Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

ELEANOR K. HARADA

Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

ELEANOR K. HARADA 82, of Bethlehem Township, PA, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, in VNA of St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born: June 20, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was a daughter of the late James and Kuni Takashima Kagawa. Personal: Her husband of 55 years, William A. Harada, MD, passed away March 26, 2010. Eleanor graduated from McKinley High School, Honolulu, HI, and the University of Hawaii, where she earned a BS degree. She enjoyed volunteering, connecting with people, quilting, sewing, crafts and crossword puzzles. Memberships: She had served on the Women’s Board of Easton Hospital. Survivors: A son, Jonathan S. Harada, of Westerville, OH; three daughters, Heidi A. Harada and her husband Adam Shapiro, of Wellesley, MA, Carol Harada and her husband Gregory Bergere, of San Francisco, CA, and Laura Harada and her husband Tim O’Keefe, of Minneapolis, MN; a brother, George Kagawa and his wife Chris, of Sedona, AZ and three grandchildren, Thomas Harada, Samuel Harada and Malia Kramer-O’Keefe. Services: A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, June 21, in Country Meadows, 4025 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Country Meadows Co-worker Fund c/o Tina Litsch, 4025 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020.

SOLOMON WAIAU KAULUKUKUI SR.

Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

SOLOMON WAIAU KAULUKUKUI SR. Age 90 of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away at home on April 26, 2014, with family and friends present. Born on August 13, 1923, he was the 12th child of 15, raised by the late Malina and Charles Kaulukukui Sr. Sol was a graduate of Punahou School and the University of Hawaii. At UH, he was a four-year letterman in baseball and football and captained both sports. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, he became a counselor and coach at Farrington High School. He then enlisted as a full-time member of the Hawai’i National Guard where he served in Vietnam and retired as a colonel. Sol was instrumental in starting a Hawaiian Studies program for elementary schools in the Honolulu District. He was inducted into the University of Hawaii’s Sports Circle of Honor where he joined his brother, Tommy Kaulukukui Sr. He is survived by his wife Margaret; children Solomon Jr. (Janis), Sheri Ogilvie (Scott), and Scott (Shari); brother Glenn Kaulukukui; 9 grand- children; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 19, at Central Union Church. Service at 5:45 pm. Aloha attire; no flowers. Private burial at Punchbowl Cemetery. Donations in his memory can be made to Central Union Church and/or the UH Foundation – Na Koa Football Club.

JUDGE DONALD KOJI TSUKIYAMA

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6-15 Tsukiyama, Donald K.JUDGE DONALD KOJI TSUKIYAMA Donald Koji Tsukiyama, age 80, retired Circuit Court Judge, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at his home in Honolulu with his family by his side. Donald was born on October 17, 1933 in Honolulu Hawaii to Wilfred and Grace Tsukiyama. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder where he pursued both his undergraduate and law degrees. Upon passing the bar exam, he was sworn in as an attorney by his father, Chief Justice Wilfred Tsukiyama. After serving eight years as a public defender, he was appointed by then Chief Justice William Richardson to serve as a District Family Court Judge of the First Circuit. Three months later, he was appointed by then Governor George Ariyoshi to serve as a Circuit Court Judge. Throughout his distinguished career, he exemplified honor, wisdom, integrity, fairness, humility, and, most of all, dignity. He retired from the Circuit Court in 1990. Upon retiring from the bench, he enjoyed golfing, gardening and spending time with his family. He was influential and dedicated to all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years May; two sons: Scott and Craig; daughter-in- law Reiko; brother Roy, and sister Caren Hubin. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park in the East Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 5:00 p.m. Private Inurnment. Casual Attire. Family requests no flowers.

CHRISTOPHER JOHN STEVENS

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6-15 CHRISTOPHER STEVENS-colorCHRISTOPHER JOHN STEVENS Chris was born Dec.13, 1943. Died April 12,2014: age 70 at home in Redmond, WA, family at his bedside. The son of George and Mavis (both deceased). Chris grew up in Trinidad: West Indies, attended Cambridge University and achieved an electrical engineering degree. Lived in Kailua with wife and sons for many years. Divorced and moved to WA. Remarried and lived with wife and daughter. Christopher had worked for U.H. Institute of Astronomy; Intelect Inc and Microsoft. He enjoyed Gilbert and Sullivan operas, and badminton sport. He is survived by sons Sven and Cary and 3 grandchildren, and wife Takiko and daughter Anna. Private services were held and Chris requested his ashes be scattered at Lanikai Beach.

DOROTHY LIN HOW WONG LIU

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6-15 Dorothy Liu B&WDOROTHY LIN HOW WONG LIU Dorothy Lin How Wong Liu was a dedicated educator, wife, mother, sister, aunt, volunteer, church member and care giver. She had a kind, thoughtful and generous spirit. Dot was equally happy assisting students to overcome life’s challenges, or experiencing and learning about other cultures through her travels, participation in the arts, and friendships. Dot was born on November 4, 1927 in Honolulu. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, she married Edwin “Boy” Liu and moved to the Big Island. She served in multiple teaching and administrative roles at public schools in the Hilo area for over thirty years. Dot had an active retirement. She held leadership roles in the church, organized English tutoring sessions for new immigrants, taught at colleges in Japan and China, and assumed central care giving roles for both relatives and friends. Dot died on June 7, 2014. She is survived by daughter, Frances Liu, son Michael Liu , daughter-in-law Lisa, and grand- daughter Kristen. She also is survived by her brother, Solomon Wong, sister-in-law Joan, and extended family. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm June 22 at Waiokeola Congregational Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu. The family requests no flowers and no gifts. Private inurnment at National Memorial of the Pacific. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.

MICHAEL ZYDEL

Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

MICHAEL ZYDEL Mike Zydel came to Hawaii for a vacation and never left. The people, the climate, the ocean, he found beauty in them all. He was home. Born May 19, 1931 in Toledo Ohio to Felix and Stella (Gralak) Zydel, he died on May 21, 2014. The youngest of 5 children, Mike’s brothers Billy and John predeceased him. Mike’s older siblings, Daniel Zydel and Virginia Vivaldi survive along with 5 nieces and nephews and their families. Upon completing high school, Mike proudly served his country in the USAF in WW II. Honorably discharged, he took advantage of the GI Bill to continue his education. Mike won many national sales awards for the Champion Spark Plug Co. A long time member of Alcoholics Anonymous, a program that “saved his life” Mike believed in and practiced, the core values of this program every day. He shared the gift of sobriety with others by sponsoring and supporting them on their own path to recovery. Mike’s family would like to thank all of his friends, for their Aloha as he starts this latest journey to his final home. Mike was a better man because of each of you. Mike donated his body to the John Burns Medical Center’s, “Willed Body Donation Program”. You are encouraged to celebrate his life by sending a donation to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children or to the Shriner Hospital for Children.

AURELIO MENOR BUNGCAYAO SR.

Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

AURELIO MENOR BUNGCAYAO SR. Age 89, of Ewa, HI, passed away May 11, 2014 in Aiea. Born March 25, 1925 in Calayab, Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Rosalina Deus Bungcayao; sons, Jessie Deus Bungcayao, Aurelio Menor Bungcayao, Jr., Emil Deus Bungcayao, Bert Deus Bungcayao, Elmer Deus Bungcayao; daughters, Rosemarie Domingcil, Mary Anne Borce; sister, Basilisa Rojas; 12 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (June 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Bertha Leong Lee

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6-16 BERTHA LEONG LEEBERTHA LEONG LEE Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away on May 25, 2014. Born Dec. 30, 1927, Bertha was a graduate of Farrington High School & the University of Hawaii where she was a member of Yang Chung Hui sorority. Her parents William Kun Let Leong (a founding father of Tan Sing Dramatic Assn & former member of the Kuo Min Tang Society) & Mary Ngan Wong Leong instilled in her a deep love of Chinese culture, especially Chinese Opera. She attended Mun Lun Chinese Language School until the start of WW II. She also learned the Chinese Butterfly Harp, Sword, Fan and other dances from visiting Hong Kong opera troops & would perpetuate what she was taught at Chinese functions, school functions & local USO events both during & after WW II with her sister June. Bertha worked at Hickam Air Force Base as an Executive Secretary for the 1957th Communications Group where she won numerous awards for her work and when she retired in 1994, she was allowed to have her retirement ceremony on board the USS Arizona and awarded a flag flown over the memorial for her 41 years of federal civil service. She is survived by her son William Y.K. Lee, Sister June Loo (Edmund), & brother Wallace Leong. Visitation: 9:00 am Saturday Borthwick Mortuary. Service: 11:00 am. Casual attire. Burial: 1 pm, Lin Yee Chung Manoa Cemetery. Online memorial at: www.dignitymemorial.com

JON BRENT YOSHIDA

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JON BRENT YOSHIDA Age 37, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 13, 2014 in Pearl City. Born June 17, 1976 in Honolulu, HI. Jon was a 1994 graduate of Pearl City High School. He was employed by Hawaii Stevedores. He is survived by wife, Lynn Yoshida; sons, Dylan Yoshida, Matthew Yoshida; daughters, Brooke Yoshida, Cara Yoshida; parents, Terrance & Charlene Yoshida; brother, Tyler Yoshida. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (June 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Atttire. No flowers, please.

JESSIE PANG LUM

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JESSIE PANG LUM Jessie grew up in Waipahu in the family’s Pang Kui Store. She quit school after the 8th grade to help in her parent’s store and to care for her younger brothers. She married the late Robert Buck Ho Lum, and together they started Bob’s Bakery in Pearl City. Upon his early death, she continued the bakery while raising their three children, Thomas, Aileen, and Marian, until her retirement in 1974. Throughout her life she was a pillar of strength to the family and a role model to her children, instilling in them the importance of responsibility and a powerful work ethic. She was an active member of Pearl City Community Church and U.C.C. Judd. She took care of her grandchildren, traveled around the world, and played mah jong. In 1996, she moved to California to be closer to her daughters. She loved her family and was loved in return. Jessie drew her last breath with her family by her side, on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the age of 99. In addition to her three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive her. Jessie’s family invites you to join them at Borthwick Mortuary on Monday, June 23 to celebrate her life. Visitation at 10:30 a.m. Services at 11:15 a.m. Burial will follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

YOSHIHARU “YOSHI” “SLIM” AKASAKI

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YOSHIHARU YOSHI SLIM AKASAKI Age 84, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 18, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born January 9, 1930 in Wahiawa, HI. Yoshiharu was retired from the Coca Cola Bottling Company. He was a member of the AJA Baseball & Makule Softball League. He is survived by sons, Kirk (Cindy) Akasaki, Guy Akasaki; daughters, Anne (Greg) Fritz, Laurie (Mark) Ornellas; brother, Thomas (Annette) Miyashiro; sisters, Marge Maki, Jean (George) Onaga; 5 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Thursday (June 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

DEBRA JEAN TESMAN

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6-15 DEBRA TESMANDEBRA JEAN TESMAN October 12, 1952 – May 24, 2014 Age 61, of Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Los Angeles, CA. Survived by husband Ted, daughters Randi, husband Brenton, Kristin, fianc� Kealii, parents Tony and Esther Amaro, brothers Mike and Marty, sisters Pat and Cathy and grandchildren, Michael, Shyrah, Keira, Brayden, Cole and Leila. A celebration of life will be held, please contact family for information. Daughter, wife, mother, friend, grandmother and family to many….she would light up the room and could make strangers feel like family. Her gift of love and generosity was “One of a kind”. She loved us with all of her heart and showed us daily; with a phone call (or 10 LOL), a gesture, or cooking her famous enchiladas, those she loved were incredibly blessed. She was a wonderful person, always there to share a laugh, lend an ear, or give a hug. Debbie was adored by all and she will be missed immensely, but never forgotten.

SIMEONA NAVARRO RESPICIO

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SIMEONA NAVARRO RESPICIO Age 92, of Waialua, HI, passed away May 13, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born September 3, 1921 in San Vicente, Navarro, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A retiree of Waialua Sugar Company. Predeceased by daughter, Felipa Battad. She is survived by sons, Fred (Toni) Respicio, Albert (Mae) Respicio, Roland (Janell) Respicio; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Family Service 9:30 a.m., Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Dolores Mitsue (Nagai) Yamashiro

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DOLORES MITSUE (NAGAI) YAMASHIRO 78, of Cerritos, CA passed away peacefully on May 29, 2014 in Long Beach, CA. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai on June 15, 1935 to Michael and Irene (Wong) Nagai. She was raised in Kahuku, Oahu, and graduated from St. Francis Convent School, Honolulu and from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. Dolores has four children and raised them in Fullerton, CA. She owned Arrowhead Shades & Blinds, Fullerton, CA until she retired in 1999. Dolores is predeceased by her parents, Christine Wong (sister) and Anthony Nagai (brother). She is survived by Rev. Alan Nagai (brother), Honolulu, HI; Therese Nagai (sister), Yonkers, NY; son Carl (Cathy), Chandler, AZ; son Michael (Shelly), Chino Hills, CA; daughter Sharon Bachman (Ron), Kansas City, KS; daughter Ann Maki (Cy), Cerritos, CA; and eight grandchildren. No services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to your favorite charity in her name.

MARJORIE C. LAU

Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

MARJORIE C. LAU Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away May 31, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 19, 1929 in Honolulu. Retired Budget Analyst for the U. S. Federal Government at Pearl Harbor and Past Worthy Matron of Harmony Chapter #4, Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by sons, Darrel (Jennifer) Lau, Dr. Spencer (Caroline) Lau, Dr. Bradley (Linda) Lau, Dr. Matthew (Helen) Lau; siblings, Lawrence (Lillian) Chun, Frances (Fredric) Lum, Dr. Richard Chun, Kenneth (Linda) Chun; sisters-in-law, Florence Lau, Audrey Tsang, Vivian Dang; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Funeral and Burial Services 10:30 a.m. 6/19 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Patricia Jennings Morriss Campbell

Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

6-15 639100  Patricia CampbellPATRICIA JENNINGS MORRISS CAMPBELL 87, of Waimea passed away May 30th, 2014 at her home after battling cancer. She was born at Pa’auhau Infirmary on August 24, 1926, the daughter of Willis and Marie Jennings, who at the time lived in Kukuihaele. Patricia spent her younger years living on sugar plantations on the Big Island and Maui where her father was a plantation manager. She was homeschooled by her mother, during which time she had the opportunity to act as guide and host to artist Georgia O’Keeffe during her 10 day stay in Hana, Maui in 1939, when Patricia was just 12 years old. One of Patricia’s proudest achievements was the publication of “Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii”, co-authored with Marie Ausherman. It eloquently depicts this influential encounter from her childhood. Patricia was a boarder at Punahou School on Dec. 7, 1941, and vividly recalled the chaos of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the military taking over her dormitory, and her family’s risky evacuation to Maui on one of the first available flights out of Honolulu on Dec. 11. After graduating from Punahou in 1944 and one year at Pine Manor, Patricia married Alexander William “Bill” Morriss III, a navy “Hellcat” pilot. They moved to St. Louis, MO where they had 5 children and lived for 17 years before returning to Hawaii in 1961. After five years in Spreckelsville , Maui they moved to Waimea . By 1970, Patricia slipped into the commercial scene. She set up a part-time woolcraft business in the corner of Woody Wood’s Waimea Village Inn and soon found herself managing and enlarging his sporting goods and gift shop. In 1976, when the Village Inn became the Village Campus for HPA, Patricia became full owner of the Waimea General Store and Waimea Woolcraft and it moved across the street to its current location at Parker Square. She was also quite active in the West Hawaii Players and the Waimea Community Players theater groups during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Eleven years after her husband Bill Morriss died, Patricia married Allan M. Campbell in 1989 and moved to Australia where she lived for 17 terrific years before returning to Waimea in 2006. Patricia spent her final years in Waimea enjoying knitting, reading, needlepointing, and listening to the sounds of her family playing bocce on the lawn, a sound she expressed filled her with joy. She was also a skilled backgammon player, and maintained a winning record against most, if not all, of her descendants. Perhaps her greatest joy was her 3 great-grandchildren. They would come visit her often on their own, seeking a special treat, a story, or just to bring her some handpicked flowers. She felt very fortunate. She is survived by her husband Allan Campbell of Australia; her five children; Sally (Allen) Wooddell, Virginia (Andrew Fisher) Pressler Fisher, Lex (Lisa) Morriss, Neil Morriss, Richard (DD) Morriss; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Patricia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. She had an indomitable spirit and battled fiercely for 8 years. During this hard won time, she published her memoir of Georgia O’Keeffe, watched her great-grandchildren grow up, witnessed the marriage of grandson Alexander, and was surrounded by her family in Waimea. Friends may call at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 23 at St. James Episcopal Church in Waimea for a 11:00 a.m. service. Casual attire is requested. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Hawaii Hospice, The Nature Conservancy’s Michael Morriss Memorial Fund, or the A.W. Morriss III Scholarship Fund at HPA.

YUTAKA NAKAMURA

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6-15 YUTAKA NAKAMURAYUTAKA NAKAMURA Age 87, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 2, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 10, 1927 in Aiea, HI. Member of the Aiea United Methodist Church, retired Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor. Also an avid gardener of flowers and plants. He is survived by wife, Frances Michiko Nakamura; sons, Gregg Tadashi (Verna) Nakamura, Mark Tyler (Wallyne) Nakamura; hanai-daughter, Dawna Rene’ (Keith) Butala; brother, Tatsuo (Evelyn) Nakamura; grandchildren, Kimberlee, Brandon, Bryson, Kaylae, and Trestan Nakamura. Celebration of life 3:30 p.m. Saturday (June 21) at Aiea United Methodist Church; (99-101 Laulima St., Aiea) Service 5:00 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday (June 23) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

FRANCES Y. CHEE

Posted On June 14th, 2014 -

FRANCES Y. CHEE Age 94, of Aiea, HI, passed away May 23, 2014 in Aiea. Born August 8, 1919 in Honolulu, HI. She retired from Tripler Army Medical Center. She is survived by son, Steven (Peggy) Chee; daughters, Jacqueline (Eric) Tom, Sandra (Bob Hess) Chee; 6 grand- children; 7 great-grandchildren. Private services were held. No monetary offerings.

ROSALIA “ROSEL” CORPUZ BAGAYAS

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ROSALIA ROSEL CORPUZ BAGAYAS Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 17, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born June 11, 1925 in Tarlac, Santa Ignacia, Taguiporo, Philippines. An active member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, and who also volunteered at the church’s food pantry. She is survived by sons, Victor (Andrea) Bagayas, Sergio (Minda) Bagayas, Nestor (Rowena) Bagayas; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Felomina Sadang. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 18) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ANDY M. KURAOKA

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6-14 ANDY M. KURAOKAANDY M. KURAOKA Age 35, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 4, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born December 11, 1978 in Honolulu, HI. Andy graduated at Waialua High School and Heald College with honors, then went to HPU for 2 years before entering the Electrician Apprenticeship program. He worked as an electrician for several companies. Andy loved his hobby in raising and training roosters. We want to thank our relatives and many friends who visited him during his final days and for your love, friendship and sincere condolences. Peace be with you Andy. We love you and will never forget you! Predeceased by his father, Douglas M. Kuraoka. He is survived by mother, May Matsumoto; brothers, Derrick S. Kuraoka, Ryan D. Kuraoka; sisters, Gwen R. Kuraoka, Tracie A. Kuraoka; 3 nieces and 3 nephews. No services will be held. Donations can be sent to Wahiawa General Hospital in honor of Andy M. Kuraoka.

GARY NATHAN BRIONES

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6-14 GARY NATHAN BRIONES-IN MEMORIAMGARY NATHAN BRIONES For Son, Gary Nathan Briones In Loving Memory This Day June 14, 2014 is exactly a year of your passing and now resting with Our Lord. You are truly missed and forever loved by Mom, Brothers, Sister, Relatives and Friends. Always in Our Hearts, with much Love and forever missing you, Gary!

EDNA HISAYO KUNIYUKI

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EDNA HISAYO KUNIYUKI who relocated from Honolulu to Bremerton WA in 2009, died on Saturday 25 January 2014 at Harrison Medical Center. She was born on 18 June 1923 in Honolulu HI to Yojiro and Fude (nee Ishibashi) Yamashina. In 1988, after 42 years, she retired from Veteran’s Electric Co. as the Office Manager. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles “Charlie” Uechi Kuniyuki, who died in 1945; by her husband of 56 years, Robert “Bob” Iwao Kuniyuki who died in 2008; and by siblings Yoshio Yamashina, Yukio Yamashina, Rikio “Ricky” Yamashina, and Doris Itsuyo Souza (Augustine “Sonny”). She is survived by daughters Naomi Pursel (Joe), Roberta “Bobbie” Kuniyuki (Mark Campbell), Valerie Howe (John), Jacqueline Medeiros (Stacy); grandchildren Schuyler “Sky” Pryne, Sterling Pryne (Holly), and Christina “Tina” Pryne; great-granddaughter Lillian Pryne; sister-in-law Yoshie Izuo; and many nephews and nieces, including special niece Louise Yonemori. Private inurnment will be held 18 Jun 2014 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. In lieu of offerings or flowers, please consider Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96826.

MAE NAMIE OTANI

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MAE NAMIE OTANI Age 83, of Aiea, HI passed away May 19, 2014 at Straub Hospital. Born on Nov 1, 1930 in Honolulu, she was a bookkeeper and homemaker. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Otani, Lisa (Timmy) Hirano, Laura (Albert Jr.) Morinaka; grandchildren, Julia Hirano, Alyssa Morinaka, Danyelle Morinaka; brother Allen Yoshimura DDS; sisters, Floy (Paul) Okutsu, Wanda (Leonard) Beppu. Pre- deceased by husband Miyoshi Otani, sister, Jean McAuliffe. Service will be held at 6pm on June 26, 2014 (Thursday) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 5pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dick Hamada

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DICK SHIGEMI HAMADA Dick Shigemi Hamada, age 92, of Honolulu passed away on May 27, 2014. He was a retired Planner and Estimator Supervisor for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and also served in the 442nd Infantry MIS – OSS Detachment 101. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Irene; son, Luke (Corinne); daughter, Peggy Ho (Herbert); sisters, Bernice Stewart and Ruth Tsunoda; and 4 grand- children. Services will be held Sunday (6/22) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary 4:30 PM; visitation 3:30. Casual attire, no flowers. Dick’s final resting place will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Sylvia Margaret Wild

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SYLVIA MARGARET WILD Age 93, a long-time resident of Honolulu (1965-2008), died May 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. She was born in Oswestry, England, and was the widow of Stanley D. Wild, retired US Army Colonel and Hawaii Department of Health personnel manager. Survivors include a brother, Anthony Bryant (Norwich, England), sons David (Waco TX) and Kenneth (Los Angeles) and three grandchildren. Memorial service at Punchbowl (Columbarium area) at 3 pm, June 16.

SFC DWAYNE KUN HUNG TORRES

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6-14 639152  Dwayne TorresSFC DWAYNE KUN HUNG TORRES Age 32 of Ewa Beach, HI passed away on 30 May 2014. Born 14 Feb 1982 in Honolulu, HI. He served proudly as a Recruiter for the Hawaii Army National Guard. He was a car enthusiast and a proud Soldier that deployed in 2004-2005 in support of OIF III. SFC Torres always had an unforgettable smile. – SFC Dwayne Kun Hung Torres is survived by wife, Michelle M. Torres; father William Torres; mother Lisa Kau- Torres; brother William-Arthur Torres. Visitation: 10:30am- 11:30am; Service: 11:30am-12:30am, Small Reception 12:30-1:30pm at the Hawaii Memorial Park Mortuary, 45-425 Kamehameha highway, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 on Monday 16 June 2014. Full Mititary Honors: 2:00pm at the HAWAII STATE VETERANS CEMETARY, 45-349 Kamehameha highway, Kanoehe, Hawaii 96744 Monday 16 June 2014.

EDMUND “BONG” TESORO CASIBANG

Posted On June 13th, 2014 -

EDMUND BONG TESORO CASIBANG Age 54, of San Francisco, California, passed away May 13, 2014 in Fresno, California. Born March 25, 1960 in Manila, Philippines. Employed at Verizon San Jose, California as a Net Work Engineer; served as a Deacon and member of the choir for Christ Community of Milpitas, California. He is survived by wife, Dinnah R. Casibang; son, John Caesar Casibang; daughter, Diane Michelle Casibang; mother, Natalia Tesoro Casibang; brother, Carmelo (Judith) Casibang; sisters, Maria Carmina (Jun) Almonte, Maria Carmela (Jose) Sapinoso. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 6/18 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday 6/19 at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MILAGROS “MILA” JOVE LIU

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6-13 MILAGROS LIUMILAGROS MILA JOVE LIU Age 53, of Wahiawa, passed away May 28, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born August 31, 1960 in Manila, Philippines. She was employed at Foodland Supermarket Bakery Department as a Supervisor. She is survived by husband, Kuang Ming Liu; daughter, Richelle (Jaren Koga) Liu; father, Loreto B. Jove, Sr.; brothers, Loreto R. (Josie) Jove, Jr., Juanito R. Jove, Romeo R. Jove; sisters, Daisy (Ben) Toribio, Marie J. Filler, Myrna (Brian) Buckley, Leila Jove; hanai parents, Felix & Josie Francisco. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday 6/19 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Friday 6/20 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa; Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MIKE Y. MIURA

Posted On June 13th, 2014 -

6-13 MIKE Y. MIURA b&WMIKE Y. MIURA Mike Y. Miura, 82 of Aiea crossed over June 1, 2014 at Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa, and is the retired Head Highways Design Engineer for the State of Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet; sons Kurtis (Karen) and Dr. Kyle (Jon), grand- children Kasen and Kaleb; brother Christopher and sister June Morioka; brother-in-law Ernest Fukusaki and sister-in- law Helene Fukusaki. He is an alumni of UH Manoa and Northwestern University, and is a former instructor at the UH School of Engineering Continuing Education. He also worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CA State Division of Highways, U.S. Navy Public Works Pearl Harbor, and Wilson Okamoto & Associates. He volunteered with numerous organizations such as Aiea Neighborhood Bd; tax-aide AARP; HI Bd of Engineers, Architects & Surveyors; U.S. Navy Environmental Restoration Advisory Bd Pearl Harbor; HI Bd of Plumbers & Electricians; trustee State of HI Retirement System; U.S. Selective Service System Local Draft Bd; former steward and president scientific and professional unit 13 HGEA, Democratic Party of HI, HI Dept of Education Central School Council, Governor’s Advisory Committee for Management of HI Coastal Zone, and numerous other organizations. Visitation 5 p.m. on Thursday (June 26, 2014) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 6 p.m. Committal service 9:30 a.m. on Friday (June 27, 2014) at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Casual attire. No flowers.

WILLIAM EVANS HALL

Posted On June 13th, 2014 -

6-13 WILLIAM EVANS HALL b&wWILLIAM EVANS HALL June 1, 2014 William Evans Hall, 67, of Honolulu, passed away while visiting family in Pennsylvania. He was born in Chambersburg, PA on Oct. 2, 1946 & was an army veteran. Bill was preceded in death by his parents George & Ruth Hall. He is survived by his wife, Robin Oliver Hall, & 4 children William (& Raynette), Christopher (& Sina), Patrick (& Jessica), Jennifer (& Paul). 4 grandchildren Kayla, Jaxon, Mason, Dillon. Siblings George (& Anna), Peter, Jane. Services: Friday, June 13, at 2:45pm at Grace Chapel, 5275 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu. Reception to follow. Aloha attire. Have fun riding the pink moped Dad.


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