Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

SADIE KAANOHIKULA KAM SIN YOUNG “POPO” “AUNTY SADIE”

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

SADIE KAANOHIKULA KAM SIN YOUNG
Sadie Kaanohikula Kam Sin Young or better known as Ah Po, Popo or Aunty Sadie at the age of 93, passed away peacefully at home on June 8th, 2012. She was born July 24, 1918 in Waipio Valley, Hawaii.
She had five children with her late husband Edward Makualoi Young preceded in death by her son Milton (Edean), Amelia Pua Maruyama (Doka), Gordon Moku (Sandy), Newton Kelii (Penny) and Donna Puaala Willing (Peter), 20 Grandchildren, 46 Great-grandchildren, 11 Great-great grand children and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be on Thursday, July 5 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Kahala Chapel, 4847 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, 96816.
Visitation at 9:00 AM, Funeral service at 10:30 AM, Burial to follow at 3:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

BEVERLY JOAN FLEMING

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

BEVERLY JOAN FLEMING
June 19, 2012
Beloved Wife of Norman Shea
Born February 16, 1938 to Edward L. and Lois May Poole in Juneau, Alaska. She was the second of two daughters’. She grew up in Juneau, Alaska and graduated in 1956, from Juneau/Douglas High School and attended two years accounting school. In 1964 she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she worked for five years at “Brown & Roots” a subsidiary of Haliburtin, where she did the payroll for the “Pipeline” workers. Next, she worked for the Anchorage Housing Authority, before moving to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1974, with two children, her husband & no job. She quickly found a job and worked at “Railings” in Halawa, until 1977, when she joined (HFS) Honolulu Freight Service and a short time later Magnum Transportation. She left and went to work for Tom Beidleman managing PML-GFF (Guam Freight & Air/ACS Ship Agency), after the passing of her husband, William A. Fleming in 1986, at the young age of 54 years old. Through this tragedy she endured. Later her widower lady friends introduced her to ballroom dancing, she loved it!
In 1990, she married, Norman Shea, they retired in 1994. They moved to Vegas in 1994 and returned to Hawaii in 2001. In 2004 Beverly and Norman started taking yearly cruises to Alaska until 2011. She was also an avid cross stitcher, she has completed more than fifty pieces of cross stitchery. In 2010 she was stricken with throat cancer. She took “Laser” treatment and was given a year and a half to live. She had a zest for life. She will be missed by all who’s life she has touched! She was a lady of humility, grace and elegance!
Survived by Husband Norman Shea. Sister Yvonne Reeves. Son Robert B. Fleming. Daughter Teresa May Langston (William Langston). Seven Grandchildren and seven Great Grandchildren.
Visitation to be held from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday July 7, 2012 at Moanalua Mortuary. Services will begin at 11:00. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

JOHN RUSSELL MUEH, M.D.

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

JOHN RUSSELL MUEH, M.D.
John Russell Mueh, 64, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on June 9, 2012. An oncologist, retired, and former chief of hematology/oncology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, He was born in Berkeley, CA on November 20, 1947. He received his B.S in Chemistry (with Honors) and Doctor of Medicine (President’s Scholar) from the University of California at San Diego. He completed his internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of San Francisco and his postdoctoral fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University Hospital in San Diego. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Medical Oncology. He was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Oncology.
Among John’s memorable activities was a year spent as the disc jockey for the Sunday afternoon jazz show on KPFA in Berkeley and playing clarinet (second chair) with the San Francisco Symphony. These led him to graduate with a minor in music at UCSD. As a life-long-learner, John found much joy during retirement attending classes at the University of Hawaii, language courses in France, and encouraging his grandsons to enjoy learning.
He is survived by wife, Audrey Liu Mueh, step-daughter, Nicole Adam Jones, grandsons, Dawson and Wyatt Jones, brother, David (Diane) Mueh of Reno, NV and Palm Desert, CA, sister, Linda (Roger) Brown of Seattle, WA, hanai sister, Susan Mueh of Venice, FL, nephew Donald (Rachel) Mueh of Alexandria, VA, nieces Erin Brown of Seattle, WA and Emily Brown of Portland, OR, and grandnieces, Sarah and Ashley Mueh.
Private services. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to the Hawaiian Humane Society at 2700 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96826, Chamber Music Hawaii at P.O. Box 61939, Honolulu, HI 96839, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra at 848 S. Beretania St. Suite 408, Honolulu, HI 96813 or your favorite charity. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

ROY DAIZO YAMANAKA

Posted On July 1st, 2012 -

ROY DAIZO YAMANAKA
Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away on June 18, 2012, in Straub Clinic and Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, he was a retired Title Insurance Executive for Title Guaranty of
Hawaii. Preceded in death by his wife, Jane, he is survived by his son, Gregg (Ruthann) Yamanaka and granddaughter, Kelsey Anne Yamanaka; nieces and nephews. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

KATSUE “ELLEN” NAKANO

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

KATSUE “ELLEN” NAKANO
89, of Kailua. Born October 16, 1922 in Honolulu, passed at Castle Medical Center on May 5, 2012. Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Survived by daughter, Brenda Tomuro (Fujio) and sons, Bryan (Lei) and Dennis; 7 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; brothers Frank and Steven Tsuchitori; sisters, Marion Nishida, Alice Kurihara, Jeanette Hew, Aileen Makiya and Lily Tsuchitori. Katsue was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years to Tatsumi “Tom” Nakano. All her life, she was hard working, generous and kind. You will be missed. Private services held.

MAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERS

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

MAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERS
Maile Mahealani Emilia Watters was granted her angel wings on June 22, 2012. In her final days, she was surrounded in love by family and friends that Maile touched throughout her short, yet memorable life. Maile was born on May 29, 1987 in Orange, California and had more than her fair share of challenges. Though her life was short she made a real difference and impacted many lives without realizing it. Maile was appointed by the Governor to serve on the State Council on Mental Health. She was awarded the Youth Advocate of the Year in 2009 by the Mental Health America of Hawaii. She served as a Youth Representative for numerous groups and involved in multiple conferences and events as a guest speaker. Her life story resonated with everyone, from policy maker to peers – Maile was and continues to be a true HERO! Her life’s journey gives HOPE to all of us and serves as a reminder of how precious life is and that each of us have a reason for being here. The challenge is to find what your purpose is for this life. Her beautiful smile, unselfish love and sense of humor brought much JOY to her loved ones. Maile is survived by: husband and son, Marc and Ethan Watters; loving parents, Gino Daguio , Carol and George Medina; two sisters, Anela Torres (husband Carlos) and Emmie Daguio; Grandfather, Andy Daguio. We invite you to join us in celebrating her life on Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 at New Hope Leeward (94-050 Farrington Hwy, A1, Waipahu, HI 96797), visitation at 9:00am, and the service at 10:00am. This is what Maile wrote about her own life, you’ll recognize it if you have ever been on her Facebook page. “My life is one heck of a journey, since the day I was born I always wanted to give up, but God made me stronger than that. I fight some sort of battle every day, whether it be eating healthy, resting, thinking positive, or trying to stay strong for my son and husband. No one will understand my pains and struggles or what it takes for me to accept and deal with life’s challenges. I’m a very complicated person on the inside, but on the outside you wouldn’t be able to tell that I’m as sick as the docs say, but I am and this is my life. A battle, a fight to stay alive and still try to be a happy person with a positive attitude. I’d rather not waste my time on the negatives anymore. I’d rather spend each minute of the day, every day to its fullest. Well, take care everyone and GOD BLESS.”

CLARA KOBASHIGAWA

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

CLARA KOBASHIGAWA
Age 86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 7, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 15, 1926 in Pearl City, Hawaii.
She is survived by husband, Isamu Kobashigawa; daughters, Lorraine (Paul) Asano, Doreen (Ronny) Higuchi; sister, Betsy Oshiro; 4 grandchildren.
Private services were held.

ROGER THOMAS MADDY

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

ROGER THOMAS MADDY
6-14-12
56, of Honolulu, a cook at Koa Pancake House in Kaneohe, died. He was surrounded by his family Spring Maddy (Todd Kalahiki Jr.), Harmony- Joy (Brandon) Abelaye, Elise Maddy & 6 grandchildren. Private scattering.

DOUGLAS JOSEPH MCKAY

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

DOUGLAS JOSEPH MCKAY
June 17, 2012
Douglas Joseph McKay, 56, of Waipahu, a US Army Retiree, died in Neunkirchen, Germany where he lived for many years. He was born on March 14, 1956 in Ewa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Erika; son Douglas Jr.; mother, Juanita McKay; brothers, Ronald (Colleen) McKay, Duncan (Joann) McKay, Leslie McKay; sisters, Lorraine (Peter) Villafuerte, Jr., Mary (Hiram) Barboza; 12 nieces and nephews; 11 great-grand-nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at Pfarrer Brandl in Germany and private services will be held here.

ALEXANDER L. PICKENS

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

Honolulu Arts Educator and Philanthropist Leaves a Legacy of Fundraising
ALEXANDER L. PICKENS
1921 – 2012
Dr. Alexander L. Pickens, Professor Emeritus, College of Education, University of Hawai’i at Manoa and former Assistant to the Dean for College Development, passed away peacefully at his home on June 23, 2012. Ardent and longtime supporters of fundraising, Pickens and his wife, Frances established an endowment fund, named the Frances M.J. & Alexander Pickens Scholarship Fund in Secondary Education. Today, the college’s development office is dedicated to him for his work in establishing a successful scholarship program that continues to grow each year. He is survived by his wife Frances, numerous former students, and friends who continue to support the arts in education by giving back to their communities: an attribute he modeled throughout his lifetime in service to others.
Beginning his career as a public school teacher, Pickens earned a BA in English from Southern Methodist University, an MA in Art from North Texas State University, and an EdD in Fine Arts from Columbia University. He taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Georgia before settling in Hawai’i in 1962.
An associate professor of art education at the College of Education, Pickens was promoted to full professor in 1969. He would additionally serve as Assistant to the Dean for College Development, a position he helped to create in 1989. Investing his own resources and encouraging others to do the same, Pickens obtained funds to commemorate the college’s 50th anniversary in 1981. He would continue to raise money for scholarships and endowments until his retirement in 2001.
“I give because of the need,” Pickens said in a 2011 interview. “From what I have seen over my 39 years with the college, the students are very responsible. Many of them are single parents, most have part-time jobs, and some are supporting parents and grandparents. The College of Education is still very important to me and my wife, and our desire is to support its future.”
In 1989, Pickens was honored with a Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching. Among his numerous other awards and achievements, he was given the Award of Excellence for Commitment and Service to the college’s alumni association in 1996 and the College Benefactor Award in 2008.
Throughout his career, Pickens served as an art education consultant who organized, designed, and raised funds for art exhibitions and projects. He worked steadily through summers and spent his sabbatical leaves in the 1970s and 80s researching art history at Yale; conducting Smithsonian Institute study tours in Greece and England; and visiting schools in Morocco, Egypt, and Kenya.
Active in the community, Pickens served on the Board of Directors for the Honolulu Theater for Youth from 1997 to 2001 and sat on the Boards of Directors for the Honolulu Symphony from 1998 to 2010 and Chamber Music Hawaii from 2002 to 2012.
A celebration of life will be held in Honolulu in mid-August to honor Alex and his accomplishments. Donations in memory of Alexander L. Pickens may be made to: Chamber Music Hawai’i and sent to P.O. Box 61939, Honolulu, HI 96839. For more information about concerts and music education experiences offered statewide go to chambermusichawaii.com or email info@chambermusic hawaii.com. Donations may also be made online through the website.

MAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERS

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

MAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERS
Maile Mahealani Emilia Watters was granted her angel wings on June 22, 2012. In her final days, she was surrounded in love by family and friends that Maile touched throughout her short, yet memorable life. Maile was born on May 29, 1987 in Orange, California and had more than her fair share of challenges. Though her life was short she made a real difference and impacted many lives without realizing it. Maile was appointed by the Governor to serve on the State Council on Mental Health. She was awarded the Youth Advocate of the Year in 2009 by the Mental Health America of Hawaii. She served as a Youth Representative for numerous groups and involved in multiple conferences and events as a guest speaker. Her life story resonated with everyone, from policy maker to peers – Maile was and continues to be a true HERO! Her life’s journey gives HOPE to all of us and serves as a reminder of how precious life is and that each of us have a reason for being here. The challenge is to find what your purpose is for this life. Her beautiful smile, unselfish love and sense of humor brought much JOY to her loved ones. Maile is survived by: husband and son, Marc and Ethan Watters; loving parents, Gino Daguio , Carol and George Medina; two sisters, Anela Torres (husband Carlos) and Emmie Daguio; Grandfather, Andy Daguio. We invite you to join us in celebrating her life on Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 at New Hope Leeward (94-050 Farrington Hwy, A1, Waipahu, HI 96797), visitation at 9:00am, and the service at 10:00am. This is what Maile wrote about her own life, you’ll recognize it if you have ever been on her Facebook page. “My life is one heck of a journey, since the day I was born I always wanted to give up, but God made me stronger than that. I fight some sort of battle every day, whether it be eating healthy, resting, thinking positive, or trying to stay strong for my son and husband. No one will understand my pains and struggles or what it takes for me to accept and deal with life’s challenges. I’m a very complicated person on the inside, but on the outside you wouldn’t be able to tell that I’m as sick as the docs say, but I am and this is my life. A battle, a fight to stay alive and still try to be a happy person with a positive attitude. I’d rather not waste my time on the negatives anymore. I’d rather spend each minute of the day, every day to its fullest. Well, take care everyone and GOD BLESS.”

JULIANA PERALTA MENDOZA

Posted On June 29th, 2012 -

JULIANA PERALTA MENDOZA
Age 89, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away May 28, 2012 in Aiea. Born January 28, 1923 in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Building Maintenance.
She is survived by daughters, Norma (Bernie) Dacanay, Helen (Noel) Eusebio; sons, Johnny (Editha) Mendoza, Marcos (Elena) Mendoza Jr., Modesto (Elizabeth) Mendoza; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Pilar Barrozo.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (July 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Tuesday (July 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FE VENDIOLA CABLAY

Posted On June 29th, 2012 -

FE VENDIOLA CABLAY
Born in San Fernando La Union Phillipines on December 1928, passed on June 07, 2012 at the age of 83. She is survived by her daughters Karen (Franz) Cablay Schullere, Myra Fe Cablay; and son Rodney (Vicky) Cablay and her grandchildren (Matthew, Atom, Zen, Rafael, Riley & Ravyn), and sister Annie Corpuz. Wake/Viewing Services on July 02, 2012 from 5PM – 9PM; Funeral Service on July 03, 2012 from 8:30AM – 12noon. Both services will be held at St John the Baptist, 2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi. Burial service on July 03 at 1PM at Valley of the Temples.

WILLIAM MULLEN AYERS

Posted On June 29th, 2012 -

WILLIAM MULLEN AYERS
June 8 , 2012
William (Bill) Mullen Ayers, of Waianae, was born in Honolulu December 12, 1948. He worked in the travel industry for many years, retired from the State of Hawaii, Hawaii Public Housing Authority (section 8) as a research counsel assistant, a Graduate of St. Louis High School class of 1966. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and was a former UH football player.
He coached basketball at St. Theresa’s, football at Damien, Palama Settlement, Maui High, Lahaina Luna and Nanakuli High Schools.
He is survived by his Mother Violet Infante Ayers, Daughter Stacie Ayers Lynch (Brendan) brothers Patrick H. Ayers and Jack Luster Ayers, Jr. He is also survived by his long time companion Ms. Rae Tamara and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Makaha Beach Park with visitation at 11:00am-11:30am with the scattering of his ashes to follow at sea.
Fellowship to follow after the scattering of the ashes at the beach park. Casual Attire.

WILLIAM RODRIGUES COSTA

Posted On June 29th, 2012 -

WILLIAM RODRIGUES COSTA
Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away June 10, 2012 at his residence. Born September 12, 1916 in Hilo, Hawaii.
He is survived by nephews, Donald Dos Santos, Richard Newberg, Johnny Ruiz, Craig Ruiz, Stewart Harbottle, Brian Harbottle, Michael D. Dos Santos, Arin K.K.K. Adams, Jerry Adams, Jr.; nieces, Donna D.S. (Jerry) Adams, Amber A.E. Adams, Doris Ruiz, Edna Shea, Diana Hartley, Brenda Samuel, Marilynn (Paul) Aki.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, 7/3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FE VENDIOLA CABLAY

Posted On June 29th, 2012 -

FE VENDIOLA CABLAY
Born in San Fernando La Union Phillipines on December 1928, passed on June 07, 2012 at the age of 83. She is survived by her daughters Karen (Franz) Cablay Schullere, Myra Fe Cablay; and son Rodney (Vicky) Cablay and her grandchildren (Matthew, Atom, Zen, Rafael, Riley & Ravyn), and sister Annie Corpuz. Wake/Viewing Services on July 02, 2012 from 5PM – 9PM; Funeral Service on July 03, 2012 from 8:30AM – 12noon. Both services will be held at St John the Baptist, 2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi. Burial service on July 03 at 1PM at Valley of the Temples.

WILLIAM MULLEN AYERS

Posted On June 29th, 2012 -

WILLIAM MULLEN AYERS
June 8 , 2012
William (Bill) Mullen Ayers, of Waianae, was born in Honolulu December 12, 1948. He worked in the travel industry for many years, retired from the State of Hawaii, Hawaii Public Housing Authority (section 8) as a research counsel assistant, a Graduate of St. Louis High School class of 1966. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and was a former UH football player.
He coached basketball at St. Theresa’s, football at Damien, Palama Settlement, Maui High, Lahaina Luna and Nanakuli High Schools.
He is survived by his Mother Violet Infante Ayers, Daughter Stacie Ayers Lynch (Brendan) brothers Patrick H. Ayers and Jack Luster Ayers, Jr. He is also survived by his long time companion Ms. Rae Tamara and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Makaha Beach Park with visitation at 11:00am-11:30am with the scattering of his ashes to follow at sea.
Fellowship to follow after the scattering of the ashes at the beach park. Casual Attire.

EDITHA JUAN FELIPE

Posted On June 28th, 2012 -

EDITHA JUAN FELIPE
Age 70, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away May 22, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 6, 1941 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A sales associate at 7-Eleven store at Haleiwa.
She is survived by husband, Gerardo Felipe; sons, Darryl (Sergina) Felipe, Gary Felipe; mother, Agueda Felipe Juan; brother, Artemio (Pacencia) Juan, Elmer Juan, Oscar (Noemi) Juan; sisters, Norma (Rico) Lozano, Wilma (Alejandro) Lorenzana; 5 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 6:00 p.m. Sunday (July 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VAL TETSUTO TOYAMA

Posted On June 28th, 2012 -

VAL TETSUTO TOYAMA
Born December 7, 1946 in Honolulu, Val Tetsuto Toyama, age 65, passed away on April 14, 2012 in Renton, Washington.
He was a loving family man, a Vietnam veteran, and an aircraft engineer that loved his old Corvette and Hawaii home.
Val is survived by his wife Nicole Toyama, mother Betty Toyama and families.
There is a 2:00 PM, June 29th, Punchbowl service followed by a reception at the Queen Emma Summer Palace Emmalani Hale.

ROMUALDO SAOIT ACOSTA

Posted On June 28th, 2012 -

ROMUALDO SAOIT ACOSTA
Age 76, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 31, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 28, 1935 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from the Double Tree Alana Hotel.
He is survived by wife, Rosario A. Acosta; sons, Jose (Ednalina “Marlyn”) Acosta, Selmar (Shirley) Acosta, Emmanuel Acosta; daughters, Abelina (Francisco) Almachar, Carmenchita Acosta, Zenaida (Esperdion) Ramos, Rizalina Acosta; brothers, Ruperto (Iluminada) Acosta, Dalmacio Acosta, Rodney (Leonida) Acosta Sr., Leodigario (Marita) Acosta; sisters, Juliana (Dodoy) Gattu, Eugenia Bermudez, Apolonia Agarma, Regina (Romy) Mentac, Nena (Alex) Lacar; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (July 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Friday (July 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

KAZUKO (“KAY”) SHIKUMA CHING

Posted On June 27th, 2012 -

KAZUKO (“KAY”) SHIKUMA CHING
Kay passed away on June 12, 2012, in Honolulu. She was born on January 13, 1927, in Hilo. She left Hilo to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she received a bachelor’s degree and 5th year certificate in social work. There she met Donald D.H. Ching, the love of her life. They were wed in 1951, in spite of the concerns of some members of their families about a Chinese-Japanese marriage, which was unusual at that time. Underneath her quiet demeanor she was the Rock of Gibraltar upon whom Donald and her family and friends could depend. While raising five children and working as a social worker at the Department of Education, she supported Donald’s political contributions as a state legislator and a delegate to two State Constitutional Conventions, hosting dozens of campaign events and legislative functions. It is only when looking back that we can fully appreciate her strength and all that she did for her husband, family and community. Kay had the uncanny way of making everyone feel at ease and part of the family. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she made her family a priority and taught them the importance of respect, family, great friends and an ono, hearty meal with dessert.
She is survived by her children, Donna (Skip Bittenbender) of Honolulu, Debbie (Jack Lee) of Berkeley, California, Sandra Kimura of Hilo, Jeff and Mel of Honolulu; grandchildren, Harrison Bittenbender, Kyle and Joel Lee, Jonathan, Brandon (Yuko Mihara) and Ryan Kimura, and Emi Ching; great-grandchildren, Landon and Ella Kimura; and brothers, Jiro Shikuma (Doris) of Torrance, California, Miki Shikuma (Kimie) of Honolulu, and Takao Shikuma (Elaine) of Hilo.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:00am, at Diamond Head Mortuary, followed by services at 11:45am. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers or koden, donations may be directed to the Kalihi YMCA, which Kay continued to support after Donald passed.

CHUNEU SONG

Posted On June 27th, 2012 -

CHUNEU SONG
Age 89, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away June 3, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 9, 1923 in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. A member of the Disabled American Veterans Association. A WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veteran. A member of the 5th Regimental Combat Team.
He is survived by wife, Rosa Song; son, Larry J. Song; sisters, Hong Nang, Morita, Naromi Nix; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SIMPLICIO “PETE” “PECIONG” JUMAUAN TAGALOG

Posted On June 27th, 2012 -

SIMPLICIO
“PETE” “PECIONG”
JUMAUAN TAGALOG
Age 80, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 28, 2012 in Aiea. Born March 2, 1932 in Waipahu, Hawaii. Retired from Catholic Charities Palama Settlement and also for Heide & Cook, Ltd. as a refrigeration, air condition mechanic. Founder & leader of Makibaka (Ota Camp).
He is survived by spouse, Leonora “Nora” Baclaan Gozon-Tagalog; sons, Darrell P. Tagalog Lapulapu, Peter K. (Marnelle) Gozon-Tagalog; daughters, Juanita (Eddie) Visitacion, Grace L. Townsend, Vivian M. Tagalog (Joel Garcia), Anette M. (Stefan) Ibarra, Abigail I. (James) Kupihea, Leonette I. Tagalog (Kalani) Ka’auamo, Naomi Gozon-Tagalog; 20 grand-children; 13 great-grand-children; former wife, Sally Tagalog; sister, Loretta Tagalog (Shack) Shinozawa).
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Tuesday (July 3) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARRY JINYEI SHIROMA

Posted On June 27th, 2012 -

HARRY JINYEI SHIROMA
Age 88, of Honolulu, passed away June 16, 2012 at his residence. Born January 10, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He is survived by wife, Harriet Harue Shiroma; son, Russell R. (Charlene) Shiroma; daughter, Noreen N. Chun Shiroma; sister, Hazel Yonamine; grandson, Nicholaus Chun.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 6/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

RHONDA KALIHILIHIWAIANUENUE MAKAULA TOAFE

Posted On June 27th, 2012 -

RHONDA KALIHILIHIWAIANUENUE MAKAULA TOAFE
June 18, 2012
47, of Waimanalo, died peacefully at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Asoono; son Malosi; daughters Shayna, Shatiana, Shaelen and Shavahn; five grandchildren: mother Detta Makaula; brothers Walter, Kimo and Kaniala Makaula; and sister Roz Makaula. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services at noon.

MARGARET MISUE KIYABU

Posted On June 26th, 2012 -

MARGARET MISUE
KIYABU
Age 88, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away April 25, 2012 in Aiea. Born March 29, 1924 in Wainaku, Hawaii. Proprietor of Quality Letter Service in Los Angeles, CA. An avid bowler in her retirement years.
She is survived by brothers, Masuo (Ellen) Sakasegawa, Mineo (Lily) Sakasegawa, Harry (Judy) Sakasegawa; sisters, Fusayo Scannell, Sadie (Tadao) Sekiya.
Private services were held.

John “Johnny Boy” Muraki

Posted On June 26th, 2012 -

JOHN “JOHNNY BOY” MURAKI
Age 53, died on June 15, 2012. St. Louis School Graduate, Military Veteran, and an Avid Fisherman.
Survivors: Parents; James & Lipine Muraki, Son; John Anthony Muraki, Brothers; James “Kimo” Muraki III, Justin Muraki, and Jeffrey Muraki, Sisters; Trina Ann Muraki and Tandra Muraki, Nieces and Nephews.
Private Services

WESLEY RICHARD “DICK” BODDY

Posted On June 26th, 2012 -

WESLEY RICHARD “DICK” BODDY
Age 84, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 3, 2012 in Waianae. Born June 29, 1927 in Pipestone, Minnesota. A U.S. Navy veteran, served as a
telecommunications specialist for the U.S. Navy at Kunia and Whitmore Village for 30 yrs.
He is survived by wife, Barbara Boddy; son, Paul (Robinlyn) Boddy; daughter, Maria (Daniel) Scheidt; 2 grand-children; sister, Gladys Meyer of ND.
Visitation 3:00 p.m. Saturday (June 30) at Joy of Christ Lutheran of Pearl City; (784 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City) Memorial Service 4:00 p.m. Committal Service 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 10) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Lutheran World Relief or Bread For The World Organization, 784 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City 96782.

PETER SAVEA MAILO

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PETER SAVEA MAILO (70)
Of Pago Pago, American Samoa died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at his home in the village of Mesepa. Born in Fale’ula, Apia, Western Samoa on to Latafale Sarah Fruean Mailo.
Survived by his 6 biological kids; Donna Mailo-Westerlund, Luana Mailo-Bass, Peter F. Mailo, Sarah Mailo-Ray, Audrey & Tanya Mailo; siblings; Albert, James, Jacob, Kenneth, Luana, Sarah & Puna.
Service set for Friday, June 29, 2012 in Mesepa.
Contact Luana at (808) 285-6694 or email: ms.luana.bass @gmail.com

BARBARA LEILANI HOPU MATEO-KIHANO

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BARBARA
LEILANI HOPU MATEO-KIHANO
Age 69, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away June 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 5, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Barbara was retired from the Navy Public Works Center. She was a member of Na Kupuna O Koolau, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club, and Menehune Marchers.
She is survived by husband, Percy Kihano; daughter, Michele (Anthony) Ostrowski; mother, Esther Hopu; brother, Hiram Hopu, Jr.; sisters, Kuuleiminamina (Richard) Mercado, Leinaala (Bruce) Chamberlin; grand-daughters, Kealaokuupualilia Ostrowski, Leilani Ostrowski.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 29) at St Ann’s Catholic Church; (46-129 Haiku Rd., Kaneohe) Mass 11:45 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran