Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

CONSTANTINOS S. PAPACOSTAS

Posted On May 17th, 2015 -

$nameCONSTANTINOS S. PAPACOSTAS Constantinos S. Papacostas, who was called Costas by his friends and family, was 68 years old when he passed away on May 9, 2015 at St. Francis Hospice in Honolulu, Hawaii, after his battle with cancer. Costas was the Civil and Environmental Engineering Chair at the University of Hawaii at Monoa. Costas was visited and comforted by his family and friends who were with him at the time of his passing. He was born on September 26, 1946 in Cyprus. He was the first child of Mr. Symeon and Mrs. Loulla Papacostas, both deceased. There are so many wonderful aspects to Costas's life and the ones that stand out are his endless desire to provide unconditional help to his students and friends, his generosity, always smiling, and the true commitment to his work. As a young man he was very approachable and well liked by his peers and friends, and he was a model for his younger siblings. Costas graduated with honors from high school in Nicosia Cyprus and came to the US afterwards to further his education. He attended Youngstown State University, in Youngstown Ohio, and became very active and contributed significantly in a number of student faculty committees and many engineering societies, always aiming at bettering himself and his education He graduated Summa Cum Laude from YSU and continued to Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh PA, to pursue his Doctorate Degree in Civil Engineering. He elected to complete the last part of his doctorate thesis research at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and after its successful completion he was offered a position at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu where he spent the remainder of his life. Costas loved Hawaii. He learned the local culture and language and very often he recited accurate information on local history and customs. This is quite evident from his latest volunteering effort, during his short retirement time, to organize a committee for the renovation of the Natatorium National Monument. He was an extremely accomplished professional and for his work he received high recognition, numerous awards and honors. He was an expert in Transportation and served as an officer in a number of professional committees. He was Director of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Principle and Director of Real Time Traffic Surveillance Laboratory, Technical Director Land Use and Travel Demand Model development, Editor and Contributor of Hawaiian Connections Hawaii LTAP, to name a few. He also served as Advisor to many other professional organizations. His work was recognized throughout his career and some major awards that he received are: ASCE Youngstown Branch Outstanding Civil engineering Graduate, Graduate Fellowship from Carnegie Mellon University, Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Outstanding Faculty Awards Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Hawaii, Recognition of Professional Merit from the National Association of County Engineers, Recognition for Significant Contribution to Engineering from the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies and many others. Costas is survived by his brothers George (Irene) and Dr. Savvas (Maria) Papacostas, and by his nephews Simeon, Dimitri and Symeon, and nieces Georgianne and Adriana. There is emptiness and pain but in many ways, his smile and the gift of his generosity will keep Costas with us. Visitation will be on Tuesday May 19, 2015, 10:30 a.m. with memorial services to follow at 12:00 noon at Ss Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific, 930 Lunalino St. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Diamond Head Memorial Park, 529 18th Ave. Honolulu.S

John Anthony Killingback

Posted On May 17th, 2015 -

$nameJOHN ANTHONY KILLINGBACK John Anthony Killingback passed at the age of 85 in Portland, Oregon. He was born 9/19/29 in Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom and resided at Edgewood Downs in Beaverton, Oregon for over 10 years. He attended St. Andrews University in Scotland and was also in the Royal Air Force. John was in the movies and starred as an extra in the party scene of "Breakfast at Tiffany's". His stage name was "Antony Kent". John continued his professional career as a Banker at HSBC, Coast Federal Savings and Bank of Hawaii. Later he worker at Aston Hotels & Resorts (1985-1993) then he work with Kaiser Permanente (1994-2006) until he retired. John passed away 3/6/2015 and is survived by Daughter and Son in Law - Tryna and Wyatt and grandchildren Jorja and Brody. Remembrances may be made to St. Labre Indian School in Montana at www.stlabre.org

AMY LAM YOUNG

Posted On May 17th, 2015 -

$nameAMY LAM YOUNG May 10, 2015 Amy Lam Young, 95, of Honolulu, a retired court reporter for the state District Court, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Chester L. and Arthur L., sister Katherine Wong, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Hood Young & daughter Audrey Kwock. Visitation: 2 p.m. Tuesday May 19th at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Graveside services: 4 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

FUMIE ASATO

Posted On May 17th, 2015 -

FUMIE ASATO 94, a long time resident of Hawaii Kai, died peacefully at home on May 4, 2015. Born on March 3, 1921 in Waipahu, she was a retired drapery seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Tokuichi, daughter, Jean K. Kawakami, and son in law, Stanley S. Sadamitsu. She is survived by son, Charles T., daughters, Elsie A. Otani (Jon), Ethel T. Sadamitsu, Susan T. Higashide, Judy O. Nakano (Edward), son in law, Robert J. Kawakami, brother, Larry S. Oshiro (Evelyn), 17 grand- children, 27 great grand- children, 4 great great grand- children. Grandma aka: Oba, always loved being around her family and friends and enjoyed listening to Okinawan and Japanese music. A service will be held at 6:00 pm, visitation at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Hideyo “Hide” Sakai

Posted On May 17th, 2015 -

HIDEYO HIDE SAKAI Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away March 29, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 16, 1928 in Honolulu, HI. Hideyo was a retired veteran of the United States Army and Hawaiian Telephone Company. He is survived by sons, Allan Sakai, Patrick (Diana) Sakai; brothers, Wilfred (Jane) Sakai, David (Helen) Sakai, Daniel (Judy) Sakai; sister, Vicky Sakai; 6 grandchildren. Private Services were held.

HARRY SEIKEI ISHIKAWA

Posted On May 17th, 2015 -

HARRY SEIKEI ISHIKAWA Age 75, of Honolulu, passed away on April 24, 2015. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired electrician for A-1 A-lectric Co. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; son, Kerry Jon (Jennifer) Ishikawa; daughter, Shannon (Wade) Sumida; grandchildren: Kyren, Kaisa, Kazlee, Kozlyn and Kyver Ishikawa and Bradley Sumida; brother, Stanley (Lillian) Ishikawa; sisters, Elaine Hirashiki, Carol (Thomas) Matsumoto and June Miyasato. Private services held.

DR. IRWIN SCHATZ

Posted On May 17th, 2015 -

$nameDR. IRWIN SCHATZ The family of Dr. Irv Schatz invites you to celebrate his life on Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Visit with family starts at 12 p.m. Memorial service from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contributions in honor of Dr. Schatz may be made to Islands Hospice or Waikiki Health Center.

ROY NAOTO TANONAKA

Posted On May 17th, 2015 -

ROY NAOTO TANONAKA Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 8, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born February 9, 1933 in Honolulu, HI. He retired as a painter after 40+ years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by wife, Barbara M. Tanonaka; brother, Bert (Helen) Tanonaka. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Thursday (May 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

TADASHI SHIIRA

Posted On May 16th, 2015 -

TADASHI SHIIRA 83 of Honolulu. Retired Carpenter for Thomas T. Tanaka and Dawn Pacific LLC. An Army Veteran. Passed on April 22, 2015 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu to Soye and Utsu Shiira. His wife Eleanor preceded him in death. He is survived by his sons, Ronald (Cynthia), Mark (Lisa); four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Roy Shiira; sister, Agnes Oshiro. Services will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2015 beginning at 6PM at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; visitation at 5PM. Casual attire, no flowers.

John Cotton Wright

Posted On May 16th, 2015 -

JOHN COTTON WRIGHT On April 16, 2015 we celebrated the life of John Cotton Wright of Sharon, Mass. At 18 years old, he sailed around the world with Captain Irving and Exy Johnson on the brigantine Yankee. He was Assistant to Walter F. Dillingham and they brought the Falls of Clyde to Bishop Museum, Hawaii Maritime Center where she became a U.S. National Historic Landmark. He graduated from UH Manoa with an MLIS. He retired from Ke Ali'I Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum as Curator, Archivist and Historian. He established the Archives and restored the portraits of the Hawaiian Monarchy, art collections/ artifacts/exhibits. His book cover photo was on the Artificial Curiosities, an Exposition of the Three Pacific Voyages of Captain James Cook. He was a founder of PARBICA, Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives. He consulted as advisor to Pacific nations on archives legislation and trained indigenous peoples from American Samoa, Western Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Niue, Tokelau, Kiribati, Palau, Asmat, West Papua, and Hawaii. As American Samoa Archivist he worked with Mary J. Pritchard her book Siapo. Bark Cloth Art of Samoa, American Samoa: Council on Culture, Arts and Humanities. Survived by his wife of 38 years, Dr. VerlieAnn Malina-Wright, brother, Richard Wright (Martha R. Richardson), niece Melissa A. Wright and nephew, Scott T. Wright (Sue Wimler). Services were private. Please send condolences to 45-285 Kaneohe Bay Drive, #102, Kaneohe, HI 96744.

MARINA N. NACAPUY

Posted On May 16th, 2015 -

MARINA N. NACAPUY Age 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 9, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 23, 1941 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Marina was a retired seamstress from Sears Roebuck. She was a member of the North Shores Seniors Club. She is survived by step-sons, Roy (Julie) Nacapuy, Ronald Nacapuy, Randy Nacapuy, Joseph Limon; step-daughter, Gail Nacapuy; parents, Estanislao & Petra Nacapuy; sisters, Encarnation Nacapuy, Virgina (William) Lagua; numerous grand- children, nieces, & nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (May 20) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

PAT JAEHNE

Posted On May 15th, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-05-14 17.30.01PAT JAEHNE April 16, 2015 Patrick Richard Jaehne, 66, of Kaaawa, a former TV cable installer and former courier for a large local law firm, died in Kailua. He was born in Salinas, CA. He proudly served four years with the US Marine Corps, which included service in Vietnam with the HMH-363 Red Lions. He is survived by his sister Raenell Bergantz, brother Dean Jaehne and sister-in-law Alice Jaehne; and by his hanai family Shirley Andrews, Leina'ala and Sam Leong, Jason and Na'inoa Webb, Alaka'i and Mahealani Leong. Private service at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

GREGORIA LAGMAY AGUSTIN

Posted On May 15th, 2015 -

GREGORIA LAGMAY AGUSTIN Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 20, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born May 9, 1928 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Elpidio (Myrna) Agustin, Ronnie (Virgie) Agustin, Reynaldo (Agnes) Agustin, Sr., Ronald (Joyce) Agustin; daughters, Marina (Ely) Castillo, Teresita Wood, Luzviminda (Milo) Zoleta; brother, Florentino (Remedios) Lagmay; sisters, Concepcion Gerangco, Clarita Ferrer, Angelina (Andres) Macadaeg; 17 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (May 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Thursday (May 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

CARLOS MONTERO FUNTANILLA

Posted On May 14th, 2015 -

CARLOS MONTERO FUNTANILLA Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away April 12, 2015 in Honolulu. Born November 4, 1921 in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired as a construction worker; Member of Laborers International Union of North America Local #368. He is survived by longtime companion, Corazon Corpuz; brother, Clemencio M. Funtanilla. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 5/19 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

JUDI LEILANI SPENCER

Posted On May 14th, 2015 -

$nameJUDI LEILANI SPENCER May 14, 2014 It's been a year since you left us but the memories and "special aloha" that you shared will be with us forever. A hui hou - we love and miss you everyday!

SOPHIE KANAE

Posted On May 14th, 2015 -

SOPHIE KANAE Age 83, of Mililani, HI, passed away April 13, 2015 in Mililani, HI. Born November 8, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. Member of the United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii. Supervisor at Tripler Army Medical Center working with Norman C. Tombs Services (NCT Services), a private contractor. She is survived by spouse, Herman K. K. Kanae; sons, Glenn K. K. (Maria) Kanae, Konrad K. K. Kanae; daughters, Sharon A. Pelletier, Wendy M. Kanae; brother, Robert "Boy" (Angie) Costa; sisters, Josephine Perez, Margaret Bow; 12 grand- children; 16 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Monday (May 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

MICHAEL MASAO TEVES

Posted On May 13th, 2015 -

MICHAEL MASAO TEVES Michael Masao Teves, 53, of Waipahu, owner of Special T Auto Repair and Pacific Paradise Towing Service, passed away on April 26, 2015. He is lovingly survived by parents Alfred and Asako; sisters Amy Teves, Joan (Jamie) Samoson and Gail Caberto; many nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Mike's life will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial Park (aka DAV) Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Hall, 2685 N Nimitz Highway, Honolulu. Visitation 3:00 p.m.; Service 4:00 p.m.; Fellowship and dinner to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

DONEIL PRICE BOWERS

Posted On May 13th, 2015 -

$nameDONEIL PRICE BOWERS 51, beloved wife of Jonathan Bowers, mother, daughter, sister and Nanny, passed away February 27, 2015. Memorial Get-together 10 a.m.-1p.m., Sunday (5/17/2015) at family residence in Kaaawa (51-062A Kamehameha Hwy). Casual attire. Leis welcome.

NOBUO SATO

Posted On May 13th, 2015 -

NOBUO SATO Age 85, of Mililani, HI, passed away April 15, 2015 in Mililani. Born September 22, 1929 in Pulehu, Maui. Retired Sergeant First Class for the United States Army after 20 years of service, also retired from Hawaiian Electric Company after 18 years. He is survived by wife, Ginger S. Sato; son, Clint (Yuko) Sato; daughter, Neoma (Randy) Domingo; sisters, Kiyono Endo, Loretta (Toshio) Morikawa, Lorraine (Robert) Sato; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children; 1 hanai great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment 2:00 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual attire.

ALBERT FRUMKIN

Posted On May 13th, 2015 -

$nameALBERT FRUMKIN (91) of 15115 Interlachen Drive, Silver Spring, MD, formerly from Aiea, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and served in the 106th Infantry Division of the US Army during WWII. Albert was a Prisoner of War during the Battle of the Bulge. After he was liberated and honorably discharged, he returned to Washington, DC. where he attended GW University and then had a successful career with the Federal government. In 1979 he retired to Hawaii with his wife, Helen, where he dedicated himself to the service of other veterans in numerous capacities including the Director of the USO,and the Commander of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Ex-POW Group and endless service at the Family Service Center in Pearl Harbor. Family was everything to Al. He is survived by his wife, Helen, of nearly 68 years,. He leaves three children - Eileen Frumkin of Broadlands, VA, Robert (Maureen) Frumkin of Olney, MD and Susan (Mark) Goldenberg of Discovery Bay, CA. He is also survived by seven grand- children and eight great-grand- children. His surviving sister Gerry Kojan of Palmyra, VA and many nieces and nephews. Burial will be with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery at a future scheduled date. Condolences may be made to the family at www.sagelbloomfield.com.

Lily Ho

Posted On May 13th, 2015 -

LILY HO Lily Ho, 85, of Glendale, California, passed away at the Keiro Nursing Home in Los Angeles. Lily, the daughter of Kam Sing Ho and Hatsuko Okimoto. Ho was born in Waianae, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Edwin, Albert and Herbert; nieces Edwina and Melissa; nephews Gregory, Jason, Jonathan and Kelsey; grandnieces Ximina, Sissi and Kensi. Viewing/Wake: May 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm at Fukui Mortuary, 707 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Burial Service: May 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Victory Plot, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale, CA 91205. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441

Julie “Juju” K. Achiu

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

JULIA JUJU K. ACHIU Age 76, of Waialua, HI, passed away April 21, 2015 in Waialua. Born April 4, 1939 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Schofield Commissary. She was also a bartendress at Sea View Inn, Haleiwa. She is survived by brothers, Austin Achiu, Richard (Aileen) Achiu; sisters, Mildred Silva, Helen Toki, Gladys (Fred) Souza, Esther (Joe) Grilho, Pammy Sato. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Saturday (May 16) at Lili'uokalani Protestant Church (66-090 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa). Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow 11:00 a.m. at the church. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Estelita “Lita” Daguio Alonzo

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

ESTELITA LITA DAGUIO ALONZO Age 67, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 2, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born July 23, 1947 in Laoag City, Philippines. She retired from the Turtle Bay Hilton Hotel. She is survived by husband, Elviro C. Alonzo; daughters, Ines Duldulao, Maylene (Robert) Serna; son, James Alonzo; brothers, Rolando Daguio, Victor Daguio; sisters, Luvisminda Isaac, Teresita Panang; 4 grand- children. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Saturday (May 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

KEITH T. SHIRAKI

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

KEITH T. SHIRAKI Keith T. Shiraki of Kaneohe passed away on March 22, 2015 at the age of 78. He was born in Honolulu and retired as Vice President of First Hawaiian Bank. Keith is survived by his wife Evelyn; his sons Kevin, Gerald (Cindy), and Marc; and his beloved grand- children Jake, Dylan, and Allie Shiraki. Services will be held Saturday 5/16 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel. Visitation begins at 10am, services begin at 11am. Casual Attire.

Andrew “Andy” Anna Cruz Kala

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

ANDREW "ANDY" ANNA CRUZ KALA Age 78, of Honolulu, passed away April 12, 2015 in Honolulu. Born March 11, 1937 in Honolulu. Retired from Love's Bakery after over 39 years of service. He is survived by sons, Dwayne (Davette) Kala, Arthur "Kanoi" Kala, Wayne "Kalei" (Adeline) Kala; daughter, Miriam Karl; sisters, Mary Gandall, Judy Kele; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 5/16 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Donald G. Murchie

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

$nameDONALD G. MURCHIE On April 30, 2015, Donald Gordon Murchie, 92 years old, passed way. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 64 years, Helen (nee Might); his four daughters: Margaret, Barbara, Nancy (Donald), and Donna; his four granddaughters: Emily, Leiala (Justin), Emma and Elizabeth; his great-grandson, Koa Scot and other extended family members. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Scot. Don was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He joined the RCAF in 1941 and flew Spitfires in 85 combat missions during WWII (412 SQN). After the war, in 1946, he returned home to Calgary and attended Olds Agricultural College and the University of Alberta (8. Sc.) where he met Helen. They married in 1951 and Don rejoined the RCAF with a permanent commission. They raised their four daughters in Europe and Canada. He flew all kinds of aircraft includ ing Harvards, T-33's, F104's, C45's, as well as F86 Sabres (444 SQN). With much pride, Don conducted the test acceptance flights on the Golden Centennaires Aerobatic Team's Tudor Jets (predecessor of the Snowbirds) and was the team's test pilot. Following his retirement from the RCAF in 1971, Don returned to University and received his Education degree. For the next 13 years, he taught Grade 5 classes at Brigadier Gault School at the Griesbach Base in Edmonton. In their retirement, Don and Helen travelled the world, visiting Hawaii annually and spending summers at Devil's Lake. As a musician, Don took great pleasure in playing his bugle on Canada Day, his tuba for the Cosmopolitan Music Society, and the piano with his fellow Shepherd's Care Kensington musicians. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Shepherd's Care Kensington (auditorium), 12603 - 135 Avenue, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers , the family would appreciate donations to STARS, the Salvation Army, or the charity of one's choice.

Jessica Lynn Lum

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

$nameJESSICA LYNN LUM Age 19, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away April 15, 2015. She was born October 17, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jessica was a graduate from the Class of 2013 at Saint Francis. She was a source of pride and joy to her family and good friends. She is survived by her parents Nate and Tricia; biological mother Janice; brothers Loren (wife Jessica) and Zackery Shiraki; sisters Jennifer and Mia; nieces Leila and Ava; grandparents Yong Houle, James Chase, Radient Chase, Pop and Gram Lum (deceased); aunty Patti Lentz (deceased); unlce Mike Cahill, Sidney (wife Cheryl), and Neal (wife Dolly); Hanai family Jenna, Bethie, Zachary Oda, Joseph Hopps, Keana, Joanne, and John Russell. And all her cousins. Memorial service to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Thursday May 14, 2015. Visitation 5pm. Service to begin at 6:30pm.

VICTOR CARL BLOEDE

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

$nameVICTOR CARL BLOEDE Carl Bloede, 97, passed away April 19, 2015 at his home in Kahala. He was born on July 17, 1917 in Woodwardville, MD to Carl Schon Bloede and Eleanor (Eck) Bloede. He was preceded in death by his wife Ellen L (Miller) Bloede and sister Lisa (Bloede) Benson. Carl was a LCMD in the navy during WWII, where he met Ellen at Pearl Harbor. Carl graduated with an LLM from Georgetown University Law School. He held various consulting position before taking a permanent placement with the University of Hawaii as their in house legal council. He retired in 1982, but remained as their consultant for 10 years. Carl pursued many endeavors during his life such as participating in the TransAmerica bike ride from Virginia to California at 60 years old. His great accomplishment during his retirement was to publish his family history The Journey: Victor G. Bloede, His Forbears and Successors. He is survived by son Keoni; daughter Pamela (David) Yoshitake; 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Private services and inurnment were held at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific.

ROGER (BUTCH) HARLEN HOOPAI

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

ROGER (BUTCH) HARLEN HOOPAI 66, of San Martin, California, formerly of Honolulu, went home to be with the Lord on April 11, 2015. He was born in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of 1966. He went on to earn associate degrees in welding technology and air frame and power plant at Honolulu Community College. He had a pilots license for small planes and loved working for local cargo airlines. He then went to work for, and retired from, United Airlines as a technician in their engine shop at the San Francisco technical operations center. Roger loved his job and enjoyed working on cars, building a small airplane, flying RC planes and helicopters, riding motorcycles, and fishing. He served in the Hawaii National Guard and the Air Force Reserve in California. He was a devoted Christian and actively served in church in men's ministry. Roger enjoyed life to its fullest, and was easygoing and lighthearted even while enduring declining health. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by loving parents Patricia and Richard Buchanan, brother Rodney (Joyce), brother Randy, sister Patty Takebayashi (Darrell), three nieces, two nephews, a grandniece, and dear friends Chris Farron, Charlene Krakowsky, Leila Garcia, and Donna Hodges. Although this is a time of sadness, for the believer and follower of Jesus the Christ, there is joy and hope, knowing that he is in heaven and that we will see him someday soon. Visitation 10 am on Saturday May 16 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, 2233 Nuuanu Ave, service at 11 am, and burial at 12:45 pm at Diamond Head Memorial Park, 529 18th Ave.

GEORGE T.Y. LUM

Posted On May 10th, 2015 -

0000753662-02-1 copyGEORGE T.Y. LUM George Tung Yau Lum, 92, of Honolulu went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2015. He was born on February 5, 1923 in Honolulu and graduated from St. Louis School. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany during World War II. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii, where he was a member of the Peng Hui fraternity, then earned his master's degree from Cornell University. George earned the professional designation of Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) and went on to form the Honolulu Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. He retired in 1987 from Dillingham Corporation, where he was Employee Benefits Manager. Prior to that, he worked at Love's Bakery and Foodland. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Juliette; sons Elliot and Ellery (Heidi); daughter Jennifer Lum-Ota (Gerald); sister Mary Lum Ching; and grandchildren Benjamin and Daniel Ota, and Matthew and Noah Lum. For over 60 years, George and Juliette were members of the Community Church of Honolulu, where he served as President and member of the church council for many years. George served on the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Advisory Council and boards of Palolo Chinese Home, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Dental Service, and YMCA of Honolulu. He volunteered as a counselor and presenter for Sage PLUS, a state program that advises senior citizens about Medicare benefit options. For his decades of community service, he was recognized as 1981 Big Brother of the Year, 1982 First Lady's Outstanding Volunteer, 2001 Platinum Akamai Living Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, 2003 Outstanding Male Senior Citizen of Oahu, and 2003 Outstanding Older American. A memorial service will be held at the Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Avenue, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Visitation from 9:30 am with service at 11:00 am. Aloha attire. No flowers. Private inurnment will be on May 18 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran