Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Gregory “Paco” Wong

Posted On March 29th, 2015 -

$nameGREGORY PACO WONG Gregory “Paco” Wong was born on December 30, 1953 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was called to serve the Lord on March 14, 2015 surrounded by his family. Greg attended Punahou School and upon graduating left the islands to attend the University of Puget Sound where he received his Master’s in Business Administration Degree in 1975. He then began his career with New York Life in January 1976 and has been a financial advisor with them for the past 39 years. Greg always believed in giving back to the community he called “Home”. Over the years, he has served on the following Boards to help make Tacoma a better place to live: Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Asian American Alliance, Tacoma Pierce County Life Underwriters, Catholic Community Services, Peninsula Youth Football, South Sound Planned Giving Council, and his favorite, the Make a Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington, of which he is a founding trustee. Greg is survived by his soul mate and wife of 34 years, Lalaine; children, Sid, Sheri (Scott), Megan (Michael), and Matt; grandchildren, Drake, Kyra, Mekaila, and Kalista. His sisters, Barbara (Scott) and Carol May; brother, Rick (Tammy) and numerous nieces and nephews also make up the “Wong Clan”. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 7112 South 12th Street, Tacoma, WA 98465. In lieu of flowers and in the memory of Greg and the work that was so important to him, please consider donating to the Make a Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington, or the charity of your choice. He will be laid to rest at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, HI. Please leave online condolences at www.gaffneycares.com. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.

DONNA MARIE MCDONNELL

Posted On March 29th, 2015 -

$nameDONNA MARIE MCDONNELL Donna Marie McDonnell, 86, of Honolulu passed away March 6th at St Francis Hospice. She was born in Pasco, Washington. She came to Hawaii in 1957 and taught at Waianae Elementary and Ewa Beach Elementary Schools. She retired as the school librarian at Ewa Beach Elementary. Donna is survived by brothers Michael and Tom McDonnell of Washington and many nieces and nephews. Visitation at 9:00 am on Friday, April 10, 2015 at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Pali Highway. Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Donna’s life. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Catholic Charities or St. Francis Hospice.

Sandra Anne Rodrigues Park

Posted On March 29th, 2015 -

SANDRA ANNE RODRIGUES PARK December 18, 2014 Sandra Anne “San” Park, 52, bravely fought cancer for nine years before going home to be with our Lord Jesus. She was born in Honolulu on February 17, 1962 and graduated with the class of 1980 from Sacred Hearts Academy. She was preceded in death by her father Edward “Cornbeef” Rodrigues. A natural entrepreneur who dreamed big and brought tenacity to any opportunity. Incredibly generous and loving – she always helped those in need. She is survived by her husband Darryl, daughter Jaclyn, son Matthew, mother Muriel Rodrigues and brothers David and Dean. We extend our thanks to all of our family and friends for their continuous prayers and support during her battle. May God Bless you all! Special thanks to Dr. Kaye Kawahara and Dr. Clayton Chong and their wonderful staff for the kindness and compassion during her treatments. Private services were held.

John Pina Craven

Posted On March 29th, 2015 -

$nameJOHN PI�A CRAVEN John Pi�a Craven died peacefully on February 12th at his home in Honolulu. He was 90 years old. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Dorothy; his son David and daughter-in-law Gwyneth Aubrey of Chicago; his daughter Sarah and son-in-law Matthew McGuire of Bethesda; his five grandchildren Anna, Dorothy, John Francis, Grace and John David; and his two siblings Kenneth Craven of New York City and Consuelo Craven of Minneapolis. His sister Mabel Neal preceded him in death. John moved his family to Honolulu in 1970 for “one year” and ended up staying for over forty more. John was known for his professional accomplishments as a nationally recognized ocean scientist and marine educator. But with equal zest he embraced music, art and poetry, which he loved to share with everyone he met. In lieu of flowers, the John P. Craven Marine Education Fund (#127-0620-4) at the University of Hawaii Foundation has been established to honor his life and passion. The fund will support student scholarships in the Marine Option Program. Checks should be written to UH Foundation and sent to UH Foundation, PO Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270. Please include either the fund name or fund number when sending checks. A celebration of John’s remarkable life will be held at Central Union Church on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm, with visitation at 4:30 pm and a reception following the service. In accordance with his wishes, John’s ashes will be spread at sea. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

MARIUS C. KOKUALANI SR.

Posted On March 29th, 2015 -

$nameMARIUS C. KOKUALANI SR. Age 44, Successful Business Owner of Kokualani Builders Inc. and an Air Force veteran. Passed away March 6, 2015 doing what he loved most. Survived by sons Marius Jr. and Wescott Kokualani. Mother Davilyn and Father James Kokualani Sr. Brothers BJ, Francis and Joey Kokualani. Please Join us in celebrating his life on April 4, 2015 at 5:30p.m. at the Kokualani residence 94-321 Kipou St., Waipahu, Hi 96797.

ELOISE KAORU MURAKAM

Posted On March 29th, 2015 -

ELOISE KAORU MURAKAMI Age 76, of Kaneohe, passed away on February 24, 2015. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, she was a retired City and County of Honolulu law clerk for Family Support Division. She is survived by her husband, Clayton Hisashi Murakami; son, Scott Murakami; daughters, Sandra Murakami and Shelley (Richard) Yee; hanai daughter, Tonia Aona Mahi; six grand- children; sisters, Kokimi “Kay” (Iwao) Takaki and Yuriko (Lee) Prentice. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Miriam Meleana “Toots” Peterson

Posted On March 29th, 2015 -

$nameMIRIAM MELEANA TOOTS PETERSON Age 91, of Kane`ohe, Hawai`i, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great- great-grandmother was called home to be with our Heavenly Father on March 22, 2015. Miriam was surrounded by love as she journeyed “Home” to be with our Almighty Ke Akua. She will see her husband of nearly 65 years, Orlan, daughter Miriam K. “Pinky”, grandson David Allen, her parents, four brothers and a sister. She will also enjoy the fellowship of all of our departed Christian soldiers. Miriam was born in North Kohala on the island of Hawai`i to David Ah You Akui and Sarah Kahele (Kalua) Akui. She was one of eight children raised in Kane`ohe. She is survived by two siblings, Grace Kahele Shiroma of Kane`ohe (her next door neighbor) and Moses Akui of Delaware. Miriam graduated from Benjamin Parker School in Kane`ohe. She met and married Orlan L. Peterson and moved to the mainland. Years later, they moved back and resided in Kane`ohe and raised their family. Survivors – Children: Lt. Col. Orlan L. “Bud” (Pam) Peterson, Jr. of Nevada, Sharen J. Umiamaka, Alexandria “Sandy” Fergerstrom (Brad Lum), Lynne Marie (Wendell) Mossman of Kane`ohe and Grace K. “Lani” (Guy) Seiki of Maui: 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grand- children, 14 great-great-grand- children. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 4th at Kane`ohe Congregational Church: 45-114 Waikapoki Rd., Kane`ohe, HI, 96744; 10:00am-11:30am Family and Friends Reflections; 11:30am-12:30pm Service by Kahu Wendell Davis. A Hui Hou

Benjamin “Kelii” Crabbe, Sr.

Posted On March 29th, 2015 -

BENJAMIN KELII CRABBE, SR. Age 78, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 1, 2015 in Mililani, HI. Born October 10, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from B&C Trucking. He is survived by spouse, Faye V. Akana-Crabbe; sons, Benjamin K. (Buckles) Crabbe, Jr., Earl (Pearl) Fernandez; daughters, Bernadene P. “Deenie” (Joe) Miner, Lily Rose Lareau, Pamela W. (John) Rodrigues, Aileen K. (Dan) Shea, Dorothy L. “Dottie” Grandmaison; brothers, Franklin L. “Frankie” (Jeanette) Crabbe, John W. “Johnny” Crabbe, Richard L. K. “Butchie” Crabbe; sisters, Lavaina Ku, Jackie (Elmer) Garcia; numerous grand- children, great-grandchildren, and great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Apr. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Ashes to be scattered at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Brickwood “Bricky” Santa Suganuma Ysabel Sr

Posted On March 27th, 2015 -

BRICKWOOD “BRICKY” SANTA SUGANUMA YSABEL, SR. Age 79, of Waimanalo, passed away March 14, 2015 in Waimanalo. Born July 31, 1935 in Honolulu. Retired from American Movers as an Inspector. He is survived by wife, Diana Hussey Ysabel; son, Brickwood “Isa” (Teresa) Ysabel, Jr., daughters, Berdene “Ber” Ysabel, Zelda Ysabel; brothers, Albert “Boy” Ysabel, Herbert “Yapa” (Halene) Suganuma, Melvin “Mel” (Shirley) Suganuma; sisters, Doreen Suganuma, Emily “Manu” Lono; 3 grand- children; 9 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday 4/2 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 41-972 Oluolu St., Waimanalo. Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

SHELDON PAUL HALECK

Posted On March 27th, 2015 -

$nameSHELDON PAUL HALECK Age 38, of Kapolei, Hawaii passed away March 17, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born August 11, 1976 in Pago Pago, American Samoa. A Hawaii Air National Guard Veteran. He is survived by spouse: Jessica Y. Haleck; son: Jeremiah Viliamu Haleck; stepson: Isaiah Stoeck; father: William E. Haleck; mother: Verdell B. Haleck; brother: Anthony V. Haleck; niece: Chanelle T. Haleck. Service Information: March 30, 2015. Visitation Time: 11 AM. Service Time: 12PM at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Hawaii Kai Ward, 219 Lunalilo Home Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825. Burial Information: March 30, 2015. Burial Time: 2PM at Hawaii Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome. On-line condolences: www. BorthwickOahu.com.

ARTHUR YOSHIO NISHIDA

Posted On March 27th, 2015 -

ARTHUR YOSHIO NISHIDA Age 70, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 3, 2015 in Pearl City, HI. Born January 8, 1945 in Honolulu, HI. A Mason Construction Foreman for Hirano Brothers, Honolulu Police Officer, retired investigator with the Honolulu Prosecutors Office and Business Agent for SHOPO. He is survived by wife, Abigail K. Nishida; daughters, Antoinette L.R. Nishida, Annette M.M. (Brandon) Fukuda; brother, Howard Nishida; sisters, Dorothy Turbeville, Gail Nishida, Rina Lessary, Theresa Nishida; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Apr. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 8:30 a.m., Thursday (Apr. 2) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Romana “Mana” Baysa Viernes

Posted On March 27th, 2015 -

ROMANA MANA BAYSA VIERNES Age 92, of Waialua, HI, passed away February 24, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born January 30, 1923 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Errol (Bessie) Viernes, Alexander (Mabel) Viernes; daughter, Josephine (Rolando) Vidad; brother, Feliberto (Juanita) Visaya; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (Apr. 1) at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

EDITHA PARTORIZA ADAWAG

Posted On March 27th, 2015 -

$nameEDITHA PARTORIZA ADAWAG Age 76, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 27, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 25, 1938 in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She attended St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea. Retired from the Outrigger Hotel, Waikiki and was a volunteer at the Pearl Harbor Commissary. She is survived by daughter, Judith Demarest; brothers, Condrado (Virginia) Partoriza, Carlito (Tarcela) Partoriza, Danilo (Myrna) Partoriza; sisters, Teresita Antolin, Darry (Romeo) Manganlindan, Laura Partoriza; 2 grandchildren; 2 great- grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (Apr. 1) at St. Elizabeth Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea). Mass 11:30 a.m. Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery, Wahiawa. Flowers welcome.

JUNE E. GRANTHAM

Posted On March 27th, 2015 -

$nameJUNE E. GRANTHAM Age 85, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 in Hale Kuike – Kaneohe. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is survived by Husband: Robert W. Grantham; Daughters: Joy E. Berentes and Ruth M. O’Connell; Son: Carl J. Grantham; Thirteen Grandchildren and Five Great-Grandchildren. Service Information: March 31, 2015. Visitation Time: 5:00 PM at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial Information: April 1, 2015. Burial Time: 2:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Grantham residents 702 Iana St. Kailua HI 96734. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome. Donations can be made to the Hawaii Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. On-line condolences at: www.BorthwickOahu.com.

Tranquelilno “Tanker” Miguel

Posted On March 26th, 2015 -

TRANQUELINO TANKER MIGUEL Age 83, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 28, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born November 3, 1931 in Wahiawa, HI. Retired Fire Captain from the Honolulu Fire Department. He is survived by son, Mark A. Miguel; daughter, Lisa A. Asato; sister, Simplicia Thomas; 5 grandchildren; companion, Ardyce F. Miguel. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (Mar. 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Apr. 1) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Joseph Martin Baclaan

Posted On March 26th, 2015 -

JOSEPH MARTIN BACLAAN Age 50, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 16, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born April 5, 1964 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by mother, Martha E. Baclaan; brother, Jeremy Nakahara; sisters, Leann Baclaan, Tammy Fujikawa, Lira Ikeda, Leia (Larry) Pascua; grandmother, Rose Baclaan; aunties and uncles. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Monday (Mar. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bernardina “Dading” Castro Florendo

Posted On March 26th, 2015 -

BERNARDINA DADING CASTRO FLORENDO Age 89, of Kapolei, HI, passed away February 24, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born November 11, 1925 in Paratong Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son, Salvador (Warren) Florendo, Jr.; daughters, Gloria (Willie Ramelb) Florendo, Aida (Mario) Espiritu; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (Mar. 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Wednesday (Apr. 1) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

CLAYTON CHIKATO TORIKAWA

Posted On March 25th, 2015 -

$nameCLAYTON CHIKATO TORIKAWA Age 62, of Honolulu died February 11, 2015 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu and was a retired U.S. Navy Public Work Center carpenter and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Survived by sister Shirley Hamada; brother-in-law Elroy Hamada; niece Jolene Hamada and nephew Brandon Hamada. Private inurnment.

LILY OKADA NISHIKI

Posted On March 25th, 2015 -

LILY OKADA NISHIKI On February 26, 2015, Lily Tsuyuko Okada Nishiki passed away peacefully at her caregiver’s home at the age of 100. She was born in Huelo, Maui on November 23, 1914, living her early years on Maui, graduating from Maui High (Class of 1933), then moving to Honolulu, where she worked for the Department of Education and raised her family. She was an educator by profession and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family. Lily loved reading, music, traveling, preparing her delicious turkey with dressing dinners for her family and she loved all types of animals. In her retirement years, she spent happy hours caring for all of her grandchildren with the help of James, her husband of 73 years. They are now happily reunited. Survived by her sons Gordon (Marilyn), daughter-in-law Lynn (Grayson), Gerrit (Janice), Glenn (Ellen), six grandchildren (Gerri, Justin, Jennifer, Jeremy, Misha and Scott) and two greatgrand- sons (Rayden and Ryker). Also survived by her sister, Merle Shimokawa and many nieces and nephews. She had wonderful caregivers Susan Pulido, Feni and Prudencio Taclas in the last years of her life. A service to celebrate her life was held.

Carmelita Milleza Depaynos

Posted On March 25th, 2015 -

$nameCARMELITA MILLEZA DEPAYNOS April 15, 1947 – March 25, 2014 It has been a year since you left us. It broke our hearts to lose you, but we understand that it is God’s Will and design that you join Him and the rest of our loved ones in Heaven. We miss you every day and we love you forever. – Dad, Charmaine, Mark, J.R., Vickie and grandchildren.

Rosa “Pena” Lapena Manipon

Posted On March 25th, 2015 -

$nameROSA “PENA” LAPENA MANIPON Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away February 24, 2015 in Kaneohe. Born May 20, 1930 in San Vicente West, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Regent Hotel. Member of Local 5. She is survived by son, Claro (Venus) Manipon, Jr.; sisters, Cornelia Quismondo, Felisa Locquiao. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday 3/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

MATEA BARROGA BALBOA

Posted On March 25th, 2015 -

MATEA BARROGA BALBOA Age 80, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 17, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born September 12, 1934 in the Philippines. She is survived by husband, Alpheo M. Balboa; daughters, Evangeline E. Manuel of CA, Glorifina E. (Andres) Silvestre of Philippines, Fatima E. (Manny) Mamuad of Philippines, Maricel B. (Paul) Williams; sons, Roosebelt B. Balboa, Nick B. (Louella) Balboa; brothers, Amado (Dionicia) Barroga, Jaime (Josepina) Barroga, Sergio (Salud) Barroga, Angel Barroga; sisters, Nicolasa Salvador, Nemecia B. Bistayan; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

NOREEN (RENA) KA LEO O KE KAI KAUAHIKAUA

Posted On March 25th, 2015 -

$nameNOREEN (RENA) KA LEO O KE KAI KAUAHIKAUA Age 52, of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on March 4, 2015 in Poughkeepsie. Born January 13, 1963 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Leilehua High, Class of 81. After college in Pocatello, Idaho, Rena became an au pair, a job that took her New York. She surrounded herself with the Bahai community, many of whom would become lifelong friends and family. She was generous to those around her and enjoyed teaching children the lessons of the Bahai Faith and serving her community. Born with Spina Bifida and spending much of her childhood at Honolulu Shriners Hospital, our sister Rena never allowed physical obstacles to stand in the way of her goals. She rode the bus to her long commute of sixty miles to MasterCard daily, where she worked as an Administrative Assistant. She travelled the world fearlessly and boldly spoke her mind, making an indelible impression on those who met her. In a word, she was unstoppable and she will be truly missed. She is survived by husband, John Davis Watson; step- daughter Bahiyyah Maroon and step-grandson Elijah Hosien; brothers, Javan Kauahikaua, Kennard Hicks; sisters, Marianette “Girlie” Kauahikaua, Mary Speed, Lalita Simple, Tricia Rosa and Trinda Freitas; 38 nieces and nephews; and godchildren Zia and Jarrett Foxhall. Rena is buried in the Bahai section of Rose Hills Memorial Park, 101 Mill St, Putnam Valley, NY 10579. Donations in her honor can be made to Shriners Hospital Honolulu. Memories posted on Facebook, “Celebration of Rena Kauahikaua’s Life”.

HOMER HUNGERFORD (1926-2014)

Posted On March 25th, 2015 -

$nameHOMER HUNGERFORD (1926-2014) Homer Hungerford passed away on the 11th of December, 2014, at the Richard Campbell Veterans Home in Anderson, SC. During Homer’s colorful life he made an impact whereever he lived. This was never more evident than while serving his country in Korea and Vietnam. Homer was honored for his gallantry and valor with 10 Battle Stars, a Silver Star, 3 Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf clusters, 2 Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Clusters, 6 Good Conduct Medals and a reprimand or two thrown in. Homer is survived by his 7 children, 20 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. A Service will be held at 10:00 am, April 10th at the Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC.

Rosalina “Rose” Acdal

Posted On March 24th, 2015 -

ROSALINA ROSE ACDAL Age 98, of Mililani, HI, formerly of Moloka’i, passed away February 28, 2015 in Mililani, HI. Born April 15, 1916 in Hilo, HI. She is survived by daughter, Marina (George) Guerrero; brother, Jesus Bisquera; sister, Pacita Bagasane; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 great- great grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Saturday (Mar. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 6:00 p.m.

Faustino Dasalla Dar

Posted On March 23rd, 2015 -

FAUSTINO DASALLA DAR Age 87, of San Diego, CA, passed away March 4, 2015 in San Diego, CA. Born April 21, 1927 in Tangoan, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Maria Resureccion Busto Advincula Dar; sons, Nemesio (Editha) Dar, William (Ely) Dar, Jose (Vicky) Dar; daughters, Leticia (Jaime) Dalit, Asuncion (Ramel) Acuna; brothers, Victor Castillo Dar, Honorio Dasalla Dar; sisters, Sebastiana Dar Andrada, Severina Dar Dayag, Rosa Dar Garcia; 16 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Mar. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Mar. 28) at Mililani Memorial Park.

JAMES KOON INN LEONG

Posted On March 22nd, 2015 -

JAMES KOON INN LEONG Age 87 of Honolulu, HI, passed away on February 19, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 18, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. James was a veteran of the United States Army and later worked for North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA. He retired from Air Engineering in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Jennie; sons, Gilbert (Marilyn Shimabukuro) and Wesley (Linh); grandchildren, Ross and Eryn; brothers, Raymond, Koon Hee, Robert; sisters, Dora Chong, Dorothy Tom, Alice Tokashiki, Carla Choy; Visitation 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday March 27 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Committal Service 2pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Clifford “Kali” Leihanu Naeole

Posted On March 22nd, 2015 -

CLIFFORD KALI LEIHANU NAEOLE Age 78, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 27, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born May 10, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. Retired Dole truck driver. He is survived by wife, Nancy Naeole; daughter, Cindy (Joe) Kaina; sons, Clifford (Rene’e) Helepololei, Steven (Elizabeth) Naeole, Toby (Dailynne) Helepololei; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Mar. 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

Michael “Va” Ioane

Posted On March 22nd, 2015 -

MICHAEL VA IOANE Age 71, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 22, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born July 2, 1943 in Nuuuli, American Samoa. He retired from the State Hospital and Waimano Home. He is survived by wife, Myrna Ioane; sons, Matt (Doris) Ioane, Marc (Randy) Ioane, Mike (Abbie) Ioane, Mitch (Crystal) Ioane; brothers, Solo (Alafou) Ioane, Foimai (Marilyn) Sakaria, Etepaki Sakaria; sisters, Autasia Erice, Manatua Feliciano, Mulufua Maea, Autasia Sakaria; 8 grand- children, 2 great grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Friday (Mar. 27) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Marilyn “Mari” Mariko (Matsunaga) Okuda

Posted On March 22nd, 2015 -

MARILYN MARI MARIKO (MATSUNAGA) OKUDA Age 71, of Honolulu, HI passed away on February 15, 2015. A former employee of Kuakini Medical Center, she retired as a medical secretary for Dr. Bradley Koizumi and was a medical communications operator for the Physicians Exchange of Honolulu Inc. Marilyn was involved in the Hawaii Bobby Sox Softball Program for over twenty years, and was a member of the Tenrikyo Honolulu-Ko Church and the McKinley High School Class of 1961. She is survived by son, Northrop; daughter, Leilani; granddaughter, Malina; brothers, Raymond Iwao Matsunaga, James Matsunaga, and Earl (Jessie) Matsunaga. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service to begin at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.


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