Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Robert “Smackie” Lau

Posted On September 17th, 2016 -

$nameROBERT SMACKIE LAU Of Sacramento, CA, died of Alzheimer's disease on August 27, 2016, at the age of 93. Born in Honolulu, he was a US Army sergeant during WWII in the South Pacific, and retired in 1985 from McClellan AFB in Sacramento after a long career as a radar technician. He is survived by daughters Patricia Lau, Maureen Walthall, Suzanne Krieger, Denise Lau (Joe Cortopassi), and Leilani Lau; grandchildren Lee Walthall, Mikaela Cortopassi, and Colin Cortopassi; siblings Foo Ki Lau, Ngit Moy Goo, and Esther Wilkerson; and many nieces and nephews. No services were held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in his memory.

Louise T Wooden (Price)

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

LOUISE T WOODEN (PRICE) May 26, 2016 Louise T Wooden (Price), 84, a long time resident of Lanikai and Kailua passed peacefully in WA. Louise graduated from Punahou School, Class of 1949. She attended Ohio University and graduated with a degree in Business. Louise was a member of the Lanikai Canoe Club and padded the Molokai Channel two times after age 60. She ran a bed and breakfast for years in Kailua and had many visitors through Friendship Force. She worked as a buyer and in merchandise management in Hawaii. Louise loved to perform volunteer work for many charitable services and Hawaii Theatre; she raised money for the American Cancer Society for many years. She is survived by three daughters, Springy, Diane and Kay and 9 grandchildren. Services Saturday at 9:00 am Lanikai Beach.

MATHILDA M. “KOA” ADOLPHO

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

$nameMathilda M. "Koa" Adolpho April 10, 1926 August 27, 2016 Mathilda M. "Koa" Adolpho, 90 of Kalamaula, Molokai, formerly from Waikane, Oahu, died on Molokai, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu, T.H. and survived by two sons: Warren Moke (Lehua Keli'i) Adolpho; Patrick Hale (Winnie) Adolpho, and 3 daughters: Aloma Ana (Juan-deceased) Eustaquio; Rita M. (Jim) Jaeger (AJ Costanzo II-deceased); Keala M. (Stanley) Penrose; 19 grand-children; 41 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren; sisters: Juliette Kuulei Aukai; Jeanette Leilani Kahalehoe; Louise Haunani (Alexander-deceased) Paleka and Lorraine Ululani (Wayne-deceased) Meyer. Visitation: September 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Mortuary In Kaneohe. Visitation: September 22, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m.; burial: 1:00 p.m at Hawaiian Memorial Mortuary in Kaneohe.

RAYMOND Y. OYAMA

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

$nameRAYMOND Y. OYAMA Raymond Y. Oyama, 86, of Honolulu, retired Lieutenant Colonel with the Hawaii Army National Guard, passed away June 30, 2016 at the Villas at St Francis. He is survived by sister Nancy N Sakamoto, brother David, daughter Pamela S Nakano and son Raymond Jr. Private Services held.

ALICE ALEKA MAKUE

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

ALICE ALEKA MAKUE Alice Aleka Makue, age 86, of Waianae passed away August 19, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. She was born November 27, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, Leonard W. Makue; sons, Leonard Makue Jr., Emmett (Cynthia) Kaulili, Whiston "Biggie" (Regina) Makue, Jack P. (Sharon) Kaulili; sisters, Verna Lou "Ulu" Iha, Hannah McKeague; 26 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., Monday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 7:00 p.m.; Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Sept. 20) at Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m.; Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

FLORA A. PORTER

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

FLORA A. PORTER Flora A. Porter, 90 died peacefully at her home in Kailua. She was a graduate of the University of Redlands with a music and education degree. She taught kindergarten for many years. She was 1st chair Oboe in the all women Orchestra in Long Beach, CA. She was married to the late Robert F. Porter, retired Sgt. Major, USMC for 65 years. After many duty stations they ended up in Hawaii where she was voted Military Wife of the Year. She was a Red Cross volunteer and a volunteer at The Shriner's Hospital for Crippled children for many years. Flora is a Past Queen of The Daughters of the Nile, Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and Mother Advisor for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls for many years. She is survived by 3 children, Lloyd Porter, David Porter and Debbie Honea married to Bob Honea. (Mom's Buddy). 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, including triplets.

JUDITH TOYOKO MIYASHIRO

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

JUDITH TOYOKO MIYASHIRO Funeral service for the late Judith Toyoko Miyashiro, 77- year-old, Honolulu, HI born resident of Gardena, who passed away on July 31, 2016, was held on Wednesday, September 14, at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific "Punchbowl". She is survived by her loving children, Ruby Asahina and Wendel (Diane) Miyashiro of CA; grandsons, Robert and Dustin Miyashiro of CA; Andrew (Nei) and Aaron Asahina of Japan; great-granddaughter, Yuine Asahina of Japan; mother, Dorothy Van Treese; sister, Wenonah (Masa) Kina; brothers, Alvin (Cheryl) and Steven (Lisa) Van Treese, Ronald (Lolita) and Xavier (Dawn) Ikei; she is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives here and in California. www.fukuimortuary.com 213-626-0441

HENRY KOMOMUA KA’AHA’AINA

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

HENRY KOMOMUA KA'AHA'AINA Age 82, of Waianae, HI, passed away August 15, 2016 in Waianae, HI. Born March 18, 1934 in Waianae, HI. He was retired from Barbers Point and Sheraton Makaha. He is survived by wife, Ethel Ka'aha'aina; sons: Randie (Derinda) Ka'aha'aina, Rickie (Bobbie) Ka'aha'aina; daughters, Ramona Ka'aha'aina, Regina (Nelson) Armitage, Sr.; brother, Andre (Betty Ann) Ka'aha'aina; sister- in-law, Sterling Ka'aha'aina; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Monday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Vivian Susan Souza Wilebski

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

VIVIAN SUSAN SOUZA WILEBSKI Vivian Susan Souza Wilebski, 65, formerly from Kailua went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born in Honolulu, HI on April 26, 1951. She is survived by brother John (Lorna) Souza, sister Shirley (Tom) Mori, half siblings Vernie, Cindy, Robert, Eva, and Terry Nutt. Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 10AM-2PM on the grounds of the Haleiwa Jodo Mission located at 66-279A Haleiwa Road. Private burial will be held at a later date.

James A. Wagner

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

$nameJames A. Wagner, December 14, 1944 - September 2, 2016 Jim Wagner, beloved husband, father, friend, and gifted attorney, died on September 2, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born in Akron, Ohio to Philip and Betty Wagner, Jim joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and completed his Navy career aboard the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, during which time he also earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Jim received his law degree in 1974 from the University of Akron School of Law, returned to Hawaii, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar Association in the same year. In a four-decade-long legal career, Jim built a reputation as a pre-eminent bankruptcy lawyer. He handled some of the highest profile and complex corporate bankruptcies filed in the State. Listed in the Best Lawyers in America from 1987 to the present, Jim was the only private attorney from Hawaii to be honored as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Active in the community, Jim was a founding director and vice president of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii (1984-1987). Kitty Lagareta, a founding director and first executive coordinator for the Ronald McDonald House, praised Jim's volunteer leadership. "Jim and Pattie Wagner were dedicated volunteers from the early days of planning until long after the opening of Hawaii's Ronald McDonald House. In all honesty, we might not have a 'home away from home for critically ill children and their families' without Jim's extraordinary volunteer leadership during the acquisition of the property. He secured a conditional use permit -- which was withdrawn then reinstated due to his diligence -- allowing us to proceed with creating Hawaii's Ronald McDonald House." Jim was also a director and president of the Friends of the Children's Justice Center (Children's Alliance of Hawaii) (1983-2003), board member of St. Francis School (2011-2014), and a member of the finance committee at Sacred Heart Church (2009-2016). In 1975, Jim met the lovely Patricia Akana, the love of his life for 40 years. A devoted family man, he enjoyed not only coaching his children's soccer and baseball teams, but also serving as an umpire or referee for other community teams. When the last child left for college, Jim once again resumed his passion for golf, and in his later years he and Pattie enjoyed his other interests of traveling and attending theater, opera and symphony performances. Jim is survived by his wife Pattie, daughter Jennifer Lee (Marian) Czerwinski, son Matthew (Pamela) Wagner, son James "Koa" (Jenny) Wagner, and seven grandchildren: Jacob, Micaela, Michelle, Kawai, Kapili, David and Ben. Jim is also survived by four of six siblings, all from Ohio: brothers Richard, William (Laura) Wagner, Michael (Linda) Wagner; and sister Patricia (Clyde) Bailey. Visitation: 4 p.m., September 22 at Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu. Mass: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Inurnment at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl Crater. September 23, 11:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii or the International Myeloma Foundation.

Edward F. Wright

Posted On September 14th, 2016 -

$nameEDWARD F. WRIGHT Edward F. Wright was born on February 23, 1967 in Fort Irwin, San Bernardino, CA. Ed was survived by his wife of 14 year, Jenny Wright; five children: Astacia Wright, Sarah Machado, Johnny Pepper, Andrea Lahr and Garrett Lahr; and five Grandchildren. Ed was a big kid so full of life. We will miss and never forget him. A memorial will be held on Friday, 9/16/16 at 4:30pm, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness 221 Hualani St., Kailua, HI 96734.

THOMAS A. BATALON, “TOM”

Posted On September 12th, 2016 -

THOMAS A. BATALON, TOM Thomas A. Batalon died at Bloomington Hospital, with loving family at his side, on September 4, 2016, at the age of 72. Online condolences may be sent to Tom's family at www.allencares.com

SEGUNDO PADILLA MAPILI, SR.

Posted On September 12th, 2016 -

$nameSEGUNDO PADILLA MAPILI, SR. Age 101, of Honolulu, passed away August 7, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born June 1, 1915 in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Nelly Mapili; sons, Roger Mapili, Segundo (Gloria) Mapili, Jr.; daughters, Imelda Campos, Editha (Jorge) Yeban, Corazon (Rustico) Flores, Marinel Abellada; 29 grandchildren; 54 great- grandchildren; 5 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 PM Friday September 16 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 PM; Visitation also 10:00 AM Saturday September 17 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403A California Avenue, Mass, 11:00 AM. Burial 12:30 PM at Mililani Memorial Park.

TRANQUILINO “JUGHEAD” PASCUAL, SR.

Posted On September 12th, 2016 -

TRANQUILINO JUGHEAD PASCUAL, SR. Age 87, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away August 2, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born July 6, 1929 in Waialua, HI. Retired painter from Schofield Barracks and a member of the Fil-Am Bowling League. He is survived by children, Michael Alan (Leslie) Pascual, Peter Calle Pascual, Calvin Tommy (Nancy) Pascual, Tranquilino Pascual, Jr., Jesse Dave Pascual, Taro Don Pascual, Theresaann (Bradley Sr.) Pascual-Kiszer, Steven James Pascual, Connie Lisa Pascual-McNamara; sisters, Juanita Pascual Ladon Ito, Carlena "Carol" Pascual Kuni; 9 grandchildren, 9 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (Sept. 19) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ALLEN R. WEHR

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$nameALLEN R. WEHR July 2 2016 Allen Wehr 93, of Honolulu, a retired printer, died at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai and moved to Oahu at an early age. He loved Waikiki beach and started surfing when he was six and continued into his 80's. He lived most of his life in the Diamond Head area near the ocean. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, attended the University of Hawaii and was an avid UH football fan. He was a combat veteran of World War II. After the war he lived in Paris for a year and was in charge of security for the U.S ambassador. He was a devoted husband and father and will truly be missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Rose Wong Wehr, his son Wayne Wehr, his daughter Wanda Wehr, his daughter Wendy Petersen, son in law Pete Petersen, grandson William Allen Glisson and his two dogs Lily and Sammy. Private services.

Wattie Rhoda Kahaialiikapu Char-Olson

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$nameWATTIE RHODA KAHAIALIIKAPU CHAR-OLSON Born: February 26, 1940 and Entered Eternal Life on August 18, 2016. She was 76 years old. She was the only child of Alfred Fo Char and Wattie Rhoda Kahaialiikapu Holt. She attended St. Andrew's Priory until 11 th grade and graduated from Farrington High School. After graduation, she attended and graduated from Kapi'olani Technical School. She worked in Sears gift wrapping before working as a Service Associate at Sears Service Center on Pa'a Street for more than 30 years. She was a beautiful hula dancer and loved everything Hawaiian especially traditional Hawaiian music. She had numerous friends among Hawaiian musicians and entertainers and help support the efforts of many halau hula. Her thoughtfulness and generosity were an integral part of her upbringing and personality. Those who knew and loved her share in this tremendous loss. She is survived by her husband, Franklin M. Palani Olson; numerous cousins, and brothers-and sisters-in-law. Services at Borthwick Mortuary Mauna Kea Chapel on Saturday, September 17 from 9AM. Aloha attire.

Robert “Bob” Paul Freitas, Sr.

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$nameROBERT BOB PAUL FREITAS, SR. Robert Paul Freitas, Sr., a resident of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away Friday, August 5, 2016; born in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 4, 1929. Bob graduated from Kaimuki High School in 1949.During this time, Bob was the band leader and trumpet player of "Bones & the Skeletons" and headed up the team squad for the Kaimuki Cheerleaders. He was the Owner and President of Robert P. Freitas Enterprises, Inc., dba Construction Materials in Honolulu since 1971. After serving his country for 28 years, Bob retired from the Air National Guard as Sergeant First Class (E7) in December 1989. He was the "King of Poker" for many years and known for telling jokes. He was a member of Hope Chapel's Time Setters. Bob is preceded by his wife, Florence Freitas of 56 years and son Robert Freitas, Jr. He is survived by his sister, Pearl Jackson, sons Rockland "Rocky" Freitas, Troy Freitas, Steven "Kuni" Freitas, Ryan Gilla and Lyle Freitas, daughter Olympia Freitas, and four grandchildren, Rockland Freitas, Jr., Dezmond Gilla, Brittany Sekiya and Mikaela Freitas. Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Service to begin at 10:30 a.m., with burial to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

ETHEL YOSHIKO TOMITAGAWA SUE

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

ETHEL YOSHIKO TOMITAGAWA SUE Age 93, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 31, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born January 3, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. She was retired from the Del Monte Corporation. She is survived by son, Sanford Sue; daughter, Sandra Iida; 4 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren. Private services.

RICHARD LEONARD MENDEZ

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$nameRICHARD LEONARD MENDEZ Age 69, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away September 4, 2016 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. A U. S. Army Veteran and a retired Federal Fire Captain. Survivors: son, Ricky Mendez; daughters, Michelle Hogan, Janel Ramsbottom, Heather Sanchez, Kristi Mendez; Companion, Sharon Soares; brothers, Henry Lopez and George Lopez; sister, Dolores Evans; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (09/22/2016) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae, Hawaii; Service 10 a.m.; Committal service 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Online condolences at www.leewardfuneralhome.com. Aloha Attire.

Joe Carroll Tacker

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$nameJOE CARROLL TACKER Joe Carroll Tacker died on August 27th, 2016 after a short illness at the age of 91. Joe and his wife, Marilyn had been residents of the Monterey area since 1979 living in Carmel, Carmel Valley, New Monterey and Skyline Forest, all California. Joe was an active member and former president of Toastmasters Club 2032 at the Naval Postgraduate School, a retired Lieutenant Commander, Naval Aviator, US Navy and retired Captain with Hawaiian Airlines. He was particularly proud of his service as Foreman of the 1999 Monterey Grand Jury. A tuba player since the age of 14 he played in various bands and ensembles locally and in Hawaii. He enjoyed his teaching of low brass at the Prunedale Cristian Academy. Some of his private students made him very proud. Joe was born in Corinth, Mississippi and after graduating from High School in 1942 went to work for Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co. in Baltimore, MD. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served as assistant navigator and helmsman on the highly decorated U.S.S. Buchanan, DDF484. The day the war was over his orders for flight training arrived. Upon completion he was commissioned as a Naval Aviator. During the Korean War he was reactivated where he had the coveted duty of flying various admirals around the country. He continued to serve in the Navy Reserve in Hawaii as the commander of his reserve unit. Joe attended Muhlenberg University in Allentown, PA, the University of Hawaii, and Monterey Peninsula College. In 1957 Joe started judging American Kennel Club dog shows and with the help of his wife and great dog show judges like Derek Rayne he became one of only 20 AKC All Breed judges in 1991. Joe is survived by his wife Marilyn. Marilyn and Joe were married in 1950 in Honolulu. They have two children, Trula of Golden Valley, AZ and Peter of Thousand Oaks, CA and a granddaughter Elise Hegstrom of Boise, ID. A private "Celebration of Life" party will be held at a future date. Paul's Mortuary in Pacific Grove, California is handling the immediate arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Youth Music Monterey County. (http://www.youthmusicmonterey.org).

PORTIA YIM ROSEHILL

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$namePORTIA YIM ROSEHILL Passed away on April 11, 2016. Born in Honolulu, T.H., on December 9, 1925, to Emma Ai Chang and Sam Whiting Yim, Portia was one of six children. She grew up in Liliha and attended the Kamehameha Schools (Class of 1943), where she met and later married W. Norman Rosehill, Jr. Together, they moved to Kahala, and reared three children; Stefany, Kekaulike and Stacy. After retiring as a civilian employee from the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, Portia became an ambassador for Seawind Tours & Travel, Inc. She spent the last 28 years imparting her knowledge, wisdom and passion for travel to everyone she met. She was devoted to her family and friends and proud of their accomplishments and probably best known for her eagerness to share stories of her 90 years with all who would listen. Portia enjoyed entertaining and derived great pleasure in cooking for others. She was a skilled flower arranger and somewhat of a fashionista and she maintained her own sense of style throughout her life. Portia is survived by daughters Stefany Wallach and Stacy Rosehill-Baker, and son Kekaulike Rosehill and his husband, Kevin Kelly; sister, Betty Shodahl; grandchildren, Shelby Schultz, Shawna Wallach and Quinn Baker; and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Elizabeth and Catherine Schultz. Services will be at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel on Saturday, September 17th. Visitation is at 1:00 p.m. and Services are at 2:00 p.m. Aloha attire is requested. Leis/ loose flowers are welcome and will accompany Portia's cremated remains at a private, ocean ceremony later that day.

PATRICK VEA SAGUIBO

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

PATRICK VEA SAGUIBO Age 57, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 12, 2016 in Waianae, HI. Born October 18, 1958 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a laborer for the Laborer International Union of North America - Local 368. He is survived by wife, Belen Dacuycuy Saguibo; son, Errick D. Saguibo; daughter, Kathleen D. (CJ Robinson) Saguibo; mother, Margarita Saguibo; brothers, Ben (Eleanor) Saguibo, Donald (Luvi) Saguibo, Antonio (Ellen) Saguibo, Sr., Juan Saguibo, Robert (Elydia) Saguibo, Lolito (Nenita) Saguibo Sr.; sisters, Evelyn (Isitolo) Oloa, Margielyn (Marc) Matsumoto, Perlita (Kazumi) Ikemura; grandchild, Kourtney Saguibo Robinson. Visitation 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 15) at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani). Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

WYTHE EDWARD BRADEN

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$nameWYTHE EDWARD BRADEN, a resident of Kailua, passed away on August 27 after a sudden illness at the age of 61. Born on February 7, 1955, in Tokyo, Japan, he was the son of William E. Braden and Sonoyo (Matsuda) Braden. He attended the American School in Japan and Konawaena High School before graduating from Choate Rosemary Hall. Following which, he attended Dartmouth College (BA) and the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (MALD). He worked for J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley in New York City and Tokyo as a vice president in the investment banking division. He started his own business, Pacifica Group Inc., based in Hawaii in 1995. He retired in 2015 and was happily pursuing his favorite activities of tennis and woodworking. He loved playing tennis at the Kailua Recreation Center with friends and was also a member of the Kailua Racquet Club. Wythe was known for creating furnishings and household objects from reclaimed wood and was always glad to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors when their projects required his expertise. He is survived by his wife, Marcia (McCrea) Braden, his children from his first marriage, Katherine W. Braden, of Honolulu, and Wythe W. Braden, of Boulder, Colorado, two stepsons, Roarke Clinton, of San Francisco, California, and Connor Clinton, of Washington, DC, his sister Amy Braden (husband Terry, children Whitney, Blake, and Prescott Horn) of Great Neck, New York, his brothers Robert F. Braden, of Honolulu, and William S. Braden (wife Virginia, child Sam Pastore-Braden), of Kaneohe. There will be a private Celebration of Life service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blood Bank Hawaii or Hospice Hawaii. We will always carry your memory in our hearts.

HARRY M. FUJIWARA

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

$nameHARRY M. FUJIWARA Harry Masayoshi Fujiwara, 82 of Jefferson City, Tennessee, formerly of Honolulu, went to be with the Lord on August 28, 2016. He was born on May 4, 1934, and was best known as WWE wrestler "Mr. Fuji." Harry is preceded in death by his parents, Yoshito and Hatsuyo Fujiwara and sister, Isobel Ono. He is survived by children, Tyran Wong, Teri (Peter) Deptula, Tami (Brian) Fujiwara-Nelson, Kimberly Brewster, Toni Well, Kelli (Chris) Fujiwara Sloan and Kevin (Kesha) Fujiwara; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Harry was a 50th State Big Time Wrestler, WWE Hall of Famer and a five time World Tag Team Champion. He will be remembered for his charismatic personality, generous heart and infectious smile. Harry was a true legend and a fiercely loyal friend to many. A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on September 17, 2016, at Punahou School's Thurston Memorial Chapel. Refreshments to follow in the Punahou Chapel courtyard. Aloha attire. No flowers.

ANDRES D. GASPAR

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

ANDRES D. GASPAR Age 78, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 11, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 18, 1937 in Cabungaan, Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Perpetua Gaspar; sons, Dennis (Marlyn) Gaspar, Francis (Aileen) Gaspar; daughter, Beatriz (Steven) Croll; sister, Francisca Manibog; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Prayer service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 15) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

WALTER C. J. PANG

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

WALTER C. J. PANG Walter Chong Jock Pang, 89, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Aug 26, 2016. Born and raised in Honolulu, he served in the U.S. Army before graduating from UH-Manoa. He worked in insurance and real estate sales, as a stockbroker, and in investments. An avid golfer and longtime member of the Mid-Pacific Country Club, Walter was a UH sports fan and watched many sports in person and on TV. He kept up with current events and the financial markets through the newspaper, magazines, TV and the Internet. A president and active board member of the Ling Hou Hing Pang Society, he enjoyed spending time and traveling with his family. Remembered as cheerful and for welcoming family and friends into his home. We will miss his bright and warm smile. Walter is survived by his wife Carol, sons Jayson (Leslie) and Clesson and daughters Colleen Pang-Wong (Max Yoshikawa) and Jeaneen Baggett (David), brother Herbert, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Nuuanu Mortuary on Sunday, Sept 18. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. (no flowers, no monetary offerings please). Private burial at Punchbowl.

ANN NORIKO HISAMOTO

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

ANN NORIKO HISAMOTO Age 55, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 3, 2016 in Mililani, HI. Born December 10, 1960 in Wahiawa, HI. She was a Human Resources manager at Par Hawaii Refining and former Chief Operating Officer at Cades Schutte. She is survived by husband, Wayne T. Hisamoto; daughters, Chelsey Hisamoto, Liane Hisamoto Lindsey Hisamoto; mother, Edith Saito Gima; sisters, Faith (Richard) McFatridge, Naomi (Dean) Masuno; brother, Floyd (Donna) Masukawa. Visitation 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday (Sept. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

LILLIAN LAI ING YAMAMOTO

Posted On September 11th, 2016 -

LILLIAN LAI ING YAMAMOTO Lillian Lai Ing Yamamoto, age 91, of Pearl City, HI passed away August 30, 2016 in Aiea, HI. She was born January 9, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughters, Lilette Yamamoto Subedi, Melanie Yamamoto; hanai daughter, Heidi Young Buckner (Les); grandson, Stephan Subedi; 2 granddaughters;1 great-grandson. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 15) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); memorial service 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

WILLIAM “RANDY” PIENA

Posted On September 10th, 2016 -

WILLIAM RANDY PIENA Age 81, of Kapolei, HI, passed away August 12, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born September 16, 1934 in Makena, Maui, HI. He was a Marine veteran who served in the Korean war and Vietnam war. He was retired from the Chevron Refinery and was member of the Lanai Reunion Committee, Waialua Lions Club, and the Waialua Little League. He is survived by sons, Random (Debbie) Harvest, William (Ana) Piena, Jr., Melvin Lantaka; daughters: JoAnne (Fa'a) Sipili Natalie (Mark) Okouchi; brothers, Harold Piena, Clarence Piena; sisters, Jean Piena, Eunice Kasaoka; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 14) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; eulogy 11:00 a.m, funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

WILLIAM “RANDY” PIENA

Posted On September 10th, 2016 -

WILLIAM RANDY PIENA Age 81, of Kapolei, HI, passed away August 12, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born September 16, 1934 in Makena, Maui, HI. He was a Marine veteran who served in the Korean war and Vietnam war. He was retired from the Chevron Refinery and was member of the Lanai Reunion Committee, Waialua Lions Club, and the Waialua Little League. He is survived by sons, Random (Debbie) Harvest, William (Ana) Piena, Jr., Melvin Lantaka; daughters: JoAnne (Fa'a) Sipili Natalie (Mark) Okouchi; brothers, Harold Piena, Clarence Piena; sisters, Jean Piena, Eunice Kasaoka; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 14) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; eulogy 11:00 a.m, funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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