Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

TOKIKO SUDA

Posted On April 29th, 2016 -

TOKIKO SUDA TOKIKO SUDA, 98 of Honolulu passed on April 11, 2016. She was born in Aiea to Sayokichi and Ishi Endo. Retired restaurant owner of Naka' s Inn. She is a member of Soto Mission of Hawaii, Seicho No Ie of Hawaii and Sakura Koyu Kai. She is survived by her sons Barry(Amy) and Brian(Pamela Cunningham) ; daughter, Jann Comstock(Jack); five grand- children and five great�grand- children. Her husband, Sakae Suda preceded her in death. Services will be held May 6, 2016 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary 6PM; Visitation at 5PM. Casual attire

Dennis Ray Wooten

Posted On April 29th, 2016 -

$nameDENNIS RAY WOOTEN Son of Hawaii 02 October 1951 - 13 April 2016 Dennis passed away at his brother's home in Oceanside, CA. He was attended to the end by his brother Bob and sister-in-law Cheryl. He died of pancreatic cancer and fought the disease for over two years. Fortunately the end came quickly and peacefully. Dennis was born of twins at Port Hueneme, CA and became well-traveled as a Naval Officer's dependent. He and the family arrived in Hawaii in April of 1964 and Dennis stayed in Hawaii as the one place on earth he loved the most. He made his living in landscaping and security but he spent his life in the Ocean surfing and diving. We hope he can now spend eternity surfing the clouds in heaven. He is survived by his brother Bob Wooten and his sister Rusty McBride.

William Francis Dupin

Posted On April 29th, 2016 -

WILLIAM FRANCIS DUPIN William Francis Dupin, 75, died of natural causes on April 13th while visiting the Holy Land. Better known as Bill, he is survived by his wife Penny, his two children Doug and Brian, and his six grandchildren, Ellie, Anna, Chloe, Max, Gus and Finn Dupin Bill was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1940 and attended St. Louis and Punahou High Schools. In 1959, he left the island for the mainland where he attended Oregon State University. After graduating, Bill joined the US Navy and met his future wife Penny Deming while serving as a naval officer in San Diego. After a tour in the Mediterranean, Bill and Penny returned to California where they started a family in the Bay Area. Bill's civilian career began at IBM and wound through Silicon Valley with stints at OceanRoutes, Solectron, Trimble Navigation, and Weathernews. He and Penny raised their family in Cupertino and Los Altos, with both boys attending Homestead High school and later the UC system. After retiring in 1996, Bill and Penny moved to Incline Village, NV, where they enjoyed the camaraderie of their friends and the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Between his time in Nevada and Arizona, Bill golfed frequently and was a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Incline Village and was a volunteer with the summer Shakespeare Festival in Incline Village. His hobby of oil painting produced many excellent landscapes which he often gave to friends. As avid travelers, Bill and Penny explored all seven continents together, often by cruise ship. The family will be hosting a private celebration of his life in Incline Village on May 6th. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.

ROSALINA VALLEJO CASTILLO

Posted On April 29th, 2016 -

ROSALINA VALLEJO CASTILLO Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 16, 2016 in Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Born July 10, 1927 in Tubao, La Union, Philippines. Retired from Hale Koa Hotel. Predeceased by husband Valintin; daughters; Ida Rose and Carol Ann DeSantos. She is survived by daughter, Elena McKeague; sons, Val (Leona) Castillo, Paul (Renee) Castillo, Leo (Kaleo) Castillo; grandchildren, Malia, Gregory, Jeffrey, Moses, Alexander, Alana; great-grand- children, Brittany, Kaitlyn, David, Ka'ohu, Keahi, Kielemakamae. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 3) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 4) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

GERTRUDE TERUKO YOGI

Posted On April 28th, 2016 -

$nameGERTRUDE TERUKO YOGI Gertrude Teruko Yogi, 96, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 18, 2016. She was born on September 27, 1919 in Haiku, Maui, the daughter of Ushi and Kama Inafuku. Gertrude married Henry Yogi in December of 1942 in Honolulu, Hawaii. They were married for almost 59 years. Henry preceded her in death on August 19, 2001 and her son Tenney on Novembr 23, 2014. Gertrude went to school on the mainland and became an electrologist, one of the first in Honolulu. She operated her own business in downtown Honolulu. She had thousands of clients during her over 30 years of active practice. She often assisted the disabled or mentally challenged with their hair removal needs free of charge. Gertrude loved to cook for the entire family during festive occasions. She loved her garden at the family home along the Kalihi Stream. She raised flowers and fruits, which she freely shared with anyone visiting. Gertrude always expressed her love and pride in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gertrude became a Christian in the early 1970s. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She was cheerful, kind and generous to all those around her. Surviving her are her son Nolan Yogi (Dorothy) of Honolulu and daughter Mona Garberg (Gary) of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter-in-law Diane Yogi of Honolulu; two sisters Evelyn Perry and Sumiko Inafuku; Grandchildren Rayna Martinez, Tiffany Hinazumi, David Yogi and Jonathan Yogi; Great Grand- children Chase Yogi, Brea Martinez, Cade Martinez, Skye Hinazumi, Emie Hinazumi and Kara Hinazumi. A Memorial and celebration of Gertrude's life will be conducted on May 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., visitation to begin at 9:00 a.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary located at 30 North Kukui Street, Honolulu. A private burial will be conducted at the Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JOEL RAMOS PASCUAL

Posted On April 27th, 2016 -

JOEL RAMOS PASCUAL Age 39, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 8, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born December 3, 1976 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by son, Tavis Niko Pascual; daughter, Jadeasin Ortiz Pascual; parents, Simeon & Benilda Pascual; sisters, Janet (Christopher) Serrano, Juliet Guzman. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Sunday (May 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Family service 9:45 a.m.; mass 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual-Black & White attire.

FLORENCE KIKUKO NAGANO

Posted On April 27th, 2016 -

FLORENCE KIKUKO NAGANO Age 80, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 20, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born November 3, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. She retired from the Federal Government at Hickam Air Force Base as an administrative assistant. She is survived by husband, George T. Nagano; son, Eric Y. Nagano; daughter, Sharon A. (Kerry) Terukina; brother, George (Jean) Hamamura; sisters, Sue Kim, Patricia (Travis) Owen, Margaret (Kenn) Hamada; 5 grandchildren. Private services.

FLORENCE KIKUKO NAGANO

Posted On April 27th, 2016 -

FLORENCE KIKUKO NAGANO Age 80, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 20, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born November 3, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. She retired from the Federal Government at Hickam Air Force Base as an administrative assistant. She is survived by husband, George T. Nagano; son, Eric Y. Nagano; daughter, Sharon A. (Kerry) Terukina; brother, George (Jean) Hamamura; sisters, Sue Kim, Patricia (Travis) Owen, Margaret (Kenn) Hamada; 5 grandchildren. Private services.

JOEL RAMOS PASCUAL

Posted On April 27th, 2016 -

JOEL RAMOS PASCUAL Age 39, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 8, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born December 3, 1976 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by son, Tavis Niko Pascual; daughter, Jadeasin Ortiz Pascual; parents, Simeon & Benilda Pascual; sisters, Janet (Christopher) Serrano, Juliet Guzman. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Sunday (May 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Family service 9:45 a.m.; mass 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual-Black & White attire.

MARGARET FERREIRA

Posted On April 26th, 2016 -

MARGARET FERREIRA March 28, 2016 Margaret Ferreira, 88 of Waipahu. A homemaker died at The Plaza At Pearl City. She is predeceased by husband, Louis Ferreira, Jr. Surviving Family - Margaret Bloomer (Jim) and Diane Sanford (Billy); 4 Grand- children - Jimmy Bloomer, Troy Sanford (Grace), Kelly Yano (Kevin) and Jamie Talo (Tasi); 9 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Sister-Bella Texeira. Visitation: 9:30 to 10:30 am Diamond Head Mortuary. Service At 10:30am. Aloha Attire.

VENUS AGLUGUB GARO

Posted On April 26th, 2016 -

VENUS AGLUGUB GARO Age 67, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 25, 2016 in Pearl City. Born March 14, 1949 in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. She retired from Central Pacific Bank. She is survived by husband, Loreto S. Garo; sons, Glenn A. (Shar) Garo, Darryl A. Garo; mother, Fe R. Aglugub; sisters, Grace (Ofelio) Luciano, Lydia (Gualberto) Oliva; brothers, Larry Aglugub, Reynaldo (Anastacia) Aglugub, Jimmy Aglugub, Oliver (Aurora) Aglugub, Alexander (Susan) Aglugub, Richard (Mabel) Aglugub; 1 granddaughter. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (May 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also Monday (May 2) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual / Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

ALFONSO RIVERA PASCUA

Posted On April 26th, 2016 -

ALFONSO RIVERA PASCUA Age 58, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 21, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 29, 1957 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was employed at First Hawaiian Bank, Dillingham Branch. He is survived by wife, Susana R. Pascua; sons, Tyler Pascua, Matthew Pascua, Jordan Pascua; parents, Rogelio & Guadalupe Pascua; brother, Joseph (Simone) Pascua; sister, Catherine (Jim) Jollimore. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (May 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also Monday (May 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

JOHN PUA KANAULU

Posted On April 25th, 2016 -

JOHN PUA KANAULU Age 81, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 9, 2016 in Waipahu. Born January 30, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by sons, Clyde Kanaulu, Kimeona (Iwalani) Kanaulu, John Kanaulu, Jr.; sisters, Rosaline Ahue, Mary Csitos, Gwen Christow. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Edward H. J. “Hot Dog” Loui

Posted On April 25th, 2016 -

EDWARD H. J. HOT DOG LOUI Edward H. J. "Hot Dog" Loui, 88 of Honolulu, a retired procurement analyst at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army veteran, died at Queens Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vivian, sons Marshal and Curtiss. Daughter-in-law, Merle. Sister Eleanor Yep, four grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Private services held. No monetary offerings.

PATRICK TROY LI’I

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

PATRICK TROY LI’I Age 46, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 10, 2016 in Honoulu. Born October 14, 1969 in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters, Caitlyn and Taylor; mother, Darleen Iglesia Tilton; father, Dexter I. Li’i; grandmother, Dorothea Iglesia; brother, Jordan Li’i; sister, Staci (Christopher) Cheek. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Leila Naomi-Seo White

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameLEILA NAOMI-SEO WHITE April 12, 2016 Leila Naomi-Seo White, 49, of Kaneohe went home to be with Jesus, surrounded by family and friends. Leila was a physical therapist assistant and loved working in the geriatric field at Hale Nani Nursing Home in Makiki. In 2005, Leila became disabled due to her disease and continued to encourage others through her steadfast determination and hard work. She was blessed to have a loved filled joyful heart that became contagious to anyone who was around her. Leila loved her family, church and most of all Jesus! Leila is survived by her husband Steve of 17 years, parents Robert & Jeanette Seo, sisters Lorene Baker & Robin Palama, and brother Kent. Celebration of life services will be held at Waialua Community Association 66-434 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa on May 1, 12:00pm, aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name at VHL Family Alliance, https://grouprev.com/ LeilaWhiteVHL.

Kaneko “Kay” Kubota

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameKANEKO KAY KUBOTA Kaneko “Kay” Kubota of Honolulu passed away on March 26th, 2016 from complications of pneumonia at Kuakini Medical Center. She was 91 years old. Kaneko was born on April 5th, 1924 in Wailua Homestead, Kauai to Yeigiu and Kamesa Miyashiro. She was the youngest of four children. Late in 1942 she moved to Oahu to attend school. She met her late husband Charlie in 1952 while working at Kukui Fountain. They married on March 12, 1955. Kay was an excellent cook; we all loved her andagi and fried tofu. She crocheted gorgeous doilies and has sewn many beautiful quilts over the years. Once a member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of Hawaii, she also enjoyed and grew many lovely plants. One of her favorite places to travel to was Las Vegas, where she once won $1,200 on a royal flush. Kaneko is survived by her children Eric, Ann Kubota, Mark (Kellee) and Val; daughter-in-law Nad; grandchildren Amber, Kristen, Brayden and Rylie; great-grandson Azien and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Charlie and her son Jon. Visitation will be held at 10 am on Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service to follow at 11 am. Casual attire.

Dr. Nesanet Senaite Mitiku

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameDR. NESANET SENAITE MITIKU September 1, 1975 – September 24, 2015 40, born in Ithaca, New York and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on September 24, 2015 after a two year battle with cancer. A brilliant artistic and scientific mind, Nesanet achieved excellence in her academic and extracurricular pursuits from a young age. While attending the University Laboratory School, Nesanet performed as a violinist with the Hawaii Youth Symphony, sang with various select choirs, and won multiple awards for her paintings, including the Kaha Ki’i Congressional Art Competition. She represented Hawaii at the America’s Junior Miss Scholarship Competition and was also selected as a National Science Foundation Pacific Region Young Scholar. Nesanet continued her pursuit of scientific study, completing her undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering at Stanford University where she subsequently attained both a medical degree and PhD in Genetics. She specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington and received clinical and research grants from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to pursue advanced training in MS. Upon completion of her residency and fellowship, Nesanet accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where she focused her research and clinical work on MS with the goal of creating new and improved treatments for the disease. Nesanet is survived by her parents and two younger sisters. Waialae Kahala Chapel 1172 21ST Ave. Hon, HI 96818 4/30/16 at 5 PM

Yutaka Miyahira

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

YUTAKA MIYAHIRA Age 91, of Aiea passed away on April 17, 2016 at St. Francis Hospice in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina, Maui and was a retired KSC Service Station night manager and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife Florence S. Miyahira; children Karen (Gary) Yanagida, Rachel (Alvin) Okihiro, Stephen T. Miyahira; Gail (Dexter) Teruya, Janice (Gary) Shintaku and Elizabeth (Robert) Tokunaga; 10 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. on Saturday (April 30, 2016) at Kalihi Union Church, service 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jeannette Ribellia

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameJEANNETTE RIBELLIA Jeannette Ribellia, 54, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed from her earthly life on March 25, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC. Jeannette is survived by her children, David Ribellia (Crystal), Carlos Ribellia (Kelly), Kenneth Ribellia (Scarlet), Ryan Ribellia (Shanell), and Nyle Le; grand- children, Chance, David Jr., Allysen, Izaiah, Mila, Liana, and Ava; sisters, Patricia Kataoka (Danny) and Joanna Akagi (Bryan). Jeannette was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and sister. Her family was very important to her and she cared for them deeply. She spent ten years working in the medical field as a registered nurse. She had a passion for helping others and it was evident in her work. Memories of Jeannette will forever be cherished and remain in our hearts always. A celebration of life service will be held on April 30th, 2016 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Visitation starts at 10:00am, service to start by 10:45am. Casual attire.

James “Jimmy” Green

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

JAMES JIMMY GREEN March 19, 2016 Jimmy passed away in Vancouver, his daughter (Bev) and son-in-law (Sonny Parker) at his side. Jean, his loving wife of 53 years passed away in 2005. Jimmy was born in Glasgow, Scotland, living there until immigrating to Canada with Jean in 1957. After retiring as an electrical engineer, they spent more time in Hawaii and considered it home also. Jimmy was a member of both the North Vancouver and Honolulu Lawn Bowling Clubs. He will be remembered as a hard worker, great husband and father with a warm smile and unmistakable whistle.

Xavier (Buda) Ishihara

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

XAVIER (BUDA) ISHIHARA Xavier (Buda) Ishihara passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Mike) Ishihara, sons Xavier Ishihara, Jr., Kurt (Katheen), and Xareth Ishihara. Brother Mervyn Ishihara of Maine, sisters Eloise Sonoda, Rosina Lei Kurosawa and grandchildren Reece and Keanu Ishihara. Celebration of Life services will be held on Sunday morning, May 15, 2016, at the Mauka Chapel at Mililani Mortuary. Specific time will be given at a later date.

Robert Charles Flair

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameROBERT CHARLES FLAIR Robert “Bob” Flair, age 79 of Kailua, Hawaii passed away at his home surrounded by his family on April 15, 2016. He is survived by his wife Simone and daughters Jeanine Grandchamp, Yvette Elledge-Rhodes (Todd), Michele Beaumont (Dane), and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Kenneth from Metairie, Louisiana. Bob was born November 8, 1936, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Spring Hill College, Mobile AL and went on to Medical School at Louisiana State University where he was a Reserved Commissioned Officer grade of Lieutenant with the Armed Forces. Bob entered active military duty in 1961 with the Army and completed his internship and residency at Tripler Army Medical Hospital. He served as Chief of Pathology with the Third Field Hospital from 1967-1968 in South Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement in 1968. Bob finished his military career at Tripler Army Hospital as Chief of Clinical Pathology, Lt. Colonel in 1974. After the Army, Dr. Flair was hired at Straub Hospital in 1974 where he worked for 27 years. His practice focused on clinical pathology and he served as Chief of Staff at Straub for many years, during which time he was a respected leader and helmsman for the hospital. He was warmly regarded by his fellow pathologists, laboratorians, and clinical colleagues. Dr. Flair also donated his time as Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. He was awarded Clinical Professor of the Year for many years and was highly regarded by his students and fellow professors. Bob had a passion for travel and photography, visiting countries all over the world with his wife Simone, collecting souvenirs for display. He also enjoyed time with his family, tennis, watching sports, and reading. Memorial services have been held. Inurnment will be at a future date at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punch Bowl. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses from Straub Hospital and staff from Hospice St. Francis that provided care. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 148 Makawao Street, Kailua HI 96734 or Straub Foundation, 55 Merchant Street, Ste 2600, Honolulu, HI 96813-4333. Online condolences at www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com .

Andrew Dexter Bonocan

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameANDREW DEXTER BONOCAN Andrew Dexter Bonocan, 63, of Honolulu died March 21, 2016 at Hale Nani. He was born in Honolulu and was an Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Specialist for The Bus and ABRS (Andy Bonocan Refrigeration Services). He is survived by son Austin M. Bonocan; daughter Ann M. Bonocan; caregiver Debi Import; hanai daughter Hoku Import; hanai son Haku Import; brothers Ricky, Jonathan and Don Bonocan. Visitation 9:30 a.m. on Saturday (April 30, 2016) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Geraldine Frank Kelley

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameGERALDINE FRANK KELLEY Geraldine Frank Kelley, 85, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ while surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised on Jack Lane in Nu’uanu, she graduated from McKinley high school, and worked as a clerk at Castle & Cook, then transferred to Matson Navigation where she later retired. Geri traveled the world singing and dancing hula with the Honolulu Police Choral Group Women’s Auxiliary, co-founded Flying Tigers Cargo and Dan’s Trucking, and helped to coordinate the Puerto Rican Senior men’s baseball league. Geri raised her son Clarence “Tookie” Kelley as a single mother and managed to send him to Iolani School, Bowdoin College, and the University of British Columbia where he earned his Master degree in Art. He later became the curator at the Dayton Art Institute. Nana, as she’s affectionate called, blossomed into a strong, independent, giving matriarch for our family. Nana survived by hanai daughter Napua, grand- daughter Kalena (Lisa), grandson Joshua, 5 great grandchildren Kapryce (Helaman), Summer, Jordan, Peyton and Mahina, and 3 great-great-grand- children Kaikane, Reef and Hailey-Kai. A private celebration of Nana’s wonderful life is being held on Friday April 29th at the Honolulu Elks Club.

STELLA & GEORGE MIYACHI

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameSTELLA GEORGE MIYACHI TOGETHER AGAIN! Stella Miyachi, 87, was reunited with her husband George in the Paradise of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth. She passed away on Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:26 pm. Her last words were her husband’s name, she repeated it several times, then passed. After being separated by George’s death in 2010, they are now reunited in heaven. Stella spent her last two years living with her son Randall and daughter in-law, Susan, in Kaimuki. She enjoyed daily walks and happily greeting the neighbors. She sang spontaneously when she was happy and often sang on her daily walks. She encouraged those around her with her words and kindness. Stella, a devoted Christian, placed her trust in Christ, and was water baptized at Olivet Baptist Church. In 1950, Stella became employed at Naval Supply Center (NSC), Pearl Harbor and worked there as an executive secretary to the NSC commander. In 1952, she met and married George Miyachi, at Olivet Baptist. Stella bore three children, Randall, Georgene Joy and Ginny Lynn. In 1962 Miyachis moved from Palolo to Pearl City. They joined First Baptist Church Pearl City, pastored by Mori and Lillian Hiratani. In 1970, the Miyachi family moved from Pearl City to Wailupe Circle in Aina Hina. There George built a beautiful home for Stella. The couple entertained many friends and family at their Wailupe home. They also helped raise their three grandchildren, David Miyachi, Christy and Heidi Christian in their home. Stella moved from NSC, PH to work for Defense Investigative Service (DIS), USDOD as a secretary. She retired from DIS in Jan 1984 with many fond memories the Special Agents who worked at DIS, Honolulu Field Office. Stella and George were most often seen together walking around Kahala Mall, greeting friends and eating at Kahala Zippys everyday during their retirement years. Everyone who knew them said, “You always saw them together they were always together”. They were very much in love. And now through forgiveness and salvation provided by their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ they are together again! Stella was laid to rest at Diamond Head Memorial Park during a private service attended by her family. Aloha Oe Stella! Until we met again! Love you MOM!

Douglas A. Williams

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameDOUGLAS A. WILLIAMS Douglas A. Williams passed away on April 18, 2016 at age 73 at his home after a battle with cancer. Doug will be remembered by his wife of 45 years, Janet, son Kevin and many loving family members and friends. He grew up in Grosse Pointe, MI, but fell in love with Hawaii over 45 years ago and settled in Kailua. He attended Michigan State University and received a Bachelor’s degree and MBA in Business. Doug was an entrepreneur and founder, CEO of Douglas Trade Shows, Hawaii’s largest trade show production company. He had a passion for science, technology, nature, and charitable empathy for people and the human condition. Doug’s much-admired kindness, brilliance, generosity, humor and work-ethic will live on. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send charitable donations to Leilani Farm Sanctuary (http://www.leilanifarmsanctuary.org) in honor of Doug.

HARUMI SEKIOKA

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

HARUMI SEKIOKA Age 95, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 10, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born February 9, 1921 in Ewa, Oahu, HI. She was a homemaker. She is survived by sons, Terry (June) Sekioka, Edward (Lynette) Sekioka; daughter, Becky Sekioka; brother, Hiyoichi Abe; sisters, Yemiko Yamamoto, Kimie Yoshiba, Jane Tazawa; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Private services held.

YOSHITO “AWO” “WALLY” OKATA

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

YOSHITO AWO WALLY OKATA Age 83, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 5, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born August 4, 1932 in Ewa, HI. Retired carpenter at Public Work Center Barbers Point Naval Station. He is survived by daughters, Diane (Wendell) Sukita, Valerie (Dixon) Suzuki, Sandra (Eric) Sato; brothers, Toshio Okata, Jerry K. Okata; sister, Chizuko Yasuhara; grandchildren, Wendi (Jason) Ho, Krysti Sukita, Tamlyn Suzuki, Garis Suzuki; caregiver, Grace Camacho. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

LUCILLE YAEKO YOSHIMURA

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

LUCILLE YAEKO YOSHIMURA Age 86, of Aiea, HI, passed away March 20, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 19, 1929 in Hilo, HI. She was retired clerk for Royal State National Insurance Company and the treasurer for the Aiea United Methodist Church. She is survived by son, Nathan Yoshimura; sister, Dorothy (Richard) Hioki; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (April 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


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