Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

JUNE Y. KIMURA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

JUNE Y. KIMURA Age 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 31, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 14, 1942 in Lihue, Kauai, HI. June was a former speech therapist for the Department of Education – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. She is survived by husband, Ernest Kimura; sons, Kyle Kimura, Bryan (Faye) Kimura, Darryl (Melanie) Kimura; daughter, Cheryl Kimura; sisters, Doris Yamaguchi, Amy Murata, Betty (Tatsuo) Tanaka; 5 grandchildren. Private services held.

JUNE Y. KIMURA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

JUNE Y. KIMURA Age 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 31, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 14, 1942 in Lihue, Kauai, HI. June was a former speech therapist for the Department of Education - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. She is survived by husband, Ernest Kimura; sons, Kyle Kimura, Bryan (Faye) Kimura, Darryl (Melanie) Kimura; daughter, Cheryl Kimura; sisters, Doris Yamaguchi, Amy Murata, Betty (Tatsuo) Tanaka; 5 grandchildren. Private services held.

ROSA ABRAHAM ESCOBER

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

ROSA A. ESCOBER Age 91, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away August 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. She is survived by sons, Antonio (Mercy) Escober, Jose (Cecelia) Escober, Jr.; daughters, Ofelia Escober, Helen Moran, Mila (Cornelio) Rubio; daughters- in-law, Carmelita Escober, Francia Escober; 12 grand- children; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

BETTY ANN LYMAN KEALA

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

BETTY ANN LYMAN KEALA Betty Ann Lyman Keala, age 84, passed away peacefully at home on August 30th from natural causes. Betty Ann was born April 14, 1931 in Hilo, Hawaii and was the daughter of Senator Richard Ka'ilihiwa Lyman and Beatrice Ida Culman. She is survived by her husband Francis A. Keala, her daughter Frances Ann (Keala) Rothwell and her sons John and Mark as well as her brother Carl Lyman. She is also survived by four grandchildren and a great grandson. She graduated from Punahou in 1948 and received a Bachelor's and Masters of Science degree from the University of Hawaii and co-founded Pacific Computer Associates in the early 1980's. She was very active in the Hawaii community and served on the board as president and trustee for many local organizations. She followed in her father's footsteps in giving back to the land and people of Hawaii. In 1994, she helped publish "Ho'omana'o: Thoughts by Richard Lyman," a compilation of her father's papers. Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty Ann may be made to Hawaiian Mission Houses, Honolulu, HI.

CONSTANCIO NERI GIONSON

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

CONSTANCIO NERI GIONSON Age 83, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 11, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born September 1, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He retired as a machinist for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and was a lifelong musician. He is survived by spouse, Arkelina Louise Gionson; sons, Steven Gionson, Ronald (Elmira) Gionson, Vance (Karen) Gionson, Chet Gionson; daughters, Cynthia Martinez, Lynda Gionson, Karen (Gilbert) Gionson-Coloma; brother, Aniano “Yano” Gionson; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m., Friday (Sept. 18) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1010 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Bruial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

ROSA ABRAHAM ESCOBER

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

ROSA A. ESCOBER Age 91, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away August 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. She is survived by sons, Antonio (Mercy) Escober, Jose (Cecelia) Escober, Jr.; daughters, Ofelia Escober, Helen Moran, Mila (Cornelio) Rubio; daughters- in-law, Carmelita Escober, Francia Escober; 12 grand- children; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

LESTER L. MULLER

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

LESTER L. MULLER Age 57, of Kapolei, HI, passed away July 27, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 25, 1957 in Honolulu, HI. Owner of LM Bookkeeping & Tax Service. He is survived by step-father, Ted Sato; brother, Victor Bermea; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Saturday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Gale Smith Nakano

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

GALE SMITH NAKANO Age 63, of Honolulu passed away on August 24, 2015 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. She passed peacefully with the family around her. We all love her and will deeply miss her. She was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Robert N. Smith and Shirley M. Switzer. They moved to Royal Oak, Michigan, and she graduated from Dondero High School, Class of 1970. She moved to Hawaii in the early seventies and never looked back. She became a true kamaaina "chop sticks, lau lau and spam musubi". She loved listing Hawaii as her home state. She traveled extensively between Hawaii and Michigan. She was the longtime Kauai sales rep for Alert Alarm and had many very good friends on the Garden Isle. She will always be remembered as the haole lady with the Japanese last name. She loved sports, especially high school football. She will forever be a St. Louis High School football supporter. Family was everything to her, mom, grandma, wife, aunty, she was a lot of things to a lot of people. She is survived by husband Roger; sons Nicolas and Todd; daughter Kaitlin; grandson Noah; brother Gary Smith and sister Joyce Griffin. Visitation 4:30 pm on 19 Sept at Calvary By The Sea Chapel, service at 5:30 pm. Very casual attire. No flowers. Bring photos.

Lorraine “Bernie” Brown

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

LORRAINE BERNIE BROWN On August 9, 2015 she peacefully transitioned from her home in Hilo to Heaven. Born in Honolulu wife of late Guy V. Brown & Daniel C. Eubanks daughter of Margaret & Abel Medeiros of Medeiros Optical, granddaughter of M/M Manual Calhau of Civic Auditorium & first movie theatres in Hawaii. Survived by daughter Cynthia Kia Abilay, fiancé Truston Davis, sons Guy Dennis Brown, Abel Thomas Brown, wife Sharon .Grandchildren Anthony Perry, Brandon, wife May, Tyler, fiancée Lexie, Abel Brown, Hanai granddaughter Malia French Floyd. Great granddaughters Everleigh, Avery. Remember to Laugh! Services Sat. 9/26 at 10:15am Valley of the Temples Chapel, followed by burial & luncheon.

CONSTANCIO NERI GIONSON

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

CONSTANCIO NERI GIONSON Age 83, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 11, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born September 1, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He retired as a machinist for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and was a lifelong musician. He is survived by spouse, Arkelina Louise Gionson; sons, Steven Gionson, Ronald (Elmira) Gionson, Vance (Karen) Gionson, Chet Gionson; daughters, Cynthia Martinez, Lynda Gionson, Karen (Gilbert) Gionson-Coloma; brother, Aniano "Yano" Gionson; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m., Friday (Sept. 18) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1010 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Bruial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gale Smith Nakano

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

GALE SMITH NAKANO Age 63, of Honolulu passed away on August 24, 2015 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. She passed peacefully with the family around her. We all love her and will deeply miss her. She was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Robert N. Smith and Shirley M. Switzer. They moved to Royal Oak, Michigan, and she graduated from Dondero High School, Class of 1970. She moved to Hawaii in the early seventies and never looked back. She became a true kamaaina “chop sticks, lau lau and spam musubi”. She loved listing Hawaii as her home state. She traveled extensively between Hawaii and Michigan. She was the longtime Kauai sales rep for Alert Alarm and had many very good friends on the Garden Isle. She will always be remembered as the haole lady with the Japanese last name. She loved sports, especially high school football. She will forever be a St. Louis High School football supporter. Family was everything to her, mom, grandma, wife, aunty, she was a lot of things to a lot of people. She is survived by husband Roger; sons Nicolas and Todd; daughter Kaitlin; grandson Noah; brother Gary Smith and sister Joyce Griffin. Visitation 4:30 pm on 19 Sept at Calvary By The Sea Chapel, service at 5:30 pm. Very casual attire. No flowers. Bring photos.

MINORU ISOBE

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

MINORU ISOBE MINORU ISOBE, 97, of Honolulu, retired sugarcane agronomist, died in Honolulu on August 17, 2015. Born on October 1, 1917 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, raised in Kukuiuila, Kauai, one of seven children. Agronomy Dept Head of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Assn and an international consultant. Survived by his wife of 68 years, Esther H.; daughters Amy (Tom) Yamashita, Ellyn (Blake) Nuibe, Ina Isobe (Paul Nishimoto); grandchildren Andrew Nuibe (Jeralyn Irei), Michael Fujioka, Kelly Nuibe, Annie Yamashita. Predeceased by daughter Lisa. Memorial service Saturday, September 19: Visitation 10:00 a.m., Service 11:00 a.m. at Waiokeola Congregational Church. Aloha attire.

LESLIE “LES” WALKER STEWART, JR.

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-09-14 09.18.57LESLIE LES WALKER STEWART, JR. Leslie “Les” Walker Stewart, Jr., 70, beloved husband, loving father and “Papa”, passed away peacefully in Wahiawa on August 18, 2015. He was born in Honolulu on September 14, 1944. Les retired after 47 years of service as Chief of the Casualty & Mortuary Affairs, Department of the Army. He was a specialist in search, recovery and identification of war veterans who died in service of their country during World War II, Korea, Grenada and Vietnam, and was instrumental in their repatriation and return to their families. Les also retired as Command Sergeant Major, US Army Reserves, 29th Brigade. He was a true patriot who served with dedication, compassion and respect. He is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Haroldine “Dee” Stewart; daughters, Celeste (Ryan) Pagan, Carice (Bronson) Carrizosa; hanai daughter, Deidreana Maluyo-Gilman; hanai son, Daniel Gilman; stepsons, Derwin, Dustin and Dwight Gilman; stepdaughter, Darnell Maluyo; sister, Annette Gaylord; 18 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren; faithful & loyal companion, Koa. Celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015, at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Visitation 9:00-11:00 a.m. Service 11:00 a.m.-12 noon. Committal service with full military honors to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl at 2pm. Aloha attire, no flowers.

LESTER L. MULLER

Posted On September 13th, 2015 -

LESTER L. MULLER Age 57, of Kapolei, HI, passed away July 27, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 25, 1957 in Honolulu, HI. Owner of LM Bookkeeping & Tax Service. He is survived by step-father, Ted Sato; brother, Victor Bermea; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Saturday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

PABLO E. FLORES

Posted On September 12th, 2015 -

PABLO E. FLORES Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 24, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born November 17, 1928 in Cordon, Isabela, Philippines. He was a retired custodian for Campbell High School. He is survived by spouse, Florencia S. Flores; sons, Rodolfo (Consolacion) Flores, Benjamin (Elena) Flores; daughters, Erlinda Ordonio, Gloria (Manuel) Dayag; sisters, Lorenzana Asuncion, Marina Asuncion; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Sept. 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Prayer service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Memorial Park.

MILDRED SACHIKO ADANIYA

Posted On September 12th, 2015 -

MILDRED SACHIKO ADANIYA Age 71, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 24, 2015 in Pearl City. Born November 20, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. Retired as a teacher from Palisades Elementary School. She is survived by brothers, Ernest Masato (Tomi) Adaniya, Henry Naomi (Setsuko) Adaniya of California, Fred Satoshi (Yaeko) Adaniya, Roy Kengo Adaniya, Kenneth Osamu (Jane) Adaniya; sisters, Jane Mitsuko (Minoru) Oshiro of Okinawa, Alice Sueko (Glyn) Taylor of England. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- Newtown in Ward Relief Society Room (98-530 Kaahele St., Waimalu). Funeral service 6:00 p.m. Ward Chapel. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Evelyn Lorraine Pierce

Posted On September 12th, 2015 -

EVELYN LORRAINE PIERCE 82, of San Bruno, CA, passed away Aug. 30 in CA. She was born on Maui in 1933 and graduated from Roosevelt HS in 1951. She is survived by her husband James; her children Brian, Steven, Jolynn, and Corinne; her five grandchildren; and her sister Mildred Mineer. She is predeceased by her parents Jess and Rose Freeby, and her brother Jesse Freeby. Services on the mainland.

Frisidicion “Fritzie” Arial

Posted On September 12th, 2015 -

St. George, Utah, Frisidicion "Fritzie" Arial, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family September 7, 2015 at 4:15pm at the age of 85. She was born September 6, 1930 in Kualapu'u, Molokai, Hawaii to Marcos and Nemesia Aton. She married Rudolph "Rudy" Arial in 1948 at Wahiawa, Hawaii. Fritizie attended Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu. She was raised on Molokai and Oahu. She and Rudy lived in Kunia where they raised their son, Rudolph "Rick" Arial, Jr. during the founding of the Del Monte Pineapple Plantation. Fritzie worked at Castner Department Store as a retail associate. She later worked doing post laundry at Scofield Barracks. The bulk of her career was spent in supervisory roles at the Naval PX at Pearl Harbor and the Army PX at Scofield Barracks. Fritzie loved hula and played the ukulele. She danced with the prestigious Mililani Halau all around Oahu, while Rudy played bass and lap-steel guitar. She also loved to travel, ballroom dance and sing. Fritzie is survived by her husband, Rudolph Arial (St. George, UT), Rudolph Jr. and Bette Arial (St. George, UT), Christian Arial (St. George, UT), Creighton and Kelly Arial (Hailey, ID), Andy and Tia Fackrell (St. George, UT), Cameron and Jamie Arial (Eagle, ID), Florence Oclaray (sister, Waipahu, HI), Rolando Aton (brother, Kopolai, HI) and Douglas Aton (brother, Wahiawa). She's preceded in death by Marcos and Nemesia Aton (parents, Mililani, HI) and Juanita Cadell (sister, St. Louis). Funeral Services will be held at Hughes Mortuary, 1037 E. 700 S. St. George, UT on Thursday, September 10th with a viewing at 10am and a service at 11am. Internment will take place at the Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements made under direction of Hughes Mortuary. (435) 674-5000. Visit our website www.hughesmortuary.com.

APOLINARIO AGPAOA VIERNES

Posted On September 11th, 2015 -

APOLINARIO AGPAOA VIERNES Age 94, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away August 17, 2015 in Haleiwa. Born August 19, 1920 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son, Benjamin (Eufemia) Viernes; daughter, Mercy (Ken) Jones; brother, Reynaldo (Nene) Viernes; sisters, Rafaela Agbayani, Cresencia Garcia, Ely Agbayani, Ofelia Agbayani, Bella Benigno; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

HERBER & JEANETTE INOUYE

Posted On September 11th, 2015 -

$nameHERBERT TOBY YUKIO KANANIMAEOLE INOUYE May 17, 1928-August 10, 2015 JEANETTE KITAMURA INOUYE August 27, 1927-August 10, 2015 Toby and Jeanette Inouye were eternally joined on August 10, 2015. They were long-time residents of Pauoa Valley. Toby was a graduate of Farrington High School. Following graduation, he worked at Ronwill Distributors, Ault Supply, and Colgate Palmolive before starting a long and successful career with Bristol-Myers as their District Manager for Clairol. In his youth, Toby was a sportsman and participated in boxing and barefoot football. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed weekends with his family camping and fishing. He was an active member in several golf and fishing clubs. Jeanette was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and attended business college where she received her secretarial degree. She worked and retired as a Secretary at Occidental Underwriters. Jeanette enjoyed bowling, Hawaiian quilting, crocheting and was an avid reader. They are survived by daughters, April (Myles) Akamine and Gale (Larry) Park; grandchildren Lisa (Aaron) Imai, Christopher (Joy) Akamine, Sean (Tammy) Akamine, Larry Kanani (Kela Kitashima) Park, Malia (James) Kau, and 7 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for two lives well-lived and well-loved will be held on September 22, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Edward “Ed” Keawe Thomas

Posted On September 11th, 2015 -

EDWARD “ED” KEAWE THOMAS In the early morning hours of September 3, 2015, Edward “Ed” Keawe Thomas passed away in his home in Aiea, Hawaii. Ed lost his struggles with medical issues. He was just 50 years old. Ed was born at Kapiolani Hospital on March 6, 1965. He was the youngest of the five children of Elizabeth “Lani” Maielua Thomas and Frederick “Fred” Thomas. Ed graduated from Castle High School and was an avid sports follower. He was the primary care giver for his father Fred and his beloved mother Lani, until her passing in 2001. Ed was preceded in death by his mother Lani and his older brother Michael. Ed is survived by his father, Fred Thomas of Aiea, Hawaii; his older brother Raymond Thomas (Dawn) of Honolulu, Hawaii; and his older sisters, Laura Pravettoni (Peter) of Lewisville, Texas and Debbie Thomas (Denise) of Tucson, Arizona. Ed is also survived by nieces Lani Morales of Electric City, Washington, Nani Olquin (Mike) of Castroville, California. Kaui Thomas of Honolulu, Hawaii. Great Nieces, Mikaela, Myleene and Mailani Olquin and Kaiya Thomas. Memorial Services will be held on Sat, September 12 at 10:00am located at Moanalua Mortuary 1150 Kikowaena St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96819. Casual attire. No flowers. Reception to follow. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

EDSON SCHUYLER LOTT III

Posted On September 11th, 2015 -

$nameEDSON SCHUYLER LOTT III Of Hawaii Kai, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2015 at the Stuart F. Myer Hospice in Palm Coast, Florida, at the age of 79. Ed was born on a boat off the coast of New York and spent his life as an avid yachtsman and long time Hawaii waterman. After 29 years of teaching at Kamehameha Schools, Ed retired and devoted himself to charitable works. From 2009-2010 he served as Commodore for the 14th District of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was also Potentate of the Aloha Shriner’s in 2005. Ed is survived by his wife of 19 years Yuriko Takayama Lott, daughter Rajputi Lashimi Anderson-Lovaglio, and sons Timothy Shrikrishnan Lott and Carlos Borbon De Cordoba. A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 on September 13th at the Waikiki Yacht Club

FERMINA MANUEL ANDRES

Posted On September 11th, 2015 -

FERMINA MANUEL ANDRES Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 11, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born July 7, 1929 in Cabatuan, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Jesus Christopher (Gloria) Andres, Gino (Gloria) Andres; daughter, Norma (Vic) Cauilan; sister, Dionisia Santos; 6 grand- children; 1 great-granddaughter. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 17) at Crusaders of the Divine Church of Christ (569 California Ave., Wahiawa). Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Paul Bong Soo Sur

Posted On September 11th, 2015 -

PAUL BONG SOO SUR 87, died Tuesday, August 25, at Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing center. Paul was born January 15, 1928 in Honolulu, Hi., to Chong Il and Cha Hee Sur. He was a Korean War veteran and a retired Air Force Staff Sergeant. Later in his life he then retired as a Taxi Driver. Throughout his life some of his hobbies included bowling, traveling to Vegas, and singing karaoke. He was married to Takako Kawai Sur in 1964. Paul is survived by his children, Gabriel Sur, and Sibyl Sur-Martinson; their spouses Imelda Sur and Bert Martinson, respectively; grandchildren Kayleen, and Kalei Sur; and his sisters, Helen Sur, Nancy Sur-Smith, and Leilani White. Paul’s memorial service will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary next week Tuesday, September 15. Visitation starts at 5:00 p.m. with the service to follow at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ROBERTA THOMAS FUJIOKA

Posted On September 11th, 2015 -

ROBERTA THOMAS FUJIOKA 68, of Kaneohe, died in Kaiser Medical Center August 13th surrounded by family and friends after a 4.5-year battle lung cancer. She is survived by sons Dean (Stephanie Burns) and Scott, daughter Tiffany (Jason Makuch) and a grandson Jonah. Paddle out ceremony at Lanikai Park at 9 am on Saturday September 12th. Celebration of Life to follow.Please visit 1formom.org for directions and details.

JACK LUCAS LARSEN

Posted On September 11th, 2015 -

$nameJACK LUCAS LARSEN, 1924 TO 2015 At age 91 Jack was still doing the things he loved. Sunday, August 16, 2015 he went for a hike in the morning near his home at Del Mesa Carmel and then brought a bouquet of wildflowers to his “ladyfriend.” That evening they went to dinner with friends and enjoyed conversation and champagne. He returned home, sat down on the bench outside his front door and passed away peacefully. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 30, 1924, Jack Lucas Larsen grew up in his parent’s home on Diamond Head, next door to Lydie Lucas, his grandmother, one of the first kama’ainas to build a home there. His father, Dr. Nils Paul Larsen, was known in the Islands for his contributions to medicine in Hawaii. His mother, Sara Lucas Larsen, traced her ancestry back to her grandfather, George Lucas, who arrived in Hawaii in 1852. He established the Honolulu Planing Mill which contributed furniture and detailing to ‘Iolani Palace in Honolulu. The Lucas brothers also helped build the Moana Hotel in Waikiki. Jack attended high school in the Islands and graduated from Culver Military Academy in Indiana in 1943. After Culver, Larsen served for two and a half years in the U.S. Army Air Corp. ending up as a Radar Counter- Measure Operator on B-29s in the air war against Japan. Following the war, in 1946 he attended the University of Hawaii for two years as a pre-med student before graduating from Colgate University with a BA in Natural Science in 1950. In 1951, he married Louise Erdman. A daughter and son were born in Pahala, Hawaii where Jack was working on the sugar plantation. In 1955 the family moved to Lana’i. Jack worked on the Dole Lana’i plantation for three years and was then moved to Dole’s Wahiawa plantation before a position took him to the cannery in Honolulu. He worked as Corporate Director of Industrial Engineering before moving to California in 1967 as Assistant to the Vice President of Dole’s mainland canneries in San Jose, California and Salem, Oregon. Larsen returned to Honolulu in 1969 where he was named Director of Pineapple Planning. This position entailed a worldwide search for overseas expansion opportunities for lower-cost pineapple production. Larsen left Dole in 1971 soon after marrying Chonita Gibbs Newport in Honolulu and the couple moved back to the same Diamond Head beach home where he grew up. He set up his own consulting firm, Agroland, Inc. where he continued for 18 years as a consultant in tropical agriculture, assessing project viability around the world from Venezuela to Asia. During this period, he was elected to three terms in the Hawaii State House of Representatives between 1974 and 1980, twice as a Republican and once as a Democrat. In 1996 Jack and Chonita moved to the Monterey area and settled in Del Mesa Carmel. Jack’s career in the pineapple industry in Hawaii inspired the research and writing of his 676-page book, Hawaiian Pineapple Entrepreneurs. Filled with historic photos, extensive research and interviews with pineapple industry leaders and workers, it chronicles the rise and fall of the pineapple industry in the Hawaiian Islands. Jack was an avid hiker both in Hawaii with his family and with the Haasis group in Monterey, his name synonymous with hiking for all who knew him. Unexpected adventures were the source of many a story. He is survived by his two children, Jennifer Sara Larsen Morrow and Nils Harold Larsen and two granddaughters, Katie Morrow and Sondrea Larsen. He is also survived by three stepchildren, Nason “Tuck,” Tiare and Robin Newport who live in California. A Celebration of Life will be held at Del Mesa Carmel on September 26, 2015.

ARLENE KASHIMA KAWAKAMI

Posted On September 11th, 2015 -

$nameARLENE KASHIMA KAWAKAMI Age 71, of Kauai, Hawai’i, passed away September 4th, 2015 at Wilcox Hospital. Born in Huleia, Kauai, Hawai’i. An educator with the Department of Education Arlene is survived by her husband, Charles Kawakami; sons, Craig (Renee) Douglas, and Derek (Monica) Kawakami; five grandchildren; one great- grandson; sister Marian Horita; and brother, Stanford Kashima. Services will be held on Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Lihue Christian Church. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services at 11AM and lunch to follow. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

MADELINE YONEKO SHIMABUKU

Posted On September 10th, 2015 -

MADELINE YONEKO SHIMABUKU 93, of Honolulu, died at the Aloha Nursing & Rehab Center on August 15, 2015. She was a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel pantry worker and the former owner of International Market in Palama. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by daughters, Joy B.Y. (Charles Kamimura) Shimabuku, Ann M.E. Akasaki; brothers, Stanley, Wilbur (Keiko), James, Ronald (Amy) Miyasato; grandchildren, Warren Kaneshiro, Kristy Kaneshiro; great granddaughter, Reyna Yoneko Yamamoto. Visitation 2 p.m. Sunday (9/13/15) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leilani Agnes Auwae Balai

Posted On September 10th, 2015 -

LEILANI AGNES AUWAE BALAI Age 79 of Wai’anae, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2015. Leilani was preceded in death by her husband Robert, children; Alan Hinano Aran and Antoinette ‘Toni’ Nazario. She is survived by Son’s: Ronald (Judy) Auwae Sr., Abel (Pearldean) Aran Jr., and Alvin (Tina) Aran. Daughter’s, Rae Lee Awai, Annette (Nelson) Rivera, Allison (Jeffrey) Browning , Arlene (Peter) Ahia, Andrea (Joseph) Cislo, Leeanne (August) Kaawa & Robie-Ann (Nelson) Dorwelo, and Son in Law Jose Nazario (Toni), Brothers: Henry, Allen, Marks, Duane and Charles “Kalani” Auwae; Sisters: Maile Mauhili, Henrietta Miranda, Jewellyn “Mary” Leialoha and Charlotte Keo. 35 grandchildren, 63 great granchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Services will be held on September 12th at Sacred Heart Church of Waianae located at 85-786 Old Government Road Waianae. Visitation will begin at 8:30 am and Mass to start at 10:30 am.

WINIFRED MANAI PESTANA

Posted On September 10th, 2015 -

WINIFRED MANAI CHARTRAND PESTANA Age 73, of Mililani, HI, passed away September 3, 2015 in Mililani. Born July 22, 1942 in Waikane, HI. Owner of Cable Controls Inc. Preceded in death by husband, Melbourne. She is survived by son, James S.K. (Jocelyn) Pestana; daughter, Lee Ann M. (Alvis) Satele; sisters, Ann (Malcolm) Brumaghim, Mary (Proceso) Villanueva; 9 grand- children; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 11:00 a.m. Sunday (Sept 13) at Sand Island Boat Harbor (10 Sand Island Pkwy., Honolulu); Celebration of life 12:00 noon.


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