Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

WESTLEY TSUGIO TAGAMI

Posted On April 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

WESTLEY
TSUGIO TAGAMI

Age 55, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 7, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born February 13, 1956 in Honolulu, HI. Westley was a 1974 graduate of Leilehua High School. He was the owner of Wesport and coached youth baseball.

He is survived by wife, Patricia Tagami; son, Ricky Tagami; father, Hisashi Tagami; brother, Ivan Tagami; stepdaughter, Samantha Mazzulla of FL; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire/Baseball uniforms.

Anthony “Akoni” Fox Akana

Posted On April 27th, 2011 -

ANTHONY “AKONI” FOX AKANA

Anthony “Akoni” Fox Akana died at age 54 on March 25, 2011 at his home in Ainakoa surrounded by family and friends. Akoni was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and was a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. He moved to Maui which was his first love, where he lived for 35 years and was the Executive Director of Friends of Moku’ula Lahaina, Maui. He is also a Kumu Hula and composed many songs and chants.

He is the last of the three sons including Kainoa and Francis that preceded him and is survived by his parents, Kainoa (Skippy) and Frances Akana, sister-in-law; Andrea Akana, Nieces & Nephews, Aunties & Uncles; and dear friend Shirley Kahai from Maui.

A service was held in Maui on April 23rd at Moku’ula Grounds. Services in Honolulu will be held at Oahu Cemetary in Nuuanu on April 30th, 2011. Visitation 9:00am, Service at 10:30am with burial to follow. Lunch will be served there on the Lanai. Casual attire.

ALVERNA ULULANI Y.K. YUEN

Posted On April 27th, 2011 -

ALVERNA ULULANI Y.K. YUEN

Alverna Ululani Y. K. Yuen, 82, of Alewa Heights passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 17, 2011. Born and raised in Pauoa, she graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy, Class of 1947. After high school, she worked for her father’s auto parts company. She married Kenneth who was her husband for 59 years and they raised four sons.

Alverna volunteered at Maryknoll Grade School where she and best friend, Lucille Druecker started Maryknoll’s first snack bar. She was an avid sportswoman, competing as a ranked badminton player, and playing tennis and golf with friends and family members. She loved to fish, cook, sew, and play cards with friends and her grandchildren. Her home became the central location for get-togethers and celebrations. She enjoyed preparing a weekly dinner for family members living in Hawaii and looked forward to their company.

Once the demands of homemaking subsided, Alverna returned to work as an Executive Secretary with Brewer Environmental Industries (BEI) where she would retire after 20 years of employment. During her years at BEI, she was a member of the Professional Secretaries International. She enjoyed following BEI’s softball teams during their annual neighbor island tournaments.

During her retirement years, she and Kenneth made about 3 trips yearly to visit her sons, grandchildren, nieces and nephews living on the mainland. These trips often included side trips to Las Vegas. She became a member of Halau Hula Kamamolikolehua and enjoyed performing with the troupe. She opened her home to her halau members for practices.

Alverna worshiped at Blessed Sacrament Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She is survived by husband, Kenneth, sons, Kevin, Chris (Norine), Kent (Lynn) and Kenn (Kimberly), grandchildren Sondra, Alika, Ryan, Garrett, Derrick, Kainoa and Keahi, sisters Audrey Vance and Alexa Hashimoto, brother Alexander Ho and hanai sister, Catherine Dela Pena.

Alverna’s warmth, kindness and love will be dearly missed.

Catholic mass celebrated on Friday, April 29th at 3:30pm at Blessed Sacrament Church Followed by Visitation at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Celebration of Life at 6:00pm

Inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on
Monday, May 2nd at 8:30am

Aloha Attire / No Flowers

Richard Sadaji Takasaki

Posted On April 27th, 2011 -

RICHARD SADAJI TAKASAKI
93, Retired Educator

Richard Sadaji Takasaki, 93, retired Educator, passed away in Honolulu on April 15. Born and raised in Honolulu, Richard graduated from McKinley High School (Class of ’36) and was an avid and life long learner, educator, voracious reader and dedicated sports fan.

Richard held degrees from the University of Hawaii, Columbia, Harvard and Brandeis Universities. He served the State of Hawaii as Chief of Research & Statistics and Chief Budget Examiner; the City & County of Honolulu as Director of Finance; the University of Hawaii: as VP, Business Affairs, Professor of Social Work, Acting President, Chancellor; the East West Center as VP, Administration and the Bishop Estate as Director of Finance.

He also served the community holding numerous roles including Hawaii Humane Society, Campaign Chair; Kamehameha Schools, Board of Governors; Liliuokalani Trust Child Welfare Dept, Advisory Committee Chairman, City & County Planning Commission and the Hawaii Visitors Bureau, Board of Directors, amongst others.

Richard was married to the late T. Rose (Hara) and is survived by brother George (Betty); sister, Roberta (Jimmy) Uesugi; beloved dog, VeePee III, and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and loving colleagues and friends.

He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed for his ever present sense of humor, unfailing loyalty and optimistic spirit.

Services: May 1 at 10 am. Hosoi Mortuary, 30 N. Kukui St. Aloha attire.

Lawrence LIT LAU, Jr. M.D.

Posted On April 27th, 2011 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

LAWRENCE LIT LAU, JR, M.D.

He was born in San Francisco on September 4, 1924 and died March 7, 2011. He said the most significant part of his life was his army training and service. After graduating from Punahou School, 1942, he enlisted at age 17 at Stanford University recruiting office, did basic training at Fort Ord, and was trained as a medical corpsman in Texas. Soon thereafter, he was on a troop ship, without convoy, to the swamps and jungle in New Guinea, where he was a malaria specialist. He was subsequently transferred to a field hospital, was on the second wave to the beach during the Philippine invasion, spent the night on the beach under heavy fire and was immediately sent to the prison camp holding American prisoners of war from Correigidor and Bataan. He said the freed prisoners were a pitiful sight, the silence was eerie. No cheering. Only smiles. The colonel said, “clean them up.” At the field hospital, he said, there were “broken bodies”, “severed limbs”, the horrors and smell of gangrene, disposing of the severed or amputated limbs, and comforting young boys like himself, who were calling for their mothers.

He was in Japan with his unit, which was part of the Invasion Army and soon called the Army of Occupation. He was very touched by the kindness of the Japanese civilians and the beautiful country.

He returned to Stanford University (1948, B.A. in Biology and Classics; 1952, M.D.). His name is on the wall of the new Medical School building entrance, for “substantial and consistent” donations. He did his internship at San Francisco General Hospital, residencies at University of Denver Hospital, Mennonite Hospital, and Michael Reese Hospital (Chicago). He spent 5 years in private practice at Chock-Pang Clinic and 29 years with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at its Waipahu Punawai Clinic, which he helped to open. He later served as chief physician for several years. His retirement was spent traveling, visiting his daughters, and reading. He was actively involved in a number of charitable organizations. He delivered meals-on-wheels daily to elderly or homebound residents in Kalihi. The Special Olympics was also very important to him, and he was a longtime supporter. He also supported organizations for veterans and numerous Boys and Girls clubs.

He is survived by his wife Alana Wai Lan (nee Wong), sister Nancy Ann (Penny) Ling of Singapore and Wisconsin, daughters Honorable Laurie Lau (Cairns) of Manhattan, NY and Lisa Lau (Ming) of Bryn Mawr, PA, and two grandchildren, Matthew and Emily Ming.

Violet Mieko “Mia” Kajiyama

Posted On April 26th, 2011 -

VIOLET MIEKO “MIA” KAJIYAMA

Violet Mieko “Mia” Kajiyama. 84 of Kaneohe passed away on March 28, 2011 at Kaiser Medical Center Moanalua.

She is survived by: daughters Paula Daligcon (Ernie) R Lee Carson (Peter) Donna Shearer (Jeff); son Shawn Kajiyama (Susan);10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services: April 30, 2011, 9am at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 780 Keolu Drive, Kailua Casual attire, no flowers. Any monetary offerings will be donated to Paliku Theater-Windward CC.

DONNA M. PERRY

Posted On April 26th, 2011 -

HONOLULU, HAWAII –
DONNA M. PERRY, 48

Donna M. Perry quietly passed away on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 with family by her side. Her life began in Biloxi, Mississippi on November 18th, 1962, the daughter of Dave and Marge Ellis, an Air Force couple assigned to Keesler AFB. Donna traveled extensively in her youth, living in both Italy and Panama. She also developed into a terrific athlete as a teenager and loved playing many sports, particularly softball and volleyball. Donna’s childhood in military surroundings influenced her greatly as she enlisted in the Air Force shortly after graduating high school. She served her country for next 22 years mostly overseas in Japan, Korea and Italy and supported combat operations from bases throughout Southwest Asia. She was an outstanding Airman! Following retirement from the Air Force, Donna continued to serve her community. She joined the Hampton Police Division and for three years served the citizens of Hampton, Virginia with professionalism and courtesy as one of the city’s patrol officers. Unfortunately, her law enforcement career ended too early when she was diagnosed with cancer. However; Donna fought it and lived a full life. Completely retired, she focused on her family at home. She participated in school functions and helped her son’s classes with field trips and projects. Donna relaxed by traveling, sightseeing, playing sports, listening to music, experimenting with 30 minute meals from Rachel Ray and of course, watching Wheel of Fortune!

Donna leaves a wonderful ohana to cherish her memories and move forward with her dreams. Her family includes: her husband Michael C. Perry, her children, Calla L. Perry, Carissa M. Perry and Michael A. Perry; her granddaughters Makaylah A. Perry and Theryn B. Perry; her parents Dave and Marge Ellis; her sisters Debbie Tran (Tuan) and Nancy Law (Shawn); her niece Justine Martin and her nephew David (DJ) Law, and many other caring and loving relatives and friends.

Donna faced her challenges with grace and dignity and was always encouraged by her extended family, her Air Force family, her police family and her parish family. Donna’s family extends a special mahalo to the medical teams and oncology staffs at Riverside Hospital and the Peninsula Cancer Institute in Virginia and Tripler Army Medical Center and St Francis Hospice in Hawaii. Their care, guidance, spirit and love extended Donna’s life and raised the quality of her family’s life.

Funeral services for Donna will take place on Tuesday, 3 May, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 48-422 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, Hawaii. A public viewing starts at 9:30am and funeral Mass begins at 11:00am. Burial services will be conducted at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, Hawaii at 1:00pm. A reception will be held at 45-533 Mahinui Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii at the conclusion of burial services. Dress for the services is Aloha attire.

For those unable to attend services in Hawaii, a memorial Mass for Donna will take place on Tuesday, 10 May at 11:00am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, Virginia. A reception will be held immediately following Mass at St. Michael’s Hall next door to the church. Please donate to cancer research in lieu of sending flowers.

WENDELL KAI MUN HO

Posted On April 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

WENDELL KAI MUN HO

Age 70, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 16, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born December 1, 1940 in Honolulu, HI. A retired welder from Pearl Harbor Ship Yard; owner of Regalo Bakery; also a devoted member of the Calvary Chapel, Ewa Beach.

He is survived by wife, Ruby Ho; daughter, Robin Ho; step-son, Christian Nalumen; step-daughter, Magnolia Nalumen; brothers, Daniel (Wilma) Ho, Damien (Vivian) Ho; sisters, Beatrice (Clifford) Silva, Mary Quemado, Flora Kaai; grandson, Cody Johnson; grand-daughter, Cierra Makamae Ho; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Mililani Downtown Chapel Funeral Service 9:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

JOSE “JOE” ESTRERA JR.

Posted On April 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Makai Chapel Mortuary
Makai Chapel

JOSE “JOE” ESTRERA JR.

Age 71, of Waianae, HI, passed away March 24, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born September 23, 1939 in Waipahu, HI. A retired production controller from the Pearl
Harbor Naval Ship Yard.

He is survived by wife, Brenda Estrera; son, Ronald (Jacob) Estrera; daughters, Veronica Estrera, Felicia (Stephen) Kaopuiki, Charisse (Sherilyn) Estrera; sisters, Bernadette Estrera, Kathy (Franklin) Jasmin; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; aunties, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

WESTLEY TSUGIO TAGAMI

Posted On April 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

WESTLEY
TSUGIO TAGAMI

Age 55, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 7, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born February 13, 1956 in Honolulu, HI. Westley was a 1974 graduate of Leilehua High School. He was the owner of Wesport and coached youth baseball.

He is survived by wife, Patricia Tagami; son, Ricky Tagami; father, Hisashi Tagami; brother, Ivan Tagami; stepdaughter, Samantha Mazzulla of FL; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

ELENA BOLUSAN RAMELB

Posted On April 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

ELENA BOLUSAN RAMELB

Age 87, of Honolulu, HI, passed away March 27, 2011 in Honolulu. Born August 17, 1923 in Nambaran, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

She is survived by sons, Feliciano (Lita) Ramelb, Willie (Gloria) Ramelb, Joven (Teresita) Ramelb; daughters, Juliana Villanueva, Connie (Rodrigo) Catacutan, Tina (Danny) Cabalang; brothers, Jose (Clarita) Bolusan, Patricio (Loreta) Bolusan, Mariano (Marina) Bolusan, Benigno (Lourdes) Bolusan; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 29) at Mililani Downtown (20 S. Kukui Street, Honolulu) Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

KENNETH KAZUTOSHI MIYAOKA

Posted On April 25th, 2011 -

KENNETH KAZUTOSHI MIYAOKA

Age 82, passed away on March 30, 2011, at Kailua Hospice Hawaii. Born on May 14, 1928 in Ah Tai Camp, Wahiawa, he attended Waialae Elementary, Kaimuki Intermediate and graduated from Kaimuki High School in 1946. He worked at a desalinization plant on Eniwetok Atoll in 1956. He also was a veteran of the Korean War. After retiring from Pan Am Airlines as a port steward he worked for Honma Golf Co. as a sales representative. Mr. Miyaoka was inducted into the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame in 1993. He was a member of the Oahu Country Club from 1973 to present and earned an honorary membership in 1997. In his retirement he enjoyed making nasubi, wonbok and mustard cabbage tsukemono for friends and family.

Preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Eiko Miyaoka, he is survived by his sons, Lester Hideo (Bonnie) Miyaoka and Kel Tsutomu (Mavisanne) Miyaoka; sisters, Leatrice Miyaoka and Jane (Howard) Takara; grandchildren, Randy (Lindsey), Haley and Kelianne Miyaoka.

Visitation from 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, followed by service at 4:00 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.

AMADO AGUILAR GARLITOS SR.

Posted On April 25th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

AMADO AGUILAR GARLITOS SR.

Age 70, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 8, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Born March 23, 1941 in Mangatarem, Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Beatriz Garlitos; sons, Wilson (Fairy Grace) Garlitos, Amado (Allyson) Garlitos Jr.; daughters: Wilma Geraldine (Dominador) Agudong, Edelwina (Bernie) Delos Reyes of Philippines; brothers, Juanito Garlitos of Philippines, Gilberto Garlitos of Philippines; sisters, Fidelina Garlitos of Philippines, Ising Olipas of Philippines; 10 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel Funeral Service 7:00 p.m.

MICHAEL KYUN HO

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

MICHAEL KYUN HO

Age 76, of Honolulu, passed away April 11, 2011 at his residence. Born September 28, 1934 in Seoul, S. Korea.

He is survived by wife, Jong Soon Ho; son, Kevin (Hye Sook) Ho of Georgia; daughters, Pamela Lee, Yun Hee (Robert Eng) Ho of New York; brothers, Jun (Yong Ju) Ho of S. Korea, David (Ellen) Ho; sisters, Frances DeWeil of California, Annie Bae, Lisa (Wendell) Small of N. Carolina; five grandchildren.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday April 29, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

IRENE HARROD COLLINS HEDEMANN

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

IRENE HARROD COLLINS HEDEMANN

Irene Hedemann, 89, of Kaneohe, passed away peacefully at home April 17, 2011. Irene Harrod was born November 19, 1921 in Louisville, Kentucky, and grew up in Southern California. She attended undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley (Cal) and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles. She joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority in 1942 while at UCLA. Irene completed her post-graduate studies in physical therapy at Stanford University. Choosing which football team to root for when each alma mater played each other was always a fun challenge. She admitted, though, that she always had a soft spot for Cal. Irene moved to Hawai’i in 1946 after marrying George F. Collins (deceased). She was active in the Junior League of Honolulu while raising three children. After marrying F. Frederick Hedemann (deceased), she became active with the Garden Club of Honolulu. Irene was an avid tennis player until the age of 80, travelled extensively, and loved a good game of bridge, which she began playing in college and enjoyed throughout her lifetime.

She is survived by two sons: George Holbrook Collins and wife Madeleine (of McHenry, Maryland), Charles Harrod Collins and wife Paula (of Palo Alto, California); and daughter KC Collins (of Kaneohe); six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A celebration of life is pending. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are suggested for Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe, HI 96734.

LARRY TADASHI NAKATA

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

LARRY TADASHI NAKATA

Age 92, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 22, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born April 20, 1918 in Paumalu, Oahu, Hawaii.

He is survived by sons, Melvin (Lorraine) Nakata, Norman Nakata, Keith Nakata; daughter, Pamela Nakata; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held.

TEREZA “ISANG” AGCAOILI LEANO

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

TEREZA “ISANG” AGCAOILI LEANO
Age 89, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 22, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born January 31, 1922 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She retired from Del Monte Corporation; also a member of Annak Ti Dipilat Association of Hawaii, Canada Chapter and Vintarinians of Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Jonathan Leano, Alexander (Soledad) Leano of CA, Rolando (Cornelia) Leano, Jerry (Josephine) Leano of Maui; daughters, Esmeralda (Andrew) Taban, Myrna Fe (Reynaldo) Miguel; sister-in-law, Carmen De La Cerna; sister, Salvacion Gapuzan; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday (April 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also, 9:30 a.m. Friday (April 29) at Resurrection of the Lord Church; (94-1260 Lumikula Street, Waipahu) Mass 11:15 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

VICTORIA “VICKY” GAYER

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

VICTORIA “VICKY”GAYER

Age 80, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away March 24, 2011 in Honolulu. Born September 10, 1930 in the Philippines. A parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach.

She is survived by sons, Glen “Butchie” (Patty) Gayer, Michael “Mikey” (Doris) Gayer, Peter (“Arnella Ganda”) Gayer, Ronald “Ronnie” (Celeste) Gayer, Robert (Jessica) Gayer; daughter, Karen (Alan) Guzman; brothers, Pedro “Pete” Galera, Gilbert (Momi) Galera, Thomas “Tommy” Galera; sisters, Josephine “Joey” Faustino, Mary Soriano, Elenor “Ellie” Campos; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

Visitation 9:15 a.m. Thursday (April 28) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

AGNES ASING SILVA-MARTIN

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

AGNES ASING SILVA-MARTIN

Age 97, of Honolulu, passed away April 11, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born December 27, 1913 in Waipahu.

She is survived by daughter, Bino (Tom) Alexion of Arizona; brothers, Albert Silva, Gabriel “Sonny” Silva; sisters, Irene (Art) Moreno, Margie (Carl) Cryar of California; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday April 28 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Prayer Service 1:00 p.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

ALVERNA ULULANI Y.K. YUEN

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

ALVERNA ULULANI Y.K. YUEN

Alverna Ululani Y. K. Yuen, 82, of Alewa Heights passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 17, 2011. Born and raised in Pauoa, she graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy, Class of 1947. After high school, she worked for her father’s auto parts company. She married Kenneth who was her husband for 59 years and they raised four sons.

Alverna volunteered at Maryknoll Grade School where she and best friend, Lucille Druecker started Maryknoll’s first snack bar. She was an avid sportswoman, competing as a ranked badminton player, and playing tennis and golf with friends and family members. She loved to fish, cook, sew, and play cards with friends and her grandchildren. Her home became the central location for get-togethers and celebrations. She enjoyed preparing a weekly dinner for family members living in Hawaii and looked forward to their company.

Once the demands of homemaking subsided, Alverna returned to work as an Executive Secretary with Brewer Environmental Industries (BEI) where she would retire after 20 years of employment. During her years at BEI, she was a member of the Professional Secretaries International. She enjoyed following BEI’s softball teams during their annual neighbor island tournaments.

During her retirement years, she and Kenneth made about 3 trips yearly to visit her sons, grandchildren, nieces and nephews living on the mainland. These trips often included side trips to Las Vegas. She became a member of Halau Hula Kamamolikolehua and enjoyed performing with the troupe. She opened her home to her halau members for practices.

Alverna worshiped at Blessed Sacrament Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She is survived by husband, Kenneth, sons, Kevin, Chris (Norine), Kent (Lynn) and Kenn (Kimberly), grandchildren Sondra, Alika, Ryan, Garrett, Derrick, Kainoa and Keahi, sisters Audrey Vance and Alexa Hashimoto, brother Alexander Ho and hanai sister, Catherine Dela Pena.

Alverna’s warmth, kindness and love will be dearly missed.

Catholic mass celebrated on Friday, April 29th at 3:30pm at Blessed Sacrament Church Followed by Visitation at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Celebration of Life at 6:00pm

Inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on
Monday, May 2nd at 8:30am

Aloha Attire / No Flowers

RAYMOND MASARU IKEHARA

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

RAYMOND MASARU IKEHARA
May 1935 – April 2011

Raymond “Ike” Masaru Ikehara, of Kailua, retired Honolulu Police Department Lieutenant, passed peacefully on April 18th. He was born in Honolulu on May 10, 1935 and graduated from McKinley High School. His passions were music and baseball. Ray was a member of the Honolulu Youth Symphony and the National Guard Marching Band. He played baseball for the Hawaii Senior League and other leagues. He retired from HPD after 25 years of service and later was Loss Prevention Manager for Windward Mall Sears for nearly 10 years. He and Betty celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Ray is survived by wife Betty Amano Ikehara, Raynor (son) & Janel Ikehara, Rona (daughter) & Rey Ikehara-Quebral, Charles (brother) & Mildred Ikehara, second mother Nancy Ikehara, and grandchildren: Rylan & Chantel Ikehara, and Ripley & Ricky Quebral. Preceded in death by father Seiko Ikehara, mother Yoshiko Ikehara, sister Evelyn Bransfield, step-sister Patsy Izumigawa, and half-brother James Oshiro.

Graveside service at Valley of the Temple, Saturday April 30, 2011 at 12 noon with luncheon to follow at Valley of the Temple Chapel lanai. Casual attire. “Always in our hearts”

NAPUA SAMS & KA’EO SAMS

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

NAPUA SAMS
& KA’EO SAMS

Ka’eo Sams formerly of O’ahu died January 28, 2009, in North Carolina of complications from diabetes. At the time of his death, he was survived by his mother Napua, now deceased. He was preceded in death by his Hanai Tutus Aunty Nina Tanaka and Girly Ho`opi`i. Survivors include aikane Keli`I and sister Kainani as well as numerous hanai brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. He was employed by the National Songwriters Guild for more than 20 years and later became a member of the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Artists.

Napua Sams, Ka’eo’s Mother, passed away December 19, 2010 from Alzheimer’s disease. They were both preceded in death by Napua’s husband and Ka’eo’s father, Marvin Sams as well as Napua’s brother, and Ka’eo’s uncle Charles Bilgere.

Both Napua and Ka`eo were members of Halau O Kia and were honored to entertain at the Hawaiian Regent, Royal Hawaiian, the Elks Club The Willows and Washington Place and other venues around the islands. They were a members of St Augustine Church where a Funeral Mass will be said on Easter Monday April 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm.

On the following day, April 26, 2011, they will be buried at Hawaii Memorial Park at 10:00 am. They are now singing and dancing hula with the angels

ROBERT W. PULLEY

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

ROBERT W. PULLEY

Robert W. Pulley was born in Hamilton Ohio in 1931. He moved to Hawaii in 1962 after serving as a fighter pilot in the United States Navy. He helped pioneer the development of high rise condominiums in Waikiki with projects such as the Wailana, Yacht Harbor Towers and Canterbury Place. He later expanded his business to include real estate syndications both in Hawaii and on the mainland. He also brought Burger King to Hawaii by developing a successful franchise here during the 1970’s and 80’s. He passed away on April 2nd, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Doris Stanfill Pulley, children Richard R. Pulley, Jennifer L. Pulley, four grandchildren: Brandon Myers, Jessica Rosenberry, Kaitlyn Rosenberry, Austin Pulley and brothers John, Tom and William Pulley. Private services at Punchbowl Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

LORETTA EVELYN JUREK

Posted On April 24th, 2011 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

LORETTA EVELYN JUREK
April 14, 2011

Loretta Jurek, 70, of Honolulu a retired security staff employee of the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange and the McInerney stores passed away at Hale Ho Aloha in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago, IL.

Devotion to her husband, family, friends, was her life and she lived it with grace and enthusiasm. She was an avid sports fan and developed strong, lifelong friendships, some since high school. She is an example of a truly giving spirit.

She is survived by husband Paul, sons Michael, and wife Diana of Bartlett, IL and Gregory of Elgin, IL and beloved grandchildren John and Sarah. She will be laid to rest in Chicago, IL.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Kaiser Medical Center, Hale Ho Aloha and St. Francis Hospice for their compassion and care.

In honor of Loretta’s love of animals, donations will be accepted in her memory at the Hawaiian Humane Society.

EUFRACIO DE VERA MERCADO

Posted On April 23rd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

EUFRACIO de Vera
MERCADO

Age 91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away April 10, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 19, 1920 in Barrio Lambayan, Mapandan Pangasinan Philippines. Retired maintenance man at the Navy Exchange.

He is survived by wife, Librada M. Mercado; daughters, Virginia (Adelito) Corpuz, Perlita (Romeo) Bautista of Duarte, CA, Gloria (Danilo) Gabuat of Las Vegas, Zenaida (Jun) Bulosan of Las Vegas, Flordeliza (Noel) Victoriano of Dixon, CA; son, Roberto (Violeta) Mercado of Ontario, CA; son-in-law, Constantino de Guzman; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Eleodoro (Aurora) Mercado.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (April 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (April 29) at St Elizabeth Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROSE SNIFFEN

Posted On April 23rd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ROSE SNIFFEN

Age 79, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 29, 2011 in Wahiawa, HI. Born September 4, 1931 in Waimanalo, HI.

She is survived by sons, Wayne (Vera) Sniffen, Alvin (Kathy) Sniffen, Jason (Haunani) Sniffen, Allan (Maybellina) Sniffen, Jr.; daughters, Laurie (Jim) Hoffman of Kansas City, Zena Sniffen, Corrine Sniffen, Alena (Samson) Lee, Rebecca (Marcus) Taoy; brother, Antonio (Goria) Sales of CA; sister, Jane (Richard) Abulon of CA
19; grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 28) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (1403 A California, Wahiawa) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

CANDIDO HOMOWAN TAGALOG

Posted On April 23rd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

CANDIDO HOMOWAN TAGALOG

Age 76, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 2, 2011 in Aiea, HI. Born August 29, 1934 in Waipahu, HI. He retired from U.S. Air Force after 33 years of service; a lifeguard for Waipahu Recreation Center; Vice President of Ota Camp Association, also worked with Waipahu Catholic & Christian Charities & Body Builder trainer.

He is survived by wife, Gloria E. Tagalog; sons, James P. (Jonina) Tagalog, Marcos E. (Karen) Tagalog, Tilden M. (Angeline) Tagalog, Glen D. (Jennie) Tagalog, Matthias E. Tagalog, Dominick E. Tagalog; daughters, Cindy Ann T. (Al) Nieves, Brenda L. (Luis) Gonzalez; brother, Simplicio (Nora) Tagalog; sister, Loretta (Shack) Shinozawa; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. @ Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ETHEL KAZUE BASUEL

Posted On April 23rd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

ETHEL KAZUE BASUEL

Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 3, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born January 25, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Ronald Sakka, Andy Basuel; daughters, Judy (Roy) Belisario, Gale Scott, Colleen (Tim) Loughlin of N.J.; brother, George (Jane) Okazaki; sister, Ayame (Kenneth) Yamaguchi; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARUO ‘RICHARD” SAKUMA

Posted On April 22nd, 2011 -

HARUO “RICHARD” SAKUMA

Age 75, of Kailua, Oahu, passed away April 17, 2011 in Honolulu. Born March 2, 1936 in Kula, Maui. Retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, served as Vice President/Chief Shop Steward for NALC Branch 860. U.S. Army Veteran and active Maui High School Alumni.

He is survived by wife, Yoshiko Sakuma; daughters, Harriet (Colin) Yoshida and Gail (Paul) Nakayama; grandchildren, Kari Ann and Janae Yoshida; sisters, Lily (Richard) Miyamoto, Kiyoe Kumasaka, Matsue Inokuma, Harue Yokote, Yatsue Iwatake and Yurino (Alan) Sugiki and hanai brother, Kazuto Shishido.

Visitation 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 28th at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 12 noon. Aloha attire. No flowers, please.

ZAIDA JUGO BULOSAN

Posted On April 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ZAIDA JUGO BULOSAN

Age 66, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 2, 2011 in Honolulu. Born June 6, 1944 in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Aloha Surf Hotel.

She is survived by daughters, Stephanie (Steve) Ziemba of Kennewick, WA, Abigail De La Cruz; son, Virgil Bulosan; 2 grandchildren; sisters, Ester (Pedro) Yanza of Guam, Sally (Armando) Estacio of San Diego, CA, Alicia (Dudy) Bulosan; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday ( April 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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