Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Anita Naleipoina’Ole Emayo-Rehbach

Posted On January 10th, 2018 -

October 14, 1942 - January 2, 2018 Anita is survived by her loving husband, Ted Rehbach & 'ohana! She was born and raised in Hanapepe, Kaua'i. Anita loved living her life in the islands, although the past 4 1/2 years were in California while under a cancer treatment at UC Davis. Anita had so much aloha in her heart - she always gave without ever expecting in return. She was retired from the US Navy - her Navy career started as a reserve Nurse and was active duty during Desert Storm. She continued giving as a Nurse, retiring after 35 years at Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu, in the Mother & Baby Unit (she worked in the ICU with the babies). Anita loved swimming, cooking, baking and she loved playing golf with Ted and friends. She loved to learn new things as well as sharing whatever she learned with such enthusiasm. Sharing her wisdom of her life (new and old) was just a small glimpse of the awesome woman she was. One of Anita's biggest loves was to learn and dance hula with all her hula sisters of Halau Mohala llima under Kumu Mapuana deSilva. During her 25+ years with HMI, Anita was in many classes (as she would dance as much as she could) she was also part of HMI na papa Hi'ilani & Hi'ikua courses. She was loved by so many! Arrangements under the care of Lombard Funeral Home, 1550 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825. E lei no au I ko aloha (I will cherish your love as a beautiful adornment). Naleipoina'ole (a lei never forgotten) Donations in Anita's love and memory, can be made to UC Davis Cancer Center, Lung Cancer Research. https://give.ucdavis.edu/CCAD/CC48528

Fredda Sullam

Posted On January 10th, 2018 -

Fredda Sullam93, Born in Monticello, N.Y. December 5, 1924 died in Honolulu on December 20, 2017. Married to Ed Sullam, surviving husband, in 1946. Devoted mother to sons, Brian (Susan), Steve (Karen) and Paul. Her interests were broad and varied. She pursued her Interest in city planning by serving on the Honolulu City Planning Commission for four years. Membership in the League of Women Voters for many years helped her pursue her interest in good government. Programs in ceramic art at the Honolulu Museum of Art satisfied her need for creative expression. Finally, wanting to improve the lives of people suffering from serious and persistent mental illness she, with her husband, in 1983, formed NAMI Hawaii. A memorial service will be held at Temple Emanu-El on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Douglas Lee Boyer

Posted On January 10th, 2018 -

Douglas Lee Boyer08-25-1932 to 12-19-2017 It is with great sadness that we announce that Doug Boyer passed away quietly in his sleep. Born in Dayton, Ohio, in the 1940's his family moved to California, first to Los Angeles, then to Napa. While in high school in Napa, Doug was a star in the theater group and on the rifle team. It is also where, at the age of 15, he met the love of his life, Norene Rodgers. Also while in high school, Doug was one of many young men who lied about their ages, in his case to join the National Guard. While in the Guard he was sent to Aberdeen Proving grounds, where he learned his future trade, to be a gunsmith. In January of 1951 he and Norene were married in Reno, Nevada. He owned Boyer's Sporting Goods in Napa for many years, then ran a business in Los Angeles, coming to Hawaii in 1976 to help set up the Army Museum of the Pacific. Although they came over here on a 6 month contract, both Doug and Norene fell in love with Hawaii, and decided to open the Military Shop of Hawaii in Waikiki, where the shop was operated for over 25 years, eventually moving to Sand Island. As one of the founding members of the Hawaii Historical Arms Association, he was active in the club to the very end. In recent years he was semi-retired, selling. He will be missed by family, friends in Hawaii, and customers from around the world. He is survived by his son, Ron Boyer of Los Osos, California, and daughter, Michele Boyer of Honolulu and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, mother, sister, brother, and his love of over 60 years, Norene. The Hawaii Historical Arms Association will hold a Celebration of His Life at their March 14th meeting. Doug had requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a favorite charity.

Florence Minna Schedler Hayakawa

Posted On January 10th, 2018 -

Florence Minna Schedler HayakawaFlorence Minna Schedler Hayakawa, 89, of Raleigh was taken to the Lord on July 15, 2015. She was born in Junction City, Wisconsin, to the late Reverend Herman and Lillie Schedler. She married Masami Hayakawa in 1952 and they went to Hawaii for their honeymoon, fell in love with the islands, and stayed for the next 20 years. Flo worked the night shift at Queen's Hospital in the lab. She started to bowl and learned to dance the hula. Quickly becoming expert in both, she eventually averaged close to 200 in bowling and became a hula instructor and professional hula dancer. She and Mas had 3 children; Thomas, Mark (Mickey), and Ann (Babe). In 1973 Flo and Mas moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, then to San Jose, California, and finally, Raleigh, North Carolina. Predeceased by her parents and Masami, her husband of 52 years, she is survived by her children; Tom (Nancy), Mark (Lisa), and Ann (Jim); seven grandsons; Jacob, Joshua, Scott, David, Matthew, Nicholas, and Jesse; her hanai grandchildren; Drew, Reid, and Abby; and her four brothers, Bob, Richard, Harold, and Eugene. A short memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by inurnment with Mas at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu, Hawaii. ~ Aloha Attire ~ ln lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Salvation Army.

Ralph Toshio Chinaka

Posted On January 10th, 2018 -

93 of Honolulu, passed away December 11, 2017 at Queen's Medical Center. Born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Robert "Bobby" Chinaka; daughter, Gwen (Robert) Wolf; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren. Visitation 4:30pm to 5:30 pm Saturday January 13, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 5:30pm. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Lance Itsuo Espinda

Posted On January 10th, 2018 -

Lance Itsuo Espinda, 57 of Ewa Beach, Hawaii passed away on December 29 2017 in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a CEO, Founder for Titan Construction Group, LLC. He is survived by Mother: Verna Espinda. Daughter: Amanda (Tony) Espinda. Sons: Scott Espinda, Louis Espinda. Sisters: Valerie (Bob) D'Amato, Denise (Lance) Narito. Brothers: Mark Espinda, Greydon (Kelly) Espinda, Eugene Espinda Jr. Grandchildren: Arianna and AJ. Celebration of Life will be held Sunday January 14, 2018 from 3pm-6pm at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Ellen Manulani Pyle

Posted On January 9th, 2018 -

56, of Honolulu HI, died peacefully in her home on November 29th, 2017. She was born September 3rd, 1962, in Washington, D.C. Ellen graduated from Kalaheo High School, Kailua, in 1980, and from Carlton College, Minnesota, in 1984. She worked as a landscaper, caregiver, spiritual advisor, book editor, and, most recently, for Hawaii Hochi Japanese language newspaper in Kalihi. Ellen was survived by mother Leilani of Honolulu and brothers Peter (Rowena) of California and Richard (Lisa) of Kaneohe. She was preceded in death by father Robert Lawrence Pyle of Honolulu and brother Robert Lewis Pyle of Colorado. Private services will be held.

Jeanette Fusano Iwasa

Posted On January 9th, 2018 -

94, of Kailua, passed away on December 4, 2017. Born in Hamakuapoko, Maui, she was a retired U.S. Government clerk typist for the Office of Personnel Management. Preceded in death by husband, Richard, she is survived by her daughters, Pauline (Michael) Oshiro and Mae (Kent) Kuriyama; five grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; brothers, Thomas (Mabel) and Wilfred (June) Ikemoto; sisters, Ruth (Winston) Shigenaga and Judy (Donald) Takayama. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Paul Tsugio Hirayama

Posted On January 8th, 2018 -

74, of Waialua, Hawaii passed away on November 29, 2017. He is survived by wife, Juju Hookala Hirayama; son, Scott (Masayo) Hirayama; daughter, Nicole "Kaui" (Gerald) Pascua; brother, James Hirayama; sister, Wendy (Burt) Shimoda; and 4 grandchildren; Nicholas and Matthew Hirayama, Aidan and Connor Pascua. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13 at Mililani Mortuary.

Beverly Bernadin Kuualoha Kealoha

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Beverly Bernadin Kuualoha Kealoha 69, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away in Waianae on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by Husband Danferd K. Kealoha Sr. Son: Danferd K. Kealoha Jr. Daughters: Kanani K. Ioapo (Kennedy), Ualani K. Botelho (Frank), Nicole K. Davidson (Shane). Sisters: Antoinette "Nani" Nakiso (Paoa), Hadessah Maunakea (Butch). Grandchildren: 6. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday January 13, 2018 at Kalanianaole Beach Park (Nanakuli Flats) from 4:00p-Whenever. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Nelson Kiyoshi Nakamoto Sr

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Nelson Kiyoshi Nakamoto Sr NELSON KIYOSHI NAKAMOTO SR November 25, 1954 - November 23, 2017 Nelson K Nakamoto Sr, 62 of Ewa Beach passed away on November 23, 2017 at Queens Hospital in Honolulu. Retired from City & County of Honolulu Wastewater Management, and Owner of NKN Karaoke & Disco. He's survived by his wife Palmyra "Inday" L Nakamoto. Loving father of Daughters: Janell Gutierrez, Nadine L Yingst, Stepdaughter Precious Watson. Sons: Nelson K Nakamoto Jr, Shannon Nakamoto, Skye Nakamoto, Stepson Allen Tagatac. Proud Grandpa of 6 and 2 great grands. Brother: Edward Y Nakamoto Jr (Margie). Sisters: Cathlyne Kaeha, Rosaline Pomaikai, Gwendolyn Torres. Visitation will be held on Monday Jan 15, 2018 @ 5:30pm at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary "Mauka Chapel" in Waipio followed by dinner. Second Day visitation will be held at same location on Tuesday Jan 16, 2018 @ 9:30am followed by Burial at 1:30pm.

BERTHA BICENTA LEINAALA CHING KAWAKAMI

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

BERTHA BICENTA LEINAALA CHING KAWAKAMIBertha, a longtime educator and former state representative, died on November 30, 2017. She was born and raised in Honolulu as one of seven children to Nancy Makia and Joseph Ching. A graduate of the Kamehameha School for Girls in 1949, Bertha attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she obtained her B.A. in education, followed by an M.A. in education from New York University. While at UH Manoa, Bertha was a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines. After college, she joined the Department of Education as a teacher, first at Nanaikapono Elementary, then Pearl Harbor Elementary, followed by a move to Kauai to teach at Eleele School. She would later become a principal at both Kekaha and Eleele Schools before joining the DOE Kauai District Office as an educational specialist and then deputy district superintendent. Unfortunately in 1987, her husband, Richard A. Kawakami, a longtime businessman and state representative for West Kauai and Niihau, died only a couple of months after becoming Speaker of the State House of Representatives. Bertha was appointed by then-Governor John Waihee to fill her late husband's seat, where she would serve the people of Kauai and Niihau until her retirement in 2006. Bertha was born on July 28, 1931 in Honolulu and is preceded in death by her husband as well as son Kendall Kawakami (1998). She is survived by son Wendall (Elizabeth) Kawakami and granddaughter Keilyn of Spokane, Washington, daughter Lyndall Kawakami of Honolulu, sisters Priscilla Wong and Deborah Chu, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services will begin at 11:30 am with reception to follow.

GEORGE KANAKALEILEHUA PULAWA

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

GEORGE KANAKALEILEHUA PULAWAIt is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of George Kanakaleilehua Pulawa on December 19, 2017 at Queen's Medical Center, at the young age of 60. He was born in Honolulu and was raised by his grandmother, Hazel Catherine Houghtailing Stone. Growing up he was an alter boy at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City and had his own newspaper route, both of which made him a more independant and disciplined person. George was a hard worker no matter what the job was, from construction work to detailing vehicles to yard work. He also worked at XTreme Parasail as a tour driver for over fifteen years, working with people from all walks of life. He did it all. Making popsicles at his sister's factory made his day! He was a big 49er's Fan and loved playing chess. He had a big heart and was a loving, kind and caring individual. He was very loved and will be missed terribly. He is survived by his wife Florine M. Pulawa, sons; George Jr., Benjamin, Keli`i, and Keoki; step-daughter Chanel Carvalho; brothers; Benjamin M. Pulawa III and Virgil Hackney Jr.; sisters; Frances Ann K. Pulawa Stone-Cabael, Donna Rae K. Pulawa and Barbara Ann Prim; 12 grandchildren. Services for George will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, Honolulu. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Obituaries 2018-01-14 00:00:01

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

DANIEL DANNY ARANIO Died Dec 6, 2017 in Oceanside, CA. See www.legacy.com for full details.

Paul Mitsuo Nihei

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

71, passed away on Nov. 27, 2017 at St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii Oct. 23, 1946 he was retired from Okada Trucking Co. after 43 years of service as a senior project manager. He is survived by his wife Claudia L. Nihei, daughter Julie N. Inouye (Marc), grand- children Zane and Ella Inouye. Also by his mother Mitsue (Pennie) Nihei, brothers Roy Nihei (Brenda) and Fred Nihei (Lorraine). Visitation from 3:00- 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service at 4:00 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Bonnie Collier, “Pearla”

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Bonnie Collier, Collier, 75, of Aiea passed away on December 7, 2017 at Avalon Care Center. Born in Pahala, Hawaii on January 13, 1942. She is survived by children Jamie, Jason, Jana and Don; brothers, Paul, Philip, Pablo and John; sisters, Georgiana, Vanessa and Tracy Ann; 7 grand- children and 10 great-grand- children. Visitation: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday January 11, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 12:00 p.m.; Inurnment: 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

HUBERT JOSEPH KANAHA

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

With heavy hearts, we announce that our dear father, Hubert Joseph Kanaha, passed away on November 30, 2017, at the age of 89. He was born on April 10, 1928, the youngest and last surviving offspring of John and Mary Kanaha. He married our mom, the former Betty Tugaeff, his childhood sweetheart, on January 17, 1948 and together they raised 4 children. After his service in the Army, dad worked and retired as a longshoreman / linesman for McCabe, Hamilton and Renny. He also served as a ILWU Business agent. Dad was preceded in death by his beloved wife. Survived by sons, Dennis (Naomi), Gene (Oriette), John (Lana), and daughter, Patty; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary from 9:00 a.m.; Services 10:00 a.m.. Private inurnment on Monday, January 15 at 12:30 p.m..

Thomas C. Oshiro

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

74, of Honolulu, passed away on December 11, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Honolulu and was a retired Distribution Manager for the United States Postal Service for 35 years. He is survived by his daughter Stacie Shimabukuro (John) and son Baron Oshiro, grandchildren Jordan and Star Shimabukuro, sisters Jane Winchester (Albert) and Ann Geschwandtner and brothers Edward Oshiro (Stella) and Carl Oshiro and nieces and nephews. Service was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific located at Punchbowl Crater. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

PATSY F. OUCHI

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Patsy F. Ouchi, 86, of Kahului passed away on December 29, 2017. She was born on August 10, 1931. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Wailuku Hongwanji at 3:00 pm; with service at 4:00 pm.. Patsy is survived by her husband, Richard E. Ouchi; children, Gerald (Barbara Sano) Ouchi, Jean (Robert) Amano and Brian Ouchi; grandsons, Aaron Ouchi and Andrew Ouchi Online condolence: www.nakamuramortuary.com

Betsy Asae Kai Murata

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

86 of Kailua, passed away on Nov. 16, 2017. She retired from Foodland in 1996. Survived by two sisters, Thelma Shigemitsu and Jeanette Hiranaga; Four sons, Elton (Nadine), Ted (Kathy), Michael (Hana Yin) and Mitchell (Karliy) Murata; 8 grandchildren, Kelli (Michael) Rohrbacher, Travis and Trevor Harada, Daniel, Chauncy, Chelsea, MJ and Ashleigh Murata. Services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at 6 PM. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Gilbert K.S. Auyong

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Gilbert K.S. AuyongSeptember 2, 1931 December 13, 2017 Gilbert K.S. Auyong, 86, of Honolulu, an Army Reservist and retiree from the City and County of Honolulu as a mechanic, died December 13, 2017, at the Regent Care Center, San Marcos, TX. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Doug, daughters Gale Jones and Marshelle Myers; 2 grand- children and 2 great grand- children; sisters, Delphine Chun and Maibelle Lee. Taoist Services and visitation: 10 AM to 1:30 PM, Friday, January 12th at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Sherri Lynn Higa

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

46, Passed away on December 8, 2017 at the Queen's Medical Center. She was born to David Higa and Carol Higa. She was an HR Manager for the State of Hawaii for OCCC. She is survived by her father David Higa, stepmother Naomi Higa and Fiance Dean Young. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday January 20, 2018. Service will be at 11:00 AM at the Olivet Baptist Church. Private Inurnment. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Thomas Philip Mastin

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Thomas Philip Mastin93, of Pearl City, passed away on December 19, 2017. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he was a WW II Army veteran; later a data processing manager for the Air Force and retired as Master Sergeant for the Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Tomiko Akiyoshi Mastin; sons, Philip and James (Jalene) Mastin; daughters, Eileen (Herb) Tabert and Eleanor (Steven) Castro; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2:00 p.m. Commital service and inurnment 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Dr. Victor S. Dizon

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Dr. Victor S. Dizon91, of Honolulu passed away November 30, 2017 at home in Honolulu with family present. He was born April 25, 1926 in Honolulu. He was a retired Kaiser doctor having worked in the Pearl City and Kaneohe Clinics. He is survived by wife, Lorita, son Nicolas, daughters, Vikki Watanabe, Alma Jill Barish, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Visitation 3 p.m. on Sunday January 21 at Hosoi. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Aloha Attire. "Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." John 17:3 New International Version (NIV) Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

LOUISE K. (TRAVIS) FERREIRA

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

LOUISE K. (TRAVIS) FERREIRA LOUISE K. (TRAVIS) FERREIRA Louise K. (Travis) Ferreira was surrounded by her family at home in Las Vegas when she was called to join the Lord on November 20, 2017. She was born on April 29, 1934, in Keaukaha, Hawaii and graduated from Hilo High School in 1954. Her nurturing spirit and endless energy will continue to inspire us, as she always gave and helped others. She was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wahiawa Ward. She is preceded in death by her son Wayne Ferreira. Louise is survived by her husband of 62 years, John; children: John (Lisa) Ferreira, Charlene (August) Clark, Debra Nahinu, Lori (Hugh) Mueller, Doree (Michael) Coito, Gary Ferreira, Kathy (John) Asam, Ipolani (Keith) Haina; siblings: Bernice Canon, Ronald Travis, Roberta Ochi, Audrey Pakani, and Herbert (Charlotte) Travis; 29 Grandchildren and 38 Great-Grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Thursday, January 11, at Mililani Memorial Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Services start at 7:00 pm.. Aloha/casual attire. Burial: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 12th at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

Keith “Sumo” Matsumoto

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Keith Keith "Sumo" Matsumoto of Pearl City born September 26, 1966, passed away at the age of 51 on December 18, 2017. Keith "Sumo" was a proud 1985 graduate of Pearl City High School and worked and retired from Tsukenjo Lunch House. Keith "Sumo" is survived by his mother Geraldine "Sako" Matsumoto. Services will be held at Hosoi Mortuary on January 14, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Elaine Y. T. Cho

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Elaine Y. T. Cho92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Castle Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii and was the eldest of four children to the late Satoshi and Masuyo Touchi. Elaine was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Personnel Officer in Honolulu and Tokyo, Japan. After retiring from the FAA, she worked as the Office Manager for former State Representative Terrance W. H. Tom at the Hawaii State Legislature. She was active at the Kaneohe Senior Center for many years. Elaine loved bon dance, singing, playing the piano and going to Las Vegas. She was known for her vivaciousness, generosity and love of life and people. She is survived by her five children, Penelope (Terrance) Tom, Jonathan (Cora) Cho, Alexander (Claire) Cho, Michael (Carol Ann) Cho and Johnna (Wonkoo Chang) Cho, and sister Evelyn Ogata. She also leaves behind ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Kaneohe. Visitation at 9:00am, Service at 10:00am. Casual/aloha attire. No flowers. Private burial at O'ahu Cemetery.

TAKAO “AKA” SATO

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

TAKAO In loving memory of Takao Sato who passed away November 20, 2017 in Aiea, Hawaii after spending the weekend in Las Vegas celebrating his 88th birthday with his family. Born on Nov. 12, 1929 in Tenney Village in Ewa Hawaii to Torajiro and Take Sato. A kind and caring Dad, survived by three children, Stanley (Ann) Sato; Kenneth Sato and Charlene (Douglas) Brandt; sisters Harriet Yano, Helen Inouye, Alice (Richard) Kotake; 5 grandchildren. He was married for 52 years to his loving wife Mitsue who he joins in heaven. Takao was an iconic career banker and worked tirelessly for 48 years helping countless consumers and businesses in Hawaii. He started as a teller in 1952 and his career spanned banks, Bank of Hawaii, City Bank and Hawaii National bank before retiring from the Bank of Honolulu as Chairman. He was the first Nisei in Hawaii to rise through the ranks from teller to become a bank president at age 43. Far ahead of his time, he made his indelible mark on Hawaii's history and turned the islands into a better place. Takao's banking quote "In this age of consumerism, banks are faced with the challenge of providing the kind of reliability, quality, fullness of information and uses of credit that people expect of financial institutions" Takao graduated from Waipahu High School in 1948 and was an all-star basketball player leading Waipahu High School to three OIA basketball championships. His athletic accomplishments lead to his eventual induction into the OIA Hall Of Fame in 1990. He graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1952 and later attended the Pacific Coast Banking School at University of Washington. He was a self-taught ukulele player, an excellent golfer and avid fisherman. In 1965 while fishing at Ewa Beach, he caught the "big one", an unofficial IGFA world record 20lb bonefish (Oio) on 12lb test line. Unfortunately his efficient family cleaned the fish before it was officially weighed. He really enjoyed his years of fellowship with Arthur's Gang and Selohssa and spoke fondly of all their activities. A consummate storyteller and chef, we will miss his funny stories, his famous Shrimp Tempura, Award winning Hamburger, Dried Tako, Chili pepper water and fabulous Pipikaula. At Takao's request, Private Services were held. Rest in peace Dad ~ In lieu of flowers and memorial contributions, donations can be made with a note "In Memory of Takao Sato" sent to: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; or to a charity of your choice.

Linda Naomi (Kauhane) Thomas

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Linda Naomi (Kauhane) Thomas74, of Volcano, died on October 17, 2017, in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Assistant Director of the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center; a retired manager of Epic 'Ohana Conferencing; and the owner of Hawaiian Ginger Co. Linda is survived by her loving husband George ("Cal") Thomas; daughters, Teri (Michael Carter) Thomas and Leilani (Raymond) Dayton; son, Austin Thomas; sister, Cherilyn Moloney; brother, Francis Kauhane; grand- daughters, Madison Thomas- Lokar and Aria Dayton. Celebration of Life will be on Saturday January 13, 2018 at Bishop Memorial Chapel of the Kamehameha Schools, 1887 Makuakane Street. Visitation 9:00am; Service 10:00 am.

Daniel “Danny” W. Carreiro

Posted On January 7th, 2018 -

Daniel Daniel "Danny" W. Carreiro, 58, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on December 22, 2017. Born in Honolulu, Oahu. Survived by wife, Cynthia "Cindy" Carreiro; Parents, Lowell and Henrieta Carreiro; Son, Daniel "Danny Boy" Carreiro; Daughter, Amber (Keith) Iraha; Brothers, Tom (Joannie), Dave (Missy), and Mike (Suzy) Carreiro; Sister, Linda (Pat) Chong Tim, 3 Grand- children. Family requests that flowers be omitted and casual attire be worn. SERVICES TO BE HELD AT HAWAIIAN MEMORIAL PARK MORTUARY IN KANEOHE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018. VISITATION AT 5:30 PM. SERVICE BEGINS AT 6:30 PM. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

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