Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

SUMIO TOKUNAGA

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

SUMIO TOKUNAGA

Age 84, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 7, 1926 in Ewa, Oahu. Retired from Oahu Sugar as a crane operator.

He is survived by wife, Michiko Tokunaga; sons, Nolan (Mavis) Tokunaga, Leo (Diane) Tokunaga; 3 grandchildren; sisters, Tomii Orita, Hisayo (Mikio) Soma, Chiyono Hishinuma.

Private services were held.

TSUNEO MUNESUE

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

TSUNEO MUNESUE

Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away February 27, 2011 at Hale Pulama Mau. Born September 26, 1919 in Honolulu. Mr. Munesue graduated from St. Louis High School; joined the U.S. Postal service until his retirement 37 years later. He served several terms as president of the Postal Letter Carriers Association. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. Mr. Munesue is predeceased by his loving wife Grace.

He is survived by son, Gary T. Munesue; daughter, Gail L. (Paul T.) Kaneshiro; brothers, Ben (Bernice) Munesue of Molokai, Harry Munesue; sisters, Betty Iwamoto, Mary (Yoshio) Toyama; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Batoon Care Home for their love and dedicated care of their father. Private services were held.

JERI LEE HAINA

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

JERI LEE HAINA

Age 69, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away February 28, 2011 at St. Francis Hospice West. Born March 6, 1941 in Los Gatos, CA. She began in sales with inter-island resorts and later moved to United Vacations until she retired in 1997. Also was a member of the Ladies Red Hat Society and Kapolei Hope Chapel.

She is survived by husband, John N. Haina; sons, John C.K. (Lisa) Haina, Kevin N. (Marie) Haina, Keith K. (Ipolani) Haina; mother, Sylvia J. Piper; brothers, Richard (Pricilla) Piper, Dennis (Victoria) Piper; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces & 2 nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Flowers Welcome.

JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” ATIMAMA FUSILERO

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” ATIMAMA FUSILERO

Age 48, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 23, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 29, 1962 in Labayug, Sison, Pangasinan, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Angel Barquez; son, Joel (Michelle) Barquez; hanai daughter, Alyssa Joy Fusilero of Philippines; sisters, Elena (Wesley) Lairson of Guam, MaryJane (Samuel) Corpuz, Lorna (Joseph “JoJo”) Corpuz, Dionisia Fusilero; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousin.

Private services were held and burial will take place in Philippines.

ROBERT GERMAN

Posted On March 28th, 2011 -

ROBERT GERMAN

Robert German, aged 84 years, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, formerly of Honolulu, Hawai’i, passed away on Friday, 18 February 2011. Robert was born in Berwick, Pennsylvania on 29 August 1926 to George and Alice Mae German. In 1952, he married Beverly Cole of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Robert’s thirty-six year career in the Armed Forces began as a 17-year old Marine in World War II and ended with his retirement from the US Army as a Colonel at Camp Smith, Hawai’i in 1982. Robert’s career included two tours to Vietnam, the second in 1968 – 1969, where he served as Battalion Commander for the 2/501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. In 1991, his beloved wife, Beverly, passed away. In 2002, Robert moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota to be closer to his grandchildren. An Eagle Scout and 33rd degree Mason, he was active in Boy Scouting and the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beverly. Robert is survived by his son, Cole (Joy) German of Memphis, Tennessee; daughter Virginia (Marvin) Regorrah of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; and seven grandchildren. Robert will be interred at the Punchbowl on Wednesday, 30 March at 9:30 am.

ALBERTO “BOY” DONIOS, SR.

Posted On March 28th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

ALBERTO “BOY” DONIOS, SR.

Age 68, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away March 4, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born February 18, 1943 in Waipahu. Retired machinist from Waipahu Sugar Company, also from Covanta Energy, known as H-Power.

He is survived by son, Alberto (Rochelle) Donios Jr.; daughters, Danielle “Nina” Donios, Clarice Lopez, Roberta Kaolelopono, Leinaala Donios; brothers, Bonifacio “Boni” Donios, Rubin Donios, Jon Donios; sisters, Salud “Sally” Herrings, Carmen Remotap, Josephine Torricer, Theresa Sanchez; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Thursday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DOMINGO ALONZO LAGMAY

Posted On March 28th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

DOMINGO ALONZO LAGMAY

Age 72, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 27, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 5, 1938 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He retired after 37 years at Oahu Sugar and also retired from Royal Kunia Golf Course.

He is survived by wife, Loreta Lagmay; son, Dominic Lagmay; daughter, Esther (Howard) Ouchi of WA; 2 grandchildren; brothers, Juan Lagmay, Angel Lagmay, Nolan (Diana) Lagmay, Sr.; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa, HI) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VAAIMAMAO VAAIMAMAO JR.

Posted On March 28th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

VAAIMAMAO “AFAMASAGA” VAAIMAMAO JR.

Age 71, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 27, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 8, 1939 in Matautu, Western Samoa. He was co-founder of the Waimanalo Congregational Church; also an employee of the Salvation Army for 31 years of dedicated service.

He is survived by wife, Viola Vaaimamao; daughters, Sigalu P. (Loloa) Kakiva of CA, Pepe Vaai, Moana M. Vaaimamao of CA, Twyla P. Vaaimamao of CA; 6 grandchildren; sisters, Seupepe Fuimaono Te’o of Western Samoa, Siaitolo P. Poufa of American Samoa.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Kanana Fou Congregational Church, (94-261 Kunia Road, Waipahu) Funeral Service 12:00 noon. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Happy-colored attire. No flowers, please.

MACARIO RINGOR ESLABA

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

MACARIO RINGOR ESLABA

Age 99, of Honolulu, passed away March 7, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Laoac, Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. Macario retired from Pacific Construction.

He is survived by wife, Filomena R. Eslaba; daughters, Gloria (Phillip, Sr.) Bryant of Tennessee, Nancy Eslaba, Melanie (Gary Kitagawa) Eslaba; three grandsons, Phillip & Michael Bryant; John Mychael Eslaba; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday April 1, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Mortuary, Service 1:30 p.m. Burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Marvallin Mokihana Kahalepuna Kalua

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

MARVALLIN MOKIHANA KAHALEPUNA KALUA

86, affectionately known as “Aunty Lala”, died on March 12, 2011. Born and raised in Pauoa, she was a 1942 graduate of McKinley High School. Growing up she trained and performed hula under Kumu Hulas’ such as Henry M. Pa, George P. Mossman, Mama Rose K. Joshua, and Aunty Sally Woods. Mokihana worked for the State of Hawai’i as a Licensed Practical Nurse starting at the State Hospital in the mid-1950s, Kalihi Union Church in the 70s, then to Lanakila Mental Health before retiring. She was a member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I Women’s Auxiliary for many years, serving as its President and various other positions.

There are a few words that portrayed Mokihana: independent, elegant, graceful, and loving. She was self-reliant from a young age, and although widowed for 41 years, she always ensured her family was well taken cared for; Mokihana had an elegant style about her in speech, dress and mannerism; when she danced hula, it was with a style as taught exactly to her by her Kumus, with grace, charm, and at times- playfulness; and as a loving daughter, sibling, wife, mother, and grandmother- she was a person who gave unconditionally. To those who knew Mokihana, they will understand the true gift and meaning of what she brought to all of our lives.

Survived by her daughters, Patricia “Kaai” (Prince) Kekaulike, Marcella “Bozo” Kalama, Charlene “Kalena” (Rojelio) Rodrigues and Penny P. Kalua; brother, Alexander (Helene) Kahalepuna; sisters, Barbara “Kanani” (Gilbert) Lewis and Nancy Lum Won; nephews, David Kahalepuna and John “Johnny Boy” Pang; niece, Debbie Medeiros; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

Please, no flowers or donations as no services will be held by Mokihana’s request for a private service.

For the past 19 years, Mokihana diligently exerted her time and energy in a “life saving” work of spreading the good news of God’s Kingdom (Matthews 24:14). As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she could be seen in the mornings sitting at a stonewall bench on Fort Street Mall with her bible, offering the Watchtower & Awake magazines. Please feel free to speak to one of Jehovah’s Witnesses if you are concerned about the prevalence of wars and natural disasters, they will be happy to help you understand the turmoil we are facing, so that you may someday, help others. Mokihana now awaitsher resurrection.

Dane Lee Miller

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

DANE LEE MILLER

61 of Honolulu died on March 9, 2011. Mr. Miller was an attorney who practiced in Hawaii and California for 32 years. He was a graduate of Boalt Hall and began his career with the Wall Street firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, before moving on to an Asia-based practice with the firm of Marks & Murase. Mr. Miller started his own firm, Miller Tokuyama & Sur in Hawaii in 1995. He was proud to have served the Hawaii community that he loved, including successfully arguing before the Hawaii Supreme Court to limit commercial surf schools from expanding into local surf areas.

He is survived by his wife Wilma Sur, sons Bennett and Kenneth Miller, daughter Maile Miller, mother Nora Davis and sisters Ann and Helen Miller.

Scattering of ashes will occur at Tonggs surf break between 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, with an aloha party to follow at the Elks Club from 4 to 7 p.m. No flowers.

Henry D. Perreira Jr.

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

Celebration of Life for

HENRY D. PERREIRA JR.

Henry “Hanalei” died on Dec. 4, 2010 in Las Vegas.

Survived by wife, Debbie Perreira of Nevada; parents, Henry Sr. & Audrey Perreira of Kaneohe, sons Henry (Missy) Perreira III of Honolulu, Erik Mau & Dylan Perreira of Nevada, daughters Jan-lin Ciparro of Texas, Karee (Clay) McClanahan & Kimberly (Mario) Gonzalez of California, Kandace Perreira of Nevada, Missy Kapoo & Leo (Milli) Ah Quin of Arizona; brother Billy (Avis) Perreira of Hilo; sisters Peachy Guilmet of Salem, MA, Lee Anne Perreira & Christine Perreira of Kaneohe, & 16 grandchildren.

Services: Community Church of Hon., Nuuanu, on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9am to 1pm. Program at 10am., in Nuuanu, on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Services start at 10:00am.

VIRGINIA PETERSON MCGOWAN

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

VIRGINIA PETERSON MCGOWAN

Virginia Peterson McGowan, 94, passed away in Honolulu. She had a kind, beautiful, soul and was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. She was born in Dayton, Iowa and was financially independent, and on her own, from the time she left home at 17 after high school graduation. She worked while putting herself through business college and still managed to save money to send home to help with the educations of some of her 8 siblings. During World War II, she got her pilot’s license so she could take advantage of a civil aeronautics program looking for female pilots to fly domestic cargo. She was accepted into the program as a pilot but the program was discontinued. She went on to become the secretary for the Secretary of State, Edward R. Stettinius. She was in the first group of civilians sent to work in Germany after V-E day. Her career advanced and she became a buyer of pulp and paper for the Federal government, a job which was based in Paris. In Paris, she met her husband, John, who was in the diplomatic corps. They married in Paris and lived in Europe for 17 years; in Yugoslavia, Paris, and Germany where her child, Mary, was born. They came to Hawaii in 1968 when John was assigned as an adviser to the Commander in Chief for the Pacific Command (cincpac). In Hawaii, Virginia became a realtor and then a broker and eventually opened her own business, Epic Realty. She was an amazing woman in many respects. She was gracious, sensitive, competent, and had a great sense of humor. The above photo was taken on her 94th birthday. She is survived by her daughter, hanai daughters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Punchbowl on March 30 at 11:30.

BETTY HARUE TSUJI

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

BETTY HARUE TSUJI
March 16, 2011

Betty Harue Tsuji, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Continental Shoe Findings Co. co-owner, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Richard M.; daughters, Julie H. (Rick) Tsuji-Alhadeff and Ami M. Tsuji-Jones; sister, Mildred N. Sakumoto; and grandson, Branden Tsuji-Jones. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Hwy. Service: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

RALPH “RALPHIE” EDAYAN

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

RALPH “RALPHIE” EDAYAN

Age 51, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away March 1, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born April 17, 1959 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Retired laborer with City and County. Volunteer supervisor for the Haleiwa War Memorial Monument-Lions Club Waialua.

He is survived by wife, Maizelette Edayan; daughters, Kathleen Edayan, Erlene Edayan (Mitchell Sarol-Silva), Blossom Edayan, Karen Edayan, Gloria Edayan; sons, Isaac Edayan, Moses Edayan, Isaiah Edyan, Judah Edayan; godson, Kaulana Kaneakua (Rose); sisters, Diane Kittleson of CA, Pacita Edayan of CA, Yvonne (Henry) Alejandro; sister-in-law, Rene Edayan; brothers, Antonio Edayan of CA, Ryan Edayan (Charlene) Derwin Edayan (Shereen), Whitney Edayan, Richard Edayan (Charlene) of OR; 6 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WALLACE T. KAWAMURA

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

WALLACE T. KAWAMURA

Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired General Contractor and World War II Army veteran, who served with “L” Company of the 442nd Regimental
Combat Team. Survived by wife Mabel, daughter Terry T. Sasamura and son-in-law Ross; two grandsons Reed and Rawlin; brother Michael; and sister Yoneko Torikawa. Visitation from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 3 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers or monetary offerings.

MARCELO “CELO” ABOLOYAN DOMINGO

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

MARCELO “CELO” ABOLOYAN DOMINGO

Age 78, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 26, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born January 16, 1933 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired pipe fitter at Navy Public Work Center.

He is survived by wife, Patricia “Patsy” Domingo; sons, Chad Domingo, Jared Domingo; daughter, Charla (Cris) Prado; 4 grandchildren; sister, Rose Estioko; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (March 31) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa, HI) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROBERT JAMES SCHWINGEN

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

ROBERT JAMES SCHWINGEN

Age 87, of Kailua, passed away February 28, 2011 at Castle Medical Center. Born March 13, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois.

He is survived by daughters, Phyllis M. (Jeff) Cramer of Ohio, Donna J. Fass; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

Visitation 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 29 2011 at St. John Vianney Church 920 Keolu Drive, Mass 10:30 a.m. Committal service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, in Robert J. Schwingen’s Memory, Honolulu District Council 949 Luehu St., Unit 84, Pearl City HI 96782.

PRIMITIVA DEGRACIA

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

PRIMITIVA “PRIMA” DEGRACIA

Age 79, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away February 12, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born February 24, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by sons, Steven T. (Patricia) Degracia Jr., Francis P. (Debbie) Degracia, Daniel P. Degracia; daughters, Yvonne A. Acosta-Degracia, Marcia L. Gonzalez-Brown, Celestina D. (Vincent) Lee, Laverne M. (Marc) Lang, Regina (Phil) Degracia-Bailey, Alicia A. Degracia, Bernice L. (Chris) Atkinson, Yvette M.D. Yap, Annette M. Degracia, Roberta E. Degracia; sisters, Florence Tecson, Virginia Damaso; brothers, Robert Villanueva, Raymond Villanueva; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church; (85-786 Old Government Rd., Waianae, HI) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

SAMUEL GUZMAN CABEBE

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

SAMUEL GUZMAN CABEBE

Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away March 4, 2011 in Waipahu. Born December 10, 1925 in Narvacan, Dinalaoan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired U.S. Army Infantryman and medic with service
in the Korean War. He was an active member of Ewa Community Church and a self-employed handyman. Preceded in death by son, Samuel and daughter, Letitia Bise.

He is survived by wife, Joy Cabebe; sons, Joel Cabebe, Jonathan (Pamela) Cabebe; daughters, Deborah Braceros, Kori (Steve) Knapp; sisters, Esperanza Susa, Felicitas Noble, Natividad Cabebe, Avelina (Felix) Aquino; brothers, Fernando Cabebe, Pedro (Linda) Cabebe, Jose (Erlinda) Cabebe; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (April 1) at Ewa Community Church (91-1258 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Cemetery of The Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

FRANK A. WALL

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

FRANK A. WALL

Frank A. Wall, 93, of Oklahoma City and Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away early Monday morning, March 14, 2011 at Deaconess Hospital. He spent a long career in the United States Air Force rising to the rank of Colonel. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and was in Thailand during the Viet Nam War. After retirement, he lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii for over 30 years before moving to Oklahoma City to be near family. He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mary M. Wall. He is survived by two sons, Robert A. Wall and James F. Wall, one daughter Margaret Searcy and his daughter-in-law Teresa Wall. He has six grandchildren. His living sister Jeanette Broers of Pine Grove, California, is 97 years old. A private ceremony was held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper funeral home (6600 Broadway Ext. Okla. City, OK 73116) www.hahncookfuneral.com

TAKAYUKI MAEDA

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

TAKAYUKI MAEDA

Takayuki Maeda, formerly of Kailua, was born on July 17, 1927 in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He was the fourth child of Suetaro and Asao Maeda who emigrated from Kumamota, Japan.

He served in the U.S. Army from October 12, 1945 through February 5, 1947, and was honorably discharged. Through the GI bill, he attended the University of Hawaii and then the University of Michigan and graduated with a B.S. degree in Engineering in 1951. He began his engineering career at Pearl Harbor, while co-owning K & M Service Station in Kalihi.

Taka married Hanae Sagawa on July 17, 1953 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The couple moved to Michigan where Taka worked as an engineer for 38 years for Giffels and Rosetti, Ford Motor Company and Giffels and Associates while teaching night class at the College of Engineering in Detroit, MI. Through his dedication and work ethic he worked his way up from draftsman to the president of Giffels and Associates, a world class architectural firm in Southfield, Michigan. He also served on the Board of Licensing and Accreditation for the State of Michigan.

Taka’s true joy in life was his family to whom he was passionately devoted. He leaves behind a wife of 58 years, Hanae Maeda; his first son, Dr. Chris Maeda, his wife Jayne, granddaughter Lisa, of Overland Park, KS; a second son, Gary Maeda, granddaughter Amber, grandson Matthew, of Farmington Hills, MI; a daughter, Wendy Kern, her husband Steve, twin grandsons Nick and Adam, granddaughter Emma, of Ann Arbor, MI. They will all miss his sense of fun, compassion and kindness. Through all of them, he leaves behind an irrefutable legacy of devotion and love for family.

In Hawaii, Taka was predeceased by his half sister Hatsuko Fujimori and her deceased husband Masaki, their children Edwin, Roy, Gladys and Bert; Taka leaves behind a brother Yasuyuki Maeda, his wife Alma, their son Patrick and daughter Ann; a sister Shizuko Mitchell, her deceased husband Wallace Mitchell, their daughters Teri, Pamela, and Janyce; a sister Yaeko Okita, her husband Herbert, their sons Glenn and Mark and a sister Reiko Maeda. His siblings and extended family will miss him dearly.

Taka devoted his life to his six grandchildren who he visited constantly even during his retirement years in Kailua, Hawaii. He has given them the gift of many precious memories for which they are all extraordinarily grateful. Taka died on February 14, 2011. Valentine’s Day is an international day during which humans profess their love for one another, and with this writing our family wishes to express our love for “Opa.” May he rest in peace.

A private service was held and interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

Memorials may be made to the michaeljfox.org for Parkinson’s Disease.

JO MCKINNEY

Posted On March 25th, 2011 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

JO MCKINNEY

Jo McKinney, 66, died at home after losing her battle with cancer. She is survived by her long time companion, Aileen Arakawa, her father, Jerry McKinney and sisters Denise Ellis, Annette Morey and 4 nieces. They reside in Oklahoma. Jo McKinney worked as a social worker for DHS, DOH, CFS and PACT. She received 2 Master’s degrees in vocational rehab and social work. Private gathering will be held. No flowers or monetary gifts. Please give to your favorite charity.

LURLINE MOANA KIMOKEO

Posted On March 25th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

LURLINE MOANA KIMOKEO

Age 74, of Brighton, Colorado, passed away February 25, 2011 in Brighton, Colorado. Born July 27, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired General’s administrative assistant and administration support to Family Moral, Welfare and Recreation Division. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

She is survived by sons, Randy Kimokeo, Vincent Kimokeo; daughter, Margaret Kimokeo; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Rachel (Louis) Montayre; brother, Louis Benjamin of N.J.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

PACITA RIMAS CABANILLA

Posted On March 25th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

PACITA RIMAS CABANILLA

Age 93, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away March 13, 2011 in Pearl City. Born August 14, 1917 in Tayug, Pangasinan, Philippines. Member of Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Aiea.

She is survived by daughters, Naomi (John) Belanger, Erlinda (Carlito) Bayaca, Paz (Jun) Culasing of Philippines, Nely (Imbin) Basa of Philippines; sons, Victor (Purita) Cabanilla of Chicago, Mac Cabanilla, Francispol (Edith) Cabanilla of Chicago, John Mark (Nilda) Cabanilla of Chicago; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sister, Mercedes Erese of Philippines.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (March 31) at Seventh-Day Adventist Church; (99-005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

BENJAMIN “COACHES” KEALAHOU NAKI, JR.

Posted On March 25th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

BENJAMIN “COACHES” KEALAHOU
NAKI, JR.

Age 59, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away March 3, 2011 in Pearl City. Born September 19, 1951 in Molokai, Hawaii. Benjamin was a 1969 graduate of St. Louis High School where he played basketball and volleyball. He was a player, coach, manager & president of the Family Stone Softball Club & organized the annual Family Stone High School alumni softball tournament.

He is survived by son, Benjamin (Kehaulani) Naki III; daughter, Janeen (Winston) Naki-Woodard; mother, Melva Naki; sister, Roxanne (Richard) French; 4 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (March 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire.

HENRY KWAI SUM PANG

Posted On March 25th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

HENRY KWAI SUM PANG

Age 93, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away February 22, 2011 in Aiea. Born on September 14, 1917 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was an active member of Ling Hou Hing Pang Society.

He is survived by wife, Bessie Pang; daughters, Carolyn (Mark) Yasuda, Pamela Pang, Brenda Pang; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Richard (Laura) Pang, Herbert (Carrie) Pang, Edward (Ivy) Pang; sister-in-law, Georgiana Pang Downey; brother-in-law, Henry Ng.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (March 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Dr. Mathew H.M. Lee

Posted On March 24th, 2011 -

DR. MATHEW H.M. LEE

Former Chairman and Medical Director, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rusk Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, Dies at 79

Dr. Mathew H.M. Lee, a pioneer in rehabilitation medicine, died of complications due to colon cancer on Friday, March 11, 2011 at his home in Pupukea, Hawaii. He was 79.

He was born in Honolulu, and grew up in Wahiawa in the pineapple district of Oahu. He was the second child of Shui Sang and Cecilia Lee. After attending Johns Hopkins University on a scholarship, Mathew earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland, where he was selected by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for a summer fellowship in infectious diseases, and earned his master of public health and preventive medicine with honors from the university of California, Berkeley.

He served in the US Navy from 1957 to 1959 where he was the medical director for four destroyers. After his 2 years in the Navy he joined the Public Health Services and served 6 years, reaching the rank of commander.

He began his career in Rehabilitation Medicine in 1962 under the leadership of Dr. Howard A Rusk, the father of Rehabilitation Medicine. He became the first physician in the country to be trained in both preventive medicine and rehabilitation medicine. After his training in rehabilitation medicine he remained with the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation ultimately becoming the youngest and last full professor to be recruited by Dr. Rusk. Over the succeeding 46 years, he served numerous important roles for the Rusk Institute including department chair from 1989 to 2008 and was named The Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Medical Center in 1997. Under his leadership, the Rusk Institute continually ranked among the top 10 Rehabilitation Hospitals in the country and the best in New York State by US News and World Report.

Dr. Lee was an extraordinary crusader in the field of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine and was determined to carry on Dr. Rusk’s legacy of restoring the disabled to a productive lifestyle. He was most proud of establishing “Rusk Without Walls” to utilize rehabilitation medicine to promote world peace at a reception at the United Nations. He is revered around the world for his kindness and clinical brilliance and for creating new avenues for the medical use of acupuncture, arts medicine, music therapy and thermography in restoring patients to more productive and satisfying lives. Dr. Lee was a world-renowned expert in using the power of music to enhance quality of life while working to create more sustainable communities.

Dr. Lee taught, mentored and inspired generations of physicians, government decision-makers, health officials and university students with his international philosophy of rehabilitation medicine. He held three professorships at New York University-School of Medicine, College of Dentistry and Music & Music Education, and was also an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Adelphi University. He lectured and consulted in over 40 countries around the world. Dr. Lee authored and edited eight books and 115 scientific papers, and also received numerous awards, both national and international including the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the prestigious 2006 Honor Award and Gold Key from his alma mater, the University of Maryland Medical School for his outstanding contributions to medicine and distinguished service to humanity.

In 1973, Dr. Lee was one of the first Americans to visit China, spending six weeks studying the practice of acupuncture. He returned to China in 1982 with his mentor, Dr. Rusk, to help Beijing establish the first rehabilitation center in China-a full-circle achievement Dr. Lee took great pride in accomplishing.

Although his career kept him in New York City for almost 50 years he never lost his deep ties to his beloved North Shore of Oahu. Beyond his numerous accomplishments, he instilled a deep love of nature as well as his sense of fairness and generosity in his family. He always treated others as equals while creating in them the desire to achieve more. His legacy extends well beyond his scientific achievements, as he will be remembered for his extraordinary depth of humanism and indomitable courage.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou; his children, Mathew Jr. of Kaneohe, Hawaii; Wende of Waialua, Hawaii; and Randall of New York City; his sisters, Aurora and Rachel; his brother, Albern; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 28, 2011, 9:00am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of life service will follow at 5pm at the St. Louis School. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York City.

Toshiko Naito Yagi

Posted On March 24th, 2011 -

TOSHIKO NAITO YAGI

Passed away peacefully at her home in Kailua surrounded by her family on March 17, 2011. She was born in Waianae, Hawaii on March 6, 1917 and recently celebrated her 94th birthday.

Now reunited with her husband the late Tetsuo Yagi. She is survived by her children Thomas (Hideko) Yagi, Jane (Thomas) Tsuda, Florence (the late Jun) Ouchi, Esther (Lawrence) Maru, Joanne (Leslie) Oyama and Diana (Dayton) Hong. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 6 sisters.

Services Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Visitation 4:30 p.m., funeral service 5:30 p.m. In lieu of monetary offerings, the family suggests a donation to your favorite charity.

ROBERT “UNCLE BOB” SHIZUTO KUNIYOSHI

Posted On March 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ROBERT “UNCLE BOB” SHIZUTO KUNIYOSHI

Age 90, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 28, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 20, 1920 in Lahaina, Maui. Retired electrical inspector and planner estimator at Barbers Point, Naval Air Station. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and scout master for the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by sons, Patrick G. (Evelyn) Kuniyoshi; Steven W. Kuniyoshi; step-son, Richard O. (Armis) Tsuchiya; daughters, Iris A. (Thomas) Au, Sandra L. Kuniyoshi; sister, Ayako Higuchi; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please. All donations to Boy Scouts of America.


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