Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

RONALD K. GUSHIKEN

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 88, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on November 2, 2016 in Honolulu. Born November 9, 1927 in Kohala, HI. A retired Hawaiian Telephone coordinator. He is survived by wife, Evelyn Gushiken; daughters, Rona (Leighton) Lum, Wendy Gushiken, Barbara (Edwin) Guieb; 2 grandchildren; siblings, Ellen Uehara, Nancy Moromisato, Henry Gushiken. Private services held.

Harumi Sato

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

88, of Honolulu, passed away on November 21, 2016 at Nuuanu Hale. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, she was a retired secretary for Sears Roebuck. She is survived by daughter, Lori H. Sato; brothers, Richard (Liz) and Tadashi (Ruth) Nakashima; sisters, Pearl Furukawa, Lillian Miki and Hatsue (Charles) Kamimura. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Takeyomi Ogawa “Lefty”

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

TAKEYOMI OGAWA LEFTY 94, of Waipahu, passed away on October 17, 2016, in Wahiawa. Born in Papaaloa-North Hilo, he was a retired U.S. Government carpenter at Fort Shafter and a member of the 442nd RCT. Preceded in death by his wife, Natsue "Charlotte", he is survived by his daughters, Shanon (Hugh) Casey and Susan (Robert) Araki; grand- children, Tanner and Patrick- Michael Casey; Zoey, Zarina and Zara Araki; sisters, Agnes Suyama, Carrie (Mitsugi "Paul") Fuse and Beatrice Kaneshiro. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

Jewel McDonald

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Jewel  McDonaldJewel McDonald, 70, of Honolulu, died November 28, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born on January 15, 1946 in Jackson, Mississipi. Survived by 7 Children, 17 Grandchildren, and 8 Great-Grandchildren. Visitation 12:00 p.m. on Friday, 12/16/2016 at Trinity Baptist Church (3950 Payne Circle) service 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Woolsey Mortuary Services

DWIGHT AKITA

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Dwight Akita of Kalaheo, Hawai'i passed away at the age of 72 on November 27, 2016 at home. Born on August 3, 1944 in Waimea, he was an U.S. Army Veteran and fire-man. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Akita; sons, Dwight (Lisa) Akita of Kalaheo, Kimo (Karen) Akita of Kalaheo, Kevin (Julie) Akita of Kalaheo; eight grandchildren, Sandra, Karlee, Seth, Kash, Hunter, Keoni, Teivyn, and Taeley; brothers, Dean (Youngie) Akita of California, Dana (Marjorie) Akita of Lawai, and Darick (Maxine) Akita of Kekaha; sister, Adelaide (Ray) Emura of Kekaha; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kekaha on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Stanley S. Nakakura

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Stanley S. Nakakura78, of Honolulu, became a citizen of Heaven on Nov. 21, 2016. He is survived by wife Jean, son Leland (Jeri), daughter Shari (Barclay) and grandchildren Noah, Jayci and Tiara. He was a construction superintendent. One-of-a-kind, he was a good man with a great heart and a generous spirit, blessing others with his homemade takuan, pickled mango and deep-fried tako. Visitation 4:30 p.m., Celebration of Life Service 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

BETTY DARLENE KANAHA

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

AGE 89, entered Heaven's gate on November 22, 2016. Born October 31, 1927 in Sacramento, Calif. Betty survived by husband, Hubert; sons, Dennis (Naomi), Gene (Oriette), John (Lana) daughter, Patricia; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Grave side services will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park (Garden of Hope, wall 5), on Saturday, December 17th, at 2:00 p.m.

Dora Sam Keow Chun Kong

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

97, of Kaimuki, passed away on November 14, 2016. She was born in Kaneohe, Hawaii and is survived by her daughter Mickey C.Y.L. Leong and grand- children Chaz Leong and Breann Leong. Services to be held at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2016, Visitation 9AM; Service 10AM. Private burial. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

KIPI MCMOORE

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 98, of Waianae, HI, passed away Nov. 29, 2016 in Waianae. He was born Mar. 18, 1918 in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by sons, Raymond (Sese) McMoore, Kipi (Judy) McMoore Jr., Fatakipi McMoore, Vika (Salina) McMoore; daughters, Apu (Lologo) Masaniai, Mary Rhind Allan, Diana "Faamafu" (Lonetona) Seiuli; 24 grand- children and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m., Friday (Dec. 16) at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

WELDON K HO’OPAI

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

53, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed December 2, 2016. Born in Waianae, he is survived by his wife Sharmane; children Daniel, Wendy, and Bryson; grandchild Dayton; siblings Michael, Michelle, Tuulima, Patterson, and Salina. Service to be held December 17, 2016 at Maili Beach 11am - Sundown. For any further information, contact Sharmane at 808-439-7721. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Margaret “Marti” L. McGurk

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Margaret AGE 65, OF HONOLULU, HAWAII passed away on November 22, 2016. She was born, and spent her childhood, in Montana. Marti graduated from Bellevue High School in Washington, and the University of Washington, with a degree in English Education and a minor in history. After college, she moved to Honolulu where she met and married her husband of 40 years, Robert "Bob" E. McGurk. They have two children, Mathew "Matt" R. McGurk and Meghan D. McGurk. Marti loved intellectual pursuits and shared that love through her work with the Hawaii State Department of Education. She taught English at Castle High School for most of her 37-year career, but also worked as a vice principal, resource teacher, and data coach. Marti was passionate about teaching writing, and served as a co-director and a board member of the Hawaii Writing Project. An avid learner, she obtained her Masters of Business Administration from UH Manoa in 1991. She enjoyed reading, attending book club, walking, swimming, and vacationing at her beloved family cabin in Montana. She will be remembered for her quick wit, intellect, writing talent, work ethic, athletic abilities, and her strong love of family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Matt; daughter-in-law, Allison; daughter, Meghan; grand-daughter, Kyla; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Deanna Isbister, and Kevin and Andy Isbister; her sisters and brother-in-law, Debby and Don Morgan, and Kim Ferraro; her mother-in-law, Josephine McGurk, brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Christine McGurk; and nieces and nephews, Michael, Brenna, Caitlin, Casey, Sarah, Adam, Kate, Kari, and James Logan, as well as many friends. Marti was very loved and will be missed tremendously. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4 pm at the Kalama Beach Club in Kailua. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Hawaii or the UH Foundation for the Hawaii Writing Project would be appreciated. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

NANCY TAKAKO ROSSITER

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 80, of Mililani, HI, passed away Dec. 6, 2016 in Kailua, HI. She was born July 12, 1936 in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Robert Rossiter; sons, Sean Rossiter, Terry Rossiter; brother, Roy Shimabukuro; sisters, Kay Oshiro, Doris Nakagawa, and Bette Gushiken. Private services held.

Thomas O Reed

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

79, of Pearl City, died November 29, 2016. Burial: 1PM on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

JOURDEN DION YADAO LAMUG

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 26, of Kapolei, HI, passed away on November 9, 2016 in Honolulu. Born August 24, 1990 in Honolulu, HI. An active member of No Slack Shorecaster Club. He is survived by father, Renald D. Lamug; step-mom, Frelie Joy Lamug; mother, Edralyn Guzman Yadao; brothers, Justin Yadao, Jansen Lamug, Josiah Rae Lamug; paternal grand- father, Severo Lamug; maternal grandfather, Crispulo Yadao. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday (Dec. 16) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 17) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Ah Choy Lee

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Ah Choy LeeAh Choy Lee, 98, passed peacefully Nov. 24, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. A celebration of life will be held 6 pm, Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard Chapel. Burial service, Mon., Dec. 19, 3 pm, Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Born Feb. 17, 1918, Kalapana, Territory of Hawai'i, to Kam Lee and Wong Seu Lee, Ah Choy is survived by his wife of 32 years, Evelyn Chun Lee daughter, Deborah (Thomas J.) Payne of Hillsborough, CA, and son, Jeffrey Lee of Kaneohe, HI. He has several nieces and nephews. An avid gardener, Ah Choy shared bountiful harvests. He found joy in doing for others. May God always keep Ah Choy Lee in His love. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

JOHN D. CANON

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 102, of Waialua, HI, passed away November 16, 2016 in Waialua. Born December 26, 1913 in Waiakea, HI. Retired from Schofield Barracks as a heavy equipment operator after 36 years of service. He was preceded in death by children, Rubi Cubi, Greta Canon, Dennis Canon, Reynaldo Canon and Ronald Canon. Survived by wife, Donna Jo A. Pelekai-Canon; son, Roy Kalaualii (Diane) Canon; step-son, Michael Pelekai; brother, George (Izora) Canon; 17 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 46 great- great-grandchildren; 3 great- great-great-grandchildren; extended family, The Waiwaiole family. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 16) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ANDREA “ANA” H. McGURN HARDIN

Posted On December 10th, 2016 -

Andrea died November 15, 2016 at home in Oakland, Oregon at the age of 54. She was born in Honolulu and was retired from Harte Hanks in California. She is survived by her husband, Wayne "Geno" Hardin; son, Kahner Aloha Kaanaana Hardin; father, Andrew McGum, Sr.; sister, Lee "Nani" (Danny) McGum/Asato; and brother, Andrew (Jennifer) McGum, Jr. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 17 at Diamond Head Mortuary. lnurnment to follow.

ROBERT N. SPENCER

Posted On December 10th, 2016 -

Age 84, of Kapolei, HI, passed away November 9, 2016 in Honolulu. Born December 22, 1931 in Honolulu, HI. He was retired from the Federal Government, and a youth coach for various sports. He is survived by wife, Margaret Spencer; sons, Abraham (Jeanette) Spencer, Theo (Kathleen) Spencer, Teodoro (Kerry) Spencer; daughters, Margie Maxilom, Tanya (George) Ahsing; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 14) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

FIDELINA “PEGGY” S. JIMENEZ

Posted On December 10th, 2016 -

Age 88, of Aiea, HI, passed away November 13, 2016 in Aiea. Born April 11, 1928 in Waipahu. She is survived by sons, Stanford "Akus" (Elizabeth) Jimenez, David (Roberta) Jimenez; daughters, Yolanda "Hattie" (Leo) Palisbo, Christine "Tootsie" (Tony) Ceno, Sharlene "Nicky" (Michael) Samson, Jocelyn "Josie" Empron, Joylene "JoJo" (Jan) Muranaka, Darlene (Leo) Cortez; sisters, Helen Camello, Hilda Tibayan; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grand- children; 6 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 14) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Loy Fook Leu

Posted On December 9th, 2016 -

97 of Kaneohe, passed away on November 21. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii and was a retired vice principal. He was an active member of Kaneohe Aikido Club, the Oahu Retired Teachers Association, US-China Peoples Friendship Association- Honolulu Chapter and Tsung Tsin Association. He is survived by his spouse of 62 years. Lenora and two sons, Gilbert and Brian. Services at Hawaiian Memorial Park on December 13. Visitation 9-10. Services 10:00. Aloha Attire.

Jane Sueme Ifuku

Posted On December 9th, 2016 -

96, of Honolulu passed away on November 25, 2016 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii and resided many years in Kapahulu. She babysat and worked at Sears Roebuck as a gift wrapper and assistant cook. She is survived by 3 sons, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Private services to be held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Marylou Kinoshita

Posted On December 9th, 2016 -

56, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away October 28, 2016. She is survived by husband Edmund Kinoshita; daughter Megan Kinoshita; brothers Fred Pedro Jr., Keith Pedro; sisters, Laurie Fonseca, and Lisa Nishioka. Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel on December 16, 2016. Visitation 5PM; Service 6PM. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

CALIUPE CARSON AMANCIO

Posted On December 9th, 2016 -

Age 96, of Waipahu, HI, passed away Nov. 2, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born Apr. 9, 1920 in Hana, Maui, HI. He is survived by son, Gregory Amancio; daughters, Ruth Amancio, Judith (Butch) Mathias, Rachel (Jim) Phillips; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Dec. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Vernon H.Q. Tam

Posted On December 9th, 2016 -

Vernon H.Q. Tam69, of Honolulu, passed away on November 29, 2016. He was a retired Librarian. He is survived by wife Ping Xu; daughters Melissa Loy and Shuo Zhao; grand-daughters Jennessa and Jessilyn; mother Violet; brothers Allyn, Wesley and sister Audrey. Services to be held December 13, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel, Visitation 10:30 AM, Service 11:30 AM. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 2:15 PM. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Eleanor Hirota Stein

Posted On December 8th, 2016 -

Eleanor Hirota SteinBorn Lihue, Kauai 1925; passed in California, November 4, 2016. Married to John Rezin Stein. Loving mother to Douglas Brum*Deceased (Janice), Harold Brum (Anna), Veronica Dawn Musgrove, Sandretta Musgrove Wendt (Dean), Johnee Linda Stein Miller (David) and James Walter Stein*Deceased (Benny Mae Kahue). Loving brother to Paul Hirota (Joyce), Alex Hirota* Deceased (Olivia *Deceased), Lillian Hirota Iida* Deceased (Michael* Deceased), and Jane Hirota Look (Casey Look* Deceased) 10 Grand Children, 17 Great Grandchildren and Nieces and Nephews. She was and is loved by her family, she will surely be missed. We miss you every day mom. Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City on Dec 9 at 11am and interment at Punchbowl Cemetery at 3pm.

LOIS LEONA KALEIMOMI REES

Posted On December 8th, 2016 -

Age 48, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on November 8, 2016 in Honolulu. Born April 9, 1968 in Honolulu. She was a Sunday school teacher, program director and part of the choir at Jesus Coming Soon church. She is survived by husband, Rani Rees; sons, Caleb Rees, Denver Rees; daughters, Trudy Rees, Tylor Rees; parents, Robert & Lois Carter, Sr.; brothers, Rollin Carter, Titus Carter; sister, Rose Carter. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (Dec.12) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Lei’ataualesa Vaiao J. Ala’ilima

Posted On December 8th, 2016 -

Passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in Pago Pago, American Samoa on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Born November 29, 1921 in Gataivai, Samoa, Vaiao served in the USMC and attended Lahainaluna HS. He went on to receive a Bachelor's degree McPherson College in Kansas (1950) and a Master's degree American University in Washington, DC (1952) where he met and married his beloved lifelong partner, Dr. Fay Gilkey Calkins (deceased 2010). Vaiao returned to American Samoa to serve as Personnel Director for the American Samoa Government and established a 300-acre plantation in Samoa. In 1962 became the first Public Service Commissioner of the newly independent state. In 1964, Vaiao and Fay moved to Honolulu as East West Center research fellows. Vaiao served as Co-Chairman, State Council on Samoan Heritage and as a Samoan Methodist lay preacher. He served as a Community Organization Specialist and an instructor at the Honolulu Community College. He also served as an Adult Correction Officer and Counselor for the State of Hawaii before retiring to Samoa in 1986. Elected to Parliament in 1988, his ministerial portfolio included Public Works; Justice, Labor and Public Service; Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister before retiring from politics in 1996 to complete research on "Our Ancestors." and pre-European Samoan chiefdoms. At his passing, Vaiao held four prominent high chief titles: Amituana'i, Leiataualesa, and Fuimaono. He is survived by 7 children, 22, grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Kahala at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

CHARLES KENJI KAWAKAMI

Posted On December 8th, 2016 -

CHARLES KENJI KAWAKAMICharles Kenji Kawakami of Lihue, Hawai'i passed away at the age of 75 on December 3, 2016 at his residence. Born on October 22, 1941, in Waimea, Kaua'i, he was the President of Big Save and Menehune Food Mart Inc., a Veteran of the U.S. Army, and a former UH Regent and Chairman of the Hawai'i Food Industry Association. He is preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Kashima Kawakami; father, H. S. Kawakami; mother, Tomo Nogami; brothers, George Kawakami, Edward Kawakami, and Former Speaker of the State House of Representatives Richard Kawakami; and sister, Ellen Kawakami. Charles is survived by his sons, Craig (Renee) Kawakami of Kaua'i, Douglas Kawakami of Kaua'i, and Derek (Monica) Kawakami of Kaua'i; dogs, Renoir and Bonchance; grand- children, Chanel, Mari, Chase, Christopher, and Hailee Kawakami; great-grandchild, Niko Kawakami-Frias; sisters, Gertrude Toma, and Edith Tan; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of His Life will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Lihue Christian Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with services to follow. Aloha attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Eileen Hatsune Fukumoto

Posted On December 7th, 2016 -

88, of Honolulu, passed away on December 3, 2016. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she was a retired assistant funeral director for Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc. Preceded in death by her husband, Kuniichi and daughter, Claire Kaneshiro, she is survived by her son, Keith (Kathy) Fukumoto; grandchildren, Kalvin Fukumoto, Valerie (Emerson Cascayan) Kaneshiro, Jennifer Simpson and Kimberly (Joshua) Pullins; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Ted (Jane), Edward (Jean) and George (Agnes) Uemura; sisters, Madeline Tanaka and Ellen Tanioka. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

EDITH M. HASEGAWA

Posted On December 7th, 2016 -

Age 75, of Pearl City, HI, passed away on November 17, 2016 in Aiea. Born November 18, 1940 in Puunene, HI. She was employed by the Law Office of Matsuo & Glen Takabuki. She is survived by husband, Richard Hasegawa; son, Wade Hasegawa; daughters, Shari Hasegawa, Kelsie (Darren) Saiki; brother, Michael Kamada; sisters, Erma (Ronald) Soma, Janis (Colin) Hiranaga, Lois Kamada, Jessica Burns; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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