Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

WESLEY H. RICHARDSON

Posted On April 22nd, 2011 -

WESLEY H. RICHARDSON

Wesley H. Richardson born March 20, 1930 in Stoughton, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a Champion of a Man to his family, friends, and to all who knew him.
Wes was a member of the legendary Richardson curling team in the early 1960s. Wes along with his cousins Ernie, Arnold, and Sam have received many honors due to their record winning four time Canadian and World Championships. This record has yet to be broken.
A resident of Kailua for 34 years, Wes was the beloved husband of Arlene and father to Kirt (Carol), Kathy (Tracy) Fuchs, Margo Rauliuk, and Gregory Richardson. His grandchildren, Tiana, Nolan, Reed, and Chris, were the light of his life. He also leaves his brother Norman (Irene). Following his retirement from the BHP Refinery & Gas Plant (Tesoro) in 1992, Wes has spent many hours each week volunteering his electrical and maintenance capabilities at Kailua United Methodist Church. As a life long athlete, his first and greatest love was hockey. His other passions were baseball, curling, long distance cycling, and running marathons.
Wes fought prostate cancer for many years and succumbed to this dreadful disease at home on April 16, 2011 with his family by his side.
A celebration of Wes’s life will be held at Kailua United Methodist Church on April 23, 2011. Visitation at 10:00 A.M. Service at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a designated fund to Kailua United Methodist Church or St. Francis Hospice.

AMBROSE M. COSTA “JR.”

Posted On April 22nd, 2011 -

AMBROSE M. COSTA “JR.”

October 20, 1926 – April 06, 2011

Jr., as he was known to many, was a 24/7 Believer and exemplified the following 1 Corinthians verse.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grand-father and brother. He was a decorated WWII Veteran. He was employed with the City and County of Honolulu until he retired in 1985 with over 40 years of service.

Ambrose was preceded in death by, his wife of 32 years, Betty Aiau Costa and son Russell Negrillo. He is survived by nine children: Ambrose M Costa III (Skip), Debra Costa Collender (Bonnie), Alicia M Costa (Penny), Cristina Livesay, Emma Lumives, Janet Moniz, Daniel Negrillo, John Negrillo and Jaymes Negrillo. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, brother, Gordon M Costa (Helen Pagan Costa) and sisters, Kathleen Gomes (Joyce) and Charlotte Perry (June).

A memorial service to honor Ambrose will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Borthwick Mortuary- Mauka Chapel, located at 1330 Maunakea Street. Friends are welcome to visit from 9:00 am., with the service to begin at 10:00 am. Ambrose will be laid to rest at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

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.

HELEN CHOCK JENG WONG

Posted On April 21st, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

HELEN CHOCK JENG WONG

Age 96, of Aiea, passed away March 29, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center East. Born January 17, 1915 in Canton, China.

She is survived by son, Wah Lun (Lena) Wong; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Private services were held.

JANE KANE YAMAKI

Posted On April 21st, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

JANE KANE YAMAKI

Age 98, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away April 11, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born May 8, 1912 in Shizuoka, Japan.

She is survived by sons, James T. (Marilyn) Yamaki, Edwin Y. (Patti) Yamaki; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

TERRY “REMING” V. LARIOSA

Posted On April 21st, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

TERRY “REMING” V. LARIOSA

Age 84, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away March 31, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born October 1, 1926 in Cebu, Philippines.

He is survived by son, Derek (Nani) Lariosa; 1 granddaughter, Darilyn (Victor) Salvador; 4 grandsons, Darin Torda, Dean Torda, Dominic Lariosa, Damien (Ramona) Lariosa; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (April 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:15 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

WILLIAM “BILLY” MARSHALL

Posted On April 21st, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

WILLIAM “BILLY” MARSHALL

Age 71, of Aiea, HI, passed away April 4, 2011 in Waianae, HI. Born February 25, 1939 in Honolulu, HI. A retired warehouseman from BOC Gases, Gaspro, Teamsters Local Union 996. Of Old Halawa Housing, Aiea Elementary and Intermediate School, Class of ’54. He played for the Golden Eagle Team of the Makua Ali’i Senior Softball League and the Aiea Bowl Community League.

He is survived by sons, Gene Guy Marshall, William Guy Marshall Jr., Jon Ira Marshall; brothers, Lloyd (Nita) Marshall, Robert (Jeannie) Plude of Nevada, Robin Street of Indiana; sister, Donna Marshall of Indiana; 1 grandson; nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran
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