Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Gensho Miyashiro

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

GENSHO MIYASHIRO Age 102, passed away on February 1, 2015. Born in Eleele, Kauai, he was a retired chef for the Ilikai Hotel and Pagoda Hotel. A member of Jikoen Hongwanji and Haneji Club, Mr. Miyashiro is survived by his wife, Yoshiko; daughters, Leatrice (George) Higa and Christine (John) Botelho; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Gencho (Kazuko) and Genbun (Nobuko) Miyagi. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

CLAYTON M PALAU

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

CLAYTON M. PALAU Age 64, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 9, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born August 11, 1950 in Honolulu, HI. He retired from the Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. He is survived by wife, Diane Palau; son, Paul (Cherrie) Palau; daughters, Lovelyn (David) Ampeloquio, Shanna (Ryan) Kahana; brother, Robert “Bobby” Palau; 8 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Mar 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Scattering of ashes 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Mar 21) at Pokai Bay, Waianae.

CHRISTOPHER ROBERT BORSCH

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

$nameCHRISTOPHER ROBERT BORSCH Christopher Robert Borsch, born on July 7, 1975 in Honolulu to Patti Borsch and the late Ferd J. Borsch, died peacefully at home on January 27, 2015, while surrounded by family. Chris grew up in the beautiful Temple Valley area of Kaneohe. He attended St. Ann School, Maryknoll Grade School and graduated from Maryknoll High School in 1993. Always the peace-maker, he served as a peer counselor during his upperclassman years. He had a deep love for sports and participated in JV and varsity basketball, volleyball and track. In 2000, he received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Chris worked hard and played hard. The beach was his playground as he spent many days with family and friends body surfing and playing with his beloved Newfie, Kuma. He is survived by his mother Patti Borsch and step-father Edward Lui; brothers Timmy Borsch and Brian Borsch; and sister Lisa Wardwell (Daniel). Celebration of Chris’ life will be held on March 23, 2015 at Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu. Visitation at 9:30 am; Eulogy at 10:30 am; Mass at 11:00 am; reception immediately following Mass. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frances Leilani Aweau Ashley

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

FRANCES LEILANI AWEAU ASHLEY Age 86, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 3, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 29, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. She was a member of the Pokai Bay Orchid Club, Waianae AARP, Wahiawa Lion’s Club, and a volunteer for Hawaii Food Bank. She is survived by sons, Bradfrey “Gary” (Debbie) Ashley, Grayling (Colette) Ashley, Danet Ashley, Myron (Giselle) Ashley; daughter, Shelaine (Alfred) Carvalho; brother, Julian Hipolito; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Mar 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow 1:00 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery, Wahiawa. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Esperdion “Eddie” Asugui Atmospera

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

ESPERDION EDDIE ASUGUI ATMOSPERA Age 96, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 12, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 14, 1918 in the Philippines. Esperdion was retired from Castle & Cooke as a stevedore. He is survived by sons, Richard (Barbara) Atmospera, Clifford (Yvonne) Atmospera, Randy (Joanna) Atmospera, John (Clara) Atmospera, Alfred (Judy) Rebolledo; daughter, Marion (Stanley) Medeiros; 32 grandchildren; 37 great-grand- children; 2 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Thursday (Mar. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:45 a.m. Inurnment 11:30 a.m., Saturday (Mar. 21) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

SUSAN A. M. LEE

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

SUSAN A. M. LEE August 1, 1953 – December 23, 2014 Susan A. M. (Scown) Lee passed December 23, 2014 in New Zealand, age 61 years, with her family by her side. She was the beloved mother of Shona, Kanani, Diana, and Trevor (deceased); nana of Jaron, Trevor, Jonah, Makana, and Keahi; loving daughter of Trevor Scown and Jocelyn Lovell (deceased); sister of Vivienne, Warryck, Shelton, and Marcia; and partner of Jack Shaff. A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Club View Gardens Recreation Center 47-761 Hui Kelu St. Kaneohe, HI 96744. Please join us to celebrate our mother’s life.

Betty (Akiko) Miyagawa Fukushima

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

BETTY (AKIKO) MIYAGAWA FUKUSHIMA 80, the last of seven siblings passed away on Friday, February 27th in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Born in Maui, HI on August 3, 1934 to Koichi and Sumiko Miyagawa. Shortly after graduating from McKinley High School in 1952, Betty Miyagawa married high school sweetheart, Clarence Fukushima. They got married and settled in Huntington Beach, California where they raised their two daughters. She is survived by her two daughters Lori, and Lyn, her 4 grandchildren, Kristin, Patrick, Cassidy, Nicholas, and two great grandchildren, Paige, Parker and her nieces and nephews. Betty Fukushima’s ashes will be scatterred off the coast of Newport Beach, California, in a private ceremony for immediate family.

Henry “Big Hank” Asinsin Jr

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

HENRY BIG HANK ASINSIN, JR. Age 60, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 12, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 10, 1954 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by spouse, Leona P. Asinsin; sons, Randy G. K. (Kelly) Asinsin, Sr., Henry “Hank” N. (Lisa) Asinsin, III; daughters, Kelley Ann M. (Frankie) Santiago, Julie H. (Lisale) Paselio; brothers, Clyde T. (Donna) Asinsin, William J. “Bill” (Doreen) Asinsin; sisters, Lil “Lani” (George) Naki, Melonie S. Asinsin, Hollie W. (Gregory) Kamai; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Mar. 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Sean Lee

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

SEAN LEE 34, beloved son and father was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Though his life was short, it was memorable and will be remembered fondly by his friends and family. He is survived by father James R. Lee, wife Misty, daughter Haley, mother Lisa Lee, sisters Jeannine and Janette, brothers James, Jeremy and Daniel, stepmother Marina Lee. Memorial services will be held in Portland Oregon on Saturday March 14th and in Honolulu at Oahu Cemetery on March 21st at 10am.

Marcelo “Ninoy” Lamug Duez

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

MARCELO “NINOY” LAMUG DEUZ Age 42, of Honolulu, passed away February 17, 2015 in Honolulu. Born January 16, 1973 in Lataag, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was employed at Nishimoto Trading Company and an avid fisherman. He is survived by parents, Filemon and Florencia Deuz; brothers, Dominador (Corazon) Deuz, Joel (Lina) Deuz, Leonard Deuz, Diomedes Deuz; sisters, Marlyn (Joseph) Deuz- Bumanglag, Nelfa Deuz, Lina Deuz, Marites (Jeffrey) Fernandez. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 3/20 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday 3/21 at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Soledad Nagtalon Ancheta

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

SOLEDAD NAGTALON ANCHETA Age 94, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 9, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born April 28, 1920 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Florasol (Reynaldo) Damo, Florence (Benjamin) Peralta; brothers, Florendo Nagtalon, Efren (Kathy) Nagtalon; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Mar 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

ALFRED L.K. KAUIHOU

Posted On March 13th, 2015 -

$nameALFRED L.K. KAUIHOU May 20, 1923 -February 26, 2015 On February 26, 2015, Alfred L.K. Kauihou Jr. peacefully passed in his sleep at home. He was 91 years old, and was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Doris, five children: Lyle (Leilyn), Jan Russell, Gregg (Carol), Gayle, Ross and many nieces and nephews. He enjoyed his retirement after 32 years of service as a salesman for Sears Roebuck. He was a loving husband, and a dedicated, loving father to his children. He had a strength of character, wonderful sense of humor and always, a positive outlook on life. He will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation: 5-6 p.m., Wednesday –March 18–at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LAWRENCE “LARRY” YATSUO YANAGI

Posted On March 13th, 2015 -

LAWRENCE LARRY YATSUO YANAGI Lawrence “Larry” Yatsuo Yanagi, 83 of Honolulu. Passed away on February 18, 2015. Born June 2, 1931 in Wailuku, Maui. Retired from GTE Hawaiiantel as a Customer Services Specialist and an Air Force veteran. Survived he survived by wife Lily. Daughters Lori Castaneda and Ginger Ramirez, son Guy Lau. Brother George “Sonny” Yanagi, three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services 10 a.m. Inumnent 10:30 a.m. March 17 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Seikichi Ige

Posted On March 12th, 2015 -

SEIKICHI IGE Age 84, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 10, 2015 in Honolulu. Born January 5, 1931 in Waipahu. She is survived by sister, Shizuko Yamauchi; nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Mar 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

VENANCIO BERGANTINOS LIME

Posted On March 11th, 2015 -

VENANCIO BERGANTINOS LIME Age 101 of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 9, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born May 18, 1913 in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Lesa Lime; sons, Vincent (Pauline) Lime, Angel (Sheralyn) Lime of Fairfield, CA, Taateo Lime; daughters, Anita (Felix) Navares, Shirley (Sonny) Miguel of El Paso, TX, Linda (Dwight) Daniel of San Antonio, TX, Sally (Peter) Tomas of Humble, TX, Lillian Lime, Sandra (Bruce) Lime, Helen (Wayne) Hunt of Fayetteville, NC, Susan (David) Bailey; 48 grandchildren; 74 great grandchildren; 10 great-great granchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Mar.17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Family Program 10:30 a.m. Prayer service 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CLARENCE BUSH JR.

Posted On March 11th, 2015 -

$nameCLARENCE BUSH JR. Retired C & C Refuse Dept. Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary March 18, 2015 Visitation: 9:30 – 10:30 am Service: 10:30 – 11am

YUKIE MCCORMICK

Posted On March 11th, 2015 -

YUKIE MCCORMICK Yukie McCormick, one of 13 children born April 13, 1920 to Genjiro Hironaka and Yoshi Hirosue who migrated from Yamaguchi, Japan to Lihue, Kauai and later to Waialua. Passed away peacefully on February 24, 2015. She worked many years in the food industry business which included JoJan’s, Michel’s, and the Spencecliff Corporation @ the Ranch House in Aina Haina as a pantry cook. She is survived by one sister, Jean Shimasaki of Eureka, California, daughters Diane E Harada and Deborah Ann McCormick, four grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

ANITA CARAVALHO GARCIA

Posted On March 10th, 2015 -

ANITA CARAVALHO GARCIA Age 80, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 1, 2015 in Kaneohe, HI. Born September 26, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. A devoted Catholic who attended St. Theresa and St. Peter & Paul, Honolulu; St. Ann, Kaneohe; St. Anthony, Kailua; and St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani. She is survived by husband, Danny Q. Garcia; sons, Roy (Kelly) Anaya, Lando (Avis) Anaya, Danny P. (Moani) Garcia; daughter, Anna (Juan) Vega; brother, Ernest Caravalho; sisters, Margaret Martinez, Bennerita (Joe) Coltes; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Mar. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Nobuyuki Watanabe

Posted On March 9th, 2015 -

NOBUYUKI WATANABE Age 87, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 6, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born June 16, 1927 in Paauilo, HI. A retired accountant for the U.S. Coast Guard. He is survived by Janet Watanabe; Son, Keith Watanabe; Daughter, Coran Watanabe; Brother, Yasuki Watanabe; Sisters, Tsuyuko Serain, Chieko Cornelios. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Mar. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire No monetary offerings, please.

Nathaniel Saltonstall

Posted On March 9th, 2015 -

$nameNATHANIEL SALTONSTALL Nathaniel Saltonstall of Scarborough, ME died on February 27, 2015. He was 86. Mr. Saltonstall is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sibley Saltonstall, four children: Karen, Tim, Stewart and Susan, seven grandchildren, and his sister Patricia Saltonstall. Most of his career was spent as an educator and educational consultant. In his retirement years, Mr. Saltonstall committed much of his time working with a variety of local and national charitable organizations. Nat will be remembered for his generosity, commitment to others, and loving heart. In lieu of flowers, Nat requests that donations be made to your local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Mamerto “Mert” Baliguat Jr

Posted On March 9th, 2015 -

MAMERTO MERT BALIGUAT, JR. Age 59, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 25, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born October 1, 1955 in Ewa Beach, HI. He was a member of Ewa Kempo Karate Club. He is survived by wife, Danette Baliguat; son, Michael Baliguat; daughters, Christina Yambaw (Kimo) Moore, Roseanna M. Baliguat, Angela Y. (Brandon) Cabana; sister, Nedrra (Daerick) Lanakila; aunty, Mary B. Powell; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Mar. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m., Saturday (Mar. 14) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

FUIFUILOTU TAIGA ALAIVANU

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

FUIFUILOTU TAIGA ALAIVANU Age 68, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 6, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born January 7, 1947 in Alofau, American Samoa. A United States Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by sons, Fuifuilotu (Ramona) Alaivanu, Aliitia Alaivanu, Billy (Erin) Alaivanu, Roy (Noelani) Alaivanu; daughters, Victoria (Jeffery) Williams, Fale (Tualofu) Faumuina, Lutiaipuava Alaivanu, Meleiseleisa (Flavio) Leon, Florence (Eugene) Alaivanu, Rose (Mataiva) Taetuna; brother, Olo Foloifo; sisters, Faleatoa Toia, Meleseleisa Sailiai; 36 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (Mar. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Elaine Shigemi Yoshimura

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

ELAINE SHIGEMI YOSHIMURA Age 76, of Aiea, passed away on March 2, 2015 at Straub Clinic & Hospital in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu and was retired from the Hawaii State Department of Transportation. She was predeceased by her father Mitsukiyo and brothers Robert and Gary Yoshimura. She is survived by mother Midori Yoshimura; sister Betty (Ed) Iwamoto; nieces Mieko Iwamoto and Rachel (Gary) Hall Iwamoto; nephews Jonathan and Nathan (Yorika) Iwamoto; a grandniece and two grandnephews; several cousins and an aunt and uncle. Visitation 4:30 p.m. on Saturday (March 14, 2015) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 5 p.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

AUDREY SUTHERLAND

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

$nameAUDREY SUTHERLAND Audrey Sutherland of Haleiwa, Hawaii died on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 from complications of Alzheimer’s-like dementia. She was 94 years old. She was born Audrey Helen Schufeldt on February 11th, 1921 in Canoga Park, California, a small town in the San Fernando Valley north and inland from Los Angeles. She attended public schools and grew up during the Great Depression. She began UCLA when she was only 16 and graduated with a degree in International Relations. In her diary, she predicted war with Japan months before December 7th, 1941. She and her two sisters worked as riveters building airplanes during WWII. After she moved to Hawaii she earned her Master’s degree in Education Counseling from the University of Hawaii, Manoa campus. She was a life-long learner. Audrey married John Lauren Sutherland, a young Coast Guardsman, in the spring of 1942 and henceforth was known as Audrey Sutherland or in the phone book as A.H. Sutherland. They had four children; two boys and two girls. They moved to Hawaii from California during the Korean War in 1952. John was by then an officer with the Coast Guard and became the Captain of the buoy tender, Buttonwood, stationed at Sand Island. He patrolled all over the Pacific and brought home many artifacts from islands as far away as Samoa. The house was full of Pacific arts and crafts. For many years, a Samoan tapa covered a whole wall of the living room When they first arrived, the Sutherland family lived in several neighborhoods on Oahu then in the Summer of 1954 moved to an old house on the ocean near Haleiwa which became Audrey’s life-long home. During her years on the North Shore of Oahu, she taught swimming, substituted for local elementary schools, and began working for the Army. She became director of Education Centers at Schofield Barracks, Tripler Army Medical Center, and last worked for the Army at the Federal Building on Ala Moana Blvd. During this time with the Army, Audrey was flown around the islands and up to Alaska to give speeches to inspire students to graduate from school and always continue their education. While flying over southeast Alaska she saw many smaller islands from the air and vowed to visit them from the water if need be. She was a veteran of paddling the north coast of Moloka’i and was ready for colder water and expanded horizons. She also greatly expanded her career as an avid sea kayaker. She has written three published books and numerous articles and was often interviewed about her sea kayaking adventures. Paddling My Own Canoe was published by University of Hawaii Press both in hard cover and paperback, first in 1978. It details numerous summer solo experiences; swimming, paddling, hiking then camping on the north shore of Molokai. The book has been loved as an adventure read full of Hawaiian and nature references and as a text on philosophy by students at Chaminade college. It is no longer in print but fans are looking for a possible reprint by Patagonia Books. Audrey’s second book, Paddling Hawaii, was published by The Mountaineers of Seattle in 1988. It is a how-to of island paddling with details of streams, rivers, ocean coasts, and how to dry and pack your own food to take along or find it by foraging. Audrey’s third book, Paddling North, published by Patagonia Books of Ventura, CA in 2012, details several of the many trips to paddle to small, mostly friendly, islands in Southeast Alaska. She famously went solo on these trips but would occasionally take a friend or one or two family members. She sometimes met “killer whales”, wolves, and even bears. She always ran the risk of wild winds and seas even in the “calm” summer months, and always came back with photos and finely written journals of each and every day on the trip. By the time of the publishing of Paddling North, Audrey’s mind was beginning to wander and some memories were fuzzy but her meticulous journals provided much of the detail and her numerous photos became lovely water color type prints in all of the chapters. This book is still in print in a slim hard-cover edition and is available at book stores and kayak shops around the Hawaiian islands and on the East and West Coasts. The most recent bookstore to request more copies is in Rockland, Maine. Many of Audrey’s dearest friends and supporters are named in the acknowledgements section of this book. Many articles interviewing Audrey, often with beautiful pictures, have been published by Honolulu newspapers and magazines, notably Honolulu Magazine and Hawaiian Airlines magazine, Hana Hou! Audrey also lectured widely with her slide show, kayak and gear on display. She was many times the key note speaker for L.L. Bean’s East Coast Sea Kayaking Symposiums. She has spoken for Sierra Club, local kayak groups, senior gatherings, libraries, book stores and Elder Hostel on Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Maui, and Kona and Hilo on Hawaii island. She was an originator and board member of Hawaii Bound. At age 92 Audrey was still driving her tough little truck around Haleiwa but was persuaded to give up driving when the paperwork to renew her license became too confusing. She continued to live in her sea-front home supported by friends and family. Kaiser Hospital finally convinced her family that she needed more active care so she went into hospice in December 2014 and succumbed to dementia-related symptoms shortly after her 94th birthday in February of 2015. Audrey was pre deceased by her ex-husband, John L. Sutherland, and later by her two sisters, Dorothy Schufeldt Bowles .and Marjorie Schufeldt East. She is survived by her daughters and sons, Noelle H. Sutherland (Mrs James M. Conti), John “Jock” Carson Sutherland, Ann Lauren Sutherland of Seattle, and James D. Sutherland of Hilo. Audrey also has three grandsons; Matthew J. Sutherland, Gavin F. Sutherland, and Samuel C.M. Sutherland. Audrey was an early dedicated member of the Willed Body Program of the John A Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii. She said, “Now I will still be able to teach even after I die.” A memorial celebration of the remarkable life of Audrey Sutherland will be held in her ocean-front yard near Haleiwa in May 2015. Call Noelle at 808) 622-0857 for dates and details.

Martha Maka Takata

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

$nameMARTHA MAKA TAKATA Age 89, passed away February 11, 2015 in Straub Clinic & Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii. Born January 28, 1926 in Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter, Pauline Takata; sons, Samuel (Jeanette) Kootaka, Eugene Takata, Vincent (Momi) Takata, Lawrence Takata; brothers, Randall Simeona, Earl Simeona and Robert Simeona; 12 grand- children; 13 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren. Visitation Thursday (3/12) 5:00 p.m. at Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Nuuanu; Service 7:00 p.m.; Visitation again Friday (3/13) 8:30 a.m. at Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Nuuanu; Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. “Faithful to the Lord Martha Maka Takata (Sweet Heart). Her loving voice proclaimed. I’m thankful for Jesus. Jesus loves all of us. Mami until we meet again. In the cloud of Angels with Jesus. Your beloved children. Aloha.”

Sue Ellen Kamakanakai’ilialoha Ketner Cullen Orian

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

$nameSUE ELLEN KAMAKANI KAI’ILIALOHA KETNER CULLEN ORIAN With great sadness we share the unexpected passing on February 13, 2015 of our beloved Omma, Sue Ellen Kamakanikai’ilialoha Ketner Cullen Orian, of Sunset Beach, HI. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, to Charles & Doris Ketner. She moved to Hawai’i in the early 1960’s and never left. She won the 1962 Tandem Division of the Makaha Int’l Surfing Championship with “Nappy” Napoleon, received her Early Education degree from BYU and taught for 22 years at La’ie Elementary. She was a Walmart Teacher of the Year. Omma will be remembered for her gentle manner, huge heart and unending capacity to love without judgment, her love of family, Team Edward and The Twilight Saga. She loved us All Much, and was always All Smiles, just like Eli. We are All Heartbroken. Survived by husband Albert Orian, Sister Sally Hogan, Brother David Ketner, Daughters Kalikolehua Orian & Kanoelani Wood, Sons Keith “Kalani”, Kyle & Kip Orian, & Karrie (Kip’s wife) who she considered a daughter, 15 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. “No measure of time with you will be long enough, but we’ll start with forever.” (Twilight: Breaking Dawn). A Celebration of Omma’s Life will be held on Saturday, March 21st. Please visit her memorial page at http://www.facebook.com/ ommasgarden for further information.

Yasumori Harold Tomi

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

YASUMORI HAROLD TOMI Age 91, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and a retired captain for the Honolulu Fire Department, passed away on February 14, 2015 at the Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Dora Y. Tomi; son, Edwin Y. Tomi (Ruby); grandson, Darin Tomi (Amy); granddaughter, Darcy Yamamoto (Darryl); and great grandsons, Dylan and Dustin Tomi. Private services held. No monetary gifts.

FRANCISCO “BABAE” “DOUONG” ABADILLA, SR.

Posted On March 7th, 2015 -

FRANCISCO BABAE DOUONG ABADILLA , SR. Age 79, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 17, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 4, 1935 in Wahiawa, HI. Francisco was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired bus driver for MTL and a member of the Door of Faith Church. He is survived by wife, Anabeth Abadilla; sons, Francisco (Allison) Abadilla, Jr. of Panaewa, HI, Phillip (Jean) Abadilla, Sr. of Ainaloa, HI, George (Gwen) Abadilla, Sr. of Puna, HI, Faustino V. (Sandy) Abadilla, Sam (Tanya) Abadilla of OR, Sheldon (Lisa) Abadilla-Bastatas, Zachary (Cheryl) Abadilla-Bastatas, Duke (Toni-Jen) Abadilla-Bastatas, Frank (Stacy) Ramos, Eric (Ronnie May) Ramos, Jamie (Annie) Ramos, Pete (Jessica) Ramos; daughters, April (Mark) Kealamakia of Kamuela, HI, Samantha (James “J.T.”) Thomas, Priscilla “Maka” (Daniel) Abadilla- Bastatas; sisters, Isabel (Jesus) Gonsalez, Rosalie Hagmoc of Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law, Beatrice Abadilla; 58 grand- children; 54 great grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Mar. 11) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Committal service to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Bessie Yoshiko Yamauchi

Posted On March 7th, 2015 -

BESSIE YOSHIKO YAMAUCHI Age 93, of Honolulu. Retired from Lauhala Sportswear as a seamstress/cutter. Passed peacefully at Leahi Hospital on February 21, 2015. She was born in Lanai City. Survived by sons, Edwin (Barbara), Harvey (Cynthia); daughter in law, Karen; four grandchildren; five great-grand- children; sisters, Yvonne Belmodis, Mary Ford. Her husband, Masaru and son, Melvin predeceased her. Services will be held Friday (3/13) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary 10AM, Visitation 9AM. Casual attire, no flowers.

BENJAMIN HALE NORTON

Posted On March 7th, 2015 -

BENJAMIN HALE NORTON Age 75, of Mesa, AZ, passed away February 9, 2015 in Mesa, AZ. Born September 17, 1939 Honolulu, HI. Formerly of Pupukea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Hazel Norton; son, Markham Hale Norton; daughter, Michelle Roxanne (Raymond, Jr.) Thelen; mother, Ta’a Whipple; sisters, Lillian Norton Harwood- Wakinekona, Lucy (Ernest) Pires; grandchildren, Stylz Norton, Christian Martin, Tanner Stearman, Jahdi Stamler. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Thursday (Mar. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


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