Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LILLIAN SAYOMI ASATO (KAWASAKI)

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

LILLIAN SAYOMI ASATO (KAWASAKI)in Hilo, HI. Lillian grew up with a large extended family and was part of the Taniguchi family that manages KTA Superstores on the Big Island of Hawaii. She graduated from Hilo High School in 1968. After graduating from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Math, Lillian pursued and obtained her M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii. She met her husband, Dennis K. Asato, at the University of Hawaii Computing Center, while working on a research grant in traffic computer modeling for the Department of Transportation. They both were recruited by Boeing in 1974 after graduating and were married in 1975. Sacrificing her professional career, she went on to raise four children in Maple Valley, WA full-time. Selfless, thoughtful and caring, Lillian always volunteered in her children's activities. She also held various positions on the board of the White River Buddhist Temple, local, district, and national level chapters of the Buddhist Women's Association, and also taught Dharma School. She is survived by her husband, Dennis K. Asato of Maple Valley, WA; four children: Joy Meglasson (David), Eric Asato (Le Ha), Kelsey Asato and Tessa Asato (Nate); and three grandchildren (Kyle, Catie, and Wilson). Memorial Service held at White River Buddhist Temple, Washington. Public services will take place for Lillian: Simple Public Memorial Service followed by a Private Inurnment (Nokotsudo) Service - June 26, 2017 at 11am at Pearl City Hongwanji, 858 2nd St, Pearl City, HI 96782 Simple Public Funeral Service followed by a Private Inurnment (Nokotsudo) Service - June 30, 2017 at 4pm at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720 All are welcome to attend. Should friends desire, donations may be sent to either Pearl City Hongwanji or Hilo Betsuin.

FAITH M. WAI

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

FAITH M. WAIFaith Mililani Wai, age 63, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 11, 2017 at her Kaimuki home operated by The Arc in Hawaii. She was born on September 10, 1953 to Lambert and Cecilia (Sammie) Wai. Her life and presence inspired the start of many community residential and day services for people with developmental disabilities. Faith is survived by her father, Lambert; her sister, Francine; and numerous cousins. Services will be held on Thursday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Chapel. Visitation at 4:00 p.m. Mahalo to The Arc in Hawaii, Straub Hospital, and St. Francis Hospice for her excellent care. Gifts in her honor may be made to The Arc in Hawaii.

John Hugh Severson

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

John Hugh SeversonDecember 12, 1933 May 26, 2017 Founder of "Surfer Magazine", film maker, artist, husband and father. John died at his Maui home surrounded by four of his girls on May 26, in the house he built and loved on his favorite surf spot. He is survived by his wife Louise; daughters, Jenna and Anna and his five granddaughters, Alize, Luna, Kea, Aleia and Zoe. The Honolulu Museum of Art will honor John by screening his last film "Pacific Vibrations" at the Doris Duke Theater on Thursday the 13th of July. ~ He left a fabulous legacy for us all to remember him by. He will be greatly missed ~

Charlotte Yemiko “Mullet” Guro

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

82, of Kaneohe, took her last breath on earth and her first breath in heaven on May 20, 2017. Born August 25, 1934 in Koolaupoko, she was a retired hairdresser and cosmetologist. Preceded in death by husband, Robert (Bobby), she is survived by son, Robb; daughters, Blossom Tober, April Griebenow, Stacie Ichinose and Candace Kwan; 9 grandchildren, 6 great- grandchildren; sisters Janet Nishizawa, Momoye Yamashiro and Irene Kosaka. Celebration of Life Saturday, July 1 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Visitation 9:30am, service 10:30am. Burial: Monday, July 3, 10 am at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Koolau Circle. Casual attire.

Man Chu Au

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

65, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu after losing his battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Yuk Sun; his daughter, Ashely and her husband, Lincoln Lye; his son, Spencer and his wife, Jeanne; and many extended family. Born and raised in Zhongshan, Guangdong, the son of Shek Chau Au and Miao Xi Yan, he immigrated to Hawaii from Hong Kong at the age of 35 and was a longtime resident of Honolulu. He was employed in the construction, hotel, and restaurant industries. Man Chu was an adventurous traveler and a supportive figure for his entire family. He enjoyed the little things in life like growing fruits, vegetables and raising dogs. He had a passion for fishing and his pastimes included cooking and spending quality time with his family. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 28, 9:00AM at the Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel, followed by 1:00PM burial at the Valley of the Temple.

WILLIAM JOHN JENNER

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

WILLIAM JOHN JENNER79, of Hawaii Kai, died June 19, 2017 in Honolulu with his daughters and wife by his side. He was a retired Navy and Harbor Patrol officer. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kitty Jenner; daughters Mary Jenner (George) and Eva Jenner (Alika); 6 grandchildren: Zoe, Eva, Malia, Audrey, Grey and Makai; and his beloved poi dog, Sunny. Private remembrance ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to ASPCA. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services

Richard Tsunayuki Tanaka

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

95, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442 Regimental Team, Service Company passed away peacefully on June 6, 2017 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He was a service manager and sales manager for various auto dealers. Survived by wife, Eleanor Hinaye. daughters Laura Lea (Alan) Toyama and Lisa Ann (Kevin) Kawai; brother Kenneth; sisters Joyce Yoshiura and Blanche Ito; 4 grandchildren, Ashlyn & Travis Toyama and Tari & Kirra Kawai, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers William Sr. (Audrey) and Henry (Hilda). Visitation 9:00 am Sunday July 2nd at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10:00 am. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Helen Sasako Tsuda

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

101, of Honolulu, a retired packer for Del Monte Pineapple Cannery, passed away on June 7, 2017. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by sons, Fred S., Barry I., Robert K. and Roderic A. (Pat). She was predeceased by husband, Shizukazu, and son, Dennis N. Private services. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Betty Kinue Toda

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

88, of Honolulu, passed away on June 8, 2017. Born in Maunawili, Kailua, she was a retired American Optical Co secretary. She is survived by her husband, Wilbert "Willy"; son, Chris (Carol) Toda; daughters, Linda (Wayne) Austin and Yvonne (James) Crites; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Stanley Tamashiro and sister, Margaret Goya. Visitation 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 3:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

EUGENIA B. AVERA

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

EUGENIA B. AVERA98, Passed away on June 1, 2017. Born in Naguillian La Union, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Tuna Packers and a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survived by son Rudy Avera; daughters Rosita Nitta, Virginia "Virgy" Avera, Dionicia "Deesha" (Leroy) Piiohia, Esavela "Bella" Baker, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. All Services will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Wednesday, June 28, visitation at 5 pm, Service at 6 pm and Burial Thursday June 29, 10 am.

Walter Shoichi Kubota

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

Walter Shoichi Kubota84, passed June 4, 2017 at his Palolo home with family. Survived by wife of 60 years, Ellen Kubota, daughters, Stacey Takanishi & Adele Horikawa, 4 Grandchildren, & sister, Evelyn Tamanaha. A skilled auto mechanic, successful 17-year owner of Walt's Texaco Kapahulu, supervisor UH Transportation Services. Passions: Golfing with friends, sharing his Manoa lettuce, radish & lychee, his Family, & Grandchildren. We miss him dearly and hold loving memories. Service on July 1. Visit at 10am; Service 11. Casual; no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Evan Jonah Won

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

Evan Jonah Won, 14, of Kapahulu, passed away peacefully at home on June 10. He is survived by his loving parents Ethan and Tisha Won; brothers, Haven and Justin Won; grandmother, Judy Honda; uncles, Robert Pennybacker, Reed Won and John and Nicholas Kolivas; aunts, Patricia Won and Mindy Pennybacker Wallace; cousins, Rory Wallace, Kainalu and Kalei Kolivas, Matthew and Rachel Won and a large ohana of uncles, aunties and cousins. Visitation with the family begins at 9 a.m., followed by a service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 at Kaimuki Christian Church, 1117 Koko Head Ave. Reception to follow. Casual attire, no flowers. Private Burial.

Carey, John Elmer

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

Carey, John ElmerJohn Elmer Carey, July 9, 1925 - June 8, 2017. John, a lifelong resident of Madison, WI spent his winters in Hawaii since 1988 when he ran in the Marine Corps Marathon and visited the USS Arizona Memorial. He enjoyed the Hawaiian Open, the Pro Bowl and climbing Diamond Head. Most of all he enjoyed the parades and marching with other veterans. John loved his Hawaiian friends. He spoke often about returning. His daughters, Louise, Ramona and Veronica would like to thank his friend, Les and others that kept in touch. Please keep John in your hearts and send a prayer or a salute. Aloha Keoni. Online condolences may be made at http://www.gundersonfh.com.

George Frederick Hutton

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

George Frederick Hutton84 of Honolulu died on June 12. He is survived by son Grant and grandsons Gareth and Gavan of Georgetown, TX, grandson Greg of Thornton, CO, daughter Audrey of Honolulu, brother Harry and sister-in-law Harriet of Raymore, MO, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was born in Osceola, MO on October 23, 1932 and raised in Osceola and Kansas City. He grew up with a strong work ethic which led him to be the first in his family to graduate from college. He graduated with a civil engineering degree from the University of Missouri in 1954 and afterwards spent 2 years in the Army. He married Nanette Preston on March 8, 1958. Over the next few years they followed his career and moved to Chicago, back to Kansas City, then San Diego, Los Angeles, and Concord, California. One of the original founding members of Charles Pankow, Inc., in 1965 he transferred with his wife and 2 young children to Hawaii. After completing his first project, the Campbell Building, he was tasked with finding more projects to build. Ultimately he created one of the most successful and reputable construction and development organizations in the state and influenced the skyline of Honolulu. More than 50 buildings in Hawaii can be attributed to his success and leadership. After his retirement from Pankow in September of 1991 he developed the Aloha Tower Marketplace project which was his last building project. His influence extended to the people around him who described him as a highly respected businessman and mentor. Many of the people he influenced are now guiding construction and development throughout the United States and credit George for showing them the right way to do things. George loved the shooting sports and was an avid target shooter traveling all over the world to compete against the best. He held a Master classification from the NRA and relished beating "hot-shot" shooters that were decades younger than him. Cribbage was his favorite game and he was found playing it regularly in the card room of the Pacific Club or with his son and grandsons. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Pacific Club in Honolulu on July 10th from 5:30p to 8:30p. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers or gifts, a donation can be made to the Le Jardin Academy Annual Fund in memory of George F. Hutton.

Minako Higuchi

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

Minako HiguchiMinako Higuchi passed away May 24, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. Born in Nanking, China on January 1, 1942, she spent her childhood in Tokyo, Japan where she attended Aoyama Gakuin Elementary and Morimura Gakuen High School. In her twenties, she moved to the United States, residing first in Maryland. There, she lived on a yacht and sailed up and down the East Coast, traveling as far as South America and Canada. In the 1970s, she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where she lived for 45 years. After retiring from Macy's (formerly Liberty House) fine jewelry, she moved to Portland, Oregon in 2015 to be near family. Minako was an avid golfer who also enjoyed sailing, traveling, sky diving and good food. She is survived by her sister, Michiko Senaga, nieces, Nancy Senaga and Nina Freauff and two young grand-nephews.

George I. Fujioka

Posted On June 25th, 2017 -

U.S. Army Veteran 88, Born on February 20, 1929, died on May 15th, 2017. He is a retiree of the U.S.P.S. He is survived by daughters Frances Yamada & Kay Monis (Victor); sister Grace Magsayo of CA, & grandkids Matthew, Mitchell, Erika & Patrick. Celebration of Life will be held on June 30, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary in Waipio, Mauka Chapel, visitation from 5-6:00 p.m., & services to follow at 6:00 p.m.

Paul Elia Karratti, Jr.

Posted On June 24th, 2017 -

Paul Elia Karratti Jr., 63 of Tacoma, WA passed away June 6, 2017 in Honolulu, HI. He was born August 30, 1953 in Honolulu, HI. His legacy lives on through his wife Marylee Leina'ala "Mama" Milles - Karratti; Parents: Elaine Maybell Karratti and Paul Elia Karratti (deceased); Sons: Charles J Keahi Milles - Karratti; Daughters: Dawn L. Paaluhi (Jason), Ka'ala S. Wright (Clancy), Natashia Anela Milles - Karratti; Grand- children: Kamu, Tati, Jayna, Johniya, Jen-sen Carlos, Taylor, Talia, Clancy, Cyrus, Cienna; Great grandchildren: Kairie, Kalena, Ryzen, Taylin; Many Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Glenn K. Inouye

Posted On June 24th, 2017 -

69, of Waianae, passed away on June 7, 2017. He was a retired technician for Hawaiian Telephone. He is survived by sons, Michael and Douglas, mother, Flora, brother, Alan and sister, Carolyn Modomo. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

ROBERTA HSIU BERTEAU

Posted On June 24th, 2017 -

August 12, 1936 - November 17, 2016 A Celebration of Life and gathering will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the "Bread of Life" Church on Keaulana Street in Nanakuli. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the scattering of ashes to follow at Zablan Beach in Nanakuli.

Hideko Shishido Sanada

Posted On June 24th, 2017 -

Hideko Shishido SanadaAge 98, of Kaneohe, passed away June 6, 2017. She was born in Honolulu on March 31, 1919, and was a retired seamstress for Union Supply Company. She was a member of the Kai-Wai Seniors Club. Survived by sons, Glenn and Dennis Sanada; daughter, Elaine Sanada; grandchildren, Melissa Emiko and Allan. Services will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation at 5:30 p.m. with Buddhist services at 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

DARRIN E. WHITSON

Posted On June 23rd, 2017 -

DARRIN E. WHITSON2/2/66 - 6/23/15 It's been 2 years, and it's still hard to believe you're gone. Forever in my heart...until we meet again...I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!

Ronald “RB” Leon Burnes, Jr.

Posted On June 23rd, 2017 -

Ronald 68, of Meridian, ID, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at his home. Ron was born on September 13, 1948 in Honolulu, HI to Ronald L. Burnes, Sr., and Leatrice Mary Medeiros. He lived in Hawaii until he was 5 years old. His family later moved to Missouri, California, and Nevada. He then found his happy place in Idaho. He worked for 40 years for Sears as a service technician. While at Sears, he received numerous awards and recognitions. He was very gifted in repairing anything. Ron was passionate about fishing, radio control cars and had a love for cooking. He was also an assistant Boy Scout Leader and was enjoyed servicing in his church. Ron is survived by former wife and close friend, Sandi Burnes; children: Taunya (Joe) Fontana, Erica (Frank) Lujano, Kevin Burnes, Jason Burnes, Samantha (Mike) Anderson and 7 grand- children. He is also survived by his siblings: Desmond Miller, Charles Ray Miller, Vincent Miller, Susan Kell Marvin, Gina Stone and numerous cousins and extended family many of whom are still on the islands and enjoying their rich Hawaiian heritage. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joseph Miller. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM with a service following at 3:00 PM at Calvary Chapel Meridian, 1550 S. Tech Ln, Meridian, ID. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to paypal.me/KBurnes. Remembrances may be left for the family at www.AccentFuneral.com. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home and Cremation, Meridian, ID. 208-888-5833.

Elizabeth Leilani Fujitani

Posted On June 23rd, 2017 -

Elizabeth Leilani Fujitani, 87 of Honolulu passed away June 3, 2017. She retired from Hawaiian Magazine Distributors. Survived by son, Glenn H. (Lorraine) Fujitani; daughters, Sharon S. Tsuha and Lynn N. Ikeda; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Funeral Service: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Committal Service Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Casual Attire.

MARY KA’AKAU (AKIMA) WATSON

Posted On June 23rd, 2017 -

86, passed on May 31 2017. Formerly of Ka'alaea Kahalu'u. She is survived by 10 children, 31 grandchildren, 76 great grand- children and 26 great-great-grand- children with more on the way. Her services will be Sunday June 25, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation 9:30am service 10:30am with burial at 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Roy Satoshi Miyashiro

Posted On June 23rd, 2017 -

82, of Honolulu, a retired electrician for the Hilton Hawaiian Village, passed away on June 7, 2017 at Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Judith; sister, Doris Chow; and by one niece and nephews. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Isamu Ebisutani

Posted On June 23rd, 2017 -

91, of Honolulu, passed away on June 8, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Japanese translator for the State of Hawaii Visitors Information Program, Airport. He is survived by his wife, Leatrice; son, Kyle (Carlene); daughters, Geni and Leni; grand- children, Kaitlynn and Kyler and sister-in-law, Gail Sugita. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Carl Toshiyuki Kameoka

Posted On June 22nd, 2017 -

73, of Kailua, passed away on May 31, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. Preceded in death by wife, Aileen, he is survived by his son, Reid (fiance Joanna) Kameoka; daughter, Wendy (Matthew) Noblett; five grand- children; brothers, Albert (Elaine), Justin, Andrew (Patsy) and Francis (Ofelia) Kato and sister, Nancy (Robert) Nishimura. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

ESTRELLA LACISTE YANUARIA

Posted On June 22nd, 2017 -

ESTRELLA LACISTE YANUARIA "But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 Estrella Laciste Yanuaria, age 89, of Aiea, Hawaii passed away on May 11, 2017. Born October 31, 1927 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Estrella was a retired seamstress and a member of the Moanalua Community Church. Estrella loved God and her Family. She is survived by her children, son Erwin Yanuaria; daughters, Ofelia (Lito) Luzod, Hedy (Mario) Yanos, Everly (Brandon) Le; daughter-in-law Melinda Yanuaria (Elson+); 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; & 1 great- great grandchild. Visitation & Wake Service: 5:30 - 9pm. Tuesday (June 27) at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Funeral Service 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 28) at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Dr. Alden Takeo Suzui

Posted On June 22nd, 2017 -

52, of Honolulu, self-employed general dentistry dba Alden Suzui Inc., passed away on May 5, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by his mother, Florence T. Suzui and brother, Evan Suzui. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

WINFRED GILMAN CAVACO

Posted On June 22nd, 2017 -

WINFRED GILMAN CAVACOPassed away at home June 3, 2017 in Pineville, NC. Born June 11, 1938 in Honolulu HI. Graduated from St. Louis High school. Served in US Airforce. Retired from Hawaii Electric Co. He is survived by his spouse Louise Erin Cavaco; His Children; David, Katherine and Shelly; His Stepchildren: Douglas and Nicole; His Grand and Great- grandchildren; His sisters: Jennifer Higgins and Charlene Lock. Graveside service & burial of Urn at Diamond Head Memorial Park on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:30 am.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran