Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

WALTER HIROMI FUJIHARA

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

WALTER HIROMI FUJIHARAWalter Hiromi Fujihara, 77, of Kailua, Hawaii passed away on October 25, 2016. He was a retired district manager for the Hawaii Newspaper Agency. Walter is survived by his wife, Margaret Y. U. Fujihara; daughters, Louise "Lulu" (Tracy) Asato, Robin (Daren) Lee and Angel Fujihara; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Service for Walter will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; visitation: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; service: 11:30 a.m.

Helene Leilani Corenevsky (Pa)

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Helene Leilani Corenevsky (Pa)& Florence Leilani Kaloi, she was a graduate of Molokai High School, class of 1960. She worked as a lunch clerk for the DOE at Waianae Elementary until she retired. While working and well into her retirement; she took pride with raising her grandchildren and great grandsons. Helene is survived by her four daughters; Michelle, Tasha (Lance), Nicole (DJ) & Shantell Larita (Sean); eight grandchildren, Felicia, Garreth, Samantha, Michaela, Shaunna, Cecilli, Summer & Zoie; two great grandchildren, Layzen & Laytyn Maae; sisters, Lorraine (Kuulei) Soriano & Bernice (Nalani) Hose; cousins, nieces & nephews. Helene is preceded in death by her father David, mother Florence, brothers, David Pa III, Conrad Pa Sr., Milton & sister Harriet. At our mother's request a Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Maili Beach Park on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at noon. Paina to follow. Scattering of her ashes will be held at a later date on Molokai. Arrangements by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary - Oahu

Jeanette Misako Miwa

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away on November 3, 2016. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired State of Hawaii social worker. She is survived by her nieces, Stacey (Alan) Tokairin and Sandra (Jeff) Gima; grand- nieces and a grand-nephew. Visitation from 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4:30 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

Margaret Elizabeth Anderson

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Margaret Elizabeth AndersonJuly 16, 1935 - November 5, 2016 Glendale California native Margaret (Peggy) Elizabeth Anderson has passed away due to heart failure. She was 81 and passed peacefully on November 5, 2016 in Woodland Hills. She was born at Glendale Sanitarium and Hospital to Joseph and Margaret Morton on July 16, 1935, had an older brother, Joseph Jr., and a younger brother, Bradley. After graduating from Whittier High School in 1953, she went on to earn an A.A. degree in Home Economics from Fullerton Junior College and a B.A. degree in Education from Los Angeles State College. Receiving her teaching credential, she taught at West Covina Junior High School from 1961 to 1964. While teaching, she met and married James Grant Anderson and in 1964 they had a son, Eric. After James completed seminary in 1965, their new family moved from southern California to Lahaina, Maui where James served as pastor at Lahaina Methodist Church and Peggy worked at Luana's Originals, a clothing store, as an assistant manager. She was the third generation of her family to live in Hawaii; her grandparents had lived there as missionaries when her mother was a child decades earlier. In 1969 their family moved to Aiea, Oahu and Peggy began her work with the University of Hawaii Extension Service, rising to the position of Coordinator of Community Education. She received her Masters degree in Educational Communications and Technology from the University of Hawaii in 1978, and taught courses in television production, merchandising and retail. After the high school graduation of her son in 1983, she moved to San Diego and began a varied career that encompassed her interests in fashion, crafts, business and education. Her final place of employment was at the French Hand Laundry in Pasadena, where she worked directly with owner Susan McManigal on the alteration and restoration of rare and vintage clothing and fabrics. A resident of Canoga Park for 26 years, she retired in 2015. She is survived by her son Eric, her brother Joseph, and a cherished circle of friends, nephews and nieces. A memorial service was held at First United Methodist Church of Canoga Park, 22700 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA 91307, on Monday, December 5.

FEDERICO “SILMO” BRACEROS

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 93, of Waialua, HI, passed away Nov. 9, 2016 in Wahiawa. He was born June 6, 1923 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons, Rogelio (Emmaline) Braceros, Quirino (Maria) Braceros, Jonel (Mae) Braceros; daughters, Presaida (Andres) Boxa, Editha (Johnny) Mandoza, Lilibeth (Villy) Miguel, Rosemarie Stephens; brothers, Isabelo Braceros, Francisco Braceros; sister, Virginia Asis; 20 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Thursday (Dec. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

NOREEN NANCY KEAOLANI KAAWA KEKAWA

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 67, of Waianae, HI, passed away on November 4, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born January 9, 1949 in Honolulu, HI. She was a Red Cross volunteer and member of the Hawaiian Civic Club, a crossing guard at Nanaikapono Elementary School and security guard at Lanikuhonua, Campbell Estates. She is survived by husband, Clifford "Bobo" Kekawa; daughters, Abriana (Billy) Kekawa, Kambrina (Ryan) Muraoka; sister, Helena Kaawa; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Friday (Dec. 16) at Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Buddy Mitsuo Kobayashi

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 91, of Kailua, Oahu passed away on November 16, 2016 at Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui and was a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic. He is survived by wife Ruth Y. Kobayashi ; son Alan E. (Evie) Kobayashi; daughters Cynthia Ogi Kim and G. Gail (Gary) Robb; grandchildren, Alena, Brent, Kathi and Kelli Kobayashi; brother Victor (Cleo) Kobayashi. Visitation 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Family requests no flowers and no monetary gifts please. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

Kiyoko Okura

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Kiyoko Okura102, of Waipahu passed away at home on November 9, 2016. She was born in Hilo on September 26, 1914. She worked as a housemaid. Preceded in death by husband Motoji "Moto" Okura, son, Chester and grandson Eric Fujiwara. Survived by sister Thelma Omiya, daughters, Jean (Gordon) Fujiwara, Grace (Lionel) Nishimura, Doris (Kenneth) Noguchi, Kay Mukai; 7 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren. Celebration of Life: on December 18, 2016 Visitation at 3PM service at 4 PM at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

RONALD K. GUSHIKEN

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 88, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on November 2, 2016 in Honolulu. Born November 9, 1927 in Kohala, HI. A retired Hawaiian Telephone coordinator. He is survived by wife, Evelyn Gushiken; daughters, Rona (Leighton) Lum, Wendy Gushiken, Barbara (Edwin) Guieb; 2 grandchildren; siblings, Ellen Uehara, Nancy Moromisato, Henry Gushiken. Private services held.

Harumi Sato

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

88, of Honolulu, passed away on November 21, 2016 at Nuuanu Hale. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, she was a retired secretary for Sears Roebuck. She is survived by daughter, Lori H. Sato; brothers, Richard (Liz) and Tadashi (Ruth) Nakashima; sisters, Pearl Furukawa, Lillian Miki and Hatsue (Charles) Kamimura. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Takeyomi Ogawa “Lefty”

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

TAKEYOMI OGAWA LEFTY 94, of Waipahu, passed away on October 17, 2016, in Wahiawa. Born in Papaaloa-North Hilo, he was a retired U.S. Government carpenter at Fort Shafter and a member of the 442nd RCT. Preceded in death by his wife, Natsue "Charlotte", he is survived by his daughters, Shanon (Hugh) Casey and Susan (Robert) Araki; grand- children, Tanner and Patrick- Michael Casey; Zoey, Zarina and Zara Araki; sisters, Agnes Suyama, Carrie (Mitsugi "Paul") Fuse and Beatrice Kaneshiro. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

Jewel McDonald

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Jewel  McDonaldJewel McDonald, 70, of Honolulu, died November 28, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born on January 15, 1946 in Jackson, Mississipi. Survived by 7 Children, 17 Grandchildren, and 8 Great-Grandchildren. Visitation 12:00 p.m. on Friday, 12/16/2016 at Trinity Baptist Church (3950 Payne Circle) service 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Woolsey Mortuary Services

DWIGHT AKITA

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Dwight Akita of Kalaheo, Hawai'i passed away at the age of 72 on November 27, 2016 at home. Born on August 3, 1944 in Waimea, he was an U.S. Army Veteran and fire-man. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Akita; sons, Dwight (Lisa) Akita of Kalaheo, Kimo (Karen) Akita of Kalaheo, Kevin (Julie) Akita of Kalaheo; eight grandchildren, Sandra, Karlee, Seth, Kash, Hunter, Keoni, Teivyn, and Taeley; brothers, Dean (Youngie) Akita of California, Dana (Marjorie) Akita of Lawai, and Darick (Maxine) Akita of Kekaha; sister, Adelaide (Ray) Emura of Kekaha; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kekaha on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Stanley S. Nakakura

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Stanley S. Nakakura78, of Honolulu, became a citizen of Heaven on Nov. 21, 2016. He is survived by wife Jean, son Leland (Jeri), daughter Shari (Barclay) and grandchildren Noah, Jayci and Tiara. He was a construction superintendent. One-of-a-kind, he was a good man with a great heart and a generous spirit, blessing others with his homemade takuan, pickled mango and deep-fried tako. Visitation 4:30 p.m., Celebration of Life Service 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

BETTY DARLENE KANAHA

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

AGE 89, entered Heaven's gate on November 22, 2016. Born October 31, 1927 in Sacramento, Calif. Betty survived by husband, Hubert; sons, Dennis (Naomi), Gene (Oriette), John (Lana) daughter, Patricia; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Grave side services will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park (Garden of Hope, wall 5), on Saturday, December 17th, at 2:00 p.m.

Dora Sam Keow Chun Kong

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

97, of Kaimuki, passed away on November 14, 2016. She was born in Kaneohe, Hawaii and is survived by her daughter Mickey C.Y.L. Leong and grand- children Chaz Leong and Breann Leong. Services to be held at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Thursday, December 15, 2016, Visitation 9AM; Service 10AM. Private burial. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

KIPI MCMOORE

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 98, of Waianae, HI, passed away Nov. 29, 2016 in Waianae. He was born Mar. 18, 1918 in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by sons, Raymond (Sese) McMoore, Kipi (Judy) McMoore Jr., Fatakipi McMoore, Vika (Salina) McMoore; daughters, Apu (Lologo) Masaniai, Mary Rhind Allan, Diana "Faamafu" (Lonetona) Seiuli; 24 grand- children and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m., Friday (Dec. 16) at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

WELDON K HO’OPAI

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

53, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed December 2, 2016. Born in Waianae, he is survived by his wife Sharmane; children Daniel, Wendy, and Bryson; grandchild Dayton; siblings Michael, Michelle, Tuulima, Patterson, and Salina. Service to be held December 17, 2016 at Maili Beach 11am - Sundown. For any further information, contact Sharmane at 808-439-7721. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Margaret “Marti” L. McGurk

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Margaret AGE 65, OF HONOLULU, HAWAII passed away on November 22, 2016. She was born, and spent her childhood, in Montana. Marti graduated from Bellevue High School in Washington, and the University of Washington, with a degree in English Education and a minor in history. After college, she moved to Honolulu where she met and married her husband of 40 years, Robert "Bob" E. McGurk. They have two children, Mathew "Matt" R. McGurk and Meghan D. McGurk. Marti loved intellectual pursuits and shared that love through her work with the Hawaii State Department of Education. She taught English at Castle High School for most of her 37-year career, but also worked as a vice principal, resource teacher, and data coach. Marti was passionate about teaching writing, and served as a co-director and a board member of the Hawaii Writing Project. An avid learner, she obtained her Masters of Business Administration from UH Manoa in 1991. She enjoyed reading, attending book club, walking, swimming, and vacationing at her beloved family cabin in Montana. She will be remembered for her quick wit, intellect, writing talent, work ethic, athletic abilities, and her strong love of family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Matt; daughter-in-law, Allison; daughter, Meghan; grand-daughter, Kyla; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Deanna Isbister, and Kevin and Andy Isbister; her sisters and brother-in-law, Debby and Don Morgan, and Kim Ferraro; her mother-in-law, Josephine McGurk, brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Christine McGurk; and nieces and nephews, Michael, Brenna, Caitlin, Casey, Sarah, Adam, Kate, Kari, and James Logan, as well as many friends. Marti was very loved and will be missed tremendously. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4 pm at the Kalama Beach Club in Kailua. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Hawaii or the UH Foundation for the Hawaii Writing Project would be appreciated. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

NANCY TAKAKO ROSSITER

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 80, of Mililani, HI, passed away Dec. 6, 2016 in Kailua, HI. She was born July 12, 1936 in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Robert Rossiter; sons, Sean Rossiter, Terry Rossiter; brother, Roy Shimabukuro; sisters, Kay Oshiro, Doris Nakagawa, and Bette Gushiken. Private services held.

Thomas O Reed

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

79, of Pearl City, died November 29, 2016. Burial: 1PM on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

JOURDEN DION YADAO LAMUG

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 26, of Kapolei, HI, passed away on November 9, 2016 in Honolulu. Born August 24, 1990 in Honolulu, HI. An active member of No Slack Shorecaster Club. He is survived by father, Renald D. Lamug; step-mom, Frelie Joy Lamug; mother, Edralyn Guzman Yadao; brothers, Justin Yadao, Jansen Lamug, Josiah Rae Lamug; paternal grand- father, Severo Lamug; maternal grandfather, Crispulo Yadao. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday (Dec. 16) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 17) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Ah Choy Lee

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Ah Choy LeeAh Choy Lee, 98, passed peacefully Nov. 24, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. A celebration of life will be held 6 pm, Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard Chapel. Burial service, Mon., Dec. 19, 3 pm, Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Born Feb. 17, 1918, Kalapana, Territory of Hawai'i, to Kam Lee and Wong Seu Lee, Ah Choy is survived by his wife of 32 years, Evelyn Chun Lee daughter, Deborah (Thomas J.) Payne of Hillsborough, CA, and son, Jeffrey Lee of Kaneohe, HI. He has several nieces and nephews. An avid gardener, Ah Choy shared bountiful harvests. He found joy in doing for others. May God always keep Ah Choy Lee in His love. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

JOHN D. CANON

Posted On December 11th, 2016 -

Age 102, of Waialua, HI, passed away November 16, 2016 in Waialua. Born December 26, 1913 in Waiakea, HI. Retired from Schofield Barracks as a heavy equipment operator after 36 years of service. He was preceded in death by children, Rubi Cubi, Greta Canon, Dennis Canon, Reynaldo Canon and Ronald Canon. Survived by wife, Donna Jo A. Pelekai-Canon; son, Roy Kalaualii (Diane) Canon; step-son, Michael Pelekai; brother, George (Izora) Canon; 17 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 46 great- great-grandchildren; 3 great- great-great-grandchildren; extended family, The Waiwaiole family. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 16) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ANDREA “ANA” H. McGURN HARDIN

Posted On December 10th, 2016 -

Andrea died November 15, 2016 at home in Oakland, Oregon at the age of 54. She was born in Honolulu and was retired from Harte Hanks in California. She is survived by her husband, Wayne "Geno" Hardin; son, Kahner Aloha Kaanaana Hardin; father, Andrew McGum, Sr.; sister, Lee "Nani" (Danny) McGum/Asato; and brother, Andrew (Jennifer) McGum, Jr. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 17 at Diamond Head Mortuary. lnurnment to follow.

ROBERT N. SPENCER

Posted On December 10th, 2016 -

Age 84, of Kapolei, HI, passed away November 9, 2016 in Honolulu. Born December 22, 1931 in Honolulu, HI. He was retired from the Federal Government, and a youth coach for various sports. He is survived by wife, Margaret Spencer; sons, Abraham (Jeanette) Spencer, Theo (Kathleen) Spencer, Teodoro (Kerry) Spencer; daughters, Margie Maxilom, Tanya (George) Ahsing; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 14) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

FIDELINA “PEGGY” S. JIMENEZ

Posted On December 10th, 2016 -

Age 88, of Aiea, HI, passed away November 13, 2016 in Aiea. Born April 11, 1928 in Waipahu. She is survived by sons, Stanford "Akus" (Elizabeth) Jimenez, David (Roberta) Jimenez; daughters, Yolanda "Hattie" (Leo) Palisbo, Christine "Tootsie" (Tony) Ceno, Sharlene "Nicky" (Michael) Samson, Jocelyn "Josie" Empron, Joylene "JoJo" (Jan) Muranaka, Darlene (Leo) Cortez; sisters, Helen Camello, Hilda Tibayan; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grand- children; 6 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 14) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Loy Fook Leu

Posted On December 9th, 2016 -

97 of Kaneohe, passed away on November 21. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii and was a retired vice principal. He was an active member of Kaneohe Aikido Club, the Oahu Retired Teachers Association, US-China Peoples Friendship Association- Honolulu Chapter and Tsung Tsin Association. He is survived by his spouse of 62 years. Lenora and two sons, Gilbert and Brian. Services at Hawaiian Memorial Park on December 13. Visitation 9-10. Services 10:00. Aloha Attire.

Jane Sueme Ifuku

Posted On December 9th, 2016 -

96, of Honolulu passed away on November 25, 2016 in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii and resided many years in Kapahulu. She babysat and worked at Sears Roebuck as a gift wrapper and assistant cook. She is survived by 3 sons, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Private services to be held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Marylou Kinoshita

Posted On December 9th, 2016 -

56, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away October 28, 2016. She is survived by husband Edmund Kinoshita; daughter Megan Kinoshita; brothers Fred Pedro Jr., Keith Pedro; sisters, Laurie Fonseca, and Lisa Nishioka. Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel on December 16, 2016. Visitation 5PM; Service 6PM. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

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