Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Owen Akito Morishige

Posted On January 18th, 2017 -

81, of Honolulu passed away on January 2, 2017. He was born in Kalihi. He was the owner of AKYTH Catering, a retired Hawaii Air National Guard radar technician and an Air Force veteran. He is survived by son Jon (Judy), daughter Ann (Ian) Ishibashi, brother Milton (Annette), grandchildren Chris Ishibashi, Kimberly and Grayson. Visitation 5 pm on Wednesday (January 25) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 6 pm. Casual Attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Louise Leialoha Naone-Uselman

Posted On January 18th, 2017 -

Was taken to heaven January, 8 2017. Louise was a resident of Dallas, Oregon but was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 13, 1949. She had a love for life, her family and helping others. Louise was a graduate of Gros Bonet Culinary College in Honolulu, Hawaii as a French classical chef and finished first in her class. She also had a BA in business. She worked at West Valley Hospital in the kitchen, she was an excellent cook and baker, just ask anyone who ever had her biscuits and gravy or double chocolate chip cookies. Louise always had a smile for everyone and everyone loved her smile. She is survived by her husband Carey Uselman, her daughter Christie (John), her sons Travis, Robert, Edward and Nathan, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. YOU will be missed dearly! Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. To share an online condolence, go to: www.dallastribute.com

Yun Choung Tenn

Posted On January 17th, 2017 -

Age 91, of Honolulu passed away on December 1, 2016. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii and was a dental office manager. She is survived by husband Dr. Clement Tenn; son Dr. Cy (Katy) Tenn; daughter Ivy Tenn (Steve) Dilda; sisters Yun Moi Okamoto and Betty (Bob) Henrickson and five grand- children. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

GEORGE NOJIRI

Posted On January 17th, 2017 -

Age 86, of Pearl City, HI, passed away Nov. 4, 2016 in Aiea. He was born July 7, 1930 in Perkins, CA. He was a retired Sears Service Technician. He is survived by wife, Ruth Nojiri; son, Kevin (Jihyun) Nojiri; daughter, Linda (Ricky) Yanagihara; sisters, Sumiko Taniguchi, Phyllis Nagai, Betty Uyekawa, Mitzi Okamura; brother, Isamu Nojiri; and 2 grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Jan. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Flowers welcome.

HELEN KAM LIU

Posted On January 17th, 2017 -

Age 98, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 27, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born August 9, 1918 in Honolulu, HI. Loyal member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary (Veterans of Foreign Wars). She is survived by son, Christopher Liu; daughter, Arlene Pack; brother, Richard Kam; sister, Carolee Lee; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Allen Oi Lun Choy

Posted On January 17th, 2017 -

93, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on December 29, 2016. He was born in Shanghai, China. Allen was a retired Bartender at Hilton Hawaiian Village. He is survived by wife Helen LL Choy, sons, Wilkin (Carolyn) Choy, Wyman Choy, Wilcox (Crystal) Choy, Wesley (Debbie) Choy, Wilbert (Lena) Choy; nine grandchildren, one great granddaughter. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Visitation 11:00am-12:30p.m. Services at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 3:00pm Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

James Kumauna Kuoha

Posted On January 17th, 2017 -

71, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on January 1, 2017. He is survived by spouse April Ikeda, five stepchildren, Georginia Kuoha, Gayle Kuoha, Dean Kuoha, Chester Kuoha, Grace Aleka. Services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation 9 AM, Service 10 AM. Leis Welcome. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

PEARL LAUWAE Q. LEWIS

Posted On January 17th, 2017 -

Age 77, of Waianae, HI, passed away Dec. 19, 2016 in Waipahu. She was born Aug. 5, 1939 in Honolulu. She was a member of the Valley of the Giants & the Pokai Bay Horseshoe Clubs; and His Name is Jesus Tabernacle Church. She is survived by sons, August (Gwen) Lewis, Lance (Janice) Lewis, John (Kaui) Lewis, Joseph Donald (Aries) Lovell; daughter, Johnleen G (Patrick) Peneku; brothers, Wilmore Meyers, Gaylord Meyers,Happy Meyers, Lester Meyers; sisters, Blanche Meyers, Charlene Meyers, Redine Mauga; 13 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren, and 2 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Saturday (Jan. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

VELINA C. AZUMA

Posted On January 16th, 2017 -

Age 63, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 12, 2016 in Honolulu. Born February 14, 1953 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by brothers, Kenneth (Diane) Azuma, Eric (Jane) Azuma, Edwin (Serena) Azuma, Dennet (Karen) Azuma. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 20) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); memorial service 6:30 p.m.

HOSEA CASTRO KOANI

Posted On January 16th, 2017 -

75, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired mason passed away in Kamuela, Hawaii. He was born in Honolulu. Survived by children, grandchildren and great grand- children. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 21, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

Peter Waiole Kaleo Keohokapu, “Bingo”

Posted On January 16th, 2017 -

Peter Waiole Kaleo Keohokapu, 48 years of age passed away on Dec 20, 2016 Born Aug 9,1968 and raised in Kaneohe, HI. He was a Beloved Partner, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend. He is Survived by Companion Lokelani Kapu; Furry son Tiki; daughters, Jade & Kayla Keohokapu; Mother of daughters, Debbie Keohokapu; Grandchildren, Nahenahe, Nakoa, and Ku'oi Keohokapu; Mother, Beverly Keohokapu; brothers, Paul & Henry Keohokapu; Sisters, Mary Holbron & Birdie Holt. You'll be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. With love rest in peace. We love you Bingo! Service at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, Saturday, January 21, 2017. Viewing 5:00 pm with Service to Follow. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Robert Hiroshi Mizuno

Posted On January 16th, 2017 -

Robert "Bob" Hiroshi Mizuno passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of December 1, 2016 after an extended illness. Bob was born in Honolulu in 1924, and attended Lanakila Elementary School, Central Intermediate, and graduated from McKinley High School in 1943. After graduation, he joined The Honolulu Star Bulletin as a staff photographer and in 1947 switched to the Honolulu Advertiser. From 1948 Bob continued as a weekend stringer photographer for the Advertiser until the late 1960s. In 1948, Bob joined the Honolulu City and County Department of Parks and Recreation, where he remained until his retirement after 44 years. Bob was also an active and conscientious representative and steward for the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA). Bob is survived by his wife, Michie; two sons, Geary and Gregg; two daughters, Cathy Hayashi and Sharon Mizuno, grandchildren, Kimberly, Jeffrey, Leila, and Samantha, and great- granddaughter, Kealani. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 4:00 at Hosoi Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Trust for Public Land - Hawaii, Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, or to other Hawaii organizations that protect the Hawaiian forests and ocean. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Donald Bertram Ah Chong, Sr

Posted On January 16th, 2017 -

DONALD BERTRAM AH CHONG, SR. Donald Bertram Ah Chong, Sr., 72, of Keaau died Dec. 17 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired electrician and Nuclear General Forman for Shop 51 at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Oahu, a retired electrician from Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, a member of Na Ali'i Golf Club, Banyan Bay Golf Club, and a veteran of the U.S. Army's "Big Red One 1st Infantry Division." Visitation from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday (January 21, 2017) at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama on Oahu; a celebration of his life will begin at 3:30. Casual attire. Family requests no flowers. Survived by wife, Bernadette Ah Chong of Hilo; sons, Donald "Duke" (Renee) Ah Chong, Jr. of Mililani, Darren (Sonya) Ah Chong of Keaau, Derek (Cindy Kaneakua) Ah Chong of Keaau, Devin Ah Chong of Keaau; brothers, George (Caroline) Ah Chong of Kurtistown, John "Chop" (Myrna) Ah Chong, Jr. of Kaneohe, Clifford "Moses" (Debra) Ah Chong of Keaau; sister, Julia (Wayne) Takano of Kaneohe; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Arrangements Provided By: Dodo Mortuary, Inc. *

SHARON K. OKI

Posted On January 16th, 2017 -

Age 68, of Aiea, HI, passed away Dec. 8, 2016 in Aiea. She was born July 26, 1948 in Honolulu. She was formerly employed by Kahala Hilton Hotel. She is survived by son, Derrick (Korrine) Oki; sisters, Gwen Clinger, Aileen Kikuchi; grand- sons, Jarron Oki, Camrron Oki. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Jan. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m.

LUCY “BOOPSEY” KEALII WONG

Posted On January 16th, 2017 -

LUCY Age 82, of Honolulu, HI, passed away Dec. 20, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born Mar. 5, 1934 in Waipouli, Kauai, HI. She was preceded in death by husband, Richard "Pipi" C.L. Wong; brother, Henry Ah San Kaui Hee; sisters, Naomi Noeau, and Lynette Leialoha Kaowili Takayesu. She was a retired secretary from Foster Towers, Aloha Realty, and McCorriston, Miho, Miller & Mukai (M4). She is survived by sons, Bert (Diane) Wong, Byron Wong; daughter, Bonnie Kuuipolani (Sheldon) Gaison; brothers, Robert Keonaona (Ginny) Hee, John Kaipo (Dee) Hee; sisters, Ruth Ung Kuualoha (Alapa'i) Kolo, Violet Leinani (Ralph) Arakaki, Diane Kuulei (Eddie) Gushiken; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Jan. 20) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Honolulu. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rodney Joseph Mossman, “Rod Joe”

Posted On January 16th, 2017 -

RODNEY JOSEPH MOSSMAN, ROD JOE Rod Joe was born on April 03rd, 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He passed on Sunday, January 01st, 2017 at his home in Waimanalo. Survived by mother, Cecilia "Papee" Mossman; brothers, Melvin E. Mossman, Jr. and James "Ipo" Mossman; 10 nieces & nephews; 14 grandnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Melvin E. Mossman, Sr. and brother, Vincent M. Mossman. Services will be held on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at St. George's Church in Waimanalo. Visitation 09:00am-10:00am. Services 10:00am-11:00am. Mass 11:00am- 12:00pm. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Jean Yasuyo Hirazumi

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

86, of Kaneohe died December 20, 2016. Born in Kaneohe. Retired co-owner of a beauty salon and a food preparer at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. Survived by brothers, Paul and Harold Naito, sisters, Carol Hirazumi, Harriet Brown, May Maruyama and Alice Naito. Also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation 10:00AM, Service 11:00AM at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Saturday, January 21, 2017 and Inurnment @ 2:00PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. No monetary gift is requested. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

FELIX RAYMUNDO “MUNDING” ALBANO RAMIRO

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

Age 66, of Kaneohe, HI passed away on December 8, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born January 7, 1950 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Nellie Guillermo Ramiro; sisters, Neri Yanos, Victoria Ramiro (Francisco) Avena; brothers, Desiderio Andres A. (Estelita) Ramiro, Eufracio A. (Rosita) Ramiro, Epifanio A. (Fe) Ramiro; Reyne "Jose" A. (Jean) Ramiro, Florencio A. Ramiro. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 19) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (Jan. 20) at Resurrection of The Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

Roy M. Ogawa

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

Roy M. Ogawa, 66, passed away December 22, 2016 in Honolulu. Roy was a former Oahu Transit employee & avid fisherman. When he could no longer fish his happiest moments were spent with his grand- children. Survived by wife, Grace; daughters, Taryn (Marko) Mijuskovic, Remi (Mike) Ogawa-Lu, grandchildren, Mila & Tadija Mijuskovic, Rylen & Ryder Ogawa-Lu; mother, Ada Ogawa; brothers, Alan (Terri) Ogawa, Bruce (Clara) Ogawa; sister, Vivian (Dennis) Nakamura, nieces & nephews. Visitation at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; services 6 p.m. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Judith Ting Lee

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

Age 97 of Honolulu, retired accountant, died December 27, 2016. Survived by three daughters: Mrs. Paul Hirayama (Mei Jayne) of Honomu, Hawaii, Mrs. Francis Robinson (Lei-Jayne) of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mrs. Craig Fujimoto (Wei-Jayne) of Kent, Washington, and four grandchildren, Grant Hirayama, Iris Hirayama, Devin Fujimoto, and Dana Fujimoto. Private services held January 13, 2017. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Francine Rosemary Haunani Schultz

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

Francine Rosemary Haunani Schultz62, of Honolulu, a former Fingerprint Examiner with the Honolulu Police Department and Fingerprint Tech with the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, died at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Frederick Grant, Jr., daughter Kristin, stepsons Michael W., Robert A., and Jeffrey D., brothers Frank Daryl Abreu, Frank "Tofy" Abreu, Frank "Wally" Abreu, and Frank Dean Abreu, and grandchildren Giovanni, Josiah, Urijah, Arwen, Drayke, Trayton, Emalani, Noweo, and Keoli. She is preceded in death by husband Frederick. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, January 28 at Oahu Cemetery at 2162 Nuuanu Avenue. Visitation at 11:00 a.m., services to follow at 12:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

BETTY LOO TAYLOR

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

BETTY LOO TAYLOR"HAWAII'S FIRST LADY OF JAZZ" February 27, 1929 December 21, 2016 Born February 27, 1929 in Honolulu, Betty was known throughout Hawaii as "Hawaii's First Lady of Jazz" and "Lady Fingers" for her powerful command of the piano. She was a graduate of Punahou School and Mannes School of Music. Betty started her career in Waikiki in the 1960's, but in the 1970's teamed with fellow jazz musician Jimmy Borges, and the rest was history. She stopped performing early last year. She was the recipient of multiple awards during her lifetime, including a National Society of Arts and Letters Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, a 2008 Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Best Jazz CD (with Joy Abbott), and a 2012 Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also featured in an award-winning fi lm documentary shown at the 2003 Hawaii International Film Festival and a 2013 PBS Hawaii documentary special. Betty is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Ken Taylor, her daughter Karen Lindsay, and grandson Kenneth Lindsay. Services will be held Thursday, January 19 at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Koolau Located at 45-550 Kiona'ole Rd, Kaneohe. Visitation: 9:30 to 10:30, Service: 10:30 with a Celebration of Life luncheon to follow at the Koolau Ballroom. Arrangements have been graciously provided by Ballard Family Mortuary Group.

JOSE GIANG LACUESTA

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

Age 84, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 20, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born November 10, 1932 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by brother, Agustin (Cresencia) Lacuesta; sisters, Sabina Baligad, Antonia Magbaleta, Herminia (Antonio) Magbaleta. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 17) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

KEIKICHI “SLIM” KURASHIMA

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

Age 93, of Aiea, HI, passed away Dec. 13, 2016 in Kailua. He was born Jan. 16, 1923 in Waipahu, HI. He was a retired union mason. He is survived by sons, Benneth (Thelma) Kurashima, Eugene Kurashima; daughter, Doreen (Alvin) Orita; sisters, Betsy Zakahi, Rachel Kurashima; 4 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Wednesday (Jan. 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Harriet Kehaulani Malapit

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

Harriet Kehaulani MalapitHarriet Kehaulani Rita Kaili Malapit age 67 lost her battle with Thyroid Gland Cancer and has passed away in Kula, Maui Hawai'i on December 27, 2016, at home surrounded by her hanai family, Mama Mattie Kukahiko-Kaeo, Kulani, Pono, Kapio, No'i, Tupu, Waipa "Bozo", Tessie, Kalae and Manoha Kaeo, and her beloved dog Pojo. She was born on Waimea, Kauai, Hawai'i on August 17, 1949 to Hannah K Haleakala Kaili and Abraham W. Kuwalu they later divorced. Her mother Hannah remarried to Joseph Nawahini Kaili, who adopted her and her siblings than took them to be sealed in the Laie, Oahu, HI Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband's Tom Rita and William "Willie" Malapit and her brother Abraham Stanley Kaili. Harriet is survived by daughter Roseann Cannon of Waianae, Hawai'i; 6 grandchildren Kalani, Joseph, Melody, Tyler, Hallie, and Bryson. Brother, Harrom Kaili (Haunani) of Anahola, Hawai'i, and sister's, Dora Lima Daley (Kent) of Provo, Utah. Emmaline Kaili of Lihue, Hawai'i. Nieces and nephews: Allison, Denise, Malanie, Kimo, Doranna, Karley-Joe, Kaina, Keoki, and Keawe Eaton. Aunt Luita Tachikawa. Many Grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Having suffered brain hypoxia from nearly drowning at the age of three, she suffered from impaired cognitive function the remainder of her life. Every success with her learning disability and special needs she was independent performing her daily living skill was joy in every advance small or large. She loved and was loved. Her loved for her family and her hanai family was deep. She was a kind, sweet soul that loved to help others with a beautiful good nature that easily inclined to have a friendly personality. Her anger comes and passes quickly. She would always greet everyone with a smile. Although she had little to offer she was willing to share, she had a big heart! She was caring, full of love and laughter. She loved cooking and eating her fish and poi, enjoyed playing volleyball, yard cleaning, playing the ukulele, singing, listening to her music CD's and playing her bongo. Harriet has had a talent all her life was passionate to making beautiful jewelery from nature seashells off the seashores, kukui nuts, koa seeds, red seeds, Black-Eyed Susan seed, etc., and varies types of fresh flowers and leafs in bloom that the Hawaiian Island could offer for her to make beautiful lei's. A private viewing was held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Borthwick-Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku, Maui, Hawai'i. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon to sunset there will be a Potluck to celebrate her life with scattering of her ashes in the sea that will be held at Maliko Gulch Park on Maui Hawaii she will be reunited with her husband Willie. Families, hanai's, friends, and neighbor's, who were touched by her sweet spirit, are welcome to join. E ko mo mai. Mattie Kaeo, the Kaili Ohana's express our love and sincere gratitude for your generous and noble loving support of our beloved Harriet, we are eternally blessed with people like you in caring for a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin, hanai and friend. Mahalo nui loa. Sincerely grateful, Harrom and Dora. Arrangements Provided By: Norman's Mortuary

DIANE LEIKO MATSUKAWA

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

Age 69, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 11, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born February 16, 1947 in Lihue, Kauai, HI. She was a Biology teacher at Mililani High School, principal at Wheeler Intermediate School and retired as Principal of Haleiwa Elementary School. She is survived by daughter, Tricia Matsukawa; brother, Robin (Valerie) Takiguchi; sister, Joy (Arthur) Chow. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 21) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Reception to follow.

Robert Wago, “Bob”

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

ROBERT WAGO, BOB 88, of Kaneohe, an Army veteran and retired systems analyst for the Federal Government, passed away on December 30, 2016 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son, Craig; daughter, Julie Wago; sister, Grace Hu (Robert); sisters- in-law, Margaret Wago, Mona Wago, and Helen Yoshimura; and one grandchild. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

James Matthew Conti, aka “Big Jim Conti

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

James Matthew Conti, aka aka "Big Jim Conti" was born in Providence, Rhode Island on 11 Feb 1955. He and his parents, Ralph and Eleanor Conti, and two brothers, Fred A Conti and Joseph B Conti moved to Bermuda with his father's job at the Air base there in the 1950s. Jim, Fred and Joe attended British schools in Bermuda shorts, white shirts and ties. Jim played Pop Warner football but he also learned to play RUGBY. After Elementary school the brothers transferred to the base high school named for Roger B Chaffey of astronaut fame. Jim played football and basketball and graduated from High School with honors and entered the US Naval Academy at age 17. After two years he transferred to University of Rhode Island as a Junior and again graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. His first job out of college was with Admiral Rickover's "Electric Boat" in Connecticut. With his nuclear submarine experience he was hired at the shipyard at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in the late 1970s. He met his future wife, Noelle Sutherland, on a hike in the Waianae mountains and a year later they were married on the ridge overlooking Lualualei valley by the Rev Edith Wolfe in a joyful, musical, religious and civil ceremony witnessed by friends and relatives on 7/11/1981. They had been married for 35 years and four months when Jim passed away from the complications of sarcoma cancer on 11/11/2016. Jim's jobs with the Department of Defense were with shop 2340 as STE and Chief Test engineer with the nuclear subs. His jobs with the Department of Energy took them to Washington state at the Hanford Reservation near Richland, WA; to Colorado at the Rocky Flats facility between Boulder and Golden; and finally to Amarillo, Texas to the Pantex facility. In each state they owned and remodeled homes in the local area and made friends with fellow workers and neighbors, many of whom remained friends over the years. When Noelle's mother Audrey became advanced in age, Jim and Noelle returned to the islands bringing their son ,Sam, born in 1996. They designed and built a home in cool Wahiawa Heights between mother Audrey's home in Haleiwa and Jim's job back at the Shipyard at Pearl Harbor. Both during his working years and upon retirement, Jim loved to play basketball and body surf with Sam and friends from the Shipyard. Jim was well known in Wahiawa as an amateur basketball player and then as a PAL coach and finally as a bonafide referee. He loved dressing in his "zebra shirt" and had memorized all the basketball rules using the same gusto and thoroughness that he used on his textbooks and engineering manuals. During Jim and Noelle's marriage, Jim's parents continued to live in Bermuda and then retired to Florida. Jim and Noelle visited, both to Bermuda and several times over the years to Florida. Jim and Noelle took foster kids and an adopted kid and finally their own son, Sam to see the grandparents. Grandpa Ralph took them all to see Busch Gardens the Tampa Zoo and the gulf beaches of Hudson, Florida. When they passed away, both Ralph and Eleanor were inurned at the VA Cemetery near Orlando, Florida. Jim, Noelle, and Sam have visited the engraved niche there. Jim Conti's funeral service and reception will be held in Honolulu at The Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave. on January 19th at 4 PM for the service and 5 to 7 PM or later for the reception Please come in comfortable Aloha attire. Donations or cards may be made to the Family, or In Memory of Jim Conti to Church of The Crossroads, or Hospice Hawaii. Inquiries may be made to the Crossroads office 949-2220. Jim Conti is survived by his wife, Noelle Conti Kanoelehua Sutherland, son Samuel Conti Makana Sutherland, two brothers, and two Conti nieces.

Glenn Kazuyuki Tanaka

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

70, of Honolulu passed on January 6, 2017. He was born in Maui. A retired General Contractor. He is survived by his wife, Chol Cha; son, Daniel; sisters, Aileen Tanaka and Katy Murayama. Services will be held January 20, 2017 (Friday) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary 3PM; visitation 2 PM. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Patricia L. Moore

Posted On January 15th, 2017 -

Patricia L. Moore93, of Kailua, retired elementary school teacher, passed away peacefully at home on December 10, 2016, with family and friends at her side. Patty Moore was born on March 1, 1923 in Blaine, Washington to George and Zella Ellsperman. After graduating from high school in Bellingham, WA, she received her degree in Elementary Education at Western Washington College of Education. She began teaching in Seattle, then in 1952, Patty arrived on Oahu and immediately found home. It was here she began a lifelong love affair with Hawaii, and, in particular, Kailua, where she lived for the next 65 years. Patty taught at several schools on the island, Hanahau'oli, Barber's Point and Waiahole, finishing her career with 20 years at Kainalu Elementary. It was during this time, she found her other lifelong love, Bob Moore. Bob and Patty were married in 1958 and settled in Kailua, where they started their family and lives together. They became members of Kaneohe Yacht Club, where they spent many years sailing on their boat and enjoying the company. After their children had grown, Patty decided it was time to retire from the DOE, to pursue her newest passion: TENNIS! For the next 25 years, she could be found on the courts at Kailua Rec Center, or the courts at KYC, playing round robins. This was after her daily 5 mile bike ride around Aikahi Loop. Bob and Patty also pursued one of their other passions- traveling the world. Though they enjoyed their adventures, the love they both had for their adopted 'aina always brought them back home to Kailua. Patty is preceeded in death by her beloved husband, Bob, son Rob, and sister, Marna Burkhalter. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Jeff) Strailey, daughter-in-law, Kathi Moore, granddaughters, Katey Strailey, Lisa (Kenneth) Lavergne, and Jacqui Moore, nephews and nieces of the Burkhalter Family, and her cherished caregiver, Tema Talasinga. A celebration of Patty's life will be held at 2pm on Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 at Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Dr. in Kailua. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

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