Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Phillip Noe’au Kealii O Kealoha Akau “Kourtney”

Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

7-9 646708 Phillip AkauPHILLIP NOE’AU KEALII O KEALOHA AKAU KOURTNEY Our loving Phillip, born on February 25, 1991, of Kapolei, was called home to our dear Lord & his grandma’s, Yolanda Akau & Darnette Rodrigues on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Phillip was truly an angel who touched the hearts of everyone he came into contact with. He was free-spirited, soft hearted, compassionate & had a lot of love for many. He enjoyed going to the beach, travelling, partying & lived life to the fullest. Phillip is survived by Papa Dennis Akau Sr, parents, Shondell & Phillip Kimo Pitts; brother, Kishon; sisters, Lexxis and Porsha. Aunts, Angelina Akau Brooks, Danette Pitts; Uncles, Dennis Jr (Nia), Vaughn (Jamie), Shawn Akau; Kalani Rodrigues. Cousins, Brianna, Kale, Kaike, Kahea, Jasmine, Vaughn Jr, Jaelynne & Davina Akau; Kimberly Pitts. Services held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:30p-7p. Final farewell, Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8:45am. Burial 9:45am. All services at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. “You will always be our eternal love.”


Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

CLARA K. HIROMASA Age 97, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 10, 2014 in Kapolei. Born December 26, 1916 in Honolulu, HI. She was born & grew up in the Moiliili area. In the 1960s she began working for Finance Home Builders in the Makakilo area. She is survived by sons, Robert S. (Doreen) Hiromasa, Richard M. (Itsuko) Hiromasa, Eugene M. (Maria) Hiromasa of Utah, Patrick M. (Tracy) Hiromasa ; daughter, Dorothy H. (Melvin) Gushiken; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grand- children. Private Services held. No flowers or monetary offerings.


Posted On July 8th, 2014 -

ASTER DAQUIGAN RAMOS Ager 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 15, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born October 6, 1940 in Philippines. He is survived by wife, Claire C. Ramos; sons, Edison (Mae) Ramos, John Ramos; daughters, Melissa (Michael) Ramos Peralta, Clarissa C. Ramos; brother, Froilan (Rovena) Ramos; sisters, Edna (Domingo) Felix, Hortencia (Gideon) DeCastro, Celia (Ron) Hopper; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Saturday (July 12) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Waipahu 2nd Ward (94-210 Kahualii St., Waipahu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On July 7th, 2014 -

642908 Raymond FukuharaRAYMOND K. FUKUHARA Age 58, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 15, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 19, 1955 in Honolulu, HI. He was a retired Public Defender. He is survived by wife, Linda Fukuhara; sons, Ryan Fukuhara, Robbie Fukuhara; daughter, Alicia Fukuhara; brother, Kenneth Fukuhara; sisters, Esther Fukuhara, Amy (Stan) Anbe, Sheila (Eddie) Wong. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (July 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

IDA ALCESTO Age 93, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 29, 1920 in Lawai, Kauai. Retired as a housekeepr from the Ilikai Hotel. She is survived by sons, William B. (Bernice) Cababat, Sr., Randall Alcesto; daughters, Rita Dikito, Joyce A. Ah-Yo, Barbara (Fred) Visaya; brothers, Manuel Baptist, Daniel Baptista; 15 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; 9 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (July 10) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

642315 Philomena JuarezPHILOMENA NAVARRO JUAREZ Age 84, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 5, 2014 in Aiea. Born March 8, 1930 in Waiakea, Big Island, HI. She is survived by husband, Charles Juarez Sr.; sons, Charles Juarez, Jr., Michael Kalaokuhio (Yvonne) Juarez; daughters, Laura (Michael) Vuckovich of OH, Christine (Lawrence) Kealalio of WA, Charlene (Stuart) Brooks of Alaska, Kathleen (Gerald) Padama of Big Island, Carmen Juarez, Sylvia Juarez of Big Island; sister, Rosita Navarro; 11 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (July 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

ERNEST SEIFUKU GANEKU 77, of Honolulu, a retired lead cable splicer for Hawaiian Electric Company, died June 14, 2014 at St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Janice (Dorothy) Goya Ganeku; sons, Patrick S. (Doris), Garrett M. (Celeste), Nathan H. (Theresa); brothers, Seijin “Buff”, Seishin “Bombo” (Violet), Kenneth “Shadow”; sisters, Toyoko Taba, Joyce T. Kino; sister in law, Betty Ganeku; eight grandchildren. Visitation 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, services 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.


Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

ELMA HISAYO KANESHIRO MORIKAWA 75, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa janitor, died June 6, 2014 in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by husband, Paul I.; son, Keith K.; daughter, Jan M. Gante; brother, Harold T.; sisters, Mildred Nagatori, Frances M. Yamamoto; and three grandchildren. Visitation is 12 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Peter PJ Ng

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

645349 Peter NgPETER PJ NG Peter P.J. Ng, a respected lawyer who founded the law firm now known as Ng & Niebling, LLC and who served tens of thousands in the Honolulu community for 50 years, died of metastatic esophageal cancer June 26, surrounded by family. He was 75. Affectionately known for his wit and spirited off-the-cuff speeches, Peter often led his audience with a booming rendition of “Hawai’i Aloha.” He had an outgoing personality with a gift for bringing people together, which served him well in his various roles in the community. He loved to golf and was very fond of the 8th hole at Waialae Country Club. A leading trusts and estate planning attorney, Peter was a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and was selected as one of Hawaii’s Super Lawyers. Peter was an advocate for communities throughout Honolulu. At the time of his death he was a trustee and treasurer of the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation. He was a former trustee of Chaminade University Education Foundation, Hastings 1066 Foundation and a former board member of Palolo Chinese Home, the Honolulu Roman Catholic Foundation, and Maryknoll Schools. He was also the former director of the Saint Louis Education Center (now the Marianist Center of Hawaii). Peter attended mass daily and was an active member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church, where he was chairman of the Finance Council, a lector and eucharistic minister. Over the years he received many accolades, including Business Person of the Year by the Kaimuki Business and Professional Association (2006), Model Chinese Father of the Year by the United Chinese Society (2007), and Star of the Sea Catholic Church’s Island Treasures (2008). Maryknoll School selected Peter as a Monsignor Kekumano Honoree (2009), and he was inducted into Saint Louis School’s Gallery of Distinguished Achievers (2010) and Saint Francis School’s Hall of Fame (2013). On May 18, 2014, Catholic Charities of Hawaii unveiled the Peter P.J. Ng ‘Ulu Center, which serves as a gathering place to support counseling services and meetings on their main campus in Honolulu. Born on November 14, 1938, Peter was raised in the Palama neighborhood of Honolulu with five sisters and two brothers. His parents were Soo Chung Ng, an immigrant from China, and Julia Young, a Chinese Hawaiian from Maui. Peter said that his parents were generous with their time and talent when helping neighbors in need, and he took to heart his parents’ example of service. As a young local boy he had a strong drive to excel, thriving in neighborhood sports despite his small physique. He had the same drive for academics, and in 1952 entered Saint Louis College, where he made lifelong friendships with many who later became trusted colleagues. At Chaminade College (now Chaminade University) he studied business and was a member of the second graduating class of 1960. Initially planning to become an accountant, he saw opportunity in law and thought he was better suited for debate and trial since he “liked to talk.” Upon graduation Peter left for San Francisco to study at Hastings College of the Law. He received his Juris Doctor in 1964. He returned immediately to Honolulu and that same year was admitted to the Hawai’i State Bar. At 26 years old he eagerly established his practice. As he liked to put it, “I was in business.” Soon after, he was smitten by one Doris Quinones and proposed to her two months later. They were married within six months of dating and celebrated over 48 years together before his death. Together they raised three daughters and one son, became grandparents to five children, and traveled the world. During one of their last trips together, Peter led the tour group in singing “Hawai’i Aloha” so that their Norwegian hosts could experience the spirit of Aloha. Peter is survived by his wife Doris; daughters Debbie Ng-Furuhashi (James), Sandy Niebling (Jeff), and Jackie Ng-Osorio (Kane); son Richard Ng (Jean); granddaughters Maddie, Isabella, and Petra; grandsons Aidan and Tobias; sisters Mary Wong (David) and Julia Lee; and brothers Larry Ng and John Ng. He was predeceased by his parents Soo Chung Ng and Julia Chun Lin Ng; sisters Margaret Wong, Katherine Quong and Rosemary Trimm. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. with Mass at 11 a.m. – noon on Saturday, July 12, 2014, Star of the Sea Church in Kahala, 4470 Aliikoa St. Burial will follow at 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities Hawaii for the Peter P.J. Ng Endowment Fund, Peter P.J. Ng Endowment and Scholarship Fund at Saint Louis School, American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific for Hope Lodge, or Star of the Sea Church.

Anastasia “Butterball” (Silva) Higa

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

645698 Anastasia HigaANASTASIA BUTTERBALL (SILVA) HIGA Age 50, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on June 24, 2014 in Honolulu. Born on April 12, 1964 in Honolulu. She was an account technician for Morale, Welfare & Recreation at Naval Station, Pearl Harbor; also a CNA at St. Francis Health Care System and a resident manager for Lakeside Cornet. She is survived by companion, George Arakaki, Jr; son, Honeyten Silva; daughter, Tasia (Shane Moniz) Gomez; brother, Hiram (Sandy) Silva; sisters, Natasha “Mopp” (rey) Clarin, Melania “Fats” Silva, Jeanette Teel; Natalya “Nita” Spotkaeff; and 2 grandsons. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday (July 10) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.


Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

645928 Alvina CagalwanKLOSEK ALVINA CAGALWAN March 15, 1936 – June 30, 2014 Age 78 of Honolulu, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 30. She was born and raised in Eleele, Kaua`i and was the youngest of 7 children. Alvina was a 1954 graduate of Waimea High School, worked 31 years for Hickam PACAF Air Force Base and retired in 2003 as a secretary. She was full of energy and her favorite hobbies were dancing, singing, going to the Moiliili Senior Center and being a weekly visitor at Ward Theatres, watching 2 – 3 movies at a time. Her favorite pastime, however was being around her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who she loved with all her heart. Alvina, Mother, Grandmother and Sister is survived by her children Alvin Yadao (Angela), Roxanne Yadao (Noella), David Yadao (Kelly), Danny Yadao (Valerie), Leslie Flanagan (Barry) & Tracy Yadao (Kim) and sister Rose Asuncion. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation at 9:30am. Services at 10:30am. Burial at 1:00pm at Valley of the Temples.


Posted On July 5th, 2014 -

MASAHIRO ANDO Age 81, of Aiea, HI, passed away May 31, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born June 8, 1932 in Ewa, HI. He is survived by sisters, Ayako Ando, Tokiko Sato, Fumie (Thomas) Miyashiro. Private services held.


Posted On July 5th, 2014 -

7-5 DANIEL LEVEY -IN MEMORIAMIn Loving Memory 11th Anniversary DANIEL CASSEN LEVEY 1983-2003 Daniel’s Anniversary will be celebrated at the Lanikai Bikepath 8k FunRun, to be held Sunday, July 6, 2014, 7 AM, at the Lanikai Boat Launch. Friends and family are invited to run for fitness, and run for fun. Medals will be awarded by the Mid-Pacific RoadRunners’ Club. For information, call Joyce at 255-7707.


Posted On July 4th, 2014 -

ADELAIDA VISAYA YANOS Age 79, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 13, 2014 in Waipahu. Born November 28, 1934 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son, Randy M. (Susan) Yanos; 4 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (July 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program & Eulogy 11:00 a.m. Prayer Service 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On July 4th, 2014 -

JUAN PASCUA GABRIEL Age 93, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 22, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born June 7, 1920 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. An Oahu Sugar Plantation irrigator retiree. He is survived by wife, Pacita Gabriel; son, Jason Gabriel. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (July 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On July 4th, 2014 -

FREDERICK PHILIP BARTELS June 11, 2014 Frederick Philip Bartels, 82 of Honolulu, a retired Iron worker and a U.S. Marines veteran died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu and preceded in death by his loving wife Elizabeth Holck Bartels. He is survived by hanai son and nephew Dana (Martha) Kalae Richards, sister Genevieve A’ana, grandchildren, Micah, Kekai and Joshua and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: 10:00 am Borthwicks Mortuary Monday July 7, 2014, Services: 11:00 am. Internment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No monetary offerings.

Charles O. Schuetz

Posted On July 4th, 2014 -

645006 Charles SchuetzCHARLES O. SCHUETZ Mountain View, CA-Charles O. Schuetz died on June 24, 2014, at El Camino Hospital; he was 92 years old. Charles (Chuck) and his wife of 55 years, Arlene, were born in Chicago, Illinois but spent most of their lives together in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Chuck served in the Navy for 20 years in various capacities, including serving as yeoman for the commanding officer of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. He retired from the Navy in 1962 as a Chief Petty Officer. After military retirement, Chuck and Arlene and their family (three sons) moved to Maine where Chuck earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and a master’s degree from the Bangor Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a United Church of Christ minister in 1967. Soon after, Chuck, along with his family, returned to Hawaii where he served as a minister of Kailua Christian Church for several years until he stepped aside in the early 1970s. After leaving the church, Chuck served as a family counselor and instructor with DANE (Drug and Narcotic Education) program. He also taught courses for the Family Education Center at the University of Hawaii. In addition, through Hawaii Pacific University, Chuck taught radio courses on family/child relationships and courses for teachers using Adlerian principles when working with children in the classroom. His last professional position was Director of DASH (Drug Addiction Services of Hawaii), a key component of an overall outreach program of Honolulu’s drug abuse plan. During the 1980s and 1990s, Chuck and Arlene fully enjoyed their retirement years at Makaha Valley Towers in Waianae, Oahu. Arlene died in 2000, and after several years living as a widower at the Towers, Chuck came to the Bay Area in California to live in a retirement community where he could be near family members. He remained in the Bay Area until his death. Chuck is predeceased by his wife, Arlene, his brother, Gordon, and his first grandchild, Tod Alexander Schuetz. Chuck is survived by his three sons and their families: Charles W. (Chuck) and his wife, Wink, their daughter, Christine, and her husband, Chris Hobbs; William (Bill) and his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Daniel, Nathaniel, Angela, Rachel, and Samuel; James (Jim) and his wife, Deb, and their children, Jordan and Garrett. Private family services will be held later in the year. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Chuck may make gifts in his memory to Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St., Kailua, Hawaii 96734.


Posted On July 3rd, 2014 -

REBECCA BECKA KAAIALII KAAEKUAHIWI Age 77, of Waianae, HI, passed away June 3, 2014 in Waianae. Born April 26, 1937 in Honolulu, HI. Rebecca was retired from Makaha Elementary School as a Health Aide. She was a member of Kahana O’Ke Akua-United Church of Christ. She is survived by sons, Andrew “Bulla” (Debbie) Kaaekuahiwi III, Joseph “Kepa” (Ronda) Kaaekuahiwi, Troy “Kawika” (Laurie) Kaaekuahiwi; daughters, Jonalinn (Hansel) Kane, Ursula-Dee “Kehaulani” (Jimmy) Rapoza; sister, Aggie Pililaau; 17 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Monday (July 7) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 8) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On July 3rd, 2014 -

KAZUYE LILLIAN CHAGAMI YAMAMOTO Age 88, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 6, 2014 in Aiea. Born July 2, 1925 in Aiea, HI. She is survived by husband, Yoshito Yamamoto; sons, Richard (Susan) Yamamoto, Clifford (Mari) Yamamoto; daughter: Cheryl (Russell) Uyeshiro; sister, Jennie (Tom) Tsuchidana; 3 grandchildren. Private services were held.


Posted On July 3rd, 2014 -

7-3-Arthur-KojimaARTHUR HIROSHI KOJIMA June 12, 2014 Went home to be with the Lord. He was born on July 7, 1939 in Waipahu.Arthur was a retired Verizon Installation Supervisor, former Honolulu Fukushima Bon Dance Club President and served in the U.S. Army. He also was a faithful member of Hope Chapel Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Trudy Kojima, sons, Chad Kojima and Todd (Paula) Kojima, daughter Karie Lyn (Dennis) Kojima- Tsuruda; step-children, Sherry (Steve) Snyder, Tammy (Darrin) Footer of McKinney, TX, James (Paula) Hooke, Jr. of Litchfield, AZ and Brandon Armstrong; brothers, Gary (Joyce) Lee, Vernon (Barbara) Lee and sister, Charlene (Terrence) Yoshida; ten grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Also Father-in- law, Arthur H.J. (late Dorothy Y.M) Wong, brothers and sister-in-laws, Arthur (Karen) Wong, Jr, Debra (Robert) McGinnes of Knoxville, TN, Sherrilyn (Dennis) Ida of Hilo, HI and Gerald (Jisu) Wong of Atlantic City, NJ. Burial service will be held at Valley of the Temple Chapel in Kaneohe on July 7, 2014, Monday promptly at 10 a.m. Lunch to follow in the Chapel hall. Burial located at Chinese Ocean View #2, Lot 13, B-1. In lieu of flowers and monetary gifts, a donation can be made to Mission Hope International, PMB 133, 590 Farrington Hwy, #210, Kapolei, HI 96707.

Virginia H. Turner

Posted On July 3rd, 2014 -

645414 Virginia TurnerVIRGINIA H. TURNER Virginia left us to be with Jesus on June 28, 2014 at the age of 89. Born in New Albany, Ind., raised in Raleigh NC., she lived in Hawaii for 63 years. She had a life-long love of travel. After college, she worked in Japan for two years. She next traveled to Hawaii, where she fell in love with the islands and met her true love, Ralph Turner, on the beach at Waikiki. They married in 1951 and moved to Kailua where they had their only child, Cindy. Over the 57 years of their marriage, they traveled the world and had many exciting and wonderful adventures. She had a kind heart and a great sense of humor. She thanked Jesus for her blessings every day. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy, son-in-law Hugo, and grandchildren Emma and Edward. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Turner, who passed away on June 9, 2008. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all whose lives she touched.


Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

LOIS ROMING ISNEC Age 51, of Kualapu’u. Maui, HI, passed away on June 18, 2014 in Kaunakakai, HI. Born May 6, 1963 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by lifetime partner, Lioa Vailea; sons, Taofia Piliati, Matthew Isnec; daughters, Ruth (Rudi) Isnec, Naomi Isnec, Filiga (Punahele) Yagin; brothers, John (Cindy) Isnec, Boyd Isnec, Ernest Isnec; sister Fhenella Fox; and 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (July 5) Wahiawa LDS Church., (44 Leilehua Rd., Wahiawa); Service 10:30 a.m.; Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Mary Yoko Omori

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

MARY YOKO OMORI 86, of Honolulu, a retired assistant Vice President for Central Pacific Bank-Waikiki, died June 5, 2014 at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Mark J (Amy); daughter, Ann (Kevin Takahashi); a granddaughter, Ashley. Private services.


Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

ALFONSO AL SANCHEZ, SR. Age 84, of Waialua, HI, passed away June 15, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 30, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Ashley K. Sanchez. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (July 7) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome (leis & bouquets only, no wreaths).

George A.L. Yuen

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

644043  George Yuen  Pub  7-2-14GEORGE A.L. YUEN January 9, 1920-June 7, 2014 Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, George Ah Leong Yuen attended Royal and Kawananakoa schools. He graduated from McKinley High School, attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in civil, sanitary and structural engineering. He pursued three careers, first as engineer, becoming Manager & Chief Engineer of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply; then as Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health; and finally, in business as President of Mink & Yuen, Inc. Mr. Yuen was president of the Lung Doo Benevolent Society, the United Chinese Society, served as junior and senior wardens of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, and was a member of the Elks Club, Rotary Club and the Hawaii Yacht Club. Mr. Yuen is survived by his wife, Eugenia; daughters Lenora (John Peters), Georgia Yamashita (Scott) and Laura; grandchildren Nicholas and Chloe Peters, and Emily and Catherine Yamashita; nieces and nephews. Private services were held. Donations may be made to the George A.L. Yuen Engineering Scholarship Endowment at the University of Hawaii, College of Engineering, P. O. Box 11270, Honolulu, Hawaii 96828 (George A. L. Yuen Scholarship Endowment #20678203). For online gifts, please visit


Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

Hideo Wakuta of Kapaa, Kauai passed away on June 25, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 86. Born on April 10, 1928 in Hala’ula, Kauai, he was a District Water Chief with the Board of Water Supply. He was a lifelong farmer, beginning with planting, growing, and harvesting his own pineapple fields. Within the pineapple business, he worked tirelessly alongside his brother Mamo, and other family and friends. Hideo’s legacy extends far beyond his involvement with the pineapple industry and agricultural community. In his hire, valuable life-lessons of hard work and reward were learned by his children, nephews and niece, and their young friends. Very active in the community, Hideo was a past president of Hui Alu, Inc. and a strong supporter of the Okinawan heritage in Hawaii. He and his wife, Florence, were awarded HUOA’s Uchinanchu of the Year in 2002. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Hideo will undoubtedly remember his great hospitality of heart and home, his deep and uplifting kindness, his genuine humility, his dedication to family, and his unending pride in his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and many friends. Hideo was preceded in death by his parents, Matsu and Mito Wakuta, and sisters, Kiyoko Miyasato and Edith (Masa) Nakasone. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Florence Nakamasu Wakuta, children, Derek (Debra) Wakuta of Kapaa, Dawn (Xavier) Ikei of Aiea, Daryl (Alison) Wakuta of Torrance, California, and Duane (Puanani) Wakuta of Kapaa; siblings, Shizue Sakihama of Kapaa, Mamoru Wakuta of Kapaa and Seichi Wakuta of Torrance, California. Also surviving are his 8 grandchildren, Desiree Wakuta-Matsuda, Kelsey and Brent Arakaki, Brandee and Carey Wakuta, Chivas, Jetsen and Duane Wakuta Jr., and 3 great-grandchildren, Grant and Emily Matsuda and Jetsen “Elua” Wakuta Jr. and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 4 pm on Thursday, July 3rd at the Wakutas’ Residence, 5962 Kaapuni Rd, Kapaa. Please see parking attendants for assistance. Services will begin at 4 pm. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted. The family requests no koden. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Anne Hyde Rice Moncrief

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

645013 Anne Moncrief  Pub 7-2-14ANNE HYDE RICE MONCRIEF Anne Hyde Rice Moncrief, of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on June 29, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 71. Born in Lihue, Kauai on July 16, 1942. She was a chairman of Kauai Museum and a fellow of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, loving Mother and sister. Preceded in death by her parents, Jack & Edith Rice Plews. She is survived by her daughters, Emmy (Michael) Copriviza, California; Juliet (Kuma) Moncrief, Big Island; Heather (Richard) Waters, Virginia; brother, John Plews, Honolulu; 4 grandchildren Anthony, Courtney, Katie & Lauren. Numerous Aunties & Uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday July 5, 2014 at the Lihue Cemetery Service at 4:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kauai Museum and the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.

Dolores Gapusan Viernes

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

DOLORES GAPUSAN VIERNES Age 90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on June 15, 2014 in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. Born June 3, 1924 in Ka`u, Hawaii. Retired Housekeeper for the Hale Koa Hotel and member of Surong Valley (Vintar) International Association. She is survived by daughter, Nela (Ricarte) Agbayani; sons, Carlos (Irene) Viernes, Lito (Hazel) Viernes, Erol Viernes; sister, Estela (Tranquilino) Rivera, of California; 7 grand- children and 8 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday 7/6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Monday 7/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetary. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

ALEJANDRA ANDRING MALONG PASCUAL Age 84, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 4, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 27, 1930 in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Phillippines. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (July 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St); Service 10:00 a.m.; Urn burial at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On July 1st, 2014 -

7-1 FRANKLIN CHANGFRANKLIN HARRISON TAI NIN CHANG Age 79 of Pearl City passed peacefully on March 27th. He grew up in Kahuku, Oahu and was the youngest in a proud family of 9. Franklin was a 1952 boarding graduate of the Kamehameha School for Boys. A former air guard reservist and employed trucker with Oahu Transport Company, he retired as a shipping clerk from Hawaii Stevedores Inc. He shared 47 years in marriage with Angeline “Sweetheart” Laanui (preceded 2002). Franklin and Angeline looked forward to their annual treks to Las Vegas and Anaheim. A man of few words, Franklin and Angeline both understood the value of education in rearing their family. They are survived by Dwayne (Elaine); Dr. F. Healani Chang (Charles Wren); Anthony (preceded 1960); Daren; and Darwin (Miriam), plus nieces and nephews. They thoroughly enjoyed visits, stay-overs and shared activities with their grandchildren – Christian “Alaka’i”; Kaylen “Kela”; Peyton “Akonia’okalani”; Paxon “Kalahikiola” and Kailee “Poha’i”. Services were private.

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