Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

ALICE CHING YOUNG

Posted On July 17th, 2015 -

$nameALICE CHING YOUNG Alice Ching Young; age 91 of Honolulu passed away on June 9, 2015. She had many friends and was deeply loved by her surviving sister Mabel Woo, brothers Percy and Ronald Ching, sons Steven and Edward Young, daughters Linda Young and Pamela Westenhaver, daughter in law Joyce Young, grandchildren Ryan and Kelsey Young, Jared Westenhaver and his wife Mindy Westenhaver, great grandchildren Hope and Will Westenhaver. Alice had many wonderful friends spanning from high school through years of friendship with members of the Ala Wai Bridge Club where she volunteered as its coordinator. Her friends were dear to her for she found comfort and companionship among them following the passing of her late husband, Clarence D. Young. With her cheerful smile and humorous wit, Alice was often the heart of a bridge gathering and always the core of family events. She is greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services at Diamond Head Mortuary on Tuesday, August 4th beginning with visitation from 11 to 12, service from 12 to 1 followed by lunch. Burial at 3 in the Yee King Tong Cemetery located in Pauoa Valley. Casual attire, flowers welcomed.

MAYER, FREDERICK R.

Posted On July 17th, 2015 -

$nameMAYER, FREDERICK R. Frederick R. on July 14, 2015 in Abington, PA formerly of Hawaii. Devoted husband of 46 years to Martha Ann (nee Andersson). Loving uncle of Nancyanne Brown, Missy McGinn and Kimberly Zamora (Nelson). He is survived by his brother George Washington Mayer and was the brother of the late Ruth J. McGinn (John). Fred was the former Dean of the Faculty at the University of Hawaii West O'ahu. Services and interment were held privately. Memorial donations maybe sent to the University of Hawaii Foundation PO Box 11270 Honolulu, HI 96828-0270 would be appreciated. www.williamg malloyfuneralhome.com

KAY IWAMOTO COSTA

Posted On July 17th, 2015 -

KAY IWAMOTO COSTA Age 87, of Kaneohe, HI, passed away May 23, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 23, 1927 in Kapoho, HI. She is survived by sons, Ronald E. Costa, Ernie P. Costa; sister, Sueko Kodama; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-granddaughter. Visitation 10:00, Tuesday (July 21) at St. Ann Church (46-129 Haiku, Rd., Kaneohe). Memorial Mass 11:30 a.m. Casual attire.

JOCELYN QUINTO ABANILLA

Posted On July 17th, 2015 -

JOCELYN QUINTO ABANILLA Age 36, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 8, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born January 29, 1979 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by companion, Danny Sebastian; mother, Vena Quinto; sisters, Nenita Acierto, Patricia Tabada, Leilani Gerardo. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (July 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Thursday (July 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Mary E. Pacol

Posted On July 16th, 2015 -

MARY E. PACOL Age 94, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 8, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born October 21, 1920 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Mary was a retired accounting clerk at the Navy Exchange. She was a member/ Treasurer of the Navy Exchange Bowling League at Leeward Bowl. She is survived by daughters, Gloria Jean Soares, Joan Carol (Patrick) Chaves, Loretta Dulay; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grand- children; 6 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (July 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rosalino “Salle” “Toots” Sagon Respicio

Posted On July 15th, 2015 -

ROSALINO SALLE TOOTS SAGON RESPICIO Age 83, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 4, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born April 29, 1932 in Ewa, HI. Retired from the United States Army and the Oahu Sugar Plantation Company. He is survived by spouse, Lourdes Respicio; son, Rosalino S. Respicio; daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Allan) Respicio-Ponce Lori Ann Respicio; brothers, Artemio (Remy) Respicio, Cornelio Respicio, James Respicio, Bruno (Leona) Respicio; sisters, Visitacion Smith, Catherine Cabudol; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (July 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (July 20) at Immaculate Conception Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa). Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

FRANK KELIIKAHANANUI LODL

Posted On July 15th, 2015 -

$nameIn Memoriam FRANK KELIIKAHANANUI LODL September 8, 1944 - June 29, 2013 My Beloved Husband Frankie. It has now been 2 years since you were called to HEAVEN. It has been the HARDEST 2 years for me. I can't stop missing you. My HEART aches and my Eyes cry for you each and every day. I love youMy Man. And it helps me to know that THROUGH THE YEARS I was loved by you. Loving you, Your Wife, Marjorie I wanted you for life You and Me in the wind I never thought there'd come a time that our story would end It's hard to understand, but I guess I'll have to try It's not easy to say GOODBYE For all the joy we shared All that time we had to spend And if I had one wish, I'd want FOREVER back again To look into your eyes and to hold you when I cry Its not easy to say GOODBYE I remember all those GREAT TIMES we had so many MEMORIES, some good, some bad Yes! And through it all, those MEMORIES will last FOREVER There's PEACE in where you are Maybe all I need to know And if i listen to my heart I'll hear your laughter once more And so I have to say I'm just glad you came my way It's not easy.to say.GOODBYE GOODBYE

NATSUKO HAMAO

Posted On July 15th, 2015 -

NATSUKO HAMAO 90 of Manoa. Retired Personnel Officer for Central Pacific Bank. Passed peacefully on June 7, 2015 surrounded by family. She is survived by her son Roland Hamao; daughter, Linda Tom; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her husband Tadashi preceded her in death. Services will be held July 18, 2015 Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary 1PM service, visitation will begin at 12 noon. Casual attire.

HARRY TIN YEE HEE

Posted On July 15th, 2015 -

HARRY TIN YEE HEE Age 89, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 4, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 11, 1926 in Honolulu, HI. Graduated St. Louis High School & Washington State University in Electrical Engineering. WWII veteran, Hawaii All-Stars basketball, Worked Pearl Harbor Shipyard, Vietnam & Japan. Substitue teacher DOE. He is survived by wife, Edith W. Hee; son, Karl Ryan Hee; daughters, Jocelin Hee-Liu, Colette Hee; brothers, David Hee, Henry Hee; grandchildren, Harrison Hee, Melanie Hee; 3 nephews; 4 nieces. Private Services.

PATRICIA “PATTY” GESSER

Posted On July 15th, 2015 -

$namePATRICIA PATTY GESSER Patricia "Patty" Gesser spouse of John Gesser of 715 Koko Isle Circle, Hawaii Kai, passed Tuesday morning the 7th at Straub Hospital from respiratory failure due to COPD and acute renal failure. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Friday at St. Patrick Church, in Kaimuki following one hour for visitation at 10 AM. Ashes will be scattered at sea off the Outrigger Canoe Club so Patty can be united with her son Tim. A small reception for friends will be held at the Outrigger immediately following the services. Patty was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and moved to Hawaii in 1965 with her family; retired as a DOE, Speech Therapist in 1988, and is survived by her husband John, son James and daughter Trish, granddaughter Jamie, grandson Jason and five great grandchildren.

LEONARD EDGARDO ROSELL BULDA

Posted On July 15th, 2015 -

LEONARD EDGARDO ROSELL BULDA Age 64, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 28, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 7, 1951 in Rosario, Cavite, Philippines. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38 as a machinist. He is survived by wife, Cristina B. Bulda; son, Edmar Bulda; daughters, Marisel (Jonathan) Young, Marybelle (Johnny) Phanthavong, Abigail (Joey) Soon; parents, Leonardo & Gorgonia Bulda; brothers, Lelly (Mae) Bulda, Luis (Amanda) Bulda, Fernando (Dina) Bulda; sister, Minda Bulda; 7 grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Monday (July 20) at Holy Family Church (830 Main St., Honolulu). Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers Welcome.

GEORGE KAHAOKAMOKU WRIGHT

Posted On July 14th, 2015 -

$nameGEORGE KAHAOKAMOKU WRIGHT George Kahaokamoku Wright, 77, of Las Vegas, NV, Retired Clark County School District Employee, and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard General Foreman, and a Navy Veteran, passed away March 10, 2015. He was born on June 12, 1937, in Honolulu. He is survived by spouse, Patricia; sons, Nathan, Keoki, and Keola; daughters, Kimberlyn Fortuno, and Lani Lousignont; brother, Jack Wright; sisters, Lucille Wong, Jacqueline Wright, Alice Porlas-Loo; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Scattering of ashes 10:00 a.m., Saturday (July 18) at He'eia Kea Boat Harbor. Celebration of Life - Kailua Beach Park 12:00 pm.

NORMAN ROBERT FREITAS

Posted On July 14th, 2015 -

NORMAN ROBERT FREITAS Age 75, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 9, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born September 7, 1939 in Honolulu, HI. Former business agent for Carpenters' Union. He is survived by son, Norman (Verna) R. Freitas, Jr.; daughter, Stacy Freitas; sisters, Dorothy Adams, Evelyn Passion, Charlotte Cabral, Rosina Galdeira, Sharron Fanene; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Saturday (July 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Committal service 2:00 p.m., Monday (July 20) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Teruo “Moe” Tagami

Posted On July 14th, 2015 -

TERUO MOE TAGAMI Age 94, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 7, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born May 20, 1921 in Waianae, HI. Retired welder from City & County of Honolulu. He is survived by son, Norman (Myra) Tagami; daughters, Alicia (Peter) Miyahira, Ann (Eric Chang) Tagami-Chang; brother, Henry (Sally) Tagami; sisters, Matsuye Nakamura, Barbara Yamaguchi, Alice (Robert) Kaneko; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Saturday (July 18) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Committal service 11:30 a.m., Monday (July 20) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

NOBORU YOZA

Posted On July 13th, 2015 -

NOBORU YOZA Age 79, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 15, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born October 6, 1935 in Ninole, HI. He was a United States Army veteran and a retired Planner/Estimator for the Federal Government at Wheeler Army Airfield. He is survived by wife, Diane S. Yoza; daughter, Valerie S. Yoza; son, Kevin S. Yoza; brothers, Tetsuo Yoza of Okinawa, Kenneth Yoza of Chicago. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Friday (July 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Macaria Pascua Agustin

Posted On July 13th, 2015 -

MACARIA PASCUA AGUSTIN Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away June 10, 2015 in Honolulu. Born March 4, 1924 in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Hilton Hawaiian Village; member of Piddigenous Association. She is survived by son, Adriano (Corazon) Agustin; daughters, Juliana Corazon (Romeo) Agbunag, Velma Erenia Agustin; sister, Fulgencia Pascua Domingo; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 8 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday 7/18 at St. John The Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

DANIEL H. TANIGAWA

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

DANIEL H. TANIGAWA Daniel H. Tanigawa, 69, retired photographer and owner of Advanced Photo Design, passed peacefully on Saturday, July 04, 2015. Born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Mary Pat Tanigawa, daughter, Taisha (Steven Brunner), brothers, Patrick A. Tanigawa (Susan) and Rodney Yamashita (Susanne), sister, Carole (Ty Takehara), sister in-law, Bella Yamashita. Visitation 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday July 18, 2015 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 5:30 p.m. No Flowers Casual attire.

George E. Kalilikane Sr.

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

GEORGE E. KALILIKANE SR. Passed away April 21, 2015 in San Diego, California. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 4, 1933. He was a retired Fire Captain from the Honolulu Fire department. George is survived by his daughter, Suelun (Tom) Chronister, George (Cony) Kalilikane, Karl, Terri (Robert) Barrera; Brothers Abraham (Aku) Kalilikane, William (Yama) Kalilikane; sisters, Elizabeth Thompson, Christina Dowty; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Celebration of life services will be held on July 17, 2015 at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave, Waianae HI 96792. Visitation from 6:00pm; services at 7:30pm.

JADEN ALAKA`I DeZAFRA HO`OPAI

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

$nameJADEN ALAKA`I DeZAFRA HO`OPAI Jaden, a beloved son, brother, grandson, father, uncle, cousin and friend, passed away unexpectedly on May 30, 2015, at the age of 36. He was a resident of Waialua, HI, who worked as a Night Crew Supervisor at Longs Drugs Wahiawa. A kind hearted, gentle and humble soul who embraced life for what it was, he loved unconditionally and saw the good in everyone around him. Jaden was born in Wahiawa, O`ahu on February 21, 1979. He lived part of his life both on Hawai`i Island and O`ahu, attended Hilo Union Elementary, returned to Waialua and attended St. Michael's Catholic School for 7th and 8th grade. He graduated from Waialua High & Intermediate School in 1997 and attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo. An avid movie buff, wonderful photographer, and exceptional video gamer, he will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. Jaden is survived by his mother, Cheryl Ann Noelani Ho`opai (Randall) of Hilo; father, George B. DeZafra of Pearl City; brother, Holo of Hilo; sisters, Haku and Haunu`u of Hilo; maternal grandparents, Joseph Nahinu and Carolyn Silva Ho`opai, Sr. of Waialua; Popo, Martha Chun of Honolulu; son, Cody; hanai nieces, Aliyana and Olivia, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary, Waipi`o-Mauka Chapel on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10:15 am, with visitation beginning at 9 am. Aloha attire.

ARLETTE LEIOLA MASAE GONSALVES MOOKINI

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-07-13 08.42.38ARLETTE LEIOLA MASAE GONSALVES MOOKINI 49, of God's Country Waimanalo joined Ke Akua on July 4, 2015. Spouse Joseph Mookini. Survived by parents Maile and Bobby Gonsalves. Brothers: Bobby-Ronson (Chris) and Miles (Angie). Children: Brenton (Chelsey), Brittany (Kaluna), Brandee (Kyle), Bridget (Daniel), Bronson (Danielle), and Kawaiola. Grandchildren: Kela, Mahie, Kai'ea, and Liloa. Services will be held at Kaiona Beach Park on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 10:00 am with scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Flowers welcomed.

Hannah Mokihana Kawaihau

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

$nameHANNAH MOKIHANA KAWAIHAU Hannah Mokihana Kawaihau passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015. She was born on April 15, 1923 in Kona, Hawaii, but she grew up in Honolulu, Oahu. She joined the army to serve as a nurse and was one of the first six women who were accepted into the armed forces in Hawaii. She was present when Pearl Harbor was bombed and recounted the historic experience to her posterity with solemnity. After being transferred to the mainland in California, Hannah married John Prior Gaddis on November 30, 1944. They were blessed with three children: Alice Fay (Norberg), Susan Carole (Ormsby) and John William Gaddis. Unfortunately, Hannah's husband was killed in a car accident two months after their third baby's birth. Some years later, Hannah remarried to Eugene Snyder and was again blessed with two sons: Layne Dean Snyder and Jack Lewis Snyder. Hannah worked to finish her education as a nurse and graduated with her LPN degree. She worked in several hospitals in Hawaii and California. She made her patients feel special, often using her one day off to go back to the hospital and spend time with those who had no visitors during the week. Hannah was known for her generous aloha spirit, her great work ethic, her sense of humor, love of Hawaii and Hawaiian culture, music and dance.She taught herself to play the ukulele and guitar as a teenager; and could often be found singing and playing her Hawaiian music. She was an excellent cook and was famous for her Mokihana cookies. As a mother she made many sacrifices for her children and continued to serve and bless their lives for many years. She had a great love of reading and passed that love along to her children, encouraging them to get an education. She had a strong determined spirit which enabled her to endure and overcome the many challenges in her life. Hannah is preceded in death by her husband John Gaddis, her second husband, Eugene Guy Snyder, and her three older sisters, Betsy, Martha, and Rose. She leaves behind a legacy of five children, Alice (Bill) Norberg, Susan (Victory) Ormsby, John (Vernie) Gaddis, Layne (Angela) Snyder, and Jack Snyder; thirteen grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren. We will miss our mother, grandmother, and "tutu." Memorial Services 9:00 am, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the LDS Ward Chapel at 50 South 800 East, Orem, UT. Graveside services with military honors 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 So. Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, UT.

KATHRYN ANN (REASOR) ANGLIN

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

KATHRYN ANN (REASOR) ANGLIN Kathryn Ann (Reasor) Anglin, know to her friends as Katie, died May 20, 2015 in Honolulu. She was a retired counselor from Ala Wai Elementary School. She was born in South Bend, Indiana, on June 28, 1931. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Saint Mary's College and her Master's Degree in Elementary Counseling from Notre Dame University, both in Notre Dame, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wayne Anglin, and her mother, Harriet E. (Borden) Reasor. She is survived by her sister, Peggy Beth Frierdich, of Kaneohe, her step-daughter, Suzanne E. (Anglin) Rupchock, her step son-in-law, Joseph A. Rupchock, granddaughter, Kathryn I. Rupchock, and great-grandson, Joseph M. Rupchock, all of Mishawaka, Indiana, as well as her grandson, Michael J. Rupchock, of Kailua, Oahu. Private services and the scattering of ashes are pending.

MINORU “MIKE” KAMISATO

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

MINORU MIKE KAMISATO Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 30, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born August 16, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. He was a Korean War Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart. He is survived by wife, Jeannette H. Kamisato; son, Kerry (Peggi) Kamisato; daughter, Allyson (Russell) Endo; brother, Harry (Pauline) Kamisato; sister, Jane Nakama; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Private services.

Harry Mamizuka

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

HARRY MAMIZUKA Age 73, of Liberty Washington was born & raised in Honolulu. He was a Punahou '61 graduate. Visitation 2:00 p.m., Saturday, 7/25, at Punahou High School, Thurston Chapel. Aloha Attire. Condolences flintofts.com

NELLIE KALAOA KAMAILE

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

NELLIE KALAOA KAMAILE Age 78, of Waianae, HI, passed away June 4, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born November 25, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Arnold Leleku Kamaile, Robert Kamaile, daughters, Donna Kamaile, Sandra (Val Combis, Jr.) Kamaile, Leyen (Michael) Gradle; sister, Harriet Mahoe; 14 grand- children; 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (July 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Dolly Jean Creighton

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

DOLLY JEAN CREIGHTON Age 69, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 12, 2015 in Honolulu. Born March 28, 1946 in Honolulu. Retired from Safety Loan Company. Father, Albert H. Kam, passed away June 17, 2015 in California. She is survived by son, Donnie Creighton of CA, sisters, Joyel (Walter) Holt, Bianca Kam Macaluso of CA, Carolina Kam of CA, Ilima (Dan) Martinez of CA, Victoria Lani Brown of WA; nephews, Kiha (Heidi) Pimental, Christopher (Loulou) Pimental of CA, Nicholas Pimental, Shawn (TeHani) Pimental; niece, Jill Noelani (Kent) Beck. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 7/17 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Celebration of Life 10:15 a.m. Casual attire. No flower arrangements. Lei welcome.

VICTORIANA SOLIDUM

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

$nameVICTORIANA SOLIDUM Victoriana (Vickie) Solidum of Honolulu, 81, an insurance executive and former board director with American Security Bank, Liberty Bank and First Interstate Bank of Hawaii died on July 1, 2015 after a long struggle with cancer. She was born in Kauai and is survived by her husband James, sons Arlin (Daren), Nathan (Colleen), Tobi (Tonia) and daughter Kamomi, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Jerry Mayo and Donnie Mayo sisters Carol Santos and Patricia Pait. Mrs. Solidum was recognized as a top achiever accepting multiple local and national honors and distinctions for her sales and marketing abilities. She was also a trailblazer opening the doors for other women to serve on major bank boards in the State of Hawaii. Her mission extended into public service having served on the Board of Trustees for St. Louis School, the Augustine Educational Foundation, Aloha United Way and as vice- chairman of the Bicentennial Filipiniana. She served as a member of key committees with the Diocesan Development, Cursillo and Youth Movements for the Catholic Diocese of Hawaii and shared her gifts in various capacities at St. Stephen's Church. Above all and considered to be her greatest achievements she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, chef extraordinaire, ikebana artist, mentor and motivator who will surely be missed. Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 18, 2015 at St. Stephen's Church located at 2747 Pali Highway in Nuuanu with visitation starting at 8:30am and requiem mass at 10:30am. Valet service will be provided in church parking lot.

Bernice Tsuyako Shimabukuro

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

BERNICE TSUYAKO SHIMABUKURO March 10, 1946 - June 22, 2015 Berni passed away as a result of organ failure in Stanford, California surrounded by her family. Born in Honolulu and raised in Waianae, she was preceded in death by her father Tokusei 'Roy' Shimabukuro and her mother Sachiko Ige. Berni graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She worked for forty years in the computer systems business. Initially a tech-writer, she later managed writers, word-processing groups, software engineers, facilities, and her own word-processing company. She finished her career at Sun Microsystems. Berni enjoyed volunteer work at the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (now Learning Ally) for several years. As a hobby she made quilts for friends and family. She also made and donated more than one hundred baby quilts to the Children's Hospital at Stanford. She is survived by her husband Bill Jones, her son Rhys Jones and his wife Aly; her stepdaughter Jennifer Jones; her stepson Chuck Jones; her sister Joan and her husband Karl Yanagihara; her brothers, Dennis and Oscar Shimabukuro, and their respective wives, Nancy and Kathy. We will miss her captivating smile, sharp wit, and generous spirit. A private celebration of her life will be held on July 18th in Palo Alto, Ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the following chapter of Learning Ally. Learning Ally (Attn: Matt Ward) 431 Burgess Drive, Suite 120 Menlo Park, CA 94025

ESTRELLA PAZ YADAO THRONAS

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

$nameESTRELLA PAZ YADAO THRONAS Estrella Paz Yadao Thronas passed away peacefully in her sleep at Garden Isle Healthcare on July 3, 2015 at the age of 88. She was born on October 10, 1926 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Emilio C. Yadao, and her mother, Anita Guerrero Yadao, sister, Priscilla Shishido and brother, Elias P. Yadao. She is survived by son, Stanley (Ginger), daughters Ku'ulei and Nalani (Andrew) Finn, grandchildren Kahea and Kapono Thronas, Anna Thronas Loganbill, Zoe and Eli Finn, and a great grandson, Felix Kanoa, a brother, Lawrence Yadao and two sisters, Amapola Barte' and Marielani Coloretti, numerous Thronas and Yadao nieces and nephews. Estie graduated from Kauai High School in 1944, worked as a disc jockey at KTOH, married Olaf E. Thronas in 1948. She lived a full life dedicating herself to raising her children and grandchildren, her church work, love of travel, reading, and was an avid MLB and UH baseball and volleyball fan. She received a lay minister certificate from the Bible Institute of Hawaii, led prayer groups, bible studies and Sunday school classes as well as accepted invitations to speak at numerous church services and gatherings. A favorite motto of hers: "If you have a chance to do good, do it." Services to be held Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church. Family 8:30, visitation 9:00, service 10:00. Honolulu services on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Wahiawa Christian Church family 8:30, visitation 9:00, service 10:00. Private burial. Family respectfully requests no floral arrangements; leis gratefully accepted. Donations may be made in remembrance of her good works to the church of your choice or the Bible Institute of Hawaii. Family assisted by Garden Island Mortuary.

Margaret Hatsue Shimizu

Posted On July 12th, 2015 -

$nameMARGARET HATSUE SHIMIZU Margaret Hatsue Shimizu passed peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at age 91. Born in Honolulu her parents emigrated from Hiroshima to Hawaii in 1920. Graduated from McKinley High School in 1940, she married and is survived by her son Steven (Aileen Uchida) Shimizu and daughters Deborah (Gary) Frasco and Joan (Calvin) Lai. Grandchildren Ryan (Dawny) Frasco, Kelly (Kainoa) Asato, Cristopher (Soo) Lai and Jonathan Lai. She also is survived by great-grandchildren Noah Frasco, Kai and Kouta Asato, Sophia Lai and Aki, Kemo, Honey, Kage and Tomo Shimizu. A very special Mahalo to Arlene Agpalza her caretaker for over 2 years. In the 50s and 60s she was known for raising pigs on their dairy farm. During this time she found a love of vegetable gardening. In the late 60s to early 90s she grew pikake. For years her Hawaii Kai home was surrounded by pikake that she would pick in early morning and string for customers by noon. She sewed beautiful pikake lei that she strung by size like pearls. By the mid 90s her eyesight began to fail and she asked her son to remove most of the pikake bushes so she could grow more fruit and veggies. She often made tsukemono with her home grown vegetables and shared this with family and friends. She enjoyed babysitting her grand- children when they were young and doing crafts with grand- daughter Kelly. She also enjoyed dog sitting Max and Tiffany who adored her and who preceded her in death. She was an excellent cook who loved to host New Year's Day for her family and friends. Margret traveled to Japan often with family to visit her mother who lived to 103. The family requests no koden. Private family service were held.

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