Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DEAN FOSTER

Posted On November 12th, 2017 -

DEAN  FOSTERDean Barker Foster was born in British Columbia on November 13 1936. Dean spent his early years in Vancouver, Canada, although he later became an American Citizen. He was a successful business man who traveled across the United States starting in the 1970s for his firm Black Forest Imports. He lived then in Hollywood, and later was, for a time, the Mayor of Running Springs, California. He retired in 2006. He loved Hawaii, having moved here in 1985, and made Honolulu his lasting home. Although he had traveled the world, he often said "Hawaii is where my heart is." In recent years, he had been a member of Sukyo Mahikari, the Spiritual Practice of the Art of True Light. He passed away at home in Kalihi on the morning of September 13, 2017. We love and miss you Dean!

David Cameron

Posted On November 12th, 2017 -

Cameron, David "Stubby", 59, passed away October 30th. Stub grew up in Tampa, Florida, but Hawaii was his home since 1982. Stubby is survived by his brothers, Chuck and his wife Debbie, Kevin and his wife Linda, and sister, Gayle; nephews and nieces, Mandi, Christopher, Matthew and Victoria; and great- nephews Christian and Jayden; and his extended Hawaiian family of many true friends. There will be a blessing and paddle out on November 18th at 1030am from Kai'mana beach followed by a celebration of his life at 1230pm at the Elks Lodge 616, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Aloha attire requested. RSVPKCameron@clvalue.com Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

REGINALD Y. KAMIHARA

Posted On November 12th, 2017 -

REGINALD Y. KAMIHARANovember 9, 1942 -November 1, 2017 Reginald Y. Kamihara, 74, joined the Lord on November 1, 2017 peacefully in the loving presence of his family. He is survived by his wife, Sheena; daughter, Nicole Yasuda; son-in-law, Matthew Yasuda; brothers, Franklin and Richard; sister, Joan Oda. Retired from Servco Toyota where he served for 28 years, Reggie, also known as "Porge", spent his time cooking, raising and showing Shiba Inus, watching K-dramas, and traveling to Las Vegas. He will always be remembered for his strength, confidence, and the amazing hard work he did for his family. Services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Christ United Methodist Church. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Florence L. K. Kong Kee

Posted On November 12th, 2017 -

Florence L. K. Kong KeeFlorence Lois Keohokamanu Kong Kee passed away on October 7, 2017, at the age of 55. Flo will be lovingly remembered by her parents John and Lei Kong Kee, siblings Mary Kapanui, Theresa (Marshall) Kong Kee Luke, John Jr. (deceased), William, Sam (Candy), nephews Kolomona (Summer) Kapanui, Kamuela (Hoku) Kapanui, nieces Faith, Sage, grandnephews and grandniece. Growing up in Honolulu, Flo attended St. Patrick School and was a 1980 Punahou graduate. For many years she worked in the tourism and service industry sharing Hawaii's culture and Aloha spirit. Inspired by the late U.S. Representative Patsy Mink, Flo was dedicated to making a difference in people's lives at the policy and government level. Her talent for bringing people together led Flo to work for HSTA, the Democratic Party and UPW. At UPW Flo became a strong voice for Hawaii's working class. Her life's work and passion to improve the lives of the members and their families reached far across the state and nation. Flo served her faith community as a founding member of the St. Augustine Gala Dinner. She helped to raise awareness and funds for the museum honoring Hawaii's local Saints Damien and Marianne. Flo's life was full and large just like her love for her ohana, friends and Hawaii. She'll be fondly remembered for sharing the Aloha spirit through her heartfelt conversations, ono cooking and willingness to kokua. A Celebration of Flo's Life will be held at St. Augustine by-the-sea Catholic Church, 130 Ohua Ave in Waikiki on Saturday, November 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 12:00 p.m. Carpooling is highly recommended. Complimentary valet service will be available on Ohua Street with limited parking spaces. Public parking can also be found on nearby streets, the Zoo and Waikiki Shell. Leis and flowers are welcomed. Aloha Attire. Inurnment Services will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Hillcrest Garden Section, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe on Monday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m.

Maria “Mitzi” Yamada

Posted On November 12th, 2017 -

87, of Kane'ohe, passed away at home surrounded by family. She was born in Scharding Austria on April 6, 1930. Maria was preceded in death & now reunited with her husband George, and is survived by children: Antoinette (Bob) Farmer, Arlene (Dennis) Nakamoto, Ursel (Kalei) Naka'ahiki, George (Jeri) Yamada Jr. and grandchildren: Dale, Carrie, Kit & Kyle Farmer, Kela Kalaiwa'a & Chris Mitobe, and Arielle & Skyler Yamada. Her posterity also continues on with 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, with services at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Yuriko Yoshiyama

Posted On November 12th, 2017 -

Yuriko YoshiyamaFebruary 27, 1932 - October 13, 2017 Yuriko Yoshiyama, 85, of Honolulu, passed away on October 13, 2017. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunty and friend. Yuriko grew up in Waipahu, and as a teenager worked beside her mother in the plantation fields. After graduating from Waipahu High School in 1950, she worked at Arakawa General Store, then later as a teller at Bank of Hawaii. She married her husband Albert on August 11, 1962, and took on her most challenging job - raising her three children, Colin, Jon, and Kathleen. Yuriko was a member of Manoa Valley Church and enjoyed water exercise, shopping, and talking story over 4+ hour lunches with family and friends. She always had a smile, hug and words of encouragement for everyone she knew, and always had food on hand to whoever visited the house. She had the gift of conversation and made everyone she met feel comfortable and at ease. She will be remembered for her positive, cheery attitude, caring heart, and strong faith in God. Yuriko's greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren, Luke, Jadynn, Ally, Brooke, Hope, Leina and Casey. She will forever be their guardian angel. Yuriko is predeceased by her parents Kama and Haruko Tsuhako, brother Shige (Betty) Tsuhako, sister Mie (David) Takenaka, and brother Ronald Tsuhako. Yuriko is survived by her husband of 55 years, Albert; children Colin (Chris), Jon (Carol) and Kathleen (Kerstan) Wong; brother Keiji (Amy) Tsuhako, sister Sharlene "Teru" (Michio) Shishido, brother Dennis Tsuhako, sister Helen Tsuhako, brother Ernie (Jeanne Fujioka) Tsuhako and sister-in-law Vicki Tsuhako; 7 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Manoa Valley Church, with services to follow at 10:00am. Family requests casual attire. No flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

GLADYS KIYOKO YOKOO

Posted On November 11th, 2017 -

GLADYS KIYOKO YOKOOGladys Kiyoko Yokoo of Mililani passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the age of 69. She was a graduate of McKinley High School in 1965, gave birth to and raised four children, and later worked as a clerical worker at Waiawa Correctional Facility for 25 years. She was a lover of many things, but none more than the people in her life. Truly she was the happiest when with her family, friends and loved ones. We will miss your kind heart, sweet voice, and your loving presence. Gladys is survived by her daughter: Fern Davidson; sons: Cary, Chad, and Ryan Yokoo; and sisters: Ruth Migita and Nora Furuno.

Oren S. Yasutomi

Posted On November 11th, 2017 -

67, of Pukalani, Maui passed away on October 14, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He was a retired computer programmer with Maui Land and Pineapple Co. and VIP Foodservice. He is survived by his daughter, Angela, sisters Amy Kato, Sylvia (William) Gushi, and Nora (Gene) Tsuji. Services are pending for January 2018. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Helen Yasuko Maeda

Posted On November 11th, 2017 -

88, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017 in Pearl City. She is survived by daughter, Kary Takemoto (Harry); 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation 12 noon Service 1:00pm. on Sunday November 19, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Private Inurnment. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Sarah Kealoha Duarte

Posted On November 11th, 2017 -

Sarah Kealoha Duarte, 77, of Kaneohe passed away November 2, 2017 in Kaneohe. She was born February 29, 1940 in Honolulu. She is survived by Husband George J. Duarte. Sons: Allen (Corinne), Edmund, Everett (Pam) Arquero, Michael (Susie) and Mark (Diane) Duarte. Daughters: Yvonne (Toru) Mitake, Sonnett (Ivan) Francisco, Debra (Mike) Shoffit. Mother: Sarah Cordeiro. Brothers: Abraham Konaaihele, Bert Cordeiro. Sister: Yvonne Hanson. Grandchildren: 16. Great Grandchildren: 16. Services will be held Saturday November 18th, 2017 at the Duarte Residence at 45-540 Liula St, Kaneohe. Visitation: 9:00am-11:00am; Services 11:00 am-12:00pm. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Yvonne K. Obed

Posted On November 10th, 2017 -

Age 72, passed away in Kaneohe. She was born April 4, 1945 in Honolulu, and was a former supervisor at Pioneer Inn Lahaina and Cafe Pesto in Kawaihae. Survived by son, Paul (Helen) Makuakane; daughters, Arnolette (Paul) Kahele, Kalei (Henry) Lagaret, Loriann (Scott) Wallace, Noelani Makuakane; father, Ross Nacua; brother, McGuire (Lorna) Kahaialii; sister, Nette (Glenn) Makua; 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00-10:00 a.m. Friday, 11/17/2017, at the Kaneohe Waikalua Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Service 10:00 a.m. with reception to follow. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Punchbowl Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Leila Mew Jan Tom Sun

Posted On November 10th, 2017 -

Leila Mew Jan Tom SunIn the words of Dr. R. Hagino M.D. "I Wish No Funeral Services, For I AM On My Next Journey. I Arrive Quietly & I Depart Quietly. To My Family, Friends, & Colleagues, I Wish You Well. I Would Wish To Be Thought of as A Good Woman. I am MOST Proud of My Children, Grandchildren, & Great Grandchild Whom I LOVE DEARLY & Who Are Contributing Members of Our Community. I Thank My Beloved Family For Acceding To MY Funeral WISHES" -ALOHA, TOOTS Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Barbara T. Kamiyama

Posted On November 10th, 2017 -

79, of Honolulu passed away on October 24, 2017 in Kaimuki. She was born in Honolulu. She was a retired Elementary School Teacher for the Department of Education for 27 years. She is survived by daughters Tammy and Colleen, and son Nathan. Visitation 5:00 pm on Friday November 17, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services to be held at 6:00 pm. Inurnment on November 18, 2017 at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 9:00 am. No flowers. Casual Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

GERTRUDE EN LAN CHING

Posted On November 10th, 2017 -

90 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on October 18, 2017. She was a retired Laboratory Technician from Straub Clinic and Hospital and an avid Golfer. Survived by Alfred Y.T. (Kiyo) Ching, 7 nieces and nephews. Graveside services on November 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

KERENCE WADE AH YOU

Posted On November 10th, 2017 -

57, born December 29, 1959 in Honolulu, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2017. Preceded in death by Mother Frances Costa Ayres and Father Kenneth Ah You. Survived by 2 sons, Kerence Kalani Ah You Jr (Chassidy), Micah Ah You. 2 grandsons, Chaseton and Xyrn. Sisters, Christine Ah You and Roxanne (Mark) Perreira. Brothers, Kevin Ah You and Brian Ah You. 4 nieces, 2 nephews. Private: Scattering of Flowers to be held on November 18, 2017. Celebration of Life to follow at 3pm at 45-432 Meakaua St. Kaneohe, HI 96744.

Darren S.P. Chun

Posted On November 10th, 2017 -

50, of Honolulu, died on October 1, 2017. Survived by mother, Wendy, and brothers Kevin and Marc. Worked at Finance Factors. Club, High School and Collegiate Volleyball Referee. Member and Officer of See Dai Doo. Visitation 2:30 p.m.; Service 4:00 p.m. on Saturday November 11, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

PAYNE, BROTHER THOMAS A., SM, (MARIANIST)

Posted On November 9th, 2017 -

PAYNE, BROTHER THOMAS A., SM, (MARIANIST)Payne, Brother Thomas A., SM, (Marianist) born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 3, 1945. Died at the age of 72 in Cupertino, CA on November 3, 2017. Son of the late Arthur and Martha (Steimberg) Payne. First profession of vows on August 22, 1964, final profession on August 24, 1969. Brother Tom served as the chaplain for the Cincinnati, Ohio, Police Department; Beavercreek, Ohio Fire Department; and the Memphis, Tennessee Prison System. An accomplished facility manager, Brother Tom served in that capacity at Memphis Catholic High School in Tennessee, Mount Saint John, Dayton OH; The Marianist Province USA, St. Louis MO; Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Region of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Vigil Service: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm at the Marianist Community in Cupertino, CA. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Marianist Community in Cupertino, CA. followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos, CA. Memorials may be made to The Marianist Province USA; 4425 W Pine Blvd; St. Louis, MO. 63108-2301.

Patricia “Patty” Ann (Silva Mattos) Shimabuku

Posted On November 8th, 2017 -

73, of Makakilo, passed away on October 7, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband Benedict "Tsune" Shimabuku; Her children; Dominic (Celine) Mattos, Ramona (Kini) Bishop, Robert (Belinda) Mattos and Heath (Denise) Mattos. 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; Sisters; Lorraine (Raymond) Batalona, Norma Jean Mattos, Bernie Chamizo and Theresa (Kenny) Isham; Brothers; Manuel (Janet) Mattos, Jr., Bobby (Sun) Mattos and Stanley Mattos. Preceded in death by brother Herbert Arnold. Services will be held on Monday, November 13th, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Makakilo at 9:30 a.m.. ~ Lunch to follow ~

EARL EMEI TERUYA

Posted On November 8th, 2017 -

93 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on October 16, 2017 at home. He was a retired Fire Captain with the Honolulu Fire Department. Survived by son Duane I. (Audrey) Teruya, daughter: Rochelle (John Shupe) Teruya, 1 grandchild, sister: Patsy Nakama. Visitation Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 a.m., Graveside Service 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire and No Flowers.

Huenelle Noelani “Nani” Oshiro

Posted On November 8th, 2017 -

December 18, 1948 -October 7, 2017 Nani Oshiro, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Administrative Clerk for the State of Hawaii, passed away on October 7, 2017. She is survived by husband Howard; sons Sohn (Nicole) and Blake (Janelle) Lee; daughter Chanelle (Byron) Cadiz; step-children Kendall, Kurt, Seneca, Anna and Stacy; brothers Hugo Kanae, Brian, Eric and Mark Liu; sisters Harriet Iona, Ann Kenitz, Laurie Mateo, Cecily Naval and Gayle Lani; 8 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m.; Services: 10 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No Flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Carol S. Mori

Posted On November 8th, 2017 -

CAROL S. MORI 81, of Honolulu died on October 30, 2017. At her request a private service was held. Please visit www.monarchsociety.com for her full obituary.

Wallace T. Yoshimura

Posted On November 8th, 2017 -

85, of Honolulu passed away on 10/24/17. He was a retired plumber Superintendent of Alakai'i Mechanical. Member of the Plumbers & Fitters Union Local 675. He is survived by his wife Kayoko, daughters Tracey, Lisa and Lani. Brother Raymond, sisters Shirley Roberts, and Sue Lihilihi. 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-granddaughters. Private Services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

JUDGE BETTY M. VITOUSEK

Posted On November 8th, 2017 -

JUDGE BETTY M. VITOUSEKTwo events have been scheduled in memory of Betty Morrison Vitousek, former Senior Judge of the Family Court, whose obituary appeared in the Star-Advertiser on August 30. Her funeral service will be held at 2 pm (visitation 1-2 pm) on Saturday, November 18 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. In addition, the Hawaii Supreme Court is convening a special session in honor of Judge Vitousek at 4 pm on Friday, November 17 in the 2nd floor courtroom of Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King Street. Members of the public are welcome to attend both events. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Judge Vitousek may be directed to the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Judge Vitousek was born Betty Belle Morrison on March 9, 1919, in Wenatchee, Washington. After serving in the American Red Cross overseas during WW II, she graduated from Stanford Law School in 1948, together with her husband Roy A. Vitousek Jr. of Honolulu. She was appointed to the Circuit Court in 1970, where she served for 18 years, including more than 10 years as Senior Administrative Judge of the Family Court. She was instrumental in creating a model for family court systems across the country, initiating a range of new programs and services to address the needs of Hawaii's children and families. Judge Vitousek received numerous awards for her contributions, including an honorary doctorate in humane letters from the University of Hawaii in 1992. Judge Vitousek died in Honolulu on August 28, 2017, at the age of 98. She was predeceased by husband Roy (Pete) Vitousek, brother Frank Morrison, and sister Raeburn Morrison Hagen. She is survived by two sons, Peter (Pamela Matson) and Roy (Sharon) Vitousek III, and by daughter Kelly (Frederic Manke) Vitousek, as well as six greatly loved grandchildren: Maren (Michael Niemack) Vitousek; Sean (Sylvia), Michael (Katie), and Malia Vitousek; Michael and Liana Vitousek. She is also survived by five great-granddaughters, Linnea Elizabeth Niemack, Juliana Leleua Niemack, Rainey Jane Vitousek, Coral Belle Vitousek, and Merigold Maria Vitousek, and by 13 nieces and nephews.

WILLIAM WAYNE “BILL” DICKSION

Posted On November 7th, 2017 -

92, of Honolulu, author, golfer, landscaper, air traffic controller, chemist, entrepreneur and story- teller, passed away Nov. 1, 2017 in Honolulu. Born in Wewoka, OK, Bill is survived by wife, Mildred Dicksion; son, Don Dicksion; daughters, Sue Brooks and Peggy Toelken; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and brothers, Bob and Archie. Visitation will be from 9:00 am Saturday November 11, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, Chapel of the Flowers. Service begins at 10:00 am, inurnment to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Joan Akiko Yabusaki Kurashige

Posted On November 7th, 2017 -

87, of Honolulu, a retired teacher for the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind, passed away on November 2, 2017 at Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by her husband, Irwin; sons Brett (Melvina) and Greg (Ada); daughter, Traci (Lyman) Yokoo; brother, Derick Yabusaki; and by four grandchildren. Visitation is at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Edward Akira Nakamura Jr. “Ed,” “Short”

Posted On November 7th, 2017 -

EDWARD AKIRA NAKAMURA JR. ED, SHORT 72, of Kunia, died at home on October 26, 2017. He was born in Honolulu to Edward Akira and Alyce Hanayo Nakamura. Preceded in death by his wife, Diane, his parents and brother, Milton, he is survived by sisters, Bernice (Robert) Koike, Karen (Warren) Motosue and Ann (Wayne) Uradomo; brother, Harlan Nakamura, and by 8 nieces and nephews and 7 grandnieces and nephews. Services on Saturday, November 11 at Soto Mission of Hawaii, 1708 Nuuanu Avenue. Visitation at 10:00 am. Services at 11:00 am. Aloha attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Yoshiko Takahashi

Posted On November 6th, 2017 -

82, of Honolulu, passed away on September 26, 2017. Born in Naha, Okinawa, she was a retired waitress for Palace Saimin. Preceded in death by husband, Harry Kiyoto, she is survived by her daughters, Julie (Greg) Noji, Ruby (Darryl) Oshiro and Susan Takahashi. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Helen Shizuko Matsumoto

Posted On November 5th, 2017 -

Helen Shizuko Matsumoto, 89, peacefully passed away at her residence in Honolulu, HI on Sept 27, 2017. She is survived by her sister's and, 3 children, Alan R. Matsumoto (Michelle), Daryl J. Matsumoto (Nancy) and Carol Ann K. Kawamoto (Keith), had 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services held at the SGI-USA Hawaii Culture Center, 2729 Pali Hwy, Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m., Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: OAHU CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

Gary Infiesto

Posted On November 5th, 2017 -

'73 grad from Aiea passed October 28, 2017 in Washington. A sportsman who fished Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest. Head-strong, free-spirited; a devoted brother, uncle, and friend; a chef; a craftsman; a student of rivers and tables. He will be sorely missed. Family Service in WA.

Helen Keiko Harada Ezaki

Posted On November 5th, 2017 -

91, of Honolulu, a retired home economics teacher, passed away on Sept. 21, 2017 in Honolulu. She graduated from the University of Hawaii, and taught at Honokaa High, where she met her late husband, Minoru. After they married, she spent a year at Kohala High and a year at Columbia University. She then spent two years at Hilo Intermediate, two years at Dole Intermediate, and 30 years at McKinley High. She is survived by son, Bruce (Laura); daughter, Lori Chun; brother, William Harada, and by four grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

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