Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DR. DANNY (DAN) J. WEDEMEYER

Posted On April 3rd, 2016 -

DR. DANNY (DAN) J. WEDEMEYER Retired Professor Emeritus, Dr. Dan Wedemeyer, 70, of Honolulu, passed away on March 16, 2016, in Straub Clinic and Hospital. Born in Adair, Iowa, he completed his Master's in Communications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and then a second Master's and a PhD from the University of Southern California-Annenberg School of Communication. Dan spent his career at the School of Communications at the University Hawaii, until his retirement in 2011 after a career spanning more than 30 years. Dan was an expert on telecommunications forecasting, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. His research highlighted the ways that telecommunications could improve the quality of life for the region by using planning methods that focused on a long-term view. He traveled to dozens of countries and was the co-author or co-editor of several books and dozens of articles and policy reports. He was the editor of the Pacific Telecommunications Council's Annual Proceedings for 20 years. He was also a Fellow of the East-West Center, a Fulbright scholar in Yugoslavia, and earned many other academic distinctions. For all his accomplishments in research, Dan was equally known for his teaching and mentoring. He received the Presidential Citation for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Hawaii. During his career, he taught more than 5,000 undergraduate students, more than 750 graduate students, and served on an estimated 250 Master's and doctoral committees. His influence as a teacher led to former students and colleagues establishing the Dan J. Wedemeyer Excellence in Teaching Award at UH, that encourages graduate students to excel at teaching. Dan is survived by his loving wife, Setsuko Uemura; mother, Marilyn Wedemeyer; brothers, Del (Sharon), Lyle (Cheryl) and Marlon Wedemeyer. Memorial donation in his memory may be sent to the Dan J. Wedemeyer Excellence in Teaching Award at https://giving.uhfoundation.org/funds/12692804. A service of celebration was held on March 19, 2016.

Jerry C. Ilo, Sr.

Posted On April 3rd, 2016 -

HUNTLEY JERRY C. ILO, SR. 74 of Huntley, Illinois passed away on Tuesday morning, March 29, 2016. He was born April 5, 1941 in Paauilo, Hawaii the son of Teodoro L. and Maria (Eblacas) Ilo. During high school he was extremely active in the Civil Air Patrol and formed lifelong friendships. He later served in the United States Army. On January 2, 1968 he was united in marriage to Ruth E. Mutchler, the couple made their home in Makaha, Hawaii where they raised their family. Jerry was a carpenter by trade and worked for over 30 years in home construction. Family was first in his life, he was very hard working, a good provider, loved fishing, hunting, sky diving and golf and was known for his sense of humor and infectious laugh. In 2003 the couple moved to Huntley. He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Huntley, his son, Jerry (Jenn) Ilo Jr., of Mililani, Hawaii, his daughters, Liana Vossen of Kapolei, Hawaii and Lisa (Dave) Murray of Huntley, Illinois, his grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew, Alyssa, Michael, Erica, Mackenzie, Caitlin, Margaret & J.D., his great-grandchildren, William, Everett & Oliver, his brother, Teodoro (Kim) Ilo of Makaha and his sister, Dolores Espiritu of Kalihi, Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirleen Maneja. Private family services will be held at a later date in Hawaii. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com

EDITH LIN HAI NOGUCHI

Posted On April 3rd, 2016 -

EDITH LIN HAI NOGUCHI Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 7, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born January 16, 1930 in Hilo, HI. Retired secretary from Hawaiian Electric Company. She is survived by husband, Richard Y. Noguchi; sons, Jeffrey (Connie) Noguchi, Neal (Stephanie) Noguchi; brother, Albert Lau; sister, Violet Hayashida; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (April 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

JEANNE WOOLWORTH

Posted On April 2nd, 2016 -

JEANNE WOOLWORTH Age 87, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 29, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born March 23, 1928 in Taiwan. She is survived by sons, George Woolworth, James Woolworth; daughter, Mei Ling (Anthony) Cuba; 4 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

RICHARD YOSHITAKE OSHIRO

Posted On April 2nd, 2016 -

RICHARD YOSHITAKE OSHIRO Age 68, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 4, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 25, 1947 in Japan. He was a retired electrician with the City & County of Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Young Cha Oshiro; sons, Alex Oshiro, Alan Oshiro; daughter, Blair Oshiro; sisters, Jane Kobashigawa, Lois Hasegawa, Sela Amundsen. Private services were held.

FRANCES GUTIERRES BOHOL

Posted On April 2nd, 2016 -

FRANCES GUTIERRES BOHOL Age 77, of Honolulu, HI, passed away March 7, 2016 in Honolulu. Born August 14, 1938 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Lloyd Rodrigues, Albert (Piaina) Gomes; daughter, Teresa Rodrigues; sister, Margie Gutierres; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Thursday (Apr. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m.; Committal service to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Margaret A. Young

Posted On April 1st, 2016 -

$nameMARGARET A. YOUNG Margaret A. Young 86 of Waimanalo went to Heaven peacefully on March 7, 2016. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by James S.K. Young, their 5 children Annette (Pat), Buddy James "Sonny Boy" (deceased), Charlene (Kai), Derrick (Jane), and Jaime (Ondre), brother Robert Manalo (Sandy), Tony Lasit (Rose), sister Myrna McPheeter (Carl, deceased), 14 Grandchildren, 21 great-grand children. She was active with NARFE - National Active and Retired Federal Employees, loved to sing, play ukulele, and dance hula with her senior clubs. She retired from Safeway as a cashier. Public viewing 10-11:30. Services 11:30 AM - 12 PM April 7 Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Burial 1 PM.

JESSIE LOPEZ GARCIA

Posted On April 1st, 2016 -

JESSIE LOPEZ GARCIA Age 97, of Honolulu, passed away March 13, 2016 in Honolulu. Born July 4, 1918 in El Reno, Oklahoma. A retired warehouseman at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Predeceased by wife, Rose Sanchez Garcia. He is survived by brother, George Garcia; sister, Rosie Garcia; caregiver, Billy Garcia; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 AM Tuesday April 5 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 AM. Committal Service 1:00 PM at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

MINEKO SHIROMA

Posted On March 31st, 2016 -

$nameMINEKO SHIROMA Mineko Shiroma, 98, of St. Anne, IL. passed away Sunday (Feb.7, 2016) at Presence Heritage Village in Kankakee, IL. She was born on Feb. 27, 1917, in Paia, Maui, the daughter of Ushi and Kama Inafuku. Mineko married Yetsuichi Shiroma on Aug. 25, 1935, in Waipahu, HI. Yetsuichi preceded her in death on April 11, 1978. Mineko was the owner and operator of a boarding house for students at the University of Hawaii while working as a waitress. She was a devout Christian and loving mother. Surviving her are: daughter and son-in-law June and Patrick Burns of St Anne, IL.; three sisters Gertrude Yogi, Evelyn Perry and Sumiko Inafuku all of Oahu; two grandsons, James and Daniel Burns; two great granddaughters, Kelly and Katey Burns of Kankakee, IL.; and many nieces and nephews throughout the islands. Cremation rites were accorded in Kankakee, IL. Burial will be at the Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe at 10:00 a.m. on April 23, 2016. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Cash donations in memory of Mineko may be sent to the Iroquois Memorial Hospice, 200 Laird Lane, Watseka, IL. 60970.

Norma A. (Tusino) Buscone Stilwell

Posted On March 31st, 2016 -

NORMA A. (TUSINO) BUSCONE STILWELL Norma A. (Tusino) Buscone Stilwell, 89, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Born in Milford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Degna (Pillarella) Tusino, and the wife of M. Arthur Stilwell, who died in 2014. She had also been the wife of the late Charles Buscone, who died in 1971. A graduate of Milford High School and Mt. Ida College, Mrs. Stilwell was employed as an x-ray technician for the late Dr. Joseph Ferrucci of Framingham and the Framingham Heart Study. She resided in Vancouver, British Columbia as well as Honolulu for many years before moving to Hawaii in 1975. She was an active member of Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club, Shaughnessy Country Club, Vancouver, Outrigger Canoe Club, and the Waialae Country Club in Hawaii. She served as Vice President of the Kahala Beach Condo Association for many years. She is survived by her niece, Denise Eddy, her grandnephew, Christopher Eddy and his daughter Italia all of Southboro, and her nephew, Louis Buscone and his wife Cindy of Norwood. She was also the sister of the late Jean G. Personis and Marie E. Stevens and the aunt of the late Karen Bello. A memorial service in honor of Mrs. Stilwell and her late husband, Arthur, will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Waialae Country Club, 4997 Kahala Ave., Honolulu, HI. Donations may be made to Shadow Fund, MA School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover, MA 01801 or the Boston University School of Medicine, Office of Development, 72 E. Concord St., L-29, Boston, MA 02118, Framingham Heart Research Study.

Victoria Kam Hau Lobo (nee Leong)

Posted On March 31st, 2016 -

$nameVICTORIA KAM HAU LOBO (NEE LEONG) Victoria Kam Hau Lobo (nee Leong) of Albany passed away on February 9, 2016 at Albany Medical Center at the age of 73. She is survived by her sons Stephen and Michael (wife Valerie); grand- daughters Mikayla and Gabrielle; sister Winifred Au; brother Arnold Leong; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo. She was born on Kauai, Hawaii, to Tai Hing and Lo Sun Leong. She earned a bachelors degree in education at the University of Hawaii and masters degree in education at Indiana University, where she met her husband, Angelo Lobo. She worked briefly as a schoolteacher in Uganda and New York, following the avocation of her mother, until leaving the workforce to devote her time and energy to raise her two sons. Vicky later worked for a number of years at Albany Savings Bank and the Center for Disability Services until her retirement. Vicky was an avid enthusiast of the performing arts, a foodie (well before the term was popularized) a world traveler and a prodigious gardener, cultivating a huge variety of flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables. An informal memorial gathering is planned for Sunday, April 3rd, starting at 11:00am at the Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant in the Ala Moana Hotel at 410 Atkinson Dr. in Honolulu. If you would like to make a contribution in her name, donations may be made to the Capital Repertory Theatre (432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305; http://capitalrep.org/members-donors), an arts institution that Vicky patronized for many years.

NARCISO MOLINA RINGOR

Posted On March 31st, 2016 -

NARCISO MOLINA RINGOR Age 73, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 8, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born March 19, 1942 in San Agustin, Abulug, Cagayan, Philippines. Retired from Del Monte Fresh Produce. He is survived by wife, Emerita B. Ringor; son, Wilgrin "Glen" (Glena) Ringor; daughters, Wilma (Joel) Balon, Loida (Brian) Bouchard; brother, Felipe (Apolinaria) Ringor; sisters, Emelia Rabanal, Gregoria (Pedro) Oliva; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (April 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Program 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ALINOR ME LAI LAU

Posted On March 31st, 2016 -

ALINOR ME LAI LAU Age 59 of Honolulu, passed away March 26,2016. Born in Honolulu. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for various Hospitals. Survived by mother, Dorothy Lau; sister Alma (Russell) Grocki; nephews, Daniel Grocki and Nicholas Grocki; Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday April 2, 2016 at Nuuanu Baptist Church (2010 Nuuanu Avenue); service 10 a.m.; Interment 12:45 p.m. Monday April 4, 2016 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

ICHI “ICHIKO” WATANABE

Posted On March 30th, 2016 -

ICHI ICHIKO WATANABE Age 98, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 17, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born December 20, 1917 in Ewa, Oahu, HI. She was a homemaker. She is survived by sons, George M. Watanabe, Toshiichi (Yoshie) Yoshida; daughter, Aileen (Myron) China; 4 grand- children; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Monday (Apr. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m.; Inurnment to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No Flowers Please.

Marilyn C. Ramos

Posted On March 30th, 2016 -

MARILYN C. RAMOS Marilyn C. Ramos, 79, of Aiea was reunited with her husband Mateo, on March 18, 2016. She was born in Hilo, and was a retired bookkeeper. She is survived by her sons Glenn and Darick, daughter Shelley Ann Addis, grandchildren Corey, Alex, Aaron, Zoie and by brothers Ronald and Douglas Galon. At her request, private services to be held.

GRACE SACHIKO HAYASHI

Posted On March 30th, 2016 -

GRACE SACHIKO HAYASHI Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 8, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born June 13, 1929 in Makawao, Maui, HI. A retired nurse who worked at Wahiawa General Hospital, Wahiawa Clinic, and Halawa Correctional Facility. Attended the Calvary Independent Church, Wahiawa. A Bon Dance instructor. She is survived by sons, Gregory (Lynne) Hayashi, Mark (Laverne) Hayashi, Calvin Hayashi, James (Carrie) Hayashi; daughter, Roxane Moore; brothers, Satoshi Suzuki, Iwao Suzuki; sister, Stephanie Yayoshi; 17 grand- children; 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Apr. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 2:00 p.m., Wednesday (Apr. 6) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

CLARENCE “POHAKU” WILHELM

Posted On March 30th, 2016 -

CLARENCE POHAKU WILHELM Age 85, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 26, 2016 in Mililani, HI. Born November 17, 1930 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. A Chaminade University graduate, he honored our country for over 35 years in the U.S. Army and retired as Command Sergeant Major. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was also the Community Director at Fort Shafter for 22 years and an active member of the 'Old Soldiers of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Mineko; daughters, Faith (William) Goodwin, Dawn (Christopher) Guillermo; brothers, Paea (June) Wilhelm, Keawe (Laverne) Wilhelm; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Private services. No koden (monetary offerings) please.

EVELYN BELL LEWIS

Posted On March 30th, 2016 -

$nameEVELYN BELL LEWIS Evelyn Bell passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Sutter Roseville Hospital after a brief Illness. She was 95. Ms. Bell was a well-known musical theater actress and the widow of Russell Lewis, Broadway producer and co-founder of Sacramento Music Circus. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 11, 1921. A versatile actress and singer, she started her career in vaudeville alongside such luminaries as Bob Hope, Perry Como and the Gumm Sisters (before Frances Gumm became Judy Garland). Musical theatre came naturally, and Ms. Bell traveled the U.S. hitting all the major regional theatres of the time. During the Second World War, she put her career on hold while she entertained American troops at military bases and hospitals. She resumed performing after the war -theatre, films and the brand-new medium of television. In 1951 she was cast as a "resident" member of the ensemble for the first season of the fledgling Music Circus, performing in five productions. During that summer, Ms. Bell and Mr. Lewis became engaged. They were married on October 26, 1951, in Ensenada, Mexico. Ms. Bell continued her career while raising the couple's two children. A versatile and resourceful actress, she appeared in more than 60 Music Circus productions before her retirement in 1983, playing roles as varied as Golde in "Fiddler on the Roof ' and Bloody Mary in "South Pacific." After residing in Hawaii for many years, Ms. Bell returned to the Mainland in fall 2007 to live with her son Richard and his family. Mr. Lewis is the CEO of California Musical Theatre, the successor organization to Music Circus, the company that was his father's legacy. Other surviving relatives include daughter Madith (Dita) Lewis-Panter of Orangevale, her sister, Veronica McKinley of New Brighton, PA, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyn Bell's name may be made to California Musical Theatre, 1510 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento CA 95814.

Albert Jiro Nakamoto

Posted On March 30th, 2016 -

$nameALBERT JIRO NAKAMOTO Albert Jiro Nakamoto, 79, of Honolulu, died on January 27, 2016. Albert was born in Lahaina, Maui. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and owner of Al-Wal Builders. He is survived by his wife Valerie Yokota Nakamoto; son, Barry Nakamoto (Shawn); daughters Cindy (Dominic) Olaso and Sandy (William) O'Connor; grandchildren Leilani (Chad) Sills, Kuulei and Keli'i Olaso, Matthew and Micah Nakamoto, Cassidy and Brooke O'Connor and great-grandson, Kalei Sills. Celebration of life was held at Diamond Head Mortuary. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net. Me Ke Aloha, A Huihou Kakou With love, until we meet again

AMELIA C. PASTOR

Posted On March 29th, 2016 -

AMELIA C. PASTOR Age 81, of Kailua, passed away March 8, 2016 in Kailua. Born March 24, 1934 in Philippines. A retired Ala Moana Hotel housekeeper, also a professional seamstress. She is survived by daughters, Grace (Tommy) Pastor-Agbayani, Gloria (Paul) Pastor Tucker, Peggy (Ope) Samoata; hanai- sons, Randal Akiona, Lyle Valdez; sisters, Agapita Catu Pineda, Engracia Catu Naui; 15 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 PM Thursday March 31 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 PM; Visitation also 9:30 AM Friday April 1 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 AM; Burial 2:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Flowers welcome.

Arleen Wassman Aya Amaral

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

$nameARLEEN WASSMAN AYA AMARAL Arleen "Aya" Amaral 68 of Waimanalo died peacefully at Moanalua Hospital on February 16, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 17, 1947 and attended McKinley High School. She was employed as a billing representative at Hawaiian Tel for 26 years. Arleen is survived by her husband Eddie, her two sons Eddie Jr. along with wife Melba Amaral and Darrin Amaral (Rochelle Boyd.) Three grandchildren Ka'imi'ola, Emma, and Kaiko'o. Mother Edith Rabideau Wassman, brothers Norman and Charles and twin sister Marleen Brown. Services will be held at 10 am on April 2nd at St. George's Catholic Church in Waimanalo. Spreading of ashes to follow at Kaiona Boat Ramp. Aloha attire & flowers welcome.

LOLITA DELA CRUZ FABIA

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

LOLITA DELA CRUZ FABIA Age 69, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 6, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born October 4, 1946 in Balungao, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Marcelino Fabia; sons, Danny Fabia, Lemar Fabia; brothers, Dominador Dela Cruz, Hilario Gundran. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Apr. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Prayer service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

RONALD SEICHI KUWASAKI

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

RONALD SEICHI KUWASAKI Age 90, of Aiea, passed away March 20, 2016 in Aiea. Born December 14, 1925 in Honolulu. Former owner of Kuwasaki Stonewall Masonry. He is survived by daughters, Lisa (Moses) Kuwasaki-Kim of Molokai, Becky (John) Diebold of GA; brothers, Gary Kuwasaki, Rex (Mamo) Kuwasaki; 6 grand- children, Tiffany Diebold, Natalie Diebold, M. Kahalena'au'ao Kim, M. Kau'ilani Trainer, M. Kaleiwahine Kim, M. Kamo'ilani St. Hill. Visitation 5:30 PM Saturday April 2 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:30 PM. Casual attire.

ALEXANDER KENNETH KNOPF

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

$nameALEXANDER KENNETH KNOPF Age 27, of Honolulu, Hawaii. Our loving son, father and brother passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Born June 28, 1988, a 2006 graduate of Moanalua High School, served as an instructor, auditor, and medic with the U.S. Army Reserves. He loved Hawaiian music and is now playing his ukulele in heaven. He is survived by son Ethan, grandparents John & Peggy Kalili, parents Richard & Maribel Knopf and Joy & Sam Wilson, siblings Elizabeth Cheville, Michelle (Spencer) Aguinaldo, Jonah Wilson, Richard Paul (Michelle) Knopf Jr., Lea (Edwin) Apostol, Keali'i Parker, Ki'ilani (Glenn) Nabua, & Samantha Wilson, 5 nephews, 4 nieces and 5 grand nieces and nephews. Visitation is at 5:30-6:30pm with Services at 6:30pm on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial is at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Hawaii Memorial Park Cemetary in Kaneohe.

ROBERT “BOB” PATRICK FURTADO LUM

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

$nameROBERT BOB PATRICK FURTADO LUM Age 47, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 9, 2016 in Pearl City. Born September 25, 1968 in Honolulu, HI. Bob was known as everyone's go to guy, and everyone's best friend. He is survived by lifetime partner, Michelle Rarick; sons, Robert (Debreen) Lum, Jr., James Lum, Smokey, Pebbles; mother, Linda (Hesus) Colon; brothers, Thomas Lum, Gilbert Lum, Cisco Silva, Shannon Furtado, James Furtado, Bronson Martin, Sean Martin; sisters, Poopie Lum, B Lum, Doralyn Paishon, Stacey Lum, Melinda Oliveira, Angel Furtado, Cheyenne Avilla, Destiny Bergosa, Shahana Martin, Sue Furtado; grandfather, Gilbert Furtado; 7 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

LESLIE L. HUTCHINS “HUTCH”

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

LESLIE L. HUTCHINS HUTCH 78, retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 02, died in Las Vegas, NV. He is survived by his wife Dolly, daughters Luana (Tino) Villanueva, Linda (Thomas) O'Reilly, Leann (Jeff) Hegerfeldt, sons: Leslie (Wendy) Hutchins Jr. and LJ (Crystal) Hutchins, step-children Bevlyn, Brian and Brandon, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Private Services. Condolences to Dolly Hutchins 7712 Constanso Ave Unit 201 Las Vegas NV 89128.

CHARLOTTE “NAN” IWALANI JEREMIAH

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

$nameCHARLOTTE NANI IWALANI JEREMIAH 53 of Waianae, HI, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016. Nani was survived by her Husband Jason Jeremiah; Parents, Samuel and Elsie Kaahaaina Jr. and Herman Jeremiah Sr.; Sons, Jered (Lina), and Joshua Jeremiah; Daughters, Jasmine, Cherahn and Jillion Jeremiah; Brothers, Sam (Tammy) Kaahaaina, Puna (Tanya) Kaahaaina, Herman Jeremiah Jr., Wendell (Debbie) Jeremiah, Hawyn (Sue) Jeremiah; Sisters, Darlene (Karl) Noa, Pastor Geri (Apostle Jay) Amina, Audrey (Tui) Ala, Kris Parish, Geri (Hauoli) Eli, and Kanani (Dwight) Kaeo; 5 beautiful grandchildren, and many loving nephews and nieces. Nani was a graduate of Waianae High Schools Class of 1980. In the late 80's Nani was a manager and the face of Sprints Long Distance USA. For the past 14 years she was the manager for Ark of Safety Bible Bookstore, and served alongside her husband as leaders at Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship. Celebration of Life Services for Nani will be held on Sunday, April 3rd, 5:30-9:00 pm, and Monday, April 4th 9:00-11:30 am at the Ark of Safety Center, 86-120 Farrington Hwy A109-A110, in the Waianae Mall. Burial to follow Monday's service, 1:30 pm at the Mililani Memorial Park.

TB (Tom) Lyons III

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

0000858378-01TB (TOM) LYONS III TB Lyons III of Kailua, HI died on 3/16/16 surrounded by his loving family. TB, age 85, was born & raised in Kapaa, Kauai. A former police officer w/San Jose CA & Honolulu Police Depts, he was an insurance agent with Mutual of Omaha for 53 years (1963-present). He was a life time member of Million Dollar Round Table, Hawaiian Civic Club HNL, Hui Hanai (Liliuokalani Trust), 200 Club, Waikiki Elks, Manager Camp Erdman YMCA (1958-2001), member of State Hwy Safety Council, friends of Iolani Palace, friends of USS Missouri & many more. He was namesake/sponsor of the annual TB Lyons Tennis Classic, Coco Palms Hotel, Kauai (1974-92; largest tournament in HI at the time). TB was a US Navy Veteran/ Korean War. He attended Saint Louis, HNL('42-'45), graduated from Kapaa High, Kauai('48) & San Jose State College(BA '56). He's preceded in death by 1st wife (Marlene 1990) & 1st born son, (Tommy 1992). He's survived by wife, Betsy Lyons. He's also survived by son, Mike Lyons (Kauai), Daughters Barbie Lyons (OR), Suzie Lyons (Kauai), Shari Lyons Grounds (Oahu) as well as 7 grandchildren: Malina, Keale, & Kamanakai Lee, Jarrett & Jami Anderson, Alyssa Lyons & Kala'i Grounds. Celebration of life to be held on Sat, 4/30/16, at 430-D N. Kalaheo Ave, Kailua at 4:30pm. Scattering of ashes at a later date on Na Pali Coast, Kauai (Awa'awa'puhi) where he'll join his 1st wife & son in Eternal rest.

Thomas Francis Duffy

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

$nameTHOMAS FRANCIS DUFFY (1931 - 2016) Thomas Francis Duffy, formerly of Lilly, Pennsylvania passed away on March 3, 2016, in Annapolis, Maryland. Born August 24, 1931, he was the son of the late Thomas Aloysius and Veronica Bender Duffy. In 1960, he married Hildegarde Mary Lavin, daughter of Dr. John Lavin and Catherine Delehunt of Swoyersville, Pennsylvania. They had four children. Thomas was the loving and devoted father of Deborah Ann Duffy, Timothy Patrick Duffy, Maureen Ann Duffy and Patricia Ann Duffy. Tom was blessed with five grandsons: Casey Duffy, Sean Duffy-Tyler, Cole Soranaka, Luke Kupchinskas and Connor Duffy as well as two granddaughters; Chantel Soranaka and Cassidy Kupchinskas. He was the brother of Frank Duffy, State College, Pennsylvania and Charles Duffy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Lilly- Washington High School in 1949. A Veteran of the Korean War, he received his Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1954. He later earned his Masters Degree in Education from Penn State University, and was a candidate for his Doctoral Degree. Mr. Duffy was an educator in the Baltimore County Maryland School District for 38 years, including Director of Driver's Education. Prior to moving to Maryland to teach in the Baltimore County School system, he taught at Chief Logan High School, Lewistown, Pennsylvania. A proud Irish Catholic, he was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boys Town, and supported many other non-profit organizations. Tom went into the Navy Reserve after high school and joined the Army when the Korean War started. After returning from Germany, where he was stationed, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel Mill in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His interests included attending baseball's spring training camps in Florida and traveling to Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor and his family in Hawaii Kai. Funeral services were held on March 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Roman Catholic Church, Lilly, Pennsylvania followed by committal at the St. Brigid's Cemetery. Military rights were provided by the Lilly American Legion and the Lilly Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Willard “Dana” Borland

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

WILLARD DANA BORLAND Willard "Dana" Borland, formerly of Kaneohe, born December 22, 1928 in Lynn, Massachusetts peacefully passed away on March 10, 2016 in Renton, Washington at the age of 87. Dana, a 22 year veteran of the US Air Force retired in 1969. His primary position was working in the Air Defense Command as a Jet Fighter Interceptor Pilot. Dana is survived by daughters Joyce (Borland) Almodova, Gail (Borland) Anderson, Son in Law Charles Anderson, Grandsons Dana Almodova, Christopher and Sean Gwin, Granddaughters Kirsten (Cameron) Pierce and Laura (Austin) Ulakovich and Great Granddaughter Prudence Pierce, Sisters Claire Doyle and Beverly Moore and countless loving Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, In-Laws and Friends. Predeceased by his loving wife Jean Loring Hall Borland and Sister Eleanor. Services were held in Seattle at The Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home. The family requests any donations be made to either St Francis Hospice in Honolulu or Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Washington.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran