Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Dr. Frank Dean Schowengerdt

Posted On February 20th, 2014 -

FRANK SCHOWENGERDT brought space research, education to Hawaii Dr. Frank Schowengerdt, first director of PISCES, the Hawaii space research center, died of cancer Feb. 12 in Alexandria, VA. He was 77. He was Director of Space Product Development for NASA and in 2007 became director of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, PISCES, at UH-Hilo, testing space technology from around the world. Contributions may be made to University of Hawaii Foundation, UH-Hilo, account #12594804 (PISCES). Specify Schowengerdt Memorial.

Grace Harumi Santos

Posted On February 19th, 2014 -

GRACE HARUMI SANTOS 93 of Honolulu, passed peacefully at home on February 10, 2014. She was born in Honolulu. She retired as a seamstress for Alfred Shaheen. She was preceded in death by her husband Alexander. She is survived by her son, Craig (Susan); daughters, Gaylynne (Philip) Cavaco, Sharlene (Paul) Silva; nine grand- children; eight great-grand- children. She will be truly missed. Services were held.

Gary Tadashi Shimabukuro

Posted On February 19th, 2014 -

2-19-Gary-ShimabukuroGARY TADASHI SHIMABUKURO Gary Tadashi Shimabukuro passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside on January 26, 2014. He was born on July 24, 1929 in Peahi, Maui and was the eighth child of Mankichi and Uto Shimabukuro. Gary graduated from W.R. Farrington High School in 1947 and attended Honolulu Business College. On November 27, 1947, together with his parents and brothers, he helped create M. Shimabukuro & Sons and Mikilua Poultry Farm, Inc. in Mikilua Valley on the Waianae Coast of Oahu. In 1975, he founded Ka Lei Eggs. Gary was actively involved with the operations of Mikilua Poultry Farm, Inc. as President and later as a Director for 65 years. Gary loved music and continued to play saxophone after high school. He created the Sonic Big Band Sound orchestra which performed for the ballroom dancing club venue. He was a lifetime member of the Musicians Association of Hawaii Local 677 AFM. His love for basketball inspired him to form the Leeward Lakers and Mikilua Gamecocks which participated for many years in the Armed Forces League, Kalakaua League and international basketball tournaments in Korea and Japan. Gary also believed in youth basketball and was the sponsor of the Hawaiian Maid Girls Basketball League with the Honolulu City and County Parks and Recreation. He was a member of the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, Mikilua Farm Center, Jikoen Hongwanji Mission and Ginoza Sonjin Kai. Gary is survived by his wife, Juliet “Sue” Shimabukuro; daughters, Phyllis (Andrew Geiser) and Lois Shimabukuro- Miyake; granddaughters, Lindsey Libed of San Francisco, California, Alexis Miyake of Valencia, California, and Alana Miyake; brother, Howard Shima (Ethel); and sister, Phyllis Akina of Morgan Hill, California. Buddhist services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 4:00pm and service at 5:00pm. Casual attire, no flowers.

Gretchen R. Neal

Posted On February 19th, 2014 -

2-19-Gretchen-NealGRETCHEN R. NEAL Gretchen Neal, 75, of Kailua, died December 7, 2013. She was born and raised in New Mexico. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Colorado, moved to Hawaii, became a Registered Nurse and was the first female accepted into the Health Services Administration Program at UH Manoa where she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health. Gretchen retired as the Chief Operating Officer for the American Cancer Society, Hawaii and Texas Division in 2004. During her 34 years at ACS, she saw the founding of the first Children’s Cancer Summer Camp, worked tirelessly for the Relay For Life, was involved in the first chemotherapy program in the state, saw the decline in use of tobacco, witnessed advancement and adoption of cancer screening techniques, and provided funding for the Wig Room at ACS. Gretchen enjoyed her retirement and remained active in the community serving in leadership roles in the Assistance League of Hawaii and the Adventurer’s Club. She was a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts where she received the Women of Distinction Award in 1995 and was an Honorary Life Member of ACS. Her greatest passions were spending time with family and friends, her pets, volunteering, traveling, and playing games of all kinds. She played regularly on several bridge leagues and loved to entertain. Gretchen was preceded in death by her husband Bill Neal and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Neal; daughter-in-law, Marikaye Neal; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Sherman; brother-in-law, Richard Neal; grandchildren, Colin Neal, Maleah Neal, Caynan Sherwood; and numerous Littleton and Rolf relatives. Gretchen loved Hawaii and its people deeply. She will be missed by many. A celebration of her life will be held on March 8, 2014 at 11am, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Honolulu. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.

BENJAMIN OPEKA MILIKA’A

Posted On February 19th, 2014 -

BENJAMIN OPEKA MILIKA’A Age 83 of Waianae, HI, passed away February 9, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 4, 1930 in Kalihi, Oahu. A retired auto mechanic with the U.S. Postal Service. Also retired from City and County of Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Julia Puanani Milika’a; son, Clement (Stephanie) Milika’a of CA, Nathan Milika’a, Daniel Milika’a; Daughter, Claire Amaral, Nia (Poa) Milika’a; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) at Makakilo Baptist Church;(92-611 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei) Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Yaiko “Evelyn” Tanabe

Posted On February 19th, 2014 -

YAIKO TANABE EVELYN Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away on January 27, 2014. Born in Waipahu, she was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Toshiaki; sons, Dr. Eugene (Joyce) Tanabe and Dr. Jon (Dr. Marsha Iwahiro-Tanabe) Tanabe and granddaughters, Hilary and Hannah Tanabe. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts), please.

MARJORY SUEKO CHEE

Posted On February 19th, 2014 -

MAJORY SUEKO CHEE Age 82 of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 22, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 6, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. She retired from the warehouse at the Dole Company. Also, a member of Ben Franklin Sr, Craft Club, Pearl City. She is survived by husband, Frederick K.T. Chee; daughters, Aileen Chee, Cheryl I.W. (Breene) Harimoto; son, Derick (Gloria) Chee; sisters, Alyce Kuba, Elaine Tokita; 5 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Barbara Satsuki (Okinaga) Shoho

Posted On February 18th, 2014 -

BARBARA SATSUKI (OKINAGA) SHOHO Barbara Satsuki Shoho passed away peacefully on the morning of February 14, 2014. She is survived by husband Russell K. Shoho, her son, Alan R. Shoho and wife Vera S. Shoho, grandchildren Reed A. Shoho and Jenna A. Shoho; daughter, Susan T. (Shoho) Uyemura and husband Raymond M. Uyemura. No funeral services will be held. In lieu of koden or flowers, donations can be made to Japanese American Living Legacy (http://www.jalivinglegacy.org/).

Masaso Koike

Posted On February 18th, 2014 -

MASAO KOIKE 95, of Kaimuki, passed away on February 5, 2014. Correction to obituary.

EDWIN JACK KEOHOHOU

Posted On February 18th, 2014 -

EDWIN JACK KEOHOHOU Age 65, of Kamuela, HI, passed away December 30, 2013 in Kamuela. Born March 1, 1948 in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers, Henry K. Keohohou, Jr., Melvin Keohohou, Steven R. (Vicky) Keohohou, David G. Keohohou Bruce Keohohou; sisters, Arden Victor, Sandra Cote; nieces & nephews. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 9:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DEMETRIO “DEMY” DELA CRUZ

Posted On February 18th, 2014 -

2-18 DEMETRIO DELA CRUZDEMETRIO DEMY DELA CRUZ Age 57, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 9, 2014 in Aiea, HI. Born January 31, 1956 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Catherine “Emy” A. Dela Cruz; sons, Jay A. (Corvette) Dela Cruz, Jayden Dela Cruz; daughter, Janice (Rodney) Ignacio; mother, Carmen Dela Cruz; brothers, Agustin Dela Cruz Jr., Greg (Gina) Dela Cruz; sisters, Florentina Dela Cruz, Leonida (John) McGlone; 3 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30pm Sunday (February 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Prayer Service 6:30 pm. Visitation also 9:15am Monday (February 24) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; (91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00am. Burial 12:30pm at Mililani Memorial Park.

GLENN Z. ARAKAWA

Posted On February 18th, 2014 -

GLENN Z. ARAKAWA Age 66, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 3, 2014 in Pearl City. Born July 11, 1947 in Puunene, Maui. A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He is survived by sister, Jean Uejo; nieces, Allison Ganigan, KellyAnn Baniaga; 9 grand- nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:35 p.m. Inurnment Oahu Cemetery, Mon, March 24, 2014 at 10:00: am. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ANDRES “DARIS” GANITANO SANCHEZ

Posted On February 17th, 2014 -

ANDRES DARIS GANITANO SANCHEZ Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 13, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born November 29, 1926 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired carpenter from Tower Construction. Member of Dingraneous of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Estrella B. “Ulay” Sanchez; sons, Andres (Christine) Sanchez, Jr., Danny (Liza) Sanchez, Randy (Darlene) Sanchez, Tante (Margie) Sanchez; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- son; brother, Balbino (Julia) Sanchez; sister, Catalina Lahip. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WALTON Y.F. CHING

Posted On February 17th, 2014 -

2-17 WALTON CHINGWALTON Y.F. CHING Age 58, of Honolulu, passed away January 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu. Born and raised in Kalihi, Walton graduated from Farrington High School in 1973. Walton was a mechanic, fisherman, wheelchair tennis and basketball player, retired heavy equipment operator, and a member of the Westside Cruisers Car Club, Local Union 3, and the US Tennis Association. He enjoyed the outdoors, the ocean, music, traveling, classic cars, rebuilding trucks, the Island of Kauai, talking story, and especially loved his family. Walton’s unconditional love, strength, determination, and his resonating voice, smile, and laugh will be greatly missed. Son of the late Ida “Sweetheart” Ching. He is survived by father, William G. W. Ching; children, Brandy (Moses) Ching-Arciga and Kainalu (Jocelyn); grand- children, Drifton, Sweethart, and Kahealani; siblings, Wondra (George) Kam, Bill (Denise), Wilette (Eric) Peterman, and Wallie (Jennifer); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Celebration of Life Friday (2/21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Visitation 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Flowers Welcome.

Lawrence “Larry” Kalani Wilcox Smith, Jr.

Posted On February 17th, 2014 -

LAWRENCE LARRY KALANI WILCOX SMITH, JR. Age 79, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 6, 2014. He was born on December 11, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. He was the son of late Lawrence Smith and late Mary C. Bovee. He is survived by his wife, Gail (Kailua); brother, Edward; daughters, Lavon D. Smith Pinto and Lynn M. Benioni; sons, Lawrence K.W. Smith III and Kaipo K.S. Smith. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Larry retired as a Honolulu Firefighter/Fireboat Captain for 27 years. Through the department’s ideal schedule, he was able to pursue other high-profile work positions. With his intense love for the sea and his family’s maritime heritage, it was only natural for him to gravitate to any work that involved danger and high risk on or under the waves. As a salvage diver/welder he worked as lead diver for companies such as Uaukewai Salvage, Morrison Knudsen, Healy and Tibbitts, Hawaiian Dredging, Sause Brothers and ATT Communications. With his time at the company McWayne Marine Supply, he met and networked with dive and boat reps from all over the world. The Riffe Speargun Company recently recognized him as a spearfishing legend. His unparalleled work ethic, coupled with a no-fear approach toward adversity, made him the guy to call if you wanted it done in the underwater construction field. Dives in excess of 300 feet in this line of work was common for Larry. His reputation as a fisherman and fireman are legendary. Tour guides speak of him regularly about his hiker Rescue in Kalalau Valley on Kauai. Tamashiro Market held him in high regard of his knack to bring in fish, lobsters and squid when they were running low on inventory. If you were to ask him about all these feats, he would defer to his “teams” and their efforts, not his own. Even to the end, he said his greatest accomplishments were his wife and all his children. He will truly be missed by many. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Visitation 3:00 p.m.. Service from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Kawaihao Church. Aloha attire. Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.

HENRY ICHIRO HIGA

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

HENRY ICHIRO HIGA Age 83, of Mililani, HI, passed away January 22, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born July 13, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. Henry was retired from Safeway. He was a member of Kuba Rosei Kai; and Nakagusuku Shonjin Kai. He is survived by wife, Jean T. Higa; sons, Terrence (Earline) Higa, Mike Higa; daughters, Blanche Okimoto, Valerie (Steven) Yoshida, Kathleen (Clayton) Young, Jeanne (Ken) Johnson; brothers, Take (Aki) Higa, Donald Higa, Roy E. Higa, Glenn (Jean) Higa, Roy Hachi (Kristin) Higa, George (Madeline) Higa; sisters, Alice Yaw, Barbara (Dennis) Fujioka, Lorraine (Carl) Suyama; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

LAWRENCE KEN YAMAMOTO

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

LAWRENCE KEN YAMAMOTO Age 70, of Mililani, HI, passed away January 11, 2014 in Aiea. Born January 28, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from the Department of Transportation, Airports Division. He is survived by wife, Karen Taniguchi Yamamoto; son, Derek (Shirley) Yamamoto; daughters, Janeen (Jerome Radona) Yamamoto, Kristi Yamamoto; sister, Lorna Samarripa; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

RAYMOND NAOTO AMIMOTO

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

RAYMOND NAOTO AMIMOTO Age 85, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 25, 2013 in Honolulu. Born January 8, 1928 in Honolulu, HI. He retired after 39 years from Eastman Kodak. He is survived by wife, Takeko Amimoto; son, Derek (Melina) Amimoto; daughter, Tammie (Kenn) Kato; brother, Tomio “Tom” Amimoto; sisters, Lillian Akizuki, Florence Hata, Jean (Howard) Akagi; 5 grand- children. Private services were held.

EARL MARSHALL CHAPMAN

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

EARL MARSHALL CHAPMAN September 3, 1925 – December 14, 2013 Earl Marshall Chapman, son of the late Nathan and Bess Chapman of Chicago, Illinois, passed away at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 14, 2013. He was 88 years old. A long-time Hawaii resident, he is survived by his spouse: Lee Alden Johnson and two children: Nancy Chapman Arseneault (Michael) and Albert Chapman (Terae). His son, Stepan Chapman passed away in January. Earl is also survived by a former spouse: Margery Cornsweet Chapman, daughter-in-law Kia Chapman, two grandsons, two great grandchildren and several stepchildren. Earl grew up on Chicago’s north side, attended the University of Michigan and enlisted in the US Navy during WWII where he trained as a radioman. He first fell in love with Hawaii when he was assigned to the Barber’s Point Naval Air Station and then transferred to Maui where he helped train pilots in the use of radar. After the war he returned to the Midwest where he completed his business degree from the University of Michigan, and joined his father and uncle in the family business. Over the next three decades, Earl developed into an insightful businessman and successful entrepreneur. Earl never forgot his affection for Hawaii and in the 1980’s he purchased a vacation home on Maui. A few years later, contemplating retirement and the sale of his businesses, he relocated permanently to the Island of Oahu. Restless in retirement, Earl was instrumental in bringing together a group of investors to develop Booklines, Hawaii, which became the state’s largest distributor of Hawaiian books, music and gift products. Over the next 20 years, the company expanded and is now known as The Islander Group, Inc. Earl is remembered by family and friends as shy and leery of the spotlight but had an abiding concern for the people around him and the world in general. He supported the civil rights movement and actively protested against the Vietnam War. He took a leadership role in union negotiations and was respected for his ability to broker compromise. These skills served him well in later years when he became a mediator, volunteer trainer and board member of The Mediation Center of the Pacific in Honolulu. He donated countless hours and financial support to this organization. Earl also donated his time and resources to several other Hawaii organizations notably EPIC Ohana, a statewide, non-profit social service organization which enhances the welfare of children and youth. Earl served on the EPIC board since 2000 where his sage advice, good humor and genuine interest in the staff, the youth and the families served was greatly valued. In business and in his personal life, Earl was always looking forward. After becoming single in his 70’s, Earl met another long-time Hawaii resident, Lee Alden Johnson. Both loved to travel and were active in the local community. They were married in 2004. Earl was a gentle man and a gentleman. His humor and kindness will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all those who knew him. CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR EARL M. CHAPMAN A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the ballroom at Ko’olau Golf Club 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. Gathering at 9:30AM, the service will commence at 10AM. Reception to follow. A private memorial will be held this summer in Chicago, IL. No flowers please. Memorial contributions in Earl’s honor may be made to either of these organizations: Mediation Center of the Pacific 245 N. Kukui St. Ste. 206 Honolulu 96817 Epic Ohana, Inc. 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. SteC-210 Honolulu 96817

Theodore W Magnani

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

2-16 THEODORE W MAGNANITHEODORE W MAGNANI Passed away at home surrounded by family on January 30, 2014.Born April 17,1924 in Nuuanu,the 11th of 12 children of Italo and Virginia Franca Magnani. Ted is survived by son Kimo (Sandy), daughter Celeste, both of Kailua. 4 grandchildren, 8 g-grandchildren. Navy Veteran WWII. Services February 24 Hawaiian Memorial Park. Viewing at 9, service at 10.Lunch and military committal to follow at 1p.m.Hawaii State Veterans.

WILLIS S. HOOK

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

2-16 WILLIS HOOK AD 602529WILLIS S. HOOK Willis S. Hook, 80, a retired locksmith at Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, passed away peacefully at home on January 28, 2014. He is survived by loving wife of 54 years, Clara; children Clarissa (John) Cosson, Charles (Claire) Hook, and Clinton Hook; sisters Genevieve Caouette and Aletheia Everington; and grandchildren Blaine Hook and Noah Cosson. His favorite pastimes were ballroom dancing, watching old movies and spending time with family and friends. A master at telling jokes, he was always the life of the party, and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation on February 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services at 1:00 p.m., burial to follow.

EARL MARSHALL CHAPMAN

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

Earl ChapmanEARL MARSHALL CHAPMAN September 3, 1925 – December 14, 2013 Earl Marshall Chapman, son of the late Nathan and Bess Chapman of Chicago, Illinois, passed away at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 14, 2013. He was 88 years old. A long-time Hawaii resident, he is survived by his spouse: Lee Alden Johnson and two children: Nancy Chapman Arseneault (Michael) and Albert Chapman (Terae). His son, Stepan Chapman passed away in January. Earl is also survived by a former spouse: Margery Cornsweet Chapman, daughter-in-law Kia Chapman, two grandsons, two great grandchildren and several stepchildren. Earl grew up on Chicago’s north side, attended the University of Michigan and enlisted in the US Navy during WWII where he trained as a radioman. He first fell in love with Hawaii when he was assigned to the Barber’s Point Naval Air Station and then transferred to Maui where he helped train pilots in the use of radar. After the war he returned to the Midwest where he completed his business degree from the University of Michigan, and joined his father and uncle in the family business. Over the next three decades, Earl developed into an insightful businessman and successful entrepreneur. Earl never forgot his affection for Hawaii and in the 1980’s he purchased a vacation home on Maui. A few years later, contemplating retirement and the sale of his businesses, he relocated permanently to the Island of Oahu. Restless in retirement, Earl was instrumental in bringing together a group of investors to develop Booklines, Hawaii, which became the state’s largest distributor of Hawaiian books, music and gift products. Over the next 20 years, the company expanded and is now known as The Islander Group, Inc. Earl is remembered by family and friends as shy and leery of the spotlight but had an abiding concern for the people around him and the world in general. He supported the civil rights movement and actively protested against the Vietnam War. He took a leadership role in union negotiations and was respected for his ability to broker compromise. These skills served him well in later years when he became a mediator, volunteer trainer and board member of The Mediation Center of the Pacific in Honolulu. He donated countless hours and financial support to this organization. Earl also donated his time and resources to several other Hawaii organizations notably EPIC Ohana, a statewide, non-profit social service organization which enhances the welfare of children and youth. Earl served on the EPIC board since 2000 where his sage advice, good humor and genuine interest in the staff, the youth and the families served was greatly valued. In business and in his personal life, Earl was always looking forward. After becoming single in his 70’s, Earl met another long-time Hawaii resident, Lee Alden Johnson. Both loved to travel and were active in the local community. They were married in 2004. Earl was a gentle man and a gentleman. His humor and kindness will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all those who knew him. CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR EARL M. CHAPMAN A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the ballroom at Ko’olau Golf Club 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. Gathering at 9:30AM, the service will commence at 10AM. Reception to follow. A private memorial will be held this summer in Chicago, IL. No flowers please. Memorial contributions in Earl’s honor may be made to either of these organizations: Mediation Center of the Pacific 245 N. Kukui St. Ste. 206 Honolulu 96817 Epic Ohana, Inc. 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. SteC-210 Honolulu 96817

Chloe En Oi (Chung) Lowe

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

CHLOE EN OI (CHUNG) LOWE 84 of Honolulu, a retired Office Manager, passed away peacefully on January 23rd, 2014 in Antioch, California. Born in Lahaina, Maui, Chloe is survived by her sons John (Jeanne) & Robert (Leilani) Yu; daughters Linda (Wim) Heemskerk & Jacqueline (Don) Bell; sons Michael (Leina’ala) & William (Lori) Lowe; sisters Bertha Maunupau, Euphemia Nagashima, Fidelia Purdy, Henrietta Kanayama, “Nani” Kudzia; and brother Darius Chung. She was blessed with 9 Grandchildren, and 6 Great-Grandchildren. We celebrate Chloe’s life with a Memorial Service to be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, Saturday February 22nd, at 11am. Visitation begins at 10am. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Helen Freitas Vierra

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

HELEN FREITAS VIERRA 97, of Waimanalo died at St. Francis Hospice. She is survived by husband Joseph A, son Joseph Jr, daughters Diane Medeiros & Angela Tavares, 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren. Pre- deceased by daughter Yvonne Vallies and granddaughter Anneliese Vallies. Services February 22 at St. George Church Waimanalo. Visitation 11AM, Mass 1PM, Burial 3PM.

MASAO KOIKE

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

2-16 MASAO KIOKEMASAO KOIKE Age 95, of Kaimuki, passed away on December 5, 2014. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he was a retired banker for Great Hawaiian Finance. Preceded in death by his wife, Florence, he is survived by his daughters, Ann Nakahara and Margie (Calvin) Nishio; five grand- children; four great-grand- children; sisters, Elsie Honda and Nancy Koike. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 10:00 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

FRANCIS YOSHIO UYENO

Posted On February 15th, 2014 -

FRANCIS YOSHIO UYENO Age 92, of Ewa, HI, passed away January 19, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born May 15, 1921 in Ewa, HI. Francis was retired from Ewa Plantation. He is survived by wife, Asae “Harriet” Uyeno; son, Russell (Rose Anne) Uyeno; daughter, Janice (Dwayne) Nasu; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Private services were held.

Philip Edward Howell

Posted On February 15th, 2014 -

2-15-Philip-HowellPHILIP EDWARD HOWELL Philip Edward Howell, 92, of Honolulu Hi, passed away peacefully 0n Jan. 15, 2014 in Encino, CA. He was born in Shanghai, China Jan. 30, 1921 to Tsulan Violet Choy and Edward Brook Howell. Affectionately known as “Dixie”, he was raised in Honolulu and was a graduate of St. Louis College. He joined the Honolulu Police Department in 1942 and retired as a Lieutenant in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Lei Mamo; daughters Leigh (LeRoy) Howell-Reed, Dixie Howell and eldest daughter, J. Puanani Howell; 6 grand- children and 7 greatgrand- children. He was predeceased by son, Philip Brook Howell. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Star of the Sea Church in Kahala. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Service at 11:30 a.m. Casual/Aloha attire. No flowers.

RAFAEL “PAENG” ELEFANTE ETRATA

Posted On February 14th, 2014 -

RAFAEL PAENG ELEFANTE ETRATA Age 55, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 16, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 24, 1958 in Gabo, Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Employed at Prince Kuhio Outrigger Hotel. Member of Santiaguinian Association of Hawaii and Saranay Association of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth A. Etrata; daughter, Kiszle Ann (Elrey) Ulandez; sons, Rael Etrata, Rowen James Etrata; 1 grand- daughter; father, Emiliano Etrata; brothers, Eddie (Mariett) Etrata, Constante (Eloida) Etrata, Nelson (Kelly) Etrata, Carmelo (Elizabeth) Etrata, Emiliano Etrata, Jr., Jason Etrata; sisters, Corazon (Oscar) Gaborno, Encarnita (Danny) Villarin, Leila (Danny) Tee, Rose Mae Etrata. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 20) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARRY “TOSHI” OSHIRO

Posted On February 14th, 2014 -

2-14-HARRY-OSHIROHARRY TOSHI OSHIRO 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 8, 2014 at Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu on February 4, 1948, to Asao and Haruko Oshiro. Toshi was the youngest of 8 children. As a teenager, he moved to Okinawa with his parents where he graduated from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa. He later returned to Hawaii and attended H.C.C, after which he joined the U.S. Air Force. He later worked at Hawaiian Tel for 27 years; retiring as a Technician. Toshi enjoyed bowling; participating on several bowling leagues including Hawaiian Tel and HUOA, and traveling to Vegas with his Family. Survived by brothers, Henry (Janie) and Donald (Kimiko); sisters Betty Teruya, Nancy (Charles) Higashi, Jean Teruya and Doris Takazato and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be on Monday, Feb 17 at 5pm at Jodo Mission of Hawaii in Makiki.

ELSIE GOUVEIA

Posted On February 14th, 2014 -

ELSIE GOUVEIA Age 92, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 28, 1921 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughters, Bobbie Ma, Sharon Bowman, Debra Ring; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Burial 3:00 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 20) at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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