Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DIANE SUSAN FERNANDEZ

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

DIANE SUSAN FERNANDEZDiane Susan Fernandez, 68, of Kailua died on March 23, 2017. She was born on September 19, 1948, in Honolulu. She was the youngest of 7 children. She is preceded in death by husband, Gary Fernandez and brother, Kenneth Clement. She is survived by brothers, Daniel, Jerome, Norman and Dennis; and sister, LaVerne Axelrod. Diane was known for her kind heart and beautiful smile. She was loved by many people. She was a massage therapist in the Kailua area for over 30 years. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the many people who she treated and cared for over the years. A celebration of Diane's life will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 800 Kaheka Street, Honolulu, HI 96814. Visitation begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by service at 6:00 p.m.

Emma Margaret Siegel-Aki

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

Emma Margaret Siegel-Aki90, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on March 14, 2017. Retired Res. Manager of Malulani Hale. Born September 20, 1926, Chicago, Illinois. Survived by Charles W. Aki. Children: Doloris Leilani Sheldon (David), Aileen "Kealoha" McGee (Jimmie), Charles "Bo" Aki (Laurel), Leinora "Lei" Aki-Johnson (Bill) 5 Grandchildren, 11 Great- grandchildren, 3 Great-great- grandchildren. A celebration of Life will be held at Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel, May 3, 2017 9am Visitation, Service 10am, Burial at 11am.

GLENN KIYOSHI HAYASHIDA

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

GLENN KIYOSHI HAYASHIDAGlenn "Marcus" Kiyoshi Hayashida, 69, of Waipahu, passed away on March 26, 2017 in Honolulu. He was a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard rigger and a retired U.S. Army Veteran. He was born in Honolulu and is survived by daughters Amy and Joy; Brothers Melvin and Leslie; and four grandchildren. Services will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Visitation 4:30 p.m., Service 5:30 p.m. Inurnment will be held April 28, 2017 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.

Ruth Midori Nakamura Nishi, “Grams”

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

Ruth Midori Nakamura Nishi, RUTH MIDORI NAKAMURA NISHI, GRAMS Ruth Midori Nakamura Nishi, born on January 10, 1916 in Kahuku, Hawaii, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 7, 2017 at the age of 101. She was the former owner of Nishi Catering until her retirement in 1994. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Nishi; granddaughter Denise Nakata; great grandson Duran Tsukiyama. She is survived by children: Genevieve "Jenny" Tsukiyama of Pearl City; Kay (Richard) Nakata and Clarence (Muriel) Nishi of Kauai; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 13 great- great-grandchildren; sisters: Fujiko Sumida and Yoshie Matsuura; 1 sister-in-law, nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017, visitation at 2:00 pm, service at 3:00 pm at Nuuanu Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Private Burial Services. Aloha Attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Ruth M. Matsumoto

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

55, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Clay, and son, Kiyo; and by parents, Howard and Alice Ishihara; and brother, Mark (Lynn). Visitation is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Service is at 11:00 a.m. The inurnment is at Nuuanu Memorial Park on the same day. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

CLARENCE “BANZAI” KUNISHIGE

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

86, of Waimanalo, Hawaii died in Honolulu on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 pm; Services: 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

BETTY AIKO KANAYA

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

BETTY AIKO KANAYANOVEMBER 11, 1923 MARCH 16, 2017 Betty Aiko Kanaya ofKailua passed peacefully at age 93 surrounded by her family. Betty enjoyed a full and happy life as a devoted wife, mother, aunty, grandma, and member of Harris United Methodist Church. A 1941 graduate of McKinley High School, Betty married her classmate and the love of her life, Edward Kanaya, in 1947 following his service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. Betty and Ed celebrated 66 wonderful years together until his passing on May 27, 2014. Ed and Betty were always in perfect harmony. While Ed taught music to students and performed for the Honolulu Symphony, Betty organized the books and kept track of his busy schedule. She was his lifelong partner his constant source for support and inspiration. Betty is survived by son David (Wendy) and daughter Wendy (Jay) Ichiyama; granddaughters Lea (Derek) Wong, Jenna (Chad) Itokazu, and Kara Ichiyama; great-grandsons Skyler and Cody Wong; daughter-in-law Christa Kanaya; sister-in-law Misaye Tanabe; and many nieces and nephews. Along with Ed, Betty was predeceased by sons Gary and Paul. The family is very grateful for the care and compassion Betty and Ed received from Hospice Hawaii and the Kailua House. Mahalo! Betty's life will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation starts at 10:30 a.m., with services at 11:00 a.m. The family requests no flowers. Casual attire. Private inurnment for Betty and Ed will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. They are together again making music. We love and miss you!

Mitsue Takata Machida

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

Mitsue Takata MachidaFormer self employed seamstress, passed away at home on March 4, 2017. Born in Waialua, on April 5, 1921, her family moved to Wahiawa when she was an infant. She completed public school up to the 8th grade, after which she attended a dressmaking school at age 14. She went on to become a dressmaking teacher at age 16. At age 18, she moved out on her own and started her business as a seamstress, in Wahiawa, eventually retiring after working for over 50 years. The majority of her customers were the wives of prominent naval officers. Over the years, she had developed an outstanding reputation for producing women's clothing of exceptional quality. She was extremely disciplined, driven, honest, unpretentious, and compassionate. She was a supportive wife, caring mother, and a wonderful person for all to emulate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael T. Machida, and survived by her son Eric (Julene), and grand- children Erica, and Myles. Visitation at 9:30am, on Saturday, April 29, at Mililani Memorial Park, Makai Chapel. Service at 10:30am.

Stanley Paul Kipu

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

82, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on April 5, 2017. A retired self-employed glazier at Stan's Glass. Survived by wife Mildred (Arii) Kipu, son Edwin (Lily) Kipu, daughters Tamra (Thomas) Kiyabu and Kimberly (Anthony) Gary, 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and sister Helen Peralta. Visitation 8:30 am Friday April 28, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at 9:30 am Casual attire.

Jerry Lucas Ramo

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

50, of Kailua, Oahu, formerly of Ewa Beach. He was born on March 19, 1967. On March 24, 2017, the Angels came. He is survived by sons Jonathan and Hunter; mother Josephine; brothers Daniel (Rebecca), Arsenio (Gliceria), and Baltazar "Balty"; sisters Esther (Art) and Evelyn (Aaron). He is preceded in death by his son Justin and father Leon. Services will be held on April 29, 2017, at Mililani Memorial Park (Waipio), Makai Chapel; Visitation: 5:00 p.m., Services: 6:00 p.m. Flowers welcome.

Marylyn Aoe Lee Loy

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

Marylyn  Aoe Lee Loy75, of Kapalama, O'ahu passed away in Honolulu on Monday, April 10, 2017. She was born in Hilo, Hawai'i, the daughter of the late Samuel Kanu'uhiwalani and Marion McGregor Lee Loy. Marylyn attended the Kamehameha Schools and graduated Class of 1961, from Farrington High School. She worked at Liberty House, the Hawai'i State Senate's Sergeant of Arms and retired as a microphotographer for the State of Hawai'i Bureau of Conveyances. She was a docent for the Judiciary History Center, deaconess at Central Union Church and member of the Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW), Honolulu Hawaiian Civic Club, YWCA Federation Club and the Democratic Party. She is survived by siblings Wilmer (Sharon) McGregor, Pilialoha Lee Loy and Samuel (Gale) Lee Loy; nieces Shelley (Douglas) Emery and Jennifer (Les Inamasu) Lee Loy; nephews Russell (Casey) McGregor and David Lee Loy. The Lee Loy and McGregor 'ohana celebrate and honor her as a loving sister, a steadfast niece, a nurturing aunt, a patient cousin, a dedicated co-worker, and a loyal friend. Me Ke Aloha. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Celebration of Life: 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Central Union Church. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 Valley of the Temples. Aloha Attire. She gave generously to many organizations. Donations may be made in Marylyn's memory to The Judiciary History Center, 4117 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813; The Senator Daniel Akaka Community Center, c/o National Kidney Foundation of Hawai'i (NKFH), 1314 South King St., Ste 1555, Honolulu HI 96814; or Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96826.

Emmanuel Pa’amaiaulu Keli’iikeole Faleseu Alo Williams

Posted On April 22nd, 2017 -

Emmanuel Pa'amaiaulu Keli'iikeole Faleseu Alo Williams13, of Waimanalo, died at his residence in Waimanalo on Friday April 14, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Survived by his parents, Simi Faleseu and Edna Williams; brother, Uli Sebastian; sisters, Tapusalaia, Leuasamaimauga and Princess Fuasami. Visitation will be 11:30AM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. George's Chuch. Mass begins at 1:00PM. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

William “Bill” Frederik Kruse

Posted On April 22nd, 2017 -

William Ala Wai Harbor, Waikiki Boat Harbor, Honolulu HI. William "Bill" Frederik Kruse, formerly of Thief River Falls, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 82, in Colorado Springs, CO. Details and condolences can be found at www.forevermissed.com/ bill-kruse.

Lois Ann (Guettinger) Seale

Posted On April 22nd, 2017 -

Lois Ann (Guettinger) Seale(1932 - 2017) Passed away peacefully in Cupertino, CA while returning to Hawaii, Jan. 7. Inurnment: May 5, at 10:30 a.m., National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific-Punchbowl Courtyard #13. Funeral Mass was celebrated on March 18, in Norman, OK. For a full remembrance of Lois: https://goo.gl/XX2dkL. Memorial donations: Hoa 'Aina O Makaha http://www.hoaainaomakaha. org in Wai'anae, O'ahu; and Father Joe Maier, Mercy Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, http://www.mercycentreusa. org.

Harriet F. Wakatsuki

Posted On April 22nd, 2017 -

Age 93, of Pearl City, HI, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017. She was born in Aiea, HI, and lived a long and full life in Aiea, Ewa and Pearl City. She was a retired management assistant at Kaiser Permanente. She is predeceased by her husband Jerry K. Wakatsuki; survived by sons, Gary Wakatsuki and Layton Wakatsuki; daughters Dr. Jerilynn Booher and Jennifer Bond; sons-in-law Dr. Thomas Booher and Seth Bond; grandchildren, Sienna Wakatsuki, Ryan Wakatsuki, Brett and (wife) Kirsten Booher, Persia Wakatsuki and Emilee Booher; great grandchildren Benjamin Booher and Jacob Booher; and brothers Ernest Jiro Fukumae, Herbert "Muscles" Fukumae and George Tadashi Fukumae. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her. Private services will be held.

Jitsuo “Jits” Tamashiro

Posted On April 21st, 2017 -

Age 91, of Kailua, Oahu, passed away at his home on March 19, 2017. He was born October 28, 1925 in Hilo, Hawaii and was a partner with J. Tamashiro, Inc. Contractors and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by wife, Rosie Tamashiro; daughter, Brenda Irvine; brothers, Jitsuichi and Minoru Tamashiro; grandchildren, Julie Smith, Brooke Irvine; 5 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

ROGER LEE PUBOLS

Posted On April 21st, 2017 -

ROGER LEE PUBOLSAge 84, of Honolulu, passed away on April 14, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born on January 2, 1933 in Multnomah County, Portland, OR. He was a Milex Sales Distributor for 45 years. Roger is the second of four boys born to Harold Louis and Frances Audrey (Jones) Pubols. He is survived by his wife Jocelyn; Daughter Cindy (fianc John); Son Roland Pubols; Granddaughter Arianna; Brothers Merton (Joan), David (Jane) and Fred (Ellen). Memorial on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King Street. Visitation: 10:30am; Services: 11:00am.

Petra Molina Villegas

Posted On April 21st, 2017 -

Petra Molina VillegasBeloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother Petra Molina Villegas, 83, passed away at Pali Momi Medical Center on March 10, 2017. Born March 13, 1933 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was a cook at Dot's Restaurant in Wahiawa. She is survived by her husband, Eleuterio; sons Pablito (Martina), Sinfroso "Jimmy", Loreto (Belinda) and Plaridel (Michele); sister Adelina Lopez; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Mario. Visitation 5:30 pm, Tuesday April 25, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 pm. Visitation also 9:00 am Wednesday April 26, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:15 am. Burial 11:00 am at Mililani Memorial Park.

Robert Y. Ishimoto

Posted On April 21st, 2017 -

Robert Y. IshimotoRobert Y. Ishimoto (Bob), Passed away peacefully 22 March 2017 in Honolulu. He was born 28 February 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a retired Senior Engineer at Hawaiian Telephone and a former Commander of the 322 Civil Affairs Brigade. He is survived by his wife, Diane Ishimoto; children Robert Ishimoto Jr., David Ishimoto, Joan Ishimoto, Patey Ishimoto Larsen, Gloria Ishimoto, Baron Oshiro and Stacie Shimabukuro; grand- children Nicolette Larsen, Jordan Shimabukuro and Star Shimabukuro. Colonel (Retired) Ishimoto's services will be held 24 April 2017, 9:30 A.M., at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

Phyllis Yukuyo Sekiya

Posted On April 21st, 2017 -

97, Honolulu, died March 17, 2017. Predeceased by husband Robert Hiroji Sekiya. Survived by daughter, Williow (John) Morton; son, Robert Alan Sekiya; 2 grandchildren, Jessica Kimi Morton, Shane Sekiya; 3 great- grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

William Yau Kun Young

Posted On April 21st, 2017 -

86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on Sunday April 2, 2017. Retired heavy equipment mechanic at AMFAC. He is survived by his wife Janet, daughters Susan Yokomoto, Cyndy (Arnold) Goto, Diane (Doug) Vaughan, son Todd (Karen) Young and nine grand- children. He is predeceased by his son, Roger. A celebration of his life will be held at Olivet Baptist Church April 29th, visitation at 1 pm, services at 2 pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

RICHARD MASATO NAKAMURA

Posted On April 20th, 2017 -

RICHARD MASATO NAKAMURA92, of Honolulu, passed away April 2, 2017. He retired from the State of Hawaii, DAGS. He is survived by his wife Alice, children Cheryl (Daniel, deceased) Dung, Pamela (Leighton) Hirata, Judith (Samuel) Kon, Kenrick Nakamura, Renee (Derek) Lum and 7 grandchildren. The family would like to thank Hospice Hawaii and his dedicated care giver, Lily Lam. Visitation 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 26 at Diamond Head Memorial. Service at 6:00 PM. No flowers, casual attire.

EUFEMIO BALIGAD PAGDILAO aka PINIONG

Posted On April 20th, 2017 -

79, of Ewa Beach passed away on March 27, 2017 at Kaiser Hospital surrounded by family. He was born in Napu, Badoc Ilocos Norte, Philippines on January 28, 1938. He retired from Kaiser Hospital - Punawai Clinic after 32 years of loyal and dedicated service. Upon retirement from Kaiser, he worked at Ewa Beach Foodland for 12 years. He was also the former President of the Badoc Pinili Aid Association of Hawaii. He enjoyed being with his family, his grandchildren and going to Las Vegas. Survived by his loving wife Leonida Aganon Pagdilao; sons, Gloreto (Noemi) and Gilbert Gary (Kanoe) and daughter Ethel (Ben Jr.) Carino; 8 grandchildren - Garylin, Gary Boy (Marie), Garyne, Garyson, Benny, Jaelisa-Nida, Jaerael and Jaenisa-Belle; and one great granddaughter - Josilin Oliveros. Visitation and Service will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 9:00 am and Burial on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00 am. Service and Burial will be held at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel.

Gordon J. Ke

Posted On April 20th, 2017 -

62, of Honolulu, died April 4, 2017. Son of Larry and Claire Ke (deceased). Survived by siblings Maylene Kodama, Mavis Sasada, Gregory Ke, Alan Ke, Lauretta Valenciano, and nieces and nephews. Service on April 27, 2017, 9:30am at Borthwick Mortuary.

FRANK DAVID NIHEI

Posted On April 19th, 2017 -

60, of Salem, Oregon, a Medical Transcriber, passed away in Salem, Oregon. He was born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Evelyn Nihei; sisters, Marcelle (Thomas) Mau, Marliss Nihei and Marlene (William) Kanca; nieces and nephews. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Gregg Y. Shiroma

Posted On April 19th, 2017 -

GREGG Y.SHIROMA 59, of Kaneohe, a retired mechanic for the City and County of Honolulu, Waste Water Department, passed away on April 6, 2017 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Geri; son, Shawn; daughter, Erin Shiroma; parents, Harold and Janet; brother, Guy (Kelly); and sister, Jan Burge. Visitation is at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service is at 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

CHRISTINA KALEIOPUANANI CIACCI

Posted On April 19th, 2017 -

CHRISTINA KALEIOPUANANI CIACCI34, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Born in Honolulu she was a graduate of University Laboratory School, Class of 2000, and employed by the United States Department of Justice Federal Detention Center. She is survived by Mother Loren Lee Tripoli, Stepfather Jayme J. Tripoli, Stepmother Dana Ciacci, Brothers Cheyne, Chaz and Chaysen Ciacci, Trevor Tripoli, Sister Presley Tripoli, Maternal Grandmother Shirley O. Lee, Paternal Grandmother Mary E. Ciacci, her loving Aunties, Uncles and many cousins; and was preceded in death by her Father Charles Cornwell Ciacci. Christina's beautiful smile, laughter, big heart and unselfish spirit touched everyone she met, and will forever leave a lasting impression. Visitation 4:00 p.m., April 28, 2017 at Diamond Head Mortuary; Memorial service 5:00 p.m.

Alfred Hiroshi Fukumoto

Posted On April 19th, 2017 -

99, of Honolulu passed away at home in Hawaii Kai on March 6, 2017. Pre-deceased by wife Ethel. He is survived by his son Denis (Barbara) Fukumoto, daughter Phyllis (Carl) Mito, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Primitiva Ancog

Posted On April 19th, 2017 -

Primitiva Ancog87, of Aiea, Hawaii passed away peacefully on April 6, 2017. Born February 24, 1930 in Paia, Maui, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Gerry Ancog-Thompson, Valerie (Manu) Ayau, Theresa (Ken) Carter, Nickie Ancog and son Wendell Ancog; 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Services will be at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel on April 21, 2017 from 5pm 8 pm and on April 22, 2017 from 10am to 1:30 pm. Burial held on April 22, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 2pm.

John Bradstreet Domke

Posted On April 19th, 2017 -

65, of Kailua, died at home April 7, 2017. He was born in Washington, D.C. on December 12, 1951. He graduated from Punahou Academy in 1969 and was in the third graduating class of Hawaii Loa College (now HPU) in 1973. John's lifelong love of the land was reflected in his avid enthusiasm for motorcycle trials riding, and in the name of his business, Aloha Aina Lawn Sprinkler Service. He is survived by sister Paula D. Sterling (Wayne Hoolae), nephew John Lawo, nieces Caroline Lawo, Malia, Lilinoe, and Kapua Sterling (Bryson Villarosa), and his many dear friends. Services to be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua on May 6 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the parish hall.

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