Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Mabel Agnes Cornwell

Posted On November 11th, 2013 -

11-11 569110  Mabel CornwellMABEL AGNES CORNWELL Of Honolulu passed away at her home on October 13, 2013 at the age of 98. She was born on January 14, 1915 and graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy, Class of 1933. Mom retired from the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel as a housekeeper after 30 years. She was a member of the Pioneer Club, Japanese Culture Club at the Lanakila Center, Local 5, UPW, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and a longtime member of Hale O’ Na Alii Hawaiian Civic Club. She was preceded in death by her husband James L. Cornwell Jr. and her son Clayton Cornwell. She is survived by daughter, Juanita “Sweetheart” Enos; sons, James L. “Kimo” Cornwell III (Debbie) and Alvin “Al” Cornwell; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren Her services will be held on Thursday November 14, 2013 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; visitation will begin at 9:00a.m.; services at 11:00a.m.; burial 1:00p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

LORRAINE H.K. PANG

Posted On November 11th, 2013 -

11-11 LORRAINE H.K. PANGLORRAINE H.K. PANG Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away on October 25, 2013 at home. She was born in Guangzhou (formerly Canton) China. She emigrated to Honolulu by boat, along with her sister, Margie and mother when she was 11 years old, joining her father and brother, Norman (deceased) already living and working in Honolulu. She graduated from Farrington High School and began her long and industrious career as a devoted Local 5 union employee at the Hala Terrace (Kahala Hilton Hotel), and previously, House Without A Key (Halekulani Hotel). She is survived by her son, Gary (Ann) Pang; daughter, Coleen (Alric) Pang-Yamane; 3 granddaughters, Jaeda (Dion) Antonio, Jeanine (Ryan) Pang- Rubianes & Julia Pang; brother, Sanford (Rose) Kam; sister, Margie Lee; and Daisy, her faithful dog. Visitation from 9:00 am on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 10:00 am. Committal service and burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 1:00 pm. Casual Attire. Contributions received will be donated to Hospice Hawaii in memory of Lorraine H.K.Pang.

GEORGE C.C. KUO

Posted On November 11th, 2013 -

GEORGE C.C. KUO 92 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on October 30, 2013 at his residence. Born November 17, 1920. George was a retired Mechnical Engineer from the Dole Pineapple Plantation and Alfred Yee Associates. Survived by wife: Thelma; son: George “Keoki” (Leialoha Leung); Grandchildren Alex and Jasmine Fong; nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service to begin at 12:30 p.m. Graveside Services to follow at 2:15 PM Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

KENNETH TSUTOSHI UMETSU

Posted On November 11th, 2013 -

KENNETH TSUTOSHI UMETSU October 25, 2013 KENNETH TSUTOSHI UMETSU, age 88, of Pearl City, passed away at the Queen’s Medical Center. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Motor Supply Ltd. He was born in Keahua, Maui. He is survived by wife, Masae O.; son, Douglas A. (Debra); daughter, Susan E. (David Shell); brother, Yoshio, and sisters, Wakako “Betty” Fujita and Janet (William) Higa. Visitation: 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 16 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Private interment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

EVELYN AIKO NAKAMOTO HANATANI

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

11-10-13 568505  Evelyn HanataniEVELYN AIKO NAKAMOTO HANATANI OCTOBER 6, 2013 Evelyn Aiko Nakamoto Hanatani, 98, of Waianae, retired proprietor of Lualualei Orchids & Flowers, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, October 6. She was born in Kealakekua on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, where her family grew coffee. She was the middle child of three children. Her family moved to Honolulu in 1920. She married Charles Hanatani, a construction engineer, and had two children. While working at Libby’s cannery, she held positions that were not typically assigned to women at that time, such as testing in the quality control lab, as the syrup blender and as the crush machine operator. She was known in the flower business as a person of high integrity and good business dealings and was a founder of the Waianae Golden Age Sr. Citizens Club, where she served as President for many years. She was predeceased by son Gary and survived by daughter, Susan Dole, son-in-law, Richard Dole, and cousins, nieces and nephews. A special thanks to caregivers Leo, Christine, Karen, Kea, and Levon Dela Cruz for their kind and loving care of her. Private services.

GREGORY DUKE LEE DUKE

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

11-10 569005 Gregory DukeGREGORY DUKE LEE DUKE Gregory “Duke” Lee Duke age 59 of Pearl City, HI passed away peacefully on October 7, 2013. A 1972 graduate of Farrington High School and a former CFI (Commodity Forwarders Inc.) warehouse manager. Born on February 3, 1954 in Honolulu. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who truly lived the Aloha spirit. He is survived by his loving family; wife Sandi Duke of 32 years, son, Gregory “Kaipo” (Lani) Duke Jr., son, Garrett “Kopa” (Clarie) Duke, one & only grandson Graiden Kahiwa Nakama Duke, followed by many lifelong friends, cousins, hanai brothers, sisters, niece and nephews who loved him dearly. He was a remarkable man always with a smile on his face and a song in his heart. A celebration of Duke’s life will be held on Friday, November 15th at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe with visitation from 10:30am to 12 noon. Celebration of life service at 12 noon and burial at 2:30pm at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Online condolences can be sent to: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

BETSY FUMIKO OSHIRO

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

BETSY FUMIKO OSHIRO Age 89, of Pearl City, HI, passed away October 17, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 25, 1923 in Waialua, HI. A retired packer with Dole Cannery and Libby, McNeill & Libby. She is survived by daughters, Myra (Henry) Higa, Bertha (David) Arakawa, Celeste (Keith) Yamaguchi; 7 grand- children. Private services were held.

LORETTA MAE RICKARD

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

LORETTA MAE RICKARD Born April 19, 1933, in Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on October 27, 2013. She was a longtime resident of Makiki and former resident manager at the Dominis West building. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 27 years, Gene “Buddy” Rickard and her son, Christopher L. Minnick. She leaves behind her son Steven Campbell of Honolulu, her daughter, April L. Putnam- Dyer, of Bakersfield, and many other loving family members. Loretta spent her life doing for and giving to others selflessly. She will be greatly missed by many, as everyone who knew her, loved her dearly.

CLARENCE JOHN FREITAS

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

CLARENCE JOHN FREITAS Age 55, passed away in Valley City, North Dakota on Tuesday October 22, 2013 while visiting his son Landon. Born June 10, 1958 in Honolulu, HI to the late Ferdinand F. and Julia L. Freitas and grew up in Makakilo, HI. He resided in Glenwood, HI preceding his death. He is survived by son Landon Taylor Keoni Freitas and his mother Theona Poggi; sisters Lori Lopez (Alfred), Kathleen Rios (Brian) from Grimes, IA and Cynthia Freitas; nephews Justin Lopez and Jordan Rios; Nieces Jasmine Lopez and Shyanne Hirata-Freitas. Great nephews. Private scattering of ashes. A “Celebration of Life” gathering will be held on Saturday 11/23/13 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park In Waipio- Veterans’ Memorial Aquatics Center. No flowers, please.

DOREEN KALOLOWOHILANI (DUNN) MATSUNAGA

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

11-10 DOREEN KALOLOWOHILANI  (DUNN) MATSUNAGADOREEN KALOLOWOHILANI (DUNN) MATSUNAGA Doreen Matsunaga passed away on October 12, 2013. She was born in Honolulu on November 9, 1930 to Hildred (Bryant) Kaholokula and Henry Vasconcellos. Raised on Maui, Doreen was a graduate of St. Anthony High School. She later settled in Honolulu where she worked at the Sty, Hartfield’s, and Zales Jewelers. She moved to Kwajalein (Marshall Islands) in 1977 and remained for 35 years. She leaves behind her husband, James “Jimmy” Matsunaga; sons Darrell (Jackie) Sing and Byron Sing of Haiku, Maui; and daughter Serena. Services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Sunday, November 17, 2013 with visitation at 2:00 pm and services at 3:00 pm.

WAYNE “JOCKY” SADAO YAGUCHI

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

WAYNE JOCKY SADAO YAGUCHI Age 71, of Honolulu, passed away October 27, 2013 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 14, 1942 in Lihue, Kauai. He retired from Hawaiian Telephone Company. He is survived by wife, Edna Yaguchi; sons, Eric Yaguchi, Francis Lee; daughter, Kris Yaguchi; mother, Janet Yaguchi; brothers, Clifton (Jeanne) Yaguchi, Paul (Jennie) Yaguchi; sisters, Judy (Dave) Gitt, Wendy (Kaipo) Waiwaiole. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thurs. November 14, 2013 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers please.

DAVID DANIEL SOUZA SR. “SOUZAMAN”

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

11-10  DAVID SOUZA SR.DAVID DANIEL SOUZA SR. SOUZAMAN David Daniel Souza Sr. “SouzaMan”, 66 of Wahiawa, passed peacefully on November 1, 2013. He was born on Jan. 24, 1947 in Waimea, Kauai to Joaquin Souza Jr. & Mercy Rivera. His family moved to O’ahu when he was 12 years old. He attended Fern Elementary and Kalakaua Intermediate schools. He later moved to Ka’a’awa, where he attended Kahuku High School. At the age of 18, he joined the army and served two terms in Vietnam from 1966-1968. He was a devoted patriot who loved his country. David left the Army in 1969 a decorated E-6 with multiple medals. David was employed at various places. In 1973, he began his career with the City & County of Honolulu Road Division. He worked at Kaneohe for many years before moving to Waialua when he was promoted to the position of Road Construction Maintenance Supervisor II. He retired in 2005. David had a deep respect for the land and the ocean. He taught his children to live off the land by hunting and diving. David’s life long passion for hunting, took him to adventure beyond the state of Hawai’i to the mainland, Australia and finally fulfilling his dream hunt in Africa. David was a devoted and avid supporter of The Pig Hunters Association of O’ahu where he was a board member for many years. David was a proud member of the motorcycle club “Satan’s Brigade” for many years. He held various positions including President. David loved riding his Harley Davidson around the island as well as the outer islands to support other motorcycle clubs. He was a loyal fan and supporter of the Pittsburg Steelers Football Team. He enjoyed razzing his sons and brother religiously as they did not share his love for his team. David lived in Pahrump, NV for 4 years, where he enjoyed road trips with his younger brother and family. He loved traveling to other states as he visited various National Monuments and other places. David’s deepest passion was shown by his love and devotion to his family and friends. He was a generous, kind, selfless, loving man who always put the needs of others before his own. He survived by wife: Betty Ann. Companion: Bobbie. Sons: Denton (Jean), David “Dovey” (Sitka), Donald “Kanoe” (Billie Jo), Delwin “Squeaky” (Corrina) and Dominic “Munsta” (Rosetta). Daughter: Davenette “Sweetheart”. Brothers: Joaquin III (Abby), Michael (Ixchelle) Kealoha and Lawrence Kealoha. Sister: Frances Vierra. 27 grandchildren, and 15 great grand children. Countless nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Moanalua Morturary. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers welcome.

HITOSHI IWANAGA

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

11-10 HITOSHI IWANAGAHITOSHI IWANAGA 81, of Kaneohe, passed away November 3, 2013. Born in Holualoa, Hawaii, he was a retired roller operator for Grace Pacific Construction and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by wife, Lynda; son, Colin; daughter, Corina; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Borthwick Mortuary-Mauka Chapel. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:30 p.m. and funeral service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Final committal services and burial will be held at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Family requests no flowers. Casual attire is suggested.

JUNE ARNOLD WALKER

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

Kaily_RobertJUNE ARNOLD WALKER June 19, 1921 – November 4, 2013 June Arnold Walker, at the age of 92, died peacefully in her home on November 4th. She was born June 19, 1921 in Honolulu and worked at AMFAC and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. June was always there for her family. She never missed Kaily and Lucas’s soccer games and many Sunday evenings were spent enjoying her yummy home cooking. You could often find her in Kailua visiting her sister and cousins and she was always up for a martini or game of gin rummy with friends. For thirty years she hosted Christmas dinner, bringing together the family she cared for so deeply. June is survived by her daughter Lani (Leighton), granddaughter Kaily (Robert) and grandson Lucas. Sisters Yvonne and Alice, brother Tom (Peep) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. June was preceded in death by her husband David Walker. June is dearly loved by her family and friends. She will be remembered for her strength, witty sense of humor and devotion to her family. We will cherish her memory. A celebration of her life will be held on November 14th at Oahu Cemetery. Visitation at 2pm, services at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, charitable memorials can be made to the Leighton and Lani Lam Endowed Fund at Punahou School, the Lam Family Endowed Fund at Hanahau’oli School or Hospice Hawaii.

William N. “Big Boy” Enos & Esther K. “Momi” Enos

Posted On November 10th, 2013 -

11-10 WILLIAM N.  BIG BOY  ESTHER K. MOMI ENOSWILLIAM N. BIG BOY ESTHER K. MOMI ENOS Memorial services for William N. “Big Boy” Enos and predeceased wife, Esther K. “Momi” Enos will be held at the Church of Latter Day Saints Laie 1st Ward Chapel (55-110 Lanihuli St., Laie). Visitation and service from 9 am- 1 pm on Friday, November 15, 2013. Burial to follow at Hauula Cemetry at 2pm. More information can be found at www.leewardfuneralhome.com

ANNIE “AUNTY ANNIE” SIARIS GOMEZ GOROZA

Posted On November 9th, 2013 -

ANNIE AUNTY ANNIE SIARIS GOMEZ GOROZA Age 65, of Pearl City, HI, passed away October 18, 2013 in Honolulu. Born January 25, 1948 in Honolulu. Was employed at Kaneohe Marine Base Commissary. She is survived by husband, Alejandro “Alex” L. Goroza; daughters, Christine “Tina” Goroza, Jasmine “Jazz” Rice, Alejandria “Xan” Goroza; son, Matthew “Makaio” Goroza; 3 grandchildren; mother, Evelyn Gomez; brother, John Gomez; sisters, Frances Sapla, Carolyn Goroza, Tarrah Rodriguez. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (November 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MILTON GERALD GALASE

Posted On November 9th, 2013 -

MILTON G. GALASE October 26, 2013 Milton Galase, 66, of Kailua, passed away October 26, 2013. A ’65 Grad of Campbell, Military Veteran, and Retired HPD Officer, he enjoyed model airplanes & cars, fishing & diving, collecting sports memorabilia, and volunteering with police sports leagues. Survived by wife Fay, siblings; Stephanie Rather, Frank, Roberta Lastimado, James, Gloria Calimpong, Kimido, and Greg, children; Heather Liilii, Milton “Keoni”, Roxanne, and ‘Alohilani, Step- son Mark Chang, and 20 grandchildren. Celebration of life on 11/17 at Kualoa Beach Park at 12p- signs will be posted. Casual attire. In lieu of monetary gifts, please make a donation in Milton’s name to the Honolulu Police Relief Association.

Loretta “Lorry” Jean Hung Moi Kaonaona Mah

Posted On November 8th, 2013 -

11-8 LORETTA JEAN HUNG MOI KAONAONA MAHLORETTA “LORRY” JEAN HUNG MOI KAONAONA MAH Age 78 of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 11, 2013 in Honolulu. Born November 1, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. A retired Owner/ Florist of Lorry’s Flower Shop. She is survived by sons, Joseph, Jonathan and James Mah; daughters, Joycelyn Harris and Jennifer Augustine; sister, Priscillla Chan and 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 15) at Honolulu Central SDA Church; Services at 10:30a.m.; inurnment 2:30p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

KRUSE, (TOOHEY) MARY

Posted On November 8th, 2013 -

KRUSE, (TOOHEY) MARY Of Peabody, MA, formerly of Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 8, 2013, age 93 Mary is survived by her family Frederick Healey of West Newbury, Shauna Connor of Beverly, Jack Healey of Rutland, Vermont, John Toohey of Detroit, MI, Eve Toohey of Michigan, Emily Toohey of Greenwich, Ct., Charles Toohey of San Francisco, CA, Philip Toohey of San Francisco, CA, Anne Burr Toohey of Boulder, CO, Lousia Metiever of Kansas, Mariya Fogarasi of Berlin, Germany, Anne Toohey of Orlando, Fl, Tina Toohey of Somers, CT, Garrett Toohey of Rye Beach, NH & Derek Toohey of Orlando, FL A memorial service in celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com

ROBERT V. JOAQUIN

Posted On November 8th, 2013 -

ROBERT V. JOAQUIN Age 74, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 30, 2013 in Waianae. Born May 19, 1939 in Honolulu, HI. Robert was retired from Wayne’s Dairy. He was a member of Aiea Bowl. He is survived by fiance, Gwen Akau; son, Robert V. Joaquin, Jr. of S. Dakota; daughters, Debra (Ken) Drury of S. Dakota, Kathleen Bernal of S. Dakota, Connie Flagg of S. Dakota; brothers, Jerry (Judy) Joaquin of WA, George Joaquin of TN; sisters, Barbara Henley of TN, Betty Gibson of TX; 9 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (Nov 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

MARIETTA BARBARA MARR

Posted On November 8th, 2013 -

MARIETTA BARBARA MARR Age 83, of Mililani Town, passed away October 18, 2013 in Mililani with loving family around her. Born April 10, 1930 to the late Harry D. and Barbara Blake Sr. in Roswell, New Mexico. Marietta graduated from Roswell High and attended the University of New Mexico before marrying William “Bill” Marr in 1950. She was an exemplary military wife and participated in organizations as the Women’s Assistance League of Hawaii. Marietta held her family together with determination and love wherever the Army took them. She was a giving friend to many. She and her family made Hawaii home in 1967. Thank you to all the staff at the Plaza @ Mililani and the St. Francis Hospice care. Her last years and hours were made comfortable because of you. Marietta is survived by 3 children: Blake K. Marr (Pam), Grace Lynn Coombes (Jerry), and James K. Marr (June). Grandmother to 6: Kristopher (Kim) & Timothy (Mariane) Marr, Michael (Yvonne) & Robert Coombes, and Brianna (Sam Kahoopii and Melissa Marr. Great-grandmother to Parker (2yr 6mo) & Kaitlyn (5mo) Marr, Jakob (16) & Jackson (8) Coombes, and Elijah (7) & Marley Rose (2yr 10mo) Kahoopii. Beloved aunt to her nephews and nieces and other family. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (November 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (November 13) at National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual Attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 2610, Honolulu, HI 96814.

Kimie Haranaka Ishihara

Posted On November 7th, 2013 -

KIMIE HARANAKA ISHIHARA Mrs. Kimie Haranaka Ishihara, 93, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress of Carol & Mary, passed away October 12, 2013 at home. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Susan Metivier (Nicholas); three grandchildren, Lee Ann Metivier, Mindy Metivier (Brent Ushijima), Kristie Metivier; sister, Tomoe Takemoto. Private service held.

JOHN MOSES PUHA, III

Posted On November 7th, 2013 -

JOHN MOSES PUHA, III He is survived by Sons: John Moses (Coral) Puha, IV, Warren Claude (LaVonne) Puha; Daughters: Ellen (Kuulei) (Nishi) Nishiyama, Lillian “Keks” (Mervin) Montez, Shayne “Wehi” (Dennis) Naauao.

ALAN MASAO MCKILLOP

Posted On November 6th, 2013 -

11-6 ALAN MASAO MCKILLOP B&WALAN MASAO MCKILLOP 82, of Honolulu, a retired Bishop Estate Kamehameha Schools, Documentary Dept. Manager died on October 7, at home. He was born in Honolulu, Student Body President, class of ’49, Iolani School, attended U of H where he was Track Captain, Chairman of the BOG of Hemingway Hall, and a member of the Phi Delta Sigma Frat. He was listed in the Men and Women of Hawaii, published in 1972, a biographical Directory Book about our island people. He is survived by his wife, Ethel, son William (Kim), daughter Jody (Scott), sister, Jean S. King and four grandchildren, Daniel, Sheila, Kai and Kellen. Private services to be held at a later date. Please no monetary donations.

Theodore “Ted” Tsugio Imai

Posted On November 6th, 2013 -

THEODORE TED TSUGIO IMAI Age 80, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on October 3, 2013, at the Queen’s Medical Center. He was the owner of Bakery Kapiolani and a Coast Guard veteran. He is survived by wife, Amy; sons, Kyle (Jodie) and Stan (Carol); daughter, Lorna (Roy) Chikamoto; grandchildren, Dayna, Karla, and Austin Chikamoto, and Alyssa, Michael, and Lauren Imai; and sister, Emiko Imai. Visitation: 2 p.m., Sunday (November 10), at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

HERBERT MORIO YAGI

Posted On November 6th, 2013 -

HERBERT MORIO YAGI July 14, 1931- October 12, 2013 Age 82, of Aiea, HI, passed away at his home. He was born in Honolulu. Herbert was a retired Fed Gov auditor at Fort Shafter and an Air Force veteran. He was also the Head Sensei at the Pearl City Hongwanji Judo Club for many years where the club holds a record of being Grand Champion of the Honpa Hongwanji Judo tournaments for 10 consecutive years under his leadership. He is survived by his wife, Toshiko; daughters Jennifer (Reid) Yamauchi and Dr. Celeste Yagi (Dr. Sean Holliday); 6 grandchildren; brothers Stanley (Jane) and Richard (Takako) Yagi; sister Jean (Charles) Tamashiro; and In-laws Richard Asato and Mickie Yagi. Services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Sat. Nov. 9, 2013 with Visitation at 3:00 pm and Services at 4:00 pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

JAMES GROVER EASLEY

Posted On November 6th, 2013 -

JAMES GROVER EASLEY SR. 65 formally of Honolulu passed away. A Memorial Service and scattering of ashes will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Easley’s Beach Cottage R1 at 53-567 Kamehameha Hwy Punaluu, HI. Survived by 6 children, Jill Easley and James (JB) Easley Of Honolulu, and Joshua, Justin, Jonathan and Jeremy, Sisters Anita and Sharron (Texas), 11 grand- children and former wife & friend Terrie Carvalho Easley.

BARBARA JEAN AYAKO KIRKER

Posted On November 6th, 2013 -

11-6 BARARA KIRKERBARBARA JEAN AYAKO KIRKER COLUMBIA, SC Barbara Jean Ayako Kirker, nee Nelson, was born on May 7, 1939 in the then Territory of Hawaii. Her parents were Loren Milton Nelson and Nancy Shizuko Nelson, nee Matsumoto. Barbara grew up in Honolulu and was graduated from the Roosevelt High School there. Immediately thereafter she was tapped by an Hawaiian Dance troupe to go with them to New York City to dance there in the popular Hawaiian Room of the Lexington Hotel. Barbara was a Hula Dancer beginning at age 4 and danced in various semi-professional groups while growing up in Honolulu. This was her first professional contract and she became a lead dancer for her troupe at the Hawaiian Room. She became very popular with all who saw her with her charm, beauty and wonderful dancing skill. For complete obituary information, please go to www.dunbarfuneral.com. To learn more about Barbara and her husband Bill and their life’s work, go to www.kirkerfoundation.org.

GIFFEN, GRACE CLEGHORN

Posted On November 5th, 2013 -

GIFFEN, GRACE CLEGHORN Giffen, Grace Cleghorn, 98, of Wahiawa, HI and Annapolis, MD, died October 22 of old age. Born on Kahuku Sugar Plantation, Kahuku, Januray 4, 1915 to the late Grace Olsen Cleghorn and William Arthur Cleghorn, Grace grew up in a world full of animals, agriculture and bare feet. Peacocks were watchdogs and a wild piglet that she raised would follow her to school. Grace boarded at Punahou School where she took swimming lessons from Duke Kahanamoku and became a strict grammarian. Despite her fluency in pidgin English, Grace never mistook the proper use of the personal pronouns I and me. She remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor only too well – a bomb, a dud, landed in their front yard. During the War that Grace met her husband of 59 years, Capt. Robert (Skip)C. Giffen, Jr., USN, of Annapolis, MD. Skip was a submariner, in and out of Pearl Harbor on patrol when introduced to Grace. They married six weeks later at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and what followed was a typical military life: lots of moves and frequent separations. Still, Grace returned to the Islands regularly and, when asked where she was from, always said Hawaii. Following Skip’s retirement, the couple settled in Annapolis in 1967. At the time of her death, Grace had outlived most of her contemporaries but she will continue to be loved by her family and friends for her strong sense of propriety, perfect grammar and encyclopedic knowledge of Emily Post. Grace was preceded in death by her mother in 1934, father in 1959, husband in 2003, brother C.T. Cleghorn in 1972 and sister Dagmar C. Baldwin in 1973. She is survived by her daughter Dagmar G. Cosby, her son Robert C. Giffen III (and wife Ann Lallande); her four grandchildren: Erin C. Plumb (and husband Marion), Carrington G. Cosby, Robert C. Giffen IV (and wife Katelyn), Nicole L. Giffen and her two great grandchildren: Grace and Emma Plumb. Memorial donations in her name may be made to: Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St, Honolulu, HI 96822. Online condolences may be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com

Eleanor Takeya Ing

Posted On November 5th, 2013 -

11-5 573252  Eleanor Takeya IngCelebrating the life of Eleanor Takeya Ing, born in Honolulu on September 22, 1930 to Takao and Masako Ozawa. Mrs. Ing passed away on October 2, 2013 at the home she shared with her beloved husband of 60 years, Melvin Ing. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, she flew for Hawaiian Air as a stewardess, and later moved with her husband to Moanalua Gardens where they raised their family of six children. Vivacious, stylish, beautiful, and compassionate, she was a devoted wife, beloved sister, loving mother, and proud grandmother of twelve. She left a lasting impression with people she met, and will forever live in the hearts and memories of those who have known and loved her. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ing is survived by her sons Steven (Lani) Ing and Arnold (Joanne) Ing, and daughters Carol (Bruce) Leonard, Joy Lorick, Lianne (Lee) Reich, and Lisa (David) Woolsey. Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren Michael, Rachael, Carli, Terrance, Nicole, Kim, Alexa, Allison, Eason, Ethan, Ian, and Kiyomi; as well as her nieces and nephew, lifelong friends, and devoted caregivers. The family will receive guests at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church during visitation on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., with the memorial service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. Online condolences may be shared at www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.


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