Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MANNY SIMPLICIANO LONGBOY

Posted On November 12th, 2014 -

MANNY SIMPLICIANO LONGBOY Age 75, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 15, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born June 9, 1939 in Barabar, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of the San Nicolas Goodwill & Asingan Association, Waipahu. He is survived by wife, Regina Aspili Longboy; sons, Maynard (Grace) Longboy, Mallory (Shari) Longboy; brothers, Santiago (Rose) Longboy, Dominador Longboy; sisters, Teresa (Policarpio) Badua, Florentina (Roger) Campos; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Nov. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Family Service 6:00 p.m., Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (Nov. 17) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SAMUEL DELGADO, SR.

Posted On November 12th, 2014 -

SAMUEL DELGADO, SR. Age 90, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away October 19, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born February 14, 1924 in Haiku, Maui, HI. Former employee for the Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America. Predeceased by wife, Paula Delgado & son, Sammy Delgado, Jr. He is survived by son, Eric Delgado; daughters, Faith Bajo, Connie (Danny) Foster, Monica "Ruth" Delgado; 13 grand- children; 21 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Monday (Nov. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MARTIN JASKOT

Posted On November 12th, 2014 -

$nameMARTIN JASKOT Martin Jaskot, 77, died at home in Honolulu on November 4th from pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Middletown, Connecticut in 1937, graduated from Wesleyan University, and The University of Chicago School of Business. Marty came to Hawaii in 1964 with Peat Marwick Mitchell as a CPA. He worked with interesting people in interesting times, many of whom became close friends and family. In 1972 Marty joined Theo Davies as a controller and in 1999 retired as President and CEO. The rich history of the company, diverse work experiences and dedicated co-workers made his career enjoyable and satisfying. When he retired, Marty liked to say that he got his PhD in Relaxation: he traveled extensively, read every word in the newspaper and stuck to his exercise routine at Clark Hatch. He is survived by his wife Terry, son Jay, and daughter Mardi who all are grateful for their family life. Marty was the oldest of eight children born to Josephine and Martin Jaskot, Sr.; his brothers, sisters and in-laws, all in Connecticut, are a hoot to be around. Celebration of Marty's life will be on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., visitation from 9am, service at 10am, talk story time to follow in the Social Hall. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc., 2610 Kilihau Street, Honolulu, HI 96819. Marty was a member of the Goodwill board for decades and was dedicated to their mission. The family thanks all of the friends and co-workers who contributed to the wonderful life of this wonderful man.

Thomas Allen White

Posted On November 11th, 2014 -

$nameWHITE, THOMAS ALLEN January 28, 1939 - September 30, 2014 Thomas A. White passed away peacefully on September 30, 2014 at age 75 at his home in Lakewood, CA. He was born in San Juan Rizal, Philippines. Eldest son of the late Thomas and Mercedes White. Survived by wife Jazmin; brothers William, Elwood, Raymond, and Joseph; Sister Mercedes. Children; Carmela, Thomas, Michael & Lisa, Raymond & Marie, Janice & Alex; Hanai sons Terence and Alex. 9 Grandchildren and 1 Great- Granddaughter. Devoted husband, decorated US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and recipient of two Purple Hearts he retired from the US Army after 21 years of service. He continued to serve as a DoD civilian for another 30 years when he retired in 2011 after 51 years of service and sacrifice for his country. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 16th at 11am at the Notre Dame Chapel 2851 Overland Ave Los Angeles CA.

KAWELOLEILANI JULITA MILES FARGIE

Posted On November 11th, 2014 -

$nameKAWELOLEILANI JULITA MILES FARGIE Kaweloleilani Julita Miles Fargie died peacefully Oct.18th at her residence in Hauula, Hi. She would have been 93 yrs old Nov.1st. Her family was by her side at her passing. She is survived by her sons William Kalei-o-namoku Miles Fargie and Dennis Kawelohelii Malcolm Fargie, 10 grand- children and 4 great-grand- children. Son Oscar Mahi Smith Fargie died unexpectedly at age 43. She was born Nov. 1, 1921 in Kalihi Valley, graduated Roosevelt High School. She left the islands after WWll and spent the rest of her life travelling the world with her husband Oscar S.Fargie Jr., a 30yr career Marine and subsequent entrepreneur. Her memberships include Ahahui Kaahumanu, Daughters of Hawaii, EX-POW widows, NARFE and many others. Kawelo was one of 9 sisters and is survived by the last remaining "Miles girl", her youngest sister, Loveolita James. Services will be held this Thursday, Nov. 13th at Borthwick Mortuary, Vinyard and Maunakea Sts., Mauka Chapel, 9am Visitation, 10am Funeral Service. At 1pm she will join husband Oscar in Hawaii Veterens Memorial Cemetery, Kamehameha Hwy, in Kaneohe.

ESTHER I. RIAN

Posted On November 11th, 2014 -

$nameESTHER I. RIAN Esther I. Rian died Oct., 16, 2014, in her 100th year. Born March 23, 1915, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the oldest child of the Rev. Olaf B. and Alma Tufte, her childhood was spent in Montana and southern Minnesota. She received her B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, where she was a member of the world-renowned St. Olaf Choir. In 1939, she married her college classmate, Norman D. Rian; they were each the most important person in the other's life for more than 72 years. They lived in Tonawanda, NY and Hanover, NH, before moving to Hawaii in 1946. Esther earned her M.A. degree at the University of Hawaii in 1963. A life-long teacher, she taught at the Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa campus, was president of the Women's Campus Club, and taught high school English at Roosevelt and Kamehameha Schools before serving as a docent at the Honolulu Academy of Arts for more than 25 years. A charter member of Calvary Lutheran Church, she sang in the choir and was president of the congregation. In later years, she was a member of Community Church of Honolulu and sang in the choir there also. Predeceased by her husband Norman, 3 sisters and a brother, she is survived by her daughters Linnea Peterson (Stephen), Penny Robicheau, Heidi Rian (Steven Oppenheimer), Dikka Rian (Douglas Nusbaum), 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grand- children, sisters and brothers- in-law Margaret Ann and Charles Anderson, Helen Andrewson, and Gerald Rian, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Ave, at 10:00 AM. Aloha attire. No flowers, please. Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Hospice or the Honolulu Museum of Art.

WILLIAM MAMAHI SANFORD

Posted On November 11th, 2014 -

WILLIAM MAMAHI SANFORD Age 89, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 24, 2014 in Honolulu. Born January 12, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. A member of the Iron Workers Union Local #625, and retired from the maintenance department, Sheraton Hotel. A WWII Army veteran. Predeceased by daughter, Roxane Canionero. He is survived by sons, William (Diane) Sanford, Brian Sanford, Todd Sanford; daughters, Hedy Lou (Charles) Rutkowski, Bonnie (Ronald) Perry, Deidre Sanford; sisters, Georgia Kay, Sarah Bell, Kuulei McClung, Kuualoha Callnan, Lehua Nuuhiwa; 19 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; son-in-law, Audie Canionero. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov 15) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

BUD SCELSA

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

BUD SCELSA September 19,1946 - November 10, 2013 Mood Indigo, Ensenada, Semper paratus... and more! Always remembered Always fondly Cindy

VIRGINIA ANN ALFONSO

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

$nameVIRGINIA ANN ALFONSO Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 12, 2014 in Waipahu. Born August 19, 1925 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. She is survived by sons, Alfred (Ladonna) Tabayoyon Jr., Marc Tabayoyon; daughters, Tanya Tabayoyon, Janis (John) Tanga; sister, Angela Bowen; 6 grand- children; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Wednesday (Nov. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

BERTRAM J. WONG

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

11-9 BERTRAM J. WONG new B&WBERTRAM J. WONG Bertram Jenkwai Wong transitioned to his "Next Adventure" on September 22, 2014 while residing at the Pohai Nani Care Center in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu on January 6, 1919, the second son of Arthur H.W. and Alice Tseu Wong. He is survived by his wife Janey Daniel Wong of Manchester, TN; sister Carol MacKenzie of Kailua; son Gregory Wong of Cary, NC; daughter Gloria (Russell) Mikami of Spokane, WA; son Barry Wong (Sherri Davis) of Santa Ana, CA; grandsons Andrew Mikami of Pullman, WA & Logan Davis of Tustin, CA; granddaughter Jerrin McHale of Tustin, CA, as well as nine nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Donald Wong, and his sisters Leora Wong Zane and Felice Wong Kaulukukui. Bert was born in Kaimuki and lived in various locations throughout Oahu and Kauai. He graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute in Manoa and attended the University Hawaii. Prior to WWII, Bert started and ran a successful lunch wagon business at the Kaneohe Naval Air Station for several years. In 1946, he started his three-year stint with the US Army, serving at several bases in the South. Bert began his Civil Service career at Pearl Harbor as an apprentice pattern maker. At the height of the Vietnam War and looking for a new adventure, Bert moved his family to Guam in 1966; he retired from the US Naval Ship Repair Facility there in 1979. Bert and Janey moved to Manchester, TN in 1983, where he lived until his return to Hawaii in 2006. Bert had varied interests and was known for his ability to make or fix anything. His dedicated and zealous interest in natural health led him to publish a book, "The Truth about Healing", in 1998. Bert also enjoyed his extensive travels around the world with his family. A memorial service celebrating Bert's life will be held at Pohai Nani Retirement Community at 45-090 Namoku Street in Kaneohe at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 15, 2014. In lieu of flowers, Bert's family would encourage donations in his memory to: Pohai Nani Care Center, 45-090 Namoku Street, Kaneohe, HI 96744.

ALLAN TAKEO IWAMOTO

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

ALLAN TAKEO IWAMOTO Age 69, youngest son of the late Mr. Robert and Mrs. Florence Iwamoto, Sr., founders of Robert's Hawaii, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2014. Born in Lihue, Kauai, he retired from the family business on Oahu. Allan is survived by his beloved wife, Saiko; brothers, Robert (Arlene) Iwamoto, Jr. and Sonny Iwamoto; sisters, Arleen Contrades and Linda (Howard) Uohara and by his nephews and nieces. Visitation from 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service at 5:00 p.m. Aloha attire requested.

PETRA BAGASOL ALEGADO

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

PETRA BAGASOL ALEGADO Age 93, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 20, 2014 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born October 17, 1921 in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son, Benjamin (Lydia) Alegado; daughter, Consuelo Regujus; sisters, Cresencia Alegado, Agustina Alegado, Adelaida Grande, Carmen Padayao, Emiliana (Santos) Gilbuela, Rosalina (Constancio) Padayao; 8 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Nov. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio.

MARTIN ALBOR SARAGENA

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

MARTIN ALBOR SARAGENA Age 80, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 14, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born January 30, 1934 in Argao, Cebu, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Timotea S. Saragena; sons, Reginaldo Saragena, Santos (Margie) Saragena, Martin (Victoria) Saragena; daughters, Lucia (Edgardo) Fuentes, Zenaida (William) Fajardo, Laurencia (Ellore) Domingo, Esther (Alberto) Sanchez; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Friday (Nov. 14) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire.

LORETTA “PEEP” ARNOLD, 80

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

LORETTA PEEP ARNOLD, 80 Loretta "Peep" Arnold, 80, of Honolulu, HI, a retired Accounts Payable Clerk with Punahou School, died in Aldie, Virginia, on October 19, 2014. Born in Honolulu, HI, she was the daughter of Archie Hoapili and Lorita Vida. She married her life-long husband and partner, the late Tom Arnold, on August 30, 1952, both of whom devoted their lives to their 4 children. Peep will be remembered for her infectious laugh, her ear-to-ear smile, and her rascal nature. She is survived by her children Jann (Scott) Crawford, Debbie (Kent) Staton, Lesly (Carl) Grunow, Tommy Arnold Jr., 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Services will be held in Hawaii in January.

JAMES LAWRENCE SANTOS

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

JAMES LAWRENCE SANTOS Age 74, of Kapolei, HI, passed away October 16, 2014 in Kaneohe. Born December 3, 1939 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. Retired Master Sergeant for the United States Army, also retired Civil Service Pearl Harbor. He is survived by companion, Francine M. Woodward; son, Lawrence N. (Angela) Santos; daughters, Jamye (Joseph) Simpson, Melani Santos; brother, Herbert (Violet) Santos; sister, Violet Wallace; 14 grand- children; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Wednesday (Nov. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Thursday (Nov. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire.

HAROLD EARL LOUIS, SR.

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

HAROLD EARL LOUIS, SR. Age 90, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 19, 2014 in Waianae. Born November 8, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Alberta K. Louis; sons, Harold (Peaches) Louis, Jr., Edward (Rona) Louis; daughters, Kathleen (Chris Brimage) Hopkins, Harolyn (Frank) Barnes; sister, Sophie Rosin; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 7 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Nov. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 13) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual Attire.

MANUEL A. “MANNY” RITA

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

$nameMANUEL A. MANNY RITA Age 67, of Lihue, Kauai, HI, passed away October 1, 2014 in Lihue. Born January 20, 1947 in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines. A member of the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) Kauai. He was a well-known auto mechanic and owned shops in Maili & Pearl City. He is survived by wife, Teresita D. Rita; daughters, Jessica D. (Neil) Preza, Erlinda D. Rita; sons, Wilson D. (Gina) Rita, Michael D. (Trudi) Rita, Manuel D. Rita Jr.; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; Jaralba & Fista Family. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Friday (Nov. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROCCO R. FRANCESCO

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

$nameROCCO R. FRANCESCO Rocco R. Francesco a ten year resident of College Place, WA and formerly of Mililani, HI and St. Johnsville, NY passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 13, 2014. Rocky was born April 1, 1930 in Detroit, MI. Rocky grew up in St. Johnsville, NY and in 1950 joined the U.S. Air Force. While stationed at Hickam AFB, HI Rocky met and married his sweetheart Martha Victor. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, Rocky and Martha moved to St. Johnsville, NY where Rocky earned his Bachelor's Degree in Education at Vassar College starting a long and rewarding career as an educator in Ilion, NY. Before Rocky continued his teaching career in Hawaii, he earned his Master's Degree at Oneonta State University. After moving to Hawaii, Rocky first taught at Kapalama Elementary in Honolulu and later at Kipapa Elementary in Mililani where he would retire after a very distinguished career of nearly 30 total years of teaching. He is preceded in death by his infant son Jon Francesco, wife Martha Francesco, his parents Mary and Giovanni Francesco and his siblings Gilda Bussone, Palmena Slaughter, Larry Francisco, and his son-in-law Valentine Santarone. Rocky is survived by his children Ronald Francesco of Waitsburg, WA, Darlene Makaena of Mt. View, HI, Desiree McKillip (Marshall) of Honolulu, HI, Kevin Francesco (Karen) of North Pole, AK, and John Francesco of College Place, WA. Rocky is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Private services were held at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, Walla Walla, WA. Condolences may be posted at www.herringgroseclose.com.

MARY JANE HARRISON

Posted On November 9th, 2014 -

Screenshot 2014-11-10 08.13MARY JANE HARRISON October 22, 2014 Mary Jane Harrison, 62, of Honolulu, Hi. Born March 15, 1952, she passed away peacefully in bed with her husband by her side at approximately 8 PM in Las Vegas on October 22, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Wayne Harrison, her two sons, Clint Souza and Troy Souza, brother Paul deVille, and 5 grandchildren. She had been fi ghting cancer for a long time and was no longer able to enjoy the simple things in life. Mary Jane was born and raised in Hawaii, on Oahu, but loved the excitement she got going to Las Vegas. She graduated from St. Francis High School in 1970. She worked as a medical receptionist at Straub for Dr. Matthew Pien, and later directly for Dr. Pien when he left to start his own practice. She eventually retired and soon after moved to Las Vegas with her husband to start a new adventure in her life. Mary Jane was very fond of animals, especially dogs. She started a dog sitting business which was much more of a passion than a job. It was very diffi cult for her to eventually have to give up this business and her furry clients. In Hawaii Mary Jane attended Hope Chapel Mililani Church, and in Las Vegas she attended Epic Church. Funeral services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel on November 18, 2014. The dress is casual or aloha attire. The family will be in the chapel from 9:30 AM, prior to services beginning at 10 AM. Lunch will follow at 11 AM. Burial will begin at 2 PM at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

HARRIET HARUE NAKAMURA SAITO

Posted On November 8th, 2014 -

$nameHARRIET HARUE NAKAMURA SAITO Harriet went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the age of 87. Harriet was born on March 25, 1927. She was the seventh child of Sontoku and Kami Nakamura of Ewa Plantation. She was predeceased by her husband Takeo whom she married in 1949. She worked as a pattern grader for several companies including Nalii Fashion, Jane M. and Xcel Hawaii. Harriet enjoyed working with her hands and had several hobbies including ikebana, embroidery and crochet. A gifted seamstress, she sewed and then gave away or donated most of her handiwork such as beautiful quilts and zabutons (Japanese cushions). Harriet also remained a devoted and active servant at her church, Hawaii Kai United Church of Christ, until shortly before her passing. Harriet is survived by her son Dale, daughter in law Aileen, granddaughter Jennifer Saito-Zipfel, grandson David, five brothers: Sonsei Nakamura, Raymond S. Nakamura, Jack S. Nakamura, James K. Nakamura, Roy Y. Nakamura and one sister Betty N. Hayashi. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation 9am; service 10am. Interment will be on Monday November 17, 2014 at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

GUS KUOKOA KUEWA

Posted On November 8th, 2014 -

11-8 GUS KUEWA-GUS KUOKOA KUEWA Gus Kuokoa Kuewa, 85, of Nanakuli passed away at home on Nov. 1, 2014. He served in the military for 4 years and retired after working for the civil service for 35 years. He is survived by sons: Gus Kuewa Jr, Martin Macias Jr, Allen Macias, and Alexander Kuewa; Daughter: Betty (Melvin) Kilaulani and his many moopunas. Visitations will be on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10am to 12pm @ Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel.

REX WHITNEY ALSUP

Posted On November 8th, 2014 -

REX WHITNEY ALSUP Rex Alsup, 90, of Honolulu passed away on 11/2/2014 at Hi'Olani Care Center where he had received exceptional care. He was born in 1924 in Wichita, Kansas to James Martin and Golden Dorsey Alsup. He moved to Honolulu in the early 1930's with his parents. Rex attended Punahou and went on to graduate from Stanford University after WWII. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed on Oahu. Rex was an Investment Advisor with Dean Witter until his retirement in 1989. He was an avid tennis player and a member of the Beretania Tennis Club. He continued playing tennis into his late 80's. Rex married Lydia McClelland in 1968. They enjoyed traveling around the world, mainly on cruise ships. Rex was preceded in death by his wife Lydia in 2008. He is survived by his four children, Mark Alsup, Gary Alsup, Jo Caissie and Jamie Rood; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hoover, Christopher Rood, Holly Rood, Stuart Alsup, Natalie Alsup and Spencer Alsup; two great grandchildren, Ann Peyton Hoover and Avery Hoover. A private family service will be held at a later date.

FAAMELE “MELE” MAAFALA AKIONA HALEY

Posted On November 6th, 2014 -

FAAMELE MELE MAAFALA AKIONA HALEY Age 83, of Kapolei, HI, passed away October 7, 2014 in Kapolei. Born November 16, 1930 in Aua, American Samoa. She is survived by sons, William Akiona, Brian Akiona, Frank Akiona; daughters, Moana Pacheco, Kuuipo Kumukahi, Jennie (Dalmas) Jones, Patricia Akiona, Melinda Akiona; brother, Esau Maafala; sister, Laloata Maafala; 29 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 2 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Monday (Nov. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio.

“Auntie” Edith Kawelohea McKinzie

Posted On November 6th, 2014 -

Ua ha'alele mai i keia ola ana 'O Kawelohea, ua hala i ke ala ho'i 'ole mai October 22, 1925 to October 21, 2014 "Aunty" Edith Kawelohea McKinzie has departed this life [to rejoin her ancestors] and has embarked upon her journey on the path of no return. Edith Kawelohea McKinzie passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, four and a half hours shy of her 89th birthday. "Aunty" Edith lived a full and happy life, and as one of Hawaii's foremost authorities on Hawaiian culture she will be fondly remembered by many whose lives she touched through her love for hula, her encouragement to learn Hawaiian, and her passion for genealogy. Aunty Edith lived a remarkable life, indeed and We, her family, friends, students and colleagues, are most fortunate to have had the pleasure and opportunity of sharing wonderful moments with this truly kind and gentle Hawaiian soul. Edith Kawelohea Kapule McKinzie was born on October 22,1925 in Honolulu to a pure Hawaiian father, Harry Kawelo Kapule of Holualoa, on the island of Hawaii and a Portuguese mother, Caroline "Carrie" Costa of Pauoa, O'ahu. Aunty Edith was born hiapo, the eldest of her siblings, a sister Alexandrina "Sandy" Kapule (Kanekoa, Kalanui) and a brother Harry Kawelo Kapule Jr. On December 20, 1946 Aunty Edith married Clayton Mckinzie of St. Louis, Missouri, and from that union she had one child, a daughter, Joleen Hokuloa McKinzie, who later married Arthur Chavez of New Mexico. Aunty Edith has two granddaughter's: Heather Kahealani (Luna) Chaloupek and Lisa Noelani (Padilla) Chavez, and six great-grandchildren: Nolan Kalanikeleikekai Luna, Tyler Keahi Makoa Luna, Isaac Javier "Pono" Padilla, Kira Lehuanani Chaloupek, Genevieve Kawelohea Padilla, Chase Koanui Chaloupek. Aunty Edith also has four step-children from Clayton: Kenneth, Maydean, Michael and Matta-Sue Mokihana McKinzie and an extended ohana that include two nieces, a nephew, and several cousins. Aunty Edith grew up in a traditional Hawaiian-speaking family that included her father's siblings. Her family was musically inclined and with her aunts, uncles, and cousins, she was immersed in Hawaiian values full of Love and shared Aloha. After her father's passing, Aunty Edith was raised as the hanai of her father's youngest sister, Lucy Keahi Kapule and her husband, Reuben Gooman, both of whom she fondly acknowledged with great affection. Aunty Edith's love for hula began at a very young age when she was encouraged to take up hula by her Aunt Mary Kapule, a dancer for hula master Antone Kao'o. She began her formal hula training at the age of twelve with renowned hula master Joseph Ilala'ole. Amongst Aunty Edith's distinguished hula teachers was Eleanor Hiram Hoke, a student of hula masters Keaka Kanahele and Katie Nakaula. Eleanor Hiram was one of the few remaining teachers trained in the chants and dances associated with the hula pahu. Aunty Edith studied under Eleanor Hiram Hoke for eight years, dancing professionally in tableaus and learning the drumming techniques and steps unique to the hula pahu and upon completion of her training went through the "process of an 'uniki" with Eleanor Hiram Hoke and Katie Nakaula. Aunty Edith later studied with Edith Kanaka'ole, Pele Puku'i Suganuma, Kalena Silva and Hoakalei Kama'u. Aunty Edith taught hula throughout Hawaii, US Mainland, Midway Island, Guam, and Alaska, and served as a Judge for numerous hula competitions such as the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, King Kamehameha Day Hula and Chant Competition, Queen Lili'uokalani Keiki Hula Competition, Hawaii Secondary Schools Hula Kahiko Competition (Malia Craver Hula Kahiko Competition), World Invitational Hula Festival and other hula venues in Japan and on the US Mainland. Her love for dance extended to other forms as well; she studied ballet at Kulamanu Dance School in Kahala, Oahu and received additional training in modern dance, jazz, tap, and folk dance. Following Dance Educator's Teacher Training School in New York, Aunty Edith opened a dance school on Guam where she was invited by the famous dance ethnologist La Meri and noted pioneer of modern dance Ted Shawn to teach Hawaiian dance at Jacob's Pillow in Lee, Massachusetts. Aunty Edith completed her BA degree in Hawaiian Studies, MA in Education and P.D. in Secondary Education from the University of Hawaii, and was one of the first Hawaiian Studies Professor with Honolulu Community College where she taught for 19 years. She also served as a lecturer throughout the State of Hawaii on Hawaiian chants, hula, genealogy, notable persons, place names and legal Hawaiian translations. Aunty Edith credits Professor Rubellite Kawena Johnson for her encouragement and for opening doors in the field of Hawaiian studies, culture and literature, and thus began her passion for research. Ever of a civic mind she joined the royal societies of Ahahui Ka'ahumanu on May 7, 1949 and has been a member in good standing with Hale O Na Ali'i O Hawai'i, Helu Ekahi, Halau O Wahiika'ahu'ula, holding the rank of Lei Hulu Makua. In January 1965, Aunty Edith was installed as Worthy Matron, Verona Chapter No. 1 Order of the Eastern Star at the Scottish Rite Temple in Agana Heights, on Guam. Prior employment included various Federal Government positions at Pearl Harbor-Hawaii, Guam, Adak-Alaska, Saigon, Vietnam and Midway. She also worked as a Hawaiian Language Translator/Researcher for Title Guarantee and for Ashford & Wriston Law firm, the ILWU, and also managed Kirkpatrick Travel Agency in Waianae. Aunty Edith retired as a "Scholar in Residence" for her dear and true friend, Her Royal Highness Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa where she truly enjoyed her work as a noted Hawaiian genealogist, consummate researcher, writer, composer, author, professor, lecturer, and kumu hula. Achievements Hawaii Participant, American Folk-life Festival, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. Hawaii Participant, Pacific Arts Festival in New Zealand and Tahiti 1995-2007: Project Director Hawaiian Language Newspaper Indexing Project (Bishop Museum) Author, Hawaiian Genealogies Volumes I and II (Volume III in progress) Awards Ambassador of Hawaii Award from Governor John Waihe'e Ke Kukui Malama - Office of Hawaiian Affairs A Living Treasure of Hawaii - Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii David Malo Award - Rotary Club of West Oahu Order of Distinction - State Council on Hawaiian Heritage Pulama Award - Kalihi Palama Culture & Arts Society He Makana Hi'ipoli Makamae - Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu Kalani Ali'i Award - Aha Hipu'u - Hale o Na Ali'i Kulia I ka Nu'u Award - Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Convention - San Diego Kukui O Lota Award - 35th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival Services will be held November 8, at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea Street. Public visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. Service will begin from 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 12 Noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

ROSEMARY KIM OSHIMA

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ROSEMARY KIM OSHIMA Rosemary Kim Oshima, 96, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at home. She is survived by son Leighton (Mazie Hirono), daughters Lynette K. Oshima and Lauren K. Miyashiro (Milton), two grand- children Malia Oshima Paul (Scott) and Courtney Miyashiro, two great grandchildren Kainoa and Mehana Paul, sister Mary S. B. Goo and many nieces and nephews. Private services were held.

LI’AMANAIA “LEE” AFUVAI

Posted On November 5th, 2014 -

$nameLI'AMANAIA LEE AFUVAI Beloved husband, devoted father and grandfather, faithful brother, adored uncle and cousin, and dedicated friend, LI'AMANAIA "Lee" AFUVAI peacefully went to Heaven in the early evening on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at his family home in Kailua, Hawaii at the age of 75. Born April 12th, 1939 in Aua, American Samoa to Li'ava'a Mauga Afuvai and Fa'asala (Alo Noa) Afuvai. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne and his daughters Lisa Afuvai, Colleen (Nathan Solidum) and Louanne (Leonard Tobera), his brother Ma'i (Cheryl Quadlander) and sister Fa'afaleai "Fale," eleven grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Lee was also the father figure to his many nieces and nephews. Lee was a respected and loved business man in Waikiki for three decades and most famously known during the epic era of disco as the head of "The Point After" in the seventies. In the eighties he started his career in state government working for Governor Waihee and continuing on to serve in the Cayetano and Lingle administrations. Lee is best known for taking care of people and did so without recognition or fanfare. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 12th at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Services will follow at 12:00 noon and burial at 2:00pm. Aloha attire. Lee's wishes were no Fa'a Samoa.

STANFORD WADE PAPAS

Posted On November 5th, 2014 -

STANFORD WADE PAPAS Age 59, of Mililani, formerly of Chicago, IL & Olympia, WA, passed away October 9, 2014 in Waianae, HI. Born February 23, 1955 in Ewa, HI. Army veteran, former Pearl Harbor Naval Base police officer, custodian of Bethel & Thurston County School Districts, WA, 6th degree chief instructor of Universal Kempo Karate School. He is survived by mother, Margaret Maldonado of Olympia, WA; step-father, Antonio Maldonado of Olympia, WA; brothers, Alfred (Kirby Cleveland) Papas of Olympia, WA, Earl Papas, Patrick (Kikue) Papas; sister, Mary Ann (Roland) Abregano; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Nov. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

LAI YUNG KAM

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LAI YUNG KAM Lai Yung Kam, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii State Department of Education diagnostic social worker passed away October 25, 2014 at home. She is survived by daughters Melanie (Reynold) Ito, Lissa Kam, April Kam, Kellie (Arlan) Chun; son Jeffery (Jayne Motooka) Kam; grandchildren Merynn Woo, Tyler Ito, and Riley Kam. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Monday (Nov. 10) at Diamond Head Mortuary; Services 12:45 p.m.; Burial 2:00 p.m. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Islands Hospice Foundation in their Mother's honor. The loving care they provided enabled her to live each day to the fullest in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. Casual attire.

MEI JEAN WONG CHING

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MEI JEAN WONG CHING Age 81, of Honolulu passed away on October 17, 2014 in Honolulu. Mei Jean was born July 27, 1933 in Waialua, Hawaii. A graduate of Waialua Class of 1951, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Illinois Library School. A member of St. Philomena Church and the Senior Club Ala Puumalu Community Center in Salt Lake. Mei Jean is survived by her husband, Andrew B.S. Ching; daughter, Melanie C. (David) Lui; one granddaughter, Kristen Lui; brother, Deacon Lauren (Hazel) Wong; brother-in-law, Kenneth C.W. Kwock. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2014 AT ST. PHILOMENA CATHOLIC CHURCH. EULOGY AT 10:30 A.M. FUNERAL MASS AT 11:00 A.M. BURIAL TO FOLLOW AT 2:00 P.M. AT NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK. NO FLOWERS. CHARITABLE DONATIONS SUGGESTED TO ST. PHILOMENA CHURCH OR TO CATHOLIC CHARITIES HAWAII IN HER MEMORY.

PELAGIO V. BALLESTEROS

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PELAGIO V. BALLESTEROS Age 94, of Waialua, HI, passed away October 8, 2014 in Waialua, HI. Born June 1, 1920 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters, Pacencia B. Giron, Lolita (Roque) Agtarap of Philippines, Relina Ballesteros, Orlita Ballesteros; brother, Antonio (Martina) Ballesteros; 15 grand- children; 10 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Nov. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Monday (Nov. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Black & White Attire.

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