Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

GAYLE “GIBBY” N. FUKUTOMI

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

GAYLE “GIBBY” N. FUKUTOMI

Age 60, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away May 14, 2011 in Aiea. Born December 4, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Gayle was an employee of the State in various departments including Dept. of Transportation and Human Services.

She is survived by mother, Janet Fukutomi; sisters, Denise Fukutomi, Lynn (Alvin) Matsumura, Joann (Norman) Morinaga, Paula Fukutomi; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (June 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

PAULA V. VEA

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

PAULA V. VEA

Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 1, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 30, 1923 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of Couples for Christ and St Joseph Catholic Church Waipahu.

She is survived by sons, Gerardo (Maria Corazon) Vea, Hilario (Rebecca) Vea of Tacoma, WA, Chris (Yolanda) Vea of San Francisco, CA, Romeo (Renee) Vea, George (Vilma) Vea of Salinas, CA; daughters, Antonina Derige, Dionie (Constantino) Dela Cruz, Marina (Orest) Saikevych; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday (June 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (June 3) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LEROY GILES RATHBURN

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

LEROY GILES RATHBURN

Lt. Commander, USNR (Retired) and retired Deputy Manager and Chief Engineer of the City & County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply died on April 30, 2011. A veteran of WWII and the Korean War. Born in Honolulu on August 18, 1923, he grew up in Kahuku where his grandfather managed Kahuku Ranch. A member of Kahuku High School’s second graduating class, he served as student body president, played on the football team and in the school band. On December 7, 1941, as a University of Hawaii freshman, he was conscripted into the Hawaii Territorial Guard. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and as a member of the V-12 Officers Training Program, attended the University of Redlands and Columbia University. At Columbia, he played the saxophone in the Midshipman’s Marching Band. He served on a minesweeper in the Pacific after being commissioned and, at the end of WWII, returned to the U or B; graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1949. In 1950, he was recalled to active duty; serving on the Hospital ship, USS Repose, in Pusan, Korea. Upon completion of naval duty, he returned to work at the Board of Water Supply until his retirement. He was an enthusiastic, golfer throughout his life; making two-holes-in-one while playing. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth H. Rathburn; daughter, Gaye, of California. His son, Roy A. Rathburn predeceased him. Other survivors include his brother, William B Rathburn; sister, Ione R. Ryan, nieces and nephews. Private
services held. Those wishing may donate to their preferred charity in Leroy’s memory.

Mary (Margie) Jardin Molina

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

MARY (MARGIE) JARDIN MOLINA

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on May 12, 2011, at the age of 92. She was born in Paia, Maui and resided on Oahu for most of her adult life. She retired from Sacred Hearts’ Academy after teaching Home Economics for 25 years. She enjoyed seeing her many former students around town and remembered them well. Prior to her retirement, she was very active in church and community organizations as well as the University Extension Service. Mary found great joy in doing intricate arts and crafts projects which she shared with family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Tony Molina. She is survived by daughters, Kathy Rowe (Val), Carol Pregill, Barbara Kooker (Rick), Rose Marie Lopez; grandchildren, Kelley Ann Chun (Andy), Anthony Rowe, Michael Pregill (Lily), Marc Lopez, Kate Beyer (Adam); great-grandchildren, Lucas Chun, Gabrielle Chun.

She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at The Queen’s Medical center. She will live on in our hearts forever.

VISITATION FROM 10:00 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011, AT ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH; FUNERAL MASS AT 11:00 AM. INTERNMENT TO FOLLOW AT DIAMOND HEAD MEMORIAL PARK.

“ALEX” L. ALEJANDRO ROSALES

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

“ALEX”L. ALEJANDRO ROSALES

“Alex” L. Alejandro Rosales, 48, of Waikele died on Monday, May 16. Alex was born in Petaluma, California and was the eldest of eight children. His mother, Pat Rosales, a retired nurse took care of him in his final days. Alex loved to entertain and share his love for cooking with everyone he met. He often shared inspiring quotes and loved to watch and play along with the show “Jeopardy”. He will be sorely missed but will forever be in our hearts.
He is survived by daughter Josalyn; son Jeremy, mother Pat Rosales; brothers Jaime, Kevin, Brian, Allen; sisters Anna Kastner, Cynthia Meixsell, Michelle; two grandchildren, and nine nieces and nephews.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, June 3rd at Kailua Beach Park Pavilion.

MARILYN KU’ULEI LEE MIKA

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

ANOTHER ANGEL IN HEAVEN
MARILYN KU’ULEI LEE MIKA

On Thursday April 28th, Marilyn Ku’ulei Mika, passed away at St. Francis
Hospice in Nu’uanu. Born and raised in Hilo, Marilyn epitomized the aloha spirit. Her kindness and generosity were boundless. She was the sweetest, most warm hearted person who touched many lives with her love and
compassion. Marilyn worked for Kika, Inc. for 25 years and was the hardest
working employee and the backbone of the company. Her loyalty and
dedication were unsurpassed. We have lost a very dear friend, however our
memories of Marilyn will be cherished forever.

Marilyn’s family and faith were the cornerstones of her life.
She also loved flowers and leis. A special lei tree will be present at the funeral services for those who would like to bring a lei in her honor.

June 3, 2011 Friday
Nu’uanu Memorial Park and Mortuary
2233 Nu’uanu Avenue (below the Royal mausoleum)
East Chapel
9 am visitation
10 am services
11 am refreshments
2 pm interment of ashes at the Veteran’s Cemetery
at Hawaiian Memorial Park

VIRGINIA BROOKS MACDONALD

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

VIRGINIA BROOKS MACDONALD, FAIA 1918 – 2011

Virginia Brooks Macdonald, FAIA passed away on May 9, 2011 at the age of 92. She was living at The Berkshire, an assisted living facility in Berkeley, CA, where she enjoyed the daily visits and companionship of her devoted friend, Jack Murphy. Born in Denver, Colorado in 1918, she moved with her four children from Ohio to Hawaii in 1958 after separating from her husband Paul Sherwood Brooks. In 1975, she married acclaimed volcanologist Gordon Macdonald, who passed away unexpectedly from cancer in 1978. From 1981 until 1999, she was married to Pacific historian Russ Apple. She lived in Hawaii until relocating to California in 2004.

She leaves a legacy in Hawaii that includes founding and operating Camp Timberline from 1963 to 1967; writing the 1974 legislation for the Na Ala Hele trail system (“Trails For Walking”) while employed with the State Department of Business and Economic Development; her successful 22-year architectural practice on the Big Island of Hawaii that began in 1978 when she turned 60; becoming a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1999; and publishing a nationally recognized book of her architectural work and passive solar design philosophy in 2005 when she was 87.

She is survived by her sister Mary Seaver of Estes Park, CO; her sons Philip Brooks of Berkeley, CA; Bill Brooks of Kailua, HI; Mike Brooks of Grapevine, TX; her daughter Anne Hormann of Pasadena, CA; stepsons Kuahiwi Apple of Ambridge, PA; James (Kimo) Macdonald of Kailua, HI; Duncan Macdonald of Lanikai, HI; Bill Macdonald of Volcano, HI; John Macdonald of Auckland, NZ; and her seven grandchildren.

She will be remembered for her love of Hawaii and the practice of architecture, good family times when she and Russ lived on Pukeawe Circle in Volcano, and her unfaltering spirit and strength of will. Her service will be held privately.

BERNARD CHU KIN CHING

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

BERNARD CHU KIN CHING

Bernard Chu Kin Ching of Nuuanu, 72, a retired HPD Officer and former Loss Prevention Director for Sears Hawaii, passed away May 25, 2011, surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Honolulu and a widower, he was the youngest of five children. “Bernie” graduated from then St. Louis College in 1956 and was part of the 12th HPD recruit class in 1960. At HPD, “Detective Ching” was once part of an elite undercover unit that answered only to the Police Chief and was a noted expert on “Yakuza” in Hawaii, once testifying before the U.S. Congress. Bernard was a frequent actor on the original “Hawaii Five-0,” making numerous appearances during the hit show’s 12 year run. After 25 years at HPD, he worked for Sears Hawaii and retired after two more decades of dedicated service. A gifted chef, he once operated his own restaurant in McCully. At home, he loved to entertain and often prepared elaborate 9-course Chinese dinners, something friends and family still talk about. Bernard will be deeply missed and remembered as a loving father, a tireless worker, and a loyal friend. He is survived by his five sons: Kenneth, Kevin, Michael, Shawn, and Jason; siblings Dorothy, Laura and Samuel, and five grandchildren. Services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, Ko`olau Country Club, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The family graciously requests no flowers.

Laura M.N. Kealalio

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

LAURA M.N. KEALALIO

95, of Honolulu, died May 17, 2011. Born in Honolulu, the youngest of eight children, she was raised in Kakaako, and grew up working in her parents’ grocery store. After graduating from McKinley High School, she traveled to Watsonville, California to attend Beauty School. She was licensed as a beautician and cosmetologist in both California and Hawaii. In 1963, she ended her work career as a mail clerk at the Queen’s Hospital and soon forged a new career as grandmother, baby-sitter and frequent visitor to The Cal.

Laura was preceded in death by her husband Joe “Blurr” Kealalio. Undaunted, she whole-heartedly supported his endeavors as a union organizer and negotiator in the early years of Hawaii’s labor movement.

She is survived by sons, Norbert and Wayne (Sandra) Kealalio; daughters, Izetta (Richard) Iwata and Odetta (Edwin) Fujimori; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31st at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service: 11:00 a.m.; burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire.

MING CHUNG YOUNG

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

MING CHUNG YOUNG

Age 87, of Kailua, passed away April 30, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born October 10, 1923 in Guang Dong, China.

He is survived by daughters, Carol L. H. Young, Alisa (John) Matsuoka of New Zealand, Jackie (Todd) Sanehira; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 4, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Taoist Service. Casual Attire.

SENIU CHANCHECK

Posted On May 28th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

SENIU CHANCHECK

Age 70, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away May 21, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 25, 1941 in Western Samoa. Seniu retired from Kapiolani Car Express. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Lady of the Mount Catholic Church.

He is survived by wife, Elena Chancheck, Sr.; sons, Michael (Latu) Laulusa of NZ, Seniu (Sina) Chancheck of Australia, George (Tynna) Roberts of Indianapolis, MN, Seniu (Lindy) Chancheck, Jr.; daughters, Imeleta (Grant) Mcarthur of NZ, Maria Sutton of NC, Mareta Chancheck of NJ, Elena (Andrew) Chancheck, Imeleta Chancheck, Doreen (Donny) Faavi; mother, Pepe Chan Cheuk; brothers, Kenneth Keneti, Tuialii Ropeti Chan Cheuk, Peter Chan Cheuk; sisters, Faamita Ah Boon, Silia Brown, Mokiana Bernard, Tilomai Lilomaiava, Tasileta Siutu, Sera Mc Carthy-Pita, Paula Chan Cheuk, Epifania Smith, Makerita Wright, Lesina Fonoimoana, Sera Jr. Moss; 34 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 1) at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church (1614 Monte St., Honolulu) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. **No Faasamoa**

Brenda Lehua Hulihe’e

Posted On May 28th, 2011 -

BRENDA LEHUA HULIHE’E

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.”

Brenda Lehua Hulihe’e, 62, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

She is survived by her mother, Edith Nani Sklar, two daughters, Carolyn Hulihe’e Ah Quin, and Nicole Hulihe’e Macdonald, three grandchildren, Hoku, Remy, and Stone, two sons-in-law, Zeff Kealaaumoe Ah Quin, and Lt. John J. Macdonald II and husband, Richard W. Ornellas.

Services for Lehua were privately held. All monies received have been gifted to charity. Aloha.

URCINO “LOY” G. JULIAN

Posted On May 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

URCINO “LOY” G. JULIAN

Age 96, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away April 23, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born November 2, 1914 in Olongapo City, Philippines. Retired planner and estimator from the Subic Bay Naval Base, Philippines. World War II Veteran, Philippines. A member of St Joseph Church, Waipahu.

He is survived by sons, Romeo (Priscilla) Julian of Philippines, Urcino Julian Jr., Virgilio Julian, Julian (Celita) Julian; daughter, Emily (Theodore) Unander of San Diego, CA; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Private services were held.

FLORENCE DEFRANCIA

Posted On May 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

FLORENCE DEFRANCIA

Age 59, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away May 7, 2011 in Aiea. Born May 17, 1951 in Yokohama, Japan. Worked in the call center for the First Hawaiian Bank.

She is survived by husband, Lawrence K. DeFrancia; sons, Kelii (Esther) DeFrancia, Alex (Christina) DeFrancia; daughter, Gia (Larry) Pasion; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

THELMA TAMIKO LEE

Posted On May 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

THELMA TAMIKO LEE

Age 85, of Henderson, NV, passed away January 18, 2011 in Henderson, NV. Born July 9, 1925 in Puunene, Maui, Hawaii. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by husband, Henry Lee Sr.; sons, Earl (Shirley) Lee, Henry (Diane) Lee, Ricky Lee of NE; daughter, Phyllis (Bill) Dailey of CA; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mitsuko Shigeta, Janet Nakai.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

EMMA PERREIRA GOUVEIA

Posted On May 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

EMMA PERREIRA GOUVEIA

Age 96, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 27, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 2, 1914 in Piihonua, Island of Hawaii. She was a retired dietician aide with the Tripler Army Medical Center; Preceeded in death by husband Leonard and sons Ronald and Gary.

She is survived by grandchildren, Lauray Gouveia, Ronny (Jan) Gouveia Jr., Gary (Desiree) Gouveia Jr.; daughters-in-law, Carol Gouveia, Cindy Gouveia; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 31) at St. Patrick Church (1124 7th Avenue, Honolulu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

PAUL E. FERRARA

Posted On May 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

PAUL E. FERRARA

Age 70, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away May 17, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 23, 1941 in Boston, MA. Paul retired from the Navy. He was also an exaulted ruler of Honolulu Elks Lodge 616.

He is survived by wife, Jeannette Ferrara; sons, Stephen (Kristine) Ferrara, Anthony (Kim) Ferrara of West, VA; daughters, Linda (Larry) Brunswick of PA, Sheila (Matthew) Wright of IL; brothers, William (Donna) Ferrara of MA, Richard (Barbara) Ferrara of FL; sisters, Diane Morris of KY, Deborah (Richard) Miller; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (May 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MARQUITA “KATIE” ONGOY PASCUAL

Posted On May 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

MARQUITA “KATIE” ONGOY PASCUAL

Age 76, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away May 18, 2011 in Haleiwa. Born July 30, 1934 in Kohala, Big Island. Retired dietitian nutritionist with the Tripler Army Medical Center. A member of the Waialua United Church of Christ. Preceeded in death by Son Domingo G. Pascual Jr., brother, Amancio T. Ongoy and sister, Concepcion “Jeannie” Lunasco.

She is survived by husband, Domingo “Dom” Pascual; son, Dominique “Nick” (Helen) Pascual; daughters, Marlene (Randall) Nakamura, Melissa “Missy” (Steven) Mock; daughter-in-law, Linnie L. Pascual; brother, Ernest (Eufemia) Ongoy; sister, Carlita (Ronald) Riberal; sister-in-law, Janet Hilo Ongoy; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

LORENZO ANCHETA CASTILLO

Posted On May 27th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

LORENZO ANCHETA CASTILLO

Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 27, 2011 in Waipahu, HI. Born September 12, 1919 in Bagbag, Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He retired from Oahu Sugar Plantation.

He is survived by wife, Euphemia Castillo; sons, Pedro (Sandy) Castillo, Lawrence (Jackie) Castillo of AZ; daughter, Domina (Don) Alvarico of NV; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 1) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

GUADALUPE “OPENG” MANUEL SARCEDA

Posted On May 26th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

GUADALUPE “OPENG” MANUEL SARCEDA

Age 79, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 27, 2011 in Waianae, HI. Born September 21, 1931 in Angadanan, Isabela, Philippines. She was a retired travel agent at Albayalde Guided Tour; also a member and officer of Binalonan Pangasinan Club and Isabela Club.

She is survived by brother, Henry (Pat) Manuel of Las Vegas; sisters, Romana Centeno of Philippines, Elena Cardona, Erlinda Sarceda of Philippines, Virginia Aronce, Visitacion Balot, Melania (Wenceslao) Castanaga; sister-in-law, Gloria Manuel; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 31) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Causal Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Robert “Bobby” Acoba

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

ROBERT “BOBBY” ACOBA
“Mr. Magic”

71 of Pearl City, passed away on May 13, 2011 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born on July 24, 1939, in Makawao, Maui and graduated from Waipahu High School.

Bobby tended bar at Sarento’s Top of the I and Aaron’s (Nicholas Nickolas). Bobby touched the hearts of many with his kindness and generosity. Entertaining and putting a smile on everyone’s face with MAGIC was his life. Bobby filled the world with MAGIC.

Bobby spent time volunteering charity events, teaching judo, wrestling and volley ball. Bobby sold ribbons and leis at Aloha Stadium.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosie Agnes Acoba; mother, Katie Acoba; Brothers, Edwardo “Eddie” Acoba and David Acoba; children, Jodee (David) Acoba-Suganuma, Jon Thomas Acoba, Riley Lewis Acoba of WA, Corey Ramon (Laura) of WA, Christine Rose Acoba and Grandson, Marc Kawika Suganuma.

Services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea/Vineyard Chapel. Visitation from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Wake-Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation also Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel from 9:30 to 11:30 am; Prayer Service at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at 1:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

HIRAM KAPU “BIG HEAD” KAMANA

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

HIRAM KAPU “BIG HEAD” KAMANA

Age 72, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 16, 2011 in Aiea, HI. Born January 18, 1939 in Kaneohe, Oahu. A Hawaiian kumu of Mauka to Makai.

He is survived by sons, Shane (Raynette) Kamana, Hiram (Earlyn) Kamana Jr., Walter Kamana; hanai son, Paul Zoller of Seattle; daughters, Tammy Kapiolani (Anthony) Yeager, Thomasine “Sina” (Leroy) Kamana, Leihua (Siva) Savini; sisters, Florence Lei Barrozo, Donna Mae (George) Gaspar; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (May 28) at Nanaikapono Protestant Church (89-235 Pua Avenue, Waianae) Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead. Paina Saturday 2:00 p.m. at Nanakuli Beach Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LESLIE TOSHIO MIYAMOTO JR.

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

LESLIE TOSHIO MIYAMOTO JR.

Age 40, of Waialua, HI, passed away April 21, 2011 in Wahiawa, HI. Born April 16, 1971 in Wahiawa, HI. He was a graduate of Leilehua High School; employed
at the Board of Water Supply.

He is survived by father, Leslie T. (Grace) Miyamoto Sr.; mother, Gail (Miles) Miyamoto; son, Nicholas Miyamoto Pennywell; brother, Kevin Miyamoto; paternal grandmother, Haruyo Miyamoto; numerous aunts, uncles & cousins.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (May 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. No flowers, please.

PANSOBILLA “PETE” M. SANDOBAL

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

PANSOBILLA “PETE” M. SANDOBAL

Age 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away April 28, 2011 in Waipahu. Born June 2, 1926 in Waimea, Kauai. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in the Chosin Campaign from Oct. to Dec. 1950. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and Filipino Catholic Club of St. Joseph Church, Waipahu. He enjoyed golfing, karaoke, tai chi, and ukulele classes.

He is survived by daughters, Elaine Sandobal, Beverly Sandobal; brother, James Sandobal; sister, Louisa (Flaviano) Comajis.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (May 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 11:00 a.m. Friday (May 27) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 12:00 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HUGO RIVERA PAGADUAN

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

HUGO RIVERA PAGADUAN

Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 25, 2011 in Wahiawa, HI. Born April 9, 1923 in Philippines. He retired from Dole Plantation as a truck driver.

He is survived by wife, Dolores C. Pagaduan; sons, Eric Jon Pagaduan, Robert Glen Pagaduan, Hugo Ray (Laurine) Pagaduan; daughters, Yvonne P. (Lennard) Omalza, Debora Ann Pagaduan; 2 brothers; 1 sister; 9 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (May 27) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403 A California Avenue, Wahiawa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

ANNIE CABAIS

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

ANNIE CABAIS

Annie Cabais, 84 passed away in San Jose, California on April 30,2011. She married her late husband, Albert, an American Air Force Officer from Honolulu, in England and moved to Hawaii several times in their lives. Annie developed and taught knitting at Sears Ala Moana for 15 years. She was a well liked and respected teacher and enjoyed lifelong friendships with her students, sometimes three generations of the same family in a class. A naturalized citizen of the USA, she and Albert were staunch Democrats and were involved in campaigns and conventions over the years. Annie retired from Sears in 1989 and maintained dual residency in the UK and USA. Residing primarily in UK, she reveled in her independence and volunteering spirit.In 2009 she received an award for 10 years of voluntary service for the Help The Aged Foundation. She is survived by daughters Maureen (MOE) Ayala (Arthur) of San Jose; Leilani Cabais; Grandson, Brandon Rathbone; GGS Reidon Rathbone, all of Kauai, Brothers, Sister, Cousins, nieces and nephews in UK. Services will be June 3,2011. Mass at St. Stephens Catholic Church-2747 Pali Hwy-at 10 am: Interment at the Punchbowl -2177 Puowaina Drive at 11:30 am.

MILDRED “MILLIE’ SOUZA

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

MILDRED “MILLIE’ SOUZA

Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 9, 2011 in Aiea, HI. Born February 27, 1928 in Waipahu, HI.

She is survived by daughters, Natalie (Michael) Hopkins, Frances Andrade, Geraldine (David) Andrade; brother, Bobby (Sue) Rapoza; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

Burial 1:30 p.m. Saturday (May 28) at Sunset Memorial Park; (848 Fourth St., Pearl City).

JUNE TAKEKO SHIMOKAWA

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, LLC

JUNE TAKEKO SHIMOKAWA

76, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

June grew up on the Big Island and received her high school and college education in Honolulu. She then went on to spend many years on the mainland, working with the YWCAs in Ohio, Washington and the Western Region, and with the United Methodist Church in New York City. She returned to Hawaii in 1985 to lead the Oahu YWCA and then to develop programs to promote peace and justice with the American Friends Service Committee. June retired from her careers in social work but never retired from her social activism. She was a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged and minorities, and tackled social issues ranging from nuclear awareness to Kanaka Maoli rights.

June’s courage to meet the challenges in her life on her own terms sing of her integrity. An intent listener and committed social activist, June radiated warmth in her gentle unassuming but determined manner. Caring deeply and passionately about equality and social justice, she never hesitated to put her faith into action. June’s curiosity and attention to the physical needs of others (safety, shelter, sustenance) mirrored her curiosity and attention to her own spiritual calling.

Her joy in life and appreciation of simple things touched the hearts and lives of many.

June’s ready smile, infectious laugh, and quiet dedication to making this world a better place remain impressed in the hearts of her late sisters Michiko (Suyenaga), Yuriko (Tsunehiro), Sumiko (Brandon) and surviving sisters Atsuko (Hasegawa) and Hideko, brother James, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and a large ohana of friends and colleagues.

A celebration of June’s life will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Harris United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at 9:30 am, followed by the service at 10:30 am. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations in appreciation of June’s life may be made to Harris United Methodist Church, or to Hawaii People’s Fund, an organization that was special to June, which promotes justice and social change in Hawaii.

THOMAS KATSUYOSHI NISHIMITSU

Posted On May 23rd, 2011 -

THOMAS KATSUYOSHI NISHIMITSU

Of Kapa’a, Kaua’i, died at home on April 23, 2011 at the age of 92. He was born on August 8, 1918 in Honolulu. He was the Kaua’i District Tax Administrator with the State of Hawai’i until his retirement in 1983.

He was preceded in death by his son Peter Pohaku K. Nishimitsu and is survived by wife Peggy Nishimitsu, daughters Lorna Nishimitsu (Keith Aoki) and Holly Nishimitsu (Gerald Alfiler), and grandsons Matthew Isoda and Taylor Alfiler, sisters Doris (Charles) Hoch and Claire (Lloyd) Tanabe, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He served in World War II with the 442nd Regiment, Company D, 100th Battalion in Italy. He was active with the Kapa’a Golf Club, Hawai’i Government Employees Association, the Democratic Party, and All Saints’ Episcopal Church vestry. He enjoyed golfing, crossword puzzles, science fiction, being with his grandsons, and frequent trips to Las Vegas.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary. Services were held on May 21. Those wishing to honor Thomas’ memory may consider donations to Kaua’i Hospice, 4457 Pahe’e Street, Lihu’e, HI 96766.

YOSHIO “SCULLY” HIRATA

Posted On May 23rd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

YOSHIO “SCULLY” HIRATA

Age 83, of Aiea, passed away May 13, 2011 in Aiea. Born April 16, 1928 in Kunia, Oahu. Retired civil service plumber at Schofield Barracks of 35+ years. A Korean War Veteran.

He is survived by wife, Alice Hirata; son, Wayde Hirata; daughter, Gayle (Michael) Cummins; 1 grandchild, Emily Cummins; niece & nephew.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (May 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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