Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

ESPERANZA “PERAN” BUTAY VENTURA

Posted On October 20th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ESPERANZA “PERAN” BUTAY VENTURA

Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 11, 2010 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born December 14, 1921 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Kenneth B. Ventura, Rogelio Ventura; daughter, Tessie (John) Ogura; daughter-in-law, Vicky Ventura; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Tomasa Cristobal of Philippines; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (October 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer. Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ALLAN RODNEY YOUNG

Posted On October 20th, 2010 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

ALLAN RODNEY YOUNG

Age 62, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away October 5, 2010 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born November 19, 1947 in Canada. Owner of Young’s Contracting, Inc.

He is survived by wife, Alice Young; son, Stephen (Lisa) Young; mother, Winnie Young; brothers, John Young, Brian (Jody) Young, Tom (Darlene) Young; sister, Gail (Lou) Midlam; one grandson. Also, brothers & sisters with Kalihi Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (10/23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

SEIICHI TSUTSUI

Posted On October 20th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

SEIICHI TSUTSUI

Age 72, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away October 5, 2010 in Mililani. Born May 5, 1938 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Retired from Hawaii Air National Guard; member of 169th Golf Club.

He is survived by wife, Charlotte Tsutsui; son, Steven (Verna) Tsutsui; daughter, Sharon (Joe) Mendoza of Washington; 3 grandchildren; brother, Takashi (Beatrice) Tsutsui of California; sisters, Mieko Hatanaka of California, Toyomi (Edward) Shoji, Nobue (Sadao) Hirakawa, Fusako (Gregory) Sakauye of California; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (October 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

RICKY NELSON LAYA ALBANO

Posted On October 20th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

RICKY NELSON LAYA ALBANO

Age 49, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 30, 2010 in Honolulu. Born September 20, 1961 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was employed in Alaska for Alaska Fishing Industry.

He is survived by daughters, Heather Y. Albano (Ronald Cabuhat), Ricquei (Greg) Jackson, Ricquel Q. Albano; son, Ricky (Melissa G.) Albano; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Ancelmo “William” (Eufrecinia) Albano, Romulo (Febe Luz) Albano, Hipolito “Bobby” (Evelyn) Albano, Washington “Junior” (Laura) Albano; sisters, Francisca “Fely” (Santiago) Sagayaga, Mannie (Simeon) Ramones, Josie (Orlando) Angobung, Rosario (Francisco) Cua, Juliet (Irineo) Cu.

Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday (October 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GRIFILEN “ELSIE” CASCO MOLINA

Posted On October 20th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

GRIFILEN “ELSIE” CASCO MOLINA

Age 45, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away October 9, 2010 in Mililani. Born November 16, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grifilen formerly worked as a Secretary in the Department of Youth Services.

She is survived by husband, Carlos
Molina; sons, Davin Enos, Cedric Molina, Israel Molina; daughter, Maria Molina; mother, Martha Casco; brothers, Edicfred “Eddie” (Betty) Casco of CA, Roderick “Rudy” Casco, Leopoldo “Eldred” (Catherine) Casco of CA; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (October 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (October 25) at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi); Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Valley of The Temples. Flowers Welcome.

KATE SETSUKO ENOMOTO

Posted On October 19th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

KATE SETSUKO ENOMOTO

Age 88, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 5, 2010 in Pearl City. Born December 4, 1921 in Waipahu, Hawaii.

She is survived by brothers, Tadashi (Grace) Enomoto, Hitoshi Enomoto, Yutaka Enomoto; sister, Laura T. Enomoto; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Services were held.

Agnes Kainoa Wright

Posted On October 19th, 2010 -

In loving memory of

Agnes Kainoa Wright

beloved tutu, grandma, & kupuna

Please join us to remember and celebrate her life on Friday, October 22, at a memorial service at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Rd. for a 10:30 viewing and a 11:30 service.

Grandma will be remembered by her family and friends for her giving heart, her enthusiasm for life, and her million dollar smile. The Hawaiian community will remember her for her committed membership in the Waimanalo Civic Club and her stories of aumakua, mo’o,and kahuna that she shared with DOE students as she worked for the Kupuna Program and UH students while she worked as a manaleo, native speaker. She will be cherished and dearly missed by all.

Grandma is survived by her son Earl Kaina, daughter, Wailani Broad, and her sisters, Lei Louis, Noholani Nolan, Rita Meheula, and brother Bernard Hauani’o, 9 grand-children, 19 great-grandchildren, and 8 great great-grandchildren.

COL. BERT NOBURO NISHIMURA (RET.)

Posted On October 19th, 2010 -

COL. BERT NOBURO NISHIMURA (RET.)
August 1, 1918 – October 15, 2010

Col. Bert Noburo Nishimura (Ret.) passed away on October 15, 2010. He was born on August 1, 1918 in Pahala, Hawaii. He graduated from McKinley High School in 1935 where he became the first editor of the school newspaper. He graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1939 with a Bachelor’s degree in education and in the same year won the Territorial Judo Championship. On May 9, 1942, he married Hanayo Minatoya of Kapaia, Kauai.
He taught at Pahala Elementary School and in 1941 was called to active duty with the Hawaii National Guard. In 1943, when the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RTC) was formed, comprised of 2,696 all-Nisei volunteers, the then lieutenant Nishimura served as its Camp Commander at Schofield Barracks, and eventually joined the regiment during its training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
He served with the 442nd RTC in Italy and France in WW II and received military decorations including the Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, Legion of Merit, Air Medal and Distinguished Unit Badge. He was the only Nisei soldier promoted to the rank of Captain within the 442nd RTC. After WW II he returned to Hawaii, but was recalled to active duty in 1948 during the Korean War and assigned to Yokohama, Japan. He was deployed to combat in Korea where he monitored enemy tank movements. During the war he periodically submitted articles from the field to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
He returned to civilian life in Hawaii after the war, but was recalled to service in 1948 and was assigned to Yokohama, Japan. During the Korean War, he served in Korea with the 8th Army and was later stationed at Ft. Knox, KY, Ft. Shafter, Ft. Ord, CA. and Ft. Richardson, AK. He became the first Nisei in the Regular Army promoted to full Colonel, the rank at which he retired in 1966.
Following his retirement from the military, he taught and coached football, golf and wrestling at high schools on the Monterey Peninsula, CA. He worked in human relations for an electronics manufacturer in San Diego and in the same capacity for Hawaii National Bank.
In February, 2009, he was recognized as one of five honorees for the Thirty-Fourth Annual Living Treasures of Hawaii instituted by the Honpa Honogwanji Mission of Hawaii.
Col. Nishimura is survived by his son, Alan Nishimura, an attorney in Los Angeles, and a granddaughter, Jennifer who also resides in Los Angeles.
Memorial services will be held on October 23, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, 1727 Pali Highway.

ILUMINADA “LUMING” MEDINA SOTTO

Posted On October 19th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

ILUMINADA “LUMING” MEDINA SOTTO

Iluminada Medina Sotto, of Tanza, Cavite, Philippines passed away at the age of 94 on October 10, 2010. She was born on November 29, 1915 to Justina Dorado and Bernardino Medina of the United States Army.

Iluminada worked for the Philippine Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons. She was married to the late Florentino Sotto of Villaba, Leyte.

She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, the Daughters of Mary, and a strong advocate of the Sacrament of Matrimony at our Lady of Peace in the Philippines.

In 1975, Iluminada came to Hawaii to join her father and siblings. She worked as a teacher’s aide at Roosevelt High School for seven years until she retired.

Her retirement years were devoted to volunteer work at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. She was a Eucharistic Minister, she coordinated the Annual May Flower Offering, and assisted in the Sunday masses in different capacities.

She was survived by four of her six children: Gloria Youngquist (Arvid), Florentino, Jr., Lourdes Silos, and Ismaelito (Nilda), three brothers, four sisters, and eight grandchildren.

Iluminada Medina Sotto will be remembered as a model of Christianity, a caring “Grandma” to her students, and a beacon of light to her family.

Wake Services will be at Our Lady of the Mount, with viewing on Friday, October 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Visitation at Our Lady of The Mount Catholic Church 8:00 a.m., Saturday, October 23. Mass at 8:45 a.m. with burial at the Mililani Memorial Park at 11:00 a.m.

FRANCISCO AKHAY, SR.

Posted On October 19th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

FRANCISCO
AKHAY, SR.

Age 77, of Pahala, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2010 in Pahala. Born March 9, 1933 in Ewa, Hawaii. Francisco was retired civil service employee of 34 years as a Security Police & truck driver at the Barber’s Point Naval Air Station & Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He was the Sensei instructor and owner of the Shiki Shin Funi Karate School in Waipahu, and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War with the 2nd Infantry Division.

He is survived by wife, Diane Akhay; sons, Francisco (Regina) Akhay, Jr., Wayne Akhay, Glenn Akhay; daughters, Doreen (Stanley) Ballo of Pahala, HI, Crystal (Edwin) Masulit of WA; step-son, Jarvis (Brandie) Canoy; hanai son and daughter, Randy & Lala Yoro; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (October 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

JULIA REYES

Posted On October 18th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

JULIA REYES

Age 84, passed away Pearl City, Hawaii in October 4, 2010 in Aiea. Born February17, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Julia retired from Sky Chef after 20 years service.

She is survived by sons, Tommy (Susan) Santiago, Peter (Angila) Santiago of Brunswick, GA, Allan (Linda) Reyes, Jayme Reyes, Randall Reyes; daughters, Yvonne Reyes, Yolanda Reyes, Yvette Reyes; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (October 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PELAGIA “PANING” DOMINGO ARCANGEL

Posted On October 18th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

PELAGIA “PANING” DOMINGO ARCANGEL

Age 82, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 19, 2010 in Waipahu. Born October 1, 1927 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Del Monte Fresh Produce.

She is survived by sons, Ronald (Lucila) Arcangel, Randy (Genie) Arcangel; daughters, Purita (Guillermo) Lamug, Nelly Valdez, Nancy (Zosimo) Agtarap; daughter-in-law, Tessie Arcangel of Philippines; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Alejandro (Elizabeth) Agtarap; sisters, Francisca Bartolome of Philippines, Esperanza Ramos, Leonora Ignacio of Philippines, Rosita (Gregorio) Julian of Philippines, Rosalinda (Donato) Bartolome of Philippines; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (October 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Friday (October 22) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DOMINIC “NICK” ARCENAS GAMAO

Posted On October 18th, 2010 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

DOMINIC “NICK” ARCENAS GAMAO

Age 39, of Honolulu, passed away September 27, 2010 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born April 14, 1971 in Davao City, Philippines. Supervisor at Freeman Guard.

He is survived by son, Elijah Aaron Gamao; daughter, Talia Jynger Gamao; mother, Cornelia Gamao; fiance, Tristen Ledward.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (Oct. 22) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ROMANA ALCANTARA TABULOG

Posted On October 18th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ROMANA ALCANTARA TABULOG

Age 82, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away October 3, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born May 18, 1928 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She was employed at Dole Plantation, Kunia, Hawaii.

She is survived by son, Juan (Patricia) Tabulog Jr.; daughters, Esther (Clarence) Adams, Erlinda (Robert) Watson; brothers, Isabello (Rosalia) Alcantara, Manuel Alcantara of Philippines; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30-11:00 a.m. Thursday (October 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CATHY YAPIT BANIAGA AKA: CATHY Y. INES

Posted On October 18th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

CATHY YAPIT BANIAGA AKA: CATHY Y. INES

Age 81, of San Diego, CA, passed away October 6, 2010 in San Diego, CA. Born March 15, 1929 in Philippines. She was formerly of Ewa Town, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Dan (Susan) Ines, Alvin (Agnes) Ines, Felix (Gemma) Ines, Jr., Bradley (Hope) Baniaga; daughters, Mary Lou (Brian) Ines Galera, Cathleen (Ronald) Ines Flores; brother, Eleuterio Yapit; sister, Angelina Yapit Guzman; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (October 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (October 22) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa); Mass10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

POWELL, VIRGINIA FRANCES

Posted On October 17th, 2010 -

POWELL, VIRGINIA FRANCES
Sept 21, 1917 to Sept 23, 2010

Virginia F. Powell of Denver, Colorado, passed away on September 23, 2010, at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Thomas Powell and her son Patrick Walter Powell. Virginia was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Genevieve and Walter Wright. She worked at the Bell Telephone Company in S1. Louis. Virginia and Walter were married in 1941 and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1958, they moved to Denver with their five children. Virginia is survived by her daughters Susan (Jack) Beyer of Denver, Colorado, Elizabeth, Katharine (Byron) Blekeberg of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and her son, Thomas Cary Powell. In addition, she is survived by her three granddaughters, Ashley Beyer, Adriane Blekeberg and Jennifer Blekeberg. Her sister Dorothy and her brother Harold preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. James Catholic Church in Denver, Colorado, on September 27,2010. Gravesite services were conducted by Rev. James Zastrocky at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen, Colorado, with interment immediately following.

Rollo Lee Lewellen

Posted On October 17th, 2010 -

ROLLO LEE LEWELLEN

78, of Maile, Hawaii passed away June 14, 2010. He was born to Alice and Albert Lee Lewellen May 18, 1932 in Cedar City Utah. Served as a Staff Sergeant in The U.S. Marine Corp at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Graduated from the University of Utah with Bachelor of Science Degree in 1954 Received a Certificate in Data Processing in 1963, Master of Science in 1979 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Computer Science in 1980. Recognized by The Marquis Who’s Who in the World in Data Processing (as a computer scientist) 1968, Who’s Who in the West (as a businessman) in 1991 and Who’s Who in the World (scientist of note) in 1997. As an active member of Rotary since 1952, he was also a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Jean Lewellen. Daughters – Terry Lutje, Cindy Lewellen-Tagavilla , Jill Lewellen-Aiona. Son – Kris Lewellen. Grandchildren – Dawnell Goodin, Michael Smith, Jedidiah Lewellen, Lucas Lewellen and Laneika Tagavilla. Great Grandchildren – Amica and Alexa Furno, Stryder and Korbyn Lewellen, Nila Goodin and Kingston Tagavilla-Ragonjan.

A private ceremony will be held at Nanakuli Beach Park on Saturday Oct 23, 2010 at 10:30a.m. Friends welcome.

Sumiye Kimura Okada

Posted On October 17th, 2010 -

Diamond Head Mortuary

SUMIYE KIMURA OKADA

Sept. 22, 2010

Sumiye Kimura Okada, 94, of Kahului, a retired DOE teacher, died at Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David, Jon and Peter, daughter Stephanie Panter, sister Take Sugimoto, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Honolulu memorial services at the Arcadia Chapel at 3 PM on Nov. 3. Maui memorial services at Kahului Union Church at 4 PM on Nov. 4. Aloha attire. Private burial. No monetary offerings and no flowers, please.

ROBERT C.H. YEE

Posted On October 17th, 2010 -

ROBERT C.H. YEE

90, born on April 26, 1920 in Honolulu passed peacefully on October 5, 2010.

Five months ago, he enjoyed the time of his life celebrating his 90th birthday and 66th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas with family.

He was a successful hotel/apartment developer/owner of properties in Waikiki and Makiki, and a former cargo planner with Matson Navigation.

His long blessed life was filled with love of family and devotion of his wife Helen at his side, traveling the world. Bob is survived by 5 children: Bernadette (Peter Gaskell), Brian, Soozee, Randal (Amy) and Claudia. He is also survived by his sister Lillian Y. Ching and, 7 grandchildren: Jeff (Tracy), Robby (Dana), Rusty, Tony, Kelly, Michael and Marcus; and 2 great grandchildren Morgan and Remy.

Visitation at 9:00am and Mass at 10:00am, Saturday October 23rd held at Star of the Sea Church; 4469 Malia St. Honolulu, HI 96821, Burial to follow at 12:00pm; Lin Yee Chung (Manoa Chinese Cemetery). Aloha attire.

FRANCIS ANDREW “SHORTY” LOGSDON

Posted On October 17th, 2010 -

FRANCIS ANDREW “SHORTY” LOGSDON

It’s been nearly a year and we are bringing his ashes home to the north shore. Shorty Logsdon, 87, passed away in Hilo November 14, 2009. A long time resident of Haleiwa, he was a former member of the Outrigger Canoe Club and an Army Veteran of World War II. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 4:30 pm, Sunday October 24 at Marconi Road in Kahuku (gate closes at 5:00). Meal followed by the scattering of his ashes as talked about by Shorty for years. For directions and info call 808-987-7706 or shortylogsdon@yahoo.com Lizby, Matt, Casey, Amy

BETTY YUKIKO SAKAGUCHI

Posted On October 17th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

BETTY YUKIKO SAKAGUCHI

Age 82, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away September 28, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born May 9, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, James Sakaguchi; sons, Russ Sakaguchi, Chuck Sakaguchi; daughters, Valerie (Harry) Hashimoto of Maui, Linda Nahina, Cora (Peter) Gamulo; grandsons, Brandon Hashimoto of Maui, Daven Hashimoto of Maui, Nathan Nahina, Jacob Sakaguchi; granddaughter, Naomi Nahina.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (October 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire.

Edward Alferes

Posted On October 17th, 2010 -

EWARD ALFERES

82, of Kailua died October 3rd 2010. He served in the Air Force, and was a retiree of both PWC and the City and County of Honolulu.

Known as a devoted, hard-working, brilliant man and a jack of ALL trades. His laid-back approach to life could put even the most stressed at ease. He had the warmest smile and an awesome sense of humor. His wise words were spoken soft so you had to listen carefully. This loving, caring gentle-man will be missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Zoe Ann; Son Glen; Daughter Roxane; Grand-daughter Tahani; Grand-son Kekai; and Sisters Julia (Eddie) Nakamoto and Dorothy (Robert) Fukumoto.

Memorial Services to be held Thursday, October 21st at Hawaiian Memorial in Kaneohe. Visitation 5 p.m., memorial service 6 p.m. Committal service Friday 11a.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetary. No flowers. Casual Attire.

Geoffrey Hiroshi Kalani Furukawa

Posted On October 16th, 2010 -

GEOFFREY HIROSHI KALANI FURUKAWA

Age 52, of Kaneohe, passed away on October 5, 2010. Born in Honolulu, he was a UI Specialist Supervisor for the Sate of Hawaii Department of Labor.

Survived by wife, Rowena; son, Michael “Mikey” Ruben Kei; mother, Helen Furukawa; brother, Robert Furukawa; sister, Anne Umamoto.

Visitation 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday (10/20) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

MARY FREITAS BENTO

Posted On October 16th, 2010 -

MARY FREITAS BENTO

December 30, 1923- August 15, 2010

Born on Dec. 30th 1923 in the Philippine Islands the seventh child of Antonio and Estrella DeFreitas. After the loss of his wife and three of his eight children her father returned to the Hawaiian Islands to raise his children. Mary was a graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy and a hairdresser for forty years in Hawaii. She married Theodore A. Bento on June 27th 1942 and had two sons Theodore Jr. and Lionel. We lost our loving mother on August 15th 2010 from a long battle with cancer in Roseville Ca. where she had resided for the last twenty years; she passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was an angel sent to make our lives filled with happiness and laughter. Her loving husband Theodore A. Bento preceded Mary in death on June 7th 2002. Mary leaves behind many grieving relatives, her two sons Theodore Jr. (Barbara) of Roseville Ca. and Lionel (Jasara) of El Dorado Ca., her sister Helen Vierra (Joseph) of Waimanalo, 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her funeral was filled with many friends from the Saint Rose Catholic Church Alter Society and Rosary group, which she was a large part of, who along with her family paid tribute to an angel of God returned to Heaven. She was buried along side her husband at the Santa Barbara Ca. cemetery. She will remain in our hearts and minds as a memory of a visiting angel.

ICHIRO MISHINA

Posted On October 16th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

ICHIRO MISHINA

Age 85, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away October 1, 2010. Born November 8, 1924 in Ewa, Hawaii. He was a retired Army veteran.

He is survived by sons, Stanley Mishina, Richard Mishina, Matthew (Eileen) Mishina; daughter, Jayne (Toshio) Kamaga of Japan; 3 grandchildren; brother, Mutsuo Mishina; sisters, Marjorie (Samuel) Endo, Clara Suganuma, Alice Mishina, Geraldine Mishina; sister-in-law, Amy Mishina.

Private Services were held.

THOMAS KALANI LOPEZ, JR.

Posted On October 16th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

THOMAS KALANI LOPEZ, JR.

Age 83, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away October 4, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born February 15, 1927 in Haleiwa, Oahu. An active member of VFW #4 and former president of Wahiawa Civic Club. Served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and Hawaii National Guard.

He is survived by wife, Katherine Lopez; sons, Thomas Lopez II, Gerald (Mildred) Lopez, Richard (Phyllis) Hoaeae of Columbus, OH; daughters, Linda (Richard) Salinas of WA, Lorraine Farias of NV, Alberta Jean Rivera of Hilo, Yvonne (Wilfred) Magallanes, Betty Lou (Gene) Melanson of CA; hanai daughter, Beate Lamm; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Gayner) Spillner; sisters, Irene Primacio, Maile (James) Caban.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (October 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire Flowers Welcome.

PETER “TAKO BODD” WILLIAM MINER

Posted On October 16th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

PETER “TAKO BOSS” WILLIAM MINER

Age 92, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away October 1, 2010 in Waialua. Born June 15, 1918 in Maui, Hawaii. He was a member of Haleiwa SeniorCitizens Club.

He is survived by sons, Richard (Naty) Miner of Virginia, Chester (Frances) Miner, Steven (Maryann) Miner, Samuel Miner of Maui, Joseph Miner of Big Island, James Miner of Maui; daughters, Stephanie Miner, Louise (Edmund) Auwae of Maui, Annette (Joe) Naba, Faith Miner; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 7 great-greatgrandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (October 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Geoffrey Hiroshi Kalani Furukawa

Posted On October 16th, 2010 -

GEOFFREY HIROSHI KALANI FURUKAWA

Age 52, of Kaneohe, passed away on October 5, 2010. Born in Honolulu, he was a UI Specialist Supervisor for the Sate of Hawaii Department of Labor.

Survived by wife, Rowena; son, Michael “Mikey” Ruben Kei; mother, Helen Furukawa; brother, Robert Furukawa; sister, Anne Umamoto.

Visitation 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday (10/20) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

CARIDAD “CAROL” CATAO PANCIPANCI

Posted On October 16th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

CARIDAD “CAROL” CATAO PANCIPANCI

Age 77, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 8, 2010. Born April 11, 1933 in Waipahu.

She is survived by son, Flory Alexander (Mina), Pancipanci of Portland, OR; daughters, Lurlyn S. (Ronald) Bramlett of, S. Carolina, Ranee (Jose Luis) Reyes-Chavez, Cisco Pancipanci; brother, Mateo Catao; sisters, Bessie V.C. (Kawa) Kawakami, Rufina Hancock; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday (October 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

NOLA ANDREA CABUDOL UNCIANO

Posted On October 15th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

NOLA ANDREA CABUDOL UNCIANO

Age 37, Waianae, Hawaii, September 22, 2010 in Honolulu. Born January 25, 1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nola formerly worked as a sales associate at the Pearl Harbor Commissary.

She is survived by son, Kainoa Cabudol Unciano Lum; daughter, Kaimana Cabudol Unciano Lum; parents, Anthony & Edna Unciano; sister, Erica Ann Cabudol Unciano; paternal grandmother, Dominga Unciano; uncle, Sylvestre Edillo; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:45 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.


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