Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Laraine Aiko Azama

Posted On October 5th, 2012 -

LARAINE AIKO AZAMA
Age 64, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2012 at the Holy Family Care Home in Kaneohe. She was born on January 6, 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Laraine worked as a sales clerk/ cashier for The Goodwill Industries.
She is survived by brothers Arthur (Lei) Azama, Walter Azama, Frederick (Linda) Azama and sister Helene (Lincoln) Furuya; 6 nieces and nephews; 14 grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitation 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 12 at Hosoi Mortuary; Memorial Serrvice 3:30 p.m. Interment 11am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Saturday, October 13. Casual attire.

MAMORU DOI

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

MAMORU DOI
Age 88, of Pearl City, passed away September 16, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born March 9, 1924 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired from the City & County of Honolulu as an Auto Mechanic and a Veteran of the U. S. Army.
He is survived by wife, Kay E. Doi; son, Malcolm Doi of Oregon; brothers, Hiram Doi, Joe (Momo) Doi; sister, Michie (Bob) Yamashita of Washington.
Private Services were held.

WALTER K. YAMAMOTO

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

WALTER K. YAMAMOTO
Age 70, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 22, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born July 24, 1942 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. A retired counselor from Waialua, Helemano & Iliahi Elementary Schools.
He is survived by son, Dean M. Yamamoto; daughter, Kerri Lee S. Yamamoto; brother, Lawrence (Carole) Yamamoto; sister, Jane (Raymond) Otomo.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (October 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

IRENE GAOIRAN SANTA MONICA

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

IRENE GAOIRAN SANTA MONICA
Age 83, of Waipahu, passed away September 20, 2012 at her home. Born March 29, 1929 in Laoag City, Philippines.
She is survived by sons, Alexander (Aimee) Santa Monica, Jr., Francis (Rosalind Galinato) Santa Monica; daughters, Arlene (Ross Sakauye) Santa Monica, Genoveva (Russell, Jr.) Santa Monica-Shogren; 9 grand-children.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday 10/8 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 10/9 at Mauka Chapel, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

PIILANI CHEE

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

PIILANI CHEE
Age 75, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2012 in Aiea. Born December 8, 1936 in Wailuku, Maui. Retired receptionist at Wesley Hayashi Dental Office. Member of St. Jude Church.
She is survived by former husband, Bertrand Chee Sr.; sons, Bertrand (Donna) Chee Jr., Byron Chee, Bennett (Frances) Chee; daughters, Carolyn (Rob) Bley, Cheryl Ann Chee; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert “Bob” (Young Kee) Evans.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 9) at St Jude Catholic Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Mass 11:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome

SHEILA M GEIB

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

SHEILA M GEIB
90, died on September 14, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born on December 14, 1921, she was the daughter of Leo P and Anita Krejci Geib of West Bend, Wisconsin. She was predeceased by brothers Bobby, Jimmy, Leo M and Thomas and a sister, Vivian Trimpi. She had a long and successful career in the tour and travel industry, first working for Northwest Airlines in Chicago and then relocating to Hawaii in 1957, where she worked for Island Holidays Travel Service. The second largest travel agency in Hawaii, she was in charge of the independent tour division and supervised the daily operations of the company. As an officer of the Hawaii division, she was a delegate to the many conferences of the International Association of Travel Agencies, which took her to many parts of the world. Physical fitness and yoga were significant in her daily life. Community service was her calling during her retirement years and she volunteered at Project Dana, assisting the elderly to live independently. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Her ashes are being returned to Wisconsin to be with her family.

HAROLD MASARU OTANI

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

HAROLD MASARU OTANI
Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away September 7, 2012 at his home. Born October 11, 1927 in Honolulu. He was the Owner of Y. Fukunaga Products, Ltd.
He is survived by wife, Mary Otani; sons, Neal (Janis) Otani, Dwight (Trese) Otani; daughters, Joyel Horita, Karen (Hugh) Wakuzawa; sisters, Ellen Park, Arlene (Ray) Kakimoto, Judy (Hideo) Tanaka, Gail (Reuben) Shimabukuro; 10 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren.
Celebration of life 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Sunday 10/7 at St. Louis School TC Ching Presidential Suite, 3142 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu HI 96816. Casual Attire. In Lieu of flowers and monetary gifts, please make checks payable to: St. Louis School to the Harold Otani Endowment.

PHYLLIS M. HIGA

Posted On October 3rd, 2012 -

PHYLLIS M. HIGA
Age 93, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 16, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born August 4, 1919 in Pahala, Hawaii. A retired cafeteria manager at Kipapa & Hale Kula Elementary Schools.
She is survived by sons, Raymond (Gerilyn) Higa, Dennis Higa; daughter, Maile (Norman) Kanemaru; 7 grand-children; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Tomio Kanno; sisters, Nora Nakahira, Jane Sasaki, Eleanor Nishi.
Private services were held. No koden, please.

Janice Maurine Smith

Posted On October 3rd, 2012 -

JANICE MAURINE SMITH
68, of Honolulu, died September 17, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center after a short struggle with double pneumonia and a two decade plus valiant fight against Multiple Sclerosis.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 4 at 1:00 PM at Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 22182 Canton Road, Albemarle.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ola Mae Herrin Hinson, and her daughter in law, Milagros Piatos Brown.
Janice was born November 24, 1943, in Stanfield, NC and was a proud graduate of the Ridgecrest School system.
She had a career as both a Legal Secretary at a prestigious Charlotte law firm, and as an Executive Secretary at several major companies in Charlotte, to include Arnold Palmer Cadillac and Wachovia.
Janice is survived by her son, Todd Brown, and granddaughters, Jasmine and Alexandra Brown, of Honolulu; and her beloved brother, Larry Smith and his wife Brenda and her older brother, Gareth Smith and his wife Judy, all of Locust. Janice had a deep and abiding love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and she has finally joined Him now in Heaven.
Arrangements are by Moanalua Mortuary in Honolulu and Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.

ARSENIA MANAOIS VILLAMIL

Posted On October 3rd, 2012 -

ARSENIA MANAOIS VILLAMIL
Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away September 27, 2012 at Hale Nani Nursing Home. Born December 14, 1926 in Philippines.
She is survived by husband, Gaudencio C. Villamil; sons, Alejandro (Estela) Villamil, Christopher (Remedios) Villamil; daughters, Lourdes Villamil, Avelina (Bill) Crabtree, Josephine (Rodolfo, Jr.) Casilang; brothers, Reynaldo (Mary) Manaois, Benjamin Manaois; sisters, Lourdes (Abraham) Espiritu, Lolly Hortaleza, Preciosa Garin; 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grand-children.
Visitation 4:15 p.m. Thursday 10/4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Prayer Service 5:15 p.m. Final services and burial will be held in the Philippines. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Roy M. Barrett

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

ROY M. BARRETT
Retired Fire Captain, 82 yrs., born April 24th, 1930 passed away September 15th, 2012 at Kaiser Hospital. Roy was the third child of seven born to Manuel & Rosalie Barrett. He graduated from St. Louis High class of 1948, joined the Army and is a Veteran of the Korean War. Upon leaving the Army, he went to work at Hawaiian Dredging then joined the Honolulu Police Department for a short time and transferred over to the Honolulu Fire Department in May 1957. He Retired as a Fire Captain of Engine #1 Central Station in March 1981. Roy is survived by his brother retired Fire Chief Walter Barrett (Marjorie), sons William (Wendy), Roy Jr. (Olena), daughters Royalette “Kaui” Kealoha (Charles), Roxanne Felisi, 23 grand-children, 23 great grand- children, 3 hanai grandchildren and 9 hanai great grand-children. Deceased are his beloved wife “Kaui” and oldest daughter Danie Girl. Services will be held on Saturday, October 6th at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Nanakuli. 9am-11am visitation, with service to follow. Scattering of ashes 12:30pm at Nanakuli Beach.

DUANE KAIHIIHIKAPUOKALANI “CHUBBY” WISE

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

DUANE KAIHIIHIKAPUOKALANI “CHUBBY” WISE
Age 52, of Mililani, HI, passed away September 9, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 9, 1960 in San Francisco, CA. Owner and operator of Taira’s Auto Repair.
He is survived by wife, Eder Vallejo Wise; son, Brian K. Wise; daughter, Chale A. Wise; mother, Sadie Telles; stepfather, Felix Telles; brothers, Nickolas “Buddy” Karayannakos, Donald (Lana) Wise, Darryl (Taffi) Wise, Derek Wise; sisters, Pamela Crannell, Paulette (Rick) Stabile, Beverly Botelho, Debra (Adan) Wise-Rodrigues.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (October 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Monday (October 8) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani); Memorial Mass 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ELOISE “SISTAH” ULULANI MEDEIROS

Posted On October 1st, 2012 -

ELOISE “SISTAH” ULULANI MEDEIROS
Age 64, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 6, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 15, 1947 in Honolulu, HI. She was a ordained Deaconess at Ka Hale Hoana O Ke Akua Church in Kalihi. She was also a private home caregiver. Crafting and lei making were her passion. She shared her many talents with everyone she met.
She is survived by daughters, Sarah K. (Kaeo) Kawaa, Cookie K. (Scott) Segi, Loretta K. (Ed) Ho; son, Joseph A. K. (Gigi) Medeiros; 12 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Medeiros, Alika (Diane) Medeiros, William Medeiros, Joseph (Lana) Medeiros; 2 sisters, Sweetheart Luafalemana, Sheila Keolanui.
Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Saturday (October 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MICKEY (MICHAEL COTTRELL)

Posted On September 30th, 2012 -

MICKEY (MICHAEL COTTRELL)
Of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away Oct. 07, 2011. Survived by wife, Carla; sons, Mikey (Alakai), Danny (Claire), Wiley (Aleina); daughter, Misty; 7 grandchildren; 3 brothers; 5 sisters. Services to be held on Oct. 06, 2012, 4:30pm at 85-1330K Waianae Valley Road (Mickey’s House) Casual attire No Flowers

PEDRO “PEDDY” CAIREL CASTILLO

Posted On September 30th, 2012 -

PEDRO “PEDDY” CAIREL CASTILLO
Age 63, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 13, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born September 23, 1948 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Previously worked as a truck driver for Lani Dole Plantation, the Oahu Sugar Plantation and Island Movers.
He is survived by spouse, Cristina “Betty” A. Castillo; son, Allenrey A. Castillo; daughter, Romelyn (Tony) Castillo Guzman; brothers, Prudencio (Zenaida) Castillo, Loreto (Letty) Castillo, Marcelo “Mark” (Vivian) Castillo; sisters, Evalina (Richard) Pascua, Shannette Castillo; 3 grand-children.
Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday (October 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Saturday (October 6) at Our Lady of Good Councel Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JAMES WATT BEATTY

Posted On September 30th, 2012 -

JAMES WATT BEATTY
Born: Feb. 4, 1923 in Hilo, Hawai’i, son of James S. and Mae Beatty.
A dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, companion and good friend, Jim (Jimmy, Jas Watt) Beatty passed on Sept. 24, after living life his own way, with hard work, high expectations and the best of times. A good daughter follows Dad’s rules: so we will have no services but just a small gathering of family and friends, followed by his wishes to be at rest near mom. Mahalo to everyone for your place in his life.
We love you, Dad. (Dee Jay Beatty Mailer)

MYRTLE CHING YEE

Posted On September 30th, 2012 -

MYRTLE CHING YEE
Age 95, of Honolulu, HI, suddenly passed away at home on September 20, 2012. Born October 2, 1916 in Anahola, Kauai, she was the seventh of eleven children born to Ching Hook and Kam Sing. She moved to Honolulu in 1921 and married James K.J. Yee in 1940 and together raised four children. She retired from the Moana Surfrider in 1981 and enjoyed the rest of her years spending time with family and friends. Some of her favorite pastimes were playing mahjong, watching University of Hawaii sports on TV, and traveling. A loving and nurturing mother, grandmother, sister, aunty, and friend she will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her son Evan Yee, daughter Marsha (Tevet) Bruhn, daughter Janice (Brad) Edgerton of Vancouver, Washington; grandchildren Jonathan and Jason Edgerton of Vancouver, Washington and Tevet (Chasity) Bruhn, Jr of Cameron, North Carolina; brothers Bernard and Herbert (Rose) Ching and sister-in-law Rose C. Ching and many, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband James Yee; son Michael Yee; brothers T.F., Chow, Clarence T.C., Clifford, Gilbert, and Leonard Ching; sisters Mae Tam and Mildred Koyama.
Visitation: 10-11am and Services: 11am-12noon on Saturday, October 6 at Borthwick Mortuary, Downtown. Burial to follow: 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

ROBERT “BOBBY” “POPS” J. PAIVA

Posted On September 30th, 2012 -

ROBERT “BOBBY” “POPS” J. PAIVA
72, of Pacific Palisades was called home to be with our Lord on Sept. 14, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born Sept. 11, 1940 to John and Eva Paiva. He attended St Augustine’s, graduated from St Louis College class of ’59 & later retired from Hawaiian Electric. He enjoyed coaching Little League, racing pigeons, golfing, boating but most of all he enjoyed his family. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gale V., Sons Bobby (Noe); Scot; Daughter Yvette (Randy) Chinen; 9 grand-children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:00 p.m., Oct 9th at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7:00 p.m. Casual attire.

James T. Hutcherson

Posted On September 30th, 2012 -

JAMES T. HUTCHERSON
Age 78, of Makakilo, Hawaii passed away surrounded by his family in Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on September 15, 2012. A retired Air Force veteran of 23 yrs, a professor at the University of Maryland, University of Guam and Hawaii Pacific University and retired Sr. Economist for GovGuam Dept. of Commerce. Born in Michigan, he grew up in Ontario, Canada. A beloved husband and father, Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by wife Akiko, daughters Diana Murphy and Mona Koehler and beloved family in Michigan, Canada, Tennessee, Kentucky and Japan. He was a devoted member of the Aloha Shriner’s Int’l., Tokyo Scottish Rite and B.P.O. Elks.
Private services with Air Force military honors ceremony held with inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, Hawaii. Donations suggested to his favorite charities: Honolulu Shriner’s Hospital For Children or Hawaiian Humane Society.

Pauline Mae Hadley

Posted On September 29th, 2012 -

PAULINE MAE HADLEY
4-4-1934 to 9-21-2012
Daughter of Paul Hadley and Irene Carter Hadley. Mother, entrepreneur and Real Estate investor. Founder of Sugar Shack in Waikiki. Led an exciting life. Always eager to meet new friends and last to leave a gathering. She had unlimited energy. Talented at piano, photography and sewing. Expert typist except for the shift key. A wizard at math, she mastered computers, and traveled the world. She teased her hair into a work of art for decades. Her middle name should have been Mame. Embraced conspiracy theories. Thought Nicola Tesla was robbed. A lover of dogs. Now at peace. She will be remembered always. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the SPCA or the Humane Society.

Jean Louise Towill Thomas

Posted On September 29th, 2012 -

JEAN LOUISE TOWILL THOMAS
Died at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by children, Michael (Donna), Robert (Yuki), Steven and Kelley of Kaneohe.David, of St. Croix USVI, Mark,Kailua-Kona and Janet of Oregon. Brother, Richard Towill. Grandchildren, Ryder, Alia, Anna, Noa, Scott, Malia, Dylan and Rachael. Great Grand-children, Austen, Frances, Wesley, Taj and Lincoln. Gone ahead, her husband of 57 years Wesley Thomas, daughter-in-law Frances Kelley Thomas and grandaughter Kailani Frances. Respecting the wishes of the deceased in liu of flowers or donations, the family suggests you do a random act of kindness for someone. Private Services Held.

JULITO “JOE” CORPUZ DOMINGO

Posted On September 29th, 2012 -

JULITO “JOE” CORPUZ DOMINGO
Age 56, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2012 in Honolulu. Born July 18, 1956 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of United States Bowling Congress for over 35 years. (USBC).
He is survived by wife, Geraldine Domingo; daughters, Prime Rose (Marcelino, Jr) Andrews, Connie Dayton; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Luis F. Domingo, Jr., Randolph Domingo, Raymond Domingo; sister, Maryvick (Gary) Domingo-Tang.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (October 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 Noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JACK MAMORU TOMITA

Posted On September 29th, 2012 -

JACK MAMORU TOMITA
Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away September 20, 2012 at his home. Born April 6, 1923 in Honolulu.
He is survived by wife, Grace Fumiko Tomita; son, Paul A. (Masako) Tomita; daughters, Shirley K. Tomita, Judy K. (Glen Barber) Tomita; brothers, Shigeru (Margaret) Tomita, Richard Tomita, Thomas (Joyce) Tomita; sisters, Kimiko Ohashi, Betty Miyamoto; 5 grandchildren.
Private services were held.

Miyoko Ohama

Posted On September 29th, 2012 -

MIYOKO GRACE OHAMA
Miyoko lived a long and beautiful life. She was 94 years old when she passed away peacefully at home in Kailua on August 10, 2012. She was an extraordinary woman who lived her life with joy and grace.
Miyoko was born in Makawao, Maui on February 20, 1918, the eldest of nine children. Her love and influence was life changing for many. She lovingly raised and guided many family members over the course of three generations.
Her work career included starting her own laundry business at her home in the 1940s, working at the Civic Auditorium, and becoming a dental assistant. She retired after many years as the supervisor at the St. Francis dental clinic.
Miyoko is survived by her son Rogers Ginoza; daughter Leona Kato; stepsons Ronald Ohama, Franklin Ohama; brothers Robert Arakawa, Hideo Arakawa, Rudy Arakawa; sisters Ruth Eckert, Yoshimi Kayona, Mildred Miyamoto, Jeanne Gushiken, Sally Fukunaga; grandchildren Garrett Ginoza, Lisa Ginoza, Laura Ginoza, Michael Kato, Leslie Hamasaki; great grand-children Micah Hamasaki, Rachel Hamasaki, Kellen Kato, Devon Kato; and favorite cat Samantha.
Private services were held on September 8, 2010.

CHARLES “CHARLIE” LOPES BONILLA

Posted On September 28th, 2012 -

CHARLES “CHARLIE” LOPES BONILLA
Age 96, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 11, 2012 in Waipahu. Born October 21, 1915 in Paia, Maui, HI. Retired heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3.
He is survived by daughters, Conchita Townsend, Geraldine
Kunishige, Mildred N. Martin; son, Gervin L. Bonilla; grandson/ caregiver, Jonathan Mahuka; granddaughter/caregiver, Renee Thompkins; 25 grand-children; 30 great-grand-children.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Helen Wagner Wriston

Posted On September 28th, 2012 -

HELEN WAGNER WRISTON
A resident of Honolulu since 1954, died peacefully at her home in Honolulu on September 22, 2012, after a long illness. She was 85. She was born December 25, 1926, in Long Island, New York, to the late Maurice F. and Clara B. Wagner and spent her childhood in and around New Haven, CT where she graduated from the Day School, now a part of Hopkins School, and attended Yale University’s School of Music, where she was a member of the Class of 1948. She was a talented pianist, but gave up a career as a pianist in favor of making a home for her family.
In addition to caring for her family and being a gracious hostess, she volunteered for many community organizations, including Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital, the Legal Auxiliary and Punahou School where she chaired the Punahou Carnival in 1972.
She is survived by her husband of over 61 years, A. James Wriston, Jr., an attorney, by her daughter, Jaimee Wriston Colbert (Donald) of Binghamton, NY, and by two sons, John David Wriston (Lisa) of Honolulu, and Jeffrey Pratt Wriston (Erin) of Vancouver, WA, nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, A. James Wriston, III.
Interment will be private, attended only by family. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Aloha attire is suggested. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Helen’s memory might be made to Academy of the Pacific, 913 Alewa Drive, Honolulu 96817, from which one of her sons and three of her grandsons graduated, or to your favorite charity.

CHARLES “CHARLIE” LOPES BONILLA

Posted On September 28th, 2012 -

CHARLES “CHARLIE” LOPES BONILLA
Age 96, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 11, 2012 in Waipahu. Born October 21, 1915 in Paia, Maui, HI. Retired heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3.
He is survived by daughters, Conchita Townsend, Geraldine
Kunishige, Mildred N. Martin; son, Gervin L. Bonilla; grandson/ caregiver, Jonathan Mahuka; granddaughter/caregiver, Renee Thompkins; 25 grand-children; 30 great-grand-children.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Helen Wagner Wriston

Posted On September 28th, 2012 -

HELEN WAGNER WRISTON
A resident of Honolulu since 1954, died peacefully at her home in Honolulu on September 22, 2012, after a long illness. She was 85. She was born December 25, 1926, in Long Island, New York, to the late Maurice F. and Clara B. Wagner and spent her childhood in and around New Haven, CT where she graduated from the Day School, now a part of Hopkins School, and attended Yale University’s School of Music, where she was a member of the Class of 1948. She was a talented pianist, but gave up a career as a pianist in favor of making a home for her family.
In addition to caring for her family and being a gracious hostess, she volunteered for many community organizations, including Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital, the Legal Auxiliary and Punahou School where she chaired the Punahou Carnival in 1972.
She is survived by her husband of over 61 years, A. James Wriston, Jr., an attorney, by her daughter, Jaimee Wriston Colbert (Donald) of Binghamton, NY, and by two sons, John David Wriston (Lisa) of Honolulu, and Jeffrey Pratt Wriston (Erin) of Vancouver, WA, nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, A. James Wriston, III.
Interment will be private, attended only by family. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Aloha attire is suggested. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Helen’s memory might be made to Academy of the Pacific, 913 Alewa Drive, Honolulu 96817, from which one of her sons and three of her grandsons graduated, or to your favorite charity.

LIEUTENANT CATHERINE LORI JOHANN RYAN

Posted On September 27th, 2012 -

LIEUTENANT CATHERINE LORI
JOHANN RYAN
31, passed away on 22 September 2012, at her home in Waialua, Hawaii.
She was born 6 July 1981, and was a 1999 graduate of Bayport-Blue Point High School, in Bayport, N.Y. During her time as a “Phantom”, she excelled both athletically and academically. Upon completion of her studies she was recruited and attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. She graduated with the Class of 2003 earning a Bachelor of Science in Management.
Catharine reached a high level of achievement in both her basketball and volleyball careers. She earned numerous All-Conference honors and set many records. After completion of her studies, she served on the All-Navy volleyball team seven times. Each outing resulted in individual tournament honors, including her selection to the All-Armed Forces team. This elite group of athletes traveled across the world to countries such as Italy, India, and Brazil. Her accolades also included two trips to the World Military Games. In 2005, she was named Coast Guard elite female athlete of the year. She was admired and respected by all of her teammates, coaches and opponents.
During her athletic endeavors, she also attended flight training at NAS-Pensacola and was pinned in 2007. In her latest assignment, Lieutenant Ryan served as an MH-65C Aircraft Commander, CGAS-Barbers Point, Hawaii. Prior to this, she served as a deck officer aboard the USCGC RUSH (WHEC-723), home ported in Honolulu. Her past assignments included the now decommissioned USCGC SASSAFRAS (WLB-401), based out of Apria Harbor, Guam, and USCGC EAGLE (WIX-327), a 295-foot historic “tall ship”.
Lieutenant Ryan’s military decorations included the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Coast Guard Expert Rifle Medal, Coast Guard Pistol Sharpshooter Ribbon, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Coast Guard “E” Ribbon, Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon and numerous other unit awards and citations.
Catharine lived a fulfilling, adventurous and enjoyable life with her husband, Kyle Ryan, and pets on the North Shore of Oahu. They spent many years together–at home, on the sea, under the ocean and around the world.
Lieutenant Ryan is survived by her mother, C. Ann Demott of Sayville, NY, her father, Arthur R. Johann of Bayport, NY, her grandmother Constance Hoernel, and her siblings, Heather, Arthur F. and Eric and husband Kyle. She will be loved and missed forever, by many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, friends, commanders and subordinates.
She will be interred at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, “the Punchbowl”. The service will take place Friday, September 28th, at 3pm and will include full military honors.
In accordance with Catharine’s exact requests, and in lieu of flowers, donations are graciously accepted and may be sent to the Self Realization Fellowship (www.yoganatnda-srf.org). The SRF is dedicated to fostering a spirit of greater understanding and goodwill among the diverse peoples and religions of our global family, and to help those of all cultures and nationalities to realize and express more fully in their lives the beauty, nobility, and divinity of the human spirit.

FLORENCE M. KAWAMURA

Posted On September 26th, 2012 -

FLORENCE M. KAWAMURA
Age 92, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away August 24, 2012 in Waipahu. Born July 21, 1920 in Waipahu, Hawaii. A retired seamstress with Lanakila Crafts.
She is survived by husband, Ken Kawamura; son, Duane Kawamura; daughters, Sandra Kawamura, Gayle Kawamura; 1 grandchild; brothers, Hiroshi (Carolyn) Kojima, Henry (Mitsue) Kojima; sisters, Yoshie Hirayama, Elsie Nakamura, Alice Murakami.
Private services were held.


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