Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HARRY MASAAKI TERAMOTO

Posted On March 9th, 2011 -

HARRY MASAAKI TERAMOTO

Harry Masaaki Teramoto, 79 of Kapolei died February 12, 2011. Born in Waianae, Oahu to Kazumasa & Fumiko Teramoto. 1950 graduate of Waipahu High School. Paramedic for City & County and Volunteer Medical Trainer at Waianae High School. Survived by wife, Olivia Moana; daughters Wanda (Fred) Tanaka and Karen (Ralph “Binky”) Lucero. Grandchildren; Jamie Higashi, Nathan Tanaka and Tiffani Tanaka. Great-grandchildren Maicah Cabral and Jylian “Pohai” Cabral. Siblings; Roy Teramoto, Stanley Teramoto, Mary Kawawaki, Elaine Yoshida and Ruby (Patrick) Quijano. Preceded in death by son Wilfred and brother George. St. Jude Catholic Church Saturday, March 12, Visitation 11:30am. Celebration of Life at 12:15pm, Mass to follow. Aloha Attire.

HERMOGENES JACOB FERNANDEZ

Posted On March 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

HERMOGENES JACOB FERNANDEZ

Age 102, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 15, 2011 in Waipahu. Born April 22, 1908 in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Florencia S. Fernandez; sister-in-law, Rose Fernandez; nephew, Glenn Fernandez; numerous nieces, nephews in Guam and Philippines.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 11) at Resurrection of The Lord Catholic Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JANET M. KANJA

Posted On March 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

JANET M. KANJA

Age 72, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 11, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 4, 1938 in Hilo, Hawaii. A member of Alpha Delta Kappa and the Wahiawa United Methodist Church.

She is survived by husband, Clarence H. Kanja; daughter, Candace Kanja Leong (Herman); son, Kent H. Kanja; 1 granddaughter; brothers, Wallace M. Matsuda (Gerrie), Jerry M. Matsuda (Lois); sisters, Evelyn S. Takeshita (Mason), Doris K. Swanson (Charles); sister-in-law, Terri Matsuda; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (March 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

CHARLES TAI BONG LEE

Posted On March 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

CHARLES TAI
BONG LEE

Age 94, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 16, 2011 in Maui. Born April 26, 1916 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn N. Lee; daughters, Carol A. Lee, Tia Pat (John Pye) Lee; granddaughter, Sara Sweedler.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday (March 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

TOKIO OKUDARA

Posted On March 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

TOKIO OKUDARA

Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away February 14, 2011 at Avalon Care Center. Born January 27, 1918 in Hakalau, Hawaii. Tokio was the manager of Hawaii Food Products.

He is survived by wife, Janice A. Okudara; sons, Jon Okudara, George Okudara, Colin Okudara; daughters, Mona (Mark) Fukuhara, Susan (Paul) Tateishi; brothers, Ben Okudara, Walter Okudara, Paul Okudara; sisters, Kimi Malloy, Mae Wathall of Oregon, Sueko Shimabukuro; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

JANICE Y. SILVA

Posted On March 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

JANICE Y. SILVA

Age 87, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 4, 2011 in Pearl City. Born February 14, 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Robert B. (Maria Hi’ilei) Silva, Fred B. (Margot) Silva, Mike J. (Kim) Silva, Mark A. Silva; daughter, Beverly A. (Albert) Gouveia; brother, David Yuen; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private services were held. Monetary offerings can be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii.

GLADYS MIYAKO BAKER-GRIMES

Posted On March 8th, 2011 -

GLADYS MIYAKO BAKER-GRIMES

78 of Crownsville Maryland, died July 29, 2010. She is survived by two daughters, Lorna Baker of Maryland and Ramona Wilber of Colorado; two sisters Florence Baggett of Wahiawa, Betty Masaki of Kauai; two brothers, Herbert Takahashi of Washington, Abraham Takahashi of Michigan; four grandsons, and 4 great grandchildren. Graveside services were held March 7, 2011 at Mililani Memorial Park.

Anthony Martin Friedson

Posted On March 8th, 2011 -

ANTHONY MARTIN FRIEDSON

Passed away peacefully February 27, 2011 at St. James Cottage Hospice in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 86.

Born in Shoreham-by-Sea in 1924, Tony started his education in England. After several years at boarding schools, he attended Cambridge University, Jesus College; he then served in the Royal Air Force during WW2, finishing his degree at Simpson College. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, writing his dissertation on Arthur Joyce Cary. Following a brief career at the University of British Columbia, he taught Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa from 1963-1984, where among other activities he helped to edit the journal Biography. His dedication, kindness and humor earned him the respect and affection of his colleagues and students.

Tony is survived by his sister, Bridget Raymond Nakama; children William Friedson, Manoa Friedson, Hugh Friedson; step-children, Brenda Burns Rice, Grant Burns, Lisa Erb Stewart and Stephen Erb; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. At Tony’s request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made in his name to Vancouver’s St. James Cottage Hospice.

CLARINA “CLARING” BLANDO BLUE

Posted On March 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

CLARINA “CLARING” BLANDO BLUE

Age 82, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 1, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 23, 1928 in Caupasan, Danglas, Abra, Philippines. Retired from Barbers Point Bachelor Officer’s Quarter.

She is survived by husband, Esteban Blue; sons, Renato (Nympha) Blue, Edgar (Josie) Blue, Meden (Marilyn) Blue; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday (March 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (March 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DAYTON CACHUELA LANUZA

Posted On March 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

DAYTON CACHUELA LANUZA

Age 1, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 16, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 31, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by father, Denver L. Lanuza; mother, Stephanie L. Cachuela; paternal grandmother, Adelina Lanuza; maternal grandparents, Tony and Nely Cachuela; great-grandmothers, Juliana Lactaoen & Valentina Cachuela.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 12) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Irenea Caminos Nacar

Posted On March 7th, 2011 -

Our Dearest Mom, it’s been 1 year since you left us. We miss you and love you dearly.

Your children, Gloria, Barbara, Richard, Catherine & Family

IRENEA CAMINOS NACAR
1925 – 2010

One year Celebration of Life on April 9, 2011, Saturday at the United Visayan Club on 94-833 Awanei Street, Waipahu, Hawaii @ 12:00 noon, Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace on April 10, 2011, 9:00am on 1184 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii and Family Gathering will be at the Waialua Park on April 10, Sunday at 1:00 pm.

SALVADOR LUBGUBAN DALIGDIG, SR.

Posted On March 7th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

SALVADOR LUBGUBAN DALIGDIG, SR.

Age 84, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away February 22, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born May 22, 1926 in Waipahu.

He is survived by wife, Adelaida Magdalan Daligdig; sons, Salvador (Marina) Daligdig, Jr., Winston (Yulin) Daligdig; daughter, Edna (Sean) Stephens of Norfolk, VA; sister, Judy (Lee) Ramelb; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday (March 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (March 10) at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church (85-786 Old Government Rd., Waianae); Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

EDEN RAGASA ALEGRE

Posted On March 7th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

EDEN RAGASA ALEGRE

Age 54, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 23, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born August 13, 1956 in Philippines.

She is survived by son, Hector M. (Christine) Alegre Jr; daughters, Heidelyn (Eugene) Villagomez, Grace Alegre, Theresa Alegre; stepmom, Juliana Ragasa; brothers, Warlito Ragasa, Edwin Ragasa, Alex Ragasa, Henry Ragasa; sisters, Lily Sarmiento, Tessie Ragasa; 8 grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday (March 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Friday (March 11) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

MILTON KIYOSHI UEHARA

Posted On March 7th, 2011 -

MILTON KIYOSHI UEHARA

Age 78, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Controller, died at home in Kaneohe on February 21, 2011; Born in Kailua, Kona on June 4, 1932 to the late Yoshito (Mac) and Myra Uehara. He coached and served as president for the Kaneohe Little League and coached PAL basketball. He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by wife, Ethel Uehara; sons, Gregory (Susan) Uehara and David (Iris) Uehara; granddaughters, Sarah, Anna, Marissa and Alana; siblings, Aileen Kuboyama, Laura (Herb) Kaku, Thelma (Roy) Okino, Carol Ann (Hideo) Kato, Stella Uehara and Grant (Elaine) Uehara; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation 2:30 p.m., Sunday (March 13) at Borthwich Mortuary; Service begins at 4 p.m.; Inurnment 11 a.m. Monday (March 14) Valley of the Temples.

ANN NOBUE HINAZUMI

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

ANN NOBUE HINAZUMI
February 14, 2011

86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is predeceased by sister, Mitzi Vega, and brothers-in-law, Jim Vega and Kiyoshi Tsuchiya, and survived by husband, Shigeru; sons, Jay (Berlyn), Ross (Gayle) and Dean; daughter, Kate Takahashi; sisters, Masako (Eiso) Takemoto, Jean (Rusty) Yanaga, Takako (Toshi) Miura, Lillie Tsuchiya, Elaine (Jim) Burkhart, Lynette Takemoto and Lucille Takemoto; and grandchildren, Sean, Kasey and Corey Takahashi and Reace Hinazumi. Visitation: 3 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Dianne Dahlberg Simmons

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

DIANNE DAHLBERG SIMMONS

Of Waikoloa, Hawaii, formerly of Honolulu, passed away in July, 2010. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she was a 1963 graduate of Waimea High School. She received her BBA from the University of Hawaii and an MBA from Chaminade University.

Dianne was Personnel Manager for Sea Mobility, Inc. and U S Marine Management, Inc. She later worked as a field underwriter with Mutual of New York and a registered representative with The Guardian. She also formed two investment clubs for women.

An active community volunteer, Dianne sat on the Boards of the Honolulu Zoo Hui, Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, and Family Support Services of West Hawaii. She served as president of the Bishop Museum Service Board and the Junior League of Honolulu. She was Chair of the Board for the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Pacific Corporation, and a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dianne was preceded in death by her beloved son Steven S. Simmons.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 8 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the AAUW Building, 1802 Keeaumoku Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Junior League of Honolulu, the American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific Corporation or the University of Hawaii Foundation for the Dianne D. Simmons Endowed Scholarship are suggested.

GEORGE “KEOKI” TSUYOSHI FURUMIZO

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

GEORGE “KEOKI” TSUYOSHI FURUMIZO

Age 85, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 18, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born August 5, 1925 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired A & P mechanic with United Airlines. A member of the International Association of Machinists. Former mechanic with the Dole Pineapple Company.

He is survived by wife, Dolores “Dee” Furumizo; sons, Glen (Karla) Furumizo, Dave Furumizo; grandchild, Ezekiel Furumizo; nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

ERLINDA HINAUT RAMOS

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

ERLINDA
HINAUT RAMOS

Age 72, of Pearl City, passed away February 15, 2011 at Ka Punawai Ola. Born Febraury 16, 1938 in Larena, Siquijor, Philippines.

She is survived by brother, Cornelio Hinaut of Philippines; caregiver, Marion E. Kamakana.

Visitation 10 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday March 10, 2011 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 12 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Seichi (Harvey) Kaneshiro

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

SEICHI (HARVEY) KANESHIRO

Sei Kaneshiro, who had roots in Koloa and Waipahu, passed on February 7, 2011. He would have been 98 years old on February 15.

Sei was born in Ewa in 1913 and grew up on Kauai. The eldest of Ushi and Kama Iha Kaneshiro’s eleven children, Sei loved playing baseball and barefoot-football.

While working at Kauai Motors, Sei met a young woman from Oahu who was practice teaching on Kauai. Sei married Leatrice Fumiko Arakawa on October 24, 1940. After WWII, Sei and Lea moved to Oahu, and Sei started working at Arakawas Store managing the hardware and garden department. The couple added to the extended Kaneshiro and Arakawa families when Lea gave birth to a daughter, Dew. After 25 years of marriage, Sei lost his beloved wife to cancer.

Sei worked at Arakawas for 50 years, until the store closed in 1995. He enjoyed traveling, talking story, and offering coaching advice from his lounge chair to University of Hawai’i athletic teams. He enjoyed the last five years of his life at the Hawai`i Kai Retirement Community with new-found friends and staff whom he thought of as family.

Sei is survived by many who loved him: His daughter, Dew Kaneshiro, son-in-law Christopher Grandy, and grandchild, Devon Kaneshiro Grandy; brothers Seiso, Sugar (Dorothy), Mamo (Joen), Danny, and James (Esther); sister Yone Gushiken; in-laws Shigemi Arakawa, Joan Taba, and Goro Arakawa; and many, many nieces and nephews.

Service at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, on March 2, 2011. Visitation 5:30 to 6:30; service 6:30 to 7:30. No flowers.

Thoms Haruo Amimoto

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

THOMAS HARUO AMIMOTO
February 22, 2011

Thomas Haruo “Jaga” Amimoto, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Army National Guard Master Sergeant and aircraft mechanic supervisor, died at Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Wailuku, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Laura; son, Guy (Shirley); daughters, Gae (John) Neath and Gal; brothers, George (Elaine) and Ronald (Myrna); sisters, Elsie (Stanley) Tamashiro and Elaine (James) Yamagata; and grandchild, Joshua Neath.

Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

LT. COL. STANLEY WILFRED LAU

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

LT. COL. STANLEY WILFRED LAU

Lt. Col. Stanley Wilfred Lau flew his last mission on February 7, 2011.

He was an Air Force career officer and fighter pilot with more than 22 years of service. His service career started on December 7, 1941 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. While attending the University of Hawaii, he was called to active duty by the Hawaii Territorial Guard. He was later asked to apply and was accepted into the newly formed “Army Air Corps Cadet Program.” He completed his cadet training as a fighter pilot and was Commissioned a 2nd Lt.

His flying career began in Redding, California, and soon after was transferred to the African/European Theatre as a P-38 Lightning pilot. He was assigned to the famed 27th Fighter Squadron of the First Fighter Group in Foggia, Italy. During his time there, Stanley flew over 50 combat missions and was officially credited with destroying 4 German fighters and 3″ probable” in heavy air to air combat and two destroyed on the ground. In addition to his combat operations, his military career assignments entailed being the Director of Fighter Divisions; Director of Air Defense Plans of the Pacific Air Command; Director of Air Defense Operations for the Far East encompassing Japan, South Korea, and Okinawa where he not only developed the Japan Air Defense System but trained the ground and air personnel as well; and Director of Advance Space Research. He retired from the military in 1964.

Stanley returned home to Honolulu and embarked on his second career as an educator, School administrator, and Federal Grants and Applications Administrator for the State of Hawaii Department of Education. He retired from this mission in 1985.

Stanley loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman and explorer. He loved camping and fishing with his children and grandchildren. His adventures took him across China retracing the early routes of Marco Polo, “shooting the rapids” of the Salmon River, rowing the length of the Colorado River in a wooden dory, and now, soaring the heights of Pilots Heaven.

Lt. Colonel Stanley Wilfred Lau is survived by his wife, Clara (Look); son Randall; daughters, Sandra (Cyrus Wong) Okamoto and Lotus (Charles) Seamster II; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister, Fanny (Robert Wong); sister- in- law Daisy; nephews and nieces.

A celebration of his life will be held on March 11, at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation at 9:00 a.m.; services at 10:00a.m.; and internment at 1:00 p.m., Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

VICTOR OHELO, JR.

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

VICTOR OHELO, JR.
Feb 19, 2011

90, of Honolulu, Hawaii, worked at Eniwetok Atoll and retired as a Business Agent with Operator’s Engineering (with 48 years of service) died at Hospice, West. Victor was born in Honolulu. Victor is survived by wife: Frances A. Ohelo, predeceased son: Victor K. (Humpty) Ohelo), Newell (John) V. Ohelo (Wife-Ivon), daughter: Winona (Tootsie) Ohelo; Grandson: Bradah Ohelo (Wife-Tiare); Grand-daughters: Amber Ohelo-Onaga and Angela Ohelo; brother: John Ohelo; sisters: Mary Gomez and Amber Ondayog; 6 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation: 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:00 a.m. Burial: 1200 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha Attire.

KEHAULANI LANDFORD KEB

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

KEHAULANI LANDFORD KEB

Age 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away February 3, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 30, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kehaulani was a member of the Pa’u horse riders.

She is survived by husband, Francis “Kalani” Keb; daughters, LeiAnn (Alvin) Mamala, Joelynn Yocom; brothers, Benedict Paaluhi, Joseph Kealakai, Jr., George Landford, Kawika Landford, Manu Kealoha; sisters, Caroline Aila, Danielle Cox Belasi, Kahealani Kealakai, JoAnn Kealakai; 3 grandchildren; numerous: nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, & cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (March 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m.

Arthur John Baverstock

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

ARTHUR JOHN BAVERSTOCK

77, of Kailua, founder and original owner of Enchanted Travel, Inc. died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in New york.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeanne and Janet Baverstock and Joan Hall and Jennifer Kamiko; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be held on March 9th, Wed from 3 to 7pm at 974 Mokulua Drive, Lanikai. Casual Attire.

DENNIS KAZUO MIYASATO

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

DENNIS KAZUO MIYASATO

Age 66, of Honolulu, passed away February 16, 2011 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born December 20, 1944 in Honolulu. Dennis was a well-known breeder/handler of Norwich Terriers.

He is survived by wife, Susan G. Miyasato; sons, Darren (Joni Kondo-Chun) Miyasato, Jon Katayama; daughters, Renee (Mike) Elizares, Jodi (Christian) Monsell; mother, Edna Miyasato; brother, Steven (Jackie) Miyasato; sister, Elaine (Dave) Johnston; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday March 12, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 5:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

BARBARA “STEVE” WILCOX

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

BARBARA “STEVE” WILCOX

Barbara “Steve” Anne Stevens Wilcox, 88, died February 18, 2011, at Fairview, her home of 37 years in Napoopoo on the Big Island. Born August 14, 1922, in Iowa but reared and educated in California, Steve met her future husband, Allen C. Wilcox, Jr., in a chance encounter at her Stanford sorority house. The beautiful young bride married her handsome, “exotic” groom from the Territory of Hawaii in 1944 while he was serving the war effort as a Provost Marshal for the U.S. Army. Allen, who later became the top executive of Alexander Baldwin and of Matson Lines, was the first man of Hawaiian ancestry to rise to CEO of one of Hawaii’s Big Five companies.
On the Mainland during the early years of their 60-year marriage, Steve tended to a growing family that eventually comprised three children – Allen III (Cratch), Steve and Anne Irene. Balancing family and career, this young mother worked as writer and editor for a number of prestigious newspapers in southern California. When she and Allen moved with their young ones to Oahu in 1952, she once again, after settling into her adopted state, expanded her interests beyond homemaking. The accomplished young writer was hired as a journalist by the Honolulu Advertiser and developed a celebrated society column, The Party Line, that was an immediate hit and catapulted her into the midst of Honolulu’s movers and shakers.
As her children grew from toddlers to teens, Steve devoted countless volunteer hours to her hanai island community, a commitment to service that predominated throughout her long, rewarding life. Among her many contributions, she served in Honolulu as president of the Queen’s Hospital Auxiliary, director of Child & Family Services, and president of Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. Steve was a prominent, participating member of the Junior League, Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society, Honolulu Symphony Association, Hawaiian Historical Society, and P.E.O., and a founder of Les Gourmets de Pupu.
As empty nesters Allen and Steve moved in 1974 to the Big Island where Steve focused on volunteerism, philanthropy and her church. An activist for conservation of the rich but fragile Hawaii ecology, she was elected president of Kona Outdoor Circle, was instrumental in securing the land and finances to build the KOC Educational Center, and spearheaded the organization’s highly successful Full Circle Thrift Shop. Steve, with her intellect and passion and pocketbook, actively promoted the missions of Kona Hospital Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Kona Historical Society, Lyman Museum, West Hawaii Humane Society, and Daughters of Hawaii. Through the Allen & Barbara Wilcox Trust, Steve made generous donations over the decades in support of many worthy local projects dear to her heart. A woman of deep personal faith, Steve became a deacon of Kahikolu Congregational Church for which she had been a guiding force in the restoration of this historical Capt. Cook site of worship.
In tribute to her remarkable contributions to preserving and enhancing the wealth of human, cultural, spiritual and environmental resources of our islands, Steve was recognized in 1993 as a Living Treasure of Hawaii by the state Legislature.
She is survived by her beloved children, sons Allen (Brenda) Wilcox III of Waimea and Steven (Mavourneen) Wilcox of Kauai and daughter Anne Irene Wilcox of Napoopoo; by her sister Carol (Robert) Littlejohn of Green Valley, AZ; by four grandchildren, Erin (Ted) Martinchick, Samuel Wilcox Young, Kauikeolani Wilcox and Christopher Wilcox,; by three great-grandchildren, Emma, Aydan and Kolen Martinchick; and by numerous nieces and nephews. The family and friends of Steve Wilcox will cherish their remembrances of this exceptional woman who walked the earth in amazing grace and has surely left it a better place.
Godspeed, Mom, Booma, Auntie Barbara, Steve. We will miss you.
A joyful Celebration of Life for Steve Wilcox, as previously announced, was held on Friday at Fairview. The family suggests that donations in her memory be made to Kona Hospital Foundation to fund one of Steve’s abiding passions – to build a chapel for benefit of patients, families and hospital staff. To donate: 1) Online by credit card, go to the website of the Foundation, www.khfhawaii.org; or 2) by check, make payable to Kona Hospital Foundation for the chapel and mail to Kona Hospital Foundation, 79-1019 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, HI 96750; or 3) by credit card, phone the Foundation office at 808-322-4587.

VIVENCIO GALACINAO CARLOS

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Pakr & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

VIVENCIO GALACINAO CARLOS

Age 93, of Waipahu, passed away February 17, 2011 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Born January 11, 1918 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Susima C. Carlos; sons, Arsenio (Remedios) Carlos of Philippines, Henry Carlos of Philippines, Jose (Nancy) Carlos of Philippines, Mario (Elsa) Carlos of Philippines, Loreto Vivencio (Dolores) Carlos Jr. of Philippines; daughters, Avelina Fe Carlos-Camacho of Philippines, Mila Luz (Joseph Gayyed) Carlos of Philippines, Nelia (Flor) Visaya of Philippines; brothers, Benjamin (Gloria) Carlos, Agapito Carlos, Federico (Marcelina) Carlos, Valeriano (Violeta) Carlos of Philippines; sister, Isabel Ancheta; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2011 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

YAKABI, JACK TADAMI

Posted On March 6th, 2011 -

YAKABI, JACK TADAMI

YAKABI, JACK TADAMI, age 83, Hawaii-born resident of Gardena, passed away on February 25. Survived by sisters Edna T. Yakabi and Namiko Robinson both of Hawaii; sister-in-law Anne Yakabi in Hawaii; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives in Las Vegas, Nevada and Honolulu, Hawaii.

He will be interred at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, Hawaii, at a later date.

www.fukuimortuary.com (213)626-0441

PETER “PEDRO” DOMINGO VENTURA

Posted On March 5th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

PETER “PEDRO” DOMINGO VENTURA

Age 79, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 27, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born August 1, 1931 in Aiea, Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Dimetria “Dimi” Ventura; sons, Darryl (Christine) Ventura of Olympia, Washington States, Alan Ventura; daughter, Jan (Keith) Conger; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; numerous nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.

GLADYS CHIEKO OHASHI

Posted On March 5th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

GLADYS CHIEKO OHASHI

Age 88, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 22, 2011 in Honolulu. Born November 1, 1922 in Waipahu. She was a member of Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission.

She is survived by sons, Clayton K. Ohashi; daughters, Theresa C. Ohashi, Sandra S. Ohashi, Debra K. (James H.) Oda; sister, Beatrice T. Hokama; grandchildren, Anson K. Oda, Shannon C. Oda, Jamie T. (Justin K.M.) Ludwig, Caitlin P.S. Ohashi; great-granddaughter, Jordyn A. Ludwig.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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