Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

WALTER J. LASSEN

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 WALTER J. LASSENWALTER J. LASSEN Walter “Wally” J. Lassen, 96, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away surrounded by his family, July 5, 2014. Wally is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dolores Lassen, children; Christian Riese Lassen, Ronald Lassen-predeceased, Dianne Winter, step-daughters; Stephanie Capllonch and Melanie Gambrell; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Wally was previously married to the late Carol Lassen. Wally was born to Freda and Christian Lassen, Jan. 23, 1918, in Tomoles, Ca. where he was raised with his three sisters. He moved to Maui in the 1960’s and later lived in Honolulu. Wally proudly served in the US Navy as Chief Gunner’s Mate during World War II aboard the USS Missouri, and was honored to witness the historic signing of the “Japanese Instrument of Surrender”. Wally was the last surviving crew member of the “Mighty Mo” residing in Hawaii. Wally’s life was well lived and well loved. His bright spirit, charismatic wit, and perpetual kindness will be missed. Aloha Wally. Services to be held Wednesday, July 16th, 12:00 pm, Valley of the Temples Chapel, Kaneohe. Donations may be made to the USS Missouri Memorial Association.

CHARLOTTE KAU AKAMU

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 CHARLOTTE KAU AKAMUCHARLOTTE KAU AKAMU Charlotte Kau Akamu, 90, passed away surrounded by family at her home in Kaimuki on June 11. She lived in Honolulu most of her life and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Charlotte was the loving and devoted wife of Eugene Akamu (June 1916- Sept 2005). Charlotte’s great passions in life were spending time with family, ballroom dancing and taking memorable trips, especially to Las Vegas. Charlotte’s beauty, vivacious spirit and feisty nature will be greatly missed. She was truly the life of the party and a great sport. Children: Charlene Cohen (Marty), Patti-Gene Berry (July 1951-Aug 2003), Pamela Olivas (Raymond), and Wayne Akamu. Grandchildren: Mei Wah Akamu Watson, Natalie Watson Castillo (Frank), and David Watson. Great Grandson: Andrew Mareko. A private celebration of Charlotte’s life was held. A second service will be held later in the year. Online condolences can be made at https://akamu.shutterfly.com

Richard Joseph “Rich” Cordeiro

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

Sierra Exif JPEGRICHARD JOSEPH RICH CORDEIRO November 2, 1936 – June 21, 2014 Richard Joseph “Rich” Cordeiro, 77, of Wilhelmina Rise, retired Master Chief Quartermaster, Navigation Instructor, Defense Technical Writer, Small Business Owner, dedicated Barbershop Singer, and lifelong devoted Husband, Father, and Friend passed away in the wee hours of Saturday, June 21, 2014. Completing a late night game of backgammon with his wife only two hours earlier, he truly lived until he died! Rich will be remembered by his wife Alyse; his four adult children; Linda, Rich Jr., Michael, Melanie and their spouses; their mother Madeleine; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson; as well as the personnel under his command, students encouraged by his tutelage; and the many riser mates and audience members that were oft bemused & amused by his antics. Rich touched a multitude of lives with his humor, his insight, his honesty, and his deep compassion. He will be greatly missed. Rich’s Remembrance Service will be aboard the USS Missouri on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 3PM, Aloha attire. Shuttles will run from the Arizona/Bowfin parking lot to the Missouri from 2PM until 2:45PM. In order to accurately provide sufficient shuttles to the battleship, please email to RichCordeiroRemembrance@yahoo.com if you plan to attend and the number in your party. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that honorariums be made to the Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus, the Hawaii Foodbank, or to any charity of your choice.

ROCHELLE “SHELLY” SYPOWICZ

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 ROCHELLE SYPOWICZROCHELLE SHELLY SYPOWICZ Rochelle “Shelly” Sypowicz, loving wife, mother, grand- mother, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. She is survived by her son, Russell (Angela), and grandson, Noah. Rochelle was born in Bronx, NY on April 19, 1947. She worked in the promotions department of the New York Times Newspaper prior to moving to Hawaii in 1986. Her career continued with the State Department of Education, where she worked as a clerk typist and crossing guard. She cherished her close friends at Waikiki Elementary School, where she worked for a number of years until her retirement. She volunteered her time with a variety of youth sports organizations as well as with the Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus. A memorial service and lunch is scheduled for friends and family on Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 am at Waikiki Elementary School.

Thalia Batta Word

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

THALIA BATTA WORD May 15, 2014 Thalia Batta Hettema Word, passed away on May 15, 2014. She was born August 22, 1920 in Rochester, New York and traveled to Honolulu at age two. She grew up in Honolulu and Hilo and graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of ’38. After the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, she rolled bandages with other volunteers and worked as a supply clerk at Hickam AAFB during the war. She met her husband during the war and they were married in Lima, Peru, during his assignment there as Marine attache’. Follow on assignments were to MCAS Ewa, Santa Ana, CA, Norfolk, VA, and MCAS Kaneohe. In 1955, the family moved into their longtime home located at Wilikoki Place, Kailua. She worked at Kailua High School as a substitute teacher and secretary. After retiring, she enjoyed a quiet life at home and spent time with her grand- children and great grand children, plants, flowers and her cat. She was preceded in death by brothers Oscar and Myron (Mike) and sister Tress, her husband of 43 years, LtCol William E. Word, USMC Ret. and son, Chief Petty Officer John Wallace Word, USN Ret. She is survived by her children Kenneth, Leslie, Ross, Sydney, and John’s wife Jonelle, 13 grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Windward United Church of Christ, 12 noon to 1 p.m., services at 1 p.m. Private scattering of ashes at Kalama Beach on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

JOHN MICHAEL OHELO

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 JOHN MICHAEL OHELO #2JOHN MICHAEL OHELO John Michael Ohelo, 53, of Honolulu entered heaven on June 5, 2014 into the loving arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ. John is survived by his loving mother, Barbara Hagopian Ohelo, his daughters, Aesha Ohlelo, Lehiwa Ohelo, Kawahine Ohelo, Lehua Ohelo, grandson Keola Ohelo-Dudoit and step- mother Joanne Ohelo. He will also be deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Fresno, California and Hawaii. Pre-deceased by his father John “Menehune” Ohelo. John was known for his natural charm, kind heart, his giving spirit and was a true friend to everyone he met. He loved good food and especially his mother’s Armenian Pilaff. He found great pleasure in singing and playing Hawaiian music with friends. He was also a master carpenter. His hobbies included, biking, surfing, skate boarding and weight-lifting. John’s ashes, along with his father’s, will be scattered at a later date.

CLARA-JOYCE PUANANI OLDS

Posted On July 13th, 2014 -

7-13 647915   CLARA-JOYCE OLDSCLARA-JOYCE PUANANI OLDS July 10, one year flying with angels. Always in our thoughts. Miss you forever love Mark & the Kids

SUMIE SAKATA

Posted On July 12th, 2014 -

SUMIE SAKATA Age 94, of Waialua, HI, passed away June 2, 2014 in Aiea. Born August 26, 1919 in Kawailoa, HI. Sumie was retired from the Quarter Master Laundry. She is survived by son, Glenn (Gail) Sakata; daughter, Wendy Sakata; brother, Mitsuo (Tessie) Kagehiro; sister, Kinuko Ishii; 3 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren; caregivers, Carl & Tessie Rodriguez. Private services were held.

MARCELA G. CORREA

Posted On July 12th, 2014 -

MARCELA G. CORREA Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 24, 2014 in Waipahu, HI. Born June 28, 1925 in Cando City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She retired from the Dole Plantation and Hawaii Food Products. She is survived by daughter, Rosemarie G. (Jesus) Correa; grandchildren, Justin, Nicholas, Jaime, Nicole, Jessica, Clifford III, Michele. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 16) at Immaculate Conception Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

KAZUE OUCHI

Posted On July 12th, 2014 -

KAZUE OUCHI Recently from Arcadia, Calif. and formerly of Hawai Kai, Honolulu, passed away on June 21 from natural causes. A private service was held at Fukui Mortuary in Los Angeles. Donations can be sent to the San Diego Humane Society.

OK SOON “SUSANNA” CHOI

Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

OK SOON SUSANNA CHOI Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away July 5, 2014 at Leahi Hospital. Born June 27, 1931 in Kang Won, South Korea. She is survived by son, Chi Man (Chu Ja) Choi; daughter, Unhee (Chang Ho) Kwak; brother, Sung Tae Kim; sisters, Young Ja Kim, Myung Ja Kim, Soon Hee Kim; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday 7/15 at Korean Catholic Church-Hawaii, 2949 Kahawai Street; Mass 11:00 a.m.

PEARL “PEARLIE” YOUNG CASTILLO

Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

PEARL PEARLIE YOUNG CASTILLO Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away June 25, 2014 in Honolulu. Born September 1, 1928 in Honolulu. Member of Legion of Mary. She is survived by sons, Steven (Cathaline) Castillo, Clyde Castillo, Erick Castillo of Houston, Texas; daughter, Charlene Roberts of Kentucky; brother, Dennis Young; sister, Audrey Young Sunada; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grand- children; 3 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7/16 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday 7/17 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Rd., Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

FRANCIS AKIRA SHIOTANI

Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

FRANCIS AKIRA SHIOTANI 84, of Mililani, a retired CPA, died on July 4, 2014. He was born on September 11, 1929 in Papaikou. He is survived by wife, Edith; sons, Dwight, Eric and Andrew; grandchildren, Shaun, Kyle, Ashley and Christy; sisters, Norma and Elsie, and brother, Barney. Private services.

Isaac Itsuo Tsuruda

Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

ISAAC ITSUO TSURUDA Age 51 , a technician at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, passed away on March 20, 2014 in Port Orchard, WA. He was born in Honolulu, HI on June 2, 1962. He is survived by his wife, Jana; daughters, Hayly, Carly and Sydney; parents, Thomas and Elaine; brother, Michael; sister, Amy; and many nieces and nephews. Service on July 18, at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road. Visitation at 4 p.m. Service at 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

JOHN WHITE CATER

Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

7-11 JOHN WHITE CATERJOHN WHITE CATER John White Cater of Kaimuki died in the Queens Medical Center on June 25, 2014. An avid surfer, he took off on his Aloha Wave surrounded by loved ones-his wife Virginia (Ginny) Meade, his godson, Steven DiMauro, and some of his dearest, closest extended family. He was 82. John was born in London. He spent his early school years in England, Connecticut, and Italy with his beloved Mom, then earned an engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal. From there, John went to New York City, and spent his young-man days gravitating between his grandfather’s upper class living, and his “friend of the beats” West Side buddies. In an East Side movie house, John saw the surfing film “Endless Summer”, headed to Hawaii to see what it was all about, and in 1968 he fell in love with the ocean, the sport, and the islands. He stayed for the rest of his life. John fully embraced the culture, the community and the aloha of Hawaii, learning some of the language, singing Hawaiian songs, and becoming a hanai child of the aina. He became a proficient surfer, winning many Hawaiian amateur contests, and becoming a Grand Master and Legend in his 60’s. He finally hung up his board at the age of 75. A computer programmer in the field’s early days, he took a break from so much work, entered the newly-established William S. Richardson School of Law, and earned a J.D. with the historic first graduating class in 1976. After passing the Hawaii Bar, he also passed the California Bar under his firm belief that you can always use another ticket. He continued to practice law in Hawaii until his retirement from the State ADLRO as an administrative hearing officer in 2007. In addition to his loving wife, John is survived by his brother Martin (Cindy) Cater of Cheltenham, UK, brother-in-law James Meade of Buffalo, NY, numerous nieces and nephews, and a far-reaching, large, and many-branched extended family. Fiercely loyal, loving and giving, deeply caring for his family and friends, John donated his body to the John A. Burns School of Medicine for teaching and research. An ocean paddle out of flowers and blessing will be held at Kuhio Beach on Sunday, July 27, at 7:30am. Loose flowers and hearts full of aloha are welcome.

Michele “Mike” Fiore Salta

Posted On July 11th, 2014 -

7-11 MIKE SALTAMIKE SALTA, LEGENDARY CAR DEALER, ENTREPRENEUR AND PHILANTHROPIST, DIES AT 91 Michele “Mike” Fiore Salta, a visionary car dealer and entrepreneur who was one of the country’s first “mega” car dealers and owned as many as 24 car dealerships simultaneously along the West Coast and Hawaii, died on July 8, 2014 at age 91, peacefully at his home in Indian Wells, Calif. Salta was brought into the world by midwife at the home of Giovanni and Marietta Saltalamacchia in Portland, Ore., on April 15, 1923. The youngest in a large family, Mike was known simply as “Babe” to his siblings. He later attributed much of his success in the business world to hard lessons learned alongside his father, who sold produce door-to-door from a horse-drawn cart. Salta graduated from high school in Portland and attended the University of Portland. During World War II, he enlisted in the Coast Guard and served as a Pharmacist Mate. With money saved upon discharge, coupled with sizable loan from his father, Salta purchased his first car, a Mercury, which he sold before he could even finish its first proper detailing. Encouraged by the sale, he bought two more cars and sold them, which ultimately led to opening two of his own used car lots while also managing the interest of a local dealer’s expansion into Utah. In 1955, Salta opened his first new car dealership in Long Beach, Calif., and before long, Salta Pontiac was the largest Pontiac dealership west of the Mississippi, and one of the largest in the country, and became a landmark in the city. As Salta was looking to expand his ownership of new vehicle dealerships, he created his management company, M. F. Salta Company Inc., in 1959. This holding company also brought a comprehensive approach to his business by managing and supplying the supporting services needed to operate his dealerships. To that end, Salta created his own advertising agency, insurance agency, tax and audit department, and computer/IT department. Separate companies were also created to sell automobile service contracts, life insurance policies, financing and leasing options, and to purchase commercial real estate so he would own his dealership properties. Through five decades and the administrations of 10 U.S. presidents, Salta opened as many as 50 different franchise points, surviving during several economic downturns and a severe gas shortage by following his fundamentally sound business model. Always at the forefront and quick to recognize a new opportunity, Salta was among the first to introduce the Datsun/Nissan and Toyota brands to American buyers. An original “mega” dealer, Salta had franchises in California, Oregon, Hawaii and Arizona that included Cadillac, Chrysler/Plymouth, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Acura, Jeep/Eagle, Buick, Isuzu, GMC Truck, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi and Lexus-in addition to the aforementioned Pontiac, Nissan and Toyota. Although all of the dealerships have been sold-the last three in January 2004-the M. F. Salta Company and several of the real estate entities still exist today. Direct but fair, Salta’s instinct for recognizing up-and-coming talent was integral to his success, and he was known as the car dealer who helped his loyal, hard-working employees achieve the dream that he himself had realized and built upon: an opportunity to own their own franchised dealership. In addition to earning his employees’ dedication, Salta received numerous awards for his work in the automotive industry, including Time Magazine’s Quality Dealer of 1975; the Chrysler/Plymouth Pacesetter Award in 1983-86; the Cadillac Master Dealer award in 1985 and Dewers Trophy in 1987; the Pontiac Masters award in 1985-87; the Toyota President’s Award and Board of Governors for 1994-2001 and the Toyota Triple Crown Award in 2001; and the Lexus Elite Award from 1998-2001. In 1985, he was the No. 1 automotive retailer in the state of California. He also served on numerous automotive-related committees and associations, including as director and member of the executive committee of the Motor Car Dealers Association of Southern California; as a member of the General Motors President’s Dealership Advisory Council; as a former director of the Long Beach Better Business Bureau and the Los Angeles Better Business Bureau; and as former president of the Los Angeles Better Business Bureau’s Automobile Dealership Board. Salta strongly believed in giving back to his community, and was active in both civic affairs and philanthropic pursuits. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., served on the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Community Chest, and was a member of the executive council of the Long Beach Boy Scouts of America. He contributed to numerous charitable causes, including the Beckstrand Cancer Center in Newport Beach, which honored him in 2013 for his long-time benefaction. Most recently, in April, Salta was lauded by Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for his extensive support over the past 36 years, during a dedication of a medical center building named in honor of he and his wife. Salta is survived by Jan, his loving wife of 34 years; four children, Carol Martin, Christine Basile, Steven Salta and Gabriel Farao-Salta; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A service will be held on July 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Desert, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be given to the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

CLARA K. HIROMASA

Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

CLARA K. HIROMASA Age 97, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 10, 2014 in Kapolei. Born December 26, 1916 in Honolulu, HI. She was born & grew up in the Moiliili area. In the 1960s she began working for Finance Home Builders in the Makakilo area. She is survived by sons, Robert S. (Doreen) Hiromasa, Richard M. (Itsuko) Hiromasa, Eugene M. (Maria) Hiromasa of Utah, Patrick M. (Tracy) Hiromasa ; daughter, Dorothy H. (Melvin) Gushiken; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grand- children. Private Services held. No flowers or monetary offerings.

FUATIA MALU ANDERSON

Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

FUATIA MALU ANDERSON Age 71, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 11, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born July 3, 1942 in Vaitogi, American Samoa. Retired from Dole Company. Predeceased by spouse, James Anderson, Sr.; son, James Anderson, Jr.; brothers, Sione Valasi and Taaga Tu’ulima. She is survived by sons, John (Yolanda) Anderson, Clinton Anderson, Tu’ulima Anderson; hanai son, Daniel Lani; daughter, Jeananna (Earl) Klok; sisters, Lesa Lime, Lemau Corpuz; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (July 14) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

SAM OLIVA HO’OLULU

Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

SAM OLIVA HO’OLULU Was born on April 9, 1946 in Kailua and died peacefully on June 18, 2014 at Castle Medical Center. Sam was a beloved Father, Papa, brother, uncle, coach and a treasured friend to many. Sam is survived by his son Kainoa, daughter Kimberly, daughter-in-law Melissa, grand -children Kamaki, Kalani, Kaia, Stone and Zachary; sister Liz Evangelista and brothers Harry, Ernest, Andrew and Richard. Sam was a longtime paddler for the Kailua Canoe Club, an avid volleyball and softball player, and he loved to play golf. Family and friends meant everything to Sam. He is also survived by Patty O’Hara, Sharon O’Hara-Katres, George and Susie Akimo, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Sam’s live will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, July 12 at Kailua Beach Park, where his ashes will be scattered in Kailua Bay.

JUDY ANN OUCHI

Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

JUDY ANN OUCHI June 15th 2014 Judy Ann Ouchi 66 of Waipahu, Homemaker passed away at home peacefully with family and friends. She was born in Youngville, La. She is survived by husband Dennis K and son Devin Paul Ouchi, sisters Shirley Trahan, Jerrie Ann Trahan, brother Ray Trahan. Services at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Saturday July 12. Visitation 5:30 to 6:30PM, Service at 6:30. Casual Attire, No Flowers.

ANDREW M. NORIMOTO

Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

ANDREW M. NORIMOTO Age 61, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 10, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 28, 1952 in Waialua, HI. He was a longtime employee of Walmart stores, Keeaumoku Branch. Private services were held.

Phillip Noe’au Kealii O Kealoha Akau “Kourtney”

Posted On July 9th, 2014 -

7-9 646708 Phillip AkauPHILLIP NOE’AU KEALII O KEALOHA AKAU KOURTNEY Our loving Phillip, born on February 25, 1991, of Kapolei, was called home to our dear Lord & his grandma’s, Yolanda Akau & Darnette Rodrigues on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Phillip was truly an angel who touched the hearts of everyone he came into contact with. He was free-spirited, soft hearted, compassionate & had a lot of love for many. He enjoyed going to the beach, travelling, partying & lived life to the fullest. Phillip is survived by Papa Dennis Akau Sr, parents, Shondell & Phillip Kimo Pitts; brother, Kishon; sisters, Lexxis and Porsha. Aunts, Angelina Akau Brooks, Danette Pitts; Uncles, Dennis Jr (Nia), Vaughn (Jamie), Shawn Akau; Kalani Rodrigues. Cousins, Brianna, Kale, Kaike, Kahea, Jasmine, Vaughn Jr, Jaelynne & Davina Akau; Kimberly Pitts. Services held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:30p-7p. Final farewell, Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8:45am. Burial 9:45am. All services at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. “You will always be our eternal love.”

ASTER DAQUIGAN RAMOS

Posted On July 8th, 2014 -

ASTER DAQUIGAN RAMOS Ager 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 15, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born October 6, 1940 in Philippines. He is survived by wife, Claire C. Ramos; sons, Edison (Mae) Ramos, John Ramos; daughters, Melissa (Michael) Ramos Peralta, Clarissa C. Ramos; brother, Froilan (Rovena) Ramos; sisters, Edna (Domingo) Felix, Hortencia (Gideon) DeCastro, Celia (Ron) Hopper; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Saturday (July 12) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Waipahu 2nd Ward (94-210 Kahualii St., Waipahu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RAYMOND K. FUKUHARA

Posted On July 7th, 2014 -

642908 Raymond FukuharaRAYMOND K. FUKUHARA Age 58, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 15, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 19, 1955 in Honolulu, HI. He was a retired Public Defender. He is survived by wife, Linda Fukuhara; sons, Ryan Fukuhara, Robbie Fukuhara; daughter, Alicia Fukuhara; brother, Kenneth Fukuhara; sisters, Esther Fukuhara, Amy (Stan) Anbe, Sheila (Eddie) Wong. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (July 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ALVINA CAGALWAN

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

645928 Alvina CagalwanKLOSEK ALVINA CAGALWAN March 15, 1936 – June 30, 2014 Age 78 of Honolulu, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 30. She was born and raised in Eleele, Kaua`i and was the youngest of 7 children. Alvina was a 1954 graduate of Waimea High School, worked 31 years for Hickam PACAF Air Force Base and retired in 2003 as a secretary. She was full of energy and her favorite hobbies were dancing, singing, going to the Moiliili Senior Center and being a weekly visitor at Ward Theatres, watching 2 – 3 movies at a time. Her favorite pastime, however was being around her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who she loved with all her heart. Alvina, Mother, Grandmother and Sister is survived by her children Alvin Yadao (Angela), Roxanne Yadao (Noella), David Yadao (Kelly), Danny Yadao (Valerie), Leslie Flanagan (Barry) & Tracy Yadao (Kim) and sister Rose Asuncion. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation at 9:30am. Services at 10:30am. Burial at 1:00pm at Valley of the Temples.

IDA ALCESTO

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

IDA ALCESTO Age 93, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 29, 1920 in Lawai, Kauai. Retired as a housekeepr from the Ilikai Hotel. She is survived by sons, William B. (Bernice) Cababat, Sr., Randall Alcesto; daughters, Rita Dikito, Joyce A. Ah-Yo, Barbara (Fred) Visaya; brothers, Manuel Baptist, Daniel Baptista; 15 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; 9 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (July 10) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PHILOMENA NAVARRO JUAREZ

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

642315 Philomena JuarezPHILOMENA NAVARRO JUAREZ Age 84, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 5, 2014 in Aiea. Born March 8, 1930 in Waiakea, Big Island, HI. She is survived by husband, Charles Juarez Sr.; sons, Charles Juarez, Jr., Michael Kalaokuhio (Yvonne) Juarez; daughters, Laura (Michael) Vuckovich of OH, Christine (Lawrence) Kealalio of WA, Charlene (Stuart) Brooks of Alaska, Kathleen (Gerald) Padama of Big Island, Carmen Juarez, Sylvia Juarez of Big Island; sister, Rosita Navarro; 11 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (July 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

ERNEST SEIFUKU GANEKU

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

ERNEST SEIFUKU GANEKU 77, of Honolulu, a retired lead cable splicer for Hawaiian Electric Company, died June 14, 2014 at St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Janice (Dorothy) Goya Ganeku; sons, Patrick S. (Doris), Garrett M. (Celeste), Nathan H. (Theresa); brothers, Seijin “Buff”, Seishin “Bombo” (Violet), Kenneth “Shadow”; sisters, Toyoko Taba, Joyce T. Kino; sister in law, Betty Ganeku; eight grandchildren. Visitation 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, services 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

ELMA HISAYO KANESHIRO MORIKAWA

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

ELMA HISAYO KANESHIRO MORIKAWA 75, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa janitor, died June 6, 2014 in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by husband, Paul I.; son, Keith K.; daughter, Jan M. Gante; brother, Harold T.; sisters, Mildred Nagatori, Frances M. Yamamoto; and three grandchildren. Visitation is 12 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Peter PJ Ng

Posted On July 6th, 2014 -

645349 Peter NgPETER PJ NG Peter P.J. Ng, a respected lawyer who founded the law firm now known as Ng & Niebling, LLC and who served tens of thousands in the Honolulu community for 50 years, died of metastatic esophageal cancer June 26, surrounded by family. He was 75. Affectionately known for his wit and spirited off-the-cuff speeches, Peter often led his audience with a booming rendition of “Hawai’i Aloha.” He had an outgoing personality with a gift for bringing people together, which served him well in his various roles in the community. He loved to golf and was very fond of the 8th hole at Waialae Country Club. A leading trusts and estate planning attorney, Peter was a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and was selected as one of Hawaii’s Super Lawyers. Peter was an advocate for communities throughout Honolulu. At the time of his death he was a trustee and treasurer of the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation. He was a former trustee of Chaminade University Education Foundation, Hastings 1066 Foundation and a former board member of Palolo Chinese Home, the Honolulu Roman Catholic Foundation, and Maryknoll Schools. He was also the former director of the Saint Louis Education Center (now the Marianist Center of Hawaii). Peter attended mass daily and was an active member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church, where he was chairman of the Finance Council, a lector and eucharistic minister. Over the years he received many accolades, including Business Person of the Year by the Kaimuki Business and Professional Association (2006), Model Chinese Father of the Year by the United Chinese Society (2007), and Star of the Sea Catholic Church’s Island Treasures (2008). Maryknoll School selected Peter as a Monsignor Kekumano Honoree (2009), and he was inducted into Saint Louis School’s Gallery of Distinguished Achievers (2010) and Saint Francis School’s Hall of Fame (2013). On May 18, 2014, Catholic Charities of Hawaii unveiled the Peter P.J. Ng ‘Ulu Center, which serves as a gathering place to support counseling services and meetings on their main campus in Honolulu. Born on November 14, 1938, Peter was raised in the Palama neighborhood of Honolulu with five sisters and two brothers. His parents were Soo Chung Ng, an immigrant from China, and Julia Young, a Chinese Hawaiian from Maui. Peter said that his parents were generous with their time and talent when helping neighbors in need, and he took to heart his parents’ example of service. As a young local boy he had a strong drive to excel, thriving in neighborhood sports despite his small physique. He had the same drive for academics, and in 1952 entered Saint Louis College, where he made lifelong friendships with many who later became trusted colleagues. At Chaminade College (now Chaminade University) he studied business and was a member of the second graduating class of 1960. Initially planning to become an accountant, he saw opportunity in law and thought he was better suited for debate and trial since he “liked to talk.” Upon graduation Peter left for San Francisco to study at Hastings College of the Law. He received his Juris Doctor in 1964. He returned immediately to Honolulu and that same year was admitted to the Hawai’i State Bar. At 26 years old he eagerly established his practice. As he liked to put it, “I was in business.” Soon after, he was smitten by one Doris Quinones and proposed to her two months later. They were married within six months of dating and celebrated over 48 years together before his death. Together they raised three daughters and one son, became grandparents to five children, and traveled the world. During one of their last trips together, Peter led the tour group in singing “Hawai’i Aloha” so that their Norwegian hosts could experience the spirit of Aloha. Peter is survived by his wife Doris; daughters Debbie Ng-Furuhashi (James), Sandy Niebling (Jeff), and Jackie Ng-Osorio (Kane); son Richard Ng (Jean); granddaughters Maddie, Isabella, and Petra; grandsons Aidan and Tobias; sisters Mary Wong (David) and Julia Lee; and brothers Larry Ng and John Ng. He was predeceased by his parents Soo Chung Ng and Julia Chun Lin Ng; sisters Margaret Wong, Katherine Quong and Rosemary Trimm. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. with Mass at 11 a.m. – noon on Saturday, July 12, 2014, Star of the Sea Church in Kahala, 4470 Aliikoa St. Burial will follow at 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities Hawaii for the Peter P.J. Ng Endowment Fund, Peter P.J. Ng Endowment and Scholarship Fund at Saint Louis School, American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific for Hope Lodge, or Star of the Sea Church.


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