Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

TRANQUILINO “KELLY” ABAGA VALDRIZ

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

TRANQUILINO “KELLY” ABAGA VALDRIZ

Age 86, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 15, 2010 in Waipahu. Born July 6, 1924 in Lubing, San Juan, La Union, Philippines. A retired ground maintenance supervisor at Kahala Hilton. Member of Local #5.

He is survived by wife, Anita A. Valdriz; daughters, Fe (Eding) Casugay of Philippines, Bella (Eulalio Jr) Palabay of Philippines, Ofelia (Edwin) Pimentel of Portland, Oregon; sons, Marc (Michelle) Valdriz, John (Susan) Valdriz; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Saturday (January 15) at St Joseph Catholic Church; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANCISCO D. JAMORA, JR.

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

FRANCISCO “FRANK” D. JAMORA, JR.

Age 77, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away December 24, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born July 29, 1933 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Solomon Elementary School as a custodian.

He is survived by sons, Francis (Sandra) Jamora, David Jamora of Hilo, William (Tania) Jamora; daughters, Evelyn Jamora of NY, Myrnamay Jamora, Denise Jamora; 12 grandchildren; brother, Juan Jamora; nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

William K.H. Mau

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park
& Mortuary, LLC

WILLIAM K.H. MAU

January 3, 2011

William K. H. Mau, 97, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully in his home on January 3, 2011. The quintessential entrepreneur, William’s contributions to Honolulu’s hotel, restaurant, real estate and visitor industry were invaluable. His generosity assisted multiple charitable organizations throughout Hawaii that enabled them to achieve their goals as well.

He is survived by children; Milton Mau (Kelly), Cynthia Seu (Guy), Lynnette Mau, Leighton Mau (Peggy), Letitia George – deceased (Keith), 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters; Mavis Lee, Vivian Fo & Loretta Young.

Services on Friday, January 14 at First Presbyterian Church of Hono-lulu at Koolau. Visitation 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Service from 11 to 11:30 a.m. No flowers. No monetary gifts.

DR. DANIEL WHANG

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

DR. DANIEL WHANG

Dr. Daniel Whang, 91 years old, died on Nov 28, 2010 at Saddleback Memorial Hospital in San Clemente, CA after a brief illness and surgery. His loving family members from Hawai’i, California and Colorado, who had gathered together to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend, surrounded him at the time of his passing. Dr. Whang was born on April 6, 1919 in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from McKinley High School in 1938, he attended the University of Hawaii but left in 1941 to work for several years at the Naval Shipyards at Pearl Harbor. Because he had just completed his night shift he narrowly escaped the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. Dan went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska and Albany Medical School and completed his internship at Queen’s Hospital.

A longtime general practitioner in Wahiawa and Waialua, Dr. Whang was committed to his family and the community. As team physician for the Leilehua High School football team for a number of years, he was their number one fan.

His wife, Rose, predeceases Dan. His children and their spouses, Lyn & Ed Maher, Kathy & Myles Inouye, Cindy Whang & Kristy Tochihara, and Pam & Paul Tran survive him. He was also the proud patriarch of six grandchildren and four great granddaughters. Dan was especially pleased that he was able to meet his two newest great granddaughters on his last trip to California.

Private services were held in Hawaii. The family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.

Doris Peke Kanuha

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Borthwick Mortuary

DORIS PEKE KANUHA

Age 81, of Waimanalo died on December 25, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Kanuha was born on October 12, 1929 in Pu’unene, Maui, Hawai’i. She retired from the State of Hawai’i, Department of Transportation; Airport Division Custodial Department.

She is survived by her children, Clare K. (Dennis) DeLeon Sr., Catherine K. (Rudy) King Sr., Frances (Harvey) Torres, Hilary K. (Lani) Kanuha Sr., Robert M. (Dynette) Kanuha Jr., Roland K. (Liana) Kanuha, Makalapua Deanie Kanuha (Kamaka), Jerida Villaruel and Jeffrey Hewett; brother, Earl (Honeyboy) Nakoa; 38 grand-children, 71 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Hanai daughter: Keala Moreno and caregiver, Jody Barques.

Visitation will begin at 9am, Friday Jan. 14 at St. George Church in Waimanalo; Mass at 1:15pm, and her final resting place to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 3:00pm.

ULA LOMU

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

ULA LOMU

Age 53, of Kailua, passed away December 28, 2010 in West Valley, Utah. Born Nov. 16, 1957 in Foui, Tonga. Ula was the caretaker for the Paul Mitchell Estates.

He is survived by sons, Siope Lomu of New York, Jesse (Jeisha) Lomu, Levi Lomu; daughter, Amalia Lomu of New York; grandson, Jevais Lomu; mother, Sela I. Lomu of Utah; brothers, Tevitatonga (Lea) Mataele of Utah, Ofa (Ana) Lomu of Utah, Toa Lomu of Utah, Sionekaifilo Lomu of Kauai, Kauasi (Mele) Lomu of Utah, Pailate (Makasini) Lomu of Utah; sisters, Lola (Tevita) Maumau of Utah, Ema (Apiesa) Kinikini of Utah, Siosiana (Mapa) Taulanga of Utah, Kesa (Kina) Fangupo of Utah, Polu (Manase) Tuakoi of Utah, Lovey (Brian) Ramos; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 13, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani St. across from King Intermediate School and Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. January 14 at Church. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

REMIGIO “MIKEY” AGODONG AGODONG

Posted On January 11th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

REMIGIO “MIKEY” AGODONG AGODONG

Age 45, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 9, 2010 in Honolulu. Born December 28, 1964 in Barangay 18, Pari-ir, Sarrat Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at Agsalud Construction;
member of Union Espirista Christiana De Incorporada and Sarrat Association of Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Concepcion A. Agodong; daughters, Deserre Agodong, Debby Agodong, Marjorie Agodong, Melody Agodong; mother, Teresita Agodong; mother, Rosalinda Fiesta; sisters, Purita E. (Jaime) Tagaca, Carol (Dennis) De Jesus, Imelda (Mario) Calapit, Leonida (Rogelio) Castillo of Philippines; brothers, Arman Agodong, Juanito (Jenny) Fiesta, Guillermo (Teresa) Agodong.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary;
Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (January 15) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary;
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Edward Y. Yamada, M.D.

Posted On January 10th, 2011 -

EDWARD Y. YAMADA, M.D.

Passed away peacefully at his home in Honolulu on December 14, 2010 surrounded by his family. Dr. Yamada was born in Honokaa, HI.

He graduated from McKinley High School and attended the University of Hawaii, Manoa. When World War II started, he joined the Varsity Victory Volunteers, and later served in the 442 Regiment of the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant for which he received several military commendations.

Dr. Yamada graduated from the University of Wisconsin and went on to receive his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. His medical career spanned over 40 years: he started with a solo practice, then was a member of the Central Medical Clinic, and last practiced as an administrative physician at Maluhia Hospital. Dr. Yamada was on staff at Queen’s Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, and Kuakini Medical Center. At Kuakini Medical Center he volunteered extensively by serving on numerous medical committees and was Chief of Staff. Dr. Yamada also was an adjunct professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, was an original member of Pacific Health Care and was an author of several published medical research articles.

He is survived by his wife Alberta; children Tanya, Monica (Antonio Benetti), Trina and Stuart; grandchildren David, Christian and Katie; brothers Yoshitsugu (Edith) Yamada, Maurice (Aileen) Iha and Thomas (Nancy) Iha; and sisters Maureen Chong and Jocelyn (Richard) Nishihara. His brother Yoshikazu Yamada (Mitsuye) predeceased him. Dr. Yamada is also survived by sisters-in-law Loretta Conchee and Juanita Tom; brother-in-law, Larry Tom; nume-rous nieces and nephews, and hanai daughter Kinue Miki & hanai grandchildren Patrick, Stephanie and Jason Miki.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Avenue on January 15, 2011. Visitation begins at 2:00 p.m. followed by a brief program commencing at 2:30 p.m. Aloha attire is preferred.

Per Dr. Yamada’s wishes, no flowers, wreaths or koden. Donations may be made to the “Edward Y. Yamada, M.D. Endowment Fund” through Kuakini Foundation.

HERBERT “HERBIE” BERNARDINO TONGPALAN

Posted On January 10th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

HERBERT “HERBIE” BERNARDINO TONGPALAN

Age 78, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away December 28, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born February 5 1932, in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Herbert was a member of the Ewa Beach Golf Club and Fil-American Golf Club. Also, a member of the Kahuku Drag Strip Racers and past President of the Waianae Jaycees.

He is survived by wife, Dorothy Aquino Tongpalan; daughters, Doreen T. (Bradley Oswald) Koruan, Bernadette N. Baggerly of CA, Stephanie T. (Adam) Arruda of SC; brother, Thomas (Sharron) Tongpalan of CA; sister, Josephine (Richard) Leong of CA; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ALBERT R. RIVERA

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ALBERT R. RIVERA

Age 73, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away December 17, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born September 12, 1937 in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. Albert retired from Shuman Carriage as an auto repairman.

He is survived by wife, Agnes Rivera; sons, Roger Rivera, Darrell Kahiamoe, Philip Kekahu, Jr., Michael Kekahu, Bryan Bonilla; daughters, Faith Brown, Karen Philbrook, Sharon Kekahu, Sandee Willets; brothers, Robert Rivera, John Rivera; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (January 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Thomas Natto

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

THOMAS NATTO

Age 79, of Las Vegas, Nevada died September 1, 2010. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Natto was born in Honolulu, January 16, 1931. He is survived by 2 brothers, Nyelo Dean and Whitney Natto, 4 sisters, Abbie Stewart, Kanani Smith, Didi Asasaki, and Pauline Palencia, and many nieces & nephews & cousins.

Services and burial will be January 13, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/Aloha Attire. Leis will be accepted.

Ammon (Doc) Kershner Leeson, Jr.

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

AMMON (DOC) KERSHNER LEESON, JR.

Age 56, died on Friday, December 24, at his home in Little Rock, AR from complications caused by multiple myeloma.

He was one of five children born to the late Barbara and Ammon Leeson, Sr. and was the beloved husband of Deborah Lynn Vazquez Leeson. Doc will forever be remembered by his beloved children Shawn Leeson (Traecey) of Marysville, WA and Barbara Leeson of Boise, ID, from a prior marriage, and his treasured grandchildren Caitlyn Leeson, Victoria Wilson and Alyssa Fischer, his devoted brothers Jim Leeson (Beth) of Pottstown, PA and Mark Leeson (Shawn) of Casa Grande, AZ and his loving sisters Kathy Grace of Atkins, IA and Judy Russell of McCleary, WA along with many nieces and nephews, cousins, Aunts and Uncles and other extended family members as well as countless friends that were blessed to know him. Also missing Doc are his fur-ball Chihuahua babies: Ikaika Kai and Ihelani Kai (Lani).

Doc spent each day of his life focusing on the positive daily joys and peaceful moments while being grateful for all he had and he was always eager to share whatever he was enjoying with others. At his request, there will not be a funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, and in the spirit of sharing, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choosing or to any of the following organizations which were special to Doc: Arkansas Zoological Founda-tion Inc., Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Heifer International.

To view and sign the online Obituary and Guest Register please go to: www.ARcremation.com (Cremation Association of Arkan-sas, 201 N. Izard, Little Rock, AR Ph: 501-975-1002).

Cullen Chee

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

CULLEN CHEE

Fondly called Moonie or Tutuman, died on Dec. 28, 2010. Born in Honolulu, HI, he moved to CA in the 80’s to be closer to his kids. He was a proud father, grandfather, & great-grandfather who’s sense of humor, calm & gentle persona, & staunch independence remained with him until his final days.

Cullen is survived by his son & daughter-in-law David Chee & Vickie Stoller; granddaughter Kiki Light; grandson & granddaughter-in-law Cory & Ricki Light; great-grandchildren Kylee & Riley Light; brother William Chee & sisters Betty Ching & Rose Young. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Suzanne Horillo & brothers Henry & George Chee.

A dinner was held in his honor on Jan. 2, 2011 to celebrate his life.

HELEN KAPILILANI SANBORN DAVIS

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

HELEN KAPILILANI SANBORN DAVIS
1907 – 2010
December 13, 2010

Helen Davis was born in Hanalei, Kauai on September 22, 1907. At the age of 10 she was sent to Oahu to live with her grandmother and attend Punahou School. She became a boarder at Punahou’s Castle Hall, graduating with the class of 1927. Territorial Normal School followed from which she earned her license as a dental hygienist.
Helen married Alan Sanford Davis, a rising businessman, March 18, 1930. They lived on his ranch, Wawamalu, in the Koko Head area until their beachfront home was destroyed by the tsunami of April 1, 1946. The family moved to Honolulu where Helen continued an interest in volunteer work.
Helen’s earliest volunteer work was through her membership in the Junior League of Honolulu when she helped to teach nutrition to young immigrant mothers. Her volunteer work went on to include serving on committees and board of directors of the Red Cross, YWCA, Kapiolani Hospital, Palama Settlement, Florica Pacificia, Moanalua Gardens Foundation, Historic Hawaii Foundation, Friends of Iolani Palace, the Hawaiian Humane Society where she was a director for 30 years and received recognition for her meritorious service from the American Humane Society.
In 1943 she joined the Garden Club of Honolulu where she served as a member chairman of almost every committee, held several offices, and was president from 1968 to 1970. She was Zone XII Chairman from 1961 to 1974 and received the Garden Club of America’s Creative Leadership award in 1982.
By 1950 Honolulu had become a big town and Helen was deeply involved in civic improvement and conservation. After 10 years of working with the Outdoor Circle she became president of the organization in 1961. Her most important contribution was her successful program to put Diamond Head on the National Register for Historic Landmarks, preventing forever commercial encroachment there. In 1998 the organization Scenic Hawaii recognized Helen’s lifelong dedication to the beautification of Hawaii with a monkeypod tree planted in her honor in the city park between St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the Priory.
Well into her 90’s Helen was still riding horseback with her granddaughter, an Olympian Equestrian who lives in England. Her book “Helen Kapililani Sanborn Davis – Reminiscences of a Life in the Islands” as told to Maili Yardley was for many weeks among the top of the Honolulu Best Sellers list. Helen joyfully celebrated her 103rd birthday three months ago. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Pflueger and Linda Davis, eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Private services. Memorial donations suggested to forenamed organization of choice.

DAVID KELIIPOIMOKU KENNEDY

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

DAVID KELIIPOIMOKU KENNEDY

Age 49, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away January 4, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born December 28, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a horticulturist, commercial fisherman, and avid sportsman. His greatest pleasure was showing his enthusiasum for life with his family and friends.

He is survived by son, David Kennedy; daughter, Deanna Kahealani Pasion; mother, Priscilla Kennedy; brothers, Jacob (Wilma) Kennedy Jr., Francis (Denise) Kennedy, Nicholas (Jen) Kennedy; sisters, Kathy (Emil) Dopyera, Corinne (Dave) Ferguson, Jackie (Mike) Mazzone; 3 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thursday (January 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual/Aloha Attire.

JUNE MARGARET BRADLEY

Posted On January 9th, 2011 -

JUNE MARGARET BRADLEY

June Margret Bradley widow of Gordon Bradley died at her home in Honolulu January 2nd 2011.

Born in Aberdeen, WA in 1927. She and her husband came to Honolulu in 1951 following the graduation from Washington State University in 1951. Mr. Bradley was an architect.

She was one of the first parishioners of Waiokeola Church and one of the designers of the Kahala churches columbarium where she will be interred with her husband.

She managed the Mission House Museum Shop for several years before leaving to develop and manage the Iolani Palace Shop. While there she designed a collection of Christmas ornaments and jewlery utilizing architectural details from the Palace.

June was a talented harpist a member of PEO and the Outrigger Canoe Club.

She is survived by sons Bruce of Honolulu, Scott (Carol) of Tacoma, WA, Todd (Kris) and daughter Colette (Pete) of Honolulu. Also surviving is a sister Carol Murphy (Hugh) and grandchildren Nicholas, Taylor, Richard, Kathryn, Christian, Brendon, Emma, Janice and Kainoa.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 14th at 5pm at Waiokeola Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave, Honolulu 96816. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Waiokeola Church. Please dress Aloha attire. Borthwick was the attending Mortuary.

ROSE KALEIALOHA MATSUMOTO

Posted On January 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

ROSE KALEIALOHA MATSUMOTO

Age 80, of Kaneohe, passed away December 31, 2010 in Hawaii Medical Center East. Born December 11, 1930 in Honolulu.

She survived by sons, Bryant A. (Renita) Matsumoto, Kurt A. (Carmen) Matsumoto; daughters, Gail M. (Alfred) Uina of Kona, Lisa M. Matsumoto; brother, Joseph H. Seipel Jr.; sisters, Ruby (Laki) Malepeai, Caroline Hatori; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Private Services were held.

PEDRO GALLARDO CERVANTES

Posted On January 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

PEDRO GALLARDO CERVANTES

Age 70, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 4, 2010 in Waipahu. Born May 14, 1940 in Bugallon, Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Marites F. Cervantes; daughter, Angelina C. (Jay-R) Cablay; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; brothers, Salvador Cervantes, Alberto Cervantes; sisters, Julia Cervantes, Maria Cervantes, Merly Cervantes Ferrer; brothers-in-law, Celestino Dumaquit, Marcelo Dumaquit; sisters-in-law, Verginia D. Espino, Glory D. Ombac, Leling Dumaquit; mother-in-law, Perfecta Dumaquit.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel.

NIEVES “STELLA” TIMSON

Posted On January 8th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

NIEVES “STELLA” TIMSON

Age 81, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away December 18, 2010 in Aiea. Born August 5, 1929 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Nieves worked at Wahiawa General Hospital in central supply. She was a member of the USBC (United States Bowling Congress) at Barbers Point & Hickam Air Force Base.

She is survived by son, Keith (Maeda) Timson; daughters, Roberta (Mike) Supebedia, Terri Carreira; brothers, David (Maggie) Gongob, James Gongob; sisters, Lucy Duhay, Brenda (David) Lee, Florence Motofuji; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 pm Tuesday (January 11) at Mililani Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 pm. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

ISABEL “BELLA” NAVAREZ

Posted On January 7th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

ISABEL “BELLA” NAVAREZ

Age 79, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 14, 2010 in Waipahu. Born July 2, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Isabel retired as a court clerk from the Ewa District Court.

She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Devela; brother, Alejandro (Rose) Navarez; sister, Lucia Sandobal; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, & cousins.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

PEDRO RAMILO VALIENTE

Posted On January 7th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

PEDRO RAMILO VALIENTE

Age 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 25, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born August 9, 1926 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company,
member of Local Union 368.

He is survived by wife, Hilaria A. Valiente; sons, Henry (Virginia) Valiente, JR (Marinel) Valiente, Franklin (Felma) Valiente of San Fernando Valley, CA, Renante (Ronnievelle) Valiente; daughters, Resurreccion (Tirso) Marquez, Josephine (Jerry) Taclas; sisters, Marcela Eda of Philippines, Maria Gallon of Philippines; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Shizue Elizabeth Johnson

Posted On January 7th, 2011 -

SHIZUE ELIZABETH JOHNSON

Passed away quietly December 30, 2010, freed from the shackles of such questions as: Why? How Come? What is happening to me? Questions, symptomatic of Alzheimer’s disease, for which no one had answers and which would progressively plague her the last eight years of her life.

Shizue was born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands. She temporarily relocated to Florida to be with her daughter’s family in 2004 upon the death of her husband. She never really adapted to her new life in Florida and knew she would eventually return to Hawaii as a final resting place. A memorial service will be held at a later date to honor her wishes to have her ashes and that of her deceased husband scattered in Kaneohe Bay, HI.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Carl W., and a son Lance K. Johnson. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Welch (Clifton); two grandchildren, Miko Burgstiner (Scott) and Rad Welch (Melody); four great grand-children, Peyton, Michael Scott, Christian, and Sarah Morgan (Suki); a sister, Mitsuye Inouye; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A special thanks to her caregivers at Emeritus at Orange Park and especially to those in the Memory Care Unit who made her last few months memorable, and the nursing staff who ensured her comfort. They are truly caring people! Also thanks to Hospice of Northeast Florida.

In lieu of flowers or condolence cards, the family requests contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073 (904) 264-1233.

William K. Ichimura

Posted On January 7th, 2011 -

WILLIAM K. ICHIMURA

72, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 3, 2011. He was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Honolulu, and was a 17 year resident of Nevada.

William served in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired electric company superintendent.

William is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Raelene Ichimura; sister, Helen; brother, Paul, all of Honolulu; and two grandchildren.

No services scheduled.

Yaeko Fujiwara

Posted On January 6th, 2011 -

YAEKO FUJIWARA

101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at Queen’s Medical Center on December 27, 2010. She was born in Honolulu. She was predeceased by husband, Mitozo Fujiwara.

She is survived by son, Richard “Dick” H. (Betty) Fujiwara; daughters, June F. (Phillip) Brieske, Beatrice H. Sakai; brother, Norman M. Kawaguchi (Donna); sisters, Gail S. Maeda, Grace K. (Robert) Sensui; caregiver, Amy T.; 6 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

Private services were held.

MITSUGI HORIUCHI

Posted On January 6th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

MITSUGI HORIUCHI

Age 92, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away December 17, 2010 in Honolulu. Born April 12, 1918 in Waipahu, Hawaii. He was a member of Shinnyo-En Hawaii.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn H. Horiuchi; daughter, Maxine Lee; son, Glenn (Arlene) Horiuchi; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Private services were held.

CONCETTA “DITTY” PICO

Posted On January 6th, 2011 -

CONCETTA “DITTY” PICO

86, passed away on Dec. 17, 2010.

She was the widow of Tom Pico, Sr. and the mother of five children, Thomas Jr., John, Ray, Monique, and Gerald. Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, the Picos were long time residents of Windward O’ahu.

Ditty is also survived by several grand children and great-grand children, sisters Philomina Lollo and Maggie Seavy, daughters in law, Mary Zanakis, Marie Pico, Sue Pico and Debi Pico.

Services will be January 18, 2011 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel in Kaneohe.

Viewing at 11:30, Services at noon, burial to follow. Donations to YOUR favorite charity.

CLAUDIA UILANI LEE OKADA

Posted On January 6th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

CLAUDIA UILANI LEE OKADA

Age 55, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away December 25, 2010 in Aiea. Born October 11, 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to all her family.

She is survived by husband, Nathan Okada; daughters, Jenifer Thomas, Tyler Okada; mother, Merna Akana; sisters, Nani (Rodney) Botelho, Kathy (Frank) Uehara; brothers, Frank (Lisa) Akana, John Akana; 2 grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Sophie Nonomura

Posted On January 6th, 2011 -

SOPHIE NONOMURA

Sophie Nonomura died 12/11/2010.

Private funeral held.

She had a B.A. in music from a U.H. Scholarship. She worked at the airport till she retired.

Alfred Michael Masini

Posted On January 5th, 2011 -

ALFRED MICHAEL MASINI

Age 80, passed away on Monday November 29, 2010 Born in Jersey City, NJ, Television Programming Creator/Executive Producer. Founder, CEO President of TeleRep Inc.

Survived by wife: Charlyn; sister, Melba Marvinny; nieces Margo Brower Lorna Marvinny; Honda Family; Walter & Ruth Honda; Deborah Dean Dawn Dane Dara Nakagawa; Michele Edwin John Celeste Koyama; Katrina Benny Blake Gavin Mateo; and numerous friends.

Private services.

Served in the Air Force in the Korean War Veteran as a First Lieutenant Creator & Executive Producer of memorable hit shows: Entertainment Tonight, Star Search, Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, Solid Gold, 32 award-winning mini-series & numerous TV shows.

Donations may be made to WWW.ALMASINI.COM or Hawaii Community Foundation: Alfred M. Masini Fund 1164 Bishop St. Suite 800 Honolulu, HI 96813

LETITIA “LETI” RUTH BISE

Posted On January 5th, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

LETITIA “LETI” RUTH BISE

Age 49, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away December 14, 2010 in Kapolei. Born February 23, 1961 in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Active member of the Ewa Community Church. A public health nurse for 23 years in Central Oahu. A very detail-oriented person.

She is survived by husband, Kerry Bise; sons, Matthew Bise, Nicholas Bise; parents, Samuel and Joy Cabebe; brothers, Joel Cabebe, Jonathan (Pamela) Cabebe; sisters, Deborah Braceros, Kori (Stephen) Knapp; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. Sunday (January 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (January 10) at Ewa Community Church; (91-1256 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.


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