Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

JUAN “JUANITO” VIERNES CARNATE

Posted On June 15th, 2016 -

$nameJUAN JUANITO VIERNES CARNATE Age 64 of Kaneohe, passed away June 1, 2016. Born in Bacarra, llocos Norte, Philippines. Retired Employee from Meadow Gold. Survived by wife, Delia; sons, Brian, Russell (Beverly); three grandchildren, Christian Jacob, Branden James, Ava Joie; brothers, Adriano (Evelyn), Leo (Emma); sisters, Esperanza (Victorino) Justo Sr., Angie (Douglas) Taylor, Edna Moreau, Gliceria (Arsenio) Ramo, Madelyn Carnate, May (William) Domingo; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday June 24, 2016 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; prayer service 7 p.m.; Visitation 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday June 25, 2016 at St. Ann Catholic Church (46-129 Haiku Road); mass 11a.m.; burial to follow at 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Cemetery.

MARIA GAOIRAN BAYUDAN GAMBON

Posted On June 15th, 2016 -

MARIA GAOIRAN BAYUDAN GAMBON Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 16, 2016 in Waipahu. Born March 12, 1925 in Waipahu, HI. She was a retired horticulturalist for the Waipahu Sugar Experiment. She is survived by husband, Ricardo G. Gambon; son, Bernardino (Ofelia) Gambon; adoptive daughter, Anna (Voltaire) Gambon-Visitacion; brothers, Severino (Valentina) Bayudan, Francisco (Salin) Bayudan; sisters, Filomena Rigor, Augustina Bayudan, Victorina (Bartolome) Tabelin, Rufina Agunoy; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sunday (June 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Monday (June 20) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

AVELINA “BELEN” ASENCION PAGAY

Posted On June 15th, 2016 -

AVELINA BELEN ASENCION PAGAY Age 84, of Renton, WA, formerly of Makaha, Hawaii, passed away May 2, 2016 in Renton, WA. Born November 27, 1931 in Manila, Philippines. She is survived by son, Florendo (Brenda) Asuncion; daughter, Maria (Daniel) Dalan; sister, Patricia (Elpedio) Valdez; 5 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Monday (June 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m.; Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Tuesday (June 21) at Mililani Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m.; Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

SUMIKO “SUMI” NAKAHRA

Posted On June 15th, 2016 -

SUMIKO SUMI NAKAHARA Age 96, of Aiea, passed away June 1, 2016 in Honolulu. Born February 13, 1920 in Paia, Maui. Predeceased by husband, Yasuji "Pop" Nakahara and son, Roy T. Nakahara. A retired Liberty House seamstress. She is survived by son, Gene Nakahara; daughter, Linda (Roy) Yamaguchi; daughter-in-law, Takako Izumigawa; 6 grand- children; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 PM Saturday June 18 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:30 PM. Casual attire.

E. MARGARET NUNN

Posted On June 15th, 2016 -

$nameE. MARGARET NUNN, 1924-2016 Edwina Margaret Nunn, accomplished pianist, teacher, and loving wife and mother, passed away on February 9, 2016 in Newport Beach, California at the age of 91. Margaret was born in London, England on April 24, 1924. She was raised in Barrowford, near Nelson, Lancashire. At the age of 10, Margaret left home to attend the Skipton School for Girls. She went on to graduate from the University of London, Avery Hill and then studied classical piano at the Royal Academy of Music. In London, Margaret met G. Raymond Nunn and in 1948 they were married. The couple immigrated to the US in 1951, and lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, until moving to Hawaii in 1961. They travelled extensively in Asia and Europe. Margaret belonged to the Parish of St. Clement's for over 50 years where she served as a lay reader and vestry member. She will be remembered for her adventurous spirit, quick wit, and her love for her family and friends. Margaret is survived by her brother Michael Brown, her sister Jill Simpson, her son Michael Nunn, her daughters Pamela Nunn and Lesley Love, eight nieces and nephews, and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1130 am on Friday, June 17, 2016 at St. Clement's Church in Honolulu.

MYRON KEN HAYASHIDA

Posted On June 14th, 2016 -

MYRON KEN HAYASHIDA Myron Ken Hayashida, 74, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born and raised in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of 1960. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, he began his career in the United States Army, serving in assignments across the United States as well as in Germany and Japan. Myron served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam and was the Adjutant General for United States Army, Japan. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia. After retiring from the Army as a senior officer in 1984, Myron transitioned into a private sector career, specializing in information technology and facility security. He founded BP International in 1996, a firm based in Virginia engaged in professional management and technical services to private and public organizations. Following the attacks on 9/11, Myron led a joint venture which sent security teams to upgrade the security of U.S. embassies and diplomatic posts worldwide. He retired as the President and CEO of BP International in 2008 and moved back to Honolulu in 2014. Myron is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol Ann, sons Peter (Michael Olman) and Kenneth (Christina), grandson Matthew, and brother Rodney (Yumi). He was preceded in death by brother Stanley (June) and parents Kenneth and Edna (n�e Suzuki). Private interment at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. The family requests no Koden/monetary contributions. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Myron's memory may be made payable to "UH Foundation" with a note or cover letter indicating "Carol Ann and Myron K. Hayashida HIMB Student Support Fund #125-7190-4" which can be mailed to UH Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270 or you may give online at www.uhfoundation.org/HayashidaFund. Donations may also be made payable to "Kahala Senior Living Community, Inc." with a note indicating "Kahala Nui Associates Scholarship Fund" which can be mailed to Dr. Carl Daeufer, Kahala Nui Fund Development, 4389 Malia Street #260, Honolulu, HI 96821-1106.

Charles A. Clark

Posted On June 14th, 2016 -

CHARLES A. CLARK Charles A. Clark, 77, of Honolulu, a Navy retiree died in Rockford, Illinois. He was born in Garnet, Michigan. He is survived by his siblings, Evelyn Johnson, Ernie (Nancy) Clark, and Louis Clark; many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Hiroko, his parents, his sisters, Mary Bowler and Edith Hunsberger, and his brothers Marvin and Harry Clark. Visitation 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 15 with a luncheon at 11:30, Memorial Service at 12:45 PM and Inurnment at 2:00 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel.

PROCISSO “SOY” SATOR

Posted On June 13th, 2016 -

PROCISSO SOY SATOR Age 80, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 23, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born July 2, 1935 in Waipahu, HI. He is survived by wife, Carol Ann Sator; son, Warren Sator (Kuulei Naki); daughters, Michell Dixon, Georgiana (Tennyson) Cabreros, Misty Sator (Duane Lariosa); 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 hanai grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Saturday (June 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

SHEILA MAGUIRE

Posted On June 13th, 2016 -

$nameSHEILA MAGUIRE Sheila Maguire born May 13, 1930 to Bill and Mary Goldsmith of Hilo passed away peacefully in Sacramento California on May 30th 2016. She is pre- deceased by her daughter Kelly and her surviving daughters are Diana Prock, Cory Maguire, Maka Kekina, Meagan Maguire, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Sheila graduated from Punahou in 1948, and Syracuse University, NY in 1952. She was a gifted artist, avid reader, brilliant conversationalist & storyteller as well as an amazing designer & her green thumb grew many prolific gardens. Raised on the Big Island, her nature favored the instincts of the Island people carrying the sparkle of the Aloha spirit always. She spent her later years in her beloved San Miguel de Allende Mexico painting to her heart's content. Mom, your mana will always be with us. La'i�"�i lua ke kai. Condolences to sheilamaguire21@yahoo.com or 2370 La Loma Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Memorial pending.

SHIZUKO KANAI MCINTIRE

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

$nameSHIZUKO KANAI MCINTIRE Shizuko Kanai McIntire, 90, of Waipahu, passed away in her Phoenix, Arizona home on April 16th, 2016, while visiting her son Michael Montgomery and daughter Loretta Shinobu Montgomery. She was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1926 and came to Hawaii in 1955. Her family was at her side the evening of her passing. Although already holding a university degree and RN license from St. Lukes International School of Nursing in Tokyo, Japan, Mrs. McIntire obtained a US university degree and US RN certification in addition to becoming a US citizen. The day after she arrived in Hawaii she obtained a nursing position at Kuakini Medical Center. Mrs. McIntire was preceded in death by her husband, William Nathaniel McIntire, professor of political science at the University of Hawaii. When her husband became terminally ill, Mrs. McIntire obtained permission from the state and county to care for him in their home during his final years. As an RN providing end-of-life care in her home, she became the first person to provide hospice care, before hospice care existed. After the death of her husband, Mrs. McIntire retired from nursing and obtained a degree from the University of Hawaii. She changed careers and became the buying and inventory manager for Yokohama Okadaya USA, a career she stayed with until retirement. She devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. Mrs. McIntire spent the last three decades travelling between Hawaii and Tokyo, and over the last 14 years had many trips to visit her daughter and son in Phoenix, and from there visited many destinations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, and Missouri, as well as Mexico cruises. Among her favorite places was the peaceful, slow-paced lifestyle of the Amish country in Illinois. During the 1960s Mrs. McIntire travelled cross-country by car, and she was excited to revisit some of the places she had seen so many years ago. Over the last 10 years visits to Phoenix became more frequent. Mrs. McIntire loved the warm weather and quiet and peaceful backyard. She enjoyed coffee or tea on the lanai every morning. She loved picking fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden that she helped care for, and picking and arranging roses and other flowers to decorate the home. Services will be held Friday, June 17 at 6:30 PM at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 South Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu. Dark attire preferred. No flowers please. Calls will be taken by (602) 320-7104 or (623) 824-5070. A private burial will be held at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Mrs. McIntire is survived by the family Matriarch, her elder sister, Haruko Kanai San; a brother, Masao Kanai; son Paul; daughter, Loretta Shinobu Montgomery; legally adopted son, Michael Scott Montgomery; grandson and Hanai son, Christopher Lum-Lee; two grandsons, Treavor and Spencer Matsushima; several nephews in Yokohama, Japan, including Tetsuya Toguchi, along with great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Hanai sons, Nelson Kotaka, Ruben (Marisa) Donadio, Hanai daughter Virgie McGee and two great-grandsons, Deegan and Landon McGee, and caretaker of many years, Mr. Don and Chris Mabuti.

FRANCIS LIWAI GUERRERO

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

FRANCIS LIWAI GUERRERO Age 77, of Kapolei, HI, passed away May 21, 2016 in Makakilo, HI. Born February 16, 1939 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Maxine Guerrero; sons, Francis (Joy) Guerrero, Jr., Rockne (Roberta) Guerrero, Chadwick (Pua) Guerrero; daughter, Coreen (Marcos) Eslit; brother, Bill (Momi) Guerrero; sister, Shiela Bagayan; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (June 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Iris Lillian (Cowie) Hallaran

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

$nameIRIS LILLIAN (COWIE) HALLARAN November 28, 1915 - November 2, 2015 Our wonderful and daring Iris is off on another new adventure! After a brief illness, Iris departed this life on November 2, 2015 from Arcadia, California. Iris instinctively considered herself a resident of Hawaii, and subsequently a citizen of the world. Iris was born in New Zealand and raised in Tahiti, California, and Utah. She travelled the world throughout her life and loved to share stories about her adventures and her travels. From riding elephants, camels, and ostrich's, to visiting the North and South Poles, riding dog sleds, sleeping in wild Africa with lions outside her tent, and performing in the Grand Canyon and dancing ballet in San Francisco - Iris was always eager to see and do new things. Iris arrived in Honolulu in 1948 and soon met and married her one true love - Pat Hallaran. Together they built and ran the successful restaurant and cottages known as Pat's at Punalu'u. Iris and Pat loved the restaurant, loved the guests, and loved the Hawaiian lifestyle. One of her favorite memories was that of walking out her front door and going for a swim with her neighbors and her German shepherd in the warm waters and tranquil bay. When Pat passed away in 1969, Iris became an adventure traveler - something they had always planned to do as a couple when they retired. Iris was an active member of SCORE in Honolulu, and participated in many charitable organizations throughout her life in Hawaii. Her love of Hawaii never wavered. Iris will be missed, but will never be forgotten. She was a remarkable woman who embraced the Aloha spirit. Thank you to her many friends in Honolulu for your friendship and for those who helped her along the way. A private memorial service will be held for Iris in Hawaii later this month.

EDWIN C. CAZINHA

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

$nameEDWIN C. CAZINHA Age 85, of Kailua, passed away May 24, 2016 in Kailua. Born April 2, 1931 in Honolulu. A Korean War veteran with the 5th Regimental Combat Team and recipient of a Purple Heart and numerous medals. In retirement, he was a member of the 5th Regimental Combat Team Veterans Group serving as President for several years. With 30 years of service, he retired as a Field Engineer from Monroe Business Systems. He is survived by wife, Leatrice; sons, Daryl (Diana), Kenneth (Dana-Ellen), Kurt (Leslie), Todd (Linda); daughter, Donna; brother, John; sister, Edna Rego; 5 grandchildren; 1 great- granddaugher. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (920 Keolu Dr., Kailua), Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

THELMA B. MENDES

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

$nameTHELMA B. MENDES DECEMBER 20, 1918 - MAY 21, 2016 Born to John and Adelaide Botelho, Thelma grew up and spent her early adult years in the Punchbowl area. With her husband John Mendes, their two sons, Tommy and Ronald, they moved to Kaneohe, then added to their family three more children: Mary, Anne-Marie and Darryle. One might remember Thelma as the smiling face behind the counters at Kaneohe Bakery for many years. But the more important jobs she held were being the devoted wife of John for 46 years before his passing, and a nurturing and loving mom to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thelma was a very strong, kind and caring woman and was selfless when it came to her family, always working hard to provide, yet very content with the many blessings God had already given. Thelma was a devoted Catholic and an active member of St. Ann's and then St. Anthony's Church after moving to Kailua. She volunteered at St. Anthony's Outreach Center and in their financial ministry. Also a very active member of the Young Ladies Institute for over 50 years, she served the community and developed life- long friendships that she cherished dearly. She is survived by her sons Tom (Melvine), Darryle (Marcie), daughter Anne-Marie Lum (Mike) and daughter-in-law Francine Mendes, along with 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John, son Ronald and daughter Mary. Her Family is very grateful to Zafira Anhalt and the staff at Kailua Gardens for the loving care they provided during her last two years. Services will be held on Thurs. June 16, 2016 at St. Anthony Church in Kailua, 9:30 am Visitation, 10:30 am Mass. Burial will be at 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Maria (Marisa) Matsumoto

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

$nameMARIA (MARISA) MATSUMOTO Maria (Marisa) Matsumoto passed away on May 23, 2016 at the age of 98. She was born in Fontanafredda, a small town north of Venice, Italy. During World War II she met Paul Matsumoto, a 442nd career soldier, and married him after the war ended. They eventually moved to Hawaii in 1953 when Paul was transferred back home and spent the rest of their lives here. She raised four children Claude, Kika, Paolo and Patrick and is also survived by her grandchildren Kevin and Paul Matsumoto, Robbie Cockrill and great grand daughter Abigail Matsumoto. She was a great cook, seamstress, and had a wonderful singing voice. Marisa will be remembered as an amazing friend, wife, and mother, who, against great adversity fought to protect her family and sacrificed everything for her children. Private Family Mass.

EDWARD MATAO FUJIMORI

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

EDWARD MATAO FUJIMORI Age 96 of Honolulu, passed away May 20, 2016. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii. Retired Assistant Manager for Rattan Art Gallery. Survived by wife, Florence Fujimori; sons, Alan Fujimori, Neal Fujimori; daughters, Sharon Lieberman, Ann Fuller; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Visitation 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 18, 2016 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin (1727 Pali Hwy) Memorial service 5 p.m.; No Flowers; Casual attire. Donation to Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin in memory of Edward Fujimori may be made in lieu of monetary offering.

ALICE CATEEL RAMOS

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

$nameALICE CATEEL RAMOS ALICE CATEEL RAMOS, 84, of Aiea, passed away in Honolulu on May 14, 2016. Born March 27, 1932 in Puunene, Maui. Retired Retail Department Manager of Gibson's Store. She is survived by husband, Augustine "Rocky" Ramos; daughters, Annelle (Albert) Cantere and Alyssa (Art) Elefante; sons Alton (Sandra) Ramos and pre-deceased Austin Ramos; sisters Laura Gonzales of Kohala, HI and Ruth (Mead) Thomas of San Leandro, CA; 5 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 AM June 15 at St. Elizabeth Church-Aiea. Mass 11:00 AM Burial 2:00 PM Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery- Kaneohe. Aloha Attire.

LOUIS “LALOY” M. CALIMPONG

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

$nameLOUIS LALOY M. CALIMPONG Age 82, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 15, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 17, 1933 in Aiea, HI. A veteran of the Korean War & Air Force Reserve. A retired carpenter with the Local 745 Union and City & County of Honolulu Parks & Recreation. He is survived by wife, Mercedes Calimpong; son, Robert Calimpong; daughters, Stephanie Calimpong, Vera (Ernest) Alvarez, Patricia (Gary) Kaopuiki, Rosemary (Frank) Verano, Karen (Wayne) Kaopuiki, Sr., Lois (Bill) Gongob; sister, Vicenta Popa; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. Visitation 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday (June 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m.; Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Friday (June 17) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 10:00 a.m.; Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

ESTANISLAO ACUPAN NACAPUY

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

ESTANISLAO ACUPAN NACAPUY Age 99, of Waialua, HI, passed away May 16, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born November 12, 1916 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters, Encarnacion Nacapuy, Virginia (William) Lagua; grandchildren, Ian Joseph Nacapuy Lagua, Brian Nacapuy Lagua, Warren Nacapuy Lagua. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (June 16) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua). Family program 10:15 a.m. Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

EMILY ETSUKO IGARASHI

Posted On June 11th, 2016 -

EMILY ETSUKO IGARASHI Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 31, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born November 7, 1927 in Kaueleau, HI. She was a retired cafeteria worker from the Department of Education. She is survived by daughters, Oceana Caravallo, Lei (Ricardo) Trinidad, Luanne (John) Barlahan; brothers, Tadayoshi Hara, Takeshi (Jane) Hara; sisters, Gladys Tokuuke, Eva Kobayashi, Lynn Hara; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

DOROTHY CHITOSE UMEBAYASHI

Posted On June 11th, 2016 -

DOROTHY CHITOSE UMEBAYASHI Dorothy Chitose Umebayashi, 98, passed peacefully in Kaneohe on May 14, 2016. During her lifetime she had many professions but was best known for her skills as a seamstress. She is survived by her sons, Roy (Amy), Clyde(Cheryl); daughter, Cynthia Char(Alvin); six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She will be truly missed. Private services were held.

NELLIE FUMIYE TOKUMORI

Posted On June 11th, 2016 -

NELLIE FUMIYE TOKUMORI NELLIE FUMIYE "Grandma Sunshine" TOKUMORI, a retired civil service secretary, passed away on April 22, 2016 in Kaiser Moanalua Hospital at the age of 88. She was born in Honolulu on August 25, 1927. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Tokumori; brothers Robert Murakami and Edward Murakami; sisters Bertha Awaya, Lorraine Horimoto and Jane Guerrero. She is survived by son Donald Tokumori; daughter Ann Miyasato; brother Thomas Murakami, Sisters Leatrice Nagai and Amy Au; and two grandchildren. She will be remembered for her loving heart and gentle soul. Private services.

Leoncia Ramos Antonio

Posted On June 11th, 2016 -

LEONCIA RAMOS ANTONIO Leoncia Ramos Antonio, 88, of Honolulu, a retired laulau maker for Lau Lau Plant Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Santiago "Ago"; son Ferdinand "Fred"; daughters Evelyn Viloria, Josie and Flora Antonio, and Lorie Defiesta; brother Avelino Ramos; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. June 12 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. June 13 at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

George Dominador “Keoki” Palmero

Posted On June 11th, 2016 -

GEORGE DOMINADOR KEOKI PALMERO George Dominador "Keoki" Palmero, died on May 26, 2016 in Stockton, CA. Born in Hawaii, George enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and retired after twenty years. He is survived by his wife Nobuko, children Georgian McNally (Bill), Gaylyn O'Brien (David), George Palmero II (Linda), eight grandchildren, four great -grandchildren, twin sisters Veronica Brown (John) and Bernadette Lalau (Andrew). He is predeceased by his son Greg, parents Anna Stashik and Aguido Palmero, sister Annabelle Gandauli and brother Michael Palmero. George had a passion for sports, music, and a strong pledge to the Knights of Columbus. George proudly served God and Country and will be laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Honolulu, Hawaii. A committal service will be held at Punchbowl on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

RITA KAIKENA TEXEIRA

Posted On June 10th, 2016 -

$nameRITA KAIKENA TEXEIRA Age 95, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 10, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born March 12, 1921 in Waianae, HI. She is survived by sons, Robert (Patricia) Texeira, LeRoy Texeira, Manuel Texeira; daughters, Rita (George) Turqueza, Gwen (Rico) Texeira-Villiarimo; 7 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews & nieces. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (June 14) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m.; Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Larry Gay

Posted On June 10th, 2016 -

$nameLARRY GAY Larry Gay, 92, died June 5, 2016, with his family nearby in Rochester, Minnesota. A funeral mass will be held at Pax Christi Church on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11am with Father Joe Fogal officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery with military honors provided by American legion Post 92. He was born August 10, 1923, in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Emil Daniel and Helen (Mihalich) Gulyassy. He was married to Harriet Albertson (Ripley) Gay who preceded him in death in 2013 at age 90 and they were wed in Paris, France in 1952. His father was a Byzantine Catholic priest ordained in Canada after emigrating from Hungary with his wife to begin a parish in Bridgeport. Larry was an avid linguist, historian, lawyer, businessman, musician, and sports enthusiast. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale in 1946 with a BS in Botany, and Harvard Law School in 1949 JD, magna cum laude. He was editor of the Harvard Law Review in 1948-1949. He served in the US Army as 1st Lt. 1943-1946 as a tank driver but probably was never promoted because he lost a tank later found in North Africa. He began his law practice working for the US High Command in Germany and then returned to New York in 1953 to resume a law practice at the firm of Debevoise, Plimpton, and McClean. He began his business career with Hewitt- Robbins in 1958 before eventually moving to Hawaii in 1967 and became chief financial officer at AMFAC Inc. in Honolulu residing in Kailua, Hawaii where he raised his family and had his home until moving to Rochester in 2013. He was a world travel achieving million-miler status decades ago with many miles still behind a propeller. He was president of the Honolulu symphony from 1974-1978 and later returned to practice law at Goodsill, Anderson, Quinn, and Stifel until 2009. Larry was the eldest and was preceded in death by his parents, sister Martha Brennan (Luke Brennan), brother George Gulyassy, and grand-daughter Nora Elizabeth Gay (Peter and Wendy). He is survived by younger brother Paul Gulyassy (Davis, CA) (June Gulyassy) and Robert Gary (Burbank, CA) and several nieces and nephews. He had four children Noel Laurence (Morgan Hill, CA) father of Larry's grandchildren Dustin Laurence (San Jose, CA) and Josie Basanese (San Jose, CA) (Jeremy Basanese), and great granddaughter Madison Hope Basanese. Noel's wife Kathleen has 3 children Nichole Rhodes, Kurtis Rhodes, Phillip Rhodes. His second son Peter Clement married to Wendy Sue (Erickson) have two children Samuel Laurence (Eagan, MN) and Anna Elise (Ames, Iowa) and grand dog Maxwell aka 'Drop Kick.' His daughters are Marguerite Susan Gulyassy and Georgette Anne Parrish (Boulder, CO) (Martin Parrish) parents of Larry's grand dog Wiki. He was a familiar 'front row' member of Pax Christi Church and resided at Homestead in Rochester. He will be remembered for his special grace, unquestioning love and guidance, and his ability to solve incredibly challenging problems. "I have no idea what to do, let's ask Larry." Much Aloha to great-grandfather, grandfather, father, husband, brother, friend, and mentor. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507)289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com

CONSUELO “CONNIE” SUBIA QUIJANO

Posted On June 10th, 2016 -

$nameCONSUELO CONNIE SUBIA QUIJANO Age 69, of Honolulu, passed away May 29, 2016 in Honolulu. Born May 27, 1947 in Kamakani, Kauai. She was predeceased by brother, John Subia; sister, Peregrina "Tina" (Frank) Guillermo and sister-in-law, Amy Subia. Connie retired from the City & County Prosecutor's office. She is survived by husband, Lucien "Louie" Quijano; son, Lucien John (Teri) Quijano; daughters, Xiara Connie (Zeke) Jasso, Lisa Marie Quijano, Robin Leslie Quijano, Maelyn Rylee Quijano; brothers, Irwin Subia, Donald Subia; sisters, Estrella (Glenn) Decoito, Caroline (Larry) Dupio; sister-in-law, Wanda Subia; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 PM Tuesday June 14 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:00 PM. Casual attire. No flowers please.

James Andrew Kirch

Posted On June 10th, 2016 -

JAMES ANDREW KIRCH James Andrew Kirch, of Kailua, HI, passed away peacefully in his home on May 14, 2016. James was born in Plum, PA on February 29, 1928. As a leap year baby, James often teased how young he was, having a birthday every four years. He graduated from Plum High school, then served in the army during the Korean War, carrying the rank of sergeant when he returned home. At this time James became a pilot, and owned a plane with his brother-in-law Joe Repp. Soon after, James left PA and traveled to Ohio for work, then California, and finally Hawaii in 1968. James joined the International Brick Layers and Allied Craftworkers Union in 1958. After retiring in 1990, James remained active in the union. In 1974 James married Elizabeth Hjorth Doversola, expanding his family to include Elizabeth's children, Stephen Doversola and Amanda Lau. A caring step-father, James loved to cook, and was famous for his mango bread, and the silver dollar pancakes he made the children on Sunday mornings. He taught them both to fish in Lake Wilson, Oahu's only fresh water lake. James is preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Margaret Kirch, one brother, Gerald Kirch, and seven sisters, Genevieve Merryman, Ruth Gromley, Mae Chilton, Dorothy Huntsman, Edna Berger, Margaret Kirch, and Beverly Mantz. He is survived by one brother, Wendell Kirch of Bonifay, FL, his two step children, and many nieces and nephews. James family is searching for his will, if any lawyer has knowledge of it, please send any info to kirchestate@gmail.com.

KE NAM KIM aka KENAM KIM

Posted On June 10th, 2016 -

KE NAM KIM AKA KENAM KIM Kenam "Papa" Kim, 88, born on June 27, 1927 in Honolulu, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2016 at Queen's Medical Center. He will forever be in our hearts. His love of life and importance of family will remain with us and be taught to our future keikis. Kenam "Papa" is survived by the love of his life, best friend and wife for 36+ years, Fran Tokairin. Children: Duke (Cheryl) Kim, Michael (Kim) Bali, Laurel (Ethonne) Morolt, Darrel (Sheral) Bali, Shantell (Chris) Kanehailua Leleo. Grandchildren: Chanceton Kanehailua Bali, Vance (Brianna) Kanehailua Bali, Lauren Morolt Bali, Shazlyn (Christopher) Kanehailua Voss, Lee-Ann Bali, Darrel Bali, Napu Kim, Eric Morales, Tania Morales. Great-Grandchild: Aizlee Bali. Brother: David (Bobbie) Lee. Sister: Jane Gabriel. Numerous nephews and nieces, and grand nephews and grand nieces. His celebration of life services were held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary and the inurnment ceremony at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. We love you Papa!

JAMES JEREMIAH THOMAS BORGES II (JIMMY BORGES)

Posted On June 10th, 2016 -

$nameJAMES JEREMIAH THOMAS BORGES III (JIMMY BORGES) June 1, 1935 - May 30, 2016 James Jeremiah Thomas Borges III died peacefully at his Honolulu home in the arms of his family on May 30, 2016, two days before his 81st birthday. He was born June 1, 1935 on Self Lane in Kalihi. Jimmy attended St. Louis College (known now as St. Louis School) until age 12 when his family moved to Oakland, Calif. There he graduated from St. Elizabeth High School and attended San Francisco State College, gaining football honors at both schools while performing in rallies and competing in various singing competitions in the Bay Area. He also enjoyed a brief career in semi-pro baseball in Oakland. Jimmy's 60-year singing career ran the gamut of intimate jazz clubs in San Francisco, Vancouver and Montreal, to the showrooms, theaters and concert halls of New York, Las Vegas, Rio de Janeiro, Japan and New Zealand. In Hawaii he performed at Knight's Palace in Kalihi and Keone's and Trappers in Waikiki followed by engagements at many other venues and festivals. Known as a "crooner" for his velvety renditions of jazz classics, Jimmy was the only singer ever allowed complete access to Frank Sinatra's musical library of over 2,000 arrangements which were performed with the Honolulu Symphony and Hawaii Pops Orchestras. His film career included episodes of "Hawaii Five-O," "Magnum P.I.," and made-for-television movies. His local television career included hosting his own television show "Honolulu AM," the game show "Let's Go To The Races," and various telethons. His voice was immediately recognizable in many national and local commercials including United Airlines, Sunkist Oranges, Primo Beer and Safeway stores. Throughout his life, Jimmy shared his skills and knowledge, often as a mentor for up-and-coming singers and also gave his time to many nonprofits. He was a Honolulu Police Commissioner and served on the boards of the Institute for Human Services (IHS) and PBS Hawaii. One of Jimmy's last performances was a PBS Hawaii concert produced for his friends so he could tell them his cancer had returned. Three hundred thousand dollars was raised that night to establish the Jimmy Borges Endowed Vocal Scholarship at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The scholarship will be awarded to vocalists from Hawaii high schools. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 33 years Vicki Bergeron-Borges; his loving daughter Steffanie Borges-Juergenson and her devoted husband Randy Juergenson; brothers Allan Borges, Donald Borges and sister Carolyn Borges-Warren; and numerous special nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father James J. Borges, Jr., mother Louise Oku Borges and sister Cynthia Borges. He was previously married to the former Shizuko Yagi, mother of his daughter Steffanie. Visitation will be 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop Street, followed at noon by a funeral Mass. His ashes will be scattered by canoe from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 12, followed by a Celebration of Life in the hotel's Monarch Room from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire is appropriate but the family asks that no shorts or slippers be worn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jimmy Borges Endowed Vocal Scholarship at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Make checks payable to UH Foundation with a note indicating "Jimmy Borges Endowed Scholarship" and mailed to UH Foundation, Attn: Malia Peters, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI, 96828-0270 or online at www.uhfoundation.org/JimmyBorgesEndowedScholarship. Funeral and Mass arrangements are being handled by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, (808) 833-8811. Those interested in signing the guest book electronically may do so at www.ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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