Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

BERNADETTE “BERNA” DUMAUAL TUGAOEN

Posted On January 13th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

BERNADETTE “BERNA” DUMAUAL TUGAOEN

Age 31, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 28, 2010 in Honolulu. Born July 11, 1979 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Bernadette was employed at Zippy’s in Wahiawa as a cashier.

She is survived by son, Brian Alexander Tugaoen; parents, Blas and Eunalda Tugaoen; sister, Betty (Kihei) Keanaaina; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (January 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (January17) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; (1403 California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FLORA CENTENO

Posted On January 13th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

FLORA “FLOR” BRILLANTES CENTENO

Age 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 7, 2011 in Aiea. Born April 9, 1926 in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Member of Senior Citizens Club and Filipino Hawaiian Organization.

She is survived by daughters, Bellaflor “Ela” (Rolando) Cadacio of New Jersey, Milagros “Mila” (Rodolfo) Romerosa of Australia, Estrella “Terry” (Tony) VandenHook of Australia, Yolanda “Yolly” Centeno, Dolores “Doris” (Rodolfo) De Leon, Cecilia “Cecil” (Christopher) Hughes; sons, Isabelo “Jun” (Erlinda) Centeno Jr., Nabychadressar “Joey” (Nida) Centeno, Johnson “Sonny” Centeno, Robert “Rob” Centeno, Augustus “Auggy” Caesar Centeno; brother-in-law, Romulo Pascua; 31 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Teresita (Placido) Lazaro of San Diego, CA.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday (January 15) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 7:00 p.m.
Burial will take place in the Philippines at a later date. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LILLIAN F. TANIGAWA

Posted On January 13th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

LILLIAN F. TANIGAWA

Age 94, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 16, 2010 in Aiea. Born July 22, 1916 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Ronald Tanigawa, Howard (Shelly) Tanigawa; daughter, Linda (Owen) Masaki; brother, Terry (Irene) Yamamoto; sisters, Alyce Yamamoto, Nancy (Masao) Ohata; grandchildren, Keith and Kurt Tanigawa, Shauna Mukai, and Blake Masaki.

Private Services were held. No Koden

YOSHIO MAKABE

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

YOSHIO MAKABE

Age 85, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away December 18, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born August 10, 1925 in Peahi, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Elaine Makabe; son, Steven Makabe; daughter, Sharlyn Makabe (Keith Morita); 1 grandchild; brothers, Kiyomori Makabe, Henry Makabe, Melvin Makabe; sister, Jacqueline Oya; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday (January 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:45 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

EVELYN FUSAE NAKAGAWA

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

EVELYN FUSAE NAKAGAWA

Age 66, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away December 20, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born May 15, 1944 in Waipahu.

She is survived by husband, Edward K. Nakagawa; daughter, Stacey A. Nakagawa; sisters, Irene C. (Kenneth) Watanabe, May M. (James) Jones; granddaughter, Erica K. Nakagawa; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (January 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FUMIYO KOUCHI

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

FUMIYO KOUCHI

Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away December 25, 2010 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born June 2, 1915 in Lihue, Kauai.

She is survived by husband, Toshio Kouchi; sons, Wayne (Pearla) Kouchi, Calvin (Diane) Kouchi, Alan Kouchi; brothers, Masaru Kanja of California, Kenneth (Doris) Kanja of California; sisters, Betty Masako Shintani, Aiko (Sam) Akioka of California; daughter in law, Sylvian Kouchi; sister in law, Nora Kanja; three grandchildrenl four great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2011, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

NORA T. MATSUNAGA

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

NORA T. MATSUNAGA

Age 85, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 25, 2010 in Pearl City. Born April 9, 1925 in Waialua, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Michael (Candice) Matsunaga, Stewart Matsunaga; daughter, Janis (Ronald) Kurasaki; brother, Richard Fujiwara; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (January 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

TOMIKO ARAKAWA

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

TOMIKO ARAKAWA

Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 26, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born January 31, 1925 in Waipahu, Hawaii. She retired from Arakawa’s after 45+ years.

She is survived by husband, Neal B. Arakawa; sons, Norman (Debra) Arakawa, Harlan (Collette) Arakawa, Blythe (Dayle) Arakawa of NV; 4 grandchildren; sisters, Nobuko Arakaki, Kiyoko Gibo; aunt, Doris Kubota; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (January 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

MARINA GANDALERA CABILES

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

MARINA GANDALERA CABILES

Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away December 24, 2010 at her residence. Born October 6, 1925 in Salcedo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Jessie (Loreta) Cabiles, Federico (Esther) Cabiles Jr., Aurel (Edith) Cabiles, Larry Cabiles; daughters, Flor Flores, Juliana (Grant) Gurtiza; sister, Macaria Ramos of Philippines; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2011, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2011, at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Rd., Mass 11 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Pauline Bainbridge Shotwell

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

Borthwick Mortuary

PAULINE BAINBRIDGE SHOTWELL

Dec. 17, 2010

Pauline “Patty” Shotwell, 90, of Honolulu, a Registered Nurse and wife of the late Colonel William B. Shotwell, USAF, passed away at home. She was born on April 10, 1920 in Mitchell, South Dakota and graduated from Nursing School in Mitchell.

She served in the U.S. Army Nurses Corps at Santa Anna Military Medical Center, California from 1943 to 1945. While stationed there, she met her husband William, who had recently returned from duty in the Pacific theater. Pursuing two of her passions, she served as President of the Hickam Air Force Base Garden Club and traveled extensively.

Pauline Shotwell is survived by her daughters Victoria Sutton and Cherrie Shotwell of Honolulu; son Charles Shotwell of Fairfax, Virginia; and grandsons Stuart Sutton of Honolulu and Andrew Sutton of New York City.

CLAYTON YOSHITI IIDA

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

CLAYTON YOSHITI IIDA

Age 69, of Honolulu, passed away January 4, 2011 at St. Francis Hospice West. Born November 12, 1941 in Lihue, Kauai. Clayton was the fleet Sales Assistant Division Manager with Servco Pacific with 28 years of service

He is survived by wife, Wan Ja Iida; sister, Gladys (Ray) Morse of Connecticut; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, January 16, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11 a.m. Casual Attire.

ELLA KAUALOKU CORREA

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

ELLA KAUALOKU CORREA

Entertainer Ella Correa passed away on December 22, 2010. Born in Kawaihapai, Mokuleia to parents Hiram Kaualoku & Lois Turner, preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 yrs. David G. Correa of Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harlen Correa of Federal Way, WA. & David Correa of Long beach, CA. & daughters Lovena West (George), T. Nalani Meyer (Francis) & Pamela Sato (Clifford), 9 grandchildren & 14 great-grandchildren, brothers John, Daniel & Abraham Kaheaku, sisters Primrose Punua, Miriam Tortollero & Evelyn Kaahanui.

In the early to mid 40’s she was a reporter/entertainer with the Pearl Harbor Bulletin, The Official Navy Yard Magazine, where she Interviewed & entertained such dignitaries as Eleanor Roosevelt (President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Wife) who was visiting the Islands prior to her visit to New York to help formalize the United Nations.

Her musical career spanned over 57yrs. singing & dancing hula in most of the top showrooms in Hawaii from Kewalo Inn, Leroy’s, Pago Pago, Swing Club, Club Hubba Hubba, The Waikiki Biltmore Hotel, Halekulani, Outrigger & numerous other night spots throughout Honolulu & the outer-islands. From 1955 to 1963, she was the featured vocalist on Televi Digest, a weekly musical venue live on KONA TV, hosted by Violet Niimi & Barbara Lee. In 1966 she was the grand prize winner of the 1st Rheigngold Beer island wide talent show which took her to Hollywood where she sang live coast to coast from the NBC/KRCA television studios located in Los Angeles, CA. According to news paper articles, “she was extensively entertained for 2 weeks by the executives of NBC studios & Rheigngold Beer”.

For 20 yrs. she worked for Northwest & Aloha Airlines as a ground hostess & promotional & sales representative, sharing her musical talents & spreading the Aloha Spirit throughout the world promoting Hawaii & the airline Industry. She was very instrumental in the fruition of tourism as it is known today In Hawaii.

She received numerous accolades over the years, from President John F. Kennedy, heads of state, presidents of large corporations to a 5 star general for her participation in the entertainment of the troops on the front lines during the Vietnam war, to name a few.

She rounded off her career as a Kupuna, teaching Hawaiiana & music to Hawaii’s keiki at various elementary schools in Kalihi & Kaneohe. She was also a lifetime member of Hale O Na Ali’i O Hawaii.

She will always be remembered for the God given voice she possessed, her beautiful smile & the caring, compassionate persona she emulated, but above all, her unwavering love for her husband & children.

Services to be held at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel on Saturday January 15, 2011, with viewing from 11am to 1pm, service from 1pm to 2pm & burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation at 3pm

ETSUKO SHIRO

Posted On January 12th, 2011 -

ETSUKO SHIRO

Etsuko Shiro, 84, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011, in Wesley Willows. Born March 13, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Takeshi and Taniko (Yamamoto) Okamoto. Married Joji Shiro on October 30, 1954 in Chicago, IL. Etsuko loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren and traveling.

Survivors include son, Dr. John W. Shiro; grandchildren, Katherine, Christopher, Elisabeth, Amelia, Scott and Stephanie; brothers, Akira, Sataru, George and Richard Okamoto and sisters, Martha Ohtani and Sumiko Ching. Predeceased by parents, husband and son, Robert.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements completed by Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel. For online condolences, please visit honquestfh.com.

REMIGIO “MIKEY” AGODONG AGODONG

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

REMIGIO “MIKEY” AGODONG AGODONG

Age 45, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 9, 2010 in Honolulu. Born December 28, 1964 in Barangay 18, Pari-ir, Sarrat Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at Agsalud Construction;
member of Union Espirista Christiana De Incorporada and Sarrat Association of Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Concepcion A. Agodong; daughters, Deserre Agodong, Debby Agodong, Marjorie Agodong, Melody Agodong; mother, Teresita Agodong; mother, Rosalinda Fiesta; sisters, Purita E. (Jaime) Tagaca, Carol (Dennis) De Jesus, Imelda (Mario) Calapit, Leonida (Rogelio) Castillo of Philippines; brothers, Arman Agodong, Juanito (Jenny) Fiesta, Guillermo (Teresa) Agodong.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary;
Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (January 15) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary;
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

TRANQUILINO “KELLY” ABAGA VALDRIZ

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

TRANQUILINO “KELLY” ABAGA VALDRIZ

Age 86, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 15, 2010 in Waipahu. Born July 6, 1924 in Lubing, San Juan, La Union, Philippines. A retired ground maintenance supervisor at Kahala Hilton. Member of Local #5.

He is survived by wife, Anita A. Valdriz; daughters, Fe (Eding) Casugay of Philippines, Bella (Eulalio Jr) Palabay of Philippines, Ofelia (Edwin) Pimentel of Portland, Oregon; sons, Marc (Michelle) Valdriz, John (Susan) Valdriz; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Saturday (January 15) at St Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANCISCO D. JAMORA, JR.

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

FRANCISCO “FRANK” D. JAMORA, JR.

Age 77, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 24, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born July 29, 1933 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Solomon Elementary School as a custodian.

He is survived by sons, Francis (Sandra) Jamora, David Jamora of Hilo, William (Tania) Jamora; daughters, Evelyn Jamora of NY, Myrnamay Jamora, Denise Jamora; 12 grandchildren; brother, Juan Jamora; nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

William K.H. Mau

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park
& Mortuary, LLC

WILLIAM K.H. MAU

January 3, 2011

William K. H. Mau, 97, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully in his home on January 3, 2011. The quintessential entrepreneur, William’s contributions to Honolulu’s hotel, restaurant, real estate and visitor industry were invaluable. His generosity assisted multiple charitable organizations throughout Hawaii that enabled them to achieve their goals as well.

He is survived by children; Milton Mau (Kelly), Cynthia Seu (Guy), Lynnette Mau, Leighton Mau (Peggy), Letitia George – deceased (Keith), 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters; Mavis Lee, Vivian Fo & Loretta Young.

Services on Friday, January 14 at First Presbyterian Church of Hono-lulu at Koolau. Visitation 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Service from 11 to 11:30 a.m. No flowers. No monetary gifts.

DR. DANIEL WHANG

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

DR. DANIEL WHANG

Dr. Daniel Whang, 91 years old, died on Nov 28, 2010 at Saddleback Memorial Hospital in San Clemente, CA after a brief illness and surgery. His loving family members from Hawai’i, California and Colorado, who had gathered together to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend, surrounded him at the time of his passing. Dr. Whang was born on April 6, 1919 in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from McKinley High School in 1938, he attended the University of Hawaii but left in 1941 to work for several years at the Naval Shipyards at Pearl Harbor. Because he had just completed his night shift he narrowly escaped the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. Dan went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska and Albany Medical School and completed his internship at Queen’s Hospital.

A longtime general practitioner in Wahiawa and Waialua, Dr. Whang was committed to his family and the community. As team physician for the Leilehua High School football team for a number of years, he was their number one fan.

His wife, Rose, predeceases Dan. His children and their spouses, Lyn & Ed Maher, Kathy & Myles Inouye, Cindy Whang & Kristy Tochihara, and Pam & Paul Tran survive him. He was also the proud patriarch of six grandchildren and four great granddaughters. Dan was especially pleased that he was able to meet his two newest great granddaughters on his last trip to California.

Private services were held in Hawaii. The family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.

Doris Peke Kanuha

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Borthwick Mortuary

DORIS PEKE KANUHA

Age 81, of Waimanalo died on December 25, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Kanuha was born on October 12, 1929 in Pu’unene, Maui, Hawai’i. She retired from the State of Hawai’i, Department of Transportation; Airport Division Custodial Department.

She is survived by her children, Clare K. (Dennis) DeLeon Sr., Catherine K. (Rudy) King Sr., Frances (Harvey) Torres, Hilary K. (Lani) Kanuha Sr., Robert M. (Dynette) Kanuha Jr., Roland K. (Liana) Kanuha, Makalapua Deanie Kanuha (Kamaka), Jerida Villaruel and Jeffrey Hewett; brother, Earl (Honeyboy) Nakoa; 38 grand-children, 71 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Hanai daughter: Keala Moreno and caregiver, Jody Barques.

Visitation will begin at 9am, Friday Jan. 14 at St. George Church in Waimanalo; Mass at 1:15pm, and her final resting place to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 3:00pm.

ULA LOMU

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

ULA LOMU

Age 53, of Kailua, passed away December 28, 2010 in West Valley, Utah. Born Nov. 16, 1957 in Foui, Tonga. Ula was the caretaker for the Paul Mitchell Estates.

He is survived by sons, Siope Lomu of New York, Jesse (Jeisha) Lomu, Levi Lomu; daughter, Amalia Lomu of New York; grandson, Jevais Lomu; mother, Sela I. Lomu of Utah; brothers, Tevitatonga (Lea) Mataele of Utah, Ofa (Ana) Lomu of Utah, Toa Lomu of Utah, Sionekaifilo Lomu of Kauai, Kauasi (Mele) Lomu of Utah, Pailate (Makasini) Lomu of Utah; sisters, Lola (Tevita) Maumau of Utah, Ema (Apiesa) Kinikini of Utah, Siosiana (Mapa) Taulanga of Utah, Kesa (Kina) Fangupo of Utah, Polu (Manase) Tuakoi of Utah, Lovey (Brian) Ramos; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 13, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani St. across from King Intermediate School and Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. January 14 at Church. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Edward Y. Yamada, M.D.

Posted On January 10th, 2011 -

EDWARD Y. YAMADA, M.D.

Passed away peacefully at his home in Honolulu on December 14, 2010 surrounded by his family. Dr. Yamada was born in Honokaa, HI.

He graduated from McKinley High School and attended the University of Hawaii, Manoa. When World War II started, he joined the Varsity Victory Volunteers, and later served in the 442 Regiment of the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant for which he received several military commendations.

Dr. Yamada graduated from the University of Wisconsin and went on to receive his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. His medical career spanned over 40 years: he started with a solo practice, then was a member of the Central Medical Clinic, and last practiced as an administrative physician at Maluhia Hospital. Dr. Yamada was on staff at Queen’s Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, and Kuakini Medical Center. At Kuakini Medical Center he volunteered extensively by serving on numerous medical committees and was Chief of Staff. Dr. Yamada also was an adjunct professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, was an original member of Pacific Health Care and was an author of several published medical research articles.

He is survived by his wife Alberta; children Tanya, Monica (Antonio Benetti), Trina and Stuart; grandchildren David, Christian and Katie; brothers Yoshitsugu (Edith) Yamada, Maurice (Aileen) Iha and Thomas (Nancy) Iha; and sisters Maureen Chong and Jocelyn (Richard) Nishihara. His brother Yoshikazu Yamada (Mitsuye) predeceased him. Dr. Yamada is also survived by sisters-in-law Loretta Conchee and Juanita Tom; brother-in-law, Larry Tom; nume-rous nieces and nephews, and hanai daughter Kinue Miki & hanai grandchildren Patrick, Stephanie and Jason Miki.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Avenue on January 15, 2011. Visitation begins at 2:00 p.m. followed by a brief program commencing at 2:30 p.m. Aloha attire is preferred.

Per Dr. Yamada’s wishes, no flowers, wreaths or koden. Donations may be made to the “Edward Y. Yamada, M.D. Endowment Fund” through Kuakini Foundation.

HERBERT “HERBIE” BERNARDINO TONGPALAN

Posted On January 10th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

HERBERT “HERBIE” BERNARDINO TONGPALAN

Age 78, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 28, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born February 5 1932, in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Herbert was a member of the Ewa Beach Golf Club and Fil-American Golf Club. Also, a member of the Kahuku Drag Strip Racers and past President of the Waianae Jaycees.

He is survived by wife, Dorothy Aquino Tongpalan; daughters, Doreen T. (Bradley Oswald) Koruan, Bernadette N. Baggerly of CA, Stephanie T. (Adam) Arruda of SC; brother, Thomas (Sharron) Tongpalan of CA; sister, Josephine (Richard) Leong of CA; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

DAVID KELIIPOIMOKU KENNEDY

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

DAVID KELIIPOIMOKU KENNEDY

Age 49, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away January 4, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born December 28, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a horticulturist, commercial fisherman, and avid sportsman. His greatest pleasure was showing his enthusiasum for life with his family and friends.

He is survived by son, David Kennedy; daughter, Deanna Kahealani Pasion; mother, Priscilla Kennedy; brothers, Jacob (Wilma) Kennedy Jr., Francis (Denise) Kennedy, Nicholas (Jen) Kennedy; sisters, Kathy (Emil) Dopyera, Corinne (Dave) Ferguson, Jackie (Mike) Mazzone; 3 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (January 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual/Aloha Attire.

JUNE MARGARET BRADLEY

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

JUNE MARGARET BRADLEY

June Margret Bradley widow of Gordon Bradley died at her home in Honolulu January 2nd 2011.

Born in Aberdeen, WA in 1927. She and her husband came to Honolulu in 1951 following the graduation from Washington State University in 1951. Mr. Bradley was an architect.

She was one of the first parishioners of Waiokeola Church and one of the designers of the Kahala churches columbarium where she will be interred with her husband.

She managed the Mission House Museum Shop for several years before leaving to develop and manage the Iolani Palace Shop. While there she designed a collection of Christmas ornaments and jewlery utilizing architectural details from the Palace.

June was a talented harpist a member of PEO and the Outrigger Canoe Club.

She is survived by sons Bruce of Honolulu, Scott (Carol) of Tacoma, WA, Todd (Kris) and daughter Colette (Pete) of Honolulu. Also surviving is a sister Carol Murphy (Hugh) and grandchildren Nicholas, Taylor, Richard, Kathryn, Christian, Brendon, Emma, Janice and Kainoa.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 14th at 5pm at Waiokeola Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave, Honolulu 96816. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Waiokeola Church. Please dress Aloha attire. Borthwick was the attending Mortuary.

ALBERT R. RIVERA

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ALBERT R. RIVERA

Age 73, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away December 17, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born September 12, 1937 in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. Albert retired from Shuman Carriage as an auto repairman.

He is survived by wife, Agnes Rivera; sons, Roger Rivera, Darrell Kahiamoe, Philip Kekahu, Jr., Michael Kekahu, Bryan Bonilla; daughters, Faith Brown, Karen Philbrook, Sharon Kekahu, Sandee Willets; brothers, Robert Rivera, John Rivera; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (January 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Thomas Natto

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

THOMAS NATTO

Age 79, of Las Vegas, Nevada died September 1, 2010. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Natto was born in Honolulu, January 16, 1931. He is survived by 2 brothers, Nyelo Dean and Whitney Natto, 4 sisters, Abbie Stewart, Kanani Smith, Didi Asasaki, and Pauline Palencia, and many nieces & nephews & cousins.

Services and burial will be January 13, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/Aloha Attire. Leis will be accepted.

Ammon (Doc) Kershner Leeson, Jr.

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

AMMON (DOC) KERSHNER LEESON, JR.

Age 56, died on Friday, December 24, at his home in Little Rock, AR from complications caused by multiple myeloma.

He was one of five children born to the late Barbara and Ammon Leeson, Sr. and was the beloved husband of Deborah Lynn Vazquez Leeson. Doc will forever be remembered by his beloved children Shawn Leeson (Traecey) of Marysville, WA and Barbara Leeson of Boise, ID, from a prior marriage, and his treasured grandchildren Caitlyn Leeson, Victoria Wilson and Alyssa Fischer, his devoted brothers Jim Leeson (Beth) of Pottstown, PA and Mark Leeson (Shawn) of Casa Grande, AZ and his loving sisters Kathy Grace of Atkins, IA and Judy Russell of McCleary, WA along with many nieces and nephews, cousins, Aunts and Uncles and other extended family members as well as countless friends that were blessed to know him. Also missing Doc are his fur-ball Chihuahua babies: Ikaika Kai and Ihelani Kai (Lani).

Doc spent each day of his life focusing on the positive daily joys and peaceful moments while being grateful for all he had and he was always eager to share whatever he was enjoying with others. At his request, there will not be a funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, and in the spirit of sharing, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choosing or to any of the following organizations which were special to Doc: Arkansas Zoological Founda-tion Inc., Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Heifer International.

To view and sign the online Obituary and Guest Register please go to: www.ARcremation.com (Cremation Association of Arkan-sas, 201 N. Izard, Little Rock, AR Ph: 501-975-1002).

Cullen Chee

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

CULLEN CHEE

Fondly called Moonie or Tutuman, died on Dec. 28, 2010. Born in Honolulu, HI, he moved to CA in the 80’s to be closer to his kids. He was a proud father, grandfather, & great-grandfather who’s sense of humor, calm & gentle persona, & staunch independence remained with him until his final days.

Cullen is survived by his son & daughter-in-law David Chee & Vickie Stoller; granddaughter Kiki Light; grandson & granddaughter-in-law Cory & Ricki Light; great-grandchildren Kylee & Riley Light; brother William Chee & sisters Betty Ching & Rose Young. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Suzanne Horillo & brothers Henry & George Chee.

A dinner was held in his honor on Jan. 2, 2011 to celebrate his life.

HELEN KAPILILANI SANBORN DAVIS

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

HELEN KAPILILANI SANBORN DAVIS
1907 – 2010
December 13, 2010

Helen Davis was born in Hanalei, Kauai on September 22, 1907. At the age of 10 she was sent to Oahu to live with her grandmother and attend Punahou School. She became a boarder at Punahou’s Castle Hall, graduating with the class of 1927. Territorial Normal School followed from which she earned her license as a dental hygienist.
Helen married Alan Sanford Davis, a rising businessman, March 18, 1930. They lived on his ranch, Wawamalu, in the Koko Head area until their beachfront home was destroyed by the tsunami of April 1, 1946. The family moved to Honolulu where Helen continued an interest in volunteer work.
Helen’s earliest volunteer work was through her membership in the Junior League of Honolulu when she helped to teach nutrition to young immigrant mothers. Her volunteer work went on to include serving on committees and board of directors of the Red Cross, YWCA, Kapiolani Hospital, Palama Settlement, Florica Pacificia, Moanalua Gardens Foundation, Historic Hawaii Foundation, Friends of Iolani Palace, the Hawaiian Humane Society where she was a director for 30 years and received recognition for her meritorious service from the American Humane Society.
In 1943 she joined the Garden Club of Honolulu where she served as a member chairman of almost every committee, held several offices, and was president from 1968 to 1970. She was Zone XII Chairman from 1961 to 1974 and received the Garden Club of America’s Creative Leadership award in 1982.
By 1950 Honolulu had become a big town and Helen was deeply involved in civic improvement and conservation. After 10 years of working with the Outdoor Circle she became president of the organization in 1961. Her most important contribution was her successful program to put Diamond Head on the National Register for Historic Landmarks, preventing forever commercial encroachment there. In 1998 the organization Scenic Hawaii recognized Helen’s lifelong dedication to the beautification of Hawaii with a monkeypod tree planted in her honor in the city park between St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the Priory.
Well into her 90’s Helen was still riding horseback with her granddaughter, an Olympian Equestrian who lives in England. Her book “Helen Kapililani Sanborn Davis – Reminiscences of a Life in the Islands” as told to Maili Yardley was for many weeks among the top of the Honolulu Best Sellers list. Helen joyfully celebrated her 103rd birthday three months ago. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Pflueger and Linda Davis, eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Private services. Memorial donations suggested to forenamed organization of choice.

PEDRO GALLARDO CERVANTES

Posted On January 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

PEDRO GALLARDO CERVANTES

Age 70, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 4, 2010 in Waipahu. Born May 14, 1940 in Bugallon, Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Marites F. Cervantes; daughter, Angelina C. (Jay-R) Cablay; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; brothers, Salvador Cervantes, Alberto Cervantes; sisters, Julia Cervantes, Maria Cervantes, Merly Cervantes Ferrer; brothers-in-law, Celestino Dumaquit, Marcelo Dumaquit; sisters-in-law, Verginia D. Espino, Glory D. Ombac, Leling Dumaquit; mother-in-law, Perfecta Dumaquit.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel.


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