Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

RISITI LIUGALUA

Posted On December 13th, 2010 -

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RISITI LIUGALUA

Age 68, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 25, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born September 27, 1942 in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He was a faithful member of the Windward Missionary Church. He was a loving husband, father and papa and will be missed by many.

He is survived by sons, Leo (Darnelle) Liugalua, Mikaele (Heather) Liugalua, Risiti (Lemaefe) Liugalua, Iosefa Liugalua, Pisa (Crystal) Liugalua, Ani Liugalua, Kanoki (Mapu) Faavesi; daughters, Fesui (Tony) Montero, Fefeitala Liugalua, Lutia Moala, Monica Faavesi; 15 grandchildren; 10 brothers; 3 sisters.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 16) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No Fa’a Samoa.

HAROLD “POPS” SOUZA

Posted On December 12th, 2010 -

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HAROLD “POPS” SOUZA

Age 86, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 23, 2010 in Mililani. Born August 19, 1924 in Kahului, Maui. Retired machinist at Pearl Harbor Shipyard, Shop #31. Former POW, Korean War 5th Regiment Combat Team; and a assistant coach at Mililani High School.

He is survived by wife, Barbara Souza; son, Jeffrey (Lisa) Souza; daughter, Joycelin (David) Neilson; sister, Jennie Takahashi; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visitation 5:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (December 14) at Mililani Mortuary
Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Raymond “Ray” F. Rosa

Posted On December 12th, 2010 -

RAYMOND “RAY” F. ROSA

Raymond F. Rosa, known to many as Ray, 89, of Kailua, died on November 25, 2010 at Castle Hos-pital. Ray was born on July 8, 1921 in Pauoa to parents John F. Rosa and Laurinda Andrade Rosa. His family resided in Pauoa and then finally in Saint Louis Heights. The Rosa family owned the Krispy Krust Bakery from 1930 to early 1950′s. He graduated from Saint Louis High School in 1940 and was the captain of his basketball team. He was employed for thirty years at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiring at age 56. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf as well as spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Genevieve (Jenny) Brilhante Rosa and his three daughters, Roz (Joe) Edwards, Pamela (Denver) Webb and Jennifer Noel along with four grandchildren, Kristen Edwards Michaud, Brad Edwards, Michelle Webb Ishida and Niko Noel. He also has three great grandchildren, Nikolas Michaud, Rachael Michaud and Noah Ishida.

He will be remembered for his positive spirit, love of sports and politics and most of all his patient love and dedication to his family. He was a shining example of a true Christian with a heart of gold. He will be missed by all.

Celebration of Life to be on Friday December 17th at 10:00 at Hope Chapel Kaneohe, 45-815 Pookela St., Kaneohe, HI. Committal Services to follow at Punchbowl Cemetery at 11:30. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

OLIVE MARIA PRIDGEN

Posted On December 12th, 2010 -

OLIVE MARIA PRIDGEN
Nov. 5, 2010

Olive Pridgen, 89, formerly of Honolulu, died in Norfolk, Virginia. Born and raised in New York City, she graduated from St. Luke’s school of Nursing in 1943. She joined the U.S. Army as a Nurse, and spent the duration of WWII in England, and Europe. At wars end, she returned to NY to continue her education.
A visit to her parents in Honolulu led to her meeting Rufus Pridgen, a career Navy officer, and they married in 1952. They had one child, Clinton.
She completed her Bachelors and Masters of Library Science degrees at University of Hawaii and worked as school librarian in windward district schools for many years. After retiring from the DOE, she relocated to Norfolk, and worked for 25 years as an interviewer for the Census Bureau and other agencies.
At age 80, she achieved a lifetime dream, publishing her first novel, Passport Home.
Olive was very active with her parish church in Norfolk, and taught EFM courses for many years. Her wonderful spirit and guidance will be missed by her many friends, students and family.
She is survived by granddaughters Christy Key and Melissa Hussell, nieces Carol Naish, Nancy Melgoza and their families.

HAROLD K. HAKUOLE

Posted On December 12th, 2010 -

HAROLD K. HAKUOLE

November 30, 2010

Harold Kaheakulani Hakuole, 80, of Honolulu, died November 30, 2010, at Avalon Care Center. He was born August 8, 1930, in Honolulu. He is fondly remembered as a popular singer, arranger, recording artist, and musician known for his playing of the steel guitar, guitar, `ukulele and bass. He performed in some of Hawai`i’ best known venues, including the Halekulani Hotel, with many of Hawai`i’s best and most famous artists. Harold was raised in Kalihi and went to St. Louis School. As messages of condolences come in from all over the world, we are reminded that for more than two decades, he did most of the arrangements for Hawaiian music recordings on the Tradewinds Records label. He also played on many recordings, including “Two Slack-Key Guitars,” which featured Gabby Pahinui and Leland “Atta” Isaacs. Noelani Kanoho Mahoe recalled that she first worked on a recording with Harold in 1958 and that he was subsequently involved in one way or another on every recording she produced. Others recalled that he was also very witty, a fun-loving man with a famous smile, and with whom everyone loved to perform. “Harold was one of the nicest, funniest, most sincere human beings I have ever known,” said New Jersey performer Bill Wynne, a frequent Hawai`i visitor, guitarist and falsetto singer. Longtime friend and fellow singer/songwriter Keith Haugen said Harold had a repertoire of Hawaiian songs to be envied. “And he was a musician’s musician,” Haugen said, “loved and admired by all.” Harold is survived by wife, Doreen; son, James (Jill Leong) Hakuole; daughter, Donnie-Len (Effren) Cordero; step-son, Robert Myers of Honolulu; step-daughter, Doreen Myers of Michigan; and seven grandchildren. He retired after 30 years with Pan American Airlines and retired after 15 years at the Kamehameha Schools. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 14, at Borthwick Mortuary. Visitation at 3:30; prayer service at 6 p.m., followed by a reception. Aloha attire.

ETHEL M. KNUEPPELHOLZ

Posted On December 12th, 2010 -

ETHEL M. KNUEPPELHOLZ

May 26, 1928 – December 6, 2010

Ethel M. Knueppelholz passed away on December 6, 2010 after rare surgery complications. She was born on the island of Maui, Hawaii. In 1952 she became a Registered Nurse. She settled in Ann Arbor, MI and in 1954 she found love and married Joachim Knueppelholz “Jo”. In 1958 she became a loving Mother to Antje. In 1985 Jo and Ethel retired to Melbourne Beach, FL. She is survived by her husband Joachim of 54 years; her daughter Antje and her husband Robert Carroll; Clara and her husband Fred Watanabe; her sister Doris Ajifu; her brother Thomas Nakama and his wife Judy; her brother Walter Nakama and his wife Jean; her sister Gladys and her husband Dumitru Oancea and many other wonderful relatives and friends. Go to www.affuneral.com or call 321-724-2222 for memorial service information.

Faustino Acorda

Posted On December 12th, 2010 -

FAUSTINO ACORDA

Age 95 of Ewa, died on November 10, 2010 in Honolulu. He was born on February 10, 1915 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired mason.

Survived by son, Victorino (Josefina) Acorda; daughter, Inocencia “Gloria” (Agustin) Gervacio, daughter in law, Cecilia Acorda; grandchildren, Jovy Hazel Turman, Cheryl Ann (Romano) Acorda-Magaoay, Glory Anne (Stephen) Saure and Allen Christopher Gervacio; great-grandchildren, Nethaniah Victor Turman, Elijah Aaron Acorda-Magaoay and Gabriel Andrew Saure; cousins, brothers & sisters in law, nephews & nieces.

Visitation Friday, December 17, 2010, 6pm to 9pm at St. John the Baptist Church in Kalihi; service at 7pm. Visitation also Saturday, December 18, 2010, 9am to 10am at St. John the Baptist Church in Kalihi; mass at 10am. Burial to follow 11:30am at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

James R. Sirois

Posted On December 12th, 2010 -

JAMES R. SIROIS

James R. Sirois, age 66, passed away after a five-year struggle with Alzheimer’s on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Hill House Assisted Living in Bath, Maine.

James, formally of Wichert, Illinois taught in the Chicago public school system for over 30 years. He started the fine arts program in 1979 at the Franklin Fine Arts Center, where he taught piano to elementary students until his retirement in 2005. He was a graduate of St. Anne High School and the University of Illinois, Cham-paign, with his Masters Degree.

He is survived by his mother, Lorene M. Sirois, 2 sisters and brothers in-law, Joanne & Gerald McTaggart of Chillicothe, Il and Judy & Chuck Reeves of Westport Island, Maine; 3 nephews and 2 nieces. Preceding him in death was his father, Roger Sirois.

MARGARET MARY RADONA

Posted On December 11th, 2010 -

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MARGARET MARY RADONA

Age 83, of Wailuku, Maui, formerly of Honolulu, passed away November 19, 2010 in Maui. Born November 23, 1926 in Maui. She was a devout Catholic and attended church daily.

She is survived by sons, Robert Louis Radona of Maui, Rustico I. (Pat) Radona; daughters, Gwen Alconcel of Maui, Frances Radona of Kona, HI, Stephanie (Gerald) Fukuoka of Maui; 12 grandchildren
5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (December 14) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

BENJAMIN B. PADAYAO, SR.

Posted On December 11th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

BENJAMIN B. PADAYAO, SR.

Age 79, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 23, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born May 10, 1931 in Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Magdalena Padayao; sons, Felix (Maybel) Padayao of CA, Ben (Yvonne) Padayao, Jr of CA, Nathan (Sheila) Padayao of CA; daughters, Nancy (Bernard) Barroga of CA, Mindy Padayao, Esther Padayao-Ecklund
(Rick) of CA, Lyn Padayao-Lamoreaux; 28 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ernesto Padayao of Philippines, Ferdinand Padayao of Philippines; sister, Avelina Guillermo of Philippines.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Black & White Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WILLIAM R. “ROB” HAY, JR.

Posted On December 11th, 2010 -

WILLIAM R. “ROB” HAY, JR.

William Robert “Rob” Hay, Jr. died Nov. 24, 2010 at the Kaiser Moanalua Hospital in Honolulu. He was born in Shreveport, La. May 15, 1935 to William Robert Hay and and Nevelyn Farnell Hay. He graduated from C. E. Byrd High School and attended Centenary College and L. S. U. Rob served in the U.S. Army in missile defense and then returned to Shreveport, working there, in Honolulu and St. Croix, Virgin Islands before retiring in Honolulu. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Ann (Kaleiwahea) Hay and a stepson, James “Kimo” Kaleiwahea. Also surviving Mr. Hay is a sister, Gay H. Elliott and husband, Edward C. Elliott of Raleigh, N.C.; Nephews, Ralph E. Elliott and wife Mary, of Freeport, IL. And Chris Elliott and wife Cindy, of San Diego, Ca., two Great nephews, Brian Elliott of Chicago, and Ronan Elliott of San Diego; Two great nieces, Sarah Elliott of Freeport, IL. and Ania Elliott of San Diego. Rob also leaves many close friends from the Elks Lodge #122 in Shreveport, La
Scattering of the ashes will be on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Maile Beach where Rob and Carol were married. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Cat’s ‘n Caring, P.O. Box 1644, Kaneohe Hawaii 96744 (990333261) and to the American Red Cross 2640 Canal Street, New Orleans, La. 70119 He will be missed by all. May he rest in peace.

Neal Prince Ifversen

Posted On December 11th, 2010 -

NEAL PRINCE IFVERSEN

Oct. 19, 1912 – Nov. 30, 2010

Neal Ifversen, 98, passed away at home in Beaverton, Oregon on November 30th. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruby Wells of Vernonia, Oregon, a son, Thomas, and two grandchildren, Kate and Jack, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, & two nephews & a niece in California.

Neal was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but his family moved to Los Angeles when he was an infant. He grew up there and attended Stanford University for a time before the Depression forced him to leave. A friend who was living in Hawaii found him a job there and he moved to Honolulu in 1932 where he lived until May of this year when he & his wife moved to Oregon to be close to family.

Neal was one of the founders of HMSA, the Blue Cross Shield medical plan of Hawaii, and its manager for a number of years. He also worked at Kaiser Hospital and other corporations in Honolulu until his retirement. However, he was most proud of some volunteer and honorary positions he held. He was a reserve police officer with the Honolulu Police Department from 1941 until 1973, serving very actively during those years. He was made a Detective in about 1944, the only reserve officer to achieve that rank.

Neal was appointed by the government of Peru to serve as its Honorary Consul in Hawaii in 1959. He served in that capacity until about 1988 and was decorated twice by the Peruvian government and once by the Peruvian navy for his service.

Neal was a Life Member of the Outrigger Canoe Club and an avid surfer and canoe steersman. There will be a private memorial service in Beaverton, then his ashes will be scattered near the Outrigger Canoe Club at a later date.

JOSHUA MICHAEL LANE

Posted On December 11th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

JOSHUA MICHAEL LANE

Age 29, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 4, 2010 in Honolulu. Born August 30, 1981 in Long Beach, CA. Joshua was the proprietor of 808 Autodetail.com. He was a member of Puff Daddy’s; Oyate Ki; and Aiea SDA Youth Group.

He is survived by wife, Tanya Lane; parents, Michael and Ina Lane; brother, Kaleb Lane; sister, Kristi Lane; In-laws, Fidel “Dad” & Tita “Mama” Jularbal; sister-in-law, Nadja (Chris) Thompson; niece, Audrey.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (December 15) at Seventh Day Adventist Church (99-005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); Celebration of Life 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Prefer white/no black attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Africa Mission Trip, Aiea Seventh Day Adventist Church.

JAYNE DURUPAN ANDERSON

Posted On December 10th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

JAYNE DURUPAN ANDERSON

Age 35, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away November 17, 2010 in Honolulu. Born May 25, 1975 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A medical receptionist at Waianae Comprehensive Center in Nanakuli. Avid member of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

She is survived by spouse, William Anderson Jr.; son, Stanton Ching; daughters, Katelyn Anderson, Kailyn Anderson, Kianalyn Anderson; parents, Rodrigo and Lydia Durupan; brother, Jae-Jae Durupan; sisters, Rodelia (Gilbert) Villa, Melissa (Ernest) Durupan, Leilani (Jason) Randolph; sisters-in-law, Ursula (Ricky) Tovar, Ipo Anderson; parents-in-law, William and Sharon Anderson Sr.; 1 granddaughter; grandparents, Valente and Dolores Balintona; Audrey I’i.

Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Monday (December 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (December 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CYNTHIA HERBERT MARNIE

Posted On December 10th, 2010 -

CYNTHIA HERBERT MARNIE

Honolulu resident Cynthia Herbert Marnie, 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Honolulu on November 25, 2010. She was a lifelong champion of Hawaiian conservation and beautification.

In the early days of statehood, Cynthia Marnie played a key leadership role by working with legislators, the City Council and the community on major initiatives to preserve Hawaii’s beauty. She collaborated on issues related to billboards and signs, worked to enhance the Street Tree program with the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation and helped to establish a statewide Arbor Day Program. She was widely respected for her expertise on development and preservation issues.

Mrs. Marnie was born Cynthia May Herbert in Huntington, New York December 25, 1916, the third of four daughters, of Dr. V. Allen Herbert and Ella Augusta May Herbert. While a girl, her family relocated to Glendale, California where she attended school graduating from the Los Angeles General Hospital School of Nursing. Upon graduation in 1942 she began her nursing career at Puunene, Maui where she met her future husband John Mitchell Marnie a dentist who had grown up on Maui. The Marnies moved to Oahu in 1943. Cynthia worked as a public health nurse while her husband continued his practice of dentistry.

Mrs. Marnie was a long-time member of the Outdoor Circle as well as having served as Signs & Billboards Chairman, President and Life Member. She was a member of the: Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Oahu Transportation Study; The White House Conference on Natural Beauty; Chairman of Mrs. John A. Burn’s Garden Group at Washington Place; Member of the Dept. of Parks and Recreation’s McCoy Pavilion Blue Ribbon Committee; Oahu Development Conference; Waikiki Recreational Advisory Council; West Diamond Head Community Association; Diamond Head Citizens Advisory Commission; Honolulu City Council Waikiki Task Force; Citizens Advisory Committee to the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, and a former Director of the Save Diamond Head Association.

Cynthia was a founding Board of Directors member of both the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society and Scenic Hawaii, Inc. She worked diligently to save the William G. Irwin Memorial Park (in front of Aloha Tower) and to publish the history of Kapiolani Park. She had a special interest in the preservation and non-commercialism of Kapiolani Park, which has retained its unique character and accessibility in part as a result of her tireless efforts.

In 2003 Cynthia Marnie was honored by the planting of a Royal Poinciana Tree in the Leahi Park section of Kapiolani Park to commemorate her many contributions to the City and County of Honolulu.

Cynthia was a volunteer for over 50 years, devoted to her family and keeping Hawaii beautiful. She was pre-deceased by her husband John (Jack) Mitchell Marnie. She is survived by her loving daughters Cynthia Marnie Rubin of Southport, Connecticut and Bonnie Marnie O’Donnell of Long Beach, California as well as her grandchildren Marnie Troy, Grant Rubin, Patrick O’Donnell and Marnie O’Donnell.

A celebration of her life service will be held at the Outrigger Canoe Club on December 14, 2010 from 11:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society or Scenic Hawaii.

JACQUELYN SHAYE CARDEN-OYADOMARI

Posted On December 10th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park &Mortuary Makai Chapel

J. SHAYE CARDEN-OYADOMARI

Age 37, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 25, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born October 4, 1973 in Webster, Texas. Shaye was a Union Agent at HGEA, a Staff Accountant at James Michishima, CPA and a 1991 Graduate of Roosevelt HS.

She is survived by husband, Felice Oyadomari, Jr.; sons, Gianni, Antonio, Felice III; daughters, Keely, Bryanna; father, Larry (Ruth) Carden of TX; mother, Donna Oyadomari; sister, Jennifer Oyadomari; half-sisters, Jeaquitte Smith of TX, Marie Tkac of TX; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (December 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (December 14) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome. A “Celebration of Shaye’s Life” will be held on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 in Pasadena, Texas.

Valentin F. Bueno Jr.

Posted On December 10th, 2010 -

VALENTIN F. BUENO JR.

72, of Honolulu died peacefully at home on November 28, 2010. He was a Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor PWC retiree. He was born in Corregidor, Philippines May 2, 1938.

He is survived by wife Loreto, sons Val and Greg, daughters Theresa and Maria Christina Smolen, and grandchildren Alex and Kayla Smolen.

Visitation at 5:30 p.m.and service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Hawaii Memorial Park Mortuary. Mass on Dec. 14, 11 a.m., at Holy Family Church. Burial at 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

AMANCIO “BACIONG” “DANNY” MABUTI LAMEG, SR.

Posted On December 9th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

AMANCIO “BACIONG” “DANNY” MABUTI LAMEG, SR.

Age 72, of Wahiawa, passed away November 12, 2010 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born November 4, 1938 in Barrio Quatro, Papa, Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired truck driver at Dole Company; Member of Whitmore Filipino Community Association

He is survived by wife, Virginia G. Lameg; son, Amancio “Junior” Lameg (Brigitte Bolosan); daughters, Violet Lameg (Gene Lithgow), Evelyn “Lyn” Lameg (Gabriel Duarte); brothers, Mario Lameg of Philippines, Alberto Lameg of Philippines, Franklin Lameg; sisters, Mercedes Pablo, Isabel Barit, Fermina Santos of Philippines, Teresita Hernando of Philippines, Rosalinda Viado of Philippines, Adoracion Lameg; five grandchildren.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 12) at Mililani Mortuary-Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 13) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Alan Ostermiller

Posted On December 9th, 2010 -

ALAN G. OSTERMILLER
June 1, 1940 – Nov 16, 2010

Survived by 3 sons Alan D. (Renee), George S. (Reggie-Anne), Daniel J. (Traci Q.), and daughter Lisa C. Ostermiller. His legacy includes 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Acts 16:31

TIME CHANGE: Service will be held on Bellows AFS (civilian-side before the military gate) Saturday, DEC. 11 at 3:00 p.m. Reception at 564 Uluhala St., Kailua, following the service. Memorial Bike Ride prior to the service. Call 262-9833 for info.

SIDNEY FRANK KANANI MEDEIROS JR.

Posted On December 9th, 2010 -

SIDNEY FRANK KANANI MEDEIROS JR.
Nov. 23, 2010

Sidney Frank Kanani Medeiros, Jr., 33, of Wailuku died in Wailuku. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by son Chance K.B., mother Margaret B. Joseph, stepfather Alfred Joseph III, father Sidney K., stepmother, Sharla I. and sisters Trina Kaonohi, Theresa Davidson, Shalia Tialino, Ku’u'i’ini Medeiros and ‘Alohilani Kamaunu. Prayers: 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at 41-1005 Malolo St., Waimanalo. Luncheon to follow at 1:30 p.m.

DORIS YOYOKO LONGARINI

Posted On December 9th, 2010 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

DORIS YOYOKO LONGARINI

Age 88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away November 29, 2010 in Honolulu. Born June 22, 1922 in Kohala, Hawaii. Retired waitress from the Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki.

She is survived by daughter, Harriet Lani (Timothy) Guernsey; brothers, Seitoku Arakaki, Wilfred Arakaki; sisters, Patricia Persons, Tomiko See, Yukiko Ross, Judy (Fred) Ayling; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Monday (Dec. 13) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

GEORGE S.W. HONG

Posted On December 9th, 2010 -

GEORGE S.W. HONG

On December 4, 2010, George S.W. Hong passed away peacefully at home. George Hong was the third son born to Chul Soo and Sook Cha Hong. Korean immigrants who came to work the plantations, his parent worked extremely hard to create a good life for their family. Unusual for a woman in her time, Sook Cha was educated in Korea and graduated from what would become Ewha University. Education was strongly valued in his family. Another enduring influence in George’s life was the love and caring of his beloved grandmother, Kim Sin Kyung.

As a young boy, George had many successes. In addition to skipping a grade, for a time he was the youngest Eagle Scout in the Territory of Hawaii. However, George’s main passion was sports. Whether on the streets or in school, George loved the competition and camaraderie of football. In 1944, George was the first-string quarterback of the Roosevelt Roughriders when the team won the Territory-wide championship.

George came of age in the shadow of World War II, and attended the University of Hawaii. There he made some of the strongest and most meaningful friendships of his life, and it was during college that he met his future wife of 62 years. Both beautiful and bright, Jane Fujii was the recipient of one of two Territorial Scholarships, which enabled her to attend UH.

George and Jane shared an amazing life, embodying the American dream. George enlisted in the Army during World War II, saw active duty in the Korean Conflict, and later rose to the rank of Major in the Reserves. The G.I. bill allowed George to attend law school at Columbia University in New York. Jane later joined him at Columbia, receiving a Masters in Education.

Armed with an ivy-league law degree, George returned to the islands to practice law with prominent local attorney Chuck Mau. In 1957, George launched his own practice and later formed a partnership with Donald K. Iwai. Hong and Iwai (and its successors) generally represented Loyalty Development Company, Ltd. (for which he served as a Director and officer from its incorporation) as well as other landowners in the airport industrial park area. George and his law firm also represented the other business interests controlled by the late Clarence T.C. Ching (and his affiliates), including International Development Company, Territorial Investors, and Liberty Bank.

In 1961, George was instrumental in forwarding the adoption of legislation enabling the formation of dental service corporations. Shortly thereafter, with Dr. John Kim and other dentists, George founded Hawaii Dental Service. In the mid-1960′s, along with the late Clarence Ching, K. J. Luke, and Harold Spector, George developed the first Section 221(d)(3), below-market low-moderate income housing project in Hawaii, known as Moanalua Hillside Apartment. A few years later, George assisted the late Mr. Ching in financing and developing the 822 unit multi-family complex known as Kukui Gardens.

Always a gifted athlete, George was also an extremely good golfer. George became a member of Waialae Country Club in 1967. He served on their Board of Directors for several years, and was elected President of Waialae Country Club in 1986. George was also an advisor to the Honorable Mayor Frank F. Fasi.

George is survived by his three children: Carol Hong (attorney), Robert Hong (M.D.) and Claire Hong (environmental protection), and three grandchildren, Scott Hong, Matthew Hong, and Lauren Croxton. Despite his many accomplishments, those of us who will miss him the most remember him for the man that he was – strong, charismatic, fierce of nature, yet also gentle and loyal.

A Celebration of Life will be held for George S.W. Hong on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Waialae Country Club from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: UH Foundation, JABSOM, Cardiology Fellowship Fund.

Maltbie Lewis Tehuiari’i Holt

Posted On December 8th, 2010 -

MALTBIE LEWIS TEHUIARI’I HOLT
Nov. 5, 2010

Malt or M.L. Holt, 79, died in Castro Valley, CA. He was born in Honolulu and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, 1948 and the University of Hawaii, 1952. He was a Vietnam veteran and retired from the Navy at the rank of Lt. Commander after over 20 years of active and reserve service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Renee Matsumoto Holt. He is survived by a sister, Rhoda Kanaheleaulani Napoleon, nephews Walter Kamakau Napoleon III, Maltbie Kameeiamoku Napoleon, and Allen Nahalau Napoleon, cousin Edith Halualani Grote, and numerous others.

A memorial service was held in Castro Valley, CA. Inurnment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

RUTH SOONIE HIROKAWA

Posted On December 8th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

RUTH SOONIE HIROKAWA

Age 82, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 30, 2010 in Mililani. Born March 19, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the Choir director at Wahiawa United Church of Christ.

She is survived by sons, Robert (Avis) Hirokawa, John (Nadine) Hirokawa; daughter, Carol (John) Saporito; brothers, Jerry (Vicky) Lee, Harry (Kit) Lee, James (Molly) Lee, Maun Sung (Chaya) Lee; sister, Linda (Kim) Dang; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Sunday (December 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 9:00 a.m. Monday (December 13) at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

ROBELYN “ROBY” GALEON

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

ROBELYN “ROBY” GALEON

Robelyn Y.D. Galeon, 37, of Ewa Beach, was born on December 22, 1972 and passed away at Queen’s
Medical Center on November 16 when she was called home to live with her Lord, Jesus. Robelyn started her career at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children as a candy striper while in
high school and after receiving her R.N. degree at the University of Hawaii she continued at Kapiolani, the place of her birth, as a charge nurse on the OB-Gyn floor, caring for others with her compassionate and loving heart.

Robelyn married her high school sweetheart, Orlando Galeon Jr., on January 2, 1999. In addition to her devoted husband, Robelyn is survived by her parents Robert and Leticia Dacanay; parents-in-law Orlando Sr. and Fe Galeon; Sisters Jane (Brad) Toyama, Lilybeth (Nicholas) Ching, Joyce and Susan
Dacanay; sisters-in-law Lisa and Annette Galeon; niece and nephews Jett, Justin, Julia, Tyler and Kyle; numerous other extended family and friends.

In 2007 Robelyn was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Robelyn was a member of New Hope Leeward and being a devoted Christian, she lived as she believed. Throughout the many hospitalizations, treatments and ups and downs of this disease she remained rooted in her faith, always praising God for the daily blessings and the grace that He provided. Even though this past year was particularly challenging, Robelyn evangelized every chance that she had and was the pillar of strength for those around her. She was certainly embraced in heaven with Jesus telling her “Well done, good and faithful servant, welcome home”.

Services are December 11, 2010 at Kalihi Union Church. Visitation 9:00 am, Service at 10:15am. Burial will be at 12:30pm at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Eusebio “Sebio” Galiza Carnate

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

EUSEBIO “SEBIO” GALIZA CARNATE

Age 83 of Honolulu, passed away Nov. 23, 2010. Born in Baccarra Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by sons, Adriano (Evelyn) Carnate, Juan (Della) Carnate, Leo (Emma) Carnate; daughters, Esperanza (Victor) Justo Sr., Angie (Doug) Taylor, Edna Moreau, Gliceria (Arsenio) Ramo, Madelyn Carnate Peralta, May (William) Domingo; 19 grandchildren; 7 grt. grandchildren.

Visitation 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 10, 2010 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; prayer service 7 p.m.; Visitation 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday Dec. 11, 2010 at St. John Baptist Church in Kalihi; Mass 12 noon; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

Mildred (Millie) Chu Char

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MILDRED (MILLIE) CHU CHAR

Died at Arcadia Retirement Residence on November 29, 2010 at the age of 88. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Walter F. Char, MD, three children — Bruce Char, Lisa Char-Smith, and Cynthia Char, and seven grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Evelyn Leong, Winifred Fong, and Wellington Chu.

Millie was born and raised in Honolulu. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and obtained a B.A. degree in education from the University of Hawaii in 1943. She earned an M.Ed. from Columbia University in 1946, specializing in the education of visually and hearing-impaired children, and taught school in Hawaii and Pennsylvania.

She married in Honolulu in 1948 then left for Pennsylvania with her husband so that he could further his training and career in medicine (psychiatry). They lived for 14 years in Pennsylvania, where all of their children were born.

The family returned to Hawaii in 1962 so that the children would grow up surrounded by their extended family. Millie was a full-time mother when her children were growing up. After they left for college, she earned an Associate Degree in Fashion Technology from Honolulu Community College. She loved music and took classes in ukulele, guitar, and piano in the latter part of her life. She enjoyed traveling and went on many land tours and sea cruises all over the world.

Visitation 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Community Church of Honolulu; services 2:30 p.m. Private burial will be on Monday December 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the UH Foundation Char Award in Psychiatry, or the charity of one’s choice.

CLARENCE “CW” COULBOURNE

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CLARENCE “CW” COULBOURNE

Passed away November 21, 2010, at Pali Momi Hospital. He is survived by Carmen, Sam, Lisa, Butch, Michael, Colleen, Mark, Venice, Ian, Gavin, Alexis, Emma, Maile, Jasmine, Jennifer, Justin, Drew and Courtney. May God bless you and keep you until we meet again. He will be remembered on December 13th. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

CHARLES KAWAHI WAHINEHOOKAE, SR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

CHARLES KAWAHI WAHINEHOOKAE, SR.

Age 83, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away November 19, 2010 at Maui Memorial Hospital. Born April 14, 1927 in Honokohau, Maui. Charles was a retired bus driver and a musician.

He is survived by son, Charles Wahinehookae, Jr.; daughters, Anna Wahinehookae of California, Nancy Wahinehookae of Nevada, Joann (Harry) Isaacs; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (Dec. 10) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kalihi Ward, 1723 Beckley St., Service 8 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 11) at the Church, Service 11 a.m. Committal service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 14) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ERNEST AGUA

Posted On December 8th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ERNEST AGUA

Age 70, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 19, 2010 in Honolulu. Born June 15, 1940 in Makawao, Maui. Favorite past-times were his love for the ocean. He was a retired ironworker.

He is survived by wife, Jean Agua; son, Ernest A. Agua of Euless, TX; daughters, Rania (Ray) Agua-Torres, Regina (Pedro) Factora; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Alfred Agua; sisters, Shirley (Mel) Suganuma, Eleanor “Luning” Florendo, Rosinda “Roy” Auffrey, Pacia Hansen of Hilo; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (December 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Family Program 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Aloha Attire.


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