Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Walter T. C. Lum

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

WALTER T. C. LUM Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co manager. Member of Honolulu Orchid Society, former member of Kaimuki & Hawaii Kai Orchid Societies. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Charlene (Iden) Sato and Terri Lynn (Ted Hong) Lum; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jayson) Yim, Travis Sato, Katharine Hong and Noah Hong; great-grandson, Jayse Yim and sister, May Von. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

PATRICIA ANN TOBOSA

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

PATRICIA ANN TOBOSA Age 67, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 26, 2015 in Kaneohe, HI. Born May 26, 1948 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, Edward Tobosa; daughters, Sheila (Matt) Joao, Shelly (Travis) Cullins, Catherine (Rick) Trevino, Cheryl (Casey) Duyag; brother, John "Billy" (Rita) Ornellas; sister, Rose Ornellas; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 29) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

“Frances” Toshi Sato Nohara

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

"FRANCES" TOSHI SATO NOHARA July 21, 1922- October 18, 2015 Born on a pineapple plantation in Waipio, Toshi graduated from Leilehua High School, a member of the National Honor Society. She went to Tokyo to Japan Women's University and got caught in the War. Trapped in Japan she was conscripted to work as a translator where she met her husband, Katsuya Nohara, who grew up in London. After graduating from the university, they married. Her husband joined the newly-formed Japan Air Lines in 1953, and was dispatched to open its first overseas branch in Honolulu in 1954. It was then that Toshi was able to live in Hawaii for the first time since leaving it before the War. Through Katsu's job, they were able to live in Japan, the United States and England, and traveled extensively all over the world. They moved permanently to One Kalakaua Senior Living in Honolulu in 2004. Frances' favorite quote was, "They say Hawaii is paradise, but One Kalakaua is heaven!," so you can imagine how much she loved living there with the close friendships she had and the wonderful staff who took care of her. They had four children, Dorcie Sakuma, Anne Abaya, and Steven Nohara of Honolulu, and Mary (Noriko) Nohara-Jones of Summit, NJ, and 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons. Donations to "One Kalakaua Employee Appreciation Fund" (OKEAF), 1314 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.

HENRY TAI HOON CHANG

Posted On October 25th, 2015 -

HENRY TAI HOON CHANG 94, born and raised in Palama with his parents and 11 siblings, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2015 in Honolulu. A graduate from McKinley High School and Honolulu Vocational School he worked at Pearl Harbor's electrician apprentice program, then enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Europe. After his discharge he worked and retired from both Public Works Center and Hawaiian Telephone Co. as a draftsman. He was also a member of Sam Heong, Oo Syak, and Chang Societies. He is survived by wife Eunice Y.C. (Wong), sons Hubert K.H. (Carolyn Fong), Kelfred K.C. (Hwee Luan Abigail Yap), Gifford K.F.(Regina Yun Hee Kim), daughter Amelia (Herbert) Watanabe, and grandchildren, Bryston, Winston, Carlston, Zoe, Kassandra, Kingston, and Preston. Brothers George T.H., William T.K., sisters Daisy Lum-Akana, Nancy Lee, and Mary Kano. Preceded in death by brothers Kenneth, Edward, sisters Dorothy Lum, Marian Aki, Laura Tomas, and Florence Lum. Friday, Oct. 30 visitation 8:30 am, services 10 am at Nuuanu Mortuary. Committal service 11:30 am at Punchbowl of the Pacific.

JAY CHRISTIAN MONTE

Posted On October 24th, 2015 -

$nameJAY CHRISTIAN MONTE Jay Christian Monte, 52, a retired UPS driver died at home. Born in Honolulu. He was predeceased by father, Julian. He is survived by mother Norma, daughter Shauna Ramento, sisters Marni Richards and Time Edwards, and three grandchildren. Visitation at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on October 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM, services at 11:30 AM and burial at 2:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

VICENTE “CENTE” MALUNAO RASA

Posted On October 24th, 2015 -

VICENTE CENTE MALUNAO RASA Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 20, 2015 in Waipahu. Born October 26, 1931 in Kahuku, HI. He retired from Oahu Sugar. He is survived by wife, Felicidad A. Rasa; sons, Francisco A. (Evangeline) Rasa, Samuel (Brezele) Rasa, Richard (Corana Tanya) Rasa, Herminio (Gertrudes) Raza; sister, Maria Ponce; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Florence Kimie Taoka

Posted On October 24th, 2015 -

FLORENCE KIMIE TAOKA Age 90, of Wahiawa, passed away September 14, 2015 in Wahiawa. Born October 10, 1924 in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons, Ronald Taoka of AZ, Richard Taoka of NV, Ralph Taoka; daughters, Evelyn Taoka of CA, Frances (Dennis) Yamane, Sandra (Miles T.) Moriyama, Judy Racelis of MN; brothers, Henry (Elaine) Sato, George (Khan) Sato, Stanley Sato, Gary Sato; sister, Ethel Kawada; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

CARMEL MARIE GOMES

Posted On October 24th, 2015 -

CARMEL MARIE GOMES Marie, daughter of Joseph S & Lucy Marciel Gomes, a lifelong resident of Kailua, passed away on September 11, 2015 at the age of 79. Marie was a proud 1954 graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy. She began her career working for the Bank of Hawaii, then the Bank of America, and finally retired from the Kailua Post Office. She also worked for McDonalds, Kailua. Marie was a very devoted member of St Anthony Parish, where she served as an usher, CCD teacher, and Eucharistic Minister. Marie loved her Kailua Senior Citizen Group, and annual Marciel family PGA Reunions. Marie is survived by primary caregiver and cousin Stephanie Pahia, and many Marciel and Gomes cousins. Visitation: St Anthony Church, Kailua, Mon (Oct. 26) 9:00AM: Mass 10:30AM, Committal 1:30PM

FELIX RAMONES MADAMBA

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

FELIX RAMONES MADAMBA Age 81, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 19, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born March 10, 1934 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Owner of FRM Builders, Waipahu. He is survived by daughters, Marivic "Vicky" (Ben) Membrere, Glenda (Greg) Malogan, Susan Madamba; brother, Manuel Madamba; sister, Josephine Caalim; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (Oct. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 28) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard “Rich” Harris Kalbrener

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

RICHARD RICH HARRIS KALBRENER Richard "Rich" Harris Kalbrener of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on August 29, in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho after a brief illness. A humanitarian, entrepreneur, and telecom Pioneer, Rich was born on June 1, 1945 in Miller, South Dakota to Harris and Helen (Anderson) Kalbrener. He was raised in Winona, Minnesota and graduated from Winona State University, thereafter spending most of his life and career in Honolulu. He is survived by his loving wife Priscilla, daughter Melissa, sisters Nancy Curry (Gary) of Minneapolis, MN, Karen Turner (Paul) of Carmel Valley, CA. brother Jay (Leisa) of Grays Lake, IL. many nieces and nephews, and his faithful yellow lab, Kiah. A position as a Xerox representative brought him to Hawaii, and in 1981 he founded Long Distance USA in Honolulu. The growing innovative company was acquired by Sprint in 1989. He remained as President of Sprint for six years before moving to Hong Kong in 1996. There he served three years as the Regional President of Global One, a joint venture of Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom and Sprint, serving the Asia-Pacific region. Returning back to Hawaii in 1999, he was recruited to head up Pacific Internet Exchange (PIXC), later re-branded as Pihana Pacific, a company which built, owned and operated world-class carrier-neutral data centers in Asia and Hawaii. In his retirement, he served on many boards including Digital Delivery Networks, Inc., Hiawatha Broadband Communications and Winona State University. Rich and Priscilla traveled the world extensively, always finding new countries to explore. Although he moved to Hawaii in 1973, he kept one foot on the mainland by keeping a family summer home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where they would spend six months of every year in their retirement. Rich enjoyed cooking classes and creating exotic culinary delights in his own kitchen, regularly cooking with red wine, and occasionally including it as an ingredient. Family and friends cannot even begin to express how much his presence will be missed. However, during his lifetime he made such a positive impact on the many lives of all those he did business with, those who worked with him, his many friends and of course, his family. Rich was always kind, caring and generous, sharing his success with others and inspiring so many to be successful with his encouraging attitude. He had a robust laugh, a big smile and even a bigger heart! Though he will be deeply missed, his memory will be forever etched in our minds and on our hearts. A memorial service was held on September 27th in his hometown of Winona, Minnesota at the Winona State University, followed by a "Celebration of Life" reception.

MARILYN WAITE PRATER

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

$nameMARILYN WAITE PRATER Raquet Club resident Marilyn Ruth Waite Prater passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 27, in her beloved home overlooking Lake Chapala in San Juan Cosala, Jalisco Mexico. Marilyn Prater was born August 29, 1941, in Honolulu, where her father, Dr. Verne Charles Waite, had moved the family after he was assigned to Pearl Harbor with the Medical Corps. Just three months after his daughter's birth, Dr. Waite saw intense action treating victims of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After an idyllic childhood in Hawaii, where she attended Punahou School, Marilyn entered management training with Sheraton Hotels. Born with natural beauty, she was often mistaken for Farrah Fawcett, often she was asked for autographs. Hearing this, a local newspaper sent a reporter to interview her for a story. She attended University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. In her late 20s, she moved to San Francisco, and and later Malibu, where she worked for the famous Sand Castle Restaurant, which was much frequented by celebrities. During this time she met Don Prater, a musician and later owner of a financial services company. They married on July 18, 1985, and spent 20 years living and working in Ventura and Oak View, California. During that time, Marilyn worked part-time for a local vet, a job which perfectly suited her love of animals. After the Praters retired to Mexico in 2005, Marilyn volunteered at an orphanage, animal shelters and twice-yearly spay-neuter clinics at Lakeside. To relieve the misery of homeless dogs she encountered on the roads, she kept a bag of dog food in the trunk of her car. Her first loves were her two Border Collies, Coco and Puanani (meaning beautiful flower in Hawaiian). Marilyn had an active social life: she delighted in parties and dinners out with her many friends in the Raquet Club. Marilyn Prater is survived by her Aunt Betty Porter of Tulsa, Okla., cousins Karen DeSoto and Chuck Porter of Hilo Hawaii, Doris Montgomery, Vicki Negley of Tulsa Oklahoma, former husband Don Prater, and her mate, Ron Starr.

ALFREDO ABRAZADO ABELLA

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

ALFREDO ABRAZADO ABELLA Age 67, of Honolulu, HI, passed away September 27, 2015 in Honolulu. Born March 13, 1948 in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was employed at Pacific Beach Hotel. He is survived by wife, Marianne Abella; brothers, Abraham (Esther) Abella, Teddy Abella; sisters, Milagros (Romeo) Aguinaldo, Minerva (Rolando) San Miguel, Vilma (Renie) Sinoben, Remy (Nolie) Caldetera, Susan (Jun Porras) Abella- Betiong. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

DAVID ROGOJO RODRIGUES

Posted On October 23rd, 2015 -

DAVID ROGOJO RODRIGUES Age 51, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 29, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 8, 1963 in Honolulu. Worked for 30+ years at the Board of Water Supply. He played baseball for UPW and HGEA. A graduate of Kaimuki High School. He is survived by daughters, Raven Rodrigues, Dallas Rodrigues; mother, Sarah Rodrigues; sisters, Carleita Marie (Bryan) Rodrigues-Brown, Noreen Rodrigues; common law wife, Michelle Bradley; grandchild, Lokelani Rodrigues. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Oct. 27) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

JANE (EDGELOW) KACHER

Posted On October 22nd, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-10-21 17.44.00JANE (EDGELOW) KACHER Kacher, Jane (Edgelow) - of Concord, MA and Kapolei, HI, Oct. 18. Beloved mother of Christopher J. Kacher and his wife Cynthia Rainey of Concord. Devoted grandmother of John and Ben Kacher, both of Concord. Dear sister of Angela Smalley and her husband Ralph and Richard Edgelow, all of Ringwood, England. Loving aunt of Matthew and Adam Smalley, both of England. Former wife of Leonard Kacher of Honolulu, Hawaii. Visiting hours Tuesday Oct. 27th from 4 to 7 pm at the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford St., CONCORD, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard, MA 01451. http://www.healinggarden.net/. For obituary, or online guestbook please visit www.deefuneralhome.com

ALICE BAPTISTE LEOPOLDO

Posted On October 21st, 2015 -

$nameALICE BAPTISTE LEOPOLDO Age 93, of Aiea, HI, a homemaker, was taken home peacefully by our Lord Jesus Christ at Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honoka'a, Hawai'i. She is survived by son, David Ramos Sr. (caregiver and daughter-in-law, Maelani); brothers, Wilbert (Janet), Abraham (Jan) and Rodney; sisters, Francline (Francisco) and Evelyn; 7 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren and 8 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Burial: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

ALFREDO “FREDO” TORRICER

Posted On October 21st, 2015 -

ALFREDO FREDO TORRICER Age 78, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 5, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born March 4, 1937 in Waipahu, HI. He was a retired tools and parts attendant for the Department of the Navy - Barber's Point Naval Air Station FASOTRAGRUPAC. He is survived by sons, Fred (Debra) Torricer, Jody "Joe" (April) Torricer; hanai son, Leland Cockett-Smith; sisters, Emily Tomas, Magdalena Adaro, Loretta Domingo; brother, Vincent "Fundo" Torricer; 4 grand- children; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Oct. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Tuesday (Oct. 27) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers Welcome.

GRACE Y. SOKUGAWA

Posted On October 21st, 2015 -

GRACE Y. SOKUGAWA Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 14, 2015 in Pearl City. Born April 3, 1928 in Honolulu, HI. She was a retired bookkeeper for Vinyl Tech & Masonry and was a member of Takata Gunjinkai. She is survived by sons, Randall (Kathy) Sokugawa, Vince (Kwi Hwa) Sokugawa, Lance (Tedynne) Sokugawa, Kyle Sokugawa; daughters, Lynne Sokugawa, Jill (Ferdinand) Allas; 8 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Saturday (Oct. 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Committal service 9:30 a.m., Monday (Oct. 26) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual Attire.

ALEXANDER FELIX

Posted On October 21st, 2015 -

$nameALEXANDER FELIX 87 years young of Kailua, Hawaii, passed peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Alex was born in Honolulu on November 11, 1927 to Frank Felix and Odelia Pregana. He married Maureen Fraine in Honolulu in 1953. He retired from Hawaiian Tel as a communications consultant in 1988. Next to his wife, music and entertaining was his passion in life. He played in many bands providing local music for friends, family and acquintenances. Alex is predeceased by his wife, Maureen, sisters Agnes Rodrigues and Nora Gibson, brother Frank Rosa and son Brian Felix. He is survived by his sons, Kevin (Nellie) Felix of Kailua-Kona, Jeffrey (Nancy) Felix of Mesquite, Texas, Troy Felix of Grapevine, Texas and daughter, Denise (Buck) Degener of Kailua, grand-daughters Kirsten, Haley, Allison, Elise, Nicole, Anna, Dallas and Courtney. Friends and Family are invited to Alex's memorial service Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Vianney, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua, Hawaii 96734. Condolences can be sent in care of Denise Degener, P.O. Box 386, Kailua, HI 96734.

LILLIAN KIYOKO MURAKAMI

Posted On October 21st, 2015 -

LILLIAN KIYOKO MURAKAMI August 6, 2015 Lillian Kiyoko Murakami, 89, of Honolulu, a retired City and County of Maui, Civil Defense, Secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Haiku Maui. She is survived by son, Miles (Nadine) Murakami; daughters Myra (Dennis) Takara, Dr. Sharon (Dr. Edward H. Spain) Murakami; 8 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren. Private services.

RUFINA “PINANG” SAGADRACA CACAL

Posted On October 21st, 2015 -

RUFINA PINANG SAGADRACA CACAL Age 101, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 17, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born July 8, 1914 in Pungto Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. She is survived by sons, Florendo (Maria Fe) Cacal, Benny (Cita) Cacal, German (Betty) Cacal, Henry (Mina) Cacal; daughters, Lucrina Layos, Armelina Tabua; brother, Pedro Sagadraca; sister, Catalina Sagadraca Subia; half sister, Trinidad Sagadraca Bolosan; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 4 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Oct. 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m., Monday (Oct. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

GERTRUDE EBESU KODANI

Posted On October 19th, 2015 -

GERTRUDE EBESU KODANI 94, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully at home in Honolulu on August 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by husband, Steven Kodani. She is survived by daughters, Janice (Phil) Fong, Sharon (Ron) Maeda, and Sandra Kodani; grandchildren Gavin, Julianne and Grant Maeda; Elizabeth (Chris) Greenway and David Fong. Private services held.

LOREENA AKAMU

Posted On October 19th, 2015 -

LOREENA AKAMU Age 62, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 21, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 25, 1953 in Wahiawa, Oahu, HI. She is survived by daughter, Ronalynn (Roger) Anderson, Renee Momi (Eliott) Omura, Annette (Branden) Uekawa, Tanya (Richard) Billena, Bernice Fulgoni; sons, Calvin (Yvette) Akamu, Clinton (Sheila) Fulgoni; mother, Margaret Lopez; brothers, Manuel (Charlotte) Agcalon, Rocky Agcalon, Elias Agcalon, Jr.; sisters, Priscilla (Dean) Banks, Cynthia (Sonny) Edra, Ramona (Roger) Panzer; 4 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Oct. 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Program 10:15 a.m. Prayer service 10:45 a.m. Inurnment to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

FRANKLIN T. “BAMBOO” OPPERMAN

Posted On October 18th, 2015 -

$nameFRANKLIN T. BAMBOO OPPERMAN November 10, 1924 - August 25, 2015 Franklin Tunstill "Bamboo" Opperman, 90, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2015 at his home on Oahu's North Shore. Born in Hawaii, Frank's early years were spent in Haiti, Hawaii and California, where he lived with his parents, Hugh Sr. and Nyle Gibson Opperman and elder brother, Hugh Opperman Jr. In 1942, Frank graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in California. Subsequently, he returned to Hawaii to serve as a machinist at Pear Harbor for the U.S. Naval Reserve. There, he earned his life-long nickname, "Bamboo," after he discovered a particularly strong and springy variety of the plant, which would eventually be used for fishing poles. After serving in the military, Frank launched a fleet of fishing boats in Alaska. There, he married Barbara Stuyvers Bate in 1949. The couple later returned to Hawaii where they raised their four children: Franklin T. Jr. (Oppie), Elizabeth (Beth), Victoria (Vic) and Montgomery (Monte) Opperman. Back on Oahu, Frank's entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy led to several business ventures including warehousing, general contracting and commercial and industrial real estate development. As a long-time kama'aina, Frank understood the importance of giving back to the community and he generously contributed to many charities including Waialua Library, the Hawaiian Humane Society and the Waikiki Yacht Club, even donating his yacht, Golden Marlin I, to benefit the Club's youth sailing program. Frank was passionate about the sea - from fishing to sailing to ship building and racing. He captained TransPac Yacht Races, America's Cup and was the proud owner of Golden Marlin I and II. During this time, he also wed his longtime sweetheart, Barbara O'Malley on August 26, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. Frank will be remembered as an innovator, astute businessman, exceptional mariner, practical joker, and beloved friend and family man. He is survived by his wife, Barbara O'Malley Opperman, two daughters, Beth (Opperman) Andrewes and Vic "Budd" Opperman, son Monte Opperman, two nieces, Candace Horsley and Laurel Fisher, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His well-lived life will be celebrated with a private and quiet service.

ETHEL LOPEZ

Posted On October 18th, 2015 -

ETHEL LOPEZ Age 95, of Sacramento, CA, formerly of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 16, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. Born December 23, 1919 in Aiea, HI. She is survived by daughters, Annie "Sweet Pea" Thomas, Mary-Gail "Goo" Gordon; brothers, William "Toddy" L. Pregill, Edwin "Dutchy" Pregill, Albert "Tunie" Pregill; sister, Evelyn Fosnaugh; 4 grand- children; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Oct. 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

THOMAS K. OSHIRO, JR.

Posted On October 18th, 2015 -

THOMAS K. OSHIRO, JR. Age 67, U.S. Army Combat Veteran & Independent Insurance Agent with Atlas Insurance Agency, passed away peacefully at home in Honolulu, after a battle with Parkinson's Disease. Predeceased by his parents Dr. Thomas K. and Hatsuyo (Kaneshiro) Oshiro, daughter Jami Lynn and sister Doris. Survived by his wife Patricia Oshiro; sister Ann (Paul) Kim & sister Marie (Larry-deceased) Hatfield; hanai brother Dennis Young (aka Butch & Della); step-brothers Gareth & Eric Wong; brother-in-law Rod Lower; sister-in-law Darlee (Matt) Olson; nephews and nieces: Russell, Joyceline, Rhonda, Cherry, Bradley, Jamie, Sara, Allen, Mackenzie, Bobbi, Scott, Ryan, Riley, Reid, Max, Nathanael, Collie, Cameron & Michael. Memorial service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., Hosoi Garden Mortuary with visitation from 10 a.m. Private inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Memorial gifts/donations may be made to AccessSurf & Islands Hospice.

Violet Costa Morreira

Posted On October 18th, 2015 -

$nameVIOLET COSTA MORREIRA Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away September 30, 2015 in Honolulu. Born May 8, 1922 in Hilo, HI. Worked at Kipapa Elementary School. She is survived by son, Albert Morreira; daughters, Sheila Cabango, Beverly Dorado, Paulette Bretzinger; brothers, Tony (MaryAnn) Costa, Willie (Laura) Costa; sisters, Irene Rushing, Carol Honda, Julie (Byron) Makaiau; 8 grand- children; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 10/21 at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

MABEL C.K. LEONG

Posted On October 18th, 2015 -

$nameMRS. MABEL C.K. LEONG Mrs. Mabel C.K. Leong, age 98, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Mrs. Leong was a long-time resident of Maui and Oahu. Prior to the development, of what is now known as Wailea, she and her predeceased husband, George, were recognized as early "pioneers" in Kihei, Maui. The entire area was known as Kihei, (not Kihei and Wailea separately) and were primarily large single family house lots, and planted kiawe trees. She and her husband, owned and operated the first open-air movie theatre and food stand on Maui, in Kihei, during World War II. Mrs. Leong is survived by daughters, Mrs. Robin-Claire L. Mann, Mrs. Penny (Peter) Kasten, and Mrs. Suzanne (Kent) Parra; grandchildren, Mrs. Lorie (Brad) Granger, Mr. Gregg Kasten, Mrs. Krista (Brett) Withee, Ms. Stacie Parra, Mrs. Kim (Brian) Byrnes, Mr. Scott Parra; sister, Mrs. Bernice Mau; brothers, Mr. Ronald Chong Kee, Kenneth Chong Kee, and Lawrence Chong Kee; 8 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 21, at Holy Trinity Church in Honolulu at 4-5pm with a memorial mass at 5pm. Visitation on Maui is scheduled on Saturday, October 24, from 10-11am at Christ The King Church in Kahului, followed by a mass, and burial at Maui Memorial Park.

DR. KIM WEOL-SOON RUPNOW

Posted On October 18th, 2015 -

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 9.44.42 AMDR. KIM WEOL-SOON RUPNOW Age 61 of Kaneohe passed away peacefully on October 16 in Kailua. She was born in Chonbuk, Korea to Dae-Soo and Ye-Soon Kim. She was an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii the with the Center for Disability studies and directed and completed several projects by the U.S DOE. She helped many students with disabilities and was loved by her colleges who worked with her. Kim was a watercolor artist and an active member of the Hawaii Watercolor Society. She also authored a book about her experiences with cancer that was published in Korea and will soon be translated into English. A loving wife and mother she was an inspiration for all her knew her because of her courage and strength to continue her life in spite of the health issues she faced. She is survived by her husband Robert and children Kenneth and Hana, her siblings Weol- Sun Kim, Yong-II Kim, Youg- Bae Kim, Goan-Sun Kim, Mi-Sun Kim, and mother-in-law Irene Boschuetz and brother- in-law Gary Rupnow. Services will be held October 24 at St Mark church in Kaneohe, visitation 3:30-4:30 pm; 4:30 pm service. Burial at 3:00 pm on October 27 at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire, no flowers.

LAWRENCE “SKINNY” TULBA SR.

Posted On October 18th, 2015 -

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 9.43.31 AMLAWRENCE SKINNY TULBA SR. Age 83 of Ewa Beach, passed away Sept. 23, 2015 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born in Spreckelsville, Maui. Survived by wife, Sharon Adams Tulba; sons, Lawrence (Josephine) Tulba Jr., Augie T (Kimberly) Tulba, Ernest (Joni) Tulba, Ronald (Lauren) Tulba, Michael (Dana) Tulba; 11 grand- children; 2 great grandchildren; brother, Alfred (Beatrice) Tulba; Magdalena Palafox of Maui; Visitation 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 25, 2015 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 3 p.m.

ELIANA EMMA RIE MINAMI

Posted On October 18th, 2015 -

ELIANA EMMA RIE MINAMI Eliana Emma Rie Minami, two months old, of Kaneohe, died September 2, 2015 in Kaneohe. She was born in San Diego, California. She is survived by her parents, Craig and Trina Minami; brother, Austin Minami; sister, Brielle Minami; paternal grandfather, Albert Minami; maternal grand- parents, Wallace and Rose Tokioka. Visitation 6 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Bay View Golf Course; celebration of life at 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

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