Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Raleigh Toshiichi Sakado

Posted On August 11th, 2017 -

79, of Honolulu, a retired Lt Col served 20 years in active military service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 20 years as a civilian engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division, died in Honolulu on July 15, 2017. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. Survived by wife Mabel, sisters Mildred Hirokawa and Elsie (Hagime) Fujita and several nieces and nephews. Private services held. No Koden. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Clarion Bidal

Posted On August 11th, 2017 -

Clarion "Clarence" "Larry" Bidal, 82, of Pahoa, died Aug. 1, 2017 in Hilo. Born in Opihikao, he was a retired Captain from the Hilo Airport Crash, Fire and Rescue, veteran of U.S. Marine Corps and Hawaii Army National Guard and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pepeekeo Sportsman Club, Disabled American Veterans, and Pahoa Higashi Machi Kumiai. Visitation from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church; wake service at 5 p.m. All-night vigil follows at the family residence in Pahoa. Visitation again from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No.2. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Dodo Mortuary, Inc. *

Henry S.H. In

Posted On August 11th, 2017 -

Henry S.H. In~ Beloved Husband and Father ~ 92, passed away on July 24, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 26, 1925. He served in the Naval Reserve and Army, and was in the pharmaceutical industry for over 40 years ending with SmithKlineBeecham. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Beverly; daughters Charlene, Nancy, and Shirley (John) Thompson; son, Steven (Stella); grandsons, Jeffrey (Shyla) Lee, Steven (Rosie) Satterfield; 6 great - grandchildren; sister Florence Lum; nephews and nieces. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauna Kea Chapel. Visitation from 4:30 p.m.; Service will begin at 5:30 p.m.. Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16 at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

DEBRA Y.K. WONG

Posted On August 11th, 2017 -

66 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away July 2, 2017. She was a retired Hawaiian Tel Employee and a Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Volunteer. Survived by sister Darlene. Memorial Service Friday, August 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. No Flowers.

ELSIE MITSUME MATSUKAWA

Posted On August 11th, 2017 -

ELSIE MITSUME MATSUKAWA93 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017. She was a retired Cashier with the Kaiser hospital Pharmacy. She was also very active with the Okinawan Dance Club. Preceded in death by husband Peter Matsukawa and daughter Deb Matsukawa-Cullen. Survived by sons: Wayne and Alan & Christine Matsukawa, grandchildren Sean, Dane and Alana Matsukawa, son-in-law Mike Cullen, brother, sisters, nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Aloha Attire.

Cynthia Kui Yin Chun Ching

Posted On August 11th, 2017 -

Cynthia Kui Yin Chun ChingAge 92, passed away on June 21, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa and moved to Honolulu where she married Francis P. Y. Ching (dec. 1990) and taught at Kaahumanu Elementary School. She is survived by her sisters, Jean Lee (Howard) and Marian Chuck, her children, Alan H. C. Ching (Telly), Laurie Ching Ackerman (Walter), Sharon Ching Williams (Allen), Leslie Ching Allen, and Brian F. H. B. Ching, 8 grand- children, and 5 great-grand- children. Private services will be held. The family wishes to thank those who have expressed their well wishes and shared their fond memories of the times they've spent with this very kind, gentle, and loving soul. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Alfred “Butchie” Kapiko Rosa

Posted On August 11th, 2017 -

Alfred Age 66, of Waianae, passed away in Waianae on July 18, 2917. Born in Honolulu. He is survived by his sisters, Mercy B.K. Stevens, Katherine K. Stevens and Jackie L. Cantere; brother, Reuben Chip, Frank Telles and Vincent Telles; Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Ziona Hou Church, Service 10 a.m. Burial 12 Noon at Ziona Hou Church Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: LEEWARD FUNERAL HOME

RICHARD W. ANDERSON

Posted On August 11th, 2017 -

Passed away peacefully at home 1974 Grad. of UCSB, Bachelors Degree in Science and Major in Mechanical Engineering. He had a long career with the DOD as a Supervisor Nuclear Engineering At MINSY, Retired OSHE Direc- tor at PHNSY past President of NANTS. He received highest Superior Civilian Service Award Newly-installed ELKS CHEA VP Former President and Manager of BPO Kailua Elks Lodge 2230 Survived by wife Laurel of 33 years, brother Ronald (Linda), Stepdaughter Chrystal, Grand- son Eli Loessberg. Proceeded In death by brother Robert and parents James and Ruth. Aug 13th 9:00 AM Aloha 'oe with Lanikai Canoe launches.

JUSTIN JOSEPH KELII

Posted On August 10th, 2017 -

JUSTIN JOSEPH KELIIJustin, not a day goes by without thoughts of you... No matter how hard it rains Withstand the pain... Forever in our Hearts Nan and Pop

Alice Hu Chew Yee

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

Alice Hu Chew YeeAge 81, of Kaneohe, passed away July 25, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born April 17, 1936 in Honolulu and retired as a head custodian at Ala Wai Elementary School. She was a former accountant at Mac's Market. She was a member of the Kaneohe I Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and also attended the Manoa and McCully Wards of the church. She is survived by children, Michael (Susan) Yee, Milton (Lynette) Yee, Tammy (Ricardo) Yee-Custodio and Malcolm Yee; grandchildren Gabriel and Dylan Custodio and Trevor and Taylor Yee; brother, Robert Lee; sister, Evelyn Chun. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Paul K. W. Au

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

Paul K. W. AuL K. W. AU Age 55, of Honolulu, passed away on July 22, 2017 in Stanford, CA. He was a '79 graduate of Hawaii Baptist Academy. He earned a B.A., cum laude, from Ouachita Baptist University and a J. D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He was the Division Chief for the Industrial Safety and Workers' Compensation Division for the City and County of Honolulu. He is survived by his wife Camille; son Austin; daughter Shayna; mother Mildred; sisters Sharry (Tony) Frascarelli and Wendy Andrews. He is predeceased by his father Allen. The family thanks his many friends for their kind thoughts and prayers. Visitation: 10:00 am; Services: 11:00 am on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at University Avenue Baptist Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Michael Koichi Nishida

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

88, of Aiea, passed away on July 23, 2017. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. electrical engineer. He is survived by his wife, Frances; son, Kevin; daughter, Lori; brothers, Don (Karma) and Gilbert (Pat); sisters, Violet Tanimoto and Ruby Oda. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

BARBARA D. COOPER

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

99 of Honolulu passed away peacefully on July 28, 2017. She was born in Wailuku, Maui but raised in Kaunakakai, Molokai. Most of her adult life was spent together with her husband Joe in Moraga, California where they made lifelong friends. Predeceased by husband Joseph L. Cooper. Survived by sister Sr. Damien Therese Dang, SS.CC and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services.

Ruth Satoko Murakami

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

87, of Honolulu, a retired accountant manager for First Hawaiian Credit Corp., passed away on July 17, 2017 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband, Frank; son, Marvin; daughter Cindy; sister, Olive Fujimoto; and by six grandchildren. Visitation is at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

RODGER MANNING MCCLOSKEY

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

RODGER MANNING MCCLOSKEYDecember 30, 1937 - July 11, 2017 79, passed peacefully at Islands Hospice on July 11, 2017. He retired as a Plantation Manager from Del Monte Fresh Produce, Hawaii, Inc., and was very active with the Wahiawa-Waialua Rotary Club, Wahiawa General Hospital, and the Wahiawa community for many years. Survived by wife, Linda; son Mark (Kerri), stepson David Yamaki; daughter, Merry Kay Kiyan (Brent); stepdaughters Lauren Sumida (Blake) and Lisa Yamaki; brother Kenneth McCloskey; three grandchildren, Tristan Kiyan, Zachary Kiyan, and Morgan McCloskey; one step-grandchild, Layla Nashiro, and many nieces and cousins. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel Casual attire.

Gerrit Judd Imaikalani Evensen

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

Gerrit Judd Imaikalani EvensenJoyful, loving, goofy, brilliant, caring, fully committed to making the world a better place ... these are ways many have described Gerrit Evensen, who passed away at sunset on July 28th, 2017. Gerrit, born February 16, 1989 and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii, was a beloved son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew and friend who, while taken from us far too soon, lived a full and meaningful life in the 28 years we shared with him. He was a lover of plants, people and the planet, always seeking ways to share his knowledge and passions with everyone whose lives he touched. His fascination and love of plants started on his family's property, Maka'alamihi in Kaneohe, where he developed his lifelong beliefs in integrating our gardens and landscapes with the natural world. Gerrit began his horticultural studies at Windward Community College and graduated magna cum laude from Oregon State University, but his quest for knowledge didn't stop there as he researched plants constantly and corresponded with colleagues all over the world. Gerrit's other passions included hiking, surfing, all kinds of music, and dogs. He leaves behind parents Carl and Stacy, sister Lei, an extended family and many friends. Tragically, Gerrit's girlfriend, Heather Riley, also died with Gerrit. While devastated by their loss, our families will forever remember their beautiful souls and zest for life. Please join us at a beachside celebration of Gerrit and Heather's lives on Saturday, August 12th at 8am at Kalama Beach in Kailua. We love you Gerrit and will do our best to keep your dreams alive. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Richard Masaru Yoshikawa

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

74, of Aiea, Owner/President of Leeward Electric. Inc., died in Honolulu on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He's from Honolulu, Hawaii. Survived by wife, Harriet; sons, Dean (May), Todd (Randi), Van (Maya); daughter, Renee (Paul) Pladera; 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Visitation 10a.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service at 11 am. No flowers, Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

GEORGE MEGUMU FURUUCHI

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

Age 86, of Honolulu, a retired independent Realtor Emeritus and an Insurance Agent for Island Insurance Company, passed away July 15, 2017 at the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Survived by wife of 41 years, Anne Y. Furuuchi; son, Mark S. Furuuchi; daughters, Debbie F. (Mitchell) McCall and Jan Puanani Furuuchi; two grandchildren, Andrew and Marc McCall. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

ROBERT “BOBBY” D. ILABAN

Posted On August 9th, 2017 -

59 of Kona, Hawaii. Passed away on June 12, 2017 in Pocatello, Idaho. Born in Honolulu, raised in Ewa Beach and went to James Campbell High School. Survived by Son; Robert "Bobby Boy" Ilaban, Jr., Parents; John W. and Flora F. Ilaban, Sr. Siblings; Gwendolyn Ilaban-Chaikin (Ray), John "Wesley" Ilaban, Jr. (deceased)/(Debi), Wendell Ilaban, Sr. (deceased)/ (Pamela) (deceased), Harlan Ilaban, Sr. (Barbie "Missy"), Charmayne Calderon (Conrad) and Alison Gail Ilaban. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00AM Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ewa Beach, HI. Services at 11:00AM. Casual Attire.

Ethel Tsugiko Awa

Posted On August 8th, 2017 -

92, of Honolulu passed away on June 23, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She retired from the Outrigger Hotel. Preceded in death by husband, Horace Hikaru Awa, she is survived by her son, Clayton A. (Karen); daughters, Sandra Kekina (Rodney), and Colleen Tuck (Mark); grandchildren, Lance Koyanagi, Kristen, Kelsey, Kacie Awa, and brother, Yutaka Shimasaki (Kay). Private Services were held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Hiroo Endo

Posted On August 8th, 2017 -

94, of Aiea, a WWII Army veteran with the 442nd RCT, K Co., former singer (as "Richard" Endo) with the Ayame and Sakura orchestras, and retired accountant and auditor for the Hawaii State Department of Accounting and General Services, passed away on July 13, 2017 in the VA Center for Aging. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughters, Audrey (Dr. Eugene) Lee and Elaine Endo; brother, Harry Endo; sisters, Laura Muneno and Irene (Bob) Umphress; and grandchildren, Alex, Candace and Will. Visitation is at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 10:00 a.m. No flowers and no monetary gifts. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Elsie Edith Kuulei Kihano

Posted On August 8th, 2017 -

Elsie Edith Kuulei KihanoKIHANO, Elsie, January 1, 1934 - August 2, 2017. We rejoice in celebrating the life of our beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grand- mother. Mom was an extremely kind, gentle soul - she touched so many lives throughout her 83 years of life. Elsie is survived by and will always be remembered by her daughters, Debra Palakiko (Randall deceased), Joslyn Egdamin (Leonard), Gwyneth Kihano-Samson (Mark), Dannette Yoshimura (Loren), Janine Kurosawa (Bruce), sister, Meilani McComber (Donald), 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grand- children, and numerous nieces and nephews. Elsie is predeceased by her sister, Winola Isaacs (Leland "Atta" deceased), brothers, Joseph Kauwale (Margie), Harold Mokiao (Leinaala) and John Kamoku (Mary Jane). A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 12, 9:00 am visitation, 10:30 am service at the Waipahu United Church of Christ. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Audrey K Bartholomew

Posted On August 7th, 2017 -

Audrey K. Bartholomew, 86, of Nanakuli, died on June 25, 2017. Preceeded by: Husband: Daniel K. Bartholomew; Daughter: Brunhill Ilima Kahapea; Hanai Son: Kenneth P. Swift. Survived by: Daughter: Danielle A. Niihau; Son-in-laws: Sylvester Kalei Kahapea; Frank Niihau, Jr.; Grandaughter's: Audrey Lauvao (Sa'e); Ilima Booker (Tony); Kaeha Rosa (Kimo); Grandson's: Sylvester "Son-Son" Kahapea (Lani); Daniel Kaniela Kahapea; Palani Niihau; & 15 great-grand- children. Sister: Puanani Featheran. Visitation & Service: 8/12/17 from 9am-1pm at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, in Nanakuli. 89-235 Pua Ave. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Nancy Tokiko Iwaki, “Turkie”

Posted On August 7th, 2017 -

Nancy Tokiko Iwaki, NANCY TOKIKO IWAKI, TURKIE Passed away on July 10 2017. Nancy retired from Kalihi Union Church as a Preschool Aide. She is survived by Son Cory Iwaki, Daughter Carrie Murata, Granddaughter Caran Murata, Sister Edith Harue Nakatsu. Services will be held at Kalihi Union Church on Thursday August 10 2017. Visitation at 5:00PM, Service at 6:00PM. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Rene W Marama

Posted On August 7th, 2017 -

Rene W MaramaAge 60 of Willow City, was born on March 06, 1957 in Papeete, Tahiti. Rene grew up in the beautiful tropical islands of French Polynesia and served in the French military before graduating from Lycee Technical College. He then served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tahiti during 1978-1980. Rene subsequently graduated from Brigham Young University Hawaii with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Rene was on the island of Oahu when he met Penny Griffin at a bus stop. They have since been married for 28 happy years. Penny and Rene raised their four lovely children in Hawaii before moving to North Dakota 4 years ago. Rene loved the great outdoors with his family - deep sea fishing on his boat Eeke, free diving, surfing, snowboarding, camping, golfing and fishing. He was a free spirit, and loved riding his motorcycle and rebuilding vintage bikes with his sons. Rene was giving, kind and humorous. He was optimistic, hopeful, and ever helpful. He was a doting father, grandfather, and a loving husband. Rene was generous with his time, spending it with family, church, and friends. He had the reputation of being an extremely diligent worker. Rene will be remembered by all who knew him as a fine person of good character and high integrity; and as a man who willingly spent his time in the service of others. Rene is survived by his wife Penny, his daughters Natasha and Nathalie, and his sons Ezra and Nathaniel. A more recent blessing was his grand-daughter Alexandra. Rene is also survived by his brother Gustave Wong of France, his sister Lauette Gorias of Tahiti and his aunt Nathalie and her husband Guy Rochet. Rene passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Williston, ND. He was taken from us suddenly and will be missed by all those whose lives he has touched. Rene's memorial service will be held at 3:00pm Saturday, August 5th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (202 Second St Rugby, ND 58368). A Celebration of Life service will follow at a later date. Online condolences may be offered to the family at ReneMaramaFamily@gmail.com

Watson W Goldsmith

Posted On August 6th, 2017 -

88, of Kaneohe, died at home on 9 June 2017. Watson, aka "Goldie", was born in Milford, CT 22 June 1929 to Gordon Astor and Doris (Williams) Goldsmith. They preceded him in death, as did his wife Fredericka "Freddie" (Hoddick) Goldsmith. He is survived by: daughter SaraKatherine Goldsmith (Victor Morgan); son Gordon H Goldsmith (Louise Tanswell); grandchildren Benjamin G Morgan and Hunter Kailani & Alexander P Goldsmith. Celebration of Life 4:30 p.m. today, Sunday, 6 August 2017 at Kaneohe Yacht Club.

MARIA IBANA CRISOSTOMO

Posted On August 6th, 2017 -

Age 94 of Waipahu passed away on June 30, 2017. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte on July 26, 1922. Predeceased by husband Remigio Crisostomo. Survived by daughters Fe (Romeo) Cantorna, Lydia (Walter) Leonard, Rose Amy (Elton) Inouye, Sons Rudy (Nelzi) Crisostomo and Roland (Melissa) Crisostomo. 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grand- children. Visitation on Monday, Aug 14, 5:30-9:00pm. Service starts 6:30pm at Mililani Mortuary- Mauka Chapel. Tuesday, Aug 15, Visitation 9:30-10:45am followed by Mass 11am-12pm at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula Street, Waipahu HI 96797. Burial to follow at 12:30pm-Mililani Memorial Park.

Michael Thomas Young

Posted On August 6th, 2017 -

Michael Thomas YoungIt is with heavy hearts that we share, Mike Young, age 68 entered eternal rest on July 19, 2017 with his family by his side in Chino Hills, CA. Mike was born on January 23, 1949 in Chelsea, MA. He is preceded in death by parents Robert & Florence Young and sister Kathleen. He is survived by wife Sheila, and children Eric, David & Colleen, and brother Robert Young (Maui, HI) and 8 grandchildren. Mike graduated in 1967 from Radford High and was enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1971 aboard the USS Goldsborough DDG20 & USS Fletcher DD445. Mike resided in San Diego from 73-88 & Chino Hills from 88-2017. Mike retired in 2003 and enjoyed baseball & spending time with his family. His patriotism and passion of motorcycle riding led him to become involved with SoCal PGR, Harley Owners Group, American Legion & ABATE. Services will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday, August 11 at 2:30pm.

Takeo Oshiro

Posted On August 6th, 2017 -

TAKEO OSHIRO 86, of Pearl City, retired Carpenter, Hawaii Carpenter's Union member and Civil Service worker, passed away on June 26, 2017. Born in Waipahu. He is survived by his wife Harue; sons Glen (Iris), Gary (Kaoruko), Alan; daughters Linda (Ryan) Takahashi, Laurie Tsuneda; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children; brothers Mitsuo (Sumiko), Yoshio (Edythe); sisters Lillian, Eileen Ono. Visitation: 5:30pm; Service: 6:30pm on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Aloha Attire, No Flowers.

Lawrence Frank Santos, Sr.

Posted On August 6th, 2017 -

Lawrence Frank Santos, Sr.Age 84, of Kailua, peacefully passed away on July 19, 2017 at Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu and was a retired District Manager for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin's Circulation Department. He was a loving husband of 59 years. Survived by wife, Eloise "Janet"; sons, Lawrence, Jr. (Arleen), Lance and Lionel; daughter, Loreen (Willis) Peahi; 11 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. Visitation from 10:00-10:45 a.m., Wednesday, 8/16/2017, at St. John Vianney Church-Kailua. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

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