Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

TARSA, EDWARD ALOYSIUS JR.

Posted On September 26th, 2012 -

TARSA, EDWARD ALOYSIUS JR.
79, of Avalon, NJ, formerly of Honolulu, HI, passed away on Sep. 21, 2012. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

SHIRLEY R. JASMIN

Posted On September 25th, 2012 -

SHIRLEY R. JASMIN
Age 52, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 13, 2012 in Aiea. Born June 27, 1960 in San Diego, California.
She is survived by sons, Jeremy J. Duque of CA, Jensen J. (Michelle) Duque; daughters, Jennifer J. (Rolando Gangcuangco) Duque of NV, Julianne Marie J. Duque; 5 grandchildren; mother, Juliana Crisologo; brother, Cedric Jasmin of VA; companion, Miguel Ibarra.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (September 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Saturday (September 29) at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Toshiko Kino

Posted On September 25th, 2012 -

TOSHIKO KINO
82, of Kailua, retired schoolteacher, died September 2 in Shoreline, Washington. Born on Maui, December 2, 1929. Survived by husband, Tetsumi “Tets”, brothers Hidehiko, Minoru “Thomas”, and Manabu Uyehara, son Robert Kino (Cathy), daughter Kathy Tamura (Taiji), and five grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Kojun and Ushi, and brother Takano Uyehara. Service: Saturday, October 6 at 10am, Kailua United Methodist Church: 1110 Kailua Road. Private inurnment. Casual or aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in support of lung cancer research.

MARIA “DELAY” ADELAYDA MOSCOSO

Posted On September 25th, 2012 -

MARIA “DELAY” ADELAYDA MOSCOSO
Age 93, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 17, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born July 19, 1919 in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from the Hawaiian Banana Company, Sand Island.
She is survived by son, Rogelio (OFelia) Magbual; daughters, Imelda (Jaime) Guerrero, Lilia Moscoso, Fely (Robert) Irons, Naty (Arthur) Mendoza, Janet (Winnie) Corpuz; sisters, Bening Gonong of Philippines, Esperanza Guieb of IL; brother, Junior Menor of Philippines; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grand-children.
Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday (October 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

JANICE “LITTLE RAT” KEHAULANI MAHELONA ECIJA

Posted On September 24th, 2012 -

JANICE “LITTLE RAT” KEHAULANI MAHELONA ECIJA
Age 26, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away September 3, 2012 in Aiea. Born December 10, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employed as a receptionist at Salem Radio Station.
She is survived by father, Michael G. Ecija; brother, Gerard (Leilani) Mahelona Ecija; sister, Ashlee Mahelona.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday (September 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SANDRA “SANDI” L. BRADSHAW

Posted On September 24th, 2012 -

SANDRA “SANDI” L. BRADSHAW
Age 53, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away August 29, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born December 30, 1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sandra was formerly employed by the Pacific Beach Hotel.
She is survived by husband, Michael R. Bradshaw; son, Michael K. (Stacy) Bradshaw; daughter, Kelli Sterling; father, Benedicto Cui; brothers, Wayne (Vivian) Cui, Sr., Allan (Jane) Cui, Sr., Carl (Sandra) Cui; sisters, Beryl (Clarence) Senarighi, Beverly “Annie” Alaka’i, Barbara “Bobbie” (Guy) Hosaka; 2 grand-children.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (September 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers, please.

CHARLES M. CHIBANA

Posted On September 23rd, 2012 -

CHARLES M. CHIBANA
Age 92, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 14, 2012 in Pearl City. Born February 13, 1920 in Paukaa, Hilo, HI. He retired from Economy Plumbing and was a member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters 675 Union.
He is survived by wife, Thelma Chibana; sons, Howard Chibana, Kyle (Jerilyn) Chibana; daughters, Kathleen Long, Marvis (Michael) Remboldt, Lanelle (Paul) Guillory; brother, Robert Chibana; sisters, Carol (Fred) Shimabukuro, Elaine Miyashiro; granddaughters, Sumi Long, Kari Remboldt.
Private Services held. Please no monetary gifts or flowers.

CHARLES M. FUJIWARA

Posted On September 23rd, 2012 -

CHARLES M. FUJIWARA
Age 82, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away August 25, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born February 27, 1930 in Haleiwa, Hawaii.
He is survived by wife, Agnes Y. Fujiwara; sons, Dr. Daryl (Janine) Fujiwara, David (Jan) Fujiwara, Jon (Linda) Fujiwara; sister, Jane Fujiwara; 6 grandchildren.
Private services were held. No monetary offerings, please.

Marilyn Ethel Crane

Posted On September 23rd, 2012 -

MARILYN ETHEL CRANE
Was born on March 22, 1947, to Pat and Violet Mooney in Reno, Nevada. She was the middle child and had an older sister, Marsha Mooney Ward (husband Bob) and a younger brother, Patrick Mooney (wife Helen). Her early childhood was filled with activities including learning to swim at the old Riverside Hotel and pioneering the ski hills of Mount Rose. She attended Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School and showed great spirit, although probably not the spirit that the nuns were looking for! Marilyn and best friend Donna were producers, directors and actors in the Whoater Theater which certainly must have served as a stepping off point for many a thespian career. Donna was also the inspiration for joining ballet where Marilyn usually danced in the chorus or played a tree or a flower while Donna basked in the limelight. Miss Archalee’s whacking stick was never far from Marilyn’s feet which is why chocolate eclairs became more desirable than tutus. Junior high was the beginning of public school education. Marilyn joined the band and was mediocre in playing flute, bass clarinet and baritone sax, but later learned that French horn players have great lips for kissing. Marilyn attended Earl Wooster High School, and along with friend Joan M. became the first mascot, the Wooster colt. Four legs protruding from a rather lumpy body provided great entertainment at the football games. Marilyn went on to attend the University of Nevada Reno on a four year Sarah Fleischman scholarship. Her first masters was in home
economics education and her second masters was in counseling and guidance. Both offered her the opportunity to be a compassionate professional in the school system where she was happiest being of service to others. She married James Crane who later died while serving on active duty. They had a son, James. Marilyn thoroughly enjoyed her time with friends and family. Quite the pleasure seeker, she would quite happily spend hard earned money on a holiday, excellent meal or fine wine. She loved to travel and play golf. She toured Europe with her son, James and later with his new family, Kim, Marcus, Daniel and Branon. Marilyn invariably had a smile, joke, or some whimsical remark at the ready. She truly enjoyed life and checked off an impressive bucket list of things to do before you die. She spent 32 years in the educational system working at University of Nevada, Reno High School, Earl Wooster High School in Reno, St. Andrew’s Priory and Fern Elementary School in Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations to : the American Kidney Foundation. Celebration of life service 10 a.m. Thursday (9/27) at Valley of the Temples Chapel; visitation from 9 a.m.

JUNE KURAKO KAUKAU

Posted On September 23rd, 2012 -

JUNE KURAKO KAUKAU
Age 75, of Kailua, passed away September 16, 2012 at Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. Born June 4, 1937 in Kula, Maui.
She is survived by husband, Leroy “Dukie” Kaukau; daughters, Jeri “Lani” (keoni) Darisay, Allyson Kaina, Penny (Darren Opunui) Kaukau, Terrilyn (Stephen) Farmer Kaukau; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 9/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire.

BIKER KAREN KAHAWAI

Posted On September 23rd, 2012 -

In Loving Memory Of My Wife
BIKER KAREN KAHAWAI
She was an angel always helping others. She was so special with a big heart of Gold, why did He take my angel away? Don’t He have enough angels up there in heaven? I need her more than Him, my wife Karen was a big spark plug in my life and everyone around her, the spark is gone in my life, my Biker Karen was a trooper with last weeks on this damn world. She suffer pain every hour of the day but keep on smiling, I want anyone out there to explain to me why did she leave in so much pain, why can’t she go in her sleep? Why anyone? Call me 808-927-3129-and Lets Talk. Aloha Biker Karen
I Will Always Love You,
See You later Biker Karen
Aloha Aloha Aloha
Just me Bolo Kahawai
Your Other Half.

TERRY YASUKICHI ARAKAKI

Posted On September 23rd, 2012 -

TERRY YASUKICHI ARAKAKI
91, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and an Army veteran, passed way on September 11, 2012 in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nancy, son Terance, daughters Carol (Gordon) Steever and Sandy (Les) Honda, brother Thomas (Sally) Arakaki, sister Nancy (Ikito) Muraoka and two grandchildren, Joshua and Daniel. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Frances Purdon

Posted On September 22nd, 2012 -

FRANCES YOUNG PURDON
73 died Sept 5, 2012 in Joplin, MO. She was born Feb 1 1939 in Honolulu, HI and was raised by Antone & Clara Almeida. Survived by her Daughters Lisa, Theresa, & Christina. For full Obit and to leave condolences go to www.friskelfuneralhome.com

JEANETTE BARROGA PAZ

Posted On September 22nd, 2012 -

JEANETTE BARROGA PAZ
Age 71, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 7, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 6, 1940 in Barangay Puspus, Bantay Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired supervisor for Army Air Forces Exchange Services for more than 25 years.
She is survived by sons, Raul Rufo, Roy (EllieRose) Rufo, Jorge (Emily) Rufo, Robert (Sheryl) Rufo; daughters, Rosario (Ted) Behncke, Rosemarie Connally; 14 grand-children; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Emily Paz Moritz, Maricar Lagiwid, Encarnita Paz, Jojo Paz.
Visitation 9 a.m. Friday (September 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12 Noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRUCTUOSO (MARK) MADIJANON

Posted On September 22nd, 2012 -

FRUCTUOSO (MARK) MADIJANON
Survived by (Wife) Theresa Madijanon, (Sons) Matthew Madijanon (Nicole), Michael Madijanon, Miles Madijanon (Tara), Martin Madijanon (KD), Jeffrey Velles (Willyn), (Daughters) Madelene Burke (Devin), Melanie Uyeda (Thomas), Melisa Madijanon, Krytal Madijanon, 22 Grand-children, 20 Great-Grand-chilren, (Sisters) Marion Madijanon, Nancy Hess (Kenneth), and Sally Zailo (Robert).
Everyone knew him as Mark, we knew him as a loving husband, incredible father and great papa.
He was a Carpenter by day, Musician by night and fisherman at heart
Mililani Makai Chapel September 28, 2012, 5:30pm Family Visitation, 6:30pm Service

MILDRED P. BONER

Posted On September 21st, 2012 -

MILDRED P. BONER
Age 85, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 4, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born October 21, 1926 in Maui, Hawaii. Mildred was retired from the Schofield Laundry.
She is survived by husband, Richard Boner; sons, Lee (Laurie) White of Hilo, John (Risa) McDowell, Samuel (Myrna) McDowell; daughters, Barbara (John) Capocciama of CA, Rose (Lawrence) Lapenia; step-brothers, Alfred (Thelma) Pasion of WA, Steven (Susan) Pasion; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (September 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

AMADEO BENIGNO GAMIAO

Posted On September 21st, 2012 -

AMADEO BENIGNO GAMIAO
Age 85, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away September 3, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 3, 1926 in Barrio #5 Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Waialua Sugar Company after 42 yrs of service. Member of Vintaranians of Hawaii.
He is survived by wife, Asuncion B. Gamiao; son, Edgar (Catherine) Gamiao; daughter, Elaine (Robinson Jr.) Cubi; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Honorio (Edna) Gamiao; sister, Damiana Quilang.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (September 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (September 27) at St Michael’s
Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WALTER A.F. ENRIQUEZ

Posted On September 21st, 2012 -

WALTER A.F. ENRIQUEZ
Founder of Na Imi Kupale Iho (Kajukenbo Karate) in Waianae, passed on Sept. 3, 2012. Born Aug. 30, 1948, a retired member of Hawaii Carpenters Union, he was active in the community founding his Martial Arts School, Teaching in Leeward DOE Schools, Boy Scout Troop 162 and a AYSO Coach. Survived by Wife-Gloria Enriquez, Sons- Walter Enriquez, Jr. & David Enriquez (Vennessa Bassette-Keohuhu) and Grandaughter JessicaDale Bassette-Enriquez. Sisters- Annie Enriquez & Shirley (Larry) Nagasawa; and, many nephews, & nieces. Services on Sat., Sept. 29 at Mililani Memorial Mauka. Visitation 6pm Service 7pm. Casual Attire or Martial Arts Gi and Belt are welcome.

Gwendolyn Ruth Hines Costello

Posted On September 21st, 2012 -

GWENDOLYN RUTH HINES COSTELLO
Passed away at home in Burien, WA at 87 with her daughter and her grandson Spencer at her side on July 17th 2012.
She had moved with her husband Frank and two children to Hawaii in 1969. A nurse for over 60 years, she followed her passion of ensuring and safeguarding the health and safety of military dependent women and children in the Pacific. Her husband predeceased her in 1978.
In her last years, her eyesight failed her and she reluctantly moved to the northwest to live with her daughter’s family.
She is survived by her sister, Candace, daughter Maura (Robert), her son James and grandsons Griffin, Adam and Spencer.
Interment of her ashes will take place at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make a donation to the charity of your choice in her name.

William B. Hassler

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

WILLIAM B. HASSLER
March 18, 1932 –
September 20, 2002
IN MEMORIAM
“And when like her, O Saki, you shall pass
Among the guests star-scattered on the grass,
And in your joyous errand reach the spot
Where I made one-turn down an empty glass!”
Omar Khayyam

RANDY LEE KARNS

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

RANDY LEE KARNS
Randy Lee Karns passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the age of 65. He is predeceased by his parents, Coye and Genevieve Karns. Randy is survived by his loving wife, Jackie, of 34 years; daughter Lori Karns and her husband, Matt Spitz, of New York City; daughter Kelly Karns and her fiancé, John Gardner, of San Francisco; brother Gerald Karns of Lead, South Dakota; and brother Larry Karns and his wife, Rickie, of Spearfish, South Dakota.
Randy grew up in the small gold mining town of Central City, South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1969, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Immediately after graduation, he started his accounting career at Arthur Andersen & Co in Los Angeles, CA. He worked his way up in the ranks from a Staff position in 1969 to Manager in 1974 and in 1980 he was admitted to the Worldwide Partnership. In 1982 he co-founded and became the Managing Partner of the Hawaii Office of Arthur Andersen. In the 30+ years he was there, Randy opened doors for hundreds of others. Whether he was helping existing clients, meeting with business leaders in the community, or mentoring aspiring young accountants, Randy’s leadership, integrity, and business acumen were critical in making Andersen one of the most well-respected accounting firms in Honolulu. In 2002, Andersen shut its doors, but not before Randy conceived of and led the reinvention of the Firm by acquiring the Hawaii practice, retaining its employees and clients, and creating a new practice currently known as KMH LLP. Under Randy’s leadership, the Hawaii office of Arthur Andersen is the only surviving office worldwide.
Throughout his career, Randy lead, mentored, and achieved. At the end of the day, that made everyone around him successful. The reputation he built and lifelong friends he has made during his career are a testament of his character and success. Randy recognized that education, hard work, and integrity were pillars to his success and as a result, he strove to pass these values on to his daughters and other young accountants and mentees.
Randy enjoyed all sports whether he was a participant or an observer. He played high school football, basketball and was an avid skier. Randy enjoyed collecting wine, but found even more pleasure in sharing a glass with family and friends. However, Randy’s true passion was music. To Randy, “music gave a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” (Plato) He loved to listen to vinyl records and had an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz albums and musicians. Most of all, he loved playing his trumpet each summer alongside his daughters and lifelong friends in the Northern Hills Community Band in Deadwood, South Dakota. This was his 50th year playing in ‘The Band’. His wife, Jackie, was always right there cheering them on and Randy was quick to credit Jackie for her unwavering support of both his career and the upbringing of their daughters. He spoke with pride, thankfulness and love of how she would read to Lori and Kelly every night. It was just one example of the bond and love they shared.
Randy will always be remembered with great admiration as a leader in the community. He was a person of high integrity, extreme thoughtfulness and widespread generosity. Randy was a loving husband, father and friend.
To honor Randy’s request, there will be no funeral service.
To continue Randy’s legacy of mentorship and community leadership, an endowed scholarship fund at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa to support students pursuing a degree in accountancy will be established in his honor. Memorial gifts may be sent payable to “UH Foundation” with a note “Randy Karns Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Accountancy” to UH Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270 or you may give online at www.uhfoundation.org.

LEONARD FRANCIS ARIOLA

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

LEONARD FRANCIS ARIOLA
Age 58, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away August 31, 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 19, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employed at Pearl Harbor Naval Exchange for over 30 years.
He is survived by brother, Pastor R. Ariola; sisters, Christina Meller, Lydia Kapololu.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (September 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Wednesday (September 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12 Noon Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ELAINE NORIKO SAKAITANI

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

ELAINE NORIKO SAKAITANI
Age 93, of Honolulu, HI, passed away August 22, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 20, 1919 in Ewa Plantations, Ewa, Hawaii. A Nutritionist at the Palama Settlement, and a volunteer for Meals On Wheels.
She is survived by sisters, Alice Nakano and Laura Bingo of CA.
Private Services were held.

LEONARD S. GONSALVES

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

LEONARD S. GONSALVES
Age 68, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away September 3, 2012 in Kona. Born August 11, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the Navy League and the Koa Puna Motorcycle Club. Retired from the State Department of Corrections.
He is survived by spouse, Anita Gonsalves; daughter, Teresa Gonsalves; sons, William S. Gonsalves, Michael J. (Malia) Gonsalves; 7 grand-children.
Visitation 9:15 a.m. Monday (September 24) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Jennifer Hing Wai Wu Chan

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

JENNIFER HING WAI WU CHAN
Age 62, died in her home on September 13, 2012. She was born under communist rule in China on August 26, 1950, and the youngest of six children. She endured persecution and ridicule as the child of a “land owner” and was forbidden from pursuing a university education.
In 1972, at the young age of 22, she escaped China and received amnesty in Hong Kong. While there, she worked a number of demeaning jobs to save enough money in order to create a better life for herself. By 1974 she received a coveted opportunity to immigrate to Honolulu, Hawaii. When she first stepped foot on American soil, she didn’t speak a word of English and had less than a hundred dollars to her name.
Jennifer toiled in the restaurant business for more than 35 years and learned how to speak English by phonetically studying menus and conversing with customers who quickly grew to love and admire her. Through her courage, hard work, and perseverance Jennifer went on to own and operate a number of restaurants in Hawaii: Chan’s Dim Sum and Wonton Restaurant and Chan’s Chinese Restaurant on South King Street, Chan’s Gourmet Buffet on Nimitz Highway, and Little Village Noodle House in Chinatown. To date, Little Village has won more than 20 awards for outstanding service and cuisine including numerous Hale Aina and Ilima awards. The restaurant has also been positively reviewed by the New York Times, Zagat, Fodor’s, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Jennifer was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in November 2008 and fought courageously against the disease for almost four years. She relocated to New York City in 2010 to begin receiving treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital. While there, she underwent two stem cell transplants, but ultimately lost her battle against cancer. Jennifer was brought back to Hawaii to spend her remaining days and passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.
Jennifer Hing Wai Chan touched the lives of every single person she encountered and will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, lifelong friend, and a respected leader. She will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, please give generously to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/jenniferchan or at 1-866-815-9501.
Public visitation will take place at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea Street, on September 23, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The memorial service will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by burial at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, at 2:30 p.m.
Jennifer is survived by husband Kenneth, son Brian, daughter Janna, daughter-in-law Aimee, brothers Paul and How Ming Wu, sisters Qing Xiang and Qing Hung Wu, and grandchildren Ellie and Connor.

MARY TAGLE ELLASOS

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

MARY TAGLE ELLASOS
Age 94, of Waialua, HI, passed away September 13, 2012 in Waialua. Born September 15, 1917 in Koloa, Kauai, HI. Predeceased by sons, Alfred Boncalesa Kilantang, Jr., Frederick Russell Kilantang.
She is survived by sons, Errol Eugene (Lynnette) Kilantang, Gilbert Wayne (Lori Ann) Kilantang; daughters, Barbara Jean (Richard) Orillo, Carmencita May (John) Isabelo, Donna (Raymond) Imbo; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (September 25) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ROBERT KEKUMU ELLIS

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

ROBERT KEKUMU ELLIS
88, passed away on September 10, 2012 after a lengthy illness. A private family graveside inurnment service was held at Diamond Head Memorial Cemetery.
Robert Kekumu Ellis, Bob or Kumu as family called him, was the eldest of seven children born to William Ellis and Maraea Pihaleo Ellis at Nawiliwili, Kaua’i on February 19, 1924. He graduated from Kauai High School where he was an active student leader, talented artist, violinist and thespian and was elected Student Body President in his senior year.
After high school, Bob was a University of Hawaii ROTC cadet on December 7, 1941, and was immediately pressed into service with the Hawai’i Territorial Guard. After the emergency was deemed over, he worked as an Instrument Maker at Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard until drafted. After he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Ground Forces Pacific, he enrolled at Harvard University from which he graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Bob’s first job after college was as a civilian Military Occupational Standards Job Analyst operating out of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He conducted time-motion studies for all the newly created military jobs, including various levels of rocket scientists at White Sands in New Mexico, and other new positions at sites around the country. After two years, this project was complete and military job descriptions for all newly created jobs were adopted and became operative.
Following that special assignment, Bob was hired by the Washington Daily News. Within a few months, he participated in a national test being circulated by IBM for a proposed publications project. Of those who participated nationally screened, Bob was one of five top candidates selected for special training by IBM with Scripps-Howard Publishing Company. IBM selected Bob to take their specialized training and hired him to implement the “first ever” project to computerize Scripps-Howard publishing sites in Cincinnati, Denver, Memphis and Washington,
D.C. Quite a challenge and responsibility for a Hawaiian boy from Kaua’i! He directed the installation and personally programmed operational capabilities in all four cities. His job done, Bob left for other opportunities.
After the IBM/Scripps Howard project was over, Bob was hired by the Washington Post and started experimenting with computerizing art and graphics to be used in advertisements for various media. Talented as an artist, Bob was involved in the early computer technology which became more fashionable and interesting to use in news and magazine ads. A side benefit was brushing elbows with consulting customers like Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor and others. Before retiring, he trained the next generation of computer professionals in the potentials for creativity in the field.
The exciting things that he was doing, mostly on the leading edge of technical advancement, the accessibility of outstanding theatrical and stage shows, fast paced developments in a variety of fields, and much more captivated Bob, so his return trip from Harvard to Hawai’i after graduation was delayed for approximately 40 years. Therefore, Bob had to be satisfied in the interim with ono Hawaiian food and Hawai’i news through the mail or visiting relatives and friends. Auwe! Finally, Bob returned home in the year 2003 and resided in Moanalua Valley with his widowed sister.
We celebrate the life of Robert Kekumu “Bob” Ellis who in his quiet, unassuming, creative way has made significant contributions in every field of his interest and involvement. This modest and self-effacing bright Native Hawaiian has shown all who follow what exciting and significant contributions we can make to benefit us all when we strive for excellence in performing while having fun in the excitement of living.
Friends will remember the different facets of this complex, highly intelligent free spirit who enjoyed every talent with which the Almighty blessed him.
He is survived by siblings: Winona Ellis Rubin, Edith U. Ellis, Patrick H. Ellis of Honolulu and Dorothy Ellis Zeffiro of Lihue, Kauai; nephew, William Ellis Zeffiro and his family, Keola B. (Kyla) Zeffiro, Jordyn Zeffiro, of Lihue, Kauai, nephew: Frank (Laurie) Zeffiro III, of Torrington, Connecticut, and niece, Winona (Shane) Nelson, Seth and Mia, of Boise, Idaho. Also surviving are numerous William Ellis ‘ohana.

Stanley G. Harlan

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

STANLEY G. HARLAN
August 21, 1922 –
Sept 12, 2012
Stanley G. Harlan, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired AT&T electrical engineer and Navy Mechanic died peacefully in his home. Stanley was a dedicated member of the Honolulu Elks Club, President of The Classic Birds of Paradise Thunderbird Car Club, and The Hawaii Yacht Club. Loved by all, he is survived by wife Billie Harlan, a sister, four children Bob, Stan, John, Karen and seven grand-children. A public service will be held on Thursday September 20, 2012 at the Honolulu Elks Club, 2933 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu at 9 A.M. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Elks Club.

EMILIO CALUCAG GANIRON

Posted On September 18th, 2012 -

EMILIO CALUCAG GANIRON
Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 26, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born August 22,
1927 in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired employee of the City & County of Honolulu. An active member of Bethel Chapel Assembly of God, Waipahu.
He is survived by wife, Pacita Asuncion Ganiron; sons, Alfredo (Flordeliza) Ganiron, Emilio Ganiron Jr.; daughters, Ermilinda (Bernardo) Baguio, Aimee Ganiron; 17 grand-children; 20 great-grand-children.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (September 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (September 24) 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 Attire. Flowers Welcome.

YOSHIE TANAKA

Posted On September 18th, 2012 -

YOSHIE TANAKA
Age 91, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away August 8, 2012 in Aiea. Born February 8, 1921 in Kapoho, Hawaii. A member of the Pearl City Hongwanji. A volunteer for Dana.
She is survived by son, Randal (Coryn) Tanaka; daughter, Naomi Tanabe; brother, Nobuchika Santo; 5 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (September 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran