Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Theone K.Y. Chock

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

Theone K.Y. ChockDec. 11, 1951 - Dec. 1, 2013 Gone but not forgotten. Forever in our hearts.

SHIGERU “STU” TSUBOTA

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

SHIGERU A retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., passed away on November 25, 2016, at his home at Kahala Nui. He was 98. Born in Honolulu on July 16, 1918, Stu was a McKinley High School and University of Hawaii graduate. He reported for active duty in 1940 and remained in the Army for 23 years, most of which were spent as an intelligence/counterintelligence officer. He was the last-surviving of the 16 original AJA officers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, which was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. After retiring from the Army, he worked for another 17 years as an intelligence/ counterintelligence civilian for the Department of the Army. He received many awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart, the United Nations Korea Service Military Medal, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and the Army Presidential Unit Citation Stu was an excellent golfer and all-around athlete, as well as an avid vegetable gardener and orchard grower, while living in retirement in California before returning to Honolulu. He spent many years active in veterans' affairs with the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans organization and with the Military Intelligece Service Veterans organization. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rosemary (Kayama) and by his second wife, Mieko (Kabutan). He is survived by sons, Stuart (Katherine Weston) and Michael (Annette Tolomeo); daughters, Ann and Elaine Tsubota, and Joanne (Robert) Woolfenden; grandsons, Patrick and Daniel Woolfenden; granddaughters, Katherine Taljan, Elisabeth and Alexandra Tsubota, and Naomi Woolfenden; great-grandchildren, Gianna and Athanasius Taljan; sister, Sueko Hirasaki; many nieces and nephews; and five step-children and their families. Visitation will be 2 to 3 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016, followed by a Celebration of Life, at the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans clubhouse, 520 Kamoku Street, Honolulu. Parking is at nearby Ala Wai School. Dress is casual or aloha attire. In lieu of floral arrangements, contributions in Shigeru Tsubota's memory may be made to the National Veterans Network/Tides Center, PO Box 1221, Torrance, CA 90505 or to the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Education Center, 520 Kamoku ST, Honolulu, HI 96826. Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. Burial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden

BARBARA LYNNE YADAO-PETTI

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

BARBARA LYNNE YADAO-PETTIBarbara Lynne Yadao-Petti passed away on the morning of November 6 in Honolulu. She was 65 years old. Barb's goodness shone through in every aspect of her life -- in her devotion to husband William S. Petti, their deep commitment to God and the Catholic Church, the sweet nature she shared with her brothers and sister, her unwavering belief in each and every one of her nieces and nephews, her long career of public service and her tireless work on behalf of her community. Barb and Bill married in 1985 and were active in the church throughout their marriage, most recently at Saint Jude Catholic Church in Kapolei where Barb served as a coordinator of the Eucharistic Ministry, a lector and a Religious Education teacher. As a sister, Barb always remembered every birthday, anniversary, and special occasion with a card, a phone call, or one of her famous apple pies. She was always there if you needed a shoulder to cry on, an objective viewpoint, or to be in your corner, no questions asked. As an aunt, Barb doted on her nieces and nephews, generously sharing her love of education and commitment to constant self-improvement. Whether it was finding a rare book or registering for college, Aunt Barb was always the family's go-to resource. Her educational achievements were extensive, with an undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a fifth year teaching certificate from UH Hilo, a law degree from Boston College, and a master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Barb's professional life was defined by service to others. She worked at the State Legislature, Family Court, the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation and for the State Attorney General. But the work that gave her the most joy was as a substitute elementary school teacher. A true partner to her husband Bill, Barb was active on the State Advisory Team of the Hawaii National Guard Family Program during Bill's career with the Hawaii National Guard. An avid reader, Barb was also a charter member of the Friends of the Library in Kapolei. Barb was the eldest child of Elias and Josephine Yadao. In addition to husband William S. Petti, she is survived by brothers Emil Yadao (Loriann Gordon) and Elias Yadao (Lynnett Tohara), sister Elisa Yadao Jones (Steve Jones), and nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Barb's life will be celebrated in a mass at Saint Jude Catholic Church in Kapolei on Wednesday, December 7. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. with the service at 10:45 a.m. Burial will be on Wednesday, December 14, at noon at the East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.

ANTHONY SERVANDO RAGIL

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Age 92, of Mililani, HI, passed away on November 4, 2016 in Mililani. Born February 14, 1924 in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired mail carrier, Honolulu Post Office and also as a custodian for Kipapa Elementary School. He is survived by wife, Qiaoli Zhang Ragil; son, Anthony Ragil; daughter, Cheyenne (Douglas) Dela Fontaine; 10 grandchildren; sister, Freda Pacleb. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (Dec. 5) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; program 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

MASAKO KATO CHUN

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Age 79, of Mililani, HI, passed away on November 4, 2016. Born August 20, 1937 in Tokyo, Japan. She was formerly employed by the Waikiki Duty Free Shop. She is survived by husband, Wing Chun; sons, James Chun, Richard Chun; daughter, Sherry (Stacy) Oho; brothers, Hediyuki Kato, Katsuyuki Kato; sister, Eiko Takeshina. Private services were held. No monetary gifts, please.

ISABEL CEREZO MANIPON

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Age 91, of Kapolei, HI, passed away on October 27, 2016 in Aiea. Born July 8, 1925 in Dagupan City, Philippines. She is survived by hanai son, Elmo (Hedeliza) Gonzales; brother, Gregorio Cerezo; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 4) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 5) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

SHIZUKO FUKUYA YAMAMOTO

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Shizuko (Mom, Grandma, Grandma- ma) peacefully passed away on October 31, 2016 at home, just 2 1/2 months shy of her 104th birthday. She was born in Honolulu on January 16, 1913. Mom looked after her family generously with love, tender care and had a great sense of humor. Predeceased by her husband, Gunichi and sons, David and Ernest. She is survived by sons, Vernon (Ethel), Dennis (Katherine); daughters, Frances (Walter) Hirakawa, Mildred Makino, Inez (Kenneth) Koga; daughter-in-law, Ethel Yamamoto; sisters, Yoshiko Takemori, Shirley Iha; 12 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; 8 great-great- grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of St. Francis Hospice, especially Dr. Naomi Morita and Homecare nurse Marissa. Mahalo to Didi, her evening caregiver. Private services held. Please no koden (monetary gifts).

Keith Kaleialii Helela

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Memorial services: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Miles “Pepper” Teramoto

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

62, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed on November 14, 2016. He is survived by Michiko Jean Fukumoto, Richard Eshima, sisters Sandy Fukumoto & Christine Kang; brothers Denton Fukumoto & Jon Bulatao. Services will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at Harris United Methodist Church. Visitation 4:30PM; Service 5PM. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Thomas Mitsuaki Matsuzaki

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

88, of Honolulu, passed away on November 12, 2016. Born in Honolulu, he was the founding owner of Economy Plumbing & Sheet Metal, Inc., dba Economy Plumbing and Air Conditioning and a retired member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 675. He is survived by his wife, Clara (Johiro) Matsuzaki; sons, Ron (Cathleen), Randall (Rose), Kent (Katherine) and Kurt (Luanne) Matsuzaki; seven grandchildren; sisters, Stella Uchimura, Yoshiko Aramaki and Sister Rose Lorraine. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

CYNTHIA KAZUYO FUKUDA

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

Age 70, of Mililani, HI, passed away on October 13, 2016 in Honolulu. Born July 21, 1946 in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Alfred Fukuda; brothers, Dean Uemura, Keith Uemura; sisters, Lois Choy, Sharon Mendoza. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 3) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

PABLO CALPITO CABICO

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

Age 98, of Waipahu, HI, passed away on October 22, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born August 17, 1918 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by wife, Monena M. Cabico; brother, Cristobal Cabico; 3 grand- children; 8 great-grandchildren; step-daughter, Mely Ballocanog (owner of It's Ono Restaurant). Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

VALDO H. VIGLIELMO

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

VALDO H. VIGLIELMOEmeritus Professor Valdo H. Viglielmo, noted scholar and translator of Japanese literature who taught for 37 years in the department of East Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, died on November 14 at the age of 89. His primary career focus was on modern Japanese literature, and he produced many studies of principal authors and their works, as well as translations. After volunteering for World War II Army service at the age of 17, too young to serve in combat, he was trained in Japanese and sent to Japan with the Occupation forces to serve as a translator. Upon discharge from the military, he used the G.I. Bill to complete his undergraduate education at Harvard University, where he studied in the then Far Eastern Languages Department and received his B.A. degree. Before beginning graduate studies he accepted a position as part of a Protestant reconciliation project and went to Japan for a three-year teaching position. Returning to Harvard, he completed his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and served as an instructor in Japanese language and literature for three years before going back to Japan to teach for two more years. He then accepted an appointment as assistant professor at Princeton University, where he taught for five years before accepting in 1965 an offer of an associate professorship at the University of Hawaii, where he was soon promoted to full professor and taught until his retirement in 2002. In retirement he volunteered for several years at the then Honolulu Academy of Arts, translating Japanese information about exhibited art works. In addition to his work as scholar and translator, Viglielmo assisted radiation survivors of the Nagasaki A-bombing to have a Nagasaki Peace Bell erected and maintained next to Honolulu Hale in 1990. Every year since then, the Bell has been rung on August 9, the date of the Nagasaki bombing. Viglielmo is survived by wife Frances, son Marc, and daughter Emily. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.

Yoshiyuki Nakamura

Posted On November 28th, 2016 -

Yoshiyuki "Jimmy" Nakamura, 89, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on September 23, 2016. He was born on November 29, 1926 in Makawao, Maui. He was a retired cook for the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and a United States Army Veteran. He is survived by his son, Glenn S. (Claire) Nakamura; daughter, Sharon (John) Tonaki; two grandsons, Bryson and Brent. Private Services. Donations may be made to the Hawaii Food Bank in his memory.

Norman Young Wan Kim

Posted On November 28th, 2016 -

Norman Young Wan KimAge 71, of Kaneohe, HI passed away on November 10, 2016. Norman was born in Honolulu, HI on April 7, 1945. He graduated from St. Louis High School. He attended University of Michigan and University of Hawaii and served in the US Army. He was married to Pamela Tripp on February 24, 1973; they were married for 43 years. Norman worked for United Airlines for 36 years. In retirement he enjoyed being a grandfather, traveling the world with family and friends and playing golf as often as possible. Norman is survived by his wife Pamela, his children Toby Kim, Zachary Kim (Moyra), Jennifer Bartell (Scott), his grandchildren Josiah, Zachary, Addison, Ryder and Reed, his brother Anthony Kim (Faye) and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Wallace, his mother Mary and his sister Salome Meagher. The celebration of life will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Calvary Chapel, Kaneohe 47-525 Kamehameha Hwy. 10:00am visitation, 11:00am service. No flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

HENRY “HANK” “HONEY BOY” AKANA, JR.

Posted On November 28th, 2016 -

Age 76, of Kapolei, HI, passed away on November 5, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born June 21, 1940 in North Kohala, HI. Retired from First Hawaiian Bank. He is survived by wife, Peggy H. Akana; sons, Loren (Diane) Akana, Bryne Dolor; daughters, Lisa (Elsworth Emeliano) Carvalho, Lynette Akana, Denise (Santos) Dicho; sister, Olivia Teramoto; 12 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Dec. 2) at St. Jude Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo); memorial mass 10:30 a.m. Inurnment 2:00 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Annie Ruth Collins

Posted On November 28th, 2016 -

Age 88, Beloved Sister of Jim Nabors passed away on November 15, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born March 9, 1928 in Sylacauga, Alabama. She is a retired Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) who attended nursing training in Birmingham. From there she went to Duke University for graduate studies. Annie is survived by her brother Jim Nabors, daughter Susan Collins, niece Angela Danelutt, nephew Ricky Danelutt and great nephew Justin Danelutt. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

GARY OWEN GALIHER

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

GARY OWEN GALIHERGary Owen Galiher, 70, of Honolulu, died November 15, 2016 in Mana'e of Moloka'i. Gary was born on March 29, 1946 in Montebello, California to Clifford Owen and Virginia Valentine Galiher. Gary graduated from UCLA in 1968, and moved to Hawaii shortly after, where he worked an array of jobs, including diving for black coral and teaching special education at Haleiwa Elementary School. In 1977, he graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH Manoa. After practicing as an associate at a private firm, Gary opened his own law office in 1978, now known as Galiher DeRobertis Waxman, primarily for representing asbestos victims. He passionately advocated on the behalf of his clients throughout his lifetime. In September 2007, Gary was awarded as the William S. Richardson School of Law's Outstanding Alumnus. The University of Hawai'i Alumni Association awarded Gary as a Distinguished Alumni in 2011. For numerous years, including 2016, Gary O. Galiher was recognized as one of Hawaii's Best Lawyers in the field of mass tort litigation/class actions-plaintiffs. Gary enjoyed surfing, water sports, skiing, and snowboarding. His passion, hard work, trial skills, and love for helping others exemplified the life he lived. Gary is survived by his children: Sarah Jean Galiher, 37, Jess Galiher, 33, Cate da Cruz, 32, Mika Virginia Galiher, 27, Mari Toshiko Galiher, 24; and grandson: Davi da Cruz, 6. Celebration of life will be on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at Oahu Country Club, aloha attire welcome. Visitation is at 10:00AM and service to begin at 11:00AM. The family requests no flowers or gifts, but if you would like to make a donation, please donate to Kilohana Elementary School (HC 01 Box 334 Kaunakakai, HI 96748) or Molokai High School (P.O. Box 158 Ho'olehua, HI 96729). Please indicate on the donation that it is in memory of Gary O. Galiher.

BIENVENIDA A. JUAN

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

BIENVENIDA A. JUANNana Bien, age 89, passed away on October 18, 2016 at Queen's Medical Center West Oahu. She was born in Vintar, Illocos Norte, Philippines. She worked at Fashions Inc. and Baba Kea as a seamstress. She retired from Queen's Medical Center's housekeeping department. She is predeceased by husband, Florendo Juan, Sr. and daughter Vicky Juan-Followell. She is survived by daughter Gloria Juan of Kailua-Kona, sons Florendo (Fuji) Jr. (Gail), Richard (Val Benally), Ben (Clara Sasahara), sister Melendrina Manuel of Colorado, grandchildren Danielle Followell, Christopher Kapono Juan-Followell, Noah Juan, Amber Grado, Jake Juan, Kaila Juan, and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St, Honolulu on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Visitation from 9-10:30 AM, mass to follow. Burial at Valley of the Temples at 1PM. In lieu of floral offerings, contributions to Seagull Adult Care Center- Kapolei are appreciated. Celebration of Life to follow at DAV Hall, Ke'ehi Lagoon at 2:30 PM.

Tai Suk “Tom” Hahn

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

79, of Honolulu passed away on October 28, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born in Seoul, Korea. He was the Hawaii Editor-in Chief for The Korean Daily and President for the Hawaii Korean Longline Boat Owner Association. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Monica) and Edwin (Diane) and 4 grandchildren. Visitation 9 am on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service will be held at 10 am. Private burial to follow. No flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

PAMELA REIKO LUM

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

PAMELA REIKO LUMPamela Reiko Lum passed away peacefully at home in Honolulu on 11/1/16, with husband, Bernard Lum, at her side. She was courageous in her battle against cancer. Following is Pamela's self-written obituary. Much to my disappointment, my life wasn't quite as long as I hoped it would be. Fortunately though, I was given enough time to experience God's many blessings. I was born on August 9, 1949 in New York City. My father, Shigeru Matsuo, was from Nagasaki, Japan and my mother, Hazel Matsuo, was from Oahu. My parents worked extremely hard to provide the kind of life for their children that was beyond their own parents' dreams, and I am thankful for the sacrifices they made. I grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, a suburb of New York City. My most treasured childhood memory was when we added Queenie, a beautiful mixed-breed dog to our family. She gave and received much love over the years and has never been forgotten. After graduating from The City College of New York, I was hired at a publishing house that was a subsidiary of The New York Times. Although I enjoyed the daily walk through Grand Central Terminal and being part of the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan's busy streets, I detested the long, cold, miserable East Coast winters. I moved to Honolulu. In two separately incredible strokes of luck, I met Esther Okada, who was my beloved best friend of almost forty years until her passing in 2012 and Bernard Lum, my husband and soul mate who survives me. I was extremely blessed to have been happily married for over thirty years to a person with an abundance of love and kindness, along with a hilarious sense of humor. I am also survived by my brother Victor Matsuo and his wife Pamela Stephens, my extended family (affectionately called The Lum Clan), several cousins, and dear friends. After a 30 year career as an administrative assistant to the chief financial officer, I retired from Territorial Savings Bank in 2011. My main interests were traveling to foreign countries, attending UH men's basketball games, participating in Jazzercise classes, trying new restaurants and lunching with my dear friends. I was also a big fan of Sherlock Holmes and Precious Ramotswe mysteries. I have left this Earth and beautiful Hawaii for my next journey, and am eager to see my loved ones who departed before me. To those who I leave behind, I wish you well and know that one day I will see you again. I am satisfied that I had a very happy and fulfilling life. Private service and inurnment were held at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

John Passmore

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

John PassmoreJohn Passmore, 64, of Waikiki, formerly of Waianae and Kailua, passed away November 17, 2016. He was a graduate of Kailua High School and the University of Hawaii-Manoa, where he majored in English and earned his Teaching Certificate. He taught English at Waianae Intermediate School for many years and enjoyed many friends among students, teachers, and residents. He is survived by son Dylan, daughter-in-law Maylin Venturina, granddaughter Alexa, siblings Matthew, Mona, and Mike, his former spouse JD, and the families of his step- children. He was pre-deceased by his parents, brother Steve, and friend Dennis Wooten. Services were private, with ashes scattered at his favorite beach.

Kay M Teruya

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

Peacefully passed away at her home in Kailua on October 28, 2016 at the age of 87. She was retired from the State Judiciary Dept. She was a charter member of Kailua Christian Church and a volunteer at the Hawaii Okinawan Center. She is survived by her husband Minoru, daughters Pauline (Juan) Viloria, Joanne (Scott) Seabaugh, son Andrew and three grandchildren. Services will be held at 4pm on Sunday December 4 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers, casual attire.

JUANA MARCELLA ZANE

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

JUANA MARCELLA ZANEJuana M. Zane, 90, of Kailua, passed away peacefully at her home on October 22, 2016. She grew up in Kalihi, and was well known as an administrative staff worker for several private medical offices in Kailua, as well as the Castle Medical Center from where she retired. Mrs Zane was one of the first women appointed by Governor George Ariyoshi to the Windward Advisory Board for the Department of Education, and was an avid canine enthusiast. She was caring & compassionate and lived each day with the kind heart and courage to speak up for her convictions. She was a devoted and loving wife and widow of Ralph Y.F. Zane, a mother, sister, aunt, and friend, and is survived by her son, Calvin. Funeral services to be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary on Saturday, December 3, 2016, with visitation at 9:30 am, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 am. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

JULIANA BASUG VALION

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

Age 86, of Waialua, HI, passed away Nov. 3, 2016 in Wahiawa. She was born July 5, 1930 in Brgy Ferdinand Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Bienbinido Valion; son, Jon (Lorna) Valion; brother, John Basug; sisters, Serapina Bagaoisan, Dionicia Santiago; and 3 grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Dec. 2) at St. Michael Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua). Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

GREGORIO LUIS MONES

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

GREGORIO LUIS MONESGregorio Mones, 95, of Oahu peacefully passed away at sunrise on October 29. Originally from Paniqui Tarlac, Philippines,"Eriong" fought in WWII in the U.S. Army surviving the 65-mile Bataan Death March and as a Prisoner of War in the Philippines. He retired from Hickam Air Force Base proudly serving as an aircraft mechanic and technical metal engineer for 34 years. He was predeceased by his two young sons, Angel and William. He is survived by his wife, Valentina, three daughters, Cresencia (Benjamin), Evangeline (Lincoln), Thelma (Ronald), son, George (Kay), 10 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Ln. on Monday December 5th at 10 AM. Burial will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park in the State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe at 1 PM

BERNICE IRENE MENDES

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

BERNICE IRENE MENDESBernice Irene Mendes passed away peacefully on October 27, 2016 after a short term illness. She was born to Adelino and Elizabeth Vieira in Honolulu on January 11, 1924. She was raised on the corner of 5th and Kaimuki avenues and often walked to the Natatorium to go swimming. She is a 1942 graduate of Roosevelt High School. When Pearl Harbor was bombed during her senior year she went to work at the naval base where they needed secretarial support. She often spoke of her memories of the war years and dances at the American Legion Hall. She met her husband, Melvin Mendes, at a party at Dreier Manor, the old St. Louis Club House, and they were married in 1948. They provided a caring home and quality education to their daughter and a son. Bernice worked at the Richards Street YWCA registration desk for 19 years. After Melvin passed away in 1986 she enjoyed her independence, spending time going out to lunch with her friends, going to the movies, reading romance novels and watching game shows to "keep my mind sharp". She moved to California in 2012 to be near her daughter and family. She made many new friends at the Montecito Senior Community where she participated regularly in game activities, played cards and looked forward to the variety of weekly entertainment programs. However, she always missed Hawaii. It made her glad to know that she would return home to be interred with her husband overlooking Diamond Head at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. She was preceded in death by her son, Rodney Mendes. She is survived by daughter Melvia Chang (Ronald), and grandchildren Melissa Chang, Brionna Chang Sinkay (Jimmy), Stephanie Mendes and Christopher Mendes and nieces and nephews.

Allen Milton Morgado

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

Allen Milton Morgado, 72 of Kaneohe, went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2016. A 1962 Kailua High School graduate, an ARMY veteran, and a retired Condor operator for Hawaiian Electric Company. He is surrvived by wife, Ilona C. Morgado, daughters Rorie Morgado, Mandi Morgado-Salyers (Matthew), granddaughters, Skye Lam Ho, Shaunty Lam Ho, Marlee Morgado-Salyers, and sister Delphine Aki. Celebration of Life will be held on December 12, 2016 at Kaneohe Bayview Golf Course from 10-2 pm, Casual attire.

ISABEL ARCON ATIS

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

Age 94, of Waipahu, HI, passed away on November 8, 2016 in Waipahu. Born November 19, 1921 in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Rolando (Benita) Atis, Basilio (Lina) Atis, Manolito (Carina) Atis, Reynaldo (Evelyn) Atis, Virgilio (Elsa) Atis, Joseph (Nancy) Atis; daughters, Lucita (Eddie) Carangian, Milagros (Hermie) Guzman, Luzviminda (Marc) Davis, Teresita (Rodrigo) Magtahong, Josie (Gaspar) Dinoso, Rosemarie (Oliver) Vida; 30 grandchildren; 27 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 7:00 p.m.

Elaine H C (Wong) Yiu

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

Elaine H C (Wong) Yiu61, passed away peacefully on on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. She was born on September 6, 1955 in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Wing Kin; daughter, Jennifer; parents, Henry and Nancy; brothers, Gary and Hiram; sister, Natalie. Elaine will be remembered for her smile, her generous spirit, and for being a caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, co-worker, and friend to so many. A celebration of her life will be held in Hawaii on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Valley of the Temples, Chapel. Visitation: 8:30-9:30am; Services: 9:30am. Casual attire.

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