posted On December 6th, 2011 -

IN MEMORIAM

MICHAEL TOORU INAKE
June 6, 1946 – December 6, 2010

Mike Inake was a pioneer. He was Hawaii’s first clinical (hospital) engineer after earning his B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Hawaii-Manoa and M.S. in biomedical engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He was likely the San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital’s first clinical engineer during its major expansion in the 1970’s. His job, he had to explain, was an interdisciplinary field combining medicine and engineering.

Returning to Hawaii in 1976, Mike was the clinical engineer overseeing the biomedical engineering technicians of Shared Clinical Engineering Services, a joint venture with several hospitals. Meanwhile at Honolulu Community College, Mike taught future biomedical engineering techs now serving hospitals in Hawaii and beyond.

Briefly at Queen’s Medical Center as its clinical engineer, he left to spend most of his career with Hewlett-Packard in medical equipment sales. He attained HP’s highest distinction, the international President’s Club. Mike helped to equip Tripler Army Medical Center in its largest expansion since World War II. With pride he remembered his carpenter dad John helped to build Tripler.

Mike was gifted in multi-tasking and teaching. He could translate engineering jargon to medical personnel and medical needs to engineers. Dedicated, smart, helpful and so nice, he was a joy to be around, sometimes being the one person opposing camps could trust.

Service was at his heart from being a JPO in elementary school, to student body president at Washington Intermediate, to McKinley High School ROTC, Key Club president, and Deputy Commissioner. A Varsity tennis player, he would coach anyone. Mike also taught Morse code, the ukulele and guitar. He loved leading group singing. A ham radio operator, he also practiced karate and dabbled in cooking, specializing in omelets.

A Miles E. Carey scholarship recipient, he served as president of HKN (Eta Kappa Nu), the honorary electrical engineering society, UH-M chapter. As a student engineer he worked for Hawaiian Telephone and after graduating worked for NAVSEEAPAC (Naval Shore Electronics Engineering Activity, Pacific), Pearl Harbor. He also served in the Hawaii Air National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves in Iowa and was a Life Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Fatherless at age twelve, Mike appreciated his formative years spent at Makiki Christian Church, where he sang tenor in the high school boys’ quartet, and his adult years at Pearl City Community Church. He also had an extraordinary mother.

Mike is survived by wife Rev. Sharon Inake, son Matthew (Pamela) Inake, grandson Shaun Inake, mother Laura Kimiko Inake, brother Claude (Celeste) Inake, three nieces, and four nephews. The oldest of four children, Mike was predeceased by his father John Morishige Inake and beloved sisters, Sandra Ching and Dulcie Oshiro.

ANUHEA A. BROWN

Posted On December 6th, 2011 -

ANUHEA A. BROWN
November 9, 2011

Anuhea A. Brown, 89, of Honolulu, a versatile pianist, choral director, and musical arranger who was a 2008 Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame honoree, 1996 Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and composer of “Hilo Nani E,” died in Seattle, Washington while visiting family. She directed the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Choral group; founded the Pualeilani Concert Group; and was involved with the Haili Church Choir, Punahou Alumni Glee Club, and Ilima Hotel Chorale. She was also a retired State of Hawaii legal secretary. She was born in Honolulu and raised in Hilo.

She is survived by daughter Heather L.A. Andrews; sons James W.P. Andrews (Peggy, decd.), Dick N.H. Andrews (Donna), Douglas L.P. Andrews (Gayle), and Kimo L.D. Brown; stepsons Lani Brown and Alika Brown; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Hilo Services: Thursday, Dec. 15 at Haili Church. Visitation at 5 p.m. Memorial services at 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Honolulu Services: Saturday, Dec. 17 at Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Visitation at 2 p.m. Memorial services at 3 p.m. Aloha attire.

RAYMOND KAIMINAAUAO AKAU, SR.

Posted On December 5th, 2011 -

RAYMOND KAIMINAAUAO AKAU, SR.

Age 80, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away November 10, 2011 in Honolulu. Born June 15, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was an avid musician.

He is survived by sons, Raymond (Ann) Akau, Jr. of Big Island, Charles (Valerie) Akau of Big Island, Alden Akau; daughters, Raynette Akau, Gayle Nobriga of NV, Lureene Jenks, Germaine Akau, Christine (Chris, Jr) Pilialoha; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brother, Norman Akau; sisters, Dora Brown, Elizabeth Griffin, Ethel Kahili; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (December 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

ALFRED FERNANDEZ AGARAN

Posted On December 5th, 2011 -

ALFRED FERNANDEZ AGARAN

Age 91, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away October 26, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born February 17,
1920 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Estela B. Agaran; daughters, Floring Oasan of Philippines, Cyndy (Sandy) Sumbad, Doreen (Carl Jr “Cee Jaay”) Johnson, Millie Matney of Las Vegas, Kimberlyn (Terrence) Bega, Myrna (Roy) Liberato, Yolanda Sison of Las Vegas; sons, Alfred (Kathleen) Agaran Jr, Adrian (Marie) Agaran, Andres (Presaida) Baxa, Valerio (Lalyn) Baxa, Rudy (Susan) Baxa, Jess (Criselda) Dela Rosa; 35 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Dwight (Estelita) Agaran of Guam; sisters, Augustina Fagaragan of Philippines, Josefina Oasay of Philippines, Consolacion (Henry) Aganon.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (December 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (December 10) Our Lady of Sorrows Church; (1403 California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANCIS “ELIA” HERNANE DELA CRUZ

Posted On December 5th, 2011 -

FRANCIS “ELIA” HERNANE
DELA CRUZ
November 01, 2011

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, age 63. Raised by his uncle & auntie, Edward and Louisa Dela Cruz of Kaneohe. He attended James B. Castle High School. He served in the US Army Armed Forces. As a retired Roofer living on Kauai, where Elia enjoyed his fishing. Survived by daughters Lauralin, Leititia Dela Cruz, Lianalouise Hiongson; son Louis Dela Cruz; 10 Grand-children; 2 Great-grand-children; brothers Edward, Donald, Timothy Shepherd; sisters Lani Weaver, Lorna Dela Cruz, Sharon Shepherd, Leimomi Jones; hanai brothers John, Jonathan Kauhako, Elliot, Warren, Daniel, Isaac, James, Michael Dela Cruz; hanai sisters Eloise Makua, Eleanor Dela Cruz, Enola Talbert.

Honor Service at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Committal Shelter on Friday December 9th, 2011 at 11:00 am. The Memorial Service to follow at the home of Edward & Louisa Dela Cruz. His Ashes will be scattered on Kauai, January 3, 2012.

TIMOTHY SEY KWONG CHUN

Posted On December 4th, 2011 -

TIMOTHY SEY KWONG CHUN

Age 75, of Aiea, Hawaii passed away on November 23, 2011.

Timmy was a proud alumnus of Farrington High School and would attend many functions with his tight-knit classmates. Shortly after graduating he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. He went on to retire with the Honolulu Police Department, work at the Honolulu International Airport as a Security Supervisor and most recently as a U.S. Marshal for the Federal Court House.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Chun, children, Darryl Chun, Sherry Sammons and Marc Tabayoyon, step-children, Alexander Takemoto and Joy Miyamasu, and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Peter and Albert Chun, and sisters, Dorothy Loo and Beatrice Murakami.

A Ceremony of Honor and Remembrance will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Borthwick Mortuary. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. and Services at 11:00 a.m.

ELEANOR LAUNDY NELSON

Posted On December 4th, 2011 -

ELEANOR
LAUNDY NELSON
In Loving Memory

Eleanor Laundy Nelson, 81, of Kula, died at home on November 28, 2011. She was born in Berkeley, California, and resided for much of her life in Honolulu. Eleanor attended the University of California, Berkeley. While living in Honolulu, she was personal secretary to retired USAF General Hunter Harris. Prior to that she was a secretary at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral and Central Union Preschool. After moving to Maui in 1975, she worked for more than twenty years, until her retirement, as executive assistant to the director of Hale Makua. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Richard L. Nelson, and son Ronald D. Nelson of Maui, daughter Marjorie Nelson Matthews of New Hampshire, and sister, Lynette Phillips of California, as well as five grandchildren. A celebration of Eleanor’s life will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8992 Kula highway, Kula, on Thursday, December 15, at 4 p.m. The family suggests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Maui Humane Society, P.O. Box 1047, Pu’unene, Hawaii 96784. Condolences may be made at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries. com

WESLEY MAMORU YOSHIKAWA

Posted On December 4th, 2011 -

WESLEY MAMORU YOSHIKAWA

Wesley Mamoru Yoshikawa, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on August 5th, 2011. He was 66 years old. Born on December 9th, 1944 in Hilo, Hawaii, son of Harold T. & Betty C. (Tsuhako) Yoshikawa, he was an established Architect, genuine Budo-ka, loving father & cherished friend.

He is survived by daughter, Elizabeth M.H. Yoshikawa; step-sons, Timothy Otholt of Los Angeles, California & Anthony Lee of Boston, Massachusetts; sister, Winona K. (Yoshikawa) Wagstaff of Wailuku, Maui; brother, Harold K. Yoshikawa of Volcano, Hawaii; as well as other extended family.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9th, 2011 at Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Buddhist Temple located at 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Contact Elizabeth. Yoshikawa@gmail.com for more information. Casual Attire. No flowers.

TOMMY HARUO HARADA

Posted On December 4th, 2011 -

TOMMY HARUO HARADA

87, of Pearl City, passed away November 26, 2011. He was born in Waimea, Kauai to Nobori and Matsu Kamikabe Harada. He is Survived by his wife: Shirley; daughters: Joann (Melvin) Morita and Elaine (Edwin) Maeda; 4 grand-children; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters Doris Miike and Yoshie Dickinson.

Private services to be held, burial at National Cemetery of the Pacific.

PETRONILA “NELLIE” SANTELLA SOMERA

Posted On December 4th, 2011 -

PETRONILA “NELLIE” SANTELLA SOMERA

Age 74, of Pearl City, passed away November 6, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 31 1937 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Reitred from the Kuakini Medical Center; Member of the Cabugao International Assn., Gumil and Timpayog Clubs

She is survived by husband, Ernest S. Somera; daughters, Ernel (Raymond) Guinto, Cynthia (Bryon) Kiyonaga; sons, Luther Somera, Julius Somera, Alika Somera; grand-children, Chantel (John) Guinto-Anderson, Charis, Chaylene and Chaynna Guinto; Trey Ah Yuen, and Zachary Kiyonaga; sisters, Juanita, Teofila, Epitacio and Teresa Santella all of the Philippines; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 12/9 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Saturday 12/10 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mass 8:30 a.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

WADE WATANABE

Posted On December 4th, 2011 -

WADE WATANABE

Age 61, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 6, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 9, 1950 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired AirForce Technical Sergeant, Hickam AirForce Base. Previously worked as a network coltroller for Verizon Business, Wheeler AirForce Base. A member of Calvary Chapel, Central Oahu. An avid golfer with the Mililani Golf Club.

He is survived by wife, Pao Hua Watanabe; son, Wade L.S. Watanabe Jr.; daughter, Jennifer Watanabe; brothers, Theodore “Ted” Watanabe, Clyde Watanabe, Dean Watanabe; sister, Pam Nakamura; 1 granddaughter; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (December 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Friday (December 9) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

SATURNINA TAGAVILLA PASOL

Posted On December 4th, 2011 -

SATURNINA TAGAVILLA PASOL

Age 99, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 6, 2011 in Kapolei. Born April 10, 1912 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by son, Felix “Nelson” (Maria) Pasol; daughters, Maria “Soledad” Julio, Juliana “Erlinda” (Jose) Luna, Maggie “Flora” (Eduardo) Preza; 9 grand-children; 17 great-grand-children; 1 great-great-grand-child.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday (December 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Friday (December 9) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

IMELDA “FIRST LADY” LOPEZ BERGANTINOS

Posted On December 4th, 2011 -

IMELDA “FIRST LADY” LOPEZ BERGANTINOS

Age 64, of Honolulu, passed away November 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born October 11, 1947 in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. She worked for ALSCO, Honolulu; a Shop Steward for the Teamsters Union; Member of Bethel Church Waipahu and the Rosalian Association.

She is survived by daughters, Melgien L. Bergantinos, Arlene L. Bergantinos; son, Ferdinand L. Bergantinos; sisters, Teresita Lopez of Philippines, Lilia Lopez Garcia of Philippines, Leticia Lopez Barcelon of Philippines, Thelma M. Lopez of New York; brothers, Gumercindo Lopez Jr. of Philippines, Roland Lopez of Philippiness, Eddy Lopez; four grandchildren, Melrose, Runando, Kailee, Kaysen; many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 12/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.), Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday 12/8 at the Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m.; Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROSALIE MAE PRUSSING

Posted On December 4th, 2011 -

ROSALIE MAE PRUSSING
November 2 ,1924
– November 17, 2011

Rosalie was an acclaimed artist in the islands for over 50 years. Her paintings captured a whimsical view of Hawaii. Rosalie fell in love with Hawaii the moment she stepped off the plane from Los Angeles with her husband John, children Frances, Patricia and Nick. Paul the youngest was born in Hawaii. She is survived by three of her children, her grandchildren Aaron, Khristine, Jorden and T.J. and her brothers Chuck and Richard. Services will be held at St. John Vianney Parish in Kailua at 10:00 AM December 7, 2011. Please make a charitable contribution to the Hawaiian Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

EDITH KAWAIAEA SHAVER

Posted On December 3rd, 2011 -

EDITH KAWAIAEA SHAVER

Age 86, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 3, 2011 in Waianae. Born June 14, 1925 in Kapehu, Hawaii. Edith was a former employee of Tasty Freeze in Waianae. She attended Ka Hana O Ke Akua United Church of Christ and Sacred Hearts Catholic Church.

She is survived by sons, Charles “Chuck” (Ellen) Shaver of Waimea, HI, Billy (Donna) Shaver, James Wesley Shaver; daughters, Faye Nalani (Harry) Shaver-Simons, Dolores Marie Lapalio of WA State; sister, Beatrice Canario; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (December 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

JUAN SORIANO SONGCUAN, JR.

Posted On December 3rd, 2011 -

JUAN SORIANO SONGCUAN, JR.

Age 68, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 13, 2011 in Aiea. Born April 17, 1943 in Manaoag, Philippines. Juan was a retired structural painter. He was a member of the Painters Union Local 1791.

He is survived by wife, Feliza Songcuan; son, Jaye (Rowena) Songcuan; daughter, Faye (John) Eleazar, Jr. of WA; brothers, Robert (Narda) Espiritu, Jaime (Lani) Espiritu of CA, Marlon (Sally) Espiritu, Clemente (Sharlaine) Espiritu; sisters, Virgie (Ricarte) Coloma, Millie (Jose) Agtarap, Lea Espiritu; 5 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Natalia Quinas.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (December 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (December 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

SR. CECILE MARIE DUARTE, SS.CC.

Posted On December 3rd, 2011 -

SR. CECILE MARIE DUARTE, SS.CC.

Early Sunday morning, November 20, 2011, after a prolonged illness, God called Sr. Cecile Marie Duarte, 84, to His eternal home. Sr. Cecile Marie (Genevieve Duarte) was born and raised in Honolulu, the third of six children of Manuel and Carrie Duarte. After high school, she entered the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts and in 2010 celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of Religious Profession.

Sister taught from elementary level through college, at Immaculate Conception School, Lihue, Kauai, St. Joseph Elementary School, Fairhaven , MA, St. John Baptist School, Kalihi, Sacred Hearts Academy, Fairhaven, MA, Sacred Hearts Academy, Honolulu, HI. taught Theology at Chaminade University, and served in campus ministry at the University of Hawaii Newman Center. She gave lessons in elementary music and band at St. Patrick School and at Immaculate Conception School, Lihue. She was organist at St. Augustine Church for many years. In1990, she was missioned to Japan and upon her return to Hawaii, Sister became a qualified Kumon instructor. In 2010, she completed a children’s book entitled Turtles and More Turtles, Endangered Species and was awarded a Diploma from the Institute of Children’s Literature.

Sister Cecile Marie is survived by older brothers, Felix Duarte and Raymond Duarte, by younger sisters, Rosemarie Duarte and Lilly King (Lillian Duarte), sister-in-law Lucille Duarte (Benjamin-deceased), several nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Sacred Hearts Academy Chapel. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts Retirement Fund.

TEOFILO EDANO

Posted On December 2nd, 2011 -

TEOFILO LICARDO EDANO

Age 92, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away November 9, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born November 3, 1919 in Palompon, Leyte, Philippines. Teofilo L. Edano was a WWII veteran, member of the US Armed Forces-Far East, Bataan Death March survivor, Korean War veteran (10th Batallion) and 30-year veteran of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He last worked as a parking cashier at the Waikiki Trade Center and retired at age 81.

He is survived by wife, Rosario A. Edano; daughters, Charito (Filomeno) Villacrusis, Angie Ildefonso, Rosana Susan (Roilan) Montesines, Socorro Edano; sons, Teofilo Danilo (Marina) Edano of Philippines, Joey (Jennifer) Edano of San Jose CA, Francisco (Johanna) Edano of Las Vegas; 17 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (December 8) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (December 9) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City) Mass 11:15 a.m. Committal Service 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Mary “Kim” Scott Howard

Posted On December 2nd, 2011 -

MARY “KIM”
SCOTT HOWARD

78, of Honolulu, died November 15 at Straub Hospital, after a lengthy battle with pneumonia.

She was born to the late John and Kathryn Scott, May 18, 1933 in Washington, DC. Mary graduated from Washington Lee High School in Arlington, VA in 1951 and attended Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, Florida. She married Albert E. Howard, Jr. in 1953, they lived together in Miami, FL. They divorced after 24 years of marriage; Mary relocated to Honolulu and changed her name to Kim.

Kim was a real estate agent for, Dolman and Associates until she contracted spinal sarcoidosis in 1988, leaving her a quadriplegic. After attending, therapeutic art classes at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Kim realized she had a talent as a mouth painter. She applied for and obtained sponsorship from the MFPA, Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, an organization that enables artists who paint with either their mouth or foot to support themselves. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of others with handicaps, she championed causes for the Americans with Disabilities and The Right to Life. She raised funds for Mbitini Gospel Baptist Schools an orphanage in Mbitini, Kenya.

Kim was an active member of Calvary By The Sea Lutheran Church. She loved to shop and you could often see her in Hawaii Kai with her beloved dog, Star, in her lap.

Kim is survived by four children: Laura Howard Curley, of Charleston, SC; Debra Howard Sorenson of Tangier, VA; Scott Howard of Nakomis, FL. and Forrestt Howard of Houston, TX. She also is survived by her sister, Kathryn Lyman of Coco, FL and seven grandchildren. Kim had many loving caregivers, including Arly Rodriguez and Kasko Amram.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Mbitini Gospel Baptist Schools, PO Box 160849, Boiling Springs, SC 29316.

A memorial service will be held December 4th at 5 PM at Calvary By The Sea Lutheran Church, 5339 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, HI.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran