Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

CATALINO YANOS ACIERTO

Posted On March 30th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

CATALINO
YANOS ACIERTO

Age 86, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away March 19, 2011 in Waipahu. Born April 30, 1924 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by sons, Efren (Violet) Acierto, Nelson (Merle) Acierto; daughter, Evelyn (Lloyd) Reyes of San Diego; 6 grandchildren; companion, Enrica B. Asio; sister, Maria Acierto Acoba of Arizona.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (April 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Monday (April 4) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOHN “JOHNNY” F. GUZMAN

Posted On March 30th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

JOHN “JOHNNY” F. GUZMAN

Age 80, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away March 10, 2011 in Honolulu. Born December 2, 1930 in Kohala, Hawaii. Johnny retired from Hawaiian Telephone as a cable splicer. He also served as a business manager from Local Union 1357-IBEW; and former proprietor of State Carpet Cleaning.

He is survived by wife, Dorothy J. Guzman; son, Terry Guzman; daughters, LaVerne (Alex) Timbancaya, Darlene (Erdman) Kawelo, Jr.; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday (April 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Thursday (April 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park

SUMIO TOKUNAGA

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

SUMIO TOKUNAGA

Age 84, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 7, 1926 in Ewa, Oahu. Retired from Oahu Sugar as a crane operator.

He is survived by wife, Michiko Tokunaga; sons, Nolan (Mavis) Tokunaga, Leo (Diane) Tokunaga; 3 grandchildren; sisters, Tomii Orita, Hisayo (Mikio) Soma, Chiyono Hishinuma.

Private services were held.

TSUNEO MUNESUE

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

TSUNEO MUNESUE

Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away February 27, 2011 at Hale Pulama Mau. Born September 26, 1919 in Honolulu. Mr. Munesue graduated from St. Louis High School; joined the U.S. Postal service until his retirement 37 years later. He served several terms as president of the Postal Letter Carriers Association. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. Mr. Munesue is predeceased by his loving wife Grace.

He is survived by son, Gary T. Munesue; daughter, Gail L. (Paul T.) Kaneshiro; brothers, Ben (Bernice) Munesue of Molokai, Harry Munesue; sisters, Betty Iwamoto, Mary (Yoshio) Toyama; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Batoon Care Home for their love and dedicated care of their father. Private services were held.

JERI LEE HAINA

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

JERI LEE HAINA

Age 69, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away February 28, 2011 at St. Francis Hospice West. Born March 6, 1941 in Los Gatos, CA. She began in sales with inter-island resorts and later moved to United Vacations until she retired in 1997. Also was a member of the Ladies Red Hat Society and Kapolei Hope Chapel.

She is survived by husband, John N. Haina; sons, John C.K. (Lisa) Haina, Kevin N. (Marie) Haina, Keith K. (Ipolani) Haina; mother, Sylvia J. Piper; brothers, Richard (Pricilla) Piper, Dennis (Victoria) Piper; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces & 2 nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Flowers Welcome.

JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” ATIMAMA FUSILERO

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” ATIMAMA FUSILERO

Age 48, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 23, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 29, 1962 in Labayug, Sison, Pangasinan, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Angel Barquez; son, Joel (Michelle) Barquez; hanai daughter, Alyssa Joy Fusilero of Philippines; sisters, Elena (Wesley) Lairson of Guam, MaryJane (Samuel) Corpuz, Lorna (Joseph “JoJo”) Corpuz, Dionisia Fusilero; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousin.

Private services were held and burial will take place in Philippines.

FRANCIS “MARTY” MARTINEZ

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

FRANCIS “MARTY” MARTINEZ

Age 87, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 17, 2011 in Kapolei, HI. Born December 18, 1923 in Castner Village, Waialua, Hawaii. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu. A WWII Veteran who served in Korea and Vietnam.

He is survived by wife, Pauline Farm Martinez; sons, James (Abigail) Martinez, Anthony Martinez; daughters, Dr. Marian (Richard) Crislip; daughter-in-law, Rowena Martinez; brother, Carl (Mae) Takahashi; sister, Ethel (George) Lunasco; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

MELVIN “SACH” HISASHI ISHII

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

MELVIN “SACH” HISASHI ISHII

Age 59, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away March 8, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born February 4, 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Melvin was a member of the Momilani Community Bowling League, Hawaii Nisei Bowling Club, Tomigusuku SonJin Kai, and SGI-USA.

He is survived by wife, Karen Ishii; son, Neil Ishii; daughters, Melanie (Corey) Zukeran, Jennifer Ishii; father, Kazutaka Ishii; sisters, Marian (George) Matsuura, Carol (Alan) Fujii, Phyllis (John) Fukuzono; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (April 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 11:30 a.m. Monday (April 4) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

RANDY MANCAO DANGIDANG

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

RANDY MANCAO DANGIDANG

Age 60, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away February 21, 2011 in Las Vegas. Born August 10, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by son, Randy Jonathan Dangidang of San Jose, C.A.; daughter, Stephanie Rose Dangidang of Pacifica, C.A.; mother, Rosario Mancao Dangidang of Wahiawa; sisters, Fely Yacap Sunio of Aiea, Yolanda (Daniel) Dangidang Roberts of WA, Charlene Dangidang Wolfe of Nevada; brothers, Adolpho Yacap of CA, Albert Mancao Dangidang of CA, Roland Mancao Dangidang of Wahiawa; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (April 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 11:30 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DANIEL WO YIP CHUN

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

DANIEL WO YIP CHUN

Age 64, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away February 20, 2011 in Mililani. Born April 14, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired electrician from the Navy Public Works Center. An avid bowler for over 40 years, and a Vietnam veteran.

He is survived by wife, Dorcas “Dori” D. Chun; sister, Betty K.O. (Lum Nip) Leong; brothers, Edward W.C. (Jacqueline) Chun, Herbert W.H. Gail H.) Chun; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (April 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

HITOSHI SAKUMA

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

HITOSHI SAKUMA

Age 87, of Honolulu, passed away on March 24, 2011. Born in Keahua, Maui, he was a retired Sergeant with the U.S. Army and retired maintenance foreman for the State of Hawaii at the State Capitol. He is survived by his wife, Asako Sakuma; sons, Melvin (Linda) and Rodney Sakuma; daughters, Keiko (Dr. Deane) Sakuma-Neubauer, Florence (Byrnes) Yamashita and Jane (Jonathan) Sakuma Wong; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brother, Haruo (Yoshiko) Sakuma; sisters, Lily (Richard) Miyamoto, Kiyoe Kumasaka, Matsue Inokuma, Harue (Carl) Yokote, Yatsue Iwatake and Yurino (Alan) Sugiki.

Visitation from 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

JANE CHIH-CHENG YOSHIDA

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

JANE CHIH-CHEN YOSHIDA

Age 83, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away March 16, 2011 in Kailua. Born April 19, 1927 in Yokohama, Japan. Retired interpreter at Intercontinental Medical Services. Waitress at the Princess Pauahi Courtyard Restaurant. A Chinese language instructor with the Chung Shan Language School, also a Arthur Murray dance instructor.

She is survived by sons, Kent (Akiko) Lee, Paul (Robyn) Lee; daughters, Betty (Francis) Nagata, Christine (Chris) Watanabe; sisters, Violet Roby, Lin Chi Chung, Lin Zhi Peng, Lin Zhi Ryu; brother, Lin Yun Pong; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (April 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

JOHN CHARLES CAVANAGH

Posted On March 29th, 2011 -

JOHN CHARLES CAVANAGH
1932-2011

John Cavanagh passed away February 22 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s; he was 78 years old. His wife of 51 years, MaryAnn Cavanagh, his two children, Brad Cavanagh and Karen Cavanagh, and three grandchildren Sophia Cavanagh, Jack Cavanagh and Reed Blomquist survive him. A native San Franciscan, John graduated from St. Ignatius High School and the University of San Francisco. Following an initial stint in public relations for Kaiser Cement & Gypsum Corporation in Oakland, he moved his young family to Hawaii and eventually rose to become partner and owner of Fawcett, McDermott, Cavanagh, Inc., the largest advertising agency in the State of Hawaii in the 1970s. Some of the agency’s notable clients were Sheraton Hotels-Pacific Division, Continental Airlines, The Alaska Visitors Bureau, Aloha Airlines, National Car Rental, AMFAC, Finance Factors, Hinode Rice, Pacific Resources, Inc., Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau, Kaanapali Beach Operators Assn. and the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. As a pioneer in tourism advertising, John was the first to produce a cooperative print advertising section for a destination: promoting the State of Hawaii, it was themed the “Golden People”. The agency won numerous creative awards over the years including many local Telly and Pele awards, as well as a Best in the West for a Continental Airlines television commercial. Reaching out to other ad agencies, he helped found and became President of AAAI, an international group of independent affiliated advertising agencies. John and his wife MaryAnn returned to northern California, settling in Santa Rosa for the past twenty years. He had the wonderful opportunity to see both his children marry and have their own children. He will be dearly missed by all. A private gravesite burial service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California on June 3.

ROBERT GERMAN

Posted On March 28th, 2011 -

ROBERT GERMAN

Robert German, aged 84 years, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, formerly of Honolulu, Hawai’i, passed away on Friday, 18 February 2011. Robert was born in Berwick, Pennsylvania on 29 August 1926 to George and Alice Mae German. In 1952, he married Beverly Cole of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Robert’s thirty-six year career in the Armed Forces began as a 17-year old Marine in World War II and ended with his retirement from the US Army as a Colonel at Camp Smith, Hawai’i in 1982. Robert’s career included two tours to Vietnam, the second in 1968 – 1969, where he served as Battalion Commander for the 2/501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. In 1991, his beloved wife, Beverly, passed away. In 2002, Robert moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota to be closer to his grandchildren. An Eagle Scout and 33rd degree Mason, he was active in Boy Scouting and the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beverly. Robert is survived by his son, Cole (Joy) German of Memphis, Tennessee; daughter Virginia (Marvin) Regorrah of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; and seven grandchildren. Robert will be interred at the Punchbowl on Wednesday, 30 March at 9:30 am.

ALBERTO “BOY” DONIOS, SR.

Posted On March 28th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

ALBERTO “BOY” DONIOS, SR.

Age 68, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away March 4, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born February 18, 1943 in Waipahu. Retired machinist from Waipahu Sugar Company, also from Covanta Energy, known as H-Power.

He is survived by son, Alberto (Rochelle) Donios Jr.; daughters, Danielle “Nina” Donios, Clarice Lopez, Roberta Kaolelopono, Leinaala Donios; brothers, Bonifacio “Boni” Donios, Rubin Donios, Jon Donios; sisters, Salud “Sally” Herrings, Carmen Remotap, Josephine Torricer, Theresa Sanchez; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Thursday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DOMINGO ALONZO LAGMAY

Posted On March 28th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

DOMINGO ALONZO LAGMAY

Age 72, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 27, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 5, 1938 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He retired after 37 years at Oahu Sugar and also retired from Royal Kunia Golf Course.

He is survived by wife, Loreta Lagmay; son, Dominic Lagmay; daughter, Esther (Howard) Ouchi of WA; 2 grandchildren; brothers, Juan Lagmay, Angel Lagmay, Nolan (Diana) Lagmay, Sr.; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa, HI) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VAAIMAMAO VAAIMAMAO JR.

Posted On March 28th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

VAAIMAMAO “AFAMASAGA” VAAIMAMAO JR.

Age 71, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 27, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 8, 1939 in Matautu, Western Samoa. He was co-founder of the Waimanalo Congregational Church; also an employee of the Salvation Army for 31 years of dedicated service.

He is survived by wife, Viola Vaaimamao; daughters, Sigalu P. (Loloa) Kakiva of CA, Pepe Vaai, Moana M. Vaaimamao of CA, Twyla P. Vaaimamao of CA; 6 grandchildren; sisters, Seupepe Fuimaono Te’o of Western Samoa, Siaitolo P. Poufa of American Samoa.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Kanana Fou Congregational Church, (94-261 Kunia Road, Waipahu) Funeral Service 12:00 noon. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Happy-colored attire. No flowers, please.

Henry D. Perreira Jr.

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

Celebration of Life for

HENRY D. PERREIRA JR.

Henry “Hanalei” died on Dec. 4, 2010 in Las Vegas.

Survived by wife, Debbie Perreira of Nevada; parents, Henry Sr. & Audrey Perreira of Kaneohe, sons Henry (Missy) Perreira III of Honolulu, Erik Mau & Dylan Perreira of Nevada, daughters Jan-lin Ciparro of Texas, Karee (Clay) McClanahan & Kimberly (Mario) Gonzalez of California, Kandace Perreira of Nevada, Missy Kapoo & Leo (Milli) Ah Quin of Arizona; brother Billy (Avis) Perreira of Hilo; sisters Peachy Guilmet of Salem, MA, Lee Anne Perreira & Christine Perreira of Kaneohe, & 16 grandchildren.

Services: Community Church of Hon., Nuuanu, on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9am to 1pm. Program at 10am., in Nuuanu, on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Services start at 10:00am.

VIRGINIA PETERSON MCGOWAN

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

VIRGINIA PETERSON MCGOWAN

Virginia Peterson McGowan, 94, passed away in Honolulu. She had a kind, beautiful, soul and was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. She was born in Dayton, Iowa and was financially independent, and on her own, from the time she left home at 17 after high school graduation. She worked while putting herself through business college and still managed to save money to send home to help with the educations of some of her 8 siblings. During World War II, she got her pilot’s license so she could take advantage of a civil aeronautics program looking for female pilots to fly domestic cargo. She was accepted into the program as a pilot but the program was discontinued. She went on to become the secretary for the Secretary of State, Edward R. Stettinius. She was in the first group of civilians sent to work in Germany after V-E day. Her career advanced and she became a buyer of pulp and paper for the Federal government, a job which was based in Paris. In Paris, she met her husband, John, who was in the diplomatic corps. They married in Paris and lived in Europe for 17 years; in Yugoslavia, Paris, and Germany where her child, Mary, was born. They came to Hawaii in 1968 when John was assigned as an adviser to the Commander in Chief for the Pacific Command (cincpac). In Hawaii, Virginia became a realtor and then a broker and eventually opened her own business, Epic Realty. She was an amazing woman in many respects. She was gracious, sensitive, competent, and had a great sense of humor. The above photo was taken on her 94th birthday. She is survived by her daughter, hanai daughters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Punchbowl on March 30 at 11:30.

BETTY HARUE TSUJI

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

BETTY HARUE TSUJI
March 16, 2011

Betty Harue Tsuji, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Continental Shoe Findings Co. co-owner, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Richard M.; daughters, Julie H. (Rick) Tsuji-Alhadeff and Ami M. Tsuji-Jones; sister, Mildred N. Sakumoto; and grandson, Branden Tsuji-Jones. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Hwy. Service: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

RALPH “RALPHIE” EDAYAN

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

RALPH “RALPHIE” EDAYAN

Age 51, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away March 1, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born April 17, 1959 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Retired laborer with City and County. Volunteer supervisor for the Haleiwa War Memorial Monument-Lions Club Waialua.

He is survived by wife, Maizelette Edayan; daughters, Kathleen Edayan, Erlene Edayan (Mitchell Sarol-Silva), Blossom Edayan, Karen Edayan, Gloria Edayan; sons, Isaac Edayan, Moses Edayan, Isaiah Edyan, Judah Edayan; godson, Kaulana Kaneakua (Rose); sisters, Diane Kittleson of CA, Pacita Edayan of CA, Yvonne (Henry) Alejandro; sister-in-law, Rene Edayan; brothers, Antonio Edayan of CA, Ryan Edayan (Charlene) Derwin Edayan (Shereen), Whitney Edayan, Richard Edayan (Charlene) of OR; 6 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MACARIO RINGOR ESLABA

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

MACARIO RINGOR ESLABA

Age 99, of Honolulu, passed away March 7, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Laoac, Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. Macario retired from Pacific Construction.

He is survived by wife, Filomena R. Eslaba; daughters, Gloria (Phillip, Sr.) Bryant of Tennessee, Nancy Eslaba, Melanie (Gary Kitagawa) Eslaba; three grandsons, Phillip & Michael Bryant; John Mychael Eslaba; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday April 1, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Mortuary, Service 1:30 p.m. Burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Marvallin Mokihana Kahalepuna Kalua

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

MARVALLIN MOKIHANA KAHALEPUNA KALUA

86, affectionately known as “Aunty Lala”, died on March 12, 2011. Born and raised in Pauoa, she was a 1942 graduate of McKinley High School. Growing up she trained and performed hula under Kumu Hulas’ such as Henry M. Pa, George P. Mossman, Mama Rose K. Joshua, and Aunty Sally Woods. Mokihana worked for the State of Hawai’i as a Licensed Practical Nurse starting at the State Hospital in the mid-1950s, Kalihi Union Church in the 70s, then to Lanakila Mental Health before retiring. She was a member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I Women’s Auxiliary for many years, serving as its President and various other positions.

There are a few words that portrayed Mokihana: independent, elegant, graceful, and loving. She was self-reliant from a young age, and although widowed for 41 years, she always ensured her family was well taken cared for; Mokihana had an elegant style about her in speech, dress and mannerism; when she danced hula, it was with a style as taught exactly to her by her Kumus, with grace, charm, and at times- playfulness; and as a loving daughter, sibling, wife, mother, and grandmother- she was a person who gave unconditionally. To those who knew Mokihana, they will understand the true gift and meaning of what she brought to all of our lives.

Survived by her daughters, Patricia “Kaai” (Prince) Kekaulike, Marcella “Bozo” Kalama, Charlene “Kalena” (Rojelio) Rodrigues and Penny P. Kalua; brother, Alexander (Helene) Kahalepuna; sisters, Barbara “Kanani” (Gilbert) Lewis and Nancy Lum Won; nephews, David Kahalepuna and John “Johnny Boy” Pang; niece, Debbie Medeiros; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

Please, no flowers or donations as no services will be held by Mokihana’s request for a private service.

For the past 19 years, Mokihana diligently exerted her time and energy in a “life saving” work of spreading the good news of God’s Kingdom (Matthews 24:14). As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she could be seen in the mornings sitting at a stonewall bench on Fort Street Mall with her bible, offering the Watchtower & Awake magazines. Please feel free to speak to one of Jehovah’s Witnesses if you are concerned about the prevalence of wars and natural disasters, they will be happy to help you understand the turmoil we are facing, so that you may someday, help others. Mokihana now awaitsher resurrection.

Dane Lee Miller

Posted On March 27th, 2011 -

DANE LEE MILLER

61 of Honolulu died on March 9, 2011. Mr. Miller was an attorney who practiced in Hawaii and California for 32 years. He was a graduate of Boalt Hall and began his career with the Wall Street firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, before moving on to an Asia-based practice with the firm of Marks & Murase. Mr. Miller started his own firm, Miller Tokuyama & Sur in Hawaii in 1995. He was proud to have served the Hawaii community that he loved, including successfully arguing before the Hawaii Supreme Court to limit commercial surf schools from expanding into local surf areas.

He is survived by his wife Wilma Sur, sons Bennett and Kenneth Miller, daughter Maile Miller, mother Nora Davis and sisters Ann and Helen Miller.

Scattering of ashes will occur at Tonggs surf break between 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, with an aloha party to follow at the Elks Club from 4 to 7 p.m. No flowers.

TAKAYUKI MAEDA

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

TAKAYUKI MAEDA

Takayuki Maeda, formerly of Kailua, was born on July 17, 1927 in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He was the fourth child of Suetaro and Asao Maeda who emigrated from Kumamota, Japan.

He served in the U.S. Army from October 12, 1945 through February 5, 1947, and was honorably discharged. Through the GI bill, he attended the University of Hawaii and then the University of Michigan and graduated with a B.S. degree in Engineering in 1951. He began his engineering career at Pearl Harbor, while co-owning K & M Service Station in Kalihi.

Taka married Hanae Sagawa on July 17, 1953 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The couple moved to Michigan where Taka worked as an engineer for 38 years for Giffels and Rosetti, Ford Motor Company and Giffels and Associates while teaching night class at the College of Engineering in Detroit, MI. Through his dedication and work ethic he worked his way up from draftsman to the president of Giffels and Associates, a world class architectural firm in Southfield, Michigan. He also served on the Board of Licensing and Accreditation for the State of Michigan.

Taka’s true joy in life was his family to whom he was passionately devoted. He leaves behind a wife of 58 years, Hanae Maeda; his first son, Dr. Chris Maeda, his wife Jayne, granddaughter Lisa, of Overland Park, KS; a second son, Gary Maeda, granddaughter Amber, grandson Matthew, of Farmington Hills, MI; a daughter, Wendy Kern, her husband Steve, twin grandsons Nick and Adam, granddaughter Emma, of Ann Arbor, MI. They will all miss his sense of fun, compassion and kindness. Through all of them, he leaves behind an irrefutable legacy of devotion and love for family.

In Hawaii, Taka was predeceased by his half sister Hatsuko Fujimori and her deceased husband Masaki, their children Edwin, Roy, Gladys and Bert; Taka leaves behind a brother Yasuyuki Maeda, his wife Alma, their son Patrick and daughter Ann; a sister Shizuko Mitchell, her deceased husband Wallace Mitchell, their daughters Teri, Pamela, and Janyce; a sister Yaeko Okita, her husband Herbert, their sons Glenn and Mark and a sister Reiko Maeda. His siblings and extended family will miss him dearly.

Taka devoted his life to his six grandchildren who he visited constantly even during his retirement years in Kailua, Hawaii. He has given them the gift of many precious memories for which they are all extraordinarily grateful. Taka died on February 14, 2011. Valentine’s Day is an international day during which humans profess their love for one another, and with this writing our family wishes to express our love for “Opa.” May he rest in peace.

A private service was held and interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

Memorials may be made to the michaeljfox.org for Parkinson’s Disease.

WALLACE T. KAWAMURA

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

WALLACE T. KAWAMURA

Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired General Contractor and World War II Army veteran, who served with “L” Company of the 442nd Regimental
Combat Team. Survived by wife Mabel, daughter Terry T. Sasamura and son-in-law Ross; two grandsons Reed and Rawlin; brother Michael; and sister Yoneko Torikawa. Visitation from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 3 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers or monetary offerings.

MARCELO “CELO” ABOLOYAN DOMINGO

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

MARCELO “CELO” ABOLOYAN DOMINGO

Age 78, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 26, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born January 16, 1933 in Ewa, Hawaii. Retired pipe fitter at Navy Public Work Center.

He is survived by wife, Patricia “Patsy” Domingo; sons, Chad Domingo, Jared Domingo; daughter, Charla (Cris) Prado; 4 grandchildren; sister, Rose Estioko; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (March 31) 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.

ROBERT JAMES SCHWINGEN

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

ROBERT JAMES SCHWINGEN

Age 87, of Kailua, passed away February 28, 2011 at Castle Medical Center. Born March 13, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois.

He is survived by daughters, Phyllis M. (Jeff) Cramer of Ohio, Donna J. Fass; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

Visitation 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 29 2011 at St. John Vianney Church 920 Keolu Drive, Mass 10:30 a.m. Committal service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, in Robert J. Schwingen’s Memory, Honolulu District Council 949 Luehu St., Unit 84, Pearl City HI 96782.

PRIMITIVA DEGRACIA

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

PRIMITIVA “PRIMA” DEGRACIA

Age 79, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away February 12, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born February 24, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by sons, Steven T. (Patricia) Degracia Jr., Francis P. (Debbie) Degracia, Daniel P. Degracia; daughters, Yvonne A. Acosta-Degracia, Marcia L. Gonzalez-Brown, Celestina D. (Vincent) Lee, Laverne M. (Marc) Lang, Regina (Phil) Degracia-Bailey, Alicia A. Degracia, Bernice L. (Chris) Atkinson, Yvette M.D. Yap, Annette M. Degracia, Roberta E. Degracia; sisters, Florence Tecson, Virginia Damaso; brothers, Robert Villanueva, Raymond Villanueva; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church; (85-786 Old Government Rd., Waianae, HI) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

SAMUEL GUZMAN CABEBE

Posted On March 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

SAMUEL GUZMAN CABEBE

Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away March 4, 2011 in Waipahu. Born December 10, 1925 in Narvacan, Dinalaoan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired U.S. Army Infantryman and medic with service
in the Korean War. He was an active member of Ewa Community Church and a self-employed handyman. Preceded in death by son, Samuel and daughter, Letitia Bise.

He is survived by wife, Joy Cabebe; sons, Joel Cabebe, Jonathan (Pamela) Cabebe; daughters, Deborah Braceros, Kori (Steve) Knapp; sisters, Esperanza Susa, Felicitas Noble, Natividad Cabebe, Avelina (Felix) Aquino; brothers, Fernando Cabebe, Pedro (Linda) Cabebe, Jose (Erlinda) Cabebe; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (April 1) at Ewa Community Church (91-1258 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Cemetery of The Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.


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