Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DEMETRIO CATURA FLORENTIN

Posted On February 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

DEMETRIO CATURA FLORENTIN

Age 85, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away January 31, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born July 31, 1925 in Vigan, Philippines. Demetrio was a field worker for Ewa Sugar Mill Plantation.

He is survived by wife, Caridad P. Florentin; son, George P. (Karen) Florentin; daughter, Susan P. (Jeffrey) Berry; sister, Angelita Corpuz; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday (March 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 2) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa, HI) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

BETSY SAKANO HASHIMOTO

Posted On February 26th, 2011 -

BETSY SAKANO HASHIMOTO

Age 87, of Honolulu, passed away on January 21, 2011. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Sales clerk. Survived by her husband, Clarence; sons, Neil (Christl), Keith (Ramona) and Reid; four grandchildren, Heather, Tracey, Dina and Gavin; three great grandchildren, Kacie, Brennan and Keenan. Private services were held.

DENNIS LORENZO NATIVIDAD

Posted On February 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

DENNIS LORENZO NATIVIDAD

Age 34, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 3, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 29, 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a 6th grade teacher at St. Joseph School in Waipahu and also a part time worker at Costco. He was very passionate about Escrima, Wing Chun, also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and loves spending quality time with his family. Preceded in death by father, Stanley Natividad.

He is survived by mother, Clarita Lorenzo Natividad; fiance, Lorielei Acoba Agudo; sister, Marissa (Mark Anthony) Simpliciano; nieces, Maddex Simpliciano, Mia Simpliciano; maternal grandparents, Justo and Lourdes Lorenzo; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (March 4) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 10 a.m. Burial 12 p.m. at Valley of the Temple Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JEAN “GIRLIE” Y. J. KONG

Posted On February 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

JEAN “GIRLIE” Y. J. KONG

Age 95, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 18, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 13, 1915 in Halaula, North Kohala.

She is survived by sons, Ivan (Li-Hua) Kong, Arthur C. Kong Jr, Stefan Kong, Ranney Kong; daughters, Sherri Kong of Southern, CA, Penny (Koa) Kollars of Mill Creek, WA; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (March 1) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOHN FAVO ALBIOS

Posted On February 26th, 2011 -

JOHN FAVO ALBIOS

John Favo Albios passed away at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in the Life Care Center of Waynesville at the age of 59 years, 8 months and 6 days.

Son of Dionicio and Kathryn (Lo) Albios, John was born June 17, 1951 in Honolulu, Hawaii where he grew up and graduated from high school. John was baptized at Calvary Chapel – Honolulu as a young man and was a member of Calvary Chapel – West Oahu until moving to Missouri.

In 2006, after living in Hawaii all his life, John moved to the Waynesville area to be near his brother Francis and his family. He enjoyed being near his family.

John leaves to cherish his memory his parents: Dionicio and Kathryn Albios of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers: Francis Van Kuren of Waynesville, MO and James Van Kuren of Jacksonville, AR; three sisters: Janine Snedicor of Hawaii, Sharon Mengelsen of Spencer, IA and Thelma Albeso of Haleiwa, HI; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 25, 2011 in the First Baptist Church of Waynesville. Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert.

Online condolences can be sent at www.memorialchapelsand crematory.com

CHRISTOPHER FAHEY BLACK

Posted On February 25th, 2011 -

CHRISTOPHER FAHEY BLACK

Age 62, died February 16th in Kealakekua, Kona. Born in Virginia, he attended Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C., Punahou School and the Universities of Tasmania and Melbourne, Australia. A former employee of Berlingeri corp., Thailand, Chris traveled extensively in Asia and upon returning to Honolulu owned and operated “Spirit House Antiques” in Kilohana Square. He also worked for the original Hawaii Five-O TV series and later moved to the Big Island where he was employed by the Hemmeter Company on the construction of the Hilton Waikaloa. Chris also received an Outdoor Circle award for outstanding condominium landscaping. He was living on the Ackerman Ranch in Kona at the time of his death.

Beloved by his family and friends, Chris was the son of Brigadier General Edwin F. Black and Cobey Black, he is survived by his mother and his son Cameron, two sisters, Star Black and Noel Ackerman, and three brothers Nicholas, Brian and Bruce Black. Funeral services are pending.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted by the American Cancer Society, 75-5995 Kuakini Hwy, Suite 443, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740.

ROBERT S. BONNELL

Posted On February 25th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ROBERT
S. BONNELL

Age 71, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away January 24, 2011 in Honolulu. Born December 4, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Robert retired as a teacher from Farrington High School. He was also a retired Lt Col. from the U.S. Army Reserve.

He is survived by wife, Ella B. Bonnell; son, Robert “Robb” Bonnell; daughter, Dawn (Kurt) Ross of CA; brother, William (Susan) Bonnell of WA; sister, Patty (Kent) Cohenour of OK; 2 grandchildren; step-mother, Mikell Bonnell of IA.

Private services were held.

ELSIE HARUYO MATSUMURA

Posted On February 25th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

ELSIE HARUYO MATSUMURA

Age 96, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away February 4, 2011 in Mililani. Born December 26, 1914 in Pukoolau, Molokai. Retired from Kaunakakai Groceteria as a sales person.

She is survived by sons, Roy A. Matsumura, Glenn S. Matsumura; daughter, Jean (Richard) Miyahira of Oregon; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Setsuko (James) Yamane; numerous nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.

JAMES “JIMMY” ORNELLAS

Posted On February 25th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

JAMES “JIMMY” ORNELLAS

Age 75, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away February 17, 2011 in Mililani. Born November 29, 1935 in Honolulu. He was a retired Federal fire fighter and US Army veteran. A devout Catholic, he was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus and shared his faith as an eucharistic minister volunteering his time at Halawa Correctional Facility and Tripler Army Medical Center. His late father, Frank, was a railroad engineer, and Jimmy spent a lifetime admiring trains and locomotives and was an active member in the Hawaiian Railway Society. A friendly and generous man, his favorite pastimes included playing ukulele, talking story with his wala’au club, and spending time with his children and his precious granddaughter, Emma.

He is survived by his first daughter, Monica Ornellas, and her husband, Michael Baron; second daughter, Natalie Ornellas, and her husband, Dennis Castro; his son, Michael Ornellas, and his wife, Cynthia Sachs; his granddaughter, Emma Baron; and former wife, Nancy Ornellas.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (February 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CHRISTOPHER FAHEY BLACK

Posted On February 25th, 2011 -

CHRISTOPHER FAHEY BLACK

Age 62, died February 16th in Kealakekua, Kona. Born in Virginia, he attended Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C., Punahou School and the Universities of Tasmania and Melbourne, Australia. A former employee of Berlingeri corp., Thailand, Chris traveled extensively in Asia and upon returning to Honolulu owned and operated “Spirit House Antiques” in Kilohana Square. He also worked for the original Hawaii Five-O TV series and later moved to the Big Island where he was employed by the Hemmeter Company on the construction of the Hilton Waikaloa. Chris also received an Outdoor Circle award for outstanding condominium landscaping. He was living on the Ackerman Ranch in Kona at the time of his death.

Beloved by his family and friends, Chris was the son of Brigadier General Edwin F. Black and Cobey Black, he is survived by his mother and his son Cameron, two sisters, Star Black and Noel Ackerman, and three brothers Nicholas, Brian and Bruce Black. Funeral services are pending.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted by the American Cancer Society, 75-5995 Kuakini Hwy, Suite 443, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740.

CATHERINE ROUMANIS

Posted On February 25th, 2011 -

CATHERINE ROUMANIS

Born Sparta, Greece and lived most of her life in Honolulu passing age 97 years 2/20/11. Best wife, best aunt, loving friend, devoted church member, will be missed by all who knew her. Survived by niece Georgia Vouloumanos, nephew John, grandnephews Nicholas and Gregory. Funeral 3/1/11 at SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 930 Lunalilo Street. viewing 10:30 AM, service 11 AM, burial Oahu Cemetery to follow.

Ester Silbestra Magtalas Midel Mullin

Posted On February 24th, 2011 -

In Memory of
ESTHER MAGTALAS MIDEL MULLIN
1923 – 2010

On the one year anniversary of our mother’s death, we recall a verse she wrote on 12-14-94, four days before her 71st birthday. . .

Remember me when this you see
if in this world I may not be,
but if the grave shall be my bed,
please think of me when I’m gone.

We will always remember our Mother and hold her close to our hearts. We miss her very much.

E ho’omaka me ka maluhia

Aloha nui loa,

Richard, Robert, Edwin, Leilani & Grace

RONALD “KEN CHAN” K. TOGASHI

Posted On February 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

RONALD “KEN CHAN” K. TOGASHI

Age 77, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 13, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born September 10, 1933 in Pomoho Camp, Wahiawa, Hawaii. Ronald retired as a carpenter from Wahiawa Builders.

He is survived by wife, Shirley Togashi; sons, Terry (Cheryl) Togashi, Kent (Barbara) Togashi, Kurt Togashi, Ron Togashi; daughter, Joy (Michael) Watai; sisters, Helen (Ted) Shimaura, Kay (Lewis) Ito; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (February 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ALICE TSUYUKO NIIMI

Posted On February 23rd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

ALICE TSUYUKO NIIMI

Age 77, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away January 20, 2011 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. Born December 1, 1933 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. A retired bank manager for American Savings Bank. Her hobbies were traveling, reading and spending time with her grandson.

She is survived by daughters, Joy Niimi, Cindy (Myles) Murakami; brother, Harold Akira Kajiwara; sisters, Setsuko Nakamura, Nobuko (Howard) Tsue, Nancy (Tommy) Yamamoto; grandchild, Cody Murakami.

Private services were held.

TOSHIO “BOB” ORITA

Posted On February 23rd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

TOSHIO “BOB” ORITA

Age 87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 6, 2011 in Aiea. Born November 17, 1923 in Ewa, Hawaii. He was a member of 442 Battery C, 552nd Field Artillery Battalion. He was also a member of Ewa Hongwanji.

He is survived by wife, Tomii Orita; sons, Alvin (Doreen) Orita, Melvin (Carolyn) Orita; daughters, Stella Yara, Leona Yuen; 8 grandchildren.

Private Services were held.

FRANCES M. LAU

Posted On February 23rd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

FRANCES M. LAU

Age 70, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 15, 2011 in Kaneohe. Born February 25, 1940 in Hilo, Hawaii. An active member of Pearl City Recreation Center Senior Citizen Club and Toho No Hikari Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Howard C.W. Lau; son, Kenneth G. Lau (Jennifer Ayers) of CA; daughter, Tammy L. Lau of CA; brothers, Harold (Miyo) Kuwahara, Ronald (Pauline), Kuwahara of CA; sisters, Shizue Miyasato, Betty (Shozo) Nagao of Hilo, Ellen (James) Fukuda.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (February 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

KENNETH KIYOSHI MURAKAMI, DDS

Posted On February 23rd, 2011 -

KENNETH KIYOSHI MURAKAMI, DDS

Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Dentist. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, Mark (Lynn) of Honolulu, Dr. James (Christine) of Dublin, Ohio; daughters, Momi (Bill) Starritt of Torrence, CA. and Melissa (Lee) Richard of Mililani, Hi.; grandchildren, Ian, Meghan and Ethan Murakami of Honolulu, Margaret (Meg) Murakami of Dublin, Ohio, Jason Starritt of Torrence, CA. Caleb Richard of Mililani; brother, Walter (May) Murakami of Honolulu. Visitation from 3:30PM on Friday, February 25, 2011, at Manoa Valley Church; 2728 Huapala Street; memorial service 4:30 PM. Aloha attire, no flowers.

KAZUE KITAMURA

Posted On February 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

KAZUE KITAMURA

Age 95, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 30, 2011 in Pearl City. Born January 11, 1916 in Halaula, Hawaii. A retiree of Hawaiian Airlines with 20+ years of service.

She is survived by son, Ralph (Jean) Kitamura; daughter, Sanae (Donald) Tamashiro; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (February 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 1) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

EUFEMIA “EFFIE” WEST

Posted On February 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

EUFEMIA
“EFFIE” WEST

Age 72, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 26, 2011 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Born March 20, 1938 in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She formerly worked at Dole Plantation and Mililani Golf Restaurant.

She is survived by husband, John West; son, Michael (Alisa) West; daughter, Lisa (Jed) Dungca; brothers, Federico (Johanna) Labasan of NV, Fernando (Lorraine) Labasan, Edwin (Lucrecia) Labasan, Amado Labasan; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

RENATO BILAN VILLADOLID

Posted On February 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

RENATO BILAN VILLADOLID

Age 41, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away January 20, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born September 3, 1969 in Cotabato, Philippines. He was a cook at Asahi Grill; and a franchise owner of Jani King.

He is survived by wife, Marlyn D. Villadolid; son, Renato D. Villadolid, Jr.; daughter, Rhenalyn D. Villadolid; brother, Junicio Villadolid; sisters, Huling Villadolid, Vicky Gacias, Bibing Villadolid, Edith Quinonez.

Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Friday (February 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Saturday (February 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Eulogy 11:30 a.m., Prayer 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

MIDENO “DINO” KEAWE BALLESTEROS

Posted On February 22nd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

MIDENO “DINO” KEAWE BALLESTEROS, SR.

Age 59, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 13, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born June 11, 1951 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mideno was employed at Hokuahi Landscaping.

He is survived by wife, Florie Corpuz Ballesteros; sons, Michael (Mercy) Ballesteros, Medino (Jennifer) Ballesteros Jr; daughter, Melanie (Michael) Ballesteros-Rodriguez; 7 grandchildren; stepmother, Carmen Ballesteros; brothers, Junior (Edith) Doctolero, Emilio (Claudia) Ballesteros, Clayton (Liz) Ballesteros, Hymie (Gail) Ballesteros, Manuel (Jerrilyn) Ballesteros, Robin (Anna) Ballesteros; sisters, Dorothy (Clyde) Casimiro, Barbara (David) Asuncion, Colleen Rivera, Jody (Kyle) Kingston, Janet (Jacob) Kamelamela.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (February 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (February 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JUDITH BUENO MURILLO

Posted On February 21st, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortaury Makai Chapel

JUDITH BUENO MURILLO

Age 63, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away February 2, 2011 in Honolulu. Born February 15, 1947 in Lapaz, San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines. Retired with 16+ years with the Dept. of Defense at Hickam AFB.

She is survived by husband, Henry A. Murillo; sons, Henry (Grace) Murillo, Jr., Ronald (Rho) Murillo; 4 grandchildren; brother, Edwyn (Lerma) Bueno.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (February 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Feburary 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 12 noon Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers Welcome.

LT. COL (RET) BEN I. SUGAWA

Posted On February 21st, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

LT. COL (RET) BEN I. SUGAWA

Age 87, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away February 6, 2011 in Mililani. Born December 26, 1923 in Lawai, Kauai. Graduated from Colorado State University. He was an Army veteran who proudly served with the 442nd in WWII and then in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After his military career, he taught at Nanakuli High School retiring after 15 years. He was an avid golfer who organized various golf clubs.

He is survived by wife, Gladys Sugawa; sons, Edmund (Myrna) Sugawa, Ivan Sugawa; daughters, Thesa (Frank) Hudek, Constance (Carl) Phillips; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Sugawa; sister, Dolly Brierley.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (February 25) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MILDRED “AUNTY MILLIE” FARRELL PHILLIPS

Posted On February 21st, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

MILDRED “AUNTY MILLIE” FARRELL PHILLIPS

Age 87, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away January 28, 2011 in Aiea. Born November 28, 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a charter member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.

She is survived by daughter, Donna Phillips; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (February 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

AMELITA “MELY” PINACATE IBARRA

Posted On February 21st, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

AMELITA
“MELY” PINACATE
IBARRA

Age 58, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away January 26, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born January 23, 1953 in Baranggay #5, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Eligio “Ely” B. Ibarra; daughters, Elaine Pinacate, Eligie Mae Pinacate; son, Don Elysser Ibarra; sisters, Rosario (Jaime) Savellano of Philippines, Corazon Ganir, Antonietta (Nery) Villanueva; brother, Geronimo (Deona) Pinacate Jr; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (February 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (February 25) at St. Michael Catholic Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HAZEL EDNA KEE

Posted On February 21st, 2011 -

HAZEL EDNA KEE

Hazel passed away peacefully on February 5th, 2011 in Lakewood, Washington. She was 82 years young. She is survived by her sons Roland (Bob) and Jerry Madera. Along with daughters-in-law, step-daughters, grand and great-grandchildren and brother Douglas. Hazel was born in Honolulu on March 13, 1928. She moved to Washington in 1992 to live with her son and family, where she died in her sleep. Roland will be saying a short prayer at the grave site at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday, February 24 at 11:00am.

DEAN ATHERTON EYRE JR.

Posted On February 21st, 2011 -

DEAN ATHERTON EYRE JR.
October 11, 1929 – February 9, 2011

HONOLULU, HI – Dean Atherton Eyre Jr. passed away on February 9, 2011 at his home; he was 81 years old. Dean, also known as “Appy” or “Spike,” was born on October 11, 1929 in San Francisco, CA, the older of two children of Dean Atherton and Katherine Wigmore Eyre.

Appy was a descendant of two long-time Western families. One great grandfather, Faxon Dean Atherton, worked in the hide and tallow trade in the 1830s before residing in what became the town of Atherton, CA. Another great-grandfather, Lt. Col. Edward E. Eyre, led the First California Calvary during the Civil War and helped to finance mining of the Comstock Lode in Virginia City, NV.

Following early schooling in San Francisco, Appy attended Thacher School in Ojai, CA, graduating in 1947, before enrolling at Stanford University. There he majored in Anthropology, as well as playing polo and guitar, living in the Red Barn for two years; he graduated in 1951. With Appy’s long-time interest in the Pacific already evident, a fitting graduation present was to travel to the island of Hawai’i to work for Ronald and Dorothy von Holt on the Kahua Ranch; the von Holts were friends of Appy’s father, who was a cattle rancher outside of Hollister, CA.

Appy served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Panama, after which he returned to San Francisco, where he met Thyrza Louise “Bonnie” Purvis from Honolulu. They were married in Honolulu on December 5, 1956. Appy worked as a trust officer at Hawaiian Trust Co., Ltd. Cross- and inter-island trips and flights back to California were often made with his trusty guitar. Bonnie frequently danced hulas to Appy’s accompaniment.

Appy was fluent in Tahitian language and added local songs to his repertoire of Hawaiian, Western, and Tin Pan Alley music. Being able to play with Tahitian combos was a testament to his scholarship.

He was a former director of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and Museum and board member and former president of the Stanford Club of Hawai’i.

Appy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie; their two children, Dean Atherton Eyre III (Suzanne) and Thyrza Louise “Lisa” Eyre; and sister Martha Eyre McDaniel.

A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and Museum (www.hawaiimusicmuseum.org), Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (www.dukefoundation. org) or The Hawai’i Stanford Chapter (www.stanfordhawaii.org).

HELEN M. ROBELLO

Posted On February 20th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

HELEN M. ROBELLO

Age 80, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 11, 2011 in Waipahu. Born May 23, 1930 in Ewa, Hawaii. Helen was a talented crafter. A member of the Wahiawa Rainbow Senior Club; an avid bowler and choir member at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

She is survived by sons, Ernest (Annie) Robello Jr. of Washington, Darrell (Annette) Robello of Washington; daughters, Brenda (David) Rodrigues of California, Sharon (Ron) Nagasawa; brother, Richard (Gwen) Pereira; sister, Lorraine Ferreira; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces &
nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (February 24) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; (1403 California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

SUSANO “SONNY” QUIBILAN MACABEO

Posted On February 20th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

SUSANO “SONNY” QUIBILAN MACABEO

Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away January 27, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born December 13, 1921 in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Susano retired from the State Animal Quarantine Station.

He is survived by sisters, Eugenia Cablas of Philippines, Emiliana Quitoriano of Philippines, Adela Tenorio of Philippines, Caridad Quitoriano of Philippines, Corazon Gacuan of Philippines, Abela Alcantara of Philippines; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday February 25, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday February 26, 2011 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Mass 11 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

NAOMI CAROL TOM SATO

Posted On February 20th, 2011 -

NAOMI CAROL
TOM SATO

Naomi Carol Tom Sato, age 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on January 31, 2011. Ms. Sato was born on March 5, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a Vice President at First Hawaiian Bank. Ms. Sato is survived by her beloved husband, Marshall; daughter, Rhiann; mother, Gail O. Tom; brother, Gregory Y. P. Tom; nieces and nephews. Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel, with services to follow.


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