Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

EVERETT “BUZZY” A. ALLEN

Posted On October 4th, 2011 -

EVERETT “BUZZY” A. ALLEN

Age 67, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 25, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born September 2, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Owner of Buzzy Tile, Waipahu; also a member of the Masons Union, Local 1.

He is survived by wife, Carol K. Allen; sons, John (Drusila) Allen, Everett “Willy” (Sherry) Allen, Milton (Jennifer) Allen; daughter, Annette Allen; brother, Bruce Allen; sister, Nancy Duarte; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (October 8) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Geraldine (Gerri) Y. Lee

Posted On October 4th, 2011 -

GERALDINE (GERRI) Y. LEE

Passed away at home on September 27, 2011 at age 75.

She is survived by her husband Harold W. F. Lee, two children, son Jonathan (Missy) Lee and daughter Deborah Lee (Jason) Lau and 5 grandchildren, Megan Lee (Jared) Dear, Amanda Lee, Jonathan Lee, Jr., Nicole Lau, and James Lau. Also surviving are mother Grace Yap, sister Georgiana Yap, brother Eugene (Claire) Yap, and nephews David and Matthew Yap.

Gerri established the Waikiki Community Center and served as its first executive director for

25 years before retirement in 2000. In 1971, she spent a year in Repton, England and served as the visiting professor at the prestigious Bishop Lawnsdale Teachers College at Nottinghamshire. After serving as the principal of the First Chinese Church Preschool, she became the Director of Career Development for the Hawaii State Head Start Program. In the 1960s, she served as a member on the Commission on Population and Hawaii’s Future under the Administration of Governor George Ariyoshi.

She was a member of the Outdoor Circle, Kiwanis Club, Waikiki Rotary Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Aloha Grandmothers’ Club, and the Tsung Tsin Association.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, 10am at the Punahou Thurston Chapel. Aloha attire.

LCDR ROBERT DONALD GEE, USN (Ret.)

Posted On October 4th, 2011 -

LCDR ROBERT DONALD GEE,
USN (RET.)

Age 86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away Sept. 21, 2011 at St. Francis Hospice in Ewa, Hawaii after suffering two debilitating strokes. Born September 3, 1925 in the Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park, PA, he had a 21 year career as a naval officer with combat service in the Korean War, and also spent several years based in Hawaii where he met and married his wife.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, the former Roberta “Robbie” O’Dare, daughter Katherine Fujimori (Randy) of Moloka’i, and two granddaughters, Puakaliloa Fujimori and Kaha’owai’olu Fujimori both currently in college and residing in Las Vegas, NV.

After retirement from the Navy in 1963, he returned to the world of academia and, after earning his Masters of Business Administration degree, worked in the College of Business as an Undergraduate Advisor in the Dean’s Office and as an Accounting instructor.

Among his hobbies were volunteer work teaching “Fishy Facts” to visiting kindergarten classes at Sea Life Park for 15 years, and at the Education Center at Hanauma Bay for 20 years. He was also a great cook and baker, fulfilling requests for his most popular dishes, in addition to bread and Stollen, a German Christmas bread. He always made sure to bring baked goodies to his volunteer friends.

Visitation 1-2 p.m, Services at 2 p.m. followed by military honors, and additional visitation at 3 p.m., on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel, on Maunakea St. at Vineyard Blvd. Private parking behind the mortuary is available.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Hanauma Bay either online at http://www.friendsofhanaumabay.org/?page_id=61, or by mail to: 100 Hanauma Bay Road, Honolulu, HI 96825

There will be a future inurnment at the Molokai Veterans Cemetery.

George Ho’olu Mia

Posted On October 4th, 2011 -

GEORGE
HO’OLU MIA

69, born Honolulu March 3, 1942, Passed away On September 9, 2011 in Kailua-Kona. He was a school bus driver for the west side of the big island. A member of Ekalesia-Foundation for Jesus Christ. He was known to all as “Uncle George”.

He is survived by brother Jeremiah of Honolulu. Neices, Nephews, and cousins.

A Gathering to celebrate his life with family and friends will be Saturday October 8, 2011 from 2p.m.-5p.m. at 41-630 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo. Come join us to bid Aloha to “Uncle George”/”Uncle Pudgie”.

HENRY “GASPAR” RAMOS

Posted On October 4th, 2011 -

HENRY “GASPAR” RAMOS

Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away September 10 2011 at his residence. Born January 6, 1920 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by sons, Paulino (Estherlita Agpaoa) Ramos of Philippines, Tomas (Erlinda) Ramos; daughters, Celerina (Bienvenido) Gamiao, Manuela (Orencio) Agcaoili; brothers, Samuel Ramos of Philippines, Jose Ramos of Philippines; 29 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday 10/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Saturday 10/8 at the Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Norbert Edo Rodillas

Posted On October 3rd, 2011 -

“NOBBY” NORBERT EDO RODILLAS
“SILENT KEY”

September 23, 2011 at 8:45 p.m. At Queen’s Medical Center.

Survived by brothers, Nick Rodillas Of Moreno Valley, CA, Algrino Rodillas of Hayward, CA, Alexander Rodillas of Cantonment, FL, Julius Rodillas of Vallejo, CA, Dexter Rodillas, Waianae, Hi; sisters, Nilda Chock of Kailua, Hi., Frances Allen of San Leandro, CA, Haroldine Kronenburger of Kailua, Hi. And Jocelyne Mitchell of Hayward, CA.; half brothers; niece, Debbie Chock of Kailua, Hi and many nieces and Nephews; wife, Darilynn Rodillas of the Big Island and Caregiver Marta Cantrell of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Norbert served in the US Navy aboard the Submarine Tender “Nereus” in San Diego and Is a retired Seaman from Young Brother’s and HTB.

Private services held. Donations may be made In Norbert’s name to the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation, P. O. Box 350333,
Westminister, Co 80035.

CRISTOBAL SORIANO ROCILI

Posted On October 3rd, 2011 -

CRISTOBAL SORIANO ROCILI

of Waipahu, 89, retired Hawaii Sugar Planters’ Association mechanic & Victoria Ward Ltd. landscaper, returned home to our Heavenly Father, June 30 at St. James Hospital in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by his wife, Filomena Salmo Pacubas Rocili from Cabugao, Ilocos Sur; brother Eufemio Rocili (Bonifacia); sons Fred Roceli (Tessie), Herminio Sol (Grace), William Frando (Phyllis), and Cris Rocili (Emilou); daughters Linda Siruno (Victor, Jr.), Sandra Dela Cuadra (Floramante) and Janyne Kaai (Emmanuel); 16 grandchildren & 18 great-grandchildren. He was laid to rest July 9 in his birthplace, Camindoroan, San Juan (Lapog), Ilocos Sur. Celebration of Life – 5:00pm, October 9, Waipahu Intermediate School Cafeteria, 94-455 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu.

Tricksy Oshiro

Posted On October 3rd, 2011 -

TRICKSY CHIYOKO AKAMINE OSHIRO

Age 83, of Pearl City, passed away on September 21, 2011. She was a founding Pearl City resident raised on her family’s watercress farm. She retired as a waitress for Zippy’s Waiau and McCully Restaurants and Kenny’s Restaurant.

She is survived by her son, Wynn (Donna) Oshiro; daughters, Erin (Dan) Tanaka and Tracy (Michael Shema) Oshiro; grandchildren, Arielle and Jonathan Loo, Ann-Dee Tanaka, Emma and Evan Oshiro; great-grandchildren, Aedin Tenacio and Aaliyah Tanacio; sisters, Rose Oshiro and Lorraine Nishiyama.

Visitation from 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

HENRY TOSHIYUKI KAMEI

Posted On October 3rd, 2011 -

HENRY TOSHIYUKI KAMEI

Aka: Henry Nakano, age 82, of
Honolulu, passed away on September 20, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he retired from First Hawaiian Bank Main Branch. Preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Ueki, he is survived by his wife, Mildred Kamei; sons, Clinton (Suzanne) and Jason Kamei; brother, William (Yoshiye) Kamei; grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Christopher and Jenna and sisters-in-law, Gloria Shimoko and Sharon Nakai.

Visitation from 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

CHOSEI KAMIMURA

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

CHOSEI KAMIMURA
September 13, 2011

Chosei Kamimura, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam AFB mechanic and Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Halaula, North Kohala. He was the husband of the late Daisy Masako (Mihata). He is survived by sons, Charles (Joy) and Dennis (Diane); sister Sadako Khil; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

FRANCISCO CABASOG VALDEZ

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

FRANCISCO CABASOG VALDEZ

Age 91, of Kalihi, Hawaii, passed away September 18, 2011 in Pearl City. Born March 14, 1920 in Umingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Francisco migrated to Hawaii in 1977, worked at the Dole Plantation in Kunia. He was an avid dancer in Waikiki.

He is survived by daughters, Juanita (Cresencio) Salunson, Betty (Virgilio) de Ocampo, Luzviminda (Delfin) Jacob; sons, Prudencio (Albinia) Valdez, Francisco (Rowena) Valdez; brother, Roberto Valdez; sisters, Loren V. Laungayan, Rosita Valdez, Romana Valdez; 33 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. FlowersWelcome.

Ruby Aiko Katayama Yoshimura

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

RUBY AIKO YOSHIMURA
July 21, 1922 to
September 6, 2011

Ruby, age 89, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side. She was born in Hanalei Kauai and graduated from Santa Maria High School in California. Ruby is a Sears Roebuck retiree.

She was married to the late Charles Yoshimura, who passed away this year on March 5. They are together again, reunited in heaven after 70 great years of marriage.

Survived by son Michael, daughters: Shirley Yoshimura and Diane (John) Beirne, Grandchildren: Debra (Keith Boruff) Yamakami, Dina (John) Suyemoto, Dara (Greg) Duane, Derek Yamakami. Great-Grandchildren: Tiare (Daniel Kuba) Yamura, Jake and Cole Suyemoto, Aidan and Dilyn Duane, Jarin Tengan Yamakami. Great-Great-Granddaughter, Paisley Kuba. Sisters: Nancy Kobayashi, Geraldine Katayama, Kathleen Davis. Brothers: Donald Takaki, Kenneth Takaki, William Takaki.

A celebration of life will be held at the Hawaiian Memorial Chapel in Kaneohe on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:30am. Visitation 10:00am.

CECILE AWAPUHI MACHADO “JEANIE”

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

CECILE AWAPUHI MACHADO “JEANIE”
Age 58, died @ home September 10, 2011. Awapuhi and her family lived in Waimanalo, she was raised in her early childhood days on Keanae, Maui. She worked as a house cleaner. She loved all things of the Hawaiian Culture. She had such a Beautiful Smile that could Brighten anyones day. “Her family truely misses her and loves her very much”. Survied by her husband of 38 years, JOSEPH LIMALOA MACHADO; Sons: Irwin Saffery III, Jarrett “Kalipo” (Tammy) Machado; Daughters: Kimberly (Gilbert) Machado, Dal-jean (Joe) Kipapa; 5 Grandsons; 12 Grand Daughters; 2 Sisters: Shirley Wilcox; Diana Kupahu, lots of nieces and nephews. She will be reunited with her parents, Esther & Irwin Saffery, her brothers: Irwin Jr. “Shot Gun” & Kalani, Sister: Steven, and her Hanai Son: Steven Kalani Wilcox. “Celebration of her new life”. Thursday October 6, 2011. Visitations & Services: 10:00a.m-2:00p.m @ Hawaiian Memorial Burial: 2:00 p.m @ Hawaii State Veterans.

Kenneth Kazuo Iboshi

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

KENNETH KAZUO IBOSHI
3/5/1938 – 9/19/2011

Passed away peacefully on September 19, 2011 at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carole, their children Kent, Karen and Greg, and grandchildren Danica and Marco.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Ken was a general contractor and CEO of Oahu Construction Company. He was an accomplished golfer and was a member of Oahu Country Club and Honolulu Country Club. Ken and Carole recently moved to Las Vegas where they were enjoying their retirement.

A Celebration of Life remembrance will be held at Oahu Country Club on Sunday, October 9 from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Aloha attire.

TRICIA AKIKO MATSUMOTO

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

TRICIA AKIKO MATSUMOTO

Age 43, of Honolulu, passed away September 23, 2011 at St. Francis Hospice. Born December 24, 1967 in Honolulu. She attended Easter Seals and Preferred Home & Community Based Services.

She is survived by parents, Robert & Janice Matsumoto; brother, Jon M. (Michelle) Matsumoto; sister, Sandra K. Matsumoto; two nephews; caregiver, Gladys Menor.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday 10/6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

CLEMENT PATRICK ENOKA JR.

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

CLEMENT PATRICK ENOKA JR.

Clement P. Enoka Jr. was born on August 25, 1942 to Clement Patrick Enoka Sr. and Adeline Enoka. He passed away on September 19, 2011 at the age of 69 surrounded by his loving family and friends and dressed in his favorite Manuheali’i shirt.

Born and raised in Papakolea, HI, Clem attended Lincoln Elementary and Stevenson Intermediate before attending Kamehameha School for Boys Class of 1960. In his time at Kamehameha Schools, Clem excelled at many subjects and sports including basketball, football, and shot put. He also paddled with Waikiki Surf Club, paddling the Moloka’i Channel five times.

Sergeant Clem Enoka had 27 years of service with the Honolulu Police Department in Patrol, Head of Parks Police, Crime Reduction Unit in Kailua, Detective, District 3, and District 4. He was a Graduate of “Hanauma Bay”. After his retirement from the HPD, Clem moved on to Director of Security at Waikiki Trade Center for 14 years and Director of Security of Waterfront Plaza-Restaurant Row for 6 years.

Being “Coach Enoka” was a huge part of his life. He coached football at his Alma Mater, Kamehameha Schools, then briefly at Damien Memorial School. At Kamehameha Schools, he coached the Intermediate, JV, and Varsity football teams for 25 years and the Varsity Golf team for 24 years becoming the ILH Golf Coordinator at that time. In his free time, he was an avid golfer and football enthusiast. He was a part of many sports organizations including President of Police Makai Golf Club and NoeNoe’s Patio Mountain-Ball league team. He was the Owner/President of “Golf Tournaments Made Easy” and organized charitable and scholarship fundraisers for many organizations including the American Diabetes Assoc., IREM, BOMA, ASIS, Na Hoku, etc. and PGA and LPGA Oahu Golf Tournaments. He was also a member and on the Board of Directors for the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Maylene K. Enoka; Children: Taryn-Leigh (Titus) Chang, Tanya-Lee (Christopher) Villanueva, Tane-Lynn (Tausagafou “Jerry”) Togia, Clement (Kimberly) P. Enoka III; Hanai Children: Michael Ching; Grandchildren: Tiana-Leigh (Matthew) Paet, Trisha-Leigh Chang, Christopher Paul Villanueva, Tasha-Leigh (Kamuela) Yong, Tierra-Leigh Chang, Schae-Ann Enoka, Trenton Patrick Chang, Jonah Villanueva, ‘Iolani Enoka, Treydon Chang; Hanai Grandchildren: Jerry Faamaile; Great-Grandchildren: Kamaile-Ann Paet, Isaiah Chang-Amaral, Madden ‘Ikena Chang-Soliai; Brother: Clarence (Erleen) Enoka; Sisters: Jerre Jean (Hiram) Kaikaina, Star Nani (Philip) Pai.

Clem will always be remembered for his integrity, humility, and his loving and kind nature. He will forever be a husband, father, brother, papa, coach, and friend. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.

Services will be held at Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel on Saturday October 8, 2011. Visitation 12:30pm-2:30pm Services 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

EVELYN FELECITAS FERNANDEZ

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

EVELYN FELECITAS FERNANDEZ
Jan. 4, 1924-Sept. 21, 2011

Evelyn Felecitas Fernandez, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt passed away on 9/21/2011 in Henderson, Nevada. She was 87. She was born on 1/4/1924 in Waialua, HI. In 1986, she retired from a 35 year career in the Federal Government and eventually moved to California then to Henderson, NV.

Evelyn is survived by sons, Sanford (Gloria) from San Jose, Leslie (Taina) Kaimuki, HI, Eugene (Janice) Henderson, NV, Russell (Jeannette) Colorado, and Jason, Henderson, NV. Daughters Annette (Steve) Cabato, Mililani, HI, Diane (Jimmy) Guzman, Fairfield, CA and Melissa (Lito) Simpliciano, Vacaville, CA. Also survived by 22 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

Visitation and Rosary will be at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home on Wed, 10/5/2011 from 5-9 pm, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533. Celebration of Mass will be on Thur., 10/6/2011, 11:00 am, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533. Burial to follow at Fairmont Memorial Park, 1901 Union Ave., Fairfield, CA

Bryan-Braker Funeral Home; 707-425-4697; www.bryan braker.com.

SAMUEL (SAM) SPOONE

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

SAMUEL (SAM) SPOONE

Our dad Sam passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 27, 2011 in the presence of his son Mark and daughter Cathy, after a short struggle with cancer. He was 86 years old.

Sam was born August 14, 1925 in New Orleans and spent the early part of his life there. He moved to Pueblo Colorado around the age of 6 and grew up there graduating High School at “The Abbey” in Canon City. Upon graduation he was anxious to join the service as most young men were at the start of WWII, so he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17. He proudly served his country until the end of the war.

After the war, he moved to Santa Monica California where he opened a Texaco station in Santa Monica and operated it for a few years until the gas wars hit. He had been in Hawaii briefly during the war and was very intrigued by the Islands so in 1958 he moved to Oahu and opened a Chevron Station in Kailua. His plan was to stay for 3 years then return to Santa Monica. 53 years later he was still in Hawaii!

Sam Spoone’s Onewa Service in Kailua opened New Years eve 1959. He operated that station for about 8 years then a new opportunity enabled him to open the Waialae-Kahala station, which as I am sure a lot of you remember, was Sam Spoone’s Waialae Service. He operated that station until retiring in1986.

Sam embraced the lifestyle and diverse culture of the Islands and quickly became part of the local daily fabric of his community. He loved these Islands and called them home.

He lived his life humbly and with dignity, showing compassion, care and generosity to all. He believed in treating people with fairness and respect. He was scrupulous in his dealings with customers and friends. These are the tenets he lived by. It always amazed him when he was out and about that folks would recognize him and say “Hi Sam!” He just never got over that and it made him very happy.

Sam is survived by his daughter Catherine (Cathy) Spoone- Griffin, Son, Samuel “Mark” Spoone, son in Law James Griffin, daughter in law Minda Spoone and their kids (grandkids) Rylan and Gryphon Spoone.

On behalf of our father Sam, we, Cathy and Mark, would like to thank you, his friends, customers and neighbors of this magical state he loved so much for your friendship, care and concern. We try to live our lives every day by the examples he set. Mahalo.

Celebration of Life to be held Saturday October 15th from 1-3:30pm at the Kahala Hilton.

Please join us in celebrating a life well lived.

LYNN BAGA MATA

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

LYNN BAGA MATA

Age 75, of Honolulu, passed away September 22, 2011 at her home. Born November 30, 1935 in Manila, Philippines. Married the late T. Ruben Mata. Member of the choir at Holy Trinity Church and Former DJ for KISS-AM; jewelry sales at Ben Bridge and former office manager at Beeman Center at Pearl Harbor.

She is survived by daughters, Rubylyn B. Mata-Viti, Melani Ann B. (Rodney) Mata-Carias, Gail Mata (Scot) Arakaki; brother, Dom V. Baga; sisters, Trini B. Cocson, Remy V. Baga; eight grandchildren, Taylor Viti, Arielle Carias, Zachary Carias, Mikayla Carias, Gabriel Carias, Ezekiel Carias, Luke Arakaki & Zane Arakaki; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6 p.m. Monday 10/3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday 10/4 at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy, Mass 10 a.m. Lunch after Mass at the church. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

BEATRICE L. TURNER

Posted On October 2nd, 2011 -

BEATRICE L. TURNER

Beatrice L. Turner, age 87, of Cheyenne, WY, formerly of North Platte, NE passed away September 14, 2011, in Loveland, Co. She was born May 2, 1924 in Casper, Wyoming to Edwin and Dorothy (Bouldin) Wake.
Survivors include her children, Bonnie Kaanaana of Honolulu, HI, Marjane (Mike) Belomyzy of Cheyenne, WY, Mary Lou Stark of Hamilton, MI and David C. (Deb) Korf of Kentwood, MI; sister, Dorothy (Ron) French of Mesa, AZ.; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Wayne; and two brothers Edwin and Carl Wake.
Memorials may be made to the Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80525, and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Graveside Memorial Services were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.

MARY CLAUDIA ABAD

Posted On October 1st, 2011 -

MARY CLAUDIA ABAD

Age 88, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 3, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born November 22, 1922 in Mountain View, Big Island.

She is survived by son, Julian (Cathy) Abad; daughters, Judith Luis, Stephanie Skaggs, Charmaine Abad; brother, George; sister, Anita Comilang; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

NATSUE Y. OTA

Posted On October 1st, 2011 -

NATSUE Y. OTA

Age 92, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 14, 2011 in Pearl City. Born May 19, 1919 in Waialua, Hawaii. Natsue was a member of the Haleiwa Shingon.

She is survived by sons, Thomas (Teresita) Ota of MD, Fred (Shelley) Ota, James (Eun Sok) Ota; daughters, Eleanor (Arnold) Onizuka, Marion (Edwin) Suzuki, Grace (Eugene) Yamashiro; sister, Kimiko Taniguchi; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held.

NANCY MIDORI MATSUOKA

Posted On September 30th, 2011 -

NANCY MIDORI MATSUOKA

Age 88, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away September 13, 2011 in Aiea. Born January 18, 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Alan (Mina) Matsuoka, Clyde Matsuoka; daughter, Gail Matsuoka; grandchildren, Jodi Matsuoka, Elsie Watanabe, Alan Matsuoka Jr.; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

FRANK “JERRY” PERRIERA

Posted On September 30th, 2011 -

FRANK “JERRY” PERRIERA

Age 95, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away September 14, 2011 in Waianae. Born September 3, 1916 in Keaue, Big Island. Retired machinist/ welder for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Fuel Department.

He is survived by sons, Jerome (Ginny) Perriera, Frank (Toni) Perriera; daughters, Sandra Perriera, Shirley (Allen) Pantaleon, Elva Perriera; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALEJANDRA ESPIRITU CERVANTES

Posted On September 30th, 2011 -

ALEJANDRA ESPIRITU CERVANTES

Age 92, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away Sept. 17, 2011 in Pearl City. Born May 28, 1919 in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. Alejandra was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.

She is survived by son, Phillip Cervantes; daughters, Florida Cabansag, Laura (Rick) Tiu, Remie Cervantes; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (October 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Thursday (October 6) at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church; (1184 Bishop St., Honolulu) Mass 12:00 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

SALOME “OMING” CACHO GARCES

Posted On September 30th, 2011 -

SALOME “OMING” CACHO GARCES

Age 75, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, passed away September 4, 2011 on Oahu. Born July 11, 1936 in San Antonio, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired Housekeeper and Seamstress at the former Sheraton Kaluakoi Hotel on Molokai. Member of The Kaunakakai Filipino Association and The Blessed Damien Catholic Parish.

She is survived by sons, Marlon (Elizabeth G. Nagal) Garces, Mario Garces-Javier, Marino (Bernette “Nessie”) Garces; grandchildren, Celina, Joshua, Marlyssa, Jaylyn, Michael and Marcus; brother, Gerardo C. (Emma) Dela Cuadra; sisters, Isabel C. Dela Cuadra, Iniana C. Cabanting, Guadalupe C. Javier, Bibiana C. Taasan, Dionisia C. Dela Cuadra; numerous nieces, & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (October 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Friday (October 7) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ella M.J. and Dickey H.T. Lau

Posted On September 30th, 2011 -

A TRIBUTE TO
ELLA M.J. AND DICKEY H.T. LAU

On May 23, 1921, Ella Miu Jun Lee was born in Portland, Oregon. At the age of seven, Ella moved to Tai Shan, China, and grew up a diligent, scholarly student.

Dickey Hoon Tuck Lau, born in Honolulu, HI, on July 30, 1923 was raised and nurtured by mother Violet Wong Lau and Grandmother Lau Hong Shee, and initiated his English education at Puuhale Elementary.

Due to the passing of his mother at an early age, Dickey Hoon Tuck and his brother, Hoon Chin, similarly, moved to Canton, China, where they were educated. In June of 1948, Dickey graduated from the New China Institute of Journalism.

Meanwhile, Ella matured into a devout Christian missionary and fervent prayer warrior, affiliating herself with the Assembly of God Seminary and Missions in Hong Kong.

So, it was in China, Dickey and Ella met and on June 2, 1949, married. With Communism looming over China, Ella, along with other missionaries, returned to Hong Kong for safe haven.

During their final preparation to leave Shanghai, Dickey and his brother witnessed China’s downfall to Communism, resulting in Dickey and brother’s detention in a concentration camp. After four months of meticulous planning, twenty-seven prisoners initiated their escape from China via the Yangtze River. After swimming in hypothermic waters and enduring severe conditions, Dickey was one of the two prisoners to escapte to safety.

Dickey traveled relentlessly from Shanghai throught Fuzhou and to Canton, speaking three diferent Chinese dialects, to seek his grandfather’s advice on configuring his escape from China via Hong Kong, the only port of exit, and reentry into America.

After much red tape and logistical challenges, Dickey managed to return to Honolulu, and subsequently arranged the return of Ella and Lurene, born in 1950, to the U.S.A.

When Dickey and Ella arrived in Hawaii, Dickey received information that his brother did not survive the Chinese concentration camp and that grandfather lost his wealth and possessions to Communism.

Dickey wisely chose to be trained vocationally at Honolulu Vocational College and to receive on-th-job training with various plumbing companies.

Dickey and Ella’s family size increased with Rickey in 1952, Shirley Ann in 1953, and Sheila in 1956.

Ella continued her affiliation with the Assembly of God Church in Honolulu, HI. She led the Chinese-speaking Division at Calvary Assembly of God during the years 1956 through 1966.

Meanwhile, Dickey trained and worked locally and abroad as journeyman plumber and later worked as a maintenance handyman for the Hale Kulani Hotel.

For many years Ella and Dickey worked hard and lived frugally. They purchased and sold residential properties in Kalihi, in Palolo, and then in Wahiawa.

In 1974, Dickey and Ella purchased the Park and Shop Launderette, where they maintained and offered the services for 29 years to the Wahiawa community.

On September 12, 2008, Ella Miu Jun Lau, wife of 58 years passed away.

In 2009, Dickey moved to Hardesty St., to enjoy his senior years with his adult children.

Dickey particularly enjoyed patronizing the local shops and eateries. On the evening of Tuesday, July 5, 2011, Dickey was walking to or from some of his favorite neighborhood spots on 10th Avenue, when he sustained extensive injuries in a pedestrian/ automobile collision.

Today, we celebrate the lives of Dickey Hoon Tuck Lau and Ella Miu Jun Lau, their hard work and intense desire to contribute to family and community. The extended family of the Dickey Hoon Tuck Lau and Ella Miu Jun Lau wishes to thank the many people who loved and embraced Dickey and Ella during their long, productive lives. We are forever, humbly grateful and indebted to you.

Dickey and Ella Lau are survived by their four adult children, Lurene Lau, Rickey Lau, Shirley Ann (Lau) Yoshida and Sheila (Lau) Yamaoka; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Donations and condolences may be mailed to: Shirley Ann Yoshida
P. O. Box 861087
Wahiawa, HI 96786

JEANNE (SAKAKIHARA) KANAHELE

Posted On September 30th, 2011 -

JEANNE (SAKAKIHARA) KANAHELE

Wife of the late Dr. George Kanahele, passed away on September 20, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a former school teacher and Pan American flight attendant. A member of World Wings International Hawaii chapter, for many years, she was active in their charitable work.

She is survived by her daughter Joanna, son-in-law Hoku, George Jr. and Kauana.

Family receiving friends at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, at Central Union Atherton Chapel. Service will be at 2 p.m. Private Burial.

Velma Accola Fisher

Posted On September 30th, 2011 -

VELMA ACCOLA FISHER

Age 92, of Kailua, Hawaii passed away peacefully at home on September 28, 2011 with her family by her side. She is survived by sister Mona May Kretzer, son Skip Fisher (Jackie) and daughters Mona Roblin, Luana Brown and Jana Moniz (Dennis), 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A casual celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Kailua Beach Park pavilion.

NANCY NATSUKO HIGASHI

Posted On September 29th, 2011 -

NANCY NATSUKO HIGASHI

Age 80, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away September 13, 2011 in Honolulu. Born August 4, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by son, Ronald (Karen) Higashi; daughters, Sharon Higashi, Wendy (Derek) Kakogawa; brother, Robert Oshiro; sisters, Masako Fukumoto, Sally Oshiro; numerous nephew and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (October 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 4) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.


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