Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

VALENTINA “VAL” PASCUA NORDELL

Posted On February 17th, 2017 -

VALENTINA Age 75, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 11, 2017 in Wahiawa. Born February 14, 1941 in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from the Dole Corporation. She is survived by son, Daniel Marzan; daughter, Norma Marzan White; brothers, Remigio "Ray" Pascua, Francisco "Joe" Pascua; sisters, Teresita Pascua Lumabao, Esmenia "Esse" Pascua Sinenci, Yolanda "Yollie" Thompson; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Nora Ululani Stant

Posted On February 17th, 2017 -

75, of Waimanlo, passed peacefully in Kailua on January 27, 2017. She is survived by her daughter Noralei A Stant. Visitation: 9:30am Services: 11:30am on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St George Church Waimanalo. Lunch to follow.

Norma Caetano, “Tiny”

Posted On February 17th, 2017 -

NORMA CAETANO, TINY 86 of Honolulu passed away January 30, 2017. Born in Papaikou, Hawaii. Retired Employee for Liberty House. Survived by daughter, Debra "Tita" Nunes; son, Wayne Caetano; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother, George "Sonny" Jarrett; sister, Charlotte "Linda" Borchardt. Gravesite service 1 p.m. Wednesday February 22, 2017 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Hannah Oliveira Knell

Posted On February 17th, 2017 -

Hannah Oliveira Knell, 91, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on January 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hannah retired from the Board of Water Supply as a Records Section Supervisor after 20+ years of service. She is survived by four sons, Keith (June), Harry (Karen), Raymond "Kimo" (Annette), and Cy; two daughters, Donna and Kathi; 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Malia Thomas, Lydia L. Low and Edna N. Cathcart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Cockett Knell. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Diamond Head Mortuary. Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Steven Theodore Robello

Posted On February 17th, 2017 -

89, of Pearl City, Hawaii died on January 18, 2017. He retired as a Supervisor in 1987 from Hawaiian Telephone Co. after 30 years of service. He was also a long-time high school and college baseball umpire and football referee. He was proud to serve University of Hawaii baseball coach, Les Murakami, as Commissioner of Umpires for almost a decade. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Winona 'Pearl' in 2013. He is survived by four daughters, three sons, fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30am; Mass: 11:00am Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City.

HARRY TADASHI MASAKI

Posted On February 17th, 2017 -

Harry Tadashi Masaki, 88 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on January 19, 2017. Born November 6, 1928 in Waialua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elizabeth "Betty", daughters Karen Masaki, Nancy Hathaway-Masaki; stepsons Ronald, Thomas, Daniel, John and Guy Oishi; step- daughters: Charlene Sugihara and Nadine Konia; brother Stanley Masaki, DDS, sisters Helen Kurata and Janet Shirai, 22 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren, niece and nephews. Memorial Services will be held at Diamond Head Mortuary chapel on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Visitation 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Funeral Service to begin at 5:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

Francisca Guerrero “Cita” Aranda

Posted On February 17th, 2017 -

Francisca Guerrero "Cita" Aranda, 90, of Honolulu, passed away January 3, 2017 at her home. Born Oct. 10, 1926 in Koloa, Kauai, Cita was a homemaker. She is survived by ten children, Flordelis, Bernardo, Leticia Rivera, Erlinda Galiza, Adela Agustin, Alejandra Foronda, Nena Calpito, Mariano "Mario", Helen Manzano, Emma Boc; hanai daughter, Azucena Asuncion; sister, Estefania Velasco; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Friday, 2/24/2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; wake service 6:30 p.m. Second visitation 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 2/25/2017 at Our Lady of the Mount Church; Mass 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park at 12 noon. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Jacqueline Lynn Vegas Kahele

Posted On February 17th, 2017 -

Passed away at home in Cerritos, California, on January 5, 2017, at the age of 70. She is survived by her husband Peter Kahele. Three children, Sydney and Brian Sanchez, Alex and Maybelyn Kahele, Two grandchildren, Kapua and Kai Kahele. A graduate of Kaimuki High School in 1964, she attended San Francisco State College, majoring in the financial field and remained there throughout her career. Retired on December 31, 2015, as Chief Financial Officer. Her dedication and reputation in the Garment Industry was well known and considered by many as second to none. She was a tough but fair negotiator, excellent manager, a mentor, friend, was loved and at times, a Mom. Funeral services, February 23, 2017, Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary "Makai," at 10:00 AM, Reception to follow at 12:30 PM. Aloha attire, flowers welcome. Burial for immediate and close family members only.

RAYMOND TOSHIYUKI TANAKA

Posted On February 16th, 2017 -

RAYMOND TOSHIYUKI TANAKAAge 86, passed away on February 6, 2017. He was an insurance salesman with Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii for 63 years. He loved to dive and golf and he was devoted to serving the Lord Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife, Joy Tanaka, daughters; Didi Storeygard, Leanne Stiehl, and Rayna Tanaka, and two grandchildren; Kim Storeygard and Rebekah Stiehl. A memorial celebration of his life is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Kaimuki Christian Church. Family greeting available at 9:00am and service to follow 10:00am. Casual attire. No flowers please. Private burial service.

DANIEL KWONG WING HO

Posted On February 16th, 2017 -

Passed away on February 6, 2017 in Aiea, Hawaii. He was born February 28, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Survived by: Wife, Wilma Ho; Sons, Dayton and Kalani; and 5 grand- children. Private Services held. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Leoncio Cadacio Casamina, Sr.

Posted On February 16th, 2017 -

93, of Honolulu, passed away on February 5, 2017. Born in Narvacan-Illocos Sur, Philippines, he was a Shop 71 supervisor for the U.S. Government at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Preceded in death by his wife, Janet, he is survived by his son, Leo (Brenda) Casamina, Jr.; daughters, Shirley Casamina and Lani (Eddie) Tabanera; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren and brother, Geronimo (Rosita) Casamina. Visitation from 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:30 p.m. Celebration of Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Committal service and burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Henry Y.H. Lung

Posted On February 16th, 2017 -

80, of Honolulu, passed away on February 7, 2017. He was born in Canton, China. Honorably discharged from the United States Army, and proprietor of Ace Plumbing and ACMES Contracting Inc. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jeanne Y.C.; sons, Kelvin (Tracie) and Warren Lung; daughter, Rani (Regan) Park; brothers, Norman and Yok Tong Lung; grandchildren, Brandie and Darynn Lung, Asia, RJ and Ryder Park. Private Services. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Meliton Bagoyo Batad Sr.

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

Meliton Bagoyo Batad Sr.Meliton Bagoyo Batad, Sr., 92 of Pauoa Valley in Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his beloved family and friends on January 20, 2017. He was born in Sacuyya Norte, Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was a retired bartender from Host International/ Marriott Corporation, owner of Transmission Exchange and a founding father of the Santanians Society of Hawaii. (Preceded in death by wife, Juana Busto Batad, of 58 years) He is survived by Daughters, Shirley (Randal) Batad-Labisores and Marilyn (Gilbert) Canas; Sons, Meliton B. (Peggy) Batad, Jr. and Dwayne (Shauna) Batad; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; Companion, Priscilla Dela Cruz; Brother, Francisco Wilfredo Batad; Sister, Irene Batad Burgos; Hanai-daughters, Lorrianne M. Mesina and Maria Antonette "Toni" Mesina and Hanai-son, Marcus V. Mesina; Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. Two-day Services: Friday, February 24, 2107 at Ballard's Family Moanalua Mortuary-Chapel. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wake Services & Eulogy: 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Church 2124 Pauoa Road, Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 9:00 a.m., Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m., Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe, HI at 2:00 p.m. Casual/ Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcomed. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Mae Ishiyo Otani

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

96 passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Mae was a retired employee of the former Hisago Delicatessen and catering and a member of Tenrikyo Kochi Makoto church. Predeceased by husband James, parents, Juichi and Hisayo Miyakawa, brothers Richard, Edward, Ronald and Shoichi Miyakawa, sisters, June Katayama, and Doris Furukido-Streicher. Survived by sons Henry Sr., John (Karen), and Gordon Sr. (Stella) Otani. Daughters Elizabeth (Harry Sr.) Cieri, Faustine (Clifford Sr.) Letterman, Carol Otani, Leilani (Robert) Sera, and Irene (Macroy Sr.) Maio. Brothers William and Francis Miyakawa. Sisters Mildred Yamamoto and Rosemary Matsuno. 26 Grandchildren, 80 great- grandchildren, and 36 great- great-grandchildren. Services to be held on Feb. 21, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 5 pm. Service at 6 pm. No flowers, casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

AMY L. LOO

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

99, of Honolulu, HI, passed away in Honolulu on February 4, 2017. Born on August 4, 1917, she was a UH college graduate and wife of predeceased Dr. Cyrus W. Loo. Survived by children: Chalsa, Dennis (Barbara) of La Jolla, CA, and Patricia; 3 grandson; 3 great- grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Private services.

Ethel Kameyo Sekine

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

98, of Aiea, Hawaii passed, peacefully, on January 27, 2017. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She was a retired employee of Kress Store and a member of Aiea Hongwanji Mission. Everyone will remember her pleasant personality and beautiful smile. Preceded in death by her husband Joe, she is survived by son, Dennis (Sharyn) Sekine, daughter Susan (Martin) Schmick, grandchildren Jason (Lena) Sekine, Michelle Sekine, Kristina (Nathan) Christopher, Melissa (Ruben) Chung, great-grandchildren RJ Chung, Mina Chung, Maya Sekine, Jaxon Sekine and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Visitation at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 11:00 am with inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at 2:00 pm. No flowers, aloha attire. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Ka Punawai Ola and Islands Hospice for their tender, loving care. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Mook-lan Mui Fan

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

Mook-lan Mui Fan94, of Honolulu passed away on Feb 13, 2017. Born May 8, 1922 in Chicago, she lived in Florida, Washington, Texas, China and Cuba as a child and spent most of her adult life in the NY area. She received her BA from Pomona College and her MSW from UC Berkeley. She worked with an adoption agency finding families for children, and later for Lighthouse International in Westchester supporting the blind. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Chung Teh Fan, and returned to Honolulu in 1985. She is survived by her brother, Thomas L. Mui (Lois Thom) of Honolulu, and daughters Ada (Peter Warsaw) and Linda (Will Schaefer), and five grandchildren Arianna Rauch (Stephan), Ralph Schaefer, Marina Warsaw-Fan, Fred Schaefer and George Schaefer. A memorial service will be held at Arcadia, 1434 Punahou Street, on Friday, Feb 17 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arcadia Employees Holiday Fund or Hawaii Public Radio/Public Television.

WILLIAM “BILLY” BETER

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

WILLIAM William "Billy" Beter, 57, passed away on January 26, 2017, in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu on February 6, 1959, and graduated from Pearl City High School in 1977. He was a flooring layer by trade. Bill loved the ocean, was an avid surfer and an original member of the HIC surf team. He had a sweet disposition and was loved by many. Bill is survived by a son, Tyler Beter-Larimore, grandson Skyler Beter-Larimore and hanai daughter, Stevie Kealoha. He also leaves behind brothers Douglas, Norman (Melva), Pathrick (Lily) and sisters Rowena (Danny) Obrero and Maile Beter and many nieces and nephews. We will be celebrating a memory of his life at Nimitz Cove Pavilion #1814 and #1817 on Friday, February 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a paddle out to say Aloha. Beach/casual attire.

CAROLYN “BEE” G. CHUN

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

70, passed away Dec 21, 2016. Born in Berkeley, CA, she is survived by her husband, Wendell; children, Tina(Scott) Mashimo, Michael(Tomoko), Stephanie (Evan) Nomura, & Steven(Allyson); 5 grandchildren, Visitation: 10 am; Services: 11 am on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at Diamond Head Mortuary.

Marie Shizuko Acena

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

Marie Shizuko Acena, 82, of Honolulu, passed away on January 18, 2017. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a 30-year employee of the Rainbow Lanai Restaurant at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort. She is survived by her daughter Catherine (Linda); granddaughter Shari Carter; great-grandsons Zachary and Ethan; sisters Gladys Yamaguchi of Wailuku, Maui and Betty Miyahira of Cerritos, California. Celebration of life service will be held at Borthwick Mortuary on February 19, 2017, visitation from 9:30am, service at 10:30am. Burial on February 21, 2017, at 2pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

FAUSTO “USTONG” VILLANUEVA CACACHO

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

Age 92, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 12, 2017 in Honolulu. Born August 10, 1924 in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Discovery Bay. Organizer and advisor of Sanchez Mira, member of Cagayan Associations of Hawaii. Previously worked as a municipal secretary, auditor and advisor for Sanchez Mira, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Natividad G. Cacacho; sons, MacDonald (Marissa) Cacacho, Romeo (Eloisa) Cacacho, Victor Cacacho, Valentin (Lorlyn) Cacacho; daughters, Elizabeth Adriatico, Rosario (Leocadio) Torrado, Cleopatra (Paquito) Salacup, Nancy Cacaho, Juliet Barcelo; brother, Ernesto Cacacho; sisters, Januaria Sacrameo, Clemencia Dabalos; numerous grandchildren and great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Feb. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

William Tsugio Shiraki, “Bill”

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

WILLIAM TSUGIO SHIRAKI, BILL 82, of Pearl City, a Korean and Vietnam War Army veteran and retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 for the U.S. Army, passed away on February 9, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; sons, Paul (Fe) and Lionel (Mary); daughters, Patty (Charles) Umetsu and Laura (Kevin) Lee; brothers, Albert "Sonny" (Gloria Dominguez) and David (Lynn Takahashi); and grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, Kyley, Dylan and Jacob. Visitation is at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City. Eulogy is at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass is at 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

RUIKO PAO

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

Age 80, of Waialua, HI, passed away November 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Born June 27, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Altin Pao, Mark Pao, Dean Pao, Lance Pao; daughter, Laureen Pao; 9 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday (Feb. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Walter “Earl” Medeiros

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

Walter "Mr. Aloha" Age 89, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on Dec.29, 2016. He was born on August 25, 1927 in Honolulu. Preceded in death by his son Jerrett Wayne Medeiros. He is survived by his wife, June Rose, daughters, Earllynn (Greg) DiGiovine, Wally Jean Medeiros, Suzanne Medeiros, Suzette Cansana, Allyson Wilcox, and Nina Lamadora; son Vincent Tilker. He was a proud Grandfather, "Papa" to Jason Wayne Medeiros, Shane (Dena) Jonah, Sione (Dawn) Thompson, Tavita (Lindsay) Thompson, Helena Joy Cansana, Tony and Keala Lamadora, Dominic, Anthony, and Natalie Tilker. Great granddaughters, Shawna, Shalae, Savati, Sanaia, Tausani, and great grandsons, Brycen, Makai and John, provided all the love, hugs, and kisses a Papa could have. Services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Mystical Rose Chapel, 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m.. Please join the family after services on the lanai for refreshments.

Hanayo Kunishi

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

Of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 97 on January 13, 2017. Born on the island of Kauai, she was a retired homemaker, mother, and grandmother extraordinaire. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Yoshito, she is survived by her daughters: Marilyn, Sharon (Myron) Oie, and Carole (Paul) Fujishige; grandsons, Jonathan Oie and Colin Fujishige; nieces and nephews. Private services were held and donations to a favorite charity are suggested (in lieu of monetary offerings).

CHUNG JUN ING

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

Age 95, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 22, 2017 in Honolulu. Born December 12, 1921 in Canton, China. She is survived by husband, George Ing; son, Brian (Amber) Ing; 4 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (Feb. 17) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Sadao Stanley Sasaki

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

SADAO STANLEY SASAKI 95, of Honolulu, passed away on January 22, 2017. Born in Waialua, he was a retired U.S. Department of the Navy Public Works Center electrician. Preceded in death by wife, Toki and son, Todd, he is survived by his daughters, Nadine (Darrell) Tonaki, Susan Kawata and Janice (Jettson) Hew; eight grand- children, 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Sasaki and sister, Mildred Nakamura. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

GEORGE HIROSHI SAKATA

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

Visitation will be from 10:30AM Saturday February 18, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 11:30AM. The date had run incorrectly.

Lenore R. Shirakawa

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

93, of Waiohinu, died peacefully in Honolulu on Saturday, January 28, 2017. She is survived by daughters Patti Shirakawa and Faye (Gilbert) Korenaga, son Ray Shirakawa, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

LYDIA NAHOLOWA’A OGUMA MAGNANI

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

April 27, 1928 - October 28, 2016 Lydia N. Magnani, a long-time resident of Gardena, CA passed away on October 28, 2016. She was 88. Magnani is survived by her sister, Gwendolyn "Lani" Joaquin of Kahalu'u, brothers Phillip (Millie) Oguma of Kahalu'u and Wilfred (Lynn) Oguma of Kaneohe. She is also survived by her three daughters, Harveyette Bero of Tucson, AZ, Elizabeth "Omi" (Terry) Russ of Thornton, CO and Jo-Ann Magnani of Gardena, CA; daughter-in-law Janice Magnani of Gardena, CA, two sons, Douglas (Teri) of Hilo, HI and Reginald (Marissa) of Tucson, AZ; and stepchildren, Candy (Burton) Greene of Hau'ula, Stephen (Maxine) Magnani of Mountain View and Lani Coelho of Sacramento, CA. Lydia has 32 grandchildren, 72 great-grand- children and 12 great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harvey Magnani, Sr, two sons, Harvey Jr and Eugene "Gino" Magnani, sisters Ruth "Hua" Nakasone, Linda Rodrigues, and brothers Marco, Joseph "Sonny", Masao "Bozo", Shiro, and Mitchell Oguma. The family brought her home to bury with her beloved husband. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16th at 10 am at Calvary Chapel Kaneohe located at 47-525 Kamehameha Hwy. The burial will take place at 11 am on Friday, Feb 17th at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery located at 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy in Kaneohe.

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