Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Jane Masaye Yamao

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

JANE MASAYE YAMAO 87, of Pearl City, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2013 at the Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born on November 7, 1925 in Wailuku, Maui. Jane was predeceased by her husband, Sam Isamu Yamao; sister, Alma Fukunaga and sister-in-law Rene (Glenn) Kaya. She is survived by her son, Jon N. Yamao, daughters Corinne (Daniel) Oishi and Valerie (Derrick) Nishimura; grandchildren, Tina Uemoto, Kris Murakami, Reid Oishi, Chad Nishimura, Nicole Yoshida and Michelle Nishimura; great-grand- children, Matthew and Kaitlyn Uemoto and Jolie and Cole Murakami; siblings, Toshimasa (Nancy) Nitta, and Helen Ohigashi; sisters-in-law, Harriet Matsuda and Kathleen Higashi. Visitation wil be held from 9:00am to 10:00am on Friday, July 26 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; Services will begin at 10:00am. Casual attire.

TOSHIO IHA

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

TOSHIO IHA Age 81, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away May 25, 2013 at Nuuanuh Hale. Born January 15, 1932 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. He was a Machinist. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is survived by brothers, Yukio (Chie) Iha, Fumio Iha; sisters, Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Sumiko (Walter) Konishi. Private services were held. No monetary condolences.

NASARIO “SARIO” BALTAZAR REMIGO

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

NASARIO “SARIO” BALTAZAR REMIGIO Age 90 of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 10, 2013 in Aiea. Born October 6, 1922 in Brgy 23, Dungal, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Agcaoili Masonry. He is survived by wife, Felicidad Remigio; son Lolito (Magilyn) Remigio; 3 grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday (July 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. on Monday (July 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Frederick Charles Aiwohi Sr.

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

FREDERICK CHARLES AIWOHI SR. 53, of Honolulu, passed away July 4, 2013 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu. He was a Carpenter for J&J Maintenance at Tripler. Survived by wife, Jamie Lynn Aiwohi; sons, Frederick Aiwohi Jr., Jonah Aiwohi; daughters, Brianne Aiwohi – Pokorny, Jesse Aiwohi; two grandchildren; parents, John Aiwohi Jr. & Lani Aiwohi; brothers, Ipo Aiwohi, Anthony “Budge” Aiwohi, John Aiwohi III, Paul Fukuda; sisters, Cissy Bright, Jaydee Aiwohi; Visitation 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday July 18, 2013 at Star of the Sea Church (4470 Aliikoa Street); Mass 11 a.m.; Private Scattering on Friday; Casual attire.

Conception “Connie” Miller

Posted On July 15th, 2013 -

CONCEPTION CONNIE MILLER Age 85 of Honolulu, Hawaii died on June 29, 2013 at her residence. She was born August 3, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She retired from Hawaiian Telephone Company. She was a member of the Waialae Baptist Church. Survived by: daughter: Jan K. (Bob) Thomas; sons: Eugene “Kini” W. (Penny) Miller, Jr. and Robert K. (Beverly) Miller; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sister: Dolores Jeremiah. Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Waialae Baptist Church. Service at 10:00 a.m. Graveside service at 12:45 p.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha Attire

Frank K. “Frankie”, “Big Frank”, “Unko” Lodl

Posted On July 15th, 2013 -

FRANK K. FRANKIE, BIG FRANK, UNKO LODL Sept 8,1944 – June 29, 2013 68, of Pearl City, a retired Local 3 Operating Engineer with Grace Pacific, passed away in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Waialua, Oahu. He is survived by wife Marjorie M. “Cordeiro” Lodl, Beloved “Kitty Cats”, brothers James and Roy (Marie); sister Lois Pacolba; nieces and nephews. Private family time 9-10am, Visitation 10-11am , Services 11am-12 noon, Saturday, July 20 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Casual Attire.

Frederico F. Caluya

Posted On July 15th, 2013 -

FREDERICO F. CALUYA Age 88 of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 12, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born February 1, 1925 in Maui, HI. Frederico was a member of the United States Army, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1572 and First Filipino Infantry Regiment. He is survived by wife, Adalina Caluya; sons, Frederico (Mei-Ling) Caluya, Jr. of CA, Michael (Debbie) Caluya of CA, Patrick Caluya of CA; daughters, Loretta “Lori” Caluya Gaboya of CA, Elaine (Kim) Caluya Tuey of CA, Diane (Leo) Caluya Tokunaga, Natalie Caluya of CA; 9 grandchildren 6 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (July 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

Margareta Susan Dahlsten Hughes

Posted On July 14th, 2013 -

MARGARETA SUSAN DAHLSTEN HUGHES Susan, 84, died peacefully in her sleep in Annapolis, MD on June 8, 2013 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Changchun, China on Feb 18, 1929 to Swedish missionary parents; received her BS in nursing from The Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles in 1950; married William H. Hughes in 1954; served as an officer in the US Army; and dedicated her lifetime to service, travel and adventure. A 35 year resident of Honolulu, Hawaii, she worked with Head Start in Palolo and Palama Settlement and nursing at both Queen’s Hospital and Tripler Army Medical Center. Her interests were education, science, nutrition, mental and physical health, travel, and reading. She competed in several Honolulu marathons completing her last at age 65. Her overriding passion was her family who she now leaves behind: four children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson who will miss her endless love, enthusiasm, energy, and faith. She is also survived by one brother and sister and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Organization.

FREDERICK CHARLES AIWOHI, SR.

Posted On July 14th, 2013 -

FREDERICK CHARLES AIWOHI SR. 53, of Honolulu, passed away July 4, 2013 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu. He was a Carpenter for J&J Maintenance at Tripler. Survived by wife, Jamie Lynn Aiwohi; songs, Frederick Aiwohi Jr., Jonah Aiwohi; daughters, Brianne Aiwohi – Pokorney, Jesse Aiwohi; two grandchildren; parents, John Aiwohi Jr. & Lani Aiwohi; brothers, Ipo Aiwohi, Anthony “Budge” Aiwohi, John Aiwohi III, Paul Fukuda; sister, Cissy Bright, Jaydee Aiwohi; Visitation 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday July 18, 2013 at Star of the Sea Church (4470 Aliikoa Street); Mass 11 a.m.; Private Scattering on Friday; Casual attire.

JANET “JACKIE” CLAIRE LEHUA OANA LIU

Posted On July 14th, 2013 -

JANET JACKIE CLAIRE LEHUA OANA LIU 80, died on May 29, 2013 in Tyler, TX. She was born on November 7, 1932 to the late John Alexander Oana, Sr. & Adeline (Alfonso) Oana. She graduated in 1950 from Sacred Hearts Academy. On July 19, 1952 she married Paul Everett Shoon Fo Liu. Jackie is survived by her brother John A. Oana, Jr. of WA, and her 7 children: Mary T.K. Alden of TX; Lauralynn H. DeNisi of CA; Curtis P. Liu, Garvin J. Liu, and Gregory J. Liu of Oahu, HI; Damianne L. Geppert of MI; and James E. Liu of FL. Jackie is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren, and other family members. Jackie is preceded in death by her husband Paul Everett S.F. Liu, her sister Blanche “Ceci” K. Kaaihue, and her brother Francis K. Oana. Visitation at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Borthwick Mortuary, followed by Celebration-of-Life Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers & leis welcome. Private graveside service the next day for immediate family only.

EICHI KANEMORI

Posted On July 14th, 2013 -

EICHI KANEMORI Age 92 of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 23, 2013 in Pearl City. Born June 18, 1921 in Kawailoa, HI. Eichi was self employed. He is survived by son, David Kanemori; daughter, Faye (Wayne) Ichimura; sister-in-law Miyoko Kamida; nieces & nephews. Private Services were held.

BENJAMIN M.B.Q.U. MIZUKAMI

Posted On July 14th, 2013 -

BENJAMIN M.B.Q.U. MIZUKAMI Age 33 of Waianae, HI, passed away June 25, 2013 in Honolulu. Born May 8, 1980 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by son, Dalton Mizukami; daughters, Francisca Mizukami, Jennifer Mizukami; mother, Yodie Mizukami’; brother, Duson Mizukami; grandma, Alma Malo; companion, Jaecee Chombis. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (July 20) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcomed.

Joanne Russell Hamamoto

Posted On July 14th, 2013 -

JOANNE RUSSELL HAMAMOTO 83, died on June 29, surrounded by her family and loved ones. The daughter of Ralph and Lela Russell, Joanne was born on May 29, 1930 and raised in Long Beach, California with her older brother Robert. She graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High where she was President of the Phi Gamma Chi Sorority. She moved to Hawaii in 1956 and worked at Bank of Hawaii before marrying Howard Hamamoto in 1959 and raising a family of four children: David, Pam, Mark and Paul. Later, she ran the Punahou Summer School office for over 2 decades. Loved by all who knew her, Joanne’s optimistic outlook and her internal strength made her a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her husband and children and six grandchildren Mia, Neil, Lucy and Kate Hamamoto and Justin and Jessie Kaull and devoted in-laws Marty and Margaret Hamamoto and Kurt Kaull. Private services. No flowers. In memory of Joanne, the family requests donations be made to the Joanne Hamamoto Endowed Financial Aid Fund at Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.

JOHN GRANVILLE

Posted On July 14th, 2013 -

JOHN GRANVILLE Born in the Red Fort, New Delhi, India, March 1935, the first of three sons to Fort Commander, Major William Henry Bean, RIASC, and Elsie May nee Ayling. The family would leave the summer heat of New Delhi and travel by train to Lake Dahl in the mountains of Kashmir. On one journey, he could not understand why one family was taking their grandparents off the train and leaving them at the train station because they could no longer support them. At age 10, As India was progressing towards independence, his family sailed to UK passing through the Suez Canal on VE day May 1945 with two German war boats trailing behind. A free bottle of beer, bar of chocolate and a shilling was given to each passenger regardless of age to celebrate. The 3 siblings swapped their beer with sailors for chocolate or a shilling. His family settled in Sussex. Life in England, post -WWll consisted of rations and vegetable gardens tended by children were all common. The family had hens so they were able to barter for other necessities. John’s love of travel began early in life. At age 15, having saved money from odd jobs, gardening, selling eggs, he bicycled off thru several countries to attend the European Council Meeting. He spent summers in Sweden and the South of France as an English language tutor. He entered the British RASC and graduated 2nd in his class. As a Lieutenant, he served two years in Penang Malaya. Upon returning to England he entered Magdalen College, Oxford University on scholarship and graduated ‘ 55 & ’56. He worked several years in advertising in Milan, Italy and spoke fluent Italian and French enjoying ‘La Dolce Vita’. Armed with wit, intelligence and charm, he sailed under the Verrazano Bridge on the SSnited States arriving in NYC, September 1963 with a promise of a job and $500 cash. He worked on Madison Avenue for several advertising and consumer product companies. At Philip Morris, USA he was Brand Manager for Benson Hedges and later Virginia Slims. He was instrumental in promoting the first major women’s sporting competition, The Virginia Slims Invitational Tennis Tournament, featuring Billie Jean King, Rosie Casals and Chris Evert. This was the first time women athletes were paid comparable prize money as male athletes. He dabbled in real estate in NYC, the Hamptons and Tortola, BVI. He purchased an 1840 brownstone In the King- Charlton -Vandam Historical district with a business partner for $85K in 1968. Obtained a payday loan from the local social club at the corner charging 25% interest rates to make the down payment. Two years later purchased the brownstone next door. In the Hamptons, moved a small Victorian cottage in Water Mill about 500 feet from the right side of the LIRR tracks to the wrong side. After retiring from Philip Morris, USA did international marketing consultant work before moving to Hawaii in the early 1980’s. A past President of the Hawaii Loa Ridge Homeowners Association, John was objective, focused and a tough negotiator. He hated conflict but relished a good hot debate of political, economic or social issues. He loved history, music, opera, gardens, architecture and the classics. He is survived by two brothers, David and Robin and several nieces and nephews in England. John’s remains were donated to the Univ. of Hawaii Medical School’s Willed Body Program for medical research. Friends held a celebration of life in Honolulu. His family held a memorial in England on 07July13. Contributions in memory of John may be made to your favorite charity or to Magdalen College thru The Americans for Oxford, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, 32nd flr, NY, NY 10110. I’m off to eager student’s hands and then, through fire, my small starstuff paddled to the ocean tides. So I, in many years to come, may fall on highest mounts, flow down the holy river, Dewali nights around, swim again where Shelley swam and died, pass Verrazano’s lovely span, wash up on Hampton golden dunes where love and I did lie and come to England’s green and pleasant fields, I, Rotherman, will join it’s tiny stream again and drift, with cricket sounds around, past bluebelled woods, pubs, schools and sacred stones, back here to my sweet home. These all I’ve lived and loved, and been loved too. So what was lost is found, was old is now brand new. To those I’ve loved my dearest thanks, and now, adieu! RED FORT, INDIA 08 Mar 1935 JOHN GRANVILLE HONOLULU, USA 12 May 2013

Lynn Leiko Honma

Posted On July 14th, 2013 -

LYNN LEIKO HONMA June 12, 2013 Lynn Leiko Honma, 66, of Honolulu, an administrator for The Service Group, died in Islands Hospice Palolo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Russell; sons Darryl Yamashiro, Craig Yamashiro and Jared Yamashiro; brother Melvin Tsubota; and 5 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:00 pm Thursday, July 18th at Borthwick Mortuary – Vineyard Chapel. Services: 6:00 pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herbert W. J. Chun

Posted On July 14th, 2013 -

HERBERT W.J. CHUN Memorial service July 20, 2013 Herbert W.J. Chun of Honolulu, a retired specialty contractor, and an Army veteran who served in Korea, passed away at The Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Pearl City and graduated from Iolani School and the University of Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeanne ; sons Dr. Allan (Ronny Fujimoto), daughters Carol Craddock (Dr. David), Cathy Chun (Kevin Salsbury), and Claire Chun; four grandchildren: Kevin Chun, Aleina Chun, Christopher Craddock, Keilani Jean Gardner. Memorial service at St. Peter’s Church, (1317 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu), on Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. No flowers; donations to St. Peter’s Church and Iolani School, (563 Kamoku Street 96826, Honolulu) Lunch to follow in parish hall. Inurnment held in April at Punchbowl Cemetary. His niche is engraved with “loving, loyal, faithful servant of God”

Robert G. “Bob” Kinzler

Posted On July 13th, 2013 -

Robert G. “Bob” Kinzler Of Grants Pass, OR, passed away on June 14, 2013 at the age of 91. Bob was born in Newark, NJ on March 7, 1922. He was a WWII veteran and joined the army in 1940. He was stationed at Schofield Barracks on Oahu when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Bob loved Hawaii and returned to settle in Aiea on Oahu in 1954, after earning a BS degree in chemical engineering in NJ. He was employed by C&H Sugar and worked at the refinery in Aiea for 30 years. After retiring from C&H, Bob volunteered at the Arizona Memorial, as a Pearl Harbor Survivor, for 26 years. Bob moved to Grants Pass in April 2012, to live with his daughter JoAnn. Bob’s many interests included shell and stamp collecting, Junior Achievement, announcing his daughter’s swim meets and researching the family genealogy. He was an avid reader of non-fiction. He will be remembered for his integrity, intelligence, courage and strength of character. Bob will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors include daughters, JoAnn Krug, Karen Strang, Sue Manteiga, and stepdaughter Mary Kua; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Jane, second wife Esther, his parents, 2 brothers and sister. Donations can be made in his memory to Pacific Historic Parks, 94-1187 Ka Uka Blvd, Waipahu, HI 96797. Aloha and Mahalo to his Hawaii ohana. A hui ho kakou

FEDERICO L. MADAMBA

Posted On July 12th, 2013 -

FEDERICO L. MADAMBA Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 31, 2013 in Kapolei. Born Sept. 27, 1929 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. An active member of Ngabangab International Association. He is survived by wife, Emilia Madamba of WA; sons, Elpidio (Leila) Madamba, Cardelito (Connie) Madamba, Ignacio (Justina) Madamba of Hawaii Island, Romeo Madamba, Nelson (Mariethez) Madamba; daughters, Emilda (Florencio) Pacada, Elizabeth (German) Cacal, Marilou (Leonardo) Agliam, Florita Evans, Nora (Francisco) Domingo, Janet (Randolf) Ganutan. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (July 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcomed.

RODEL ALCONCEL BARTOLOME

Posted On July 12th, 2013 -

RODEL ALCONCEL BARTOLOME Age 37, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 17, 2013 in Honolulu. Born Jan. 1, 1976 in Honolulu. He is survived by parents, Rogelio and Maria Bartolome Sr.; brothers, Rogelio (Sheryll) Bartolome Jr., Ronnie Bartolome Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcomed.

KAREN DIANE CABALCE

Posted On July 12th, 2013 -

KAREN DIANE CABALCE Age 56, of Mareno Valley, CA, passed away June 4, 2013 in Loma Linda, CA. Born October 29, 1956 in Pasadena, CA. She was employed as a supply clerk for over 20 years. She is survived by husband, Kenneth A. Cabalce; daughter, Jenna Lee Guerrero; son, Kevin Daniel Cabalce; sisters, Leslie (David) Jacobs, Patti Thomas, Julie Holland; 3 grand children; Mother-in-law, Agnes Cabalce. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Parkl. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcomed.

SEMON DANO

Posted On July 12th, 2013 -

SEMON DANO Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 8, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 28, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. Retired Sergeant Major, United States Army Reserve, Headquarters 1X Corps, 100th Battalion, 442D Infantry. He is survived by wife, Lydia Olivares Dano; sons, Gary (Theresa) Dano, Gilbert (Robyn) Dano, Gordon (Lani) Dano, Guy (Lani) Dano; daughers, Greathia (Calvin) Acosta, Gail (Craig) Keao; 17 grandchildren, 43 great-grand children; 2 great-great-grand children; brothers, Pedro (Matilda) Dano, Gabriel (Faye) Dano. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 17) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcomed.

Diane J Tim

Posted On July 12th, 2013 -

DIANE J TIM July 31, 1948 June 23, 2009 Beloved mother, wife, grandmother and sister will be laid to rest with her mother on July 15, 2013 at Diamond Head Memorial Park at the gravesite. Service will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Surviving Diane is her husband Letwell Tim, son Errol and, Ralph, daughter’s Suzette, and Colette, four grandchildren, Sisters Jane, Sandra, Beverly, and Brother Gilbert.

Russell Tiffany Russell Roland Yoshiaki Kahakauila Tiffany

Posted On July 12th, 2013 -

RUSSELL TIFFANY RUSSELL ROLAND YOSHIAKI KAHAKAUILA TIFFANY God’s special gift, skied to Heaven Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Two years ago, Russell got hooked on skiing at Mt. Charleston, and decided to pursue his dream of becoming a professional park skier, moving to Mt. Hood, Ore. this past October. Born Aug. 29, 1989, in Fremont, Calif., he lived most of his life in Hawaii and Las Vegas. He excelled in everything he did, soccer, baseball, basketball, playing football and volleyball for Rancho High School, where he graduated in 2008. He loved body boarding, was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and an amazing paintball player. Russell earned the first full-ride scholarship to University of Arizona for paintball, but decided snow was his life. He loved singing, acting, writing music and playing his guitar. Quite the entrepreneur, Russell started Irie Skis. He passionately custom-made T-shirts and wished to eventually give profits from his company to injured athletes without insurance. Russell will always be remembered for his constant smile, his free and pure spirit, quick wit, good heart, bravery and his love of God, nature, family, friends and life. His crazy humor always made people laugh. Russell touched and inspired people everywhere through a good debate or an act of kindness. He would always tell everyone how “chill” his little brother was and how much he loved him. Just days before he died, he was so excited to get moving on Irie products and his new company of filming and editing on his new Go-Pro camera. One of his last words to his mom were, “I found my home. I love this place and if I die now I am in Heaven.” He was preceded to heaven by his grandfather Russell B. Tiffany. He is survived by his mother, Janice; brother, Nicholas; and father, Russell J. Tiffany. A candlelight vigil, organized by his Mt. Hood, Oregon family, was held in April. The whole town came out and skied for Russell. A celebration BBQ was held in Las Vegas, Nevada many friends celebrated his life. Memorial services in Hawaii will be held at Lanikuhonua 92-1101 Aliinui Dr. Kapolei 96707 from9:30am-12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations will go towards Irie Ski, Russell’s company. “We love you, Russell. R.I.P.,rest in powder until we meet again”.

Russell Roland Yoshiaki Kahakauila Tiffany

Posted On July 12th, 2013 -

RUSSELL ROLAND YOSHIAKI KAHAKAUILA TIFFANY God’s special gift, skied to Heaven Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Two years ago, Russell got hooked on skiing at Mt. Charleston, and decided to pursue his dream of becoming a professional park skier, moving to Mt. Hood, Ore. this past October. Born Aug. 29, 1989, in Fremont, Calif., he lived most of his life in Hawaii and Las Vegas. He excelled in everything he did, soccer, baseball, basketball, playing football and volleyball for Rancho High School, where he graduated in 2008. He loved body boarding, was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and an amazing paintball player. Russell earned the first full-ride scholarship to University of Arizona for paintball, but decided snow was his life. He loved singing, acting, writing music and playing his guitar. Quite the entrepreneur, Russell started Irie Skis. He passionately custom-made T-shirts and wished to eventually give profits from his company to injured athletes without insurance. Russell will always be remembered for his constant smile, his free and pure spirit, quick wit, good heart, bravery and his love of God, nature, family, friends and life. His crazy humor always made people laugh. Russell touched and inspired people everywhere through a good debate or an act of kindness. He would always tell everyone how “chill” his little brother was and how much he loved him. Just days before he died, he was so excited to get moving on Irie products and his new company of filming and editing on his new Go-Pro camera. One of his last words to his mom were, “I found my home. I love this place and if I die now I am in Heaven.” He was preceded to heaven by his grandfather Russell B. Tiffany. He is survived by his mother, Janice; brother, Nicholas; father, Russell J. Tiffany, grandmother Nettie Tiffany and grandparents Roland and Mary Yasuda. A candlelight vigil, organized by his Mt. Hood, Oregon family, was held in April. The whole town came out and skied for Russell. A celebration BBQ was held in Las Vegas, Nevada many friends celebrated his life. Memorial services in Hawaii will be held at Lanikuhonua 92-1101 Aliinui Dr. Kapolei 96707 from9:30am-12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations will go towards Irie Ski, Russell’s company. “We love you, Russell. R.I.P.,rest in powder until we meet again”.

FELISA JEAN CANDOLIZAS COMILANG “JEANNIE”

Posted On July 12th, 2013 -

FELISA JEAN CANDOLIZAS COMILANG “JEANNIE” Age 73 of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 6, 2013 in Aiea. Born May 3, 1940 in Peepekeo, Big Island, Hawaii. A member of the Foodie Club and the “Dialysis Family” She is survived by spouse, Simfroso Comilang; sons, Jordan Comilang, Lorenz Comilang, Vinson Comilang; daughter, Frances Comilang; sisters, Fely Alatan, Carrie Leyson, Flora Reyes; 9 grandchildren. Visitaion 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (July 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casural Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Bonnie Lee Watson

Posted On July 11th, 2013 -

BONNIE LEE WATSON October 2, 1946 – July 5, 2013 Bonnie Lee Watson, 66, passed away on July 5, 2013 in Waipahu, Hawaii. She grew up in Honolulu, and graduated from Kalani High School and the University of Hawaii, where she majored in art. Bonnie will be remembered by her many friends and family for her life of service, always putting others’ needs before her own. She was naturally kind and creative, and enjoyed helping to put together many birthday parties, celebrations, and wonderful events. Her artistic flair found expression in decorating, sewing, flower arrangements, baking and cooking, and helping her friends entertain. Behind every great party, Bonnie was there, making it all happen. After a long illness, Bonnie died in the loving care of Norma and Dexter Jacinto, with whom she spent the last eight years in their residence care home. She is survived by her two sons, Kala and Kealii, whom she adored, as well as a new granddaughter, cousins, aunts, and uncles, and so many friends grateful to have known and experienced her laughter, support, and companionship. All who knew her will miss her sweetness, generosity, and true spirit of aloha. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 14 beginning promptly at 1:30 on the Lauhala Lanai at the Waialae Country Club, 4997 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, 96816. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., suite 2610, Honolulu, 96814.

Michiko Yahata

Posted On July 11th, 2013 -

MICHIKO YAHATA Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 19, 2013 in Aiea, HI. Born July 5, 1925 in Hilo, HI. She is survived by brothers, Sadaki Fujisawa, Noboru Fujisawa; sister, Kiyoko Tokuoka. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (July 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday (July 15) at Mililani Memorial Park.

YONG DUK SONG

Posted On July 11th, 2013 -

YONG DUK SONG Age 64 of Mililani, HI, passed away June 22, 2013 in Mililani. Born August 4, 1948 in Chun Buk, Korea. He is survived by wife, Kwon Ye Song; son, Han Ki Song; daughters, Stephanie (Eric) Barron, Kym Song; brothers, Moo Ung Song, Yong Sang Song; sisters, Chong Nae Toguchi, Chum Soon (Chul Sool) Kim, Yong Ae Song, Yong Ja Song, Yong Soon Yang, Chung Ja Song; 6 grandchildren. Private services were held.

JUAN VALLESTEROS CADIZ

Posted On July 11th, 2013 -

JUAN VALLESTEROS CADIZ Age 91 of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 7, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 21, 1921 in Pasngal, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired machinist from Oahu Sugar Company. He is survived by daughters, Caroline Gabat, Dr. Corazon C. (Wayne) Hobbs-Oshiro, Dolores Kropik, Eloise (Gervacio “Bobby”) Balais, Jr.; son, Marny Cadiz; 10 grandchildren. Visitaion 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (July 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 Wednesday (July 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m., Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Bonnie Lee Watson

Posted On July 11th, 2013 -

BONNIE LEE WATSON October 2, 1946 – July 5, 2013 Bonnie Lee Watson, 66, passed away on July 5, 2013 in Waipahu, Hawaii. She grew up in Honolulu, and graduated from Kalani High School and the University of Hawaii, where she majored in art. Bonnie will be remembered by her many friends and family for her life of service, always putting others’ needs before her own. She was naturally kind and creative, and enjoyed helping to put together many birthday parties, celebrations, and wonderful events. Her artistic flair found expression in decorating, sewing, flower arrangements, baking and cooking, and helping her friends entertain. Behind every great party, Bonnie was there, making it all happen. After a long illness, Bonnie died in the loving care of Norma and Dexter Jacinto, with whom she spent the last eight years in their residence care home. She is survived by her two sons, Kala and Kealii, whom she adored, as well as a new granddaughter, cousins, aunts, and uncles, and so many friends grateful to have known and experienced her laughter, support, and companionship. All who knew her will miss her sweetness, generosity, and true spirit of aloha. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 14 beginning promptly at 1:30 on the Lauhala Lanai at the Waialae Country Club, 4997 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, 96816. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., suite 2610, Honolulu, 96814.


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