Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Anastasia “Butterball” (Silva) Higa

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

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

ALVINA CAGALWAN

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

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

MASAHIRO ANDO

Posted On July 5th, 2014 -

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

DANIEL CASSEN LEVEY

Posted On July 5th, 2014 -

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

ADELAIDA VISAYA YANOS

Posted On July 4th, 2014 -

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

JUAN PASCUA GABRIEL

Posted On July 4th, 2014 -

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

FREDERICK PHILIP BARTELS

Posted On July 4th, 2014 -

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

Charles O. Schuetz

Posted On July 4th, 2014 -

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

REBECCA “BECKA” KAAIALII KAAEKUAHIWI

Posted On July 3rd, 2014 -

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

KAZUYE “LILLIAN” CHAGAMI YAMAMOTO

Posted On July 3rd, 2014 -

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

ARTHUR HIROSHI KOJIMA

Posted On July 3rd, 2014 -

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

Virginia H. Turner

Posted On July 3rd, 2014 -

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

LOIS “ROMING” ISNEC

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

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

Mary Yoko Omori

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

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

ALFONSO “AL” SANCHEZ, SR.

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

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

George A.L. Yuen

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

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

HIDEO WAKUTA

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

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

Anne Hyde Rice Moncrief

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

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

Dolores Gapusan Viernes

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

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

ALEJANDRA “ANDRING” MALONG PASCUAL

Posted On July 2nd, 2014 -

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

FRANKLIN HARRISON TAI NIN CHANG

Posted On July 1st, 2014 -

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

Magdalene Kanoe Kanamu “Sister” Guerrero Souza

Posted On July 1st, 2014 -

7-1-Magdalene-SouzaMAGDALENE KANOE KANAMU SISTER GUERRERO SOUZA November 3, 1927 – June 26, 2014 M. Kanoe “Sister” Souza of Kapahulu, Oahu is among the stars and joined our Heavenly Father on June 26, 2014, peacefully while at home with her loved ones at her side. Sister as her family called her, was born in Kapahulu to Samuel P. and Lena Guerrero on November 3, 1927. She resided in Kapahulu until her passing. A 1945 graduate of St. Andrew Priory, Kanoe entered the work force at Board of Water Supply, and later went to Hawaiian Tele Co, first in the Safety Department then as a legal secretary, where she retired in 1984. Kanoe, then went to work at Kapiolani Women’s and Children’s Medical Center in the Public Relations Department. An exquisite hula dancer, a member of the Lena Guerrero Hula Troup that entertained military troops during WWII. As a soloist, she danced at several night club’s including, the La Hula Rumba, Lau Yee Chai and the Niu Malu Hotel, where the Hilton Hawaiian Village stands today. Kanoe spoke of how privileged she was to have danced for three different visiting President’s. She also traveled with the Kamehameha Glee Club as their vocalist and soloist hula dancer. An avid golfer, Sister was a member of the Hawaiian Girls Golf Club, Navy Marine and Hickam Women’s Golf Club. She was a member of Board of National/Local Legal Secretaries, Junior Golf Hawaii Association, where she was particularly known for her enjoyment of championing the young golfers of Hawaii. In retirement, besides playing golf weekly, Sister volunteered reading for the Library for the Blind and received the Governor’s Award for Community Services. She particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kanoe, Sweetheart, Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunty is survived by her husband of sixty years, Sammy, son Stan (Darnette), daughters Phyllis Cockett, Candy Coelho (Eric), and Mahealani Amerino (Randy). Eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Marge Kekauoha (Phillip) and Haunani Ching (Billy) as well as numerous nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Services at 11:15 with interment to follow. Aloha Attire.

YAYOE “ELSIE” YAMAMOTO

Posted On June 29th, 2014 -

YAYOE ELSIE YAMAMOTO Passed away on June 3, 2014. She was preceeded in death by her husband, George Saburo Yamamoto, who passed away on July 25, 2013. She is survived by 3 children, 5 grand- children and 2 great grand- children. Private services held.

Frank Keliikahananui Lodl

Posted On June 29th, 2014 -

6-29-LODL-Pub6-29-LODL-Pub-2FRANK KELIIKAHANANUI LODL Sept. 8 1944 – June 29, 2013 My Darling Husband, it’s been a year now since you left to be with our Lord. I miss you more and more with each passing day. I will forever Love you and Miss you. I believe that Heaven is even sweeter now that you’re there. It also helps me to know that “IN DIS LIFE” I was LOVED by you. Loving you, Your Wife Marjorie I can’t remember when you weren’t there. When I didn’t’ care for anyone but you. And I swear we’ve been through everything there is. Can’t imagine anything we’ve missed. Can’t imagine anything the two of us can’t do. Through the years you’ve never let me down. You turned my life around. The sweetest days I’ve found, I’ve found with you. Through the years I’ve never been afraid. I live the life we’ve made. And I’m so glad I stayed right here with you, Through the years! I can’t remember what I used to do. Who I trusted and who I listened to before. I swear you taught me everything I know. Can’t imagine meeting someone so. Through the years it seems to me. I NEED YOU MORE AND MORE. Through the years, through all the good and bad. I know how much we had. I’ve always been so glad to be with you. Through the years its better every day. You kissed my tears away. As long as its okay, I’ll stay with you through the years. Through the years when everything went wrong. Together we were strong. I know that I belong right here with you. Through the years I’ve never had a doubt. We’d always work things out. I’ve learned what life’s about. BY LOVING YOU.. Through the years!

RICHARD PAUL SAUNDERS JR.

Posted On June 29th, 2014 -

RICHARD PAUL SAUNDERS JR. 73 years old of Kailua, passed away on June 12, 2014 at Straub Hospital. Born October 25, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He served in the Hawaii Air National Guard as a recruiter and worked for the federal government for over 32 years. He is survived by wife Edwina J. Medeiros Saunders; Sons, Rick (Charlene) Saunders, Ed (Ashlyn) Saunders, Robert (Karla) Saunders, Anthony (Shanielle) Saunders; Brother, Milton Saunders; Sisters, Dorothy Ae, Agnes Saunders; Grand- children, Mia, Kayla, RP Saunders, Waianuhea, Kaleimakali’i Saunders, Tyler, Ashley, Evan Saunders, Brandt Izumo; Great-Grandson, Tanner Pattison. Visitation at 9:30 am Thursday, July 3, at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel Downtown, burial at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery Kaneohe at 2:00 pm.

ARLENE WONG KING

Posted On June 29th, 2014 -

ARLENE WONG KING Educator, died in New Jersey on June 15, 2014 at age 74. Arlene was the daughter of the late George and Doris (Luke) Wong, born and raised in Kahuku, Hawaii. Arlene graduated from Oregon State University and Teachers College, Columbia University. Arlene lived and worked in East Orange, NJ and also taught in Kailua-Kona, HI for a short time. Arlene is survived by her children, Lorrie (Edbert), Douglas, Leidene, Dennis and Eric; former husband, Kenneth King; sisters, Rita Gonzales and Jacqueline Nowell, and many relatives and friends who loved her. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014: Visitation: 10-10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Rd, Honolulu, HI Mass: 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church Internment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park, 529 18th Ave, Honolulu, HI Aloha attire. Repast will follow at Park In lieu of flowers, Arlene requested that donations be made out to her beloved Holy Spirit/Our Lady Help of Christian’s church located at 17 North Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07107. Please note “Arlene Wong King” on your donation. Donations will support the church and the children’s choir.

GRASIN “BILLY” RAGRAGOLA

Posted On June 29th, 2014 -

GRASIN BILLY RAGRAGOLA Age 77, of Waialua, HI, passed away June 9, 2014 in Waialua. Born October 2, 1936 in Lahaina, Maui. Retired welder for the Civil Services. He is survived by sons, Cory (Elizabeth) Ragragola, Grayson (Ruby) Ragragola, Dexter (Cheryl) Ragragola, Erick (Patricia) Ragragola, Kohl (Lynise) Ragragola, Kordeil (Michele) Ragragola; daughters, Carolyn (Eddie) Okami, Ramona Ragragola, Kazmeir Ragragola; brothers, Sonny (Millie) Ragragola, Phillip (Lolly) Ragragola; sister: Marina Que; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (July 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LUCY MATTOS VILANOVA

Posted On June 29th, 2014 -

LUCY MATTOS VILANOVA Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 12, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 13, 1926 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, Santiago Vilanova; sons, Wilfred (Teresa) Vilanova of San Antonio, TX, Edwin (Regina) Vilanova of Iola, TX; daughters, Carmen (Ernest) Koerte of Kauai, Yolanda (Joseph) Lopez, Jr. of Nevada; sisters, Alice Santana, Christina Pena, Mary Ann (Earl) Nishimura of Las Vegas; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (July 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

SALLY E. (CHANG) LEE

Posted On June 29th, 2014 -

6-29-Sally-LeeSALLY E. (CHANG) LEE April 10, 1921 – May 13, 2014 Sally E. Chang-Lee died May 13, 2014 in Portland, OR, at the age of 93. Aunt Sally was born on April 10, 1921 in Kamuela, Hawaii. Sally was one of eight children born to Kim Young Song and Park Pong Nam. She grew up in Hilo and Honolulu, HI. During WWII she worked in the defense industry at Pearl Harbor, HI. She had two sons Clifford Lee and Addison Lee both deceased. She is survived in Portland by her nephew and his wife (Wayne and Georgia Armour), grand-niece (Allison Armour), and many relatives in Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico and New York. Sally was a voracious reader of books. Among her special interests were working crossword puzzles, arts and crafts (she loved to make Christmas ornaments), crocheting, and playing cards. Sally was a ranked Club Master Bridge player. In later years she loved to spend time at the Urban League Multicultural Senior Center, Portland, OR, where she had many friends. Sally will be buried with husband Isaac Z. Chang in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), HI. Isaac Chang was a US Infantry soldier killed on the island of Luzon, Philippines, during WWII. Aunt Sally was a Breast Cancer survivor and she never complained. She loved life. She was loved and will be missed by all.

ARLENE WONG KING

Posted On June 29th, 2014 -

6-29-ARLENE-KINGARLENE WONG KING Educator, died in New Jersey on June 15, 2014 at age 74. Arlene was the daughter of the late George and Doris (Luke) Wong, born and raised in Kahuku, Hawaii. Arlene graduated from Oregon State University and Teachers College, Columbia University. Arlene lived and worked in East Orange, NJ and also taught in Kailua-Kona, HI for a short time. Arlene is survived by her children, Lorrie (Edbert), Douglas, Leidene, Dennis and Eric; former husband, Kenneth King; sisters, Rita Gonzales and Jacqueline Nowell, and many relatives and friends who loved her. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014: Visitation: 10-10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Rd, Honolulu, HI Mass: 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church Internment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park, 529 18th Ave, Honolulu, HI Aloha attire. Repast will follow at Park In lieu of flowers, Arlene requested that donations be made out to her beloved Holy Spirit/Our Lady Help of Christian’s church located at 17 North Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07107. Please note “Arlene Wong King” on your donation. Donations will support the church and the children’s choir.


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