Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

SANFORD YORONG

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

SANFORD YORONG Age 63, passed away on August 31, 2014 in Richland, WA. He is survived by spouse Cheryl, stepson Paul (Amber) Burrows, Mother Betty Yorong, Sisters JoAnn (Kaui) Lelepali, Sandra Yorong and Suzanne Wilson, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. No services were held in Hawaii.

Stacy I. Kurashige

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

STACY I. KURASHIGE Of North Las Vegas, passed away peacefully Dec. 13, 2014, at home. Stacy was born Aug. 25, 1961, in Honolulu. He was preceded in death by his mother, Loraine; and sister, Zena. He is survived by his partner, of 14 years, Lee Brinkerhoff. He is also survived by his dad, Kenichi; and brother, Ulric and wife, of Honolulu; and his sister, Opal and her family of Maple Valley, Wash. He will be greatly missed for his bright smile, great outlook in life and the gift of spreading love to those around him. Services in Honolulu will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 21,. at the Jodo Shu mission 1429 Makiki St. Honolulu, HI 96814

KEITH KASPAROVITCH

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

0000711716-02-1 copyKEITH KASPAROVITCH Keith Robert Lopaka Kasparovitch, 64, of Honolulu, died December 19, 2014 at St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. Born and raised in Hawaii, Keith is remembered for his humor, generosity and engaging stories. A graduate of Punahou School where he excelled at football, soccer and baseball, his pitching prowess was legendary where he helped lead his team to a state championship in his senior year and along the way pitching several no hitters. After high school he went on to play baseball at Mesa Junior College and Colorado State. Returning to Hawaii he got his start in the food and beverage industry eventually meeting the love of his life, Jan Edwards. Moving to Bend, Oregon Jan and Keith together opened their first restaurant, Kasey's Texas Style Barbecue, and their catering business. At the restaurant, Hawaii visitors to Bend could always find a pot of rice in the back and on occasion some macaroni salad made local style. He and Jan raised two sons, Kasey and Korey right alongside them in the restaurant. Keith found time to teach and coach baseball for his boys. Moving back home he became one of his mother's caregivers for several years before her passing. Keith is preceded in death by his parents Viola and Leonard Kasparovitch, brothers Leonard Kaulana Jr. and Kevin Kenui. He is survived by his wife, Jan, sons Kasey Kekoa, Korey Kaleonui, brother Cass Kawehiho'oheno, sister Cathy (Larry) Arnold, nieces and nephews. Memorial services and celebration of life will be held at the Punahou School Chapel on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Visitation at 9:00am. Service at 10:00am. Aloha attire.

Stacy I. Kurashige

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

STACY I. KURASHIGE Of North Las Vegas, passed away peacefully Dec. 13, 2014, at home. Stacy was born Aug. 25, 1961, in Honolulu. He was preceded in death by his mother, Loraine; and sister, Zena. He is survived by his partner, of 14 years, Lee Brinkerhoff. He is also survived by his dad, Kenichi; and brother, Ulric and wife, of Honolulu; and his sister, Opal and her family of Maple Valley, Wash. He will be greatly missed for his bright smile, great outlook in life and the gift of spreading love to those around him. Services in Honolulu will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 21,. at the Jodo Shu mission 1429 Makiki St. Honolulu, HI 96814

KEITH KASPAROVITCH

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

0000711716-02-1 copyKEITH KASPAROVITCH Keith Robert Lopaka Kasparovitch, 64, of Honolulu, died December 19, 2014 at St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. Born and raised in Hawaii, Keith is remembered for his humor, generosity and engaging stories. A graduate of Punahou School where he excelled at football, soccer and baseball, his pitching prowess was legendary where he helped lead his team to a state championship in his senior year and along the way pitching several no hitters. After high school he went on to play baseball at Mesa Junior College and Colorado State. Returning to Hawaii he got his start in the food and beverage industry eventually meeting the love of his life, Jan Edwards. Moving to Bend, Oregon Jan and Keith together opened their first restaurant, Kasey's Texas Style Barbecue, and their catering business. At the restaurant, Hawaii visitors to Bend could always find a pot of rice in the back and on occasion some macaroni salad made local style. He and Jan raised two sons, Kasey and Korey right alongside them in the restaurant. Keith found time to teach and coach baseball for his boys. Moving back home he became one of his mother's caregivers for several years before her passing. Keith is preceded in death by his parents Viola and Leonard Kasparovitch, brothers Leonard Kaulana Jr. and Kevin Kenui. He is survived by his wife, Jan, sons Kasey Kekoa, Korey Kaleonui, brother Cass Kawehiho'oheno, sister Cathy (Larry) Arnold, nieces and nephews. Memorial services and celebration of life will be held at the Punahou School Chapel on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Visitation at 9:00am. Service at 10:00am. Aloha attire.

HELEN T. MILARE

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

HELEN T. MILARE Age 91, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 23, 2014 in Waipahu, HI. Born November 7, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Albert R. Milare, Jr., Anthony "Tony" (Sharon) Milare, Robin M. Milare; daughters, Alberta "Cookie" (Carl) Wong, Theresa Margo (Kenneth) Dutro; brother, Raymond Torres; sister, Phina Keliinoi; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 6 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Jan. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service to follow 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

FRANCISCO AGUSTIN

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

FRANCISCO AGUSTIN Age 85, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 21, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born January 5, 1929 in Ewa Beach, HI. He is survived by wife, Mansing Bautista Agustin; daughter, Angelina Agustin Saiki; brothers, Florentino Agustin, Ernesto Agustin; sisters, Rosalina Domencel, Reymunda Bernardo; 3 grand- children; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Jan. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation 8:30 a.m., Thursday (Jan. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

ADALINA “EVELYN” NARITO CALUYA

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

ADALINA EVELYN NARITO CALUYA Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 28, 2014 in Anaheim, California. Born January 29, 1927 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. She is survived by sons, Frederico F. (Meiling) Caluya, Jr., Michael (Debbie) Caluya, Patrick Caluya; daughters, Loretta Caluya Gaboya, Elaine (Kim) Caluya Tuey, Diane (Leo) Caluya Tokunaga, Natalie Caluya; brothers, Stanley Narito, Jose Narito; sister, Ann (Val) Narito Villanueva; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:15 a.m., Thursday (Jan. 22) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91- 1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

WILFRED YOSHIHARU HARANO

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

$nameWILFRED YOSHIHARU HARANO Beloved husband of Joyce passed away peacefully at Queens Hospital on Dec 14 at the age of 77. He was born on Mar 26, 1937 in Honolulu to the late Jack & Yukino Harano. He is also survived by in-laws James & JoAnn, Brian, Eileen, Glenn (dec'd) & Corinne Nakamoto; Lynette & James Nerney; 7 nephews and 3 nieces. He was tour director at Hawaii Travel Bureau, and owner of Honolulu Typewriter Co. Graduated from UH in business and Punahou. In his youth he was active in the Boy Scouts Troop 13 achieving Eagle Silver Palm badges. He served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Korea. Recently he led the Tai Chi class as a certified Tai Chi arthritis instructor at Leeward YMCA and at Kalakaua gym. Visitation at 11 am, funeral at noon, Friday, Jan 30 at Borthwick Mortuary, 1933 Maunakea St. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery with honor guard.

Maximin Kanoho “Mac” Koko, Jr

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

MAXIMIN KANOHO MAC KOKO, JR Maximin Koko of Honolulu passed away at the age of 75 on 12/30/14. He was born on 12/07/39 in Hana, Maui. He was married to Florence Nguyen Thi Canh Koko for 50 years. Uncle Mac was affectionate and gentle and has touched many lives. Max is survived by best friend & wife Florence, daughters Sonnie Koko, Monica Baguso-Koko, Lynda Koko, Kalani Koko-Abrams, Liz Perreira and sons Bradley and Kanoho Koko, and 14 grandchildren. Celebration of Max's life will be held on Thursday 1/22, 6-9pm & Friday 1/23, 10am-1pm at the Downtown Mililani Mortuary, followed by burial at the Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetary in Kaneohe.

WILFRED YOSHIHARU HARANO

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

$nameWILFRED YOSHIHARU HARANO Beloved husband of Joyce passed away peacefully at Queens Hospital on Dec 14 at the age of 77. He was born on Mar 26, 1937 in Honolulu to the late Jack & Yukino Harano. He is also survived by in-laws James & JoAnn, Brian, Eileen, Glenn (dec'd) & Corinne Nakamoto; Lynette & James Nerney; 7 nephews and 3 nieces. He was tour director at Hawaii Travel Bureau, and owner of Honolulu Typewriter Co. Graduated from UH in business and Punahou. In his youth he was active in the Boy Scouts Troop 13 achieving Eagle Silver Palm badges. He served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Korea. Recently he led the Tai Chi class as a certified Tai Chi arthritis instructor at Leeward YMCA and at Kalakaua gym. Visitation at 11 am, funeral at noon, Friday, Jan 30 at Borthwick Mortuary, 1933 Maunakea St. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery with honor guard.

WILLIAM GLYNNE KALELEIKI, JR.

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

WILLIAM GLYNNE KALELEIKI, JR. Age 80, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 24, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born October 19, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. Preceded in death by son, William G. Kaleleiki III and daughter, Lovenna Ann Kaleleiki. He is survived by wife, Felicidad Kaleleiki; sons, Ivan Kaleleiki, Rodney (Clare) Kaleleiki, Nathan (Maggie) Kaleleiki, Glen Kaleleiki; daughters, Pearl (Raymond) Sedeno, Ruby (Marvin) Jenkins, Marlene (Andrew) Sedeno, Virginia Farias; sister, Angie Lum; 30 grandchildren; 39 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Saturday (Jan. 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Casual/Aloha attire.

LEATRICE MITSUE MATSUMOTO

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

LEATRICE MITSUE MATSUMOTO Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away on January 8, 2015, in Queen's Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin and retired as a real estate development bookkeeper. Preceded in death by her husband, David Tadao Matsumoto, she is survived by her sons, Andy K. (Karen D.), Glenn M. (Karen Y.) and Eric S. (Angela V.) Matsumoto; daughter, Ann A. Cannalte; seven grand- children and six great-grand- children. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway; service at 6:00 p.m.

Howard Shigeo Nakamoto

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

HOWARD SHIGEO NAKAMOTO 77, of Honolulu passed away on Jan 4, 2015 at his home in Manoa with family by his side. Howard was born on Nov 19, 1937 to Shigeichi and Yukie Nakamoto. He was a graduate of Iolani School in '55 and attended UH. He had an entrepreneurial spirit while he was owner of Beretania Florist. After he took over the reins of the florist from his father, he expanded the florist to three branches, served as president of FTD Hawaii and the Florist Association of Hawaii, made TV commercials and gave away thousands of free roses at Good Neighbor Day. He was also a member of HEA and Rotary of Honolulu. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling and was a loyal UH fan. He loved to raise fish in his aquariums and pond. He is survived by his wife of 52 years and teenage sweetheart, June, with whom he worked side by side at Beretania Florist for 45 years. His brothers are David (Irene) and Norman (Judy) and his sister is Lillian. His children are daughters, Celeste (Larry) Farinas, and Coreen and his son is Kevin (Alicia). His grandchildren are Reece, Beau, Mia and Emma. He will be remembered for the unconditional love and devotion he had for his family, his humility, kindness and quiet courage. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Jan 25th at 4pm at Makiki Christian Church. Parking is also available at Mckinley. Visitation is at 3pm. Flowers are welcome.

LEATRICE MITSUE MATSUMOTO

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

LEATRICE MITSUE MATSUMOTO Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away on January 8, 2015, in Queen's Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin and retired as a real estate development bookkeeper. Preceded in death by her husband, David Tadao Matsumoto, she is survived by her sons, Andy K. (Karen D.), Glenn M. (Karen Y.) and Eric S. (Angela V.) Matsumoto; daughter, Ann A. Cannalte; seven grand- children and six great-grand- children. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway; service at 6:00 p.m.

LARRY RAMOS RAMIREZ

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

LARRY RAMOS RAMIREZ Age 66, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 14, 2014 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born May 11, 1948 in B.O. 55, Salet, Laoag City, Philippines. President & founder of Ilocos Norte College of Arts & Trades Alumni Association (served as president for 8 years). President of Ilocos Nortenians of America, vice president of San Nicolas Teachers Association of Hawaii, former vice president and Board Member of San Nicolas Goodwill Foundation of Hawaii. Coordinator of Philippine Celebrations Coordinating Committee of Hawaii. Served on Board of Directors at Oahu Filipino Community Counsel of Hawaii. He is survived by spouse, Concepcion Ulep Ramirez; sons, Jessie U. Ramirez, Russell U. (Marieliese) Ramirez, Michael U. (Basilica Campbell) Ramirez; brother, Segundino (Chita) Ramirez; sisters, Maxima Ramirez, Teresa Manahan; sisters-in-law, Paula Ramirez, Martina Ramirez. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Friday (Jan. 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 7:00 p.m. Additional visitation 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Jan. 24) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

BENJAMIN KIMURA

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

BENJAMIN T. KIMURA Dec. 14, 2014 Benjamin Kimura, a good father, a good husband, a good friend and a good man, died at age 87. Ben was born in Honolulu, and was resident of San Jose, CA. Among his many passions were his family, Buddhism, philosophy, physics, trekking in the Himalayas, judo, raising chickens, quail and discus fish, and sharing with friends and neighbors, the bountiful fruits from trees he planted in his back yard. Survived by his wife Gladys, sons Greg, Matt and Steve, and granddaughters Camden and Bryn. Graveside services at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Friday, Jan. 23, @ 11:30 am Sec. R, site 340. Reception to follow.

REV. DR. TAITETSU UNNO

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

$nameREV. DR. TAITETSU UNNO Feb 5, 1929 - Dec 13, 2014 Rev. Dr. Taitetsu Unno, of Eugene, Oregon, passed away peacefully at home with his family. Emeritus Professor of World Religions at Smith College, Visiting Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii, Manoa (1973), and Shin Buddhist minister, he leaves a legacy of scholarship and ministry. A memorial service will be held at the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, 1727 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan 24. In lieu of flowers, koden may be made out to: Pacific Buddhist Academy.

CHARLES WIN GIP YOUNG

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

$nameCHARLES WIN GIP YOUNG Charles Win Gip Young, 91 of Kailua passed away on January 2, 2015 in Honolulu. He was born April 7, 1923 in Waimea, Kauai to parents Quon Chew Young from Kwangtung, China and Kam Lin Au from Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii. He served in the Air Force and both the Navy and Army Reserve. He retired as a Planner and Estimator at Pearl Harbor. He is survived by his wife, Frieda. She was the love of his life. His daughters, Christine (John) Young Constable and Lynn (Mike) Young Soldat, son, Charlie Young. His grand- children; Kahala, Parker and Taylor. His great-grandson, Reef. Brother-in-law, Herbert Feigl. Visitation and Services 4pm-7pm Wednesday, January 21, at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

TADASHI ARAKI

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

TADASHI ARAKI Age 81, of Waianae, HI, passed away December 31, 2014 in Waianae. Born August 20, 1933 in Honolulu, HI. He was an agricultural technician for the University of Hawaii Experimental Station, Poamoho. He is survived by sons, Tad K. (Kelly) Araki, Keoni T. Araki; daughter, Tammy W. (Parry Lawrence) Araki; sisters, Kikue (Shiro) Nimori, Jane Araki; sisters-in-law, Jemima Araki, Harumi Araki; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Thursday (Jan. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

MELVIN YUKIMASA OKAMOTO

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

$nameMELVIN YUKIMASA OKAMOTO Melvin Yukimasa Okamoto, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at home in North Las Vegas, NV. He was born on May 30, 1926 in Hilo, HI. He served in the U.S. Army after graduating from Hilo High School where he was class president for several years. After his discharge from the army, he attended the University of Hawaii where he earned a degree in education. Melvin became a social studies teacher at King Intermediate School in Kaneohe where he was known for playing Casey Kasem's American Top 40 music hits in his class and his "Make A" board game. Melvin was a quiet man with a witty sense of humor and a generous heart to those who knew him. He was a leader, a soldier, and a teacher. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife Doris. Melvin leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his daughter and son in law Faith & Dwight Kaimi of North Las Vegas, NV, his brother Hisashi, and grandchildren Andrew & Jewel of North Las Vegas, NV. Committal services were held at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetary in remembrance of a life well-lived.

PETER PI TUCK SOONG

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

PETER PI TUCK SOONG Age 90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 12, 2014 in Honolulu. Born September 13, 1924 in Honolulu, HI. He retired from Hawaiian Electric Company. He is survived by sons, Lorrin Soong, Erwin Soong; daughter, Verna (Alexander) Watanabe; brothers, Paul (Mickie) Soong, George Soong; sisters, Chi Ming Kwok, Flora (Frederick) Lau; grandchildren, Kristen Watanabe, Kory Watanabe. Private Services were held.

Lizzie Y. Wong

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

LIZZIE Y. WONG 103 of Honolulu passed away at Queen Medical Center 1/11/15. Predeceased by husband, Harlan, daughter Harleen L. Altieri. She is survived by son; Elliott (daughter-in-law Mireille), daughter; Maureen Hiroshige; Granddaughters Sasha Wong- Sakihara (husband Scott), Ayami Hiroshige; Grandsons Andrew Altieri (wife Sharon), Philip Altieri (wife Denise); Kawika Hiroshige. 7 great grand- children; Quinn & Jake Wong Sakihara, Anna & Lilly Altieri Alex & Ellie Altieri, and Hali'a Navarro. Services will be held Sunday, January 18 at First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawai'i: 1054 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96814 at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Adult Day Care Services: 296 North Vineyard Boulevard Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 Phone: (808) 521-6553

NANCY WONG SOONG

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

NANCY WONG SOONG Age 90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 3, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 16, 1924 in Honolulu, HI. She retired from the City & County of Honolulu. She is survived by sons, Lorrin Soong, Erwin Soong; daughter, Verna (Alexander) Watanabe; sisters, Martha Chun, Pearl Soo; grandchildren, Kristen Watanabe, Kory Watanabe. Private Services were held.

BEATRICE ALESNA ABELLANIDA SEVILLA

Posted On January 16th, 2015 -

$nameBEATRICE ALESNA ABELLANIDA SEVILLA Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 14, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 29, 1928 in Waianae, HI. Beatrice was retired from the Federal Government. She is survived by son, Darryl (Janice) Sevilla; sisters, Lucina Verano, Juliana (Jonah) Chung; 8 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Jan. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

SSGT. DAVID KAANOHI PEREZ, SR.

Posted On January 15th, 2015 -

SSGT. DAVID KAANOHI PEREZ, SR. Age 67, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 17, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 27, 1947 in Hilo, HI. Retired from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by wife, Ferila Perez; sons, David P. Perez, Jr., Andrew L. (Fuarosa) Jameson, Sidney T. Jameson, Junior A. (Leiloa) Jameson; daughters, Nadine L. Perez, Leslie Ann M. (Tony) Mailo; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Jan. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service to follow 1:30 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery, Wahiawa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Paul Rikio Yoshimura

Posted On January 15th, 2015 -

PAUL RIKIO YOSHIMURA Nov. 16, 1936 - Jan. 6, 2015 "always a winner" Beloved husband, father, Paul, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. After retiring from the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant, Paul thoroughly enjoyed going to Las Vegas several times a year. As a husband and father, Paul was the best of the best. He was the smartest man I know and my best friend. We will love you forever. Paul is survived by his wife and gambling partner, Violet; sons Danny and Joey; daughter Lisa (Ricky) Hirakawa; brother Carl (Jayne); five grandchildren and three great granddaughters; predeceased by son, Chris Shigeo. There will be no funeral services. Scattering of Paul's ashes will be private. Our family is deeply indebted to Islands Hospice for their unsurpassed compassionate and professional care of Paul. Monetary gifts in Paul's memory may be sent to: Islands Hospice 1301 Young Street, Suite 300 Honolulu, HI, 96814

KALAI WOODY STRODE

Posted On January 15th, 2015 -

$nameKALAI WOODY STRODE (December 16, 1946-November 27, 2014) Kalai Woody Strode (born Woodrow Wilson Kalaeloa Strode), passed away November 27 after a brave three-year battle with cancer. Kalai was born in Los Angeles to a show business family. His father was the legendary actor and NFL athlete Woody Strode. His mother Luana was a famed Hawaiian actress and hula dancer. Kalai was a lifelong writer and scholar, with degrees from UCLA and the University of Hawaii. In Hawaii he was affiliated with the East-West Center. His facility with languages led to his hiring as a guide-interpreter at the US Pavilion, Expo '70, Osaka, Japan. After completing a Directors Guild of America training program in Hollywood, Kalai served as an assistant director on over 40 music videos, feature films, and TV series, among them Roots, Diagnosis Murder with Dick Van Dyke, Fantasy Island, and Lou Grant. As a proud member of the Teamsters Union, local 996, in Hawaii, he also worked as a movie driver. His acting credits include Hawaii 5-0, and he was recently featured in a documentary about his father's NFL career. Before his death he achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a college professor. His bliss was in teaching, and he was acclaimed by his students at the University of North Dakota. After his marriage to Pamela Larson Strode, an actor affiliated with SAG/AFTRA, Kalai spent 13 years in Hawaii. He left for necessary medical treatment but the couple planned to return to their beloved Hawaii once he'd conquered his illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and uncle. Survivors include his devoted wife Pamela, his son Joshua Strode, his sister June Strode and her family, two step-sons, a step-daughter-in-law, and two step-grandchildren. His wife, whom he called his earth angel, has returned him to Hawaii for burial. Services will be held at the Tabernacle of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1560 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814, on January 17, 2015. 10 to 10:45 a.m. viewing; 11-12 noon service in chapel; 12-1 p.m. refreshments in the hall; 2:30 p.m. graveside services, Valley of the Temples.

BETTY LOU LOPES

Posted On January 15th, 2015 -

BETTY LOU LOPES Age 82, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 28, 2014 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born January 31, 1932 in Honolulu, HI. Betty Lou was retired from the State of Hawaii-State Capitol. She was a member of the Punchbowl Holy Ghost Church. She is survived by sons, Larry (Sarah) Lopes, Chris (Alison) Lopes, Ron (Bonnie) Lopes; daughter, Terry Lopes; sisters, Bernice (Joe) Cazinha, Doris (Bobby) Pestana; 14 grand- children; 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Monday (Jan. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Jan. 23) at Resurrection of The Lord Catholic Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu). Mass 10:00 a.m. Committal service to follow 3:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

PETER R. GILPIN

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

PETER R. GILPIN December 22, 2014 Peter Riffle Gilpin, 81, died at his home in Honolulu. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he served in the Naval Reserve, and later earned a Master's degree at the University of Hawaii. A scholar, raconteur, and keen cultural commentator, he worked for many years in the islands as a photographer, both freelance and at the Bishop Museum. He is survived by his sister, Kate Gilpin, and many friends, colleagues, and Suttoneers, both here and overseas. A memorial will be held at Tantalus Lookout (View Point), Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Park on Round Top Drive, on Sunday afternoon, January 18th, at 2 o'clock.

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