Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

TINA LAGUNTE BERGANTINOS

Posted On June 7th, 2012 -

TINA LAGUNTE BERGANTINOS

Age 97, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 25, 2012 in Waipahu. Born July 26, 1914 in Baket Baket, Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines.

She is survived by daughter, Aida Baldevarona; sons, Ireneo (Elena) Bergantinos, Amado (Fely) Bergantinos, Ben (Lina) Bergantinos, Pat (Irene) Bergantinos; 24 grand-children; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Berto Lagunte, Binong Lagunte, Anno Lagunte; sisters, Miming Lagunte, Rebecca Lagunte, Dominga Lagunte.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (June 12) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HANNAH MICKEY (KAUHAIHAO) FARRALES

Posted On June 7th, 2012 -

HANNAH MICKEY (KAUHAIHAO) FARRALES
March 26, 1921 – May 31, 2012

Hannah Mickey (Kauhaihao) Farrales of Honolulu, a homemaker, died May 31, 2012. She was born on March 26, 1921 in Waikiki, Oahu to Abel Stevens Kauhaihao and Fanny Kauhaihao. Hannah was the hanai child of the Nishimoto Family. She was a kindred to Henry Opukaha’ia, the first Hawaiian Christian Missionary.

Hannah was a loving wife to her late husband Felix F. Farrales and loving mother and grandmother to her children son Felix (Gabriele); daughters Claudine Tomasa (Leslie); Sally-Ann Ching (John); Narda Farrales. Grandchildren West, Kay, Kim Tomasa; Jennifer, Jonathan (Dianalynn), Cassie-Ann, Gabriel-John Ching; Anjuli and Adrian Farrales. Great-grand children Jonah-Caleb Koapaka Ching and Jonathan-Chris Kaulana Ching. She was and will always be an inspiration to her family.

A heartfelt thank you to the Nishimoto Family and the St. Francis Hospice Team.

Private graveside services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

GLORIA LEON

Posted On June 6th, 2012 -

GLORIA LEON

Age 90, of Mililani, HI, passed away May 15, 2012 in Mililani. Born May 28, 1921 in San Diego, CA.

She is survived by sons, Sam Garcia of San Diego, CA, Don (Vicky); daughters, Gloria Jean Hall, Donna (Kana) Jennings, Vernell Namuo “Tootsie”; brother, Joseph (Ruth) Delgado; sisters, Minnie Delgado, Jenny (John) Fornadel; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.

Lawrence “Larry” Ching

Posted On June 6th, 2012 -

LAWRENCE “LARRY” CHING
Resident of Mountain View, CA May 31, 1922May 7, 2012

Lawrence “Larry” Ching, aka Wah Bing, passed away peacefully on May 7th, in Mountain View, California. Born & raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Larry spent the bulk of his senior years in Reno, Nevada. In 2010, he moved to California to live with his son Larry Jr. and his daughter-in-law Mary. In 1941, Larry survived the Japanese assault on Wake Island, later to be captured by them after the Marines surrendered. He endured the entirety of World War II in POW camps. After the war, he enlisted in the Army, ultimately running a mess hall at the rank of sergeant. After the army, Larry held a number of occupationsbellhop, seaman, typewriter repairmanand finally his favorite job, a salesman at Sears. He was an eager raconteur, a skilled fisherman, and household handyman. In later years, Larry enjoyed bargain hunting and buffet dining. He always liked to read biographies and adventures. Larry was husband to the late Katherine Harue nÈe Onaga, and is survived by their two children, Janice Roberts and Lawrence Jr., and his siblings Helen Serrao and Eleanor Kam. Per Larry’s wishes, his ashes will be scattered into the Pacific, in private ceremonies in California and in Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial donations to a deserving charity.

PHILLIP JOAQUIN TORRES

Posted On June 6th, 2012 -

PHILLIP JOAQUIN TORRES
December 30, 1950 – January 31, 2012.

Phil, a long-time resident of Point Reyes Station, CA, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on January 31, 2012. He had just celebrated his 61st birthday, and was looking forward to celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary on March 26th, and his granddaughter Paloma’s second birthday in April. Of Azorean descent, Phil was born in Honolulu nine years before statehood, and grew up with his four siblings in Kailua, Oahu. He worked at Pearl Harbor after graduating from Kailua High School in 1969, and later left Hawaii to join the Navy. Phil had previously lived in San Francisco for many years, where he worked at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and for a number of years, owned and operated a pizzeria. Phil eventually fulfilled his dream of becoming a police officer, and at the age of 41 joined the Fairfax Police Department in Northern California. He loved working with kids and helped many troubled youth turn their lives around. Phil was a dedicated community servant, and also worked as a part-time caretaker for a local cemetery. Phil umpired Little League games, and also coached high school softball and volleyball. He had recently started teaching volleyball skills to elementary school children.

Phil leaves behind his wife of almost 30 years, Robyn Torres of Point Reyes Station; daughter and son-in-law Jackie Torres and Nathan Slavik, of West Los Angeles, CA; daughter Mandy Torres of Cotati, CA; mother Jacqueline Azevedo Torres of Kailua, Oahu; sister Bina Torres of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; brother John (Donna) of Haiku, Maui; brother Patrick (Joan) of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother Daniel (Yvette) of Roanoke, VA; granddaughter Paloma Maria Torres-Slavik of West Los Angeles, CA; numerous nieces and nephews; preceded in death by his father Louis Victor Torres and his father-in-law Ralph Treleven.

Although many hearts were broken on the day of his untimely passing, Phil’s generous ‘aloha’ spirit and life-long legacy of helping others will live on forever.

Services were held on the mainland on March 24, 2012. A private celebration of Phil’s life will be held on Father’s Day Sunday June 17, 2012 in Kailua. Donations may be made to a favorite charity in Phil’s memory.

MARGARET J. MOREIRA

Posted On June 6th, 2012 -

MARGARET J. MOREIRA

Age 83, of Ainakoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away 05/21/2012 at home. Born in Honolulu, HI. She was a homemaker.

Survivors: Sons Stephen and David Moreira; Daughters: Jeanne Norgaard, Joanne Mosel, Yvonne Moreira and Suzanne Palmater; Brother: Robert Rego; Sister: Emilia Souza; Grandchildren 11; Greatchildren 13.

Visitation 10:00 am June 8th at Star of the Sea Church: Services at 11:00; Burial 3:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

FLORENCIA COLE OLAIVAR

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

FLORENCIA COLE OLAIVAR

Age 92, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 8, 2012 in Aiea. Born May 10, 1919 in Cebu, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Macario, Jr., Malvyn, Robert (Diana), Steven (Marda), Rodney (Rose), Gilbert (May), Clifford; daughter, Shirley Santiago; 19 grand-children; 42 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (June 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

SEICHI MORIYASU

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

SEICHI MORIYASU

Age 90, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away April 29, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 27, 1922 in Aiea, Hawaii. A retired Federal Firefighter on Oahu. Served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion in WWII.

He is survived by daughter, Georgia Hanson of WA; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Haruye Nakamoto.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (June 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers, please.

ERUDITO PACBA LLANTERO

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

ERUDITO PACBA LLANTERO

Age 64, of Honolulu, passed away May 11, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born July 7, 1947 in Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Nida M. Llantero; sons, Franklin M. (Yolanda A.) Llantero of Philippines, Gil Gerard M. Llantero of Philippines, John Paul M. Llantero; father, Julian Tamayo Llantero; mother, Fortunata Pacba Llantero; brothers, Noemi (Mila A.) Llantero, Louie (Imelda B.) Llantero; sisters, Perlita L. (Eladio) Gantala, Marilou L. (Jay-Ar) Doropan; 3 grand-children; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 6/8 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Saturday 6/9 at the Mortuary. Burial 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HENRY MASASHI TAI

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

HENRY MASASHI TAI

82 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved, his wife and children on May 29, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Henry was born in Kapaa, Kauai, on July 16, 1929 to Shizuo Tai and Tamayo Yoshida. Henry was a long-time lawyer in California. Since 1982, Henry was an Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was responsible for the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.

At an early age, Henry left Kauai by enlisting in the U.S. Army proudly serving his Country during the Korean War. Henry received a Bronze Star for his heroism in action against the enemy near Pyongyang, Korea, by voluntarily moving forward with the lead elements of his unit and exposing himself to heavy enemy arms and mortar fire persuading the enemy to surrender.

Following his military engagement, Henry received his education at the University of Cincinnati and the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Henry remained in Sacramento for twenty years and later relocated to Honolulu, where he remained until his death.

An avid traveler, Henry took pride and joy in taking his family around the world. He was also known to his family and friends as man of integrity who enjoyed helping others.

Henry is loved and survived by his wife, Keiko Mollie, daughter, Cynthia, and son, Christopher as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Private services will be held at Punchbowl Cemetery on June 7th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the UCSF Foundation, Box 45339, San Francisco 94145-0339 to support kidney transplants.

The Family of Henry Tai extends a special and heartfelt Mahalo to Hospice Hawaii, Dr. Lavonda Nakamoto and the staff of the Home Based Primary Care of the Pacific Islands Health Care Systems, Dr. Stephen Denzer and Dr. Alan Lau, Nephrologist, Kaiser Permanante Hawaii, as well as numerous caregivers including Mele Puloto, Stanley Shiraki and Marlon Calantoc.

MIEKO TSUNODA NACAR

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

MIEKO TSUNODA NACAR

Age 76, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away May 14, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born May 14, 1936 in Maebashi-Shi Gummaken, Japan.

She is survived by sons, Alan (Marivel) Nacar, David Nacar; daughters, Morina Bardoni, Teresa (Dean) Sarajina, Lena (Sam) Ranit; brother, Yukihisa Tsunoda; sister, Fusako Miura; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (June 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CHIYOKO OGURI MIYABARA

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

CHIYOKO OGURI MIYABARA
February 6, 2012

88, loving wife and devoted mother, was born on May 1, 1923. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York and married her husband Carl in 1946. Chiyo worked as the chief technician of the radioisotopes lab at Tripler Army Hospital and was a docent at the Honolulu Academy of Art. She is survived by son Tetsuo, daughter-in-law Barbara, grand-daughter Jill, and two sisters Teruko and Nanako. A grave-side remembrance will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on June 12 at 11 am.

THEODORE “TED” C.T. WONG

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

THEODORE “TED” C.T. WONG

Age 78, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away May 15, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 16, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Theodore was retired from Pan American Airlines and the State Bureau of Conveyance.

He is survived by son, Derek Wong; brothers, Herbert (Betty) Wong, Samson (Myrna) Wong; sisters, Priscilla (Robert) Yuen, Beatrice Souza.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday (June 8) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

ROSALINDA “ROSIE” “LIN” NICOLAS SANDERS

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

ROSALINDA “ROSIE” “LIN” NICOLAS SANDERS

65, was born November 29, 1946, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She passed away May 15, 2012 in Colorado Springs, CO due to complications of stomach cancer.

Rosalinda was preceded in death by her husband, Teryl Sanders in 1996. She is survived by her three children, Roxanne (Greg) Louie of San Diego, Rosanna (Troy) Costales of Honolulu and Jose (Sonny Boy) Pagaduan, Jr. of Colorado Springs. Brothers, Daniel “Junior” Alcaraz, Benjamin “Ben” (Clemie) Alcaraz, Roland (Thelma) Nono, Rudolpho (Daling) Nono and Rolando (Hue) Nono. Sisters, Gloria “Neng” (Robert) Ito and Virginia Dilay. She leaves behind eight grand-children, Tanya & Bryson Costales, Jayme, Peter and Jonathan Pagaduan, Ashley & Benjamin Louie and Lily Pagaduan; two great-grand-children, Kaimana Kahookano and Jairus Pagaduan. Rosalinda will be long remembered by the many friends she met and worked with during her life in Hawaii, San Diego and at the California Casualty Insurance before retiring from Extended Stay America Hotel Chain in Colorado Springs. It is here where she met her life partner Rodney Schumann.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. on Thursday (June 7, 2012) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Service: 6:00 p.m.

Glen Kazuo Kaneshiro

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

GLEN KAZUO KANESHIRO

55, of Kahaluu, died May 18, 2012 at Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Glen was formerly with American Carpet as an installer, the family business Floral Packing of Hawaii, Weddings Unlimited and Watanabe Floral. He is survived by wife, Joyce Kubota Kaneshiro; son, Wade Kaneshiro; mother, Kate Kaneshiro; brother, Michael (Beverly) Kaneshiro; sisters, Laura (Gary) Sakuda, Stella Kaneshiro; nephews, nieces, uncles and aunties.

Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

INOCENCIO “INCIONG” AYAY CAMBIA

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

INOCENCIO “INCIONG” AYAY CAMBIA

Age 85, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away April 28, 2012 in Tacoma, WA. Born October 26, 1926 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Oahu Sugar Plantation and also at Aloha Stadium.

He is survived by spouse, Emiliana “Meling” Cambia; son, Roberto (Lynn) Cambia; daughters, Emma (Alfredo, Jr) Esteban, Evangeline (Lito) Agra, Emelita Cambia, Evelyn (Greg) Fonseca; 13 grand-children; 19 great-grand-children.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (June 9) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Program 9:30 a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARRY URISE HILLEN JR.

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

HARRY URISE HILLEN JR.
June 2, 1940 – April 17, 2012

Harry Urise Hillen Jr. of Honolulu passed away peacefully April 17, 2012. He was a retired dredge mate and member of The Operating Engineers, Local 3 for more than 50 years. Harry’s love of the ocean was surpassed only by the love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren. His kind and giving heart will truly be missed.

Survivors include wife Erla, daughters Paula “Lani” Follner (Matt), Cynthia Seno (Craig) and Desiree Hillen (Raymond Ikeda); son Chadd Hillen (Kelli) and grandchildren Kaimi, U’ilani, Heidi, Moani.

A celebration of Harry’s life will be held on Saturday, June 9 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 219 Lunalilo Home Road, in Hawaii Kai. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. with service to follow at 11.

CMDR RICHARD F. AVILA

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

CMDR RICHARD F. AVILA
USN RETIRED

Richard F. Avila passed away on March 17, 2012 in Pinehurst,NC. Rick was born in Chicago on January 31, 1944, graduated from Reavis High School in Oaklawn, IL. and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas. He enjoyed a 26 year career in the US Navy, serving on submarines including the USS Gudgeon, USS Thomas Edison and USS Patrick Henry; as well as on the submarine tender USS Proteus. After traveling to ports around the world, he retired as Commander from the US Pacific Fleet Submarine Force at Pearl Harbor in 1988. He went on to work in Hawaii at Lion Coffee and Straub Clinic and Hospital. Leaving Hawaii in 1994, Rick lived in San Jose, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Prescott, AZ, and Pinehurst, NC. He is preceded in death by his parents Francisco Parocua Avila and Patricia Metzger Avila, and son Robert Russell Avila. He leaves brothers Russell (Liane)Avila and Robert (Darlene) Avila; half siblings Mary Theresa Pabon, M. Frank (Sherry)Avila, Richard Avila and Daniel Avila; children James Avila of Dallas, TX, Richard F.( Jackie) Avila, Jr. of Abington, MA, and Elena (David) Strom of Pinehurst, NC; and grandchildren Colby Avila, and Natalie, Parker and Kiefer Strom. He is deeply missed by many cousins and friends. A burial at sea is planned.

ROCHELLE “ROCKY” PITLUCK

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

ROCHELLE “ROCKY” PITLUCK

Rochelle “Rocky” Pitluck, of Honolulu, Hawai`i, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 22, 2012, with her family at her side. Born August 30, 1910, Rocky had just celebrated her 72nd Mothers Day, and was three months shy of her 102nd birthday.

Rocky was born in Chicago, Illinois. She was a ballerina with a Chicago ballet company for several years. Over the years, she lived in the states of Tennessee, Washington, New Jersey and California, until she moved to Honolulu in 1992 to be with her son and his family. She had been under the loving care of the staff of Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home for the past 15 years.

Rocky was preceded in death by her former husband, Dr. Harry Pitluck of Spokane, Washington. Rocky is survived by her sister, Dorothy Besserman of Aventura, Florida; her son, Wayne Pitluck and his wife, Judy Pyle, of Honolulu, Hawai`i; Grandson, Aaron Pitluck and his wife, Corrin, of Budapest, Hungary; Granddaughter, Raleigh Ferro and her husband, Greg, of Reno, Nevada; Great-Grandson, Solomon Musa Pitluck, of Budapest, Hungary; Great-Granddaughter, Danica Punahele Ferro, of Reno, Nevada; former daughter-in-law, Deanne Pitluck, of Honolulu, Hawai`i; and her son’s sister-in-law, Mary Ann Belke, of Honolulu, Hawai`i.

Rocky lived a full and fulfilled life. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always uplifted the spirits of anyone around her, and she truly enjoyed the company of old and new friends. She had an easy smile and laugh, and an extraordinary sense of humor. We still laugh out loud recalling her story-telling. Anyone who met her was touched by her in some meaningful way. We shall all miss her very much.

Private family services will be held.

GRACE SUMIKO NAKAGAWA

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

GRACE SUMIKO NAKAGAWA

Age 86, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 25, 2012 in Ewa. Born August 20, 1925 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She was employed by Dole Company for over 45 years.

She is survived by sons, Les Nakagawa, Paul (Rene) Nakagawa; sister, Noriko Murakoshi; 4 grandchildren.

Private Services were held. No monetary gifts.

JIM PALIKSRU PETER

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

JIM PALIKSRU PETER

Age 48, of Honolulu, passed away May 19, 2012 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born April 12, 1964 in Kosrae.

He is survived by wife, Santila Peter; son, Naingle Peter; daughters. Tulpe Peter, Elither Peter; brothers, Brinton Peter, Justin Peter, Scanner Peter, Tulen Peter, Palikun Peter; sisters, Rose Sigrah, Notwe Peter, Julida Peter; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 6/6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Final services and burial will be held in Kosrae.

DORA BOW JUN CHING GRUBER

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

DORA BOW JUN CHING GRUBER

84, of Greers Ferry, AR born July 16, 1927 in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, passed away at Seven Springs Nursing Home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on April 12th, 2012.

One of eight children of Ching Hing and Louisa Kong. She was married to Robert L. Gruber for 66 years. Dora was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Irene Chew Lan Len and Winifred Bow Yuk Mahi, and her brother Ah Sheong Dang.

She is survived by her husband Robert; son David Gruber (Sharon) of Maumelle, AR.; two daughters Carol St. John (Scott) of Monticello, Ar., and Deborah Pearce of Tumecula, Ca. Her brothers Edward Ching of Pearl City Hawaii and Donald Ching (Helen) of Waimalu, Hawaii, sisters Muriel DeLawder (Doug) of Frederick, Md. And Kam Brenno (Kris) of Nipomo, CA. are surviving. Three grand-daughters, three great-grand-children, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews also live with her memory.

There was a memorial service in Greers Ferry on April 28th at 2pm at Holiday Hills United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Greers Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Fund at 892 Shiloh Road, Greers Ferry AR 72067.

NELLIE ELIZABETH WIETHE LUTZ

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

NELLIE ELIZABETH WIETHE LUTZ

93 of Honolulu, our beloved Mother and Grandmother passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on May 23, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Henry E. Lutz and her brothers Louis and Edward Wiethe.

She is survived by daughters, Bonnie L. Kealoha and Sheree L. (Charles) Moffat; hanai daughter, Toni S. Reeves; grandsons, Justin K. Kealoha and Charles Gavin Moffat; granddaughters, Crystalyn N. Kealoha, Jasmine H. (Mike) Nickerson and Tara M.K. Moffat; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews.

Mom opened her heart and home to anyone in need, she will be missed by many.

A “Celebration of Life” service will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at Central Union Church. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in her memory to: Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Hono. HI 96826. Aloha attire.

Nancy A. Wilson-Taylor

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

NANCY A. WILSON-TAYLOR

Wilson-Taylor, Nancy A.; Born Nancy Aiko Uchibori in Honolulu in 1941, passed away in Santa Rosa, California on May 19, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. She grew up in Kailua, Hawaii and graduated from Kailua High School in 1959. Nancy was employed for many years at First Hawaiian Bank until she moved to California in 1984. She was an executive administrative assistant for the Bechtel Corporation, assigned to the office of the Chairman, until she retired in 1994. Nancy was a quiet, sweet and gentle person who loved roses, birds and other wildlife. She was an accomplished artist and photographer, but never knew how good she really was. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Taylor, brothers Kenneth and Bert Uchibori, half-brother Glenn Uchibori, and step-sister Karen Byrnes.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 9000 Sonoma Highway (Highway 12), Kenwood. A reception will follow. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Women’s Cancer Awareness Group, 55 Maria Drive #846, Petaluma, CA 94954. Daniels Chapel of the Roses
525-3730

DOROTHY WAI HIN (AU) WONG

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

DOROTHY WAI HIN (AU) WONG

Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully with her husband and family around her on May 15, 2012. Dorothy devoted her entire life to her family. Her influence in this world can be measured by the unconditional love and guidance she gave to her family and friends and the successes in their lives.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ding Kong; children, Linda Kealoha, Maj. Gen. Darryll Wong, Col. (Ret.) Derrick Wong, and Wendy Howell; 8 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry Au and Robert Au; sisters, Chew Young Lum, Audrey Au, Betty Leong, Clara Chun, and Eunice Denyes.

A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 6TH AT DIAMOND HEAD MORTUARY. VISITATION IS AT 10:30, SERVICES AT 12:00, BURIAL TO FOLLOW AT MANOA CHINESE CEMETERY.

LORRAINE LUCILLE CHANG

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

LORRAINE LUCILLE CHANG

Age 75, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 29, 2012 in Kapolei. Born March 3, 1937 in Honolulu, HI.

She is survived by sons, Joseph Chang, Michael Chang, George Chang, Jr.; daughters, Theresa Chang of CO, Geraine (Greg) Santiago of Hilo; brother, Gerard (Bernadette) Cypriano; sister, Barbara (Kenneth) Silva; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grand-children.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (June 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LEROY MAHINA MATTHEWS

Posted On June 2nd, 2012 -

LEROY MAHINA MATTHEWS

Born April 28, 1945, lost his battle with cancer on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, at age 67 in Honolulu. Beloved Husband, Father, Friend, Teacher, Football Coach, Gourmet Chef, and well known Body Surfer at Walls and Point Panic; he is survived by wife, Gail Nakamura Matthews, son Christopher, (Gabrielle) Matthews, daughters Michelle (Ken) Swett and Danielle (Ron) Naus, stepdaughter Summer Lam, and grandfather to Tahani, Kainoa, Noelani, Keoni, Elizabeth, Christian and Kai. June 6, Wednesday, visitation at 5 p.m. and services at 6 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. June 7, Thursday, meet at 8:30 a.m. at Duke Statue, Waikiki, for spreading of ashes.

EUSEBIO LOPEZ NAVALTA

Posted On June 2nd, 2012 -

EUSEBIO LOPEZ NAVALTA

Age 87, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away May 8, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born January 22, 1925 in La Union Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by step-daughters; Helen Castro, Mini Holt; step-son, Arthur Andres; 22 greandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 Noon Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

PANTALEONA “LEONIE-MARING” DACUYCUY EDER

Posted On June 1st, 2012 -

PANTALEONA “LEONIE-MARING” DACUYCUY EDER

Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away May 7, 2012 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born July 27, 1941 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Kaiser Permanente with over 29 years of service.

She is survived by husband, Inocencio A. Eder; sons, Noel Eder, Junior (Dolly) Eder; daughters, Imelda “Mimi” (David) Lopes, Mariesen (Song) Kirkham; brother, Alfonso Dacuycuy; sister, Helen (Fernando) Flores; 7 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 6/5 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday 6/6 at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Rand Erwin Potts

Posted On June 1st, 2012 -

RAND ERWIN POTTS

89, of Honolulu passed away on May 22, 2012 at his home. He was born in Dayton, Oregon on Nov. 8, 1922. He was raised in McMinnville, Oregon and entered University of Oregon in 1940. Rand enlisted in USMCR in 1942 and graduated from the first and only “Special Officers Candidate School” (SOCS) in Camp LeJeune, NC in 1944. He joined the 1st Marine Division in Russell Islands following the Peleliu operation and participated in the Okinawa operation and then operations in North China. With stints between civilian life, active duty/reserves and during the Korean War, he finished his service in 1952 as Captain USMCR.

Rand lived in Portland, Oregon from 1952-1960 and was employed in the group insurance field as a salesman. He then moved to Hawaii and entered the vehicle and equipment leasing business as co-owner and operator of Auto & Equipment Leasing of Hawaii with eventual expansion of the business to include California in 1964. He later entered the real estate development business in California with his son, J.B.

He served on various trade organizations and boards in Honolulu and held memberships in the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association (USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park), Oahu Country Club (Past President), Outrigger Canoe Club, Masonic Lodge, Honolulu Scottish Rites Bodies and Aloha Temple Shrine.

Rand is survived by his wife Eleanor (Ele) Potts, adult children J.B. (Mardi) Potts, Julie (Cooper) Camp, Norma (Gerald) Chan, Vicky (Jaime) Chai-Guerpo, Richard (Jane) Howard, grandchildren David, Scott, Brian, Steve, Alex, Zack, Liam, Keara, Cynthia, great-grandchildren Luca, Nolan, Mateo and dog Mari Awana Potts.

A celebration of Rand’s life will be held privately at date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, family is requesting any donations be made to the Aloha Temple Shrine -Travel Fund (1611 Kewalo St., Suite 201, Honolulu, HI 96822) or the Kapi’olani Health Foundation – Capital Campaign (55 Merchant Street, Suite 2600, Honolulu, HI 96813).


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