Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

SEIKO HIGA

Posted On April 21st, 2011 -

SEIKO HIGA

Age 92, of Honolulu, retired driver salesman for Pepsi Cola Co. and co-worker at B&S Store, passed away on April 3, 2011. He was born in Kukuihaile, Big Island.

Member of Liliha Shingonji Mission, he is survived by his wife, Betsy C.; sons, Rev. Clarence (Corinne), and Randy (Alison); daughter, Carol (Wilfred) Toyama; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service to follow at 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ermine “Momi” Norton

Posted On April 20th, 2011 -

ERMINE “MOMI’ NORTON
1918-2011

Momi passed away on March 21, 2011, the first day of spring, at her home in Rancho Bernardo. She was 92 years young. A “Child of Hawaii”, Momi was born September 9, 1918, and raised on the island of Oahu. She was the only issue of Henry and Emma Hausten. Together with her seven half-brothers and sisters, the family founded ” The Willows” restaurant, made famous by Arthur Godfrey, the radio host, and other celebrities. Her mother, Emma Hausten, was named “Mother of the Year” by the State of Hawaii in 1959.

She met and married Douglas Norton after attending Armstrong College.

Momi is survived by four sons, Stan Norton of Concord, CA, Craig Norton of Oakland, CA, Keith Norton of Novato, CA and Leighton Norton of Seattle, WA; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

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MICHAEL TOSHI MORITA

Posted On April 20th, 2011 -

MICHAEL TOSHI MORITA

Mike Morita’s life was music. Born the second child of Toshiaki and Harriet Morita on December 18, 1950, he spent red-dirt-covered childhood days in Kaimuki and picked up his first trumpet in intermediate school. Thereafter, his love affair with music never ended. He played with the Royal Hawaiian Band for almost thirty years, becoming Brass/Percussion Supervisor in 1986 and toured extensively throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan.
Mike played for many big bands and luminaries such as Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., orchestras of Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini, Tony Bennett and for community musicals as well as national touring companies such as “A Chorus Line,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” and “Chicago”. He also enjoyed many musical and personal relationships with Hawaii’s local artists. In later years, his passion turned to the Hawaiian culture where he helped the Royal Hawaiian Band nurture community connections through music.
According to Mike’s wishes, his last days were spent at home in Hawaii Kai and he passed peacefully in his sleep on April 8, 2011. Besides wife and son, Teresa and Jason (and cat Blackie), Mike leaves his sister, Jan Morita Beaulieu (husband Bill), Aunt Elaine Hirosumi, nieces, cousins, in-laws, and countless friends.
Celebration of Mike’s life: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Saturday, April 23, 2011. Visitation 1:00 p.m.; services at 2:00 p.m. Attire: Aloha Wear.

THAI VAN TRAN

Posted On April 20th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

THAI VAN TRAN

Age 92, of Honolulu, passed away April 1, 2011 at Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. Born October 10, 1918 in Vietnam.

He is survived by wife, Hang Thi Vo; sons, Thai Hung (Mai Loan) Tran, Thai Long Tran; daughter, Thien Nga (Tai Nguyen) Tran.

Visitation 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday April 27 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Mass 4:30 p.m. at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Cremation to follow.

WINONA LAUA’E DUVAUCHELLE BARRINGER

Posted On April 19th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

WINONA LAUA’E DUVAUCHELLE BARRINGER

Age 76, of Kaneohe, passed away April 6, 2011 at her residence. Born July 16, 1934 in Eleele, Kauai.

She is survived by husband, Ronald W. Barringer; sons, George “Stanley” Jenkins III of Hawaii, Quintin Duvauche’ Jenkins of Virginia, Whitney Duvauchelle Jenkins of Washington; daughters, Gloria Alohiwailani (Herbert) Ishibashi of Hilo, Ivy Kealaula Jenkins Torres, Viki “Ola” Jenkins of Hilo, Tiare Naleimaile (Ryan) Fujitani; stepdaughter, Debra (Clifford) Barringer Zintgraff; brother, Raymond P. (Josephine) Duvauchelle of Kauai; 29 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday April 23 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6 p.m. Committal service 10 a.m. Monday April 25 2011 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DOROTHY MILDRED LETRETA KALANI

Posted On April 19th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

DOROTHY MILDRED LETRETA KALANI AKA: DOROTHY VIERRA

Age 79, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away March 28, 2011 in Honolulu. Born December 15, 1931 in Wailuku, Maui. She was a dedicated member of Palisades Community Chapel Assembly of God.

She is survived by daughters, Roberta “Bobbi” Baclaan, Ana Peterson; sons, Richard “Kalani” Vierra, William “Maka” Vierra; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CAROL FUMIE HU

Posted On April 19th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

CAROL FUMIE HU

Age 56, Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away March 27, 2011 in Honolulu. Born December 10, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was employed by AT&T Wireless. Carol was a 1972 graduate of Kaimuki High School.

She is survived by husband, Alan Hu; daughter, Liane Hu; brother, Alan Kawamoto; sisters, Nancy Kawamoto, Janet; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (April 23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

CHON SUN NIHISER

Posted On April 19th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

CHON SUN NIHISER

Age 56, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away March 30, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born December 22, 1954 in Busan, Korea. A longtime Civil Servant most recently with the 25th Infantry Division, G8 as a budget analyst. She not only loved her work but loved her life and family. She was an active member of New Hope Central Oahu and of endearing faith in the Lord.

She is survived by husband, Ward Steven Nihiser; son, Ward Steven Nihiser, Jr of AZ; daughter, Michele Leisun Nihiser of FL; sisters, Chong Sun Diebold of KY, Duk Sun So of Busan, So Korea; parents-in-law, Edith & Ward Nihiser of FL; brother & sister-in-law, Jeff & Sandra Nihiser of GA.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire. Donations can be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America or Mayo Clinic of Arizona, Dept. of Development.

EDWARD I. TENGAN

Posted On April 19th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

EDWARD I. TENGAN

Age 75, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 4, 2011 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Born January 6, 1936 in Wahiawa.

He is survived by wife, Betty Tengan; sons, Lance Tengan, Kirk Tengan; daughter, Joylynn Fujikawa; brother, Toshio Tengan; sister, Alice Muramoto; 4 grandchildren.

Private Services were held. No monetary or floral gifts.

REV. MARIANO CABICO CANESO

Posted On April 19th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

REV. MARIANO CABICO CANESO

Age 100, Honolulu, passed away March 19, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center East. Born April 6, 1910 in Sucoc, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Rev. Mariano was the founder and President of The Way of Salvation Church, worldwide for over 60 years.

He is survived by wife, Maria Vinoya-Caneso; sons, Philip (Karen) Caneso, Clem (Lisa) Caneso; daughters, Jewel (Keith) Samante, Mello (Craig) Caneso – Dela Cruz, Esther (Sergio) Caneso – Cabasan, Hazel (Edwin) Caneso – Bonilla; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 1:45 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Mortuary, Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

NATSUKO YASUDA

Posted On April 19th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

NATSUKO YASUDA

Age 92, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away March 11, 2011. Born June 15, 1918 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired self employed barber. Member of the Waipahu Hongwanji.

She is survived by sister, Carole Inouye; nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

EDITH LIN CHOY LEE LAU

Posted On April 19th, 2011 -

EDITH LIN CHOY LEE LAU

The long and wonderful life of Edith Lin Choy Lee Lau of Nuuanu came to a peaceful rest April 5, at the age of 92. Born Edith Lin Choy Lee on December 3, 1918, in Honolulu, Edith married John Lau in 1939.

Together with her loving husband John, Edith was a retired proprietor of the photographic studio and supply store, City Art Works in Honolulu from 1940 to 2002. In her free time, Edith enjoyed traveling to Vegas and playing mah jong.

Edith is survived by her daughter Evelyn Bell; sons, David (Janice) and Joseph (JoAnn) Lau; son-in-law Jeffrey Lee; daughter-in-law Charlene Lau; sister Margaret (Kam Kee) Hee; brothers Alfred (Lorraine), Richard (Karen), and James (Sandra) Lee; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; nieces, and nephews. Her husband John Lau and daughter Lily Lee preceded her in death.

A celebration of her wonderful life will be held Saturday, April 23, at 11:30 am at the United Church of Christ on 467 N. Judd Street in Liliha. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park at 2:15 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers please.

REYNALDO “REY” FARAZ JANTOC II

Posted On April 18th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

REYNALDO “REY” FARAZ JANTOC II

Age 46, passed away February 26, 2011. Born August 18, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employed at Honolulu Police Department as a Radio Mechanic. Member of Town and Country Mix Handicap League, Pacaf League and Advance Bowling Invitational in Las Vegas.

He is survived by wife, Sharon J. Jantoc; sons, Keith Jantoc, Kyle Jantoc; parents, Reynaldo F. and Dolores Jantoc of Greenvalley, Las Vegas; sisters, Terryleen L. Jantoc of Greenvalley, Las Vegas, Tammy P. (Hal) Edwards of Leadville, Colorado, Tessie N. Jantoc of Greenvalley, Las Vegas; 4 nephews, grandnephew & grandnieces, aunts and uncles.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (April 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Celebration of Life at 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JAMES SADAO NAGAMINE

Posted On April 18th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

JAMES SADAO NAGAMINE

Age 71, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 29, 2011 in Pearl City, HI. Born October 10, 1939 in Ewa, HI. He retired as a letter carrier from the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by wife, Betty Ann Nagamine; sons, Brent Nagamine, Neal Nagamine, Brian Nagamine; brothers, Richard (Florence) Nagamine, Stanley (Linda) Nagamine; sisters, Ethel Oshiro, Joyce (Toshi) Shimabukuro; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MATEO CATAO

Posted On April 18th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

MATEO CATAO

Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 31, 2011 in Waipahu. Born September 21, 1926 in Cebu City, Philippines. He retired as a welder from Pearl Harbor Shipyard and veteran for U.S. Army.

He is survived by sons, Derek (Christine) Catao, Anthony Catao; daughters, Yvonne (John) Schilling of Las Vegas, Elizabeth Mila Toki, Deborah (David) Komuro, Vivian Catao of Las Vegas, Marilynn (Efrain) Gonzalez of Las Vegas, Juli Catao (Ed) Brandwein of Colorado, Nora (Richard) Posta of Las Vegas; sisters, Bessie V. Catao (Doug) Kawakami, Rufina Catao Hancock of P.A.; 30 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (April 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (April 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LEONOR SAMBRANO TAMAYO

Posted On April 18th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

LEONOR SAMBRANO TAMAYO

Age 91, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away April 9, 2011 in Honolulu. Born April 11, 1919 in Laoag City, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, William (Judith) Tamayo, Romulo Tamayo, Alexander (Angeles) Tamayo; daughters, Leticia Tamayo, Milagros (Manuel) Lumiton, Rhoda (Mario) Albano; brothers, Joven (Josie) Sambrano, Adolfo Sambrano, Paquito (Natividad) Sambrano; sisters, Corazon (Romy) Topacio, Petra Gomez, Salvacion Duyao; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (April 21) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary;
Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

William E. Antone

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

WILLIAM E. ANTONE

Formerly of Hawaii, passed away March 31 2011 in San Leandro California. Born on November 2, 1928 Bill was raised by parents Emelia and Manuel in Honolulu along with brothers Able and Clifford and sisters Helen, Hazel, Bernice and Delores. He served his country in the US Air Force, was a terrific musician, an accomplished artist and horse racing aficionado.

Services were held April 8th in California, but it was Bill’s wish that he come home to the place he loved best, Hawaii. On April 19th at 11 am, Bill will be laid to rest at the Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Bill is predeceased by brother Able Antone and sister Bernice Day; he is survived by his brother, Clifford Antone, sisters Helen Whitworth, Hazel Gonsalves and Delores Santoki, longtime companion June Stephens and many nieces and nephews. Aloha ‘Oe Ukulele Willy.

EVELYN “AVA” OGATA-ROSE

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

EVELYN “AVA” OGATA-ROSE

Age 53, of Wahiawa, passed away suddenly on April 12, 2011.

She is preceded in death by her father, Keith Ogata; grandma, Taka; grandpa, Makoto; loving dogs, Tanya, Nipper and Buster. Survived by her husband of 29 years, John Rose; mother, Tokuko; sister, Florie (Steve) Barry; brother, Albert; nephews, Joe & Josh (Sarah) Oxendale; and other relatives & many friends.

Ava was always full of life and enjoyed being around her family, friends and coworkers. It was a privilege to have her in our lives. She will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Ava’s life will be held from 4-8 PM., Monday, April 18, 2011 in her loving home of Whitmore Village, 1023 Hoihoi Ave., in Wahiawa. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

LORNA LOUISE PERALTA “LONI” XIXIS

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

LORNA LOUISE “LONI” XIXIS

Lorna Louise “Loni” Xixis, 67, of Waipahu, passed away on January 14, 2011. The loving daughter of Mary Lou and Hugh Douglas McKenzie. Loni was a long time employee of Royal Cruise Line and served as their territory sales manager for 10 years. Prior to that, she worked in Advertising Sales and as a Travel Agent. Loni was born in Oakland, California and moved to Hawaii in 1964. Loni was an avid traveler and enjoyed researching her family’s genealogy. She is survived by her husband Dimitri, son Kip Murchison, daughter Kari Nettel, and grandchildren Kyle Murchison, Daniel Murchison, Douglas Nettel and Marlo Nettel. Loni’s ashes will be scattered off shore of Diamond Head during a private ceremony on April 30th. A luncheon to celebrate her life will be held at the St. Constantine & Helen Church of Hawaii on May 1 at 11am. Call (808) 384-8282 for info.

JAMES LEE SWEDBERG

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

JAMES LEE SWEDBERG

James Lee Swedberg died of a massive heart attack on Friday, April 8, 2011, two days before his seventy-fifth birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Florence Swedberg, his brothers John Gray and Gerald Swedberg, and his sister Virginia Zwicke. His sister Genevieve Cavanaugh survives. Jim was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 10, 1936. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, Oahu, in 1956, got his BS from New Mexico State in 1959, and an MS from the University of Arizona in 1979. A lifelong Missouri Synod Lutheran. Jim gave selflessly to his church, his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He is survived by Kay, his wife of 54 years, his daughters Jennifer Bohnhoff and husband Henry of Albuquerque, NM, Wendy Macdonald and husband Robert of Duxbury, MA, Heather Patrick and husband Robert of Alamogordo, NM, and Heidi Swedberg and husband Philip Holahan of Los Angeles, CA. His grandchildren are Matt, James and John Bohnhoff, Sarah Macdonald, and Oona and Lyra Holahan. In lieu of flowers, please give generously of your time and talents to your house of worship.

REV. MARIANO CABICO CANESO

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

REV. MARIANO CABICO CANESO

Age 100, Honolulu, passed away March 19, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center East. Born April 6, 1910 in Sucoc, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Rev. Mariano was the founder and President of The Way of Salvation Church, worldwide for over 60 years.

He is survived by wife, Maria Vinoya-Caneso; sons, Philip (Karen) Caneso, Clem (Lisa) Caneso; daughters, Jewel (Keith) Samante, Mello (Craig) Caneso – Dela Cruz, Esther (Sergio) Caneso – Cabasan, Hazel (Edwin) Caneso – Bonilla; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 1:45 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Mortuary, Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

HENRY H.C. “HERKY” LAU

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

Henry H.C. “Herky” Lau

April 3, 1928 – March 30, 2011

Henry Lau was the youngest of 13 children born to Joe Kang Lau and Auyoung Shee Lau of Honolulu. He died on March 30, 2011.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Priscilla Leong; sons Chris (Phyllis) and Colin (Akiko) Lau; daughters Corianne Lau (Ried Fisher) and Caryn Lau; brother Hing Chock (Beatrice) Lau; sister Thelma (Mrs. Richard Chun) of Lihue; six grandchildren: Christina and Camilla Lau, Jasmine and Callie Fisher, Caitlin and Carter Cameron; and many nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

Henry was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Hawaii. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the Air Transport Command of the Army Air Corps in Shanghai and Tokyo. After his enlistment he enrolled at UH. He was a member of the Hawaii Air National Guard and was honorably discharged as a major in the Air Force Reserve.

Henry was a career civil service member of the Territory of Hawaii, the Federal government, the City and County of Honolulu, and the State of Hawaii. He retired from the State Department of Planning and Economic Development where he was the Administrative Services Officer in charge of personnel, budgeting, and other services, including drafting of legislation and legislative testimony. After his retirement in 1983 he served as a researcher and management consultant to the City, State, and non-profit organizations.

During his government service he held various assignments: personnel specialist with City and Federal agencies; Personnel Officer, Department of Land and Natural Resources; Executive Assistant to the City Director of Finance; and Senior Budget Analyst with the Department of Budget and Finance.

Although he was in the career civil service, Henry also served briefly in the appointive positions of State Deputy Director of Personnel Services and as the Deputy to the Chairman, Hawaiian Homes Commission.

A memorial service will be held at the First Chinese Church of Christ, 1054 S. King St., Honolulu on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services at 11:00 a.m.. Aloha attire; no flowers please.

ALEXANDER LAUKAKILA MCKEAGUE

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

ALEXANDER LAUKAKILA MCKEAGUE

Age 86, family patriarch Alexander Laukakila McKeague passed away March 12 following surgery at Tripler. Born in Kealakekua on August 28, 1924 to parents Marian Kelley and Jack “Kila” Laukakila McKeague. Raised in Kealia, Kauai . Age16, worked on a tugboat for Hawaiian Dredging. Age 17 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, spending that day shuttling sailors from Ford Island, clearing debris and bodies from the harbor while dodging strafing bullets.

Age 21 enlisted in the U.S. Army and served primarily in the European sector where he would meet his wife, Hildegard Woelky of Germany. Briefly deployed to Japan to serve in support of the Korean War and also served in the Vietnam War, retiring from the military in 1967.

He worked a decade as a Car Salesman in Waihawa, then worked for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard until retirement. A devout 7th Day Adventist, he would spend the rest of his life dedicated to the Lord and his family, specifically his wife, being her primary caregiver until her death in June of 2006.

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle, he is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Hildegard, his son, Roland and daughter-in-law, Ulrike, brothers Jared, Gregory, Joseph, Albert, and John McKeague, and sister Marian Ishikawa. He is survived by sons, Melvin and Mark Kawika McKeague, daughter-in-law, Dorin McKeague, grandchildren Kelvin and Nicole, great grandchildren Kaden McKeague and Pepper Nascimento, brothers Stanley McKeague and Kelmar Weeks, sisters Millie Kahalekai, Evelyn Souza, and Puanani Uso.

Celebration of Life to be held at Hosoi Mortuary on April 23, visitation at 1000, service at 1100. Internment at Punchbowl on April 26 at 1030, public welcomed.

RACHEL FUMIKO NISHIMURA

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

RACHEL FUMIKO NISHIMURA

Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away on April 3, 2011. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired loan servicing assistant for the U.S. Government, Small Business Administration. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur and son, Craig, she is survived by her daughters, Rhonda (Thomas Tsuchiyama) Nishimura and Jan Nishimura; grandson, Jake Tsuchiyama; sisters, Laura (Howard) Nishimura and Grace (Robert) Isobe. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 12:00 Noon. No flowers. Casual attire.

HERBERT TAKANORI AKASE

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

HERBERT TAKANORI AKASE
March 28, 2011

Herbert Takanori Akase, 73, of Waianae, Vice President of Leeward Nursing Home, Inc., died at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by his mother Gloria, his brother Clifford H., his sister-in-law In Ja, a nephew and two nieces. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service to follow at 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

JOHANNA JIM PANG

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

JOHANNA JIM PANG
“JoJo”

Johanna Yar Kin Chang Jim Pang (89) of Honolulu, and Sweden died on April 6, 2011. Born and raised in Honolulu, she graduated from McKinley High School class of 1940. Worked at C. Q. Yee Hop Limited for 38 years. Retired in 1992 and moved to Malmo, Sweden where she married James Wai Hoon Pang of Honolulu and Malmo, Sweden.

Past President of Oo Syak Gee Lu Society. Also remembered by many as “Queen of Chinatown” in her role as Sales Manager for C.Q.Yee Hop where she visited the restaurants and worked with the kitchen chefs and cooks. Was an active member of Chef’s de Cuisine Honolulu, part time outside sales representative and tour guide for Panda Travel. In 1992 she moved to Malmo, Sweden where with her husband James Pang, she worked at “Mike’s Corner” in Malmo and greeted everyone with a smile.

A wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie and friend, JoJo was married to Michael (Mickey) S. G. Jim (deceased), for over 40 years, and was married to James W.H. Pang for over 18 years Survived by daughter Michele Jim, hanai daughters Anna Doell and Lori Kekaula, sons, Mitchell Jim (Starlina), Myron Jim (Merna), stepson Michael Pang Gyllander (Yvla). Grand children – Andrew Chun (Kelley Ann), Gerard Chun, Jason Chun (Vicky), Edmund Chun, Daniel Bradbury (Johanna) Alison Jim, John Bradbury, Karen Kam-Jim Kama (Jason), Kristin Jim, Kelli Ann Jim, Natalie Pang Gyllander, Michelle Pang Gyllander, and hanai grand daughter Rhiannon Chandler. Great Grand children, Lucas, Gabrielle, Carly, Caleb, Ezra, Noah, Celia, Carolyn and Madelyn. Surviving siblings: sisters: Gertrude Yee and Mary Agnes Soong, brother: Dominic Chang. “JoJo” will always be remembered for her smile and love of family, friends and travel.

Visitation: Saturday, April 23, 2011 9a-11a at Borthwick Mortuary – Makai Chapel, followed by Celebration of Life: 11a-1230pm.
Private Burial. Casual Attire – Leis Welcome.

WALTER SON LOY YOUNG

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

WALTER SON LOY YOUNG

Age 88, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away March 20, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born October 4, 1922 in Waialua, Hawaii. Retired head custodian for Waialua High School.

He is survived by daughters, Ipolani Kaio, Kammy (Milton) Leathers; sons, Walter S.L. “Loho” Young Jr., Timothy (Reiko) Young, David Young; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carnation Harvest, Lily Takamori, Molly Young, Charlotte Robertson, Hisako Young; brothers, George Fong, George Young, Franklin Young, Chester Young, Douglas Young, Michael Young, Matthew (Laura) Young, Melvin (Elizabeth) Young.

Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday (April 22) at United Gospel Fellowship Church; (95-061 Waimakua Dr., Mililani) Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (April 23) at United Gospel Fellowship Church; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Lillian ” Sunshine” Yuriko Sakamoto

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

LILLIAN “SUNSHINE” YURIKO SAKAMOTO

88, passed away on March 29, 2011. She was born to Sakazo and Hisako Fujika in Honolulu.

She is survived by husband Masaru; son Russell (Linda); grandaughters Jennifer (Aaron Anderson PhD) of Richmond, VA and Dr. Sara Sakamoto (Jeremy Floberg) of Pittsburgh, PA; great-grandsons Ryan Kamakakoa and Dylan Kamanakai Anderson; sister Florence Amaki and nephews and nieces.

Private services held.

JOHANNA JIM PANG

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

JOHANNA JIM PANG
“JoJo”

Johanna Yar Kin Chang Jim Pang (89) of Honolulu, and Sweden died on April 6, 2011. Born and raised in Honolulu, she graduated from McKinley High School class of 1940. Worked at C. Q. Yee Hop Limited for 38 years. Retired in 1992 and moved to Malmo, Sweden where she married James Wai Hoon Pang of Honolulu and Malmo, Sweden.

Past President of Oo Syak Gee Lu Society. Also remembered by many as “Queen of Chinatown” in her role as Sales Manager for C.Q.Yee Hop where she visited the restaurants and worked with the kitchen chefs and cooks. Was an active member of Chef’s de Cuisine Honolulu, part time outside sales representative and tour guide for Panda Travel. In 1992 she moved to Malmo, Sweden where with her husband James Pang, she worked at “Mike’s Corner” in Malmo and greeted everyone with a smile.

A wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie and friend, JoJo was married to Michael (Mickey) S. G. Jim (deceased), for over 40 years, and was married to James W.H. Pang for over 18 years Survived by daughter Michele Jim, hanai daughters Anna Doell and Lori Kekaula, sons, Mitchell Jim (Starlina), Myron Jim (Merna), stepson Michael Pang Gyllander (Yvla). Grand children – Andrew Chun (Kelley Ann), Gerard Chun, Jason Chun (Vicky), Edmund Chun, Daniel Bradbury (Johanna) Alison Jim, John Bradbury, Karen Kam-Jim Kama (Jason), Kristin Jim, Kelli Ann Jim, Natalie Pang Gyllander, Michelle Pang Gyllander, and hanai grand daughter Rhiannon Chandler. Great Grand children, Lucas, Gabrielle, Carly, Caleb, Ezra, Noah, Celia, Carolyn and Madelyn. Surviving siblings: sisters: Gertrude Yee and Mary Agnes Soong, brother: Dominic Chang. “JoJo” will always be remembered for her smile and love of family, friends and travel.

Visitation: Saturday, April 23, 2011 9a-11a at Borthwick Mortuary – Makai Chapel, followed by Celebration of Life: 11a-1230pm.
Private Burial. Casual Attire – Leis Welcome.

VALENTINE ON WONG SR.

Posted On April 17th, 2011 -

VALENTINE ON WONG SR.

Also known as Val Wong, age 91 of He`eia, Kaneohe passed away on April 4, 2011 at Castle Medical Center Kailua. Born November 18, 1919 in He`eia to Henry Ah Tong-Wong and Lucy Scott-Wong, was the fifth child of eight. He attended St. Ann’s School and St. Louis College graduating in 1937. Upon graduation, worked his first job with Ho Min Ice Cream Co. then for Castle and Cooke and retired from Matson Navigation Honolulu Terminal as Vessel Superintendent with 45 years of service. After retiring from Matson, he became an avid golfer, spent many days at his Brother Henry’s Waikalua fishpond with nephews Heine and Gordon Wong and cousin Elaine Haitsuka. Then would visit He`eia Kea Pier after the fishpond was sold. He was a man of very few words, but when he spoke one listened.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years Kumu Hula Mary Keolalaulani McCabe-Wong, and four children, oldest daughter Theresa Lokelani Igarashi Anderson, second daughter Josephine Kahiliopua Wong-Brentlinger, oldest son Valentine “Valdie” Wong Jr. and third daughter Agnes Ponimo`i Wong Nishioka. Also by all seven of his siblings: Francis, Henry, Benny, Paul, Leonard, Scotty and sister Ruby Kahiapo. He was the last of the founding family of Kaneohe and St. Ann’s Church.

He leaves behind four children: Nick Wong, Mathias “Macky” Wong (Marlene), Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire, and Antoinette “Toni” Wong: daughter-in-law Valerie P. Wong, son-in-law Clyde Nishioka, and hanai son Edward “Eddie” Young (Marie). 11 Grandchildren: Regina Igarashi, Michael Wong (Kaylene), Nathan Wong, Nicole Wong, Kevin Nishioka, Kendric Nishioka (Sheena), Shirlene Wong, Joe-Mac Wong, Na Kumu Hula Kapua Dalire-Moe (Tino), Kaui Dalire, and Keolalaulani Dalire. 24 great-grandchildren: Pua`ala, Hi`ilei, and Kanalu Pascua, Christine and Victoria Wong, Ka`imi and Kanoa Wong, Ka`io and Peyton Nishioka, Macky Boy Wong Hurdle, Ashley Kili and Daniel Kahoku Lai, Manaia, Mana, Ma`a, Malie, and Masina Moe, Kupu`eu, Kahiau, Kamaehu, Kuhonu, and Kua Dalire, Emalia and Enaahi Dalire: also a hanai grand-daughter from Tahiti, Violaine Moise and her son Kahikina Moise, and numerous cousins of Komomua, nieces and nephews.

Services to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Mortuary at 11:00am. Visitation to begin at 10am and burial to follow at Valley of the Temple at 2:30pm.


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