Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

JOSTON ASHLEY JACKSON

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

JOSTON ASHLEY JACKSON Age 24, of Kailua-Kona, passed away July 3, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born January 24, 1990 in Korsae, Federated State of Micronesia. He is survived by parents, Ashley & Daisy Jackson; brothers, Hamilton Jackson, Joseph Jackson, Lambert Jackson, Sylvan Jackson; sisters, Shra Seymour, Ruth Charley, Notwe Benjamin, Selyn George, Takae Jackson. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7/23 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial will take place in Micronesia at a later date. Casual Attire.

Edward Torao Kanaya

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

7-18-Edward-Kanaya-ad-3cx9-jCelebrating the Life of EDWARD TORAO KANAYA August 26, 1923 May 27, 2014 Edward “Ed” Torao Kanaya had a lifelong love for music that began as a teenager at Washington Intermediate School and carried his spirit through the next eight decades of a remarkable life. Ed played the ute and piccolo beautifully. He had the rare distinction of performing with the Army Band overseas, then with the Royal Hawaiian Band and, later, the Honolulu Symphony from 1955-1975. A 1941 McKinley High School graduate, Ed’s studies at the University of Hawaii were interrupted by World War II. Determined to prove his loyalty, he served in the Hawaii Territorial Guard, Varsity Victory Volunteers, and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After the war, Ed found a love greater than music in his beloved Betty. Their honeymoon lasted 66 years. He also found his calling in music education. After earning musical degrees from Lawrence College in Wisconsin and Northwestern University, Ed began a career showing students how to embrace music and the arts. His teachings and serving as band director for his musical “alma mater” Washington Intermediate was a 25-year highlight that led him to say that he never worked a day in his life because he enjoyed his job so much. Ed founded Washington’s pioneering summer band program in 1955. The program continues to thrive today. Ed also served on the Hawaii Youth Symphony board from 1977 to 1982. He retired in 1979, but his impact is everlasting. Washington’s students today learn about music in the Edward T. Kanaya Band Room. In retirement, Ed continued to teach music at Highlands Intermediate School. He also enjoyed working out at the Atkinson and Nuuanu YMCAs. Ed’s legacy is everywhere in Hawaii’s musical education. He co-founded the Oahu Band Directors Association and helped organize the annual Hawaii Music Educators Association Summer Camp. But more than anything, and what made him proudest, were the thousands of students he was able to reach with his love of music and how so many of them went on to teach, instruct, and inspire future generations in Hawaii. Ed had a rich and wonderful life and passed away peacefully in Las Vegas on May 27 while on vacation with his family. Ed is survived by wife Betty, son David (Wendy), daughter Wendy Ichiyama (Jay), daughter-in-law Christa (Gary); grandchildren Lea Wong (Derek), Jenna Kanaya, Kara Ichiyama; great grandson Skyler Wong and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with Ed’s wishes, a private funeral service was conducted. Donations in memory of Ed Kanaya can be made to the Hawaii Youth Symphony, 1110 University Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96826. Condolences may be sent to: Betty Kanaya, P.O. Box 110, Kaneohe, HI 96744

DEBORAH DECAMP NAGY

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

7-18 DEBORAH DECAMP NAGYDEBORAH DECAMP NAGY Deborah DeCamp Nagy passed peacefully in her 90th year on June 4, 2013 in California, family at her side. A Smith grad who trained at Katharine Gibbs in NYC, Deb worked at Pomfret School in Connecticut, where she met and married Al Nagy. With their three children, they moved to Hawaii in 1959. Debbie was active in the UH Extension Club, East West Center, Outdoor Circle, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Kahala Garden Club, Diamond Head Theater, AARP and League of Women Voters. Following Al’s death, she remarried George Kim of Hauula. A Celebration of Deborah’s Life will be held at the Church of the Crossroads on Tuesday, July 29th at 4:00 pm. The family welcomes a donation to the National Alzheimer’s Association.

CELESTIA INIBA ROHR

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

CELESTIA INIBA ROHR Age 66, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away July 3, 2014 in Las Vegas. Born November 30, 1947 in Philippines. A retired Halekulani Hotel housekeeper. She is survived by husband, Ronald T. Rohr; son, Ronald T. Rohr, Jr.; daughter, Cely Rohr; sisters, Lerma Iniba, Elisea Masatalia, Visitacion Miranda; brother, Pepito Iniba; 1 grand- child. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (July 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SISTER M. AURELIA SANCHEZ

Posted On July 17th, 2014 -

SISTER M. AURELIA SANCHEZ Age 72, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 25, 2014 in Torrance, CA. Born June 24, 1942 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. She was a member of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary. She is survived by sisters, Eduvijes Sanchez, Tesoro Alvarez. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 22) at Resurrection of the Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu) Mass 7:00 p.m. Vistitation also 8:00 a.m. Wednesday (July 23) at Resurrection of the Lord Church, Prayer Service 8:30 a.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOSEPH “SONNY” FRANK KAAINA KEOHOKAPU, JR.

Posted On July 17th, 2014 -

7-17 JOSEPH KEOHOKAPU, JR. b&wJPGCelebrating the Life of JOSEPH K. SONNY KEOHOKAPU JR. 88, of Waimanalo, Hawaii who passed away on June 29, 2014. He was a retired truck driver for the United States Navy with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and also a United States Army Veteran and United States Army National Guard Veteran. He was born in Kaauhuhu, North Kohala, Hawai’i. Visitation to his celebration of life service will be held 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary with service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Committal service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

JOSEPH ALBERT BENEZRA, MAJOR, USAF (RET)

Posted On July 17th, 2014 -

JOSEPH ALBERT BENEZRA, MAJOR, USAF (RET) Joseph Albert Benezra, Major, USAF (Ret), died peacefully at home in Bellevue, WA on July 10th. Joe was born January 18, 1918, in Hartford, Connecticut, but moved to Seattle at a young age. Fascinated with airplanes, Joe learned to fly when he was just ten, and joined a flight club at Boeing Field while in high school. In 1940, Joe joined the Army Air Corps where he served as a flight instructor, and later a transport pilot. During WWII, Joe flew “The Hump” over the Himalayas between India and China in support of American and Chinese forces, including the famed Flying Tigers. In 1948-49, at the onset of the Cold War, Joe flew the Berlin Airlift. Both of these historic air operations were extremely dangerous but critically important. In 1950, Joe married Frances Paola, an Air Force nurse. Joe and Franny had many interesting assignments in the Air Force, including at Keesler AFB, Kirtland AFB, and Hickam AFB, where Joe flew Air/Sea Rescue. Joe retired from the USAF in 1966, after which he worked at the Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard until he and Franny both retired to their condo in beautiful Waikiki. A few years after Franny’s death in 1996, Joe returned to live in Bellevue. In 2002, Joe met and fell for Nancy Leavitt, his last love, and they shared their lives together until Joe’s death. Joe was buried in Seattle with full Military Honors. He will be missed by his many friends and family who loved him dearly. Remembrances may be made to the USO.

WILLIAM RICHARDS LOWREY

Posted On July 16th, 2014 -

WILLIAM RICHARDS LOWREY July 7, 2014 88, of Kaneohe, retired from Hawaiian Telephone Company, died peacefully at home. He was born in Manoa, the youngest of 6 siblings, and was often called “Billy Dick” which was later shortened to “B. Dick” or “Bill.” He is survived by his four daughters: Pandy (David) Reiser, Jill (Ed) Dowd, Cara (Lee) Takamori, and Brenda Lowrey; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister-in- law Katy Lowrey of Waimea, Hawaii; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private Service.

SHOICHI “SHO” SUZUKI

Posted On July 16th, 2014 -

SHOICHI SHO SUZUKI Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 14, 2014 in Aiea. Born August 25, 1930 in Waipahu, HI. He retired after 30 years from U. Okada and Company Limited. He was a primary partner of Suzuki Distributors. A member of the Waipahu Soto Mission. An Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by wife, Kimiko Suzuki; sons, Alvin Suzuki, Eric Suzuki; granddaughter, Haley. Private services held.

MARGARET RAMENTO MANUEL

Posted On July 16th, 2014 -

MARGARET RAMENTO MANUEL Age 84, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 12, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 11, 1930 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. She retired from the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Waikiki. She is survived by daughters, Julieta M. (Segismundo) Matitu, Cristina M. (Charito) Diego, Lene Grace M. (Jomar L.) Calderon; sons, Jim R. (Ligaya Madriaga) Manuel, Bonifacio R. Manuel, Angelito R. (Venus B.) Manuel, Maximo R. (Liza P.) Manuel, Robenson R. Manuel, Kennedy R. (Kimberly E.) Manuel; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild; sister, Gloria Ramento; brother, Benson Ramento. Services held.

TOMOMI IMAIZUMI

Posted On July 15th, 2014 -

7-15 TOMOMI IMAIZUMI-newTOMOMI IMAIZUMI Tomomi Imaizumi died June 12, 2014 in Fukuoka, Japan. She worked for Angelo Pietro Restaurant in Honolulu, Versace and MCM store at Ala Moana Shopping Center. She also studied to be a window decorator and decorated windows for Versace Ala Moana. Mom and Dad, Ralph and Kimiko Peko Nishimura, Sister and husband, Yukie and James McGough, Grandpa Yutaka Matsumoto from Chiba Japan Auntie for her sister’s children: Kailee, Cameron, James Julius, and Malie McGough and Fiance, Hiroyuki Hasegawa. The services were held in Fukuoka, Japan. The family thanks you very much for your generous monetary gifts and prayers.

PASTORA “TORANG” CAMANGEG SANTOS

Posted On July 15th, 2014 -

PASTORA TORANG CAMANGEG SANTOS Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 20, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born August 5, 1926 in Kemoo, Waialua, HI. She is survived by sons, Rodrigo (Lily) Santos, Dante (Marilou) Santos; daughters, Nenita G. (Rusty) Pascua, Zoraida (Jovencio) Agoto, Ruby (Guy) Leacher, Dehlia (Elson) Coloma; brother, Marcelo Camangeg; sisters, Victoria C. Macasio, Caridad Guillermo, Dora Agoto; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (July 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (July 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

NORIKO UESUGI

Posted On July 15th, 2014 -

NORIKO UESUGI On July 3 2014, passed peacefully in Indianapolis Indiana. A memorial service in her honor will be held in Westfield, Indiana on Thursday evening July 17th. Flanner and Buchanan Hamilton Memorial Park is handling arrangements.

GAIL S. SATO

Posted On July 14th, 2014 -

GAIL S. SATO Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 11, 2014 in Aiea. Born May 12, 1926 in Tokyo, Japan. Gail was formerly employed by Popo’s, Kelley’s, & Metro restaurants. She was a member of the Soka Gakkai International USA. She is survived by husband, Tadayoshi “Yoshi” “Tad” Sato; son, Glenn (Mia) Sato; daughter, Margie Sato; sister, Misako Kondo of Japan; 2 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:45 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual Attire.

DAVID TADAO KOSAKA

Posted On July 14th, 2014 -

DAVID TADAO KOSAKA Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 7, 2014 in Pearl City. Born April 24, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Harriet H. Kosaka; daughter, Nami-Anne K.K. (Lawrence) Dolan; sister, Helen (Thomas) Inafuku; brothers, Masato (Lillian) Kosaka, Edward (Ruriko) Kosaka, Charles (Margie) Kosaka; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (July 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PATRICIA “PAT” LOU OMAYAS

Posted On July 14th, 2014 -

PATRICIA PAT LOU OMAYAS Age 76, of Honolulu, passed away June 27, 2014 at St. Francis Hospice. Born August 14, 1937 in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Leonard A. Omayas; daughters, Adelaide “Addie” Madrid, Tammy (Glenn) Vergara, Tina (Gary) Mokuau; brothers, Vernon (Elenor) Scott, William Albert Reiger; sisters, Barbara Jean (Jack) Hook, Texie Javier; 6 Grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday 7/19 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

RAYMOND TAKEO CHINEN

Posted On July 14th, 2014 -

7-14 RAYMOND CHINENRAYMOND TAKEO CHINEN Age 99, of Honolulu, passed away June 20, 2014 at his residence. Born June 4, 1915 in Honolulu. He took early retirement from Honolulu Rapid Transit (HRT) as a bus driver to help his wife start BJ’s Fashions. He was a member of Aikane Retirement Club (HRT) and Tamagusuku Okinawan Club. He also was a devoted member of The Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family. He is survived by wife, Doris C. Chinen; son, Vernon Chinen; daughter, Barbara Jean “BJ” Chinen; Sisters, Betty (Jan) Takayesu, Alice Murayama, Lily (Billy) Agena; 2 grand- sons, Sean S. Wong, Kyle T. Chinen. Visitation 5:30 pm Saturday 7/19 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Celebration of Life 6:15 p.m. Casual Attire.

SARA (SALLY) MARGARET O’MALLEY

Posted On July 14th, 2014 -

SARA (SALLY) MARGARET O’MALLEY “The world is a little less spirited, a little less bright, without the physical presence of our mother in it. ” Sara (Sally) Margaret O’Malley passed away peacefully on June 11, 2014 at Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre where she had been well cared for during her last 20 months. She was 88 years old. Sally was born in Crescent City California on December 24, 1925. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1948 and moved to Hawaii as a young wife in 1950. Here she raised six children in a home where all were welcome and every child was loved. Our mother opened up our home as a place where all of our friends could gather. In her professional life, Sally was an office manager and accountant for several local businesses – Sunshine School, Pua Lani Landscaping, and Kama’aina Kids. She was a member of the Assistance League of Honolulu and P.E. O. In all of these endeavors she made life longs friends, who loved and respected her for her honesty, courage, compassion, and integrity.Sally is survived by her six children: Kate O’Malley (Gary Gray), Molly O’Malley (Wayne Moyer), Michael O’Malley (Cheryl Robello), Kevin O’Malley (Leslie), Patrick O’Malley, and Margaret Andrade (Kimo), 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 19th, at 4:00 p.m. at 1110 Manulani Street, Kailua. No flowers please, gifts in Sally’s memory may be made to the Assistance League of Honolulu or the Yosemite Fund.

ANTHONY SOLOMON BARON

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 ANTHONY BARON new picANTHONY SOLOMON BARON Manager, Qwest, Colonel US Army, Ret. 8/30/42-6/27/14 Tony passed away June 27th in Everett, WA after a battle with lymphoma. He is survived by sons Mike & John Baron & families, companion Diane McDougall, sisters Virginia Jordan, Dorothy Vidinha, & Lorraine Albarado. He was preceded in death by wife Nicholee Baron and sister Harriet Lapaz Makanui. Tony was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He graduated Waimea HS 1960 as Class President & Seattle University Army ROTC program with a BA Ed. He served in Vietnam, was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, and retired from active duty as captain. He advanced to the rank of colonel in the US Army Reserves. He returned to active duty at the Army War College and a Fellowship at Harvard. He taught at West Point, became a paratrooper, & served as colonel with European Command, Germany in 1996-97. He also had a 25 yr career as a manager at Qwest until retirement in 2002. Tony made numerous friends while pursuing hiking and snow shoeing. He spent valuable time with granddaughters cheering their achievements in school & sports. Tony was an avid sports fan, relished stats, and loved ice cream. Humility and determination were cornerstones to his character. A Vigil service will be held at Nu’uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary in Honolulu Thurs July 17th 5:00-7:30pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church Fri July 18th at 8:30am in Honolulu. Burial will follow at Punch Bowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific with Military Honors at 11:30am. Please make donations to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

Vivian Nani Almeida

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 647003 Vivian AlmeidaVIVIAN NANI ALMEIDA Age 70, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, born April 25, 1944 and raised in Kahalu`u. Retired from the State of Hawaii, Supervisor/ Custodian for O.C.C.C. Vivian passed away on June 27, 2014. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Vivian is survived by husband, Jerry Almeida; sons, Jerry, Lawrence and Gary Almeida; daughter, Lori Ann Isagawa; brothers, Louis, Charles and John Mahelona; sisters, Barbara Leota and Merriel Yonahara; 12 grandchilren and 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30am, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery. Burial at 1:00pm at Temple Valley Cemetery. Casual attire.

ELSIE P. FERREIRA

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

ELSIE P. FERREIRA Age 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, HI, passed away June 30, 2014 in Waianae, HI. Born August 13, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. She was a member of Sacred Hearts Society. She is survived by sons, Edmund Silva (Faye) Ferreira Jr., John Silva (Candace) Ferreira, Herman Silva (Michael) Ferreira, Michael Silva (Nani) Ferreira Sr.; daughters, Ann Marie (Alika) Perkins, Barbara Jean (James) Cook, Bernadette Louise (Chris) Nelson; sister, Margaret Borges of Tiburon, CA; 21 grandchilden; 35 great- grandchildren; 19 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (July 18) at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church (85-786 Old Government Rd., Waianae) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

PATRICIA ASAYO KUBO PARK

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 PATRICIA PARKPATRICIA ASAYO KUBO PARK Age 74, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 6, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 18, 1940 in Honolulu, HI. Retired teacher from Leilehua High School. She is survived by husband, Byron J. Park; daughters, Tisha (Craig) Yamasaki, Daryl Ann (Todd Yokoyama) Ho; grandchildren, Rhyse Yamasaki, Khyan Yamasaki, Hunter Yokoyama, Haylee Yokoyama; sister-in- law, Catherine Pauls. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Monday (July 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire.

CANDIDO “CANDI” BAROMAN

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 CANDIDO BAROMANCANDIDO CANDI BAROMAN Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 14, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born September 12, 1928 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from the Department of Social Services, State of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Judith (Fontanilla) Baroman; son, Ken Baroman; daughters, Fran (Marty) Lomiboa, Dee (Michael) Baroman-Coggins; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Eleanor S. (“Ellie”) Williston

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 644908 Eleanor WillistonELEANOR S. (ELLIE) WILLISTON Age 86, of Kailua, Oahu, passed away peacefully in San Diego, California on May 27 surrounded by her family. Ellie was born December 28, 1927 in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Katherine O. and Arthur Pearson Scott, a History Professor at the University of Chicago. Ellie attended the U. of Chicago Lab School, was a proud graduate of Barrington (Il.) High and earned an A.A. from the U. of Chicago. Accompanying her father on sabbatical to Yenching Univ. (Beijing) in 1948, Ellie taught English in China. In 1949, Ellie married Horace (“Willy”) Williston and after she helped Willy earn his M.A. in Asian Studies from U.C. Berkeley by typing his thesis, Ellie’s parents gave them a trip around the world. In 1952 Ellie moved with Willy and infant son Jim to Japan, where Willy was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst. In Japan, Jim was joined by sisters Kay and Mary. After enjoying nearly six years in Japan, the family was moved by the Army to Hawaii in 1958, settling in Kailua, which Ellie loved. Daughter B.J. joined the family in 1961. With children grown, Ellie became a real estate agent and broker with, among others, Huffman & Drake in Kailua. Ellie was a consummate volunteer with Windward United Church of Christ (WUCC)(thrift shop head for 20+ years and frequent altar flower arranger), Assistance League of Hawaii (thrift shop, keiki hearing testing and taking “zoo” to neighbor island schools), Friends of Kailua Library, Tutu Tutorial (reading with Kailua Elem. kids), and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Hawaii (Honolulu Chapter). She also was President of the Windward Flower Arrangers for several terms. Ellie loved to play bridge with friends at Kaneohe Yacht Club and St. Christopher’s, work on the Wash. Post crossword, and watch “Jeopardy.” Ellie was predeceased by her parents and Willy and is survived by her beloved sister Barbara Huszagh of Wheaton, Il; children James (Jim) Williston (Honolulu), Katherine (Kay) Streeter (David)(Juneau, AK), Mary Davis (John)(Mount Vernon, WA), and Jean (B.J.) Williston (Michael Gaughan)(San Diego, CA); and grandchildren David K. Holmes and Kally and Kellen Gaughan. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes in December. Memorial donations may be made to WUCC, Friends of Kailua Library, Assistance League of Hawaii or AAUW of Hawaii. Ellie’s children extend their deepest appreciation to those friends, family and community members who visited and sent cards and well wishes to Ellie in her final months.

LARRY CARRASCO

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 LARRY CARRASCOLARRY CARRASCO Larry Carrasco (64) died peacefully at home on June 28, 2014, with his wife at his side after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Larry was born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, and Phoenix, Arizona. In Phoenix, he was a carpenter with TGK Construction and a championship sailboat racer with his childhood friend, Bill Jennings. As a young man, Larry loved to surf in Mexico and go camping with friends throughout Arizona. In 1976, Larry moved to Hawai’i to marry Mona Bernardino, his wife of 37 years. In Hawai’i, Larry was active in the printing industry, working at Tongg Publishing and other shops and eventually becoming a printing consultant. In his semi-retirement years, he returned to his first love: carpentry. Larry was a champion racquetball player, winning several Aloha State Games tournaments with Les Peters, his racquetball partner of 20 years. He also liked to golf and was an avid card player at family gatherings. He will be remembered for his fun personality and the strong relationships he maintained with his friends over the years. As one of his best friends, George Soiles, said, “Larry collected people.” A celebration of Larry’s life will take place on Friday, July 18, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. and Mass at 10:000 a.m. Although we miss Larry dearly, we send him with love on the next part of his journey.

Charlene Valerie Ahn & Michael Patacsil

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 646322-01-1 Charlene Valerie Ahn Pic #17-13 646322-01-2 Michael Patacsil Pic #2IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLENE MICHAEL VALERIE PATACSIL AHN 8/12/45 – 7/13/13 9/29/55 – 6/5/13 On the one year anniversary of your passing, we fondly remember and honor both of you with our undying love. We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. All we have now are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we will never part. God has you in His keep, We have you in our hearts. It broke our hearts to lose you. But you didn`t go alone, For a part of us went with you…The day God called you Home. ~Author Unknown With all of our hearts, we love and miss you dearly, Mother – Susie, Cookie, Linda, Dougie Boy, James, Susan, Lori, Krystal, Alysa, Dayna and Jordan

Doreen (Hluboky) Malak

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 647478 Doreen MalakDOREEN (HLUBOKY) MALAK Age 84, of St. Clair Shores, MI passed away June 17, 2014. Born October 8, 1929 in Honolulu, HI to McKinley HS math teacher & coach, Frank and Ollie Hluboky. Doreen was a 1947 graduate of Roosevelt HS. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen R. Malak in April 2012. They met while he was a Marine stationed on Oahu. She is survived by her daughters, Kristine (Al) Brakoniecki, Robin (Jim) Large, Tracy (Karl) Brunsman and Wendy Giannetti; her eight grandsons, Adam, Aaron, Jimmy, Robert, Karl, Kyle, Kole and Taylor; sister, Frances Hluboky; brother-in-law Edward (Angie) Malak; and loving nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Walther, who died in Honolulu in January 2013. A private service was held for Doreen at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI where she was laid to rest with her husband. Although she left the islands in 1951, she returned for many visits with family & reunions with former Roosevelt classmates. Her roots were in Hawaii, which was always in her heart.

EDMUND HONG TOW LOO

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 646587  Edmund LooEDMUND HONG TOW LOO 89, of Honolulu, a retired postal employee and Korean War veteran (Purple Heart) passed into God’s keeping on July 1, 2014 while at home. He was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church, Kau Tom Post 11 and the American Legion. He is survived by wife, June K.S. Leong Loo, daughter Maryanne Wong (Thomas K.T.), daughter-in-law, Michele Yoshimoto Loo, 1 grandson, 5 granddaughters, 1 great- granddaughter and 2 great-grandsons. Preceded in death by son, Peter-James K. Loo. Visitation 9am, Saturday, 7/19/14, Service 11am Borthwick Mortuary. Burial 1pm at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Online memorial at: www.dignitymemorial.com

WALTER J. LASSEN

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 WALTER J. LASSENWALTER J. LASSEN Walter “Wally” J. Lassen, 96, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away surrounded by his family, July 5, 2014. Wally is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dolores Lassen, children; Christian Riese Lassen, Ronald Lassen-predeceased, Dianne Winter, step-daughters; Stephanie Capllonch and Melanie Gambrell; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Wally was previously married to the late Carol Lassen. Wally was born to Freda and Christian Lassen, Jan. 23, 1918, in Tomoles, Ca. where he was raised with his three sisters. He moved to Maui in the 1960′s and later lived in Honolulu. Wally proudly served in the US Navy as Chief Gunner’s Mate during World War II aboard the USS Missouri, and was honored to witness the historic signing of the “Japanese Instrument of Surrender”. Wally was the last surviving crew member of the “Mighty Mo” residing in Hawaii. Wally’s life was well lived and well loved. His bright spirit, charismatic wit, and perpetual kindness will be missed. Aloha Wally. Services to be held Wednesday, July 16th, 12:00 pm, Valley of the Temples Chapel, Kaneohe. Donations may be made to the USS Missouri Memorial Association.

CHARLOTTE KAU AKAMU

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 CHARLOTTE KAU AKAMUCHARLOTTE KAU AKAMU Charlotte Kau Akamu, 90, passed away surrounded by family at her home in Kaimuki on June 11. She lived in Honolulu most of her life and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Charlotte was the loving and devoted wife of Eugene Akamu (June 1916- Sept 2005). Charlotte’s great passions in life were spending time with family, ballroom dancing and taking memorable trips, especially to Las Vegas. Charlotte’s beauty, vivacious spirit and feisty nature will be greatly missed. She was truly the life of the party and a great sport. Children: Charlene Cohen (Marty), Patti-Gene Berry (July 1951-Aug 2003), Pamela Olivas (Raymond), and Wayne Akamu. Grandchildren: Mei Wah Akamu Watson, Natalie Watson Castillo (Frank), and David Watson. Great Grandson: Andrew Mareko. A private celebration of Charlotte’s life was held. A second service will be held later in the year. Online condolences can be made at https://akamu.shutterfly.com


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